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(( TEACHER IN THE ORIENT
i' ROASTS THE GOVERNMENT. - . Graphically Recites Abuses That Exist in Philippines?Sounds Like Lament of Homesick Youth. WASHINGTON, D. C.. April ?2 ? Robert J. McLaughlin, -who left his home in Fordham, N. Y., last year to become a teacher in the Philippines, has tired of his job and in his rather plain spoken letter of resignation tells a few of the conditions which discouraged him. Among others is the statement that the teachers in Pangasinan province received no pay be twee i August, 1903, and March 15, 1904. In his letter to the commissioners Mr. McLaughlin says: "I came to these Islands on misrepresentation and havQ been sent out into this abomipable and diseased wilderness without the least compunction or remorse." After describing the discomforts of . his journey in a bull cart to Binaloan. over almost impassable roads, the writer declares that he spent a large part of his money to assist two other American teachers to their posts, where they had been ordered without any advance of expense of necessaries. He continues: "The young man who was stationed here with me, after enduring two months of hunger and sickness, packed his trunk and started for home. We had long before spent every cent we had and eaten the last can of commissaries." He would not beg, but I would?I, a refined gentleman both by birth and education?I was reduced by this deceitful and contemptable government to the unutterable humiliation of begging money from suspi.cious and low-minded knaves in order to nurchase in the market the few handfuls of rice to preserve life." He describes how he lived in a nipa shack without furniture and having a dirt floor. For a week he raved with the fever common in that clime, and lay in the shack without attendance. Later, says McLaughlin, the su perintendent of schools came around for his semi-annual visit, remaining only twenty minutes and talyng no steps for the relief of the teachers. Then McLaughlin wrote to Dr. Barrows, the general superintendent of schools for the islands, but says he received nothing from that official more than a humorous letter ascribing his compliments to nostalgia. Further than this, he charged that the native teacher is in even a worse fix than the American. Four teachers subordinate to himself, during the year 1903, received only one installment of their pay. Going to Malay to make complaint of these conditions at headquarters he says he returned to his post to be the victim of a Ladrone attack, which he repulsed at the point of a pistol. In conclusion, Mr. McLaughlin, phrasing his utterances after the style of Zola's famous "J'accuz" letter on the Dreyfus case, writes: "I charge the government with hypocrisy to the little brown brother. It is almost impossible to enter the presidencies of the provinces without finding a long line of dirty, bare-leg ged brown brothers mournfully cioung out their filthy trash to meet the exorbitant demands of the good Samaritans on the commission. "I charge the government with corruptly neglecting its bounden duty to pay the native teachers. "I charge the government with resorting to cowardly misrepresentations to secure employes in these islands, and with mercilessly relegating them to remote places to endure all the per ils of ferocious disease, hardship, isolation, neglect and bodily danger. "I intend to sue the government for heavy damages for inveigling me into these islands by printing false statements in the civil service manual and for deliberately and maliciously hazarding my life and sacrificing my healtn, happiness and peace of mind. If any effort is made to seize my incriminating documents, to destroy them, or to publish anv of my papers before I can connect them with witnesses, or if anything whatever is done subversive of the ends of justice, I will go to Washington and make my statement before the Congress of the TTnitect suites. Fairmont's New Daily. Fairmont's new daily, the West "Virginian, is out, and if it didn't tell on itself a stranger t.i the county seat wouldn't know thai it is new. It is bright, clean, brim full of news, and its editorial back bono is glued to the Republican cross. It carries the stamp of success on each cf its eight pages. ?Mannington Advocate. Teddy's Uncle Declines. NEW YORK, April 22.?Robert B. Roosevelt, an uncle of President Roosevelt, who was nominated as elector by the Democratic State convention at Albany last week, declined to accept any such nomination because of