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m "ii Am 11 i diMBwasv^ W. J. W?(7HL. rXiirtllbMfW. (L? I ^ HOW T.'ljfcMC. OrrulaWop ,IW * ! . MMN? JFth? AJbociATCO MIMA. Si 4MMktrt Traaa to auluclvtly tnttolod to ?b* um tor ; of all trim im*>M<?? T?dlt?d to K or" dk ' I L MMN AagH'd to IMa I4?to^??#r ?n1 alan >' Kx*> Qfw. ^ r<^" nf apa^to* aHMHOwn?im?. jw.'au dWfahi'iAAc I t|M|l Pfhto mcmmu*. VtoAOwiVnoN RATH. ST "I*?<Pampip In attoana* "nly > One vaar 15 00. HMW >*)> BMt month* r 50 one aantb. toe ST <WWWaBc-i*n ainofn^t I <tnV y$*r $7.00; all MHK m?V| (ToQ nuiliu, vvi, Iinr w. rri tvfiKt QbiUI fT i pi HI II II IOiililil of Fairmont.) Or.? month, 75c; mm mmTHc mr !??*+ c<Ah. ,iv* om ? * ma* a<3?r??i tha PoMoffic! at Fairmont. \T*?t Virginia, as if vou'don't f?t your faptr call wwmmrnn union. Sabscrtbar* on our carrier rouiM f?llin* to g< r Tc* W,?t YMHav any ttVtklmg aOejaW 'nil "WBKTBRN r.Njp.V Mb tbe fact and sr/r ?an and r*?i4*m.e ami a W daOvar a papar to' yoar door at iwrr. Thar* la no charFs to th* subsctbnr for thi* "an*.** tmcmday evening iugcst T, mi i /?j onitmg ?< stand. by dividing me fJl. Then join in hands, brave Americans ail, o THE COMMITTEE OF SEVEN. 1_J AVING got the munKipalily into a Water depai! * t mat muddle the costliness of which 15 beginning to fc* understood, the City Commissioners have succeeded in dieting themselves of the necessity of even formulating program for relief. They are fortunate beyond their Tho wide distribution of responsibilty which tl.e plan worked out yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce meetiag mnolvef is decidedly objectionable, but there is a companeatmg advantage in the fact that there will be considerable measure of public confidence in the program to be adopted by the Committee of Seven, and that could not have been said of any project advocated by the Commut aimers, no matter how meritorious it might have be*n. It is the first business of the committee to put the water plant m such a condition that the daily suspensions of operation* will no longer be necessary, and then to go ahead With plans for the construction of a modern water system adequate for the present and future needs of the city. If . tha committee is wise it will do the latter part of its work ft j 1 .1 - .1 11 i 1 # IMMSorougruy uui uicre win oe nine opporiumty lor in report to become a bone of contention at the meeting of (mmmh Men which is to be called to pass upon it. This is a matter for experts. Let's have the best the Why a lords while we are at it, and then go ahead and build a water system that we can all be proud of and feel confidence in. o KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF. II UR prayers for victory will be answered?I ?ay it who believe and know it." Such arc the words of that grand old man. Cardinal G&bons, delivered on his 84th birthday anniversary, the dser day. Reason, knowledge; belief, faith! Such is the alignment of human philosophy, and there are those who will tMtttain that, while the cardinal may believe, he does not know. But let us see if this good old man's faith is not actually knowledge, so far as human knowledge is possible. How comes he to know that our prayers for victory will be answered? All our knowledge is founded on belief. We know ndy by believing through our senses?feeling, seeing, hearing, etc.?and the degree of reliability of these means of knowing depends altogether upon their use and upon exParian.L. And our means of know-ins are fallible. I Cardinal Gibbons' life experience has been most remarkable His has been a long life of intimate association with all people. For many years he has studied men. their passions, aspirations, habits, modes of life and of thought. Be far as one may know, he knows the applications of the lateral laws to mankind and man's relation to other crealaoats. Oh, yes! he has read Darwin. Haeckel and the Nst of the great philosophers, scientists and evolutionists nfco delved and dug well and skillfully into the Great Seheme of Creation and who. when they'd got through (figging, had