- : _
I f?AGE e
Team This Year Will Fi?ht
University For the
K. With practically all llio did quip
Bent removed, work on transforming
j. , the Normal Bchool library into a gymRffii."
Baelum and baekotball iloor is proI
' grossing rapidly. By the time school
starts after the holidays the gymuaC
...lit *- - ? ? * - * i f *
jro; oiuuu wilt ue rettuy xor me iast pruo
tice that will be Btarted immediately
Coach Sandy Toothman has not had
hi* team on the lloor tor a public up!
pearance as yet, and for that reason
V several were beginning to think that
the Normal boys wore a little slow in
; (retting started. With the far t appearance
of the Yellow and White players
\r" however, there will he several stir
; The same team thai last year fought
In the finals for the state oh am p.'cm
ship will represent the Normal \
year, strengthen materially hy the at',
[t dition of WutVlns. now a mainstay on
tho "Y" five, and a Normal player of
two years ago.
* Zeke Davis at center, Happy Haw;
Hns, Billy Hughes and Ralph U'atMns
,. ' at guard, John Reed and Don Arnett,
j forwards. That Is the team that'is
: now assured, even in the event that
' no brilliant material is developed from
the High icool players who canto Into
the school last fall and who have
as yet never had a tryout with the
U Normal team.
Prom here It looks as though West
Virginia university will ho tho most
s dangerous contender Normal will have
\ In her fight for the 1917 rag. If NorJ
mal makes the showing this year that
she made last, or heats I'j? univers;
Ity for the series. Normal will take tho
place on the university basketball
t schedule that Wesleyan formerly hold
on the football card.
IN BRITISH INDIA
&->; 'i, I
Death Rate From Reptile
Bites Shows Gains Over j
(Correspondence Associated Press)
SIMLA, India. Dec. 26.?More than
' 28,000 people were killed by snakes
: _ find wild animals In Itritisli India last
f year. The government reports show
that-1,923 persons were salni by tigers
And other beasts, and 20,385 perished
through being bitten by reptiles,
i an increase over the previous year of
1 8,700 deaths met in this manner. No
figures are available for the native
states with their population of some
fe During the past five years elephants.
f tigers and other animaV have killed
8,192 people in rliiiish India, and. of
oourBe, tigers have claimed a toll of
18,682. n the same period U6.S2S persons
have died as the result of snake
Last year the highest total of deaths
due to animals in any one province was
In Bihar and Orissa where list people
lost their lives, tigers alone accounting
for 376. In the United Provinces
one man-eating tiger in the Almora district
killed ten persons out of the pro-1
vlncial total of twenty.
' . In order to effect the destruction
of as many wild animals and snakes
as possible the givernment pays houti[L-l
rnu- l -? 1- ?
. k?c3D. auu nuiuuur *ji uiiiiu iiisu?,sxrt)>
fe " ed In 1915 was 26,036. including 1.582
[| tigers, 6,623 leopards. 2.775 bears and
2,191 wolves. The total number of
l| Wakes killed was 134.663.
E Health Hint.
Hot milk heated to its high it tern j
' perature as It can be drunk is a most!
| refreshing stimulant In cases of cold
Ik pr overfatigue. Its action is very quick
[: tad grateful. It gives real strength
|:' is well as acting food.
Practlc Rlph* Living Now.
Many of t learn the secret
W.right ltvl til ft is too late to j
p)'J count for n 1 single day j
f! Mghtly lived J, .tetter than a lifetime
K jof error. !
/OvW Virginia's GtoIbN/V
I I ?icTDcst^Jir^inian j
| \\ Paper that Goes J J
!, The West Virginian is on sale evg
i My evening at the following planes:
RV UNION NEWS CO., Street Car St a-'
E- tion and B. & O. Station.
' WATSON BUILDING NEWS STAND.
K. Main entrance Watson Building.
B FAIRMONT NEWS CO., 124% Main
P CLYDE S. HOLT. Main Street.
E MORAN & PRUNTY, corner Bridge ]
I and Water streots.
