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Jlear Admiral Thinks the
p ' War Will be Decided ;
in the Air.
In o.po ACTION
Rt Tells Senators Planes Will
P Soon be Fighting in
Brigades.
i<By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, June 12.?Hear Admiral
Robert E. Peary told a sub-committee
of the Senate military committee
today that the airplane was the
cheapest and quickest answer to the
submarine problem and if 1,000 airplanes
were sent abroad they would
do more to curb the submarine menace
than anything else that could bo
done.
- "With the same concentration of effort
as von Tirpltz exerted to develop
the submarine In Germany, I think we
will have an answer to the submarine
and a quick decision of the war." he
declared.
j Admiral Peary appeared In snpport
of a bill to establish a department of
oArnnnntlca with a place in the cabi
V The general opinion among experts
Ev\fae said, is that the war will be decidl
ed in the air and that soon airplanes
IP/- wfll be fighting in brlgrades of from
B. 600 to 1,000 flyers.
r Keizei
p. Mother, Three Sons and One 1
| Daughter Give Selves <
1 to Cause.
I (By Associated Press)
W WASHINGTON, June 12?War de- j
H ? pertinent records today disclosed a re- ,
I markable case of family patriotism. ]
Three sons of-a Tamps, Florida family
are enrolled respectively in the reg- "*
nlar army, the aviation corps and the
v officers training camp at Fort Ogle- I
thorpe, Ga. I
I The mother and daughter and the 1
I rest of the family are preparing to .
join the Red Cross and in addition I
the mother has offered all her proper- I
I ty consisting of 200 acres of land to I
the government for any purpose.
I Lumber Dealers to (
I Meet This Evening
A meeting of the West Virginia LumI
ber Dealers' Association will be held
H in the office of the Fairmont Wall
Plaster company on Monroe street this
I evening. Some Important business a
^1* will be taken up at this meeting and a ti
large attendance of the members is a
I expeced. It is desired that all of the D
members thoroughly understand the c
L,House Bill No. 6 which was passed at ll
H the last replar session of the legiala- T
I tore and which has an Important bear- t
I ing npon the work of tbe association c
The bill will be read and discussed and
I other matters of Interest and import- *
ance entered into. . "
REGULAR ARMY GR0W8.
WASHINGTON. D. C? June It? 1
M The total of volunteers for the regular ?
amy reached 112,653 yesterday when 1
U27 men were added. New York J
was still in the lead with 293 men se- *
H cured during the day and Pennsylvania! J|
second with 272. | "
| City Hall Notes ?
I The central fire department was 1
B called on a teat alarm to Eighth, street t
HUftiocnst ?remi? tWs-?flernoon and
Bat Fourth and Locustaaremieju front
tire came off the truek. No one-at the
fire department knew of the run being I
a test but it took the chiefs car and r
the truck Just two-minutes and thirty I
seconds to get to Locust and Fourth e
I Chief of Police Fred Harr left this tl
afternoon for Parkersbnrg where he- a
will attend Onfted States Court Carl -t]
pirn Nft lsrtntght for the same-dosti- c
nation fbstrfce same -purpose. tl
Bfey ~ Thursda
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MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS.
IllllbV
BUY A LIBE
(AnEc
Remember this?
Only die men between 21 and
eluding women, can buy a bond?ai
It was not your fault if you c?
going to say if you have no bond ar
do for America in her hour of trial?
A $50 Liberty loan bond will eqi
A $50 Liberty loan bond will bi
32 men.
A $50 Liberty loan bond will bir
A $50 Liberty loan bond will buj
SCENE OF GREA1
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Map of the British front from Ypi
France, showing the line of the new
previous offensive at Arras. Arrow 1
>ne morning, In which the British' hai
anurc, w yiscnaeie saiieut una uoou
lew British front .The Messines-Wyl
shaded area, dominating the low coun
'n British hands. With it went Wyts
lerne. Arrow 2 indicates the battlefle
Ish began the first of their spring ofi
nanner similar to that in which the :
Blank line indicates the present front.
