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Dr. P. B. Ogden bas been quite sick
ior wMral dayi at bi? borne on Qulncy
Mrs. V. A. Fleming, of Locuat averse,
left for Grafton to-day for a visit
Mra. W. 8 Spragg will return here
tila evening from Wayneeburg, where I
Mi.-3 Eleanor Barr left this after-]
aoan for Buffalo, N. Y? where she will
japend two months with relatives.
Muter Luther Davis returned home
today from a viBlt of a month with
' Jfn. Harry Zlnk at Steubenville, 0.
lira. Delia Shinn and daughter, Mlsa
-/Jennie,left yesterday for Elkins, where
they will spend a month visiting relaarS'-*
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Parker and Miss
Jsnie Talkington left this morning for
> '. * viait to Jamestown and Atlantic
f.j? Mrs. A. J. Lloyd will arrive home In
j toe morning from a month's vlst with
relatives at "Philadelphia and Paulsbore.
p^ViyMr. and Mrs. L. H. Randall went
to "Wheeling Saturday and spent Sun,
flay with friends, returning here Sun-!
? : 'dajr night.'
Mlsa Elia Jones and guest, Miss 01he
Plerpont, of Santa Barbara, Cal.,
:7 - ?jpent yesterday in Morgautown, the
(neat of friends.
Mrs. Columbia Morgan and daughter,
;'L Miss Edna, left today for their summer
home near Eldora, where they
. .wfli spend the summer.
'7'iV Mr. and Mrs, Albert Kelley, of New
Pfi , Va?v nitv art* fh-e aueftts of Mr. Kel
Men'sTan Oxfords
jt i-L '
Just Received.
Price $3.50.
ThiB will be good newB
M to the men that have been
;; nnable to be fitted in tans.
We were only able to get
these after ordering from
five different cities.
;f, -'ley's parents, Mr. .and Mrs. Loyal Kcli;'..:
ley, on Walnut avenue.
fop. Master Roland Pearce, of Zanesville,
L Ohio, -who has been visiting his cousin
In, Lester Sherrard, of Locust avenue,
' left for his home this week.
' Mrs- Sam.Mdrrlfleld and two chll.
' '(driin; of Chestnut street, are visiting
Mrs. Merrtfleld's mother, Mrs. Llda
'Ornnp, of Mannlngton.
J J Mrs. Clark Klsner, who has been
IvIsfUng friends herd for'the past week_
,jtefttni'ed itocher home at FaircbancV
' ' Pa., this morning.
Mr. S.L. Blum returned home to-day
from a vfst with his parents at Baltimore,
Md. Mr. Blum Is employed by
^ihe'Tal'rmont Coal Company.. .
Grove, of. tjiia cifir, and
j^jSJBnE. M. C. Clayton, of Mannlngton,
' - /('went to Mt. Lake fc'ark this afternhoiij
v where they will spend the heated sea-1
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Black have re'
turned home from Port Clinton, O..
where they attended the wedding of
their son, Mr. Arthur Black, and Miss
I"' Oertrnde Bense, which occurred last
/y Miss Ava Brown returned Sunday
y' / evening from Cumberland, Md., where
' she waB the gliest of friends for a few
, days. She was accompnnled home by
i . her nfece, -Mfss Helen Mlchle, who will j
7 he her guest for a few days.
Mr. J. E. Watson will leave to-day J
V 'for Islfp, N. Y? where he will spend,
some time with his family, who are,
. y > spending the healed season there. He,
' : was accompanied there by Master Ken- J
; neth Clark, who will visit Master Ed-1
, win Watson for some time.
Judge John W. Mason, Rev. H. G.
Btoetxer and Mr. John Irwin went to
: OGraftou this afternoon on No. 14 to at:
lend the fnneral of Mrs. J. H. Flan
agan, which takes place this evening
' at seven-thirty o'clock at the residence,
' followed by Interment to-morrow at
XIid Grove, near Wheeling.
Australia, although In area 26 times
as large as the whole of the British
ladles, has a population smaller than
that of London.
