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<i~ 4* 4- 4s 4s ci-' I THE REPU t LIVING PRiNCI! *?>' -v ~c ? -x -x- x- -r-x THE GRAND HISTORY OF THE! REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR HALF A CENTURY. Bfp ? fe:; A VERY STRONG AND CONCISE DECLARATION OF PRINCI#v" PLES?THE COUNTRY IS v'v ' SAFE IN REPUBLICAN HANDS. CHICAGO. III., June 22?The com- | miftee on resolutions reported the j following platform to the Republican -National^ Convention to-day: PjJ: Fifty years ago, the Republican ~ party came into existence dedicated iv. among other purposes to the great . task of arresting the extension of huM man slavery. In 1SC0 it elected its |t-.' first President. During twenty-four j|. of the forty-four years which have elapsed since the election of Lincoln, f' the Republican party has held com' plete control of the government. For i.:-: c eighteen of the forty-four years it has i~- held partial control through the posf-Sv ; ' session of one or two branches of the St:,, government, while the Democratic jp; party during the same period had had complete control for only two years. 99? ' This long tenure of power by the Republican party is not due to chance, ffri It is in administration that the Republican party has commanded the confidehce of the American people for ; nearly two generations to a degree y- never equalled in our history, and s - has displayed a high capacity for rule ~f- and government which has been made conspicuous by the incapacity. ' ty and infirmity of purpose shown by %f,-; its opponents. Complete Supremacy In 1897. Sty The Republican party entered upon y its present period of complete suit -premacy in 1S97. We have every right to congratulate ourselves upon the work since then accomplished, for 5. it has added lustre even to the traSy' ditions of the party which carried the government through the storms of civil war. | "We then found the country, after four years of Democratic rule, in evil plight, oppressed by misfortune and doubtful of the future. Public credit 'had been lowered, the revenues were |f declining, the debt was growing, the administration attitude towards Spain was feeble and mortifying, the standard of values were threatened and uncertain, labor was unemployed, f business was sunk in the depression which had succeeded the panic of ii 1S93, hope was faint, and confidence gone; We met these unhappy conditions ? vigorously and at once. We replaced a Democratic tariff r law based on free trade principles and garnished with sectional protection by a consistent protective tariff", and industry, freed from oppression and stimulated by encouragement of ?; wise laws, has expanded to a degree never Deiore Known: nas conquered t new markets and has created a volume of exports which has surpassed i imagination. Under the Dingley Tariff, labor has been fully employed, r wages have increased and all indusv tries have revived and prospered. We firmly established the gold stan dard which was then menaced with j destruction. Confidence returned to j v business and with confidence an tin- j exampled prosperity. Cuba Set Free. For deficient revenues, supplemented by improvident issues of bonds, we gave the country an income which produced a large surplus, and which enabled us only four years after the ? - Spanish war had closed, to remove our one hundred million of annual war taxes, reduce the public debt, I and lower the interest charges of the government. The public credit, ? which had been so lowered that in time of peace a Democratic adminis| txation made large loans at extravagrant rates of interest in order to pay current expenditures, rose under Rej publican administration to the highest point and enabled us to borrow at two per cent, even in time of war. g .H V; We refused to palter longer with the . miseries of Cuba. We fought a quick - and victorious war with Spain. We ife- ' j .set Cuba free, governed the islands for three years, and then gave it to HSrajL the Cuban people with order restored. MAylth ample revenues, with education jjjstgtl public health established, free fife} debt, and connected with the BfctStates by wise provisions for Sfejvl interests. We have organjjjSssrnrnent of Porto Rico &tow enjoy peace, free|H^?Cesperi ty. Intn Philippines. |Htt&<iye suppressorder b b b b b -b b b bb X ples?the gran t, ^ -y-. f-y,- -y -y- -y- -y -y -y. -y- -y people of those islands the largest j civil liberty they have ever enjoyed, j By our possession of the Philipines, ! we were enabled to take