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If THE FAIRMONT WhST VIRGINIAN ; I PUBLISHED* DAILY EXCEPT SUN- I: I DAY BY THE FAIRMONT V/EST 1 VIRGINIAN PUBLISHING > K weekly. Is entered In the Postofllee .it ji I Fairmont, W. Va., as second class mail | j, IW&EO. M. JACOBS, President, h YRON CARLETON LOUGH, Editor '> p^yis, Business Manager. ' !iii|T2?wS OP SUBSCRIPTION: j' three months t.Oh ft ftMfly, one year 1.00 ni 'sekly, sis monthr ii0 A SERIOUS HANDICAP. It Is well understood that the .'pee- " e expect some important ''railroad )o gislntlon at the coming: session of e Legislature. That means that, the I#? companies will have represent tlves at the Stutp cntdtal to look " tar their interests, which, of course, I neither unnatural nor uncustomary. 'J" it there will be one vast difference Sl Is year which will lie far reaching iU effects, the railroad lolihylsts II ntft be able to hand out hunches 'w free passes to the legislators, thus 1,11 abltng them to entertain their f" (ends with litvlsh haml by giving I'11 pa) free transportation to Charleston no tinjjt the, legislative session. The ott Irs to Charleston will not lie, so an fnl as usual for that reason. The cot i will feel tho effects of the liu ?, too. But worst of all. from. oml|iolnt of the lobbyist, is Hint iborn of his most effective iiistrtt- Ku of power. II wns not the money mi of a pass that made It such an iy tage to the railroad lobbyist, lint no I a mark of favor and good will |t.r appealed mightily to the legls- |JOt aiitl their friends and did more Te many times the value of the t0v sy In money conld have aecom C||| il. for an offer of money world -pel nsidered mid treated us an at- ^ at bribery. The giving of trans- (|f ( Ion hud the same effect in a j anil yet it was not so considernee the greater the evil connecth it. Al first thought people do . " allze what this all mentis, but j llroad lobbyist has been tossing ' pillow wondering what lie can recoup his lost power tinionn tislators. And well he may and e should, for the people want ' hteresls cured for first and to 11,01 id the .representatives arc sent sllr< Legislature. We expect great 'let" of the incoming Legislature, war FIE ABOUT THAT "SCOOP." Morgantown Post takes notice . . of the.West Virginian's scoop relatively ji to the Slate Treasurer's report anil J j' states' that it also got a copy of the u same report. The Post, was nearly pj^np with the West Virginian, being ! ' K'OWy one day behind us In editorial "id : mention. The Post discusses the are EjjSquestlon as follows: Mft Charleston Mall seems to have Co il'A Gif niv ' ; li useful, jvaluable. and always appre i nia yc?r /wc <iig wusi auppucu iuhh SmtH' i ones )pen Late Ev Women's Hosi # Kxlciwiyc Holiday display of ; lea. .The advantages offered in irjifurm IIIVIIU uili IIINJK'L'IIUII OI < in'RliaKerof Woman's Hosiery/ T onbtcdly the largest and the 'bun rer displayed. An' extremely wi lack Silk and l/isle with ninny d esigns in raised and open work i itch attention from holiday shop| FANCY HOSIERY?50c TO $: STAPLE HOSIERY, 15c to 5 :90; no seam, good, ' Spei 70c size beds sizes 45x80, linen 10 c it h sanitary cotton, 98c is the na in irrgmTrtfA'J'ite. we are > $1.50 ' JONES men overlooked in 'lie distribution of "reasurer Ogdin's biennial report ami s mildly skeptical as to tlic fact of lie West Virginian's having received copy of such a document, which it haracterlzes as the West Virginian's coop, with acknowledgement of in cb'tedneas for the news Item. The 'ost Is unwilling to consider itself as lclnded In this scoop for The Post's opy or the report cittne promptly to anil, anil a suitable editorial, till rlstllng wllh big figures, was I minelately dug