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| Dally Average A L|| I July 19.17 .. j 7vj A Quality Newspaper for the I M l' ESTABLISHED 1868. ruiNoi i Vlinin i | illci WATER DESPITE hub i Serious Outbreak of Ty ? phoid Fever at Dakota Mine. ? 1 HUB HE WE! People Persist in Using the Water in Spite of the Authorities. t I Members of the state health board who are spending some time in this I county investigating the infantile parI alysis situation and health conditions generally report the existence of an epidemic of typhoid fever at Dakota j Mines a few miles down ihe river, where some fourteen or fifteen cases of typhoid fever are said to exist. County officials have so iar failed to cope with the situation and officials * of the Jamison Coal company, which company owns the Dakota mines, aski ed that the state health authorities take the situation in hand. i Analysis of the water of several ^ springs used by the residents in thac ^ I thorn fr* hf? milling 10WI1 U?IO Duunru J impure and the springs have been ; closed and the residents forbidden to !use water from them. j In spite of the warning and the fact that the springs were boarded up manypeople persist in using the springs for f their drinking water. Several cases of the disease have been traced to a woman who keeps a boarding house at Dakota mines who i was herself a victim of the disease. The woman failed to consult a physician and kept on her feet serving meals to her boarders several of whom developed the disease also. Dr. Harold B. Wood, of the state health department, is spending today I , a-: Dakota mines. The officials of the * . Jamison company are co-operating with county and state health officials lr, every way possible and will spare no trouble or expense to bring about a better condition at the down river hamlet. Dr. W. H. Weirich, of the state health department, spent Saturday looking into a whooping cough epidemic in and near Shinnston. There are said to be a large number of cases of the disease in that section of the state. Ull ADMITS CMjEHUP Ambassador Kuehlmann Sue I , ceeds Foreign Minister !* \ ... Zimmerman. . ' Mi (By Associated Press) 4ERUN, Aug. 6?Official announcei Kent was made today that five ministers of state Including Foreign Secretary Zimmerman and four secretaries of state including Finance Minister Lentze and Interior Minister Von Loebell had resigned their offices. Dr. Richard Von Kuehlmann the German ambassador to Turkey has been appointed secretary for foreign affairs in succession to Dr. Zimmerman. [ KERENSKY READY FIR AJIEW EFFORT Constitutional Democrats Agree to Work With Him > for Russia. PETROGRAD, Aug. 6. ?M. Kerensky's cabinet is practically complete. Tbe Constitutional Democrats have agreed to participate and tbe list of members who will form the new ministry has been agreed on. However, as regards several members the choice M - was not definite as the candidates are absent from Petrograd. Alexander F. Kerensky becomes rPremier and minister or war and ma* | rlne in the new cabinet iri MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. WILL PI ?*> IA iimmi IKM in MAY NEVER HAVE thus Patient Reached the Hospital Before That Stage Developed. SERUM IS INJECTED I Toys Arrive at Hospital and the Little Patients are I I Happy. / Yesterday a case, ot infantile para lysis was admitted to the Traction Park hospital before the onset of noi-nloeie and If la hnnofl that this yill III J OIJ, <b ? KJ 11U f WV? v?<uv >..... little victim, will be spared paralysis entrely. Serum was administered at once, and Dr. Noe said this morning that the little patient Is responding to the treatment in a way that is most encouraging. This patient is Paul Adamovich. aged three years and six months, ot Monongah. Another case, also admitted Sunday, Is Mary Riggi, three years old. of Water street, Monongah. There are now IS patients in ihe hospital and all are doing well. The toys brought with the money donated by Senator Watson have arrived and the little folks, in spite of their ill ness, are having a fine time. Yesterday Drs. Reidy, the local health officer, Weirlch, of the State Health Department, and Noe, the physician in charge of the hospital made a house to house canvas of East Monongah to find out, if possible, if there was any truth in the rumor that cases of the Infection were . being concealed there. They found two suspected cases, which will be kept under observation, and that is all. Middleton Just beyond Monongah was also visited and canvassed with the assistance ot Dr. Barr, the Middleton physician. No cases were found there, but the children of the town were found crowded around the station and the pafents were notified that this must not be permitted. The situation is very satisfactory from every angle and it is getting better every day in spite of the occasion al new cases. From the very first Dr. Noe has had splendid cooperation from the Consolidation Coal company's physician and now the foreign population of the district is beginning! to see the object and value of the work he has> undertaken and is giving aid in many ways. GERMANSCQNTiNUE USELESS CHARGES Two Made Last Night Resulted Onlv in German Casualties. I (By Associated Press) Yesterday's tremendous cannonade on the Flanders front was followed last night by two Gorman attempts to shake the British from their hold on