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A Qi^llty Newspaper for the t
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|! l8 IStmont? Ofc, :#7'
Thir Rapjjftf'-d in
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$ew?m is Tied Up in Impor- /
tant Trade Route Bj jj
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ftJNTA ARENAS, Oh J la. *0* 1.? i
tC4 -"5' houra ona nl tha worrf, Win-i
tkfii '!tt hietorj has been ragtnj ?*wj
/I - : Ve aio i aiYKlon. Including the;
1 del Fieee vchipelago.
m. ?t? alga tc iiajr of wvr let-upAlready
H perms are repc
dead ai a result of ezpojuro to eit'/a i
Mid the fury of tha high wind. Tb.S
temperature during the blizzard bu i'
averaged eight below csru, flidtaa Its
I extreme of 12 below ??ortt? aiisr I
midnight. i
All of the stralti and channel! *?tweo.
tha ta'andc and bedweea !?,'
landa and mainland are ice-lockel*
and many chips bound from the I\v
dflo to the Atlantic arc storm bva.a.i,
with little chance of ' heir isAitng
within a week.
The itorra broke La greateet fwrp
around the base of Uount Sarmluotc ;
. an* a veritable avalanche of maw I
fr?UL Its rocky slopes, driven by a I
Wi*m that has reached a velocity asi
blrh ai 69 miles per hour.
There has been no word bjm gtsr- ]
UK. '.eland and Navarln Inland, o'eerj
th* aouthermost point of archv'.
jH..xgo. 0ra7oct (ears an. *ntem!&>j
f i -r *'C ?v>c. may be on ;.-<os? Utr-^
1- o.' n caa. .
It will not be possible to eiM. ilea- j
tie chvou't ta the southern Wands j.
fcv many days and soy who may be
short ot food or without sufficient!
means ot keeping warm are believed I
almost sure to Buccumb.
x Ths storm had its origin high in
- the Andean mountains further to the
? *? ewont oAitthvard It d&
UIH l>U* no *?. on _
tce.nded, and from thin point south,
?j) -:ar as can be learned, not a speck
it surface has escaped.
it Ushuala, the capital of Tterra
del Fuegu, it Is reported a party of
.bailee rescued two women from a hut
by means of keeping behind them a
continuous trail of rope by means of
which to and theli way back to safety,
The women had no food or heat
Md were almost dead.
In this city conditions are i.vtremo'
1> eritlcU Snow Is piled so deep It Is
next to Impossible to more aoout In
i , oearch of those needing aid. The high
| ) wind still makes It decorous to leave
v shelter without ropes trailing behind,
elnce It Is impossible to see through
the storm more than a few feet.
It Is (eared that If the blizzard continues
another 24 hours the death
roll wlU mount to Berlous proportion*.
Food distribution has been at
a standstill since the storm bogie.'
and those who had small stores o?|
/ food are undoubtedly suffering is <
/verely already.
But one other storm of equal sever-1
lty Is recorded here. That was lo
msa when for three weeks then* was,
' no communication with tba world j
and every channel In the archipelago
'r was Ice-locked for weeks.
I If possible, warshlpt will be sly- j
( nailed when the storm abates and |
i supplies requested. Hospital supplies j
| will bo especially needed.
If necessary when clearing v.Mtit- j
er reveals Use full extent of the damage
calls for nclp. mar be seat to the
Falkland Islands.
Singer is Killed in
H Automobile Crash
(By AssoeJstod P.tsi)
^ ' ASBURY PARK. N. Y? Aug. 1- !
Miss Florence Phillips, 2<i years old, >
a contralto soloist, was instantly killed
and four other passengers seriously j
Injured when their automobile struck I
a telegraph pole on the Ocean drlTs J
at Elberon today. o
Two of the Injured are Fveok WD- i
llama- a ship butlder of iVashliigwti, i
and Ole May, of Detroit, rfarNfcA,A,t j
with tbe Newark 8tiraagio.
- ' The wires of both Williams and Maj,
who were aieo members of the party,
were injured and were taken to tbs
Long Branch hospital. ,
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Laborers?Apply a; j i
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4o m *
! 7'iIEr- WE'^E RO
1 Wj. *,> " V r.\t immraer In the U
' * fW V. **tay!
i v-*?t wVtodB betT
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rill J-U 1M ifcUB, CO
1 f !t? Mi It ?.'M tin* * wig-wag
A& ?'.? o?tvi each year, Clitt; tlppii
[ tv t .nil or'.f period (A. ?:? rear a
2jr Tierra, uot Fuejo is tlppe
Jbr. u. raya at a low an ele wl
| In J'j-ur.'W/ the temperafcwo In 1
I higher at :hlt pealed.
