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I Count Tisza, Imperial PreBg|>miiar
on Way to See the
Ills fosm UNKNOWN
llf It Does Not Coincide With
p.V Cabinet's Resignation
|fWill Follow.
j|^V V (By Associated Press)
^ LONDON, May 23?A Central News
rdispatch from Amsterdam today Bays
."the Hungarian cabinet of which Count
A\Tisza was premier has resigned.
[ AMSTERDAM, May 23?A Budapest
telegrah received here via Berlin
. says it is reported Premier Tisa/subinitted
to the King proposals for franchise
The King reserved his decision upon
which depended whether the cabinet
?R|; . will resign.
; :'. Count Tiszab, the dispatch Bays, Is
leaving for Vienna where he will be/
'$: received by the King.
iK" Mobilisation camp today Is a scene
[ft: of mud and disordered tents caused
|E.'-> by the rain and wind storm last night.
I There, was no material damage done
'*- but 'for a few exciting moments there,
n mb a general blow about camp, which
I, . /mteatened the entire layouts of canwJJ.v
vas.mess tables and cooking shacks,
w?; All fires were kept burning during
<>. the night on account of the cold and
ife all day today for the same reason,
if Several of the tents were blown down
. and "of course caused the occupants
a few drenching and muddy minutes
. and in the winds many hats and lighter
articles were scattered about.
i;f Yesterday afternoon the report
J., reached the office of Colonel Robert
Bi'" riphnrn that Ross Peters a private, in
' Company K, doing guard duty at Eaton
Tunnel near Parkersburg, accldently
| , shot and seriously Injured Clyde BenPi-'
nett a brakeman on the Baltimore and
I Ohio. Peters is1 being held under
I / guard In Parkersburg until lnstrucI
j tlons for his movement are sent there
F/i'i by Col. Osborn. Bennett Is not j?et
out of danger.
| Italian War Mission
1 Arrives in Capita)
'jJ > - * nn mi. _ Ti.1
WASHirvuiUiN, iviay io?mo u?ilan
official mission arrived hero today
at- noon headed by Prince Udine.
Received by high American, government
officials and escorted by troops
1 of cavalry the visitors were taken to
the house of Joseph Letter which will
? be their home while they remain in
: Washington,
lls- t Tll?y were recelved enthusiastically
II . J by crowds at the railroad station 'and
&/ on the streets.
|jP City Hall Notes j
| i The Street department of the city
V OAS Den DUBy ail aay clearing away uie
I ;;V debris left after last evening's storm.
i v Never before bad a storm glutted sew Lif;
an and streets with so much bipken
(If sticks and limbB of trees and other ma*:
. terial which was strewn all-over by
the winds. The waters washed hun3dreds
of tons of dirt and stones into
?' the various payed streets of the East
- i side and off Tank Hill. It will take
|&?vjevenl days before the entire clean?
Mgptlp work is completed.
E. H. Harder engineer for the Con.
L; crete Steel Engineering company of
D Mew York, the company charged with
B -designing the bridges across the Moongahela
river and Coal Run left
I! - last night at 6 o'clock for New York
") with, instructions to return with com^Pfeietyplans
and specifications of two
finKrldges, of the Coal Run bridge and
3 turn them over to the city to be bid
|j - on. The cheaper or toe two will be
^'selected. Mr. Harder will not return
! Bain yesterday stopped work being
[/(tone by the connty at the end of Penn^^^Klvanla
avenue at the Barnesvllle
liffrbrldge. This piece of the street Is
being concreted and was temporarily
Horn* If IP SHH
vvnii ivi
This Bridegroom
Trying to Escaj.
John L. Skinner secured a marriage I
license this morning and will wed 1
Elizabeth Swisher nest Sunday at her j
home on Satterlleld street He would :
resent being classed as a "slacker" i
and made a strong statement In this
connection when Interviewed shortly :
alter the license was obtained. The
groom-to-be Is able-bodied, spry, active i
and the plctUTe ol health, willing to
serve his country and qualified in ev- i
ery particular but one. He will not
be tamong -those who register June 5 1
however and the reason is that he 1b
past the age included in the first call.
John L. Skinner, the groom-to-be is i
90 years old, having been born in 1827 <
in Charles county, Maryland, and the i
bride-to-be is 69, having been born 1
and raised in Marion county. The i
groom served in the Union Army during
the Civil War and later moved to 1
Illinois where he has resided until i
recently. Mr. Skinner works every
<tiy In spite ot his advanced age and '
when he removed his hat displayed !
so few gray hairs that It was hard to :
believe that he had attained such an i
advanced age. Mr. Skinner has never
Registrars to
Be Swom In By i
Sheriff Tonight
Word was received at the Sheriff's
office this afternoon from the
War department at Washington to 1
the effect that all the registrars are
to report at the Sheriff's office
thlB evening and be sworn in.
