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reet Car Traffic With This
fGity Is Interrupted
For Time.
mEr f r?'
iailroads Running Into This
fGity Seriously Hit By
ScVoud burst bit tbo vicinity of Man
ngton last night, although It illil no
Property damage, aturtud Buffalo
; creek oil a rampage which sent the
waters above the traction company's
siriicks at the abandoned Ideal Laun
jfdryi and since nine o'clock has held
Sup}traffic between Fairmont and Man
fhington. Cars run from this station
to the laundry and from Mannlngton
to the creek. Passengers aro trans
jfferred across the lilll ut the creek.
$|0gaw Paw creek also grew turbulent
during the night and for a short time
ithfsvmorning the Falrvlew line was
unable to operate. The car leaving
Fairmont at G o'clock was unable to
get through. The waters, however,
?iadJgiibBided at 8 o'clock to such an
?*int that the car leaving at that hour
rim. through.
iements in several houses closo
thb'creek at Mannlngton were flood
but all property taken to a dry place
fere the inruBli of the waters.
The. trains on the Baltimore ana
.iEffiSrailroad, Connellsvillle division,
.xerejheld up today on account of the
washout o? a bridge at Mt. Braddock,
ga"v;Traln No. 52 duo here at 6:50 this
morning -was two hours late, having
figepj'made r up at Unlontown. No
{.through trains to Pittsburgh are opor
fating,,- .
|jj|Ereight trains both, ways and trains
.leaving Faijrmont were dispatched on
" n^>to' Connellsvllle and Unlontown.
_The train, due hero at 12:30 in the
'ternoon on the Monongahela rall
ay. was held up for several hours by
' yp'bn the' track on Monon, between
rmont and Morgantown. A force
gottihen was put In charge of the slip
Randyt Is tlfought will linve the track
?ftcr .'for normal oporatlons before
~he waters above Fairmont which
Sthrough Grafton and Clarksburg
ve not been ralsod to any extent
neither city Is In danger of high
ftjiatorm which swept over the
EcltygthlB morning between the hours
SSjSnd five did no damage as far as
V;be learned. No wire trouble lias
gen, reported to the telegraph and
"ilephomi companies.
?F -
ikirmont Gets
Thunder Storm!
' ?
After hundreds had seen roliins and
after the crack of the bnt has been
heard on the vacant lot, It still remain
ed for the voice of the elements, the
voice of the summer storm king to
gench the argument that -vinter
_ eating In good order and that
Spring Is at hand.
" "ylany good citizens ot Fairmont were
.jsed from peaceful slumbers about
go^o'ck this morning by the .-tound of
; rumbling, tumbling thunder,
jjasthey sleepily rubbed their eyes
itrled to get tiieir healings, there
i]d.\Come a flash in the darkness
fold. J. P.'s battery of heavy siege
fgwould fire a broadside. Accom
inyins the display there was a heavy
iiont was visited with n terrl
Xraln, wind and electric storm about
rSOjthls afternoon. The equinox cer
'Inlyjmade good In bringing about a
inage of the elements.
lericans Fear
JProuble at Tampico
ItplBy Associated Press)
SUttVESTON. March 22.?Whllo
(St' prevails at Tampico thera is an
Sertone of uneasiness among Am
~an residents according to a report
iighfhere by nine refugees, who
ved today on board the oil tank
Ihej;" report that thsre was sev
iljiuhdred Americans who were anx
^tb; leave Tampico. The yachts
jDuck and Casinna, belonging to
-JcUgcompanitB operating in the
nuco (lelds are in readiness to bring
"Tmber^or the refugees here In case
ble develops. '
150 Families Are Driven
From Homes at Union
Streams Are Out of Their
Banks in Parts of Two
(By Associated Press)
Street car and railroad travel was seri
ously interrupted by the high water
which resulted from the heavy rain
here this morning.
Several mines in this region were
flooded, forcing employees to abandon
them for the present.
Street car and railroad tracks were
washed south of here and interurban
traffic seriously interrupted. The
Yougiogheny river is rising rapidly.
PITTSBURGH, March 22.?Reports
! from Western Pennsylvania # and
I Northern West Virginia today told ot
J flooded -streams and interruption to
j railroad and street car traffic because
| of heavy rains and melting snows.
