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A Quality Newipapar for the Home ^ nlBht; Saturday rain and warmer.
emu? play !
kg gui 11
strike sim!
Brotherhoods Leaders Ad- tr
mit That Some Will Not ?
Obey Orders h<
Reported Men on that Sys- ^
tern Say Strike Illegally ?{
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and re
the leaders expected at least one In H
twelve to refuse. at
Wi "Don't forgot history says our Sav- tli
. lour found one Judas among the 12. st
, l.aseletced," said Mr. Lee. "We there- lu
-fore do not hope to beat his record and pi
j we look/for at least one In twelve. The o'
# only way to determine whether our D
If men are in earnest Is to count noses sc
^Tlunday and there after. Don't forgot In
that we left the entire matter to President
Wilson last August and agreed V
to abide by his proposals then. The P1
'J<, fnfnuorl tn apt tin tho mifiS- 81
JKMIlvaUO iVkUuv.. ?- -.-v.
tlon. 1 have since publicly proposed! fo
to leave the entire controversy to Pres-j g<
ldent Wilson to say personally wheth- ti
er we should have the eight-hour day m
in tho freight and yard service without,
the rejection of the present daily ri
rate. The railroads seemingly prefer a
a strike rather than to abldo by Pres- to
ldent Wilson's suggested method of ly
settlement. Who is disloyal to the ri
lr government?" e<
Reported Here P. R. R.?
Men Won't Strike
On the evh of the day on which the w
freight trainraon and englnemen of the sc
honor roll
As the closing days of the Honor tr|
Roll approach, the race Is becoming | j
M more and more exciting. Closer and
closer run tbe leaders, tor everyone
Hof the candidates begin to realize the
real importance of the Honor Roll,
Hnow that the second week, and the
last one le fast drawing to a close.
Mies Marie Dexter and Mies Baryta
B Baker, of Mannlngton, tied for the
Honor Roll position yesterday. Each
will receive the .two-pound hox of
Honor Roll chocolates. The race for
Wednesday wag the hardest fought
one of the whole contest thus far.
Band the victory was not won until
late last evening.
Miss Olive Morgan of Rt No. 3,
Fairmont, was a very close second.
BiThird position went to Miss Char^Banna
Davis of this city. Fourth pobI tlon
went to Mrs. Jeanette Ford of
this city. Fifth position to Mrs. Fred
^fcttman of K. R. 1. Worthlngton. The
jjiewlng candidates were prominent
^^the day's record In order mentionKd:
Miss Gladys Myers, of Cassvllle;
Mrs. Virgil Morris, of Baxter; Mr.
lames Henderson, of Rt. 3, Jackson
^hddltion; Mrs. Sue Satterfield, of this
(Continued on Page 7) J_
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fHy Associated Press) itt
WASHINGTON, I). t'? March 16.? g
President Wilson la expected to make !
his first move to prevent the threaten-: ?
ed railroad strike after today*B cabi-1 f
not meeting. '
The President had cancelled a regular
cabinet meeting when ho got reports
from the conference In New1II
York and then he suddenly summoned N
the members for this afternoon. I U
A general impression prevails In of-1
flcial circles ibaL the President before
going further will appeal to both railroads
and men not to plunge the country
Into a rallruud strike at this critical
juncture of international affairs.
. .Further than that the President's
purposes have not been openly Uis- y
. closed.
NEW YORK, March 16.?Both sides
In the threatened railroad strike controversy
expressed tliefr willingness
i today to hold further joint conferences
>1 although the situation this morning
was devoid of any suggestion that a
~ compromise would be reached- whicu tc
would aljer the atp)lie situation. ct
Indications were that both the rail- k
road managers and the Brotherhood
- chiefs were marking time pending any M
possible action by president Wilson rt
asiPwfth 'Stfdin group pr'Spared to re- lu
spond to overtures from the other side. ni
" Reports from Kansas City and other
a points In the west that some of the sc
' employees were unwilling to obey the
* strike call were met by the statement hi
- from W. Q. Lee, president of the th
uiant care ror me rice but today
co served with chocolute sauce prov1
an attractive and popular dish,
read and butter and bread with peait
butter were the other dishes sorvI
Mrs. Fred Helmlck is chairman of
Penny Lunch" committee. Details
ilatlve to the preparation and servig
of the lunch will be carefully
orked out at a meeting to be held
and candy
Laraeat Dailv Cash P?nnrt
Two "pound box of Huylar'a
Chocolates sold by the Mountain
City Drug Store, given to each
Honor noil Candidate daily.
