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lASKEML LEAGUE p Representing the wonr Service Branches Will Compose It. InniriiB jsjM own pe Y. M. C. A. this afternoon. Tbo ipleegue is the oho organized in tbe (tor "A" Company for competition Kawrar contest. Tbe league is to Hmposed of four teams: Engineers Hlery, Infantry, and Cavalry. The lisirs of league games' sball have baints added to their total number Hps, while tbe losers will be giv rtwo additional points. He jiinlor "A" league will play each Inesday afternoon at their regular nislum class period beginning toBf This afternoon the Artillery will ; uge wlth tbe Engineers while the : lolry will meet the Infantry. Robert mis. Is captain of the Engineers; , Amett of the Infantry William ban ?t the Artillery, and Fred ; forty of tbe Cavalry. Hftoys have been anxious to be Hfeir league games and for the ' T weefc have been busy getting ' r material together. Every draftsman in each branch of service is feted to be on duty to assist his . many when the whistle is soundthis afternoon. : BITS OF I STATE NEWS [ ; lecause of the Teutonic twango to name when pronounced the restits of Keyser. W. Va? are thinking ut changing the name of the town Wilson or Fairfax. T.ord Fairfax , Anally owned the site. It is parlarlv distatcful due to the announ I of the station by train porterB as ' fSer which Is pronounced ust tlio le as Knlser, the Genuan war lord, j 'he United States Government, ' Ich brought Jefferson couuty Jail : perty In Charles Town as a site the proposed new post office, has I fled the Jefferson county court to ! e the building removed within six- 1 lays. The court will on December , fell the building to the highest bidJgdto tuust clear the site forthwith. j tradition to Its work of safeguard | porkmen In the various industries I je state by enforcement of law ftdlng safety appliances and sanlflepndltions in a general way, the ESgpartment ot labor is planning active co-operation with the Bffifclth council in the prevention ^"Tjatlonal and .other diseases. Bob Charleston Mall. ^inference to arange for this coUtion will-be held by CommissionI. B.- Montgomery, ot the labor de- . ment and R. E. Mummaugh and Uo Prince, Inspectors, at Clarksf, Wednesday. Dec. 6, with thci e health council. | t ???~tursday evening at S o'clock at the Inltarlan, the ordination ot Mrs. a Cook Helvie the first woman to 1 illy ccupy a pulpit in a Wheel- i bhurch will be he-held. Mrs. Hell ordination will make her the first ' ail pastor of a church in the town. ; Mrs. Helvie occupied the pulpit ' he Unitarian church several times ' Mall' and the congregation was so -pleased they offered her the pas- ' ;e. J ,6 has been in wheeling for sev- 1 months and is well known and is ; liked. She Is a graduate ot tte dville Theoglcal school which is lated with the University of Chicaand is a brilliant speaker, well ed In her study. I C. Cox, a Montana ranchman last ay arived in Huntington, en route Is boyhood home in Wayne county, lb . he. left elghtecen years ago Lbis brother. D. H. Cox, to seek ortune In the north-west says the tington Advertiser. The Cox hers own a 2,000-acre ranch with reds of heads of sheep cattle. Cox >8m to buy up abandoned farms Payne county 'and use them for hg and. He said he believed l b were greater oportunlttes for k raisers In West Virginia than 'other state In the union. West Inla ought to be one of the greatitock growing states in America," laid. "These mountain lands are t for sheep raising and where re not too steep, for all kinds of k The great advantage this state net Montana is that down here lever have more than two months edtag ather while up there we ; at least five." Ink Allesander p . Is Buried Today Be funeral ot Frank Allesander, the Va who was shot at Monongah Sunpvenlng by Clements Consteble as Hwo men were approachlntTthe H of the former, was held this , ing from the Italian Catholic ; b at Monongah. The services ; largely attended as Allesander < Hopular among the mining element I Hmongab. Following the funeral ' Hes interment was made In the I; Ban at Monongah by Undertaker I; gdpningham. The body was re-:; Hp his late home yesterday from ! < ^Ennlngham morgue where it had i 1 Hollowing the murder. Contests-1 Ha assailant, is still at large. HH. C. Howard, former pastor of j Kethodist Episcopal church now f the church at Buckhannon. ' Hthe city attending the annual ; Hence of State Charities and Cor ; His in session in Fairmont He ; ^ guest of Mr. and Mrs. T. Wilbur , Hn at their home