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PpBouthern Senators Who OpIht
posed Pension Were
fit Butts of a Joke
Hp:. (By Aiw>clnt?rt Press!
BW WASHINGTON. Sept. i.?Congress
|?~-Adjourned e'.ne die this morning at
13 Sot o'clock concluding a seaaton recEsOrd
breaking in many respects w.th
KJTapproriatloni and authorizations fur
R?'jU>o future running well >ou tud 32,u00,'"
Only a uuali portion of the memfc
Mfi were on hand to watch the eesBmou
die. Most hud uurrted to the
hones at the end of the late session
gj&Hpt "night or ovsii days before and a
HMmooth after the pulitloal campaign
K&ttnra for the short session.
^ . Last night both houses accepted
KSflie conference report on the emerg?acy
revenue bill without a record
fi-'yi.to and the Senate before recessing
K^sa hour after midnight ratitled tho
g Danish West Indies purchase treaty.
K The general dollency appropriation
r- t>m also was approved as reported by
f., conference. ' Today's
session was necessitate)
| only by pleci for time to print the
f;. measure in proper form to be signed.
[. Conferees itached an agreement on
^afVtiie bill in the eevning after spending
two days on it.
. The Senate began lte session at 8
a. m. following an adjournment at
w'one a. n.. upon the passage of the
,Yr emergency revenue bill. At the out /i'wet'
Senator James Hughes Hamilton
i&&ihrU s-.ught to have passed the
TC? '8pnaig}-. war widows pension bill. SenIBtyatdr
Hcke Smith of Georgia announced
that iuch a measure could not pass
MIR-for sev...*al years if he could prevent
Ugb? Senator Owen then addressed the
- Senate on his corrupt practices bSTl.
BgrV Senator Owen said that he wonld not
p^tnrtbsr press his bill at this session
but wonld let it remain unflnlshed
B business before that body and call it
13 5- up. again next session.
resolution by Senator Curtis of'
B:Ksmu directing the Senate lobbs*
Bnf)B?gKtQ? to investigate the ?otl?J
ties ot ail i lleged foreign lobby opn'MKbic
retailtatory |irovl:fon ot the
ESrvwpa^otU against Canadian fisheries
-was passed today by the Senate.
iBBugii .alter nine o'clock President
f'V 'Wflaon went to tbo Capital to sign
RPilia. "Tlv President held a reception
BSfctnjhla room as a line ot Senators and
Btajspresentatlvea passed through while
K^he sal at a table slgnl?<- bills,
ffe As the President was about to sign
; the $30 widow's pension bill with Rep[WKtfeaentatlve
Ashbrook ot Ohio, Its
rapiponsor, by its side Senators Smnu
t ot Georgia, and Bryan ot Florida, who
p i opposed it vigorously until the ,^st
talnnte entered 'the President's room
jjg'hnd Mr. Ashbrook asked them to withesa
the signature. The President
smiled as the two Senators hurried
jtf&dwiky. The President congratulated
BbnBenate leaders on the opportunity tor
K^'S "well earned rest." Officially he inf\
lonned them that he had nothing furSS?*.tfcer
to communicate to the Congress.
||Bfcg'When they left the President's
IB&ypctm the chief executive was joined
ttj&TK Secretary Lansing who chatted
K#Ub him as he continued to sign bills.
Btrgenatora Kern and Smoot and RepreK-aisntatlves
Kltchtn Fitzgerald and
HKjjaaim were the committee to notify
ISSpie'President that Congress was
B^aboat to adjourn. The President havgras:nothing
to communicate to either
rahfeody and the committee so reporting
IXfut*/ Senate adjourned at 9:59 and
R the-House one minute later.
wBgh Lights on
m European War
PBTROGRAD, Sept. 8. ? Russian
IBftroops which crossed the Dvlna river
j&porth ot Dvlnsk were attacked repeatadly'by
the Germans yesterday but
KitMaeced In holding the captured po!&..
LOlTDON, Sept. 8.?British troops
^MnUrweet of Lille last night raided
raarman trenches southeast of Olnchy
IS.-and near Flzhebourg L'Avone inflictU^ipg
-sirr-jro losses on their occupants,
Kttqra tL'j British official statement of
kW^.SAKJS, Sept. 8.?Renewed and parHjttcpjarly
violent attacks were made by
BMtha Germans on the Horn mo frnnt
Kg*!*.: tli an effort to regain ground won
Wn^tlu French. Tbe War office said
Btedlgr that the German assaults were
French holding their ground
Sept 8.?An official stater..
ment says that several Russian aeroBbfttnaa
attacked with bombs German
jH^idUom in Courland but that the atKjtaaks
were without success. German
Kfiati aire.aft guns forced one -hostile
^ ttblane to land and the occupants were
maade prisoners.
