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j > Marches Five Miles to TubHouse
and Bathes in
Squads of Fifteen.
(This Is another of a series of letters
from Arthur Empey, former United
States cavnlry Kergeantmajor now
with the British In France, to his chum
"Jim." a militiaman Just returned from
the Texas .border. The letters from
"Emp," who Is a brooklyn hoy. arc
published as received.?Editor.)
(Copyright. IS 17. by The Newspaper
Enterprise Association.)
Dear Jim:
Glad to hear your regiment has
lioen ordered home from the Mexican
ahorder. No such luck
fur me. though; I
siged for duration of
war, and supposo I
H9 be stuck
here In the trenches
* i \i) for the next seven
-S years, unless I'm killeil
or wounded.
Vestcrdny was Sunday,
and at a o'clock
^^M?B we fp" for "cburch
Wi^WW| parade." This Is com
^ .wewvo. empbv pulsorv. We mrached
to a large field nearl)
two miles distant. The chapluin, dressed
In his church robes, delivered the
sorvlce from an artillery limber, while
we formed a hollow Bqunre around
him. There were about 60U soldiers
\ In all.
During the service we were watching
an air fight overhead. Weren't
paying much attention to the address, |
and I think "Holy Joe" (the chaplain) '
was watching that fight himself!
After tlio service we marched hack i
to our billets, tired and in the worst1
of humors. We hadn't been dismissed
20 minutes when our company sergeant-major
"Qet your equipment on. drill order,
and fall In Tor bath parade! I.g>ok
lively, my lads!" .
A howl of Indignation greeted this
order, but out we came. Discipline is
We lined up In front of our billet,
with rifles and bayonets. (Why you
need rifles and bayonets to take a
bath gets me!) In our belts we carried
120 rounds of ammunition, aud we
wore steel helmets. Why you need
THEM for a hath, also Is past me.
Each man had a piece of soup and
After a five-mile murcli along a dusty
road, with an occasional shell whistling
overhead, we arrived at a little
squat frame building on the bank of
a creek. Nailed over the door of this
building was a large sign, "Divisional
Baths." In a wooden shed In the rear,
we could hear a wheezy old engine
, pumping water.
We lined up in front of the baths and
plied our rifles into stacks. A sergeant
of the medical corps, with a
yellow band around his left arm on
which was "S. P." (sanitary police) In
black letters, took charge, ordering
' us to take off our equipment, unroll
our puttees and unlace boots. Then;
starting from the right of the line, he
divided us into squads of fifteen. 1
happened to be in the first squad.
we uuiereu u muiiii ruuiu. wnere tve
had five minutes to undress, then filed
into the bathroom, in here there were
fifteen tubs?barrels sawed in two?
t half full of water. Kach tub containII
ed a small piece of laundry soap.
The sergeant informed us we bad
just twelve minutes to take our baths.
Soaping rtirselves all over, we took
turns In rubbing each other's backs,
r j then by moans of a garden hose, wash.
\ ed tho soap of[. The water was ice
cold, but felt fine.
Prettty soon a bell rang and the water
was turned off. Some of the slow-.
er ones were covered with soap, but |
this made no dill'erenco to the sergeant,
who chusod us into another:
room, where w< lined up in front of a
little window, resembling the box office
in a theatre .and received clean .
j underwear and towels.
From bore we went Into the room 1
where we had first undressed. Ten \
minutes was allowed us to get iuto our
My pair of drawers came up to my l
chin, and the shirt barely reached my
dianhratn, but they were clean, no
I atraingers 011 tliem, so I was satisfied. 1
At the expiration of the time allotted
we were turned out and finished
our dressing in the cold on the grass.
When all the company had bathed
It was a case of march back to billets.
That march was the most uncongenial
one imagined, just cuBsing
and blinding all the way. We were
covered with white dust and the wool'
en underwear was Itching like the mischief.
If "Holy Joe" heard our remarks
he would have fainted at our
g wickedness.
iy Jim. when you jump into your porcelain
bathtub tft^haow,. with its hot
and cold water shower, just think of
Tommy out here, who. occasionally,
for eight days at a time, never takes
SL* i\tT Ma ahnnu
8^ . "Write soon.