prompt and j effective action in the relief of the le- ! fft'nnc r?r T><sldn. and decisive nart i in preventing the partition and pre- j serving the integrity of China. The Isthmian Canal. The possession of a route for an j Isthmian canal, so long the dream ; of American statesmanship, is now an ! accomplished fact. The great work ] of connecting the Pacific and Atlantic j by a canal is at last begun, and it is j due to the Republican party. We have passed laws which will ; bring the arid lands of the United States within the area of cultivation. We have reorganized the army and put in the highest state of efficiency. Reciprocity and Gold Standard. We have extended widely our foreign markets and we believe in the adoption of all practical methods for their further extension, including commercial reciprocity wherever reciprocal arrangements can be,effected consistent with the principles of protection and without injury to Ameri- j can agriculture. American labor or ! any American industry. We believed i it to be the duty of the Republican j party to uphold the gold standard 1 and the integrity and the value of our ; national currency. A Merchant Marine. The maintenance of the gold stan- ! dard established hv the Rennbliean i party cannot safely lie committed to j the Democratic party, which resist- ! ed its adoption,and has never given ! any proof since that time of belief j in it or fidelity to it. While every other industry has prospered under the fostering aid of Republican legislation, American shipping engaged in foreign trade in competition with lowcost of construction, low* wages and heavy subsidies of foreign governments, has not formany years received from the government of the United States adequate encouragement of any hind. We have enacted legislation which will encourage and build up the American merchant marine and we cordially approve the legislation of the last Congress which created the merchant marine commission to investigate and report upon this subject. A Powerful Navy. A navy powerful enough to defend the United States against any attack to uphold the .Monroe Doctrine and watch over our commerce is essential to the safety and the welfare of the American people. To maintain such a navy is the fixed policy of the party. We cordially approve the attitude of President Roosevelt and Congress in regard to The exclusion of Chinese labor and promise a continuance of the Republican policy in that direction. The civil service law was placed on the statute books by the Republican party which has always sustained it and we renew our former declarations that it shall he thoroughly and honestly enforced. Old Soldiers and Sailors. We are always mindful of the connTry's debt to the soldiers and sailors of the United States, and we believe in making ample provision for them, and in the liberal administration of the pension lows. We favor the peaceful settlement of international differences by arbitration. We commend the vigorous efforts made by the administration to protect American citizens in foreign' lands, and pledge ourselves to insist upon the just and equal protection of all our citizens abroad. It is the unquestioned duty of the government to procure for all our citizens, with out distinct ion, the rights of travel and sojourn in foreign lands. Laws enacted by the Republican party, which the Democratic party failed to enforce, and which were framed for the protection of the public against the unjust discrimination or the illegal encroachment of vast aggregations of capital, have been fearlessly enforced by a Republican President, and new laws insuring reasonable publicity as to the operations of great corporations and providing additional . remedies for the prevention ol' discrimination in freight rates have been passed by a Republican Congress. In this record of achievement during the past year may be read the pledges which the Republican party has fulfilled. We promise to continue those policies, and we declare our constant uiiucjwuvt i-u IUC iunurtiiift JJI liUJjpica. Protection a Cardinal Principle. Protection which guards and develops our industries is a', cardinal policy of the Republican/ ' The ^gsur^ of protection / *'-^s <g? -2- ?3- 'jj* ?i* "??*& AT FORM. | 0 OLD PARTY. 'T' ; r -? -r**- 'T- -?> ~t: n- *r-Is *??