?10 IP IK
hHf ''fcsu&tcir ig Maturing
*terishKtm fruits and
.Vejpe^bles Rapidly.
A..*- ' III -.
m AMoeiated Press)
WASHINGTON, Aug. ?- -Tlie weath
M bcrresa kaw bulletin today says:
"Tlba beat spat) In the east persists,
bo'i the Iwmperu-.ar# tjs fallen somewhat
la the lake replo-oa and Ohio
"Scattered ehowere and thunder
?torm? bore occurred in various
part'- ?! the eountry hut there has
? ? aWespread rey'or. of rain
'The wupemiars In tae eastern
ivtrict ?ai fall sligntly li. 36 hours
D? the fall wil! he temporary and
ret am n higher tMinneraturr within
Whe nest few day? ti probable.
"Scatters* showerr are pn<?ble on
Friday in tM gwjtf state' and Florida,
elsewhere generally -Thither Is
The flpawUvs of mo??y perishable
fruits and vegeiablda has been so has
tened by the extreme hot weather
that the department ot agriculture officials
today sounder t call for prompt
action to prevent the greater waste In
the continued hot weather expected
during the next tew lays Appeals
vers made to women to sacrifice com
fort and continue ther canning and
preserving and ore^on t perishable
fruits and vegetables ripened rapidly
by tho Intense heat from spoiling.
rue PAMiicoe
r.iu UHHM.no
Had k Gaflery of About Fifteen
When Tbey Began
to Can.
f.-t'mt w*a?s e.f O19 -slty tils
c t-rplne 'i* * of terns ;'ive or
tb young ?t.;hooJ women demonstrate
?rc ot fcnnmg ai tn.j ri'-su ouuuui
order the direction ol Aliss Estelle
Til jor.'45 "?aen .t 9 horouglily
sp U datt and scientific manner
c&nn+i 'ie&n* oaul Stcta &I1 ot which
we?. 9>mr? by the young men ot
t>v. ,jf?5 Id the school garden.
7h* women present oxpressed great
In the work of the young
vwrac and asked many questions as
tr< the mode of canning, preserving
The work la being done by the
Girls canning clubs ot the High school
lk co-operation with the Food com
serration committee ot the National
.Oefenss League.
On each Wednesday and Thursday
daritvy the season, beginning at 8:30
o'clock a demonstration will be given
at iiw High school by the young
worn; s with Miss Hamilton In charge
ana the women of the community are
urged to attend those demonstrations,
.fu4 A. Miller who lor some time
hat ':eon city treasurer of Fairmont,
*\r?lgned yesterday and the Board ol
Aritlrj is now loking over the field
of candidates in an effort to pick bis
Vir. Miller resigned to accept ar
appointment given hint by Sherifl
Glove.- as deputy sheriff. He wll
suco. Clarence Curry, the wel
known Monongah business man tha
has hen on the Sheriff's staff for thi
-' --J. >.v.-elve months. Mr. uurr;
band*-; In his resignation early In tbi
w?'.* to attend to private affairs.
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)5papers Contain Mi
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r?m'jcr '?siT7\
nited States it Is mlrtr'nter in Tierra i
veen latitude 52 degrees an? t. ,
well an around the sun. In rotating J
back and forth, doing one .omptete \
ig brings a given point farthest f*on) t
,nd brings it closest six mourns laxcr. i
d farthest fTom the mi:: and receives I
lich renders them almosi devoid or
ierra del Fuega averages 30 degrees |
! Twenty-Three Out o? First
Forty Up Asked to be
Let Out.
If Fairmont Is offering an example )
of the type of man that is going to j
be draftol Into the i'ederaj service j
to mike up the nee arm/, Ucaie Sam j
is going to be surprised whoo he re- i
views lilt teen !n military formation [
and likewise the Kaiser is going to j
change his opinion in regard to the j
part that, the United State* Is solug j
to play Id the World War. Fairmont;
Is offering as fine a lot of men as j
| can be found in any city of the coun-1
| try, speaking from a physical point I
1 of view. I
I Up until noon today forty out o?
| Mia fifty-two who havo beeu notified
j in appear today, have beer. examined,
j Of this number twenty- -three entered
I Cialnis for exemptions, Four of
these have been filed by aliens who
I are not citizens of this country. The
j remaining twelve men In today's Hat
I will be examined early tin* aftemoor.
