j^'-l Urn I
Itn puJDUG me. ui uuuios,
jipn View of the circumI
not be expected to de- i
for their elimination, biv.
he brand of Buckeye Re- ;
that Is not the outcome
years longer. The very I
Itate committee felt call- I
ry, that the members are i
e elimination of the two !
s Senators shows -chat :
nenl? has certainly gain- l
tlons as passed by the i
tee by a vote of 15 to G i
Ived by the Republican I
committee of Ohio that
e great majority of the '
o, convinced of the high
;at ability and dlstiues
of Secretary'Taft, en- i
did^cy for the Presidenthnt
the Republicans of i
lmingly desire that the
lonorable William Howesented
to the Nation as
te for President and the
I other States be invited
with the Republicans of
his nomination In 1908.
rther resolved that,
ICally declare that the <
t Ohio are opposed to
i from pnollc life of ,
Poraker and Chas. Dick,
to the party and State
stlngulshed by ability,
membered that a strong
d effort was made by
it and his followers to
Ient'an endorsement for Mr. Tnft
victory Is all the more decisive,
faction at once makes Mr. Tntt a
Jdable candidate and we believe
istitirtly place him so far In the
. tjiat. no other name will be pre8dvt6;.the
next National Republl;;
" UP AT GRAFT-ON.
me-'time ago we said no matter
happened to other places there
one town where they would con(giQ1;Graft-on.
Now, along comes
Republican, published at Taylor's
tjr seat, and confirms what we
initho;following Interesting Item:
vatf reports be true a number of
!|>cai, political heelers received
[njtheiiity for a brief period SatEotbi^rnpld
C. Scherr when he
HtatMRMpte city (or a brief period Sotonlng.
Of course, and as Is
who make it their business to look
nrter the coming oandldates, called on
him early. They found him congenial.
taste force ore. ;
doesn't do all thisT
las stated bis position In tbese matters
long since. And, Indeed, It would
prove refreshing to bave as a candidate
a man who does not believe that
bis money can rule Republican polltica
in the State. West Virginia has
had a surfeit of that manner of campaigning;
candidates for office next
year shouIJ go Into an Iron-bound
agreement to not . be "grafted" by
anyone. There are men In Grafton
who use every Opportunity to draw
money from condidates, and if the
truth were known tbese men control
absolutely no one except themselves
ind cast nobody's vote but their own.
If Mr. Scherr, Mr. Swisher and others
will take the advice of their friends
they will keep their money to themselves
in the coming campaign end
knock "grafters" summarily on the
SOME HOME ATTRACTIONS.
A great many Fairmont people spend
a considerable portion of the summer
away from home, but a far larger number
remain in the city the year around.
Because of that fact, It is pleasant to
think over some of the reasons why
Fairmont Is an attractive place In the
summer time. To begin with, the
heat is rarely excessive. The nights
are nearly always cool, and the days
are rarely uncomfortable. Then we
have street cars on which to take
rides of evenings and enjoy the evening
breezes. The Interurban line affords
an opportunity to go out of town
several miles quickly and at small
cost. Picnic parties are easily cared
for and pleasure seekers can Improvise
a programme of amusement on
short notice. In town we have the
motion picture shows of high class
and the vaudeville acts at the Grand
make the Opera House a pleasant
place to spend an hour any evening,
Another thing which Fairmont people
have not yet learned to appreciate fully
Is our beautiful river. What on en
chanting'place for summer evenings!
3ome of these times we expect to see
hundreds of- people In boats and
launches on the placid water of the
Monongahela each evening through
the summer months. Attractions are
mmulative and once our people get the
lotion of staying at home and spending
the money here other things worth
while will be presented. A public
park with various features of entertainment
may be ours before many
years and thousands of dollars now
spent away from home will be left circulating
In our midst and all will
enjoy what, only a few now get a
chance to Indulge In.
The Morgantown Post refers to the
candidacy of Swisher as "Impossible."
