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Editor. I AdnrtWnc SBapr.
A8IEB V. SZDia Circulation jfsns?r.
: M8ER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
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|HBfeMfeSliieeil sews dispatches credited to It or not
tti newspaper snd also tbe local
BplSiMiBrt^wte. All rights of repuolica tlon of special
HBRpSpbflS btrelil axe also reserved.
ag^^PiylNNi?llOB.j llQg. 1107. An departments reached
BBBfei&dwtoac Representative. ROBERT E- WARP.
Wp^'IIMI|t Xew Jork: 6 a Wabash Ave-. Chicago.
.subscription rates.
IknN* &> advance only.) On* jwr Tf.00;
SO; tbnt months. I1.5C: one month. 60c.
ER?(In Fairmont.) One year. 17.00; alz
om month. 60c; one -week. 15c. Per copv
B?<Octslde of Fairmont.) Oca month. 75c;
By curler Three Cents,
loot in tdvtsct
f Cor Chance In address gtv? old as welJ as
bsPntoCea at Fairmont. West Virginia, as
1DONT GET YOUR PAPER CALL
g| -western union."
Mar carrier routes falling to uret The West
essoins should can "WESTERN UNION."
sdctve same and residence and a messenger
.paper to your door at once. There is no
juisulber for this service.
lWA.: ?? S JT " i'
IBBs^'f B'" "i A dxDtd' *1
v -Then. jam in hands, brave Americans a'd
JSxPLAINING THE CAS SITUATION.
^^^Bk3[WKCK?x'
PSmBtufiy to die people m a series of advertisements
SS& the ?W'sitn&tion and die necessity of increased revenue
jSntoiwiri3k to make an effort to provide sufficient gas for
^fie^BHpfeamd- industries of Fairmont, the Monongahela
X^aBey Traction company has pursued a proper course.
BSflBM^odr realizes that every item of material has inapuicastd
from 100 per cent to 300 per cent, while general
an average of 100 per cent. These
W~~^"*ea'fiai?E, of course, increased the cost of die oper
-- a a ?' 'xvoSiam ?m?mv%*viw vavw
IjP oqwillinn U1 UiC X lOVAlUU WiUp?uaj *w J _
Jut it is stated by tbe Traction company that
leaved from the increase in the price of gas
not so much for meeting increased costs as >
5 -new territory that has been acquired, and |
of pipe lines to this new territory, and, if
purchase of gas from independent producers
purpose of endeavoring to secure enough
te requirements of this community,
a of the increase will fall tnost heavily on
sing plants of the city. It was only last
e price of gas to manufacturing plants was
r,twdve cents per thousand feet to eighteen
nsand feet and the increase from eighteen
and feet to twenty-five oents per thousand j
trial purposes was agreed to by the mant j
the rate was therefore accordingly approved
i Service commission. While die manufacy
do not desire to increase their expenses,
>t object to die additional increase in the rate j
that they were willing to pay the additional ;
Iconic! be assured of an adequate supply. In j
phe question is not so much a matter of price j
of supply, in order to keep their plants run- i
ion company has also applied for an increase
ic rate for gas. the new rate asked for being
B cxcess of the indusbial rate. The domestic
lot been increased for many years, and under ;
tale of rates die domestic consumers -will have '
supply over the manufacturing plants.
sailing the matter to the people, the Traction {
mdeavoring to show that the matter of an j
ily of gas is of mutual concern U the people
?on company and it is not with a view of
earnings of die gas department. It is asking
bear -a share of die large amount which it
n an effort to effect an increase in die gas
>est die gas business is a gamble, and if the
pariy Should not succeed in getting an addiof
gas. th^ capital expended in the new deI
be an entire loss to it It would seem,
t a spirit of cooperation such as was manipart
of the manufacturers should likewise be
:
?1 _ i worry because no <
^ | 4 S<lltAbIe nazne tor
'- of a nice nifty nan
. could be remembere
t mystery about the con- look well in a crac
een the brewers the
Times Is how an editor But nothing ever
know such rich folks as pendous exp^pditnr
.
