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The West Va. Argus.
A First class paper, entered at Second class matter in a Third-class PostoAtce biagwmrf, October 12, 1 1 .1 l>r. Ales Leeds, Dentist. Grafton. Wilson Martin of Fairmont, has been here this week visiting his mother and brothers. Mr. and Mis. Al Reese and baby from Grafton, are heie visiting fi tends and relatives. Mu. W. R Iiraudan and childten from Huntington, strived here Friday to visit her old borne. Shep Shears of Irons, had a turn >c ampu tated from his face at the Stricklcr Hospital here last Saturday. Miss Bess Haney returned to Unioniown last Saturday after a visit at home here. She is nurse in a hospital there. David J Gibson was at Clarksburg last week attending Federal Court, having been summoned as a Grand Juryman. A *>.1 cud id granite monument was plsced in the Kingwood cemetery last week by D V’. Morris io the memory of his wife. L. S. Buck lew has been working over nt Kodaiuers on a line new house beiug built over there by one of the cititensof that place. Havelin tlahh of Morgantown, was here this week in the interest of Swisher A Swisher, the well-known investors of that place. Dahid R Beavers went to Morgantown last week to visit his son, Ami W. Beavers, and get some of the yellow-legged pullets on tap over there. Charles W. Wolfe left Tuesday afternoon tor Martinshurg to attend the Grand l.odge of Knights of I'ythias as the representative of Brown I,odge of Kingwood. Editor-Fanner Shaw of the I-eader was up al his farm near the Camp Ground last week to see if anything had lieen raised on it Ibis year (resides the assessment. A son *»f Orval Shafter fiom Kolir, was under treatment at Ihe Hospital here for bone abscess of Ihe thigh. He was operated on and was stile to go home this week. A public sale <<f personal properly will be held next Thursday at Ihe home of Ihe late I- H. Smith, near Itruceton. The adminis trator, W. W. Smith, is advertising the sale. Now is the time to order your reading matter for Ihe long winter evenings. The Argus has a 'vety attractive list at greatly reduced prices. l.ook it over and send in an order. I)r. II. I. Henry of Morgantown, the eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, will be at Tunnclton, Wednesday and Thursday, October nth and 12th, and at Grafton from the 13th to the ittth. A son of Wilbert Liston got Ins ar.u broken while out gathering chestnuts last Saturday. The boy was plucky and walked home and refused to go to lied. The fracture was reduced and will loon be well. I he snow this morning was a very un welcome guest in this section and the first time we ever had snow before a froat, as we have had no fjost hete yet to hurt anything. We will likely have a month yet of good weather. J. W. Hull, eye specialist, will be at the Exchange Hotel, Kingwood, October iKth kind 19th. If you have any kind of trouble, ^■ave them examined, which will cost you ^Hothing. See me at the hotel afternoon of reach date, till 5 o’clock. It ia reported that all the farmers within five miles of Morgantown are now buying alarm clocks to waken them of a morning, as there is not an old rooster left anywhere in that section on account of the big session of Conference just closek over there. fienlon foreman from down near Valley Point, came up to the Strickler Hospital here last week with symptoms of fever but upon a close examination was found to have an slices* under hi* arm which was lanced and a pint of corruption taken out and he is rapidly recovering. G V. Krankhouser, son of Jonas hank houser of Grant district, was here Monday on his way back to his work on the railroad, with headquarter* at Ml. Clare, Harrison SyCoonty, where he is foreman. He dropped in' .ip leave a dollar for The Argus to keep posteti* on the news from old Preston. We ha vie received quite a number of new subscribers 'during the past ten days who hsve taken,’ advantage of our SPECIAL fifteen Months offer for one DOLLAR, f If you have not joined the procession y>Wu should get into the band wagon at oftcr before it turns the corner and gets out of fsight. Patents were granted to inventive West Vlrginians/Ust week as follows: John II. lluhn «| Gypsy, on a machine for operating cnal angr %. Hugh A. Jauney of Middleway, rm avrt.rl retainer; Sherman R. St a t la rd of Kdmona, on a calculating machine; and ■,m- ’ M. Wyjor of Mannermg, on a device for holdtiif checks on mine car*. Samuel T. 