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r Big1 Coal Operator Sends
B. Hot Telegram to SenBe
ator Sutherland.
oAiir wrnv mull Till/
i Mime Htm riAin ihlh
if They Could Get Cars Operators
Would Supply
(Special Dispatch to West Virginian)
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 25Contracted
into a brief telegram re
5 celved today by Sentator Howart
) Sutherland from President of the State
' Senate, Wells Goodykoontz, are the
principal arguments of that large, sob
er, cool-headed part of the populatior
of the country, who fail to perceive ir
the rampant clamor of an other ele
ment of the population that govern
mental seizure<of private propertiescommandeering
for the time of the
war?is the sure-fire cure-ill and pan
; acea for all the Industrial Ills, faniciec
and real, present and future, witl
which this country is presumed to be
, sorely afflicted.
' Wiring Senator Sutherland from hie
home at Williamson, President Goody
knnntz said:
"Press dispatches say that the
federal TradevCommlssion recommends
that the government take
s - over, coal mines and operate rail
and water transportation. It is
time for Congress to call a halt
upon the wild plans of a lot of men
who have lost their heads.
\, "The . government has already
. enongh -to do without Invading the
.-.fields- occupied by men and. oorporL
atlons engaged in the pursuits of
p* civil life. "Tf the step-nrentionI
KyM.is .taken, where will it end?
wfll otjly end when every actlvifepraf
of private life has been absorbIt
l \ed. , Coal, oil, gas, iron, cotton,
P rice, corn, wheat, lumber and all
I- else will come within bureaucraI
tic control. Mining manufacture,
Hi" agriculture, sea faring and comI
merce will become bound hand and
P: foot by office holders Ignorant to
IV-V the same extent they think them]5;,
selves wise.
$ '. "The facts are these: The pres!
ent high prices have stimulated
I . ' the greatest possible activity in
f; the production-of coal. Little mines
are being opened and coal b&uled
in wagons and loaded into railroad
cars on commercial sidings. Thous'
ands of acres are ready for development.
The sole and only
trouble Is the lack of railroad
""fltvao/lo hovfl hppn
cars. i no lawvwuo uw<v ??
allowed to increase their rates under
promise-to buy new equipment,
but the new equipment has not
been forthcoming.
"Let the Interstate Commerce
Commission compel the railroads
to open sidings for new devlopment
and to require railroad officers
and agents to dispose of
their stock in coal mining companies
and coal selling agencies
and it will not be long until the
price of coal will recede to its normal
"We do not want this country
: Germanized."
' It hardly need be said to West Virginians
that President Goodykoonts
is an authority on the coal situation
in his state. As one of the leading
lawyers in one of West Virginia's
t. great coal fields, his professional bustIness
has had almost all to do with the
coal industry. As an Investor In coal
properties and companies, he has had
years of opportunity to familiarize
himself with It from the standpoint
of a practical business man who has
put his money into that development.
Whatever the situation may tie is
other coal-bearing states, the (act re
mains, suported by abundant evidence,
including the recently-made report ol
the Federal Trade Commission, that
the allotment of railroad cars to the
;) mines is inadequate In number and
u unsatisfactory In distribution. "Give
us the cars and we will give you the
r coal," say the West Virginia operators
! to the government.
"If we had the cars justified by the
*3 demand for coal,' say the West Virp
glnla operators, "we could increase
our output for this year, from July 1
? to January 1, 1918, 25,000,000 tons."
l. To those who know the average annual
L*. output of West Virginia mines, thai
P would be "going some." But the op
i..-: : orators say that they can do it to the
P:\dU0ce, and maybe better, If they had
More than 1,200 timber workers In
northern Idaho are on strike today, ac
; cording to union leaders, and as a reH?"
jrnlt many camps have suspended oper*
gtion. .The strikers demand higher
gp -.wages, better conditions and recognlK'
tlon of th? I. W. W. union.
