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jj A Quality Newtpaper fir the i ESTABLISHED 1868. AFDIi nun 15 a TAi/ru L lAHtN Jap Vessel Lands Some of Seamen at Port in | Brazil MR IS STILL OUT > Indications Are That She A i.:? Air ? 11cm 1ICCII v/lL South America. Eight BritlBli and two Breach vesgj sels hiavQ been sunk In the Atlantic ?f and two British steamships captured i by German raids. Announcement to 15, ( this effect was made today by the British admiralty, confirming reports t which had been In circulation for some ! lime that a German raider had once K more penetrated the screen of allied gSj warship* ant} escaped to the open 'i-' . sea. So far as is shown the British an[. nouncement the raider is still at large. Apparently she had been operating off .the coast of America. ? The first news of the raid was received with tho arrival at Pernambuopt Brazil on Monday evening of the ; Japanese steamship Hudson Maru : -which had on board the master and '" 17 men of crows of resscls destroyed ,' ljetween December 12 and January 12. In addition to these the British j steamship Yarrowdalo one of the captlured vessels was sent off with about 400 men who were"-to be landed. No news of these men have been received us yei. The point al which Hudson Moru put In makes It appear probable that lite German raider had been in operation off the coast of South America. The British admiralty said that on December S a report hud been received that a disguised German vessel of the mercantile typo was sighted in the North Atlantic on December 4. It was reported from Halifax that a strange vessel bolicved to he the raider'was intercepted on December 2 off northwestern coast of Scotland but vjaa permitted to proceed under the Impression that silo was Dutch g-y" - steamship Gamma. - Later it was learned that the Gam av, nsa was at Kirkwall on that date. D LONDON, Jan. 17?Eight British and two French merchant vessels are Ik believed to haye been sunk by a raidfc^"'-'or-are. British, Dramatist and HadJr norshlre and Minleh, and Netherby ' Hall, Mount Temple, King George. , CJeorgio, Voltaire. The French Nantes and Asonieres. The steamship St. fcj;> Theodore at Yarrowdnle were captured i Their whereabouts are unknown INSURANCE RATES ADVANCE. NEW YORK. Jan. 17?News of the j!?r . allkes' shipping In tho South American ^trauo by a Gorman raidor was follow ad today by an advanco in marine In<7 surance rates lie re today from - 1-2 to ten por cent for West Indian and j|7 ^American ports. | : City Hall Notes Mr. Ash, of Harrington, and HowIKreWtt and Ash, of Kansas City, bridge ^ engineers. held the city commission. ' and a fed- or the clty'R bridge experts spellbound this morning in the office of Flnanco Comuilsslorier J. Walter I Barnes while ho told of the wonders of bridge construction. Mr. Ash is a p^icqnvincinE and very entertaining speaker and has photos of some of tho ??ork put out by hts firm in all states in the country. Mr. Ash's firm has submitted plans of the Coal Run and . the Monongahela river bridges, both 1.. of which have great attractions. K .- The police, firemen and others at the Municipal building feel deep regret fc itoday over tho news that Plalnscloth'esBS ' JliM Plt9.pp.' of thn flotOPtlwfl fot-An ?f > the city had died during the night. . The blow comes all the more sudden: ly because. "Sed" has been doing such ' good work lately that he was constantBl; before the public. He was well liked about the city hall for his loyalty and when the chief of police and the mayor heard of his demlso they wore visibly affected. Arrangements haw t ?' been made by the-mayor for the policy S3 to attend the. funeral in a body. Heine, TODAY'8 NEWS TODAY ] IAN R mrioiiiT uinrv i niMMinmi i ! EXPERTS 11 BE ! 