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residence <>ud a messenger will dell
your doer at once. There la no cha
senher lor this service. The West
to rendnr rn itn HuhtiTinoru iho hovt
|| Uvery aervico possible a.ad tills is p
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^"\ that the jury act passed by the las
places a limit upon the amount of
may do does not apply to grand jury s
of practically all the interest it held for
It is said that the legislation was pa
evil of chronic jury service which has be
in some of the counties of the state, and
bill was not drawn in such a way as to
practice of packing grand J tries which i
point in Marion county that there is alv
the even handedness of the justice that is
Perhaps the explanation for what app
oversight lies in the fact that in no oth
Virginia would this be attempted.
The law as interpreted by Attorney
makes any juror ineligible to again sen'
court for four years after once serving,
law, and steps should be taken to amer
put an end to the spectacle of a few me
upon every grand jury that sits in the N'
*T"* HERE is one feature of the so c
X which it seems to us has not beei
deserves to be. It is that part of
vides that one-half of the fair value of 1
men under sentence of vagrancy shall be
or municipality toward the support of th
ent upon the vagrant.
Organized relief associations, count}
' charged with responsibility for providin
necessitous families and others who come
results of chronic loafing ought to find ir
one of their worst problems.
They are all familiar with the
who not only will* not provide for tl
P - ? 7
FAIRMONT, Sept. 6?[Editor The
West Virginian.]?When Che Hwangte
erected the celebrated Chinese Wall
Around the northern frontier of Chiue,
About 2,131 years ago. it was to stop the
Huns, that were Incessantly manouver
?uig iu mo ox too ooicouai |
I Empire, in a way not at all satisfactory
to that Monarch.
Notwithstanding our knowledge of
him, as a great reformer, markedly
fond of progress, we know, too, as consequence
of facts, that he did not want
any of this progress extended beyond
the wall, and that it was a progress
wholly according to his own ambitions
/ and conveniences.
The few that opposed him were sent
to the quarries, or, still better, exejulfti.
The mins of the great rampart remind
us today of the greediness and
despotism of that ruler; the tolls and
sacrifices of that poor people.
Bnt I am of opinion that if China
kad ad a language that could have
kssfe understood by the majority of the
surrounding tribes, and if the Huus
nd others had been well behaved
WjOa as m^arg^Cho.Hwangdo cauli
# legally dependent i
plum- sst'a;
HOME." put there seemed U
SUNDAY ture* ,}lort ?* Iett"n!
In* Company, =?- gut the vagrancy
?r. to get rid of the le
other members of tl
vantage of by the i
fndent, citizens who casual
OLIDATED A T a time when
n Dept..... 2* quoted at ab
in Dept..... 260 J, . c_
Roams ??"'? a
===== I to pin the rails dowi
D PRESS. 1 I .l .1. i
entitled to the ^ proauc
lted to It or not about the only thini
and also the lo- demand an increas
ot republication mining and a flat b
eserve . _ labor at the mines ii
e'ooRT?7^?fKTi ^ Whatever may h
w. MadUon matter ^ coa, pr?
===== a finger to oppose
8 .. the regulation of th
a* only) dollar they own in
itha ...t.. |1.60 indicated that if n
b iii'is 40c dollar of pre!-' wh
ont) vices in for good m<
1 60c as that cannot stanc
itr"""" 15C play against the mil
' a price so low that t
lirmont) ator it is only fair
. ... m.j .?... Wo with the miners wh(
they know that the
ve old as well a* open market arc gctl
? Mine labor of al
. ess virgin.*. as natural and right f
_________ high a wage as thej
- out of a tumip, ai
PER CALL wages out of mine
" be sold at a cw fig
tailing to get into mine costs is hi
uld call "vVES- tory of American
give nama and outcome of the effci
vei a paper to a hand in the Ce
tree u> the sub matched with the li
V irginian plana ,
newspaper de- country.
art ot the plan.
