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lue Ceredo Advance
A Republican Newspaper that kmm a large circulation in tbe Big Sandy and Twelve Pole Valleys. An excellent advertising medi um ^ebldefted Avery Wednesday. TKRMS QF SUBSCRIPTION. One eepy, one year, - - 01.00 One copy, six months. - .60 One copy, three months. - .80 Job printing of all kinds neatly and promptly executed on rea sonable terms. Notice to Subscribers. Our subscribers will please bear in wind the ruling of the Postmaster Gen eral that if they become in arrears more than twelvemonths we will he required to pay postage at the rate ot one cent tor every four ounces, making one cent pass age on each paper sent you. If we are oompalled to pay this postage we expect to charge it to the subscriber; therefore, me that yon do not become in arrears. LOOK AT THE DATE AFTEB YOUB NAME ON YOUK PAFJUL Wayne Courts. Tenes W Ctrcai 1 Coart: Becoad MeaSap le Vebmary, May, Atfitt and November. T,r** «* Coaaty Coart: Flret Monday la lam aary, April and Jaiy.aad Third Moaday ta Me vent bar. PATE NTS uronirtlr obuun.il In all oouutrtm OK MO VSK. TRADS-MARKS and Oopyrtjbt. rrrlKt Bond Sketch. Modal or Ftoto. for reel MOST on paten lability. P.l-nt praotio. oluMTely. BANK RCPIRKNCSS. Bend * nnii In Mnmpe for tnvalsable book “! w* ro OBTAIN end SELL r*T«NTS. i >V nlch one* will pay, Mow to get « part tier, petcot lew sod other Telnahle information. D. SWIFT & CO. FATKNT LAWYERS, ^303 Seventh St., Washington, D. C. p B4CK THERE'S a lot of money here and in this vicinity. Possessors of thatmoney read this paper; they swear by it. They want to be shown. If your goods are right, they want to buy. This paper talks to that money at regular intervals. It’s money that talks back and talks back strong. Get your share—do your talking through our ad vertising columns. ' ua *r w. a. c.) CSit at a table of 13 persona on Friday the 13th of the month. C.Let a black cat cross your path. C.Break a mirror. C.Walk under a ladder. CAnd bad luck won’t touch your business if you advertise in this paper. C.Trade ads. know no super stition. CLlf yon have goods to sell, let the ad. do it. l'JU) br H N U.» WRIGHT BROS. CO. \ Everything to Eat and [ < Wear. J | Large Stock of Furniture j! £ and Hardware. | Prices Always Reasonable || Ceredo, West Virginia. KENOVA TRANSFER CO. KENOVA, WEST VIRGINIA. —MHWJIBMP. . WHOLESALE DEALERS IN ■■ ft, Atlas Portland Cement, Big B Marion Lime, Gypsum Wall Plast ter, Hydrated Lime, Rod Cedar Shingles, Lath, Tar Paper, Rubber and Paroid Roofing, Roof Paint, Chimney Brick, Fire Brick, FireClay, Flue Tile, flower Pipe, Glass, Nails, Barbed Wire, Hay, Feed, Flour, Meal, Potatoes, Grass Seeds, Fertilisers and Coal. g *V ■' LOW PRICES AND QUICK DELIVERIES *i ■ ,i Operating Wharf* aud River and Rail Transfer. Rates and Time Tables furnished for Cincinnati and Pittsburg Packets. Correspondence solicited. Send for Price List. Don’t Use a Scarecrow To Drive Away the Mail Order Wolf You can drive him out quickly if you use the mail order houses’ own weapon —advertising. Mail order concern* are spending thousands of dollars every week in order to get trade from the home merchants Do you think for a minute they would keep it up if they didn’t get the busi ness ? Don’t take it for granted that every one within a radius of 25 mile* knows what vou have to •eft, and what yoar price* are. Nme times out o# ten your pricej are lower, but the customer is influenced by the up-to-date adver tising of the mail order house. Every article you advertise should be described and priced. You must tell your story in an inter esting way, and when you want to reach the buyers of thia com munity, use the columns of this paper. i HABIT OF THOUGHT Man’s Will Controls, For Good or Evil, the Direction of His Mind. I suppose there are few prerogatives which men would be less inclined to part with than the absolute secrecy and independence of their thoughts. The tyrant may fetter my limbs and seal my lips; but there is one thing which he cannot do by the utmost stretch of his power. He cannot hin der me from thinking as I please; neither can he know what I think, un less I please to tell him. But this very fact, as it shows that neither the law nor public opinion can take cognizance of our thoughts, only make it the more indispensable that we should take the proper regulation and government of them into our own hands. What others cannot do for us, or even help us to do, each one should feel the more bound to do for himself —taking care to keep himself inwardly as well as outwardly pure, ••bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Here, however, au objection is some times raised, which, if allowed to Btand, must make the Inculcation in the text of no effect. Our thoughts, it is said, succeed each other according to fixed and unalterable laws, one thought bringing up another in a con stant train or current, over which the will has no more power than over the current