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:AIRM0)IT WEST VIR6IKUN
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d Daily except Sunday and Semikly
by the Fairmont West Vlrjtnlan
Publlahing Company.
ERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Dollvorod by Carrier.
One year .'.... 14.00
I months 11.00
1 month 40
I week 10
3y Mall, Postage Prepaid.
Ine'year 13.00
I months 1.50
4 months 1.00
I months 75
L month 25
TWICE-A-WEEK.
(Monday and Thursday.)
it :..T77T|nio
nths 50
nonths .25
ed at the Postofflce at Fairmont,
lr*lnla as second-class mall mat
fib'-'-WO. M. JACOBS President
f M. C. LOUGH Editor
L. H. DAVIS Business Manager
AN IN8PIRING ADDRESS.
The WestVirglnlan takes pleasure
In presenting to its readers to-day the
' address of Governor William M. 0.
;l)awsonv delivered at the Jamestown
.Exposition this afternoon. Like everything
Governor Dawson writes, the
address is Interesting and full of information.
We think we are not overstating
the facts or casting any reflection
upon the attainments of any
other men In West Virginia when we
" nay that Governor Dawson Is perhaps
^v.tlie best Informed man in the State
m ; 'on' all lines pertaining to the State's
f: ' progress and development. He has
been In close., and vital touch with
the various undertakings of the State
.- Iter .many yeafa and being a close observer
as well as a thinker, he has
j/ . wrought out many things worth while.
|V, His address delivered at Jamestown
: today Is replete with , facts and tig
ppytuw'whlclr-.go to show the greatness
commonwealth. It Is well
worth a careful reading. It touches
i?. upon various things vital to the
;'-'r - State's welfare aside from the ran.
terlal wealth so often spoken of. The
", governor tells of the schools, churchboa'pltals
and other Institutions
' ' which are doing so much for the bene L,
fit of the peonle. West Virginia Is
:;X; Just entering upon a period of great
k and lasting development. Governor
; Dewsons' wqrds on the future are helpful
and Inspiring. They make the
v : true West Virginian take heart and
kj- stir the finer feelings of the soul to
:i,; a higher sense of obligation to the
. kind Providence that has dealt wi h
' our State and people so bounteously.
; = ..
AT JAMESTOWN TO-DAY.
|?> West Virginia Is cutting a wide
' awath down along the side of Hampton
Boads to-day. With a coal column
jjS' 128% feet high rearing Its'proud head
- far above the din and confusion around
Its base and the West Virginia building
exhibiting a wealth of historic
lore practically new to the masses ot
the people, no State In the union can
lay claim to superiority over ours In
the matter ot rare and practical ex's
" :hlblts at Jamestown. Thousands ot
!' people will get a new conception ot
West Virginia at the exposition to-day.
/ ' Their attention will be called to the
- finest specimens ot manhood and wo>
manhood In America as exhibited in
picture and persons and likewise they
will'he told of what our State can
fiB? produce In brain and brawn and pro.
ducts for the development of both.
t:'- The coal column.mentioned above Is
doubtless the most unique, practical
tej:(Jand impressive exhibit at the expos!?-.jtlon.
It shows nineteen workable
jgjyjseams now being mined In our State,
aggregating 123Vfc feet In thickness.
Sfe'-Wo 'other region In the world could
duplicate that monument. That Is cer
K&fanly a distinction worth speaking I
jlStof. West Virginia will also show the
iffiEpeo'ple at the exposition the finest illsE&i'ilay
of apples grown In America.
8a|t"They tell the story or rich soil, bright
SSFa Bunshlne, salubrious climate. Homefe\'/?eekers
visiting the great ter-centenexposition
will undoubtedly have
their attention drawn toward West Vlrglnla
by the things seen on West Vlrfcjj.glnla
day.
W- The ClaAsUurg Telegram In a
headline speaks of some people who
?f...v~were drowned by water. That Is
S'li"* letter and seemingly more In accord
||$-i'lrffh the nature of things than to be
drowned by Are or mud or some other j
things we might mention. j .. 1
STY?
