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a BaUdtn*, Adams and Quincy Sts. I
TCEOKU CPtra Kmuir. * I
j JAMES C. herbebx. i a. bat mapbu
Editor. J . Advertising ViTiipt. I
^EE&tWCQSB V. BEOIC. . Circulation Manager.
Hmcmmer of the associated press.
nfgi>?ii 111 i il Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for I
ail news dispatches credited to It or not I
^^ MBWdlWd lii this newspaper and also the local!
MBBlMI?all?nf n ?!?? I
Ilhartrn- AII rights ui i^wium-auuu ui nwuai
Mte are also reserved.
PCS?1105. not. 1107. AH departments reached
p"""l Representative. ROBERT E. WARD.
ML New York; S S. Wabash Ave.. Chicago.
[Payable In advance only.) One year 31.00:
AO; three months. ILSC: one month. 80c.
BR?(In Fairmont.) Ono year. 37.00; six
one month. Mo; one week. 15c. Per copv
R?{Outside of Fairmont.) One month, 75c;
By carrier Three Cents,
loins payable In advance .
t tor change In address give old as weQ as
be PostotBCe at Fairmont. West Virginia, as
?t OOr carrier rentes falling to get The West
evening should call "WESTERN UNION."
md give name and residence and ? messenger
paper to your door at once. There la no
nlbaulhu for this service.
n ^T^
g J3y muting Tve stand, 6j dividing ?e /a//.
rTTten join in hand, brave Americans ail,
MSBEST Shrrman said about war applied merely to
S$iiiu?- It would take a more felicitous phrase maker
HBgi|M!dc?as?ity W31iam Tecumseh ever was adequately
^[email protected]^a6e.wd?t war mixed with politics, or politics mixed
Ii as the United States had taken the plunge into
otags'the politicians began to buckle on their
to'speak. Patriotism became as popular at
-of die faithful as watermelon is at a cake walk,
ne atates. notably West Virginia, the gentlemen
leading began to feel that to en&ark upon a
aterprise without die protection of a uniform
loint die same amount of foresight that walking
rain without an umbrella does. The returns
tf dxae who took this view of it had the situ- i
[up correctly. The whole outlook was reminis:
politics of die days before die Civil war.
imr has changed mightily since that time, so has
d war. Politics used to take precedence when
HAmi occurred, but now war is the whole thing,
^politics forgets itself and does something that
oicEug to die regulations it gets a slap on the
: Ieast that is die way it seems in view of that
^telegram which was printed in most of the
Democratic persuasion yesterday morning but
ritatrvely denied before the day was over,
se we mean the telegram from Washington anhrt
T Colonel C. W. Watson "had :
red over seas and is now well on his way to j
What is the true inwardness of that interesting I
-Whose foot slipped? The Democratic news- J
Oy ought to tell the whole story. We feel sure ;
state is burning up with curiosity.
| _ o
Mw8**> get a grip upon the actual military situation ;
^^HfiaM&niope today the observer will have to remember j
nkatSps not only die German armies which are reeling j
defeat,-bti the tradition of the invincibility of Ger- j
^HBgaajSbay genius and the prestige of that greatest body j
BPEtajfitary experts the world ever saw?the German Gen- !
| end Staff. When the history of the fighting on the west j
Bront fi| put under analysis it is going to be proved that i
t;-y?. smtreBry machine and German generalship were j
HlLincudousfy overrated not only by the Germans themselves
|BB$^apst of the militaiy experts of the other nations.
Kcij^the'liegmnmg of the war Germany's superior preI'perc&ess,
and her geographical position with relation to
EK|i?eaSre' of military activity gave her a decided adH*btage^.but
on the west front where she met a foe equal
HnfifilSiikfilligeace and training of the commanders and the
BSegle ^ef die men she sustained a check which
HSgSpwe'brought die war to a swift and. for Germany,
I dkastroasfinish if the French and the British could have
thought force anywhere near die equal to that possessed
^^HKjjj&gnnans to bear.
lAfttsi'the first battle of the Marne down until March
Bjf^hisyeal it required every ounce of strength and all the
^^Hijtsttegical ability Germany could bring to bear to hold her |
Hmt* catj&e west front while she was winning "victories"
i^l Well, gimme th
^ ^ then
, *
' - Wonder if we hr
. story evidently jjjore load o* coal 1
re been "hair-seas over." ?
P. M. pipe dreani. did"m Augustf80 *
i^ds tor a familiar gesture aoa^a gonna* ^
arenngen ^ ber one.
