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TELEPHONES?UM. 11M. 1H7 drpirtraenU reached throoah private exchange ' w. J. WIECEL. Editor " ANNETTE ARNETT LEEPER, AuocUU EdiUr |OTD, ' I SYDNEY W.: WEIGT, ' Managing Editor Advertising Mmijtr Y MA PEL. A. I. GARRETT. ij ' Superintendent | Circulation Manager ' MA6Q90IB AGENCY' >'?'** ? National Advertising Representative ?I Park Avenue I Hartford Boiler L*-_ V u fik. rkUm Sg$1 DELIVERED BY CARRIER IN FAIRMONT Pott card statement* will Important?If subscription m] mailed on the first of is paid in advance the fol ach month. lowina ratee by carrier In Ifoglr Copjt -05 Pa inn on t" will apply: h?/JConU> l.tO Otte Month f .10 Months 3.00 Thre? Months / 2.U IU '.Months f.OO Six Monhs 440 tat : Year U 13.00 One Y?ar ?.sr OUTSIDE OF FAIRMONT By MaU - Cash In Advance tot: Month !k 1 .71 I Blx Months % 3.(1 rtfi* tMontha ? 2.00 | One Year ?. 6.00 BY CARRIER $tmg'<e Cc&r five csnU: eao month, St.*). cash In advance. When asking for ehange in address give old as well as new ;d at the Postoffice at Fairmont, West Virginia, ai laaa matter. -; . MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1922 " PUBLIC WILL BE INTERESTED THE automobile show is all set and- everything BBSS! to give to the people a most gratifying S^rion of all that is new in cars and an evening's ^entertainment that will amply repay every one who ^attends. j;; While last year's show was thought to be the paitsword in attractiveness, yet the exhibit tomor ^row.-night is expected to eclipse it. Those who xamined the beautiful and luxurious machines iftered last year will wonder how any improvement mud I)? made In tho perfection of those cars, or how any additional touch of beauty could be applied, but just like the annual circus, the public ^tplJVthat everything will be bigger and' better, ^excepting the prices which will only be better, and ^not'bigger. ^^t' Wlll be more difficult to sell cais this year han; last./ The last year's sales were surprising, jit '.considering things as tliey are now, it is ^obable that people will visit the exhibition more ^p-.jsee -than to p.urchase. Just to examine a beautiful car with its perfection of mechanism is a elight to any man acquainted with the make up of n'aehine, and many men present at the show will'get as much delight out of seeing the cars and going over their parts, as the small boy gets out of jgthe mechanical toys on display at Christmas time. Wakes a good car to make good In Fairmont, for Peat Virginia hills demand much from the cars thatftraverse them. If a car stands up well in West Virginia it wilt make good almost anywhere. '??.'The sqow should be a successful one for Fair monters are greatly interested in everything which appertains to an automobile, and while people are not so prosperous now as they have been, yet they ?j; wiU'be interested in every single thing on eshibl ? tion tomorrow night. o ? SAVING THE PENNIES i 1 HE crowds that thronged the new city market house were mute testimony to the fact that [^Fairmont people arc seeking to buy theij food as fccftfeaply as they may. This fact Is not only shown k|byjthe.market crowds but is to be observed in every ^Sopd'.shop in the city which is running a special. [Tt is a long time since local people have given r,ttio slightest evidence of thriftiness, and wliile Everyone deplores an economic condition that auses unemployment and suffering, yet from one Standpoint there is no doubt but that it is a ^tremendously good thing that people have been ' checked in useless expenditure and at last are compelled to become alive to the necessity of getting a dollar's worth for a dollar. ? One of the greatest factors In running up prices* [and in keeping them up, was the asinine Indiffer ence of a public that purchased all kinds ol articles ?Ywith absolute ignoring of the cost. When prices People are shopping around now, and it ls'a line [Uiinc to lee'. WomeD are taking their baskets on their arms and are buying oh? thing here, and another thing there, whereerer the prices are lowest. It take* time and energy to do this but it certainly Bares money and that is the thing which counts. In the cities where markets hare been established tor some time.' the habit of market basket shopping endures^ The richest women in the city Tlalt the market personally and contend with the motley crowd for bargains in a way that Fairmont women hare shown little Inclination to do. Local women are much too inclined to use the telephone. If the city market