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CHAIRMAN HONOR OF MANAGING DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN NOT LIKELY TO COME TO PITTSBURG. PENNSYLVANIA'S VOTES ARE NOT PROMISED AND WILL GO FOR HARMONY. (Pittsburg Dispatch.) Colonel J. 11. Guffey, of this city, is mot likely to be the next Democratic ^National chairman, although he promises to be one of the most prominent mien and an influential factor at the St Louis convention. Close friends of the Pennsylvania leader say tlsit his jarge business interests and the fact that he is not so young and energetic ss of yore will not allow him to con sider taking the office. The obstinate silence of Colonel Guffey in regard to national affairs and national candidates was broken last night for the first time, but the statement seems to be a reply to stories that he has been allied with this, that and the other faction and is already planning to cast his influence for one candidate. The Colonel announced that he is not Identified with any clique or faction and does not know to whom the votes of the Pennsylvania delegation will go. He said: "Pennsylvania's delegates, uninstrucoed and governed by the unit rule, will go to the St. Louis convention to do what seems best for the party ainKthe^country. Pennsylvania is ab. soiutely free to join her sister States '^lii the selection of standard bearers who can accomplish the one great object?the success of the Democratic party in the nation. To this end its delegates will act harmoniously." An intimate political friend of the ^National Committeeman said last night: "Colonel Ruffev will nominate the candidate for President. He ".rill go into the convention not only with the sixty-eight delegates from Pennsylvania, but as the leader of about sixteen or eighteen uhinstrueted delegations which will follow his advice. When "the time comes he will be able to swing a great body of votes to the man who can in the fullest sense unite the Democracy. I am convinced that; he himself has not decided yet who that man is." FIRST PAPER EVER MARE 2Early New England Journal Cuts Its Circulation to Fit Supply. f, Zenos Crane was the first paper maker in the United States, and it is recorded in the archives of Massachu4 "U,~v Tiic fivcf n l" <rVl f- 171 %>CLU> l,uat lie OJJtil o mo . Berkshire at a little wayside inn. within a stone's throw of where the handsome residences and thriving mills of his descendants now stand and almost on the identical spot where his grandson, formerly governor of Massachusetts, superintends the vast machinery of the famous mill where all the paper for United States money is manufactured. But the pioneer, weary from the long journey on horseback and without any capital save brains and an independent spirit, could scarcely have prophesied the proportions to which the seed lie was about to plant would grow. In fact, it was not until two years later thai the money was raised and partners secured with which to start a little one-vat mill. At the time the establishment of a manufactory in any iiart of America was considered a bold and dangerous experiment and hailed by press and people as a patriotic act. Skilled workmen were rare, and it was more difficult to reach a market a few miles distant than it now is to encircle the globe. There were only a few paper mills, and these were obliged to shut down frequently for lack of operators or of raw material. There was no systematic method of collecting rags and much of the product of the mills was carted about the country and exchanged for rags and a little money. While the colonies were under English rule it was the j policy to repress Colonial manufac- I tures. The few that grew tip were j forced .to their full capacity during the Revolutionary War and threatened with extinction when the peace of T.7S3 permitted the importation of foreign goods, thus limiting by competition the sale of domestic manufactures. With one hair of a woman you can tether even a great elephant. ? . Even the touching of .sleeves tn passing is caused by some relation in a former life.?Lufcadio Hearn's "In 'Ghostly Japan." PrompC l;ttfui3on. : The secret" offsettog through Work Js iiethod.- Order, It has been said, is jtod's first law. Let it be yours. Do not 1st your work accumulate upon your hands. It is not work that kills, but arrears of work. Work put off is work put ou with heavy interest. "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." It becomes intolerable if it be laid upon tomorrow. If I may recommend you three rules for saving time and economizing strength they shall be these: Answer letters, keep appointments, make up your minds. In the affairs of this life a prompt decision is often more important than a right decision. One man makes up his mind and acts, it mny bo, wrongly, but if so he finds out his mistake, corrects and retrieves it before another man lias acted at all. It is Xiossible to waste a great amount.of time by thinking, and still more by talking over actions. First thoughts are sometimes wiser than second ami generally wiser than third. ? Contemporary Review. Sir I'ltilip Francis at Cards. Francis, the Sir I'bilip Francis whom many ingenious critics have, in defiance of probability, insisted 011 identi' ?