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T. T. McI>OUG aL7 KD1TOR AMD FIOrRlITOt. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1908. ANNOUNCKMKNTS. FOR COUNTY CLERK. I hereby announce that I am a candidate for the office of Clerk of the County Court of Wayne county, Kubject lo the action of the Democratic party. A. W. Pukston, COUNTY COMMISSIONER. We are authorized to announce W. W. Porter as a candidate for the nomination for Commit •ioner of the County Conrt, snbject, however, to the action of the Democratic Primary. Kx-President Grover Clkvb land is ill with a severe cold and rheumatism. Indianapolis, Ind., had a dis astrous fire the 0th inst. which des troyed property valued at one hun dred thousand dollars. Congressman J. H. Hen nett, the Republican who represents the Ninth Kentucky District, was re nominated by acclamation at Gray son the 8th inst. Hon John. J. Cornwell says he does not want the Democratic nom ination for Governor this timed Mr Cornwell is a gentleman of sense and good judgment. United States Senator Jeff Dams was fined twenty-five dollars in the police court at Little Rock, Ark., the other day. The tine was the result ot a fight ha had with Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Helm. Jeff is no credit to the State he rep resents. “The question is not whether the Republicans will carry Ohio. The question is only how large the Re publican majority will be.” This is the reply made by Representative Nicholas Longworth of Ohio to statements about political condi tions in the Buckeye State, put in circulation recently. I he House ot Representatives passed the Sterling Employers’ Liability bill one day last week by a vote of 300 to 1. LittleHeld, of Maine, cast the negative vote. The member from Maine must have felt awfully lonesome. The bill named has also passed the Sen ate and is now law. The Nebraska delegation in the Populist National Convention with drew because Mr. Bryan’s policy of delay in making the nominations was voted down. It is clear that Bryan was ready to dicker and that the Ne braska delegates were authorized by him to negotiate for fusion. Old fashioned Democrats must feel queer in such company.—Globe Democrat. The appointment of John S Leech to the office of Public Prin ter is one that will receive the ap proval of all who are familiar with the requirements of that office and with the career of Mr Leech. Until his promotion, Mr. Leech was chief of the bureau of public printing in the Philippines, having been promoted to that position in May, 11101, from the Government Printing Office, where he was serving as foreman of a division. His services in the Philippines were eminently satisfactory es pecially so because he showed a pe culiar capacity for producing credi table results with Filipino printers. It is a known fact that there are more beautiful voices in America than any other country in the world, says Ellen Beach Yaw in the May Delineator. There is scarcely an American girl now wh© does not •ing a little. I heir voices are ex ceptionally clear and strong. There is no girl in the world who can learn to sing with so little trouble as the American girl. JShe is born with a voice. There are certain qualities in her voice which resemble the clearness of the American atmosphere. Our girls have not yet come to the realization of what they possess. rl hey do not folly appreciate the great gift which God has given them. They have within themselves a power of ex pression that would surprise even themselves if they paused to listen to their divine gift and gave it an opportunity of development. j * The New Doq Law. The dog law as finally passed by the special session of the Legislature is giv en below. The old law, which permits the owner of sheep killed to recover the value from the owner of the dog re mains, with the further provision that if the sheep owner elects to take his pay from the county the county court may recover from the owner of the dog. Any person who harbors a sheep kill ing dog is liable to a line of from $lo to $5o. The owner of such a dog is required to kill it within 48 hours after receiving notice from a reliable source. If he re fuses he may be summoned before a justice and if it be proven that his dog is guilty a constable shall be appointed to kill the dog and the costs of the pro ceeding shall be paid by the owner Any person may list on the assessor’s book bis dog as a personal property and any dog so listed shall be deemed per sonal property and auv person killing such dog so listed shall be subjected to same penalties as destroying other per sonal property and the owner thereof may recover from such person damuges not to exceed the