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A Quality Newspaper for thi
' inns
Berry Pickers Sought Shel
> r- ter From Storm Under
a Tree.
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ureea oumsuurv anu aw*
Daughters Were the
Creed Stansbury, a well knowi
farmeMlving near Hopewell, and hli
daughter, Dorothy, aged about ter
years, were rendered unconscious a
2:30 o'clock yesterdayafternoon wher
J while sitting under a shade tree ai
Smithtown, the tree was struck by t
bolt of lightning.
I Mr. Stansbury and his two daugh
|j ters, Dorothy and Gall, went early yes
terday afternoon to blackberry patcl
near Smithtown. After picking sev
. eral berries in the heat of the after
noon, they sat down under a near bj
tree to seek shelter from a thundei
storm approaching . During the Btorn
fi. bolt struck some where in the vicln
lty rendering Mr. Stansbury and hi:
younger daughter, Dorothy, uncon
| sclous. Gall Stansbury, the eldei
daughter, escaped with only a feu
small burns as she had left the sheltei
of the tree when the rain abated and
was a little distance away at the time
Immediately after the injury, the
older daughter ran to a near by house
Tor aid and later J.Jr. j. a. uranam, 01
Fairmont, was called to the scene. The
f father was painfully burnt about the
side and the younger daughter was un
conscious until six o'clock in the even
Today they are at their home in
Hopewell recovering from the burns
They are not in a dangerous condition
It is a mystery to all who have visit
ed the scene just how the lightning
struck. There are no marks on the
tree or on the ground about the tree.
^ i Experts Will be Able to Tesl
Quality of Local
A thoroughly modern and well equii
ped laboratory in which the chemist!
Jf ? ?1, ?
uua cApci L uicu ui me Luiujiauj
will be installed has been establishec
by the Monongahela Valley Tractioi
Company, for Its Gas Department
Annoupncement of the new laboratory
was made this morning following the
receipt of some of the instruments
I and equippment, among which were
a calorimeter and a gas machine. The
former is a very delicate instrument
which measures the heating value ol
the gas, the gas machine determines
jits contents.
\ The idea of establishing a separate
laboratory for the gas department has
been under consideration for some
time, it being recognized that the
highest degree of efficiency in gas production
and distribution necessitated
such an equipment.
With the laboratory in operation
which it will be in a very short time,
and with the new wells and improve
, f ments in pipe lines that have beer
I / made this summer, Fairmont should
\ have the best gas supply in the state
^ * this coming winter.
Light Frost Visits
Minnesota Town
BRAINDED, Minn., Aug. 3.?The
Government thermometer registered
84 degrees early today and light
frosts were reported from neighbor
lng points.
:v- Country Near Athens
In a State of Siege
By Associated Press)
LONDON, Aug 3?A state of siege
has been declared in the whole Greek
V department of Attica Including Athens
g and Plareus, according to a dispatch
from Athens to the Exrhnneo Tpip.
graph company.
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1 Harry C. Gilbert of Washing!".. j/. ""
1 C., the first man in the United Str4os da
i to be accepted for the great conscript coi
t army. wi
! me nik welt i
a j try
; None of Them in Serious I a
Condition, Dr. Noc Said i "i
' Today. let
There is one new case of poliomyeli- is
s tis in Monongah. This case was (lis- 1
i covered late yesterday evening by Dr Sci
: Noe and the Monongah physicians. J
i The patient is little Irene Olivero, aged Sei
i eight months, residing at . 220 Walnut 1
street. Tho case was soon examined nui
and found to be a pronounced case of I
anterior poliomyelitis, the little victim Sei
i being affected in the chest. Immedi-f (
. ately she was taken to the children's i for
. hospital where today she is resting ex-' api
. ceedingly well. su(
The case yesterday makes sixteen of
i now in the hospital. There have been ya
three deaths. With the former case in inn
Fairmont and the case at Annabelle fav
there have been in all twenty-one for
cases within the county. t
Dr. Noe was in Fairmont this morn- the
ing supplying his hospital with drugs, nni
He reports that ail of the children now cm
I in the hospital are resting well and oil
' that none of them is in a Forious con-1
dition. I
Dr. Noe is the only physician now ( fl
at the hospital, the state health repre-1 I.
sentative, Dr. C. R. Weirich, having J (]
1 been called Into the medical service
for the government.
The West Virginian will print a list
of the several donations that have been
received at the hospital. Dr. Noe re1
ports that neighbors living about Traction
park and business men in Mononj
gah have been very generous about g(
j contributing vegetables, fruit and othr
er eatables to the patients.
