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y| Our heroes of the revolution 1
E fought under a red, white and t
l| .flag after the war had gone al
p- nearly a year. It had 13 red ;
I1, white horizontal stripes and 13 f
I, pointed stars of white arranged 1
|B|.- I circle on a piue ucig.
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To Get Command of Third
Regiment to be Raised
.v t (Special Dispatch to West Vlrjlnlan)
; 1 WASHINGTON, D. C., Jane 14?II
the West Virginia Council of Defense
decides, after Governor Cornwell lays
before it the request of the war de
partment, to liaise an additional in
P tantry regiment and a field artillerj
v regiment, the Governor will offer the
' command of the Brigade to Congress
man M. M. Neely of the First District
*%*%a Vn will onnnnt fha nrnffor rosipn
R. BUU UO lUlt UbbUjili buv |?WMV?P . 0
| lug at once bis seat in the Hoase ol
KV fteptesentatlves.
I The understanding here is that the
J governor will recommend to the coun
K; ell complying with just half of th(
K War Department's request by raising
j only an additional regiment of infan
This would give West Virginia
HBtree regiments or a Brigade.
B The Governor, it is said, does not
HHUvor raising the fourth regiment
?w beciuse it would draw too heavily or
, the state's young manhood, many ol
whom will be needed at home foi
i guard duty.
.! It is said here that Major Neelj
has been assured of service in France
should he take the Brigade comman
g dery.
The extra expense of holding a
special election in the First district it
a consideration which bothers Gov
ernor Cornwell, it is said, but will not
t prevent the appointment of Neely t?
command, his friends say. In fact
Major Neely'g resignation as a mem
her of the House is expected to be
fn SnmVpr niark next week
IB UHUUliu bv 'k'i'
Uk some say as early as next Monday.
j MJIllM
I British are Following Then
Closely?Quiet in
If The German line In Belgium If
crumbling under the British oftenI
slve there. Evidence of this appeared
B today In the announcement by London
F of the German retreat on a front ol
approximately two miles in area, southI
west of Warneton.
After wiping the Messlnes-Wyts
chaete salient in the crushing attach
I last week, General Plainer continued
attacking: the Germans from time to
time east of Measlnea and gained additional
ground there. Further south
the British have also exerted pressure
c?'General von Armfan'a line. Having
lost the last of the commanding artillery
and observation positions In this
region when the Messlnee ridge fen
lqto British hands, the Germans ore
? finding the pressure at some points
beyond their ability to meet. One ol
the first results has been the abandonment
of important sections of their
first lines between the river Ly?and
M 3t Tees.
General Halg announces that the
British are following the Germans
I closely and are moving- forwa?l-e?rt.?
I I Ploegsteert woods and In toe-neighbor
R* hood of Gespard village.
On the French fgnmt comTtrtcma-re
I main comparatively quiet Lest night
I the Germans after the bombardment,
I attacked French posts In the Alsne
I region and northwest of Verdun. The
French easily repolsed?tbese assaults,
I A meeting of the depositors-of the
Citizens Dollar Savings Bank-of Fain
I mont will be held in the conrt house,
| Saturday, JTune 16, at 8 o'clock p. m.
s By order of the Depositors' commit
& J. ABBATICCHIOr Secretary.
| F. K HOLT, Chairman. .
Horn# ^
1 ?
Inrt The war of 2812 saw a 15
tine and 15-striped flag, the tw
ong stars and stripes to repres
and addition of Vermont and K
ive- to the union. The stars'were
n a ed in a square because too I
circular arrangement.
pa tptots rn
X I X Z1UV/X lu? x Vf
Sound of America's Most P
i From Coast to Coastin
PHILADELPHIA, June 14.?A faint
pendence Hail reverberated with the a
[ to the Pacific coast today when Mayor
vered relic with a golden hammer to c
era to the Bervice of the nation.