** j at least equal the difference in the! cost of production . at home and abroad. "We insist, upon the inainteance of the principle of protection and. therefore, paths of duty should be readjusted only *.vhen conditions have so changed that the public interest demands their alteration, but this work cannot safely be committed to any other hands than those of the Republican party. To intrust it to the Democratic party is to invite disaster, whether, as in 1S02, The Democratic party declares the protective tariff unconstitutional or whether it demands Tariff reform or tariff revision, its real object is always the destruction of rhe protective system. However specious the name, the purpose Is ever the same. A Democratic tariff has always been followed by business adversity, a Republican tariff by business prosperity. Capita I and Labor. Combinations of capital and of labor are the result of the economic movements of the age, but neither must be permitted to infringe upon the rights and interests of the people. Such combinations when lawfully formed, for lawful purposes are alike entitled to the protection of the laws, but .both are subject to the laws, and neither can be permitted to break them. Mc.Kinlev and Roosevelt. The great statesman and patriotic American, William McKinley, who was re-elected by the Republican party to the Presidency four years ago, was assassinated just at. the threshold of his second term. The entire nation mourned his death, and did that justice to his great qualities of mind and character which history will confirm and repeat. The American people were fortunate in his successor, to whom they turned with a trust and confidence which have been fully justified. President Roosevelt brought to the great responsibilities thus sadly forced upon him, a clear head, a brave heart j and earnest patriotism and high ideals I of public duty and public service. True to the principles ot the Republican party and to the policies which j that, party had declared, he has also j shown himself ready for every emergency and has met all vital questions Confidence With the People, with ability and with success. The confidence of the people in his justice, inspired by his public career, 1 enabled him to render nersonallv an inestimable service to the country by bringing about a settlement of the coal strike which threatened such disastrous results at the opening of the winter of 1902. Our foreign policy under his administration lias not only been able, vigorous and dignified, but in the highest degree successful. The complicated questions which arose in Venezuela were settled in such a way by President Roosevelt that the Monroe Doctrine was signally vindicated and the cause of peace I and arbitration greatly advanced.! His prompt and vigorous action in Panama, which we commend in the highest terms, not only secured to us the canal route, but avoided foreign complications which might have been of a very serious character. Ife has continued the policy of President .McKinley in the Orient, and our position in China, signalized by our recent commercial treaty with that Empire, has never been so high. He secured the tribunal by which the vexed and perilous question of the Alaskan boundary was finally settled. Whenever crimes against humanity have been perpetrated which have shocked our people, his protest has been made and our good offices have been tendered, but always with due regard to international obligations. At Peace With the World. Tinder his guidance we find our and never were we more respected, or our wishes more regarded hy foreign nations. Pre-eminently successful in regard to our foreign relations he lias been equally fortunate in dealing with domestic questions. The country has known that the public credit and the national currency were absolutely safe in the hands of his administration. In the enforcement, of the laws, lie has shown not only conservatism, but wisdom which understands that there must be no distinction between rich and poor, between strong and weak, but that justice and equal protection by law to every civilian without regard to race, creed or condition. His administration has been throughout vigorous, honorable, high-minded and patriotic. We commend it without reservation to the considerate judgment of the American people. BBBbb I Mm 1 mfiB POTASH MINES. Thej- Are All 1 o J'rodlln and: Supply lite Entire World. The potasli which is tlus from the royal Prussian mines, located at Strassfurt. ninety miles from Berlin, is the sole source of the world's supply. Before the mines were discovered the best substitute which could be found for the product was wood ash. such as the southern plantations used In the old days for making