At Uniontown, Pa., Redstone creek
j rose so rapidly that fully 150 people
were driven from their homes and
water to a d?ptli of eight feet sur
rounds the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road station.
j In the vicinity of Wheeling, W. Va.,
bridges and trolley lines wera washed
! out and small streams overflowed their
Operations in many mills aji factor
ies were curtailed because workmeu
were unable to reach places of employ
No prediction has been made by the
local station of the weather bureau,
but rivemven spent the morning pre
paring for a flood in the Monongahela,
Alleghany and Ohio rivers.
Failure of Road Bond Issue
Has Not Discouraged
. Citizens.
To Citizens of Paw Paw are today
planning for another election In that
district for a bond Issue to buINd
roads. The men who were the leaders
In the good roads movemont are not
disheartened by the failure of the bond
issue to carry in the election yester
day, as but 19 votes were lacking to
make the required three-fifths ma
jority of the voters in favor of the
bond Issue.
The total vote cast in tho district
for the bonds was 94 while but 364
were against it. The opposition to
the bond issue wns chiefly caused by
he impression among many of the J
voters that they woud have but little
voico in determining what kinds and
where the new roads would be built.
Practically every voter In the dis
trict Is In fnvor of good roads and de
sires to help build good roads. Many
if the voters who were against tho
bond issue in its first form have said
that they would support another bond
issue if it Is prpearod In a more sat
isfactory manner to the entire dis
Following is the result of the bal
loting yesterday in each voting pre
For Against
Ilivesville 112 140
Hoodsvllla 47 72
Grant Town 103 64
Fairview 232 S8
Total 494 364
Lacking the required three-fifths,
19 votes.
Fire Destroying A
North Carolina Town
(By Associated Press.)
GREENSBORO, N. C., Mar. 22?
Spray, N. C? north of here, was burn
ing today. Practically all the struc
tures in the business district were re
ported destroyed and the'flames still
Spray Jias 6,000 population' and 10
of the largest cotton and woolen mills
in the state.
Clover Leaf Railroad Train
Blown From Track in
Streets Were Left in Dark
ness in Chicago And
Other Cities.
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, March 22.?A sleet storm
today, followed the rain and thunder
which caused considerable damage to
electric light and telephone wires last
night. Whole streets and sections of
tho city were left in darkness, but lit
tle property damage was done.
One or two small fires broke out
with slight damage. Reports from the
northeast part of Illinois in the vleln
ity of Kankakee and and Beavervllle,
and from Marion and Logansport, Ind.,
told of a tornado which cost the loss
of one life, injury to a number and
heavy property damage. Telegraph
and telephone wires were down and
communication with outlying points
cut off. Marion reported a passenger
train on the Clover Leaf railroad
blown from tho tracks near that city
late last night. Several were injured,
but none killed. Four cars were over
turned and a fifth tilted dangerously.
Five houses were destroyed at Pltts
vllle, 111., and 10 demolished at Kana
kakee, 111.
Beavervillc, III., and Morocco, Ind.,
were said to have suffered some dam
Train Blown Into Ditch.
men were killed, two women and two
men were seriously hurt, more than
BO persons received minor injuries
and property damaged to the extent
of thousands of dollars by a wind
storm which swept North Indiana late
last night, according to reports recei
ved here today.
W. J. Uicketts was killed at Logans
port when the roof of a factory build
ing was blown up and crashod
against his homo. Mrs. Jerry Carter, of
St. Louis, Mo? an Italian women by the
name of Pasquale, of Trinidad, Col.;
William Hutch ins. of Frankfort, lnd?
and .E. H. Moore, Van Buren. Ind.,
wero severely injured when 'three
coaches of the Clover Leaf passenger
train No. 5 were lifted from the rails
and turned over in a ditch near Mar
ion Ind.
These four were taken to the hos
pital in Marlon. Moore and Hutchins
were brakemen on the train.
Ohio Miners In
Fight With Oops
(By Associated Press)
STEUBENVILLE, O., March 22.?
Three men were Injured and 10 ar
rests were made today as a result ot
rioting at the mines of the Modem
Coal company, at Parrett, O.
Five hundred armed men. It was al
leged, marched upon the company's
property and demanded that men em
ployed there Join the union.
