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ESTABLISHED 1868. ? topav'?"nbwb today FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 17, 1917. member assorted press. PRICE THREE CENTS 1
Tmnr nnoonnr
iniru UDobunt
Position of Grand Duke Michael
is in Doubt in
Latest Dispatches.
Germans Are Extending
Their Retreat Toward
the South.
Somewhat conflicting advices are
coming out of London regarding the
fate of the Romanoff dynasty. Dispatches
this marnlng announced thatj
Grand Duke Mlcbhel had accepted the
throne from his brother, Nicholas, subject
to the consent ot the Russian people
expressed through a plebiscite.
Last night's advices reported the
abdication of Nicholas in favor of
? Grand Duke Michael and the subsequent
abdication of Michael thus O* ***(?* I
p: ing Romanoff dynasty to an end.
Of pie abdication of Emperor Nich'
olas there can now be no possible
doubt an the text of his manifesto announcing
It has been received from
L Petrograd.
What has occurred In the case of
Orand Duke Michael, however, Is still
far from clear.
The stirring news from Russia has
detached attention largely from military
operations of the belligerent
powers. Nevertoeleas these are almost
dally assuming wider scope and
g. importance.
The Germans on the Franco-Belgian
front are continuing their retirement
J>. and extending It to new sectors. They
C'. have carried it far south to ti e Somme
and by a movement announced today
by Berlin have made at least a beginr
nlng on the drawing in of their lines
st a point where they have been nearest
to Paris west of Roye.
p The Berlin announcements, report
1 the occupation ly the French of
" trenches between. Beauvralgnes and
fe Lasslgny in this sector which the Germans
had abandoned. The distance
between these two places Is about five
, miles.
Paris last night gave some indtca;
tlon of this move by reporting further
progresses for the French nt various
. points of thg front from Andechy to
the south of Lassiguy.
it- The front on which the withdrawal
j movement is thus indicated Is approx
-imately 11 miles.
Altars Have Been Remodel?
ed and Were Blessed
Last Sunday.
I ' Remodeling of the altars at St. Josf|
eph Italian church has been compleu
' ed. The work which was done by
i, Joseph Angclllle & Son, is very beau
||' tiful and must he seen to be appreciat
j - t_'u L-urKP upanesceiu electric lights
. hare been Installed. and n oeautlful
' new ttatue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
S' Hum ihe Daproto studio at PietraBanta,
L Staly. has been placed on one of the
fn . aide altars.
Solomn Blessing of this statue toon
yplace last Sunday, with the Rev. Pastor.
Father Joseph Martezana In
f. charge. Special music was rendered
l t-y the choir. The mermen of the congregation
extend thrir thanks and are
very grateful to Miss J. Morga who
Mndly donated this statue.
Personal News of the Congregation.
Mr. and Mrs. I. V. Caldara have re
& turned from a business trip to Pittsburgh.
John Russo, who was in Pittsburgh
on business, has returned home.
Philips Llmina, wno resides at Gyp,
sy, is 111 at Miners' hospital.
Joseph Cerulla of Washington street,
is also a patient at Miners' hospital.
Tnrnun ,14 Amnfrrt
Ult a. * ut nuiaiU) ui II aouiliy
ton street, died at Cook hospital after
a few days' Illness Burial wrs at Holy
Cross cemetery.
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Commerce Body
% ^ Pledges Support
KT' The following telegram was sent
?' President Wilson by the Fairmont
Chamber of Commerce this after\
V "The Fairmont Chamber of Com.,
merce pledges Its support In any action
you may take to settle what
Pis to be,a great calamity to
mtry In the possible tie up of
"C. W. Evans, Secretary."
Germans Set Fire to Stronghold
Before they Abandoned
Had Sharp Brush With the
Enemy During the
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, March 17?Bapaume on
tho Franco-Belgian front has been captured
today by the British the Reuters
agency announces.
Reuters correspondent at British
headquarters In France telographs
that the towns of LeTransloy and
AphTot.)<t.P(it1t nlon am .nnnrtod irt hit
tn the hands of the British.
"Our troops entered Bapaume this
morning after stiff fighting." Reuters
correspondent telograplis. "The place
was In flames, the Germans having
evidently made all plans for setting
It on lire when forced to retreat.
"Our troops are reported to be beyond
the town."
fairmont wins
over mum
bl wondershot
Bud Wilson Hero of Sensational
Finish to Today's
(Special Dispatch to West Virginian)
BUCK H ANNO.\\ March 17.?Fairmont
High wou from Buckhaution this
morning In the hardest utaveil and
moat aensatlonal game of the tournament,
winning the game In the last
forty seconds of play by a wonderful
one-handed shot, mado the entire distance
of the floor, by "Bud" Wilson.
