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A Quality Newspaper for tfce H vMEBSS&'i t/ I I I ESTABLISHED 1868. >$EVEN LEGISLATURE IS DEADLOCKED OS MONET BILLS Governor Hatfield Immediately Called a Special Session. ii behFii today Fairmont Charter Amendments Were Dropped in the Senate. (Bpocl&l Dl?p?tch to West Vlrilnlan) CHARLESTON. W. Vs., Feb. 24.? The Home and Senate of the West Virginia legislature adjourned at 1:16 ft'nl/lcW TVlU mnrnlntr a Ho* falllnrt tn " V>?WW?? UJWt UtUQi MVQi 1BIIIU5 ?V? free on the appropriation bills. Governor Hatfield Immediately Issued a call for an extra session to begin 11 o'clock today. Three Items tore'listed In the call: Appropriations, jtolnla debt and good roads bills, ^tol.rtalnlng to the later, both houses Be passed the measure but It Is un rstood the governor will veto It and Btok new legislation. W The amendments to the city charter r of Fairmont which were passed by the Houbc were dropped In the Senate without the matter coming to a d? olslve test. It would have been necessary to get a four-fifth vote on the motion to snspend the rules to make It possible to bring the bill up for the consideration of the upper house, and as there was some opposition to the matter It was not deemed worth while to force the Issue. It is understood a majority of the Senators were In favor of the proposed changes In the Fairmont government and had the bill been Introduced a few days earlier they would have been passed as the opposition to them was weakening rapidly and soon would have collapsed. The House adjourned at exactly 1 o'clock this morning, but the 8enate did not adjourn, recessing until the special call had been carried to It long after the time it reached the House. The lower body, however, had adjourned before the special call was Issued, and each Individual member was notified of the special call. At 12:60 o'clock, after the clocks had been covered for an hour, because the legislature, by code, must adjourn at midnight, the conferees of the Senate and House on the appropriations A bill reported that they could not agree. J After the usual formalities had been / gone through with the House adjourn w ed. This was followed by the call of the Governor, which was served on the members Individually. There was a difference of $630,000 between the House and Senate appropriations blUB. Dr. Broomfield Home From East Dr. J. C. Broomfield returned this morning from Philadelphia and West. minister, Md., where he had spent the ' past week. At Westminister Dr. Broomfield delivered a series of lectures at the Westminister college and later visited his brother Dr. J. B. Clinton at the Jefferson hospital end Alex McAlwee formerly of this city, who is , now superintendent of Falrmount Park in rnuBaeipnia. The church services at the Temple win be held again tomorrow in the Sunday school room owing to the (act that the work o( redecorating the auditorium was delayed and la not completed. Dr. Broomfleld will preach at the evening service and In the morning Miss Olive Hodges a returned missionary from Yokahoma, Japan will de liver an address. City Hall Notes ???? David Dean is having a hard time getting enough men to work for him to keep his department going properly. David Is wanting men now, and wanting them badly, and he will pay 25 cents an hour. The trouble Is that there are so many other Industries wanting men that David has a hard time getting folks to shovel slag and wield a oleic. The new filing system which will provide for the efficient Indexing of all the city's records, 1b reported as on BgtojtWay and la expected to arrive In a few days. U Inanimate as well as animate offenders are corralled by Officer Carl Kern, as a sign board In the police court room tetslfles. The board was of The type that Is pr-hlblted to be set on the pavement, and was roped In by Officer Kern and carried to the station. | Th^ TODAY* NEWS TODAY I DUTCH DAKOTA COAL CO. 5FTTI F? IN Fill I ULI I LLU 111 IULL Stockholders Get Almost Half the Par Value of Their Stock B. L. Batcher, commissioner In bankruptsy In th ecase of the Dakota Coal company, yesterday ordered the payment of the final fifty per cent, dlvident to creditors of the company. A fifty per cent, dldlvend was distributed some time ago and the dividend which Is being distributed today makes a settlement In full. In addition to settlement