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Samuel B. Holbert.
"Fire insurance \
We represent TWEI
most liberal fire insurance
_ and have unequalled faci
small lines at the lowest p
you to -consult us before pi,
ftftnfiral 1
- Skinner Block,
y^o*CWr>X Trochct's Co!i
A standard and infall
/COLCHICINE 1 endorsed by the hig
f (iiirvi >tc il America. Dispense!
V jALICTLAIL I solve in liquids of tl
/ disagreeable sympto;
Vr5UVVX druggists. Ee sure
Sold by M. D. Chri
lyon's French Pc
Strictly vegetable, perfectly harml.
RESULTS. Greatest known femai
f*A||T|nii Beware of counterfeits and imitations
Vl|W I lilii ton with fac-simile signature on sid
Send for Circular to WILLIAMS 11FG CO., Sole A
Sold by M. D. Chi
Baltimore & Ohio R. R.
i> Tne Nation's Highway"
and "Shortest Route"
Vestfbuled throughout with
Pullman Sleeping Cars.
Observation Cars and Dining Cars.
V/ery JLow Rates.
6Hean Goacfi Excursions
From All Stations Announced From
Time to Time.
Ask ticket agents for Description
World's Fair folder, boarding-house
and hotel booklet, guide maps and
full information.
# # # # # # # # # # #
J Our July Discount Sale
j*t. starts to-day. _ "t;
120 per cent, off f 7
f OIN ? ?
J Wail Paper, Window f ?
& Shades and Room ? ?
I Moldings. | S
JAM k'\ibHT Si!
ill ill! I1111V111II -* >
Jacobs Block, Monroe St.
Consolidated 'Phone, 157.
*?=> ?
?$? "I? <?> # % * # # # #
Mrs. E. A. McCartney,
Ladies Tailoring. ?
Gentlemen's Cleaning and Repairing. as
Cheapest price for high grade Tailoring. w
Third Floor, Carr Building. Pa
' the
In order to reduce our stock of Ev
garden hose, we are giving special dr
price of 10 per cent. off. J. L. Hall's ?1hardware
store. x CC
Some nice lots on Hamilton Hill for j
sale, at a good bargain. H. H. Lan- a f
.ham. ^ x slc
J. L. Hall is giving a special price c
on porch seats and lawn swings. x 02c
t. *r js* s*"\ *?
JO 9? *" K* ?."* ?S* ** K? K> K" 3
Edward F. Ho
is the best policy."
WY of the strongest
5 companies in the w
lities for placing largi
lossible rates. It will
acing your insurance.
Fairmont, W
chicine Salicyfate Capsi
ible cure for RHEUMATISM and G
hest medical authorities of Europi
i only in spherical capsules, ivhic
3e stomach without causing irritati
ms. Price, $1 per bottle. So
and get the genuine.
CO., CZ,EV?I.JlN'I?. OHIO, Sole J
iriodical Droi
ess, sure to accomplish DESIRED
e remedy. Price, SI.50 per bottle.
u The genuine is put cp only in paste-boa:
e of the bottle, thus: ^
gents. Cleveland, Ohio. z^7' istle.
I Standard for 13 years.
The I'oofiu j which has
proved that it can resist
the arreatest extremes
of weather and
factory conditions. Absolutely
Send for samples.
LKeiley i>ros., F airmont.
^9^ Uj3
People Appreciate
'he iittie extra styie and art
c design that is contained
ur Wooden Mantels a
ireplace goods. We inv
ou to come in and look o\
ur stock and give us yc
pinion about it. We inv
riticism but are not getti
. This fact proves that o
JanteSs, Tile and Firepiac
re of the desirable kind.
Look at them before you a
uite ready.
Jacobs Building1. Monroe Mreet.
Dr. Williams' Indian Pile Ointmi
11 cure Blind. Bleeding, Ulcerai
d Itching Piles. It absorbs the
ors, allays the itching at once, a
a poultice, gives instant relief. 1
illiams' Indian Pile Ointment is p
red only for Piles and Itching
0 private parts, and nothing el
ery box?is guaranteed. Sold
uggists, sent by mail, for 50c. a
00 per box. WILLIAMS M'F
>., Propr's, Cleveland, Ohio.
:t is easy to get guesses by aski:
riend to subscribe for the West V
dan six months.
?0c white mercerized goods, on
: yard. The Bon Ton.
: 1 ??JS
r A Successful Salesman.
