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^BBStt?5d IMS. Member Aeeoclated Preia. &" '. PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY njfffrtfce Fairmont Printing and Publieblng Company. " W. J. WIEQEL, General Manager. Wfc . 'JAMES C. HERBERT, Acting Editor. A. RAY MAPEL, AdrertU*ng Manager. ||r*: C. V. REDIC, Circulation Manager. ^ Hffii.'C Publication Office, Monroe 8treet. MMWv' r.ux*1'-" . Ei bkbrnwiibv Dept. | Circulation Dept. I Editorial Dept. na. 280 I Bell 1M Cone. 280 I Bell M Cone. W vertlslng Repreeentatlve. ROBERT E. WARD, Bldg., Now York. 123 W. MadUon St. Chleago. ! SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' 1 jjr carrier) 45c per month, payable monthly. month ...$ .40. Dally, six month* ...f&OO le month*. 1.00 | Daily, one year 4.00 rlpUona payable In advance. tins tor chang* In addreva give old aa well a* it the PoetoSlce at Fa'rmont, Weat Virginia, as 3U DONT GET YOUR PAPER CALL "WESTERN UNION." ?rs on our carrier route* (ailing to got The Inian any evening should call "WESTERN state the (act and give name and residence, isenger will deliver a paper to your door at are is no charge to the subscriber (or this The Wost Virginian plans to render to Its s the best nowspaper delivery service pos.his 1b part of the plan. 3 republicanticptT NATIONAL. mt?Charles Evans ilughes'ot New York, 'esident?Charles W. Fairbanks o( Indiana, or?Howard Sutherland ol Randolph. Irst District?Thos. W. Fleming, FairmonL sr, Parkersburg. Harold A. Rltz, Bluefleld. cim a riu.i SkflSBTernor?Ira E. Robinson of Taylor. InTrtffrritl i j or-State?Houston G. Young, of Harrison. HSunrlntendent of Schools?Morris 1'. Shawkey of KaBSnUtor?John S. Darst of Jackson. IBFfT??William S. Johnson of Fayette. Hpner General?E. T. England of Logan. BOmfamlsgloner of Agriculture?James H. Stewart of Senator, Eleventh.District?Charles A. Slnsei, Tayi$ jPleriff?W. H. Veach, Farmlngton. nffpinfiiini TV S. Hamilton, Fairmont. Evfjcpsecuttng Attorney?Rollo J. Conley, Fairmont , County Commissioner?W. P. Mason. Mannlngton. ffpbse Delegates?Geo. W. Bowers, Mannlngton. KSJffWalter Ellason, Fairmont. S. Hutchinson, Union district ig|K*llnrveyop?'Thos. E. Mlnnear, Annabelle, Lincoln Dlst I^JiONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1916. g|j? "America First and America Efficient" rE&OBINSON a vote winner a. nomnairmAW Tn/Irvn Two Pnliinonvt ie oiiwnwin IIMUJIUIgUVl W UVI(jV J.'U AVWAUOVU ! } OUl^liO* jven his best friends. His journey through Bounties in the souther nend of the state ' was perhaps the most successful electionip ever taken in this state when the chardie primary campaign which preceeded it sred. The way in which he has been winfriends of General Lilly must be especially ting to the Democratic newspapers and ic campaign managers whose only hope of t the polls in November is based upon the in that Judge Robinson can not do the larleston Mail's story of the Republican >'s visit to the Bluefield fair contained the passage: iterday afternoon at the fair near Blueind later In the town of Bramwell he was luously surrounded by Republicans of all i of life. eH attended the fair, at which than 1,000 persons paid admission, toir with Col. Dave Lilly, brother of Genkbe Lilly, and one of the leading men of sr county, and others who were active In ecent primary campaign, som^of whom ated the Robinson candidacy and others if General Lilly. Col. Dave and the Judge, her wiht a number of others, had a group re taken at teh fair and during the time arty stood before the camera fully 300 ns looked on and cheered the significant et of the camera man. s the kind of soreness which the June prift in the Republican party all we can say I at it is that it reminds us of the story that used it told about Lincoln and the kind of whiskey nt drank. Some busybody went to the Presit and told him that Grant was drinking too ^i whiskey. Lincoln asked the fellow to find what brand it was Grant used as he wanted tend a barrel of it to each of the other Union inlanders. All the candidates on the Republiticket oould use to great-advantage some of the poess w^ich is making Judge Robinson one of npost popular candidates that ever appealed for support of his fellow citizens. iTHEJ WAR AND PROSPERITY SOB beneficial effect of the European war upon - fiflftnmfll Mnditinnc in thn TTtiOo/1 + ? I ? I . . -^-W? ?vuvuv*vuu <u VMV uuilivw UlUbCB ?Y OO ??" made impressive by the announcement a few Ratal, ago that the government has now at its subR^lta|Ury~in New York City about $500,006,000 of nSmdr?the largest amount of gold ever brought toK gether in one place in the history, of the world. HSfiinatioiana estimate that if the war continues one KMarlmore it will send banck to the United States Rluy. stock and bond and evidence of indebtedness Rw4 in any other country against the industries finances of the United States. If that should Shot/the United States would be for the first time KagltB'history a creditor nation. These few facts BSmfeto demolish completely the claim of the Dem