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EVENING, DECEMBER 21. 1918.
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
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.
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
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.
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- <
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.
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.
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
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
Bat he probably wont be the last unless
Kink George is going to give up
Presidents are going to be a whole
lot more numerous In the future than
they have been In the past,
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
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*
JOHN J. -MITCHELL. ?
VICTOR- F LAWSON. ?
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
Many Are C;
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
Choice, Dainty and Wholly
Lovable! Both Phillippine
Not one chance in a
thousand of going wrong
ITAtl I A/?f A*AVM
XX JVU OCAdU XiUUl LUXO I
"Niagara Maid7' Glove j
Silk Models attractively
add handsomely hemstitched
by line lace and insertion
?while - still others are
selected plain tailored
Virtually No End to Our
select from-?$1. to $2.50
Envelopes?just as dainty
j_ . ??r
as can De?$z. io to $o.
and durable??5c to ?3.50
Vests?a -woman never
has too many 52 to ?4
surely denote the donor's
The handiwork of our
Islanders shows to wonderful
advantage in these
Remarkable values here
$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
is Just Around
A walk through this stor
highly Useful Gifts?Things
think of, yet things that are
their beauty or usefulness, o:
VV nm pn Slinnino- 1
Or it would t
JwV as wise a thinf
1 cou^ b? ma<*e
jQ|cIn this math
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
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
> . 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
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 "
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. . , - -?*>
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
mid you will surely
;hase one, and what coiddaM
you give that would xntstgc^i
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
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by local cypOtatloai u ttw Cfiwgggj
only om yr*y u> oort cxtitrrnal
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Catarrhal DWhN to ftiwl 'torygto 'I?
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mtond to lit in iifl- OMUtHto^SSM
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