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THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1920. to
THE AMERICAN'S CREED.
I believe in the United Slates of America as a government
of the people, b\) the people, for the people, whose V
just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; V
a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Na- the
lion of many sovereign Slates; a perfect i>*s
HeS . Union, one and inseparable, established upon ]
those principles of freedom, equality, justice, cjtj
and humanity for which American patriots <]?
I sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is ]
my duly lo my country lo love 11; lo support its C/snslitu- ja]t
Br' lion; to obex/its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend wo
, -il against all enemies. ]
1 A FEDERAL COAL COMMISSION. \
WITHOUT a doubt the most interesting one of the W
coal bills which Senator Frelinghuysen introduced hel
yesterday is that creating a federal coal commission. In or
- the absence of more complete details of this measure than
the press association reports cany it would be impossible
to discuss the project of the New Jersey senator in a worth re'j
while way, but it is quite possible to say with considerable wh
Sp'* conviction that the coal operators of the country will make We
a mistake if they do not regard the effort as one which de- me
mands their most serious attention. get
Nothing substantial can be gained by trying to block
this movement. It might be possibe for a time to hoid (
jt;". up the commission scheme if an effort in that direction were tor
" made, but it probably would be found that this would in- lht
volve delay in freeing the industry from the fontrol which . ml
uifwM rnnfcrmf urmn iVi- ti,? I -w*. Q?
I? j r-r m.w uwtwi ?vv. wwmwi i
Frelinghuysen's bills partake of the nature of a program yid | crt
E" \ I hey probably will hang together* until they are disposed of. sor
; JThe Frelinghuysen measures, it is pretty safe to assume, wiil ot
IvS; lake precedence over the measures introduced in the house re[
Ki'' Jby Rep. Tilson. of Connecticut, which the Northern West ch
. ^Virginia Coal Operator*' association indorsed at their meet- jBh
I Coal enters too jmportantly-into parctically every'American
industry ever to be permitted to get back to the con- ,
/. dition of absolute independence 'of control which character- . .
ized it before the United States entered the Great war. As u.
?.'a matter of fact it would not be to the best interest of the e
'} coal industry itself to permit it to go back to the ante war C01
K..,- condition. Herbert Hoover said only what every man ^
who* is at all familiar with coal mining in this country u<
Bslcnows to be true when he told the American Engineers' am
association the other day that it is the most thoroughly an<
-disorganized big industry in the world. It is not in much ma
.. better condition now than it was when the then secretary p01
^K&v of the interior, Franklin 1C. Lane, called thAoal producers mn
of the country to Washington at the beginning of our participation
in the war to formulate with their advice a coal J
policy for the nation during the war period. yel
Now Senator Frelinghuysen does not know much about ot
H|r .any aspect of the coal industry. He is an insurance man be<
i * and has always'lived in a hard coal country. His personal co'
view point is that, of the consumer who buys a dozen or me
twenty tons of hard coal arnd pays what seems to be a adl
.small fortune for it. Of the great bituminous coal trade ot
Hklt, and its meaning in the schenje of things industrailly in this' a 1
country he knows practically nothing, but he has beien con- in<:
ducting hearings as chairman of a senate sub-committee t01
for many weeks and he probably knows jnore about the me
il isb ou,flt 18 poore/ tod
when It kicked over th(
Dl TCXT CTI ire pie cart and set up b
IXUrr o I Ur r Constantlne's fair hon
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Presiding older ove
"Wonder it the Astonlsber read thai Pennsylvania has undi
BE editorial from the Baltimore Sun it courage the use of s
t-teprinted this morning? ministers. ^ ^ ^
RL . ?*,**, ? Points out that mar
Ko ? y K 8 mem- tQok np th0 au^Q ta a
inr: ?? ~ cruutu Liiuir euicieucj
5'. . . * half their salaries k(
g*3et C. W. W.'a memory is not so busses going.
K'short that he will fall to recognize *
t that reference to the use of money m The Inference is'thi
|jifte. election atoCharleston of U. S. in efficiency Is not wo
But how about ti'? fn
j It lg announced that there will be In?
5 jjo reduction In the Inoclne tax rate
for two years at least. Anyhow.-why not ta
up with the Dulte of
| Well, the lads up in the big hnlld- discouraging the use
things who have given up their plan preachers. v
Ek of becoming pro-ballplayers on the
t; side will waste no tears over that. He may Invent a"sp
anteed. to mn on nex
The Astonisher says It cannot lose mile when operated
i a fairly conducted audit when K can starter that Invariably
get it for nothing. with prayer. ~*
W'.p' Well, an A. B. C. audit Is always Not much danger th
fairly conducted and it does not cost lay autolst could hom i
BpMo?t*of the newspapers of the coun- Not unless they chat
vl.tty that cut ice have them. tion of prayer.