,Teat games, but they are
ig, in that they make one
d them all drinking Soda
are in West Virginia.
0 Main Street
DIES
The statement of Auditor ftcherr,
showing the financial condition of the
Slate at the close of business on June
30th, Is enough to give a nervous Democrat
a relapse on the fidgets. The
figures snow a balance of $1,818,364.00
In the State treasury, whereas we had
been told by some of the wise ones to t
a deficit was staring us In the face.
We liked to be stared at by a deficit
nearly two million dollars to the
good. Oh, It's awful to be a Democrat
such times as these!
To-day's West Virginian Is something
of a hummer. It has a number of letters
from the country districts, contains
the Governor's speech delivered
this afternoon at the Jamestown Exposition
and has a fine lot of live local
news. Fairmont will have to
hump itself If It keeps ahead of the
West Virginian In the march of progress.
A good many West Virginians are
on their way to-day to the State building
at the Jamestown exposition. ?
Parkersburg State Journal.
A good many West Virginians circulate
in this neck of the woods most
every day.
If all the railroads are built, which
the Fairmont and Grafton newspapers
are confidently laying out, there will
be no .shortage 1n the demand for steel
rails, during the next two years anyway.?Wheeling
Intelligencer.
They're coming all right, all right.
Just see if tbey don't .
That wasn't a burglar you heard last
night, It was the corn and cucumbers
growing In the garden, making up for
lost time during the cold weather.
strikTofnTy.
ice men broken
OFFICIALS MET COMMITTEE OF
ICE MEN TO-DAY AND EFFECT.
ED SETTLEMENT.
NEW YORK. July 2?The strike of
the New York Ice men is broken. Officials
of the American Ice Co. met a
committee of the strikers this raorhIne
nnd nromlsed to give the strikers
their old places It they returned to
work Immediately. The strike is not
yet officially declared oil, but two-thirds
of the strikers gave up the struggle
and are on the wagons as usual.
Enrley deliveries were marked by a
few acts of violence, but order Is now
completely restored. The break tn the
tie-up was mainly due to the collapse
of the "White Wings" strike.
Won't Stand for Loitering.
Police court was small this morning.
Joseph Varner was the only man
fined. He was a plain drunk and was
fined six dollars.
Will McDonald was arrested last
night for loitering. He was turned
loose on promise that hereafter he
will not be seen with certain strumpets.
Mayor Arfnettj is determined
that the loitering business shall be
broken up.
Boat Excursion.
The Leroy will convey an excursion
to Morgnntown on the Fourth. There
will be plenty of good music- on the
boat.. Those who do not wish to provide
lunch for the trip can bo served
on board the vessel. The Leroy will:
leave the local wharf at ten o'clock, j
The Columbia was the boat to-day i
and she' had on a henvy cargo of;
freight.
\ Fined for Fighting.
Angelo Mnreo was before Justice
Amos last evening. Mareo was charged
with assaulting Borneo Sporvltch
at Barnsville shaft last Friday, striking
Borneo with a monkey wrench.
TT?""" ff/ililnnlrl nntnil no Inffimrfltor I
nvill,* 1 l/llliio l\ I (IViull NO
for Barneo and Joe DIley was interpreter
for Angelo. Angelo was fined
ten dollnrs and costs. He paid out..
When you fee] "all run down" and
need making over, go to The Bin at
Klngwood and stay a few weeks.
"There's the place," said a prominent
physician, recently, "to rest up, feed
up, sleep up." Call on or write to
MISS LYNNE VVADDELH,
G47 North Front St., Morgantown.
July 2-16.
(Continued from P?fl? Ont.l
the colohy at Jamestown was hut iwh <
years old; and.. West-Virginia remained <
a p8rt of Virginia untlH863, a period '
cii more tain, two hundred and fifty '
fj:rsSjt, Xffit Virginia la therefore 1
'nit; a sttriy. stfcsi to the Old Common- <
wecJ.i then la any other American 1
State. We as West Virginians have 1
a deep and abiding Interest In two 1
hundred and fifty- years of Virginian
history, for a large part of It is ours.
