The Wheeling Intelligencer
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Wednesday, July 19, 1922.
WHAT GERMANS FIND IN RUSSIA
Russian trade opportunities would to appeal more strongly to Germans
^than anybody else. Germany Is manufacturing large quantities of goods at a
low production cost, for which she Is exceedingly anxious to And a ready market.
Russia needs almost everything The two countries are close geographically and
have grounds of common sympathy.
In view of these facts. It Is. of special significance to note what the Germans
say about Russian trade. Beginning In March of this year, a large number ,of
German manufacturers and business men. have investigated Russian possibilities
thoroughly, prepared. If circumstances were suitable, to undertake business rela
tions on a considerable scale.
Their concl usion is th&'v, "until the Kus^Janf come h m 1 ? way. ? It. rman manu
facturers and contractors will not spend money, nor begin worl. . \ Russia."
They add that so-called mixed enterprises In which the Soviet government Is a
party In the company are a fusion and a snare. It is further explained, that
when ths trade agreement -between the two countries was signed a year ag-<
there was a rush of Germans for Russia. Trade with the Bolshevik; was to be
a panacea for everything. Some 1.500 concessions, large and small, were obtained |
Few of these have been put Into practical operation, and fewer still were con
sidered secure enough to Justify Germans in risking real money on them. Trans- j
partatlon difficulties. It ts added, are almost untouched. But It la not the ]
material difficulties which present the most serious aspect to Germans and to i
men of other nationalities as well. The Germans say that the Russians, for
various reasons, "have failed to live up to their part of the contract. They j
promised much, but could not or would not deliver the goods."
This, from Germans who have been on the ground and had experience with !
the Russians, should command attention from some of those tn this country who
have bean shouting about Russian possibilities. Russia has great natural re
sources and when that Is said, all Is salci. Her railroad sj stem Is no longer
worthy of the name. Her factories are few and of little Importance. She Is i
not producing even what she could produce with real effort, and If she were pro
ducing, she has no way to transport her products from one part of Russia to an
other nor to the outside world. Worst of all. the Russian government will not !
keep Us word nor Its contracts with foreigners who would be willing to take the j
ordinary risks of development.
It's a pretty black picture, and It will remain black until those in control of j
Russia begin to practice the old fashioned virtues of truth and honesty.
RESULT OF A PRACTICAL
An extreme vase of practical Joking
is reported from Sins Sing prison,
where a man was driven Insane by a
jeet of his fellow prisoners. Jhe un
fortunate convict, whose name Is Taral
chi Soefuma. was convicted of killing
a man about one year ago. but because
of extenuating circumstances ho was
given a verdict of manslaughter. After j
he arrived at Sing Sing, some of the
other prisoners, knowing his ignorance
of American customs, told him that
he had really been sentenced to death
and that some day the guards would
come and get h.m and strap him In a |
, , I
chair, turn on the current and electro- ,
cute him. The "Joke" was so cleverly
worked, that Soefuma believed It. and \
became terror stricken. Finally, his i
mind gave way and he Imagined that i
his cot was an electric chair. A few
days ago, he was taken, shackled. I
shrieking and gibbering, from S:ng Sing
to Dannemora. to a ward for the orim
Traction! Jokes are not usually so
tragic as th;s one. but many of them
?re decidedly unfortunate in their re
sults. Severe Injuries and even death
?re not Infrequent. Humor :s one of
the finest things in the world, but a :
distorted conception of humor Is a I
caus* of e great deel of trouble.
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In ca?e there should b? a railroad j
tie-up. a system of motor and water j
transportation alreadv worked out. will '
be put Into effect by the government, i
Th-ts Pt*n la the'Idea of Secretary of!
Commerce Hoover, who worked out the ?
details In October of last tear, when
It seemed that the country was about I
to have a rail strike
It is stated that If the railroads can !
be operated 20 per cent, all the essen- !
tlil needs of every community can be
supplied. If the shut-down be complete,
tt Is said that with motor cars and ;
boats all the essentials could be sup
plied for a period of from 60 to 00 days.
