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v.-.s ,??nrlattd Pram is ueftaMir entitled to tbs nas for
tmSgmMsafloa^ot all atv> dupttelws credited to It or not
HOmMW credited hi this newspaper and also the local
|ggMg>gtM>KM?eretn.jtM^iidhts of^repnollcatton of special
MPS. 1108. 1107. An departments reached
BMBBtidwUMut Kepresentatlve. ROBERT E. WARP.
5 Cats Avenue. New York: 0 S. Wabash Ave.. Chicago.
Payable fa advance only.) On* ya*r IS.00;
00; three months. tLM; one month. 00c.
SB?<Xa Fhlrmont.) On* year. 17.00; six
oo* month. 60c; one week. 15c. Per corv
MBfev" '
B?(OntaM* of Fairmont.) One month. 78c;
11 By eerrler Three Cent*,
loos Mytbto in adrasM t
for caiuage In address glvs old as well as
tsfPostofOee at Fairmont. West Virginia. as
m oar carrier routes felling to get The West
evening should call -WESTERN UNION."
tad give name and residence and s messenger
paper to your door at once. There Is no
subscriber for this service.
~ 1 i
fb- 'r.-' BpalmSng aw stand, bp dividing aw feUL
^- V Then Join at bona*, brave Americans aR,
were taken to preserve a permanent record
B=fP?tfe -Maxim county boys who have laid down their
Hn^^e jernee of their country and humanity upon the
S33?n? the Great War. Two of our young heroes
MmlBKafcfe'been reported killed in action, and it is ineviJBn^Uirelfiat
there-shall "be others. There should be some for.1
testimonial of the value those who remain at home
BafiE^togyac. Aiv^aT-nfice. and it should be provided as soon
IwtiSpaaiK^iintd'in such a maimer that it will serve as an
pndeiL .to -all to go about whatever duty falls to our
wgh all the patriotic fervor and self effacement^ that a
i . ial n( cram> Irrnd *tc all that is needed.
Ipbtbe costly. The essential thing is that it be
i'-z.aagig' of access, suitably located and so
^Sltfc name of each devoted laditnay be added
jgn*"""! is erected and dedicated it will be found
old some formal exercise every time a new name
itotbefist. That would be but small return for
?boysiand their parents offered up on die altar
iShvitohr. but it would be formal acknowledgehe-debt
die firing owe. and it would p#rove wonmtommg
to die morale of the home staying war
Roman's dub, it is understood, has undertaken
re a Record of the local participation in the war.
don and care of such a memorial would be a
aitrof such a.labor of love and gratitude, but if
anon, because it is a county instead of a Fairmont
ir jnotaace. the dub does not care to accept such
on; it could quite as appropriatdy be taken up by
I^lNCE figures for the first seven months of. the |
tent year, ended July' 31. make interesting reading |
ileal of trade statistics. On the import side they
mports of crude materials for use in manufacturt
$f30.000,000 in value, as compared with
000 die seven months period^before the outtaled
$213,000,000 compared with $225,or
last year's period, and $142,000,000 for
eriod. With respect to groups on which foreign
expended and which competed with our mills,
ed -foodstuffs totaled $267,000,000 for 1918.
with $234,000,000 for the 1917 period;
es-for further use in manufacture, $339,000. nd-with
$313,000,000 manufactures ready
ptiso (finished) $230,000,000 for both perioral
of these three groups for the 1918 period
J00.000 compared with $777,000,000 for the
d jsiiid $593,000,000 the similar seven months
STWar. or an increase of 41 per cent in our
Austria and Belgium, exporters of manuficKfs?
out of the running, and the rest of Europe
elnupor portion of her energies to war indiisxport
side, crude materials totaled $482,000.^918;
compared with $353,000,000 for the
J328;000,000 for the 1914 periods. Crude
XX) for the 1917. and $80,000,000 for the
(5fe Partly or wholly manufactured foodstuffs
.000.000 for die 1918 period, compared with
MQ.for die 1917 and $152,000,000 for the
j?J '33he tremendous stocks of sugar. Sour,
ds. efc^. account chiefly for this. The most
" - * - ? ? a a t u
*- bxve to do with toe partly and wnouy j
' ' - tT If thit 13 * foreri
season Is going to ]
^t3SB!IE*E^%1C>TT |L'L' be more football a
[email protected] kj 1 Ur JT In the game this ye
. - - A good old fashi
- ' by the players with
MB5g^-Sife? * Instead of the brat
ehfUy in the neighbor- and coaches ought ti
EBBgS^wftere the B. V. Da left oir " *
KSmbtT&r. .While yon are g
i coat the o. o. just
... Is patriotic to wear
Mp'/fdh.-S littlb like something , .
