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aoe, have high Ideals. In everyday ,y
illness protect yourself so you can
Ink of other things'than dollars. M
riled down, have your house, your
irsonal effects, your furniture, your n
op or store Insured against fire c<
m through our reliable agency
W. ? BLftGK- :
^LEANING, Pressing and He^j
' StothSSr Ladles'^ and^Jden'i
and ^delivered. Mothly rates E
top phone 90-w Bell Phone 2*1.
Has ** ? Under Brohs shoe store ''
First Ward ji
* ********** ?
gj? home at Salt Lake City this morning, n
Bfp>! .after a month's visit, with Mrs, Simp- h
~son Prickett and other relatives. "
, Mr, A. S, Radford, who has keen 81
fe visiting his son, J. D. Radford, for
ft"/| tome time, ret'irned to his homo at ?
Pittsburg to-day. >
Wandered From Home. l<
?;The disappearance of Laslily, son it
; ;of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Kincald, was
v*5 . the cause of much excitement in the
., First ward Monday afternoon. The
' 8 . hoy had started home from East Park w
> ' about two o'clock and was not found 0
Is;:-'': ,, ' until late in the ^vening. A message ft
;|'i ; came that he was In Squire Amos' 01
g : , , office. Laahly is subject to eplietlc O
Pts and on that account his parents et
jjjijp were much alarmed over his dlsap- hi
p;'.. - Misses Rose McKlnney and Louise It
[email protected] Sutter gave their scholars a treat sa
Monday afternoon by taking them to pi
Park for several hours. A'.ow* U
ninety little ones were in line Miss e)
rioretita tevelle's pupils went to the A
iHrs. Harry Klger and son, of Pleas- j,
s;,; iiiit Valley, went to Smithlown Monv'
day to visit friends for a few days. T
i|>i Miss Ruth Colter, of East Park, has ?
been sick for several days. j
^?^|:.-Mrs. John Plerpont and son return- h
ed to their home at HarrlsvlUe yes :
B terday. They have been guests of ((
| i' Chptaln and Mrs. W. D. Helmlck for u
Mrs. Arthur Cole and son, Arthur, a
are Visiting relatives at Grafton. 'it
j|?0- Miss Nora Merrlfleld has returned w
from a short stay with friends at ML
jlpK ^Mrs. Buclthannon, of Watson, spent "
.Monday with Mrs. J. N. Gastrins. (]
Thomas McGregor, of Clarksburg,
: ' was the guest of his aunt, Mrs. A. NelipMffiuk.'
Sunday. He left Monday for 1
jitishurg, wharo he will spend a
week's vacation. a
pri'/- : Mrs. Vandervort, of Watson, was a *
j-First ward visitor Mouday.
K Helen, the little daughter of Mr.
C and Mrs. C. D. Robison, is quite sick,
i v 'Little Nellie Ice Is able to be out '
p|.';?KVr a short Illness of pneumonia.
Miss Pearl Davis will be the guest 01
| of relatives in Baltimore, New York H
,v and Washington for the next few 11
I . weens.
Mr. J. M. Prickett, who spent Sun- p
;;.V flay with his family, returned to Terra r<
Alta to-day. "
Miss Flossie Shaver has relume 1
from Tunnelton, where she visited ir
relatives ior three weeks.
Mr. M, M. Watkins moved yesterday 0
into the Levelle property on Stnte 0
street. 0
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Jamison have <
returned to their home at Glenrllle, R
Ritchie county, after a few days' visit 1'
with their son, Mr, H. A. Jamison, of
East Ferry street. ''
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rings have ''
moved from the Boyers properly Into '1
the house on Diamond street vacated *
by R, Bi Parrish.
Mr. C. T. Cordray has moved from
the Holland property on East Ferry cl
6treet to the house vacated by Mr. p
G. W. Henderson. cl
- Mrs. H. A. Jamison and Mrs. \V. E. 11
Hoult will leave Thursday for Moatsv
lie, Barbour county, to visit rela- 11
tlves for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Okey Stanley have ?
gone to house keeping on State street, c
Mrs. W. K. Shaffer and children N
of Hayrrond street, who have been o
very sick of tonsllltis, nro able to be
cut a
Mrs. Dora White returned to her n
' V.. 'r.f- '
Illhue farm for chestnuts on Mony.
