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W MISS HOLME m BACK TC flwwMrf'TOftiy ^MBn : i Fl <aBLGZaa2^ 1 : DarlnR The first chapter nf "The Girl anil ? - ' the Game," a great railroad serial photoplay, featuring the fearless film , , star, melon Holmes, Is to start Thura'* ' day at tlio Odeon thenlor as a special feature. This Is one of the most sensational films over exhibited and is directed (by J. P. MeGowan. For stupendous , sensational stunts that Involve thrills " ' and excitement, no dlrocior can even approach air. MeGowan's ability. At an example of some of the remarkable situations that will ho revealed In "The Girl and the Game," you will And The Su 1 B Although much had been expected of the submarine, it caunot be denied ; . -,r that craft of this type have fully met, ' if not exceeded, expectations. On second reflection this statement stands amendment; it is perhaps more logical to state that in purely naval en! gagements, i. e., in warfare against recognized armed vessels, the submarine ' has not accomplished what had been . expected of it; but, on the other band, :t: its versatility in penetrating Fiulcrwntcr Ilnrrieades, in bombarding land works and troops and in warfare on unarmed merchant i men has been truly startling and, indeed, a revelation, says the Sclentilli American. ; The submarine, although recognizer as a later day instrument of warfaro dates back much further than Is generally believed. Leaving out of account the early attempts of a Dutcl physician in 1620, and those of thr Englishman, Symons, in 1747, it mas A morioonu ff Do a surprise m uuuij ......... learn that tho first submarine attaci was undertaken in tho War of Inde pendence in 1775. David Bushnell an American patriot, constructed i crude vessel of wood, which wai manually propelled. Behind the ves scl was a magazine containing ahou 1150 pounds of powder and a clod work exploding device. In markei contrast lo present day practice, it which the submarine accomplishes iti TALKS WITH SCR i Seri By Beatrii tl'< pyrisht. January, . or a fou "" 1 auJific.^ nioderi + for her g f lieati iz Michclcnu + without number, cited of women wl; < prospectus promised she would su had a tone of plausibility. That it If she took the course, kowev * experience, If not in me art ui iuv,>, ter than 1 how empty were the sw I erected for her a magninccat palace > her pocketbook has suffered too. 1 . usual metal, sjie Is broken In spirt have accomplished moje. But sjie v appointment of Jt hras wrung out th * one reason why the fake school of i However, like many other fo ' J Nearly every city has Its fake schot * ( scoundrelfl, more or less shrewd in 5 '' motion picture craze that has swep * j found in some quarters, to become r 1 Please, my "screen struck" friends, ,tosy promises. They can bring you . " i **r S COMING TUr AfVPAM 9 i n& vy&vn Helen Holmes. 11 such big scenes as a freight train smashed to a million pieces by a collision and a great leap for llfo from a tumbling locomotive, In "The Girl and the tlnino" you will 1 find the most complete railroad equipment ever used In a motion picture production. "Nothing will ho lefl undone to incite this the most sensational, tlio most thrilling, the most , stupendous motion picture productlor . ever released. The first chapter consists of tlireo reels and n chapter will i ho shown at the Odcon every Thursi day. 0 I I -?/nt v/% umw uiv 0 I. destructive errand by discharging n I! self propelled mine or torpedo ngainsi | an enemy vessel, the magazine ol | Bushnell was attached !o the hull ol jan undesirable Bhip by means of a >| cable terminating in a wood screw. II . was thus kept in position until the | explosion took place some time later. I Bushnell carried out a submarine ati tack on the British warship Eagle, |! and. although lie succeeded in maneu. vering his craft under the unsuspcctj ing enemy, he failed properly to attach the mine or magazine to the bot\ torn planking of the Eagle, with the 1 result that the explosion took place . about an hour later at some distance . away from the Intended victim, and ; without causing any damage to the , enemy. Although Buahnell's attempt war I not successful. ir held much promise and for that reason It was not lost ' sight of. Hobcrt Fulton, who built the famous steamer Clermont, offered Napoleon a submarine of his invention (i for the contempiated Invasion of (treat llrlUiin, t and a German engineer, Wllheln' ; Bauer, in 18f>0, catno forth with plans for a submarine by.which, to use the ,! words of Hurgoj-ne. an English writ i er on marine subjects, "the solutlor i: of the problem of submarine uavlga-j tion was promoted to a higher degree II than any other inventor," t Wilhelm Bauer, constructor of the I first German submarine, was born it i 1822 at Dlllingen. Bavaria. He tool s part in the German-Danish war dur EEN-STRUCK GIRLS es Ttfo : Michelena o. 5. 