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THE FAIRMONT WEST VIRGINIAN.
: PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPTSUNDAY Fairmont West Virginian Publish- ; ing Gompany. S GEORGE M. JACOBS, President. i LAMAR C. POWELL, Managing Editor. . M. C. LOUGH, City Editor. J. E. POWELL, Business Manager. - ' , TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Daily, one year 84 00 i Daily, six months 2 00 , Daily, three months 1 00 , Weekly, one year 1 00 ' Weekly, six months 50 1 J y . ? . , Application has been made for entry , of Daily in PostoiKce as second class mail matter. REPUBLICAN TICKET. , For Conjjress, ? B. B. DOVENER. C For House of Delegates, 11 > JAMES B. FOX. f - THOS. W. FLEMING, T\ LAMAR G. POWELL. For Sheriff, i HOWARD R. FURBEE. ^ " . For Prosecuting' Attorney. HARRY SHAW. For County Commissioner. C. P. MOORE. H:' For County Surveyor. . L. H. WILCOX. For Assessor, Eastern district. GILBERT HOL.MAX. -?* For Assessor, Western district, A. J. McDAMIEL. CALL FOR JUDICIAL CONVENTION. "'v." A.' 'convention of 'he Republican party of the 14th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia, composed of the counties of Marion and Monongalia, is hereby called to meet at Morgan town, in Monongalia "' country. West Virginia, on WBDNiSSDAY, TP1E 8TIP DAY OF JUNE. 11*04. ten o'clock. A. M-. l'or the purpose j nominating a candidate for jucigre of said circuit for the ensuing term, to be voted for at the general election to be held in November ne&t. and for the S'-:v* . transaction of such other business as may .properly be brought before said . convention. The basis of representation in said u- convention shall be one delegate for each 100 votes or fractional part thereof over fifty cast for the Republican Presidential electors in said circuit at the general election held In the year 1900. The Executive Committee of the Republican party in each of the counties of said circuit are requested to provide $$0for the election of delegates to said con - r vention, according to the usages of said ^ party. . ..Given -under our hands this 19th day or April, 1904. FRANK COX. Chairman. HARRY SHAW. Secy. TO ADVERTISERS. As you will notice by looking at our columns, we are getting the patronage of the business community in a very gratifying manner. We must and will make our paper useful to our -v / patrons. The first place we will look carefully after the news columns and [ editorial page, so that the people will ||f||f?V'- want to read all of the West Virginian every day. In the second IMfe place we will give our advertisers every consideration with business principles. We are sending out hundreds of sample copies every day, thus reaching people who are not now p;p.y reading a daily paper. The West Virginia n will reach many country homes. Already a number of people on the Rural Routes have asked to be put on ||teir| our mailing list. We will have cor|||&k respondents from most of the leading centers in the county, and will always S. welcome newsy letters from any part of the country. Vou stand by us and we will stand by you, and thus we can jv . work together for the profit of both parties. ? Advertisers are kindly requested to 7 hand in copy the day before they de sire a cnange maac. il is iw. ub, arid insures a nicer display. Ex-Govemor Frank S. Black, one or |;Sv the "Big Four" of New York ro the Republican National convention at Chicago, has been selected to make the nominating speech for the next gptf-: President?V!r. Roosevelt. The ex|p? governor is one of the great lawyers of his State, as well as one of its foremost orators. That his speech at Chicago will rank with ail others ot its kind, is to be expected. Fairmont May Get It Kexfc. ' Those who patronize the Basle jkttf benefit to-morrow night, are contrilmrpV ing toward a good cause. If tile triState conventions are to continue in 0 force, then Fairmont will get the nex* j one held in tVest Virginia. If State. : fe'V Fairmont aerie will land it here ne.v fc year without a doubt, they .say. |f.' . -' . Are Using Cannons, efev, London, May 12.?A dispatch from K. ( Tfang-Tse, Thibet, to-day stated that || the Thibetans have reopened the bonjttBrdment of the British camp there, fir" t^he Thibetans, are using cannons. Suit Entered. SMY- , A suit in chancery has been entered K3'|.' ^. in'Intermediate court by Ira J. Smith against Scott Smith. Attorney Hay, inond represents the plaintiff. ^L-Ypu get the news In the Dally West THE TIMES HEARS THINGS. A day of two ago the Times inforro:d us that it had heard that a proration t place had opened up 011 a recent lunday "and did a good day's bus!