This eleventh hour appeal to tardj
signal for an avalanche of late subscri
government's entile war loan of two 1
After the old relic was tapped at r
churches, schools and factories from c
E The church bells in Fairmont began
1 to ring before the court house clock 11
. had finished striking the noon hour j J
To people in the center of the city at ,
' the time it seemed that the bell at i
? Christ church on Washington street; 1
was the fir3t to take up the call which i
was first sounded in historic Independ- j
' ence Hall. ' I
' N'nthlnc could have been more fit- <
ting. Philadelphia's Christ church, at! i
' the corner of Second and Market j |
streets is the church nearest to Inde-11
) pendence Hall and doubtless it was the j;
bells in its tower that first took up ! <
the sound In the Quaker City. 11
| Wilson Warns /
That Is Ma
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' President Talks Frankly in *
,l Flag Day Address in ]
Washington. 5
: 1
? fBw Aeeft/'IfltnH PrAMl 1
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 14.? '
' President Wilson warned the American
people In a Flag Day address on the
Washington monument grounds today
that Germany has carried into effect
the greater part of her immediate plan
of conquest and now is negotiating a
new "Intrigue of peace" designed to
end the war while her aggressions are
All the Central Empires, the President
declared, have been cemented
ldto on9 great autocracy-ridden Empire,
"throwing a broad belt of German
military power and political conl
trol across the very center of Europe
and beyond the Mediterranean into
the heart of Asia." This accomplished,
he said, it is easy to understand
why Germany is fostering a propaganda
for an early peace.
! "Peace, peace, peace has been the
tallf of her foreign office for now a year
Quarterly Meeting Will be
; Held at the Y. M.
C. A.
The regidar quarterly meeting of
I the Fatrmont Business Men's association
wlIX be held at the T. M. C. A.
building this evening at eight o'clock.
' Other thanuouttoe business, there will
; bea~rcpartfrom the secretary, Trevey
; Nutter^and the treasurer, C. Richard
HaH,?howlng'tbe-*ctlvlties and flnain,
dalxxmditlons of the association dur.
Ingdhexpeslr throe-months. The asscoctatfon
now has-a membership of 169,
(he-membership being in better stand1
fag than possibly ever before. The efficiency
of the rating and credit departmentrte-tobetter
shape to serve
Its members, a special clerk having
1 been added to- this department since
',April 1. Since the membership of
-tbe -aasodatlan only meets-four times
?^yeaiVilt Is urged that everyone pos
-T I
Dutch Tavern Coffee eatlafactlon '
In every- cup,?Advt 11
What Happened In
MT' j B|
" / rB
r I W ^
r Northern W<
* jr^
-starred By the time we foi
o extra 1848, the United Stati
ent the 29 states, and a star fo
entucky states was sewn on
arrang- The stripes numbered
llgh for seen a stripe for eac
make the flag unwieldj
' buy bonds1
recious Relic Reverberated
-Bells Rang Lustily
t at Noon.
peal from the Liberty bell In Inde,id
of the telegraph from the Atlantic
Smith struck America's most re
all last minute Liberty lean subscriDr
Americans is expected to be the
ptions which will over subscribe the
tillion dollars.
toon the sound was taken up by
icoan to ocean.
The sound of bells is of such a qualty,
however, that it takes a keen ear
:o distinguish among them, and it may
)e that some other bell than that of
JhriEt church was the first to ring
lere. At all events soon all were gong,
and the clanging lasted for ten
Five minutes later the whistles of
he town took up the refrain and they
lonlinued for a few minutes. Many of
ho people who read the morning newsjap<
rs had warning that he bells would >
ing at noon to call the people to make
i last effort to subscribe for the Lib- ,
;rty loan -but others were surprised
ry it and there was much comment.