can offer to the Fairmont public the advantages of the markets of other cities, and they are very real advantages be It known, it will 1111 a great need in Fairmont. When summer produce begins to come In, room should bo mado foe the farmers, and a chance given them to deal directly with the public, tor fresh home grown produce Is one thing which a market should feature, and which the public will expect. PHYSICIANS MUST REPORT IF the physicians are falling to report contagious disease to the county health ofilccr they are doing a distinct wrong to the community and uny citizen aware of such delinquency should lodge a prompt complaint. If there are only three con tagious cases In Marlon County as reported Dy Dr Yost, then Marlon County must bo blessed beyond all other counties In the country harboring an equal Imputation. The people would be only too glad to believe that this could be true ,but It is hardly possible that In tho whole of the county there could be only three cases of contaglouB disease. Any doctor who falls to take the time to report to the county health officer his contagious'cases may be exposing an entire neighborhood to grave danger. Doctors are very busy at present; their faces have a tired, haggard expression s'peaklug of the strain undtr which they are working both day and night in caring for the hundreds of cases of Illness designated as flu, but surely evon In the rush under which they aro working thoy Bliould take thought for the rest of the populace, happily able to keep going, and shield them from Illness if possible. There are diphtheria and scarlet fever both, "in the city according to current report, and surely more than three cases In Fairmont. Of all menacing diseases to children these two are sup reme and the very names of these diseases bring terror to the hearts of the mothers of families. If the physicians hare the, real good of the public at h^art they -will make out their reports and get them in to Dr. Yost without delay. The develop ment of an epidemic right now would place every physician in an unenviable position, as^the public would have'every reason to bold them delinquent in performance of duty according to the report of the county health officer. The West Virginian is just a little proud of the ? Saturday paper which we believe to be an exeep i tlonal issue. Our friends have been congratulating us upon the issue and from their expressions we believe that they are also pleased with it. The section devoted to the automobile and style show , was an especially gratifying section and will c0m-< pare favorably with similar work anywhere. The N'ewsgravure scction, which is to be a rogular feature of Ihe Saturday paper is very attractive and will, we hope, be a welcome feature sto all the readers of the West Virginian. o The special settings now being employed by the moving picture houses to attract ratrons, lead to; the belief that in time to come there will be as much scenic elaboration in connection with the producing of lilms.as the rogular theaters use in staging the modern play. The set used by a locul house during the showing of "The Sheik" was very attractive and two other films are being featured tMs week in similar fashion. * Probably a unique celebration will be staged about fifty years from now when there may bo held a reunion of all the murderers of William Desmond Taylor. If the number continues to increase, special provision to take care of those in attendance will have to be made by the honored city In which the reunion assembles. [WF STUFF jgfSdems that Dante loft one thins Vof.; his Inferno. He didn't nge anything specially-attrac tive s for tho landlords. Maybe ithere wasn't room for alT of cm. IjSjJ ? ? * * j'.We used to say that a man was fcdrunk when lie had taken,more "ifiuorthan he could well manage, ttfrftfe cay he ia jammed, bologn dv"/pie-eyed. piffled, shellacked, lined, out like a light, or stewed i tffe hat. jffe 0 0 0 Sometimes?not infrequently? ffeiaay: "He was burled at 2 ffb/clo'ck this afternoon." r;,. V '. ? o * ,J$Why wouldn't it be a good idea ?jjlhatej the law's delays in the filling of 'em instead'of tiie en ~cing*of 'em? * ? ? ? the building boom sets well . there will surely be a al boom. does n't make so much dlffer ?' what or how much the moth ;ells the daughter, any more; does matter Is how much be daughter tell mother? .. ' * * * ou couldn't olame Florida If refined, to have what Nebras ka would not accept. ' ?' ? ? ? (Id Vesuvius is busy again, pose the Democrats will blame t on the republican party, too. 91 . ? ? ? Baha Ruth isn't in his right He ought to be secretary he navy. Bet ho could got "Br1 money to buy the coal ,?"