S The Weather.
HS'yWsst Virginia?Showers this afterUfs
and cooler tonight and Sat^TOCAL
E F. P. Hall, Obasrver.
E&Tscnpertture at 8 a. m. today, 71.
Yesterday's weather, cloudy; temperature.
-naxlmi-.r.. S9; minimum, 68;
Half Billion
More Than Any
G.OJ*. Congress
(By Associated Press.)
at the session which cloaed
today appropriated exactly 11,626,439,210,
which with obligations
and authorlxatlona (or the futurj
makes the total 81.858.384,485
These figures Announced In
speeches by Representatives Fitzgerald
of New York, Democrat, and
Gllett of Mass., Republican, were
defeated by the former and attacked
by tbe latter a^mlf a billion
dollars greater tbqRny session
of a Republican congress.
: i, I
Republican Candidate Enthusiastically
In New England
PORTLAND. Me.. Sept. 8.?Charles
E. Hughes told a New England audience
last night that he would rather
stand for the principle of reason In legislation
and go down to defeat than to
yield "one Jet or tittle" of It and become
President of the United States.
Before five crowded audiences In
Massachusetts. New Hampshire and
Maine the nominee assailed the administration
vigorously for the enactment
of the Adamson eight-hour law.
He called It "not an eight-hour law,
but a wage-law." and said that'It was
passed "confessedly In ignorance of
the facts," and asserted that while It
had been said in its favor that society
favored the eight-hour day, society had
nothing to do with, the measure and,
Joe tared emphatically, that ''that kind
of virus in our life" would bring the
nation to disaster In the end.
Mr. Hughes was greeted In Portland
by an old-fashioned torchlight parade,
with red-fire, and faced an audience
In the city hall auditorium from which
so many were turned away that an
overflow meeting of several thousand
was formed outside.
He spoke from the platform where
Raymond Robins, chairman of the Progressive
National convention at Chicago,
had Just told the audience why
he was no longer a Democrat or a
Progressive, and whv It A snnnnrl Orl
the Republican ticket. Previously, the
nominee bad spoken at Beverly, Mass.,
Hampton Beach '.nd Portsmouth, N.
H.. and York Harbor, Maine. In each
address he assailed the administration
for the enactment of the Adamson
"It Is because I am so sollcltious,*'
he told an audience in the town house
yard at York Harbor, "with respect
to the progress to be made In Industrial
co-operation and advancement of
labor that I deeply deplore In the
name of labor. In the name of justice.
In the name of American Ideals, the
surrender of the executive and congress
to force, Instead of permitting
reason to reign."
In bis Portland speech Mr. Hughes
reiterated his stand on the tariff efficiency
of government, the merit system,
protection of American rights
and other Issues of the campaign.
Before the nominee spoke, Mr. RobIns
addressed the crowd.
"I have no apologies to make for
having been a Democrat or a Progressive,"
he said. "One reason why I
am no longer a Democrat and do not
Intend to go back to the Democratic
party Is because I know the Democratic
party too well."
Mr. Robins said that he was born In
the south and added:
"The economic and social Issues
which confront the country cannot
be entrusted to a party that Is under
southern control. There are good men
and women In the south but southern
life has not kept step with our western
and northern life."
Girl Admits TCillinxr
Boy Who CursedHer
fBy Associated Press)
HUNTVlLLE, Ark., Sept. 8.?Naomi
Beach. 18 year old daughter of
a farmer living near here today was
Indicted on a charge of first degree
She Is said to have admitted she
shot and killed Earl Slsco aged 20,
son of a neighbor on July 11. They
bad been sweethearts but had quarreled.
The girl is reported to have said
that she killed the boy becanse he
cursed her when she sought a reconciliation.
Mrs. Maurice Miller and daughter.
Miss Mary Moore Miller and Mrs. B.
F. Reed and Mrs. Tom Powell are
| visiting Mrs. Powell's mother, Mrs.
Kinsey, r.ear Mann'ngtoa.'* .
Lovers Lam "M\
Chain of T
Above. Miss Mary McNlff, pretty
Dwight P. Dilworth, at right, when be i
where the shooting occurrel and wbei
ly upon couples strolling there at night
ues the couple maj have.
