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By carrier Three Cents. 5 subscriptions parable In advance . fb^-asklng for change In address give old as well as ?red at the Postofficc at Fairmont. West Virginia. as ' class matter. i IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR PAPER CALL "WESTERN UNION." cribers on our earner routes istilics lo set The West i Ian any evening ahouit! call "WESTERN UNION." he fact and ?iv? r.siae and residence and k. tnesacnKer silver a paper to your door at once. There Is no to the subscrliser for this ser. ice. SURSDAY EVENING. MARCH 2S. 131S. Ifci POLITICS IN?IVAR TIMES. fe \ IT, EPP-ESENTATTVE EDWARD COOPER. ol XjL fifth West Virginia district, has announced formally that he will not be a candidate for the . Republican senatorial nomination this year. He has given jag oat at Washington a statement setting forth reasons for keeping out of the fight which ought to.be read carefully |i? by-every West Virginiaui of whatever political faith and especially by the small fry politicians of both the old parijs& ties. This statement is printed in another column this ESE.$ -v.. ? i ; / wemng. ^ s':" There never was any danger that his entering the con- . test for the nomination would embitter or in any other way ' ^? ......J..J nf .-amnaion but if be feels that fossibly this announcement cduscu <* 31 c?*t u^oi v? v??~appointment in homes represented on the other side by on< or more young men, but in most newspaper offices and among men who carry little details about such mattejy in their heads it probably gave rise to a broad grin. 1 ' ?-1 on liKl S2T,'HWO CMC .'louuatM wi mv ?? Tus duty- at the present time lies in remaining at his post Esg^S representative of the Fifth district, why even those ?>.? : friends who are most ambitious for him must acquiesce in p--'.['lis decision, and hope that when he urges that the contest ' vfor die nomination among the gentlemen who remain in (Spi - the field will not degenerate into a party row which will i'i-i' endanger the success of the nominee at the general election . his advice will be followed generally. $ ? The people are not as much intererted in party politics , % this year as they usually are. but they are. as Representa iy . - dve Cooper well says, interested in winning the war. That '" fact- ought to give color to the contests in both parties, v .y Fortunately no Republican has been mentioned in con"yBRfcion with the United Slates Senatorship who could not f . 'y. pass the acid test of loyalty, so the only thing that must Tre'gnarded against is a primary canvass that would be out , of keeping with the times and the dignity ot the high otticc , H at stake. y.-~. ' ' 0 ' |v'* S BATTLE REPORTS. . \ Ym/"ASHINGTON has not been a good place to seel i.; VV new s of what is going on in Europe since about the middle of this day one week ago. For a couple -of days General March, the acting chief of the Army staff- toll die newspaper men that the official reports from v the front were about the same as those furnished by the press associations, but yesterday even that pretense wa dropped and the public was permitted to know, that Gcn eral Pershing had cabled tliat he had "nothing to report." ' "* * - J . J-_i j;.. ? ?ootboS Wi^x 4 ptos ^-CFH ^ lop mdi and swap Set widi dts iqwiltn aUe die battle ^ . goes oo. In due time complete ltpwb of thl part die American forces played in the great battle will be forthcoming, and in die meantime die people who are vitally interested in this information must try to be patient. Modem battles are east and complicated affairs and even when die fitting is entirely on a front occupied by our troops and under our own officers the only reports we will be able to get for the first few days will be such as have been coming about this action against the British. Fragments are all one can hope for at such a time. The British newspapers did not get anything more about the Germans' big attack than the American papers printed, but there was no complaint over there. They have had three years in which to get used to modern military conditions. They have had enough experience to know that it will be weeks before even die British War office will have "definite information of the exact situation on the battle front." o ARE RUSSIANS REUNITING? REGARDING yesterday's report that troops of the I Soviet