As individuals we >re inclined to
I/recent deeply toy charge that we are
i- not quite honest In our commercial
dealings with foreign countries, but
? very frequently observers in foreign
lands have come back to tell ns that
1 table foreign trade unless ~t cJange
we can hever hope to establish a pre.
i' v . our present, methods and establish a
' v higher code of commercial honesty.
The. latest commanAmnHletisoiiupn
The latest commentator on the sub;.'v
feet ls;pr6Tessor Rowe, of the department
of political science In the Unl j:
rersity of Pennsylvania .who was a
p' commissioner to revise the laws of
j-jjj Porto Rico.
f l ^ According to Professor Rowe the
merchants of South America are anx.
idus to buy American goods, but thev
Bafffiiut that commercial relations with
? manufacturers of the United States
Ire greater risks than dealing
the merchants of England, EuFrance
or Germany. In the curNorth
American Review he dels
that while we have a fine and
g..- strict business honesty for our own
fX- use, there Is a marked contrast when
|*r It comes to a commercial honesty "for
t' -export" In South America the merK
chants of the United States are charyacterized
as "muy vivo," which, beiug
i'v". Interpreted, means that the South
American merchant must be on the
lookout, must deal warily.
' " The American consuls in South
America, while they do not charge
dishonesty on the part of the Unit?4
States merchants, Jo complain that we
take no pains to please South America
customers. The popular Idea
. seems to, be that anything is good
jt: enough for South America. The first
.-' mistake is made in a dishonest de'scription
of goods' in catalogues for
S? that country; then there Is much wanton
disregard of contract conditions,
1 especially as regards time of delivery,
and little or no attention is paid to
complaints. The merchants of South
America also object to our methods
of packing goods for shipment, a feature
that has helped materially to injure
our trade with China, 'oo.
Improvement by Steps.
| New York Globe.
In the old primitive days, when each
man carried his own weapon and
? wmncrc It mflV bft
HVtn^tu uta una* ..,~~o~. . .
easily imagined what reception would
We Believe 1
We bellere wlthou
doubt that the issues
West Virginian on hi
of Fairmont a better i
other paper publisi
county, and as good
It Is because we ba
Ore weekly subscript!
two issues. The W
glnlon is the oldest
1n Marion county; w;
1868, and has a big lis
porters as any papei
West Virginia. The
uses uiese iwo wj*
the beneat of the be:
but reaches a class i
town who bare not
appealed to for trade
umns of the dally pa|
giving our weekly i
papers a week for t
has proved to be vet
onr liberal offer Is brli
of new subscribers d
YOUR AD IN TWO
THESE DATES FOR
Now we are not m
tlon In the way of a
boast, but we present
fair thinking adver
as we look at It, am
try It yen will and th
tually think and see
Maw 1?t we i
aeribere the piper fc
lnitead of 14-00 eoi
Fairmont dally doee
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have been given to anyone proposing
Ibst on a .certain day everyone should
lay ulde his arms. Every hand vonld
have clutched its sword the tighter.
Not until courts (arbitration tribunals;
for the settlement of personal disputes
has long been 'established was It possible
to enforce regatatlons against
dueling and the like. The new Internationalism.
if human nature is rend
aright, must develop In the same order.
Legalism must precede, not succeed,
any real disarmament?the first
Is the horse and the other the cart
The nations are not likely to surren
der an old and laminar way 01 rewiring
If there Is not another method
not merely In posse, but In ease. Immense
difficulties are In the way of
enacting International legalism?an ' >ternatlonal
court ble to enforce Its
decrees by force or by moral pressure?but
a hopeful start has been
made and, one step at a time, we can
press on. There Is nothing visionary
nothing Utopian In the programme.
