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I ^choice course of refreshmnts Joseph Higinbotham Is serious^ i h ^d ;*ith f a pretty little remem I[raT Nesl, Frum and niece. Miss ||ipnnf of Rlvesvllle, spent FrlBtealey and little daughprSnt/to..Grafton to-day to ylslt i/Stana Newlon for a few days. j$&-j^tfBariies returned from Colyesterday where she had been vlslj|^!fieiriarpnts, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Irs.: Day Smith, of Wetzel county, ^&'gueit'Of relatives in this ward. m&Ne'al; Sherwood, who has been for some time is able to be Mrs. George Shnmaker have Bfned from a* week's visit with iids^apd relatives at Morgantown. dr. S. W. Schooley, ot Diamond Bet,1!* Buffering with a broken flngm,0. Bond was In this city irsday -and Friday en route to ijiiburg from Morgantown. ifc. Granville Brown was the guest Bent Friday. He spent |p^t:.week In Parkersburg attend^>?rt' and. was en route to his irs.,Mamie Walters Is quite sick at SSgmeVpn llerchnnt street. < Ui; 'S. C. Jones and two children fernye: been the guests of the form father, Mr. J.-C. McKlnney, for |el'j^ine;'left yesterday for ParkersSSSSSMtGouId. of Water street. i fltiif re the spirited traveler, darkness imd nonentity would have been to say the lenst the doom of the town, but It Is saved at last, and the church Is renewing Its covenant. W. N. Satterfleld has returned from Roane and Gilmer counties where be bought over two hundred head of Hereford cattle. Mr. Satterfleld contemplates wintering a herd of the whltefaced beauties which he thinks will outclass the herd of Pole Angus black hornless creatures. Barrackman and Burns'nre grazing near here that have caused no little comment among stockmen. Nothing looks more prosperous and enterprising than to see the ambition of farmers and stockmen up in high G. Cecil Morris, of Fairmont, was calling on parents and friends at Rlvesvllle this week. This last little rise In the river brought some peculiar species of birds into this section such as ducks, loons dippers and somo say that a stork .has been In the neighborhood. John Hawkins, rural route mail carrier, has been quite sick for some time and J. \V. Thrash has been beveling the rout In this place, Mr. Hawkins is reported some better at this writing. Miss Gay Morris Is visiting friends at Blacksvllle this week. The Parker's Run Coal Company Is busy working at its air conpresser and will soon have it In operation. The work at the New Dakota mine on the L. P. and l.ogan Cnrr lands Deuveen nere anu uarnsvn.e is mang vigorously pushed. A large number of Inborerg are at work as well as a number of mechanics. The nJfr plant promises much for Rlvesville as well as the surrounding country. Marlon county in general is a great drawing card. Note the many hundred business people coming across the line between old Monongalia and Marlon. Note the State lines that are crossed to get a chance to mingle and intermingle with Marlon county and Its entoiprises and note the newspaper correspondents who cross the line. See Pagan. Old Marlon is a drawing card and that's no joke on the LONE STAR, SANS SOUCI. Although I may drink deep to-day A stirrup-cup of Borrow, I'll not debate with flippant fate, But toast a glad to-morrow, , Then here's a laugh, though I mny quaff The hemlock's poisoned portion; The only sails untouched by galeB, Cruise on a painted ocean. Away with woe that crouches low i Ami whines a doleful story; Traveling; night, with dawn's gray light, Brings forth her child in glory. The cares that fret when 111 beset A#o merely April showers. That pain on life enough of strife To beautify its flowers. There blooms' a rose for every rose, And dewdrops joy In weeping; For every heart there lives a heart < Somewhere, that love Is keeping. < ?The Bohemian, I Book cover given free to each pur- t chaser, of sohool hooka.