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^Bp^ble jouniale la Ffciasla. contain* Iefnlly written leading article adlag a rapprochement between fnfted States and Russia lo safe I the Intercuts of both powers in d on which a combination of pow"ar East Is polslble, but Russia In United States are able to Join for this purpose. They have no ring to the mlBtakes of the forV would check the Asiatic storm I[lll<at IS again moving luwaru rasters world. This In nu may lmIlea war with Japan. On the conrary, so soon as the understanding pes definite form It will guarantee he stability of peace In the Far Fast." The Bourse Gazette says it finds i>t the chief source of Japanese chnuInlsm Is now ahoWn In the negoUaone of the Toklo government with te governments at Washington and ^Petersburg to be the "utter bunktgief of the moral prestige ol the ifept'ln Japanese eyes, owing to .lapeasy defeat of Russia and the iscoyery that the solidarity of the estern peoples In the work of peace^development Is an empty sound." "The war Indicated to the Japanese iat everything was pcruilsslhle to tern it material force was on their Hgy: aute. Toe nrst mcp in me mono rehabilitation of the west Is a Rosso.. "In this connection may lie quoted ^'%^wtark made to Hie Asosclaieil Press corerspomlnir by a Russian dliilooiut ot the highest rank, wlio said: ^.^ BiibIi places the highest value on I I FAIRIVI MMM*' f 'm* Kye Prices from $5.75 ^KS> Make very acceptable gi SR :W Our store is full of iutore which will be npprecintflfli i,; v Z? For Gentlemen? we mig h Jtorra Chair, comfortable 1 ?*or Mother?Rocker, Ci ?.- X Tnbl<'* Work 'fable, China i Visit the Store W |FAIRM p|_ 119 Main Stree ship otthaliutTew years Is due. Our task now la to repair these blunders."' The Novoe Vremya, Rech and Blovo also derate leading editorial articles t In the most apprehensive tone to the Japanese question. Special Message MR. ROOSEVELT WILL PROBABLY ! ASK LEGISLATION OF RAILROAD CARS. WASHINGTON. Dec. 13.?President Roosevelt Is considering the Idea nt , sending a special message to Congress recommending legislation on the supply of cars by railroads. The matter was brought to his a'tentlon by representatives of cattle growers, who complained that thev could not get cattle cars. What they wanted was a law compelling railroads to furnish cars within a reasonable time alter they were ordered. Not only was the President favorably impressed by Hie Idea, but be Inquired w >y it should not be extended to cover the transportation of all goods. He t -ok up the subject and studied It, and then thought of a special message. Names of French War Ships. Prom I lie Westminster Gazette. What Is curious in the list of French ships of war now on the stocks ts that not one of them Is called after a warrior, whether naval or military, but that the patronymics ol philosophers, and even of novelists, have been preferred. The new ironclads are named after Dan ton, Mlrabeau, Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet, and Vergniaud; the cruls| ers tako the names of Victor Hugo. ! Jules lllchelet. Edgar Qulnet, Ernest Renan, and WaldecU-Rousseau. The most pool leal names are those ' given t? the new submarines. There are to be two Wasps among them; but thorn will also lie an Emerald, an Opal, a lluby, a Sapphire, a Topaz, a Turquoise, a Circe, and a Calypso. Ruy your books of barney bloyd, Olobe liook Store, Watson Hotel building. tf Fish nuil oysters at Robb's. tf ONT Fl ~| NUZUM Sc m j ! a Ides! ?f9[ ? | j I lillt lllli ryi t of On. ftfi? mem lie . prnetic a dealt f / R?t?s t / !*u? run propr Anatc 4x5, V" An tin upwardi sizes ai We i nioniin sin ns. Reran e k atolian Hall R your e 'erent woods, Rookwood, WW Golden Oak, Weathered fts for young Indies. sting things that wake gifts lEgg lit suggest a Shaving Stand, Hooker, Cclcrett, Chiffonier, 'py, month did vn meli. Kitchen Cabinet, Sewing ^.