? . . . Down in Raleigh county three j ol? Roller* preachers were arres-l *d because they insisted on "roll* ing" on the railroad track when a train wanted to got past. * * ? i Now the court will "roll" them for about $50 each. ? ? ? Declaring that sho is an unkiss ed bride, Mrs. Joseph Boiler of Brooklyn. X. V., 1b applying for a divorce. Maybe that's why. ? ? * Tip to the housewives?Better not leave your house cleaning until the B. 0. startr'theirs. * * ? Judging by tlio weather today, Creed Bolyard must have heard what jre said about him last week. * * ? An optimist is a man who thinks the world is with him?and he is right. * ? ? Bet the New York policeman who bit a robber was mad. * ? * Advertising tfp: Spring is ? the time for a'd ventures. ? ? ? . i One after-dinner speaker we should heed is the one at our back door. ? ? ? | Germany's broke. Hock der.ex ! kaiser. ? ? * Many will be relieved to learn tlio miners' strike is not in base ball. ? ? * One burning problem is a cheap cigar. ? * ? We have no objection to a man knocking at our door it be quits after be gets in. ? * * Perhaps tbe corner business is turning in a corner In the market. i ? ? As yet the seismograph shows no rccord of Bryan's campaign. ? ? ? Bareback riding is giving way to bareback dtnclnfr | Sidelights Only .a Few Remain. In the passing of Captain Ellis A. Billingslea, death has taken one more from tho fast thinning ranks of those local men who fought in the Civil war. It will bo only u i matter of a very few years until the last man vwho wore either the Blue or the Grey in that great struggle shall have come' to, tho end of life's journey. We have often wondered with just what eagerness these bravo and honored veterans of the bat tlefields o( '61-65 followed the ac counts of the late world war ana how they compared the titanic struggle in the Argonne, the two battles of the Marne and St. Mihiel with Bull Run, the Wildet* uesB, Gettysburg and Vicksburg. No doubt those who lived during the dark days of the Civil war thought when the reports of killed and wounded came in from Gettys burg, Fredericksburg and Chancel* lorsville that war had reachel its height in the taking of human lives, while Sherman's march to the sea eclipsed all former records in the nation for the devastation of prop ertjv. But the late struggle taught us that tho Civil war was tamo in comparison, and one shudders to think of the inventions of death that may be promulgated before the next struggle between the na tions. i But in one respect there is nn difference between the Civil war. tho world war and any war that thj futnre may hold in store for this country. War calls to the service the best men of the nation; call* those who are willing to prove Jheir patriotism upon the fields of bat tle. Those who fought in '61 and those who fought under the flag in the late war answered tho same call of the nation. They have and de serve the full respect and grati tude of the American people. BERTON BRALEY'S POEM Copyright, 1112, The West Virginian. LOTUS EATING WITH BERTON BRALEY PALM BEACH At the Royal Ponclana you will find Folks of evers style, variety and kind, From society's "big-timers" To a raft of social climbers ? , And a lot of people sportively inclined; There are tennis stafrs and movie stars as well, There .are victims of the golfer's ruling spell, Show-girls, gamblers, politicians? ? Girls on matrimonial missions. ?ou will meet them in this glittering hotel. 'it'is full of women marvelously dressed And each woman gazes (sharply at the rest k With a look that says, "I see here Such a bunch that shouldn't bo here. v Don't you think the middle-class should be suppressed?" There a time is fixed for everything you do. For your bathing, tea-lng, dancing, golfing, too; ?But they'll let you ride a bike At most any hour you like?: Thought you have to dress for dinner when you're through. Yes, Palm*Beaches most indubitably smart, And the way they get your money is an art, For at Bradley's white Casino You can play roulotte and keno* Which will leave you little cash when you depart Still, the Palms are very'splendid in their way. An'd the Beach Is just as lovely as they say, And Its joys are quite extensive? And exceedingly expensive, Which is why I only lingered for a day. *?Well, maybe it isn't keno, but you lose jnst the same. Special Meetings for Local Pythian Knights . Events of Interest for members of the Knights of Pythias order in the city, county and district are! hooked for the next two weeks. Mountain City lodge No. 48, with \ castle hall in the American build-1 ing. Main street, will have two ses- | sicns of exceptional interest dur ing the next two weeks. On Thurs day evening of this week, six can didates will bo given tbo work in the esquiro or second rank.