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SgVJTv "WXEGEX. General Manager. 1 ^^^ PlwC^ESBEBT. . CHART JS V. REDIC. } 1/ -~ Editor. Circulation Manager. 1 J. MONROE BOTEK. I HMMnilSC Manager. Superintendent ^^^^hgmbtber of the associated press. HHDMVtocifcted Press is exclusively entitled to the use for all sews dispatches credited to it or not ^HMCSiM crnUtcti In this newspaper nnd also the local MffitollTTslK il herein. All rights of.republication of special are also reserved. ^ ^2101, HOG. 1107. All departments reached Jgggpljgprtjnate exchange. AJterthing Representative. ROBERT E. WARD. ^pjRgggCm Aj'ennc. Kcw Xoric: 5 s. Wabash Ave.. Chicago. ^l&ifc'SS: '' SUBSCRIPTION RATES. fejBat MA3B?CPayable la advance only.) One year S6.00; ^^MBWcMwiBai SX.00; three months. SI.SO: one month. 60c. By Villi I < 0 IIII11111 I III Fairmont.) Ono year, J7.00; aix BMWBja. 63.60; one month. COc: one week. 15a. Per copy ^Si^SrM'KwIWK?(Outside of Fairmont.) One month, 75c: * THrAA fiVntS. EBB Ii YjiHiii' fpayable in advance Sj3M|iga'-^rtinr for change is address give old as well as ^jSpierfel at the FostofSice at Fairmont. West Virginia, as aS8^a?tg>lajnE matter. S&F YOU DON'T GET YC'JFt PAPER CALU BSii-.r.,. "WESTERN UN;ON." S'iwUbptT'Nr" on our carrier routes failing to get The West any evening should call "WESTERN UNION." KMWtliefact and'give name and residence and a messenger RjswpSk.doMvcr a paper to your door at once. There! is no v .charge to the subscriber for this service^ P^:;TOesday evening, February 5. ioxs. _ . ... = '<> tin S-' "- J M"^?. ^^^El'lice administration which permits a few officers to round ?>r? ^^Unvc a I-?r>nr3 from 11 "V Vi ^OlUWiWl^i WAV VIVKWitf M ??. ... . turn diem loose without even inquiring their ; "hat might do for a coal settlement with a town ! ut it will rot do in Fairmont, and even the in- j hninistration at City hrJi ought to realize it. t lajs a head^now and then does not make any j npoh the gambling' fraternity, but the deterrant ang made to go along to the police station and i re for the posting of forfeits, with the incidental : t of" a police record, would. That is what * at'expects its ordinances and its authority to be ; vould require and I'airmcnt likes to feel that 1 to noise in this sate. for that side of it. There is another side and I ? ' ? * .T i _?_* But of the tact that uncicr me present practice uic-ic dyno thing to prevent a policeman, or a pair of j even a man with a badge and some borrowed ! >__walk in and "shake do vim" such a gambling ' hat which was raided Saturday night. We do j at this thing ever happened or that it ever would ' ith the present police force, but it is a possibility ' ide awake city government would tolerate for f Measures to guard against it should be taken ill/at once before a nasty scandal of some kind op out of existing conditions, iceman' making any kir.d of an arrest anywhere permitted to take a forfeit for the appearance ividual arrested. If "the arrest is justified at all Bar with it the requirement that the man arrest s like this one cut v. sen uk ?co.?.u? tan has led us to expect vrarm weatii-I * * r and high rivers ce:s cur goat. Or.ly drawback i: Oi course that dees r.ot do as arty; sod, but it show? we are human and : gut most of the *ve feelings. t m m . themselves. mm mm* KjBgl-t-;.:. ***a ....... Headline." -had it fro in a fciiow who stands : ^jnr'-yrith the folks who hear all the hot i Tha* :! he anothe' SpfJitaff that comes off the private wires ' ta?:p./ rs want to k Kttiat Joe is oat at ixiavenworth for he- not do their regular B 3 iag a -German spy. j * * BSfe^T-'V .- "Too busy curryinj j^gbhtznaybelhis 1 a German | care of little things f?:.'' ed go to tie police station and "tell it to the sergeant." as BBs&h'-.'..'they laconically put it where the police departments arc -conducted upon business principles. Tire man who would offer a traffic officer in a real city a bill, ostensibly to seH^^ V eare his appearance at a hearing, probably would find him- j Spl^-sM yanked before the nearest police magistrate to answer :'a charge that would bring the case before the next grand Let's put a stop to the Fairmont nonsense of making a peace officer, judge and jury out of every man who wears i ^Sp^v i the city livery. Let's square the police method with the city's position among the municipalities of the state. *. COAL OPERATORS SHOULD COME. '?"