THE FAIRMONT WEST VIRGINIAN.
PUBLISHED DAILY EXcfcPT SUNDAY
Fairmont West Virginian Publishing
Ill aeORQE ML JACOBS, President,
f;LAMAR C. POWELL, Managing Editor.
M. C. LOUGH, City Editor.
' :v J. E. POWELL, Business Manager.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
- Daily, one year 54 00
Daily, six 'months 2 ort
Daily, three months 1 00
Weekly, one year 1 00
Weekly, six months 50
Application has been made for entry
, of Daily in Postofflce as second class
. For Congress, *
B. B. DOVEXER.
r or nouse oi .Delegates, I
JAMES B. FOX,
THOS. W. FLEMING,
LAMAR C. POWELL.
HOWARD K. FUEBEE.
For Prosecuting Attorney,
. HARRY SHAW.
For County Commissioner,
V ; ' C. P. MOORE.
For County Surveyor,
" L. H. WILCOX.
For Assessor, Eastern district,
GILBERT HOLM AX.
For Assessor, Western district.
A. J. McDANIEL.
CALL. FOR JUDICIAL CONVENTION.
A convention of the Republican party
of the 14th Judicial Circuit of West
composed of the counties of
and Monongalia, is hereby called
fisslfc&S to meet at Morgan town. in Monongalia
A.; county. West Virginia, on WEDNESX>AY,
THE 8TH DAY OF JUNK. 3 901.
at ten o'clock. -A. M.. for the purpose
: - of nominating a candidate for Judge
> of said circuit for the ensuing term.
voted.' for at the general election to
fbe/ield'in November next, and for the
transaction of such other business as
may . properly - be brought before said
,f^S#':v-:convention , <" -
The basis of representation in sai<3
convention shali be one delegate for eacli
100 votes or fractional part thereof over
fifty cstst 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
for the election of delegates to said con.
vehtion, according to the usagres of said
^Glven unier our hands tliis 19th day
of April, 1904.
. FRANK COX. Chairman.
. HARRY SHAW. Sec'y.
.' '' , -
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
patrons. The first place we will look
carefully after the news columns and
editorial page, so that the people willwant
to read all of the West.- Virginian
every day. lp.?tfve second
place we wiU^gi've our advertisers
every gefisideration with business
prirtcij^es- We are sending out hun
jjwljSreds of sample copies every day,
^Puius reaching people who are not now
IHrGreading a daily paper. The West VirMT:
glnian will reach many country homes.
SB' Already a number of people on the
WF Rural Routes have asked to be put on
y our mailing list. We will have correspondents
from most of the leading
centers in the county, and will always
welcome newsy letters from any part
of the country. Vou stand by us and
we will stand by-you, and thus we can
work together for the profit of both
Advertisers are kindly requested to
hand in copy the day before they desire
a change made, it is better for
us, and insures a nicer display.
* * < ~
-t, home news.
J. FOREIGN NEWS. -J J.
ALU THE NEWS. .J.
1- b ~z~ -b :* *r
A NEW BOOK.
W? have just received fiom the
State Superintendent of Free Schools
a copy of a "History of Education in
ilixS'i-:;,- "West Virginia" prepared under the directioa
of Hon. Thos. C. Miller. It is
: the most complete history of our
State's educational progress ever published.
We, have not had time to e.xamine,
it thoroughly, but from it's
| general appearance and our knowledge
Miller's ability to prepare
a booh, we feci safe in saying
,J that it will-be worth giving a promi
neut place among our best hooks 1'
'Was prepared with the special object
TCPhJ',.' of .advertising our State in an edu af
tlonal way at the St. Louis Exposition,
-i - We congratulate Professor Miller on
the excellence of his work.
The "Fortunes at Fairmont" at' m
tisement found on page 7 will be run
in many of tlio Eastern mouth!y and
"weekly papers to attract capital to
.. "* this vicinity. The East Fairmont ComBflLv'
On page 2 of this issue will be seen
" tour of the next Senator from this
if "' Col. Joe. McDermott.
