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WHEELING, W. Va.. July 13.8BHHBSnte''3l6publican
State .convention w
opened this morning with music
prayer and a beer mallet, the latte:
hating been brought into play b;
Chairman Elltins because of the in
tense enthusiasm that prompted r.hi
delegates to voice their .sentiment:
- tor their favorites by cuntinuou:
lusty cheers.
It. was 11 :40 before the long line o
IvirV'.t delegates and spectators that had beet
- , filing into the convention hall fron
an early hour had finally taken theii
seats and were called to order by Chaix
mart Elkins. It. was noticeable tha
there had been a thinning out pre
cess "during the night of the variou
delegations as many of the enthus:
asts who had gone down in defea
with: the Teter flag were not dispose:
to forsake their beds for a convet
tion in which they- had lost much o
their interest. i
.Dr. S. T. Westhafer. made an elc
quent but brief prayer in which he ir
voketl the divine blessing upon tli
A. " | Convention.
When the convention opened Hoe
George A. Laughlin presented a mc
tion in which he asked that the Hal
delegation' from Kanawha county b
seated without a vote. This wai
amended by Judge Blizzard, who alsc
asked' that Wood county be included
Elliott Northeott asked that Cabel
county also bo included. The motioi
was carried, but the delegates re
ceiyed no seats for the very goot
^HHH9EaS5Ks'k,,..x.rt tne\ thnirs va
The action of the committee 01
rules and order of business was Jm
pugned. by Elliott Northcott, who- bov
ed that, the order be changed am
mm j['hat 'the office of Secretary of, Stat,
be voted upon first. There wer
many cries of "No! no!" 'Hon. W
W. Wyte. of, Mingo, replied for t U
BBBipj^mmiUee. averring that it was th>
endeavor of the committee to have thi
convention take up the most import
ant offices first.
Hp George C. Sturgiss, whose chie
- ambition after the nomination o
IlpST Dawson was the defeat of C. W
Hp, ~ Swisher for secretary of State, an<
Wte who was instrumental in changini
: * the order of business, took the fioo
/ and proceeded to gore the delegate:
with a harangue in which he protest
ed against any 'change, it being hi:
'J;, endeavor to prevent it in order tha
he might encompass Swisher's down
?> fall.
. At the conclusion of the speech th<
mm question was put and a division wa:
called. The roll of counties wa:
called but before the result could b
, obtained it was seen the motion wa
g?r beaten and it was withdrawn b;
At this juncture Chairman Elkin
: pounded hard with the beer malie
$,>! and informed the convention that al
y: - ' was now ready for nominations.
J;v Barbour county gave way to Jel
' ferscm, and Hon. Tracy H. Jeffords
of Harper's Ferry, mounted the plai
form and in a most graceful and elc
' quent speech placed in nominatioi
' 5 Hon. Arnold C. Scherr for auditoi
Boone county gave place to Tylei
which was represented by R. L. Greg
ory, who placed in nomination J. ?
Darst, of Jackson county, in a grace
ful speech.
Scherr's nomination was secondei
by delegates from Braxton and 1-Iarr:
son counties, which evoked cheers
A' delegate from Jackson create!
some levity in seconding the nomina
tion ot Darst by referring to the long
winded and historic speeches of thi
wind-jammers yesterday. He pre
ferred to talk on questions that con
cerned the twentieth century for hi
. \ was not interested in Roman history
Darst was also seconded by Masoi
_ county.
Monroe and Mineral both secondei
the nomination of Scherr.
U A vote was then taken on auditor
. but before It had reached Jaeksoi
Jl,-: county it was evident Scherr would hi
s i nominated, and Darst, appearing upoi
1,5 the floor, withdrew from the contes
v and asked that the nomination o
iiyp-Scherr be made by acclamation.
State Treasurer.
When nominations for State Treas
. urer were called for the name o
Hon. George C. Cole, of Lewis, wa:
. fct'i presented by R. Ad. Hall, of thi
Weston Independent, ' in one of thi
most spirited addresses of the day.
Boone county_ gave way to Pleas
ants, which presented the name o
Newton Ogdin by the youngest speak
. er of the day. Earl Martin.
i Senator J. M. Hcnsley. in a witty
speech, seconded T. T. McDougal's
candidacy before the latter had been j
named. Summers county also sec;
onded Ogdin.
When Wayne county was called,
Mr. Napier appeared upon the stage
unheralded, took a glass of water in
one hand, and waving, the other;
shouted, "I am here to name the next j
- State treasurer." The audience tried !
3 to poke fun, hut the speaker downed !
, it ail by a vigorous address, naming ]
r Thomas T. McDougall as State treas- j
Y titer. In the course of his speech he
- told a truth when he said the press of
2 the State should he recognized. ie
3 was' followed by Hon. Taylor Vinson,
i who argued that it was good politics
to give the nomination to the southf
orn part of the State and backed up
i bis remarks by showing that (he othi
er nominees were selected from/ the
r other sections of the commonwealth.
