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he strange things of this
way political ambition
? ? raii*n!?L:vfiner sensibilities and
the way it makes him disregard dull;
' ties which startle him when he
emerges from the political fog. He
seems to be utterly foreign to reason,
,-and hie finds himself often and almost
always in that state where he is
^S^;helpless. although he knows that
those surrounding him are disloyal.
And yet, somehow or another, political
ambition prevents him from severing
connection with the disloyal ones,
who become more than ever faithless
to their task. That -is one reason
why. sensible friends of successful
business men strive to prevent those
^^S|;jsuccessful business men from becoming
victims of that incurable disease
: called political ambition.
There are now, and have been,
many men in Pittsburg who have
been victims of the dread scourge.
Many of them have acquired wealth,
bat in that wealth there appears to be
something entirely lacking. They find
that they are being consumed with
oeipo trt hopnmp frrpfjt. nolifciclans.
? -v.- ?
i They realize their own importance in
the mercantile world. There are few
prominent business men who do not,
J -1 ""They figure but that they would eas
ily be able to stampede the political
lights of other communities if once
' } i they entered the arena. Of course
who have been successful in busi
' . ness and who hanker after politics
say that .they loathe the worker
but seek rather the companionship oi
statesmen. They figure that inasmuch
; as they are capfains of industry they
are surely "captains of statesmanship.
It is an easy stretch of the imagination
when exceptional success in business
makes plenty of room within
one's head for a play of that imagi tiotinn
& >' . n',
It is the desire to become statesmen
that leads successful captains of industry
into the political ambition to
wear the toga. It is more refined,
you know, to step into the Senate
. from the business mountain top than
to climb the long ladder, the lower
rungs of which are imbedded in the
mire. The last Senatorial fight, was
an interesting struggle to those behind
the scenes in the newspaper of.
fice. Political ambition appeared to
blunt the supposed finer feeling of
some. There were innumerable candidates.
The newspapers know confidentially
of more political ambitions
r . in the direction of the Senatorship
than ever the public .did. The reason
.was the booms of some failed to
" ripen.
. It was natural that the candidates.
however, should first seelt the support
r of the newspapers. That is what
some of them did. It. was a peculiar
thing, too, that political ambition had
such an effect on some of the candidates
that they could not be told that
their chances of success were slim.
Each felt that he was the chosen of
Penrose. At least that is what some
of them said behind the scenes.
There were some who were so borne
away by their political ambitions that
they forgot, for the moment, the times
when they sought to ruin the properties
of those whom they were now approaching
for favors. But that was
political ambition.
Some sought the Senatorship in r
dignified way. Some rested ontirelj
upon their abilities. There were otli
ers who based all upon their business
success. There were more who build
ed all upon what they thought the:
had done for their party, and then t
few who thought they should posses:
the toga for what those whom the:
* were employing had done for tin
leader who had laid down the tog;
with his death. It was strange hov
business was forgotten in the mat
plunge of political ambition.
There were some with whom tin
stockholders of large corporation:
had placed the duty of managing thoi:
interests who bent every energy tr
'* satisfy their political ambitions at t
time when their properties wort
verging upon bankruptcy. It is no
believed that political ambition an<
lack of business success had any rela
tion, but it was peculiar that one nron
erty had bonds running toward Tin
half million mark placed upon i
. shortly after the political ambitioi
had been followed to political fail
<' ore.
The strangest thing about politica
ambition is that it forces upon tha
blindness which prevents a realize
ticm of what is going on. In othe
V . "words, it is easy to put out the eye o
man with a political ambitior
l*\. The proper caper is to fill him wit!
hatred for his rivals, make him be
f. \ lieve that those he is employing ar
'. 'y;'..'\the shrewdest men of their class an
5-ttSt?j||ipia.^'3,the only way to secure succes
is to throw dust in the eyes of th
, opposition and trample everything ur
der foot that gets in the way. Th
dust geme is ah old one in; politics
; and that is why all amateurs in the
campaign of,political ambition pick it
up as one of the first priceless assets.
It Is such a jolly game, too.
