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I ?: . THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1919.
I THF. AMERICANS rRFPn
I believe in the United Slates of Amcr- I
ica as a government of the people, by j
the people, for the people, whose just
powers arc derived from the consent of
the governed; a democracy in a rcpublie,
a sovereign Nation of many sovereign
Stales; a perfect Union, one and inscp1
arable, established upon those principles of freedom, equal- j
| i ity, justice, and humanity for which American patriots ;
3r sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is '
t my duly to my country to love it; to support its Constilu
lion; to obey its laws; to respect lis flag; and to defend it
against all enemies.',
t-? YY/HEELING which launched a city planning move- j
| ' ment about the time the matter was first agitated in
? Fairmont is getting along famously and early this week the
Wheeling Improvement Association, which is the name by
'. which thi city planners over there are known, had two
j eminent New York engineers on the ground making prelim3
So far the matter has not got beyond the stage of tentative
suggestions but it is clear that the engineers and the city
w planners mean to make the most of the natural conditions
y of the city and its environs. Hills, ravines and plateaus
will be preserved from further defilement and in time the
5!. places which promis: to lend themselves well to that kind
S of treatment will be parked and there is a prospect that a
" Victory Memorial park in the center of which will be an
;|.jl imposing shaft dedicated to Wheeling's war heroes will
if crown what is known as Chspline hill.
Sf ' These, of course, arc the more ornamental features of
the Wheeling program. The utilitarian side is not being
neglected. Ample provisions to be made for the future
growth of the city and foi the most efficient handling of
the traffic and other problems peculiar to our hurry up city
I '? life. 'Meanwhile city planning in Fairmont seems to be at
1 a standstill. But it is still very much alive. It is our way
1$ to start thinos with a creat deal nf t,u? 1
[ K always do what we set out to do.
THE RAILWAY WAGE PROBLEM.
17 OR the first time n the history of the labor movement
BE'* in this country fourteen unions representing every
1 SJ phase of the railroad industry are acting as a unit in a
i-t; demand for an increase in wages and a number of other
jjj things, some of which arc not one bit short of industrial
t'4 revolution. Thft fourteen u ions, according to a dispatch
tJJ from Washington, have a combined membership of 2,000i
t ??. . 11 i'ti v
?j m one or iis aspects me promem wnicn I tie demands ot
the railroad workers have created for the government and
J" the country presents itself as 2,000,000 workers arrayed
!&, against 98,000,000 other citizens of continental United
States. And yet because they control absolutely the transit
portation system of'a sprawling country the 2,000,000 railEirkers
have the 98,000,000 others as abs lutclv at
:rcy as the Lenine government has the millions of
ly want to they can go to almost any length in eng
their demands. The country might as well make
?~] | Chasing commun
J ruff stuff "tzn
K _ would be able to c
- more equal division
jK; - Natlonil officers of the Federated . ,
Railway Shopmen's Union continue to Bu? n,tnnil lflw
3*ay that the strike Uunauthorized. fe
Well he able to tell just how much be divided,
nfldence to put in that statement
sen It is known whether they are or Kac" &uy has to
not paying strike benefits.
And to be hung]
Some ot this City league baseball is suffer.
?not of'the kind that inspires admlra
tlon tor the national game. Better be reasons
* , i
. j Folks who saw last night's game will
net need any broader hint as to just MM-M
what. 1s meant ^ IMllllr
Papers are tilled us with news of I .BUKfllU
t strikes these days. t ?
* Governor F. H. PI
Pretty soon there will he strikes the plan by which
because the weather does not suit. ernment ot Virginia
r * * * which Is now West'
But hunter never toes on a-strlke. not "governor" the
was a reward for h
And unless there .Is a sudden stop matter. When pro
to this strike foolishness hunger will the territory lnclud
I be ruling the roost In many an Amerl- ginla-.asked what tl
I can family. , ^ reply was Invariable
Wood row once aaKU thebard.times a plan. When then
' Of 1914 were largely psychological. "Have you consnltei
? any of hls< cabinet!
f And the follows who were Reeling answer, "No, wedoi
the-pinch of them, took It out-ln case- them. Thls-actlon/v
I Ing. 1 lntlonary by onr'er
i ernment of the TJnlti
But the too A times, we. are shaving ed In .this oountry-.a
l-ferlght. now' are based . almost-, entirely don't* want to com;
?i cpon causes thatjore psychological. way. Butrwe ^wfll
And the radlasls wllP flnflJlt crnt?to Of course there ar
their bitter ooetilBtltey,?do*not eoon think that Plerpon||.'vjake
a tumble-to-themselves, Washington.
ft.. i ;-3sgs?