of claims, a dividend of 45 per cent, bas been made to stockholders of the company. The only matter remaining unfinished In the case Is the hearing by the bankruptcy commissioner of some contested claims. When declared bankrupt last June there was an Indebtedness against the company of $200,000. SPECIAL SESSION nrnmo at nimni Dtuino HI bHrllAL Neither House did Anything at First Sitting. , fa (By Associated Press) CHARLESTON, W. Va? Feb. 24.? Both houses ot the West Virginia Legislature met at twelve-thirty today In the sixth session In the last two years. The proclamation of Governor Hatfield calling an extra session was read detailing that Its purpose was for consideration of the Virginia debt, general appropriations and a general roads measure. The House adopted a resolution to discharge all committees of the regular session with exception of that on rules and appoint new committee 01 16 members to consider measures Introduced. Committees from both houses called on the governor who sent w.rd that he had already sent In all the communication he.deslied at this time. Tne senate accepted a statement from Its. finance committee suggesting conference with the House finance committee to take up appropriations bill. The communication from Finance commltte of Senate when submitted to the House of Delegates was table 1. It called for further meeting of the Conference committee of both houses on subjects of the general appropiiation. The House recessed to four o'clock and Senate to five o'clock with nothing being done by either. CITY FATHERS STILL DISCUSSING BRIDGES Bridges are still the big thing being discussed around the city hall, the commissioners working constantly at comparisons of the various types and qualities of bridges offered for their Investigation. Two blue prints of Engineer Thomas's proposed bridge over Coal run were hung today. The bridge engineering concerns who have presented plans to the city and whose efforts are being considered are: Luten Bridge Company, Indianapolis Indiana; Harrington Howard and Ash, Kansas City; J. A. L. Waddel and Son, Kansas City; Monongahela Valley Engineering Company, Fairmont and Morgantown; W. M. Thomas, Los Angeles, California; J. E. Qrelner and Company, Baltimore, Md.; Sanderson and Porter, New York City; Watson Engineering Company, Cleveland, 0.; Ferguson and Heckert, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jones and Nuxum, Fairmont; Armstrong and Cheney. Washington, Pa.; Concrete Engineering Company, New York City. rnL,?? n TTiUnA mui c jLuau xx JxixLou By Southern Tornado BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Feb. 24.?Reports here early today placed the number of dead from yesterday'a tornado In Central Alabama at form 11 to 20 persona. Wire communication with the Btorm swept district was Interrupted and an accurate estimate of the loss of life was Impossible. Three white persons are known to have been killed at Stewartvllle, two were killed and one fatally Injured at Hollins, two at Midway and four, negroes lost their lives at Whltsett. In addition unvarlfled reports were to the effect that eight persons were killed and two fatally hurt at Cogvllle. Probably 100 persons were Injured. Dollars Will Be Pc * - .'.V, * ... . . ; * Northern Wes i'AIRMONT, WEST VIRGIN! stem 01 STATE JUO Fl VICTIMS Fairmont Hospital No. 3 | Ready to Receive Them * As Patients. expertsTre heeded t Resolutions Adopted at Meet ing Addressed by Dr. Bull. .? t] c ll For the purpose ot asking state aid fi in combating the effects ot the infan- 1 tile paralysis which has affected ap- c proximately 200 children of West Vir- j, ginla during the past few months, ac- f tion was taken at the meeting held at t: the Red Cross headquarters in the city " hall last nlaht when Dr. Caroll O. Bull of the Rockefeller Institute delivered h a brilliant and comprehensive lecture ^ before the leading business and protes- ? slonal men of the city. i To ask that this matter be Included f In the special call for a special session of the legislature resolutions were adopted and a committee composed of Dr. C. M. Ramage, Mayor Anthony I Bowen and Dr. W. H. Sands was ap- I pointed to name a committee of five 1 persons including three physicians and two other citizens to place the matter before the governor of West Virginia. Included In the resolutions adopted and which were presented