Miss Beryle Baker, Manmngton.
Miss Fsnnle Funt. Fairmont.
Tie for Monday
Milt Irene Stialght, Riveiville.
Mri. Jeannette Ford. Fairmont
Miss Msrle Dexter, Fairmont
Miss Mary Murphy, Fall-view.
Mrs. I. N. Longatreth, Mannington.
Miss Olive Morgan, R. F. D. 3.
Miss Edna Warder, Fairmont.
Miss Nellie Eckles, Fairmont.
Miss Marie Dexter, Fairmont.
Miss Beryl Baker, Mannington.
Tie for Wednesday
ttle Has Been Prii
ilttmore and Ohio railroad are to be
.lied out, President Daniel Willard
is ?ent broadcast over his lines clrilators
explaining in derail the argu-;
ents the railroads put torch in their1
uenee of the striae. With the men
ho run into and out of Fairmont and '
e yard men ready to striae, and with
e prospect that this strike will cut
f 65 carloads of freight shipments
om Fairmont dally the matter is belining
to lake on a serious aspect for
ilrmont citizens.
With these 65 carB cut off, the groiry
stores, meat markets, feed and'
aln stores and wholesale houses will |
ive to close. Restaurants will be XIcted
early and no trains will handle
eight except the Monongahela railay
and that company can only run
om Brownsville, >1,, to tdis city.
Trainmen and raUroad employees
ire woo are able to see me situation
little beyonu tomorrow have started I
ymg in supplies They have stocked j
i iheir kitchens, cellars and homes;
ith canned goons. The demand on j
e grocers and the wholesale houses
ire are already being teit, accoruing
the dealers.
There is no particular enthusiasm1
r the strike here ana a disquieting
imor is going the rounds that tne men
the Pennsylvania and Western
aryland roads have decided that they
ill not go out because the vole taken
Bt summer Is not now in effect and
at therefore there is no sanction for
strike at this time. When this tent
struck Grafton where the nearest
altlmore and Ohio headquarters is,
cateil it created a sensation and clrts
were at once made to ascertain
iw true It is.
Roman's Club Department,
Msltnc Prflcfiral P.vnari.
ment at Miller School.
The Fairmont Woman's club always
i the front in an effort tp promote
illd welfare has Inamrttrgtedwhat Is
town as "the penny lunch" in the
lller school anil Judging from the patmage
already received the penny
nch is a fixture there and In the
lar future will be extended to all
hool buildings.
The mattor of the penny lunch had
sen agitated among the members of
le Homo Economics de partinent of
le Woman's club of which Mrs. P. M.
oge is the chairman, for some time
id It was decided to give it n prac;al
test. Yesterday 150 children were
irved with a substantial nourichlng
nch and today 250 lunches were pre
ired. The lunch is served at 10:30
clock and the serving is done in the
omestic Science department of this
hool which is well equipped for servg.
Fairmont is the first town in West
Irginia to try out this "penny lunch"
an and If the experiments seem to be
iccessful the plans will be laid bore
the spring meeting of the Mononihela
Valley Round Table associaon
and from this meeting the idea
ay spread to athcr localities.
