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at7:3d p. m.) the regular commencement exercises . of fairmont high school will take place? db'boone will deliver an address. ?s? ! The faculty and students pf the Fairmont High school are fixing up their Ttork and are getting ready for the -commencement exercises. Most of , nest week will he taken up with examinations, and all are preparing to sacquit themselves in a creditable man i aer. .The faculty and students have J -worked hard the past year. On Thursday, May 26, the High i school and pupils of the J3ighth grade j -of the Grammar school will take a ; ;picnie and outing on the steamer J. O. ~Y\aison. Grounds -have been secured o? a' farmer at Round Bottom near Mbrgantown, and there will be room to play ball and enter into all kinds of other spcSrts. On Monday evening, May 30, at the flrand Opera House, a program, composed of representatives from the different classes, will he rendered. This program will consist of choruses, recitations, select orations, special music j and a debate. On Tuesday evening. May 31, at the 1 sGrand Opera House, the regular commencement exercises will be held. The -commencement address will be made toy Richard G. Boone, Editor of "Edu-cation," author of "Education in the finited States," and Ex-Superintendent of the Cincinnati public schools. "The address will be followed by the regular graduating ceremonies. Music will be furnished by a special orchestra under the direction of Prof. C. E. MacArthur. To partially covet the cost of the house, orchestra, lecture and other exjrenses, an admission -^r fiftcon rents will be charged to these exercises. On Wednesday evening, June 1st, the Alnmni reunion and banquet will be beld at the Watson hotel. The members of the Alumni and their t&iemds can get tickets for the ban-quefc of Misses Claudia Snyder, Lula Conaway and Georgia Torrey, next week. This will be the Twenty-sixth Annual Commencement of the Fairmont UEgh school. One o? the largest classes in the history of1 the school will graduate, there being fifteen in the class. They arp: Walter Gay X?oush, Nannie Leigh Cox, Ada "Blanche Smith, Clara Lloyd, Omer "Lee Billingsley, Clyde Hamlin Neill, -Jackson .Clyde Kinsey, Cree Sheets, Carrie Leona Black, Cilda Langfitt "Smith, Mamie Lavinia Harr. Wirt Gary Faufet, Mary Blanche Collins, ^French McCray and Richard Earl JIc Cray. "Should Be Hanged." Adverting to the fact that Philadelphia had 321 cases of typhoid in one -week, American Medicine contends that ""corrupt and contented Philadelphia." is at fault and is guilty of crime. Since the beginning of the present .year Philadelphia has had over 2,000 cases of typhoid. This implies criminal negligence in public officials, .ysmce in 1901 England's death rate from typhoid was hut 1.55 per 1,000, 000; that of Paris 3.91, and of Ham- j 3aurg hut .33. Like results could be got here if honest discharge of public -duty were in vogue. Our medical ^ contemporary quotes with warm approval the saying that "for every1 such -death some one should he hanged;" but "the fatalism which has from old dominated the human mind as to dis case and death is still inveterate, and a it is almost impossible to arouse the truer perception that every case of typhoid fever represents, in reality, a crime somewhere, and that somebody lias been guilty of criminal neglicenee, which should be brought home to him. Every case, as we all know, is unnecessary, and unnecessary disease and "death is in its last analysis a crime." "Chhappiiy our scheme of government .seems designed to dissipate responsibility. Trying to Square Himself. "Well, I see you've got into your new home," said Mr. Makinbrakes, looking about him ivitli his usual .smile.. "It's a big improvement on the house you've just?or, no?that was nice enough, of course, for auvj&ody. This couldn't "be any better than?still, at the same time, it must have been a relief to?to get out o?? anytiling for a change, you know, as tbe fly said when it broke out of Ihe spider web^and flew down on the sheet of sticky?not that this, house is at ait like?and yet, when you come to think of it, one gets so tired of looking around on the same old walls that one is ready to welcome almost any old? that's a fine engraving there? the one with the hole torn in it Washington crossing the Deleware, isn't it?"?-Chicago Times. , Bead the West Virginian. It has cite latest news. THE SHAMROCK. it One Time It Was Vscil ad & Pood Ixi the Emeratd Isle. There are few plants, if aii.v. that are as closely associated in the people's mind -with any one nation in particular as is the little Irish shamrock with the joys and sorrows of the Ktnerald isle. In the ancient literature of Eriu the word occurs variously as seamsog, seam roc. seamroge. sluimrote, shamrocke. sliainroke. shamrogli : or sliamroote, sliamrug. shainroge, i seamaroge -and chauibroch. The word ' ' shamrock" is Erse, being derived ! from seamrog, a compound of son mar, i meaning trefoil, ami og. little?little jii clover. Seamar is supposed to be the j ' same as sumar, obtained from tlie Cel- I tic name of the clover?visumarus. As ' to the plant itself. It is generally con- j ' | Slliei't'U LiiiU luc uuc ?uc*uaivv.