> LANS for the meeting c? the Central V^estA-'irginia ! HKjdtr 1. Coal Operators' association and the dinner of the - Fairmont and Clarksburg Coal clubs tomororw after- J noon indicate that it will be well worth the while of any .coal operator in the Fairmont district to be here for both If the operators cf the district decide that they will ask rajr./ ' the government to permit an increase in the scliing price ' . of coal it will be necessary for every operator in the whole district to make out elaborate cost sheets to back up the . request. It means a lot of work and it will have to be jByfc':'11 -done.'inside of a comparatively short time limit. But it ?/; _ will be less troublesome if the rrcn who will have to sub - scribe to Re statements know just what they are about and ' W&i bow best to'proceed. * One of the things it is hoped to be able to do tomorrow is to give a clear outline on this imi' "portant cost accounting. -- Mr. Callahan who will bring to the district the benefit g T:. of his study of the car and transportation situation,, will - - ? - ? i TM t 3r->v. be.able to give us ail some idea of what can be expeciea along that line. That, too, is important, for the time of BlpS&tbe.yeax is coining when coal men will have to be making plaits for the.Better "railroad situation which all hope is no , longer far off. It will help a lot for operators to have a : B&.-. . , s-.-hsmo to get anoth mm' Ruff stuff 'se" -tao" ? Better ask some gpli* >v~ ... ~ ; peddle the private t wjP&:i We can stand th,e cold weather when : ters out of the big v ^y-it-ls playing fair. 8s*?'.-: -* * ' Tl">re' isn't anv*l .; iBnt a cold snap .. t sneaks ap_apon . ;;nc.T all a?Joat. *" opoly on that. People are suffering on farms and in tae towns and cities of West Virginia because the gas, which is the customary fuel, is being pumped out of the state and the houses are not equipped to make the burning of coal feasible. o j Addressing a mass meeting at Watertown last night, j Governor E. L. Philfpp. of Wisconsin, said that if he ; were Senator LaFollette he would resign and ask the j people of the state for a reelection. If that is meant j as a hint it docs not take into consideration, the extra j tough bide that belongs to the pompadoured represen- j tative of the sovereign state of Wisconsin in the United States Senate. ) o Wilhelm Dittman. the radical socialist member' of the Reichstag, who had genera! direction of the strike in Berlin last week, has been given live years' confinei.fent in a fortress. There Is no free speech nonsense in Germany. Yet a lot of thoughtless people take advantage of the freedom which this country affords to play the German game. ^ : o ' Pennsylvania is boasting about auto license fees amounting to a million one hundred thousand dollars. In proportion to population West Virginia does better than that, but it is a fact that the auto license receipts follow the (Construction of good roads. The more roads upon which they can be used the more autos in use is the rule. o With ihe complete organization of the Normal school ia the War Savings Stamp movement the entire local school system is in line. It,is to be hoped that there will be signs of a wider interest among the industrial j and commercial establisments soon. ? SHORT AND SNAPPY Now that the German army has had its beer cut off, j it is just beginning to understand wSht frightfulness, really means.?Charleston Mail. \ o v_ February was long on holidays before we ever heard ' of Garfield.?Parkersburg News. o Now tf*Dr. Garfield will make his world ess days come iu the baseball season, there will be less of a kick coming.?Clarksburg Exponent. We don't want any slackers with the hoe, either.? j Charleston Mail. : i o i Never mind. Mr. Groundhog, we've got our eyes on you, all of us.?Charleston Mall. Perhaps Chamberlain will retaliate that Baker finds it easy to stand by his guns when there aren't many.? Clarksburg Telegram. er German sympa- W ! LETTERS TO THE EDITOR rhite. building. __J ' ?nt BISHOP OONAHUE URGES ROOD tbey do not CONSERVATION. ' / . WHEELING. Feb. 5.?lEditor The West Virginian]?The following let that what tbey jer is so strong, so much to the point. j and of such pc-sifcliity for good that j we are scndins it to all the papers simps believe It; 16 the State of West Virginia. Vfe | trust you can give it space and good I display. V.'e leave to you the making do about it but of ''"e btjr>" 'vc^.*?ralyU'yow, . E.' W. OGLEBAT, State Foderal Food Administrator, in hog raising.