+,1rt -t-hA lotiors of J. J 111 to ?? Xtll auiuw^ >-' ? Junius, was an inveterate gambler. Cards dominated over tlie whole AngloIndian society of Calcutta in those days, and many u crime inflicted on the unhappy natives bad its origin in the losses at the gaming table of their alien rulers. When in India, it was the habit of Francis to spend every night in this amusement, and he found an able coadjutor at the card table in the wife of his colleagues, Lady Anne Alonsou, who was reckoned "a very superior whist player." Good fortune generally shone on the plans of Francis. About 17To lie was visited with "an extraordinary run of luck," so marked indeed that lie had "actually won a fortune." Rumor, which sometimes exaggerates, went so far as to estimate Ills gains at 30 lacs of rupees.?Temple Bar. He Wo u 111 n't All km rraycr, When Professor Tucker was "Tutor" Tucker at Bowdoin college the bell rang for prayers at tbe chapel, as now, very early in the morning, and it was imperative upon tutors and pupils to respond. As a tutor Air. Tucker was very, popular, although very strict, and. he was always prompt to take his place at the head of bis class at the early morning devotions. One morning, however, he found his clothing gone and bis door nailed while the bell was ringing. Finding a liatcbet be soon split the door down, and at the last stroke of the bell appeared, clothed in his shirt and a pair of overalls, barefooted, but with a smile of serenity on his expressive countenance. He took bis customary jilace, and neither then nor afterward were words of complaint beard from bim. City of CoiltrndictinnM, Lassa is a city of magnificent build ings, where the streets .ire never repaired and, except for a slight cleaning in January and March of the Tibetan calendar, are dreadfully dirty. Everywhere people are laden with rich ornaments, but unwashed as Caverlej^'s organ grinder. A vast Buddhist temple stands in the center of the city, and it is encircled by a street lined witli shops and roadside venders. Both men and women are enthusiastic traders, and especially striking is the sigbt of Buddhist priests selling divers merchandise at roadside stalls, with the sleeves of their clerical robes rolled high up their arms.?-London Globe. The British Empire. The British empire occupies about one-fifth of the surface of the habitable globe aud consists of the United Kingdom, with its attendant islands, and about forty-three dependencies under separate and independent governments varying in size from Canada, which is thirty times the size of the United Kingdom, to Gibraltar, the area of which is two square miles. Thus a-i? ? ?,-p *-*-?T>?tf4cT, QinniVo ?<a nino cuts ill'C'iC C?C LUC ty-eiglit times that of the United Kingdom, while the area of the self governing colonies alone is nearly sixty times as largt as that cf the mother country. ?Don) Thring in Nineteenth Century. A Jilt of IBoIiiich' Wit, Dr. Oliver Wendell Ilolines, the poet and wit. wrote to a committee declining to accept an Invitation to deliver a lecture. "I am far from being in good physical health." wrote the doctor, "and lam satisfied that if I were offered a fifty dollar bill after my lecture I should not have strength enough to refuse It." PrurnkluR Blander. They were rehearsing their parts in an amateur drama. "Oh, I beg your pardon," said Herbert, looking at the book again. *'I kissed you at the wrong place." "Isn't that too had!" exciaimed itmelia, "Now we'll have to do it all iver again!"?Chicago Tribune. Tonnliv. She?Is it really true that the blind can determine color by the sense cf touch? He?Certainly. I once knew a blind man who was able to tell a redhot stove by merely putting his linger on it.?Illustrated Bits. Amblgnona. I Mrs. Just-wed?My dear, when we ! were engaged I always slept with your last letter under my pillow. Justwod? And I, too, darling, often went to sleep over your letters.?Chicago Journal. No Cbaoce. Mrs. Jones?It's queer that baby doesn't talk. She's almost two years old and hasn't spoken a word yet. Mr. Jones?I know, dear, but do you ever give baby a chance? Friday, May 13th, Summer Hat opening at Stemple's. j x .... ....... . ..... 