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NUMBER 65 I COUNTY COUI FOR VARI PROVISION FOR $25,000 PAYMENT ON COUNTY DEBT Entire Budget Reaches $137,050 I The county court nas iuauu up liiu estimate of the amount necessary to be levied as required by Section 29 of Chapter 39 of the Code of West Virginia, as amended by Chapter G3 of the Acts of the Legislature of 1907, for the purposes therein required for the county, as follows: Tor poor purposes $ 7,000 For Jail purposes 2,000 For court house expenses 5,000 For county bridges ^... 35,000 For officers' salaries 8,200 For Commissioners of the County Court 800 For lunatics and Inquests 550 For witnesses, Misdemeanors, etc 1.000 For county officers 4.000 For stationery and printing... 1,500 For refunding 300 Miscellaneous 4,000 For jury 4,000 Sheriff's commission, delinquents, etc 5,000 Special levy for the payment ment of outstanding Indebtedness 25,000 Total $103,950 For road purposesFairmont district $ 5,500 "Union district 3,000 Grant district 3,500 "Wlnfleld district 2.200 Lincoln district 6,000 Pawpaw district 5.000 "Mnnnlnlrton district 8,800 i Total In districts $ 34,100 Grand total 5137,050 While the rates for the various districts have not been given out, It is understood that they will not differ very materially from last year. They will probably run from S to 10 cents In the different districts. SUDDEN DEATH AT BARRACKVILLE ELI REX STRICKEN WITH STROKE OF APOPLEXY DIED THIS MORNING. This raornlns at ten-fifteen at his ihome in BarracKvme, uccuncu mc death of Mr. Ell Rex, one of the moat highly respected residents of this county. Mr. Rex hail not heen III. having hoed corn all day yesterday In his garden and did not complain of feeling 111. When Mrs. Rex arose this morning, she found Mr. Rex unconscious and physicians were hastily summoned, but he failed to regain consdousnes and passed away at the time stated. A stroke of apoplexy was the cause of his death. Mr. Rex was a prosperous and prominent rnrmer of that section and is widely known in this and surrounding counties, and the news of his death will bring sadness to a host of friends. He is survived I" by his wife and two daughters. Mrs Michael Barrackman, of this city, and Miss Emily, at home. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at two o'clock '-om the residence at Barrackvtlle and will be followed by Interment at the Rex 1' cemetery near Barrackvllle. Undertaker R! I- Cunningham has charge of the funeral arrangements. Smnllwood G. Morgan, of Laurel Point, "Monongalia county, Is a Fairs''' most visitor today. Steve Adams May Evidence Against Prosecution Ope BOISE, July 6.?Rumor has It to-. day that "Steve" Ailams, Orchard's K& alleged pal, will turn State's evidence Bbc- and take the witness stand agnlns. HBISp Haywood when the prosecution-opens 1?^-; Its ease in rebuttal. Point blank demlal of Orchard's story of the famous jSjfc - 'Bradley explosion Is continued In fitH?.' teen depositions ottered In the HayHe." wood case this morning. The testl IT MAKES UP IOUS ITEMS SALT) DOSE EOS BANK WRECKERS JUDGE REFUSED NEW TRIAL TO PITTSBURGERS AND PASSED i SENTENCE TO-DAY. PITTSBURG, Pa., July 5.?This' morning Judge Ewing refused a new( trial for Teller Thomas W. Harvey,' Individual Bookkeeper George L. Ral-j ston, Assistant Tellers Charles Men-, zemer and Lenert S. Cook and General Clerk Edward P. MacMlllan. Mac-j Mlllan was sentenced to six years and' Menzener five years. Ralston re- j mains to be tried on additional charges. The others were given a brief time to arrange their business and family affairs. Cook's case may yet be appealed. BIG FIRECRACKER, LITTLE GIRL THE LATTER IS NOW IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE THE FORMER WENT OFF. PITTSBURG, July 5?Little Nellie Millgan, aged 5, of 109 Jefferson street, Allegheny, suffered a terrible Injury last night about midnight, the result of shooting a large cannon flrecrack er, holding It in her hand while she was asleep. Sue was removed to Allegheny General Hosptra: early this morning and it was said that It wouid prohaly be necessary to amputate her hand. The little