I 1,' H. M'CLOSKEY, corner Sixth and
Ms? Locust avenue.
H A. Q. MARTIN, Main streot.
HAMILTON DRUG CO, corner Tenth
and Virginia avenue,.
GROH FOOLS 'EM INTO P
HEINE linoit. EE AIM N'G WA1TE
HT1C5 THE PLATE AND IIOVV (J 110 1
By PAUL PURMAN I
Heine (Jroh. Cincinnati inflehlor, wan j
the best waiter in the National ion
ano lust season. Official averages
showing lie received S4 passes in 149
And the figures for the last two seasons
show Heine has been getting on
base oftener than he did before that,
The secret, seems to be in nn odd j
batting style the little Cincinnatlan j
is using, a style revived from the days j
of Old Pop Anson.
While the average player hugs the I
WASHINGTON, II. C\, Dec. 2?.?I
Representative and Mrs. Harry C.I
VVoodyard have their family with them :
during the holidays?three hoys, William.
Ted and Henry, line Uniting,
bright youngsters, all students at West i
Viginia colleges William and Tod arc
at the university and Henry attends
Davis and ICIklns eollege. The proud i
parents of those three sturdy, handsome
ehaps do not conceal their pride
in thorn, and their friends sec no reason
why they should. Everybody likes :
and admires these three splendid
young West Virginians, and when they
aconipanied their father on the floor
of the House the last day before the
holiday recess was taken. I'ateri
Woodyard was congratulated by many j i
of his colleagues on being tile daddy
of such an interesting family of hand- (
some aud manly boys.
A bill to grant a pension of $411 a j
month to Charles Gilmore, of Parkers-11
burg, introduced in the upper house
of congress by Senator Nathan Golf,
lias passed that branch.
A 1)111 to grant, an increased pension i
to Charles Price has been introduced ;
in the House by Uepresentative George I
O. S. Hutchinson, of Jackson couu-|
t.v, has been in the city and was a
caller on Uepresentative Woodyard.
He enlisted that official's services in :
trying to have the postnl'liee at Duncan.
Jackson county, re-established.
Representative I.ittlepage has taken
up with the Pension Commissioner
tho applications of W. A. Perry, oi
Ashford, Boone county, and Mrs. Ida ;
Goodwin, of Petiushoro. formerly of
Kanawha county. He is urging immediate
decision upon these claims.
To correct the military record of I
Theophilus Nu/.um, of Spencer, is the
purpose of a bill introduc/1 in the i
House by Congressman Sutherland. |
Marshall 13. Ward has been comuiis-j
sionod postmaster at llamlet. Raleigh
county and llallic If. Stollings at Mop ; |
risvale. | i
Judge M. II. Willis, who, since his
retirement, from the circuit court i
bench has been practicing law in New
Martinsville, is a visitor in the city, i
looking after interests of certain of
I his clients here.
A recent visitor in the city was J. i
as it is coslbk- as/
ary aqouuo '/
curisTha.7 Time <
To UMIE K
IM INTRODUCING Sglic
JV. UTTUE !p?woc
1 * >
^ am 4P
E WEST VIRGINIAN?FA
ASSNG HIM BY OLI) POP
ANSON POSITION WHE
:u of .. ... i.n.\gi'K. nor i
I, WHO FACES BOX, MAKES HAlt I
plate with the front of his body to-,
ward first base and only his h<-ad turned
toward the piteher, C.roh stands I
back of the plate squarely facing the
pitcher. He steps up to the plate as
the ball Is delivered it" he intends to I
As a. result the pitcher has nothing i
except the plate to shoot at, while or- j
dtnarily he has the hatter's body as i
The odd style Is made more diseon-1
certing to the pitcher because C.roh is >
the only ballplayer today who uses j
this stylo in hatting and the pitcher |
)N NEWS -7]
By CHARLES BROOKS SMITH. I
D. Kiester. of Pendleton county, who I
was formerly a member of the West
Virginia House of Delegates.
Joseph McLano. who has been at
L'harleston for several months. Is here
speiM the holidays with his family
who reside in Cleveland Park, a suburb
of the capital.
