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^WMBjHwIniioct Frtntliwr ?ml Pnlrtlshtng Company. Y-trfan Building. Adams and Qnincy Stx ^-. .'Ssr. J. WiKGKU laacau Mnastr. B&KVSBQcr. I A. RAT 11AFQU - Editor. I Adrertbiat Muaccr. HBBcaXSL?a#--V. KEOIC. Circulation Uanuc. ? v member of the associated press. |nq^Aw6ckted Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for BflMUidoD of as news dispatches credited to it or out HlllilMeSrcrdttcd-lit tills newspaper and also the local MMydMbhcd liarcia. All rights of republication of special BfwjSWies herein are-also reserved. HfcUiEraOXES?1105. llWw 1107. All departments reached MjfSOftMljapovaie eTchnnse. ^ fffMsoalsn1 Advertising Representative. KDUgET E. WARD. ffi^pj>|i Af(Mie.^ew Vnrk; 5 a. Wabash Ave.. Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. ^MBSP^kEAELi? (Payable In advance only.) One year 11.00; Hr^ohIK E00; three months. S1.SC; one montU. 00c. R?ig??(In Fairmont. > One year. X..00: six BSp6stfO^K;<*a?0!- one month, 60c; one weclc. 10c. Per ooi-v i-J_ZSEiS??^TER_tOnt^, of Fairmont! One month. 78c: 1 Itefe'ttc. By carrier Three Cents. wBiaalptlOBa payable lu advance . svasJdug tor change la address sire old as wen aa jScd-'aC-Ihe fustofflee ui fairmuni. West Virginia. ?a otr^yoo5NU"?ON'^>ER CAUL cclhers oa our carrier routes Calling to set The West twwoar evening should can "WESTERN UNION." MsjTactand pve name and residence and a messenger HByer a papei to your door at once. Them la no gtiytlM snbscrlher forthlg service. EVENING, DECEMBER 21. 1918. . \i THE AMERICAN'S CREED. eVcin the United Stales of America as a govern Hie-people, bp the people, for the people, whose >ersare defined from the consent of the governed; afacp.in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many i Stales; a perfect Union, one and inseparable, ed upon those principle* of freedom, equality, jusI'humanity for jthich American patriots sacrificed js epnd fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty hiafitty to love it; to support its Constitution; to laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against jgfofr--*' j announcement that the women of the state mean itnsjcnew their- fight for an act requiring registration ;;S?ftirfiuand deaths, especially births, which will be jaSjwjefefl w&h some show of respect by doctors and midj wiye^'was to have-been expected. West Virginia ought to 'Ti* n law and it is to be hoped that when the time l^wui^ithe^iends of the measure will make the kind of a 9 ?pt 5cw it which will focus the attention of not only the : legislature but of the people of the entire asit^tands attempts to secure registration of roiflnnil ill iilT11 by paying a fee of 25 cents for .each MBtife^A-penalty of $10 is provided for failure to register. ?gtoaagc&nth*s'tjine in which to perform the duty is given. ^mdf^Faugv- physician was ever compelled^ to pay the ten has escapted our attention. Vet there are B^toSSstamces irr the course of every year when the regislffriittfe?,of births is neglected. ianjmjustice to the child and to the mother, and BffntgBwfi1. iliiIf tfrat some steps were taken to see that every Byffitbat'takes place in West Virginia is fully and proropti> <1 The club women of this county should see before die Marion county legislators start for gjrChai&stoa . they are fully acquainted with the desires of ^H^^cV^^utehts in this vitally important matter. DANGEROUS COMPETITORS. BB^rjEt-itte all more or less familiar with the idea that the has changed the political map of the world !^.v i v r ? . .1 . _ A 2S* 11 I I and we looK rorwara 10 ine ume wnen we wui ue > see what the new arrangement looks like when it is |oat before our eyes in different colored blocks. But r-not so well acquainted with the fact that economic is -quite as profound, and. as far as the immediate -fUtis " MMaceined, more important, have taken m.Jhe'economic balance and that this country party emerged from the war with some keen competitors yfcpe only possible rivals when the war began. : two most important of these are India and Japan, ir^tass;coming along fast and will loom large as sotin pphbcaluirrest there can be quieted so that industry krc.a: chance to develop with some reasonable guar>f security. Even before the summer of 1914 we Se> the effect of Japanese competition in certain pjapam then was. comparatively speaking, a poor ^ ' T6e war made Japan rich, and the natural effect new wealth was to stimulate production of goods ^terfinto world trade. What has happened in ^?et;3oitb in the following extracts from an article jgjptiblidied by The American Economist: <tod*hrtrtal expansion In India became so ^rl^ed'aa to Induce the British Government i^hcaea&e; its restrictions on dotations which id^(iehn.;pzpvided in the Indian Companies Bt -of .1913. This act became effective on 1914; yet in 1914-1915 there were XUfzed 112 companies with an aggregate Ifftbi fv,ed capital of about $14,000.000. In formed vrtth an aggregate authorfttBtt capital of about 599,000.000. There -was a;',steady Increase In the average size of the .. V . i organizations. Altogether more than S192.