The report this
~ ~7 pltal in the Veidu
r ! bombed by Genua
ER 7. 1917. . eavn.nl.
too severely woun
one wonder what
German military i
these murders mi
| German people <v
mm ! In a statement
J William Green, r
I Workers, said min
employment wher
j earn more money.
| aamus or no nou
w^rk there are no
| findVongenial emj
money even at the
i Brigadier Gene
ILAXD'S opinion ' has becn ln th,s ?
t Lc- iature which ! recruiting campaij
jury djity a citizen ' everr day'" This 0
ervice robs the act ' ttle observations c
this county. | Public opinion in
ssed to correct the ! t0 g0 lnt0 tbis ws
:come quite serious to want tn r ake
it is a pity that the various reasons r
make it include the make the work 01
is carried to such a take warnl?e of i
'ays a doubt about mind- for the tim<
i administered here. anything but
ears to be a grave ?"?
er county in West The Sll.OOO.OOi
ed the House. Sj
General England the things the Hoi
e on a jury in any
It is a reasonable "The announcerr
id it so that it will partment of Educi
n being represented school which is te
larion county court "edged lndustial s
both the building
In It after it ts fln
T FEATURE. most Fairmont p
If. L i Jead the city in th
r elL y Iy needad ,n this
LZl T u" " an" when It does
i. ? . w. aim jm*;i
done to many thi
r officers who are be helped. At a (
g for the needs of the government c;
in contact with the ests of the whole
1 this a way out of the government a:
cept that and gov
shameless shirkers who are not sensil
lose naturally and ant consequences
well have done without Ms wall, by
simply affixing a few notices, prohibiting
outsiders to trespass, same as the
Consolidation Coal company la doing
now-days in America.
German political leader says the war
will end by the first of the year.
Sounds too much like another ''get
the boys out of the trencheB by Christ
mas" movement for the world to take
much stock In It.
If the local committees that are to
help Doc Garfield fix retail coal prices
are composed of retail coal dealers the
public will wish it never heard of this
price fixing business.
Automobile makers are going to cat
out the muffler cutoats.
m m
That's terrible news, for most of toe
auto owners In town will never be nole
to get up the Fairmont avenue grade
with the new cars.
At all events the stupids will think
they can't.
cr Cnnad jUA.cjlLMUOoacea .Aftrtslngl
ipon them. althoagh amply able to do
vorlc. but will everi eat the greater porhat
is provided for^the others. In the
> be no way of circumventing these creat
the others starve.
law not only provides a way in which
eches, but to make them help keep the
ieir families. This should be taken ad-'
oeople we have mentioned and even by
ly learn of such eases.
light rails such as are used in mines are
duI $100 per ton. and hard to get at
nd a keg of the kind of spikes needed
i costs more than three tons of coal -ere
:er at the price fixed by the government.
; the producer can do when the miners
e of 20 cents per ton in the rate for
oost of 40 or 50 cents per day for day
s to refer them to the government,
ave been their private feelfrigs about the
tducers of the countrv have not
the government in any of its plans for
e coal industry. Men who have every
the world invested in mine plants have
eed be they will get along without a
ile the war lasts and throw their ser:asure.
But even patriotism as generous
1 the pressure if both ends are going to
ddle. If the government is going to fix
here is no money in it for the mine operthat
it should also undertake to settle
s are demanding more money, although
price operators who were supplying the
ling but half what it was a month ago.
1 grades should be well paid. It is but
or the men to make an effort to get as
/ can. But it is impossible to get blood
id it is equally impossible to get high
operations, the product of which mujt
;ure at a time when everything that goes
igher than it ever was before in the hismining.
These things being true, the
rt to have the people at Washington taxe
ntral district wage conference will be
velicst interest in every coal field in the
morning that the Vandelainconrt hoan
sector was Wednesday night again
n airmen, with the result that 19 men
ided to be moved were killed, makes
is the matter with the minds of the
j.uthorities. The men responsible for
ry never be punished, but the whole
cntually will have to suffer for their
given out at Indianapolis yesterday
wretary-treasurer of the United Mine
ers are leaving the mines and seeking
o they can work more steadily and
That the men are leaving the mines
bt, but if they could be given steady
t many Industries in which they cotild
iloyment where they would make more
present rate of pay.
ral White, of the British army, who
ountry for some time in charge of a
in, says "the war feeling is deepening I
pinion of an outsider corresponds with
if Americans who know how to guage
their own country. We did not want
ir, but once in it we are quite likely
i thorough job of it. Teople who for
ire opposing the war and trying to
C the government difficult had better
the changing condition of the public
; is coming when they v ill be treated
consideration. ,
5,000 war credit bill ha3 already passpending
the public's money Is one of
rse does with dispateh
o ?