by Dr. Sands was a recommendation that the i services of an expert In the treatment * of Infantile paralysis and several nurs es versed In the care of the disease be brought to West Virginia the expense Incident to this arrangement to be provided for by the Legislature. Dr. J. W. McDonald head of Fairmont Hospital No. 3 brought to the attention of the gathering the fact that the state hospital was open at all ( times to Indigent children and had r been made so by recent act of the Leg- j lstature and that In case the expert j wag brought, here that the hospital , would afford the proper place lor the t treatment of the cases. . *Y,n ai.knsUKxw A# tVo fAB. rUilU?TlU5 UIQ DUlim lltuift W4 >.?v> I VDolutlon Dr. W. R. Weirlch of Wellsburg head of the state department of preventable diseases made the statement that about 200 cases of the disease had developed in the state during the past few months. Elklns having had 39 cases, Grafton. 24, Fairmont 15 and Clarks burg about 6. Without competent medical care these children will remain hopeless cripples that would, with expert treatment regain the use of their limbs, etc., he said. Dr. Weirlch strongly favored the action as did also Dr. Harold W. Wood assistant state health commissioner of Charleston who was also present. Preceding the submitting and the adoption of the resolution the gathering listened to a fine exposition on the probable cause, the effect and the treatment of the disease of poliomyelitis which was delivered by Dr. Bull. The specialist hlas made an exhaustive and comprehensive study of the disease which has caused such havoc In the United States In the past few years and his address waa listened to with great Interest Dr. Bull illustrates the lecture with O nnmVins f\t lantom elMoo onnuro/1 in 1 New York and other places during the ' epidemic of las*, summer. Dr. Bull J nude the statement In the course of his lecture that he believed Dr. Lov- 1 ett of New York to be the greatest 1 living infantile parlysls specialist. I The full test of the resolutions adopt 1 ed last night Is as follows: ' Whereas, during the past few * months there has existed a number of ' cases of poliomyelitis In the state of West Virginia, more particularly In the cities of Elklns, Grafton and Fairmont, and Whereas. In practically all such cases an after treatment Is absolutely essential to the end that the patient may recover from the after effects of the disease, and I Whereas, In other states where this l disease has been prevalent, the after , treatment h'as been successfully carried i on under the direction and organfza- < tlon of Dr. Robert W. Lovett, of Bos- 1 ton. and Whereas, In order that such after ' treatment may be Inaugurated In this i state. Therefore, Be It Resolved, by the 1 physicians and citizens here assembled ' that Governor John J. Cornwell be re- 1 quested to provide, by Act of the Leg- i Islature. or otherwise, such fundB as ] may be necessary to furnish such after treatment as may be recommended by Dr. Lovett or other authorities. Resolved, Further, that the chair- ' man of this meeting be and he Is hereby directed to appoint a committee 1 consisting of three physicians and two i other citizens to confer with Governor Cornwell and the State Board or Health as to what may be necessary to be done, and the proper methods to | be employed, in carrying out the pur- i poses of these resolutions. i " -*<flid for the Best Ans t Virginia's Greatest Newspap ky SATURDAY EVENING, 1ERSD Ill UTILE I of pons MM II. ill' ill UtfE Ml. "V v *Jew York Investigator Has ? Completed His Work p Here. c a 8 Dr. Carroll O. Bull, specialist from jj tie Rockefeller Institute, of New York ? lty, who had spent the past ten days " n this city Investigating Into the Inantlle paralysis situation here, leaves s his afternoon at 6:16 for New York lty, having concluded his work here, e The visit of Dr. Bull to this city has 11 een a great Inspiration to local pro- a esslonal men who have learned many q mportant facts from the visit of this p lan who has made the disease of pollmyelltls a study for years. p Dr. Harold B. Wood of the state I ealth department at Charleston, who c lad spent the past few days In this a lty looking Into health conditions, left t his morning for Charleston. Dr. I Wood expects to return here for a ew days next week. d LAWLESS DRIVER IS i FINED FIVE DOLLARS