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! House Furnislilno Go. 1
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^ We are rrot selling out, but we are simply selling ^ i
^ cheaper as is our custom. ^ ; *
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n nr__i OS IS ?? A.! !
doss nasiiers, jj./o up. t
Go Carts, $4.00 up. t
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| Refrigerators from most any price |
t up. We especiaily invite yonr atten- t
t tion to our bed room suits, flu oak %
24x30, Devel mirror in dresser, for
$20. Tills suit is a daroain. We in
^ nitrk nmi tn nnp ctnpo tn Innk fhpnnnh ^
^ VILO UUU bU UUl C5UU1 u l)U IUUIV Ulll uuyn
our different departments all teeming i
with bargains.
Decorative palms, five leaf, only
^ 35 cents. <$.
J Our China department is a rev- J
elation.
o Don't fail to pay us a visit. * 1
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All R If II f .
j ..uvoi uii)U? :
: House Furnishing co.:;
;; Cunningham Bldg. - W. H. Billingslea, ivlgr. .
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Baltimore & Ohio R. R. % ^ ^ KNIGHT The
"Nation's Hiohwau" 4' nnium. &
and "Shortest Route" + 0ur July Discount Sale * ,
1U i tlXa _
1AFARI BYQ FAIR 4* starts to-day. T !
?IUIV1_U <U ... ...
st. louis.- * 20 per cent, off .
THREE, THROUGH TRfllNSlDftlLY #
Vestibuled throughout with
Cbservation Cars and Dining.Cars. t Wall Paper, Window f '
SEASON, Sir I^ShadesJaod Room"* f
and FIETEEN-DAY ^ MoldlllgS. X
EXCURSION TICKETS * A m Elwht i
ON SALE. y A.|Jn.iKlNI(llll, <f
Giicap 6oa6H Excursions ^ i
Every Tuesday in June ^/rJacobsfBlock, Monroe^St. :
Very Low Rates. Consolidated^ Phone, 157. ^
Ask ticket agents for Description %' ? ? ? v. < . -e. v. * ? *5?
"World's Pair folder, boarding-house ~i" "i" '( ~i*' ~l T* ~i'~ T" f T
and hotel booklet, guide maps and ;
full information.
Webster -Springs Mineral Water. 1 #SSts
< Call on the Fairmont Bottling Company,
Jackson street, F. & M. 'plxone EMr
1S5, for Webster Springs Salt Sul- Jj W
phur Water. Can furnish by the hot- jfir ? jfflp ffljB
tie or case.. B. D. Hutchinson," gen- f|_??f5jT~
era! agent. x j'
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People Appreciate
B The little extra style and artis1
? B *'c design that Is contained in
Standard for 1J years. | our Wooden Mantels and
The roofing which hsa |J FirepLaoe goods. We invite
proved that it can re- | you to oome tn and look over
1 5151 tae. sreaiesi ex- our sbook ana give us your
B trernes of weather and ?
faotory ooaiitioas. Ab- H opinion about it. *?e Invite
& solutaiy waterproof. Kg Criticism but are not getting
Soma for samples. 1 it. This faot proves that our
Keiloy Bros., Fairmont. | Marrtela, TOe and Fireplaces
I. IS are of the desirable kind.
'i!la^Bn_BBOnralia!Kw' Look at them before you are
- quite ready.
Mrs. B. A. BBoOartney,
... _ If . W. A. MOORBHBAD,
Ladies Tailoring.
Gentieaaen's Cleaning and Repairing. : " ~
'Cheapest price for high grade Tailoring. Some of the best lots on Fairmont
Third Root, Carr Boil ding. avenue for sale. See H. H. Lanham.
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' ?THE" RUBBA MilMMA. r
ine of (he Qeecr Sc^mtltlonM of the *
Went InAlea.
One of the queerest of the many
lueer superstitions lit the Vfest Indies c
3 that of the "Kubba Mummn.-' or IIver
mother, of Jamaica. While the c
olored jteoph? laugh to scorn the idea
f ocean mermaids, many of thorn tirin- c
y believe that water n.vmphs inhabit
very fountain head of the mountain ''
treams. which are so numerous in '
heir island. : 1
In the old slavery.days the sources "
f such streams were worshiped and 1
acrilices offered to the "lluliba Mum-na."
