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ed to allow the people to
s plain and direct question
ler or not they would abolaxes.
They are responsible
are and any effort to shift
Republicans is the merest
They tried to amend
mept by putting on a pror
capitation tax for one dolwas
clearly unconstitutionso
ruled by Speaker Moats,
ilican amendment amends
of the constitution under
, land titles, while the Demjr
amends article 4 con.ualificatlons
for - voting.
xatic howl that tne iiepuoopposed
to any capitation
eeriest nonsense.
Not Sincere.
?mocrats had been sincere
to make the poll tax efy
would have supported
1, chapter 4 of the acts of
a section provides for the
if the poll tax by the assese
time the_ tax is levied
1 gives him full power in
The Democrats did not
at bill. They showed by
that they were not intere
collection of the poll tax
ue maker, for whenever in
rs of the control ^ of this
they really tried to pass
5. for the poll tax? They
e Republicans when they
s the law referred to which
possible" the collection of
. of ali the poll taxes. The
want nothing us a revenue
ey oppose the reduction of
.they want is a chance to
s every poor man white or
rim the government, for
emolument. Their posing
id of revenue measures is
Democrats chiitn now that
to make the payment of a
bill the test of a man's fiti
And a one dollar bill is
e of their estimate of the
e elective franchise.
. No Criticism,
st section of the document,
amber- of the bills set clown
mment, including House
24, 21, 1L and 12, and Sen10,
G. 7 and 12. Apparentocratie
compiler had notlithese
bills and thus acabout
one-half of the Leg- 1
ork as well and good. AVe
;e the Democrats are satismething,
Inn: are somewhat
understand why they have
red some fearful hidden
<3 some terrible attacks on
i rights between the lines
easures. It was certainly
t that these bills were not
rriticised and we would not
I if the author of the pamaken
to task for his failure
some woefully bad provis- j
riter makes up for his fail- i
rext part of the document j
? jumps nimbly to Senate j
providing thai; the estate j
leased person, shall be list- j
raisers appointed by the j
ose" order a personal repre- i
authorized. The writer ;
bad amendment is found |
n.graph which says "that ;
t shall be xendered upon
>ond or evidence of debt j
ie estate of a deceased per- j
such note, bond, or other ;
debt has been listed by j
appointed tc appraise his j
Ve learn from the Demo-!
or that this amendment j
ingestion of practical con- j
the benefit of the debtor, \
bonds or other evidences |
necl by a decedent to the j
[ all interests of his heirs j
=> in case the appraisers j
such notes, etc., for assess- j
is is absurd. There is no I
involved and a reference j
amply proves it. The oh- :
sew law is simply to bring ;
ty out for prtfper taxation
is going to be hurt by it. j
sers are supposed to list j
, bonds, .etc., and it is no ;
right that they should do j
io Will Be Hurt?
11 \J. -<> .'.-3 \J VCl >
this eminent Democratic
enato bill No. 19 i.s object- :
3 gives the county courts |
tpoint a collector who ex- |
powers of a sheriff in col- |
>s. Under the provisions j
ier law the auditor with j
il of the governor might, j
ppoint a collector and the j
iys the reason for giving I
:ourts this power is not ap- i
Sis apparent to any one
Band thi.it a minute and
Banger in the bill as the
ests. Why is it not right
unty court shall appoint a
local taxes instead of the
the State? Which would
; about this, the county
court or a State official at Charles- j
ton? Who would he in the better po- !
sition to bring about this collection ,
than the county court wnen the sheriff
fails to do his duty? Who on earth is
going to be hurt by this law?
We find also objection to section 8
of this bill providing that interest at
the rate of 10 per cent, per annum
shall be added to all ta>. bills after the
riotr .Tormarv I'his Damnrtratio.
prophet predicts- that this provision
will bear harshly on tax payers in the
interest of tax collectors. As the lawis
now, taxes must be paid between
September 30th and October 31st in
order to get the legal discount of 1 1-2
per cent. Under the new law the tax
payer is given two months in which he
may get the discount. The time has
been doubled, and he may even payin
December when no interest is
charged and no discount given. The
law is a distinct improvement over the
old method and will be welcomed by
the tax pay-ers.
