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Per copy ~"BY raBBnSB IQiitilrir of Fairmont) On* month. Tic; CM Ws?, l(c By carrier Thrr* Cent*. AO subscriptions payable In advance . Whan ashing lor chang* In address civ* old a* well as n*w address. Entered at th* Hoatofflcc ut Fairmont, West Virginia, as coM^jastmatter _ IP VOU DON'T GET YOUR PAPER CALL "WESTERN UNION." Bctwcrlber* on our carrier routes falling to get The West Ylittelan any evening should call ' WESTERN' CWION." slat* the fact and glv* name and residence and a mess >nger Will deliver a paper to your >loor at once. There la nu charts to th* subscriber for this service. TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 25. 1918. iiu / t 1\ By uniling we stand, fcj? dividing we full. Then join in hands, brave Americans ad, o ' THE PROBLEM Oh THE M & K. ? dhM* t s .1 NUW that the railroads ot tne country nave gone through the process which Jerome J. Hrtddox of the Cuyaa Valley Thunderer calls'being McAdood we ; hesitate to make any prediction as to the possible outcome j of tha Morgantown and Kingwood railroad's notice that ' it il going to go out of business on the first of the momh . hocauee it cannot nyike end:, meet. However, if something tinged with unpleasant surprise were to happen to the officer* and directors of the corporation it would be strictly in fcwpmg with precedent. The business of being a railroad is not a mere vulgar aooey making career. Lots of railroads have never made agy money anyhow, but thft is neither here nor there for the purposes of the present discussion. T he big idea is that money making is merely an incident even when money H made. Railroads exist to give service. They are set down on the tax books of this and other comonv.ealths as public service corporations. In order that they may the batter perform their duty they are given many privileges. In return they are expected to perform certain functions in the interest of the whole public. One of these is to haul goods and passengers at more or lew regular intervals and with reasonable efficiency. There never is any confusion about this when railroad: j are started. Promoters work the field with great skill. > and while they have no objection to the buyers of stock CJ:~? 1... ,L- 1 ..ail L. ... U UCliCUII| UIK tunic Uay UlC lUUU *>U? llica*v ckuu^ii mwnv; to pay dividends, the main appeal is always that it is r. duty die prospective stock buyer owes the community. But a* time goes on the control of samall roads falls into the hands of a few men and every once in a while the owners of a little road which is losing money make up their minds | that they will just "quit cold." Unless they consult a good railroad lawyer then is when , they it their surprise, for under the old di:p:n:aticn the Interstate Commerce commirsion, in the case of road - that cross a state line, or the public service commission, if the road is intrastate, serves warning that the corporation is not its own boss, but the servant of the great American public, and that if it lies down on the job pains and penalties will be sited upnn the owners and managers. In ; several instances owners have been compelled to run such roads at a loss and give adequate service for a long time before they were able to get from under. In the case of the Morgantcwn and Kingwood there i; ' Dot the slightest chance that the road will be permitted to nupaad. There are at least ten ccal operations upon it aow and n time there will be many more. The road has been in grossly incompetent and none too public spirited t hands for some time and as a result the service has given ( rise to much complaint, but the chances are that some , effort will have to be made to run trains until a remedy can to worked out la all seriousness the case may become quite notable in I he railroad history of the war, for it is likely to bring up nuarely before the Railroad administration the real problem of the short line roads of the country. Some time ago P* announcement was made at the office of the director j jeneral that the short lines would not be taken over, but ! fiat they would be assisted in various ways. That was a pant disappointment to the owners of a number of poverty jtiicken and ran down roads who had hoped that the govSnment would relieve them of their burdens. The M. 5c |L is the first road to make the definite