The score was 15-lfi in favor of
Buckhannon when the last minute of
play was rounded in. The first 20
seconds saw the Fairmont boys playing
llko demons but unable to get ihr
ball away for a shot, then Bud cut
loose. When the ball was put In play
again almost Instantly, a Bnckhautiou
boy fouled and Jimmy Knight dropped
a pretty foul goal just as the
whistle sounded.
Cathedral High, showing a flash of
speed that failed to develop yesterday,
licked Martlnsburg 111 to 21 In
a bang-up game that again causes
Cathedral to he looked on as the possible
dark horse. Charleston, whom
Fairmont will probably meet this evening.
defeated Terra Alta by a ?l
t" 13 score. Because Charleston won
from Morgantown yesterday by but 8
points, Fairmont feels pretty safe
against the Capital city boys this *v ening.
Magnolia still showed herself as
being able to stay in the runnina by
defeating Clondennin by a 34 re 27
That the Fairmont contingent of
rooters will win the big silver loving
cup for the best rooting, is pracflnnllv
o(1 mWtad hv nt'orv r\no onntinot
ed with the tournament. During the
game this morning, notwithstanding
that Buckhannon was at home and the
whole Buckhannon High school was
present, Fairmont outrooted them by
fully fifty per cent.
Hundreds of additional fans will
be pouring into town tonight, special
trains being run to bring In fans
who had time only to see the flnalB.
The Fairmont boys are fresh and determined
and feel that the unexpected
brush they had with Buckhannon will
but sharpen their endeavors when
they dig Into the finals and semifinals.
This afternoon Fairmont meets
Cathedral, then Parkersburg, and
should be able to put them both to
sleep. Then with Charleston in the
finals and the victory's won.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 17.?
President Wilson and all White House
employees wore sprigs of Shamrock
today sent to the White House by John
Redmond, Irish Nationalist leader.
The funeral of William Carlton, of
Monongah, will take place tomorrow
afternoon at two o'clock from the
home of Elza Lever at Monongah.
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; J^j
,W. O. L.E-E-.?
Lee is president of the Brotherl
son, president of the Order of Rallws
retson, L. E. Sheppart acts as preside
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engln
erhood of Locomotive Firemen and Eng
1 Expert in Town Planning Ha
ager of Greater Fairmoi
?Has Done
Thomas H. Pierson, of the firm of
Sanderson and Porter, and a specialist
In town planning and workmen
iiwuoiu($, ??ub ot'ieciBQ as general man-1
ager for the Greater Fairmont In-'
vestment company this morning. and i
occupied the day In acquainting him-'
self with the local situation. Mr. Pler-|
son. whose home Is now In New York,
city, will remove here with his wife I
and three children In a few weeks
and become identified with the bigger
Mr. Plerson is a graduate of Princharge
In carrying out the plans of
the Sanderson and Porter firm for
the making of the Pleasant Valley project,
a model, as well the most important
manufacturing development in
the state.
Mrs. Pierson is a graduate of PrinmwSLSI
Traction Company to Invest
$110,000 in Hunt for
New Supply.
I Plans for drilling six new gas wells,.
I to cost In all illu.nOO, or more than
i $1S,000 each, was approved at a nieetI
lug of the directors of the Monougahc-.
| la Valley Traction company called in ;
! the company's offices at three o'clock
I litis afternoon. The drilling of tho
wells was authorized at a recent executive
meeting and the action of the di-1
rectors this afternoon was but an official
approval of that action.
The purchase of the three hundred
coal cars for the Baxter mine of the j
company, delivery of which is expected i
in the next few weekR, was also approved.
Other routine matters were!
taken up and disposed of.
Mrs. Mary M. Connor
Buried at Woodlawn
The body of Mrs. Mary M. Connor,
aged 4:i years, wife of Gideon H. Conl
or, of Akron, Ohio, was brought to this
city this morning 911 the 7:10 o'clock,
train and was conveyed to Woodlawn 1
cemetery by Undertaker Eli Musgrave
aud Son, where it was laid to i
The death of Mrs. Connor occurred'
on Wednesday, Martn 14 at her home 1
in Akron, after an illness with acutej
(illation of the heart. She Is BurvlveJ .
by her husband and two children b>
a former marriage, namely, Thomas
Hamlll. of Akron, and Mrs. Arch Bell,
of Clarksburg. She was a daughter of
Mrs. Braden and the late T. J. Braden,
at one time well known residents of
this city.
