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FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 9,
?Today's News Today HSIVE IS General Joffre Pushing At-1 rai tacks From Three Differ ^ ent Points. w K SPRING BATTLE BEGINS GERMANS MAKE STUBBORN RE- j SI8TANCE, BUT LOSE MANY MEN. (By Associated Press.) LONDON, April 9.?The Frencn * movement between the Meuse and ? the Lorraine frontier is developing a distinct offensive, with General Joffre pushing his advance, while the Ger ,ns are making fierce counter at :ks. .This Is the substance ol the latest :hes reaching here from the tapstcl Contine . Continent. According to analysis of the situa tion by the French general staff, the French offenslye movement of the last ijg??'. itvr days has been on three sectors. - -The first is on a front of 14 miles to the east or Verdun, the line running Wt, southeast from a point near Etain; | the second on a front between St. Mlhiel and Pont-A-Mousson, where the French are attacking from the ?oath, and a third is in the north in the vicinity of Gussainville, where the French now dominate the valley or. the Orne, and are threatening the rail road beyond the river Orne with at tack. The French advance is thus being pressed from three bases in three dif ferent directions. According to Paris official reports.! Frenc hattacks on fronts many miles | Ions have occupied new ground, meas-; urlng from several hundred yards to two miles deep. That the German re sistance to these advances is stub horn, is indicated by the French re that the Germans on one point of ick left 1,000 dead on the field, tches from Hungary express et that the Russians are flght ,lr battles In the Carapthians berate political ends, the chief *i .Is to sever Hungary from monarchy. ihes from Athens set forth he allied fleet facing the Dardan is not far from Bolair on the mn^GBmpoll penlncula, but this news is without official confirmation. Nothing has come to hand to cou flrm the rumors circulated yesterday that Germany had declared war on Holland. I 3f feg5s & Department Stores Go Into Receivership pf (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK. April 9.?Teh J. B. Greenhut Company, a New York cor poration with 112,000,000 outstanding securities, operating two department stores on 6th avenue, went into re cleverahip today through friendly pro ceedings. A few minutes after the equity suit had been filed an involuntary petition in bankruptcy was filed in separate proceedings by three creditors with claims totaling $3,uuu. ? 2 Killed, 2 May Die From Knife Wounds (By Associated Press.) ..POMEROY. O., A<pril 9.?In a knife duel at the Howell school house at Letart, W. Va., last night during a School entertainment. Earl Shirley. 28, and Urson Bosworth, aged 38. both married, were killed. Three brothers on a side were said to have engaged In the fight. Two others are reported dying. The trouble is said to have culmination of an old feud. ?][ The classified page throws out a drag net for your lost articles. ?J Out of many hun dreds of these ads an nually printed, scarcely teg per cent of the finders claim rewards. tJThere are many honest people in the 9 Don't mourn your loss until you have tried the one best chance for its " recovefy. Good Road Committee Confers With Court A. C. Morton and Simon Moore, rep resenting the Good Roads Committee of Mannington district, were in con ference this afternoon with the Coun ty Court regarding; the resumption of work on the highway improvements started fn the Mannington distict last year. I According to statements by mem bers of (the County Court, 78 per cent of the grading and 58 per cent of the paving provided for in the $300,000 road bond issue in the Mannington district had been finished last fall be fore bad weather stopped the work for the winter. All the contractors had their work well under way before the cold weather set in. mm i PLAN IS URGED AT CONFERENCE Chamber of Commerce Dis cusses Improvements at Regular Meeting. NEW COMMITTEES NAMED . MANY SPEAKERS URGE BRIDGE FROM FIRST STREET TO LO CUST AVENUE. There was a very large attendance at the regular meeting of the