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HRH^HKse year
HBKTy, six months - 2 00
^^^^^aily, three months 100
mf?- Weekly, one year 1 00
. . Weekly, six months 50
The West Virginian, Daily and
Weekly, is entered in the Postoffice at
Fairmont, IV. Va., as second-class mail
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For Congress,
5 : B. B. DOVEXER.
r. For State Senator.
. For Judge of Circuit Court,
'/ For House of Delegates.
i'\ JAMES 15. FOX,
For SlierilT,
For Prosecuting Attorney,
For County Commissioner,
For County Surveyor,
For Assessor, Eastern district,
For Assessor. Western district,
The Republican party of Marion
g . county doesn't fear the Democracy
O or any other hind of opposition since
it has full power and dominion over
jrf the ballot-boxes and election mapi
chinery.?West Virginian.
L Our neighbor?the Times?is pubjp
lishing the above in hold, black type.
L It is welcome to it if it affords it any
|f consolation. Of course, it couldn't
C afford to publish the sentence . that
;; followed it in the West Virginian,
if which was: "It was these things, and
f not the Democrats, that kept our
party underneath for a long term of
|U years."
C The Times thinks that because we
make mention of the fact that we
have control of the ballot boxes and
f election machinery we are going to
C _ elect our ticket by the use of them rei
gardless of how the people may vote.
C Everybody but the Times knows we
? -. mean nothing of the kind. What we
nnri what we oroDose to keep
1 before the public is that the Democrats
are no longer in a position to
steal from us?to change the result
of an election after they have found
that they were beaten at the jtolls?
a thing they have done right along
for more than a decade. We have no
thought of resorting to their tactics.
Our majority is too large and overpowering
for such a thing to suggest
itself. It certainly must be gratifying
to all Republicans to know that
we won't have to guard the returns
in the vaults of the Court-house any
more, and it must be also gratifying,
to them to know that their votes
will be counted as cast.
Immediately after the adjournment
of the Republican National convention
yesterday the new National committee
met and elected as its chairman
the Hon. Geogre 15. Cortelyou.
Secretary of Labor and Commerce.
This was in accordance with the
I wishes of President Roosevelt. Mr.
Cortelyou has grown into prominence
very rapidly. He entered the government
service under the first administration
of President Cleveland, passing
the civil service examination. He
had just left college. It is said that
he was then a Democrat, or was reared
in a Democratic family. If this
be true it seems that he early recov
p-"\ ered from his voutniui political mmady,
as President McKinley made
him his private secretary and PresiH^^^dent
Roosevelt die: likewise, finally
^^^^Binviting him into his cabinet as Sec tetary
of Labor and Commerce. Mr.
^m^^Kortelyou seems to be a young man of
^Breat capabilities, and knowing this
^^^^HHresident Roosevelt recommended
Him as a man well fitted to manage
is campaign, hence his election to
Hp chairmanship.
^^H^^^Hllharles S. Dice, of Lewisburg,
henbrier county, is in our city. Mr.
a Republican and a candidate
Bfe^pfSce of Attorney General.
in the practice of the
^k^tVilliams, of Lewisburg,
^ gnost lawyers of the
member of the
report has
"i'-'? - A^vir. Wil.;
" .:\ . . * - Nyf our
Mb v
^^BHKnore Sun, although a
^^ ^^lyemocratic paper, sees some
things 1n our Xational platform,
and admits that it Is forcefully
written. It talks mainly in a humorous
way about it as follows:
The platform adopted by the Republican
National convention has one undeniable
merit, from a non-partisan
viewpoint?it is compact and it. is
iorceiuny vvijiicu. u?jiiochu??vV i i
is readable and intelligible. The j
spirit of the platform is "claim every- j
thing." That spirit pervades every j
sentence. Everything good which j
Uncle Sam possesses was the gift of
the Republican party. Every evil
which has befallen him since the birth
of that party in 1830 was the product
of the two Democratic administrations
since 1SC0. That is the platform in
a nutshell. It "claims everything"
that has been a benefit to the nation?
and many -people, without investigation,
v.-il2 accept the claim as well
founded. That is the American way
in politics.
