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It is a somewhat remarkable fact v
that justmow, when Russian and Japan | >>
are locked In a death -grip, a native
of the former country is trying to extend
to the United States a plan wnich n
f^V,.V : ' . . ~ ' some
think will do much toward
r-" '.'-.'"' . 1,
bringing about that universal peace of
J- . . which the poets have dreamed. The 0
. plan is to help all civilized peoples t]
t;.-; to a complete understanding of one an- a
- other by means of a new internal ioti- 0
al language, for which tlie most ex- n
traordinary claims In the way of sim- p
plicity and practicability are made. It t<
Is asserted that it can be learned by a a
person of ordinary intelligence in a ,]
few wdeks. says the New York Press. n
- The new language is known as Esperanto.
Its Inventor and advocate, is n
: / Dr. Lazara Zamenhof. a practicing e
f physician of Warsaw, Russian Poland, [j
v; It is not contended by Dr. Zamenhof n
V . that Esperanto should supplant exist- n
ing tongues; he offers it merely as a v
neutral language which shall supply t<
: men of divers nationalities with a ,]
means fpr mutual intercourse, while
the people of each nation go on speak- t
ing their native idiom at home and in s
the family circle. a
.? It will astonish most Americans to P
learn that-in Europe hundreds of so- s
cieties already have been formed to s'
push Esperanto into general use. and n
that in consequence It is making rapid s
progress. In various parts of Europe s'
magazines are now published in the
new language, and with the conspic- n
uous exception of the United States
there is hardly an important country
in the civilized world that does not
possess its Esperanto-center. There is,
- V'
however, an Esperanto section at the
. St. Louis exposition, and the inventor
hopes that, this will do much to arouse
V interest here in the cause. ,
- Iv
Esperanto, it is asserted, is free ^
from the objections that caused the , '
o downfall of Volapuk. which a few
years ago was heralded as the golden
^speech that would take the place of t ^
existing languages. Volapuk went by
the board partly because of its amlii- '
tion to kill off other languages, but
chiefly because it was an involved
and difficult speech to-learn. Neither
of these objections, it is said, can be _
urged against Esperanto. In a recent
vt" number of the Independent. Dr.
juh.ulfeives u. jjuuti ultra ui .iix> in "
! 1
As to the need of it. he cites the
.. fact that in order to enjoy convs.
- pondence with foreigners if. is at present
necessary to learn at least four or
five other languages. This is so difficult
that, it is possible only to a few,
and even the few who are able to mas
ter four or five new languages find |
the largest part of the world closed
to them so far as speech is concern- j
ed. Oii the other hand, did an inter-:
.national language exist it would be .
necessary to learn only this in aclcli- i
tion to one's native tongue to under-|
' stand and be understood by the whole I
world. j
**For centuries past." says Dr. Zamenhof,
"studious youths have spent
long years in learning Latin, yet are!
there to be found many able to make ;
free use of that tongue? Had the
same youths spent but a tenth ?>t' the i
time in mastering the international :
auxiliary every human would now be
intelligible to his fellow. In a fewweeks
one can learn Esperanto sufficiently
well to be able to communicate
one's ideas with freedom."
On the score of Esperanto's sim- ]
plicity, ur. zamennoi s assertions are
really astonishing. Its entire grammar.
he says, consists of only 1(1 brief j
and simple rules, which can be master- j
ed in half an hour, while its root words '
are those already known to many of j
the old. languages. For this reason!
men of education frequently are able j
' to read it after only a few hours* j
study. Here is the testimony of Leo j
Tolstoi, the great Russian philosopher:
"So great is the facility of learning
Esperanto that, having received a
grammar dictionary and an article in
that language. I was able, after not
more than two hours, if not to write,
at any rate to read, the language freely.
In any event the sacrifices any :
speaker of a European tongue won id
make in devoting some time to the
study of Esperanto are so small, and
the results which could thereby be ;
achieved are so enormous, if all?aT
least Europeans and Americans?;
Christendom should comprehend this i
tongue, that the attempt at least
should be made."
The remarkable simplicity of Esperanto
is attributed by the inventor to
the fact that not only is the grammar
, capable of being learned in half an
hour, and is free from all exceptions, .
but because it also possesses rules
by which any person is able to coin
.-ords from any given root without bens
forced to learn them.
"Time; fnr pvamnlf- " cflA's T)r 7.n
lenhof, "the prefix 'raal' signifies ab- l
olute opposites. (Bona good: mal- i
ona. bad). Thus, having learned the l
ords alta, dika, proksima, luma. ami, ;
stimi, supre, etc., meaning high, ]
hick. near. light, to love, to esteem, ]
hove, etc.. none need to learn the |
pposite words, malalta, malproksima. j
lalluma, malami, malestimi. malsure.
which signify low, thin, far, dark, ,
i hate, to despise, below, etc. Thus s
11 can manufacture for themselves ,
he opposite to any known root by
taking use of the prefix 'inal.'
"Also, 'in' is used to form feminineess.