Cham ber of Commerce last night, the large attendance being due to the Interest in the suggested new bridges for Fairmont. While the meeting was to discuss the matter of securing a new bridge over Coal Run, it soon developed that public sentiment was against building a bridge over Coal Run without mak ing provision for a bridge over Mo nongahela River at the same time, and it was even further suggestej that a bridge from First street to Lo cust avenue should also be provide! for and the suggestion was received with considerable favor. A committee appointed at a special meeting last weeK reported thai, in vestigation showed that the city of Fairmont had paid into the county bridge fund during the past six years over $33,000 in, addition to spending several thousand dollars on rcoairs to the bridges within the city limits, and that the county had not spent a sin gle dollar on the bridges within the city during that period. The meeting was unanimous in the opinion that it would be ojily just and fair for the county court *to appropri ate a substantial amount toward the cost of building the new bridges. This committee was continued and instructed to ascertain from the Buck hannon & Northern Railroad, the Bal timore & Ohio Railroad, the Mononga hela Valley Traction Company and others directly benefitted by the con struction of the bridges how much each would contribute toward the cost of their construction. The chairman was authorized to appoint another committee to recom mend to the chamber the character of bridges to be constructed, to se cure sketches of the same, to ascer tain the cost of construction and the expense of securing any rights of way that may he necessary. Another meeting of the chamber will be called as csoon as the commit j tees are ready to make their reports. Robert D. Hennen, of the Mononga hela Valley Engineering Company, ex hibited (plans for the proposed bridge across Coal run, which he said would cost approximately $90,000. These plans provide for a beautiful concrete bridge similar to several flns struc tures in Pittsburgh and to a bridge that is now being constructed in Mor gantown. A big banquet may be held in con nection with the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce which is scheduled for Thursday, May 13. when directors for the association will be elected. o Law Limit Promised To Liquor Violators MARTINSBURG. W. Va., April 9.? Federal Judge A. G. Dayton and Dis trict Attorney Stuart W. Walker of the Nortehern District of West Vir ginia. expressed in open court their intention as far as was in their power of aiding the West Virginia authori ties in the enforcement of the prohibi tion laws. District Attorney Walker said that he would insist upon penitentiary sen tences for all infractors of the liquor laws brought before the court a see on dtime. Judge Dayton declared he would be glad to impose the maximum penalty. The indictments against violators of the liquor laws at this term of the Federal Court heer broke all records. Twelve prisoners were given sen tences today for liquor law vlolatlous. o PURSE LOST. Yesterday afternoon while boarding a Btreet car in company with some other ladies, Mrs. C. M. Ritchie (top ped a hand bag she was carrying, which sprang open and precipitated a number of articles on the flot>r of the car. When the articles were re stored to Mrs. Ritchie, she was stinus & purse containing several dollars. What became of' the purse is not. known. Golf Girls in "Maid of Clarksburg " Show Bessie Collins, Julia Sturbois, Elizabeth Thompson. Hazel Garner. Aileen Carney, Fanchion Chorpenmg Mary Henry. Frances Moore, and Grace Hougliten In the "Maid.of Clarksburg" show. FRENCH AVIATOR WINS AERIAL QUEL Framatic Fight With Ger man Aircraft Described By Witness. I By Associated Press.) FURN'ES, Belgium, via Paris, April 9.?A dramatic duel in the air in which a German aircraft was brought down by Roland Garros, a famous French aviator, inside the allied line was described last night by Major Pontus, son of former Belgian minis ter of war, who witnessed the com bat. The Germans at first succecd^d in rising above the French