* The late Thomas Brackett; Reed
5ft used to relate the following incident
* which happened one summer while he
5, was spending a few days in a small
, fishing village on the New England
* coast:
.* A young countryman who had been
% advised to take sea baths registered
at the village hotel one evening, and
^ shortly afterward sauntered down to
the beach. Espying a grizzled old
* fisherman mending his nets beneath a
* sign which informed one that B
j,* 'f. had boats and tackle to let and bait
_____ for sale, he accosted the veteran and
asked him if the water was not for
ilbert. saje also. On receiving an affirmative
reply the countryman returned to
the hotel, obtained a couple of buckets,
and, having paid the price asked,
onH filled them and returned to his room
to carry out the doctor's instructions,
ftrld ?n the follo'svinS morning he hap'
pened down at the beach when the
a nr tide was out. and. after contemplating
the broad receding beaches for some
nny minutes, approached his acquaintance
ra* of the evening before and remarked
in a tone of admiration:
"Gosh! but you must have done
some business last night!"
Thought It Was a Clove.
A Representative from West Virginia,
who dropped in 011 Washington
to do a little Presidential making,
tells this good story:
* * "In one "of the villages of my district
=== there is a member of the bar who
LlICS ,loes little else besides talk politics
Qjj-j." and punish booze. In order to keep up
s and appearances and please his daughter
h dis- he goes to church occasionally. Not
on or many Sundays ago he was in his pew,
ky more than half asleep, and about nose
?ro,?. full, when his daughter picked a
grasshopper off her dress and nudged
__ the drowsy father, banding him the
grasshopper so that, he might throw it
out the window. He took it with eyes
open. and. thinking it was a clove.
' pushed it in his mouth. There was a
sputtering which disturbed the whole
congregation, and the okl man believed
so strongly that a joke had
been played on him that he has vowed
never to attend church again."
SSEgs. Told of Kitchener.
i^s|| An officer who served with Lord
'tpy Kitchener in Egypt tells the following
anecdote of him:
] "During the progress of some construction
work in Upper Egypt the
young subaltern in charge had the
misfortune to lose some native workmen
through the accidental explosion
of some cases of dynamite. He telegraphed
to Lord Kitchener, then Sir"
"Regret to report killing 10 laborers
by dynamite accident.'
"In a few hours came this laconic
dispatch: 'Do you need any more dynamite?'
To the World's Fair?Very Low Rates.
Various forms of excursion tickets
to St. Louis, via Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad nof on sale from Fairmont
as follows:
u^ivrjjo, goou to return '
until December 15, 1904, to be sold 1
daily at the rate of $2C.60 round trip. 1
SIXTY DAY Excursion Tickets,
final limit not later than December
15, 1904, to be sold daily at rate of s
$22.10 round trip.
FIFTEEN DAY Excursion tickets, c
to be sold daily at rate of $1S.G0 found *
trip. G
1 t:
tickets, either season or sixty day, ti
will be sold going via one direct p
|S- 'route and returning via another direct V
| jn route, full information concerning
nd which can be obtained from Ticket
jte Agent.
>ur STOP-OVERS not exceeding ten
itg days at each point will be allowed at
ng Washington, Deer Park. Mountain [j
,ur Lake Park, Oakland. Mitchell, Ind.,
es (for French Lick awl West Baden
Springs), Cincinnati and Chicago
ire within return limit, upon notice to li
conductor and deposit of ticket with n<
Depot Ticket Agent immediately oc^
upon arrival. JIC
**" STOP-OVERS not exceeding ten
days will be allowed at St, Louis on sv
all one-way (except Colonists' Tick- g,;
ets to the Pacific Coast and round pr
trip tickets reading to points beyond til
St. Louis, upon deposit of ticket with is
sut Validating Agent and payment of fee so
ted of $.1.00. tu:
tu- Three solid vestibuled trains are "n
. n.n
cts run daily Irom New York, PhiladelDr.
phia, Baltimore and Washington via acJ
re- Parkersburg and Cincinnati to St.
of 'Louis.
se. I
by Magnificent coaches, sleeping cars, lea
nd observation cars and unexcelled dining wc
'G. cur service. ed;
For illustrated folder, time table to
and full information, call at Ticket to
Office, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. I1/"
lr- - , the
x. Right in beauty of design, finish the
and price. Come in and be convinced, off
tly Fairmont Furniture Company. Oppo- \
site postofflce. ' x the
,; /.maulm
A Connrillr Tribe That Snerlfle
' * It* Children and Cnttlf.