THE WEST VIRGIN lAI
up its mind at die outset 'bat this it d.e situation. To talk !
about using force or to counsel that congress turn its back |
upon these well organized and determined wage earners is
merely to talk the language of die hopelessly ignorant The
only way- in which die railway wage question and the
closely iinited-up cost of living question may be d sposed of
is through a painstaking effort to find out what is right and
proper in the circumstances and then doing it
This means that congress and the administration must
lore no time in atttacking the whole problem in a frank and
courageous way and it also means that the railroad workers
must be fair enough to give the government and the country
as a whole a reasonable length of time to study the matter.
They have it in their power to force the country to do
things thaat it neither wants to do nor is prepared to do. but
that is not the American way and in the long run it would
prove disastrous to the Brotherhoods. They can win now
by virtue of their strategic position, but 2,000,000 men,
even when they are intelligent, highly organized and determined
to hmave th ir way, no matter what the cat o their
fellow citizens or the country, could not hope permanently
to impose their will upon 98.000,000.
That is the cold logic of the situation at Washington and
throughout the country regarding railroad pay and '.lie
cost of living. Hot heads on both sides will do well to
be governed acccordingly. It is axiomatic of our politics
that no question is ever settled until it is settled right.
WHERE ARE THE WAR THRIFT LESSONS?
THIS copntry is on a magnificent prosperity drunk?
pretty much everybody, save the fellow on fixed
salary whose nose is on the grindstone of increased taxes:
and prices of things to eat and to wear.
Dealers in iew^lrv *Yn?n?iv? anrmval J-l.'? '
_ ? ? j?? j , v i ?nu iwvu ucnta* j
cies throughout the east, and middle west, state that the
demand for their th'nps is unprecedented, nnd -Iks d-n't:
care what they have to pay. In the Sunday auto parades j
at Washhington, every third machine contains a family ot
colored folks and the records of sales show that wage-earn- j
ers, all over the country, arc going in for auto luxuries.
According to the comptroller of the currency, during the '
past six months charters were granted to 189 new banks
\ iiile 224 others were authorized to ncrtase their cap.tal.
Folks are selling their war bonds and buying luxuries,:
besides blowing in wage increases.
Our public debt is approximately 25 1 -2 billions, or over
$ 1000 per capita for every male wage earner in the coun- I
Any sort of a drunk has an end, sooner or later. The
after-effects are well defined?empty purses, headache, :
nausea, stupor, ugliness. And there is more danger to .
sound government in a reckless psychological drunk than in I
any other sort.
Thousands of coal miners who for the first six months 1
ot this year had but little v-ork have again been thrown
out of employment by the enforced suspension of traffic
on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, flow are the
striking railroad shopmen who have quit work against
tl e advice ot their national officers going to Justify
According to a preliminary report ot the Federal
Trade Commission the inoidmatoly high in Ice of shoes
ir due to the unprecedented profits taken by slaughterrcB,
tanners, manufacturers > nd dealers. All along the
line they profiteer and the : ubllc Is cxpeciej to pay. The
remedy suggested by thj commission, It is understood.
Is the enforcement of th i laws which forb'.d a number
of practices which make his profiteering rcsstblo H'e
i re getltiag arouLd to it. If the public wants prt -es reduced
all it will need to do is to make It pla n that it
intends to have the laws enforced or hare the scalps of
oft leers charge with law enforcement.
There Ir. snmrtMnr ro#U/???ll r nTAi?i? -?
ment o! a railroad which is willing to roll jvcr an play .
dtad at the Mr:! t gn of real trouble. Director Genaral
Hines ought to have the best railroad man tho Railroad
administration contains give the Chesapeake and Ohio
a thoroughgoing investigation.
Secretary Lansing told the senate foreign relations
committee yesterday that be does not believe the kaiser
can be legally tried. It may develop when a call is made
upon the Netherlands government to deliver the former
German ruler that this i3 the view the Dutch also hold.
Nev'erheless plans for holding the trial in London are
going right ahead. The chances pre that Mr. William
Hohenzollern will hold a lot of first page positions before
he passes to another world.
Governor Cornwell wants to know where state revc- ]
nues arc to come from if the Brotherhood proposals
to nationalize the railroads goes through and the transportation
properties are eliminated from the list of taxable
properies. Off hand it is a fair inference that this!
is a detail the proponents of the Plumb program have
net considered. But maybe the elimination of taxation
is one of tho prom'sed economics in operation upon
which so much stress Is laid. For state revenues the
taxpayers of the states could merely dip a little deeper
into their pockets. As a method of reducing the cost of
living that Is dec.dec'ly interesting, to say the least.
If " William T, Snoderly
. think what ,n. to Be Buried Friday
lo if there was a
of the good things. William Thompson Snoderly, aged
58, a well known and highly respectprovides
that sat- ed resident of Marlon county, died
things that cannot Wednesday morning at his home near
Katy after an illness extending over
a period of five years. He is survived
suffer for himself, fry his wife who woe,formerly Miss
Olive Glasscock a daughter of 1. B.