- * j?> " ' .OW,OM have been invested In Indian Indus- *y| trial Institutions during the four years of the ?3? ?1k ixAmaag the first institutions developed were ^ $~>:thdse'Xorthe .tanning of hides. Daring 1913||jra?|?Xztdia exported 1,632.000 hundred-weight I h$dcs nnd skins and 298,000 hundred-. . -j weight .of 'leather, rained in the aggregate at 8?wSofc#52,0e*0,000. Of this amount the UnitjVgggtitfes todk 5T.2,"000.000 worth. Now there ^^la^%ood;demaeml^or all sorts of leather artls --des ln-.India, including shoes. The tanning Stobtifemtzj^is growing rapidly. , * 1 ' : _ PTTOHwi' -t! hooze across the lh *4' - " ' near Martlnshnrg wi Ir* ' ^TUFF rection ot United &a?xroi3?*-?-. I Wonder if this is BtjBbnSs^lWrmsTT bas the least in- states Marshal Smit .ngtbe right tTifng about flee in the court bou - ft is about time for jf jj jg, d " .'is^me.'-- across the state to K fci * " * bootleggers? wuwmW - ... t^at 4 niid on guvs WLrr' WaJ ^-LiiiiUyy Makingjrot&fertrm tharkdoabled. The Report of the Britiah Committee on Commercial. and. Industrial Policy - alter the -war calls attention to the aetere competition of the Indian jute manufacturers. Also a marked expansion Of the cotton -weaving Industry of India has taken place in the pan.three years, especially the lapt year. I Production rose nearly 50 per cent above the normal pre-war'average, reaching the enormous amount of more than 500,0/00,000 yards. The number of looms has Increased to 110,800 or 26 per cent. In toe twelve monans irom April, 1918, the quantity of octton goods produced in radian mills was 660,576,000 pounds of yarn and 381,404,000 pounds of woven goods. Coarse yarns decreased and line and medium yarns Increased. American long staple cotton is now being introduced into India, which, trill tend to increase the product of fine and medium cloths. _ The development of electrical .undertakings' is uprogrossing rapidly, and electrical power is. being.introduced.andLis looked forward to as a great boon. The Hydro-Electric Power Company of Bombay 13 the. largest undertaking of its kind in Xndla^. and when - completed will produce aboat 60.000 hone-power.- Host of the machinery for these electrical .developments come from the United States. Iron and steel workings and engineering industries generally have received an impetus from the war. Brass- and gunmetal wort is being developed. - Jute mill machinery is being mabuafctared. and.a steel plate mill.is being projected, with facilities' for making all kinds of structural steeL Labor is notoriously cheap in both India and Japan and the Japanese ships, which are subsidized by die government and maintained on a scale so low that they have always been considered unfair competitors in die carrying trades, will be prepared to handle a large commerce. These conditions on top of the fact that the new factories in the east must find new outlets for their products now make their possible competition with the products of American factories a serious menace which congress cannot grapple with too soon. We do not expect Ant the present congress will do anything, but die next one, which will .be Republican in both bouses, ought to be prepared to act zs soon as it can get organized. CERMANTS NEW FRONT. WAY off here m the West Vijjpriia hills we dp not know a lot about what is going., on in Germany, but it is permissible to guess, and our guess is that if] Hindenburg and the rest of the high up Prussian army chiefs do attempt to establish a new German west front; and start a counter revolution, .Germany is going to have a civil war which will be terribly destructive to human life, if not of property, while it lasts. That the Prussian Junker and military clique is capable of making a desperate last effort to save their situation it is easy to believe. They have been the dominant people in Germany and under any government that is based upon democratic ideas they are bound to lose power and prestige. To their way of thinking a political forlorn hope is justified. That they would be able to command the support of a luge percentage of the Prussian section of die army and perhaps of some of the Bavarian commands, although that is not so sure, probably is true, but a serious amount of demoralization and disintegration has already taken place ; in the German army, and the men since they got back home have evinced great interest in and sympathy for the radical political leaders. What Ac struggle