The country has been mapped out
methodically by the department of com- ,
merce. and data collected concerning
supplies on hand, extent to which cer- j
tain communities are self sustaining,
and the radius of transport for crowd
In view- of the fact that the railroad
situation is not growing any brighter,
tt Is to some extent comforting to know
that plans hav? been made to meet a
possible emergency. Motor and boat
transportation would not be entirely sat
isfactory. but It would afford great re
lief. Such an enforced experiment
would be of considerable \aiue. too. In
demonstrating Just what could and
could not be done :ri the way of motor
SHOULD BE A FEDERAL
Thsfts of motor cars have reached
proportions which are almost astonish
ing. Figure* just made rubllc, show
that a total of more than lOn.Ohn ears
la tha annual toll of the robbers. Of
thsMk Uk? racovarles vary from it to
I "?> per cent in the differ?nt communities.
The annua! loss Is estimated at more I
! than 100.000.000.
A federal statute covering the offense ,
of transporting a stolen motor ear from
i one statfr to another has been proposed
as the most effective way to deal with
1 this crime. Since the federal govern- j
j ment has direct control of Interstate :
\ commerce under the constitution, there
| would be no legal difficulties In the !
I way of such an act.
i Motor car thefts are more serious j
than the stealing of similar amounts ,
of other property, for the reason that j
the motor car Is very often us-c-. as (
ar accessory to some other crime, t'l im- |
Inals who roh. kidnap or kill, And their .
means of escape standing at the curb.
ijtiite and local officers are always j
ready to co-operate In catching motor i
thieves, but the record of cars neverj
recovered shows that something more j
To make the transporting of a stolen
motor car a rose a state line a federal
offense, would mean a far larger per
centage of recoveries and convictions. |
It would also tend to deter criminals }
planning other crimes, and Intending to i
use stolen autos to make tlmlr getaway. |
A New York minister says th* at
titude of those who Joke about hoot
. leggers Is heinous. Yes. but usuall/
i too fleeting to be taken so seriously.
tVe sometimes wonder about the gr.ng
around the bar as the ship near* tha
three mile limit. lin?s it take on the
aspect of a bargain counter rush, or do
the members advance eagerly but de
corously? Kven In the midst of coal I
ard railroad strikes this will continue I
to worry us until we get tne ejcact'facts j
from an unprejudiced eyewitness.
"Shootfng Is out of date" says |
Arthur Brisbane. Still, it seems to bob
up occasionally. In out of the way
The lad who starts out to make his |
mark these days should be careful that i
It 1s not a German one.
The West Virginia Battle
(From The Now Tork Herald)
In ? the outbreak of striking minersj
and frenzied mob at Cliftonvll>, West |
Virginia, yesterday, there was violence j
and there wns slaughter. Hut. thanks ;
i to upstanding manhood and unflinching:
authority, there was not the unspeak
able butchery and there was not the of
ficial Infamy which have left an In !
dellhie stain on Herrln Illlonls, and on J
those of that community charged with I
the upholding of public authority and!
the enforcement of American law.
On the contrary, the West Virginia j
Sheriff and his deputies, outnumbered
though they were ten to one In the gen- I
era! battle and forty to one In some of'
the side struggles, fought with courage
and honor, fighting to the death, until 1
the mob was driven off. It Is men Itke
these on whom depend our Institutions ;
. and all the hopes of a sane w orld
' It Is a sickening travesty on cn- l
lightened human being.- that such things'
as the West Virginia mob .violence must
he anywhere In clvlllztlon and it is aj
mortification of the American spirit !
that they can he in this country. Itul i
at least even such on outburst is not i
an snevpungihie iblot on the American
?name when officers of the law give up
their lives, ss Sheriff Duvall gave up
his life, in the fight for the dutv he wa?
under oath to perform and for the la.v
.it la tne aacrod obligation of every
I * ? ? ? *~w t f'y t>~>> f f fTf'.ff y t Y t f t ? <j
^ * ^L;LJV a * a P y J. P. McEVOY>^ !
