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NEW YORK, May 17.?The steamjjBB&fc'-.'
tr Conemaugh, of the International
Mercantile Marine Company's fleet,
, -which left Seattle, Washington, lor
Spfe?'-: this port on . December 13 last, has
not been heard from since i-'ebruary
28, when her captain telegraphed the
office here that he had touched at
Coronet for coal.
At the office of the company it was
stated to-day that they had no fears
X for the safety of the ship, hut they
gSj'i- -were at a loss to Know why they had
V"-; not'heard from their captain again.
The Conemaugh is bringing a general
cargo of Pacific coast freight.
ww T ** l TX T.W *-kW TUT
On Steer Creek With a Flow of 3,000,- j
<" - 000 Cubic Feet a Dap.
'<j The Steer Creek Oil ami Gas Com:l>aay
drilled in a gas well on Steer
creek, Calhoun county, which is flowing
gas at the rate o? eight million
cubic feet a day. It cannot he shut
off and the roar- of the. gas can be
heard for many miles. This is one
of the largest-gas welis ever struck
in the State.
Sometimes we think the song is
1 t And then its' measures grow more
Than when in sheer delight they
: In unison with rhythmic beat.
For if we listen , once again,
The echo of ike song will sway
.. With subtler charm than it hell
. then?
For that was only yesterday
AVe think the facials of the rose
s>.?' Tells that its glory has an end,
: B.tit as each withered petal goes ,
A pungent fragrance it will send;
A spicy tang of treasured bloom
That longer than the rose wid stay
The preciousncss of its perfume
C v? jDistilled in dc.vs of yesterday.
, ; j- The rose, the lai'ghter. and Lhe song,
.'And all the things that make us glad
V'.,v Are destined to he with us long.
To send us cheer when days are sad.
For down the path which holds err
. feet?
On which we may backward stay?
On blossom-breaths faint echoes beat
Oi\t of the rose-hued yesterday.
fSpfM -' 1
Euilt of the shadow and the shine
- And of the glamour and the goid.
These yesterdays of yours and mine
Are never hroicen from our hold;
They follow us through dark and dawn
Until we come at last to sayThat
no glad thing is ever gone
For it still lives in yesterday.
:'1': -V', ' ' - ?\Y. D. NT.
Big Gas Controversy.
"NEW YORK, May IT.?The f.ns |
controversy that was before the Su f
preme Court for so many weeks carlv
in The year, involved the ownership
at millions of United Gas bonds
which were held by the Mercantile
Trust Company, of New York, prior
to their being purchased by Kidder.
Peabody & Co., :n order to reorganise ;
"-he gas companies of Boston. Kidder,
f'eabody & Co. paid S12.fl00.000 m
be bonds.
Receiver Pepper claimed that the
Mercantile Trust Company. Kidder.
Peabody & Co., and Honrv II. Rogers
had conspired to have the interests on
the bonds defaulted and the bonds
sold. The defendants sot up the claim
'bat the sale of the bonds was a loca!
transaction, that all interests which
deserved protection had been protect
td. The decision cf Judge Barker
means that he beieves that the sale
of the bonds was a legitimate transaction.
Steayner Lies Hetplpss.
Star Liner Friesland, from Philadelphia
for Liverpool, which arrived
here yesterday evening and started
for Liverpool, now lies helpless with
a broken shaft nineteen miles southeast
of Mine Head. Tugs have gone
to her assistance. It is expected she
will reach Liverpool to-night.
The liner carries thirty second-class
and 112 third-class passengers. All
;.V . are well. No fears are entertained
as to the safety of the steamer, as
. the weather is splendid.
Fire In Virginia.
