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HMwna "
^ ..!?NrHE death of N. West ,a wire
'',1 sinking of the Rockingham wl
morning, brings the war home to
county for the first time. We now l
| of other sections of the country who
the German' underseas campaign havi
|??;derstand, if we could not before, why
? .ttwii^e policy filled people first with I
?age. Several hundred American ci
? legitimate rights upon the high seas
jBujajv the great beyond as the result of the I
H&i There will be more; so many more,
? ; that it will be utterly beyond the pov
either side of the Atlantic to control tl
Abraham Lincoln said of the Civil
has His purposes," and it is perhaps
i to understand at this time why He is
and kindly nation to be tanned into i
| in time to get out of hand, but that
on admits of scarcely a doubt.
pgppANKLIN K. LANE, Secret
JP who told the Governors of Amei
- ference held yesterday in Washin
' the war with Germany will last severa
gpS the ready talkers of American public
of the politician members of the admii
has to say about the seriousness of t!
whirk w#? amharlfpH wifli fh* rWlarahr
I1-; exists with Germany merits the careful
: p No man talks the way Secretary L
ernors out of mere desire to talk.
; pleasant things to talk about. A polil
. mg the American people what they
jy ?Mut the war could put an entirely c
the situation in a public speech and e
some one must tell the public the trutl
in a way and under circumstances whi
1 and the gathering of the Governors fu
and made the Secretary of the Interii
Only about one man in ten realized
v with Germany involves. Plenty of m
{ heartily ashamed of their amazing ig
| i RuffjStuff
; ! That awful rumbling as of cannon
'V reverberating at dawn tbls morning
.was simply the circus wagons winding
> their way to the park.
Was awfully chilly this morning for
- the kids to get up to beat it to the urn
' loading tracks.
; We don't believe in getting up to see
them unload until they begin coming
IB at noon as is usually uie case who
?|v The women of Fairmont made *
beautiful silk flag and gave it to the
I' apldlers^when they left for the SpanAU
autos will be commanoeered by
(pftb# Amy and wont It be ter
rlbls to watch some of these youngsters
: Buffering because ^they can neither
The Hobo Union voted against the
Lee Daroy, a British subject, a prise
lighter escaped from his own country
i and came here thinking he wouldn't
| have to fight?and he wont
i. He has Joined the reserve aviation
Flying la his favorite past time.
that there it some
r iunbay sending an Amenci
labia* Company. of Ae Rept
lager. popular ignorance
r- ? hiatoiy, but it muit
wer. kppen to be held
Qtendent* competent to take
nmtiin ^mntinni tha
Street. .?y~ T
Secretaiy Lane s
will be much mon
tlon Dept.... 250 Pfbably will not I
ting Dept 250 cerved a baptism <
il Roome 97 country_wiiI realize
tlve, ROBERT B. ? *?? Twentieth i
[.- 128 W. Madison which no nation ci
its energies, faculti
prise the public oi
anee only) dreadful is liable U
Ionthe ...... 81.60 French and Englisl
mth 60e
.mont) Rusaian forcee 1
nth 60c In Armenia. Evi
aek 15c too buay taking c
ENTS. fences in repair.
aek 18o General Obrego
ENTS. lean de facto govt
give old as will at n*a <*binet. H
the chair with a i
it, Wet', Virginia, at U t0 *
going to be compi
doubt about what
PAPER CALL ? ? t. T7
- If all the advic
. ,,, . been given in this
tee failing to get . . _ .
ihould call "WES- takes effect some
id give name and more comfortable
silver a paper to had.
:barge to the sub
it Virginian plana if nonular wrat
*t newspaper ae- I ^AlraUy to And
i part of tlie plan. eflect ot forcing
British navy, out
1 an actual benefit
1Y 3, 1917. seems to be the
1 Irish home rule.
The poetponec
peace and Interna
ktlme" la not going
honesty of Germs
now, whether wet
termlne, is that t
was put forth for
ment over the Mi
compelled to reeo;
last long even iff?
