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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.
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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
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
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
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- <
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
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.
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
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
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
Some people exceed the speed limit In riding their f
hobbles,?Wetzel Democrat, ?
Ruff stuff II [j
8Y RED. si
"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
They were the only two here who fi
knew about the B. L. situation, which a
they refused to bother. is
A fool there was,? tl
And he started a mine horror scare. P
For which he should have been de- ?
Or forced to eat black damp three a
times daily. c
Sam Polino doesn't know whether P
It's a crime to work on Sunday or a 1'
crime not to. P
So he neglects Locust avenue' alto- >
; - s
Which is a good thing to do unless t
armed with flashlights to find his way n
over the bumps. tl
Alas poor Villa, wo knew him well. <1
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.
As he did at Columbus a few days JJ
prior to the punitive expedition that 11
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
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
Daisy Carr, the victim of a powder
throwing scheme to steal her money,
sleeps beautifully with her eyes wide
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*
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
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
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
It means, too, that in order to conummate
this preciouB scheme some
en thousand Republicans must perlit
themselves to be made chattels in
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
Mothers, the School Be
511 JL 1-MJ
yuu win want your cnuaren
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
?.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 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
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
? ' 'J
-r I I
? r/me WTtffi |
E^/j!/ Needs An
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,
90c, $1.00, $1.15 $1.50 j
ng and Selling j
Weeks Past i "
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 '
r, and Miss Mabel Landon which
s solemnized September 7th.
Be I i
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
Drug Store a
ay morning. Of course. >
ect fitting, new Schow j ^'
nd the right (tore ?er
ve muoh or little to apend B'"^r?y
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