1 HEBE TOMORROW Coming to Consult About 1 the Contemplated Improvements. WILL PLACE FACTORIES I nave iieen uetained by tne ,, Greater Fairmont Investment Company. Mayor Bo wen tliiR morning received a letter from Sanderson and Porter , the well known New York industrial' engineers to the effect that their Mr.:' Seton Porter and a stnlT of engineers' I would be In the eltv tomorrow for! \ the purpose of consulting with the!, city authorties regarding the new , bridges and other municipal Improvements that aro contemplated. The main purpose or this visit is to f cnubic Sanderson and Porter to get' a clear Idea of just what improve-, i ments arc contemplated In Fuirmontj;] l in tlio near future so that they may I j : he hetter able to carry out their work [ , ! in Pleasant Valley. i,, I Tills Arm was retained by the offi-! , ! cers of the Greater Katrmont Invest-jv i mont company some time ago to take. ! charge of pincing factories in the: ^ ! Pleasant. Valley addition and It Is ? I tliolr practice to check up all the do- ? ; tails of every development thov be-: < ' come Interested In with their own fore! AK. " I - ?. II I Their engineers have already been! t | over the Pleasant Valley territory: fi , and a preliminary Investigation of i n Fairmont conditions ns they exist at j f the present time has been made. 1 v HOSPITAL REPAIR ii ! CONTRACTS LET| "New Roof is Completed and j c Inside Work Under b Way. jf I i; i \ I Contracts for the repair work on |i j Cook hospital which was badly (Inning- ] I cd by lire December IS. have been let! ] and tlie work is now well underway i | ond will he puohed to rapid completion, j j Uolbert and Spedden were awarded i r | the carpenter work and the rout was i f, I completed some time ago and the In- t; side carpenter work Is now being done, jThe contract for the electric wiring c i was let to Walter Watklns. The contract for the plumliiug went to A. H.! c ! Lutliy. Frank A. Lloyd was given j, the contract for the painting and tleco- i I rating and the contracl for the plaster- i c i ing was awarded to Frank G. Boytls- i u iton- , v Tlio contract for repairing the ele- u 1 vator was not given out and il is i probable that the llriu which maun- c j factured the elevator will lie given 1 s I the contract for the repairs. I j. The Board of .Managers of the hos-1 ( pltal' held a meeting recently and ! awarded these contracts. From the. fact that the building Is , now completely under cover, had wea-! titer will not retard this work and ill is thought that within a short time' ? the building will be ready for re-oc- i cupancy. 1 1 ??? iSilver Wreath Is j Returned to Owners i tc . 10 ! The Silver Wreath wlileh was taken 1 n from Its abiding place in the old Nor-111 mat school editico on Inst Friday, and | e the whereabouts ot which wad not dis- , ji covered until yesterday, was fomid ! h early yesterday morning liy former 1 " President, ot the Lyceum Guy Kubn. nicely wrapped in pnper reposing amid a pile of pictures In the Lyceum hall "J hi the new building. -1 The demonstration planned for last Friday and which was not held owing to the loss ot the wreath probably will . be carried out In Us entirety on the conjlng Friday night. I, The Weather \ | m?????Vv'ent Virginia? fi Overcast and war-1 b incr: Thursday un-1 v pruuaoiiTir | ^3 local snow. e J7J ? Local Readings tl va^'* $afl? F" P' Hnl1' 0b" c - easitaiMiefefa Temperature at h ^ a- m- today 5. n Ilf Jet) \ \ Yesterday's wea- n 1 V) 7'T ^ ] -ier cloudy; temp- t - 7 tp isj rnture, maximum u I' T ^51 -16; minimum B; a precipitation none. Ii ;'yj> ?; ? If f gfll Mr I p / ' Korthern W i 1 FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGIN AIDE! PRFSRYTFRIAHS I IILUU I I l>l III IIIU DISCUSS PUIS I Ficon \n Efficiency Congress Was Held at Y. M. C. A. Last Evening. SET TOGETHER DINNER Addresses Were Made by Leaders of Many Church Activities. "An Efficiency Congress" made up if the Heads of various departments of he First Presbyterian church was icld last evening at the Y. M. C. A. vhen an excellent "get-together" din-; icr was served by the ladies of the . 