KOrnro yictttxe or a scan xatino at a boajldi* a house
TABXib, in t*x COUNTBY.
SCENE: Man alt* down and views array of food with ?r eat good will.
Stomach seconds the motion. ?
Man reaches for meat.
I.ady on left a*ks h!m to pass it to her
Passes It to her ttrst and It keeps going right on around
I.ady on left asks for the potatoe.*.
Man passes It.
i I.ady across table asks for bread
Man passes it.
Man passes the beans to the left.
Man passes the beets to the right.
Man passes the butter across the table.
SUBTITLE: Man: When do I eAt. Id like to kn^s
SCENE: Man passes the salad from left to r'ght.
Passes the bread from right to left.
Passes the pickles.
I The onions. 1
AHA! here comes the meat.
I.ady on right Intercepts It and takes last piece.
Pegs for forgiveness prettily.
Man's stomach now sending up distress slgrals
The food Is rapidly disappearing.
Ah, here come the potatoes.
No. they are sidetracked across the table.
Well, here comes the tomatoes
No. they've stopped and started back again
j Man. Interrupted In reverie by request for the salt.
Is requested for the pepper, if he pleases
He doesn't, but passes it.
Has the habit now and can't stop
SUBTITLE: Man: When do I ?at. I'd like to know*
j SCENE: The remnants of the food begin to straggle back to man
Various dishes are intercepted by waitress who takes them back to the
| Says she will be right back.
Man waits patiently.
Other boarders, having eaten, are leaving the table
1 Man still waits, not so patiently.
I AM the hoarders gone except man.
Waitress appears with glad tidings that potatoes are all gone
lives hack and renppears to announce the meat Is all gone
Seems touched by look of (amine In man's face and disappears.
Comes back with cut of cold meat loaf.
Man washes It down with cold coffee.
SUBTITLE: THE NEXT MEAL.
Si'KNE: Man sits down and starts to eat
Pays no attention to lady at right, lady at left or anybody else
Peaches for what he wants and passes nothing to nohddy.
?J. r. McEvoy
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^ ^ -*? a ifi y ROBERT QUILLE N A A A a A A A1
Correct this sentence. "How dsre you kt*s me," cried the flapper; "1 am not
that kind of girl."
Eternal smashing of fanatics Is the price of liberty.
There Is hut one way to ease ? grief. and that is to work it tin into art
The man who doesn't treat his wife anj too well usually treats other men's
wl\ es too often.
It Isn't the harmfulness of rouse and other heauty aids that impresses us,
but their futility.
raying f?>r tjie war might he even more burdensome. Suppose we had to
I wear spiral putties while doing It.
| Another thing that Interferes with
^ proflts Is the number of unemployed on
Jf: :A^o\ \ the p*y ro11
W Y\U.fP*.There's one One thing about mere
(Wf i ordinary singer*. They get by with it
rtiL=. jlamr it * without revealing their lonslls.
I ? -I I Arcam If a man Is down In the mouth,
L I I let him sit where a mosquito can ct
^ | | at him Hnd he'll soon tome up to
A lot of men who think they are broad-minded are .-Imply too shallow-minded
to afford anchorage for an opinion.
Fixing the price of coal leaves the dealer conscience-free to charge what he
will for the common varieties of slate.
Th* rights of a minority are defined as follows: t, 1) it may keep its mouth
shut, or ?2 > it may take to its heels
Twenty-five \enrs ago the old folks were worrying about our morals, and
yet think how pure arid guileless we are now.
couldn't cash it at the paying tellers
and the movies, hut pedestrians are 1 11 I >
content merely t<> ulcuile their hands as required.