girl celebrated the Fourth yesterday the entire cay ami when she retired last night she dreamed of shooting firecrackers and other flre-j works. She has frequently been j known to walk in her sleep and her pa-i rents usually keep a close watch over her to see that she does not harm herself. As both her father and mother were very tired when they retired last night they slept soundly and did not. hear the little maid when she got up in her sleep. The family had a little celebration at their home yesterday and one giant firecracker remained, it having ben placed in the cupboard to be kept as a final salute in the morning. When Nellie climbed out of bed she went directly to the kitchen downstairs and while still asleep secured the firecracker and lighted a match j tn It hnlritnn- It In hnr hand lllltll it was discharged. The explosion lacerated her hand fearfully and awakened the entire household. The parents rushed downstairs and found the little girl in terrible agony. gameIalled off CLARKSBURG'S PEDAL EXTREMITIES GOT A CHILL HERE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. The twilight game of baseball scheduled for this evening Between Fairmont and Clarksburg was called off this afternoon. The nether extremities of the Ciarksbttrgers are becoming very frigid. The reason that they assigned for cancelling the game at this time was that there was a misunderstanding among the officials of the Clarksburg team as to the game here to-day. The game will be lost to Clarksburg on a forfeit. Mrs. Elmer Pastoritis is quite 111 at her home In the Fifth ward. All Trimmed Hats at one-half price ?The Bon Ton. 2t Turn State's Haywood When ;ns Case in Rebuttal monv Is from witnesses whom the rtc fense found impossible to bring to Boise In person. Their version is that no one planned to blow' up'Bradley with a bomb at all, but that the explosion was due to an accidental gas leak. The prosecution ts lighting hard to exclude the depositions from the records. It Is confidently expected Haywood will go on the stand to-day and that Moyer will follow him. -v. ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE MONONGALIA coontkiw FIXED BY COUNTY COURT?PROP OSITION MADE TO H. ?. O. CONCERNING BRIDGE. MORGANTOWN. July 5?The County Court has made a proposition to the B. & O. Railroad Company In regard to moving the east pier of the new bridge to be built across the Monongahela river herj. The terms offered by the court are that the B. & 0. company build the new pier near the water edge and take all of the stone work below the old bridge, or that the B. & 0. build the pier and take all of the stone work and pay the expense of the addition to the approach which will be necessary by reason of moving the pier to the water edge. The work In any case to be done under the direction of the civil engineers employed by the county. The B. & 0. company Is expected to give an answer to the court within a week) or ten days. If the first proposition is accepted by the B. & 0. the countyj will use the stone in the pier above the bridge in building walls along the north and south sides of Pleasants) street. The court decided to fix the county and road levy at thirty cents on the J100 valuation for the current year. The levy last year was twenty-eight cents. * Intrt n.(th A CUIIUitU w?? ciiicmu Prof. W. H. Bottghton whereby he is to act as civil engineer with the Vorce company in the building of the new bridge and Is to receive two per cent of the cost. Prof. Boughton's duties will be the "checking up" of the work done by the Vorce company. During the day the members of the court went over the route of a new road to be built from Stewart street through the Julia Hoffman. Col. Dean and T. R. Evans lands. BRAKEMAN FOUND BEAD 6N TRACK ED. HARRIS, BRAKEMAN, KILLED AT BELLAIRE. IN UNEXPLAINED MANNER. WHEELING, July 5.?Ed Harris, a B. and 0. brakeman, was found dead on the C. and P. tracks at Bellaire about trt o'clock last night. While William Mante.v, the wharfmaster. was walking along the track he found the body between the C. and P. and the C.. R. and W. tracks, under the B. anil 0. bridge. The body