Hopresentnfive George M. Bowers
made his appearance a day or #\vo
since riding in a handsome new Lozier
limosene. which is a Christmas present
to Mr. Bowers from himsclef.
Primarily, he declared, the reason for
the investment is to enable him to
make the rounds of the departments
avery day with greater expedition. The j
new machine arrived too late for the
President's reception last week, which
Mr. Bowers attended, so he went in
iin ordinary taxicab. It is here, though,
in plenty of time lit* hiii* to ride to the
dinner in honor of Secretary and Mrs.
Lansing by Mr. and Mrs. Kugene van !
Itenssaler on January 12. an iuvita-!
tion which Mr. Bowers lias accepted.!
Mr. Bowers* old car has been passed
jver to one of his sons, who is looking |
after the Bowers' orchards in Berke-)
Captain Phil Walker. 01 Charleston,
who has a position in the Department
of Justice, lias gone to his mother's
homo in the Shcndauoah valley to J
spend the Christmas holidays.
The members of the West Virginia j
delegation in the Senate and the!
House. excepting Representative!
Wuodyard. have departed for their re-1
speetive homes to remain during the!
1, ? . _! .
m jhw.-iv liihl iin* memorial BUI'-,
vices in honor of the late Representa- i
five Hunter H. Moss, which will he]
field in the House Sunday. January 28. j
will be largely attended by West Virginians
in the city. The members of
tli<? West Virginia society, of which
egani/.ation Judge Moss was a liietn-j
her. will be individually notitied of!
the date of the ceremony and their j
presence requested. Mrs. Wood.vard,
wife of Representative Harry C. Woodward.
who succeeded Judge Moss, has
invited Mrs. Moss and her party, ;
should they find it convenient to attend
the ineiiiorlnl. to he her guests
at the Rellevue while here.
Application for an increased pension
iias been filed with the Pension Commissioner
by Congressman Sutherland
HECKLES AND HIS ERIE
IRMONT, TUESDAY EVEN
IN HE FACES PITCHER! (
!ES SHOW HOW MOST PLAYERS a
I MARK FOR PITCHER. t
doesn't get a chance at lihn often
enough to leurn Ids style d
Groh. beiug harder to pitch to. naturally
draws more passes. Ills unl- t
quo batting position causes him to hit t
usually to right iiekl, although he bats (,
Only a few great hitters have used a
tills hatting style. v
Cap Anson, a free, hard hitter, used (
it for years while lie was piling up his t
record of :!000 hits. Ping Bodle used n
it with telling effect in the Ainericavlc
league, and Jinimie Callahan also bat t
ted from that position. t
in behalf of Mrs. Susan Hralian. of '
Manheiui. W. Va.. and evidence with
lie House committee on pensions to J
upport the hill to grant a pension to
George II. Todd, of Uarkcrsburg. v
Arlle G. Swlger. member of the State J
hoard of Regents, former member of
he House of Delegates and a successful
attorney at Sistcrsville, is register- J
ed at the Raleigh.
...^11 I It
v iiwiiw ixiuiuuii, o. wen Hiwwii au.ornoy
of Sistcrsville, Is a capital vlsi- "
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brooks Smith ,
will spend tlio holidays with relatives '
at l'arkersburg. ?
Miss Elsie I'owell is staying with v
Mrs. Clara lloyeo s
I.on Higglemau butchered a fine fc
beet Thurs&y. 111
There will lie preuching at this place | s
Sunday. January the 7th. at d:;i(t p. m. |
Guv 11. Walls visited at William I
Smith's Thursday evening.
Ethel Rigglcman, who has been stay-'
ing at Jacob Barns' returned home!
Monday. 1 c
School is progressing nicely at tills' b
place with Guy B. Walls as teacher. ;a
George L. Itiggleinan is working for o
James Morgan. v
John Kerns, of Fairmont, called a*., |,
George Uigglentan's Sunday night. 1(
Dale Itiggleman visited his cousin, j.
