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GOOD MEETING Most of Day's Talking is Done by Jhem with the County Agent in Charge. The executive council of the Harri son County Farm Bureau held a splen did meeting of two hours hero Satur day forenoon, which wa? followed by a large public meeting in tho after noon presided over by Win, D. Zlnn, county agent. Fourteen members of the council were present at the morn ing meeting. There was a profitable discussion of various subjects for the betterment of the work of the bureau at the. council meeting. Farmers themselves rather than the county agent took up the afternoon in ibe discussion of various subjects but prin cipally the program subjects an nounced earlier in the week. The pro gram was carried out as follows: "?How the Farm Bureau Has Helped My Community," by E. E. RJghter. of Shinnston; \?. it. Sturm, of Enterprise; and John ('. Johnson, of^-iri report. _^^rWhut tjyfri^Tm ?Wrier nHBWuclp^Wrrison :*Wmty Farmers," by C. Payne, of Salem; F. W. Gore, ??f Clarksburg; Harvey W. Mariner, of Clargsburg; and J. I). McReynolds, of Clarksburg. Among other speakers were A. W. Rlttenhousc. of Dola: F. H. Davisson. of Bridgeport; Jackson Arnold, of Lost Creek; and Florlnus Reynolds, of Hepzihah. The county agent will visit farms In Elk district tho coming week and speak at Romine's Mills Wednesday night. The usual Saturday meeting will l>o held here. C. E. Palmer is here from New l.urg. A. T Matthews, of Pennsboro, Is *i visitor iiere. Newest Discovery ot Science' Proves of Great Value to Every Man, Woman and Child. i It has taken a long time for man to bo able to bottle sunshine but it j has at last been accomplished by an, eminent German scientist who lias studied for years and at last has been fortunate enough to discover tho process. But even more than that is of interest to the Clarksburg public. Through a special arrangement it is now on sale here. The sale of this bottled sunshine has been marvelous and beyond the fondest expectations of the great chemist. Sunshine bus been spread around since its introduction here. It comes in the form of Tan'.ac, the new medicine and the good it has done in restoring health to the sick has won it the synonym of "bottled sunshine." It lias brought sunshlnn to thous-! nnds, one of whom is Mr. John Thomas, of 104!' EofI street. Wheeling. He said recently- "1 hat! rheumatism and a poor appetite and felt run down in general. 1 suffered pains in my logs and arms and some nights the pains were so bad that I could not sleep. My leg was so bad that I could not walk, when 1 read a Tanlac advertise ment and decided to try it. Since tak ing one bottle 1 seldom have a pain and 1 enjoy a pood appetite and sleep line. T feel better in every way. I know for myself that Tanlac is a very good medicine for rheumatism and recommend it to everyone." Do you want a little of this sun shine? Go today to Farrcll's Drug Store, two doors above Odeon theater, and buy a bottle of Tanlac. Mr. Ren frew, the Tanlac representative. Is always in attendance to courteously explain Tanlar. The world will seem brighter to you when you have your health. Sold nnlv at the above store here. Price Si per bottle.?Advertise ment. 110111 ! OUT OF THE In Speech Closing Bowers's Campaign, Montgomery An nounces His Withdrawal. , fl? NKWHUIUJ, May G. In a speech delivered before a great crowd clos ing the campaign of George M. How err. for Congress hero tonight, Sam uel H. Montgomery, of Kingwood, an nounced that he had withdrawn as a ; candidate for Congress for the regu J lui term in the .Second district. In jhi* speech Mr. Montgomery pleaded with his hearers to support Mr. Bow . ers at the special election Tuesday. I Mr. Montgomery was a very strong i candidate and would no doubt have made a good race for the nomination. He was especially strong among the laboring classes, nnd would have polled a heavy vote in the rural dis tricts. The meeting tonight was an en thusiastic one and every indication . is that. Preston county will ?ive flow ers an overyhelming majority at next Tuesday's special election. PERSONALS Miss Roberta Fleming, of Fair mont. was a week-end guest of Mrs. Charles O. Findlay on route home from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when? she had been spending the winter with Mrs. Melville S. Jarvis. Mr. and Mrs. 11. C. Haskins, of Harding, are visiting in the city. J Mrs. C. (>. Walter, of Salem, is n visitor here. F Cartwright, of Morgantown, 1? ?'i guest at the Hotel Gore. 11. K. Hland, of Sutton, is a bus!