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I _ /Vjvb 4 4 WSim v r I H _iric m?t?w? iij| ei the weataeeT /llilAJ JL^l-**+** 3? I ft *KI* * .<** *** v*4* "the daily vest vmginialiu ft| Hjfr IraWWlS^ 11 We e Jill\?d%da? 3 I I I li a Br H fllH I ? ?,..?, !doft 10 and ?aeg# ftlrl|ft/ ii 11.111uuk nftllirBLrftp 1. air 111111111111*11 jl,"i H ,|^y H ! rVH'T *|||gft H * ft ftft * w6 I I Advert ?r, Like 0.- Circulation. J \F I Adwrtl.tr. Like Our Circulation. I ' 1 1111 ???y ." " "' ' " V..' : HHHk'm T^T j n j* g T%T RR WM ' liif At/ In tow^t^day. ^Spe ' f Amri n w, 'aad-JtseflLul s man ship, ho contlnusd. to live & ** "wchm'TOIIHI W b j ^ j ^ j jgji jjj guarantees steady eniDlovment. * * * * >t Ron Coal and Coke Co. T TO THI INLEY DE ? AT CAN ncconuncuT ukn ULtii uiiuikii i mnii WITH A RAZO < ?? THE TRAGIC NOTE. Sister Martha and Silly: I pray to my Almighty God to forgive me for this crime that "l have done. It is due to my sickness and my health and I have nothing to live for cn this earth. So good-bye to all forever and "ever. Martha, tell 'Otto and Oscar that I am pleased with the way . they have served me since I have been sick and I think they will remember It before they die. Have this printed for me. Goodbye. ? ? PARKERSBURG, Sept. 30. ? De spondent from III bealtb, Theodor Huff, aged 42, cut his throat with i ra.enr at the home of his sister, Mrs Martha Burgy, 1407 Staunton avenue Inst litght. dying Instantly. The sul clde was deliberately planned and per feitly executed. A son of Mrs. Burgy discovered thi dead body about 9:30 o'clock and 1 Is believed that the act was committer nnlv a few moments before, for th< body was still warm and blood wa HARTLEY'S COAT OPENING ATTRA The eighteenth coat and suit open Ing at Hartley's Department store If being-held this afternoon and as h always the esse, the popular store ha: heen thronged all da/ with patron anxious to see the first display of fal tailored salts and coats, [a Conner tlon with coat opening is the fal millinery opening which has also bcei a great drawing card to patrons. Hartley's store has the dlstlnctloi of being the starters of coat ami sui openings In this city, having held th< first opening of such a nature Jus eighteen years ago this fall. The oc caslon then tvas an Important one am has grown In importance with eacl succeeding year until It has now be come an event looked forward to b' Fairmont women. While the opening proper is beini held on the second floor, the entlr: store is In holiday" attire, and each de partment has been attractively ar ranged by the clerks in charge. Ev ery department has a new line of al JAS. B. MARTIN DANGEROUSLY IL1 MEMBER OF WELL KNOWN FAIR MONT FAMILY VERY ILL AT BRIDGEPORT. A messagf was received here thl morning from Bridgeport, Harrlso) county, stating that Mr. James B. Mai tin, a son o( Mrs. Henrietta Martin of this city, was dangerously ill a his home at that place. Mr. Marti has been 111 for several weeks wit! typhoid fever, but was thought to b on the road to recovery when perforr tfon of the bowels set in and his cot ditlon is now thought to be almos hopeless. An operation is being pel formed this afternoon at his homf which is thought by the attending phj sicians to be the only chance for hi lire. His aaugnier, miss neuie mm tin. Is also ill ot the same disease Mrs. Henrietta Martin, Mlse Halt! Martin and Will Martin went t Bridgeport on the 11 o'clock car thi morning and Miss Annie Martin lei this afternoon for that place. Hon. Lamar C. Powell, Capt. Thoma Reed and Mr. B. F. Reed leave to-mot row. morning for Alva, Oklahoma where they will spend several week; They will he accompanied home b; Mrs. Lamar C. Powell who has beei there several days. Mr. C. L. Johnson, of Aiderson, < LATE DICATED TON, OHIO niiTo uic TunnAT uuio nio innufli R AT PARKERSBURG i > yet trickling from the wound. Runnitig to lite mother, the boy told of his ghastly discovery and she was almost prostrated. Mult first wrote a .note which he said he wanted published. It stated that he was thankful for (he kind tr'cntmcnt be had received at the hands of his sister and" other relatives, blut he had suffered so long that he