In Germany tt
T HOME. France they want
less operator, in the ^ey want more re
lich is reported this submarine problei
the people of Marion p]e rUn along bib
;now how the people gravest moment c
have been victims of mand impossible
e felt. We can un- 8hort order cook <
the lawless German
norror and then with The Fairmont
tizens pursuing their right in demandir
preceded West into cjty and county g
J-boat ruthlessness. not overlook the
, unless all signs fail, provement in theii
rer of the leaders on i?m Thore u n ^
le consequences. As jng in this city. '
war, the Almighty getting some o
utterly useless to try trated iecture to t
permitting this great the highly import
t rage that is certain a car on a city st
this process is going for the first time
JCA. cun
ary of the Interior, BUU
ican states at a con- Newspapers has
gton that he believes ing (Jovernor Bri
1 years, is not one of fa fe8t
,.r i better grace if he
. life, nor is he one he wag e]ected to i
listration. What he ton Leader.
he undertaking upon
in that a state of war Half the world
I consideration of all hal1 owes 11
ane did to the Gov- Hoeing potatoes
There are plenty of *'??d amo
, . svaiting for a goo<
jcian bent upon tell- connellsville Cour
would like to hear
lifferent aspect upon j Canada is takln
scape censure. But I tureB, and what (
i_ _i , I the cool iudement
II auuui uic ouuaiiuii -- lf * r.
ich compel attention, 68 011 '
irnished the occasion The Boston Tra
>r the logical person of Khiva has gran
ents just in time
what a state of war f "8tr 1
l I, i after the war, an
en who ought to be en(jg j,e wm be dol
;norance believe yet ised.?Clarksburg
But he was never up in an airship in
his life.
? ?
Pitt beat West Virginia at baseball.
Which college can drill the better la
military tactics?
i ? *
L John Kendrlck Bangs says he is with
; President Wilson now. John Kendrick
; we believe wrote one book known as
Baron Munchausen.
? ?
If the city follows the request of the
F. A. A. to place a cop at Cleveland
avenue and Main street it will do something
the newspapers have been begi
gtng for the past five years.
* * *
You've got to hand it to Toney and
Vaughn for that game they pitched yestnrrinr
20 tnnlnSB?one hit.
"War Is taken seriously in New
York city."
Yes, by saloon keepers and habitues
Peace Is taken seriously In West Virginia.
News Item.
The sun shone at camp, It they play
ball Company J will win.
We'll see you at the circus tonight,
be in the elephants' tent
Home Prom School
Miss Edith Mitchell Hartman who attends
the I eland Powers) Dramatic
school In Boston has arrived home to
spend the summer vacation with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hartman,
on Benonl avenue.
kind of constitutional inhibition again
m amy beyond die border* to fight A
iblic. We have become accustomed ti
about die simplest facts of America)
be confessed mat such views when the;
ay men who were aroimd and pwfectl;
note of events during the Spanish wa
t border on contempt
warning is merely the beginning. Ther
; of the same kind and stronger, but i
>e until after American troops have re
)f fire that some of die people of thi
i that we actually are at war. and tha
lentufy war is a murderous business ii
- -I- -- g-l. --M- .1
in survive wkuwi uuca nui ugiu wiui cu
es and resources. If that does not ap
f what is before the Nation somethim
> happen before we begin to fight as th<
i have been fighting since the beginning
lave been compelled to evacuate Musi
dently the revolutionary leaders ar
are of their "liberties" to keep thel
n, who was war minister for the Mez
irnment, has refused to enter the Car
avlng helped to put old Pomposity li
lerfectly regular setof credentials, h
o any further. Well, if Carranza 1
slled to go it alone there Is not mucl
; the end will be.
e about the rearing of babies that ha
town since the beginning of this wee!
babies are going to have a better an<
time than their daddies and mother
h In Britain against the failure of th
a remedy should turn out to have th
Sir Edmond Carson, who heads th
of public life, the U-boats will prov
; to the British empire, for Carsoi
only thing that stands in the way o
lent of the Chancellor's speech oi
itional relations until "a more flttlni
; to Increase popular confidence in th<
in official intentions. The lnferenci
1 or ill founded It Is Impossible to de
he report this speech would be mad
the sole purpose of tiding the govern
ay day crisis. A government that 1
rt to that kind of low cunning canno
Germany during wartime.
