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I I s?B;4,472 W^RfW.' fWfJItliatt '^JBHRRa A Quality Nawapartar for tho Homa I "^r *B<I w,rnl*r" |^Y . ....>.. ' Northern West Virginia's Greatest Newspaper II -1 '^SSSSISZZniJlJllJ^,* * --- ?? ,, i. .. ..I- . i i ii , . i "Z^ZZI?ZI!I!ZMS533i3?fl | ESTABLISHED 1868. today's news tooay FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA. TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1917. member associated press. PRICE THREE CENTS BREAK Search Fo BUSINESS HI'S ASSO. COHIIIEES mm III*. IllllllkU IUUIII ?' President Clelland Apportions the Work Among the Members. HELD NO MEETING TODAY Work Was All Disposed of | Last Thursday Evening. K ? . Because most ot the business which \ was to have come before the monthly <Mlrectors' meeting of the Business McuVu Association this afternoon, was tak?"-^up and disposed of at the meet E v^ui i uurbuuy nignt, 11 naa Deeu :'P!led that no meeting today Is necIhry. Some matters to be brought the attention of the directors may : taken up at a special meeting to be lied probably In the next ten days, 1 may rest until the next regular oeting on April 3. Selection of the committees which. Ill serve through the coming year ere completed this morning by Preslrat of the Association Clellaud and e as follows: Membership?E. C. Jones, chairman; t. Lydic, Geo. H. Brobst, Dr. H. W. smett, W. H. Randolph, Ray Harden, W. Coogle, W. A. Wledebuscb, has. Orottendlck, C. Roy Manley, lydo Morris. VV. H. Rousb, H. W. mouse, H. J. Ross, Leslie Hall, Glenn ood. Chas. I. Ice, Earl Smith, W. J. Kegel, 8am B. Iseman. A. M. Knight, erbert C, f]ctty, F. K Lowe, Arnold .Mason, Frank Ewlng Rniineu fltirf HnllopHnna H T Uorl fley, chairman; 0. L. Clayton, Sr., M. B. Cobun, W. T. Black, J. L. Hall, Carl Hamilton, jr. H. it. Johnson, Jno. M. Klsner, W. A. Lawler, Dr. C. H. Layman, R. A. Sliurtlefi, J. R. Smouse, C. G. Wrick, Bruce Morgan. Chas. E. Mumford, D. M. Osgood, J. O. Prickett, W. C. Layman, C. C. Robb, J. A. Anwyll, W. L. Satterfteld, A. B. Scott, 11. > Ernest Hawkins, J. H. Snider, C. E. Meredith. Legislation ? Arch Fleming, chalrV man; Dr. W. J. Boydston, T. M. Courtj ney, D. O. Hanes, J. C. Hall, J. H. Mc L. Closkey, J. S. Pople, F. J. Smith, John RL T. Hyland. I- Entertainment ? Chas. G. Hood, chairman; Max Bear, W. T. Billingsley, Dr. G. H. Brownfield, Win. Hartley, O. M. Doollttle, N. J. Comuntzls, R. M. Flaherty, L. D. Snider, S. G. Kline, P. P. Lipson, Guy McDougal, T. J. Brennen, T. A. Farley, Walter Martin, Dr. H. L. Satterfield, M. R. Franz, H. P. Robinson, E. R. Horner, L. D. Hoult, W. E. Johnston, S. M. Kisner. R. E. McCray, Elza Morris, Harry Williamson (honorary). Arbitration?J. E. Anderson, chairman; J. D. Connors, James B. Shumaker, C. S. Rlggs, R. S. Springer, RichBar'isrd Gilkeson, A. P. Jones, E. M. Tay Iior, oiuuuu u. uwuuiiu. Advertising ? C. H. Rlggle, chairman; E. F. Holbert, W. H. Speddon, Will Martin, Hugh F. Smith, J. H. Rownd, Bert S. Leopold. Trade Extension ? J. M. Jacobs, chairman; S. B. Brooks, Walter Corbln, W. R. Crane. Frank Dlckerson, Fred Dietrich, F. M. Fleming, A. Harrison, W. H. Bllllngsley, Boyd Anderson, Lloyd E. Sample, A. E. Jackson, D. P. Kennedy, A. Luthy, Thos. McCray, Homer Hall. Alex. Rtheldaffer, Harry Flowers, Frank Crawford, Sam R; Nuzum. Geo. H. Shomaker. Flaherty Looking After Coal Cars William F. Flaherty in charge of .Clarksburg end of the Aractlon company Is In Chicago attending to details In connection with the order placed recently with the Pullman company for three hundred steel coal cars. During Mr. Flaherty s absenco, . which will probably be for several p weelts, Commodore Bowman will give nearly all bis attention to the Clarks" burg end. Mr. Bowman haB beon very H ill for the past two weeks and Is just : now getting back on the job. Storm Cause* Death. ^/WHEELING, W. Va? MaTch 6?One death and much suffering resulted from the worst snow storm this distrlct b|&s experienced. Patrick Lynch iged 32, of East Wheeling, fighting his HJjfafcy home through huge drifts colHFlapsed and was dead from exposure ' when found. Joseph Farrell. a local resident. Is In a hospital suffering from fc* exposure due to his difficulties with ; enow drifts. The country districts hereabouts are cut off from the city and street car traffic is at a standstill. iwin r Way to A iiliW; FOR ROAD ON RIVER i Engineers Want to Save New Highway From Sliding Into Stream. Two prospective routes for the new ] Paw Paw district hard surface road in the section along the river between Dakota and Rivesville are being surveyed by the county engineers and surveyors. One of the roads is below the railroad tracks and near the present road and the other is between the railroad and the street car track and much further f.