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Then join in hanas, bravt Americans ail.
THE TIMES AND POLITICAL CRITICISM.
POLITICS, of the Democratic stamp, seems to be the
' only thing that really interests The Times, [ here
have been mornings recently when politics appeared to
be the only excuse for its appearance. Yet The Times
knows leti about the history, the purpose and the ethics
of our politics than any newspaper that comes to mind
ITKii combination !ia; created a conditon which is goin;
to cause acute suffenng :n 1 he I lines office between tin
umI election day. In the philosophy of I he I imes any
t/ibasm of any Democart in office is an "unwarranted alack
made against men in authority" or an attempt to "undermine
public confidence in the President." The absurdity
of such a theory must be appaient to any one who
ioet not share the obce?ion of I he limes It is perfectly
proper to criticise "men in authority" and to comment upon
ill of their acts. There has been a great deal of criticism
ia the past and there is going to he a great deal more in
the future?hence the suffering in The Times office whiil
The* 'men in authority" ma' mail under the criticisn
but they at least do not aUempl to top it. I his is becau
they realize that it is a nee: sa.y part of our scheme o
politics. It is only people and newspapers of limited polii
' tea I horizons and deep set partisan perjudices who do.
And they do it simply because they caie less for the in'
terests of the country as a whole than for those of then
party. Without reasoning it out to au; ' finite point they
hope to take advantage of the situstn* o bring about a
' condition which will protect their pari, against all criticism.
Well. It can't be done. I here will continue to be criticism
of "men in authority," and naturally there will be a
little more of it during the campaign which is now on thai
there has been at any time since last winter when the ac!
ministration was under fire even from the Democratic organs.
And no one whose opinion is worth anything will
see in this any resemblance to "everyday Hun propaganda."
I UNCLE SAM AS A WAR LORD.
W/ HEN the United States gets an army of 3,000,000
*? rnen in France, which the Senate was told yesterday
will be by the end of June next year, we will have
approximately as many men there as Great Britain now
hu and we will be one of the great military powers ol
the world. By that time we also will be one of the great
lava! powers both in the matter of naval strength and in
1m size of our merchant marine. We will be in the posiion
Emperor William coveted and no matter of importance
can be undertaken anywhere in the world without
lung us in'o consideration.
That will represent a wonderful transformation for a
nation which grew great in numbers and in material wealth
uqder the benevolent policy that we are, as it were, a people
act apart who had no desire to interfere in the politics
and the economic affairs of the rest of the world, and it
will create a crisis in our affairs which we ought to be
preparing for right now.
Without a doubt a preponderating majority of the more
thoughtful element want us to return to our position of ;
F " ed to do It, at thai
I Ruff Stuff |j Ten years ago to
jB ,'ie enl,re ronton Wl
Xh^lghts are getting longi r. whole days because
And cooler, glory be* j T!" BsBdo ? ,h<
But the roasting ear* are holding v . * *
. m aH?dldly. # # # MCA U A I ca
Bo everything's all right suggest that 'all'
_ . . , * . 'suspended for the
But of course it would be a good|hlll arrlval ao that
plpa to see about getting a little coal may hara full 0pp0!
away. tj,e punning possihll
b?lhl \re ??ln ??* usual After that every
Iking all over our fair city punished with the
H Bat that's no good reason why we ?
should not hare a bang up bathing yort Kairfieia. Me
beech. according to the a
contained 511 autos
Astonisber this morning breaks out 8.8 people in town.
ill war with prickly beat because of or about $530 each,
something that was printed in The expenditure for aut
Wast Virginian August P. each person?man, i
In the whole town.
Om waak late to the day. es
e Th# women of W
r Thafa about the usual speed of the extraordinary efforti
Astonisber of Mi?s Anne Man
* * ballot as a nomine
Bat same one ea the outside told States Senate.
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THE WEST VIRGINIAN,
i i in I m ^ - .
"(pltoeid mUbtm'" after the war is over, but the i?
perielietic iastiait ?u always strong among us mid who
we have * great army and navy it will have to be taken mt
account as never before The only thing we caa be sur
of at the present moment is that we must be prepared an
willing to play the part destiny has in store for us wit
a strong hand.
