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Of the Ever
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Coats and Su
Q\ O far the new ai
^ most stunning
| many plain mod
I shipment that just ar
dark blues or black
| ace very good and gi
S19.75 to $25.00. i ^
Kf Are of the most sup
many colors and wea
etc., all nicely trimm
i tailoring, priced at $]
$10 so
r ?.*Aim1 up to $17.50.
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:ijilanned a grand, glittering, allegorical
masqn?: combined -with a magnificent
male ballet: and all they wanted
was costumes for Neptune, two
golden-tressed he-mermaids, several
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I 'oiavr priuuycua auu ...... . ^ . ful
wavelets of the Atlantic ocean!
Some five mintues later JLieutenant
Bill came briskly- out of that little
salon, and confidently interviewed
the six lady passengers of the ship.
H? finished those interviews a sadder
and a wiser man. Such ladies as
w-ere aboard in these strenuous times
were on no frivolous errands, and
they had not. individually or collectively.
enough broad, blue ribbon to
make a filet for the hair, a how. a
streamer and a wide billow for even
one beautiful wave of the Atlantic
Ocean, let alone fourteen. Thought on
the part of Props. He went to ilie
second steward, who sent him to tiie
first steward, who sent him to the
linen steward, who sent liira to the
purser. The purser listened attentively.
gazing the while on the unralterins
determination of Lieutenant
Bill, and mentioned the only ray o:
hope. Among the flags which were
used for signals and salutes, there
might possibly he some bitio bunting,
but the only man who could give him
permission to use that. If there were
any. was the skipper.
"Where is the skipper?" asked
Lieutenant Bill.
"Huh!" The purser laugh'-fl ;iDr)
' shrugged his shoulders. "The caplain
is on the bridge..
It was a beautifully clear and starlit
night, and the sea was calmly glittering
its diamonds from horizon to
horizon: an ideal night for subntarines,
had any chanced to cross our
path: and we had just enerod the socalled
danger zone. Out on the darkened
deck. where no smokers smoked
K " and no gleam or crack of light was
allowed to be risible from within,
went Lieutenant Bill, and considered.
Up there is the dimness was the
' bridge, with the head of the skipper
motlonlessly silhouetted against the
midnight sky. To port and starboard
amidships and fore and aft, were the
gun crews in their ciucer night uniforms
like goblins out of some weird
EN.. ' fantasy, and all motionless in their
cat-like watchfulness. Eaually niotionless
stood Lieutenant Bill at the
bottom of the narrow companionway.
until at last his duty drove him on!
Slowly he climbed the steps. On a
sudden, like the crack of a gun. there
came from out of the cool atmosphere
up above the irascible voice of the
jr.ervc-Btrained skipper.
"Who in blazes is that?"'
" "Lieutenant William Sn-an-Sn." returned
Props deferentially, standing
still in his tracks.
, "Liedtenant what?" rasped the
"One of the passengers, sir."
"What in blazes do you want?"
"Well, captain." explained I.Untenant
Bill, drawing a long breath as
N he braced himself for the effort, "we J
?re getting up a little entertainment,
and if you could let us hare some I
K-. bine bunting?" :
"Get to blazed down from ther- J
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yday Spring
its for Women
rrivals are suits of the
kind?very stylish?
[els are included in the
rived today. These are
wool serges. The lines
raceful. the suits at
erb spring creation in
ives in poplins, serges,
ed and of the best of
L0.50 to $17.50.
And up to $25.00
! Floor -I <
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t rag?. !
[ "yes. sir." meekly returned Ueu|
tr-r.ant William So-an-So, and. going
j aft. leaned against the rail for long,
: long minutes.
j The deck steward came past by
! and by. taking in rugs and closing up j
I for the night. j
I "Say. steward, who's next in charge j
i when the captain's busy?"
"The first offfficer. sir."
! "Where is the first officer?"
t "In his room, sir." replied the deck j
j steward and hurried away. !
A good observer with an excellent
j memory, was Lieutenant Bill. He rej
called having seen the words "first
- ? /'?'( ? anw*Am>iA.-a onr~i I
i he went prowling about the boat unj
til he found that door. He knocked.
I "Who in blazes is there?" came a
| voice like the crack of a gun.
j "Lieutenant William So-and-So; a
j ?a passenger, sir."
"What blazes do you want?"
; "Well, sir." said Lieutenant Bill, j
i clearing his throat, "we're getting up i
. ^ little entertainment, and if you i
| could let us have sonie blue bunt-1
! iUSr?** I
! "Get to Mazes a war from that j
idoor!" yelled the first officer, frantic i
j for every second of his four-hour j
I sleep.