'resbytcrian Legion to approximately 25 members of the Presbyterian con- j ;regation. Dr. J. McDonald, president of the j ongregation, presided as toastmaster | nd introduced the speakers explain- j ng that the object of tho mooting was i o go over the work that had been ac-; omplishcd during the year 1010 and j n iui milium jjiuus lor uie ivotk 01 me 1 itrlons departments for the year 1917. J. \V. Kite, secretary of tho V. M. i '. A., had been invited to deliver un ddrcss at this gathering owing to his ctlvity in the recent campaign to se-1 ure funds for building the church and i lso to the fact that the congregation t the Presbyterian church occupies ho V. II. C. A. auditorium at this time or its services. Mr. Kite in his re-1 inrks spoke of the gathering aB "An ; Ifficiency Congress" and the namo ran so appllcablo as to be adopted as he title of the affair. i Dr. McDonald introduced the spcakrs for tho various organizations and he following in a few words summed p the work of the organization they 1 epresented for the year: Doard of 'rustees, Harry J. Hartley; Session L D. Hungerford: Sunday School. J. Valter Barnes; Board of Deacons.' iarry Kngle; Church Treasurer, Konicth Barnes; Business Men's Bible ' lass. Ira L. Smith; Chairman Music I ] ommittee. Hugh F. Smith; Christian; Indeavor society, Harry I'itzer: I'rcsyterlan Legion society, Mrs. M. L.:; iturni; Work Among Foreigners. Irs. Marian J. Brooks; Women's Misionury society, Mrs. \V. S. Mayors: Vcstminstcr guild. Miss Florence Wl' ,; ong; Stoetzer Mission hand. Miss i' aiiiise Shownlter: Junior Christian ' ' Indeavor. Miss Margaret Itatzcr. At tho conclusion of the addresses )r. H. CI. Stoetzer was called upon to | cview the work of the yetir and to of- > er suggestions for work to be under u r\ ci willing i?i\. vuiuiiih ?c?n .u?u .uuu fans for carrying out the work un-lr-i ouslderation. On account of the Normal lecture | oursy number which was given at the 'irst M. K. church last night the meetng at the V. M. <\ A. was necessarily , lit short and several from departments ' if the Sunday school and elsewhere | rho had reports 10 make were unable o do so. The meeting held last night is genrally regarded as among the most j ucceasful meetings of this nature ver held by the Presbyterians. Ow- j ng to the fact that the church Ih at i iresent without a church Home, the lepartments necessarily are not so. losely In touch with another as rouhl he desired and the meeting was j fanned in order that each department | night know what work the other da-' lartnients were doing at this time! nd the plans nlso for the future. I The liest of good fellowship existed | t the meeting and much good is ejected to result from this Efficiency! longress. The ladies of the PreBby. I erian I.oglon society deserve much ! C tlie credit for the suceoss of tho I neetlng last night. They served a | 30HL Kuuipiuuun uiuurr ?ii ui"?u iinum j xcollcnt style which was heartily en- j i Dyed by all present. The meeting , I ist nlgiit. closed with the singing of j Blest Be the Tie That, Binds." ( ligk School Plans For Coming Week Owing to many Inquiries coming j1 rto the High school from pupils who 11 ve members of the Suphouioro and | reshmen classes as to the work dur- , ng the timo the classes arc barred rom attending school. I'rof. O. H. Cole- ( auk today stated that uo advance , rork will be done in either of those j lassos and that tho pupils of the class- , r. will .take up the work Just where j iiwv mix wnen me sciiooi WRH Closed. 