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William B. Ice Writes Hom<
I Folks About the Things
He Saw.
|W. R. lee, of 402 State street, whi
Ibnt Of the Fairmont lads at Catui
|Ubr, Hattlesburg, recently wroti
I friends here about a trip he raadi
the-Gulf or Mexico. Hia letter ii
left camp hero at 8:12 a. m
d arrived at Guirport, Miss., a
out 10:30 a. in. The trip on thi
Lin was all the same scenery
rough cotton fields and pine foreBts
dug nothing but old delapldatei
ts and negroes and turkey buz
i. We passed through two 01
He. very decent looking towns ai
Hsared the Gult of Mexico and sav
Horange trees just loaded dowi
oranges. The first one I say
Hia a man's yard and just lookei
H the one Grandma had In her tul
He at home. It Is only about 71
He ^rom here to the Gulf of Mexico
Hport Is a town of about 8,000 peo
I It Is a pretty nlco town. We go
Hi Istrect car at the depot just ai
H as we got there and went t<
Hxl, Miss. It Is 12 miles from Gulf
H, and the street cars run rlgh
Hg the shore of the Gulf of Mexico
Hdan sit In the car and almost spii
Hhe Gulf. Seen all kinds of sec
Hg vessels, and from Gulfport al
HlS miles along the coast to Bllox
Hiummer resorts, fine summer res
an. ew.1 .(..In ......J. -Ill
?ua una j/ivmv filuiiuun, nun
i .piers running out in the Gull
labing' and bathing. The fishlnf
An fine. At Blloxl the people trenl
soldiers nice; everything in the
urants are reasonable; the peolon't
try and rob the Boldlers. J
ne dozen raw and one dozen fried
its. a big order of ham and eggs
eh Tried potatoes .two curt el
a ahd two blfc pieces of coconnul
111 for 60 cents. Think of that!
would have cost me $2 in HatUrg.
The fare on the excursion
only $1.25. Mighty cheap; II
Worth $10 to me. We went out
10 of the piers where there w< re
old ladies fishing (en Sunday),
hey were surety Just pulling out
Bh just as fast as they threw in
ErtSs.. I got one of them to let
awhile, just to say 1 had fishe
Gulf of Mexico, and I caught
fiBh, each a foot long, in just
mutes. Ten ueibert I was wisht
that time he was with mo. He
r would have enjoyed it. The
ndico wanted us to come down
Said we could have a boat and
would furnish ua lines, hooks
ioit all day for 25 cents apiece,
sly uld like to go If 1 can get
. It is some nice place this Itiloxi.
era blooming, orange trees and
dtlvoways, bathing houses and
totels. I would like for all you
hero. Grandma surely would
It. We left IJUoxl about 4
k and. came back to Gulfport
aUght the excursion train back,
ig there at 8:00, and got back
mp about 11:00 that night. I
enjoyed that trip.
'puld like to go to New Orleans,
11 can get a pass. It takes about
and night to go there and see
ilace. The fare round trip from
Is about $3 on Sunday excur'
Did you get the folder postal
I Bent you from Gulfport and
1, Miss.? Let mo know, and if
lid save them till I come home
will tell you all about them.
. 4VU i ? >? I.
