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^ ESTABLISHED 1868. today's news today FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1916. price two cents ASSOCIATED PRESS. ; '|
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Board of Health Takes Step
After Consulting State
All 'Pupils Required To Present
Health Certificates
IJV The quarantine of theaters, and
. "Sunday schools and all other public '
gatherings was lifted today by the :
City Board of Health after a consultatlon
this morning with the State
. Health Board of West Virginia. This i
action was taken because of the pres- i
ent cold wave which has reached this i
section and Dr. Welrich of the State i
Board, who Is In direct charge of the i
Paralysis situation In this state, ]
thought that the rigid quarantine i
would no longer be needed.
DThe local Health Board met this ]
morning and formulated an official
order which will lift the ban on the |
moving picture theaters and Sunday ,
. schools and which goes Into effect .
today. The regulations which effect
the city schools however are still in effect
and the local schools will not '
open until Monday. September 25. at
which time all children admitted will
be required to present health certlfl- ,
sates from their physician.
The order requiring tho children to |
Iliicoout iicaiiu uci iwi^uicn is uun u<3" i
lng prepared by the local Health
' Board and will be published Monday.
i -A uniform blank Health certificate Is
jv- being printed and these will be dls- ,
trlbuted by the Board at the City of- ,
. flcea on the first floor of the City
building. All phyisicans in the city 1
, will be required to use these blanks 1
j for the work of examination of the 1
children and may Obtain them-at the- 1
|&city offices.
SThe plan of having a number of
6". physicians present at the schools
when they are opened to examine the
SgVchtldren, was abandoned as brine im[.'"- practical
since there are more than
K&three thousand prospective pup::? to
be enrolled at this time. Thus It is
J:Y estimated that it will require the time
.of practically all the physicians in
I ; the city the greater portion of next
'r-V week to properly Inspect the children
.. /tor the possibility of infectious and
; communicable diseases. A small fee
fc. will of course be charged by the phyt1
slclans for this inspection but the
J" Board of Health and the city phy"
Siclan Dr. C. M. Ramagc will examine
-.4 free ny child whose parents are un- j
able to pay te fee.
A certai.. amount of opposition has
been found to these measures of the
Health Board but the order will bo
4 thoroughly enforced and will in the
R; end be the means of saving a con"
-siderable sum of the patrons of the
X- echools since it will reduce to the
t':. minimum the possibility of an out
r- break of any enidemic such as whooD- ;
y- ing cough, measles, scarlet fever,
diphtheria or Infantile paralysis, i
There are a number of cases of scar...
let fever now In the community al,
though not within the city limits.
I Shortage of Labor Only j
p Thing That Limits Manufacturing
g NEW YORK, Sept. 16.?Dun's Re !
View today said:
In nearly all Important industrial
f: and mercantile lines the trend Is
L toward a further Increase in activity :
% and le exceptionally marked in some
: directions. Manufacturing plants are
5 being operated to their capacity, the
| shortage in the supply of labor being
Sj> practically tne only deterrent to aaditlonal
. The demand (or (all merchandise Is
encouragingly brisk and the general
ec business sentiment Is optimistic. In
the Central states the movement o(
. commodities continues well sustained
pnd reflects prosperous conditions. In
&: the South the Inquiry (or staple
? -goods Is Increasingly active, while
Western commercial circles report
substantial increases In business over j
t . last year. On the Pacllic coast the
,V: favorable crop prospects in that re
flon, together with the generally high
*t prices (or agricultural products, are
i- Indicative of still further progress.
. Retail trade drags at some" points.
Bt owing to labor controversies, but this
Kp condition Is regarded as temporary
- 'And demand (or (all merchandise as a
I Whole is maintained In volume that re
fleets an expanding purchasing power
n^on the part of the people generally.
' ' Weekly bank clearings, $4.333,897,
e bond a.
