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^ A Quality Newspaper for the Home
ufi n at g nTi nr.K
Kings Daughters Send Supply
of Soap to Mobilization
Rev. Di\ Broomfield Tells of!
His Impressions at the
?.wc iub gruuuu win see
that it doesn't take the average West
Virginia sholdler long to learn the
uaiiual. Thero are now 1300 enlisted
men in camp.
Five hundred pieces of soap and
five hundred wash rags were sent the
hoys in camp yesterday by the King's
.'laughters. The men were greatly
pleased to get these artlclse. Not since
< the first day In camp have the slodlers
looked so fresh and clean as
today, they seemingly taking great
delight in using the gifts.
Xo more soldiers for guard duty
.vill be sent away for the present, at
leant no orders are on hand.
Colonel Jolliffe. ably assisted by his
i staff, has camp matters running at the
:;roaiest possible efficiency. Equipment
continues to come in every day
and by five o'clock this evening there
should he 100 or more horses on the
grounds for pulling wagons and for
,, mounted orderlies. Should these horses
he unloaded in time there may be some
of the better ones in parade.
Reports from the companies out of
town lndlcnte the tnen. especially the
; company in Pittsburgh are having the
times of their lives. Thev work hard.1
1 drill often Dut eat and sleep well.
Colonel Lockett, Captain R. C.
Burleson. Lieutenant Omvald Saunders
have left Fairmont. They are
the mustering officers for the United
States Army. Sergeant Shetterly, U.
S. Army instructor, sent here to get
the First regiment In shape has been
appointed to a commission as First
Lieutenant West Virginian Infantry
N. G.
Out. of the 1348 soldiers examined
by Major William A. Powell, U. S. A.,
for service but 48 fell down. Many
' of these were discharged because of
bad hearing, eyes and size.
Yesterday morning Rev. J. C. Broomflold,
pastor of the Temple M. P. congregation.
preached to the boys in
* camp. This morning he jolted down
the following impressions:
Appreciating the keen Interest of
the general public in the soldier boys
aow in camp on the edge of our city,
and the eagerness with which every
item of news relating thereto is received,
it occurred to me that a few
words from my pen might not be
, amiss.
"I have visited the camp three times
and had the pleasure of preaching
there yesterday morning. My impresI
sions were as follows:
I "First, the optimistic spirit of the
I boys in spite of the many things there
were to discourage. Ham and snow
I and mud, such as they encountered
the first days In camp, were enough
I to dampen the zeal of the most entbusiastlc.
The boys, however, 'faced
I the music' like real men, and the
'esplrt de corps' seemed to me to he
I excellent.
"My second impression grew out of
the place occupied In the camp life
I by the branch Y. M. C. A. that had
^^B been established there.
,< "A mere alert, wide-awake, accomB
modating group of workers could hardBjy
be found that Secrotary KIght and
I his assistants.
"I feel confident that many of the
boys have quietly thanked God for
the good cheer that these men have
B provided.
"The Y. M. C. A. headquarters are
located In the fine poultry house of the
Fair Ground Association. It has been
^^transferred Into a veritable club
house. All that chairs and tables and
cushions and stacks of magazines, and
roaring fires and abundance of writing
material, and good fellowship can do,
^HjUs been done there. In my humble
(Continued on Pace Eight)
p Fairmont Wc
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I . ?
Dress parade at Mobilization Camp |
yesterday evening wai so Impressive
and so greatly enjoyed by the visitors
which numbered thousands that it will
be repeated today.
The soldiers will do the same thing
1 aver this afternoon at 5 o'clock. Guard
Mount and parade will be held and
any one wishing to see the ceremony
and to hear the band music may do
' so by walking In and comfortably seating
hlmBelf in the grandstand. Tho
ranks aro gradually becoming deleted
by leaves to married men. All married
men whether they make requisition
for discharge or not will be discharged
should they have dependants.
New men to take their places are
being drilled with the old members
nnd iViaoa i.luUi~- * ""
Tall Staff Being Made by
Fairmont Mining Machine
A giant flag will be waving from the
top of Palatine Knob on the highest
flag pole in the state, the flag and its
pole to be the central feature of a park
that is to be made on the knob by the
Greater Fairmont Investment com-1
pany, owners of the land.