1916, by Beatrlz Micholena) v. 5lrl who has had aspirations to become picture star, has probably sometime n an advertisement that reads after this le a motion picture jem-former and from $.">0.00 to $500.00 weekly, vporlcnco necessary. Full pnrtici by mall." Bhe has answered it in a burst of enand then in due time found It to bf >f some so-called school or motion picig. She doubtless received an elabore-ctus, breathing in naive confidence the f the golden El Dorado or the motior rofession. Things were painted In e hue, well intended to whet'her appetite rse of Instruction, lncldently offered a: ite tuition fee. And who Is to blami ullibility? Were not instances, almo3 0 had succeeded in pictures just as the eceed? Undeniably the entire matte i the prospectus man's business, er, she has 1>>- now profited largely li )n picture acting. She can tell you bet cet promises of that prospectus. The; of dreams; but It is shuttered now ant IVorse still, unless she be a girl of un t. If she had expected less, she mlgh expected too much and tho bitter dla e ambition tbpt she once bad. That l notion picture acting Is such a crime, rma of crlmo It continues to flourish lis now. It is merely a case of a lot o their villainy, trying to capitalise tli t the country, and especially the craze a motion picture actor or actress beware of these prospectuses and thel nothing but disappointments. THE SUNDAf TELEGH JOE FLETC FROM ; 4 Ing 1840 as an artilleryman of tbe Schleswig-Holateln army. Thanks to financial help extended to blm by the army and navy authorities, as well as i by private persons, in 1850, at Kiel! harbor, ho was able to put Into prac-, uce hib mutts rcmuug iu mu w?wuuvtion of a subtnarino. Hi* craft was Intended for une against the Danish warships thou blocking German harbors; but It never made an attack on the enemy fleets, in connection with an oxporlmcnt In Kiel harbor in 1851. the vessel foundered bat the crew was saved. Thirty-six years later, In 1887, tho submarine wan salvaged In connection with tho construction of; a torpedo harbor at Kiel, and at the present timo the remains of Bauer's j submarlno rest in 'he courtyard of the Berlin marine museum. In 1883 thoBwcdlsh engineer, Nordenfeldt, built a submarine boat at | Stockholm, which might well be considered as the immediate forerunner of the underwater craft of the pres- j ent day. This vessel had n length of1 Blxty-four feet and a displacement of about sixty tons; tho propulsion being furnished by a steam cngino of 100! horse ,powor. When running submerged, steam stored In Targe Tanks, together with that In the boiler, ] served to drive the engine; the fire j under the boiler hetng allowed to sub-: side before submerging. Sinco Xordcnfcldt's submarine, tho | problem of underwater navigation has I been given careful consideration by! the leading naval powers. 'J'lie f rencn j marine authorities arc recognized as; having boen Iho first to undertake | methodical teals Intended to promote 1 the development of the submarine: boat. Other naval powers followed | suit, rather slowly at first, but more J energetically Inter, with the result that the underwater craft was rapidly | developed from an experimental craft; to a practical weapon of attack. Among : the Inst to lake up submarine construction was Germany. According to German naval men, thero was no harm In malnlaining a wise reserve while other nations were spending limn and money in costly experiences. Tims It was that the German navy began to concern itself with the submarine as a naval weapon as late as 11)05. and It must he admitted that the present war has proved the oxcellenec of lhat underwater craft as woll as the skill of their crews, i A modern submarine boat, to bo really effective, should he especially seaworthy not only In the senso of surface navigation, but also In being lo withstand tremendous water pressure encountered when submerged even a slight distance below tho surface. The nroblem of propulsion is one of the most Important. In prac-| lirally all modern submarines, gas-i nllne or oil engines are used when J on the