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Consolidated 87
io'PCMtottlce at Fairmont.
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, SUBSCRIPTION BATES
f.Dcllvered by Carrier
ftt one month, .."payable month
ft.': ; $.45
By Mall
y/-''one" month ."iS
yjSfoUEtjnO&Uw }"92
?yj. six-months 1-jJ
lI??ub?erlD^loan? pnyabio In ad'v'anca.
isVhen-asking 'or ctuuwe In address
aSglve oia as well as now address.
FREE SCHOOL BOOKS.
StSe queation of providing free text
joooksianow being very widely discuss
[e&all'over the state, and tlie eldtor ot
thfcwest Virginian can vers- well Jay
'some modest claim to the advancement
discussion throughout this sec
tion of the state, sinco he has given |
fiSrftyrUie publicity to the matter, inak
"Sijit.a live campaign issue during the
ast campaign.
Ji^do.not believe the coming legis-1
tire" will afiopt free school books,
mm ere was not enough ropresen- j
a??tl?es ejected with that promise made !
j|3ftho people, but the start has been
Hade and the free school book question
jj^jJJb'ecomc the Issue in many other'
counties, and wherever It is understood
SvlTlTtie- app roved.
[West Virfelniu needs to take tills pro
Ressivo step. Tills state needs the
moral stamina to throw off forever the
ifiackles ot tho School Book Trust by |
iriutTng lior.own school books, ellmln- j
itirfg tiie graft and bringing the cost'
Jown to fair figures. All of tills will
Selpithe cause of education and start1
'' " industry within our own borders
t'iSvill j?ive employment to a small
jrm'yiof employes.
* fife -Huntington Herald-Dispatch, j
,?..jays awake to watch for the advance j
fijjrogresslvemeasures and always alert i
enough to help push tliem along, adds'
Mefwelglito? its endorsement to the |
god cause after the following manner: !
^'''^he';'Who'ellng Intelligencer, in dis- j
^sffig,,t;ihjg ?proposal for tree test!
jooksA eh_dorse3 ? the proposlton. but'
imak^a1 tbe'point thnt, for reasons of del-,
SS^ tei|ibo'oks should I" t'rw.to nil. <
LriferetcSfllie no objection 'o thIS plan.
terpense^ ot paying ? ?'.? books
would come from the tax p-iyers of the'
^atate according to their property as
vSess'fflrats^iit the.' wealthier posplo of!
??gtate-want to'lncludc themselves in i
[tji^^nerai'gratuity, rather tlinn draw j
ifflajmjii with'families who are unable j
to provide; :tbere can be .no objection,
ismc?ftTO^tfdoption of this plan would
ffier&^mgan'tin an approximate sense
9^^toM$6t;paye%?l|e'fiuted for their
IS^^textptiooks rather than pay for
^tliem^direcUy/out of their own pockets.
n'arefcantbe no nicety of equalization
j^any.'events.SbT'the main thing to be
sought is the enactment of a law which
wifijguarantee for every child of school
fijpwe'at Virginia the same test
bot>ks ar.d the same opportunities that
lejgH^other child will possess. The 1
feffiteroweB it tc -rery man that his i
cbildron shall not be permitted to grow
roj^jin; illiteracy, and it owes to the chil-.
gSrenjif as ? itB wards, that they shall be
jpermitted, if ambitious, to secure an
feeciucation and rise front poverty and j
obscurity.
fi^The State of West Virginia ought to
Bjnake.'it'physically possible for every
^^&&toTsecure at least the rudiments
gopfearnlng. With this possibility es
g&lt8h'ed,"ah adequate compulsory at
ftendance law should be rigidly onforc
^jyC^BllUBBBA R D."
le original "Bluebeard," who sug
__Jfed-jsito: Perrault the idea for tho
story ,which shocked children for
'"'"^^generations, was Marshal Giles
-tval, Signeur de Rotz, who was
Sited1 for his crimes on this date.
|a8;;in 1440. Owing to the color
Bifacial adornment, which was
Ij'ofj'a; bluish shade, the murderer
Kiidreji became known as "Barbe
ll,"' or "Bluebeard." In Ills young
hood he was a gallant soldier in
jjsrvice of the French monarch. Ho
{ited Immense estates, and for a
8
pflFHE
SMOKES
<?