- j ness visitor here. \V. S. I'. Carper, of Sutton, is here: \'siting friends and looking after) business affairs. F. V. Hlgginbotham, of Weston, Isj .1 guest at the Waldo. Charles Post, of Loot Cre?k, a for-; mer member of the county court, was , ' here Saturday evening. I Eddie Edmunds, of Lost Creek.] I looked after business here Saturday afternoon. Hugh M. Martin, of Shinnston, vis ited the city Saturday evening. Alva 11. Moore, of New Martins ville, Republican candidate for state auditor, who is making a very strong and popular campaign, visited tin? j city Saturday afternoon to look after his fences and he received many j 'warm assurances of support. i John L. Cawthrop was here Satur | day evening from Bridgeport. I Tuaca Morris, of Fairmont, was a 1 i prominent Democratic lawyer in the (city Saturday afternoon. John C. Bond, adjutant general or the state, was here Saturday evening on his way to Charleston from the j Wheeling atate convention of Uepub- i ! licans. C. B. Wolverton, of Glen Falls, vis ited the city Saturday afternoon. Captain .lames II. Hurry was hero Saturday evening from Bridgeport. 1 Genius Payne was a Saturday vis i itor from Salem. j A. D. ChorpeninK, of Uridgeport. i transacted business here Saturday af I ternoon. Marcus L. Riblett. of Lumberport, a former member of the legislature, was a Saturday afternoon visitor in tl\e city. M.r and Mrs. John Gandy have re turned homo after an absence of two months visiting in the South. CEMENT BLOCKS. Lime, plaster, content, sand, sewer pipe. etc. Prices right, quality and i service our specialtv. Both phones. *G. M. WEST. Feed Supply Store. Weber's Flower Store Next Sunday, May 14 is Mother's Day We will be headquarters for everything beautiful in flowers Weber's Flower Store Hotel Gore Bldg. Pike St. BRITISH TROOPS QUELL RIOTERS IN IRELAND'S CAPITAL British troops have brought armed peace to Dublin, but rebellion still smoulders in the Irish metropolis. One of the prominent figures in the movement to put an end to British rule in Ireland is James Larkin, who is probably the best known strike leader in Great Britain. Briti?h troops in Dublin during a former disturbance; James Larkin. ASA <? T / OMAN Qees It g =3 RhetaChilde Dorr \ Rudyard Kipling was right when be Bald that romance was not dead, that it was imperishable and could never die. Reul romance of the most swash buckling variety 's spread all over the pages of the newspapers these days and leave the reader wondering what is to become of the fiction writers' bread and butter. The world war, which might supposedly have furnished tho fiction writers with material, has really but hampered their work. Try as they will, they cannot produce from their imaginations anything in the way of plots, char acters or situations to comparo with the thrillers that appear each day in the news. Fancy a poor no\*elist sitting down at his typewriter and trying to grind out a story of sia raiders that would compare with the log of the Emden or the 'Moowo. Stevenson himself would hesitate before competing with these over true tales. ? Joseph Conrad never wrote a sea yarn to compare with the gripping, shivery, tragic statement of Captain Groom, whose ship, the Coquet, was sunk in the Mediterranean by an Austrian submarine. "Whose style could have de scribed the sinking of the ship more vividly than the simple sailorman's un premeditated art? "Four or live minutes after the explosion the Coquet lifted its stern high in the air. something hit the whistle lanyard, and, with a pitiful scream the Coquet disappeared." As for Capt. Groom's subsequent adventures, his leaking boats pounded I and buffeted by *v inter seas, cast ashore on the desert shores of northern j Africa, his men all slain or raptured by Bedouins, himse'f rescued in a des ! perafe condition bv a stray vessel, one has to go back to Cervantes and Defoe for anything like a parallel. \V. W. Jacobs has carried his jack tars through many a roaring adventure, but he never thought up anything to compare with the ione pirate who single handed captured a British trader and fooled captain and crew with a silly bag of tricks. As for the raid of Sir Horror Casement?but there we stop. Those true romances have one terrible drawbaek They arc wonderful in the reading, but it is painful to remember that, the heroes are Hesh and blood, their suf ferings are real. their atonement quick and awful. The pirate goes to prison, the raider faces a firing squad. It Is almost as though we had returned to the fierce days when the best of men and women found amusement in watching gladiators fight one an other in the arena spilling their blood and gasping out their lives on the pitiless sands of a circus. Copyright, Evening Mail Syndicate, Inc. OHIO'S DELEGATES~ ARE FREE HANDED Progressives from "That StateTs'I.^KS VSZtfgi Chosen to the Chicago Con- !