surface, while Electric Motors and accumulators arc depended upon for submerged navigation. A speed 1 of ten or eleven knots is amplo for ; submerged navigation, but. while trav, cling on the surface, speeds of eightecu to twenty knots aro attained by tho latest German submarine. The j radius of action, without replenishing the oil tanks, is as high as 5,000 to 7,000 miles in the most recent models. The torpedo is to the submarine) hoat what the projectile is to the gun. lit is accordingly essential that each! craft must carry a sufficient Bupply of torpedoes to bo effectivo against I enemy ships. Each of tho latest type , of German submarines is ordinarily i supplied with len or twelve torpedos, which may lie discharged through six , lorpedo tubes?four abend and two; astern?thus permitting of their dis-' |n rtillnlr Ct l lrvonctitui if 11AOAQ- I | UIUI ?>U 111 H i.ivik ... sary. [ The diving power of Hie submarine j | Is, of course, of the highest import. ance. Sufficient water having been adi mitted into tanks to cause the boat lo submerge until only the conning tower protrudes above the surface, the horizontal rudders are manipu1 lated to overcome the last traces of ' buoyancy, whereupon the craft 1 plunges to any depth, within certaini limits, that may be necessary. In or-| 1 dor to again rise to the surface, the! ' water is driven out by compressed j 1 air and th? horizontal rudders manipulated. 1 When running entirely submerged,; ! a submarine is Practically lllind; . that is to say, the pilot cannot soe hecause of the darkness of the surrounding water, and is accordingly obliged to lay bis course entirely by j compass and chart. However, when partially submerged, or even at a I depth of a few feet, It is possible to I obtain a view above water through the ' agency of an optical device known as a periscope, consisting of a tube carrying at the upper end a system of inirjror prisms, which reflect the Image of tho horizon tnroilgn me iuoe iu II1C 1 ( lower prisms and then Into the in, lerior of the submarine. Thus it Is j possible for tho pilot and crew to obtain a view of the entire horizon, with the craft entirely hidden below the water, barring the single exception of one or two periscopes measuring but a few Inches in diameter. Service on board a submarine is , extremely trying. In fact, It places a perpetual strain on the mental capacity of the crew because of the comJplexity of the manifold apparatus and , I machinery, gauges, periscopes, com, passes, delicate instruments and other , devices, liven a slight mistnko is at [ limes liable to result in the death of 3 the entire crew. Aside front the ment lal strain, the lack of exercise and the poor air nro hut two of the conditions 3 which try tho strongest constitutions. r Aside from Ihc Remarkable Exploits l of British submarines in the Baltic - sea and in the sea of Marmora, the f Germans havo proved to bo tho mas* * - ? flootlan ?ha 1 tors or unuerwaier iiav.b?i,?? ... - present war. Although the Alllod t forces wore slow to make use of their - submarines in the oarller months pf s (he great war bocause of tho scarcity of enemy ships on tho high seas, thoy have since boeome very active, not f only in the Baltic, but also In the e closed-ln body of water, the sea of i. Marmora, which has been reached by i. diving beluw netting and mines which r (he Turks placed across the western 'entrance to this water war. &*'. ' < RAM, CLAEKSBURC, W. 1 HER ESCA1 [ A BANDIT Captured by Mexican Outlaws,! He Was Obliged to Aid Them in Crimes. ! BOQUHJLAS, Tex.. Feb. 19.?Joe Fletcher, a young American mining, man, who hna arrived here, owes bis life to the devotion of Senorita Jose-, fina Praeda, a beautiful young Mux-1 lean. At great porsonal risk she enabled Fletcher to escape a bandit's life, po which bo bad appeared to be doomed after being captured by them. "When revolutionary conditions got had in the more remoto parte of Durango many of tho mines, closed down among them being the one with which I was connected," said Fletcher. "During my long stay there 1 had made many Acquaintances among the Mexican ranchmen and other well to do, people of the surrounding country. Ono of theBe, Don 'Enrique i'racda, lived over tbe mountains about sixty miles. iHIn vast landed cstato Is situated in a beautiful valley, where in ordinary times It would seem that only peace could prevail, instead of hiking back to tho good old United States, as most of the Americans of my sec- j tlon did, I packed up