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Multiples of the Figure Recur Significantly
In New TestamentTfce
phenomena of the figure seven
and its multiples occurring in.'the
New Testament have been touched
upon by Ivan Pahin, a Russian student
of the Bible, who for a cumber
of years has made his home at Grafton.
Miss. This significance of the
"seven" group will not be lost even
upon the superstitious who are outside
the pale of scriptural points.
, \ and, as mr. raum ?
their relations of their groupipgs to
. the first II verses of ihe New Testament.
must suggest that they v. ere
scarcely chance.
For instance, in these first eleven
verses of Matthew the vocabulary
. -consists of forty-nine words, or seven
sevens; of these words there are 2S
or four sevens, which begin with vowels.
and 21, or three sevens, which begin
with consonants.
"This distribution by sevens be
tween vowel words and consonant
words justly might have been deemed
accidental hut for the fact that of
the 49 words 42 of them are nouns?
sis sevens?and seven are not nouns,"
Is the comment of the writer. "Of the
42 nouns there are 35 proper nouns,
or five sevens, while seven are common
nouns. Of the 35 proper names
four sevens are male ancestors of
Jesus and seven are not such. Xo:
only then is the distribution of the 49
words of the vocabulary of sevens as
between vowel words, but also as between
the parts of speech."
As a further and absolute proof
that these phenomena of the sevens
are not accidental, Mr. Panin points
X-1?x -*-"1? Au-or/ic of thp vncab
OUL lllill. LUC *?
uiary show 14 words that are used
hut once, while 35 of them, or five sevens,
are used more than once. His
conclusions after an exhaustive arrangement
of the "seven'' features
are that "not even the choice of the
languages in which the Scriptures
were written was made without marked
numerical design at the threshold
of the subject."?Chicago Tribune.
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Roosevelt, Soldier, Statesman.
(By Savoyard.)
No other leader has so completely
dominated the. Republican party as
this man. He has attained to a supremacy
that never came to Lincoln,
nor Grant, nor Blaine, nor McKinley.
Competition is afraid of him; rebellion
vanishes before his frown: Mark
Hanna took orders from him; an unwilling
Senate adopted his strenuous
^ diplomacy and made it its own, a lecalcitrant
House of Representatives
at his dictation enacted reciprocity
with Cuba and adbicated its office as
a public inquisitor in awe of his displeasure;
his Cabinet is a corps of
' J 1 _ ll?C- CCllf.
?CierivS I-O Lillvfc? acuuuiii. ma
evolved and self-executed policies, and
be is this day the sovereign boss of
vyhat is become for ail practical purposes
the most -perfect and effective
political machine we have ever seen
or heard of. No Republican in Constress
or out of Congress can defy him
and live. Sumner braved Grant: Hoar
apologized to Roosevelt. Conkling
-scorned Garfield: Piatt is a lamb in
Roosevelt's entourage. Reed challenged
McKinley; Hanna kissed the
rod with which Roosevelt smote him.
When the White House clock strikes
the Senatorial cuckoos argue for
strenuaslty. Fifty-seven Congresses
were adjourned; the Fifty-eighth Congress
was prolonged.
No ordinary man this, with a will
as imperative and a hand as heavy
as Andrew Jackson's. What a mag.
nificent charge he would make on a
field like Fontenoy or Wagram, Waterloo
or Gettysburg: Rut he was born
for a sailor, and his proper place is
the quarterdeck in a strife like Copenhagen
or Trafalgar. A descendant,
-doubtless, of some "beggar of lbe sea."
who fought with dauntless and desperate
courage in those amphibious"
battles Motley tells us of, there would
be but one way to whip him, aiul that
to kill him. Had he come into the
world a double decade earlier the
Union arms would1" have boasted one
rough rider worthy of the steel of N'athan
B. Forrest.
A Good Samaritan.
A Southern writer tells this story
of a negro preacher's version of the
parable of the Good Samaritan:
"'There was a traveler cn a lonely
road," said the preacher, "who was
set upon by thieves, robbed, and left
wounded and helpless by the wayside.
As he lay there various persons pass ed
him, but none offered to assist
him. Presently, however, a poor Samaritan
came by, and, talcing pity on
the wounded man's plight, helped
him on his mule and took him to an
inn, where he ordered food and drink
and raiment for the man, directing
* the innkeeper to send the hill to him.
