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By Minnie Lamb Wheeler.
Saint Louis Exposition has been
-written up apj written, down?-probably
more doira than lip. The resiPdent
of . St. "Louis ,says: "It is the
greatest thing that has ever been attempted,"
the outsider quickly re
. torts, "Yes, and it is only 'an at.V
tpmpL" As i had never attended
^anything much larger than a county
fair and Barnum's circus, the St.
; v Louis Exposition is immense. We
tvere too busy looking . around to
> -spend much time in speculating bow
the local railroad officials would bantKcl
-Funirfh or to
"flie UIC tJWnuo JU ^ . .. . ,
offer suggestions to the administrative
officers regarding the improve'3'
ments which might bo made on the
grounds. Some people say that it is
too large and some that it is too
small. There are numerous benches
around the plazas for rest; the boys
to push the Invalids and the aged,
and street, cars frequently circle the
; V : grounds.
We reached St. Louis on Saturday
morning and staid until Tuesday
evening. The "Inside inn" was our
stopping place. This is inside the
grounds during the week and outside
on Sunday, for it is surrounded bv
a high wire fence, and the gate is
shut and locked or, Saturday night.
The hotel is immense, having accommodations
for six thousand, people.
Although built of wood, every possible
precaution seems to have been
taken to prevent fire. There are fire
-escapes for'every window, many fire
extinguishers in the hallways, and
numerous exits. The service is both
American and European. The beds
are comfortable, and it is convenient
to have a resting place after having
tramped until afternoon, without going
outside the grounds. Every entrance
to the Fair costs fifty cents,
ft costs money to live in St. Louis
now, but it is not wise for one to sacrifice
health for a dollar or two. Buy
the things that are most nourishing,
rand omit the ice cream sodas. Sunday
mon ing we went to the Third
church and heard Rev. Robert J. Bur
-quite as good a preacher as he is lecturer.
He supplied for Dr. Williamson
at that service.
" You can find anything you want,
-and some things whether you want
them or not. You can find unfinished
buildings, boards lying arotind,
immense packing cases, with not
even a nail .pulled out; usually you
can find plenty of mud; you can
grumble about the poor walks; you
can be the most miserable individual
^ - -on this earth, at St. Louis?but what
is the .use? Why stand and grumble
. before an incompleted structure
when; ten f^et farther will land you
" front of a beautiful specimen of ar
:Chitecture? Why tumble over boards
.-arid fill your hands and knees with
slivers when there are miles of good
places to tread ?x Why stare at a
packing case when another building
is filled with the choicest products
c which nature can produce, or human
skill manufacture? Why grumble at
the mud when you have a short
-skirt, and can purchase storm, rub[
hers at the inside store of the "Inside
Inn" for regular price? Go to
see and not to grumble.
The main buildings are finished,
and the general effect is magnificent.
. : s The grounds are large and roomy.
A new feature for this Exposition,
mud a very attractive one, is the cas-cades.
The daily programs tell when
these are running. and they are
worth seeing.
Let me tell you a few of the things
we saw. Our first stopping place
was at the. New York building, where
"I registered, and read from the Norwich
paper that my cousin "spent
"Saturday in North Pharsalia." This
valuable bit of news I put in my note
book. We spent some time looking
at the several varieties of fish?
speckled, striped. spotted; long,
short, fat; flying.'skating, walking:
fish to eat and fish to look at. useful
-and ornamental, like us human mortals.
How good the apples smelled
in the Horticultural Building, and
COW |jreui.j cue: ii uil yniuei ? cu . tuv.
-glass; cans looked. I saw a gentleman?and
no gentleman is ever cu
rious, you know?lift the cover oi
-one can and smell. How he jumped
and how quick his handkerchiel
came out to dry the tears. Poor boy
"he did not think that the fruit was
-put. up to look at and not to eat. The
only samples we found were a enj
of postum and a cracker with a .smal
l>ite of salmon, so we had to buy oui
t lunches. In this building also is t
a picture of Abraham Lincoln made
of seeds. ' The Fair is a splendic
-:s " place to take the conceit out of onehow
little we really know, anyhow!
ft took a long time to go througl
the Varied Industries Building,
-was niost interested in the land
i ; , eeape embroidery work from Japan
- and: it proved to be the wonder of a]
S who looked at it. The men seemec
tg be as fascinated with it as th<
women. What patience and skil
xntisf be required to stitch the variou:
, ! " . colors which produce the' perfec
. landscape. We American. womei
.have much to learn from the pains
V .' V. - . . ' ^ ^ ' i . -
taking and 'persistent efforts of the
sturdy Japs. The Chinese exhibit
here is also an interesting one. I
wanted to spend a day at least . in
this;--building,'.but I had only three
days to see the whole Fair. In Fine
Arts a teacher was evidently taking
her class through and carefully ex
plaining to them the details 01 me
French art. Pictures are always restful.
and time spent in their study Is
never wasted. In the Transportation
Building we were cordially greeted
by Mr. Jacobs on the ' Chapel Car.
aud went on our trip happy in having
found a sympathetic friend. Several
hundred of the fiueen's Jubilee
presents were on exhibition in the
Administration Building. I lilted to
look at them but was glad no one
asked me to make use of them. By
the way. when in this locality, drop
into Belgium and you will be delighted
with the display, and surprised
by the new kind of door used.
