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> Judge Parker has spoken at last.
oc? nnono/l 'Hie* mnil Tlj n n fl POlflTf'f]
that he thinks he is a big enough man
*' to be President of the United States.
'V. It is true the judge was not speakirg
i;{ for publication, and it would not bo
quite fair to hold him responsiolc for
; all that lie is alleged to have said. But
liis remarks, which come to hand
through the kindness of "one of I.is
friends, are interesting and may starsome
good natttred discussion, writes
Walter Wellman in the Chicago Record-Herald.
This friend,-a lawyer of Xew York
city, has known the judge many years,
1 hey were boys together. Xot long
ago the lawyer was at Albany to argue
; a case before the Court of Appeals,
and as the court adjourned for recess
Judge Parker sent ids friend a note
suggesting that they have luncheon to;'
r gether for old time's sake. During
H the meal the talk was of the most fa:
: miliar and informal sort, as may be
ij'i . judged by the report of it which the
lawyer gives. He ashed Judge Parker:
"How do you feel over the prospect
.that you may become President of the
v. United States? Do you think you can
' manage such a big job?"
"I have no doubt about it," replied
Justice Parker. "I have no fear ihat
my lack of familiarity with life at
Washington will seriously handicap
me. If I am elected 1 believe I can
fill the job. I can learn it. There
are men from whom one may learn
a great deal about the Presidency bcfore
taking the office, and the rest will
v .. come after one gets in. I feel about
the possibility that 1 may become
President of the United States just
-as I did when I took lite ofllce of
t- chief justice of the Court of Appeals.
Sy,'-y. I realized that i was the youngest man
;S . on the bench, and I said to myself:
" 'Parker, what you want to do is
A;. to go slow for a time and keep your
kt '.'r' month pretty well shut till you get
5f onto your job.' And 1 followed that
rule. I am following it now as to this
* - Presidential talk and will continue to
follow it for tL time. There is one
thing I feel sure of." added Judge Par
ker, according to his lawyer l'rlend.
"and this is that no matter what happens
nothing can swell by head."
Out ot the dust raised by the cor
tention of the Democratic party over
the Presidential nomination Representative
Cowherd, of Missouri, chair-,
man of the Democratic Congressional
committee, emerges long enough to
remark that the party will control the
next House of Representatives. As
- the Republican majority in the pres
ent House is only 32 the vivacious
'; and sanguine chairman figures tiiat if
the Democracy can gain 17 seats it
* will dominate that branch of Congress
that is to be elected in November
The trouble with Mr. Cowherd is that
he is a victim of self-hypnosis. When
a hypnotist desires to place a subject
in the trance he frequently asks the
subject to fasten his eyes upon a
swiftly moving wheel of small dimensions
while the ojterator endcavors
to exert his alleged mental power.
Mr. Cowherd has been gazing so
long upon the whirligig of Democratic
politics that is spinning around the
circle of possible candidates for head
of the ticket that his mental facul;
~ ties are confused. He rnav bo entirely
honest in his prophecy, but lie sees
things through the medium of the
hypnotic state. He (iocs not admit,
even to himself, that as all the seats
in the House from the South are now
held by Democrats the gain that wou'b
11 make them the majority must come
from the North and "West. It is the
, fault of hypnosis that, like opium, it
it" causes the subdued subject to dream
7j', dreams that he does not recognize af
ter he has passed from under the spell.
While the party is industriously fighting
on the National ticket and platform
Mr. Cowherd sees in his supposed
clairvoyant sleep a vision of a prcponderant
number of Democrats filing
into the halls of Congress. But
' , his magical revelations fail to point
V. to the districts which are to be revoV
liitionized. The whirligig is too busy
in halting for a moment at the doors
of Parker, Hearst, Oiney, Gorman and
K/y-. the others to designate the constitucn"
cies that are to make good predicBjfejtion
of the optimistic chairman.?
^Pittsburg Times.
IHMBfifoere are but 90 daily papers in
W^ ;
-good saloon that will bo
Charles Con ley, a life convict, who !
was sent to the insane asylum at Speii- j
cer about G months ago, was returned |
to the penitentiary last evening, after j
having been pronounced cured. Con- !
ley was apparently glad to get back j
to his old quarters and greeted his j
former acquaintances cheerfully up- j
011 entering the institution. Conloy |
was not only insane, but his nervous ]
system was in a bad state before he :
was sent to the asylum. He was very !
strong in his likes and dislikes. His
disposition towards most of the convicts
and some of the guards was vicious
and he would not have hesitated
to kill any of them had he been given
an opportunity. He had, however, a
strong liking for Captain Dawson,
whose every command lie appeared to j
take delight in obeying. He always j
wore a strjuy auuui ms>
was attached a small bell, which
amused him as a rattle amuses a babe.