; o
te people\want political reforms, li
more military success and in Englani
isults from the naval struggle with th
m. It was ever thus. The dear peo
jsfully ignoring public matters of th
intll a crisis comes and then they de
ties with the same dispatch that i
llshes up a stack of wheats.
Automobile association Is perfectl:
ig better streets and roads from botl
overnments, but the members shouli
fact that there is much room for im
r own attitude toward the traffic prob
rast amount of grossly Improper driv
The association might do a good tun
ne to come here and deliver an illus
he automobile owners and drivers oi
ant subject of how properly to drivi
reet. Lots of them would learn thei
that they do not know'how to turn I
'e long memories. They are remind
umbaugh, of Pennsylvania, that hli
as for war prohibition would be li
had carried out the reform measurei
give the people of his state.?Charles
ought not to get the idea that tlx
t a living.?Morgantown Post-Chron
i can very profitably take the place ol
ng those aspirants to office who arc
d opening to get into the running.?
- o
g steps to curb dealings in wheat tu
Canada has done commends itself tc
of the general run of people.?Char
nscript-aptly observes that the Khai
ted a khonstltution to the khonstltuto
prevent them form khanning him
raiser feels that he kawn't do it till
d the outlook is that after the wai
[ng as he is told, and not as he promExponent.
Innocent Men Go t
25 Year Sentence
(By Associated Press)
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 8.?A
movement was started here today tc
obtain presidential pardon for three
men now serving 25 yeah sentences in
the Atlanta Federal prison for train
robbery of which another self-confessed
robber. Jeff Harrison, of the notorious
Harrison band, declared in
court yesterday he and two others
alone were guilty.
Harrison interrupted Federal Judge
Clayton who was imposing a sentence
of 25 years In prison for Harrison's
admited robbery of a Louisville and
Nashville train at Greenville, Ala., and
in tearB told the story of how Harry
Marks, Frank Moore and John Williams
had been convicted wrongfully
of holding and robbing the Alabama
Great Southern train at Bldville, Ala
una, oepuimuer m,
Harrison said hs , Bradly Webb and
Ben McKee now in the Atlanta prison
managed the Bldvllle robbery.
Hear Haydn's "Creation" at the H.
F. Temple Friday night by Fairmont
Choral 8ociety (100 voices) with Mme.
EH as Candling Dugn, Walter Barrington
and Jaty Abbott soloists. 'Admission,
60 cents; students, 86 cents*?
' ? (BYC<
wcll. twt w coin? to ee
> busy xmy r?r mc. t ha>
lwtwtt?n OUT SO|4? impori
su?cft3tion* u/hich 1 &
r Submit at a wmtin< ob
hbo cross orcaniz^tior
thov moot this mornuv
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s WASHINGTON, D. C., May a. -Sent
ator and Mrs. Howard Sutherland
wero numbered among the chosen few
who were guests at the brilliant recepi
tlon given by the Secretary of State
j and Mrs. Lansing In honor of the
French OommlRglon. The Pan Amerl
can building was chosen for thl3 strik
ingly simple and at the same time brile
liant and historic function. The corri_
dor outside the hall of the Americas,
where the guests were receives, and
at the head of the stairways had huge
bunches of cherry and apple blossoms
in tall vases, alternating with pink and
y white snap-dragons, all effective under
a wonderful canopy of flags. The Marine
Band was in its best element and
i the birds in the aviary?which is one
- of the beauties of the Pan American
. building?sang rare obllgatos an.1 interpolated
President Wilson, accompanied by
i his aide Col. Harts, U. S. A., arrived
- about ten-thirty to pay his respects to
j the distinguished" guests of honor. The
guests included the members of tbe
8 commission, Ambassadors and foreign
i ministers, the Supreme Court of the
i United States, the members of the cabinet,
leading officers of the army and j
navy and a number of Senators and
Representatives, with the ladies of
their families.