Knowing that patro. frato, filo,
dzo,. koko, bovo, etc., mean father,
rother, son, husband, cock, bull, one
eed not learn the words patrino, fratio,
filino. edzino, kokino, bovie, etc.,
hich are represented in English by
otally different words, mother, sister,
aughter, wife, hen, cow. etc.
"A further example is afforded by 1
he suffix 'il,' which indicates an intrument
by whose instrumentality an
ction takes place. Thus, having
earned that sonori, kombi, kudri, '
lugi mean in English to ring, comb,
ew and plow, we at once know that
onorilo, kombilo, kudrilo, plugilo,
lean a bell, comb, needle, plow, repectivelv.
Of these affixes, which j
erve to simplify and abbreviate the (
inguage in such a remarkable maner.
there exist about 40 in Esperanto. ]
"From every word one can form *
ir himself the substantive, adjective, 1
ejfo. adverb, participles, etc.. by sim- 1
ly adding the requisite termination. r
ake, for example, the root mori. ?
hich signifies the idea of death. All
now at once that morti means to die. ?
lortoo. death, morta. mortal, etc.. for *
II nouns end in o, present, infinitives
i i. adjectives in a. and so on.
"It is therefore unnecessary to learn
lese parts of ""Speech separately. One t
in also combine any preposition with I
ny other word and thus obtain with- I
ut study all possible shades of hulan
'thought. Thanks to this. Espernto.
in spite of its remarkable sim- j ?
The west
Job Dep
\ We are nov
do all kinds ot J
you want any o
or Job "Work of
try us:
Shipping- Tags,
Business Cat
Bill H
Sale Bills,
Negotiable N<
All Work Promptly a
Fairmont we
| Monroe
' * . -;
plicity, is as rich andfc flexible as any
sxisting language. * .
'In fine, from every'root word one
:an form an endless array of derivaives.
and that root word is generally
tnown to any educated, civilized person,
as Esperanto's vocabulary consists
of such words as are used in the
najority of important languages (such
is botaniko, direktoro, telegrafo, porreto,
formo, etc.)."
In support of his contention that
lis language is perfectly practical the
ioctor says that thousands of persons
belonging to different nationaliti^b
low are utilizing it to correspond with
me another, and carry on the most
iv ci > ui ai \,uiiiuj uit>\,a i jvuo vu cm
vinds ot* subjects. After studying the
anguage for some weeks many Espermtists
have traversed the whole of
Europe, finding everywhere fellow Esperantists
~with whom they conversed
freely, no matter what their respective
native tongues may have been.
In spite of its purely mathematical
construction Esperanto is said to be
agreeable; to the ear. its sound much
resembling Italian.
Crowd Menaces Motorman, Who Is
Saved From the Mob By Arrival
of Policemen.
NEW YORK, Sept. 1.?Four-year-old
James Sineco, of No. 74 Johnson avenue.
was instantly killed and shockingly
mangled by a Hamburg avenue
rolley car almost in front of his home
Monday evening. The streets were
crowded, and so great was the demonstration
against the motorman, Thos.
Riley, that but for prompt appearance
jf policemen he might have been
The boy had been playing on the
sidewalk and undertook to follow his
companions to the opposite side of
he street. His playmates got over
he tracks, but Sineco failed to hear
he car which struck him. Before it
;ould be stopped the boy went under
t and rwo wheels passed over alnost
his entire body. Two policenen
from the Stagg street' station
nade their way through the crowd
tnd saved the motormon from harm.
The mother of the boy seemed to
jo insane, and fear that she might
larm herself caused relatives to watch
itri .
We handle a straight line of furniure.
window blinds, mirrors and picures.
Fairmont Furniture Co. Opjosite
postoffice. i
Some of the best lots on Fairmont
ivenue for sale. See H. H. Lanham
Virolnlan |
arwient. f
v in position to J
lob Printing. If J
f the following, ^
any description,
-ds, ?
eads, S
etter Heads,
Note Heads, J
0 >
snts, 5
iow Cards, 5
Programmes, ?
Dtes, q
y Notes, J
tok Printing, T
Price Lists. ?
nd Neatly Executed, 9
st Viroin'ian, |
Street. ?
^ wvwvw W V v IP
Of Redujed Fares Authorized via
Baltimore and-"Ohio Railroad,
Summer Season, 1904.
Atlantic City and Seashore.
Special low rate excursions from all
j points east of the Ohio river on June
| 30th, July 14th and 2Sth, August 11th
1 and 25th, and September 8th.
San Francisco, Cal.
i Triennial . Conclave, Knights Templar,
September 5-Jh 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.
San Francisco, Cal.
Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F.,
septemiier ia-20. une iare ior me
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.
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.
3aths and Bar Attached to HoteL
1208 to 1214 Water Street,
"You Can't Beat Us
Unless You Cheat."
At the Depot.
The largest and handsomest
Sample rooms in the^ Country
located in the new $200,000.
Court House.
D \A/II R I A line Dh/^?
D. VI - l? lUblMIfW, r i ufJ.
Fairmont, W. Va.
Very Low Rate Sunday Excursion
Tickets On Sale May 15.
