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PUBLICATION OFFICE
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a at the^PoatoffJce at. Fairmont.
""Virginia, as second-class mat
JB8CRIPTION ,RATES
Delivered by Carrier
Jronft"' month, payable month
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By Mall
tfvpiie month
y^yfour months l.oo
yvaix months l.*?
V*one year /??*v 3,0'J
ubacrlptlons payable In advance.
r''asking for
JlgE FREIGHT RATE INCREASE
^i^ne^news that: the Interstate Com
merce (Commission has at last grant
the* J51Ve per cent, increase in
freight f rates to railroads, is good
lews to the business world general
he application for this increase
been before the Commission for
i the past eighteen months and was
denied in. May 191:3; Following this
ftusal.'ttte Commlaion began an in
! it! gat ion as to the reasons for the
(and from the railroads which was
timed for a year, in which time
Mutinous testimony both for and
jnst the railroads, was taken witli
?OBUlt that tlie increase was deni
the Eastern roads, but granted
iwjttll roads operating within the Cen
^gFreight Association Territory.
aSSSS commission has been severly
^criticised for its long delay in decid
&lnf?this question, but it is very prob
S^ivble that it was justified in Its rtecos
?ic?& Very largely by tho testimony St
taken; but, be that as It may, the
generally had mailt; up its
Sft'Cuuuuy ftBuoiiwij
xvmJnd that the railroads needed this
. relief to help meet increased operat
'? Ins expenses and public sonllmont litis
?ttieen with tlie railroads for the first
m&'rSe In many years. The cause Tor
. this, is no doubt, the favorablo attl
tude the newspapers of the country
have taken toward3 the railroads.
- 'That thS railroad companies needed a
tscrere rebuke for sharp business prac
tirw, such as rebating and the juggl
ricgvof' dividends by unnecessary over
head expenses in the payment of large
salaries to-officials, is very true, but
to deny them the slight increase in
* iight rates was a punishment that
iw&Jreachlhg down to every omployee,
fcanslng retrenchment and tho loss of
SnjrkTtb an alarminc decree. Many
Sillies :.were facing bankruptcy, and re
fcelvershlps, and the long looked for
;r?llef has not been granted any too
rsocic-'.
jfiS' railroad companies have
brought about tho conditions that
auSed this long delay, owing to ail
unfavorable public sentiment against
vfiiemiwhieh it took a long time to
S'cyer; icome, and which would have
^te'en linposiblc to eradicato without
itliKald pf'the. press. ?
iThe report from "Washington is to
3d effect'.that tho commissioner's de
vision has not yet been given out, but
LtKat it will he announced within the
'next ten dayB. This decision will go
long way towards reviving business,
establishing confidence, and the
Fairmont region will no doubt soon
skifBlSheVbenellt of this revival. This
region, and especially the B & 0
*ieen hit very hard by the busi
ness depresion. The B & 0 is still
laying mon oft and retrenching in eve
"ryjpossiblo way. Moro trumps and
oa^afe riding its freight cars than
t.ver before, and the shipping has fal
liar."'off to an alarming degree. Evi
gaoncejthat this increase was justified
conditions is furnished by the
,if?ctJthat the larger shippers fav
ored it. If five per cent, increase in
"Treight rates will put the furloughed
lien on the B & O and other lines
jckf to work, It Is bound to he a good
. wi'hg for the country. Tho D & O has
been made to suffer, for the sharp
?actices of such corrupt management
^wa'sslven the New Haven and oth
?u* lines which has brought railroad
management generally into disrepute,
rithout. healthy railroad conditions
' ountry cannot be prosperous. The
,^jad lines are tho arteries of
jmmerce and when these channels of
importation, become clogged or In
Ve the whole business system soon
out-of order. This fight for in
deed freight rates shows that the
& v' - re willing to be fair with tho
adi; . companies and all other
unjy?ervlcQ co-operations if they
ll' only be fair and honest with the
WBtt .