important sections of newly won j ground. Neither of these met with j any success whatever. ! London reports the first allack was j launched in the Hollebeke region. The j Germans did not even succeed here in reaching the British lines. Later the Germans again laid down a barrage at Westhoek and the infantry tried to push in under its cover. They met with no more success however than they did at Holledeck. On the French front aside from the Flanders area there was considerable activity on the part of Germans. They made attacks in the region of Bot ille at Avocourt wood and in Alsace the French guns were able to cope vith the situation in each case, Paris annonnces. This Colored Gent In Serious Trouble The Department of Justice has written to City Clerk Albert Kehn concerning the registration of Edward Chaplin, colored, who claims that he registered in Fairmont on June fifth. City Clerk Kern has investigated and found that there was no man by this name registered In Fairmont. Chaplin claims that he left his registration, card In the hands of Fred Jenkins with whom he Is employed. iat Series of Beau, * " W( * northern W FAIRMONT, WEST1 LUNGEl BEAUTY'S EY LAW AG All **^gj^T~~ JKBBmm : 'jnvMflHni|ncd BmEI ' Bg B|^M< Above. In two c^imn picture, Mrs. "Jack" Be Saulles, slayer of her husband in a dispute over their child. Below, reading downward, Evelyn Nesbit, Nan Patterson, Mrs. Gertrude Gibson Patterson, and Madame Caillaux, other beautiful women whose eyes have conquered murder juries. Tax Delinquents Reported to Board Commissioner of Finance J. tValter Barnes submitted the personal property and real estate delinquent lists to the Board ot Affairs this morning. Mr. Barnes reported that this year the personal properly delinquent list was something like $3,000. Last year the delinquent list tor personal property reached the $5,000 nark. fy Articles Will Ini i *"' *HR est Virginia's Greatest News] VIRGINIA. MONDAY EVE NTOl ES AGAINST EaS > ' ^hh^H^^^hhb W Famous Chilean Heiress to Face Trial for Killing Football Star. NEW YORK, August 6.?The old, tense duel between a beautiful woman's eyes and "twelve good men and true" will be fought out again when Mrs. "Jack" De Saulles faces the jury in her trial for the murder of her husband at Westbury, L. I., August 3. But this silent contest of glances between the handsome Chilean woman who as Bianca Errazuriz-Vergara won international fame as the richest and most beautiful heiress of South-Amerca, and an American murder trial jury, will be more dramatic than any in American court annals, except perhaps the Thaw case scenes iu which Evelyn Nesbit battled under the cross-examination of the merciless Jerome. For Evelyn Nesbit's life was not at stake. Mrs. De Saulles' life is. In the presence of witnesses she shot the famous Yale quarter-backcaptain .former United States minisi TTriiciniv and socially Dromi nent,. at his summer home In a frenzy of desperation when he refused to let her take their son with her. Expert criminologists have always attributed Harry Thaw's escape from the electric-chair more to Evelyn Nesbit's dramatic revelation of her life story than to the technical defense of emotional insanity. The beautiful woman won. This is the almost unfailing record of murder trial history. Three juries failed to convict Nan Patterson, whose feminine charms had won her a place in the original Floradora sextet, of the murder of Caesar Young, a New York bookmaker. When Mrs. Gertrude Gibson Pattersoh killed her consumptive husband at Denver the odds were all against her. The rich man upon whose assistance she relied was slow in coming forward. But within two months she was freed by the first upon which she turned the battery of her glances, and a Chicago lawyer, brother of the murdered man, said: "in my opinion the verdict means that a pretty woman can commit murder and get away with it. I know from my practice that conviction of a woman criminal is almost impossible." Madame Caillaux, wife of the French minister of finance, frankly admitted her guilt in the slaying of Gaston Calmette .editor of the Paris Firaeo. and gave her reasons. The French court, not less gallant than American juries, freed her. How far may a woman go to keep her child? That is the question Mrs. He Saulles' eyes will ask of the jury. Ruined honor was Evelyn Nesbit's weapon. Protecting her husband was Madame Caillaux's trump card. H Mrs. John L.Jones Dies This Afternoon Mrs. John L. Jones aged 82, a highly respected woman of this community died today at noon at the homo of her son Thomas IC. Jones at 408 Gaston avenue after a lingering illness with hardening of tbe arteries end other complications. Mrs. Jones had been in declining health since May 16 or this > ear. She resided the greater part of her life on Davis Ridge but since the death of ber husband In 1912 she had spent the greater part of the time In this city with her son. She lias a consistent member of the Vethodibt Episcopal church oa Davis Ridge end was well and favorably known ir that community. The bod> was prepared for burial by undertaker E. Musgravc and son. No funeia! arrangements have been made at this time. terest Every Worm ? ?~? mints taper NING, AUGUST 6,1917. )RLDW SENATE m Bill Ml1 BIIUDW Reported to the Senate This Mornin? by Chairman Simmons. i i DEBATE BEMUEK: Is the Largest Tax Budget ' in the History of the i American People. WASHINGTON, Aug. G.