ONE MONTH OLD,
Tie Daily West Virginian is a
month old tp-day, its first issue having
appeared on the 18th ultimo.
While it is quite young and may look
young, yet it feels already like a twoyear-old.
It is indeed a robust infant,
its growth has been phenomenal?
something wholly unexpected by the
management. The latter had assurances
at the outset that the pai owould
be welcomed by our citizens
generally, but the generous suppo t i!
has received was not looked for so
early, v.'e had naturally supposed that
we would have to show that we iner-'
Ited support before we received it.
[ Happily for us the people took it. for
granted, it seems, that they were gnI
Ing to get their money's worth, hence
[ became patrons of the Daily at once
.It is indeed gratifying to know that
already it is read in most homer; of
the city as well as in the best home-;.
I That it is increasing in circulation so
[rapidly is not due to the popularity
i of the Daily entirely, but to its very
efficient solicitors, who bring in names
of subscribers hourly, and'hreciuentlv
as many as a dozen at a time. While
the circulation is as yet conhncd
'itv rfi tUf. fiiv. nevertheless we
have a number of subscribers in the
outlying districts. and the prospect
of majiy more soon.
"Will leave for Fairmont Park evs
afternoon at. 2 P. M. and every even
ins at S P. M. Round trip, 2 re.
Music and Dancing. Arrangementcan
be made for Fairmont Park and
steamer "Deauty" for excursions and
picnics. Address ."0-1 "Main street City.
The case of Murphy against Stein
which was to come up in Judge Amos'
court to-day. has been continued until
Thursday of next week.
STORIES OF STETSON.
IHm WaminR to Wt'lister unci a
Tliut Wan ClinnKCMl.
44That reminds me," said a "well
known actor. "Your story ot* the manager
who, when he was advised to
book "The Corsiean Brothers' as a
Btrong attraction, asked 'What kind of
n turn can they do V" recalls to my mind
an incident in the career of John Stetson,
the famous Boston theatrical manager.
John bad not had the advantages
of a college course, but 110 one
got the better of hitu in a business
'John had a fellow named Webster,
who used to paint a little scenery and
do odd Jobs about the theater. One
day a dispute arose between the s'.age
director and oue of the actors as to
tlie pronunciation of a word which occurred
in the play.
"Stetson entered while they were arguing
pud. sited what the matter was.
" " "Why,' said the stage director, turning
over the pages of the dictionary, "I
contend that this word is pronounced
thus, and uiy contention is backed by
" 'Oh, pronounce the word as you
please, and you, "Webster,' said Stetson,
looking up into the flies, where his
man of all work was busily engaged,
'you tend to your paint frames and
leave questions of pronouncing words
"Gus Sharp was the resident manager
of the Boston house. He got along
with Stetson first rate usually, but
once he wns caught signing house notices
with his own name.
"It was like this: Stetson was walking
up and down at the buck of the
theater one night, and he noticed that
lots of persons came late, after the
curtain had been raised.
"He sought out Sharp and asked him
to place a notice in the lobby stating
the time the curtain would be raised.
Sharp accordingly had a .sign made
and hung "in front of the house. It
read. 'Curtain goes up at S:15 sharp.'
"A couple of days after this Stetson
caine along and paused in front of the
sign. He seemed to grow more excited
with each moment that he viewed it.
Finally lie entered the business olilce
in a great rage and said to Sharp:
"'I want that sign changed to "Curtain
goes up at S.\i.j Stetson," and
don't forget that I'm manager of this
With the exception of tlie Japanese
the Spanish children are perhaps the
most polite in the world. Their training
in this respect is exquisite.
The education of the girls In the little
elegancies of life is even more
careful than that of the small boys.
