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HpHMNr^^P our carrier routes fallln* to set The We5t rytpUn aqy evening shouM can "WESTERN UNION-** nttt fact and give name and realder-oe and a taessenser MMGkMtMr * paper to your door at once. There la no qart* to the adhacrtber for this service. IggBW^^ SEPTEMBER 3. 1318. * . . ? m ? Ve f 1 ?\P*C2jSO ^Br^' I \\| \i g By mating &e stand, by dividing ve f^U. BBgp^r + m .Then join in hauls, brave Americans ail, 2?V o some deddedly--interesting statements showing the Bespit; in West Virginia of die three Liberty bond caipRpajgas, in which the people of this state have purchased a I total of $83.656,050 of bonds. In presenting the figure5 the Governor says. The tabulation shows that West Vlrftih has not been found wanting in responding to the [: finandalneecls of the government The showing is very tg indeed, and it ought to be particularly gratifying Mpthfc people of Marion county, who figured among tbc Mnt five counties "in all three campaigns in the amount of Hwncb potthased, and among the same number of leaders in bomber of subscribers for the first and last In point of ^^Hpopulatioo Marion county stands seventh, being excelled I by Cabell. Fayette. Harrison. Kanawha, McDowell and dtoinng that Marion county people have made Mjl?fep?i ftTrrh?"*< is really one of the best in the state. ifarce'campaigns Marion county was rourtn in tne i F bonds purchased. In the matter of total pur' | 5 dropped back one place and stands fifth. In j !r of subscribers we were second in the first issue I total bonds sold in the state we hold a trifle over j 90 Worth. $5,005,700 to be exact. Ohio coun' I 4 $14,940200. Kanawha's $9,317,900. Mer- 1 *.$7,448,400, Harrison's $5,193,350. Mer- l 'a presence in such a list is really remarkale. for F all proportion to the rank of the county. It is : heavy investment of banks during the first and ; SOLDIERS' MEMORIALS. auntry not the least odious of the horrors of war : : monuments that come after. Take the Civil j jftwnr That left us in thousands of county seats i : the north monuments, so called, to the heroes j it. an artistic standpoint are anything but com- I ." Great numbers of them look as if they were i from some mail order house and of those that dhrjdoality a large proportion suggest the thought were designed by wives with "artistic" instincts the.commissioners. The most tragic thing widespread display of bad art is that the comt which they are erected sincerely wanted to JBMn in whose memory the monuments were I fetes, counties, communities, associations and ntrally poured out millions for the* purpose, hwent into the pockets of monument builders Iiwith scruples about the need of giving value is money was not wasted. Behind every one WlifWts. no matter how offensive it is from the P art., is a big idea, and some conception of a worked upon the public mind may be gathemplation of the way in which the people reD the present crisis presented itself. The lads r to me training camps probably did not have opinion of the monuments they were leaving they had definite enough appreciation of die people who paid for them expected the new dntam die traditions of the armies in whose iftlauciits were erected. as monuments have that kind of value it is Even more of them will be erected after die I-"-:-*??? * i ^ Get ont the old c . .. ^ - Hardly, heer-lass, bud wiser na Maw says what I'm- 0 week, ana no aq rwerd. ?he can ac'tlly te] ' * her sunflowers 'th< ipoonshiner keeps still.' * ' , - Paw says he net revenue officer spots it spring off this mar v* * J id* heart; oil in the stilly The hired man t, fired still that ei moonshiner's whiskey bawled he nearly Mi thee tfglft. baccer. v jW - 0 , One patient obs not an antomehile ecome of that poplar old ' nal air, "I didn't raise my However, a few oldie*"? scurrying about i ^^^HMCV?t;woqld sing that song to- The Grand Vizie HfipeSFhh abont as welcome as an the war will end t fn foiilg* Landis' court ','s . . '*T". ^ . *"*."7^1 [ the vT&t infmwiwb take die form of counmuifly booses? I t-iberty holdings, it calls them. Tbc suggestion is worthy of cazefhl consideration. The I thought behind it is by no means new. Some yearn ago 4 Philadelphia newspaper made a fight to have a memorial j_bn^e instead of a monument erected at Valley Forge, *ad when Congress was considering, the erection ot the beautiful Lincoln maoriil whiSb is to grace die national ^pital an effort, which almost sueceded, was made