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A Quality Newspaper for the I P ESTABLISHED 1868. [ FAIRMC r 22 EXEMPTION I Ms Ml IIP ' TO NOON 111 I Physical Condition of the Men Examined Proved Very Satisfactory. I UNMARHIEDREAUY TO G3 I Captain White Says Local I Board is Much Pleas| ed With Showing. I Fairmont's men of military age are as a rule physically fit. This fact was revealed at the examinations for the new army under the selective draft , which are being held in the rooms of the Red Cross on the third floor of the | city hall today. Up until noon today II forty-one out of the first fifty who re-1 ceived notices to appear for the examination had been put through the tests. Of this number there were twenty-two claims for exemption. One was on the grounds that he is an alien. The other twenty-one were claims for dependent wife or wife and child or children except tito or two which were on the ground of widowed mother. j It Not one of the unmarried men who IJ were examined by the board claimed exemption or discharge. As a general rule the men were physically fit and the examining physician expressed bis surprise at the fine condition of the men from this city. The day's work is now complete with i. the exception of nine men who have not as yet appeared. Of this number ' five are from out of the city and were not expected by the board. The re-,' maining four will be given an opportunity this evening or tomorrow morning after which they will be marked physically fit and will be called Into the service without examination, Such a stringent rule has been necessary in order that the board might be able to I complete Its work in the three specified davs. Those who have not as yet appeared for the examination and who should do so at once are as follows: L'lerlo Corniglio, Fairmont, W. Va. Order No. 4; serial No. 854. Charley Herbert Jones, 224 Norvall St., City. Order No. 5; serial No. 1095 Willie Jackson, Fairmont. W. Va. Order No. 25; serial No. 784. Edward Johnson, R. F. D. No. 3. Or/ der No. 2; serial No. 437. The fact that the local men have appeared for the examinations promptly Is very pleasing to the local board and Captain White expressed his appreclai' tion to the men for their helping by coming at the requested time. I Tomorrow the next fifty men will be 1 . examined and if conditions are favorV able the work should be completed without any difficulty by Friday as per the original plans. The same rule that I ( applied today to those who failed to appear for the examination will be put in II force tomorrow and Friday. All those who fail to take the tests at the appointed time will be marked as physically fit and will be drafted into the 11 service of the government' without a Is cnance ior exemption. Captain White, chairman of the local board, stated today that the victims of this rule will be only those who have brought it upon themselveB. He stated that each man is being considered on I a par provided he performs what the L board requires of him. Any one who fails to execute the requirements of ^ the board, however, is laying up trouf ble for himself. ? After all the men have been examined the individual claims for exemption will be brought before the board. They will then bo considered and Judgment rendered In each individual case. Those who have been I exempted or who have boon accepted I will be notified accordingly in a week or so. [ ? Team Track Hearing To Tie Resumed * I % Several local people will go to Charleston tomorrow evening ready to attend the extension of the hearing of the team track loaders complaint against the Baltimore and Ohio Rail road company. The railroad will begin its side on Friday morning at ten o'clock .the team trBck loaders having had their hearing early last week. The rail- j [ road men w'" *-e represented by W. j 0. Conle- iiey general of West - Virginia. Hi Atton- vy Nutter who is the i;;)'.' chi for the team track loader* ake the trip and if necessary \?i.. vr???nt additional evidence B against th$ railroad company. The railroad mfen will likely complete the evidence this week and early next ^ week the Public Service Commission will pass Judgment on the complaint. 1 Modern Newspap MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. firm wm m u w BRITISH It You Can Drive a Truck You Can Get lob In France What local truck driver or mechanic wants to go to France? Mere Is your opportunity. Twenty experienced motor truck 1 drivers, twenty helpers and ten expert mechanics are needed at once by the American Red Cross for service in France, according | fo cabled requests just received j by the Red Cross War Council from Major Grayson. 