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Daily Average A Q ' June 1917 .. TyU. A Quality Nawapapar for tha p ESTABLISHED 1868. < > - J MORE 1 WAREN I CentralPowersSufl fered Serious Set backs During Past Year 1, : y HUGE MSUALTT LISTS Estimated That 7,000,000 * f Have Lost Lives Since War Began. I The third year of the world w... Closes with the fortunes of conflict ^ favoring the Entente. The Central Powers sustained momentous setbacks, both military and political, during the twelve months. On both the Western and Eastern fronts in Europe the Teutons find " - A il themselves on the derensive ai uje advent of the fourth year. They fight on lines newly established after fore* ed retirement from terrain which they had won in ri?-.i at n tremendous r Mean"' i>oweis, notably states have been drawn in by the Central Empires and progress toward the achievement of , th' ultimate elm of the Entent.3 and (tByAllies baa been furthered by political disturbance which will remain memorable In the histc/y of all times. Chief among these are the fall of two crowned heads?Nicholas of Russia and Constantino of Greece. In Russia autocracy has given away to a Repubjic. In Greece a kingdom remains but not a pro-Teutonic one. Entente pressure having won supremacy In this part of the Balkans. Political events within the German and Austrian Empires, featured by the fall of Chancellor von BethmannHollweg, have led to open discussions of peace In the German Reichstag as tmirth vpar dawnr In Great Britain, L ie third year closed with Winston Spencer ChurchTil, former First Lord of the Admlralty, returned to the Cabinet with the portfolio of Minister of Munitions. Portugal and Rumania threw in their fortunes with the Entente . shortly after the third year begun. The United States entered in April, followed by Cuba and Liberia. Panama pledged the United Slates her aid in defending the Panama canal. Costa Rica put her .naval bases at our disposal. China, Bolivia, Guatemala and Brazil severed diplomatic relations with Germany. Uruguay expressed her sympathy for the United States. Late in July Siam entered the war against the Central powers. Three new nations were born durIng the year. Poland was created a kingdom under German and Austrian direction. In Mecca the Arabians overthrew Turkish rule and declared < Independence. In the Balkans, 11b^ erty was restored to Albania, which was established as a republic under Italian political protection and with irencn muiunj' am. An estimate made two months before the er*' of the third year?voiced by ArthiA Henderson, of the British War Council?placed the number of men killed at 7,000,000 since August, 1914. French General Headquarters recently estimated 1,500,000 Germans had been killed up to March 1. Mr. Henderson estimated the total casualties at more than 45,000,000.( ? The first and second American contingents of troops landed in France on June Ji and 27. .Nearly 10,000,000 Americans of military age registered on June 5 under the selective draft law, and from these are being selected the men who will comprise the great Army contingents which America is planning to send to Europe. In cementing America s association with the nations now her allies, numerous exchanges of missions were arranged. France, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, Russia and other Entente belligerents sent delegations to , the United States as a step toward k unification, military financial and w otherwise. The United States sent missions to Russia and other countries. Fighting on the Western front during the third year of the war may roughly be divided Into six phases? % two In the latter part of 1916 before winter called a halt; and four after the Entente offensive was resumed In the early spring. At the close of the second year the Germans were still unwilling to concede failure In the operations centering on Verdun. After August 3, laid fho Vmnch pained the ascen dancy, culminating In the retaking of Douau, Thiaumont and Fort Vaux, with thousands of prisoners and many guns. By November the French had once more come Into possession of the complete circle of the Verdun !' defences. The second phase dates back to ^ the commencement of the FrancoR. (Continued on Page Seven.) | The West MEMBER ASBbCIATEO PRESS. MI V JERSUP I ANEWWEAI I K ilEin OF 01 HAGUE III I Oil Onp of Them is in White Rock and Another in Annabeile. Three more cases ol poliomyelitis developed along the \Vest Fork river yesterday evening. One additional case developed in Monongah, one in White Rock, a mile this side of Monongah and one in Annabeile, a short distance above Worthlngton. With the one case in Fairmont and the twelve previous cases In Monongah, there are at present sixteen cases of poliomyelitis in Marion county. The new case that developed yesterday evening at Monongah was that of little Stanley Debatskv, the little so nof Mr. and Mrs. Martin Debatsky of 244 Gandy street. The case was discovered yesterday evening by Dr. J. A. Riedy and the patient was immediately taken to the Traction Park hospital. The Whitp llock case is little Gypsy Boggess, aged three years and four months. The little child was brought to the Traction Park Ijospital late ifAetai-rloi. DVOnillP j coiv* UIAJ w>w>.