1 Iwiug to the infantile paralysis caset i the city a ban was placed upon the tembera of the Sophomore ard Freshlen classes prohibiting them from 9*- > ending school for a period of one 1 feck. The attendance in tuc Senior ] nd Junior classes at the High school 1 1 practically normal tndav I " 1 / B m I I */ I . I / ^ ^ eil Virginia's Greatest New flA, WEDNESDAY EVEM r ON ADMIRAL DEWEY Will GET HUD minr nruinnr wu[ nunuiK Head of America's Floatinj Forces Died Last Evening. A DISTINGUISHED CAREEf Saw Some Hot Fightinj During the American Civil War. ' By Associated Tress) WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.?Funera arrangements for Aduitral Dewey, whi died last evening, were partially com pletcd today. Orders were IbbuoU b: the Navy department lo bring all cn deta at Annapolis and all avallabl blue Jackets from the Norfolk am Washington navy yards to attend th funeral here Saturday. Secretary Baker will order all avail ablo army unlt3 to participate in tin ceremonies. Secretary Daniels and ranking offlc ore were engaged today in arrangim letails. Those include appropriate ex erclecH on every American naval vce (Continued on Tago Six.I e iiifiT nftiiniw ? lillMMIIItt NAMtli v.., >.T President Hohk of the Chamber oi Commerce, Una afternoon hppointec the committee' to report 011 1 lie nev Industrial High school, naming Itob Bit T. Cunnl..t,..aiu, C. H. Jenkins, ant City Commissioner A. L. Lehman fo that important duty. The committee will at once start t< work investigating present faclluiet af the lllgh school; looking into pros tiec.tlve sites; planning what sizt buildings will be necessary to euro l'oi the city's growth in the next few ycari and preparing tins (lata for presenta tlon to the Chamber of Commerce. On the submission of the report 01 Messrs. Cunningham. Jenkins ant Lehman, llie Chamber of Cotumerc'will determine what action Is propel 11 Ihe premises. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE rnn Tiir r n u ? run itit r.BJ.fl An energetic th ree-tluy campalgt, wpected to result ill an Increase of IOC members, will be started by the Fair inont Business Men's Association n>5v Puesday morning. A meeting of tin Membership committee of the asso ;lntlon was neld last night and decltl cd on the action. Six teams of four men each wJ". work the city, every business and pro torsional man'whose interests art [bought to be with those of the asso elation to be given an opportunity o' Inking membership. Bach noon a 'get together'' dinner will be. served In the Rourh restaurant and plant made to keen mines mnvine mntah. The association lb now composed ol Ir.o members and Is one of the llvosl organizations of the kind In the state With the augmented membership and lonsoquent Increased power for co operative effort, the campaign startins text week is expected to make the Fairmont Business Men's Association i real power in tho development, ol the city. -? Three New Cases Reported in Graf tor (By Associated l'rcsst GRAFTON. W. Va., Jan. 17.?There tro three new cases of Infantile patilvsls which have developed in Graf ton since the lust .-upon, noon yester luy. Tlicy uro the I wo year old son ol joldie Mcncur. one uf the city mall arrlors; the five months eld son ol Frank Gorklns. a Graftoi: jeweler and the two year old daughter of Frank Henry, a railroad employee:* DEATH OF AN INFANT Norali Virginia the IS days olt laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tedri lied yesterday at the home of iti parents at Dakota. Interment wil ho made In the Pitcher Cemetery lomornm hy Undertaker R. O. Jones riNG, JANUARY 17, 1917. THEl 1 ADMIRAL GE( CHARLES S.M I niPA Aiinnpiu ir i m suuuult *. ' V v ' .\l- | [ Charles Sod I'ltzer. for many yuan) i 1 a niomber of the city police force, died ! ' tills morning at an early hour at his ! . home 011 Filth street. He hud been in ! i poor health for some time from leak-1 age of the heart and had told several , friends in the last few weeks that he j ' did not believe that lie would live j >' much longer on account of the trou-i ! ! ble. This morning his wife wakened; -land found Mr. I'ltzer in an uncou scions condition. She immediately! summoned help but before a physician j i could reach the home, he had passed ! away, lie did not regain conscious-j i noss. I i The deceased was a soil of John K. i l ,11. I'itzcr. of Muitclnc. lnd. lie was I .'horn at i'pton In March. 