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1 HUjeWcst ^injimanH THE PAPER THAT OOE8 HOME." Hi EVERY JBVENTNO EXCEPT SUNDAY I ^ , Mnnont Printing and Publishing Company. jj-iThe Weat Virginian Building. Adams and Qulnoy Eta. I; ; jngJEPHONBfl?1X88, 11??. 1107. AB departaMnts Ll-reached through private exchange. W. J. WIEGEL, General Manager. HiJASIBSdJ. HERBERT, I SID NET W. WKIOHT, i Editor.! Advertising Manager. BJL' BAT MAPKL, | CHARLES V. REDIC, Superintendent. I Circulation Manager. JAMBS J. DEVINE. National Advertising Representation Clarksburg. W. Va. jftlSnr Tort Office: I Chi capo Office: ' MaoQuoid Ageney. I A. R. Keater, Mgr. 108 Park Are. | 1411 Hartford Bldg. f* The Aaaodated Preea, of which this newspaper la I a member, la entitled exclusively to the uae (or repub| llcatlon of all newa dlepatchea credited to It or not ( . otherwlae credited In thla newspaper and also the looal noma published herein. All rights of republication of | apodal dispatches herein are also reserved. Member Associated Press. Member Audit Bureau of Circulations. Member Amerloan Newspaper Publishers Aafm. Member "Weet Virginia Dally Newspaper Assht SUBSCRIPTION RATE8 BT MAIL?<Payable In advance only.) One year, 85.00; six months, 11.00; three months, $1.80; one month, ?0o. ? jji CARRIER?(In Fairmont.) One year, $7.00: I star monthe, ft.OO: one month, SOc; one week, 15c. < I Per copy. Three Cents. ^ i) v' bt CARRIER? (Outside of Fairmont.) One 11 month. 7Sc; one seek, 18c. By carrier, Three Cents. All subscriptions payable in advance. Hi . When asking for change In address give old as well 11 as new address. I ,Y Entered at the Postofflce at Fairmont, West Ylr 'il glnla, as second class matter. SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1919. I believe in the United Stales of America as a govern menl of the people, bp the people, for the people, ivhose I just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; 1 a democracy in a republic, r. sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, juslice, and humanity for rvhich American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duly to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to 1 obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend il against all enemies. YESTERDAY'S PARADE. IT certainly was a fine parrde, the finest and the most interesting this town ever saw. From the Greater Fair: mont band in the van to die little school children who i brought up the rear there was scarcely a dull spot in it As for the bright spots; the features that drew applause and which are being talked about today, only a complete 5 catalogue of the units in line would be certain to enumerate 5- them all. The abundance of music was a welcome improvement upon die processions that were held here last year. The Moose band in new uniforms, and on formal parade for the first time in Fairmont made a fine impression, and so did the white clad lads of the High school j: drum-corps and the Elks' band of Mannington. But the musical organization that won most hearts was the band of the Cathedral High school. Wheeling, which was ft- l :: i. i i .i v i. < o t i -w uiuugiu acre oy me rvnignis or i~oiumDus. i his band was a revelation to die spectators of what boy musicians can do when they are given an opportunity. As for the parade proper, the point of greatest interest . was easily the fine young men in navy blue and army olive drab whose honor the whole affair was held. They ' inarched practically the entire distance to the sound of clapping hands and cheers. The large number of them in line in spite of the not unnatural prejudice many of them have against going on parade was also very gratifying. Actually , the men who turned out probably did not number a third ? of the county's contribution to the cause, but there were enough of them to give a good idea of what the county did ? in die way of man power in the greatest war in history. Of floats there were many worthy of mention, but the big Victory bridge contributed by the employes of the ' Casey company who built the structure across Coal run ji and are now working on the one across the river stands out f as the most elaborate and best The men who work for the ' Casey oompany have been notable contributors to every f war drive and every parade that has taken place in Fair; moot and they deserve much credit for their patriotism and : their willingness to assist wtih community efforts in a city I where many of them are merely temporary residents. Another tiling that made a deep impression upon the spectators was the large turn out of veterans of the Civil war who rode in automobiles as was befitting their ages. May 30 is peculiarly their day and this year it was merely t borrowed in part from them because it has become a very D miersllv Miflnv }?nrl ?4.I-U ?jj?