Yours, "EM P."
The moon Is getting nearer to the
earth at a speed of 14 feet In 200
years. Astronomers are unable to
t., explain why this Is so. Probably the
sW-;, high prices have something to do with
pushing It down.
You you're talkln.'
j&'.iV What's the difference between a
rich man's son and a barrel of flour?
Olvo up?, A whole lot, considerable
stuff cm- he made out of a- barret of
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Mario G. Menocal, Jr., is the 17-yearold
son of the president of Cuba, and i
is here shown on guard mount at a
fortress near Havana. Ho was among
the first to enlist recently to help;
quell the political revolution against'
his father.
Evening Chat
It ain't no trouble,
Much, to say,
How do ye do,
My friend, today,
Kr with a smile,
Yer face adornln'
Push out a hearty.
Crisp, Good Mornin"
It keeps yer spirits
High and sweet,
Snlutln' friends,
Ye chance to meet.
And though at first.
It's awkward to yo.
Yen do surpnaed.
What good 'twill do ye?
Jlat try?a smile,
Yer face adornin'
First one yc meet,
' And say, GOOD MORNIN".
Gllson Gardnor, tho well known
Washington correspondent whose signed
articles are frequently printed in
the colmns of The West Virginian,
dropped In on Carl Vrooman, assist'
ant secretary of garlculture the other
day for a talk about the high cost of
living and one of the storleB Vrooman
told him follows:
"Some time last winter a New England
grocer who had bought a barrel
of apples for $6.50, found in the barrel
a note from the fanner in whose orchard
the fruit had been grown, saying:
I go.t $2.50 for this barrel of apples.
How much did you pay for It?' 1 don't
know whether the grocer replied to the
farmer or not, bu.t at any rate here is
clear evidence that the distributor,
whom I shall call the legitimate middleman,
paid more than twice as much
as the farmer received for this product.
and of course the consumer paid
oven moro. for tho grocer was In business
for his living and was desirous of
making his profit.
"If all fanpers who grew apples, potatoes,
onions, turkoys, strawberries
ollinr PWna whlrh PO HiPPP.tlV 111
boxes from farm to store would follow
the practice of the New England orch
ardlst, we would be In the way of securing
some extremely valuable Information
which would throw light on
one of the most vital questions In agriculture
Our school, taught by Miss Bertha;
Boselcy was closed down for two
weeks on account of measles. Our
school will clos on April 9th with an
exhibition at night.
S. S. Swisher has gone to Webster
and Nicolas counties to buy cattle In
behalf of W. E. Watson.
E. E. Holland who is a student at
the Union Business College at Fairmont
spent tho week end at his home
Mrs. Delia Malone has returned from
Maidsvllle where she was called by
the illness of her mother Mrs. Lee
Miss Agnes Arnett was honored with
a birthday party Thursday evenng.
March 1.
Miss Florence Swisher spent Saturday
and Sunday in Morgantown.
Miss Maud Janes was called to Lan
rel Point last weca oy mo mness 01
her aunt Mrs. Boy era
Jay Klncaid and the Misses Lillian i
and Mary Holland attended the revival
services at Catawba Saturday
Misses Marie Carrothers and Florence
Swisher spent a few days recently
with their grandfather T. N. Swisher
of Winfleld.
The Junior Lodge at Smithtown
gave an oyster supper Saturday night
In honor of the old members.
D. B. Yoder and Mr. Lenzy Tennant
were the guests of Misses Marie Carrothers
and Bertha Boseley Saturday
Ira DeVault of Enterprise is visiting
his mothor Mrs. L. H. DeVault of
"Willis Phillips of Flickersvllle and
Miss Pearl Groves of this place were
united in marriage Sunday March li
at the borne of the bride.
/gt6 HURRY cStORs.e1.
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(Contiuued from page 1.)
Wast second for the day, in returns. 1
Miss Nellie Eckles, of Fairmont, was
third. Miss Florence Richardson also
of the city was fourth. Other import- j
ant positions were held by Miss Beryl !