City Hospital.
MIbb Bertha Blrchal, wh 'had been
>celvlng treatment, wan dismissed
Miss Ella Sapp went to Barracktle
yesterday to nurse for Dr.
Miss Lena Ramsey, of Water street,
is dismissed yesterday.
Miss Sllliy Taylor Is nursing for
r. Rlnehart at Shlnnston.
Mrs. Rachael Rodgers was dlsmlssI
Rev. Boggs Conducted Funeral.
The funeral of Daniel Constable,
ho died at the Miners' Hospital Sat
U-l-l Qn?tVdn{11a nH
Uoy, wus iiciu ai. owii.o.uiii w..
onday at th-et o'clock. lniermerit
as in the Boothsvil'p "ene'ery. Rev,
. S. Boggs, of the First M. P. Chinch,
inducted the services.
Mrs. J. B. Levelle will entertain the
embers of the Ladles' Aid Society
.' the M. P. Church this evening at
sr home on Merchant street.
Some Good Advice.
GRAYS FLAT, Oct. 22.
dllor West Virginian:
Not seeing anything from Grny'i
lat In your paper for some time, :
lought perhaps you would gram
pace for a farmer to give his vlewi
a a few matters of Importance or Ir
!her words men and measures.
1 don't see many letters from th<
auntry. I would like to see them
tome on, hoys, let's commence t(
hoop her up. Perhaps we can't ex
ress ourselves In as elegant termi
3 lawyoos and stump speakers, bu
e can command language enough tr
e understood.
The Jumping Jack editor of thi
Imes says we are not interested li
ie Important Usues of the campaign
fear In a measure this Is true an.
e Is trying to sing a lullaby.
Oh, slick, wily, politicians, and eill
>r of the Times. If all the prevnrlcn
t-n?* n?tntn/l 1*1 tllO TltflAl
una yuu ua?c jji uutu m iuu
aU caught up by the West Vlrglnlat
ad the same effect on you as Ananla:
would he enough to make the fresl
ater lakes of the North brackish.
Pay no attention to the panorainh
nd kalidascoplc views in the Timei
lit heed the substance, you will flui
tat in the West Virginian.
It Is standing by us nobly and a:
ue as steel.
The Democrats are trying delusloi
nd would not stop at an untruth ti
aln a victory as of yore.
The great battle of tax reform hai
een fought and won.
Now, don't let us let It suffer defea
y default, after just beginning to fee
le benign effects of Its Amelioratlni
olndltlon. Gov. Dawson and W. P
ubbard deserve our everlasting grat
uile and areatest efforts for the bravi
tanner In which they have chain
loneil tax reform regardless of mis
ipresentattons and dangers of defeat
[ubbard should be sent to Congresi
nd Gov. Dawson given a Legislaturi
i sympathy with him.
It Is a great boon to the small homi
wners and farmers, who have liorm
n unjust and onerous burden of tax
5, but to preserve It we have a dutj
) perform, go to the polls and vote
el your neighbor to; organize for th<
I am afraid our Democratic enem;
organizing and marshalling It
osts led by the great captains of In
ustry and why, because they don'
ant to pay their just share of th<
Don't let them mislead you by thai
y the ring, bad condition of the roads
tc. The road law has never lieei
hanged. It Is an oflispring of their!
nil will be corrected.
Now, what have the Democrats se
p and placed on the track to run.
Rose, Ice and Haymond, a machlni
instructed without balance wheel oi
ut olf and made to run backward
low, If you desire to visit the tomb;
f Democratic Idols, vote for them.
Dut as men, Rose and Ice. I am told
re bitter partisans. They subordl
ate everything to party and wouk
ot give a Republican a respectnbk
earing, and I think no respectabk
epnbllcnn can vote for them wlthoul
tultlfylng himself.
But rather vote for Jacobs, a good
onservntive, judicious, level hea.lOi
uslness man; Harr, the old soldier
ou may never have the opportunltj
1 vote for another; Mason, the far
ler, and the whole ticket.