We as West.Vlrginians helped to make 1
It, and, like all Virginians, are-proud 1
of our part in it. '
How West Virginia Became Known.
Ip 1641 when Jamestown was but
ubsmtoiu vflopg oU Wftlfpr AHRMTI.
w?>v/ ?>? J y-~' "
Joseph Johnson, Rice Hoe and Walter
Chiles left the mouth ot the historic j
Appomattox river, under sanction of
the General Assembly of the Infant '
colony, Journeyed westward and found
a new river whose waters flowed to J
the westward. This is the present '
New river, the first West Virginia river
known to Englishmen. In 1669,
John Lederer, a German explorer In
the service of Sir William Berkeley,
the first governor of Virginia under
the "restored monarchy," stood on the <
summit of the Blue Ridge, near the I
bead fountain of the Rappannock, and '
looking to the westward, beheld the t
plains and hills of what Is now Berke- i
ley and Jefferson counties in West Vi-- t
ginla. In 1671, CapL Thomas Batts. f
Abram Wood, Robert Fallam and John t
Neason left the present site of Peters- 1
burg, on the Appomattox, the first of 1
September, and sixteen days later, 1
standing near the rushing waters of 1
the Great Kanawha, took possesion of I
the valley of that river In the name of t
King James II. In 1716, Governor 1
Alexander Spottswood, with his thirty f
horsemen?"Knights of the Golden 1
Horse'Shoe"?halted "on the crest of <
the Blue Ridge, and away to the west- 1
ward saw the towering elevations in t
what are now the counties of Pendle- 1
ton and Hardy in West Virginia. Thus 1
was discovery and exploration made f
In West Virginia, but as yet no white '
man had found a home within the >
present limits of the State. The time, <
however, was near at hand, when this i
wilderness was to become the scene i
of civilized life. (
First Civilized Homes In West Vlr- '
B'nla. '
In 1726 Morgan ap Morgan reared
his cabin home, the first on the soil
of West Virginia, on the site of the 1
present village of Bunkerhill, In Mill 1
Creek district, Berkeley county. In t
1727-28 German mechanics found <
homes at New Macklenburg, now ?
Shepherdslown, In Jefferson county. <
Other settlers soon found homes along t
'he banks of the Opequan. Little and 1
Great Cacapon, and the South Branch 1
rivers, while the Greenbrier Land I
Company hastened to locate settlers in c
permanent homes In the valley of the s
Greenbrier river. So rapid was the I
increase In population along these riv. i
ers and intervening regions, that it is 1
believed that by the year 1755 fully i
12,000 people were residing within the c
confines of the present State of West 1
Virginia. I
West Virginia in the Wars.
These West Virginia river valleys ?
were a veritable seat of war during 1
the French and Indian War. During f
the seven years of Its continuance c
there were here erected not fewer '
than twenty-one places of defiance? '
blockades, and palisade and stockade 1
forts, the greater number being built 1
by order of Governor Dinwiddle, un- 1
der the direction of Colonel George 1
Washington.
p
The Revolutionary War.
Onward pressed this population f
over the mountains, hills and valleys,
even down to the Ohio river, and when f
the Revolution came there early West |
Virginians were ready. In 1775 Cap- ,
tain Hugh Stephenson organized and r
marched from Berkeley county the ,
company from the south side of the ?
Potomac that joined Washington at ,
Boston. Berkeley, Hampshire, Man- t
ongalla, Ohio and Greenbrier counties
sent their quotas of men to the Continental
army and State troops: sent :
horses and wagons and many suits of
homespun clothing to soldiers In the
field?In short did their part In mak-|
lag Virginian history In the Wnr for
Independence. For twenty-one years
?between 1774 and 1785?West Vlr-j
ginla was the Virginia frontier In the
border wars waged with the lndlanp
from the wilderness northwest of the
Ohio, and when these wars were ended.
more men, women and children
had died, victims of the rifle, the scalping
knife and the tomahawk, than had
perished from similar causes in any
other region of like extent In America.
