I I Iftf
1 Garment 1
Prices are down to a point
t afford to miss the good thi
Sale Prices $11.50, $12.50, $
WfcJ Sale Prices, $15, $17.50, $lf
Such dresses as one nee
for afternoon or any tin
Serges and sllka In black, na
very pretty collar*, unusual slee
belt* and nil the smart touchei
Values to $15 OVER
A HUNDRED great big Tarn
and mannl*h plaids, big and full; ne
'mwm viii vim nr. ii.-ii.-i 111 i' ii'u
scrlptlon" plan, with other features
provides for training school boys from
11 years up; the so-called Mosoley
bill, drawn for the National Security
lieague by Captain George Van Horn
Moseley; and the 1)111 now being perfected
by the General Staff and the
Army War college.
The Moseley bill is modeled on the
German plan. It would make military
service compulsory and require six
. months' training every year for a
period of years. The General Staff's
bill would also make military training
universal and compulsory and would
require a year In barracks. This bill
follows closely the provisions of the
The 8?nato committee Is listening
i? arguments on all sides of the army
problem. Most of the speakers, however.
are professionals in the military
line who frankly favor conscrlpdon
in place of tho volunteer plan,
and universal training with a minimum
? rne "senatorial courtesy" ring Hi die |
Senate has won its fight with President
Wilson by preventing the confirmation
of George Rublee as a member
or the Federal Trade Commission. I
The President did not renew the Rub-1
lee appointment this session. The obly
objection to Rublee was the tact that
be had campaigned in New Hampshire
against "old Doc Gal linger."
Political endorsements will be useless
to get appointments on the directorates
of the Farm Loan Board banks
h. 1 dfe now being organised. This has been
sfllclally announced by the board. The
ralne of the bonds and the ability of
the banks to command public confllence
require tbat they be organised
>n a business basis.
I ostium, Dig collars?some of fur, fui
Still good choosing?all sizi
WOMEN'S COATS, SUITS,
X , .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.?What Secretary
of War Newton D. Baker calls
"selective conscription" is provided
Tor in the bill urged by Senator George
JR. Chamberlain now the subject ot
hearings before Uie Senate committee
en military affairs.
Under this proposed law every male
citlsen between the ages of 18 and
J3, who could not get ,especially excused,
would have to mobilize at the
call ot the President and every mule
citlsen ot these ages would be compelled
to take military training?a mini-1
mam o( twenty days a year lor fix
The "selctive" feature is contained
In the paragraphs which provide
excuses. If one is a sailor lie need
not take training; or a school le-icher ,
or a Quaker or near-sighted or a cripple.
or if one can present a certificate
I . from the family doctor that training
would be bad for the heart?all ihese
tend to modify tho "universal" character
oi the requirement. Those left
when theee teets had let out tht. exceptant,
would number about tiDJ,Q00
Tide is what the General Start
estimate in their appeal for a law ;?
quiring a full year of Intensive ivilitary
As a matter of fact, neither the
training nor the service would be universal
by about Ave exceptions to one
selected. But the one selected by the
military authorities would have to
SBBi" serve. That is where the new law
would differ from the present volun-.
Section 21 provides that: "The President
Is authorized to mobilize tho
citizen army and navy, in time of war.
or threatened war. Insurrection or rchellion
or when the public safety tieThe
"citizen army" above referred
to, is all malos between 18 and 23 who
have taken the military training provided
for?"all" who cannot get exThere
are three hills awaiting the
the attention of congress. The Cham
will ?law n. .?*r
where a woman can hardly I
v ? /? ?
iigs now oemg onereci.
14.50, $16.50, $18.75, $21.50
5.75, $21.50, $2250 and $25.
ds to wear under Wats
ne for they are most
ivy, brown, green and copen;
ves. full Skirts, eaeh and strap
I that make a frock stylish.
50 SI 2.50
- Choice $9.50
:y mixtures, corduroys, astrachans
w styles, belted pr yards around the
2s?up to $15 Coats?$9.50.
"NX. T x Ti-isrr^
I By CHARLE8 BROOKS SMITH. |
Anybody who wants to become u
stockholder In one of Uncle Sam's
twelve Federal Land Banks and has
$5.00 can do so. The subscription
books will be opened January 10. Each
bank is to have a capital of $750,000.
The shares are $5.00 each. What the
public does not subscribe, the government
will buy at the end of thirty
days. Address the Farm Loan Board,
Troasury Department, Washington,
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| STATE NEWS |
Agents of the state department o! |
agriculture are fearful of a spread of >
whito pine blister from the affected I
portions of Virginia, Maryland and
Ohio to plantations of white pine In
West Virginia, particularly in Boca-'
hontac, Tucker and Morgan counties.