Thai's whnt a good many fellows
who would like to run think
about It, that' it will be impossible to
beat him. The Post has already wast,
ed much energy on an 'Impossible"
candidate because he wouldn't consent
to run and If it Isn't careful It will
loin In just as fruitless a chase In another
direction. The matter of seeing
the drift of things Is an art some
papers don't seem to have. The band
wagon'Is an enchanting vehicle and
happy is the man that gets a good
A B. and N. engineer surprised the
county court of Monongalia yesterday
by appearing unexpectedly and asking
that certain changes be made In
the proposed new bridge across the
Monongahela In order that a railroad
line might be 'constructed -along the
river. But that action doesn't excite
the West Virginian the least bit. Engineers
and rights-of-way agents don't
build arllroads, they merely work for
the men who do and there Ib very
little use in growing noisy over what
they do or don't Jo.
What Is home without a Teddy bear!
A N. Y. child fell three stories, landed
on its stuffed pet, and turned up
Harry Thaw Is bothered by the
maniacs and can't sleep. He ought to
join in their chorus, in order to malic
good his insanity plea.
Plenty of candidates for gofernor in
Corn Is getting a move on Itsell
Nice weather to stack wheat;
I The taxBble property of WfiSt^Vir- 1
I ginia amounts to more than |91J,OOo|J
I COO, according to the Spires-handed all
Gazetterepdrter byCMefClerk foam- >
send, 'yesterday mprnlng. v
Very few States in the Union have
made more rapld--progresi than' the
moi/rifaln' State:' -The Immense coal.
deposits, '611 (leld?,,Jnew developments
in railroads, telephone lines, and pipe
lln'ed haCera1I'Been*'full?;aifd minutely
described By writers all over [be conn-<
^rem the. figures obtained from
Clerk Townsend, the following slim- 1
mary shows that the assessment made i
by the board of public
works is \.v $244,154,693187 1
Real estate $475,174,841.00^
Personal property $193,261,408.00 1
Making a total of... .$912,590,942.87 I
Mr. Townsend satd that this was 1
only a rough eatlmate. He thought 1
however, a careful examination would
swell the total over $5,000,000 addl- i
tlonal. ' i
The Increase In live years has been i
more than $30,000,000, and will In- ]
crease as much more during the next <
live years. i
The output In the coal regions alone i
is over $10,000,000 more than two and i
a half years ago. i
It was no wonder that visitors from I
the great manufacturing States of |
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut ]
Rhode Island and Massachusetts view
In amazement West Virginia's exhlb- j
its at the Jamestown exposition. <
It Is not to be wondered also, that ;
the financial kings of America are |
turning their eyes toward this section ]
of the country for profitable Invest- i
ments. _ (
A State that is in Its young man- ,
hood, comparatively speaking, that ,
can boast of nearly a billion of dol- .
lars taxable property is something
of which every West Virginian can be
These figures are not mythical. They
are not mere guesswork, but have
been compiled by such an able statistician
as Thomas C. Towniend, and
are virtually official.
The Manufacturers Record of retent
date shows the shipment from
one region, the Pocahontas coal field
In 1883, the shipments amounted to
only 60,128 tons. Twenty-three years
Inter they were 7,000,000 of tons, a remarkable
What is true of the Pocahontas
coal district Is also true of other' districts.
Hon. George Byrne, of this
city, now writing from this teetlon to <
tho Manufacturers Record, is the au- (
thorny for this statement, and as that (
gentleman Is on ..the, ground, it is natural
to presume that, his figures are
The immense oil output has also Increased
the taxable property, and Mr.
Townsend thinks the assessment for *
1008 will surprise evn the most optini.slie.
To quote a prominent lunibermnn: <
'"I here is no telling bow great West i
Virginia will be in the commercial s
we'd five years hence. Elurflelil, one <
of too most hustling towns In t; e manttfactttring
districts, has some new enterprise
every week. it is a very !
dull week that Char'eston Is not ic
the center of the stage as regards new '
factories or other industries.'" 1
'I be Secretary of State's olllce can t
lesiify to West Virginia's rapid prog- 1
ress, energy and capi at <
it is the young mood o( a your.g 1
and growing State, and there is no i
mushroom growth anywhere, but real '
substantial progress, and when the fit- I
ture history is written the year 19C-7 <
will record some wonderful achieve- I
menla.?Charleston Gazette. (
STILL HALE !