Sheriff Glover immediately up- 1
on receipt of the orders sent word
broadcast so that the registrars
would hear of It and made arrange- 1
ments to keep the office open until 1
9 o'clock for the purpose. ]
Registrars should make a special
effort to get in in time for this cer- 1
emony. The act calling for the mil- 1
itary census Imposes heavy penalties
upon registrars who fail In
their duty.
T_ + ? nnnlnl * U ? wn nn t
1U UIUOI tu ODDiai vuo 5u?ciumcju v
the United States in its campaign for
the cultivation of the soil and the conservation
of the nation's food supply,
the faculty of the Fairmont State Normal
school has authorized the graduation
of twelve young men students
who were to have completed the course
during the summer term, at this time
and allow them to go home immediately
following commencement and devote
their time and energies in the cul- i
tivation of the soil and the raising of
These young men had enrolled for
the summer term of the Normal at the
close of which they would have completed
the prescribed ccurses. Seeing
the need for their services on their
home farms the matter was put up to
the faculty and upon investigation of .
the need for their services and their
record as students decided to permit
them to go home and engage in the
work of the farm and at the close of
the summer term they will be given
credit for the work accomplished and
awarded certificates of Completion.
These young men have pledged themselves
wherever it is possible to organize
the young boys in the communl- |
ties in which they reside and in the
nearby towns into organizations for the
tilling of the soil. Owing to the experience
they have gained in training work
at the Normal the faculty believes they
are peculiarly well fitted to stimulate
the boys to do their bit in helping to
supply the food for the nation and her
allies. : .
In all cases the young men will go
home to cultivate the home farm and
the faculty of the Normal believes it
has done a patriotic act in permitting
these young men to be in the places
Just now whore they can be of the
greatest service to the government.
Will Stop Work to
Honor M. W. Head
On Thursday morning at 10:30
o'clock, the hour set for the funeral
services in Qreensburg, Pa., over the
body of Morris W. Head, former superintendent
of the Jamison mines in
West Virginia, operations at all of
the Jamison plants in this district
will De suspended for a period of five
minutes as a mark of respect to the
memory of the deceased. The order
was Issued by John M. Wolfe, general
superintendent of Jamison mines In
the West Virginia district.
Funeral services will he held at
Greensburg, Pa. the former home of
the Heads. A number of people from
here will attend, Including Mr. Wolfe,
S. M. Ecoles, chief engineer of the
Jamison company, and P. D. Costello,
superintendent of Jamison mines No.
8 and 9. John H. Rock will also attend
the services. i
West Virginian M
Northern W
__ I
vto-Be Not
ie Army Service
been ill in hlg life, "Never had an
ache or pain," lag he describes it. He
accounts for it by the fact that he
reads" and understands the Bible. Illness
comes from violating the commands
of God or the laws of nature in
the view of Mr. Skinner. Mr. Skinner's
hearing is a little bad but he retains
his faculties in every other resard.
He belongs to the United Brethren
church. Mr. Skinner gets a pension
of $24 a month. He hps resided
In Bloomington, 111., 'but will make
big home here in the future.
Elizabeth Swisher, the bride-to-be,
Is highly respected by a wide circle
of friends. She has been a member
of the M. E. chorch for forty years
and stands very high in the community.
Mrs. Swisher is a widow and has
one son, Charles, who Is employed at
the B. & 0. depot. John L. Skinner
has been married once before and haB
a son, G. W. Skinner, who lives at 105
Ponkar Street. Normal, near Blooming
ton, 111., and a daughter, Mrs. Charles
Ft. Getter who resides In Fairmont.
Mr. Skinner visited his daughter here
two years ago and became acquainted
with Mrs. Swisher at that time.
lite IT
The festivities planned for the last
day of the Maccabees convention hero'
were somewhat interfered with by the'
stormy weather yesterday but the af-i
fair as a whole was a huge success
and was thoroughly enjoyed by the'
many candidates in attendance.
Very favorable reports of the work
of the order being done throughout |.
the state were given by the various |
officers at the conference yesterday.!