>..0. The physician at Annabelle came to the Traction Park hospital yesterday afternoon and asked Dr. Noe to go to Annabelle and confirm the diagnosis. Dr. Noe being unable to get away, Dr. C. R. Weirick, the state health representative In Monongah went with the Annabelle physician and made the diagnosis. The Annabelle case is not in the Monongah territory and will not be brought to the Traction Park hospital. Dr. Noe also received a call yesterday to come to Buckhannon And make a diognosis on a suspected case of poliomyelitis there but not being able to leave the Traction Park hospital was unable to make the trip. Miss Jackson and Miss Hopkins, two nurses in the employment of the welfare department of lite Consolidation Coal Company have arrived at Monongah from Jenkins, Ky.. and will assist in the Jiospital work. With the arrival of the two new nurses from Jenkins, Ky., Dr. Noe Is assisted in his hospital work by six experienced aoeurna Iho nntipnts nursea. v*un,ii , now confined at the hospital the very best of care. The Consolidation Coal Company Is anxious to have some one In their employment In the Kentucky division who is exeperienced In the treatment of the malady and for this reason sent Miss Hopkins (Continued on Page Ten.) Submarine Crew Wanted Some Bacon (By Associated Press) PLYMOUTH, England, July 28.? The American bark Carmela of 1,379 tons, has been sunk by a submarine. The crew was landed in safety. All the members of the bark's crew which numbered twenty men, were uninjured. They will be sent to New York. The Carmela was attacked at 6 this morning by a German submarine of small type. The under sea boat fired four Bhots at her and the crew then took to their boats. The submarine ordered the boat's crew to go aboard the submarine and placing an armed guard over them used the boat to loot the -vu *?" V Atiha siuy oiuiCB ui uuuco auu uatuu. end of the second trip the Germans were Interrupted by the approach of a petrol vessel which rescued the bark's crew. The submarine was not seen again. Virginian Is a Metro, v. i'.. Sxi Northern ft FAIRMONT, WEST VIR go ON FOUL 'ON EACH YEAR TELLS T, fa*fiRMBBfinfl^CjfijK r 4l 1 A Annual spread of the great war maps. The map of 1914 shows the te | the war; that of 1915 shows added na of 1916 shows still more territory In b I nations at oresent engaged in the v tral. iilinP TO OPEN MONDAY Assistant Manager Fatt, of The Fairmont, announces that early Monday morning the "Coffee Shop" will be open prepared to serve Its first meals. It was the plans of the hotel management to have the "Coffee Shop" opened at the same time the hotel doors were thrown open, but numerous delays made this Impossible. The principal delay was caused from Inability to get fans to properly ventilate the kitchen, while lack of labor was also in a large part responsioie. Manager O'Neal hopes that the "Coffee Shop" will be one of the most popular departments of the new hotel and la anxious to get It started. politan Newspaper 1 7est Virginia's Greatest Newspt GINIA, SATURDAY EVEN] MOW ITHYEAl V. ALE-BIG GUN! U-BOAT! T jjHAf' .^ ?* Wmj i J vS)L/1PX V1014 y . . ^ Jkfflk \ i ssarVl; over the earth is shown on these tour rritorles, In hlack, then concerned In .tlons and territories brought In; that lack, and the map ot 1917 shows the rorld war, White territories are neuI ft avpawmam "D aa/Itt "Pay* Cruvcmui itcQuy xua His Visit to Camp CHARLESTON, W. Vs., July 28.At yesterday's meeting of the State Council of Defense, final arrangements were completed for the ylsltlng trip of Governor Cornwell's party, consisting of his family, members of the defense council and some of the State officials and their wives, to Kort Benjamin Harrison, near Indianapolis. They go to pay an official visit to the military training camp and to encourage the West Virginia boys there in training for the officers' reserve corps. The party will leave Charleston Sunday. They expect to reach Indianapolis Sunday evening and spend two nights end a day 41 rfttnn. Thftv will mcic aiui au r. , leave for home Tuesday morning and expect to reach Charleston Tuesday 1 evening. The entire day of Monday I will be spent at Fort Benjamin Har- < rlson. tffcSl < n a Small Town-Cot tmfctl NG, JULY 28,1917. ARRlVI l TODAY ANKI AIRPLANE! | iiiffls 10 m pus uncntin iiitini