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April 1917 v
A Quality Newtpaper for the
I .Not a Single Flaw in Cele|
^ bration of Big Day
f r ubmiki
Congressman R a iney's
^ - Speech at Park Was Elo
If? - " quent Ltenveraiict:.
f" Memorial day was given a,splendid
and thoroughly.appropriate celebration
in Fairmont. From tho start of the
i: morning procession which escort. .1 tho
i. Veterans of 'G1 to the cemeteries for
. the cervices at the gravesides, through
'.he flag raising at Palatine Knob dur1
tug the early afternoon, the grand pio;
'esrion in the middle of the afternoon,
V* tho nation by the eloquent ftp.
ftatney at South Side park at tho con.K;
.. cln!tVcn of the parade, up to the ending
.of Uic band concert at Loop park in
<re cttuiug there was not an unto;
ward ibc.dent. Even tho weather was
ail thai could be desired and ike
Sy crowds everywhere were large.
%?> The procession in the morning led
by the Greator Fairmont band, started
1^' from the City hall when the vterans
In motor cars, provided for the pur?:
pose, went to Woodlawn and strewed
Kj<| flowers on tho graves of the dead and
Wr the beautiful and dignified Memorial
day ritual of tho Grand Army of the
st Republic was carried out by members
f".- of Meade post. The graves in Maple
W Grove cemetery, on the East side of
2 the river, were decorated Tuesday by
the members of Pierpont post who
fulfill this duty each year.
' During the morning those who did
"jfi not care to accompany the veterans |
C - tn fho mmplprv wore eiven an ohuor- I
IjV; ~~??* ?-> - .
lunity to listen to a concert by the |
Sfe. Onrlow band which gave an interestIng
cfmcert from the Court house
'jBf. stops. .-'
fr* . Promptly at the^taei appointed, 1
r o'clock, the flag on PrfwJne Knob was
T" raised and from that wifemony the
|s>- peopie hurried back to town to take
TSi part In or wjlftess the parade of the
afternoon which started at the cort
tier of First street and Fairmont aveil
i r.ue at 2:0 o'clock.
The parade was a splendid success,
full of beauty, patriotic thrills and interest.
It Is said that It was the best
procession ever held In Fairmont and
v, hlle there may have been others that
exceeded it In numbers none that can
: be recalled today ever approached
If in symnetry and impresslveness.
Easily the mo3!' interesting thing
about It was the Ited Cross contingent,
tho women all crowned with the regulation
veil cap which in many in?
stances was strikingly becdinlng to
dhe faces underneath. As a beauty procession
that part of the parade would
draw crowds anywhere. But striking
ac. It was, this contingent did not overshadow
the old veterans who made
their second appearance of the day
well up to the front of the procession
In automobiles. The soldiers from the
First regiment camp, including all the
camp mascots and the full train of
baggage wagons, also attracted considerable
attention. So did the Knights
of Pythias every member of which
carried a large American flag. Another
shown body was the Italian organization,
tho Knights of Christofo
I At the head of the parade was Col.
cnel It. L. Osborn, commanding offi''
cer of the First regiment, with his
?tnff and headquarters company, all
mounted Then came the band, following
them came Company F. of Marti
linsburg, Company C? of Buckhantion,
Company T, of Fairmont, Company B,
, nf- Rowlcsburg, the Sanitary Detach1
ment from Piedmont, the Machine Gun
'! Company from Clarksburg and the
Supply company from Morgantown.
'All pf the companies in camp took
part in the parade and a section of
Company E, of Craftoa,.was called In
i from Honlt to do gpard-jjfuty at camp.
The parade was headed' by the National
Guardsmen who are already In
draining for actual military service,
K; providing 4n' inapt ring leading feature.
, . The First rdgimeht band appeared in
. (hat formation. Hairy F. Smith, grand
marshal, and his staff, headed an au
to delegation including tbe mayor, city
I: commissioners and speakers. Mem
hers of the Grand Army of the Repub
lie, Daughters of the American Revo )
mtlon, members of the Red Cross, rep
resentatlves from the Woman's club,
W. C. T. U. and Ministerial association.
Two troops of Boy Scouts were an
Interesting feature of this section ot
Ik-the street display. Garlow's band was
the second musical organization In
line leading the KnlghtB of Pythias
I delegation. Members or the Independ
ent Order of Odd Fellows, K. 0. T. M.,
and Protected Home Circle followed.