^ Globe- Book < '' "'[! J j K('' rond to a large crowd of earnest hearers. < We ire Informed, that Rev. Reed will I have charge of this circuit which Rev. Clark has had charge of for the last . two years. U seemed a/ though Rev. : Clark could not get the people in this section to gee haw just as he wanted them to, so after a few hotly contested conversations with some of his neighbors and also some of his church members, which If engaged In by nonprofessors or sinners woulj have been called quarrels, he took hlB departure, and We' can guarantee him a safe Journey as far as anything like * -Vi- ait.j Mm CU injunction oeixig Iiieu agamai m.?* in order to bold him In this commonlly. Tbosd meeting him In bis new Held or wherever he casts his lot fill And him as agreeable a preacher as they ever mot so long as he gets his way about everything, unless he goes astray after leaving Rivesvllle. The Reverend was blessed with a noble wife and several lovely little children who commanded the admiration of all who met them and we can assure with safety that a ray of sunshine pleasantness and Intelligence will bB represented In any section they may be stationed, Sfdy the Lotrd bless the Reverend with, a share/of the blessings with which his family Is possessed Is the prayer of the writer and doubtless many others. There Is a great work to he done In this section along religious lines or church lines ns only for a few old church standbys nnd the power oI (he Snbatb school nnd Its earnest workers In thin place which keeps and pre serves a few sparks which gives hope and presents a little light to guide ire are going tb make a noise like telling a part of what we know. Mr. Bill Henry, of Laurel Point, called at tbe home of Luther Michael last Sunday to see friends. But! the friend was not there, and Attorney, 8...C.Rich, of the firm of Rich and Rich, of South Bend, Ind., spent last Tuesday,and Wednesday as the guest of his sister, Mrs. Jas.-A. Pear. Mr. and Mr. J. Michael spent last ounuay ana .nuuuay wun rvmuves uu Robison's run. Dr. W. H,. Kunet, of Fairmont, spent a part of last Wednesday at the borne of James Fear. Master Harry Neptune, small son of Mr. and Sirs. Sed Neptune, was on the sick list last Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Thos, Musgrave, of Hagans, spent last Sunday with friends at this place. Mis Opal Ballab has "wented" to Fairmont to enter the High (higher, highest) School. Best wishes, Opal. . Miss Arln Musgrave spent last Saturday and Sunday with friends .In Rlvesvllle, Mistress Ernie Michael was at the Jiomp pf her uncle, Mr. James Michael, of Gray's Flats, last Sil'urday and Sunday. She also attended the box supper that Is being held every Saturday night at.Ballah's Chapel. Mr. Willie Morgan, of Gray's Flats, is spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. Theo. Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Jones, of near Hagans, spent last Sunday at the home of Luther Michael. Mr. ltd. Kramer and daughter, Asia, of Smithtown, are spending this week with the former's sister, Mrs. W. H. Post. Jas. A. Fear and son, Olan, are at Parker's run harvesting tills week. Mr. Farlla Monro. one of the hands going with the Moore's trashing machine, has laid off work for quite a while on account of getting his hand badly cut while working ylth the machine. Some of his Angers were nearly severed. He had Ave stitches taken in the cut. Weil I must say farewell for to-day. TRESSA. The High School Fraternity. A really serious problem In our educational system which threatens to endanger not only the future of our schools, but also to affect adversely the spirit of American democracy by emphasizing class feeling, has bcenj presented to the American parent by the establishment and development ot the high school fraternity. The situation is Just this: Some thirteen or fourteen years ago there sprung up In the high schools of this country secret societies patterned after the college.and university fraternities. The Inspiration for these came partly from a desire for more social ura t.. tUrt