and of the Ukraine united in a bloody battle to drive the Germans out of Odessa one docs not ; know which to doubt the most?the more recent dispatch or the original one announcing that the Germans had taken the town. At all events it begins to look as if the free j road from Berlin to the heart of India hats been blocked : pretty close to its beginning. But if the Russians have actually done what their news i Lurcau says they have done, the fact that the Soviet forces j I and the forces of the Ukraine are operating together for the J safety of the common country is of vastly more importance j than the collapse of the foolish dream of a Teutonic route j : to India. ! What the liberal world has been hoping ar.d praying j for is the rebirth of a national spirit m Kussia. It was reci ognized that practically the only way in which that could ' ! occur is through a reaction -against the callous 1 cutonic j betrayal of faith in connection with the treaties recently I entered into. The big question was, when will it come? : j if this Odessa report is the literal truth there is reason to ] ' believe that it is already on the way and may corns quite I as suddenly aw the other things that have happened ill Rusj sia recently. i o : Lord Reading, the new British ambassador to this ; country, read a telegram from Premier I.Ioyd Ceorge iast night during a Lotus club dinner in New Vork : which contains an appeal that the United States send j reinforcements to the sorely tried allied ainiies in thv shortest possible time. The appeal will not fall on deaf j cars. During the past week America has learned mere j of what the war really means to us than in all the months since it began. Here and there is an individi al floating around in dreamland who believes that the war will end in six months or so. One of them said as much ; on the floor of the United States Senate this week. But the avesase man and woman is now anxious to throw in the whole weight of this great country without the least delay. . o I Community meetings throughout Marion county indi- : cate that apathy is disappearing in every section of the ' county and that by the time the big money campaigns open up'the people in the small places and on the farms will be ready to do their part That is just what those who know Marion county best expected. Old Marion has never yet failed to do her duty and there no danger that she will fail now. All that is neeaea It some thoroughly organized and constantly working method of instructing the public what the duty of the : hour is. New York city has been "fed up" on kultur and paci- : fism as it existed among the teachers or the great public school system of that city, and a new study, "what every American school pupil should know about tfcwar,"* has been added to the courses. Ar.d in order that there may be no doubt that this is .not just a side .ne #so to speak.'it'is provided that no pupil shall be oromoted or graduated who cannot show the required '>roflciency i n this study. As the new branch teachea the cause of the war. why the United States entered >? struggle and the main principles for which this gov- . , e rnmcnt is fighting, it is quite apt to a powerful deter- : rant ot the spread of pro-German sympathies, and be a right bitter pill to the pacifist teachers. j ( o f; Lieutenant General Rohne. a German authority on : oidnance, is quoted in one of the Eerlin papers as say- j ins that the bombardment of Paris with the long range ;. gun is simply a trial for guns which are Intended to j bombard London. Always strafeing the British. And with good reason, too. They hung onto the flacks of Napoleon for 15 years until they finished him. and U' j , need be they will fight it out with the Hohenzollerr s just as relentlessly. And this time they will have the i active assistance of this great Republic. . If that number of for being asleep at the switch. i If he bad been up to snuff the :oday's reports he : booze'd got out of the way too. t would be better; ; ?? day in some townj BAZAAR. * m ' The IVomen's Bible class of the ; I i case of hard Ilk- j F'?t Presbyterian church -will hold street dump last an apron sale and also a sale of food s were not caught.! consisting of pies, cakes, etc., on Sat " jurday morning. March 30, at Holt's got hail Columbia drug store.?Adv. 3-25-5t GOD AND YOU j ek Sermon by tho