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I; WASHINGTC It GOSSIP I Ijj|. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 29.? The Senate may appoint a committee $; to Investigate how much of truth there Ifiggi Is tn the charge, which was officially Kv brought to Its attention several days MW ago by a letter and accompanying resoB|y lutlons presented by Senator Calder, of New York, that Charleston cltlP? zens are buying up all the available building property in the vicinity of ' the site for the proposed projectile li? and armor plat plants, with the Idea of making large profits by embarrass >!" ing the government In securing houslng accommodations for Its employes. K There Is Informal talk among the E2? Senators of doing this. 41' The alleged activities of Charleston K: capitalists In corralling much of the l\' land available for home-building for ' government employes, the denials of I' that allegation made in telegrams from II former Senator Chilton to Sonator Swanson and Walter E. Clark, a local editor, to Senator Sutherland, were officially read Into the Senate proceedings and the case Is now officially in the Record. It Is almost certain that I' the' Senate will want more specific knowledge and that the way it will proceed to get It is to appoint a comI mlttee of Its own to investigate it. I' " Some of tho Senators who have dlsI cussed it informally, said that the V statement in the Chilton telgram of |< May 21, to the effect that "we have I organized a million dollar company to I , build good bouses to take care of the * nitdittnnal Donulation," appeared sufflc lent to justify the Senate in inquiry lng Into the matter. It Is iccalled that Senator Chilton was probably more active than any other Senator In getting favorable action In committee on the bill putting the government into the armor plate manufacturing business. In fact, It Is undrstandlng here the re-locatlon of the plant at Charleston was In the nature of a reward from the Administration for the part he played In that lm' portant legislative transaction. Instead of wristlng first to his Senator and his Congressman for letters of recommendation, and filing them ,, with his written application to be taken Into the government's training schools for aviators, William M. Mullen, of Parkersburg, W. Va., reversed that operation. Ho came in person to v * Washington, landing here early Saturday morning. When Col. Squlrer, [' whp is In charge of that branch of the (& , service arrived at his office In the War, State and Navy building, the first card brought to him by his secretary was the card of the young Parkershurger. He was the first visitor of many that day. It Is evident that Col. Squlrer liked !the looks of the tall, handsome young Parkersburger and that he was Impress ed with his Intelligence, bearing, and the way he told of himself in response 1 to the Informal oral examination. It is evident from the fact that when WIIW Ham M. Mullen left the presence of Col. Squlrer he was down on the book to appear Monday morning for the ex, amlhatlon which will settle whether he ( \ Is going to be one of Uncle Sam's f u young birdmen, or is going back to business or the military draft The chances are very much In favor of his going straightaway to some training jj? t camp for flyers. Because, they don't K' spend so much time on, and take so rnuoh trouble with aviation applicants who haven't a chance, as they did with ' this youngster. Prom the War department, young I j. Mullen wended his way to the vtI ^ces of Senator Sutherland and ConBp. gressman Woodyard, wbero he introI * duced himself, told what ho had done, and asked if they would give him let n. ters of recommendation, which are required. They were only too glad, for they know the boy's father, M. W. Kft Mullen, a leading merchant and promt ' ncnt citizen of Parkersburg, and ad^H^imired the plucky, business like way In I'. wlilch the young man hud gone about BMS''lthe business he in mind, which was | getting to be a flyer for Uncle Sam. MM Young Mullon is 24, a tall, clean8pUt>,fine-looking young American. Ho | was educated'Is the schools of Par ? THIS MAKtt / " jr j f L WK M *^T T' *T", Si )N NEWS -:- II | By CHABH8 BROOKS ?MtTHl| ker8burg and Louisville, served two years in the National Guard, and could havo gone to Fort Benjamin Harrison to be trained for an officer's commission bad be but said the word. But he passed up that opportunity to sco if he couldn't "mako" the aviation service. The officials he has met In Washington say that he deserves to make it, ail rigbt. Congressman and Mrs. Edward Coop or have gone to their home at Brainwell, to which place Mr. Cooper was called by urgent private business which require his personal attention. He will return within a few days. In the meantime he is "paired" with his colleague, Congressman Adam B. Littlopage, who is at his home in Charleston for a few days. A commission as postmaster, dated May 21, as been issued to Arthui Jackson, of Littleton, which is a postoffice in the presidential class; and commissions, bearing date of May 24 to the following: John A. Blaker, Asbury; Sturley Bonner, Gladwin; Camden A. Jarvis, Littlo Otter; and Andrew Sharpneck, Pisgah. A recent visitor in Washington was Hon. Adolph Scherr, of Charleston. Senators and Congressmen have been passing around among themselves today, with evident assent, tho following article from the Boston Transcript; "Washington will be the scene within