lye soap. The Prussian mines are twenty-seven in number and were, devoted to the production of salt before rock salt was discovered. When the new variety of salt was given to the world the Prussian mines were temporarily abandoned, and in a few years a search for rock salt was Instituted. The salt was found, but in a badly adulterated condition, and an analysis of the adulterant revealed the fact that it was the most valuable part of the mineral. The potash was at once turned to use as commercial fertilizer. The mines are controlled by a syndicate. They* employ 21,000 men and yield 1.200 car loads a day of potash. Of the entire output 75 per cent is used for agricultural purposes, while the remainder is used for chemical purposes. It is largely utilized in the cyanide process of extracting gold from the ore.?Fouisville Courier-Journal. MILITARY STORIES. A Soltller Who Wan I'ani.shed and a Busier Who Wum Excused. From one of the French naval ports comes an interesting story of an incident which recently occurred there. A general holding a liigli command made bis .appearance suddenly at the barracks of an infantry regiment, which, in obedience to his orders, was promptly drawn up in the yard. Then he explained the reason in a brief address, i r?> said Ihat^as he was walking in the town attired in mufti on the previous day a man belonging to the corps, who was tlie worse for liquor, accosted him rudely and asked him to stand him a drink. "Let him step out of tlie ranks," he concluded. Immediately a bugler emerged and, saluting, said. "It is I, mon general." The incident is characteristic, and apropos,of it we are reminded of such an adventure which befell a certain French marshal. A grenadier who was exasperated at some injustice that had been done him pointed his pistol at the marshal and pulled the trigger, hut it did not go off. Without moving a muscle the veteran cried, "Four days in the cells for keeping your arms In a bad state!" The bugler's honesty can scarcely have failed to be an extenuation of his offense in the eyes of the general. THE WORD "HUSSAR." It Is Hungarian and Originally Meant n Freebooter. Hussar is a Hungarian word meaning originally a freebooter or free lance. These men. strong, active, hardy, accustomed to capture and tame herds of wild horses, were brought into military service by Corvinus. the boy king, in 1442 and became the finest body of light cavalry in the world. The suggested derivation from the Magyar? fv on.1 Of niv frxnex hrvr-cr* man raisetl by twenty families)?is only a fanciful one. The name spread into all armies, and hussars of all nations are distinguished by uniforms of brilliant colors and elaborate ornament. Two characteristics are the dolman and tlie bushy, with its scarlet cloth attachment, a survival of the narrow Magyar bag, which fell over the left shoulder as a protection against sword cuts. The word dragoon was first used of s> regiment of mounted infantry, so called from the dragons or short muskets with which they were armed. The head of a dragon, wrought on the muzzle of the muskets, seemed to spit fire and at one time was depicted on their standard. Peculiar I.nnil Tenure Custom. At Chingford, in Essex, England, an estate is held by a very strange condition. Whenever it passes into new hands the owner, with his wife, manservant and maidservant, comes on horseback to the parsonage and pays his homage by blowing three blasts upon a horn. lie carries a hawk upon his fist and his servant has a greyhound in the slip, both for the use of the rector for that day. lie receives a chicken for the hawk, a peck of oats for his horse and a loaf of bread for his greyhound. After dinner the owner blows three more blasts, and then, with his party, withdraws from the rectory. I'uinter and Tavern Keeper. Mariotto Albertinelli, who lived In the fourteenth century, was a painter who spent much time in endeavoring to produce certain mixtures in oil. He was not very successful and objected so much to the criticism lie received that lie gave up painting and kept a tavern, but his name as a painter still lives, while his tavern keeping j-ecord has passed away. A ScIieniiT Spotted. "The young man talks a great deal about his estates abroad." "Yes," answered Mr. Cumrox, "lie's like one or two others who wanted to marry into the family. He's anxious to trade his Imaginary estate for some of my real estate."