"Did you see the Filipino midgets?"
"No. we did not: we were so
disgusted witli the lower part oi
their section, that we did not go
round at oil." But there is much to
see and learn even now among the
Philippines brought over The two
smallest people in the world were
there and. gave quite an exhibition,
c-t;our. -and gave, many
examples of their well disciplined
army. There was the darker side
also?the naked tribes who had their
dances, and for the amusement of us
civilized people, killed and cooked a
dog. We pay missionaries to civilize
the heathen, and we pay the heathen
jto amuse the Christians. Inconsistency,
thou art a Christian?^sometimes
Not all of the exhibitions on the
Pike are complete, but the fakir is
there and his persistency is amusing
or aggravating, according as one happens
to feel. Some of the attractions
are educative, some pleasing, some
both, and some probably neither. It
costs too much to take them all in,
so we chose a few- of what we
thought was best. We wanted to call
at the missionary rest room provided
by the State Board of Missouri, and
at the "Sunshine" corner, and see the
West Point cadets drill, and watch
ine nie-sitviiis uiov , .?
to go to France and Germany and
Great Bri.tain, and call at many of
the inviting State buildings, but the
sinking sun warned us that the closing
hours for us were near and that
duty called and we must away to
the hotel for dinner and our grips.
And npw the St. Louis Fair is a
delightful memory. Just before
leaving for home, we went down by
the Louisiana statue to see the illumination
once more. First, a glimmering
light appeared in the nearby
lamps; then came a gradual brightening,
which made those in the dis-.
tance visible, and then carne an outburst
of radiant glory which, withthe
color effects of the cascades, form a
picture which beggars - description.
As I looked at the marvelous scene,
and heard the sweet strains of .an orchestra
in the distance, I said, if man,
with his limitations, can accomplish"
such beauties to rest the heart and
delight the soul, what cannot the infinite
God do for his children. Life
has become richer and knowledge
broader because 01 tne nuuuuy ?-t
Through storm ami sun tile ^age
draws on
When heaven and earth, shall meet.
For the Lord has said that glorious
He will make the place of his feet:
And the grs'ss may die on the summer
And the flowers may fade by the
But our Ood is the same through
endless years',
And his word shall stand forever.
?W. Robertson Nicoll.
A band of white robed figures,
composed of about seventy-five students
at Bethany, recently issued
fortli from the boys' dormitory and
'< after taking the town by storm
, marched np to the president's pala!
rial residence, keeping time to the
, music of "You Don't Belong to the
i Regulars," as rendered by the Col:
lege martial band. On arriving there
> they displayed their respect for the
I president by rendering a program
consisting of a series of special pari
odies and yells.
i The president issued forth in his
I "robe de nuit" and made an effort to
- discover'the Identity of the marauders.
With pencil , and notebook in
i hand, he followed the procession to
[ Phillips hall, where they proceeded
; to burn him in efflgy.
The incentive to the uprising was
1 the installation of prohibitory rules
U concerning so.cial intercourse be5
tween the young men and women
1 srtudents by the faculty .and the dean
3 of women; 'and as a result .of the
c night's demonstration sixteen stui
dents, were suspended and more
- trouble is expected.-.
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:.iORGAXTO\VX. \V. Va., June 14.?
Stuart H. Bowman, of Pliillppi, has 1
been appointed a member of the West .
Virginia Board of Regents to take the ~
place of the late C." R- Oldham. Gov- ^
ernor White wired Mr. Bowman's ~
name to Dr. Purinton yesterday morrt=r>~
and at the same time the govern
or notified tbe young man of bis ap- *
pointment. Mr. Bowman is expected ^
to attend this meeting of the board. *
The following is taken from the
Alumni Record:
Stuart-Hampton Bownfan. born at ^
Valley Furnace. Barbour county, \V.