The first ballot resulted in no nomit
)- On the second ballot the Hon.
s Newt. Ogdin gained greatly and when
i- the counties got. through voting the
t figures stood: Ogdin, 314 1-0: Mrd
Dougal, 271 1-G: Cole, ITS 2-3.
t- On the third ballot the Pleasants
f county man captured the plum and
Col. Ogdin was nominated with a
>- mighty cheer.
l- The final ballot stood: Ogdin, 511);
e McDougal, 25G; Cole, 21.
While the vote was being taken.
. Cole's name was withdrawn,
i- At 1.45 tile convention took a re1
cess until 3 o'clock.
Attorney General.
5 Clark
W. May, of Lincoln county,
president of the.State Senate, jsfas this
j afternoon nominated for attorney gen1
eral on the second ballot. The vote
was as follows: May, 432%; Richj
ards, 1S5%; Dice, If,7; Freer, y.
While the vote was being taken Freer
and Dice withdrew from the contest.
a Richards received the support of
the northern end of the State, while
.May was given most of the southern
j votes.
The first ballot taken on the cait'
didate for attorney general, resulted
- as follows:
e Candidate. Votes.
Clark May 2SS
* Chas. W. Dice 20%
H. C. Richards 102
R. H. Freer 137
j The other nominations will be made
j without adjournment. The superintendent
of schools is the next on the
f list.
j Brilliant speeches were made secr
onding the nominations for Attorney
3 General. The Hon. Romeo H. Freer
- ws seconded by E. K. Ready, ol'
3 Charleston. John Evans, of Lincoln
t county, seconded the nomination of
- Clark May, Dell Runnel, of Kanawha,
spoke briefly and seconded Dice's
3 nomination. Stilwaters, the eloquent
s colored orator from Kanawha county,
s also made a speech seconding Clark
e May, which was one of the most ims
passioned and oratorical of the cony
Thomas C. Miller, of Fairmont, was
s re-nominated for Superintendent of
t Schools on the second ballot.
1 Gorby, of Roane; Trotter, of Upshur;
Brilles, of Ohio and Anderson,
'- of Brooke, were his opponents on the
;, first ballot. Miller led and had nearly
;- enough to nominate. On the second
>- he was successful.
n During the recess the delegates
\ spent the time walking about the
park, and in getting their lunch. Veiv
;- few of them left for the city. The
>. fight of the afternoon is going to bo
- the nomination for Secretary of State,
as was forecasted in this newspaper.
:1 R. L. Gregory, from Tyler county, is
i- coming to the front in the Supreme'
I. Court race. He is popular in all parts
3 of the State on account,of the record
.- he made in the legislature at the las;
;- session, and while his boom was
e sprung late, there is a good possibility
!- of his winning.
Frank W. Nesbitt, Ohio county's
2 candidate is also forging to the front
. in great shape. Almost the entire
i Ohio county delegation is working for
him, and they are determined to win
1 if possible.
The slate makers were busy at
t work during the recess in their a,5
tempts to beat Swisher for Secretary
i of State, but they failed to find any
t candidate with sufficient strength to
f carry out their plans. They at first
decided upon M. A. Kendall, of Parkersburg.
but when it was announced
- that he would not get a vote from liis
f home county, they then entered their
? strength upon Geo. F. Evans, of Mari
tinsburg. All this, however, was fus
tile, fpr Swisher had the delegates
well in (hand and the" refused to de
sert nira.
f \ _ _
Sv isher By Acclamation.
One of the greatest ovations of the
convention occurred over the nomination
of Charted W. Swisher, of Marion
When Miller was named for Su-|
periptendent, the , few anti-Swisher j
men thought they had Swisher beaten j
as he was from the same county !
But they reckoned without their host.
(Jeorge F. Evans, of Berkeley; Arch ;
Love, of Grafton, and A. A. Kendall, of
Parkersburg, were put in nomination j
against him.
The Swisher sentiment was so !
strong, however, and the enthusiasm ;
for him so great that Evans, Kendall j
and Love were withdrawn and 'lie |
nomination made by acclamation amid i
the biggest burst, of applause seen in
the convention.
The candidate was almost carried
to the platform, where he made a '
rousing speech of acceptance, which
CciugiU. lllk: U\JWU. ,
Our own Tom O'Brien distinguish- |
ed himself in a great speech second- i
ing Swisher's nomination.
Convention Notes.
Wheeling News.J
Hon. Wm. M. O. Dawson, the gubernatorial
nominee, was early in the
convention hall this morning, receiving
the congratulations of his friends
and giving expressions of his gratitude
for the honor conferred on him
by the convention. All the Teter
badges gave way to Dawson badges
t il is morn ing, even those who seemed
to be fighting Mr. Dawson most
bitterly wearing his badges 011 the
lapcls^oi* their coats this morning.