Nothing si. enrages a wicked man as the discovery that the pure in heart
are not so easily buncoed as their pletv would Indicate.
The significant fact is not that Juries occasionally convict en innocent man.
but that occasionally they convict a guilty one.
It would be line, as the communists say, If every man could get all that Is
coming t<> him. Hut It might requl-e enlarging the Jails.
t Protected J>y^\?soclated Editors!
Crippling rhymes j
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Hh a A ^ -*? y WALT MASON > A A A .A. A A ^
bards ard tarmrrS.
To ih" hard. serenely singing. I remarked, "You're loafing there, while the
husbandmen are bringing corn and turnips to the fair. Oh. the farmers raise
their squashes, build the barn and crib and byre, while the poet only sloshes tin
horn music from his lyre. And the farmers feed the masses, and they make the
world a" round, but the poet, as he passes, merely deals in empty sound." Said
th? bard. "The busy granger, as he tolls from day to day. as he fills the yawning '
manager with the home grown brands of hay. quotes the message of the singers, |
quotes the poets' cheer-up dope, thinking that the bards are dingers, giving j
courage, pep and hope, "l.et us then be up and doing, quotes th* farmer, as he
plows; still achieving, still pursuing,' feeding hogs and milking!row.*. And the j
poets' words inspire him as he labors all day long, and I fear you'd onlv pre h'm j
if you robbed htm of his song Oh. we work In divers manners, as the bright days |
come and go. sumo ore born to carry banners, some are born to shovel snow;
and no man should view his neighbors with a sneering sort of mirth, saying,
"L'soles.s are your labors - why not tumble off the earth'.'"
(Copyright. Ceorge Matthew Adams)
American citizen to maintain against j
crime und ?? loience.
And while the nation feels Its proud
gratitude to the dead Sheriff and .hi*
deputies who never faltered In defence
of American law, principle and tradi
tion. The New York Herald again re
minds all In the seats of authority. Ted
oral. Stale and local, that the place to i
check lawlessness Is at Its first step
beyond the bounds, at coal mines, on
railroads or anywhere
The time to uphold the majesty of
sovereign law is before it ever has been
dragged down Into the mire. The way
to be American Is to resist mob violence
at the start as Sheriff Duvall of Brooke
county. West Virginia, resisted It at
the start, and to die as he did. when
death It must he. in resistance to the
There is n<> other way for I he nan
in the humblest path; for the man .n the
(W. S. STANTON)
After the new regulations, permit
ting the i'ergy 10 oversee the making
of sacremental wine, go into effect.
v?-e may eypect an increased enrol!
nient In ou: divinity schools.
'Suggestions (or the A \ t h amend
ment Require all watermelons ir? he
ijuess this ain't the only 'Inter-Moun
taineer" that's sore about amendments
| Too bad the XVlIlth hit a certain j
"mountain" product so hard
"At the bathing beach don t forest j
Safety Flrat'"?Intel! tEd.
[ They don't pin cm on Fd. They tie j
"Angle worms." we read, "will eat j
tender, green vegetation."
More fellow^ are concerned. "about
this time n' year, about fish that will |
! eat ancle worms
We thoucht Silher Rros rl'.d most of
our butldins raising. bu' we note that
Wheeling has also a woman ' ^hop
O, You 1'rlnceton Fireplugs!
Vincent Tnkh. TXtn Mathuzah. Pete
r.atakovltch. Andj Itohr, Tony Vahklr,
William Wargo, .Ihon Honnch. John
t'rnacne. Joe Ulcus. Joe and .John Steok
laeh. were arrested in connection with
Ith" i 'liftonvllle slaughter
j After reading these names, one would
I think that congress would he ,-onslde'
!nc a no per rent deportation act, lr
siead of figuring on how mao> more of
i >m to turn loose in the F. S.