I Hi
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Best Year In History of J
School Has Been Carefully
Planned For
Since tee City Board ot Health has
advised the opening' ot' the public
schools be deterred to-September 25,
the high school will open on this date.
All those who expect to enter high
achool and'have not-enrolled are requested
to call at the high school office
before the opening to enroll and
have their study programs arranged.
Ttia hlffh ochnnl hiillHifiiv Vina hpnn
thoroughly cleaned from top to bot-j
Hughes Visits Many
Towns On Maine Trip
PORTLAND. Maine, Sept. 8.?
Charles E. Hughes entered today upon
the second of three strequous days
of campaigning In Maine whose elections
are to be held next Monday.
The nominee left here at 8:40 a. m.
for Lewlston where be was scheduled
to speak at ten o'clock. Afternoon
meetings at Watervllle and Plttsfield
were on the program In addition to
night meeting at Bangor.
A number of brief stops for short
talks and tor the purpose of shaking
hands with persons at various railroad
stations also had been arranged.
Lightning Strikes
Wm. Prickett's Barn
A perilous run of about two miles j
I WM lUBUe Ultuu^u IUB owvagp IIIUUUCI I
shower this afternoon by the firemen
of the central station to a fire which,
was caused by a lightning boil striking
the bam of Win. Pricket t, near
Bellview. I
When the firemen and the trucks ar-:
rived on the scene the barn was mer-1
rily blazing and too far gone for them ;
to save it The barn being filled with
dry hay burned rppidly despite the
bard rain that fell at the came time.
The large La France truck of the department
was driven oft the pavement
up into the orchard nehr the barn but
the men could do.nothing except watch
the -barn bum. The barn and hay age
a total loss.
lirder Reveals J
ragedies in "i
' " <
business woman who was with
iras murdered. Below "Lover's Lane"
re blackmail-bandits, leaping suddent
and demanding all the cash and valMlHi
torn and will be put in the best sanl
tary condition (or the reception of pu
plls on the 25th. The Janitors have
been kept busy for several weeks go
ing over every part of the building
thoroughly cleaning all floors, all wood
surface, furniture, wans and windows
All rooms will be well disinfected. It
has been found necessary to make
some re-adjustment of rooms in the
building in order to provide for the in
creased enrollment in'the high school
By making use of every class room
each period in the day and by trans
(erring the art room to the Butchei
school which is very near the high
school the increased enrollment foi
the present year can probably be tak
en care of. The art room of thp high
(Continued on page 10)
10 [177! IMP nil!
Strike Break King Promises
To Break It In Two
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK. Sept 8? Having true
trated efforts of its striking employee!
to tie up the subway and elevated rail*
way the Interborough Rapid TranslJ
company today turned attention toiti
surface lines which' have been crip
pled since the strike was declared
Wednesday night. All cars on the so
called "green" line presenting th<
greater part.ot the surface system li
Manhattan and the Bronx were with
drawn at eight o'clock last night aftei
maintaining during the day a service
barely 20 per cent of normal.
When surface cars were started out
again at 6 this morning the situation
was in charge of James C. Waddell
known as the king of strike breakers
Mr. Waddell came here from Chicagc
last night making the ran by special
train in 20 hours. He promised t<
break the strike in 48 hours.
Subway and elevated\tralns ran last
night and this morning as usual. A
number o( elevated trains were at
tacked during the early morning bu<
In no case was there any approach to
a mob riot. The strlkb thus far, ac
cording to Mr. WaddeU, has cost the
traction company J200.000.
(By Associated Press)
CLARKSBURG, Sept. 8.?Buckhannon
'was chosen as the place of hold'
lng the 1917 conference of the United
Brethren In Christ at todays session
of tfie annual West-Virginia confer
enca. t<hlch is 'being held hers. The
dateCor the 1917 meeting will-be chO'
ieh'ny'the buhoP'Ot the church.
. - it'. v .
Remarkable I
Dilworth Family
K i
IJW fy l I
New York Lawyer's Father
and Three Uncles Died
| ( By Violence
, y
(By K. W. PAYNE.)
MONTCLAIR. N. J.. Sept. 8.?'Til .
die by violence, as tbey did, with my
boots on!"
Tbls was the uncanny prediction
made by Dwlgbt P. Dtlworth, attorney,
to his wife, a short time ago, when |
tbey, were discussing t^he strange series
of murders that have nearly wiped
out the whole Dilworth family!
