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i j| C-? -' '' -, . It ^1'1''', "*"1 T' MOVING PI(#TUM fiilllNtBft. Wff/ m //m \ I I Cut out the picture on Ml tour sides. gjEj^'carefully (old dottail lino 1 its lfil?i'length. tjhen dotted line 2 and BpraWfev'IWtd each sectloo underneath Mplhitety. When completed turn orsr pp. you'll find a mrprlalnr tesult. pgaVe the pictures. THE WEATHER. HSm!vwffii ^ain fuming to BT myjft snow and colder Local Readings. Hfc;V EVENT8 TONIGHT. ^Kfpld Fellows' hall?Palatine Lodge, phrinn^ building?]Ladies of the GoldI. Bagfllard hall?Marlon Review, Woman's Benefit Association, Maccahee9. Hpt,Vlinterested Also?At a recent meet|Pir the Business Men's Association of P&oftbn. made arrangements to get Bfeto tanch" 'with the Fairmoot ChamCommerce in regard to the Mo p^sngahera Railway passenger service. IM Grafton wants the trains rtm so that ^ ffi^may. make proper connections at Watch Meeting?The watch EjnjftetinE at the First M. B. church last ffpiaff was largely attended hy mem^^mhftiie congregation ootwithstandBpnrthe unfavorable weather oondit missionary program occuram^to:80 to midnight was given over ^^^IttPSoiuecratkra and testimony censor. ^ ^ b86H ^ ' I I [LIS ^ ^ Hopes, Howeever, Course Adopted will be Con- ' servative. r DERinsnin New. United States Senator is Still in the U. S. Army. ^ (Special Dispatch to West; Virginian.) TXT A aUTXIATOM n n , Ton 1 ? Charles E. CofTman, and all other Republicans and no small outfit of Democrats to elect the popular1 and gallahrillajor. Everybody, including Col. C. W. Watson, at present of France, knows what came of that. It was the first meeting between the two of them and, without further ado and waste of space about it, it was some reunion with the accent on the some. Seen at the Wlllard after it. Col. McDermott was in a happy mood. "Major Elkins,' he said, "is still in the army and, although his resignation is pending and will probably be accepted, he Is not talking politics yet. However, I may say for him, that he has no intention of taking any part whatsoever in the organization of the two hotues of the legislature. If he visits Charleston at all, it will be long after the organlaztion is effected. I do not know that it is of the same importance, but you may add for me that I do not expect to be in Charleston until the session is well under way, if at all, "I know thatz-MaJor Elkins, as well as all do, feels a grave interest )n the outcome of the session, and sincerely hope for success, All Republicans must, and, Indeed, do, realize the great responsibility that rests upon the representatives of the party who will compose the Legislature. The. party will he held to a 'strict accountability' for what is done. The times are so unusual and the conditions so unprecedented, that the responsibility is greatly enhanced beyond what it nas ever before been. The greatest care and caution should be observed. The nnABMarlhr rtf nun ntofo wovflrc fn tVo balance. For a time, we should be absolutely conservative, scrupulous in our effprt to be just to all; do what we cab, or do very little if needs be, to lighten the great burdens, unwind the entanglements, and restore the natural laws ot business and the economic machinery, all of which have been seriously interfered with by the war. " Ihope | for a sane, safe, solid, dependable leadership. We can afford to wait a more favorable time than now for legislative experiments, untried legal inventions, and novel innovations of a statutory character. We are confronted right now with a condition and not a theory," and when in doubt it may be best for our state not to do it. I think that the people of the state will.be entirely satisfied, Indeed exceeingly grateful, it the Legislature does only that which all agree must be done, and leaves the rest to another time. "It is up to the Republican party to make good in West Virginia, and I believe that it will. We are all together. The last campaign showed it and the eletcion proved it We are done fighting one another and electing Democrats to office. I don't expect to live to see any more iactlonallsm such as we have had in the party ever again. We are all tired ot it, see the futility and silliness of It. and we are caper ble of settling oar differences early and . presenting a united front to the opposition party. The sentiment of our party is against strife among the leadore. Itdemahdsharmony and unity, and it will get it United we are unbeatable. and that is the way we propose to be henceforth. I can say to yon that Major BHrtns feels that way about it He and his friends will strive to build-up and unite the party, try to do justice to all, and put forth every legitimate effort