machine, but the latter by a clever twist es caped and flew over the German. "From this moment the German's po sition became critical," said the Ma jor, "for Garros overtook him rapid ly. Presently the crackling of quick fire showed the Frenchman judged himself sufficiently near to take ihe offensive. Could the Giyman escape? It seemed difficult, to/ the German shot forward iu great bounds, getting nearer and nearer, but the German ob server used his carbine freely and it seemed that a bullet might strike the Frenchman. "Suddenly a long jet of white smoke dashed from the German ma chine and then a little flame which in an instant enveloped the whole aeroplane. Notwithstanding the peril the pilot took two flights, hut his ef fort to escape was soon turned into a horrifying downward plunge. The aeroplane, a mass of flames, struck the ground with a sickening thud a score of yards from me, and a column of black smoke, accompanied with fires poured from the fallen machine. 1 ran to the aeroplane, which had fall en close to the ditch, and soon put out the fire. "The aviators, horribly burned, were dead when 1 reached them. The ganoline tank contained two bullet holes." o ? LORD CHARLES BERESFORD Wants All Captured German Raid ers Treated as Pirates and Hung. Italians Repulse Rebels In Tripoli <By Associated Prwyi.) ROME, way Paris, April 9.?An Ital ian column operating in Tripoli for the protection of harvesting of the barley crop south east of Misda, has i been attacked by a force of 1.000 reb ; els according to advices reaching : Rome. The rebels after a sharp fight 1 were driven off with heavy losses, j The Italian column had one hundred I and eighteen men in killed and wounded. Misda is a hundred miles south of the city of Tripoli. GOVERNOR ASKED I TO BORROW MONfV Is Urged In Letter To Take Advantage of Attorney General's Decision. (By Associated Press.) I CHARLESTON, W. Va? April 9.? E. L. Long, state treasurer, and J. S. ' Darst, state auditor, today sent a for-1 j rnal letter to Governor Hatfield urg , ing him to take advantage of the ! I opinion rendered yesterday by Attor ney General Lilly, that the Governor could legally borrow money to pay running expenses of West Virginia state officials, school teachers and em ployes of state institutions who have not received salaries for March were hoping the Governor would recede from his former position and negoti ate the loan. o Dr. McDonald Lectures High School Students Dr. J. W. McDonald, superintendent of the Miners' Hosvjital, gave an Inter esting talk to the young men stu ! dents of the High school yesterday af ternoon on the subject of physical de velopment in regard to athletics. Dr. ?McDonald told in an interesting and i comprehensive way the effect of ath letics on the physical development ; and growth of the body, and urged the boys to practice athletics and ob tain strong and healthy bodies. O Michaels Appointed To Succeed Riggs Leslie Michaels, of Fairmont, was appointed constable yesterday after noon by the county court to succeed W. R. Riggs, who died recently as the result of Injuries received in the Farmlngton strike riot on February 20. Mr. Michaels will be connected with the office of Justice* of the Peace R. Leigh Fleming. Ke has had con siderable experience as special ofTi | tier In the Fairmont district and in other parts of the state. The Weather West Virginia?Partly cloudy and warmer tonight. Unsettled and prob ably showers Saturday. Western Pennsylvania ? Probably showere tonight and Saturday. Warmer in south portion tonight; cooler In north 'portion Saturday. o WATER PIPE ARRIVES. Four car loads of water pipe for the streets that are being repaved by the city arrived this morning at Walkers Siding and are being unloaded. Sev eral car loads have already been re ceived and strung along Fairmont ave nue. These car loads will be strung along Locust and Maple avenues. o Mrs. Lizzie Underwood, of Alexan dria. Virginia, who was called to Fair , niont by the death of her brother, Mr. I John Herrington, returned to her home last night. PLANS COMPLETED FOR PERFORMANCE "Maid of Clarksburg" Com pany To Arrive In City At 