a few fortnights of an explosion the like of which the nation has not witnessed Bince the war with Spain. It will blow the lid off the public delusion that ours is to be a placid participation in the great conflict, 'a little and a long distance war.' It will Diasi away toe Darners wnicn lnerfectives In high places have erected against the efforts of the ablest business men between the two oceans to help the nation get ready for warbusiness men who have arrived In Washington only to find that the work of the Advisory Council of Nations is viewed with petty suspicion by members of the Cabinet, who are afraid of bolng overslaughed or of having their infirmities become public property. It will disclose a condition of defencelessness on land and sea a lac.k of coordination In the War and Navy departments, a mean and Jealous political prejudice, an attitude toward men of affairs which is disheartening and disrupting. "When the explosion comes the country will be told that all criticism of the Cabinet Is aimed at the President bnd amanates either from the ranks of the opposition party or from bankers and business men who want to reach a rich harvest In war profits from the government Every device known to the demagogue will be employed to hoodwink tho people In the effort to protect the group of mediocrities who for the most part make up the CablIf ttiA ARnlnnflfra Mil hnrnmflfl n law without too much amendment It will enable the Administration to Jail leaden of the preea and the public who dare to tell the people the truth about the government; but war Is as time when patriotic service Is limited neither to army or farming. "The sooner the explosion comes the better It will be for the country. The fathers and mothers who aro giving their Bons to the army and navy have a right to know what the government Is doing and to criticize what Is badly done or dodged altogether. Tho brains of America must be mobilized and used before we can win the war, even though more than one mediocrity who Is today blocking progress loses his Job." In the public mind there Is a connection between this strenuous effort to abridge the constitutional rights of froe speech and a fl ee press, a proposal which neither Washington nor Llhcoln would listen to, and the future of the present CablnGt. Somehow, the opinion will not down that It is a protection intended more for e Raise. ( >*Wl,llr'Ne*V0 AM4W4ti-# icr F ) c I ( M ft-- ^AYttoyElP^J I the present Cabinet than it is for ~ serving any other purpose. Washington, official and private, It is no violation of wartime proprieties to state, ex- ? pect?and expects it confidently, and ~ rather hopefully?that a tremendous sentiment throughout the country will force a new Cabinet?a war Cabinet of men of such high and special qualifications and character as to command the confidence of the American people. It cannot be said that the present Cabinet does; that it did even in piping peace times. It is pojnted out that not a belligerent nation engaged in the great conflict, but has experienced the downfall of a cabinet, and many of them have gone through Bevoral such ministerial downfalls with most salutary and beneficial results. 80Y1 liberty BOND ZZZ FOR ZSZ BABY Dress Up for Memorial Day Men are volunteering In the war against winter suits and wool hats. Conscription may got you If you don't get Into one of these nice, light Palm Beach suits, and put on a Panama and get In line with the reft of the satisfied folks Who deal at Coogle's. Remember the tie. It finishes the dressed-up look of the man that makes you turn around to look as he passes by. Our tie line Is as complete as you will find. OTfnriln ?ro fonnil nnw ati tha man who pride? himself on being up to date. At prices that make you forget the war we can fit your feet In footwear that will give you service you have always wanted, but never got before. And lest we forget, Buy a Liberty Bond today, and by so doing, be a contributor to the great cause of Universal Peace. Inautre at your bank for particulate. Jas.W.Coogle \ Everything In Men'e Weal". 818 ADAM8 STREET Alonao Bartlet, aged 53 years, a realmt of Clarksburg, died last night In la city at the home of Mrs. C. F. Wigngton on Plerpont avenne where be is taken anddenly ill on Wednesday, r. Bartlett who was a traveling salesan, was taken ill from congestion of elnnga on Wednesday evening pneuonla developing later which resulted his death. He was employed by the orton Salt company of Chicago and aveled through this territory where 9 was well known. The body was ken to Clarksburg today where Inter ent will be made. A brother and a in camo here from Clarksburg yesrday ajd accompanied the body jme. ?? Display the American Flag. Flags on staffs should be at halfast until noon Memorial Day; afterion let Old Glory go up high. The Executive Committee makes ev y citizen a committee for decorating s premises with flags; do It now. .^V^Norllism^^^V / /West Winnie's Gre?te?t\ \ f / Hswipepsr \ \ fhctDe$tDirgimmt J \ \ Apr th?t GOM / / The West Virginian is on sale ev y evening at the following places: NION NEW a CO., Street Car Station and B. & 0. Station. 'ATSON BUILDING NEWS STAND, Main entrance Watson Building. A1RM0NT NEWS CO., 124% Main LYDE S. HOLT, Main Street. ORAN & PRUNTY, corner Bridge and Water streets. H. M'CLOSKEY, corner Sixth and Locust avenue. . G. MARTIN, Main street AMILTON DRUG CO- corner Tenth and Virginia avenue. j We Wai The makers oi eistent, scientific that beats the wori< You know ^o old ?t toa the tortoiioi ?how the hare ekip top.?