The War of 1812.
And in the War of 1812 West Virginia
helped make much Virginia history.
The cannon balls used by Commodore
Perry to batter down the Brit.
Ish fleet on Lake Erie were made at a
pioneer Iron furnace in what is now
Butler district In Hancock county.
And when Perry's flagship, the "Law- j
reneo," was a drifting wreck lie transferred
his flag to the "Niagara," commanded
by Captain Jesse Duncan Elliott,
a citizen of Wheeling. The first
company of American troops to doublequick
up Pennsylvania avenue, after
the British General Ross had fired the
National capital, waa from Berkeley
m the-Maumee, vps organixed -at
3olnt Plelsant'at (he .mourn of the (
3reat Kanawha river, and was wholly
somposed of WeBr Vlrginians. Many
tompanles from West Virginia served ;
(long this. Atlantic Seaboard; some j
were at Craney Island;, some at Lnn- '
ly's Ijne, some on other fields, and 1
s-ben the war ended thebones of many ,
Vest Virginians lay buried along the j
tfanmee and in the sea at Norfolk. .
The Mexican War. ,
Nor was West Virginia lacking in
ter part In the Mexican War. Then
lundreds of her young men along the
yestern border rendevoused at the i
nouth of the Guyandotte river, and 1
suuotuig iu vauuuy ncoiciu acgauicuwo
fastened away to the seat of war.
Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackion'
Btudied the science of war In Mexco.
Captain John W. Rowan, captain
>f the Jefferson county volunteers,
md Captain Epbrlam G. Albertls,
lommandlng the Berkeley county
;roops, were In all the battles from
/era Cruz to the city of Mexico, and
he latter lost his life at the stormng
of Chapultepec.
West Virginia in the Civil War.
West Virginia is proud of her recird
In the Civil War, and we feel sure
hat our brothers of Virginia share
vith us In that respert. We followed
he flag of those great Virginians and
Imericans, Washington, and Marshall,
ind Jbifereon, and Mason, and Madi,on,
and Monroe, with a determination
hat our dear old Mother Common
vealth should continue In the unlou
vith us. We could not part with the
'lag and we could not he bereft of
ter. West Virginians and Virginians
10th had the courage of their convlcions.
Both suffered for dut.y-s sake.
3esldes 7,000 men who went into the
irmles of the Confederacy, 38,000
Vest Virginians fought under the flag
if Washington. No braver men ever
ought in war than were these Virginia
roops on either side from either Stat\
Vest Virginia contributed to the South
n that great.conflict Stonewall Jackion,
a general in her armies without
in equal save Lee himself: to the Con:
ederacy.she gave also Generals Ecliils.
Jenkins, and McCausland, 'while
n the Union armies among West Vlr[Inlans
were Generals Kelley, Duval
3o(T, IJghtburn, Harris Strother and )
Phoburn. ,
Jur Part In the Civil Hlatory of Vlr- 1
glnla. t
But it not alone In war that West '
Virginians have helped to make the '
llstory of Virginia. They were acive
In establishing and developing i
tvery department of'the government- i
il, industrial, and civilized life of the <
Did Commonwealth. As pioneers in ]
he wilderness, they reared cabin t
lomes In all the region from the A! C
egbenles to the Ohio; cleared the r
ands of the river valleys and adja- I
;ent bills; planted orchards; con- ;
itructed roads; bridged streams; i
bunded towns; organized counties t
ind developed excellent home life and '
ocal government. Five West Virgin- f
ans were in the Virginia Convention a
if March 20, 1775; five in that of July a
7. 1775; four In the convention of r
December 1, 1775; and five West Vir- r
llnians were in the convention of May t
i, 1770, which framed the first Constl- f
ution of the State. Sixteen West Virllnians
were in the Virginia Federal
invention In 1788 which ratified the ,
Constitution of the United States fif- een
of whom voted for It. Eighteen t
Vest Virginians occupied seats in the .