^ u *?? . tiier the black nonesuch or the Dutch ! clover, with a decided preference for ; 1 the first named, on no less an author!- : ty than the curator of the Dublin Do tauic gardens and other competent : persons. There are, however, some ] who hold that Trifolium repens or Tri- i i foliuui minus is the true shamrock, j i and this .opinion emanates from ex- , i perts in tlje agricultural deparnnent at j i Washington. Other writers have : ! adopted the fancy of Bicheno, who ad- i : vocated the right of the wood sorrel j i to this honor. This lust belief may ! : 'have arisen from the appearance of < the word seamsoge, meaning wood sor- j rel, in old Irish writings, referring to j i tiie shamrock, hut by those competent j < to judge this is thought to be a mis- I ; print, the word semuroge, signifying j ( meadow trefoil, having been meant. ! .> The earliest references to the sham- j rock in Irish literature deal with it as j < a food plant. Campion in his "Historic \ of Ireland," dated 1571. says in speak- i i ing of the food of the common people, j s "Shamrotes, water cresses and other ! i herbes they feed upon; oatmele and < butter they cram together." Matthias : Lobol, the Flemish botanist, who pub lished his "Stirpium Adversaria Nova" i in 1570, appears to be the first botan- j ical writer to mention the plant. He i enumerates the purple and the white 1 trefoil ancl says of the latter, "It is . stated to be good for fattening cattle," . adding that the Irish grind the flowers . and leaves into a meal, which they knead with butter and "thrust into ' their groaning bellies when it some- ( times happens they are vexed and , nigh maddened with a three days' hun- i ger." 1 Edmund Spenser in 1595 also tells of . the Irish people feeding on "sham- . rokes"' or water cresses when reduced to starvation during the Munster j wars. In tbe "Itinerary" of Fynes Moryson, written in lut>9, this passage occurs in a description of the Irish: "They willingly eat the herbc sliam- . rocke, being of a sharp taste, which as they run and are chased to and fro they snatch like beasts out of the ditches." This statement has given rise to the belief that the water cress was the shamrock, although some have identified Moryson's "shamroeke" with the wood sorrel, Oxalis acotoselhi, a trifoliate plant with acid juice which grows abundantly in Irish woodlands. The shamrock food of the Irish was supplied to make them strong and swift of foot. T. 3Iundy refers to this fact in a work written by him in 1G80. The nourishing qualities of the food are also gleaned from the statement of the Earl of Antrim during the siege of Munster by the Earl of Argyll, to the effect that as long as shamrocks were available no apprehension regarding the food supply need exist. About 1772 the shamrock as an article of food in Ireland was supplanted by the potato.?New York Tribune. A Cliolera. Mixture. ?aere is a nine uiiLruuiu Ramble Round the Globe:" "I was going through a 'prohibition' state and tried to get some whisky from the conductor of the train, but without success. 'Can't do it. boss. We're in a prohibition state, and I can't do it.' However, he eventually advised me to try at a store at the next stopping place, and this I did. *I>o you sell whisky?' 'Are you sick, mister, or got a medical certificate?' 'Xo.' 'Then I can't do it. See, this is a prohibition state, so I can't sell it, but I reckon our cholera mixture '11 about fix you. Try a bottle of that.' I did. but, to my great astonishment received a very familiar bottle, which, nitbqjigh it was labeled 011 one side 'Cholera Mixture, a wineglassful to be taken every two hours or oftener as required,' had upon the other side the well known label of a firm of Scoteli whisky distillers, whose name modesty reriuires me to suppress."-?London M. A. 1'. Coinlnc: Itnclnl Clinrnc-tcrlNtiCM, A butcher who lias 11 big market and confesses to bis friends that be expects all of his assistants to make at least one-half their respective salaries 011 short weight was asked the other night I how the scheme was operated. Said j he: ' "By Studying .human nature. An ' Irishwoman, for Instance, always keeps her eyes on the scales, but is not overparticular about her change. A r-o i] on the other hand, in- I variably counts tier change ov rr and t over again, but is heedless as to the I weights. We worlc short change on the 1 one and short weight on the otner."? 