Mayor Had Three Culprits Before Him in Police 1 Court. C. D. Rayley, ordered before the nayor to answer a charge of violating l traffic ordinance, was found guilty in the t9Stimony of two witnesses this 1 noralng and fined five dollars. Ray- i flV. drivincr a ta*l nwiwil Kv Temn. c a. Chllson, pleaded not guilty. Durng the hgastegr Jt^wnw-brought out hat RhylejrhajMio ci^r ch^iHaurs' ItLeo "Williamson, who walked Into he police station yesterday so iQrunk le could hardlt get about, answered >reeent to his nime on the docket'tbls nornlng. Leo fald his home wag In Scottdale. Pa., and he had no Idea In he world how he came to be In Falrnont, let alone In Jail. The mayor Ined him five dollars and remitted he fine on the condition that Leo leave own at once. "Have no fears on that point," said L>eo, as he almost tumbled over hlmielf getting out. He didn't have the toiirtosy to wait and see what would ie the fate of his red headed jail felow. Ira Tucker, red headed, powerfully JUllt and having the reputation of be- " ng a mean disposttloned bully, was isststed before the mayor to answer . t charge of drunkennoss and resisting J in officer. "I saw a bottle of something that I thought was cider or wine or some thing, settm on the celler window, an' t thought I'd just drink It." He did, ind as a result Tom Ford was called bo a livery stable In Hull alley a little 1 later. When Tom got there Ira put i jp a fight, but was brought to jail I with the assistance of a club and I Howard Woodward. ( Ira drew a fine of $10 and ten days < In jail. He has a wife living on Chest- i nut street, and after the mayor lm- , [>osed sentence, became suddenly solicitious concerning her welfare. The mayor ordered that a doctor be secured d to care for his head where Tom had been forced to club a little. Union Carpenters Hear Good Speech Speaking and banqueting marked the meeting of the more than 100 members of the local Carpenters and Joiners union in Willard Hall last night. W. B. Hilton, of Wheeling, and Bditor of the "Majority," a union pub- i licatJon, was the chief speaker. The session was called to order by i W. M. Rogers, president of the local 1 and recently elected president of the West Virginia State Federation of Labor. Mr. Rogers made a brief address before the speaker of the evening was Introduced. Mr. Hilton made a most : eloquent address r.nd highly delighted 1 his auditors. ; During the evening 18 new members I were Initiated, bringing the total mem- I bershlp of the lodge to more than 100. The committee which had charge of the entertainment was composed of i Tom Hess, James Phelps, Sant TuckBr, Jobn Landls, and Glen Nay. i 1 The high cost of "pork and" Is likely i to put a lot of dub fighters out of 1 business. It won't hurt the rasslers 1 though. They're used to going without i anything to eat. wer to the Baseball i s v 1 rotuta er FEBRUARY 24, 1917. me ESTBO inupiu ABOUTJACH CASE )r. Weirich Makes Exhaustive Investigation in Each Paralysis Case. Dr. W. R. Weirich, head of the state epartment of preventable dlaeasea of Itellsburg, who had spent the past reek In this city, expects today to send i to the state department of health n exhaustive report of the lntcntlle aralysls situation in this city. The eport will state the number of active ases, the number of abortive cases nd the number of Buspected cases, toother with a great amount of data reulred by the health department which ie has been able to gather together in Is visit to this city. The matter of getting together the tatlstlcs required by the state Is no mall matter. Dr. Weirich must visit ach family where a case of poliomyetls has been or does exist. He must ask nd get an intelligent answer to 150 uestlons prepared by the state deartment. ^umoiucu in uie report wnicn win robably 50 forward to the State lealth department today from this ity will probably be several abortive md suspected cases added to the fiteen cases as reported by the city iealth physician. Dr. Welrlch expects to spend several lays more here In looking Into various natters pertaining to his position with he state health department MORE PAY, SHORTER HOURS FOR MINERS Increase Was Decided Upon at Meeting of Operators Yesterday. An increase In wages of ten per cent together with a shortening of the nlners' day from 10 to 9 hours, were authorized at the meeting of the Cen tral West Virginia Coal