?Washington Star. Haven't tVcl "But," said the Englishman, "you have nothing to see over here?nothing in the way of grand old things that have long since fallen into disuse." "We haven't, eh? Wait till I get you a copy of the city ordinances."?Chicago Record-Herald. Some of the hest lots on Fairmont avenue for sale. See H. H. Lanham. ' -r-'-yvCv?V-'k.'; ^ PROFESSIONAL CARDS. ~ ; LAWYERS. JAS. A. MEREDITH, Attorney at Law, * FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office, B. A> Fleming Building. ; JOHN L. LEHMAN, " Lawyer, j FAIRMONT. W. Va. Office. Hall Block. A. O. STANLEY, Attorney at Law, FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office, T. TV. Fleming Building. W. S. MEREDITH, Attorney at Law, FAIRMONT, W. Va. , Office, Hall Block. A. L. LEHMAN, Attorney at Law, FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office, Hall Block. C. H. LEEDS, = Attorney at Law, FAIRMONT, TV. Va. Office, Hall Block. HARRY SHAW, Lawyer, FAIRMONT, TV. Va. Office, Raymond bl'dg., Jefferson St. ETMV SHOWALTER, Attorney at Law, FAIRMONT, TV. Va. Office in TV. A. Fleming Building. C T. N. PARKS, j. Attorney at Law, FAIRMONT, TV. Va. Office Main St., Opposite Court-house. A. S. FLEMING, Attorney at Law, FAIRMONT, W.. Va. Ofnoe. *202 Main Street.. t E. F. HARTLEY, t Attorney at Law, c FAIRMONT, W. Va. t Office, First National Bank Building. ] PHYSICIANS. 1 C. O. HENRY, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office, Second Floor, Hall Block. H. R. JOHNSON, M. D., Practice Limited to the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office, Second Floor, Hall Block. DR. L. B. BURK, Treatment, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. OFFICE, 204 MAIN STREET. Hours?12 to 3 P. M., 7 to 9 P. M. Otherwise by Appointment. > JOHN R. COOK, M. D.' FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office at Hospital. DR. D. L. L. YOST, i Office 225 Jefferson Street. i Residence, new building, Fairmont ave. a DR. V. A. SELBY, FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office in Cunningham Block. E 1 W. C. & JESSE A. JAMISON. Physicians and Surgeons, FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office 30G Main Street. WOMAN'S HOSPITAL, F. W. Hill, M. D.?Corner of Quincy and Jaclcson street. Office Hours: 10 A. M. to 12 M? 7 to 9 P. M. DR. EUGENE W. LOMAX, 312 Main St., Fairmont, W. Va. HOURS?S to 11 A. M-; 2 to 5 P. M.; 6 to 9 P. M. Consolidated 'Phone 331. WEftRE fit, an extremely low pi clean no Dro ttMfl tOfoOt W. S. Tf TRAINS Hauling of all kinds. Movi pianos a sj Residence, 319 Merchant street. Office on Parks avenue, next to fi Skinner's Tavern, Fairmont, "W. Vs. , , - 71 LUCJAN N. YOST, M. D., it Electric Physician and Surgeon. ' City Office Over Mansbach's Store. Hours?10 to 12 A. M., 2 to 4 P. 34., 3 to S P. M. Res. hours?7 to 9 A?., 12 to 2 P. II., 5 to 6 P. sr. DENTISTS. , Dr. A. R. BADGLEY, DENTIST: Vitalized Air Given- for Extraction if Desired. Prices Reasonable. All Work Guaranteed. Dr. J. O. McNEELY, DENTIST. Main Street, FAIRMONT, W. Va. DR. W. J. BOYDSTON, Dental Surgeon. DCice, 107 Main street. Opposite Postoffice. L. G. ici; nrvTTST Porcelain Work a Specialty. Yost Building. OPTICIANS. A. O. & H. H. HEDGES, Jewelers and Opticians, 329 Water Street. Expert Watch and Optical "Work. Over 20 years' experience. VETERINARIAN SURGEON. DR. JAMES E, MAGEE, Veterinarian Surgeon and Dentist. Alice at Chilson & Claytor's Livery Stable. Bell 'Phone 1C4 R. NOTICE. We. the undersigned do hereby tgree to close our Meat Markets at even o'clock. P. M., every evening in he week, Saturday excepted, until Ocober 1st. and for any violation or his agreement we forfeit the sum of 1100.00 in cash to be divided among wlir* llPVO l.-ont rRoir o o-?*oc.Tvi/-,Ttt 'liis agreement to take effect Wedlesdav, June 22, 1904. Wisman & Hall. W. J. Right, Jr., & Co. Morgan & Husteacl. Raybould & Son. , J. 17. Wise & Co. A. A. Hays. T. B. Clayton. Thos. S. .Manley. M. G. Hoffman. G. 1ST. Welsh. Quitman Hood. B. H. Ringer & Co. ONLY $1.00 TO WHEELING || \r.d Return, Sunday, June 26, via Baltimore &. Ohio Railroad. Tickets sold for special train leavng Fairmont at 7:55 A. 11. Retaining, special train will leave Wheeling: tt C: 00 P. II. 8 Some nice lots on Hamilton Hill .for gj :ale, at a good bargain. H. H. Lan- ? lam. x M , '1 FAIRMONT, W. VA. HAVING 1 i Sale on TS =>iro Thic Fcalo Ic ti> I IUO. 1 IIId 0U1O Id l)U I iK6n StOGK, Come and tandall & Co., i outfitters. 1 i ah n c lu/virid, 5FER. ; ing household goods and secialty. Bell 'Phone?Residence, 340 ; Of? ce, 8. Consolidated. 'Phone?Residence,, 5, Office, 1Q0."