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\ ESTABLISHED 186& member 7s^c;iated pres* FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 19,1917. today's news today PRICE THREE CENTS %
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Victim Was Guarding a Rail
iroad Bridge in New
Other Members of Company
Were Present When
Shot Rang Out
r> (By Associated Presa)
TRENTON, N. J., April 19.?A shot
| fired Iron: ambush mortally wounded
Kobert Price. 18 years old, a private
|- in Company B, Second Reglmont, New
' Jersey National Guard, who was on
j duty guarding a railroad bridge near
Yardvllle, N. J., early today.
Price with other members of the
^ company was on duty at the bridge
All heard a shot ring out and a bullet
that apparently came from bushes
near the little bridge struck Price and
' be fell unconscious.
rcis tumpuniun orougnt mm 10 a
hospital here where physicians said he
| could not live.
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Normal Students Will Also
t Grow Crops at Outlook
A portion of the Normal Campus
will be used this year in the cultivation
!of a potato patch according to advices
received from Prof. E. L. Lively, head
of the agricultural department of that
| institution. Approximately tliree-quar\
ters of an acre of potatoes will be
1 planted and a yield of large proportions
f is expected as the ground is rich and
will be well worked by the students.
The portion of the campus to be
used will be a corner of the campus
1 where an old barn and bouse stood
' previous to their razing to give way to
l he normal school.
Already the department has under
cultivation an acre and a half of
(ground where various plants, etc., are
grown. This acre and a half Is cultivated
largely for experimental uses
;L but tho additional three-quarters of an
1 acre will be U6ed for production.
A group of four normal students
from various sections of tbe state unj
der the direction of Mr. Lively have
undertaken to cultivate three or four
1 acres of ground owned by R. T. Cunuingham
In the Outlook Farms addl1
tlon. These young men will erect a
cottage In which they will reside and
' will cultivate this ground on Saturdays
[; and In the evenings, meanwhile attendV
log the summer school to be conducted
l; at the normal.
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City Hall Notes
City Clerk Albert Korn yesterday
: j afternoon with Mayor Anthony Bowen,
1, Ira Smith, Albert Lehman and J. Walter
Barnes visited the camp at the
Fair Grounds ar.d enjoyed the drllla
and parade and other ceremonies per
formed. Mr. Kern, anxious to prove
f j himself that the men were fed accordf
ing to Hoyle eat mess with beadquar l
tera company. He now believes that
there are no cooks such as those In
' the army.
Shrewsbury Miller, city engineer,
u*^'snd David Deane escorted a photographer
to the river bridge terminals
I and nsed up several plates trying to
It get pictures ot the surroundings there.
It E. H. Harder, resident engineer of the
I' concrete Steel Engineering company,
I' was with them.
Hi WASHINGTON. April 19.?The ad
1 ministration bill to increase the enltBt
ed strength ot the navy from 87.00(
V.( to ISO,000 men and the marine corpt
K* from 17,500 to 30,000 was favorably re
H ported to the Senate today from the
I Naval committee.
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Copyright Underwood
Ex-Premier VIvinni. Minister of Justice
In the French Cabinet who is one t
of the heads of the Allied War Council
that Is to visit the United States to 6
formulate plans for the merging of '
America's gigantic resources with 1
those of the nations arrayed against i
Germany. *
isis andToile ;
Efforts to Have Them Sent I
Back to Reform School 1
Faik !
Urood Sized Cargo j
The Valley Osra, plying the Monon- '
gahela river, Fairmont to Pittsburgh,
arrived here yesterda; evening loaded
to the gunwalea with Btoree for Fairmont
Leaving this laornlng It carried
quite a cargo also. The Gem le
Juat beginning to show some of the'
Improvements made from time to time
cn the boat since its purchase by the
Fairmont, Morgan town and Pittsburgh
Packet company.
The craft left here this morning to
return Saturday nigh; and have Its
boilers cleaned and made ready for the
- Sundny excursions down the river.