-out all kind, of e. ?how the tortoise it #f the road?kept on gc ?-job know that (tor; No Experiment Some automobile mat ?like the hare, trying jtperate better in advertii But the Maxwell mak ?and whan some 01 latest novelty, the Maxwe ?or simplified or im| km, ?or in other big am footed the one Maxwell So that, in ths end, th ; The Maxwell W K Maxwell stock car' Maxwell?without atoppii |n 44 days and nights, ---? -a a_ n> ? no h ran or ? f faieline. No otlior vehicle hull to compare with that fo? The Ecom P, D. Armour uaad ta fell the hop but the aquaa Theft the kind of c Secretary-^* the Treasury McAdoo nlng with the west, to boost Liberty L o Paul, with E. G. Quamme, president o St. Paul, at left, and Louis W. Hill, rail ACl^ ARE Nil IE! OFF Protests Against Cutting Them Have Been Forwarded to Baltimore Superintendent J. M. Scott of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company with Jurisdiction over the Monongah division, headquarters at Grafton, when asked concerning the curtailment of trains entering and leaving Fairmont said this morning there would not be any change in the present number aftralns if such change would , .xweSMs ft ited Four 1 f the Maxwell spent four refinement of one mod i for endurance, efficiency ory about tba raca between tbe bare ped about tbo fields?nibbled clover ipers, trying to "show off."; uck to hit job?stayed in the middle ling?and won tbe race; j and it* moral. in Maxwell Mechanism ken bare run around after novelties : to add untried "improvements" which ling than on tbe car. an held fast to ona model, is made a big how-de-do about big U malt en strengthened a pin, J - . .1 ?L- M-. II iroTaa m pin w? ??? ? ? ???? 1 Ilttla way* denloptd, refined, per* model. e Maxwell wen by the tortolie method. orld Endurance Champion ?a duplicate in every detail of your eg the motor, traveled 22,022 mile* mile* an hour and 22 mil** per gallon t by human being* ever did anything Vamy Champion Too i lay that hi* paddug home* "utfllxed 1." onomy you get la MaxwelL Roadttt, $6501 Ttaring Car, Car. $9151 Stdan, $9651 tor aloe trie ?tuit*r and light*. The National Temporary Fleming Building i la touring the United States begin* an sales. He Is here shown at St. f the Federal Farm Loan Bank at road man and financier, In center. prJnnla tha Industrial welfare of this Bectlon. He admits that there was some talk 1 of the new schedule going Into effect minus the early morning accommoda- I Are Proprietary Medicines Fraudulent? Undoubtedly, there may be some that are, but on the other hand, there are many proprietary remedies that ^ are as standard as any prescription | that any present day physician can | write, and in thousands of homes you will find these old, reliable remedies In every day use with satisfactory results. Such a medicine 1b Lydla E. Flnkhams Vegetable Compound, which, for nearly 40 years, has been alleviating the suffering of woman-kind, and j overcoming some of the most serl- , ous ailments of her sex. If you are suffering from any of the ailments of I women, Just give this medicine a trial , and prove Its worth for yourself. Ijj^^ Mechanical! fears To Si years in developing the el?that was the metho< .1 . .1 rt economy?tnat s tne re! Mri. Miriam Thayer Seeley, Profei cultural College, drove her Maxwell fo continent and back, ?over every conceivable kind of rot over mountaini, ?for $8.19 a month, including gas Thousand! of Maxwell owners get I their cars at a cost of $6 to $8 a mont That's pretty near what the college ducibla minimum." He Maxwell's Great > / , There's the frama?combining graa est flexibility. There's the wonderful radiator, that t any speed and all the time. There's the world champion engin power to spare. There's the great wearproof clut most efficient wo know of?oar none. There's tha transmission?simple, I eatfng. And, besides, the Mrxwell is a hanc pletely, equipped car. The Maxwell Is the Ca 71* Maxwell at $665 f. o. b. Detrt kaa, All wa uk it a dianea to (how yoi The car will prove every etatemenl The Maxwell i* mechanically right 1 ?end we Jkhow it $365/ Cabriolet, $665/ Town nplotaly oqtdppod, including All erteee f.o.b. Detroit, Garage Co. Location Washington St. nd that as soon as the Monongah" dlv? Ion representative #ho is at present t the conference of Baltimore and i? ihlo officials In Baltimora^^M^a Irafton he will see that every effort H ~ to hoon these trains on. j a iu?wpj>v f ? T r ? ges to say what yon knaw^all^aloi)#H Onr grand business undoubtedly la ance bnt to do what Ilea clearly at :'|jj Let eveiy business housa and av?M >ry public building put out flagb;; also et every residence In the olty put^ M m inSRBH i H 've put Benny Jenkins on my. iiB^rw4^4MPi4p^lSMPflr4pr "he neatest whits shoe is csnvaa or | wckskin dressed with Chieftain ffcm | Vhite. It stays white. , Brash in Blue Bos D 10 cants a ? I MEFTAW MFG. CO. CHARLESTON. W. VA. fl kFsAnl Ana PhtoCftr 1 5>$RS8sH I ^ I I Jay car. Patient, peri. An automobilo or at the Ore jon Agrl* g .;J|f r 9,700 mile* acron the ^ *d, acroii the deiert and aline, oil and repair*. invfl dailtr aortricft out of | profoisor* call "an irra* ' tait strength with irwh . : doai it* work of coolinf .J: a?rugged, timple, with 's eh, running in oil?lh? *m3il trouble-proof?*elf-lubrl? . i| tsoma, comfort*bla, caaa* . lit indaed 5* ararr maafW ->lt I the Maxwell, t we're made, ' .