1 New York Press. i 1 r 3tBltlple? of Nine and Six. I Possibly it was the belief in t\ie sup- ? posed influence of nine and six-on 1 men's lives that originally gave rise to ? the custom of granting lenses for mul- 3 tiples of seven and nine years, never for an even hundred or thousand, for 1 fear of the power of the evil one. Nine, the trinity of the trinities, is the 1 perfect plural and is credited: with mystic properties. As might be sup- i posed, therefore, many superstitions i are connected with it. < People say the Daily West Virginian f is all right. .i iiEHXM) THE SCENES the marvels and the mysteries of stage realism. Hove Mimic Stnrzun, Unln. LlKlitnlnff, Tluinilcr anil Snow Are ProtluccU. The Marine Sen anil the Flylnc Spray?Tlio Pomp or War, If .vou want to realize how easily the senses ceil he deceived Itv simple artifices, said a well known actor to the writer, yon should just take a peep behind the scenes of- a theater. I'm not sure whether it is kind to alMiv you to take tlie peep, though, for it is not always a desirable thins to T?>se one's illusions, hut if you don't mind I'tn sure [ don't, and I will guarantee that you will lind the little secrets of my trade vastly Interesting. Of course you've often seen tlio stage itorm, and u most realistic thing it Is. as you know. You see the cozy room, with its glowing lire and its general atmosphere of cheeriuess u nU warmth, made nil tiie more so by the howling of the blast outside. Suddenly the door is flung open, you entcla a glimpse of die arctic world, and the wind rises to a positive shriek as the liero or the villain of the piece rushes in, pursued hv 1 hurricane of snoiv, and bangs tiie ioor in the-face of the ballied. storm fiend whose clutches he has just es?aped. It is all so terribly real that you insensibly shiver in your warm sent and Iraw your coat closer round you, and yet if you only knew how it is all produced you would ?well, you would -mile. Where, for Instance.^does that wind come from with its wonderful crescendo, from the faint sigh to the shrieks and howls of a lost spirit? Let tie introduce you to the genius of the storm, a gentleman who is busy tuning :i small wheel with projecting padlies, which, as they revolve, scrape igainst a tightly stretched piece of strong silk. As lie turns very slowly the wind just sighs gently, like a child n its sleep; faster, and the gale grows, the wind sobs and moans and whistles, until it rises, as the wheel goes swifter and swifter, into a tumult of shrieks mil howls, as if all the demons of the lir were roused to a frenzy of fury. The snow? Oh, that's just as simple! The landscape you catch a shivering glimpse of is made arctic by plenty of cotton wool and a paste brush, and the hikes which cover the liero from head co foot and tnelt and trickle under the genial warmth of the tire are so niany splashcs of soapsuds. Ah, I see now you are getting disillusioned! Pity, isn't it? But still it's always fascinating to find out how tilings are done. As for the lire which glows so warm. it is merely so many fiecira; abuu> shining through a medium of ruddygelatin. paper, while the smoke by no means comes from the fire as it ought to do, ijut from a concealed receptacle containing a little quicklime and hot (rater. There you lave it all?shrieking wind, drifting snow and glowing ire realistically produced in the most lbsurdly simply way. You can make the lightning zigzag n blinding Hashes and the thunder roll ind rattle equally easily. You can get capital thunder by roiling a cannon jail or two along the floors overhead >r by shaking a piece of sheet iron oretty much as you would shake a luster. Eut hark: There's the rain raftering on the roof. 1 knew it would ;otne, and so did a certain man behind j :he scenes who has poured a pound or I :wo of split peas into a barrel. Inside :be barrel, you must know, are several j crosspieees of wood, against whicli tbe leas rattle in their descent?that's the ain?and when they get to the bottom i le turns the barrel, and the patter pat- j er continues while wanted. The hero who plunges with reckless rourage into the sea runs little risk yen of a wetting. The waves which >peu to receive him are painted iildia ubber, which are made to roll and leave Dy very uuiimn uarut-i "VI"?, the foam tliat lie sends Hying" up in a raseado as be vanishes into the watery lepths Is a handful of common or table >alt thrown up from beneath, and instead of disturbing any mermaids in heir grottoes he is content to tumble >n to a mattress. Then eould anything be more real ban the scene in which the heroine oolcs doivu from the upper window as :he soldiers?her lover, of course, among hem?march off to the war? Tramp, ramp, tramp?why, there must he lundreds of them. And just listen to :he cheers of the crowds lining the streets and the short, sharp words of rommand. How it fires your blood and nakes you long to join them,! Well, come below Uceks. and I will show you a handful of men, half a lozen or so, "marking time" on a ooso hoard, clinking pieces of metal ogethor, cheering and shouting words if .command to one another, and there ,-ou have it all, tile passing of a mighty lost, the jingling of aeeouterments, the nany voiced, cheering crowd?all die 'pomp and panoply of war."