Newspaper Page Text
|i Rooms 27' and 28, lrust Building.
BHwjpiS' ' Cons. Phone, 651. n Howard N. Oflden. M. W. Ogden. OGDEN & OGDEN, BBfef&yS': ' Attorneya-at-Law. ' 101 H41I Block, Main stree*. Con' notified 'phone. No. 27. JOHN L. LEHMAN, lawyer, pr FAIRMONT, W. Va. Offlce. Hall Block. C. H. LEEDS, sfV p ; Attoraey-at-Law, FAIRMONT, W. Va. pp;:.': Office, Opposite Court-house. A. L. LEHMAN, HSt''**'.' Attorney-at-Law, Spfv t FAIRMONT, W. Va. &- v- - ^ Office, Hall Block. W. 8. MEREDITH, ffiiV I Attorney-at-Law, V ; : FAIRMONT, W. Va. .. Office, Hall Block. HARRY SHAW, I-UttWJCJ, COURT-HOU8E, FAIRMONT, W. Va. T. N. PARK8, Attorney-at-Law, FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office Main St., Opposite Court-house. A. S. FLEMING, _ " Attorney-at-Law, FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office. 202 Main Street. E. F. HARTLEY, Attorney-at-Law, FAIRMONT. W. Va. Office, First National Bank Building. JAS. A. MEREDITH, Attorney at Law, FAIRMONT TRUST CO. BLDG., ; FAIRMONT. W. Va. PHYSICIANS. Cor. Main 8treet and Parks Avenue Front Rooms, 2d Floor. Office Hours?10-11 a. m.; 2-4 p. m.; 7-8 p. m. H. R. JOHNSON, M. D., *5 Practice Limited to the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. FAIRMONT, W. Va. EH Office, 225, People's Bank. JOHN R. COOK, M. D, . FAIRMONT, W. Va. Office at Hospital. DR. D. ,L. L. YOST, 2v* Residence, new building, Fairmont Avenue. F. W. HILL, M. D. S Office hours: ? Woman's Hospital, Qulncy and Jackson streets, 1 to 2 j -"S K in 7 n. m.: Rooms 200 and 107, ' ' Jacobs BuIIdlng( Monroe street, 2 to 5 ; ' . . - and 7 to 9 p. m. J DR. V. A. SELBY, I FAIRMONT, W. Va. jfej , Office Opposite Court-house. ? W. C. & JESSE A. JAMISON, Physicians and Surgeons, MADISON STREET, H ' FAIRMONT. W. Va. ;;; DR. LEE LEMASTERS, Osteopathic Physician. J Office Rooms, 208 and 209, Jacobs ;,v' Building, Monroe Street. Bell ? "\ Phone, 197L. jyjUj;| DENTISTS. DR. A. R. BADGLEY, Dentist. | Vitalized Air Given With Extraction ;v If Desired. Prices Reasonable. All Work Guaranteed. DR. J. 0. McNEELY, Dentist. Main Street, FAIRMONT, W. Va. SV MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. FAIRMONT ICE AND FUEL CO., M. M. Foster, Manager, gi Office?304 Main Street. Phones?F. H and M., 398; Bell 333-2. Cr. E. I Eddy, Gh administered. Lad? attendant. V'' Porcelain work a specialty, Trait Co. Building, Fourth Floor Rooms 16, 181,17. Offlce hours: Phones: 8toUa.au Cja. 2U. 1 to 6 p. a. Bell 357 L. ^ SHREWSBURY B. MILLER, | Civil Engineer. | Office?Jacob* Building, | v j Fairmont, W. Va. P. 0. Box, 326. , . | Railroads, Surveys, Reports, j^. | Foundations, Mining, | Hydraulics, Concrete Construction Superintendence. 8 I 20 Tears Experience in General j Engineering. I have rental my rooms every umc I have had an ad in your paper, said a gentleman In our office this morning he bad trIM 11 several tlmsa. (Continued From Fan Two.) only one perfect wWe.i 'lucun.onl >x< earth. and that Is the Jui't, and the; Know, 'i>o. that a gtvic many learnot men think that that Is not perfect They '.now that tho constitution o the United States, which K-. C tad stona eulogized as Bid ito-i perfect Instrument ever struck off at one blov by llio mil d of man, had to have e.ev en olt'oivnt amenilmenls rluocd to t wtlhin Its very infancy, and that <h< zroat ma'orlty of ".he people of ibli country are in favur of fu liver amend iL'.it3 thereto. In the legislature o, .t'sl there were so h giants us Ja r" H. Kwguton and Will' n I'. Hubbard lint session war prolonged heyont ihc ci'iF'-itutlona1 IIart m < -tier u tense the code. Among the chapter/ that v ere passed was the familial rnhpler CO about j. sti m and constu Mes. It had the cb.m nnd t .porvi nun of Ferguson, Haa-urii an I rnunj c*i r rble men of that ro:an:? -I It Ipsisi.ioire. Before it ailj-iimed ii patted a resolution to tike a recosf until 3*>S2, and appoint a comiulttoe to .-at 'n the meantime a finish the revision of the code. N ?, no soonei bad the law concerning the Justice! aid c:nr,tallies gor.o'inio effect in 185] tlan (hero were fondS man}- discirp ancles t ed Imperfectlius In it, so thnl in I5t2 the whole tln|it'.v was revise J anil repassed. We anal' nut gi-i per f.-ct law r.n the system nl tan, son not n any other question. If ? coulil wo wo. d get the Ictls' tnie togethei and iiiiss such perfect laws at d thor al'tlt-.ii the legislature. How tie New Tas Laws S toulcS Bt Judgd. The new tax laws t.re to 1 3 judge:! as to whether or not they are an im provement on the old law. That Is all that is claimed for them. That they are suscttlble of amendment and Im provement their friends have always claimed. 