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MONDAY EVENING. MAY 27. 101%.
Then join 1,1 hanas, brave Americans all,
By uniting tve stand, b\) dividing &e fJ,L
1 THE RED CROSS CAMPAIGN.
HE large sum contribu.ed during the Red Crosi
X financial campaign just de ed is convincing evidence
of the splendid underlying public spirit and deep sympathy
of the people of Marion county, but the amount oi
money raised, large as it is, inadequately indicates the
actual success of the effort.
Money for the Red Cross was the immediate object, but
the more important purpose was educational, and in that
aspect the campaign was not only the most successful ever
undertaken in Marion county, but it may be doubted if
anything nearly approaching it ever took place anywhere
in West Virginia.
The workers, without exception, were splendidly enthusiastic
and zealous from beginning to end. and as a result
of their efforts the war and its meaning for the people of
America was carried to the remotest points of the county
and into the homes of every class of people from the most
prominent and influential to the most humble and inconspicuous.
All were made to understand that this is their
war, and the response was a revelation. Those who have
come to be looked upon as leaders in their respective com*
r". jkv munities were no more prompt to contribute than those who
were participating in a public movement for the first time.
Toward the last money flowed in at every campaign center
from people who were on none of the lists and who for
one reason or another were not personally solicited. Exnerienced
campaigners sav that although such cases have
been known to occur in previous money raisins efforts, nothing
remotely resembling what happened Saturday was ever
experienced in Marion county before.
The only possible explantion for this is that through the
comprehensive and earnest preliminary efforts of the workers
the public heart was touched to its innermost depth and
made to re&lue the duty of the people to the nation. Consequently
it will be easier to "put over" future campaigns.
There never again will be anv danger that a war work
eflort in Marion county will fail through public indifference
or through lack of capacity to cooperate in the common
interest. We have at last shown that we can get the
' shoulder to shoulder touch which months ago Governor
Cornwell asked the people left at home in West Virginia
|p cultivate so that they may the more effectively back up
die young men we have sent into the service of the ReInevitably
errors of omission and commission occurred.
I Sogne of these are already recognized and others will be
wiign die progress of the campaign is carefully studied and
the leaders have had an opportunity to compare notes.
But a great fund of practical experience has been accumulated,
and this is really more important in its way than
the amount of money and pledges realized. The next step
thould be to consolidate and preserve this experience in such
a way that it will be instantly available. The ideal way
would be to keep ti constantly at work as long as the war
lasts. There should not be a minute from now out when
die people of Marion county are not doing something worth
while to back ud the army in France.
| N vje\v of the known punctiliousness of the obstinate old
| man who is president of Mexico, although he actually
controls only a small portion of the area of the Mexican
Republic, the diplomatic break between Mexico and Cuba
may be nothing more than what it seems to be, a tempest
in a teapot. But if it should develop that pro-German influences,
long active in Mexico, have at last succeeded in
starting something it is altogether probable that what we
f. have long called the Mexican problem will be settled in a
hurry .and in such a way as to wipe it out of existence for
The Mexican problem never has been troublesome to die
United States because of the Mexicans themselves. The
real difficulty was to find a way of dealing with the Mexicans
in some manner which would square with the American
policy of not extending the borders of the nation
through conquest, and without causing a great mass of
troublesome foreign complications because of the heavy
investments of European capitalists and banks in Mexico.
The people of the United States were the largest creditors
of the Mexicans, but the citizens of every European coim
r " majority will Join
[on Cupren ^Subjects) ^
'fc|" *^==?- 1 " root of the so-cal
THE IDLING MINERS WARNED. this district. It Ij
Prom the Pittsburgh Gazette Times. l4}f ."g
L When Judge Joseph Buflinfton of * _2
hthe United States Clrcnlt Court said -Jf* WjH
More a meeting of coal miners at crv*l?g fme^wor^
. ablmtleysvUls that "apy man who is ,th? hpayt.of the n
Usoa to work and won't work In ths^o 22?^*^^"*'
the m la patting that much time in for direction,
ha SaKa^sv and the Potsdam gang." Tba tipple fad
mmto with mooA MMift ?nU kftlt Jmm] il ifmS
of Mb if the UM Smh hod bit k? patboci mk
moopod doom open Mexico.
