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THE WORLD'S FAIR
AS A WOMAN LOOKS AT IT To many people the grand opening o? the Fair seemed somehow to be ijf:" all they had been waiting for, and at came and went; all their interest in the matter declined as if the whole thing were over instead of just I beginning. But now that feeling Is |V passing away and plans are being laid anew for seeing the greatest of Expositions, in the making of these fed' * plans an ounce of practical experience f""'' . mil prove of more benefit than a pound of abstract advice. Every woman who expects to go H has lier own theory as to how she can best, rake in all the sights with profit - : '' . tr 1 , ana camion ioi lhji.-i.-ii -i n. ? ?.ry" she must prove or disprove for herself. ,t. Care ia the selection of her com?T v pany she will early learn to be a necessity, so that she may iiot be ; dragged hurriedly past interesting In? things nor unduly held hack by i , some one who considers a green bench ' the most attractive exhibit on the tr grounds. She will learn to travel light, and not carry wraps to suit every possible change of the weather, nor have her ;Y. hands full of things she has to count o over now and then to keep track of. She will learn to have her watch and purse where she knows they are . safe, and not have to make wild daslt; ; es at them to reassure herself. She will learn to take a simple lunch from home, and not depend on the asbeetos-like Fair sandwich, the V; first bite of which leaves die pink slice of.hani lolling on Iter chin, while jy^ the oread crust ijuajs <jji um: u h . V- She "will learn to wear easy shoes |v'' and not go tottering and wobbling -is . about, on slender heels suited to the ' ballroom only, and wear a hat that I??"*.-""Stays in place on gusty play.as and i" SX'W-'-; upward-gazing poses. gi>i_ She "will, learn to do her sightseeing systematically and not rush aimlessly jsf,1 from one building to another after " something she has heard about. - She will learn to avoid going with |fKv, . large parties, where much lime is g-". - wasted in rounding up a straggling crowd and in arguing over the best routes to take, hut will choose some sv .: congenial friend with whom to talk ' over the exhibits and so not have to Si}, - walk backward and stumble over pv . things in an effort to hear what otii| era of the party are saying. The handsome rooms of the \Voman|s buijding. about. which we hate . heard so much, made a mistalie when they sat for their pictures. They are very like some people who have o.vpresive faces, full of color and life, but who take a dull. plain photos graph. The brocade-covered walls of v:" the French salon do not show off their beauty, which is vested in the tint and t: ' sheen of their glossy green silks, te while the sunny walls of the yellow ;? tea room look dull and uninteresting iv in their photograph, broken out. as sjv they are . with an eruption of little square pictures. ? Some day we shall have a camera ;r that will take the soul of things anil ' ' then we shall have colorful pictures Sftfstv that are pictures indeed. When' a woman has been dead as long as has the lady mummy from Jjji Egypt, who is representing her couni i ' try at the Fair, she loses, somehow, her charming personality and becomes w ' merely her own weight of clay, 011 i ' which tve gaze with curiosity?or tny ^ difference. 1 Now, when a woman is but newly fj. dead we tiptoe around constrainedly t ';_ and look serious and mournful ar.il say all the good we can of her, and j-, . ask what she is going to be laid away git : in, and offer to "sit up." She seems !