Baker, of Miinnlnftton, and Miss Fan- <
nle Flint, both yesterday's Honor Roll 1
candidates. I
Create Reserve j
ar eacn day goes by, ihe rivalry for '
the leading positions In the Great
Golden Festival becomes Keener. It is ,
very seldom In a campaign of this ;
kind that the fight for leading post- ;
tions begins so early.
In nearly every instance, the total j
of the various candidates underwent
a matorial change for tho list today.
Yesterday, there was a constant :
stream of candidates and friends In '
the office of the Golden Festival Manager,
either with subscriptions, or 1
votes, or after more information.
In a very few Instances, candidates <
are making the mistake of polling :
thefr entire reserve vote In their ef- 1
forts to make a good showing on the
list each day. That is u big mistake, '
from the candidates' standpoint. While,
of course, it is u wise idea to let one's I
vote total gfow each day, to show the :
people that lie is interested In his
own behalf It is very unwise to publish
the entlro subscription vote each <
day, In an effort to head the list, or
stay near the top. It Is far better to (
create reserve each day. to have for |
use nt the end of tho campaign. Sub ,
seriptlon votes are good for their face
value any timo during the Golden Fes- .
tival campaign.
Competlton Becoming Keen
Many candidates who have not heretofore
figured extensively in the race.
will bo found among the topnotchers
today. One of these candidates said
yesterday that she lmd not paid much ,
attention to the Golden Festival, un- 1
til a few davH ago. She had noticed (
that she hail been nominated, and one i
or two of her friends called hor up j
at the start and told her that they
were voting for her. The rest of her
friends soon noticed that her vote
total wns going higher and they n|l
began giving her their support, until
she said she simply had to go to work
and do her best In order to show her
friends that she appreciated their
friendship and support. Now this lady i
is so enthusiastic over the campaign
that she is going to put up the fight of
her lite to win the Thousand Dollars. :
Subscriptions Count
As each day passes in the greatest
newspaper campaign that West Virginia
ever seen, the candidates themselves,
as well as the entire public, aro ,
Good for 5
I nominate
Nominated by
In the West Virginian Golden Fe
blank sent in for each candidate v
neatly and sent or brought to the
Koom 209, Jacobs Building, Falrmo
\ seed Vou^N
' ,1 \VOU'RE eeffiti' FAY!/
(V'vau KWoW-fv*"
r/ Been wowoiJe
Touting to tbe realization that It la
he rabacrlptlona tbat count the moat
ifter all. Tbere are several of tbe
landidatea who assume leading postlone
during the past day or two. slm>ly
by clipping coupons, while the votsrs
run In series. Some of tbese canlldatea,
by the way tbey are managing
heir campaign, sbow they hare not
liven tbe Golden Festival thorough
itudy. Surely every candidates in the
-ace knows at least a half dozen peo>le;
has half a dozen friends who may
ir may not bo readers of The Wset
Virginian. These candidates conld
saslly enroll these six friends for a
rear's subscription no doubt. Thisi
would mean a great many thousand
rotes and these subscriptions could;
>e gathered up by any candidate on
he list In half an hour. Figure the
thing out for yourself. One yearly
rabscrlptton to The West Virginian
:ounts fifteen thousand votes. Figure
igatn how long It would take you. how
nuch energy you would have to expend
to secure fifteen thousand votes
Sy clipping coupons.
n juu cue juicicaica in me uoiaen
Festival yourself, it is supposed you
rntered to win. If you were nominated
by a friend that friend nominated
you because he thought you stood
lead and shoulders in ambition above
svery other friend he knew. He nomnated
you because he himself saw the
ipportunlty and wanted to do you a
'avor. Ho thought you would appre:lte
that favor enough to do your i
best. Why, when you have an oplortunlty
facing you like this will you
illow procrastination to ruin you?|
SVhy will you put off until tomorrow
0 do what you should do today? As
rou ran your, campaign, so will the
eflection go out among your acquaintinces
of a llfo well ordered of a life
carelessly lived. Your hopes, your
tmbltions aro reflected in your campaign.
You win only If you are wiling.
You will lose without an effort.
Put a punch in your ambition!