SUFFOLK, Va., May 17.?Fire this
morning destroyed the business por^
tion of "Waverly, Va., causing a loss of
" ' ijGO.OGO. Among the burned buildings
it are the Bank, Fostofflce, Fleetwood
Wk & Company's Norfolk and Western sta
lion, Fannie Furniture store and Grammar
I" ' ' 1
A bear from the Maine woodp met
his Waterloo, and incidentally brought
about that of his nearest kin folk, by
an overindulgence in fishing. Incidentally
he furnished a writer in "Maine
Woods" with materials for a HsL
story that?but here's the tale:
"You see it was this way; we were
fishing on one of the Keswick lakes
In the spring of 1903, and our catch
nad been enormous. About 3 o'clock
,'n the afternoon we heard a peculiar
noise on the bar.k of the lake like
learing of roots. So we went to in- I
restigate, and on nearing the si ore j
were surprised' to fi-rd a large black !
! oar digging tip the ground to boa' j
nine of a kind. He was digging
worms, and after putting nice Tat an
gloworms on each of his forepaws.
he ventured out in the lake on an old
sunken log. put down his forefoot in
(he water and actualy scooped out.
huge trout so thick and fast that he
almost darkened the sun.. After a
while. tl.intinr- thr ro was enough ii.sll
for us, we put an 'ounce ball in his
"Talk about fish! Great heavens!
There lay trout two feet deep on
which two young: cubs were gorging
themselves. "Well, we skinned that
bear, and. wishing to secure the cubs
alive. I just threw the bearskin over
me and got down on all fours, and
those cubs followed mc right into
camp, thinking it was mother hear.
The cubs I afterwards sold for $25
each, and the hide of the mother bear,
which was a very large one, brought ,
me $40. not too had a day's work.
"Oh, yes, about those fish on the
bank. Weil, we went back the next
day and barreled up 24 barrels of the
best of those trout. The rest were left
to rot in the sun. We put those fish in
cold storage and we have some of
them yet."
To the Republican voters of Marion
Conventions of the Republican par
ty of the several magisterial districts
of Marion county are hereby called
to meet on Saturday, the 4th day of
June, 1904, at 2 o'clock P. M., for the
purpose or electing delegates to the
following named conventions:
To the State nominating convention
lo he held in Wheeling on the 12rh
day of July, 1901.
To the Judicial convention to be
hold in Morgantown on the Sth dav
of June, 1904, at 10 o'clock A. M.
To the Senatorial convention to he
hereafter called.
Also to transact such other business
as may properly 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, G.
To the Judicial convention, 9.
To the Senatorial convention, 9.
Grant district convention will meet
in Monongan imeeung piace to - unprovided
by district committeeman).
State convention. C.
Judicial convention, 5.
Senatorial convention, 5.
Lincoln district convention will
meet at Farniington school house:
State convention, 3.
Judicial convention. 5.
Senatorial convention, 5.
Mannington district will meet at
Town of Mannington at school house.
State convention, S.
Judicial convention, 11.
'Senatorial convention, 1L
Pawpaw district will meet at Neptune
school house.
State convention. 2.
Judicial convention, 2.
Senatorial convention, 3.
"Union district will meet in the
First ward of the City of Fairmont,
at the school house.
State convention. 4.
Judicial convention. C.
Senatorial convention, G.
Winfield district convention will
meet in Mt. Harmony school house.
State convention, 2.
Judicial convention, 5.
Senatorial convention, n.
Tf is nonnested that, in mnlciner so
lection of delegates, that only those
lie selected who aTe likely to attend
the convention to which they are
made delegates. The call for the
State convention states that no proxies
will be admitted as delegates.
By order of the Executive Committee.
HARRY SHAW, Chairman.
A. L. LEHMAN, Secretary.
Dated April 30, iOOL
I will sell all street, hats and flowers
I now have on hands regardless of
cost this week. Come and get hats
and flowers almost at your own price.
Mi's. Laura Frazer,
I 42S Jackson St. x
. sllllte , ('
TJien It It oar ed After MommseQ
Called Blmuarcl: to Order*
. Mommsen's absentmindedness . led
film into all sorts of predicaments.