? An auto hit a Main "'entral train
I had six of tho occupants killed, only
a bab? in us mothers' arms escaping
Ma>'b" by the time the baby crows
up. people will quit trying to contest
the right of wa- with trains. Let
us hope ?o, an>how. j
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| The county an thorlI ies express Inten
j t!'>n of compelling auioninbllHi " in keep
! both headlights In condition It Is to
! he hojmd that this will he done. A car
having only one light, la ? problem to
e\ery drl\er on the road, especially on
| moonless evenings The mnn running
I with but one light on his car Is In Im
minent danger every minute lie la drlv
, lug of being, sldeswlped; the only thing
i that saves such a person Is the faot that
e\ery other driver dreads him, a.id pase
I rs hint with utmost caution. It will
| take hut little firmness to break this
? habit up. and the public will be glad to
tee It done.?Fairmont West Virginian
I The suggestion comes in the mall that
' because of the rail strike, shippers, con
signees and railroads should work to
I gether to ses that materials see prompt
; ly handled In capacity car loads when
| possible. Freight cars should be load
ed to capacity In as short a time as
' possible and the consignee should un
I load cars as quickly as possible, thus
t assisting In obtaining the greatest ser
' \ ice from cars that are available for
' use. If Is good advice ?Clarksburg
I That Ohio "parson" who eloped with
a young girl, leaving his wife and nine
1 rhildren, On the plea that his wife
would persist In eating with her knife.
! should have got used to his good wo
man's idiosyncrasy during the iong time
he ||\ed with hor. Why didn't he hide
her knife??Charleston Mall.
I Mr. Gompers has ordered the dlsbanfl
| ment of a local union In New Tork be
cause some of its members are too "ra
I dlcal." Put Mr Gompers does not class
' a? radical an attempt to deprive the
country of fuel or tie up Its transportn
I tirtn by railroad, although the continued
' success of either project would spell
I certain death to thousands of our citi
zens.?Elkins Inter Mountain.
Germany has the gold to make her
1 reparation payment now due, but doesn't
"ant to pay it because It would he bad
for her finances. Now If we could only
work that on the landlord and the gro
cer? Fairmont Times.
! Nothing, except possibly a candidate
for an office of great truet arid respon
sibility, can be slipperier that the orka
In orka soup, for which, however, we
' thank the kind person who sent It In
j just the same.?Ohio State Journal.
"American Puped by French Antique"
I headline Sounds like another heiress
I marrying nobility.?Huntington Adver
Paris boasts of another "new style."
j this time for men They're going with
out socks, and are proud of It.
I Stealing our stuff again! Remember
' Sockless Jerry" Simpson??Morgan
town New Dominion.
Mr H. O Ogden's trip through the
; Fourth Congressional district Inst week.
I proved to be a succession of ovations at
I all points.?I'arkersburg News.
Secretary Hoover says some coal oper
ators are selling coal in advance of
the price agreed upon. We trust Mr.
Hoover has no grounds for believing
this anything more than ah oversight
caused by the hurry and excitement of
the moment.?Kansas City Star.
Whenever we see a woman wearing
a pair of Russian hoots we feel the de
j sire to sneak up behind her and drop
I n handful of sand In one or hoth of
j them.?Toledo Rlade.
Po far as heard from, none of the girls
have been drowned by wearing any long
land encumbering bathing suits.?New
i ark Advocate.
Give us a governor who will keep
taxes from rea'-hin* 3 per cent if pos
sible The government, the state and
(he counties are all employing too many
helpers botith (Charleston .Sentinel.
The 'arge surplus In the state's treas
tirv might eiiKgeet a redaction in tax
rate. ? Hellefontalne Rxatn'ner.
Weat Virginia New* ? Notw !
and Gossip ai the Nation's
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By CHAJILES BHOOK8 BMXTK.
| Wash i ngton P (.'., July IS.?Mrs.