The slaves on the plantations '
ised to persuade their overseers or '
uasters to sacrifice an ox at the foun- s
ain head of the stream which turned '
he wlieol of t!>e sugar mill. so that t
irought might be averted. Unless the 0
'Uublxi Mumma" was propitiated, the c
.laves contended, she would not send ^
iown enough water to turn the lain,
in most of the sugar estates a ha!- c
ock was annually killed for this par- n
)ose. e
The "Rubba llumnia" is still believ- 11
si In, and in time of drought the peas- 1
ints still sacrifice a font or a chicken '
o her. She is said to lie marvelously (
xxiutiful, with a lily white slciti. long ?
jlack hair and soft blue eyes. She 0
lomes out of the waiter at uoon.ev?ry
day, sits down on a rock in the
stream and combs her raven tresses,
[f any Peeping Tom sees her and their 1
lyes meet he is blasted upon the spot,
nut if she does not happen to see liim
t is all right. I
Food is socnetimes taken to the river 0
lead and left there for the "Rubba c
Mumma." The natives 'will not eat I
ihe fish erf the rivers which she in- 1
labits, foe they are supposed to lie her I
ihildren. It is said that wherever the i
iver nymph resides, provided the foun- 1
lain is deep and blue, there Is a table I
)f pure gold at which she dines. It is t
in enchanted table, and at "sun hot"
,'noon) It rises for a moment above the '
surface of the water and quickly sinks I
igaln. I
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MARRIAGE MUSINGS.
i
The honeymoon sometimes reaches I
Its last quarter. v
Marriage Is woman's sphere and v
man's hemisphere. 0
To the altar may be only fifty feet. ?
Prom it may be fifty years. r
Some husbands are known by the *
teys they are allowed to keep. |
Love lights life's pathway, hut for g
practical pttrposes the gas stove has
tdvanta ges.
it does not add to the joys of the
svedding trip to recall that there are ^
ao Pullmans on the suburban schedules.
The word "obey"' sounds well In the i
ceremony. There Is always plenty of (
Hme afterward for laughing at the ]
Joke. c
Relatives sit in the front pews at the t
ceremony, on the front porch in sum- i
titer and in judgment on the bride and [
;room throughout the year.?Philadel- <
?hla Post. <
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Japanese ^nBgriers. j
The most graceful and at the same
time the most undoubtedly genuine :
performances seem to be those of the ;
Japanese Jugglers. Their pbarapher- <
[lalla is of the slightest, consisting
chiefly of a top and some paper but- 1
:erflies. An eye-witness thus describes them:
"He took an ordinary boy's top i
md spun it in the air, then threw the 1
5nd of the string back toward it with i
such accuracy that it was caught up 1
ind wound Itself all ready for the i
second cast. By the time it had done <
this it had reached his hand and was
ready for another spin." The paper
butterflies he made by help of a fan
to alight wherever lie wished. The i
spectator requested that one might be ?
made to settle on each ear of the jug- i
gler. "Gentle undulations of the fan [
waved them ' slowly to the required t
point and there left tliem comfortably i
settled."?London News. 1
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Icon Sn"bject?. X
Icons' may represent anything from ^
the figure of a saint to a historical 3
scene, such as a martyrdom. Often t
they take the form of a diptych or a 1
triptych or a [x>l3*pt3Tch crowded with i
mgular or diminutive figures of saints 3
?-("in>-r> e/vmpq fpnm the life of the I
Virgin or some other Biblical person- 1
age. From tire number of scenes con- t
tained in these objects the peasants 1
aime to call them "churches," for there
were not more pictorial representations
within the church Itself. Such icons
may be of brass or of carved boxwood, 1
being sometimes ornamented with en- <
amels. f
Durability of Ivory. t
The durability of Ivory is proved by 1
the fact that billiard balls, which for 1
the sake of curiosltj- have been made 1
if well preserved mammoth ivory an- I
doubtedly many thousand years old, i
were playod with for several months ?
by experienced players without Its being
noticed that the balls were not
made of fresh ivory. Mammoth ivory
ls, as a rule, not as tough as fresh '
Ivory.
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Source of Discontent.
"Then you don't believe in higher ed- ucatlon
for women?"
"Certainly not. I think It's a shame
to even teach 'em how to read. If a
woman couldn't read the bargain ad- 1
vertisements slie wouldn't be so unhap- i
py over the lots of things she can't af- 1
ford to buy."?Catholic Standard and 1
Tiroes. 1
The Sweetest Word*.
