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STEPHENS ESCAPED. fbe Carlajr Plot by lVblch Ihr Kcnlau Louder "Wan Itoecned. Among the thrilling stories of escapes from jail tliat of James Stephens, the head and front of the Fenian brotherhood in Ireland in 18(J5, g- from Richmond prison, Dublin. lias a place. Two men were chiefly concerned in the affair, one named Bresiin. tlie hospital warden, and the other Byrne, a night--watchnian. Bresiin procured an impression of the key which opened Stephens' cell and which always hung on a nail in the governor's safe. He i had to distract the governor's atten tion, steal the key, at the same time i putting another iu its place, get the ! impression and then return the key to j fts nail. The time came for making the escape, and the few moments were all too short. It was a dark night, and the storm howled furiously. Most discouraging of all. the ladder provided for scaling the wall proved too short This fact seemed to promise absolute disaster. The wall was twenty feet high. and Stephens could not possibly j reaeli Its top. Dreslin in an agony of ; haste brought a tahle from the dining room and plnced the ladder on it. It 1 / was still too short, and the prisoner j j had to descend again. The rescuers, who were in as great ; danger as the prisoner, grew almost wild with apprehension. Another table was procured, and again Stephens made the ascent and this time, after a desperate struggle, succeeded in getting outside the wall. Once there ho had to jump twenty feet into the darkness, having no idea where lie should land or whether it would be with broken limbs or neck. He let go his hold of the wall and fell, fortunately striking soft ground. Meanwhile Byrne and Breslin had been obliged to return to their duties. Stephens now found himself in a garden surrounded by another wall twenty feet high. Over this wall Broslio bad told him to throw a stone as n signal to eleven armed/in en who were waiting outside i y" lb receive him. Now a score of smaller difficulties beset him. lie could not ~find the garden walls and groped 7'. a DO ill in vain tor a stone, al lunyiu j he reached the wall and threw over :i handful of gravel, whereupon a rope with a weight attached was tossed I over to him. He quickly climbed the ' wall and soon found himself in the arms of his joyful bodyguard, who conducted him to a house within sight of the jail, where he remained fourteen days. He afterward went to a fashionable boarding house in the finest part of Dublin and spent two months and finally, when the hue and cry for liis capture had somewhat subsided, took ship from Ireland. Petition* Were In Order. Tlie caution and conservatism of the average banker are proverbial. A little story which I heard serves to illustrate the banking trait to a rather humorous degree. A man I know had some paper to discount. lie resides in one of the larger towns near Pittsburg, and he called at a certain bank in that town with bis note. "Mr. Blank," be said to tlie cashier, "I wish your bank would discount this j note for rue. I can get So-and-so to in- j dorse it and So-and-so and So-and-so," J giving the names of a score of men j who. he stated, would be willing to put j i their names to the back of the note. "All right." said the cashier in reply. "Suppose you get them all." This reply took the man who wanted the accommodation completely off his feet. So, picking up his hat. he made a profound bow to the mail with the hoe?I mean the man with the dough? and replied in tones of biting sarcasm: "My dear sir, I see your point exactly. What you want is a petition, not a note. Good afternoon, sir."