Blve Him a De Luxe Box of
?
Quality Cigars
Smoking ds his pleasure, you
?please'.him greatly when
^present him a box of our
ptee*. Cigars._ You couldn't
better present, or
fvwill show*your thought
nMB^esteem .In - a better
,^fdr.;;<j"ur cigajs are of fine
oma,;inost delicate bouquet
Jd^Mine mild, medium or
jorig,i-Just as lie may prefer
^T&(|l'.<IO.per box up, accord
PANE'S
s?aaife.sfel
^UchtBlcrtKlfandJheartsT?of?i^liU4ren
wereused. Obscene ceremonies of an
litdeacriatle character were "Impiiteid'
to do Retz. and before he was finally
apprehended and strangled be is said
to have slain hundreds of children,
mostly girls, of from ?lght to eighteen
years of age. The court records de
clare that he had eighty victims In one
community and forty-six In another.
EDITORIAL PAGE
WHO'8 WHO IN THE WAR.
DE WETl
Luke Mclmke
(From Cincinnati Enquirer.)
L-^_? ? ?' ? v
Many, a k^lsomlner and painter
takes a look at Fried iWife'Srlace and.
State Editors
A desire to avoid work is often
manifested in a determined search
for a government job.
Buck Kilby and Jasper Ellington
are not friendly. "Give Jasper a cow
and Lake Michigan," said Buck yes
terday. "and he could supply the
world with milk."
As we understand the President's
mossage, business may rest easy for
a time. Until it recovers from the
injuries already Inflicted, no further
assaults on it aro planned .
Thank God for the intrinsic noble
ness of the human heart! Battered
and blown by the winds of doubt, dis
ease and pestilence, the heart of man
struggles to attain perfection of love
and expression, through the very ob
stacles that beat it back.?Charleston
Gazette.
TRY THE FARMER.
Hardly a week passes but that one i
reads of a state law being declared un
constitutional. If these little single
barreled lawyers can't make laws that
will stand the test why not give the ;
farmer or editor a chance??Preston
News.
A city ordinance to stop petty gam
bling in the billiard halls indulged by
the growing boys would not be amiss.
?Parkersburg Dispatch-News.
THE MOUNTAINS, THE
SKIES AND THE PRICES.
Stealing softly In the Independent
oditorial rooms like the friendship of
a Southern zephyr, Editor Calvin
Price, of the Times of this city, paid
his respects to the now editor of this
paper Saturday evening.
It is pleasant to come from the gory
political fields of the state and to re
turn from the cotton panic "way jown
South," and cast one's lot in these
highlands of West Virginia, where the
mountains drink the emerald and the
azuro from the skies, and the skies
kiss the mountains and paint the
blushes for the lassies and provoke
the laughter of the lads, and where
the honored price family aro the salt
of the earth?William Price, retired
veteran of the pulpit and historian
of the county; Andrew Price, poet
of the highlands and sometimes hum
orist, as' well as temporarily on Un
do Sam's payroll; Calvin Price, barn
with the ink In his hair, elect journal
ist and de luxe printer; Dr. Norman
Prlco, president of the county court
and a fine fellow, but stumbling
around in Democratic darkness, doom,
despair, delirious doubt; his brother,
Dr. Jim, flower of the flock, saved
by grace, liallelujahing around In the
Republican amen corner and singing
stars for his crown?and all the rest
of the family "from the old house to
the kitchen."?Pocahontas Independ
ent.
After you have his description of
it. the most, difficult thing is to un
derstand why tho owner of the house
wirftes to sell it.