Those officers who reported were
as folioW8: Frank H. Flaig, state record
keeper; W. M. Amos, state' sergeant;
J. W. Dadlsman, master at
arms; J. H. Taylor, first master; Louis
Hlller, state past commander. A
number of others made reports and all
were very favorable and indicative of
progress and advancement.
A patriotic address was given yeBtArHnv
nftArnonn hv Malor General W.
H. Slazer in which he urged the organization
by each tent of Rifle companies
such as has been in existence .
In Clarksburg for two years. These
companies are Intended for those who
would not qualltfy physically for
membership in the national guards or
who for some reason do not wish to
Join and yet wish to obtain military
training. The equipment for the companies
is furnished by the United
States government and the drill manual
is the same as that used in the
regular army. A company probably
will be organized here within a short
Showalter Tent Number 7 of Fairmont
won the Banner for the degree
work which was held the past year by
the Morgantown team. The Showalter
team has been working for this honor
for some month? and was by far
the best of the teams which competed.
The big parade which was scheduled
for yesterday was called off because
of the weather and a number of delegations
from nearby towns which were
to have marched in the parade and
taken part in the events at the Lodge
room later, were unable to oe present.
Refreshments were served in the halll
last night after which the convention
was adjourned until May 1918 when it
will meet in Clarksburg.
34 mm
In the Maxwell demonstration trips
which consisted ot two Maxwell touring
cars, each carrying four passengers
Dr. Ollle Hill's car made on one gallon
of gasoline 31 miles. Luther Cordray
in his Maxwell made 80.1 miles on one
gallon. In this demonstration there
are 35,000 offered as prizes ranging
from 350 down to 35.
Tho trips took In the following route:
Leave City hall to Main street to Fairmont
avenue, turn to Peacock road and
down Locust avenue out Cherry avenue
to the end of the paved road at Fairview
and back the same way. Both
cars made the trip twice, the HUI car
holding out until way out Fairmont
avenue when It stopped.
Considering the Sid weather conditions
the dampness and cold, this record
Is said to be one of the best obtainable
with an automobile.
(By Associated Press)
CHARLESTON, May 23.?The Senate
todav Danseri the hill nnrmltMns
soldiers to vote by registered mall as
It bad been amended by the House
and then Informed the House It had
completed the calendar and was awaiting
the pleasure of that body.
Meantime the House was wrestling
with the appropriation bill. It Included
among the amendments an appropriation
of $30,000 for the purchase
of 400 acres of land adjoining the
state hospital for Insane at Spencer
and then recessed till 3 p. m.
wr "Knocks'', But
1 JH
AR l C
Germany's next peace declarati
and the west, is regarded at Washing
time the full scope of the Imperial Go
oinooa 11 nna nf th? nrimarv aims of th
cal unit stretching from the North Se
Dardanelles, the Aegean and the Bait
* Y< ' ^ 4*
Last night's storm which came suddenly
as most Fairmonters were preparing
to return home at supper time
did just about as much damage as it
possibly could and still keep friendswith
the farmers and gardeners who
have been praying for a few drops of
rain for some time.
Automobiles wero blown around an
straws, large planks off the new building
at the corner of Monroe street and
Main streets were thrown to the four
corners of the earth, trees and telephone
poles were blown down and
fences scattered .as though Mother Nature
never wanted one garden to be
separated from the others. A< garage
in course of construction on the East
Bide was leveled.. Parts of roofs all
over town were carried away and at
least a dozen trees in the city and 50
in the county were split and turned
trunk up. There were no fires.
The fence at the South Side park
was blown down. Two poles and a
tree at the corner of Virginia avenue
and Tenth street were crashed to earth
to the consternation of neighbors in
. ' *A? T711-oil AtTAfl
tne vicinity. iMecuiu li&mo uu uv?*
the city were out for hours and street
cars stopped and when repairs had
been made to the broken lines, the
lights came on for the next few hours
only intermittently. Tents at Mobllibatlon
camp were lifted and men kept
busy last night repitching them. Accompanying
the terrific winds was rain
which came at times in torrents.
Six apple trees at the Michael Ken
nedy orchard on Locust avenue were
blown down. Two cherry trees wero
lost at the Huddle.son green house ana
all over the city there were reports
that various trees were destroyed.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Weidebusch were
automoblling out Farmlngton way
when the storm broke and were hurrying
along to escape It when a tree was
blown down which narrowly missed
them. The leaves of it struck the car.
