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S morithu ....\fi~4*?? * .' *'* >?' - ' '*?? nontii * ?.< I-otectlon from forjo^mea smaller ^ity^engenderea tjcs once for all, Iness proposition, ties thereto?the States as a whole and scientific basnt to treat it Infavoritism 1 and jllsh the purpose ITHOUT IN JUStics Is NOW and Ing effect of anIgn; NOW when rons and when It i In whose integI: NOW when the are mown to an. tariff commission ople to summon lesion to intestl gate iuorouguiy iuiu nuicuuutaiiy wi? I varloM-scheduIes and from time to time submit their conclusions In the H^^^4*execntlve. It should lie with| In the p$wer of this commission and Htbe executive to INCREASE or DECREASE the present schedules within such mlnimuth or maximum limits as | Congress In Its wisdom may determine I . to the end that an equitable adjust!| I ment ho made, NOT -as the result of fetRttSihV- work of a Congressional committee, but of the careful and Bmspto work of a permanent and Bm&Wbn-should pass a bill duly ^nmit% tariff commission just de |';Bcrib|i^.tmfd that It remains for us; I the mahufSctureris and representatives ie fJ^hstrleB 'of the United States for whom and In, whose Interests the | In ^pgg IJJ '' J jjf, ^y ' j,J yy ^ ^PfQg, ing ,'^tlipey powers whlcli, if. not 'ft'prclsed.wjth moderation and dlscreHon migitt cause annoyance of Use severe'tt character to bualhees men jFor;in?t/iace, the prbaemiting attorney of a co.ont^ can go Into a shore room, any. part of It, and open' any box, package, barrel.,. bottle,, pr other ..r^ oc_.._whlr?h bCJIiltVlVl ' U-~M r. . he supposes contains, drugs or foods that are adulterated or Impure. "He may take samples of the contents anil-the chemist of the State agricultural''department must analylze tbeee samples, and certify the result to the prosecutor. In case adulteration Is found, or Impurities, or If the. contents Is not Just what It Is repre. seated to he, the merchant handling the goods, or his agent, or both,, may be indicted, and upon proper evidence, convicted. The prosecutor has like powers and privileges In any laboratory or factory wherd foods, drinks or drugs are manufactured. "West Virginia had a pure food law previous to this act, but It was not ao wide in Its loops, and provided that the merchant could not be indicted and fined for selling Impure goods unless he made the sale 'knowingly.' In the new law, the word 'knowingly' has been omitted. In other words, Ignorance of the character pf the Impure op adulterated or infe-j l-lor goods is no longer an axmisa. The nieMhhilt hillSt know that his goods at-d pbfd, and just what they are represented to be. feugar must be sugar, pure and unadulterated. Native products cannot he sold as Imported goods, and the manufacturer cannot j make raspberry Jam from apple peelings and clover or timothy seed.." Any substance mixed with food, drink, "drugs or confections, lowering, depreciating, or Injuriously affecting fts quality, strength, or purity, or the omission of any necessary Ingredient constitute violations, In other words, acetic acid mixed with, water Is not "pure cider vinegar." It Is a violation to arrange goods so as to conceal their Inferiority. Pink netting over a basket of green peaches to give them the blush of ripeness will not go. It will not do to coat, powder, or polish confections to make them look better than they are. There mast be no labels Indicating a purity that does not exist or bearing any false claims for the food value of tad stutf. The law of course covers all drugs, patent medicines and similar stuffs. Extravagant claims for the strength and curative value of a medicine will not go. Preparations that are compounds or mixtures must be lab - --"-I- Ti,? I., ho] must, he In Cttru an ouv.ii. *uv <?? ?-? ? letters at least half as large as the largest on the bottle. Preparations containing alcohol, chloral, morphine or similar drugs must show this fact, and the per cent, of each. The penalty for the sale or offering for sale of such goods is a fine of rrom <50 to $100 for the first offense, and a similar fine, with from 20 to HO days' Imprisonment for each subsequent Upon conviction, the defendant Is required to pay all the costs of analysis, prosecution and inspection Into the county treasury. For each conviction, the prosecutor Is to receive a fee of $20. In no other misdemeanoi; is a fee of more than $10 provided, SOME MORE LYING, After a few months' vacation the senior editor of the Times has come hack to work and Is at his old tricks of trying to deceive the people as to conditions in his home town and county. The paper says this morning in attempting to Justify the extravagance of the Democratic court in paying about twice the contract price for the building of the Court-house that there Is something to show for what the Democrats spent, but nothing' is In sight for money spent by the Republican council in the city. That Is the basest calumny. It Is the kind of falsehood that Is