thought It wonld be the best (or . himself and everybody else If he would end It nil with a razor. Alter writing the note he lay down on n lounge in the dining room and slashed his throat, the jugular vein being severed. He let the razor drop t on the pillow at the side of his bleed. lug neck. r Ir. Ben Robinson and So aire Ruts tonfiitter were summoned and they i held Ihe customary post mortem InI. restlgatlon, declaring that the man !. had died from a self-inflicted wound. | Mi. Huff had suffered for nearly a < score of years from catarrh and a - comnlicatlon of diseases which made a him almost an Invalid. He was helpt less and unable to work for years. He I Is survived by his sister and two ? I diors ntt and Oscar Huff, both otr 8! this city. AND SUIT GTS MANY VISITORS tractive fall goods and have received , much admiring comment from the vis( Itors. Omen's orchestra occupies the rear ' of the first floor and has dispensed 3 excellent music throughout the afterI noon. The coat and suit man represents a I representative eastern firm and has t no display a handsome line of ready to wear suits and coats, and the young i ladles of the department have asslstt ed materially in showing the goods to > the customers. t The Millinery Department Is giving - Its first formal showing of streets hats 1 and the display Is well worth a visit i to the store. Palms and ferns arrangt ed about the ledges form a fitting ; back ground for the gorgeous display of up to date millinery. This departI inent has beeu thronged all day. i In accordance with a time honored - custom, cake and coltee are being <fla pensed on the Fourth or Carpet floor. - A corps of ladles bare this feature 1 of entertainment In charge. Badly Hurt MAN FROM PRESTON COUNTY RUN OVER BY CAR8 IN L0' CAL YARDS. 1- A. J. Hovalter, of Austen, Preston county, was severely injured yesterday morning In the Baltimore ano Ohio yards. He had crawled under s a car to keep out of the rain-when the a yard crew shifted the string of cars. v Two cars Caught him and to-day he is t. minus his right yfoot and Is badly t crushed through the hips and sustaina ed some contusions on the head, h I Up a Notch i- _ 1 PRICE OF COAL WILL BE HIGHER ACCORDING TO PLAN OF LOCAL OEALERS. s . . . Tne nrst irost is yet to come, out the price of coal has advanced. Per sons who have been getting their coal e at local plants for one dollar a load 0 will now pay more for It The plan ' adopted by the local operators Is to sell the coal by weight instead of built as was formerly done. The average price of a load now Is one dpllar and 3 forty cents. ? Mothers' Club Meeting. > The, Mothers' Club will meet with f Mrs. M. B. H. Barr at. her ' home <on 1 Qulncy street to-morrow afternoon at 2:80. , r. Mrs. Warder Cresson returned Sat TAX REFORM AS SHOWN IN ONE DEPARTMENT Office of St^te 1 aA VUUlUilOOlUU^A CHARLESlW/wTva., Sept. 30.-The work of -1 the tax commissioner'! office (or the State's fiscal year Just ended, September 30th, has been a very busy one and especially so the lust six months. As Indicating, somewhat, the money value of this department to the State government, a few (acts will be Interesting. The new license laws, as amended by the legislature of 1907, wont Into effect May 22d. The law did not go into effect Immediately upon its passage, the minority party refusing the two or three necessary votes to giv3 the motion the required two-thirds vote. It was argued on the floor of both houses that this action of the legislature would deprive the State of increased liquor license taxes to the extent of at least 330,000 durfns the present year, as the license tax year began May first and the new laws did not go Into effect until May 22d. Tax Commissioner's Views! After a careful study of the law the lax commissioner held that the new liquor llcease tax rates became operative on May 22d, and that liquor dealers should pay at the old rates from May 1st to May 22d, and at the new or higher rates from May 22d on. rum view noa icqidicu *u quiic a number of counties and . much strenuous work was thrown on the tax commissioner's office. The matter was even taken Into the oourts. where the