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Rooms 27 and 28, Trust Building.
B. F. Rsmsgc, Ira L. Smith.
Howard N. Ogden. M. W. Ogden.
jf}> OGDEN A OGDEN,
111 Ball Block, Main street ConJOHN
L. LEHMAN,
|j; LAWYER,
Pj. FAIRMONT. W. Va.
Office, Hall Block.
8$; C. H. LEEDS,
Attorney-at-Law, ,J
r FAIRMONT, W. Va.
^V' Office, Opposite Court-house.
A. L. LEHMAN,
Attorney-,it-Law,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office, Hall Block.
fi
W. 8. MEREDITH,
' 'Attorney-at-Law,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office, Hall Block.
... __
HARRY 8HAW,
Lawyer,
COURT-HOUSE.
V FAIRMONT, W. Va.
T. N. PARKS,
AHoenav-nKlAu'
FAIRMONT, W. V?.
Office Main St., Opposite Court-house.
A. S. FLEMING,
Attorney-at-Lnw,
FAIRMONT, W. Vu.
a Office. 202 Main Street.
E. F. HARTLEY,
Attorney-at-Law,
FAIRMONT, V. Vu.
' Office, First National Bank Building.
f JAS. A. MEREDITH,
Attorney at Law,
FAIRMONT TRUST CO. BLDG.,
FAIRMONT. XV. Va.
PHYSICIANS.
DR8. HOWARD AND CARR.
Cor. Main 8treet and Parks Avenue.
Front Rooms, 2d Floor.
Office Honrs?10-11 a. in.; 2-4 p. m.:
7-8 p. m.
H. R. JOHNSON, M. D.,
Practice Limited to the Eye, Ear, Nose
J
IIIIU I II I UBl,
FAIRMONT, \V. Va.
Office, 225, People's Hank.
JOHN R. COOK, M. D.,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office at Hospital.
DR. D. L. L. YOST,
Residence, new building, Fairmont
Avenue.
F. W. HILL, M. D.
Office hours: ? Woman's Hospital,
Qulncy and Jackson streets, 1 to 2
sJ .o,andf6 to 7 p. m.: Rooms 200 and 107
\Jacobs .Building, Monroe street,-' 2 to 5
and 7 to 9 p. m.
DR. V. A. SELBY,
FAIRMONT. W. Va.'
Office Opposite Court-house.
W. C. & JESSE A. JAMISON,
Physicians and Surgeons,
MADISON STREET,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
DR. LEE LEMASTERS,
Osteopathic Physician.
Office Rooms, 208 and 209, Jacobs
Building, Monroe Street. Hell
Phone. 1971,.
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DR. A.' R. BADGLEY,
Dentist.
Vitalized Air Given With Extraction j
if Desired. Prices Reasonable. All
Work Guaranteed.
DR. J. O. McNEELY,
Dentist.
Main Street,
FAIRMONT. W. Va.
MISCELLANEOUS
ADVERTISEMENTS.
FAIRMONT ICE AND FUEL CO.,
M. M. Foster, Manager.
Offlce?304 Main Street. Phoned?F.
and M.. 398; Bell 333-2.
MRS. ADDIE RUTH HUBBARD
Graduate Nurse
ROUSH RESTAURANT.
Ball 'Phone 193-R Con. 324
M. EARIE MORGAN
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
I Hall Block, opposite Marietta
Hotel.
?i?
Cr. E.N. [ddy,
Oas administered. Lady attendant
Porcelain work a specialty.
Trust Co. Building, Fourth Floor,
Rooms 16, 164, 17.
Offloe hours: Phones:
8 to 12 a. m. Con. 214.
1 to 6 p. m. Bell 367 L
(Continue^ from Page One. i
-properties of all puBllc utilities. For
instance, the assessment of telephone
and telegraph companies for the year
1906 amounted to $900,000 In rouud
numbers, while for the year 190$ the
assessed value Is $3,237,000 In round
numbers. The express companies
were assessed in 1905 at $12,312, and
In 1906 at $107,271. Railroads were
assessed In 1906 at $30,000,000 and In
1906 at $176,000,000. Pipe lines were
assessed in 1906 at $8,900,000 and In
1906, $27,762,000. Water- companies
were assessed in 1905 at $250,000 and
Ill 17900 at $1,219,00. Thus you will
seq the wonderful Increase In the values
of these properties which are now
brought on the tax roll to -assist In
| paying the burdens of taxation.