'Riley, the well-k nown historian and educalbr, '«u heen sick at his home neer Wtrsing, Ps , for a monfi., suffering from a renewal of his old lung troubles. W. Scott Garner passe..' through tows on Tuesday last, returning from a visit to Mr. Wiley, and reports that while he is a very sick man he ha* shown some improvement in the last few days, and with his magnificent courage and strong will power enliated in the tight there is strong hope that Mr. Wiley will pull through and recover. The Rev. H. J. Taylor, who used to live *n Weil Kingwood and later on in Morgan town where he served on the police force and then In the grocery business and left there between two days with a lot of billa unpaid, Charley Bishop of this place Ireing the heaviest loser, is now located at Far mington, this State, where he ia engaged in the jewelry business and repairing and fixing watches, clocks, etc. While at Clarksburg last week and stopping at the Walker House he was taken suddenly ill end came near getting hie own clock fixed, The doctors pulled him through however. Mr. and Mra. W. J. Bryan, accompanied by their son and daughter, William and firace, have left Lincoln, Nehraaks, for their loar „f ,he world. They Mj|ed ffnm San Francraco for Japan on Septemlier *6ih, stopping in Honolulu for a day or two. They expect to reach Tokio October 15th. From |apan they will go to Manilla, and will spend some time in ilse Philippi* They will then vis's Australia and Niew Zealand, ami will reach India in the wf Inter. They will proceed to the llolv, V>and and other rou iiiiee and will wpend next summer In the large rt^es of Kurope. Mr. Biyan expects to ba/g,»ne not less than a year. »•- SEE OL'R SPECIAL OFFER ON ANOTHER PAGE IT'S GOOD. E. J. BowermasUr hat been confined to the house the past week with symptoms of fever. Mi. and Mrs. J. L. Stone have been at Grafton this week visiting friends and relative* Mr*. K. E. Huike it here this week teaching for her huslmmi who it at Maitinsburg. Ptof. Ilcnry Meshci went to Morgantown Saluiday to take in the Masouic blow out over theie. II. C. Klylhe is veiy busy putting in new heaters in ditiercnl parts of the county. He made three new sales last week. James G. Menear, the editor and publisher of the Reform School News at Piuntytown, was here this week visiting h one folks. Justice of the Peace William Henry Murdock was at Morgantown last week mising up with the preachers over there Adam W. Albright was up at Welwter Spring* last week looking up some propeity up there with a view toward making an investment. Leroy Hucklcw was up at the Lamp Ground the past week putting a slate roof on the tine new residence erected by William G. Miller. Prof. K. E. ilurke of the Kingwood Schools is at Martinsburg this week attend ing the K, of P. Grand I<odge, lie is a Grand Lodge officer. Matcellus E. Stone of neat Kingwood, has two fine cows for sale. They are half Jersey and half Durham and each gives three gallons of milk per day. W. L. Ormond of Pisgah, was here on Monday oil hi* way to Martinsburg to at tend the Grand Lodge of the K. of P. a* representative of Gordon Ixklge of Pisgah The big steam shovel of Talbott Bros, that was in use out at the big fill below John Dill’s was moved last week to some point •n New York State where they have a big contract. Hon. F'dward S. Elliott and wife from Chicago, arrived here last Friday, being summoned by the critical illness of Mr. Elliott’s mother, who died Satuiday morn ing altout nine o'clock. Mrs. II. C. Howard, Mis. George A Walls, Mrs. Jennings M. King, Mis. Edward C. Everly and Mrs. Thomas I). Craig were all at Moigautown during the past week attending the special seivices of the M. E Conference. Don’t fail to read the big half-page ad vertisement to be found in this issue, of the Morgantown Investment Company. We know the people and have no hesitancy in recommending them to our people as entirely reliable and trustworthy. Circuit Court convenes here today. The Grand Jury will lie sworn in and instructed by His Honor, Judge John Homer Holt, and aent to their room to tind out who has been impairing the peace and dignity of the law. We will give a report of the proceedings nest week. A meeting of the Hoard of Trade was held last Saturday night and about fifteen members were present. The Slate Board has been in session at Parketsburg this week and Mayor W. II. McDaniel, Gus J. Shaffer and Dr. E. W. Strickler left Tueaday after noon to attend as delegates from the local board, Spencer Cole was here last week visiting his brother B. F. Cole. He is an employ of the Keystone Drill Company of Beaver Falls, Pa , and is iust back from FIgypt, where he had lieen the past year in charge of some machinery for his company, drilling wells in the Sandy Deserts over there. They had to go about four hundred feet to get water. Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Holden and son Eugene, returned home last F'riday from Grafton, where they have been for some lime at the home of Mrs. Holden’s mother, on account of the delicate health of Mrs. If. and the birth of her child. Mr, Holden having been absent from his office for some time, has been necessarily compelled lo neglect his business more or less, but is now here and will be found at bis office every day, ready fo attend to all huiiness that comes his way. The new pastor for the King wood M. K. Church is Kev. J. II. Hess, Isle Presiding Elder of the Charleston District and comes very highly recom mended as an able and earnest divine. The charge is one of the best in the State with a splendid church building and brick parsonage and pay* ft 150 ■alary, 'the retiring minister Kev. Harry C. Howard ha* been here six year* and leaves a host of friends who bid him God speed in hi* new home. But tew changes were made by the Conference for this coun ty. We will publish full list next week. Rev. Josiah B. Feather of Lenox, this county, was here Tuesday on his way home from attending Conference at Morgantown. He called at this office to subscribe for The Argus for a year. The Morgantown Dominion has this to say of Kev. Feathers: Kev. J. B. Feather of Preston county, whose period of service is second only to that of kev. Dix, was called on, and he too made a short address that was greatly en joyed. Kev. Feather has the reputation of knowing the West Virginia Conference as a whole heller than any man in it. He ha» served ro>re churches than any other man in the Conference, and not to know him marks 6 mininister as Iteing t new man in the State. Five prominent young men from Kingwood weal to Morgantown last Saturday morning to be initiated into the rites and mysteries of higher branches of Masonry. They took Six degree* in the new chapter lieing established over there. The work lasted fr -m one o’clock in the afternoon till early nest morning and the boy* are enthusiastic over it and well satisfied that they got their money’s worth The crowd was composed of Attorneys W G. Conley and A. G. Hughes, Dr. J M. King, Frank M. Mur dock and F- P. Albright. Two or three of them were limping when they got liack and all of them had a yard and a half grin. The Morgantown Dominion says: A tebgram was received this morning from I^fke Charles, U., by Capt. J. W. Parsons wnnooncing the appointment of his •on, D. W Parsons, to a poaition of teacher of Mrte».>ce in the high school at that place. Mr I arsons 1* on the survey of the trolley line from Morgantown to Mannington and wg« imme-flatr-ty notified of his appointment, f^e will leave at once to assume hi* duties. The young man is a graduate of the Uni iversity and a toother to Mrs. f. Slidell ' Brown and Miss Fannie Parsons of King wood. The other brother William Ewing Parsons, who is also 9 graduate of the Uni versity, wss recently elected Principal of the High School at Roanoke, Virginia, at a sal ary of f t,ooo per year and la now down there in charge of the duties of his position. I hocuas Dailey moved last week front this place lo Austin. Mi*. |uhn C. Murdock left today fur Ironist, Oiiiu, to visit Iter old home. Miss Minna Flynn was at Grafton and I'runty town, visiting fioni Saturday till M >nday. Miaacs Maty and l.ydia Campbeu of Mor gantown, aimed heie Monday evening to remain awhile. II. B. Fveilv, one t»f the well boring men, got his collar bona fractured last Satuidav while lioting a well for Boh Stevens. Dr. Strickler fixed him up ah ,-ight. Mr. and Mi*. I)ra|>er C. Hughes arrived last week from Buckhaunon, being summon ed here by the critical illness of Mr*. Felix Klliott Sr., mother of Mr*. Hughes. Dr. George L Homberget and wife fiom Irondale burtiacr, were in town Tuesday, droving a fine Kentucky horse. We ac knowledge a pleasant call fiom them while here. • Dr. J. M. Hack lew, editor of the Christian Advocate, published in New York, is here to attend the conference. He arrived last evening and is the guest at the home of Mr . and Mrs. David Chadwick.