The Gdm Is gradually cutting Into the
l freight handled on the rallroade here,
i each trip bringing additional tonnage
to the city and each outgoing move>
ment taking loads which from day to
day Increase In size. 1
Keep Posted About <
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(/special Dispatch to West Virginian) J
CHARLESTON, W. Va? April 19.? c
The Supreme Court has denied a writ |
of habeas corpus to require that Ralph j .
Masters and Charles Noble be sent to I
the reform school for violating the I
conditions of paroles irom that insll-! I
They have been sentenced to the j I
penitentiary and relatives sought to ; |
have them committed to the schoo. I
again rather than to the penitentiary.
Charles Horan Is
Buried at Holy Cross
T U IP MAD ai I ?i/*
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Solemn high mass of requiem was |
celebrated over the body of Charles j
Horan, whose death occurred on Sunday
in Baltimore. Md. Rev. James
Egan was celebrant assisted by Rev.
Father McElligott, of Oration, as deacon
and Rev. P. H. McDermott, of
Clarksburg. a? eub-deacon. Father
A. Boutlou was master of ceremonies.
Mrs. James Moran, of Grafton, sang
, "Ava Maria" and "In tho Time of
At the conclusion of the services
the body was conveyed to Holy Cross
cemetery where Interment was made.
The pall bears were George Walters.
C. D. Barry, Richard Flaherty, T. J.
Brennen, John Conners and Edward
Among relatives here for the services
were Mrs. Anna Flanagan, Mrs.
John Gerkins, Mrs. Mary Moran, Miss
Angela Moran, of Grafton, W. Va.;
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lavelle, Mr. and
Mrs. W. G. Lavelle. o.' Tunnelton, W.
Va.; Peter and Josephine Horan, of
8chottdale Lawrence and Richard Horan,
Joseph Kelloy, of Pittsburgh; Mrs.
John Flanagan and Mrs. Gertrude Miller.
of Logau. W. Va.; Mrs. P. H.
Faffney and Miss E'izabeth Gaffney,
of SlstersvilU, W. Vr..
Valley Gem Brought i
id Bl IMC
rhose Who Wed Since Congress'
Action Look Like
Single Men.
\nnouneement to That Effect
Was Made Today.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. April 19.?Men o!
nllltary age who have been marriet
:ince a state ot war against German)
vas declared will not escape their ob
igations ot military service under ?
.Var department policy formally an
lounced today. The department';
itatement follows:
"The War department announce;
bat all men married since the out
ireak of tne war will be treated ot
he same basis as unmarried men it
o far as military obligations arc con
erned. It is desired the utmost pub
Ictty be given by the press to this
"The department was moved to tak<
Lhis action in order that all men
ihould understand exactly what is con
emplatcd in the organization of at
irmy to fight Germany. It was de
ilred that there ariBe no question ol
var with the possible constructior
bat the marriage in any case was has
ened In order that military duty be
want garden prize
It is requested that any person in the
:ity who expects to enter the "City
Beautiful" contest, which the Civic
:ommittee of the Woman's club is wag
ug in this city, will do so at once. The
:oupons which are being printed daily
n the local papers will be discontinue!
Anybody in the community is eligi
lie to competo for the $1100 worth o]
irizes which the committee will dis
ribute for the best flower and vegeta
lie gardens grown 'n the wards ot the
Twenty-five dollars in prizes will b<
fiven in each of the eight wards dts
ributod as follows: $7.50 for the bes
lower and vegetable garden growi
vlthout the assistance of a gardener
(5.00 for the best flower and vegetabli
sarden grown with some assistance
Honorable mention will be given Soi
;he best flower or vegetable gaidei
;rown by a gardener under the super
rlsion of the owner.
These prizes will be distributed ab
olutely free and it is hoped there wil
je a large number of competitors foi
he prizes.
Already quite a number have signet
he coupons and mailed them in bu
be response has not been so great ai
was exDected. Get into the contes
jarly and be a winner for one of thi
jrlzes offered by the committee. Fll
>ut the coupon printed elsewhere li
;his paper and mall it to Mrs. Glenn F
tarns. First street, Fairmont.