on Fourth street j L =================== COOPER_ i ?y? i&M By PAUL PURMAN. "Outside of pure mechanical ability to play baseball what trait makes a man the most valuable?" I asked this question of Hugh Jennings last summer. whJIe dlecueslng relative virtues and faults of player s. "Gameness wbich gives a man the ability to play up to his best game regardless of disheartening circumstances," Jennings replied without hes itatlon. A few days later I asked the same ^question of Clark Griffith, confining it to pitchers in his case, and received practically thB same answer. "Tho pitcher who can go out day after day on a losing team and pitch his best brand of ball without permitting loose play and continued defeats to discourage him is more valuable than the brilliant star who "blows up' when the breaks are against him." Qrif declared. Glancing over the 1917 National League pitching records ono will find Cooper, of Pittsburgh occupying s'xtecnlh place in the list of pitchers in t!i0 percentage of victories won to james pitched. The records have It Hint Cooper won 17 and lost 11 gamta tor a percentage of .607. rats m somo particulars is the most remarkable pitching record ol the year. Pitching with the Pittsburgh club. 1 poor last in the league. Cooper was ible to win 34 per cent, of the gam.-s won by his club while losing only Tf' per cent, of the games lost by the oir.rit. This would he a great record for a pitcher on a club which was winning most of its games and giving him Iron:lad support and encouragement?tor Instance Schupp. who led the league, lost more than 13 per cent of the games lost by his club and the Great Alexanler lost about 20 per cent, of the games lost by the Phillies. Considering that these pitchers were working with clubs which were winning a majority of their games, Cooper's record is phenomenal. mww CETT1NE THEIR Milt Fairmont Boy in France Has Not Had Letters Since He Left. There has been considerable complaint about the poor mall service to the American expeditionary force in France. Some mall appears to go Ihrough with reasonable dispatch while pthors docs npt get through at all. One pf the unfortunates In this respect Is Carl West, a son of W. H. West, of this :lty, who is with the 32d squadron. His lather and all his Immediate relatives have written hi mmany times, but on November 5, which was the day before his birthday, he said that although be had not had a line from them since he loft New York he was hoping that he would get a letter for his birthday. But he did not. Under date of No veraber 10 ho wrote as follow*: On Active Service with the American Expeditionary Force, Somewhero In France, Nov. 10,1917.?Dear Father, Sisters and Brothers:?Once more 1 will write you. 1 still have not heard from any of you. What is the matter: Paper Is not scarce over there so why not write a line or two? I have written about one dozen letters sluce I have been over here and the only mall that I have received from the U. S. was three magazines some friend sent me from Rtchtaond, Va. I hare lots of post cards and when 1 can I will send them to you. The bad weather has set in here but It is Just like It Is at home, so It does not bother me. I would like to tell you all what I have seen since I left New York, but you will have to wait till I come home. I have had a wonderful time and would not have missed this for anything. Still In the best of health and having a good time as well as working hard. 1 will try to write about two or three other times a week so you try and do the same. Will close hoping this finds you all weii ana nappy. Your loving son, CARL. Lieutenant John L. Smeltzer who Is ill with pleurisy in the hospital at Camp Shelby, at Hattlesburg, Miss., Is considerably Improved at this time. I'latc-s S8.UU, guaranteed 10 I years. Examinations free. THE UNKtt Call Bell PI I Office Over 5 and 10e Sto / -A REAL SUPER-PITCHE M 5-? Cpopei^m^l to^erJaljo/in QBb/ ? Another glance at Cooper's record shows that only three clubs were able to defeat him rnoro than once. Chicago turning the trick three times and ft. Louis and New York twice each. Cooper. In the meantime, succeeded In turning In at least two defeats against every opponent and three each In the cases of Cincinnati, New York and St. Louis. With proper support Cooper probably would have been the big winner of the season, perhaps a 30-victory pitcher. fporai Irani First call for basketball candidates ?Not much relief from the gridlon strain. Looks as though basketball for the winter Is at least beginning in Fairmont. One team begins practice and four others play their first game, and one more league will be opened before sunset ^his evenmg. Most enjoyable were the exercises on the "gym" floor last night?In fact most delicious. What about it girls? Seemed as though the girls were celebrating?having a good time over their first evening in the building entirely separated from the Young Men's department. i Looks as though it Is going to be j hard for some gins togjei usuu <.u in.