"And dis am a true story, brethren,'
concluded the preacher, 'for de inn
am standin' der yet, and in de do'itav
nm standin' de skei'ton ob de innkeeper,
waitin* fer de Good Samaritan
to' come back an' pay de bill.' "?Harper's
' If you are in need of a bicycle we
' ' carry a complete line from $20 to $40.
J. L. Hall's ^Hardware Store. x
- ~ * - - FJSHSKIN
t Is Made la Great Variety and'li '
of Cxcelieiit Quality.
A tzmai. deal of- good leather comes
out of the sea?not the kind of leather f
that comes, from"the backs of walrus, J
seal and otter. Everybody knows
about that. There Is 11 queerer leather
which comes from the bodies of fish. *
An extremely fine quality of green ^
leather made in Turkey is manufac- c
tured from the skin of an ugly fish
called the angelfisb. This is a kind of
shark?a shark with thick, winglike f
tins that have earned for him the name t
of angel. though he does not lock a bit
like an angel. but rather Use opposite. ^
The sword grips of the oilicers?of the ^
fiwinrtn.-.irmv are made from shark
leather too. They are beautiful in r
pattern. being marked with dark dia- ^
wond shaped figures. This skin comes ^
from a North sea shark known as the j
diamond shark. German leather manufacturers
have tried to produce a
leather from animal hides that shall t
supplant the skin, but In vain. Unlike
animal leather, fish leather is abso- ?
lutely Impervious to water and never
gets soi:0"y from dampness; therefore it *
is-ideal for sword grips, as, no matter _
how much the hand may perspire, the ^
grip remains hard and dry.
The sturgeon, despite his lumpy ar- "
mor.. furnishes a valuable and attrac- ^
tive leather. When the bony plates .are
taken off. their pattern remains on the ^
skin, just as the pattern of alligator ^
scales remains on alligator leather. The
Pacific coast sturgeon anu the sturgeon
of the great lakes produce a f
tough leather belting that is used to /
make laces for joining leather belting^ J
for machinery, and the laces often outwear
the belting.' %
The strange garfish, an American J*
fresh water fish, with long, toothed
jaws like those of the crocodile, has a
skin that can be polished smooth until %
it has a finish like ivory. It makes 0
beautiful jewel caskets and picture 0
frames. The skin of the garfish used
to be converted into armor by some n
tribes of American savages. The hide
is so tough and hard that makes a
breastplate that can turn a knife or ?
spear. Some of the finer specimens
that have been found are hard, enough **
to turn even a blow from a tomahawk.
The savages who wore this fish ^
armor also used to wear a fish helmet. 1
" * --.^1^ f^-r-rx fho sir I n of the *
JLt WUS luauc I.IVLU
prickly porcupine fish, and besides pro- e
tecting the wearer's head it was used s
as a weapon of offense. The warriors 0
butted their enemies with it. and as 1
it had hundreds of ironlike pikes the *
operation was eminently painful to the 15
object of attack. F
In Gloucester, the "king town" of 1
fish, the humble cod has been utilized a
with success for making leather for T
shoes and gloves. In Egypt men walk
on sandals made from the skins of Red F
sea fish. In Russia certain peasant *
costumes are beautifully trimmed with B
the skins of a fine food fish, the tur- I
hot. Bookbinders bind books with eel- c
skin. The eeiskin serves another and r
less pleasant purpose. It is braided
into whips. The writer was the unhappy
member of a European private
school where one of these eeiskin 1
| whips was a prominent instrument of n
discipline, and lie has never cared for f
eels since then. c
Along the big salmon rivers of Si-, t
beria the natives often wear brilliant c
leather garments dyed red. and yellow, r
They are made from salmon skins. In c
Alaska beautiful waterproof bags are. s
made from all sorts of fishskins. t
i The queerest use is that to which the i
intestines of the sea lion are put. They s
are slit and stitched together to form r
hooded coats, which are superior to c
ns waterproof garments, j
Walrus intestines are made into sails i
for boats by the Eskimos of north- r
western America.?Canadian Harness i
and Carriage Journals t
Syilnoy Snittti and AnilintlH. f
Sydney Smith's love of animals led 1
him into ludicrous mistakes at times, c
as when, having given his pigs fer- f
tnented grains, he found them all t
drunk and "grunting 'God Save the 1
King' about the sty." and when he allowed
one of his quadrupeds to swallow
a mighty dose of pills, boxes and
nil. But his "back scratcher" was a j
good idea. He had a theory that every ]
animal delights to scratch its back- <
bone, so he put up his "universal (
scratcher,"' a sharp edged pole, resting )
on a high and a low post, adapted to \
every height, from a horse to a Iamb.