10 111 GRACE 10
IBVEUMEK
Governors Have Orders to
Round Them Up and
Jail Them.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, June 12?Arrests
nd possibly a year's imprisonment
aday threatens men of registration
ge who have failed to enroll for army
onscrlption. Governors had orders
mm the war denartment to cease ex
ending leniency to those who did not
eglster on the single legal registraion
day last Tuesday and to proseute
violators vigorously.
The eariy publication of lists of
eglstered men is expected to aid in
he detection of slackers.
Orders have been received at the ofice
of Sheriff A. M. Glover, of Marlor
ounty, to arrest all persons between
be ages of 21 and 30 who have not regstared.
These orders were received
his morning from Governor John J.
lotnwell and were sent out of Washigton
last night by the provost martial
general. The city police have
een notified and the county authoriles
were instructed that all persons in
he city between those ages whose
amee do not appear in the West Virinlan
tonight and those in the county
those names do not appear in The
Tmes from time to time shall be quesloned
and if not registered put in jail.
WANT ASYLUMS ENLARGED.
CHARLESTON, W. Va, June 12.?
>r. H. B. Wood, of the State Board of
lealth. and Dr. S. L. Jepson, State
Eeatth Commissioner, have urged the
niargtng of the State Insane Asylum
t Weston. Spencer and Huntington
3 care for the large number of patients
bey say will become Insane as a result
f the war. The state Institutions for
be Insane are at present crowded to
apaclty, the dismissals not equaling
be commitments.
y Is Flay Day-Ever
FAIRMONT, WEST V
? !
:rtybond ~|1
litorial) ^
51 could register, but any one, raid
the time limit expires June 15.
ild not register, but what are you
id some one asks?"What did you
?
nip a soldier for the front
uy 16 shelter tests, accommodating
Y 1,000 rounds of ammunition,
r three standard rifles.
r BRITISH DRIVE
es. In Belgium, to Arras, in northern 2
British offensive in relation to the
indicates the attack begun very early
re been completely successful. The
captured, the dotted line indicating the
Ischaete ridge, indicated by diagonally
try for many miles around, is entirely
chaete village. Messines and OosttaId
of Arras, where on April 9 the Britfensives,
storming VImy ridge in a ?
Vlossines-Wytechaete ridge was taken. c
pmnori
TIE UTILE FRONTSj
Germans, However, Have
Resumed Activity Against
Russ on Baltic.
There Is again a loll on the FrancoBelgian
front. The British after capturing
yesterday an additional mile or
trenches west of Warneton in the Belgian
sector where their recent important
advance was scored confined themselves
to raiding operations. 1
The Germans for their part sent -I
stealing out expeditions against the
British at several points in this area.
These were repulsed by the British
who took some German prisoners.
According to Berlin's account of the '
fighting around Mess lues yesterday a <
British force was sent into action there t
Only remnants of the force returned 1
to the British lines, the German report
declares. <
On the front occupied by French 1
there was inactivity except for artll- i
lery. t
The Italian advance begun Sunday
In thn Trnntinn saa not nusheH fur
ther yesterday. The Rome official
bulletin says tb&t adverse atmospheric '
conditions lnterferred with operations. \
German activity has been resumed \
against Russians on the Baltic coast i
The Berlin admiralty today reports t
aerial attacks by Germans on Rus- (
sian naval bates on the Island of }
Desel off the Gnlf of Riga. \
NORSE SHIPS SUHK.
CHRISTIANIA, London, June 11?
The Norwegian rteamer Deveron, 1160 '
tons, has been rank. Four men were :
lost including one Canadian and twelve 1
men landed at La Werck. Captain 1
and another man were wounded. s
The Dagblodet reports that the Aro 1
tic cutter Szerce Second has been sunk a
The crew was saved. t
y Patriot Will Want
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TBGPftA, TOESDAt EVE
YfiET
Sew Russia's First
Ambassador to U.S.
