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' W. J. WIEGEL. Editor ?? ? ?? .
8 ARKETT LEEPER. Associate Editor
>1% ' | SYDNEY W. WR10T..
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' itches herein are also reserved
mber Aspoelated Press.
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? West Virginia rublUhers Association..
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lowing rates by carrier in
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Six Monhs ' 440
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~ 1.00
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asking for chajgj in address sfive old as well as new
d.^t'tKe Postoffice at' Fairmont,' West Virginia, as
?t matter.
DNBaDXY:-EVBNINO, MARCH 8. 1622
^ B*-'sv WEEK
a^AIRMONTERS are going to Had this one ot
j^the'busjest weeks In the history ot the city.
' " lrst place there is an unusual rush of
outine business. .Club, meetings, fraternal
organlratlons, church ahd committees meetings aro
"usually numerous, and several Kocfal affairs arc
fuYea.' Everything seems to fare arrived at
gee;, together with large publlc^ffalrs that will
dr^w hundreds ot visitors Into 'the city from all
county.
? The greatest attraction Is the automobile show
a huge affair which has been la process of pre
paration for months. This opened last nigjt and
Kl|continue until Friday. On Thursday evening
i music department of the Fairifeont Wom'ans
|lub present the seconu number of a series of'three
musical attractions which this department
?e'.been putting on this winter, and on Friday
ening The Daughters of the American .Revolu
tion will also present a special musical attraction
['ofjunusual merit. People are going to find It
fjdifflcult to attend all of the events which will claim
siiielr Interest.
The whole city also, is unusually .attractive, for
the merchants have seized this opportunity To'put
?toji a spring style show and tho display windows are
Nlllqd .with attractive articles of- dress, while
"Bterlorq are decorative and exceptionally beautiful.
Saturday night Is going to find a tired city, hut
1 t will not And a bored city, people are^going to
fifi^ye a lot of new things to think about and to
italic ovir, from the latlst model Packard car'to the
('newest thing in a red hat, from the exquisite music
of splendid artists to the last committee resolution.
Falrmonters are an ambitious lot and they will do
f t^eir best to keep up with the city procession.
THE PASSING OF PENMANSHIP >?
GLANCE at old manuscripts and letters ot a
Lhalf century ago will' reveal' the tact that
penmanship ot that tlmo surpassed in beauty the
penmanship ot today. Somo of the correspondence
11 of ,years gone by reveals an exquisite art with the
' jen' that only an expert of the present time could
;; hope to equal.
Naturally this art was not a gentral possession,
but It does seem to Imply that every person nho
attempted to write at all gave close attention to the
formation ot the characters, and made of cach
Itten ?? communication a beautiful example ot
lenmanshlp. Many old letters are so perfectly
Itten that the regularity and preclseness of iho
les of writing resemble, copperplate. Living all
,i>e finish ot an engraving.
if?# The handwriting ot the average person of today
1* anything but exquisite. The temperament of the
lation could be distinguished by scanning tho
contents ol a mall bag. Sprawling. hurried, half
formed characters bespeaking tho Impatience of a
people accustomed to telophone and telegraph,
t tetters, outside of the fond missives of lovers who
' adore to write reams of expression ot intimate
?feeilng, aro undertaken solely because duty- or
exigency demands them, and they are tuirlodly
" sr&wled and thankfully sealed and dashed Into th'e
il'box with an "hurrah, that's done!" gesture,
i Thero is deterioration. Id hiadwrttlnj that 1?
' very noticeable, bul then Is also a certain unlform
?it>\.brougfct about by tho education of the public
schools which makes all handwriting legible, for I
1
STUFF
that Will Hays Is In tbo
flea and Work has bis old Job,
ttero was a Will there's
Work will probably show
US;,how to wprk when there's no
^ k' ..Wonder If Will will work
be movlaa?
I
oonahine is being) aokl in
itown todqpt without ninv
:frte?nce by the officers of ttie
i,wK6 are winking knowingly
i?. sales continue to increase,
in ? ' ? * .
nd: (hose who are selling
tUjonimne say' some will be
irdugbt to Fairmont and placed
| an'.saiehere
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*th? newsstands, as
1
paahlno is the nam of the
rical monthly' comlo published
me members of the West Vir
n pnirersity Presa dub. ?t|
j formerly calltd the ana
na, meaning the curse , but
ftjwera not enough Greek atu'
ta at Athens to tell the others
Ijit'wat all about. ?