11. R. Murphy in charge of the Red Cross j mission to France. The mechanical squad will In- i elude master carpenters, body I builders, painters, machinists ana I c'cctriclans, two each. The trucks for which drivers are sought are of the two-ton capacity and will he used in the rapid tran j ier or ueti cross supplies nu.n ( pa ports to their destinations, a j service made necestary by the ! congested conditions of the railroads in France. Volunteers beyond military nee ! are asked fo_ this service, and recruits responding will be given some Intensive mechanical train ling. some drill, and some preliminary instruction in the French language. The Red Cross will bear the expenses of the men while abroad, but it is hoped that employers of skilled labor required will see this as their great opportunity to 1 contribute to Red Cross advancement and continue the salafea of such men lu their service who respond to this call. Inquiries and offers of assistance along this line may be made through the local Red Cross chapter. GRANT ?iF)l MAY RESULT II DEATH One l^an Iq Jail, Another in Hospital With a Fractured Skull. John Ag$t. an Italian employed in the mi: e at Grant Town, was arrested by ninty officers last night follow! . fight which occurred at G'r? Town | in which Agcst is said I i struck another foreigner, Joe Ha eii, in the head with a pick, inflicting serious injury. Agest was brought to the county jail and he will be given a preliminary hearing as soon as tho seriousness of the wounds which he Inflicted can be determined. No details of the: fight could be learned at this time' but it is thought to have been due to an over indulgance in bootleg whiskey which is said to have been flowing rather freely in the (Irant Town section recently. Joe Barell was brought to the Miners Hospital about 11 o'clock today and his condition is said to he very serious. His skull was fractured by tho blow and It is feared that death may result. tw r IT-. , j women's uepartmeni Opening Deferred A meeting bf the Advisory council o fthe Young Women's department of the Y. M. C. A. was held at the Y. M. C. A. last evening. Miss Grace Foster, secretary of the denartmcnt, who has been busy away on Months' vacation, was present at the -meeting an doutlined plans f. r the future work of the department It was announced that it would n t be. possible to open the department on August 15, as was announced but the opening would take place very soon after that date, probably within less than a week following. Senate Conferees Yield on Food Bill (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Aug. l.-The deadlock of the conferees on tile administration food control bill was broken today and complete agreement reached when Senate conferees yielded and consented to strike out amendment proposing a congressional committee to supervise war expenditures which President Wilson has opposed. First Likely to be Here Two More Weeks (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.?Delays In preparing National Guard mobilization camps, the War department announced today, will postpone the opening about two weeks. ers Pay a Great Dec FAIRMONT^ WEST \ UTURE k/'VNA/VNA^/SAA/SA/>^\AA/W^/WWNi^l Y TTdTT\ A LLUlyU 1 SAMMIES Ullllkl WlllklU WllVk hKM li ftp I ' One New Case and Several Suspected Cases in Monongah Today. At four o'clock this morning the second death occurred nt Monongah from poliomyelitis. This was little Cresso I.egoro, aged seven months and tho daughter of Mrs. llzabeth I'elirleco, who resided on Main street, in Monongah. The little child was taken 111 several days ago, but Its mother, fearing that it would be taken to the Traction Park hospital did not report the illness to either of the two Monongah physicians. I.ato last night the little child took severely ill and the Monongah physicians were called. At onco it was discovered that the case was poliomyelitis, but it was too late for the physicians to save ?t lilt; mum. One new case of poliomyelitis was brought to the children's hospital this morning, this being little Thomas Talbott, aged six years of Middleton. The case being suspected, I)r. Noe was called to Middleton and immediately pronounced It poliomyelitis and returned with the child to the hospital. I.ate this afternoon Dr. Noe reported that there are'four or five su:/ect-| ed cases of poliomyelitis in Monon-I gah and that he is expecting