his relationship to the President. Blodgett & JF7 ie Ids, PHOTOGRAPHERS Will Treat You Right. tA/here? Carr Building. Boys" Blouses. ..Most mothers know what a trial i , V" % . - . " X -ir is. to make outside waists>for boy: and how hard it has been heretofor to buy them ready-made. The "K. & EL." Waist will do swa; with trials and troubles, as itTs ready made, made right, fits and wears.. It*: the best waist for boys we ever saw and wears, both every day and Sunday kinds to show you. Russian Blouse, Blouse Waists, Straight "W'aists From 3 "to 14 years From 50e to $1. There are plain white madras waists and pretty fancy effects ir colors. Then for every day knock about wear, there is a dark blue wais with a small white dot?fast colors? 50c. It The strain of life beg gins in youth. Always *" equal to the strain? *"s?SL Samson fir Suspender v & Waist There is not the slightest need o ever sewing another underwaist but ton. !f you'fi look at the above pic ture you'll see the Samson suspendej Waist. The shaded straps are made of stoul non-elastic material, and into this the buttons arc set so that they cannol come off or pull through. The white straps are elastic of the best quality, The waist is adjustable. Sizes 4 to 10?50c. " 12 to 14?60c. J. M. Nex ANDERSONS BON TON. Our Milllnerij Department, Is filled with New SPRINC HATS. We can maKe you a HAT al most any price or color. Wall Paper! We have a nice stock t"oi you to select from. Prices 10c to 75< Double BoltThe prettiest line of Baby Caps anc Dresses 'in the city. Caps 25c to $2.00 Dresses 50c to S3.5o. j3wr\cpcnw'Q iinfLiYovn o BON TON. ONLY S63.O0 ROUND TRIP From Fairmont to the Pacific Coast via Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. For the Methodist Episcopal Church Conference at Los Angeles. Cal., and the meeting of the National Association of Retail Grocers of the United States, at San Francisco. Cal., the^i Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will sell excursion tickets froir April 22d to 30th, inclusive, at the aoove very iow ruie, ?uvu until June 30th. Call on Baltimore and Ohio Rail road Ticket Agents for full informa tion as to routes, side trips, stop overs, etc. WANTED.?Places for students to roort and board. Address PRINCIPAL OF NORMAL SCHOOL. ! ? f " | . R EJ^O Jfctk J- M. Har mre the oh ?*af CAN make t 4m# bustei I ^ ' otheRS a p 5 ? * The Home Brown** Have you a "BUST ER BROWN" at little fellow, say from 3 to 8 years old, v/f him that we find in-"Buster," but just i like "Buster"* as he can, and one of tho the bill. They're here for you whenever you're well as the stylish fancy mixtures. "CUSTER BROWN" SUITS, 3 to 8 f red at from $3 to $8. Belts are patent plain or elaborately trimmed. Trousers. Norfolk Blouse Su 3 to 8 ye* Russian Blouse Sui 3 to 8 Sailor Blouse Suits, 3 to 8 y Xan Xop Coats, 3 ro 14 vears. S3 , HART I t "to Court House DANGEROUS" PRACTICE. JT Batting Bails Around the Field Is 2 J Senseless Practice. # The habit of batting two or three balls around the field.at the same time is as senseless as it is dangerous, but professionals as well as amateurs persist in doing it. There is iiardly a game where some fellow doesn't have a narrow escape during the practice, w and ever and anon there is a howl of surprise and pain as the ball whacks a victim. The only wonder is that some one has not been killed long ago, j Eddie Mayer, one of the cleverest An young third basemen in the business, . was .put out of it by being hit with a batted ball. About the oddest accident yet rei corded was one which disabled Bob lo" Barr. the pitcher, when he twirled his an first game for New York. Barr had C'H been doing pretty crood work, and was T*1 getting along finely. He came in at s,c the close of an inning and sat down we on the bench. A ball was fouled back ; over the grand stand and a strong boy on the outside, wishing to return CIS it in a hurry, shied it over the whole *n works. The ball descended inside == I the inclosure and lit squarely 011 g Barr's head, putting Bob down and 0 . out for half an hour. !j A ball seems really malicious in 1L this way, and it is wonderful how the leather with thousands of square feet to fall in will seek out some special victim and fall upon his skull. The thing seems actuated by real and develish impulse, and of its own volition will da tricks that the best batter or thrower couldn't make it accomplish in TOO trials. ?.?? A Bright Boy. f A bright young lad working in one of the printing offices in town, was told to get the Barnesville