We must, for instance, be prepared and willing to insv
that our peculiar ideas of justice and freedom of the ind
vidual must be respected. And the first step in that direr
tion is to see to it that militarism, as the term has bee
understood in the continent of Europe for the past 40 year;
must be stamped out. And that makes the vast militar
program which has been outlined by General March evei
1 he thoroughness with which we do the present job wil
be the measure of how far it will be safe to go towar
disarming and in reducing the military burden at the en
of the war. The real goal is to make it impossible fc
any mailed fist statesman in Germany to attempt threate
the peace of the world. It we do that for the preser
generation it probably will be unsafe for any statesma
to i ttempt it in the generations to come. In other word'
there is no danger that this will become a truculent irr
perialistic republic if we have the courage to carry th
present war to the point where we ought to carry it?th
utter annihilation of Prussiancm.
BEWARE THIS PROPAGANDA!
C EVERAL articles have recently crawled into th
^ press to the effect that, even admitting they w ill n<
conquer all they set out to conquer, the German peopl
are elated because of their belief that after the war th
banner of Great Britain will float beneath 'he Stais an
Stripe:?that in world affairs of the future Great Britai
mu.t play a role secondary to the Lmted States. I hei
is a suspicion of German propaganda in articles of th<
sort, and the man who reads them should di?miss thn
from his mind. Newspapers should be chary of givin
space to such articles. If the insidious German prop,
gandists could create jealousies among the Allies by th
sort of talk they would achieve their purpose, for the?
jealous^ might speedily disrupt the coordination amon
Germany's enemies which has required so much punishmei
to bring about, and for which Clemenceau. the Frenc
premier, is so largely responsible. I he American peopl
are not fighting this war with any thought of the advantagi
they may gain over Great Britain. To suggest it is t
insult the Nation. .A country that could forget that f<
nearly three years England was its first line of defensi
while its administrative officials were playing up peac
sentiment to win a re-election, would indeed display
"besotted base ingratitude."
It is without impiety to declare that we are joined wit
the Allies to lick hell out of the Hun. Germany must b
shriven. At the same time not only is it right and prop<
to take action to prepare this country for post-war commei
cial competition, but that the admini.tration refuses to d
so is a matter for sharp criticism. That action, howevei
is not to be taken with a view to injuring Great Britair
>ut to insure tranquitv to our own domestic concern?
*ound protectionists all applaud the steps which Grer
Britain herself is taking with this end in view. It is iit
probable, in this day and age. that the competition betwee
us and our allies after the war will be attended by tin
bitterness which has characterized competition between th
\llies and Germany because we believe ourselves inca
-sable of the trade rogueries which have been practiced b
nermany in the past. Ibis competition will be more i
the nature of friendly rivalry, for we Allies can play th
;ame of trade as we play the games of the campus, with
iut hitting below the belt. But there will be no objeetio
o equipping ourselves with the shin-guards or head-gea
t protectionism as long as we play fair.
rhen. let our banners entwine as they are placed on th
<doubts of the Hun. and in the peace to come ?hey wil
ip to each other as the allied shuttlecocks cf trade pi
'ie Seven Seas.
When Russia was going to smash in 1917 the rapid
iiy with which the situation changed from day to da
suited the greatest of dismay among the people of th
nations that are assorted in the war upon Germans
Hut now this fluidity is going to serve us a good turn
and tt is the Germans who are alarmed over the sud
donness with which the government they set up In Rut
ia is disappearing. Russia may not route hark in
egular military sense while this war lasts, but ther
s prospect now that it will become a serious weaknet
o the Central powers instead of the tower of strer.gt
Irey counted upon Its being.
Shipments of hard coal are a million tons ahead c
the record at the same time last year, according to
statement nrade at Philadelphia yesterday. Yet the
are behind the estimates of the amount needed for thi
year. That gives some idea of the kind of a load th
mining industry is trying to carry.
The submarines now operating off the American coat
are said to be of the slow cruising type, capable of wid
radius of action, but not able to attack troop ships a
other well convoyed craft. Which increases the myi
tery regarding the purpose of sending them clear ove
here. Germany might terrorize the neutral nations I
the north of Europe by sinking fishing craft, but tha
sort of thing merely makes the American public mor
determined to make an effort to hang a few Germa
admirals at a yard arm as part of the peace prelimic
Now that the Bolshevlki are getting cleaned out e
Russia it will be necessary t# rut an extra careful watc
on to see that a lot of theiff do not get back into thi
country, from which they went to Russia when th
MOORE FUNERAL TOMORROW.
