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(SFMRMOM, H.fA. 0?r Preparedness For Belated Stoppers ' we know that there are hundreds of people who muit p wjr;#hopplng within the last day or two before Christmas. ufflfrallWknow that ihis fact is not due to lack of consideration neglect or want of forethought, but because of clr Ijnrt^cea that are beyond the control of these buyers. ^BORTAGE of CHRISTMAS Stocks HERE IflS^OUR 80N A MAN? KHRI8TINE TERHUNE HER [CK*;Author^ of "My Boy and I," [jicolMother U.cd to Make," etc. 355uJ?ppreclate the fact that your [fits,,grown up? houflh the buying has been so brlik within the lait few days. We ^^7tsken good care that su ch customers will have plenty to ?e Jrom right up to the last minute. Of course, some things can be duplicated but there will be plenty of gift things that are active, useful' and accep table. Ji limple Gifts that W ill Add Attractiveness and fort to Homes Where~You Wish Your Good ??yr. Will to be Known. Handsome Cut Glass Pieces. Gifts every woman appreciate!. Japanese Hand Painted China, from the Land of Nippon. ^Pln6 Stationery of all kinds; and at all prices. ^Handsome and Reliable Traveling Bags and Suit Cases. |*Bj&room and Boudoir Slippers; the best shoes'to be had any SsgSP ;*Bathrobes, House Coats, Shirts and Ties for Men. ^Handkerchiefs In great variety at attractive prices. ftfooks'for Old and Young. A large selection. j Beautiful Blankets; theyare attractive and so useful. ^peco^tlve Odds and ends, Including Sweet Grass Baskets, fJVases, Ink Wells, Trays, Clocks, Lamps, Mirrors, Work Baskets, iJWaste Paper Baskets, Fruit Baskets and Jardinieres. |vCyv>Wafsts, Lingerie, and many other articles too numerous to ^mention here. Oriental Rugs?A Sale You Cannot Get Them Elsewhere. You Cannot Get Them at Our Prices. ifc We have, afforded a new sort of Christmas Gift for many Shornes, selected by givers frcm the finest lot of Genuine Oriental Rugs iEVER SEEN IN FAIRMONT JSfer. B&y These^.are exceedingly handsome Rugs. They are, as every SooeJiSBws^yvery durable and desirable. This is a splendid op Ip'ortu'nity to make a Royal Christmas Present of a Genuine Ori |}snSiil?RuB?something every woman will appreciate. "'Call tomorrow and see this handsome collection of Oriental Wugi-J Only two days to buy. |W?Want More Little Girls to Come and Sketch ItKe Handsome Doll that Some Little Girl is t6 Get Thursday Evening-. WOMEN AND THE HOME Of courso, you know that he's no longer a child?he can't wear "youth's size" in clothing any more, and he has had a latchkey for years. , He goes to see the girls and even smokes a pipe. All the same, while you acknowledge If He Smokes .You can count on pleasing him most by selecting his favorite ?lid from among our stock of fr esh, perfect cigars. Popular prices ?Wfc* TV * ithe box?expressly wrapped fo r the holidays. . ??? Topular brand,?Reasonable Prices JFrbmW.OO to $6.00 the box. I0UNTAIN CITY DRUG COMPANY Opposite Court Home Makes Shell To Throw White Hot Molton Steel At the same time there are certain matters in which he is no longer your [ little hoy. It might be a good thing for you and his father both to try to recollect how you felt when you were the age the lad is now. Let me see; it's twenty-four, isnt' it? Do you re member when you were twenty-four? j Your husband asked you to marry ; him the day after his twenty-third I birthday and you had been a wife six ! weeks when you were twenty-two | years old. Come to think of it, this | boy?the first baby?was born before I tiw i-nre twenty-four and your litis ! band was only a little oyer twenty-live. | Do you, either of you, think your boh has age enough or cense enough to marry? "Why, he is only ? boy!" you say. ! Mr. Father, do. you recall how indig nant. "on were when your father said j that "fc'Mit you when you told him you 1 m""-' *i get married? ) Of course the children are alwavs i children so far as we parents arc ctfS ; cerned, but they don'', feel it any more i than we did at their age. ] Your boy is under the impression j that, as he is in Ills twenty-fifth year, has been supporting himself for some tlmo. is doing woll ir. busines, has senso enough to manage his own af fairs, there is no reason why you .should try to tell him how to run his I work. Ho doesn't like to be informed ithat he ought to cut down taking a girl to the theatre now and then anil save ;hls money. Ho doesn't enjoy bolntr | railed to account when ho comes in ! lato at night after a convivial but per j/eclly innocent evening with his friends. I "Oh, of course. I know the .boy is fill right," you say apologetically. "He ?hasn't a really bail habit to his namo. But I want to see him take care of 111? I money and cut out associates that I won't help him on anl give lip all these foolish pranks of 'j,V Dearly beloved parents. If the hoy felt as you do ho wouldn't bo a bej el all?ho'd be a staid old party?such as you are. The foolish pranks are doing him all the good in the world, so long as they aro nothing worse than foolishness. When lie has learned what an ass he can make of himself on slight provocation, he has got hold of one of the biggest pieces of wisdom in the world, and it will do him more good than all the experience of ills elders. If you haven't thought, of this beforn. I ctop, and think of it now. Your bnv j has got to make himself, you can^ j make him, and the sooner you find j this' out and put It into practice the | better for all of you! NEW PROJECTILE GIVES OFF DEADLY GAS TO PREVENT FIGHTING FIRE. NEW MISSILE MAY SOON BE USED IN THE EUROPEAN WAR BY BELLIGERENTS. GLOUCESTER, Mass., Dec. 23.?A new type of procjectlle which would scateri molten steel over the object of attack, and at the same time permeate the atmosphere with a deadly hydro cyanic acid gas which would make it impossible for fire lighters to