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West Virginia Come to the Hills,
The Land o7 Prosperity and O! West Virginia, Where
Plenty. Has the Greatest Nature Lavishes Her
Natural Resources in the Greatest
The Greatest Anions all of the Stale's Varied Resources fs the Poca
hontas t oal Field-k :>f this Vicinity.
In the days of kerosene, gas and
electricity the candle is pretty niuel
forgotten, yet the value of its pro
dust loti In 1906 amounted to fit
NefT, a carrier pigeon owned b>
It. \V. Webb of Colorado Springs, es
caped from ids home and -returned
to the homo of his former owner.
Mrs. L. M Holies, in Huston. In four
Fairmont has already launched
two candidates for the gubernatorial
nomination on the Republican ticket.
Fairmont is a remarkably productive
field. Hut it should be warned In
tlmo. If it really wants to hold the
plain for excellence in the matter of
gubernatorial candidates it will need
to produce more than two. Hun
tington will come to the fore In due
season with three Republican candi
dates and one or two Democratic
candidates for governor. Hunting
After conferring together Post mas
tor-Genernl Cortelyou. Harry F
New of Indiana, aiding chairman,
and Elmer Dover, secretary of the
republican national committee, give
out that the office of chairman wili
he filled at a meeting next Decem
ber. In tins connection Mr. New
has taken occasion to say that “If
Vice-President Puirhnnk allows hi?
name to be presented to the next
republican national convention as a
candidate for the presidency, and 1
take It for granted that lie will re
celve tho hearty and unanimous sup
port of tho Indiana delegation.” This
ought to have u mollifying effect up
on Mr. Fairbanks and htH followers.
Major William Cook Daniels, of
Denver, who has been for tho past
six years exploring in New Guiena
and studying anthropology, arrived
yesterday on tho French liner La
Savoie. Major Daniels served un
der General Shatter |n tho Spanlsh
American War. Ho has been made
a fellow of tho Royal Geographical
“After little over a year spent in
London,” ho said, *‘I fitted out an
expedition, nnd with five scientists
sailed for Australia. We chartered
a ir»0-ton schooner and sailed from
there to New Guinea. Wo traveled
through that country, studying the
iteople. their customs and their man
ner of life. I spent two years in
this work, and have gathered a mass
of interesting data.” Major Daniels
brings back a quantity of native
skulls, bones and implements of war
and domestic use. Ho has also many
photographs taken in strange sur
roundings. These will be given to
museums here and In Great Britian.
Ho has studied the native in evory
phase of his life. Tho party had
many exciting adventures. One in
teresting thing seen was the native
system of wireless telegraphy. They
climb high In trees and make noises
by striking the trunks that carry
long distances. These sounds are re
peated by others, and In a few min
utes a message has gone many miles.
At night they have a system of light
signals. Major Daniels was asked
whether ho had kept in touch with
civilization while In the wilds.
"I kept partly in touch," he re
plied In a inatter-of-fast tone. "I
heard that my wife had got a di
vorco on tho ground of desertion
and that she had married again."—
New York Times.
The article In Pearson’s magazine
for January, by James Creelman, en
titled "Thoodore, tho Meddler," af
ter Informing us that this Is what
President Roosevelt Is called In tho
hack rooms of Wall street goes on
with these parallels:
Rut tho samo thing was said of
every strong man who grappled open
ly with Ignorance, avarice, or op
pression In tho history of tho world.
Tho Romans said it of St. Paul when
thoy beheaded him; tho Stuarts said
it of Cromwell when thoy hung his
exhumed skeleton on a gibbet; The
Thirty said It of Socrates when they
mado him drink hemlock; tho Diet of
Worms said It of Luther; the Solg
nory said It of Savonarola, and burn
ed him in chains; tho Salamancan
sagos said It of Columbus; tho Vati
can said it of Washington, and tho
greed of half a continent said It of
Mr. Creelman would find it hard to
prove that tho namo was used In
several of theso cases. Tho Thirty
were hurled from power four years
before Socrates was condemned; his
chief accuser had been one of their
victims; their guiding sjflrt had been
his favorite pupil, nnd they had tried
to bribe him to their support with
a share in their confiscations. It
would be exactly as true to say that
the democratic party kfept Tilden
from the presidency. Later on wo
have this statement:
Mr. Roosovelt does not believe that
weaklings, academicians or mug
wumps can grapple with tho ten
dencies of those times, but that suc
cess can como only to vital red blood
nnd fighting strength used fearlessly
Nobody knows better that Mr.
Roosevelt that the mugwumps show
ed rod blood and fighting strength
In 1884, which produced a jVrmanerit
revolution in American politics.
Discussing recently at Carnegie
Hall, New York, "The Evils of Sur
plus Wealth’’ Dr. Felix Adler con
tended that tho commercial spirit
shown in tho accumulation of most
of the vast fortunes is a species of
insanity. The accumulators who
take leave of human feeling In amas
Bing wealth ought, he held, to be
Hhut up In sanitariums until cured.
The kind of commercial spirit re
ferred to Is illustrated In tho adul
teration of foodstuffs. In overwork
ing small children and generally in
the exploitation of the needs and
vices of mankind. Dr. Adler con
cedes that some multimillion for
tunes are honestly acquired. By great
inventions or by clear InBlght into
business propositions, as well as by
Inheritance, a good man may boeome
tho lawful possessor of untainted
millions, but very many of our mil
lionaires are thought to have acquir
ed their huge plies by abhorrent
methods. They have only utilized,
It Is true, existing commercial prac
tices, under existing laws, but they
havo profited by the defects of both.
Tho morality of their methods is
conceded and condemned, but such
Is the demoralization of tho Ameri
can commercial spirit that nearly
every American, It is said by tho
cyncs, is ready to confess that, had
he the opjiortunlty, ho would get
rich quick In tho samo ways. In
a small country, with a different cult,
small fortunes %re to be expected,
but in a vast continent like the Uni
ted States, where ‘‘'success*' means
the acquisition of dollars and the
aggregate wealth exceeds $100,000,
000,000, monster fortunes are a nat
ural evolution. Lnws may bo do
vlsed to mitigate tho offensive as
pects of such accumulations, but tho
only truo remedy Is to uplift Ameri
can ideas, so that culture, knowledge
and other laboriously acquired per
sonal accomplishments will receive
tho highest honor, rognrdless of
THE MAN OF IT.
Her bonnet was pink,
Or was It a shado of blue?
Her Jacket was gray.
I’d tell you If I knew.
She had on a velvet dress,
Oh was it a velveteen?
The bodice was shirred,
I’d tell you If I had seen.
“Where were my eyes that day?’’
They were filled with her peerless
Her eyes were so bright
I saw nothing else but her face.
—Lauren a W. Sheldon.
,Ho who has onco invited tho devil
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(male) will be held at the post-of
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