Another very delicate matter with regar dto our rela
boot with Mexico was die impreuion a military movemen
. .1 . ? ill II .1
| against me southern republic wouia nave naa on me gov
emments of Central and South America. The better in
formed statesmen and leading citizens of the Latin Amer
ican countries have understood thoroughly the benevolen
intentions of this great country toward the other peopli
who inhabit the hemisphere with us. but the masses hav<
always felt that when the time was ripe the United State
meant to grab all North America down to the Isthnm
of Panama, at least, and perhaps all of South Amenci
as well. Inasmuch as the ignorant demagogue is a facto
in the practical politics of all these countries, just as he i:
in our own country, every administration at Washingtoi
has had to give a great deal of thought to this conditioi
before making any moves with regard to Mexico.
But if Mexico now stirs up trouble in the hope that b;
so doing he may be able to do President Carranza's grea
and good friend. Emperor William, a good turn, we cai
go in and "clean up" in Mexico with the approval of th
whole world except the Central powers, which do no
count. This condition never existed before. The on!;
thing that could possibly act as a restraint now is the na
tional conscience. The military problem would be com
I paratively simple, although the Mexicans would make
Rood fight. It probably would develop that this phase c
the matter has been amply provided for. So if Venustian
Cerranza does not want to invite trouble he had better g
a little slow in sending home representatives of friend!
i p: vers anc! putting chips on his rhoulder.
DURING the next ten years no single subject wi
demand more serious attention from the various la
making bodies in this country than taxation and tl
expenditure of national. state, county and local revenue
The national government will have a war debt of 15 or l
billions at least, which will make the demands of thi
branch of the government heavy .almost as heavy as the
are now. while the state and local governments will j
required also to increase their revenues in order to keep u
with the demand for new social activities.
In the end this condition is going to tarnsform our pol
I tics. The candidate who can make the welkin ring an
! who appeals to the prejudices and the cupidity of the igno
I ant to get elected, but who, once elected, takes his ordei
' from the paid legislative agent of the big corporations,
i going to disappear for the simple reason that he will nc
. be able to stand up under the pressure. It is going to r<
quire genuine ability to make a success in public life in th
very near future.
But the change is not going to come over night. We d
not do things that way in this country. There inevitabl
will be a lot of costly blundering before the public learn
1 its lesson. And that makes all the more difficult the finan
\ cial side of the work of the School Code commission, whic
: must deal with the problem outlined in our dispatch fror
i Charleston Saturday. That dispatch showed almost hope
i less inequalities and confusion of the school taxes through
; out the state. If the commission does devise an equitabl
program for the reorganization of what may be called th
business side of the free schools it is almost certain to b
assailed from all sides by interests which are affected.
In a matter of this kind the only weapon that can b
used is publicity. The Code'Commission should mak
plans to carry on a widespread and thoroughgoing cam
paign of education on behalf of its work. If it does not d<
that there will be small chance that any member of thi
commision will be able to recognize the school code whei
it emerges from the legislative'mill.
The enrollment of woman votera in New York la re
ported to be disappointing. Wonder what they were ex
pecting? A reaction from the high tide of interes
which characterized the winning fight for equal suffragi
in New York state last fall was Inevitable. The aami
thing; happened In Chicago, but no one who knows any
thing about practical politics would undertake to den:
that women voters are an important factor in that city
As a matter of fact tn some recent elections they hav<
turned out a better percentage than the men.
What with Red Cross campaigns, the departure o:
men for the training camps and the necessity of earn
lng a living, most of us have had to keep our eyes clos<
to the ground pretty much of the time of late, but w<
; should not permit ourselves to become too much en
grossed with the work in hand. The hills about us an
very much worth a glance or two right now.
The semi-official North German Gazette of Berlin li
reported to have said that Germany is waiting to se<
whether the lightning-trained Yankee will bold bis owi
against the German lads who have had military tralnini
from their youth up. Foolish Germany. They used t<
talk a lot about the will to win whop they had ai
. abundance of it. but now that it is almost exclusively
1 on the other side they talk about training and they
i ignore the fact that the athletic life led by practically
all Americans plus the determination to see this thlni
through will be more than a match for the military
training which a large number of the German youtl
, took reluctantly during the past tour years. There nee<
be no uneasiness in this country about which will mak<
the better showing when the test comes.