-' less" in the liquor traffic. It hoard ilso, it said, "that one of the police illicers of the city was present in lie place when sales were being made. ipparently to protect me proi/neior .vhile cue law was being violated." If he editor of the Times really heard his and it be true, it indeed shows i bad state of affairs. But the quesion arises if i?ie editor referred to wants the ordinances of the city respected and lived tip to, and from the way be howled during the late city campaign sucn should be his desire, why doesn't he impart what he hears :o His Honor, me mayor? It looks like lie lias a good case, therefore h" should aid the mayor and have the proprietor" and "policeman" summarily punished. By doing so he would be commended by all good citizens. While liquor may be sold in Fairmont on Sunday at a prominent place ind many other places, as it always has been, it is not the only desecration of the Sabbath by any means. Gambling is the order here every day in the week. It is carried on in the most brazen manner, and it may be remarked right here that Mr. Lehman, while mayor, run all the professional blacklegs and fakers out of the city. Now they are returning, having learned of our reform administration. It is true that they have nothing to fear in returning, as our ordinances do riot reach them. The Times is largely responsible for this deplorable state of affairs, as it was its protege who raisea tut; yueanuu unu n-^ v-jlj has no jurisdiction over either gaming or gambling devices. Not every lawyer having the interests of the city and its people at heart would have raised such question, as while legally right it was morally wrong to do so Nevertheless it was done, and the result has been a wide open town as regards gambling from that lime to the present. "RUMP" CAUCUS HELD ?Y WILLIE HEARST'S FOL- j LOWERS AT INDIANAPOLIS. i WILL CARRY THE FIGHT AGAINST PARKER TO ST. LOUiS. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. May 12.? With every promise of being the most strenuous in the history of the party, the Democratic State convention to j select nominating delegates, was scliedtiled to be called to order at 11 A. | M. Thursday, by State Chairman O'Brien. The convention was the climax of j the most exciting preliminary which j ever preceded a convention. At the district meetings last night, the favor- j ing instructions for Judge Parker for j President controlled absolutely every- | thing except in District 12, where Hearst's friends -were very vigorous, i This was exactly in accordance with j predictions of those in position to fore- i cast- In several or the meetings \ violence almost occurred, and in Districts? 1, 2, G. 7, ! ? and 13 "rump" j caucuses were held. The districts j named by these caucuses were expect- j ed to be called to the convention and a strong fight for electing the ticket named. In districts 2, G. 10 and 13 contests were made over the seating of delegates, and these were expected to be carried to the convention. If the contests were adversely decided in the convention as it is almost plain to ! he, it was declared by the Hearst men j that the delegates chosen would ap- ; pear at the National convention to | press their claims for recognition j there. JAfter tne district caucuses, which j snowed the Parker element lo be in I complete control, the Hearst men held j a mass meeting in the C. ay pool Hotel | assembly room and decided to carry ; the fight to the St. bonis body. FAIRMONT Ol ^bbd/ POLICE I The above words and figure on ai solid gold badge bear information! that Officer W. 0. Gould has some! very excellent friends. The badge is a beauty and Mr. ! Gould is cjuite proud of it. The! citizens of the Second ward appreciate faithful service and are willing to reward it. Spitled Some Coal. The coal train on the F., M. w P. branch, spilled a few /vars around on the right-of-way, /delaying No. 50 about two hours, j Head the West vjirginJan. It has the latest news. C OLD TIME BASEBALL. IT WAS NOT SCIENTIFIC AND FEW