Grtitnni on.i riai'tlv frnm nrln cljjals who linil found their own college societies a distinct beneflt. The high school fraternities were quickly followed by sororities, and these organizations thrived harmlessly for' a while. They were generally silly, but they were innocuous. As they Increased in numbers anil were strengthened by a chapter system all over the country, they became a more and more powerful Influence, until to-day they are the dominating element In the schools, and any challenge of their supremacy is accompanied by a threatened overturning of all school discipline. To-day educators are practically united In regarding the high school secret society as an elephant on their hands and they are extremely anxious to rid them selves of it. How, Is the question teachers, parents, and even lawyers a?e asking themselves. The' three main charges on w?lch the high school secret society Is arraigned nre (1) that It is undemocratic, (2) that It resorts to cheap politics, arid (II) that It Is Independent of school control. The National Educational Association Investigated the matter and from the results of the Investigation saw fit at n meeting in 1905 to resolve against such societies, "because they arc subversive to the principles of democracy which should prevail In public schools: because -they are selfish and tend to narrow the minds and sympathies of the pupils; because they stir nrt IvnHtlllCft fllOV llij :->ulie nuu vuincuutuu, uwhubw ire snobbish; because they dissipate energy and proper ambition; because they set up wrong standards; because rewards are not based on merit but on fraternity vows; because they Inculcate a feeling of self-snfllelency among thb members; because secondary school boys nre too young for club life; lecause they nre expensive and foster habits of extravagance; because they bring politics Into the legitimate organization of the school; becnuse they detract Interest from study; and bemuse all legitimate elements for good ?social, moral and Intellectual?whlob ;bese societies claim to poaaesa can >etter be supplied to the jmpllij (Jirottgh : 5 play headings, who never saw the humble groveling retraction, with: Its Inconspicuous-heading, published two monlbs law. Ttw?hnidlv Charged In the sl.nd erousnndlibcloui article thAt Dr. Pierce's I Favorite, Prescription, for the cure of j woman's weaknessca and ailments, con- ] talned alcohol and other harmful Ingrcdl- ! ents. Dr. Pierce promptly brought suit against the publishers of the Ladla' Homo Jouyncil, to U0O.W,00 damages. Dr. Plero. aV'CWl ihur Mr. Bolt, the editor, malJtilDiflJy'jitibllaliod the article containing aitcb false sad defamatory matter with ihl> Intent of Injuring Mi buslnejarftttliei more, that no alcohol,or other yjuil jut, or habit-forming, drugs arc, orycr were, contained In bis "Favorite KreMrlptlon'i that said medicine Is mad/fyom native medicinal roots and contains/no harmful Ingredients whatevor/and that Mr. Boll's malicious statemp|lj* were wholly and absolutely false. rf'trpf;!lon printftfj Jhy *?f|lfj ,lQiicn^| "F ?vnrjus Prfr" ^riptlon." from'yjhlnpnt ?11 o( yii3 rW ?nMp "I'cgea harmful qrupi tdmc facts were also proven in the trial or the sctlon In the Supreme Court But the business of Dr. Pierce was greatly Injured by the publication of the libelous article with Its great display headings, while hundrcdiof thousands who read tho wickedly defamatory artlclo newer saw the humble groveling retraction. set In small type and made as Inconspicuous as possible The matter was, however brought before a Jury In the Supreme Court of New York State which promptly rendered a verdict In the Doctor's favof. Thus his traducers came to grluf and utur wider* were re wear-* * rw- -fr i Sanction and supervision of the facul| ties."