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Dafly Average /I -S / ,
for Jan. 1917 / 1
A Quality Newipaper for the H
90 Kll IHI
Freight Train Hit
j Exprers as it Was
Standing At
k Station
nriinr rnn it Tinr
UtlWt rub HI lit
Passenger Coaches Were
lJ Telescoped by the Terrific
(By Associated Press)
i ; ALTOONA, Pa.. Feb. 27.?At least
20 persons were killed when the east
v bound Mercantile express on the Pennit
sylvan la railroad waB run Into shortly
- after midnight by a rust freight train
at the station at Mt. Union. 43 miles
east of here. Several others were In?
The express train had stopped to
discharge passengers at Mt. Union and
I members of the crew were testing air-!
brakes when, without warning, the
K heavy freight crashed Into the passen- <
t ger train from the rear. A dense fog
As the freight engine, backed by a
BS.nftavv train nlnvotl naoeon??w
[,< ?' J ? |??V "WW IM>u IUU |IUODUUQUl
train the rear coach of the latter telev
scoped and the second passenger coach
. which was split asunder by the ter|v
rifle impact.
The freight engine was literally
j$. welded to the passenger car.
None of the passenger coaches left
the track but six of the freight cars,
.. coal laden, were hurled down a 40-foot
R' embankment.
B Following is a list of identified
K . Chester A. Minds, 25 years old, and
/wife, aged 28, Ramey, Pa.
rC- Chester A. Minds, Jr., their Infant
IfcVpn. two weeks old.
W ^SUbs Maud Minds, aged 2S, Conifer
. New York, sister of Mr. Minds.
M. A. Caslisch, Conifer, New York,
a brother-in-law of Mr. Minds.
| Miss A. Segur Delllng, Cleveland, O.,
V sister of Mrs. Minds.
Richard Owons 7, Dorothy Owens 6.'
Jean Owens 4, nephew and nieces of
Mr. Minds.
Charles LeVine, New York,
fc P. B. Pollard, New York.
Milton Hymes, Now York.
N. Bright, colored porter.
J. S. Kelley, Brooklyn.
I y H. A. Roefler, Prattvllle, Wis.
L. M. Montgomery'. salesman,
f^Bloomington, 111.
P. R. Fanning, Michigan.
All of those killed were In the car
g- Bellwood which was telescoped and
crushed to pieces.
H An official of the Pennsylvania rail"
road here said the list of dead will exceed
20 as 14 bodies have been recovJfc*.
ered and at least six are known to be
dead in the wreck.
L At this time the railroad company is
K Inclined to place the blame for the
wreck on the engineer of the freight,
A. T. Cook, of Harrlsburg, who had a
i leg crushed. It was his duty, said an
g official, to get off his engine, walk
|; ahead and look at a signal In case of
fog rather than run past It.
fc Chester A. Minds, who with family
waa killed, was a coal operator In the
Clearfield region of Pennsylvania. He
waa traveling to Ctlca, New York, to
attend the funeral of his wife's father.
Minds was football star on the Unlrerslty
of Pennsylvania team.
Many Reservations
||; For B, M. A, Dinner
A record pace was aet yesterday for
I' Icceptaces to the dinner of the Business
Men's Association Thursday night
but 25 reservations being left in the
hands of Trevey Nutter, secretary last'
^Franlc Jewel Raymond who will at
that dinner deliver his lecture that
earned for him the name of "The Billy
Sunday of Business" has made such
. fehit in the towns where he has been
bit that he has compiled, a book of news-A
paper comments on hlis speeches which
have been printed on the ffrst pages
of big American dallies. "What they
Say on the First Page About Raymond,"
is its title, its pages being Ailed
with complimentary and unsolicited
| The West
am? | *"
tion or
ess hesi
Storm Tore Down High Tension
Feed Wires This
Was Eight O'clock or After
Before They Got
An early morning storm broke and
tore down the high tension wires
feeding the lighting system of the
city at .Eugemont about Ave o'clock
this morning. Immediately forces
of Traction company electricians
were routed from their beds and -iet
to work repairing the damage.
Ai.uough the men worked with all
possible dispatch, the lines were not
up until nearly eight o'clock. As a
tesult the citizens of Fairmont were
forced to dress and eat in the dark,
or grope about with lamps and candles.
In manufacturing establishments,
newspaper offlceB, etc., where
electric power is relied upon, work
was delayed from an hour to an hour
and a half.