**? "BISHOP'S RESIDENCE Wheeling. W. Vs. February 1. ISIS, r alibi when the j. h. Brennan. Esq.. now why they do Food Administration, work right. City. My dear Sir:? ; the hogs to take J beg to asknowledgc receipt 6t your like thaw" ?; favor or January 31st quoting a tale- , \ weakened the strength of their foe. There are softie observers who go to the length of believing that the whole show of industrial unrest, first in Austria and then in Germany, was an elaborately staged feint for the sole purpose of throwing the British and die American's off their guard. We do not share that view. The human dement inside the Iron ring is too uncertain; loo inflammable, to make an attempt to manipulate it for military purposes safe. But the cold blooded members of the German general stafr know how to take full advantage of it after it did occur, and we must see to it that our cause is not permitted to suffer on that account. If we are to put a stop to this war soon, and it is admitted that it is up to the United States to give the war its coup de grace, we must go at the preparations as though we expected it to last forever. As Colonel Roosevelt put, it. we must "speed up the war work." Just one enemy alien appeared at police headquarters yesterday to register as required by the government Tiicsr** nrp not verv many of them ixr the f IC^UIWUVUI A. -w ? city, and it is perhaps natural for them not to be keen about registering, but it is to be hoped that they will not neglect this duty entirely. If they do they will involve themselves in a lot of trouble. They need not hesitate. They will be treated with the utmost <.ourtesy and prompt registration will he regarded as an evidence of good intention. o The dispatches from big cities in the east and west tell harrowing stories about people freezing because of the scarcity of coal. But the big towns have no mon operators the benefit of An m a Ettk fort ^ hand information on the fuel situation as it is seen by pen* pie who (tave been looking at it from the national stand* print o?? - NOT THE TIME TO WEAKEN. SECRETARY" BAKER'S warning of yesterday thai reports of strikes and other disturbances in Germany and Austria should not induce the American people to slaalcen their war effort is. most timely. Doubtless the Central powers are approaching die supreme crisis of die struggle, but the only way in! which their people can be nerved up to taking die steps that they must take before the krAitaltf tn an *>nA is for Ap Flnt?ltC Allitt to > 01 -111 !/<. ? ? ? ?, ? ? ? _ present a firm and resolute front. The much advertised coming great German offensive is die last important effort of die German people in this war. Its failure may not actually bring the Central powers to their knees, but after that the military masters of the people will not be able longer to conceal the real truth, so they Just as much as the men will have to stand the shock dread the coming effort But they are determined to make it and they will go through with it all the more confidently if thev have reason to believe that over confidence has &.IKMOKT, TUESDAY EYE i so vou Hfiov?Ri: gram from Herbert Hoover, National ' Pood Administrator,, in which that gentleman requests the cooperation, of the clergy in carrying out the regulations laid down for Food Conservation ! in the United States. i I have this day sent Mr. Hoover a ; ] telegram pledging to him. in the name i i or the clergy and in my own same, our 1 wholehearted support. ] To the State Officers of West Vir- j ginis, I beg to offer the same assur- i Aole IITAilnoo/lotr /Poh 1 ?*f?v i , prox) we commence the Lenten sea- j son. the main observance of which; consists of fasting and abstinence. , Hard as these requirements may- be, j ; we shall endeavor, as far'as possible.; , to comply with the regulation^ laid down by the National Food Administrator After Easter, we expect to equal and, Jn generous rivalry, try to outdo, our fellow citizens in self denial, 'in respect of food. If I may be permitted I should lik6 ' to urge upon all my fellow citizens 1 the necessity for food regulations ' such as have been prescribed. The ' baseball player, the athlete, even the . common pugilist goes into severe." training. The seeke. after learning' A&Htrfr? t nnfl Mvft* tahnrinnf days." "Every one that striveth fa: tli8 mastery, refraineth himself frou: all things." To 'what end? That lie may receive "a corruptible crown." r. little praise or money reward. Our bo loved republic is now in a great race. We are in the thick of a grim, bitter fight. The prize is liberty, dear tr the heart, without which life is net worth living. Slaves or freemen; tha is the issue reduced to its simple?: terms. We must then, go into train ing if we would win. Jfo half heartc effort or mere shouting #ffl avail. We have had so far, a whole lot of beat ing the air. We have not, I fear, been in earnest The few go to the battle- The multi aide will not budge from Capua. Thcr-. is the same made race for pleasure b. day, the same revelry by night. Tin. Spartan spirit is lacking: We all desire victory. But the old; savtnff mns. "He that wishes the I liable is a short time according to some Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S OASXOR1A 'f'- '& -x.'