The Total Taxable Value$
j In this State for the year 190G In
round numbers will be $900,000,000,
which is an Increase over the total
taxable value for 1905 of three times,
and It will he the exception In this
State to find the furmer whose property
has Increased In that ratio, t
will venture the assertion that 90
per cent, of all the farmers in West
Virginia will pay from 25 to 50 per
cent, less taxes for the year 190t! than
for the year 1001.
| "Again you have been benefited by
! the fact that a great deal of new
property, properly never assessed beI
fore, lias been brought on to the roll
| to help bear the burdens, and certain
men required to pay taxes that were
I In the past returned delinquent nti.l
'contributed nothing to the support of
our State government. Under the
law requiring the Slate school capitation
taxes to he collected by the assessors
when the assessment Is mado
we find the collections amounting In
round numbers to $11),Odd more than
was collected In the year 1901, when
?1... nkAHin> swOtn~i.nl It, ,, nntxlinilnn
ll(J OIllTI III I.VIH:I,H:U mv V?|'UIIIIUII,
Think of this Immense amount of
money brought Into the State school
fund and that, too, from people who
had In the past been returned delinquent.
This Is a clear gain anil the
direct residt of the change in the law.
"Again we find thero has been assessed
for the year 1900 leaseholds
or chattels real In the State amounting
to the stint of $.15,000,000 approximately.
This, too. Is a net gain, as
this class of property had never been
assessed heretofore, and therefore
has come in for the first time to help
hear the burdens of taxation. I am
sorry to say that this Is not
The True and Actual Value
of leaseholds in this Stale. The coal
leaseholds In some of the counties
have not been assessed at more than
one-fifth of their values, although
every effort has been made on the
part of the office of the tax commis
sloncr to have them listed at their
full value, but on account of certain
defects in the law and the great opposition
that comes from the owners
of this property, the assessors in
some of the counties of this Stale
I...*..11. ,1 u lUntn ,1i.llno In .>u_
ua>c j<11 tun iu uu luvn uuiico tit no
sesslng these properties. ProccetlIngs
are now ponding in some of the
courts to retaove those nssesors who
hnvo (ailed to do their duties and to
compel tliem to asitess these' properties
as the law provides.
"We find a most serious defect In our
statute which operates against the
State. It Is this. There is no provision
authorizing the State or county
to appear before the County Court or
any other tribunal and get a correction
of an assessment where the assessor
has assessed the property too
low. The law provides that an individual
when his property has been
assessed too high, may appear before
the County Court and have the said
court correct any erroneous assessment
against hint. If it appears that
the Individual has been assessed more
than the value of his property the
County Court may enter an order correcting
the same, but If the personal
property has been assessed too low.
even nt one-tenth of Its value, the
[State Is powerless to get the error
corrected in the courts, and unless
the asses-or can be compelled
To Increase the Value,
before the hooks have been returned
there seems to he no provision werebv
the error can be corrected. This
is a great mistake In the law. The
State should have the same remedies
for correcting the Assessments that Is
Riven to:an Individual, but it has been
I the law for many years nnd in the
amendments that were recently made
by the legislature* this was one of
the defects of the old law that was
overlooked. It is to be hoped that the
coming legislature will correct this
l most grievous error.
"You will find tha: In practically ail
I of the counties of this Sttae the levying
bodies have decreased the levies
to correspond with the increases in
the assessments. In some of the
counties of the State we find the total
levies for a)J purposes not to exceed
40 cents on the $100.00. and to take
the State over it will not average
more than lir> to 70 cents on the
$100.00 valuation. This gives West
Virginia the distinction of having the
lowest fix rate of any State In the
iunion, ami this is no small distinction,
especial i> when we consider the fact
thai prac lenity all our revenues are
derived from taxes upon property values.
We have no franchise or gross
income taxes In this State, and with
tho exception of the taxes derived
from license from certain businesses
and occupations, licenses from the
charters of corporations and the colv
our revenues are from property
valuations It.ls worthy of comment
to Hod our rate of levy so exceeding- e
ly Ion'. Heretofore ttae rates have oi
been from $2.00 to as high as even 8;
$3.00 on the $100.00 valuation. This ti
rate was very a;
* Detrimental to Our State, *
as a foreign Investor would always h
make Inquiry as to the rate of taxa- S1
tlon and none as to the assessed val- ?