Many Useful
Gifts to Select
"O f. -'
From
Chest Protectors
Chamois Veetc
Bath Supplies
Combe
Toilet Sets
Tourlat Pads
Leather Goods
- Hot Water Bottles
i>t ?:. ? 8sfety Razors
Military Brushes
Cigars
ESS;-!':? Medicine Cases
|iv?Tl7''Invalid Comforts
Nursery Goodt
Toilet Goods
Fountain Pens
Manicure Sets
Traveling Sets
C RANE'S
.
r. rti
toig Store
I hysterical mM8l?butn
! engineer"'*hb .I^accostomea to think
1 and speak accurately. Mr. Hoover
|says:
"I do not know that history pre
sents any parallel of a population of
17,000,000 million people surrounded by
a ring of 6teel and utterly unable by
any conceivable effort of their own
| to save themselves."
Kansas has heard much about Bel
gium's necessities that the subject
has become a trifle stale. At first we
were shocked appalled at a hapless
nation of several millions suddenly
forced to stop work of all kinds, and
In the beginning of harvest, at that
The danger is that we will get used
to llie story and so fall to do all that
we are able to save this heroic peo
plo >rom utter death by starvation.
Iload wnat Will Irwin says about the
real situation:
"IVin.-n wo llrst cpi." the German
army come in.'tugn L'<; tflum last A.s-1
gust," mi mi? 4.rsi}.car writer, 1*1
was in the midst of the harvest, ana
we used to remark, 'Well, there is one
tiling; it loks like starvation In this
country this winter. . . Wo said it
rather carelessly, there was the so
much nearer horror of actual war, but
when we stopped to think, it admitted
j of only one interpretation.
"Leave out the more terrible ef
fects of war?slaughter, grief, ruined
homes, tramping, hopeless refugees?
and consider this wholly as a finan
cial and industrial crisis. The world
| never saw the like."
For Belgium is not a nation thai
has ever asked anybody for aid. It
was the busiest nation in Europe and i
i in parts of its manufacturing region
j the most populous. It was known by '
; the prouil title of "Europe's work
\ shop." It produced only a quarter of
; its own food. Everything to keep the
nation allvo has <|uit. But even If It
: liad not, the only thing the people at
work would get which the people, as
j they are, standing or tramping idly
about, do not get, is money, and mon
ey in Belgium?here Is what Irwin
says of It:
"Belgium is nearly at the stage
where money is no good; it will prob
ably reach it absolutely by Christmas.
The S or 7 million people left within
her borders are going to starve?rich
and poor alike?unless the unaftllcted
part of the world, and mainly Ameri
ca, sends food, food and more food.
When a man is drowning tho thing
to do is to pull him out; not ascer
tain who threw him in. It is up to
America."
And it is up to tho brightest spot in
America, the most prosperous today,
Kansas, who lias made 50 million dol
lars profit by a war which has ground
Belgium under Its heel of iron and
blood. It is up to unafflicted Kansas
to "pull Belgium out," to give not a
dribble, the giving of which It does
not feel, but to give as it never gave
because never has the world seen such
| a cause for giving.
TWO GREAT DANGERS.
President Wilson is facing two
great dangers in his second term as
perations. the Republican party and
William. Jennings Bryan.
THE OLDEST QUESTION
IN THE WORLD.
In the current issue of Farm and
Fireside Herbert Quick, editor of that
publication, writes an editorial in
which arc brought out many inter
esting facts as to tho use of various
meats as food. Following is an inter
esting extract from his article:
"Whenever we hoys found anything
animal, vegetable, or mineral?almost
?which looked not absolutely repul
sive, our first query always was, 'Is
It good to eat?'
'That is the oldest question In the |
world. Every animal asks it a doz
en times a day, and lets sight an-.l
smell answer it. Now that war is
making a world-wide scarcity, 'Is it
good to eat?' hecomes a world-wldo
question for the human beast.
'Take tho whale, for instance. Wo
have been wasting the meat of the
whale all the many years during which
we have been slaughtering this larg
est of mammals. Why ? The whale is
a swimming beast which suckles its
young and lives on clean food. Now
there is a movement on foot to begin
the canning of whale beef, to be sold
at a low price to those who have the
open mindedness and strength of pal
ate to tackle it.
"In Japan the meat of a red ilog is I
a great delicacy, and dogs of other |
colors are preferred to beef, mutton,
or poultry. Pork is looked upon by
the Japanese with much tho sauio lack
of appetite with which we regard tho
meat of the dog or horse.