Wonder has often heen expressed
at the ability of some of the subordinates
to put It on the eye of the man
with a political ambition. And that
wonder often extends beyond the
length and breadth of the business in
which the man with the political ambition
is engaged. That is one reason
why the friends of some of the recent
1 candidates made strenuous efforts to
prevent those candidates. There was
talk of money running to the millions
during the melee for the toga, but
; no one could pin it right down to the
checks or to the exact figures. Fabulous
prices were mentioned, but
' those out in the cold, calculating
world attributed such figures to the
blunted sensibilities produced by po
The wisdom of the Senator makers
was fully demonstrated in the result.
Narrow personalities and private inirests
would never be expected to
properly wear the toga. The spirit
which, temporarily reveling in the
realm of politics, saw fit to promulgate
the idea that 98 cents a day was
sufficient, for any laboring man was
feared as much two months ago as it
was 20 years ago. But it would be unkind,
very unkind, to go far into these
little matters. It would scarce be
right to adopt the same tactics as
those who are filled to overflowing
' with the political ambition.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 12.?
With the names or several of the most
prominent men in Washington among
its trustees, a correspondence university
has been incorporated in Washington.
The incorporators and the trustees
are Justice David Brewer and
Justice Henry Billings Brown, of the
Supreme Court of the United States;
Senator Chauncey M. Depew, or J\ew
Yorl;; the Rev. Edward Everett Hale,
Senator George F. Hoar, of Massachusetts;
Henry B. F. MacFarland, Commissioner
of the District of Columbia;
Channing Rudd, Registrar of Colum1
bia University; Martin A. Knapp,
chairman of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, and Walter C. Clephane,
a prominent Washington attorney.
The object of the corporation is
stated to be "to give and furnish instruction.
by mail or otherwise, in
any or all branches of knowledge in
any or all parts of the world."
Channing Rudd, who is manager of
the corporation, said that they expected
to build up a great educational
institution of world wide extent, with
headquarters in Washington.
MERIDEN, Conn.. Aug. IX.-?While
. the -wedding guests were waiting jit
the Methodist parsonage to-day to
, witness the marriage of Mrs. Elizat
betli S. Caldwell and Carl Frederick3
son. the prospective bride and brider
groom were closeted with Rev. Frank
A. Schofield. pastor of the church, who
x soon after announced there would be
v no ceremony.
, Those assembled were surprised to
see Mrs. Caldwell immediately leave
a the house, enter a waiting carriage
" and hastily leave the scene. Mr.
Frederickson soon set out afoot.
Mrs. Caldwell is a divorced woman
and has two young children. It
seems Mr. Frederickson informed her
~ at the eleventh hour that the children
j would have to go to the Curtis Home,
an orphan asylum. The mother refused
to agree to this and the separation
Cheap Excursions'to the St. Louis
World's Fair Every Wednesday
In August, September and October?Only
$13.00 Round
Trip From Fairmont.
j. Tickets will be good going in
1 coaches only on specified trains.
h Returning, tickets ivill be good in
coaches only on all regular trains,
leaving St. bonis not later than ten
(j days, including date of sale.
Call on ticket agent for time of
train and full information.
i- It is easy to get guesses by aslcing
e a friend to subscribe for the West Vir3,
ginian six months. x.
Then a Man Could Be But Out by
Sonli 1 iiHim With the Ball?The
I'aipire Toole It EaKy While the
TeuniN Bilecl Up Half a Hundred
Tlie first newspaper report of a baseball
game that I- remember reading
was an account of a game played, at
Hoboken, N. J., In 1S59. It appeared in
an illustrated weekly and was such a
novel and ^interesting event that the
weekly gave a double page illustration.
There was no baseball schedules in
those days. All that was needed was
an occasion such as a Fourtli of July
celebration, a county fair, a house raising
or some other event of that nature.
The occasion for this particular game
was the entertainment given to a team
of English cricketers then touring this
country. We had evolved a game from
the old English "rounders," which we
called baseball, and we wanted to show
our cousins what a high old game it
It may have been the "humors of the
day" editor who wrote the report,
which was as follows:
"Baseball differs from cricket, especially
in there" being no wickets. The
bat is held high in the air. When the
ball has been struck, the 'outs' try to
catch it, in which case the striker is
'out,' or, if they cannot do this, to
strike the striker with it when he is
running, which likewise puts him "out.'