Gen. Christian Rudolf de Wet, who
n as recently captured by Gen. Botha's
forces after leading a short-lived and
futfle rebellion, is sixty years old. Dur
ing the South African war Gen. De
Wet wa3 the hero of many dashing
and brilliant exploit', and to the end
of the war be evadol all British plans
to effect his capture This time he
lacked popular support, however, and,
with all his former friends refusing as
sistance or a place cf refnge, ho was
speedily hunted down by tho forces of
his former-comrade-in-arms, Gen. Bo
tha. At tho outbreak of the present
war nobody doubted De Wet's loyalty I
to the South African Onion, and it was
oven stated that ho had offered to lead
i- South African force to Europe. Gep.
D eWet's rebellion, whatever its mo
tive, was based 011 tragically false pre
mises. Not many years ago ho was the
idol of all the Boors, and the object of
c nation's hero worship. Doubtless he
believed that lie had but to say the
word, and all his countrymen would
rise In revolt. lie spoke the word, but
the hearers remained apathetic and
unmoved. Under the Union govern
ment they had known greater liberty
and prosperity than ever before, and
tho n-volt foil flat, and left Its leader
r fugitive. As one of the signers of
1 lie treaty of Voreeniging, Gen. Da
Wet pledged his loyalty to the British
flag, and since then lie lias been a
member of the Orango Colony lcg'si
lature and has held office under the
British Crown as minister for agricul
ture. During the Boor \yar De Wet
was hailed as the ablest guerilla chief
tain In history. The raids of his fly
ing columns wero (he despair of the
foe. and on one occasion Gen. Do Wet
almost succeeded in n scheme to take
Gen. Kitchener a prisoner.
| Best Stories.
SUCH A HAT I
As usual, the road was "up." and so I
was part of the street, for that mo"?r
But it takes more than "this to keep
i Mrs. Bargain-hunter at home. Her
two children comfortablv enBConced l
the perambulator, she sailed down the
yawning 'street.
"Oh, what a darling of a $uck of a
sweet hat!" she murmured. And. leav
ing the perambulator, she ?lked to
! the shop window for a closer look. Ab
sorbed In that darling of a hat, she
eazed at it all unconsclouB of the fact
that the perambulator had rolled away
into a trench, until at last sho was
Vakened from her blissful dream b>
the gruff voice of a workman.
"Say. missus," he said "d'yer want
these kiddies any more? Cost were,
just going to fill the hole up!
HIS counterpart.
Another poet has been getting into,
?difficulties, and so, of course, ever)',
body who is anybody is laughing at j
him That's the great thing about be-,
ing a poet -vou're always amusing
people.
He has recently been blessed with a
son and, in a moment of parental
pride and poetic fervor, dashed oil a
poem singing the praises of the lUtlo
stranger. It was accepted and pub
Hslied in a magazine with a huge clr
CUHis bosom pal. Hopkins, was Prof"se
In his congratulations. Judge hia 1,or
when half an hour later the poe
dashed into his room again, pale, faint
^""What on earth's tho matter, my
^"Look-took for yourself!" ^spe(l
the unhappy bard. "The IlrBt
Ihouid read". , 'My son! My pygmy
counterpart'.'" ,
Hopkins took the magazine and
""'?My non! My pig, my counter
part!'"?Exchange.
Just Smiles
ahi the bridegroom.
Mr. McVerne, an attractive and
handsome man. belongs to one of the
oldest families In the city, being thc
second son of Mr. and Mrs. Bartram
McVerne, of Millvillo Place. He is a
graduate of Mt. Pleasant academy, a
member of tho leading clubs and a
general favorite. As a groom Mr. Mc
Verne never looked better "tan 'n
his wedding garb, which consisted^of a
black suit, beautifully cut In the latest
style with tie and shoes to match. On
his bosom listened his only ornam?^
in exquisite heart-shaped pin set witn
diamonds and opals, a gift of the bride
! The ceremony took place in the living
iroom under a rose bower, to which
Dlace the groom proceeded, supporting
his mothe?. and followed by the ush
r? Thero he wns met by the bride
and her attendants. The ushers n,
their attractive attire gave an added
charm to the scene. Mr. VV m. Stalman,
a brother of the bride, wore ?. brown
suit with accessories to match. Mr.