1S7S. He j ; came to Fairmont to reside when a j , young hoy and had since made this! I city his home. He was united in umr-1 > rlagn with Miss Olive 15. Jones, a resi-j ; dent of Marion county, who survives I j him. No children were born to the' I union. Besides his wife and futlier. a j brother. Clyde It., of Laporte. Ind., sur-! vlves, and a half brother. Miller M.I j I'ltzer. of M uncle, also, i Mr. I'ltzer worked for a period of' l years as a painter and paper liauger hut a number of years ago was appointed to a place on the police force | , of the city which orticc lie held at the . i time of Ills death. Ho was regarded us j . | one of the most efficient officers of j tj the force, discharging ills duties in a! . conscientious manner. For the ,ast. I I few weeks he had been on duty as a . "plain clothes" officer, details special work. Before that he was the |. ; city's sanitary policeman. j J Tito deceased was a member of the .; First Presbyterian clmrcli. and was . ; i onnectcd with a number of lodges t j holding membership in the Slnrton i: No. 11.1. O t). V.. Canton Monongnhela I No. " Patriarch Militant, and Showfiji ter Tent No. 7, Knights of the Macca-j I bees. I Until relatives residing In Indiana t L are heard from funeral arrangements . will not be completed. They are tinI der the direction of Undertaker Mm-1 grave and Sou. ; Man Wanted in Ind. is Released on Bail Clem Roueh. the young man arrested at Mosc Solitude's gunibliug Joint j and who was identified as a man want-i I ed at Marlon, Ind.. was released from ' Lithu county jail yesterday afternoon; j by Justice of the Peace W. \V. Cona- i wav on 1250 bail. E. II. llaney wont I , the hall. | 1 I r> ,. ' ikuutji ihiu.-ii xuu iiic county 3111 i ; ' on a warrant sworn out by Oflicer Seel l'itzer Monday to be kept until an of. fleer from Marlon. Ind.. arrived to re-! turn him to Indiana. Kouch. accord; Ing to Information coming from MarI Ion. Ind.. have live and one-half years > to serve of au eight-year sentence for [ felony. Christmas Savings Club OF ; i The Peoples National j J Bank I still rumains open for tlio ourollmcnt of members. . ^ It ,v, .ir,^ ... . ,v -. .I . MEMBER A880CIATED PRESS. HIGH 1RGE DEWEY 5Lw jm liipnrj Kirora ii (By Associated Preset WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.?Today's ession 01' thu leak hearing was sudJonly postponed as It was about to rpen. Witnesses were notltlod to appeal tomorrow morning. The postloueinent was made so the coinmitee might ask the House lor aulhorty to employ counsel. Meanwhile the committee will nakc Its plans for extending the in-' luiry into a general investigation j ivhlch was forecast when it yesterday iummoned J. P. Morgan, Frank A.! l underllp, Henry P. Davison and >ther well known financiers. Some >!' them were on hand today waiting ,o testify. Thomas W. Lawson was Uso ready to go on and Mrs. Hutli rhomason Visconti. the woman who, I Lawson says, told him Secretary' Tu-j unity was involved in the leak lias jeen served with a subpoena. "The committee has decided to isk permission of the House to ciu loy counsel?hnd accountants and for m extension of 30 days in which to! eport." said Kepreseutaive Garrett | n explanation of today's action. j Another witness to arrive before I he postponement was announced? Pliny Fisk, of New York, described I iy I.awsou as the man who told Archibald S. White ho "controlled" jcnrotary McAdoo. John It. Rathom.i alitor of the l'rovldence Journal,: vha.-e news dispatches regarding' calts I.atvson road In the records, tlso appeared. Name Postmaster For Clarksburg lib Associated Press 1 WASHINGTON. V. C.. Jan 17.? 