!? Secretary Nutter is Directed
jp-'to. Send a Letter to Each
tfl pcf UTIM
Resolutions Adopted Last
- Night, Letters Went Out
I The June quarterly meeting of the
Fairmont Business Men's association
Was held at the Y. M. C. A. building
jsssterdoy evening, with a good por
I I of the raembersmp attending.
Ing the session, a resolution was
jduced that the secretary, Trevey
:er, mall out circulars protesting
net the constant violation of the
ic ordinances of the City of Falrt,
and Insisting that each memio
his part toward bettering conns.
The resolution was adopted
r & short discussion by unanimous
of the association. In the dis!on
it was brought out that the
less driving of automobiles in
about the city has become a mento
the safety of citizens. That
le are becoming afraid to appear
le highways with their cars, and
pedestrians are in continual danIt
was urged that action be takefore
some fearful accident octe
quarterly report of the secreand
treasurer was heard, followr
a short business session.
ie letters concerning the violaof
the traffic laws, which Were
:d today, read as follows:
ear Sir?The Business Men's
Delation, at its regular June
rterly Meeting, held yesterday
ling, directed us to address you
to Fairmont's traffic situation
tive to automobiles. If you are
owner of a car or truck, this
ir will be of special Interest to
It appears that the reckless drivJng
of automobiles in and about
p.^'our city has become a real menace.
I The speed law Is being violated
| unchecked almost every minute of
U the day. Many people are becomII
ing afraid to appear upon our
streets and roads with their cars,
and pedestrians are in continual
danger. If this condition continues
some traffic calamity is sure
i to overtake us.
If you are the owner of a pleasure
car, or truck used in or about
i your business, drive it carefully
\ and below the speed limit, and generally
observe all traffic laws, both
city and state. If you hire your
car or truck driven, give special instructions
and directions to your
driver to do the same, and follow
the matter up by enforcing your
We are sure that you will do
1 your part in correcting this sltuail
tlon, which ought not to exist for
& a day.
I Very truly,
j TREVEY NUTTER, Secretary.
| Worst Month for the
jV Poor Since War Began
(By Associated Frees)
WASHINGTON, June 16?Retail
I food prices In United Sttaes Jumped
on an average of nine per cent' between
March 15 and April 16 as shown
in statistics compiled by the labor de|
partment. It was the sharpest advance
in any one month since the beginning
;f the European war.
LV MORE TAX BILL CHANGE8.
Jl WASHINGTON, JunE 15.?An income
tax sumption allowance of $200
for each dependent child of a taxable
1 parent and a reduction of the two cent
fistamp tax on bank checks to-one cent
were decisions reached today hy the
Sehate Finance committee revising the
^ war tax bill.
P" Harrison needs salesladies at once,
il v iteady positions to those who qnalify.
] Apply today between 6 and 6 p. iru,
Saturday between 8 and 10-a. m.?Adv.
||!t A meeting-of the depoettorssof the
I <Cftisens Dollar Savings Bank of "Fair|p&0ht
will be held in the const house,
BBStofardav. Jane 16, at 3 ofclodrp.-m.
MgyfeBv order of the Depositors' commitMiR.
J. ABBATICCHIO, Secretary.
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MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS.
I Dean of Fairmont's
Pastors to Celebrate
REV. W. J. EDDY HAS BEEN AT
FIRST BAPTIST TWENTY
The congregation of the First Baptist
church will on Sunday celebrate
the twentieth aumiversary of the present
pastor, Rev. W. J. Eddy. In point
of service, Rev. Eddy is the oldest minister
of the city and his church has
made rapid strides during his pastorate.
When Rev. Mr. Eddy came here
4?nlitirnh hflH a
iwtuu; yvaio agv, ??*3 ?? .
membership of 121, and today the
membership list stands at 560. In
the twenty years the church had taken
Into membership more than a 1,000
persons. Of the 121 members twenty
years ago, only 33 bare retained their
membership in this chnrch, and of the
34 charter members of the chnrch at
its organization, 11 are now members
of the church.