BBBwKwberiiapii not necessiry to To be sure lots c
BsH&feat that was as far as it wait. to worry over the <
Bw tbafball rainlTitsttn at W.* v. TJ. Their kind uncle <
* " And it -wont be tt
^^$390,000,000.' respectively, in 1914.
Comparing die 1918 with the 1917 period, we have
an increaie for die former in three groups of imports requiring
artisan nidi] of $59,000,000. and a decrease m the
two groups of manufactures for export of $608,000,000.
Under the Democratic tariff policy dot import trade in
manufactures has come to stay, and to be augmented by
the keenest of European- competition when peace comes,
and the warring powers seek to pay their indebtedness, with
goods instead of gold. But our exports most, of course.
come to a sadden halt. Daring die first seven months of
1912. which was under die protect! re policy, oar imparts
totaled $1,019^)00.000. compared with $1,787,000.000
for the- first seven months _of the current year, an
increase for die later period at die rate of nearly $110.000,000
a month, or about $1.320,000,000 annually.
How long does President Wilson think die United States
could continue to absorb between $3,000,000,000 and
$4,000,000,000 of imports and meet an animal obligation
of $4,000,000,000 of taxes raised from income, the
fruit of American industry? Yet that is the program in
dtided in a removal ot all economic bamers.
BEFORE Woodrow Wilson entered public life be was
one of die world's foremost educators. It may safely
be assumed, therefore., that it was die schoolman even more
than die President who, under date of July 21 this year,
addressed the following letter to Secretary of the Interior
My Dear Mr. Secretary:?I am pleased to
know that despite the unusual hardens imposed
upon our people by the war they have
maintained their schools and other agencies
of education so nearly at their normal efficiency.
That this should be continued throughout
the war and that, in as far as the draft
law will permit, there should be no falling off
In attendance -in elementary schools, high
schools or colleges is a~ matter of the very
greatest importance, affecting both our
strength In war and our national welfare and
efficiency when the war is over. So long as
the war continues there will be constant need
of very luge numbers oZ men and women of
the highest and most thorough training for
war service in many lines. After the war
there will be urgent need not only for trained
leadership in all lines of industrial, commer-?- ?
?- ? Ufa Vn* o vnnr Mrh
average of intelligence and preparation on the
part of all the people. I would therefore urge
that the people continue to give generous support
to their schools of all grades and that the
schools adjust themselves as wisely as possible
to the new conditions to the end that no
boy or girl shall have less opportunity for
education because of the war and that the
. Nation may be strengthened as it can only be
through the right education of all its people.
In view of die increased attendance and die deeper interest
which both Superintendent Wilson and Superintendent
Hustead report, die people of Fairmont have reason to
feel that in one respect at least they are carrying on just,
as die chief executive would wish diem to.
Resumption of activity by General Allenby's army in
Palestine taken in connection with the campaign in !
Macedonia jputs the Turks between two flres. either one
of which Is serious enough to give rise to the most
serious anxiety. Taken together they might lead eventually
to putting Turkey out of the war. And that
would be giving the politicians of the German General
Staff a chance to look at the other side of their favorite
stategy of separating the enemy and dealing with him
in detail. With Turkey out Bulgaria would be easy to
dispose of and all the time the Central powers wonld
be up against a stone wall with no great new country
to turn to for aid such as the Entente had when Russia
went to pieces and the fatuous militarists of Germany
were bent upon driving the United States into the -war.