6 O'clock. Dabney T>. Smith, of Clarksburg, : who staged the performance of the i "Maid in Clarksburg" show which will I appear at the Grand Opera House to night as a benefit for the Fairmont Play Grounds Committee, arrived in | the city this morning and has been busy making arrangements for the performance. Mr. Smith brought with j him 12 mechanicians, who have been i busy all day in preparing the- stage i and completing the final arrange ments. ? The company will arrive in the city at six o'clock this evening on two spe cial traction cars. The baggage car carrying the scenery has already ar rived. Mr. Smith is enthusiastic over the performance and promises the people of Fairmont a real evening's enter tainment. He reports that the work of the chorus is excellent, and with the car of scenery prepared especially j for the production, nothing will be l lacking in the production. A special lens had to be prepared [for the moving picture machine.of the j Opera House in order to give the right I effect to the bathing girl electrical ! illusion used in the song hit, "Come and Take a Dip With Me." After the performance tonight the ladies have arranged a bufTet lunch eon for the performers. o Alleged Detective Held For Hearing Frank Bell, arrested last night by Constable Leslie Michaels on the charge of representing himself to be an officer and accepting $25 to aid in \ the arrest of the men who attacked Vitole Potesta recently, probably will have a hearing tomorrow before Jus tice of the Peace R. Leigh Fleming. Michaels has receipts for $10 and for $15 which he says are signed by Bell for money paid for services as a i detective. Bell has confessed to re I ceivlng the money, according to Con ' stable Michaels, but 'the prisoner de nies that he represented himself as an officer. Joseph Fetty and Frank Fetty, brothers, arrested for attackig Potes I ta, probably will not have a hearing j for several days until the man they are alleged to have attacked is able to appear against them. ? Morgan Hearing Postponed To Monday The hearing of John Morgan, charg ed with felonious shooting with intent . to kill, has been postponed from 2 o'clock this afternoon until Monday evening by Justice of the Peace R.' Leigh Fleming. Morgan is accused by William Rich ards, captain of the Fairmont All Star' baseball team, of firing a shot gun at the players during a practice game on the old fair grounds a week ago. Richards and several other boys were struck by shot, Richards having : half a dozen shot marks in his face. Officers To Bring Rioter From Detroit Local officers were sent today by Sheriff C. D. Conaway to Detroit, Mich., after Nicholas Yancovlch, ar rested there yesterday for complicity In the strike riot at Fannington. The arrest was made by officers in Detroit after they had received a let ter from the sheriff's office here de scribing Yancovlch and informing them that he had fled to Detroit. The local officers are expected to be back in Fairmont early next week with the prisoner. , __ Craigie Will Lecture Tonight At M. P. suffrage victory is Telegrams Are Received From State Officials Their Help and Support of Movement. That Women's Suffrage is the para <Ue ?efore the 8tat? of West Virginia In the fall of 1916 has been Plainly damonstrated during the con tho Women's Suffrage Lea nr^Jl . ?this clty thls week. Men J?w J?e,Dt ,n the P?lltlcal world pre dict victory at the polls. The women * ill wage a strenuous fight for vic tor* and a dignified conservative cam paign is planned which will reach to all parts of the state. An educational CJgtpa}*a w'U be waged in con^ecttan with the /plan inaugurated by -the league, and it is the honest belief of ?i!VOn,"n generally and a large part meP of the stale that they will achieve victory in 1916. .hh0adt.r8 ,he movement realize that a hard fight is before them, our by concentration and zeal believe they wHI become masters of the situation, ignorance of the cause which suffrage I represents, indifference as to tha bal-1 hr?,a1 , pre^udice, which corned through lack or knowledge. will nave j to be largely overcome it the success of the campaign is assured. Today's Sessions. Today's sessions of the Women's ounrage conference were largely niv en over to the discussion and forma tion of campaign methods. Various matters of interest were discussed adopted ladles a:,d extensive plans r'?,n?.