Mrs. Sutherland is also a member of
. the Red Cross company composed of
3 Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall, wife of .the
! Vice President, and twenty-one women
3 of Senators' famtlies who meet for
. morning sewing at the historic Wadsworth
residence. Mrs. Marshall?who
is most energetic in Red Cross work?
, has organized more than half tho wives
. of the Senators, who will sew at least
one morning a week. They will also
be organized Into classes tor an
t branches of Red Cross service,
j Thursday will mark the last day of
. the visit of France's war mission on
Its present status. At that time they
leave on a tour of Eastern and Middle
. Western states, the itinerary carefully
, arranged to gtve the members of the
. party an opportunity to see as much aa
possible of the country In their limited
time. The same secrecy Is being
observed as to the plans of. travel as
marked the arrival of the party. It is
known that hundreds of Invitations ,
| have been received from all parts of ,
. the United States, Borne from the cities
of the Pacific-Coast, but many had to
be declined because the early presenco
In France of the leading membors is j
imperative. I
When the .commission returns to
the Capital from Boston which is the j
end of the junket, the members will <
I have the status of high commissioners ,
of France here for formal negotiations,
"* * -* ?0 4-lvA >lolf O-hf fl|] (
and it wilt do an uqq ul mo uuuoubm.
informality and enthusiasm that haB
made the visit a joy of remembrance j
to Washlngtonians.
"Papa" Joffre will not be able to run ,
up the steps of the State, War *and ,
Navy building as he did on his first t
, visit, ahead of his distinguished con- ,
; ferees, waving his red cap to the_thou- (
sands of clerks and government em- (
ployees who shouted cheer on cheei j
, in response. Neither will "The Blue .
, Devil"?"Papa's" Chief of Staff?whose {
real name is Lieut. Col. Jean Fabry, ,
, appear informally on Pennsylvania
avenue bringing joy to the heart of the
small boy and the thousands of grown;
ups who have heard the story of "the .
Blue Devil" and his battalion of Alpine
chausseurs. Formality will mark ,
their every appearance on their return. (
Almost as erect and square-shoulder- .
? ' ?i-"" fnngrht in ;
, ed gg ne stood wucu >? ?
Lee's armies, Arthur Pope Murray, ,
! seventy-two years old, of Murfreesboro,
Tenn., who has not missed a Confederate
reunion in ton years, reachyed
Washington today on foot, the ,
first veteran to arrive for the twenty- ,
seventh annual encampment of Confederate
Veterans which begins here .
Jane 4th.
"Private" Murray, as he wishes to be
called, sqys he has no objection to Pall- .
man cars or speeding trains, but he
walks jnst to "keep himself in condl- ,
tion". He walked from his borne to (
attend the last reunion at Richmond, i
* *. ' '*fa''Vr'.* V:.i
)NPO.) ^ ^
have h rc in u/rirren
form, a pew suace?rio?ir
i una see to Be
I i
Something has kept him "lit," for he le .
wiry and supple with a steady hand
and a clear eye. On his coat is pinned
carefully a cross of honor, the Confederate
insignia for valor.
"I like to look at that cross," said
the old soldier with a smile of reminiscence.
"We fought hard then, just
like our young gallants are going to
do now when we tackle the Kaiser."
The visit of Marshal. Joffre and his
party has served to recall incidents of
the history connected with the early
part of this country, and is of especial
interest to West Virginians, in that
"Havewood," the home of Col. Samuel
Washington, the oldest brother of
George, was at Charles Town, W. Va.
