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^a*e shotiId be jclven to
^Sny.f3one?'or mailed to
rf&EBoje* SS<r Manningtoa.
tuemontii can be sent to
^S^dinset'to tbo West
3'3E.<-DEMVBKEI> TO ..
IjjP^I^S^ business visi
MMMKf' Clarksburg is
|1?|?i$i?r.' here for ?. fev.
Spies tra, of Wheeling was
^ffie?Bartlett hotel yej
lejforchestra is composed
impr'anil Alonzo Watson,
'Seal, Frank ' M.
lirtbiurj, Patterson of Bell
aJTsdeo. kaltenbach of
Biriwlll be bid adieu and
r 'wolcomod, at a num
? parties being held to
ew year's Is a marker of
affairs' held throughout
ommeratlng of Its com
|>;Jgne)i was a business vls
lOBOSon of Wheeling waa bere
^^mehts ;are being made on
and O. crossing on Market St.
SSSfog^has been thj-jauso ot
^Kyanoe atid'lias been repair
||ofteniin tho Jast few months.
IRlanigan of Glovor Gap was a
fflBj^?^fn':'this city yeater
owalter.Rlof . BarrackBvllle
Bd|oScijyenters camp has
?||r6^from'Bellalre, 0., to
LMtne^camp ls now located
jwaa a visitor in Bur
Hardesty attended the
Banjo's given at; the -Fair
Hry club last night.
^ A. Claris and H. T. Mc
^pUsxIty' yesterday.
lined Sunday School Class.
wjjmgori Water St. last night
B^fcSntertalned his Sunday
aw^wi^lioiiday party. The.
:ompoFi'l of boys of the M.
known in
BMBglKfe'^gen. Ringers."
ere enjoyed throughout the
maya^^sultable hour a
BjaWe'llaof Glover Gap was
gE^jjj^ynis' In Fairmont
WWrnnq'ton Event.
B?[?Bajrtietfc, proprietor of
ett hotel, and Mrs. Bartlett
Bfijams&.hriijlant "holiday
ta?^jraj^t?at' the hotel.
complimentary to Miss
?HHSfofflBerKleley ? Springs,
ho is the guest of Mrs. Bart
ong fifty guests were in at-'
wre|Mr.Jand Mrs.C. R.
and Mrs.- J. F. Beatty,
Harry Clark, Mr. and
tty, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
nd Mrs., J. It. Burt, Mr.
3. B. Koen, Mr. and Mrs.
?? and Mrs. W. P. Smith,
3. B. Kone, Mr. and Mrs.
Ick, Mr. and Mrs. H. J.
fiand^Mra, A. G. Clay
es Cocrrane, Miss Em
Dr. Phoebe Mooro,
> and Sarah McLaugh
fcUjcyPiicliard, Grac9
SSde,:. Margaret Fur
ion, Christine Morrison,
gmu^&ester Prlch'
jSawrenee Beatty. John
tKMSti .'James. McCray,
?gfililipVpi"teer,t W. J.
jffinipgton; Mrs. James
ggmont;( MlsB Brady,
SSsfojinfflradghfttTi of
buffet mpper 'Vas iarr
mw?tf -/?: ''
ington Hutchinsou Is
JgpVjhla.'aftornoon at
Wring?her daughter
e spending' the holi
! Frank Dobson. ?>i stopping on .the
Flambeau river at French Pierre's. He
was there for the bass fishing, and had.
been having good sport The small-*
mouths were biting freely and he had
taken the canoe and a guide down the
river that morning.early to reach some
water where the guide promised some
big fellows. At a bend In the stream
the guide paddled in closer, to shore
and pointed to a strip of smooth water
below a stretch of swift-flowing rif
fles. "We'll get some o( 'em right
there," he said, pointing to the place.
|A big rock Jutting out of the water
iwas reached and the guide held the
boat up to a rift In the rook while
Dobson hooked on a minnow and cast
out Into the still water. .A "strike" fol
lowed almost immediately, the bat;
running far out and down stream and
ithen, darting swiftly back, left the wa
ter and showed above the surface,
^bright In the morning light. The an
gler kept a taut line on the flsh, how
ever, and met all of his rushes with
the steady skill that spoke of long
practise at the art. Fish alter flsh was
brought to the landing not, until the
canoe held nine good-sized bass.