—Dominion. 1 he new M. F. Cfiuich at Ihuceton wil not lie dedicated Del. tjih as snnounced heretofore, on account of the seats Iteing de layed. Due notice will be given of the ded ication, as soon as the dale is fixed upon. biauk Kennick, a brother of II. Kennick, the M & K. contractor who lives about a mile out of town on the road towaid Pleas ant Dale, is at his broihci's home sick with typhoid fevet. Dr. S. A. Pratt is attending him. John G. 7. ,-iglcr of near Hethlehcm, was in town yesterday and gave us paying call. He has had a big rush of work this season I and is one of the best plasterers to be found anywhere. He has been doing considerable woik at Htets and in Kingwood. Senator S. It Montgomery and family from Tunnelton were here Sunday attending a family teunion at the home of Maj ir U. N. Oir on Iteveiley Hill The children and grand children of the Major as well at his son-in-laws and daughter in-laws etc. were all gathered at the hospitable home, making ab rut thiity in all and they had an enjoyable time. Mr*. It. C. Flythc arrived home last week from Charleston where she had been visiting her sister, Mis. W. M O. Dawson. Mis. Klmer Cuban, another sister, was visiting at Chat lestiin with her and came as far as Graf Ion where the Slopped off to spend a couple of days visiting friends and then go from there to Morgantown to spend Sunday before leturning to her home in Masontown. Itev. II. C. Howard is track from Con ference and is busy packing up and getting ready to move to Grafton to lake charge of the Andrews M. E. Church of that place to succeed Rev. John Reddow, who goes l i the Charleston district as I’r eliding Elder. This is a promotion for Rev. Howard, as the Grafton appointment belonga it the front row of the Conference appointments, and (tays a salary of $1300 per year and |>arson age besides. Rev. Ilowaid will not leave for his new home till next week. Our peo ple are very loth to give hint up. TERRA ALTA. Cut respondents of The Argus. Miss Mattie Freeland spent Sunday with friend* in Keyscr. J. K. IVaslee of Lenox, was in town Sat urday calling on his many friends. Mis. Margret Lewis of Grafton, was the guest ot Kelley Carrico and family last week. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Morgan of Al* brightaville, was visiting relatives in town Saturday. Mts. O. A. Reerbower of Morgantown, is visiting her sister-in-law Mrs Alex Zeller at Dismal Swamp. I*ay day at the Rigg Woolen Mills on Tuesday making glad the large force of hands employed there. Cashier O. C. Crane left Tuesday evening for Washington where the National Rankers Convention is in session. Ed. Slahlingt of Cumberland, Md , has purchased the slock of goods and store of J. II. Riggs at the Factory. Mr and Mrs. C. Walton Davis and son are spending the week at Mr. Davis’ hone on the winding rivet of Cheat. W. M. Trickelt and Henry A. Wagner two of Union dislricts hustling farmers were business visitors in town Saturday Guy Elliott moved his fajpily the first of this week from the Kelley property on State street to the Elliot property in the Grove. I. . M. Albright and J. T. Dailey of King wood attended a meeting of the Directors of the Rigg Woollen Mill Co., Friday of last week. II. H. Albright of Crauesville, was in town several days last week having tome work done at the Reeilrower & Stafford Dental Parlms. C. W. Forman the hustling merchant of Dnoit, was in town Saturday enroute to Keyser to visit his Son, Clet, who it attend ing college there. W. T. Jenkins el Waynesboro, Pa., was in town Saturday. Troy it a former f’rettonian and ia well known here and at Kingwood where he run a jewelry store for some lime S. II. Kodeheaver the well known buck wheat man of Preston county is now out on his annual buckwheat cakes business and stopped in town a few hours on Saturday to joke with friends. L. R. Parrack our hustling Racket man had quite a racket raised in his store build ing one day last week and in consequences thereof it is now L. R. Parrack & ton. bather, mother and son doing well. O. II. Parsons has let the conlract for a fine new dwelling on his lot on High street. Terra Alla is not on a boom but she keeps steadily on the build all the time and will be ere long the best residence town in Preston county. J. M Teet* formerly of Aurora, but now of Cumberland, has rented the Feather