-The war tax bill finally revised ' to meet latest estimates was favorably reported today by the Senate finance commission, it proposes to raise $2,005,970,000 by taxation. The revised bill proposed $1,876,000 dollars in new taxes. No provisions for additional bonds to be considered later by the House are made in the Senate bill. Chairman Simmons nlans fn rail nn the revised bill for debate the latter part of the week and hopes for its final enactment by congress early next month. Most of the new taxes proposed under the revised bill for war expenses for the present fiscal year would come from incomes war expense profits, liquor and tobacco taxes. The majority report was submitted by Chairman Simmons, who explained that the commitee's revision of the House bill was on the principle of raising revenues with the least burden upon the public. A substitute report with a substitute bill is expected from Senator LaFollette; Senators Gore and Thomas also plan a separate report. Senator Simmons' report that a flexible scientific war tax superstructure had ben constructed by the Senate Committee for the imposition of war taxes?the largest tax budget in American history?as well as for future tax increases declared probable. Income, war profits, liquor and tobacco tax increases, the majority report pointed out, form the nucleus of the revised bill. In a general statement for the committee, Senator Simmons said: "It has at all stages acted with a keen sense of the extreme importance of its action in its effect nnnn the country and the successful prosecution of the war. Nor was it unmindful that those who will have to pay these exactions will also have to furnish the larger part of the money to purchase the bonds for expenditures not provided for by taxation and also as we may be called upon to loan to foreign governments engaged with us in war against Germany. "Your committee was profoundly impressed with the expediency and necesity of broadening and developing and developing our system of special taxation so as to present a scientific scheme, logically constructed; to provide a superstructure sufficiently strong and flexible to meet not only our present but our future war needs, and so adjusted as to distribute equitably the necessary burdens of taxation and safeguard the activities of the nation by imposing no tax which would not leave the tax payer a reasonably compensatory return from his investment. "The basis of the system proposed i i by your committee is the income and war profits taxes, internal revenue taxes upon whisky and tobacco, and certain moderate subsidiary Wvies in the nature of excise taxes. The system presented Is in form much the i same as that in the House, but it has, 1 it is believed, been systematized, co- 1 ordinated and made more consistent. "As the result of these changes it is estimated that about two-thirds of the additional revenue expected will i come from the income and war profits : taxes. In fixing the rates upon in- 1 comes and excess profits your com- ] mlttee kept constantly in mind the < fact that the amount of revenue derived from these sources would de- ( pend upon the prosperity and activity of business, and that to impose i taxes which would tend to discourage | enterprise and dampen these activities would tend to defeat the legislative purpose. Moreover, it thought that if the rates upon incomes and excess profits were fixed at the highest level there might be but little margin left for further Increases in rates." The report defends the elimination " lt-J T -/-.of eiu.Jl<vna U1 ine BU-UttilCU UCUiuuk DUI-IUACO v/u Incomes of over 40,000 added In the Houee, designed to raise $66,000,000, as follows: "In view of the fact that In addition to the large Increase In the normal tax and surtaxes upon Incomes, the bill provides for a largd Increase In the war prollflte tax of corporations and partnerships and Includes individuals In the scope of that tax, and in view of the probability that it (Continued on page 8) in In Fairmont~Thi tit rcloud TODAY'S NEWS TODAY iTHI! [WO MORE WANT 10 DRIVE FOR RED CROSS Four Applications For Post in France Have Been Made Here. Am a recruiting station the Falrnont Red Cross Is a great success, hast Wednesday there was printed in The West Virginian a little story ;o the effect that the Red Cross needid truck drivers and mechanics for wrvice in France and that applicailons for the jobs would be received it the local Red Cross headquarters in the City building. At the time the Red Cross was temporarily dispossessed as the local draft board was using the rooms. Bright and early Saturday morning, the day the ladies got back, two men offered themselves for these jobs and Ihis morning two more appeared. Today's volunteers are C. R. Hunter, of 320 Gaston avenue, and Jack IV. Heintnelman, of 830 Gaston avenue. The applications have been forwarded to the Red Cross headquarters. CITY TO BUY 1,200 MORE WATER METERS Order to That Effect Entered by Board of Affairs Today. Water Commissioner Ira Smith this morning put before the Board of Affairs the proposition of adding 1,200 more meters to the Fairmont water lines. During the hot summer months it is an almost Impossible task to Impress upon the minds pf a large number of Fairmont people the necessity of economy in the use of water. The