miL mnuuuoiLu Fairmont Rate 18 cents Higher Than That of Ohio Districts. I By Associated Press)' I WASHINGTON, July 28?General j readjustment by September 15 next of rates on bituminous coal from mines In Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky aad Ohio to Lake Erie ports for transshipment by vessels was ordered today by the Inter State Commerce Commission. .. The -commission held that because at abnormal conditions prevailing at present it could not determine the reasonableness of the rates in effect but ordered th^ following adjustment. From the Cambridge, Hocking and number eight districts in Ohio, three eents less than in the Pittsburgh district. From the Conneilsvllle district six cents greater than from the Pittsburgh district. ** OO DOniO t rom me miuuuo. uiomvc greater than the Pittsburgh district. From the Fairmont district in West Virginia, 18 cents greater than from the three districts named In Ohio. From the Myersdale district in Pennsylvania 1G cents greater than from Connelisville. From the Orumberland-Piedmont district in Pennsylvania and Maryland and West Virginia, 12 cents greater than from the Fairmont district in West Virginia. From the Kanawha, Kenova, Thacker and Kentucky 28 cents greater than from the three Ohio di tricts. From the New River and Pocahontas districts il Virginia and West Virginia 15 cents greater than from the Kanawha, Kenova and Thacker district. Charges for line haul and dock services at present lumped in one figure were ordered showed separately in the new tariff. Hotel Stockholders Are to be Dined The biggest event at The Fairmont next week will be the banquet that will be given the stockholders of the hotel by Manager R. L. O'Neal on Thursday ronlne. August 2. Invitations were sent out yesterday I by Manager O'Neal to all the stockholders. There are many of those who hold stock in the hotel that were not able to attend the grand opening and some who have not yet been within the new building. Manager O'Neal will make an effort to have a full attendance Thursday evening and those who will plan to attend may be assured that there will be something worth while in store for them. In all there are 136 stockholders and with them all attending a most delightful banquet is expected. Clarksburg Has More Infant Plague (By Associated Press) CLARKSBURG,-W. Va? July 28.? Alarm over the Infantile paralysis which Is epidemic at Monnngah was Increased here today with the discovery of a new case in the Monticello addition following the development yesterday of one case and another suspected one at Stealey Heights another suburb. The Misses Orla Harris and Sybil Kelley, of Spencer, W. Va., are guests at Paradise Farm, the country home >f Rev. and Mrs. I. A. Barnes at Benton's Ferry. npare It With the Bi ' ' ' "V r ' - *.?. vwrm TODAY'S NeWt TODAY nn LATEST COIIIU WENT mi TO II Were in High Spirits When 1 by a Tender F Frid IDE NEW OEFICERij Old Military Men Impressed telligence With Which The Army at Front I By Associated Frees) BETROPEAN PORT, July 28. ? Another American contingent has safety arrived and disembarked. The American troops arrived by the same steamer whereon Kermlt Roosevelt, his wile and child traveled. When the tender went along side the vessel Friday the men were in high spirits and shouted, "Are we downhearted?" which was answered with a roaring "No" given with great enthusiasm. Representatives of the general staff watched the disembarkation. There was no civic demonstration. Only a few spectators knew of the landing. These cheered and the troops cheered back. The men entrained quickly and left for new quarters. A signal company remained at the port for some hours and these were the only representtalves of the contingent which the public saw. Associated Press Staff Correspondence. WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES IN FRANCE, Friday, July 27. ?The hard training which the American troops are now undergoing Js bringing out in a marked degree the efficiency of officers who recently joined the army after having undergone training at Plattsburg or at other camps. Regp HOW AT WORK ON ' mm If These Can be Arranged Contract Will be Let Monday, The Board of Affairs will meet Monday morning and if finances can be arranged before this time to make the first payment on the new South Side bridge, the contract will be let to the john F. Casey company of Pittsburgh and in the new rew weeks the actual construction of the bridge over the Coal run ravine will be under way. The Board of Affairs met yesterday afternoon for the purpose of furtner discussing the contract. Mr. Casey who was at the morning meeting of the Board of Affairs did not attend the afternoon session. The board completed the discussion of the various possibilities of the contract and