Then Dobson crlcd quits and the
canoe was turned in to the shore and
in a few minutes the two men were
stretched on the bank enjoying their
pipes. The guide, who hid been up
nearly all night before at a dance, an
nounced his intention of taking a nap
before they cooked dinner, and Dob
son, taking a light 22-caliber rifle
which tbey had brought along, saun
tered down the river, promising to bo
back In an hour or so. He turned
another bend in the river and left the
guide stretched out and already sleep
ing. so complete wns his exhaustion
from the festivities of the previous
After walking for a mile or so down
stream Dobion came to where a lodge
had been built a little ways back from
shore. It was a picturesque log affair
and he was much Interested In Its cozy
appearance until aroused from his con
lectures by another picture even more
pleasing, almost at his elbow. A sleek
Jersey cow munching something from
a wooden bucket was the first thing lie
noticed; and then the prettiest girl he
Took Long Walks Togsther.
had ever seen, milking the cow, was
the next and most Important part of
the picture. Dobson lifted his wide
brimmed bat politely. "I beg your
pardon," he said, melodiously, "is this
.Jackson's cottage?" The girl Bcanned
him critically as she said: "This Is
Meredith's place." "Oh, yes, Mere
dith's," replied Dobson amiably. "I
knew It belonged to some one and
Jackson was the first name that came
Into my head." The young lady smiled
at his impudence and was about to turn
to her milking when Dobson said, hum
bly: "I certainly don't wish to appear
Importunate, but how on earth did this
Jersey cow happen to be Introduced
Into this landscape? Why this elabo
rate cottage and such a milkmaid?
Why it's llko a comic opera scene and
I would give c. dollar for a drink of
milk right now."
The young la<'-' looked at him again
rery sharply and then said: "J see by
the scar on your right cheek that you
are Frank Dobson."
Dobson'- hand instinctively went up
to his face. It was an old scar and a
deep one. He ha<~. fallen from a tree
when he was a boy and tho mark bad
?tald with him. ' -
He bowed and said: "You are ao
qnainted with some of my friends;
that Is my name."
. "Yes," replied the distracting milk
maid, calmly, "she said I might meet
a man up here with a scar on his oheek
who'would not be' backward In con
versation." "
,Dobqon.felt.the rebuke.'"I acknowl
edge the description," be said, "but the
trees and the river are singularly reti
cent," and aa^the milkmaid smiled
again Tie ea!d:f "T imr.,?nsUo'l?d.my
self, will you nwfj?t" finish th?n?Uk
!?*?" '> {
Hon be tfauked.hJa lucky iters* that
he could mlllc a.coir. It wasn't a
polite accomplishment, ..but' he _iWS5
?lad that he waa-an-exjwrt'iat it. - "The;
milking was soon" finished, as he ap-i'
^ -a
. Funeral services over the rfcmalns
'of Mr. Peter Brennon, who.io death
?.ccc'u^ed'yesterday Will', be held on,
|Peter'sjj Catholic churc
and'you; can h*T?j"a'<ripperfil for your
labor.'- Dobson dutifully picked up
the'buckef'and" the stool and followed
on to.the Icidge. Arriving there he was
ushered in and t?e milkmaid disap
peared. Ja a few minutes she returned
and brought with her two persona.
One was a man, who grabbed Dobson'
by the hand with a "Hello. Rank, old
man. didn't s'xpect'to see me here, did
rou?" It was his friend, Meredith
Bond. His wife, who had been a chum
of Dobson'e sister, was the "she" of
whom the milkmaid had'spoken a few
minutes before. The milkmaid herself
was Miss Mildred Wyatt, quite the
most fetching dream of femininity that
the young man had ever seen.
Bond. Immediately Insisted on Dob
son's changing his quarters from
Pierre's to the lodge, and Dobson
tramped baok to the canoe and fixed It
up with the guide. He astonished that
party with a most liberal Up and
brought the bass back to the lodgg.
Tho guide went back for hla traps and
In another day he was safely housed at
But the fishing languished. Bond,
who was r. keen fisherman, complained
to his wife that Frank was neglecting !
the sport. Hla wife, aware of the at
traction. simply smiled and shrugged
her shoulders. Dobson and the milk
maid took long walks together and at
night she sat at the piano and played
to hla singing. Hj had, a very rich
baritone voice and It was pleasant (
thero In the twilight to listen to their 1
m^slc.- At times he took her on the
river and taught her to "cast" for bass,
and amused her by naming the birds
and trees for her and teaching her
some of the wonderful lore of nature! '
It was getting to" be a very serious
[ matter. Mrs. Bond took Mildred to
' task about It one morning.
"Look here, Mildred," said her j
: friend, "this must not go on any long
er. The man Is desperately In love
with you. It was always said that
Frank Dobson would never fall In love,
but I know what he means, and it
Isn't fair to let him go on In this way.