Operators \esoctstlon In the Chamber of Com neice rooms yesterday afternoon. The lew rates will become effective March L, and will pffect those miners work ng ai uay lauur in me minoa ul tut lection. Transportation and operation prob tins were taken up by the meeting he question of car supply being lhe nost serious one now facing the coal nen. Committees reported on waa! ad been done since the last mael.n,i n the way of conferences with Fa'itt norc and Ohio officials, and the gen 3ial feeling was that with good.waath i: coming on the car supply prouidui Aould automatically adjust itself. The increase' In wages granted ves crday by the coal men makes the mln its probably the best paid laborers In :he section. Three Increases in yaj fere glv en last year. Maj. Gen. Funston Was Buried Todaj (By Associated Press) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24. ? The Funeral of the late Major General Fred 3rick Funston took place today at Flrsl Presbyterian church, the services be ing conducted by the Rev. William K Inthrin Thn hnrtv Inv in ntntn hrnticrh. rat the night at the city hall undei t military guard. AMBITIOUSi MAKE SPAR1 Enter the Golden Festival c Earn $1,000 in a F< Wor The old expression "Time Is mon ay" may easily1 be proven to the sat' Isfactlon of e-jery thinker by consld erlng the advantages now placed be tore every person In Fairmont and thi surrounding territory, by The Wes Virginian, In Its Qreat Golden Festl ral. The fact that In most cases It li left for the more energetic few t< make use of their spare time, shouh bring many more people to the reall satlon that their own spare time coulc be turned into extra money by enter Ing The West Virginian's Groat Goldei Festival and winning the $1,000 li gold, which will be awarded to thi person who secures the most votes 01 April 14, the $500 In gold, or one o the other valuable rich awards. Thi First district awards will be well wortl my one's spare moments, or even thi ten per cent, commission which wll be better than many of the very bes salaries during the coming weeks. The summing up ot this great bit Puzzle Printed or ' i , i HP J I?_ MBER A880CIATED PRESS. vcn rv hV If I fifflir i FOOD FAMINE IN jiom | Sugar is a Bit Scarce But Price Wont Advance Much. | STOCKS HEREMl LAST s ? t As Railroad Congestion Yields the Situation Becomes Easier. Fairmont facfls a nhnrtnim In nn foodstuffs but sugar, and that not nec- I essarlly serious or prolonged, is the 11 opinion of grocers and wholesalers in ft the city. There is a shortage of sugar, due to labor troubles at the plants of the American and Franklin refineries, but it is only a shortage, not a famfne. A Sugar is now selling at from 10 to 11 cents a pound and local wholesalers say that it should go but little higher than that. "I should say," said a local wholesaler this morning, "that should prices go much higher it will be only in instances where a dealer had sugar when others did not have, and took an undue advantage and raised the price." 04 Supplies of sugar, canned goods and I other staples, are hard to get because m, of the great transportation tie up, but | the local wholesalers believe they have enough on hand to tide over until the co warm weather permits the railroads w; to get their cars in motion again. ru I The dealers particularly cautioned against persons buying large quantities of staples fearing that a famine na was imminent. "J When three or four thousand fami- P1 lies start buying great quantities of El sugar and flour and canned goods, thinking that a shortage is upon them. you can readily see what a draip It makes upon stocks that are already aa not necessarily low, but no larger-than TI normal. This buying quickly cleans er the merchants out and then the cry i* starts that there is a famine." *>< chman mm : ULIIIIII III IIIIIULII g0 I IN INDIAN OCEAN : to on . (By. Associated Press) I TOKIO, Feb. 24.?'The NichI Niche announces that an armed merchant- p " man Is faldlngtommerco In the Indian .. ocean and has sunk two British S'.eam1 era southwest of Colombo. th Frederick VIII May Get Away Tonight r m (By Assoclatod Press) P1 HALIFAX. Feb. 24.?There were In- ? dlcatlons today that the steamship 0 > Frederick VIII on which Count von - Bernstorff, former German ambassa- 81 t dor to the United States and a party }? - of German consular agents are re .urn . lug to their