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According to a Petrograd dispatch
lied May 8 and held up by the censor,
ecelved this week from London, Proessor
Bakhmeteff, who heads a Rusilan
commission of forty now coming,
ria Japan, to this country, has been
ippcinted Ambassador and Envoy
'lenlpotentiary to the U. S. He will
Iso bavo charge of all Industrial, finanial
and war supply mattere. Boris
ilexandrovitch Bakhmeteff Is a typl al
American In everything but birth,
to Russian Is better suited for the
K>sl of Ambassador to the United
itates by training, temperament and
ixperlence than Bakhmeteff. A speakir
of perfect English, an admirer of
American Institutions, an economic <sxiert
of first rank, the new envoy rep esents
the highest type of eflciency
lot only in Russia, but in America.
IT 70,000 FOR
i n Ml
Vre Needed to Fill Up Infantry
and Field Ar
tuiery.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, June 12.?The War
lepartment today called for 70,000 adlltional
recruits in order to fill the
egular army to war strength before
fune 30. "The cavalry, engineers,
:oast artillery, signal corps and quarermaster
corps of regular army al eady
have been brought to war
itrength, said an official statement.
"Forty-five thousand recruits are
leeded at once to complete new reginents
of infantry ad field artillery.
Pwenty-five thousand additional re:ruits
are desired at as early as pracicable
date to fill vacancies in order
hat war strength of 300,000 men may
ie maintained.
"Facilities are in readiness for placng
these 70,000 men under proper
* * ?- ikla
raining. Any aeiay m uuuuuiug mis
lumber will necessarily cause loss of
nvaluable time.
It is the .earnest desire of the war
lepartment that 70,000 single men beween
the ages of 18 and 40 who have
to dependents and who are not engag;d
In professional businesses or trades
dtally necessary to the prosecution of
he war be enlisted in the regular
iTmy before June 30, 1917.
[talian War Mission
Will Tour Country
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C.. June' 12.?
The Italian mission, its work completid,
leaves today for a ten days' tour of
he country prior to its departure for
taly.
The head of the mission, the Prince
>f Udine, will remain here because of
lis illness which caused a postponenent
of the trip last week. He plana
a Join the party at New Tort
E8PIONAGE BILL PA88ED.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 12.?
Php administration esDionage bill was
inally approved by the Senate today
vlthout a roll call and sent to the
IVhlte House for the President's slgnanre.
Provisions for newspaper censorihlp
had been strnck out and material
nodlficatlons In other respects had
>een made.
> >
BERLIN REPORT ON AIR LOSSE8.
BERLIN, June 12. ? During" the
nonth of May the Germans lost 79
teroplanes while the Entente lost 2S2
sachlnes, said the official statement
ssued today by the German army
leadquartcrs staff. The statement
lays that 114 Entente aeroplanes fell
lehind German lines and 148 British
ind French were forced down within
he Entente positions.
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iyiNG, JUNE 12,1917.
TANK
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PLOT OBI
Mini
Federal Authorities Are In
vestigating the Details
Carefully.
imsjii MSI
Gang That Killed Keet Bab;
Had Big Objects in
View.
(By Associated Press)
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 12.?A
extensive plot, engineered by Germa
agents and directed not only againf
a number of individuals, but als
against the government. Is believed b
federal agents to have been uncovere
as a result of their investigation of tb
Springfield, Mo., abduction plot.
Samuel Hargis, assistant Unite
States district attorney, returning t<
day from Springfield, declared he wa
convinced that the cases being ii
quired into in the Ozark city are men
ly minor instances of a much large
scheme of kidnaping crime.
The federal authorities today too
up the case after Springfield official
announced that Claude Piersol, wh
was in jail here as a suspect, had tol
of having been approached by Germa
agents who wanted aid in advance t
abduct a St. Louis munition maker.
Mrs. Fred JB, Lott is
Buriei at Woodlawi
Funeral services over the body (
Mrs. Fred B. Lott, whose death o
^jK^^tm%Sathrda?- ip,. PhUedelpW
were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'cioc
I. ?t TW XTI,
iium uicrooiuciibD ui nausea ju. m
hols on Fairmont avenue.