"Horse beef was not eaten in Franco
until after tho siege of 1871. Now
it is a regular article of commerce."
Showing His Contempt.
The Detroit Freo Press published a
long story stating that Champ Clark
was so drunk when ho attempted to
lecture there a short time ago that
tho lights had to be turned off soon
after he appeared on the platform to
get him out of the house. Perhaps
tills Is the method by which tho speak
er of the National House of Represen
tatives shows his contempt for Hob
son and Bryan and their prohibition
tendencies.
Present fashions in dress aro be
coming. but they are of little assist
ance to the woman who wishes to keep
the location of her vaccination mark
a secret.
If you wish to inspire a man's activa
Interest and enthusiasm give him a
chance to got oven with somobody
elso.
Mrs. Wash Riddle's distinction was
short lived. Sinco tho surgeons work
ed on Mrs. Riddle, a little over a year
ago, nine other wonen In town have
undergono the same operation.
fc -? It t&sife&Jt
She' War! "The "War! This cruel war
lias stained-the earth's green sod
With blood of those who fought and
bled
In lands where saints once trod.
Fiut If this war, this cruel war
Will now forever cease.
With hands upraised well cry aloud
O God! Thou Prince of Peace.
Our Heavenly Fatter, strong to save.
Whose arms doth hind the restless
wave.
Hear us, Now we cry to thee,
Cod savo our sailors on the sea.
The cold, cold ground It marks the
place
Where many a hero's death did face.
Hut in thy mercy truth and love
liny they all live with thee above.
.Awl when these cruel wars are o'er.
Oil may we meet on that glad' sliore
And chant the holy heavenly strain
With angel throngs who love Thy
name.
And there In Heaven, Lord with Tlieo,
i Swoet Paradise our eyes shall sec.
And through the never-ending days
We'll war In singing all Thy praise.
?R. Lawton.
Mr;!. Buck Kilby is franker ? than
most women. Mrs. Kilby never has
pretended that she suffers in silence.
Jethro Ellington, who has been con
fined to the house for some time, on
account of illness, was down town
yesterday for the first time In six
months. Mr. Ellington is no belter.
In fact, he is a little weaker than he
was. But he heard they had a new
kind of patent medicine at tho drus
store.
About the only time the average
man Inspires the laughter of his neigh
bors, is when he marries his socond
wife.
A wife forgives hut slie never for
gets.
Not all of the grafters are smart
In proportion to numbers engaged,
there are as many fatheads in lhat
business as there arc in any other.
Tho self-made man nearly always
betrays himself.
Whether it is the whipping or. the
humiliation that hurts worst depends
a great deal upon wheter father ad
ministers in.
Most of the time alloted to discus
sion is consumed by those who have
nothing to say.
Tho man who is too busy to spond
ten minutes flxing the screen door at
home will often stand around for two
hours down town waiting to see al
election bet of $10 put up.
Song and Story
HOME, SWEET HOME.
While nations are beating each
other to death,
And hundreds nre slaughtered
at every breath,
Bulge forth your American bos
? c.m and say
There's 110 place en earth like tho
old U. S. A.
It may be in Kansas or Kalamnzoo
In Maine or in Utali, or Texas that 1
you.
With feet' neatli tho table chow
tliree squares a day,
Just eat and give thanks for tho
old U. S. A.
You may bo from Germany, En
land or France,
?You'll never bo blamed for such
small circumstance.
Just send 'em hack word, you'vo
contented to stay,
'Neath the star spangled flag of
the old U. S. A.
Perhaps you're from Russia, with
beard like a mat.
Or Ireland or Sweden, or some
place like that,
You'd better be here now at two
lunks a day,
Than be a king outside of the old
U. S. A.
So let'r. give three cheers for tho
nation of pcace,
Where things run as smooth as a
barrel of grease;
Come on, all together, hip! hip!
hip! hurray!
The best land on earth, the dear
old U. S. A.
?Ex.
A DIFFERENCE DEFINED.
Mrs. Henpeck, who had been read
ing the war news, looked over toward
Mr. Henpeck and decided to test his
knowledge.
Mrs. Henpeck?Is there any differ
ence, Theodore, do you know, between
a fort find a fortress?