(l Closet, Taborett, Jnrdincr or prcdii We Si when here You] Will Find Gifts IONT F1 t. Nuzum & I JAY THEY OONT NEED ANY OF OF 8ECRETARY SHAW'S EMERGENCY MONEY. ST. LOUTS, Dec. 13.?All six of the National banks qt this city probably Fill decline to accept any of Secretary 3haw's emergency money. Of the 110,000,000 set aside for the money stringency, 31,000,000 was offti?kA t tka. elv hanlro hapa. throo banks to get $200,000 each, one $100,000, and the othfr two $150,000 each. The Fourth National and the Merchants-Laclede, It is said, already have decided not to participate, and the other three are expected to take similar action to-morrow. New York bankers offer to put tor the St Louis bankers the nedod collateral bonds It allowed the intarcst on the loan'ln excess of 3'per cent, but this is not satisfactory on account of the shortness of the loan. The local bankers say the money market Is much easier here (ban In the east, and that St. Louis enn get along without nsslstanee. A LOVE STORY. From the SL Louis Globe-Democrat. Ho fell In love with her Ere he'd seen or known; lie heard her voice?sweet, pure? Over the 'phone. He Wits a millionaire And she ? she worked for him? He talked gush and hot air iiy wiiv, And so they each loved each, And Anally he met her: He vowed she was a peach And to set her. She made his heart rejoice And he stayed not nor tarried; He wanted that 'ere voice; They married. Hat now, O, darn it all! He says that all Is lost; She does not heed his call; Wires crossed, vfffTfTfTfffftrl IRNITUF ROSS, Ns. IThe MENTAL RUGS MAKE at I Christmas Gifts " lie elements <>f an ideal 11?>1il'l are combined in the Ori- * / In?. It is beautiful, it is nrt miirlit be called a luxury. ave nil it possesses practical /da and wearing qualities of LoH rliest order. In the purchase Htj| mtal Hugs it is well to rer that the first element of BSI al wisdom is the Choice of >r of absolute iutegritv. uirelinsed from 11s bear otir . _ iten of genuineness and of J valuation. _ ilinji Rugs, Sizes from 2x3 to 1.50. ue Dngistand Rugs from $30 5. Twelve dlfTerent styles, id designs. "n3 will put on display Tuesday ?will is .ill Hugs, comprising Per- Maish Bokhnras, Balpochistaiis, s, Kermans, Dagistnns, An- w Mai a .a., nil ilitTerent sixes. t-? minors, <>te. They lire worth J/ou n oiisidcriit.inn. ttonizi NPORTS, COUCHES, BOX fCHES, BED COUCHES, Eto. i department is well worth httsil mine. You will find splen- pt,jc |I|||,S ___ Othi surest you buy enrly. We t this the busiest Xmits yet. ?1.50. ?t the lioyds nwny. Deliver Ail you request. . W.ou; That are Useful as We JRNITUF toss, Props. 11 ?ith my tempered share I furrow the earth, the rich brow: soil. S* With Joy I bend to uir task, guide. With sturly care? From dawn till' dusk I follow thi way through loam and fras rant soil hud I slug as I go my way, From dawn till the sunset's gold, hnd I sleep when the world la gray Deep In the morn's enfold. I come with the lark and thrush, am my good steel shimmer: bright. Steady I turn my furrows deep tlia fields may grow and wave; The bread of the world Is mine, reare by my strengtb and might, And I scatter *lt wide, from land ti land, that all may say I gavt And I sing as I go my way. From dawn till the sunset's gob1 And I sleep when the world la grayDeep in the morn's enfold. , My share came from the earth, and si to the earth 1 cleave, And 1 shall cling to its breast for'et to serve my master, man; And never shall f forsake, and neve my master leave, Till the world and Time are old an gray In this, God's earthly plan. But I sing as I go my way, From dawn till the sunset's goli' .tuu 1 ?ICU|J W11CU IUC nuiiu jp