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ESTABLISHED 1868. today's news today FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 26,1917. member associated press. PRICE THREE CENTS
FRENCH 1
STATE T]
LINER
FRENCH '
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US:
ti
Have Taken Key to ?,
the Defense of f
St. Quentin
ATTACK m OVINSKI
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Russians and English Continue
Drive Behind the [
Turks.
[ v Desperate resistance is being made I
Ijy the Germans to the slashing at
tack of the French on the defenses of
'p St. Quentin.
t Heavy counter attacks are report- C
E. ed, but Paris declares that General
Nivelle's troops have held all the
^ ground won. the positions captured
i on Sunday being maintained.
IjL:': Apparently this means that the
;v Germans have lost the strong key po- tj
j sitlon at Essigny, four and twelve
> miles Bouth of St. Quentin. which is n
essential to the protection of St w
: Quentin on the south. a:
Military critics have pointed to the
!.V probatnuty of the German wing in H
this sector being forced back to the ?
* Olse if this position, which the
' French captured yesterday, was not f
-regained by the Germans.
Eg In view of verified reports from | *
Petrograd that the Germans have,,,
been concentrating heavily for a
drive toward Petrograd, interest at-1,
taches to the announcement by the
Russian war office today of a German 1 p
i attack on the Russian lino below; T
Dvinsk. '
KV The Russians are continuing 'b?lr|
* advance against the Turks in ths ,,
V campaign waged jointly by Russian _
i! and British forces to the north and
i; northeast of Bagdad. Apparently
' their intention is to drive in behind f:
the Turks as they retreat before the r
British up the Tigris in the direction
of Mosul A
The Russians advancing westward ,,
if, from Persia are already in the vilayet y
1. i Mosul. Petroerad ariviraB ntnto t
r ' This vilayet extends to the Persian
border on the east and the Russian p
froces probnbly still have considers-1 n
ble distance to traverse before they ]e
kfj?fclrlke the Tigris and the Turkish line M
PI *of communication. p
UN INJURED :
IN AUTO WRECK i
ai
w
, ? Mrs. May Clayton in Hospit- ?
al in Very Serious Con- b
dition.
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Mrs. May Cteyton suffered a possible
fracture of the skull and five other
passengers of a Maxwell automobile
narrowly escaped death when the car
belonging to P. D. Pollack, a local .
coal operator slid over the bank Into! ?!
1 West Fork river. Mrs. Clayton Is I P
\ now In Cook hospital where this after-1 "j
I noon a consultation Is being held tm
I determine whether or not an opera-1 ?.
I tion will be necessary to save her life, i,
[ The skull It Is feared Is fraotured. l
Tho accident, occuring about 4:801 T
I yesterday afternoon, was the first mo-! h)
1 torlng accident of the summer. The ttl
I car went over tho bank on the coun- 8t
> try club road near Whlfe Rock. E
f Also In the car beside Mrs. Clayton
i 1 was P. D. Pollack, Mrs. drove Straight j,,
| and Mrs. Knight. The car was fished 0from
the river by workmen from the s(
Standard Oarage last night and Is in tl
i their garage undergoing repairs. pi
? ~ Ti
} Return to Country Homo?Mrs. William
Watson and daughters, the Miss\
es Margaret and Ruth, who had spent
i*, tho winter In this city, will move from 2E
' Walnut avenue to their country home at
J "Rockvlew," near Monongah, on gi
Wednesday. dc
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CREATE
ROOPSC
ST. LOUI!
MR ST. LOUIS
SAFELY ACROSS
Hrst American Ship to Go
Through Danger Zone
Armed
fUy Associated Press!
WASHINGTON, D. C.. March 2fi.?
he American line steamer St. Louis,
irst armed American th'.p to cross the
.tlantlc lias arrived saleiy at her desInatlon,
Secretary Daniels announced
iday.