Mr. Henpeck?I should imagine a
fortress, my love, would be harder
to silence.
? * <? ?> ? ?> <. <.
?> CURIOUS FACTS ??
<? v ?> ?>?>?><??">
Thero are 50,000 apprentices in tho
German baking industry.
Servia is contemplating a good deal
of new railroad construction in Serv
ian Macedonia.
In London as many as 83,000 chil
dren have been taught to swim during
the summer months.
The value of gold produced in the
Gold Coast and Ashanti during 1012
was {2,045,465, the largest production
on record.
According to an English scientist If
the radium in the interior of the earth
is in nny way equal to that in the rocks
at the surface tho world will grow
hotter nl time instead of colder.
Servia acquired as a result of (he
Balkan war territory to the extent of
114,088 square miles, with a population
of 1,418,615. The total area of the
country today is, therefore, 33,813
squaro miles, with a total population
of 4,383,815." The new territory has
been divided into 12 administrative ?
districts, making a total of 30 admin
istrative districts in the whole coun
Mm well and treats him :w&T and trust
to- luck, she will be happy.
?.Before ycm laugh at the;'-way other
people walk, just get In front of a
big mirror and walk toward it and
laugh at yourself.
Sometimes you hate people and
don't, know why you hate them. Some
of the people you hate are people you
have never seen, but you hate them I
just the same.
When two men have a quarrel each'
of them will go around and tell peo
ple how much he has done for the
other fellow/ and that if it hadn't
been for him the other fellow would
be picking rags for a living.
A boy will slam the door and make
all the noise he can pounding on the
steps when his feelings have been
milled. And a man is only a grown
boy.
Some of these days a girl is going
to get married and the papers will
forget to say that the bride is "beau
'tiful and accomplished.'
Just Smiles
A Los Angeles woman wants a di
vorce becausc her husband made her
live where there wore rattlesnakes.
Oh, this feminist movement!?Cincin
nati Post.
Conniving With Love.
' Neil C. Smith, of Buckhannon, has
wed again. He connived and arrived
with Dan Cupid in a progressive, sen
sible way. He had the nerve to bo
unlike his fellow natives and he ad
vertised In a local paper for a bet
ter half?anything from bone and
flesh and a hank of hair to an angel
released from captivity.
Ho got her. He was deluged with
applications from West Virginia dam
sels. He chose the right one.
The Lord taketh away and the Lord
gives again?if you are wise and ad
vertise.?Pocahontas Independent.
Smoke.
B. and 0. smoke floats around.
It makes the people sneeze,
It covcrs up the grassy ground.
And fattens up the fleas!
?Parltersburg State Journal.
The Wise Guy's Dictionary.
Reub. A man who owns 240 acres
of farm land valued at about $200 an
acre.
Jay. A man who owns a 1915 auto
mobile.
Country Jake. A man whose home
is equipped with gas lights, hot and
cold running water, bath rooms and
hot water heating plant.
Yap. A man whose son is leading
his class at the university.
Hick. A man whose signature Is
good for $10,000 at any bank in the
country.
Boob. A man whose daughter finds
herself worth $25,000 when the will
is read.
Simp. A man to corral whose vote
the Congressman tramps over forty
acres of plowed land.
Wise Guy. A city chap with about
30 cents In his pocket who uses the
above terms.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
The blood pressure of the editor of
the Belleville Telescope must be some
thing fierce. He has Just discovered
(hat the editor of the Gazette is the
greatest political chump in Kansas;
that ho has a wide streak of yellow
! down his back, and that ho was caught
j with the goods on him. Our Belleville
friend is certainly a testy little Colum
bus, he has made a valuable discov
ery; but what kept us awake all last
night was the wonder; What is he
going to do about it? Certainly a dis
covery like this calls for Immediate
Action. It can't bo that he is going
to )et matters rest with mere denunci
ation!?Emporia Gazette.
State Editors
NEW HEADGEAR.
The Fairmont West Virginian came
to us yesterday with a brand new
j t'tle line. It is much prettier than
tho old one and is in keeping with the
splendid progress in evidence with
that publication.?Preston News.
WHERE IS HE?
The West Virginian has its "what
lias become of," etc., each day, but
so far ive have not read their query
as to what has become of Teddy.?