^ West's Drum Corps proceeded the
Knights of Columbusf delegatlcn, the
l^kHarochial school and the Loyal Order
't of Moose, which had a creditable showThe
Elks' band, of Manrilngton, led
^^RtDe combined groups of members of
Kthe two lodges of this order in Mar(Continued
on Page Ton.)
Interesting Program Prepared
for Term's Last
The last assembly program of the
closing year of the High school will
UC an ISVtNlt luuiwiiun luui mug uv j ]
tliy school. ' j s
The program will be presented at j 10
o'clock and will be 0f more than
usual interosi in that piizes in the j R
various contests and letters for athlet- j
lcs will be presented. The program j
Is as follows: :
Selection?High school orchestra. 1 j
Awarding of letters to athletes?G. L
M. Alexander, president of the Board
of Education.
Presenting of Prizes in best sketch-!
es of living West Virginians, 0. G. <;
Wilson, superintendent of Fairmont'
district.' j
Presentation of prizes in The West
Virginian 50 in 5 contest, W. J' Wiegel
General Manager of the Fairmont!
Printing and Publishing Co.
Selection?Boys Glee Club.
Fairmont Normal school?Irene
Barnes, Harry Watkfns, representing '
the J. 0. Watson class F. H. S., 1916. fl
Selection?Girl's Glee Club. I"
Presentation of Senior Class Gift A
?Robert Hawkins. Class President. 11
Acceptance address?Archie Mere- "
ditli, president Junior class.
Song by school?America.
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' y
Promotions in First. Kegi- t<
ment Wore Gazetted n'
Yesterday. ' g
Robert Osborne, of Clarksburg, hasj v
been officially appointed Colonel of ('?
the First regiment. West Virginia Na- ^
tional Guard infantry. This notice was
received a't Fairmont yesterday. Colonel
Osborne moves tip from lieu- jl
tenant-colonel which position lie held !|
when Colonel Clarence Jolliffe resign ' I
ed several weeks ago. With the no- j
tice of the appointment of Colonel Jolliffe
came the announcement that Major
Jackson Arnold of the First Battalion,
West Virginia infantry has been
moved up to the title of Lieutenant
Colonel. Major Arnold's place as head
of the First Battalion will lie taken by
Major John Stewart of the Secondly
Battalion. Major Stewart's place in ! p
the second will be taken bv Major; j,
Edward B. Carskadon of the Third t|
Battalion. Captain George L. Wever g
of Company F. of Martlnshurg. hasjj,
been appointed major of the Third j
Battalion. Captain Wever's place in I
Company F is taken by First Lieu a
tenant George F. Whitmore. Captain -j
Whitmore has moved his family from 0
Martlnsburg to Fairmont, tno mouiii-|_
zatjon camp here not anticipating any I
move within the the next month or( ^
more. Captain James S. Russmlsscl e
of Buckhunnon, has heen appointea u
Major of the Medical corps succeeding c
Major Zadoc Kalbaugh, resigned. Sec- ,-j
ond Lieutenant A. L. Anderson has (j
heen made a first lieutenant. Elbert
L. Kinkead for some time Regimental
Sergeant Major, has been appointed
first lieutenant. Howard Charnock. w
second lieutenant, lias been appointed
first lieutenant. Clyde Heater of the j
reserve has been recalled to active ,
duty as second lieutenant and will sue- v>
ceed Howard Charnock. A. L. An- 1
derson of Company F has been appointed
first lieutenant.
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I City Hall Notes 2
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It doesn't do any good to try to sell \
Ira Smith books. When he wants n
books ho buys them but when he n
doesn't want them he talks the sales
man out of the notion. A book agent d
direct from Hoboken with a line that a
would make a dead mart buy Paradise s
Lost ontered jov fully this morning and b
greeted Ira Smith. Immediately Ira t(
got busy on the circus coming here and c
the possibilities of soft drinks in dry d
Btateb. The agent left and believe it b
or not?he loft in smiles and hadn't s
gotten rid of one of his Twalns.