I unu Qttnh rotiiq M'&Vf* VPfV diKCOIir*
string and would naturally have a ten- a]
dency to prevent capital from Invest- ,j
Ing In the State, while the present
rate of levy should and will have a
must encouraging effect.
"When the tax laws have been per- ai
fected and when the people shall have 01
thoroughly understood what these re- at
forms mean, and wiien all our Intan- ai
glide properly shall have been assess- ot
ed, which will be Ihe result of prac- Hi
tically so if the present methods are tl
pursued, the maximum lax rate In II
this Slate should not exceed one-half tli
ol' 1 per cent. Such a rate will not qi
only encourage Investments, but It r<
will hnve a tendency to make people
honest. Every man will feel that lie
can afford to pay taxes at such a low
c,
rate, and instead of hiding or dodg- ""
Ing as In the past when the rate was 1(1
$2.So on the $100.00, he will openly n!
und above botiril disclose all that lie r''
has and be willing to contribute upon
every dollar.
d<
"There has been a great deal of r(
reason for people dodging their taxes ^
In the past. Heal estate In many In- a
stances was not assessed at more than U1
one-fifth to ono-tenth of Its value, d!
hence the man with money and intan- n)
Bible properly felt that it would he |t|
a rank Injustice upon him to return w
10 1IH1 assessor nil Ul inn iiiiuiihluiu c]>
property ns It would mean that he w
should pay front fire to ten times as 0(
much taxes as Ills neighbor who own- rr
ed property of equal value. Hence s||
j It litis been a m
Game of "Hide and Seek"
ei;
| for many years and even honest men R1,
and the best citizens felt thut they C()
were only protecting themselves p,
when they disclosed n portion only of w.
their Intangible property. In the past n
the assessors have not only not known Kl,
the law, but they have utterly failed p,
to execute it. The people have been n(
permitted to tax themselves. The assessor
simply passe.l around the hat p(.
to the public and the public dropping ot,
in what it deemed expedient under tj,
the circumstances, having due regard t|,
tor the other charitable demands to c(,
lie made upon it, therefore to flud the
j law now being fearlessly executed, It se
jls such a radical change, not in the nl(
law itself, hut in its execution, that nll
| it is no wonder that it meets with ?c
! some criticism. nn
"This criticism comes from (wo n"
CO
sources, the man who owns vast proi>ertes
and who has not boon paying
his share of taxes and who will be re- M
quired to pay under this law. The <M
man in this class whether he be Democrat.
or Republican, seems to be* op- rn<
posed to the present system and the
I rofiKnn is'ti 11 nnrent. He is simnlv un- t,r
I willing to pay upon the full value of
j his property. He has not heen doing
| It In the past atttl he wants il. to eon;
Unite In the same old way. The other ''1
I class is the Democratic party. As I!
notice in most of the counties of the 011
j Slate their political conventions have tit
all declared against the tax law without
specifying in what partlcul-ir II th
lis olijectlonal. but simply to make an or
Issue and take advantage of the dls- m
jaiTeclion there may lie anions certain
110'publicans that are wilting to con- ">
idenin the law that they may eontiti- r'<
in to escape their share of the taxes.
In some counties, however, especially
i the agricultural counties, 1 notice the a
citizens are favorable to the law re- an
gartlless of polities, and it is only a tie
question of tltne when the best citizens ail
I'beckm
Wint
With
I ? Wn nns ufiil attemot to dispute the
] ^ ready for it?
MOTHERS, have you secured fo
* ble SHOES, HOSE, UNDERWEAR, !
I? TAM8, MITTENS. GLOVES. WMYS I
items that are necessor/ to make up
A Reliable goods at lowest prices,
| W
? staple merchandise.
Q Will you kindly give us a call?
>9 Agent for McCall'c Patterns and
9 the door free, AT
j BECKN
9)9999999999(1
ji < '"v'? ~:i
Ics, will be supporting the theory.
