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Sixty Dollars Pledged
by Noon.
IT DINNER THIS EVENING
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\t That Time Plans Will be
I >; Made For Second
Thirty-two hundred and sixty dollars
L had been secured In the Y. M. C. A.Red
Cross campaign at noon today
7 and the committees all report that the
work which Is barely started, Is meetr
tag with the hearty support of the citi?
zens of the community. It Is bellovI
ed that with the whirlwind start which
was made today the goal of $20,000
may easily be reached by WednesThe
workers were on the Job bright
[s. and early this morning and went at
the task with a vim and enthusiasm
- which promises well for the success
{: of the undertaking. The plans were
all.completed at the meeting yesterday
and the work is thoroughly organized
under the able direction of R. T. Cunningham,
general shalrman.
A dinner will be served the workers
this evening in the dining room of the
| "Y" and the committees will at this
time report the progress of the work
and prepare to take it up again in
~ ~ with rnnawpH vieor and
fLIlfc) UlUiUiu0 niw ?
determination. The dinner will be
served by the Young Women's department
of the Y. M. C. A. and is sure to
prove a strong Inducement to the workers
to provide a home for this department?or
perhaps also provide homes
for representatives of this aepartment
This campaign which is to be In
progress for the first three days of
this week Is a part of nation-wide campaigns
for funds for both Y. M. C. A.
Army work and Red Cross work which
is fexpected to provide sufficient funds
to equip these two organizations to do
effective work during the progress of
the war when they are especially needed.
President Wilson has officially
recognized the work of the Y. M. C.
A. in the training camps and with the
soldiers at the front and has commanded
the officials to give it every
assistance possible in protecting the
norals and health, of the soldiers.
The Importancejtof the two organizaions
In a time It* the present cannot
)e over emphasised and it is bellevid
that the people of the entire nation
is well as the citizens of this communty
will get behind the work and boost
ly personal work and by substantial
ontributlons.
The objective of the campaign has
leen set at $20,000, but that is not a
Imlt. All money subscribed in excess
f that figure will be turned over to
Iuib neu v/ro?D.
Monongah Gives
$75 for Y M C A Work
A campaign In Monongah lasting Friday
and Saturday of last week to raise
money/for the Y. M. C. Aw army work,
ended in contributions amounting to
$76. J. W. Kight of the local Y. M
C. A., was in Monongah early in the
" week, at which time heasked the citizens
of that town to aid in the nationwide
campaign. The campaign there
was 3u charge of T. Q. Price.
COAL OPERATORS ON
TRIAL IN NEW YORK
They Are Accused of Sherman
Law Conspiracy
to Fix Prices.
NEW YORK, June 18.?The trial
. of 108 corporations and 64 individuals
> accused of violating the Sherman antiIf
Ttrust law in connection with the mining
and selling of semi-bitumonous
I coal in Virginia and West Virginia,
H\ was begun In federal court here today
HKto^efore United States Judge Grubb and
J^rMt Is charged the'defendants con |v
; iplred to restrain trade In coal at fixHI
ed'prices. J. J. Tlerney, one of tbe
tf : defendants who did not appear prevU
Ipusly with the others because of 111HM'Sii^s,
pleaded not guilty today.
wjfc'Amoiig counsel for the defense are
^ former United States Senator James A.
?3 O'Qortnan. William A. Glasgow of
B&ennsylvanla, A. C. Burnham of BosL
ton, and former Judge J. H. Holt of
Heme
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MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS.
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FAIRMONT COUPLE !|
GOT IN WRONG ROOM1
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But Dan Cupid Has Assistants
Everywhere and
- liWrilv.
i UAlillMUKU, June 15.?Arm inarm.!
I with a happy smile playing over their i
I faces, a couple strolled Into the detec- (
live bureau shortly before noon yesterday
ond asked for a marriage license.
Detectives Kahler and Quirk, doing
Sabbath duty, hastened to Inform the
pair that they were in the wrong
room
"Marriage license bureau two doors
down the hall; turn to yo\r right."
Then the detectives happened to
think that they might as well act as
assistants to Dan Cupid.
Detective Quirk called up a clerk
of the buroau at his home. The obliging
clerk arrived and the license was
issued. They gave their names as
Frank A. Lloyd and Margaret M. Ratxer,
of Fairmont, W. Va.