1 gainst Peace ,
de Prematurely
ind more," said the President. "A lit- |
Je o? the talk has been public, but
nost of it has been private. Through ,
ill sorts of channels it has come to mo ,
md in all sorts of guises. The mili- j
ary masters under whom Germany is (
ileec'-ing see very clearly to what point ;
Tate has brougt them. If they can
iecure peace now with the immense
idvantages still in their hands which 1
hey have up to this point apparently
,mined, they will have justified them- (
lelvts before the German people; they .
vill have gained by force what they <
iromised to gain by it." <
The President tecited again the Gernan
aggressions which drove the <
Jnited States to war. He declared the 1
mrposes the American soldiers now '
:arry the Stars and Stripes to Europe j
or the first time in history are*not 1
tew to American traditions because 1
ealizatlon of Germany's war aims 1
nust eventually mean the undoing of
he whole world. He spoke In full aa :
"My follow citizens: We meet to j
:elehrate Flag Day because this flag ,
.vhich we honor and under which we
lerve Is the emblem of our unity, our
(Continued on page 3) (
31an Conaway Lad i
Pinched by the Cops <
Gerstelle Conaway, soldier of the j
Hrst regiment, was In police court this ,
nornlng charged with disorderly con- ,
luct. He was arrested hi Meredith i
illey last night as he held Edith Nlms
ind pointed a gun in her face. Cona- <
way was represented at court by
jOionel Waltman Conaway. The i
Colonel explained to the mayor the
amlly history of the Conawaya since ]
t770 In order to prore Gerstefl's past i
iharacter. Gerstelle was pinched with ]
laif a pint of whiskey on him. Mayor i
Sowcn after telling Gerstelle the great 1
lonor In which be held the uniform (
Conaway wore soaked the defendant
|10 for disorderly condnct. He paid. i
Hhe gun which Conaway used was a
:lvOIan weapon. There was no cham- <
ier in the gun. j
Administrators Named?W. M. Hess i
?ras named administrator of the es
ate of tno late a. jn. Bpears; Bona or
125 given. W. M. Hess was named adnlnlBtrator
of the personal estate of
;he late Irael S. Gonld; bond of 225
riven. W. M. Hess was named administrator
de bonus non of the estate
>t the late OeoTge D. Koon; bond of
>25 given.
May Be a Paetflit
Don't find too moch fault wIf de
nan dat argnes," said Uncle Eben;
de cbancea are dat he's trytn' to settle
sometbln* wtfont a flght"
London Yesterday
I 1 1 1 1
* T v,T j|
est Virginia** *Greatest$Nemp
ight Mexico In Although 11
?s consisted of the union at t
r each of these Civil war, their
the blue field. blue field of th
13. for It was Then the union
ofato wnnlri and 35 by the ei
r. represented eac.'
Committee Assignments
Were Made at Meeting
Last Evening.
Dinner for Team Members
All members of the teams of the
Y. M. C. A.-Red Cross campaign,
both men and women, are urged to
be present at a dinner at the Y. M.
C. A. tomorrow evening at 6:0
o'clock at which time plans for
the coming campaign will be discussed.
A meeting of the various committees
vhich were appointed to assist in the
Y. M. C. A.-Red Cross campaign was
hold at the Y. M. C. A. last night and
plans completed for the work which
Is to begin next Monday instead of
ruesday as wag originally planned.
The chairmen of the various comnittees
now have the work thoroughly
n hand and if they receive the support
which they should irom tne town a
citizens the goal of $20,000 dollars
should easily be reached during the
three days which the campaign is to '
A part of the funds which are raised
in this campaign will be used to
squip and furnish a young woman's
iepartment in the Y. M. C. A. This
lepartment was recently organized
ind in order to provide a place for it
the Y. M. C. A. building, will be remodeled
as soon as the necessary lunds
can be raised.
R. T. Cunningham is the General
Chairman of the committees and J. M.
iacobs is Vice General Chairman. The
mmmittees which were appointed to
londuct the campaign are as follows:
Team 1?J. M. Hartley, chaiman;
\. rooks Fleming, Jr., C. D. Robin- .