"It mutt be understood, end Is by
eery thinking nan, that the system
r taxation whlclt undertakes to place
It of the property in tbe State on the
tx roll at Its ful value, Is the best
istem that can be devised. In other
ords when all of the property of the
tate of all classes and description
as been placed upon the books and
jbjected to taxation at Its full valo
than the tax nroblem has been
rived. That Is the solution of It all,
jd no man can read the changes In
le law Impartially without seeing
lat the tendency Is to bring about
le assessment of all the property al
s full value. While this may not be
tcomplishcd In one year, two years,
even three years, still rapid strides
e being made In that direction, and
1 approach to perfection has gone
i more rapidly In the past two years
inn ever before. The property of
te State on the books for the year
lOC Is ninre nearly at Its full value
inn ever before, and It Is only a ]
lestion of time when the desired j
suit can be obtained.
The Railroads.
"Some of the newspapers of the j
ate. and even newspapers that claim j
i be Republican, take a position that!
i Injustice has been done to the I
illroads on account of the fact that !
eir valuations so nearly approaches
e value of the real estate. They '
in't stop to Inquire whether the rail- j
?ds have been assessed at more than j
elr true and actual value, but draw 1
conclusion from a comparison and
ulertake to make an argument front
at standpoint This Is poor urguent.
if the real estate is not up to
i full value, It must be put up and
111 be. It is true railroads were incased
very materially this year,'
Iiich was only just and proper. All |
her property had been greatly Ineased
and brought up lo what was
ipposed to be its full value, and whyit
treat Ihe railroads in the same
ay. The railroads which are assessI
highest in the State, by their owu
,-orn return, is shown to have an in- [
nie of over $5,000 per mile net, uf |
r all taxes, costs, maintenance of
t.v and equipment have been paid, j
uit test alone would Justify the as- j
ssnient but there were other tests. !
ir Instance, the bonded indebted-1
>ss and te stock values, stock being ]
nsidered at par amount to $110,000 [
r mile, while the assessment was j
ily about $7-1,000, and at the same ;
ne tile stock has been selling for j
e year past at from 10 to 20 per i
nt. above par. This Is an absolute i
monstration of the fact that the as- j
ssment of such railroads was not <
are than the true and actual value, i
d the board of public works would j
it have discharged its sworn duty '
der the law had It made the assess
ent. at a figure less than it did. The |
urts so far have sustained the hoard '
1
these assessments, which is another *
irieiice that the board acted prop- {
l-V- [
"With these facts before you, and J
are that I-might be able to glto, if
u had the patience and I had the
lie. von can ko oaca iu j um uuiuu? ,
d assure your nighbors and (he
rmers ot your community that an
tort is now being made for just and
ual taxation and that the reduction
their taxes doesn't mean putting it
the man who is able to pay, but
at It means that he has been paying
ore than his part int he past and
p time has now come when the othfellow
is required to cast In his
I to upon the same basis as the farm-1
. and that justice and equality in |
e matter of taxation is being car-1
>d out so faj' as it is possible."
Mliss Nettie Bartlett has opened
studio for teaching China painting
d water colors. Orders taken for
corated china and art work. Rooms
Joining Shafer Studio.
(I
LAN'S :
er Is I
lis I
vv
FACT. The quell ion It are you
V a
r your children warm, comforta- ?
SWEATERS, CAPS, TOQUES, J
MUFFLERS, and all the other ,
i your children'! Winter outflta7
consiatent with the felling of ^
Your patronage aoliclted. a i
^ 1
Magazines. Faihion Sheets at 0 J
I
LAN'S' !
COURT REPORTER REFUSES TO
KENT.
PARKKRSBURG. Oct. 11.?Before
the cue of J. Henry Fischer, sentenced
to three years in the penitentiary
for embezzlement of the Homestead
Building Association funds, goes to
the circuit court for a new trial, several
differences will have to be settled.
S. EJwin McDougnl, official court
reporter, refuses to transcribe the record
unless the defense pays him 1250
cash and gives him gilt edged secur
ity for the payment of the balance. The
transcribing of the record will take
at least a month, and at legal rates
will cost In the neighborhood of JSOO.
As yet no agreement has been reached
between McDottgal and Fischer's
attorneys.
VVh?? t htt fin nf a ilnr'a nfiKA pnJ/1
<inj moist, that dog Is not sick. A
feverish dry nose means sickness with
a dog. And so with the human lips.
