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THE FAIRMONT WEST VIRGINIAN.
PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY SY THE Fairmont West Virginian Publishing Gompany. GEORGE M. JACOBS, President. LAMAR C. POWELL, Managing Editor. AL C. LOUGH, City Editor. J. E. POWELL,'Business Manager. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Daily," one year $4 00 Daily, six months 2 00 Daily, three months 1 00 | Weekly, one year 1 00 Weekly, six months 00 5 Application has been made for entry of Daily in Posfoflice as second el ass mail matter. REPUBLICAN TICKET. - For Congress, B. B. DOVENER. -For House of Delegates, JAMES B. FOX, THOS. W. FLEMING, LAMAR 0. IWKLL. For Sheriff. HOWARD 11. FURBEI2. For Prosecuting Attorney, HARRY SHAW. For County Commissioner, C. P. .MOORE. For County Surveyor, L. H. WILCOX. For Assessor, Eastern district, GILBERT HOLMAX. For Assessor, Western district, A. J. McDAXi EL CALL. FOR JUDICIAL CONVENTION. A convention of the J Icpubiicu n p-'irty of the 14 th Judicial Circuit of West. Virginia, composed of the counties of y"--- " Marion an-: Monongalia, is hereby caHei! to meet at Morgamown. in Monony.'iiin ^ . county.. West Virginia, en \V E UN JCh? DAY. TUB STH OAV OF Jr.XK. at ten o'clock. A. M.. for iii<* purpose of nominating" a candidate , for Judge of said circuit for the ensuing term, to be voted for at the general eie.-tion to be held in November next, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly be Vr ought before said convention. The basis of representation in said convention shall be one delegate for each 100 votes 01* fractional part thereof over fifty cast for the Republican Presidential electors in said circuit at the general election held in the year 1000. The Executive Committee of th" Mepublican party in each of the counties of said circuit are requested to provide for the election of dek-gutes to said era r, f vention, according to the usages of s:? h! j parti". ,.Given im?er our hands this 20:h day ; of April. 1004. ^ FRANK COX. Chai.-ninn. i HARRY SHAW. S-c'v. , TO ADVERTISERS. As you will notice by looking at our ! columns, we are getting the patron. ? age of the business community in a ; very gratifying manner. We race': ? and will make our paper useful to our j patrons. The first piace v-*e will look '< v; carefully .after the news columns and editorial page, so that the people will ! want to read ail of the West Vir- ; ginian every clay. in the second j piace we will give cur advertisers I every consideration with business j principles. We are sending out hun- j ?" j dreds of sample copies every day. j thus reach inn Deoole who are not nov; i ----- ? - ' I reading a daily paper. The West Virginian will reach many country homes. Already a number of people on the Rural Routes have asked to be put on our mailing list. We will have correspondents from most of the leading centers in the county, and wiil always welcome newsy letters from any part of the country. You stand by us and fl" we will stand by you. and thus we can work together for *he profit of both parties. Advertisers are kindly requested to hand in copy the day before they desire a change made. It is better for us, and insures 2 nicer display. JSourke Cockran is the favorite Democratic orator this year. Four years ago he blew so lustily on a Republican horn that the Democrats had to stuff cotton in their ears.?GlobeDembcrat. Col. Bryan wants it distinctly understood that he is without malice or resentment. He is simply opposed to to the New York Democratic platform ?every plank of it:and to Judge Parker?every inch of him. THE ROOSTER AND THE MULE. Our Russian friends are getting facetious and frisky. Here is a dispatch from Port Arthur which announces that *'a Japanese 12-inch shell exploded in the yard of General Stoessel's house, outside Port Arthur. It broke a rooster's leg." Pity the sorrows of that unfortunate fowl. It is ^ / a wicked and inhuman thing for the Mikado's warships to show so little consideration for General Stoessel's chickens. The next thing That, may happen may be a raid by Japanese T?