?the li
i
is of' March!
fJeft, to.
uBuwif uiuyiMiurowii?flig<i oi-ma yomnxui
, product of the finishing school, .who like to writ,
tinrglvea the postal
forw nervous prostisttoir.VV,- * '
Whether there -will ever come a time when
correspondence will once again assume the beauty
and, distinctiveness of fifty years ago 1> very
, doubtful, for the art was only acquired by hours of
patient making- of "pot hooks" and, unless
America stows down a bit; there will he Uttl? time
for such painstaking practice.
THE UNKNOWN JANE ADDAJLS ?
THERE has been much to, "rile" the American
public in the advent, of English lecturers and
writers who have so- noticeably Invaded thV
country to lecture before. our most "Intelligent',
audiences and to sneer behind the dropping
curtain. This invasion has not been Inspired be
cause of a desire to placd before the American
people a cherished theory or a soaring Ideal, at
least this Is not true of tho great majority of these
overseas Intellectuals;, for the most part these
lecture tours have been solely prompted by tho
grinding fact that their own peoplo have no money
to pay to hear these distinguished Individuals, and
the 'distinguished larder Is becoming therefore
painfully empty.
There has been little to equal the Insolence of
the famous Marg'ot Asqulth as' she (trawled between
puffs1 of a cigarette, "Jane Addams? 1 never
heard of her." is It likely that an English woman
wl?h the e'ducatlon, 'and tho wide knowledge of
worth while people which this woman claims to
have, could, by any stretch of the imagination, not
even have heard of t woman who is foremost In
American womanhood and whose personal achieve
ment for the good of her country and Its citizens
has been so great that this product of British
egotism would do well to be very humble in her.
presence?
It is not possible, of course! What this latest
visitor is seeking Is a pose which will bring her the
publlclty-wlthout which her American lecture tour
would be a failure. In her Interviews she express
es an ignorance of American celebrities that is
laughable, if It were not so patently a lie, that it' is <
disgusting. It Is to be hoped that tew American
dollars will accompany this remarkable English
lady to her home across the waters. America
would a little rather give its mone> to boost some I
of tht .splendid projects of the insignificant,
unknown Jane Addams.than to surply the Honor-'
able Margot with cigarette money.
Women voters In the city should assure them-1
selves that they are registered before the time
arrives for voting upon a new city bond Issue. The;
purpose of the bond Issue, which Is to secure a
filtration plant for Fairmont, is one In which the
women are deeply interested and no woman will
\\isTT to lose her opportunity to express herself lu |
this election.
There is no reason why a man shouldn't find a
third marriage a very satisfactory and haopy
arrangement, but any man would purely be justi
fied in'getting,out his trusty old squirrel rUle, his
razor and his broadax and. going after any crowd
of ser&itaders upon the'third serenade. One of the J
average serenades Is enough to last Methuselah a
lifetime.
A FarmingtqB cellar was robbed this week and
nothing swiped but the canned blackberries. Could
any Inside intorihatlon have been circulated as to
the next summer crop of black berries? . If there i
going to be a shortage that will affect the crop ]
of, black berry pie everybody ought to know It.
^Clarksburg Is staging a "pay up week" which Is
proving highly satisfactory according to reports In
the newspapers of that city. The Idea Is not a bad
one if the people happen to have the money, but it
wouid not be a very popular movement among
those who have not. We might take a straw vote
on the proposition here, l/it better not bother about
It until after the automobile show. How can folks;
pay up and buy a new car at the saue time?
Lloyd George begins to believe that he has
had enough of it. If tho English common people!
allow him to get that Idea too firmly Implanted In
bis mind they will undoubtedly, regret It. No
British leader understands tho peoplo of that
country as does Llfcyd George, and time and again
he ha; averted a popular Btorm of disapproval Irom
the masses by his ability to onglneer things in a
way that met their liking.
Philadelphia advises the present day tax maker
to take a leaf out of the book of Ptolemy Phlladel
phus. Just what would happen If such a leaf wero
extracted Is a mystery to the ordinary Individual,
but if the arfvlco is given n lth a base motive "to
secure employment for a lot of Philadelphia
lawyers In a case for prosecution, then taxmakers
would do well to bo wary.