In the bright and cheerful morn-i
' ing. we found Lieutenant Bill leaning j
j against the aft rail with his ehin in j
j both hands. A beautiful blue sky
i that morning, with just a few pearl- j
j tinted clouds moving lazily along the j
1 Tift.-i.nn nn/1 the waves were rolling I
and tumbling in a thousand hues of
jade and emerald, and delicate wfcjte j
j lace fringed their crests: but Lieu-j
tenant Bill saw none of these things, j
nor felt the tang of the crisp, cool air j
as it blew against his cheeks. He was i
lor. far away.
"Good morning. Props." we hailed
j hint. "How are the costumes coming
i on?"
Ia"entcnar.t Bill drew himself slow- j
Iv back from far. far away, and sigh- I
cd and scomthed his off car.
"They'll be there." he said. He,
smoothed his other ear. and knotted j
i \ GE-E, 'PoP?YA Gonna! V"
Hi. WTon's \
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his brows. "I don't know where ru
get them, hot they*a be there.*
Of such is our pet passion. When
the 14 beautiful wavelefc pranced on
ihe scene, led by a world .famous entftiologist
and a six-fcot Englishman
with a monocle, they wore bright
blue filets around their heads, were
decked with blue bows and streamers,
fluttered bright blue billows and were
draped in shining white?for this was
a camouflaged ocean, with the foam
beneath. Neptune wore a proper j
crown cut out of linen collars, and a :
proper trident made of a broomstick, i
rod proper whiskers combed from a j
flaxen rope's end. which, with the ad- I
ditioa of a red bathrobe and a life j
preserver, made him intensely realis- :
lie. The two beautiful mermaids, im- j
personated by the leanest and lank>- j
est men on the boat, wore flowing j
flaxen tresses of the same material as j
Neptune's whiskers, and Solomon in J
all his glory was not more maenifl-!
cently arrayed than the other princi- i
pals. But the triumph of achieving
the 1 mpo:sioie wes in uk l>iu^
,atioas of the wavelets. and for this
iro especially shook Lieutenant Wil1
liana So-and-So by the honest hand,
irnd. -with moist-eyed gratitude, comi
plimented him and asked him how
he'd done it. ?
"Last minute stuff," he confessed
irith a grin. "1 stole the sheets off
| my bunk, and stood over the ship's
painter while he painted them blue.
[ I cut them into strips myself."
You see' it had neve: crossed Lien-,
tenant Bill's mind that we couldn't
have blue filets and things; it had
only become a part of his system that
he was to produce blue filets and
i things: and he made good. He'll do
I any place: . y .
Xow we go to Leftenant Tom. He's
i an American, too. hut he's in the artilj
lery branch of the British army. Been
I in service a year and a half. So strongI
ly imbued with the idea that the world
| should be made saft for civilization
1 that he couldn't wait for America to
ret into the war. Trying now for his
; transfer to the American army, howj
ever: feels that that's where he be!
longs. Leftenant Tom has been wounded
three times in action. He's Just
| been mended again, and by the time
this gets into print will have exchang!
ed his nice, soft featherbed at an expensive
hotel in Paris for the rougher
j accommodations of the front, where
I he'll have to crack the ice to get his
I shaving water. Leftenant Tom is an
| extremely modest young man. and it
i took eight or ten of us. sitting arounc.
on the chairs and chaiselongc and bed
! and floor of a cozy little apartment to
j coax him into telling about the last
| wound of his. This is how he deI
scried that thrilling moment of his
! life:
j "The order came for the artillery
j top. Somebody from the artillery han
j to go along on observation, so they
| said: 'Here's Tom. He's just been on
! leave. He's fresh:' so T got it. X took
| six men with me, and followed the first
j wave."
j "Whooping and yelling and dashing
| madly forward. I suppose!" interruptI
?'d the latest American arrival, a war|
railroad man.
"Well, no," corrected the leftenant.
straightening his leg cautiously. "It's
the slowest thing there is; no excitei
rnent about it. You see. we followed
' t? ?"-s"* TI?o is all
I u creepiiiS * **?- c ?
j laid out in imaginary squares, and a
I platoon of six guns has to drop IS
| shells on that square. If two or three
; of the guns ara out of commission, the
j rest of them have to divide it up. but
I IS shells must drop on that square,
j which makes it pretty certain that
j there won't be a living thing left on
j top of the ground. Then the guns are
J trained on the next square ahead, and
; the infantry follows up to hunt the
i Boches out of the pill boxes."