was still warm when found and It had been lifeless for about half an hour. The matter was reporter] to the police, who started an investigation at once, The supposition is that Harris was sitting on the C. & P. track and fell asleep, and while there he was struck by a yard engine which was going south. There was a bruise on the forehead and one back of the left ear. A few scratches were on both wrists. One of his shoes was rorn from the foot. Tiie county coroner was notified and he Instructed the police to investigate the affair. The police reported (the death accidental. After the police investigation the body was taken to the Myers undertaking parlors, where the body was prepared for burial. The deceased was In the fifty-ninth year of his age and has been an employee of the B. & O. for the past thirty years. He was highly esteemed by his fellow workmen and by all with whom he came in contact. He leaves a wife and three children, all of whom are grown. The funeral will probably Uike place from his late residence on South Belmont street Saturday. JASPER Y. MOORE DEAD. CLARKSBURG, \V. Va.. July 5.? Jasper Y. Moore, who resigned a day or so ago as clerk of the United States district court for this district, which position he held for nearly half a century, tiled In Washington yesterday after a lingering illness of dropsy and liver trouble. He was 79 years old and Is survived by two sons, Frank R., of Clarksburg, and Clar ence, ot v> asningion. BLOODSHED . r_ Wagons Wrecked And Drivers Hurt NEW YORK, July 5.?With temperature rising and 'no Ice drivers and helpers', the strike spread to-day and the tieup is tighter than ever. A few waenm left the American Company's pier laden with ice, but most of them quickly returned In a oadiy wrecked condi Men, the drivers bruised and bleeding from heatings at strike sympathizers' hand ; To-dayus dei ands were unusually heavy and cotii itlons are fast becoming serious In the extreme. Efforts at% still makin ; to secure-arbitration betwen the Ice ompany and employes, but prospects a e not assuring. SHOOTS WIFE ; AND HER FRIEND I *r~? !a uniontown man returns home unexpectedly and uses a gun. UNIONTOWN, Pe., July 5?A double murder was attempted here early this morning and Charles Ramsey, an engineer on tho.Pennsylvania railroad and a prominent resident of this city died as a result of Injuries received, it is alleged, at the hands of Ezra Dougherty, aged 32, a pit boss of the Frlck Coke Company, also well known here. Dougherty arrived home unexpectedly at 2 o'clock this morning an.1 founil his wife In company with Ramsey. Without a word Dougnerty drew his revolver and fired four shots, two at Ramsey and two at his wife. One of the bullets struck Ramsey In tncneck, while the other caused only a slight wound. Mrs. Dougherty was also Injured, but her wounds are not considered tatal. After the shooting Dougjierty made no effort to escape and was arrested. DIED TODAY R. HAYES MARTIN PASSED AWAY AT THE HOME OF HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW. Friday morning at tne home of his brother-in-law on Robinson street, oc cur red the death of R. Hayes Martin, a well known and respected colored man of this city, after an Illness with tuberculosis, aged thirty-one years. The deceased was a son of Marshal! Martin and a brother of Mrs. Arch Meade, Mrs. Theodore Rolls and Mrs. Fletcher, all of this city. He was a member of ML City I-odge, 0. IT. O. F.. which order will have charge of the funeral services. Complete arrangements have not yet been made, but the funeral will lake place some time Sunday afternoon. Musgrave and Son have charge of the funeral arrangements. RIGHTSOF WAY ARE BEING SECURED FOR TROLLEV LINE TO FAIRVIEW? WILL BE A GOOD ONE. Rights of way are being taken up on the proposed route of the trolley line between this city and Falrvlew' A resident on Flnche's run said to-day that the right of way had been secured from all the property owners along the run. He also said that the roaJ tvhen built would be the best paying street railway that entered the city. Both Had the Same Billed. The Electric theater and the Bijou