amount for which such dog is assessed. The county court is required to levy a capitation tax on all male dogs at the rate of 5o cents per head, females fl.oo per head. The tax goes into a fund to remunerate sheep owners for the loss of sheep and when this fund shall exceed one-half the amount so paid out for the preceding year the excess shall go into the general school fund If any owner fail or refuse to pay this capitation dog tax the constable is re quired to levy on sufficient property, in cluding the dog, to pay same and if un able to sell the dog he is required to kill it. 1 his law is effective in all the counties but upon petition of ten per cent of the voters of a county the county court shall submit the question of voting it at auv general or school election. I The Secretary of State and the British Ambassador have signed the general arbitration treaty with Great Britain, thus taking the second step in the programme, the ultimate end of which is the sub mission to the Hague Tribunal of the Newfoundland fisheries con troversy. There are many indica tions, however, that the negotia tions between the United States and Great Britain, so far as they re late to the disposition of power from Niagara Falls and related questions, have reached a deadlock which all the tact and diplomatic ability of Secretary Root and Am bassador Bryce will be unable to break. 1 be Canadians insist upon referring these troublesome ques tions to a commission clothed with plenary powers and of course such an arrangement would preclude any possibility of an agreement by the l nited States. Apparently the Canadian authorities wish to sup plaut the treaty-making power of the British I* oreign Office with a mixed commission, not dissimilar in character to the former Joint High Commission. 1 hat the House of Representa fives consented to increase the ap propriation for the Forest Service, contained in the agricultural ap propriation bill, over the amount allotted to that service for the pre ceding year, demonstrates an in creasing appreciali >n of the value of scientific forestry. Of the $3,796,200 appropriated for this bureau, it is estimated that $2,000, 0J0 w ill he realized in sales of tim ber and rentals, and the expecta tion is that, in course of time, the Forest Service will be wholly self supporting. The prevention of fire* which before the establish ment of the forest patrol often caused a Ion* of $5,000,000 which loss during the past year has been reduced to $6,000, has alone more thin paid for the entire costof this bureau of the Federal government. A I'K.r.K'.a i ion of young and progressive Sioux Iodians from the reservations were recently presented to the President by Commissioner Leupp, of the Indian Bureau. These Indians, many of whom are well-to-do ' through their own energies, were in Washington to urge the opening of at least half of the two reserva. tions which they represented to settlement and the allotment of lands to them. If the bills pro viding for opening should go through Congress, about 3,200,000 acres would he put upon the mar. ket, leaving about the same number [ for the Indians, An Erring Brother. Tbe swift descent of Win. H. Sawyers from editor to police judge is only another warning to the profession that we must daily watch and pray lest we enter into temptation. Heaven only knows, perhaps, tbe struggles of this un> happy man ere be quitted his high stat;on, where life was one grand sweet song of gladness and the music of tbe press an unraix ed hallelujah, and sank to the level ot the tinoan growler, the Code of West Virginia and the daily asso ciation of the Hinton bar. Feel ing this, we do not undertake to censure our erring brother. He was tempted and he fell. From handing out choice bits of Demo cratic insanity through the colnmns of the Herald he has dropped to dishing oat two dollar fines on plain drunks and ordering honest hoboes to tbe city stonepile. Thus the sharpest contrasts of life are thrust into our gaze, ami we cannot but notice them. Vet however sad to have cogni zance of the fall of a gifted broth er it is st»11 more sorrowful to look upon him in his low estate, sur rounded by redheaded bailiffs and the mute but terrorizing pharapher nulia of a modern Went Virgiuia jawshop, and we can only firmly re solve, and ask our brother editors to join in the resolution, that never while Judge Sawyers presides, will we enter the Hinton police court unless forcibly impelled by one or two of those myrmidons of the law known as policemen.