The price of The West Virginian and j
The Farmers Free Press follows, tojether
with the number of votes Issued
in each subscription payment.
(In Fairmont)
> years $35.00 125,000 votes
S years 21.00 70.000 votes
5 years 14.00 40,000 votes.
1 year 7.00 15,000 votes I
5 months.... 3.60 0,000 votes j
I months.... 1.80 2.200 votes j
J months 1.20 1.500 votes !
(Outside Fairmont)
5 years $45.00 175.000 votes
1 years 27.00 80.000 votes
2 years...... 18.00 60,000 votes
L year 9.00 25,000 votes j
i months.... 4.50 10,000 votes
i months.... 3.00 5.000 votes I
I months.... 1.50 2,000 votes
I month 75 1,500 votes j
DT m/MLi
> years $25.00. 75,000 votes
5 years 15.00 40.000 votes
2 years 10.00 25,000 votes
I year 5.00 10.000 votes
1 months.... 3.00 5.000 votes
3 months.... 1.50 2,000 votes
2 months.... 1.20 1,500 votes
3 years $ 5.00 10,000 votes
2 years 2.00 3,000 votes
L year 1.00 1,400 votes ;
LaFollette Anxious
to Speak at Wheeling!
WHEELING, W. Va., March 7.?
Senator Robert M. LaFollette wants
to appear in Wheeling Thursday night
despite the fact thnt citizens In mass
meeting here last night protested
against his appearance. Today he
wired Rabbi A. H. Silver, in whose
temple he Is scheduled to speak, that
unless Senate duties interfere or his
date here in canceled he will speak
In Whoollug Thursday on "The Undermining
of Democracy."
The 300 subscribers to the temple
lecture course, under whose auspices
La Follettc Is scheduled to appear,
are divided on the question. Unless
n liiojui 11/ tuto lu U1UIC1 LUt: Utile Dy
noon tomorrow La Kollctto will be permitted
to appear.
on Blank
,000 Votes
stival. Only the first nomination
rill be counted. Must bo clipped out
Manager The Golden Festival,
nt, W. Va.
I ir
NING, MARCH 7, 191?
No School Today.
Because of the special bond election
that is being held at the Thobum
school building, the school children
were given a one day vacation. Most
of the teachers will spend the day
observing the work in out of town
Returned From Hospital.
Miss Gladys Rowe daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Rowe of Thoburn returned
homo during the week from
Cook Hospital where she underwent
an operation for appendicitis. She
is rapidly recovering.
Stork Generous.
The old stork was very generous
yesterday and as a result Mr. and
Mrs. Beti Fletcher were made lsappv
by-thc birth of a twin boy and girl.
School to Close.
The teachers and pupils of the Monongah
public school are now busy
preparing for the ending of the school
term which will occur on Friday. The
regular school term is seven months
but because of the erection of the
new building, only six months of
scnooi win oe given mis year.
"The Grand Army Man."
Under the auspices of tho Thoburo
high school. John F. Chambers presented
at the Lyric theatre last evening
his master reading entitled "The
Gnand Army Man." From the beginning,
the reading which portrayed the
life of a typical old soldier, was full
of comedy and pathos. His recitation
of James U'hllcomb Riley's poem entitled.
"Tradlu' Joe" Was also a big
Miss Ruth Uoggess and Miss Lillian
Davis, students in the Fafrmont Normal
wero in Monongah yesterday afternoon
attending t0 shopping.
Clyde Satterfleld, George 8. Hall
and M. Silverman were In Fairmont
during the week as business callers.
Mrs. Lawrence Little of Fairmont
was In town yesterday evening visitng
fiends and relatives.
Miss Norma Lowe and Miss RuRtli
Gibson were in town yesterday afternoon
as business visitors.
Mrs. Clyde Gaston of Fairmont was
in Monongnh yesterday afternoou visiting
Harold Haggerty was in Fairmont
yesterday afternoon ns ia social visitor.
Miss Myrtle Morgan of Davis.Ridge
was in Monongah yesterday en route
to Fairmont on business.