Politicians are not consumed with
modesty. They were not born to
blush unseen or to hide their light
under a bushel. They love to thinh
well of themselves. They love to
chant, their own praises, even when
their deserts are net so great as they
! M.U T...O ,1L. ft, c\ Po.
imagine. i iiy iiiriii >? iiw ^-.v. publican,
platform upon the assumption
that statesmen always tell the
truth and always have a modest estimate
of their own virtues may well
believe thai; the Republican party, as
pictured in its declaration of principles.
is the noblest, purest, mast highminded,
most efficient and most unselfish
organization which has ever
blessed an unworthy world. Within
two weeks the Democratic National
convention will meet at St. Louis,
and then we shall have this superlatively
excellent organization painted
in entirely different colors. The
country will then be informed?as It
is informed at regular quadrennial
periods?that the political organization
which is responsible for most
of the nation's ills is the Republican
party But why anticipate? Sufficient
unto the day is .the platform
thereof. We know now, on the highest
Republican authority, that all that
keeps the Republican party from
translation to a better world as a reward
for its goodness is the certain
ty tnat ll it were iemuveu me cuuutry
would go to the dogs under the
sway of the wicked and inefficient
The two most interesting pledges
in the Chicago" platform relate to the
tariff and the trusts. On the queston
of tariff reduction this assurance
is given:
"Rates of duty should be readjusted
only when 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 trust it to the Democratic
party is to invite disaster."
In respect to curbing the big industrial
and railroad trusts the platform
sets forth that?
"Combinations of capital and of labor
are the results of the economic
movement of the age, but neither
must be permitted to infringe upon
the rights and interests of the people.
Such combinations, when law- i
fully formed for lawful purposes, are
alike entitled to the protection of the j
laws, but both are subject to the
laws, and neither can be permitted
to break them."
The Republican party in these declarations
says nothing which is calculated
to strain its relations with the
protected industries and the trusts.
Nobody in Wall street will be frightened
by its benevolent platitudes.
The party, on the showing made in its
platform, is so truly good that the
American people cannot help keeping
it in power. If, however, it
should find it necessary to make
friends o-f the "Mammon of Unrighteousness"
there is nothing in its outgivings
about the trusts and the tariff
which should make the aforesaid
Mammon feel lukewarm or resentful.
It is a very adroit platform, as well
as a very self righteous one.
The West Virginian is coming in
for many compliments on its complete
report of the National convention at
Chicago. The West Virginian contained
more convention news than
any paper outside of the larger cities.
We gave Mr. Root's great speech, delivered
on assuming the position of
temporary chairman; Governor
Black's speech nominating Roosevelt;
part of Senator Dolliver's speech
nominating Senator Fairbanks for
Vice-President; Governor Pennypacker's
speech in full seconding the nomination.
In addition to the speeches,
we had the platform complete, convention
proceedings in detail and
many selected clippings from the
best papers obtainable. These full
reports are something new for the
people of Fairmont although there
had been a daily paper here^for over
*" - wears prior to the West Virginian
s appr,?.y,ce. We are' giving the
KOOPle ot ^is c0mn^unlty a paper of
gy^miieh larger might ieel
.Can Begin to FjgUre.
The Democracy can now begin -to
figure up its election minority.?
Grafton Sentinel.
Chance For Prohibitionists.
With the Republicans scrapping
among themselves an<l the Democ:
racy asleep, there really Is a show for
the Prohibitionists in West Virginia.
? w neeinxg 1 cichi di;n.
Will See to It.
Judge Parker may be nominated
over the protest of the Bryanites, but
they will see to it in November that
he doesn't come within shouting distance
of the White House.?Parkersburs
The Jim Crow Issue.
We appreciated that the Democracy
of West Virginia would be exceedingly
hard up for an issue in the coming
campaign, but were hardly ready to
believe that they would stake their
success or failure on the Jim Crow
car issue.?Charleston Mail.