RULES WERE OBSERVED. TJie Outter Wa* Known hm the Pnddlcmun, and tlie Pitcher'M Object Wait to Throw n Ball That Could Be UK?"IlrlnsrlnK In the Side." Time -will not turn back in its flight, but tbe mind can travel back to the clays before baseball or at least to the days before baseball was so well known and before it had become so scientific. There were ball Karnes in those days in town and country, and the country ball game was an event. There were no clubs. The country boy of those days was not gregarious. He preferred Hocking by himself and remaining independent. On Sunday afternoons the neighborhood boys met on some well crossed pasture, and. whether ten or forty, every one was to take part in the game. Self appointed lead ers ciLviciea me ooys iui?j. uvu t-umt/aiiles by alternately picking one until the supply was exhausted. #The bat. which was no round stick, such as is now used, but a stout paddle with a blade two inches thick and four Inches wide with a convenient handle dressed on to it, was the chosen arbiter. One of the leaders spat on the side of this bat, which was honestly called "the paddle." and asked the leader of the opposition forces, "Wet or dry?" The paddle was then sent whirling up in the air. .and when it came down whichever side won went to the bat, while the others scattered over the field. The ball was not what would be called a "National league ball" nowadays, but it served every purpose. It was usually made on the spot by some boy offering up his woolen socks as an oblation, and these were raveled and wound round a bullet, a handful of strips cut from a rubber overshoe, a piece of cork or almost anything or nothing, when anything was not available. The winding of this ball was an art, and whoever could excel in this art was looked upon as a superior being. The ball must be a perfect sphere and the threads as regularly laid as the wire on the helix of a magnetic ariuatnre. When the winding was complete the surface of the ball was thoroughly sewed with a large needle and thread to prevent it from unwinding when a thread was cut. The diamond was not arbitrarily marked off as now. Sometimes tbere were four bases and sometimes six or seven. They were not equidistant, but were marked by any fortuitous rock or shrub or depression in the ground where the steers were wont to bellow and paw up the earth. One of these tellurial cavities was almost sure to be selected as "the den." now called the home plate. There were no masks or mitts or protectors. There i was tio science or chicanery, now I called "lieadwork." The strapping young oafs, embryonic teachers, presij dents ancl premiers were too honest for this. The pitcher was the one who i.i -t ?. tlio. rtfvTv" f\n.l few could do this. His object was to throw a ball that could be bit. The paddleman's object was to hit I the ball, and if he struck at it?which he need not do unless lie chose?and I missed it the catcher, standing well I back, tried to catch it after it had lost its momentum by striking the earth I once and bounding in the air?"on the first bounce" it was called?and if he succeeded the paddleman was "dead," I and another took his place. If he | struck it and it was not caught in the field or elsewhere in the air 01* "011 the I bounce," he could strike twice more, I but the third time lie was compelled to run. There was no umpire and very j little wrangling. There was no effort to pounce upon a base runner and touch LiLm with the ball. Any one having It could throw it at him, and if it hit lilrn he was "dead**?almost literally sometimes. If he dodged the ball, he kept on running until the "den" was reached. Some of the players became proficient in "ducking, dodging and side stepping, and others learned to throw the ball with the accuracy of a rille bullet. No matter how many players were on a side, each and every one had to be put out, and if the last one made three successive home runs he "brought in the side,** and the outfielders, pitchers and catcher had to do all their work over again. The boy who could "bring in liis side** was a hero. No victorious general was ever prouder or more lauded. IIoratins at the bridge was small potatoes in comparison. He was the uncrowned king. There were no foul Hits. If a ball touched the paddle ever so lightly, it -was a tick, and three ticks