The big fight disposed of the candidates
for the lesser offices busied
themselves among the delegates in
the convention hall and about the
park grounds this morning. Before
rrmvonfinn n s^cmhled carrls con
taining pictures and announcements
of Newton Ogdin's candidacy for
State Treasurer were placed on every
chair in the hall. Cards or' other candidates
were posted about the hall
and the candidates themselves were
busy among the delegates.
The committee on resolutions, which
was unprepared to report when the
convention reassembled after the
afternoon recess yesterday, reassembled
in the old park restaurant at
9:30 o'clock this morning and again,
argued on the question of a tax reform
plank in the platform. W. P.
Hubbard made an heroic stand for
plans and unequivocal tax reform
plank and combatted and refuted successfully
every argument against
such a plank made by the other members
of the committee.
There was quite a contrast between
the early scenes enacted" in the convention
hall to-day and those of yesterday.
The delegates seemed to
have exerted all their sterngth in
the Pawson-Teter fight and to have
none remaining to be used in the
fights for the lesser offices. The Wood
county delegation, so fiery and impetuous
Tuesday, seemed to have its enthusiasm
soused with ice water, but
all over the hall, very unlike yesterday,
there was an entire absence of
pre-convention enthusiasm.
Public interest in the convention
seemed to end with the selection of
governor. The spectators were few
in comparison with the opening day.
Instead of the packed galleries of yesterday
this morning only the two first
rows of seats had occupants, but the
crowd grew larger as tne convention
Both Meister's and the Fairmont
bands were in the galleries to-day to
discourse lively music for the convention.
The latter was particularly in
evidence at any mention of Charley
Swisher's name.
Bob Stallings, of Tucker county,
known as one of the most ardent of
Teter's supporters, fell into line with
the- rest of the delegates and a Dawson
badge was conspicuous on his
coat lapel.
"Down In Dixie" by the band just
before the convention was called to
order stirred up the first evidence of
latent enthusiasm of the day.
WILTON, Maine, July 1-1.?To euro I
himself of an illness which has troubled
him for several years, M. C. Heald
says he has been fasting forty-three
days. He began his fast June 2, he
says, and has lived since on water.
For the first, few days he desired food,
but since then except when the odor
from cooking food reached him he
has had no craving for it and thinks
his physical health has much improved.
Mr. Heald is six feet tall and weighed
13S pounds when he began his fast.
He now weighs 105 pounds and loses
about three-quarters of a pound a day.
He intends to fast until his desire for
food returns.
If you don't want typhoid fever
drink Francis Mineral Water. Fairmont
Bottling Works. Both 'phones, x
The want ads. are "the little busy
bees of publicity"?and tbey may be
harnessed at your service.
" 'vrV, b b.;' ;d 1: x^'-P
. : s/C
- Are These Possible Issues? .
: The telegram sent by authority of
the Democratic National Convention !
to Judge Parker, in reply to his uhex- j
pectecl and very* exciting dispatch on
the gold standard, says: "The platform
adopted by this convention is si- CI
lent on the question of the monetary oi
standard, because it is not regarded
by us as a possible issue in this campaign,
and only campaign issue? were
mentioned in the platform.
Without indulging in any specula- ?'
linn |-1 the Kineeritv of the exnlana- ' *
tioTi given tor the absence of a gold 10
plank from the platform, and forbear- n
ing to suggest that the omission was c<
due rather to a desire to conciliate tc
tlie Bryanites than to any other cause,
let us look at the deliverances in the
declaration of principles and policies,
keeping in mind the assertion that
"only campaign issues were mention- *~~
<-d in the platform." ,
Is the capital and labor plank an issue?
Can any controversy be got up P
over the declaration that "we favor B
enactment and administration 'of' laws ?
giving labor and capital impartially Cl
their just rights? Capital and labor a
ought not to be enemies. Each is n
necessary to the other. Each has its ,J
rights, and the rights of labor arc
certainly no less 'vested,' no less "sa- "1|
cred,' and no less 'inalienable' than n
the rights of capital?"
Who is going to take issue with the vproposition
that "the'military should A
be used only to support and maintain 1:1
the laws?" As well try to make an
issue of geometrical axiom or ar.y one
of the Ten Commandments. Is the ?
country going to get-excited, or is any v
party or faction going to oppose the
announcement that "we favor liberal
appropriations for the care and iin- it
provement of the water-ways of the ?
country?" Is there going to be a hot
conflict over the demand for. "an enlargement
of the powers o?\the InterState
Commerce Commission?" Is irrigation
an issue? Is not President
Roosevelt something of ,an irrigationist
? And what party is to be credited
with the passage of the Newlands act?