The idea of making a park of the fa-'
mous knob was decide.! by Greater
Fairmont investment oiticials Friday
and the placing of a great flag was decided
Saturday On being told of the
plan, S. 1,. Watson asked to be permitted
to furnish the flag and his offer
was accepted. Senator C W. Watson,
who went to New York yesterday, was
notified to make the purchase of the
flag today.
The park which will be built on the
knob is being designed by Messrs. Paul
and Ford, landscape engineers with
Sanderson and Porter, and in the em->
ploy of the Greater Fairmont Invest-1
ment company. When finished It is I
expected that it will be site ot the most j
popular resorts of the city since the j
knob is the highest point in Marion j
county and Is the site of the first house j
built In the county.
On the occasion of the 1 aislng of the
great flag, a public ceremony will be
arranged and the event probably will
be the most momentous flag raising!
In the history of Fairmont.
The huge pole on which the flag will
be placed Is being manufactured by the
Fairmont Mining Machinery company.
WANTS 11,115,000
County Court Will Open
Bids for Road Material
Today Also.
Bonds to the value of $1,175,000, to
provide money for the paving of roads
in Paw Paw, Lincoln and Grant districts.
will be sold this afternoon by
the Marion county court, the court be-j
lng in session at press time tor that I
purpcse. Representatives ot bond buying
firms arc present, their bids having
been presented lo the clerk ot tho
county court before noon today.
The inspecting of bids tor materials
t obe used in tho construction of the
roads, will also be started this afternoon.
12 o'clock noon leday was the
lime limit for these bids, which having
been advertised extensively in the'
Manufacturers Record and other trade I
journals are expected to have attracted
a large number of first lass contractors.
With the letting of the contracts I
actual work will be starfe.' at once and j
in a few weeks the first road will be- j
gin to materialize.
Roosevelt Plan
Before Congress
i My Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C? April 16.?
Theodore Roosevelt's plan for raising
and accompanying a volunteer expedition
abroad were placed before the
Senate Military committee today by
Chairman Chamberlain at a meeting
called to consider the administration
army elective graft bill.
Details of the plan were submitted
by the Colonel to the chairman of the
Senate and House military committees
in response to a request made when
he was hero recently to confer with
President Wilson about the project.
While expressing hearty approval
of the administration bill Col. Roosevelt
insisted that volunteers could be
put on the firing line and that the
American flag should be there at the
earliest possible moment
University's Head
Snfia.lrs fnr Wp.slpva/n
? JT '"J
Presdent Frank B. Trotter of the
West Virginia university, and who for
a period of seventeen years connected
with Wesleyan seminary, spoke in the
theinterest of Wesleyan yesterday
morning at the First M. E. church
where the Launching campaign to secure
half a million dollars for the institution
was commenced.
President Joseph Rosier of the State
Normal school in introducing the
speaker spoke briefly of the need of
good institutions of learning all over
the state and elsewhere and that the
need for the institutions was greater
now than ever before.
Mr. Trotter gave an eloquent appeal
for Wesleyan. Ho left here In the afternoon
for Grafton where he spoke
In the evening. Dr. H. H. Ewlng of
Morgantown, occupied the pulpit at
the First M. E. last night.
men Read The West
... - ; i
romorrow Plan for Coal
Run Bridge Will be
The city Board of Affairs in session I
his morning at the instance of J. Waler
Barnes, finance commissioner, enered
an order giving the city collccor
permission to go ahead and collect
axes and paving hills which have been
ong overdue. This will be done as p
oon as possible and all outstanding 1 L
lebts will be collected according to the j |
nethoils prescribed by law.
This and reading the minutes of the
ast meeting preceded the adjournment j
>f the body until tomorrow morning r
vhen the board will sit again to meet
.Villiam Meusser, of the Concrete
itcel Engineering company of New
fork. At this meeting Mr. Meusser
vill present several tentative plans,
>ne of which will be selected. This
efers only to the Coal ran bridge.
is. i.f. cm i
Was Remarkable Woman in
Many Ways and Well
Known. 1
But Kept Up Her Interest <
in Her Friends and Pub- ;
lie Questions.