Martin, Inst Sunday. |J
E. B. Conley visited at George Kigglc-maii's
Sunday last. i"
Literary society was organized at ?
this place Thursday night a week. Otfieers
were elected as follows: Guy l'.
Walls, president; vice president, Sam
Kers; secretary, Miss Carrie Kelley;
assistant. Miss Alvina Conley: treas-js
urer. Mrs. George Riggleman; journal T
1st, Glen Holmes. i"
High School Plays 1
Moundsville Friday 1
Fairmont. High is getting all primed
for the game Friday night with I
Moundsville High and is expecting to '
add a third overwhelming victory to t
low credit as a result. Friday night j,
will lie (he first time Moundsville has : c
ever met Fairmont on the local floor E
and as a result it is expected a good J
turnout of tho students will be pres- *
ent to see what the Moundsvillitins
For thn honofU- of tlio Tntilnw ?it*i -
- - - &"' ; who
wrote the sporjing editor concern-1
lug it. it is said that the Moundaville j
hoys do NOT wear awning stripe suits, ; '
hut are ordinary human beings like'
Jimmy Knight. George Hill, Ituss IJ
Meredith, etc. ! 1
!NDS? (THERE'S NOTHINi
m, MlSTES Iggf TUATSo? WfiLL
YA OU&rtTA BMy PATWER IS
r i got feu. M to-dav- he
IAS,- SLED, VA MIGHT 6WE YOU
iRY THiUG \ J "
ING, DECEMBER 26, 191
duch Local Interest Taken
in Ohio Commission
More tlian ordinary interest has been
aken by Fairmont manufacturers in
n administrative order Just issued by
he Public Utilities Commission of
Ihio. with regard to the supply of mitral
gas to industrial consumors and
o those consumers of natural gas who.
fhile classed as domestic, are not rcsience
users. The idea of the Com
lisslon is to protect the domestic
sers of natural gas wherever possi
le. owing to the growing scarcity of
The administrative order of the
lommission, issued by Chairman
ieeclier W. Waltermiro anil ConimisinnopR
l.ntfPim/'h V nn,l
/Otiis M. Day, is as follows:
"The Commission having under conideration
the furnishing of natural
as to consumers within Ohio and havng.
tlirough its experts and oxaminers,
aadc a careful investigation of the
ituation, taken the proBsure in various
parts of the state, examined conitlons
and ascertained that there is
shortage of gas in many localities of
he state creating an emergency theren.
finds that there is an insufficient
upply of natural gas to furnish both
omestic and industrial cousumers.
"The Commission further finds that
he schedules of the various companies
o furnish said gas. on tile with the
lommslsioii show that industrial conumers,
or the 'non-preferred class,"
ire, for the most part, furnished serice
under wba' is known as a'Unnorm
Contract,' which contract provides that
heir service is subject to discontinuinco
at any time and under any cir
umatances, upou summary notice by
he gas company, subject to the condtions
of the 'Uniform Contract," or
lauscs of like import. It is, thereore.
"Ordered that each and every comimiy
furnishing natural gas to both
[omestic and industrial consumers
L'ilViin thn cltlfn 11 f flhln liPfinnnd IflPth
villi to a strict enforcement, of the
erms of said 'Uniform Contract' anil
o enforce the conditions of said achedlies
by the discontinuance of said 'lion
.referred' or industrial class In each
nd every locality where the supply of
;as is not adequate and sufficient to
urnish a reasonable supply to both;
nd to continue such disconnection nr.il
such time as adequate service can
le furnished to both. It is further
"Ordered that each and every pull
ie utility furnishing natural gas as
.foresaid in any locality, when, alter
he discontinuation of industrial conumers,
the supply is not adequate to
apply domestic consumers, forthwith
naae report of such facts, together
ritli a list of any and all other couumers
not within the domestic class
nit not subject to sumaniry discoiuinunee.
for further order of the Couiniision."