Information as to the arrival of the
learner came to the Navy department
rom the offices of the American line
l New York. The company wished to
take known the fact to relieve the
nxlety of those having relatives or
lends on the vessel. Secretary Danrls
approved such action. No details
f tho trip were given In the company's
sport.
NEW YORK, March 26.?The St.
ouis, owned by the American line,
ift an American port March 17th with
1 passengers, of whom 14 were Amerim
citizens. Among her crew of 394
ersons were 131 Americans.
M MUSICIANS
N CONCERT TONIGHT
)ne Hundred and Fifty
Young Men and Women
Will Take Part.
Plans are completed for the annual
:igh school concert to take place toIght
at the High school auditorium
hen approximately ISO young men
ud women will give a concert under
te efficient direction of Miss Ethel M.
orseman, musical instructor for the
igh school. Rehearsals have been in
rogress for some weeks and the en rtalnment
will be a splendid one.
he music furnished by the chorus
ill be augmented by several selecons
from the High school orchestra.
The program will be curried out as
illows:
Part I.?Coronation March from The
rophet, G. Meyerber ? Orchestra,
wilight Reverie (Traumereri), Schuiann-*-G'horus.
Winter Song, Fredrick
Field Bullnrd. One, Two, Three,
our \Hawaiian sieioayj, a, i-.a ivieua
-Boys' Glee Club. Lucia (11 Lammerloor
(Fantalsle Elegante), J. B. Sinelee
Op. 44?Jamison Meredith. Durey
Lullabay (Humoreske), Dvorak?
horus.
Part II.?Largo, Cornet solo, Carl
ndree, Handel?Orchestra. Glory to
lis <Aida), Verdi. Angels Serennde,
loltn obltgato, Irene Vincent. G. Braa?Girls'
Glee Club. The Sea (Sex!tte
from Lucia di Lammermoor),
onlzettl?Pauline Graham, lluby Moin,
Katheryn Schaefer, Goldle Hartiy,
James Knight, Arthur Fisher,
[oonlit Meadbws, Czlbulka?Chorus,
rlests March from Athalla, F. Menelsshon?Orchestra.
The personnel of the orchestra is as
illows:
First violin, Irene Vincent, Jamison
'eredlth; second violin, Eunice Minr,
Huby Smith; flute, Heber Vangllsr;
clarinet, llaymond SalvattI; corBt.
Gladys Becler, Carl, Andre,
lanlst. Katherine Moore.
In addition to the High school girls
id boys given above, the orchestra
111 be assisted by the following:
lola, Mary Price; violin cello, W.
. Harrington; bass viol, Milford
eeler; cornet. Von Peter; trombone,
oward Merrlfleld.
!. N. Mockler Dies
at Maiinington Home
C. N] Mockler, a well known reslsnt
of Mannlngton, died on Saturday
Ight shortly before midnight at his
me. He was a former mayor of ManIntrtnn
hanlnrr ltn1?4 Af/lnn <4nwlit?i tL a
1"6WUI IU>IIU( UU1U UUILQ UUWU( IUQ
sar 1908-09. He was prominent In
aaonlc circles throughout the Btate.
arriving him are his wife, who was
irmerly Miss Nell Jones, daughter of
. J. Jones, of the Hope Gas company,
Is mother, Mrs. Ellen Mockler, and
tree sisters, the Misses Margaret Bese
and Beryl Mockler. and one brother,
mmett Mockler.
Funeral services are announced to
i held on Tuesday mjrnlag at 10:30
clock from the residence on Buffalo
reet and Interment will be made by
le Masonic Lodge. A number of psole
from this city will attend the sercea.
WORK OF THE U-l&OATS.
BERLIN, March 26.?The sinking of
> more steamships, 14 sailing vessels
id 37 trawlers, with an aggregate
ross tonnage of 80.000 In the last few
tys Is announced by the admiralty.
lad the Advertisem
NGERMA
TILLED 01
3 ARMED
jUM CARTER,
BUCK, ARRESTED
IB WHITE GIBE
Persistent Yost Law Offender
Who Seems to Have
a Pull.