Virginia Constitutional Convention of n
820-80; thirty-four sat In the conven- t
Ion of 1850-51, which framed the third (
Constitution of the State, and forty- ]
even West Virginians were members ,
if the State convention of 1801 which ]
idopted the Ordinance of Secession, j
rhlrteen West. Virginians occupied c
eats In the Virginia House of Bur- ]
[esses before the Revolution; and |
nnro Minn n thnnsnml nf thpm unt ns -
nembers of the General Assembly aft- (
ir that time. A West Virginian, .lo
ieph Harrison, of Harrison county,
vor Governor of Virginia from 1851
o 18.10, defeating another West Vlr- 1
(Continued on Page Five.) (
OUR F
JULY 1ST, starts c
this year, as last, w
Our Optical
Are equipped with the latest elec
testing the eyes.
We make the latest
fad?
MONOGRAM COMBS.
I J I
A. B. SC
(Continued from Pig* Ondj'^V
. ertalnly, be a matter of gratiicatlon
:o all West Virginians to know that
he commonwealth has the greatest
lumber of displays placed by any
State in the various buildings. Particularly
One exhlbtlons are made in <
the 8tates' Palace, the History An
Palace, the Mine Metallurgy and Edu?atlonal
buildings. Besides these Is
the coal column, one of the most re- ,
markable exhibits on the grouhds.
Splendid History Exhibit.
Naturally enough, perhaps, the most
reneral' Interest is concentrated In
the history collection, which Is large- ;
tnd varied. It was made by Prof. Virgil
A. Lewis, of Mason, State historian
and archivist, who acts as secretary
of the commission and commls- ,
sloner in charge. No man In the State
8 as well qualified to direct the bls:ory
exhibit, work of this kind being
t specialty with Prof. Lewis. He has
levoted much time and attention to
collecting the display articles, some
)f which, however, have not been per- '
nanently arranged. The delay Is ,
mused by failure to complete the Pal- ,
ice of History, where the majority of | ^
Die relics will be placed. A large (
lumber of things were' obtained by
Prof. Lewis from various parts of the- ,
Kate. One of the most extensive and '
elaborate arrangements of the lot Is ,
he nrchoeological collection of Prof.
Henry S. Stahl, of Parkersburg. It Is
mid to be the rarest of the kind in
be country and Is superior to any be- *
'ore shown at an exposition. The Col- 1
>nel Charles Lewis chapter of the :
Daughters of the American Revolution
ind F. HeBB, of Point Pleasant, nad 1
leorge Vincent, of Fairmont, and oth- '
crs have loaned relics and curios and '
t part of the property of the State 1
Department of History and AVchlves 1
was removed here from Charleston. 1
Dne of the features of the history ex- '
libit Is a reproduction of the Blennermssett
mansion, erected In 1798 on <
3lennerhass.Lt Island In the Ohio
Iver, about two miles from Parkersiurg.
Within the walls of the famous ,
touse Burr succeeded in Influencing ,
Herman Blennerhassett to become a ,
mrty to what Is known in American ,
llstory as the Burr-Blennerhassett :
conspiracy, a scheme being laid to |
ound the great southwest monarchy ,
with Burr at the head and Blenner- <
inssett as ambassador to Great Brit
tin. The Intervention of the govern- ,
nent. prevented their plans from bang
carried out. (
There is also a model of the first I
ite&mboat invented by James Rumsey 1
n 1783 at Berkeley Springs, Morgan 1
county, West Virginia. The boat Is '
rattericed after the prototype in the i
vansportatlon section of the National I
Uuseum at Washington. An abund- '
ince of proof has been compiled show- I
ng that Ramsey perfected his boat 3 I
errs before Pitch and ten years pre- I
dons to Fulton's Invention. Authen- i
ic evidence of tills Is found In the I
llary of George Washington dated I
September Cth, 1784, in which he gives t
i description of the Rumsey boat and i
in interview with the Inventor. Court
ecords and other documents also
i.-ove beyond a doubt that to Ramsey ,
lelongs the honor of Inventing the |
Irst boat propelled by steam. ,
A pack saddle used In pioneer days t
or carrying salt over the Allegheny I
nountalns is In the history exhibit, t
there are also household utensils,
topper moulds for spoons, spinning
vheels, primitive looking Implements
ind a wooden plow, the latter being
ine of the few now in existence. In
me case Is an exhibit, entitled "The
Jght of Other Days," Included In
vhlch are candle moulds, grease
amps, colonial candlesticks and ccnde
anterns. Among the last named .is
me of perforated tin which once beongfd
to Joseph Johnson, of BridgetIn??lcA?