"Instead of wickets there are at this
game four or five marks called bases,
one of which, being the one at which
the striker stands, is called 'home.'
"As at cricket, tlie point of the game
is to make the most runs between
bases. The party which counts the
most runs wins the day."
The fact that the reporter thought it
necessary to explain how the game was
played indicates the, extent of the public's
knowledge of baseball at that time,
and even lie wasn't quite sure whether
there were four bases or live. "When
he says a base runner may be put out
by hitting him with the ball he makes
no mistake, for that was an actual fact,
and it was considered a good play on
the part of a base runner to draw a
throw from the pitcher, for usually the
runner would dodge the throw and
gambol around the bases while the
fielders were hurrying after the ball.
This rule was abolished as soon as the
game became popular, for a baseman,
instead of touching a runner with the
ball, would often "soak" him at short
range, which generally brought forth
unprintable remarks from the soakee.
The artist in illustrating this game
wn" fon liaViinrl flto VOTIO T"t"?>T* Til A
picture shows us several hundred spectators,
and. with the exception of a few
ladies and gentlemen seated in carriages,
the only person sitting down in
the entire assemblage is the umpire,
and, as if to show the perfect tranquillity
of his mind and his contempt for
foul tips, he leans gracefully back in
his chair with his legs crossed. The
basemen, instead of ' playing off," are
standing, each with one foot 011 his
base, and a base runner is "glued to
third," although the pitcher is about to
deliver the ball. In short, the general
aspect of the field is enough to give the
modern baseball captain nervous prostration.
The year 1S70 saw baseball well established
and deserving the title of national
game. Of the amateur clubs the
Harvard university team was one of the
strongest, virtually defeating the fa|
mous Red Stockings in one game. The
I score stood 17 to 12 in Harvard's favor
at the beginning of the ninth inning,
I and with two Reds out,'Goodwin, the
| Harvard pitcher, was hit by a batted
ball and injured. He recovered sutli
4-1.. 4-.-. ?. : 4- 1. n?+ .i 11/1 +I1011
ClOIA Ll^ IU yucii Lilt: Aiit; out auu
fainted, the Itetls meanwhile piling up
eight runs and winning. The game was
played in Cincinnati.
Another notable achievement of a
Harvard nine was the twenty-four inning
and no" run game in 1S77 with
the Manchester (X. II.) club. In this
game Catcher Tyng of the Harvards
(yes, Jim Tyng, perennial Jim Tyng)
made the unprecedented record of
thirty-one put outs and three assists.
While this game was interesting and
exciting in its early part, it grew somewhat
monotonous after the fifteenth
inning, owing to the fact that the dead
ball used became Spunky," and the
batsmen were unable to knock it outside
the diamond. The pitching of
Ernst amused the spectators, however,
and I think Ernst must have been the
pioneer contortion pitcher.
It was customary in those clays for
pitcher to stand erect and deliver the
hall with the hand below the shoulder,
but Ernst had a way of tucking the
ball behind his back, looking over his
right shoulder and elevating his left
leg as lie pitched. That seemed to
the spectators a bad case of monkey
business and always called forth derisive
remarks from the small boys.
TTt.? ? 0 ft <->uf o o nil
-llLirS I'UC'Jl'll UL JH.LCV.-H SLl iivu UULO nnvi
but four Hies knocked, into the outfields
us cuts shows that he knew his
business at all events.
The scores of a few games played
by leading clubs in 1SG9 show that the
player's occasional request for a substitute
to run a few laps for liitu was
not without reason:
Ilarvards, 39: Lowells, 10.
Clippers of Philadelphia, S7; Nationals.
Lowells, 102; Andersons of I.ynn, S.
Cincinnatis, 70; Unions of St. LouIs,
Eckfords, 45; Atlantics, 25.
These are fair samples of the scores
made by the best clubs. Those of some
of the minor clubs oftentimes resembled
the. scores of a billiard match.?
Some of the best lots on Fairmont
avenue for sal". See H. H. Lanham.
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 2Sth, August 11th
and 25th, and September Sth.
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.
TJlonnlol TT-m.