The well bred .Vina, though her summers
may bo counted on one band,
risks in the morning after your health
find expresses her gratification on
learning that j'ou have enjoyed good
rest. If you admire the rosebud in
her hair she promptly answers. "It is
at your disposal," and slips it into
your belt. If you both are thirsty and
there is but one glass of aniseed water
she insists that you shall drink it. If
there is a doorway to be passed no extremity
of excitement or sleepy eyed
weariness can Induce her to outer before
you. If you offer Iter a choice in
presents she will only say, "What you
aye most pleased to give me will bo
w;hat I shall like best/'
Her games, too, a*p. full of coquetry
We give equal /attention to every
interest of the eiiy.
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I In the
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for every one tlu
vvear, we U g^e *
Should a seats
you One Dollar .
THE 0000 CL
AT $1.50, $2.50, S
DEMOCRATS TO ;
(Continued from lf-;t page).
rise to the dignity of a distinct and
vitai issue of the campaign.
Drop Cry Against Trusts.
Then?another most astonishing
change?the Democracy is no longer
lO post' MS Lilt; UUSL-UUSU1JS iJtxiisj.
While the St. Louis convention may
not accept the advice recently tendered
it by a leading New York paper
and frame its trust plank on the dis-;
senr.ng opinion filed by the three Democratic
justices of the Supreme Court
in the famous Northern Securities
case, it certainly will not go to extremes,
should the Parker element
have its way on the trust Question.
Trusts will be condemned. Of course,;
but the plank will be bare of agony
and adjectives. Neither will drastic
remedies he advocated and demanded.
In if: role of conservatism, the
Democratic party is ,to stand for "safe
sane and conservative" methods. It
will no more "run amuck with the
trusts" than will Attorney General
Knox, On the contrary, the Republican
party will be pointed at as the
enemy of vested interests and corporate
enterprise. No longer are
William J. Bryan and thp Democratic
party to be held up as the foes of
financial, corporate and business inteiests.
but Theodore Roosevelt and the
It is the luttor who. by the legisla
tion at tne last session of the Fiftyseventh
Congress; their successful
prosecution of the Northern Securities
case, and, last but not least, the
President's course in the anthracite
| coal striue, have brought disaster to
"legitimate" business interests, depressed
tiie stock markets and prevented
many people from getting rich
right away by speculation. There is
to be a Democratic cave of Adnllam
to which 'a'll who are dissatisfied,
and ail who are in debt" may repair
and thence sally forth at the election
to deal defeat to Republicanism and
Xor is this all?supposing, of course,
that Judge Parker is the nominee.
Sot content with merely trying to appropriate
to itself the position held
by the Republican party with regard
to financial and business interests in
1E9C and 1900, the Democracy is to tryto
reverse the positions of the respective
Judge Parker is to lie the William
.McKinley of this campaign, and President
Roosevc-it the William J. Bryan.
On one hand the calm, dignified judge,
taking no part in the campaign, staying
quietly at home?unless, indeed,
delegations fioclt to the rural solicitudes
of Esopus. Ulster county, N. Y..
and, finding the Judge, like Maud M.filer,
"raking nay," feeding his Red j
Polled cows or extracting the foaming
cider trom ins apples, uuiiiee mm u>
indulge in platitudes warranted not I
to offend the eye or the ear of the most I
On the other hand Theodore Roose- |
1 volt, the "Rough Rider," tile "cowboy," !
| the "broncho buster," as well as
"trust buster," taking some part in
the campaign, perhaps, saying just
what lie believes, and not caring much
"for the result.
This last picture offends the refined
taste of the Parker people. Ret us
have no more campaigns such as XS9G
and 1900," they say. "No more of
this careering over the country, talking
from the rear end of special trains.
Especially let us have no more campaigns
like that of 1900, when Bryan
and Roosevelt went about like rival
windmills. It is not dignified, it does
'1. ,It1' :
it comes off your
two months of
ou Ten Cents.
i rip, we'll give
s are made of the
t's best trouserings
53.QO APID S3.50.
OM TOE 8COR5SSER.
nut become candidates for the Presidency."