Col. Joseph L. Keefer, who is related
to the Washington family, delivered
an intensely interesting lecture on
these early events this week, before
the Washington Association of National
It is a tradition in the Washington
family that when Gen. Lafayette and
IiIb tutor, lived in this country, the ,
governments of America and Ftance
had so construed matters diplomatically
that Gen. Washington could receive
no royal guests at his home in Mount
Vernon. This caused him to send the ,
visitors to his brother, Samuel, who,
being a leader of sports and fashions, 1
could guarantee them a royal time. .
Louis Philippe, who came to this coun- ,
try as an exile from France, and who *
afterward became ruler of that coun- '
ID', also spent many nappy nours at
"Havewood" in Charles Town.
John E. F. Glovf.r, of Martlnsburg,
has been given a clerkship at the War
department, which pays a salao- of
$1,200 a year. This position was given
to Mr. Glover largely as a result ef
Congressman Geo. M. Bowers active
and personal work in bis behalf. The
War Department Is the busiest in the
Capital and the force there Ib being
dally increased. So cramped are they
for space, that the hallways are filled
with desks at which many clerks are
working both day and night.
Wade Pepper, editor of the Salem *
Herald-Dispatch, will go to one of the a
officers' training camps, having been
certified and recommended by Con- _
gressman Stuart F. Reed. Mr. Reed is j.
In receipt of a number of communlca- ,
tions from West Virginia editors and .
publishers protesting against that
part of the pending espionage bill
which affects newspapers. The following
telegram from W. J. Wiegle, of ;
tne i'airmoni wesi virgmitm, u> 1/filial
of all of them: J
"The newspapers of the United
States," says Mr. Wlegel's telegram,
'are loyal and patriotic and their Influence
beyond measure. It will be a
jreat mistake for Congress to pass the
sspionage bill as It will have a tenlency
to take away the entbuslastlo
lupport of the newspapers and reflecf'
lpon the patriotism of the people of
:hls country. The people can be fully
justed and this country should profit |
jy England's mistake and take the peo- J
jle frankly Into its confidence. Any- .
;hlug else will not do. The bill by all '
neans should be killed."
A patriotic memorial, signed by F.
A Ilowan, colonel and department Z
- - -? HI r> mil ? m
ommanaer, ana Troy d. vyjiiiiuui, ilstant
general, of Patriachs Militant, t
0. 0. F., of Elklns, approving the 5
sourse of the President and Congress, c
las been received by Congressman !
Jeo. M. Bowers who presented It In i
he House and had It ordered printed |
n the Record.
James H. Stewart, commissioner of i
igriculture for West Virginia, is in
he city. Col. Stewart came to Washngton
to confer with Secretary of Agriculture
Houston about the food sup>ly
during the war, such as speeding
lp production, etc. there were agrisultural
officials from all the other
itates here also, and conferences have i
>een going on dally. Col Stewart ac- j
luainted the conference with agricnl- ,
oral conditions and crop prospects in
(Vest Virginia, and guaranteed that a
|prf norma! dMidltlonfi
can be restored In the wartorn world.
Col. Stewart expressed himself as
gratified over the business-like way
In which this meeting has been handled
and the progress that has been made
In dose cooperation between the Federal
and states' governments, and the
student groundwork laid for the success
of the undertaking.
letter recetred from a student at
the West Virginia University by Congressman
Reed today, said that 40 students
would leave that Institution next
weak for various oiuton wuuui*
Dorini tb? recent D. A. R. conven
tlon here Congressman Geo. M. Bowers
plaoed his llmosens and chauffeur at
the disposal of the Daughters lrom
West Virginia. As a souvenir of this
thoughtful attention he received a letter
from Mrs. Parks Fisher, of Morgantown,
regent for West Virginia,
thanking him in behalf of the delegation.
C. L, Boyer, a lawyer of Farkersburg,
Is a visitor in the city and was a caller
at Congressman Woodyard's office today.