native land, would sail tr night for Copenhagen. No state- f iuent regarding the time of departure was made by government officials. ^ VEOPLETO f V TIME COUNT* Ll th if the West Virginian And * ;w Weeks of Pleasant 'r to k. ei . Wi te - circulation campaign Is that your R r "TIME IS MONEY" If you will only OC seise your opportunity and make the R - most of It By entering this Golden s Festival, your time will turn Into tl t Golden Eagles. la Published Monday tb ' It is the present intention of the t0 3 manager to nubllsh oni Mondav the to 1 names of the prominent people who re " have already been nominated and vot1 ed for In the Great Golden Festival, n " If yon have been thinking of entering 1 this great campaign and have not done 1 ao, It will be very much to your ad5 vantage to have yout name appear on 1 thle first vote list, eo that your friends * will swing their support to you before 3 aiding some other friend. Better clip 1 that nomination blank and send it to H > the manager today. fr | Open Evenings The manager's office at Room 209 b' 5 (Continued on page two) e< I the Seventh Page T S=l iJSSSC SUBS mi inun IULLHI1U s econd Most Desructive Day Since Ruthlessness Began TTACKEfljNCKANlEL pparently Destroyed Vessels Wprn Travpllnff Together at Time (By Associated Press) Nine steamers were today rank by irman submarines. Their total tonnage was approxlitcly 37,500, making the day's subtrine bag tbe second greatest In the urse ot the intensified submarine trfar<\ begun February 1. Tho Febary 6 record was 46,763. Seven of the vessels were of Dutch .tlonallty and apparently were sunk one submarine attack which took ace In the westerly approach to the igllsh channel. * ? The British authorities according to indon advices had nothing to do with Jf e routing of the vessels the Dutch n ithorltles making all arrangements, le tonnage of six of tbe Dutch steams aggregated 32,213 and the other believed to have been a vessel ot >91 tons. Two British steamers were the oths sunk, one of 3196 and other probily 1,004 tons. Four of the seven Dutch steamers Bre homeward bound with full car es. More than 200 men of various namaltties, members of the crew of ven of the steamships sung by Qeran submarine arrived in London day. The men were dressed in varlis odd pieces of of clothlnr which ey were able to gather up hastily bore leaving the ships or which wer* ovided for them subsequently. In the field of military operation* lere have been a few important ents. French have been active in e Vosgoes region and Pari* reports e penetration of the German line* irth of Senones by a French detachent last night. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.?The treendous destruction of Dutch shipng during the last two days Is reirded here as a most acute phase the International situation.; < It is regarded even as bringing near' the probability of a break In dipmatic relations between the Nethernds and Germany. . So far Holland has only made proat against the destruction of neun 1 olilna K.? flnrman aitkmo?l?ua kub 1 HI vi' i luan nuuiuni iiioo) UUh e startling operations reported yesirday and today are expected to ouee a wave of popular indignation the Netherlands which that governent may find It difficult to withstand 'en should It desire to do so. Eight million dollars was the satiated value of the Dutch corgals. The enado owned by the Rottendam . loyds and the Vendoeng owned by ie Royal Dutch Lloyds each carried million dollar cargo of tobacco and her valuable goods Buch as skins om the Dutch East Indies consigned the Dutch government. The Noorderdljk of the Holland-Amdean line carried 8500 tons of grain orth $800,000 from New York to Rotndam. The Jacatra owned by the otondam Lloyds also carried $840,- : ,* i0 worth of grain from New York for ottendam. The other three vessels destroyed, e Zaandijk, Eemland and Canternd. were In ballast. According to e latest available figures the total nnage afloat was two million prior the destruction of the seven vessels ported today which total 82,600 tons, : onnellsville Man Kills Wife and Self ??? (By Associated Press) , CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 24.? owaiM Anderson, 69, last night rose om bed, fired five shots at his wife :j ten she returned from chnroh killing ir Instantly, He then fired a sixth lllet Into his own head and died on after. oday < ??