Accompanying the remains to this
city were Mr. Connor, her husband
Mrs. Braden, her mother. Mrs. Anna
Braden Holt of Bower, W. Va? aer sis-:
ter, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Windel and !
daughter, Nellie, of Morgantown, Miss
Bessie Hess of Morgantown, Messrs j
Joseph and James Connor mm Hufus
Patterson of Newtown Pa., and Mr;
and Mrs. Arch Bell, of Clarksburg.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 17.?|
American tonsillar officers withdrawn
from Mexico many months ago when
the border situation was acute, have
been ordered back to their districts
the Stata department announced today
For the present the policy of denying
passports to Amerlacns wishing to return
to Mexico will be continued.
- fit-riw. mas'
^fefc^CTk L:
^#gi*?W Jfc ~ JP*mi
V^RREN 5. >5T0NC
lood of Railway Trainmen; Garret
ly Conductors; during Illness of Garnt.
Stone Is grand chief, engineer of
ieers; Carter, president of the Broth;inemen.
s Been Elected General Man
it Investment Company
Big Things.
ceton university, holding: the degre
of civil engineer. He has bad wid
experience In designing and erectln
factories, bridges and various Indui
trial plants and is the president c
the engineering firm of Plerson an
Goodrich. This company in the paf
few years lias done more than fou
hundred operations, including tw
large sugar manufacturies.
In 1913 Mr. Pierson supeHntende
the construction of the manufactu
lng town of Radin, North Caroltni
for the Southern Aluminum compan:
He planned and laid out the towi
designed and built the water and sev
er systems ami designed and bul
the houses.
As the manager of the Pleasant Va
ley project, he is in a position to mak
that development the biggest step 1
the "fifty in five."
First Building of New Fac
tory Must Be Up in
45 Days.
Ilolliert and Spedden have bee
awarded the. contract fur the eonstrui
tion of the American Valve and Tan
company's factory at Hickman's rut
The final arrangements were comple
ed and the contract signed yesterda
evening and the construction of th
buildings will begin at once.
The coutracl specifies thnt the firs
building must be completed with!
forty-the days and nil within nfnet
Building materials and sppplies ar
being transported to the site and ever
thing is being got in readiness for
speedy completion of the work.
Thief Returns
Checks He StoL
Checks to the amount of $268 wliic
were lifted from the pocket of J. h
Richardson, of the Baltimore and Ohl
maintenance of way department, wer
returcd to Officer Bolyard, of the rai
road company. With the checks Mi
Richardson was robbed of $60 in cast
The checks were sent in by Unite
States mail to Mr. Bolyard in charg
of the railroad. A note accompanle
the checks which read: "I found thes
near the round house." No slguatur
was on the note.
City Hall Notes
(?ltizent> of Locust avenue last nigh
met at the city hall with a proposltlo:
for widening that street. The matte
was taken Into consideration by th
city authorities and will be InveBt
gated In due course by the engineer
In charge of the work. As presents
the work will cost a large sum, mor
than that allotted by the bond Ibbui
Word was received from New Yor
last evening that Heed and McCool
bond lawyers of New York, have it
vestlgated the legality of the bond
Issued by Fairmont for the lmprovt
ment of the streets and the bulldln
of bridges and have found them O. B
S[ THRE ATEN! ^ ^ ^
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?; A.B.0>AR.R.FT5OM^
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Roads in This Section Have:
J, Cleared Their Decks
n For Action.
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The Baltimore and Ohio rnilroml
company has already started Its embargoes
on freight and movement of
empty coal cars thus seriously affectT
ing Fairmont with its first order. This
| i will cause the closing of all the mines
| in this section and will throw dozens
j of freight train men temporarily out
| of work.
Most all the railrond men In Kalr',-lmont
who ure employed here in the
! rolling stock department are depenj
dant for work on the mines and their
I olltnut. Th? rnmnnnv hnu toltnn tUli i
action in anticipation of a strike on [
its lines as threatened by the four
railroad employes' organizations. The
n railroad company was forced to take
: this action to prevent a congestion of
k slow freight on its sidings and tracks
i when the strike comes in order that
j tho fast freight trains and the past-1
sengor trains can get over the roads
y | to carry the I'nited States mails and
e j the shipments of food to and from
i terminals. 1
;t I This embargo cats off about sixty
n j trains dally from the amount now eny
I tcring and leaving Fairmont. It will
i affect also the shops where the ene
I gines will not have to be made ready
; for movement of trains. I
a The Monongahela railroad will not 1
j accept nor handle any freight whatsoever
011 tts lines, for points on Its
line. It will, however, move freight i
to junction points where it can he
handled by other railroad companies 1
>> subject to strike conditions. Local <
freight and pick-up freight trains
which move cars fro mstnall stations
h have ben cut off as there is no work
for them to do.
