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American cavalrymen are here
have roped and thrown. Wild wes
the "American zone" hut they nevci
rnnn run innm
Mi Til
More Men Who Were Ex-J
empted Are Likely To
Board "Warns Against
Claims That Are Not Well
That a number of those who were
trained discharges during (he week
j by the local draft board No. 1 for the
City of Fairmont will be In Fairmont's '
army quota and that In the future '
only the very best causes will secure .
( exemptions was made evident this
/ i morning at a meeting of the board
when four discharges were revoked.
The discharges that were revoked
,, this morning were on the ground that
"f the dependent with the regular enlist- !
ment pay would be able to support :
\ themselves
Of the four that were revoked this
morning two of the dependents Mrs.
H Fay Martin Donham and Mrs. Alice
Nay have other substantial and available
, The board reported this morning 1
that the other discharges that have
been granted are being Investigated,
much additional information is being
obtained and that it is very probable
that several additional discbarges will
' be revoked within the next few days.
I Attention of the public is also called
to the advice recently issued by
the War department that execution
of affidavits to support claims is not
a formal matter.
? The Provost Marshal General has
on numerous occasions warned the
public that any conspiracy entered up ,
on by two or more persons for any
purpose of obtaining an unwarranted
discharge will be severely dealt with.
I Also heads of families making supposing
affidavits should be entirely
convinced of the urgent necessity of
the dependents claimed before completing
auch affidavits. i
A long telegram was received from i
Provost Marshal General Crowder last i
evening instructing the board to dis
| charge those that have been drafted i
only in the most necessitating circum- <
stances. In some sections as higt) as
A ? eighty per cent of those that have ]
*' been drafted for the national army j
have filed claims for exemption. Such i
numerous unfounded claimB Indicate i
that many are attempting to take ad- i
vantage of the exemption provisions I
of the draft law which were founded
t to reduce to the minimum the misery
at home normally attendant upon by
war. |
Yesterday the names of those who
had failed to appear for physical examination
were turned over to United
States Marshal C. E. Smith.
Two more delinquents have been !
beard from- William Jackson, colored
who is not able either to read or write
appeared at the police station this i
morning and - asked about the room i
where those drafted were being examined.
He was taken to the local i
. draft offices in the Watson building.
He works near Fairmont in the mines
? , and heard nothing of what was going
i i an in draft circles until this morning .
j. when some of his friends told of see- ,
lng his name among the delinquents ,
1 the newspaper. He was very eorry ,
(Continued on Page Two.) (
Those Beauty.
Staff Correspondent Lyon o
seen shoeing a recalcitrant broncho,
t scenes such as thitf are becoming
r before were seen in France.
Order Serial
No. No. Name.
wife Is not dependent. S
own labor which with enli
58 1031 ORVILLE NAY?The gro
information is that the
come from her own labor
support, and in addition
62 1323 NETOM STRAIN?Colore
That the dependent (wlf
own labor which with onl
84 223 FAY MARTIN DONHAMdependent
(wife) has oth
of support which with enl
Had Thirty-nine Pints j
When He Left Train!
James Swiger was arrested last evening
when he alighted from the evening
train from Pittsburgh loaded down
with thirty eight pints of whiskey.
Deputy Sheriff Howard Adams made
the arest and the warrant was issued
by Justice William Conawav this
"? -?.?fsen iolon on
morning, awiger uucicu icoioiu?vx.
when he was placed under arest by
the deputy but several persona at the
depot came to the aid of the officer
and the prisoner was handcuffed and
taken to the county jail. The trial
will be held sometime this afternoon.
Deputy United Staees .Marshal John
Moore went to Clarksburg yesterday
with Internal Revenue Collector J. L.
Biocher where they were Ifusy getting
warrants on several violators of
the Federal Bone Dry Law. Five percons
were arrested and taken before
United States Commission A. L. Lolim
New Telephone
Mfl.nairfir Ts Fere
Fred Sharpneck formerly of Wheeling
who was recently appointed to
the place of Manager of the Fairmont
and Morgantown district of the Chesapeake
and Potomac Telephone company
has arrived here and today assumed
his duties at the local offices
of the company on Monroe street. Mr.