fterats that it is not the war that has brought our fflftat the war will continue indefinitely is indiKtated by the continued orders for rifles and other ^H&foiidtionA. ' The Midvale Steel Company is making ESPPPlrifles per day, and expects by the first of the ip to increase the daily output to 7,000. The Kwreatihghouse Electric Company has a contract for BBaWOlOOO rifles for the Allies and is turning these fairt aa its factories can produec them. The RgUongton Companl has contracts totaling 160,-1 KvpiOOO fox; .rifles t obe shipped-to. -England and. it* faoto^ thus furMhiiig a large market for many American materials and employment for American labor ontside of the direct production of the rifles themselves. v This large defaand for inaterials for the production of arms and munitions has served to maintain the price of copper and zinc. ; J. P. Morgan & Company .acting fo rthe Allies, placed orders for brass during the month of August to the amount of 15,000 tons. What the activity in the copper market means to various communities in the United States is illustrated by teh case of Butte, oMntana. Although proriitcrl uiith In.t il.m i n ? ?-?? IIAVU u |/V|IUUI?IUU v* ??.oo llUUU 40,000, the mining industry alone affords that town a monthly pay roll of $2,350,000- This is an average of nearly $60 per month for every man, woman and child in the town. Of course the population is abnormal now, and many of those on the Butte pay roll live outside of the city limits. The figures illustrate, however, the enormous effect of war orders upon the industries of towns so situated. Naturally this business is reflected in orders for other commodities not directly used in munition production. A GREAT MASS MEETING AFTER all the basis of order and morality in any community is public opinion. -Law itself is nothing but defined and established public opinion. Public opinion Utiles where there are no laws, in the ordinnr yaccpetance of the term, ami it. rules in spite of them where the laws happe * ? lin !mfl. I But public opinion is slow to form, and once formed sometimes finds it difficult to express itself. ...Li^iui'c yt-aieruay s mass meeting of citizens who arc indignant over th6 lack o fcnforccment of the Yost law, in spite of its apparent lack of actual accomplishment, was successful. The mere fact that it was one of the most representative gatherings held in this city in a long time makes it that. Unless we are very much mistaken a movement will grow out of this gathering which eventually will make anything but the most clandestine enforcement of the laws against the sale of liquor impossible. This will be the result in spite of the confessed feebleness of city government and the bold assumption of virtue it docs not have on the part of a county government which seeks to shift its own responsibility for law enforcement upon the shoulders of individual citizens. Public opinion is crystalizing in htis community flnd it is f?nino> tn fnrnn t.hn r?rr?nn?? nfTinnro force the law in spite of the weakness of some and I the unwillingness of others. Something definite may be expected to result from next Sunday after- < noon's meeting ? i STATE RIGHTS ONE day last week the New York Sun complained that no attention is being paid to the fact that in the past three years?during which time the Democrats have.been in power in Washington?"national legislation has abandoned by its general intent and speoific enactments the last remnant of state rights.'' The West Virginian, for one, has observed this tendency, and we commented on it briefly at the time Congress passed the Child Labor law. Doubtless others have noticed it. It is a matter fraught with such important possibilities that it is absurd to assume that it has escaped widespread attention. The fact that the Democratic party at a time when representatives from southern states in House and Senate control the machinery of those two bodies should turn squarely against state rights does not indicate that state rights have been eliminated either as a political issue or as a principle of our government, as the Sun seems to think. Far from it. Soon or late there is hound to be another struggle for control between the advocates of government centralized at Washington and those who believe, like a majority of the founders of the nation, that the states should retain their full sovereignty. There is everv nrosneet. thoreforp that in tlio nnt very distant future state rights will be as much a live political issue as they were immediately befor the Civil war. This time, however, the debate will not be sectional and it is likely to disturb the balance of power in both old political parties. One of the possible effects is a split in the solid south. This would remove one of the most harmful of the political effects of the great conflict between the states, for with the solid south broken both the Republican and Democratic parties would again become truly national in scope and feeling. That would help in many ways to broaden them and make them more