1 am some times amused at a statement something like this: "Why Governor Dawson himself, ad niits that the new tax laws are not perfect." Certainly he does. He would not insult the Intelligence of the peo pie by claiming that they are perfect. He said in October, 1903, In a letter lirlnted in the Grafton Sentinel, that the laws proposed by the State tax commission were not perfect, and they were not sacred, and that nobody pre, tended that they should not be amended. Assessing Railroads, Etc. In the second place, about the only charge that Mr. McGraw has made as to the assessment of the railroads and other public service corporations, is that the motive whereby there was such a large increase made in their assessed value was not a good one This reminds mo of the old adage, "We are very apt to measure other people In our own half bushel." II Mr. McGraw would assess the rail roads, etc., from'improper motives, he would naturally suppose all other men would so do It. We are not apt to rise above our own Ideals. I apprehend, however, that the people of the State are not so much concerned with the motives as they are with the acts done. Actions speak louder than words. A tree is known by its fruits, The Creator has not endowed Mr. Mc Graw nor any other man with the power to look Into another man's soul ai d read his motives, and hence we are warned not to Judge, and that we will he judged by the judgment whereby we judge others. Savings Under the New Tax Laws. In the third place, Mr. JIcGraw as verts that the counties will pay as much into the State treasury under ho now tov lowo n? thv?V /lhl nniUr tiie old. If we take into consideration the license taxes. It must be stated, of course, that the State government Is not an industry which creates values, anil like all other governments it does nothing except what It gets from taxes. In a sense, as has been saJd by an able man, "The government Is a public pauper" But the counties do not pay the license taxes. A large source of revenue Is that arising from the license tax on the charters of cor poratlons under the law which bears my name, enacted In 1901. It amounts to about $-100,000 a year. Now tho counties do not pay any of this, and I do not think it would be considered serloiiBly that the counties pay any other license tax. When we talk about taxes in connection with the new law and the old law we mean tax on property. It was never expected nor intended that the State government could be run without money. In J 90d the taxable property of the State was J278.00fl.000. This year It Is $800,000,000 estimated. The State levy for 1904 vas 05 cents on the hundred dollars. This would raise a gross revenue of $973,000. This year the State levy is Svf. cents, and this raises a gross revenue of $731,000. So, the counties will r.ot pay into the State treasury as much this year as they did In 1904, by somehtlng like $242,000. This Is apparent also from the fact that the taxnble basis has Increased about three times, but the rate of levy has been reduced over four times; hence less taxes must be collected. Nol only that, but the amount of the State school fund distributed In 1904 was $518,000. The amount distributed in 1906 Is $738,000, an lncreaso of $220. 000, which, added to the $242,00( above, makes over $460,000 of a differ ence. That Is to say, the people gel back from the State treasury $220,00( more than they did In 1904, and they MoGraw seems to object to th? limitation on the local levying bojles, i became they have prevented aome r counties "from meeting existing ob 1 ligations:" while the law, he sayj, . made it possible for some counties "to f double or treble county taxes." How - it was possible to 'double or treble i county taxes Under the new laws when ( the county courts are prohibited from - levying more this year than they t levied In 1904, plus seven per cent., I s am at a loss to understand. It is a > new sort of arithmetic to me, whereby - seven per cent, of anything can result f In doubling or trebling that thing. Limitations on Levies. [ Now a reasonable word about the , matter of limitations upon local levyj Ing bodies. First of all. there alwayB has been such a limitation; and If . Mr. McOraw's argument amounts to . anything at all It amounts to this, that he Is opposed to It, and he Is In favor , of allowing