Newspaper Page Text
"CALX. FOR REPUBLICAN DISTRICT
CONVENTIONS. ' To the Republican toters of Marion county: Conventions of the Republican par try o? the several magisterial districts -of Marion county are hereby eallei to meet on. Saturday, the 4th day of Tune, 1304, at 2 o'clock P. M., for the jwtrpose of electing delegates to the following named conventions: To the State nominating convention tx3 be held in Wheeling on the 12r!) <day of July, 1904. To the Judicial convention to be held in Morgantov.n on the Sth car - ct Jane, 1904, at 10 o'clock A. M. To the Senatorial convention to be ^hereafter called. Also to transact such other business -is rnav oroperly come before said district conventions. The said several district conventions will be held at the respective places hereinafter named: and will -sleet 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 Moaoagah (meeting place to he provided by district committeeman). State convention. S. Judicial convention, 5. Senatorial convention, 5. Lincoln district convention will meet at Farniington sciiool house: State convention, 3. Judicial convention, 5. Senatorial convention, 5, Mannington district will meet at "Town of Manniugton at school house. State convention, S. Judicial convention, 11. Senatorial convention, 11. Pawpaw district will meet at Xep -tune school house. State convention, 2. Judicial convention, 3. 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, G. 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 malting selection of delegates, that only those 'he selected who are likelv 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 o? the Executive Committee. HARRY SHAAV, Chairman. A. L. EE H.MAX, Secretary. Hated April 30, 1901. Whippoorwill Time. let down the bars: drive in the cows; The west is dyed with burning rose. Unhitch the horses from the plows. And from the cart the ox that lows. And light the lamp within the house. The wliippoorwill is calling. "Whip-poor will; whip-poor-will." Where the locust blooms are falling On the hill; The sunset's rose is dying. And the whippoorwill is crying, "Whip-poor-will; whip-poor-will;" Soft, now snri'l. The whippoorwill is crying, "Whi p-poor-wi!!." The moon blooms out, a great white rose; The stars wheel onward toward the west; The barnyard cock wakes once and crows; The farm is wrapped in peaceful rest; The cricket chirps; the firefly glows,' The whippoorwill is calling, "Whip-poor-will; whip-poor-will," 'Where the bramble blooms are falling, ' On the rill. The moon her watch is keeping. ' And the whippoorwill is weeping. "Whip-poor-will; whip-poor-will," homely still. 'The whippoorwill is weeping. " Whip-poor-will." ?Madison Sawein, in May Atlantic. :iiiKZ <? I*---1 n-jv-vi u. *.<_>? \_ic*-y o -ago for the first time in llie liistory -ot the Roman Catholic Church by its Supreme Pontiff, at the Vatican, when Pope Pius X. telephoned to Venice, tiEO miles away, and talked with AIoussgnor Cavallari. whom lie had just appointed patriarch of that see. the office formerly occupied by the Holy Father himself. Atlanta <Ga.) University, which has already through its conferences done much, to give scientific accuracy to facts relating to the condition of negroes, is to undertake the study of crime this year. The study will be confined to Georgia, but there will be art attempt to make a careful study of lawbreaking among negroes, its canses and suggestions for its cure. A conference on the subject will meet on May 24 at Atlanta University. -? :? ? ?- - OA3IES OF CHIIJ)REN SURVIVALS, AS A RULE, OF ANCIENT RITES AND CUSTOMS. "London iTJridsro** Possesses xi?i Es cce<linprlv Sinister Sisniflcanee. ami "Hopit'CtcU*' Crj^InaJcd In the Obi j 'lytli of the Minotnnr's Lai?yria;ja. It is a fact that English boys tint! j girls;: in their plays and pastimes a:v; : tLe imconscious keepers of the archaic ' archives of our forbears. Children are ! instinctive conservatives. They play ; the old sanies and repeat the cVI rhymes century after century with litj tie If any variation. "Blind man's buff." for example. a | survival of the rites peculiar to the J worship of bum. tiic signless ueuy. j played today exactly as it was played j 2.0U0 years ago. So. ton. is 'tag-.