-K~ /-.f n Tnr- hv cVinllc i hurled from the guns of a battleship 1 recalls one of the atrocities of the Y Spanish-American V.'ar. Our fleet at>i peared off Matanzas, Cuba, and began a terrific bombardment. The next day the Spanish commander cabled to Madrid that the American gunners had succeeded in killing one mule. The. Matanzas mule and the Port ArY* thur rooster will go down in history Y together. Of course, nobody ever ques Y tion'ed the veracity of the waggish v- Spaniard, who" sent'tbe mule story to - - ; rW1WIHH?v'. "i . . - Madrid. That being the case, there should be no hesitation' In accepting the yarn which comes _from Port Arthur. The rooster has been lucky in escaping an attack by Japanese torpedo boats and in avoiding contact with a Russian mi.te. The bird really seems to have shown better judgment than the -Muscovite naval officers.?Baltimore Sun. _ DEMOCRACY'S TRIBULATIONS. Much perturbation is detected in Democratic sanctums over the dis- \ clo.sures that former Governor Pari i- ! son appears to have enjoyed making J as to a compact between the Pennsyl- ; vania delegation and Tammany to j compass the defeat of Judge Parker's i nomination. Ir. is intimated that Mr. ; Gorman is the intended residuary legatee of this deal. But cannot it be suspected that the ex-Governor occupies to it the same relation as Artemiis Ward held to aristocracy?"of whom he was which, or wanted to be thought so?" However this may be j daily evidence gathers to prove the | wisdom of Judge Parker in not resign- j ing from the bench now and trying to catch up in his talking. What will disturb Democracy the -;.l; the ulatform. Here is the dilettante Brooklyn Eagle proffering a regular Tolstoy creed of non-resistance. Nothing must he bald on the Philippine question. The Republicans are quite right in that matter. And nothing must be asserted that would offend the most sensitive nerves, but only delicate topics , wrapped in perfumed silk. And the < New York Times chimes in with the j advice to leave imperialism severely alone. Om in Chicago the chief Democratic exponent, the Chronicle, wants no anathema launched against trusts, for they are normal business evolutions. These octopuses are to be let swim unmolested, and all the miles of oratory held in coid storage awaiting the campaign are to be sold to pulp mills. it. is to be t.ic most suae and conservative Democracy ever known. Sanity has become a disease and conservatism its most violent symptom. Anything v.-ill bo withdrawn against which a sing le objection is interposed. Meekness and long suffering are to j be the virtues exhibited. No wonder Tamilian:' objects! This arranging! a convention to bar one the police j and the militia. is not appreciated. : Pitfsbur.g Dispatch. A Correction. i-'airmont. .V. Ya., April Z-). Editors Yvcst Virginian: In yesterday's edition oi your daily. j there was a siight mistake in the re- j port of the high diving between, lie- j Cray chid S swart in the exhibit ion > contest at lire* "Country Circus." Mr. j "McCray made the higher -dive cf the I two. and shduld be given the credit c>r ir Dr. Sailev. ; Wuier ..tree', i:! y li.i;-rakt-H made in our pap-jr. Per- : statement In our columns.?X2c:I. THE WORLD S FAIR (Continued iVom 1st page). president of the Xow York State Co in- i mission. After the band played the "Star : Span:,led Banner," Secretary of War I Tai't. the representative of the Pre si- j dent, was introduced and said: Tdr. Chairman ami Fellow Citizens: ? When one sees the expense and the efforts and the energy necssary to make the exposition, the opening of which we celebrate to-day, it is natural to doubt- whether the good is commensurate with the cost. In less than a year this city of magnificent structures will have disappeared. this collection of everything from everywhere will have been dissipated and nothing will remain but the site where it was, and the memory of its beauty and grandeur. The | doubt though a natural one, is only j evidence that we do not feel as we j should the meaning of this exposition, j It is a great milestone in the united ! progress of the world. Each nation is here striving to show how. since the last great world's exposition. it lias handled and added to the talent confided to its care. This is the union of nations in a progress towards higher material and spiritual existence. It is the measuring rod of that for which myriads of hands and myriads of brains have been striving ?an increase? in the control which I mind and muscle have over the inan- i mate resources that nature furnishes. From each of the great expositions ! of the world can be dated the world's familiarity with some marvelous invention so Quickly adopted in our | life. That the change that it effected i has almost passed from memory, j Take for instance, the telephone at | the exposition of 1S76 at. Philadelphia. ; Those of us whose memories go back j far beyond that date can hardly real- ! firct woro 1 shown the experiments which result- j ed in the transmissions of the human 1 voice hundreds of miles and which ! has revolutionized thereby the methods of life and business in every community. ( Not alone itrfithe sci ences but in the fine arts, in educa- ! tion, in