?Pittsburg : Dispatch. Mi.sno:in>rs. Brussels carpets are made at Kid- i dermiuster, and Kidderminster carpets : are made at Brussels, while Irish stew is a dish entirely unknown to the Irish. The word "slave" originally meant "noble," being, in the first place. "Slav." j one of the Slavonic race. The Turks never delight in the luxury of the Turkish bath, while wax is not a constituent of sealing wax and catgut is sheep gut. Baffin bay is not a bay, and neither titmouse nor shrove mouse is a mouse at all. Kid gloves are marie of sheep or lambskin, while rice paper is not. made of rice or any part of the rice plant. j and German silver is not silver at a!!, nor is it of German origin. Doin^ I?J.s Best. A certain old deacon who formerly \ lived in Warrensburg was a good deal : like several sanctified looking old fellows who still live in the country j low 113 unci UCCIlblUIHIiiV VJXIC :l;-> nuw i "on business/" This goo 1 man, ac- : cording to tho Warrensburir JouriialPemocrat. was found "bucking ilie? tiger" in a St. Louis gambling house j with an energy of purpose that was I admirable. "What!" exclaimed tho i young man who found liiin. starting backward. "Deacon, is it possible you j are here?*' "Oh, yes/* calmly rejoined the oM sinner. "I am bound to break up this J evil Institution." Tin- IJi-tliil Fins. ! In the State museum nt Italeigh. N. C-, is a flag that was carried in the first ! battle of the civil war. It is known as i the "Bethel" flag because it was borne ' by tiie Buncombe riflemen in the battle i af Bethel, fought in Virginia June 10, j 1SC1. It was made by the women of ! Ashevilie and presented to the company, which belonged to the First North Carolina regiment, and which lost the first Confederate killed in that battle, Henry A. Wyatt. You get "the news in the Hail;-' West Virginian. Sfe&C ... ' .< . ; ; <J I ? I c. c JUNf INSURfl T. H FIRE Writes Policies that Pre Live Stock Insurance th Killed by Accident or D: that Pays Large Benefit Plate Glass, Boiler and See Junkiiis & Michael Abo t We are going to be more libera | Lion-Heads, cut from the pac! I have always given our customer I the same Lion-Heads will entitle y make some of our natrons rich men r. ?: TWC The first contest will be on the July Vote /"or President to be cast Nov $40,000.00 on the two, and, to S Five Lien-Heads pfflp 3 cut from Lion || Coffee Packages and a |j 2 cent stamp entitle you 1 (In addition to the regrs islar free premiums) if! to one vote in 3jj either contest: IstElf' % WORLD'S FA. 3 71 GC What will be the total July d'.h nttcrnrT World's Fair? At Clue aire. July !, I'-r33, the " >2 For nearest correct estimates received p.nny's ofilec. Toledo, (>hio, on or before J" give fir ? t prize for t!:e nearest correct estim-5 y next nearbut. ctc., etc., as follows: vS i First rr!:n H 1 SeconcL Prize >35 2 Prizes?si-.OG.OO cacii fji S i'rlzes? 200.00 " 1 ^8 J8B:88 :::::::: hB SO Frl/vS? 2Q.OO " *? 2SO Prisnr.? 10.00 " LS 1 GOO I'rJzez? 5.CO " J? SI 3D PRIZES, TOT. j j 42/ills | Distributed to the PubSio?agg | to Grocors' Clerks (sse parties | COMPLETE DETASLE iwOOLSON SPSCE CO., (C The Two Systems. "A man chooses his hat. by the size," says the teacher, who is trying to instruct the class in the matter of artistic effect. "Xow, how does a woman select her hat? What standard does she adopt?" "The) price, mutn, .^answers the iitt.le girl in ^ * "nont seat. (ins i m NCE ft \AI. BOYDSTON, Mg ^ P>-. , r"/JH y ?r ? \X ?*?^N N?"*-<.?. ^y J- ^ ^ ^ " WtlEWTH,Sl I N S U R itect Your Property When the at Pays for Your Horse or Oth< ie of Disease. LIFE, ACCIDEI s in Case of Sickness, Accider Elevator. lit it. -: I than ever in 1904 to users of Zrinz rages, be good, as heretofore, for s, but ftilP ffp hit!?' is a A os. to estimates in oi:r .