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Pub'.ishi <1 by the Intelligencer Publishing Company. TERMS PER \EAR. BV MAIL IN ADVANCE Dally (6 Days Per Week), 1 year.' . Jo. 20 Daily, Two Days I'er Week. ...... 2.00, D*iljr, Six Months 2.60 ; Dally, Une Month 46 D*13y, Three Months 1.30 j Weekly. One Year, In Advance.... 1.00 > D?Uy. Three Days Per Week 3.00' Weekly, Six Months 60 TELEPHONES. Editorial Rooms ? Bell 8231 Counting: Rooms ? Bell 822 Editorial Rooms ? National 823' Counting Rooms ? National S22 The Intelligencer receives both the day and night service of the Associated Press. (THE INTELLIGENCER, embracing its several editions, is entered in the rostofflce at Wheeling, W. Va.. as second-class matter.) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1916. AN OLD GHOST STALKS AGAIN ? I With every recurring session of the legislature the suggestion or! relocating the West Virginia University bobs up. a suggestion that derives its] inspiration from practically the same old sources, and the sara^ old reasons j are given. After its fitful vwalk the ghost is always laid, onry to stalk again. Tie Intelligencer regrets to see that it has been raised this season by several ? newspapers volciilg the sarue old hue and cry of its inaccessibility to the rest of the State: Other questions-are raised, which are too puerile for discussion. | Ona paper argues that because the University "is poked off on a rim of the Stat*," it drives students to other schools in nearby States. That is not the | i?aoa West Virginia boys turn their backs on their home State school ? at | least tn the majority of cases. When a West Virginia student matriculates abroad, generally it is a desire ! . t* become Identified with a Bchool moss grown with scholastic traditions, j That's what attracts the greater number of students to outside universities, j . It Si the same spirit that inspires many who are able to do so to shop in the ; " ,'lvg* cities adjacent to West Virginia and some more remote. The only dif-! ftrence in the goods is that they cost more than they do at home, and there- j ion most be better. The name of the establishment has something to do with it ? the tag on the garment. So it is that many boys go away to school : I merely for the tag on their diplomas. There are just as good goods at home, i * bat they are without the superficial distinction that attaches to the foreign' * boose. There is just as good an education to be obtained at the West Virginia - University but to many young men it is too new; it lacks the moss of ancient! lineage and the mystical traditions. i * , J The point of inaccessibility is a very, weak argument for moving the Uni-j versity. In fact it is not argument but an excuse for reviving this ancient chest- j ant of agitation. Morgantown can be reached today with as much ease as some : towns we. know or that are covetiug the University. Distance has been meas-l . ureably cut by railroad development. If the objection of remoteness of one! ? part of th* State from another can be held to be competent, then one could! complain of the cost of sending the incurables to the Huntington Hospital from j this end of the Stare. Or o>her sections of the State might offer similar objec-i tions to the locar*'u of. the penitentiary at Moundsville. Again the remoteness | of the capital at Charleston is open to captious criticisms, and we might add.' . . I envious repxnmgs. So far as The Intelligencer can see. the public institutions of the State; are fairly divided among the several geographical sections, and one cannot j be disturbed without overbalancing the nicety of the present distribution. The | fepeated agitation of the renjaval of the University is doing it more harm j than all the alleged detriments charged up against its location. What it needs ! * more than anything else just now is the unselfish loyalty of all parts of the State, and a higher appreciation of the opportunities and advantages it offers i i as an educational institution by those who have sons and daughters to be benefited. It should inspire xuoxe State pride and less sectional antipathy, j - Jjecause it is deserving of support and wholly undeserving of the' finical and * factitious annoyances it has beeu biennially subjected to. . FOR BETTER ACQUAINTANCE 'lhat community is richest which isj most opulent in agricultural develop- 1 ment. Today the United t.