The lines which were dismantled
were only those which supply the
lighting systems of the city. The Important
power lines were unlnjttrc-d,
permitting the operation on schedule
of street cars and down the river
Their Stories Show Colored
Bootleggers Are Still
"I had a little cold last night and 1
thought I would come to town to get
some whiskey, take a little before going
to bed and wake up this morning
without the cold."
The goods were purchased by Cris
Eppert, glass blower, who lives out
Virginia avenue wayi many many
blocks from the whiskey stores in
town. He told the mayor this morning
that he wont into the colored Joint
back of a negro barbershop on Jackson
street, asked for one small one
and got a Large. He paid $1.50 and
Is now in the county Jail awaiting Prosecuting
Attorney Haggerty's pleasure.
Whiskey sometimes can be bought
" vmo vik/ u; lilt utuin. auu; OUUOl,
of Independence, arrived for the first
time in his life In Fairmont at 12:30
p. m. yesterday. At five o'clock he
was seated in Daisy Shelton's colored
Joint on Water street quaffing draughts
of rat poison. He paid for bis drinks
as he got them, getting about onehalf
pint for 75 cents. Not long after
his arrival at the Shelton rathskellar
he was seen roaming the streets sans
bat, coat and shoes and though it was
not apparent he was also short $15
which he had pinned In his shirt pocket
and seven slmoleons which he had
In his pants pocket. He told the mayor
"1 know when I went in the place, but
damlfl remember coming out, all I
know is that when 1 came to I was
wet Uka hell."
Truth is Bodol, drenched to the skin.
was dangerously near me river wnere
be easily could have rolled and probably
have been picked up at Point Marlon
today, but the old adage "The
devil takes care of his own" worked
In his case, so he says. The cops took
Bodol to the Shelton joint but the
women there claim they know nothing
whatever ot Bodol or his troubles.
Bodol went to jail as a witness against
Daisy Sheltton In a selling case. The
fire boys gavo him a pair of good shoes,
an overcoat and a cap.
Monk Jackson, colored, also told he
bought whiskey In Fairmont but refused
to say where. He was arrested
drunk and when questioned concerning
the place of purchase forgot everything
except that he paid $1.50 for one
pint ot the goods. Jackson awaits the
third degree in the Buckley bar room.
Man Aged 102 Dead.
WHEELING. W. Va., Feb. 27?John
Dixon, Wheeling's oldest resident, died
this morning at the age ot 102 years.
Death was caused by paralysis, which
attacked him last week. Up until that
time he had never been seriously 111
In his life. Mr. Dixon woe born In Ireland
and had resided here since 1850.
He assisted In building the Baltimore
& Ohio line from Grafton to this city
In the early "fifties."
Virginian is the Ho
His Suit Case Bank
"D n /I a n A 4- T-? r\ n T7*ii
jjciu as vjtuci n.u
It vis a regular spring day yes
day and Nick Cravls' boarding
name being temporarily withh
did not care to go to work. He
l sadly aRllcted with what Is knowi
spring fever or hookworm. Howe
Nick's pal got $200 for Ids day olT.
got it out of Nick's suite
| Nick wanted to make nil the mo
, he could and he worked yestert
| He worked in the Grant Town m
I His pal when working was alS'
j miner. The county officers are seal
1 lng for the thief.
Nick told the officers he did
care to put his money In a bank
: he lost $500 In the Citizens Do
Savings blowup, and he took chat
on a suitcase, which he now claim
still safer than a bank, for the b
I got him for $300 more than the
Nick is assisting In the search,
reason given for withholding
pal's name is that it is absolutely
Special Session May I1
Last Long After
CHARLESTON. W. Va., Feb. 2
Members of the finance commuteboth
House of Delegates and S
Senate held meetlbgs yesterday
the purpose of considering caret
the Items appearing in the gen
appropriation bills originating In
respective houses before the reg
1917 session of the Legislature
Journey Friday night, a few ht
before the beginning of an extrnc
nary session at which nothing mate
has been accomplished.
A disposition is shown on the |
of the delegates to concede po
of merit contained In the Senate
and the Senate committee has
: rlanrari a nlmllnr ntHtuAn tnwarrl a<
; contents of the bill arising In
! House. It is the belief of those
touch with the situation that perb
1 a compromise will be effected s
i after the House reconvenes. W
there is a difference of over $600
in the total appropriations provl
i In the two bills. It Is pointed out I
if the senators agree to certain sal
reductions the House will agree
pare down some of the accounts
vided for the erection of bulldlngi
! a number of Democratic counties,
i As soon as the House goes Into
slon tonight a communication t
Adjt, Gen. Bond will be submit
This communication has already b
presented to the members of the !