?c*le down and guess the meaas * h"
what the Colonel's trfends ??.>, v__
on to balance that Spanish- , 7?*^; , , 18
uir'- ^ ness going to be c
war record t j ^
id something! passed the bili pn
tlon from Jnly 1 i
-a "* * * ? But let that pas:
r est the way." that the old dear
:V' . : right place.
KSinrflle Island. 1
And It Just cant
Vfc...? *vr -v 4. si?.1 * ,
pdkuuti uca:u auuui, uiu?
Nor quit stoppln
p'v * * shoot at targets tl
HBHt'SNT bo postponed 'ta after bat the Senate.
jg|S? Of course yon hi
^^SmnQ*nt iikes to sruit. was so a)! flred c
v^.-v. <
MjSjiefo'a that Waakot* No?
HtnatWm in Europe. No campaign era began with better
prospect* of nccev if all ftrtnn acq* those that are
purely material are left out of cooaderatioD. Aided by
ttw. jmrvWarrt nf flnnrw the OP the Wert
I began with wonderful gains for the anarfarrt. As a nS*
| tary proposition it looked for a tone as if it were going to
I succeed. Today they are running to the first cover they
I can hold. The great west front offensive which began in
I a blaze of glory in March is in September die most spec|
tacnlar as well as the most disastrous failure of die whole
| war.
And there is not die slightest mystery about it Since the
German offensive began the Allies have achieved unity of
command and managed to mass an army on their side of
die line which for the first time since the war began is die
equal in numbers and equipment of the German force, and
I die immediate result is the humiliation of German military
j might 'About the only thing Germany will have left in a
| military way at the end of this war will be a reputation
that she has officers who are willing to waste the lives of
their troops more recklessly than any others in the world
The German soldier individually knows how to fight and
to die, hut the far famed supermen who command are not
in die same class with the French, who have outguessed
and outfought them at every stage of the war.
TTmiuifjn r>M TTTF. WIT.TV
TIAT demand of the Netherlands government for an
explanation regarding the submarining of Dutch vessels
in die barred zone is one of the most illuminating incidents
of the past few days, and it shows better than columns
of official statements what is happening in Europe
since the military situation began to run against the Central
Last spring when the German government demanded
that the 'Dutch government permit the shipment of certain
materials, which every one knew were to be used in military
operations, across the litde neck of Dutch land which juts
between Germany and die part of Belgium which is occupied
by the Germans, the only thing the Dutch felt they
could do was to acquiesce, although they and the whole
world knew that it was an outrageous affront against their
national honor and an actual invasion of their neutrality.
But now that Germany is certainly on the downward
path and in no position to apply pressure of any kind upon
the people of the Netherlands which they cannot reply to
in kind, an effort is being made to straighten out the situation
at least on the record and piracies at sea from which
the Dutch have suffered in silence ever since the ruthless
submarine campaign began are seized upon as an excuse
for strong representations at Berlin.
If the gendemen in the Imperial German foreign office
have not been endrely bereft of their senses the action of
twe Dutch minister will fill them with the liveliest of appre-1
hensions, for it indicates what they may expect when the j
worst comes to the w#rst Germany has been the big bully i
of Europe for decades. In the circles which control pub-1
J-? v.. 1 ?ft.? i,?
lie zuioirs mere oo? ucui wmt o/iupautj ?v? *m ? ?|
she represents the last stand of a fast disappearing political
order. But the plain people of all the little countries hate
Germany because they feared her. and if the opportunity
presents itself they will turn upon her and do what they
can to square the account
How apt these French are at turning a phrase. Yes- j
terday at the Lafayette day banquet in New York Am- j
bassador Jusserand, describing the situation at the
beginning of the -war, said, "there was one spot open
to us all?the American heart." How true that is. and
how miserably the German government which violated
treaties and permitted Its armies to perpetrate horrible
crimes upon civilians failed to get into it in spite of the
remarkable effort they made to shape public opinion
in this country and the studied effort that was made
by press and public in the United States to maintain
an open mind regarding the events on the other side.
Beer Is to go on the first of December. It ought to go
sooner, for the fact that it is obtainable in some places
is right now working great hardship upon industries in
dry states, but perhaps this is as fast as one could ex
pect tnis country 10 move in anyuimg.
According to advices which have been received by the
government at Washington, German and Austrian i
statesmen have decided that the present is no time to
start a peace offensive. Well, it is a bad time, that
much win have to be admitted, but if the gentlemen
who make the policies of the Central powers only knew
it today is a better time than tomorrow. Every hour
the Germans delay in throwing themselves upon the
mercy of their foes the higher will be the cost to them
of the war. j
The organization by Republican National Chairman
Will H. Hays of a Republican Woman's National Executive
committee is another indication of the sympathy
which exists between the women who vote and who
want to vote and the Republican party. This woman's
auxiliary of the national party organization ought to be
able to put the work of organizing the women voters
upon a firm basis and make impossible in the future the
mistakes which have been made in the past.