to s&end die millions that were appropriated on a splendid highway connecting Washington and die Gettysburg battlefield We are conservative about such things in this '^untry and slow to adopt innovations. Perhaps our instinct ?s wiser than die wise men who urge us to change. ! If a community house in perfect taste from an architectural standpoint is less liable to teach the lesson of patriotism tahn a monument, why by all means us stick to the monument. But, every one should remember, it need not be | uglf monument. ' j BOOSTING THE BUDGET. i S OME remarks which Governor Cornwell made before j ^ the Rotary club of Charleston early last month in I support of die proposed budget amendment to the state constitution are being circulated in pamphlet form, and it i* to be hoped that they will be spread widely between this apd election day. for they present the case for the budget system with admirable simplicity and directness. Few People with a knowledge of public finance, fewer sbll of those who are familiar wtih the methods of large private corporations, would undertake to oppose this movetfj^nt to. Put the finances of West Virginia upon a business Ji*e basis. It is said that there are always two sides to any <J*iestioP- This then seems to be an exception from the r^le. There are, however, plenty of people who are interested ia keeping the system in use at Charleston on the $*>*? old wasteful and haphazard basis, and in the present state of indifference toward the proposed reform Aese people will succeed in defeating Ae amendment if Ae Governor is not given some assistance in his effort to keep Ae ipatter before Ae public. He especially should receive [ rfl?re energetic support from Ac leading newspapers. Republican as will as Democratic. There absolutely is no politics in Ae movement. Governor Hatfield was as strong an advocate of Ae budget system as is Ae present governor and it has Ae endorsement of leaders in boA parties. liut it takes something more Aan Aat to change Ae constitution. It takes votes, and Ae voters ought to be intrusted m Aese remarks wiA which Governor Comwell concludes his remarks to Ae Charleston Rotarians: Jt means to remove a bone of contention fro? the Legislative Salts and to prevent tutor? special sessions. It means system and order in appropriations and expenditures of public money. And lastly It means economy and a saving to the people. According to a dispatch from Parkersburg In The Ti?es tfis morning, "much speculation is rife" around tb? Chancellor hotel as to what action the Democratic sta^e committee will take regarding the resignation of the national committeemanship by Colonel Watson. It i3 dhite possible. Politicians are such naive folk. But aft^r the Warm way In which the late Colonel McGraw i ?jmilicslly speaking, of course?endorsed the Watson | candidacy in that Sentinel interview, which The Times so Prominently reprinted yesterday, there would seem j to bo but one thing to do?resurrect the Taylor county sa??^?agstn speaking in a strictly politically sense? ! an<* put bim back upon the perch from which he so lo?? surveyed the Democratic situation in this state. -o? ffie Germans are near the position from which they staffed their great drive for the coast and the end of the >rar last March and we win soon be able to get an ide* of what may be expetced in the way of a fall campai?b. S?toe of the military observers note signs which indite that the Germans want to stop on their old line. Thi5 has been anticipated for some time. If Marshal w - - ?"? ?~f ?- tWc ft mflfr he , ? -was 3.W0 jn??s away. hosttiofc'w H & ^It* *fiy ?I those hospitals i'oC" mai>-eS no Vigorous yru>-a>i. ? _ acc^Pted as an indication that he does not yet possess strength ??ough to push the Present campaign through to t^o point of driving the invader out of France. If he maintains the pressure which began in July a fall campaign of unprecedented fury may be looked for. Perhaps the present week will show how the affair is going to tu?n. o? A large amount of attention is paM to the report whicll Director General McAdoo has made of the operation of the railroads during the first seven months of fedet^l control to the amount of money that has been saved by reducing the salaries of officers of the rbads. It w*e the general impression, however, that it was not to reduce expenses but to move more freight that the roa<Js were taken over- There is nothing particularly praiseworthy in a record which shows reduction