A cowardly tribe in the interior
Africa, the Borans. is thus ties crib
by sl British explorer: "They ear
long spears with huge blades, tvhi
look grotesque in the hands of such
craven race. They wear loose knlcke
of American cotton cloth and a wn
of the same material over their shot
ders. These garments are treated wi
"ghi' (butter) till they look like bla<
waterproof. This American cloth
very durable and is the only cloth f
which there is any demand. It is t!
ordinary medium of exchange amoi
the tribes from Dirri to the coast. T1
Bo ran either shaves his head or kee|
his hair short or long In ghi covert
ringlets, but he always wears a sm:i
pigtail! Ho ornaments himself with
necklace of small beads or plaltt
giraffe . tail hairs; also with mat
heavy bracelets of metal and Ivor
which often incase his arm up to tt
elbow. Each of these Is supposed i
represent some dangerous animal. 1:
eluding man, which he has slab
Bands and tabs of giraffe skin cou
plete his costume."
Borans are polyga mists if they ca
afford the luxury. Their women hav
to content themselves with leather ga
ments made of bullock'hides scrape
thin, clothing being considered m'uc
too valuable for them. They are weigl
ed down with many bead necklace:
Their religion consists in a belief i:t
spirit, "Wak." TLie vagueness of thei
conception of "Wak" is shown by tli
fact that the same word Is used In tli
Boran tongue for the sky. They d
not believe In any future state of ex
istence. but try to avert present calatu
ity by propitiating Wak. This is don
by sacrificing their children and thei
rattle. A Boran of any standing wliei
he marries becomes a "rnba," and fo:
a certain [>eriod after -marriage, proba
bly four to eight years, he is obliged b
leave any children that are born n
him to die in the bush. No Boran care,
to contemplate the fearful calami tie:
with which Wak would visit him ill in
failed in this duty.
After the "raba" period the Bora:
becomes a "gudda." "This word," say:
the traveler who describes the natives
"happens to be the Hindoostanee foi
'ass.' but If there were any connection
the Boran would certainly be entitled
to the rank earlier in life." Wak has
no claim on Guddu's children, but neither
has Gudda himself. Me has to
send them off at a very early age with
a present of cattle and sheep to be
brought up by the wata, who are the
low hunter caste of the Borans. Tliev
remain with those i>oople till they are
grown up and then return to the bosom
of their people.
Xnpolcon'N Prize Essay.
Nupoleon I. gained a prize us a boy
from the Academy of Lyons for the
best paper in answer to the question.
"What are the truths and principles
that ought to be inculcated in men that
they may enjoy happiness?" Fifty
louis lie received for ins effort. lie
mentioned the matter with a little
pride one day in the presence of Talleyrand.
The latter paid no obvious
heed at the time, but a few days later
Lie cailed on the emperor and handed
him the manuscript of his boyish essay.
He had just obtained it from the
icademy at Lyons. "Have you read
t?" asked Napoieon as he took tlie
Taper. "No, sire; I have just received
t." Napoleon at once threw tile paper
>n the tire. Talleyrand, naturally
joined and hurt, flushed up. but Naloleon
explained: "I did not wish to
et any one see the paper. It was
vrltten when I was very young and
night expose me to ridicule as em>eror."
A Scotch School Story.
Dr. ICcrr, a Scotch minister, tells this
tory of his visit to a village school:
The lesson was one giving an account
f a clover dog which had rescued a
liild from drowning. It was said
hat the dog was caressed Ivy the parnts
of the child. I asked what was
he meaning of caressed. and the anwer
came at once, 'Made of fond led.*
>n referring to the list of words at
be top of the lesson I found the oxla
nation givou was 'made of. fondled.*
Visliing to find out if any child in the
lass had got a glimmering of the
leaning. 1 went from top to 1/olt ::j
Dd got from every* child nothing but
ade of fond led.' pronounced as four
ouds, to which they attached no
leaning whatever. The teacher was
jrprised that I was not satisfied with
le intelligence of the teaching."
Jaynneaj* Sword?.
Unlike Use famous blades of Toledo
id Damascus. Japanese swords are
it flexible or elastic. They are un[ualed
for strength and hardness and
>ld a very keen edge. Japanese steel
said to excel oven Swedish steel in
lrifw The manufacture of the
i-orus" is a very elaborate process,
mie ceremonials and superstitious
aetiees are intermixed with the sclenie
operations. The sword hardener
regarded as the most important peonage
connected with the manufaere.