Philosophy, in religion; by j comparison of the leaders of thought : had 'in personal conference are all these steps of human progress marked. And while the buildings and machines anil the congresses" and the beauty and glamour and the pomp of such a celebration and exposition as this shall pass into memory and every material evidence disappear in measure- ! ment'that they make of progress, : noted as it is in the history of the world become a benefit" to mankind, ! the value of which cannot be ex-agger- j ated. It reduces the size of our world in ! that it. brings ah' nations into small j locality for a time, and it increases 1 enormously the efficiency of these en- : gaged in carrying on the world's pro- i gress. by enabling each to gather the j benefit of the other's work, and it ' produces in man'.-; conquest of the j inert material which is his to deal j with tif 1 may use the word coined ! from college sports) that world':- ten to work in The struggle with adverse conditions which has much to do with the 5 wonderful strides that are being made in the battle of mind over matter. Speaking to-day on behalf of the President of the United States, I j cannot but recail the admirable and j discriminating address which he delivered here a year ago upon the historical and political significance of that great purchase of territory which this Exposition commemorates; how forcibly he pointed out the tremendous capacity for expansion and absorption of peoples, our peculiar federal system, with its provision for the birth of new states, afforded; how new it was when this government began and yet how quietly successful had been its operations until now it i seems so natural as to involve no sur- I prise or admiration at all. "i am sure I may be? pardoned if f invoke attention to the fact that we have at this,, the centenary of the j purchase of Louisiana, -entered upon ! another and a different kind of expan- j sion. which involves the solution of other and different problems from those presented in the Louisiana Purchase. They have been forced upon us without seeking, and they must be j solved witli (he same high sense of j duty, the same fearlessness and cour- i ago with which our ancestors met the i very startling problems that were pi'usentefl by the addition of this wide >xj)pnse of territory of Louisiana. dk.tr n;ay ;iot and probably v.-:i: j not be solved by conferring stater i- "i upon the new territory Is prou\bk:. At:.r -rr of ill ami ruin to follow ; roiii the experience ana solution oi the problerri are not. wanting in the: history ihix. country, and they r.ev r iiuve been ailowed to control tin \ leariest; grappling 01 new problems by j Aerh . Vbe have probably reach- ; e i a ; .ob ; b the great wealth Olio | power, '.vhicli we have .achieved c.n j Uciiion, in which we find ourselves ' burdened vrithotiie necessity ox aiding : ai.Kji.her people to stand upon its feet j and take a short cut to the freedom i and the civil liberty which wo and ear ance-.-tors have hammered out by . tlie hardest work. for the reason that this centennial . of the i-ouisiaua purchase marks die j problem, the government of the Phil- ippine Islands has felt justified in tx- : pending a very large sum c? money j to make the people who come here to I commemorate the vindication of one 1 great effort ox American enterprise: j and expansion under the conditions I which surround the beginning of an- j other. Those who "look forward wit h j dark foreboding to the result of this \ now adventure, base their prophesies ! of disaster on what they think is < the weakness of the American peo- j pie. Those who look forward to its j SUCCfciSS tiicii ji:u?i utiv. i the islands, and on what they know j the American nation can do when an \ emergency and an inevitable neees- | sity present themselves. Without being blind to the diffictil- ! ties or the dangers it gives me the ) greatest happiness 10 know and to say that the president- of the U. S. ; whom I unworthily represent to-day. is glad to take his stand among those ; who believe in the capacity of die ; American people when aroused by the call of duty, to solve any problem of government however new which depends solely on the clear headedness, : the honesty and the courage, the gen- : erosity and the self restraint of the j American people. And now, gentle- ; men, in closing the few remarks I j have made, I should be unjust did I not testify to the skill and tact and limitless energy of the men of the city of St. Louis with President Fran- j cis at their head to whom we owe j this blazing picture of the world':-, j progress down to 1904. No one who is not more or less j familiar with the details of a search ; through the world for those things, j shall show at present conditions, none who does not know the difficulties : * ? 