Mrs. Lorinda Frances Carney, prob- 1
ably the oldest resident of the city,,
died on Sunday afternoon shortly after I
two o'clock at the home of her son in' j
law J. M. Hartley, on Quincy street,! I
where she had made her home for the j
las tseveral years. For the last sev-j
eral months Mrs. Carney had been ill1
as the result of ia general break down J
of the system and in the last week heri
condition had become much worse.' ^
The end came quietly and peacefuly.'
A number of years ago, Mrs. Carney!
whose homestead is on Madison St.,
was injured in a fall while on a visit
to her daughter the late Mrs. J. M.I
Hartley. Her hip was injured by the!
fall and woing to her advanced age she,
never recovered tho use of her leg]
and had Bince been practically help-1!
less. She had remained at the Hart-j'.
ley home since the accident. Notwithstanding
the affliction which pro-',
hibited her hitherto active duties Mrs. | ,
Carney remained busy spending hours ,
of the time in knitting and sewing,
and muc hot her hand work done in|,
recent years is the prized possesion! i
of her grand children and great grand I,
children. !;
Mrs. Carney was a woman of ad-i i
vanned ideas and until stricken with I >
Her last illness maintained an active in j (
terest in affairs of town, state and i
nation. She was a devoted student!
fo the Bible and a constant reader of i
the newspapers and her counsel wasji
sought not only by members of her j 1
family but by a wide acquaintance ofl
friends as well. Former residents of I
the city on paying visits here after I '
absences of numbers fo years never!
failed to visit Mrs. Carney who receiv-'
ed them with a hospitality for which |
she was famed and who never failed |
to remember the visitor. She had been j
many years a devoted member of the! 6
Presbyterian church. j j
The deceased was a daughter of Ja ' i
cob and Martha Madeira and was born i;
on July 1, 1824, in Morgantown. She t
was the eldest of eight children, the j j
youngest of which. Miss Ellen Maderla.; ,
survives. Miss Maderla resides at the ! i
home of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Smith on ,
Madison street. I i
At the ago of twenty years Mrs. Car- ,
ney was united in marriage with John ,
Carney, a druggist, and during the |,
earlier years of their married life re- j ,
sided in Morgantown, Grafton, Reeds-j
ville and Fairmont. To the union was ;.
V. .1 u.? " -
uwiu uuu uauijiutji, iTiuty manna barney,
wife of J. M. Hartley. Mrs. Hartley's
death occurred two years ago on
May 4th, 1915. Mr. Carney's death occurred
in March, 1892, at the age of 70
Four grandchildren survive her, t
namely, Mrs. Glenn Urcer. Messrs. E. i
F. Hartley and H. J. Hartley, all of this
city, and Carney Hartley of Denver, i
Col. Ten great grandchildren also j
survice. I
Duiing the years of her invalidism >
Mrs. Carney has been the object of the
greatest devotion on the part of her t
family, her granddaughter, Mrs. Greer,
having come here at tho death of her (
mother to continue the loving care t
which the daughter so freely bestowed .
auu iu wiiiuii eacn mernucr 01 tne iam- j (
ily contributed. I t
Funeral services are announced to. 1
be held on Tuesday afternon oat 2:30l 1
o'clock from the Hartley residence11
conducted by Dr. H. G. Stoetzer and
interment will be made in Woodlawn (
Cemetery by Undertaker B, C. Jones. 1
WHEELING, W. Va? April 1G.?Peter
Boni, Italian, I. W. W. worker, who
narrowly escaped lynching at Dillonville,
Ohio, yesterday for tearing up
an American flag, was today ordered
interned for the duration of the war.
Federal unthorities will remove him
to Columbia in the near future.
NE WYORK, April 16.?The British
tank steamship Narragansett a ship
of 919G tons and one of the largest
carrier of bulk oil ever built, has been
torpedoed and sunk somewhere off the
Irish coast.