The city building has begun its sum- a
mer decoration. George Crones who s
did not put arsenic in the Chicago din- u
er's soup is in charge of the work. Ev- a
ery window in the building will be c
shaded with these awnings. ti
ave Something About
Ik. P g
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^ Northern ff
Andale, Kansas, between Wicin
ts devastating way through seven m
treet in Andale?houses torn into shr
" ^ inniui
nniinfsi sun
in i BIS
Students Take Up Collection
to Pay French Child's
A movement is on at the Normal I
rltool whereby Ine students will adopt I
ar one year a little French orphan,'
aving all expenses for its keeping, j
,t a recent chapel program Miss Fausma
Davis, a student of the Junior Norlal
class, presented the idea to the
tudent body lor ratification. Almost
limediately a motion was put Into el-;
jet am! carried unanimously that the j
rphan bo adopted. At a meeting of
je student body this morning, a col
iction wns taken for this purpose,
it.h the majority or the students re-1
ponding liberally.
' Uecause of tho many orphans in
ranee since the outbreak of the war, I
n organization has been fonugd to i
are for them. Faying the money
trough tho organisation, the price or
eepiag an orpnsn one year is only $35. j
inny of the largo eastern schools have j
iken up the idea and have adopted!
"om one to three orphans.' The Nor-1
lal will he the first school in West
Irginia and one of the first in the i
ouih to help the unfortunate French;
The money secured in the collection !
esterday morning will be sent linmclately
to the French Orphan Society,
hereupon a pnotograph of'the adoptd
child will bo sent back.
Miss Eona Efaw, aged 21, is dead and
10 house in which she resided tugethr
with its contents is destroyed as a
ssult of a fire which started when
in victim of the flames attempted to
tart a fire by the use of kerosene oil,
i the kitchen of her home at Geegura,
Ianiiiugl<fn district.
Miss Efaw who resided with her!
ged father, went into the kitchen oil I
uesday evening between five anu six j
'clock to start a fire preparatory to
reparing the evening meal. Accordlg
to an eye witness, a young woman
'ho was a guest in the home, she pickd
up a can containing kerosene from
corner of the room and emptied its
onlents on the supposed to be dean '
re. S?me smouldering embers evi-1
ontly were still alive, as when the oil!
cached the ombers they sprang into!
anus, the flamts enveloping the body !
f Miss Efaw. The young woman who 1
'itnessed the tragedy, in attempting
i extinguish the flames was badly
urned and her clothing almost burned
om her body. Seeing that her efforts
ore fruitless, she ran to a nearby field
nd summoned the girl's father, Solo
ion Efnw, who hurried to the house
uly to find the building in (lames and
is daughter burning to death inside.
The young woman was finally gotten
-om the house and the (lames extln
uished not, however, before she was
itally burned. She was made as cornjrtable
as possible by Dr. Phoebe
loore, of Mannington who was sum*
toned but died about 6:30 o'clock Wedesday
morning ""
The death of tho young woman Is
eoply deplored as she was well known
nd admired in the community in which
he resided. The aged father is heartroken.
Miss Efaw was housekeepei
) her father and they were devoted
ompanlons. Her mother had been
norl olnno ohn n-no o email olu'irl Until*
cuu oiiiww otiv I" ?.i ?* uuiuii \iunui t ?u? i
rothers and a sister, Mrs. Nat Dodd,
urvive, the latter a resident of Metz.
Owing to the condition of the girl's
ody the funeral was held yesterday
ftornoon at four o'clock with short
ervlceB at the home of Col. R. B. Ash,
'here the girl was taken following the
ccident. Rev. Tyler, of Mannington,
onducted the funeral services and insrment
was made at Gcegum.
the House That Is
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'eat Virginia's Greatest iVetvsJ
- 1 ' ' * '- -' ? ? ?" *Y\n nnint frnm .
la ana nuicuiu&tiii, 10 ?.?o instm. nwm
idtllo western states. This picture Bbc
eds. Twenty were hilled and more tt
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Mote titan 200 dead, nearly 1,200 in
jured, thousands homeless and millions
of (lollajjB lost in property are
the tJllof a toriado (hat swept through
seven middle western states along the
path shown in the map.