The annual notice that there is likely to be a shortag
' of gas during the coming winter is going out in Pitts
burgh. Which reminds us, what has become of th<
action before the West Virginia Public Sendee commis
sion to compel the gas companies to provide an ade
i quate supply for West Virginia consumers?
SHORT AND SNAPPY
TVa #lma has mama at faat ? -* .... -
uv vtuin u?o vuujc ai iaoi wucu wo cau if I up <1 J1 IT]1
en our pity for the crew? and passengers of raerchan
ships and begin to pity the poor devils in the U-boats.?
Clarksburg Exponent. .
We are enjoined to let our speech be yea and nay. bu
saying nothing and sawing wood is better.?Wheeling
The man who works the hardest for the advancemen
I of hla town or city does not always reap the greates
I financial benefit, but be will be remembered the longes
I after he la gone.?St Albans Herald.
i In applauding his ment, for when the miners were givei
n Philip Murray of what Mr. Murray referred to as th
Workers said that greatest wage Increase In the hlstor
Aed their blood on of labor they pledged themselve
! Europe, the miners through their leaders to work for 10
at the eery p*, c?jt production for the war; b
led labor trouble In breaking tho agreement they are d*
> not to be expected uberately destroying their claim oi
ting wfll correct the pjrbHc sympathy. It Is hardly noce?
eqpae. bet at Bent> saty to remind them that sympathy
sap threw aside en- at .any t]?e, Is indlspensabli
t0 npw. The.interest! of the miners ant
abject. That means q? ?j| other working men will be re
a rabg step la the 9peeled sod. projected the goverti
ment, but it wltl not stand for crip
1 Is that the miner pHng of military activities or essen
J WMla 1M0.M* M hTO kMI ?
> | tec rerty to enter tin trenebee u
1 whJto lug* luten km km n
: ting their baptism ef fire, a rerol
tlon la the eellnst of the people hi
been going on almost nnnetice
While appraising the magnitude i
the tasic in hand and the sacrifice
volved they have revised their idei
of personal privilege. The result
1 the correct conclusion that the on!
i privilege is the common one of ma
mg good, of doing a full share of ne
essary labor, of giving up T!
weight of this is yet to be felt, bi
no sane observer can doubt that
will be felt. Coal miners and othei
1 who are refusing to v.-ork 4S hou
out of a week's 168. because they ai
getting so much money they don
need to. ought to wake up
; STATE NEWS
it The State Road Commission has t
y reived a shipment of KS.OoO autoui
bile taps for use in the state ne
year, beginning July 1. The sh,
i* ment weighed 27 tons. The ns
a l.umber* will be in black on a whi
0 The Masonic Site Home Cotr.mltte
0 it has developed, will not decide i
y j tl."selection of a site for the propose
' tatc homo until all offers are inspoi
I "d. The available sites are located
Parkeriburg, Buckhar.non, Huntu
ton and Wheeling. The commltt
! consists of Judge L. N. Tavenner.
II Parkersburg: A C. Nadenbousch,
w Martinsburg; and L. H. Clark.
le Kyle, McDowell county.
J: President Thomas A Cramblett.
0 Bethany College, announces that m
it itary training will be required of ;
y students at the beginlng of the n?
scholastic year The Federal gc
' ernment will supply a military co
j. Wayne is the first county in Wt
j Virginia to lose one of its electi
j officers by the military draft. He
r"' Charles Wesley Ferguson, prosect
rs i ing attorney, who has gone into tral
is ing at Camp Lee. Ya.
The Moundsville Board of Edu<
' , tlon has ahi'i hcl the teaching
* German h.sh school, and w
! give ran . >nts credits for a ft
Huntington local committees a
15 making preparations for the annu
i- state convention of the West Virgin
h ( Christian Endeavor Societies, whit
will b? held there June 27-30. W. X
Smith, has been appointed chairms
of the general committee op arrang
e. e. mooo, Mitor of the Keys<
Echo, has entered the contest for tt
Republican nomination for state se
ator in the Fourteenth district, et
bracing the counties of Grant, Mine
&l, Hardy, Preston and Tucker.