The world- Is being welded into an
economic unit?already there is I
measurealile financial and commercial'
amalgamation. Railroad builders have
"conquered more territory with a coupling
pin." as Mr. Bolce has remarked,
"than Caesar did with a sword." The
debt troubles of a comparatively unimportant
South American State started
a wave of business disturbance that
circled the globe. If an International
court Is once fairly established, from
every nation will come up influences
forcing disputants to its bar. Selfishness?Individual
to the desired end. Mammonism
in many of Its aspects is unlovely.
but given a fair chance seems
destined to do more toward bringing
In the Areadv of unlversay peace than
The seat of optimism at the present
time is In the West, and the confidence
and hope of the people of that
section, which is coming to be of very
great Importance in the national econ.
omv. do not seem to be disturbed by
a late and cold spring, undoubtedly
of a more or less mischievous Influence
upon this year's crops. Nor has the
West taken account of the money situation.
which, if temporarily improved.'
is a disease still needing a drastic
remedy. It is comfortable to be sanguine.
and the trait wins many races
which would otherwise be lost; but it
is safe to say that the mere opinion
of the North, or the South, or the West
t a question of
of the Fairmont
oedium than any
ied In Marion
as can be found
ve auutru uui %:**- _
ion list to these 1
eekly West Virpaper
is established In
t-of as loyal supr
published in y
s not only gets
Bt local medium,
af people out of
through the coljer.
This plan of
be price of one
y popular and
aging in numbers
ally. YOU GET
THE PRICE OF
aklng this asser- I
n idle circulation |
; the matter to a .1
i it you will but
at rnn will PVPI1
iai v/n "... ^
as we do about
????? Enclosed find
give all mall tub- Virginian.
>r $3,00 per year,
nettling no other ^
:ed? like cir
business heiieve that some relaxation
jrOl soon ensue. A few weeks ago it '
was announced that several railroads
had concluded to retrench and would 1
bay less material, tf Is stated now
that the building trades are feeling
some backenlng Influence, and the result
is reflected In a lessened demand
for iron and those things which ire
made of Iron. Our prosperity In er
ery line hag long been extraordinary.
It Is certain that this cannot continue
at each a rate indefinitely, ind to
eee the signs and not them mates no
one an alarmist.
It is the part of wisdom for every
mariner to study the weather and
note the direction of the winds. In
that way is trouble seen betimes; In
that say untoward results can be
avoided. Whatever the immediate future
of business, it is tolerably certain,
if the past is any guide for what
is to ocme. that a slackening of activity
is to be expected: and, If It is
not too sweeping and wholesale, it
should be contemplated by sober-minded
men in a tranquil spirit. It gives
us the assurance of that steady natural
development which is wholesome
The Unabridgeg Dictionary.
Ohio State Journal.
The dictionary Is a hlgbty interesting
book. It treats comprehensively
of a greater number of Important subjects
than any other volume extant.
You may complain, possibly, that there
is not in every article a sustained InHti?
rnti wmnflt mirregsfuHv
contend that for general information
It has any equal.
To illustrate, the unabridged dictionary
on the stand at cur right happens
to be open at the two pages which
begin with "gout" end end with "grading."
Glancing down the first column
we find that the goutweed is a European
herb naturalized In the United
States and useful in treating gouf.
That knowledge is likely to come In
handy some time, though less probably
in the case cf editors than almost
anyone else. Over on the opposite
page we discover that the grackle is
an Amerlcsn blackbird, especially a
qulscailne. How little had we thought
that the clear thrill of the qulscailne,
swinging arlly on yonder swaying
bough and cheering us at our dally
task, came from the musical throat of
a genuine grackle! Pursuing our natural
history studies right cn the same
page, we find that the gradlentla is
an amphibian or reptile with a lacertiform
body and, more especially, the
urodele amphibian. How useful that
information is! We have found him
out at last and we shall avoid the
gradientia in future. Forewarned is
forearmed. A little further up in the
1 ? 1
le Year 1
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MARTIN8 TERRY WOMAN COMMITTED
WHEELING. Inly 10.?Mrs. Bert
Hutchinson, wife of ? well known JUr
tins Ferry mill worker, aieo iurau?y
morning at her home on First street
about half-past ten o'clock as the result
of taking poison with suicidal
Intent. The poison was taken some
time during Monday nighty and tn
spite of the efforts of two physicians
the woman died at the hour stated In
Some time Monday afternoon she
came to Wheeling and went to a physician
who prescribed mornhine '-ablets
for her as the statement of a
peculiar physical condition. She went
to a Wheeling drug store and got 31
tablets of one-fourth grain each.