A Democratic Trick.
it has ol'ten been said" of the Democratic
party that it only found good
in Republican leaders after they were
dead: endorsed Republican policies
after that party had enacted them into
Icr'-s. and followed Republican methods
\om four to eight years after the
Repul\ieans had used them with success
aild then, laid them aside lor others
belter suited to changed conditions.
'to "steal the livery of heaven
to serve J&e devil in" is an old trick
but not always a winning one. ,
Before tlilfe pretty liLtle scheme can
be put in com operation, however, the
Parker people have got to get their
man nojsrmated and make a platform
in c^rtfsonance with their plans. In
ail/this tliey will have to confront and
master William J. Bryan and his following.
William R. Hearst and his
newspapers and practically the solid
Democracy of the West. Even if this
be accomplished, there is room for
doubt as to whether they can keep Mr.
Bryan quiet during the campaign
upon his sacred free silver issue, or
Mr. Hearst quiet on the trusts, or
persuade the West into even a quasialnance
wim Wall street. Then, to
merely copy Republican methods and
try to assume Republican positions,
is not likely to attract many Republican
voters. They will naturaly prefer
the substance to the shadow. Nevertheless,
the Parker pecple are aiming
to do that which has been set forth
above, should the choice of the St.
Bonis convention fall upon their candidate.
? Henry Hall in iHttsburg
POTATO IS DOOMED TO OBLIVION
A NEW VEGETABLE IS TO SUPPLANT
IT AS A TABLE FAVORITE.
WASHINGTON, May 19.?The good
old Irish potato is doomed. A newvegetable
front Uruguay which somewhat
resembles it, is to supplant it.
and it is only a matter of a few years
when the potato will join the Doio, the
Buffalo and [lie tempering of the damascus
blade, in obscurity.
For lack of a better name, the newvegetable
is called the Uruguay potato.
United States Consul Haynes
at Rouen, Fiance, who has reported
the discovery to the State Department
says that the plant is cultivated like
the common potato but its yield is
enormous and that it is not affected
by any known disease. "The French
National Society of AgricuUure,''
writes Consul Haynes, "has adopted
the new potato, and has imported a
great number ot' plants from the tier
cedes river in Uruguay, in order to
give the new industry a start."
STOCKHOLM. May 10.?The Gov
ernment hill extending suffrage and
ordering a distribution of seats in tiio
Chamber, was rejected in the lower
house to-dpy. The rumors which
have been current that riots and the
general strihe had been arranged over
the hill prove to have been without
The contested theory that pearls
are due to a parasite in the oyster was
advanced by a Fillippi in 1S52. Several
recent observers have confirmed
John Weaver, 71 years old. and a
life-long Democrat of Tipton. Ind.,
committed suicide the other day because
his son voted for the Republican'
candidate for mayor.
VIRGINIA'S FORMER CAPITAL WAS
VISITED BY A TORNADO WHICH
DID MUCH DAMAGE.
RICHMOND, Va., May 19?Williamsburg,
Capital of Virginia in colo
nial days, was yesterday afternoon
swept from end to end by a tornado,
whicb uprooted trees by the score, and
ailed the streets with limbs and the
wrecks of houses and fences. There
was no loss of life and only one man
>v <ifi? ocuuuoij' uui t, x uvuiao
Cracken, who was walking along the
street was caught up and . dashed violently
against a fence.
The. inhabitants became awakened
by a roaring noise, and they fled fron.
the streets and sought refuge in their
houses, many of which were partly
The roof was torn from the house
of Mrs. J. H. Seymour and landed on.
the Court Green, after sailing through
the air for a quarter of a mile.
Going to Harvard.
Professor E. E. Mercer, the popular
First Assistant at the Normal School. !
is planning to spend about six weeks
of the coming vacation in the summer
school at Harvard University. This
will he quite a treat for Mr. Mercer,
and we congratulate him upon his decision
to spend a few weeks in the faj
mous New England school. Professor
Mercer is one of the best educated
men in the Normal School work iri
Have Left Town.