^st Virginia State Executive Committee, composed of state officers and presidents of countieu of the state, held an important session this morning at ten o'clock at the Manlsy fJ1* are ,n e*eci*tive session again this afternoon. The executive committee is com p???d ?/ the following, all of whom with a few exceptions are present at the conference: State Executive CommlttM. Mrs. J. Gil* Ebert, state" ivusldeot, ^rai,^S^U,5: Mrs- EIHs A- Y?st. vice president. Morgantown; Mrs. Thomas _feadro, corresponding secretary. Par immE,lMt!' Carrie Zane, treasur er. Wheeling; Mr*, c. F. Schronder, recording secretary, Grafton; Grace D. Cole, of Grafton, auditor; Mrs. S^rt,wU88tV Jr" Wheeling, auditor; Mrs Milton Mcfveilan, state organizer, Parkersburg; Mrs. Dr. M. V. McCune Roasa, Martinsburg; Miss Margaret J McKinney, member national execu- ' tive committee, or Fairmont; Mrs. J. U. Cochran, president Wood county League, of Parkersburg; Mrs. O. C. Ogden, president Pleasants county League, of St. Marys; Miss Teresa . Prea>dent Tyler county League, of Slstersville; Miss Beatrice Yeater president Wetzel county League of New Martinsville; Mrs. Jean W. r ord, president Taylor county League, of Grafton; Miss Virginia Foulk president Cabell county League of Huntington; Mrs. J. E. Cannady, pres laent Kanawha county League, of Charleston; Dr. Irene Bullard, press chairman, of Charleston; Mrs. Frank Buehman, ?resident Fayette county League, of Oak Hill; Miss Florence Hogue, president Ohio couiity League, of Wheeling; Mrs. Dora Hervey, pres ident Brooke county League, of Wells burg; Mrs. R. M. Bailey, finance com mittee, of Parkersburg; Mrs. George oturgiss. president Monongalia coun ty League, of Morgantown, and Mrs. Beulah Boyd Ritchie, president of the Marion county League, of Fairmont Representative men and women from all sections of Weat Virginia gathered around the festal board at the Manley hotel last night when the W est Virginia Women's Suffrage League, in conference in this city, was banqueted. M?n Promlnent in the business! world, the professional and political world were present, while women prominent throughout the state in pro fessional, business and club work were present in large numbers. The dining room of the Mauley hotel was thrown open shortly before nine I o clock and an elegant six-course ban-1 quet was served. The real feast commenced, how ever. at the conclusion of the ban quet when brilliant men and women ror the space of perhaps two hoars vied with one another In presenting the cause of suffrage in the most at tractive fcanner. in giving the best and most varied' reasons why women should be given the ballot and in es pousing the cause of women's suffrage generally. Keon and ready, wit flow ed at will and the applause was much in evidence at the conclusion of each five minute address. It was plainly demonstrated through these five minute toasts/that the worn .U alone in their efforts to ad vance the cause of suffrage, but have the moral support or brainy men as fJl^?n<Ce .Ja8t nfpht when men prom inent in the state voiced their senti ments strongly in fa,vor of the move ment, and predicted victory at the polls in the Tall of 1916. J- Gale Ebert. of Parkersburg, presidentof the West Virginia Worn ens Suffrage League, graciously pre sided as toast mistress and in a few pleasing words introduced each speak cr of the evening. C~?.M- ,Ri.tchle- president of the local Political Equality Club, was the first speaker and in a few well cho sen words Introduced Mrs. Lenna i Wwc t?Vt p^e"d?" of the Stat. ? U' Mra- Yo?t, while active in the W.c. T. U. work, is now being J haralded as the one womtiL snIuul who had most to do In persuadlnarths West Virginia Legislature to pass the suffrage amendment. Mrs. Elbert th> president of the Suffrw iiaanal S I IS* the t,m? of the meeting of I the legislature, It Ml to Mrs. Tost ta I espouse the cause, which she did af. I ^ the suggestion of lira. I IU>ert, the Chautauqua salute was I Mrs. Tost In recognition of her ? services In behalf of the auffran ? amendment. I After a few remarks Mrs. Tnat i*. I nr<rf1Ice<L Mr"' Bb?rt? who presided I'"' the remainder of the evening I Before introducing the weaken ? Mrs. Ebert read telegrams from rl?