Dry, cracked anil colorless lips mean
feverlshness, and are as well 111 ap
peariug. To have beautiful, pink, vel- ,
vet-like Hps, apply at bedtime a coat- |
lug of Dr. Shoop's Green Salve. It
will soften and heal any skin aliment
Get a free trial box at unr store, and
be convinced. I-urge nickel capped
glass Jars 25 cents. E. A. Biliingslea
& Co.
I
TUESDAY,
[ OCTOBER 16TH,
I COFFEE,
| CAKE,
MU8IC.
Special book and Bible sale now at
Burdette's.
For the Stomach
U 1 I V!J_
nean ana Moneys
Dr. Sboop's Restorative is a Causa
Cure?not a Symptom Cure.
It Is a common mistake to take artificial digee*
krs for stomach trouhlea?or heart stimulants
for weak heart?or so-called kidney remedlea for
ai.teosed kidneys. These orsransdo not act separ
itoly or of their own accord?they hare no ooa* ;
irol orer themselves?and not once in 800 times
la the sickness the fault of the organ. It is the I
Fault of the nerves which control the organ?
ind only through these a nerves oan stomach,
kidney! or heart dit-XApnien be cured. 2>r.
3hoop. of Racloe.^^^Wiiconsio, learned
?rly In his medical ^^ ft.exwrlence thai
;hesc inside nerves^^^HAt were the power
serves ? that^|HNn\ through them
>nlr was It pos^HftfHMJ^^stbletooureinligation,heart^HlABKr|A,
burn, belch*
og. insomu ia, bac k a o h e.
leart weak-dHnVgnr^BneiMcs. and
3right's dls-^HHHAMiNvease and all 4
Kbcraffectlons^HjHSVBy^of the kidieya.
For all of^^fBM^r these ailments
ire not separate^MB^^B sicknesses and I
ire not to be treated^^^^Hwa* such. They are
nerely symptoms of ^^^Vlnside nerve weakless,
and when the^Mpnerves are restored
be symptoms and the^Bsloknoss disappear,
["he remedy which Dr.TShoop prescribed for
hese ailing nerves Is known as Dr. Sboop's
testorative. It relieves the psfn an 1 distress of
:idney. stomach and heart trou files qu taker evea
ban those medicines designed simply to give
emporary relief. Dr. Sboop's Restorative (Tabeta
or Liquid) can now be bad or druggist*
very where... For sale and. recommended by
E. A. BILLINGSLEA & CO.
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A Paying Investment I
Plumbing is one of those
things which cannot be cheap
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health, and frequently the life
of those concerned in its use.
Nothing But The Best
will answer here. This sort is
lasting and saves money in the
long run.
Call and see our very large
display before placing orders.
Mountain City Plumbing Co.
421 Jackson St. Con. 11, Bell 268
C. E. MUMFORD, Mgr.
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An old saying of ours,
ful." You will find, wh?
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Bell 'Phone No. 1ISUZ
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Free Aatomoblle Service to QessM. Eg!
Others Commerdsl men will Ond a large aed 5 1
?t, oommodlaua sample room at their tU?r "Si ,5
: Like
j, ^ THE JACKSON HOTEL, BAN
_ Is noted for the excellent line of vine* 1|
liquors, alee, porter, beers, etc* earn J
... staotly carried In stock.
Spacious lobby, modern elentor,vlNil
; YQU< electric lights, hot and cold water t? ;
: every robm, cozy halls and parlors, !
schort and long distance 'phones, new- j . |
; ly furnished throughout, hometlkSi :
| quiet, comfortable.
DICKERSON BUILDING SUPPLY COMPANY f|gf
YELLOW PINE. 1
PINE INTERIOR FINISH^^g|
J SAMUEL B. HOLBERT. EDWARD F. HOLBERT. |
HOLBERT BROTHERS Jj
Fire Underwriters
J FAIRMONT, W. VA. B
Unexcelled Facilities (or Writing Large Lines of ' B
Insurance On 6oai Properties gjl
^ {And Other Manufacturing Concerns.
The comb ned assets of companies represented aggregate dm B
J One Hundred and Forty-One Million Dollars. *;
a The Largest Aggregation of Fire Insuranoe Capital la
7 West Virginia.
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Principal Office, Union Trust BIdg., Parkersburg, W. Vt,
Branch Office, Jacobs Building, Fairmont, W. Va.
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alkers, $3.00 _ j
3CKERS, $1.00 Up U
[GH CHAIRS, $1.15 up
>f Children's furniture.
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