} - herself still and we touch her fad gently as if she knew, and put her jjt. favorite flowers in her hand. When we come suddenly upon a ftv woman who has been dead a long ijt: time?say a year or two?and perchance find her swinging eerily from fe. ;' some secluded raiter or beached by a J-t.J . . receding pond, we fall in a fit or run W$J scrcfaming away anil have nervous mp- prostration front the shoe];, and r.e . late at intervals all the rest of <mi lives just, what trivial tilings tvo were rl_ 1 : . thinking of when all at once we came * upon her, and tell how all our days - we expect to see her before us whicu ?: 'y - ever way we turn. To us she is no p.! longer human, but some strange 1 n sfili canny thing that makes us afraid 111 tho dark. a. ' But "when a woman has been dead long enough?say several thousand : years?why, then she possesses a i?sJiHi'iv cinating interest for us and we hang ir oyer her as we do over this bit of ancient Egyptian femininity. One thing we like about her is that . she seems so completely and entire1/ finished, which cannot he said of many of the other exhibits. That she was -- a lady of quality is shown by her being enwrapped in many hundreds of linen ; folds and tied up as carefully as if "c she were a frail,wax doll. Only her jcSrag|k face has been unwrapped?not a pret face at all, with its set smile and in distinct features?and her hands arcstill bound tightly across her breast, where probably are itidden among the . folds of her shroud the strange beads, the carved image of the sacred cat or the jeweled scarabs which she reverenced in life. She lies there uncle'- glass for the curious crowd to bend over and gasce at, and make flippant remarks about her genial smile and open countenance. Her coffin is the usual one of her time?roughly hewn wood with ! mortised ends and doweled wooden lid and all written over with Egyptian i characters?and Is. supposed to be ol j cedar, although the cork-like texture of the ancient wood precludes the possibility of making out, even with a magnifying glass, Jts original grain. And this lady mummy is patiently awaiting her wandering soul, which is to return to her after several thousand years. What if. the time is nearly tip. and what if some night it. came back to her and she and it celebrated her resurrection by doing The Pike togc-th or? Ci&iSlZVA LA.N 1',, In St. Rouis Globe-Democrat. Why Stammerers Are Abie to -Sing. Stammering depends on a want of harmony between the action of the muscles (chiefly abdominal) which oxpel air through the. larnyx and that of the muscles which guard the orifice by which it escapes with that of those which modulate the sound to the form of speech. Over either of the groups of muscles by itself a stammerer may have as much power as other I>eople. but he cannot harmoniously afrange their conjoint action. Nervousness is a frequent cause of stammering. It is possible that the defect in some instances may result from malformation of the parts about the back of the mouth. The fact that stammering people are able to sing their words better than to speak them has been usually explained on the supposition that, in singing the glottis is kept open so that there is less liability to spasmodic action.?Boston Transcript. GALL FOR REPUBLICAN DISTRICT CONVENTIONS. To the Republican voters of Marion county: Conventions of the Republican par ty of the several magisterial districts of Marion county are hereby called to meet on Saturday, the 4tli day of June, 11)04, at 2 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of electing delegates to the following named conventions: To the State nominating convention to bo held in Wheeling on the 12th day of July, 1904. To the Judicial convention to be held in Morgantovvn on the Stli dav of June. 1904, at 10 o'clock A. M. To the Senatorial convention to be hereafter called. Also to transact such other business as may jtroperly come before said district conventions. The said several district conventions will be held at the respective places hereinafter named; and will elect the number of delegates herein after designated, and no more, that is to say: Fairmont district convention will meet at the Court-house in the City of Fairmont, and is entitled to elect the following number of delegates: To the State convention, C. To the Judicial convention, 9.. To the Senatorial convention, 9. Grant district convention will meet in Jlonongah (meeting place to be provided by district committeeman). State convention, Judicial convention. 5. Senatorial convention, 5. Lincoln district convention will meet at Farmington school house: State convention, 3. Judicial convention, r>. Senatorial convention, a. Manning-ton district will meet at Town of Mannington at school house. State convention, 8. Judicial convention. 