^.P?r"on^f.ltle8, exPr????lng regret ? at being unable to attend the confer ence and professing great faith la the' I outcome of the caapaffirSSffilSSii'J ? launched In this city. Among the telegrams read were those from Oot Hatfleld. Mrs. R. L. Hutchinson! ? president ot the West Virginia Fed? ? eratton of Women's Clubs, of Hunting ton; JudgeJ. C. McWhorter, of Buck hannon; Eugene Warren and Miss Iv^^Fouii^ri^ntinjon; h'wT ? Houston, of CharlwtST^S::^ ? Peadro, corresponding secretary of ? Parkersburg. Letters from o'ther ? prominent personages were also re I f*rred to at the cdncliilkit^ the ? banquet. ? letters were receiWjrom Thes. ? Hodges, of Morgantow9?vMora Gllles I P'?. women's correenonr^^' ? ? - ? party, of Huntington; Moss, Jr., house of Washington, D. C.; b? Chilton, Washington, D. Suffman, worthy matron ; ? Hcllldaya Cove, W. " ? stato commander' J World; Howard U man at large, W?.UIUlml,t , ? P. Oofthran, prominent Soclalis erL. B' Mo?tgomery, pr I politician, of Kingwood; Hon, Woods. Thlrd Judicial district. The first speaker of the evenlnr-?-*' Mrs. Mary E. Cralgle, of Buffal. } chairman of churchwork commit I tee of tha N. A. W. ,8. o waa fol lowed by Miss Elizabeth Hausar. Of Columbus. Ohio. Congressman M. M. ^eely was next called upon. Others wuo responded to toasts during tho i v?|re" ?Lt2l<Lev71iD? wer?; jMj?| xt S y-? ?'uu,u6 were; ?V R. C. Morrow, of Fairmont; jucute | frank Cox, of Morgantown; Miss Al : ma WeBt, of Clarksburg; Mr. Ellis ? Yost, of Morgantown; Mrs. J. Q. Coch . ran, of Parkersburg; Mrs. J. Engle, I ' of Fairmont; Mrs. John L. Ruhl, ot , Clarksburg; Hon. Clyde Johnson, of Charleston; Miss Pauline Reed, of i Fairmont; Dr. J. C. Broomfleld, Hon. ? M. H. King, of Elkins; Dr. Kismet * Rosso, of Martinsburg; Dr. Harriet ? Jones, of Wheeling; L. M. Davis, of ??'rm?nt: Mr. Chaa. E. Lawyer, of Wheeling, and B. L. Butcher, of Fair ; mont. Others seated at the banquet board ! !i'e.re: Congressman M. M. Neely. of Fairmont; Hon. and Mrs. Ellis A ^ost, of Morgantown; Mrs. J. Gale I M". C. W. Ebert, Mrs. J. G. ' Cochran. Parkersburg; Mrs. Mary E. I : ? Brook'yn, N. Y.; Judge Frank B S?u' M?reantown; Mrs. Harriet Grove ? ; Schroeder, Grafton; Dr. L. KUme. F. Hi Dr. M. V. McCune Rossa. ooui ?l of Martinsburg; Miss Beatrice YeaterJ New Martinsville; Mrs. Georgia F. C.a5t^' Mra- LueIla M- Blackshere, ? l Mlas Flora BConaway. Mrs. J. Rob ? ert Burt, Dr. Phoebe Moore, Manning ? ton; Mrs. W. A. Powell, Mrs. S. Aus ? tin Smith. Mrs. Lee Maxwell, Mra.. ? ?renry ,Tyson Wilson. Mrs. Orlando ! West, Mrs. John L... Ruhl, Claries' ? burg; Miss Elizabeth J. Hauser, War ? ren, Ohio; Miss Grace Cole. Clyde B. Johnson, Charleston; J>. Harriet B ? Jones, Mrs. H. P. Loc. Miss Florence* I w?BeU Charles E. Lawler, Whaling ? Mrs. Rnfna K. Jones, Mrs. Creed Hay mond Collins. Salem; Louise Schro ? ??r" Mr- and Mrs. M. H,; King, Elklr.s; Mra. Albert Saurborne ? Bridgeport. W. Va.; Mrs X?*???i ? mBjn'?^IrS' A' McKinney. Mayor ? and Mrs. Anthony Bo won. Dr. J. C. ? Broomfleld. Mrs. M. G. Groove, Mrs. Jennte E Engle, Mrs. N. R. C. Mor- ? I m? An?Mar?,V- Rced' PauHne Heed :Mrs. Allle Hayniond. Eva Odell m Hh^r' J' JvnbUr "ennen. Mrs. M. ? M. Holbert, Mrs. Beulah Boyd Ritchie. ! Miss Jean Ritchie. L. M. Davis Mrs Jessie G. M?nley, Mrs. Anna V. Cun- $ nlngham, C. Hlldebrand. Martha Tay ' lor. Jane Montgomery. Anna R Mur Iphy, Mrs. John H. Hough, Elizabeth ; H. Stone.. Margaret E. McKinnay. | The following elegant banquet was senred admirably under the direction i of Host J. H. Abbott. The banquet ta ( bles were prettily decorated la h2 * kets of Jonquils, while a Jonquil CSc Placed at each cover. Decorator (Continued on -o? FUNERAL SUNC The funeral of Thomas G A ^V^^dlM at Harrisville, will-be held at Mt. Pisgah C Suadmr, morning. Undertake will be in charge.