Two New Styles
(Continued from P??? Five.)
nawha, and Big Bandy, all 'capable'of
being locked and damned, freed from
Ice tie year around, penetrate our coal
fields. Coal can be loaded on barges
on theag rivert direct from the drift
mine* by graritatlon. A comparatively
small steamboat Will handle a
fleet of bargea on the Ohio river containing
coal enough to make twentylive
trains of twenty-live cars each.
From the mouth of the Great Kanpwha
to New Orleans, when the operator
owns botb the barges and the steam
boui, the cost of transportation per
ton per mile -is aboot one-twentieth
of one per cent Our coal lands then
will double and quadruple In value because
we have the greatest supply and
best coals In the world, the cheapest
mining, the cheapest and best transnortatlon
to an anDreclative and ever
Increasing market; not only to tie
marketB of the world, but what might
be termed a iocal market In the East
the Wert and the North, where the
most stupendous activities of the world
arf now In progress.
West Virginia is first In the Production
of hardwoods. In 1305 the
product of our lumber Industries
amounted to nearly fifteen million
dollars. Onr forests of merchantable
timber cover sixteen thousand square
miles, and cons'st of oak. poplar, hemlock,
spruce, walnut, pine, and nearly
all ihe trees of the temperate none.
On a conservative estimate they a'e
worth twelve million dollars.
Oil and Gas.
West Virginia Is first In the production
of petroleum. The annual value
of the product Is twenty million
dollars. West Virginia oil has no stt
perlor In the market.
.West Virginia Is first In tti", production
of natural gas. The extent or
the product Is unascertained, and its
development js in Its infancy. Last
year-the value of the product amounted
lo'over fifteen million dollars, so t
is said, bnt this flgure_seems too low.
It Is the Ideal fuel; and with the Prop,
er appliance makes a mest excellent
light Thousands of buildings' depend
on it exclusively for bqth light and
heat. As a direct source of poVer In
the gas-en'glne It greatly cheapens pro.loAiinn
atiiilknB. ,nf fset of. It are I
TconsumOd,' under hollers to produce
jtyUm. At, pRMpni only a. sma,il part
of tHe production Is consumed 'n the
State: s Were.yifglnht. gas #Ues ,power"
tb factories end light and'boat to
thousands of homes in Pittsburg. Cincinnati,
Columbus, Cleveland and other
cities and, towns In the State and
oitfof the State.
Other Mineral Wealth.
f In parts of the State are vast deposits
of iron and limestone, both In
close proximity to tine seams of coal
assuring, in the near future, large
production of Iron and steel. The pig.
iron production last year amounted to
J5,260,000. Other minerals of great
value are building stones, fire-clay,
potter's clay, glass, sand, marble, and
brick-clays. Excellent , brick of all
kinds are made in the State- The
Portland cement industry is In its infancy
in West Virginia. The little
now made Is of first quality. Owing
to the abundance and excellence of the
materials for its manufacture, our
State geologist predicts great develop.
I 4- XXTac* ifiriri nin
| Jlieill IU HO lllic iu nvav ?-o??u
[Limestone of excellent quality exists
In Inexhaustible quantities In many
regions of the State.
It Is a most pleasing and significant
fact to West Virginians, that their
young State, according to a bulletin
of the United States census published
last January, Is the fifth State In the
Union In the value of mineral products.
Products of the Soil.
The wealth of West Virginia does
not all He under the soil. With a good
climate, plentiful rainfall, a good market
within her own borders, the Stale
offers rich rewards to the farmer, the
gardener and the fruit grower. Seventy-three
per cent, of the soil Is virgin,
and the price of land is reasonable.
The amazing Industrial development
makes a demand for agrleul
tural products beyond the home supply.
The many thriving towns springing
up in the coal fields, the mining
and lumber camps, the railroad building,
and the spread of factories have
produced a demand for farm prod tics
that our own farmers and truck Producers
cannot meet, antf hundreds of
jcar-loads of produce are shipped Into
f.ie State from abroad at h'eb prices[Intelligent
truck-farming would bring
abundant returns, nnd stimulate our
other Industries by producing fresh
and cheaper food supply. Fortune
awaits scientific agriculturalists, who
will not attempt to raise large fields
of corn end wheat, but who v HI furtn
fewer aces, and Intensify tl,elr energies
in truck-farming. Put even in ag
rlculturo (he State is rapidly increasing.