; Would be Wreckers
; Are Rather Young cl;
' bci
* To*n lifivo rvara nrrnctnrl of JTfiJrvlaur
t yesterday^ by Deputy SlitrifC Sleek mc
C and Probation Officer Musgrove ^0l
i charged with placing obstructions on lro
the track of the M. V. T. Company ?,r
i at that place. The boys. Patsy '0I
i Weir and Orrin Boor, were both under dia
t ten years of age, and it is probable on1
i that their actions were due to thought- ot
- lessness or idle curiosity to see what 1
I would happen, rather than to a mall- set
cious desire to do damage. Ta
The boys were to have been brought ilti
, before Justice Musgrove this after- lis,
noon at 1 o'clock but for some reason wh
i they did not appear at that time and ahi
I the hearing was continued to a later |
hour this afternoon. lis
Italian Air Planes ?"
Bomb Pola Arsenal
(By Associated Press) n|(
i ROME, Aug. 3.?Large squadrons of ra
f Italian aeroplanes yesterday effective- w|,
: ly bombed the arsenal and military so]
works of Pola, the chief naval station eh;
of Austro-Hungary on the Adriatic, tin
according to official statement made
today by the Italian War department, cui
M tci
i Eight American
Naval Gunners Lost
LONDON, Aug. 3.?Eight naval gun- t0
nera were lost when the American dii
fanlr stnnmop Moniome irna aunlr hv I he
Ia submarines. Sixteen members of I foi
the crew also perished. I bo
The Deacon's Pegasus
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o Trouble Anticipated ir
Filling the Fairmont
s Soon as the Records Art
Completed They Will
be Considered,
The work of examining the loca
ys who have been summoned foi
a selective draft was completed to
y and results show that the boan
trducted its work in every detai
thout any difficulty. Thesummarj
the examinations show thai the Fair
mt boys are very high up in the aver
e of the country ro far as phvsica
idition is concerned .
The list of applicants for exempt ioi
es not exceed what was expected 1>>
i board, and it is probable that Fair
int will furnish her quota with as lit
difficulty as any city in lire coun
I'he board has found it necessary tc
,rk four men "physically fit for mil
ry service" without examination
ese men have suffered this peualtj
be imposed upon them by their own
ions of not having appeared for the
ts at the time required by the board
The list of men who failed io appear
as follows:
ienjamin Jones, General Delivery;
rial number 1148.
roseph C'urley, 709 Walnut Ave.;
ial number 1613.
Tomer Parks, 631 Monroe St.-; Serial
liber 530.
eioyd Levsoner, R. P. D. No. 1;
rial number 1117.
"aptain White expressed his regret
the fact that these men failed tc
rear and that they will be forced to
fer the penally of the department
war . However he stated that he
s very much pleased that the exam'
tlons were conducted under such
orable conditions without any inter
\s soon as the records are completed
i individual cases will be considered
t the list of th'se who will be ex
pted because of dependents or for
ler reasons will be announced.
iven of Them on Witness
Stand in Musgrave's
Seven boys, ranging in age from
;ht to sixteen years, were brought
fore Justice M R. Musgrave this
irning charged with stealing brass
xiB, spiggots and llgnt nxtures
in the house o[ Sam Polino on Pike
eet. The house has been vacant
1 some time and recently the owner
covered that the house hail been
lered and brass goods to the value
about $14 taken.
nvestigatlon led to the arrest of
ren boys of that neighborhood, Sam
tasco, Willis Tatasco, Kenneth Ham'
m. Thomas Robinson, William Rel
, Bill Keyser and Abraham Rellis,
0 had been accustomed to playing
DUt the house.
Sam Tatasco and his brother, Wit
, were the first arrested charged
th the theft but ..hey denied any
owledge of the affair, saying hower,
that they had seen some other
)'s in the house . This led to the ar
it of the other five and this morning
s entire seven were lined up and took
1 witness :. and . All of the boys de
id having been In the house since it
,s vacated and the junk dealer, to
10m it was said the goods had been
id, asserted mat u? uau uui jiur
ased any brass goods from any 01
it last one of the boys who was ac
?ed of the stealing, Kenneth Hamili,
age 9, was put on the stand and
itified that while passing the house
his way to the store he had seen
ir boys running up the stairway in
a house with two wrenches and a
ew driver.
As there was not sufficient evidence
warrant holding the boys they were
imlssed and warrants will probably
Issued this evening for the other
ir who are said to have been In the
use with the monkey-wrenches.
Is Champing on tl
7est Virginia's Greatest Nemp
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" ?| WTSCHAtre*
fk V
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j The battle line of what promises tc
j covers about twenty miles, about <
' I British, the former holding that portit
' , Bossinghe and the British tho southci
I frontier.