Miss Bess Judy and Mrs. S. A. Judy
were calling at New Bethlehem yesterday
Airs. Bruce Ilodgers was umong the
local shoppers in Fairmont yesterday.
Mrs. Bell Grimes of Clarksburg, formerly
of this town was In Alonongah
yesterday visiting friends.
Jack Gasklns was among tho local
social visitors to Fairmont Tuesday
Dalton Smith of Fairmont was calling
in town yesterday afternoon.
Miss Vera Shaw, a teacher in the
Thohpni schools was on serving in
the public schools of Shinnston this
Mrs. Lillie Morgan was among the
local callers in Fairmont tlitB morning.
Aliss Alice Bucy of Chiefton was In
Alonongah yesterday afternoon visiting
Miss Grace Voak was among the
local callers to Farmington this afternoon.
Miss Johanna Walinan Is visiting in
Clarksburg today
Pfnf Cl'iiiila XfrRan tc onnniHn rr f Vin
day in Farmlngtou
Tlic fella that knows the least iR always
in the biggest hurry to tell It.
la oar
the Eaay Way to
Sjd Housekeeping
Tour Furniture,
Piano, Woodwork,
Automobile, Finished
Floors, and all
Varnlshod Surfaces.
Clear, pure and
free from acy cum.
Will not gather
dust, as It gives a
hard, dry, bright
gloss; a brighter
lustre than wax and
easier to uie( v ^
To give en
tire a a tis f ac- 7j|M?LtASS^7
tion or your
J. M. Hartley & Son Company.
/gefoRe \ 60 6eoR66^N
ASK ME WHV tS A 6U*Ck\ /
\A viHntHe?J! \
George N'eel wis on this ridge one
day list week.
Z. B. Huffman waa seen on this
ridge Wednesday of last week.
J. W. Nedkwas culling on P. 8. Murphy
Tuesday night and also Wednesday
night. He was at Fairmont on
Wednesday o nbnalness
E. T. Moan was calling on A. 0.
I Banner one evening last week on
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Hawkins and
Ellen Huffman were calling on Mr.
und Mrs. Huffman one night last
Messrs. Sheraden Pride Festus and
Samuel Phllllpe went through our
town Wednesday last enroute to Fairmont
where they were transacting
Mesar. George Jones and Fay Moran
were at Fairmont one day last week
on business.
James Kinrald Is working for J.
Pride last week.
There wasn't any church at Falrriew
Wednesday night on account of
the weather.
Henry Huftraan was a business call,
er at Amos Huffman's one day last
Goorge Huffman was calling on his
father Amos Huffman Friday of last
Emely Heskell was calling on Mary
Carpenter Friday last.
Master Jessie Saterfleld wag visiting
ft .. i i
For Itching Scalp
You do not want a slow treatment
for itching scalp when hair is falling
and the dandruff germ is killing the
I hair roots. Delay means?no hair.
Get. at any drug store,'a bottle of
| zemo for 25c or $1.00 for extra large
! size. Use as directed, for it does toe
: work quickly. It kills the dandruff
germ, nourishes the hair roots and immediately
stops itching scalp. It is
a pure, reliable, antiseptic liquid, is not
greasy, is easy to use and will not stain.
Soaps and shampoos are harmful as
they contain alkali. The best thing to
me for scalp irritations is remo, for it
| is safe and also inexpensive.
] 7ho K. W. Rose Co.. Cleveland. O.
It Soothes and Relieves Like a
Mustard Plaster Without
the Burn or Sting
Musterole is a clean, white ointment
made with the oil of mustard. It docs all
the work of the old-fashioned mustard
plaster?does it better and does not blister.
You do not have to bother with a
cloth. You simply rub it on?and usually
the pein is gone!
Many doctors and nurses use Musterole
and recommend it to their patients.
They will gladly tell you what relief it
gives from sore throat, bronchitis, croup,
stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, congestion,
i pleurisy, rheumatism, lumbago, pains
and acnes of the back or joints, sprains,
sore muscles, bruises, chilblains, frosted
feet, colds of the chest (it often pre:
vents pneumonia).
About Backache, Swelling of
Such words as these are heard all
over West Virginia.
Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, Grassy, W.
Va., writes: "1 wish to explain what
good Anurlc has done for me. I have
been in bad health for years. East
winter I was taken very 111 with pains
and aching all over. My hlpH and
legs hurt me so thai I could not do
any ::ind of work and my ankles were
so swollen I could not wear my shoes.
I happened to Bee In a paper about
Dr. Pierce's Anurlc Tablets so I sent
for a trial package. I took them according
to directions, and the swelling
all left my ankles, the pain and
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soreness left mj- back, and I felt so
much better that I got a flfty-cent
box. I will contlnne to use them as
long as I think I need them.
"My little boy, aged 14 years, was
taken down with rheumatism. 1 had
two doctors with him that did him
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'AUTri^HT MR eoiie^X /fl&f
WHY - 15 Pi 0CACK HeU J / CAN I
r. VHWimwa^
! hi* grandparents Mr. and Mr*. J. B.
Carpenter recently.
Messrs. John Btneh and eon Busvel
was on the Musgrove end of thl? tMn
one day last week.
I H. Prldo was on the Moran end of
| this ridge one day last Week on fene>
E. Pride went through our town on4
day last week.
George Huffman went through our
town Saturday last
^George Travis was a recent visitor
Nick Jenkins was on this ridge oit
Monday of this week on bustnese.
Miss Zoo Banner Is at her home o*
this ridge at this writing.
lis Lake. Jr.. was seen on thltf
ridge Monday of this week.
J. C. Moran was calling on Mr. Ash.'
man Carpenter ot^e day this week.
Stomach Bitters
It Helps Nature Wonderfully
Woman Thought She Would
Die. Cured by Lydia E.
Pinkham'e Vegetable
Ogdensburg, Wis.?'! suffered from
! female troubles which caused piercing:
{hrouj^i my ^bsct
so I hsd^to (o to
bed. The doctor
advised^sn ^operImdrewjaboutLydi*
i bottle brought great
1 relief and six bottlea have entirely
cured me. Ail women who have female
trouble of any kind should try Lydia EL
. Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound." ?
Mrs. EItta Dorion. Ogdensburg, Wis.
Physicians undoubtedly did the rbest.
, battled with thia case steadily and could
do no more, but often the most scientifia
treatment ia surpassed by the medicinal
i properties of the good old fashioned
roots and herbs contained in Lydia ELl
> Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound.
If any complication exists It pays to
write the Lydia EL Pinkham Medicine
Co., Lynn, Mass., for special free a*r|ea?: ^
Feet, Kidneys, Rheumatism* 3
no good. I began to give bins the
Anuric Tablets and be is now walla
says he feels as well aa he ever did
In his life."
No organ of the body ia more easily
deranged than the kidneys. Day
in and day out their action is oonstant,
in separating the poisonous!
mailer irom the blood. Moat case*
of kidney trouble may easily be over-<
come by merely taking a little Anurid
(double Btrengtb) with the meals.
Simply ask your druggist for Dr^
Pierce's Anuric or send 10 cent* ?Ma ,,
name of this paper to Dr. Pierce, 1m
valid's Hotel and Surgical Institute,
Buffalo, N. Y? for a large sample
package of Anuric. It will convince
I any one suffering from kidneys, bladder,
backache, that it Is many time^
more active than llthla; besides be- |
i Ing absolutely harmless It |H nssi IM 'A
ihc kidneys in a healthy state by
. thoroughly cleansing them.
Mr. H. Lucas who resides at 111* j
Baltimore St, Wheeling, W. Via., say*
"Anuric gave me wonderful relief. A
little better than a year ago I begun,
to have kidney ailment I had sevetedfl
pains in the lower part of my back,
and acros^my kidneys. It kept grow-'
lng worse all the time, when at laat ll
had to give up?was not able to W' i
anything for two weeks. I learned,
of Dr. Pierce's Anuric Tablets aW}%B
began at once to take them. Tbegcvj!
soon relieved me so I eould rtsnma :
my work, and in time cured me. I
have not been bothered with this ailment
since. I can recommend Anurirf
very highly for kidney troubles."
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