I uther Starr wore gray with a ciei
blue tie. Mr. Cecil Wentlng wore dark
blue with cream hose and tie and Mr.
Holland Grosner wore light tan wit]
green accessories.?New Castle (Pa.)
News.
SPEAKING OF LONG SERMONS.
Rev mil Yokum will preach at this
place'from Friday until Sunday and
perhaps longer.?Hazel Green ( y.)
Herald.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION.
Q?Where did the prodigal son live
rIA??Probably in Mexico City.
q what two magazines have
most extensive field?
A. "Outdoors and The
^ qT?-What Is tho wickedest town in
tho United States?
a Sodom, Ohio. ?
q.?'What is meant by "throwing
money to tha birds?
A.-An amateur trying to raise poul
trq!?Name two prominent capitals in
this country.
Q.?What is the favorite game now
being played by the crowned heads of
Europe?
A.?Passing the buck.
ConnellBvllle News.
THE RUBAIYAT OF THE LOAFER.
My gal, my ease, my booze
Ketch on?
A Jug, a loaf, and youse.
iohn GETS THE START OF LAFE.
Jeweller Late Major went to Chicago
Thursday'morning to purchase a supply
?fJhe?wedller JotaF. Winger went toChl
(111.) Leader. '
Current Comment
SIGNIFICANTLY8ILENT. ?,'%
late-making powers.
These powers were given to the com
mission by Congress in 1910. They
were first used at that time In vetoing
new tariffs proposed by the railroads
of official classification territory. It
was then ashed to reopen the case and
refused.
When after three years the 5 per
cent, advance in tariffs came up it was
i suspended, and in November of last
year hearings were begun. They last
ed all through the winter. They were
j followed by a week of argumnt early
last May. This was followed by SO
days of deliberation, after which, or on
July 29, an uncertain decision was
handed down which left the carriers
Just about where they were before.
Next day war broke out In Europe,
and on Sept. 15 the carriers asked for !
a rehearing because of conditions
made worse by the war, and this is
still undecided.
This rate case in general has been
before the commission over three
years, without result. It has been In
particular before the commission over [
one year, without definite result. With
all tho facts In hand and with railroad
earnings seriously affected by the wa
I. the commission after three months
Is still deliberating.
Was it the purpose of Congres in
the act of 1910 to make railroad rates
unchangeable except downward? This
is not the understanding or the inter
est of tho country. Railroad condi
tions change and rates should be elas
tic enough to change with them. If
the commission cannot exercise Its
new powers accordingly, it Is not a fit
body to have them.?New York World.
JEALOUS ARIZONA.
Apparently envious of the notoriety
which California recently acquired.
Arizona has finally managed to pass
an employment law which may bp
found to conflict with our treaty with
Italy.?Chicago Herald.
TEACHES TO MUCH.
The German Governor of Antwerp
has put a ban on the circulation of
Belgian ruins. That impressive object
lesson appears to be teaching too
much.?Springfield Republican.
NOT UNLIKELY.
" Perhaps the censor has made It nec
essary for King George to go to France
in order to got a little news of the
war.?Philadelphia Inquirer.
A GOOD START.
"He offers me aplatonic affection."
"Well, take it. A platonic affection
often leads to the real thing."?Pitts
burgh Post.
Vera Cruz Cost
U.S. $500,000
ITEM CONTAINED IN URGENT DE
FICIENCY BILL EVOKES CAUS
TIC CRITICISM.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 25.?An ur
gent deficiency bill was passed by the
House carrying 54,730,905, including
$554,371 to cover unexpected expens
es incurred by the army as a result
of tho occupation of Vera Cruz. Dur
ing the debate Republican Leader
Mann attacked the administration's!