The new Pure Food and Drug Law
111 mark It on the label of every
ough Cure containing Opium. Chloro
irm, or any other stuplfylng or polstotis
drug. But It pnsses Dr. Shoop's
Dugh Cure as made for 2S0 years,
ttlrely free. Dr. Shoop all along
as bitterly opposed the use of all
dates or narcotics. Dr. Shoop s
ough Cure Is absolutely safe even
it the youngest babe?and it cures
does not simply suppress. Out a
fe and reliable Cough Cure, by sine
y Insisting on having Dr. Shoop's.
at the law be your protection. We
teerfully recommend and sell It. B.
. BUlIngslea t Co.
A/ E A
, fiV;.
Some Things to
Think About
Below Is Riven the great speech ol
(lovernor Wm. M. O. Dawson delivered
at Clay Court House, it Is a ct -nplete
imposition of the new tax system and
is worth a careful reading. The governor
Fellow Citizens: State Tax Commissioner
Dillon said In an- address
i few days ago that the rate of levy
throughout the State would average
between sixty and seventy rents o i
lhe hundred dollars, and this gave as
the lowest tax rate of any State In
| tl.e union. It Is submitted that this
i- a pre eminence worthy of our pride,
' and In Itself a complete vindication
of the new tax laws under which I'
Mas attained. I hold In my hand a
[tinted copy of a speech I dellvtrel
In 1904 as the candidate of my party
for the office of governor. It was is
' sued by the Republican State commit
' be In pamphlet form, and entitled
t -The Truth About the New Tax
' laws." Many thousands of coplt? o>
I this pamphlet were distributed and
read. I confess It Is no little degree
' of satisfaction to me to be able to
come before you now with tills docu
' e eut I" my mnd nt.d loll you that
" every promise and prediction therein
' made has been fulfilled. On page S'
t of this pamphlet it Is stated ttat the
> State taxes in tttus win ue uttr
cents, but tht-y we-e on!v JO cents:
- It was stated that In 1900 the State
i taxes would be but 13 cents, but In
1DOG the State taxes are only 8%
I c?nts. It was pointed cut to v'u how
II e Democratic members of the Legis
lature of 1904 prevented the suhml.v
- s'un of a constitutional amendment
i whereby all the taxes for State pur
t poses could be abolished, but ' hope
t to see this abolition soon, bec.itise 1
1 think now, as 1 have thought for
years, that It ought to ho done,
2 The Necessity of Reform.
i The necessity of reform In our rev1
enue laws wus very generally admitted.
The attention of the I.cglsl.vM're
3 tvns called to the fact by n Democratic
governor, was emphasized by
1 the reports of the State tax 0' mntls-1
2 slon appointed In 1SS? |y Governor
Jackson, but the Democratic leaJers |
3 teemed unable to do anything. For
the twenty-five long years In which
t they were in power in this Sta'e they
] fa'led to lighten the burdens of tuxa-1
, lion on the property of the people a
I cnny. When the Dawson corpora- j
'ion law was proposed In 1901, whore
; by the license taxes on the charters
of corporations was Increased from an
average of about $80,000 to nearly
$400,000 a year, the solid vote of the
j Democratic members of the Legisla>
'ure opposed It; but still the necessl
ty of some reform In our tax laws was
} so apparent that n Joint resolution, j
j creating the tax commission, was
adopted hy the Legislature of 1901
with but six dissenting votes
The State Tax Commission.
> This vote evidenced the fact that
the feeling that some'h'ng ought to
t lie done was well niijh unanimous.
3 The. commission was appointed by
. Governor White, consisting of three
t Republicans and two Democrats.
? Among the latter was John it. Holt,
the Democratic nominee for governor
r in 1900, and former United States
; Senator Henry Gassaway Davis, the
, Democratic nominee for vice president
, In 190-j. Tills bi-partisan commission
agreed unanimously on the report and
t a number of bills. Tho report, is a
very able consideration of the tax
; question from a practical side under
, the conditions existing In the State
and the constitution. The question
5 should never have been brought Into
party politics. There can he no party
Slate. It may enter Into the natlonni
[ politics In the matter of taxation in a
I taxation question when It Invokes tho
, question of protection and free trade,
, hut nothing of the kind enters Into
> the consideration as regards the State
The Republican Position.