nut of It and pat Into dottle leaded brevier. Oh, yes! the paers up la tills part of the State are ccommodallng and quite willing to irnlsh the Mail with a hit of news torn the capital now and then. Don't tentlon it;" MUST STEP DOWN. The Charleston News pays its relets to the West Virginian as fob ws: The Fairmont West Virginian can ) longer hnnst of being In a cluss I by Itself. The News lins received rough the mails, postage duly prelid, at copy of the annual report uf ate T reasurer Ogdin?the same port which has been In possession the West Virginian for a week or o, hut which, until now, no other t 11... U. ??no,' r as heard from. No tloiilil it is an [creating production, hut we have it had time to give it. that; thorgh examination which its import* ce merits, and which our Fairmont ntemporary lias already given it, f t may do so later. I'lie Telegram agrees with the irmont papers that Fairmont is a 1 Bhty good town, and .Marion courta mighty good county. Possibly two counties in the State tu;e betand the Telegram is proud of h Clarksburg and Fairmont. The legram Is also proud of Morganvn. (Jraflon and similar hustling s es in West Virginia?Clarksburg J, eg ram. Ve are glad to see the magnanimity our Clarksburg contemporary. The n cities of the Mononbahelu Valley [! lit and must he good friends. With a rksburg and Fairmont in hourly liuunication with each other by ley there is no reason why we "J 't he on the most intimate and p ndly terms. * le he friends of Senator .1. H. McDer- ^ t claim to have a tip that he is a ,.... winner In the race for the ureal I'S [ v of the Senate. As the contest ins ii|? between the alleged faction- (V en tiers. Marshall ami Konnan, the ^ mis of McDcrmott are holding him ^ is i lie logical com promise and they in he is now in sight of the goal. (li ator McDermott is all right an<l ^ s in the race to win. )ok alike?Clarksburg Telegram pn Huntington Dispatch. Anil they he both handsome. by -== wi: uning?Christ nuts. So h nf 9 cteted. y?ur wan?? ever to meet ,,ock of 5 worth, and FISHER giy Ntehl^Ji ery Christmas tuple* and novel- Savings n our excellent as- l"'SM- Every in every prospective '''ake an appri lie selection is mi- I'11" ?e": dsnmest we have s""'1 H If'"- ' tie iiwiortment in " * lllL* aiitty effects and theiu: s atli'fictiuyr very SHEE tors. Special lot 2.00, In-morrow at. 0c. a, rial lot- of Crochet Bed Spreads, Value $1.50. Sjiccyil at "Lily White" line af the latest Corset Clover novi ihowiiiK. it's a semi-finished eaili iivr^,_dmj^'th' suited to your new """""" 1 _J_ CELEBRATION , COLORED ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATE 14TH ANNIVERSARY AT THEIR HAIL. | Mountain City Lodge, No. Jf?3S, celo[briituil their 11th anniversary in the!" hall last night. The liall was tastily decorated with palms, etc., tor th^,occasion. Covers were laid fbift2G.-$eo-' pie. Quite an enjoyable wa* spent by the guests assembled. Thfc following programme was carried out by the committee in charge, viz., P. 1?. Jackson. J. P. Sialey. Tbos. Keller. Prof. IS. L. Morton and Wm. Ross: Piano Voluntary.. .Miss Bessie Jordon Vocal Solo Mrs. Mary Morton Male Quartette Cornet Solo Master Pred Meade Recitation Anna Dawson Selection Solo Recitation Miss Cora Taylor Picoalo Solo Howard Meade* "Ye Old Time Quartette" Menu. Oyster Cocktail ueicry Olives Pickles Roast, young turkey, chestnut dressing llonst suckling pig. sweet cider Lemon Sherbet Waldorf Salad Potalo Salad Deviled Kggs Orange Uclnllae ranges, Bananas, Malaga Grapes. American cream chese, Saltine Wafers Coffee Cigars. EXAMINATION j rOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED UNDER RHODES BEQUEST TO BE HELD IN JANUARY. MOIKiANTOWN. Deo. 11'.?Informa- ' Ion lias just been received that tlu . iext. qualifying; examination for tho * eliola rships awarded under the thodes bequest has l?een fixed for the evotiteenth and eighteenth of .Ianary, nineteen hundred and seven. It 111 be held, as usual, at West Virgini rniversitv in Morgnntown. Those interested In ihese scholarhips should make application to 'resident I). B. Purlnton, Morgnntown. W.Va., for Tull particulars. At Wheeling Hotels. Among thejftrirmout people regis red in Wheeling hotels are .J. M, lack. .1. R.