Mexican policy.
"This bill," he said carries a hair
million dollars to pay tho expenses
of our troops at Vera Cruz, sent there
to obtain a salute of 21 guns which
has not yet been given."
.
Fight on Literacy
. Test Will Succeed
f
. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.?After con
ferring with President Wilson, Sena
tor Lewis went to the Senate and an
nounced that he would offer an
amendment to strike the literacy test
Bection from the immigration bill.
Senator Lodge, who favors the liter
acy test, moved at once to postpone
consideration of the measure.
Senator Lewis sa.id at the White
House that he would consult with
Senator O'Gorman, of New York, and
other opponents of the literacy test
and attempt to determine how the
Senate stands on the question. Ha
said the bill contains nothing of im
portance except the literacy tost.
It seems now that the bill will be
sidetracked^ after Christmas and lost.
A majority of. the Senate favors it,
but the leaders do not care to embar
rass President Wilson by forcing him
to use his veto power on it.
Peace Agents Work
In Russian Court
CHICAGO, Dec. 23.?rA Petrograd
dispatch to the News says:. >,
"Well informed persons, are alarmed
at.the .TGe"rman influence in court and
and Germany should be at -war. They
Bay that their governments have been
friendly for many centuries and that
from a humanitarian point of view
the terrible sacrifice of life must be
stopped by an early peace.
"This propaganda seems to have
had a certain success among the court
women."
Constable's Slayer
Gives Himself TJp
CHARLESTON, Dec. 23.?In a state
great deal of ability and was entering
,\- Jarrell, alleged slayer of a consta
I bio and a 9-year-old boy at Oakley, sur
I rendered late yesterday, to the author
1 ties of Boone county and was Pj?'ed 'n
jail at Madison. Constable Silas F. |
Nance was killed Instantly in a revol- 1
ver duel with Jarrell. whom he attempt
ed to arreBt.
Bullets from Jarrell's revolver are
said to have struck Henry Ratclifte,
aged 9, Mrs. Josephine Winesand Belle
Adams. Ratclifte died late yesterday.
The women are wounded seriously, it
is reported. Jarrell, sentenced to serve
six months for "pistol toting/ was pa
roled recently by Governor H. D. Hat
field.
Young LawyerWell
Known Here is Dead
Mr. C. H. Smoot Is in receipt of a
message announcing the death of his
nephew, J. Roy Hammond, which oc
curred yesterday at a hospital In Cum
berland. following an operation.
Mr. Hammond is known to a ^umb
of young people of this city, who will
regret sincerely his death.
The deceased was about -4
age and had recently completed hts law
course at the University ? Virginia,
and had settled in his home town, Oak
land, Md., for the practice of his pro
fession. He was a young man of a
Hamnurd is a sister of Mr-Smoot
upon a promising career as a W"
He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs.
C S. Hammond, of Oakland. Mrs.
Hammond is a sister of Mrs. Smoot
The funeral arangements have not
been completed. Mr. and Mrs. Smoot
will probably attend the funeral.
Portugal Province
Invaded by Germans
^Orvl/S, Dec. 23A-The
Germans have again invaded Angola.
Portugese West Africa. The fact was
announced in the Chamber of Depu
ties bv Minister o! Colonies, who sal
that the Germans had made a fresn
attack on military post at Naulila,, m
Angola. The commander of the poBt.
the minister stated, had only a ?al
force of men and retreated in order to
obtain reinforcements.
Frisco's Fruits to N. Y.
By the Panama Canal
"VfiRSSRfflSw. Bee. 23 -
The first cargo of fruit combustibles
ever carried from San Franclsco to
New York under refrigeration through
the Panama Canal left San Francisco
early today and on the American Ha.
wlaan liner Ohloan. This shipment
which includes thousands of boxes of
apples and nearly a th?usand cratcs
of celeiv is part of an experimental
nature find the outcome is considered
by fruit and vegetable producers to
bo of vHal Importance.