On the occasion of-the celebration
Clyde Kinsey of New York, baritone,
will render two solos at the morning
service and the pastor will deliver
a special sermon. Mr. Kinsey is a
member of the church and a son of
the late Rev. George Kinsey. The public
is invited to attend the services.
PLAY EXPERT Fill
THREE MINE TOWNS
Miss Norma Cornwell Will
Have Charge at Idamay
Carolina and Watson.
Miss Norma Cornwell, who recently
completed a course in the Savage
School of Physical Training at New
York city,- has ben secured by the
Employment Relationsbip department
of the Consolidation Coal company to
supervise the play grounds at Idamay,
Carolina and Watson and will assume
her new dutleB at once.
Miss Cornwell is thoroughly fitted
I to handle the work for which she Is
selected, having taken special work in
one .of the best physical training
schools in the country, and the newly
established play grounds at the three
mining towns give promise of being
great factors for good in tbe communities.
The equipment of the playgrounds
is very complete for small communities
and includes a number of the ever
piDUlar swings and slides. The equipment
of the play ground at Monongah,
where B. Bailey, of the West Virginia
university, has charge, is especially
complete and a lRrge sum of money
has been expended to provide healthful
and properly supervised out-door
I sports for the young folks of the varI
ious mining towns.
The Employment Relationship department
has secured another^ worker
in /he person of Miss Helen Pricnaru
who is to conduct a kindengarten pt
Owens, one of the mining towns of the
company. Miss Prichard lives at Mannington
but she will come here from.
Washington where she has for some
months been studying kindengarten
City Hall Notes
1 . 11
All fires were lighted at the city hall
this morning, the middle of June bringing
in Octobor weather with chilling
winds. Windows which had been left
open to carry the fragrant breezes
from Coal run through the offices were
closed today and all employes sought
comfort close the flickering gas burners.
The fire department dogs which
since spring have been scampering
I about in the street in front of the department
were snug behind the large
barrel shaped stoves. Fire department
loafers slept and checkers took
the place of daily baseball passing.
Several bond buyers have been inquiring,tor
the Municipal bonds issued
December 5 last, the buyers, or pros
pective buyers, baying held off until
the Liberty Loan had been negotiated.
It is expected tbe bonds will be sold at
a good premium within tbe next day
Dory Rolls, the city hall hall Janitor,
(whom Mayor Anthony Bowen aeks
permission each time be wants to leave
the office, according to the mayor's
statement to the Board of Affairs at
the-last-meeting) is cleaning house in
generaLaL-the city building. He has
several-colored helpers and everything
washable is being washed and every
speck of dirt is being forced from its
Liberty Bonds Above
Par in Baltimore
(By Associated Press)
Baltimore:, Jono ib,?the Liberty
loan was traded in pn stock excharge,
here today at 101 % on first
sales. vOlhersales'were made at 101.
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LI ms m/
FAIRMONT, WEST VH
FOR FAIRMONT ON
a aMa?Hig a a
Seven Hundred and EightyOne
Thousand, Five Hundred
Subscriptions Here Were in
Excess of the Sum
Bankers today claim the allottment
for Fairmont of the Liberty Loan fund
was over subscribed in the city about
100 per cent. They figured about
jaiu.uuu ror Fairmont, estimating
$500,000 for the county. Fairmont
comes to the front with a total snb.
Bcription of $781,550 and it is understood
that several came too late, the
closing time being noon today. The
figures as estimated in some cases
and as compiled in others are the following:
National Bank of Fairmont.. $552,050
People's National Bank 100,000
Fairmont Trust Company... 74,500
Home Savings Bank.__... 25,000
Monongahela Bank 30,000
Persons who came late and figured
tbeir small subscriptions of $50 and
$100 may be thrown out are mistaken,
for these will be recorded first and the
larger subscriptions will follow. An
estimate of the number of subscribers
is said to be 2,000 scattered in all)
parts of the city.