^tes is tjtie j storehouse from which all the cieiin-, quent nations draw on cor tn^ir sus-j tenance. If we should lose our agri-j cultural supremacy we should be be- j reft indeed. In the final analysis all j business must be subordinated to the j business of the farm. Food is thej chief material concern of life. Its pro-j ? duction is the most important occupa-j tion. In the bard school of expert- j ence, the farmer is learning the busi-j ness of economy on the farm, it is j ?, .tie greatest lesson of all time ? that | of feeding ourselves. It is a lesson j i. which the business men of the city J need also to learn. When the farm j stops, we must stop: when the farm! prospers, likewise those who do busi- j ness in the city, prosper. One of the j / surest ways of Improving and devel-j oping the business of Tarming is to ! bring business men and farmers lpto J closer relationship with each other; to j broaden their mutual understanding; ?nd friendship. The Farmer-Business Man Get-to gether meeting New Years' night ts the quick and pleasant way of begin ning this relationship. Business men want to know farmers better. No doubt there are some who will attacn ulterior motives to the business men j who took the Initiative in this move ment. They may be called ^seirisn. But If this be selfishness, it is an "en lightened" selfishness from which i r paradoxically a mutual benefit ac crues. A rar? opportunity Is afforded in the New Year's Get-together party tor business men and farmers to renew, enlarge and make permanent strong ? personal friendships. A community or interests demands it. NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS | We don't know who Invented the custom of making New Year's resolu tions, but we do know that for tne most part they are prompted bv a ; weak will. When a man is under con viction of the injury some habits he has contracted are doing to him, ir he [ has any will power left worth exert ing, he will determine to get away from them ant} not ornately dedicate | himself to resolutions. There is a dlf- j fer?nce between resolution and deter- j mlnation. One may resolve to do a j thing, but if there is no grim determi- j nation back of the resolve nothiDg j com#? of the resolution. It takes a j ?trong will to back up determination. That Is why so few persons of good intentions ever get past a day "or so o:" trial of their New Year's resolutions, j TLiey lack the will power, and that is why making Now Year's resolutions has become a matter of jest and airy persiflage at this season of the year. The broken New Year's vow is the standard American joke. But strong men do stick: it is the weak that fall. But that need not discourage the man who in the closing hours of every succeeding year sits down and takes account of himself, subjects his past deeds and accomplishments to a se vere analysis, digs deep into "the causes of any failures he has made and sums up his accomplishments with the standard he had previously set. This is a good and a helpful thlug to do. It is the human inventory. These reflections and introspections will show one just where he stands, whether he has done all he could have done, or done those things he ought not to have done. After he is through with this self inspection he will be better prepared for the coming year. He will be warned against repeating mistakes and perhaps encouraged and inspired for greater things to come. Such an examination of the past Is much more fruitful of results than an hysterical leap in the dark, as those take who seek sanctuary in New Year's resolutions. Th-> President threatens to veto thej. public building "pork" bill, and he nifty | keep his word with* no election In slsht. j A QUACK PROTECTION There is a singular lack of apf)re citiou in the Democratic party of the perilB that will confront this country with the conclusion of peace in Eu rope. while we find in the Republican party an intelligent conception of the menace that confronts us. The attitude of the Democrats is susceptible of no other In terpretation that that of waiting until foreign producers ship their goods into this country in such quan tities as^ to injure our industries, an?l then the administration will prosecute the importers if they are selling nere at a substantially leas- price than at home and for the purpose of destroy ing our industries by unfair competi tion. If, the importer sells hero at practically the sam^ price as abroad with freight, and oth?