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Advert lurs Like Our Circulation. ^ ^Wv#rti#?i*Xlk^^ H VOLUME IV. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1907. NUMBER 64. I COUNTY GOUR GENERAI NICE PAYMENT ON COURT HOUSE DEBT TO BE MADE || Levy Kept to A Minimum Bpv It Is unofficially but authoritatively tv- announced that the County Court has agreed upon the levies ror county purposes for the coming year. Last year 5-... the rate was 10 cents la the Independeat districts, which take care of their Bjft -own poor, and cents in the remainBfs. -lng districts. This year is has been ?jT -decided to put the levy at 15 and 16 cents respectively. Last year the State Bp* levy was 8V4 cents on the $100 valuaKT'. . tlon, but this year the levy is only K& 5 cents. In view of the low rate for ?V general county expenses and the State Kf.- tax, the court has decided to lay a speKi" clal levy of 5 cents to make a payment on the indebtedness left by ? K.V: Democratic court for the Republicans to pay. The amount thus raised for Ep. principal and interest will be about $25,000. g|.-: Last year the entire property list for g* taxable purposes In the couuty Bp amounted to about $13,000,000, while ffiiS; this year the list will show a little | over $50,000,000. With this Increase B|" the County Court will be able to raise E|r. $104,000 for expenses. Improvements. Ms ( Interest and debt as against $76,000 Be - last year. Counting the 314 cents reg|ijt ductlon In State tax and adding the 3 I cents special debt rate tne comparison for last year and tills Is as follows: For Independent districts last year, 19V4 cents; county districts. 81H cents,--This year the independent dU ] I trlcts rate will be 20 cents and the rate for the country districts 21 cents, an Increase of one-half cent In one instance and a decrease of a half cent In the other. The road levies have not yet been 'agreed upon but the court is working on them and will soon be ready to announce them. Makea Denial I WESTERN UNION OFFICIAL SAYS FALSE REPORTS HAVE BEEN CIRCULATED. NEW YORK, July 3?tu denial or p. the reports that the Western Union . Company has receded from the understanding reached with Labor Commtssloner Neill concerning the relations $ with operators, President Clowry has i- addressed letters to General Superin;i. tendents of New York, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, outling the cor| 'poration's attitude, stating that notj? withstanding the unwarranted action ' In calling the strike in San Francisco, the company would carry out condlp, tlons set forth in original statement [| In good faith. I SOILING ROSIN I ON NAKED BODIES I FAILED TO MAKE REBELS I ELL NAMES OF LEADERS OF UPRISING IN CHINA. HONG KONG, July 3.?Horrible tortures have been practiced upon a band of eighty rebels instrumental In instigating the recent uprisings near Wong Kong, who were captured by Imperial troops. All efforts to make the prisoners divulge details of the plot and name the leaders of the uprising have failed. As a final effort boiling rosin was thrown upon the naked bodies of the prisoners, but even this torture failed to move them to confession. n nipiiipn I K. M, ntflvtn GOES TO WALL WELL KNOWN BROKER CLOSES OFFICES BUT NO STATEMENT IS GIVEN OUT. ___ jj& PITTSBURO, July 3.?The broker. age house of R. M. Weaver, of DlajP, Jnond street, with numerous offices In re "towns throughout the western part of ?i-7 the State, closed today. No statep ment of the financial conditions yet r DECIDES ON L AND SPEOII r j Secy Cortelyou Sp of West Virginii Address at Jan JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION, NOR-I FOLK, Va., July 3.?In Ills address at the dedication of West Virginia's coal column at the exposition yesterday. Secretary of the Treasury Cortelyou said in part: Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: You have erected here a unique symbol of the commercial and industrial growth and greatness of your Slate. I am told that this column is 12314 feet high, and that It contains 835,200 lbs of coal and 38.000 feet of lumber. Whoever devised it was happy in.his selection of a means whereby the visitors to this Exposition might be given a vivid impression of one of the elements of West Virginia's commercial supremacy. I doubt whether any other method could have been selected that would have called attention so strikingly to one of its great natural products: and there is virtue in a striking illustration. A stranger passing, in reply to a natural inquiry, the answer, "That's West Virginia's coal column," will get more condensed Information In those six words than he has probably received for many a day. And if the information leads him to inquire still further he can soon as"oefiln In hna* hrlftf n norfnd VOUr State has grown from a comparatively small to a large population and from great natural resources undeveloped to mining and manufacturing Industries j and to agricultural production that the now a source not only of Immense pro'.It but of uonest pride to all