At Cramps ship yard yesterday a number of men
struck because baseball players, actors, pugilists and
other favorites of a frivolous public have been placed
above them as bosses. No one will blame honest workmen
for thus expressing their objection to such a state
of affairs. This is no time and the ship yards are no .
place for playing favorites. But Cramps is an old ship
yard where the traditon that pull and public work go
hand in hand will persist until some of the higher nps
%re made to feel the weight of the Director General's
disciplinary hand.
o 1
President Wilson's flat announcement that he is not
only going to "fix a price for raw cotton but take over |
the distribution of the stocks on hand will Increase the :
distaste for the war among the Democratic politicians
of the cotton states, but the refit of the country and the
represe natives of the governments associated with us
In the war upon Germany will hail it as evidence that
the administration has at last mastered np the courage
to do its obvious duty. With price fixing and government
control for every other staple the Immunity of
cotton was a national scandal and a rank injustice to
the people who are forced to depend upon cotton fabric
to maintain health and comfort.
Hindenburg Is out in an appeal to the German army
to keep right on fighting, no matter what peace foolishness
the politicians hack home may Indulge in. It is
not difficult to understand his uneasiness over the situation
which has been created by the abortive peace
gesture made by Austria. The German General Staff
had a hand in what happened in Russia and it Is still
fresh in the minds of" the German high commanders.
Well, they may keep the army from deliberately Quitting.
but they cannot compel it to fight as it did as late,
as last March. The great German army is licked and
it is beginning to realize it.
Berlin hiss sent a gracious reply to the Viennese peace
note. But Berlin is in that condition which win impel
it to send just as courteous -a repiy to toe naveave nations
when they say. "stand and deliver."
inner of what the papers say we all bans oar coats np
produce there will aith when warm weather comes,
nd less "science" either.
* Beginning to look as if that cam*
Xr-ta Macedonia was an effort to
ns? the trainers see which side could run the fastest
> draw big crowds, .
With the chances in favor of the
.iving 1. y.'s over- Bnlgars.
remember that it ,
old clothes. Who know their throats will he cot
" If they are caught
tary most of the
That kind of an outlook would make
* even the B. & O. run.
if guys wont have ? >
.vercoat problem. Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Martin aVS litvillhuy
them one. I41? daughter Leslie are spending the
{week end with Mrs. Martin's mother,
i* uncle the fanny Ur*. MamiM Sturm, near BUiiImt.
antrae friends. Sat Isn't It ahsord j
to sttxlbateto one the name of friend
whom yon know- to "bo otherwise.
The true name of a false friend is
The right name of s tree friend is
Editoriol Comment
on Current Subjects
From the Woman's Home Companion.
He Is a member of the British Commission
to this country, and he was
commenting on the achievements of
America in France.
"When the full story is told, it will
be one of the most inspiring records
of history," he said. "No one wHb has
not been there can Imagine it. The
port where yonr troops land has been
transformed as if by a miracle. Great
piers stretch oat into the harbor;
lines of railroad, laid with American
rails by American engineers and traveled
by American locomotives, stretch
away toward the battle lines. Huge
j store-houses cover the adjoining acres
for miles. I tell yon. it is marvelous
what yon have accomplished!"
And then he added, in afterthought: |
"Ton are pouring out money as If:
it didn't cost anything."
Pouring out money as if It didn't >
cost anything?that is our record in 1
the war thus far. Our first year cost j
us billions more than the 'first year
of any other nation. And now we arc i
asked to raise in three weeks the larg-:
est loan ever subscribed by the peo-!
pie of any nation. j
We are running this war in the most j
extravagant fashion; and there is not)
a man. woman or child in America
who wants it conducted in any other
way. Why? Because we value speed
mere than money: and speed is al
ways extravagant.
Speed means more guns brought >
more quickly into play, and more am- j
munition to feed them. Speed means f
ships built at high cost because of"
overtime wages; it means airplane
plans discarded as fast as new im-'
provemen's come along. It means all
tills?end we bear the cost of it glad- \
ly. without regret For Speed means
a quicker, surer Victory, and onr boys i
earlier home again.
"I beat the Austrians because they
did not know the value of five minutes.**
said Napoleon. His rule for
v.ctory was to be on the ground first ,
'with the most guns. "I owe all my i
Miccets in life to having been a quar-!
tsr of an hour bclore my time,** Lord
Nelson once remarked. His victories,
too. vera victories of speed.
The cry of t vary American woman'
tocher government today should be
"Spend money faster!" Every ounce
of ner thought and energy during the 1
three weeks dedicated to the fourth
Liberty Loan shonld be employed in 1
arousing in her own household and
the households of her neighbors an
eagerness to lend every possible penny.
and to lend it quickly.