property on High street and expects to move hia family into same in a short time. He has also rented rooms in the Crane building and I understand will open a grocery store We welcome Mr. Teels to our town. Rev. Stoneking of Evansville, bas suc ceeded the Rev. I>. W. Cunningham as pastor of the United Brethren Curch at this place. The Rev. Cun.ngham going to Clarksburg. The many ftienda of Bio. Cunningham regret to see him leave and v ish him God speed in his new location. We welcome Bro. Stoneking to our town. The Store of J. N. Ringer A Son was entered by thieves on Saturday night and about >150 00 worth of jewelry and clothing Itolen. And Offutt A l.akin store was broken into some time ago but nothing was missed from the store. We understand that Ringer A Son offer a reward of hfly dollars for the arrest and conviction of the parties who did the thieving. Hr* Heerbower A Stafford, dentists, will be at— Fellows villa October IS and 13 F.vanaville •• i4 •• |£ Independence *• 17 •• rg Oladesville »* 19 *< to Masontown »• si •• Kingwood. October axth for 4 days. Sol Iff. All persons indebted t o f'he Adams A Co. are hereby notified to call and make set tlement by November 1st. 1905 All ac counts not settled by that date will be put In the band* ef an attorney for collection. We need wb it you owe us. Very truly, Adams & Co. Tttnnelton. W V*.. Oct. to. 190c. it "VMj¥ A FARMER. • ' I hr '"Fridays' I'anunt Ammrr this Lottrr with Facts and Arirunu'nt To the Kditor of I hk Arcus 1 he last letter of my "Republican" friend hat been scanned by me w ith due caie in an effort to discover, if I could, one reason why we farmers should uphold the Dawson tax laws. I must confess that I failed to lind it. He does not even attempt to an t»er the questions w hich 1 propounded to him lor elucidation or explanation, it he has any argument that he can produce to tutlaiu ins position on the tax question, other than it is the "duty of alt Republi cans to stand by their party." he has my consent to make it public. 1 am open for conviction, but my conviction cannot be purchased by the promise of a piece of pie I im not. and never have been, a pieman As the dear departed Archie Campbell told the talented but imperious and dictatorial Roscoe Cockling in the Chicago National Convention. "I wear my sovereignty under my own hat." In his delusion on the tax issue my 1 Ke‘ publican friend is chasing the phantom. He is pursuing the fleeing shadow on the wall that he can never hope to overtake 1 have never uttered a word or written a line on the Dawson tax laws that I would not, if I could, hnd lodgment in the hearts of my fainter brethren. In their prosperity I thrive, and In their adversity I mingle my tears with theira. I have never l>ecn an applicant foi an elective or an appointive public ortice in my life, an<l my "Republican" friend cannot Charge my opposition to the Dawson tax laws to a case of "sour grapes " The Com mittec never had a blinder and more faith ful follower during all these tears than I was. And I must say to their credit that they seemingly appreciated my loyalty, for ntore than once they urged me to announce mtself as a candidate for office, pledging me their support In justice to myself. I must say that I always declined with grate ful thanks I make this statement that my fainter birthreu may understand my posi tion and give me credit with being honest in liiy convictions that the Dawson lax laws will woik a greater hardship upon tlie faimers titan any oilier class of taxpayers Now. I want to ask my "Republican" friend in all candor and good faith, if lie can say that he never held public office and would decline one if offered him by the Committee ? "Thrice is lie armed wlmse cause is just." believing my cause to be just, it is not necessary for me lo resort to vile language and personal abuse. I will say to my "Republican" friend. i( lie is capable of writing an article that will appeal to tlie sense of reason and tlie pride of justice, I guarantee him I will lake pleas urc in reading it. Nothing which he has written so far would be pietcribed by com petent judges as food for thought. I am sorry to say that my friend is not possessed of tlie faculty to clothe his letters in the humor and wit which so many enjoy, al though lie makes a liercu'ean ATTEMPT lo do so It is noticeable that my "Republican" friend lias not been able lo disprove tlie iniquities of tlie Dawson lax