'rcsldoitl Wilson today nominated J. lornor Davis for postmaster at Clar1"lurg, W. Va. NOT Tlio Board of Health of tho city ins ull the schools in the city of 1 upper classes 6f the High School School were excepted. This order means also that no cl enter any place public or private drcn. the object being to prevont tact with each other until one wi Instructed to see that the letter a enforced. The reasons for this action are over tho health situation In the schools ant badly- disorganized byte. and becuuso no precaution ah epidemic. In one week we will h antl schools and other affairs may There are but two cases of pol rase died; but none of these case and may- be culled sporadic. The and all things point to a speedy te precautions. E WEST VIRGINIAN BRINGS^ TRADE j - * :.v, SEAS RflMntlf HFilTH I M ils I UNTIL TUESDAT Sunday Schools, Theatres and All Public Places | are Included. NO NEW CASES TODAY Two Victims of Child Plague Reported to be Doing Well. All children who went to school this > ' morning, except the pupils In the Normal school and thoso over 16 year* or ago In the high schools, were ordered ~ to return to their homes and to report for school next Tuesday morning gt.;;'/he regular hour. This action was brought about through the Hoard of Health and the Marlon County Medical association. i nc niciucai association prcscmea a recommendation early yesterday morning to the Doard of Health for the cloning of all the schools In thu city to prevent the spread of the dread child disease, infantile paralysis. The Board of Health called a meeting for yesterday afternoon with the Boards of Sducatlon lu the city. The Board of Health after the meeting issued a notice to be printed in tho newspapers that schools were closed, that children muBt not enter any places of unmsement, church, or the skating rink. By children is meant. ;J J of course all those undor:16 years otmwa age. These youngsters, will not bo allowed to congregate- In any place < whatsoever in the city. Tho police have been ordered to patrol the resi deuce sertions as often as necessary to order children either Into their homes or to disperse. ' The two victims of tho poliomyelitis In the city urc said to be holding their own or slightly improvod over yesterday. Other caseB reported and rumored in tho city are. according to the members or tho Bourd. or Health "all poppycock." There have been altogether hut thru cases in Knlrmoni. one child six years old dyirrg, and two others suffering with the disease now. The older of the two cases Is located on tho Kust side where It Is carcfullj quarantined. The other a child of sev en years is on Chicago street, on block from the Miller school and is careful iv ?|uuriiuuiiuu. With hut two cancB here the doctors feel that there Ib no occasion for any fear, precaution alono being nece?- . sary. t'omnarecl with Grafton which hat* 15 cases and Blklna which reports v 31 eascH (but which State Health ComnilHHloiter Jcpsou claims ha? reported up until a week ngo 50 cases) Kalr moiil is not evert In the epidemic? possibility class. Notice to Remove j |aj All property owners and oo- j cupants of property situate 1 along the paved sidewalks of 1 the city are hereby required to j l/nnn tolrl oliian f mm l snow In uccordiinco with the re- j qulrenients or tbo ordinance of ; this city. Failure so to do will Incur' the penalties and costa j prescribed by law. ANTHONY BOWEN, Mayor. i-M * jB of Fairmont passed an order clos- j '. ?airmont for one week. The two I and all the classes of the Normal > I lild under the age of sixteen shall i where there may be other chll- I ? flit nlttMran fram nnnilitir in nan. f ? bllllUIQH UVfUl ww UJiUQ IU MMi wr : nek'lias elapsed. .The police are ud splril of this order are rigidly not because of any undue alarm V city: but. from the fact that the the fear that exists of an epldem- .? Sfc? ould be neglected to prevent an iuvc our health lines all in order . be taken up as usual. ' iorayclills In the city; onr other is had eny relation to the others ', re are no cases under suspicion: rmination of all reasons for these BOARD OF HEALTH.