In the last fifteen years the
United States Increased Its Production
of wheat seven per cent, and hoy
ten per cent. In the same peri0'! West
Virginia Increased her wheat Production
SS per cent., and her haf 3s per
cent. In 190G the number of horses
were 179.4GC, valued at $10,767,900:
cattle, 510,059, valued at $15,301,770:
sheep, 50,087, valued at $1,351,261.
hogs, 298,887, valued at $1,005,981: tbB
wool produced amounted to $883,642;
T0:tvr mi 11|
WE specialize Wednesday at thia.
?ny conditiona be'duplicated In any i
Hundreds of beautiful new White
Waists, dozen of Choice styles to ch
$1.50 value. Wednesday's price
"' - 1,1 * "TO r\n?ane nf nhrtlAQ
OMIHI **A IO I O UK/t.Vuo ui vuujvv
handsome embroidered fronts, all s
sleeves, $1.50 and $1.75 values. Wed
White batiste waists. You
?$ any $2.00, $2.25 and $2.50 Embroi
our store, and there are some lovely v
Wednesday's price
our finest white batiste
styles, one In a bo*, priced now $3.00,
Day before "the Fourth's'' price ..
White La\x
Your choice of any White Dress li
for $4.00 and $4-50. Wednesday's prl
buy Wednesday for ,
ANY $6.00 or $6.50 WHITE WASH
and some pretty styles, Wednesday
lovely styles, Wednesday's price ..
Every one new, made of Indian 1
Butcher's Linen, Irish Linen; all cut
over twenty-live styles to choose ft
***?-*? o1b? hanrisnmft embroidered e
I ""mici m,s,U uu?? >_.
11.50, $2.00, >2.50, >3.50, >5.00, >0.50, >
Wednesday your cl
N. B.?If you are In
' this sale.
before "the fourth' prices.
to miss this one day?
Your choice of any Trimmed Hat i
"0 to >3.75, Wednesday's Price
any hat in-our store that sells
day's Price ..
any Hat in our store that sells
day's Price
any hat in our store that sells i
day's Price
st3re closed all day
Geo. L. Jol
poultry, Including eggs, >3.492,000; tobacco,
>208,930; corn, 22,813,122 bushels;
wheat, 4,373080 bushels; and oats
bay, buckwheat and potatoes in proportion.
Frult-Growlng?Live Stock.
Fruit growing Is rapidly becoming
Important, and our State produces as
due-flavored apples and peaches as
any state |n the Union. It is estimated
that the peach crop alone it
one of the northeastern counties in
1905 was Worth >130,000. And that
tie fruit crop of that region sold for
over >1,000,000 that year. It is, too,
in its infancy.
The State is well adapted to grazing.
Blue glass grows spontaneously
ln many Part of the State as the forests
are cleared, and cattle grazed
tneroon comand the highest prices
in the iome and foreign markets.
Sheep-raising is intensely profitable.
The wool clipped last year was 1,283, r'00
pounds, of the best grade and
commanded top prices.
Our manufactories employ 50,000
wage-earners, whose annual wage Is
3S million dollars, and the value of
'he outpost Is 110 millions .dollars.
The growth of the State Is well
shown in the development of banking,
'n 1901 we had 49 State banks, with
total deposits oj $9,331,00. In 1906 the
number was 172 and the deposits had
increased to $30,172,00. The aggregate
'epuslts in that year In State and national
banks was SS1.4SC.000. The total
resources of the State banks In
1901 were $55,431,000; two years later
they had grown to SC8,273,000, an intense
of nearly 21 per cent. The increase
in deposits. 1901 to :90G, was
$18,000,000 or more than twenty-eight
Per cent, in the two years.