Didn't Consult Them.
Some of our Democratic contemporaries
are continually finding things
under Mr. Roosevelt's administration
-of which they do nor. approve. The
President has doubtless been hasty in
thus plunging ahead in his oflicial
ace; regardless of Democratic editorial
advice.?IMiilippi Republican.
Will Come to Fairmont.
The people of Fairmont are putting
forth commendable efforts to eel
ebrate the glorious Fourth in proper
style this year. Two big celebrations
in towns no farther apart than Morgan
[own and ottr energetic neighbor
up the river would hardly be proper.
So otir people will probably not plan
any celebration of their own, but will
accept the hospitality of Fairmont's
good people.?Slorgantown Chronicle.
A thing transpired yesterday at
Morgantown which deserves more
than a passing notice. The State Educational
Association passed into the
hands of Democrats, hook, bob and
sinker. Jack Wilkinson, who does
John T. McGraw's dirty work in his
campaigns and who uses his position
with the American Book Company to
give him prestige with school boards
in the selection of teachers, is now
President of the State Association.
For years he has been secretary and
* 1. nf fVioir inhc; ha VP
LtJcHJIlCl O, anaiu v/t - - straightway
fallen down and v.'or- j
shipped him. Not satisfied with that
power he yesterday had himself selected
as president, and another Democrat,
of his kind, appointed secretary.
This is how it was done. Professor
Miller, State Superintendent
and until yesterday president of the
Association, appointed a committee
on selection of officers for the ensuing
year. Some members of that committee
were unavoidably absent when
the committee met. Senator Carrigan
and Prof. U. S. Fleming were the
two Republicans absent. It was then
| the Democrats got in their work and
now the Association has a Deraocrat|
ic President, a Democratic Secretary,
| and a Democratic Treasurer. When
I it came to the adoption of the report,
I Professor Frank B. Trotter objected,
I saying he believed the movement was
! unconstitutional, hut the members not
realizing The scheme, let the matter
go through. Many objections are being
heard on every side notv, but it
is too late. The scheme worked and
the West Virginia Educational Association
is now a Democratic organization.
The Morgantown Chronicle says:
" ' In electing .Mr. Wilkinson president,
the Association departed from
precedent of long standing. It has always
been the custom to elect the
State Superintendent of Schools to
this position. But there seemed to
the committee on nominations some
good reasons for departing from this
The good reason is that two Demo
crats, JacK \\ iiKinson auu juc
wanted to have charge of the organization.
A representative of the West Virginian
spent a few hours yesterday
in thai intellectual center of the State,
the beautiful and hospitable city familiarly
known as the "Athens of
West Virginia." It is indeed a rare
treat to spend even a few hours
where such a feast of good things
is free to all comers. Few people
realize what a real uplift to the whole
State the University is, and to our
way of thinking the summer term is
the best of all for the general good.
Public school teachers, Sunday school
workers and people interested in education
generally, get great inspiration
by listening to the magnificent
addresses given by the very able men
who attend these meetings. It is at
such gatherings that the people from
all over the State form valuable acquaintances
and get .nobler inspirations.
Long live the West Virginia
University and more power be to its
summer term.
The : Second Vpyagc of Colnmbuo
. Cave-It Public A-ty.
The first notice of iriflln rubber dates
back. 500 years, when Ilerrera,.a Spanish
historian, during the second voyage
of Columbus, saw that "the natives ofHaiti
played with balls made of the
gum of a tree, which were lighter and
bounced better than the wind balls of
In a record published In Madrid. 1015, ,
we are told: "There Is a tree which the J
Indians call ulerjuahulti. very high,
with round, ashy gray leaves. It yields
a milky substayeo, thick and gummy.
In great abundance, which is collected
and allowed to settle in Ailabnshes and j
?r,1 cnffenol in llOt Water Or
smeared over tlie body and rubbed off
when sufficiently dry'*
Even at- that c-arly date Spaniards
used the juice of the ule tree to waterproof
their cloaks.