OF woo
Is To Take Care of All,
Contemnlated Im
$50,000 MIT. CO i
Total Expenditure Will
.Reach $810,000? Up
To Council
A special meeting cf the common
council of the city has been called
Tor Monday, September 18. This meeting
la for the purpose of passing on
the proposed bond issue of the city
which will amount to $760,000. Included
In this bond Issue will be a
new bridge for Coal run. or perhaps
i fill; a new bridge for the East Side;
repairing and improving of streets and
sewers, erection of an incinerator
plant for garbage and other improve
The money is to be divided as follows:
For the bridge or fill to cross
the Coal run ravine, $100,000; for a
bridge to cross the Monongaliela river,
$350,000; for the opening of Lowell
ivenue, View street. Itldgely avenue,
building of a culvert over Bell run,
MO.000; for tho extension and Improvement
of sewers $30,000; for an
Incinerator plant, $5,000; to erect a
new fire station on the East Side,
17.500; for laying paving blocks In the
Buffalo creek bridge and the East Side
bridge, $7,500; to pay off the floating
Indebtedness. $70,000; to pay off outstanding
bonds, $200,000.
This work will amount in all to
$S10.000; the Monongaliela Valley
Traction company will expend $50,000
for the work of building the bridge
icross Coal run. This much has been
leducted from the original amount
which leaves to be raised by hond issue
the sum of $760,000.
m Aitrn rnniu
Elks Band and Silver Drum
Corps Provide
Ninety-seven bravo hearted veterans,
scared and worn by the ravages of war
and time, marched with the spirit of
11 and the light of memory In their
eyes this morning at Mannington in
the county G. A. R. parade. The Elks'
hand and the Silver Dram corps furnished
the music for tho parade and in
the line following the old soldiers were
many of the prominent citizens of the
town and the school children who had
turned out to give homage to the remaining
members of the organization.
Chief Watts of the Mannington police
department acted as marshal of
ine parauo wmcn tormeu on fliarKel
stret and mar/hed over the principal
streets of the city. Fourteen automobiles
were In line many of which carried
the more aged and feeble of the
veterans who were unable to march
in the line.
The number of veterans present at
the re-unlon this year was approximately
twenty-five less than attended
last year and many of those present
this year will fail to answer the roll
call next year at the annual re union
which is to be held on the East Side
at Fairmont, the invitation extended
by the East Side veterans yesterday
at the last business session having
been accepted.
Plans are now under way to form a
tn-county Soldiers' asslciation which
will include the veterans from Marlon,
Harrison and Monongalia counties. A
coipmlttee was named to work out
the details of this new organization
at the business sepslon yesterday as
follows: T. N. Swisher, E. A. HUlingslea.
John M. Milts a, J. T. Musgrave.
The officers elected for the new
year of the Marlon County Ro-TJnion
Soldiers nssociatl-v were as follows:
Colonel, E. A Btuingslea Fairmont;
Lieutenant Colono. K. E. Hn.-i Fair
mont; Major Thomas N Swisher, Winteld:
Chaplain, Jonn F. Jam son, Farm
Ington; Adiutan' Charles o Watts.
Prominent among the visitors at the
re-union yesterday evening and today
were Hon. Thos. W. Fleming and Rollo
J. Conley of Fairmont, and Major M.
M. Neely. The camp fire which was
he?l last night In the school auditorium
was well attended and a number of
interesting talks were on the program.
Two special poems on the occasions
were read by their authors. Captain
John M. Millan and Mrs. Michaels
of Mnnnlnytfin.
Work on New Addition Is
Now Under
Fairmont Improvement As-,
sociation Will Take Up .
Freight Interchange
The extension of the Willetts Clay
company's plant on the East Side Is
the next step toward the development
of Fairmont that Is being carried out
with the co-operation of the Fairmont
Improvement Association. Work has
already begun on the enlargement of
this piant which when the new additions
are completed will employ approximataely
seventy-five men. The
present plant when running full capacity
employs about fifty men and the
proposed extension will increase the
capacity of the plant thirty-three and
one-third per cent. This company is
engaged In the manufacture of fire
clay blocks for glass tanks and furnaces.
and a branch factory near Pittsburgh
also manufactures clay potit for
melting? glass by the individual furnace
Mr. Willetts of the Willetts company
was in Fairmont yesterday and consulted
with the Enlargement and Extension
of Present Industries commit,
tee of the Improvement Association in
regard to the possible aid that the local
association might render his company
and stated that his problems
were three. One of these the labor
problem, was not taken up by the committee.