IS MAJOR ' MeGREW, PRE8TON'3 I
GRAND OLD MAN?IS VISITING 1
AT MORGANTOWN. I
I MORGANTOWH. July 31. ? Tho 1
Hon. J. C. McGrew, of KIngwood, Is i
i the guest of his son, W. C. McGrew, I
! at his home on High street- J. C. Mc- t
I Grew Is ninety-four years old and Is a t
very Interesting character. He claims i
to he the only man living who was a i
member of the convention that took I
the SUite of Virginia from the Union .
In 18G0. Mr. McGrew was a strong i
Union man and did all he could to keep '
Ills State loyal. His efforts brought i
upon him threats of death by hang- i
1 Ing. Later he was an active work- 1
er and a prominent figure In the I
convention that made a separate t
1 State of West Virginia. " j
1 Whdn 80 years ojd Mr. McGrew 1
1 got mixed up In a runaway and had 1
both legs broken below the knees
but he has recovered a ltd now Is 1
quite active although be has to nse
a cane. Mr. McGrew Is bale and I
hearty and bids fair -to be with us i
many years yet Morgantown Is '
honored to'have such an Illustrious i
The disappointment of the people of
rnor ha* caused tbe thoughtful peole
who ileslre clean politics and worby
sin'd' wjmpetcnt men to execute our] I
awi! tor cast altoh't for a man fltf/u
w'i'Ca Mfr'Ui'!'*. ' V? i
he Ideals of our honored judge.
rs&ti'Mtv os* ' . ' c?
. All ag^e^at Judge Mason's refer<? $>
VfSrtble .candidate, fnjgtb*
auks oftbe.Gr.nd Army to
m, and no one can deny thiit. the .food
tame. and our (tending. among the
itateaofj the Union woi^d ,be..elevat
>d If, befofe,lt is*too late, state
^Itkmgbe'bestowed upon ^n.ofJ vetiten.
.. .. Public
sentiment has given unm|sniiiM>
cvMcxm of tte willlnmess of,
the people of this 8tat? to allow, the
roiinty of Marion the honor of furnishing
the next nominee of the Repnbllcan
party for the office, of Governor.
But for the unprecedented high regard
for Judge Mason for the Judiciary,
he would undoubtedly have been named
for the office. t
.Marlon county has another man who
ranks with Jndge Mason, a man of unluestloned
ability, a man of the high!8t
character, a man known to all the
jeople of the State, a man Marion
:ounty rejoices to honor; born and
alsed among us, but a youth when he
wore tbe blue In defense of tbe flag
ind when peace was declared he derated
his time and efforts to Instiling
Into the youth of our State those
deals which Inspired him In all his
ong and honored career.
We, his comrades, request that the
Republican party name for the office
>f Governqr the Honorable Thomas C.
Miller, a man who has never sougbt ofIce.
yet who, when named, has always
ed both his county and State ticket.
CVith Miller at the head of the tick?t,
West Virginia will make a grander
showing -at the polls for the.'principles
of the Repubdlloan party lhan at
iny former time.
W. R. HUFFMAN,
R. M. HILL,
' WILLI3 BRANNON,
D. J. CURRY,
M. D. WELLS,
F. Ml WALDO,
G. W. BINNI,
MORGAN D. ORR,
R. E. HARR,
Gettings and Kennedy vs. Lljlle J
Smith, Intermediate Court, in chan:ery;
August rules. George A. Violent
attorney for plaintiff.
(Continued from Paae One.)
^nians, and yet the Census figures on
his Industry shows such to he the
utse. The value of the annual product
s more than a million dollars, and
teverul thousand wage earners are
West Virginia Representatives.