a few of my personal belongings and went to tbo home i of my friend, Hon Enrique, where IJ thought i would find security and' happiness; yes, happiness, because 11 willingly admit that there was an at-, traction at the Praeda home In the, person of Hon Enrique's beautiful I daughter, Senorlla Josefina, that made I my prospective slay there an endless source of delight to me. MnrnrkplI 1,T Ihindifs. "For several months cvcrylhlng wont along smoothly on the I'raeda ranch. Occasionally a visitor from tho outside world would liring us news of stirring revolutionary events that were transpiring In other parts of the state nnd country, but our little valley seemed so far removed from tho region of turmoil that we foit that it would never extend to us. with Joseflna almost constantly at iny side,1 I had little thought of what was happening in the outside world. "Then one day, just when the early summer sun was beginning to make| all nature abloom In that high valley j paradise, we wero given a horrible i awakening. In tho uncertain light of the evening's gathering darkness we licnrd the tramp of many horses' feet and the terrifying yell of many inonj, down by tho corral, and in another j moment Chico Lcrma and his hand of twenty cut throat brigands wero upon us, We had no lime to offer resistance, even had wo been prepared to do so, In a twinkling my arms were hound behind 1110 and I was thrown ncroBs one of the saddle horses. Don ttindn of tho nnlnt. of Jl/Ill ll| UC n?o iiiHuu, uv t-w pistols, to tell where he kept his money and valuables and those were gathered together and divided among the outlaws on the spot. "Josefina was In the patio when she heard the commotion. One glaucc told her what It all meant, and in another lnetant she had lied into the hack and climbed over the stone wall that surrounded the ranch buildings. By fortunate chance she made her escape I from the spot and thus saved herself from a fate that would be Indescribable. Hand Adopted Him. "Having secured all the money and' valuables that lion Enrique had in j the house, the brigands set fire to J the building. While It was burning, tho loader, Chico, turned his attention to mo. 1 told hint I was an American j and demanded my rights as a foreigner. He laughed and told mo 1 would I Wot he harmed If I behaved mysolf. I ilnnt know why, hut he seemed to! like ray looks, for, after talking to me a minute and Jennilng that I had been connected with a mining company at| San Diraas, lie informed nie that ho needed the services of some one who) know the raounlaln country around Snn Dlmns, as they Intended to extend thoir operations into that sec-1 tton, and that I was the very man for the Job. "I saw that it would be useless to argue that question with him, but I resolved that I would go with litem and when the opportunity offered, would ntnke my escape. Little did f realize than what a close watch would be kept over inc. When wc got away j front the Praeda ranch Cltlco ordered my hands untied, and I was given the same freedom as the other men so far as riding the horse wus concerned. "From that time on event followed event in quick succession. 1 was made to give the names and location of rnnch houses and of mines and to " * ~ fAiwlo ortrl direct Uie unguium ua iu luwo trails, on penalty of death. 1 was compelled to ride with them In all their raids and pillaging expeditions,! and was a witness to many brutal and! flendish murders nud oilier otilrages that they committed. My plans of escape collapsed because they watched my every movemont. Only when an attack upon a ranch or some other kind of property was made was I permitted to carry a gun. At night 1 was bound hand and toot and made to sleep on the ground with the rest of the outlaws. Month after month passed and It looked as though I was doomed to servo a life membership with the fiends. Ills llescnr. "I bad about given up all hope of llin Knn/1 urban I evor osccipiiift iiuiu we luuuu ??uv** ; succor came In a most unexpected] way. It happened nearly a month ago that we were camping in the recesses! of the mountains that lay between San j Dlmns and the Prncda ranch. IVo had ! had a hard day's tiding and not only were tne brigands tired, but before lying down for the night they Imbibed freely of aguardiente. Nevertheless, : thoy didn't neglect to secure mo with j the usual thongs before settling themselves for the night. "It must have been woll along toward midnight when I felt the gentle touch of a soft hand upon my