several j of them to develoo before the evening is over. In ail cases where the! physicians arc sure that the children are afflicted with poliomyelitis they will be brought to the hospital for Irnnfmcnit nt nnr*p alhfelrl eaogedrdlu aoldlu oinuuu Route of New TrolleyLine is Inspected A number of representatives of the city, the Greater Fairmont investment company, and the Monongahela Val'ey Traction company embarked in autos this afternoon and made a tour of inspection along the proposed site of the new traction line which is to be constructed out Morgantown avenue to the bridge of the Monongahela railway where it crosses the street, thence up the drive over Knob Hill nnd around Ihe Fair Grounds, returning by way ot Bellview avenue across Morgantown avenue to the Speedway and thence hack to the main line on East Park avenue. The party which made the tour left Ihe city building shortly after 2 o'clock and returned about 4:30. The following persons made up the parly: Smi h Hood, D. S. Blanks, both of the Traction company; Shrewsbury Miller and A. L. Lehman, representing the city; A. S. Lynch, S. H. Pierson and W. J. Wiegol, representing the Greater Fairmont Investment company. - ?Braxton Co. Man T T? I" T J is mine inspector (Ry Associated Press) CHARLESTON, Aug. 1,?Earl Henry, chief cf the Stale Department of Mines, toda^ announced the appointment or M, B. Coulter, of Braxton countjv as deputy Inspector of mines ror the Firtn raining district which Includes the counties of the northern panhandle. Mr. Coulter will suceed John T. McMahon, who resigned. H1b headquarters will be Moundsvllle. il of Attention to Ne est Virginia's Greatest Newsp nurdinia Wednesday! FIGHT rHEGRO MARCHING THROUGH A ] ft American troops on their way fr j in France" where they aro now gett | methods. ill Mil -I 1815 m? Only a Few Turned Up for the Canning Demonstra- 1 tion Today. " i Because the majority of the young j women composing the High school canning clubs failed to report for j duty this mornlns at the High school I no canning demonstration was given [ as was announced. The director of the work. Miss Es-1 telle Hamilton, was present together j with some four or five of the young i women and some 12 or 15 housewives of the city representing the food con- J sorvation committee of the National Defense league. Miss Hamilton postponed the canning demonstration until nine o'clock tomorrow morning for the reason that! so 'few reported for duty. She believes that tomorrow will see many lined up that failed to report today. The work is to be done by the Canning clubs in co-operation with the Hood Conservation committee of tho National Defense League and thefood to bo canned was grown in tile High school gardens. All housewives of the romntinity are wanted to be present to witness tho work of the girls under the supervision of Jllss Hamilton. Physician Accused ! of Being a Slacker (By Associated Press) CHARLESTON', Aug. 1.?Dr. M. A. Caldwell, a physician of Clenden'n, | near here, was brought to the office of District Attorney K. WJtcher McI I'ullough today charged with being a I "slacker." He was released on a bond of ?2,500 to appear before United States Commissioner Ruffner here next Wednesday. Mr. Caldwell claims that to the best of his knowledge he was born in 1885 and is therefore above the draft age. 'State's Ambulance Unit is Accepted (By Associated Preps) ruapt,1SSTON. W. Va.. Aucr. 1.? Pr. T. L. Barber, of this city, who recently organized a hospital ambulance unit here, was Informed today by the surgeon general that the company will j bo sworn into the service of the army j at once and be equipped for immediate duty. Dr. Barber was directed to communicate with the surgeon general I of the Central division at Chicago In | regard to equipment and preparation, j for service. An Unkind Cut. "I visited the office of the Highbrow Magazine the other day," said the poet, "and I never saw such beautiful vaste-paper baskets, all decorated with pink ribbons." "So that your '.'