ate. in part, as follows:
I "Some differences of opinion ap
i ently exist as to the approprlatl
i needed for the National Guard for
coming two years. Based on fl
expenses by the new regulations of
i War department, the following flgi
are a close estimate of what will
naortflrl for onoh of tlto floonl vf
11018 and 1919:
"Armory rents, $16,680; Btate
| for encampment, $28,000; uniform
lowance, $3,460; clerical allowa:
$9,280; salaries and allowances,
000; expenses, inspection and Inst
1 tlon, $3,000, all of which afe fixed
the regulations; care of equlpm
| $816; laundry, $1,000; miscellane<
Including telegraph, courts, boa
freight, etc., $2,500. The last tl
Items are estimated on last year's
City Hall Notes
: Maxlne, the plutocratic cougl
: machine of tho fire department,
given a little coughlgn exercise ves
' day when Speedo Howard Woodw
of the department took it out on
streets. Maxine is the ..sw si
I racer built at the fire department
Woodward who has entered the
in the annual Madison street hill cl
to be held next winter. Maxine t
like a Stutz racer and makes so
thing like 300 an hour?wheel rev
tlons, of course.
The city of Fairmont has annoi
ed its intention of turning over
Ford auto to the United States gov
ment in case of war with Qermi
This meets with the approval of
concerned excepting David Dean
owns the car. He himself wishes
government to take it so that it
i be used by our forces when they v
1 to escape from the enemy.
me Newspaper of
tj:iji-tte!' - /?>
West Virginia's Greatest Newspa
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l as ,
lie President Will Leave the
ney Matter Up to Congress
tne. For Time Being.
0 a
is is
B?J[ No Extra Session Will be
Th0 Called If It Can Be
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 27.?
Official dispatches confirming reports
of tho death of Americans on the Laconia,
torpedoed without warning, established
the case as "the overt act."
| The situation, however, was un
changed form where the President left
1 it vestordav when he asked Congress.
I for authority to deal with the submarine
peril. President Wilson and
HI | State department officials took the
I ft] , position that no further step would
IH be taken until Congress has had an
III opportunity to act on the President's
The view prevails that the sinking
of the Laconia should hasten action
Jot by Congress.
The first step of the government, it
is indicated, will be to furnish American
ships with guns and gunners for
defensive purposes and insure them
in the government war risk bureau.
On the basis of the official report
the sinking of the Laconia is regarded
" ? as another Lusitania case in principle,
a in even though fewer lives were lost.
: President Wilson, it was said to.
day, is.opposed tcj calling an extra session
of Congress unless absolutely
u"y necessary.
eral Word had heen conveyed to him that
the the Republicans may filibuster in an j
alar effort to force an extra session but he
ad- 1b hopeful that this Intention will not
>urs be carried out.
part Ten Americans Lost
biU Lives on Laconia!
3mo (By Associated Press)
ll?e LONDON, Fern. 27.?Eight Amerl
? can negroes, menioers ot me crew 01
aPs the Laconia. died of exposure accordIng
to Central news dispatch from
nlle Queenstown.
,0001 united States Counsel Frost at
ded Queenstown has telegraphed Ameriihat
can embassy hero that Mrs. Hoy and
lary her daughter, passengers on the La10
conla, died of exposure and that their
Pro" bodies were burled at sea. ConBUl
1 'n Frost's message read:
"Mrs. Mary Hoy and Miss Elizases*
beth Hoy, passengers on Laconia, died
rom from exposure. Their bodies burled
ted. at 8ea."
!,ecn As far as the embassy knows these
sen' two were the only Americans lost on
P?r" The embassy said the list of AmeriIons
gan passenger survivors is as follows:
^5 E. P. Gibbons, Chicago Tribune; Mrs.
i*?8 S, E. Harris, wile of Colonel Harris.
tae U. S. A.; A. T. Kirby, New York, and
ires Rev. Joseph Warelng, Baltimore.
be A later telegram from Consul FroBt
tars gave the total number of persons land
ed from tho Laconia as 281 out of
pay 294 on board.
al" Of the 13 lost, five wero drowned
nee, and eight died from exposure and were
85,- burled at sea.
a"1' Six persons are In hospitals at
by Queenstown, the telegram said. Their
ent, condition Is not serious.
ireexe Their Clever Scheme
Did Not Work Out
Cal Hooks, colored, and Ed Taber.