nnnntif nrli r? moo lha
J\l II, j ill I I Iflwu vuiiiii;, nil" "?? < "" j
inly West Virginian to ever occupy
lie gubernatorial chair of Virginia.
Historic Art Exhibit.
One of the most Important parts of
he history exhibit Is the art section
t includes portraalts of all of the offl:ers
from the time of the organization '
-IRST fl
\i 1 v naoAnA rroor in +1
;ui ouvAmu. yucti 111 ti
e will make our nan
Parlors
trlcal Instruments for
Our Watch Repa
Is In charge of skilled mechanics.
We make and replace the most d
| etera.
OTT & CC
servedduring.the oVl|:Vf*r. There^
are also paintings of Governor W. M. t
0. iwwson, 'Hon; Henry G. Davis; 'the <
late Or. John Hale, of Charleston, and c
Judge John J. Jackson, of Parkers- \
burg. The portrait of the latter was i
painted by bis daughter. Miss Lily t
Irene Jackson, who Is a talented art- 1
I at. Two of the handsomest paintings v
were sent from Wheeling and are the
wo.rlt of Captain Joseph Paris. One
rii-vesents the battle of Point Pleasant '
and the other portrays Elizabeth Zane j
receiving the powder during' the siege t
of Fort Henry, September 12, 1788. t
Literary Section. 1
in the historic literary department '
are many papers which prove of ab- '
sorbins interest to slghteseers. There
are deeds, parchments, autograph letters
and old papers, many well preserved
and others worn and yellowed
by age. A number of these exhibits
were loaned by the State University.
At the Educational Building.
One of the first educational exhibits
to be Installed was that of West Virginia.
It was done under the direction
of State Superintendent of Free
Schools T. C. Miller, of Charleston.
The display demonstrates that he is a
leader along educational lines and Is (
t man of fine attainments. The space |
reserved for West Virginia Is taken
ap with a display which sets forth
the progress of the University, the
Normal and High and primary schools.
horticultural Display. j
State Hortlculturallst S. W. Moore
tad wife, of Elwell, have charge of
the State's horticultural exhibit.
Fruits and other products have been
well arranged and the exhibits are
.hanged frequently and kept in the f
rest of condition. An apple is given r
o each West Virginian who visits the ^
>pai-e at which Mr. and Mrs. Moore ,
have their headouarters. This cour
teous couple had the management of j
the same department at the World's f
Fair at St. Louis and carried off sev- ,,
sral medals and premiums. f
The Coal Column. f
The coal column Is the most ob- a
served outdoor exhibit at the ter-cen- t
?lal celebration. It will be finished 1
ivlthin a few days and when completed r
will be one hundred and seventy-three t
Feet and six Inches In height and six- f
;een feet at the base. Nineteen seams b
)f coal will be represented In the struc- P
ture and they are being placed as they c
were taken, geologically. The reins f
)f coal are those mined In West Vlr n
jin a 'or commercial purposes. The e
lower calls attention to the fact that a
:h" State Is second In producing the o
thick diamonds. When the last tier t
tas been placed the monument will be f
wired and fitted up with a searchlight
tnd hundreds of electric lights. Of the
velve thousand dollars cost only sev
-n 'housund dollars will be paid by the 8
Stale, the remaining having been con- 8
rlhiited by indlvduals. Mr. Nell! Roo- 1
nsbn, of Charleston, Is the contractor, *
ititi ha? directed the work of construe *
don In a manner which from the first
insured the tower being one of the ^
uost imposing and attractive exliltms epresenting
the State.