The first accurate account of these
gum elastic or caoutchouc trees was
furnished by La Condamine, who was j
sent in 173.1 by tlie French government
to measure an arc of the meridian near
It was introduced into Europe as a
drug about 1730, and some fifty years I
later was used commercially as rubber j
for pencil marks and to waterproof
clothing. 1
A 3*!:ai: t Tliat Huh tlie Power of Purlfyiiip;
Sauulii]^ Water.
There is a plant growing in the
southern waters of the United Strttes
which possesses the singular proper- p
ty of being able to render the most im- j
pure standing water perfectly healthy.
The people ol* Louisiana and Mississippi
call it the water lotus. 1
- - " t c-;-7n rvf t
It CO II-SI SIS OI It'll". I.t) UKUUL mv; oi?.
the head of a r?i11 Ji?<l roots so fine as a
to escape notice save under a micro- h
soopic inspection. Where it gi*ows at e
all. it covers the water and to the c
ual observer looks like a coating of j
green scum. Tlie flowers and seeds
are microscopic, so that its appearance
in any given locality is not readily ac- 5
counted for, but wherever it does ap- ?=
pear the water beneath is always fit a
to drink. f
So marked is this property tliat faan- v
Hies using the. water from bayous c
whore the lotus is abundant are known >
to have better general health than c
those taking their drinking water from c
places where the lotus is not found. It
Is often transplanted- into ponds, bayous
and lakes, spreads with wonder- f
ful rapidity and never fails to do its *
work well.?St. I^ouis Globe-Oemocrat. t
The IliMtoryr o"f HowpitalN DeRlns ^
With <he First Century.
The temple at Epidaurus was founded
by Antoninus Fius at the end of the ^
first century A. D. In honor of JEscu- t
I lapius. Homer's blameless physician. ^
Beyond the sacred inclosure was a t
building for the reception of the sick c
and dying, which Strabo describes as e
a place renowned for the cure of all
diseases, always full of invalids and
containing votive tablets descriptive of
About 3S0 A. E>. a hospital was found- (
cd by Valens and richly endowed by T
liini at Ctesarea, and another at Rome *
by Pabiola, a wealthy Roman widow,
for the reception of the sick poor.
Basil is said by Gregory, the pres- j
byter, to have built a large hospital
for lepers with money collected for the '
purpose. The Hotel Dieu in Paris. I
founded in the seventh century, and {
two founded in 10S0 by Banfranc, .
archbishop of Canterbury, were both *
connected with monastic establish- <*
ments. Bartholomew's, 1547. and St.
Thomas', 1353. are the oldest hospitals
in London .and were both originally teligious
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Omens In Ten. ]
When the tea is made and the lid of j
the teapot is forgotten for a minute or two
it is a sure sign that some one will 3
drop in for the meal. Two spoons put i
by chance into the saucer of a maid j
or a bachelor denote that lie or she will
be married within a year. Putting
erbam into your tea before you sweeten
it will bring you love troubles. A .
tea stalk floating in a girl's teacup is a ,
"beau." She should stir her tea brisli.
4.1.^ iinriirht in I I
ly anci lucu uvn.1 ?.?. v, ..j.^_4?? ?
the center. If the "beau" be attracted
toward the spoon and cling: to it a gen- ;
tletnan visitor may be expected some ,
time that evening. If, however, the
"beau" goes to tlie side of the cup the
visitor will not come that day.
MeHNnsos of War.
Among the natives of Australia
notched and carved sticks are used for :
messages. For instance, a piece of J
wood carried from one village to another
with straight and curved lines
cut upon it is a message of war and :
means: "There is a fight on hand.
Fetch your spears and boomerangs."
The North American Indians utilized
wampum belts from time immemorial
for lllce purposes. The arrangement of j
the different colored beads conveyed
the signification desired. *
Plnytxicr Safe.
"Look here, sir! You have been calling
on my daughter every night for the
past six months!"