Izetla Jewell "Rrown. one of the candi
dates for the Democratic nomination
for t'nlted .States senator in West Vlt
glnla, Is on the program for a speech
at a banquet to he gl\en by the Na
tional Democratic club at one of the
Washington hotels on Tuesday evening.
Congressman Reed's office?Refund
I of JlOn to Thomas C. Snodgrass of
Walton, an ex-service man, by the Vet
erans bureau: Pension bureau ewer4>.
$30 per month, to Mrs. Sereh C. Sharp
of Harrlsvllle, and Mrs. Sarah E. Ply
man of button, and accured pension due
her deceased husband to Mra. Sarah P.
Cunningham of Dora, \V. Va.
Congressman Woodyard's off loo??
Pension bureau award of $30 a month te
Joseph \V. Klneheloe of near Waverley,
and $12 a month to Ellis E. Townsend
A. L. Meyers, Who JLeeeatty litui#
From Tour of larope CM ret X>eetue
With Ptrreoptlca* ante**.
A. U. Meyers, whn very recently re
turned frqm a trip to the Orient, gave
a very Intereatlng talk at the Eigh
teenth atrcet chapel last night. The
topic on which the addrees was made
on was "The I.and Around the Sea of
Galilee." It was Illustrated by stereo
ptlcsn views of land of which Mr.
Meyers spok?. A very large number of
members of the -church and thelf
Venus posse* an atrarwhere as
dense aa our own, astronomerg aay
THE LOGIC OF
OUR HANDY SALESMAN
Mr. 4-1. Telephone
With our Building Material in Sta
ple line*, ./
We carry Acoessoriet, at mahy
Or, perhaps, we should call them
For they don't, all of them, Building
We allude to such goods as Wall
And the Plaster used for fancy
And Keene's Cement, for making
And Mortar Colors, that axe quite up
Then we've Lump Lime, in barrels,
and Hydrated, too,
And Crushed Stone, in all sises, sure
to please you;
Lake Sand, Roofing Paint, Roof Ce
ment and Fire Clay
And lovely White Sand, for the Lit
tle One's play.
Our Anti-Hydro, Cement Water
Is, without a doubt, a moat wonder
And next week we'll tell more, for
we've scarce begun?
In the meantime, phone Orders, oall
phone FOUR ONE.
WITH T H ^
This 5,000- Yard Special Purchase
i and ORGANDIES
! Gives 59c and 75c Values
The surplus stock of a manufacturer, bought at a mere fraction of previous prices, gives choice
of these new
j -LINE CHECKS
SEE SOME OF THE PATTERNS IN MAIN 1 m
STREET WINDOWS, BUT THE COMPLETE fl
SHOWING IN THE WASH GOODS DEPT. w
59c AND 75c FANCY VOILES AND ORGAN- M ifl^
DIES SELLING AT THE YARD J
WEDNESDAY BASEMENT SPECIALS
LINE FASTENERS SAMOLINE STEEL OVENS
K Z-Tic Clothes Line Fasten- A wonderful cleaner for Asbestos-lined, two-hole Stael
, , ? i . j t woodwork, metal, class, and es- Ovens?
ers. the quickest and most se- . ? ~ . . -- n..AMO /***>
peciallv effective tor automo- $4.<o Chens. mth PQ
'lire method ot fastening your Idles. * Half-Gallon can north plain door $0.02/
line. TilREh 1.3c Fas- Oftp $2.00. QQ Ovens, with tfjyl 00
tenors Wednesday Tor. Kp0cial Glass door
CEDAR OIL POLISH WASH BOILERS HANGING BASKETS
A full quart bottle of this All-Copper Wash Boilers with Two sizes and two values in
>ost Floor and Furniture Pol- stationary handles. No. S size, heavy wire?
j sh. worth $1.00. spo- Cr7r? worth $4.95, QQ '^,r>(> s'ze
?ial Wednesday v I v lor ^0*0c/ 39e size.... 28#
Geo. M. Snook Co. I
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