Raymond Carter, jail bird, friend
of the powers extraordinary and a!
shiny black, was In police courL this
morning charged with loitering with
Eliza Ferine, white, at the home of
Minnie Wells. Minnie herself was
I not In police court, she being out of
town when the place was raided last
Saturaay night. Each v.as lined J25
and in defau.. of payment went to
jail.
Carter has been arrested numerous
I times In Fairmont for violations of
the Yost prohibition law. He has
been pinched by both county and city
authorities and hes been sent up, hut
In some manner manages to get
away. He will be turned over to tne
prosecuting attorney for having In
his possession three pints of .vhisk"v. ]
lie am not say wno sold the liquor to 1
him, hut It Is known that he got It In
the city, which he admits, and that
the place of purchase is known. Eliza
will also be held when her city term
is up tor the prosecuting attorney because
of her testimony In police court
tuts morning that she purchased
liquor on Monroe street of a white
man.
The negro and the white girl were j
arrested at 103 McKlnncy street,
where at times prior to this the same
conditions relative to the blacks and
whites congregating- have been met
with.
More whiskey bought in Fairmont
was produced at .the police court trl(Contlnued
on page 10)
NO THOMPSON CASE RULING.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. March 20?
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today
announced recess for two weeks
without handing down a decision of
the Josiah V. Thompson receivership
case.
"Grandmother of Revolt,"
Exiled 43 Years, Freed!
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PETROGRAD, March 26?Babushka
"grandmother of the revolution" and
most o( all (eared by the former Russian
autocracy, Is back from Siberia
enjoying the freedom of the new democracy
after an exile of 43 years.
Babushka is the nickname of Mme
Catherine Breshkovskaya, daughter of
a Russian noble and 73 years of age.
Her activities against the Russian autocracy
and kindnesses for the people
won her the title by which every radical
in Russia knew her?"Grandmother
of the Russian revolution."
While in her teens. Babushka pleaded
so strongly for freedom of the peonlO
han no run a f/vnnn/1 ? a? 1 ? ?
I#*V> ?ut |>H> wuvw 1WI vou UBl IU iOtVVU
home.
She soon had a gathering of admirers
and put the government Into so
much fear of an uprising she was sent
to Siberia.
Twice she escaped. The first time
she was sent back for 16 years. Then
she returned to Russia, but noticing
she was under constant watch, came
to America, where she collected J10,000
for the cause of the Russian revolution.
Returnlug to Russia, she was rearrested
again. In spite of her own
unfortunate situation, she used all her
efforts caring for her comrades In
exile.
Babushka's reward Is the revolution.
Receptions in her honor are being given
throughout Petrogrnd and she is
hailed as the heroine of the new Russia.
ents of Fairmonts Pt
N LEFT W
IT ALL 0\
HAS ARE
WHISKEY SELLERS
AWAITJEAIGS
Many Yost Law Arrests
Were Made Over the
Week End.
?
The county jail In again the home
of several old time whiskey and beer
dispensers working within the state
and county limits. George Ltlley,
white, wil be tried within a lew days
on a selling charge. Harry Rice, colored,
Is awaiting a hearing, meanwmle
he is a guest of Jailor Glover.
J. W. Priestly, colored, la once more
ready tor a defense movement
against the state. He Is up again tor
Yost law violations. Raymond Tanner,
white, is with the above set waiting
in jail for a hearing. George
Crewi. colored, was necked In the act
and Is now fanning himself in the
closo quarters of a cell In the county
Jail where regardless of the weather
the steam Is kept on full. Eliza Perlne
and Raymond Carter, the latter
black, will be tiled before Justice
Conaway this afternoon on charges
of huvlng whiskey and selling it.
The arrests were all mine stnce
Saturday. The county officers and
the city cops worked together to
round up the WalllngfordB who sell
whiskey here at three tiuieB the price
they pay for it. It is possible that
the negro doing the best business In
town selling whiskey will bo exposed
by Raymond Carter in his trial this
afternoon.