I "What time was this; dawn?" came
! from one who craved pitcure.
I "So. about seven-thirty." considered
[ the leftcnunt. "Weil, about nine-thirty,
after I'd sent back two observers
! and a couple of pigeons, the enemy's
j barrage came forward to meet ours.
I and a shell dropped behind me, and got
inc. in the hip. My light went out for
a minute, but 1 came to right away.
I lay there seven hours in the mud.
but it didn't hurt very much. I was
7r> That. two
barrages passed right over me. our
own and the enemy's. At about five
o'clock tiie stretcher-bearers found
me. Say, they're the brave fellows!"
That's the way he told it. No cannon's
red glare, no ear-bursting din. no
pandemonium tearing loose, no fierce.
| struggling fisuros amid the rolling
| smoke, like wierd demons let out of
! hell, no straining forward until the
! blood veins seemed bursting in the
I temples, no morral gasp as the frag!
ment struck him. no frenzied effort to
preserve consciousness as he slid into
| the dim shadows of oblivion, no taking
: us in on his probable vivid pictures of
I home and mother, and the boys on
j Main street, and the girl at the garden
| gate, and no seven long hours of agonj
ized torture while the battle raged
around liim and death dealing shells
were dropping on every hand! No
fireworks, no dramatics, no lurid word
pictures of any son. and no thrill:
particularly no thrill! You wouldn't
think sentiment or poetry was in that
man. would you?
"But what's the big idea about going
back into it?" inquired a gentleman
of the commercial contingent. "You've
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done your bit. Ton could quit with
credit right now."
Leftenant Tom straightened up, and
looked at the gentleman- of the commercial
contingent with wonder in his
soft, brown eyes.
"Quit?" said'he. "Why. the Bocbe
isn't licked. We can't quit, any of us.
until humanity is safe."
And Lieutenant Bill talks exactly1
like Leftenant Tom. Ke has a fine.
medical practice at home, a nice wife,
a beautiful little daughter; and his'
father didn't want him tp come.
"Look here. Bill," said his father.
"What's your idea In going? You're
doing better than any of us ever ex- J
pected. so why don't you stay right j
I here and hold your practice?"
f "Well, father," said Lieutenant Bill.:
! "every man must be true to himself." i
There you are. The Americans who :
came over here are fighting with exactly
that sort of thought in mind. [
And it isn't "bunk," because they're 1
ktf ' H * u ?? t
risKing meir mes iur it, iuuic j
their lives: everything they hold dear. ;
This is the biggest collection of Simon-;
pare altruists ever brought together! I
In our high idealism lies the answer to '
the Frenchman's deep regard for us.!
his trust in us. his supreme confi-l
dence! The bond of sympathy be- i
tween us is the poetry in us both, i
How's that? -- *,. j
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| Italians Especially Anxious
to See Service in the
American Army.
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It is nothing unusual for a foreigner i
to appear at the office of the local draft1
board and waive exemption, asking
tnat they bejchanged from Class 5 to '
Class 1. Foreigners of Fairmont and
vicinity especially the Italians, are
heeding the selective service regulations
exceptionally well and are prompt:
1 in answering their obligations, to the
j best of their ability,
j Recently several foreigners have '
! waived exemption, asking that they be
! placed among the men in Class 1 who
will be the first to enter the national;
army. Among those who are now in ;
Class 1 that might have been in Class ,
5 had they so desired are Tony Ciotola. :
James Diglio and Felix Longhi. Oth- j
ers have done the same thing.
In speaking of the manner in which
the foreigners are heeding their call !
Captain Kemble White, chairman ot!
dr-off- hoard sairl: *'Exneri- i
cnce shows that all foreigners are
both willing and anxious to strictly j
comply with the Selective Service rcg-1
illations and are not in any sense at- j
tempting to shirk any military duty,
and that their failure to appear promptly
is almost always due to failure to receive
or understand notices.
For this reason the public generally
can be of much assistance if they will
voluntarily help to enlighten people |
who do not thoroughly understand our
, language in matters pertaining to the
: draft-"
! >
j It Has Taken 200 Lads into!
| Y. M. C. A. Membership j
in Three Years.
' Two hundred worthy boys, who j
j might not have been members of the j
?. ? < XTon's Christian As-'
i r duxuuiib a vuu^ ~
j sociation -were brought into the assoJ
ciation last year with money donated
i by generous local business men. and j
; permitted to share privileges with oth-1
: cr Fairmont boys whose parents are;
! able to care for their membership dur- j
! iug the annual campaign.