It Is understood here that of the
Ivc Representatives In Congress from
West Virginia, only ' Representative
Woodyard will have a fight on his
lands for renomlnatlon. Representa
Lives Gaines, Hughes, Sturglss and
Hubbard are expected to be renominat?d
without opposition next year. Those
who have watched the career of Representative
Woodyard In Congress
would regard it as particularly unforunnte
If he were succeded by some
Jther man. It Is always the district
that elects a man and keeps htm in
HongresB year In and year out that
has the greatest Influence In the
House. Take Speaker Cannon, General
Bingham, Floor Leader Payne,
John Dalzell, Pete Hepburn, Chairman
Sherman, of the Republican Congressional
Committee, J. A. Hull, and
lames A. Tawney; they are among the
lathers of the House. The Important
business of Congress Is done in committees.
All the chairmen of the Important
committees are men who have
been kept In Congress for years. Chairman
Payne, of Ways and Means, has
been here since 1889. Chairman Tawaey,
of Appropriations, has been here
tince 1893. Chairman Cousins, of Foreign
Affairs, came here in 1893; Coop
:r, of Insular Aitairs, in las-i; ne;r
burn, of Interstate Commerce, In 1887;
Jenkins, Of Judiciary, In 1895; Burton,
3f 'Rivers and Harbors,- In 18Q5, and
Bartholdt, of Public Buildings and
3rounds, In 1893. Not a single Important
committee chairmanship Is held
by a Representative who has been
here Iosb than ten years. Representative
WooJyard has been making rapid
progress In the making of frlendB, and
Is fast getting Into a position where
hp can be a real force In the House.
He Is one of the best mixers In the
This thing of sending a mam to Congresp
and before he has reached a portion
where he can jtake an Influen
; $-,.!? Vi:'t\
i Still the interest increases la the
great f'pony-, cpnUjst.t' ..A- number of
new nominations, were made to-day
soi^e. In. e?ch of.. she diftricts and.
quite a number from Manntngton. Ithat
become now pretty generally understood
that the coupons published
each ^ay are valuable and may be the
means of securing the capital prize |
the beautiful pony and outfit,, which' is
worth > several hundreds of dollars.!
This Is Indeed a prize .worth the ef-'
fort of not- only the children but of
any lady In Fairmont. It Is now be-,
coming generally understood, that
votes are allowed on all payments on
subscription when requested, whether
new or old subscribers; and that the
vptfng certificates Issued with these
payments count very rapidly In the
contest For Instance, a dollar paid
Sy a new subscriber,.will secure-500
votes In the "pony contest" and 100
votes In each of the class contests,
and the payment of $4.00 on subscription
will secure 3,000 votes If It Is a
new subscription or 1,500 votes If an
old subscriber and the payment Is on
account In order ro facilitate the!
matter of receipting and taking care
of subscription a number of convenient
books'bf blanks have been printer} and,
will be gladly furnished to any who
are Interested In UBlng them if they
will call at the business office of the
West Virginian. ' A good many of
these hvte gone oua and some have
even senY special delivery letters asking
for the books.
If you are not yet voting pick your
favorites and let your coupons count
In their favor.
If you have a friend who Is not entered
In the race, start them in at once.
District No. 1.
Art Kerns 1,600
Zella Kerns '..2,250
Georgle Hunsaker 225
Dollle Glbbs 25
Fred Morris 75
Ada Talklngton 25
Frances Ward 50
Bessie Jacobs 251
Carrie Barr COO
Hatlie Janes 25
EMnn Mrmmn 25
Hazel McDonald 25
Lena Hamilton 25
Mrs. M. P. Thorn . 500
Louise Fitch 25
Catherine Hough 25
Flora Lloyd' 25
Mary Windsor 25
Pearl Brand ? 25
Dorsey Abhott .' .'. 475
Grace Jamison 550
Paul M. Hawkins 575
Maudo Hartley 750
Morris Saunders 250
Grace Jones 1.000
Nettle Groves 25
Freddy Eddy 3,350
Archie Koon 500
Katherlne Deegan 25
Roberta Fleming 25
Margarita Westfall 25
District No. 2.
Rose Hannon 25
Pearl Orr .;.... 25
Rose McCarty 25
Ethel Rogerson 25
Margarlte Howett 25
Ethel Rogerson 100
Helen Tuttle 25
Alice Jinks \73
Daisy Flowers 75
Laura F. Burt 100
Georgia Atha .'... 75
District No. 3.