; and tha board will stop ll? work for
I today at about live o'clock.
I Althouga the men who a/peared
i ye?Lerday tor the examination were
| a fins lot, today offered more surprises
when the men wlio appeared
were of a much heavier and more
muscular type. They are more syuietrieal
and better bunt proportionally
of for a fin a srtPr.Imnn nf the SOlf
I (UIU WilVt u -J. ? _
or man that will be cilled upon toj
protect tho starB and stripes
One of the four men who bad not;
appeared yesterday, did so today. The j
other three bave failed to appear be I
fore tbe board and will be forced to j
suffer the penalty unless tbey taks!
tbe examination tomorrow.
Captain White, chairman of the lo- j
cal board Baid today that those who
do not appear for the ox-amnlations
will of course De marked as physically j
fit for military service but he said ho
I did not know exactly what the Federal
governmeot would do with these
men. He said that till those who
have received notices nnd who do not
appear at the required time will nt
! be at the mercy of *d:? War Depadt
j ment when it determines what shall
ha* done with tbess men. Ho said
that it la (or their ov? oersor.a! ad'
vantage that they appear and not
tak* chance* on what tht penally will
The remaining tH/x-r# of Fairmont's
quota will be examined tomorrow
and then the work of considering
the individual cases for exemption
will be begun. It is expected that
the work ot determining who will actually
be called upon to shoulder a
gun will require at least two weeks.
During the afternoon J. M. Jacobs,
secretary of the local board announced
that these men of today's
quota had tailed to appear: No. 1282,
Charles Johnson, general delivery;
No. 46, Dante Rom-Dlmini, 106
Bridge alley; No. 1441, Howe SUdger,
1101 Carloton street; No. 721, Eddlo
Nee Smith, 415 Hull alley; No. 280,
Frank Scott, B. & O. railroad camp.
Flying Corps Head
Killed by a Fall
(By Associated Press)
, MINEOLA, N. Y, Aus. 2.?Captain
Ralph L. Taylor, In command of the
I training section of the aviation signal
1 corps here, lost control of his aeroi
plane today and plunged 800 feet to
j his death.
i Sergeant Thos. Pell, who was In the
i machine with him. suffered a broken
jaw and Internal injurlea
uch More Than Row
'est Virgiiti^t Graatest iVewspaj
ll ?Qri
Pokfl jHspn R^HaEi I
HMWtyBtt- -KMI
Trna photograph from the Anarctfc
T'.erra del t'uego in mid-August, which
1 Emm]
Judge Dayton Dismisses Haj
bea? Corpus Proceedings j
They Instituted. !
? |
The Phti Raeimeoit Wow Virginia j
Infant 17 which is encamped here, wa6 j
awarded the decision la the habeas 1
corpus proceedings which were .held |
before Judge Dayton at Philippines' j
terday for Lie release of Lyndon C. 1
Hall. Colonel Osborn accompanied by I
Captain Williams and young Hall went j
to Phtlippl yesterday to appear in 1
court They returned last night
Captain Williams, who is a member j
of the West Virginia bar, represented 1
the Regiment while Hall's parents, who |
instigated the proceedings, were rep-1
resented by Attorney Henry Lively, ol I
this city.
The writ of habeas corpus was sworn
out against Colonel Osborn by the pnr-1 g
ents of the boy who demanded his re- 3
leare because they claimed that he p
was under age when he enlisted, it
was the first ct.se of this sort that has
ever come up before the Federal court
of the Northern district of West Virginia.
Hal! returned wil,h the Colonel
] last night and resumed his position in
| the ranks.
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i Manager O'Neal Much Grat i!
itied at Patronage House ti
is Receiving ?
i resterday was the biggest day that t
j Ttio Fairmont has had since the hotel 1
j was opened on Monday, July 23. Man- 1
ager O'Neal reported this morning that 1
last night the hotel did a capacity bust- c
ness. All day yesterday the house was 3
crowded with visitors many of whom 3
were from Fairmont. ^
The management is especially well
pleased with the excellent business 1
that the hotel has been doing during J
the past few days. With The Fairmont J
doing capacity business during the hot ?
summer months when most of the f
business men that are usually on the
road are enjoying their vacation, and t
at the time when all hotels do their j
I slowest business, Manager O'Neal stat- r
; od this morning that he did not know (
j what to expect this winter
Manager O'Neal stated mis morning,
"I am especially pleased with the in- i
terest that the local people are taking 1
in The Fairmont. I have been in the (
business for quite a while and have
never seen the people ot any town support
a hotel as the Fairmont people are I
doing The Fairmont. As to the bus!- r
ness in general during the last week t
Just say that it has been exceptionally f
good, in fact much better than I had in a
any way expected." t
line News. Compare 1
AUGUST 2,1917.
