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- ' """ 1 —- 4 A Reimblican Newspaper that kaa a large circulation in the Big Sandy and Twelve Pole Valley*. An excellent advertising medi um Published Every Wednesday. TERMS OK SUBSCRIPTION. . One copy, oue year, - - *1.00 One copy, six months, - .AO One copy, three months, - .30 Job printing of all kinds neatly and promptly executed on rea sonable terms. Notice to SubHcrlbers. Our subscribers will please bear in mind the ruliug of the Postmaster Gen eral that if they become in arrears more than twelve months we will be required to pay postage at the rate of oue oent for every four ounces, making one cent post age on each paper sent you. If we are compelled to pay this postage we expect to charge it to the subscriber ; therefore, see that you do not become In arrears. LOOK AT THE DATE AFTER TOUR NAME ON YOUR PAPER. Wayne Court*. TaraB sf ClrcaU Coart: Hecoad Msatar U T»bn»rj, May, Atgait and November. Term* of Coaaty Coart: First Moaday ia Jam ■ary. April mod Jaly. aad Third Moaday ia No Timber. Tltot-MAaKI and Oncrrlrkti r«e1»*m ail I •end M-tch. Modi or FfcotoTfer MM* «"- ■ WT a paten taMltty. Patent pnettee oa- H oluMvaly. BANK Rirutsott. ®**d S eerni la sSampe for htvalaabU book ■ on MOW TO OBTAIN and (ILL PATENTS, ■ Whloh pane will pay, Huw to cl a partner. I patent law and other valuable latonueUea. I D. SWIFT & CO. I PATIMT LAWYIM, 303_Sev8nth_St:j_ Wathlngtee, D. C.^ Dr. Dltson P. Garter DENTIST 84 At*., Cor. 10th 81., Odd Fellow Building, Huntington, W. Ya. THERE'S a lot of money | here and in this vicinity. Possessorsof thatmoney read this paper; they swear by it. They want to be shown. If your goods are right, they want to buy. This paper talks to that money at regular intervals. It’s money that f talks back and talks back ! strong. Get your share—do \ your talking through our ad vertising columns. iMju, »r w. m fLSit at a table of 13 person* on Friday the 13th of the month. d.Let a black cat cross you path. C.Break a mirror. C.Walk under a ladder. 4LAnd bad *uck won’t touch your business if you advertise in this paper. C/l'rade ads. know no supers stition. C.H you have goods to sell, let the ad. do it. jgqj hr W N U.' fc'-y - ,- - ,- ■—. Don’t Use a Scarecrow T» Drive Away the Hail Order Wolf You can drive him out quickly if you use the mail order houses’ own weapon | —advertising. Mail order ' concerns are spending thousands of dollars every week in order to get trade from the home merchants. Do you think for a minute they would keep h up if they didn’t get the busi ness? Don’t take it for granted that every one within a radius of 25 mile* know* what you have to 0Ei19 *nd what your prices are. Nine time* out of ten your prices are lower, hut the customer is influenced by the up-to-date adver ti*in£ of the mail order house. Every article you advertise should be desenbed and priced You must '.ell vour story in an inter esting way, and when you want to reach the buyers of thia ccui mumty use the colunuis of this paper. / 4. PATRIOTISM IS FIRST DUTY OF | STURDY SWISS Many of Them Sympathize With the Allies, but Demand Fair Treatment. STANDS BETWEEN TWO FIRES European Republic Declines to Be Overawed by Powerful Neighbors —Refuses to Starve or Be Driven Bankrupt—Would Eight for Rights. By EDGAR ANSEL MOWRER, (Correspondent of the Chicago News.) Lausanne, Switzerland.- Selgnobos, In his lllstolro Politique ile r Europe Contemporaine.” begins his chapter on Switzerland as follows: 1 he interest of Swiss history must not be measured by the size of the country. This little country holds a very important place in the history of contemporary European Institutions. To whoever desires to understand the evolution of our modern democratic society, this history may bo recom mended as the most instructive selec tion of examples of the application of the principle of popular sovereignty.” Foreigners who know Switzerland, with or without having visited it, as u country of tourists, hotels, mountains, picturesque chalets, mountain rail roads. glaciers, milk chocolate. St. Gall embroideries, cheese and refuges for revolutionists, may bo pleased to know that of all the people of Europe the Swiss have, historically, been the most belligerently tenacious of their Independence and that they are today the people who have gone farthest In the realm of popular government. The ''initiative" haB been general since 1848, and the "referendum," con sidered a most radical, modernist measure, came in about the sumo lime. Proportional representation was adopted by the Italian canton of Ticino as far back as 1891. German Element Is Strong. The Swiss confederation counts to day approximately 3.450,000 inhabi tants, or whom about 200,000 are Ital ian by race and language. 