-om the river. In the last ten years this section of road has been a vary great problem to the county since the banks of the , river are constantly washing away and J road after road has been built only to do in a row years Inundated. In the light of this past experience it Is felt Impracticable to build the new hard surface road where there Is a possibility that In futur eyears It may be part of the river bed. Estimates for the building of the various roads in the district which are to be Improved, are being prepared by the engineers so that as soon as pos slble bids (or the construction of the roads may be asked (or and let. LILLY TO ACT FOR STATE INDEBT CASE Was Designated by Governor Cornwell Because of England's Illness. CHARLESTON. W. Va.. March 6? Because Attorney General E. T. England who assumed office yesterday is ill and cannot devote his attention at this time to the more'Important mnt-j ters of his official position. Governor. Cornwell lato last night designated the i retiring Attorney General A. A. Lilly to appear as counsel In the Virginia debt case before the Supreme Court, of the United States. General Lilly! left last night for AVashington. ! After making the selection, the Gov-1 ernor said that in view of General Lilly's past connection with the case, he regarded it as iidvlsnhle to him, and has telegraphed all members i of the debt commission as follows: I "I am of the opinion that General Lilly should sign the return In mandamus and appear as one of the counsol In the debt case Tuesday. Will you approve that? Please advise me by wire." Judge John W. Mason of Fairmont replied his approval. Bad wire connections are believed to have prevented the arrival of other similar messag- j' es of approval. IMPORTANT TRIAL BEGINS LONDON, March 6?The trial of four persons charged with conspiring to murder Premier Lloyd George and Arthur Henderson labor member of the War council, began today at old . Bailey. OFFERS U. S. GUN SHE DEVELOPED! 1 JHBBA I - jHHH ^^^hBbBI $fa?j^^w^5SS&^S?o5 i Tlrj -VtKr^n M.Jknton 1 Mrs. Stanton of Hot Springs. Ark., I has offered the United States governfment, a powderless gun, based on the ! principle of a slingshot, for whose development she spent a fortune. Sho Is the millionaire widow of Frank StanI ton, whoso $30,000,000 estate she InI herlted. Mrs. tanton says tho gun Is so easy to operate it does not need I on ovnoplatinoil mitinar * . ,, West Virginian is F IflUSl rm Ameru nuiai1 1H AS SENATE CHANGES RULES' Vlay Not Occur Before July 1 if That Action is I Not Taken. Jj mm /lci of 1819 i o President Wilson Anxious to \ Be Sure of Ground [ When He Acts. j (By Associated Press) i WASHINGTON, D. C., March 6? I President Wilson, it was stated author- J tatively today, will do everything possible to find a way to arm American ships and protect them in other ways 'rom submarine danger In spite of the 'allure of the Senate to pass the hill ;lvtng him specific power. A final decision on whether the Pres-1 ? dent can legally arm the ship3 wlth-| >ut specific authorization Is oxpectsd shortly. The opinion expressed during the Senato debate on the bill that wlthsut action by Congress the President las no right to arm American mer- . jhantmen, was taken into careful con-1 slderatlon and the President will not [ * set until he is certain. | s In deciding on the legal status of the j tl luestlon It was learned that the Prosl-1 c lent and his advisers are considering | d he intent of the old statute passed In ' r L819 which was cited in the 'Senate as t] irohlbltlng the arming of merchant- o nen for action against armed public o vessels of nations In amity with the 11 United States. a An extra session of Congress before 11 ruly 1 to pass appropriation measures f for no other purpose seemed today h ;o he certain. t It the Senate amends ItB ruie so i h prompt action can bo taken on an li irmed neutrality bill an extra session H )f Congress may be expected within p the next two or three weeks. c DEBfCAsTBEFBRE ' THE SUPREME COURTI e a West Virginia Asks That the Mandamus Be Dismissed. 