The company will need in the
neighborhood of 40 additional men at
the plant when the extension is completed.
The shipping problem of the plant
was referred to the Traffic and Rate
committee which will endeavor to have
a better adjustment of the Interchange
agreement between the B. & O. and
the Monongahela railway worked out.
The company still has $10,000 worth
of 6 per cent, serial bonds In their
treasury and the floatation of these
will be taken up by the Finance committee
of the Improvement Assocla
tlon. This company is sound In every
respect and of the original $50,000
bond issue, have retired $10,000 of
their outstanding sum.
The officers of the Willetts Clay
company are largely local men and
the majority of the stock in the concern
is owned by local investors. Following
are the present officers: H. G.
Willetts, president: Anthony Dowen.
vice president: C. S. Rlggs, treasurer;
Rollo J. Conley, secretary.
City Hall Notes
J. Walter Barnes, Finance Commissioner
spent the morning in Barnesvile
today where he watched the progress
of the work about the Barnes
school. The grounds there are being
repaired, new walks put in and a
string of pavements from Bellview
avenue to the school being laid. This
is one of the greatest improvements
of public works made in Bellview for
City Superintendent of schools O.
G. Wilson will hereatfer have his office
at the Municipal Building. Two
vacant rooms have been opened at the
city building for Professor Wilson
where be will be better able to meet
people. By giving up his offices at
the Butcher school he leaves more
room for the students.
Ira Smith, water commissioner, is
busy today on Locust avenue where
he has a gang of men at work lowering
the water line along that street.
tVhen the water line was laid, limestone
was struck and who ever was
in charge of the work failed to blast
IUC OIUUD UUl> icaviug 11 1UI IXltJ pres*
ent commlsloner to do. This will
temporarily hold up the work being
done by Sam Polino in charge ot paving
the streets.
Commissioner Lehman has started
his force of men at grading sidewalks
on East Park avenue. The work on
Morgantown avenue is about finished.
SPENCER, W. Va., Sept. 16.?This
community is greatly excited following
the posting in the night of a warning
that if an effort is made to rebuild
the Laurel Methodist Protestant
church it will be destroyed by fire.
The churc'. was destroyed by Are the
night of September 19, 1916, and officials
have never been able to obtain
a clue to the incendiaries.
"Do you take cordwood In payment
of subscriptions?" asked the caller
"Yes." replied the editor of the country
paper, "provided it Is In convenient
lengths to throw at bill collector*,"
M*x. ' d^KSWjdjfljH^
. .. Jl p^S3:
Ten thousand men and women,
av.. New York. American flags and ba
rled. Almost all surface traffic was e
Details of Arrangements
Are Completed By Local
Party Workers
All details for the Republican Rally
Monday at which Senator William
E. Borah wlli open the state Republican
campaign at this city have been
completed and despito weather conditions
one of the largest Republican
1 1J I
ga(.ucbiu|jD WW UC1U JU..U11S CUUIliy IB
The special train* load of Republicans
from state headquarters at
Clarksburg will add to the attendance
and all of tho prominent party leaders
and candidates in this end of the
state will be here. Judge Robinson
Hon. Thos. W. Fleming, Howard
Sutherland and Geo. W. Bowers are
among those who will give short talks.
Honorary chairmen for the meeting
have been named and notified to he
present and this list Includes many of
the prominent party workers in this
They are as follows:
M C Lough. P O McNeely, Dr Homer
Miller, C W Walker, Wayne Powell,
C P Crane, George T ' ost. Chas. Wayman,
Guy Hawkins, fi. M. Showalter.
M P Wells. W R Huffman, Jack Nye.
Edwin Robinson. M L Hutchinson,
T I Brett, L C Fitzliugh. J G Prichard,
W J Wetgle. J M Jacohs, GeoShomakcr.
John S Scott, Steve Vangilder.
Allen Reed. Geo. Fleming. A
J McDaniel. Jesse M. Wood, Eugene
Stutler. John N Wood, A D Ireland,
C W Vance, I P Shupe, Thos. E Minnear,
Festus Parrish. Felix S Martin.