to make the party representative of the majority opinion of our people, worthy of confidence and trust and victorious because it deserves to be from now on." GoL McDermott in the course of his remarks, stated that he was dot in politics in the sense of cherishing an ambition to run tor office faimselt In fact, bum that standpoint, bo deolared he was not in politics at all. At one time, a few years ago. he was a member of the State 8enate and was president of that body. His friends say of him that he was the best the Senate aver had. TT<U7ni<nU4 A/. Viy WWUt * There was a happy meeting today, the two principal actors being (there were no spectators) Major Davis Elkins, U. S. Senator-elect from West Virginia, and Col. Joseph H. McDermott, of Morgan town. It must be imagined: Likely enough there was smashing he-man blows on the shoulder, mussing up the well-won gold insignia upon the Elkins' uniform, iron-like hand grasps, and a torrent of wordy ejaculations riefly epitomized in, "Dog gone your old pictures, how are you, any oiq now, aucn as men wuu nave a rent friendship and a common cause for jubilation are known to express it. But?well, there were no spectators, and th eimacination of those conversant with the relations of the prominent pair has full license to run amuck. The cause of It all?to revert for a few months?is that Col. Josephus Hannibal McDerihott, of the burg of Morgantown, is the man who conceived the idea, wrote the scenario of the Elkins' candidacy, filmed It, exhibited the histrionic-political product and made a success of it He organized the Elkins' candidacy, put it across, and having nominated his man retired to the background and left it up tn State Chairman William R. Baker. Elects Officers CHARLESTON, W. Tiu, Jan. 1.? The third annudl convention of the West Virginia Hospital Association which has been in session here since Monday afternoon was brought tb a close yesterday, election of officers tor the ensuing year resulting as follows: " President?Dr. J. A. Guthrie, Guthrie hospital, Huntington. First vice president?Dr. Charles F. Hicks, Emergency hospital No. l, Welch. Second vice president?Dr. & B. Lawson, Logan. Secretary-treasurer ? Miss Knight, superintendent C. & 0. hospital, Huntington. Executive committee ? Dr. J. A. Guthrie, Huntington; Dr. W. A. Mc-| Millan, Charleston; Dr. C. A. Wingerter, Wheeling; Dr. P. 0. Claris Wheeling. Chairman membership and auditing committee, Dr. H. H. Farley, Logan; legislative committee, Dr. George A. MacQueen, Dr. W. A. McMillan, Charleston; W. C. Lyon/ superintendent Sheltering Arms hospital, Hansford. The time and place for the next annual meeting of the association is to be determined by the executive committee. The association has an official representation of forty-three of the fiftytwo hospitals in the state, which is the largest percentage of any state in the United States. Hi OF (Continued from page one.) empt from all debts provable August 20,1917. An investigation of the records, the Pittsburgh dispatches state, revealed that Mr. Thompson individually had been discharged from bankruptcy' on December 17,1918." Order Is Held Up. As a result of the protest which the Northern West Virginia Coal Operators' Association and other coal trade organizations made to C. H. Markham, Philadelphia, regional director of the Allegheny region. United tSates Railroad administration, has held up the order making operators pre-pay coal shipments to tidewater points. The order will not be effective until a hearing Ib given to the operators, which will be during this mouth. The order was originally planned to go into effect today. Plenty of Cars. There are 2,453 cars in the Fairmont region today and the placement at 7 o'clock this morning was 1,743. The cars today are clasiried as follows: Coal, 2,378; cake, 69; team truck, 6. Light Loading. With today Now Year's Day the loading in the Fairmont region, it is expected, will not be very heavy. While most of the mines are working many of the miners have quit work for the day, Yesterday's'Loading, There were 837 cars loaded "in the Fairmont region yesterday, Of this number 767 went east and 70 weni west There were 755 coal and 12 coke cars loaded east and 48 coal ana za cone care loaded west Office Closes Down. With this the first of the year today the office of administrative engineer to the state fuel administrator of West Virginia ceased to function. Although the office has been closed R, E. Rightmire will be a busy man dun lng the next week or more closing up his records, Mr. Rightmire has taken his office in the roow now occupied by the state fuel administrator In the Fairmont Trust company building. This is the second division to