So let's Just can:
it comes to bartenders? _ *,*
iis ? ? The Great Alibi s
he 'best friends editors
nsfiflj
ske money from editors gm M1P1
ring It to them. tWnl
. ?
Is that the gentle Arthur Robert Ferguson,
by friends out ty soldier in the wa
in camp when the
farmer's henhouse.
EB -Is afraid the Teut *r- ed the rooster as b
: now that the lads back in front of the coloi
a office hare started to wrung the fowl's h<
ace. the head and feathi
officer's tent. Next
r Would if they did not farmer tracked tb<
ras n) place to so but colonel's tent, and
when he charged i
^^^^sEraft-ttisy .XO there they will have cally denied it at fli
rinded he mnst bav
BSSJSt'ilS?' * bis sleep and paid
company's gonna quit ?>
H8^b> public .what time It is. Husband Rea
* * Mrs. June Johnw
Kttfii quJt dohig any more things, received word of t
e only thing they will be doing her husband in Frai
BSBOting the bills. Lee on August 26.
s-'r'- ** * * * * '
HB^Cs ail on account of the war. Klectricity has h
different purposes
nit a lot Of blame the poor old bold.
* Texas, has a wonn
'J# of years ago folks used to who works nine bo
j .
transcendent reason wily President Wilson could entertain
no other thought than curt rejection of Austria's malevolent
&
pcatsc p?ywai? . - i&sdsaSTCSESH era as -*s- fjhwk -a Tim
? a personal war:
It was forced upon a peaceful world by die personal
ambitons of Wffliehn of Hobeazoflenw ably aided and
abetted by Franz Josef of Hapibngg.
Franz Josef, it's to be hoped, is paying die penalty~for
bis crimes in the other world. He escaped the just wrath
of die outraged peoples of the wprld by a few years.
But Kaiser W3helm must be made to suffer in this
world as well as in die next He must pay a personal
penalty for a personal crime?the most atrocious in die
world's history.
The chances are that when his crimes are crushed die
kaiser wiD can on the trusty sword he talks so much about
and defeat the allies* purpose to make him suffer- Nothing
short of that event must be permitted to sway the allies
in their personal fight for the head of Wilhelm tbe Damned.
There must be no sentimentality about it Was die
kaiser wiD lean on the trusty sword he talks so much about
Lasitania? ?
Tearing him limb from limb would not be too brutal, if
the punishment were made to fit the crime.
"The penalty can be left for the future to decide. It is
sufficient now for the allies to bend every effort toward the
personal punishment of the maniac of Potsdam.
Already the artful Hun propagandists are beginning
their campaign to awaken sympathy for their hated leader.
Stories of tbe illness of the German empress, of the careworn
appearance of the kaiser's face, of his hair turning
white; rumors of his abdication?all may be set down to
Htm propaganda.
These early efforts to sain him clemency must fail. The
allies must be a stern judge in passing sentence. No neutral
should be allowed to give him asylum. There must
be no Elba from which William, like Napoleon, can return
to vaster power. The St Helena to which die kaiser
goes must be for him the last jumping-off place.
o
I Newspapers never pay any attention to unsigned let|
ters or letters that are signed with nom de plumes, but
| this is a fact that is sometimes overlooked by people
| who write to the papers. Recently The West Virginian
I has received several very intersting communications
which it would have been glad to print had the writers
enclosed their cards or a slip containing their names
and addresses as an evidence of good faith. The West
Virginian is always willing to print letters without at
the same time printing the real name of the writer, but
it must have the name for its own information. If our
friends will bear this in mind when they write to us
more of their letters will see the light of day.
o j
No one who i6 at all familiar with the newspaper j
publishing world was surprised when Alien Property j
Custodian Palmer developed the fact that Arthur Bris- i
bane's Washington Times was bought with money put-1
up by the brewers of the country, but it is rather un-.
expected to find ground for suspicion that there is a
close community of interest between The Times under I
its present ownership and the German propagandists in;
this country. And if Mr. Palmer is prepared to make j
his charge to that effect stick it is going to prove decidedly
embarrassing to Joe Tumulty, secretary to the
President, Secretary of the Navy Daniels and the other
southerners close to President Wilson, in and ont of
Congress, who control the Democratic party and In the
past have neglected no opportunity to display evidences
or their great admiration and affection for Mr. Brisbane.