Yosterday the lunch consisted of
ce with butter and egg dressing and
cup of milk. A penny was charged
r each dish. The children apparent
j in sn
e nicho
Defense Council
May Take Hold
In Strike Mattet
(By Associated Press)
16.?The CouncH of National Defense,
Including several cabinet
members at a meeting here today
took up the threatened nation-wide
railroad strike and It was Indicated
that some action looking to a
prevention of the strike might be
Five New Felony and Nin<
1 ?>
i>ew iYiiaemeanors Kcturned
The work of the March terra of th(
Grand Jury was brought to a clos(
yesterday afternoon when five addl
tlonal felony and nine mlsdemeauoi
Indictments wero returned as true
bills. At three o'clock this afternoor
several of those persons who wer<
indicted will be brought before Judge
Haymond to plead to the indictments
Stevo Stropone, Indicted for a cut
ting scrape, pleaded guilty to his in
dictmont yesterday and was sentenc
ed by Judge Haymond to one yeai
in the penitentiary at Moundsvllle
Attorney Sturm, representing Ralpl
Masters and Cecil HawkinB, statoe
that Attorney Watte Conaway wishet
to be In the court when those two boyt
were arraigned, so their appearand
w*? set tor three o'clock this after
noott. "Antonio Spardone, Indicted foi
shooting. will also plead to his Indict
ment this afternoon.
The case of Rohart Brown, -,-wai
sot for trlfcl March 21. After a motloi
to quash the indictment, made by bii
attorney was overruled.
The case of Willie N'oates, who i:
accused of trying to kill George Wash
lngton, was set for trial March 22, mo
tlons of Attorneys Conley and Mor
rls for a quashing of the lndictmen
being overruled. Earnest Christian
on a robbery charge will he trlei
March 20. Jess Baylock, also on a rob
bery charge will be triad the Bairn
day. Floyd Anderson, alias "Gyp th<
Blood" will also be tried that day oi
the same charge.
The petit Jury will report for dutt
Monday and from time the attentioi
or the Circuit court Is expected t<
occupied constantly till the close o
the term. Several cases held ove
from the last term will he taken ? i
at the start and will require seve.a
days for dlstpatching.
t The following additional Indict
ments were returned by the Gran'
Jury yesterday afternoon at the fin
1 laklnw tlie'
Less 0. Race, Indicted in connectloi
with the failure of the Citizens Dol
lar Savings Bank.
Roy L. Molten, indicted for stcalini
goods to the aggregate value of $25.05
the property of L. B. Brown.
Steve Tenovich, indicted for steal
Ing brass valves, the property of tin
Monongahela Valley Traction com
Peto Petroff. indicted for steallni
brass valves, tho property of tho Mo
nongaheia Valley Traction company
Jack Morris, indicted for stcalini
brass valves, the property of the Mo
! nongaheia Valley Traction company
B. Frank Efaw. indicted for illega
cohabitation with Daisy IJlodgett.
Daisy Biogett, Indicted for illega
cohabitation with B. Frank Eraw.
William Hyde, indicted for selllni
Homer Keys, indicted tor selling ab
upo Mazon, inaicieu ror illegal ca
habitation with Daily Blogett.
Daisy Blodgett, Indicted tor lllega
cohabitation with Obey Mason.
Daniel Masters, Indicted for carry
lng a revolver.
Samuel H. Canton, indlctod for glv
t lng Adams Express company a checl
Tor $.18.07 on the National Bank o
Fairmont when he had no funds then
to meet the check. ,
LONDON, March 16.?A British tor
pedo boat destroyer of old type struct
a mine In the English Channel anc
Bunk the official announcement sane
today. All officers were Baved. On<
man was killed and 28 sailors are miss
; lng. It Is presumed they aree drown
WINCHESTER. Va., March 16.? P
mass meeting of citizens hure todaj
action of the railroad Brotherhoodi
In calling a strlge at this time wai
denounced as "unpathriotic and un
Mrs. Lydia Malone Foster la spend
lng several days In Pittsburgh.