The Senate Confirms
Wheeling's New P.M.
BWASmNGTON, Dee. 23.?The sen
ate today confirmed appointment of
W W lrwln, of Wheeling, to be post
master at Wheeling, W. Va.
Col. Goethals Arrives
For Talk With Wilson
%rCYORK;rl3.-Col George
W. Goethals, governor of the canai
zone reached New York-today aboard
the steamer Panama, on his way to
Washington, where it.-is said, ^he w
discuss with President Wilson
cent request for warships to anforce
the neutsallty of U. S.t If necessary in
the canal zone and guard the entrance
to the canal.
?oulwllllbetabltltolftml them In cur line of
,, i
Pay us a visit before buyyllng.
OPEN OF EVENINGS.
"That Totally Different Shop."
Tailor, Clothier and Furnisher . . 107
[N worldly possessions Franklin was poorCTitKm
you. But he had determination. He
because lie lived with prudence and foresight.
What About Your Future?
'Can yon look forward to better thing*? If not, yon Ye not
baiMis&rl|ht. YouH sot enjoy a real lire liuuTaprofytct.
Provide for your later years?prepare foremergendSjJj
A bank account is the rock upon which 'every success
ful career has been built.
Let us explain what an account here means in .bnrijjjfl
ing success ideas in you, and in strengthening yjjKj
credit, confidence ana respect among your friends, -
LITTLE BOBBIE'S PA
By William F. Kirk
Sura of us club ladies lias a new Idee,
sed Ma to Pa last nlte.
How wundreful, sed Pa, Jest to think
that you deer old gals talk the time
onst in a while to git a new idee, it is
truly refreshing, sed l'a, it scums like
a leat out of a story book. Well, sed
Pa, spill the idee, spill it.
I wish you wuddent use that sporting
page slang In front of Ilttel Bobbie so
much, sed Ma. Well, 1 will tell you
what the idee Is. & all of us gurls ex
pect our husbands to help us carry it
out. We have made up our minds that
we are all going anywhere on the city
streets , at nlte without .a escort if one
husbands happen to be nt thare lodges
or clubs.
Well, well, sed Pa, is that the Idee?
That is the Idee, sed Ma, & I am
sure it is a sensibel idee. Think of
the thousands of wlmraen that stay in
the house nites, sed Ma, wen thare
husbands Is too busy to talk them
anyware. They stay in thare hoams
beekaus of the old, foolish noshun that
a respecktabel woman wuddent go out
alone at nlte. What do you think of the
idee? J
Well, sed Pa, I dont know. Thare
are so many of the old noshuns & old
fashhuns getting the It. O. punch
these days that I am newer a bit sur
prised wen I hear of sum new fad.
But 1 must say, sed Pa, that this idee
Is a llttol moar sane than sum of the
latest fads. I cant seem to think of
any good reason why a good woman
cant go on an erand or go calling on a
nabor without a escort. If she wants
to talk the chance. I shall malk no
objeckshun to the new skeem, sed Pa,
& shall talk to my gentlemen friends I
accused and convicted of stealing the
cow and was sentenced to one year
and was about to go to the peniten
tiary when a delegation of friends
arrived bearing a statement from the
owner of the cow that the animal's
skeleton had been found on his farm.
Oov. Hays at once issued a pardon for
Kennedy.
THE IDEAL GIFT TO EVEERY MEMBER'.OF'THKR
' Men's Leather;.
Sllppert, m o ? .t
complete aaaort
irieiit at $1.25,
$130; *2.00, $2.50.
Get Did a pair.
Evening Slip
pera ? all colon
?Satin ?Frenoh
Kid and Patent
kid $3, $4, $4.60.
Hoalei
ora?Sill
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