every county court, every i city or town council, and every board , of education to levy all the taxes It . desires. Will he tell the people of . this State that he Is In favor of that . sort of thing? The constitution of the , State, made and adopted by the Democrats themselves, first put In a 11m. itatlon of bith the amount of the mill; Imum levy and the amount of the InI debtedness that may be created. In . the matter of creating debt this con stltutlon provides an absolute limita1 tlon, which cannot be exceeded if every voter. In the county should so i vote. Is Mr. McGraw in favor of re pealing these restrictions? If so, will ( he state to the business Interests of the State Hint he favors "taking off I the lid?" Besides this constitutional limitation, the laws passed by DemoI cratic legislatures put various limlta, tlons on local levies, especially as to , boards of education; and in the chari ters of cities and towns there is a limit to the levies that may be laid. The new laws put a limitation on, based on the amount raised In 190-1, ; but they provide that the people may vote additional, tax." If any county or any municipal corporation, or any district board of education for the building fund (for no limit whatever was put on the teachers' fund) And they need more money, all they have to do Is to refer the matter to the people. Does Mr. McGraw oppose consulting the people? If he is opposed to the present limit, what limit would ho propose? He tells us thnt "If the State should suddenly be called upon to meet extraordinary large expenditures, for Instance its alleged share of Virginia's debt," something terrible might happen. If the State he called upon to meet extraordinary expenditure, from some extraordinary cause', such as' the destruction of the buildings of the State by fire, of course the Stale would have to raise the money lor that purpose, and would have to do it by taxation, as It is prohibited from borrowing. Will Mr. McGraw tell us how else the State moef qneh an emergency? Would he violate the constitution by creating a 1 debt? He knows we couldn't put up printing presses and print money, nor could we coin (diver at a ratio of 16 to 1 without consulting any other nation ' or people, such as he advocated in 1896. I presume the most of the States have limitations on county and other 1 local levying bodies. In the excellent book of Prof. Richard T. Ely, "Taxation in American States and Cities," pages 40.'! and 401, he discusses this and shows that these limitations in . several States nrs as follows: Arkansas and Alabama, 12 per cent; . Illinois, -?4 percent.; Loulslona, 1 per cent.; Nebraska, 1%- per cent.; New York, 2 per cent.; Texas, '4 per cent, or Vi of the rate of the State tax. North Carolina, twice the State tax, except for special purposes, and with special approval of the legislature. Missouri, 14 per cent, on aggregate where valuation is not over $6,000,000, and 2-5 per cent, where aggregate valuation Is between $6,000,000 and $10,000,000, etc. There Is also limitation in these States on municipal corporations. These nre quoted merely ns samples. (To Be Continued.) \ Beware of Ointment* for Catarrh that Contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sence of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering It through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do Is ten fold to the good you possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Chenney & Co., Toledo, 0., contains no mercury, and is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken Internally and made In Toledo. Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold by druggists. Price, 75c per bottle. Take Hall'B Family Pills for constl; patlon. I i You can say more, to more peopli i and for less money In the West Vlr glnlan want column than through an> I other medium, ft cent a word reach* - 1,000 subscribers. Try It,. t 2 i l For pure home made lard, go to Sat' ^erfleld's, Watson Hotel Building,,. . STALLED BY MORGAN BR08, GROCERS. Messrs. George and Frank Morgan , ' hare Just Installed an up-to-date coffee . ' cutter In tkelr Main street grocery ( store. The cutter Is run by electric- i 1 Ity and requires no labor. You slm- i ply press the button and the cutter | docs the rest. Instead of grinding | the coffee as does the old fashioned t mill the electric machine cuts It. The j same amount of cut coffee will make t about twice as many cups of coffee as t a like amount of ground coffee. The a