I really am sorry for him. He doesn't j
know that you are engaged and every
day only makes matters worse." The
milkmaid smiled encouragingly. "If it
Is as bad as that I will tell him some
day about my engagement," was her \
reply. "Besides, he may only be amus
ing himself with a backwoods Idyl."
"You ought not to eay that, Mildred."
was Mrs. Bond's reply. "He Is a good
fellow, and Bob's friend as well as
The next day the sun shone down
gloriously on the glittering Flambeau.
A klngflsher scalloped along the river
with his harsh, challenging cry, and
overhead, far up, an eagle sailed. The
plaBh of a leaping flnh here and there
scattered a spray of silver beads on the 1
surface of the water, and a few faint i
clouds swung low on the far-ofT hori- j
Dobson and the milkmaid were seat
ed on the bank of the stream and en
gaged In earnest conversation. He had
told her that she was the one woman
In the world and she had Informed him
that-shd was already the wlfe-tb-heofi!
another man. The deep scar on hfi^
right cheek turned white.
"Well, In that case," he said, "of
course the other fellow isn't here to
mako his talk, and I haven't got a word
to say."; "But, why don't you reproach '
me for not telling you of this before?"
the girl said. "Reproach you," was the
man's reply. "Why, I wouldn't have
missed the privilege of loving you for
twenty years out of my life."
She put her hand tenderly on his
scarred face. "I love you," she stam
mered. "I?I am going to break my
engagement. He Is old enough to be
my father. It was an idea of loyalty
to my father. I am going to be loyal
to you; to myself."
And that is how It came to be hep
aided abroad that Dobson, the gay, the
debonair, the handsome, the cultured
and fastidious, had married a milk
(Copwtaht, 1?H. bjr D?llr Story Pub. Co->
Japanese Festival.
In Japan no notice is taken of the
actual anniversary of a birth! but
every one adds a year to his or her
ago on the Setsbun, a movable festi
val which occurs either late in Janu
ary or at the beginning of February.
Thus a child Is said to be a year old
that Is In Its first year, directly It Is
born, and on the fallowing Setsbun it
will be two, although, in fact. It may
be only a few days old. The feast Is
not kept In any marked manner, ex
cept that akameshl (rice boiled with
small red beans which give It a rsd
color) Is eaten, and in the evening
parched beans are scattered abont
the room from a square rice measure,
to the cry, "Fuku ga ouchl. Onl ga
soto!"?"Oood fortune within. Ont
with the,demonsl" Everyone Is sup
posed to eat the number of beans cor
responding with1 his age and one over,
for luck. Friends and acquaintances
also congratulate each other with
words of good omen and good ftr
tune. '
Astonlshsd tho Btshep.
Doctor Gore, the bishop of Oxford.
? ?"h a keen sense of hn
>er fond of tailing the
' ?"?!
-r IP-.-.-?: ? ? .from.
.to he CjUref^d.'.'r-rJMgffiPthsi"'
Snuttaar's astonishment i when, ilnS
stead of the answer, "False doctrine,
JW/iMSlrtta.- .her.'ratil (ha
^words:?4^?,,-,??- ...u
iopa,prlests. and.deacons.",
by Undertaker MusgraVe. . "
tor. and Mrs., Luke Robertson, -who*
fail' spent the holidays here with rel
mom eseb>Hf&s San,/ '
for;ah" eleOTiom^^^aisciosipath^nameof anvcandidat
if or whpjn?imj^elector yptetff:this doe^ipfcxrayen^^ihje
same'omcial'from walking out of the election rcoiii and tell
"noTnYinoffiv nn fV?n AiifolrlA '^fV??o mow ri/1 r\nir
tion officer be permitted to go on the outside, and that the
election rooms should be screened to prevent Officials from
making any signal to a worker o nthe outside disclosing the
fact that the floater voted "fight." Booths are provided
to insure the secrecy of the ballot, and;that is a good idea.
What we need is to make the voting places also absolutely
secret and permit sufficient watchers from all political par
ties, or representatives of any question to be voted upon
that is not political, to go inside-to watch-the casting and
counting of the votes. - - ' ? <
The law provides for a sixty foot limit at the pollsinside
of which the voters or workers are not permitted to congre
gate. This law was violated in any number of precincts
in this city. The corridor of the court house was full of
people all day during the election, and where voting places
were on the streets workers stood outside and looked into
the windows.