btoj~ Deep In the morn's enfold. Plesfcant Surprise Party. Sfrs. Joseph Fleming was given pleasant surprise parly Thursday s her home on Ninth street In bono of the sixtieth anniversary of he nirth. The entertainment was plant od by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Flemin and came as a complete surprise t the honor guest. An elegant dinner was served. Mr: Fleming received many nice present from the guests who wore, Sir. au Mrs. Coleman Fleming, Mr. and Mr J. W. Everliurt, Mr. and Mrs. Josep Fleming, Mr. and Mrs, Arch Flen Ing and son .Toe, Mr. and Mrs. Joh W. Fleming, Messrs. Joseph Mclntii and Silas Exline. IE CO. ] Store With a Record I ' | Vlaish^' ^ 1 omfort for , 4 .Christmas 4 <+ ? 1 one?man or woman 4 [ be delighted with a . Comfort for Christmas.' 2 ish Laminated Cotton j i Comforts have revolu- 4 :d bed covering. ^ J xuriously warm's j nderfully light, i have done away with J lthful, heavy covers. \ 1 afid see the new Maish 4 arts in the latest and 4 attractive natterns. ses?crib to extra large, ( n. ISBSBIKSSi or from $2,90 to $4.50. ers $1.00 up.' 2 on .Blankets .from .$1.00, ^ Wool Blankets, full size, 4 md $4.50. M ill as Ornamental j IE CO. 9 Main Street. I THIRTY PRESIDENTS SUMMONED TO A MEETING?PLAN TO ) REDUCE EXPENSES. * NEW YORK. Dec. 14.?The presidents of more than 30 of the principal life Insurance conmanles of the coun try and covering all parts of It. will meet on December ?1 to form a natlonal organization. The meeting will be held in response to a letter Issued by Paul Morton, ( president of the~Equltable Life, which was sent to tbe presidents of all of j the larger companies. The letter Is dated New York, December ,1. Among other things the letter says the objects of the meeting will be: To promote the welfare of pollcyI holders, to advance the interests of life insurance companies In the United States by the Intelligent co-operation of officers In charge; to pre0 rent extravagance and reduce expenses by encouraging uniformity of . practice among life Insurance com- ' panles in matters of general ailminis- 1 ,, tratlon; to consider carefully meas- 1 nres that may be Introduced from < ] lime to time in legislative bodies, and < lo consider anything that may lie suitably a matter of general concern to , the life Insurance business. 1 The meeting to organize Is to be _ held on December 21 in this city. Morton's letter to the Insurance presidents is as follows: NEW YORK. Dec. 3, I90G. a My Dear Sir: I am Impressed with ,t the lack of co-operation among: the ir large life insurance companies and reir spectfully urge that we meet and dlsl euss a plan of organization, the obS Jects of which shall be: o 1. To promote the welfare of policyholders. 3. 2. To advance the Interests of life s Insurance companies in the United <1 States by the Intelligent co-operation s. of officers in charge, h 3. To prevent extravagance and re> (luce expenses by encouraging unin formity of practice of general admino Istratlon. I 4. To consider carefully measures ' | that may be Introduced from time to time in legislative bodies, with a viewto ascertaining and publicly presentJ ing the grounds which may exist for P apposing or advocating the proposed J legislation, according as the welfare f of the companies and their pollcy* holders shall point to the one course [ or the other. w R T/v finncldnr. flrvfh'rtf fhAt mflV i bo snilab'y a mater of general concern to the life Insurance business. | G If you agree with me that such ! an organization is necessary anJ are willing your company should becom; a member I will be glad to call a ! nipetlng ns early as possible to further consider the matter. Personally, it serns to me that much good can be accomplished by mon cooperation lie'ween insurance com- . panics. Copies