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I Aeroplanes Dropped Ten
pTctag of Bombs Upon Aus P
.. trian P6sitions.
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li U0UI116I xiiiavAo jljww*iv*?v?
| Toward Evening Ended
K in Failure.
Iw;'< (By Associated Press)
H|$V ROME, May 24?Italian forces yes j"
day broke through the Austro-HungarKr:
ian line from Castagnavlzza to the sea,
K- taking more than 9,000 prisoners, says
the official statement issued today by
H|;/ the Italian War deportment.
Bfri'f'-'Tbe Italian War office announced
H||; that Italian forces had occupied part
" of the area south of the Castagnavizza
Boscomalo road, bad<pasBed Boscomalo
and had captured the town of Jamiano
' and the strong heights east of PieH
trarossa and Bagni.
s?; The Italian officials said the Austro
Hungarians at-first were surprised
and nonpulsed.
MCSfc' Toward evening t they launched
Bte counter attacks but were repulsed.
B\ . Italian aeroplanes, 130 in number,
p dropped ted tons of bombs on the Aus
/ tro-Hungarians.
. The British batteries co-operated
? with the Italians.
K! . LOfHJpK. May 34,-The Italian of
. fensiye has entered into its second
K|b\Btage with new and important gains
'' tween Gorlzia and the sea, said Mall
I- General S. BfMaurice to the Asso f
.iat?d-Press t6day.
i*1 The first day of the new drive has
fr. resulted in the capture of more than
' 3,000 prisooers. Gen. Maurice says
all the objectives of Italians have been
gained and details of operation will
be given in the official communication
H to be issued at Rome later In the day.
iiat i niunir mn
I Ml A ait Nil
f 1116 ISSUE
/< - Improvement Issue May now
I Be Disposed of By PriI
vate Negotiation.
I Not a solitary bid wag made on the
, city's General Improvement and Re
funding bonds of the City of Fair
mont when the Board of Affairs met
this afternoon at 1 o'clock to receive
bids for the sale. There had been about
H. 80 inquiries from bond buyers from all
sections of the country concerning
I these bonds and a number were ex
pected to be on hand. But one, a rep
resentative of Well, R^jth and Com &>
pany of Cincinnati, was here and he re fc.I
fused to bid.
Ill 1 The amount of money the city will
l$jjp raise on the bond issue Is $760,000.
rcL Well, Roth and Company bid on these
fi . bonds whe nsold the first time. Their
mi *7SRgRSR B7. Tho First sale
K& was found* to nave been an Illegal one
i and tbe bonds had be readvertised and
Bf.iV After having been once advertised
' the bonds can be sold at aauctlon or
W'. at private sale In whatever manner
B' the City Board of Affairs sees fit to
;<: sell them. In order to arrange matK
tere to do this tbe Board of Affairs
t'fr wlH.sit in session tomorrow afternoon
jr?'at two o'clock, tbe meeting of today
A? having been adjourned until that time,
Bpfairmonter Honored
if By State Grand Army
IB' PABKERSBURG, May 24.?With the
H|f adoption of resolutions endorsing Pres*
H. dent Wilson and Congress and again
ag> onering Wieir services iu uieii cuuuur
1 i 'tlir forty-fifth annual encampment ol
KJCUe .West Virginia Department of the
KK? Wflcett?were f chose/ as follows:
5$ Department Commander, F. R. Hanen,
ra; of Qlen Easton; Senior Vice CommanE
der, S. Eisinger, Moundsvllle; Junior
nice Commander, W. T. Cox, Eliza
KjWoofter, Bridgeport; Medical Director,
I J. H. Brownfleld, Fairmont; delegates
to National Encampment. W. S. King,
I at large, Belleville; H. Hartley, KingW.