The West Vi
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Chicago Chinese
Give Unique Show
of TheirPatriotism
(By AsBocrr.-.eG Press)
| CHICAGO, Jnr.e 26.?The singing
of the Star Spangled Banner by 200
Chinese, caused a crowd to gather
i In South Clark street near Harrison
last night.
The occasion was the installation '
, of new headquarters of the Hip Sing
tong which was decorated with
Chinese and American flags.
President Young Gew delivered j
an address in which be urged all
nt his country men to assist the
United States in the war against
" Broken Rail Causes Unusual
i Wreck on the Baltimore
and Ohio.
When a broken rail on the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad started a big camel- j
back locomotive to rolling down the <
bank toward the river near Opekiska ;
Saturday morning, M. D. Kokenlre, the
fireman, got most paintfully mussed
up, but it was the engineer, Dent Haw- (
kins, who had the most excitement, i
, And at that he emerged from the c| I- j
. siae wiinoui a scraicu.
When the big. locomotive gave her i
first lurch Hawltlns was thrown clear i
into the river and as he emerged from i
the water sputtering and breathless |
his face fortunately was turned in the i
direction of the bank. The first thing
he saw was that a freight car was ca- i
reening down the bank headed right |
for the spot where he was. There was
only one thing to do and he did it?he
beat all'local swimming records and |
soon was 'n the center of thg stream.
had his shoulder dislocated, was also
' thrown into the river,and was hauled
out hajf drowned. He was rushed to |
the Miners' hospital in a motor boat,
where he is reported to be doing very
well today.
m n TOWN
Commissioner Ira Smith was !
the Orator at the Cer- j
A large flag was raised at Grant
Town yesterday with impressive ceremonies
which were witnessed by a
large crowd assembled from that part!
ot this and adjoining counties. The j
pole, which is one hundred feet in j
length, and the flag were both furnished
by the Federal Coal Company,
while employes of the company and
residents of the community took part
in the exercises attendant upon the
unfurling of the flag.
\ The historic Blue and Gray of the
' Civil war was represented by three
. veterans, Parker and Tenthman blue,
' and Janes erav. These three assisted
In the raising of Old Glory and their
\ presence added much to the solemnity
and significance of the occasion.
Tbu day's festivities began with a
| ball game between Grant Town and
' the Consolidation Coal team, which
; resulted In a victory for Grant Town
1 with a score of 7 to 3. and following
this there was a parade of children
1 fceadea by a combined band from
Grant Town and Baxter which mareh;
td through the main streets of the
: town and then returned to the pole
' where the flag raising ceremonies
1 were held.
After the invocation, which was
' made by Reverend Father crancis
1 McFadden, of the Grant Town Catholic
ct'trch, Ira L. Smith. City Commissioner
of Fairmont, delivered an
address in which he reviewed brielly
' the history of democracy and fn.e'
dom in (hi*1 country.
"War." he said, "is rave than the
excitement of battle. It is the noi.-o
! and cc-ti'usion of the workshop, the
nnlf r?P tha Virvmo fl?n nnitnmn
DVT JI mtVl IU? V Wi mu itviu< | ?. <*. uvumi u
of tlie business office, ths toll and 1
sweat of the farm, the deadly weari- 1
ness and grime of the iti'rio ?(! the |
dangers of the sea. It Is glory, but |
it also may be pain and hinge- and
privation. It Is to this t'te buglo is
calling." !
Tne flag Is made oi the fines bunting
and is unfurled at the top of the <
hundred foot hickory staff, which is <
Illuminated fro mtop to bottunl with f
red, white and blue lights and makes t
a very effective display during the en- I
tire twenty-four hours of the day. f
irginian Gives All the
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Both England and Germany
Are Anxious to Get Holland
England Demands Supplies
Before Trade Can Go
J. ill
fBy Associated Press)
LONDON, June 25.?A dispatch to
the Times from Amsterdam reports
that a crowd of women stormed a doz;n
barges in the inner harbor of Rotterdam
Saturday and seized about a
ton of potatoes destined for England.
The batges which were loaded with
11,000 tons of potatoes were removed
to the outer harbor and guarded by
The trouble whereof the foregoing
Is a mere incident has arisen, according
to correspondents, between Holland
and England and Germany.