facilities are Indls- ,
Pensable to the development of a
State. Elsewhere we have referred to
W'aler-transportatlon. In railroad
building the Increase In West Virginia
Is remarkable. I shall not speak
?f the electric or trolley railways; they
bava multtnitad and are increasing In <
9 >
__ _ I
rrr'o foreclosed
Store, offering* wmcn cmnn unoer
>ther *tore at the price* we n*me,
Embroidered Lawn p
ooe from $1.25 and /
white Batiste Waists, /"\ p
izes, short and long UK^
nesaay's price I jf
can take your choice
dered Shirt Waist in A i AP
ralsts to choose from. sL I In
WAIST. Exquisite |l| | AM
$3.50, $4.00 and $5.00. \| UX
m Dresses
i our store that sells S2.75
in our store you can ft 0 ft P
DRESS in our store ft A AP
(8.50 WHITE DRESS, $5,00
Head .Shrunk Muslin,
in the latest designs;
om in stylish tailorfleets,
at $1.00, $1.25,
7.50, on up to $16.50,
need of a White Skirt, don't miss
You can not afford vWEDNESDAY
n our store that sells $175
tip to 15.00, Wednes- CO CA
' OZ Ou
up to $8.00, Wednes- 00 7C
ip to $10.00, Wednes- $5.00
liffe & Co.
number and mileage at an amazing
At the close ot the Civil War West
Virginia had the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad only, extending from Harper's
Ferry to Wheeling and Parkersburg
on the Ohio river. Now the mileage
is 3,000, and new roads and extensions
of old lines are constantly building. Tn
the last fifteen years the increase In
mileage of railroads in tie United
States was 27 per cent Pennsylvania
held up to the average, zv per cent.
In Ohio the per centage of increase
was 14; In West Virginia it was 90.
To-day the territory of West Virginia
Is traversed by seven great systems;
the Baltimore and Ohio, principally in
the northern part of the State, having
trackage in twenty-six counties; the
Pennsylvania lines in the northern
Panhandle; the Western Maryland, a
part of the great Wabash system, penetrating
the central eastern region:
and the Chesapeake and Ohio, the Norfolk
and Western, the Deepwater (or
Virginias), and the Kanawha and
Michigan, of the Central Ohio lines,
are located in the southern part of the
State. In addition to these interstate
roads mention should be made
ui me toaj ana kjqkk, c.mciiuiuk nuiu
Charleston, the capital of the State,
to Elkins; and the Morgantown and
Kingwood road, from Morgantown t.n
the Monongahela to Rowlesbttrg on
the Cheat, traversing the Immensely
rich counties of Monongalia and
Preston. These great Inter-state railways,
traversing the State from east
to west principally, not only bind together
the several regions of the
Slate, hut also furnish transportation
for Its products to the Atlantic seaboard
and markets of the East, and
to the great lakes and the innumerable
inland markets of the great west.
Branch roads ramify the State as feeders
to the great systems, and to-day
there are only one or two counties
that are not tapped.
The assesed value of the property
of steam railroads in the State is over
$178,000,000: of electric lines, 18,404.
300; of car-lines, $9S5,000; express
(oil ?nJ gas). 151411.000;,and of wa-:
tor and light companies, $1,63,6,000;]
and the aggregate assessed,' ytoS of
these properties is over $146,0001000.
No State In the Union offers greater;
Inducements to the Investment of capital
In railroads, and no State Is more
liberal In lu treatm"-' of railroads.
The State needs and Invites Immensely
more capital t? aid "in Its development.
It Is the settled policy'of the
State to treat capital justly and fairly.
This brief survey of the material reLgjsyycnAfi
of Oie" State and thefr develQD
ment Is necessarily Imperfect It i?j
I a case where 't'ruth la starnger than J
[Action," where "the half has .not been!
told." Come and see.
I should be extremely sorry to have!
to admit that we have given our energy
exclusively to making money and
the development of material things.
If we boast loo much of these things.
I am persuaded we are not guiltier
than our neighbors. The Arst constitution
of the State did not enjoin development
of material resources; but
It did command the creation of a comprehensive
sysiera of popular educa j
ilon. And the work was begun by the
Arst legislature.
In 1865 the whole.number of school
houses was 133, the total number of
schools, Including 5 high and 39 graded
schools, was 431, with an enrollment
of 15,792, and an average dally
attendance, 7,7C1. pupils; there were
employed 287 teachers, who were paid
$47,006. and the average length of the
school term was 2.7 months. In 1906
there were 0,342 schools houses. 7,118
schools, Including 46 high and 761
graded schools; an enrollment of 255 100,
an average dally attendance of
173,723, employing 7,830 teacherwho
were paid $1,795,645.70; and an
average term of 6.25 months.