B. Grafton, ^Wheeling, and
Chautauqua Season
Is Not Far Away
With the arrival of Glenn 7. Oliver,
~- - M A*__ Vl.J_.lt.
as-oay advance man ior w neuyauiBrockway
Chautauqua, which la to be
held here June 21-27th, the active campaign
has started and the public le being
notified that the big annual event
la hardly four weeks distant
The program this year la to continue
for seven days and will Introduce a
number of headline features, such as
the Light Opera "Dorothy," by a company
of 25 people; Ralph Dunbar's
White Hussar Singing Band; Ralpn
Bingham, the great fun manufacturer,
and Victor Artist; the Killarney Girls;
Dr. Ng Poon Chew, "the Chinese Mark
Twain;" and Ople Reed, novelist and
Two special features of Chautauqua
week will be Patriotic Day and Health
Day. Health Day will Introduce Dr.
Charles E. Barker, who was physical
advisor to President Taft, during his
term at Washington.
fl memorial
. I
Parade to Cemeteries Will
Start at 9 O'clock in the
The program for the Memorial Day
serviueB as handed to the preBS committee
by Mrs. George DeBolt, chairman
of the Program committee, Is as
0 a. m.?G. A. R. parade and official
exercises at Woodlawn cemetery; decoration
of graves by G. A. R. and other
10:30?Flag raising on Palatine
2:30?Grand parade of all bodies in
the city..
4 p. m.?Address of Hon. H. T.
Rainey, M. C.. at South Side park.
7 p. m.?Band concert at Loop park.
The nine o'clock parade will consist
of the following: The G. A. R.( Moun
tain City Lodge No. 48, Knights of
Pythias, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows No. 84, Independent Order of
Odd Fellows No. 11, Daughters of the
American Revolution, and whatevei
ether organizations announce that they
will hp nrospni To date onlv the fore
going have stated their intention of
being In the morning parade to the
The flag raising at Palatine Knob
which follows the morning parade will
take to the tops of the hills hereabouts
thousands of people who wish to be
on the spot and others who wish to
watch the flag take its trip skyward
from afar. The committee charged
with securing speakers for the occasion
has been asked to have a speaker
at the flag raising exorcises. This has
not been done but a report will be
made at the meeting of the executive
committee at 7:30 p. m. May 28.
At 2:80 o'clock, the grand parade
will march. In this parade the following
organizations have already announced
through the proper channels
that they will be in line: Knights of
Columbus, Loyal Order of Moose,
Mountain City Lodge No. 48, Knights
of Pythias, Parochial schools. Independent
Order of Odd Fellows No. 48,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
No. 11, Fairmont Chapter Red Cross,
Woman's Club, Daughters of the
American Revolution, American Flint
Glass Workere' Union No. 49, Maccabees?
Showalter Teut No. 7, Ministerial
Association. People's Home Circle*
Benevolent Protective Order of
Elks of Fairmont, Benevolent Protective
Order of Elks of Mannington. The
Protective Home Circle states it will
have a float in the parade.
After this parade Congressman
Henry T. Ralney, of Illinois, will bo
Introduced to thousands at South Side
park where all will congregate to hear
him. Interposing an hour for supper
the program committee has begun after-supper
ceremonies by the band con1
certs to take place at seven o'clock.
The committee In charge of the parade
has been energetically working
on plans to have all men between 21
anf 30 as called by President Wilson
to fight the war for the parade. TheBO
men will be asked to march In the parade
In a body to be known as "The
Soldiers of the Republic." A young
man between these years and of business
ability and organizing qualities
will be selected to arrange to have all
these young men present
? "
An Oversight
"My homo for cats Is not a success.
I have provided good food, nice sleeping
quarters, and yet the cats are not
happy-'' "Ton are shy on amusement
features, old man. Ton haven't provided
any buck fence."
rpose of a Netvspape
1 u
nr Qwmr
Absentees Are Securing: Card
Their Homes For Fi
Law Re
t ' '
All Men Who Have Passed Ti
Passed Thirty-One Are
No Matter What'
Marlon county Is believed to have
been first with its completed list of
sworn registrars for military registration
day as the word came to have
such officials sworn at noon Wednesray
and at 9:30 last night a wire
to government officials announced that
the work had been completed. It required
some hustling on the part of
Sheriff A. M. Glover and his assistants
to locate the registrars on short
notice. Automobiles scoured the county
and the Mannlngton registrars did
not get here until nearly nine o'clock
and a registrar from Montana did not
get to Fairmont until after nine o'clock
There are few counties with so excellent
a telephone and car service
as Marlon county so it is doubtful If
other counties were able to complete
the work on schedule time as desired.