^fepeese, T. W. Rowland. . L. Lehman and H.J. Price. Last nnd least hut wry important is in* sample booth. Anything and ev yrliiim. Al. K. church, Thursday and rhiav. At Reprint, News-Herald: "There is alas! one effctual, safe, and reliatde [High Cure?Dr. Shoop's?that we rend as suitable, even for the youngit child. For years Dr. Shoop bitfly opposed the use of opiates or nnr lies in inedicine. offering $10 per op orany one finding Opium, C'hloro nn. or any olier poisonous or naritic Ingredient in Dr. Slump's Cough ire. And the challenge is as yet mnswered. Here is one inanufaoring physician who welcomed with icli satisfaction the newgovernment ire Food and Drug Law. The pubcan now protect itself at all times insisting on having Dr. Shoop's, ten a rough remedy is needed." Id by R a. llililngslen & Co. ^ ^ >ilvervx and offer for selection a really dep< ilverware, something that bears the si can be relied upon to give years of sei ? 2 32 Main ? rtil Christina ; at the Linen Counte o careful housokeper cmi afford t -tide on sale ill this department wouli >priate Christinas (jift, and we iruni rjy every housewife would appreciat tilt at any rate that 's not the story we offer that need attention. -J its ITS AND PILLOW CASES. of seamed Sheets, with deep hem each 34< for full hines all the itood pi .... 9Sc set Cover with thos white material wor: broidery. Ann hoi luoiilered straps to i dty that separate fatley box roidered Christinas pift. Pric Is?coin- -Ask for booklet E. O, JC Population of Town?; in "Wpt^Al NEW DIRECTORY GIVES ENUMERATION OF THE PEOPLE RE- ' SIDING IN THEM. t ' A new directory of Wetzel jjnnttly luis jnsl li<>r>n Issued from llid^fffufn and the iiopulalion of Hio towns of | that county are Riven as billows: .Greiuer Net MnrtinsvMM, 8.027, (NewMartinsville, Brooklyn ami fltirllngtoiH: New Martinsville, 2,21.1: Smitlifleltl, 021: Folsom. -,'T: Brooklyn, 745; l.iltloton. 720: Inclntttnbiirg, 553; Pine Grove, 51(1: l-lnu lln.l, 179: Burton, 319: Pailen City, 2(|u; Pnlontown, 201: Proctor, 1911: Grader. :92: Plney, 177. Wlktyvllle. ]j:!; King, Ml; Prlcetown, 105; Hastings. -.7; Burl In liton, 09: Potters Falls, 51: Total point-! luttou, 9.10(1. I ONLY A NIGHT SHIRT LEFT. * . __? Flifmer Boy in New York to Enter Bicycle Races is Fleeced. WASHINGTON. Pa.. Dec. 12. ? Washington friends were requested by telegraph It, send money to New York to he used in purchasing a ticket to Washington for Ollie H. .Minion, a Green county farmer lad who was robbed and loft .stranded. Mlnton Is the chnlmpion bicycle rid( l* i?f this sf?pHnn niwl nsiilpu/l to nnlnr I ho big race now going on in .Madison 1 Square (.anion. He left for New oYrk 1 last week. He was melt here h.v alleg- I ad friends who showed him a hoard- I lug house where his money and' ch?t lies were stolen. He had nothing left hut Hie night shirt in which he slept. Minion wired that he had received the uoney forwarded him and would leave for Washington at once. (?okl candelalmus at Clyde S. Holt's. Come in and see. I can not tell you >f all the nice things I have for Xmas. CLYDE S. HOLT. T AUTHORITY OF THE I AMERICAN PEOPLE can well be claimed of a liook that has the unqualified indorsement of the Executive Departments of the Government, the U. S. Supreme Court, all the State Supreme Courts, all the State Superintendents of Schools, nearly all of the College Presidents, Principals of Normal Schdols, and Educators generally. The New and Enlarged Edition of Webster's International Dictionary of English, Biographyi Geography, Fiction, etc., has 2380 quarto pages with 5000 illustrations. 