A magazine writer wants to know
what are the fonr sweetest words in I
the English language. Some would '
say, "Here, take this money."?Somer- 1
vllle Journal. .1
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I have some fine lots In Morrow
Place yet. H. H. Bantam. x
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A VERS.',Ttb2 r.^-UCf.
i'evr ThingTN That Gr<nv Capable of
So JIany Lhcs ha Corn. .
Probably few thlugS- that grow are
a p able of so in any uses or are lis coup
tletely used as corn. The grain Is
tsed for food both for human beings
.ml cattle, while the stalks are used as
nttle feed. The pith of the-cornstalks
3 used in the munufaetv'ro of smol:.*ess
ix>wder, in the manufacture of
iigh grade varnish and in.the man::acta
re of paper. The woody port ions
re used in the manufacture of a cheap
inality of paper.
As a food corn is supplied in many
onus. The most Uimiliar are as meal,
lominy and grits. Practically all the
tnroh that is used in the United States
3 made from corn. Immense cyan miles
are also used in the manufacture
f glucose. which, among other things,
nters largely into the manufacture of
>eer as a substitute for malt.
A large quantity of corn is used antually
in the manufacture of whisky,
ml nearlv lo.000.000 bushels are used
very year in the manufacture of eoogne
spirits ainl alcohol. Even in the
nanufacture of these products nothing
s lost. The glutinous and other residues
in the manufacture of starch,
tlucoso, whisky and alcohol are used
s cattle feed.
THE GLUTEUS MAXIMUS.
t Is tl*e Stroiiffesf Slnsclo In tlio Human
llody.
The strongest muscle in the human
>ody is the gluteus maximus. Hardly
l movement of the lower extremities
an be made without bringing it into
>lay, but its chief duty is to balance
he pelvis 011 the head of the thigh
>one. It assists in carrying the leg forvnrd
and outward in walking, and
vithout its aid any movement of the
>ody from the hips would be impossi>le.
As it is the strongest, so is it also the
argest muscle we possess. In the full
jrown man It can exert a force of 110
?ounds to the square inch of its section
n the thickest part.
Another strong muscle, which is sitlated
In the calf of the leg. is capa>le
of sustaining seven times the
veight of the body. The great tendon
vhich is inserted in tbe lieel bone, calld
tendon achilles, is also of singular
itrengtli. When removed from tlie
>ody, it has sustained a weight of
:,000 pounds, yet sometimes by the
udden action of the muscles of the
alf, to which it belongs, it has been
napped across.
PERMANENT MAGNETS.
rhe Simplest Way of MnjametSzin*? it
Bur of Steel.
The simplest way of magnetizing a
jar of steel is that known as "single
oucli." The bar to be magnetized is
aid on the table and the pole of a powerful
magnet is rubbed from ten to
:wenty times along its length, always
n the same direction. If the north
jole of tlie magnet is emplo3*etI the end
>f the bar first touched will also become
a north pole, while the opposite
?nd, at which the magnet is lifted before
returning, will be a south pole.
There are other and more complicated
nethods. known as "divided touch"
md "double touch." in which two and
?ven four magnets are employed.
A steel bar can also be magnetized
jy placing itSvithin a coil of insulated
wire, through which a galvanic current
s circulating. The magnetism induced
? -m-oT i>/-vix-r>v-4->r. is weak com
lared with that which can ho procured
f the same strength of current is emiloj-ed
through the intervention of an
dectro-magnet.
"Hamlet" at Elalnora.
Shakespearean commentators have
vondered why the poet placed the
scenes of "Ilamlet" at Elsinore, in the
sland of Zealand, whereas the Danish
irince lived and died in Jutland. But
:he municipal authorities at Elsinore
liscovered in their archives that an
English company was acting in their
own in loST or 15SS, and among the
lames of the actors are several of those
,vho were acting with Shakespeare in
London in 15S9. Obviously these ncors
must have talked about their adventures
in Denmark, and so Shakespeare
Incline well acquainted with
Slsinore and when he wrote "Ilamlet"
laturally placed the scene in a place
vhlcli he knew by description rather
ban in a place of which he knew netting
The General Utility ConHul.
In those larger towns in Turkey
vhere England is represented by a
ronsul that official is looked upon as a
>ort of court of appeal by Christians.
Yrmenians, Bulgarians, Macedonians
ind oven jews, wuo i..