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regions of South America shows th
is the middle of winter in that end
Waste of Water
May Have Grave i
Consequences \
Inve5tigr.t>" 1 ' = contiraed the
suspicion tii 'eat deal of city
water is bci. "d in Fairmont,
Ai<siiif <, ... lmvor s action?
u?pecianj i?* .vr .w..w.
of the city.
This condition, in addition to
oeing a hardship to (hp people in
tho outlying districts and on the
high places, because of the excessive
use of water at the lower
points ot the city, before it can
roach them, creates a grave fire
There is plenty of water in t,be
reservior, but because ot the waste
t^e pressure in the mains is so
!o wthat if a fire were to break
out through the day, the firemen
would be seriously handicapped.
Under these circumstances it is
the duty of water consumers of
Fairmont to use no more water
than is actually needed. There
is plenty ror all proper purposes,
but none to waste.
STew School Building at
Farmington is JNearing
Work Is progressing rapidly on the
ew Lincoln District high school that
3 being erected at Farmlngton. Durng
the past tew weeks there has been
onsiderable delay because of inabil:y
to secure gravel and sand, as well
s delay in getting labor. Recently
hese difficulties have been overcome
.nd the work is now progressing as
sell as could be expected.
The building is costing over 131,000
md will bs fully equipped with all
he modern high school facilities.
The work Is in the hands of J. \V
Voods Contracting Company of Par;ersburg.
The plans which are
onsldered the best that could posibly
he described for a school of this
ize were drawn up by Architect C.
V. Bates ot Wheeling.
The work on the first story and the
knn K/ion nrflrHrallv Com
IttSCUICUl uao ux-vu g ...
ileted, and workmen are now turning
heir attention to the second story ot
he new building. The structure will
ie brick and will have concrete
loors throughout.
Superintendent Conley reported
his morning that the building wo4d
n all probabilities be complete and
eady for the opening of the school in
??. M
American Officers
Saw Start in Flanders
PARIS, Aug. 2.?A large group of
American staff officers are expected to
eturn to the American headquarters
oday from the Flanders front where
or some time they have been watching
Deration* in all departments preparaory
to tbe Franko-Britlsh offensive.
"his One With the I
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'V SwUvSRiflB^u^BR&BHNfi
;vr jjBflfjiliP'TWtfanto<3>
tuSoESwocc n?
ic difficulties of navigation south of
of the world. I
One New Case Was Taken
There Late Yesterday
/- Evening. l
one new case of poliomyelitis developed
in Monongah yesterday evening.
It was discovered by Dr. Peter
Noe, Jr., physician in charge of the
Traction Park hospital yesterday evening
after investigating four or five subno,-tori
oases. The child discovered to
have the malady yesterday eventng
was little Rose Audia, aged three years
and one month and the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Audia. The child was
taken to the hospital late yesterday
evening In a serious condition but is
now showing much improvement.
The third death from poliomyelitis
occurred yesterday afternoon at the
hospital, the victim being Thomas Talbott,
the six year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Talbott, of Middleton.
The child was brought to the hospital
yesterday morning by Dr. Noe in
a most serious condition, and lived
only a few hours after its removal.
The little boy bad been 111 for several
days but poliomyelitis was not discovered
because of severe attack of
pneumonia. Had Infantile paralysis
been recognized sooner and the patient
brought to the hospital for the Injection
of serum, it is the belief of the I
physicians that they could have saved
his life.
The body interred In the cemetery
at Monongah temporarily by Undertaker
Cunningham, but will later be
taken to the family plot In the Holy
Cross cemetery of Clarksburg.
Little Thomas Talbott Is the third
of a family of five children. He was
a bright little youngster and a favorite
with all who knew him. His death was
a shock to many friends in Monongah
where Mr. and Mrs. Talbott previously
lived, and where he had won friendship
with many older people.