2VI1 IgUlS UL JTJi tuitto,
campment, August 1G-19. One fare
plus 51-00 Tor the round trip. Tickets
on sale August 12tlj, 13th, 14th and
loth, good returning until August
31st, inclusive.
San Francisco, Cal. *
Triennial Conclave, Knights Templar,
Seiitember 5-9. One fare for the
round trip to Chicago or St. Louis
added to fares tendered therefrom
(Chicago 550.00; St. Louis 547.50).
Dates of sale to be announced later.
San Francisco, Cal.
Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F.;
September 19-25. One fare for the
round trip to Chicago or St. Louis added
to fares tendered therefrom (Chicago
550.00; St. Louis 547.50). Dates
of sale to be announced later.
Toronto, Ont.
Friends' General Conference, August
10-19. One fare plus $2.00 for the
round trip. Tickets on sale August
9th to 11th, good returning until August
31st, inclusive.
For additional information concerning
rates, routes, time of trains, etc.,
call on or address ticket agents, Baltimore
& Ohio R. R.
Between both Depots, and best
location in City.
Everything about the house first-class.
Rates $1.50 and $2.00.
Baths and Bar Attacher to Hotel.
1203 to 1214 Water Street,
"You Can't Beat Us
Unless You Cheat."
&?/ HSSlj& A 1 A 1 JU -U a * A mi ?-? ? ** 1
At the Depot,
The largest and handsomest
Sample rooms in the Country
located in the new $200,000.
Court House.
Fairmont, W. Va.
Very Low Rate Sunday Excursion
Tickets On Sale May 15.
Effective May 15 and continuing
every Sunday thereafter until fur
ther notice, the Baltimore & Ohic
Railroad will place on sale excursion
tickets between stations of Wheeling
and Grafton, good going East bounc
on regular train No. 72, leaving Fair
mnnt at 10:52 A. M.. and returning
no regular trains No. 71-55, leaving
Grafton 12:40 noon, and 6:50 P. M.;
and good going "West bound on regulai
train No. 5, leaving Fairmont at 7:47
A. M., and returning on regular trait
No. 4, leaving Wheeling at 5:00 P
M. For tickets and full information
call on ticket agent.
Laughter Promotes Good Health.
London Health.]
It is good to laugh. There is prob
ably not the remotest corner or lit
tie inlet or tne minute uiooa vessels
of the body that does not feel some
wavelet from the great eonvulsior
produced by hearty laughter shaking
the central man. The blood moves
rapidly?probably its chemical, elec
trie or vital condition is distinctly
modified, it conveys a different im
pression to all the organs of the body
as it visits them on that peculiar mvs
tic journey yvhen the man is laugh
ing from what it does at other times
nm-vr-v tnotr /- <-? rry n ttrliiin nli t-oioianc
will prescribe to a torpid patient sc
many peals of laughter to be undergone
at. such and such a time.
If you are in the market for a re
frigerator, do not fail to see us. Wt
have them at a bargain. J. L. Hall's
hardware store. 3
1 pint Mason jars, 35c doz.; 1 qt
Mason jars, 39c doz.; 2 qt. Mason jars
58e doz at J. L. Hall's hardware
store. a
Put Not Your
y-vrt w T /^? rm
In Money But Put Your
rjjjSRlpa Baltimore & Ohio
^jg|f^ railroad.
PASSENGER trains will arrive at
and depart from Fairmont on the
following- schedule on and after May
22d, 1904west
No. 7.?Chicago Express. 4:24 a. m.
No. 5.?Wheeling Accommodation
7:47 a. m.
No. 55.?Wheeling & Cincinnati
Express. 7:29 p.m.
No. 71.?Wheeling Accommodation
1:36 if, m.
east bound.
No. 8.?New York, Balti
1UU1C cujuvi vY uiojliington
Express. 3:25 a. m.
No. 72.?Grafton Accom'n 10:53 a. m.
No. 46.?New York, Baltimore
and Washington
Express. 1:48 P. M.
No. 4.?Grafton Accom'n 8:38 P. M.
No. 50.?Pittsburg Accom'n 1:00 P. M.
, No. 4.?Pittsburg Accom'n 9:55 p.m.
No. 3.?Pittsburg Accom'n 7:50 a. M.