lent, which comes by way of the Deation
at Charleston, that the new high
i be built at Monongah is to be a full
chool will awaken general Interest In
and the experiment that is to be made
ished. And it will be only natural if
eople regret because Monongah is to
is form of education which Is so clearcommunity.
v But It will come here,
come perhaps Monongah's exnefiaace
avoid some costly mistakes,
that in the government's war upon the
fist movements great Injustice will be
proughly loyal people. But It cannot
Jme like the present the only attitude
an take with safety to the best internation
Is that those who are not for
re against it. Sensible people will ac
era themselves accordingly, and those
Die and expose themselves to unpleaswill
have only themselves to blame.
men to avoid arguments.
* *
As the world's series time is getting
close the city might borrow some of
those cards for use at the street corners.
But come to think of it they wont do.
The Consol cards are printed In six
languages but baseballese is not one
of them.
"One soldier with whiskey wrapped
up in his chapeau was among the passengers
who came in on the train. '?
Morning Astonisher.
Now I ask you, Oscar, what is a
chapeau in West Virginia?
WraDDine un whiskev in anything Is
something of a trick, but lu bis chapeau
on a cold damp night?Berton Brayley [
to the contrary notwithstanding "it
can't be did."
The price for reckless driving in
Wheeling Is $100 line, court costs and
30 days.
In Fairmont they think they are sub- ,
jected to cruel and unusual punish ,
ment If the mayor scolds them.
* * *
But It Is a cinch that they obey the |
laws when they are In Wheeling. i
And that is something all of them <
dtymt^hertkffl? ^
(by co
' ** *** 11 cvgr sMce
I've Ssew Te
IT 15 T
This Greasy Impostor Had
Important Part in Shaping
This is another of the series of
articles by Charles Edward Russell,
staff writer of The West Virginian,
who has just returned from Russia,
where he spent three months as a
member of the official United
States commission to the new Russian
(Copyright, 1917, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association.)
"What I should like to see," said a
sturdy American one day at dinner in
r?_v _ the Winter Palace,
' ?*asF 'is an intornatlonal
law absolutely j
forbidding any Ger
' jPil man prince orprin-!
'mm cess to marry any-j
tbody outside of
f?* Germany, henceV
Ilk forth and forever." 1
l He plumpa(i this ;
t -e^pSfl|s? out In the midst of
\ a pause in the conversation
so that !
everybody got the
JH full wallop of it. 1
P^yMaBBaMH Our English guests
i"*?* """ naturally looked
CHA6 e-JZUSSELL unhappy and made '*
no comment, but the rest ot the table !
applauded. J
Z We had been talking about the Evil
'Genius ot Russia, which was the present
Jlr3. N. Romanoff, late czarina r
and Head Trouble Maker.
She had helped a lot to put the Ro- 1
raanoff family out of business. Also '
to enable about 30 representatives of }
democracies then assembled to sit at 1
ease about her late table.
What was about a million times (
more important, she had had a hand, s
without knowing it or meaning it, in I
bringing on the Russian revolution, <
the best thing that has happened i
since the Fall of the Bastile. 1
The reason our English friends 1
looked sad at the mention of the subject
is because the royal family of f
England Is about all German and 1
many of its marriages in the last 60
years have been with German princes .
or princesses.
The curse of monarchy 1b real, persistent
and terrible. Monarchy is an
utterly lunatic and poisonous institution
that should have been abolished
from the face of the earth 140 years
ago. The price Europe has since paid
for clinging to the worn out old bunk
is appalling. Witness this war.
Also, the fact that the war was not
ended months ago: also a long array
of details that have made a horrible
conflict all the worse.
One of the countless bad things
about pooling with royalty is that the
offspring of royalty can marry only
with'the offspring of other royalty.
Germany had always an amazing
overcrop of princelets and prlncesstcts.
Elsewhere in the world there
were not enough to go around. Consequently
every royal family In Enrope
became German and Is German
Generally speaking, a German Is
always a German. Xo matter where
he or she may go. the ties of Germany
continue to bind, the thoughts and
ambitions continue to be German.
All the trouble In Greece, for Instance,
was made by a German princess
married to the king that the
Greek people, for some reason or othsr,
still allowed to mess and mishanile
their affairs.