-'rr may be cast in pleasant p'-- " said the mean roan. ws Illustrations. The mmia aper EVENING, AUGUST 1, 1917, ERSA T T1 7T\ TT7/1 U1SU wv FRENCH TOWN . V ' ' om "a Trench port" to "somewhere ing intensive training in modern war irmfoilo 1EET AT 0EE1 PARK' I'cabody, Chairman Harris and Governor Fort Will Address Them. Invitation has been sent out by D. R Larson, secretary of the Central West | Virginia Coal Operators' Association, announcing a two-day mass meeting of all the coal operators in central and northern West Virginia to be held at Deer Park, Md., on August 1U and 11. Among the prominent men who will atted the meeting are F. S. I'cabody, chairman of the C'oal committee of the National Council of Detense; IV. J. Harris, chairman of the Federal Trade committee, and ex-Governor John F. Fort, a member of the Federal Trade commission. During the two-day session thesb prominent men from Washington will irivn infnrnmtirtn im rhn nrpsflilt status . O"" ? ? o( coal, as well as the allotment of coal covering government requirements. These are the big subjects before the West Virginia coal operators at this time and it is important that the coai operators turn out in full numbers. Among the other subjects that will be discussed is the method by which the coal operators' associatiou in this state may co-operate with the National Coal Operators' Association that was 'ust recently organized in Washington. in all there aro expected to be at least 90 coal operators from this sec tion of the state at the meeting. The i mass meeting will be brought a close Saturday evening, August 11. with a big banquet. Many Acceptances For Hotel Banquet Manager II. L. O'Neal of The Fairmont reports that many responses are coming in to the invitations recently issued for the big dinner to he given the stockholders of the' hotel tomorrow evening. Manager O'Neal is anxious that all ,ot the stockholder? get in closer tench tv-ith the lintel .and larcelv for this reason he is holding the dinner tomorrow evening. Doubtless there will be a big turn out of all the 135 stockholders to make tho first gathering of the management and the owners a success. ? .. Prohibition Vote In Senate Late Today (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. ? Nationwide prohibition legislation came up for final action in the Senate today with?the outcome apparently in doubt. Drylehders claim it will pass, wet leaders claim it will not. mu-* ihft alhiatinn tmlnv nrhon 1 11(11 T??0 V..W .7 the Senate resumei' the debate on the resolution for a prohibition amendment to the federal constitution. The Senate has agreed to begin voting on all amendments and the resolution Itself at 4 o'clock this afternoon. West Virginian Is ti i fOOAY-a NEWS TODAY HEALTI N IN FL. GERMANS FIGIIII ii7 m Despite Counter Attacks and French are Rapidiy Positions Won 1 nsiiin rwnroTO it m rmia tArtuia iiiu German Submarine Bases on of the Stake-p-British J, Up for the ] (By Associated Press) ( LONDON, Auq. 1.?German j counter attack! yesterday after- j neon and last night against the now British positions at Labasce. ville and north of the Ypres-Comincs canal in Bcfgium were sueceesfully repulsed says the official statement issued today by the British war office. ' Another German counter attack further north In the neighborhood of the Ypres-Roulers railway was crushed by British artflI cry. Heavy rain has been falling since early yesterday, the staten:nt continues, and the weather continues unfavorable for operations. (By Associated Press) PARIS, Aug. 1?The battle of Flanders has begun and the indications are that it will bo the biggest tattle of the war. Tills offensive of the Frflnnh nnrl "RriticK nllinc hatl expected for some weeks back, for although the French and British offi-! cial communications gave no inkling' of it the German reports showed how . clearly large scale operations wore in preparation. The French public how-1 ever did not know that French troops j had been dispatched to share In the I assault. Originally the front from the Xortli sea coast to Ypres had been held by the French in the Nfeuport region, then by the Belgians as far as rilverdingbo and then by the British. The. British troops later relieved the; French and part of the Belgians along the coast. It Is thoroughly recognized here that the operation Is only the beginning of a battle that will last weeks and perhaps nrmths, but it is also hop ed and believed that its effects will be in proportion to the extraordinary plan and vast scale to which it had been prepared. , j The first part of the program has j been carried out with complete sue-1 iismr n MDGE PUN Engineer Meusser Writes That He is Making Fast Progress. j A letter was received from the New York Concrete Steel Engineering by City Celrk Kern today v.