Nor has higher education been neglected.
West Virginia University at
irn,?,ninn.n iit-cnn its existence as
tie Monongalia Academy, tn 1868
lit became a State school and char.?'1
its name. With an attendance of 1,;na
students, it is one of the leading
universities of the South.
The six normal schools had their origin
in ISCJ, too. The parent normal
school dates jts existence from 1S38,
when it was established at Marsha!!
Academy* named In honor of the greatChief
Justice; it changed its name
and became the first normal school of
the State in 18C8. There are two
schools preparatory to the Unlversitv
located at Montgomery and Keyser
10 h'gh schools, '7-61 graded schools,
the schools for the deaf and the blind
at Romney, the girts' industrial school
at Salem, and the boys' reform school
at rruntytdwn. For the higher education
of the colored youth there are two
excellent colleges, besides State aid
is given to other colored schools. This
year the State will expend about three
and one-half million dollars In the
support of her public schools. The solicitude
with which the State regards
the liberal education of her youth is
demonstrated by the fact that for the
last five or six years 01 cer.t3 of every
dollar paid into the State treasury has
been expended for education.
Besides the schools supported by the
State there are a goodly number ofj
private and church institutions of
learning, the most, noted of which perhaps
are Bethany College and Llnsly
Institute. Of these, not counting
parochial and smaller private schools..
thee are more than a dozen col'eges.
academies and seminaries
Public Institutions.
There were no public Institutions
when the State began?no public
buildings in which to conduct, the government;
no eleemosynary institutions.
In its short history the S'ate
hns built and equipped the Capitri
and the Annex. It has built a modern
and up-to-date penitentiary, to which
is attached a fine farm, and which Is a
source of profit to the State, and
which In its conduct and management
is not surpassed on this continent. Our
first hospital for the Insane was authorized
by the legislature of 1363, located
at Weston, and $25,000 appropriated
therefor; in 1S60 another appropriation
of $50,000 was made for its
construction. The work was interrupted
by the breaking out of the
war. but- renewed by the Restored Government,
no . finished by the new
State. The other public Institutions
of the State, besides those just namc-d
Second Hospital for the [nsane, at
Spencer, established 1839.
Third Hospital for the Insanef West
Virginia Asylum), at Huntington, es
tabllshed 1S'J7.
Miners'Hospital No. 1, at Welch, established
Miners' Hospital No. 2, at McKeitiree,
established 1899.
Miners' Hospital No. 3, at Fairmont,
rstnbllshed 1899.
West Virginia University at Morgantown,
established 1868.
'- V .'wt?..A
Preparatory breach of the Voirersity
at Montgomery, eatabluhed 1886.
Preparatory breach of Ihe.Uairersllyat
Keyset, established J301.
Marshall College Normal School, at
Huntington, established 186?.
Farmont Normal School, at Fairmont,
established 185S
. West Liberty. Normal School, at
Wert Liberty, established 1570.
Shepherd College Normal School,
at Shepberdstown. establlahed 1872.
Rlenvtlle Normal School at GlenvlUe.
established 1873
Schools for the Deaf and Blind, at
Romney, established 1870.
West ,rIntlnla Colored Institute, aVnrru
_ PctahliRhp.l 1891.
Elueficld Colored Institute, at Bluefield.
established 1895.
West Virginia Reform School (for
reform and education .of male minors
under sixteen years of age), at Prun
girls), a: Salem, established In 1897.
West Virginia Industrial Home for
Girls (for reform and eduction of
girls), at Salem, established^' 1897,
To 'here educational Institutions
should be added the Department of
archives and History, In tie Capitol
Annex nt Charleston, established In
.Mention should be made of the conl
mining Inspection bureau, consisting
of the chief and twelve assistants;
the State Board of Health; the State
Board of Agriculture: the Wes' Virginia
Humane Society: the State
boards of Embalmers, Dentists, Pharmacists,
and of Nurses; the Department
of the Commission of Banking,
of the Commissioner of Lnbor, of the
Game and Fish Warden, and of the
State Highway Inspector.
The Stnte's National Guard consls s
nf a brigade of two regiments, which
has reached a high degree of efficiency.