cutter Is manufactured by the "A. ( G. Deer Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Morgan J Brothers handle a high grade of Chase _ ! and Sanborne's coffee and they Invite . their patrons to test the new cutter. t ????? t Contrasts of Party Management t There are certain facts In reference 8 to the conduct of the State government c which are peculiar evidence of the efflclenty or Inefficiency of those In charge of It. I had a table made np In i the auditor's office contrasting certain details of the last Democratic administration from 1893-1896, with the first Republican administration, 1897-1901. I It shows, in the collection of the State tax, marked improvement and effl- ( clcncy. It shows that the amount ow ; license taxes collected In the Repub- i llcan period was almost double that In 1 the Democratic period; that the license [ taxes on charters of corporations was i $414,000 under the Democratic admin- 1 Istration and four times that, or ( | $1,041,000, under the Republican. But < ! when we come down to some other items we have a more practical llltts- J : tratlon of Republican efficiency. Take 1 j the tax on the State seal collected by ( j the Secretary of State. Under the Dem- 3 1 ocratlc administration the total amount j collected was $4,091; under the Re- 8 1 publican period It was $16,383. In the . nrrwpe.ls from the sale of books by the I secretary of State under the Demo, cratlc period the amount received was J $13,480; under the Republican it was I $37,135. In the Democratic period the collection of collateral inheritance tax amounted to $15,304, but In the Repubi llcan period it more than doubled, aggregatlng $33,942. The Interest re- ! ; celved In the Democratic period on deposits of State fundi)' in banks or State : depositors was $127,000; In the Re- i publican period there was received j from the same source $227,000. The collection of fines by courts In the Republican perioil shows an increase of nearly $15,000. I Production of Coal. : The production of coal is another : I thing which illustrates the develop I ment of the State, and also the benefl- 1 clal effects of Republican admlnlstrn- i lion and laws. Let us take four per- I lods?the four years of the last Dem- I ocratic administration, 1893-189G; Gov : ernor Atkinson's administration, 1S97! 1D0I); Governor White's administration. 1901-1904; and the two years of the ; present administration, 1905 and 1900. , Under the last Democratic ndmlnistra(Inn the coal produced was 40,G00,592 . tons, Increase over the previous four years of 49 per cent. Under Governor Atkinson the production rose to 72,849,300 tons, an increase of over 50 per cent, over the previous four years. Under Governor White the production | rose to 110,579,288 tons, an increase of 52 per cent, over the previous four years. In the years of 1905 and 1900, notwithstanding the new tax laws, which Mr. McGraw says are like "the Upas tree whose withering influence has fallen upon the undeveloped min, oral resources of the State," the pro! Auction has ben 79,291,580 tons, 33,- ' 1 000,000 more tons in theso two years than was mined in the whole four years of the last Democratic administration in this State. 1 i r I "The Ninety and Nine" a Strong ' Attraction. 1 "The Ninety and Nine," which comes I to the Grand Opera House next Tuesi ,tnv evenlnn from a scenic standpoint! will be the best attraction ever seeni j In this city. It is also cast with a i number of well known players, who I were selected for their several parts! by Mr. Fred E. Wright, the manager of "York State Folks." Thnt Mr. Wright is also the manager of "The Ninety and Nine" Company will not detract any from the drawing powers of this attraction, as his name hns long been Identified with strong theatrical productions. No other attraction has as strong a hold on local theatergoers as has "York State Folks' and that we have always been permitted to see this attraction for (1.00 for the best seats has been a pleasure, as It is much better than some of the productions which ask (1.00 for the best seats. The samo holds good with "Ninety and Nine" company, for while It Is a very strong and expensive company, the best seats will be sold at only (1.00, Mr. Wright being of the opinion that more business can be, secured at (1.00 prices even if the attraction would stand for (1.60 prices. With these conditions this attraction Is sure to draw a crowded house. The management of tho theater has made an arrangement with the trac- ? tlnn