theater both had "Police ^og" billed as the moving pictures for Friday and Saturday. The Bijou will put on the "Artful Husband" tomorrow instead of the "Police Dog." Street Rumor. It was rumored to-day that a man had been shot at West Chester, but the officials do not know anything about it nor could any Information be obtained concerning the shooting. Valuable Horse Dead. . W. S. Thomas lost one of his big gray horsea this morning. The horse died of acute Indigestion. Henry Was 44 Wis* Refused to Divi Name to Govei WASHINGTON. D. C.. July 5.?It Periodically there comes :o Washing- ! ton from West Virginia a charge of t undue activity on the part of Federal c officeholders In matters political, r Usually they hare been investigates, t and it has been found that there was c nothing in them. Such a charge was t lodged last winter agatnst George M. v Bowers, the efficient United States Fish Commissioner. Ttie charges were a investigated, and it was found that i there was nothing In them, and that (1 there were ulterior purposes that led J to their filing. 3 The most recent case of the kind ' was a few weeks ago when the Civil ' Service Commission received a letter c from one Henry Wise, making charges against a number of federal officials r In' West Virginia. Commissioner " Green has had so many experiences 1 of the kind thai he did not believe e they would hold water, and yet. In ' order to remove ail doubt, personally 1 investigated the charges, and as usual, ' found nothing In them. The only 0 thing be learned was tbat Henry was f "wise" for sure, too wise to sign his ' reel name. Ami so the matter will be ' dropped, except that ;ne Civil Service ' Commissioner will keep his eyes and 1 ears open (or Henry Wise. " Speaking of the Investigation that ' was made of the official conduct of Fish Commissioner Bowers, It may be ^ Interesting to note that he has been In the position he now holds about as long as any other Important Presl- a dentlal appointee In the government service. This Is accounted for by the fact, that his administration of the af- ' fairs of the Fish Commission has been eminently satisfactory. Under his dl- J rection the usefulness of flsh culture In the United States 1ms Increased , more than threefold. He has brought the propogatlon of the finny tribe down to an exact science, and has seen to It that every available stream of water In the country has been stocked with fish best suited to the conditlon of the stream and to the wants of ^ the people living thereby. The flsh ' stories he could tell, such as hatching a shad by the hundred million, is a can- c tion. They may seem "fishy" but they " are true. ' r West Virginia's Indebtedness. t It is interesting to notice in con- I; nection with the suit now pending in r the United States Supreme Court in r which Virginia Is seeking to compel p West Virginia to pay a portion of the I old ante helium debt, that the debt of c ' -e * * Tfl !?[? ? I I lie oun.tr ui tvrsu viifcium, nitiumiis f the debts of counties, and minor civil a divisions, was only 54,767,776 In 1002. 1 This Is a better showing that any t other State In the Union makes, with MR. ROCKEFELLER GAUSESTROUBLE U. S. AUTHORITIES ARE NOT CER- ( TAIN WHAT IS BEST TO l?0 ABOUT HIM. CHICAGO, July 5.?It Is expected that John D. Rockefeller will arrive 1 here this afternoon in compliance with < orders of the U. S. Court. Even after ( having completed his long journey, 1 it is probable Rockefeller may not be i called to the witness stand In the Chi- i cago and Alton railroad rebate cases. ' Should Judge Landis place Rockefel- i ler, the Oil King on the witness stand In the rebate cases, he would, It is believed, give the Department of Justice in Washington the hardest jolt It ever received. The moment John D. opens his mouth in court as to the 1 Standard's operations he will secure (Immunity from all possible criminal prosecution. The fact that the government has In mind such an action , against John D. will fall with astoundIng force In certain quarters as will , also the information tliat the Attor- | ney General and his trust busters are | not In entire