is the ?watchword of the day. We want this store
to be a helping hand to the cautious buyer who
believes in economy in its sti-i<-t- and true sense.
As desirous as we are of making our prices with
in the convenient reach of everyone we realize
and wish to impress on our <-ustomei*s that econ
omy i~ not limited to price alone. True economy
i< determined not only by what you pay. but what
you get in'return. It is on tlibasis that we ex
pect you to judge the merits of all the merchan
dise we offer at all time?.
House furnishers who wish to practtice
economy should not fail to get our prices ?.?u
PORCH SHADES .
THE STORE THAT PAYS NO RENT
THE STORE THAT PAYS NO RENT
Your Boy's Room?
should be practically as well as artistically furnished.
A 'Stendanf" Modern Lavatory in his room
would prove of incalculable benefit to the younger boy
by training him through its convenience and attractive
ness to orderly, cleanly living.
A visit to our showroom will enable you to act
on this suggestion wisely.
H. A. SPKXCER
Ssttare Deal Plumbing
220 W. Pike St. Opposite Postoffice Bell Phone 133
Single Life is Blamed
For the Social Evil
Normal Life is Married Life,
Says Ohio Pastor to Fash
CLEVELAND. O.. May 1.?Unable
To marry, men and women are forced
into immorality. It's what keeps'
open the tenderloins of the big city j
and makes a victim of the country'I
girl who leaves home. Few persons i
can be virtuous and at the rsme time
This is the reasoning of the Rev.
Dr. George Hugh Birney. pastor or
the Euclid Avenue Methodist church,
investigator of amusements, laid be
fore a big congregation in a sermon
on "Marriage and Morality."
Victim-^ Realize the Truth.
"The normal life is the married
lief." said the Rev. Dr. Birney. "All
?!se is the exception to the natural <
order and must be dealt with as such.
"Ko. class of persons realizes thlf
truth as those who are experimenting
with it in their live*.
"These peocle are under the ne
cessity of adjusting themselves to so
ciety from the pculiar angle of celi
bacy not provided for in the original
order of things. And I say frankly,
that, while a small portion do so ad
just themselves .becaus* of their ex
ceptional educational and ethical re
straints. and should be itreatly hon
ored for same, stiii the vast major
ity fail to mak? such adjustment.
"Because of such failure, in most
cases inevitable, men and womer.
are condemned to immoral living.
Herein the perennial source of vice
with all its attendant social* and sex
Women in Business Life.
"There is no question that society's
greatest menace lies at the point
where it becomes impossible for men
and women to marry," added Dr. BTr
ney. "An ideal society contemplates
the marriage of every normal adult.
"The competition of the sexes in
toil and business, the dividing or
wages, may bring certain economic
independence to woman. It also
consigns her to the uncertain and
questionable privileges of Inevitable
celibacy. She Bas exalte,! her sex
at the price or her sex. Sh is delib
erately ? denying herself those func
tional privileges that are inherently
hers, except as she tabes them as a
terrible moral cost."
g Russia is larger than all of North
AN OLD WOMAN1
And the First Woman Ever to
Be Elected in Illinois to
CHICASO. May 1.?The firs: woman
to be electcd "mayoress" of an Illi
nois city :s "Grandtr.a " Canfield. 74
veal's old and a loraicr Chicagoan.
She was elected "mayoress" of War
ren. a tcwn of 1 ..",00 registered voter*,
located just below the Wisconsin
boundary line in the northwest cor
ner of the state, by a narrow margin
of four votes.
The victory of Mrs. Canfield is a
trr.rmph over the Elliott tin plate fac
tory. the village's principal support,
which ha-s controlled elections in War
ren for ten years. The Ellto' people
are a'rtady planning to contest the
Mrs. <"anfield moved from Chicago
to Warren thirty years ago and has
since conducted a small millinery
shop in the villaae. On the occasion
cf her last visit to Chicago, two weeks
ago she made the rounds of the suf
frage headquarters here, refuting th?
charee -nade by her political enemies
that she was "on the whiskey t'eket."
She made- it understood that "blind
pigs" and all night permits for sa
loon-? hadn't her approval and thai
??be is ?'no friend of liquor and never
will be." Tue main plank of her
platform was the annihilation of pool
S!i? a'so pledged hcrscif to wori
diligectiy while ;n nt71<-e and not let
the affairs of >?> cnterprisinc a town
as Warren continue in lethargy, at
she sajs they have during the term
of the present mayor. Danici Slaver,
whom sJie defeated for re-ele?nion.