close of the fuel administration, the first having been the production division. Regional Meetings. A series of regional meetings have been arranged by F. J. Patton, secretary of the Northern West Virginia Cpal Operators' Association. They include gatherings at Morgan town, Clarksburg and Fairmont, but no dates have been set as yet, Matters to be brought u pat the meeting at the Notional Coal Association In Washington, D. C? on January 8," will be discussed in advance of that session, Isner In Elktns, R. B. Isner, district representative 11.A TTmUaJ ru_t w 1 --a? u? uid uuiuai ouu.es ruei administration, in the Fairmont region, left here for Eikins last night He will spend New Year's Day at his home in Eikins and will return to Fairmont tomorrow. M. & W. Working Again, With the advent of the new year the Morgantown and Wheeling Railroad company Btarted operations. This is the means of bringing considerable coal to the Monongahefa Railway, which carries it to various points tor operators in the .Morgantown section. Taking the Soldiers. R. M, HSte in the conduct of his mines has directed that soldier boys, who had previously been connected with the mines, be given the right of way. While the Hlte mines at Morgan and Kingmont have an adequate number or men they need some at Francis mine, Home from Merpantown, 0. H. Kimmel, connected with the district representative's office of the Uniied States Fuel administration, was In Morgantown yesterday, He was at his desk In the local office today. Mr. Wolfe's Quest, Lieutenant Commander John Holmes Magnifier, Washington, D. C., United States Navy, Is the guest of hio cousin, John M. Wolfe, general supuger of the Jamison Coal and tOoke company operations in the Fairmont region. Miners' Classes.. Next Monday minora' classes w^ll start In the Fairmont region. The state of West VJrgmla has .appropriated a sum of money for?the education of miners, and W^ Virginia University, Morgantoim; with the cooperation of the coal oqmpanles has established night schools at' the mines In several eommnaltles for miners and mine workers. Insttfictlon Is given at the mines after wording hours and at a time most suitable to tboMvorkmon along educational lines. It affords the minor a Pbance tolsecure an education tow; January 7th at Watson; January 8th at Mobongah; January Mb at Ida May; January 1Mb at Gypsy; January 13th at Clarksburg; January 14tto at Wataon; January 15th at Monongahp January 13th at Ida May; January 17th at Gypey. Argentine Needs Coat. Although Argentine apparently has felt the war less than probably any other country, according to reports it la sorely in need of an adequate coal supply . The coal shortage has been keenly felt and the railroads extending to the lumber camps well in the interior are strained in carrying fueL Buenos Aires had endeavored to save coal by the observance of light conservation. Coal to Martinique. Imports of coal at Martinique (French West Indies) last year totalled 78,763.1 metric tons of which amount 74,308.8 metric tons were received from the United States. Yankees in Russia Forcing the Fighting ARCHANGEL, Tuesday, Dec. 31? (By Associated Press)?-American troops yesterday recaptured the cillage of Pagash in the middle sector of the northern uussian front and today pushed forward their line a distance of two miles south of the village in the direction of Vologda. ? * TV . V "I T-I ? .Released from army Taken on Old Charge Deputy United States Marshal Moore has returned from Clarksburg where he arrested Arden Beck, charged with bringing whiskey from Marietta, Ohio, to Clarksburg last June. Beck went into service about the time he was to have been arrested last year has Just been discharged. He was taken before Commissioner Lohm and alter a hearing was held tor the action of the grand Jury in Parkersburg next month . Not able to furnish bond he was placed in Jail at Clarksburg. Suspects in $700 Robbery Released Fred Fishehenko and John Makenko were brought before Justice Conaway yesterday afternoon on charge of stealing $700 from Mike Bilianko Saturday night. They were released because o! lack of sufficient evidence to hold them. Mike claims he took the money out of the bank intending to pay a visit to New York. He left It in his overcoat pocket while he went upstairs to dress.' Both Fred and John roomed in the same house and were there at the time of the robbery, the only men, according to Mike who knew he had the money. Mike was surry iuudcu at. uio vuru vi auains auu bates awfully to lose his money. -Jl L - ammmmmmmmm Preston Comity ~Bnckwheat, home style, tor breakfast each morning. spaaaaasomam m / M I ^ I When 1 Virgini IxX g quality | that an I Cj5?t bj i}i | - Ijrjj i j Them 5 ; ...