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^KcMDZ paarfieM and Williams Al* K'| most Came to Blows at One Stage. ^Dr. H. A. Garfield. National Fuel Adpwjfnlqli atur. and John Skelton WiliJtans, right hand man of \V. G. 51c|; Adoo, Director of Railroads^ nearly blows before the matter of g?aS??~"-.S(rlce. railroads were to pay for | was settled in Washington. The: g railway administration proposed to! purchase for the railroads lo0.000,00o &' tons of coal at cost price plus ten Bpeents' per ton profit. This is about I te^thha^oe^cen^of the fuel supply of f.". the' year and should be moved at once | -jl proper preparation is to be made fueltor the country next winter. Director McAdoo adopted the idea of the S^fcaQroads that operators should sup Hfrthis fuel at considerable less than > . the government priee and buyers for i^nlEroads 'have been sending out letwhich made it plain to coal operaS^lor* that 100 per cent, cqr Atpply was E| the whip with which the railroads intended to make purchases at these When Dr. Garfield excused himself F>. from a meeting of Fuel Adminlstra tors of states east of the Mississippi river last week in order to devote his fciA 'time to this question he told them that SpfvJtt was" the most important question which had arisen in the life of the| r;.'. Fuel Administration and intimated Ejt" that the very existence of the Fuel Ad ministration depended upon its settleThe .Fuel Administration was charg f7' . ed by the railroads with collu-^'on with i?jX' coal operators to hold up railroads for c-X the government price for coal which railroads have purchased in the past gf1!" at their own price. The Fuel adminisK;v ivtgration charged that the Kaiiroad adn*in titration was virtually seeking to : blackmail coal operators and charged 'that the Kaiiroad administration was attempting to secure coal at this low ' price because it would have 5-10,000.,000 for the railroads and thus make a * ; showing of great economy in the oper8?j?;. atidh of the railroads under goverat* meat supervision. / The dispute became ?c bitter bef.ue the President interv-ned that Dr. Gar I . ' field and Sir. Williams almost came to | | blows. At one stage the matter was, : pal before Bernard Baruch, chairman of .. - the war Industries board, as a sort of % .: referee. He heard the arguments and agreed -with Dr. .Garfield that the rail"i; ..roads ought to paw the government * price far coal like tne government itr - '. gelf and war industries. Mr. Williams ' *.:t6dtst rfolent exception to this and abB'xuptly walked out of the conference, la reported. fi&r. .Williams argued that at the Ikmuaent price the railroads would 5 -J^io.ooo.ooo more for coal than in itat_ He said he wanted to save 000,000. Dr. Garfield asked "whether the plan was to - - "aare '.$40,000,000 lor the stockholders V" offthe railroads or for the people of the country. If the latter were the "aim Dr. -Garfield suggested that the .price of coal be reduced eight cents a ; ij xopt on, the estimated production of ' /. -6TO.OOO.OOO tons this year. " Throughout Dr. Garfield Insisted .that under his administration distri. button of coal to the railroads and all - other consumers is provided for on the J .same basis and pointed ont that spe-1 <fial consideration had been shown the : g xafirbads by the zoning system which ' will save them the equivalent of haul- j I ing 30,000.000 tons of coal. Dr. Gar-! ' field is quoted as saying at that time: "It was understood both by the Fuel .-administration and the transportation Iaeparaneni. or me railway aumimsw tkm that full operation of coal mines can cmly-be obtained by requiring- the railroads to burn currently the non stocking coals while the stocking c.fc-.ls j "are battled to more remote points and I l" stored tor winter use." tuts TO BOOST WSEOVMN IDEA Will Have Special Displays -on. Anniversary of Lus itania's Sinking. &0.V .> vi'May 7, the anniversary of the sink isg of the Lusitania will be observed . VMarion county as food conservation $ Vsplay week: Stores and especially 6b grocery stores of the county will Se urged to arrange window displays I" tor the week of Msy 7. emphasizing ~ Oxe conservation of food. .The movement in this county is in $ charge of Clyde Morris who has been appointed retail grocery representative for Marion county. He is beginning early to plan for the display week .Jn an. effort to get every Marion coaniy merchant behind the movement. Posters wOl be secured and distributed in' the near future announcing 'HSe -display week. The fact that it is the anniversary of the sinking of the Lusltaaia, our first great submarine tragedy, will be emphasized in every Kfc - display. j WL- ~ P^eple are Iriendly I. Weil pleased with his work here, tr. E. McComas. the new farm agent t Marion County, says that West Virare far more sociable, pleasing ; been he people of the Northwest, cs- j eelally in parts of Minnesota. He [**??