I Legislation, however. Is always a
. matter of compromise. There were
' some Democrats In favor of the State
tax commission's report and some opposed.
The Republicans were also
somewhat divided, but the Republican
party was in power In the State, and
were under the necessity of compromising
their differences. This is always
moro difficult with a majority
party. The bills of the State tax commission
were considered by a committee
of eminent Republican citizens,
Borne changes made in them, and they
were endorsed by the Republican
State convention of 1904, which convention
"We congratulate the people of
West Virginia that under the guld
ance of the Republican party public.
Interest has been aroused in the important
question of taxation; and that,
beginning with the enactment of the I
Dawson corporation law, substantial
progress has been made* toward the |
betterment of the tax system of the
S'ate. We recommend the passage |
hy the Legislature of the measures relating
to taxation which have been |
trepared by a committee of leading
citizens and placed. in the hands of '
the ftovernnr. We regard this as a ,
--.-- -.I J *U,. nnd oniitrltf }\v '
USeiUI Step lliwaiu ill*'' vufi " ' a ,
A. B. White was In the governor's
chair at that time. He is an honest
man ami lie believed in doing what
was promised, and hence he convoked
the Legislature in extraordnary sess.'on
to carry out the promises made
in the platform. The session of 1904
was brief and inexpensive. The new
laws were submitted to the people.
The Republican party told the people
exactly to tlje crossing of a "t" and
the dotting of an "i" what they stood
for. It was a courageous and perhaps
a dangerous thing to do, but they
went into the campaign, and no legislative
enactments perhaps in the history
of the United States were ever
subjected to the examination, dissection
and criticism that these new tax
laws received. This discussion brought
out some defects, and the Legislature
of 1905 revised some of the laws in
order to cure the defects noticed and j
supply some deficiencies which the.l
discussion had brought to public attention.
The Object of Tax Reform.
It should be remembered that the
primary purpose of what has been
called tax reform in this State was not
the reduction of taxation, but the
equalization of taxation. However, it
was found that taxation by being
equalized could be reduced as to the
great body of the tax payers. So two
purposes have been accomplished.
There has been a tremendous equalization
and a tremendous reduction in
taxation The new tax laws have vindicated
themselves overwhelmingly,
and the opposition is stunned and
groping in the dark. Mr. McGraw,
the chairman of the Democratic State
committee, called his clans together
at Charleston, and also at Parkersburg
to decide "where they are at." A perusal
of the address to that committee
by Mr. McGraw, its chairman,
would seem to show (lint they liave
not yet found out. In the campaign
of 1904 the fight was centered on the
Republican candidate for governor,
and his election or defeat was to be
taken as the approval or disapproval
of the pe9ple of the new tax laws. On
the part of the opposition it has been
admitted that it was a campaign
largely of personal abuse, and that
lit was of the baldest misrepresentation
cannot be denied. Many honest
men were deceived, and some were
alarmed at the dire consequences that
It w?s predicted would follow the enforcement
of the new laws.
Democratic Predictions.
It was said that these laws would
Increase the taxes of the farmer and
of the plain people generally. They
have reduced the taxes of these poopie,
and It is safe to say that at least
90 per cent, of the taxpayers of the
State will pay less taxes In 1900 than
they paid In 1904. There has been a
mrkcd decrease In the taxes of the
farmers, who heretofore were paying
largely more than their share.
It wns said that the assessed value
of the property of the people generally
would be Increased, and their
taxes therefore Increased, but the
prperly of the corporations would not
lie increased In proportion, and that
the Republican candidate for governor
was In collusion with certain corporate
Interests, and would prove recreant
to his trust and Ills promises If
elected governor. I do dot say It to
complain, but I suppose no candidate
lor purine umue in una oiauc w?? c?ci
subjected to more misrepresentation,
to a tnore violent and steady stream
of abuse thnn I was as the Republican
candidate tor governor in 1904, and
you will bear me witness that I did
not answer In kind. I kept sweet and
cool during It all, because I was sat- 1
Isfled that t was right, that the cause
I represented was Just and that It
would be triumphant, and that the results
would confound the dwellers In
the gutters who threw their mud at
me. 1
Assessment of Corporation Property. 1
Now as to the corporations, here nre 1
the facts, which you can compare with
the predictions of the Democratic lead- '
ers. Here let me say, I have no quar- 1
rol with the Democratic voter?the '
most of them were deceived. I And 1
that he is as honest as the Republican
voter, that he wants to do what Ir
right, and I shall be pleased If I am 1
addressing many of them on. this oc- '
Now let us see whether the Kepub- j
llcan candidate for governor Jn'-dSOl1,
5 Coa| Cily
X Will begin TUE9D
|g continue until
S3 Genuine Hand Pain
X Ware. Rookwood Vaeep
Iff Cake Plates. Hundreds
U moot.