One of the most amusing of .tliese was .
concerned with his first?and last?appearance
In the reielistag. While BIs.marck
was chancellor of the empire
Mommsen was elected to the lower
branch of the imperial parliament by
the Social Democrats. The student
body escorted him from the university
to the reielistagsgebaude and through
the galleries prepared to give tlieir favorite
professor's maiden speech "a
good sendolf." What happened is thus
"After he had taken his seat Mommi
sen was observed to fumble in his
pockets and draw out a paper that the
i students supposed was t!.<- speech in
question. Xo sooner had he dene this
than Bismarck arose to address the
house. As usual, silence the molj profound
reigned until the chancellor had
begun to till the chamber with his
resonant and powerful voice. But not
the slightest attention did Mommsen
pay to tlie great Bismarck. The eminent
historian sat absorbed in his pa
pur, wniuii jiu nciu ?.?-/ mo uuoc
after liis usual manner.
"Suddenly, without -warning, a most
amazing thing liapi>ened. Bismarck,
bo who ruled Germany with a rod of
iron, was in tlie middle of one of his
most earnest addresses, when up
jumped a member of the reicbstag and
"'Stop! Siop! Stop!'
"It was Monunsori- The spectators
were horror struck. Bismarck stood
aghast. But Moiuuisen. peering excitedly
about him with his almost
sightless eyes, again raised his voice
and shouted:
"'That foolish student! That foolish
student! Is he going to talk all day?
, What foolish student is it that talks,
talks, talks, as it' we had nothing to
do I)Ut listen to his talk? If he is not
quiet at once I shall call the attendant
and have him removed/ And Moinm- ;
sen resumed his seat.
"For perhaps a minute the silliness
was like unto that which abides in the '
grave. Then a great hurst of laughter
awoke the echoes and rolled up to the
roof, and in it Bismarck had to join. 1
for tiie explanation of the great his- 1
torian's outburst was evident to all.
The paper ho had been examining was
one connected with his duties as a pro- :
fessor. and he thought he still was at
the university. With his mind intent 1
upon the paper, in which lie was deep- '
ly interested, undoubtedly Bismarck's ;
powerful voice sounded in his ears like
the monotonous buzz. buzz, buzz of a
bee. When he aweke to the nature of j
' t i ?i !
Ills SUXTOUUUZilgS ilil'L il.-iii.iivu \? nu ii.
was that he had commanded to keep :
still, "Old Mommsen the Orphan* was '
overcome. and never again could he
be Induced to enter the rcichstagsgebaude."'?Frank
Barkley Copley in 1
Oxzr CaJoncTar. 1
It was not until the date we now 1
should term 532 A. D. that a monk
named Dionysius Eyiguus, a Scythian
by birth, suggested that all Christians J
should adopt the epoch of the birth of
Christ as a starting point for counting 1
time. At that time the precise date of *
the birth of Christ had actually been
forgotten. Dionysius made researches
and eventually decided that it oc- 1
curred. on the 2r?th day of Decern- J
her, in the seven hundred and liftythird
year from the foundation of 1
Rome, and to this date the Christian 1
world has ever since adhered, though j
it is now well known to be incorrect.
At lirst it was suggested that the
Christian year should commence from
that day?Dec. 25. But this was
found inconvenient, and eventually the
ordinary Roman usage of commencing
the year on Jan. 1 was adopted, so
that our calendar dates from New i
Year's day of the seven hundred and
fifty-fourth year from the founding of
Rome. I
! 1
Dor.il Dors and Corks.
T>n nl.-io,, rrnk-l.-Ol' TTOl 1 1
known character to all who 'hare trav- !
ersed the streets of that capital at !
night, 1 >nt lie has a colleague concern- i
ing whom little is said or known, the !
"dead dog" and "old cork" collector.