0 t (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C.. March C.? ? West Virginia today asked th; Su t premc Court to dismiss the mandamus proceedings begun February 1 by Virginia to enforce the collection of the letter's judgment for about $14,300,000 in the old Virginia-West Vir- I glnlu Civil war debt case. Tho legal 0 questions will be orally argued. ^ I s Broaddus Graduates ? Here Will Organize j A meeting of all former students of Broaddus Institute will be held this svenlng at 7:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Harry P Robinson on Columbia street. The purpose of this meeting Is to perfect an organization to be known as the Marin county Broaddus r club. Officers will be elected and J: plans mode for a banquet to be held later in the spring. All former stu- ? dents of Broaddus are urged to at- J tend this meeting tonight. ' NEW MAJOR GENERAL. [ WARIIIVfiTOK n n Moral, r. - President Wilson today nominated Hunter Liggett now a brigadier general In the army as major general to t take the place made vacant by the recent death of Major General Freder- t Ick Funston. Col. Francis J. Kernan, t of the Twenty-eighth infantry, was ad- t vancod to the grade of brigadier gen- , eral. 8 ?- 0 Many Elks May Enlist, CHARLESTON. W. Va? March 6? Charleston Lodge No. 202 B. P. O. E. c will organize one machine gun and 1 one infantry company for service In c the United States army should the e country become Involved In war. A res- o olulion providing for the organization of the two companies was unanimous- s ly adopted at a meeting of the lodge, c 'fanned and Made L : " . .'V [RIAJ can Ships ARMINGTON RIOT LEADER PARDONED Cli Dumavich Returned to His Home in This County Yesterday. Ell Dumavich, who In February, 1915, ,-as a member of the Farmlngton trike mob which killed Constable Wlllam Ross Riggs. nearly killed Deputy 'om Buckley and other officers, ana rtio for that crime was given a life orm in the penitentiary, *fas pardond last week by Governor Hatfield and esterday returned- to his home In 'armlngton. Dumavich was the leader of the gang f foreigners which killed the constale. There is no intimation that oth-, rs of the gang ylio took part In the! lot, and who were also sentenced to tie penitentiary, will he pardoned, lumavlch had served Ibbs than two ears of his term. mtu pmut linn in illi bfln i nur in LOAN SHARK FIGHT Vill Be Necessary to Get Special Legislation From Charleston. Tlie recommendation mado by the linlaterial Union to Mayor Bowen esterday afternoon that some action hould be taken toward city cooperaiou with the union and several other lvlc organizations in a movement to rive loan sharks out of Falitnont was oferred to City Clerk Albe,rt Kerns his morning. The recommendation f the ministers was that a new city rdlnance be drafted which would 11m. the actvltles of the money brokers nd provide a revoking clause to their Icenscs. Such action on the part of the cityj i impossible however, even though1 heir hearty support is with these j lading the fight. Money brokers are! [censed under slate licenses which1 Icenso s ssued for revenue only and i rovdes no regulatory features. The ity has nothing to do with revoking f such licenses and can not refuse o grant one. ? ? ) FOOD PRICES FALLING TiTTTdnTTii nrv -s ? v- /? m n i u iODuivuri, murcn o.?r unner ecllne was expected today In the poato market following a drop of 25 ents a bushel here yesterday. Sales s lo was $2.50 a bushel were reportid. Onions ewre also offered at $7 nd $8 a hundred pound pack. Two veelts ago they sold as high at $14. SENATE IN SESSION WASHINGTON. March fi.?The Senile of the Sixty-fifth Congress held oday the first business meeting of the special session called primarily to lass on 1400 presidential appointments rith indications of a determined fight o