-hich statedj , that the company was working onj the plans for the construction o( the J Monongahela river bridge and would | have them completed just as?soon as the plana could be gone over and ap- j proved with reference to government requirements. When Engineer Wii-i liam Meusser was In Fairmont lasti week he hai with him about fifteen sketches of'S^Kous styles of bridges j out o( which will make about two i or three plans for the approval of the | Board of Affairs. Tho company reports that they art doing their best to get the most lioautiful bridge possible for the 0350,000 that will be expended upon it. In connection with the recent let- [ ting of the contract for the construe-i tion of the Coal Run bridge he en- j gineers from New York stated thatj they wished to congratulate the city for giving the work over to the Casey I Company as it was undoubtedly one of the most reliable contracting com panies in business. The Board of Affairs met at the city hall again this morning to discuss the budget for the ensuing fi3cai ; year. A few minor affairs toward the city Improvements were also taken up. Clerk Kern has also received a letter lately from tho John F. Casey Company thanking the city for the contract that is to be signed by thai Casey company but are expecting li wiuun tne next icw ua/o. \e Best Illustrated Pi THE WEATHER. ' lr tonight Probably ?how> ind rot ao wfcrm tomorrow. : ' ;:?.; i inPRICE THREE CENTS |p M LOT L: _ ANDERS | ODHIHin 1 m i ma ] I Tcrrenlial Rain British and Conso'idatingNew J festerday Drive [BE BiCOESi BATTLE 1 the Belgian Coast Are Part Lrtillery Being Brought VextPhase. 'Jj ps8 and in a way which augers well mi' iis accomplishment as a whole.' With a wide stretch of terrtory and $ more tlmn 3500 lirisoners In Mielr m hands ns a result of the first diyi fighting in the new offensive the Brit* SO isii and French troops in Flanderi spent last night consolidating their gains and repulsing the inevitable ? German counter attacks. New lines, which along the greater part of the stretch ia two miles to two /? and one lialf miles In advance ol the $1 old. includes ten captured towns with- ' in its limits. It has been firmly held along the entire front. The consolidation process lg being /a carried out under torrent of rain that hampers further operations. The dx* ' ? tent o( the permanent advantage! 13 pained by the smashing of German lirnsi In this important section ot a front will have to be Judged by fuithcr developments. The logical sup- H position with the history of the Som- ':j| me and Arras operations, particularly ,. the former, in mind, is that the drive will be renewed as soon as heavy gtma ^ are moved up in pursuit of the plan V-JTC ro drive a wedge Into the German lino by successive strokes, The Importance to be attached to & M drive Into German held territory te . J tills sector must bo gttged not ojfiy ' by the reclaiming of Belgian soil from invaders which it makes possible, bnt >| the threat it offers to German submar- . J ine baaas along the Belgian coats. A. ;'I push much further eastward along the present line of advance wiJJ be ffl bound to shako the security of the German roust line. The desperation o( German realit- ;| ance now manifesting Itself hi fa- | rious counter ataeks bears witness to the importance the Gorman high command attaches to tho retention of the present front. This (ront has been shown to be not the rigid one the Teutons claims have made it out. Badly bent by yesterday's nttack the Immediate future $ is likely to show whether it can be strained to the breaking point. liJiir 1 UTS FEDERAL II i Not a Single Application for | the Examination Announeed for Today. -.'m A first grade, or clerical civil set A?n,..i?n?lnn ...no af *ha V itc CAillUliiuviuii rt (to oiuvuuibu mv ui? - "' r-ts local postcffice this morning to fill vacancies in first grade or clerical positions In the various branches of the -.$ field. There were no applications and consequently no exftnlnatioa !. A typewriter examination has been , Ji announced to be held at the local poet- , t office 011 August 18. The examination is expecied to fill many vacancies in '; government field service. Ward ilrannon, a young man in the . -s employment of the Consolidation Coal V-'i company, who passed the typewriter and stenographic examination last week has been given an appointment in Front Roval. Vs. Brannon left Vftl- $ terday for this town where he will Immediately take up the work. He made ' the trip by motor. ? ? AMERICAN STEAMER SUNK. LONDON, Aug. l. - The American steamship Motano, of 2,730 tone groai, was sunk by a Teuton submarine on j July 31. Twenty survivors have been landed. NOTICE I | Fr.irnont Shoe Hospital will | '.yi close at six o'clock during the hot j . 81 months.