State Flag and Flower. ,
The pew State flag was first unfurl- 1
td to the public here to-day. It bears j
on cne side the State's coat of arms, j
and oti the other n painted represents- j
tic-n of tne State flower, the Grea. j
Iaiurel (Rhododendron.) This fine j
fine flower grows In great profusion
in the mountainous regions of West
Virginia. "The early French explir- '
era knew the Alleghany- mountains -cs *
'1 e "Mountains or uiurei.
The Future.
Time fails me to speak of tUe many '
hospitals, prrvate aud ciptltablc; of
the great and good worth of the "
churches rud religious dep-ri'lnatlons. .
of the work of .the Young Men's Chris- ,
tian Association, and the numerous ,
benevolertt and fraternal societies and .
orders: of the many public IlbraHee, ,
scaftdred- aR"6vnr the- 3:ate, and "s- .
peclally those connected with the pub- .
lie schools: of the newspapers of the;.
State, or of those West Virginians .
who have written books or otherwise i
done honor to the State. !
Though as a separate goveri menttil .
organl'.atlon West Virginia Is -oung .
In years, yet the territory of the Slate #
has long been known, and Its history
dates back more than two centuries
Her soil was tne scene of the opening
conflict of the Revolutionary War and I
of the Civil War, and the Inst battle :
of t'.e Revolution was fought on her
territory. Rroud of the history-of the
State both before and since its cieation.
.and of the accomplishments of
her sons, yet we Know tl.ji past deeds
will not suffice for future duties. Gathering
courage from the past, we look
confidently to the futre. West Virginians,
it Is of vital Importance that
there be an enligntened, healthy and
moral sentiment among the members
of the body politic, for public opinlo-i
Is but the aggregate of Individual
thought. The moral condition of the
commonwealth is what we shall make
it. The greatness of a State Is measused
by the greateness of Its men.
There are higher and better aspirations
than the mere making of money
and the acumulation of wealth. Enlightened
sense of public duty and integrity,
appreciation of relative rights
and civic virtue is better to the government
than silver and gold. Wealth la
not a corollary of worth, and "success"
is not Index of character. The
problems that confront us are many
aud weighty. The continuance of* our
free Institutions depends on their wise
solution. But we nave hope, for we
do not put our trust in our great ?mi?
of material things. We know that character
and righteous purpose will conquer
ai! things. Making this the new
era of a better purpose and a higher
endeavor. let us go forward. .
Our father's God! from out whose hand 1
The centuries fail like grains of sand,
We meet to-day united, free.
And loyal to our land and Thee,
To thank Thee for the era done,
And trust Thee for the opening one
Oh Make Thou us, through centuries
in peace secure, in justice strong.
Around our .gift of freedom draw
The safeguards of thy righteous law;
And cast In some diviner mould,
ltet th^ new cycle shame the olJ!
Fourth of July
We have them all.
A.G.Martin & Co I
Opp. Marietta Hotel. k
P.\>gr?m for \ >?k ot July 1st
Instrumental Singing and
Story Teliing Comedian. '
Delineator of Darkey) Dialect
Pleasing Sketch Artists
-r' . jH
Tu/a Performances Nlahtly?8^00 : ,v i
and 9:05 O'clock.
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 4. ^ , '
l Electric Theatre +
. Old Poitoffice Building. : ii
r j- - $!
I ' ' *? *
j: "TRUE UNTO DEATH" * 'vj
L "How Would You Like to
j. Be My Beau?"
f CHILDREN 5c 4.
^ 4* + ^ "H14* 4* ^
The Coolest Spot
in the City . I
TIMorin I
'Tarmer'sMakiiig Bread" ; j
"A Drunkard WiUlDnnk" M
SONG?"Broncho Buster"
5c :ff|
" O'Hooligan'e . Idea " - ^
"Mother-in-Laws' Race" $
',When the Weeping Wlllows
Shade the Mossy
ADMISSION . . . -5c
Mr*. Robb Entertain*.
Mrs. C. C, Robb js entertelafoc a
'v friends this afternoon at her h ;
n Walnut avenue. Mr*. AlbeitfKely,
who la a visitor In tils city, Is mi
onor guest present.

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