Look for the fori
Jk have the selling pi
Very appropriat<
A presents.
X G<x)ds bought now wi
|J First come First st
A just the samb.
wub In collusion with the railroads and 4
other corporations to save them from 4
their share of the taxes. The assess- .
ment of their property for the present
years Is an follows: '
Steam railroads $1G9.0"8,322 54 4
Street railroads 7.GS4.908 48 ^
Car lines (not heretofore
assessed) 602,750 06 *
Express companies (as- 4
onecn.4 nonilnnllv hPT"P- A
tofore 170,971 60
Telegraph and telephone
companies (assessed
locally heretofore) ... 2,975,123 92
Light and water companies
(assessed locally
heretofore) *1,922,904 27
Pipe lines (assessed locally
heretofore) 20,435,964 55
Total assessed by the
board $208,934,945 4S ;
The total valuation of this property
Is nearly $209,000,000. The first three ,
Items of steam railroads, street railroads
and car lines amount to $177,000,000.
The highest assessment
placed on this property heretofore was
$30,000,000. The express companies
heretofore paid very little taxes, as
they were assessed at very low values.
As to the telegraph and telephone companies,
many of them were not assessed
at all heretofore and the assess
ment of all this property was very
low. The light and water companies
were assessed locally before this year,
hut at nothing like the values that they
are now assessed It. The same remark
applies to the pipe lines. And
yet it Is earnestly contended that none
of this property has been assessed too
high on an average. It may be that e
here and there a small railroad or a c
local telephone line, or something of (
the kind, has been valued a little (
higher than It ought to be, but this e
happens with all kinds of property and t
under almost any system of direct as- t
sessment of property. On the whole I t
feel sure that the assessment Is con- c
servatlve and fair, and not too high.
Now the Democratic leaders who predicted
In 1904 that this property would ,
not be assessed are Insomewhat of a
quandary. Mr. McGraw says In his address
that It was assessed from lmproper
motives. Certain newspapers *
declare that the property was assess- ?
ed too high, and that the board of pub
lie works was soaking the corpora- lions."
Others declare that the pro|>- erty
was assessed too low, and It was
largely, I presume, on account of" this
discord and dazed condition of the
Democratic leaders that Mr. McGraw
called them together at Charleston
and Parkersburg In order that they
might all thereafter sing the same
tune, as It was announced In the leading
Democratic paper that the purpose
of the meeting at Charleston was to
"restrain indivltnal expressions," and
to reach some line of policy.
Cta?. Maz-hiniv" I
UU9BI?<" ??? w??w .
Now that Is a pretty thing for polltl- '
cnl leaders to do?"restrain Individual
expressions." If we should attempt to :
do that we would be accused, and I 4
think rightly so, of bosslsm, and some- ?
thing vfeuld be'feald perhaps about
trying to hulld up a machine; but
when Mr. McGraw and the other Democratic
leaders do these things it
setns to be all right. I am not going
to complain about this at all, although
I cannot understand the logic whereby
when one set of persons would do
1 thing like this It Is brutal bosslsm,
and when another set does the
same thing It Is all right.
Some More Democratic Predictions.
It was said that everything the farmer
hod waa to- be assessed; his
ihlckens and his pigs, his clothes, bis
llsbes, his chairs. In one at the leadgg
r Democratic, . newspapers,of. the
AT MORNING, October 23d 1906 and 3p
the articles included in the sale are ;|9H
ted and Japanese Ware, Haviland Odd Pieces, Art JDpi
, Cream and Sugar Sets, Salad Dishes, Chop and"
i of the finest pieces of China ever shown in Fair*'
4DP ?
ner price; deduct 20 per cent, and you - ?Xp
i Christmas, Anniversary, and Wedding V;J
11 be stored GRATIS until the holidays.