The body accompanied by Robe:
and Paul Lott, sons of the deceasei
arrived here this morning and was tai
en to the Nichols' home. Brief ft
neral services were conducted by Re'
J. C. Broomfield, pastor of the M. 1
Temple, after which the remains wer
conveyed to Woodlawn cemetery b
Undertaker R. C. Jones where the
were laid to rest.
GEO. hi. ALEXANDER
HEADS VIM ALU!
Meeting Last Night Larg
est in History of the
Association.
MORGANTOWN, June 13.?At tt
banquet and annual meeting of tt
West Virginia University alumni a
soclation, held last evening the fc
lowing officers were elected: Pres
dent, George M. Alexander, Fairmont
first vice president, Emmett Showa
ter, Fairmont; second vice presiden
Carl Bachman, Wheeling; secretai
L. D. Arnett, Morgantown; treasure
Robert D. Hennen, Morgantown; men
V>ow r\t Wnonpfl hnnrri .T TPpAnrh Rnhil
son, Morgantown.
The banquet was attended by 21
graduates, the largest In the hlstor
of the association. President Ale.
ander presided as toastmaster.
The speakers were Hershel OiJei
'Wheeling; Dr. John L. Roemer, S
Louis; G. T. Harmon, Boston; Di
C. White, and Dr. Frank B. Trotte
Morgantown; Kemble White, Fal
mont; George S. Ladley, Charlestoi
and F. L. Thomas, for the senior c(asi
Mrs. Edna Lelnman Morris and M.b
Deulah Pickenpaugh sang. Patri"tl6t
was the kepnote of all speeches. .
collection for university men who hav
enlisted was taken. A committee c
ten is to be appointed to sectors a bl
iOan fund for needy students.
Michigan Figures
Way Above Estimati
(By Associated Press)
LANSING, Mich., June 12. ? Con
plete official tabulation of Michigan'
registration this morning gave th
state a total of 372,872 registered. G
this number the white registration wa
294,397: colored, 6,172. The total ii
d lea ted possible exemptions were 1S3
270. The census bureau estimated to
Michigan was 330,000. There wer
registered 69,282 aliens and 3,021 alio
enemies.
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J] Gunner Clancy, R. F. A., a Texan,
?" claims to be the first American to
ir carry the Stars and Stripes into action
on the French front, which he says he
* did at Vimy Ridge on April 9th. The
8 flag was tied to his bayonet when he
o charged with a Canadian regiment and
<! the Stars and Stripes got their first'
i view of the greatest of wars. Gunner
o Clancy was wounded at Neuve Chapel,
Combles and Gommecourt, and be is
now recovering from being almost
buried alive at Arras. Dr. Walter
Hines Page, American Ambassador to
Great Britain, congratulated him on
2 bis spirit and promised to help him
in his application for a commission In
the American army.
iFamffiBd Accused
* of Triple Murder
(By Associated Press)
FLEMINGTON, N. J? June 11.?
J" Caro May Woren, the farm hand sub,
pected of having murdered Mr.and Mrs.
' Wm. Queen and their daughter, and
then setting fire to their home at Mt.
Pleasant last Thursday night, was
brought to jail here early today from
near Mllford where he was captured
last night. Threats made against the
men caused guards to be placed around
the jail today. May Woren was employed
by Queen a3 a farm hand. He
ribappeared after the murder and fire.
* He is about 35 years of age.
' Y. M. C. A. Directors
Will Meet Tonight
A meeting of the board of directors
of the Y. M. C. A. will be held tonight
on/1 nlonn cftmnlofnH fnr ho camnnien i
which was reecntly launched for the
raising of this county's share of the
is Arn:y Y. M. C A. fund. It Is hoped to!
ie have this campaign going In full swing i
liv the latter part of the week -and for
this reason It is Important that pi! of
'he directors be present this evening
1- to assist In making plans and to leirn
;; the part they are to play In the camj.
paign.
I AI COPP FIRST
l A.P. LOSS IN WAR
a,
i" Southern Division Manager
? Had Served in Two
i." Wars.
3.
.a
? (ByAasocIated Press)
? WASHHGTON, June 12.?Arthur
jf W. Copp, superintendent of the southg
era division of the Associated Press,
died here today of a complication of
diseases after a lingering illness. He
was 49 years old.