approach, has ben Invented by John Hays Ham mond, Jr., accordnlg to a statement made by the inventor last night. The new missile may soon appear In the European war, as some of the bel itgorent nations are now negotiating for Its purchase, he said. The United States Government is conducting ex periments with it at Sandy Hook, he added. Mr. Hammond explained that It car ries an aluminothermlc mixture, which, ilvc seconds after the projectile is dis charged, turns the steel inside to a white hot liquid at a temperature of 5400 degrees Fahrenheit. When the projectile hits the target, the inventor said, It explodes, setting fire to whatever nlllammable material it strikes. There are moments Jn a married man's life when he has to rock a baby when he -would rather stone it And What Are You To Give Him? } If you have not, as yet, decided ! by no means let today or tonight go by without making a visit to L. this store. You are assured of finding the things Men Like Most-Practical gifts of quality the same high grade thathe is ac customed to buying each day in the year for himself, and the ISEMAN label on the box or ar ticle is a guarantee of style and quality that he, himself, has long demanded. _ Suits, Overcoats, Balmacaans, f Mackinaws, Shoes, Shirts, Un- < g derwear, Umbrellas, Canes, , I Gloves, Handkerchiefs, 'Collars, ! ' Neckwear, Bath Robes, Suit a Cases, and Traveling Bags of all | Kinds * i 3 The Leading Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher-Main Strreet Come in Tonight-We will Help you Make Your Selections mm mm ???? .jjgs? Services Close At Mannington MORGANTOWN,. \V. V., Dec. 23.? The three weeks special meetings in tiie Presbyterian cliurcli closed Sun day with a union meeting in the even ing. tho Baptist and Methodist church es uniting with the Presbyterian church in a scrvico of farewell to Rev. Birch. There were over 500 people present at this service, and the Inter est manifest was a splendid testimony of the spirit among the churches of Mannington. Chester Birch, who followed Rov. Paul J. Slonaker in the meetings, is a man of groat experience in evangelis tic work, having been associated with all the great evangelists of our day. He takes great pride in the fact that lie always trots square with bis audi onces, and never takos advantage of, nor embarrasses them. He is one evangelis who takes lio account of numbers in ? a meeting. During his stay of seventeen days here lie never once mentioned th number of converts or decisions in any meeting he ever held. Rev. Birch made many warm friends while with us and our town showed their appreciation of his services by the offering they gave him, which amounted to $294.04. Rev". Birch was highly pleased with his offering and with the spirit manifested in these meetings, and when asked if he would return In answer to a call for further meetings, be quickly said "yes, sir!" The pastor and people of the Pres byterian church wish to express their appreciation of tlie cooperation of the other churches in Manningtont which was one thing that characterized the meetings. Sale ofN. Y.Yankees. Has Been Annonced CHICAGO, Dec. 23.?President Ban Johnson, of the American League, an nounced officially tonight that the New York American League club had been sold to Col. Jacob Ituppert,' Jr., and Capt. T. L. Huston, sf New York. The negotiations which have kept tho baseball public alive with Interest for j the past couplc of weeks were finally terminated successfully at a special meeting of the league hero today. Further than to state that the In terests of Frank Fan%ll, W. S. Devery, Tom Foley and A. Elkus, who had In their possession every share of the club stock, had been taken over en tirely by tho new owners, Johnson would not commit himself. The terms and conditions for the present will ref main a secret. Johnson did say, how ever, that a new manago.r satisfac tory to the now owners had heen elect ed and that his colleagues had guar anteed to their latest associates tho five sterling players upon -whom Messrs. Ituppert and Huston insist ed. The names of all six, Johnson refused to divulge. Johnson promised that a full public announcement of the transaction would be forthcoming tomorrow. Not the least prominent member, of the day's conference was Manager McGraw of the New York Giants. His' If you want the BEST S GRATE COAL telephone^ to McCOY COAL COMPAQ delivery guaranteed. ' > Phones: Offlc? Bell 129 Consol. 128 Mine: Bell 788Ji - .V., appearance unexpectedly In the after noon created a mild sensation. Mc Graw announced.that he came to Chi cago for the purpose of trying to se cure Third Baseman Lobert of the Phillies. A girl may forget to go on without hor jacket, but slie never forgets her coat of talcum powder. Leopold^ Have It If its for a Christmas Present or if you'are^jbuy^ ing for Yourself, at our store you'll find Bet'te^tu* ity, combined with low prices. Silk Neckwear 25c, 50c, 75c; $t;C Hosiery, Silk and Lisle 25c ana'55 Silk Hose and Tie . $1!(^ Suspender Sets 50c, House Coats and Bath Robes, $4.00 to $9.00 House Slippers $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50 Fur Caps $2.00to$6.00 Fur Gloves $1.00 to $6.00 Dress Cloves $1.00 to $2.5G waajMr1 And many other articles of value and use For Better Clothes . Fairmont Our Christmas stock of Potted Plants has arrived and is the most gorgeous sight imaginable. We have been fortunate in grow ing great numbers of Poinsettia of unusualsize and color?the price is within the reach ofall. We also have half a car load of Aza lias, Begonias, Cyclamen, Narcissus and Ferris, at prices from 50c up. Cut Flowers for the Holidays will be plentiful and reasonable in price?Roses, Carnations, Lily-of-the-Valley, Narcissus, Violets, Daisies and American 'Beauties. PHONE YOUR ORDER; WE'LL DO THE REST. _ a HAYMAN GREENHOUSE COMPANY IF lTOON hotel BLDCi.