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H. ??? DAILY EXCEPT SUXDAtMH gprtfltlM Mil Pubiiihlng gompan*. "8|L __ JtM Treasurer. Publication Office, Monroe Street L. 0. BOOM. Htm dm Editor. A. RAY MAPEUt Advertising Manager. C. V. REDIC, Circulation Manager TELEPHONES Dept. | Circulation Doou | Editorial Dept. 260 I 0111 1M Con*. 250 | Bill M Cons. 97 Foreign Advertising Representative, ROBERT E. WARD. Brunswick Bld*.fJvew aorJt """ Advertising Bid#.. Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATE8. r carrier) 46c per month. payable monthly BY MAIL. j month..4ol Dally, six months IL50 \ too* months 1.001 Dally, one year i.00 subeenpuous payable in advance. f for change In addreas give old as well as new at the Postofflce at Fairmont. West Virginia, i ulass matter. DNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 15, 1916. Jfairmont spirit wins. community bpuu has.beuittU another I uecisive victory on tiie batueueld of progress. The T^Whptel project has gone over on schedule tlmo. k seemingly impossible task has been finished in a man* at agaln brings to light the splendid community prevails in our city. When the hotel cam* JfwM; started it was the intention to erect a ?3U0, ptructure, and this seemed quite an undertaking-? ^ie result was wonderful. Not only has sufficient been forthcoming to assure Fairmont a $3UU,U00 il, but the success of the campaign was so marked t, with the aid of a generous oiler from Senator Wat Fairmont, Is to have a $350,000 hotel. Who cays an't do things in Fairmont once the ball is started. j|original proposition was this: Senator "Watson ;Jtn& bis associates agreed to subscribe $200,000 to the "BrSfihotel proposition, providing the $100,000 was raised from other sources. Last night when it was found that the 1X00,000 would be forthcoming, Senator Watson made he^wing generous offer: If $10,000 more was raised on^gwwd; subscriptions, he would see that $40,000 Mltlonal was raised, and thus assure a $350,000 hotel jgffijty. The offer was accepted and before the lUtoM adjourned last night over half of the addl $10,000 was subscribed and the rest was in sight, bat there can be no hitch now to prevent Fairmont lihavlngian adequate hotel, a hotel such as has long needed and which will do much (or the general ?rltyt'ot jhe community. j The work of Senator Watson In the hotel campaign ' brings to light the fact that he Is a man o? high ?pjjrit and a man who Is at all times willing to do his share tor the development of Fairmont, yy, did Senator Watson get the new hotel move der way with his substantial oiler to assure the tllteo of $200,000 but he worked hard during the two npalgn to help tho commltteo get the (100,000 general subscriptions, and then came out with a proppsltion which assured Fairmont of a $350,000 Otel instead of a (300,000 one. Hartley, chairman of the general committee \e Chamber of Commerce, Is due great credit for his ^ln the campaign and for his earnest efforts as head a general committee. To all those who contributed i the success of the campaign great credit is due. In _J4ual and collective community spirit has brought mont that which she needed more than anything iaTjurt 'now?a first class hoteH b new hotel Is but tho first step In an era of local development such as has never before been enjoyed, sfflwhnext few years, if we be good prophets, will bring development in all lines In this community. If e asked when the boom Btarted we can point to ew hotel with prldo and say: "There Is a lasting lonument to the community spirit of our great city and V?f general prosperity in our district started it'imi wriw i VllHiUllAfl?JTi " _ with tho succeeiful. t*o-day, whirlwind campaign to the fuada needed to assure yonder hotel * ~ ' pM THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. WITH only eight more shopping days until Christ* mas and the ground covered with the beautiful white snow, it is only natural that Christmas should be the one big thought of the hour. Those of us who look forward to Christmas as a day of happiness and Joy may have, perhaps, never fully realized that there is another side to the Christmas story. Wo do not perhaps realize that to thousands of good, honest peo ple Christmas is a day of sorrow, disappointment and regret Thousands of little boys and girls will wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa Claus has passed them by; they will see others laden with gifts and they can not understand the discrimination on tho part of the good Saint Nicholas. Thousands of mothers and fathers all over the land will have heavy hearts as they sec the disappointed faces of their little children and realize that on account of the fact that their money is limited they were unable to do for the children on Christmas day what they would have loved to have done. Imagine yourself a father or a mother unable to give one single gift to your beloved children and wish them "A Merry Christmas." You would feel sad, would you not? If you arose on Christmas day to find that the coal supply was low, that the food supply