Then, with the nauie of an East Baltimore
minister in his possession, the '
prospective bridegroom, with his!
sweetheart walking briskly at his side,
left the court bouse.
riMi
TO GMBIIATE SEVEN
Interesting Commencement
Exercises to be Held Wednesday
Evening.
The fourth annual commencement
of the St. Peter's Parochial school
will be held In the auditorium of the
St Peter's Parochial school
at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening.
The commencement address and the
conferring of diplomas will be in
charge of the Rev. A. B. Boutlou, rector
of the St. Peter's Catholic church.
Diplomas will be given to a class of
seven, composed of Mary Fay. Mary
Walsh, Frank Prendergast, Golman
Sloan, Bernadine Cordray, Cardile
Small and John Sander.
AU uiioicouug jjiugiaui wuii many
of the school children participating
has been carefully prepared in two
parts as follows:
PART I?Birdies' Ball, Little Girls;
Piano Trio, Geibel, Margaret Walsh,
Mary-McAteer, Madaline Waltz; Song
The Jolly Jack Tar, Lewis, Little
Boys; Somebody's Mother, Gorman
Sloan; Piano duet. Flying Doves, Carl
Hiens, Catharine Russell, Rosalie
Skiles; Song, Every Boy is a Soldier
in the U. S. A., McEvey, large boys;
Piano Trio, Joys of Spring, Geibel,
Brownie Harrison, Margaret Grottendick,
Margaret Larkln.
PART II?Little Ikey, Rosalie Skiles;
Piano Trio, Dance of the Haymak-t
ers, Wilson, Catharine Russell, Frances
Haymond, Mary Walter; Star
Spangled Banner, Pantomime, Margaret
Ruddy, sung by Anna Frank, Helen
Tchinski, Lulu Wegman; Rose
March, Little Girls; Chorus, Life is
Brightest, Pinsuti, Ii3rge Girls. Conferring
of Diplomas. Address.
Electric Plant Men
Draw the Color Line
(By Associated Press)
SCHNECTADY, N. Y? June IS.?Two
thousand machinists at the plant of the
General Electric company struck to- I
day as a protest against the employment
of a negro. Last week. Robert :
Dixon, a colored student at Union Col- :
lege, was given vacation work in the
machine shops.
Tho machinists took the position that :
this was an initial step toward placing <
negro labor in the shops but this was .
denied by officials.
On Saturday the machinists' union i
notified the management tbat unless '
Dixon was dismissed tbey would strike I
today. The company reiuaeu to com- I
ply with the demands ana tne workers i
left their benches tiys forenoon. 1
? ? i
Old Comrade Spoke i
at Veteran's Funeral:
i
Funeral services over the body of .
James Baker, whose death occurred
on Friday at his home in Wlnfield, were
held yesterday at the Hopewell
church and Interment was made In the
Hopewell cemetery. Rev. J. J. Harris
conducted the services assisted by
Rev. C. H. Meredith. T. N. Swisher, a
comrade in the Union army of the deceased,
also spoke at the services
which were attended by a large num- I
her of relatives and friends. 1
Among relatives at the funeral were Mrs.
Matilda Morris of Maple ave- i
nue, daughter of the deceased; Mrs.
C. W. Hawkins and Mrs. Jonothan ]
Hawkins. t
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FAIRMONT, WEST VI
DTI
airs DOLLAR
91 DEHORS
10 GEIM1II
r ifty Per Cent Disburse
ment to be Made Soon
Says Receiver.
BANK BUG SOLD
Movement to Have Receive]
Ousted Abandoned by
Depositors.
Within the next two weeks the de
positors of the Citizens Dollar Sav
ings Bank will in all probability, re
cetve a dividend of 50 per cent. State
ment to this effect was made by th<
receiver of the bank, Harvey Shain
at a meeting of tb9 depositors at th<
court house Saturday afternoon
The meeting was nailed to order b]
Chairman M. C. Lough, with R. J. Ab
battcchlo acting as secretary. F. K
Hnlt chairman nf the Hennsiinrs cnm
mittee read his report, giving in detai
the action of the committee since i
was appointed.