Senate bill 24, Senate bill 20, Senate
bill 29 and House bill 20 are passed
over without comment and with
evident approval.
The next section of the document
tells us that county levies are limited
by House bill 22 to CO cents on the
hundred dollars valuation. The limit
of the county levy to CO cents is one
of the best features of the special session
legislation because it reduces taxation
and no argument is presented
agafnst it. Would the Democratic |
party-repeal these provisions in the j
new law?
A Fair Proposition.
A paragraph in thin bill which proposed
to limit the collection of taxes
to what, was paid jn 130J was "defeated
by the Republicans, and (his action j
aroused the fre of the Democratic writer.
. He thinks that there was a good
chance to make good the promise that
there should be no increase in the collection
of taxes in any county and he
charges had faith on the part of the
Republicans. The majority in the Legislature
was wise in striking out this
paragraph as ican he easily shown.
Suppose the county should bo visited
by plagues or floods. Suppose some
great catastrophe should sweep, over
the State. Suppose that extra money
was absolutely necessary to meet
these emergencies, that paragraph
would bar the way to the collection
of the needed revenues. It is a fact
that the revenues will be reduced under
the new law, but the party in power
left the way open for the raising
of additional revenues in case they
are needed. This is a fair, plain prop
usiuun, ami ciiiv bcnuui uuv can uiiuwxstand
ilr. Democrat does not criticise tFie
creation of the tax commissioner, but
merely states what the law provides.
He seems to approve of this measure
which is a feature of the best tax systems
in the greatest and most progres- j
sive States in the Union.
Reassessment comes in for some
consideration and lie uses the stock !
Democratic argument citing the proba-'j
ble raise of assessment at the true !
value, but he fails to record the cor- |
responding reduction in the State and
county levies which will fall to the j
rate of one-half of what it is at pros- j
ent. This subject v.-as referred to ear- j
lier in the document and we think it
has been pretty fully answered. It j
will not work harshly on the farmers
and land owners in the State as chargr- !
ed. It is evident that in any system
which aims at justice and uniformity
the basis must be the true value. Thai
true value may or may not. be the cash
value, is made very plain in the discussion
of this subject, in the report of
the rax Commission. It is clearly .
shown that the assessment of property
at its real and actual value is right }
and proper, and works ro the benefit of j
tlie smallest taxpayer, because for the j
obvious reason that the more valuable
the property the greater its worth, j
the greater the diffeixer.ee between its j
cash value and its actual value. For :
instance, a tract of land worth $1,000 i
would more nearly bring its actual
value in cash than a tract of land :
worth $1 <10,000. because there are very
few men who are able to ma he a purchase
involving $100,000, while there
are very many men 'able to make a
purchase involving $1,000, so that the
cash value of the $1,000 tract would .
be nearer SI ,?>00' than would the cash
value of the $100,00O tract to be j
$100,000. ' ' j
The document passes the license tax ;
on breweries, etc., without any criti- ?
cism and merely states that these new j
laws shut out of West Virginia all j
beers except those or local manufac- j
aire. Would the Democrats change '
this law? Would t.liey make The rate ;
lower? Would they let in all the outside
Same Old "Argument."
The last few pages of the document
are made up of open discussion, teeming
with all kinds of fearful charges,
but without the statement of a single
fact or any specific act. It is claimed j
that $30;000 were spent on the extra!
session in the tutile plan to amend the
tax laws, which Is about as near as
the pemocrats ever come to the truth.
I The fact of the; matter is that the extra
session cost $18,000 and the benefits
derived from it will be many times
that sum. The reduction of our present
direct State tax of 35 cents on the
hundred dollars to 5 cents in 1907,
which 5 cents shall be for the benefit
of the public schools, is an achieve- j
ment worth every year the cost of sev-;
eral extra sessions. The alleged colossal
and inexcusable extravagance of
the Republicans melts out of sight in
the face of $300,000 surplus', now in
the treasury and a bankrupt Democratic
treasury which confronted the
Republicans when they came into power.