' The Baltimore and Ohio railroad
o will accept neither perishable freight ,
e nor slow freight for movement and
has since last Wednesday embargoed i
r livestock. i
." Fifteen hundred coal cars are sent (
.j into this. section daily [or loading.
Tklo will Vvo r?ff osv,I flin nmknwiTA 1 '
0 1 ilia n ill ww v,ui UII U1IU iuu vuiuuib" |
^ on food stuffs simply cuts off all rail-1
e road employes within five hours af ,
e ter tho Btrike becomes effective. The
local trainmen and engineinen are
ready for the strike and General Superintendent
J. F. Keegan of Wheeling,
with Jurisdiction over trains entering
and leaving Fairmont on the
Wheeling division claims the road will
run regardless of the men now employJ
ed on Its lines. J. M. Scott of Grafit
ton, superintendent of the Monongah
division claims also that the Baltimore
n and Ohio will soon be running norr
mally after tho strike is called. The
e workers feel differently about this.
. They think nothing will get them what
they have naked for except a strike
8 and that no sooner will this be called
d than the railroad manager will fall
8 to their knees_. The local trainmen
' and enginemen will positively make
no demonstration one o( their number
k said this morning. They have agreed
t, to stay of the railroad company's
i- properties and not to gather in the
s public strata. They will not resort to
!- subterfuge, claiming that they have
g struck honorably and they hope to
L win honorably.
[118 run
Railroad Managers say They:]
Cannot Act With Law
in Court.
? I
Prospect Now is That Strike !
Will Begin at 7 O'clock
NEW YORK, March 17. ? The
orospect that the great railroad
strike due to be lrau.iurj.tcd with.
in a few hours would be prevented
or at least that a truce would
be declared, brightened this afternoon
when shortly before 2 o'clock
Secretary Lane, member of the
mediation committee, of Council
of National Defense, announced
the situation was encouraging.
Mr. Lane said ha would have an
important statement to make later.
This announcement came
soon after the committee had finished
a three hour conference
with Brotherhood chiefs.
At about the same time the committee
of railroad managers was ,
summoned to the hotel where the
mediation committee had been In
conference with Brotherhood leaders.
Whether a Joint conference
of both sides of the controversy
was planned or whether mediation
committee would confer with managers
alone could not be definitely
learned. Newspaper men were
barred by hotel employees from j ,
approaching the room where the
activities were rioina nn arH i
were conflicting reports as to pre- 11
clsely what the next step in negotiations
would be made.
There was reason to believe
that Secretary Lane had a con- j
crtte proposal for submission to (
the railroad managers which he j(
expected would meet with their j ,
approval. This proposal it was j,
reported had already been con?- ,
munloated informally to managers
and had met with their unofficial ! <
NEW YORK, March 17.?Kor more j'
than six hours, until 3:40 this morn- ,
Ing. the committee from the council of ,
National Defense labore.l with rail- j ,
ron.. managers and the Brotherhood
Chiefs without finding a way to pre-!,
vent a national railroad strike called >,
lor seven o'clock tonlgl '.
Hope of settlement was not aban-' j
doned however, for the mediators con-,
linued their efforts a few hours later, j j
It is probable that these peace con- ] (
ferenccs will continue all day. j .
The mediators went into conference
again with Brotherhood representatives
at 9:30 a. m. and with railroad I
managers, at 11 o'clock.
Prior to a resumption of conferences i
one of the mediators said the situa-l
lion was devoid of developments. |
Neither side had made overtures he
said and he did not consider the out- j
look promising at that hour. : .
The mediators began their labors j (
at 9 o'clock last night with the arrival; ,
of Secretary Lane. Mr. Willard had I.
reached New York early In the oven
Ing and Secrotary Wilson joined them - j
at 10:30.