0 STRAW a) ourk:1 ; better or more c was never brougl 8^ If. you will step 1 tliem over you'l 3S From iOc * ^ Is tlie PRICE. H HI Randall 387 SV3a I J FEWER STRIKES ' THAN FORMERLY The beginning of May, .1904, lias brought fewer labor troubles than usually come at this time of the year. St. Louis, which was threatened with several of them, has escaped almost all. This is pleasing news, for various reasons. A series of strikes here such as were foreshadowed would have deait a ? hard blow to the World's Fair, for the time. It would have diminished A the attendance of persons here already, and would have kept many away from the city who intended to come. In Chicago and New York the labor situation is more free from disturbances than has been known for many years at this time. Only one really important strike, I ?c*r\tn ttp oocnrred at. the beginning of May this year, and tills was much less extensive than had been feared. At many points on that . railway system the trouble ended almost immediately. No such disturb- _ ance came as had been looked for. This is as creditable to the persons directly concerned as it is pleasing to i the general public. Far less damage " will be done to trade this year by strikes than was inflicted in 1903, jy for the indications are that most of the other labor disturbances which have threatened will fail to materialize. p Building operations throughout the .country are of smaller magnitude now than they were a year ago. This fact probably accounts for some of the falling off in the labor troubles. Strikes at the present time in most activities would stand a chance to he failures. While there seems to he work enough for all, it is undoubted ly true that the places of strikers could be filled easier to-day than they could have been twelve months ago. ? The high prices of labor and the high cost of material are diminishing the activities of most of the building E trades. In a majority of the great cities of the country the construction work of all sorts is at a lower level ? than it was at this time in 1903. This is a had time for strikes. As a consequence the open shop is more in vogue than it was last year. The " comparative absence of labor troubles w is a good augury for the year's trade. ?Globe-Democrat. The fallen blossom never returns to the branch. a r There is no shore to the bitter sea P of Birth and Death.. n s Never let go the reins of the wild ? colt of the heart. . ? There is no miracle in true doc- $ trine. nATS ! g) "I ' STRAW HATS open and a gj* oniplete Stock it to Fairmont. in and LOOK iij ! LIKE them. to $10=00 si ' ^ Si Co., ?g) in St. E3-=?S3 ^oiog to Paint? The initial step to proper painting is the selection ol proper paints. We sell onlu the hest paints that it is possible to make. Also lull line Wall Faner and Room Moulding. A. M. KS^IGHT, Jacobs Block. Monroejit. Is ISSow Open lBBOTT'S boarding house ext to the New Jacobs Building on Monroe Street. 'urnished Rooms. "able Board. Vinn^r. nmr]v furnish ed. Baths, all conveniences. Booms are large, airy, comfortable, homelike. Beds are soft, new and well taken care of. Board will be the best and lots of it. For rates call at house. Fine parlor for all. 2>R. L. B. BURK, Treatment of E>ue, E>ar, Nose and Throat. COURS?12 to 3 p. m., 7 to 9 p. m.; otherwise by appointment. Office 304 Main Street. J. L. INGRAM, Contractor & Builder, uarantees satisfaction in all his ork. Screen doors a specialty. Esimates free. 718 C?aston Ave HAMILTON & HUFFMAN, re located on the second floor of th( 'eople's Bank Building-. They ar( repared to do paving, grading ce tenting and all work in their line 01 hort notice. 1 have some of the best lots on th? South Side "for sale at from ?550 tc 700. H. H. LANKAM. 3 ..Goal o House Furnl; t;r;,v, \ '*y . v' " I I |To have strong? I dren you rn last plenty of iand thai necessltati one of our elegant < | wheel them in. We LACE CUR' ; Beautify your home by hang lour beautiful curtains aroun I RUGS AMD C You all know what that mea at prices that sell them, ..603! 6 House Furnl: Cunningham Bldg. Ill Tlie Good Old Siiminin EveruDodu Needs Relriaer we have just bot famous White IV rect from the fact' which enables us fl Refrigerator as Low as As to variety, wi be found in the ci in and look them J of the Jacobs-Hut J. L. HALL, Leading Han ! I j WYER Sc J\ | ' I house ana lot to please you too. as to rooms and purchase price. When house ing, or even house thinking, certainly see > The Best Timber Lai In the ; \ WYER & MJ Real Estate Brokers, 322 Main | Bell Phone, 137; > lit.. sin n a go. healthy chilgive theirs (Sm m m ? . ,J:J ran es you getting SO CARTS to have all kinds. ' ! TAINS jing a few pairs of d. They are elegant. .. N/>. JARPETS r.s. We have them ? ;^Mli JIUsliinn no W a o g u a ^ vr w ? W..H. Billingslea, nrfgr. ' er Time ators.... jght a large supply of the lountain Refrigerators diory at car load lot prices, to give you M nn 1 W? , ' &I' <*:v~^??nsH ; 3 2 have the largest line to _ ity. Do not fail to come over?on the third floor . chinson Block. iware Store. 1 ? 1 1ASON. "FOR HER" i bend your best energies to proa home that is beautiful as well comfortable. "For Her" you a CUUSIUI US US IU ixitr uuxuo, ler you are prepared to buy for or desire a term of months, or , in which to pay for it. In any , we stand ready to supply a location, size, style, number of buying, house renting, house selif State for Sale. - * St., Fairmont, W. Va. JK Con. 282.