19 onjy irouuic iu mm lwwu, ii ic
mall for the crowd of soldiers,
he people are just simply robthem
In the restaurants and
Store. They have raised the
i three times as high as they
before the soldiers came. Houses
rented for $5.00 a month three
18 ago are now renting Tor $25
130 a month; they want $30 n
1 for one room and' hoard foi
eron. It is fierce. Some of the
trere trying to rent houses and
for their wives. Several of the
rs have their wives with them
, Is costing them some. (I heard
3 Klger was here. She Is cleric
t a store in town. Her husband
rotlier are here in camp. I have
leen her yet.) Our boys from
lent are scattered all over this
, but are showing what they ar<
of. Every one la making gooc
lave got good positions In thh
and are surely making good
ts. Fairmont can well he proud
3 boys who volunteered and nr<
lg good down here. Some ol
may have been a little rough It
lont while we were In cami
, but they are making good her(
le 38tn Division. I liavo no'
from Ed Luthe, who is It
I ice I received those tw<
nt home to you. I wroti
itters some time afro anc
; for a letter from hin
have one of the best sitei
n a hill opposite Divisioi
ira and about one-half mill
ostoffltlce and depot. Ou:
e is improving: every day
he regiment into other or
has made the postoffici
Ing fierce, but they have i
, gentlemanly set of clerki
stmaster is perfect south
tan and they to a man an
ting and are doing theii
e us the best service the;
n. T*.'e were lucky to ge
Into this regiment. Ou:
a regular army man witl
erience In the enginee:
est Pointer and a perfec
Our captain and artju
a graduate of West Point
re all swear by him alrend;
rived the other day). The;
> a man, and that sure i
is a good company, whei
11 like their officers am
lonce in them. So Jus
)ld "Headquarters Compn
113th Engineers Corps gi
teant Major Lyman Heint
a transferred over to on
ther day and assigned witl
Qulnlan. The boys al
n the glad hand and wcr<
a have him with ub one
t of the Supply Compan:
jantown was transferrci
8, too. We were In hope
:et our old First Regimen
with us, too, but don'
a. I understand they wil
-? be
broken up, too, isi tent to tome
other outfit tl it too bud, for we
mlia our old band more than anything
else. They are the beet band in the
. camp by a whole lot We are working
hard every day and everybody it
' eurely doing hie bit here. We are alno
very lucky In having our Hoapital
corps with us. Major Russmisell,
Capt. Kearns, Lt. Kcatley, Lt. Smeltrer,
Lt. Burke, Lt. McKay and several
I of the boys of the old First Regt. Hospital
corps are with ue, so we will be
well cared for If we are sick or
wounded. All our boys from Fairmont
are well so far as I know and
send their best regards to all friends
and want their friends to write to
' them. Wo have several hundred let'
ters and parcel post packages come In
' every day for our regiment, nr. 1 it
seems to me our company gets the
1 least mall of any company In the regiment.
I ought tb know, I have been
wr'-lng the mall for the whole regl^
ment since I have been here. We just
' got moved Into our new regimental
postofflce today and have some office,
everything handy to handle our mall.
I I am the most popular or the most
" im lw
,u ?ui regunenc. II I
r bring each one of the boyB a letter or
two every day, I am IT; but If I don't
T bilng them a letter, I am not IT. They
1 are hardly ever satisfied with only
' one letter a day, so If you don't want
1 ua to got homesick, write every day
| and tell all the neighbors to write.
| Evening Chat
t It Is said that Daniel Boone and
. some of our other early pioneers
t could go Into the wilderness with oni
ly a- rifle and a sack of salt and live
I In comfort on the game and other
I wild food which the woodB nlforded.
. While few peoplo want to try that
i sort of thing nowadays, persons who
[ know the food value of the fruits of
; our native trees and shrubs are, ac;
cording to foresters, able to use them
to good advantage In supplementing
. other foods.
I Aside from the numerous edible
[ mushrooms, roots, fruits of shrubs
, and smaller plants, the trees of our
forests afford a largo variety of edi:
bios which are highly prized by woods
connoisseurs, first In importance,
. of course, are our native nuts?beoch
nuts, butternuts, walnuts, chestnuts
it [id cmuquapins, nazei nuts, and several
kinds of hickory nuts, Including
i pecans. The kernels of all of these
, are not only toothsome hut highly
nutritious and aro used by vegetarians
to replace meat. The oil of the
beech nut Is said to bo little Interior
to oltvo oil, while that of butternuts
and walnuts was used by some of
the Indians for various purposes. The
Indians, If Is said .also formerly mixed
chestnuts with cornmeal and made
, a bread which was baked In corn
husks, like tomalcs. In parts of Europe
broad Is made from chestnuts
i alone. The chestnut crop In this
country Is being reduced each year
; by the chestnut-blight disease which
In some sections Is gradually killing
out the tree.