One storm starting from Andale,
Kan., and another from "Savre, Ala.,
they met at the juncture of Kentucky.
Bcdy Now Has Sanction of
Law and is Ready for
CHARLESTON, May 31.?Governor
John j. Cornwall late yesterday announced
his appointment of the advisory
state council of defense, us provideo
lor by act of the recently adjourned
Legislature. The list is practically
tile same as the uid, the place
of agricultural commissioner, James
Stewart, being taken by Frank Keegan,
a transportation expert. The list follows:
John Lee Coulter, dean of the College
of Agriculture, Morgantown;
Frank Keegan, general superintendent
Baltimore and Ohio railroad, Wheeling;
T. C. Atkeson, master of State
Grange, Buffalo; 0. A. Arnold, president
State Horticultural society, Keyser;
Howard Gore, president State
Live Stock association, Clarksburg;
(J. P. Shaw, president State Board of
Trade, Huntington; 0. O. Naglc, president
Manufacturers' association,
Wheeling; W. C. McConaughey, president
Wholesale Grocers' association,
Parkersburg; William Rodgers, president
State Federation of Labor, Fallrmont;
Lynn S. Horner, president West
Virginia Natural uas association,
Clarksburg; A. B. C. Bray, president
Slate Bankers' association, Ilonceverte;
C. A. Short, president West
Virginia Lumber and Supply' Dealers'
association, Sliinnston; Dh J. E. Hador,
president State Medical association,
Huntington; G. H. Caperton, Charleston;
Mrs. Joseph G. Cochran, president
Federation of Woman's clubs,
Dailies Hereabout
in Good Condition
Dair yinspection in this section has
been completed. Drs. Howard Wood
of the state'B service, and Dr. C. M.
Damage, city physician, have spent
some time on this work and have reported
that very favorable conditions
wnm fnmiH at each and every dairy
visited. Scores were made, the highest
being over 71 which is the best so
far in tiie state. Due to this being the
first inspection and most dairies not
knowing the requirements for high
scores, the names of the owners of the
dairies and their scores will not be
made public. However after each has
been notified what to do and how to
keep the premises according to regulation,
scoros will be made and the van1
ous figures published.
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itiK most damage In the area beiwcen
Memphis ami Cairo.
The tornado whirled northward li?
Matioon and Charleston. 111., where
morn than 100 are reported dead and
nearly 700 iujured, and ended in the
center of Indiana, around Hebron and
Koutg" The lietance traversed was
I more than 100 miles.
Succumbed Tuesday Evenin?
Several Hours After
Severe Operation
Futieral services over the body of
Mrs. Columbia E. Abbott whose death ,
occurred on Tuesday evening wore
held tills afternoon at 2:30 o'clock 1
from her late residence on Maple 1
avenue. Rev. H. G. Stoetzer of the
First Presbyterian church, pastor of
tbo deceased, conducted the funeral
services which were largely attended 1
by relatives and friends. There were
many bautlful floral tributes.
At the conclusion of the services the
body was conveyed to" VVoodlawn ceme- 1
tery where it was laid at rest. The pall
bearers were J. H. Rowand. A. G. Martin,
J. E. Anderson, 0. F. Jenkins, C.
H. Jenkins and Dr. L. D. Howard. 1
The death of Mrs. Abbott occurred 1
on Tuesdny evening at half after
eight o'clock at Cook hospital where
she had been a patient since Monday, '
on that day having underwent a se- 1
vere surgical operation for a eompli- 1
cation of diseases from which she had 1
ben very ill for seevral weks. For
several hours following the operation
her condition was regarded as satisfactory
but several hours before her :
death it was known that she was sink- 1
ing rapidly. ,
Mrs. Abbott was formerly Miss Co- i
lurabia McKlnney a daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Johit S. McKlnney.