*r expenses add ed no offence will be committed against tho ^Democratic plan of pro tecting American industry. Even li the sale here be at less than the prtoe at home, no violation of law will be committed, unless also made for the express purpose of destroying our In dustries. And thes** Mai l? must be proven beyond a resnnablv doubt. Thf> ROYAL I BAKIKG POWDER , Absolutely Pure No Alum ? No Phosphate WATIOlfAI. EDITORIAL 8XXVICX O r TEE R'lEELINO XITTELIiIQZiirCXiS j SHALL WE, TOO, FEED MOLOCH? | Amid Our Rising- Passion ^Industrial Preparedness Let Us Remem ' ber to Safeguard the American Unborn. BY J. MADISON TAYLOR, M. D. Professor of Applied Therapeutics, Medical Department, Temple Uni-! versitv; Author of "Manual of Diseases of Children"; Consult-' ing Physician to Vineland, Elwyn and Haddoniield Schools for the Feeble Minded. The people of the United States are in grave danger of paying a penalty for the war in Europe as to which, amid all of our speculation regarding our future prosperity or impoverluh ruent, we have thus far had no appre hension. ludustrial competition, diacussion of which is now so rile, bids fair to compel, to an unprecedented extent, the labor of women here as well as abroad. Unless we of this country safeguard our womankind by exten sion of our laws regulating their hours of toil, as well as by a very conscien tious enforcement of the laws already operative for their protection, we too will have a generation unfit for the office of maternity, the prime purpose of the sex and the source of every nation's inherent strength. It may be taken for granted that in dustry and trade, confronting power ful attacks from Europe upon their enterprises, will of themselves pro vide few or no deterrent measures for preventing women from overworking, and from sacrificing? either through necessity or greed? not only their own health but the well being of their future offspring. Only the national sense ol' duty. . unequivocally ex pressed, as opposed to the national greed for gain and even as opposed to the national fear of adversity, can suf fice to preserve to us the whole, hale, normal body of our woman hood, which is the national asset above all pricc. Man is endowed with greater gross strength than Is woman and he em ploys his strength instinctively for its full conservation. Woman, less sup plied with physical power, is prone, by reason of her feminine nature and her environment, to be far more prodigal of it. The man worker can and does work hard, and often for long periods of, time. But whjen he quits, he quits; and the complete rest he takes is his instinctive means of recuperating his energies. Th? average working wom an. when she reaches home after a day's toil, no matter how wearisome, will take up household duties either from choice or from necessity. The old saw ? "Man works from sun to sun, but woman's work is never done" ? is literally true, and is too often reliable to be deadly to the maternal function. . But there is worse to be considered under the circumstances that impend: Modern industry demands intensive concentration, a strain upon the nerv ous and emotional faculties far better borne by men than by women. A father whose employment is one of in tensive contration is not. tor that reason, likely to produce a neurotic cihld; but a mother whose livelihood is gained under conditions so nerv ously exhausting, inevitably confers upon her offspring a life-long curse of burden of proof Is upon the American citizen. This Is the weak defense ar forded by the "anti-dumping" legisla tion, an ineffectual barrier to any on siaught made on us. With the Republicans there is an ingrained belief that nothing protects j like protection. That' is based on the well defined assumption that when a foreigner ships to this country goods which can be produced here, he does so for the purpose of supplying our market and supplanting American goods, to the necessary injury of American producers. So the Republi cans, in order to prevent mat injury j would Impose an import duty suffi ciently high to insure against any de structive Importation. The Republi cans believe In safety first; that an | ounce of prevention is worth a pound ! of cure. The Democrats believe iu j watchfully waiting. They would let I the foreign producer ship his goods i here and sell them. If Injury snould ? result, they would still further wait j until neveral years of litigation had ! determined the motive of the import- j er. If the final result should be a de- j clsion against the importer, there J would be no restoration of the de stroyed industry, no reparation to the American