— West Vir ginia Mews. Virginia Debt Case Squabble. Attorney General Clarke W. May left for Washington last night in connection with the Virginia debt cane pending m the United States Supreme Court. A dispatch from Washington states that the attor neys lor the State of Virginia and the owners of the debt certificates ha> e had a rumpus, and owing to the difference of opinion Major Holmes Conrad, of Winchester. Virginia, one of the able lawyers employed to make the fight against the State of West Virginia, has temporarily withdrawn from the case. 1 he officials of the Stale now in the city were unable to state the cause of the split up among the law yers.--Charleston Mad. Conokkss is continuing its hear ings on the hill introduced by Hep resentative Hepburn of Iowa, at the request of the National Civic Federation, to amend the Sherman ami-trust law, and the Aldrich Fi nancial hill is still before the House. If Congress is successful in passing some legislation, this session, which will enable business men to proceed without violating the law, it will have worked wisely and well. The comments on the “Hellin incident” by various Southern jour nals are not wanting in significance. I hese journals are unanimous in the verdict that Mr. Heflin has neither added lustre to his own ' name “nor reflected credit upon the South by attempting to police the national capital.” And now we are informed that a syndicate is being incorporated to explore the interior of the earth, the incorporators claiming that the earth is hollow and open at the poles. It is not altogether possible that the hollowness is confined to these gentlemen's heads. It has been said of Romo Sena tors in Washington that they “re semble Napoleon’s Old Guard in that, they do not die as long as they can help it and never surrender on any terms.” ♦ • • It wiil he many a day before the public mind can rid itself of the idea that a big per capita cir culation makes prosperity. Parkrkhbuko went Republican at the municipal election last week, hut ( larksburg elected a majority of the Democratic candidates. Hi iwiakd’m renorniriation for Con gress in the h irst I iistrict is assured. I ANI) FOR HACK.—30 fu-res of good farming land, situate a»>ont f> miles south of Ceredo, W. Va. One-half of laud has been cleared and ijossession will be given on day of Hale. For price and other information call at this office. SEE. Thfc CLANSMAN! Greatest ot Historical Dramas Re turns lor Farewell Engagement. If you are * lover of good plays, do not fail to go to see “The Clansman” played on its farewell engagement at the Huntington Theatre, Huntington, W. Va., on Tuesday, April 31. Of all the many offerings at this theatre this is un doubtedly the greatest and grandest of the whole season. Crowded audiences aud enormous enthusiasm have marked the progress of “The Clansman” every where. “The Clansman” sets in fierce white light the exact truth about the doings of the Ku Klux Klan and the Reconstruc tion period struggle of forty years ago. It opened the eyes of both the North and South. It showed that what the South ern people really did was to save white civilization from barbarism and anarchy; that the South would have been welter ing in negroid mongelism but for the heroic work of the Ku Klux Klan. Aside from its political features, “The Clansman” is a most beautiful and thrilling drama. The ladies enjoy it as much as or even more t ban the men be cause of its engrossing love story. The hero of the play is a South Carolinian and a Ku Klux Klan leader. He falls in love with the pretty daughter of a North ern mau who has come South to organ ize the so-called Black League. Ben Cameron courts the daughter and firmly opposes every move of the father. In I the end he wiua the girl’s hand aud saves them both from the clutches of the Mulatto Lieutenant Governor of the I State. __ l rider Ben’s leadership the Ku Klux Klan drive the carpetbaggers and bad negroes out of the State and restore : the old regime. Thrills, tears and laughter are won d* i fully commingled in this master play. The darkey comedy is rich, and the loves ot l nclo Nulse and Aunt Eve and tli* thieving propensities aud gullibility j ol Aleck, the negro High Sheriff of the ( county, convulse the audience. A word should be said about the ap pearance of the Ku Klux Klan in this plav. Every detail is historically ac curate. '1 he ghostly costumes, wierd ritual and white rolled steeds of the or der are reproduced exactly as they were in the year 1*67. The Ku Klux Klan cavalry dash across the stage with start ling realism. The High Court of the Klan sentences a self-coufessed criminal to death. Those who attend the play at Huntington the 21st will see the original company of forty people direct from New York City, and a splendid new production with magnificent scen ery, costumes and electrical effects. Pa trons