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That the building strikes did ii
duce a number of capitalists ni
contemplated building lofty structuri
Iron and steel buildings to abandc
- - those plans, temporarily at least, :
unquestioned. The building strike
probably lost in all. including the los:
es of wages, the canceling of coi
tracts and, the impairment of man:
facture in structural steel and Iro
and the building materials, not fs
from $30,000,000. It Is true that a
most all of this was consequentia
and not direct loss, for there has bee
no impairment of real estate value
in New York City, writes "Holland
from New York in the Philadelphi
One of the best illustrations of th
suddenness with which this reactio
came is that furnished by the abar
. . aonmenr 01 negotiations ior tne sai
of the flat iron building at Broadwaj
Twenty-third, street and Fifth avenut
When muilt it was of unique arch
tecture. although it has been recent!
imitated a mile away at Forty-secon
street and Broadway by the arch:
gigs tects who have constructed the almos
completed building that is to bo i.
part occupied i>y the "Times." Thi
smaller and newer building is ornt
mented. although some architect
thinlt disfigured by a spper-structurc
tower-like, delicate and graceful i:
its outlines, but yet destroying tli
US massive simplicity of aspect whic
the building would otherwise hav<
and which is the striking feature c
the lower flat iron building.
If Amos R. Eno were living, a
though be was accustomed to sui
. prises in his real estate ventures an
to see great wealth suddenly deve
oped where before was only a modei
ate income in real property, neverthe
Ie.ss he would be astonished were h
to see upon the little triangle of lam
for which be paid less than $100,00
the most costly and eccentric and d
flant of modern business structure
erected, so different from all other
- that it now has world-wide celebrity
The promoters of this building dare(
to put $4,000,000 into the land an<
structure and the wonder was hov
they could expect income enough tc
pay the interest upon the cost at t
fair profit. It was so lofty that would
be tenants were timid, fearing that ?
gale or lightning might play havoc
with it. Its situation and its structure
. cause it to malce curious wind phc
" nomena, even producing suctior
across the street sufficient to crusl
in plate glass windows. There was
one daring investor, however, whe
looked favorably upon this building, a
man who has always been wisely daring;
in a business career unsurpassed
for successes and even romances.
Henry C. Frick.
When Mr. Frick was approached by
: the owners of the flht iron building, i'
was with a view of persuading him
.. - '.to do what no other man had done in
New York City, excepting.John Jacob
Astor and his cousin. William Wai
ttori .-isior. inc negotiations involved
the purchase by Mr. Friek of the flat
' iron building and went so far that lie
agreed to take title and pay $5,000,?
ODD even money, for the land and
building. Both of the younger As..
tors have erected buildings that have
- -cost as much as that, but it is not
. . known that any individual has over
agreed to pay on his own account as
much a6 $5,000,000 for any one structure
in New York City.
When it came to terms Air. Friek is
understood to have offered to pay $!.oop.noo
tn cash, which was exactly
what the building and land cost, and
$1,000,000 in Pittsburg real estate. a;>praised
by competent experts. But
upon these terms the owners hesitated.
It seemed to them that they
.. should have spot cosh, and while the
negotiations were thus pending, that
' ri" 1 ?-?aonrl -t-r>r htt-i wil rv?_
action that affected all the New York
real estate properties made itself felt.
Mr. Frick felt it and withdrew his offer.
Now real estate experts are
.wondering whether the owners of that
building made a mistake in not accepting
Mr. Frick's terms or whether
in the long run they will not find the
income from the building sufficient, to
pay interest at a reasonable profit nj>on
the investment.
At the same time a corporation that
had erected one of the most beautiful
and highest of office buildings upon
Broadway, near Union square, found
themselves of a sudden confronted by
^ this reaction. The building is IS sto,.,'ries
high. After it was completed
npjthe various floors above the fourth
MB were rented so rapidly as to cause
KSgamazement that there should have
Hreen that demand. It was easy to flgthat
-with tenantry of that kind
^^with the building entirely occuKhere
would be a handsome reBspon
the investment, somewhat
Htss of $2,000,000. Three of the
^ he second, third and fourth,
Bier negotiations with certain
^ tenantry, the aggregate ren of
i these three floors being
Btoost upon the same day
Kn the same week, every
i- .one of these'negotiations was ended
10 nor has there been any demand'fron
desirable tenantry since that time fo
- the renting of these three floors. Tha
reaction was almost identical in tim<
's with the one which caused Mr. Fricl
is to withdraw his offer for the flat iroi
s" building.