<"'ld. <>' Mentor, as permanent chair v/pnfiin "llnin?triiptprl l"11"' selectcl1 delegates and then ad veniian UninoirilCieQ. jourucd without endorsing any can didatos for ollice. COLrM!M;s"a"May An unin-'. Tho convention was characterized , . , , by an apparent desire to offer no ob structed and free handed delegation j slaoIc t0 a ,iusslbi? amalgamation at will go from Ohio to the Progressive Chicago in June of the Progressives national convention at Chicago June 'with the Republicans. This wan decided here todav at "Partisanship should he forgotten .. ? . . . * and the needs of the country should the Progressive state convention. bo lookf.,, |nto at (hp fa? of which did not instruct the night del-1 the president." declared Mr. Garfield egates at large and the district del- In his address. "We should forget egates it selected. The convention, the past for present and future, with held In the same room in which the: out relinquishing the fight for the Ohio Progressive party was born four I principles of the party." WAR MUNITIONS SENT TO MEXICO In Large Quantities and Gov ernment Officers Are Hunt ing for Two Men. (?v AflsoeiATfo rnisn) SAX ANTONIO, Tex., May 6.?1 Government officers are searching for' two men. one an American and the; other a Mexican, who are believed to he implicated in the shipment of; large Quantities of war munitions from this country to Mexico. While admitting they are investigating mu-| nitidis shipments of large proportions | to forces other than those of the de facto government of Mexico, the offi cers have refused to say to whom the shipmenuts have been consigned, al though rumors in Mexican circles have been that the Diaz revolutionary movement In southern Mexico has been the cause of the large movement of ammunition and rifles. Between 250,000 and 300,000 lounds of ammunition and about C,000 lifles already have been shipped and other large shipments are in course of preparation. The orders have been placed by alleged agents of the i evolutionary movement in the United States co-operating with other representatives in Mexico. According to information In the hands of fed eral officers, it appears that large shipments have been moving in small lots for many weeks through various j border points on the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana and Texas. A large amount of telegraphic correspondence is said to have revealed tho IdentKy of two men in Texas who have been engineering the deals. LOCAL SOLDIERS May Be Ordered to the Scene of the Striking Coal Miners at Rosemont. CHARLESTON. May 6?Governor Hatfield was asked late tonight to order companies of the national guard at Clarksburg and Fairmont j held In readiness to suppress possible outbreaks on the part of miners at Rosemont. According to information reaching the governor, trouble was j threatened late this afternoon and I ! threats were made to destroy mine i property. The trouble arose over the i refusal, of the mine operators to grant demands made by the men for an increase in wages. It was stated at the governor's home that unless the situation at i Rosemont assumed more alarming I proportions thsn was evidenced by telephone and telegraphic communi cation from Rosemont early in the ; evening, that the state troops would jnot be called out, but the captains of I the two companies have been asked ! by the executive to have their men | in readiness in the event that an out ? break should occur. WANT TO EXPLOIT n LANDS OF STATE State Trade Board and Rail road Officials Hold Confer ence on the Project. PARKE USB URG, May 6.?A con ference was held this afternoon at the city building by officials of the state board of trade, at which some others were also in attendance. Pres ident C. C. Lewis, of Charleston, and Howard Sutherland, of Elkins, one of the vice-presidents, were among those here. W. W. Wood, industrial agent of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad; Austin Gallagher, Industrial commis sioner of the Western Maryland road, and Clement S. Ucker, vice-president of the Southern Settlement and De velopment' Association, were olso present. These three gentlemen com pose the committee of the latter or ganization to make a survey of the conditions in West Virginia with the view to general development of the unused agricultural lands in this ptnte. The idea is to develop the lands that are unused and to culti vate them, raise stock or make use of them in some way. The railroads pre interested in the Southern organ ization with the view to trte general development of the states within the area of the railroads. Also present at the conference were A. W. McKeand and R. C. Watson, of Indianapolis, who were here to con sider the question with the officials of putting on a membership cam paign. Alfred Jenkins, secretary of the Tyler county board of commercp, and other board secretaries were prosent, some arriving late in the af ternoon. DELEGATES (JO FREE. <ar ASSOCIATED PKKBBl NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., May 6.? The Republican state convention here today elected delegates to the national convention but the delegation was not instructed. NONE INSTRl'CTEI). TIJSCCN, Ariz., May 6.?An unin structfd delegation to the national Republican convention was selected at the ^tatc Republican convention today. DESTROYERS SAIL. COY ASBOCIATID KEY WEST, Fla.. May 6?The de stroyers Walker and Terry sailed from here tonight, it was said for Santo Domingo, while at the navy yard it was learned that Ave other destroyers, the FluBser, Sterret, iReid, Proston and Lamson, would said tomorrow accompanied by the supply ship Panther. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Sealed bids will bo received by the Board of Kducatlon, of Union District, llar rlnon County, Went Virginia, until Two O'clock I'. M. May 18th, 1010, for the con struction of alternations nud additions to n public school building at West Milford, Harrison County, Went Virginia. Plans and specifications are on file at the office of the Secretary, L. R. McMillan. Lost Creek. It. F. I). No. 1. at the Public School Building at West Milford, and also at the offices of the Architects. S. W. Ford A- Company, No. 7(Ml Prunty Bldg., Clarka burn, Wont Virginia, where they may be! examined and figured during working hours by persons desiring to submit bids.1 Each bid must be accompanied by a cer tified or Cashier's check for three per cent of the nmount of the bid, made payable to the Hoard of Education, of Union District, as a guarantee that the succesNfnl bidder will enter Into contract and give the re quired bond. r.lds to ho sealed and addressed to L. It. McMillan, Lost Creek, It. F. I>. No. 1, and marked "Illd on School llulldlng," and must be in his hands not later than Two O'clock TV M. May lKtli. 101H. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a satisfactory bond, equal to double the amount of the" contract. The Board reserve* the right to reject anv or all bids. BY OKDKR OF THE BOARD. FIERCE S1DKHOTTOM. President Hoard of Education. l. r. McMillan, Secretary Hoard of Education, S. W. FORD & CO., Architects. ClWilNE'S CLDflK AND SUIT STORE We will have bargains to offer you every day this week, in New Coats, Suits, Dresses, Waists and Skirts \ Every express wifr bring something new. Our buyer is now in New York look ing after our wants. CUMRG'S CLOAK ID SUIT STORE THE FASHION Prunty Bldg., Main St., Clarksburg, W. Va. PROPOSED BOYCOTT MAY PROVE MENACE To Any Sort of a Peace Treaty among the Warring Na tions of Europe. (Correspondence of Asnoolnted Prens.) PARIS, May 6?The proposed boy cott, after the war, of German prod ucts In France and other countries of the Entente might, until recent ly, have been looked upon as the manifestation of a spirit that a rea sonable peace treaty could overcome. The idea is now apparently so deeply rooted In the minds of individuals as to consltute a menace that may resist any sort of a peace treaty. The only official action regarding trade between citizens of France and the central ^mplrefc applies only to the period of hostilities. Private in itiative, however, has gone Tar in the dii^ction of a permanent ostracism of merchandise from countries now at war with France. If it continues to develop along the same lines it may make official action superfluous. Nearly every French trade corpo ration *that has felt German compe tition in the past is not only spread ing the doctrino of preference for articles made at home or by the French allies, but is organizing for the eventual boycott with an ardour of initiative that was rare in French I business circles prior to 1914. It in ! volves the systematic education or consumers as to what German ar ticles and products they bought be fore the war without knowing it, and what French, British, Russian and J Italian articles may replace them. Starting with the characteristic Par isian industry which makes the i minor articles called "articles of ! Paris." local manufacturers were I shown in detail how the Germans ! lowered the manufacturing cost and j competed with them 6von in their home market; this was done by pub 1 lie exhibition of German- made "arti I cles of Paris" and by explanatory I documents spread among the little : manufacturers. There is perhaps no : other industry that is so important , in Paris; although the articles are of minor importance; they are made j in immense quantities by a great ? number of small manufacturers. Fol lowing this propaganda with the 'manufacturers, the movement ex tended to a propaganda with the fam ilies, showing them the difference between the French and the German made articles. Scientists Are Rusy. "The scientific and medical com mittee of the Allied nations," Is being organized for the purpose of exposing to scientists, chemists and medical men tho reasons why before the war seventy-five per cent of the products i and apparatus used by them came from Germany, and how they may be replaced hereafter. Most of the French manufacturers of surgical In struments had becomo simply com mission merchants handling German made articles; for Instance all of tho medical thermometers came from Germany, nearly all the fine graduated glass-ware used In labor atories, and eight-tenths of all the microscopes came from either Ger many or Austria as well as a great proportion of eye-glasses, opera glasses and field glasses sold by French opticians. The preponder ance of German products, drugs and dyes on the French market was well known even before the yrar, but It was not so well known