Little Gypsy Boggess whose life was
saved early in the week by the injection
of serum is still continuing to improve.
There is little doubt that she
will recover.
At present there are fifteen patients
In the hospital and Dr. Noe reports
that all of them are getting along finei
ly. The little Talbott boy was the first
to die within the hospital.
Drv Amendment
Won't be Pressed
WASHINGTON, Aug. J.?National
prohibition by constitutional amendment
wns hung up in tho House today
by prohibition leaders themselves.
The resolution to submit the proposals
to the state, passed yesterday by
the Senate was put out of the pro|
gram for the present session and will
not come till the regular cession in
December. Efforts to reconfne the
Democratic caucus and revorse Its
decision to consider ortfy war legislation
were abandoned because it was
believed delaying action until the next
Bession will help the prohibition
1 cause.
letter Class of Big Q
5k._ '
and net to warm tonlakt. ]
Mr except for possible I
r Viewers. -{H
Weather Has Been
In Their Favor m
Thus Far
mssmjsui I
Korniloff Now Head of All
Russian Armies?Change
tn That Front. A ^
(By Associated Press) jl
AMSTERDAM, Aug.' 2?Emperof
William has called a war council of I
Lho high military and naval leaden
:o meet at Brussels, Belgium today,
Field Marshal von Hindenburg, chief
of the Imperial. general staff, flam
eral von Ludendorff the quartermafr ji?a
ter general, the German Crown Prince
commander of the German forces in *
the Champagne, Crown Prince Rupprecht
of Bavaria in command of tho
Belgian front, Grand Duke Albrecbt,
of Wartemburg and vice admiral Eduard
von t'appelle, minister of tbs fl
Imperial army and others will be pre*
LONDON", Aug. '2?British forces to- V J
day launched a counter attack against '3H
the German positions in Flanders. fen. " J
Sir Douglas Hnig reports that British
troops completely reestablished their
former line In neighborhood of JtoU'
lcrs Ypres railway, some territory in
which areas the Germans yesterday
had regained,
PETROGRAD, Aug. 2?General Alex
is A. Brusslloff, commander in ehlef 5
of the Russian army has resigned. / . S
General L. G, Korniloff, commander is I
nhinf nf Russian armies tn the south"
western front has been appointed gen
erajlssimo. General Tcheremlsoss,
commander of the Eighth army has
been appointed to succeed General
Komiloff on the southwest front.
Germany Is battling with a desperation
probably unpamllellod In the war
to hold her lines In Flandene against
the combined Anglo-French.
Notwithstanding the heavy handicap
which the atrocious weather has VfaH
Imposed on them, however, tha En- |
tente forces have mads good their
most Important gains and apparently
are only waiting clearing conditions * V?
to blast their way further Into the
Teutonic front.
While there may be some incline- ,'^vm
tlon on the part of lay critics to regard
with some misgiving the stress
laid on the had weather by the official
reports that Indicate a holdup of the
Allied advance, military observers at
the front apparently are in entire
agreement with the .seriousness of , 'JM
this handicap.
The Allies had established air en- -.0 |fl
! npriorit v and (he storm has prevented
observations altogether^ntainng inactivity
on the big guns that are relied ^ |j
on to blast a pass for the advancing
To the low visibility also baa been
attributed such sluccess as the Oer- ;. >|
mans were able to gain in their eoun< ,y|
ter attacks, the poor sighting condition
preventing the Entente gunners from
massing their Are effectively to break
up the enemy concentration.
Despite hard fighting in Flanders
the Germans are continuing their
pronounced activities on the French %
front. Paris reports two attacks on J > jj
the French lines east and southeast 'jgS
of Rheims and assaults in the Avo- : .
court wood section in the Verdun region
and In the Apremount forest f ;
southeast of St. ASQilel.
All these were fruitless for the
Some Important movement ll apparently
under way on the Russian
northern front which has been holding
entirely firm while the southern
end of the line was falling back. Now j . i
however, the Russians are reported
to have evacuated the Uakull bridge
head, fifteen miles southeast of Rig*, ^
the Germans marching Into the evisouated
positions. The exact slghflranre
of this development Is yet to ' '.j/i
g - B ;r<''mBB
hMCI^un iiiimw.
PARIS, Aug. 2?Rear Admiral LaCaze,
minister of marines In ths
French cabinet, today handed his IW> ,
lgnation to Premier Eibot. ' .J

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