Rev. Charles Stelzfe. >od and wise men, hundreds of yean ago. decided j be 66 books in the Bible?no more, no less?It'did not j ad forever ceased to speak to men. and that no one j e coasted "Inspired." ; Iters of the Bible felt that they wort inspired at the | lelr messages. It was long afterward that It was dishad spoken through them. >8 inspire a or uoa?your a&uy me may Be an mapir- , , ?onr BceeBges?aa well as your failures, for some of lis books In the Bible "failed" from the -world's stand- j qt walk, your talk, 7onx, glance, your smile?God jlv- j as truly as the words written -at the direction of j I - Today's Prayer. ? j titer, when temptation bag done its vorst, and I am 1 with the straggle to overcome, help me to remempted. 5? sot sin. but to surrender to the adrersiry. virtue which cosies from experience not only be' helping me to gain Cresh victories over, self and tin. ay own heart toward those, who hsring been tempttrnggle?-Amen. f ? IRMONT, THURSDAY EVI mcHTtnc rr through. rtom Oe Xerw Toxic World. This nr. on (to German dh. to* been a series of deliberate operations based on patestaklns end in that respect HtndesiunCs spring offensive foTIowrs the establish ed policy of the German GeaersS Staff. At the outset ererythlag wa* besed upon tha complete preparedness of the German forces. France was to be overrun in three months; the veteran troops were then to be thrown bach upon BOssla and a victorious peace dictated before Christinas. Germanv lost, but eighteen months later the General Staff was again gambling upon its ability to take Verdun aad break the backbone of French resistance. At least half a milium men were sacrificed in the miscarriage of this undertaking, but tbe losses brought no change in the mind and purpose of Prussian autocracy. , Last, year the Genera! Staff, after deliberation, decided to place its reliance in the U-boat, risking the United States* entrance into the war in the confident expectation that with ruthless submarine warfare Great Britain could be beaten to her knees within six months, and that the conflict couid be won before the financial. economic or military power of the United States could be mobilized in France. Again the Germans lost, and now 1*0 1 Ctaff 4c JnTPctifffi' evopv thing in Hindenburg's spring offensive. Advertised ar.d exploited like a phtent medicine that was to be the great victory toaic of tlie German people. If it fails, what next? Anc! tail it will in the broader sense, no matter what territorial gains are made, unless the General Staff has resources and capacities that have not y.et been revealed or foreseen. Whatever losses the British and French have suffered in tie smashing attacks that have been delivered by the German forces, there have already been, enormous moral compensations. For one thing, the air is again cleared and German mililari sm is once more revealed in al! its hideous aspect?. All pretense has been stripped away, and the Germany that ^xists^today is seen to be the satue Germany that threw down the gatmtlet to civilization in 1914. It is more apparent than ever that this monster of autocracy will yield to nothing ex> cept superior force, and there will be no peace until Prussianism Is beaten by the might oT arms. Nothing- v ill be gained by negotiation or by compromise. Nothing cat: be expected of the German peOi??v themselves until the military prestige upon which Prussianism rests is destroyed. It may tsae a year, or f.vo years, or five years, but it there , :s ever a peace that is better than a -1 truce, the Allies must make up thou minds to fight the thing through, coe-t what it may. il MONONGAH 111 ' Mission Circle. The Mis&ion circle or the Baptist 1 church Is scheduled to meet this .".tier- j noon at the 'home of Mrs. John Grc-g- > ory. Several important matters will ! come up. Satterfield Retluns. Lee X. SatterfieM has resigned his ! position as recorder for the town pi" Monongah. His resignation was s:ihtuitted to the town council ct a spcciai meeting yesterday evening and became effective at once. Mr. Satter(ield has beeu in this office for about five years. Following his resignation last night H. B. Crislip. one ot the present Members of the town council, was elected to succeed Mr. Satiertieid as recorder and \V. K. Kaggertv was sleeted to succeed Crislip as a ar'taber of the tewn council. j I New