,,. , v
KG, SEPTEMBER 7, 1917.
i ~
?... T V
lue'ree carried li
^ ,r ^
~w%~" a
vould have kept her agreement, land- t
d troops at the Dardanelles, taken "
lonstantinople, put Turkey out and p
nabiod the war to end in the autumn p
r ii>i5. i
But about this czarina of Russia, t
he was a German princess, and al- i
hough the country upon whose a
hrone she rat was at war with Gernanv,
she betrayed the country she .
ielncd to misrule for the sake of the ,
ountry of her birth.
She was proud, arrogant, overbear- |
ng, nturotic, unpopular. She had her
ray absolutely with her husband,
rho was cowed by her furious self- ?
1 ill and was a weak man anyway?
\cept when it came to sending revo- ?
litionists to the gallows or Siberia. *
The czarina likewise had weak ?
pots in her character. She was in :
Icadly fear of assassination and she
ias almost Insanely superstitious. ?
There is abundant evidence that
rem the beginning of the war she J1
iad the purpose to bring about a sep- '
rate peace between Germany and
lussia. '
She seems to have been held back ^
iv one fear, and that was what the n
tussian people might do to her if f
hey found out her treachery.
According to the story current In 1
tussia among the best informed per- 1
ons it was the czarina that elevated v
tuermcr, the German, to the place of 1
ovign minister, and it was she that 1
irged on the ministers that had ar- 1
i nged Russia's surrender just before 1
he revolution broke. But for the '
evolution the thing would have gone I
hrough and the 150 German and 1
Austrian divisions now on the Rus- i
dan front would have been released 1
o be hurled against France. I
Before this the czarina had come j
vholly under the power of that as- 1
ounding abnormality and villainous '
ake monk, Rasputin. 1
He never was a monk, as a matter
if fact, but early In his vicious career <
le discovered that a pretense of piety 1
vas an easy way to win the confl- I
lence of the women he preyed upon. <
for this purpose he proclaimed him- i
lolf the npoulle of a new kind of holi- '
less and put on-vestments to which 1
le bad no right. Wearing that garb, 1
le led a life of shocking Immorality. 1
The czar and czarina had one son 1
'.nd several daughters. For the sake 1
>f the succession the czar and his 1
vife were always greatly worried 1
ibout the health of their son. Ras- .
lutin used this feeling to get the czar- "
na in his power. C
It is supposed that among the oth- ;
>r women he had hypnotized was
lomeone that attended upon the
irince, and that she was Induced to
iope the food of her charge. Anyway, '
.asputin announced mat nis constant ?
?resence and care were necessary to 5
ceep the prince well, and when the J
zarina scoffed at the suggestion, he i
oretold the prince's sickness and j
vent away. j
The prince Immediately f?ll ill and <
enjoy myself a?ain since
cleared my skin
When my complexion wag red. rough
and pimply, I was to ashamed that I
never had any (un. I imagined that
Stople avoided me?perhapa they did!
ut the regular use of ReBinol Soap?
with a little Resinol Ointmdht just at
first?has given me back my dear,
healthy akin.' -1 with you'fltry it I -
ontinuad to be 111 In spite ot the belt
Sort* ot the court physicians.
The czarina then tell a-ahakln?
rlth superstition end cave orders to
iare the holy man brought hack.
Whereupon the prince got well.
Soon after that Rasputin became
he real dlrctlng power of Russia,
hrough the czarina. She did whatver
he told her to do. and he was
nd had long been in the pay of Germany.
He led the etarlna along the way
he was perfectly willing to go to a
eparate pence with Germany. He
rae the go-between and agent in the
egotlatlom; he is auppcsed to have
ixed the prices at which the traitors
rere to sell themselves.
Meantime a scandal had arisen and
wept all Russia concerning the relalons
betwen Rasputin and the czarna.
There may have been no basis
or any such reports, but it cannot be
enied that the czarina helped them |
long by behaving without restraint
r discretion, and as for Rasputin, he
penly coasted when drunk that he
ad made a conquest of the czarina.
Before lonr 95 tier cent of the I?us
Ian people knew the etory and holered
It The old respect for the czar
ad long been dying out This story
nlshed it.