. No. 51.?Connellsville Ac'm 2:10 p.m.
No. 69 leaves daily for Morgantown
at 9:05 p. m. No. 62 "arrives fromMor>
gantownat 6:55 a. m., daily except Sun(
day: at 8:00 a. m. Sunday onlv.
No. 5.?Arrives at Fairmont 5:35 p. M.
No. 1.?Arrives at Fairmont 12:10 P. M.
No. 3.?Arrives at Fairmont 7:45 a. m.
: No. 2.?Leaves Fairmont... 7:10 a.m.
No. 6.?Leaves Fairmont. . . 1:53P. M.
. No. 4.?Leaves Fairmont. . . 9:55 p. M.
All trains are daily except Nos. 3
and 4 on the F., M. and P. branch,
1 which are daily except Sunday.
For sleeping car reservations and
, information concerning tickets and
rates, consult
T. B. Henderson,
Ticket Agent.
And Return?Only $4.50 to Baltimore
and Return, Saturday Night, August
20, via Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad.
Train No. 4 will leave Fairmont at
S:3S A. Jr., affording an opportunity to
spend all day Sunday among the attractions
of either the Capital or Monumental
Grand Excursion to Mountain Lake
2-5 rb Atini ict Q + h_ From Fair
' mont?Very Low Rates
For the Round Trip.
Tickets good on day of issue only.
Get information from ticket agent.
A second prize of fifty dollars is
I very literal; and a third of twentyfive
is a really handsome gift. See
page eight of this Issue. x.
, Croquet is a pleasant pastime. Fros
cure a set at J. L. Hall's hardware
: store. x
lar opens a Savings account.
1 you the safe. We keep the
. accounts draw four per cent,
ame being compounded semid
get a safe. It will help you
me Bank or Fairmont,
J. E WATSON. President
J. S. HAYDEN, Vice President
Capital, $150,000.00.
Undivided Profits. $160,000.00
A. B. Fleming;, J- S. Hayden,
J. E. Watson,
M. L. Hutchinson, F. E. Nichols,
0. S. McKinney, C. E. Manley.
Transacts a general banking business.
Accounts of corporations, firms and
individuals received upon .the most
favorable terms consistent with sound
and conservative banking.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Separate vault with safety deposit
boxes for use of customers.
The First National Bank
of Fairmont, W. Va.
Capital Stock, - $100,000.00
Surplus and Undivided
Profits, - 165,000.00
Designated Depositary of the United
States and State of West Virginia.
J. M. HARTLEY, President.
Vice President.
JOS. E. SANDS, Cashier.
J. M. Hartley, Hon. A. B. Fleming
Benj. D. Fleming, Wm. E. "Watson
Jos. E. Sands.
Chartered as State Bank in .1851.
Organized as National Bank in 1865
Rechartered as National Bank in
Wants business based cn balances
and responsibility.
Collects on all points.
Sells domestic and foreign exchange.
Pays interest on special deposits.
Customers' private boxes taken care
of in our fire and burglar proof vaul
free of charge.
The People's Bank of Fairmont,
W. Ya.
George M. Jacobs President
George DeBolt Cashier
J. M. Brownfleld Assistant Cashier
Directors?G. M. Jacobs, S. Lu Watson,
J. M. Hartley, Harry Shaw, W. 8.
Haymond and C. E. Hutchinson.
All business intrusted to ue will receive
prompt and careful attention.
Interest paid on time deposits. Vault
is free to customers for private boxea
and papers.
\ i
For Good
Go To
Cunningham Block.
Porter Alley and Monroe Street,
C. V. ABBOTT, Proprietor.
Rooms have been remodeled and
thoroughly renovated.
Rooms with bath.
First class bar attached.
Worthy H. Post has bought
the M. R. Post Grocery on 8th
street and will continue the
uubiiiebb at trie uiu siano
where he was formerly located.
Contractor <fe Builder,
guarantees satisfaction in all his
work. Screen doors a specialty. Estimates
free. 718 Gaston Ave.
nAmiuiuiM et nufrmAHi
are located on the second floor ol the
People's Bank Building. They are
prepared to do paving, grading cementing
and all work in their line on
short notice.

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