*? that the people in West Virinia are most friendly and be feels feat he will receive marked cooperate? from the rural residents of Marion Since Mr. McComas has been here jst-has visited at least twenty-five onrad met folly 7a farmery ' 1 - . ' - ? - J J.' - ?ww??, WASfUXGTOX, D. C, Aprfl 22-? The inside history of the striking Oct * by the House of Representatives of: section 5 of the rivers and "harbors bill reflects credit upon the work of Congressman George 34. Bowers and Edward Cooper, of the West Virginia delegation- The section in question was calculated to farther interfere with the coal industry in the state, which is now carrying about as many burdens as people who understand and j appreciate conditions think should be [ loaded upon it at this critical time. It! provided that no coal mine should al- j low any of its wastage to find its way j into any navigable streams or trilfa-, taries of navigable streams, and p?o-! vided heavy penalties. It was that> "tributaries of navigable streamy" to j. which the friends of the industry ob- j Jetted, as well as the representatives I of the miners' organization, who were J quick to see the injustice of the pro- j posal and who argue that the coal min- i ing business has been interfered with ' as much as it is wise to interfere with it in view of the presenting unsatisfactory conditions at present governing it. A large measure of .credit for having this pernicious stxiwu suuw . out of the bill, their colleagues say, I undoubtedly goes to Messrs. Bowers j and Cooper. | Ovid R. Campbell, of Middleboume. and Joseph 0. Ford, of Hansford, have been appointed, in the office of the Adjutant General, first lieutenants in the Medical Reserve Corps. Dr. and Mrs. Barlow, of Moundsville. the former up till several months ago the superintendent of the state asylum at Spencer, were visitors in the city this week, en route home from spending the winter In Florida. They were i entertained by Congressman and Mrs. H. C. Woodvard while here. In the interest of Dr. John E. Cor- j korean. of Sand Fork. W. Va.. who is 1 an applicant for a commission in the Medical Reserve Corps. Congressman Stuart F. Reed visited the War department and personally recommended Sr. Corkorean to Gen. Gorgas and urged his commissioning. At the Pension Bureau. Mr. Re/d took up the pending claim' cf hire. Elizabeth Stablman, of D'-?- with the officials and wuiuv . urged prompt and favorable Action j on it. S/tite Senator W. P. Hawley and son, Ray. and Col. Robert B. Miller, all of Bluefield. are in the city on business with several of tbe departments. While here. Senator Hawley told friends that he would be a candidate to succeed himself. He is chairman cf the finance committee of the State Senate, which is probably the most important chairmanship in that body. His many loyal friends commend his official rec- ' ord as a highly creditable and satisfactory one, and upon the strength of it. they say that his prospects to succeed himself are exceedingly bright Senator Hawley is a very popular visitor in the Capital witn vVest Virginians of all and various shades of party complexions. The postoffice at Muses Bottom. "W. Va., has been ordered discontinued by the Postoffice department. Commissions as postmasters have been issued to Sullivan J. Stump, of Normantown, and to Rufua B. Overton, of Harvey, V. Va. Earl S. Fox. Samuel DaTis and Robin A. Hood, three young men of Fairmont. were here this week anxious to be inducted into the aviation section of the army. They were in conference with Congressman Neelly about it, and he has started the wheels turning which will probably enable them to | realize their desire within the next week or ten days. The Fuel Administration has Issued an order which gives the maximum prices at which coke may be sold at the ovens located in Monongalia county, W. Va. It may be sold at a maximum cf $6.25 for blast furnace grade and $7.25 for the 72-honr selected foundry grade. An invitation has been received and accepted by Congressman Xeely to deliver the annual commencement address at Davis and Elkins College either on May 21 or 22, one of these dates yet to be definitely decided upon. Miss Bess Bryan, of Parkersburg, has come to Washington to join the artuy of war workers. Congressman Woodyard introduced in the House a hill to grant a pension of $25 a month to Mrs. Rebecca Strouther. of Parl-crsburg, dependent mother of Charles Strouther. who served in Co. 49th D. S. V. Inf. in the war with Spain. Alex. Saldatorl. of Wheeling, is a visitor in Washington. He came hers to investigate various arms of the military service with the intention of BEEN NK61KTRX. IN CAftAKid- rOO. TU= AN AND NOW YoO TVUV FtfU CUARSB ? $lUE TUB , Lit WAN V P15NTY OFF t . ' . . .- .. . y..