The firm of Morris and Martin which
conducts a grocery store at Tenth
street. South side, had an automobile
delivery truck badly damaged. Lester
Pepper, who drives the truck had driven
it to Tank hill and was In his
iiAmn ooHnc* hln sunner. The truck
which was standing In the alley at the
roar of the house was struck with such
force by the wind that It started down
the Hill and In so doing tnrned completely
over and was considerably
To Open Bids for
.Improvemet Bonds
Between 25 and SO Inquiries have
been received at the office of J. Walter
Barnes, city commissioner, concerning
the eale of city bonds which
are known as the Fairmont Refunding
and Improvement bonds. These are to
be sold tc\norrow afternoon at 1
o'clock and fhere are to be many bond
buyers here to bid on them. Each bond
buyer will hand Mr. Barnes a sealed
bid which will be opened and read to
all present while the city Board of Affairs
sit in session to reject or accept
the bids offered.
It Is Always Will
7 EVENING^ MAY 23, 1917.^ ~
.-:vj /-v**? - '
/Hit 11 bp?
nuHtu \
ion expected to suggest a programme of 1
ton as largely answered beforehand b y i
vernment's aspirations for conquest in
e war a plan for the consolidation of an
a to the Mediterranean, cutting Europ e pi
ic, and eventually forming the backb one
1 or imp
i mil
A suggestion submitted to Secretary CU1
Albert J. Kern, of the executive com- Th
mittee of the Memorial Day celebra- ed
tion which will probably be acted upon cai
is that all persons between the ages see
of 21 and 30 males and subject to draft, an;
be put in the parade in a body by them- 1
selves to be known as the "Soldiers of chi
the Republic." ing
It is figured that these men in pa- ere
rade would make a striking picture, of
the youth of the city in citizens clothes, bei
parading in honor of the soldiers that the
?nnn hafnra oil hofnra hAinc It i
UttIO gVIIU MVlUiV) wv?u?w ? a
called to the colors to protect those of
unable to go to the front. Mr. Kern thi
will offer the suggestion to the Execu- cr?
tlve committee and as It is a holiday all
the young men employed should be
able to be present just before the pa- 11
rade moves in the afternoon. fl
The meeting last night of the Executive
committee produced information
that the program as butlined tentatively
a week ago by Mrs. George DeBolt,
chairman of the Program committee,
will be carried out almost to the letter.
The m\xning parade to the cemeteries
will be held. The Palatine
Knob flag raising will follow the ]
id the afternoon the grand parade will agl
take place after which the speaking at thi
South Side pork will draw thousands cai
to hear Congressman Henry T. Rainey. h0
Several organizations announced last 8CI
night that they would be represented in Be,
the parade and Secretary Kern prom- pi3
iBes_ that wlthli} the next few days a ty
complete list and a program will be sts
handed the newspapers. off
Meade Post No. 6, G. A. R? makes th<
the following announcement: ]
Attention, Meade Poet. ia3
All members of Meade Post No. 6, ab
G. A. R., will meet at Grand Army hall, thi
at 9:80 o'clock a. m., Sunday, May 27, m(
to attend the M. E. church. The Mem- thi
orial sermon will be preached by Rev. thi
C. E. Goodwin, pastor of the church, be
Comrades let there be a full turnout. rej
At 9 o'clock a. m. Tuesday, May 29, ni?
those who volunteered to place the be
flags will meet at the hall and proceed ]
(VUIIUUU0U VI* *. o*v UltSUte/ JJJ
*+ On
Leader Mann Against $
War Revenue Bill It
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 23.?Republican
Leader Mann aroused the ap M
plause of the Republicans In the last L1
hours of the debate on the |1,800,000,/
000 war revenue bill today declaring
be would vote against the measure.
Too great an amount of money, Mr. ,
Mann said, would be raised by immediate
taxation under the bill. At
The bond Issues or supplementary of
taxe?, he declared, should raise the foi
greater part of the required war reve- Fa
cue. "In the present time," he said, lei
"the prices for the necessities of life gr
are going to be unusually.high. This lat
bill places too great a burden of taxa- pr
tiou on the country." tot
ing to Fifrh^ the Be
territorial renunciation on the eaBt i'
nformatlon revealing for the first (
the south. This Information disirapregnable
military and economi- 1
ermanently in half, controlling the (
of a Prussian world empire.