The market weight for broilers is
about three puunds per pair.
Don't carry poultry around by the
legs with their heads hanging down.
The American breeds of poultry j
are the money-bringers in the poultry !
Poultry raising, conducted as a busi- .
ness, on strictly business principles,
will result in a good profit.
Too many x^eople start in the poultry
business about where they should 1
be alter three or more years' experience.
Money will buy many things, ?
but not experience.
Plant some millet for feeding the i
young chicks next spring.
Regularity in the care of poultry 1
pays. System is always a source of
economy. j
A barrel covered with brush in the
field makes an ideal nest for turkeys. 1
Have both heads of the barrel out. If
the turkey hen sits there, see that a j
fine screen is pur up nights to keep j
away night-prowling enemies.
Rape makes excellent green food to
give to the yarded fowls. Plant a few
rows of rape up to the middle of sum- }
mer for rlie fowls. <
Sunflowers can be grown in out-ofthe-way
places. The seed are good 1
for the poultry in winter and are said 1
to put a gloss on the plumage.
Cornmeal mixed with cold water into
a "dough" is not a good feed for
young chicks. In warm weather it <
will swell, heat, and sour in the craw ,
before it can be digested, causing in- ]
digestion and bowel troubles. Mix i
with boiling water to a crumbly con- 1
sistency and then there will be no
trouble. ;
Feed the young chicks the first week
or two on clean feeding hoards. First
j scatter a little clean sand or sharp
1 cniHoi' f rwnv llio
^ J
j If you use small yards for the lien ]
| and brood?that is. a lath or wire run <
j ?move to fresh land every other day. 5
Keep the drinking water vessels
clean and out of the stin.
Arrange so the chicks can get in
shady places at will.
Feed early and late should be the
rule with growing chicks.
Whitewashing the window panes of
the henhouse in summer will keep out
much heat.
American bred hens lead all others
in the great Australian egg-laying contests.
There is talk of a similar con- ;
test being inaugurated in this country
and all foreign countries being invited
to send competing hens. The
hen that won the prize in Australia
was of Brown Leghorns, rose-combed,
owned by a woman in Nebraska.
An exchange says: A fertile egg
generates hear, an infertile egg does
not. Do not. therefore, let thermometer
lie on latter in incubator. Better
use, two or three thermometers as
checks on each other. The clear, infertile
eggs when thoroughly cooked,
make good poultry food.
Contract Will Be Let For Lake at i
Moundsville Camp Grounds.
WHEELING, May 26.?A meeting
of ilie committee on improvements
and grounds of the Moundsville camp
grounds association is being held at
the camp grounds this afternoon for
the purpose of opening bids for the
construction of the lake that is to be
built on the ground^ this summer. The
specifications wereydrawn tip by Chas."
Smith, of the Island! and the contract
that will he let tofday will call for a
lake in accordance) with these. J
The War It Wn? HnndUd WTicn It
Reached Thia Country.
As soou as Daguerre's process became
well enough known in America
for practice scientific men and in fact
"all sorts and conditions of men" attempted
to produce the wonderful pictures.
Many homemade and very primitive
kinds of apparatus were "employed
In the experiments, including the
cifnr box with a spectacle lens. If the
operator succeeded in producing an
impression that could be seen, it was
carried about and shown as a great
There were several claimants for
limiting the first portrait by the process.
A Mr. Walcott made the claim,
and Mr. Joseph Dixon, by letters and
other evidence, claimed that the first
picture was his, for which it was said
Mrs. Dixon sat with powdered face
in full sunshine fifteen minutes.
In March, 3340, Messrs. Walcott and ;
Johnson opened a gallery in Xew
York and, announcing their readiness
to execute portraits from life, solicited
patronage. This was the first daguerreotype
gallery in the world. Other
places were soon opened. The daguerreotype,
although considered desirable j
as a curiosity, was not popular on ac- j
count -of the length of time required
for a sitting, which varied according
to the time of day and the strength
of the light. It was seldom attempted
on a cloudy day. The sitter must have
full command of his expression and
remain perfectly still from one to three
minutes to be successful in getting a
likeness distinct enough to be recognized.
