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More Has Not Been Done J for Soldier and Sooner. J I (Copyright, 1920, by The IVmh- i 'Special Dfcpatch to The Wat Vlrrlnlam.) WASHINGTON, April 9.?Con- 1 gress who have been chafing under : tbe belief that.they were not getting , a square deal in the public mind due J to snap judgment because ' the so- : called "soldiers' bonus'" has not been ' passed are endeavoring to Justify I their position while the annual penI nion appropriation bllf is nnder tie r hate in the House. "Former Speaker Joseph G. Cannon who is chairman of the subcommittee In charge of the pension bill, in reporting this measure tor the first time marshalled into one startling array all the appropriations for the benefit of the veterans of all the wars, showing that Uncle Sam is already obligated to spend something like 1732,000,000 during the nert year in soldier relief work. He emphasizes this by comparing it with the total of all expenses of the government tor the fipcal year 191G. which was 3724,492,999. The' pension bill carries an appropriation of 3214,020,000. Representative Cannon, in speaking on this measure. pointed out that the Fuller bill to Increase Civil War pensions, and the Sells bill to pension Spanish war and Philippine Insurrection veterans, both of which have already passed the House, would add respectively 305,000,000 and $12,500,000, making a total of $291,620,000. . The maintenance ol national soldiers' homes costs Uncle Sam 35,274,000, and state and territorial soldiers' homes add another million do! lars. Representative Cannon and other J , prominent members who have made speeches on the pension bill seem to think that pension legislation and pen,sion expenditures by any other name are: pension expenditures just the ^same. and so tbey have added to the pension total certain other large items for the care of veterans from the ; world war. The Bureau of War-Risk Insurance estimates,-that the amount required T'for^cdmpensaUon for death and dla anility (luring tne riBcai year 1821, inI eluding care of the insane, medical I examinations, artificial limbs, etc.. I will be $19(,S?5,600. They point out I that the Bureau of War Risk InsurI unqe it doing for the world war voterI mis the same sort of service that the BLifensIon Bureau has been doing. Tor in vivorg''of all" other wars. 'It W nlso costs about $12,000,009 for administrative expenses of this bureau. \.', Tben the Public. Health Sorvice has . estimated that the sum of $10,000,000 will be required for the care and maintenance of war risk' Insurance patients in the hospitals of the Public ] Service during the fiscal year 1021. j The, Public ;Hfealth Service has estl mated before another House commit-' tee that $90,000,000 will be required j fifor building hospitals for survivors of j the American participation in tho-i V world war The Federal Board of Vocational j ! Education has estimated that it will . I If Feminine DESCRIFl A CO) ft || (Adapted from "Evening C > inian of April 7.) (Positive 1 . agent Campaign of "The G 'f to the Dixie Theater.) Jumping a foot high w -> . Being almost too timid Believing in ghosts ar fear dogs have souls. I IS UNWILLING TO PA! NIGHT FOR ALL THE I I ft BANKS OF THE STATE. |jftj?';/ The COWARD descrit tit? * A quail woiild not fly itsteps. Birds knew he was a < his shoulders. ' nagine the ( airmont Girls Bjhr a Man AFi ^Hpne in a' GI T. ost full $135,000,000 daring the fiscal'b car 1921 for the vocational rehabllt-jti ition of soldiers, sailors, and marlm : c rho may apply for and receive such , n raining. e So that Congressmen making P peeches on this pension legislation, <> ring out the fact that by lavs al- b eady passed Uncle Sain has obligated " ,1mself to pay oat next year for care ? f those who won America's wars a * rand total of $732,0001)00, which is 5 sore than all the expenses of gov- V rnment in 191$. Members of