? WATCH OUR CAT. ?
? Page 3. ?
THE haseih letter
The Alaskan Opportunity.
Th? building of tbe railroad from
-Seward to Fairbanks will undoubted
ly prove a stimulus to the
meat of Alaskan fisheries and *Ui
very likely extend the ?almo*
ning industry to the
mak?> tbe wilderness between tne
co^. and the Yukon valley accessiWe
to trader and trapper. and will un
doubtedlv promote the raising oT
in captivity, which is already a prom
ising industry in Alaska.
Salmon taking te by "o ceans the
only fishing industry ?f.dd5,
it is the best known and b> Umg
the most spectacular. E*e.rl.S^
millions of these splendid ,
tl,? 5<eas to swarm up the strean-s
and rivers of Alaska. ^ong * j
the white ?aa came the ^nd^n^
took salmon m -?r a rrowd?>d
snatching them from the crowdea
gathered, along the ^ers to feed UP"
fed upon the salmon, but tiiei
bin*d depredations ^a5c^iCh'came
uepneachl>earin undiminished num-j
b?Tlh?-n th- white man came to Alas
"silver horde. ^-^iver along the!
the mouth of *_* - COasts wasj
southern and e Only ai
Ailed with "-*^n0dn COuld pass
fraction of the ?li^ ^ spawning
these barrier^ ^ flrst lim? the
horde fo>ind^ an enemy that threat
"ft 'mar^tain?the salmon run in all
its abundance, despite conUnttU ?s
log by H- organ x^d industry.^,
this tremendouF Catch , in.
matter of time **?e gov
dustry will be <1- ? hatcheries
eminent maintains ^?re^^the
which prodn?,JT> ?ax for every
waters, it exacit declares a
pound of salmon <uriirdav night
closed season f""' Up!?rol-? The
to Monday are
\alerH t0|n add tion to all these pre- ;
obeyed. In *?? found necessary
cautions it ?" OT after another to!
to close one stre . building and
the the government rail
completion or tne s great
foad wiU undonM^ly ^ ?r - ana
stimulus to the s rieorous pre
cause of trie a?uu become an
-or HallTndustrv on^y i^the last
important indu- . halibut were
'T in 'm'all boats and
\ eloped. ^ there placed in cold
chikan rtg refrigerator
storage. and Vancouver,
steamers to Sean h contin
and thence rushed xewYork. Alaska
ent to Boston ^ncipai source of
has become the prin ^ great
New fVGofk 52S
nin^ times out o Grand Truut
Ketchikan and New?"York
inat'kets^ ^or'^ight hours sooner
than by undeveloped re
of 'he rea.^y fisheries,
sources o, Alaska .. Scandinavians
O" l-nga island the excellent
try has not aeveiv?? . . mieht
like the proportions which it
have The bureau of fishersles
ports' that many of the best cod fish
ir? wholly untouched, ana m
this'line there is undoubtedly ?SP ? "
did opportunity for capital and
'^en more neglected than the cod
fisheries is the tremendous berring
run cf the Alaskan rivers. An idea
of how these fish are despised, in thnt
land of Plenty, may be gamed from
ihe fact :ha? one factory has been
r^t-d for converting them into o>.
and fertilizer without any attempt to
u?e th?*m as food.
Th<? food of the Alaskan herring
leaves a despit in its elementarytrack
which causes the flesh to become dis
colored after the fish is killed: and
this is generally given as the reason
why herring fishing has never oe
come an important industry in Alas
ka Exactlv the same difficulty wa>
encountered in the development of
the Norwegian herring fisheries
however, and was easily overcome b>
keeping the fish impounded for a few
hours so that th~ coloring matter
was digested. The herring fisheries
of Alaska may be developed in ex
az-tlv the same way and it is only a
matter of time until they will be
Vielding a splendid revenue.