Thus the fourth Liberty Loan may
become a message of far-flung encouragement
to onr boys ?ctoss the t
seas; a message of unpleasant augury 1
to their foes. For every bulletin of i
the mounting millions will cry out in ;
tones unmistakable: J
"we are raisiag a grcauo* IUUU wau <
men and women have ever raised. We
are 'raising it Jn three weeks, when
smaller loans have taken fonr. Money
is nothing to ns?we sacrifice it gladly
for the sake of speed. For the sake
of a quicker victory, and the return
of our boys to their homes.**
/ In the spirit of that message let as
face the greatest loan in history; a '
loan too large to be subscribed by
banks and business houses?so large 1
that it must come out of the little eooii- i
omies of women. A Mothers I oan? <
a cry from the heart of American worn- ;
anhod for Speed. (
l> _ ? ? ?
All supplimented by a
knowledge of your tastes
and requiremtnts which
we have gained from oui
years of dealing with yor
Conditions have made il
dificult to present satisfactory
Nevertheless- you wil
find that our stocks are
more complete than ever
in former years. Moreover
you will note with
pleasure, that our. prices
are less than . you have
been led to expect you
would have to pay this
New Glove Time is Here
Here are the Best Kid,
Silk and Fabric Gloves to
Be Had. Priced Most
Not only should yon purchase
them because the better dresset
people do so, but the reason thai
the war situation i; almost certair
to cause a further increase In price
and decrease in the supply of de
nendable Qualities.
"New Kid In Grey. Tan. Brown,
and Black.
True Values
What People Say
and Sortie Side Remarks
Judge D. J. F. Strother. of McDowell
county. In his remarks at the
War convention In Charleston this
week, observed:
"The list Liberty Loan campaign
was to stave off defeat;
this one is to bring victory."
Hon. William Mather Lewis, executive
secretary of the National Committee
of Patriotic* Societies, was freiiuently
interrupted with applause daring
his speech to war workers Tuesday
night but the greatest enthusiasm
followed this remark:
"Let's stop this weak-minded
t.ynpaiBy ior me uenuan in
Daring round table discussion 8t
the War convention at Charleston this
week the big load bSing carried bv
the banks was mentioned repeatedly
and Senator R. E. Talbott, or Philippi.
won applause when he made the
"Fortunately the bank stock is
owned by the men who are best
able to stand a loss."
To Nashville.
Miss Caxiine Stealer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stealey and Miss
Lucy Kelley leave Sunday for Nashrille
Tern, where they will attend Belnont
College. Miss Stealey was a stalest
at Belmont the past school year
ind Miss Kelley studied at Maryland
College at Lutherville Md.
:cs. "?RdtoM & Co.,
C?CCA<S:of 3LC_.
;NTC<??e M:
3l>C >COO Wntomj 1
: The Suits and Co
Find ii
t A Superl
FyT\ One wo
dbdWI A thinking i
Mpi I 1 k son that
. ^^rrSr? f manufact
fl J Ha 61306 on ^
I IV' ^rom our
hat prep:
^ | j .libit lack;
s The styles are noveland
varied?and above all,
| Practical! We have carefu
. ed fashions that we know v
to you and we offer them i
intensively interesting disp]
| ces much lower than you ,
= pect to find on such garme
! own opinion is that styles
attractive than those of anj
son and our opinion is v<
that of our customers.
- Courtneys'
From California.
I M. A. Kemjall. a former resident of
j Dent's Ron. now living In HoltvIDe,
j (California, has arrived tor a visit-with
inenas ana rtiauves m aiaaaaiKivu
and vicinity.
Raising Residence.
David Kaplan, who now owns the
residence in Main street formerly
owned by Edward Roach, who moved
west, is raising the building. The
aim is to put the property above reach
of high water.
Chicken Supper,
i Many members of-the M- E. church
!' attended a chicken supper held in the
basement of the church Thursday
Off for School.
I Miss Effie Anderson,'Harold Jones,
| Dallas Hamilton and Dale Turner will
: leave tomorrow for Morgan town where
j they w!U enter W. V. U. for the com!
ing term.
Son Born.
; A nine pound son was born to Mr.
| and Mrs. Edgar Haugh Saturday, September
Home from Navy.
Arthur Hopwood, of the medical
; department of the navy, on the V. S.