Why these two industries should go
together is inexplicable, but such is
the case. Dead dogs are by no means I |
bad property. The skin fetches from '
twopence to threepence when it lias
not become deteriorated by loner residence
in the water. The fat is
worth fivepcnce the two and onethird
pounds, and the bones also
sell for a trillc. The corks' are byno
means so valuable, as after they
have been cleaned and pared they will
only sell for fivepence per hundred. The
profession is only sulficicntly lucrative
to maintain a few members (2
francs a day being the average gain),
who reside for the most part in that
Chiffonier quarter, the Rue Fetit. Cite
Philippe.?London Globe.
Cardinal WolHcy.
If Quentin Matsys hud a picture on
the easel "W olscy was ready to purT
-C o mu'lrtno 1,
it was secured for him. His fondness
for tapestry amounted to a passion.
Trusty agents ransacked tlio continent
to procure choice sets of arras,
new and old. for the rising palace. If
the owner generally preferred Scriptural
subjects, as became a prince of
tlie church, he also collected many
hangings wrought with scenes from
classic or mediaeval story. Thus, while
the walls of one chamber set forth1
the history of Samuel or David or Esther,
those of another glowed with the'
labors of Hercules, the woes of Priam
)r the "Romaunte of the Rose." In the'
rooms where he received visitors the'
tapestries were changed once a weeli.1
?Macmlllan's Magaafine.
It is the every day business that ]
counts. Read the "West Virginian. |
fioir Gnii Cotton I.s OljtatnetlaiiJl PwI?ared
For Use In Slielln.
Hydrogen forms a part of nearly all
organic substances- In the greater
dumber of plants hydrogen is associated
with carbon. The growing plant is
provided with roots spread out in the
moist earth, while the part which is
above ground is provided with leaves
that come in contact with a great
quantity of air. By some mysterious
influence that we do not understand
the heat and light energy derived from
the .sun operating in connection with
plant life decomposes the water in the
earth and also the carbonic acid gas
which forms a small percentage of the
atmosphere. The roots take up water,
and it flows up through the trunk of
the tree, while at the same time the
carbonic acid gas of the atmosphere in
decomposed, the oxygen set free and
the carbon combined with the hydrogen
of the water. It will therefore be
seen that in both cases oxygen Is set
free, and the hydrogen of the water is
combined with the carbon of the atmosphere,
forming a true hydrocarbon,
which in many cases constitutes the
greater part of the weight of the plant.
The fibrous material so formed is
generally known as cellulose. Pure
cotton and paper pulp made from wood
are examples of pure cellulose. If col1.-,
i .Inn?rrwl cfi-nrio- nili'if -icifl
the hydrogen is displaced by what are
known as "nitrogen groups-*"?-that isr
oxygen in chemical combination with
nitrogen enters the substance, decomposing
it and driving out the hydrogen
and supplanting it. The action of the
nitric acid upon the cellulose produces
water, which reduces the strength of
the acid, and to avoid this a considerable
quantify of very strong sulphuric
acid is mixed with the nitric acid.
This absorbs the water as fast as it is
formed, keeping the nitric acid, as one
might say, in a dry state. When cotton
has been nitrated in this way and
then very carefully washed for many
hours to deprive it of every trace of its
acid and dried, it becomes gun cutton.
chemically known as trinitrocellulose.
rf, however, the acids are weak, then
collodion cotton is produced, which is
known to chemistry as dinitrocelluloso.
It is only trinitrocellnfose. however.
that is employed in the manufacture
of high explosives.
T>ut cellulose is by no means "the only
material that can be nitrated. There
are, in fact, hundreds of materials
which may be thus converted into explosives.
and all are nitrated in practically
the same manner?namely, by
being dropped into strong nitric- acid.
When glycerin, which is the sugar of
fat. is nitrated, it is known as nitroglycerin,
one of the strongest and best
known of explosives. Nitroglycerin
and gun cotton form the basis of a
groat number of smokeless powders.