of soa?s expenses, large increases in rvenues and growing deficits without any compensating gain in efficiency. The^e are still too many of the old railroad gang in control at the offices of the Kailroad administration. ? * 0 " - . T*lftat Fash a, the Turkish grand vizier, who Is now in V'Sana. of the opinion that the war will end before winter sets In. He told a Vienna newspaper that "all our enemies will shortly come to recognize that there is a" Sense in continuing the hostilities." Having come to tPat view himself it probably is the most natural thing in tP* world for Talaat to believe that before long the who'6 worW will share the opinion. "We much fear that he it tnistaken. but it will only take one side acting on Such * the?*y to end the war. Perhaps there is a ray of hePe in ^at. ? i take a long vacation from the arduous !dor wiiil wow. I job of bossing the world. *'* " mm* And the Turk will be nnder the necessity of spending his -winters?and f , his summers too?In Asia. with the rain this * ? * * tennoiAss vistiday MaC 22.000.000 more tons of J her *hmla? from coal tave be8B ianled this year than ,A ** tte same i^Tiod Tear. r'af had *o skim the i??*8 * 8??* *"W. but lt si?' nrfther does not amount to much when lt Is m ' compared with that column In the _ , Geological Survey's weekly report +?n!Taf?,e0?^if 3nP?J(I ui ssot eqi Sioqs tppiM 'e** ti?? th? calf UoS due to lack of cirs. rwsll?f?d hi" ter- * * * # Sec- Newt. Baker has arrived In * _ . Prance on another Inspection tour. tenter sports that was on4 yesterday. j-oW ls ^ tJme for the Teuta te fords Were D?ttced <tait yrvit to ?et toP notcb terms. ! * ? r of Tijrkev thinks Newt's first trip made a fire eater .-fore winter out of a pacifist who believed the war itir-* ^ _jl jjuuoiim vAniuupm. on Current Subjects WOMAN EDITORS. From the Clarksburg Exponent. The Buckhannon Record copies a tale from The Xew York World which tells of the Evening Union, oldest newspaper at Atlantic City. N. J., being edited solely by women and puts at the bottom of it?"Clarksburg Exponent please copy." The Record does this for the reason that this paper recently copied some of the mnshy items in The Record, which is edited by a woman, and wondered if all of the newspapers were going to be edited along the' same lines in the future." The Record immediately came back at The Exponent in true journalistic style and The Fairmont West Virginian (and other papers edited by bachelors) copied what the woman editor had to oow with- tho hnm> of fliKcreditlnC The Exponent Let it be understood once and for all that The Exponent does not belittle women newspaper people. The Buckhannon Record, edited by a woman, is.one of the best of northern West Virginia weeklies and it is high time that women were taking more active part in newspaperdom generally throughout West Virginia. -LIBERTY BUILDINGS" AS SOLDIERS' MEMORIALS. From The American City. In ' the Liberty Bell on the front cover of this issue are grouped twentyfive thousand men. There are some fifteen hundred thousand like them in our training camps, and approximately as many more in the American forces over seas. Most of these three million men will return unscathed; some will come back crippled for life; and some will never see their homes again. To those who shall live nnd to those who shall die, the American people will owe a debt they can never repay. But as a visible recognition of that debt, they will wish to erect in every community some fitting memorial. No mere shaft of marble or granite can ever symbolize the Democracy for which this world war is being fought The-war has speeded human progress in many ways. Let it establish yet another precedent. Let oar memorials of this conflict be structures which shall help the living while commemorating the dead. As suggested on the front cover, let us bejin in every community the making of plans for neighborhood houses, to be known as Liberty buildings, in honor of our fellow townsmen who shall have served upon the land or se3 or in the air in this war against tyranny. Some day the strife will end in victory to which men from our own comI munity shall have contributed. "When that day comes let us all be ready in every municipality, with our money pledged?or perhaps already paid in Liberty bonds; with our building plans completed; with an option on the site?if not already donated by the public-scpirited owner; and with an organization already formed to administer the new community