WASHINGTON, April 16. ?Presl
dent Wilson received William Jennings
Bryan at the White House this morn- t
Ing. They conferred in the President's f
room before he went to his office. f
' Virginian. Advertise
Was Arrested as a German JJ
Spy While Making Oil n
Prospects. c
IJr. Frank Reeves, doctor of phills- *
rhy at Johns Hophins university and
>011 of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reeves, of
:his city, who was arrested Saturday 'J
on Cabin Creek as an alleged Gor- c
nan spy, was released today after an ; P
lppoarance before federal authorities!''
it Charleston. 0
Dr. Reeves was arrested on the B
nountains of Cabin creek Friday even- ^
big when detectives discovered him
nuking maps of the region. In his room C
it Charleston where he has been stayng
with his wife, a German woman,
vere found many other maps of the
'harleston region with location marks
ipon them.
Inasmuch as he was in the region
jjrospecung ior an on company tlio j n
naps were a perfectly natural part oil j n
lis equipment. e
Wheeling Vocalist ?
to Sing in Fairmont f.
liisie Guudliug Duga. if Wheeling, a d
uprano of ability, will ting with the '
'airniont Choral society at their May v
estival on Thursday, the third. The | c'
lociety will sing Hady.'s "Creation" 1 ^
ind Mrs. Duga will sing the soprano :11
mrts. W. D. Harringtoof this city, a
vill sing the tenor scores and Jack Ab..
.. . (Un l? mil aha A .1 ?" HI"'-. I f>
/uil, uninuiic. ciiuius ui wily | **
roices ^ill support the soloists. Week- si
y rehearsals have been held since "
jarly in February for the event. The
egular rehearsal will be held Tues- a
lay night at 7:30 at the Y. M C. A. ti
luditorium. K
French Launch New ?
Drive in Alsace ^
PAIUS, April 16.?The French pene- T
rated the second line las-, night at sev- 1
;ral points In Alsace.
The official reports mention great
lumbers of German dead were found
n trenches which had been torn by E
Tench shell fire. Prisoners and booty \
vere brought back by the French. L
Further gains wore maue by French c
roops south of the Oise. j
There was heavy artillery fighting p
luring the night in Alsace-Lorraine. ^
he Champagne, in the region of Sols- e
ons and Rheims, and south of the j,
lise. Between Solssons and Rheims ^
he shell fire was particularly severe. cl
The artillery fighting became extreme- c
y violent during the night on the front a
letween Solssons and Rheims.
i\U\V ariKlXUALlST
p ^ ?* 1
^ fil
/T/er. cTcoTrltoMO 01
A Chicago society leader announces
the has talked to the spirit of W. T. T
Stead and has become a believer In C
iplrltuallam. cl
rs Who Want to Rea
Oil III OOD110
tritish Patrols are in Town
But Fall Not Announced.
Yench Report That They:
Are in Second Line
(By Associated Press)
LONDON", April 16.?Although Brlt.ih
patrols have been in the streets of j
ens and Gen. llaig's men are in the j
utskirts of St. Qucntin, the fall of'
either of these towns has as yet been i
fficially announced
The Germans, it is apparent, have '
ent in their reserve and are making
desperate defense to enable their j
ngineers to complete the dstruction'
f the mines an# factories at Lena
liich might have been useful to the ,
Despite the fact that all along the
ue between Lens und St. Qucntin the i
erman resistance has stiffened, Gen.;
iaig reports today the capture of Vll- j
:ret which straightened his line norm-1
rest of St. Quentin and announces furher
progress to the northwest of Lens. |
Counter attacks which the Germans |
avc launched at Monchy and Lagm-1
aurt suggest that the British are an
roachiug dangerously near the now
lerman line which, according to unfficial
accounts, the Germans have
ot had time to complete before the
Iritlsh offensive was launched.
>unday School Work
in Grant District
Sunday school workers, representing
early all the schools in Grant district,;
let Sunday afternoon at Manley chapI
on Coon's run and organized their
Istrict for more aggressive Sunday
:hool work. M. >i. ClelUnd. of Boothsillo
was salaried nrn-i'Hpnf I X.
inchart. vice president; Miss Nora
oon. secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Ashbo
lanley, superintendent cf tlie Homo
epartment; Oiiell Talkington, superitenilont
of the Cradle roll; L. C.