Sharpneck succeeds F. R. Dunning
here as manager. Mr. Dunning being
trasferred to Wheeling In a similar
capacity. Mr. Sharpneck was chief
clerk at the Wheeling offices and his
transfer hear means a rise in his profession.
He is a young man of business
ability and comes here highly
recommended to the commercial as
well as the social interests of the
CLAY CENTRE, aKnsas, Aug. 11?
Former president William H. Taft
spent a good night and today showed
marked lmorovement in the illness
that has confined him to hotel here
since early Tuesday. His physician
snnounced that he was continuing to
take nourlahment and was "feeling
decidedly better."
HARRISBURG. Pa.. Aug. U?Announceement
was made at the state
house today of State Highway Commissioner
Black. It was stated that
the resignation was made at the rejuest
of Governor Brumbaugh.
Articles Start Mond
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f the West Virginian Sends E
$ !m ) ij j
&mWM fl! I
MijiP&yjjhjfa 9 t -jrl
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which they Here are American
common in ual tiring line. In a Frenc
signal to board the cars f
'he ground for revocation is: That
Ihe has substantial income from hei
sted pay of man will be sufficient
unl for this revocation is: That the
dependent, Mrs. Alice N'ay, has in
and other children ahle to furnish
the enlisted pay of this man will be
d. The ground for revocation is:
e) has substantial Income from hei
Istcd pay of man will be sufficient
-The ground ol revocation Is: Thai
ler substantial and available resources
Isted pay of man will be sufficient.
Risk Doing Grave Injustice
To Their Children By
Dr. C. R. Weirich. who has repre
seated the state department ot tiealth
at Monongah since the outbreak
of poliomyelitis, was in the city lor a
few minutes this morning on nis way to
JIannington to visit a suspected case. J
He raid the situation in Moaongah is !
very good but he was most emphatic
in his statement that the danger from
infantile paralysis will not be removed
until parents more generally team to
rules which the health authorities
It is. said Dr. Weirich, their duty to
the public and to the future ot their
children, to call in a physician at the
least sign ot depression or headache
in a child. And where the case is pronounced
to be poliomyelitis it is their
duty to observe to the letter all the i
quarantine restrictions and treatmeni I
rules which the medical authorities |
ami ihp attendine ohysiclan lay down !
The danger of spread of the Infection
is gieatest at the onset of each case
and It is absolutely necessary if the
outbreak is to be checked that the case
be diagnosed early and kept from contact
with other children, and even
from other people of ail ages. Cases
which are taken in time stand good
prospect of coming through without
any permanent ill effects if the diagnosis
is made before paralysis occurs
and there is opportunity to use
serum. This In itself, Dr. Weiricb
thinks, ought to prompt parents
to call in medical advice early.
In several cases that have come under
the observation of the physicians
the attitude of the parents has approached
the line of criminal neglect
of the interest of the child and of the
community, and if this sort of thing
does not stop the law is likely to be
invoked by the state health department.
That would mean unpleasant
consequences for the offending par-,
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BOldiers leaving the base camp in 6pe
h railway yard they have stacked their
md ride to battle.
British Hold
Gains Made on
Flanders Front
Six Geman Counter Attacks
Failed To Dislodge Them
?Fighting Elsewhere.
Field Marshal Halg clinched his hold
last night on the ground won in Friday's
attack on the Flanders front east
of Vpres.
The Germans made their inevitable'
heavy counter attacks no less than sis
4uring the night, but all without success.
Not oily did the British maintain
their position but gained additional
ground on the right wing near the
Vpres-Menin road.
The new gains are probably Important
to the success of British general's
plan for it was in just this sector that
the British had failed to make all the
progress expected of them.