face. I opened my eyes, and, there before j me, with the low glow ot wo dying 1 camp Are lighting up her faco, was Josoflna. In one hRnd sho bold an I open bladed knlfo with which sho ! quietly and quickly severed the ropes that bound me. Then sho placed a pistol in my hand and we silently backed from the spot and were Bwailowed up by the darkncBS of tho surrounding forest. We followed a narrow trail to the bottom of a ravine I where JoseQna had tethered her tt., SUNDAY EEBEtrABS PES'" 7 'S CAREER r horse.' " 'It Is no time for words/ she said, when I started to express my gratitude. "<Leadfng the horse, we followed the trail far down the gulch. It was only by great Insistence that I got her to mount the horse and start for hkr home across me mountain, one w?med me to take the animal and make my way to safety, but I told her 1 knew the country and would feel mqre secure on foot than on horseback. "Ever since I was carried off from the ranch. Joseflna had been searching for me. For days at a tlmo she roamed the mountains In a vain effort to get some clue to the location or rendezvous of tho brigands. Finally, two dayB before my rescue, she learned that tho hand was In the mountains not far from her home. She searched until she found our trail, and then she watched us make cantp from the security of the forest The rest I have told you. "It waB a long and fatiguing trip from (he mountains to the Rio Grande border, but I would start on the return journey oyer tho same trail tomorrow If I thought 1 could reach the Praeda ranch and remain there In safety and without Incurring risk to Joseflna." ID VUlt UN GOOD IDS HE Randolph Circuit Court Author- | izes Leadsville District to ; Hold an Election. ELKINS, Feb. 19.?The Randolph county court has authorized Leadsville district, in which Elkins is lo caieci, 10 iiom ?. uuim ciduuuu , March 25 for the purpose of deter- j mining whether or not the bond Issue of J220.000 for the purpose of building 27 miles of permanent road In the dist rite shall be made. It is believed the question will carry with little opposition, ns the people or; this district' have been boosting the j cause of good roads for some time i and Itandolph county is considered as j having the best dirt roads in the j state. I Harmon B. Sharp, aged 65 years, | of this county, . died iMonday In a Richmond, Va., hospital, where ho j had been receiving treatment fori concer for the last seven months. The j body was brought to Elkins and | burled Friday in Maplewood ceine tery. Mr. Sharp is survived by one I brother, Hugh Sharp, of Siatyfork, j ur Vo cfv HnitchterR. Mrs. Amos It. Doyfcra, of Cass, W. Va.; Mrs. T. \V. I,eighty, of Elkins; Mrs. E. J. Dllloy, of Clover Lick, \V. Va.; Mrs. J. H. Vainer, of Elkins; Mrs. E. J. Rohrbaugh, of Ssu Diego, Calif.; anil Miss Cora Sharp, of Elkins; and ono son, F. T. Sharp, of Holtvllle, Calif. The members of Mrs. Byron Daniels Serving Circle and their escorts v.ere entertained at a valentine parly by. Mrs. Blaine B. P'ox at her home on Davis street Monday evening. I'rogressive rook and music were the princlpnl dlersions of the evening. Appropriate decorations of hearts and cupids irere used In the decorations the house and the refreshments wore served In like designs. Ewald Nefiiin entertained at a valentine dance Friday night, at his home on High street. Hearts and Cupids were used In the decorations and the refreshments were served In i heart designs. Dancing was indulged in until after midnight. The Live Wire class of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school, consisting of a number of young men, tendered a valentine Bocial to the young ladles of Mrs. Uyron Daniels and Miss Calora Lawson's classes Monday night. Tho church dining parlors were tastefuly decorated and festooned with "live wire" banners Valentine streamers and a profusion of hearts of assorted sizes. About 100 were present. Celebrating his fourteenth birthday, John Wilson entertained a party of young friends at Ids home on Davis avenue. Dancing was the principal amusement of the evening. Announcement Uns been made that a subscription dnnce will be held In Nathan Hail Tuesday evening, March 7. for which Wright's Saxophono orchestra, of Columbus, O., will furnish tho music. Elklns Council, No. 603, Knights of Columbus, will hold a dance In Nathan Hall Monday night, February 21. Mrs. Robert L. Burk has returned to her home in Cumberland after a visit with Mrs. F. 11. Buzzell. Mrs. P. B. Bloomfleld is a guest of