Kach year during the membership
| drive, a fund of several hundred dol<
lars is set aside to care for needy
young men and boys who are unable to
j bear the expense of a membership yet
would like to belong and participate in
Association activities with their boy
I companions. This fund is established
I by contributions from generous Fairmont
men who do not have children,
but feel it their duty to support Fair;
mont's fine institution.
The fund for needy boys was cstabj
lished when ex-Secretarv J. U". Kight
i begau work in Fairmont three years
i ago. In these three years over five
hundred boys have been brought into
the association. School principals who
; learn to know practically every body in
I the city, make recommendation to the
i V. M. C. A. authorities or certain boys
J who might be helped by a memberi
ship, and later the memberships are
; granted.
in some instances the free member
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February 18, 1918. | COl
There Will Be
At Th
Spring and summer
merchandise will be shown
and sold on arrival, without
holding any for the
formal showings that have
been customary for so
many years.
Breaking away from the
old custom as we did last
Fall, have proved so satisfactory
both to our customers
and to ourselves,
that this announcement is
now made.
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From time to time informal
showings will be
held in various sections
particular at times when
the new styles are brought
out. .
'*1 '
Tliere is. then "ore, no
leed of anyone waning for
the "Oper-ing"' to see the
new things, for the new
things wi'i be shv.vii ani
sOid as fast as they arrive.
At the present, time, all
sections are showing many
lines of the early spring? I
it is distinctly to your ad- !
vantage to visit the store
frequently and to keep
yourself in familiar touch
with our advertising.
S. J. Courtney & Son Co.
True Values
ships in the Y. II. C. A. has been the ]
means of completely changing the ;
boys' lives. There is now a young man
in Fairmont who. at one time was to
be sent to the reform school. He did
not belong to the "Y," would not go to
school, would not mind his parents and
was always in trouble. Money was
taken from the "worthy boys" fund and
he was given a membership in the association.
He then spent his time at j
the Y. M. C. A. instead of on the
streets, and in only a few months a i
big change could be noticed in his life. !
He is now a different hoy and is mak
ing good. - Other instances of boys j
brought into the association upon the j
suggestion of local charity officials j
could also be mentioned.
Again this year in the annual mem- i
bership campaign, money will be se- !
cured for the "worthy boys" fund, and j
many other needy boys will be taken .
care of during the fiscal year.
I Local Druggist's No-Cure No-Pa^ Offer j
Attracts Many Sufferers.
If :liere arc any rheumatic sufferers j
i in town, who have not availed them-:
selves of Mountain City Drug com- J
! pany's generous offer they should do I
j so at once. !
I MounLr^n City Drug company states
| that if Rheuma, the guaranteed preI
scription lor rheumatism, does not give
i any purchaser quick and joyful relief it
will return the purchase price without
I any quibbling or red tape.
Rheumatism is a dangerous disease,
and anyone who has the slightest taint j
of it should drive it from the system as j
soon as possible. Read what Rheuma
did for this sufferer:
"For five years I suffered with articular
rheumatism, having bunches
on my elbows, feet and wrists. I took
everything 1 could get. with no relief.
1 saw- ycur ad. and was greatly
improved before I had used two bottles.
and was cured before I had fin!
ished the third. I thank God for Rheuj
ma and that I am free from rhcuma|
tism today, f anyone wishes informai
tion from me I will write them. I
j think Rheuma is a miracle."?Mrs.
j Lucia Ryder, 102 Gilbert street, Syra{
cuse, X. Y.
Good druggists everywhere sell
Rheuma. A large bottle is inexpensive
and sufficient for two weeks' 'treatment.
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! No Formal S]
is Store This &
J c/' ^ St
We are particularly ft
thie small, close fitting shap
now because they are snut
vieing with the wild winds
cause they go so well with 1
Some new models in co:
and straw combinations, as
straw combined; others ar
bined with pretty gross g
black and the good suit sha>
Spring Fancies in I fr*
New Neck Fixings | add
Dainty new conceits thj
ble. Worthy of special meni
P. K. Collars, 50c. In Ti
es and four in hand shapes,
edges and embroidered dots
Georgettes Crepe Collar
favored sailor shapes, bucli
Tuxedo style.
Lace Stocks?Jabot effe
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A department of recreation and |
comforts for the navy Jias just been i
established in the Woman's Naval j
Service with Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury, |
Red blooded men are born leaders;
in every watk of life and fight intelli-!
gently with both brain and muscles, j
They are always live wires, smiling j
and full of ginger: keen, alert on their j
roes and ready for anything that comes i
their way. Work is a pleasure and j
they land on top every time.