Congress, who sre am , oos that their constituents should ; ee the whole picture ot what Con- J jess has done for the soldiers, in or- * ler that Congress may not be blamed tastily for not haring done more, and ooner, point oat that in these figures or 1921 do not appear two features if existing law which hare caused arge expenditures daring the last 'ear or two. The provision of the irar risk insurance act granting lamly allowance to beneficiaries ot soltiers will cease to be operative four nonths after the termination of the J var, so that the amount which may ' >e required for this purpose during * he fiscal year 1921 will be relatively . imall. The total disbursements under J his provision to March 20, 1920, howiver, hare been as followi: Army >222,751,125.27;; Navy 233,710,562.07; ? vlarine Corps 33,164,823.98, and Coast. , Juard $1,677,511.13,?making a grand ota! of $261,204,022.45; It Is estimattd that any payments tinder this head luring the first; few months of the ; :omlng fiscal year may bring this up o $275,000,000 to $280,000,000. The other big expenditures has been n carrying out the act approved Febuary 24, 1919, authorizing the paynent of a bonus of $60 to persons lervlng in the world war,?which It s estimated will total $256,239/900. Some amounts will have to be paid luring the fiscal year 1921 to persons llscharged from the Army, Navy, Maine Corps and Coast Guard during ! hat year. The disbursements by the j iVar Department to November 30, [919, aggregate $211,797,000 and it Is j istimated that this Bum will be in- j rreased to $226,000,000 by June 30, 1920. The disbursements of the Nary > Department to date approximate $24,- | >00,000 and it is estimated that ap- | iroximately $1,S00,000 will be required | o complete such payments to the | S'avv personnel. The disbursements j if the Marine Corps to date have , jecn approximately $3,500,000 and it i 8 estimated that anDroximatelv i ! 1600,000 more will'be required. The ilsbursements of the Coast Guard lave been $248,220 and It is cstimat:d that $91,680 additional will have o be paid. Severe criticism from some sections, nuch of it inspired by propaganda, igainst Congress for not promptly lasslng a big service bonus has-goten "ntider the skin" of many mem- j CONYCNI?NT i Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour 1 Ask Your Grocer : , "* " * ,ll I Fairmont noN op WARD hat" in The West Virginly not a part of the pressgreater Question" coming hen a gun is fired off. I to ride in an automobile. ; id not kicking a dog for | 3S A GRAVEYARD?T j IONEY IN ALL THE >ed was so COWARDLY | at the approach of his : coward and would nestle ; : ! I Contempt of and Women ; RAID to sleep iAVE YARD ? : . u. ?i. , ... r- jV-r > vv4 l, n n "? iv?',-Wj* ??j HE WEST VIRGINIAN, ! J j era. They now point ont to the conn y that the record of Congress In irtoK for the soldiers or all the ars who fell by the wayside is an arnest jilea that Congress can be deended upon. Representative Cannon 1 his report shows the amounts paid > pensioners from 1780 to 1919, as Mows: Revolution. ?70,000,000: War 1 1812,H6,049,2?S.15; Indian Wars 16,705.760.41: War with Mexico $52.1)6,795: Civil War $5,299,859,509.39; war with Spain and Phlltpplne Insurwtion tt!K vn sat: ci ffmiir v??.k .shment $60,242,190.99> War of 191V 27,276428 and Unclassified 416.508.47.41,?making a grand total of 5,617,620,402.39. Evening Chat wrw.,11,. sc g Hat The Cat a Standpoint? "1 liked your cat story last night," aid one of the reporters at onr ofIce this morning. "That's Just the ray I feel about a cat. I hate a cat. tfhenever a cat starts killing the eauttful birds I haven't a bit of use or him!" A droll member of bur staff turned round In his seat and remarked irltb hy humor: "Did you ever think about t from the cat's standpoint?" T don't think anything can change , .cat," Insisted the first speaker. A .?. 