announcement that I cannot go any further and the government will have to MBwUto some sort of direct aid. If it took the road over ?re would be veritable avalanche of such cases, so there i little likelihood that will happen. At all events the MMfMMBt of the Monongalia and Preston road has Irtsd something the outcome of which will be watched 4 comidereble interest throughout the country. L . o , * ' PEACE TERMS. IF Austria 2s about to crumple up, a circumstance which would be certain to put Germany on the defensive and may be force the German armies on the west front to M beck to the Rhine, die time is close at hand when the hmorican people will have to be on their guard against |w cajolery of a German peace offensive. When it is no longer possible to fool the German people jrs of the German people will attempt to deceive the war ! - 1 Real explanation n. Orr,. not y?t discovered h rut stuff zzzsksz - If they evei get tee some oi the deputy sheriffs have dlticulty most of th tillered their services to the County cautions on railioadi oi rtl of Defense for farm work dor- can be abandoned. There are mubllna Well, II wont hurt thoee guys In, ie?ii iu Uu at couyiv ?i weuu rriti i aims ik u?r iwn mw I TiUttoymr. jjr"in *r# wUe they will pr W ' I cyoMtoe rlgot ewmy. ,Ut> ef tlwrtM H to ?kr til bek occurred Yuaterteft ?v Hi kowewtree m id undertaken energetically. o German submarines have blown up another empty tioop ch'p engaged in transporting American soldiers' to Europe. Every time this happens it causes unea3i-. ness. hut the fact that none but iciurning transports have been molested Indicates that cn the outward trip they arc too well guarded for safe attack. o At a military conference held at the American head-; quarters in France in which General Fcch and Premier! Clemenceau both participated complete agreement was reached for Franco-American cooperation. Evidently at the point where the fighting is managed they are not permitting the events in Italy to slow up the effort to defeat the foe. There Is a broad hint for the people her at home in that. The way to win the war is to win it. o Are you making preparations to do your part on V.'ar Savings Stamp day? Remember business and manufacturing establishments have been requested by the Governor in his proclamation to close from 2 to 4 on Friday so that every one may have an opporunlty to j attend the meetings in their respective districts and make a savings pledge. * > ; SHORT AND SNAPPY a sutp, *adp, s<*nsiuie anu patriotic i-ourin-o-juiy. That's the btufT! .Spend it either in the harvest or corn field and then no none will have reason to question your patriotism?on that day, at leant.?Kanawha News. o And still knit, sisters, knit with care: knit for the boys who are "over there."?Wheeling Intelligencer. The President and The Times-Record both advocate compelling every physically fit man to perform some useful labor. We have no Idea where one could find better opinions on the subject.?Spencer Times-Record. is that they have 1 berries sell at 30 cents a box all the aw two trains can Huns are not in Germany, lions on the same i) same time. Boarding house keepers have organ * , ted. arouftd this little '*!' *''' '* e safety first pre- When the restaurants got together i and trolley linej rates went up. ? * But be an optimist. I* in the air. , -<. Maybe it won't happen again. /Jt apers of (Us town pare a good safe Maybe the real reason why old Hlghooat sticks around here is to kaep the folwa from thinking too mob V thai vfren nip- about what is golag on in Crrua. for Germany at the end of a war in which the soulless1 government could not force a military decision to suit itself even after four decades of careful preparation. This is the mir. num. France will want Alsace-Lorraine and ought to have it. Belgium will want an adequate indemnity. and so will equally heroic lutle Serbia, and both ought to have ;t. Finally there ought to be the trial before a h gh international court and conviction of a select let of German outlaws with suitable punishment for their ciiir.e.. And as was the case at the end of the FrancoPrussian war there ought to be a large army of occupation quartered upon the German people until every last one of, |eroiia3 e sy 'psoietpsrp ai suo;ieSi|<p Xivjj) ooeod aip proposition that sort of thing is a high outrage and ought i.ot to be considered, but