?From "Are Secret /Societies a I Danger to Our High Schools?" by Marion Melius, in the American Review of Reviews for September. How Soon Will Our Coal Beds Give uuw According to the estimate made, the total tonnage of coal in the United States, exclusive of Alaska, is approximately 2,200,000,000,000 short tons (a short ton of coal is 2,000 pounds.) If this amount of coal were molded into a single block, it would form a cube seven and one-half miles high, seven and one-half miles long, and seven and one-half.miles broad, expressed in another way, it would form a layer of coal six and one-half feet thick over the entire area of the coal-field of the United States, 400,000 square miles in extent. Surely such an amount of coal seems Inexhaustible. A block seven tpid one-half miles high would tower above the highest mountains on the earth. This Is an enormous amount of coal. It represents the nation's reserve of power. It would he majestic to look niton; but at the rate at which the consumption of coal is increasing In tho United States, It does not appear that it will last for many centuries. [Tho rate of Increase is enormous. When the Geological Survey experts [concluded their calculations, and realized the extent of the present supply, they were appalled at the problem that confronts the United States. The consumption of coal by decades is as follows: Short Ions. 1 SI C to 1S25 331,350 1S2G to 1835 4.1C8.U9 1S3G to 1S45 23,177,037 184C to 1855 83,417,825 1S50 to 1SG5 173,795,014 1S0C to 1875 419,425,104 1S70 to 1S85 847,700,319 1SS0 to 1895 1,580,098,Otl 1890 to 1905 2,832,599,452 As shown by the figures, the amount produced In any one decade is equal to the entire previous production. The rule If continued means an Increased production that no supply, however great, con withstand for many years If the rate of consumption of WOr, were maintained Indefinitely, without change, our coal would last approximately 4,000 years, but if the constantly Increasing rate which has marked the consumption during the past ninety years he maintained, onr coal will practically be exhausted within 100 years, Mr. Campbell, the expert who gives these figures, sums up the situation by declaring that the real life of our ronl fields probably will be somewhere between these extremes, and It sccmos probable that It mny be about 200 years.?From "How Long Will Our Coal Supply Last?" by John Llewellyn Cochrane, in the American Review of Reviews for September. It Is very seldom you see any one looting over a street car, barn or fence advertisement' for the weather report, a time table, the report of on Important meeting, death, birth or marriage. We say It Is seldom. fiww^-www? 5 DO YOU |! I SEE THIS? t CERTAINLY! LAUNDRY. American Laundry. Fairmont Ave, Fairmont TXTa nataa tn na?4<nil1ilF Ttonnlo IPftflf " ? ?*'V. >w called for and delivered. Both phones. ART STORE! Lawrence Lloyd, Book and Art Shop. Yost Building, Fairmont. Advisers in decorating and furnishing of house. The most complete stock of stationary In Fairmont. Yost Bldg. CIVIL AND MINING ENGINEERS. Ross Engineering Company, Civil mining and Consulting Enginers. 409 Jacobs Bldg., Fairmont, W. Va. ' CARRIAGE MANUFACTURER. Cordray Carriage Co., Manufacturers and dealers In High Grade Vehicles. 420-422 Jackson St. Con. 'Phone 323. Bell 'Phone 447J. '^CLEANERS AND DYERs! '~ , FOOTER'S DYE WORKS, Cumberland. Md. Goods called for and delivered every week. Con, Phone, 15. W. J. WALSH, Agent LIVERY. First Ward Livery Co. Fully equipped for all commercial and drummer rigs. Light or heavy hauling. None better. Call or phone your wants. N. C. STEELE, Prop, 519% Merchant.! GROCERIES Handy Grocery Co. Dealers In fancy and staple groceries. ' Orders called for and delivered. Family trade solicited. Cor. Walnut and 4th Sts. Both 'phones. GROCERIES. H. A, Pople Grocery Store. Cor. Columbia and Merchant St., First Ward. Dealers in staple groceries. Family trade solicited. 'Phone us your orders. Prompt delivery. GROCERIES. Reltz's Cash Grocery. .531 Fairmont Ave. 