Mrs. B. O. McDonald, at Confluence, Ta. The Hon. Stark L, Baker, who has been quite ill at Ills homo in Beverly is improving. Major and Mrs. J. H. Fout went to Baltimore Thursday for a visit with their daughter, Mrs. F. D. Chrlstlllf. Mrs. Ivan A. Hnzeltlna left Thursday for Mllboro Springs, Va., to visit relatives. Mts, G. A. Verzl, who had been a guest of EJklns friends -went to Da vif i nursuay to upend some time wun relatives, before going to Pittsburg to join hr>r huRbaDd, who 1b moving to that city from DuBols, Pa. Randolph Chapter, Order4-ot t[|B Eastern Star, will hold a social sot rr20, 1916. "" . In my home for some time and I great pleasure it has given to ever simple in its construction that a sin not only familiar airs, but the grai est composers. Wishing you continued succesi Yol s The^e are over 80,000 Milton 1 use in this and other countries shi strument of merit and extremely j While the Milton Piano is far from being a new make - on the market we believe it is comparatively new in this territory and we have made Awfntinltffl n v?T*n n crevmnntfi with the Milton factory for a large number of their I'lanoB and Players at a great saving to v ourselves owing to the large order and we are now offer- ~?S lng you these wonderful In- vfij struments at a great saving 2| during our Introductory sale and request that you come In and examine these Instruments a that sell elsewhere (or $100.00 or Davis, Burkha MASONIC MASOXIC TEMPLE. WHY YOU: NOT "CUSS PHONE ( , 4 She is Doing Her Level Best to! Give Good Service, Say Newspapermen. , CUMBERLAND, Md? Feb. ID?] Should you Cool like "cussing" the! telephone operator at souio time! when you have a grouch, it might be well if you pay a visit to the local ceutral oliice and boo how they do thingn, what infinite care and minute attention 1b given to every detail in conducting a telephone exchange and then?and then you undoubtedly will refrain from "cussing" in future. A body of local newspaper men, by invitation of J. Brooke Boyle, local manager of the C. had P. Tele-j phone Company, visit.d the central1 office of the company, were taken) through the building and had the| \V0rKlllg9 luciuiy UA|lliiiuuu 1U mem by Manager lloyle, ably assisted by F. 0. Adams, Jr.. plant wire chief, and JIlss Mabel Shlfler, chief operator. The newspaper scribes knew a good deal more about (lie telephone business after all their questions had been answered. They lmvo a splendid system of "preparedness" at the local 'phone headquarters; they are "on the job" too, nil the time, night and day, a "movie" In one continuous reel with lots of "talkec-talkoc" thrown in, absolutely as a matter of business. A telephone exchange, by the way, is one place wero you never see the sing "Talking Not Allowed" for, in the dennrtment where the score of briglited-faced women operators hold forth, there is continual talk. No, In-j deed, don't be linsty and say that they | talk because they are women; they talk became the chief asset of a tele-1 phone company is talk, when the talk is combined with 'good service. l The visit enabled the newspaper! men to seo overythingconnected with ! the plant. It would take a page here; to describe It; orderly, well-kept, upto-date, a marvel of Ingenuity In1 massed machinery, all combined with lots of hondwork In planning, presents Itself whereby the subscribers knows that he receives the service for which ho pays with as little delay as money nnd brains will bring It to liim. So the newspaper men went through tlin "talk factory" and, being pencil-pushers, they wanted to know, you know, nnd asked some few questions tliemselveB. From the writing of six copies of every new contract to the explanation of the operation of tho switchboard and showing how calls nre handled slon Tuesday evening, February 22, In Masonic hall. Mrs. A. D. Neil! is visiting her foriter home at Corning, N. Y. In celebration of Washington's birthday, Klklns Council No. 154, Jr. Order of United American Mechanics. will hold a patriotic social and entertainment In their lodge room on Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Johnson, ot Meadowvllle, are guests of their son, H. G. Jbhnson. Miss Mary Welmer Is a guest of Miss Margaret Little In llalttiriore. Miss Ruth Clark has gone to Marietta, 0., to attend the marriage of Miss Martha Curtis, who has been a frequent visitor In Elkins, John W. Graham lias hoen appointed state vice-president of the American Amatour TrapBhootor's Association. J. A. Piilllam, who claims