' Maska is nrobably the only coun
trv in the world where tronl are
found in such numbers that they are
taken with aeins. The splendid Doll}
Varden steel head, and rainbow
trout are abundant in all of th^
A'askan streams and rfre now bc.-g
canned to some extent just as are
salmon. The salmon fishers, how
ever. are anxious to have th<? trout
deltrov.d because of the great num
ber of salmon roe which they eon
I aume. This short sishted P-ikj
has. however, been strongly con
1 demiied by the bureau or fisheries,
iThe giant trout at the Alaskan streams
| will be saved to furnish sport Tor
I future generations of American ang
Of curious rather than practical'
interest is the whaling industry of
Alaska. There are two shore sta-'
tions. one at Akutan and one on Bar-i
anof inland, from which whaling isf
carried on in a Ivighly scientific and.
systematic manner. The whales are)
killed with muzzle loading puns'
niounted upon small steamers. Thv:
business is highly profitable, for the'
rapid extermination of whales is J
making them extremely valuable.
Thus a good sized sperm whale is;(
worth about *"..000. ,|j
Alaska in the last American l'ron- j
tier, and the only part of the con-:
tinenr upon which wild fur bearing J
animals are found in anything likeij
their primitive abundance. Beans a'-e|i
so aumerous that in the salmon .
sons the banks of tiie streams where'
they come to feed apon thf n?-h look i
as though herds of cattl<? nad beer.1;
driven over them. All of the smali-jl
er fur bearers, are correspondingly |
abundant. But this supply of wild '
fur. however great it may be. cannot '
possibly withstand the influx, which |j
inust follow the completion of the ,
railroad. There are fortunes io be
made in Alaskan fur trade by the
hardy and courageous: but more
promising for the future is the de
velopment of fur farming in Alaska.
There are a number of small is
lands in centra! and western Alarka
which are almost perfect natural fox
farms. The animals hav? only to be
released upon these islands and fed.
The secretary of commerce is author
ized to lease islands for fox farming !
at the rate of $2?(< per year, and
there is a law which prohibits the I
shipment of any except ranch bred I
foxes out of Alaska.
The immense sums realized by fox '
farmers in Canada led to the beliefi
that an industry would be rapidly!,
developed in Alaska lindor these
regulations. Fox farming, however.!
has hardly lived up to the exp?"Cta-|j
tions of its promoters. The rent of|
S2<iy f*> $230 which the farmers have I
been compelled to pay the government'
for th?- use of the islands has provd ;
a handicap to the pioneers in the bus
iness. most of whom have had a small
capital. There have been only a few.
really successful farms, and inves-j
tors are warned against going into
the business unless they have several!
thousand dollars at least, and are'
rials. The greatest of care must *>?.,
familiar with the habits of the ani
used in handling foxes, and no re
turns can "be expected for the first.
, four years.
There have been enough success-;
| ful ventures In Alaskan fur farming.!
both on the islands and inland, liow-i
ever, to demonstrate that the busi-l
ness is profitable for one who is;
properly equipped with capital and'
knowledge: and It undoubtedly has
a great future.
MOST KEEP ~
A TAUT LINE;
And Fisherman Must Be on the
Alert as the Bass Are
?A trout fly rod five to light ounces
; in weight will answer for bass fish
ing. although for minnow casting it
should bt eight to eicht and one
half /eet long and seven to eight
ounces In weight, says Outing. For
casting with the frog in weedy wat
ers it is bettor to use a short stiffj
I rod five to six feel long. The Hnej
' should be of enameled silk.-braided, i
either level or tapered. headers
should not exceed six feet and four
t is better. For casting or trolling
w:rh minnow or spoon no leader is
used. In the north the best hooks
are Nos. 1 and 2: in Florida, where
is the b?st southern bass nshing,
good results are obtained with Nos.
1-0 and 2-0 and N'os. 2 and 6 for ar
tificial fiies. Reels should be the
best obtainable, a light, single ac
tion click for fly or short casts in
still fishing and a multiplying reel
for minnow casting. If artificial bail
is used try any good spoon or spin-'
ner with a single hook.
The bass takes bait \igorously?
and the strike should be made im
mediately at sight or touch of the
fish. Tall stories hare been told of
the leaps of a hooked bass, but it is
: probable that tvvo feet is near the
'limit in heighth. and most ju*u.ps:
barely clear the water.
Host authorities advise placing
the reel on the under side of the rod.
i with the hand!" to the right. In this
way the fish can be played with the
? left hand, leaving th" right free to
reel when the opportunity offers, i
With a heavy fish, or when bnngint
him in. the rod may be taken in tb-j
right hand without turning it over.