Acorns are commonly thought to he
fit only for feeding hogs, but manykinds
of them can bo made edible and
nourishing people as well. The Indian
custom was to proud or grind!
the acorns up and leach out the tannin.
which makes most of them unfit
for eating when raw, by treating
the pulp with hot water. The resulting
flour, which contained considerable
starch, was made either in:
to a porridge or baked In small cakes
of bread. A3 a rule, the acorns of the
various white oaks having less tannin
are the ones best suited for food,
but Indians also used those of the
1 black oaks, cevn though they contain
. much tannin. The acorns of the basket
or cow oak, the chinquapin oak,
: a
Relief from Eczema
11 Don't worry about eczema or other
i skin troubles. You can have a clear,
healthy skin by using a little zemo,
. obtained at any drug store lor 35c, or
. extra large bottle at $1.00.
Zemo generally removes pimples, blackheads,
blotches, eczema, and ringworm
, and makes the skin clear and healthy.
Zemo is a clean, penetrating, antiseptic
[ liquid, neither sticky nor greasy and stains
nothing. It is easily applied and costs a
mere trifle for each application. It is
always dependable,
j The E. W. Rose Co., Cleveland. O.
Present three of these coupons
ot The West Virginian with DSc cat
with sewed stripes, guaranteed fast
Realizing the need ot every family in
Flag to display on patriotic holidays,
number ot our readers at ridiculously
price ot flags has almost doubled In t!
to clip 3 ot the above coupons consec
The West Virginian office with B8 eel
cents extna for mailing It not callbd fc
; fcUJB *
\ -?' v.'aiT"'.'., a
il .
shin or Rocky Mountain oak, and of
several other special, an sweet
enough to he eaten raw.
Another not which Is not suited (or
eating raw, bat from which a palatable
food Is said to hare been prepared
by the Indians Is the buckeye. The
kernels o( these nuts were dried,
powdered, and (reed ot the poison
which they contain when raw by filtration.
The resulting paste was either
eaten cold or baked.
Several western pines have seeds
which play an Important part In the
diet of the local Indians. Perhaps
the best known ot these Is the fruit
of the nut pine or pinon which forms
the basis for a local Industry of some
size. Not only is If extensively eaten
by local settlers and Indians, but
large quantities are shipped to the
cities where the seed Is masted and
sold on the street. The similar seed
of the Parry pine and the large Digger
pine seeds are eagerly sought by
the Indians. The latter tree is said
to havo cnfitPtl it* nnntn tmm lio ...?
as a food by the Digger Indians. The
seeds of the longleaf pine are edible
and are improved by roasting. Indeed,
it may be said that most nuts are
more digestible when roasted than If
eaten raw.
One of the best known fruits, the
foresters say. Is the persimmon,
which is edible only after It Is thoroughly
ripe. As this is unusually not
until late in the fall, it Is commonly
thought that tho fruit must be frost
bitten. If the persimmon Is eaten before
It Is well ripened, the tannic
acid which the fruit contains has a
strongly astringent effect, which justifies
tho story of the soldier In the
Civil War who said he had eaten
green persimmons so as to shrink his
stomach up to fit his rations. The
pawpaw, or custard apple, Is also
uvoi wiien muruuguiy ripe, 'l'ne irillt
of some species of haws Is oaten or
preserved In different parts of the
country, while those of several different
kinds of wild chorrlas have a
food value and are used for various
purposes. Wild plums are abundant
In certain sections and occur In particularly
plentiful quantities along
the streams In tho Eastern and Middle
western. States. ;
Several varieties of wild crab apples
make delicious Jellies. Seine of
tho largest, which attain the else of
small apples, are more or less abundant
throughout eastern North Carolina.