"But I can't afford to get marrieu,
sir, and if I call on any other girl I'm
afraid I might fall in love with her."?
Smart Set.
Whnt Dirt She MeanT
Alice?Yes, I accepted George at
once. I knew when he proposed to me
he was wholly unselfish. Bertha?Oh, 1
nobody could ever have any doubt
about that!?Boston Transcript.
The easiest way to get aloog with,
same people is to let them think thej
are right.?Atchison Globe.
Special low pricgfn~{j all Trimmed
Hats at The E jl- -. x-;
Geo. M. Jacobs' Bio
Pass Not By Us Until You Try Us.
American plate mirrors, in highly
polished oak stained frames, l!,i
to 2 inch frame. This is by far
the cheapest line of mirrors in the
town; 5x7 inch. 3c; 0x8 inch, 10c;
7x0 inch. 14c; SxlO inch. 15c; 9x12
inch, 24c; 10%xl43/? inch, 2Sc;
10x17 inch. 35c; 12x1$ inch 4S
Joys' "Brownie" overalls; buy your
boy a pair and turn him out and
let him enjoy himself; plain or
striped, per pair, only 24 i
Joys' waists, up from 19 j
Joys' shirts, nice line, up from.. 19 J
Joys' suspenders, per pair 05 J
lien's good gray mixed work socks, j
per pai r 05 ;
ti,.-. ?nvs i Professor
Periling talked to it. It savs: "Prof.
Fleming when seen by the Free Press
aid very plainly that he knew noth
ng of the scheme for him to come j
iere." Of course he doesn't know !
nything of the "scheme" for there j
sn't any. There is simply an honest i
ffort on foot to get a really able and j
apable man as superintendent of the i
Fairmont schools and incidentally, I
larentlieticallv and politically we j
irefer a Republican. The West Vir- [
rinian also saw Professor Fleming !
nd he said that he would not say beore
there was a vacancy what he
vould do, if .'there was one. Of
nurse that would be unprofessional,
fow listen! Professor Fleming will
ome to Fairmont as superintendent
if the public schools if the Board of
education asks him to do so. He will
ome for a lower salary than he gets
n Parkersburg. He can afford to do
hat on account of his owning proprty
here, and having many interests
n town. It is up to the Board of Edication
to 3Srst declare a vacancy and ;
hen the if ay will be clear. The peo>le
are for Professor Fleming and he
vould like to come. He didn't sayhat,
but we do and say it advisedly.
i"he West Virginian's first object is
o rid the public of partizan Demo:rats
and we propose to work to that
:nd until it is accomplished.
Buried This Morning.
Dominick Gelula, the Italian who
lied at Cook's Hospital yesterday,
vas buried in Holy Cross cemetery
.his morning'.
You'll like it. Others do. Hall's
ce cream. x
Do You Enow What We Want?
Several Short "Ads." at
One Cent Per Word.
FOR RENT?Furnished rooms. Ap- !
ply 325 Walnut avenue.
FOR REX'T?A few choice oiiice !
rooms in the new Peoples Bank build j
inc. Annly at the Peoples Bank.
For Sale.
Choice building lots on /irginis
avenue and Sixth street. Apply E<i
win Robinson, Gas Office.
FOR RENT?A number of fine office
rooms for rent in the Geo. M. Jacobs
building, Monroe street. Inquire of
Geo. M. Jacobs, County Clerk's office.
Only livery business in town of
1,000. Cleared C5 per cent, last year.
Address Box 113, Elltins, W. Va. x
FOR RENT?Two nice rooms with
bath, gas and electric light. Call at
123 Jackson street.
WANTED?A. woman cook and dining
room girl. Apply New Central
FOR RENT?Seven room house with
bath and all modern conveniences, on
Ninth street, between Gaston and
Fairmont avenues. Apply at 900 Fairmont
FOR SALE?Two hydraulic barber
chairs. Loyal Bennett, 121 Main St.
WANTED?Girl to do general house
work. Apply 127 Maple avenue.