S. Solace, has arived from Norfolk.
Va.. for a visit wit bhis parents.'Mr.
rid Mrs. George Hopwood. Sr.. in Farbee
j Good Gas Wells.
; Two good gas wells were complet:
ed in tho Gump field at Curtlsville
| this week. The Fairmont Gas company
got a million and a half-producer
I from the Gordon sand on the Rebecca
I k rummage farm, tise fiiai. Gr.rdcn sa.td
producer in the field. The Manufac
turers Heat and Light company got
a million foot producer on the P. H.
. Gumn farm in the Innnn sand.
Local People Wed.
Walter Gray and Miss Emma Phillips,
well known yonng people of this
city, were married Wednesday afternoon
at the Nazarene church, by the
pastor. Rev. O. L. Benedum. They
will reside In Mannlngton.
Gave Dance.
Local yonng people gave an enjoyable
dance in Eagles ball last evening
in honor of Donald Caster and Cleo
Hanght who leave Sunday for TJ. 6.
army service.
Hotel Arrivals.
Wells?C. F. Yost. Wades town; J.
R. Mills, Newark, O.; B. E. Beer.
Moondsville; Okey. Baker. Logansport;
V. W. TJllom. Mroomfleld; D. B.
McDongal, Fannington; J. D. Wayne,
Reader; T. E. Little, New Matamor
as, O; James Snyder, W. K. Simpson,
Wm. Glasscock, Clem Snodgress, Mobley;
E. B. Evans, Seven Fines; L.
M. Hayes. L. E. Hickman. Smith field;
John H. Londesslager, Fairmont.
Bartlett ? Carl L. Shaman. Albert
W. Knnde, W. C- Thomas. Pittsbnrgh;
L. L. Wheaton, W. F. McGann, WheelIng;
Jay Shldeler. Ashland, O; Thoa.
W. Zombrnmen. Bnckhannon; E. H.
White. G. A. Beoford. M. Henneman.
a w *r ? Pfll'WW.
W8W ZOr&f A* X? Oftnif?i w*? M*
M Our experience covering 27 7
o Win be found advantageous to y*
3 nes*
55 We Invite you to open an a
| j* excellent eerrloe and advice la a
? 4% on Savings an
? The Peoples J
i Exhibition of the
uld have been foxgiven fb^4|
in the beginning of the he?|?I
the difficulties^ beseting J.
y i
" j
108-110 Main St- \ 1
F. H. Fleer. Philadelphia; s
mer. MoundsvUle; W D. Benedict. 3
Masslllon, O.; Wm. A. OOlts, Brook-' -vw
lyn; Ona West. Spencer; V. A- FCen- M
dall. HoltrlUe, CaL; J. K. Meyers^tfl
burg; S. Stern, Baltimore. J |g
Mrs. A. W. Prjcbard and
Miss Lacy have returned from n/ratt..:SRg
with friends in Wheeling. .
Master Audrey Arnet, ofgnnet; %"j|
was the guest of friends in
Mrs. John B." Atkinson hasrettrnfr 1
ed from a visit with her ahter, JW- '^|
Burns. In Marietta. Ohio.Fred
Black has returned M
business trip to the oB fields -.hKxeWv^^H
'"(SSesL EUake hasretaroe^^^^^H
Bradford. Pa. whet* he was eeneo. ^
by the death of a relative.
Charles Phillips. Jr.. and
I Hamilton have returned from a no?r y m
Iness visit in Clarksburg.
Ing for a vislt^^^eastero^riOe*. jfl
yesterday morning ftwn a business >dS
visit In Baltimore, Md. .
John H.
ha^arrived for a visltwith her daughter.
Mrs. Edgar Hattgh. ^ ^
home In
Mrs. John Harbaugh and^Bdta^
retnrne^tojhetr home
Miss Mary ?aer,
a guest at the home of nr.
Harry J.^Ms^ewsjnMj^bn*^
here for a visit with hw htottsc.^H. .
B. Stealey'and
day from Rochester. Minn- *h?resh? j
had been a patient at }layo bt|wn?gy
having undergone ?%c*qi;riSfe-Jg
lion several^weeks^ago^^Sne ni^*U*n^
Write'or phone ns yonr regiih*
ments to buy or
" - I"' '
s.- - ' Ijg
ear? of business in the community 33
m In handling jotzf Wga&j>L JJj
a lime uerancawa. - gaggM
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