Elderberries arc frequently used
for pies and for sauce. Thoso found
In tho West are sweeter and have
a better flavor than the eastern varieties.
The berries of the hackbcrry, or
sugar berry, as It is called In the
South, are dry but have an agreoaklo
taste. Those of the mulberry arc
sweet and Juicy when ripe. The mulberry
is valued In some sections for
feeding hogs and poultry and some
species are occasionally cultivated.
Many people like tho fruit of tho
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i in Optometry
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Modern in service.
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T^^tfwLMARK Store
consecutively numbered at the office
;b and get a beautiful Flag ?x6 feet,
. Fairmont and vicinity for an American
we have arranged to supply a limited
small cost In spite of tbe fkict that tbe
le last tew weeks. All you need do Is
utlveiy numbered and yrese&t tbem at
its In casb and tbe dag Is yours. Tea
yea. AHW HERE~
VESTfcftOAYS > 1U| fi
EEBUS o-> *
shld bush, "sanrfce" berry, or Just
berry, u It lavariOualy called. In
parte ot the country thli truit la used
to tnak* jelly.
the French Canadian* are aald tc
ute the acid Sower* ot the rcdbud
or Judas tree, in salads, while the
buds and tender pods are pickled in
vinegar. Honey locust pods, often
locally called "honey-shucks," contain
a sweetish, thick, cheeselike pUlp
which Is often eaten. Those of the
mesquite furnish tbo Mexicans and
Indians wtih a nutritious food. The
Creoles of Louisiana, famous for their
cookery, are reported to use the
young buds of the sassafras as a sub
stitute for okra. In thickening soups.
Mrs. Ed. Lynch of Clendenln Is
visiting relatives here.
Earl Yost who has been working In
Kanawha county had I1I3 eye seriously
hurt and Is In the Charleston hospital
at Charleston.
Dave Sturgiss of Morgantown was
visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Machesney
Lylo McBeo of the Morgantown University
was a week end guest at
Walter Johnston of Fairmont was
a business visitor here Tuesday.
A. L. B. Dudley of Fairmont was a
business visitor here Tuesday.
Mrs. Ollle Toothman, Mrs. Mary
Crecn. Mrs. Wm. Knode, Mrs. Eliliu
Yost, Mrs. Ira Yost, Mrs. Carl Hamilton,
Mrs. Euegne Sampson were at
Fairmont shopping Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Helen Alford Reynolds ot
Fairmont was visiting her grand
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Amnions Tuesday.
Miss Gussle Strclglit who has been
nursing Miss Nettle Heater has relumed
to her homo at Fairmont.
Mrs. Ward Dragon delightfully entertained
the Needle Craft Sewing
club nrnl teachers of the High school
jl ul'i nume monnny nifiiu. .MUHlc
and games wero the diversion of the
evening and refreshments were served
by the hostess assisted by her
l \
?; JT of Firesto
jjj were equipp
mntnnctc mnn
a year. Tire;
and prematur
rims would &i
infinitely mors
Firestone lon&
was essential tc
was searched
Firestone wen
car owners mi
? Time has pro1
the best Rim.
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\i jm >' ir. ?1|. 1 -M. V..
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Bister, Miss Margaret Chalfant.
Mrs. Etta Hallataugh ot Fairmont
it visiting her rather, L. J. Myers.
Mrii. Marion Bowman, Mrs. Jtinea
Snllon, Mrs. Lhcjr Lynctte. Mrs. Monroe
Hamilton, Mrs. Ella Stewart weti
Fairmont visitors Tuesday.
A. D. Yost and O. E. Morris attended
the show at the Grand Tuesday
. ' V
Bert Amnions and Dr. 0. M. Clellan
were business visitors at Fairmont
Master Lorn 'Williams and his sister,
Miss Dorie Williams, delightfully
entertained Tuesday night, (lames
were played and music rendered and
a Jolly good time was had. The following
boys and girls were present:
Victor Carpenter, Elmer Dodd, Harry
Fox, Howard Fritz, Dewey Martin and
Frank Criss, Misses Doris Ammons.