produced?a hole! Rut, from his long years f study. Cardinal Gibbons has gathered that the highest progression and highest happiness of man are the purpose f craaboo. He knows, so far as man may know; and la any that tat purpose can be reached under the policy that Might it Right is to say that the purpose is brutal, fnsnscal and impious. So, full of the wisdom of four score years and more, the i I at Potsdam. Ruff Stuff they woke up at C It's off anil) 1 * ' I* i Out in Iowa a d Bat w? should worry. j rid''d tbat reportoi are pursuing a nor The City Commissioners Teased #"d th*>' haTI hp, mother got the washing done, and all the kids bad a hot hath while it * ' Was oa. Well, you don't clear to the front Aad the torrid wave has been and " * n?t hard broken. happened to this pt e < ' There are lots of places where life There Is one thin la aat nearly so much worth while. ful analysis'' of the the Astonlsher and Ast the same the following from day? tbo Jhstomlsher's report of the Cham- * * bar of Coauaerca meeting looks like a The estimated |aka oa aome one: runs pretty close tn i "There was an unanimous opinion And that is doint thai thf water sltuetlon in the city "careful aaalysis" wee serious." antlyist. e e < Well, rather. Bet Clem'a off h agree rery closely | M sometimes opinions differ. analysis." V ... f fflHI quite recently they probably1 But then Clem I JH lot take the war very seriously for a good many ) I ' THE WEST VapIHIAN. TJ ttErJiZztZZ? *** "'I A fait ao great, m ripplrta that it mfabtufei for hmMit awl too* farther than fcn?a hnwledga poasibly cm\ GodAb^tr ruhs, and the Right always has! twuaaphad and always will! 8e?de the glory of Mich faith and its value to men. ho* MM It the odda and ends which we gather into our heads as knowledge, purely! ?o CASTOR OIL ASD TARIFF. THE War department 1* out with an extended statement telling how it has revived the castor bean induKry, winch formerly "flourished in Missouri. I'lmois, Oklahoma and Kansas," but which "succumbed to the cheaper importations from India." Because the American castor bean industry succumbed to the cheaper importation* t from India, this country found itself m a serious predicament when it needed castor oil for the lubrication of airplane motors. In this connection, it may be well to note that in 1913. when they came into control of the administration, the Democrat. cut the import duty on castor beans from 23 cents | a bushel to 15 cents, and the duty on castor oil from 35! ! rents a irallon to 12 cents a gallon. Hie Democra's evi dently wanted the American castor bean induustry to succumb to ibe cheaper importations from India. In fact, they wanted most American industries to succumb to 1 cheaper importations from Asia and Europe. and lots of the uidustnes were m the process of succumbing when the war broke out in Europe and cut off the importations from the leading nations that were supplying our market "Let the American industry succumb to the cheaper importations from foreign Iand>." is the practical statement of the Democratic policy. That is not the way they express it. but that is what it amounts to. f hey say that "America loses nothing if it buys abroad cheaper than it ran produce at home." They say that "all economic barriers must be removed." which means succumbing to the cheaper importations from India or elsewhere. They ay that Americans must compete with foreigners "on even terms." which means that the fanners in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma, who formerly made castor bean raising a "flourishing industry." must succumb to the cheaper imposition from India. And thus one might go on almost indefinitely. quoting the leaders of Democracy and flowing that in their tnie purpose and effect, shorn of all sophistry and subterfuge, they mean nothing more' nor leas than that American industry must succumb to cheaper importations from any nation that is willing to maintain lower standards of wages and living The War department should be given a vote of thanks by the Republican organization for this presentation