Superintendent. A new superintendent will be elect ed at the Baptist Sunday school next Sunday. V.'alter Holbcrr. the present j superintendent. has resigned due to j fact that he is leaving town. Mrs. j Walter Holbert, organist, has also re- : signed. Personals. j Miss Lola Swiger. of Clarksburg.! tvas in Monongah calling on friends j rosterdty. Mrs#Clyde Gaston, of Fairmont, was tmong the out of town callers here yesterday. Mrs. Thomas Everett was in Fairmont yesterday evening. Howard Thomas was among the re- i tent out of town callers In Fairmont, j Mrs. R. Lanhaia, of Clarksburg, was ===::^^ jw-L_in - Xf ** \ Spring Footwi Tour spring footwear should r the rest of your attire. The select ea IT yen visit cau Blum now au\ Sprlos mode?. The picture sfeoWfe For Women at $4.C Other Models Fro: Men'? Shoes?the Newest Boys and Girls Fool BIT YOUR EAST Shurtleif i Dozens o: ' V? p*Qt5*ZE*8H&E '^1 ^ Silk Petticoats i that can hold their own with the newness of the other pretty things \vi!l be found here Commencing at those fn Sateen at $2.25. You will sec other attractive numbers in Taffeta and Taffeta with Jersey tops. at $4.25, $4.50, $550, $5.65 and $5.65. True Values I in Monongah during the -week as ?(dfs mess visitor. i 61 Miss Elizabeth Troxell anil mother, j J. ; Fairmont. were m Monongah yes- j roc -nlay. j D. Mrs. Vance Horner, of Lumberport.; Ma .is in .Monongah yesterday. . da] Mrs. :.!. Killeen. of Clarkstmrg, has [nit -n in Monongah recently calling on j ux. ricnds. i tov Mrs. S. Ray 1 .anham .of Shlnnston. ; of was in Monongah during the week. j $4.' I 23 Hope Company Gets |g? Many Rights of Way j= Late yesterday afternoon the follow- j I ir.g rights of way were filed by the i ^ Hope Natural Gas Company: >T. C. j v cinjpueu, ix"act ui ?? * auc? iu ninston district. -22; Olive J Cunningham. tract of 03 rods in Manntngton PNEUMONIA -ji Th J* First call aphjiaician. Then begin hot rgfljL j 4% application* of- bSVImV ; Jolt - - fro: mm i a I ????????^ tioi I SNi. nP X soc ^ k tha ' J att l?% DaaJII j wo sdi 15 ncouj s eceire as careful consideration as ion of correct shoes wilt be ???y? Xt 1 acquaint yourself with tht new w come rood styles j R 10, $5.00 and $6*00. i c m $3.50 to $12.00. i J creations $3.50 to $10j00. j 3 rwear $1.50 to $54)0 < S ER SHOES NOW j| fe Wei ton J ~ r~ f Nw Suits ai Thisis But Anothe of This Ston ?$* moment we toteaa gtxtttty increasing demands ?we called in tbe Reserves who always find depleted J selections oar departments can cone and select from a: even possible two weeks aj Interspersed yon will fi est models that show eaptn arrivals in the main, are c out the Popular Price Ras Section. More and More'Smta tha $11.50 tc Many More Coa In our Rose Room th tinetly one of a kind, as f< tion, has co:?ie into its full als. Models shown at $33.1 Many Attractive hare armed with these shipments. There are so many; each mode! poss Mends Itself so happily In the curre jette, Creps-de-CMne. Jersey. Of con $7.25 And Again at This of the week* we amply reinforced the Courtney "1 Special Waists X The last shipments hav< m rheumatism, when you can set 1 arge bottle of. "Nentrone Prescrip- ] 1 99" for 50c and $1.00 the bottle. < Jot a liniment, mind you. to clog ; the porta, but a blood-purifying, thing and beating Internal remedy t takes out an eoreness and pains I leaves the muscles letting fine 1 fomfortabl*. "on may be ao core and crippled t you can net get around," but take ev weeks' treatment ot "Xeotroae !g<jipt!on 99" and you win enjoy Irj freedom from rheumatism. Tee "Neutrons Prescription 99" for cote rtjBcmatiBm, far cost, tor the neys. on It vrben yon feel an sck coming oa and yon vrOl be Chty well pleased with the result, untaia City Drug Oa. aid leading ggfsts swrjehwa Doing Tilings Tin tbongbtful yosng man ear tor some line of life work. Todfc irder to do aaytbtag torth while. Be Use mil ewe the neceestt am needs wUeh an hue to eon M nm am not new tavinc nut 7 ogtaag a* acootat with tUs t Ke matte ftaar mil thm b?cfa The Peoples N CAPITAL $ many new ana attractive st; kept the foil range of sizes Supply Your Full Needs i Courtneys' trict. $30; G. M. Ic? heirs, tract of rods in Mannington district. $31; W. Kendall. et ux.. tract of 139 Is In MannIngtcn district. $70; J. Starkey. et ux. tract ot 19 rods is nnington district. $9.50; J. W. Ken- 1 rrtda iti .1. Ck UA>. uav?. vfc v-? ?w?D . I t tgton district. ?S.50; F. S. Snider, et . tract of 12 rods in M&nnington i n ship: $3; G. W. Campbell, tract, 19 rods in Mannington township. I 75; Arlie Campbell, et. al? tract of j rods in Mannington township, j ..50; Elizabeth Campbell and Arlie > mpbell, tract of 7 rods in Manning- ( i district. $3.50. J AIMLESS JOINTS e Country .a Full of Them Since ' Druggists Commenced to Sell 1 "Neutron* Proscription 89.