It was agreed that Mr. Shain be in
vlted to attend the meeting and a com
mittee composed of John S. Scott anc
Earl Morgan was appointed to notif;
him. The report of the committei
was accepted and their actions en
dorsed by the depositors. Thereupoi
Mr. Shain was presented and address
ed the meeting. He stated that tin
bank building had been sold two day:
previous to a syndicate, organized b;
Clarence Robinson and W. J. Wiege
for $30,000 and that he had concludec
a sale of stock for $20,000. In hii
address he brought out that within tin
next two weeks the depositors wouli
receive a dividend of 60 per cent. Hi
seated that his report shows, tha
about $29,000 worth of assetB/whicI
were not charged to htm. He furthei
stated that in hi sopinion the deposit
ors would be paid in full, and that hi
would be glad to answer any questioni
propounded to him.
At the conclusion of Mr. Shain's re
port Frank Thompson moved that thi
motion previusly made and carried
accepting and endorsing the action o
the committee which had recommend
etl that efforts be continued to havi
Mr. Shain removed from the receivership
be reconsidered. After a fev
remarks the motion carried. Ear
Morgan then moved that the report o
the committee be laid on the table
wnicn motion carnea. j. o. rnre leu
dered his resignation as a member o
the committee.
PEflFtcfsii
AT 610 CAAIf
Hundreds Witnessed the Mi!
itary Ceremonies and
Heard Concert.
The weather yesterday brought hun
dreds of visitors to Mobilization camp
where the various ceremonies were en
joyed. Guard mount, band concert and
pai<.de on review grounds was pleasing
ar.d the hundreds who came to visit
brothers and sons, besides their happy
meodngs were greatly elated with tne
finesse with which everything martial
was carried out.
There In no morn fnnltv steD here
Mid there in the ranks, the recruits are
drilled to perfection before allowed to
|oin in tine parade and the old timers,
those who have been in the guard for
months, have become as machines, all
working iu unison as each command is
given. The concerts given by the
First Regiment band are getting better
all the time though there always
has bepn nothing but the best music
rendered by this organization.
Rev. J. W. Brown conducted the re
tglous services at the Y. Id. C. A. at 11
o'clock in the morning. The boy.'
crowded Into the "Y" building to be
present at these services. In the evening
a sacred concert was given and the
regular Sunday school discussion.
Portuguese Prove
First Class Fighters
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, June 18.?The Portuguese
Forces on the western front having
lean initiated into the art of modern
warfare by progressive stages have
low received their baptism of fire.
The Matin says that today they are
perfectly organized and have proved
heir worth in exemplary fashion.
K. M. C. A.-Red~C
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s / "i -WVirginia's
Greatest ISewsp
RGINIA, MONDAY EVENT
BSlfi
GETTING
&
liililis
I RAID OKJAIIERS
I Proprietor and Four Men
1' Caught Promptly Post |
cd Forfeits
Police court this morning produced
7 but throe drunks there being many forI
fcits. Mayor Anthony Bowen, Chief
f of Police Fred Harr and Sanitary Officer
Dent Holdcn pulled the old gambling
C joint in the Us Union building above
the Palace pool room on Main street.
This netted the city $55. Lot Austin,
charged with running the joint was
soaked $25. Caught in the raid were
John Douglas, George Keen and John
Keyser each of whom paid $10 for
I forfeits for their appearance this morn|
ing in police court. None of them
appeared.
C. Mott, drunk, was fined $5. C. J.
Chapan was fined $5 on a drunk
charge. John Dago. drunk, was nnea
$5. John Dago, a different wop from
' the first John Dago, was fined $5.
These two men were unable to give
their proper names on account of thick
tongues.
W. M. Winston, colored, is being
held in the city jail on a charge of carrying
whiskey on the streets of Fair(
mont. Winston is employed in a coal
mine at Downs.
! Hundred Million in
Week for Red Cross
(B.v Associated Press)
i WASHINGTON, Juno 18.?The big
drive for the 9100,000.000 Red Cross
war fund began at sunrise today every
where in the Unlteo States with elaborate
organization plans for making it
a reality within the next seven days.
In great cities and small towns organized
machinery began gathering in
I thn fnnH wrJilnh la *n ofLrrv nnt nnlv fnr
American troops of the firing lines in
Europe but for the destitute of the war
zones of France, Belgium and Poland.