The funeral of W. J. Moore, wli
day the mines of was electrocuted at Bingamon on ye
ere closed for two terday, will take place on Saturda
of lack of cars. morning at ten o'clock from the res
tfenci of his father in law. Col. Tho:
! Bourbon of rail- Price, in Monongab. and intermet
will be made In the Shaver remeter
by Funeral Director R. J. Jones.
cretary at the Y. ?
sh. Left for Home.
? Miss Jemima Elisabeth Ford, daugl
nth*. ..ti.i.i.. *cr of Captain George M. Ford, of th
flr.t ?<!lu after l&oth Infanfy *t Camp Shelby, Miss
Iha mar wh? ha* '?r PaRt ,eW day*
rtnSftv fn tl,e *ue" ?f the 'anaily of Major E. 1
Carskadon, of this city, left this roori
*'' ing for her home in Charleston. H?
mother, as for the past several month
pun ought to be been with Captain Ford in Mississij
fine of a thrift pj_ an(j wm remain there until the di
parture of the 38th division for ov<
' seas duty. Mrs. Ford was former!
. on April 1. 1818, Miss Anna I.inn, of Keyser. is a gra<
electmen's report, uate of Fairmont Normal and :
, or one to every known by a number of people here.
as the population *
which make* the M. E. Conference?The West Vi
log about 861 foi ginia conference of the Methodli
soman and child? Episcopal church will meet at Hun
fngton beginning September 2a. wit
Bishop McDowell, of Washington, I
evada are making C.. presiding. Rev. C. E. Good wit
i to have the name paator of First chureh; Rev. W. I
in printed on the Reed. Rev. J. K. Wells and Rev. J. V
* for the United Robinson will be among those in a
FAnmiurr, Friday eve?
n 'iisrIV A W CATIJHT
Co; )U"! All 1 *11u W C II. I
Marine Coij. v.,is r?*ien'l\ >
e nwianded in the fiKhtln" en iii<' M.rui
e Now h" has he< n promote 1 I > hi iR.i
I dier-feneral. was the marine of
ncer on Hip Maine when sin ?,i- una
in Havana harbor and has te-cn rerv
Ice in th Philippine , Cuba, China an 1
' RANSIT IMS
\[ I'ipc Line and (>as Compa*
nies Assessed Over
lc Oil and gas interests represented in
?s ilie holdings of (lie bit; transit > >i
0 lunations in Marion county t :ul 57.
v: S.753 according to the annual as
)r ses.-ment made by the state hoard ot
" public works. This information is
e contained In the statement of the
a ..uilitor general's office at Charleston,
which has been received by A ti. Mar
1 tin. county clerk
i Th" Hope Natural Gas company
* leads oft with $2,057,211 with the Liu'f
reka i'ipc l.int- company second at
r- <1,253.836. The Pittsburgh and West
0 Virginia Gas company is third at $1,
r 150.513. The fourth one or the big
.;rst of the under the million mark
' corporations here is the Carnegie
' iatural Gas company, which is as
1 >essed (884.421. The I'roducers' and
i . tint is' I'ipc Line company is as
eased at $8$,01ti; the Manufactm
en' Light and Heal eaapaay -it 9317,
224. and the itandall Gas company at
'* The properly valuation of the nai
y ural gas and oil transit mentioned in
n the foregoing have tlie.r nroncrtv <1 -
e vided anion? the districts of the county
a.s follows: Fairmont district. $31,-,
1 310; Crant district. $136,089; Lin-.
n coin district. $3,127,906; Mancington
r iistrict. $1,899,436; 1'aw Paw district.
>57,322; I'ti ion di-tr. $32,107;
Vinfleld district, $19,999; Fairnioui
nlepertdent district, $1,953 Worth
Kton. $2,8S3. The assc. .cr.ts for
> he various districts in the count)
were computed by Kdward l'tiilltp
lite deputy county clerk. It show
that Lincoln district has more of the
\ -sossment of these particular cor
( Mirations than any other district
Mannlnnon district comes in second
The various transit companies are
' aricssed as follows in Marion coun.