;on, M. L. Hutchinson, Dan Maurer,
Or. J. W. McDonald, Sam R. Nuzum, f
tV. I. Lydic, G. H. Colebank, Ernest ,
Sherwood, Hugh F. Smith, H. B. Hun- *
;erford, Bailey Hupp, J. F. Shaffer- ,
Team 2?A. G. Martin, chairman;
Jeorge T. Watson, Carl Riggs, Walton ,
Wilier, Paul W. Lange, J. B. Canning,
Robert Furman, E. R. Worthington,
Melson Beale, E. J. Walker, N. E. Jamison,
Robert Smith, K. A. Rock, A. 1
Melville Jacobs.
Team 3?W. J. Weigel, chairman;
3. E. Hutchinson, H. J. Hartley, Rolio
J. Conley, H. L. Flowers, Chas. G.
3ood, A. T. Watson, Anthony Bowen,
J. Hi. waison, jr., W. iu. vv aiouu, Ui.f
j. H. Jenkins, S. D. Brady, Rev, H. G.
Stoetzer, W. A. Hustead.
Team 4?Mrs. John G. Smythe,
chairman; Miss Sue Watson, Miss
iane Montgomery, Mrs. C. E. Hutchinson,
Mrs. Fred Helmlck Miss Edna
Tacobs, Mrs. J. A. Meredith, Mrs. 0. G.
iVilson, Miss Marguerite Jordon, Mrs. l
W. I. Lydlc, Miss Rnth Kelley, Mrs.
3. D. Brady, Mrs. L. D. Howard.
J. H. Rownd, Vice General Chairnan.
Team A?F. B. Pryor, chairman; E.
3. Moore, Chester Shlnn, A. B. Scott,
George M. Alexander, W. Kenneth
3arnes, J. M. Black, J. E. Kelley CapAin
C. H. Layman, George Brobst,
J. M. Osgood, Jos. Rosier, Orrin Bell,
Jeorge W. Blickley.
Team B?J. Walter Barnes, chairnan;
M. A. Pitcher, Otis G. Wilson,
r. L. Hall, J. C. Welton, Dr. H. L. Sat;erfield,
M. B. Cobun, W. E. Buckey,
C. W. Corbin, S. M. Eccles, D. A.
Ritchie, J. C. Miller, D. D. Lawson, J. j
A Swiger. i
Team C ? Rev. J. 0. Broomfleld, ,
shairman; J. 0. Watson, O. F. Longh, ,
31en F. Barnes, Kemble White, R. C, '
Wilier, Simon Goodman, Ira L. Smith, (
C. H. Bloom, Ross A. Watts, Rev. C. .
0. Goodwin, Rev. Clarence Mitchell, .
3pray Linn, C. R. Hall. ,
Team D?-Miss Virginia Fleming,
ihairman; Mrs. T. I. Brett, Mrs. W. T. ,
Hartman, Miss Allle Hayman, Miss
Helen Miller, Mrs. Jametf Ficklnger, ]
Mrs. J. O. Watson. Mrs. Tusca Moris,
Mrs. M. L. Sturm, Mrs. A. L. Lehman,
Miss Susaon Arnett, Mrs. Dr. 1
Clyde Nell, Mrs. R. L. Kingsland, Mrs.
0. C. Jones.
-Buy a Liberty Be
... ,- .:Xlr' v'.c & ?
BNING, JUNE 14,1917.
^ |
states seceded from Br 18
he beginning of the fought S
stars remained In the union an
e United States flag. the natie
consisted of 33 states it was s
id of the war.* A star flag was
h. new plan
f ?j/ ?>ert
k m _ 'nthe
J/never looked
"Dpr/ now it> ?seem<
// /wr\th .some st
though each t~h?