* 1 rhare is no reason on smith why 3 t one sbonld suffer another day, 1 3x painful, in flammed, swollen i its or muscles of any Idrfd arising ' ,w the inroads that the cot;- i nvere making on our s?ocks | . To the later day shoppers stocks from which to win prove a-reai ueac. iou mucn wider range thanyih& |; nd examples of theverjrlate* rating smartness. Hie new iistributed evenly through- J |J| age of our Main Gazme^b j | t Answer Every Demand ts $12.75 to $43.75.. |1 e group of models of die- ? | ound in this choice coHeo- . I share from the new arriv To to $49.75. ! Dresses Too? / M We can't dsceribe them^hardfcr- :M sesses ita own distinct features, yet '4 nt stylos. In Ser&s, Taffeta, Geor- j! rse is all the spring shades. to $35.00. |?|j| 18 ; Scheduled Time :! J 5 intact. for Spring and Summer | 108-110 Main.St. NORMAL TEAMS* PRACTICE. The Normal "baseball team, held- at: *3 good practice at South Side parlcyes--" terday afternoon. A number of can- ] dldates -were out and a fast practice wis held. Practice is also scheduled for this evening. '/ DON! COUGH Nour's tho Time to Prevwit H* 96~>- 4 rloixa Consequences. You will not find a better rwedy iaa Dr. Bell's Pino-Tar-Honey to pre ent yon? eougs from developing nte i grave sad even dangenxia ailment, nils pleasant haliara ?repetition i mtlscptie, and aaicidy emu. '' When jron take Dr. Bell's PtB?gBw^ga| Soney you check the spread of inectiooe germs, loosen end help e&st- ;:3 iata the phlegm, aootfle the faflareaat.'on, aad re??ve that grtppyrJeel ^n**r f"scratch toot hcpraf"r"* 1 tan the Orel doae. Do not b? aaiis'led with half-treatment, howaireii,. | Take BeXTe Piae-Tar-Honey till your jrippe, cold, or bronchitis ia com-'. >lete relieved. Still sold at 2Sc by all ;lLeaman & Son j r IIUII0 I39T w? I rVtrrip. in and ?pa vra ytyoKytycycycytytytKyo ?SSm fiTiSy'ilteBiSwy ' to > at aeenmnWlnr mnr tacSlB ranr rMetattax Jato MBS ? la-weleoBM. :r^j 'm i T? I v--.v -- ifjf^r ror inese peopic rerocmucicu umi vu ^av^v.^ j~.. 5$ 'when the struggle on the west front was at its heighth, and , the confusion on die huge battleground was at its worst, it was announced at the War department that orders had - -.. , been -sent to General Pershing to "forward immediately Is definite information of the exact situation on the battle P? front." Possibly at any other time than one in which he was i weighed down with perhaps the greatest'load of anxiety i that even a seasoned fighter such as he is ever' carried such ' . > * " ! has used about ha I I RUFF STUFF I ^ : has decided, that ii Today's damlie about the war situa- j Hm ha* it that So.OOO Germans were furtller to the nortI * J-. captured yesterday. i ? m m ! Cops got almost s gsfe TVhich proves that the liars like the j her in a Jackson S' German army are showing signs ot: night, but the osrner exhaustion. ^ j , ? They began by capturing the Crown Bet the npster I Prince and a few hundred thousand ! "" men. ! " ' " The day they were going best they blew ?P 600,000^ Tents. j ^ Holv We s?v-' And now they hare fallen back to a __ ' fr mere 85,000. When some g< * that there should 0 They need an efficiency expert. , follow that GOd h. , thereafter could h x- Over in Governor ComweU's home j Few of the wi '?\ county the County Council of Defense : time they wrote tl ' "-has undertaken to see that the 36-hour .' covered that God :VA law is enforced. i You too may l * , ation to others,, j Chat for a tip to the local | those who wrote 0 Your work, yo But of course there's too-much City en. are "inspired," B , . hall flavor in them to expect any real God Ion gago. effective work. ?*-">' /Wonder if the Got. did have anyV ' thxosto say.to Jwalter along that line ^ __ msmbe taa ^ao,m ttere ywter* to? > , ber-thst to be trat; 6 Hiafieabar* promiMd. to be la Pari* rj.UT1^?^-[^f Zj^ fc^etotofAprU5fKoostv,a!nioB teujESLi ? . , erf, gat* nr^y In ? ^;:f"Aad the osculation* are tbat be-*?