ty: Motwngali Service company. $50.i
1)00; Fairvicw Klectric Light and
r 'ower company. $4,000; W'e-rt Vir
uia Traction and Klectrir 1 - as dc
irtmenl, Morgautown). 840,000
merican Telephone and Teiegrap
) jtupan). $8,086; Randall Uas coiu
any, $26,500; Amos Telephone com
panv, $3,560; Producers and Refln
ers Pipe Line company. 4S.016; Bridgeixirt
Telephone company, $3,579;
H Pittsburgh and West Virginia tlas
y i company, $1,150,513; Adams Kspress
s company. >1.995; Wells Fargo comf,
panv, $10,151.50; Fairmont and
' \Wfifrm Tolonhtinft p/ininanv
! Marion Telephone company, $1,500;
1 RiVMViile and Montana Telephone
't company, $1,150; Wadeatown Telee
phone company, $900; Wallace Tele,r
phone company. $100; East Side Telephone
company, $870; Clarksburg and
ManninRton Telephone company,
r $425: Manufacturers' Light and Heat
n company, $517,324; WorthtnRton Wait;
ter company, $1,.'>00; Carnegie Nate
' oral Gas company. $SS4,424; New Engn
land Fuel and Transportation company,
$50,000; Hope Natural Gas
company. $3,057,211; Eureka Pipe
Line company, $1,253,836; Chesapeake
and Potomac Telephone company,
if $528,545; Pullman company, $22,577.
SHE KNEW THEM.
Farmer I engaging lady farm hand)
c ?All right, you can go and attend to
the animals. I hope you'll suit me.
_ New Hand?That's all right, sir.
j I've had a ot to do with pigs.?Pctr!
y i ?
8t Do you know that
Nyal's Cold Cream
J! With Peroxide
i.. is the best cream for
? automobilists, after exv
posure to the sun, wind
!r and dust? Get a jar and
J>* use it every night. Before
the jar is gone you
" ] will see the reason why
11 women who know use
181 Nyal's Cold Cream.
r ! Price 25c and 50c.
iing, August ie, ml
! Aug. 16th, 1918. J CO
New Blouses B
For Your Benefit
It will be the purpose of
this store to make your
shopping here more attractive
and more profitable
than ever before. Realizing
fully the conditions
i t * i * *
unaer wmcn we nave to
buy and sell merchandise
today, we are doubling
our efforts, for the sake
of our customers, to secure
the best merchandise
at fairest possible prices
Therefore, our endeavors
are directed toward
making vour visits here
worth while, not only
through fairness of price,
but through the merchandise
which shall merit
your unqualified approval.
Our Showing of (he New
t'oti-ifts "f "nhapen to Income all
far'ami at prl? ? > that will rot
tax any pnr?e. Women ami
ntifsps of nil t??tov will find It .t
en ea.<y mutt?r to fixate, a more
flu anlindid net issiirtment.
t numbers of >-t>t???? to please their
ndlvfdual whims and faiuie-.
| They Are Wearing Them
WAS.lii?UTON. D. t\, Aug. It.
Uvordlng to a report made public today
by the bureau of crop estimates of
the liepartment of Agriculture, this
year's peach crop is going to be short
Regarding the prospects for peaches
! in adjacent states the report say s:
"A slight decline during July is reported
in the peach condition for the
Middle Atlantic states generally, with
a rather sham falling oft in Maryland
Hie totul crop for Sew Jersey, IJela
tare, Pennsylvania, Maryland. We
? irMiia and Virginia is now estimat
od at 1.SO4.UO0 bushels or 4,200 cat
.ut compli ed with 2.SU2.000 bushels,
r approximately I,SOU ears in 1917, a
' -line of :?8 per cent.
' West Virginia reports 42 per cent.
>f a crop or 459,out) bushels, as cow
pared with 675,000 bushels last year
The upper Potomac district, tributary
lo Cumberland, Md. and including
the Keyscr and Romney districts, will
probably ship from 800 to l,00o cars
us compared with 1.4C0 last year. The
lOrnney section Indlvtes only about
lie-third of a crop while that of Keyer
is approximately 75 per cent, of a
ull crop. Quality is reported good."
While the crop will be shorter than ,
.t was last year. West Virginia peach (
growers say that, because of higher!
prices, the value of the crop in the i
state will be very considerably great- j
er than It was last year.
Kick Fork. Fayette county, and
Princewick, Raleigh county, arc the
names cf two new po*lofflces ordered |
established In West Virginia. Paris'
Fuftle Ford has been commissioner
postmaster of the first tisnied office'
and Flovd K. Walker, of Princewick.
The Pension Commission has noti-.
fied Congressman Woodyard of the
Pay II Wi
No need for worry about that
overdue account you owe.