You will not find a strong sucess- j
ful man or woman trying to plug a- j
long with poor health 05 wealc nerves, j
They know better they are wise and I
see to it that their blood has plenty j
of good fresh iron and their nerves j
at all times loaded with Phosphates?
the nerve food. i
A leading doctor says: "Show me a
strong .healthy successful man or worn
an and you can bank on it every time,
their bodies arc just loaded with Iron
and Phosphates." Another prominent
physician says: "There is no need of
any one going through life sickly, miserable.
played out. fagged and nervous
when Phosphated Iron will always put
energy and vigor into the body, mind
and nerves." This same doctor also j
said: wjth the system loaded with!
Phosphated Iron you can fight life's!
battles at any stage of the game and j
be a winner at every turn." '
Mr. Run Down man or woman In any
stage of life if you feel all In. your
nerves are all shot, and life seems
like one continual drag and drudgery
from day to day. get next to yourself,
wake up. take a brace. Lay in a supply
of Phosphated Iron and take a new
lease on life. You will once again feel
like a live one and face the world with
the smile that wins. Are you game?
To insure physicians and their pa?
a? trnniiinfi PllOSDha- !
nen u> i?vci? AAX& t.?w ? - _
ted Iron, it bas been put up in capsules
only, so do not allow dealers to give,
you tablets or pills. Insist on cap
sules.?Mountain City Drug Co and
leading druggists everywhere.
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J Reliable Advertising
jring Display 1
jason M
Delectable Millinery
12.50, $3.25, $3.75 1
14.50, $5 to $7.50 * I
Interpreting in harmony 1
E colorings, richness of jA
laterials and supremacy ?'
f cfvlfi rVia Hftminaiit
rend of advance Spring m
lillinery Fashions.
jaturing for early wear,
es so much favored right ' *
r and comfortable, when ;
; of this season, and bethe
new suits and coats,
rded silk and satin; satin
well as Georgette and
e just lisere straw comrain
ribbons. Choices of
Terr arc some of the new things to
shen up one's winter suit or to
. the final cliic to the new one?
it are lovable and wantation
uxedo, Sailor, round shap- "
some with neat scalloped
and other designs NEW:
s 75c to $2.00 in the much
:ed, embroidered, also in
cts, beautiful style 50c to
108-110 Main St.
Philadelphia, as chairman, appointed
by Mrs. George W. Dewey.
Mothers ^
Keep the family free
from colds by using
W. Va. Women, Prepare!
Thousands of women fn TV. Va. hare
overcome their sufferings, and have been
cured of woman's Ills bv Doctor Pierce's
Favorite Prescription. This temperance
medicine, though started nearly half a
century ago. sells most widely to-day. II
can now be had in tablet form as well as
liqnid. and every woman who suffers from
backache, headache, nervousness, should
take this "Prescription" of Dr. Pierce's. H
ft is prepared from nature's roots and
herbs and does not contain a particle of
alcohol or any narcotic. It's not a secret
prescription for its ingredients are printed
on wrapper. Send l?c. for trial packagi
to Dr. V. M. Pierce, Buffalo, N. x.
Clarksburg. West Va.?"Dr. Pierce*!
Favorite Prescription was of great heir
. - to me during middie
life. At that H
time I became all
t / f?> ^^3 run-down, wtak
yB and nervous. IsufBa*r,f,
fered with hoi
a.w.1f l-a 'apli i flashes and dizzy
ifay gM&W spells. At last J fl
began with th?
'Favorite Preeerip
? I ' tion' and It brought
v S *' me through taif fl
'? -a''"" critical period is
splendid health. T have always felt very
grateful to Dr. Pierce for what, his'Prescription*
did for me and am glad to recommend
it-"?Mrs. M. j. Sued, 117 Ocello St.
Fairmont, W.Va.?"I know Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription is a splendid tools
for women. At one time I suffered a
severe nervous breakdown, became very . H
weak, could not sleep and was feeling
quite miserable, when I began talcing tbs
'Prescription.' I found It very benehdal.
Inasmuch as it bnilt me np and helped to S
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Clarksburg. W. Va.?"I have never
taken any medicine that"?ras so good ss
Sr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. I was ?
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restoring me to health and strength. I >
can recommend 'Favorite Prescription*
as being a wonderful tonic for women.*?
Mrs. F. H. Carson, 121 Ocello Street. ?
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