Ruth Tennant, Margaret McCrav, Lilly
Emery, Geneva Collins and Dovie
The Advice of Thll Fairmont Women
Is of Certain Value.
Many a woman's back has many
aches and pains.
Ofttlines 'tis the kidney's fault.
Tbats why Doan'b Kidney ITIIb arc
so effective.
Many Fairmont women know this.
Hhad what one bab to say about It:
Mrs. Aldie Hawkins, of 810 Gaston
avenue, says: "I suffered with rheumatic
pains through my limbs and was
so weak I was almost helplesB. My
back ached awfully and I couldn't rest
uuiim? me nielli iiuu Leu miseruuie nil
day. 1 could hardly turn over In bed.
My kidneys didn't act as they should.
Doan's Kidney Pills gave me quick relief
and after 1 had used three boxes,
I was free from the rheumatic pains
and all signs of kidney trouble."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply
ask tor a kidney remedy ? get
Doan's Kidney Pills?the same that
Mrs. Hawkins had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
E, Rims are another example
ne leadership. If all cars
ed with Firestone Rims,
Id save millions of dollars
3 now worn out unevenly
ely on squeaking, wobhly
ve more miles of service and
; satisfaction to owners.
Rim Made by
'ire Maker
afeo realized that a &ood Rim
> tire satisfaction. The market
and none was found' So
t into the RJim business that
&ht have a 100 per cent rixr.
ven that tire men can buill
Akron, Ohio Bra
? ?
The West Virginia
Indorsed by. the Secre
Secretary (
Load up the pipes of th
Cut out this Coupon, fill It and send a:
buy tobacco tor out
(Each dollar buys four |
Tobacco Fund. The West Virginian:
Inclosed Und
of tobacco through The West Virginia
men In Franco.
1 understand that each dollar buys
value of forty-live cents, and that In ei
a postcard, addressed to me. on Wblcl
will nltrce to send me a message or the
Street Address...
'; Plates ss.tio, guaranteed 10
11 years. Examinations free.
J! - Call Bell Phoi
j! Office Over 5 and 10c Store,
Change Tire in 5 *
You can actually do this wil
Rims. No wedges to stick, no 1
while prying them out. 0? 13
facturers who use demountabl
or over 70 per cent, use Firesto
will furnish them without cost
If your present car is not equip]
Rims, it will pay you to change
pay you in extra tire-milea?,e, fi
annoyance of squeaking rims.
where you are, you are always
no 1, 1? ? -r
thousand agents and dealers wh<
in stock and will serve you effic
other Rim offers you these adv
nches and Dealers Everywhere
j; ','iu TOficar.S
^ wkt eoMJMittE e
" rt TbTAKt.'
>AGE 9
n Tobacco Fund
tary of War and the
>f Navy,
e Boys in Franc*.
s mucn money as you can spar* to
1 Fighting Men
packages ot tobacco.)
.... to buy pacKng?s
n's Tobacco Fund tor our fighting
> tour pacfcagaa. each with a retail
ich of my packages will bo placed
i my unknown trlend, th* soldier,
inks. | '.'i-ij
* * * e * * * * * * a e * ? * ft 1I4 tea % ; .v.^i
a a. ' */?
Dentistry I |
at has pleased hundred* Of peo- \!
c and It will plcaae you. ; Is
Crowns $5, guaranteed 10 years. 11 ..
rtlll fn- J ?
*'111 iii^a uvc aim iiji.
Tcetli cleaned 75c. 11
ie 921-j. ::
opposite Court House. [ '
P !
Minutes S
th Firestone Z
>olts to bend
4 car manue
rims, 136,
ne Rims and
to you.
Ded with our
to Firestone,
reedom from % | ^
No matter
near one of
our several
a carry Rims
.ientlv. No
anta&es. ? jj
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