Before, all his gates used to he broken: j
after the erection of the scratcher he ij
never sustained any damage, and the ,
only question was which was the more ,
pleased with the invention, he or the j
animals, as they titillated their hides. ;:j
The First UmbrclIaH. ]
Those -who suppose that the umbrel- ,
la is n modern contrivance will be sur
prised to learn that umbrellas may be ,
found sculptured on some of the Egyp- ,
"? ??mantc nnri on the Xineveh
iimi iiiuuuiubui^ ? ruins.
That umbrellas bearing a close
resemblance to those of todaj- were in
use long before the Christian era is j
shown by their representation in the
designs on ancient Greek vnses. The
umbrella made its first appearance in
London about the middle of the eighteenth
century, when one Jonas Han- ,
way, it is said, thus protected himself .
from the weather at the cost of much
ridicule.?Harper's Weekly.
Treasures of Russia.
All the czars of Russia have been
crowned in the famous Kremlin in
Moscow, and In the treasury there are
the thrones of all the emperors of the
past, as well as the historic jewels and
the choicest plate now owned by the (
Russian crown. There are $600,000,000
worth of gold and silver and precious
stones In that treasury, and there are
basins of gold there as big as a baby's
bathtub, and two card tables of solid
Some of the best lots on. Fairmont
avenue for sale. See H. H. Lanham. 1
[nsronioas Ucvlcri* Tim* ton Sprace
Loch Into raper Roll*.
Wore It not forjdhe tremendous Citinclty
'be modern papermaking maikine
tlic newspaper of today would
lave been unable to attain its presmt
size. Souie of tlic largest mliis
un at a speed of 500 feet of paper n
ninute. or about as fast as a horse
ra velins six miles an hour. The width
>f news paper varies from GO to 1G0
So far have mechanical devices
surfed I he work of human liamls in
lie manufacture of paper that at the
> resent time a machine will feed liseir
vitli logs at one end and turn out the
kiishod roll of paper at tlie other. So
rlgantic is such a machine that it takes
?nl;v from eight to twelve hours to
ransforni the raw material into the
ixfished product. It first saws up the
ogs of spruce which have been float d
clown the stream to the mill, takes
?XX their hark and then grinds them ino
palp under a How of water. The
>ressure of the grindstone on the wood
s sometimes as great as 500 horsetower,
or one-fourth that of the jnost
powerful locomotive built.
The manner in which the machine
ater weaves the paper out of what
eeujs to be a stream ot' running water
t first mystifies the onlooker. Before
caching this stage of the process the
>ulp lias been boiled in a solution of
ulpliurie acid, which has destroyed
he woody liber, and it lias also been
nixed with clay to give a smoother
urface, rosin to size it and prevent the
nk when printed on it from spreading.
:nd bluing to whiten it. The pulp,
nixed with three times its amount of
vater. flows along till it reaches an
ndless ribbon of wire, which is a litle
wider than the intended width of
lie paper. The spread of the pulpy
vater sideways is prevented by two
ndless rubber straps, one at each edge
f the wire.
It is while the "stock," as the pulpy
ass is called, is being drained on the
apidly moving wire ribbon that to it
$ given the watermark, which one may
ee by holding up a piece of paper to
he light. Resting on the wet mass aud
evolving as it passes along under it
s the "dandy roller," a light cylinder
overed with wire. Whatever design
t may have on its surface it imparts
o the wet mass on which it rolls. 0thr
rollers now press out more water,
o that soon the paper can carry" itself,
nd on huge cylinders heated by steam
aside it is dried. It then passes
hrough a stack of chilled iron rollers,
died up on top of one another for the
urpose of giving it a smooth surface,
^rom the "calenders." as tliese roller's
re called, the paper is trimmed and
round off on a roll.
There is little waste in the making of
iaper. The pulp that is drained awny
rom the wire ribbon is used over
:g:ain. The acids and other chemicals
vlth which the pulp is boiled are recovered.
Water usually furnishes the
lecessary power.?Xew York Tribune.
Strike a Balance.