?. , ,
The Allies put an army into Con
^That'll about convince the Turk that I LAUREL I
. his run of luck based upon the stupidity
Of European statesmanship has L_?
como to an end. Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
* * both been ill with p
at lasted a long Una. somewhat Improved.
- But at that the whole blamed Turk- Youngstown, Ohio; a
it for a life time, "in^spite of that he is regarded as a g
:nd of the industry and in view of the fact that there is G
ind to be federar control of some, kind the proper thing S
do i? to get behind him and help to work out his scheme 8
such a way that it will be a help and not a burden to S
people who have their capital invested in coal producing fa
nts amj the distribution of coal. H
PUBUC HEALTH OFFICERS.
"* HE business of providing the people of West Virginia HI
with health laws which have some force is slow and N
lious, but those who are in the movement should not lose j N
art. for they rare on the right road and are bound to seej|H|
ir fondest hopes realized in time. ) 9
The latest discouraging incident was the opinion of the N
preme court of Appeals to the effect that the act of the | H
t legislature which provides that-the state public health! n
mcil shall have power to remove local health officers is I 6
no effect in Charleston because the charter of that city \ Q
ivides that the mayor of the city shall have power to H
point and remove the city health officer. I S
However the court does not by any means indicate that | B
i act is a dead letter, and it probably would be foflndj fc
it a health officer who was neghxtful/of his duties toj jRjl
i.extent of endangering the public health could be re-i n
ved in any community in which he is not protected by j u
al authorities willing to extend to him the protection of N
h a provision as that incorporated in the Charleston | fc
The great need in this state is a public opinion which! |fi
1 make not only health officers but local authorities stand |F
strongly in' favor of vigorous enforcement of the health S
vs. That will come in time, and then there will be less ty
lination to resort to legal hair splitting over this vital |&|
Iter. Municipalities really ought to have control over J9
ir health officers, but at the same time they ought In
be willing to adopt a progressive and not a reactionary In
icy in this respect. N
' YOUR TOWN. |
ZJ HEN a family move in to a neighborhood and get N
* acquainted with others who live in the same block, h
y become boosters for their street, and tell their friends Q
a fine place to live. g
It works out about the same way in cities. The more H
zens know about their city the better they like it?they N
more boosting and less knocking. Cf
For this reason the cities of the country that are under- nj
ing to tell their citizens about the place where they In
rk and live are doing a highly constructive work.
?anshs City led the way in this educational endeavor, IS
iveland and Chicago are following up the idea.
Every man ought to be a booster for his own town. Hn
hen he knocks the town he knocks himself, for he is S
ping as much as anyone else to make it what it is?good N
Joseph Holt Gaines and W. E. R. Byrne, who are ffl
torted to have wired ^the governors of Ave states u
ere the suffrage issue has not yet come to a test that g
ist Virginia refused to ratify the Nineteenth amend- g
nt, must have a poor opinion of gubernatorial intelll- E3
ice. . N
Constantinople has been occupied by an Allied land ' 8
ce and iguns ef British dreadnaughls are tralnod on 5
i city which is the nominal capital of a once powerful S
lltary empire. Now if the Allies .will display the J]
ht kind of resolution the first time reports of massa- SI
s in Aaia Minor reach them perhaps there will be &
oe chance of improving at least the moral condition C
the Sick Man of the East. For every authenticated S
lort of outrage against the Arrisnians and the other E
rlstians under Turkish rule some high placed Turk- W
official should be made to suffer In his pride and N
rhe big rubber companies of Akron are going to ?