-.'. I side door. IN GRANDPA'S DAYS AND OURS. It used to be In days of old, when granddad was a boy He'd step outside his cabin after game, both wild and coy. His weapon was a muzzle-loading ritic that would shoot A trifle over 90 feet?and kick five feet to boot. Xow granddad never saw a pump gun nor an automat, He couldn't tell bolt action from an ordinary gat. But when he got back tiome again In just a little while He was loaded down with deer andsquirrel and game of every style. The bunter of today eoes out all loaded down with loot. .tptaiftjjJjB A different gun tor everything, a book on "How to Shoot" And after spending loads of dough and wasting lots of time He sneaks back with one rabbit-# bunny worth a dime. Guess He's Gone. What bss become ot the old-fashioned bal'i layer who couldn't talk on account of the chew ot tobacco in his jaw? A doc says people are left-handed because their hearts carry most ot the blood to the left side of the body. We Guaranteed Dentistry f that has pleased hundreds ot peo- ; 1 pie and It will please yon. <; Fillings EOc and up. 11 Crowns $5, guaranteed 10 years. ;! Teeth cleaned 7Sc. ; J DENTISTS ? done 921-J. t re, opposite Court House. > nwwwwwMwwtwHwwwa R a?-e. always thought it was all carrieU to their heads. Bolshevlkl must he Russian for lefthanded If they name people In Russia after the way thoy act. Tough on Wllbert. Wheatless days may he pretty tough on Wllbert Robinson If he has to take Zacb out every Wednesday. The Washington Club has bought Bruco Hartford, of Dos Moines. Hartford has made the trip to and from the bushes so many times that he's not Interested In the scenery any more. Worthington Here from Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Geouge W. Sandy, of Liberty, Sask., Canada, arrived here on Monday afternoon for a visit with friends, and as Is their custom they will spend the winter in West Virginia and return to Canada, whero Mr. Sandy owns a large farm. In the spring. I A New Daughter. Bora to Mr. and Mrs,. William R. Collins on Monday, December 3, a daughter. \ Located in IVorthlngton. Q. H. Martin, who has resided a short distance from Worthington on his farm, removed his family to Worthington this week. He occupies QUICK DEU We Have Increased On That Wft fun Tim mu? ii v WM JtUAU Terr Skd Have your overcoat i vidual measure now 'wool materials, hig and staunch tailoriz price: Goat and Ta With'the price of wo money for a depem coat now is an invest to pay you a big divh Order your, overcoai when you need it C real winter yet to ecu t TheUntted Wo 'r ^'}TlADi-MAH 106 Mai Wth' i . -s PICK MOUNTAINEERS AS FOOTBALL STAR 1 MM I Ufdversity Team Favorably Noticed by Eastern Sport . Writers. i \ MORGANTOWN, Dec. 6.?The one All-American and the two All-Eastern gridiron elevens tor J817 that have so tar been selected have fully recognized the Individual merits ot the great players on West Virginia's great team. Perhaps the most significant recognition is that which has been accorded by Robert Maxwell, the well known gridiron official and sporting editor ot the great newspaper, the Philadelphia Evening Ledger. In his selections he gives the center position to Captain Russell Bailey, ot West Virginia, and places Errett Rodgers, West Virginia's star fallback on his second eleven at a half-back. Maxwell also gives honorable mention to Halfback Lentz and to Joe Harrick, the big tackle. In giving his reasons for selecting Bailey on his Ail-Star eleven Maxwell quotes "Pop" Warner, tho Pitt coach, as saying that Bailey was far and away tho best center he had seen this year. "Daniel," the sporting editor of the metropolitan New York Sun, does not select an All-star team as such but publishes an "Honor Roll" giving in the order ot their merit a number of the best men In America at the various positions on the teams. He selects Frank Ice, the West Virginia left ia\.