TOLEDO. April 19.?Uniforms ant
ither property of the Toledo and In
rianapolls American association base
tall teams were destroyed by a flrt
ihls morning which partly destroyet
he club house and stand at Swaym
lark here. The fire broke out in i
ocker doing about 912.000 damage.
More Money for
Magazine Fund
at Guard Camp
Four subscriptions to the fund
for the purchase of magazines for
the soldiers at the mobilization
camp were handed In today. They
are as follows:
Albert & Robert (Twins) 91.00
C. E. Smith 1.00
J. M. W 1,00
S. D. 0 1.00
Previously acknowledged.. 0.00
Fairmont Store Ne
Not All of Five Car Loads
of Horses and Mules
Sweet Tempered.
; new mm captain
Not Believed There Will be
Apy Movement of Troops
for Days.
Beginning nt five o'clock this after'
noon Mobilization Camp will be one
I large parade grounds, all companies
r in camp taking part. The parade will
hf? folloxvpH ImnipHlntplv hv flimr/1
Mount which has become one of the
daily features of the camp.
Yesterday evening Escort of the
Color, regimental parade and guard
mount attracted over a thousand people
to camp. Old members of t he National
Guard were particularly strucs
with the beauty of the ceremony and
many hoped the time would come when
their services would be required. The
flag was left at the Colonel's tent and
after the companies including the band
and the Medical corps were in alignment.
Company F of Martinsburg,
forming two platoons headed by the
band escorted Color Sergeant Ray,
Arnett from the ranks to the Colonel's
tent where the colors were unfurled
and carried behind the Grand
stand to-the entrance of the race
track from there the flag was carried
in parade and the thousand or more
saluted as the colors passed while
the band company buglers blew "To
Although the rain this morning
threatened the joyful mood of the men
at camp it soon developed that the
moisture did more good than harm.
It had little if any effect on tho roads.
, | Fun galore is in camp today. Five
car loads of mules and horses were
unloaded at Freedom Oil works, the
> soldiers having all sorts of sport handling
a few wild ones and some balky
ones. The animals will be placed in
, their stables tonight and a regular
. system outlined for their care. Each
day the horses and mules will be given
' the freedom of the fields and will have
- to be corralled by the men when time
s for the animals to get in for the night.
\ Captain G. D. Wilson, of Kingwood,
J has been appointed Captain in place
of Marshall Martin, discharged on account
of physical disability. The band
j company was moved fro mthe furj
thermoat end of the field to a locatiou
next the grandstand yesterday.
fCo more movements of troops will
be made for several days, there being
at present no orders in camp for any
(By Associated Press)
I CHICAGO, April 19.?Further sensa
^! tlonal advances marked the first half
j j hour of trading in wheat futures on
II the Chicago Board of Trade today. May
3 j rose 7% cents to $2.40 and July 8%
1 cents to $2.06^4.
j j An increase in the price of bread is
, I believed by makers to he inevitable In
1 olmtr n# ?hn dtonHv Qflva^CO In flfMIP
? lb TV Ul Ul? Oitawj * ' ?vw IU >twu?>
Many bakers favor the abolition of the
elx-cent loaf, the recent successor of
the five-cent loaf and reliction of the
1 size of the 10 cent loaf.
Flour mills at Minneapolis are ra""
ported swamped by orders and ombar3
tassed by shortage of cars.
Purchase of cannM goods for sum3
mer delivery has puaV.d up the price
1 of the new crop nai yet planted. In
some instances 100 per cent. Housewives
have taken tn<_ hliu and are laylog
in such huge stocks, that retail grocers
in many districts have been forced
to place restrictions on the sale of
canned goods, floor, sugar and soap.
Republican Leaders
Fight for Army Bill
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 19.?
Preparing to lead the fight In the
House for the administration bill Representative
Kahn, ranking Republican
of tho Military committee, conferred today
with Secretary Baker. Representative
Kahn received additional Inform
matlon at the War department to conduct
the fight he has undertaken.