// UTach filament;
!Were cjpun of cr
The- flame of tha
"Which thrills t
The ?la|? on high
.And. g'np.r our
Though it?ha:r pass
Its proudest }
Now ' ti s unfu i"l e c
That willingly
Our lives' , our a]
That after \/e hav
The 'flag > /the
Work of Compit
Registration Q
Marion County's Complete
^P/vf "? 1 1C A RZA Kllovon I
X Utai 10 IjVUT JU1VT Vtl,
Enemy Aliens.
Deputy County Clerk Ed Phillips
ias compiled the entire list of persons
registered in Marion county and the
'igures show 4654 registered. Of these
1310 are white and 376 colored. There
ire 957 aliens in the county and 11
'enemy" aliens.
The number of men registered and
showing the various ages are as folows:
Exempt exempt
2 1 129 204
2 2 140 179
2 3 197 150 i
2 4 192 166
*5 197 130
US 236 109
2 7 203 94
2 8 239 105
2 9 234 70
3 0 251 86
Total .2018' 1292
Colored ?
Vge ' Exempt exempt
21.. 18 21
2 2 15 27
2 3 21 21
\24 19 22
2 5 '. 20 17
2 6 16 12
2 7 24 12
2 8 20 16
City Hall Notes
Trials In the afternoon have been
nore or less frequent of late in the
nayor'a office and there are still sev
sral on the list, roese aitermor. cases
iro generally ones held over'for days.
This afternoon at three o'clock the
adals of the soldiers who last night aslaulted
Ernest Miller and Harry Wllion
in the skalng rink will take place,
rho civilians claim they visited the
. ink to meet a man on business ana
:he man was talking to two girls. While
;hns talking some soldiers approached
.lie girls and told the civilians to "heat
It" The civilians refused and the
fight ensued.
Many witnesses to the Watts-Medmd
and Help Keei
98, when the United Statea
pairi^ 45 states were in the Be
d a star represented each on fls
mal emblem. By that time lo
een the striped part of the Tl
a bit ont of proportion, so 4!
s for the flag we?e discussed. hE
L so 'bricPbb, \\\ /
? as if ib> si) cam^\
ran^e inner lignfcM
ead. of white and rWL,
of blve^,
ttirit>val -pire^,
ii> fine high desire.,
"he nation through.)
it greets* the eye-" x
hearts (Somehow, I
ed through Struggles vast},'
lour is now ; i
L to show the world
we give^
1 to liberty;
re ceaeei "to Toe ,
i "frag" may livei
ling the Army
mpleted Today
2 9 25 15
3 0 21 14
Total 177 376
Several late citizens and declarants
have been registering and altogether
three have been put in jail for their attempts
to evade registration. One ot
these, Love James, colored, registered
and then went to pail. He claimed he
figured he was too old to register but
wrote to his parents who told him
that he was under 30. He immediately
ran to the oftice ot County Clerk A. G.
Martin and registered. Washington
Lee and Lee Williams both colored,
are still in the county Jail, neither having
registered, both claiming to be
without the age limit. Williams says
he is too young and Lee claims ,37
as his age.
The number of aliens in Fairmont
and Marion county, a total of 957 seems
large but they are scattered in every
conceivable nook in the county. The
eleven enemy aliens are chiefly in
Fairmont, one of them being Frank
Stoermer who registered but who is
said to have claimed it was not his
wishes to so do. He was arrested by
U. S. Commissioner C. E. Smith and
was ordered held by the Washington
authorities Indefinitely which the
county authorities here assume to
mean the duration of the war.
Stoermer claims be made no open
attacks against the United States ho
claims the only charge on which he
could have been arrested would be
the fact that he lived in the zone surrounding
the Monongah glass works,
which zone was advertised as an illegal
place for enemy aliens to live.
vorich fray in the Oirio theatre have
been brought by various "friends" to
ialk to the mayor concerning the melee.
These conversations are always behind
closed doora.
Mrs. Walter Toor.hman and daughter,
Miss Iva, and Misses Freda Hamilton
and Mary Stewart, were shopping
at Fsirmont Tuesday.