- It has been several months since such a large number of candidates has ti:ken the work on a single eve ning, ,an.d it is expected that a large number of tho membership of the lodge will be present for the initiation. Tho degree team of Mt. City lodge Np. 48 has a great rec ord for putting on this work, and the members of the team will try to surpass all former records this week. | One week from this Thursday jnight, a chicken supper will he I served at the headquarters of the j lodge ut C:15, following which the i ? * third rank work will bo put on by the local degreo tcaui, those taking the second rank work this week being the candidates for the third next week. The Pythain Sisters will havo charge of preparing and serving the supper,. which means that it will be just right It is certain that, a large number will be on hand for the supper, which will be turned into a general get together session. On Thursday evening; of his week Lincoln lodge No. 13 of Fair view will hold & general - get-to gother session for all Pythians of district No. 3 It is expected that representatives from all the lodges in Taylor Marion and Harrison counties will bo presont for the meeting. A splendid program of entertainment is being arranged by tiie members of the Fairview lodge, who claim that it will be the best of a series . of meetings being held over the district. i / ! Billiards bad Its origin from an old French game played like "cro-1 quct. Spain pqssesscs 600,000 tons,of! shipping, ono-lialf of which is idle, j ; ? % Molla Sandals Price $6.00 Jcst a smart little sandal pump with modish square punch ?*low flat heels. Wa&-(?)i/er ^hnrfltff & ttltltoti "Shoes that SatisfgT ^ School Districts Receive State Aid After operating for the last two years under ' financial difficulty owing to nn error made in laying the levy *n 1920, the Grant Dis trict board of education, as"a re sult of receiving $6,100 as their last amount of atato aid for the school year of 1921-22, will be able to finish the year with a clean slate. By making an error in the levy, tho board was approximately |1,? 200 short in 1920. The levy was increased to the maximum amount in 1921 and the amount of state aid increased, but the change in the state law at that time, which Increased the school term and fixed,a maximum salary for teach eres. boosted the expense of tho board to such an extent that the increased revenue was Just enough fti ml the hoard by for that year. TO 3 board was making headway this year and hoped to bo able to wipo out the indebtedness by the proposed bond election for im provement of the schools of the district, but the receipt 'of the 56,100 from the state according to County Superintendent I. A. Barnes will give the board a clean slate for. the year. Winfield and Union, the other districts of tho county that have state aid, also received their last amount for the 1921-22 school term today. Winfield district gets |3, 872 and Union gets 12,80S. Thousands Islands, at the montft of the St. Lawrence, number about 1700 islands. NOON-DAY LUNCH 35c DRUMMOND'S RESTAURANT 315 Merchant Street ist&i trtklcel wT^K:?:Stf*?51F the u& of the tor ylth thehope that tb# parents. **,$? ooamonlty may find mm worth the editor of the Bey Column will be promptly atwvered. By R. W. HIMEUCK. The most marvelous piece o'l mechanism In ill the world Is thai Iving human body. The dominat I In* force of the organism, the mind, challenges the English lan guago for description. Youth is th .? most interesting period for both body and mind. Kor us Just now the boy .is the climax and baffles the united efforts of all the experts' to understand. A boy Is an appetite personified with a skin stretched over It. Hi? Imagination knows no bounds. Hoi can tax the patient of a Job and de-! mand tho wisdom of a Solbmon to guide and direct. His heart is a?