Pretty nearly everything In this
rorld seeme to have a use. soon or
ate. Rasputin was a beast and a
reasy lmpottor, but he helped on the
evolution. And so, strangely enough.
Id the German princess that planned
o betray Rusala and unwittingly sav-1
d It.
Editorial Comment
on Current Subjects
rrom the New York Times.
What Is General Cadorna's ohjeclve?
He will not permit a word on the
ubject in any official report, but the j
;rowing developments from day to day
eem to point unmistakably to somehlng
greater than the taking of
iTieste. Besides, there should be no
leed to make a mystery of that Thero
s great significance in the official
tews that the Allies are about to hola
. military conference In Paris and that
he Italian and Russian situations
are expected to bring about a comilete
revision of the Entente military
ilans for the fall and winter month";
rhis cannot mean anything less than
hat the plans are to centre around the
talian campaign; in other words,
round Austria.
If the Italian campaign were directid
only to the taking of Trieste, it
vould create no commotion in the ailed
high command, would certainly
lot involve the readjustment of the
vhole fall and winter plan of campaign
in all fronts. The dispatch referred
o clearly indicates that the French
nd British have received a decided
olt; that they have suddenly awakend
to a belief that Cadorna can furnish
hem with the key of the situation
litherto they have not believed in the
losslblllty of his succeeding completey
in his plans, so the dispatch inct
nates. But if the plan were only for
he taking of Trieste, there would have
leen no such skepticism, in view 01
rhat he had already accomplished ir.
hat direction; still less would there
lave been any idea of rearranging the
rar moves of the French and British to
it in with it.
Cadorna is striking in two directions
it once, south and north, toward
Trieste and toward Klagenfurt?"to
vard Vienna," as the latter direction
s sometimes called, in the sense that
f there were nothing in the way no
vould proceed from Klagenfurt to
,'ienna. In his northern movement he
s gradually mastering the Balnsizza
Plateau. When he has that plateau <r.
lis possession he can descend from it
nto the Chiaporano Valley, and when
le gets there he will be able to strike
>etween the two wings of the Austrian
trmy and separate them. That will
eave their flanks in the air, and he can
urn on either or both and roll them
If Cadorna does that, the description
it his northern movement is "toward
k'lenna" will cease to be merely gev
graphical and become military. In
ither words, Ills objective at present
ippears to be neither Klagenfurt ner
Trieste, but the Austrian army, and
te seems to be working to encompass
ts destruction as a military force, it
s a vaster objective than any that any
tilled commander has aimed at since
he wer began. If be can break tbrougb
he Austrian army in the Chlapovano
,ra!lev and then turn on and defeat its
Pi'nsnpi'itv n
? - ??J V
The posperlty of our deposit!
prosperity of the bank.
The officers of this bank, re
upon the posperlty of depositors
to lend every aid possible towar
Many of our depositors are i
5 It you are not a depositor b
you likewise.
- On the Corner Ni
Do You Ahv
P. S.?This is y
I asperate wlnga, Italy can begin a earni
paign that hai Vienna tor its object.
It Is true that no bint ct Cadcma'a
: alms has coma from him. We do
' know that he set out with a det.i ;a
| plan, a definite object, [wo veers t?.o
end that he has seadll;- moved to~.-.r4
I it, never abandoning e. "n a detail c{
it and slowly cddir.g success to success.
We also know that thi3 unusually
silent general permitted hir.is- : to
ssy the other dr.y. after his troops had
Rained their footing en th? Br.:n3l-_a
Plateau, thrt the result - -d at tu
the battle now In prcrov . . achievement
will bcectne the greatest of too
war. Following cn that statement e':1
that initial aucre-.s came th? nrtrs ot
the conference to be held in ra>'3,
which- Is to rearrange the caicpaljn
and hinge It on Italy. From these binte ,
we may conclude that Cadorr.a has
Triests only as an incidental objective,
and that he means nothing leaa than
1 the actual invasion of Austria, which
has been the object he has kept sterdlly
in view from tha beginning. We
may conclude, too, that when mi
i vi vjwjif (icuuuvii in inw v. tunpovaao \QIlev
that object will be in sight. And
I we may conclude that the coal and rauI
nltlons which struggling Italy haa
begged from skeptical allies will coma
i in an abundant flow from convinced,
i converted allies, who are electrified to
see in her not a poor relation, but
, Moses.
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