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I * Northern West Virginia's Greatest Newspaper ~ v . i ESTABLISHED 1868. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA* SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 7,1917. TOPAV? NEWS TODAY PRICE THREE CENTS I |: 1/1 the beauty c I With a Glory ii From "The Battle H 11 HOMES 10 BE BUILT ON EAST t SIDE BY G, FJ. CO. / ? I Will be Different From Any Other Houses Now in This City. The building of twenty-five model homes, to be designed and supervised by Thomas H. Pierson. civic and bous ing engineor and general manager of Creator Fairmont Investment Company, was authorized to be entered into at or noar the plant of the nuiciitau vuivu anu inns c.umpauy, ut a meeting of directors of the Fairmont Building and Investment Company held yesterday afternoon. Work will be started on the homes as soon as plans can be prepared by Mr. Pler1 son and It Is expected to have them * completed and ready for occupancy by the tltne operations are started in the Valve and Tank factory. Mr. l'iorson announced this morning that the homes would be different from an others in the city, being planned along lines of the latest knowledge gained on the subject of correct Industrial housing. The twenty-five i tructures will be attractively grouped about near enough to the plant of the , Valve and Tank company as to make them very convenience for men employed there. *"* Russian Wants to I Join W. Va. Guards a young ttussian entered tne county clerk's office this morning accompanied by two of the National guardsmen, one of whom Inquired If that were the the office where the "civilization" pa, pers were Issued. On being Informed that naturalization papers might be secured at the circuit clerk'B office the tplo went there, where the first papers vere taken out by the young Russian who wished to enter the service. RELIEF STEAMER SUNK I NEW YORK, April 7.?The Belgian relief steamer Anna FoBtenes carrying $360,000 worth of grain to Rotendam has been Bunk by a Qreman submarine. The vessel carried no Am^ ericans. Mayor's Americar " BYANTHO (Mayor of I The Congress of the Un: a state of war:? I, Anthony Bowen, Mayc to make this formal procl dents of foreign birth and power who may now be re cinity that they need fear l al or property rights so loi about their business and c abiding manner. I The United States has m ed the property of any foi I own acts he made it neces I ', I therefore advise and u; M izens of foreign birth to r? m questions involved in the pi P maintain the attitude of lo I urgently request all o: calm and considerate attiti I out regard to their nations I pulse of American patriotii 1 hearts of foreign born citia Fairmont and communit I assist in upholding the has I fense of humanity. Mention Last Nigt Ail. ' *L iM 7 J^^^K^i^SBr 'iiJi >f the lilies Christ was n His bosom that tran ymn of the Republic" by Julia Select Head of Women's Dept. of the Y.M.C.A. TIT: /~i *jf T7^ ?x c rv lTxias vjiace ui. rosier 01 iJdy ton, Ohio Y. W. C. A. Is Asked to Come Here. At a special called meeting of the directors of the Y. M. C. A. at 11:30 this morning, a call was extended to MIbs Grace m. Foster to become the general secretary of the newly formed women's department of the "Y." Miss Foster is now physical director in the Dayton, Ohio, Y. W. C. A. but Secretary Kight and the board of directors are confident that she will accept the invitation to head the Fairmont women's department. Miss Foster, who was in the city this morning talking to the directors and to Mr. Kight, left this afternoon but will return May 1 if she accepts the local position. Immediately on her arrival she will start superintending the preliminary work which wilt create a new department in the "Y" building on First street. Miss Foster is a sister of Dr. E. H. T. Foster, a man prominent in International committee circles of Y. M. P A nrnrlr nrtfl (c horaalf a vnntK* trn I man of several years' experience In physical direction and social service work. Raid Victims Give Bond for Hearing Joe Kollsh, charged with violating the Yost low. gave bond yesterday for his appearance to answer the charge later. He had been arrested and placed in the county Jail following a raid led by Sheriff A. M. Glover Thursday night when Kolish and Andy Markovltch of the East side were doing an illtgitimate business on Water street. Alice Hicks and Joe Lee. both colored, are awaiting trial on whiskey charges, having been confined to Jail when Sheriff Glover found 100 pints nf whiflkov at RJIIv Mnvo nn Waohinir. ton street. Mable Ware, colored, who lives in the residential district of Fairmont ave nue, is still awaiting a hearing on a charge of selling whiskey. When her place was raided 22 pints were found. lism Proclamation NYBOWEN Fairmont) ited States having declared ?r of Fairmont deem it wise amation, assuring all resicitizens of any foreign siding in Fairmont and vi10 invasion of their