ruling of the-tax commissioner was sustained, as far as the case went. The amount of the new Tevenue collected by this one effort of the tax commissioner's office aggregated the large sum of $100,077.51, and It Is safe j to say that not one dollar of this would have been collected under the [ old system of having no head to the' tax system of the State, for It would have been no one county's business to make a test. In the estimate made by the legislature the State auditor figured the probable receipts from the collateral Inheritance tax laws at $25,000 for the year 1907, and $25,000 for the year 1908. One of the first actd* of the present commissioner on taking office April 1st, this year, was to organize the Inheritance tax work and' make It a special department with a competent man In charge to give the work his undivided attention. The results are that the taxes collected from the' collateral Inheritance laws reached for the year just closed the handsome' figures of over $95,000. Tax commls sioner White estimates the collections " (or next year from this source at a I still larger amount, In excess of $100,- 1 000. The new Inheritance tax laws. 1 which will bring In more revenue, will i not begin to have their effect till next I year. Very little. If any, ol the tax collected (or the past iear, was under i the provisions of the new law effective I May 22d, as the estates so far settled ' were o( those who had died prior to last June. Licenses Taxes. The active Held work ol the assistant tax commissioner, with occasional 1 help from the main office, has resulted In the unearthing and collecting of license taxes, etc., aggregating fully $30,000, practically all of which would have been lost without personal in- t vestlgatlon and effort In addition to r that, at least $10,000 more of taxes e were paid Into the State treasury ow- r Ing to the activity of the tax commls- f sionet's office, Including such matters 1 as circuses, real estate agents, ' brokers, wholesaling beer or liquors, a retail liquor dealers, slot machines, automobiles, restaurants, hotels, to-, 1 bacco dealers, bucket shops, parks, c etc., etc., and especially (fie suits had t and efforts made to collect the capita- t tion taxes. c It Is conservative to state that the amount ot money placed In the Stato c treasury during the past fiscal year t by the activities of the tax commissioner's offlce approximates cloBely a quarter ot a million dollars. Holding Down Taxes. r Another great field ot work Is In 1 saving the taxpayers of the State un- c necessary taxes and la enforcing the < laws limiting tax levies to the actual s amounts required and within the max- t lmum allowed by law. To Illustrate t the nature of this work a few facts I hundred ?oh^o( ? HOS. WIUIAM G. to: I pp I I The Leading' For A ttor The above Is a'very excellent likeless of Hon. \Vm. 0. Conley, of Kingwood, who asks the Republicans of IVest Virginia for the next Attorney Jeneralship, and who, backed by a mlted party from the old banner couu;y of Preston, as well as an army of mthusiastic friends from every sec-, :lon of the State, Is raptdly forging :o the front, and/bids fair to go to. he next Republican State Convention' villi a following that cannot be over-' :onie by any other probable candidate. Mr. Conley Is forty-one years of ige;-was bom and raised In Preston lounty, and though early In life ne! vas thrown entirely upon his own! esources, by his untiring energy and ndomitable will, and with "piuck1 or luck" as Ills motto by the time le had grown to young manhood was! ecognlzed as a strong factor In pub-1 ic affairs. He was educated In the tree schools, it West Virginia, and the State Uni-j erslty, graduating from the law de-j lartment In 1893, prior to which he ma oeen t_.omuv oupenuujuueui m Schools of Preston county, ami recog-j tlzed as one of the foremost teachers, ind superintendents of the State. He legan the praotlce of law In 1893 In J Tucker county, since which time he. tas been active In practice, both In! State and Federal courts. One of the j oundbrs and editors of the Parsons j tdvocate, a strong Republican news-! taper, he did" much to bring Tuefcer