Income, to:: return. Von E. Teter
told us today.
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Billy Sunday's goln' to speak in.
Morgantown next month. Guess
the old town needs a revival.
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The only grounds some people
own aro found In the bottom ot
their coffeo cups.
Few mlnlsterqjjbiect to preach
ing to wooden heads, but thoy do
to wooden benches'.
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Some one hag called our atten
tion to the redaction of 6 per
cent In the rates of the New OforK
Telephone company, suggesting
that similar action would' be vory |
appropriate In Fairmont tti view I
of the recent 11 per cent dividend '
of the Bell Telephone' company'.
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Curious things are found In the
now telephone book. Listed under
Fairmont are four 'Baker*, one
Barber, two Butchers, ten Carpen
ter*, two cooks and a number 'ot
bother craftsmen.
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There is only one Benedict.
But there *ars nine Fords; two'
Glllettes and several'other anv
cessorlJs, Mich as two Balls, seren
Bells, one bloc'i and one Drum.
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Very tew eatables/however, are
found I" the front part of the:
Fairmont director}-, only one Berry
and nine Ices being listed.
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Ttfo se'asons of the year ire re
presented by two Springs and
four. Summers. i
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There are three Barns, 28 Halls,
two Grooves, one Church and eight
Hills.
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Other oddities in the fqre part
of the directory include two
Friends, three Ashes, one Dancer,
two 'Feathers, eight Hoods, three
Hunters and one Jack.
, NEGRO LYNCHED
ABERDEEN, Mich., March g..
~-WIllle-Baker,-'an -18 year;old.
negro, was lynched by a mob tea
miles north'bf here yesterday.^ Hi.
was accused,-of having attacked
the si^-ylearJol^ daughter qt a
prominent' farmer .late Monday
nl?ht?v':j, - .v
The glri'e mother, hearing her
daughters -screams, ran-to aealst
her,and ,*lth the .help of other
women held the oeiro until men
arrived. A constable took him
from the moVand started to Aber
& ms 4der,
hiiflIrls6a?>.<Avi
BERTON BRALEY'S POEM
Cowrlrtt, 1?J, Th. Wrtt Vfrclnlan.
HAVANA
In the city of Havana rrhcro the tropic breeze# blow
And the flivvers?called "fodlngas"?scurry madly to and fro,
There's a bar on every corner and at every bar there stand
Quite a bunch of thirsty Yankees from their own, their native land;
There the cocktail-shaker's busy making "dykerles" and such,
Which are moBtly puro Bacardi and which cheer you very much,
And a cocktail costs a quarter and Imparts a pleasant glow >
In the city of Havana where the tropic breezes blow.
In the clty'of Havana hooch and good cigars are cjieap
And the bars are always open and the barkeeps never sleep,
And ot course It's rather joyous to be drinking as you chooso
But?I'm glad my native country doesn't legalize the booze,
For along with open barrooms stalks the ugly form of vice
And lie nights In "Gay Havana" are not?well, exactly "'nice,"
For-the "high life".which you see there is, I'm thinking, rather low;
In the city of HaVana where the tropic breezes blow.
In the city of Havana there aro narrow streets and busy, _
And?the|rafHc>ruaUea.through them in a way to make you dizzy,
But the Cuban cops, are clever and efficient and polite
And there Isn't any tangle they can't straighten'out all right;
Oh, the Cubap girls are pretty?or a number of them are,
Though a winsome Yankee maiden will outclass them mighty far,
And the Cuban men are "mashers"?but the girls prefer them so,
In the city of Havana where the tropic breezes blow.
In the city of Havana Sunday Is the gala day.
When the lockey Club Is crowded and the folks are out to play; j
Tien the bookies make their harvest as the pontes gallop by? ?
Or the frantic.fans are cheering at the game of "pal alal,"
At the marvelous Casino there's a crowd to dine and dance
And to tempt the goddess' fortune at a dozen games of chance.
There Is beauty In Havana, in the gorgeouB tropic flowers, i
In the cool white plaster houses that are lovelier than ours,
But I'd hate to keep on living at the speed the Cubans sliow
In the city of Havana; where the tropic breezes blow.