personng as they go peaceably onduct themselves in a law ever, in any war, confiscat eign resident unless by his sary. rgently request all such cit;frain from discussion of esent crisis and steadfastly yalty to this country. * our people to maintain a ide toward every one withalitv. You will find the 3m beating faithfully in the ?ns. y invite all nationalities to nds of our president in deht That Stoves Were EASTER yf $f^M born across the sea, sfigures you and me: Ward Howe. lifOl Ill WOMEN FORI JOBS ONTHE CARS ' Six Months Training Course Here and in Clarksburg. i Anticipating that War may take I many of the men now employed on it" I lines, the Monongahela Valley Trac- I tion company yesterday afternoon authorized the superintendents of the Fairmont and Clarksburg divisions to open training schools for women, who atter a six months course will be prepared for positions as conductors on the city lines in the two cities. In , Europe where the drain of men has ? been pronounced it has been found that the women make as good conductors, and even motormen, as the men. Superintendents at Fairmont and Clarksburg will receive applications from women who want to enter the training school, and It is expected that nnmhprs will he Interested in the work. Because the work on the Inter- I urban lines Is harder, It is not likely a that women will be employed on those ? lines. ^ In addition to the traffic department, women will bo used in the other departments of the company wherever f] possible. s The local company is the first in n the state to have announced its inton- j, tion of using the women, but in a few wetks other companies will be forced to take the same action. The Monon- " gahela Valley Traction company expects to have Its force of women 1 trained by the time the shortage of f! men becomes ncute, end in this way aB- n sure to the cities they operate in, an n uninterrupted and efficient service. e FIRST M. [. SPECIAL i 5FRUIP.FS TO mnSF \ ULIIIIULU IU ULUUL t ' n 8 Sunrise Prayer Meeting Will Begin the Day There ? Tomorrow. ? ti 11 Tomorrow will mark the close of the three-week evangelistic campaign c which has been successfully carried on y at the First M. E. church by the pas- h tor, Rev. C. E. Goodwin, assisted by p Rev. J. T. Keenan, pastor of Andrew's a M. E. church of Grafton. c The service tomorrow will consist t of a sunrise prayer service at six o'clock. The Sunday school will con- n vonc at the usual hour and following this the tegular morning church service will be held and a large number of members will be received Into the church. Tomorrow night Rev. Mr. Goodwin will preach to Crusade Commander}' P No. 6 Kciguts icopiar which orgam- < > zation will attend the services in a tl body. The chtlr will furnish special n music for both morning and evening v services. lc all these servlcea the e public iB invited. r , , B More Excursions on the Valley Gem ' ti Two excursions will be run down a the river on the Valley Gem tomorrow c afternoon, the first leaving the East o Side wharf at three o'clock In the aft- o ernoon and the second leaving at seven o In the evening. Round trip tickets d will be fifty cents and the excursion e will be as far down the river as the tl boat can go and get back In the rea- tl sonable time. b Needed At the Army IN AMERh 'jW^ av\ f ^V'3 ^pK^wfMji fa.., ' As H \ l^ar Proclaimed at Independence Hall Bell Tower PHILADELPHIA, April 7.?As in the days of the American Revolution, when something momentous occurred, the city of Philadelphia yesterday notified its citizens of the signing by the President of the war resolution by ringing the bell at Independence Hall. From the same tower, where liberty was proclaimed in 1776, the Liberty bell's deep-toned succes nut wan i uiuhuk ai uau-unuuic mtervals for 30 minutes. liSili FOR FIRST REGT. ^ive Carloads of It Arrived From Philadelphia This Morning. Fivo car loads of equipment incluaBg horses' and mules arrived from 'hlladelphla depot on the Baltimore nd Ohio railroad this morning and fere unloaded during the afternoon, "his equipment will fit out the regiicnt so that It will he able to move :om this city within a few days. It's orvlce la needed by the War departjent and as soon as every man Is rovided with the regulation equiplent and accoutrements they will most Uely move. Company H, Captain Francis 'hrn 11 a m rwrnA Vi i a 11ft man anft nf. leers to the camp ground this afteroon leaving the Armory empty. The iud -which yesterday made life misrable at camp has begun to dry and hould the weather stay dry and warm he slag which is being put on the oadways through the camp will make ood ground. Colonel Lockett, Captain Burleson, .leutenant Saunders and Sergeant Ihetterly, all of the Regulars, have bout completed their work here with he exception of the companies still o come. When these will arrive is ot known, the orders which had been ent the captains to bring their men eing rescinded. Headquarters company