The difficulty with most of us is to
earn to live sensibly and sanely. We
ire'in danger of going t6 extremes. We
ither take life too seriously or- we
lawdle about it like a lazybones. The
king is to strike an effective middle
course. Most of us nowadays seem to
egard it as a great mill in which the
earlier we go to work and the later we
;tay the better for all concerned. We
vant to do great deeds; to accumulate
l lot of money; to reform somebody or
something. Now, it is certainly wrong
lot to be awake to our privileges and
>pportunities - for work and not. to get
oy out of doing something that will
nake the world happier. But there is
i time to loaf and be glad also. There
s virtue in being a happy citizen as
veil as an.active one. * Life is serious,
>ut not so serious that we need go
tbout with a sour countenance and a
>ook of rules. The wise man is the
me who hits a nice balance in his nfwho
is neither wearisomely stren
ions nor a flaccid shirk.?"Woman's
dome Companion.
H eroic.
History is replete with incidents of
leroisni nnd suffering by men who
inv'e been forced by circumstances to
dioot a gun in tlie interest of their
tountries. Tliere is hardly a parallel,
lowever, to the case of a member of
lie Fifteenth United States infantry
wlio fell wounded during an engagement
before Vangtsnn. in China. The
English had been shelling the village,
mniindful of the approach of the Unitid
States troops. One of their shells
fell in the midst of the toys of the
Fifteenth. One youth of eighteen had
loth arms and one leg blown off. He
regained consciousness and under that
iwful blistering sun for half an hour,
while his lifeblood was ebbing away,
iictated a letter to his mother without
ever wincing from the pain that was
racking him. When he died Captain
Patrick Mulay draped bis body with an
American ting before continuing the
march into Yangtsun.
Opium In Onion*.
Onions are a kind of all round good
medicine, nnd every housewife knows
this -without knowing why. She knows
that a solid red onion eaten at bedtime
will by the next morning break the so
verest cold; she also knows that onions
make a good plaster to remove inflammation
and hoarseness. But she does
not know why. If any one would take
an onion and mash it so as to secure
all the Juice in it ho would have s
most remarkable smelling substance
that would quiet the most nervous per
son. The strength of it inhaled for i
few moments will dull the sense ol
smell and weaken the nerves unti
sleep is produced from sheer exhaus
tion. It all comes from one propertj
possessed by the onion, and that is t
form of opium.
I have some fine lots la Morrov
Place yet. H. H. Lanham. ^ 3
"miscellaneous ' i
Photographer. 1
Corner Monro? and Jackson streets.
Opposite Grand Opera House. ' I
IL E. Fisher, Prop. Office, Jackson St.
i Bill Posting and Distributing. Con- J
solidated "Phone No. 523. | ,
R. E. McCRAY <?. BRO.
Billposters and Distributors.
! 321 Madison St. F. & M. 'Phone 290;
! Our customers receive the best?
That's nil.
i At tho Madison Street Restaurant.
iUtJvWO, ? O V-L.UV.:,
Boarding by the week, $3.50.
WELLS & CRiSS, Proprietors.
Meals at all bours. I
Special attention given lunch counter.
\V. PL ROUSH. Proprietor.
Furnished Rooms. 200 Madison St.
.Open day and night.
Livery, Sale and Exchange Stable.
Porter alley. Rear of Court-liouse.
j 'Phones?Bell. 147. ' F. & M.. 209.
Pressing.- Cleaning and Repairing.
All worlt guaranteed.
! Cor. Sixth street and Locust avenue.
Under Billinglea's Drug Store.
Madison street.
F. H. Jackson, Barber.
: Cor. Parks are. and Main St. Firfet
j class work guaranteed. No novices
! but experienced workmen.
ice Cream Manufacturer,
Wholesale and Retail.
; Main street. Opposite Yeager's.
Opposite Marietta Hotel. Everything
First-Class. Bath Room. Union Shop.
LOYAL, BENNETT, Proprietor.
Barber, 30S Main Street.
Opposite Bank of Fairmont.
Eight Chairs.
| U- S. G. Bennett, Prop'r, 309 Monroe
i street. Scouring, dyeing, repairing.
&c. Rates, $1.50 per month. Quick
work. 'Phones. Wagon.
C. B. FIELD, Proprietor.
Cleaning, dyeing, pressing and repair- rr
ing. 329 Main street, up stairs.
j Barber, No. S14 Fourth St.. 5th Ward.