Senator Sutherland has recommended
Judge B. S. Honecker, of Wheeling,
for a commission as major in the Officers'
Reserve Corps to be assigned to
the judge advocate's department;
Charles S. Trump, of Morgantown, arid
Ropcoe Hough, of Wellsburg, for commissions
In the same service. Au application
for a pension increase was
today filed with tho Pension Commissioner
by Senator Sutherland In behalf
of B. F. Frederick, of Parsons.
The first members of the Officers
Reserve Corps in West Virginia to be
called to the colors arc Lieut. Walter
r Smith nf wheeling; Lieut. Wm.
McO. Hall, of New Martinsville, and
Lieut. Irving T. Thornton, of Kermlt.
They were ordered to report at Fort.
Myar, Va? 'Jfor a period of intensive
HOULT, W. Va., May 1?[Editor
The West Virginian]?I was interestad
In your Saturday's editorial about
food price# and food control and took
your advice and wrote to both Senator
Sutherland and Congressman Neely.
The farmer is being accused off
being to blame for all high prices of)
foods and organisations of housewiv-1
as have even jumped on him and
abused him without any knowledge at
ill of the true situation. The matter
laid before Mayor Bowen is enough to
show that the fanners are not to
Last summer I went, during the fair,
to a well known dealer in produce,
md asked the price of tomatoes.
'Five cents a pound or six pounds for
i Quarter" Was the reply, "want any?"j
I replied, "No. but I would like to sell'
some as I.had taken prizes at fair on!
;omatoes and had fine ones; how much
iid they pay?" He shrugged his
shoulders, looked a little ashamed and
;hen said, "I?I?I believe we gave
'5c a bushel for those. As tomatoes
weigh 50 to GO pounds to the bushel
:hey cost 1^4 to 1% cents per pound.
(Vho was the farmer skinning?
The letter I sent to Congressman
tfeely was In part as follows:
"Don't you feel that the time is
jpportune and the people demanding
;overnment control of food prices and
some investigation and control of the
.hlngs that affect the farmers and!
production of cropB?
"l have received leUere and appeals
'rom the president, the governor and
lirector Titlow of the college of agri:ulture
sail appealing to the pride and
>atriotism of the farmers of the county
to do great things for (he state
md nation not for profit but as a pariotic
"Now this is well and good, but is
he farmer to furnish all the patriotsm
and do all the sacrificing and be
ikinned in the process? I am moved
o make these TemarkB by several
hlngs but principally on account of
iHroa nf nana -his*.
"We run a small canning plant and
ise eight or ten thousand cans every
eason. Last year we paid $21.50 per
000 f. o. b. Baltimore. The prices
ust received quote them at $50.00
ler 1000 f. o. b. Baltimore and even
hese prices are only for Immediate
lelivery. The excuse for this state of
iflaira is demand?Just because they
can got the price?no attempt Is
nade to show that raw material or lalor
has increased nearly 150 per cent
n twelve months. It Is a clear case
f get all you can. Why is not some
ttempt made to control the people of
rhom farmers must get their neces
III Sweeten the
IV Stomach
Alii nin>Ao4iAti
Prevent Constipation
Stomach Bitters
It helps Nature In Many Ways
are the two necessary elements It
?i J - -9 111. .?<! it
jjruviutja wuu tuufjio uiyiLAi auu u
direct its affairs assure the confldi
tul operation.'
Geo. E. Amos Howard I
J. M. Brownfleld Frank C.
0. & Cochrane > H. J. Han
z. 7. Davis - i H. i* Hell
On the Corner Net
; v* M
prices are to obtain for cans? Won't
you please make tome attempt to ln
<uce Congress to take up rack mat- 1
ters If the people are to be tedf I
I also wrote a slmHar one to 8ena> . I
tor Sutberiand. But this is only one, v|
It is plenty of such letters that count, 1
Editorial Comment |]
on Currcnt^SubjectiJj
From the Louisville Courier JournaL _ :
The closing debate In the lower
house ot Congress before it passed '
the army bill by an overwhelming -
majority Saturday was darkened by
the following vapid burst of unmean- '
Ing vulgarity from Mr. Speaker Clark, 7 %
who bad all along predicted the de- .;
feat of the bill:
" 'A lot of old skunkers all over the
country who think that nobody Is going
to be forced into this war except >
boys from 19 to 25,' the Speaker said, .