that Ger many furnished nearly all of the synthetic remedies. " All of the Allied countries since the war began have been obliged t.o develop their facilities for the man ufacture of explosives. The raw ma terials employed are quite the same as those that must serve in the prep aration of the dyes, perfumery and medicine. It is concluded, therefore, that there is nothing whatever in the way of replacing these German prod ucts aftor tho war since the consid erable number of works constituted for the preparation of raw material for explosives will be obliged to turn to some other industry and can be immediately utilized in the pro duction of chemical products. The scientists interested in the or ganization of this committee have discovered in many different obscure corners of France men who are man ufacturing on a small scale scien tific instruments that they declare are equal in every way to those made In Germany, in the past these little manufacturers have satisfied- them selves with a small output without endeavoring to make the merits of their production generally known. The French contingent of this com mittee is already practically formed, comprising many well known names. The English, Belgian, Italian, Japan-; ese and Russian contingents of thej international committee are being" organized, ahd working in common, with the French contingent will prosecute a thorough propaganda 1 with the general public as well as with doctors, scientists and opticians. Xo Official Sanction. i As far as transpires at present, this committee has no official sanction. Its work, however, is being seconded by the government so far as cou cerns corporations for development of chemicai and other industries. The minister of commerce has consti tuted in his department a technical service charged with the examination of questions relating to supplies of | raw material and to the operation of industries not employed exclusively | in the national defense. This tech nical service is divided into three sec tions?metal, textiles and divers in dustries, to which has been added a department of chemical and pharma ceutic products. This department is charged with the distribution of phe. 1 nol so important to the aniline dye industry. It will not only furnish this Im portant product, but will take meas ures to develop that industry as well as the manufacture of drugs in i France. It has already succeeded in reconstituting the manufacture of synthetical indigo with resources of the country. The important service that this department has rendered to manufacturers is the determina tion of the quantities of chemical products secured from Allied coun tries in derogation from rules pro [hlbiting exportation. The commercial directories of for I elgn countries published in France now eliminate the names of all buaU [ ness houses and manufacturers pre viously given in tho departments de voted to the central empires, so that them are no lists of German or Aus trian manufactures or merchants available in France since the editions of these directories published iu 1914. GREAT BRITAIN NOT BUTTING IN aft? In the American-German Quar rel at Present over Sub marine Warfare. ? ?V ASSOCIATED PRESS) LONDON, May 6.?Declining to comment on the purely American German questions Involved in tho German reply to the-American note on submarine warfare, Lord Robert Cecil, minister of war trade and par liamentary undersecretary for foreign ' affairs, In behalf of tho foreign offlce gave the Associated Press today n statement dealing with the charges against Great Britain and also Ger many's desire for peace. The state ment rollows: "The reply of the German govern ment to the American note of April 2ft respecting submarlno warfare is not a communication upon which any general commont can properly be made In this country, as the questions at issue concern the United States and Germany and any Interference by a third parly would be presum tuous." Since the German noto con : tains certain misstatements of facta respecting the actions of Great Brit ain, the following observations may not be thought out of place. The ( Oerman government states it has so far as is possible instituted a far rencblng restraint upon the use of the submarine weapon solely in con sideration of neutral Interests ami In splto of the fact that these re. istrlctlons were necessarily of ad vantage to Germany's enemies. It ] is alleged that no such consideration jever lias been shown to neutrals by Great Ilritain and Its allies. "Do tell facts bear out these asser tions? So far as is known, the meas ures taken by Groat Britain against German trade have cost no neutral > life. Great Britain maintains that ! they are in accordance with the prln | ciples of International law and is pre pared to make good that claim. They can surely compare favorably so far : as consideration to neutrals Is con [ corncd, with a policy whose fruits are | seen In the tragedies of tlio Lusitanla, I tlie Arabic and tlio Sussex."