an Injury to the town and the business people ought to resent It. Instead of having nothing to 1 show for the money expended we have one of the best, If not the best, water systems In the State. We have a sower system unequaled by any other city of Fairmont's size In the country and more pavod streets than any other town In the United States of like pop, ulatlon, Take the editor's own ward, , the Fourth, and there you will find hlrtolr ntiav hlnnl? nt nnvino* Th$? snnift , thing Is true of the First ward and the i other wards. And what Is more.thlB . paving was done at contract price nnil . about aB low as it could have been t done years ago when labor and materi lal were much lower than the}' are to: day. It Is nothing short of contemptible for a disgruntled nroken down politician who has seen his county, ! town and State slip away from the i grasp of his discredited party to be ' forever trying to hatch up something to complala about in the party that I does things. Sometimes, he seems to I counsel repudiation and we suspect he i would rather that would he done than well .lighted and well .paved streets. Its exPeilent. water, and'biewer system*? Its good school buildings and various other things and It seems out of place for 'a paper supported by home'patrouage to .be continually knocking on home Institutions and the conscientious wprk of home people. For an putaider to read the'Fairmont Times be would judge that all the resources of the county were exhausted when the Democrats hqiit'that Court-house and that we bad no school buildings, brldgesj sewer system, paved streets or anything of that sort. Fortunatefy that .hegf flnne an much malicious fal-l slfying that the people simply smile at It In Its desperate 'endeavor to turn things to Its political advantage', GETTING FROM UNDER. The stockholders of the Charleston News-Mail Publishing Company have reached certain conclusions which his honor, George Colin Mcintosh, couldn't subscribe to and so he decided to quit editing the company's papers." Jt e?ems quite probable that the Charleston newspaper owners have caught a glimpse of the handwriting jn the wall and they do not degm l.t , wise to longer kick against the pricks. It 1? a plain pase taut tax reform, two cent fate 'and et'aer meritorious measures put Into %/tect by the Republican party against Ikb wishes of Mr. Mcintosh and In late of his persistent and violent opposition have come tostay. The Republican party Is securely in the saddle and the tax reformers hold the reins by the express wishes of nineteenth twentieths of the Republican voters of the State and not a few Democrats know the Republican measures are good and have voted for them and will continue to do so. These facts evidently have at last convinced the owners of the Chesleston Republican paper that It is better to be good and In our opinion they have shown wisdom In their attitude. Not long ago the Mail was counselling poace In the Republican ranks. It hasdone more to bring about peace in disposing of Mcintosh than anything else It could have done and nothing now seems to stand In the way of perfect harmony In the Grand Old Parly In West Virginia. The Shepherdstown Register has the following to say concerning the candidacy of Hon. J. S. Darst for State , Auditor: "It Is announced In Charleston that Hon. John S. Darst, assistant tax com1 ? 41,a missioner, win oe a cauuiumc ?wi Republican nomination for Auditor next year. Mr. Darst, In our opinion, Is an ideal man for the place. Able, conservative, ready to do his duty under all circumstances, he is just the sort of man that ought to be In important public office. And as a tax reformer his record Is all right." The Register, though soundly Democratic and published In Jefferson! county, stands squarely for tax reform and Isn't afraid to say so. If the Democrats had gone on tho theory of the boy who thought pins had saved so many lives and remembered that a "penny saved Is a penny earned" we wouldn't have a heavy debt hanging like a pall over the county at the presont time. But after all the stealing of a hundred' thousand dollars may have been a blessing In disguise for It did more than'most anything else to put the Democrats out of business In the county. When the facts -were given about the Democratic cleric simply obeying orders and reporting to council what the Finance Committee had aslced him to do tho bragging on him suddenly ceased In the .Democratic organ. Publicity Is hard on the wicked. The Times says the Democrats have something to show for the money they si ent. How about that duplicate $1,000 order, the rake off on the cement, the salaries to members of the court, et cetera, and so forth? The Court-house debt and the outstanding orders are a big bugaboo to the local Democratic paper and It works Itself Into a frenzy every time any mention Is made of them. The tVe9t Vlfginlan knows the Democratic sore spot and It prods It a little occasionally to see them squirm. It makes 'em sick to mention the Court-house. Duck seems to have deserted Reddy Mack's bunch at the present Maybe It Is only taking a vacation. House Burned at Morgantown. MORGANTOWN, Aug. 23.?A vacnnt house on the edge of the city, belonging to Greenbury Barrackman was burned to the ground this morning, having been accidentally set on lire by children who were playing in the bouse. The last occupants moved out a few days before,! The loss 1* estimated at about $1,000.