'and that their miserable, cowardly
bides will be sate, have been sending
telegrams here. I know tUom. I know '
every man in my district who has ':
telegraphed me, and I know who la
at the bottom ol it, and I can take
a double-barreled Lhotgun and run
j out of my district ever)- man who V
sent me a telegram to vote for eon
scriptlon, and. if school doesn't keep
too long, 1 will run a few out, too.'"
In his speech at the banquet of the ?
American Newspaper Publishers' Associutiqn
in New York on Thunday
evening the Hon. James. W. Gerara,
lately United States ambassador to
Germany, as the report tells us, an
ralgned Speaker Clark for his advocacy
of the volunteer system and expressed
thanks that "some beneficial
providence which keeps the American
people from putting forward their
near-statesmen'' mtorvenew in ivta ie ; h
prevent Mr. Clark from getting the I
Democratic nomination for President. "1
was one of the financial supporters
of Mr. Clark's campaign," katd Mr. I
Gerard, "and In the light of event! I B
am not sorry that he was beaten."
The Courier-Journal desires to lay
"ditto" to Mr. Gerard. It was one
among the foremoBt newspaper sup- B
porters of Mr. Clark In 1912. Under B
its lead Kentucky instructed for blm
and her delegation voted for him to fl
the last. The bare thought that such y B
a man might be President of the
United States Is little Bhort of ap B
palling. Surely God has this '""'ntry B
in His holy keeping!
Prom the New York Sun.
The sun of Champ Clark has net I
definitely and finally without hope o! B
another risfng. B
Never before has the nation been
able so clearly to see that the Intrigues B
which in 1912 deprived Clark of a B
nomination he had fairly won uper- B
nted as if they had been providential- fl
ly inspired for the national good. The fl
hundreds of thousands of Democrats fl
who have long been incllubd to look fl
upon him as a martyr are now forced il
to the conviction that but for his de- ' "fi'fl
feat then the nation would have becrr* -fl
martyred. For him, after this coni "B
gress, in which he is but a petty
force for evlh shall have euded, there ' fl
is nothing left but the dry rot wiilcb fl
ove-takes the discredited and repudl- . fl
ated politician. He has committed B
political hara-kiri.
"So far as Missourlans are con- B
cerncd," said Clark, "thore Is very lit
tie difference between a conscript and B
a convict."
So much the worse for Mlssourlans
if this monstrous assertion were true. '
But it is not. It is a bald and treacherous
lie, intended to support a proGerman
vote at the expense of the
reputation of the Speaker's constltu- *
cnts for intelligence and patriotism.
Hear Mme. Elsa Gundling Duga, Waiter
Harrington and Jack Abbott In solo
work in the "Creation" by Fairmont
Choral Society at M. P. Temple Friday
night. Admission, 50c; students, 86c.
".? sum.
Tou naturally feel secure when you
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the great kidney, liver and bladder .
remedy, is absolutely pure and contains
no harmful or habit producing
The. same standard of purity,
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ail Dllglll OUM DAVBHWHVWI yt wuwi ?UBU
Dr. Kilmer many years ugo, is maintained
In every bottle of Swamp-Root.
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from vegetable berbs. It is
not a stimulant and Is taken In teaspoonful
doses. It is not recommended
for everything. According to verified
testimony it is nature's great
helper in relieving and overcoming
kidney, liver and bladder troubles.
If you suffer, don't delay another
day. Go to your nearest druggist now
and get a bottle. All drug stores sell j
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However, if you wish first to try
this great prepartalon .send ten cents
to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. -?
Y? fir a sample bottle. When writing
be sure and mention The West Virginian.
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