She was united in marriage with Lee i
Roy Abbott, a brother of the Misses
Alice and Amanda Abbott of this city,
his death occufring a number of years
ago. Of the children born to the un- <
Ion four survive, namely, Roscoe M.
Abbott, ot Kingwood; Mrs. Sidney
Reynolds, the Misses Mary and Ieora
Abbott ot this city. She eldest
son, Robert Ieroy Abbtt, died a number
ot years ago. Two brothers, 0.
S. McKlnney and Clark McKinney,
also survive.
The death of Mrs. Abbott cast a
gloom over a wide circle of friends
in the city and the deepest sympathy :
was expressed on every hand for the
bereaved family. Mrs. Abbott was
a splendid friend and neighbor and
an unusually devoted mother. She was
the object of the tenderest care and
devotion on the part of her children
to whom her death came as a severe
affliction. A number of relatives were
hero for tbe funeral services.
Wrong Again.
One might think (but would be dead
wrong If be did) that hams are cured
by a veterinary surgeon. .]
ut Yet Valuable Use t
i fit
LAL | ? warn
Germans Used Gas and the
Fighting Was of Bloody
Desperate attempts by the Germans
to push back the French from the van;age
ground won In the recent attack
by Genoral Potain's forces in the,
L.'hani])flgne region, have been renewed.;
As a whole the French line remained
Intact under the successive severe
blows dealt it early today in a sustained
effort of extremely violent and san;uinary
character, gas being freely employed.
The front was dented at only one
Qtui lii?I KhVhtlv thi? Crown
Prince's troops gaining a footing in
=01110 advanced trenches northeast of
Mont limit.
Along the British line In France comparative
(|uict continues, broken into
<nly by trench raids. Increasing artillery
activity from the Arras front Is :
reported today, the big guns on both
sides have started up agaiu in somewhat
lively fashion near fluiiecoiirt
uid further north along the Scarpc,
?ast of Arras.
The political situation in Spain is
leing closely watched particularly in
vitw of today's newspaper announcement
in Madrid that the constitutional
i.uarantees would shortly again be suspended.
Former Premier Romanone
is ijuoted as declar'ng that conditions
In the country is known to he suffering
keenly in a general economic way from
liie war. as well as directly from submarine
'Inning were becoming graver
i very hour.
r "n m 1
impressive ceremony took
PJace on the Summit
As shouts of patriotism burst from
tho throats of hundreds of loyal citizens
of Marion county, the largest
flag in West Virginia was unfurled
from a ninety foot pole on the top
most summit of Palatine Knob yesterday
afternoon at 1:30 and as he
stars and stripes unfurled the strains
of "The Star Spangled Banner" were
wafted on the breezes by the First
I Vest Virginia Ilnfantry band and two
companies of First West Virginia In-1
rantry stood at attention.
Shortly after the crowd had assembled
the flag tied with twine was lift-1
ed to the lop of the pole where a lineman
placed it in position. A commit ,
e selected from the William Haymond
Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, composed of past regents
and officers of the chapter,
namely, Mesdames George DeBoit, H.
U. Stoetzer, w. h. uonaway aim a,, r.
Hartley, pulled the cord, atached to
the flap;, which unloosened from its
bindings, fluttered, unfurled and
spread to the breezes.
Hollowing the unfurling of the flag
Mrs. DcBolt as a representative of I he
Daughters of the American Revolu-,
tion, recited a poem appropriate to the
occasion in her usual charming man-1
Mayor Rowen in a few patriotic'
words introduced Hon. W. S. Meredith I
and right royaly did Judge Meredith
do honor not only to the occasion but1
to himself as well, when in a few brief
sentences he outlined the history of
the flag, the loyalty we owe to it* and j
to ourselves in this great crisis whfch I
Is confronting the nation. Judge Mere-1
dith concluded his remarks with the j
recital of Joseph Rodman Drake's fa-!
nous poem "When Freedom From Her
Mountain Height Unfurled Her Standard
to the Air" etc. He was roundly
i Mayor Bowen then introduced Captain
Thomas B. Reed, a veteraa of the
Civil war, who read a stanza of "The
Star Spangled Banner" nd as the ceremonies
were concluded proposed three
cheers for Old Glory which were enthusiastically
The ceremonies Incident to the raising
of the flag were decidedly impresstvn
anil the nrAsenre of the aODroxi
mately two hundred khaki clad .soldiers
added dignity and seriousness
to the occasion. As the BOldiers left
the Knob, crowdB of admiring cltizonB
watched with Interest their splen-1
did bearing and manly tread.