Berlin reports of the progress of the war yesterday
wnriiM that it was a auiet day. Most funerals are
I quiet, and Prussian ambitions are being buried everyday
over there.
e heavy bathrobe, Well, it was the first effect of the
coming draft.
t *
I this morning.* i
Ldn't better get one I LETTERS TO I
U as big ? it THE EDITOR!
.g for beer Decern- DO YOU CONVERTED?" B?NDS
cadacheless Christ-1 MCHmomj.
RICHMOND. Vs., Sept. 4.?[Editor
' * I The West Virginian.]?We wish to
this less bnsi- bring to your attention a matter which
MTled? probably affects the interest of a large
" * number of the readers of your paper,
t Senate yesterday with the request that yon help us to
Jviding for prohibi- give it the widest possible publicity.
3 ext. As you know, three Liberty Loans
' have been issued. Of the First Loan
s, it at least shows there are now outstanding bonds at
's heart is in the 3% per cent, at 4 per cent, and at
4)t per cent. Of the Second Libert;
Loan there are outstanding bonds of
help being slow. 4 9*r c*nt- *** 1x111(18 ?r P?r ceat
The holders of 4 per cent.- bonds of
g along the way to First Liberty Loan and 4 per cent
>at interest no one bonds of the Second Liberty Loan
have until November the 9th. and no
longer,- to present their bonds for con*
* " * W ?? TT.U
ive guessed why It version into ** per cent, nouns,
rold last night. ers of 314 P?" cent, bonds of the First
> Liberty Loan, will doubtless have an
opportunity later to convert them into
\aJL X ' ~
??""=p HO.?l^-pT
yoJuw ?4AV* T*^l
_ /M (xcost ite.t?.s,,R J
hnpioy E- ^
bonds bearing a higher rate of Interest.
if they wish to do so. but, unless
the privilege of conversion is exercised
with respect to all 4 per cent,
bonds on or before November the 9th.
1918, that privilege will lapse forever.
Judging by the considerable number
of bonds of the first loan issued at 4
per cent, and still outstanding, and the
much larger amount still outstanding
in 4 per cent, bonds of the second loan,
we are satisfied that the holders of
these bonds are not thoroughly acquainted
with their rights of conversion
or with the fact that conversion.
If effected at all. must ne maae not later
than November the 9th.
We have sent a number of circulars
and notices to banks, trust companies,
and bond houses, of this district, but
evidently the information has not
reached, in all cases, the actual holders
of the bonds. 3% per cent, bonds
and 4 per cent bonds of the first loan,
and 4 per cent of the second loon,
should be presented for conversion
through the banks which handled the
original subscriptions. All banks in
the district are supplied with the necessary
conversion forms, or can obtain
them upon request from the Federal
Reserve Bank of Richmond. Application
for conversion can be made
direct to the Federal Reserve bank of
Richmopd by the holders of bonds who
desire to do so.
We have no hesitation in asking
your co-operation and asistance in this
matter, as it is one that affects the
i public interest, and the information
| will be of value to many of your readers.
.Comment i
on Current Subjects
i *1
West Virginia's Protectionist Candidate.
From the American Economist.
In selecting Major Davis Elkius as
their candidate for United States Sen
ator the Protectionists of that commonwealth
have done well. West Vir-j
glnia tamed to protection in 1SS4 and
has voted for that policy ever since, j
except when a division among the
protectionists permitted the free trad-j
ers to score a victory. AH of the Pro-!
tectlonist candidates for the Republican
nomination at the primary are.!
of course, supporting Major Elkins!
cordially. Major Elkins is adjutant!
of the Thirteenth Regular Infantry
Brigade, stationed at Camp Arthur.
Waco. Texas. He is the soa of The
late Stephen- B. Elkins. who st.-vea
several terms as Senator from West
'Virginia and was one of the Protec-I
tionist leaders in ?hat body. He wa3, |
moreover, a life member of the Amer- j
lean Protective Tariff League. Major j
Elkins i3 not without experience in
of Course! ^
! ' To increase business is
easy?all too easy. But to
I increase business healthily
along lines that are
sound is- different?and
1 rint. W anv mpans pagyf
I v ?
Our business has not
j been increased in the "easy"
way. It has been built
gradually on the idea of
service?which is not the
easiest, but is the best
way to build up a lasting
The best merchandise,
the most reasonable prices
and the most satisfactory
service are the factors
that have brought us success.