1 In those two sectors lie all the tei
allied forces. This region has been i
tho beginning of the war, three yeari
practically impregnable. Its posse:
they lose it they will lose also Zeeb
work, and the subsea war on comme:
Have Danced
| Their Way Out
of U. S. Army
(By Associated Press)
| PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3.?"Tango
I toes" thought to have been caused
i _ by excessive dautiog is a prevail ,
ing tic feet'found among young men
presenting themselves for exainin
atlon for the new draft army In the
litli district of Pittsburgh, which
comprised the fashionable Squirrel
Hill district.
Costs $7.60 to be Caught in
This Tax Drag
Officers began today the work of
rounding up the violators of the law
rgarding the placing of liense tags
> 011 automobiles and the two Justices,
Musgrove and Conaway, were kept
busy hearing the cases and imposing
Despite the fact that the tags were
, due the first of July and the owners
of cars have been given over thirty
! days of grace there are still a great
. many who have failed to get the new
license tags and these are being
i sought out by the authorities and will
be prosecuted.
Early in the afternoon about ten
. violations had come to the attention
of the two Justices. One of these was
' tried before Justice Musgrove and a
fine Imposed, which with the costs
amounted to $8.60. The others will
probably be given hearings later In
the afternoon and more are being
: constantly brought in by the officers.
Tno drivers are warned to keep
their cars off the streets if they have
not two 1918 tags for each year a6
the law requires, and the payment of
a fine does not right the matter as
each appearance of the car on the
street thereafter constitutes another
offense. Placards on machines statat
? a. ? lionnan lian Viaan annltnrl
lllg lllfcl.1 a UbCUDO uao i/uvu
frr will not be considered for every
one has bad ample time to get the
| license itself from the state tax commlceloner.
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Increase Scope of
Officer Training
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3. ? An Increase
of 30 per cent. In the number
of candidates to be admitted to the
i second officers' reserve training camp
| opening August 27 has been ordered
. by the War department. Sixteen thoui
sand were to have heen admitted , The
number has been railed to 24,800.
ie Bit Again. Read T
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UGUST 3,1917.
(W? I
#rculers I
lHoue#E"E #ST
1 SSaagft
) be the gOreatest fighting of the war
squally divided between the French and
>n from Dixmude to the vicinity of
rn section, extending to the Belgian
1 towns and villages captured by the
jccupicd by the Germans almost from
s ago. It was regarded by them as
ssion Is vital to the Germans, lor if
rugge, their chief hase for submarine
rce would bo seriously crippled.
Germans are Shelling Positions
British Took From
AND BELGIUM, Aug. 3.?Artillery
duels of considerable intensity con
tinned last nlghmt along me Dame
front In flanders, but generally speaking
the German guns were less active
today and the situation is unchanged.
At daybreak the Germans concentrated
heavy gun fire on the newly
accquired British position In the aera
south of the Ypres-menin road and
have hoen actively shelling these defenses
since that time. During the
night the enemy launched counter attack
011 small part of the front held
by Australians and New Zealnnd
troops In tho Hollebeke-La Bassee
Villa line but were forced to retire
by British artillery which poured
deadly fire into the German ranks.
Appeal Boards to
Meet at Capital
W. M. Rogers, of this city, president
of the State Federation of Labor, ana
members of the Draft Appeal board for
the northern district of AVest Virginia,
has received a telegram from Governor
Cornwell summoning him to a meeting
of the members of the two appeal
boards in the state which will be held
at the Federal court building in
Charleston next wonuay.
It Is the plan to bare the boards at
that meeting co-ordinate and render
uniform the execution of the selective
service law , Mr. Rogers will leave
here Sunday night on the interurban
and take the train at Clarksburg.
Today Colonel Wallace notified the
West Virginian that the meeting of
the northern district board which was
scheduled to be held at Clarksburg
Monday has been postponed in order
to permit the members to attend the
joint meeting at Charleston.
Grenades Again
Cause Trouble
(By Associated Pressl
CAMP IN FRANCE. Aug. 3.?American
Interpreters and a lieutenant were
slightly wounded and a French instructor
was bruised when a live grenade
fell near a box of grenades during
Four Killed When
Car Hits Auto
(By Associated Press)
DETROIT, Aug. 3.-Two men and
two women were killed early today In
a collision between an Interurban car
and an auto on the eastern outskirts of
the city According to the motorman
of the Interurban car, the car was backed
up on the track from behind a store
> which obstructed the view of the rails.
oday's Sympathetic j
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L1 L ' Warn
dv onniAi 10
Belgian Secretary c
cialist Conference
presentative of
Chancellor Michaelis Tells Ge
Over Their Nervousness
opments Might Bring ]
(Bv Assocla
LONDON, Aug. 3?Camille
retary of the International S
terview today with a corres}
paper Hambelsblad, declare!