In short, Mr. Palmer seems to have uncovered a scandal
which will go a long way toward shaking the confidence
of the nation in the Democratic party as it is now constituted.
v
Comment in the German newspapers upon the reception
accorded the Austrian peace proposal dwells much
upon the injuries which Germans have sustained
throughout the world as an offset to the harm the war
has done to the people of Entente countries. That has
been great, of course. Germany is a ruined nation. But
the German mind will have to learn that In addition
they must pay heavily for the crime of starting this
war.
Ten thousand prisoners taken and 60 big guns captured
in two days fighting around St. Quentin show that
big things are still being accomplished in reducing the
military power of the Germans in spite of the appearance
of quietness upon the west front.
o
If the Bulgarian army knows what is good for Bulgaria
it will stand and fight where it is. Tenderness to
a fallen foe has never been a weakness of the Balkan
people, ana ine deroiaas irnvc a iciiiu*o ucw vi ??v ?
square. If they get on Bulgarian soil new horrors are
certain to be added to the war.
me had discovered ?il
the war. Wliact People Say
its trying to think " J
ae, something that :
i?%jm8Sgt and Some Side Remarks
I "
came of this stu- __ _ _ _ , . .
e of mental force. Mrs" George Poffenharg-r. chalr
man of the Woman's. Liberty Loan
It? Committee, was intrcdnced to J. Walter
Barnes, federal fuel administrator
wu*- for West Virginia, at the luncheon a!
the Charleston Elks Club Tuesday,
am. SS5BSS1I where war workers in convention connN5EJE|11^8/
havtaiTmet to someBySS
?(/??.ago?at the Huntington Democratic
' * ' * convention in 18SS, when A. B. Flema
Randolph conn- ?r
r of 1812. was once m E? ?22lL?
* participate in politics in this state.
^flmsoaniuek- and nominated John W. English for
e a ?J the snp?me court at that
fd'a tent, when he Mr. Barnes recalled all
sra ta^frtHit of the
the Irate ???*"* dIsmis8*id * ?M?*
a feathers to the e^J; __.. x .? .v?..
created an uproar TG3 NBAIt ^
the officer with years a??
t colonel- emphati st.
but finally con- Former Governor MacCorkle. who
s made the raid In 18 general chairman of the Fourth
for the chickens. Liberty loan, being thus reminded of
age took occasion to emphasize that
ehes France. it is how old a man feels that counts,
m. of EJdora. has ?od not a matter of years. To muafae
safe arrival of trate he declared:
ice. He left Camp **Iam as good as any young man
to be found-among the West Viri
ginla hills, and can do more wcrk
sen ?d?pt?ws to 4S than any of them that I have run
about the house- across."
- - ?1 ? ?V? - ? ? ?? . ?f?..l i? TT?*44a<V
pyara ai Mousion. pue msunmue m ???> ; j
m oakum spinner States at the end of 1917 exceeded I
urs ererv day. I $60,090,600,060. ' '
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meeting? A party of ns went t one
this summer tally agreed that no mat
ter what we saw or how contrary tc
crar own religions beliefs, we wonld do
all in our power to comprehend and
appreciate the other fellows viewpoint.
We started early for we had
qoite a walk along a dark road in the
couutty. We - weer qnite en
ergetlrally among onrselres. stopping
oow and then to listen to the crickata
and frogs or a low wind in the trees
which sounded like rain, so that we
did sot realize how far away from the
inhabited part of town we were. Suddenly
we stepped, startled; every last
one of ns. A sound mnch like the
screaming of frightened cnaaren
caused ns to grab hold of one another
in a huddled bunch at one side of the
road. For a moment we were speechleas.
and then one of ns laughed hysterically?"Don't
be silly?that's only
the Holy Boilers?they hare started:""
weall said in chorus.