The daugcrrcotype was made on a
pure metallic silver surface. After being
perfectly cleaned and made sensitive
with a rouge buff it was coated
in a darkened room with the vapor of
Iodine, then placed in the camera and
exposed before the sitter through the
lens. It was still kept from the light
and placed over the fumes of hot xner
cury, wlioro the image developed.?
Abraham Bogardas in Century.
There is no merit in sacrifice devoid
of service.
The heart's protest against death is
the promise of life.
Your criticism of another is your
verdict on yourself.
The great lives have all loved something
greater than life.
Sin is always a greater wrong to the
sinner than to any other.
Disappointment is not a sufficient
reason for discouragement.
Holiness is the reaching after rather
than the arriving at perfection.
There is more in being worthy of
groat place than there is winning it.
The man who is afraid of burning
p his wick need not hope to brighten
the world.
When a man sets popularity before
Ills eyes he is likely to let principle
out of his heart.?Chicago Tribune.
\ot the Same Man.
A thin, nervous looking man stepped I
up to the pastor as the latter came j
lowu from the pulpit.
"You have had a good deal to say.
this morning," he observed, "about a
feller that killed a man named Abel."
"Certainly," replied the pastor. " 'The
?in of Cain* was the subject of my
"I wish you'd do me the favor next j
Sunday/* said the thin man, in some j
excitement, "to tell the folks that the
man you were talking about this morning
ain't no relation to the Kane that
keeps a livery stable down by the mill.
[ don't want none of my friends to
tlilnk that I had a hand in that killing.
That's all. Good day!'*
A Fatal Pun.
An old English chronicler, in record- !
ing the abdication of King Ilenry VI.
jt England in 1401, quaintly says that
(lis reign "had lasted upward of thirty?ight
years without his having once
intermeddled wiih public affairs."
The same writer aptly illustrates the
sliakiness of Edward IV.'s title on his
succession to King Henry's throne by
a story of a London grocer who lived
at the Sign of the Crown and, "having
jocosely remarked that his son was
heir to the crown," was promptly beheaded
for the atrocious pun.
Too I'recoeiouN.
The Maiden Governess?What year
is It called when February has twentynine
days? Little Elsie?Leap year.
The Maiden Governess?Correct. And
how often does leap year come? (No
answer.) Why, Elsie, I'm surprised at
your not knowing that. Little Elsie?
Oh, I haven't readied the age where
I keep track of leap years!?Brooklyn
.TnNt Worrying,
"You appear ill at ease," said the \
young lady. "Are you ill?"
"No." answered the young man, "but j
you know how sensitive and nervous I
am, and I'm in agony for fear that
your little brother here will repeat
some OI Lilt: rt'iuiints imiiuuL dwui
nie."?Indianapolis Sun.
Pretty Clowe to It.
"Now, that phrase," said the teacher,
"Is an idiom. Does any little boy know
"what an idiom is?"
"Ves'tii," piped little Tommy Skrapps.
"That's what pa is when ma don't
want him to have his own way and lie
floes."?Philadelphia Press.
ExtiMperntlns Experience*.
"Two things make my wife awful
"What are they?"
"To get ready for company that
floesn't come and to have company
come when she isn't ready."?Indianapolis
People say the Daily West Virginian
is all right.
An Ancient Snpez?tition That . Still ,
Exlitii- in England.
In some parts of England peculiar
whistling or yelping noises are heard
in the air after dusk and early In the
morning before daylight during the
winter months. Sometimes, however,
the noise is described as beautiful
sounds like music, high up in tlie air,
which gradually die away. The general
belief is that the "seven whistlers/'
as they are called, are the foretellers
of bad luck, disaster or death
to some one in the locality. It is a
and plovers have been suggested as
the "whistlers." It may be noted that
plovers are traditionally supposed to
contain the souls of those who assisted
at the crucifixion and in consequence :
were doomed to float in the air forever.
Ready, the whistlers" are widgeon.
or teal, as they flit from their
feeding grounds, a passage always
made under cover of darkness. In
Shropshire the sound is described as resembling
that of many larks singing,
and the folklore of both Shropshire
and Worcestershire says, "They are
seven birds, and the six fly about continually
together looking for the seventh.
and when they find him the world
will come to an end."
Everywhere, without exception, the
"seven whistlers" are believed to presage
iii. but the superstition seems to
be more particularly a miners* notion.