1 both of Annabelle, were before Squire
II M. R. Musgrove yesterday afternoon,
Hooks on a charge of forgery and Tallng
ber for attempting to get money on
was false pretense. It seems Taber and
iter- Hooks decided to send to Spear and
ard. Company, Pittsburgh, for a kitchen
the cabinet. They paid $4.50 down on It.
ieed j He left the state. Hooks p .Id the exby
press charges and forged Tabor's name
car; for the cabinet, securing it and saying
imb no more concerning It. As soon as
;oes the cabinet was thought to be secure'me
ly hid Taber notified the railroad comolu
pany that a cabinet had been shipped
j hjm and he had not received It, and desired
the amount of the cost of the
unc-; cabinet. The Baltimore and Ohio rallItb
road detectives and claim agents
ern- worked their rubber heels overtime
my. and landed both Taber and Hooks beall
foro the justice of the peace. Justice
who Musgrove dismissed the charges
the | against the men when they announced
can their Intent to square themselves with
viah the railroad company and with each
I other.
Fairmont Because It
4 4
G, FEBRUARY 27,1917.~
B>RAimCW7l|MI j I j 11?| 11 . FTfll
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1 \
\ ^"2.
This map shows how Bapaume, w
Bic fortress. Is threatened by the B
greatest single day's gain since "sta
shows the old battle line in ttiis part o
July, after the first Somme rush; lln
dash, and line (4) inclosing the shad
trlct evacuated by the Germans in o
Stockholders Held Meeting
at Temporary Quarters
A board of directors was named at
a meeting of the stockholders of
Cook hospital held yesterday afternoon
at the temporary hospital quarters.
The board named Is as follows:
J. M. Hartley, R. M. Hlte, Carl Rlggs,
Frank B. Pryor, z. F. Davis, Simon
D. Goodman, J. C. Miller, E. B.
Moore, W. A. Hustead, J. F. Shafferman,
J. M. Jacobs, Frank C. Havmond,
W. J. Wtegel, R. A Watts, H.
J. Ross, O. S. McKlnney, A. Brooks
Fleming, Jr., and Rev. H. G. Stoetzer.
The board of directors organized
by naming the following officers:
I resident, J. M. Hartley; first vice
president, J. M. Jacobs; second rice
president, R. M. Hlte; treasurer, Z.
F. Davis; secretary, M. R. Frantz.
The members present Inspected
the repairs now being made to the
hospital made necessary by the fire
which damaged the building recently.
The work is progressing slowiy at
this time, owing to the fact that the
work is somewhat retarded by the
failure of the Otis Elevator company,
of Pittsburgh, to complete the work
on the elevator which was put out of
commission by the fire.
Sister of Mrs. Wilson
Dies After Operation
ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 27?Mrs. Matthew
Maury, sister of Mrs. Woodrow
Wilson, died hore yesterday aftornoon
after an operation for peritonitis.
TAT TT7T? r*r\T T\
11V 1 llllf KjKJLJU
Subscriptions Are The Thing
Have Found Oi
Owing to so many new nomlnat
thousands of votes for the dlffere
It has been n physical imposilblllt
In time for this Issue of The West
will appear in tomorrow's paper, sho
ter tomorrow, the corrected list wil
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
To the careful observation of the
people who have been watching lbs
Great Golden Festival of The West
Virginia increase in magnitude from
day to day the list shows many surprising
things. In the first place it
shows that the entire public not only
in the city of Fairmont, but all over
the country is interested In this Great
Festival of Golden Awards. It shows
that the friends of the different contestants
are working Just as earnestly
for the success of their friendB as are
the candidates themselves.
As the Golden Festival increases
from day to day these friends will no
Contains Matter foi
^ ^ Wednei
i^BAPAUKEi . _
iiw |
3 I
\ combdSI
\ ( s
hlch Germany baa made a great stratrltish
advance along the Ancre?the ,
tionary fighting" began. The line (1) .
f France; line (2), the battle line last J"
e (3), the line before the Bapaume
ed territory, the boundary of the dls- dl
ne dav.
No Indication Yet Where J'j
Retreating Germans *
Will Stand. _ s
In the field of submarine activity
Berlin further announces the sinking (|
of the British transport steamer, A 19. oi
No Indications of the tonnage of the
vessel or loss of life, If any, is given.
Military operations of high impor- ,,
tance are in progress on the Somme 4
front in northern Prance where the F
British continue to push forward after 1"
the retiring Germans. p
General Halg's outposts at last ac- re
counts were but three miles from the fc!
German stronghold of Bapaume and
were is appareiiuj yei no inuicauon 11
as to how far the Germans Intend to ?
retreat before taking up their new P
line of defense. c'
Elsewhere except on the Tigris A
where the British ere pushing the
Turks west after capturing Kut-elAmara
military activities do not ap- r
pear to have been of major Importance I
Co-Eds on War Bails.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va.. Feb. 27?