to be the first successful fisherman In West Virginia this year, mado a second big - 1 - - J..1 catch thla weott, wnen no huucowucu In landing a string of twenty-two fine catfish. Bounds produced by an electrlo siren, lnvonted In Germany, nre hastened on their way by a fan built liitb thV machine. : ' " \ ... sBootosEcrroif" The mayor of Richmond, Virginia selected a Milton ".Invisible" Player during the Piano Exhibit held In thatelty, when the Player Pianos of almost every manufacturer In the country were exhibited. Gentlemen: During the recent convention of piano manufacture; ~ and dealers In this city, at which pianos from almoBt every manufactory In the countrywere on exhibition, the Milton Player Piano soon attracted my attention, and, after an examination my wife obtained one. Tbe Flayer Piano naa now ueen can scarcely express to you the y member of my family. It Is so all child can play It, and produce fe) idest strains of the world's greati, I am irs very respectfully, D. C. RICHARDSON. Pianos and Player Pianos in dally wing absolutely that it is an luopular both in quality and price. nil compare them with any others more above our Sale Price. m & Tyler Co. TEMPLE CLARKSBURG, W. VA. SHOULD r THE 1 )PERATOR again to the smooth explanation of "Why do they cut me off?" and why sometimes the operator says "excuse It, please," whott the 'phone bell rlng3, and to the reply "They don't answer," when Mrs. Jones Is positively certain Mrs. llrown Is sitting right right at the home next door to the 'phono, to many other Questions, Manager Iloylo was able to answer without a question. And the answer was always explanatory and gave the newpaper men some Idea of the care oxercises at the exchange, also that many of these and similar complaints (or which the telephone operator is blamed, are at least, at times, uu- A! warranted. The office force at "Central" comprises several able and expert emnlovxvB nlwnvo pntirfnntio flnd TintipTlf. particularly when a bill for 'toils Is In dispute. Tho care taken by the company for all its employes, most of whotn are young women, Is evidenced at sight, the working hours bolng spven and one-half dally. There are retiring rooms with Individual lockers, with ample facilities for rest for the night force, only part of which Is on duty at a time. And there Is that one thing emlnontly tending toward the success of any business organization, an evidence of "esprit de corps," otherwise all working for the good of the service which ntl.rlbut presents a solid front lor tho telephone company by all its employes. All tho way down the line this spirit is found In the Cumberland exchange. Mr. Boyle's management undoubtedly heightened this feeling of loyally to the company. At a recent rating the local exchange was placed third In efficiency in the district. avhich comprises many big cities. The newspaper representatives who made up the vistlng party comprise Frank Lee (larl and J. William Hunt, of the Press; Joseph B. Final), Hlchard P. McCardell, Harry H. UohInson and Beverly Mlllhollaml, of (he Times; Charles W. Donnelly and H. S. Hay ward, of the Daily News. A buffet "high tea" served by Dnvrles, the caterer, came as a suitable wlndup to the visit and the scribes swapped stories for another half hour. Then everyone was told 10 "look pleasant" and Clark, the photographer, "shot" the group of newspaper men with Boyle standing In the middle of the hunch, because one mnn said he was the best looking fellnur tin hnvtrrv hoon unantiuouslv elected a member of the Press Club "ou susplcon." Fertune in Purse, He Works with a Shovel 1 MISSOURI VALLEY, la., Feb. 19.? ".Hey there! Don't you want to cam n quarter by shoveling the snow from the sidewalk?" sold one of the young /A bank clerks to n moderately dressed stranger In front of tho bank here as the bank opened the other morning. "Yes," Bald the stranger and he took the shovel and did a fine job of work. Then ho went into the banli and ?..? 11m nunviar nffor whlnli hft VrftD SUCH l??v viuumva, ?>? v.. 'w Inlil down $2,GOO In bills, to pay off a note not yet due. The farmer remarkci that be bad no uso for the mtmev lusi. now, and would llko to inecC owgations n little In advance. New Mexico broke all records for mental production last year, tM output of Its Mines being officially estimated nt $18,27.7,000 In value-. Maintaining the rate of increase dhown; the last .forty years, Rmsln's population at tho end of the present HBtury-wiri-'mBtirertWiiroo.oiiii. A . -:U I '