Frank D. McCoy, former postmastt
and banker at Sistersville. has e:
tered the race for the Democrat
nomination for Congress in the Fourt
Judge Thomas A. NuU. of HunHni
ton. bas formally announced his cat
dldacy for the Democratic nominalio
for Congress from the Fourth dii
W. S. John, member of the Wet
Virginia house of delegates froi
Monog&lia county, has written th
state department of schools sugges
ing that action should be taken a
once to eliminate the German lai
guage from the schools of the state.
r me sine neaitn department ha
. called on the citizens ot cltie
towns, villages and rural communitle
? in West Virginia to lend cooperatio
t in the campaign of the Children's Bi
I reau ot the United States Dcparimet
,' of Labor, to save at least 100.000 bi
bic-s and young children from dcat
Tho department sends out a que.
! tlonnaire for each community to at
, swer for itself, and which, it Is mail
talned. if properly answered wi
1 bring about conditions responsible to
5 raving West Virginia's share ot th
3 hundred thousand The questions ar
j as follows:
; "Has your town or county an efl
' | cient health officer? Is it in firi
f | class sanitary condition? Have yo
V a pure water supply? Is your mil
f supply as pure as it can be made
! Can the housing of your populatio
be improved? What can you do t
1 educate mothers of young children i
i their proper feeding and care? At
e physicians reporting cases ot sicl
ness as required by law? Is sufflciei
care taken to seperate sick chlldre
from the well so that the spread <
e infection may be limited? Have yc
. that most valuable aid in sanitatlo
f and sickness?a community nurs?
Have the children generally been ra
" cinated? Are your physicians repor
> ing the birth of babies that they ma
be properly registered?"
, I Ruff Stuff
this combination of rain and he
sun keeps up much longer most (
. the War gardens will have to t
_ pinched for exceeding the speed llmi
Homer Morris says this Is th
"growingut" spring Marlon count
t has had for years,
t Which the same is bad news fc
If It were not for the thermometer
1 most folks would never suffer froi
e the heat
s But one of the surest signs that
9 is hot is when redeye begins to mak
y work for the police on the beat
> where the colored brother Is nume
Certainly did boll up over the wee
i- Another thing that proves summe
- has arrived Is the drowning accident
i- that are reported la the Monday mon
i tore was a bun ah oat at that got*
41 lby 2ii, 1918. C01
I An Etaborafc
k\ . . ..
In pongee, bright Sleeveless
^ color velour. Jersey, loote be!te<
etc.. suitable for evetv cost a'trut
summer need tngs.
of" $11.50 to $33.75 j $4-50 to
You Will Greatl
re and numerous attractive f<
*' Plain and fancy collar and c
? evidence. All colors and w
m Vest elfects?both silk and <
indsor ties too at 2oc
r True Values
T , tl*
' away party yesterday. t
And a lot of the girls had a nice
comtv cry on the head of it.
!? * * * ,
fine/M* H'IJVB aomo nAonlA ntvo o"
' " "J * rvur,v ????? ??
n having a good time. 1<
The Kaiser sure is unpopular In ''
these parts. *
jj 1 At all events the folks have paid
e about a thousand dollars for the fun
t. of swatting him.
it / (.
v That shows how popular peace p
terms that let the Kaiser down easy
would be here. "
's "Sudden offer of Hun peace not ulikely"?Headline.
n That'll be about the third.
Thank 'ye kindly Kaiser.
h * * *
But we never did care for Sun
i * * *
j. And we are not going to acquire
ii the taste now.
e We are. Instead, preparing a per-1
,e fectly nice dish of American peace;
which you are going to eat.
lt Every last drop of It.
u ' *
o What People Say
n ========= !
k- and Some Side Remarks|
Jf Henry S..Lively introduced Judge!
iu W. S. Haymond a? the speaker at Sat j
>n urday's noon day luncheon of the Red
i? Cross War Fund workers and classed
c- him as?
t- "The best known and most lovy
ed man in Fairmont."