WILL MINE CI
ON scons RUN
Osage Coal Company's Plant
Will be Modern'inlSvery
Respect.
A mine, modernly and electrically
equipped, and capable of producing at
the Btart 5,000 tons of coal per month,
wfll be established at once on Scott's
run in Monongalia county, by the
Osage Coal company, incorporated by
Fairmont men Saturday. Complete facilities
for the mining of the coal,
along with accommodations for the
mlneis, will be built. Work was started
this morning and It is hoped to have
coal going over the tipple In a little
more than a month.
The company Is Incorporated (or I
$100,000 by the following men: Sam i
D. Brady, A. 1'. Brady, David C. lleay, I
Charles A. Goodwin and James Close, |
all ot Fairmont. The headquarters of i
the company will be in Mr. Brady's offices
in this city.
The mine is situated on the lines of
the Morgantown and Wheeling Traction
company which lines will remo 3
the mine's production. An excellent
grade of Pittsburgh coal will be mined.
Mrs. John Durrett
Dies at Elkins
(Spools! Dispatch to West Virginian)
ELKINS, W. Va., March 26.?Mrs.
John Durrett, aged 72 years, died at
her home in this city today after an
illness with a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Durrett Is survived by her Husband
and several children. She was
the mother of the late Dr. J. J. Durrett, 1
of this city. 1
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City Hall Notes
1
William Meusser, engineer for the 1
Concrete Engineering company, is in ;
the city today the guest of Street
Commissioner Albert Lehman and 1
City Engineer Shrewsbury Miller, the 1
two men with whom Mr. Muesser will .
work in designing tne Bridge and in i
making the plans for its construction.
Mr. Mnesser was en route from Texas i
to New York when he was telegraph- i
ed to stop at Fairmont and confer i
with the city officials here, which i
conference was set for this afternoon,
but wnich may possibly be postponed
until tomorrow afternoon, Mayor
Anthony Bov/en being otherwise engaged.
Officer Oigman was in Clarksburg ]
Saturday attending the trial of a colorder
pickpocket there. The negro 1
was arrested at the Baltimore and :
Ohio station upon complaint of a foreigner
who testified that the negro :
had stolen it railroad ticket out of (
the victim's pocket. Dlgman was called
to identify the prlosner with a recent
pickpocket robbery that was
perpretarted in the city. He was unable
to identify the man.
<
vgressive Merchants
Bfa fjl.Sr'-iBl I' i I-S -rffaiuifca
)RE ST. Q
?0R POLK
RELY INJ
PARTS OF 001!
SUB ME.
Will be Assigned to Duty G
Is Reason to Fear 0
Sympa
FURTHER MOVEMENT
(By Associi
WASHINGTON, March 5
complete infantry regiments
battalions of National Guai
into the federal service for 1
WIIHIVIIILII ? LIIUIU I
WAS A COMPROMISE
All But One of the Jurors
Believed to Have Been
for Acquittal%
A verdict of involuntary man- 1
slaughter, entailing at the discretion ;
of the judge a fine not to exceed $100
or a prison sentence of not more than t
a year, or both, was found against 1
Hoy Cliristner late Saturday evening
w hen nf'ter an hour's deliberation the j
jury gave its decision in the case of
the State against Ciiristner, growing I
nut of the murder ot Fred Shaver at !
Ivionoogah last December. 1
It is known that the first vote of
the jury was eleven for complete ac- 1
gulttal and one for conviction ot first
aegree murder. After an hour's con- :
sidoratlnn ...
a-.o luauomugnier aems'on
was arrived at. Counsel for the de- 1
lense Immediately moved to set as'd<> 1
the verdict and grant a new trial and 1
the hearing of argument on this motion
was set for April 16. 1
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RAILROAD MUST SELL STEAMER8 ,
WASHINGTON, March 26?In the ]
first case brought tiffder the Panama
canal act requiring railroads to dls- t
pose of th^tr'steamshlp interests the i
Supreme cxiurt today decided the uehigh
Valley railroad must relinquish <
Its great lake steamship transports- 1
tion lines operating vessels between i
Buffalo, Chiaago and Milwaukee. t
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A New Worry. !