home when built Let us plan our Liberty buildings on no niggardly scale. The war has shown that the American people will give lavishly for a great canse. Let us determine the needs of our own community and plan accordingly, including such facilities for recreation, culture. fe'Iowship and public service as a practical idealism may suggest If we live in a large city, several such buildings may be needed ;-if in 3 vilfhge. one will suffice. Let the erection of these Liberty bnildings be begun at such time as I may best help to tide over, in some | measure, the period of readjustment when oar returning soioiers ur uui iudustrial workers shall he in need of employment. And finally, in planning, financing and administration, let us i| OUTBURSTS OF (3Y < Jowss, I've Coy a U5MUNT>T%UM FOR TOUiee ir Y&O C^N Guess to HAT (S IT r-c . TH*T OUGHT TO / 1 | | I IT'S A <Z^Ao.it^icr. ; fN A- COMMON ! tyHO N6GC6CTS j vore !!! |-=j= I - - N- >' y*'. ' * ?V . _ perience, our buyers know Where to buy, What to buy and How to buy it! We are continually in touch with the commercial centers, and not a style-change or price-opportunity escapes us. That's one reason why our values are always good. "Yet only the best known most reliable manufacturers and wholesalers are on our list, for we take every precaution to protect our customers from the mediocre merchandise i that seems to flood the ? ? n j mariceis tnese aays. A Perfect Figure The Right Corset, properly fitted will not only retain the line of a perfect figure, it will improve and eventually make the figure that is not perfect. Into one ! tof grace and beauty. Such corsets j arc our excellent of models of | Lady Ruth and Henderson A Price for Every Purse Lady Ruth at $1.50 to'$4. Henderson at $1-25 to $3. True Values make every possible use of existing 1 commercial and civic bodies, and of the many war service organizations which have been the medium of par triotic effort in these days of strife. For if, when the war shall end,.we of American can tern to constructive works of peace our ne wspirlt and energy of public service, we shall have achieved Liberty and Democracy indeed. s 1 GRASSY RUN ' j Liska Brown and sister, Enid j ' | were calling on Miss Louisa Thompj son Sunday last. Mark Curry, Mrs. G. W. Rudy and daughter, Miss Myrtle, and Miss Kaomi Morgan went to Fairmont Thursday last. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Brown received a letter from their son, Lloyd E. Brown "Wednesday, September 4. stating that he is well and on sea. The letter was written the 17th day of August Evin Satterfield, Dent Powell and I Bill Oftner were calling at Mr. Morris and David Satterfield's Monday last. Mr. and Mrs. Kelson Reggar were writing her father. Samuel Vincent Saturday and Sunday. Miss Cecil Miller is visiting her sister. Mrs. George Satterfield. William Vincent is staying out at his sister's. Mrs. Kelson Reggar. He is working at Brady Meredith's at present MEN REGISTER SEPT. 12. Evety man 18 to 46 ycars of age, except those already registered or in service, mast register for the selective service draft on Sept 12. EVERETT TRUE ;ondo> i Yfcv/ve ?OT M - t I^T 1 H/H-A-r \"T* * \ gall W&3??Sf Hi's Wear?That's i Beautifully Ti ?rsj * W* You ha W w. i many 1 I in youi 1 of AMA V Otux ^ K ever co beautif umn cr They are trimmed to p tray shapes to become evei they would give 'you the i twice as much as they re. many of the distinctive st hats much higher priced. 1 the pick of them will surely to you. Moorehead & Ja: personal co-operation of M ed to offer at the startling 3 price of Reed, Rawk, Knickerbocke ask but a little higher for. Bending our energies I Pit-rnrc -are arp disnlavin 4 MVJk ? w ??. ^ lection of tailored hats, eac own, as low as $3.75. Courtneys' BITS OF II STATE NEWS Robert C. Ramsey, of tbe class of 18. son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ramiey, of 501 Thirteenth avenue, has a position In an aircraft plant near Boson. and Is earning $200 a month as lesigner for airplane engines, saya he Huntington Herald Dispatch. Ramsey qualified for this position mder C. J. Gould, vho is head of the nanual training department of the ligh school. It must be said, however, continues the Herald Dispatch, hat this young man possesses natural mechanical ability out of the orlinary, and that advntge helped him :o hie present lucrative job. Many nigh school boys who hay? lot completed their coarse are earnng big money, although Ramsey is xmsiderable