It was gratifying to county officials
to complete the work last night.
Ten absentees secured registration
cards at the county clerk's office yesterday
which will be sent to the registrars
of the precincts in which they
vote. Not one of the ten asked for
exemption though one of them Is the
main support of his mother and sister
orm rnnii parid
otiri mum omnir
Effort Will be Made to Put
First Regiment on a
War Footing.
Orders were received at camp last
evening to send to each "home town"
that Is, each city from which a commany
or group, of soldiers had been
taken, a recruiting officer and corps.
This will place In all Important towns
and cities in northern West Virginia
recruiting offices for young men who
do not care to be drafted and desire
to Join the National Guard arm of the
The cities to which officers have
been sent are: Rowlesburg, Clarksburg,
Weston, Grafton, Littleton, Morgantown,
Parkersburg, Wheeling, Piedmont,
Klngwood, Buckhannon, Sutton,
Martlnsburg, Pittsburgh. The company
of First Regiment West Virginla
National Guards at Pittsburgh will
receive enlistments for any one caring
to join the forces of the northern
section of this state.
The parade ot yesterday at campi
was postponed on account of the December
sample of weather. The next
pprade will be held Sunday barring
bad weather.
Major Butler, who Is going with the
marines to France, Is known as the
"Fighting Quaker." He won his nickname
by working his way up to Mex<?r.
r.ltv before the stormlne of Vera
Crut and making complete maps of the
highways for use If the Americans
were to move on the Mexican capital
He trained marines In Panaffla.
Cook Hospital Tag Day, Saturday,
r 7s fo Gfce ffte New
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Is to be Filled in and Sent tc
ling in Advance as quires.
/ .
venty One But Have Noi
Required to Register
Their Condition.
In Italy as he has two brothers It
the Italian army.
Many Interesting things are expect
fed to develop in connection with the
registration under the new conscrlp
tlon lew. One young man got his care
made out yesterday who will leave
Fairmont Just a few days after regis
tration day but will be here on June
5 as he is at the Normal and sent hii
registration card to his father to tun
Ignatius ugene EMcKenna, of Bal
timore, who is employed here by the
George A. Fuller company, workinf
on the new hotel, made out his regis
tration card Wednesday. He servec
for six years in the National Guarc
of Maryland, having the rank of cor
poral, and would like to get into the
army though he fears that his eyoi
will disqualify him as he was turnec
when the Mexican expedition starter
for the border.
The members of the county board o:
registration held their first meetinj
Tuesday evening and many mootee
questions were cleared up at this con
ference. Further information from the
(Continued on Page Ton.)
Church Problems Beinj
Considered Prom the Layman'fe
The annual meeting of the elderi
and deacons of the Churches of Chris
of the Monongahela Valley dlstrlc
opened this afternoon at the Centra
Christian church with approximate!;
40 members in attendance. The sessioi
this year was scheduled to be held a
Clarksburg but was transferred to thii
city. The organization met in thii
city last year also. Prominent mem
bers of the organization addressed thi
session this afternoon on varloui
phases of church work.
At six o'clock this evening luncheoi
will be served in the basement of thi
church by the Bethany guild and Rev
P. M. Baber, of Clarksburg, will pre
side as toastmaster.
The evening session will bring th
meeting to a close. Rev. C. D. Mltchel
pastor of the Central Christian church
of this city, will deliver an address to
night on the subject "Shall the Churcl
be Silent or Less Aggressive in An;
of Her Activities During the War?"
The WeBt Virginia Christian Mis
sionary society of the Christian d?
nnmfnatlnn la a/>hor1nlarl
<D kU UJDOV but
year in Princeton. The sessions wen
held last year in Huntington.
New High Record
For U.S. Steel Stool
(By Assoolated Press)
NEW YORK , May 24.?Unite*
States Cteel common sold at the high
est price in its history on the soc]
evchange shortly after noon today
touching 130.