Cycle Cop Hurt in
Evading a Woman
i Carl
"Shanghai" Kern, motorcycle
policeman, was thrown from his machine
at Fairmont avenue and Fifth
street yesterday afternoon and badly
! injuied about the legs. The shoe was
i torn from the right foot, the trouser
leg was torn off and the leg badly cut
and bruised, the ankle sprained. The
, machine wan brought back to the po
lice department by Fireman Doolittle
and Policeman Woodward. Shanghai
, was going out the avenue when a woman
stepped in front of the machine.
In an effort to evade injuring the woman.
he swerved and the accident was
(he 1 esult. He is confined to his home.
>oss Solicitor- fUSt
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NG, JUNE 18,1917.
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ACQUAINTED WITH THE
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Miss Blanche Price Assumed
the Duties This
Morning.
Miss Blanch Price has been secured
to supervise the Girls' Club work o?
this couuty and today began ber new I
duties. Miss Price has just completed
a course at the West Virginia Univer-.
sity, taking an A. B. degree and majoring
in Home Economics, she has haa
some experience in teaching domestic
art and is thoroughly competent to
handle the work tor which she has
been selected.
Miss Elzie Gay Zinn, from the Exten?
ta if tlm TTnlvoraltv haa
FlOU ljepui LUiCIll ML LLLM ,
(or the past few months devoted a
greater part of her time to the Girls'
Club work in this county and now has
the work well organized and ready to
turn over to Miss Price. Miss Zinn
will remain here for a few days assisting
Miss Price and acquainting her
with the work in the various communities.
With Miss Zinn and Miss Prico are
Misb Maude Warren, from the Iowa
State Collego, and Miss Grace Dulaney.
from Wisconsin, who are preparing to
take up the home economics work in
other counties of the state. These four
have just come from Morgantowi.
where they attended a conference of I
home economics workers at whicn
fourteen girlB from this sine and other
parts of the country were present
and at which plans and methods relative
to the work were discussed by
able and experienced men and women
from the Extension Department and
other friends of educational and agricultural
work.
The former club worker for thi6
county was Miss Cora Price, who for
fn-r, vonrfl snnnrvised the work and
who was forced to resign because, or
the illness of her mother, but the new
worker, Miss Blanch Price, is no relative
of the former worker and is a resident
of Monongalia couniy.
The club work In this county is rapidly
growing In Importance and people
of the yunty are coming to realize
that in a situation-such as the nation
is facing at present a work which has
for Ha aim not only the growing of toon
stuffs but also preservation, through
the rcedium of the Girls' Canning Clubs
for luture uso, may be oi great service
to the country. The government has
recognized this fact and Is sending experienced
workers to the various counties
where they are most needed.
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Some Well Known Booze
Merchants Were Caught PJ
Saturday m
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Kid Lewis, Howard Curtis, Bootley
Shclion, Oscar Downey and Henry
Buelow, all colored, were caught in ttlj
the net of Sheriff A. M. Glover over
Saturday night and Sunday and are all 1>1<
in jail awaitng hearings on charges ot 1111
violating the prohibition law. w*
T .....J., lU-Ho 1\? - ^ !h
JJCWIO, v-.ui tia aiiu J-JUYVUvy \YUIC ?.HJJ turea
at North Fairmont, the next sta- re
lion out of the city on the Monongahela
railway. They were brought to the sc
county jail where their contrabard wa., &r
counted and found to contain ju9t a
little more than the permitted quart ut
each. Lewis only had 24 pintb of whis- j ftl1
key. Curtis had 25 pints and Downey |al
had 17 pints and 1 quart of gin. Boot .
icy Snellen was arrested by Policeman |111
Holt charged with violatirg the prohl-|abitlon
law by dispensing the goods.
Henry Beulow was captured coming ch
into the city with only two pints but *'
the quart a month law seems to have lel
been violated by these two pints because
of previous trips. Buelow is from 111
Morgantown. c"
Maude Koons and Harry Hail, white,
were arrested at Skinners Tavern with la
a suit case of whiskey. The case con- j u.c
tained five quarts of whiskey and two 1,0
bottles of beer. They will be given a su
hearing later. The woman is said to | en
have brought the whiskey to the city; U1!
and banded it over to Hall. i i>r
Besides these few, there are slill In IC
jail awaiting bootlegging charges Arch sr
and George Lilley, James Hardway ana
Lovell Gray, all white. pr
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New Army Won't be g
Training by Sept. 1
(By Associated Presal
WASHINGTON, June ^.-Unless .
there are unforeseen developments to I.