When carbonic acid (phenol) is nitrntn/t
it onllorl tririitronhonrol. or
picric acid. But picric acid was made
more than a century ago from indigo,
[t crystallizes in brilliant yellow scales,
and it dyes all animal tissue an intensely
brilliant yellow. It was used
many years in the arts as a dyeing,
agent before its true character :is an
explosive- was known. Picric acid is
indeed a very peculiar substance. Although
one of the most violent explosives
known, it is one of the- safest.
Lf thrown into a white hot furnace, it
burns away like pitch; if set on fire in
the open air, it burns with a yellovr.
smoky flame. It cannot be exploded in
the open air, but if confined in a strong
receptacle and ignited by a strong fulminating
charge it detonates with terrific
violence, reducing the receptacle
into fine fragments.?Harper's Weekly.
Beaver IJain IIrook.
When the town of Wesley. Me., was
Srst settled a colony of beaver was.
found on a small brook below where
the settlement was made. This brook
i-rosses the road leading from Macliias
to Wesley, a short distance before the
town is readied. A dam many feet
in length is constructed across the
brook, making quite a large pond.
Prom this dam the brook received its
name, and it has always been known
as the Beaver Dam brook. So perfectly
was the dam constructed that it
has backed up the waters of the
bUl-M Lll 1 i * L iai?lll\ 1.113, .IIIU 111 >4/p
earn nee it lias not materially changed.
It Is to be hoped that the present stringent
law, which makes it illegal to
kill beaver at any time, may be instrumental
in bringing back this valuable
animal, but such results can hardly
be expected.?-Maine Woods.
.V Story of a Ureal I'ninter.
Vandyke, who was a pupil of Rubens.
had much pride in his own work,
as is shown in the following tale: The
canons of a certain church asked him
to paint a picture for them, and when
It was done and they saw it the canons
called him a "dauber" and went away,
disgusted. Vandyke was only a young
man then and had 110 redress, but after
awhile some critics passed upon the
picture and declared it to be wonderful.
The canons were sorry for their
mistake and to make amends gave him
a commission for two more pictures.
1SUC \ :11nivivi_* -\v?a oil ins cugimy, auu
ho sent them word that there were
plenty of "daubers" in their own place
without calling upon those of Antwerp.
A Iteneficliil siioek.
One day a gentleman gave half a
crown to a "denf and dumb" beggar,
who, quite taken off his guard by such
unusual munificence, exclaimed: "Bless
you, sir! Bless you!"
"Hello!" said the gentlemnn. "I
thought you were deaf and dumb."
"So I was, sir," replied the beggar,
"but your extraordinary generosity
was such a shock?such n pleasant:
shock?to the system that it has restored
my speech and hearing. Bless
you again, sir, a thousand times."?
London Tit-Bits.
Foley's Honey and Tar
'or chfldren,safe, sure. No opiates.
See flair flDout it.
I have, or can get, what you want and
save you -money on it.
My Services are Free
To the buyer, and when you buy Real
Estate through tne you are certain of r
getting the i
Best Property
on tne Market '
now ? f
322 1-2 Alain Street. j
steriino Silver! j
V. . -ffi
Are / f
a Very Complete
Line of a
. Silverware ?
1 I
Suitable for [
Wedding and AnniversaryPresents.
.gjjS^gBALTiMORE&OHio ?
PASSENGER trains will arrive at
? J -a t ? Tn? ^ rV, ?
J- UI1U ucptirii 1IUX11 raiiiuuiivvu uuc
following- schedule on and after November
22d, 1903
=. I 4
west bound.
No. 7.?Chicago Express. 3:28 a. m.
No. 5.?Wheeling Accommodation
7:47 a. m.
No. 55.?Wheeling & Cincinnati
Express. 7:29 p. m.
No. 71.?'Wheeling Accommodation
1:36 p. m.
east bound.
No. 8.?New York, Baltimore
and Washington
Express. 3:35 a. m.
No. 72.?Grafton Accom'n 10:53 a. M.