If tin*;.' hear the warning voice of the
"seven whistlers." birds sent, its they
say. by Providence to warn them of an
impending danger, not a man will descend
into the pit until the following
day. For example, in September, IS74,
the following paragraph went the
round of the papers: "Oil Monday
morning large numbers of tlie miners
employed at the Iiedworth collieries.
- ' " * -.t. -1.: ? tn
ill .\orui urn ieivftjjiic, ^i> nin ??*\j iu
a superstition which lias long prevailed
unions their class, refused to descend
iiito the pits in which they are employed.
I Hiring Sunday night it was stated
that the 'seven whistlers' had been
distinctly hoard in the neighborhood of
Bed worth, and the result was that on
the following morning many of the
men positively refused to descend into
the pits."
Morfa colliery, in South Wales, is
notorious for its uncanny traditions.
The "seven whistlers" were heard
there before a great explosion in the
sixties and before another in IS".)'),
when nearly a hundred miners were
entombed. In December, ISti;r>. it was
said that they had been, heard yet
again, whereupon tlie men st ruck work
and could not bo induced to resume it
until the government inspector bad
made a close examination of the workings
and reported all safe. In duly.
1!>02. another Instance of a colliery
strike, founded upon the same superstition.
occurred in England.
The difference between the two well
known varieties of cement, the Rosendale
and the Portland, lies in the fact
that the first named is a natural product
and the latter an artificial. The
former is made by burning a shal.v
limestone in kilns and grinding the
clinker produced with bur stones to
a very tine powder, which, when mixed
with water, soon sots and forms
i > ,,o- 1
an aruiici.-u siuuc ucaii.i
the original rock. Portland cement,
on the other hand, is made by combining
chalk or some other form of
limestone free from magnesia with
siliceous clay, these materials being intimately
mixed and made into bricks,
which are burned in kilns witl% coke
fuels at a very intense heat. The resulting
clinker is ground in the same '
manner as natural cement and is much
stronger and sets quicker than the
Fisliins: For Sea Fowl.
Catching gulls and other sea fowl by
.1 baited hook and line is a barbarous
practice which is sometimes resorted
to by sailors. The same method was
employed in former times for catching
herons. A long line of silk, with a
strand of wire twisted in. was fixed to
a stone at one end and to hooks at the
other. The bait was then put out in
shallow water, whore the birds seek
their food, either in a stream or at the
edge of a pond. "When the heron pouch- '
ed the bait the hooks lodged in his gullet.
and the strand of wire in the line
prevented it from being bitten through.
"In what family were you last employed?**
asked -Mrs. Kields-.James. (
'Tii the family of Mrs. l?oscomiiion," 1
replied the applicant for a position of ;
"May I ask why you left her?"
"Her superficiality and lack of gen- .
eral information rendered my position
unendurable. She was unaware of (
the distinction between an anaeliron- "
ism and an anomaly.**?Chicago Trib- '
"Is that your mule?" asked the man \
who was going fishing. .
"Yas, sir," snhl the colored man who .
was sitting on a log by the road.
"IVies he kick
" 'Peed, mistuh. he ain't got no cause
to kick. lie's gittin' his own way
right along. I'm tie one tint's havin' 1
de worry an' difficulty.Exchange. <
All Slie tVank'il. ]
"She's a lovely girl and so simple in j
her tastes. I told her that I hadn't ]
much of an income yet, but that I ,
hoped I could provide for her every
"And what did she say?"
"She said that would be all she could
ask."?Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The invitation to be happy Is extended
to us all, but that we may be happy '
we must he kind.?Schoolmaster.
Great doings In Morgan town May i
30th. ^ .
If you do, SEE
322 1-2 Main Street.
Sterling Silver!
a Very Complete
Line of
Sterling i
. i;
Suitable for
Wedding and Anniversary ,
Presents. j
HUNTINGTON, \Y. Va., May 2G.? .
rhe annual commencement exercises
>f Morris Harvey College at Barboursrille
began Sunday morning with the ?
tnnual baccalaureate sermon by Rev. 1
<V. I. Canter, of Ashland.
The annual sermon to the Pierian
ind Phi Delta literary societies was '
delivered Sunday evening by Rev. C.
A. Slaughter, of Fairmont, a former
student of the college. His subject '
ivas "Transfiguration Through Ser- 1
Monday night was the annual con- :
test between the two literary societies
ind Tuesday night the annual recital
liven by the school of music and ex- ,
pression. Quite a ntiEiber o? people
troni this city attended each.