change the rules to limit debate. HORNE LOSES SUIT WASHINGTON, March 6.?Werner lorne the German reservist lieutenine. who dynamited tho International iridge near Vanceboro. Maine, in .915 today lost his habeas corpus uit In the Supremo court in which he ought to avoid being tried at Boston or alleged transportation of explosives n a passenger train. City Hall Notes In a contest at the fire department his morning open to lull comers, in he intricate game of chess Dr. C. S. rhomaB won the prize, winning 12 out if 18 games played. Dr. Tbomaa and Tre Chief Okey Watkins were tied or the prize until all but these two were eliminated. The doctor won our games played with Chief Wat:1ns. The prize offered was a set of learl chessmen and a teakwood board B H. Davis of New York, consultng engineer in concrete for the Sanlerson and Porter company of that cl y is in me city today ana nas suDmited several beautiful photographs of he bridges he has designed. The work rould show up well for Fairmont, hould thut style be accepted by the Bard of Affairs. Slumgulllon. that famous old, brand if fodder furnished at the city Jail ins never yet been affected by the high ost of eating. The price has remaind the same, the brand of food put iut has remained the same, a mess of the slum consisting of some beef tew, properly chtlld and carfully dieted for conumptlon. tach Day According HAY C What Shall Tom Du IK/ EaHMaH < 0 Of course you know Tom Duff, the comic Btrip "Doini;s of the Duffs." appi Anil of course you know Tom is tl Tom is in the market for suggest! What do you suggest? Send your sugg mcnt. The West Virginian. After the suggestions are conslde and the name will be revealed in the ] glnian Monday, March 19. ImFIM SABAS IS KILLED; Believed That the Dead Foreigner Had No Relatives in America. Efforts to locate the relatives of Louis Sabas, the foreigner who was killed at the Baltimore and Ohio passenger* station Saturday night, have been futile. Sabas last worked at Wendel and resided at Flemington but officials at the Wendel mine state that it has been two weeks since he i worked there and that he drew all i his monoy, and. as far as is known, ] he has no relatives In this country, i Railroad of(clals here deny the story told the coroner, that Sabas was struck as he alighted from a passenger train while a freight train was pas&iug ijutwbeu inc passenger una ; the station. They claim Sabas returneel to this city from Point Marion on the Monongahela railroad and it was after having waited in tho uBltlmore and Ohio waiting room hero for a while that he wandered onto tho tracks and was run down. The buuy is -t.U at the Musgrave morgue, whence it will bo buried it no word is heard from friendB or relatives. SEVEN BURN TO DEATH VANCOVER, B. "C.. March G?Seven persons were burned to death today when the Coquahalla hotel at Hopo, B. C., was destroyed by fire. SURVIVOR OF THE LACONIA SINKING ' -v. MIbs barker is one in the survivors of the Laconla disaster. She is an actress with the Gaiety theatre In London. r to a Fixed Standa OME 1 ff Name His Baby? funny little follow In the famous laring dally in the West Virginian, le proud father of a baby boy. ons for a name for the little shaver, estlon to the Editor, Comic Departred, the baby will be given a name Duff strip appearing in The West Viro P AonnniATinii a. a. HdauuiHiiUN OFFICERS NAMED Miss Martha Graham of State Secretary's Office Was Here A meeting of the officers and executive committee of the Marlon County Sunday School association was held last evening In the offices of the president of the association, Levi B. Harr. Miss Marthg Grahm, of Wheeling, in attache of the State secretary's office at Clarksburg, was present at the meeting and aided In the ra-organlzation of the association. New officers were named as follows: H. B. Barbe, of Mannlngton, secretary of the Marlon County organization; Miss Blake Neeley, of Fairmont, assistant secretary; E. J. Thomas, of Fairmont, treasurer; Miss Anna B. Kuhn, superintendent Home department; J. M. Altman, president of Fairmont district; Mr. Kuntz, of Fairview, president Paw Paw district; W. G. Cunningham, superintendent of organized registered classes. The county Is now thoroughly