your citizens. Growth and Development. At some length. Mr. Cortelyou traced the history and development of what Is now West Virginia from the A PERMANENT CAMPGROUND DEFINITE STEPS MAY BE TAKEN UPON RETURN OF OFFICIALS OF STATE. CHARLESTON, July 3.?The matter of a permanent camp ground for the troops of West Virginia has been revived, and the feasibility of establishing them will be given more than passing attention upon the return of the WestVirginia official, representatives from I Jamestown next week. Charleston nas snown uu unmm-. tlon to induce the location of the, grounds near this city, and it is prob-l able that a more central location will | be selected anyway, even though they are established. An effort will be made by a number of the officers high in army rank to have the State procure a site between Clarksburg and Fairmont, on the Interurban line, which runs between these points. Elkins will also make an effort in the same direction. Procuring a permanent place for the annual maneuvers rests with whether or not it will be decided to have the State troops go with the regulars each year at the places designated by the war department. General Clarence L. Smith advocated the establishment of a permanent camping place during the last few I vears he was comandlng general of I | the West Virginia brigade, and for a while it was believed that he would be successful in his purposes. However, the passage of the Dick bill knocked the State military problems Into a condition of <^>ubt, so nothing definite was done about the matter. TRIAL DELAYED WARFARE BETWEEN ATTORNEYS RETARDS PROGRESS IN HAYWOOD CASE. BOISE. Idaho, July 3.?Warfare between attorneys over the admission of evidence is delaying the progress of the Haywood trial to-day. The defense has still mbre witnesses to the bitterness of the campaign the mine owners are said to have waged against the miners' federation. Tlie prosecution declares Haywood and not the mine owners is on trial and that the testimony during the past few days Is wholly irrelevant. Haywood is still expected to take the stand almost hourly. It is still uncertain whether Moyer | wilt be made a witness. LEVY FOR M PURPOSES toke Eloquently a's Future In His lestown Yesterday pioneer days down to the present, discussed Washington's purchase of West Virginia lands; spoke of-the purchase In' Philadelphia In 1855 of 50,000 acres of West Virginia land for 51,500 and of frequent sales at 3 cents an acre. He discussed the growth of the State along industrial lines, showing the Increase in the coal, timber, oil and agricultural production and railroad construction. He spoke of the slow growth of the State until in recent years and the rapid development since then. In closing, Mr. Cortelyou said: "And now West Virginia has come to her own: her lands are demonstrating their value: her resources, the existence of which was more than suspected a century ago, but the Immensity of which Is now only beginning to be appreciated, are speaking for themselves. The whole country Is partaking of the warmth that conies from the fuel that the ages have stored In her hills: and her flowing wells are furnishing power for the world's activities and light for cities and towns, for homes and shops. And these do not tell all her greatness, which Is developing In many ' other directions. Whatever may have retarded the growth of the country we are considering, the causes thereof have disappeared: and the long-overlooked wealth of this commonwealth is being brought to the attention of the world. Can we say that the progress of the future is to be less marked than In the recent past? Her people are three times as numerous as when she entered the Union. Already her railroad system has an extent, whether measured by (Continued on Page Eight.) WHERE IS MRT ROCKEFELLER EXCITEMENT GROWS APACE AS TO THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE OIL KING. CLEVELAND. July 3.?Hunted by more than a score of United States Deputy Marshals, John D. Rockefeller's flight from a Federal Court subpoena Is becoming more exciting every hour and apparently more hopeless. Every evidence that has been found Indicates that Rockefeller is in the vicinity of Cleveland. U. S. Marsha! Chandler has no doubt of this but it Is not certain he Is In this Forest Hill home. The excitement of the government chase of Rockefeller has had its effect upon his wife and there Is h" lief that he will surrender on her account If no other. Yesterday she became so nervously affected that the presence of a physician was necessary and sedatives were administered to calm her. AMUSEMENTS FOR THE FOURTH RACES. BALL GAME AND EXCURSION DOWN THE RIVER TOMORROW. The varied amusements here to-morrow should be sufficient for all to find a way to drive dull care away. The races at the old fair grounds will afford amusement for those who are lov-j ers of the track and for the lover of w baseball the game at South Side park will be all that he could wish for. Those who are hankering for a little terpslchorean