Among the distinguished visitors
who climbed the Knob yesterday to
witness the ceremonies were Congressman
Henry T. Ralnoy of Illinois, who
expressed himself as delighted with
the magnifielent scenry the view of
which is obtained from the Knob.
The flag unfurled yesterday was the
wlft of former U. S. Senator Clarence
W. Watson while the flag staff was donated
by S. L. Watson. -It is the intention
to construct a road way leading
to the Knob's summit and to place
benches around it thus making a park.
2 Sale Ad-One Cent
.. a|
is set mm
agist one i i
fill ii it i
At Least Ten People
A 10 S.
i,I;l PI WY DlAfe^H
t i i tt* ? ' roan
(By Associated Press)
ill Missouri ami south Illinois yesMirday
caused the death of ten persons
ami injury of 50 or more, according fa)
advices today lrom various communis,
lies over wliich the storm passed, < .;-:j
At Mineral Point, Missouri, lour 1 <;iH
ivcii allied and 110 Injured. At Palmtop H
three are known to be dead and a number
injured and at Eye, one man kiUe<LvAa|j
In Alexander county Illinois, two men
killed and another one hurt. Four oUtcr
Missouri towns, Uranlievtlle, H
Torrcn, Dlehlfladt and Bismarck were^?
reported struck by the storm but definite
information has not yet
those points.
An antouiatic block signal on th?9
Iron Mountain railroad near Mineral*.'^
Point put into operation by the wlnd. J
warned a Memphis-St. Louis train ffraaH
rying 400 passengers who watcbcld the
storm destroy a village and than gave
aid to the injured. The victims were H
placed on the train and taken to De-- J
Soto where they were cared for at tire
Scores of negroes at Mlnentl Poim^M
aided in the rescue work according to
Conductor tlragg, of the Memphis-St,
Louis train.
A nutuhor of freaks are report
thrill.Yy race with a toruaao was woffl j
by the engineer of a Missouri and, J
Bonno Terresa railroad near Mineral i
lJoint who possibly saved lives of 100 |
passengers. When the twister became
visible the conductor ordered the enjffifw!
neer to put on full steam in an effort to |
out run it. The storm followed the |
train more than a utile before it chaaj|. '
A I.iberty Bond window at the J.
Hartley and Son Co. department stOMr'?>1
attracted considerable attention yesterday
from the crowds that thronged the "3;
streets from early morning till late last
night. The central figure was a mod
ern Goddess of . Liberty bearing aloft J
a car on which were inscribed thp
words, "If Vou Can't Fight/Buy a LH^aj
erty Bond." American flags and syin?j|
bols floated over the figure while the i
flags of England, France and Italy, .J
were also displayed. The Hartley storo
has established a Liberty bond OfCC#.'^
on the second floor and is taking subscriptions
for the bond issue. . '
For Thursday, Friday and
A remarkable sale of Men'??ra
and Women's Low Shoes?aimo?t'j?a
500 pairs to go on sale at very low'jlg
prictts at < j.|
This is the last week In whlcS^cffl
you can pay your 1916 taxei.r,i$l
and avoid having them appear"',*]
on the delinquent list. Don't <bw|l
a "slacker". Help support yotnpM
government Do ybur bit b]F:?|
paying promptly. Office open .1
T7i_. oi ! ?
^WLr_r -,.n_r _r_-_-jW - - - r, H
Notice |f^H
We are now making up the 1911 I
delinquent tax list tor pubUMtlflgpiS
June 1.1917. Those who owetaxetLj
should come In and par at'?raB|
and save cost ot publication. vj?H|
flee Monroe Street.
J. R. MILLER, Treagufleipfl
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