It is his name that is inscribed '
the hilt and his reputation that en- '
nces the value of a sword. Those I
10 shape the blade, sharpen and s
orn it are of minor importance. :
The Thirttty Elm. (
t has been computed that if the (
ves of an elm tree sixty feet hjgli
ro si>reau out on ine ground cage 10 ;
;o they would cover five acres of
id. These leaves, averaging 7,000.000 s
a full grown tree, will absorb water r
the amount of seven tons during the '
mal summer day. Wore It not for u
ingathering by the stomata during h
i night a few elms would soon draw e
all the water from a district.
V. A. Crawford, of Pittsburg, is in s
city to-day. j T
&* 'V-y J- JrX\
a The great success of American E
rs Day at the St. Louis Exposition hi
M> under the auspices of The Aiueric
-1'" Boy and the letters received by t
editor of that publication since tl
day indicate that the boys of Amerl
[>r will hail with delight the announ
10 meat of a permanent American B
,g Day which shall become as much
so feature of American life as the Four
;>s of July. Thanksgiving or Christm
;d is now.
ill If talented boys can produce a si
n cessful and inspiring celebration i
x' a day called American Boy Day
the St. Louis Exposition, why mi
J(', they not do so on some certain di
lo in every city, town and country v
a. lage in America? There are talenti
[i. boys in every community. The;
i- are good men and women who appr
elate boys and love to help thei
n There are hundreds of boys In evei
? community who need the encourag
ment and inspiration to be receive
j' from an American Boy Day?not
l day of tire-crackers, picnics and gei
5 eral hurrahs, followed by lieadach
., the next morning, but a day on whic
r Young America shall celebrate tli
e achievements of American boyhoo
e and gird itself for the coming yoai
0 of citizenship; where talented boj
may be given an opportunity to di;
play their talents, and thus encourag
L' and Inspire their fellows; wher
grown people may catch the inspir;
? tion of youth and learn somethiu
more or their own duties and respot
, sibilities; where boys may imbib
, from one another a spirit of ioyalt
1 and of independent thought and el
s fort.. Why not? Who is there to ol:
' ieet?
We, the publishers The Amerl
' can Boy, will lead the way. Wo shal
for a few weeks listen attentively t(
any suggestions with reference t<
the day, the character of the program
etc., etc., then wo shall make our an
nouncements. setting some particulai
day in the year 3 905 as Americat
Boy Day. the country over. We cal
upon good men and women to enrol
their names as our assistants in en
listing the best boy talent everywhere
and planning for the day.
No one can .calculate the Immense
good to come from such a day. The
Fourth of July, which should be con
secrated to holy ends, has degenerated
into a day of noise and bluster and
bunkum, leaving no real impression
for good on the youth of the land.
Let the boys themselves make a
start for a day of real patriotism, com
memorating some great event in our
country's history and devoting it, to
uplifting and inspiring American
youth to wider ideas and loftier ambitions.
The same concentrated zeal
and love for ihe boys of America that
made possible the wonderful success
of American Boy Day at the World's
Fair can carry out this new and
greater undertaking, and we now
pledge ourselves to accomplish it.
We invite correspondence on the
subject, particularly from men and
women whom we can depend upon to
assist us hi rousing interest and
planning for local celebrations. As
to the boys we shall depend upon
them, escpecially, for our success?
nnrl TOO 11 at cTiqII trr/i rlonort/l + 3
.... _ ? ....
Order of the American Boy, which
now has companies in a thousand
American towns.
Awaiting your assurance of support,
which we know will be sure and
hearty, hut proceeding in the meantime
at once to the carrying out of
this great project, we remain.
Sincerely yours,
The Publishers of The American Boy.
A Fierce Upward Rush of Air, a
Wild Grip on One's Hat, and
Then the Shock,
The "Loop the Loop" was just
across the way, and the artist reminded
me that it was worth seeing, says
the Century.
"Of course we won't ride," iie said,
"but it is worth while to see the
We entered the enclosure and gazed
up at the pair of great steel loops,
around which cars are carried by the
force of their own momentum. A
loaded car was at the brink of a long
incline. Suddenly It shot down: then
for an instant it was in the circle?
ascending, hanging, descending?and
straight away up another incline, passing
beyond our view. We declared
strenuously against this appalling '
imusement. Another car went around
md another, and another. We be:ame
silent in the sort pf fascinaion
that awaits impending disaster.