-v and cold la to Glasscock and*one son Jay I. Snoderly
of Fairmont. The latter is aBso.
elated with the Bethleham Coal Comh.
pany. A daughter, Flora Ellen
| Snoderly died In Infancy. He was a
brother-in-law of James C. and
i raTcurpikll Clarence Glasscock of this city.
lN STATfJl a QW ?ne brother, Isaao Snoderly also
Vu'Saa ? survives .him. Mr. Snoderly was a
descendent of one of the pioneer fam>
* * llies of this section. Funeral services
errant worked out 1,111 M teW at the residence
Friday attorning at 10:00 o'clock con1,?
ifTn ducted by the Rev. T. B. Lawler, of
vlrUnhf ^Wtfwas Barrackellle and Interment will be
n ^d ti?rhoT? T?6 tt* Snoderly cemetery by
Is handling'of the undertaker R. L- Cunningham. The
mlnont men from looal ordtr ?f Woodmen of which ored
In West" Vlr- ganlzatlon the deceased was a memtey
ebould .do the ber 1,111 have charge of the funeral.
r"that they abould ~"
he hadtworked np DOfPT' WAIT TOO tONQ
nen.would Inquire To .hare your furniture upholstered
1 the president or and'repaired as It will oost you more
rtPterpont* would In the i future as goods are advancing
ftswanteto?consult on tapestries and Imitations of black
rllldietcalledtrevo- ond'Spanlsh leathers. I do first class
enrles. The gov- work. Also picture framing,
xdRtatsaMs watch- large ltne-cf mouldings to select from,
nd Europe-audi we Oval frames'of. all sizes and standing
jromlse.it In. any framss. Bring:In your soldier's piceubmlttour
work turns .and discharges; have them
etfta-.acceptance." framed - to preserve them. Done on
e? many who win short notice. 8. B. Kopp. 118 Meredith
t had advisers in St, next to Postotflce. Phone 1269-ft.
I, FAIRMONT THURSDAY E
By th' Bard.
THE SECOND DAT OF THE EXPEDITION
By Carrier Pigeon to The West
This has been an eventful day.
Shortly before noon. Harry Shaw,
eloquence dispenser, who was boldly
pushing a few feet ahead of the remainder
of the party, came to a halt
with hie hair standing straight up?
"Sh!" he cried In a typical Shaw manner.
Creeping silently to his side the
party beheld two savage looking persons,
obviously members of. that race
which, it Is believed, Clarksburg Is
The savages were sitting In a curious
posture upon the ground and Doctor
Broomfleld, morals expert, at once
declared they were performing some
form of devotional service. Expressions
such as "I raise you ten." "I call
you" and so forth, confirmed this opinion.
witn tms indication or our nearness
to the city we propose to discover,
the greatest caution was observed ana
two hours later the outskirts of the
city iteelC were sighted by Harvey 1
Paiste. who had climbed a tree to bet- I
ter see how the land lay.
Drawing near to the city It was'
thought best to disguise ourselves in
some manner to enable us to mingle
freely with the horde and make our
observations in safety. To this c.-.rl
wo assumed ihe characters of amateur
home distillers and entered thcity
The first thing noticed was thai
where civilized cities have streets
upon which traffic is maintained, this
city had nothing but sadly worn
wraiths of what had possibiy once
been streets. There seemed to be great
celebration on foot and we:
learned Indirectly that homage was j
being done to a man who had invent-j
ed a powerful kick to Coco Cola.
Shortly after our arrival the ah-'
sence from the party of Frank Shaw, j
who H accompanlng the expedition i
for the Mannington Telegram, was ,
noted, and after a search we found him ,
Joining in.the devotions with a party
such as we had witnessed this morning
In the woods.
Editor's Note.?Tomorrow will ap-;
pear in The West Virginian the re- i
cital of the discoveries of the third day ]
With the girls copying the movie I
actresses to such extent should not
the literature of the future read something
like this: "With a Theda Bara
shrug she stepped to the curb and
Nazlmovled up the street. At the corner
she paused and smiled Mabel Normandly
at him as he gazed at her
Plckfordish hair. Then with a Hartish
frown he turned away and Falrbanksed
Into the house.."
This is a dismal place and sad and
as I think it makes me mad. Because
some domineering gents have collared
all the dimes and cents, they form a
tm?t flUrl hitv nr? cnurto nnH o/-?? ? nr*A
beans and bread and duds. And then
they double up the tax and we're the I
ducks who get the axe. But then old lb
Woodrow says tomorrow he's goin' tj ?
plunge their camp In sorrow. He'll ~~
speak to congro3s of the matter and
prices will begin to scatter. It may j
bd true, I do not know, but here is one f
they'll have to show. I
Perfectly matched we hope and not I
chipped or cracked?