hurry construction of the 1G canton- fo
monfo *? - " - ?'
usuu iui naming me new national sci
army tbe first increment of G50.000 ye
troops will not be in training by Sep- to<
tember 1 as generally had been sup- an
posed, and in fact It may not get into tb<
training for six weeks thereafter. ne:
War department officials said today wt
that no specific date ever had been Co
set for 'opening of the training camp, thi
The first body of officers for the thi
new army now being trained in camps int
troughout the country Is to be turned Ed
out In August to make room for the ng
next body. This was arranged on the I.
plan of having the draft completed alt
and exemptions dlspbsed of and troops Th
ordered into training camps by Sep- tei
tember 1. clc
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GERMANS LOSE A ZEP. ]
BERLIN. June 18. ? Tne Zeppjl* w
Z-48 was lost with all on board lu Sat- Ml
urday night's raid on southern England, go
tho admiralty announces. en
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NEEOED 01 Mill I
edcral Trade Contmisgfon |
Will Say How Much It. ;^|lM
OW WORKING" Oil flAAES
?
teel for the Navy Building J
Program to be Bought < !
(By Associated Press) WASHINGTON,
June 13.?SecretM^ffiffl
inlela has ordereu coal and oil pro.
icprs to supply the enormous quantity Vi]
leded by the navy at prices to be j
ted lator by the President when the
jderal Trade Commission has de-,
The navy will use 1,750,000 tons of
al and 50,000,000 barrels of oil pur
lased under this application of au- &
ority granted by Congress. $1
Sijniiary steel for entire navy build'
g program is belnr bought at a rate 5
ted when Secretary Daniels rejected *
oposals of the steel makers as too |
ISSds
(ERE OPENED TODAY J
bout 150 Children in AtA
1 -A AI TSJ .A. *I*SI
lenuauce at uie rirss
Under the direction of the Falrmojit-vf
ay Ground committee of thtf Woau's
club, the play grounds located
Tenth street and at the Miller cl
h'iol were formally opened this morag
lor the sdason which will lastprob- ' I
ily for a period of six weeks,
xv large number ot children assem- v
em at each of the locations this, 'j
ornmg at i>: ao o'clock where they v
jro giveu instructions and wftert&tt
ey enjoyed several hours of play and j
creation.
ii. E. Moore, of the Fairmont High |
hool taeulty, is in charge of the'play |
uunds and his assistants ar? Miss
iroline Barnes, who will be assistant?!
tie Miller school, and Miss Laura T
re Bunnlngton, who will be asststa|it';l
tne Tenth street ground.
The grounds will be open each day ?B
the week from tlo'clocu until twelve i
m. and from 5:30 until 8:30 p. m. LSsI
it is aeslred that the parents of the |
ih'ien will visit the grounds and sgMjl
lat is being accomplished and that
id their approval to the methods be- a
g employed to strengthen and aid,in 1
e 'development ot tne youth of the |
livery precaution possible will 'be <
Hen to sateguard the children from
ciUent or harm, though the associain
does not assume liability for injur; '
stained. If the children are obetu- . |
t and thoughtful no accidents, will
lr the season's work on the playounds.
Parents are requested! to
nil their children to the nearest playound.
Approximately 150 children were j?. fll
escnt at the two grounds this morn
? .
'nai B'rith School
Closed for Summer |H
\ mceiiilg of the Fairmont otfeivof i
0. B. B. and the closing exercises S
r the local B'nal B'rith religious J
100I were held at the K. of P. hallVB
sterday evening.- Several out of
vn speakers were on the programS
il gave Interesting addresses altntx.Ci
> school work. Among the pronj}-il
it men who addressed, the asseth^^^
s J. Marcus of the Hebrew Union |
liege of Cincinnati, 0., who is among. {
> prominent Hebrew educators O^Q
i country. Richard S. Rauh, a prom-J
nt young member of the order auMea
ward Hempie. chairman of the prop- '
anda committee of District' No. 3, I
0. B. B., both of Pittsburgh,
o present and gave interesting talks##
o mooting was especially well ^tftjg
ided and appropriately mark?fftraH
sing of the religious school
diss Mabel Myers, of Summsrvllle, <|
Va., who had been the guest arJ
ss Olive Davis tor several dkya-lii^H
ae to Morgantown where she
tor the university summer schPolflB

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