-..J'~ trying to en&t in that one which ba yrtforrod. -Additional evidence has beda filed at the Pension Bursas by Senator Sutherland in support of the claim of ! Mrs. Lien Tin* Gtibble. of Philippi; the application of Mrs. Hannah C. Bol-j yard, of Thornton, was taken np with j the authorities by Senator Sutherland j who urged favorable action at aa early j date. i f % " Congressman X. M. ^feely has rec-j ommeaded Thos. Dougherty, of Wheel- i iug, for an appointment with the Ship-! ping Board; J. William Maley, of| Wheeling, for induction into tiiermedi- j cal bupply department of the army; I Arnold D. Moss, of Fairmont, for a commission in the Quartermaster's j corps. Mr. Keely is endeavoring to ! have Thos. J. Walker, of Wheeling, re-; stored to his former grade as a .et'er j carrier; Sari Rose, of Clarksburg, ap- J pointed to tne railway *aau aer>i.v, j Chas. S. Browi, of KiD8Wo.nl- iissigr.e.-! j to army duties. He has takep cp at' the Pension Bureau the pending claims j of Mrs. Hannah C. Bilwl. of flirin-} ton; Mrs. Xancy J. Fine ley. of Short j Creek; Mrs. Amy E. Coflman, of Wheeling; Mrs. T. D. Williams, of Weston, and John C. Price, of Smithfield. Major Neely has introduced in the House hills to incrcaso the-pension of James B. Davis, if Cameron,; to $50 a month, and to increase the pension of Chas. E. McCaffcrty. of Grafton, to $50 a month. Application ha3 been filed for permission to be granted to King Richards* n to take an examination for a commission ttr the engineers* corps.' and to liave Dr. Clay Leps, of Keyser. assigned to active duty aa a dental surgeon in the army. Carl M. Davis, of Wheeling, has been inducted into the navy as a machinists* mate, first class, and assigned to dnty at Pensecola, Fla. salvatiotlassies wearjteel hats Also Gas Maks at Times, So Close are They to the Front. 'Seventy officer of the Salvation Army. mostly women, have been sent overseas with the American troops." says Lieut. Col. W. F. Jenkins, of the Salvation Army. "These women are well up toward the front trenches; near enough to need gas masks and steel helmets, which are supplied by the Government. There, in hut. barn, or dugout, they minister to the needs of the men. Often they say the last word to them upon the all-important subject of religion befflre they are called upon to make the supreme sacrifltce. "The women make fudge, bake pies, and fry doughnuts galore. Their ministry in this realm shares the warm appreciation of the men equally with that of the more directly spiritual toil. We are adding to the number of overseas workers daily." m i The Welding < Hard on the heels of es followed the trails of Ind Union wires criss-crossed t Today the quick, cheap, i greatest telegraph system 1 is an essential factor in the Telegrams?Day Le\ Cablegrams?/Sney THE WESTERN 1)1110 FRECKLES AND HIS 1 ^ |i i ^k 11R9 I I fm ^k ffl M ?i I Hi I ! . ' o|l||l mil v vRvUk in mir : "&? * "S* ""' X.-.'TT- ' ; 'ri That is the best Opportunity for Cbeap Eggs for City Families. WASH1XGTOX, D. C. April 22.?The bast opportunity for cbeap eggs for city! families during the war, says a recent; publication, of the United States Department of Agriculture, lies in keep-j ing enough hens in the backyard, where they can be supported principal- < lr on kitchen wastes, to supply the; family table. The keeping of hens in i backyards is described as being an e-J conomic opportunity for city families J - - - -- ??rr 1 and At me same umc ou <uk>vmu?. v? -. of the campaign Cor Increasing jv ?iltry j production. i The smallest and least favorably situated backyard, says the department, offers oportunity to keep at least; enough hens to supply eggs for the; household. The number of hens needed J for that purpose is twice the number; of persons to be supplied. Hfence. the; smallest flock to be considered consist of four hens. "Where hens arc kept only to furnish eggs for the table no maie bird is needed. A coop for a flock of four hens should have a floor area of about 20; square feet or about 5 feet per ben.. For a larger flocks the space aloweil per bird may be a little less, because the space is used in common, and each bird has the use of All the coop except what her companions actnally occupy. For theordinary flock of 10 to 15 hens, the space allowed should be about 4 square feet per hen. VIRGINIA BOSSEKMAN BURIED. Funeral services over the body of Virginia, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Bosserman. whose death occurred Saturday morning. | were held on Sunday afternoon from, the residence in Locust avenue. The j YOUR DUTY TO BE ATTRACTIVE i Have Pretty Dark Hair. "La Creole" Hair Dressing is the original hair color restorer, and not a dye. Applying it to your hair and scalp revives the color glands of nature. It is the only hair color restorer that will gradually darken all your gray or faded hair in this way. No matter how gray, prematurely gray, faded or lusterless your hair might be, "La Creole" Hair Dressing will make it boautifolly dark, soft and lnstrous. "Easily applied by simply combing or brushing through the hair. Don't be misled into buying some cheap preparation. * ? USE "LA CREOLE" HAIR DRESSING for gray or faded hair. Sold and recommended by Crane's drug store. Fairmont, W. Va. Mail orders promptly filled upon receipt of regular price, $1.20. "La Creole" Hair Dressing is sold on a money back guarantee. y? the Nation.irly railway pioneers who ian and buffalo, Western he country. ndispensable service of the the world has ever known welding of the Nation. tters?Night Letters Transferred by Wire * 1 IN TELEGRAPH CO. j FRIENDS?