To say that these practices cannot be prevented is to
acknowledge the weakness of the people and the futility
of making laws. Every onie of these practices can be bro
ken up when the people want %hem to end. When an elec
; tion challenger is permitted to go in and out of the election
room to Contract with the floaters to vote, when he comes
I in and sees that he votes right, and when he can go out
i side and pay him with money that is flaunted in the face of
the opposition, matters political are certainly coming to a
pretty pass. Establish a 100 foot limit, mark these limits
and make it a penalty for any election officer to go outside
of the election room unless it is absolutely necessary for
him to do so, screen the polling places'and compel all voters
to go into their booths alone to fill out their ballots, and
these things will not be complained of in the future. Most j
of these precautions are provided in the Ohio election laws, j
No voter can call a clerk in Ohio to fill out his ballot unless
he is physically disabled from blindness, paralysis, old age!
or some other physical disability apparent to the commis-1
sioners, and no other provisionsare made for clerks to fill j
out the ballots of any voter.
The way bribery is made sure is to have a clerk, and
this is done, who will disclose.the way the voter votes. A
"floater" comes into the election room and insists that he
must have help to fill out his ticket. It is not because he
needs such help, but this is done to make sure that no mon
ey is paid out unless the "goods are delivered.'" The
Wheeling Register said a short time ago that any Demo
crat who would pay a colored voter to vote the Democratic
ticket was a fool, or something to that effect, as they could
not be trusted to vote the ticket if they would sell their
votes. The Register showed crass ignorance of the well
developed Marion county sure-thing plan. The buying of
colored votes, or any vote Jn "Fairmont by the Democratic
corruptionists'i? made as easy and as sure as paying for
your dinner'after you have eaten it. They take no chances
and lose no moeny nor votes.
The new charter for the City of Fairmont will provide
.against all-of these abuses. It will make bribery impossi
ble. It will, as the Register seems to believe, make it dan
gerous business to pay "floaters" for their vote and trust
them to vote the way they are paid to vote.
It provides all these safeguards and will insure a fail
election, a nhonest count, and prevent the use of enormous
slush funds to corrupt the elections and blacken the name
of the city to all the world. If these things are desirable
the people can and will get them.
Can anybody who wants a fair election object to any
single one of these provisions?
Does anyone who does not want to buy votes care what
precaution there is made to prevent their purchase ?
Does anybody who does not want to sell his vote care
how stringent the law is made against the.sale of votes?
Does anybody who wants a fair count care how many
watchers there may be on the inside of the polling places ?
Does anybody who does not want to. engage in any:?
these practices care if the law is made so plain and simple,
yet so strong, in its provisions as to prevent any and all of
'thesethings? l;
We do;not believe that ten per cent of the people of
Fairmont will object to such provisions.
We do notfbelieve that any opposition will dare come
out in the opento fight such provisions. They will be op-*
posed, it is true, and that most vigorously, but by whom ?
By those who'are guilty of , such practices. They will not
openly-fight-tltem, but they wiill oppose any such move on
some flimsy pfStext. ,s
It is a damnable- outrage -that the practices herein
eninnerated 3^ permitted to'be repeated in this bounty
frbip.year.t$&ear.'. .The reason, and only-reason, we see
why'they areas'that the large majority of the people do not
know that siM conditions exist, and they think too often
that they. areGjjblyjHlle caimpaign charges, and are therefore
ofteri;discredtte<fe There is,no campaign on noW and this
is'th^fime toT^^&biased and serious, sober consideration
tojttfese jmatterst^We appeal to, the .-honest Democracy and
* " ie Republican party and all other parties
Jsarlessly and vigorously behind a move
bo$?ib'e2made$to correct7 these outrageous
eg ;(jr,a hellisfi; continuous
qfftfeeir right of suffrage.
"" anld^assert'your
.. itiifn oi Toun^ men-a
ment that: tHaeSes that -thas&Jprs
tinte after We have the <
thS satisf^OTffloCanKiiair mine
:21Q /VYacJJsoi
Children's >1 Felt Slippers, Fur
trimmed, leather soles 69c ?'
Men's J1.50 - Sllpp*
and Everett jBtylsij
Misses' and Chlldren!sS^i.25
value 89c
Women's $1.50 value. ..98c
Children's 75c Felt'Slipperiijv
rod and blue 'wlth-fel^f?oSS|8J
Men's and Women's.-.75c ,Fe
Slippers ' 31
Men's |2.00 value
, .51.25
Men's 75c imitation.-.'^UUsKto^
Slippers, tan and :bla*fc^.'^;y?4?ej
Men's Rubber Boots, *4.00
value $2.69
- ? >4 'if
Tan or Black; button: or JlaceJ
styles, regular $3 valueV. .$1.95
Children's Rubber Boots with
fancy red tops, $2 value.. 11.48
Come In patent or.kid vamps
and Kidney heels, regular $4.00
value $2.43
An unusual offer of Boys school.
shoos, come in button ror iaceS
real $1.50 values.? I..-..;..r98%
Patent and dull leather, '.cloth';
or kid tops, bottom or laco
styles, $2.00 valiioB ......$148
Come in patent and dull leather
with gray tops, English last,
button and lace models, $5.00
value $2.95
A Box of Delicious Candy with each
Soldiers Writinfl Lett.rs
Horn* From the Front.