The sum of $2,266 was secured yes- '
day in the second day of the intene
campaign which West Virginia
ithodists are waging to secure a half 1
llion dollars for Wesleyan seminary
This sum brings the total already se ed
here up to approximately $9,000.
e storm of yesterday ovoning retardsomewhat
the second day of the
npaign and It is thought today will
! a larger sum arranged for than on
p previous day.
luncheon will be sorved at the
irch on Fairmont avenue this even;
at 6:30 o'clock when all the worki
are expected to be present. Most
the money already subscribed has 1
an'donated by people affiliated with <
i First M. E church in this city and
Is thought when the other churches I
the city and county are heard from 1
it the Bum will be materially in- J
nnpurrrn nen in : 1
Five young men who are of military
e called at the county clerk's office
s morning and filled out registration
rds which they will forward to their
mes under the provisions of the con-lption
law, which provides that abitees
who register by mail shall ap- ,
r in person at the office of the counclerk
in the county in which they are
itloned and in the presence of that
icer fill out the blanks and swear to
) information contained.
It is hoped that the provisions of the
v will be plain to everyone and that
Bentees will not get the impression
it they have registered when they
irely have secured such cards from
i county olerk in the county in which
jy are stationed. These cards must .
sent to some one to deliver to the ;
jistrar of their home precinct or
died to that official direct so that
will receive it by registration day.
Wftnv IntarARtfnc nnlntn are arising
tho preliminary work ot registration,
e absentee who was getting ac.
ainted with hie duties this morning
11 be thirty-one on June 24. Had he
sn nineteen days older he would not
ve been permitted to register at this .
ormal is to Get,
Dormitory Fund
'Special Dispatch to West Virginian)
CHARLESTON, W. V., May 23 ?
ter sundry attempts to amend It out
the general appropriation of 337,600
r each ot the-next two years tor the
irmont Normal school that item was
It in the bill which was sent to its enDssment
to be taken up tor passage
:er in the day. The Fairmont appro
iation is tor the erection ot a dormlry.
Mes^ the Peop
ind former Premier Vlrlanl arrived '.jj
it Brest last night on their rettrav^l
rom the United States. They reached
3rest at midnight and are doe In
.'arts tonight.
Premier Vlvlanl, Marshal Joffre and "ft
he French mission sailed from New
fork Tuesday, May 15, unknown ac- i
>oni o four nfffofalfl 'OW1^
?v* i* mil uuiww^bp^?wpp?BffBB
tewspapers who loyally kept the secret
so the distinguished guests of
he night might not be unnecessarily,"-^
ndangered by German submarines,'.!
The part slipped away on the saau 9
iteamer which brought them Offfk, ;|
:onvoyefc by a French wawhlptf;
So well was the seoret kept by the&?
olunteer censorship under which ;
American newspapers are co-operat- |
ng with the government that tfce?|
j"renh commissioners generally werels
lupposed to be still In Washlngtoaw
ind up to yesterday lnritatlons to
hem to visit varlouB sections of the
:ountry were received In great ttVtftiyl
ittended by as much secrecy as them^^H
;overnment could throw around it and SHH
he arrangements were such'as tojfl
nake it difficult for German spies to ,$
lse any information had they gained 9
lossession of it.
1 I
J. Walter Barnes, Finance Comals- 1
doner of the city, returned fMOglg
Charleston last night where^he and. |
rone to meet with Governor John
Cornwall concerning the $50,004 Y. JOB
C. A. army subscriptions. Mr. Hart>
ey remained over in ParkeribSHKSa
where the G. A. R. state encampment^
Is taking place for three days. J. W.H
Right went direct to PlttsburgjisMl^^l
puslness and will return here tonightlS
it Charleston wftOW ft DUUUUUk RM/fl
lerved the 100 members appointed by |g
Governor Comwell the matter ot rateng
the {50,000 In West Virginia was 1
liscussed. Marlon county was finally 1
lsted to raise )2,500. A committee p
>f which James O. Watson is chairman S
teas appointed tor this work, j
Delaware, Maryland and West Vu3B
;inla were placed 1 nthe same n?WH
Delaware has been asked to raise {SB,- |
100 .Maryland and West Virginia eactgwl
(150,000. All over the country theresa
will be {3,000,000 raised and {1,000#- |
900 of this was placed lit New Yonc-I
ind has already been oversubscribed^
There were 100 men at the govfH
rrnor's banquet representing some of ?
the most widely known men la the I
Oil company of New York, today an8
lounced advance of two cents ga&jjiH
n price of gasoline. , jg
wanted in select and shipping da- j
partments. Good wages, Apply j
We are now making up the lill fl
June'l, 1917. Those who owe tax-1
es Should come in and Pfjf at onofl|
and save cost of publication. O^H
flee Monroe Street'
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