ore advised to send in their orders for seats, accompanied by remittance, to Manager Joseph Gainer, Huntington Theatre, Huntington, W. Va., and tick ets of the kind desired will Ik* promptly forwarded. The prices of seats are 75c, #1, #1.50 and #2. Assessment o\ Pronertu. Notice is hereby given that the Hoard of Public Works of the State of West Virginia will hold meetings *n the Governor’s rooms, in the State Capitol, at Charleston, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 4, 5, and 0, 1008, beginning at 10 o’clock in the forenoon of each day for the purpose of hearing ail who desire to be beard concerning the assessment of the property of railroads, railroad toll bridges, car lines, express lines, pipe lines, tele graph li-ies, and telephono lines, as provided in sections 84 to 107 of chapter 35, Acts 1005. At said meetings the Bjard will hear any person interested. Persons expect ing to be present and to make oral statements will please notify us as soon as may be, stating on which of the above dates they will be present, in order that arrangements may be made to bear all with as little delay as possible. C. W. Swisiier, Secretary of The Hoard of Public Works. Gommittee Meeting There will be a meeting of tho Republican Slate Central Committee at the Chancellor Hotel at Parkers, burg at 10 o’clock, a in , on Tues day the 28th day ot April, 1008, for the purpose of considering the temporary organization of the Re publican convention to be held at Parkersburg on the 29th of April and for the purpose of making up the temporary roll of said conven tion and for the further purpose of transacting any business that may properly come before the State Committee. Harry C. Woodyard, Chairman. FRIEND TO FRIEND. The personal recommendations of pew pie who have been cured of coughs and oolda by Chamberlain's Cough Remedy have done more than all else to nutke It a staple article oi trade and commerce eves ft Urge pert el the civilised world. WHY WORRY? l——v———wmm& What is the use of worrying over the making of a spring dress when you can come to our store, see hundreds of dresses, already made, try them on right at the time, get just exactly what you want and get it cheaper than you can buy the goods and make it? Never Before Have the ladies of this community had each a selec tion to choose from, 'and more than that they are The acme of style. Isn’t it more satisfactory to see just how you are going to look in the dress and then buy it ? ^ elt, that's the advantage of buying of us. We never s«ll you anything that is not exactly suited to you iu looks and in price. Marvelous Hat *>ale. Our sale of hats tor spring wear has been wonderful. We jump ed into popularity at the very start; and styl ish dressers have learn ed that whfn we sell a hat it is authentic so far as style is concern ed. DON T BE CONTENTED W ith something that may make you look tacky or make you feel uncom fortable when we can give you posi tively the LATEST styles and adapt the hat to your face, form and costume. The Hew Valentine Store, Oil Fourth Avenue, Huntington. $1.00 R££s Rebuilt TYPEWRITERS Rebuilt Like New. All Makes, $10 Up SIX MONTHS RENT APPLIED TO PURCHASE 5000 on Hand. Write for VBmm GENERAL TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE 21 MURRAY ST., NEW YORK. Quality and Quantity. We Have Both in Furniture. If all furniture was alike it wouldn’t matter where you bought it. But it is not all alike. There ia as much dif ference in the make of furni ture as there is in the people who use it. Our furniture is not only strong, durable and well made—it is properly design ed. 1 he hand of the artist is plainly manifest in these modern furniture produc tions. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to come aud see how “differ ent” this stock is from oth ers—in fact it would do your eyes good, and at the same time make a great saving to your purse. We are satisfied to have yon look any time. Always keep in mind the fact that we have furniture— the best quality, largest quantity, at the lowest pos sible price. Call and be convinced. J. C. CARTER & CO. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS 922*924 Fourth Avenue Hotel Frederick Building Huntington, - West Va. PRICES TALK! What is the use of going away from home to buy your goods when you can get the same thing here at as low a price as the out of town merchants offer ! you. We haye the best and largest store in the county, and our low prices al- 1 _ ways keep goods on the move. OUR LARGE BRICK STORE IS HEADQUARTERS FOR BARGAINS IN | DRY GOODS. HOOTS AND SHOES, HATS i AND CAPS, GROCERIES, OUEENSWARE, GLASSWARE, HARDWARE, 1 _FURNITURE. Etc., Etc. U right Bros., wiXimi.