This disease, following closely on tne
dreaded chestnut blight, is said to be j
rapidly destroying the white pine hi j
the eastern part of the United States, j
Investigation by agents of the depart,
ment of agriculture and the State Experiment
Station have, thus far, found '
no traces of the bligbat in this state.
However the department of ah,.-?-'
ture is urging that the state legislature
authorize a more thorough examination
to determine whether the disease
has entered one or more sections where
the white pine grows.
Wheeling bait been named as the1
1017 meeting place of the West Vlr-j
ginia Shorthand Reporters' Associa- j
Professor A. B. Brooks, State Entomologist
W. E. Ramsey, of Morgantown,
Commissioner of Agriculture
Howard E. Williams, Commissionerelect
J. H. Stewart. State Forest Warden
J. A. Viquesney and many tlmbet
owners in West Virginia will attond
the meeting of the American Forestry
Association in Washington, January
IS and 19.
Because the gymnasium which is
now under construction will not be
completed in time for the opening of
the basketball season, Bethany College
will have no representative basketball
team this year.
Four more arrests were made by
Wheeling police in 1910 than in 1915,
according to statistics at police headquarters.
The total number of arrests
reached 1,701 during the past year.
More marriage licenses were issued
in Ohio county during 1916 than were
ever before granted in any county in
the state in a year. The record showK
that 1.600 marriage permits were issued.
nearly 300 more than Kunawlia
county'B record of 1,334.
To prevent a forced suspension of
operations because of possible gas
shortages in tile future a Mouudsvllle
glass company which operates one 01
the largest glass foctorles In the world
has Installed new gas producers. Similar
arrangements are being rnado by
' .!*>' ',"t'::t iir'StK ' ":>'H; '
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Soldiers of Switzerland, the little n
ed mountains ulong the border, to see I
mountains on skis.
a hundred other concerns in that die-1 i
Walter 1). Miller, at Huntington, who I
has achieved considerable notoriety as (
a long-distance walker, has arranged j
for a two years' walk from Huntington t
i to Cacramonto, Cal. He plans to carry 1
| communications from city officials of 1
' Huntington and Charleston to the 1
i mayor of Sacramento. ' I
j Tile prosperous conditiou of the!
| state is responsible for the small num-!
bcr of enlistments in tho United States j [
Army during tlio past few months in IJ
j West Virginia, according to Captain |
M. A. ilastou. in charge of recruiting
; stations iu West Virginia. The en-1
listments have been far below the j
I average for several mouths.
Adjustments of claims for damages'
by shippers car service charges aud
i demurrage must be tuado by railroad
! companies in West Virginia withiu Oh
! days after the claim is filed if a bill
proposed by the various chambers of
commerce of tlio state passus the 1917
legislature. These organisations allege
tltnt compallnts against railroad companies
are numerous and many months
frequently pass before settlements of
claims arc made.
Tbe legislature will be asked to enacts
a law providing for tlio certification
by tbe state of shorthand report
ers according to a decision of tbe West (
Virginia Shorthand Reporters' Asso- j
elation at a recent meeting in Hunt- I
Reports of Jean P. Smith, bounty di- B
vorce commissioner, Just made public t
show that during 1918 the number of d
divorces granted in Cabell county de- t
creased 80 per cent, over 1915. v
Officials connected with the state g
department of weights and measures B
are of the opinion that the public has t
not been sufficiently informed on the a
importance of demanding measure by q
weight Instead of by the so-called drv t
measure. The change lias not been f
extensively introduced into the inte- |
rior counties and it will require an act t
of the legislature providing for sales t
only by W6ight before the change can j
be made general, according to J H.
Nightingale, cx-officio stnt of omission- j
or of weights and measures.
The West Virginia child labor law
t probably will be changed by the com- 0
ing legislature to conform with the (]
Federal law. In several points the
West Virginia law differs fijpm the law ?
recently enacted by Congress and in e
/ because thi
/ sweetened to
/ Grownups Ilk
/ only taste tfeot
y drocers everyX
;h *ru\c ts pooh ^ojw-w,
RMONT MONDAY EVENI
)L SNOWt MOUNTAIN TO
. ? itlon
surrounded by war, are kept on i
hat Switzerland's neutrality is not vio
ts present form makes enforcement of j
10th laws difficult.