President of the United States?
Theodore Roosevelt, of New York.
Secretary of State?John Hay, o:
.Secretary of the Treasury?Leslie
.U. Shaw, of Iowa.
Secretary of War?Wm. H. Taft, ol
f Ohio.
J Attorney General?W. H. Moody, ol
j' Massachusetts.
y Postmaster General ? Henry C
j Payne, of Wisconsin.
Secretary of the Navy?Paul Morton.
of Illinois.
1 Secretary oC the Interior?Ethan
- Allen Hitchcock, of Missouri.
Secretary of Agriculture?James
Wilson, of Iotva.
Secretary of Commerce ami Labor?
*' Victor H. Metcalf, of California,
President of the Senate pro terne
k pore?William P. Frye, of Maine.
Speaker of the House of Represen^
tatives?Joseph G. Cannon, of Illinois.
Supreme Court of the United States.
Chief Justice?Melville W. Fuller.
Associate Justices?John M. Harlan.
David J. Brewer, Henry P. Brown, Ed<3
ward D. White, Rufus W. Peckham,
Joseph McKenna, Homer Day. Oliver
Wendell Holmes, Jr.
United States Circuit Judges?Nae
than Goff and Jeter C. Pritchard.
3 United States District Judges?John
9 J. Jackson and Benjamin F. Keller.
3 United States District Courts?The
s Northern District.
Judge?John J. Jackson.
1 Clark?Jasper Y. Moore.
* District Attorney?Reese Blizzard.
'* Assistant District Attorney?E. M.
5 Sliowalter.
1 U. S. Marshal?Charles D. Elliott.
The Southern District.
L Judge?Benjamin F. Keller.
- Clerk?Edwin M. Keatley.
' District. Attorney?George W. Atkin*
1 Assistant District Attorney?Eliott
1 Northed t.
' U. S. Marshal?John K. Thompson.
United States Senators.
Stephen B. Elkins and Nathan B.
Representatives In Congress.
First district?Blackburn B. Dovener.
Second district?Alston G. Dayton.
Third district?Joseph H. Gaines.
Fourth district?James A. Hughes.
Fifth district?Harry C. Woodyard.
State Government.
Governor?Albert B. White.
Secretary ot State?Wra. M. O. Dawson.
Superintendent of Schools?Thomas
C. .Miller.
Auditor?Arnold C. Sclierr.
Treas n rer?Pe r c r S il man.
Attorney General?Romeo H. Freer.
Adjutant General?S. B. Baker.
Commissioner of Banking?M". A.
Commissioner of Labor?I. V. Barton.
Chief Mine Inspector?J. \V. Paul.
Supreme Court of Appeals.
Henry C. McWhorter, president;
Henry Brannon. George Poffenbarger,
Marmadnke H. Dent. Warren Miller.
County Government.
Judge of the Circuit Court. Second
Judicial Circuit?John W. Masoti.
Judge of the Intermediate Court?
IT. S. Kendall.
Prosecuting Attorney?Charles Powell.
Sheriff?Mai^ellus A. Joiliff.
Clerk of the Circuit Court?R. B.
Clerk of the County Court?Geo. M.
v.uuiiiy ourveyur?i-?. n. \\ ncox.
County Superintendent of Free
Schools?Carter E. Faust.
County Court.
W. K. Cord ray, president: Festus
Downs, S. E. Fleming.
Fairmont District.
Justices of the Peace?L,. G. Bennington,
E. S. Amos.
Constables?L. C. Jones. F. M.
Board of Education?Fairmont Independent
E. M. Showalter, president; O. S.
McKinney, M. J. Lantz; T. W. Boydston.
City Government.
Mayor?George W. Kinsey.
City Clerk?J. Engle.
City Collector?Charles L. Barnes.
City Engineer?J. M. Prickett.
City Assessor?\V. O. Billingslea.
City Solicitor?A. O. Stanley.
"Water Commissioner?J. Howard
Street Commissioner?Geo. H. Richardson.
Health Officer?Harry Robinson.
C^iief of Police?James E. Morgan.
v:.' /J v.S. . W
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Of Reduced Fares Authorized via
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
Summer Season, 1904.
- . Atlantic City and Seashore.