Shall we witness a great uprising of
the people in a hot party light over
the promise that "the Democracy,
when intrusted with power, will con- ?
struct the Panama Canal speedily, ?
honestly and economically?" When
one recalls the fact that the Democra ?
ey has been in control of legislation for
only two years since 1S5S. one
cannot help hoping that canal con- *
struction will not wait for a recur- tr
rence of that situation. When did the v
"election of United States Senators
by direct vote of the people become a
party issue? That proposition has ^
been repeatedly passed unopposed by "
itepu oilcan nouses ui ivcpi sscma- *.
tives. Republican State Legislatures v
have intlorseil it as freely as Democratic
legislatures. How is an issue
to be made out of the announcement ^
that "we favor the maintenance of v
the Monroe doctrine in its full integrity?"
Those are samples of the alleged ^
issues in the Democratic platform.
Several others, equally far removed
from the possibility of exciting dis- w
cussion, could be named. The same tr
criticism is applicable to the Repub- v
lican platform, is there, then any ^
prospect of exciting campaign?? J
Washington Post.
Why He Did Not Get On. fj
" ''
[Orison Swett Marden, in "Sufccess."] v
He had low ideas. ,
He did not dare to take chances. ' *
He had too many irons in the fire.
He tried to give his relations a
chance. f.
He was never a whole man at any- ^
thing. v
He thought a good business should "*
run itselt. j
He was afraid to burn the bridge ^
behind him.
He did not appreciate the value y
of onnoorunpoc I
His rude manners drove customers
from his store. '
He loved his pipe and a story bet- y
ter than his work. y
He could not concentrate all his y
powers on his task. >
He did not know how to duplicate ^
himself in others. J
He let gruff, indifferent clerks drive t
away his business. '' y
He trusted incompetent friends
with responsible positions. v
He would not change fairly good
methods for better ones. J
He did things over and over again
because he lacked system. y,
He thought he knew all there was to 3.
know about his business.
He tried to economize by cutting '
down his advertising appropriation. He
was a good, honest man but did y
not do business in a business way.
"Fortune brings in some boats that v
are not steered;" and one store in a
million succeeds without adequate ad- J
vertising. But the unsteercd" boat
and the unadvertised store Usually
do not "come in." ^
' . y
Want ads. have plucked many a
"thorn" from the fle.'h; so don't let
anything continue to bother you for ^
one more day if a want ad. will cure
it?as it probably will. ^
Developing for amateurs done free ^
of charge. Yates, 721 Locust avenue.x ^
. .
The, undersigned, Fairmont and
larksburg Traction Company hereby
ler a reward of
ir the apprehension and conviction
' the person or persons who placed
le rock upon the rail of the track benging
to'the Traction Company beveen
Fleming and Jayenn stations,
lu'sing the front trucks of car No. 15
> leave the tracks. m
By Smith Hood, s;
Superintendent. ch
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Store Changes Hands.
.7. M. Arnett, of the Fifth ward, has jr
urchased the store of Melntire tl
rothers on Locust avenue near Fifth b
:reet, and will run a first-class grot-ry
store. Mr. Arnett kept a grocer;.- c
L the same number?507 Locust at e- _
lie?for many years, in the old- ?
uihling which was burned about a
ear ago. Since selling out there he C
as been engaged :r. the same busi- C
ess in different parts of the city. He a:
a successful grocer and will be m
eleomed back to the Fifth ward. Ke
ill take charge of the store in about p'
,vo weeks. O
Your store is always a little too full
f the goods you have omitted to ad; m
ertise. H
Ask for Hall's?the best ice cream
1 Fairmont. x ^
sat s~\ w l
W. a. If
Hauling of all kinds. Movi
pianos a sp
Residence, 319 Merchant street,
ffiee on Parks avenue, next to fii
kinner's Tavern, Fairmont, W.
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<r lack of funds at the crucial mo- i
:ent many a man has missed the op- . j
artunity to put himself beyond -want, '
not to make a fortune. Acquire the
iving habit by putting your first
oilar or your first five or ten dollar
ill in this bank for savings, let. it
ilarge through the four (4) per centl
iterest ave pay and so be ready for '
te first chance to make an even
igger income. , ? ^
ontraetor for Cement Sidewalks;
ellar Floors, Yards, Retaining "Walls
nd Steps. Stable Floors and Cellars
lade water tight, a specialty.
Residence?Spence street, near I>ta- le
avenue. F. & M. 'Phone, 534. 3?.
Box, 47C. Fairmont, W. Va.
I have some good bargains on Fair- .
ont avenue. Call and see me. H.
:. Lanham. s
Looks good, tastes good. It is good? .
all's ice cream. x
ng household goods and i
>ecialtv. !
Bell 'Phone?Residence, 340 ; Of;-e.
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Consolidated 'Phone?Residence,
>, Office, 100.
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