On the remainder of the two-mile
tront running north of the YpresRoulers
railway all the objectives were
achieved in yesterday's assault and
jhave since been held.
| The German resistance was especially
stubborn on the British front.
But the results of the night's fighting
as reflected in London official account
shows that despite this the British
forces were able to forge ahead,
j While the British and French have
| been making another forward thrust
| in the task of driving a wedge into the
Gorman line in Gelgium, the French
forces have been heavily engaged on
their own soil near St. Quentln on the
Alsne fron. in the Champagne. In the
St. Quentin area General Petain's
I troops regained nearly an tne section
o[ line which the Germans had penetrated
in the second thrust on Thursday
night North of the Aisne they
carried out a brilliant,success and recaptrued
and held the- whole of an important
trench which the Germans had
recently taken south "of Allies.
The fighting In the Champagne was
ot German Initiative. An' attack
launched over a front of nearly two
miles was broken up by the French
except at one point to the north of
Carnillet and even here the Germans
were afterwards ejected from the elements
they had penetrated with the exception
of a stretch of some 50 yards.
City Clerk Gets
Boy Out of Scrape
Edward Chaplin, colored, who was
arrested in Milwaukee, Wis., for not
being able to present his registration
card when approached by federal officers
and who stated that he had registered
in Fairmont, has been released.
The Wisconsin draft authorities wrote
to City Clerk Kern regarding Chaplin.
Kern investigated, found that there
had been no man registered here by
that name, but that there was a colored
fellow who registered here, leaving
his earn with Fred Jenkins signed
Bernardo Edwards, alias Frank Jackson.
This information was forwarded
to Wisconsin,' where it was found that
Chaplin, Edwards and Jackson were
all one man.
GARY, Ind., Aug. XX?Fire believed
to have been of incendiary .origin
destroyed about half the million'dollar
plant of the Aetna Explosive company
nead here today. Two employes named
Holt and Choisse were arrested.
Dr. C. W. Waddell left on the noon
train today for Mountain Lake Park
where be will remain until Monday
'.stMenAs Well As
/ENING, AUGUST 11,1917.
renes in the Life of Our Sami
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clal trains for the ac- This w;
arms, waiting tor the played betvvi
the front Sa
Eight Children Were Put In
a Convalescent Ward This
Three more cases of poliomyelitis
developed withlu the county yesterday
and today two of them were taken to
the Children's hospital at Traction
Park. One of the cases is little Helen
Davis, the eighteen months old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Davis of
Edgemont. The case was discovered
yesterday evening and was diagnosed
by Dr. C. L. Holland of this city, and
this afternoon was taken to the Traction
Park hospital.
The other case taken to the hospital
is Miss Bessie Davidson, the 16
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Davidson of 115 Pike street, Monongali.
She was taken to the hospital
this morning.
Until today the oldest child that had
been afflicted with the malady was
little Catherine Swanson aged four
I years and the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Swanson of Monongah.
Dr. Peter ,\'oe who is in charge of
the children's hospital is especially
well pleased with the progress of the
22 children now under his care. Eight
of the children have been progressing
so finely that they have been put in
the convalescent ward and o ne week
ilto.r will ho rH?mis?Ad_
WUIU WUaj VU&J II ? ? uu
Dr. Chesney Ramage, city health
officer has taken every precaution to
see that the case at Edgemont has no
chance of spreading. He has made a
visit to that locality and has put a
strict quarantine on four other families
that live near the Davis family
and that have been exposed.
Thi3 afternoon at the hospital Dr.
Xoe and his six assistants are giving
a little birthday party for little Thomas
Smith who Is today celebrating his
first birthday. Only the patients that
are now confined in the hospital will
be permitted to attend the party and
it Is assured that a pleasant afternoon
will be spent
The week Just ending has been a
busy oneifrom the standpoint of donations
received. Among those that
have contributed are:
Ida May; 2 doz. packages of crackers.
Jlayor Thomas G. Price. .Monongan;
paper cups. Hartley's Fairmont ice
cream, Thomas J. Harden, sionongah
flowers, L. D. Spragg, John Blair and
many others.