Id an immense electric generating plant over a coal C
d near Steubenvllle and send the current across the ?
intry for use in their plants. This is practical con- R
vatlon of fuel and energy. It probably will not re- f
:e the consumption of coal, but it-will increase the C
ount of power that every ton coal mined will produce Ej
1 it will relidve the railroads of the duty of handling Q
,ny trains that are now used- to .carry fuel for Akron ?
ver houses. Incidentally It will provide the rubber g
nufacturers with cheaper power. C
k year ago Samuel McHoberts, of New York, who was N
iterday elected to a place on the board ot directors ?
the Consolidation Coal comapny and last Saturday c
tame a member of the Monongahela Valley Traction P
npany board, as far as Fairmont is concerned was r
rely a New York banker of great ability who had f
led to his record as an able financier the distinction I
a highly creditable war record. Now he has become c
part of the community life and it will be surprising S
leed If he does not soon become a very important fac- E
here. There are no halt way steps in the McRoberts ?
ay than it was Mrs. Marshall Martin of Browns Mills, j^j
3 uyzanuan ap- anu oars. jnu. ijeougu, nave ueeu ai ^
ualnesg in the their old home here. 3
le town. Mrs. Elizabeth Loar Is improving j
after a recent illness. 5
r in Eastern Mrs. Geo. W. Snider was visiting . $
srtaren to drs- her son,. Dana, who is tipple boss for 8
lutomoblles by th^ .Ruth mines at Hildebrand, last a
,* _,v? Miss Diana Henry remains Quite ill. j 5
f J- C. Shafer and wife are preparing ?
to move to their new property they 3
???L 8p dl?f recently purchased. ' " j
leplng the ol? The w T. u. o? ^ placo held 3
its regular tea due at the home 3
,. ,. ._ Mrs. J. B. Henry on the evening of 3
March 10. Quite a number enjoyed 3
tne price, the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Henry. 3
, .v.... Rev. Hammond has again announced n
i that Is thrown j,js revival services to begin at this t 3
place Monday evening, no preventing N
.. Providence. yj
.th? matter The school will close at this place 3
Detroit before -with a gmau entertainment. v
of autos by j. tV. SteiTltt, of Smithtown, passed . 3
through here a few days ago, in the In- N
terests of the Hodb Gas Comnanv. J
eclal car,gna? ,, IK
US Hon. 0. S. MeKinneV !
must be opoood m 11 . . . J
Talks at University j
nonVa^p^ Hon- s-' McKlnney, of this city, J
p who fathered the movement to provide .
a state, memorial for the soldiers and J
ged the definl- ^UZn, marines who served West \
6 Virginia in the late war addressed "
the students at tne West Virginia Unt- ;
varsity yesterday on the subject, "A >
??i University Memorial Building." Mr. ,
_ McKlnhey favors the placing of a ;
POINT memorial hall at the university to be >
L ~ 1 used by the university. Sentiment is C
very strong for such a memorial to be |t|
built and to be used as a gymnasium, fe
Hall who have ? t i .
neumonla are The famous mills of the Montmartrc I
Their sons, district In Paris are to be torn down!?
mevflHall, of to make room for the construction of In
nd daughters, new hom^s. , 1|
STYLE EXHIBITS p . ?
IN PROGRESS Honest Values 10*
?H! f n
Every Nook and Corner of our
mony to the Fact That?
It's Spring?and T\
BOUNTIFUL' groups of everything a woman needs?man
character that one need not seek elsewhere?garments
fashion trend of the new season now at hand. Briefly, that's
our many patrons.
\v ^ ' 7 / yr ?\V ,/ " f
Separate Skirts 7
-more popular than erer. TheSe Charmir
Here are spring skirts in a
splendid diversity which com- Are Sure to Ple<
prises scores of smart and
charming new models. They We have anticipated y<
are suitable for wear right quirements with an assort]
now, for Easter, and for the unrivaled j? this vicinity, h
entire Summer. Every gar- , . , . . J, ,
inept in our stocks is\an ex- number of styles large, but
elusive style made with some themselves are more dressy
new and distinctive feature than any we have heretofo
which is exceptionally appeal- are safe in assuring you e
ing- tion with any suit you. ma;
Wnnl VaImii- and Sillr Ploid I 11a Konanoa uro marlrs euro rv
* ~ JL UI1U A UMj UVVMUUV T?V *1 ll?UV UM1 V U.
Skirts. and desirability before we
$12.00 to $27.50 c?oose your suit early is 0
Baronet Satin, Corded Crepe, ^ce" ^ acceP^e(^
Tricolette, Silk Poplin, Trico- popular materials, of cour
.tine and All-Wool Serges. sented in our stocks.
jft*t0 $37"50 $35.50 to $12
AH the Smaller -
Articles of Dress
Important articles of dress Your New <
such as Undergarments, Corsets,
'Hosiery, Gloves, Hand- -'-can be selected here wit
kerchiefs, Veilings, Handbags, faction for we offer such a
Umbrellas, etc., are assembled that not a single popular
here in very interesting ing. What is more our pr
groups and at very moderate ^ ym gp|.
known fact for many yea
HE' Particular at- Coats of Spring, by the wa;
SS3 tention la asked . , J . / ,
to the -Niagara verse in their styles and m
BHlffifo "Ho can choose either a long o
carrie?. '? a" co1' or, if preferable, one of n3
ors.. it la an ex- ' ... , , , . , .
ceptionai value at Serviceable, durable, fashu
/^fUl lhe PnM are use<^' suc^ 33 P?toclotl
/Mill $2 25 cloth, silvertone, velours?