in the case of the German people it will be simply giving them a dose of what they were i eady and willing to give any of their foes had the issue gone in their favor. WASTE OF WORRY. WHAT sense is there in American editors discussing the barring of Germany bom sources of raw ma-1 rial or the crushing of all Germanism, in this country or any other, when peace comes? Threats have no effect upon fighting Germans and they sound like whistling to keep up one's spunk. If counting chickens before they're hatched is poor pol-( icy. trying to cel! chickens by weight before they're hatched is downright idiocy, arid that's about what's attempted in establishing world policies before it is known how we arrive a? peace. If Germany wins this war. Germany will dictate as to her sources cf supplies and ar to the dissemination of Germanism throughout the world. If the nations fighting her win. it will be a barren victory if they do not dictate what j her commercial, political and military policies shall be. j Wc are not going to control the mad dog of Europe until we lick him into complete submission. The only question worth while, now, is the licking of him. o We'll say one thing for the fleeing Austrians. They are not calling their retrograde a retreat to victory. o Mention was made In the news columns of The West Virginian la3t night that Major Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., had been cited for conspicuous gallantry In notion at Cant'gny. More complete dispatches show that 132 > members of the First division and two entire batteries' of Field artillery, Battery A of the Seventh and Mattery j B of the First, were also mentioned for splendid service I In connection with the American opeartlons at that point. Cantigny teems to huvc been a pretty hard nui to crack. , o At last night's meeting of the County Council of Defense tho chairman. J. Walter Barnes, was authorised to appoint a committee to arrange for a Fourth of July celebration In Fairmont. That is getting to work at leai. although the action comes so late that the committer will he seriously handicapped by the lack of time. However, there is no reason why a celebration worthy of the ocra3lon and of the city cannot be had if work muy people of die Entente and of (he United Slate* with J with the hope of victory by force of arm* the military ma*-1 peace term* that they have not the slightest intention of' keeping, and in this country ai well a* in Great Britain and France it will be necessary to be on guard agaurt this thing. There roust be no peace until the military power of Germany is thoroughly destroyed and tine people of that country are made to understand that war instead of being a paying business is one of the greatest disasters that can overtake any nation. After *10 years of systematic education in'the other direction it is not going to be easy to leech them this lesron, but it must be taught. As for the details, they have been laid down with ruffi-' cient definiteness in the peace terms whrch President Wilson " L> o -1- ?- - - . JJ. LJ-I II I oncrci me Vaermans. i o ocijiji wan mc i luncuioucrn:, must go. or at least they mutt be reduced to the same rela-! live position the royal family of Britain occupies in a par*! Iiamentary system ab solutely in control of the people. Both Germany and Austna must be reduced greatly m political importance by the self determination of the Poles, the Bohemians and the secure political independence of the Balkan states. Bulgaria must gel back behind the lines that country occupied at the first Balkan war. Germany must get out of Russia and I-inland and the fate of the German colonies mast be made to depend upon the determination of the people who occupy them. Finally the various governments which will result from such a disposition of the political side of the peace terms must be required to join a league for the forcible maintenance of P?ace. AnviLno Ia? tlaan tltaf will mpsB n rlinl.tmahr viflorv 8oecJUu* 1 these deputy sherif ' acree'rf ij war* li the harre-t fleid ?wonder they aren't afraid of aetu&s a troublesome precedent. First inins you Know me pee-pu. will be demand.ns that all c-p- work. And that certainly would be a ct-1 1 amity. For ths ops. we mean. With raspberries at 30 cents a box there will be a noticeable decline in tha visible -apply of raspberry pie. And titer ccitaiuly ought