i ted on This Side u
Notable Educators Will
Make Addresses Here *
Next Month
Plans are rapidly working out for
i the jeml-centennial celebration of tbe
founding of the Fairmont State Normal
school, which event will tako
place coincident with the dedication ot
the pew Normal achool building, the
spring meeting of the Monongahela
F Valley Hound Table Association and
the' annual meeting of the Marlon
County Teachers' Association,
i While the program has not been
' worked out in detail as yet, It will be
completed In the near future. The program
committee for the settl-cenioanial
celebration, and the dedicatory
part of tbe event hag been named and
i? as follows: Chairman, Prof Wal,
tor Barnes, of the department of Engj
liah of the Normal school; Miss Thorn
Koblnson, D. P. Baugliman, George
Gragg and Blanche Sharp, representr
lug the various clasces of the Normal
. school, and Miss Ethel Ice, who Is
' chairman of the Alumni program committee.
s An otillne of the program tor the
; semi-centennial celebration, tho dedication
ceremonies aid the Round TaKlo
masMn,. ic o
uiv ulVChillg id uo tvnun o.
On the atternoon of Thursday, April
5, at 2:30 o'clock, the student and fac
ulty program will be given. The genr
eral subject of this program will be
the Spirit of the School,
i On Thursday evening at eight
] o'clock Chancollor Samuel B. McCorI
mick, of the University of Pittsburgh,
; will deliver an address.
3 Friday, April 6 9 o'clock a. m? the
. formal dedication ceremonies will take
r place and State .Superintendent Mor
rlB P. Shawkey, of Charleston, will
deliver the dodicatory art Iress. Fot3.
-lowing this addrees-tho-almpnl-of the
i school will have charge of the pror
On. the afternoon of April 6 the
3 spring meeting of the Monongahela
Valley Bound Table will convene In
. the first general session with Dr. A.
. E. Winshlp. editor of the Journal of
t Education of Boston, to deliver the
, principal addresB of the afternoon. FolI
lowing Dr. Wlnshlp's address the
Round Table will divide lDto High
: school. Grammar. Rural, Intermediate
3 Primary. Supervisors' and Teachers'
i sections and a section for teachers of
special subjects such as domestic sclr
ence, draw ng. sowing, manual tralni
ing, penmanship, etc
i On the evening of Friday Dr. James
f E. Russell, dean of the Teachers' Colr
i lege of Columbia University, of New I
II York City, will deliver an address and
(Continued on PaRe Twelve.)
3 For the purpose of promoting civic
pride and spirit among the children
of Fairmont and thereby stimulate as
well as the civic pride of, the citizens
generally. Mis# Maud Van Buren. an
5 organizer of the National Junior Civic
League with headquarters at Wash.
ington, D. C., will spend three day^
here In April when she will address
1 the regular meeting of the Woman's
club on Friday, April 8 and preceding
1 this date will spend two daya in the
ward schools where she will Interest
5 the children In civic work and, if possible,
may organize a branch of the
i- Junioi-JC.lvic League in this city.
An-'qpeh meeting wtll be arranged
for at least one evening during her
stay in this city at which time the pub1
lie generally, and especially the men,
will be asked to hear MIbs Von Buren
Superintendent of the City Schools
Otis O. Wilson will co-operate with tho
t Woman's club, under whose auspices
f Miss Van Buren comes to this ctty.
2 and will arrange meetings in the various
ward schools to be addressed by
Miss Van Buren.
She will also deliver an address be
fore the spring meeting of the Monont
gahela Valley Round Table which will
I be held here in contunctlon with the
1 semi-centennial celebration of the
) founding of the Fairmont State Nor
mal school to be held on April 5, 8
and 7.
Miss Van Buren whose home Is In
Owatonna, Minn., has a national repu
tation as a speaker and is noted as well
l for her effective work along civic
r lines.
5 Mrs. B. L. Butcher, of this city,
i whose activities for the improvement
of civic conditions In Fairmont Is generally
known, heard Miss Vah Buren
speak in Ashville, N. C., and speaks In
- the highest praise of her address ana
About Italy's Part in
Film if !i
if sin1
for first game
Coach Moore Will be Able to
Use Mnay Substitutes in
? (
Buckhannon Aglow With
School Spirit for Big [
Athletic Event.
(Special Dispatch to West Virginian)
BUCKHANNON, W. Va.. March 16 (
?Pennants, arm bands, ribbons and
all forms of school colors are seen
everywhere In Buckhannon this afternoon.