1 \\t ;j! iiuiiiy vv Court j - * y * 2 This Unusual I*r< If Spring 1 ? M. ' v will not be overlooked 1 5 thrifty as well as > ^ They're a good looking t * est priced garments tun ; In fact, each one of the! 5 an excellent value at fi\ more. Materials are sei 5 and satin and they come J pen, tan, etc., trimmed w i embroidery and many c > feel certain a great mi \ delighted with them. Decidedly Intere 1 $22.50 to 3 i ? ! : g Offerings from R 1 Courtney: 3 2 This is'a select gathering 5 for street wearing; chs ^ with small flowers and Specialy P 1 $5.00 $6.7 2 ! Saturday Wil I Becau 1 gBXgg'J i/AWJnirriwia FAIRMONT FRIDAY EVE* t 1 thM reporter had a word to Bay: "A shotgun can. Ton ought to see Sam R. A shotgun will make a cat ttyn over a new teat in no time!" Then we ail went back to work again. Now hooeat?has a cat a standpoint? Can he help his lore for birds? His heart and his tommy goes ont to I them powerfully' strong; He Hkes, birds for breakfast and for dinner too. Shall we blame him for - something t which was born when he was? Isn't that the way we humans are II|about everything? The entire world I runs on the theory of the survival of I the fittest and if a bird isn't wary he | gets canght by the cat. 8ure- Bat | not the cat alone la. to be blamed tor : destroying beautiful things. Squirrels steal hundreds of bird eggs and we say little abont hating a squirrel. In Tact we go to the woods and take quantities of peanuts along for the special benefit of the pretty little creatures. Humans hate many things all for legitimate reasons. The animals also have their hates and some animals aren't very fond, of us. The birds aren't all crasy about us either, especially the parrot and the canary who swing on human made contrivances to resemble the twig of a tree with a wire cage all about serving as a miserable substitute for the great glorions out of doors. Do we ever think of the standpoint of dumb creatures? Sometimes of conrse we do and we like to be good In an indifferent, unsympathetic way very often, never permitting cruelty as we know the word. omen Will I 9 neys . This list of offerings, coma is probably more importan and repricing in many dep prices, affords very attract ' Special y $39.50 VJB Spring suits such as v gPM styles and good materi: Sko They come in serges ; An E ^ Featurii $16.50 These desirable Coats mixtures, basket weav brown, peacock and na and others belts of lea mentation of Frocks ^ \ by women who are j "style wise." is many of the high ned out this season. se Frocks would be :e to ten dollars ges, jersey, taffeta i i in navy, black, coit'n silk, wool, yarn, Bu )ther novelties. We . A 1 my women wall be Aiway: than t Aprons Hug Values ? $39.50 egrular Stock s' Hats $ g of smaller shapes Y,ic.e ljl irmingly trimmed other novelties. Cl ticed Usuhll; 5C7 CA Per sel ?p I in man I II be the Last C ?e These Sale Of ; A "tat prowls but so does a human expert judgment?his Jdhnoy-onthespot finesse as It were, toward capturing his dally meal. How can he,ret It any other way? How does a man succeed In business? How does a woman gain socialpoeiUoo. Think it oter. He Dreamed He Heard" It. A certain' young man in this city came to work this morning' looking eery tired around the eyes? He didn't feel much like work'and he sat around sort-aeleepy like, eyeing the clock continually. He managed to get through .the work assigned him in tine style considering his troubles .and wtlOT' tliA '.rlaw wwg al?nal ' llilH if ter many yawns and much sighing "he told the following story:?