1 wincn are uitterem. jii Lue uihiui^t- : tion and completion of such an enter- I prise as this, can pay a 3*roper trio- 1 ute of jiraise to those who have erected this grand monument to the pro- i gress of men. At the close of Mr. Taft's speech the chorus sang "America." There came the rush and roar of machinery, the gush of water, the flash of lights, the cheers of the thousands and their dispersal to see the exhibits. ne TVnif u Prnphet. In Cheshire, England. there are leg- ! ends of a prophet, one Itohert Nixon, who Is supposed to hare lived in the days of King James I. His fame spread, and the king sent for him, according to the story. Nixon was greatly distressed. He wept and mourned, saying that if he went to London be should he starved. When he arrived at court the king, having hidden a ring, asked him to find it. Nixon replied, "He who bideth can find." This greatly struck the monarch, who ordered him to be kept in the kitchen so that there might be no fear of bis being starred. Nixon had a great appetite? be could manage a leg of mutton at a sitting?and be became such a nuisance that one day the cooks locked liim in a closet. Here lie was forgotten, and his prophecy came true?lie was starved to dc-atli. The closet is shown in Hampton Court; but, unfortunately for the veracity of the tale, that portion of the building was not built till the reign of King William III. To Save One's Bacon. nhrnsfk "fo snvo one's bacon" arose at the time of the ^eivil wars in England, when housewives in the country had to take extraordinary precautions to save bacon, their principal provision, from the greedy appetite of soldiers. In a slang sense bacon stands for the human body, and "to save one's bacon" is Just to escape, so that when it is said that a man has saved bis bacon it refers to himself, as do the cognate expressions, "Spare ray bacon" and ~ "Sell one's bacon." Thus in Carlyle's "Schiller" we read, "To the kaiser I sold my bacon, and by bin*, good charge of the whole is taken." Others have less probably connected the phrase with the times when heresy was expiated at the stake, and a man was said to have "saved his bacon" who had narrowly escaped being burned alive. The French have a very similar phrase, "Sauver son lard." } How Sparks Are Fomjocl. Sparks are formed by the expansion, under the action of heat, of air contained in the minute cells of wood, coal or other burning substance and also ^ by the evolution of gas in the same cells. When the clastic force of the imprisoned gas or air is greater than the tenacity of the material can hold p in check, then the small cells or cavities burst, and the flying splinters rise as sparks. -A sharp crack commonly accompanies the explosion and con- ? tinuor as hundreds of these cells burs: in rapid succession. The quick flight r of these burning particles nets as a fan to increase the flame, and when tho substance burns so far that no more flame is formed the remaining c carbon ash is kept in a state of incnnclesecnce by the draft of air. When , ail the carbon lias been, eor.sinned the sparlc plies cat. as is evident it we watch a falling snark on a dark night. I C r?r,isi: im cina Alcolsol. "Ky the way. speaking: 01 raisins," said a California grower, "'did you cvei ~ know that they are a gr *at help to .sobriety? Mo: I do not mean that the;, will cure one of a taste-for alcoholic stimulants, but that they will enable one to keep sober even when drinking to a considerable ox tout. The raisins absorb aicoliok and so. no matter how mucli one drinks, if he will oat raisins continually, not less than three or font to each glass of beer, for example, they will prevent the alcohol from being taken up in the blood and thus preserve a state of sobriety." The Haliit of Most unhappy people have become so by gradually forming a habit of unhappiness, complaining about the weather, finding fault with their food, with crowded cars and with disagreeable companions or work. A habit of complaining, of criticising, of fault finding: or grumbling over trnies, a habit of looking: for shadows, is a most nnfortnnate liabit to contract, especially in early life, for after awhile the victim becomes a slave. All of the impulses become perverted until the r tendency to pessimism, to cynicism, is c chronic.?Success. Amethystine Cups. The word amethyst means not intoxicated or driinkep, because tlie stone was supposed to possess the virtue of preventing drunkenness, leaving the wearer or drinker not intoxicated. For this reason it was made into drinking cups by the ancient Persians, but unfortunately tradition leaves us in doubt as to whether It was this misplaced ? confidence or not that led to the discontinuance of the amethystine cup. I'rlc Acid. Rheumatism is due to an excess of ? uric acid in the blood. The percentage KJ L LUIS' 1 'WUUli ill >uuviu-i . n Uv . .