was low, that your pocketbook was empty, it would not hie much of a Christmas? But this is the case in thousands of homes. But suppose you were in the above condition on the birthday of our Savior. And long about 10 o'clock in the morning some charity agent who had collected funds from the more fortunate members of society came to your house and gave you some presents for those little darlings whose eyes were red from the tears of disap pointment because Santa Claus bad not visited your home; gave you a ton or two of fuel; gave you a good, big turkey with some side issues; gave you a little help financially?then Christmas would be more like Christ mas, aud you would be thankful for the good people who have the welfare of the unfortunate at heart, and you would lesolve that if ever you became comfortably flxea you would never fail to contribute to tho Christmas fund for the needy. How often we pass by a representative of a charity organization on the street who is soliciting aid for the needy?pass along without contributing a cent, and then step into a cigar store and purchase a dime's worth of stogies, when a nickel's worth would have been plenty, and the other five cents contributed to charity would have helped to bring haplness and joy to many on Christ mas where it never could have come otherwise. Did you ever stop to consider what a little self-sacri fice in the month of December will do towards making a happy Christmas for the poor? Suppose you spend 20 cents a day for tobacco. If you cut it down to 10 cents a day for the 31 days in the month of December, you would be ,able to contribute $3.10 to making some body happy on Christmas. By cutting out that piece of pie at lunch during December, you could contribute $1.55 to the fund to buy presents for the little children that Santa Claus misses. Your health would be better, too. And if you could see the good your money did on Christmas, see the happiness it brought, you would re solve to do the same thing over the next year and maybe do even better. Do you ride a few blocks to your office every day, when the walk would do you good? Cut it out for a month and give the money you would give to the Traction Company, which has plenty of money any how, to the happiness fund. A ton of coal to the family that needs it will bring more joy and happiness than a diamond ring or an au* tomobile to some person that has an abundance of this world's goods. A half dollar doll will bring more Joy to the poor little girl than the biggest, prettiest, talking doll will bring to the little rich girl. There is much more surprise and happiness in getting some small gift when you expected nothing, could hope for nothing, than there is getting a great big gift that you fully anticipated. And when-you contribute to a fund that will save many~a.home.from a dreary Christmas, you are in keep ing wjtji^the real Christmas spirit. Christ,* Whose birth wo celebrate on December 25, gavo his life to save the world. ?Y CHARLES BROOKS SMITH WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.?Tha ath of Mrs. Anan B. Linnell, wife jj. Linnell, formerly of ngton, which occurred last week at Athens, W. Va., was a great shoe* to her many friends in this city. Fun eral services for Mrs. Linnell were held Tuesday morning at St. James Church at ten in the morning. R. D. McLean, who played the part of Julius Caesar with the Poll Stock Company, and who is one of the lead ing favorites with the Poll Players, is ^BURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE (BY CONDO.) ' SCT OOTSI35E > THBRe AN? NfcCD YoUft Vl)OS "FCSHT H > a West Virginian, known in private life as R. D. Shepherd, of Shepherds town, in that state. Mr. Shepherd, or Mr. McLean, as eh is known to Wash ington audiences, was co-star of Will iam Faversham's two years ago in an all-star revival of Shekespeare^n drama, and is also pleasatnly remem bered in the Capital for'his associa tion with Charles B. Hanford in a revival of Shekespearean plays given here several years ago. At that time Odette Taylor, the former star, and Mr. McLean's wife, was one of the company. Mrs. Lenna Lowe Yost, president for the state of West Virginia, of the W. C. T. U., is in Washington to.at tend the National Constitutional Pro hibition Day, which was celebrated wltli elaborate services on Sunday last. A mass meeting was held at one of the largest theatres in the city In which prominent temperance workers from all parts of the United States took part. Eight state presidents occu pied seats of prominence on the plat form, among them being Mrs. Yost. Many of the temperance representa tives were asked to participate In the services at the various churches on Sunday. Mrs. Yost with Mrs. Jennie L. W. Brooks, of Rhode Island, de livered addresses in the evening at Union M. E. Church. The Women's National Rivers and Harbors Congress which has just end ed its meetings here; placed itself on record in favor of an adequate national defense. The organization 1b pledgea to get a woman on the water-ways commission of each state which has such a