/eeks. superintendent of organized
lasses and adult work; Mrs. G. B.
ioore, secondary superintendent; D
. Smith, superintendent of missions
nd temperance.
A great deal of interest was maniisted
in the work of the Sunday
I'hools; a large number tuning part
t the discussions that were had.
People outside of Grant district who
tlended and assisted the organizaon
were H. F. Barb, county secretary;
1. J. Thomas, county treasurer; F. G
ray, president of Lincoln district, and
Irs. Lish Pigott, secretary of Lincoln
dstrict Sunday School association.
Jlarksburg Minister
n Grace Church Pulpit
The Rev. W. L. Heuser ,of St. Mark's
Inglish Lutheran church. Clarksburg,
V. Va., filled the pulpit of Grace
utheran church last Sunday night in
ichango with Pastor Kunkle who
applied at Clarksburg. Rev. Heuser
reached an interesting sermon from
.eta 9:8, "And Saul arose from the
irth; and when his eyes were opened,
e saw no man; but they led him by
re hand and brought him to Datnasus."
He was present for the Senior
hrislian Endeavor meeting and gave
all- a- *V.a
uci^iut vom UU IUO v<i UJJlil UUBCU'
nee of the Lord's day. The choir
endered "Sun of My Soul" very aceptably.
Ats, Agnes Neville
Dies in This CityMrs.
Agnes Neville, aged 39 yeara.
Ife of Theodore Neville, of Grant
own, died Sunday morning at Cook
ospltal after a brief illness from
aralysls. Mrs. Neville had moved
i Grant Town recently from Davis,
7. Va., where she formerly resided,
wo children by a former marriage
irvlve, Earl E. Evans, of Salamanca,
Y.. and Mrs. A. H. Phillips, of Grant
own. The son and a sister, Mrs. R.
. Rlnker, of Concho, W. Va., arrived
sre yesterday In answer to a mesige
announcing Mrs. Neville's serifs
The body will be Interred at Grant
own but the hour has not been set.
hdertaker Musgrave and Son in
large. i
ch Them Directly A
won nm
Morgantown Barber, White,
Victim of Throw Down
by Cupid.
Police court this morning was 99 and
44-100 per cunt, pure negro. Three gentlemen
of color were pinched at 1:45
this morning on Cherry avenue for trying
to break into some nouses In that
section. They are Allen Milburn, oi
llaltimore; John Miller, of Pittsburgh,
and Elijah Wright. All were released
tor lack of evidence. Nine other
blacks, Edward Link, Charley Williams.
Bob Crowder, Jaac Ellis, Seymour
Scott, Shields Hallway, Charles
Ji-huoon, Prank Baker and C. Merchant
forfeited $5 each for shooting
crap in the presence of the chief or
police who was searching Scotty's
place on Jackson street for a man wanted
at Clarksburg. The men refused to
come at first claiming the chief should
first have a warrant. After being told
that they were caught in the act rolls
nf-Hillu mora /HcnlnvoH "-"H oooli
"vn, UiU|/IUJ WU uuu VBVU
duced the $5.
Jack Fanning, colored, was juggeo
Saturday night drunk and gave to yesterday
tor his appearance this morning.
lie tailed to appear.
Telia Watkins. drunk at the B&ltimure
and Ohio station, forfeited $5.
John Korber, barber, of Jlorgantown,
was the last prisoner called. Korbei
was badly cut and scratched, having
beeu arrested for being found drunk
on Washington stree.t He had purchased
a pint of water from a negro
for $1.50. He told the court he was
not a drinking man that he had come
here to get married and was turned
down and iust got drunk. He was
fined $5 and being unable to pay was
allowed to gel out of town.
German View of
West Front Fight
BERLIN, April 1C.?Between Solseons
and Verdun, sayB an official statement
issued today by German army
headquarters the Britisn and French
yesterday lost 11 aeroplanes, mostly
of the latest type.