^ . " Ira, a mas. who If ever he hag experienced the tolls-ot the-laborv-r;1' proud of It.'"' ' , " Jfe. It's a man who recognizes all labor as honorable. It's a man who believes that the laborer should be justly recompensed forliis services aad ikfll ln all capacities. r- > v . It's a man who can hear the cries or the laborer's child and is tfot ashamed to respond to them. It's a man who Is not afraid to usher the rich man to the proper pew and *' *. xitr. imaolsAtUno ?lr? not dr-otV BCC lUttk UIO 'tUIHBllMiilUUa UU uv> u>Mso high on account el his riches that they will materially affect the rights and honest privileges of the poor mas or laborer, whosVtlme is consumed In earning his dally bread, for self'and family to such an extent that he cannot publicly represent' himself or bis rights, but is subject to tbe powers that be, let them be for or against him. It's a man who Is practically and pollllcally educated. It's a man who hag moral education mi. acts it. It's a ittati who Is educated and practical as to the business enterprises of the great State of West Virginia, which pertains, to the coal, the oil, the timber, railroads, street car lines, etc., and above all the farmer and the county roads which, If cut off suddenly and short from the former mentionlags, would soon stagnate the county to such an extent that a candidate for governor would be hunting a Job of corn hoeing In a very short duration. It's a man whose past official or political career will behr the closest Inspection. It's a man who will strengthen the dignity of the office and of .the great Slate and not weaken It. ' It's a man who'can show to the people that West Virginia can not be run by any old spinning wheel, but that it Is a wheel Itself and that It takes men to manage It, and that It cannot be successfully and honorably manged by snowball or sunflower politicians, backed by millionaires' money and a servant for them and not of tbe people. It's a West Virginian. It's a Republican. It's a Marion county man. Voters, of course, yon all knew the above ere the undersigned inentldned II, but remember tbe candldat Is hunting a job and he wants to run your business. That's all right; nothing wrong about that at all, stf he does It right. But before you employ him by giving him your votes, you'd best diagnose his political qualifications and see II they are Infected with anything which might dlseose or be a detriment to the human family, or at least in the boundaries of West Virginia. In the *""* ? T r?*rl 1QAQ ihnrn'e frnltlP jcai ui uui fw?ui i?uv.vu o o to be something "did."' For it's now too late; there's things that connot bo hid. P. S. ? Better ask the people or somebody. Pay no attention to the I.ONE STAR. P. S.?For the benefit of the many thousand readers of the West VirginInn or those who chance to glance .at the penlngs of the Lone Star, which have worried the patience of the public as well as the editor, you will take notice that the space previously filled with ghost, fish, snake stories and current events, saying or colngs, will hereafter be filled by someone else, as I ring o'fT. With a few words to dlsfr-mtled readers; Oh, ye disgruntled readers, It's as plain as can be Yon want to be leaders, , But you cannot lead me. So when these few lines you may rend Be ye on, land or on sea, I know you would like me to prison lead, If you only had possession of the key. So rest, 'weary souls, Whoever you are, For you may see no more scrolls The future, I fear not, (ho trnuhlnnnmo TrtTlfl Stop !">? I'll be In the shade. And while you're In the hot, I drink lemonade. Will Not Council Take Action For Our Relief? With the continued growth and progress of our city many public Interests are being carried forward which' are praiseworthy because muoh needed- In the meantime other matters of less magnitude, although equally Important In their sphere, are still lielng omitted and whloh at present Is the cause of much anxiety and solicitude. Now that work has been resumed on the new bridge, many ol our First ward citizens are much exercised over the result should auy pitch disastrous Ores occur, as In the past, during the Interim prior to the completion of the bridge. I Old Tom, the ohly Jhorse; as 'yet pro. we allow for the usual . delays accompanying work of this character, no help causae, obtained from across the river,1 however great the emergency or Imminent the'peril. Shall, ire then continue to take this risk, and especially basardons for the. *** ''' ' ' .. > ensuing months, .on acrount 01 inn !paltry sum 'of $200 Veijuired .to.pur-' [chase an additional horse? The ..sin?