** which was originally :i fragment of a sacred pantomime or miracle play, portraying the old. old story of Diana and her nymphs. In "London bridge is broken down" wo are treated to the entire ritual of the -foundation sacrifice, that widespread hideous custom which decreed that a living child must be sacrificed to the god of the structure ere it could be expected to stand firm. first, it will be remembered, the children urge alternative measures. "London bridge is broken down!" cry the two leaders, standing witli uplifted hands clasped so as to form an arch, beneath which the other little players race as if in dread. "Build it up with bricks and mortar," is the reply. "Bricks and mortar will mold away." "Build it up with penny loaves, with gold and silver, set a man to watch all day, set a dog to bark all night." and the rest of it. Then, lastly, the hands are unclasped, the "arch" falls, catching one of the players, preferably a little girl, in its mock descent, after which all the children shout in unison: "Hurrah! Hurrah! Now 'twill kist for aye and a day. with a fair lady." An allied game is called "threading the needle." A chain of children pass under an arch formed by the uplifted joined hands of two other children, one being eventually taken prisoner in the usual way. Sussex children say this ''makes the wheat grow." French children cry in unison while racing under the arcli: "Oats, oats, oats! May the good God prosper youI" Here we get a relic of the immolation of the ineriah, or sacred sacrificial victim, to the corn god of the ancients, a custom once everywhere prevalent, and continued until quite lately at Benin city, in India, and elsewhere. "Hopscotch" is an old game. Its germ was almost certainly the labyrinth and the well nigh universal myth of the Minotaur. Afterward, 011 the introduction of Christianity, the labyrinth was abandoned, to be replaced by the ground plan of the basilica, the earliest Christian church. The players divided it in seven parts, as they believed heaven to be divided, and placed paradise in the position of the altar, the inner sanctum of their earthly church. The whole game came then to represent the progress of the soul from earth to heaven through various intermediate states, the name given to the last "court" being invariably "paradise" or its equivalent. Well worship, one of the earliest and most widespread of religious cults, is symbolized in many games, notably j in the one where the children sing: J ID raw a pall of water For a lady's daughter. Tlie seesaw movement of the players at the beginning of this ancient and still popular game is intended to represent the raising of the water from the well. Next is announced the arrival of the devotee, "my lady's daughter," collecting flowers fol* decking the well urine J, matting ;i cinve lui y jl-us>v: ligation to the god (or modeless) of the well, offerings of jewelry, and soon. It can be by no more chance tlmt ?i game played by rustic village children today duplicates step by step each detail of the ritual of the primitive well worshipers. It is the same with almost all the genuine old children's games. Every v.-here can be traced degenerate, fragmentary survivals of the social life, ceremonies and religions practices of oui* early ancestors. "Here we -go round the mulberry bush." for -instance, is a survival of tree worship. "Cat cradle," played practically by all savage and civilized peoples the world over, has its hidden significance of horrid rites. It is a commonplace, the important part played in Mack magic by string, cords and knots. But it is the so called matrimonial games that throw the most lurid light on the social manners and customs of our prehistoric savage forefathers. "IXere we come gathering nuts in May" symbolizes that earliest form of sexual union, marriage by capture. In >his game, as played to this very day tin many a British village green, there enters absolutely no element of love or courtship. The object of each male child is to obtain possession of a female child by brute strength, and lie always tries his luck or his skill "on a cold and frosty morning." of course. In those dim, faraway days there were no roads. Across the frozen morasses into the wildest recesses of the Bwampy "forest primeval" he could under such atmospheric conditions bear his bride in safety. "Tr;*ie tbn rinor" Turin fiTS us down to a far later date. ?he evolution of marriage has reached, the point at which choice or selection becomes the dominant factor, although there is still the pretense of running away, the feigned resistance to capture and its concomitant betrothal. Still more modern is the game known as "knights from Spain," in which one lad stands out pre-eminently' frdm the others. _ - 7 - rvcc.no:.>court your uajghic.- Jaa?,V - rl:- :o wliieil ttoe -ii:? nr ike gJrls iualse? 11 . r: ,. ? ? ^ , ' ;~22y r Jane'is ye* too vouns , ~?o listen tu your forward tonsuo," There is much more in the sarne stylo, but it cutis up with the chorus, si ing l>y both .sides (all the children t la unison : her be young: or let her be ci:i It's for her beauty she must be sold." Here we get. of course, marriage by purchase. which everywhere superseded iu course of time" marriage by capture and which is not even yet by any means entirely extinct. The worldwide custom which decreed that the bride should make and bake some dainty for her spouse on the wedding eve is daintily symbolized in the favorite old Kentish sinking" gaiiw: (Polly) made a pudding- so nice and sweet. And (Johnnie) got his knife and cut it round so neat. Saying. "Taste, love, taste, love, don't sr.