LETTERS TO
THE EDITOR
SHOULD CARE FOS"NEEDY.
FAIRMONT, March V-[Editor,'
rha West Virginian.]?A few days
ago I read an article In your taper
concerning a colored child, who at
that time was confined In the city
(ail. At the time of my reading I
did not know that this child was a
colored child, but on reading the
paper last evening I noted an ac
count that this child had been tak
en In charge by the Salvation Army
and I was very sorry to note that
It was a colored child, because It
would have been our duty to have
looked after the same. .
I am very sorry, that the Salva
tion Army had U> come to the res
cue of this colored child. It should
have been the duty of us to have
looked after the matter. I am ver?
sorry that we overlooked the fact
and we beg to state, here that In
the future all cases of this kind
coming before city authorities,
that they will please notify the
Community club, that It is our duty
to try to help to take care of those
who are in need. ' t
[ wish to say to my good colored
friends of,Fairmont, who have been
here through these many years,
who have built for themselves great
names In this community and who
claim Bp stand for'everything that
Is right and good, that we shoulo
be ashamed of ourselves, that we
should allow the white people of
our dty to look after our needs and
wants of which wo could attend to
ourselves.'
I hope that tie time will come
when we, as a christian people, will
sea the need of'our work-:more
plainly than we have seen It In the
past I. wish to say to the chris
tian people o( Fairmont who stand
for what Is right and good, who are
at the head ot our churches and
other organizations of tho city,
that we should wake up to tht
sense ot our duty and not allow the
leagues of our colored people to be
brought before the Solvation Army
As you know the Salvation Army
Is a grand and noble organization
and we feel that It Is doing every
thing that it can do for the uplift of
falling hiimanltv and it Is our duty
to help them tiy taking care ol the
things that come 'before us,' as the
present case In question. We may
say that we did not know the par
ties who were confined In the city
jail, but that does not concern us
They have done nothing more than
some of the rest of us have done,
but we have all fallen by the way.
and the child Is not responsible for
what Its parents have done and
we must not blame the child, bur
we should have gone to the rescue
because there are many ot us who
could have cared for this little one
until'Its parents-were at liberty.
It was my Intention to bring this
matter before' tho Community.
Choir,this morning, as Mrs. L. B.
Thornton had gladly consented to
take the child In charge and do
what she; coSId for It until Its par
ents had been freed, but finding out
't^ils morning that.Mrs. Wllsonhad
been committed to ball and had tak
en her- child'; and returned to her
home, we were Informed that there
was.nothing, at this time, that we
could do for the little one: but In
the future we wish to say, that we,
the Community club and choir, ara
ready to help any such cases ns
this which may come before us and
?we .will , ever strive, to do our duty
to "form humanity as Christ set
forth In his teaching, "Softer" little
children to oome unto him fbr such
Progress Through Thrift
' and Foresight
Great financial progress relults from'
thrift ani foresight ?
Having money in the People! Nation
al Bank gives a feeling of security and
satisfaction. Your account la Invited.
4% Interest Paid on Savings Accounts.
XT^nri ^VT^T^RvLr IT
is the kingdom of heaven." I pray|
God that the christian churches of t
Fairmont, who have, in the laBt few!
weeks, been carrying on their great I
revivals, to foster the .cause of
Christianity, will soon see their
duty to love their neighbor as
themselves and the Lord thy Qod<
with all thy heart Do unto others
as wo would have them do unto us.
Very respectfully,
A.y. THORNTON. j
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| Sidelig
Who's the Boss?
"There are too many children in
the county who do all the telling
to when they will or will not go
to school or when thoy will quit
school, or do this-or that and the
PARENT does all the listening."
The above iB a paragraph in a
letter sent out by Homer C. Tooth
[man, principal <>f the West Monon
gah high school, Beeking the co
[operation of all parents who. have
! children in the Institution, espe
cially tie parents of children who
[are not making passing marks in
I their studies, and who will not be
; able to move up. a gr^de at the end
iof the school year unless immedl
j ate improvement is shown.