County authorities were notified by
telephone and a large force of depu
ties was dispatched to the scene or
The men who made the descent
upon the coal company's property were
said to have come from Piney Fork
and other points near that place.
The feather.
West Virginia?Rain or snow and
colder tonight, with cold -wave. Thurs
day fair, except snow In the mountains.
North gales.
F. P. Hall, Observer.
Temperature at 8 a', m. today, 48.
Yesterday's weather, cloudy; tem
perature, maximum. 51; minimum, 34;
precipitation, 1.02 inches.
Extreme Heat of Last Few
Days Made Tinder of
One Column Rushed 71 Miles
Through Two Coun
TOPEKA, Kail., Mar. 22.?Prairie
llres are burning in a dozen western
Kansas counties today, vegetation
having been made very dry by the ex
treme heat ami liigh winds of the last
fe wdays. Although no loss of life
has been reporled, many houses were
caught in the fast-moving flames and
pasture lands have been reduced to
vast reaches of black stubble.
One blaze, which started near Leotl
in Wichita county, started eastward
and burned its way through Scott and
Lane counties and finally was believed
to be under control west of Utlca In
Ness county, a distance of 70 miles.
Modoc, in Scott county, was in the
path of the flames, and seven houses
are said to have been burned there.
Dodge City maintained a fire guard
last night on the edge of the city to
check the flames which threatened
from the northwest.
Flames were burning in six counties
to the north and west.'
10,000 Homeless
In Paris, Texas
PARIS, Tex, March 22.?With ap
proximately 10,000 homeless, the en
stroyed by the lire which started'la.te
yesterday afternoon and wag still burn
ing early today. The" property loss, it
is estimated, will reach $3,500,000.
Reports were circulated'that-from
10 to 30 persona had lost their lives.
Confirmation however, was lacking.
Thousands of homeless men,' women
and children were being cared for
today in prlvnts residences, railroad
stations and the few remaining build
ings. The question of making de
finite arrangements to care for
them was taken up by the city authors
Food supplies will be the most seri
ous problem. Every hotel, restaurant
and grocery in the city have been
wiped out. In all, about 30 blocks were
The wind, which was blowing when
the fire started, shifted at daylight and
the fire was slowly traveling in a
southerly direction, spreading the
flames throughout the southern resi
dence district, liut in a freakish man
ner Jumping whole blocks in its
Russians Sink Ships
in the Black Sea
, (By Associated Press)
LONDON, March 22.?The sinking
by a Russian warship of the steam
ship Esperanza, off Kali Akra, in the
Black Sea, off the Rumanian coast
is reported In a Iteuter dispatch filed
at Bucharest on Sunday.
The Esperanza, a 7,000 ton .vessel,
flying the German flag, is said to have
been loaded with foodstuffs for Con
stantinople. Teh crew was captured
by the Russians. The dispatch also re
ports the sinking of a score of small
sailing vessels with cargoes of food.
Women Pay For
Military Training
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, JIarch 22.?Citizens In
different parts ot the country have
written to Major General Leonard
Wood offering to pay the expenses of
one or more yonn men who may wish
to attend the military training camp
at Plattsburg next summer but are
financially unable to take advantage
of the opportunity.
Follow the Flag in Mexico
You can't keep right up to the minute on the Mexican situation without
the aid of a good map. War reports must be supplemented with geogra
phical knowledge before they become really comprehensible. Saturday
The West Virginian will publish a full page map of the territory in which
Villa and the United States troops are playing hare and hound. With
this map in your library, you will bo able to have a clear knowledge of
every move that Is made. The map will be printed on a loose page, so
that it may be token out of the paper and filed for reference without cut
ting or tearing.
Be sure to get a copy of The West Virginian next Saturday. Put one of
the maps in your library and have one on your desk at the office-It wilt
settle hundreds ot questions for you and make you more fully acquaint
ed with the Mexican crisis.
Trial of J. R. Linn
Begins in Court
Trial on the second indictment found
against James H. Linn was begun to
day in the Circuit Court before Judge
W S Haymond. This indictment is
the strongest one of the eleven found
against Linn at the last session of
the Grand Jury and Is practically the
same as the one in which issue was
joined at the previous term ot court.