sympathy with the pres- , ent pursuit of the oil king. i Tliey cannot, however, suggest to i I.andis any limitations upon his juJl- < clnl course and stand helplessly by with the prospect of seeing Rockefeller march triumphantly beyond their reach. Mr. and Mrs. William Bookman and two children, of Salem, are guests of Mr. ttnd Mrs. A. M. Davlsson at their home on Floral avenue. Fifth ward. NOTICE TO GAS CONSUMER8, Gas will be off Sunday afternoon, July 7, from 2:30 to 3:30 o'clock for I the purpoee of making repair*. I FAIRMONT GAS & LIGHT CO. s" When He llge His Real rnment Authorities he exception of a few or the Rocky ifountaln States. Taese figures hav lad the sinking fund assets deducted, if course. It Is likewise known that lone of this represents a State debt. lui JO Will/ IUC tuvjv?v-?..v~? ?. ?. ountle? and minor clvjl divisions, as he last dollar of State obligations '.-as wiped out In 1SD5. Ohio county ranks flrot In the imount of her Indebtedness, less slnhng fund asse'ts, the total being $754.'32. Kanawha has an indebtedness of I5G7.39S: Marlon, $401,831; Wood. 391,013; Cabell. $388,992: Jefferson. 226,557; Berkeley. $182,000; Marshall 138,090: McDowell, $142,141, and Mou ingalla. $132,228. Harrison and Wetzel counties own nore than $90,000 and less than $100.00. Mineral and Randolph owe more han $80,000 and less than $90,00. Favtte, Mason and Mercer owe more than 70,00 and less than $80,00. Braxton, loddrldge, and Upshur owe more than '60,000 and less than $70,000. Clay iwes over $55,000. Hancock and Mln;o owe more than $40,000 and less han $50,000. Tyler owes upwards of 38,000. Greenbrier, Jackson, Preston, 'utnam. Taylor and Tucker each owes nore than $20,000 and less than $30.00. Barbour, Lewis, Morgan antl 'leasants each owe more titan $10,00 and less than $20,00. The counles which, according to the census, io not owe a cent are Boone, Gilmer, Irant, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Ritchie nd Webster. Brooke shows nn Indebtedness of 24.55 per capita; Ohio, $15.29; Jefferon. $14.13: Cabell. $12.80; Marlon, 111.56: and Wood, $10.98. Berkeley's! ier capita indebtedness is $9.28; Clay's s $6.13; Hancock'9, $6.76; Kanawha's. 19.94; Marshall's $5.03; Mineral's. 16.79, and Monongalia's, $6.81. Tiie ither counties range from five dollars lown to nothing per capita. Not the Man Wanted. Miss Nellie Ott. the sixteen year old laughter of John Ott, of Ridgely, West 'irginia, who was assaulted while on ier way to Cumberland a few days go, came to Washington to sec If she ould identify the suspect held here, diss Ott. said he was not the man. She old the police that Sailor looked very nuch like the man. wno had assaultid, hound, and gagged her and left her mund to a tree. She said that the nan who did so. and kept her tied for nore than an hour, the while she beg;ed and fought for her freedom as >est she could, had curly hair and one if his front teeth protruded from his nouth. She said that he must have i lacerated hand, as she bit him so lard that the blood ran from his face ind hand. W. J, SHOWALTER. NATIONAL BANK" CLOSED TODAY ZOMPTROLLER OF CURRENCY APPOINTS RECEIVER FOR INSOLVENT INSTITUTION. WASHINGTON, July 5?The Fort Dallas National Bail* was closed tolay by order of the Comptroller of Currency. Rank Examiner J. K. McDonald was appointed receiver of the nsolvent institution. The bank's resources and liabilities slightly exceed >d eight hundred thousand dollars at i last report IN A BOX CAR FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS i r\f*tscr> AMP? MC&DI V QTABV. """Y? ED TO DEATH. CLEVELAND, 0., July 5.?Emaclited and almost dead from hunger, a 15-year-old boy giving the name of Arthur Hall, of Dubois, Pa? was taken 'rom a box car here today without 'ood for Are days and so weak he rould not raise his head. Physicians say he will recover. He says he ran iway from home and crawled Into the ar, which was locked and sent west. All Trimmed Hats at just '/a price? rhe Bon Ton. 2t t rnrMtT UULr In accordance with Chapter 24 owning, keeping or allowing to be : within the city any dog, are hereb signed and secure a license on or b ure to comply with this notice will provided by said Chapter. Three Thousand Visitors in Town The weather man gave u? the beat Quality that he bad tor Independence Sp Day and this put the peoplt la the proper mood to enjoy fully the vtrlotid ways In which the day waa celebratel*^$|9 The city began to fill up early In the morning with country folk who were anxious to see what was to be done In the city In the way of keeping tie h* , ij jtlon's natal day. They were ir?U talc- ; en care of and were muQh .aieueit )J|j with Fairmont's demonstration. Wlhlte . 