The junk men. who got into some
trouble a few days ago for taking
some scrap iron belonging to the Fairmont
Coal Company, have left the
city. The men came here from Kentucky
by the water route. They have
an old scow which they kept here ar.
the wharf while they gathered up old
Geo. M. Jacobs' BIc
A few bargain "Tit-Bits,"' but ver
Mail boxes, large size, for rural
routes?Approved by the Postmaster
printed, at $1.25
26-inch Hand Saws, a very fair
Panel saws, only "10
Crown and Sword brand razors...19
Razor strops, good seection, tip
All calicos, per yard 04
Apron ginghams, per yard 06
Screw drivers, give you a good one
Police Saved Him,
BALTIMORE, Md., May 19.?The
interference of the police saved young
Kid Griffo from a knockout in his bout
with Willy Lewis, of New York, before
the Utah Athletic Club here last
night. In the eighth round the police
ordered the bout stopped, saying that
it was geeting too one sided and broke
attempt was made Tuesday night
to rob Shaw's grocery store on State
street. First ward.
The robbers failed in their purpose
am several bullets that were sent
Miss Anna Reinheimer, who is a
student at the Elliott school, Is out.
of school this week with the mumps.
Out none wea
Every pair warra
and. to give satisfactic
D. R. I
Corner Main Street
Sole Agent Sorosis, 39
Best, Budd's ;
DID YOU EVER!
THE WORDS ATTRIBUTED TO
HAVE THE OLD TIME DEMOCRATIC
ORLEANS,-May 19.?"He is averitable
political boll-weevil. r>regnant
with evii devoid of redeeo.ixgr
vice or a compensating virtue."
This is the latest picture of Prtsi?
dent Roosevelt, credited to James K_
Vardeman, Governor of Mississippi.
In a dispatch from Jackson the Gover
nor is quoted as saying:
"Roosevelt's insane tactics, volcanicutterances
and busting attudizing 2?efore
the American public have alarm.?
ed the conservative business men 33k?disgusted
the remainder of the decent,
element of our population."
THAT DELIGHTFUL FLAVOR
given by the juices of luscious frails,,
ripe and fresh, makes Jim Martira'sr
soda so popular. The fact that zHS
these syrups are absolutely pure ap
peals to everyone's good sense -wsaon
values health. The water used Is purealso,
and there is no Summer beverage
so wholesome and delicious. Tsya
glass of soda with his delicious icecream
SOUTH SIDE PHARMACY.
ick, Monroe Street.
y appetizing to the economical buyer-fdF
Men's socks, great value at ..?5.
Saw files, 4, 4 1-2 and 5 inch, slim
shoe nails, all sizes, at....OSS
Tack hammers, up from ...OSS
Good claw hammer for ... !?
Hatchets tip from 1ft
25 good envelopes for only ?3.
24 sheets of good note paper for OS,
Heel plates, ijer pair .-,..Oi
Wire hair pins, per package 01
A Large Purchase.
MOBILE, Ala.. May 19.?The prur-nhase
of one -million acres in Aiabaxtmc.
by capitalists of Chicago to- be used as
a cattle -ranch is said here to hav-ebeen
arranged. It is understood thepurchasers
are itacking-house men
who several months ago made a mcve
to acquire land in Baldwin eoimtyp
Ala., and in Western Florida.
If you see a nice 1 .okuasr
couple driving around with at
good stylish horse, elegant harness^
nobby run-a-bout, carriage or trai>,
with nice clean robes, and ever-ythms
to matcli, you can wager ten to one at
was hired from the Jeolrson X-iveryr
Barn, as we put out only that bin tip
FRED S. JACKSON, Manager. Opens
day and night. ac
mnV as u/ftii
IUUIV UC? IfSUll
ir as wen .as
inted solid througliottfe
and Parks Avenue[anan's
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