exercise will have a chance at Traction Park, where the dancing will be. The excursion on the Leroy to Morgantown will be enjoyed by those who wish a little change from the ordinary way of spending the day. SECRETARY TAFT Leaves Washington For a Week's Vacation With His Family. WASHINGTON, July 3?Secretary of War Taft left Washington to-day for a month's holiday which, he will spend with Mrs, .Taft and-their children at the summer home at Murray Bay, Canada. TROLLEY LINE IN FIRST WARD NOWJSSURED AN IMPORTANT AGREEMENT REACHED By the agreement of the Falrmout and Clarksburg Traction Company with the County Court to pay the Bum of $18,000 as Its share In the construction of the bridge across the Monongahela river In place of the old suspension bridge that now spans It, the erection of a new bridge Is not far off. The court reached the agreement yes; terday. The company will have (he right to lay track over the bridge and to operate cars on and over It. The company will then extend Its lines through the First ward. To reach the bridge the Traction company will have to go down Park's avenue. It Is understood that a plan has been worked out by which this can be done without Interfering much with the wagon traffic on this avenue. The plan Is to double track Parks ave nue from South Side bridge to the bridge across the Monongahela river so that the wagons j\n follow the cars or the cars follow the wagons just as It happens as to which one gets the right of way. While there has nothing been given out It is understood that an attempt will be made to carry out these plans. SILVER JUBILEE IS CELEBRATED chautaqfi&a- programme at mt. lake best this year in quarter of a century. MT. LAKE PARK, Md? July 3. ? With the many attractions, both new and old, being opened for the season this week and the Inter-denominational camp meeting scheduled for the latter part, and influx of visitors to the park is expected. The camp meeting .will be held at the Old Auditorium and will probably be the biggest and most successful In the history of the park. Such names as Bishop Luther B. Wilson, D. D? and Rev. E. .1. D.. Pepper, W-V thio u. u., atlliuM usauics Liita This year sees the silver Jubilee anniversary of the Mt Lake Park Association and an attempt has been made to make the Cheautauqua programme of this year the best the association has ever put before the public. How well they have succeeded such names of Governor H. A. Buchter, of Colorado; Senator Elmer J. Burkett, Capt. Jack Crawford, the poet scout, and Dr. Charles F. Aked, the English orator, a nJ such attractions as the Weber and Troubadour Male Quartettes, the Cecellan Lady Quartette and the Dadell Concert Company show. Quite an improvement to the park is the new postofllce building. This will relieve the crowded condition of the mall service of which visitors at the park so much complained last season. the Loch Lynn Heights Hotel is being extensively Improved. The entire hotel has been repainted and redecorated, the contract has been in the hands of P. T. Staley & Son3, of Fairmont and Washington. The parlor, which was in old rose last year, has been done over in green; the dining room was also done in a soft green, with a frieze of lilies. The rooms have been done over in various tints and several new baths added. The tower, from which the view is delightful, is also being Improved and made easier of access. It is said that three states - ?- - * ?L)., Tkn may ue seen irum ?.uia vunci. , Washington' Symphony Orchestra, un-| rter Prof. Rakemann, has arrived, and| the first dance will he held Thursday, July 4th. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Cunningham, Miss. Casseday and Miss Glaney. of Fairmont, are at the I.ocb Lynn for the season. Messrs. B. Park, W. S. Pltzer, P. M. Carpenter and L. C. Londer, of Fairmont, are making a two weeks' stop j at the Loch Lynn Mr. R. E. Flnnell, of Parkersburg, will spend the coming week end with his mother, Mrs. M. A. Busselle, at Oakland, her cottage here. Mrs. Will Lewis and family are expected the latter part of this week. They will visit Mrs. A. K. Thorn, Mrs. Lewis' mother. Mr. and Mrs. Lew Stone and son, E. J., en route from Jamestown to Wheel. iing, in an auiomouue, are t?|rcuu;u . \ w ' - . . OFFICIAL CALL NATIONAL II City Council Got B Important Matt T OITTT M. WWU Council met last night at city hall and transacted ipuch Important business. City Collector Scott was directed to prepare a statement for the paving ot Pike street and to collect the portion to be paid by the Fairmont and Clarksburg Traction Company, also the paving bills for paring Benoni avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets and on Walnut avenue. Several petitions came before council asking for water lines to be laid.' This work was referred to the water committee with power to act. The sewer committee reported as to the extent of sewer lines now needed In the city. To build these lines it Is J estimated that It would cost $15,000. No sewer lines were ordered laid. Complaint