The previous maximum was 129)
made yesterday and In the great boon
of last November Steel's rise was marl
ed by the customary large overturn
in that stock, many individual's lot
of 1000 to almost 6000 shares changini
ALGIERS, May 24.?Former Queei
Ranavalona of Madagascar, died at he
home here.
Queen Ranavolona has been llvim
In exile in Algiers since 1896 when shi
was deposed by the French followini
antl Christian outbreaks in Madaflai
WASHINGTPN, May , 24?Majo
General Pershing who la to oommam
the first American epeditionary fore
eB to France will confer with confe
with President Wflson today,
i, But Well Roundei
It ^BHHn
i H
^l rnwi? 4,, n now r?nptmit. nf t.hfi I
X 11 ID Its ? UW ? 1'"- -- ?-- ?
r such brilliant generalship in outgueE
5 Hindenburg.
' > *
, Wife Sole Legatee of Wei
, Known Citizen Who
r Died Recently.
Tho will of the late Thurston Wort
Fleming was admitted to probate ti
day. It was drawn up September II
3 1906, and no codicils had been adde
t since that date. The signing of tb
t will was witnessed by J. P. Klrby an
j Nol'a McKinney.
f The first clause of the will covers 11
} Intent: . "1 give, devise and bequeat
t all of my property, real and persona
whatsoever and wheresoever aituatei
3 or to which I shall at my death t
s seized or entitled, or of which I sha
- at my death have power to dispose <
3 by will, after the payment of my Jul
s debts and funeral and testamentary e:
penses, unto ray wife, Florence E. Flet
i ing."
a Florence E. Flensing was appoints
'. by him as sole executrix and it we
i- asked that no security be required i
e The Thurston Worth Fleming estal
1 includes two valuable buildings c
i, Main street where Blumborg Brother
i- Underselling store and the Dixie the
i tre are located, also the family ret
y dence on Jeffersoh street, which Is a
most opposite the new hotel and vei
i- valuable. Mr. Fleming disposed of tl
i- lot on which the J G. McCrory bulldln
s Is located some years ago, recelvin
s $4,000 which was considered a recor
price at that time. The lot afterwarc
changed bands several times, wll
ranM incnrnses in Its valuation. Whs
discussing this happening some yeai
before his death Mr. Fleming coi
mented upon the increase In price <
t the let but said he was glad he Bold
as it gave him an idea of the value i
his other holdings.
; House of Delegates
Would Tax Oi
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(By Associated Press)
I CHARLESTON, May 24. ? Tt
g House of Delegates today passed a b!
B providing for a tax of 2 cents a barn
, and one-tenth of one per cent, of tt
price per thousand cubic feet of ge
transported between points within tt
state or to points outside the state.
The House also passed a bill pr
II Tiding for a national guard organlz
r tlon to take place of troops called lht
Federal service. Both were sent I
S the Senate for concurrence which bod
9 referred them to the proper commi
s tee.
Got First Choice.
Helen went to the hospital to ?
r her new baby brother. There were nlr
1 other babies In the ward, After loo)
s ing them all over carefully, she salt
r "Mamma, yon sot the best one of tl
ten. Did they let yon hare first pick)
i Newspapers Are A
il Petain j
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Vouch commander who Is displaying [
sing and outmaneuvering Marshal von (
: I
II Application for Relief Under
It Have Been Filed t
Here. I
h The "Mothers' Pension Law" passed i
ty the legislature of 1917 became ettec- '
2. tive May 23 and early today applies '
a tlons were being made tor relief under
e the new law. The measure provides a
d that the County Court shall have juris- 1
diction in such cass and the aim is to
;s provide help tor mothers who have at '
h least two children under the age of 13 '
to support. The pension Is tor mothers
who are needy and is not intended
' to cover mothers in general.
A mother who thought that this law
might aid her was asked on what 1
,t grounds she made application and it
. developed that she possessed consld'
erable property which mgde her ineligible.
Those who seek aid under
this law must tile a written application
with the County Court setting torth i
( the reasons for needing aid and nam- 1
ing dependents. She must be a resi- 1
. dent of the United States, must have 1
previously resided in the state for five <
, years and must have been a.bona-fide <
resident of the county tor two yeaVs. 1
The conditions under which relief 1
shall be granted are as follows: 1
The children lor whose Depent such
7 relief is granted must be living1 with
'? such mother.