made a compulsory run. The score was kept by some one cutting notches in a stick, and the runs during an afternoon ran into the hundreds. If the ball was lost in the grass or rolled under a Scotch thistle, the cry "host ball!" was raised and the game stopped until it was found.?ClnJinnati Commercial Tribune. What n Lie Did. The madness of suicide as a relief from mental anguish was vividly illustrated years ago by an incident which occurred in an Italian town. Moretti, a tailor, was sent to prison on a charge of fraud. Ilis sweetheart called upon the police officer to ask how long Moretti was likely to be confined and was told that it would be probably for many years. The policeman had been c;o-r? +V??C3 n-r* 'a motlier, who disliked the match. Overwhelmed with grief and thereby driven to despair, the poor girl put an end to her life by poison. A. few days later Jforettl was released from custody, the accusation against him having been proved false. He returned home to find his affianced bride a corpse. Frenzied at the sight, he, too, destroyed himself. The lie wrought a double tragedy. Human life is like the dew of the monilng. WASH f All tll< suits f for y< wasli i riety. 75c, $ No ma T~ ^v. you c they 1 him ii begla MANSR Good i HOTTEST SPOT ON EARTH 'femperature Of Bahrin 11 Degrees Higher Than In Death Valley. ? "Death Valley, in Southern Califor nie, ;s usually referred to as the hottest spot pn earth, but it isn't quite that." Mr. Ralph Erling tells me. [ "This rather unpleasant distinction be: longs to a portion of the shore of the Persian gulf at and in the vicin 'ity or" Bahrin. 1 "Statistics prove that the mean an' nual temperance of the Persian gulf furnace is 11 degrees higher than that . of Death Valley, and the aridness of both places is about on a par, though I am inclined to believe, if my recollection of the records is not blunted, that a little brackish water has been f round in a few isolated springs on the alkali surface of Death vaiiey, wnere[ as there is no water at ail to be found . on ?e shore of the gulf anywhere , within a radius of nearly 200 miles. "Yet, while Death Valley is inliabi ted by practically none and perma-' nent life there is deemed well-nigh impossible, Bahrin uas" a population of several thousand people and lias had an existence as a village for many centuries. Of course the people are stunted mentally and to a slightly less > extent physically, a fact due to the ? fearful conditions under which they live; but they do live there ami are ! probably the nearest approach to salaf manders in the human family. What ' do they do for water and food ? Why, the former is brought to them in boats . and sold in exchange for the fertilizer ; they dig from the desert, and the latter they have in fairly good abundance near them. You thought 1 said there was no water within several hundred miles of tlie place. Well, so I did?on the land?but there are a number 01 fresh-water springs on the bed of the saline gulf within a few hundred yards from the shore. "It is probably the only place on eartlf where fresh drinking water is secured from a salty .sea. The water gushes up in considerable volume from these springs and is secured by divers. The gulf is only about thirty feet deep at this point. The divers plunge to the bottom with empty goatskins and place the orifice of the skin bag directly over the mouth of the spring; it fills in a few seconds. I and the diver closes the orifice and j is pulled back to the boat by a rope. That is the way the water supply for j the community on shore is procured, i The springs are supposed to be due to ! underground streams which have their origin in the green hills of Osman, l over 500 miles inland."?Sr. bonis G lobe-Democrat. Has Smallpox. XV. P. Stewart, assistant train master on the W. Va. and P. Divi/->f 1 )-n-? "R nnd () i c snid to have 1 smallpox"!at his home in Weston. ! lie was taken sick a few days since, j : and the ease was pronounced ty- ! ! phoid fever. Now thelhouso is cpiarantined and j ! the smallpox sign lout. Forty Six Delayed. The engine hauling -tti bn ke ! clown west of this place to-day, dei laying the train'one hour and thirty minutes. Speaking of the Daily West Virginian, the Weston Independent, a good judge of good things, says "it is first-class."' Rev. J. H. Lucas and A. J. Weisz are two Fairmonters in Pittsburg to-day.' WSV! .