-> ^ j. -X,., diet is:" Fish, S.15; mutton, *G.75; veal. 8.14; pork, S.4S; beefsteak. 14.45; liver. tl 19.2G; coffee, 4.53; ten. 3.22. Milk and c vegetables contain more, except the po- s tato, which lias a trace of uric acid. c; C Bacilli at Mn?l.-cd Bnlln. (] Tirelli and Lelli demonstrate a preb- ^ able source of disease transmission in ^ the lending of masks by costumers. j Virulent tubercle bacilli, to say iiotlx- 1 ing of pneumococcl, streptococci, etc.. were found in eight out of forty-two a masks examined.?Neve York Medical b Journal. a Whnt Did She Want? Mrs. Newliwed?I want to get. som-a salad. Dealer?Yes, ma'am. How many heads? Mrs. Newliwed?Oh, goodness! _ I thought you took tho heads off. 1 ~~ just want plain chicken salad.? Philadelphia Ledger. \* We are slow to believe that wine* -it* oelieved would hurt octr ? Ovid. ir IT Read Jolllffe's special ad. x 31 STETSON FEA'1 STIFF We sell th.e Job] er-weigbt stiff ] tliem at no otlie can get no bet less tlian tne or dressy and will tbe clerk to slio you next visit you'll try it on tbe % new sliap rrrni rvll 4- XTQ -f VV OXg JLJL D JL-JL. U; (J IV WMANS Good &iiti U*8-1- OEPARTMEN Geo. M. Jacobs' Bio* DAILYI STC April 2 !/ou wlii^aSways fin YOU even if you journey rANCY Japsnese waste baskets, . R 50, 65 and 75 j s VILLOV/ waste baskets up from..25 ! "*" :? 3 R E lunch boxes, leather han- ' ; in dies CB j >UCK Telescopes, 18 nch, for '-*9 . ^ ! * J'JCK Telescopes, 3 straps.. 2-3 j ? inch, only* '.SO ! sENTS linen cellars, 2 for 25c: one j jr T> ! ~ i dM'S work shirt:;, a good line *jp |G iXCELSfOR shaving soap, per cake 03 j L. :0LD GREAT/! and Glycerine toiict j soap 0*: i others man I pm none, wesi Every*[pair warrai md to [give satisfactioi Corner iVSain Street < Sole "Ag-ent Sorosis. Hi Best,?Btidd's I The present year continues its er- m atic characteristics. To a tempera- B Lire far below the normal climati- 01 ally, it springs upon us all kirjds ot' Ir urprises. The elements seem to have cc aught the war contagion, and Mr. w Conflagration is making the fire un- pi erwriters" life a very unhappy one. tk ast week it was Toronto, whose fire lii epartment was compelled to call for m e!p from other municipalities. The d< ,'ssons that these continuous disasters n< re teaching is the necessity of ample h< lsurance. * Insurance that insures is in n averager. Its collections from the of FRANCIS E 315 Adams or M Something new in our space; we ant to know whether it pays to ad- Di ertise. G. L. Jolliffe <?. Co. x A<1. P. Reed's moving pictures. Matlee and night, at the Grand. Prices, latinee, 10 and 20, night, 10, 20 and m ) cents. th J fHERWEIGHT \ HATS. a B. Stetson feattibat, you can gefr r store and yovt. ;ter Hat, weighs dinary straw?is L not break. AskL, w you one when. t/he? store and: ? and buy it. All >es in tliis 7igb.fc r dollars. ?BACHS" Clothes Store. ;k, Rfionroe Streets El T ALK., 10th.* d Values to repay miles to secure tfiem. IUBBER hair pir.s, 3 inch, per doz. C5 HELL, hair pins, 4 inch, 3 -for. G5HE F'orodora comb, a bargain. HE stray lock comb, just the thting ,OD hair pins, 4 1-2 inch E---OST IDE combs, 25c ones, per p-alr IS EERLESS crochet silk, per spooi.C4EATHER-STiTCH . bra'id, .cclorec? and white, bolt...?.. . . ,fJ5 'Ai? i iiauaiyercnittis iui Lops .__!OSU F.X'i'S' and ladies' v.'Iiite iiemstitcfct handkerchiefs -.-25.-. ADIES- summer gloves, assorted shades -ia i-A&nday?''.Mild and Reasonable.*" A A If ??Q UfPH Aim lie) Wl) 11 p ?,k wfclPa's 1 - lid i OlI :U& i atecVsolid tliroug-lioufc 3. 35" " and Parks~Avenueanan's'; Slices, Brcbsr" 3aby Shoes. an;.' are distributed among the fetr. ut the collections must lie ajnpl-e the distribution is iuadeqtiaccs isurance is not a luxury, it's a netssity. Whilst there are !'s tenseshose promises are worthless, coaimies of estalilished worth will cotoeirongh ail these disasters possibly as rtle scarred but still vigorous and ore strongly intrenched in the coniijnce of the public. The wealc audi =rveless may snccnmh, but the althy will survive, thus demoustratg the universal law of the sur-vivai the fittest. imi[c;hols, ain Street. A source of pleasure is to wear Drothy Dodd Oxford. C. B. HIGHXANO- ao. Fifteen per cent reduction on srff erchandise at Jolliffe's,. if you react eir ad on last page. sc. i < ('. aMMMMiMi mill HIIII1HII ""'--iBHi