16 The court must find that It Is for the
welfare of such children to remain at
, home with the mother.
'.s The relief shall be granted only
when in the absence of such relief the
>n mother would be required to work regr"
ularly away from her home and chllttI
dren and when by means of such re}:
lief she will be able to remain at home,
t except she may be absent at work a
" definite number of days each week, to
be specified In the court's order when
such work can be done without the sacrifice
of heqlth or the neglect of home
and children.
Such mothers must, In the judgment
I of the court, be a proper person physiLi
cally, mentally and morally to bring up
her children.
The relief granted shall, in the judgle
ment of the court, be necessarily to
II save the children from neglect.
el The conditions under which such rete
lief is not to be granted (are:
is A mother shall not receive such re- "
:e lief who is the owner of real estate,
or personal property other than houseo
hold goods, or receive benefits from
a- the workmen's compensation fund:
;o A mother shall not receive such re:o
lief who Is not a citizen of the United
7 (Continued on page 10)
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t. wanted in select and shipping de|.
partments. Good wages. Apply
r i
Iso Made Entertainim
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tour Hundred and ThirGsai ; S
Persons Went Pow^ >4''^^B
ort Transylvania was torpedoed on
lay 4 with the loss of 413 persona.
The transport was torpedoed In the
leditorranean. The following official
tatement was given out today:
rlth troops aboard was torpedoed in
he Medlterrean on May 4, resulting In gaMM
he followln losses: Twenty-nine of-j8
leers and 373 of other ranks, also the
hip's captain, Lieutenant S. Brennell 'MgSf
nd one officer and nine men of the i
een In the service of the BrttiWh gov- ,
rnment since May, 1913, when her^
een no recent reports of her more- !
aents. When she was first ti&eu'oy* ?]
r by the British government she was95
ngaged in transporting troops to Gal*||
The Transylvania was hullt In 1114. ]
Ihe was constructed especially for pas- I
enger traffic between New York tuad
lounced that the French liner SontayJll
tound for Marseilles from BalonlktjM
vith 344 passengers, was torpedoed
n April 16 with a loss of 45 lives.. j
The steamer sank rapidly in ahaagMj
nanner in which small boats were^
lunched savea a majority or tnose on
oard. Captain Mages went down with I
be ship.
The Sontay was a vessel of 7,246tnn?fgJ
nd was built In 1903. She was owned Ig
ii Marseilles.
At a well-attended and enthuslutlo 9
aeeting of FalrmOnt Lodge No,9, ;?
xjyal Order of Moose, held lastnlght. Si
l class of twenty candldateeWergM
isbered Into the mysteries of Mooag-g
lom. This Is the first tangible result?
if the big membership drive now bb> j. i
ng made under a special dispensation
[ranted by the Supreme Lodjge njMMl
reeks ago and upon which , the locals
odge places hope of boosting their ||
lumber to an even 500 or more. The {jg
nltlatlon fee having been reduced Si
rom $25 to five dollars for a short; gs
lerlod, and the establishing of their n
-?-?- -- T.? _
)wn niuu nuusu uuu luuge iwiu
lersn street, 1b regarded by the mem:ers
as the biggest inducement they m
lave yet been able to offer and has
>een the means of creating new ligajj
imong the active members of the Iodfikjfl
A committee was last iUght araSroH
id to confer with the general memorial SB
lay committee to secure a place fdH
ade. It was announced that amggjjH
nents had been completed with BroWtt l
3rothers Carnival which wIU, anfflDM
iere the week of June 18 under thettMfl
iices of local Moose, ,
The new home will be ready'flttaHM
:upancy about that time, but it will b^|
ised In its present unfinished state for ,3
he meeting of the members onywgiB
ruesday evening to complete tM3wH
ails of their participation jta the! naSBI
ade on Wednesday, i' ^
1 1V/UUV
We are now making up the
delinquent tax., list for publicatlWH
June 1, 1917. Those who owe tax-MM
es should come in and pay at once
and save cost of publication. Of-J
flee Monroe Street aaB
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