We've Never Had Prettier
i Waists Than These.
We searched the show rooms of
I the most exclusive manufactureds'
j for prettiest we could Had and we
! feel we have them. We would like
however to have you see them, to
give them an examination and
then to inform -us if you feel the
same way about their prettiness.
At such low prices they are bound
to sell quickly.
Georgette Crepe Models
$5.75 $6-00, $7-50 and $8-50
i True Values
legislative bodies, having been appointed
United States Senator from
j West Virginia to succeed his father
j and served frcm January 9. 1911. to
January 31. 1911.
The American Protective Tariff
j League ha/? received the following
| letter from Mr. J. Cecil Fee. treasurer,
j Central Glass Works. Wheeling, West
j Virginia, under date of August 19.
j dealing with the senatorial situation
| in his state:
"Have read with much interest In
I your recent issue or the American
| Economist -views from various people
' from the different states in regard to
I the new revenue bill, and the sentiment
of the people in regard to electing
Protectionists to Congress in the
coming election, and in West Virginia
II find, owing to the probability and
possibility of tbe great war ending be- j
fore the election in 1920. the people j
of this state are gradually realizing)
the Importance and necessity of elect-1
ing Protectionists to Congress hcrej
this fall, so they will be there ready I
to have something to say when the!
readjustment of conditions takes'
place. j
"In spite of the effort of the Free J
| Trader to divert the public mind from
j the tariff issue, they are witching
i with disgust the ways and means committee
increasing taxes on everybody
for next year, except the foreign merchant.
who is now shipping his ware J
into our country unmolested, with no
tax to speak of.
"While one of the earliest and most
sensible methods of raising a portion
of the necessary amount lacking
would be to raise the import duty up
to a corresponding level with those
| of the last Republican tariff rate,
j which would bring in at least $GOO,EVERETT
iv/iiwv; 11
co into a Conch "Room
ANX> NOT Hwe THe poexe*
fuss A?OUNfI> Mr Foer
pesrcR Me AGAIN loHice
Tien May We Serve
Women Will Admire
These Stunning New
Cloth Coats
They were picked from
the creations which are
dwelling in high favor in
the foremost crates of
fashion at the present
time- They are cut upon
lines which are simple and
straight and are radiant
with a "dressiness" which
will surely win your admiration,
' The field of
choice is a broad one and
the chances for making
most excellent selections
are great Materials of
Wool, Velour, Bolivia
Cloth, Broadcloth, Kersey
Cloth, Ueaver ciotn, Jtnglish
and Sctftch Tweeds,
Seal Plush, Etc.
Many with Fur Collars and cuffs,
while others feature long Fur
Re-rears; Plush also is used extensively
for the collars and cuffs.
Others yet. have deep Fur around
the bottom. Yet much interest is
manifested in the strictly tailored
models with plain collars and cuffs.
All the New and Staple colors arc
Splendid Values at These Prices
$19.50, $21.75, $23.75,
$27.50, $31>50, $35.00 on
up to $75.00
000,000, thus relieving cur home people
of some of the additional tax.
"In Major Davis Elkins the people
in this state have aspiring for the
United Etates Senate on the Republican
ticket a Protectionist through and
through, and a man who will fight for
the protection of American labor and
industry to the finish, judging from
his following remarks:
" T am an earnest believer in the
wisdom and necessity of protection
for the welfare?industrial, agricultural
and general?of our people, by
imposing tariff duties on Importations
into this country sufficient to maintain
the standards of living of our
citizens, to the extent of at least the
full measure of the difference- in cost
of producing such importations abroad
as compared with their cost of production
"In regard to glassware. In which
our state Is particularly interested,
he said: .
" 'On glassware I favor an equitable
tariff to protect it from underpaid
foreign competition."
"The Democratic administration reduced
the tariff on glassware more
than 30 per cent., which permitted an
enormous amount of cheap foreign
made ware to come Into the United
States in direct competition with the
higher paid American mechanic, and
brought the glass business to a standstill
until fhe war began, which naturally
stopped It to a satisfactory exteat.
"But as soon as peace comes tnerw
is no doubt of Its coming over again
In large quantities, unless men like
Davis Elkins are elected to the Senate
and the House of Representatives
also, who will insist on a better tariff
. "And when Inquiries are madde of
the American Economist as to the sentiment
in West Virginia, we believe
you are safe in predicting that a protectionist
in Major Davis Elkins will
surely be sort to the Senate this fall
unless the hand of God or a bullet
Un? n*OT*ntS
UUUt kU? w. , .