(ever hoard an English word spoken,
vill appeal to the British consul when
n difficulties, and he rarely refuses
lis kind offices. In ordinary cases his
inofficial hacking of the "giaours" Is
'ffectlve.
CnrloMity.
"Professor," said Mrs. Noozey to the
;ranky old professor of archaeology,
'what do you consider the most curi>us
thing you ever saw?"
"Woman ynquestionably," he replied.
-Philadelphia Ledger.
Moonnlilne.
An old lady, having been told of the
heory of the moon being Inhabited,
emarked, with emphasis: "Nonsense!
What becomes of the people when
here Is nothing but a little streak of
t left?"
Appropriate.
A Chicago girl wrote the beauty delartment
of a local paper and asked,
'What Is good for big feet?" Promptly
:he reply appeared, "Big shoes."?
Houston Post.
The best?Hall's ice cream. x
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ROOSEVELT Af
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CHARACTER TO
THE FRONT
intellectual Leaders Consider It the
Or.e Solution of National Problems.
j From the Wall Street Journal.1
The keynote of all the addresses
| that have been made lately at colI
lege commencements anil at all meetings
of business men's associations
has been the "development of character.
It is remarkable how this word
"character" runs through all ihe reeonr
snceches and natters. It is as
if, by common impulse, onr intellectual
leaders had stopped talking nbout
this or thai economic problem, this
or that political issue, and this or
that means of attaining success in
life, and had returned to the development
of character as the one solution
of all national problems.
Thus, one of the principal speakers
before the National Credit Men's Association
dwells upon the factor of
personal character as the basis of
all credit. Thus one of our eminent
lawyers, in a long address, urges the
necessity of teaching Christian morality?in
other words, character?in the
higher schools as the foundation of
all other instruction. President Finley,
of the City College, urges his students
not to make wealth and success
the sole aim of their endeavor,
hut to acquire courage and character.
The best way. he says, to equalize the
inequalities met with in life is to develop
character. President Schurmnn's
recent address before Cornell
University was along the same line.
tirnci,ion( rrnHmv of Yale, says .that
as nations acquire wealth and dominion
they are in danger of suffering the
loss of fait.li and enthusiasm, and that
the chief danger which confronts us
conies from this loss of faith and enthusiasm
and front tlie adoption of
selfishness as the basis of human conduct.
President Harris, of Amherst,
speaks much to the same effect. Tlteso
are only a few of the multitude of
addresses and articles which have appeared
in the last month, which dwell
tipon character as the fundamental
need of the times.
Why, it may be asked, is this insistence
upon such a thing which
would seem so obvious? It is because
these thinkers and leaders believe
that in our strenuous efforts to increase
the individual and collective
wealth of the nation we are losing
sight of the basic principles of morality?
It would appear so. If they are
right, no teaching and no preaching
whether from platform. pulpit. or
press, could he more practical than
this.
litADQUAKIbKS
GOOCH POST NO. 88. DEPARTMENT
OF WEST VIRGINIA,
G. A. R.
Resolutions of respect on the death
of Comrade James T. Snodgrass:
Whereas the Great Commander, in
the dispensation of His divine providence,
has promoted from our ranks
our youngest comrade, James T.
Snodgrass, thus reminding us that we
must all soon pass away, and that
our ranks are thinning fast, and while
we, his surviving comrades, humbly
bow to the will of the all-wise commander,
yet we would recall his many
virtues and his patriotic devotion to
the cause of right and justice, and
his loyalty to the Grand Army of the
Republic, Therefore be it
Resolved by this Post, That we feel
the loss of Comrade Snodgrass as an
associate member of this Post and as
a personal friend, and we will cherish
his memory and his devotion to the
[H11M1C gOOU.
Resolved further, That we extend
to his bereaved family a soldier's
sympathy in their sad bereavement,
and commend them to our ail-wise
Father, who alone is able and willing
to heal such wounds.
Resolved, That the Post charter be
draped in mourning for sixty days,
and that these resolutions be made a
part of the Post records, and that they
be sent to the West Virginian for
publication, and that a copy of the
same be forwarded to the family of
the deceased comrade.
Respectfully submitted in Fraternity,
Charity and Loyalty,
DAVID L. CUNNINGHAM,
JOHN S. MUSGRAVE,
JOHN M. MILLAN,
Committee. .
I HOGS FOR SALE.
Oue hundred head of stock hogs
?100 pounds or over?Hi cents per
pound. Thirty to 100 pounds, 7
cents per pound.