Preston News.
"We have only 14 Democrats on tho
grand Jury. What will the harvest
be?" asks the unhaltered Coal Rivor
Republican of its Boone county com
patriots.?Pocahontas Independent.
The accumulation of confiscated
booze is so great at Fairmont that it
hinders the court house and it will
be pourod in tho Monongahela river.
We are all going up arid swim with
the mermaids under the ice.?Poca
hontas Independent.
PRICHARD'S CANDIDACY.
John 6 Prlchard, of Fairmont, is a
enndidato for re-election as clerk of
the House of Delegates. Mr. Frich-|
ard came into a large measure of
prominence by the brilliant, and ef
fective manner In which, he conducted
tlio campaign of Hon. George B White,
the Republican nominee foffeffiitrSa
^ jgjf "***?1
[;, But Huntington, aside from these
reasons, feels a direct Interest In his
fortunes. The man who has the god
sense tochoose a typical Huntington
girl for his life partner, deserves the
hast things that discernment, indus
try, integrity and honorable endeavor
can earn, and in his further ambitions
we bid him godspeed.?Huntington
Herald-Dispatch.
A schoolmaster oncfe said to his
pupils to the boy who would make
the best piece of composition in five
minutes on "How to Overcome Hab
it" he would give a prize. When the
five minutes had expired a lad of 9
years stood up and said: "Well, sir,
habit is hard to overcome. If you
take off the first letter it does not
change 'ablt.' If you take off anoth
er letter you still have a 'bit' left. Tf
you take oft still another the whole of
'it' remains. If you take off another It
is not totally used up, all of which
goes' to show that If you want to get
rid of habit you must throw it oft
altogether."
Result?He won it.
Current Comment
THE SON OF A PROPHET.
Joseph Smith, dead in Missouri, at
the age of eighty-two, waB the son of
Joseph Smith, prophet and seer, who,
horn in 1S05, organized the Mormon
Church in 1830. This strange insti
tution, embracing religious, political
and social theories and practices that
shocked American sentiment for
many years, was, like Millerlsm and
Spiritism a product of Western New
York.
' For seven years berore the organi
tation of the church the elder Smitn
had seen visions and received ghostly
revelations, and from these and cer
tain alleged tablets he wrote the vari
ous books on which the Mormons hier
archy was founded. Although the
Latter-Day Saints, as they callod
themselves, Increased rapidly, no
body liked them as neigliboors, and
they made exoduses first to Ohio, then
to Missouri, then to Illinois, and at
length, after the assassination of the
Prophet by a mob in 1844, to Utah.
Polygamy had been openly pro
claimed in 1843, one of its chief advo
cates being Brlgham Young, an
ppostl. On Smith's death his Bon
claimed the succession, but Young's
influence was greater, and under his
leadership the church was ao
strengthened as on several occasions
to compel the use of Federal trops
against their Dante bands and other
Fo-called avengers. The Edmunas
law putting an end too polygamy took
c-ffect in 1882.
The Joseph Smith now dead de
nounced the heresies of the Brigliam
ites, including polgamy, and Instituted
ill 1SG0 a reorganized church whicn,
although fanatical, has escaped public
hostility. Ho is said to have been a
sincerely pious mau.?New York
World.
IS WILSON FOR BRYAN?
Mr. Bryan's recent declaration that
the Democratic party should take
strong ground against alcoholic bev
erages has been regarded by some as
fri^WNOW)W)8ESTO?aHOPmA^/aTO^ AVOID,
Spg^?EO!sS.:4?:SSf;>>REMEMBBR|5^?SB
Not to forget your friends. We have mihyAtn'lrojjSj
'any man. Tie*, hose,' supporters, belts, suspenders, I
collar bagi, shirts, combination sets, Initialed handl
overcoats.
R. Gilkeson
"That Totally Different Shop."
Tailor, dottier and Furnisher . . 107 Maia $
YOU'RE N03J
REAL
CONTENTED^
SsSs^SHSHB^B until you are able
to sit back comfort
ably and look into the future, with its promises of hopjpi-.
ness and comfort and know that you are prepared tor .?
the proverbial rainy days, or, better still, prepared for'
every advanced step you are thinking of making.