^50,000.00 C rr nd women. You can send m as many est: 3 OR EAT OOCYTES th attendance at the Si. Fa:: Is World's 2 . C, 10KL o, oon.Gv will be distributed : malic it still mere interesting;, in acd:::c *<? & JEJ (TbfT.gZi (ft if>. to the. one will & i? 5 vL? afe 4> CO 12 Ccsir,, an; -T*-r CJ.I'.'aT J ;, V: ev( |f'? : e sf ? ?|, Aw fttl fiTEST , P?sE3tDE$3Ti :;:cc v.: :V.~! C-t. T ' ; ' Vbrs*. v' I h-: the t-j.-nl :tteadr.aoo v.":f ~ r. 1 criraMatos combine Woolson Sr-icj C> ; c c:13.950,653rco :r,o 30t.li. -.to v.-. : . estimates received in -C, second p: to the on or hc-fore K'ov. 5.1 A rcc: estimate, recoucl prlz C3 "DO OQ 1 Tirst Price . . i.GCO-OO 1 Socontt Prist? . l.OOO.OO 2 Prince?SSOO.O l.OOO.OO ?5 Prizco? 200.0 l.OOO.OO lO Prizes? lOO.O 1,000.00 ?0 Prices- SO.O' l.OOO.OO SO Prises? 2:0.0 2.-00.00 2SO Prizes? lO.Oi . " 'O.OO iOOO Prises? 5.0< AX, 5:20.OOO.OO 21 SO PRIZES, ?PIR! Z E 8? regaiSng 345,000.00?in addition ic i!srs in E.50H GSiFFEE eases) making s ?D PAHTSCULARS m >?LW CONTEST DEPT.) sssBBSEaigasBBSBBamBmBga^saBssa PROGRAM oi the Completing L i Glass ot the Second ward j , Grammar School,-Normal Audi- \ toriLim, Fridau evening at eight: ti o'clock. Interesting pronram. ? Tlie public is cordiallu invited. Admission ten cents for expenses. Aug surplus goes to Library. iflEL ; GEN6Y. r. | ui r ^ \ s 1 \ I A N C E !i Fire Department Fails, er Stock if They Are sfT AND HEALTH it or Death. Liability, Corner Room Court House.; ~ tj w a i Co/Fee. Not only will the B the valuable premiums we |: i? Prsmiusiis I znd F^rise Contests, which will 18 mates as desired. There will be p H\sfry the second relates to Total B | in each 01 these contests, making n ;n to this amount, we will give a S3 I > is nearest, correct on both & ? 1 thus your estimates have two || ? : v.-inni:u;a big cash prize. | go Printed blanks to r vote on found in 1 ? * ?. r? 1? ?? ery liuh ^ueicc i .n~rv- m s. The 2 cent stamp i fj vers the expense of gj r acknowledgment to | |> you that your es= j ti/T3ate Is recorded. i N !AL VOTE CONTEST Popular Vote cast for President (votes ga :ci> at the election November 8. 190-1? I.n SB | y pie voted for President. I'or nearest cor- H | V.'oolson Spice Co. \s. office, Toledo. O., ffi , ve will give tirst priv.o for the nearest cor- jgg J e i*> the next uca* est, etc.. etc.,as foliows: jw j y s2.5oo.oo s !; l.OOO.OO i\ i O cacl! l.OOO.OO ? O ' l.OOO.OO 53 O ' l.OOO.OO fg ! O l.OOO.OO jh i O ' l.OOO.OO s 0 " 2,500.00 jS D " 9,000.00 g TOTAL, 520,000.00 gl > :42JS || j which v/e shall give 35,000 1 1 grand iotal of $50,000.00. ? ;; 'ERY PACKAGE OF j TOLEDO, OHIO. J BBBMBB?8BW? ?igF "You Can't Beat Us 1 Unless You Cheat." . SKINNER'S TAVERN At the Depot. The largest and handsomest ] Sample rooms in the Country ' located in the new 'J200.000. Court House. B. G. WILLIAMS, Prop. Fairmont,"W. Va. 1 , SAFES LOANED | HOME SAVI IF YOU W ANT j TO BUY A HOME, BUILD A HOME. OK BUY REAL ESTATE FOR SPECULATION, See Harr About it. ! have, or can get. what you want and ave you money on it. . My Sen/ices, are Free To the buyer, and when you buy Real, istate through me you are certain of retting- the Best Property )n tiie Market AT TIIE LOWEST PRICE. "PUT AlONEV INTO THY PURSE." I HOW ? ASK IIARI! ABOUT IT. 322 1-2 Alain Street. sieriiiia silver! j We Are Showing a Very Complete Line of Sterling Silverware Suitable for Wedding and Anniversary \ Presents. RIHELDflFFER 5f BROWNFIELD. r^ALTi,MORE&OHIO RAILROAD. pASSEXGER trains will arrive at L and depart from Fairmont on the > 11 owinit schedule on and after Xoember 22d. 1903 WEST BOUND. ? o. i.?unica^o express. a. m. , To. 5. ?Wheel ing Accommodation 7:47 a. m. To. 55.?Wheeling" & Cincinnati Express. 7:20 P. M. To. 71.?Wheeling Accommodation 1:3(3 P. M. east bound. Co. S.?New York, Baltimore and Washington Express. 3:35 a. m. Co. 72.?Grafton Acconvn 10:53 A. m. Co. 40.?New York. Baltiraoi-e and Washington Express. 