would develop into j if a military and Junker counter revolution were to be at? j a - * ' 1 v?'j : a a a _< I lernpiea wouia aepcna prcuy rnuui upuu iiuvr tuuui v* au appetite for fighting these fellows still have. As far as the Allies are concerned, the proposed new German front does not mean much. There probably is enough war supplies in Germany for the Germans to make war upon each other, but good care was taken in the terms of the armistice to see that they could not resume the war against their old foes. ~?: o As a sharp reminder that conditions have not been standing still in the east while the world has had its in- : terest centered on the war in Europe, comes the announcement that a Japanese finacier has been appointed , financial adviser to the' Chinese government. This is a : post which tor many years was always held by an Eng- < llshman ? ] Up to Thursday night reports received at Bed Cross i headquarters indicated that 11,000,000 people had an- ; swered the Christmas Boll Call. These figures will be 1 greatly increased in the final statements, of course, but , they show conclusively what the American people think j ot the Red Cross. It is a privilege which no public i spirited American man or woman should deny themselves to belong; to this great organization. o Carl R. Gray, who was president of the Western Maryland railroad when the governemnt took over the roads, and who then became director of the division of operations in the railroad administration, has resigned and will take a long rest. No one is more entitled to a vacation. The task which Mr. Gray undertook was a tremendous one and he discharged the duties of it with splendid success. o President Wilson, who might have strengthened his position if he had told the American people frankly before he went Just why he was going to Europe, gave an interview to a reporter of the London Times which is called an explanation of his purpose, but the average American reader will he just as much in the dark after reading it as he was before. A.great deal of effort Is being made to .create the. Impression that any expressions of'opinion'in this country regarding the Peace conference that are open to the Interpretation of being . critical of him are liable to weaken Mr. Wilson's position over there, but while the American people can see the necessity for support of the President, they And themselves handicapped because of a lack of a clear understanding of what he stands for. ? : ? 1 Lord Northdlffe, the British Journalist whose ability * to gauge the trend of thought in the British isles has 1 miae nyn one 01 umj iqobi pvwwiui jvmumibw iu m?c world, came oat yesterday in a statement advocating J open diplomacy in the settlement of the questions growtag oat of the war. This is right in line with the American desire and Northcliffe's advocacy of it is most encouraging. for what the United States and Great Britain want in a matter, of this kind is likely to be Lccomplished. ' >' le in automobiles New York to Chicago by air ipall tots made "under dl- day. States Man hall * ? This Is the fbgrth day. the same TJolted -: * * * h who has his of-1 ' the way. It does not. function this, 36'in FaifmontT ' strongly reminds one of the local pos talsituation. he'go all the .way ' : V find automobile .There w^s up. graft ? *- I ' This Is anew way of saying, "not guilty, bat pay the costs." m m m London dispatches say President Wilson, wlvi is to he a guest at Buckingham palace next week. wilt .'he the Irst president to he an overnight guest Chore.. m ? m Bat he probably wont be the last unless Kink George is going to give up atertalning. Presidents are going to be a whole lot more numerous In the future than they have been In the past, v And kinks are going to be fewer. * * Bat of course If Cousin George does not like the presidents and cant get the-kinks he could put up representatives of the.masses. judging by the way things have been going over there for the past two years the masses probably would not like the simple living in the kink's establishment. /.* - Guy pinched last night bad 13 quarts of. barrel .whiskey and one quare of "devil brand." . * . Took the latter along probably so that the 13 hoodoo wonld not" get him. . * ? . Bat then be must have left his rabbit foot at home. Man can't be too carelul these dajs. j LETTERS TO I i | THE EDITOR i CHICAGO. Dec. 19.?[Editor The West Virginian.]