A. A. Lilly, attorney general of West
,'lrglnia, rendered 653 opinions during
ho two year period which etulec) on
tune 30, 1916. according to his Lien-1
lial report just made public. Many of
he opinions involved matters of ex- j
reme Importance to the common
vealth. The attorney general also ap-1
icared In 29 criminal cakpu ami :! > i
ivil proceedings, the most important't
n the latter class being the Virginia : f
leht case. In concluding the recital ot( (
acts concerning the progress made in a
his litigation. Attorney General Lilly | t
irlugs attenticn to the tact that at any :
ime after the adjournment of the
.Vest Virginia legislature, the state ot
Virginia, through its attorney general, t
nay renew its prayer for a writ of ex- 0
icution against the stato of West Vir- (
tlnia to satisfy the judgment of the
Supreme Court of the United States
igainst the latter for approximately
113,000,000. The report of this case
ihows that the first petition for this
vrlt was denied "without prejudice to ; ?
he renewal of the same after the next |
;esslon of the legislature of the state;
if West Virginia Iibr met and had n j
easonable opportunity to provide for i
he payment ot the judgment."
Attorney General Lilly also shows j
lie moneys collected by his depart-1
nent, giving the Btyle of the cases proluctlve
of cash which passed through 1
hat office. The largest judgment was '
hat against the Martlnsburg Power i'
lompany for $27,606. The next in im-:1
lortance was that against the Citizens
Dollar Savings Bank and Maryland
lasualty Company which was a judgnent
for money deposited in the bank <
s a state depository. The amount ot <
his judgment was $19,699. The total t
llsburements aslue trom salaries for |
he two year perioil was !>S.7.r>l. There y
ras a balance on hand on June 30, lDlti.) \
if $2,051. The salary of the attorney , c
;eneral Is $4,000 a year. The total sal- i r
rtes drawn Dy ins assistants or whom :
here are throe Is r7,5(IO a year. The '
alary of stenographers was almost $5.- <
'00. Because of I ho expiration of the
Inio limit fixed by law. $5,732 of the
and for reprinting and binding the Su- j
ireme Court reporls was returned to
he treasury, only $1,000 being dismrsed
from that fund iu 1915 and $4,- :
67 in 1916. 1
> ? '
Jaind of Promise.
"And where do you come from?" 1
"Is it true that In your country
very man has a chance to be presient?"
"Well, we can hardly say that. But
ltnost every family can own a motor '
ar."?Kansas City Journal.
- I "^Children
1but are nour- -?*
I! " I * 6 NOUR TACi
' ' - ' -' M - . *:
NG. JANUARY 8, i917.
PS ON SKIS
continual patrol of the snow-coverlated.
The soldiers travel over the
EAST SIDE II
-:- NEWS -: 1
Annual Family Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Harden, of Waer
street, entertained at their annual
amlly dinner yesterday at noon. AH
il mi. u 1111 mm. nuiueiis cminreu
iud grandchildren were present and a
nost enjoyable day was spent.
Returned To Washington
Miss Helen Robinson, who has spent
he holidays with her parents, Mr.
md Mrs. C. 0. Robinson, left last night
or 'Washington to ro-enter school.
W. C. T. U.
The W. C. T. I". will meet Tuosday
ifternoon at two o'clock in the comnit
tee room at the Diamond Street
II. E. church.
Charles Patterson, of Merchant
itreet, is suffering with a bady injurid
Will Install Officers <
The Modern Woodmen of America..
.42G7, will install the new officers at
he meeting this evening There will
ilso he several initiations.
The Woman's Home Missionary so- i
iiety of the Diamond Street M E.
Iiurch, will meet Wednesday afterloon
at the church.
Tito Ladies' Aid society of the First
it. P. church will meet Wednesday af-!
ernoon nt the church. The annual j
'lection of officers will he held at this ;
nesting and it is important that each i
nemuer oe present.
A business meeting of the Aid so- ]
uety ol tlie Diamond Street M. E. j
:hurch will be held Thursday lifter-1
loon at the home of Mrs. PrlBCilla
ilerrifield on Wilson street.
The revival meeting at the First
if. I* church will continue this week.
Services will bo held each evening at
::t0 o'clock. Interesting .sermons and
excellent music at each service. The
>ublic is invited to attend.
Robert and Albert, sons of Mr. and
ilrs. C. D. Robinson, are ill of mumps.