Va., June 2S. 1S75; A. B. 1S7S: graduated
1893 from the Fairmont Normal
School, class valedictorian: took degree
U. 1., 1S95. Peabody Normal College:
won gold medal In joint debate
between literary societies. 1S95: took I
A. B., University of Nashville, IS9G, I
being class representative: was edi- I
tor<-in-chief, 1S9G. Penbody Record,
college magazine; taught 1S9G-7. Fair- j
mont Normal School: elected to
West Virginia legislature in 1S99; reentered
University in 1900. and completed
certificate course in law 1901.
and admitted to bar same year. Has
been in the employ of Ginn & Co.,
at intervals during the last four years;
re-elected to House of Delegates,
1902; present occupation, attorney at
law, and partner in the firm of Bowr
p.nwmnn. real estate and gen
eral insurance. . At
the meeting Monday morning J
the regents advanced the salaries of
several University professors- and in- struetors.
Assistant Professor John H. Cox
was made professor and his salary advanced
to $1,S00. v
Or. Simpson was advanced front an
assistant to a full professorship and
his salary increased from $1,200 to j
Dr. Grant was made an assistant
professor and liis salary increased to $1,200.
C. Edmund Neil was advanced to assistant
professor and his salary made
51 ,200. - C
Dr. Brooke was re-elected uean of
the law school for another year and
his salary left at 52,000.
Dr. Marce.v was re-elected professor
of international law for another year.
Professor Fleming was advanced to
a full professorship and his salary
made that of a regular professor.
Professor Hodges was re-elected
assistant treasurer and his salary "
.Miss Cartlierine Hedrlck was reelected
assistant librarian of the law I
school, and her salary advanced from
$250 to $400.
Mr. ^Testrezat was re-elected instructor
of the Cadet Band, and his
salary increased from $250 to $100.
Regent Gallalier, of Charleston, has _
arrived, and Regent Fin ley is expected.
They're Married. ?
Now's the linte Eyou see them going
Somewhere on a little trip.
Everybody's looking knowing
As he notes the lady's grip.
Now, of course; the man's attention
For a doubt leaves little room.
It's superfluous to mention
That the pair are bride and groom, j2
Still at times they treat eacii other
With a perfect unconcern.
He his feelings tries to smother.
Looks quite dignified an it stern.
Most sedately and jlemuroly
She behaves, the fact to hide; ^
I suppose she thinks that surely j
None suspects that^ she's a bride.
Little do they itnow that littered
?Uice grains lie around the aisle.
That is why the porter tittered,
That's what made the brakeroan
Notv's the time you see them going, ^
in the merry month of ,lune.
Everything about them showing
They are 011 their honeymoon.
?Chicago Record-Herald.
Seeltin' office, '
'Pears to me.
Isn't what
Is* used to_ be.
No more torchlight.
No more noise, '
No more treatin' ;
With the'boys;
No more cheerin'
What he quotes. '
Pays the cash
An" lakes the votes.
_ ?Washington Star.
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mih have
been serious
i ' v. .
V Little Girl Had Narrow Call
Through Careless Driving.
Elizabeth, the seven-year-old
laughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
ives run oyer .and slightly inured
by the delivery wagon of Ray"ould's
n-.eat market. Inst evening on
ilain street. The wagon was driven
>y a small boy who was not watching
vhat he was doing and he ran over
' - -1? - i?.1J *q .-.r
tor. , It 13 saici tuai me im.< .???.
moj he had run over her until Chief
.lorgnn went down and tool; him to
he Mayor's office where he was givn
a severe lecturing. The little girl
night have been injured seriously.
>u 1 as it hapi>ened she was noi.
I Standard for IS years.
, The roofing which has
proved that iT.-"*can resist
the greatest extremes
o: weather and
factprv conditions. Ah
solutely waterproof.
Send for samples.
- ' KelleyBros., Fairmont.
fnmpf Monroe and Jackson streets.
Opposite Grand Opera House.
1. E. Fisher, Prop. Office, Jackson St.
Bill Posting and Distributing. Consolidated
'Phone No. 523.
Billposters and Distributors.
121 Madison St. F. & M. 'Phone 290.
>ur customers receive the best?
That's all.
At the Madison Street Restaurant.
Regular Meals, 25 cents.
Boarding by the week, $3.50.
WELLS & CRISS, Proprietors.
Meals at all hours.
Special attention given lunch counter.
w h ROUSH. Proprietor.
burnished Rooms; 2ffo Madison St.
Open day and night.
JMvery, Sale and Exchange Stable,
Porter alley, Rear of Court-house.
Phones?Bell, 147. F.'&M., 209.
rhinehart & fran kinberry,
Pressing, Cleaning and Repairing.
All work guaranteed,
lor. Sixth "street and Locust avenue.
freo meade,
Under Billinglea's Drug Store,
Madison street.
you're next.
f. H. Jackson, Barber,
lor. Parks ave. and Main St. First:lass
work guaranteed. Xo novices
>ut experienced workmen.