laws, fits letters are simply a reiteration and a repi. lilion each week. Going on tlie piinciple, I presume, that "cold hash' warmed over will satisfy his clientage My object is to state the fat is and leave it to the reading public lo inveatigate for themselves. There must have been a mo tive for changing our tax laws What was lhai motive ? In his message to tlie Legis lature Gov, White gives us tlie motive when lie says, "To raise moke revenue." Acting upon tlie recommendation of Gov. White, the State Tax Coinmisrion w-as cre ated by a joint resolution of botli brandies of the Legislature- So stupendous a task was it that It took tlie Commission about two years to prepare a tax bill that would do justice lo all classes of taxpayers After the bill was presented it did not suit Hie Machine. What was the result ? A coin mitiee of six gentlemen, who were not MEMBERS of tlie LEGISLATURE, were ap pointed by the Machine lo draft a new tax bill. Inside of Two weeks ihc committee of six gave us the present Dawson tax laws. Whal it took the State Tax Commission two years of labutious research and work the committee of six did In Two weeks. It it any wonder that the Dawson tax laws teem with iniquity and inequality ? Now Gov While gave us the motive for the new tax laws - to "raise more revenue" Will my "Republican" friend tell us how the Slate is going to raise more revenue and lower our taxes ? Calling me a "liar," a “hypocrite" and a "damned fool" will not convince the farmers of 1‘reslon county that by a juggling of the tax laws he can raise more revenue and at the same time lower their taxes It doex not appeal to their reason and common sense So you see, my farmer brethren, that it was a gigantic scheme of Gov. Dawson to hoodwink ut poor farmers into believing that lie was our friend in order to attain the Governorship of West Virginia. In the primary contest Mr. Dawson told us a dif ferent alory of the tax laws he lavored, which he afterwards had enacted into laws. The tax laws which he advocated in hia primary contest for the nomination met my hearty approbation, for I felt down In my heart that they would do just ice to us farmers. What a snare and a delusion they were! As Gray has so beautifully and truth fully said (iov. Dawson will find that "The path to glory leads but to the grave." It was to satisfy his ambition and glorify his name, which, no doubt, led Gov. Dawson lo forget the sacred promise which he made us farmers when lie was seeking the nomination. And my "Republican" friend i* unkind enough to call me • liar," "hypocrite" and "damned fool" for defending mv God given right* a* a free born American citizen, forsooth, because I denounce the Dawson tax laws as unjust to the pakmkk We are told that there are two things we cannot es cape- taxation and dealt). This is only too true of the farmer If he docs not pay hi* taxes they will sell his land At the pres ent time the farm is not producing any more than will meet the family expenses and pay otir taxes What are we to do to meet the incrkask In taxation t f,ei my "Republican ' friend answer No, my farmer brethren, the old farm will not stand the increase in taxation Something is got to be done to gain relief With POLITICS I have no concern I plead the cause of no political patty, but I do plead with all the strength I have for my farmer brethren lo support no ( ANOIOATK who says the Dswson lax law* are jt'ST to the fammkr Now Is U>t time for you to study the tax laws and make tip your mmd what to do Do not wait until the heat of the political campaign when everything is excitement snd the only appeal that Is msde to you is to "Stand by your party'" It is not the appeal of thoughtful men, but the ranting of office seekers. I know how feeble I am to write for the public press and convey my idea* snd thoughts to my farmer brethren. Hut I feet the injustice of the Dawson tax laws too keenly not to enter my protest, feeble though it be. If I have written anything that will give my farmer brethren a better insight to the injustice of the Dawfon tax laws. I shall feel amply repaid. In conclusion, I would ask my bright young 1 Republican ' friend lo eschew per zonalities and enlighten u*. if he can. where the Dawson tax laws will benefit u* as farmers Oni.v a Tarmr*. Reno District. Oct 7, iye< IfQ IIn fit Vnil I Remember it’s Free. See 0 Ur ™ |UU • this Machine, Read Offer. A Natural Tone Talking & Singing Machine