Henderson Hlldreth. C Wesley Robinson,
Andy Martin, Ellis Cunningham.
Ward Bcatty, Grant Huey. J O Huoy,
J T Knen, Eugene Christy, H R Furbeo,
J R Rogcrson, .1 M Barrack. Leslie
Koen, II H Debendarfer. G W Bowers.
E W Congleton. B E Fleming. D W
Clayton. John A Russell. John H Manley,
Henry Gaskins, W M Lanham,
Claude Jarvis. H S Basnett, Calvin
Haught, W S Swiger, Cal Jones, Lough
nragoo, F M Kopner. Thos. Hayhurst.
J F Carpenter. Mell Malonc. I.evI M
Harris, G L Carter, Eldora Moran, B
F Swisher. Wager H Bunner, Virgil
Brown, Will Cask ins. D M Kidder. C
H Arp. Camlllo Saivati, Philippo Pellegrini,
Lloyd H Post, Logan Morris.
,T B Knotts, Bruce Warder. E W
Cristy, John Itoggerson, L B Huey, H
L Crlm, J M Mlllan, J A Hess, Hood
Clayton, Wm. C Parker. Stephen E
Bolton, Chester Corbin, W E Arnett.
Arthur Arnett. Chas. Bartholow, T J
Hess. Harry F Smith, A J Stbne, Dr.
E W Strickler. Walter H Watson.
Alex R Watson. Chas. Wise. M W Harris.
E F Hartley. Fred Helmlck, C
O Henry, Vaughn Jolliffe. A P Jones,
Robert Kemple, French McCray, Monroe
Moran. Harry Pltzer, A B Scott,
Chas. E Sldwell. Frank Jackson.. WpiMiller,
Wm Eubanks, M F Hayllng.
Carter Faust, Fred FiRher, Fred C
Fleming, M M Foster. Richard Gllkeson.
Wm. Goodwine. J Lee Hall. C. wl
Haller, Ernest R Bell. Walter Boydston,
J M Brownfleld, E B Carskadon.
W Reed Crane. R T Cunningham, Z
F Davis. Geo. W Deck, Harry Engle.
A L D Bndley, Fred Meade. Walter
Eliason. Harold Schwarm, Wm. H
Frank, Robert Tucker. G W Martin,
James A Vandervort, Col Hunt. H C
Fetty. Geo. Johnson, Hays Johnson,
Rufus Brown. Jack Rice, Sim Bright,
R W Timple.*Frank Neely.
The Weather
West Virginia ? Fair tonight and
probably Sunday. Frost in exposed
places tonight.
F. P. Hall, Observer.
Temperature at S a. m. today. 44.
Yesterday's weather, clear; temper
ature, maximum, 74; minimum, 41;
oreclDltation. 02.
' ' ' '
striking carmen and sympathizers, are
nners, wreaths from sympathizing uni o
uapended along the line ot march to p
Monkeys Come
to Help Fight
Baby Plague
SAN FRANC1ECO, Sept. 16.?
Fifty monkeys, the survivors of 100
brought here from the Orient to bo
used in connection with Infantile
paralysis research work were on
the way today to the Rockefeller
Institute in New York.
Lung troubles killed fifty of i
them after their arrival here. The
monkeys are a ferocious lot and
Dr. H. H. Hicks, local head of the
United States Bureau of Animal
Industry, had much difficulty in
keeping the larger ones from killing
their smaller companions.
Heavy Snow Fall and 24 Degree
Temperature In
(By Aspoolatod Proas)
CHICAGO. Sept. 16.?Frost fell over
the Great I-ake region last night,
according to reports to the Weather
Bureau today. The frost extended as
far south as northern Tennessee.
A henvy snow fall with a tempera
ture of 24 degrees was reported from
Hiddiug, Minn.
Damage amounting to $50,000 was
reported from Danville, 111, where all
late vegetables were ruined. Reports
from southern Illinois said the frost
was the earliest in 20 years.
Mrs, Howe Dies x
At New London
(By Associated Preset
LONDON. Conn., Sept. 16. ? Mrs.