750,000 eon aider thcmsolvea French and the re maining 2.500.000 apeak German. Thus the Germun element is by far the strongest numerically and the most ‘ important. It can control In federa tive political mutters. The French cantons, with the important centers of Geneva and I>auaanne und their excel lent newspapers, play Intellectually a role somewhat beyond that presumed by their numerical inferiority. The Italian element Is relatively insigni ficant, although one of the most bril liant of the government ministers, Big. Motta, comes from the Ticino. So much by the way of prelude to a presentation of Switzerland's posi tion during the present great war At the beginning of hostilities the French and Italian cantons manifest ed a sturdy but inoffensive sympathy for the allies The Gorman cantons, to the contrary, gave vent to a single strong hurst of Oermanophllia. 1 have not taken account of the individuals whose sympathies are always with the side Uppermost Today, though by stages so imper eeptlble that they cannot be traced, the situation has become different. Here In Romansh Switzerland the pop ulation is still overwhelmingly pro allies. There Is little German in the streets or in the stores. As soon as Italy entered the war the Ticinese pronounced for Italy. It is not an ex aggeration to .lay that, notwithstand ing the German speaking majority, there are now in the country as many open adherents of the allies as of the Austro German* This means that a large number of persons who speak German favor the nations of the quad ruple alliance, particularly France Swiss Industry Badly Hurt. But a now economic problem has ap peared and is forcing people to face it squarely. Switzerland, accifstomed In time of pea-'o to derive «onsldera ble profit from Its flno scenery and its central position, mrw pays heavily for the latter. A targe proportion of the national army has been mobilized at considerable o.tpense and kept under arms since August, 191 f. Industry is suffering The foreigner comes but rarely to the countless hotels, which stand bleak and deserted like so many gigantic mausoleums. Only a few homeless indl/iduals from foreign parts loiter in the streets—few by comparison with former years. Even ' the exiled revolutionary has quit the little country where he for so many years found sanctuary A few fron tier towns are centers of espionage and Intrigue That Is all. The sun ri«es alone over the glaciers’ fair des elation There are no tourists shiv , erlng with cold and delight to welcome his upcoming or to turn away to hurry down the last slope homeward as he sets behind the purple mountains The country suffers from the loss of tourists. But most of all It suffers from the bonds and restrictions with which the wa. ring nations, arid chiefly those which command the sea are endeavoring to correct It. During a year the strings have been drawn ever tighter and tighter. Because she lacks a seaport Switzerland can breathe less easily even than Hoi- | lnnd. Constant disputes are arising relative to contraband, conditional contraband, imports and their final consumer Is Between Two Fires. The situation finds adequate expres sion in the words of u contributor to the Gazette de lutusanne: Germany and Austria have said to Switzerland: 'We are perfectly will ing to deliver you such raw materials as you lack. But you must give us in exchange not money but certain products of which the allies' blockade deprive# us and which we need.* The allies object to tills, saying to Switzer land: From the beginning of the war wo have placed our ships uud our trains at your service, and, un like our enemies, we have never thought of imposing compensations in goods upon you In the future, as in the past, we are quite willing to furnish you with raw materials as well as with foodstuffs. Only, desir ing that our blockade be effective, we ask you to give your word not to puss on in any form whatever to our ene mies that which we procure for you.’ ' Switzerland replies to the allies: 1 am grateful to yon for supplying me with foodstuffs ami raw materials without demanding compensation. Masters of the ocean, you havo been able to do me this service, liko good neighbors. Germany and Austria, al though blockaded by your fleets, have also done what they could for mo. Driven by need, they asked me to pay them in goods, while continuing to pay you in specie; and I have not refused, being myself hard pressed and neutral—that is. equally friendly to all and unwillingly to increase dif ficulties. In tho meuntlme your fears are groundless, for I have taken care formally to forbid the exportation from my territories of a whole series of goods of urgent necessity. And 1 am always on tho watch for smug glers. Needs of Swiss Inaustiy. " On tho other hand, my Industries must live in spite of your war, on account of which I. though perfectly innocent, suffer more than you, por haps, bolievo. And in order that my industries be not ruined they must be permitted to re-export to all coun tries the articles manufactured from raw materials furnished by no matter what belligerent. I am neutral of my owji freo will, but with your appro bation. That is why, although 1 have obligations townrd you (and 1 do not deny them), that you also have a few toward mo, of which the llrst and os sentlal Is to let me live.’ ” Here is tho situation In u nutshell. Tho result of pressure from both sides, but principally from the side of the allies, has been to make tho Swiss conscious of their nationality and to start a wave of patriotism. Negotia tions are going on to regulate the mat ters of difference between tho little mountain country and its powerful neighbors by establishing a Swiss con trol of all foreign trnde with a view to doing away with chances for chcuting. For the people will not listen to prop ositions from either side offering ‘ compensation" after the wnr. They want the difficulty done away with now, immediately. Would Fight for Rights. The Swiss are aware of their force. The effect of 35'’,000 sturdy, well equipped and trained soldiers thrown into tho balance today on either side would bo considerable—might be de cisive. We have been much too humble,” men tell mo here. "From now on we shall cease to supplicate and begin to demand, courteously but firmly." “Would you fight?” "Certainly, If forced to It. We re fuse to starve or he driven bankrupt. England and France and Italy must be brought to realize this fact or face the consequences.” "Hut your personal sympathies, as you have Just told me, are with the countries you mention.” "That Is true. Hut you must real ize that before we are German, French or Italian we are Swiss. We have our own country to look after. In any but an extreme case an attempt by the German-speaking majority to force the nation into war against the CHARGED WITH NEGLECT Tho lack of ammunition, which thj Russians Bay was the cause of their repeated defeats, has been put up to General Soukhomllnoff, who. until his removal, was tho Russinn war min* later. For ills alleged neglect of duty in permitting tho Russian forces to run short of ammunition, he Is to bo tried by u superior court appointed by the czar himself. General Nicolas Fetroff has boon appointed president of the court. allies would mean an Immediate rup turo between us and them and so bring about the ruin of Switzerland. But If tho present restrictions, ulroady bad. grow heavier Instead of lighter, If the allies cannot bo persuaded by our diplomats thnt although wo ask only to live wo put our entire strength behind this demand, then. German, French or Italian speaking though wo be. we shall fight side by side Ilka a single man, as wo would do tomoi^ row at the slightest infraction of our territorial rights. And I—well. I should fight too, even ngninst nearly everything in the world I hold dear.” MUST KILL PRAIRIE DOGS Texas Land Owners Are Compelled by Law to Destroy the Pests. Austin, Tex.- Prairie dogH are de clared to be a public nuisance, accord ing to an act passed at the special bob sion of the Thirty-fourth legislature and which act Is now effective. The act also provides for their exterinlna tlon, but no bounty Is given by tho state for eliminating tho so-called pests; owners of land on which prairie dogs exist are required under tho law to kill them and an allowance of two years is given to such owners to rid their lands of tho nuisance. It is also made tho duty of tho coun ty commissioners of any county in which prairie dogs exist to Investigate and determine whether owners of lands in their respective commission ers' precincts havo complied with tho provisions of the law. In the event tho owner of land on which prulrle dogs exist failH to de stroy such pests the act empowers the sheriff of the county involved to pro ceed and destroy tho nuisance. For his service the sheriff is allowed five dollars a day for actual service, and this sum is to be paid by the coun ty commissioners, but the amount so paid shull be assessed against the owner of land and tho account or clnlm entered as a lien against the land in case of failure to pay the umount due the county. 8nakes Galore. Clarkesvillo, Ga. — Tho killing of those thirteen rattlesnakes and pilots Rufus Harris killed sorno time ago was thinning snakes out some, but it is reported that there was tho un reasonable number of 4f>0 snakes killed on the farm of Willie Mulllnax near here in one season. NARROW ESCAPE OF AN AVIATOR mi inl» photograph. with his hack turned to tue camera, art othcer ol the f!nyal Klvtng squadron Is being removed from his aeroplane In a serious con ditlon. While making a reconnotasance flight behind the German lines in Bel UnMi. he was struck by shrnpruA and his leg was almost severed. He lost consciousness, but after the m.ictiine had made a wild drop be revived suffl clentiy to check It, and landed svely. NEED HELPING HAND Preaching, Teaching and Stern Laws Not All That Men Require. It Is more thnn preaching that men need, more than teaching, more than stern laws, more than true and right eous living before them. It Is our tak ing hold of them with such love that vitality and power will go from us to them and lift them up toward Clod. Just ns Funny Crosby expresses it In her hymn composed 4.r> years ago and sung bo often and with such ef fect : Down In the human heart crushed by the tempter Feelings llo burled that grace can re store. Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness. Cords that wore broken will vibrate once more. It Is most Interesting to notice tha many instances of Christ's personal touch us he effects his cures among men. Ho leads the blind man of ltoth salda by the hand out of the town, and there, away from the companion ships of earth and sin, he labors with him, teaches him how to discover the diviner things, asks hint if he can seo aught, puts his hands of strengthen ing power upon him as he looks up and says. ”1 boo men ns trees walk ing.” Again nnd again Christ Btrotchea out his hands of power until he sees clearly. Such was the persistency of Christ's Gospel of the outstretched hand. inspire* Confidence. Wo nil know. too. in our sicknesses how much of confidence Is Inspired nnd how much of desire to regain health and strength 1b brought to us hy tho presence of tho skillful physi cian or tho ever vigilant and faithful nurse. It Is not merely that they pos sess tho knowledge of tho effects of certain drugs upon tho physical sys tem. nor that they understand so well best sanitary rules and equipment. Hut I think, most and best of all. It Is in the way In which they bring theso very facts Into touch with us. The hopes which they awuken, tho courage which they Impart, help us most of all to become brave In tho great bat tlo for life. As I go along tho Htreets in my par ish there are some children who al ways grasp me by the hand and cling thereto with a love which I can eas ily recognize aR throbbing in their hearts as they walk with me for a part of a block and whisper their message* of good cheer. I cannot fall to hear and to heed a message of the Gospel of love In those little outstretched hands. Have you not felt It, too, dear parent and teacher? And has It not cheered nnd vitalized you for dally service? I assure you that It mean* even more to us than tho Gospel of an outstretched hand. It Is as tho glnd tidings of an outreaching heart. This Gospel of an outstretched hand which I commend and emphasize has been only partially realized by us. We have too often drawn back and lived within ourselves our Christian lives when wo ought to liuve expended ourselves for others. Peter declared. “Sliver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I.” And out went IiIh hand of sympa thetic strength in the name of Christ, which was powerful enough to put tho man on his feet and to quicken him to walk. Mighty Possibilities. Too many of uh have been shelter ing ourselves behind the first part of Peter's words, declaring what we would do If we possessed what so or so does. Hut we do not complete with Peter his declaration of determination to give to others for their uplifting such as we have, so that when men and women of the world come into our socloty and companionship they would say as a certain Robert Marclay declared of himself, “I belt a Hwoet power among God's people which touch**! my heart, and as I gave way to It I found the evil In mo weakening and the good raised up” What mighty possibilities are be fore us If we will Just live and exem plify this Gospel of an outstretched hand as Peter did so well for his Ixjrd! Our tlm*>s are disturbed by stupen dous problems and changes. Hut tho Word of God stand' th forever. Char acter Is made unique and rendered Ir resistible through communion with the rnlnd and will of God It Is Christ In us which Is the hope of glory both for the Individual and the state. It Is this Gospel of the hand of helpfulness which will quicken the church and tho nations In moral vision. In Intel lectual perception, In emotional dis cernment. It Is by such a Gospel that we shall be Judged. May God fill us with compassion ate. daring heroism for our I*>rd in these days of opportunity! And may we move amid the changing circum stances of life In the very spirit of onr I/ord and present everywhere the helpful ministry of the Gospel of an outstretched hand! — Rev. Andrew Hageman Africans Build a Church. A wonderful onject lesson In self help comes from Uganda, where some natives, under a native priest, built a church, 300 of them walking 24 miles to carry hack loads on their heads. So anxious are they to help each other that squads of Christians go to other Tillages to help build, and children support students in training for pupil teachers by making mats and pottery, and growing cotton and coffee.