Photo by A^'eri?an;^^;AMocl?llon.
(Continued From Page One)
the fire of our artillery. The enemy's
artillery systematically distroyed
house alter house In the village of
Stelnbaoh. Alsace which is in our
possession* our losses there are light.
. "It 'Is "imported . from the eastern
-war arena, that the situation in East
Prusslk and In Poland to the north
ct the ViatulaTlver remains -unchang
ed. East, of the Biura, the.'battle con
t'lyies. In the Rawka river, district,
cur offensive had mado progress. On
the'eastarn?lJai& ofipirica, t^e'-sltua
tioa roSSaina unchanged.''"
By Associated Press. -
" 5ETROGRAD, Dec. ? 31.?The fol
louing communication from the gener
al staff of'the arfiiy of the:Russians
?was given out tonight as follows:" |
The battle at Serikamysh, 81) miles
southwest of Kars against large
Turkish forces continues. Our artill
ery lire dispersed a strong column of
Turks which endeavorie'd to save, them
selves by flight-aftei^fiavinR Wst^alf
ct their contfiBn^yfeg^St" of
Turkish forces concentrated in the re
marching to Ardahan, 40 miles north
1-.tu?ri?nte iwem* In help ?vetfijpe
who thinks lie is handgQgiBlBgSggre
"Woman's Rights" used to be the
Truck Ma ke?sTest ..Rur^BBBM
Another, test run wlth the 'new flrei
truck was madeythiB'afternoon. The
run was to the east aide of the rir
Yesterdty "an alarm was sent in
from Tenth street and Virginia avo
"nue. . Within four minutes after the
call was sent In the.hbse .'fronJfalM
Are truck was. playfng;0^tm#Wi?S
The Monongahela Valley Traction
Company moved its portable substa
tion from Clarksburg to Barrackvillo
Thursday, whew'it was ^placed. The
big power producer waa 'brdughtjdoj^
for the purpose of. haullncrthe itwent]
thousand ton of 'stone' tomrouroMM
tributed from. Qulxicy ?;ste^j|a<j)n
Jackson street but'I^c'ua^^WwSgi
the county road to.' FlemlinfelisCffiSel
From Quincy'Street-domAara^^?
out Fairmont arentte|^
street and from Main street down
Parks avenue to the rlyet'vbridpeMB
It is the Intention otSsts^nqjtffi
distribution of the Btone next week.
Jt will require some timei^<^mp^tS
the task. Already much^ithSSi?Sc?
to be used in the construction of Fair
mont avenue has piled up^almigTtht
arenue. The construction of the
streets will be started as soon as the
weather conditions will permit.
Violates Traffic Ord|nano?
Mayor Bowen is vlgor<?ilj^eirfogg
ing the traffic ordinance^in^teganftto
street car when 1 t has stoppedS to$*M
on or discbarge passenge^. ciU|K$roffi
inent man was brought before^s'lKS?
or this morning charged wlth^jlsTof
fense. He was given the'/fine usual
ly Imposed.
Mr. Charles Dana; of MarjetfafjlCft
and Mr. Rufus Dawes, of Eyanitofi,
111., are guests atthe home of
'Mrs. James Morton. .BU$Jc$ fiMeaiaSi
Dana and Dawes are cousins of' Mrs.
Black' ' ?
Less Meat if Back
SSAnd Kidneys ISl
Eating meat regularly eventually
duces kidney trouble'ln'fil^ejfonSSfeS
other, says a well known^fgorj^Sftft
caus e the uric acid ln me^^Kl"t<?ft^
kidneys,' they become ov?^H^n|jp('
sluggish; clog,lip and cause^C^gt^g
distress, p a r M c u I a r I y h ac ksr Hpap tVrn fij
cry in the, kidney- region; griuruniaua
twinges, severe heada&ffiCffijISSjira
ach, constipation, torpid liver, sleep
lessness, bladder and urinary Irritation.
The moment your back hurts or kid
neys aren'tacahig^right.refSOTliSaw
bothers you, get about four ounces of
^ad Salts from^jmyrgSodpramacy; take

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