_ , -?.M MtWIWVIb Wilt 111 WIUU1 I there certainly would be a complete cessation of labor and &,, activities of all kinds, making possible general participation Hghy lodges and other organizations. The veterans acquiescK ed in the plan heartily and they further attested their good h will by themselves taking part in the ceremonies in honor R of the veterans of a later war. Taking it altogether, the way in which the affair was r, handled, the size of it and the interest it created, yesterday's I parade set a new mark for Fairmont and it reflected great credit upon every one who had a hand in the management Hi of it from Chairman J. .Walter Bames right on down the EXPORT COAL. WIN theory the foreign demand for coal should have been V: 1 keeping die mines of this country running full ever since ' the first of the year. As a matter of fact there has been ? very little such business in comparison with the demand. It For this there are two reasons. There were few ships that Kl "" Anyhow they hai I ruff stuff 7rzr Kll?? ? lived vp to they Wonder If they are still In distress h over West Virginia going dry at the I " ? k Uwiuj? 1 Wsmflrrr If tQie jto the jrtzct wine I I 1 THE WEST VIRGIN could be profitably toed in coal carrying, and at die star Amoican mine u|iei?tuii were poorly organknl to talc care of business in other countries. Chairman Hurley near makes the welcome animmmnee that the United States Shipping board is in position to aDo cate all the shipping that the mining industry of die oonntr can make me of. and dm corporations that were hash} formed to ? - and handle foreign business sere begmnm to fumtiuu satisfactorily. Some milling for foreign accom has already bem dene in this region and the figures for cos expui'-s are beginning to mount However, the prospect is not yet altogether satisfactory for the simple reason that the railroads are in no bette position to handle shipments from the mine fields to th coast than they were last fall, and as traffic increases th difficulties of the coal carrying roads will multiply. Th obvious lesson to be learned from this prospect is that some thing ought to be done at once to improve internal shippini facilities. AT LAST A TARIFF FLOP. PHE weather vane has swung once more. In 1912 * Woodrow Wilson ran for president upon a platform the opening declaration of which was: "We declare It to be a fundamental principle of the Democratic party that the Federal Government, under the Constitution, has no right or power to Impose or collect tariff duties except for the purpose of revenue." On May 20, 1919, Wilson's view of the power of th I- cderal Government, under the Constitution, had changed for he said in his message to Congress: "There are parts of our tariff system which need prompt attention. The experiences of the war have mado It plain that In some cases too great reliance on foreign supply is dangerous, and that in determining certain parts of our tariff policy domestic considerations must be borne in mind which are political as well aa economic." It took Woodrow Wilson more than six years to lean what Republican campaigners were telling the country ii 1912 and had been telling for years before. From th< "fundamental" principle that Congress has no constitu tional right or power to impose import duties for any othe purpose than revenue, he has made the acknowledgmen that "political and economic" considerations may also shapt our policies. He now wants tariff laws that will constituti a "weapon of retaliation." Thus President Wilson agrees with Republicans tha tariff laws may have other purposes than revenue, anc having made that concession, there is no limit to the pur poses such laws may have. But he is not in agreemen with Republicans, yet, as to the other purposes whicl should govern. He wants tariff laws as weapons of retal iation. Republicans want them as developers of America! industry. Wilson wants tariffs which are to be used onlj against nations that discriminate against us. Republican: want tariffs that protect the American producer agains every nation that produces cheaper than we, whether thos< uuivi iiauuuo aic lusciuninating against us or not. The Republican policy is a construe c; affirmative pro gramme of development. The new Wilson policy is oni of using the tariff merely as a weapon n ir.