! ,n ,, amirv Elchteen i
[ -'All nuin <*JL w
! years' experience. Agent for Laundry.
C17 Merchant street.
| Teas, Spices, Refined Coffee's and p
| Granite and Queens-scare. Special V
| Attention to Customers. V
j j
G. N. Welsh, Proprietor. J
| Fresh and Cured Meats of all kinds. ''
I Eighth street, South Side.^ Bell
] 'Phone, 243-2. ' t!
: h
Frankenburger & Galentine, Propr's- t<
Boarding by the week. Meal Tickets. ?
Try us and be convinced. Breakfast,
6 to 8 A. M. Dinner, 11:30 to 2 P. M. "
Supper, .r):30 to 7 P. M.
Special Tables for Ladies.
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\ Scov^. y s
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true of a penny, loo. Want to see It
grow to a lusty youtli, then a strong
matt? Put the pennies ana dimes in
your little home bank, bring the dollars
here, which we will safeguard in I
conservative, yet lucrative invest- I
ments, pay you four (4) per cent, in- I
terest on them, and tjten interest on
l both, principal and interest, until j
! you'll have a pretty pile years before 1
, old age compels you to begin to draw J
. it out. Talk it over with us any day.
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I ..Goal
! House Fun
? ?.?__?--?
@ We liave a lot of Screen D
? will be closed out at REDi
? pect to DISCONTINUE t
m ??
g Will be closed out at
i $?
Get One Whir
we sen the ceii
less" enamel II
Dest, oiass iin
it uou want, the
| Lawn swings, porch i
9 of all kinds. J;
? Screens, hair
? Come and
i ..coal
i House Fun
? Cunningham Bldg.
!ar. Been Remarkable in West Vir
ginia?Six Hundred Mew Plants
Have Been Established.
/heeling Telegraph.7
According to the eighth annual reort
ol' Commissioner or" JLabor that I.
. Barton will make to Governor
v'hlte on July 1. the increase in the
ldustries of West Virginia in the past
ear has been remarkable, six hunred
new plants having been estabshed,
employing over seventeen
lousand men, with a pay roll of eight
undred thousand dollars a month A
The report is exhaustive and de- ^
liled. It is divided into live parts, j
ne of the interesting of which is the
fill part that has to do with all laws *
n labor, and a discussion of child ^
ibor and the industrial^ problem. For
jmc time Commissioner Barton has
een working on child labor and as
^011 as possible will have new legisitiori
on the?matter.
Autonomy For Macedonia.
BIRMINGHAM, England, June 21.? ?
lie Post to-day says it lias good
round for stating that negotiations j
re proceeding with the Powers with j
to object of the creation of an auto- ;
oinous government for Macedonia.
ranee at the request of Great Britain
? taking the leading role. The presnt
idea is for oue of the continental
tiling families to be given a mandate
y the Powers of a period of three
ears with a local lorce 01 mieruoonal
gendarmerie to support them.
Standard for 13 years._ I
The roofing which hsa J
proved that it can re- <
sist the greatest ex- ,
tremes of weather and
factory conditions. Ab- J
solutely waterproof. i
Send" for samples. |
Kef ley Bros., Fairmont. j
aoi,, || |ji
Mrs. E. A. McCartney,
Ladies Tailoring.
Gentlemen's Cleaning and Repairing,
heapest price for high grade Tailoring1. 1
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-AND. WINDOWS- ? oors
and Windows that
JCED PRICES as we ex- ??
his Line of Goods. ?
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for a No- I. ?
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rockers arid Settees Z
apanese porch S
imocks, etc.
see them.
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ilshlng co.:
W. H. Billingslea, l/tgr. J
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That is a continual performance
rith 11s is to help housekeepers
juautify their homes. Just no v.' we
lave a fine variety of Pretty Paturns
in Wall Paper. We furnish
ind han<? window shades. ps||j|l
A. m. K WIGHT,
Jacobs Block. Monroe St. 4.
Consolidated 'Phone No. !57.
up ;
4*.r To
People Appreciate Jj
The little extra style and artis?
:ic design that is contalneci in
aur Wooden Mantels and
Fireplace goods. We invite
Kou to come in and look over
our stock and give us your
opinion about it. We invite^HH
criticism but are not geftiiufl|
it. This fact proves thatodfl
Mantels, Tile and Firepl|M
are of the desirable ktaga
Look at them bef<Wjjfl
quite ready.
Jacobs B

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