Finally I felt, the thing fermenting
n my blood. Nobody seemed to be
:etting hurt, and I should like to have
he record of that trip. I expected t
he artist to demur when I announced
ry .intention, but ho did not. Per- c
aps he was hypnotized. We button- A
d our coats, cs if starting on a cold
oyage. I had an impulse to leave t
pime word for the- folks at; home, c
hen presently we were seated , in a ii
Year, slowly ascending the preparatory.
incline. ? || | *' |
During the gradual ascent we had
;: plenty of time to think, r found rayIN
self wondering if people ever fainted
in malting that swift revolution; also.
if I had heart disease, and what would
lov be the consequences to one affected
j in that way. Suddenly I remembered
"au that the princess of Nile had warned
he me against any unnecessary risk of
iat life. It sWemed a trivial thing, at the
lca moment, but t realized now that her
=e. words might have been fraught with
a special meaning. I stole a look at
the artist. Ho seemed pale and disth
trait, perhaps remembering a similar
ag warning. These contrivances always
ended in some frightful disaster, and
doubtless this was the trip for it to
iC- , . .* '
occur. The next day.our names would
t be in the head lines. I reflected
that we were probably as great a pair
of fools as walked the earth.
I* The car had reached the level
d stretch at the top now, and the (brink
5 was near. X recalled the starter's injunctions
to keep my head up?probabaly
to avoid losing it, as the result
of a sudden jerk. Lifting our eyes,
" we discovered that we were on the
? verge. Heavens! T had realized that
the incline was steep, but that?why,
a that was a drop! We were In a wheel:I~
ed car, perched at the brow of a precipice,
with a corkscrew revolution at
the end. Oh, to be for a single tn(]
stant on solid ground! To be?
A fierce upward rush of air, a wild
r grip at a loosening hat. and an iu*
stant later the shock! . We were on
the loop, We were shooting upward
1 as a billow that breaks against'the
cliff; we were curling over as the
wave curls backward; we were darts
Ing down: to-Inevitable annihilation
I confess that my rnipd was con- e
fused. I knew only that for what
I seemed an eternal instant we were
hanging in midair, that my head was
far from being up, that my body was
.-("ujuif, nt ix i_:ii-m,'uavit ceuiruugaa
Impulse to close up like an accordion.
Then all at once we had dropped.
and were shooting outward
dazed, weak and wondering at our
safety. As for our heads, they were. .still
on but almost in our laps. An
unknown man in the back seat announced
that he would not do. it again yj::
for a thousand dollars. The figures
did not seem extravagant.
The Song of the Common People:
' We are the common people, the hewers
of wood and stone.
The dwellers in common places.
mighty of brawn and bone.
Hearing the common burden that only
the shirkers shun,
And doing the common duty that, otjiers
have left undone.
Dubbed, by the few, pleblan, rabble or
Ours is the hand that feeds them. *;%J?
ours is the prize they share,
And ours is the common blessing, free
to the tollers all,
To win from the lowly valley unto the
summits tall.
Common, and only common?
This by the might of birth? ill
Yet the world in its need leans on us?
We are the kings of the earth.
we are lue common people, ana ours rg-c
is the common clay
That a God deemed fit for using,
when, in that olden day.
He took the dust of the garden, the
dust that his will obeyed,
Fashioned and formed and shaped it.
and man in his image mads.
And, seeing that God selected such.
clay for the human test,
And deeming his wisdom suffices to
choose but the surely best,
We. who are common people and made
of the common clay,
Leave to the proud uncommon to improve
on the Makers way.
Common, anil only common?
Tattered, sometimes, - and frayed?
We still are content with the pattern
That God in "His wisdom made.
We are the common people, yet out
of our might is wrought.
Ever, by God's own fiat, masters o"
mighty thought, J
Men of that grand republic whose
rulers walk-alone,
Piercing the future shadows, knowing
what seers have known;
And, measured by these, the unco* arc : y-ijjsj
petty and wee and smali.
..RJ1 SUU?U uauoies, cnatier- in;:,
voluble all;
And these, our sons, surpass them as
the hills o'ertop the glen.
For their great hearts throb to the
world's long sob, and tlie> ar" i
the saviors of
Common, and only common.
Hopelessly commonplace,
fet out of our loins still issue
The saviors of the race. J?'| * , |S||h^h
?Alfred J. Waterhouse in Success.
You Want the Best.
Are you going to spend your taction
somewhere out of town?
If so, of course you will want one
if your home papers to follow you.
Vhy not the West Virginian?
It's the best, and of course you waht
he best, and It wiy only cost you ten t||
enls per week mailed to any address |l|
i the United States.

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