11. .Senatorial convention. II. Pawpaw district will meet at Neptune school house. State convention, 2. Judicial convention, Senatorial convention, Union district will moot in the i Uirst ward* of the City of Fairmont, at the school house. State convention, 4. Judicial convention, 0. Senatorial convention, G. Winfield district convention will meet in Mt. Harmony school house. State convention, 3. Judicial convention, 5. Senatorial convention, 5. It is requested that in making sej lection of delegates, that only those j lie selected who are mvejy lo miyuu | the convention to which they are made delegates. The call for the State convention states that no proxies will he admitted as delegates. By order of.the Executive Committee. HARRY SHAW, Chairman. A. L. LEHMAN, Secretary. Dated April 30, 1901. r One confession effaces the sins of even three years, j Only by reason ojf having died does one enter into lifeT -iCnlifne Votive '' In many chii relies of Provence and Italy,' especially those near the sea, paintings i>laced. on the -walls in accordance with vows made by pilgrims in moments of danger are often remarkable for their frames; Among the curiosities may be enumerated laths formed of splinters from ships that have been wrecked; al&o frames made of pieces of heavy cables, occasionally painted bright hues, but some| times left in their primitive gray colj or splashed with tar. Nailed to the J laths surrounding a painting reprej seating sailors lighting with fierce savj ages may be seen Afri u or Polynej sian spears and darts or swords made j of haul wood, evidently mementos of terrible struggles. Sailors or larnlsj men who have made vows during j times of peril at sea and who have no ' trophies to display will surround their paintings with broaa narwis <jl w.uuu heavily incrusted with shells and seaweed, not infrequently of rare and extremely beautiful kinds. Action of tlac Earlli Upon flo<llex. Years ago, when the bodies were removed from the Cimetiere des Innocents at Ihiris, the common pits in which great numbers of the bodies had 'boon interred together were found to contain masses of a grayish white soapy substance. The matter was not very well understood-at that time, but it is now known that the remains of the d?a<I are under certain conditions transformed info such a material, either yvholly or in part, which has been named "adipoeere." It is a true amnion incal soap, being a combination of fatty ncid$ with annaonia. Bodies that are exposed to the action of water percolating through the soil are most apt to undergo this species of transformation. Inasmuch as adipocero is not perishable under ordinary circumstances, corpses thus changed very often retain their form indefinitely. Now and then they are dug up, and ignorant writers in newspapers refer to them as wonderful instances of "petrifaction." A Qjsccr Ceylotii'.wc CraNs. Be ra on grass, known to botanists as Andropogen schaenanthus and vtrPir.li i.< Tin known outside of Ceylon. and tliere only in the Ivandian district. is in several respects a most remarkable vegetable production. It grows to a height of six or seven feet and has the wonderful property of spontaneous. ignition. On the slopes of Mount Ambulawe during the wet season tiie grand spectacle of these spontaneous conflagrations is frequently seen. At first a single curl of smoke, or bright tongue of lliime will be noticed. Soon, however, as the water runs down the stalks and mingles with tiie oil and acids contained in the pith of this curious lierb fierce fires burst into view here, there and every place, soon covering- the whole mountain in a. sheet of flame. The botanists and chemists have not as yet explained why this paradoxical grass ignites when water falls upon its stalks. The Syrian Rtillsul. The Syrian bulbul (nightingale) has the loveliest voice of ail God's creatures and the saddest song ever heard. Shady coverts fringing the Jordan still shelter the bird that ''sings darkling." There is a legend that the bulbul sat in the olive tree in the garden of Joseph of Ariuiathea and the night hefore the resurrection through the darkness poured out her soul in sorrowing plaint above the still sleeper in the tomb wherein was never man laid. AVI i en the lirst Easter morning broke over the eastern hills the eggs in the nest of the brooding bird sparkled with gold, blue, orange and crimson, and so we color eggs at Easter for a memorial of the lone singer who sang by the holy sepuleher.?