c-f the letter htjve been sent to the presidents of the principal life Insurance companion. Very finly yours, (Signed) PAUL MORTON. ( President. ( lit explanation of his calling the meeting Mr. Morion saldi tonight: "My reasons Tor tailing this meeting ' are clearly stated'in my letter. The i lollor was not intended for publlca- ( linn nt this time, and It fs to be regretted Hint sonto one who received it evidently saw 61 to give It out pre- < maturely. Put there is no harm done. < I believe in a maximum amount of publicity, and as president of one of the large companies I am not going to enter Into any agreement or com- < blnation that will not promote the | public welfare. ' ^ "I consider that It is just as essen- ^ Hal for the executives of the life In?? ? ? * !? a TTnlted SUl'llllCe UUIUJiailll'O UL vuc Stales to havcwa national association ' as It Is for the (Ire underwriters, life Insurance actuaries, national banks ( and physicians of the country, or any ^ other body of Intelligent men to have similar associations. Much good can * he accomplished by mutual acjualnt- < ance, co-operation and uniform prac- ( tlce, and I shall ho very much dlsap- ( pointed if great Improvements cannot lie made In the administration of ' the business and cost of life lnsur- 4 ance to the public." ( To have beautiful, perfect, pink, vel- ' j vet-like lips, apply at bedtime a light 4 J coaling of Dr. Shonp's Green Salvo. ^ Then, next morning, notice carefully i ho effect. Dry, cracked, or colorless lips mean feverlshnes, and are as well ill appearing. Dr. Shoop's Green Salve : is soft, creamy, healing ointment, that will quickly correct any skin blem- 1 ish or all,nor t. Get a free trial hot at our store ami be convinced. Large, Glass .Inrs, 25 cts. Sold by E. A. Blllingslea & Co. -.1 - ...f,, me "4hn4 veil I IllUllfjaii m. Ji?v, ?? .> were going to shoot yourself when I refused you." "All In good time, ui.nlnme," answer- . ed Hie Jilted. Icily. "I have already * st nt lit three jobbers for price lists on revolvers."?Cleveland header. If you want a camera get a Premo. We are agents. Clyde S. Holt, 825 | Main street * Mo inferior goods in -Our More. THE VITAL P0INT8 IN fl MEN'S CLOTHING. M SOLVES THE || 4.;! GIVE8 THE BROAD PERFECT SHOULOER THE 1^H 4* I GARMENT ON 4. THE NECK H YOUR TAILOR COULON'T H 4* | DO 4* THIS SHOULOER 18 USED EXCLU- ! 4? j 4. ?TArV. And that label In a garment le a Cfl IDCp * I * JIAvI guarantee of perfection in fit, In EvLIldE J* IftA MC tallorinfl and quality. With thll CHIDTC ' * AvAlflO you have our guarantee. We are JlllXlw + * __ exclusive aellere of "HIGH ART" * SHOES Clothing in this city. KEISER 4 X HOWARD COME IN AND LET US 8HOW NECK' 4! i YOU WHAT $10 TO $25 WILL 4. HATS buy ,n a suit' OVERCOAT WEAR T UfUJ RAINCOAT OF TOPCOAT. ?T LAIV | SUM II51N ill * Head to Foot Outfitter. | ' 4? $ + }? 4* + "S" + 4* 4? ++ 4* 4* + + 4- + + 4? + + 41 ^F|| DR. H. B. BARTHOLOW, Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist. All Calls Promptly Answered j >| Office and Hospital, Morganton andJFairmont.iW. Ya. Both Phones CALL Gliristmas is coming So are we with a complete line of Alluminum Ware, all kinds Copper as d Nickle Plated Ware, such as +s si Chafing: Dishes, Soup Toureens, + ? Baking Dishes,' Coffee and ? i Teakettles, Trays, Tea Pots, and other useful articles. Also a full line of ^ Carving Sets, Rodgere' 1847 Knives, Forks and jg Spoons. Frices and quality guaranteed. ? T. W. ARNETT, J The Up-to-Date Hardware Man. 329 Main St. |?;||||| 8AML B. HOLBERT. EDW. F. HOLBERT. j Tie Leiis GfimllEsraofi'l | UNDERWRITERS . ACOBS BUILDING, FAIRMONT, W. VA 9 DICKERSON BUILDING SUPPLY COMPANY ill YELLOW PINE . Ifl m DR. FAHRNEY S TEETHING SYRUP (| ajrvp^mMlcT TiTrTnT^^ ^ ?lTt?? AT^WAYB buy THE genuinb