to be something done about that. ~ ? | What People Say and Some Side Remarks i Dr. E. R. Vickera, of the West Virginia Vnlverslty. made an addresa to War Savings Stamps campaign workers at Clark-burg last night and de lined Democracy: Democracy mean3 that t'i" people can best do things for litem-' i selves." i In referring to the contest for supseraacy in which the I nited States is now t-ngagcd. he said: "Never in history w?3 war halt to justified " Mayor Joe CrnddocU. oi Clarksburg.! was a Fairmont visitor yeotcniuy and ran into "Mother" Jones in tr >nt cl the Traction oTii es. She tcuchc;! him up about playgrounds at Clarksburg and ha said he was at F.dromnt to ree the traction people about it but had postponed his talk on account oi wreck. Then t hu n.ado a rtrong ple.i i for the kiddies, ending with? "The trojble is that dollars have been regarded as more sacred than the nation's future.'' Monongalia Musings ______ We don't know who put the ham :n Hamburg but the conviction fortes j itself uoon us that t!|j "kultured" i Kaiser put the dam in Potsdam. Frederick the Great in a letter to Voltaire onee used this lanauar. "Whatever reputation you have, my dear Voltaire, think not that the Aujtrlan hussars know your writings. I tan assure >ou that they are better judges of brandy than of betutifnl verses." Evidently tliey have uol cuangad In a hundred yeari. It lias been said of Charles Dar w:n that he was as "free from prejuuice us a Mariner's compass." How lonesome he must have been. Those who appreciate the sublime in literature will enjoy th. se ve.'ses written by Kobert C. lngersoli while standing hi tiie little clay house where Burns was born: 'Though Scotland boasts a thousand names, Of patriot, king and peer. The noblest, grandest of them all, Was loved and cradled here. Hero lived the gentle peasant prince The laving < otter-king. Compared with whom the greatest lord Is but a titled thing. 'Tis but a cot roofed in with straw, A hove! made of clay. One door sinus out tha storm ami snow, Ona window greets the day: And yet t stand within this room, And hold nil throneo In scorn; For hero beneath this lowly thatch, Love's sweetest bard was bora, V/ithln this hallowed hut I feel Like one who clasps a shrine, When tho glad Hps at la.i, have touched The something deemed divine. And her* the world through all the years, At long a3 day returns. The tribute of us love and tears, Will pay to Robert lim ns.'' OUTBURSTS OF I (BY CO NIP? EHlKtf, juwc 88,191& June 25th, 1918. | COI Vacation Day They Ar* You Prepared to E Proper Apparel is the things yon need tj ni? :e yoi ? j . i __ * / . rest, ii?;?cr worK lcr inc Prices you know have pone uj)?yet we have shaved off our own profits more than ever, in order to give ovr patrons the opportunity to purchase ,.33 close 10 former year's prices as possible. Comparison of our prices will tell tha story. Thus we carry on our Drive Against Rising Costs. A Sale of Women's Suits Beckons You in to In soect lh:m?With the Promise of Real Economy These are such well made becomingly styled suits that women will take delight in finding opportunities of wearing them. There are many occasions when othinging but a suit will do. It is necessary at this time of the year to reduce stocks, so these must go regardless of their actual worth and you will find here an opportunity too good to mi's! Come today cr ton-orj tow. True Values ' At a contrast to the jm> >ve ten us notice tho v.itty. if not altagatfccr | accurate ostlmate of tlJmuud ilm'kc by Olive:' Goldsmith: "Hero lies otir ffat Edmund whoso genius was suoh. j Wo scarcely c-.i praise it, or blame it too much; Who bom for the universe, narrowed J kit !; i I, I And to pa.-iy gave up what was ! meant 01 mankind. a. r. wrsonave. ????? bitsof state news |; The Charleston Gazette, in its stateliou. 0 notes, says: 1'. 11. Conley, district shcool super visor for Lincoln district, Marion coun-! ty ha* re. igned ills place to engage in tied Cross activities, lie will work everett tiff NOO) ? I j k|a ill note? imlmf !i! w* -mires wen homccowacc j ' isur tvc*6tt/ /ACAl Sworn TO "PWICC Jul t JRTNEYS* STORE SEX s Are Callin Will Soon Be njoy Them With 103 per c first requisite?we ccn h< ir vacation the success it j government, during this % Chic Dresses Beauty, Style, Value, Smartness and Goodness are . all eml died in 1 otlr showing of ^ Summer Dresses for women and A misses. / / /w/l r tons t>f women art? \l cor in:- ?i 1 every da; trying than on and e:i I j Joying to tlio utmc t ^ the | tul I choc*lnx t;.p one t'oev Ji' iike est. /,? Let Ua Siicw Vou Your , Dress To-dsy. f C I 1 Wash Voiles, ^ i wash Linens, sty- i ~ \ lir?h Scotch Ginp- L ham and Ramie L Linens at S5.C9, 88.25, $10. 