Germany expected last week a consignment
of new potatoes in return for
Jerman exports of coal to Holland.
Before a consignment could be
made, 11,000 tons of old potatoes had
to be shipped to England under contract.
The people of Rotterdam who
tre them:,elves insufficiently supplied
iearning i ne potatoes awaited shipment
raided the barges.
Meanwuile the Germans are threat'toon
oaq 1 annnHnH nnlnaa tfm
potatoes ere sent.
Children's Day at
-? Palatine Baptist
The annual Children's Day program
5iven yesterday morning at 10:46 at
Palatine Baptist church, was a sue:ess
In every sense of the word. Tho
:hurch was beautifully decorated with
lalsies, ferns, rhododentron and roses.
A fountain built over the baptistry
md lived with ferns and laurel gave
:he whole occasion an outdoor at mosphere.
A solo by a little live-yearold
Italian girl was enthusiastl'/.lly
ipplauded by the entire congregation,
rhe girls of the Pollyanna class gave a
number of songs and readings and
lid much to make the program a success.
The boys of the school are to
De comidented for the excellent manter
in which they whistled the chorus
jf one of the songs. The music was
In charge of Mrs. A. R. Weston and
:he readings of Miss Rose McKinney.
All went away feeling that the pro
?1 ctlli WttB one Ul liio UGai oici Qirwu
t>y the Palatine Sunday school.
First of a Series Will be
Made This Week by
The chairman of the ward committees
who will inspect the gardens and
iward prizes for the best garden both
vegetable and flower in each ward of
the city for which prizes aggregating
(200, wera offered by the Civic committee
of the Women's club will visit the
grounds this week on the first trip of
The coupons, some 35 or 40 in numaer,
were taken today to the mayor's
jffice where they were routed in orier
that the committee might have no
llfficulty in reaching the various
lomes where gardens are located.
It probably will be necessary for the
mmmitte9 to make several visits to
:he gardens In order to give an unprejudiced
opinion of the best gardens
n tbe fall when the prizes will be
It 1b believed the competition will be
teen as reports come in of good gariens
in several wards of the city.
This contest was begun several
veeka ago for the purpose of stlmulatng
production in crops and stimulatng
also a love for the beautiful In na:ure.
GALVESTON, Texas, June 26.?
Chester Sawyer, a negro, accused of
stacking a white woman was taken
rom jail here today and banked near
he city. The mob composed of only
iew men entered tbe jail by a ruse
ind overpowered Lbe jailer.
Big News But Its S
Vest Virginiafs Greatest Newsp
II jv
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Hood Thinks Mayor
Ought t<u)o Something
For Aim.
Noah Sloan was .arrested yesterday
by Policeman Tonf ford at Johntown,
charged v Ith beingdruhk. At the time
of his arrest he'was engaging in a
pugilistic combat with his brother.
George Sloan. Bqth appeared at police
I court this morning gpd after admitting >
that their fight was. a mere social ,
quarrel, Noah given/a, jSVfine for being
drunk and dismissed./ .
"Spider"' Tliorupurg wgs arresiea i
on Madron Btreet at two o'clock this
morning by Policeman Woodward,
charged v.:th being drunk. He waB
brought before the. mayor this morn- ;
ing at nine o'clock and after pleading i
not guilty, hlB trial waB postponed until
eight o'clock this evening.
French Hood who was arrested on ;
Madison street yesterday evening by
Policeman Fleming and Seamon charg- i
ed with being drunk, appeared at court
i this morning and confessing to the i
i charges wasgiven a,}6 fine. Hood will i
i appear th a evening against Policeman
I Seamon, who he claims intentionally i
i and without cause, smacked him in the
1 face, injuring one of his eyes. At the .
hearing this morning Hood's right eye :
was still very much inflamed. Hoot 11
states that as he was struck, the offl- j i
cer exclaimed, "There, how do you i
like that?"