Annie Howe, only sister of President
Woodrow Wilson, died at her apart
ments in a local hotel early today.
Mrs. Howe had been extremely ill for
about a week with peritonitis and the
end has been expected at any moment
for the last two days. The President
was informed a week ago of his
sister's critical condition and on Monday
came here returning Wednesday
to Shadow Lawn as Mrs. Howe had
been too weak to recognize him. He
was kept constantly informed of her
condition and when death-came a message
was sent to him.
High Lights
European War
LONDON, Sept. 16.?As a result of
their offensive north of the Somme.
begun yesterday morning along the
six mile front from north of Combles
to beyond the Pozzieres-Bapaume road,
the British hold in their entlretv the
villages of Courcelette, Martlntuich.
and Flers, the war office announced
this afternoon.
SALON1KI. via London. Sept. 16.?
The Bulgarians are falling back in
disorder toward Monastlr, pursued by
the victorious Serbians, according to
an official statement issued at Serbian
BERLIN, Sept. 16?Bulgarian forces
on the Macedonian front, says the official
statement issued today by tbe
German army headquarters staff, have
occupied a new position after losing
Malka Nidzez in a battle with troops
of the entente allies.
Wisdom will never let us stand with
any man , or men on an unfriendly
c jfl
here shown marching clown Parkns
and printed protests were carirevent
possible violence.
Republican Campaign Plans
Contemplate Much
(Special Dispatch to West Virginian)
WASHINGTON. D. C., Sept. 1G.?
When Senator William E. Borah, of
Idaho, delivers speeches at Fairmont,
and Morgantown on Monday and at
Wheeling on Tuesday the Republican
campaign in West Virginia may be
said to be a "go." Wblle Borah Is tbe
first oratorical gun of national caliber
to shoot In West Virginia, he will
not be the only armament of that magnitude
to be unlimbered In the Mountain
State. There will be others.
Charles Evans Hughes will visit the
state and deliver several speeches.
Col. Roosevelt will be heard at least
twice in West Virginia before the close
of the campaign. Their dates cannot
now bo given for they haven't been
settled on. but they will bo heard on
the hustings sure. So will Raymond
Robhins. the former Illinois Democrat
and Progressive leader, who is one of
the brightest stars that twinkle In the
Republican skies this year, which Is
saying a great deal, for Republican
stars are out >' In great numerical
strength, and are shining with unusual
brilliancy. Robhins was a great
drawing card in the Maine campaign
and Is credited with having a great
deal to do with rounding up the erstwhilA
PrnffPoaulvoa In thai In V?o.
half of the Republican candidates.
Others who have been Bccured for
speaking engagements In the state
and upon whose itineraries the committees
aro now at work, are Senator
Harding, of Ohio; Senator Cummins,'
of Iowa; Representative Nicholas
Longworth, of Cincinnati; Representative
J. Hampton Moore, of Philadelphia;
Representative Joe Fordney, all
well known leaders of national prominence.
and public speakers of the
first class.
PARIS, Sept. 18.?German counter
attacks were made on the French
line both north and south of the
Somme last night. They were unsuccessful.
the war office announced today.
The assaults were delivered to
the east of Clery on the north bank of
the river and east of Berny to the
south of the stream, below Peronne.
During yesterday's fighting, today's
bulletin states, the French took 400
prisoners. In a single trench the bodies
of 86 dead Germans were picked
Order Catling Special Meeting of Common
On motion of CommlsHoner Smith
it Is unanimously ordered:
That it is the sense of this Board
of Affairs that the Common Council
of this City be called, and the Common
Council, is hereby called to meet
in special session on Monday, Septemter
18, 1916, at 7:30 o'clock, p. m., in
the Council Chambers of the City
of Fairmont, for the purpose of considering
the ordinance this day presented
to this Board of Affairs providing
for the Issuance of bonds of this
City, and that due publication of notice
for said meeting be had by publishing
this order as provided In Section
61 of the Charter of the City
ui r ainooai.
The Board of Affairs of the City
of Fairmont,
A copy from the record, September
13, 1816.