No reason for denying yourself
the enjovment of some
needed purchase or Investment.
In either case you ran use
our money at such small cost
and on such reasonable terms
that you can't afford to worry or
suffer inconvenience for a moment.
When you need money
Money to l>oan
and Loan Company
| 103 Main St.
>1 .. aaa
URTNKYS' STORE NEW
}y the Score-Be
Blouses In Whic
But perish the th
Waists are simple they a:
of past seasons!
Your Size and Youi
./X A i
I ? ' r\m
The\ re the mosi art
years, and we've never s
ness, etfectiveness and cl
Heads and embroide
hut they're used sparing!
makes these Waists so
now is centered upon th<
Georgette. High necks ;
V sha|>es. Big sleeves an
splendid effect. This sj
pleasant surprises for j
white and flesh?waists 1
mediate and fall wear,
pay?$5.63, $6.00 and $6.!
Georgette models in
navy, French blue. etc.
prices we have marked t
| ty CHARLCi" BROOK* SMITH. |
? ' . ... i
Kiiditiils "I tviu pensions: one to Mr
Isabella McPberraon, of Wirt count;
at the rate of $25 a month from lit
October; and the second pension t
Mrs. Florence Kincheioe, of Woo
county, at the rate of $12 a month frot
August. 1J17. and $25 a month froi
I.ieut Ashbt Powell, of Claikshuri
iio has been stationed at Camp She
iy, has been honorably discharge
>m th eservire on account of perma
ent disability due to illness. Acron
panted by Congressman Reed. Lien
Powell visited various branches of th
War department settling up his a
fairs with the government and tryin
to make arrangements to get pcrral
sion to enter a government hospltt
Former Governor W. E. GUsacocl
of Morgantown. is here. Also. Chai
B. Lamberd, of Clarksburg, and Bruc
McKinley. agricultural agent for Wit
Mrs. Harry C. Woodyard. who ha
ht*n recovering from a serious attac
of Illness, has gone to Atlantic Clt;
lieine ordered there for a stav hv he
/ It's Money I
If you come tom<
fi of our Clearance 1
I I i Some Lc
A good sel<
m .1 /?/?
! | Great
J ! ire the result of small savins
: y ! banking connections and sen
! | Our interest earning savin
! W* welcome Investigation
! >M of service, and should like
< ^ >oi'tore.
8 | KtliabW Adwrttof Jj
autiful Models! I
h Simplicity Is the I
ition of All the J
ought that because these fl
re less attractive than those H
Stylo is Sureh llore. 1
istic models brought out in m
seen their equals for trim- I
rv are favored trimmings, I
y. Color is the element that
effective. Your attention
:>se of Cre|>e de Chine and
ind low neck in round and
(1 novel cuffs are used with
b ? I " *
/I* nuiu iiiuv, i\ I1UIU5 Illilliy
,rou! Crepe de Chine in
that you will crave for imAt
prices you will want to
white, flesh, bisque, grey, I
Unmatchahle values at the
hem?$5.65 to $8.75108-110
Main St I
ppo.ntmcni paper* have bean tor
nlcd to Martin R.. .son of W. C.
Kaohan of Clnrkaborf. confirming I
appointment to a cadetahlp at tba
iliiary academy at Wast Point npon
,'OooanendaUon ot Congressman 8tu- H
' arl F Reed.
*| A marriage license waf Isr.nad lnm|
n this city to Frederick Bauer millfe, 1
li of Charles Town. W. Va., and Helen
Veronica Casey, of Washington. D. C.
I. The management of the Clarkaborg H
Fair would like a speech by Spoakar
(l Champ Clark for the final day Of tkalr
, fair and have requested CongraaaaaM
i Keed to present the In rt tat tea. Tba I
r Weston fair's mauagemeat want abnt
^ tla Imlna rim In their hit lluiw. tit it U
*; try to get that waot iupplt?4. Cob- i
, greKSDian Reed vlilted the headquir- 1
I tors of the Railway* admlnfatratim to- I
k Indigestion. Druggists I
? | refund money if it fans. 25c I
nrrow. The last day ^
?ts for $1.00 ' J
ection of these
$2.85, $3.85, $4.85 1"
$2.00, $3.40, $4.40 A I
$1.00, $1.80, $240 jjH
r Boot Shop^B
carefully Invested, elded bjr good ]
gs department is the place to J
of our resources, strength and no
tc add your name to our liat of 4o>|
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