Mrs. Claude Parker and Miss Louise
Haught were Fairmont visitors Tuesday
M. B. Boyles, of Pbilippi, is visiting
friends here this week.
Miss Emma Wolffe, of Fairmont, is
visiting her father, Arch Wolffe, on
R. F. D. No. 1.
Mrs. C. F. Sturm and children were
week-end gueBls of relatives at Clarksburg.
j the War on the
??r ii i
V?'vy ft .
The present war against Germany * ,<;'-|ffl
cs the new plans carried out. The , ^
ig is of finer proportions, appearing
nanr and narrower than before. 'WMffll
io blue field by this time contalna J
i stars, for all divisions of the union 'v'-$
HE ill I
Of Will
Banks Believe Figure Will ?
Be Close to Million at i|
Noon Tomorrow, ,
Liberty Bond buyers In Fatrootfr 'g
will have to buy before tomorrow noon
or remain out in the rain thereafter
for the banks close their subscription
lists tomorrow at that time and It is
expected there will be almost $1,000,- |f
000 showing to the credit of Fairmont? .'jot
ers. The banks figure there will be
a great rush tomorrow morning, as li
usually the case, when many peopletake
advantage of the last fleeting moments
to subscribe to many causes.
Already the city banks have $700,000,
this figure being given for publication ' jji
at close of business today. The est!.
mates are conservative and are as fob
National Bank of Fairmont... ,$I>15,000
People's National Bank 100,000
Fairmont Trust Company 80,000
Monongahela Batik 80,000
Home Sayings Bank 25,000 <&
Tiie banks, each and ali, claim they I
bare been approached by many people
who wish bonds but who hayo not yet
taken advantage of the time offtirQdvMS
and many have announcerd their In- .
tent to visi the Liberty Loan clerk in
the hanks tomorrow. Should half of <
those who inquired and Intimated their"
intentions show up tomorrow morning ^
for the bonds the banks eslmatethr
figure will reach almost a million dollars.
Of the amount subscribed 815460 i
wern distributed in the city by Hivfr
?~? 9
Were Drawn Here by Aiti&fi
al Meeting of Group
Hankers' association boarded a apodal
car leaving the Y. M. C. A. bonding
at 2:15 o'clock for the Falrntbni; !
Country club, where this afternoon
they are holding their regular business
session. This evening at 7:00 o'clock,
the association will return to the
M. C. A. building to enjoy a banquet,
with the Hon. M. M. Neely presiding
as toastmaster.
Over 'sixty visiting bankers arrived
in Fairmont on the morning and esrly J
afternoon trains to attend the meeting
of the association at Country i
club. Besides the banks that hold
membership In "Group Six" there will ?j
be representatives here from. Baltl- 9
more, Pittsburgh, New York and Ot?5S
er larger cities. The membership <?*1
'Group Six" alone covers thirteen
counties In this section of the state.
At the meeting this afternoon, a :
unique program will be carried'Mug
with the regular election of officers. .
Theofflcers whose terms expire are: ,
Chairman, E. A. Rinehart, Bellngton; I
secretary-treasurer, Wm. J. McElWnov
wnst Union: executive commit*?!!*
tee, jl C Hall, Fairmont; FellxEUlottW
Klnkwood, and ?. C. Reeder, Salem. M
Covors will be laid thle eveninj jfl
for 110, with a legion from the.yHMgm
byterian church In charge of the
The menu Is as follows: Frnlt cocb W
tall, creamed chicken In patty sheila yf
baked ham, potatoes, sliced tomatoet.Bj
(on lettuce), new peas, hot rolls, Jelly, fl
Ice cream strawberries, cake* coffee,
Take Iron In the Diet
When anemic persons have to take 1
Iron the best form in which to adrafcjsl
Ister it ir. spinach, cabbage," gwjjjl
chicory.; arugus, lentils, carrots an4 |

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