Some time before midnight she took
nine of these tablets or two and onehalf
grains at the same time. A little
later members of the family found her
lying on the bed In her room suffering
terribly and Drs. A. W. Dlven and E
V. Arbaugh were hastily summoned.
The physicians worked, a couple of
hours during the night without making
much headway against the poison.
This morning they were at the.
aerate, mH WOrL'tbd wif/V the WO
UUUIV BCUIU uuu ...
man till after nine o'clock but the
poison bad penetrated the system
before they reached her early In the
evening and she dlea about half-past
ten. The deceased was about thirtytwo
years of age and is survived by a
husband and one'chlld.
During the last few days Mrs.
Hutchinson had been despondent
Monday afternoon she threatened to
take her own life but the husband did
not think she meant It till he discovered
she had taken the morphine.
Dr. Dlven. who Is atso the county
coroner, announced at noon yesterday
that there would not be a coroner's Inquest
as members of the family were
satisfied she had taken the poison herself
with Intent of ending her life.
There w-lli be an Inquest this afternoon
and all the Martins Ferry physicians
will assist in it.
The most ilberal otter that was ev>r
of this paper to-day. Read It. Let -ts
hear from you at once. We want
two thousand more readers In Marlon
county and think this will get them.
an One <
iy and T1
le Daily Wert Encloied
-* "v: -
|600 to his city.
Frank Hamlin, who w recently
chosen attorney to the Board of Civil i
Service Commissioners of Chicago, is
h? ?/<n nf the late Hannibal Hamlin.
vice president of the United States
in ttat first Lincoln administration.
Kaiser William keeps tonr chefs ? i
Schliedenatucker, a German; Harding,
an Englishman; an Kalian and a
Frenchman?so that he can have his
meals for the day served in the style i
of whatever nation he may happen to
President Newman, of the New York
Central railroad, is director in 119
companies, while Senator Depew is
interested In hut 6< corporations, and
John D. Rockefelltr holds only one
directorship, that in the Standard Oil
Charles Terry Treadwav has been
elected president of the Bristol, (Ct.)
National Bank, to fill the vacancy caused
by the dtath of Edward Butler Dunbar.
Mr. Treadwell, who has been
vice president of the institution tor
sometime, Is only 29 years old.
Prof. R. C. Crawford, of the University
of California, has rediscovered the
comet recently located by Professor
Daniel, of Princeton University', In
the constellation of Taurus. He says
the comet will be nearest the earth on
July 25. when It will be 70,000,000 miles
Miss Ellzbaeth Key, a noted sculptor.
has Just died at Austin. Tex. Her
father was a nephew of the dlsttngulshtd
Marshal Key. of France.
Among the great men who sat to Miss
Key were Von Humboldt, Von Lleblg.
Jacob Grimm. Schopenhauer, Joachim,
Garibaldi and Bismark.
Mrs. Helen W. Rogers, chief probation
officer of the Juvenile Court, of
Indianapolis, has left that city for a
tour of Europt with a view to studying
juvenile court and probatalon work
in some of the European countries.
She will stop in various American cities
before sailing. Including Philadelphia.
W. Romalne Paterson, the English
novelist, who writes under tht name
of Benjamin Swift, has taken up a
that win orcnnv him for some
time. His intention la to make a
study of the development of civilisation
from the earliest times nnto the
prtsent day, with special reference to
Dent a. t
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9 Pressing, Cleanicg, Repairi
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the causes underlying the decline and r
fall of the nations that hare obtained c
and lost their supremacy. !
Major H. F. Hodges, of the Army, J
as purchasing agent tor the Isthmian ,
Canal Commission, He Is regarded as
specially well equipped for his new 1
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erable experience with contract prac- (
tlces and with specifications for sup- 1
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