Reminding a man that worry will (
shorten his days merely glveB him ,
something new to worry about. .
; in the West Virgini
the event of possible interna
The troops have been calh
die western states not inclu
ders made public yesterday,
ment follows:
The following additional i
have been called into the fed
poses of police protection ag
with the postal, commercial;
strumentalities:
Illinois. 1st. 5th and 6th regiments
Indiana, second regiment lnlantr.
Iowa, first regiment infantry.
.Missouri, first and third regiment
Nebraska, fourth regiment infanti
Minnesota, first regiment Infantn
Michigan, thirty third regiment
Wisconsin, third regiment infantr
South Dakota, third battalion of 1
North Dakota, second battalion of
Colonado, first and second separati
Wyoming, Second separate batalic
Ohio, 3rd and 6th regiment Infant
Oregon, third regiment infantry.
California, 2nd, 6th and 7th re gin:
- Idaho, 2nd regiment Infantry.
Montana second regiment infantry
Washington, 2nd regiment infantry
Of these organizations tl
the federal service and in coi
ed out as planned.
Michigan thirtv third info
. , ? ?? w*? v* HiXU
Colorado, 1st and 2nd sepa
Ohio, third and sixth regir
"It is.requested that no c
in the press with regard to ;
troops unless given out by tl
The new order makes a tc
fantry regiments called into
purpose, supplemented by six
eral detached companies. Tl
in connection with police wor
tary department acting undc
department.
The Guard units summoned yesterday
were: Massachusetts. Second and
Ninth Refitments; Pennsylvania.
First and Third Regiments; Maryland,
Fourth Regiment; District of
Columbia, First Separate Battalion;
Virginia. Second Regiment; Ver-,
mont, Company B, First Regiment;
Connecticut. First Regiment; New
York, Second and Seventy-flrBt Regiments;
Delaware, First Battalion,
First Regiment.
The following organizations now
In the Federal service will not be
mustered out: Thirteenth Pennsylvania;
A and B companies of the first
Georgia.
Division of the United States into
tlx Instead of the existing four military
departments was announced yesterday
by the War Department. The
two new departments are the Northeastern,
comprising the New England
States, and the Southeastern, com
prlslDK the States in the old South.
MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood is transferred
from command of the Department
of the EJast to the new Southeastern
Department; MaJ. Gen. J.
Franklin Bel! from the Western Department
to tho Eastern Department;
Maj. Gen. Clarence R, Edwards from
the Canal Zone to tho Northeastern
Department Major General Barry
pf the Central Department and Major
General Pershing of the Southern Department
remain in their commands.
The order states that tho changes
ire to facilitate decentralization of
command. Pennsylvania and West |
Virginia remain in the Eastern De-'
partment and Ohio in the Central Department.
Brig. Gen. Edward .H. Plummer
will command the troops in the Pantma
Canal Zone.
Preaident Wilson has signed an orier
authorizing the increase of the
tfavy to 87,000 men from the present
authorized strength of 74,500. He
look the step on the recommendation
)f Secretary Daniels under authority
tranted by Congress in the case of a
'.National emergency." The present
ictual strength of the Navy is 62,000
men. The additional men will be
used to man the reserve ships.
an Tonight It Pays
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'ING BEFC
fER U. S. I
!IVED SA1
PISWI OH
III FOB OEAIH
OF ElBBOOKS
Jury Was Obtained This
Morning Without Any
Delay.
Trial of the case of the State against
Frank Plsconerl, who Is charged with
the murder of E. \V Brooks on the
night of January 16, started in circuit
court this afternoon after the morning
was required in getting a Jury.