-"The City of the King," by Mrs. Lew Wallace. Kamlet at Sinffjayore. I saw "Hamlet" played and adapted for Malays at Singapore. It was sung instead of spoken, and mostly to English tunes. Hamlet addressed the ghost to the tune of 'Tier Golden TTnir" and killed Polouius to "Listen to the Band." I'olonius addressed his son to "That's English* You Know." and, with the king and queen, sang "Mary Was a Housemaid" to other words. The ghost scene included three ghosts, two clowns and a bottle of whisky. * ** Coral. The red coral which is used in jewelry and which is known as precious eoral is mostly obtained in the Mediterranean. the Barbary coast furnishing the dark red. the vicinity of Sardinia furnishing the yellow, or salmon colored, variety and the coast of Italy the rose pink. It is also found in the Red sea. Kailroads nucl Ilaclis. We don't know what there is about a station that calls for a hack. Every day women who carry market baskets from downtown home and are proud of it send for a hack to take them to the station, though they take nothing with them but a little handbag.?Atchison Globe. lie Askod. p,1n" ^fvproiri-i)i,i von ask mam | ma if you could have that apple? | Three-Year-Old ? Yes', sir. Papa?lie ! careful now. I'll ask mamma. ThreeYear-Okl?Truly, papa, I asked her, but she said I couldn't have it. ReaMNnrcil. Sick Man?Am I to take all that medicine? Wife?Yes; all of it. Sick Man k-There's enough In that bottle to kill a donkey. Wife?No, there isn't, John, or the doctor -wouldn't have prescribed It Adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.?Plutarch. Summer Hat opening at Stemple's -Friday, May 13. x ZlyKiery" o2 tire 'f*?i>ufca.x* 'ff "~\Ve are apt to think." siiys the New York Evening Post; **thnt ;tbe seliing pf. poor novels by the lmridred thousand is a modern phenomenon in the book i trade: hut. in fact, it is riot entirely ' new. In one of tlie group of Hawthorne's letters he says: 'What is the mystery of these innumerable editions I of "The Lamp lighter*' and other books neither better nor worse V?worse they j could riot be, and better they need not j be when theyr sell by the hundred | thousand.' The question is a little paj thetic when we remember that Haw.thorne a little before this time had Bpokeu of himself as the least read author in America. It shows, too, that the mystery of the popular novel was I as great then as it is today. One could understand why a thrilling tale of cheaply concocted adventure might : captivate the multitude, but the curious point is that some of the high sellers are simply dull and respectable. These things, too, lie on the knees of the gods." A Stitc-li In tJie SStle. A "stitch in the side" is the popular | ; and expressive term for a sharp stab j ; felt in the side, an acute spasm, pro- j i ducing pain, like the thrust of a needle, < 1 | which is felt especially in the inter- ! ^ costal muscles. Probably its simplest j form is due to muscular cramp con- j nected with respiration and frequently ! brought 0:1 by violent exercise after a | < | full meal, in which there is a greater accuinulatifrii of carbonic acid than can f be readily assimilated or carried off. Such slight stitch is often removed by J stooping; hence the old time popular remedy was to make the sign of the 1 cross upon the foot. Such a stitch is also associated with 1 pleurisy, and then it is caused by a < stretching of the not uncommon adhesions between two pleuritic surfaces. ] At other times the source is neuralgia, j In any ease to persist in muscular exertion when the stitcli is severe is to J j take a great risk. j ' i Credit "With I'nw?I>rollern. That men can and do establish a Tine ! of credit with pawnbrokers is a prop- ! osition beyond belief to the man who j has been offered only $20 on a watch j that cost $75. The fact remains, how- j ever, that all pawnbrokers have fa- j vored patrons on their books who can j always get the amount of money they J want upon almost any old thing that j *" takes the shape of jewelry or other ! "bookable" personal property. A lo- j cnl sport tried to raise $50 on his split i second stop watch the other day and | was offered .