Her hsppineu and yours depend tolely upon what
preparation you make now?and the one preparation P '
that counts is to build in youraelf a determination to
better yourself financially.
There .is wonderful strength and great satisfaction of;
mind in having a bank account.
..
WE INVITE YOUR ACCOUIST.
evidence that ho Is preparing to leave
the cabinet. His probable resigna
tion has been discussed and the ap
I roval that has been given it in ad
vance, wholly aside from the issue lie
lias annunced as a personal decla
ration of faith, must be a surprise to
h'ra. Some suggest that Bryan will
lenve the Cabinet becauso of differ
ence between him and the President
with regard to the raising of an issue
which will cause Democratic division;
ethers that his new departure will be
a mere prext. Not a few however,
aro of the opinion that Mr. Bryan
will serve out his term.
It Mr. Bryan should leave the Cabi
net and begin an active prohibition
party -with a view to forcing the next
Mxtlonal convention to accept It as a
party campaign slogan for 1916, what
would be the bearing of the matter, on
presidential nomination prospects?
Where the President really stands
uilh regard to the recent Bryan de
lHerance is unknown. There his
been no expression from the White
Mouse. There may bo none. The
Piesident may not think it advisable
or necessary to attempt to influence
party sentiment or action one way or
another. It may be that already he
has made np his mind not to be a
<andldate for the 1916 nomination
ar.d Mr. Bryan may have advance In
formation on the, subject. It may
he that Mr. Wilson has decided Lo |
stand aside and permit Mr. Bryan i
to make the leading issue of the next I
campaign and do the best he can with I
ft for promotion of his own political
fortunes. It may bo that havtnk*dj>
elded not to be a candidate the ^Pres
ident favors Bryan as his successor
and Intends to give him every'chance,'
Including a clear Hold by'^prisserylng
silence as to his own candidacy.
Bryan may win tho nomination ot
the Democrats for 1916, but that Is
not the same as victory ini/tte7 sup
ceedlng November election. * He has
bnen adept in framing lsauea whloh
have kept him In the public vjJW'
and out of the White
tiled froe silver for hlB maiden-,P^res;
idontlal run, but McKlnley said, '."'Opeiii
tho mills and not the minte/'i and ;?.
people accepted the advice and,
Kinley. Mr. Bryan may endeavor to
coin tho liquor issue for his political
ga<n In 1916, but It is the other Mills
that most concern the people now,
ns they know that they, c
of the gin mills without h
that he Is "no 'help1-arid*
been In opening the mlllB,
and keoplng them running,
contrary.
But Is Wilson for Bryan for Presi
dent? Perhaps?if he doesn't want'
It himself. ?Cumberland News. ij
?
Order your coaf from "cCOY COAIi
COMPANY, and get the best PITTS
BURG GAS COAL. Every load'welgjt
ed and full weight guaranteed. Prompt,
delivery any place in city. ?
Phones: Office
Bell 129 m
Consol. 128S rihii-i11
Bine: Bell 788-JT. \
ll-20-e.?a<if.<,
GIVE HIM
A PAIR OF PRETTY
HOUSE SLIPPERS
The Christmas Store
REAL SMART STYLES
IN MEN'S SHOES
?$4 to $7?? ?' >
Our complete new line of Patrick-Duluth Mack
inaw products has just arrived from the Patrick-Dji
luth Woolen Mill. Beautiful, soft, blending plaids,
plain colors in rich greys, light and dark, in heather
brown and forest green?the new combinations in
shades not shown before.
These are the genuine and original Patrick-Du
luth WOOLEN MILL Mackinaws, made of that won
derful Biggerthan-Weather cloth, which resists the
wind, cold and moisture. ?
Men's.Patrick Mackinaws are .
BiMlar'''
NOW IS THE TIME FOR
MACKINAW COATS I
Crisp, Chilly Fall Days,
raw Autumn drizzles, the
swirling snow and sleet of
late December?it's all fun
for the Out-Door Folks, the
Biger-than-Weather Crowd.
Young or Old, You'r Big
ger-than-Weather in a genu
ine patrick. (Folks call them
Patricks, because patrick is
the pat name for Mackinaw.)
rare

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