\% nay. For tomorrow--morrow-morrow is ovir wedding day." Our bought wedding cake is of course an unsentimental survival of this pretty custom. But perhaps the most interesting from the ethnologist's point of view of all children's games is that where the players sing the old familiar refrain, commencing: j Sal lie, Sallie, watery. Sprinkle in the pan. Cry Sallie. erv Sallie, For a young man. Here "water" is not the surname to: Sallie, but actual water, as the con-1 text, "sprinkle in the "-pan." plainly shows.' It is a relic of water worship, which everywhere has to do with love, marriage and children. "Cry" does not! mean to weep, but to "cry" aloud her wish (for a young man), as the town "crier" to this day "cries" things or as I children "cry" forfeits. ( Note that it is the girl now that1 j makes known her need of a husband. The game is, in fact, a survival of the matriarchate of our remote pre-Celtic progenitors, that strange, little under stood custom which gave to the women the privilege of wooing, of ruling, oi inheriting, and relegated man to an altogether subordinate position in tin communal homestead.?t^ausou's Weekly. COLOR BLIND PEOPLE. Their AfllicUun Cau.ses Tliem to Do Queer Tilings jit Time.s. A. well known oculist, while discuss ing some of the various defects of the human ej^e which are not noticeable to the ordinary observer, had this to say about color blind people: "The world must be a curious place to color blind people, of whom there are forty males and three females to every thousand persons. Some are blue-yellow blind, and everything seems either red, green or gray to them. Others are red-green blind, and all things appear to them to bo yellow, blue or gray of various shades, and others again perceive no distinction of color at all, but the whole world wears an unchanging aspect of dull gray. "To these last a visit to a picture gallery would reveal merely a collection of engravings or photographs. But the two former have the compensation of seeing their own two colors much more brightly than ordinary people. "The color blind do extraordinary things at times. An officer of the navy went one day to buy material for a coat, vest and trousers. lie bought a blue coat ana rea Trousers, oeiievxxig tliem of the same color. A British admiral painted a landscape and was very proud of his performance, but he made the tree red, thinking it the same color as green. When he purchased a pair of trousers lie chose green ones, suspecting them to be brown. "An architect's pupil, being directed lo copy the picture of a firown house, made the house green, the sky scarlet and the roses blue. 1 "A postolhce clerk was always short in liis accounts because lie could not distinguish the different colored j stamps, and a sedate Quaker has been known to buy a green coat for himself and a red gown for liis wife, thinking , they were both brown. - "If you see 11 man in the street with a preposterous display of colors, charitably believe him to be one of the color blind. "Just why the eyes of women are less. defective in the matter of distinguishing colors than those of men is one of the things in nature that are unexplained. The construction is the same, yet woman's superiority in matching colors has always been recognized even where man has had the advantage of long experience.*'?Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Winter Fodder In Kn?hmir. In Kashmir they have a novel meth\tl of putting fodder lip for winter use. The country lies in a valley among- the Himalayas. The chief industry of the people consists in raising fino wool and in making this into fabrics which have carried the name of the country all over the world. As in winter snow lies some five or six yards deep, supplies of liay are hung among the branches of trees, where tliey are easily reached by the Hocks of sheep. \othinff In It. Two men wore lashing the air violently anil hurling epithets at eaeii other. "IIolil on." said a passerby to his companion. "Let's wait and see the scrap." They stood and watched for a moment until it became evident that one of the disputants was afraid and the other "classenl" "Come on," said the companion. "It's only u scrap of conversation."?Brooklyn Eagle. To give up of your, own will what would cost too much in time and strength is not failure?it is success. ROOSEVELT HAS- 70S ... OF THE 98S DELEGATES . FOURTEEN1 STATE REPUBLICAN \ -CONVENTIONS HELD DURING LAST V.'EEK. | WASHINGTON. I>. C.. Way 23.? ! Under the call of the Republican Xa- ; ttonal Committee this is the last, wee't ; iu which conventions. for the selection : of delegates to the Chicago confer.