of the "story of the castor bean industry. Secretary Baker may lot get his facts straight in regard to the number of airplanes in France, but he knows why there was an inadequate supply of castor oil for the lubrication of airplanes in America. The American industry, "which once fiouti<hed." had "succumbed to the cheaper importation' from India." We shall not forget the fact on election day. I when we shall be called upon to choose between two candidates for the Senate or the House of Representat'ves, j Ixrth loyal Americans and both supporting a win-the-war policy, but one in favor of building up American industries and the other in favor of letting them succumb to the <hcaper importations from anywhere and everywhere. In announcing yesterday that Major Goncial William ' S. Gra.cs will be the commander of the United States troops ordered to Siberia, General March said that no | commander for the joint allied forces in Siberia has yet | been selected. In view of the position which America has attained in the world because of our disinterestedness In the world war the proper thin* to do would be to put General Graves in supreme command. The last time a military column composed of units from a number of nations operated In that part of the world It was i under the command of a German who earned the hearty ' contempt of practically all the men who served under him. o The light vote explains the small margins by which the primary election contests were decided, but it does not inake any the less absurd the pre-election estimates made by the politicians and some newspapers. The returns prove that they did not even remotely sense vhat was going on, and unless they apeedily get down to bed rock and aquire some dependable first hand inte rna-1 tion there are going to be not a few abortive eaiupa'gns this fall. o German submarines can do a certain amount of damage to American commerce by sinking lightships on the American coast, but it must take a German military mind to understand how the damage can he great enough to repay the effort of sending the submersihles clear across the Atlantic. But of course It is possible that these expeditions are undertaken not so much be1 cause of the damage they do to the foe as for the effect a recital of their exploits has upon the German public mind. In the hands of skillful journaliists the sinking of a lightship may be made to seem like a great victory for the Fatherland. o In the mind of the succesaful candidate a majority of one is enough, even though it Is not exactlv flattering to the pride. 0 Premier I.loyd George praised the trained skill of the American army in an address delivered yesterday. Before this war is over there wont be many who doubt ' that the United States in just as great as the statistics indicate. And that is going to have a profound influence upon the future of the world. If the stupid Certnan General staff had not persistently underrated the J j United States even the present war would have had a very different course. " ! Picnic For the S"i2tDoolittle Children > raft board has de- A very enjoyable picnic was held s on a newspaper p^ay. Julv 16. by the children of M, nil. II the David Carpenter orchard. Those pres, , ent were Tommy Doolittle, Misses Grace Travis, Mildred Vincent. Knld under fire Carpenter. Mary Vincent. Rama Carto guess what has "d"* Brown. Madge Vincent. irtirulaT board. Alice Haybnrst. Mary Carpenter. Mamie Hayhurst, Morgan Vincent, Morris Brown. Dale Hoflinan, Robert g about that "care. prown, Wilbur Jones. Lloyd Brown, situation made by p(nnrr wa* served nt noon the chllI printed last Sun ,jrM1 having brought well filled bas, k*,s w , Games and music were the diveri the tntei wntV slons of the day. Music consisted of , , one violin and two guitars and in the r nrettv well for a * ?