'J there were no special features advertised. It is estimated that there wertV;yS 3.000 visitors In town. *''a$K| The picnic at Bast' Park in -Flrijl^p ward was well attended. This pfpnlo _ was under the direction of the Igep; tlst, the Diamond street M. sJt and ?|j ?t-? *r n /*?* ?r*ham Thin - .rftfiS? luo runt ui. wiiuivuwb. gramme was a good one. Special niu-^ ale was rendered by tbe tJ. A. It dram corps. America was sung by a well trained chorus after whlch'the Lord'* /_ prayer was repeated. Judge Mason made an appropriate address anif v-^j-1 Judge Morgan read tRe Declaration independence, Oliver Shurtleff deilvered an address. v iSj&S About 1,200 people saw the races at the old fair ground. They were very interesting and th'e crowd was well pleased. The baseball game at South Side Park was a good one and was Wit- . || nessed by the largest crowd that ever J.J3 attended a game In this city. There ,r.'|j|| was a flag raising at the park In the j}| morning. Thomas Haygiond made a 'jjj patriotic speech that was heartily applauded and J. H. Hough read the Declaratlon of Independence. ',.i$a| in the city the Fairmont band and' a German street band played patriotic . v f$j airs. The places or amusemem. wens well patronized. The livery atables . ;jil| were well patronized and all the hotels were taxed to their capacity. All the business places except fruit stands , | and Ice cream parlors were closed. The crowd was an orderly one. Sev- .-Taj eral minor accidents due to reckless- '^Ifj ness occurred. Chief Shumaker was the victim of "J| a careless person wso threw a firecracker near to where the ohlef was iJm standing injuring his left eye. Tha.vvjjS chief was out this morning. The only real difficulty during the -'laa day was experienced early in the^ - '.|a| morning when Consul Caladra ran the Italian flag without the United V-* States flag. Americans protested "'.i.fg and the difficulty was settled when a large American flag was unfurled 3$ above the Italian ensign. . The most disappointing feature of the day was the failure or the steamer ',s| Leroy to connect with the large num- f (?ffl ber of excursionists who were waltlug? to be transported to Morgantown. The boat did not get In until after one. ;< * o'clock when it was too late.' 'r ;v:$B In the evening and the early part of the night brilliant displays of lire " j| works were seen In all' parts of the city. The day was most thoroughly -djfS enjoyed by all. Big Time at Grafton. GRAFTON, W. Va.. July 5.-Th?:|^ Glorious Fourth was elaborately oe!e-'< f.va brated In this city. A band concert. ; :'aS In the morning was followed by a call-.* r||8 thumplan parade oyer the principal Sag streets and a baseball game between the Eagles and Y. M. C. A., both local teams, at the Elks' ball park. In the J afternoon there was horse racing, charge of the Grafton Board of Trade,Js at the fair grounds, and following the races Prof. Palmer made a balloon '.-'.-EH ascension and parachute leap. A bait .9 game between the Hlorrs team, of Hlorra, Preston county, and the local . 1|S Elks was the next Item on the pro- *-|] gram. T^ast night, the band playing, i the local lodge of Uniform Rank, K.,j?| of P., gave a beautiful flambeau drill,, and fireworks were displayed on the hills surrounding the city. A large crowd from nearby towns and the tContinuea on Pago Eight.) $ SE NOTICE! o the City Ordinances, all persons ||| kept on their premises or elsewhere y notified to report same to the store the 10th day of July, 1907. Fall- % esult In Imposition of the penaltiesW. 3. BLACK, City Clerk.