'Phone 488 Bell.. We carry a full line of Btaple groceries, family trade solicited, call or 'phone us your order. Prompt delivery. GROCERIES. Fancy and Staple Groceries. "The Busy Store." C. M. Hartley, Prop., 115 Jackson street Choice family groceries. Orders by Con. 'phone 273. Bell 173J. Promptly delivered. HOSPITAL. ?The? CITY HOSPITAL of Fairmont. Hosnital and Training School for Nurses. , A mutual Institution 'with doors open to any reputable physician or surgeon. C. P. BOYERS, SR., Pres., J. W. BOYER8, Manager. Boll 'Phone 302J. Cons. 'Phone 307. PLUMBING & GAS FITTING. Reed Plumbing Co. First class plumbing gas fitting, steam and hot water beating. All hinds of pumps repaired. Water filters all sizes. Pipe, fittings, valves and packing. Cadd Bldg., Parks avenue. Both phones. Res. Bell, phone, 3053. IRON AND METAL. Fairmont Iron and Metal Co., Water street, First ward. We pay the best prices In Marlon county for Iron and metal of all description. HOT 8klnner's Tavern, Madison St. BENJ. 0. WILLIAMS, Prop., Special Delivery. Any city subscriber missing the West Virginian can obtain a duplicate copy from the office by ringing 97 Consolidated or GS Bell, not later than 7:00 p. m. It is the aim of the ClrTracer (Mi till t 1 more anvthlns from a baby o 7 do it quickly, also makt a sped fleoda and Pianos without dam eall me up. I deliver Coal and ? ha short order. When iron have thin* placed in storage, see The ' ' - ' MONUMENTS. A. B. Koon, Manufacturer of Monuments," Head stones and Tablets. Dealer In Marblt and Granite. 212 Jackson St., F. ani M. 'phone 257. ^^MERCHANT TAILOR8. ^ J. C. Ward, Main St For prompt work in Tailoring calami see us about It Suits made to your order. Particular people solicited PLUMBER AND GAS FITTER.^ C. A. Bonham, 217 Walnut Ave. , Estimates furnished on all kinds ot plumbing and garf fitting. Steam aid hot tvater beating. MILLINERY. The Up-to-Date Millinery, 208 Water St., First ward. latest styles and lowest prices It Marlon county. Come and give us t trial. RESTAURANT. .... - . 1L?' Roush's Restaurant The most up-to-date restaurant It Fairmont. Everything to eat In set sou. Madison Sti, near B. and 0 depot . fSjjl REAL ESTATE. Wire & Mason, Main St. Coal and timber land bought, soil and exchanged; also Real Estate, ^"^^reale'STATE" C. Kelly, Main St Real Estate bought, sold and ei changed. I also handle fire Insurance and money to loan on first clan mortgage. t REAL ESTATE & BACKERS. G. D. Caldara & Co., Madlaon 8b Information Bureau and Bankeri Also dealers In real estate, insurance and mortgages. restaurant^ u ly jl1nr Fountain Restaurant, Op. Court-houie Everything to eat in season. Your taste satisfied at the Fountain Open Day and Night. Call and to our meals. sec o N d"h aTiTstor eT" ' The Second Hand Store and Auctioi House, F. W. Garrett, Prop., 208 Jack son S. We buy and sell new and see ond hand goods. Weekly auction salei Con. 'phone 355. UPHOLSTER & REPAIRER. H. C. \/oleker, Fairmont Ata. ' Furniture repaired, Screens madt to order. Rubber tires put on babj wagons. Work called for and dell? ered. UNDERTAKER. T. W. Jenkins, Funeral Director. and Embalmer. Also handle monn ments and iron fencing. Office Her ohant St, First ward, Fairmont, W. Vl VETERINARY SURGEON. H. P. Bartholow , Jacob St When In need of a veterinarian oaf or 'phone Dr. Bartholow. All call* answc-ed promptly. First ward, Fair mont, HOTEL Commercial Hotel. Water St., First ward. Hates from $1.00 up. Special rate* for weekly boarders. A. B. SATTERFIELD, Prop. EL. You'can't beat It unless yon cbeab At the Depot culatlon Department to maintain t high standard of service, and co-opera tlon on tho past of patrons Is solicited 'n reporting- any IrrefiularllleB. . tl Fresh Oysters at Robh's. iSslfuir arrlagn to a street oar and litj ot moving tlouitihoM ige. V'hen yoa nee>l Coal, land to all parte ot the city V . l\|UmS|BI jBiift /fl * ' |K4./v / '-'fl-j'H "tHRHHfcv r^w m '. ... -L. y 't| ;1 if 1 T ri*f8yMV ' _____ BANKING HOUSE?Corner Main and || * ^ ! MMHMMMManM | 10-years Experience in uenerai i Engineering.