1:48 p. M. Co. 4.?Grafton Aceonrn 8:38 p. m. I-\, 15. AY I> P. ISfiUVCH. arrives. Co. 5<?.?Pittsburg Acconvn 1:00 p.m. Co. 4.?Pittsburg Acconvn 9:45p.m. departs. Co. 3.?Pittsburg Acconvn 7:50 a.m. Co. 51.?Connellsville Ac'm 2:10 p.m. Xo. 09 leaves daily for Morgantown t 9:05 p. m. Xo. 02 arrives from Mot ;mtou-n sir 11:5:5 a. m. . dail vexcept Sun ay: at 8:00 a. m. Sunday only. JI ?S<>.\(JAH DI V IS (O \. Co. 5.?Arrives at Fairmont 5:35 p. M. Co. 7 .?Arrives at Fairmont 12:10 p. M. Co. 3.?Arrives a t Fairmont 7:45 a. M. Co. 2.?Leaves Fairmont... 7:10 a. M. Co. 0.'?Leaves Fairmont... 1:53p.m. Co. 4.?Leaves Fairmont... 9:50 p. m. All trains are daily except 2Cos. 3 md 4 on the F.. M. and P. branch, vhieh are daily except Sunday. For sleeping' car reservations and nformation concerning tickets and ates. consult T. L. Hkxderso.x, s Ticket Agent. Blodgett & Fields, PHOTOGRAPHERS Will Treat You Right. iA/here? Carr Building. TO DEPOSITORS. - v- ?\ar opens a Savings account, i you the safe. We keep the accounts draw four per cent, ime being compounded semif get a safe. It will help you NGS BANK. Tiie Bank of Fairmont,FAIRMONT, W. VA. J. E WATSON. President. J. S. HAYDEN, Vice President. WALTON MILLER. Cashier. Capital. SI50.000.00. Undivided Profits. SI60.000.00. DIRECTORS: A B Fleming-. J S Hayden, J E Watson. M L Hutchinson, F E. Nichols. O S McKinney, C E AJanley Transacts a troneral hankiner busi ness. Accounts of corporations, firms and individuals received upon the mostfavorable terms consistent with sound and conservative hanking'. Interest paid on time deposits. Sepai-ate vault with safety deposit boxes for use of customers. The Moiiongahela Bank of Fairmont. Opened for business July 15, 1903. Authorized Capital, - $50,000. OFFICERS. R. E. HARE, President. B. L. BUTCHEE, Vice President. HUGH F. SMITH, Cashier. DIRECTORS. \Y. E. Watson, R. E. Harr, G. D. Robinson, C. L. Barnes, P. B. Siyearingen. B. F. Gaskius, 13. Li. Butcher. A general banking business transacted. Your business is solicited. Bauking room, Market street, First ward. The First National Bank of Fairmont, W. Ya. Capital Stock, - $100,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits,. - 165,000.00 Designated Depositary of the United States and State,of West-lfirginia. J. >1. HARTLEY. President. Hon. A. B. FLEMING, Vice President. JOS. E. SANDS, Cashier. DIRECTORS. T. M. Hartley, Hon. A. B. Fleming-, Benj. D. Fleming. Wm. E. IVatson, Jos. E. Sands. Chartered as State Bank in 1851. Organized as National Bank in 1S65. Rechartered as National Bank in 1885. M'ants business based on balances ami responsibility. Collects on all points. Sells domestic and foreign exchange. Pays interest on special deposits. Customers' private boxes taken care of in our fire and burglar proof vault free of charge. Citizens' Dollar Savings Bank, FAIRAONT, W. VA. Opened for business Groundhog Day? February 2d. 1903. CAPITAL STOCK - SIGO.OOO.OO. OFFICERS : A. L. LEHMAN. J. A. CLARIC, President. Vice President. J. R. LINN, Cashier i 'liei^i.i L)ii> : A. L. Lehman. J. A. Clark, J. P. Hart. J. F. Cook, L. C. Powell, C. W. Swisher, "~W. H. Nicholson, Jr. Does a A-11 era] banking' business.. 1 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Savings Deposits. It's What You Save. Not What You Earn. That Makes Wealth. The People's Bank of Fairmont, W. Ya. Capital Stock?$200,0G0.00. 9 Directors: - - G. M. Jacobs S. L. Watson J. M. Hartley Harry Shaw W. S. Hsymond C. E. Hutchinson Cashier, George De Bolt Assistant Cashier, J. M. Brownfield. All business intrusted to us will receive prompt and careful attention. Solicits your account. Interest paid on time deposits. Vault is free to customers for private boxes and papers.