?London rit-Bits. Whistler and Boldinl. Here is a Boldiui story which goes to **v"iT*rt -Hint- Vvhlcttnof-liofl WJ1S OI)Gn :o constant criticism oven from liis mother artists. Whistler had finished lis portrait of Mr. George Vanderbllt. it is a full length standing figure in slack clothes against a black ground. The original feature of the canvas is i walking stick held nt a rather acute ingle against the right knee, and the vhole effect is very somber. Whistler isked Boldlni what lie thought of it. 3oldlni leaned forward and said: "He'll surely miss It. He'll never get ilm." "Miss what? Get whom?" ashed fVhistler in amazement. "Why, the rat in that cellar. No natter how the man strikes at him the sat "will be sure to get away in the lark." . . Sdacato tour Bovela With Cascareta. Candy Cathartic, core constipation forever. Cc.osc- It c. c. C. foil, druggists refund money. GETTING MARRIED ON $15 .! . -? * VwlfflR How Wallace Hapley. of Caroiirt; Count..*, "Raised the Wind.** ! "Wallace Ksnle.v,' of ii.2s.toro, Caro line county, Aid., tc-came disgustec j with leaching the l:'.e ci a a.itvia; i-rais j but -.vliat confronted hint most war i the "wherewith" to take unto hi trice. | u bride. He said $15 was all he want I ed to secure a partner, then titer, j would be uo.king but happiness is. , smooth sailing: tire remainder of hi; j life. To earn the $15 he went to Cs! ! mar. Del., and hired a team from Liveryman Karr, of that town to go thro, miles in the country to look afto: some machinery, and said ho would re turn with the team :aside of three hours. Hour after hour pasted art. the man did not return. Mr. ICarr becohungt uneasy about his property began to inquire of friends if they hat seen anything of such a looking lei low with his horse and carriage. At no clue to the whereabouts of hit property or tuo rami coiuu ub useei rained, he telegraphed and telephone;: in all directions tor officers to lie us the lookout for Hanle-y. This over failed to locate the man. and it vya? finally decided to have hills printed offering a. reward of .$25 for "the re tarn of his team.- Before the dcscrip ticn of the horse an-; buggy reach* i Greensboro. Jacob Hughes purchase; the horse from I-htnley lor $15. ant shortly thereafter Mr. Hughes was irs formed that there was a reward o"i $25 for the return of the horse that he had just paid $15 for. From u-liai can be learned Mr, Hughes received the reward and is $5.0 in by his transaction. Immediately after I-anley sold the horse he left, for Hilshoro. where he was liappllv joined in the holy bonds of matrimony, and as soon as possible thereafter he shool; the sand ofCa.ro line county from ills feet and accompanied by his bride, took the train for Philadelphia with $15 in Ills "inside pocket." Hanley is now laughing at several officers who arc frying tc locate him.?Caroline Sun, Rtdgely Mil. It is said that the effect of intoxicating drinks is such as to make a Frenchman want lo dance, a German to sine, a Spaniard to gamble, ari Englishman to eat, an Italian to boast an Irishman to fight anti an American to make a speech. Going to Paint? I The initial step to proper painting is the selection of proper paints. We sell on!u the hest paints that it is possible to make. Also Tull line Wall Paper and Room Moulding. -:A. M. KNIGHT, j Jacobs Block. Monroe St. "You Can't Beat us Unless You Cheat." SKINNER'S TAVERN At the Depot. The largest and handsomest Sample rooms in the Country located in the new $200,000. Court Mouse. B. G. WILLIAMS, Prop. Fairmont, W. Va. Rflrs. E. A. EWicCartney, Ladies Tailoring. Gentlemen's Cleaning and Repairing. Cheapest price for high grade Tailoring. Third Floor, Carr Building. n*R. L. B. BURK, Treatment of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. HOURS?12 to 3 p. in., 7 to 9 p. m.; otherwise by appointment. Office 304 Main Street. J. I_. INGRAM, Contractor & Builder: guarantees satisfaction in all his work. Screen doors a specialty. Estimates free. 718 Gaston Ave. HAMILTON & HUFFMAN, are located on the second floor of the People's Bank Building-. They are prepared to do paving, grading cementing and all work in their line or short notice. ' '' 6 ) ' & ? ' A n 5 ,Y? ..0UC1 \ M e ' <3) j- S r\ v* s"1 " v w-> ""s 11 nuuacn urn \\ ? 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Either you are prepared to buy for h, or desire a term of months, or rs, in which to pay for it. In any, nt ire stand ready to supply a o location, size, style, number of e buying, house renting, house sellinds e State for Sale* 1 IASON, / nSt., Fairmont, W. Va.