commission. Dinner given in its more elaborate form, which seemed to be on the wane except of the small and Informal va riety, in Washington last season, ceems to have come back into more popular use than ever with the open ing of the season. Quite a number or important events of that class are on the tapis for this week. Foremost among the notable functions was a dinner given Tuesday evening by Mrs. Stephen B. Elklns in honor of Cardin al Gibbons, an annual function for a number of years during the life of the late Senator Elklns, and resumed as : such by Mrs. Elklns since she has again taken up social life. The Solicitor General and Mrs. John I W. Davis were among the small party of guests at a dinner given this week by Assistant Secretary and Mrs. Sweet in honor of the Chinese ;Minls tar and Mme. Shah, who expect to re turn to China early in January." ?' Problems affecting cthe mining in dustry of the country, particularly a general revision of the mining laws, i Have you prepared for the Invasion of America by Krijklngle? ' - ?:'[ ???-' ? ? ? This Is the greatest season of the year for dieting check books to ward off obesity. ? ? ? We're also in favor of state-wide prohibition?but of some other state. ? * * There are seven amusement houses in Fairmont, and all of them running full evely night, which shows that weather holds nobody at home except those who have to cross the Monon gahela River bridge. ? * * President Wilson wishes to be called "Doctor" by his relatives. 0. K. How's things, Doc? * i ? The Chicago University football team is already on the gridiron prac ticing for next year. If they wish to play football with the wind blowing across Lake Michigan as It generally does this time of year they're entitled to the honor. ? ? ? Harry Stansbury, realizing that West Virginians are more interested in West Virginia teams than In Ken tucky or Iceland teams has finally notiiled us that the game hero Thanks giving would be between State and Wesleyan. ? ? ? Fairmont has some Are department. ? ? ? Gosh ,a guy must be poverty strick en when he sees the Salvation Army girls standing all day in the snow ringing a small bell and asking for contributions for the poor of the larger cities and walks by without coming across with a nlckle. * * ? We have been reading conflicting reports published by Pittsburgh and other papers so long that we are no longer able to make up our minds whether all Unlontown newspapers are congenital liars or that no one, not even Josh himself, knows the real truth about the Thompson failure and the actual present condition. ? ? ? How about everybody wolklng to work tomorrow and giving the jitney saved to the Salvation Army? ? ? * General Agent Tom Connejl of the Monongahela had a great experience yesterday. Three times on his way down Madison street the pavement flew up and banged him on the chew ing tobacco pocket. ? ? ? "Encouraging," was the news from C. H. Tarleton, Connellsvllle engineer, who broke an ankle late Sunday night He fell from his engine."?Exchange. We don't call that good news. ? * * What good Is a new hotel without a bar? * * * "Train our boys for war!"?Rooso velt. The girls don't need training; it's natural with them. ? ? * It's all right for reporters to chase around In this weather hunting scan dal, provided the Workman's Compen sation Law takes care of them when they take a slide from Tank Hill Into the river, ? * ? New York's busiest corners are at Park Row and Frankfort street, Broadway, and Twenty-third ana Broadway and Forty-second street Fairmont's busiest comers are the ones where the setee stands. ? ? ? As an eighth wonder of the world we suggest Squire Fleming! He can remember Slav and Hungarian names for weeks. [QNT. WEDNESDAY: Great Britain is raising an army to start fighting next spring. We read this over hero in America and believe it. Still, there's one born every minute. ? * ? What shall wo call the now hotel now? ? * * Speaking of the hotel; three cheers for the Thirteen. * ? * Thanks for having the snow swept off the sidewalk by nine o'clock this morning. will be discussed at a meeting of prom inent mining men of the country to be held at tho Raleigh this week under the auspices of the Mining and Metal lurgical Society of America. C. L. Watkins, of West Virginia, is here for a few days, the gufcst of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Watkins. Following on the heels of the an nual convention of the Congressional Union for Woman's Suffrage, which closed here Monday night, the rival national suffrage organization opened Tuesday morning for a week's deliber ation. Hundreds of delegates to tha convention poured into the city since Saturday and Sunday and when Dr. Anna Howard Shaw called the con vention to order in the ball room of the Willarfl delegates from every state were present. Looming large In tho minds of all delegates Is the question Traveling Bags Make Acceptable Gifts Blaek Leather Trareling Bags, laatber lined, 18 ?lie, bras3 look and snap faatenera, $7.60. ,Black and Leaner Traveling Bags, Imitation Wal rus; leather lined, all* IS or 18, M.oo, Other Baga ?3.75 to *16.00. Gifts for the Home Christmas cheer is often best expressed in gifts that give permanent pleasure to all the home folks. Fairmont's Christmas Store is essentially a Home Store and it is a good place to choose Home Gifts. Gifts of Beauty ? in Sparkling JL Cut Glass Compare our prices with prices of other dealers in town. 8% Inch Fruit or Salad Bowls $5 8-inch Comports $4.00 Water Jugs and Glasses ..