The Liberty Bond Bureau of the ?
Hartley's department store which began
to place subscriptions early in the I
campaign, and was one of the most im- I
portsnt educational forces here, took I
subscriptions amounting to $14,650.
gjl of which have been placed in various
banks over the city.
Germans Admit the
Losses in Belgium1
(By Associated Press)
BERLIN, June 15.?Retirement of
German forces at two points on the
front in Belgium is reported in today's
official statement The Germans
were p 1 r.sed back by the British
between Hol'jbeke and the region of t(
the River Douve and also southwest of
EXPLOSION AT POWDER PLANT, w
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., June 15.?An w
explosion occurred at the plant of the ..
Aetna Powder company on the outskirts
of this about eleven o'clock Y
today. All telephones to the plant Y
are put out of commission and details
are lacking. tj
BRITISH LOSE A CRUISER. tl
LONDON, June 15. ? Tho British ti
armed merchant cruiser Avenger was T
torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea te
on Wednesday, night. All but one were j,
TO TAKE On OK \
Plans For Their Sale Were st
Announced at Uniontown ai
j ' ' BE
UN10NT0WN, Pa., June 15.?Announcement
was made yesterday by cl
the members ot the J. V. Thompson I"
Creditors' committee that with the ap- "
proval ot three-toorths of the unse- a
cured creditors and the extension of dl
the secured claims for a period of
three years, the J. V. Thompson prop- R
erties will be optioned tor 30 days on
July 12 to Balph J. Young of St Paul,
Minn., representative of the Hill interests,
for $5,000,000, the option to ^
expire August 12. dl
The plans for the sale of the proper- 0I
ties with mortgages, liens, taxes, obli- w
gatlons, etc., upon the payment of $5,000,000.
stipulates the following terms: g
$600,000 cash and upon transfer ot the e,
properties August 12; $600,000 at the
expiration otl2monthsand $600,000 at
the end of each-six-month period until
the total amount is paid. The rate of
Interest on all deferred payments to w
be 5 per cent tl
A financial statement of the Thomp- tt
son Interests shows the assets to be tt
$66,083,068.66 and. the liabilities $35,- n
i In TodtnTs Issue
,GINIA? FRIDAY EVENIN
" NO i
Vro jH6.tKAi sen
/? i UN 61.6?
t Will be Served Tonight by
the Young Women's
Department of "Y"
A dinner will be served at the "Y"
>night to the committees and others
ho are to be uctlvely engaged in the
. M. C. A. Red Cross qampalgn that
111 begin nest Mondajt The dinner
ill begin promptly at 6:30 o'clock
lis evening and will be served by the 8
oung Women's Department ot the 11
. M. C. A.
At this meeting the final plans tor t(
ie big campaign will be completed, a
le committees given final instruc- b
ons and the decks cleared tor action,
he chairmen ot the various commit- c
les, J. M. Hartley, A. G. Martin, W. E
Wiegel, F.' B. Fryor, J. Walter Bar- 1)
aa nr .T. ft Rrnomfield. Miss Virein. e
. Fleming and Mrs. John Gordon o
myth are all experienced in this t'
ork, realize the Importance of having B
rery member of the committee work- 1
tg and have made every effort to get B
te members of their respective com- t(
.ittees out for the meeting tonight fl
id get them lined up for effective 81
The campaign has been termed a 11
iangular campaign since its purpose P
threefold; the raising of this city's G
rnre of the Army Y. M. C. A. fund,
le contribution to the Red Cross fund "
id the establishment of a fund suffient
to provide for the remodeling of s:
16 Y. M. C. A. building miade neces- r
try by the organization of a Young ^
Oman's Department. jj
The huge clock which is to keep the "
ty posted on the progress of the cam- ?
ilgn is about completed and will be !j
iady for duty Monday morning. It
ill be placed in front of the Y. M. C. d
. building and each evening will inicate
the gain which the Triple En- .
inte, Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A. and tl
ed Cross has made during the day. n
WAR BUDGET BILL 8IGNED.