FREIGHT WRECK LAST NIGHT tied up traffic for several hours?fortunately no one was hurt. A freight wreck that tied up traffic letween Fairmont and the east for a lumber of hours occurred last night it 11:30 o'clock near Benton's Fery, when ten cars' and the engine of relght train No! 97, left the track. I'ho wreck trains from Grafton; Benrood and Fairmont were called out nd went to relieve.the situation. Passenger train No. 17, dne here at :40 was two hours late.on account . d the tie up. -While there was no tody hurt, the wreck was a baa one ind one that required a long time to dear away. Train 1*0^97, carries goods and the entente of several cars had to be ransterred 'to other cars. MILLINERY DISPLAY. Mrs. Ella Horan will have her antoal tall and winter display of hats on Wednesday. October 2, and all the tulles ot the city and vicinity are lnvlld to attend. Mrs. Horan always has Jt attractive line ot hats and her-cus; others will be sure to find some hlng to please them In the choicest ot which will be on display on Wedi.esdayof this .week.. ^ IF B B mW H M B B< Hi B Candidate ney General county 'safely within the Republican party. He was twice elected prosecuting attorney of Tucker county, the second time, by the largest majority ever given a Republican candidate in the county. He was for several years chairman of the County Executive Committee, and took an active part In both State and national politics;' twice a delegate to the National Republican League convention, and one of the assistant'secretaries of the .St. Louis convention that made the immortal JUcKlnloy President of the United States. He returned to his native Preston county in, 1903, with s most enviable reputation as a lawyer, and Immediately took rank as one of the leading lawyers of the Klngwood bar. A Republican of the Roobevelt type, he stands for a square deal to all, and believes in eternal Justice and equality to all, the rich as well as the poor, and stands unswervingly on the principal that the burden of the government, both State and national,; should be ,borne equally by all cltliens. He Is a hard worker, and applies himself closely to the task at hand. He Is just the kind of inhn for the Important position he seeks, and knowing the splendid qualities possesed by him, and which commend him to the Republicans of West Virginia, It Is with pleasure that the West Vlrglhlan placs tits name before the people as a candidate for Attorney General. , MRS. MARY 6. BURDETTE DEAD WELL KNOWN WOMAN DIED IN CHICAGO HOSPITAL-HAD RELATIVE8 HERE. Miss Mary G. Burdette, corresponding secretary oX the Woman's Baptist Home Mission Society, and Missionary Training: School, of America, died on Friday, September the 27th, in a Chicago, III., hospital, where she had been ill for several weeks. Some time ago Mlsa Burdette underwent an operation for an abscess back of the eye hall. She rallied from the operation gnd was thought to be on .the road to recoverk whin complications set In, necessitating a second operation, from the effects ot which she never rallied. Miss Burdette was born In Greensboro, Pa., and at the time ot her death was 66 years of age. She was a daughter ol Frederick E. Burdette, now ot Chicago, but formerly ot Pruntytown, Taylor county, and a sister ot BobeVt J. Burdette, of Pasadena, Call She Is sdso a niece ot Mrs. A. J. Stone. Mrs. S. A. Martina ad Miss Martha Bur dette, of this city. Miss Burdette had been Identified with the Woman's Mission Society .At Harnsville The bodies of E. H Brak? J. C. Saturday at noon, acco by % a delegation of friends w ho had been ' ti*I!^ ' hA ' 1^1 U>UIUIUUS X Ml WV t??VU . W P*n? emblem, ring and other_ jewelry. A plug HM. WMorjMM purchased at the store of Bryan & SnAMfi.nvfla' nn Tils hnnd liftit ;1iluR^I pushed down and covered a portion on the body to. Indicate that J been hurt when he felt Into the river. worth of life Insurance. ^ est and best khown residents of Marlon county, died on Sunday mom- ' Farmlngton. He had been 111 of par-, w^s not unexpected. He was 79 years l've9' '^'*le ^ Tuesday morning at the Bethel church 1 ^ Miss Margaret Burns has from a Ave weeks' visit with relatives ?