wa3 lodged that the water line that posses through the Barnes property and crosses Palatine Knob, leaks and causes land slides along the slope of the hill. Mr. Barnes claims damages. Mr. Barnes will appoint a man who will view the property with the mayor and If the two men cannot meet on the proposition of damages a third man will bo selected to assist in arbitrating the matter. The next matter that claimed the attention of council was the tabled question concerning the revocation of Gua Berns' saloon license. .This matter was before council last meeting night but In accordance with the city ordinances action was deferred until the next meeting night Berns was fined for Sunday selling. Mayor Arnett then asked that his licene be revoked. Attorney Harry Shaw repiesented Berns. Mr. Shaw said that council had no right to revoke the license pending the appeal In the Circuit Court. Mayor MR, SHINN AT FOLLANSBEE POPULAR YOUNG FAIRMONT PHARMACIST MAY GO INTO BUSINESS THERE. Mr. R. M. Ross, of the South Side Pharmacy, who together with Mr. Jas. Shlnn, purchased that store the first of the year. Informs us that Mr. Shlnn is now at Follansbee, W. Va., where another drug store may be purchased by them. They have an option on the * t? SU Man| I business ana some cuuiimuauuus uio/ ^ arise by which the trade will fall] through, in which event Mr. Shlnn will, return to Fairmont and be associated With Mr. Ross In the management of) the South Side store which Is having just now a very handsome trade.J These popular young men are wide awake and are quick to see a good proposition In the drug line when It presents Itself to them. ODD FELLOWS J INSTALLED OFFICERS AND HELDJ BANJUET LAST NIGHT?AN INTERESTING MEETING. The officers of Marlon Lodge No. 11. I. 0. 0. p.. installed officers last night at' Its regular meeting. The officers taking the obligation are: George E. Holdren, noble grand; W, A. LeSeur, vice grand; F. M. Thralls, secretary; George A. Vincent, treasurer; L. C. Fitzhugh, trustee. One of the features of the meeting was the presentation of a fine steel engraving of Thomas G. Steele, a deceased member of the local lodge, who for several years was Grand Master and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodges of Virginia and West Virginia. The presentation speech was made by Past Grand Master T. W. Flaming, who in a very appropriate address turned the picture over as the property of Marlon Lodge No. 11, I. O. 0. F.i and to Mountain City Encampment No. 5. The picture 13 artistically finished and will be placed in the lodge room at one'. After the meeting the members ot the lodge went to Hail's Ice cream parlors where delicious refreshments were served. Mt Lake some time this week. They will stop over for a couple of days at their summer home here. dv'1/ jtct . FOR THE Flf LIGATION CON . j . ?. ; ; * \ ' I J usy On Very ers Last Night; At 33 1-3 Cents Aroett replied to Mr. Shaw statin* that he was a sworn officer to enforce the laws of the city and whether or not Boms was convicted In the higher court council bad the authority to revoke the license; that that was the only way to reacn oems, ine major stated that he wjs going to execute the law to the best of his ability auu asked council to support him. WDea the vote was taken there were five councllmen voted for the revoking of the license, two against and oni not voting. The question of granting a transfer of license of J. L. Sapper from tm room where his saloon Is now to a room across the street The vote on this question stood 4-4. The mayor did not decide the vote. Bills amounting to $7,00 were allowed. The finance committee made the following report on rate of levy for the ensuing year: Water, 5 cents on the $100, amounting to $5,61.32; general purposes, .28 cents fill,422.42; bond sinking fun, 5 cents, $2,244.33; special levy, 5 cents, $5,611.32." Total levy, 40 cents on $100; total amount, $44,889.59. The total valuation of the property Ih the city Is rated at $11,223,650.75. In making the levy the expenses for the water system were put at $35,832.65. Income, $30,000; to be raised, $5.832.65. General purposes were put at $74,114.71; general resources, $44,419.79; to be raised, $29,994.92. The levy recommended by the finance committee was 40 cents on the hundred dollars. Council fixed the levy at 331-3 cents on the one hundred dollars, The levy Is the same as It was last year. Council adjourned. HASBEENMISSING SINGE SATURDAY RAILROAD MAN WHOSE SON HOLDS POSITION IN WHEELING CANNOT BE FOUND. CUMBERLAND. Md? July 3?James E. Hamilton, Baltimore and Ohio baggagemaster at the Cumberland station for twenty-seven years, has been missing since Saturday morning. At 5 o'clock, after donning his uniform, he gave his wife an affectionate goodbye and she thought he went to his duties. Nothing has since been heard from him. The family fears that some 111 has overcome him. Mr. Hamilton had not been In good health and he had been complaining of his head, He Is the father of Jesse W. Hamilton, Baltimore and Ohio general yardmaster, at Holloway. Ohio; Edward E. Hamilton, chief clerk in the division superintendent's office. Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Wheeling, W. V.; Mrs. James Syme Hastings, wife of a Cincinnati newspaper man, and of William L. and Robert L. Hamilton, of Cumberland. Mr. Hamilton has relatives In Virginia, Charles H. Hamilton, brother. Clearbrook: Oscar P. Hamil ton, brother, near Berryville, and sisterO Mrs. Harriet Pope, in Berryvllle. ATTACK J JEWS BLACK HUNDRED KILLED TWO AND WOUNDED OTHERS IN STREET MASSACRE. ODESSA, Juiy 3.?An unprovoked attack was made upon Jews In Buignry street last night by a gang of Black Hundreds, the reactionary fighting organization. The police made no effort either to^ protect the helpless victims or arrest the miscreants who attacked them. The gang carrying arms went through the streets firing indiscriminately at men, women and children, killing two and serlonsiy wounding fifteen in the attack. dog licen: In accordance with Chapter 24 i owning, keeping or allowing to be I within the city any dog, are hereb; signed and secure a license on or bi ure to comply with this notice will 1 provided by said Chapter. . .r.'tf,;;A-. -.: TEENTH GRESSJSSUED GREAT METING Will September 2-7 Date of Meeting The following copy of the official call for the Fifteenth National Irrigation Congress waa received to-day by the West Virginian and this paper takes pleasure in helping to advertise the great meeting to be held on the Pacific Coast on the dates therein mentioned. Hon. A. B. White Is an honorary vice president of the Congress. The call as issued Is as follows: To the People of the United Statss, 2 Greeting: The Fifteenth National Irrtgkuim.SpM Congress will be held in Sacramento, California, September' 2-7, Inclusive The tour great objects of the congress are to "save the forests, -atomv*yj|jl the floods, reclaim the deserts make homes on the land." All who. are Interested _ m ..'.'ttjffcgua achievement of these objects or any * of them are Invited to attend the congress, and, by participating; in ita deliberations, contribute to a Wide' atrectlon of national policies and development of practical methods of con- ' serving and developing the great, ural resources of the country, thereby- ~ k Insuring a greater stability of proe--J.j'.'-a perous conditions, extending the liable area, Increasing the produoU-,ofifVv^0 the land, and Increasing internal trade .'">38 and commerce. . National and State officials, Irrigation and forestry experts, engltte?*-??3^ farmers and Irrigators, manufacturer*, professional and business men, Indus- r.V trial workers, editors and other re> v|s resentatlves of the press will attend' the congress. Simultaneously with the IrrigationCongress there will be held at Saeri;.,'^^ mento an Interstate Exposition of Irrigated Land Products and Forest Products. The largest and finest of trophies and prizes ever oOere&;|i??||9 any event of this kind wili jUtnullSs^a competition. Thj exhibition of trri-vjl gated products will be the finest, ever assembled anywhere in this ww0jt??EM The California State Fair Will follow the Congress, opening on September??|l 7th. when the Joint closing and opra^EM lng ceremonies will be attended fey. JSffl great Irrigation celebration, the .jda?;||||| closing with a magnificent allegorical. Irrigation parade and electrical Ilium- ' | California affords many opportuni ties for the study of irrigation, Irriga-. tion practices and results, Irrigated crops of every kind and Irrigation ^ portunities. Sacramento, the capitd . a city of California, where,the Congpeas^gS will be held, Is situated near the ceo- i ter of the great valley which extends .-J? lengthwise through the State a';.di^;$| tance of nearly Ave hundred miles and comprises approximately ten million :Vi acres of fertile land.. Colossal plans for the construction'of storage" dams and distributing canals for the Irriga- ' tion of this great plain are now being'Y~'<S made by engineers of the Reclamatlhii.' ,:Sf| Service and money, has been apportl^fc^ ed from the reclamation fund for the construction of an Initial unit tjfvthe^Je great system contemplated. ' September is a season of fruits an? grapes in California and visitors to ?|Sj the Congress will have opportunities at Sacramento' and throughout the State of enjoying the best that California orchards and vineyards and of enjoying It fresh from tree ara^lajS The programme of the Congress will consist of addreses by men eminent In this and other countries, carefully 'pr^-.-.*>'| pared papers by administrative: offlclals and' engineers of the National Be- y.'' clamatlon Service and Forest Service, with ample provision for vhlunteer, IB speeches and discussion. The personnel of the National Irri The permanent officers of the (Continued on OtflQ FfrvO SE NOTICE! a the City Ordinance!, all ,<ept on their premises or efsewheri^vja y notified to report same to the understore the 10th day of July, 1907. result In imposition of the penalties J W. S..HLACK, ?%^.erk