company to run cars to Shlnnston after the performan.ee, and it is expected that many from up the line will be present. Preventlcs, as the name implies prevents all ColdB and Grippe when "taken at the sneeze stage." Preventlcs are toothsome candy tablots. Preventlcs dissipate all colds quickly, and taken early, when you first feel that a chid Is coming, they check and prevent them. Preventlcs are thoroughly safe for chll- , dren, and as effectual for adults. Sold and recommended In 5 cents and 25 dai circle* In Waahlpdton orteir i praise-worthy example In regard to : pending time at home. Mr*. -Roosefelt belongs to a mothers' club, ortanlted by Bishop Satterlee to aid he poorer members ot his llock, but this club seldom meets, oontenting tself with giving an occasional bene It. Mrs, Taft is a working member >t this club, as are Mrs. Brewer and Mrs. Lodge. Mrs. Roosevelt, since he day when her husband was Assistint Secretary of the Navy, has taken l cordial Interest In th woman's Army r,id Navy League, and she continues - L n?naldnnl In OvotPT U UV UUIlUiaiJ |H COIUUUM ? i 3ay 3he Is the head of the St Hilda ( TUlld, and this makes up the sum to- i al of club membership for the Presl- 1 lont's wife. Mrs. Taft Is a trained I nuslclan, and she holds a place In 1 eveml clubs deslguert to asBlst musl- I lal culture. 1 1 Auction this evening at Burdette's | look Store. i NIP IT IN THE BUD. < First Appearance'of Dandruff a For*, rnnner of Future Baldness. That such Is the case has been con. < tluslvely proven by sclentlflc research. FTof. Unna, the noted European skin ' ipeclallst, declares that dandrutl la the , )urrowed-up cuticle of the scalp, caused | jy parasites destroying the vitality In ( no nmr ouid. me nair docoijibb jitbips*" In time, tails out. This can be pro ( (rented. Newbro's Herplclde kills this dandruff * rerm. and restores the hair to Its naturn* < loftness and abundancy. Herplclde Is notkused by thousand" or i >eople-all sa^IsfledWhat It Is the 4st vondcrful hWi. prepilWltm .on the mar- < tet to-day. ' H flold by lcadfn^^ij^!<||Vjfnd 10c. In * itamps for sample: tfr The ntjAlcIde Co., Detroit. Mich. ' v " > E. A. Billlngslea & C?m. special | ?cnts. * ? r?4 A Paying Investment! | Plumbing is one of those I things which cannot be bheaponod'.jfitlwut endangering the heaRh;, and frequently the life of those concerned in its use. Nothing But The Best ; will answer here. This sort is i lasting and saves money in the long run. Call and see our very large ! dlsDlav before Dlaoing orders. Mountain City Plumbing Co. 1421 Jackson St. Con. 11, Bell 268 ' C. E. MUMFORD, Mgr. ? ? MEN AND WOMEN, Use Big G for unnatural laiutdarkW discharges, Inflammations, Wgm Ourutm Irritations or ulceration! L*J aettastiirtBrs. 0f mucous membranos n .".Uf^' Painless, and not astrln h^ITNEEVANSCHEMIOALCO. gent or prisonous. M^C(KClNNAT!,QfB| Sold by Dragrfsta, W.8.A, TKT or sent in plain wrapper, ' by express, prepaid, foi \^BHl ?1.00. or 8 bottles 88.75. Circular Mat oa loqussi 1 fifii NUZUM Furniture am We are Sh Line of Furn This Fall. Odd GUlltonlers Twenty different patten to select from prices rangin $6.50 up in Golden Oak. Mj hogany, Wax Finish Oai etc. An equally good selectio of Odd Dressers, Iron Bedi Kockers, Dining chairs, an tables. C brass Mirroi The" NUZUM i 11 Bell PI I ^ * k can buy. I | Children'* Union Suite, 50e, J * ?| J 8AML. B. HOLBERT, EDW. F. HOLBERT, 1 MIT mm Tie Leading General Insarance : .9 * UNDERIA/R1TERS JACOBS BUILDING, FAIRRONfVw/V^ ^ U" OMbE . a ; ?a Limited to October 31st, 1800* S^H FROM CHICAGO TO 8t. Paul Minneapolis Ashland I Duluth Superior Helifra I $y Butte Spokane Seattle I | . g Tacoma Yellowstone Park Portland I . Ask Your Ticket Agent to Route Yon Via Wisconsin Central Railway. For Further Information Address JAS. C. FOND, General PessMftr I Agent, Milwaukee, Wis., or W. H. ALLEN, Traveling Agent. Ill Park Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. it MM fin I IU Ml IHVMI V w V s ross. proprietors. B l Garpets. 119 Main SIM owing a Most Complete if iture, Carpets and Ru|n|| '.I M I ^ * -' ^ ? a>r>r? cn nfnft. ' , 21X1. JLLHLtJr ^922. UV, ao$J" Q \ ? rugs are cotton, very service- '||b|1| ' | g <^g/- ] able and the price is reasond able $1.50. The designs an 9 ' i nonnnrmnf /V'J ' hiffonier like cut, swell front, cast trimmings, Oval French Plate r worth $15.00, our pricp $12.50. juuu^juumjijuuu^jju LnjT.ianjTj-1 n n r - - ~ frWP*: Store With a Record fc ROSS, Proprietors|J|| A Hi In CfnAof