At press time the jury and court was
inspecting the scene of the crime following
the details of the case by the
Prosecutor in his address to the Jury
and an eloquent introduction by Con
eruDBiiiuu i?i] m; .seeiy, nis counsel.
The jury, which Is trying the case
is composed of J. M. Loeper, Brooks
Floyd, R. E. Davis, B. F. CornwellJ
Wlllla mMlchael, Ira L. Donly, A. M. i
King. J. W. Irvln, J. D. Radford. C. E.
Parrlsh, J. A. Fear and L. K. Metz. I
The state will try to prove, under
an Indictment for murder In the first
degree, that on the evening In question
after having quarroled with Jim Pactflco,
an Italian, the deceased came
home to his rooms over the PIsconerl
store In the Bardeltl property on Pennsylvania
avenue and thero the defendants
was asked to assist in deterring
Brooks from his announced intention
to go back and fight Paclfico.
Recognizing PIsconerl as a countryman
of Paciflco's, Brooks made a rush
at PIsconerl and after knocking down
his sweetheart, Mary Ambrose, started
the fight with the defendant which resulted
in the killing, which the defense
alleges was in self defense.
Two Houses Burn
In Hoult Today
BELONGED TO OARY L. HOULT
AND WERE N^AR THE CENTER
OF THE TOWN.
Fire of unknown origin destroyed
two one story dwelling houses at
Hoult this morning shortly after six
o'clock. The houses which were the
property of Dory L. Iioult were situated
In the centre of the village. Fire
discovered in one of the dwellings had
gained such headway that before it
could be extinguished it had spread to
a nearby dwelling which was also consumed
The houses were occupied by the
families of John Barley and William
Hess. A loss of several hundred dollars
was sustained.
CHRISTNFR UFRDICT
UENTIN
EE DUTY
ENGLAND
I If 1ST
BEEN CALLED OUT
uarding Points Where Then
SI
utbreaks of German
thizers.
? TROOPS SECi
? m
ated Press.)
26?Twenty six additional
and five additional separate
d troops have been ordered
the protection of property in
1 disturbances.
id from 18 western and midded
in the list of similar or-.
The war department statelational
guard organizations
leral service for general purainst
possible interference
and military channels and in:
i
Infantry. . >. '
Infantry. 1
7'
infantry.
yth
regiment Infantry,
first regiment infantry.
> battalions infantry. :
in infantry,
ry.
lent infantry
ie following are already is
lsequence will not be musterntry.
rate battalions,
nents.
letails of locality be carried
further distribution of these
\e war department." ' ^
)tal of 32 national guard inthe
federal service for police
. separate battalions ana sevbey
will be assigned to posts
k by commanders of the mili:r
instructions from the war
liliif
hi ran
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Mayor's Measure Provides
For General Supervis- '
ion of Theatres i
? JlS
At the regular Monday morningmseting
of the City lioard of Affairs Mayor
Anthony Jbowen presented for first
reading an ordinance designated as:
An Ordinance, prohibiting exhibitions,
shows, and emcrtalnments offensive ;h
to the moral sense, etc.; prohibiting \v
the exhibition of pictures subjected to
certain censorship and falliDg of approval;
and prohibiting indecent conduct
In places oi entertainment and
providing for punishments for violations
thereof.
The ordinance as drafted punishes
violators by a fine of {100 and less for
each offense, or a jail sentence, it
takes into Its power the punishment of
people who congregate at moving picture
housoB for purposes other than
the actual viewing of the pictures, Ho
pictures csn be shown which have not
been censored. Owners, managers,
agents or any person connected with
show houses will be held responsible
for the moral conduct of the patrons
of the bouses and for the showing of
pictures uncensored.
\V. E. Hartman was granted a permit
to ereot a sign on Main street. A
petition signed by residents of Robinson
street asking for the prompt paring
of that street was read and referred
to the street department. This
work will be done as soon as the weather
permits which will likely be wltbln
the week.
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