-j. ? _:rt yVt-W YS C 3 new kinds of wash or children are here ou. Buster Brown suits in endless vaWash suits at 50c, - i l.OO, $2.00 and $3. i i,tter how dirty the < ets our wash suit, * an't lose, because T will WASH. Bring * n, both of you will d you came. i Og. r V ACHS' ; Slothes Store. ' " ' \ Meet at Mrs. McCowans. 1 The Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society will meet at the t home of Mrs. W. I,. McCowan. 20G 8 Gaston avenue, Friday afternoon at t 2 o'clock. c Coughanour and Frazee's Keflred f Vaudeville Circus will he the only j tented organization of merit that will visit your oity this season. ^ Geo. M. Jacobs' Bio DAILY STC MAY 12T! If you avail yourself" of these.savir on your purchases. 5c Wood mouse traps, our price; . . .02 2 10c Box wax tapers, our price. . . .'.:G'4 c 10c Slim taper saw files, our price.04 1 5c Assorted size file handles, our 2 price 01 1 5c Gimlets, our price . . 01 z 10c Peg awl hafts, our price. ... ..05 5 10c Thumb latches, our price 04 5 10c Machine oilers, our price 03 .? 20c Bovs* and Misses' ribbed hose, uiii i;nvc . 1 25c Misses' and Children's fine ribbed hose, onr price .'.IS AMERICAN CONSULS s In Germany Are Accused of Improper * Practices. r A BERLIN, May 12.?The newspapers , of the Capitol continue to cry out against the . American Consuls in Ger- r many. The official paper, Keelnische Zeitung, to-day reiterates the accusation made recently by the Kreuz Zei- c rung that these consuls are guilty of r improper practices. The Koelnische * demands government action in the s matter, to terminate a public nuisance. The Deutsche Zeitung asserts that the American consuls deserve to be treated as spies, while the Schlessis- 3 iselie Zeitung denounces them as a i national danger. Other papers make j \ similar comment. | j Others may but, none wea Every pair warra and. to give satisfactio: D. R. E Corner Main Street t Sole Agent Sorosis, M j Best,.Bud.d's ] GENERAL WOOD ABLES THE REPORT OF THE ATTACK BY THE MOROS IN THE. .-nlLlHPlNES?TWO' LIEUTENANTS AND FIFTEEN ENLISTED MEN WERE KILLED. WASHINGTON, Alay 12.?Majorleneral Wood, commanding- thePhilippines, reports to the War De>artment as follows regarding th& ( eeent engagement in Mindanao, ra> vhich seventeen Americans were- J rilled. "MANILA, May 12.?While on a. ecormaisanee to locate Datto Alt vho had been sending in threaten- I ng messages and trying to slipup- i , trouble, a detachment of Company T, 17th Infantry, consisting- of 3S14 :nlisted men, was attacked by Moros lear lake Liguran, Mindanao on he eighth instant. "First Lieutenant Harry A. Wooci uff, Second Lieutenant JosephEL lall, and 15 enlisted men were tilled and five enlisted men wound? id. The names of the killed anc? rounded will be reported by cableater. General "Wood has ordered troops o proceed and recover bodies andi irms of every soldier killed aiKS: o punish the offenders. No further letails have been received. Lieutenant Woodruff was born its Indiana, and entered the service roni the State of New. York. LieutHall was born in Alabama and was promoted to his lieutenancy irons he ranks. ck, Monroe Street. >RE TALK. H, 1904. * igs, you will gain at feast'25 percent ^uuu uiuuma, um pi >c Val Laces, our price 02 5c Silk Taffeta ribbons, our price.lO !5c Liberty Satin ribbons, our price.250c Boys' dress bows, our price 04 >0c Men's work shirts, our price. .33 S1.50 Dress suit cases, our jrrice 98 11.25 Traveling satchels, our price.SS :5c Job lot card cases, our price. ...1Q ,c Xo. i lamp burners, our price..04 -0c Xo. 2 lamp burners, our price.AT T o-M or row?"Bargai ns." The Eagle restaurant on Madison ureet in the ?.IcCrav hotel building, s now owned and conducted by Moris Ice. His partner, Clarence^ 31crieker. is now the proprietor of- the>ool room in the Marion hotel. :itched Their Tents This MorningThc Cough an our and Frazee c-3r u.s arrived in town this morning', md are reads' for business attireenth street grounds near the street car line. Buried This Afternoon. The remains of Ira Kirrnan, tireroung iii.tn who was killed by jump? Dg from u train at BarraekvUle, vere interred in lee's cemetery at 3arracl;ville this afternoon. r as weiifas % ritecl solid throughout, a. IROH, and Parks Avenue. anan's Shoes, Brohs Baby Shoes.. *