Judge Haymond feared this statement
was extravagant but did not atI
Don't Be Fooled by Any
~ One' Thing. It
There are three kinds of chick
en lice as distinct in their habie)
its as bees and bed bugs,
y] Conkey's Lies Powder
kills the body louse instantly :.
and will not harm the fowl. It ; ir
kills the louse the moment it i
touches him and is easily ap- j
plied. CONKEY'S LICE POW- ;
si DER KILLS FOR KEEPS. This !
n powder, discovered in 1907, is j!
I an Improvement on all powders j |
that have been sold before. It | <
it has no been improved upon in It v
o the past two years and it proba- jj
e bly never will be. Price 5 os. j
r- package 10c. IS oi. package 15c.
vs soon as you see inei
it savir.L that you will not be s
of them suspended from a \
r= are everything that their
look: -g. *
^ ' |
*' Summer Coats Swez
JBTNBYg STORE NEW
m we have no hesitation in
satisfied until you have one
eg in your wardrobe. They
All boast of quiet as well
s loud colors and combinaons
Our displays of there garlents
comprise styles to b?ome
all and at our prices
ou can easih* afford to pos?ss
an outfit for sport
. slipovers. VVl 'e \\'a;h Skirts
1 models- $1.50 to $9.00
the coior- Attractive Silk Skirts
$5.65 to $21.50
?11 -ft Service Skirts of Wool
Ml.OU. | $5.65 to $20.00
y Admire These
nlr Di A/inei
LIY 1 1CCCS
;rsonally choose them from
tiest we could find and we
du'1 like them. Especially
rices. Won't you see them?
)cks 50c to $1.50. Tailored
nade of % gabardine, pique
incy weaves?50c to $1.00.
uff sets that are so much in
hite 50c to $1.25. Popular
:otton?$1.25 to $2.00.
cropt to dispute another statement o
Ir. Lively that?
"Ono of his greatest treasures is
C. C Shinn. serrerury to C. H. Tar
jiuu. ouu au iiu|juriaiii iicuieaam 01
be Consolidation, thinks energy li
acklng In this country &| this time
"It is not so much a shortage of
labor as a shortage ot workers."
J Guy Prichard, one of the enthus
istic workers in the Red Cross Wat
'und can nnign. was in a position to
fou men will want to "doll i
oxfo'-ds. You will find our stock
wast and perhaps at a lower prtc
White Oxfords !
Tan and Black $
Erlng in "friend wife" and t
Interesting footwear for the whol
11 The Geldei Ru
Wp nnf nnlv KaIipvp
i make it our daily rule to
: teay in the transaction o
! isfactory and pleasant
: obliging bank.
Accounts subject to
g | KeHable AdvertMing
nart Summer 1
Summertime Hosiery J
>s the need I
for better oualitv stock
ings. We have prepared
to supply your needs . I
spit? oi present market
Black lisle, popular,
" Black Fibre Silk,
Fin quality silk hose H
in black, white, gray, M
and champagne, 75c.
Out sizes in black and I
white, 85c. pfl
Extra quality silk fl
hose in black only $1.75.
Silk hose in white, fl
black, medium grey,
light grey, rouge and
pongee. Also pongee
and grey with black H
The Greatest Mother in I
Stretching forth her kanda to
all In need; to Jew or Oontila, V
black or white; knowing no favor- V
He. yet favoring all!
The Red Cross! I
SHE NEEDS YOU!
108.110 Mafat St I
i - J I
f know who did the motfc ffeetlfs * ^
liHtatlnn Mn oavc
"Tom Brett 1* a aqaesttoaably I
the best collector la Fairmont.
Ha is way ahead of Ma MUtlt fl
competitor. I put raal W. Lang*
' second In the list."
BioG '^p I
PRICK ft.to t?M ly BMBMs
llistwinthwbtwtile'.r tyitiee leqwa
ij fHE EVANS CHtSlCALCO, fNMMMhfc . fl
day is J J
ion Day ' 1
up" a bit In a new pair of shoot or il
t complete with the new style* yon
e than yon bad la alad. <.
S3 to $5.
i to $8-50.
he young folks too. We've let* *C Ji
& Welton 14
' "NETTLETONS." I
ile Oar Daily Rriii H
i in the "Golden" rule but
exercise the utmost cow- 1
f business?making It sit- I I
to deal with this strongs 1
i check are solicited. "1
National Bank I
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