NOTICE?I still have a few very
pretty hats and flowers on hand and
i will sell them for less than cost.
Mrs. Laura J. Frazer; 423 Jackson
FOR SALE?One good Davenport bed,,
some pillows, one feather bed and
some carpet. Will sell cheap. Mrs.
Laura Frazer, 423 Jackson street.
FOR RENT?Two cottage houses, almost
new. Apply to P. B. Swearingen,
sheriff's oflice.
ck, Monroe Street.
, 1504.
Men's fancy dress socles, a nobby f.
one, 2 pair for .25. i
Bone collar buttons, per dozen OS aS
Plated collar buttons, all styles, 5
each -01 & fl
Xiee line cuff buttons, per pair?Ifc ff H
See our line of Eeauty Pins, 6 for.-OS | BE
Toilet soap, good selection, per I I
Shaving soap, cake ...OS.
Superior pearl buttons, any size, < ?
per dozen 0?- ( i '
Vegetable graters. half round ' )
sheet, wire frame Of.
Step ladilers, well made, 4 foot 5)
Men's worlt shirts, up front 2f J
10c sponges, good size,-our price. ..05- - J i
Baltimore & Ohio R. L 1
The "Nation's Highway" '
and "Shortest Route"
ST. LOUIS. ' t
Vestibuled throughout with.
Pullman Sleeping Cars, f < j
Observation Cars and Dining Cars, . j
rtioan Ananh F Yrnrsinns.
vnuup vuuun knvui c/iuti. i
E,verij Tuesdau in Jute
Very Low Rates. j
Ask ticket agents for Description /
World's Fair folder, boarding-bouse,
and hotel booklet, guide maps and;
full information.
.... ? ' J
- Of West Virginia.
(Late West Virginia Conference Seminary.)
1. Preparatory Course in Coratwa j
Branches. - 1
2. Seminary Courses leading to Diplomas,
Classical, Literary, Scientific^
Xormal, Engineering, Music, Oratory.
Art, Business.
3. College Courses leading to Degrees
in Arts. Literature, Science, Ed- j
gineering. Music. " j
4. Part Courses in either Department.
( J
r ?n. TtjJKl- ) fl
ness, School of Art, School of Oratory-.. ' )
ii. Spacious Campus, Strong- Faculties,
Modern Conveniences, High Mor- / ' j
al and Social Requirements. U j
T. The School of the- People?Fall IS j
Term opens September 14th; "Winter f
Term January 3d"; ' Spring Terra-. j j
March 15th. Please observe changes' J J
in opening of terms?Send for large Yl
catalogue, free, to lj'
President J. Wier, A
Buckhannoii, W. Va.
To Be Held at East Park Grove ore
July Fourth. /
Arrangements are being madje for Y ,
an old-time "Fourth" in East Pari - |
grave (First ward). A fine program _
is being prepared and will be published
The different churches are interested,
and a fine time is assured. Cheap
hack rates will be offered by our gen- ..
erous liverymen, and nothing will beleft
undone to afford pleasure and
amusement for people of all ages. Let
every patriotic citizen join this move- /
ment, and help teach the rising generation
what July Fourth stands for. .1
Committee?F. P. Kelley, Marvin D- j
Boland, F. W. Kahrl, J. A. Swiger, "W.
l. -Menear, itay wotueri, u. j. ncuiing,
Guy Hammers, Frank Dicker-son, . Jj
George Morrow.
Governor Nash Better.
COLUMBUS, Olrio, - June 24.?For |
the first time in two weelts. Dr. "Wrl- u
son, ex-Governor Nash's physician,. fi
last night held out some hope that?" ' ? \
his patient may recover completelyfrom
his present illness. .
Governor Nash insists that he will
walk from his home to the polls?today
to vote at a local option election.
Churchill Will Visit America. J
LONDON, June 21.?"Wins tort V
Churchill's health Is most unsatistac- -
tory and his doctor has ordered mum
to take a three months' rest. He xrffl
go to America for a trip lasting until
the reopening of Parliament.

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