An interesting legend Is told eonerntng
the origin of the name of the
It.v of Kronstadt. The old town hall
t supposed to stand on the spot where
golden crown was found In the stump
f a tree in 11104. The royal emblem
.as believed to have remained hidden
ere for more than 100 years, it was
lentitied as having belonged to King
oloiuon of Hungary, who concealed It
st it fail into the hands of the pursuig
liulgariuns, Ilence the name, Kron
Change of Scene After Grief.
Many women find in cliunge of
cone n most wise course to follow
.'hen some trouble comes to them. The
id associations but serve to renew
heir grief, whereas being In n strange
dace among strangers they seem to
ind new strength. New interests make
laitns upon them, and little by little
hev become resiirnml to tlio Innvltnhlo
Sumstead's Worm Syrup
A safe and euro Remedy for Worm*.
Itood the teat for 50 years. XT NETES
'AILS. To children it is an angel of
loroy. PLKAfTA-NT TO TAKE. VO
IICKKESS. ITO PHYSIC HEEDED. On*
ottle hat killed 132 worms. All drug1sts
and dealers, or by mail-25o a bot.
let. C. A. VOOKKEES, IS D., Fhtla., Fa.
TO* ^^4 le effective la treating
iM $1 V nonataral discharges;
B?klM i M painless,non-poisonous
HllHf WW Bnd wl11 not stricture.
Relieves In 1 to S days.
HOLD BY DRCGGIHTft.
'arcel Post It desired?Price 11, or 3 bottlesI2/7&.
run bvans chemical, cJ., Cincinnati, a
G LIBERAL ABOUT THE
\ HooJDYDo YOUNS FELLER '
( HOVJJ WOOLO YOU FEEL |j
( EF t V^S T GIVE VOU.JP
L l< PBMNY FOR YERM %
AMERICA'S MOST DANG]
By PAUL PURMAN
Hunting. America's most dangerous
? sport, r?aped a toll of 106 lives during
the 1&16 season.
Completed returns from the Maine
woods brought the total to that tigare.
i The nutulter of injured probably
I never will be known, but more than 40
wore seriously hurt.
Fatalities as usual wero heavier in
| Maine and Michigan, where hundreds
1 of sportsmen flock every year to bunt
deer and other large game.
Mistaking hunters for deer and careI
lessness were the main causes ol fatali
Many deaths occurred in states
I wncre meru is uuuiiug lO 811001
than rabbits or ducks.
Deaths due to hunting were much
! heavier than last year when .19 deaths
' and 66 injuries were reported. In
1 1H14 111 were killed and 162 woundI
It is estimated 10.000 hunters scour
ed the Michigan woods and almost
> as many sought big game iu Mluniv
j sola. Wisconsin and Maine.
These figures do not include deaths
Forty-two officers, store managers,
superintendents and other officials of
! t he Hutchinson Coal company, enjoyed
' their annual dinner ut the Hotel (lore
in Clarksburg Sunday afternoon. The
j dinners of the Hutchinson company
, arc annual affairs and are occasions
sit which the entire executive and managing
force gather for an exchange of
ideas and good cheer.
But very few men employed in the
various factories and shops of the city,
failed to she wup for work this morning
lor the reasons that in times past
was responsible tor the men laying o..
| from three days to a week after colej
brat in g Christmas. The bonuses and
i auioiumonts presented by nearly every
company has resulted iu the men com
' ing buck to work witli a spirit that is
I going to result in records being further
j broken in 1917.
| N. H. I.oonils, district sales agent
I for the Western Farm limplement comi
pany., was m Kairmont todav inspect!
ing the possibilities of the local ternI
lory with a view to establishing a
j branch of his company for West Virginia
in Fairmont. Mr. Loomis' com|
pany has never before attempted to
' sell in lOastern territory but is now
I considering the opeing up of this Hold,
j If Fair -ont is selected as the West
! Virginia location, a warehouse tor the
j storing of stock will be leased or built
The Hutchinson Coal company will
con?rate the new year by starting
operations at their now opening at
l.aurci Led, located in Lumherport.
Harrison county. It is expected to employ
artO men in the mine when it is
running to i utl capacity. W 11. I'rtce
will bo superintendent.