"On the north bank of the river
Scarpe," says the German official
statement, "our destructive fire kepi
down British attacking waves and a
storming attack could not be carried
"Northeast of Crolsiles our fire ren
dered abortive a strong British attack
the enemy suffering severe losses.
"North of the Arras-Cambrai road,"
the statement adds, "Our thrust drove
the enemy back on Lagnicourt and
Boursies. To sanguinary losses of
Australliis must be added loss of 476
prisoners and 15 machine guns which
have been brought in and also 22 guns
captured and rendered useless by explosions
near St. Quentln," says the
announcement. "Artillery fire again
has increased. From Soissons to
Rheims and in western Champagne
there was exceptionally heavy artillery'
fire end mine throwing."
mu nt [i PMn
01 Mil Ul LL IHQU
Four Mexicans Injured, One
of Them Seriously
EL PASO, April 16.?A span of ths
International bridge which connects
this city and Juarez gave way early
today when a crowd of Mexican servants
and workmen were waiting for
the bridge to open. Four Mexicans
were injured, one seriously. The span
that collopsed was on the American
aide of the border line.
Big War Loan is
Now Before Senate
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, April 16.?The even
billion dollar war revenu ebiil
which haa passed the House was approved
today by the Senate finance
committee and will be taken up in the
Senate tomorrow.
A moving picture exhibition of :
views of Washington, and which wbb
prepared for the Baltimore and Ohio 1
railroad, will be sho-vn free at the \
high school tomorrow evening, beginning
at S o'clock. The film which is 1
said to be an exceedingly interesting .
one, is in charge of C. W. Allen and .
W. H. Foust, traveling passenger
agents of the road.
CHICAGO. April 16.?May wheat although
handled in small lots only, today
sold up five cents to $2.30.
rid Quickly Must Us>
Mill GDI
News Brought to That Coon
try by Travelers From
No Particulars Given in
Brief Report Received , j
in America.
(Fy Associated Press)
LONDON, April 16 -?
Travplors arrivincr in WaT- ifl
.^V.. w i i > i?ijj M* **V/4 ; |
land from Germany, according
to an Amsterdam dispatch
to the Central News
Agency says a general strike
commenced this morning in
Berlin and that riots have
taken place in the German
Action is Perfectly Regular And
Has Been Exnnntnrl
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, April 16.?An official
statement issued by the Turkish War
office says the American gunboat
Scorpion has been interned.
WASHINGTON, April 16?The Internment
of the Scorpion has been expected
here for some time and Is perfectly
In accord with the rule necessitating
such action for a belligerent
war vessel not leaving port within a
certain time.
About two weeks ago the Navy department
through the State department
cabled Ambassador Elkis suggesting
the Scorpion leave Turkish waters
for the Black Sea but Turkey Objected
to tbis on the ground that the
sea was practically dominated by Russia,
an enemy of Turkey's ally, Ger.
Departure through the Dardanelles
was thought impossible and as a result
a part of the crew went through
Austria into Switzerland before the ' ujjM
break between the countries occurTo
Examine Nurses
at Huntington
The State Board of Examiners for
registered nurses will meet at Carnegie
hall, Huntington, on Monday
May 14. It Is urged that all regis- *;S
tered nurses In the county who have
been eligible to take this examination l'-i
for several years will do so at tills
time aa tills will be tbe last opportunity
given these nurses to take the state
Several nurses from Fairmont Hoe- :
pital No. 3 and Cook hospital expect
to take the examination.
Chas. Horan Dies at
Mt. Hope, Baltimore
Charles Horan, brother of Lawrence
Horan, of this city, and a son of the 1
lo to I .Qii'rnnno end file I n#tvi a Tlonn ? - - '
died last night at Mt. Hope, Baltimore,
where he had been a patient for the
last several years. He was aged about
38 years and is survived by his brother.
His parents, former prominent residents
of the city, are deceased. The
body will be brought to this city for
Interment leaving there tonight and
arriving here early in the morning.
No funeral arrangements will be made
until the arrival of the remains.
WANTED?Boy about 18 years of
age to feed presses. Good chancs
to learn Printing Business.
Fairmont Printing & Pub. Co.
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