' Special low rate excursions from all
" points east of the Ohio river on June
30th, July 14th and 28th, August 11th
and 25th, and September 8th.
Cincinnati, O.
Grand Lodge, B. P. O. Elks, July
?? . ?; ?
Judge Parker's Strength in New York
From the X. Y. Press, (Rep.).]
We have searched high and low t<
find some election table that woult
show Judge Parker to be a great vote
[. getter, but unless we go back to the
a days when Xew York's population was
r so small that there were not as manj
t votes in the whole State as Judge
3 Parker cast, we cannot discover thai
i anybody who ever ran for anything
i failed to beat the boots off him at
polling votes.
* . * * * #
We set down the cruel figures foi
whatever any one may be able to do
with them,
f Republican Votes Cast.
1902?Odell 065,150
1900?McKinley S21.992
189S?Roosevelt CGI,707
1S96?McKinley S19.83S
. 1S94?Morton 673,818
1S92?Harrison 609,3.50
1897?Parker 554,680
, Democratic Votes Cast.
1902?Coler G55.398
, 1900?Bryan . : 678,386
' 1898?Van Wyck G43.921
1S9G?Stanchfield 693,733
1S96?Ervan oa 1,3U9
1S94?Hill 517,710
1S92?Cleveland 654,S63
1897?Parker 554,680
It will be seen that Judge Parker's
vote-getting power, measured with Republicans.
is lacking in units running
all the way from 50,000 to more than
a quarter of a million. Furthermore,
the nearest approach he makes to
anything like a fair-sized vote, compared
with Republican candidates, is
when set alongside of the figures away
back in 1892, when the Cleveland landslide
hit New York and the rest of
the country with a truly "sickening
thud," as the aftermath proved. And
measured even by 1S92 standards he
polled in 1S97 only 551,000 votes,
against General Harrison's 609,000!
* # # * # #
It is also to be noted that to find a
time when Judge Parker's vote makes
a respectable showing against an important
Republican we must go as far
back as 1SS0, when Garfield polled
555,554 votes as against Parker's 554,6S0
there being in 1SS0 not many more
than a million of ballots in the State!
From the N. Y. Tribune (Rep.).]
An examination of the New York
election returns for the last ten years
will show that the Southern and Western
idea of Judge Parker as a man of
demonstrated strength in tnis tstate is
entirely mistaken. In 1S97 he polled
only 554,680 votes, yet the year before
Mr. Bryan had received 551,3G9, in
spite of the' enormous Democratic defection
which rolled up a McKinlev
plurality of 269,000; and the year
after, 1S9S, Van Wvck, bearing all the
burdens of Crokerisni, against Roosevelt.
aided by all the war enthusiasm,
received 643,921 and still was beaten.
Judge Parker owed his election not to
his own popularity, but to the defection
of no fewer than 75,000 Republicans
from the regular party ticket in
this city. Fie showed no persona!
strength- but the supporters of Setli
Low for mayor could not vote for
Judge Wallace without splitting a
ticket, and so he received only 493,791
votes, while the Republican ticket, in
the off year of 1S95 received 601,20o. ;
and 661.715 in 1S9S. Judge Parker's
name was scarcely heard during the
campaign, and but for the division in j
the Republican party lie would have j
been badly beaten. Two years ago
the Democracy had the opportunity to j
show the Democrats of the country j
Judge Parker's vote getting powers: (
but David B. Hill no more dared trust ;
him to demonstrate them in advance j
of a Presidential nomination than he
dared trust him to exhibit his financial
views before the convention had acted.
We handle a straight line of furni- j
fnri? tv* i r? r1f~?vrr m i rvnvc oml !
lures. Fairmont Furniture Co. Opposite
postofllce. x
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Sore Feet, Kezema?Tetter, Catarrh, Sore
Throat, Tlav Fever, Asthma, Throat
Troubles, Files, Itching or Bleeding,
Burn, Cut- Bruise, old Sore cr any disease
that begins with Fever, Swelling,
or Inflammation? If so, we offer vou a
If 3'on have never tried Pnracainph,
send us this coupon to-claj*. This is our
gift, made to cr::vince you what Paracamph
is cr. 1 what it can do. Don't
hesitate, as this places you under no obligations
11 Cut out this coupon at once, All outi
11 the blanks and mail it to c
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\> (Give full address. Write plainly.) (J
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cd by surgeons and physicians. Used by
athletes tho world over. Thousands of
testimonials* Guaranteed perfectly
18-23. One fare plus ?1.00 for the
round trip. Tickets on sale July 15th,
lGth, 17th, good returning until July
23d, inclusive.