efficient agencies of government in this republic. ADMITTED INCOMPETENCY NEVER was there a clearer or'stronger indictment for incopetency on the part of public officials than that drawn against Mayor Bowen and Prosecuting Attorney Haggerty at the meeting held in the M. P. Temple yesterday afternoon for the purpose of urging the authorities of the city and county to prevent bootlegging in this community. The evidence presented to sustain the charges was so overwhelming that they both would have been held guilty before any tribunal capable of weighing facts and interpreting law in a thoroughly impartial manner. They were so held by 1 their fellow citizens who heard the testimony yes- 1 terdav. To the credit of Mayor Bowen be it said that he made no defense, but contented himself with a protest against being citicized by the public, admitting at the same time that illegal selling of liquor is going on, and that he can not stop it. The Prosecuting Attorney also admitted that he knew illegal selling is taking place daily within a short distance of the court house, but he tried to 1 defend himself against the charge of failing to do his duty by a bold but unsuccessful effort to shift ( the responsibility for the enforcement of the law J upon the shoulders of the public. When he was i reminded that people pay the county officials to < do that very thing ho too pleaded that he is unable ! to cope with the situation. , SHORT AND SNAPPY. | You can always be sure of one thing about the aver- t age man In any walk of life, and that is that he wants 1 more money.?Wheeling NewB. 1 o t Referring to the suggestion lif Ohio that editors be licensed, the Philadelphia Inquirer declares that Ohio < edltora have too much license already.?Wheeling Reg- 1 ister. ? c o 1 Some people exceed the speed limit In riding their f hobbles,?Wetzel Democrat, ? Ruff stuff II [j 8Y RED. si tc ~c "Many attend meeting to hear dis- gt cusslon on bootlegging situation." The above was printed in the morn- V Ing paper today and immediately Wal- R icr naggeny ana itevenue collector ai Blocher left the city. fi * m They were the only two here who fi knew about the B. L. situation, which a they refused to bother. is ? g A fool there was,? tl And he started a mine horror scare. P p For which he should have been de- ? capitated. f ? Or forced to eat black damp three a times daily. c f Sam Polino doesn't know whether P It's a crime to work on Sunday or a 1' crime not to. P n So he neglects Locust avenue' alto- > gether. ; - s Which is a good thing to do unless t armed with flashlights to find his way n over the bumps. tl ? 1 Alas poor Villa, wo knew him well. <1 is So well that wo knew it wouldn't bo 8 long before he attacked some burg and c for the pastime kill a few Innocents. * s As he did at Columbus a few days JJ prior to the punitive expedition that 11 punished not. Also a few days prior to the calling _ of the Second regiment to Kanawha ? City where it dies. * ? v As Major Samuel D. Brady who Is ? in charge of building the Monongahela railway says, "I never know when the road is to be built until I read The Times." And then it is denied higher up. ' ? ? tl The truth about railroad building tt can sometimes be got from the men II who own the roads but seldom from Ir waiting room janitors. ' w * * * ai This guy von Mackensen must be _ some driver. In fact he ought to beat Chick Evans. * Daisy Carr, the victim of a powder throwing scheme to steal her money, sleeps beautifully with her eyes wide open. * And dreams dreadfully. "Six killed when train strikes auto." Regular Monday morning lesson. When a cltv official told a Jackson Btreet woman that he could not clean out the bootleggers until after election, that his hands were tied until then he summed up the entire bootleg* jer situation. Editorial Comment on Current Subjects THE ISSUE?THE AUCTION BLOCK. I From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. While the Democrats have been active and variable in their efforts to letlne the "issue" in West Virginia, he issue seems to he pretty well made ip, as tar as the Republicans are contented. As the case stands at presjnt, and as it must necessarily continue to the end, the Republican party rill be placed in the position to delending the constructive record which neans so much to the people of the itate and their institutions, while proesting against a political condition vhich will mean, in its practical effect, the destruction of all political infegrity. Unconsciously the Democrats have latibllahed the issue. It is neither rttfleldiam nor extravagance, howiver, but something harder to define, t means that an alliance has been ormed between the Democratic leadir?, led by. ex-Senator Watson, and an IO-D?G-l>OOl THOUGHT ll WOULD DBOP IN AND -?1 S YOU A UTTVft VISIT. I mjl S THIRD TIME >4X1 HAVS > IN" ON oa AX N6A(_ TIMfi 5 JT it/A^RNlNS t"^ | ^ ^ | cment once active within the Repub' > can party which proposes to deliver j i this denatured combination a suffl- j ent number ot the Republicans who 