(HE HAS HIS .1 Uo-Uo-IH? IS 1| "* *-s ?-> ?^l J - v , ,-T ' '-' . r .' .>. > ii .7-< I i I I i # I 1 I I I i I ^ I I "Take your medicine, boys!?be j men!" These are the words of exhor- ! tation uttered by Coropral John A. : Nichols, p. S- Artillery, of the army ; recruiting station, this city, and he . ought to knew! The corporal has ! gathered many men to the aid of Gen- j eral Pershing, and is loud in his praise ; of the patriotic attitude of the young i men of this city, so many of whom j have enlisted without waiting to be ; drafted. He yesterday said: "There is one little tip" I wish to j give the many young men of this lo- j cality. I am only too glad to make } this information public, Tor the gooa < of the service." in that it may be the j means of qualifying many young men i who are anxious to do their bit. but J who are underweight, anaemic, or otherwise are physically unfit. ""I was suffering from general debility and was badly run down. I had j no appetite, my blood was in poor ! condition. 1 was as nervous as could I be and could not rest well at night j "Fortunately a druggist friend of j mine recommended that 1 take A-I-M. and consequently I am today as fit as J ever, and have the same old 'pep' to my step. "Acid Iron Mineral is a wonderful tonic. I began to increase in weight and strength almost immediately, and it has put good color back into my cheeks again." Corpora] Nichols' statement is sim" cf AthAf TUUV. I lliir CO iiiai Ul LUVUiNUJUO w*. V?.u-W4 J-VW- , pie throughout the country, who. during the past thirty years, hare testified to the merits of this natural mineral iron. If you are run down, anaemic, worn out. lack bodily vigor, sleep poorly, have no appetite or lack weight?go to your regular druggist an-l get a bottle of Acid Iron Mineral. Try it a week or two. Then, if it hasn't made a new man of yon return the bottle and your money will be promptly refunded. Or. better yet. ask the advice of your family physician. See what he has to say of A-l-JI. and be guided by his i judgment.?Adv. A BAD CASE OF BLUES'VANISHED, When Nerv-Worth Does! Away With the Cause. Mrs. Barb's message to ailing folks is forcible and important. And like. all the Nerv-Worth statements printed in these columns and endorser's name ! is signed to thte paper. These signed j local statements are having wonderful influence upen Fairmont readeiV. as I the tonic*s sales at Crane's drug store j amply prove. Read this one: Crane's Drug Store?I was extreme- j ly nervous. All run dovra. Xo sleep, i no rest, tired in the morning, no ambition, no appetite, very despondent and bine. I have taken Xerv-Worth for only one week and want to say my general j health is much improved. 1 have a good appetite, sleep fine, refreshed in the morning and feel like a new being. Recommend Xerv-Worth to anybody. MRS. RALPH BARB. Your dollar back at Crane's Drug1 store, Fairmont, if Xerv-IVorth does not benefit you. Neighboring agents: H. J. Mathews A Co.. Mannington; W. p. Moran, Farmtngton; F. J. Yost, Fairview; "Windsor Drug Co- and the Honaker Pharmacy. Monongab; Johnson's Pharmacy, Shinnslon; Grant Graham,! Bclington; W. 0. Davis. Philippi. OB FOR A FEW DAYS YE' * !f~~ 7 Looid UMCIE!! WE \ V OoWT ONE EXD J 7 Fttow TW' oTuea; - I FOR WOMEN & BOSSES I AT A SAVING OP I $5.00 to $10.00 Out entire stock of Just 72 brand I rev Spring Suits has bees reduced. Every one of these salts is a superb I Spring offerinK. latest models vrbich I have been given a hearty welcome by I some of the best dressed Fairmont women. New pony mcxlels. strictly plain tallorad. Norfolk*. Peplums. belted and sport models. Developed of wool serges. poplins., checks, gabardines and French twills in navy bines, new tans. gray. Pekin. copen and black. Pcau de cygne and fancy linings in sizes for women and misses, reduced to $12.50, $16.50. $19.95. $ ? Tots $6.00 New Of silk poplin, shepherd checks or bine little high-waistcd styles: full lined: pi collars; 2 to 6 years. Special $4.38 .. in/u^ii JL ON "ECOt/Of*} jrgr Those 1 Spark White Cleanness just n Fels-Naptha's ^ white suds. And en of quick-cleaning i the great combinat thoroughly withou boiling or hard rub Tour clothes keep new you wash them the F Tour own Vooer mlL ==? i " i Save L Gaun A Day B; Save III Gain The Day? I Fairmont Electrii L)?BY BLOSSER. . J?;'_ - . - .V ' _ i? .J jii,. 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