Brooks Floyd Dies ;
1 V? 1 >11
ai aarracKvuie 1
Brooks Floyd, aged 48 years, died I
this morning at 10 o'clock at his home
at Barrackville after an Illness from
Brlght's disease and complications.
Mr. Floyd Is survived by his wife,
who was formerly Miss Helen Conaway,
a sister of ex-sheriff Conaway,
and two daughters,- Mrs. Ernest Eales
of Detroit and Miss Ruby Floyd at
The deceased was a member of the
Knights of 'Pythias lodge, holding his
membership at Barrackville lodge
Monumental No. 207, of which organization
he was deputy grand chancellor.
Funeral services are announced to
be held on Wednesday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock from the Christian church 1
at Barrackvllle and Interment will be f
made in the Ice cemetery by Undertak- I
er R. C. Jones.
WASHINGTON, June 25.?Contracts I
for ten complete steel merchantships <
four complete wooden merchant ves- i
sels and 20 wooden ship hulls were an- <
nounced toda'v by Major General Goe- 1
thals, general manager of the Emerg- c
ency Fleet corporation. Delivery will c
be made in 1918. {
Wrongest Point Is the
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iNING, JUNE'25, 1917.
Had Made Arrangements to i
Double Floor Sp?ce to
Handle Business.
Osgoods, the popular ladies' ready
to wear store on Main street, have s
leased the store room adjoining for- c
merly occupied by the Morris News 0
company for a term of ten years, and c
by cutting through the dividing wall l1
and making other extensive improve- ?
ments to tbe front and interior of the g
store will rlmost double tbe floor space
of the present room. u
New cabinets and glass cases have 0
been ordered, together with many innovations,
which should make this one
of the handsomest stores of its kind.
D. M. Osgood expresses great faith ?
in Fairmont. He says the big Fifty in "
Five movement has already had its ef- ?.
feet In stimulating business. The year ..
of 1916 hao been the largest in the his- 3
tory of the store by 60 per cent. The
Bales In 1517 up to June 15 have shown r,
an increase again of over 50 per cent. 0
which makes a 100 per cent, increase 8
aver 1915 tales. n
The laot audit was taken by The w
Audit company of Fairmont whose
representative claimed that if the verymany
audits they have taken, none I
showed a better, healthier increase I
than this (as he termed it) little store. 1
With the added floor space even
greater gains are looked for. No new j
departments are being added it being I
the desire of the management to make f
this a very comfortable and pleasant
place to Bhop.
The opaning of the new addition will
be held a3 soon as the contractors can P
Finish the work.
River and Harbor. Bill
At 5 Minute Stage
(By Associated Press) a
WASHINGTON, June 25?Debate c
)n the $2,000,000 river ' and hUrbor c
impropriations which has been post- a
1 it.. # a l ti
Administration food control bill was
resumed today in the House. Pro- fi
readings were under rule limiting h
speeches to 5 minutes and the bills d
idvocate prepared to push the meas- "
ire to final disposition as soon as pos- n
sible. A final vote may be reached *
jy tonight. T
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PUNTa GORDA. Fla., June 25.? ?'
3hep Trent, a negro, was taken from a
ilficers near Cleveland, Fla., four
niles from here last night and shot to tl
leath. He had been arrested for afi at- 0
:empt .to assault a white woman Satur n
lay. Trent laid in wait for the woman e
>n a dark street but she outran him and a
;ave the alarm. ci
Thoroughness With 1
I fflAA Aj
Mull I
Annual Knights of Columbus
Outing at Traction
Park Today
Waving the American Flag and
inging the strains of "America" four
ar loadsofchildren'numbering 300,
haperoncd by several of the Sisters
f Charity of St. .Peters . Catholic
hurch and several other grownups,
eft the city today enroute for Traclon
Park, where the annual picnic
f the Knights of Columbus is in proress.'
Two cars carried the city and subrban
ihildren, one car had its Quota
f Grant Town children and the
ourth was filled with children from
lannington and vicinity.
The cars left the Jefferson street
epot at eleven o'clock and will reurn
about 7:30 tonight, bringing the
hildren home. Later a number of
lie elder people will go to the park,
here dancing will be iudulged in for
evoral hours.