The state's attorneys this morning ap
peared to ileslre a speedy trial and
the defense Imposed no objections. The
list of witnesses summoned by the de
fendant was called and one of the prin
cipal ones, Harry F. Smith, of the
Simth-Race Grocery company was not
present. It is thought ihit Simth left
the city Monday with the intention of
going to Oklahoma. A rule was Usued
by Judge Haymond this morning to en
force the presence of Smith. J. A.
Meredith and W. S. Meredith, attor
neys for tbo dofendant, asked for a
continuance of the case cn the ground
tbat Smith was an important witness
for their defendant. An affidavit to
this effect was Bled by the defense.
Walter Haggorty and Tusca Morris,
attorneys for the. state, argued that
the defense had had sufficient time
to prepare their case as this indict
ment was practically the same as the
one In the previous case which was
continued from the last tenn of court.
Two affidavits were filed by the
state'H attorneys to secure an immedi
ate trial and the arguments on both,
sides of the motion to continue, con
sumed the bettor part of the after
noon. Judge Haymond finally grant
ed the defense a few days' delay dur
ing the present term to secure their
important witnesses. It Is likely that
an early date will be decided upon by
a conference of the attorneys on each
side and that the trial will be complet
ed at this term.
Other important witnesses for the
state and defense were also absent
but had received notice, of tliolr sum
mons and will he present as needed.
John. A. Clark, one Qt the witnesses
summoned by the defendant will re
turn to Falrmont.the latter part of. the
^hTMi |T *'* n tome
up as soon as the'Linn care ts dispos
ed ot and the result of the Linn trial
Will' determine to a great extent the
action the indictments- against Race.
Both Race and Linn were, present in
the crowded court room today and each
appeared confident and- hopeful.
School Children At
Owens Bottle Works
The Fifth.grade pupils of the But
cher school, together with' Principal
W E. Buckley and their teacher. Miss
Jennie Harshbarger, made a visit to
the Owens bottle works on the East
Side and inspected the making of
glass, etc., in that factory. The teach
ers and pupils went to the factory on
the 1.30 o'clock car and spent an hour
In the inspection. This grade has for
some time been studying the manu
facture of glass and to learn the practi
cal side, trips were planned to each
of the large gtass^ fa*tories in this
city. The Owens trip is the third ot
the three, the Monongah Glass plant
and the Window Glass plant Haying
been visited by the pupils last week, i
Teaching Farmers j
How to Spray Trees
County Agricultural Agent H. L.
Smith left this morning for the farm of
T N. Wilson at Robinson Run in the
paw Paw district. While there he
will give a spraying and pruning dem
onstration. The spraying: will be done
with a home-made preparation which
in cheaper than the market article.
1 The solution is the same as the sum
mer spray, being, much stronger. The
stronger spray is permissable at any
time after winter and before the trees
begin to bud.
During the evening he will attend
a meeting of the farmers In the Robin
son Run school house.
- 1V
South American
Flags For School
The Butcher school ot this citw
was the recipient yesterday of a, set
of South American flags, which were
presented to the school hv tie Art
and Literature department of the Wo
man's club, through the chairman of
the department, Mrs. W. 9. Mayers.
The flags represent the different re
publics of South America and are
1 greatly appreciated by the teachers
the pupils of the Butcher-school. The,
fltgs wjll he used In the study;of
geography and are a valuable addition
to the equipment of this-department
Principal W.' B. Buckley received the
flags . In .behalf of. the school.
PL.AYER8 -WANTED?Anj' kind of
utrlnsr instruments for;amateurorches
triu AM^beginners, Prof- Morace,
?5 Quincy street, Fairmont, .W;V?:;
Another Pause On
The Verdun Front
PARIS. March 22.?No Infantry at
tacks were made'on tlio Verdun front
last night tho war office announced
this afternoon.
Germans bombarded Malancourt
heavily and there were artillery ex
changes of less Intensity east of the
BERLIN. March 22.?T'lo Russians
have gained no success in llieir great
extended offensive against the Ger
man line the war office announces to
Average For the County in
Recent Test a Shade
Under 90.
The Grammar school graduates in
Wlnfleld district proved to be the best
spellers in the recent examination of
applicants for the Grade school diplo
mas. Four hundred and eighty-two
students in the county took the exam
ination this year and the average
grade on spelling was 89.93 out of a
possible 100. Wlnfleld district being
first with an average of 94.44. ~ Lin
coln district proved to , be the worst
with'an average of-86.88.
i Of the 482 pupils who took the exam
inations only 266 took the spelling
examination as some of the 482 had
taken'the spelling test last year, while
they were still In the seventh grade.