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Map of the. western front from th
big French offensive begun in co-op
line is the British front broken line t
Len, northern limit of British drlv
rear guards. Arrow 2 indicates St. Q
British and French. The British are r
burg line today northwest of tho cit
indicate the French offensive on a twe
sons to north of Rheims. Arrow 3 in
tured the entire German first line o
cates region where the second line a
on a smaller front. Arrow 5 Indicat
sive. Hindenburg line joins the old G
French are smashing this junction a
Plan to Raise Fund Was
Endorsed at Congregational
The annual congregational meeting
of Gra.ce Lutheran church was held
last evening in the Sunday school
room of the church. The meeting open
ed with a piano solo by Miss Martha
Byers and scripture lesson and prayer
by Pastor Kunkle. After a few introductory
remarks the pastor (as
chairman) introduced Miss Ruth Shafferman
who gave a short story. A
recitation by Lorraine Reich and two
vocal selections by Miss Clara Leaman.
accompanied by Mrs. Wm. J.
Shafferman. All were well received.
The pastor read the part of the constitution
pertaining to election, after
which Secretary William Stanhagen
placed the names of the candidates on
the board. Messrs. M. P. Helman,
and W. F. Gantz were elected tellers.
The eleotion resulted as follows:
Riders, John L. Smythe and C. A.
Deacons, E. T. Cassell and J. Frank
After a speech and appaal by Treasurer
C. A. Pilson, harmoniously seconded
and followed by others, it was
decided to raise a quadri-centennlal
fund by August, including a pipe organ
fund. After a few Interesting reports
and suggestions the meeting adjourned
with prayer and the singing
of "My Country Tis of Thee."
A social hour then followed when
refreshments were served and all enjoyed
a good time.
Patients Dismissed
From Cook Hospital
A number of patients have been
dismissed from Cook hospital this
week. Among those dismissed were
W. T. Reldy of Mt. Lake Park, Md?
Leland Parker, son of E. J. Parker of
Rlvesvllle; Lena Woods of High
street and Fanny Fraction, colored.
Miss Fanny Knight of Mlddleton
-spa admitted to the hospital yesterday
for treatment. Mrs. Mitchell Mills
who was operated on this week and
who Is quite 111, Is Improving at this
time. Miss Blanche Reed of the First
ward who Is a patient at the hospital
and who had been very 111 Is better.
New Cabinet Crisis
Develops in Spain
MADRID, April 19.?The Spanish
cabinet resigned.
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eration with the British drive. Black a
he French front. Arrow 1 indicates
e. which the Germans hold only with
uentin. now practically surrounded by C
eported to have broken the Hinden- a
y in a new place. Arrow's 3, 4 and 5 t
nty-five mile front from east of Sois- t
dlcates region where French have cap- l
n a fifteen mile front. Arrow 4 indl- j
s well as the first has been catpured j
es other gains of the French oftencrman
lino east of Soissons and the j
s well as driving at Laon. t
No Valuable Papers are
Missing Declare Senate
Body Clerks.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Apr. 19?Capitol
poltco discovered today that the door
of the Senate committee on naval affairs
had bten forced during the night.
Clerks in the committee room after
hurried examination said that no papers
were missing and Senator Swanson,
acting chairman of the committee
said there was no confidential information
in the room.
The door was badly splintered and
the capital police force are much surprised
that no sound was heard when
the door wag forced.
Guards at the capital were recently
increased in numbers. Entrance when
Houses of Congress are not in session
has been made unusualy difficult. Investigation
has begun.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. April 19?Secre
tary Baker today announced the appointment
of Frederick P. Keppel,
dean of Columbia university, as an
assistant secretary of war with the
indefinite assignment of advising and
helping the secretary in anv wav nnssl-1
ble at a nominal salary of $1 a month. f
Mr. Keppel Is a Republican, alawyer ,
and widely known in college circles. ,
He recently volunteered in any capac- j
ity (or war without pay and Secretary ,
Baker decided to make him his as- ,
slstant The small salary was provided
because of a legal prohibition ,
against employment of federal oftlc- j
lals without pay.
Mr. Keppel was expected to assume j
his new duties today.
Four Men Die As
Result of Explosion'!