25, 812.75, 816-25 and $19.75. Silk Foulard Dresses, 1 81 F * Anc . I I cood i * T?J7V / ^ c ' mCM * ? . . .1 'Nl'V the rij suit o Courtneys' m?if?i government supcrvuion. X 'nnley la one of a number of West V tlnla tchool men who have Union led themselvei with war activities eceni weeks, llis rcslngation was i ported to the sate department ichoola yesterday. Prisoners from the jail at work i he roads went on a strike a few da tgo and refused to work unless t e.acklcs were removed says the Fa !tte Couttty Tribune. They we jroui'nt back to jail and Sheriff M draw explained that no credit v.oe >e given them on their sentences ti e?s they worked. Furthermore the lie' was to eoftnict of bread and wat :o long they remained In their re By refusing to work they were vlo ins 'lie vagrancy law and were Hal oamw sentence for this offense. Ti How to Keep Summer Clothes Looking New All Summer ^ Washday ha* a great deal to do with the length of time white clothes retain their freshness and newne-s. Clothes that are constantly boiled will have the fibres weakened and quickly take on a "boiled out," thoroughly worn appearance. Hard rubbing, too, shortens the life of dainty apparel, iiut neither hard rubbing nor boiling is necessary. The Lest way to v.-asli summer clothes is to use Fels-Naptha in cool or lukest orm svit?r 'I lirro'e ttrt Ivttlind necessary, and only the slightest bit of rubbing. You'll be surprised how long your clothes retain their freshness when you wash them the l cls-Naptl.a way. Directions for washing are simple and are printed inside the Jamiliaf led and greca wrapper. &>. Your grocer has Fels-N'aptha. 1 A Chei a > la cailer to curry than money k J aa to loss. Checka art of no value at 2; drawn, and mcney it loat la ui Paying by check add* dl| $ receipt and record. E? Open an account today u M you. tArlli? I ITS | Keliable Advertiaihf | I l ent Efficiency? :lp you secure many of the deserves to be, whether y? specially allotted time. i Excellent Quality, Special at 12.75. ashions Newest Gloves. 1 you never found gloves as is the se priced moderately. I 3c, $1.00. *1.25 and $1.50. I v Glove styles that give just ght effect of smartness to the I r dress. ? 41 Main St ir. next morning the strike was over and ir- all returned to work as usual. j U in The Kanawha News in its last ItSM e- mado mention of this of the tact that of Stanford Thompson Pomrojr, or Pals#- I tine who enlisted in the Regular Army . Kifl'l Artiiley branch, on May Slst. H 3n igi7, and who has been "Over there* y? most cl the time since and who hah ho been on the firing line much, has ri> H iy- ceivcri three promotions since he tailsre ted. First ho was made a Corporal} ,'j lc- second, a Sergeant and. Just recently, id was promoted to Regimental Color 0av? in- geant. which carries with It aa is* * )lr croaso of pay from 140 to til per er month. A fine record, sure, and wa art - lls .ill proud of It." . 2m|H In- ' '1? Acccring to the Bartinsvllla Journal*? h? plana are materializing for the oose | ? struciion in that vicinity of a flJSOO,. | ? 000 cement plant, chelfly for gove* * ment work. Wilmington and PhilaSat* 9 ' ; phia captalists are interested aaShOhM of the biggest financial interests are ,j bacl: of the movement. Details caM^D H public at present, but it unofficially fcjH timatod that it will be one of tha larp- | est pUnts of its kind in tha Control of some 180 seres, situated 5 along the Baltimore and Ohio, has beta 1 acquired and in the tracts not only deposit* suitable for earnest 9 ir*?v h'tt sHuIa nrniltlAt i wSO F 1^1<G. SI M li llMuatly Mftimf. It k M W-IMlti I ."i Hair c>r?iU| ( tweeter writ It MM*K M Ml Mr turn |H| |M MMl MB ItrklM MMp, rteWreC m4M*w WT I Sent tor M CENTS br MJ ,1 NCIOIIN Ml. CO., ATLANTA. U. :tj H ? Aimi aiiM-WiM Me MM J i?wumiiKifn?iini ck Book , and yon are not in the nai danger m| ;c#t to tha peraon in whoae i&r ? ualljr gone forever. nitjr to the tranaaction and givee yet&j d see what a aa 11*taction it wlH ctfd I H * National Bank. Ll 1200 000 00 6