-.de controversie where, in the judgment of the adn,::' ra'.ior, there may b( discrimination. But having progressed in his ere rr.fr education to th( point where he acknowledges that revenue is not the soli constitutional justification for a tariff, it may be hoped tha . in the course of time Mr. Wilson will come the rest o; the way and agree, after his life-long fight against protection, that he was wrong and the men "with pigmy minds,' who had not had "a new idea in thirty years" and whosi "heads were chiefly useful as knots to keep their bodie from unraveling," were really right Hog Island launched five ships yesterday. Of coursi this was a specially arranged program, but a ship yarc capable of such a performance has to be a pretty bl; Institution. If the war had lasted another year, as mosl of us expected It would, America long before this woulc have been tossing new ships Into the sea with almost the same speed that pressed steel rowboats are turned oul In the middle west. And even though our ship building effort was interrupted and drastically curtailed just ai It was beginning to get a good swing, we have created a large merchant marine. However, it is too soon yel to believe that we have again become a maritime natloi in the sense that we were In the days of the clipper shlpi and that Britain is today. It takes more than ships tc do that. Secretary Daniels did not overstate it a bi when he declared at Hog Island yesterday that the gen iUS, statesmanship and Skill Of America miinl- he hreiieh Into play. In his Memorial day address at the Suresnes cemeterj yesterday President Wilson declared that the "prlvati counsels ot statesmen cannot now and cannot hereafter determine the destines of nations." And yet the pri vate councils of statesmen are right now determining the destinies of nations, and there are many people wh< believe that the programs arrived at are going to prov< but temporary expedients, largely because they havi been determined behind closed doors. Senator King Is his Memorial day address hers re fleeted the sentiments of many people when he declare! that those who favor bolshevlsm, communism and I. W Wlsm either should be deported or placed In jail, bu that is a policy that can be overdone. A lot of the rad lcallsm that Is heard in the land just now is comparabh to the wild oats which every young man is supposed t( sow during bis salad days. The time will come whei these people who now believe themselves to be radical] will be heartily ashamed of their present views. Sen ator King was on sounder gTOund when he declared tha the American form of government would stand the tes of time. That was a happy thought which inspired those li charge of the exercises at the Court bouse yesterday t( ask Mrs. Leeper to read her poem which appeared li The West Virginian Thursday evening. It states ot th< American union had laureates Mrs. Leeper would de serve to occupy that post lor this commonwealth. Every thing she writes is charming, but she achieves genuim literary distinction when she has West Virginia's hill and vales and West Virginia men and women lor i theme. I a flag flying union garded as progress by the lair sax. lay. * * Also, what wtth gnllsff and motsrts announcements are and a gear fliap eg thai chx are having an air- adar that ami at a gaare sreoH at a Texas sililha he aUogsQasr one gMsd. D do as he grits Urea all the Una. (Sxe her a ahnwe? IAN, FAIRMONT SATURDA I ' \ 1 GRAND DUKE'S DAUGTER COMING COWZV3ZC3VS*7Bia4 torect This famous beauty, the daughter of the Grand Duke Michael, will soon visit Canada and the United States, carrying out a tour she had planned before the beginning of the war. The manufacture and consumption of macaroni and vermicelli In China j has reached enormous proportions i and Is still growing. They finished strong, too. * * * ^ Rather creditable performance for ' Buch a sedentary outfit, : ? : It's a pretty safe bet that the lads who are so sick of parading that they t will not turn out now even In a parade j held In their honor will get over that malady. Some of 'em are likely to refuse before very long because they are not permitted to walk In front or carry a banner. * * There are various ways of attracting attention, you know. ? Well, the Nancy 4 Is in England at last. ? Wonder how long It will be before there are regular hourly sailings, or flylng3, for the other side? S. ? ? ? Not very long; we'll gueBS. I TRUTHS AND ! TRAVESTIES ! By th' Bard, li 'I 'Tenshun! Heard and Seen on the Mountain Clty'B Broadway Yesterday. 