of blood in our veins. Freedom of Thought. All thoso who concede anything to human freedom must allow that wo are free to make any particular thought which cornea up In one of these trains an object of special attention. We can arrest it and hold it before the mind for this purpose, which will have the effect not, indeed, to stop our thinking, but to give u new direction to our thoughts. Obviously, therefore, the turn which our thinking takes depends, for the most part, ou ourselves. Suppose, for example, that I am thinking of a sinful indulgence. I am free to think of that side of it which invites or of that side of it which repels. I can think of it as an indulgence merely, or as a sin ful indulgence; and the train of thought to which the whole will give rise will vary accordingly. When 1 say I can do either one or the other, as 1 choose, it is no objec tion to reply that I cannot do it with out some reason or motive. Certaiu ly not. But the question is whether, having a reason or motlv^ to give my thoughts a particular direction—that is to say, believing it to be expedient and right—it is not within my power to do so. Controlled by the Will. There is also another way’ in which a man's will exerts an indirect but yet an important and decisive control over the tenor of his thoughts. As has been said, we are competent at any moment freely and deliberately to se lect out of a train of thoughts that one to which we will attend. But we will supiKise this selection made, not freely and deliberately, but spontane ously, or from the impulse of the mo ment. as is probably the fact in most cases. Still, what we do spontaneously, or from the impulse of the moment, de pends on the state of our minds; and this, again, depends, for the most part, on what we have chosen to make it or allow it to become. What we call act ing impulsively or spontaneously origi nates, in nine cases out of ten, not in our nature properly so called, but in some habit which has been superin duced, not In our nature as it came from the hand of Ood. but as it has been developed and shaped by a long series of our own voluntary acts. Hence it is, for the most part, that different persons are affected so very differently by the same objects; what will suggest vicious and impure thoughts to one, having no such ef fect, perhaps the opposite effect, on another. The same book, for example, which will do incalculable injury to n man of bad principles, or of no prin ciples, may be" read with much less danger, perhaps with perfect safety, by one whose Innocence is guarded at every point by discretion, a pure taste and the fear of Ood.—Hev. James Walker, D, I>. A Prayer. O Lord, let thy grace be upon all Christian people, upon all that are try in* to help their fellows, upon all teachers and instructors of men wheth er old or young. May thy loving kind ness and tender grace be upon ua. up on all -whom we love, and upon all to whom our secret thoughts may be turned- in this act of Intercession Draw near to those who may he ap proaching the gates of death, and may there b« light beyond in the deepest darkness and the pressure of a loving hand which can never leave them when the grasp of all other hands is being loose ned. Forgive our sins and answer our prayers. For our savior Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. Life. Mve your life while you have It. Life is a splendid gift. There is noth ing small in it. For the greatest things grow by God's law out of the small est Hut to live your life you must discipline it. You must not fritter It away in "fair purpose, erring act, in constant will," but must make your thoughts, your words, your acts all work to the same end. and that end not self but God. This is what w* rail character.—Florence Nightingale HAMMOND FOUND A WAY John Hays Hammond is not only one of the foremost mining engineers in the world. He la also a “good sport.’ as is illustrated by this little story: Some years ago Mr. Hammond took charge of the Colorado mines of an English syndicate, and found on the books a claim of a Colorado Springs promoter for $3r>.000. Hammond got hold of the claim* ant and talked with him about it over the phono. Tho latter said that he could do nothing about It and that any proposition must go through his lawyer. He agreed to meet Ham mond In Colorado Springs and talk to him further about the case. Hammond came down from tho mines, armed with a blank check, determined to wipe the claim off the coni|iany s books, even If he had to pay the claim, as business was good. Most promoters and miners, he rea soned. have the gambling instinct, and he decided to resort to n canm of chunee if he failed to reach an agreement with the claimant in any other He found the man immovable on the proposition to apllt the difference and settle the case Finally he said to his man: "Uwk here, you an.l I are business men If we let the lawyers fight this matter out what will you get* Practically nothing Tell you what I II do. Let's toss a coin It s $36,000 or nothing. It was agreed to and the claimant tossed the coin. ‘ Head.