A splendid program had been aranged
for the children consisting of
utdoor games of all kinds, and a
umptuous dinner was served in picic
style. The weather conditions
'ere ideal.
it first mm
4en Were Permitted to
Come to Town Without
Hundreds took advantage of the fain
reather yesterday by visiting friends
nd relatives at the First regiment
amp. A very unique program was
arrled out which Boemed to be well
ppreciated by the large crowd attendig
Because of Sabbath obligations, ofcers
at the camp are requested by
Igher authorities to make the Sun ,
ay work as light as possible. With;
lie military work reduced to the mini-.
111m, a very extensive parade at 4:45
dth formal guard mount at C o'clock, j
he First regiment band gave a con 1
ert-in the afternoon, among the fea i
tres of the .concert .program.being a
Dlo by Lleutenant'Kincald, He san;.;
the.End of a Perfect Day" and was:
pplauded. ' 1
For the pdst ten1 days, soldiers a!
le camp must have passes signed by
ne of the officers before they are per-:
litted to leave camp. Yesterday cvnlng
the pass obligation was lifted
nd the soldiers were permitted to I
ome to town at will.
Which It Covers the,
I' I V
am warmer. i
'COAL mo I
Will Give Government Grip
Upon the Domestic Food ?
Three Cabinet Members and *$|
Food Administration
r orm council.
(By Associated Press) V Vajwg
WASHINGTON, June 25.?President - ^
Wilson by executive order today cr? ;.s?|
ated an export embargo council to administer
tbo export embargo provls- vJigS
ions of the espionage bill.
By the administration of embargoes
through this council the nationa will .
be able to take many steps for the sueeessful
prosecution of the war and also p
to prevent supplies reaching Germany Vy^BH
through neutrals.
The President's order vests in the
Secretary of Commerce the executive " $?
administration of all instructions to
be issued by the President under the
act and establish an export council ^
to be composed of Secretary of.State,
the Secretary of Agriculture, the Sec
retary of Commerce and the Food Administrator.
All matters of policy in
connection with the operation of act 9
will be decided by the council which mm
will recommend to the President proctarnations
to be issued, putting certtiln
commodities under export contxoi 2j
Coal and grain will be left largely in a
the hands of the Food AdmlrttByatnr &jS
who will consult the couhdil v^ire In- j
ternattonal questions- are- Involved:
One of the first effects of the act's. ;
operations will be to giTeta*'.flM|nHnH
ment a firm control of the domsatio
food situation.
[iiTii 1
Mill I
Number Were Operated on
j at Cook Hospital ;|j|H
A number of patients are undergoing M
treatment at Cook hospital at this time
and several have been dismissed? don* ' mM
ing the past week.
Caroline, the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Smith, Agnes ttye lit- Wm
tie daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Hoi-, ;'<
bert, and Laura and Marx Ellen, cbU- |
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Staggers, I
underwent minor operators at the hoe- jjtm
Pauline Cunningham, the little dang*
liter of C. E. Cunningham, of Morgan- gBa
town avenue, has been admitted to
the hospital and will undergo an operKersley
Hartley, son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. F. Hartley, who was operated on at |
Cook hospital Beveral days ago, la doIng
nicely at this time. . .
Mrs. Jennie Little Is a patient'at
the hospital as is also Mrs. W. J. 1
Arnett, of Little Falls, the latter being
a surgical patient. Miss Ethel Wbort
ton, of Enterprise, has entered the hospital
for surgical treatment Among
those who have been recently an- .
missed from the hospital are Mlsa gwjttH
Stella Baker, of Mannlngton, and Mlsa I
Mary Miller, of Hoult. Mrs. C. E. >
Mason, of Monongah, will undergo an
operation this afternoon. , j
. Men
Can furnish employment, for j >
men and boys over 16 years of
age. Good wages. Eight boor day;
^ ~
wanted tn select and shlpplnf'jd^||l
pa.-tmcnts. Good wages; Apjjijrycj
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