Effective May 15 and continuing
every Sunday thereafter until further
notice, the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad will place on sale excursion
tickets between stations of Wheeling
and Grafton, good going East bound
on regular train No. 72, leaving Fairmont
at 10:52 A. M? and returning
no regular trains No. 71-55, leaving
; Grafton 12:40 noon, and 6:50 P. M.;
i and good going West bound on regular
' train No. 5, leaving Fairmont at 7:47
i A. M.. and returning on regular train
No. 4. leaving Wheeling at 5:00 P.
| M. For tickets and full information,
call on ticket agent.
Cheap Excursions to the St. Louis
World's Fair Every Wednesday
In August, September and October?Only
$13.00 Round
Trip From Fairmont.
Tickets will be good going in
coaches only on specified trains.
Returning, tickets will be good in
coaches only on all regular trains,
leaving St. Louis not later than ten
days, including date of sale.
r*?11 on tl'ol-Qt o rrnn f V;r->
van UH IIVIVV.I, UgCUl, 1VJI 11U1C Ui
! train and full information.
"I shall not misrepresent the situation,
or appeal for votes for the ticket
upon false grounds. A Democratic
victory will mean VERY LITTLE, IF
ANY, PROGRESS on economic questions
so long as the party is under
the control of the Wall Street element.
as prepared by Judge Parker's
friends on the sub-committee was a
straddling, meaningless plank. *
* * The nomination of Judge Parker
Jennings Bryan, in "The Commoner,"
July 13, 1904.
Grand Excursion to Mountain Lake
Park, August 9th, From Fairmont?Very
Low Rates
For the Round Trip.
Tickets good oa day of issue ouly.
Get information from ticket agent
Dressmaking j
At 91 / Second street, Fourth ward.
Children's work a specialty, J
Put Not Your
In Money But Put Your
| In TRUST With
PASSENGER trains will arrive at
and depart from Fairmont on the
following* schedule on and after May
22a. 1904* " J
i No. 7.?Chicago Express. 4:24 A. M.
I No. 5.?Wheeling Accommodation
7:47 A. M.
I No. no.?Wheeling & Cin
cinnati Express. 7:28 P. m.
Xo. 71.?"Wheeling- Accommodation
1:36 P. M.
east bound.
No. 8.?New York. Baltimore
and "Wash- '
ington 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. s
F., 51. AXl? P. BRAXFU.
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 Jlorgantown
at 9:05 P. m. No. 62 arrives from Mor
gantown at 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... 1:53 p. 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, t
which are daily except Sunday.
For sleeping car reservations and
information concerning tickets and
rates, consult
T. B. Henderson,
Ticket Agent.
_______________________ (
To the Knights of Pythias Biennial '
Encampment Louisville, Ky?
Very Low Rates For the t
Rround Trip.
Tickets on sale August 12, 13, 14, 15, i
good returning leaving Louisville not t
later than August 31st; 1904.
Stop-overs allowed at specified
points in each direction. c
Get details from ticket agent. =
Only $1 to Wheeling ^
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
5?"Special train leaves Fairmont
at 7:55 a. m. Beautiful spenery enroute.
ar opens a Savings account,
you the safe. We keep the
accounts draw four per cent,
me being compounded semi-;
get a safe. It will help yot$
v -??*a z&'ir-'
Ttie BanK oi Fairmont,
J. E WATSON, President.
J. S. HAVDEN, Vice President
Capital. S150.000.00.
Undivided Profits. $160,000.00
a. d. rieming, j. s. tiayden,
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 timeldeposits.
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.
J OS. E. SANDS, Cashier.
J. M. Hartley. Hon. A. B. Fleming
Beni. D. Fleming, Wm. E. Watson
Jos.. E. Sands.
Chartered as State Bank in 1851.
Organized as National Bank in 1865
Recharterc-d as National Bank in
Wants business based on balances
and responsibility. \ (
Collects on all points.
Sells domestic and foreign exchange.
Pays interest on special deposits.
Customers' private boxes taken care
if in our fire and burglar proof vaul
free of charge. >
The People's Bank of Fairmont,
W. Va.
c a fItalstock,
leorge M. Jacobs President
George DeiJoit... Cashier
f. M. Brownfleld .Assistant Cashier
Directors?G. M. Jacobs, S. B. Wation.
J. M. Hartley, Harry Shaw, W. B.
ilaymoas and C. E. HutchinBOn.
Ai! business intrusted to us will re:eive
prompt and careful attention.
nterest paid on time deposits. Vault
s free to customers for private boxes
ind papers.
Porter Alley and Monroe Street,
C. V. ABBOTT, Proprietor.
Rooms have been remodeled and
lioroug-hly renovated.
Rooms with bath.
First class bar attached.
Contractor & Builder,
guarantees satisfaction in all his
rork. Screen doors a specialty. Es
imates free. 718 Gaston At6.
Your "want" is not important?to
myoue uui youraen?until it nas oeen
'put Into type."
All ol the latest telegraphic and '
ocal news will be found In the 'West
Croquet is a pleasant pastime. Pro:ure
a set at J. L. Hall's hardware
itore. x
Keliable Furniture at Fairmont Furliture
Co. x

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