It is quite true that the State appropriations
have increased but the
State has"'grown wonderfully in the
last ten years and larger appropriations
have become necessary for the
conduct of State institutions and government.
The people's jnoney has.
not been wasted or spent extravagantly
and great improvements have been
made without raising the tax rate one
penny, without the slightest additional
burden on the tax payers, and still we
have on hand a large and healthy surplus.
The Democratic charge of extravagance
is as old as the hills and
one of their favorite stock in trade.
They deceived the people with it in
1S92 and got a Democratic administration.
The tariff was revised with the
result, as Roosevelt says, that capital
did not make too much and labor did
not make anything at all. The Democratic
leaders juggled the figures in
1892 and led" the peojde to believe
that protection was a robbery and
when they attempted to prove it
plunged t he country into the worst j
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Editors West Virginian :
fU My guess is that the v
*$? ident will be
hr' that he will receive .
^ As additional guesses
id- offer, I give the following :
Second guess,
'57* Third guess,
fir" Fourth guess,
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% We are nos
J do all kinds of .
you want any c
or Job "Work of
<$. try us:
f Shipping" Tags,
@ Business Ca
I Bill JT
Sale Bills,
? Statem
? o
<e> ?
? Announcements,
J Negotiable N
JJ Promissor
@ AH Work Promptly a
1 Fairmont we
| Monroe
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times which had been seen for a generation.
The- Democratic party Is"
not any safer or saner now than it was
then. In fact it is a Settle worse than
ever before, because 'it is rent withfactionalism
and divider! by a score of
selfish interests.
This Democratic document does not
present any scheme of taxation. It ;
does not offer any plan to the voter I
in lieu of the one which it attempts to
tear down. It does not give a single
hope of fair play and honest tax revision.
It deals simply in a lot of glittering
generalities and we,do not think the
people will be so foolish as to accept
them in place of the fair and honest
plan which the Republican party has
outlined and which it has started to
put into operation.
rs a i timodi: jp. nwm pan pnAn
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.;
and good going "West bound on regular
train No. 5, leaving Fairmont at 7:47
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.
The true merit?W. L. Douglas .$3.50
Shoe for men. C. B. Highland.
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/inning candidate for Pres- ^
votes. *5"
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in accordance witn your yr
votes. ^ .
votes. rS~
If5 c^'i c>^
Vlpfllnlan |
lartment. 1
TV in position to J
Job Printing-. If ^
c it r_ u A I
>i me ionuwmg, ^
' any description, ?
rds, ?
leads, ?
etter Heads, ?
Note Heads, {
ents, ? i
how Cards, ? ,
Programmes, J
otes, @ c
y Notes, J L
"Pt-inf-inp*. a 1
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Price Lists. % t
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nd Neatly Executed, 3 s
st Viroinian. | ]
Street. |1
The only man in
the Monongahela
Valley who
makes.a specialty
of making
yoia money
and incidentally aliving for himself.
Fairmont Real Estate, j
Special Agents'
Properties Rented }
Special Agent
Loans Negotiated :
Stocks For '
Bonds for Investment.,
His clients are his references.
Office rooms, 322% Main Street.
Baltimore & Ohio 1
1 railroad.
PASSENGER trains will' arrive at
and depart from Fairmont on the
following- schedule on and after May o
22d, 1904 f]
west bound. <]
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 p. M.
east bound.
No. 8.?New York, Balti- G
more ana Wash- G
ington Express. 3:25 "a. m. j
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. 8
; e
f., ml ax? p. bkaxoh.
No. 50.?Pittsburg Accom'n 1:00 P. M. c
No. 4.-?-Pittsburg Accom'n 9:55 P.M.
No. 3.?Pittsburg Accom'n 7:50 a.m. j,
No. 51.?Connellsville Ac'm 2:10 p.m. j3
No. 69 leaves daily for Morgantown
at 9:05 p. m. No. 62 arrives from Mor- 3
gautown at 6:55 a. m. , daily except Sunday
: 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, "ti
which are daily except Sunday.