Mr. Copp's last work was perhaps
3 as he might have wished It, for when
a volunteer was called for to sail on
the American liner St Louis as the
first armed American ship, to cross
'' the submarine zone he responded and
8 made- the perilous voyage for the As?
sociated Press.
11 Nervous strain probably added to
8 precaiiousness of his physical condi- !
tion, the seriousness of which was ]
* unknown to others. Soon after his {
r return he was taken to a hospital. |
a Twenty years before as an Associated {
a Press correspondent he had served in j
Cuba during Spanish-American war.
The West Virginian C
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Warmer tonight. | . IH
PRICE THREE CENTS 4
ROUTE I
ni oil i
ship shelled 2 i
yeai1s ago sunk |
Tw? of Her Boats With
Eighteen Men are
MI IT BIUD 1
Spanish Towed It Into Cadi* 1
Where It Wilil be In- ' WM
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(By Associated Press) (,J
WASHINGTON, D. C., June On
The American steamer Petrolite baa H
been sunk by German submarines. ; %
Consular reports which brought newa
of the disaster said one boat with IS ;Y]
men, the third mate and chief engiuesr,
had been landed and two boats
with an unstated number of men wars
missing. The time and place ofnttaalf : y$a?
were not given In the dispatches.
The Petrolite, a tank steamer first t
figured In the news nearly two years
ago, an attack upon her by an Austrian
submarine threatening diplomatic, re<
iations between the Vienna government
and the United States. The ship
was shelled by the submarine and men
aboard her wounded. The submarine
SUUl U LIUIV UUWll'U llltt VtiUBUl Ula *? j
moved a large quantity of supplies. $
She then was permitted to proceed.
The incident was the subject of a
series of notes between the United
States and the Austrian government ;
NEW YORK, June 12.?The Petrpi ,
lite, a vessel of 3,710 tons, owned by .
the Standard Oil company of New
York.^l^.^re^rilSO^f^^Mi^mad. j
mand of Capt Thos. H. McKellnm and
carried a crew of 38, of whom Iff were |g
Americans. The ship was armed ahid
carried a gunner's crew. . r
CARDIZ, Monday. June 11 via Paris 0
June 12.?The Spanish torpedo boat
No. 6 this morning discovered the German
submarine U-52 disabled from gun , ^
shots which had struck her engine.
The submarine was towed into Car*
diz and stripped of her wireless ap-. .v-a
paratus that the vessel could not communicate
with vessels of the Central' ;,S|
powers interned in this port
Repairs to the German submarine l
will probably take two days but it la
believed the vessel will be interned.
The German commander today paid a i
visit to Spanish port officials who lat?
er returned the visit.
The submarine Is of 450 tons and ean> is
ries a crew of 20 men. It is equip
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you mm iwu lurpcuu tuDea aria twfl
IHU III 1
i me ruir I
Will Be Turning Out El* i
plosives by First of July ; |
*
The Monongahela Powder company
has about completed its large new powder
plant, situated across the river
from Rlvesville at a station called .
Rita. Work has been progressing nic?
ly on the huge plant for several
and before long everything will be In |
readiness for operation. Machinery' $
of various kinds has been arrMngj'ff
daily and is rapidly being set up, '
Officers of the company state tbMt'0
the plant will be completed and ready
for the actual manufacture of prod- .
ucts about the first of July. Consider-.*
ing the size of the plant, and that it ;
was not begun until the first of April, f
the work has been progressing exceptionally
well. Recently a railroad aid* $1
ing has been run up to the plant to
tyORE CANTONMENT tim M
WASHINGTON, D. C.. June 11?
Fort Riley, Has., and Dea Moines, Iowa, .
were added by Secretary Baker today.i ?:
to the list of approved sites for dlvi-' B
slonal cantonments of the national K
army. Twelve of the 16 sites have ' g
now been approved.
Concerning newspaper dlsttflM-T^
tion in Fairmont, see our ad on j
Page 10 for particulars.
A. G. Martin & Co.
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