$30 less than the value of j the case melted. A friend who has j an established credit took the same watch to the same pawnbroker and j got .$75 on it without a question be- ! ing asked. It was the man. not the j watch, tliiit made the loan possible.? Philadelphia Record. Settlu? Her UiRlit. Noah Webster, the learned compiler j of the well known dictionary, was ai> | unconventional man who loved his un! conventional friends, but bis wife was J a stickler for propriety. Once, says the i Idler, the good lady left home 0:1 what was supposed to be a prolonged visit. J but some interference caused her to re| turn unexpectedly, and .she found her husband In bis shirt sleeves, holding carnival over strong waters in company with a number of friends also in shirt sleeves. The shocked lady gazed at this disreputable gathering for a moment in silence. Then she said, "Well, I am surprised 1" "No, my dear," said the lexicographer mildly, "I am surprised. loo are astonished." Bait. Izaak Walton is the patron saint of i all good fishermen. Hero is his advice * as to bait: "Let your bait be as big a ~ red worm ns you can find, without a knot. Get a pint or a quart of them in an evening in garden walks or chalky ? commons after a shower of rain, and put them with clean moss well washed _ and picked and the water squeezed out of the moss as dry as you can into an ^ earthen pot or pipkin set dry. and ^ change the moss fresh every three or j four days for three weeks or a month | together. Then your bait will be at -j j the best, for it will be clear and live- > i l.v." 1 I StraiiRe I'ro-ision of C.o nrtlinnship. The following is a literal transcript X of the second clause of a will tiled and probated in a Wisconsin county a few years since: "I hereby commit the I guardianship of all my children until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty-one years unto my said t wife during* her life and from and aft- A i er her decease unto my much esteem-, ed friend, , his executors and as- 3 signs."?Green Bag. Aj^rccd. "I'd hate to feel," she said, "that I was the wife of a man who had J bought me simply for rny beauty." 1 "Yes," her friend replied. "I don't i blame you. Being married to a blind X I man would be awfully disagreeable, I 2 should think." ? Chicago Record-Herald ? I c lira in nn<l Brawn. Do you gain your living by your intellect? Then do not allow your arms ^ | and legs to grow- stiff. Do you earn J your bpead by your pickax? Do not J ; forgot to cultivate your mind and to j I enlarge your thought.?French Medical I ; Review. 1 Ginger. a If every man would put as much gin- v ger into Ills work as a pig puts iuto motion when It scratches Its back i igainst a hoard fence, there would be r fewer failures In this world.?TJtlca Herald. _ Owing to the clearness of the air conversation In the arctic regions can t-e carried on by persons two miles apart. Edncate Toar Bowels With CiMcareu. 1 Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever. 10c. 23c. If C C. C. fall, druggists refund money. SAFES LOANED 1 ' C)q J HOME SAVIF IF YOU WANT TO BUY A HOME, BUILD A HOME, OR J BUY REAL ESTATE FOR SPECULATION. !srr Happ flhniit it, L/l/y I 1U1 I i 8UUUU 1 Ul I have, or can get, what you want and ;ave you money on it. Mu Services are Free To the buyer, and when you buy Real n estate through me you are certain of ii jetting tlic a Best Propertu pn ttie Market i AT THE LOWEST PRICE. "PUT AlONEY INTO THY PURSE." A HOW ? ASK IIARR ABOUT IT. 322 1-2 Alain Street. Sterling Silver! i We Are Showing , " a Very Complete " Line of ^ Sterling ^ Silverware r Suitable for j Wedding and Anniversary Presents. RINEMFFER f k BROWN FIELD.a 3^1111\o Baltimore & Ohio RAILROAD. ' 0 PASSENGER trains will arrive at fi and depart from Fairmont on the ? ollowing schedule on and after No- n -ember 22d, 1003 li WEST BOUND. Co. 7.?Chicago Express. 