1 ipported General Lilly for governor \ > bring about the erection of John J. i onwell, Mr. Watson's candidate for j jvernor. , it is a very simple matter. West irglnia is a Republican state. The \ epublican party, through successive i ^ministrations. - has brought Its atitrs to a point 'which bespeaks re- j nplrnhla nrmrsnoa on#1 ... Ii.wgivgg UUU tblUUi auuit] or E ciency in government The state is republic with as much democracy as Z i consistent with republican form of overnment. It Republicans stand by fc ieir principles, if they believe In reublican government, and desire to reserve it to the state of West Vlrinla, their duty is plain, and there an be no uncertainty as to the result.. The Democrats propose to win the tate, not as a political party, not boause a majority of the voters shall be ound to have indorsed Democratic rinciples In November, but by a ruthess combination which eliminates rinciple, and puts the state governaent, so to speak, upon the anctlon lock. It means, too, that in order to conummate this preciouB scheme some en thousand Republicans must perlit themselves to be made chattels in be transaction. It is very simple, we say. The only ucstion that remains to be answered i whether Mr. Watson and his allies, ometlmes of the Republican party, an deliver the goods. The auction block in politics will be omething new to West Virginia pollIcs. How many Republicans are will ig to be delivered? To Spend Winter In Kansas. Miss Mignon Showalter, of Peacock f< 'arm, leaves Wednesday for Kansas ? !ity, Mo., where she will spend the 'inter with her aunt, Mrs. Ford Rog- 81 rs, formerly Miss Anna Brock Show- b Iter. . it Looking ?res=. 8 "Jump in my car and I'll show yon irough our residential district," said le oroud citizen. ""Never mind about mt," said the visitor. "My time Is mlted. Show me a few of your lead- 11 ig cabarets so I will be able to find my E ay around when I come back here H gain." tl Mothers, the School Be 511 JL 1-MJ yuu win want your cnuaren Shoes. We offer you the right styli vice to assure you of getting tt We sell only the dependab your School-Shoe money will go Sizes 5 to 8, $1.50 tc Sizes ?'/* to 11, $1.751( A SCHOOL BAG SHURTL ?.j ar . r .* ; Kigm now is in i Nearly Every Earn | other Pair of New \ my Not Get 1 Inexpensive wool and cotton bla much pains as we would take In cbo ; prices tbat are In some Instances as 1 j Standard Wool Blankets I in fancy plaldB, colors?pink and ; white, red and white, black and j. [ white, etc. $3.98 Pair. ( r I Fine Plaid Wool Finish I i Blankets i size 66x30, nicely bound, good : heavy quality, pair, $2.50. We've Been Showi Women's and Mil Suits for Some Our visitors surely must have 11 enthusiastic comments. Whole cbapl ' new styles?and it would be fasclns diversity of styles, the long close-flttin ly pleated and gathered Bkirts. the w But to see them is better. All the good here. v Prices begin at $15 and range froi up to $50. iPOONERS WELCOME "? IN HIS CHURCH! Z |?EV. WM-H H1NDMAT1,, Sweethearts in Columbus, O., have >und a quiet, sate place to spoon rithout Interruption, in the Sunday ihool rooms ot Rev. Htndman's Pres- ] yterlan church. Hlndman welcomes >vers Into his spooning parlors and uarantees them absolute privacy, Returned from Wedding. I ( Hiss Georgia Torrey returned yes- I] srday from a several weeks' trip to || ttnver, Col* Chicago and sterling, M L At the latter place she attended H ' le marriage ot her brother, Fred Tor- fc 11 rings bright and early Mond to be on hand in dressy, perf es?the right qualities?the right prices te right School 8hoes for your children. le kind of footwear and whether you lis further here than at any other store. > $2.00 Sizes ll>/2 1 > $2.50 Sizes 2'/2 1 AND RULER FREE WITH E P?S* A ? ' 'J -r I I ? r/me WTtffi | E^/j!/ Needs An Vinter Blankets hem Now? nkets/that we chos^ with u osing the finest are offered at low as last year. i Finest Wool Finish | w Blankets ! i handsome colored stripes link, blue, grey, tan combine* j Ions generous In size and i relght, palr^ 12.98, Cotton Blankets 90c, $1.00, $1.15 $1.50 j ng and Selling j tses'New Fall Weeks Past i " 1 H ked them?judging from their ! :ers might be written of the i itlng reading?about the wide g tendency of coats, the smart- j onderful cape-like collars, etc. i , materials and best colors are in that price to $19.SO, 125 and ' >V.VA. r, and Miss Mabel Landon which s solemnized September 7th. Be I i Without I Corns | Kty your poor throb- B Vnnor on/1 Q/ikinrr AaAI* H t*AAV? HVlllilK XCOUl ? _ I j Give them relief from: L 1 corns, bunions, callous- )^|J sd places by using Nyal's '. Jm Corn Remedy. This i preparation removes' i VM corns quickly and stives you from all the dangers" |';| of blood poisoning, cut-/ -^-.1 ting, etc. Simply pain^ ' I the corn and in one or < i two days you can p&sihr \ || ,1 remove it?roots #nd all | .1 PRICE 25c H CJRANE'S Drug Store a ay morning. Of course. > ect fitting, new Schow j ^' nd the right (tore ?er II ve muoh or little to apend B'"^r?y ' H flPVP*! m n