ate dinner toay at camp for the first time. The len enjoyed the outdoor meal and the amp city has become one of great fforts on the part of the men to get he best out of their present mode of Iving. The Y. M. C. A. with Blickley in harge has become the rendezvous for oung ffellows writing letters to sweetearts, sending cards to friends and or others who like to read. Books nd cushions were sent out from the entral Y. M. C. A. this afternoon for he benefit of the soldiers. City Hall Notes ?' | 'i David Dean, of the city street deartment, was busy all day today gating the road between the city and tie camp site repaired so that equiplent could be hauled. This street ras scraped at a great cost to the city arller In the spring and since the ains has become the worst piece of treet or road in the county. The realrs will take about two days and hould suffice until all loads are hauld to camp. The fire department has begun to ike up a collection of old army rifles nd Intend to drill to be ready when a all comes. Already they have three Id rusty pieces which have bayonets n them about 20 Inches long. One f the bayonets Is curved and very angerous looking. They will be good nough to drill with, the department links and when they are called to le front they will get new and easier andled guns. Y.M.C.A. Brought < 2 A: 1917 e died to make mer MEN FREE, VKile God is Marchinj iiTiii first emu 01 German Cnrispr is Blown Up By Her Own Crew Two Warrant Officers And ( Five Enlisted Men Killed in the Explosion. (By Associated Fress) WASHINGTON, D. C., April 7.? The Interned German gunboat Cormo ] rant at Guam has -been blown up. t Tho Cormorant refused to surrender c to American forces which went to tako ' possession of her and was destroyed f by her crew. I Two German warrant officers and five enlisted men of tho crew, were ] killed In tho explosion. Twenty officers, 12 warrant officers and 321 enlisted men wore taken prisoners. 1 The Navy department announcement J said: "The Interned German cruiser j Cormorant at Guam refused to surrender and blew herself up killing two warrant officers and five enlisted men. j Twenty officers, 12 warrant officers t and 321 enlisted men were taken prls- ( oners." 1 The message was received at the Navy department at 9 a. m. today from Hont Pnv Smfth nmvornnr Af fliinm and commandant ot the naval station c there. ( The explosion toolc place at 8 o'clock , last night. Washington time. WILL BE PBEB FOR' KOIJNG GARDENERS Women's Club Civic Committee Now at Work on ] the Details. For the purpose ot inspiring the boys and girls of the community with a zeal for cleaning up and beautifying their surroundings, the Civic committee of the Women's club .?nd the city ) officials will outline a system where- i by a serleB of prizes will be offered boys and girls for the best flower garden and the best vegetable gardon J to be grown In their respective ward: ' For the purpose of devising a scheme J for this work, the Civic committee of the club together with the club pres- ! ldent, Mrs. J. A. Meredith, Miss Mar- ] guerlte Jordan, welfar worker for the : Consolidation Coal company, and Miss J Maud Van Buren, national organizer for th eJunlor Civic league, held a con- . ference with the city officials yesterday afternoon In the office of Mayor ' Bowen. , Plans were discussed concerning the matter and another meeting will be . held Monday afternoon at four o'clock when It Is thought the plans will be completed and the announcements made In regard to the prises. Miss Van Buren who had Bpent the greater part of the week here In looking over civic conditions agroed to i remain over for this meeting and will t outline what she believes to be the 1 best system to be adopted by the local r people. I Miss Van Bnren has done excellent 1 work among the children in the city and has enlisted a loyal army ot help- j ers already them. She stated yester- c day .that Fairmont civto conditions < tttttttttb.tal hllr?$dtS-TecCrsltcll87fw 1 were far above the average though the I one glaring lack she had found In the s city was a place ot recreation for girls, a a Flood ot Offers.-F , / ^W L holy, LET US DIE y on! Olffilpi f WAR Ml Ml Brazil Will c Declare War On Germany Cuban Congress Expected a to Act Tonight?Ger- 81 many's Allies Break. "1 ri (By Associated Press) t] LONDON, April 7??Passports have y been placed at the disposal of the American embassy staff In Vienna ac- e lording to a dispatch to the Exchange B' Telegraph company from The Hague, n luotlng a telegram received there from :ho Austrian capital. tl The dispatch says Bulgaria and Tur. 11 <ey have also decided to break of ? elatlona with the United States and p hat Holland probably will look alter Austrian Interest In Washington and tl \merlcan Interests In Vienna. R u LONDON, April 7?The Central lr 7ews says it is semiofficially Informed lhat a declaration of war by Brazil ? igalnst Germany may be expected by ; ilonday. NEW