1 A street car conductor lifting into i a car a woman whose skirt was so tight she could not?or at anv , rate would not?use the steps. A man calling "three cheers tor ! pickhandle" and getting three 1 rousing huzzahs. ; A man with a bun on standing , on the corner and informing a ' v highly appreciate audience that 1 the Lord did not make better men I than he, and that he was in town i for the express purpose of becoming fistic champion of the county. A girl in a blue sport sweater ' Ineffectually trying to vamp Adam t Heck. Fourteen thousand seven hunt dred and six Mallne hats. Parade Rest! ' Present Armel ! , The Girl in The Office says during < the parade yesterday she heard an of- ( ' fleer give the command "eyes right" i r but that the boys paid no attention and . just simply would not make their j eyes behave. Ground Arms! ) s Right By Squads! j The Rlvesville Trumpet will say in its issue this afternoon: After having been pressed by his fellow townsmen for some time, Bucky Fleming this morning announced that he will be a can1 didate for Mayor of Rlvesville at the coming city election. Mr. t Fleming will head a reform ticket Talking to a Trumpet reporter Mr. Fleming said: "Rlvesville is ' older than Chicago and if elected > I will endeavor to lead Rlvesville I In the footsteps of that famous 1 , mid-western city. We are now facing a great reconstruction period In onr city, and I believe that 1 t In a few years we will be one of 1 t the powers In the county. I heartily favor the establishment of ] the proposed bank here, and will co-operate to the best of my abllx Ity with Mr. Hood or anyone else Interested. 1 am also In favor of the site that has been selected for l this building. I am a progressive s and believe Implicitly In the great future of this city." Mark Timet ? Rlpht Ollquel a Hmfl thin win? , Ot mebt Dot tsnj noy II gaUrtyna od niw elpoep antes. Forward March! All Hands en Deck! x Fifteen Tears From Today?From g K. iJuvsty^taMant of the r- West Virginia Agricultural CM& lege, after years of egpatlmentarttan. has evolved a French Mad potato that can he grows tana _ seed. The m perfected by tt Mr. Lively ? a galhm or ? and flaky hrowa at eanh picktoe. Tha plant was gaodnoad hy crosatag puteluea with gicnseawd and Y EVENING, MAY 31, 1919. ______________ H Dainty Healthful c-%?u^* Lourtne Modern Undorgarmont Honest Values Wash That Truthful Advertising Courtney GRAND ARMY MEN DECORATE GRAVES City Clerk Alber interested in ecor Memorial Day Fittingly be styled a memor Celebrated Here in the element on Meanor n . ?? of his friends of h Customary Manner. He is taking a c training. It is f are you taking?" Members of Meade PoBt No. 6, ply was: Urand Army of the Republic, and of "i forgot. Plerpont Post, celebrated Memorial _ lay yesterday in a fitting manner and James Gans, om :he graves of departed comrades were |n Northern Wee itrewn with flowers by the members sessed a memory >f the Posts anda few friends who ac- was an interested ompanled them to the local cemeter- ration day procee es. nated: Promptly at ten o'clock members of "In the early < Meade Post assembled in front of the occasions of this !>tace of buslnesss of Gil Musgrave days and the ind proceeded in automobiles to shows. The must Woodlawn cemetery ^here brief little distance froi ritualistic services were conducted was of the wagon >ver the graves of comrades, after which the graves were strewn with flowers. In the absence of the post ???"~? tormmander the services were con- P" A ID luoted by Captain E. A. Bllllngslea. 1 /\Ir\ Previous to yesterday each grave of i civil war veteran had been marked with a small American flag and this Building made It easy for the graves to be Reason Fox is 1 located and deoorated. About 25 vet- tkm to his house erans were present and assisted In . " 18 the decorating of the grave. Details 8 from the post visited the cemeteries v^,?! on this side of the river and saw to TlslUn her 8,Bt( It that no graves was left umdecorat- whlje the work (s 0<1- The new additt Plerpont Post gathered at the post hav6 been bulldli headquarters on the East Side yester- almost completed day and marched to Maple Grove ready for occupat cemetery, where Capt. Swish err con- ? ducted brierf services. The Rev. J'. E. Pythian 31a Wells, pastor of the Diamond Street I*0 Pythian 81 M. E. church, spoke briefly concern- Tuesday evenln gi Ing the heroes who had fallen and of ~ their serviceB to mankind and follow- J* ' 3?'