' many delightful colorings.
W\ (S? $16.50 to $11
?_ I Here's a Wonderfi
TbAoe qvam Spring's New.
ril A 11 J Dress styles this se.aso
These dainty hats for dainty little orniiTt hprp iCI attl'flPtinP' COnc
ladles we have been telling you about grouP "ere 13 auracung COIh
latiey are quite the moat popular to the modes represent a great
be had. Miss Madge, as a result of email rvrirp
her moving picture fame, has made sulfu . '
this particular style of hat the rage This Special Group of Frocli
with little girls everywhere?she al- Tompvi
' ways wears the tame hate herself? Jersey!
so when any little girl wears one she n , , . ^ ? ^ /x/?
r.' s a ssgf3; &? P"**"1 at $25.00
ble. In Fairmont they are sold at The mOSt charming fr
Courtney's and are Priced *4.75 to arfi these higher priced offe
Little Girls, Please tie refinements and innova
MMTTri? unusually attractive and'tl
,7,0 v fabrics used in them is far
If you would like to have an auto- ___ TOll , ,
graphed picture card", of MUi Madge "c iuiuw jr u" v?"1 "c 6
Erane. the nttip movie star, you can carefully note the excellen
get one here with our compliments f?;nnl (4n
on Friday and Saturday,^ serge, georgette, triCOiette,
Come and Get An Auto* te use^*
graphed Card. Priced at $45.00
Truthful Advertising Coilf'tTlSyS' Sti
^ ; $
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Store " *?T" i' .
H10 Main St IN PROGRESS |- |
Store Bears Testi- ^
iinrtc A \*r\
uiigo rut new: s
y, many things of such exquisite and exclusive L
of finest value and correctly portraying the j
3 how we are equipped better than ever to serve 3
and effective - ^
re shown. We New Hats 1 ft
ntire satisfac- Jfc, ,
, - Taken out ot their boxes and shown . RJ ?
y purchase or immediately so there would be no delay 8
f thoir nnalitir In making the Spring styles known. Hats H .
i mien quciiiuy from so many good makers that you can.
houcht them Inspect dozens and dozens of correct ijj
. * models. And another Interesting feature- !N
ur Sincere ad- of Courtne/a Hats Is their moderate !g
es and all the int( ded * evcr>' ,* ?
se, are repre- $5 00 tQ
Extraordinary Displays of 3
The most popular blouses of the sea- B
son are hete. You will certainly admire SI
?^ g them?you will be Impressed with their WU
ft^T becoming charm and their evident good Nf
L qilallty?you will realize that this Is 3
the "Blouse Store" of the community! J
.h great satis- Our assortment Is very large and em- ii
i?_ j- ?i?? braces styles for the young'miss and d
L large display youthful styles for the matron.
mode is miss- TT , 1 '| i
ices mean full Hand Made Blouses
-that's been a $1U0 to $26.50
m rpi _ Made of Handkerchief Liuen, very N
,rs. ine new (|ne Voile and Georgette ?imported by a
y, are very di- Anita Beder the Syrian.
taterials. One Georgette Blouses
r short mode, $6.75 to 52650
pdilim lpnpfh in a great variety of styles and In colors ill
leoium lengin. and dark. Included are some ?
onable fabrics new overblouses.
1, camel's hair New Waists in Voile, Organ- |
-they come in die and Linene.
53.00 to 56.75.
Very unusual values are offered in this fjl
2Cri price range. All white, tailored and jHl y
neatly rrlmmel. A tine every-day gar- |H
it Collection of |P|& I H
;st Frocks ' 1 j
n are more winsome
mging from the artis- /y MP | \
Mauuracc. vnc oycuiiu
ddenable attention for /4L V
measure of value at a
s in Silks, Serges and|
__ -4 ? ? nn hijs MM
above the ordin- fmiiiiffia ,y
lad to see them? WttaBHa M
ce of tricotine, F/xV"1
satins and taffa- I /
3rC 1 ' 1 Merchandise |jj
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