So we hastened along single file,
through a narrow pathway leading to
a deserted barn, a light from which
showed us the way. When we .reached
the place we stopped again, not
knowing Just-what we were supposed
to do. We looked inside and saw row
after row of seats made of lonk "boards
placed on boxes. We solemnly enter
:d finding onr way to the vory las?
row at the back. Here we could lea;
?.?inst the hart itself, wtrpn w<
whispered was much more comfortable
than sitting straight up. Though
oar feet did not toach the floor and
soon all of them went to sleep, the
rest of as stayed so wide awake we
hust all over! Though many yean
should pass, we should never forge!
that meeting! About a dozen Hoi;
Rollers were kneeling before a platform
when we entered. These men
and women were taering their hair,
waving their hands and bodies back
and forth and all screaming as loud
as they could in different keys and
pitches! No two of them made a
noise in the same place on the s?Uc.
Some shouted. "What'll i do. whal'il
I do! whatll I do! until I for one
wro ted to answer back at the top o!
my voice. "Do for pity's sake stop!"
But I remembered that tthcrs had a
right to tholr own religious methods
of procedure aid I refrained.
Others called forth various sentences.
Some said. "Strike me dead
if I'm not right, God?strike me dead,
God, I say It and I mean it, if I'm not
right, strike me dead!" Without at
all meaning to let my mind wander
from the subject in hand. I ran over In
mv mind the. storv of the gentleman
who walked up and down distractedly
because he had neglected to put insurance
on a valuable building which
was burning before his eyes. He said.
"Oh. God, I wish I was dead?I wish I
was dead!" and pretty soon a brick
$ell on bis head. Startled, he hastily
added in a low tone, "Dear God. don't
take me seriously!" I wondered what
sort of a commotion would take place
if suddenly these men and women
should begin to drop literally dead!
Did they really feel so fearfully sure
cf themselves? Perhaps they knew
best?I was no judge.
Soon everyone present began rocking
back and forth, and when they
became so dizzy they could no longer
stick to their somewhat precarious positions
on the slender bench, they fell
sideways and to the floor. Here they
rolled all abont in every direction until
they somehow got themselves to
the middle of the empty space in
front of the platform. By this time
the ' leaders were rolling splendidly,
tnd everybody well in hand., there
went on such a rolling and bumping
and screaming contest as I never saw
before and hope to never"see again!
When everybody was thoroughly tired
out, they relaxed quietly for a few
moments?got themselves up somehow?sat
for several seconds wiping
away tears and straightening collars
?3 ??nit mt back np again
uUU Uttli? ?... w
on the benches. A hymn was sung?
no two people knowing the same tune
tor it, and the -meeting adjourned. We
were introduced all around, asked to
come again, spent a few momenta
reading some of "the colored inscriptions
on' the walls?and departed for
home, sweet home! We had been to
a Holy Roller meeting.
Today starts dull and rainy, and
many of us will wish for a great deal
we have not. Rain somehow starts
the blue devils to going, and accordSecond-hand
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We are dealers in all kinds of
new and second hand Wire RopeWrite
or phone as your requirements
to buy or sell. Pittsburgh
Wire Rope Company. 33 Water St.
Plttsbugb, Pa. Bell Phone 641
Court.
.
I Individuality
I In Box Paner
Individual In writing paper
means a writing paper so distinctly
different that your friends
and neighbors are not using it
when yon are. We carry some
ot the most distinctive and individual
papers ever sold. We
try to buy in large asortments
but small quantities of each
kind. This gives everybody a
fair chance to select the very
individual and strikingly distinctive
paper which they can
claim an their own.
THERE'S
ONLY ONE
WAY TO SECURE
A SATIN SKIN.
"Apply Satin skin cream,
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tnen aaon win
CRANE'S
Drug Store
.