papers I ready and take thera to the oflice immediately. The boy, without further I ceremony, gathered the papers, and . went out, and was gone so long that no one knew what was keeping him ' from his duties, uij?i! presently he made his appearance, having taken ' the papers to the Barnesville office, 5 instead of tl)e city postofflce. f We will just keep an eye on that p( boy; he will make his mark, if he . did make a little mistake. He's got . the pluck and energy, which one boy ec w . in ten has not. u< I have some of the best lots on the I South Side for sale at from $550 to ?700. ^ V\ H. H. LANHAM. ' /- . L.VED.' txey & Son.. L.V PEOPLE VHO v?Y CLOTHES R BRoVN tt PIRATES of "Bustei Suits. home who needs a new suit? A so probably hasn't the mischief ir iihe same he .'origs to be as much se pretty little suits seems to fill ; ready to buy. Plain goods, as years. Tan, blue. gray, brown and and harness leather. Blouses are bloomer style. its, irs, $1.60 "fco $5 its, years, $2 to $5 ears, $3.50 to ?6.5C L50, $4. and $5 ,EY & Fairmont, Yv IRST WARD SCHOOLS ILL HOLD COMMENCEMENT E> ERCISES TO-NIGHT AT DIAMOND STREET M. E. CHURCH. i Interesting Program of Exercise Will be Presented?Fine Music a Feature. The First ward Public Schools clos cla 3'. Yesterday in the afternoo tl this morning appropriate exei es were held in the different room* is afternoon there was a short se< >n, after which the different room re dismissed. This, evening at the Diamond strec E. Church, the graduating exei es will be held. The largest clas the .history of the school will grac 9. fiE R Art 310 Mc READY IViA HEAVY PER( Shift \Yuist S best manner, dropped stitch i make them at tl ggf $? SEPERATE] Made of Portal variety ?' 1>at,< _LADIES SU: Made in checks, in solid white at $2.? T,"T \1 fr\7 A Q A We have an enormous ass jrtrnen :rs. We can please von in this ii DA DIES' SI Have you seen our line ? They ; msidered the home of shirt waist: price a little less than ctor. 50c ti DON'l SVSiliL ThiS is a new departrr -- r Stylish Shoes. Shoes that will wear, too. for don't I ^ you think Hartley's have been selling boy's shoes lony enough to know that they have to wear? I Stout Kid Shoes, ? Half* Heels, , Broad Toes, Sizes 5 to 8 at $1. ^ Sizes 8 1-2 to 11 at $1.25. Sizes 11 1-2 to 2 at $1.50. Seiter'shoes in Velours Calf and Pat- er.t Leather, a;i made on good fitting c lasts, and made as good as shoes car. t be made. 1 r "Iron Clad" \ Stocking, \ Bully to wear, 25c pair. mjy ff\ Ages, 1 I . \\V // \ 2 to 1-4 years, : Ht' mm Price-25c Cfctw ; u i ; jxhe "Worth" Waist For j Boys and Girls. 1 Are entirely new idea in a child's ' ^ underwaist. It is made of a special high-grade washable material, easily laundered. 1 There arc no metal clasps or buck- > les to rust or injure the child or its 1 ? garments. 1 The waist consists of a long belt in ' front, short belt in back. To undress ' a.. I the child unouuon tmcc uu. ..~ at sides, which open the belt, then ( unfasten the clothing from the one 1 back button. ' 1 SON, r. Va. uato. They have all worked hard and are proud to receive their diplomas. We give a copy of the program: Music O rcl 1 es tra i Prayer lie v. O. D. King Music Orchestra i " Recitation Eva Griffith j Oration Troy Powell ^ Music Orchestra i J" Recitation Fannie Robinson ] Essay May Boughner t O Music Orchestra" < Recitation AlmaRager ? Music Orchestra Presentation of Diplomas, County Superintendent C. L?. Faust. s Benedict ion. This is a representative program As the class is composed of twentye seven, there were too many for all to n appear on the program, so they cast r. lots and the above program is the re5. sult5. There promises to be a treat in s store for those who attend the exercises. Prof. Shaw's orchestra will furnish the music, which will be r_ strictly high class. The church is s .rather small, but all who can get in j. are welcome. AN & CO.. i in Street. DE GOODS! 3 ALE DRESSES tyles?madc_ un in ^*9^ ' ... . I". C i ou 11 not find a / Kgtt, n them. You can't t le price, f 4_8: pi " , iVASH SKIRTS ! c f;and Duck in a bifj ' ilMKR DRESSES id linen colors, trimed in cluny bands SO UP. NO tt'RAPPERS t of long- and short kimonas and wrapne. our prices are the lowest possible. 3IRT WAISTS. tre .beauties. We have always been 3; our stock is just a little better than 0 $5.00. 1 FORGET INERY lent in whictKwe EXCEL. 