?In our opinion, the j acid test of popular government Is ap-1 j preaching. By a. co-operation never | equalled, wo have, helped to win the j i greatest way in history. This crisis has brought cur people from, all walks j Of life together.for a common purpose. We must keep together. It. wil not do to, relax our effort now We have problems before us second only in importance to winning the war and it will require the united effort of all cur people in patriotic service if we are to win the victory of p^ace. We must baild up a new civilization In which Individual qualities will play a larger part?the rating of a man must be based upon what he is and does, and not upon whose son or grandsonhe chances to be. or the amount of money he has. We face a futnre that calls for stoat hearts, clear heads and vieorous man hood. The war has saddled as -with a I very heavy burden, and to meet It ] successfully demands an Increase of | our man-p.iwer and the necessity to maintain if at the maximum. Indeed, after orderly conditions are established the most important of Americas assets is man-power, flow shall this be built up? The way is open and easy?Military Training of the youth of the land, our years' experience has demonstrated the necessity for this and. made our duty dear. We have put through our training I camps over two millions of onr young ! men. an! we know what it has done for them. It would be hard to over-1 state the benefits. They have-learned : personal hvglene. how to care for their bodies and to ward off disease; their mentality'he? been speeded up. their shoulders squared and broadened, their lung capacity. on the average, nearly doubled. They now stand'erect. with muscles hard as nail's?they are fit and ready for any undertaking requiring courage.and endurance They have learned obedience to authority, one of the greatest lessons for our youth to learn and surely needed by nost of them; thdy have increased selfrespect and a proper consideration for ihe rights of others, and have acquired a keener appreciation of the duties ind obligations of, citizenship. The tour.li'ng of elbows In the training camp3 of boys of al nationalities. !rom all parts of the country and from si! walks of life, and training; them without distinction, will prove to be the real melting pot that will Americanize our citizens of the future and create a common bond of sympathy and understanding: that should keep ahr people together and to destroy, ir at least, minimize, class distinction. Every.boy in the land will be _ >etter for such training. This training would be very bene- n Iclal 'to mi.!<lle-aged business and pro- ^ tessional men. as has been demon- 0] strated at Flattsburg and Fort heri- i? ian. The tVar Department recently c, rathorlz 3d another such camp at Lou- tj isyflle. Ky. to be known as Camp s Pershing. It is a part of Camp Taylot rhis. we understand, opens early in i rannary. It presents an opportunity for ? those at and approaching-middle life hat will make them better and strongsr men. No other plan devised within Dur knowledge "will do so much in a ihort time for health, strength and eficiency as Military Training. It will " remake American' manhood, and it Is as necessary for peace as - it is fob f* iV&P JOHN J. -MITCHELL. ? VICTOR- F LAWSON. ? El'RIPLEY. w C7RCS H. McCORMICK, ? NOTE?The above is from some rj of the foremost men in the conn try. ~ Mr. Mitchell is president of the Illinois * - S?vlnp? UaTilr nhirazo; Ml. r Lawson Is publisher of theChlcag^^ Daily News; Ripley is the preat-1 ** lent of the Sahte Fe Railroad, and ^ dr. McCormlck Is president of .the- In- JH :ernatlonal Harvester Co. j "I Wood county was formed from Har-1 (1 rison by Act of the Assembly passed 1 J December 21, 1789. by -which It was [ g ieclared "that all that part of tie I g sotmty of Harrison lying westwardly [ hi ofa line to begin, thirty-miles fronr the t g Ohio river, on a line dividing the epnn- [ 4 ties ofHarriaon and Kanawha; thence I northeasterly to- intersect the Hne of (ri Ohio county-at-twenty-one' mRes: d&- j ?l tance fronr theOhlo-riTer orrwstralght j q With rhristniJ Many Are C; Enthusiasm Here At Highest Pitch! Enthusiasm is an intangible but highly important asset of our business. Like Justice - it is something that cannot be seen, but can. be very strongly felt. We are enthusiastic about our business?every one of us. We do not'like half-hearted methods and we do not tolerate them either in ourselves or in our co-workers. Choice, Dainty and Wholly Lovable! Both Phillippine and Glove Silk Underthings. Not one chance in a thousand of going wrong ITAtl I A/?f A*AVM XX JVU OCAdU XiUUl LUXO I complete stock. "Niagara Maid7' Glove j Silk Models attractively add handsomely hemstitched models entranced by line lace and insertion ?while - still others are selected plain tailored styles. Virtually No End to Our Assortments! [jamisoles?hundreds to select from-?$1. to $2.50 Envelopes?just as dainty j_ . ??r as can De?