And today, as thetystery of Dwight
P. Dilworth's murder in a gloomy corner
of . New York's "Lover's Lane"
grows deeper, friends are recalling
the-odd prediction and weird fulfillment!
Dilworth was the fifth member of
.the family to be 'murdered and now
there are only two .survivors of the
family, Dllworth's little son and a
. brother of TMHebrth, who is a minister.
Friends of the latest victim of
death by violence are wondering If the
same hoodoo hovers over these two
Riirvivnr? .
"It was the fighting jaw of the Dil'
worth's that did It again! That neversay-die
chin has caused another murder
and made another Dllworth widow!"
said one or the lawyer's brother
Oyer In New Tork the baffled poI
lice are seeking some deep motive,that
will clear up the mystery beside the
halted motor In which he had taken
pretty MIbs MafyMcNlff for a ride.
Under the arching trees of the lonely
New York parkway where the murder
took place there have been operating
what the police call the "Lover's
- Lane blackmail bandits!"
> But the efforts of the New York poUderto
link up the'Dllworth murder
fwith this gang that has been preying
\on park spooners are discounted in
Wootclalr. Dllworth'a home.
According to his neighbor- H. K.
Duff. Dllworth .^nd his wife formed
wjth their three-year-old son an ideally
hippy family. Mrs. Dllworth went
about a month ago to visit her family
fn Kansas City. Dllworth'a relations
wlth-MlM Mary McNlff were simply
those of a lawyer and his client. On
the tragic motor trip they wtare
-talking over legal matters, MIbs McMiff
a WAnd lAAlrlnw vnnne hnelnaaa
woman, told reporters today.
' They went astray from the brightly
I Illuminated avenue In Van.Cortlandt
> park, she said, and had stopped to find
(Continued on Page Three.)
| Two Bootleggers
; Before Squire Fleming
Raymond Carter, colored, was found
l guilty of a Yost law violation today
by Squire R. Leigh Fleming. Carter
was arrested the other day and two
' pints of whiskey were found in his
possession. He appealed from Squirt,
1 Flemings decision and gave. bond,
i TonyjRdgers. of Kllarm, confessed
- bootlegging nefore Squire Fleming
i and is now lit Jill.serving < a. three
months sentence having also a flue
of flOO attadM$ to his y-'i term.
Said Equine Picked Steps of 1
Church As Place To
Cash Jjtv
m Tjehmtioh
Amenable For Breaking Un
Religious Meeting If
Jot Dead
An old bay mare of uncertain ace
las been the cause of a great commolon
in the little town of Hoult and !
ill known to the citizens <^f Fairmont i
he excitement at Hoult has waxed
ind waned until every one In the lit- '
Je village Is now again at peace and
latlsfled. That Is, every body except
he sexton of the church, A. O. Marks,
ind be is really not In the town as
ie lives and has lived for years in a i
louseboat which Is moored above the
ock near Hoult.
The whole story came to light tolay
when Mr. Marks came to Fairnont
and asked the county physician
o recommend the county court to pay
or the burial of the horse. It seems
hat last Wednesday wben the congregation
were all gathered In the
:hurch attending prayer meeting tho
>ld buy mare wandered Into me town
ind strolled over to the church steps
ind there lay down and died.
When the horse dropped on the
iteps out came the startled congregalon
to Investigate. They saw the
lead horse but could not And no own>r.
The horse was allowed to remain
here while every person in the town
iought the owner to compel him to
laul it away. Failing to And him afar
a day or so they wlr^ed the town
luthortties to take away the remains
vhich were rapidly becoming offenlive.
But no action was taken.
Finally sexton Marks, of the church,
srho is an industrious and ingenious
>ld-chap and can build a boat as well
is .dig a grave, was prevailed upon
?,haul >wm the home and bury.Aha
sarcaas. .Today he came to Fairmont
o see if the county court would stand
he $5 expense of Interment since
nose every one In Hoult seems to
ihink that the horse was more of a
:ounty charge than anything else,
knyway they all arrce that It was a
stray horse and mighty sick and weakly
else why would It pick the church
steps as a Attlng place to die.
Roosevelt To Be
In Political Movie
fBy Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Sept. 8. ? Theodore
loosevelt, according to Information ,
crom HepuDiican National headquar;ers
today, baa been aBked to take a
nore active part In tbe Hughes camlalgn
and has consented to a considirable
addition to tbe number of
ipeecbes already arranged for him.