&ici aa luc ivnuiug uittuu ui lue year stating that tho Fairmont boy ana Cobb, the Syracuse captain stand In a class by thomsclves. Tho Sun also selects Captain Bailey at center stating the only man in the country excels him at the position. Meredith, the Varsity guard, stands seventh among the men named for this position; Rodgers stands sixth among the fullbacks, and Hager stands tenth among the ends. On the Newspaper Enterprise Associations AU-Amorican eleven "Munlc" Hager is selected as an end on the second team and Ice and Rodgers are glv-1 en honorable mention as being among the best In the country at their positions. the Michaels house just vacated by Arnett Vance. Cleaned the Streets. Owing to the extensive hauling over the streets by the snowbird mine teams quite a heavy coat of mud had accumulated on Main street. On Saturday a squad was at work cleaning the streets. With the water supply shut off It Is a difficult matter to keep them in good condition. Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Barbe and children, Nalnxe and Marcus, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. G. W. MUlan, near Carolina on Sunday. W. M. Fleming, of Fairmont, was a business visitor in Worthlngton Monday. Mrs. L. I. Randall, of Industrial, and Miss Mattie Tate, of ClarkBburg, PIES NOW i Force to The Extent i Out Garments k rt Order. ailored to your indi~ when you can get all \h class trimmings ig at our economical I . ' j onsers $16 ol soaring, spending iable all wool over- \ \ment that is certain : lend. i - . .. . \i' j t today and have it >ver four months of a jUU, mm Mills Co. Preside* in Street V The Best Tim< Buy Winter S This is the time to suit a the winter. We have a w sortraents and models, p choose from. Our clothes You may find the values d| on T nt- ..f. A 1-?i JUI^V MO ucuiujiati Trench Styles, Belted styles $15 to $35. Suits, all Styh Brand . A MAN'S wc: j the week end guests of relatives CI near here. J. Rletz Lake ,of Monongah, was transacting business in Worthington Tuesday. aS cr Mr. and Mrs. Arnett Vance were visitors in Monongah Tuesday. ~ Miss Madaline Vance was calling (~ on friends in Monongah Tuesday. Finley Oakes wa sa business visitor in Fairmont Tuesday. i Carl Martin, of Briscoe, was a busl- 1 ness visitor here Tuesday. W. B. Plaster returned on Monday from a business trip to Elkins and i other points in that section. J David M. Harmon, of near Everson, < was a business caller here Tuesday. ' J. Lane Parrlsh has accepted the position as night watchman at the 1= Annabello mines and began his duties ~ wvcuiuct a* *lM Fred W. Taggart ,o( I Clarksburg, B was In town Monday. On aJnuary 1 fl ho will become a traveling salesman fl tor a Pittsburgh firm. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Martin Ji and son Balph were recent visitors In w ? /nkve ? /smoked fl m ft ?-51 (ioas |l cidai Jfe ? n Guaranteed Iby EVERY CONTRIBUTION OF TWENTY FIVE CENTS WORTH OF TOBACCl OF AMERICA'S FIQHTINI The West Virginia! Indorsed by the Secret Secretary o Load up the pipes ot the Cut out this Coupon, fill it and send as buy tobaoco tor our , ? (Each dollar buys tour p Tobacco Fund, The West Virginian:. Inclosed find .? t of tobacco through The West Virginia) men in France. I understand that each dollar buys valna of forty-five cents, and that in ea a, postcard, addressed to me, on which will agree to send me a message of tha Name ... ...v............... Street Address.. City e ?-r? S . r* r..v - -V -' .. -1L 1 I atterns and colors to fit and give satisfaction, ifficult to duplicate later Styles, Conservative.; ? $18 Up. ^ Fresh ^ ***' | STORE larksburg. Homer P. Caldwell, who has suffer* ; $ 1 from an attack of ptomaine poison it* cnvnral wonlro to nW? ? mm* 4*at ;ain, although still suffering considably from the effects o( the poison. AN IDEAL LIME TREATMENT tor those suffering from chronic or acuta , " ' . Nilmonary and bronchial troubles, ar ;oughs or colds, ia . ECKMAN'S ALTERATIVE The Calcium preparation which may be taken by tho average person without die* ' . ivl turblng digestion. An efllclent tonlo and hViifi tissue builder. Contains no Alcohol* Nar. -otic or Hablt-Formlng Drug:. \2 size, bow $1.50. $1 size, Bow 80c. Sold by all leading druggists. Eckman Laboratory. Philadelphia.SPSS 1 ??!?? MiasaFa IB BVAMS CHBM1CAI. CO., ClNCIMtATl,<h ?? . - AFIVE CENT8 PUT8 FORTY0 INTO THE HAND8 OF ONE ' ' 5 MEN IN FRANCE. 1 Tobacco Fund ary of War and the . much monev as von rsn ?rmr? (a * BE a's Tobacco Fund for our*lighting > four packages, each with a retail ich of my packages will be placed. . Ess i my unknown friend, the soldier, . %&! 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