*? ?I! \ j j! ' s! | : :|WS| 9 11 yyy''"' UUN I ifUL 9V ||S Only Paid Employes of fhe 1 Administration Have ! Dropped Out. ! Today the partial demobilization of I the Food Administration very materlI ally reduced the working force at atate headquarters. E. W. Oglebay, federal food administrator for West Virginia, has been asked by the authorities 'at Washington to dismiss all paid workers at state headquarters, but to retain i the services of the voluntary workers, including county food administrators, and as a skeleton organization to continue the enforcement of price regulations and to prevent profiteering in , food products, and to form a basis of a new organization, should future requirements demand it ! Partial demobilization of the food I administration and the withdrawal of I many of its rules and regulations have i j given many the Impression in some quarters that all food administration I activities have ceased or are shortly to i I cease. This Is not the case, however. The act, creating the food admlnis- i tratlon, imposes upon the administration certain obligations which continue until presidential proclamation releases us from the food control- act, l and particularly the obligation to curb ' UrofitlMkrinf* nwrl onneiiUit? ? r ???o ? aycvuiauuii 111 ncen- 1 sed food products This function mtjst continue to be performed and there is no intenthm of relaxing in this direc tion. It has been possible, now, that peace ; has been asssured, to cancel many reqnirements for reports and many de- * tails of the regulations, but the protit margains and rules have been for the most part retained, and will be enforced by the revocation of licenses and other appropriate penalties. It is expected that it will be possible from time to time to remove certain commodities from the license Hsf, but this will be listed to commodities which do not seem to be eubject to the possbllity of speculation and profiteering. In other words, there Is much work still beforo the food administration to provide more than 20.000,000 tons of food for export for relief of many millions of people facing famine and at the same time protect the American consumer by cnrblng profiteering and speculation in foodstuffs ?? Italy is Mobilizing 1 Against Bolshevsm (By Associated PresB) ! COPENHAGEN, Jan. 1,?Largo forces of Italian troops are concentrated near Innsbrueck, Austria; and, according to reports from Berlin, it is presumed the concentration is directed against Munich. Berlin reports say that if bolshevism breaks out in south Germany the Italian troops will occupy that region. I * V "Concentration Is the ? .'.?. k... iminate Mi you buy advertisii an," you . deal i , and enjoy the e absolutely not d ou can dominate r concentrating in iu vv^aii ? JN'.i:' f " ' V'. fj : v"j-iy . iW6paper"Neai the West Virginia aper that prints its . - V : - :> u Therefore LeRoy Spencr Is Glad the War is \L, Ovre. Leroy Spencer, who for a number ol years was a meat cutter with the Wis meat market was a cook with the headquarters company of the 3141b field artilllcry, In which command theie are quite a number of Marion county young men,.has written the following lotter to his father, George B Spencer, who lives just outside the city on Rural route No. 1: Dear Dad and All: Well. I am etlll on the front, but the great war Is all over, and hero is one (myself) thai certainly is glad, for It is not verj pleasant to lay down and go to sleep at nights or try too, when the Germans are sending 3 to 6 inch shells over, and they are bursting all around you. Well. I have seen great sights, thing! that I never can forget, and I have had some very close calls myself. The last city which the Germans were drives cut. in fact, the one we are in now, we had just advanced about four miles, and started a fire in a building, as we all had to keep under cover much as possible. Well, old Jerry got one of his big gns working, and got range on us, and bang, hang, bang. The third took most of the rcof off, but as luck was no one way hurt, except one fellow got a wound In the arm. Well, all tbo boys In our company are well, that Is. with us: soma have been gassed and sent to hospital, and others are among the missing. Well, Inventoi IN PADS $1 JANUARY FIRST, with soon be upon us. Why not tory sheets and have a com When you have your Invent permanently for you, or can sr. Either method will ma! for reference. Fairmont Printing ar FAIRl^NT, WEST , . IVVI ff?*l fTffTf**TTTffTff ??Tfft*ff?ffTn : :.j '4Jir.i - ;-1. Nation"# Watchword" ? ' irion Coui 4 ng space in 1 r n known quant benefit or know eviated from.; Marion county JvjM ' fSjj&fcl Mvf If irtfin! 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