!? h. ^ ing this address the veterans scaatter-r noma no ed to various parts of the cemetery and strewed the graves of comrades -tfOTwurtiv'nrvrmm ... _ . . , _ , , WMWMWMWMWWMM with flowers. A number of Bast Side ft ladles, members of the Ladles auxll- J iAry of the G. A. R. assembled on ' the rtver bridge yesterday and strew- \ ed the river with flowers to oommem om uie uvea oisoimers who baa g _ __ been-burted at sea. ^ j ^ ?? ? MINER FATALLY INJURED. S ,CCouB( Stephen Bnlachick. a Hungarian j ?lth you and miner, ma killed in the mines at i Idamay Thursday and his body mi | There ar brought here to the Cunningham tm- i rr\i dertaklng establishment and prepared 2 I fl? fdr burial. He will be buried In Wood- j ed ysdsriaf^ h?* MaNlnttw t, where jjj '* ._? Ox __. .. _ Now to tho Tbno ys store **Wit It# ?klrt 108-110 Main St 11 OWtaroM Stylo. s Dresses tier Than Ever unds Like an Exaggeration, but, which i, is true! rtney's Dress Section fairly swarms with the Loveliest Models Imaginable \ ! Surprised too, at Their Moderate Prices! l50 to $26.50 ng Ago?Was k "before the war"?Wash e, even the bdfet of them, little more than 3es with a few frills. i?Wash Dfesses are really stylish crealich some' of the best makers spend as is in the designing of a Silk Dress or a D ; ij*. i.i /ii wr i 1 tn nistaxice, me unarming wasn Liresses notf see in ' Courtney.s' JtegjSiroectioiiTi itsJ Organdies, Ginghams J J and the quaint Grandma Chintz. lUs prettiest of coiorinjfl^So^e in comfaiwo%iaterials. ffix^ltSLinen aad Voile in shaaes. Others with effectiwfc pipings of tink, Blue or White, and^collars of Arming Stylea^and Plenty of Pleasing ?n $4.50 and in Will Make Courtneys' Values the Most n Fairmont! AMONG THE BARGAINS Rack of One Rack of Silk Dresses Charming Silk Dresses at > at J 6.75 $22.75 rly sold from that formerly sold from to $31.75 $25.00 to $85.00 S Store Dependable Alerrt^ ^ the oil fields there. A number of i o guests were present and the evening joplc Oay Was delightfully spent. The afTalr ~ J was In the nature of a handkerchief shower and Mrs. Jamison was the ?/-!? Remarlrc recipient of a number of prety bead- > >iae nernarns kerchlefg. . / t J. Kem is so much From More Falrvlew boys are returning h he mlgh- from overseas. Among the latest to y fan. He was In his arrive are Thomas Underwood, of the lal day He told same Marines, and Frank Claytod fit the oursea<m?m ?v WOrd h" been recelTed b7 Wends ? 1momoTy here of the arrival of Clyde Haught ine. What course an(i George Saulsbury at Newport asked one. His re- News from overseas service. Notes and Personals. Miss Margaret Pulllam, who has b of the oldests men been staying with her aunt, Mrs. C. S. t Virginia and pos- McElroy and attending the local high that Is a marvel school, bas returned to her home In J I observer of Deoo- Pr!?,t0? ty 1 .dinnis Ha n>mi Al1 th? business places In town idlngss. He ruml- closBd fQr Memorlml dty A jarfe I. it,, number of people attended the exer lays Fairmont only clsea ta Fairmont. nature were muster paul wilt, who has been visiting visitB of trnvpHnc vt. ? r% a . ? ? a uio motor, ill ID. V. O. iUUCiJIUy BOQ H1B era were held some brother, C. 0. Wilt, has returned to n town. The circus his home near Terra Alta, W. Va. variety." N. B. Yost and J. T. Toothman were ?- ? business visitors In Fairmont There day. ~| Mrs. Josephine Yost went to Oral. ;ip,wi ton to attend the Memorial Day serV It. Vv vices there. | Interment of the body of Mrs. Ells? j abeth Short was made lh the Tooth' . .. man cemetery at 10 o'clock Friday J k ' ,,, morning. Undertaker Hamilton snu building a new addi- ln char|e. i In Water street. Mrs Alonzo Level! Is visiting friend! , testae down his Mannington. treat preparatory to , , le on the same locamd two children are A 80LDIER'S PRAYER. )r near Pittsburgh "Our father who ought to be ln i in progress. Washington, Wilson by thy name. Out on which Yost Bros, pay Is small and blamed uncertain, and lg on their store Is our clothes ain't what they should be. and will soon be Qlve us this day our slum and beans tcy. and forgive us our longings for die charges. May we forgive those who term Entertain. keep us from getting them. Load Ul stars entertained on not further Into Germany, but delfvel J n honor of Mrs. Paul us bacfcfo our own country, for thins ' residence. Mr. and seemyfo be the power (for a little . s leaving for Okla- vrhiiyf and the glory (for a shortei t mil DC employed in | whjfe)?Amen!" JMBXjMnOi j mtage olo^oper^JBn U being emphailzed at present la t with tuJgl^P^ArUi wpoflfcuiy to beoome acquainted you with in: It will be bene&lal to both. e many towlce will be uiefnl to you.