producer who had been driven out otf business, merely a dis continuance. perhaps, of that particu- 1 lar Importation which had been ad- j Judicated to be unfair. From the face of the election re turns, the Democrats may Chink the j American people voted for the Demo- 1 cratic plan of protection. ]f any ot j them voted for the Democratic admin- 1 istration and do not favor ihe Demo- ( cratic plan of waiting until we .have , been hurt before we apply a remedy. ! they will do well to sit down and write to their Senators and Congress men and to the President and tell what they really think of the policy ot not closing the door until after tlie borBe has escaped. "An th? producer of almost half ihei country's coal." says the Pittsburgh zetto Times. "Pennsylvania is tli?; mo<? important State In I lie I'til^ii." Ilurdly. ! When Pennsylvania has been min<-d <?.:! i "West Virginia, will he still woiluclnv. > Her coal area Is much vaster, and as yet has been but lightly touched. The disagreement of liie conference j of railroad managers and the Brother-! hoods on the wage question rt-estah-j llshos what has already l?j?sn claimed j that It was not shorter hours tlv< tn-n J w.-re aftei- s?i much -as higher wages. Thai ih>'rc is alarni. .if nut disma;. . in the liquor ramp <>ver ? 1 1 ?? pro>r>eetjs i?f the proliiiiii |..ii aineiidni'MIt passing 1 '"li RrCSS is evident liy 1 1 1 ? ? I'd I iniji:* - nervous instability and of emotional and physical snper-sensiliveness. It is- apparent that Europe is doomed I to the congenital misfortunes from .which we still have the opportunity .to save ourselves. It is not too much jto say that the future of the while race lies with the American people, jlf we will soberly, wisely, unselfishly I determine, material pains which mean 'luxury for ourselves, it lies within our > power to maintain unimpaired the i material potentialities of our people, i If, on the other haud, we flinch from the plain duty confronting us, the ; American of the coming generation can be short of stature, weak of arm, pitifully emotional, limited in mental ity, and prone. to cowardice. I Europe's future is deplorable. France, ! after the immolation of its best and i its bravest, in the Napoleonic wars, jlost four inches of average stature for two generations and only now, after a 'century of comparative peace, is restored to the elan of courage which was her ancient boast, the nervous forces, apparently, have recovered, but the actual return to type in con formation, is still lacking. Madisou Grant has pointed out the appalliug consequences, to the German popula tions, of the Thirty Years' War, in the ; course o fwhich two-thirds of the 'people were destroyed, while, even now. out of the 70,oi.>0,000 inhabitants ! of the empire, only 9,000,000 remain purely Teutonic in coloration, stature (and other characteristics.* These are ; history's visible warnings. : War's process today is equally ruin ous. The flower of the race in Europe is passing away; the wastage must be followed by a lowering of the average citizenship, at least In those qualities capable of being transmitted. But Europe appears to be pledging itself .to burn out, in its factories and its workshops, the maternal powers of its best populations. Given fathers who are so far beyoud the prime of youth -as to be ineligible for active service, ! in the field, and fathers nervously i exhausted by the extraordinary hor 'rors of modern warfare, and fathers who are either immature or are the rejects of conscription, and their pro ! gen y has the poorest chance possible from paternity. Add to that depk-ted inheritance mothers whose powers jhave been crushed out. by Europe's ? idesperale resolve to regain its former] ^material prosperity and. through whole \ .strata of the populations, the dire con ? sequences discernible in post-Napo jleonic France must be double. 1 Europe may aver that it has no j I choice. But surely wp of America I have. Our choice, unlike Europe's, is ;not between starvation and survival. : but between riches - and a moderate prosperity. Are not the American I woman of today, and her child of the' | future, worth the requisite self-denial? Hons lienry Watterson is emitting these days. Wheeling's bank cb-a rings have * -i ; i an enormous jump this month, far sur-, passing miiny ritbs <>f twice the popt:- 1 l&tion. which is a finu exemplified! ion ??f ; the slogan. "AVlii-f ling .Means K us i ne , "V\" i 1 1 1 some people whim you are i i ??? thfin you ar?: broad-minded. op.'ii to tea son. Against litem, you an- fanatically blind ti nil void of (??minion sense. Stock Gambler Lawson knows iiow t ?? advertise himself, hut lie doesn't kr.oiv how to make an impression /hat he is telling' the truth. The "Id suggestion of moving thei State University is breaking out. in the' same old 'quarters. Stop it- . There .should l?