-* end, wishes the means." For those; not on the battle front the most effective way to help those who aro?our own flesh and blood?is to see that they and their sail ant allies shall be liberally supplied with food. They are lighting; for us as well as for genera- , tiooa unborn. From our superfluity we relieve their necessity. The thought of brave men in the trenches should be with us as we sit down to every meal and we should be sure that they will not suffer the pangs of hunger. Your Obedient Servant. P. J. DONAHUE. Bishop of Wheeling. I BITS OF |i STATE NEWS Rotary dubs in various West Virginia cities ara starting many move*nr ?h> nmaral mod. The Hunt ington club is manifesting an interest in rural schools which is very gratifying to M. P. Sbawkey. state superintendent of schools. It is generally agreed that unless better salaries are paid teachers in rural schools there Is going to be a red difficulty in employing teachers in a few years and the Huntington Botariaas seem to have grasped this point in advance of other citizens. R- E. Kerr, engineer in charge of construction of the Mbrgantown and Wheeling railroad has been appointed receiver of that road, succeeding \V. E. Glasscock, former governor, who had occupied the position since September 3.1916. The road is now completed to witkina fourth or a mile of Blacksville. Eleven mines have been opened on the line and it is estibsted that coal operators have $2,000,000 invested. The road can be made to pay operating ex-'j censes and make bonds and stock val-i SI) YC3, s THAT' t+A"T j TH'NK YOU " <2/?W se Tmis PlAC? U/tTH S'S'S. DAYS' rT rov "S3 tCVOW TH /OM^OyG'? I ; GuSY '/,'. gg*. . . .. ? . . i. reports made to t'je Circuit court at Morganlown. Charles Bolinger. who is of tre 113th Engineers at Camp Site: by; turned up En Grafton the oilier cay .or a visit to his parents and the vu-.nl went out that he was there 0:1 a short furlough from military duty. A day or so later lie was arrested, an order for Jifs apprehension coming from military authorities at Camp Shelby, charging desertion. The state hoard of health has prohibited the knit tins of : wcatcra for the Red Cross in homes where there arc pases of contagious diseases such as smallpox. A warning was issued 10 soluiers la West V.. ' ; a on icave ol absence to avoid sucli homes. * A. F. Morrison, principal of the Shina3*on High school. gathered 255 ?ggs during January j'- ,m 17 laying !tSbs. At the present price cf seventylive cents a doren the eve " coa!d have been disposed of at ? IC.Ct. FINE FOR mmw Musterole Loosens Uo Those Stiff Joints?Drives Oyt Pain Youl! knot? why thousands tee Mastercie once yen etipcviaEco the glad relief it gives. Get a jn: at cr.cn front the nearest Irug store. It is a clean, white ointment; made with the oil of mustard. Better than a mustard plaster and does not blister. triors eats and comfort while it is being rubbed en! Musterole is recommended by many lectors and nurses. Millions of jars are 1 " rtt-Annlittle rr.-*?*rv gHff IttCQ J iUi UiV* V4MWO, W,WMry seek; asthma, neuralgia, pleurisy, rheumatism, lumbago, pains and aches of the back or joints, sprains, sore muscles, bruises, chilblains; frosted feet, colds of die chest (it often prevents or.eutnonia), 30c ra^aOcjar^ hospital / Men9 At $2 Sounds Impossible with pood Hundreds of pairs on the barj ton. A great variety of styles in "i Easily.worth double the price?1 quick cash. MEN YOl Some great bargains for women Soma special bargains for boys ?w rrur th J J I ivnu : Miss Nora Doalin was in Monongah j Curing the week calling on friends. | Miss Naomi Springer, of Fairmont, THE MARVE V- J Years of Search End on j Missis MEDICINAL DISCOVERY POVERTY Everybody knew iron was good for people but to find it in medicinal form J like in Acid Iron Mineral was where the trouble came, and whiie chemists were making tinctures, pills and ton j ics from "'metallic htm" that was opt | ! to rum teeth, upset people's stomachs t ; etc.. a farmer by the name of Horn, ! i almost destitute, was barely getting j ! enough to eat himself ond family on I | his little farm down in Mississippi. The windows to his house lacked T\u.inriow panes and in their place were ' old bits of rags and'clothing to keep | cut the insects, cold and drafts. [ COLORe5 man found it. I Then one day a darkey, old and de-! crepit, olood diseased and slowly dying with great sores upon his Kmbs J ,id body which it was said could never j >o cured, started digging a ditch and j ' me upon this great medicinal iron j ". posit buried beneath a marble-like I ock and clay covering which shelter- J