$z. io to $o. Bloomers?very sensible, and durable??5c to ?3.50 Vests?a -woman never has too many 52 to ?4 Philippine Undergarments surely denote the donor's good taste. The handiwork of our Islanders shows to wonderful advantage in these dainty garments. Remarkable values here at $2-75 to 54.75 Reliable Advertising C amed in honor of James Wood (the o an of Col. James Wood, the founder F C Winchester, Virginia), -who had oon olo/ifn/1 onvf?mdp of Virginia Ue ember 1,1786. William Lowther was ^ ze first sheriff of the county and John tokely the first clerk. , , i Lero Letter Reaches \ Here By "Usual Mail s Today Trevey Nutter, secretary of 5 le Fairmont Business Hen's Asso iation, received a letter from the 5; erial League of America, congratuitlng him upon his appointment as a lember-of the committee of aero nan- ~ c aairs of this city. The letter carries an aero mail ruber stamp impression, -while the govmment postage stamp is that ot an eroplaae thereon. The probabilities re that it was the design of those in . barge to mall the letter by aeroplane portion of the way from Chicago, but ; was necessary to use the regular tail service because of no flight As result the mail had been marked as 1 it had .been carried by aeroplane. Jhristmas Cheer for Yanks Over There Correspondence of Associated Press.) , LONDON,' Nov 21?If your son Is i France or Kngland at Christmas [me yen needn't necessarily feel that e is losing all the joy of'life. Peraps he is; going to have the opportunity to. a reel Wngivyfc Christmas. .Invitations have been issued to as aany American soldiers and sailors s possible in. France, through Y. M:. A. secretaries there, and those in j /alues is Just Around aught WittuNo Give?But D( A walk through this stor highly Useful Gifts?Things think of, yet things that are their beauty or usefulness, o: It's Wonder&I VV nm pn Slinnino- 1 'This Or it would t JwV as wise a thinf 1 cou^ b? ma<*e jQ|cIn this math j2?wM~L of-fancy, mP' *s entirely a m; (m? 1 Sense 11 \ rill Christmas S \\ \'3f was never invi \\ If. than a comfort \\ 1\ one of fashion ? hA^' ion as well as jf* there need be +Jr stock is HERE APPROVE OF THESE P ARE MOST ATTRACTIVE ? .* * The Price Range Has 1 NOW $11.75 to $85.00 A. New Suit i and at Th There's No Reason Why $15.00 $25 For For Suits that sold for Suits that $18.50 to $25-Ou $2830 t( Savings Invested in these Suit) daily dividend in comfort and Satis Can You Use a Sweater? If you can or if you-wantone as a gift for some friend or relative?tnen we advise you to inspect the smart models we . are showing. Bright, attractive colors in both wool and Fibre. Many .new Fish tailed models?others fitted at the waist?while there are the belted and sash models, too. We have priced them so jrou can afford one or more $4.75 to $12.50 ourtneys7 Store > . top of the padding and eye the oasted pig'in families who are to do vervthing possible to make thlslioliay one that the American guest wilt lwaya remember. Invitations poured in to the .'Interlational Y. M. C. A. Hosiptality .eague from many farms outside of. iOndon, too,?from Devonshire, where I iding and shooting were offered from J Scotland and from Ireiana^^^^^^^ "I want two boys for the whole of heir leave," one Irish woman writes. I am going to give them, the kind of IhTistmas. by boys would have 'liked ! they had not been killed la Prance." ' ' - r " PN and-Select a pair of Shoel * the person neglectedto tH be appreciated Xmas day ! | e, will suggest dozer you probably would nev sore to please eitfrer/lgfi?! ;' " V 1 . ~. < - ie. wonaenuiTi?we r ; as a woman could do, to do by "her famfly. ^ - - ' (| ml >r there is no need foraaqfl , or foKanylsentifeiit. itter of Pract^sd Cdimnon j avings and Gift -Money I ssted in anything-, hi^er | able Coat! Provided?it is j|i ind of quality and the fagpi^ 1 the quality about -wide no doubt, as. long., qs this JiJ to choose from. YOUTLLI RICES?THE " SAVlN^lH ' i. . , - -?*> 5een Rat' '??lv Ixwered*p| foil Shouldn't Have It! I .00 $40.00 m sold for Suits that iaki;for ? $4250 f49J50 tO;?7Sy? _. -;W at THESE PRICES Look at These Nfe*<l Kimonos mid you will surely ;hase one, and what coiddaM you give that would xntstgc^i more complete Such a gift willbe useful every day in the year. In Crepe de Chine andVCot- 'M ton Crepe, Copen,R(|||M afford excellent jselecjtib: the prices 'attrac&v&r^-g $2-75 to $1?;.: Xffi -~ - - ? -? - m. - - - m *r? n > '^kUM3H by local cypOtatloai u ttw Cfiwgggj only om yr*y u> oort cxtitrrnal ud that to to a ceaaUiattoMil"^(totoMMMEB Catarrhal DWhN to ftiwl 'torygto 'I? em m >i< Df mf mW b|IbC!''4AI InWomH Too haro * rnniMthttoii^jSggHM cio?n._py?gn??_ mtond to lit in iifl- OMUtHto^SSM "w? arm tin Obo Roadtot DaMMwifie|il My oaaa at Ouurtud SMtMttoU'tlMMKfl toowta il^bT - . . ; to " v ' - - - ? J V II fl M ' i.iiiSi^i^^j AMimiV I oHHiiH - ?.' ?5^&^b@s?SH^^| -_ ^ j - M / j or ConforfSaiiVB 1? a 3av M cxchmifc* * '< >v -J /. V >" " - *}r- . ^- v' A '