organized with the election of these new officers and more effective work will result from the reorganization. A meeting of the organization will be called within the next two weeks when dates will be set and plans made for district conventions to be held In the various districts of the county. The meeting last night was an enthusiastic one and was well attended. Big Coal Land Deal. rHinr.F.nfl! Pn. March ft?The sain of 117 acres of coal land noar Dunley has been made by the Mellon Interests of Pittsburgh to the Vesta Coal Company, a subsidiary of the Tones & Laughltn Steel company, and the tract will be Immediately developed through the old Vesta No. 1 opening. Close of $20,000 wlas paid for the tract, according to reports. personal8. J. B. Canning Is spending several lays In Baltimore. T. S. Hardesty, of Mannlngton, was a business visitor today. FmsTPdsrfi FESTIVAL i Both Candidates Receive Hit Position?Many Other C; Records, Second H Published' The first day of Honor Roll In The West Virginian's Great Golden Festival came to a close last night at eight o'clock In the evening. Yesterday was a day of excitement all over the territory covered by the Great Golden Festival. The importance of the Honor Roll was felt by the majority of the candidates and each tried to se cure me uroi puoiuun. a ue irieuus of many were busy helping booat their ravorltes. Altogether, It was a great day. After the closing hour, and the re(Continued on Page Nine.) : i? rd. It Never Disapp rODAY neutrals travelat own risk ??? m That is Gist of the 1 Austrian Reply :|| on Submarine s Warfare IS NO! ACCEPTABLE 5 Government at Washington Does Not Agree at any Point of Argument. (By Associated Press) LONDON, March 6.?The America* ambassador at Vienna has been hand, ed the reply of the Austrian government to the American note Inquiring as to the position of the Austrian government In regard to unrestricted submarine warfare, according to a Vienna dispatch to Reuter. The reply declares that neutrala are responsible for losses they suffer by entering territory where warlike operations nre taking place. The American note, which was dls- _ patchod to Vienna on February 18, ask- fl ed specifically whether Austrian as- * suranccs given following the sinking of the Ancona and Persia had been nullified. Tho reply says: "That whatever attitude the Washington cabinet may take as to individual questions raised here the AustroHungurlan government Is essentially in accord with the American government In regard to the protection of neutrals against endangering their lives." The memorandum then maintain* that "neutrals subjects have to bear themselves all losses they suffer by entering territory where warlike operations are taking place." After a lengthy discussion of the British blockade which it declares is illegal the memorandum continue*: "The principal that neutrals should enjoy in war times the advantage* of the freedom of the seas refers only to neutral vessels and not to neutral persons aboard enemy vessels." The reply further contends that belligerents are entitled to decide for themselves what measures should be taken against an enemy In sea traffic and concludes: "In such cases neutrals have no legitimate interest and therefore no other legal claims than that a belligerent informed them in time of a prohibition directed to an enemy so that they can avoid enthustlng their lives and goods to enemy vessels." The Austrian memorandum referring to the note on the Ancona case (Continued on page 10) FUNERAL OF MR8 TAYLOR SMITH The body of Mrs. Taylor Smith whose death occurred at her home on Virginia avenue and Sixth street yesterday morning, was this morning taken to her former home at Rochester, Pa., where Interment will be mads. A short funeral service was held last evening at 8:30 o'clock at the residence conducted by Rev. W. J, Eddy of the Baptist church. 'ON TIE IN ::fi HONOR ROLL J pier's Chocolates and Coveted innifl&lcs snow winning onor Roll Winner HONOR ROLL Largest Dally Cash Report Two pound box of Hurler's Chocolates, sold by the Mountain City Drug Store, given to eaah Honor Roll Candidate daily. __' "LI Miss Beryle Baker, Mannlngton Miss Fannie Funt, Fairmont, Tie for Monday ' ' ,?v;