The large month bass is usually 'to
be found close to the shore, especi
ally in reedy ponds where the feed-'
ing is good. In casting or trolling
with a minnow in such water no
j leader should .be used. In landing
a fish be sure to keep a tight line.:
especially ir no landing net is used.
Many a near catch gets away.
The fundamental rules of bass
fishing are: Keep a taut line, keep
your bait moving and strike at th?:
first sight or touch of the fish. The
bass family takes the bait vigorously
and the least slackness in the line
gives them a chance to shake free?
.and J>e off abotit their business. j
? WATCH OUR CAT ?'
4- Page 3. ?
? ? ? e e ? ? <M
Wo have two datidy
good houses on Linn ave
liur. six rooms and bath,
cellar, and ail modem
than 200 feet from the
street car stop. The
houses are new, and on
nice level lots 40x120
J'.eet to an alley-. One is
$3,500 and the. other is
One fourth of an acre
right in town, two min
utes' walk* from the
street car. on which
there is situated a six
room cottage, that has
two fireplaces, cellar and
a summer kitchen. Price
A nice level lot 140x
14.-3 feet for ?2,000, or
half for *1.000.
On<- of the best houses
on Broaddus Avenue,
tix rooms aud J?ath,
front and back porches,
the rooms are very large,
the lot is 40x120 feet tto
an alley. Price is ?3,
400: 1-3 down arid the
balance in 1 and 2 years.
A nice home on St. Clair
street, near the now
Goff Addition. Trfis is
a good home and would
havo to be seen to be ap
preciated. and is on a
big lot with nice shade
trees. Let us show you
tin's property and give
you the price.
The Willism I
REAL ESTATE BROKER
General Insurance Agent
Goff Bldg.. Clarksburg
Otu- Officers will be pleased to have
you confer with them regarding new or
additionalibankingconnections! We as
sure you a cordial wV-h-ome and offer
you facilities that are exceptional] v
The West Virginia Bank
WALDO OOBN2R, oLARKSBTJRQ
GEORGE L. DUNCAN, President
R. A. FARLAM;, L. D. GRIFFIN,
Cashier Asst Cashier
ed the hearts of the urors and he vas
treed. Later he was arretted in Still
water. Minn., where he served nine
year.*.' for burglary.
Hf- then decided to live straight. He
went to Chicago and got work a* ex
pert shoe maker and saved his money,
loiter he returned ? to Afihcaukee, otr
tained employment. but the police are
said to have disclosed iiis secret and
told his bosses, who discharged him.
Taunts flung at his baby daughter
who clung u> him in the first trial
and at the older daughter. w-ltose hns
M1LWAUKBK. Wis., May 1.? band left her when be discovered her
Hounded by his prison record, John J father had been a convict, togother
Hahlgren has lost his fight of nine j with the burning of DahlgTcn's home
years to keep straight and must again and his latest discharge Sroni a job,
"pay The price." caused Dahlgren to return xo crime.
?Dahlgrcn was arrested eighteen He was arrested and has been sen
years ago :? Milwaukee on a burglary fenced to Waupun on a charge of be
charge. He broke away from his ing the city's "skyscraper" burglar,
captors, but was captured after being In the court room when Dahlgrcn
shot b* a detectivc. was sentenced were all hi.-* children.
When he xas placed on'iria: he told including Marie, who in her babyhood
of big crying chitd.^a stop' that touch- had saved him.
Wisconsin Convict, Twice Re
formed, is Back Behind the
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The careful, economical shoppers buy their cloth
ing ami groceries where they can save money.
Will you let ns save you money by buying your
We are-savingMothers money, why not you - We
carry a complete line o f both new and second-hand
Let us prove tp you that we will save you money.
Don't take our word for it. Come and investigate
Clarksburg Furniture and Sales Co.
122-124 W. PIKE ST. CLARKSBURG, W. VA.
Now and Second Hand Furniture. Repairing and
"Upholstering. Storage. Crating and Skipping.
A CHECK IS A RECEIPT
Pay by check, and there's
no argument -with the butch
er, the baker, the candlestick
maker. A check is an abso
lute proof of payment?and
keeps everything straight.
This bank offers excep
tional facilities, conven
iences and resources.
If you are not a customer
of this Bank?this is your in
vitation to become one.
We will make you feel at
home?and show y.ou why it
is to your advantage to do
Bank with us.
CLARKSBURG TRUST CO.
CLARKSBURG, W. VA.
3rd and Fie Sts.-Opp. Postoffice
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