(By Associated Press) '
PT. PLEASANT. April 19.?Four of
the five men injured in a powder explosion
near Mason Wednesday, are
dead. Henry Hennesay, the fourth victim.
died in a hospital here today. John
Foglesong, the only survivor, is in a
critical condition and recovery is
doubtful. Difficulty in identifying
Foglesong and John Chaffln because of j ;
serious injuries and burns led to a re-; i
port last night that Foglesong had died,
but later Identification established the 11
death of Chaffln and not Foglesong. i
the'Best Stores Adix
ishiiips 01
both sides h
mm it ooi
British Are Preparing for
Another Blow at Their
End. j'J
Vwful Carnage Marked Dea
perate Counter Charge
by the Germans.
Germany has thrown nearly a qaarcr
million fresh troops Into tha fray
in the SOinlle sector of the western ,,2s
ront between Soissons and Aubatle,
,nd is still unable to check the French
idvance. i
Both north of the Alsne and In the
Champagne General Nlville'a forces
ire pressing forward. The last strong10IU
of the Germans on the Aishe was
a ken with the capture of the Vailly
.ridge head yesterday and their waverng
lines continued last night to be
lushed rapidly northward.
From Chavonne on the Alane the
"rencli have driven the Germans mors
ban three miles north of the river deplte
desperate resistance by Hlndeniurg's
reinforced army.
lu the champagne successes of the
Tench are equally Striking,. . iffl
While the French are thus driving
Amivaxl !?? O?tel~W ?
\sawoiu, iuc unuou tvuio (jumocsut
;a car aa the official accounts show,
twaiting their turn to strike the other
lank of the Hindenburg line. That noable
activities are in progress behind
he British front in preparations for
he renewal of the attack on Lens and
it. Quentln and the other threatened
>oints In the line, however, is certain.
The French have so far taken more
han 17,000 prisoners in their offenilve.
At last accounts the British had
aken in excess of 14,000 so that the
:ombined offensive of the two armies
hus far has resulted in the capture of
nore than 31,000 men or the greater
>art of two German divisions.
Previously the taking of 75 Gernan
guns In the new French offensive
tad been reported so the number of
-annon wrested from the Germans
nust now be nearlng the 100 mark,
PAUIS, April 19. ? The Germans
hrew 13 new divisions, 226,000 men,
igalnst the French between Soissons
aid Auberive last night, the war office
tnnounces, but they were unable to
:heck the successful offensive of the
The French continue to make prof-ess
north of Vaho and Ostel notwlth.landing
violent German counter stacks.
The successes of French in Cham>agne
were followed by further advances
In the region of Moronvillers.
Several Important heights and strong
josltlona were taken. Two more batteries
of German artillery were captured
on the front between Solssong
ind Auberlge.
That section of Hlndenburg's grants
wall which runs from Soissons to
tihelms, has been shakon to foundation
by the terrific blows of General
S'lville. The French have the whip
land now and me uermans are stagjering
from great rebuff dealt to them
jn Monday.
French soldiers who won the tint
lne have been relieved by fresh fornations
and the second phase has bejun
with renewed vigor.
Unaffected by the counter attack* in
some places and the sturdy resistance
offered everywhere the French have
;alned substantial advantage* and
isve drawn forward with such speed
.hat the Germans are obliged to abandon
many guns.
The enemy made desperate effort to
stem the tide between Juvlncourt and
Barry-au-bac. This Is the weakest
liolnt of this line, being devoid of natural
defenses. Thirty thousand of the
seat German troops were hurled forward
here In a furious counter attack
but the move had been foreseen and
the French gans were ready. Artillery
and machine gone smashed wave
after wave of green clad soldiers until
Lhe attempt was given up after awful
Woman Murdered
at Monongahela, Pa,
(By Associated Press! J
MONONGAHELA, Pa., April MsMrs.
Margaret Malotta was shot and
Killed In the home of her aunt, Mrs. Annie
Dazettiliere, today. The police are
looking for Lorenzo Campagne who
they say fired 10 shots at the woman.
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