Ava Brown 25
Mable Merrifleld 50
Nellie Castello 50
Edna Fopie - >
Elsie Thomas 25
Ethel Moran 25
Forest Springer 625
EXTRA SPECIAL VOTES.
CLASS No. 1.
Most Popular Poatoffice, Telephone or
Neille Holland 40
Chief Sliutaaker 20
Kip Fleming "... 20
Wilbur Brand .. 20
A. J. Kern'...... 00
Raymond Haller 30
Chas. .Robinson ... 30
Ralph Doollttle 200
Daisy Flowers 20
Sallle Newell 130
Tony Clrmo 130
Sylvester Clayton 10
Fred Fleming 20
Harry Kopp 30
A. J.Ross....."........ 10
C. W. Walker 1?
W. S. Black 10
M. E. Morgan ' M
CLASS No. 2.
Moat Popular Salealady, 8aleaman,
Profeaalonal Man or Woman.
Roae Morgan ?
Margaret ire *v|
I ALL yUflnltno I!
HER NEW LOT Or uANDIOnTEv
With Payment j
is Count Very Fast i
Laura Robin eon..
GJbjKm. Divore ..#r. .. T v~-?20 I
Howard* Long , * ' '* I
Goldle Rlggs 10
Georgle Ice 20
Prank Crawford v 100 j
CLASS No. 3. . t j
Most Popular Railroad. Traction,' GlaH ,
Houae, or Fletory Employe. ]
Mr. Summers 49 1
Alva Hall ...... 30 j
Alex. Thorn 100
Mr. Jas. Summer! r. 50 I
Alex. Thorn ... 200,
Joe List * 100
Harry Clark 160
Clayton Coleman 3 '
Bill Rlgga 40
T. B. Henderson 10
Geo. Hartley 110 '
Mike Morris 210 ;
J. H. Hough 10 ,
Clark Brownfleld 10
CLASS No. 4.
Most Popular Lodge, Church or So.
clety Member. ,
Nellie-Caatello 1 20 '
Leona McDonald^ 10 I
Alma Parker 20 I
Mable Merrlfleld 20 1
W. S. Henderson 10 '
O. E. McMillan 10 '
Mrs. Birdie Boord 10 <
Anna David ..'.... 10 i
Frank Coogle .i 10
Ava Brown 10 1
Laura Williams 10 1
Enda Pople .v.. 10 '
Nellie Swearlngen 20
Lillian Reed 20 1
Beatrice Snider 10 1
Goldle Conklin 10 <
J. A. Lang 110 '
Ruby Floyd 10 <
Anna Ollker 10 1
Pearl Orr 10 1
Minnie Fleming 10
Louise Nichols 10j 1
Cecil Miller MM 1
Emmett Mncklcr 160 1
- -?s. in i
Earnest Sherwood 100 1
CUSS No. 5. _ (
Most Popular Teacher, Stenographer, i
Bookkeeper, Bank or Office
Mildred Picket 50 1
T. J. Hubiphroyi 10 1
W. A. Crowl 10 '
Minnie Fleming '....... 10 j
Amy Ellason 1 50 '
M. E. Hale 10 '
Jennie Fleming 10 '
Edna Black 10 '
Amy Ellason 150 (
Nellie Bly Clenuner 10 '
Mary Abbott 10
Edith Bates 150 ]
Friday Crlsllp ,.... 20
Ward Lough 1.0 '
Flora Lloyd 100 1
Katherlne Deegin 75 1
... i.- <
Marganie nuwcu .. I
In addition to the pony outfit which
cannot be duplicated on any market
for a less sum than $300.00 there will
be awarded ill beautiful diamond
rings and five gold watches all of
which will be exhibited by the local
Jewelers durlng the contest, who will
vouch for the vslue and genuineness
of the articles u claimed by this paper.
The contest Is open to the boys, girts
and ladles of Marlon county and while .