of a leader In that dlection. This condition is worrying the school" heads from Washington down, ind well It may. These boys are going to be mighty reluctant to give ip their "fat" Jobs and go back to the >ooks when the schools reopen. A storm which assumed the proporions of a tornado cut a pathway alnost entirely across the northern part >f Berkeley county, this state, on August 28. wrecking orchards, resilences, churches and farm buildings. >amage estimated at more than $100.100 has already been reported, and It a believed the loss will be much ilgher. In the orchards of Dr. Cliford Sperow. H. P. Thorn and John ?orterfield. five thousand barrels of uaturing apples of the choicest valeties were blown from the trees and inndreds of trees uprooted. The loss n these orchards may be as high as ISOO.OOO. Fifteen barns, four resilences, a score of wagon sheds, many silos and numerous small buildings rere wrecked on farms in the path of :he tornado. All the gragedies do not occur on he battlefields of France. Read the AiiAtrinfl' from the Independent Her lid of Htston: j "The writer and family have lost) their wax hen?a faithful, oldt-ime Fellow chickenw hich has layed an igg. every day of the week, for the past 18 months or two years. She Puns herself between two boards of Per home, breaking her neck, whether by accident or purpose the heaven tor chickens only knows." L.X Hanifan, state supervisor of rural schools, has been named a member of a special committee of the National Education Association, to make a study of rural school consoll AMY ROGERS RICE ! Instructor In piano at the Fairmont State Normal School, opens her fall term Wednesday, Septem- j ber 11. A limited number of pupils In addition to those regularly enrolled at the Normal will be taken. Phone 495-J. I /^yVMCT 52E Our experience covering 27 y 5X will be found advantageous to yo S ness. S We invite you to open an a< M excellent service and advice in w s? 4% on Savings an< ji The Peoples 1 | CAPITA! Shrewd Economy! I immed Hats I I Golden Days J|||9 [ve no doubt come across I >eautiful]y trimmed hats! travels from store to I I HH ut we doubt if you have me across any hats more ill than these new At& !| ease every taste and por-s y face. To look at them | J1 npression that they cost l i^ yle marks only found "he little it costs td secure I 11 prove a pleasant surprise j rdine Specif Models, by I I iss Jardine, we areepabk ft wtm^mI I r and Dahlia Models we jt 1 ^iliara f * my I I I g a truly wonderful col- \ h with a distinction of its | I 108-110 Main SL 9 dations and rural high school fadOJ- j ties la the United states and CaoadS. to be reported to the nest meeting of the association. Mr. Hanlfaa er}U ?conduct the investigation In thla : state and cooperate In the general to- | Keystones Potato Digging Bee is oil ;.:-J Quite a novelty will be resorted to "^9 on Tuesday when a potato digging bee will be observed by eight boys of the Keystone Boys* and Girls* Agriculture " club of Paw Paw district, which la ; formed of youngsters near Grant* All of the boys -will meetat .the borne of Walter Hibbs tomorrow m$ro* ' ins and after digging bis one-eighth acre of potatoes they will visit tb* .'j plots of the other seven boys and .dIg ;,3SJM their potatoes. From Walter home they will visit the fOQowinCf.-13 boys' homes. Francis Hibbs. Harry .'^a Neptnne. Willie Hanght, Roy Straight. , ? John Rlggs, Joshua McCoy and ,0?- . ? ? 1 * Much Acid Phosphate |jH Comes- to the Couu^ ^^H W. E. McComas. county agent of Marlon county, estimates that 2M tons of add phosphate has come Into this county for nse this fall. It Is of the sixteen per cent variety and tbe^ majority of the farmers will place it on their land within a abort time. vMEN REGISTER SEPT. 12^3 Every man 18 to 46 yean of.:afe^'^ except those already registered or m f service, mast register for the selective % service draft on Sept 12, laaffl Equipped] j Incidentally we woijld like to. II 9H mention the fact that every dfr || parte) ent in onr store is well I stocked and thoroughly eqniped ]j with the beat and newest aser- 1 chandlse. V/ May we have the pleasareiCjl serving yon with drag atqre 'J merchandise at right pHeesfS* Phone If yon like?we will send^ljg|t9^B It. - ip~ . " " ; - - . 1 - ;lt us | ears of basis eu la the uwuuuiiaMr M ? in handling your financial bbjd- JN ?jnnt and take advantage of oar 8 ly financial matter yen seed. 3 Time Certificates. National Bank g i > , ;:/W-.-A^- ^^-^SgssKlBaB