"Miss Irene Cup and Arthur L. Sau- H
cer were married this morning In the E
parsonage of the First M. E. church. B
The couple is from West Union."?
The Clarksburg Exponent.
The Girl In The Office says she is
positively alraid to go after her father's
laundry after our participation in
that Shantung affair.
What has hecome of tile old fnsh- "
loned editor who when writing of himself
referred to "Ye Scribe"?
All Hands on Deck!
"What 1b the charge?" asked the
Judge as the pale, trembling man wan
hauled before him.
"Murder, your honor," answered
"Guilty or not guilty?" asked the
"The prisoner pleads guilty, your
honor," answered Walter.
"Why did you take this woman's
life,' asked the Judge looking sternly
at the poor wretch before him.
"Your honor," the prisoner threw
back his shoulders and a pew light
camo into his eyes, "your honor, ro.
many years I have been a peaceful
resident of Fifth and Walnut, but late ly
the late deceased has nearly driven
me crazy. Y'our honor that woman
wsuld actually try to sing at eleven
o'clock at night."
"Discharged;!" cried the Judge,
struggling to control himself. Whereupon
a great cheer went up from tho
court room, which was packed with
people who also lived near Fifth and
Return to Quartersl
"EXIDE" STOHAGh BATTERIES.
The "Ende" automobile batteries
are fast becoming acquainted in this
city. There is a battery for every
model and make or car. Among automobiles
equipped with the "EXIDE"
la rrn tr artnvT tsr tsa. I
w HIS V?UIU*V. Alio AlllUill EllAClU
TRIC CO. at 22: Jefferson street, are I
the distributors In this section for the I
"EXIDE." This firm also repairs all I
makes of batteries. Ubo an "EXIDE" J
white your battery is being charged or
repaired. Telephone 796-J.?Artr.
8EE IT THIS WEEKI
STBRNO, the wonderful Canned
Heat for Instant cooking, Is being
demonstrated at our 9tore all this
week. It's the new, safe, non-explos Ire
fuel (looks like cold cream) In
the clean, non-spiUable tin and It
burns steadily until all burned away.
STERN0 and our big line of STBRNO
COOKING APPLIANCES are here
waiting tor you to come In and meet
them. Be sure you do it! Fairmont I
Pharmacy. Watson Hotel corner,
EVENING, AUGUST 7,1919.
We 8Urt the /"""I .
New Seaeon OUTtTK
that will win
Your Patronise. Honest Values
Fashion's New Y
Now Is the Time to Buy
Your New Fall DressUndoubtedly!
For you may display it on these coo]
evenings, without a wrap.
A Pleasing Surprise Awaits You in
the Prices We Have Marked Them!
and no wardrobe is complete at this
time without one, since they are within
easy reach of all purses.
TRICOLETTE AND PAULET
Suitable for Immediate Wear at ]
That Will Please You
New Fall Dresses of Tricotine
and Serge, so smartly tailored
that You'll not rest until
you own one.
19.50 to 39.50
We Hunted the Market Over
for flipcp ^
NEW FALL DRESSES I
to Sell for !cj
They are charmingly made M
of Serge?Trocitine and Satin
All Grouped on
One $25.00 Rack H
We predict you'll declare ^Hj|
them to be the Best Dress r
Value you'v<> xgen in many a
Truthful Advertising Courtne)
b Friday an
I Shoes for a dollar! Would you 1
They will go li><e lightning! Hi
of the leather on the bottoms. V
M and have selected about two hui
V 5 Shoes and Oxfords and will clos<
Ml At One D
f m Mostly Small Sizes?wonderful 1
on the bargain tables?to close ov
1 MEN'S AT, S
if WOMEN'S AT, $
y TKacd Kvn doire urill oIasa *v?
- j mu uuj o tt 111 viugc uui OdJ
V We Close at 5 O'clock
9 C. Wo Call Your
3ys Store 1
108-110 Main St. 2*0 to 175
Versions in Autumn ]
You Here! _ I
fS StOTG Dependable Merchandise ^
!Siif linniTffi^S^ IV
ttttT LI i
the final PI 1
ipede n !
d Saturday || |
believe it? Come and See! Mir
urry! A Prices Less Than the Cost VI
fe have gone over the several tables WM
id red pairs of women's and children's
? +u? i I J
C l/licill UUl 111 IWU UclVS, kl J|
ollara Pair I %
bargains. More styles will be placed
,u . V
12.80, $4.80, $6.80 15 ' '
12.80. S4.80 Sfi8(? ^
le. Don't Let This Chance Slip By. 11 ^
& Welton 1
9 o'clock on Saturday fjjt
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