Hiinnrarv warp nn flip vprtrp i
ing, according to a dispatch i
change Telegraph.
Austrians Tak
VIENNA via Amsterdam,
troops have entered Czernow
land of Buckowina.
Battle Bulletins
LONDON, Aug. 3?British troops,
according to the official statement issued
today by the British war department,
already have regained part of
the ground they lost when the Germans
penetrated the British front
line trenches on infantry hill to the
east of Monchy le Preux last night.
Monehy le Preux is on the Arras bat
tie front In France. It Is about 2 1-2
miles south of the Arras Douai railroad.
PARIS, Aug. 3?Troops of the German
Crown Prince after an intense
artillery bombardment delivered sev
eral attacks against the French positions
near Cerney In the Alsne region
along a front of about 1500 yards, the
French official statement Isued today
says that all attacks were repulsed.
On the Belgian front the had weather
PETROGRAD, Aug. 3?Kinpolung In
southern Bukowina has been evacu*
ated by the Russians the war office
says today. The Russians are now
engaged with Austro German forces
on the river Bystritza. Between the
Dneister and the Pruth the Russian re
tirement Is continuing. Russian fore
es in the southeast of Gallcia. the official
statement says after battle with
the Austro Germans retired across
the river Zbrocz at Its confluence
with the river Dneister.
Took Life Rather Than Face
Exposure Threatened
* by Draft.
(By Associated Press)
TOLEDO, Aug. 3.?Authorities believe
army draft examinations, just beginning
here, were the cause of the
suicide of Dr. Samuel Ackennan whose
body was discovered by the undertaker
to be tbatof a woman.
Detectives investigating the conscription
registration records found
that Dr. Ackerman, 28, within conscript
age, failed to register. Arrest and the
physician'! examination would have
revealed the sex secret maintained for
many years. The body was found floating
in the Maumce river yesterday. I
The authorities have ascertained;
that several years ago even then pos
ing as a man Ackennan married. The
wife soen obtained divorce.
Hngle in Evening Chi
-2ua-j ; 1
r tonight and Saturday,
iier Saturday.
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>f International SoTold
This to Rea
Dutch Paper
in mmJ
rman People They Must Get 6
As Unexpected DevelPeace
at any Moment.
tod Press.)
i Huysmans, the Belgian secocialist
conference in an injondent
of the DutcTi newsi
that Russia and Austria
)f coming to an understand- |
:rom Copenhagen to the E?.
e Czernowitz.
Aug. 3?Austro Hungariar. .? I
itz the capital of the
COPENHAGEN. Aug. 3.?According
to a published account of a c vnversa- 3
tion lu Dresden, Chancellor Klchealis
said that while he was ready to accept
any opportunity given to him to M
cure an honorable peace, th j requirement
of the hour for GeiwatiS waa
to alay any manifestation of a nor
vousness anil prove to their opponent* v
that German's might was un.veaken
ed. Germany's opponents, he said
had been greatly encouraged by tha V;
exhibition of nerves In the latest
inner crisis and the German longing <
for peace which was interpreted | : ;
abroad as a sign of the weakening of 1 i
German people. Peace would be
Viocnnlit win nnnvnw Vtii onnli i titnAB ail .?> 'o
MJi/ufeui ti w uuoi ci 17 y ouv.il 1111115*71 ou ' ~1
dine that tho Government would coil* g
tinuo its efforts for peace but would
avoid earlier mistakes. Chancellor
Mlchaclis Indicated that prospects for
a speedy peace were not high, but
unexpected developments might at ~. -v|9
any moment bring the question to ft
head, and produce results,
visiimiiis I
Will Select Source of Material
for Coal Run
Commissioner A. L. Lehman, Engineer
Miller and three represent* ? -3
tives of the John F. Casey Company
of Pittsburgh spent the day in and ii
about Fairmont looking over stona
quarries where stone may be molt
economically secured for the construe
tion of the South Side and Monong* $?8
hela river bridges. The three men |
from the John F. Casey company that
are here are: Ottomar Stange, J. H.
uaso <iiiu ivir. jDiuuxe,y.
After aa itvestlgatlon of the Stone ' ;!&
and gravel In an dahout Kairmot by |
experts in this line several weeks ago
it was learned that the local materl*
al was of the very best quality and
that enough of the two materials
could be secured for the constructldn : W$Sm
of both bridges.
Several excellent stone quarries are
in view and before the day is over ;
it Is probable that the exact location
of the quarry that will furnish the j |
larger part of the stone for the two , . ,j4?
constructions will have been deterThere
has been no meeting of the
city Board of Affairs today. The com :
misflioners have been giving all of the .9
time to the planning of the city improvements
in the r individual doWANTED
Laborers?Apply at : i
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