W. N. Satterfield,
Rivesville, W. Va.
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W FAIRBANKS
I For the first, time 'since national,
i conventions were invented, except in
J the case of the National Republicans
! in 1S32 and the Republicans in 1900.
the national convention at Chicago
made a unanimous choice of both
S ends of the Presidential ticket.
.Roosevelt in 190-1, like MeKinley in
if-ao, had no opposition for the 'nomination.
Nobody except Roosevelt,
had been mentioned or thought of recently
in connection with the Presidential
candidacy. Roosevelt's name .
had for years been coupled with the
nomination, if McKlnley had not got
the candidacy In 1900 it would have
~nno tn Roosevelt.. Had McKlnley
(lived to the end of the term for which
he was elected four years ago the 'f
choice of the convention which closed
Its labors Thursday would have been
the same. Many of the politicians
were against McKinley in 1900. Many . 7/
were against Roosevelt in 1904. The
masses of the Republican party.
however, have been all along in favor
of Roosevelt and among the Re- ; i
publicans it is the masses and not the : r'i
politicians who control conventions
and dictate the choice of candidates.
While there was no such enthusiasm '|?
for Fairbanks as there was for
Roosevelt for the Vice Presidency . i
four years ago. It had been evident :
for weeks past that he would be the
choice of the party. Several other
persons were mentioned for the can- W:"
dldacy. but the Indiana.man met the y
demands of availability better than v:
did any of his rivals, and all of tiiem mjfe
withdrew before the nomination took - 7
place. The fact that Fairbanks had ;:>"J
n clear field for the nomination when
the voting took place Is something on ,0?
which he and the Repttblican party ?j|
are to be congratulated. Fairbanks
is young, according to the standards
liv which ace among public men 13 5
reckoned, having passed the half-cen- "'5
tury mark only two years ago. His
political record is good. During the
seven years he has served In the Senate
he has taken a prominent part in
the deliberations of that chamber on
all the great measures which have
been before it. In the past year or J*
two his name had been frecjuently and
conspicuously coupled -with the Vice J
Presidential candidacy. Nobody was
surprised Thursday when the nomination
was given to him. The choice *
will commend itself to the great, body
of the Republican party; Fairbanks'
experience in the Senate will malce
him a very acceptable presiding officer
for that chamber for the next four
The ticket which the Chicago convention
selected will sweep the country.
This is a Republican era. There
is not the slightest chance for the .a-JIB
Democracy in 1004.: to shake off the
load which it has beesr accumulating
for many years. Geographically the
ticket meets all the demands, it represents
the East and the Middle
West, the sections which have been
giving the law to the country for
many decades. Each member of the c
ticket resides in a State which had
linen doubtful until recently, and $ H
which some of the politicians on both
sides deemed to be doubtful In 1304. 5
In reality, the only doubt regarding _JE
the attitude of either this year is as
to the dimensions of its Republican
majority. New York, for a time at
least, has quit its pendulum swing
from one party to the other in successive
Presidential years In like
manner the Republican plurality of
18.000 in 1.S9G and 20,000 in 1900 in Indiana
has broken the sequence of. that .- til
State's oscillations. The conditions
which made both States Republican <
in the two most recent Presidential
canvasses have not been materially
changed. East and West are solid ,
for the Republican party, its glorious
record and its popular stand on
the great issues of to-day render it
invincible to the campaign which has , '.'??!
now opened. Roosevelt and Fairbanks^, -jMB
will probably have as large a majority / "
in the electoral college of 1901 as
McKinley and Roosevelt won in . that '
of 1900.?-St. houis Globe-Democrat. -
NOTICE I
If you see a nice 1 .oking
couple driving around. with a ,
good stylish horse, elegant harness,
nobby run-a-bout, carriage or trap,
with nice clean robes, and everything r43
to match, you can wager ten to one it
was hired from the Jackson Livery y8||
Barn, as we put out only that kind.
FRED S. JACKSON, Manager. Open
day and night. , x
A remarkable phenomenon was re-,,. j|?|g
.cently observed on the California .,44|f?
coast. A streak of "red water"' was ;:~noticed
some distance oft the mouth '
of San Pedro harbor, which subs?fluently
broke up iuto a number of
patches, each of several acres in extent.
In the course of a few days
these patches reacdek the shore, when
the red color was found to be due to . .
the presence of countless myriads of
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