> * ? ?n?rrhed to David Carpenh? an am.teur l**' residence where they were entertained with grapbaphone music by , members of Mr. Carpenter's family, and guess did not Mr* Carpenter seiwed lemonade, with the "careful M Boys hstween U and IS may oin tbs 1 * Junior Naval Rr?er\e The organise-' has been guesting tio ntrains boys (or the navy and mer 'Ma chant marina. JBMaMT, THURSDAY E WU SHBRTftCE t? MIKT SUGAR Crops Are 40 Per Cent. Less Than Pre-War Averaoe?Central Powers Hit Hardest. CANE SUGAR IS ISOLATED. Allied Beet traduction Fall* One-third in Rigid War Economy PrectieaC The world todey 1? producing forty r\fr oonr 'aaa luuif anrnr thufl the Dre war average. Counting the American. Allied end German-Austrian crops. as well us the neutrals, tne U. S. Food Administration has estimated that the world shortage rreated by th? light crop ol 1017-1918 Is at least three and a hall million tons. That the 1017-101S crop of cane suear was two million '?-:is in excess o( the previous year ..tie* not relieve the general shortage. t'uha and .Tats produce one-half ?( the wotld rar.e erop. and the Java sugar is too far removed frotn America t? transport when shippinc is bally needed to transport nod maintain the military for'<s In France. In Jo a a largo pnrt of 'he old sucm crop < > still awaiting shipment. Since It requires 130 to 101 days for each boat that Is sent to Java, the posslbill ties of obta.ning adequate shipments of Java sugar this season nre remote. Allies' Production Falls. Tilling the Allied nations as a group, official reports show that beet sugat production Is less by one third than the pre-war average. French beet sugar Industry hns suf fered most by the war. The Freeh yield of beet sugar Is now only 29.1 per cent, of the pre-war average. For the five rears preceding the outbreak of hostilities In Europe. France produced an nvcrage of 732.312 tons ol sugar each year. For 1917-18 the French production was 210.410 tons. With 61 factories operating, ns com pared with more tlinn 'Jtio that were In existence before the war nn<l before the peroral campaign of dtstrucllvencss launched by the German arniie!?. Krnnee nevertheless managed to mnnufaetiire more beet sugar In 1U17-18 than In 1016-17, when the total output wa? 202,413 ton.*. Italy In 1017-19 produrod 10(1.80(1 tons of beet sugar, which was 30.00U tons less tlinn the previous year and Ud,2."iO le?? than the annual output of sugar for the the >ear pre-war period. One of the preat dlfflcultlei experienced In Italy's beet sugar Industry wai finding sufficient labor to handle the crop. Thousands of men usually employed In beet sugar production were called for military service. Tinyield per acre amounted to npproxl match- half of the usual quantity of beets harvested. PURCHASE FOWLS IN FALLSEASON Autumn Is Time for City Man to Begin Preparations for Operating Hen Yard. Tho best way for the city poultry keeper to procure lions is to purchase them In the fall. An effort should bo made to obtain pullets rather than older hens, and tho pullets selected should be well matured, so that they will begin to lny before cold weather. Evidences of the maturity of pullets are the development and red color of the comb and u aire and growth which are good for the breed or variety. Hens will lay little or no eggs duriug the fall and early winter while they arc molting. Well-matured pullets, however, should lay fairly well during this period, so that an Immediate return Is realized from the Investment. Advice Help* Inexperienced. When pullets are to be purchased, it Is well If possible to go to some farmer or poultrymun who may be known to the prospective purchaser. In some casca It may pay to make arrangements with the farmer to raise the desired number of pullets at un agreed price. Where the householder does not have nn opportunity to go Into the country for his pullets, he rnu often pick them out among the live poultry shipped Into the city to be marketed. The advice of someone who knows poultry should be sought to make sure that pullets or young hens are obtained and that the stock Is healthy. Often local poultry assoclatlona are glad to help the prospective poultry keeper to get stock by putting him In communication with some of Its members having stock for sale. Sometimes boards of trade or chambers of commerce are glad to