WASHINGTON, June 15.?President ]
'flson today signed the three billion
)llar bndgot bill which carries appreciation
for the new army and other
It was the largest single approprtaon
measure ever enacted by any gov- ?
NEXT LOAN INTHEf^ALU
WASHINGTON, June 15.?Secretary '
.'cAdoo, announcing the oversubscrip- w
on of the $2,000,000,000 offering of p
le loan, today said he did not think b
lere would be another offering of the if
imaining three billion authorized by T
ongress before fall. n
?All the Leading
G, JUNE 15,1917.
SCRAP OF PA1
n dm "
UL.IL. LIS I lliu IIIIU
ilay Turn Out to be One of
the War's Most Important
The British campaign in Belgium
ives signs of developing into one of
le most important of the war.
The Germans are apparently unable
> resist the pressure being constantly
pplied to them and are being forced
ack at a comparatively rapid rate.
Today brings announcement of anther
considerable advance by the
Iritish in this area. They attacked
ist night in the region south and
ast of Messlnes and on both sides
f the Ypres-Comines canal, gaining all
he objective and capturing one bi^
un and several machine guns with
50 prisoners. The front line in the
iritish offensive movement extends
)r the distance of about seven miles
rom the village of Klein Zlllebeke,
)uth to River Warnave.
Signs of probably fustier retreat of
le Germans are not wanting. Corrcsondents
report the withdrawal of
erman big guns in the area east and
mitheast of Messines to the extreme
mit of their range.
The British artillery command of the
Ituation seems to be almost wholly
esponsible for this/'and the other
ielding tendencies of the Germans,
rltlsh big guns secured their advanige
when Messlnes ridge, the only
ommanding eminence in the region,
as stormed at the opening of the of:nsive.
General Haig's dispatches have falcated
that important developments
light be expected to grow out of the
ffensive in Belgium and his predicon
appears to be in the way of being
3egin Probe on
High Food Prices
WASHINGTON, June 15.?The Fedral
Trade commission began today ita
ivebUgation into the cause of advancig
food prices. The inquiry will be n
art of the food survey to be undertake
a by the Department of Agriculture
hen the administration food bills are
asaed and information developed will
e turned over to the new food adminitration
to be created under a bill,
he commission will go first to the
teat packing Industry.
. t ' :'$> .-.''.V.
TODAY'S NEWS TODAY
buy milk in u.s.
Pick Up Canned Article in
Small Quantities in Re
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, June 15. ? Large
quantities of condensed or evaporated
milk have been bought recent at retail
by German agents and shipped to Germany
through neutral ports the Department
of Commerce was Informed
today by the War committee of condensed
milk Industry. Fearing detection
if they purchased from manufacturers
of jobbers, the German agents
have canvassed retail stores and paia
retail prices. In some communities
where milk producers were of German
descent, dealers have been Told milk
purchases were Intended for Germany,
It is said.
Buying operations have been report
ed in New York, Illinois and Oklahoma
and shipments were made to Genoa,
, Italy and Norwegian and Danish ports
where ordinarily little American milk
is bcught. The milk manuftcurers war
committee will seek to aid the government
in preventing fature shipments.
Road Commission Rules
Thus on Clerk Kern's
CHARLESTON-, June IB. ? Cities,
towns and municipalities in West Virginia
are prohibited under the recently
enacted state road law from collecting
any license tax on automobile vehicles
other than that on cars ured for
commercial purposes within the municipality,
according to a ruling of the
State Road Commission today. Even
the rates of special privilege tax is to
be fixed by the state commission.
Charleston, Wheeling, Huntington,
Clarksburg, Parkersburg and Fairmont
each will lose revenues of $5,000 to ilO,
000 annually by reason of the commission's
ruling. Several municipalities
in the state acting on the theory that
since the new law did not specify their
laying a license tax had procoednd with
plans to collect this as' in the past.