FREE/ Call at our store and hear the specially prepared Records of Bands and other I„.l strumcntal . lusic, Songs, Stories, Recitations, and assure yourself that this is the l» «r * offered. You Buy only the Records. Standard Talking Machine Re, ords are famous for their lone and Quality. I his t.raphophone represents one of th»* latest achieve ments of the largest and best equipped Talking Machine Industry in the world. There fore its reproduction will surprise anti delight the most exacting listener. OUR OFFER: SSItS^SoK1-^ $25.00. Call at Our Store and Hear Your Favorite Sony. THE KINGWOOD SUPPLY COMPANY SCHOOL MATTERS New Hooka Needed For 'I lie l.lhrnry. Jeweler B. I, Cole hat put up a lute tug clock in the principal * room, 1‘his is a great convenience, betides adding a home likeness to the room. Mr. Cole is an oblig ing gentleman The Teachers' Beading Circle meets this week at the home of Miss Nellie Ciodwin. The Cuclc meets weekly. The text for the present is McMurrays’ The Mvjhod of the Recitation. This valuable work" on Ped agogy and I’acliycology is used as a text in the Snmiuer School at the University. The teachers are discussing ways and means whereby a numlier of much needed hooks may lie added to the library. At least $75 should he available to this end at once. It is proposed to have a couisc of (ropular ami instructive leclines and enter tainments, extending through the schools year. The lust one will be given soon, and it it Imped ami expected that the good, progressive and intelligent people of King wood will heatlily support this movement, considering how worthy the cause is. From all parts of this country of outs conies Hie cry that our Uiys and gnls, not to *l*eak of the men and women, are miserably poor readers And what is worse, they do not do any cousideiahle amount of leading of any kind; and what they do lead ia often of a very poor kind. This applies in King wood ns elsewhere. To do all that is being done in all first class schools to remedy this great defect, our progressive Board of education has empowered the principal ami teachers to put into the hands of all the reader pupils an Alternate Reader, lit con sequence, the parents are now being asked to help the teachers in this important move ment, by generously furnishing their children with these hooks. ’They arc lieautiful, de lightfully readable, inspiring books; and they will be worth many times their cost to the boys and girls long as they live. Let us teach them how to icad well and much, and that much of the very best. 'There is noth ing too good foi the youth of King wood. /.AK JOTTINGS. Correspondence of The Argus. Mrs Ssrsli Schnoppreturned from Qninili recently. NV. II. Smith war out near Orr on busi ness Saturday. Walter Spiker was visiting re.stives at Florence last week. F.arl Spiker was over at Sugar Valley on business lust Monday. Grant Hishop was at Friendsvdlc Wednes day on business for J. J. Kelly. I’eter Fickey went to Uniontown '.ast Wed nesday with a load of produce. Miss May Miller was visiting friends at Lenox a few days the past week. Miss Maude Guseman who has been tick the past month, has walking typhoid fever. Miss Daisy Teets of nAir llatelton, was visiting her uncle, Alfred Cupp's, the past week. J. II. Cupp and Miss Nina Smith attended preaching service at Mountain Dale Church Sunday evening. Or. Wilkinson of Hrandonville, and Miss Prince of Somerset, Pa., were in our vicinity Saturday afterno nt R. VanSickle of Somerheld, I'a , and a gentleman from Haltiinore, were Iteie on business Monday last. Allen Moyers of Terra Alta, and Clint Albright of near Craucsville, were here Wednesday on business. Mrs, Maishsll Henson ami her mother Mrs. Kichatd Waddell of (Iran lonville, weie guests of Mrs. Tens Kelly recently. J. J. Kelly snd Gsy Guseman were over at Morgans Glade Friday after calves, Mr. Kelly had Irought of William Miller. Marshall Itileman and wife of Addison, Pa., who have been visiting friends here and at Gladesville returned home Friday. Mis. I'Mgar Wmsmute of Friendsville, snd Mrs Plum of Kowleshurg, were visiting their sister Mrs. K. K. Miller recently. Mrs. Marshall Harned and little ton Isaac, of Hrandonville, were visiting at Isaac Guseman'* Thursday and Friday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spiker of Morgan Glade, and A. S. Chide tier and wife of Cuz/art, were guests at John (}. Kelly’s Sunday. Mr. and Mra. F.hsha