Tbe Colonel's part In tbe campaign
was discussed at a conference at Oyser
Bay yesterday and again today
vhen a number of Republican leaders ;
vent to Mr. Roosevelt's home to figure
with him In a series of moving picures.
These pictures will show the Colonel
ihaklng hands and conversing with
several prominent Republicans and
Progressives. The films will be sent
? each state organization for use at
tolltlcal meetings.
Suarantlne Rules Are Well Observed.
Thq new Health Regulations for the
invention of the possibility of an i
ntantlle paralysis outbreak In this
immunity are being quietly enforced
ind carried out all over the city and <
he last of the opposition to the mea- 1
lures has about died out I
In order to make necei
pipe lines, the Monongahe
nanv will ho ohli/ro/1 fn /?1/m
Station, Sunday, Septembe
will endeavor to fu
mestic consumption and a
necessary precautions to
leaving the house it will be
Gas will be turned bac]
connections are made.
Russians Have Bejan.Oflei^
Claim of Further Ru- ;; ^^a|
of a great battle in sontbeart^tftfll I:
la where the Russians hare takVM^Hffl i
offensive against the Bulgarian^^H
Germans la reported in a Romeag^H
patch given out by wireless prolyl
The struggle la now under
er the whole tront in Dobrudja 1
tween the Danube and the Black sfl
Fighting Is particularly ' dasa)ijN|H
near Baltkik on the Black ssaWMH
about 10 miles north of the Boljwn^ i:
lan frontier. The Information, the !F'
wireless dispatch, says was receivsd g r
In Rome from Petrograd. "
LONDON. Sept. 8.?An undated ot'jS j
flclal Bulgarian report recMved'-lfijMHHH:
today says that the Bulgarians and J
German forces which are invaditUMi
Eastern Rumania haTe captureid
fortresses of Docric and BaltckifcjHj>?ft,
varna and Kall-Akra.
The occupation of OrsaTA'Iq^HS
Rumanians is conceded in the ""Wrivrl
lan statement
? 8
If all Uii plans that have been oaifM
are carried through aecordlag&MiM
ecedule the final touch of the MOMp?fl
gahela Valley Traction compaarl**9
arrangements for gag service to
mont consumers durlqg the cominffijR
winter will be taken on Sunday: -jifcij
At all events about 9 o'clock that IB
morning the gas supply wiU'bejshBBM
off and a number of Important chants
es and Improvements will be made Utal
the pumping station, and at'dBsftt^flB
two places on the main llnek.flgBM
the hope that the interruption wIH'?
not last longer than 2 o'clock: but S
It may taken longer.
It Is believed that the domesttejMHfl
Burners win be affected, but ln ordwSB
to avoid any chance of danger thajl
company Is notifying the public 'of tfcaijB
shut down and asking that those dragS
expect to be away over Sunday taka'H
the precaution to shut off anyi!ga^?
that Is in use.
The changes at the pumpipfoSH
tlon will include the connecting up of ,
a new eight inch gas main anj^BMH
cutting In of, a ten-inch Qoolinft'gjjgf&M
tern. Connections for the
station at the pumping station wfflSiHfl
so be made at the same thnfc'^p
Advantage will be taken of th'b slw8B
down to repair a condition ln',"tt3B
main on Virginia avenue between
Tblrd and Fourth streets wMchQtHSfl
been getting bad for some time. A
slip which Is going on there tULs ligaffEl
pulling the main out nf alignment utdia
this will be remedied in such s^jn&&
lhaf ft will Hva nn fnrthoF
With, these improvement* the SSHH
fas people believe they will bMmB
:o yet through the winter withoralBH
illghtest trouble. The entire rtamiSM
las been devoted ot perfecting, jlljjgfEg
Fairmont situation. Fourteen^mMSfl
wells have been drilled in and otherjjj
iteps have been taicn to insure a wMl
Horm supply. The work which wfllt'-'j
}e done Sunday would have been' MMi
lertaken weeks ago but (or t3i%:tSa3M
that it was Impossible to get'the ma?Vj|
ssary changes in itsixn^m^S
la Valley Traction CotI-m
se down its Gas Pumjji|||g
raish enough gasfor|po^9j
air oil mnonmnwi
wxs uu?cunuumviB w VWIMH
avoid inconvMience?:^^
k into the lines as BooiajEsE
la valley 11
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