- just as great vigi lance in looking ??'.it for the bum as the, bomb cigar. i ? Jet the right preparation for the new ? year by attending church servicers to-' morrow. , Why not more 'daylight? It's the uil.v, lhi,iiK we can K"t wiihout cost in? nny-i thing. ? I "Watch nigh'" j.-?rvice? Shi.- y> ar f ill very conveniently "i> Oh- elnsing Sr. L>- , bath. I } Our Women's Warm ! Lined Slides satisfy 1 lie i u'diiuiii who has t rouble ? j 1 his time <il' t lie \ car to J keep lier feet warm and | comfortable. i Made with or without | li]>. comfortable shapes, ; with cloth or leal her , tops, lined throughout with soft, si iii n > 1 li felt lining, no seams to hurt the feet. $2.00 $2.50 $3.00 -\ ureat comfort to the ! Older Folks. M. H. & M.j SATISFACTORY SHOES 1047 Main St. Wheeling. J Saturday's Shoppers Are Assured Rare Economies All over the store you will find Pleasing Se lection in Staple and Fancy Articles ? Fresh, Clean, Usable ? the aftermath of the busy Christmas -time selling, at SAVINGS of A Last-Day Chance for the Selection of New Year's Gifts ? Original New Designs in NEW YEAR'S POST CARDS a feature. STORE OPEN SATURDAY EVENING -I Handsome Silk Kimonos 1 With Prices Reduced . . . Adding lo the interest of selecting from onr ENTIRE LINE OF TAILORED SUITS AT ONE-HALF ENTIRE LINE OF FURS . . . LESS ONE-FOURTH is this Special Table of Ladies' Japanese Silk and Satin Messaline Kimonos in rich floral patterns, $4.95 to $8.75 values now range ? $3.71 to $6.56 Jl2 LADIES' NECKWEAR? Choose from worthy assort ments of fine Xmas Neck wear, Saturday, at ONE HALF regular value. SAVE ONE-FIFTH ON LEATHER GOODS A Magnificent Stock Here.x - Marabou and Ostrich NECK PIECES j/4 AND Hz ?!! Entire Line of FRENCH IVORY WARE LESS ONE-FOURTH From LUe Manicure Articles, now 7 1-2^ l*n tu $1 L.DO Boxed Sets, now* S8.90 CHILDREN'S CLOTH COATS at $3.95 at $5.90 at $7.90 at $9.90 Whirs yuu eannnt .duplicate 1*i it* Quality. Service or Price. VISIT THE BASEMENT (iimd advice iill t ho time, l?\it especially impm-lani these days lit" A I'ter - ( 'lirist mas Stock liifjlitiiifr. SMALL GLOVES - Smallest Price, $1.15 They're Worth $1.75 the Pair. If you have small hands you cannot help but be interested in this After-Christmas Clearance of Kid Gloves, whioh will save you 60<* on the pair. They come in Pique and Overseam ? Blacks in 5%, fi and ti'4 ? Tan, Gray, Navy 5% only. d* 1 1 P PAIR Regular $1.75 Kid Gloves at 'Twill pay to lay in a supply for future needs. A Great Saturday Sale of Men's Fonr-ln-Hands, 25c See the Market Street Display Window and you will be eager to share in this After-Christmas Clearance. All Silk, wide, flow ing ends, stitched neck bands. Iiieh Roraau Stripes, Oriental Britches, Plain Baratheas and Silk Poplins. They are regula* HALF DOLLAR TIBS, but Saturday's price gives Choice at . . ? T*1 e Prince of Toys JL fjUfjljiUIl For Inventive Boys '4 ?T ust one of the unusual, unexpected surprises to be found on the FIFTH FLOOR ? WONDERLAND ? Saturday. Ladies' and Misses' TOQUES AND SCARFS, $1.98 Choose from Match Sets of Wool Toques and Scarfs ? Rich Tartan Plaids, Old Gold and Blue and Plain . QQ Shades? $2.50 and $2.98 values, choice GEO. M. SNOOK CO.| rar Rippling Rhymes 1 By WALT MASON. I $ SWEAR OFF If you're inclined to run in debt.,' :iinl if vim 01 ton times forget a clean ?date is ih?* one best bei. swear off, mi \- friend, swear off. If you're in l" lined to scold the frau. and wear .it home a gloomy brow, this is t lie lime, to frame a vow ? swear off. old scout.: swear off. If you're inclined to take I ho tini", by spieling prose or quoting i iiyiuo, of men who strive to earn a dime, swear off ? ai once ? swear off., If you're inclined to be a boro, to loaf in office, shop or store, until the man-, ager sr^ts sore, you can't too soon 1 swear off. If you're inclined to mak? . the race whenever . there's a vacant.! place, in politics, oh, cease the cba.se! ; Swear off. sad heart, swear off. Have you into your faults inquired? Is there' no change to be desired? Do you make, other people tired? If so. swear off,! swear off. I BANK REVENUE TAX j Hereafter Institutions Having Less i Than $100,000 Will Be Free From Special Taxation. Emergency revenue tax on banks 1 lias ben discontinued for all institu ions having a capital siock of less , ban according to informa- . ion given out ye.