help bring together the prospective purchaser and the poultry raiser. Kind of Fowls to Keep. Householders usually desire not only eggs for the table and for cooking, but also an occasional chicken to eat. For this reason one of the general-purpose breeds, such as the Plymouth Rock. Wyandotte. Rhode Island Red, or Orpington, la preferable to the smaller egg breeds, such as the Leghorns. Not only do the mature fowls of these breeds, because of their larger size, make better table fowls than the Lorhorns, but the young chickens for the aatne reason make better friers and roasters, whereas rhlekens of the crr breed* are only suitable for the smaller broilers. Dent Overstock H#n Yard The sire of the flock which can be moet efficiently kept will depend first upon the space available and second upon the amount of table scraps or ether.waste which U available for feed. - ^ VEN1NC, AUGUST 8, W 1 Aug. 8th. 1918. | C< " I.J Absolute CI Started Thi Am] Real Values! It isn't always the price you pay that determines real value ? sometimes excessive prices are ask ed for inferior quality merchandise. Nothing here is over priced in' the first place. For instance if you spend 50c here foi an article you can fee' sure that you have received an article whose rea value is 50c. You have our assurance for this. Proof positive will reveal itself upon careful inspection of our merchandise. We Have Never Shown SWEATERS As Smart as These, ?the new sweaters for , midsummer wear. The easiest way to take cold if to chill after beinp warm so in the eveninjr, after n hot day. you should wear one of these nifty little wool sweaters?they are here in all the much desired shades?Turquoise Pekin, Copen. Rose, Sal tnon. Hiepe, Purple Green, etc. Some are slipons; others open it j front; sleeveless, elbow and lonir sleeves. A I)ispl'?v in Our Wcsi Window! $5.75 to $12.50. I True Values HUN NAVY &r fijfl i . Mm. H.ch?;enQorf AUUi..ul von liolii.) uiijri, chief ol the German admiralty, lias resigned because of tlie kaiser's anger at him for the failure of the submarine wai and Admiral von Sohoer, who still in sists that he won the naval battle ol Jutland, has succeeded him. ? ?? ft Is a mistake to try to overstock the 1 available space. Itetter results will he obtained from a few hens in a small yard than from r. larger number. The backyard poultry flock rarely will consist of river 20 or 25 hens ami In many easrs of no more than eight or ten. or occasionally of only three or four. , For a floek of 'JO to 25 liens n spare of not less than 25 hy 30 feet should be mailable for n yard. Where less space I: available, th" rlae of the flock should he reduced, allowing on the average 20 I to 30 sijuaro feet per bird. A few hens are sometimes kept successfully with n smaller yard allowance than this, but If the space ts availj aide a yard of the slse Indicated should ' !>e used. I Determining Chicken*' Age*. A common way of testing the age of dressed poultry, as described by home economics specialists of the United States department of ngriculture. Is to tnke between thumb nnil finger the end of the breusthone, farthest from the . head, and nftempt to bend It to one I side. In a very young bird, such as a ' "broiler" chicken or a green goose, ft will he easily hent, like the cartilage in the human ear; In a bird a year or so old it will be brittle, nnd In nn old i bird, touch ami hard to bend or hrenk. Tricky dealers have I wen known to hreak the end of the hrensthone hefore showing the bird, thus rendering the test useless. Bnmstead'sWorm Syrup ! A lift ul awn Be mad 7 for Worms Stood the taat (or SO yaara. IT WE TBI TAILS. To cklldraa It Is an eafel ol marcy. PLZASAWT TO TAKE. WC SICKNESS. WO PHYSIC WEEDED. Oat bottle has killed 1S3 worms. All drug' flats aad general storaa. or br meil-SSt bot." Wot. 0. A. YOOmWrES.3C.D..PMi?..Pa ocMHacBKaKeagog^ ! Wanted?Chevrolet. \ i Touring Car?1917 or 191S 9 < model. Cash proposition, not a C | dealer. Address Boi 4239, tare 5 i West Virginian. i , HJRTNEYS' STORE NEWS ean Up of Sumi s Morning! So Make pie Supply For Youi The White Wash i Dozens upon Dozei They Are Arr lively (..y $1.95, $: Those at $1J . " l>e asked to pa^ ,yj ? : Those at S3 [ '| 1 time and any j I hose at $5.' ' ferine it has t \ I tune to offer. 