1 REFORM SCHOOL WORK AT PRUNTYTOWN DESCRIBED BY SUPERINTENDENT DARNALL. -ITTING THE BOVS TO BE HONEST CITIZENS Superintendent Is Enthusiastic Over The Work Being Accomplished. .Vheeling Intelligencer.) Superintendent O. IS. Darnell, of the State Reform School at Pruntytown, Taylor county, was in the city yesterlay on a living business visit between a rains, but the Intelligencer reporter . nanaged to detain-him long enough A Is o worm some interesting facts from , . y-jj tint about, one' of e\Vst Virginia's '"irC nost notable and practical j>liilan- :j'j$ hroples. In answer to the reporter's nqulry as to what the institution was loing these days, Supt. Darnell grew d enthusiastic over the results accont- ," 3] dished. "We now have," he said, "2G1 in- . f nates, quite a goodly number of boys 0 manage. There are Ave teachers. --3 >r instructors In our school, but as ' hey hold two schools a day they are J\p qua! to ten teachers. Besides these Ipi here are thirty-six employes engaged n various capacities. The personnel if the school management is better J han it ever has been, but you must tot include mc as praising myself- ; ij speak for others." "What do you do out there to fit out 'o?nj 1 bov to take care of himself?" "Everything almost anybody is tble of doing," replied Superintendet'.^l Darnall. "We teach them carpentgfi ' J;iH ag. have a tailor shop, a sew? -.iijfl 00m?" "What, teach boys sewing," intc-~^H uptcd the reporter. "JH "Indeed we ulo," was the reply." 'And you would be surprised," added ho superintendent. "to<see how quids tome of those boys can cut out and . * nakc a shirt. Of course, they are indcr the instruction of a s?;amstress- |g Jesldes thnt we have a shoe shop. lakory. plumbing department, steam aundry, printing office, and run our iwn heating, lighting and power louse. The boys are instructed in ail hose branches of livelihood. The re''irin Turin consists of 200 acres, and wis rent out. ISO acres. Of course gar- lening and fanning is one of the prin- i. ;lpal features of the school, and we profit by that at the same time teach- "v3| [ng the boys to do well in these lines when they leave us. \Vc shall make Iho brick to construct the new build- j ing this summer?a central dialog; - tsc linll for the boys and officers. It la a great school, an object lesson in prac- -"jfflj [leal philanthropy. You should come ind see us some day and bring your ; friends along. The latch string is ilways on the outside for investiga- ^ tors interested in this work." "How do your wa?-ds turn out after ^ they leave the school?" asked the reporter. |||| "t am glad you asked that ques[ion." said the superintendent. "I 5;' have kept tab on the discharges for -is lie institution since I have been in -targe, and y6u can count on what I y ?ay when I state that 75 per cent, of Lliein turn out to be good reputable | citizens. They are equipped witli a ; trade, besides having been instructed ;/ n the educational branches and the ffi moral way of life pointed out to tliern. ,i S'ot over 10 per cent, of them turn. ; nit badly and return to their old ways. -ij which in the main, is the result o? ,3 jnvironmcnt. Three or four per cant- i. A them break Into the penitentiary. /f This is a remarkable record, I think. i when 23 per cent, of the inmates re- 'j>: letved at the institution come from he criminal courts where they have TsS teen rounded up for some crime. p -.S-" | rids class is sent to us because of heir tender years. To send them to ho penitentiary would make criniinils of them forever. We educate hem. and turn them out to be good, loncst, industrious citizens." The officers of the institution are; ? tev. X). s. Hamond, pf Weston, presi lent of the board of directors; H. t". . "V"'. 3rohard. of Flemington, secretary, \ ind J. E. Buckley, of Parkersburg; P. 'H 3. Tippett, of Point Pleasant; Dr. G. V. New Ion, of Buckhannon; James W Hynn. of Kiugwood, and Ralph Mc- ;B Hoy, of Ohio county. In giving this ;\uH ist Supt. Darnall said that Capt. Me-? ."oy was one of the most valuable Otj nonikers of the board, and one who ' oak the liveliest interest in the af- 1 airs of the school. The administrative roster of the chool is as follows: Superintendent, >. E. Darnell; assistant superintenlent, O. H. A. Batson; R. A. Riggs, - ^ >rincipal; E. -M. Whitescarver, first. . : issistant, and Prof. G. K. Queen. Ben- . ; amir. P. Stewart. , BASEBALL RESULTS. ' -'.-J National League. i Pittsburg 5, Cincinnati 4. Philadelphia 12, New York IBoston Brooklyn. 2. Chicago 4, St- Louis 1. American League. Philadelphia 3, New York 2. Miss Ola Gray, of Worthington, is n the city to-day. ; Miss Nellie marcm ieu this afterloon for Millfall to visit relatives.