Ice C'ream Manufacturer
Wholesale and itetail.
Main street,, Opposite Yeager's.
new barber shop,
v? n^riAtta Hotel. Everything
first-Class. Bath Room. Union Shop.
LOYAL BENNETT, Proprietor.
Barber, SOS Main Street.
Opposite Bank ot Fairmont.
Eight Chairs.
J. S. G. Bennett, Prop'r, 309 Monroe
street. Scouring, dyeing, repairing.
&c. Rates, $1.50 per month. Quick
work. 'Phones. "Wagon.
C. B. FIELD, Proprietor.
Cleaning, dyeing, pressing and repairing.
329 Main street, up stairs.
Barber, No. S14 Fourth St. 5th Ward.
.Ill work artistically done. Eighteen
years' experience. Agent for Laundry.
617 Merchant street.
Peas, Spices, Refined Coffee's add
Granite and Queensware. Special
Attention 10 uuswuitia.
G. N. Welsh, Proprietor.
Fresh and Cured Meats of all kinds.
Eighth street. South Side. Bell
'Phone,' 243-2.
"white front restaurant,
Frankenburger & Galentine, PropPs.
Boarding by the.-week. 'Meal Tickets.
Try us and be convinced. Breakfast,
6, to S A. M. Dinner, 11:30 to 2 P. M.
Supper, 5:30 to 7 P. M.
Special Tables for Ladies.
? ..Goal
5 House Fun
9 We have a lot of Screen C
9 vvill be closed out at RED
?*? ?
Wi!i be cios?d out at
I $6.
? 4
i Get One Whi!
I we sen His eel
1 less" enamel I
1 best class in
| n you want tlis
2 Lawn swings, porch
@ of alt kinds. J
? Screens, han
' Come and
I~ ..Goal
i House Fur
? Cunningham BIdg.
A convention of the Republican
party of the llt|i Senatorial district of
West Virginia, composed of the counties
of Marion. Monongalia and Taylor.
is Hereby called at Fairmont, in
Marion county, West Virginia, on
? 1? Hnv of Tune. 11104,
x ut-amij, i .. ...... .?. a!
2:30 o'clock P. M., for the purpose
of nominating a candidate for State
S'enator of said district for the ensuing
term, to be voted for at the general
election to be held in November
next, and for the transaction of such
other business as may properly he
brought before said convention.
The basis of representation in said
convention shall be one delegate for
each 100 votes or fractional part
thereof over fifty cast for the Republican
Presidential electors in said
district at the geiieral election held
in the year 1900.
The executive committee of the Republican/party
in ea6h of the counties
of said district arc requested to provide
for the election of delegates to
said convention according to the
usages of said party.
Given txnder our hands this 2Sth day
of May. 1901.
J. E. POWELL, Chairman.
JAMES W. HOLT, Secretary.
Mrs. E. A. McCartney,
Ladies Tailoring.
Gentlemen's Cleaning: and Repairing'.
Cheapest price for high grade Tailoring.
Third Floor. Carr Building.
Contractor & Builder,
guarantees satisfaction in all his
work. Screen doors a specialty. Estimates
free. 718 Gaston Ave.
are located on the second floor of the
Bonnie's Bank Building. They are
prepared to do paving-, grading cementing
and all work in their linelon
short notioe.
: Worthy H. Post has bought
the M. R. Post Grocery on 8th
street and will continue the
business at the old stand
where he was formerly located'
M??MOf999<99| ;
Giiu.. I
lisliing 6o. |
?oors and Windows that ^
UCED PRICES as we ex- v
this Line of Goods'. ?
. -'/I V.J Wy-Lf'O
for a No. I. ||
e They Last. g
sjaaEaesB ? '
eDrated "Peer-1
ined, also tne |
<-> '' /"* h Aonnn ;*s8?liiisH
ItJU. OHCdPBI", .? :
B - ? ^
i ' Sy.'
rockers and Settees @
apanese porch ?
imocks, etc. ?
see them.
dishing oo.i
W. H. Billingslea, wtgr. jj|
That we bid for your business
only on the merits of our-Wall
Paper and Paints. We may
sell and do sell the best on the
market at the most reasonable
Jacobs Block. Monroe St.
People Appreciate
? -
The little extra style and artistic
design that is contained in
our Wooden Mantels and
Fireplace goods. We invite
you to come in and look over
our stock and give us your
opinion about it. We invite
criticism but are not getting ;;M||I
it. This fact proves that our ^g
Mante!s, Tile and Fireplaoj|^H
are of the desirable kind.
Look at them before^^H
quite ready.
uu. A. moop;
Jafcobs Buildinjr.
All of the r
local newgj
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