-Jerday at local in- t crnai revenue office. The. new rui ng becomes effective the first of lanuary, according to the federal en ictment passed Sept. -S, 1916. j Any banking institution doing busi-; less will! a capital stock , of over, Wi.noo will be required to* pay f>0 ?ents semi-annually on every $1,000. u its capital stock, which, of course, vill mean $1.00 on every ' $1,000 of uch stock per annum. ; All returns must be in the local in* ernal revenue office early next nonth and should be made on form 07 instead of the old form, 4T>7. New, dank.- may be had either from l he - 'arkersburg or W'hoelina office. | j OR. GUTHRIE | 'rominent Physician of Huntington i Reads Splendid Paper Before j Medical Society. I if. .1. A. ' t'.ui line, secret ary-treas tier oi the (iutht'ie hospital at Hunt-! ngtoii. \V. Va.. reiui a splendid paper] m "I 'reparation of the Patient for | )peralion and post operative Treat- 1 tient." before a well attended meet* j m: of the Ohio County .Medical society n the First 'Itranch council chamber ast evening. This highly inn resting! ind instructive paper was discussed ?y prominent Wheeling surgeans, in- 1 -hiding Dr. Frank Le.Moyne Hupp, Dr. j I. .Schwinn. Dr. W. S. Fulton and Dr.! .1. Nootne. . Tiie meeting v. as not only well at- j ended but full of interest in every j vaV. Last night a number of physi- 1 ?ians paid their dues for the next i I Dr. Timbeilake. a prominent Bait i- 1 nore surgeon, will address the next I neeting of the society on Friday j 'veiling. January HOMESTEAD BILL IS ?! SIGNED BY PRESIDENT WASHINGTON. Dec. 29.--l'residem ' Vilson late today signed the Ferris : till opening up Mo acre homesteads j; or stock raising and grazing pur-; loses. It is account oil ol great ini-tr lortance io the western slates. |l The bill passed tDe House a yoarifc t Bo, the Senate on the closing day .if r he last session of Congress, and fin- 1 r :1 agreement was reached betweeu '? s ?otifVrees last week. Heprespntai tve 1: ?'orri*. of Oklahoma, its author, said ? S onigh: that a considerable part* oft I he Stni.0n0.0ft0 acres of public lands j n the west and the o7.">.i)0h,uihi acres i i YOUNG MAN! Just A J\Ioment Please You want that next pair of shoes right from every stand point - - shape, shade and leather. Here, then is the Locke line for your consideration? We cater especially to the wants of young- men. As soon as a new style is offered, we get it. Already wo are showing many new, advanced Spring Styles, featuring those beau tiful. rich dark shades in Russia Calf, also black. Priced, just right - - $5 to $10 J 1* you are interested in nifty footwear, come see these. We are glad to show them, whether or not vou wish to purchase. LOCKE SHOE CO. 1219 Market St. 1043 Main St. The First Premium Is the . Hardest to Pay When the Life Insurance -Man wants to talk to you ? give him a- chance. llo knows some things about you and the commercial value of your life thai vou don't know yourself. He can toll you how much you are worth to your family ? not in sentiment, of course ? hut in cold dollars and cents. He is not mercenary, lie is just analytic. Your insurance premium need not worry you if you have a Savings Account whore it is accumulated by regular deposits of a small proportion of vour income. THE LIFE INSURANCE MAN IS WORKING FOR YOU. LET HIM TELL YOU WHAT HE KNOWS. DOLLAR SAVINGS & TRUST CO. WHEELING, W. VA. Strongest Bank in the State. Home for Savings. Solid as It Looks. Liberal Accommodation to Checking Accounts. Safety Deposit Boxes at Most Moderate Prices. a Alaska could be utilized fur stock i 1 aisintt under the law. Thus. In; said, holloa tills of homeless citizfus wouid j ie able to gull! homes. The law} aiscs the hom^Ftead unit from a Maximum of 320 acres 10 r.JO on arid,! etni-arld, non-arrigaMe and non-tiui-j ?ered public land. Iini>rnvoments of) l.L'5 per acre must bo made by tho'l lomesteader. The hill was strongly endorsed by j I hi- Interior Department which m-jl for mod Congress that it would result in having (lie number of cattle In the ivost "greater than during the mos! prosperous days of the cattle kings." SCRAPPERS PINCHED, Stevp .Mick, a Greek, and Bob Jen kins, a taxi driver, had an argument last night over a fare, ending in ? ight. Officer Moran arrestad 'or lighting.