-, pie fact, as more than once attes'ted Is, that old Tom, willing and true as he 4as ever, proven. himself to be through the years of gerylce past, is now compelled to slow ilp.'ln speed i even before "one-hi^tt 6t in ordinate run is made, and yet the lives of families are often In jeopardy, to say nothing of the danger incurred to valuable property by this unavoidable delay. By request we have called attention to this matter once or twice before, which while not unheeded possibiy, yet has been allowed to give place for\he time to more urgent matters. Js'ow, however, the conditions are changed and more hazard Is Involved In proportion to our equipment than : /pnnerly. . .. 7 The time has nOw arrived for long delays to give place to earnest action in securing^ another' horse. It is duOfOpdn human principles as an expression of sympathy for old.Xpm In , his Infinity, who has so long and faithfully served the city. It Is In honor due Captain Travis and the equipment of Hose-house'No.. 2, under bis charge, because of the increase I responsibility over any time-In the past. It is in justice due the First ward Itself, and especially the property holders as citizens thereof, be uuuae ui iuc giconj iuumsvu to which their interests are exposed, and with no other possible help at their command for the time being beyond their own present resources. These all unite then, and as with the voice of a man say, give us another horse, ere the loss we sustain through Improvident delay shall exceed by far the cost of many horses. The harness and tongue, hangers and stall are all ready in waiting, and nil that is now needed to Increase our snfety against possibld disaster In-the months to come is to grant this petition. A CITIZEN. ; + HERE AND THERE. - ' - ' The thirteenth annual reunion of the Brown family of Preslon, Monongalia and Marlon counties, will be held at Reedsvllle Saturday, August 81. Dr. Hammbn's resignation to the superintendency of the Reform School at Pruntytown, takes effect October 1 anil he expects to resume his work In the ministry of the SI. B. Church and will doubtless be given a charge at the annual conference of that church. It rains nearly every day so It is safe to predict that circus day, which comes again next Tuesday, will not be as sunshiny as would be desired. The Robinson show has been seen here many times in the past and" if the weather should be favorable a large crowd may be expected. This circus has been on the road 86 years and made its first appearance In Fairmont In 1862 according to some of the "authorities." HURLS FOE UPON CINDER BED. Thrilling Finish to a Flghj In TInplate Mill.. ' I WASHINGTON, Pa., Aug. 23.?Jas. Jack and Charges Davis, employes of the Standard Tinplatp j.Corapany, at Canonsburg, fought tnTh? mill yesterday. Jack, who is a powerful man, seized his antagonist, carried him bodily to a cinder-pit and, it Is alleged, tbrew him upon a bed of molten cinder. Davis was so burned that It Is feared he will not recover. Jack was arrested. Notice to Contractors. Bids will be received by the Board of Education of Union - district until Tuesday, August 20, at 10 o'clock, for the construction of a one room brick sohool house at Hammond, brick to be bought and furnished by the board. Not receiving bids by this time the Doaro win nave uie wua uuue. Plans and specifications can be seen at 'A. C. Lyons' office. J. P. MORGAN. Sec. B. of B. 8-20 fit Fairmont, R. P. D. 6. The traitor by Thos. Dixon. Jr., on sale July 30th. Leave your order at Globe'-Book Store. I > . x -* ? Wo don't eipect them to list long, 89c Weathered Oak Jaqdanter Stands, (9. |f if tt Isn't well fitting It r if If it Isn't-weU; fitting yqu JS Keep these points In mln SE that you buy it Where the Cm <o St trusses. We have a big line of tru mm they must be flttedjpropijrly. fl We stake our reputation iff Our trasses are right, th S3 questioned. They range in pri X Large and complete line i wM pru tehee, etc, 0 wv% S crap d S|n Will Hold Exchsnge. An exchange will be held Saturday mornlrig.by the ladles of the Central Christian Church at Highland's shoe store on MalhtSatreet. All kinds of cakes and jles. arftt 'oiher'good things will be tor sale. Saturday and Monday, Special 39c Weathered Oak Jardanler Btand. Fairmont Furniture Co. WE wish-to infc rons who c. two weeks to have t while we were in: ments and repairins that we are now re orders promptly.* Examine Prices R A. B. Sc< OPTIC ^28 MAIP I Our Alio We want to close out every pa Oxford! In our 8tore. We need the room for fall ato We wish to show only new styles 8prlng. We prefer to take our loss now ri than nexf year. I ' THEREFORE We offer every pa OXFORDS NOW IN 8TOCK at a big discount. We can fit all feet now, but per not later. There's a .good saving in buying to Better buy a couple of pairs. JIANS. 4 STREET urt Sale I B* I I1) IP" '1 Kj?W|'-'EF4 '