"We pray for his safe return from
the battlefields of ranee, so be can
continue "to fight' for our industrial
welfare at Washington."
An Ostrich-Like Policy.
From th? Clarksburg Telegram.
Why does not the Federal Fuel administration
come out and acknowledge
the chief underlying cause of
the shortage in coal production? What
is to be gained by continually dodging
this responsibility and trying to
shift it to conditions that are compratively
According to bulletins Issued by the
Federal Fuel administration. Dr. Garfield
is reluctant to place the blame
for the coal slnmp on any one agency.
Instructor in piano at the Fair- |
mont State Normal School, opens j
her fall term Wednesday. September
11. A limited number 'of pupils
in addition to those regularly
enrolled at the Normal win be taken.
Phone 495-J.
m Our experience covering 27 71
329 will be found advantageous to yo
3 nesa.
C# We invite yon to open an at
M excellent service and advice in ai
gf 4% on Savings an<
I The Peoples 1
I w?<C^?<C?CW
A Glance at Oar Wea^
"Window and the
. Beautiful ]
wi>? fammsiul Vt'J
Attention I
* / il .C?^1^3?g|
ljht II
There is not a we?4a b?t r^t :3
craves and has real nse for #i "'l-,; .jg
sensible Klmoaa every day fa I I
the year. We never unpacked^!/
a Tovtler assortment. The prfcee l l j
give yon u'mosv ia!ur?All siUt. J I '
crepe-de-chine. Jap sIDc. aOk tar f t,
Jah annd si'k cropd?Sedres of 1 J ' 51
$3.75 to $11.50
Creps In attractive floral de- " 3mj9
sign*--as well iit Plain Crepes'
is embroidered designs.
$3.75, $3.50, $3.75 and W$M
108-110 Main St. j
"attribtuing the falling Off is prodnetlon
to the extremely hot weather of
the last few weeks.- This hot wealfc'er ; -:Vg
did not prevent the coal misers of '?
the Clarksburg-Fairmont mining > *?'
glen from loading all the cars that the
Fuel and Railroad administrations
provided. Nor does the hot wether *- .
extend down Into the mines where ^B
the men dig ont the coal.
dodging and hedging about the egr,
supply, the Railroad administration is
trying to make It appear that it is sot f ^B
to blame for a coal production short. . V
cge. According to a dispatch -.seat--.
out from Washington, some on* In the gSj
Railroad administration -declared-that., jj
a "shortage of cars Is not responsible *
for the declining production of WtamK
nons coal." and-"that where a Ihlwwmsg
Idle because cars sure lacking th*ji<^;|
ministration Is prepared to lasWf J3
ample transportation."
If the people of the country w*rs>:r
correctly informed and coSseaneattf - .iaM
thoroughly aroused as to the
cause of tne coal production shortrtjis^*?
they would become so vociferous fdr
a betterment of conditions that those '?
responsible for the present stfltsffifj'Jal
affairs "would be forced to Improve-lfc, It
is apparent from what hu bMB
appearing in the newspapers and periodicals
published outside the coal )
reining regions that the people- do net ^i
realize or appreciate the sitaatleiaesc?it
actually exists. Certainty fhe disastrous
effects of deliberate goVe(6y-d
mental falsification engaged in by different
countries earlier is the ."eno^
and ret engaged in by Get many, ought
to furnish a striking example for the
Fuel and Railroad adminiatrhtieoa sot
to engage in either falsification orsjga
policy of negation, which in .theym^M
amounts to about the same thing.
There are, naturally, several cause* g
for the coal production shortage; Jafts
the demonstrations that hhVe tpdajS|
made in the West Virginia cog] Suite" ?
certainly prove that the chief eoeytflaiaB
been a shortage in railroad cars." Tie s
try to cover that outstanding fact with
camouflage or subterfuge is
attempt of the ostrich to escape dag-?3
ger by sticking its head Into the SSSd> -r
' ". -r--gB
Make Your Watch Hdp 1
Tick the Kaiser?";. |
I watch just because your old . v
watch Is not keeping the porrect
time. .Bring it to me -bad.1
have it repaired, and save
money to help lick the "kdtoe^".
1 do xay own work, cad ope
the best material to be ftadjjigS
my repair work. .
I make fancy engravidg' *39
specialty. . '
watcnmaKer mq jiWiiiF
324 Jefferson St.- %
(Next Deor Masonic Tn#)
sars of business In the nomsneuity ;,
u in handling your financial bccsi. >
scount and take advantage of osr^jB
ly financial matter you need.
I Time Certificates.
National Bank if 1
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