* 'Say, don't yon know I must-a been out-a rey head last night. I went to bed kinda late and I snuggled down in a round ball under a fine wool blanket after setting my alarm (dock for six in the morning V-I snooeed tight as a boose-parlor and never peepen till I heard the old buax-busa-buti of my dock which refuses to ring like'a belt being well along in years- and ktnsi-a. rheumatic: I hopped outa bed knowing full well I had just so much to do and couldn't spare no time. I got all dressed and T thought it was klnd-a dark, and when 1 got downstairs I looked at the dock In the hall to see how mnch tine 1 ?ind Bargair, After ng during the very heart of t than any we have ever bro artments, in addition to,the 1 ;ive savings. Offerings t* M m?d mmd . . $45.50 ?? re offer at these low prices als .are not beyond the reach and jerseys?in navy and n? Ixcellent Value at in-betweer ig of Sport $25.50 are made of Polo cloth,-jersi es and suede cloth. Colors vy. They are smartly styled; ther. The best Coats obtains > , J ' r "? ' J7 '* & ft # ingalow A pro ' . 'V 5 useful and always worth far his sale price, these Bun 3 are well worth purchasing. *e ginghams, percales, in botl rk colors and in all sizes. Specially Priced $1.59 Regularly Worth $2.25. Many Women Will Want one Hose At $1 are very good hose?bjuilt fo it good looking at the' same are Cordovan, Black and Ns 'epe Boudoir Slipper are Priced Only $1.00. y this same quality Bouddir Is for quite a bit more. They y_ colors. *: t hv anA W<o At ' V* J M1IVI If V i. 1.1 ferings Are Exo vh-v * . . - v'L-.'-> ?; % & ^^?js<&mk ^wjSp*?ayBj had before breakfast, when 1 discorored It was foor G. M. exactly: Holy Smoke! I must-a dreamed that clock ! went off! So I read a book till office time cabse It was too much work gel tin' undressed and dressed all over | again." Dusted With Sheila Whole forests may be seen coated with shelly substances on the AuiJ tralt#n continent. These encrustations ' are supposed to arise from the decom, position of shell flsb, which, transported by the winds, are deposited in the form of dost on trees and plants. tytyotyotyt/tytytysyo^y *^f' v^jrLV/i/fflrw?yi///i^ is Galore D easier the Spring buying season, ught forward. Regrouping lew merchandise at special * . ! of Suits $49.50 | are proof that good ^7 of thrfty shoppers. ffjjf ?w Spring colors. , JN i Prices. \ s Coats $39.50 I :y, English, and Scotch are tan, copen, gray, ; some have self belts tble at sueh low prices. We Bring Sale ol HB as a Feature At Easl t . at: Waists made of Voiles and Organdi ed with colors?W . can well afford to because undoubted be much higher lat of styles?daintily,1 soiled, but not enou ns ness. Regularly woi 'more I . New AriVi galow in Voile, O Mate- These are charming i light our regular stock. values we are plea this After Easter S ever again to sell t prices. $3.00 Sweaters QC These are handsomi QO weaves; with and w ? up art tori ff-nrinor i scr- w."' time. a blt higher, ivy. An Excepti s Good Swe It is a rare thing t< dinary quality in th ' Slip- interest to these bel come - ;olors. Generally ' F-50. ? *? "V ' ' ' ' .k- t* * iticipate a Verj sptipnai?"Shop w/rriirnyzztaaazCT Vifcil'*"" . 1 PAGE 9 ____________________ We need Died Fnrnltare to supply out Old Store, corner Jack- ' : son and Jefferson streets. Yon need New Furniture from otrr New I SSiffiR?lTo Furniture. Ton will find a complete lino . f-j fnrnltnre. carpets, stoves, point and j 1 wallpaper at onr new store. tSl'l Monroe street, " V See Denham First Co. 221 Monroe Street. Next to Woolworth'a j e^Ce oe ^ ' * ? ? " ^ 1 ' j. Insurance 1 1 K f 25011 c Tempie, Room 206 g j > Pliooe S09-R u g The | Sale Forward This Waists ! | i | traction of this After cr Event- Ijjj . above-ordinary quality 1 " 'jl es, plain white and strip- ? aists that every woman. . Ml buy at this saving price Iy the satne values will er in the season. Plenty g| ;rimmed?a few slightly S| v gh to impair their* goodils of Blouses rgandie, Batiste ; modes just received for IQi They are such excellent sed to include them in ale?for we don't expect tern at such interesting [l| i ; at $11.25 I ' I i models in novelty-mesh . Si ithout sleeves; in all the Sj ; rs. Usually priced quite anal Grouping of is low price which adds ;ter grade offerings. All 5 )riced about $7.01 to IS ^ if ii/za fflzzztasa'??