1 lit this letter Mr. Toothman points
out four possible reasons for the
Hack of success on the part of any
student, tfc wit:
1. Lack of study at home.
2. Lock of Interest
3. Pure laziness.
4. Too much absence. j
It can be readily seen that the
co-operation of parents is a vital
factor in. the successful solution of
A jreat. tnrtto tails c
teacher of any student L-,mwi
school, or college for that m.itt.T.
In the matter ofcreatlng and aua>
talnln* an Interest In tho work 011
the part of I ho student. The
driest -6f dry studies may be made
Intensely interesting It the Instruc
tor has the happy faculty of pre
sentlng the lesson day after day to
the class; while even a highly fa
foresting 'subject may become a
bore it the instructor known nothing
of tho psychology of the olaar
Toom. After all, tho big school
problem Is to arouse and maintain
a wholesome interest in school
work on the part of the young foil:,
and this of necessity requires that
the. dally classes be made Interest
ing and not merely dull, perfuno-.
tory, routine performances.
Wo can remember back in our
college days a certain professor
who taught a beastly dry and unin
teresting required subject,.snd to,
make things worso the class con I
vened at 8:80 in the morning. But
this professor had the faculty ot
making tho subject Interesting; hail
a personality that grlppod; and It
was found that none ever skipped
a class with him. Students would
get up and go' to that 8:30 claas.
even It they had to cut one at 10:30'
to make up for the lost sloep earllor
in tho morning.
Fairmont Leads.
According to the official govern
ment reports, ? Fairmont leads nil
her sister cities In West Virginia
in the return march toward nor
malcy in industry and business!
during the month of February. This
city reported an lnoreaso of 5,522
Industrial employees for the month,1
Huntington reported a net incrcaso
of 933; Charleston '203, while
Wheeling showed but 23.
Now In This City?
Quite a furore was creatod In
Washington the other day when a
Mora, advertised that living models
would display the latest la women's
hosiery in ope of the show windows
We have our doubts if such a move
in this city would cause much ot a
stir. There are sufficient living
models'here'In knee length skirts
for one to visualize ? tho latest in
women's hosiery,1>resuppoalng that
?drunk what I put !
? tarday."
f ? , ^ Purel
! . The attractive l
posed $150,000 hood luue fori
tratlon plant Is the fafct th.iT
money to retire the bonds t
paid out of the rocolptaV
water department of tho dtj
fact wu empbiialsedbjr
Morris, water commission!
hta address al tho wokly
eon of the Klwanlg Club' t<
According to Mr. Morrla,]
receipts ol the water d?
.for the la/'"fiscal year I.
to $157,808, ofwhlph J3?.l
prcsented'the net earnln
department after pcovf
the depreciation of; the j.
float the bond issue, how
! la necessary thr.i tho ho
issned with a 5 eetii let;
guarantee, although the t
reality win oo retired i
rorenuo of the water depi.
In othor words, the people i
mont will be able to obtjr
.pure water wlthouf
taxation. If tho bou(l
proved at the special eleitio
March IS.
That the earnings c_
department, will .'iacrei
year to year seeeraa 1
total of 300,000 gallo
saved by repairing, tl
reservoir on Knob 7"
installation, of
interesting tQ.note
tlon that out of th
on meter* in January i
ary, mora than l,Tf
minimum rate of )pi
The whole propoaltloi
sholi Is that four mitlio
of sewerage la daily i*
the Tygarts Valley rl
Ins, Bollngton, Phi"
towns above the !
and that.the appn
posed boud Issue ..'
water for Fnlrmont
tlonal taxation.
Oregon produci
000 dozen eggaai
Prices, too
lire so very
moderate*
So Easy to Find
Hosiery to Mate
Yes indeed it-is very easy to find h<
icry to match if ,>yoiu stop at our hoSif
counter when you purchase , your shoes.'
We'v^-tvery color, and we knowyoi
find just what you want.
'S5hoesr that ^ at lata,'
co0rti
sto:
Shades of the Fu<
fANE of Spring's most favored colors i
VHt has,,never been moreihappily pi
in the niew .hats we've just received froi
New York. : v.
These Jardine Hats are positively star
novelties of designing and trimming |?
a variety of. fuchsia shades mth"frait?
knd silk and straw,of exceptional qualil
T ? ?
Their popularity is unquestioned. An
age of the iuchsia'shades is 'thatMey^
adapt themselves, by way of contrast, *
ly every sort of Spring Costume.
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