FOOD racoi
Blaze Is Two Miles Front J
Mouth of the
Sensational Stories Abound
Trouble Were Widely Jfl
Fire which originated In a
bouse at Third North ot Numbtf&i; V.'mB
Consolidation Coal c0mpan7.au>
Monongah from an unknoyn cause,. ,ij!
possibly an electric wire! caused a
bad blaze in that operathm which wMVjgj
still burning this afternoon. Inclden- tally
it set the rumoiV factories
Fairmont to working over time.
There wore 40 men of the n|(fct''^fM
shift inside when the blaze was dto- ,
covered and all of these have been ifl
accounted for. Seven of them wen ;
badly "smoked" before they wen
brought out and four were In such' jt'viw
condition that they were brought OBjSSi
a special street car to Fairmont Hoe-;
pital No. 3 for treatment. They aniv^jS
William Santee, Leslie Boggess, Buck
Davis, foreman, and Boyd Keener. * '^5?8|
They are reported to be recovering .VMS
from the effects of the smoke and' wtU '.'lffw|
be all right soon. /
The smallness of the number of the',
men in the mine was due to the fact'f ? '58
that there is a car shortage and the r- .
day shift was not going to work to
Like most mine fires the blase la a , gfl
stubborn ono and is making the tnen^.LJBjj
who are lighting It work'hard.
about two miles from the main.'p ^
trance to the.mine and It completely ?
shuts off North Second where it was
at first thought possible a miner; 01 rVvjj
two who belong to the day shift may vjjjS|
have gone this morning and were', vvffi
still in the workings. -There Is plenty . Ss
of ventillation in North Two, It to -.3
A large chemical fire engine to back
at the fire and is being used successfully,
so that it is expected' that the
blaze will be put out in a few hours. ' ,'*3B
When the news that something had ,j
occurred at Monongah reached Fatev'^SH
mont stories of the most sensational-'
character were circulated for a time. 'ja
Somo of these were also circulated tihSwj
rather widely. Just after lunclh one ; &&
of the Wheeling newspapers canedV-'^
the West Virginian and said that lt,'-'?|
had a report that "Mine 64" .at
nongah had blown up and that 30 men c'.l
were already in the hospitals. Soffle'/^u
of the tales that were handed abontl'&aB
In this city were even further away :'i
from the truth.
When the fire was reported - the V.^3
mine officials took the usual steps to
be prepared for any emergency. Pby-^SsS
sTclans. first aid equipment and cofibf SS
were rushed to Monongah where aijsH
large crowd soon assembled. Ttie&nH
Fairmont Fire department lung motor
was also sent to the mine,
tunatcly there was little need for anfywjjj
Fire Bos* Overcome.
At 1:45 o'clock this afternoon -R.Sg|
Douglas, fire boss, was brought OOt?43S^|
of the mine and put on the street, cafcraj
which arrives here at 2 o'clock.'1
was taken to the MlnerB Hospitalr tOEyM?
treatment for smoke. Douglas went -.'.w
into the mine at 1 o'clock this morn- ;.'3
ing and was there when the Are was' sg|
The entire mine has been expland'4&S|
and it Is now thought that there-'la^jM
no one Inside except those who are
fighting the Are. Tin air in the mlne,,':>5j
is clearing rapidly.
- ^
The city Board of Health. isVJn;
receipt of the following telegram: j <%g
"Charleston, W. Vs., <T',' fjj
10:46 A. M., 8ept. 18.-191*;?,.J 5;','
Dr. C. M. Ramage,
Fairmont, W. Va.:
Conditions now warrant end-l;*? Sag
Ing theatre quarantine. Ap> .-*5
prove your control of sHua- ? JkS
quarantine Ib therefore lifted on B?S
all theatre and picture housesibe-', j||
ginning today, and children-of 'ill; 'i'l
ages may be admitted.
It Ir also thought that the quar- aj
antlne may be safely Ufted oat
Sunday School and church service*, H?
and meetings of this character may^ ggj
be attended by all ages, beginiUiift jgl
Public and High School opehtac; : vj
dates, however, remain the Sllllh,' 1 38
September 25, and 'all pupils,must? fx
be provided with'a health MirtttB $9
cate signed by the family phyiictfa? *8
as heretofore provided. Sj

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