No. 46.?New York, Balti- G
more and Wash-.,. G
ington Express. 1:48 P. M. T
No. 4.?Grafton Accom'n 8:3S P. M.
F-, M. AS1> P. BBAXO.H.
arrives. s
No. 50.?Pittsburg Accom'n 1:00 p. M. 1
No. 4.?Pittsburg Accom'n 9:45 p.m.
No. 3.?Pittsburg Accom'n 7:50 a.m.
No. 51.?Connellsville Ac'm 2:10 p. m. c
No. 69 leaves daily for Morgantown
at 9:05 p. m. No. 62 arrives from Morgantown
at 6:55 a. m., daily except Sunday
; at 8:00 a. m. Sunday only. I
? i:
tmvnwrilH ItIVISItt V. a
No. 5.?Arrives at Fairmont 5:35 p. M. =
No. 5.?Arrives at Fairmont 12:10 P. M.
No. 3.?Arrives at Fairmont 7:45 a. M.
No. 2.?Leaves Fairmont? 7:10 a. m.
No. 6.?Leaves Fairmont... 1:53 P. M. i
No. 4.?Leaves Fairmont? 9:50 P. M. /
All trains are daily except Nos. 3
and 4 on the F., M. and P. branch, ir
which are daily except Sunday. n
For sleeping car reservations and
information concerning tickets and
rates, consult
t. l. hex-tier son, j
Ticket Agent. ^
For Good
Go To
s, Gunnlnoham Block.
ir opens a Savings account,
you the safe. We Jceep the
accounts draw four per cent,
me being compounded semi
get a safe. It will help you
THe Bank or Fairmont
I. E WATSON. President.
J. S. HAYDEN. Vice President.
Capital, S150.000.00.
Undivided Profits. SI60.000.00
A. B. Fleming. J. S. Ilayden.
J. E. Watson,
At. L. Hutchinson. F. E. Nichols.
O. S. McKinney. C. E. Alanley.
Transacts a general hanking busiless.
Accounts of corporations, firms and
ndivictuals received upon the most
avorable terms consistent with sound
ind conservative banking.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Separate vault with safety deposit
>oxes for use of customers.
Hie First National Bank
or nairmont, v*;. va.
lapital Stock, - $100,000.00
Surplus and Undivided
Profits, - 165,000.00
Designated Depositary of the United
States and State of West Virginia.
r. M. HARTLEY,- President.
Vice President.
JOS. E. SANDS, Cashier.
. M. Hartley, Hon. A. B. Fleming,
lenj. D. Fleming, Wm. E. Watson,
Jos. E. Sands.
Chartered-as State Bank in 1851.
Organized as National Bank in 1865.
Rechartered as National Bank in
Wants business based on balances
,nd responsibility.
Collects on all points.
Sells domestic and foreign exchange.
Pays interest on special deposits.
Customers' private boxes taken care
f in our fire and burglar proof vault
ree of charge. vlitizens'
Dollar Savings Bank,
ipened for business Groundhog Day?
February 2d, 1903.
:apital stock~- $100,000.00.
President. Vice President.
J. R. LINN, Cashier
L.|Lehman, J. A. Clark,
. P. Hart, J. P. Co&k,
i.C. Powell, C.W.Swisher,
W. H. 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.
Hie People's Bank of Fairmont,
W. Va.
leorge M. Jacobs President
leorge BeBoIt Cashier
. M. Brownfield. . . .Assistant Cashier
Directors?G. M. Jacobs, S. L. Waton,
J. M. Hartley, Harry Shaw, W, S.
lavmond and C. E. Hutchinson.
All business intrusted to us will reeive
prompt and careful attention.
nterest paid on time deposits. Vault
s free to customers for private boxes
nd papers.
Is Now Open
text to the New Jacobs Building'oifc
Monroe Street.
rurnished Rooms.
"able Board.
Entire house newly furnished.
Baths, all conveniences. .!
Rooms 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

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