This has been the most successful
rear in the history of Morris Harvey
;ollege. The attendance has been |
largely increased and will approxi- .
mate two hundred. The school Is rapidly
forging to the front as one of the
eading colleges of the State, and tvith
the improvements that are to be
made during the summer the outlook
for the institution is very brgtat.
Kingwood Mayor Resigns.
KINCWOOD, May 2G.?Mayor Jas.
Menear, of this town, has resigned his
office and accepted a position at Pruntytown.
He goes there to take the
management of the printing depart- '
ment of the Reform School.
ar opens a Savings account. 7/1
~you the safe. We keep the ?| i
accounts draw four per cent. H (
me being compounded semi- f }
get a safe. It will help you ?' I
Ttie Bank of Fairmont FAIRMONT,
W. VA. 1
J. E WATSON. President.
J. S. HAYDEN. Vice President. jLj' .
WALTON AllLLER. Cashier. g
Capital. S150.000.00. ||| i
Undivided Profits. SI60.000.00 jj /
A. B. Fleming. J. S. Ilayden, Ttfe I
J. E. Watson, 1
Ai. L. Hutchinson. F. E. Nichols,
0. S. iMcKinnev, C. E. Alanley. ||
Transacts a general banking busi- Ij"
ness. (S
Accounts of corporations, firms and (5 i
individuals received upon the most !j
favorable terms consistent with sound "
and conservative banking. jj
Interest paid on time deposits. >? *
Separate vault with safety deposit tip,
boxes for use of customers. Av
The First National Bank m f"
of Fairmont, W: Va. (I
Capital Stock, - $ I00,000.00 t j | y>.
Surplus and Undi- 1 tK
vided Profits, - 165,000.00 j
?? " So
Designated, Depositary of the United )jy }
Stnt.es artfl St.n.te of West Vironnift. 'i'/-' t ~
? '
J. M. HARTLEY, President.
Hon. A. B. FLEMING, '? '( i
Vice President. ' \
JOS. E. SANDS, Cashier. %
J. NT. Hartley, Hon. A. B. Fleming,
Benj. D. Fleming. Wm. E. Watson,
Jos. E. Sands. n;
Chartered as State Bank in 1851.
Organized as National Bankinl865.
Rechartered as National Bank in j: ^
1S85. jtf. I I
Wants business based on balances 7 1
and responsibility. > B i 9
Collects on all points. ffl! fl
Sells domestic and foreign exchange. ||][email protected]
Pays interest on special deposits. ,8)1
Customers' private boxes taken care A/ / at
of in our fire and burglar proof vault j } ?
free of charge. Jiv:Jj
Citizens' Dollar Savings Bank, ?11
FAIRflONT, W. VA. jj |!
Opened for business Groundhog Day? I' Jj
February 2d, 1903. ?t B
CAPITAL STOciT- $100,000.00. J |
President. Vice President. V 3 (
J. R. LINN, Cashier ft"?''!
A. Tj. TiPhmnn .T. A. CJlarlr. IVA?/
J. P. Hart, J.F.Cook,' j'jfj"/
L.C.Powell, C.W.Swisher-,
W. H. Nicholson, Jr. <f rR '
Does a general banking- business. &! ''
< Per Cent. Interest Paid on Savings De- SiTi
posits. It's What You Save, Not What lit])
You Earn. That Makes Wealth. V'}/)
rhe People's Bank of Fair- 111]
liiont, Br. Ya. |||j
$200,000.00. jjjj
3eorge M. Jacobs President Sy
3eorge DeBolt Cashier Cv
r. M. Brownfield. .. .Assistant Cashier /fit:
Directors?G. M. Jacobs, S. L. Wat- Jflp
ion, J. 11. Hartley, Harry Shaw, W. S. k jj
Haymond and C. E. Hutchinson. I
All business intrusted to us will re- }'; !
seive prompt and careful attention. I
Interest paid on time deposits. Vault , 1/
s free to customers for private boxes
and papers. , j,
======== 'V '
Is Now Open ]
Next to the New Jacobs Building* on ?>B
Monroe Street. | j 9
Furnished Rooms. I ' B
Table Board. / |H
Entire house newly furnish- { I
ed. Baths, all conveniences. 1 H
Rooms are lar<je, airy, com- I
fortable, homelike. Beds are j ' flg
soft, new and well takencare ' fa? SB
of. Board will he the best *W B
and lots of it. For rates call ' ?i jH
at house. Fine parlor for all. . T3l H
For Good gf I
Go To
Cunningham BIogI^. H

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