3:2S A. M. lT^ " TOl-ioQi i nvr A oonm- E modation : 7:47 A. 51. n*< >. ,75.?Wheeling' & Cineinnati Express. 7:29 p. m. C sTo. 71.?Wheeling Accommodation....... 1:36 p. 51. east iiouxd. s'o. 8.?New York, Baltimore and Washington Express. 3:35 a. 51. no. 72.?Grafton Aceom'n 10:53 a. m. S'o. 46.?New York, Baltimore and Wash- A ington Express. 1:4S p. 51. J s'o. 4._?Grafton Aceom'n S:3S p. 51. I'., !W. \\l) S?. BIM.VCH. arrives. <o. 50.?Pittsburg Aceom'n 1:00 p.m. 4o. 4.?Pittsburg Aceom'n 9:45 P. 51. ' departs, s'o. 3.?Pittsburg Aceom'n 7:50 a. 51. 4o. 51.?Connellsville Ac'm 2:10 p. 51. _ No. 69 leaves daily for Morgantown n Lt 9:05 p. 5t. No. 62 arrives from Mor- I rantown atli:55 a. 5r.. daily except Sunlay ; at S:00 a. 5i. Sunday only. nOMhVGAil OIYISIO.V. so. 5.?Arrives at Fairmont 5:35 p. 51. 7o. 1.?Arrives at Fairmont 12:10 p. m. a. TT'cvirmont ":4;"iA. M. >U. U. JTi-l v. <Co. 2.?Leaves Fairmont... 7:10 A. M. ? so. 0.?Leaves Fairmont... 1:53P. M. Co. 4.?Leaves Fairmont... 9:50 V. M. G All trains are daily except ISTos. 3 Jmd 4 oa the F., M. and P. branch, i-hiek are daily except Sunday. For sleeping- car reservations and nformatiou concerning tickets and s( ates, consult - p T. L. Henderson, Ticket Agent. For Good 01 FOTOS, Go To _ "f rHE PALACE STUDIO ! Cunningham Block. 31 O DEPOSITORS. x opens a Savings account. you the safe. We keep the ' ' ' * - ' 'if " ;' accounts draw four per cent, ne being compounded semiget a safe. It will help you iGS BANK. File Bank of Fairmont FAIRMONT, W. VA. . E WATSON, President. J. S. HAYDEN, Vice President. vv al i u > miLLtK. casnier. Capital, SI50.000.00. L'ndivided Profits. SI60.000.00 DIRECTORS: .4. B. Fleming. J. S. Hayden, J. E. Watson, .M.L.Hutchinson. F. E. Nichols, 0. S. AlcKinney, C. E. Aianley. Transacts a general banking busiess. Accounts of corporations, firms and adividuals received upon the most avorable terms consistent with sound nd conservative banking. Interest paid on time deposits. Separate vault; with safety deposit oxes for use of customers. Plie Monongaliela Bank of Fairmont. Opened for business Jul}- 15, 1903. authorized Capital, - $50,000. OFFICERS. R. E. HAKK, President. B. L. BUTCHER, Vice President. HUGH P. SMITH, Cashier. DIRECTORS. V. E. Watson,- R. E. Harr, D. Robinson, - C. L. Barnes, B. Swearingen, T>. P. Gaskins, B. Li. Butcher. A general banking business transcted. Your business is solicited. Banking room, Market street, Firs -ard. [lie First National Sank of Fairmont, W. Ya. Zapital Stock, - $100,000.00 Jurplus and Undivided Profits, - 165,000.00 >esignated Depositary of the United States and State of Vest Virginia: . M. HARTLEY, President. Hon. A. B- FLEMING, Vice President. JOS. E. SANDS, Cashier. DIRECTORS. . M. Hartley, Hon. A. B. Fleming, Senj. D. Fleming, Wm. E. Watson, Jos. E. Sands. Chartered as State Bank in 1851. Organized as National Bank in 1865. Reohartered as National Bank in 3S5. Wants business based on balances nd responsibility. Collects on all points. Sells domestic and foreign exchange. Rays interest on special deposits. Customers' private boxes taken care f in our fire and burglar proof vault ee of charge. iitizens uoiiar savings oanK, FAlRriONT, W. VA. ipened for business Groundhog Day? February 2d, 1903. APITAL STOCK~- $100,000.00. officers: L. LEHMAN, J. A. CLARK, President. Vice President. J. R. LINN, Casliie'r directors : ,. L. Lehman, J. A. Clark, . P. Hart, J. F. Cook, i. C. Powell, C. W- Swisher, W. II. Nicholson, Jr. Does a general banking business. Per Cent. Interest Paid on Savings Deposits. It's What You Save, Not What You Earn, That Makes Wealth. ^lie People's Bank of Fairmoat, W. Ya. CAPITAL STOCK, nno on aim vv9 w v v wa eorge M. Jacobs President eorge DeBoIt Cashier M. Brownfleld. ..-Assistant Cashier Directors?G. M. Jacobs, S. L. "Watm, J. M. Hartley", Harry Shaw, W. S. .'avmond and C. E. Hutchiuson. All business intrusted to us will revive prompt and careful attention. SOLICIT YOUR ACCOUNTS, iterest paid on time deposits. Vault : free to customers for private boxes ad papers.