Howard Ilaker, of Parsons, is visitng
Miss Hesse Morrow returned last
' t'' j
Mj STORE OPENS iV Vs:00
^ CLOSES AT '
^ ur n 1 \;
jg vve Believe x
^ to Share in Tk
FINE SUITS, COA1
At Very Substai
All are high class mc
jg designers. Ready-to-w
p of individuality.
fi All $25.00 Suits F
All $30.00 Suits F
All $35.00 Suits B
All $40.00 Suits F
| All $50.00 Suits F
COATS OF QUA1
1-4 to 1-3 From
? DRESSES FOR WOME
1-4 to 1-3 From
^ Special Bargains Th
Bg All our fura ut 1-4 off the Regit
gg AH our KlmonaB at 1-4 off the F
SjS Ladies' Batli Roboa 1-4 off "the F
Jit All Silk I'eltlcobtB 1-4 off (lie R.
|I| Crepe de Chine Blouses 1-4 off t
M Georgette Crepe Blouses 1-4 off
? Good style Untrlmmed Hats re
SS up to $5.00.
S5 Trimmed Hats at $1.75. $2.50 ai
^ Good Style Hats, sold for more
| N^w 1917 Bu
O The newest styles and choicest
kg slve (or Fairmont. See the disp
^ priced at 05c, 75c, 85c, and $1.00.
All Our Art D
night from a visit with her sister, Mrs.
George Frum, at Granville.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robinson, of
Winchester, Va? are visiting relatives
Miss J3ara Jacobs is ill at her home
on Guffey street.
BRIDGE Oc/iV TRACTS AWARDED.
UKAt'TUW, Jan. s. ? Tho county
court of Taylor county has awardeu
to the Luten Bride company the contracts
to erect nine concrete bridges
over streams in the county, at a totul
cost ot $12,600.
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CANNOT WEAR UNIFORMS
CI1ARL-KSTON, Jan. 8.?Aides de
camp on tlio staff of the governor of
West Vlrgiuia may have their title
ranks, but may not wear military uniforms.
This is directed by a United
States army order, copioa of which
will he sent soon to alt honorary rank
holders in West Virginia. OoneralH,
colonels and majors are affected alike,
some of whom have uniforms and
equipment valued Into the hundreds
For Sale by the I
A DEPOSIT OF FIVE CENTS (
E. L. Kelley, No. 2. Locust, Ave.
H. W. Parker, Jackson St.
P. M. Gettlngs, Jackson St.
datterfield & Zinn, Jackson St.
Fairmont Tea Co,, Jackson St.
S'ealeya Ptacr, Watson Hotel
C. G. Wrick, Maple- Avenue.
A. Hood, Maple Avenue.
H. W. Smouie, Walnut Avenue.
New stock of beautiful
Rich red roses, also pin!
sweet peas am
Leaman & 1
Meredith Street Opposite
rr \s\t Vuat we I ' " 1 #s '
Womrt'i ?nd Apc?r?l^^^ By
ou Win Like 11
tis Downward el >
of Prices I I
rs AND DRESSES
(dels, made by the best |
ear that has that touch B j
leduced to $18.75
leduced to $22.50 s K
leduced to $26.25.
leduced to $29.75.
leduced to $33.34.
N OF WOOL OR SILK |
roughout the Store.
ho Regular Prices.
me Keguinr Prices.
ducod to |1.25. Sold this season I
tliaa double tblB price.
ngalo Aprons \ I
colorings. Styles we havo exclu- 3K
lay oC tbese Aprons in \rlndowa 1
oils Half Price M I
at First M, P. Church !
Several persons came forward and 1
confessed Christ last evening the
revival services which are In'progress
at the First M. P. church and which
are being conducted by the pastor.
Rev. B. M. Mitchell. The theme of
uitj uvtsiuug eltdioh was "weigneu ill
the Balance." A special feature of
the ovenlns was the splendid singing.
At tho morning sendee Prof. Jone.s
sang effectively "Is the. World Any
Bettor Because You Are Passing Tina
Way?" l>arge congregations assent* ^
bled for both of these services on Sun
Indigestion. One package I
proves it 25c at all druggists,
ducts Co's. I
ilk and Cream I
1HARGED ON EACH BOTTLE. I
W. L. Satterfteld, Benoni Ave.
Fairmont Cooperative Store,
10th St. and Va. Ave.
Morris and Martin, 10th Street
South Side Pharmacy, Fairmont
C. L. Reltr, Fairmont Avenue.
Hall 6. Garrison, Locust Avenue
M. B. Cobun, Locust Avenue.
White Cloud Restaurant, Madison
Street. ' J?:! 1
2. PLANTS I
Cyclomen, Primroses and
k and white, carnations,
Postoffioe. Bell 284-J
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