t it from atmosphere and water down j trough the unknown centuries sinee ! lie all-wise Creator put it there. | * IT IS TIE COUTH & of our officers and emplo "5 ptron receives proper af ^ Peoples National Bank a >: nection. Every effort Is made % just the kind of service th Small accounts as w( i ^ Give us an opporturi & The People's ? | CAPITAL s Winter S 5.40, $3.40 and ! shoes selling today at the price of t ? ;ain tables in light and heavy weight blac iVa'.k-Overs. Ha nans. Netfletons and ot jut they've been sticking to the shelve ' r * * g r% nPTTPE U H/\l/ Dij m x jc<r at S1.S5. $2.85 and 54.86. ? and girls. FLEFF& WI WALK-OVER fiOOT SHOF! g MONONGAH | ~i ? Changes Services. At a resent business meeting of the ! Baptist church it was decided to "Mnf the regular business meeting from the .first Saturday afternoon in each month to the first Wednesday evening. Hereafter the regular monthly business j meeting will take place following the prayer services. It was unanimously decided to -make the change. Eight Below. - The temperature this morning is Mondngah averaged from eight to twelve degrees belfiw zero. The official town building: thermometer registered eight degrees below zero. , Observed Orders. In observance of the fnel orders of j January IT all of the local stores were closed yesterday afternoon. The drug I i stores closed early in the evening. Personals. John Talbott. of Chiefton, was in Monccgah for a short while yesterday evening. Hiss Davinna Watkins was in Fairmont yesterday. Chuck Trader, of Everson. was In Monongah yesterday evening calling on friends. George Leiving was among the Mo'nongah social visitors calling out of TTW?lc. . 2JW. AllSa rHJ V OwNC IBa Blip <?W tte- tliafllMm ^miVte Sttenbj ncoSnc. ' - UJklMVUV . ^ 3 Hot the old darkey -was cured by _.:J| contact with this mineral and toon that poor tamlly near Hickory, Ml*" j^aS sissippi suddenly became rich through leasing this deposit for ninety-seine years to the Ferrodine Chemical Cor- ^ poration forms another chapter of thiswonderful *tory. Today, this Chemi*al Corporation^ with latest methods takes the mineral and by a process of filtering, conceit- . >, ? trating, testing and bottling makes hi *' pos3ibie'for anyone to visit the near-. **jM est dnig store and procure it for the home treatment of blood, rheumatic, . stomach, and digestion troubles, and\ doctors, hopital's and surgeons acclaim '' it a splendid preparation and so cheap. , cSSgS so powerful, so good and free from' injurious opiates, narcotics and atwP . hoi. old and young may take it. Just ' a half to one toa-poorsful in a glass of . j- 3S water makes a belter, stronger, iron ' ' Si tonic for you. The following store . has it, or a large 12 ounce bottle will t ,Z;?? be sent anywhere on receipt of price - *,.<5 by the Ferrodine Chemical Corp, Roan- ' pice. Va. . v*\l IT WATCHFOLRESS ? M yees to See that every ? xention that makes the S ^ i ^desirable banking con- S ; ,4: to give to each depositor S ^ at suits his needs. w J ill as large are welcome, g . . ity to serve yon. National Bank 3 11 $200,000.00 [it of clothes?but It's true! 1 fc and tan?lace, Wncber and tat-3 ber good makes. s and tre ?aat to turn tbera into II .. ; - Vl/fy ' Y"" 2K "Li -^SXTCfeMraM dufhu. the *eek calling on Eftcl? day Miss Loutoe Ford,' J*Mb<att vomao at Verda. Ner.?":baa' and miToarts t ruckles ds of trar Important to All Women Readers of Iliis Flq^r. | Thousands upon thousands ca have kidney or bladder tronblo Women's complaints often prore to be nothing else but kidney trouble. \-'?|8H or the result of kidney or bladder dip- J If the kidneys are not in a healthy condition, they may cause the Other .V.^S organs to become diseased. Yon.may suffer pain in the baefc headache and loss of ambition. .igaMl Poor health makes you nervoua, Ir nutOiO ana may __ , makes any one so. But hundreds of women claim -that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, by restor- ii ins health to the kidneys, proved to ' v|| be Just the remedy needed to over- J/, come such' conditions. , ^?38 A good kidney medicine, pusses tug I real healing and curative value, should ; ,"|s be a blessing to thousands of nervous. I - ^ overworked women. - i--*%M Many send for a sample bottle to see what Swamp-Hoot, the great kidney, - V/ffi liver and bladder medicine wiH do for a them. Every reader of this paper, ? who has not already tried it. by e?- % closing ton cents to Dr. Kilmer &*Co.. ' j..3 Bingham ton. X. V. may receive sample* 5 ,5 size bottle by Parcel ?pst. Ton can v \ 2 purchase the medium and large size Vjj bottles at all drug stores. LOSS I i-[-M STOW I \Imost Forsaken Farm . siftpL MADE I GTDTrirpw PAMT.Y RICH 4