Detroit, Mich.
Baptist Young People's Union of
America, International Convention.
July 7-10. One fare plus $2.00 for the
round trip. Tickets on sale July 5th
to 7th, good returning until July 12th, .
Louisville. Ky.
Knights of Pythias, Biennial Encampment,
August 16-19. One fare
plus $1.00 for the round trip. Tickets
on sale August 12th, 13th, 14th and
15th, good returning until August
31st, inclusive.
San Francisco, Cal.
Triennial Conclave, Knights Tem- ,
plar, September 5-9. One fare for the
round trip to Chicago or St. Louis i
added to fares tendered therefrom
(Chicago $50.00; St. Louis $47.50).
Dates of sale to be announced later.
San Francisco, Cal.
Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., j
September 19-25. One fare for the
round trip to Chicago or St. Louis added
to fares tendered therefrom (Chicago
$50.00; St. Louis $47.50). Dates
of sale to be announced later.
Toronto, Ont.
Friea3s' General Conference, Au- <
gust 10-19. One fare plus $2.00 for the *
round trip. Tickets on sale August
9th to 11th, good returning until Au- ]
gust 31st, inclusive.
For additional information concerning
rates, routes, time of trains, etc., U
call on or address ticket agents. Bal
timore & Ohio R. R.
Between both Depots, and best h
location in City. * ^
Everything about the house first-class.
Rates $1.50 and $2.00. a
Baths and Bar Attaoher to Hotel. w
1203 to 1214 Water Street, r
"Yot! Can't Beat Us ^
Unless You Cheat." 3S
At the Depot.
The largest and handsomest
Sample rooms in the Country In
located in the new $200,000.
Court House*.
B. G. WILLIAMS, Prop. ?
Fairmont, W. Va.
To the St. Louis World's Fair, via Bal- 2S
timore and Ohio Railroad. IS
Every Tuesday in June-, only $13.00 N
round trip from Fairmont. ^
Tickets will be good going m a.
coaches only on specified train, and gr;
in coaches or regular trains return- d
ing not later than ten days, including =
date of sale.
Call on ticket agents for time of
train and full information.
Very Low Rate Sunday Excursion gc
Tickets On Sale May 15. nc
Effective May 15 and continuing to
every Sunday thereafter until fur- w
ther notice, the Baltimore & Ohio Bj
Railroad will place on sale excursion F1
tickets between stations of Wheeling da
and Grafton, good going East bound
on regular train No. 72, leaving Fairmont
at 10:52 A. M., and returning pr
no regular trains No. 71-55, leaving ha
Grafton 12:40 noon, and G:50 P. M.;
and good going West bound on regular
train No. 5, leaving Fairmont at 7:47 lai
A. M., and returning on regular train foi
No. 4, leaving Wheeling at 5:00 P.
M. For tickets and full information,
call on ticket agent. lo<
One fact is worth a ton of argument.
It's a fact that Hall's Ice At
ireain is the best. x CI
... -tiif " - ( : -
Put Not Your 1
In Money But Put Your
In TRUST With is
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' i
^mn3BALT?MORE&OH.O is:
?^jlp' RAILROAD. a?
PASSENGEK trains will arrive at !
and depart from Fairmont on the 1
allowing' schedule on and after May (
2d, 1904- of
M?.\?.\a.4U DIVISION.
lo. 5.?Arrives at Fairmont 5:35 p.m.
lo. 1.?Arrives at Fairmont 12:10 p. m.
lo. 3.?Arrives at Fairmont 7:45 a. m.
lo. 2.?Leaves Fairmont 7:10 a.m.
lo. 6.? Leaves Fairmont 1:53 p. m.
lo. 4.?Leaves Fairmont? 9:55 p. m.
All trains are daily except Nos. 3
nd 4 on the F., M. and P. branch,
hich are daily except Sunday.
For sleeping car reservations and ^
^formation concerning tickets and Ge'
ates, consult J. 1
T. 13. Henderson,
Ticket Agent. j
west bound. soi
lo. 7.?Chicago Express. 4:24 a. m. Ha
lo. 5.?Wheeling Accommodation.