Ringer of Guseman, Grant Kelley of Gorily, Allen Crane and wife of Cuzzart, were visiting at Ezra Kelly's Sunday, DON'T BORROW TROUBLE. It is a bad habit to borrow anything, but the worst thing you can possibly borrow, is trouble. When sick, sore, heavy, weary and worn out by the pains and poisons of dyspepsia, biliousness Bright'* disease, and similar internal disorders, don't sit down and brood over your symp toms but fly for relief to Electric Hitters Here you will find sure snd permanent for getfulness of all your troubles, end your body will not be burdened by a load of debt disease Price j^»c Guaranteed. Tlie Gocke Supply Co., of Howesvlllc; iA l.enhsrl. of Kingwood: and Irona upply Co , of Irona I IIK UOItl.lHHfOIVS IIKTTKK • r*|H>r road by A. M Monro at tho Educational Mooting In 1'iiiiiicltoii September 80, IDOo. Published by Request. _ We are living in s coarse and ciucl sgc. Capitalism is isnipanl ami the competitive ayatem ia rrutoialcstdy crucyfing ita nil lions on an industrial cross. Superstition and fear still possess the minds of men and poverty and vice stalk like giirrly phantoms through the land. Everywhere we behold the result ol stilish giecd—of mans inhumanity to man. Great, strong men aie compelled to foiswear their inalienable light to life, liheity and the pur suit of happiness and humble themselves in the dirt before an irresponsible corpoiaiton boss in older to obtain bread. Women are of leu forccil to abandon then homes and liiesidrs an.I enter into the slupyfying scumble for something upon which to subsist. Little children U|*>n whose shouldeis will soon full the responsibility of perfecting the social fabric of our civilisation are diiven Out of the schools into the wage slavciy of th< lields, mines and factories. Hut however terrible, to contemplate these conditions ate not quite so icvolting as were the conditions of men 500 yesrs ugo. Then was the uge of Feudalism, Religious and political liberty were yet to he won. Free dom of expression wssabsolutely prohibited, and the peasanliy of every land weie the most ignorant serfs nor were the conditions of this age of Feudalism as bad as the age of barbarism that preceded it. 2000 years ago even among the mast enlightened nations of the earth cruelties unspeakable and outrages in finite were common among mankind. The winkers were the veriest slaves and their liven were altogether dependent iqion • heir lords and masters. Then they winked in blocks of live and were spitted to their work by the speais of a heartless soldiery. Marriage and home life were unknown to them. They herded together like cattle and swine. Hcfoie this epoch authentic history lecoids a system of anarchy leased upon brute force which wus the order of life. Canibalism reigned red handed and murder, rapine and savagery made confusion worse confounded, many drank the blood of innocents out of the skulls of their enemies. Hack of these conditions we have only the hypothesis of speculation. Scientists put foith the claim that evolved from the lower forms of life which in turn, countless millions of yeais ago, had their origin in the fire mures of the universe. However that may he, we know that duiing the last 6,000 years the Conditions of mankind have passed, through the following succcsives changes 1*1—Canibalism or savagery , 2nd—bar barism or slavery, 3d—Feudalism or serfdom ami from that to the present system of capitalism or wage slavery. Wc also know Hint during all this stretch of time the religious, political, social and economic con ditions of men have improved, that although tlieie have Ireen war and blood shed and wasteful dislruction of property and life, the human mind has grown nobler and broader and the human heart more responsive to the emotions of joy and pain. The sweep of the centuries have been grandly upward. ! Wc are today heir of all the ages and j occupy the summit of intellectual develop- | ment and indescribable achievment. We are j yet just on the verge of the great ocear. of ! discovery. With the unanswerable logic of 1 sconce to back our argument, we know that continued political, social and economic progress is not only possible but inevitable. I he steady trend of history has been from anarchy to order and at this time the transi tion from individualism to collectivism is more rapid and more certain than ever be fore. What does this mean? 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