$15.00 lOlnch Flower Vases $3,50 . ? ... ?? 12-Inch Celery Dishes ....$5.00 Sugar and Cream Sets ....$3.50 Bon Bon Dlehes $240 Gift Hints ni Monongah Cut Glass (Made in Fairmont) Water Sets $1.75 to $4.00 Tea Glasses 75c a set. Salt Sets $1.00 Finger Bowls, each 15c Many other Pieces Composts 90c Sugar and Cream Sets .,>,.$1.00 Water Glasses, each 12'^c 10-inch Flower Vases .? 25c 10c tp $1. If You Will Give China Here Are Values That Will Interest You IMPORTED CHINA FROM NIPPON, BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED. Chocolate Sets, 13 pieces $7.50 Celery Sets, 7 pieces $2.00 Sugar and Cream Sets ?50c to $1.25 Cracker Bowls .-. ? $1.25 What Gifts More Useful than a Handsome Blanket Oregon City Navajo Wool Blankets In beautiful Art Craft designs at $5.00, $6.50 and $8.50. White Wool Blankets with silk bound edges; size 70x80 inches; blue or pink stripea across the ends. Per pair $5.00. " Tea Sets, 15 pieces Cups and Saucers 25c each Nut Sets, 7 pieces $2.00 Other Pieces 25c to $5.00 Gift Perfumes You can talk as you please?a gift of pure perfumes fulflllB the mission of a Christmas gift as well as anything. Where's the woman who doesn't use it? But it must be good. Splendid assortments of the best are here. Toilet Water 75c Perfumes in all size bottles 25c to $2.50 of who will be the next president to succeed Dr. Shaw, who has declared that she will not run again. That ts Dr. Shaw's thirtieth annual suffrage convention, and the tenth, It Is said, over which ahe presided. New York will have the banner delegation. Judg ing from early registration. Among the delegates registered from West Vir ginia are: Mrs. Ellis A. Yost, Morgan town; Mrs. G. Mclhtyre Weaver, Ber keley Springs; Miss Violet Dandridge, Shepherd6town; Mrs. J. E. Cannaday, Charleston; Mrs. William Campbell. Charleston; Dr. Harriett B. Jones, Glendale; Mrs. E. W. Clarke, St. Al bans; Mrs. Frank H. Mass, Hunting ton; Mrs. J. Gale Ebert, Mrs. J. Thom as Feadro and Mrs. Joseph 0. Coch ran, Parkersburg; Mrs. AUie Hay mond, Fairmont; Mrs. Flora A. Will lams and Miss Florence Hoge, of Wheeling, and Mrs. Shirley Ruffner, of Maiden. Gatun Spillway Great Place for Tarpon Fish : (By Associated Press.) PANAMA, Dec. 15.?Fishermen on the Isthmus have completed the or* ganization of the Canal Zone Tarpon Club. It will have a clubhouse of its own not far removed from the Spill The West Virginian ! Assures Delivery to Its Subscribers ! By an arrangement recently made with the West- j ern Union Telegraph Co., The West Virginian j assures the delivery of the paper to every sub- j scriber in the city. j YOU SHOULD NOT MISS A SINGLE ISSUE OF ; THE WEST VIRGINIAN. ; It you are a regular subscriber, and the CARRIER BOY tails to j deliver your paper, you have only to call the Western Union Tele- , graph Co. and tell them you tailed to get the West Virginian, giving ' your name, street and number, and by the time 70S have became j comfortably settled'in your chair," a Western Union measfcnger will i be at your door with your paper. There Is no charge for the me* j acngcr service. The WeatVlrginlanle limply following out its i policy to give Its subscribers the best newspaper service to be had j anywhere. - You want your paper every night and we want you to j have it without tall. i CALL FOR WESTERN UNION?THEY DO I THE REST. j way at Gatun which Is the ?lte of the club members' BDort. Shotrly after the Spillway was com pleted It was found that many large tarpon come up the Chagres river from the sea to food on the fresh -wa ter fish that come over the Spillway from Lake Gatun. Since then this has provided excellent sport for the canal fishermen. One fish weighing more than $ pounds has been taken with rod and line. "I wapt a careful chauffeur?one who takes no chances." "That's me, sir. I require refer ences and salary In advance!" Our Teas are Fine. %? any kind at 40o. | Our Coffees ? ; 15c, 20c, 25c, 30c, 86c, 40c. Chicago Dairy Co. | I TOILET I Requisites FOR CHILDREN'S ' GIFTS. ; Teach children early to use proper toilet ac cessories by giving them ?efined ones. We have Hainty COMBINATION SETS consisting of Perfume, Talcum and Soap. Nice-; 'ly packed and boxed. Three different articles in each box?50c. _____________________ Teacher?Harry, can you tell me rhat animal attaches Itself molt to lan? 39 |MH[I Harry?The bull dog! The two vital profc lems for the;la|t few days of Xroas shopping. Both are answered right to the point when w& say Give Footwear from ShurtleffaSg Wel ton's Store. We are pre pared to serve you prop erly. Plenty of most at tractive footwear for men, women and chil dren.