- ' ] Hon may beheld. The call requires . [that all delegates to that convention; I shall be elected at least thirty days j ' prior to the meeting of the convention. : I Fourteen State conventions have been J ! or are being held this woclt. | Returns'-TeeMved thus far at the ! White House indicate that of the 9S.S j delegates to the Chicago convention 020 were elected tip to Thursday evening. 02 yet remaining either to be elected or reported upon. some or ! these have been elected, bur the re| turns have not been received. Of the I number elected 70S have been instructj eel absolutely for President Roosevelt. IA majority of the remainder have indicated their intention to support the | President. The 02 delegates upon I whom no returns have been received j will represent scattering dist ricts in i many States. Final returns aer exI peered from these districts in a few days. All contests that may have developed must, be filed with the NationI al committee at least, twenty days beI fore the meeting of the National con! vent ion. Notice. I will sell all street hats and flowers I now have on hands regardless of I cost this week. Come and get hats land flowers almost at your own price. Airs. Laura Frazer, 42G .faclcson St. x Dy a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Illinois against Chicago that city will be called upon to expend from $4,000,000 to SC.-0 00,000 hi de| lerrecl street paving, besides much more for sewer, water pipe'and other special assessment work. More than one hundred miles of streets are affected. Men. C. U\ Osoxiton, of Fayetteville. while in Washington, declared to a reporter that the West Virginia delegation to the Democratic National convention would cast its full strength for Gorman. Going to Paint?: The initial step to proper paintina is the selection oi proper paints. We seli onlu the best paints that it is possible to make, ftlso lull line Wall Paper and Room Moulding. A. f?L KS\S8GHT, Jacobs Block. Monroe St. I "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 3200,000. Court Plouse. B. G. WILLIAMS, Prop. Fairmont, W. Va. Wlrs. E. A. P^cCartney, Ladies Tailoring. Gentlemen's Cleaning and Repairing. Cheapest price for high grade Tailoring. Third Floor. Carr Building. DR. L. B. 3URK, Treatment o! Eije, Ear, Nose and Throat. HOURS?12 to 3 p. m., T to 9 p. in.: ' _ ~ otnersvise uy appuiuumcm. vu.w 304 Main Street. J. L. INGRAM, Contract or <& 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 on short notice. i ..Goal i i House FurnI ? SCREEN DOORS A We have a lot of Screen Doo @ will be closed out at REDUC & pect to DISCO!^T3^UE7this ? <ss : ? | BOSS WASHING ?iiti . _ t win ce c;oseo aut ax '& ? f @ s ? Get One While ? ? nBJ533?SKB3355ffi 1 mm i we sen me ceiet | less" enamel ilm i Dest oiass iinei | if uou want mem | PORCH G || Lawn swings, porch ro? @ of all kinds. Jap & Screens, ha mm ? Come and se ? ? , 1 i ? ..UUUf I I House Furnl ? Cunningham Bldg. - V GOOD COOIffNG m GOOD UTEMSILS Mk^E Steam Cereal Goober, S **' Qf TTBfJm'-iiXM He will pro to his work happy ir yo._^ . him a dish of Steam Cooked Oatmeal breakfast. It's Delicious and so Easy to Cook- I Ho Failure Possible. fp? ; tizil 50 Cents. We can give you these two articles ir pot you can prepare a rr>ost c fULL LINE Of SUCfl KIT! WILL BE FOUND ON i In Jacobs-Hutchinsc J. L_. H/\I THE LEADING HARD" lATVER. Sa J\ house and lot to please you too. as to' rooms and purchase price. When house ing, or even house thinking, certainly see The Best Timber Lai In the WYER & Mi Real Estate Brokers, 322 Main , Bell Phone, 137; -? % ? ^ ^ M: | siiion 60 I Cllaiiiy \/U? ? : '1 t-@; PdD WINDOWS J rs and Windows that - ? ED PRICES as we ex- ? i Line of Goods. ? @ i fStACHSWES f S D. g ? or a No- 5. 0 They Last- f ' ? .vf# iissssa ' - .'-% MORS 1 ' irated "Peer-1 3d, also tlie: $ l Glieaper. s - % skers and Settees || anese perch o ocks, etc. e them. 3ltL f shlno 60. j /. H. Billingslea, ivfgr. f| pPPY HOMES : GOOD COOKS. team Egg Poacher. .POACHES BY STE3H. It takes but a minute and the s are neat, round, and 40 Cents. i One. With it and a coffee omfortable breakfast. 'fll ;heh convehiehces, m SECOND FLOOR >n Block at LL'S, WARE STORE. /I'ASON. TOR HER" u bend your best energies to proa home that is beautiful as -well ;i;g| comfortable. "For Her" you *. ?? id consult us as to the borne, her you are prepared to buy for . or desire a term of months, or 5, in which to pay for It. In any t we stand ready to supply a,,- I location, size, style, number of \ sMj buying, house renting, house sell- ? |9 5 State for St., Fairmont, W. Va. ?X "' ;'jJ^K^?9^R^9^3B8E5B|^9^B ^ ' - ; ' '" ' V .''