For sleeping car reservations and
information concerning' cickcis aau
rates, consult
T. B. Henderson, Ticket
Bheap Excursions to the St. Louis
World's Fair Every Wednesday _!
In August, September and Oc- s
tobei Only $13.00 Round
Trip From Fairmont.
Tickets will be good going In n<
coaches only on specified trains. tlReturning,
tickets will be good in p,
:oaches only on all regular trains,
eaving St. Louis not later than ten
lays, including date of sale. d<
Call on ticket agent for time of pi
rain and full information. sc
I p;
Paint pride is ours ill Justifiable
neasure, because we carry Heath &
Jiliegan's best prepared paint, and h'
;atisfaction is guaranteed by its. use. k
L. Hall's Hardware Store. x ti<
Dressmaking U.
kt 91 Second street. Fourth ward.
Children's work a specialty. m
"Its faultless fit" makes walking a
lelight." Dorothy Dodd shoe for ci
vomen. C.^B. Highland. X s(
ir opens a Savings account.
you the safe. We keep the
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accounts draw four per cent.
[XI w UCllXg LUilipUUilUCU 5CLU1get
a safe. Ifc will help you
rue Bank of Fairmont,
L E WATSON, President.
J. S. HAYDEN, Vice President
Capital. $150,000.00.
Undivided Profits, $160,000.00
A. B. Fleming, J. S. Ilayden,
J. E. Watson,
M. L. Hutchinson. - F. E.Nichols
0. S. AlcKinney, C. E. Alanley.
Transacts a general banking buslless.
Accounts of corporations, firms and
ndividuals received upon the most
avorable terms consistent with sound
tnd conservative banking.
Interest paid on timeldeposits.
Separate vault with safety deposit
jo.xes for use of customers.
nr. ? v n ^..... t t> ? l
B.1JLCJ ii irsL iiittiuiitti
of Fairmont, W. Ya.
lapital Stock, - $ 100,000.00
Surplus and Undivided
Profits, - 165,000.00
Designated Depositary of the United
States and State of West Virginia.
k. HARTLEY, President.
' Vice President.
JOS. E. SANDS, Cashier.
'. M. Hartley, Hon. A. B. Fleming
3enj. 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 on balances
,nd responsibility.
Collects on all points.
Sells domestic and foreign exchange.
Pays interest on special deposits.
Customers' private boxes taken care
f in our lire and burglar proof vaul
ree of charge. ? ^ rhe
People's Bank of Fair^^4
W T7?
muiii3 w w v ii. - ^
eorge M. Jacobs Pr oddest
leorge DeBcit Cashier
. M. Brownfleld.,. .Assistant Cashier
Directors?G. M. Jacobs, S. L. Waton,
J. M. Hartley, Harry Shaw, W. 8,
iaymond and C. B. Hutchinson.
AH business intrusted to us will raeive
prompt and careful attention.
iterest paid on time deposits. Villi)
: free to customers for private boxes
nd papers.
Porter Alley and Monroe Street,
C. V. ABBOTT, Proprietor. >
Rooms have been remodeled and
loroughly renovated.
O ...UL k?-)t.
IVUUIIi> Willi Udlll.
First class bar attached.
Contractor & Buiider,
uarantees satisfaction in all hia
ork. Screen doors a specialty. Esmates
free. 718 Gaston Ave.
"1 have nothing to take back, I have
nthing to withdraw of the things
lat I have said against the methods
jrsued to advance his candidacy. It
as a plain and deliberate attempt to
:ceive the party. The New York
atform was- vague and purposely
>, because the advocates of Judge
arker were trying to secure votes
om among the people who would
ave opposed his views . had they
nown them. * * * The nominaan
was secured, therefore, by crook1
and indefensible methods."?WIIjm
Jennings Bryan, in "The Comoner,"
July 13, 1904.
Croquet is a pleasant pastime. Earojre
a set at J. L. Hall's hardware
:ore. *

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