:rved, and you get Purchasers' Certificates
? -' -V
|?mT6fM iiais oE**^|
Nn fihirann Nap Pafiklnn Hfiircfi floats I i
Ill/ V/llIl/uyu liui i ui/iiuiy uuuuu muuro
I have moved my shop into new quarters, and have a nice +
clean place, where you can always, Winter and Summer, get ^ fe
the freehest Beef, Veal, Pork cod Sausage every day.
I select my own stock, and do my own butchering, so you see
you get choice as well as fresh meats. jk
Fresh butter and eggs, and game in season.
My prices are right, and here they are?
Serloln Steak, per tb. ..15c Veal 8tew 10c
Porter House Steak ...15c Veal Roait W/fcc ^
Round Steak 15c Veal Steak ......18c w
Rib Roaate 12^0 Freeh Pork 12j.'c .
Boiling Meats 7c Pork Sausage 12/2c
Compare theRe prices with others. You get full weight always,
and your child will be treated as well as if you come
yourself- JOHN FEORENE,
Corner Market and Merchant Streets. + 1
nn n att n\r o !_i* l
ijiv. JD-fiiiwjc, i, opecianst
in Chronic Diseases. 1
Catarrh, Aathma, Hay Fever, Deafnaat
fc'.'1' )jy )\ Varicocele and Stricture Cured. ;
'v i^\ PILES?I cure without opeiatlbn
days. No detention from business. MH
^ traded cases cured. All burning I
SD<1 itChlng' lnflammatlon ?!?
RUPTURE?Of men, women and chlfcv',;
yyjyfflWy Wj" No detention from business. Why
wear a truss? Under my treatment?.';
Don't suffer s day longer It you lm- y?? throw It away.
iglne yourself to be In the last stages KIDNEY, BLADDER AND 8TOMACKI ^
(f disease, but come to me AND BE TROUBLES?By my system of treab^||
3URED, If you are suffering from varl* nient show signs of improvement'aS^
nppip Rtrirtnre. eonorrhoea. gleet, once.
inlarged prostrate, bladder affections, 8KIN DISEASE8 ? Treated encce8t?',^^|H
dood poison, neuro-debillty, lost manlood,
incompetency or nervous ex- RHEUMATI8M, INFLAMMATORY or
laustlon from overwork, indiscretion CHRONIC, CURED?I will mtlka"
ir excess. calls on this class of patient*
cannot come to the office. If yon
THE Latest Scientific Instruments cannot call write for home tre^,,p|
ised In the Successful Treatment of menL
OFFICE HOURS?9 a. m. to S p. m. dally; Sunday, 11 a. m. to 8 p.'m,"
ionsultatlon and advice free. Static treatments and Ex-Ray examination*,
ermanently located on Monroe, betw sen Main street and the opera hous*
'airmont, W. VaJacobs Block, room s 204-205, second floor. Come up
talrs. Bell 'Phone 414-J.
innnrronnr^mijijiririririrLrirrir*'""r"""*"'*"" ? *
I move anything from a baby carriage to a treat oar and do
It quickly, alio make a specialty of moving Household
Goods and Planoi without damage. When you need Coal, I
call me up. I deliver Coal and Sand to all parti of the j-\i
city in short order. When you have Hauling to do, or d?> | [
sire anything placed In atoraga, aee Thomas, he's the man. ? I |
Trunk hauling a specialty.
Bell Phone-Office 8, Res 340.11J Q THAI! A C PMk? Avenu% TiiB
Con.?Office 100, Res. 70. If a J. lllUIUAj, NaxttoTavwl^
iLjKj (toh man owea It to hlmeelf a at
rpSjHHj^^^HI iho>e dependant on .him to provide
M ^vySfgaSHga^^M i|alnit contingencies. The rwnwE
I^K 'i'y'' of tire, the horror of an aocldant, mag
l I ihut off the preaent meane of living
?V .--^1^^ An Insurance policy at thle tlma easaM
I to a comforter In the tlma at In* *'*'

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