| big as tie universe If properly un locked, and as narrow as a dun geon cell if doublo crossed. He loves with a fervor or bates with a vengoance. Direct his energies Into proper channels'and he ere ates a new world for Uie next gen eration. Let him drift without a rudder upon life's tempestuous sea and ho writes the darkest pages in history. Any neglect In the forma tion of character brings forth in oach generation a new crop of re formers. Why not resolve once and for all that no stone stall bo loft unturned in an effort to prop erly direct the youth of our city? Why not give the boy a chance tc play the great game of life and play it cordially? , The home Is a good place to be gin to bring up a boy but a poor place to stop. You cannot prop erly train your boy without con sidering his playmates. This means an ever increasing circle. Each one of the playmates of your boy has his playmates. It requires but a little stretch of the imagination to Include the boys of the com munity,, state, nation and the world. Let us be frank with ourselves tonight and make out a careful in ventory of what we know about our own boys In particular and con cerning boys hi general. In order to be more preciso write it out on paper. This will help to clarify yonr notions. When your inven tory Is completed add It up as care fully as you would your Income tax report When this Is done deduct your short comings, your neglects, your failures at. co-operation and your appreciation of . childhood. What you have left will be the con tribution which you have made thus far to better citizenship of your community. CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES, BELLAIRE, 0., March 6. ?Wll 11am S. Myers, 88, died yesterday of pneumonia. He was a civil war veteran and had been In the iron business. WHEELING ATTORNEY DIES. WHEELING, March 6. ? Archie Sawtell, 46, former city solicitor and one of the leading lawyers or this city, died Sunday. He liaj been 111 of pneumonia for two day*. CHARLESTON, Marsh. ?.?T J25.000 damage ault brought Rota Secula, the armless vbose heroism has attracted noilct throughout the state, was p today on tho docket ot the son court, baring been certifiedT the clrsult .court In Haftmn county. Ro?a*12 year-old diufhtet, ot a Greek oca I miser, la plain tit In the action against the Catherine (oal confpany and tho Monongv hela Valley Traction company, t( recover (or the Injuries she no tahiod when she camo In contan with a win In the coal compasi mine at Meadowbrook. .carrying ? 22,000 volt current. The accident happened In June. 1920. and the little girl was so badly burned thai she lost both t-rma. She Is now<fc , the care of the Presbyterian Syni odlcal school at Madison, where she', wab placed by the state bonrd of cbib.rm's guardians. The case goos to tho supreme court on tbe action ot the lower bmly In ovor-TUllng demurrers ot. lite defendants to the 'declarations. Modern'silk hat was drat wort l(t England about 1840. We need used furniture to supply our old: store comer jucKson and Jefferson streets. You need New Furniture from our new store, 211 Monroe street, l.et us'exchange. We also repair or store furniture. You will Slid a complete-lint of turnltnre, cat-pets, stores,' paints and wallpaper at our uew atore. 221 Monro? street See Denham First Co,, 221 Monroe Street ; Next to Woolworthf COMBS ALL SIZES KINDS COSTS Combs ot all kinds and all sizes and ot nil ma terials. Partlcufarly the composition cbmb, not pure celluloid which Is brittle. Inflammable and, dangerous, but a com position which Is prac- ' tlcally unbreakable and will not Mini. Combg for babies, for men and ' for women, as well as,' Bne combs, In this ma-.; terlal or any othsr.->.?8Br CRANES Drug Stoffe Progress Through Thrift and Foresight, Great financial progress results from , thrift and foresight. Having raorfey In the Peoples Nation al Bank gives a fooling pt security and satisfaction. Your account Is Invited. , $ 4% Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. The Peoples National Bank FAIRMONT, W.VA. taioinjmiiuiL:' capital<200,000.00 ^BimmifliiMiaufl ' COURTNEYS' STORE announces the arrival ?f Brand Gingham Dresses for Spring and Summer T, HE advance showing'of the very popular Clara Jane Gingham Dresses is ready and we deem it a privilege to present it at such ait early date. ' Wo-. ? men who are concerned about the comfortable, brightly colored dresses they will need in but a couple of months will find ij advantageous to make*their, selections ' from- our present large assortments. : These new mbdels areSnost attractively made of fine ginghams in plaids and checks in.a wonderous range of colors. And they are uniformly inexpensive. 8 :$2 95 to $875 f See Them in Our Window m