Other Coal Exhibits,
In the Mines and Metallurgy In (King
a splendid showing is made by the
Pocahontas Coul Operators' Associa- y
ion. The Pocahontas coal received t
lie highest award at the Columbina ex- t
lositlon at Chicago. At the close of A
he Spanish-American war the United e
"THE MID
Shaa. and Mamie, Who Are Putting a F
iNINIVER:
ie Jewely business i
le stand for Quality a
Our I
are capable of executing
ing.
ijring Department.
elicate parti of fine Swigs chromon>.,
Jewelers
yereloVbe^wt that ^ocahootaa coal
W considered superior 1n erer^|f|||g^
pec1 In close proximity to the Poeasontns
'exhibit Is one made by the Dads.
Cosl Company.
Attain Well Managed.
Although the appropriation made 't^^^H
Vest Virginia for erecting a bulfttihg .
>ni collecting exhibits for the Jamesown
Exposition was much less than
hat of several of the States, a crediable
appearance has been made. The
ifty-flve thousand dollar* set:
or tbe purpose has been expendedjn V &
i judicious manner and the -writs
ihouM be satisfactory to all. Tho
tommisalonere and those connected
villi business relating to West Vlr
lihla'a showing at the great comment- t&S
iratlve exposition have discharged r$Sg|
heir duties In a conscientious ami |
apable manner and residents of the
:ommonwealth Bhould be extremely '
fateful to the busy men for serving 5 ;,Vy j
vlthout financial recompense In such
esponslble positions. " ;;
SAD DEATH AT
THE HOSPITAL
?
i. T. RANKIN DIED HERE OF INJURIES
RECEIVED AT CAMDEN-ON
QAULEY.
Yesterday afternoon at Cook. Hospital '
iccurred the death of S. T. Rankin '
iter an Illness of several days occa;loned
by injuries received from a logjl
oiling over him at his home at Camlen-on-Gauley
last week. Mr. Rankin ;>U
ras brought to the hospital here for .
in operation, but the seriousness of
lis condition prevented the operation '&.?
rom being performed. Mr. Rankin A?
s quite well known all over the State, 'i-V&fe
iRvlne hppn a nromlnent Odd Fellow \
or the past thirty-five years and was >;%,>
lso a member of the Knights of Py- vj&jj!
hiss Lodge. The deceased was a high- SfflHS
y respected and an upright Christina
nan and his death will bring sadness
o a large circle of friends. He was'
Ifty-slx years of age and is survived
iy a wife and 'son, both of whom were
resent at bis bedBlde when death oc- iSe?
urred. The remains were prepared
or burial by Undertaker R. L. Cnn- Ig&aBj
ilngbam and thlB morning were tglc- WjejS
n to his home at Camden-on-Oauley, jgmm
t which place the funeral will be held
n Wednesday, The Odd Fellows and:%-;<j3jS
he K. of P.'s will have charge of thai".ipj
Bank Officers Elected.
The Bank of1 Farmingtonr held
tockholders' meeting yesterday and
lected directors for the ensuing year. ,
rhe dlrectorse lected were: J. F.
lampbell, J. C.rParrlsh. Samuel B. ?
Idibert, W. J.. Rowland, M. V. Mil- an.
K S. ' Morgan. J. W. PhlUlBS.
ohn A. Bock, W. H. Veach, J. F.
lampbell is president and W. J.
lowland, vice president of the instltu-. V
Workmen Crushed to Death. V.;S
NEW YORK, July 2.?Two workmen
rere crushed to death to-day and twA^jgal
y were injured by falling rocks in C
he Pennsylvania East River tunnels'
. hundred and fifty laborers narrowly,)&J|
scaped a similar fate.
GLEYS."
leal Vaudeville Act on at the Grand, ||||
SARY
n Fairmont, and ; |
nd honest prices.
ingravers v . |fl|
any style of complicated engra'v-. |jj
Estimate! furnished >|j||
promptly on matching m 'a|j
of diamonds and re-eon- | :;H
structlng family heir- ||

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