A number of the seventh grade pupils
this year took the spelling examination
and are included in tlie averages.
These high averages will undoubted
ly place Marlon county again , in the
lead in this Btate.as having the best
spellers graduate.
The statistics in the spelling, exami
nation in each district are as follows:
District No. ? Ave.
Appli. Grade
Fairmont 32- 89.93
Grant 23 89.26
Lincoln 70 86.88
Mannington 50 89.90
Paw Paw 54 92.57
Union 21 89.54
Wlnfleld 16 94.44
Sixty words were pronounced by the
examiner for each applicant, who was
required to write the word on his ex
amination blank.
The words given In this county were
as follows: Attempt, whoso, perhaps,
imprison, combination, neighbor, en
tertain, salary, machine, toward, hon
or, prepare, bury, illustrate, period, ad
dition, connection, factory, represent,
section, measure, serve, either, posi
tion, effort, information, special, ac
tion. justice, wonderful, Tuesday, va
cation, entrance, carried, obtain, fam
ily, election, which, answer, daughter,
known, engage, final, terrible, except,
capture, bridge, built, engine, prove,
least, sorry, history, dozen, restrain,
pleasure, instead, farther, enough, sta
Painfully Injured In
Unusual Manner
At the Fairmont No. 3 hospital to
day, Dr. J. W. McDonald reports that
Paul G. Roup, an employee of the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad Is doing nice
ly and will he released In two or three
days. Roup Is suffering with concus
sion of the brain, due to a fall against
a desk In the freight office yesterday
evening at 6 o'clock. He was In the act
of tightening a letter press with a
olub when the club slipped. He fell
with terrific force ? againBt one of the
desks. .
Mexican Commanc
Paso Pretends1'
in Dar&
But Messages
Through Are,:
(By Assoclatedi-Press;
WirelesB coinmunicalon'. with
vanco base of the Amerl^M
tlonary force at CasashQra*
restored today.
Several luessaRes, all iaiCC
received but none gavo';wbr
two missing lieutenantS?o?sJ
air corps. Search for th'e jplB
is being continued. '
EL PASO. March 22,-;Th$
wires between Juarez andjGju
des were still cut today.',*!;]
tiian 24 hours General Gavlig
without nows of: what?ls>it?
at tho scene of the reported
yesterday between Caranjag
forcos near Namaquipaf|g?g|
On the American sidcyscoi
tion with General 'Periffinw
limited and nothing doiinitejj
operations of the ex^edltiona
bas been received.
The mystery * overfivEatBH
tag botween Jimrez:-ancl$Su
des is deeper than ever,?8The
between the two .townffiljpa
miles traversed by thejMegl
western railroad. .0?!igrg|| C
clared yesterday tlijat;lfBggHB
out a repair train under! gut
store tho wires and;re-MTO
caused their lnterniptionSs||8j
no report has been recelyeaS;
can officials profess toyjejg
plotejoss as to whaaoocw
"As the time lengthonfayjl
Of Lieut WnilsaJgaM^p
Gorreli;. who disappeared J#
aeroplanes Into theiCMKffiHi
fears for their .safetyAa^H
officers started their.<[email protected]
lumbuB, N. M., Sund?jMj
ttary authorities ar.efM?
nendlns a new coluronglnj
from Fabens. a vniage^wffi
of here, it -was Ba!d>..UM?9B
It was stated this"plaS?v
consideration as an.alterg^g
Carranza refuse jhejJIMm
Washington KOvernmentjWH
the Mexico NorthweitepffiJ
er which to transport*siippl
American troops.; ? vmgB
the aviators misalng frogiiS
ron that went to 3oln|PjKgB
column descended:l<om^K
of Cases Grandes {lfcMMlSW
Funston's headquarters. His
not given. ?.*>$8
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Box 874 West Vi
Notice to Taxpayers
All persons owing .taxes at this o5Kc|
notified that they must1 pay at oneei ; ;^
My collector will call on you soon, not
you that you; owe taxes but'for the
lecting same. Please come in and'^seS
. - your money ready when the collectorcP"
v _ .'U ? C. D. CONAW.
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