1 | i , from *,..>0 to 1 - ' Tempest S *V~ Noi ^ '5^ Not a gai summer Skirt 7 prices of the gains that are order to effect a saving to Stamps, many women will b Skirts for wear during the Many women have decided advance, and will be here eai now! The Very Thought of a f Cool Plunge These Days is Surely Refreshing. (1 i But the dip is doubly en- w joyable if you have the a reet Bathing Costume, j [ No need to look farther than here. Dozens of (i styles at 75c to ?7.50. Courtneys' SHAKEN UP. F /3K 1 I u HMH i iHhmMPBI i?? I I p ?? /A?.. von. vScheer B I SHOP MAN'S " ' MESSAGE MEANS A LOT TO OTHERS i E. C. Rudy Thinks a Second Bottle of Nerv-Worth Will Cure Him Entirely. The author of this statement is one of that very large class of thankful ; Nerv-Worth users who want their reports printed so that friends and neigh bnrs may take the Nerv-Worth way to health a.s they did. Mark what he wrote to the Nerv-Worth druggist at .Martinsburg. \V Va.. a short time ago: | K. C. Shepherd?After suffering for. about a year with a nervous breakdown and trying several kinds of mcdicine, I bought a bottle of Nerv-Worth j and 1 am very much better and 1 think ! one more bottle will cure me entirely. i | Yon ran publish this so it can do others like it did me. E C RUDY. 730 N. Queen St. Of Martinsburg B. ft O. Shops. Your dollar bark at Crane's drugj | store, Fairmont, if Nerv-Worth does! not benefit YOU. Neighboring agen-1 ries: Johnson's Pharmacy. Shinnston; i , Honaker Pharmacy and Windsor Drug| , Co., Monongah; F. J. Yost, Falrview; i W. P. Moran. Parmintgoti; H. J. Mat-! thews ft Co.. Mannintgon; Grant Graham. Belington; W. O. Davis, Phil1 ippi.?Adv. I Great F ' V IS' lrP ,he result of email saving" en . ; J ; banking connection* and tervice. j * | Our interest earning saving* d< ' | We welcome invefligation of o a fS >r1 nf service, and should like tc a *: sovitorr. \! The Peoples N CAPITAL 1 Reliable Advertising ' ner Skirts? i Sure of an self Skirts Are Here ) ns to Greet You anged in Three At tracer iced (1 roups. 3.75 and $5.75 93 you would ordinarily , $2.50 to $8.50 for. .75 are well worth any price?$4.50 to $5.00. 75 comprise the best ofver been our pood forTheir real value ranges 59.75. hrunk?(Guaranteed l-Shrinkable. nient reserved every J is offered at the lowest season. Here are barbevond comparison. In invest in War Savings I uy one or more of these many hot days of Fall, upon their selection in u rly. Make sure of yours luting Hats to Match the New Sweaters. Soft Velours, Crepes I nd the new Ribbon Hats M .ill be worn right now nd nn into the late fall 1 hir prices make them M loubly attractive? I $5.00 to $10.00. I 108-110 Main St I UNERAL OF MRS. JOHN MURRAY M Funeral serrlcoa orsr the body of In. John Murray, whute death oc> urrrd Tuesday eveninR. took pltRO fl Ilia afternoon from her late real- I eaco at Watson ami Interment was | iadp in staple urore cemetery by Fu prul Directors Carpenter and Ford. At Times We fit I Heatless and Meatless Wheatless and Light- I less, sometimes Watfff? > I less and Powerless?at no time will you need to ^o Shoeless if you at tend? , Shirtleff & WiitN'i I Semi-Annual Clew- I aiee Silt I You ran get shod hers if you ire almost moneyless, because we are selling hundreds of pairs of faultless shoes and oxtordl H 20 per cent, to 50 per fl cent, off regular prices. H jtmu Here's two attractive styles I on sale?many others In all styles and sires. .. Women*. $1.85. $2.85, $185, 4 85, 85.85. Men's. $280. $3.40. $4.4& Children's, $1.00, S1J0, $2.40. I Entire Summer Stock to ba closed out st 20 per cent off fl and less. H SHURTLEFF I &WELTON I Shoes that Satisfy. ortunes |J sfully infested, sided by fool n^rtment it tha altea to bcctl l2 |aw tw? |r?n>w ww w ? ^ . , WW iur rcsourcea, strength sod r#c- M I idd your name to our Hat of d* tt I ational Bank ? I (OA/1 AAA AA 9^| * ^i>' " -1 fjil -