decided to adjourn until Monday morning. An effort is being made to clear away a few financial difficulties and with these provided for the Board of Affairs will Monday let the contract. I Relatives Here For M, D, Orr Funeral Among the relatives here for the funeral of M. D. Orr, which took place yesterday afternoon from the Palatine Baptist church, were the following: Mrs. Jessie O. Lawson, of Bridgeport; Mrs. Earl Pepper, of Morgantown; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henry, of Grafton; Ad Laughlin, of Bridgeport; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wilson, of Beaver Falls, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson, of Beaver, Pa.; Lawrence Henry Gibson, of Pittsburgh; James Henry, of Weston; Charles Morgan and daughter, Miss Mary, of Morgantown; Miles Orr and Mr. and Mrs. Colburn, of Morgantown. Miles Orr Is the only surviving brother of M. D. Orr and Mrs. Colburn is his daughter. Germans Also Have Worn fin Warriors (By Associated Press) PETROGRAD, July 28.?When the Russian women's battallion, known officially as the Command of Death ; went Into action against the Ger- ; mans near Smorgon, July 25, they captured a number of women, from whom It was learned for the first time, that German women also were fighting on the battle front In western Russia. 2tier Class of Big Toi I'u Nj yjH. A Wt m uIpe TO REACH FRANH I lEJRAINtNG CAW I rheir Transport Was Visited ; 'I "rom the Port / ifniui I ir:iL al . p_ii t a s v mi use E/umtiBiatiiu Ana ur . ?,j y Attack Thier Problems. : Working Hard. alar army oftloers are partlaalertr struck by the enthusiasm with which these men have plunged into their 1 work. They declare the Quality ot these men set at rest any doubt as to . high standard of leadership in Amert? .4 ca's vast new army. The young officers hare adapts) 1 themselves quickly to new conditions I met here in training with French in. structors and seem to appreciate fulljl . 9 the most minute details. They are sxceedlngly earnest in their work and never tire. They have won unstinted praise from older officers who have seen long years of military service. The colonel of one of the old line :9 American regiments standing today watching the work of one of his bat tallons In which many reserve offlclera are servng exclaimed: "They are simply splendid. I cannot say enough about them. I have ,9 never reen a finer class of yonng. oftU J cere any where. With very little preliminary guidance they have shown -.9 themselves capable of taking over the entire direction of the battalion. Thaw have brought to their work not only much of the technique of professional ' " >] soldiers but the high morale and en- . .. ' .'3 thuslasm of men who hays been attracted to military service by natural Inclination." iiiifiT " i DAY FIR ARMY DRAFT i Draft Board Here was Hard at Work on These Sum* monses Today. ' ;' i The long sought official list and of* der numbers of those who were selected at the recent army draft arris* ed in Fairmont this morning and Captain Kemhle White, chairman of the ft local board No. 1, J. M. Jacobs and Chesne.v Ramage, other members ot -v'.J the Fairmont board are busy this at- "<t ternoon getting the numbers and tha ? addresses In correct form to send oat notices to those who are to appear for physical examination. Although laboring all morning tha hoard was not able to get the list ot those who will be called in the first draft ready for publication. The lists will be completed this at- - vs ternoon nnd early this evening no* ' M tices will be mailed to all local peo* s pie who will be summoned to appear .9 before the local draft board, giving * <im the exact time and instructions for The 152 men to be drawn for physl? cal examination will be divided Into time lists and summoned to appear Y;2l on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -v. of next week, there being about fifty ... jl summoned each day. Captain White SIB16B mat IX lutai poupto gw w MI?. ' ' '-1H post office after seven o'clock this . .fj evening they will be able to get their - ?; letters giving tbem the eiact Inform tlon as when to appear. There will be little If any change from ?he order In .vhlch the names were printed in fl the newspapers. Stein's Attorney ~ ^fll Due Here Sunday George M. Stein, who was arrested a few days ago at Baltimore by Sheriff A. M. Glover and brought back hen to' answer a charge of obtaining money : 3-r under false pretenses, received a tel* gram today from bis attorney, E. I* Justice, of Baltimore, saying that tho latter would be here tomorrow to tako up the case. It Is probable that Stein will be released on bail within a few ; |g| WANTED ?LABORERS ! In selecting department Good waees. apply ; - w n Owens Bottle Machine Co. 4||M mammmmmm *HanMMHIi I '