YORK, April 7.?The Cuban !? :ongresB tonight la expected to deilare that a state of war exists between duba and the Imperial German govern- ~ nent according to a cable message :rom E. S. Azplazu, private secretary ^ .0 President Menocal to the republic ?; )t Cuba news bureau here. FORTY NEW CARS ! FOR FRACTION CO. I ? u Hundred Thousand Dollars w to be Invested in Roll- * ing Stock. |j i. Forty new electric cars, to cost when completed a total of nearly w 1100,000, were decided as being neces- a lary equipment by the Monongahela It Valley Traction company yesterday ^ itternoon. The decision to purchase tl he extra cars, which will be used on lnes now being built and extended >y the company, was made at a conlermce between general Manager E. B. Moore, President J. O. Watson and j? Superintendent of Transportation ,, Bowman the latter coming from Clarks " purg to make his recommendations. jj The cars will be double truck inaniKtian -n o ? V w. 81 ind freight cars, the number of each vhlch will purchased having not been f leclded definitely as yet * Patients Leave Cook Hospital TV Several patients were dismissed tolay from Cook hospital ad returned o their homes among the number be- 81 ng James I. Michael of Fairmont ave- 8 tue, Frank Smith,- of Rlvesvllle, Mlsa fc Harriet Coleman, of Mannlngton, and e< diss Cetna Oreen, of Mannlngton. W Among those admitted within the >ast few data are Mrs. Josepr Rltzman if Virginia avenue. Miss Nellie Qlovir, of Route No. 8, and Mrs. Harry si ting, of Murray avenu. Mrs. J. E. m iaugherty who had a leg amputated ol it the hospital recently continues In to . serious condition. f: or Quick Returns U& & ...i * P v|!l TO MAKE I I *i H rn nrr nniot [u urr hi I wm_ nil 1 Commerce Tied Up Tight While the Navy Inves- "''1 tigates. CBy Associated Press} H WASHINGTON, D. C., ApHI Tw* :eport8 of German commerce raider* M IT the Atlantic porta were flashed long the sea board today and all hipping practically was tied up whllt aval patrols went out to estiabUsb le Identity of the mysterious ships sported near the steamer lanes. WS It was the first breath of war a! 1 to doorB of America and It aent s irill through the country. The first report came from Nantucki t light Vessel whlrh Haw ?* - iip passing -west at 7:20 this morning i nd promptly reported it to the Boston V . 2 avy yard and the navy department. _ a The destroyer flotillas are at sea lq ft j ie vicinity and presumably they heard le wireless warning which swept th? last lines and set out to locate th? ? lysterlous cratt. Meanwhile ship- ' ?1 tng was warned not to ventnre out, Soon after a report of a raider otl '[* ie Virginia cape came from Hampton cads where shipping was also held p while armed craft" went to sea to ivestlgate. / '"jgsM Navy officials expect many reports 1 raiders while sea coast Is at high jnslon and many such probably will lrn out to be unoffending cratt :'"sS No precautions are being overlooked owever and navy patrol Is on the lert to examine all strange ships. ~:j'a NEWPORT, R. I? Apr. 7?It was at :40 oclock that the war painted craft lomed out of the fog some fifty miles }uth of Nantucket Island and about > mile seast of Newport She was dl3ctly In the lane of west bound ship(ng and not more than 200 miles by :;j ie usual course from New York. The supposed raider showed two lasts and a huge smokestack. She t ppeared to be about 10,000 tons and I )mc snipping men who heard thi* do:rlptlon expressed the opinion that ;S fie was an armed cruiser disguised a a merchantman. A few minutes after she was picked p she was lost again In the fog. antucket lightship, the outpost for est bound Bhlpptng, Is anchored 4S tiles east by south of Nantucket is- 'J, ind and 00 miles east of Newport. It i 191 mlle? east of Ambrose channel '/J glitshlp at the entrance to New York ail or and mams the turning' point >r west bound craft heading for Newart News and New York. The raider as holding to the regulation coarse . \ uu would have be'en within easy etrlk ' ig distance of outward shipping. How- ; - ( - cr as far as Is known no vessels ere moving past the shoals at the me the hostile ship wei sighted. 8AW SUB IN GULF. TAMPA, Fla., April 7.?Capt Llndulst and the crew of a fishing smack om Sarasota today reported that icy saw a large submarine In ths $ -i ult yesterday. The captain reported a saw no Identification marks on ths lbmarlne. Jrop Report Sends JPrices Soaring (By AbocUW Press) CHICAGO, April 7. ? Accepting heat crop condition! u shown by >e government report as a calamity, le wheat market here today made tnsatlonal advances ot from 8% cents % bushel for May options to 13% cents >r September. July advanced 13%! >nts. May corn cold at 6% cents and ray oats 1% cents. FIRE AT BELMONT TRAOK NEW YORK. April 7.?Club houses, Abies and grand stands of the Belont park race track on the ont skirts [ Brooklyn, were almost destroyed day by fire. The loss Is estimated at " g West Virginian A i ^ ?v"