Board of Affairs believes that with most of the water metered, the big burden of encouraging water economy will be disposed of. Vfv Cmith Ihia mnpnlnc rgirofvorl I permission from the Board of Affairs to confer with the Commissioner of Finance, J. Walter Barnes and make the necessary provision of the meters. WILL INVESTIGATE GARBAGE DISPOSAL! I Dr. Ramage Gets PermisI J T X. T ' sron 10 investigate incineration Specifications. The Board of Affairs this morning granted City Health Officer Cheeney JI. Ramage permission to take definite steps toward purchasing an incinerator for the City of Fairmont in which all the city's garbago win be burned. It is the plan of the Health Officer to confer with a representative of a company making Incinerators just as soon as possible and to then recommend to the Board of Affairs that immediate action be taken toward a purchase. Dr. Ramage reports that an incinerator sufficient to handle all the city's garbage will cost about $5,000. Many of the cities in other parts of the state now have them In operation and in every instance they are provnga decided success. The $5,000 in elnerator will Dave a capacity 01 several thousand tons, sufficient to care for the city for over ten years. The incinerator is absolutely odor-J less and no fuel is needed in Its operation. In some places cities have placed their incinerators just on the outsde of school houses, as there is positively no odor coming from their j operation. City Hall Notes Many calls are received at the police station each day from different sections of the city asking that their garbage be hauled away. Mayor Bowen 1b urging the boaru ui nunmi to dispose of this Inconvenience by immediately brdering another truck for garbage collection and putting It into service. At the regular weekly meeting of the Board of Affairs this morning a building permit was granted to Hugh J W. Scott to construct a building on i Columbia street. W. H. Knight was granted permission to build a residence costing about $850 on Palatine avenue. The Standard Garage through C. M. Ritchie, was granted permission to Install a gasoline pump on Madison str^t. >.y Start Next We< THE WEATHER. >T .<9 r tonight; Tuesday partly I??! PR TCE THREE CENTS I 5 WEEK fill ?is I SWUNG BACK IK 1 II REPUBLIC | Germans Are Plannfnf to jl Get Out of the Country. THEY 11G0 ID JAVA j Acting President Will Take Decisive Action Against Disturbers. (By Associated Press) PEKING, Thursday, Aug. S (delayed.)?Acting President Feng Koo- /,;? Chang, today approved the unanimous decision reached at a special meeting ,1 o( the Chineso cabinet to declare wa$ on Germany and Austria-Hungary. The ministers of the Entente powers jj| probably will meet at the Chinese foreign office Saturday to dlscuse the Chinese declaration of war which is expected to bo Issued next week. Prominent Germans In Peking are conferring with the Dutch minister to . jS China with the object of making ar- | rnngements to go to Java. The Spanish minister will probably take over the interests of AuBtra-Hun- '' 3 gary. '-V.al Premier Tuan Chi Jul and hla political followers Insist that Feng Koo Chang as vice president automatically became president when Li Yuan Hung m M declined to resume office. . Parliamentarians are assembling at Canton and are preparing to organtza jv a military government with the sanction of parliament and to elect a prestActing President Feng Koo Chang has asked for liberal appropriations to ^ ' be used in suppressing the southern fl military element. .<- ' ' nuns ACT1 I input I Two Men Were Killed and Two Injured in Oklaho- , ^ | ma Last Night. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Aufl. The center of the uprising of armed m bands of objectors to the selective draft which for nearly a week haa spread terror through four central * '3 southern Oklahoma line counties >^3| changed today from Seminole county to Hughes county, where two men were killed and two were injured last Shortly after midnight Ed Balock. , .*9 an objector was shot to death near t ; Holdcnvilte, two members of tpe s J posse which his band encountered S were wounded. Later J. F. Moose, d of Okemah. was shot end killed as he drove a motor car toward Holdenzille. He apparently was unaware ,. = of conditions that had resulted in a cordon of armed citizens being thrown around the town. He was killed when he did not heed or hear . ja an order to stop. Jack Paige had been carried off by the raslsters and a '' heavy reinforcement of posse men started to his rescue. It developed that Paige had not been captured and it was expected that the posse which f' g went to his aid wOUld Ctt|)lUr8 U1U? . More than 200 members of the Tarlous bands mostly of the poor tenant H farmer class with a number of negroes and a few Indians had been placed under arrest today and It wag annoonoed that with the exception of two bands one comparatively small It Was believed the section had been cleared I or the organization of the male oosr New York Harbor 1 j?B U-Boat Net Closed New York. Aug. 6.?A report that a l'-both had been sighted near the trans Atlantic lane off this port cans- . ed the War Department authorities : to close the gate In the net protecting , , tjg the harbor mouth here at one o'clock' ' , ? this morning. The gate opened again . WANTED |?| Laborers?Apply at . A OWENS BOTTLE i MACHINE CO.