7:47 a. m. ^
lo. 55.?"Wheeling & Cincinnati
Express. 7:29 p. m. cel
lo. 71.?Wheeling Accommodation
1:36 p. m.
east bound. |nt
lo. 8.?New York, Balti- is
more and Wash- anc
ington Express. 3:25 a.m.
lo. 72.?Grafton Aecom'n 10:53 a. M.
lo. 46.?New York, Baltimore
and Washington
Express. 1:48 p. m.
To. 4.?Grafton Accom'n S:38 p. m.
o. 50.?Pittsburg- Accom'n 1:00 p.m. ?
"o. 4.?Pittsburg Accom'n 9:55p.m. J
o. 3.?Pittsburg Accom'n 7:50 a.m.
o. 51.?Connellsville Ac'm 2:10 p.m.
N"o. 69 leaves daily for Morgantown
t 9:05 p. M. Xo. 62 arrives from Morantown
at 6:55 a. m. , daily except Sunay;
at S:00 a. m. Sunday onlv.
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If you see a nice 1 .okins ^
raple driving around with a
)od stylish horse, elegant harness,
)bby run-a-bout, carriage or trap,
ith nice clean robes, and everything
match, you can wager ten to one It
as hired from the Jhckson Livery ^
trn, as we put out only that kind, the
SED S. JACKSON, Manager. Open str
iy and night. * jju
Baseball clubs are given special W'1
ices on supplies at J. L. Hall's C31
irdware store. x
Some one will get the hundred dol- c<
:s in gold. It is worth guessing gUa
r. s. wor
? timi
All of the -Jatest telegraphic and
:al news will be found In the "^est H,
rginian. are
Dressmaking prej
: 91 Second street, Fourth ward. men
lildren'a work a specialty. sboi
r opens a Savings account,
you the safe. We keep the
accounts draw four per cent,
le being compounded semiget
a safe. It will help you
"fie Bank oi Fairmont,
E WATSON, President.
J. S. HAY'DEN, Vice President.
Capital. SI50.000.00.
Undivided Profits. SI60.000.00
A. B. Fleming. J. S. Hayden,
J. E. Watson,
M. L. Hutchinson. F. E. Nichols,
0. S. McKinnev, C. E. Manley.
Transacts a genera] banking busiiSS.
Accounts of corporations, firms and
dividuals received upon the most
vorable terms consistent with sound
id conservative banking.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Separate vault with safety deposit
>xes for use of customers.
he First National Banfc
of Fairmont, W. Ya.
apital Stock, - $100,000.00
urplus and Undivided
Profits, - 165,000.00
ssignated Depositary of the United
states and State of West Virginia.
M. HARTLEY, President.
Vice President.
JOS. E. SANDS, Cashier.
M. Hartley, Hon. A. B. Fleming' ?
:nj. D. Fleming, Wm. E. Watson
Jos. E. Sands.
Chartered as State Bank in 1851.
Organized as National Bank in 1865.
Rechartered as National Tip-m
Wants business based on balances
d responsibility.
Collects on all points.
Sells domestic and foreign exchange.
Pays interest on special deposits.
Customers' private boxes taken care
in our fire and burglar proof vault
e of charge.
iie People's Bank of Fairmont,
W. Ta.
orge M. Jacobs President
orge DeBolt Caahi<sr
M. Brownfleld.. . .Assistant Cashier
Directors?G. M. Jacobs, S. L. Wati,
J. SI. Hartley, Harry Shaw, W. S.
ymond and C. E. Hutchinson.
til business intrusted to us will reve
prompt and careful attention.
erest paid on time deposits. Vault
Tee to customers for private boxes
I papers.
For Good
Go To
Cunningham Block.
iicn; rcwTD 11 unTni
WuW ^/Cn I IvAJL, HUiCL,
Porter Alley and Monroe Street,
C. V. ABBOTT, Proprietor.
looms have been remodeled and
-ouglily renovated.
looms with bath.
:irst class bar attached.
Worthy H. Post has bought
i M. R. Post Grocery on 8th
eet and will continue the
siness at the old stand*
ere he was formerly lo:ed.
infractor <& Builder,
rantees satisfaction in all his
k. Screen doors a specialty. Esites
free. 718 Gaston Ave.
located on the second floor of the
pie's Bank Building. Thay are
>ared to do paring, grading ceting
and all work in their line Jon
t notice.
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