- called Ham mond. and heads it was. And the caHe was settled then and- theref the losor signing a release of nil claims on Hammond's company. BUSY CHAIRMAN M’COMBS William F. McCombs, chairman of the Democratic national commit tee. practices law in New York be tween campaigns, but he does not neglect the impo'tnnt task intrusted to him by the leaders of his party. He keeps in cloee touch with tho sentiment of the country, and Presi dent Wilson considers him one of his most valuable advisers concerning proposed national legislation. Occa sionally Mr. McCombs runs down to \N ashlngton and confers with the president, and recently after one of these trips he suid he was planning to call a meeting of the national com mittee this spring and that its mem bers and others probably would have a big dinner to celebrate two years of Democratic national rule. Already Chairman McCombs and his associates are laying their plans for the campaign of 19lfi. and they predict a sweeping Democratic vic tory. This forecast they base largely JgJ f*• "V "1 on tne personal record of the president, and during thp campaign especial stress will be laid on that record, whether or not Mr. Wilson is a candidate for re-election. President Wilson’s friendship for and confidence in Mr. McCombs are based on long acquaintance, going back to the time when the latter was a Princeton student of the class of 1898. After his graduation he went to tho Harvard law school. Receiving his degree of IAj. B. In 1901. he at once began practice in New York city. Twelve years later he married Miss Dorothy Williams of Washington. DR. BERNHARD DERNBURG Dr. Hernhard Dernburg, former imperial secretary of state for colon ies, who Is now in the United States on behalf of Germany, is one of the foremost men of his country. He is well acquainted with American his torical, political, economic, financial and social conditions, as he received his early training in the New York office of Jrfidenhurg, Thalmann & Co., hankers, and since that lime has been a frequent visitor to the United States. When he was German Im perial secretary of the colonies. Doc tor Dernburg spent eight weeks in this country investigating the cotton question with a view of applying American plantation methods to cot ton In the German colonies. In 101:5, on the occasion of the emperor's Jubilee. Doctor Dernburg was called info the Prussian house of lords as a life member. Tills was an Indication of special royal confidence, lie is honorary doctor nf the science faculty of Munich and of the law faculty of KncnigRborK The Ber lin faculty has al*o appointed him an honorary doctor of law FROM MAIL CAR TO CONGRESS Three short years ago Carl Vnn Dyke sorted inall In a railway post off!to car. Today he is in Washington, cer tified as tha now member in the house from the Fourth Minnesota distrlc>. to succeed Frederick C. Stevens, Re publican, who for nearly a score of years had been returned again and again from this district until beaten by the young Democrat who came almost directly from the mail car to make his campaign Van Dyke is not yet thirty five years of age. Dig of frame and mus cular, with a countenance in which a “fighting'’ chin and Jaw and clear brown eyes are the predominating features, he looks the part of a man who has “fought his way up," as he has done. Van Dyke ctalms to be a Scan dinavian, hla mother having been a native of Norway. He himself was born in Alexandria Minn., of which town he Ip ntlM n resident. He nerved through the Spanish-American war with the Fifteenth Minnesota regiment, and after It* clone became a railway mall clerk. He Interested hlrn*elf In obtaining better working cooditlonn for the mail clerks and later became president of their national organization. * j He Is the onlj Democrat in the new Minnesota delegation I naua Ml raOFEKMNL P. H. NAPIER Attorney-at-Law WAYNE, W. VA. Will practice In Wayne and adjoining countlee. J. R. GIESKE ARCHITECT C CREDO, W. VA. OFFICE AT HOARD ERICH. J C GEIGER, M. D. Fractica Limited te Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Robson-Prichard BuiMag \ Huntington, W. Va. W. H. ADKINS THE BARBER Quarantees his Work to give Entire Satlafactlen Oo to hla shop and gat a clean a have and a nice hnir cut and you will tan yeara younger. Shop nea of "B” and Main fl treats. W. Va. T. T. McDougal Fire and Life Insurance AGENT CEREDO, W. VA. Repreaenta Strong and Rallabla Fire Companies and an old-l'lne Ufa Cam pany that glvaa large divldende and leauee splendid policies. 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The paper becomes a member of the family and its coming each week will be as welcome as the ar rival of anyone that’s dear. It will keep yon informed on the doings of the community and the bargains of the merchants regularly advertised will enable * you to save many times the coet of the subscription.