Figures given out by the traction
eoi. ..any for the year just closing reveals
that the gross earnings ot the
...patty have increased more than a
lialt million dollars lit the past twelve
months. The net earnings increased
almost a third of a million. Ninety
miles of track are now operated bv the
company and extensions tire being
planned which will probably bring
tills mileage above 100.
A SHORT HISTORY ?
DID HICKORY TONIC
j First used by a doctor who lost Ins
I life in the Civil war.
Next used by it doctor who studied
medicine for a period of 56 years, from
1858 to 1914, and he gave Old Hickory
Tonic to a large number of his patients
In all these years. He died at the ripe
old age of eighty-five years.
The formula was handed down to his
two sons who also became doctors.
They found the medicine so meritorious
that they also used it in their regular
practice. Ono of them has now
given It to itis patients for thirty years.
Scarcely a day passes that he does not
Old Hickory Tonic creates new
strength, richer blood, more vitality
ami sharpens the appetite. It is fine
| lor stoniaen, liver and kidney trou
| bles, as well" as lor anemia, nervousness,
and general run down condition
I of tlie system. It contains 110 StrycltI
nine, Opiates. Digestive Ferments or
j Nauseating Oils. Sold at first class
' drug stores with the understanding
j that your money will he refunded if
you are not more than satisfied.
OLD GENT!)?BY BLOSSi
\KES 106 LIVES IN YEAR
due to hunting in Canada, where there
are always many fatalities.
(lame wardens in the big game states j
declare that nervous hunters, novices
i at the game are responsible to a great
measure for the number of deaths,
Shooting at sounds and hits of moving
color many times lead to doaths,
California 2 2
Colorado 2 2
Illinois Ill S
Iowa 4 2
Maine 21 *
Michigan 22 11 j
Minnesota 12 I
Missouri 2 1
New Hampshire 1
| New Jersey 4 * Sj
New York 11 tl ;
j North Dakota 2
I South Dakota 1
j Wisconsin 6 4 ij
Total 106 41
* Injuries not reported. j
Owing to the serious illness of Pres- \m
ident Klkanah Httlley, of Broaddus In-'
' ititutp nt l'liillppl, the alumni banQuet
sihedulod for the niglit of Deeontber
I'S at the Waldo hotel In Clarksburg has fl
been postponed until the night of Jau!
B. & 0. WATCHMAN i
W. H SUMMERS
SIGNED HIS NAME ;
To Enthusiastic Statement
in Behalf of NervWorth.
These signed statements certainly <j
do fill with faith the suffering people
of Fairmont and vicinity. Proof of
lite facts lies in tho Crane's Drug
Store's and rapidly growing Nerv
Worth sales. Says Mr. Summers:
"For ten years I have suffered with
stomach trouble, rheumatism, gas on
my stomach, no appetite, poor digestion.
and not much sleep.
Tired when I'd got up, being weak
I and in an awful shape. No ambition.
Could baldly do my work.
I'm on iny second bottle of Nerv- \
Worth and I'm fooling greatly improved.
I can eat. digest, my food,
bowels are in healthy condition, my
sleep is refreshing Oct up feeling
line. Gases are about all gone.
I recommend Nerv-Worth to my
friends. I'm watchman fur the B. &
m, hi. i man uu null loll.
W. I!. SUMMERS,
Catawba, P. 0.
(7 miles from Fairmont.)
Your dollar back at Crane's Drue;
l Store if Nerv-Worth does not benefit
jon. See the demonstrator. Sample
Set of Teeth $8
GUARANTEED 10 YEAR8 (
i b jo1
| 1LJI ^
Crown and bridge work, J5.00.
Tooth fillings, 50c and up.
i Examinations and estimates
| Dental methods have totallychanged
in the last few years
and to get the best of dentistry,
consult a dentist who is practising
the late methods.
We guarantee our work. ,
Office on Main street opposite
i Court House, over 5 and 10 Cent
Die Union Dentists 1
Bell Phone 921 J.
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) I'D FNNT, BUT i
I'D TRY T GIT J?
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