The state commission ruling was requested
by' A. J. Kern, city defk of
In The West Vin
I B B B B B ^B'
r' ; > ' :. v^MS^W
Bank Clerks An OvW fSt-m
Counti-y Swamped by
Hour Rush, .j
hV mi taur a iiito-.taaswaBBBOPW gg
noon today, -was above
1-50. The next lot, 4250,000r>fold I';
i 11^' _
erty loan has been tremendoosly
subscribed. When banks closed
noon Treasury officials estimated that <
the total would reach at least |2,6Qd>v^|
000,COO and might soar to 23,000,000^)lMlci!;^^
Every federal reserve district
the possible exception of Atlanta'adda'^j
Kansas City appeared to hare exbeedsftjaj
ed its minimum allotment. RenriWlM
from these two were slow in coming;Jg|ii
W;th thousands of banks tobehe^K^
from in these two districts, howeimSH
it seemed likely that the minimnmi<ij?H
lottment would be reached in .-cac|i||
Swelling the huge total of milHonf
came belated subscriptions
banks that held back to the last wpps?
ment. The clerical forces of virtWlljr^|S
every. reserve bank were practically^ SjH
buried under a landslide of eteTOpdtfe*f|
Secretary McAdoo announced <MMW
oversubscription of the Liberty loiuM
in the followingg statement: v;.:,-pia
"The Liberty loan has been over?dH:SSi
scribed. It is impossible to atatetheriis
amount of oversubscription at theaid^K
ment but the exact figures win
on nut on runtHlr oa ttin rahirni'#MVAwfl
wu VU? UW ? M0 Mtg ?W?IH
received at the Treasury department ,
"The success ot this loan is a genuine
triumph for democracy. It^'iKSn
the unmlstakeable expression of Ain^ijS
erica's determination to cany, thfopj.
rights ad re-establlshment of peace <|
and liberty throughout the wn^ Jo%i
a swift and successful conclustat
am deeply grateful to the bankers, P&M
business men, the women of Anj^|||
lea, the patriotic organizations;/
the people generally without .WMMjsfl
cordial co-operation and entbnsiastio^
support success could have not beeh;l|
palgn and it has had a glorious finish."
loan campaign managers for the fourUj|jjfl
district, federal reserve banks receivM^H
subscriptions in excess of $225,OOOOidfO0||S
from the dlstritc up to noon today.
dlcations now point to $250,000,000:M$|fi
the final figures. The original m|ni|^
mum allottment for the district;' wa$J|
$180,000,000 and a latter maxiutiwiljH
lottment was $225,000,000 whlch'latei^|
figures have been exceeded. - ?$?
subscription to the Liberty loan as jtai(|||
u la ted to 6 a. m. showed a total ot$2U|iH
300,000. The general commlttee'jj^^
nounced that over night subscHpttnpim|
would put the total well above tttes3|||fl
\rnrrr vrrtnrr t..?? 1C TITitV
i>GiW iuan., uuuo xo.? vvim mmn
Hon clerks many hours behind the jf?gj|fl
scription the participation of buyarwaiM
Liberty loan bonds in New YorfcrMjW
oral reserve district at 10 a. m. toia?gH
had reached an aggregate of $952.(H?iI?
Two hoars before the boohs
close, heavy subscriptions werpr'jMjjW
pouring tn and it appeared cortai%uaj(M
New York's share in the LlbertyAjjQ&Ug
would exceed more than halt otthj||tjgB|
CHICAGO, June 15.?The Chj?Ui9
district Liberty loan flaahed palmatH
quota of f260.000.000 shortly afteraj
accountants resumed work thla jmBH
ing. Th'j. first figures announeemflgM
$26*1,000,000 and an official of thMK^H
era! reserve bank predicted thMtHW
loan in the seventh district,, CttfeaffiH
would be over subscribed by 940,000,- J
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