Expenence^
AS supplimented by a
knowledge of your tastes
and requiremtnts which
we have gained from our
years of dealing with you
here.
Conditions have made it
to nresent satis
factory assortments.
Nevertheless' you will
find that our stocks are
more complete than even
in former years. Morei
over you will note with
,; pleasure, that our. prices
|j are less than you have
i been led to expect you
would have to pay this
season.
New Glove Time is Here
Here are the Best Kid,
1 i Silk and Fabric Gloves to
Mncf
XXCiVX? JL X IV^VA AUVWC
; Moderately!
Xot only should yon purchase
them because the better dressed
people do so. but the reason that
the war situation is almost certain
to cause a further increase in price
: j and decrease in the supply of dependable
qualities.
New Kid in Grey, Tan. Brown,
and Black.
I True Values
j
, ing; to statistics, many things happen
which should not have happened?all
to be blamed on the rain. Sunshine
and light bring out the best that is
in us. and whea it tains we have to
get something done under handicap.
Not very long ago I read somewhere
that most of our big crimes had been
committed on dull days?that many
banks had been robbed on a rainy
day?that people committed suicide
on dreary days?but goodness' what's
that got to do with us! Perhaps nothing
at all. but if it is also true that
we are a product of climatic environment.
as Dr. John Draper says?if we
look and act and are pat together according
to the part of the globe in
1 which we were born, "affected by the
amonnt of sunlight and by the sort of
weather which we have; then it mat|
ters a 'great deal how we manage un*
ew/*ao TVonor
aer meviiauio vh^uuiomuivw. ?
goes on to say that we imagine' we
are accomplishing wonders in this
world because we plan so much and
work so hard: but that we are merely
atoms in a mighty current which car.
rles us on and on. He says if he
( conld stand up somewhere above the
: woi Id and watch it working silently
, asfl surely under a rule so qyighty we
' The Government rsc
of our smartest your
jjiSjSH 'round. Oxfordswilll
At the price, this
It fcas a straight stre
* Itt ' >j
The Suits and Co:
Find in
A Superb
UJK One won
f thinking in
son" that
manufactu
ence on Fa
from our s
that prepai
hibit lacks
$50
AND
The styles are novel- 1
and varied?and above all,
Practical! We have careful
ed fashions that we know wi
to you and we offer them n(
intensively interesting displa
ces much lower than you w
pect to find on such garmen
own opinion is that styles a
attractive than those of any ]
son and our opinion is vei
that of our customers.
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Lourtneys
can hardly have a conception of It;
we would no longer fret and fame at
the small things, but would become
instead thoroughly calm and serene.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Moore were calling
on the former's parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Owen Moore, of Winfield.
1 CONSU
Our experience covering 27 yet
?? ?C1 be found advantageous to you
w ness
w We invite you to open an acc
W excellent service and advice in anj
* 4% on Savings and
? The Peoples IN
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g CAPITAJL
omnarrvla oxfords to save leather, 1
ig women already wear them nearly
>e unusually fashionable this Fall am
i Is en extremely popular Walk-Ovi
et-arch, a reatfnl tread, and modish
fc-aee how smart thiswing-tipeflsc*
PSWmHw: -i
|r snap and dash, Gas esqtidtdy-'
Ite by itseK. It baa a Rainbow Arch
I^Im 0% T/ A
Kciyconcavead^. incn uoum occl a
ods with yonr hosiery aa bccath d<
Walk-Over Shoes are as wcfl-tooi
poor home town.
Shurtlefl & \
Good
Exhibition of the Newest
t the begmmng
rers would exert an infhj-;|
11 and Winter styles. ^But
. 9
I Automobile Repairing I ^
I and Rebuilding.
Chasf T. Aultman.
| Y. M. C. A. Alley. | ^
i*^*fi^/?y^yfyfyty<y<yo*tV''^ll
irs of business Is the community K
r financial matter yon need. - S I
Time Certificates. Ipf ^
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