It will be in a measure a test of pop- '
uNarlty still even this much coveted '
atVibute may not be the true test of I
leadership as It will be an event In ,
which persona' effort and courage with ,
a persistency ol purpose will largely
The plan on which these prizes are :
to be distributed is, you will find, a
most equltsttl? one, giving all particl- i
pants an eajual show. The capital
prize Is'to be awarded to the boy, girl
or lady receiving the highest number 1
of votes ln;''t&e entire county regard- <
less of dlstrldf limitations, more folly ,
set out herein, aad after this selection .
is determined Us other prizes are to .
be divided lutp three districts aa follows:.
District aoinber one Includes all <
of Fairmont add Fairmont Independ- ,
ent districts. "Dlatrictinumber two In- ,
eludes all of llknlngton, Lincoln and
Pawpaw distrlcfosSnii-y&strlct number
three lncludd||fiB88ijjErant. Win- II
field, Union. and S St?idependent ,
To the person rGcdSSjHPthe highest ;
number of votes In'errJa of the three
Hlarrlnts will bp awarded la. 150.00 dltb
West Virtfnlan ftilf "particulars of
or a candjjatei n another dUffljc^or
one district will hare no beaifnr '
Shatever on the result of '1
Swot the other districts; !
holler to start at once to save the con
lie West Virginian and anything that
U.L THIS WEEK THERE ARE AT3altlmore
& Ohio rallroaS, will I,
Mountain Lake Park Association anL
It la expected there will he quite a
large attendance of peopiB.if^^neap-.;';
>y aa well as dUtant points.
aeen arranged under the^a^^^^^J
jf the Aaaoclatlon, an.l Dr. w. \v. Davis,
dean of schools and attperia^Sf/
lent.. Wednesday evening at 8 o'colcJegSg
Congressman George A. PsmMB
Cumberland, will deliver an ad
;nown as Governors' Day, and. I
vldson, representing thfl'.Chautauqua;
Major J. M. Burns, represenugg
:ommunlty, nnd Mr. J. M. Davl csentlng
the country. Governor Edwin
Warfleld, ot Maryland; Governor
W. M. 0. Dawson, of WeSt?VIr^|||s|
ind President Oscar G. Mu
Baltimore ft' Ohio railroad, hav,
nvlted to make responses. At r, p. m.
tn Informal reception,will be glypnlto. .
he governors and other dlatltigpi^M^
visitors. In the i vening at S/o'^cfe
iddtesses will bo delivered
>r Warfleld on "The Influence^
Jbautauqua and Its Influence on
In the summer of 1881 scveri^^^H
rnlwn clergymen and' laymen.;/bij-lpj
known clergymen and laymen off . 5
>f suitable grounds for estahllshfi^^^
iummer resort founded unon ChtttttlM^BB
privileges, and one that would &S6rSTM
ipportunltles for religious and literary^
Instructions and healthful recreatlou>3
ind founded the Mountain
Association. 'A plot, of ground known
is "Hoye's Big Pasture" was s|j|^^H
by these gentlemen,, and the" IfrSsiwajg
which was formally established has
>lnce become well known
"wufcui ocpiciuuci ."i 1 -p?ii '(ri'MM
smm,CI etaolnhr deltaoinahrdm^^H
3d Mountain Lake Park. The
necr ot Druid Hill * Park,-. BljtljiijjjjffiRS
in November of tbe^s.une year a sale
if Iota was Inaugurated -which was.atIcuJcd
by ruany residents of the surrounding
States, iome of them coming
Mountain Lake I : rk la situated on
the "Olades," tho big plateau of, the
Alleghanles, and Is 2,800 feet a
sea level. By-beano n of being on top
Jf the mountain and not ahut |n by
Jther ranges, It enjbya the freedom of
mountain breezes and sunshine. Tho
landscape effects of the resort are
very pleasing and present the appearince
of a natural prnk. The grounds
lave been carefully laid out In walks,
streets and "drive* aniL the roads
thro&h the park are kept In excel!!
order. An.electric pt
system have also been
IS MAN WITH INSANE DESIRE TO
BURN GIRLS ON CHEEK
WITH LIGHTED CIGAR.
NEW YORK. July .11.?Rollnif about
Lhe.city In g.big automobile
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