The first session was with the lead-1 (
ore of the Railroad Brotherhoods They '
declared they bad come here with no ^
(Continued on page 10) i j
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SOUTH BEND. lnd.. March 17.? ! ]
John M. Studebaker, aged 84, honor-1
?w.r ?f Ue* -# ??- * 1
j<ic3>uuiik vjl <uv msi ui live luuuu* , ;
?rs of the Studebnkor corporation, died i
early today. Death was due to impov 1 <
jrished blood. j r
The race yesterday for the roll of I
distinction In the West Virginian's 1
Great Golden Festival was a hot one 1
ind stubbornly fought, with the posi- i
lion changing hourly throughout the I
My. t
Miss Alwilda Miller finally won out >
ever Mrs. Ooldle Pltzer. There was '
i difference of less than a year's sub- 1
scrlptlon between Miss Miller and f
Mrs. Pltzer. Mrs. Sue Satterfleld was
bird. MIbs Edith Parker was fourth
ind Mrs. O. E. Hoover was fifth. i
Today is the last day for the Honor l
Roll, and the race and rivalry will i
be the keenest of the whole Golden i
Festival. Everyone is determined to 1
have tbe final position. The results I
if tbe voting today will make tbe vot- f
Ing of former days look like a mere t
bean bag battle. As the closing hours {
baco will become even more wild and
io sior sin
01 UNCTl
Declare Expense Would Seriously
Drain the Broth- |
erhood Funds
Strike Vote of Last Summer
No Longer in Effeet.
Men on Ohio
Road Wont Go
Out on Strike
(lly Assocluled Press)
COLUMBPS, March 17. ?En- j
giueers. conductors and trainman
of tli? t'incinnatl. Lebanon and
Northern rallrond, a subsidiary liJS
company of the Pennsylvania railroad.
this morning Informed Genoral
Superintendent I. W. Greer, of
the Southwest system of the Penn- ', >'* .1
sylvanla. that they would refuse
to obey the strike order.
(By Associated Press)
PHILADELPHIA, March 17.?'Trainmen
today filed a bill in equity In the
Federal district court here enjoining
he Brotherhoods frcrn calling a strike
>n the ground that the expense attached
thereto will seriously impair the a
beneficial fund of the Brotherhoods. H
The kill was filed by the attorney i
Tor members of the lour Brotherhoods.
Tho action is against the local chairman
and chairmen of their general
grievance committee. .i-SfJaM
The action effects the Brotherhoods
jr. all railroads In Pennsylvania. Ac.ordlng
to trainmen, thfey believe that
tot more, than 10 per cent, are In favor
>r walking out. The bill alleges that
ibc joint ballot on which the striae f
ivas called Is not In effect at this time
Inasmuch as it was obtained eight
months ago when times wore not at
o (critical a stage as today.
The strike ballot obtained eight .Mj
months age was cancelled last tell
shen the Adamson law was enaiteu,
the bill usscrts.
Complainants in this action allege
hat the refusal to arbitrate by the
lirand Chiefs is contrary to the const!lutlon
and by-laws of the Brother
No Judgo was in the Federal bolld
[ng when the bill was filed so a walk
jut will not he prevented unless pa- a
pors are signed and nn order Issued '
>y the courts enjoining theorem
Jonathan Carpenter
Died This Morning
Jonathan Carpenter. aged 59 years, ,3
i well known resident of Grassy run,
lied this morning at 1 o'clock at hla
ionic after an illness of several weeks. , :'-<ffl|
The deceased was horn On April 12,
1858, and in the year 1886 was united ,s|
ii marriage with Miss Sarah Jand Haylurst,
who survives him with seven
. hildren. namely, Mrs. Emma Reed, of
Prlckutt's Creek; Wayne Carpenter, I
VIrs. Mir.ta I/ambert, Mrs. Ota Comity,
if Fairmont; William Clinton and Miss
[sale Carpenter, at home. One broth- 7
*r. Joseph Carpenter, and two sisters,
Vlrs. Eliza Vincent and Mrs. LavlM
Hawkins, also survive.
Funeral services will bo held on *
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock and Inerment
will he made In the Hayhurst
;emctery by Undertakers Carpentet_;
'urious. It Is interesting to sly the
enst. to watch this constantly changng
battle, with the fortunes of the
rictors constantly changing, new one*
'Ighting their way to the lead, only " !
.0 be rcplncod a tew minutes later by
lome other aspiring candidate. And
he work that everyone is doing with
he aid of their friends Is nothing
ihort of wonderful. s *
Pivotal Week - ' ^11
'This coming week Is going to be a
iort of pivotal week. By it, your
'rlends will form their, opinion aa to
vhetbor you deserve any more of their
mpport for the finish of the Golden
festival. There are three or four of
he candidates who are making the
treat mistake of resting In confidence
m their laurels. To these the Manager'
would whisper a word of friendly
(Continued on Page Eight.'

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