The co-eds of Marshall College have
been placed on a war footing. Fortyone
of them organized a Red Cross
Society and declared their readiness
to serve Uncle Sam. They have begun
to learn to make surgical dress- (
Ings, apply first aid remedies in emergencies
and to care' for the sick and
wounded. Miss Marguerite Sloan was
elected president; Miss Pearl Chamber,
vice president; Miss Sybil Mossman,
secretary and Miss Cella Bush,
. t<
rs That Count the Candidates p
it and They Are oi
' ol
ion* being received and ao many ll
nt member* of the Golden Featlval ?!
y to get a revised Hat of votes ready c(
Virginian. However, a corrected list
wing corrections up to tonight. AfII
appear three times each week, on {?
doubt become discouraged and swing u
their support to the more active can- ?
didates. if the nominees themselves ^
do not attempt to lend a hand at vote
getting in their own behalf. Another
thing that impresses one upon a close
study of the list is the fact that the H
candidates who work seadlly from day ?1
to day are the candidates who are c<
forging ahead. There are candidates P'
who. work spasmodically. They will h;
go out one day and secure a great m
many votes. Success seems so easy m
to them that they are content to rest N
upon their supposed laurels, thinking V
(Continued on Pace Six.) &
' Every Member of ti
. y. vy
cloudy and colder tonight
iday cloudy.
Fiimim 1
kmocrats Join Republican
Opposition in Senate
Foreign Committee.
Jo Formal Action Yet Taken
at Either End of
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.?While
stalls of the death of tea American*
1 the unwarned destruction of the
aconia began coming in today, the
^position In Congress to giving Present
Wilson broad authority to deal
1th the sumarlne menace began takig
definite form and showed consld
rable strength.
At the White house it waa mad*
nown authoratively that the deduction
of the Laconia was a clear
it ana rutmess violation 01 Amenin
rights and life; a demonstration
C what might be expected In the fulro
ot sufficient force to hurry Conress
into clothing the President
1th full authority to meet the peril.
Nevertheless the House foreign aflirs
committee debating the Flood
ill which has the backing of the
resident, decided the broad powers
> be conferred by the use of the
hrase "other instrumentalities"
iiould be modified, and that the
resident should be limited to using
le "naval froces of iho United
tate3, including the naval militia."
'In the Senate foreign relations m '
ommittee Republicans voted solidly
gainst giving the President blanket *
uthority, and it was reported that
ley drew support from'three Demorats,
Senators Stone, Hitchcock and
No formal action was taken In elthi
commiiiee, and while tho House
imtmltee was in adjournment until
o'clock this afternoon Chairman .
lood took to the White houae proosed
amendments including one to
rohibit arming of ships carrying
tunitions or contraband and the.oth*
r to ilralt the President's authority.
Administration officials considered
le attitude of Congress In the face
r the Laconla case o f-ufficlent imortance
to discuss sen^'.tg an offiial
report on the killing of the
merlcans to Congress in some off:ial
;as just as hot i
with gasoline out
Jovernment Tests Show just
How Good Local Sup- gB
ply Is.
After mouths of operation, governlent
teats have established the fact .-Sj
lat the gas used In the City of Fairlont
loses nothing, or practically
othing, as a result of having had
le gasoline extracted from it at the
Lation of the Gas company on Dunard
Mill run.
Measured with Junker galorioe- ---ii
irs, which are 99H% aoeurate,
sts made by the Bureau of Mines,
rivate gas companies and experiental
stations In the southern part
r the state, showed a decrease of
it one-third of one per cent In ths "
sating value of the gas after It had
sen -sent through a gasoline station,
ests of gas made In the northern part
: the state by the same reputable
ithorltles, resulted in the -same reirns
being arrived at The testa. Is
ich case were based on runs of a
eek and were taken under uniform
Since tho start of the gasoline
ant, the gas from the Fairmont;^'
alns has been subjected to a gar-. .
rnment test and is found to contain
187 B. T. D's. or British thermal
alts. This heating value la far In
ccess of that found In the gaa In the
ajorlty of nearby cities.
HUNTINGTON. W. Va? Feb. 27/[arvey
T. Terry, confessed triple
ayer, pleaded guilty In criminal J
>urt and was sentenced to lite lmrisonment
In tbe state penitentiary
y Judge J. W. Taylor. Terry had ad- Itted
shooting to death with an autolatlc
pistol on January 20 his wife,
Irs. Lillian Terry; her mother, Mrs. T
ictorla Black, and his wife's cousin,
Irs. Lulu Spurloclc.
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