Midst rousing school spirit ami;
enthusiasm the hotels and all private
lodgings are filled early this morning
as train after train arrived with crowd
of rooters from all sec'.ions of the state
All public places have been completely p
turned oveer to the use of entlmslas- _
tic students who continually oarade 11
the street giving songs and yells. \
At nine o'clock this morning the
managers of the various teams as- "
sembled at the new Valley Hotel and
drew their opponents for the prelim- ?
Inaries. Fairmont was very much
pleased to draw Shlnnston for the C
first game. This will give Coach (
Moore an opportunity to use many of \
his substitutes. This game Is scliod-' I
uled to be played at 3:15 this afternoon.
The gymnasium of the Wesleyan 1
College is beautifully decorafted In T
school colors. Each team taking part
In the tournament has a special section ?
reserved for Its rooters. Student com r
mittees are In charge of the event
and are dolnff-everythlngr In their power
to accommodate the visitors. Flc- j
turos of each team are on display in
the store windows. The large silver C
basketball which was in possession of p
Parkersburg Is In the window of the
Acme RnnV fitnro onnw?^otn Y
attraction!! have been especially de- jsigned
for the event.
Fairmont Is represented by over fif- *ty
rooters and will be a strong contostent
for the Fleming loving cun which
Is on display at the Fowkes News 1
Stand. By the majority of fans Fairmont
seems to be the favorite with
Parkersburg, Charleston, and Cathe- L
dral as strong competitors. C
At the blowing of referee Davis' i.
whistle at. 10:30 this morning Jane .
I.ew and Clendenin met for the first I i
rvtme of the tournament. The schedule
of the games as they will be played
today Is as follows: S
10:30 to 12:00 A. M.
Jane I.ew-Clendenln. f
Magnolia-Grafton. \
Buckhannon-Elklns. C
1 to 5 P. Ivt, 1
Martinsburg Fairvlew
Shinnston Fairmont.
Richwood-Kingwood. g
Piedmont-Terra Alta.
From 6 tc 11 P. M. 8
Prlnceton-Cowen. p
Tunnelton-Salem. C
Mrs. S. C. Kelley Dies c
at Her Mother's Home 8
Mrs. Susie Clayton Kelley. aged 32 r
years, wife of Charles E. Kelley, of o
Wheeling, died Thursday afternoon at <1
4 o'clock at the homo of her mother, d
Mrs. John F. Berns, on Spring street.
Mrs. Kelley had been In ill health for
some time and came here several .
weeks ago for that reason. Her death _
occurred one hour before her husband !?
reached here from Wheeling. The deceased
was a daughter of the late Har- ,,
rlBon Clayton and Is survived by her
husband and two children, Ruth and
Marie, aged 5 and 3 years. ,,
Funeral services will be held on Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the ?
residence conducted by Rev. Henry ?
Morgan and Interment will bo made r!
In Woodlawn cemetery by Undertaker ?
Musgrave and Son. t)
WIL80N-8 COLD CUftED. a,
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 16.? u
President Wilson recovered from'the n
cold from which he suffered for near- r]
ly two weeks, was today pronounced ],
complete and he went for a motor a:
rldo. p
- . t
Foolish Reason. ei
"Ton say he has no money?" P'
"None." No prospects?" "None." J"Why
on earth does she want to *|
marry such a man?" "She says she
loves him."?Louisville Courier-Jour- w
naL tl
the War?Read tin
Juiet Has Been Res
Russia is Beginr
to Noi
mi dim
irand Duke Nicholas Has Ar
Is Intimated That He \
of Arm
Grand Duke Nicholas idol o;
unked as Russia's master str;
miliary figure of the hour in
witnessed a successful and a
md the abdication of its emp<
The relinquishment of the tl
tutomatically deprives him of
hief of the army. The heir to
Jrand Duke Michael named a
epute is not of commanding
Thus the nation, Petrograd
ng to its most tried and practis
Duke? Nicholas is reportd to 1
ind the probability that he wi
- Of the complete success of tl
n which the lead was taken b;
loubt. While there has been'
he attitude of the army at the
eceived indicates that the mil
eactionaries among the officer
ilar forces of the empire is ba
The civil forces are ennnerat
nost heartily in restoring life
The Duma which is the chief:
if the new regime and the Ze
ooperating extensively in str
angles which have resulted fi
n Government control
The food problem is being at
lelves seem to be exercising th(
my element of the populatior
ndulge in excesses.