11 also has 25,000 new words, new Gazet- j fpAr nf tho Wnt-1/1 nn.l a "n" TN? I graphical Dictionary, all edited by lW. T. Harris, PltD., IX. D., U. S. Commissioner of Kducation, bringing the work fully up to date. It received THE GRAND PRIZE the Highest Award at the World's Fair, St. Louis. FREE "a Tint in Pronunciation," In. HlriU'iivf himI nilfriainlnK V?r the whole fiunllj. Also /vjv\ iliumnifc?t )ttuii|ilile!. f \ G.&C. MERRIAM CO., PUBLISHERS, ^ DICT?NA*v Springfield, Mass. ^ TQiff* art mj. V Ull :ndable The assortment is amp of those makers who re rvlce. n,erit< 3treet opposite Cot s. lints ?f the old ready-made <'??ve exclusively its own. A pure ked with smart up-to-date emes cut mil and finished. Emniitrli. All sizes, put up eaeli in , anil very appropriate for a e $1.50. at the fmliroidery counter. )1NES ftMAl&'POX PREVENTS COURT. fcYom Parsons it Is N^ortod thai smallpox exists to such nn^tftem at Lanenvllle, near the RaiuloIplKCouig^ rx. line, that jurors summoned tiV-ftP: peir. to hold, court were notified not to come. The officials fear that, a sesdon of equrt would spread the dispose. Read the Dally Weat^jrginlan, CHR\&TMAS?T5Y$1 I DOV.V.S BOATS SLtDS PIANOS/ ' DRUMS TRAIN Sf PlCTURt Book's.HORH^ BLOCKS DlSHtS$r WAOONS 7oolBoxe5 PRINTlN6PRtSS VMZtLBARROWS . MAGIC LANTERNS Jf OOLV. TRUNKS tTC,?\C,t\L ? OL"* F>, ----J!7 Dolls lrom tic to $2.00 each. I Doll Carts from 30c to $1 each. I Games from 10c up. Express Wagons from 25c to $1.75 each. Wheel-barrows from 10c to $1 each. Cut Glass?the lowest price in the city. Shoo-Fly Horses from 75c to $1.25. Rocking Horses, Galloping Horses. Medalions from 20c up. fancy Baskets from 5c to $1.25 each. FAIRMO Main Street, d Stei large and includes products only of famed for their goods of standard ????????7-?-? ( ^Jewek iiu uupiiccues. uur uric consists 01 j 1&B the |martest exclusive designs on the | : ? Good Engraving j Adds materially to any gift. :M Our engravers are students of the celebrated masters, they are compe- ,| tent of engraving the delicate script j.ri:_..u *? _ l ilM I iu iuc uuiiLuiL i many Monogram, Crests and Coat of Arms. All goods M purchased at our store engraved ' Free of Charge. _ We. have engageiS-^. extra- , watchmaker to repair your watch , Z0 and jewelry promptly during the * Holiday rush. W | A. B. Seott & Co?" | Jeweler & Optician, J^f/ Main St. Opp.Court House. 1 Jjy \ Christinas ?Vjs finnrfc I MERITS YOUR I ?ICES I LL MEET YOUR APPROVAL Doll Cradles, 25c and 50c each, Full line of Guaranteed Jewel- ' T . , , ry at the lowest prices, i Fine Imported Decorated Wat- v 7 er and Wine Sets from $1,25 Toys, Toys, Big Toys, Little 13 llP- Toys. All Kinds of Tovs. Fine Sleds and Coasters up Bread- Boxes from 50c to $1.00 ! ' | Finest line of China in the city .^niteware of all kinds, at the lowest prices. Toilet Sets decorated, from Solid Peru Silverware at? $3.50 to $7.00. M&ZL'Vm J* '* have a Jardinier, left M Table Spoons, $2.00 per set. t , ri Knives and Forks, $3.50 per at a low pnce' set- Christmas Candles from lo to ;;v|| Berry Spoons, $1.00 each. 5c each. Sugar Shells and Butter Full line of Hotel and Restaur .. Knives, 25c each. ant Ware at right prices. ,K-! NT TEA STORE I Next Door to Marietta Hotel. *nn? Oliver raj Better look us over If you are thinking of buying til* verware. '