A measure of general politi
;ourse of preparation by the
Grand Duke Nicholas is said
is one necessary to save the ei
i successful close.
PETROWRAO, March 16.?The Em- ?
eror of Russia has abdicated and
rand Duke Michael Alexandrovitcli, <1:
Is younger brother, has been named
s rodent. a
The Russian mlnlatn, i I
jr, ouaigOU Wiui ^
orruption and Incompetence has been e(
wept out of office. I><
One minister, Alexander Frotopoff,
,ead of the Interior department, is q
eported to have been killed, and the K
ther ministers, as well as the preslent
of the Imperial Council, are uner
A new national cabinet is announcd,
with Prince Lvoft as president of
lie council and premier, and the otb- ?
r offices held by te men who are ly
lose to the Russian people. pt
For several days Petrograd has been ,
lie scene of one of the most remarkble
risings In history. Beginning .
"h minor food riots and labor strikes,
lie cry for food reached the hearts
f the soldiers and one by one the regllenta
rebelled, until Ulnally those ..
oops that had for a time atood loyal "
> the government, took up their 10
rms and marched Into the ranks of =
le revolutionists. ~
The president of the Duma, Michel
V. Rodzlanko. was the leading figre
among the deputies who unanilously
decided to oppose the Impelal
order for a dissolution of the
ouBe. They continued their sessions [
nd R. Rodzlanko Informed the era-!
eror, then at the front, that the
our nad struck when the will of the
pople must prevail. Even the imerlal
council realized the gravity of
>e situation and added its appeal to
iat of the Duma that the emperor!
lould take steps to give the people i
policy of government In accordance I
1th their desires and In order that
lere should be no interference with I
t ^
i Special on Page 6
itored and Life in
ling to Return
rived at Petrograd And If
Vill Take Command
f the Russian army and
ategist looms up as the big
the empire which has just
[most bloodless revolution.
jror. %
irone by Emperor NicholaE
his rank as commander in
the throne is an infant and
s regent while a soldier of
military experience,
dispatches indicate is turnled
military leaders. Grand
iave arrived at the capital
11 take command is pointed
lie revolutionary movement
y the Duma there seems no
few advices received as to
front such news as has been
itary with the exception of
s together with all, the popcking
the new government
ing with the government
in the empire to normal,
factor in shaping the course
mstvo council are reported
aightening out the various
om the momentous ohamra
tacked and the people them
;ir own authority to repress
i that might be inclined to
cal amnesty is reported in
new Russian minister of
to have endorsed this move
npire and bring the war to
irrylng on the war to a victorious
1 fling. ..
The emperor hastened back from
ic front .only to find that the revoition
had been successful and that
new government was in control,
he empress, who, it Is alleged, has
ten influential In the councils oppos1
to the wishes o fthe people. Is rejrtod
to have fled or to be In hiding,
ilight Fire in Home
On Ridgeley Avenue
Fire starting from burning soot ht
le home of W. R. Huffman, on Ridge'
avenue, caused the Central fire detriment
to make a quick run this
'ternoon. The fire was extinguished ;
1th but little damage done, by use of
te chemicals.
The Misses I.aura May Dunnlngton
id Iva Hustead went to Buckhannon
lis morning to attend the basketball
Notice to
I vrv%r\vrrtMA - ?I
A cuypayds
All persons owing taxes at
tills office are hereby notified
that I will -proceed at once to
collect Bamo according to law. w
If you wish to avoid levy and
costs, please call and Bettle at
C. D. OONAWaY, Ex Sheriff.

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