This morning Dr. Weirlch went to
Mannington where he examined Louise
Newell, the twenty months old daughter
of a family that lives in the Sycamore
addition. The child became ill
August 6 and a physician was hot
called until yesterday. Paralysis set
in and the legs are affected.
Auto Crash Victim
Remains Very 111
The condition of Mrs. Maggie Wilson
who was seriously injured In an
automobile accident near Lowesvllle
yesterday morning and who Is in the
Fairmont hospital remains practically
unchanged today. She was badly
crushed and bruised through the chest
and several ribs were broken one of
which penetrated the lungs.
The condition of her son Cecil Wilson
iged 16 who was also Injured In
the seme accident la satisfactory and
it Is thought he will recover.
Mr. and Mrs. John Brannon who
were the other occupants of the car
are recovering from minor Injuries
received when the car turned over.
Women-Better Mak
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L M much c
mies Near the Firing- Line.
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is snapped at the first hall same after tl
:en picked nines of American andCanad
mmy won't shirk peril, but here he is s
Henderson is f
Out of British
War Ministry
Labor's Reresentative Tendered
Resignation After
Party Reversed.
By Associated Press)
LONDON, Aug. 11.?Arthur Henderson,
labor member of the British war
hn rPRlmed his membership I
I WUilbU, 1>
in the cabinet.
? 1
Arthur Henderson entered the Britiih
war council without portfolio In 0
1916 when Premier Lloyd George c
formed a ministry in succession to
[ that headed by Herbert Asquith. Up to
' the time of his appointment to represent
labor in these deliberations of the
war council he had been administrator
of pensions.
Mr. Henderson has been the center (
of a political storm that has been brew- c
ing in England for several years. In t
June last a member of the British mis- *
8lon to Russia he went to Petrograd
and after conferring with the Russian c
Council of Workmen and Soldiers' del- J
egates returned to London and advisea J
the British labor conference, repre- (
senting a' million and one-half work- 1
ers, to send delegates to the Interna- 1
tional Socialist Conference at Stock- s
holm. The labor conference by more
than 3 to 1 voted in accordance with <
Henderson's advice thereby revising J
the policy to which the Labor party had
committed itself at any earlier con- 1
ventions. '
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11,?Any ap- '
plications for a passport for delegates (
to the Consultative Conference r.t j
Stockholm will be refused. The atti- ,
tude of this government toward the J
conference Is no different from that to- .
ward the recent Socialist convention j
in Stockholm. State Department officials
continued to regard as untimely ,
participation in any confercnA of thai |
character at this time and If British ,
delegates do go and learn at first hand |
the statement of representatives of j
other countries they will of course be |
made available for this government. j
Young Engineer Is |
Seriously Injured ]
? i
Roy West, a young man of this city i
who resides in the Eighth ward was
perhaps fatally injured yesterday ev- 1
enlng at abcut Ave o'clock while at
work with a corps of engineers for
the Monongahela Valley Traction Co.
at Pleasant Valley. The young man i
was struck on the head by & hammer
which was thrown by a fellow worker.
He was admitted to Fairmont Hospital
No. 3 where he was found to be
suerlng with a bad concussion of the
The -victim of the acident was a
young married man with a child. He
tbe arrest and warant wsb issued
thoubh his condition is said to be serious
The Fundamental Principle.
"Science has taught us a great many
interesting things nbout race progress
nnd eugenics, but the fundamental \
principles of cngenics seems lo have ,
discovered Itself very early In the his-1
torv nf the race. Healthy children are j
usually those who are born of hnppy
marriages."?Woman's Home Companion.
e Sure to Get the Pa;
tonight and 8unday; not
hangs In temperatura.
ismmmai a
1JF M\
lie Sammies landed, which wae
ian troops. When he reaches
iliST I
II BE Biff 1
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Expected That Contract Foe 9
Plant Will Be Let This - 'B
Afternoon. ,.9
One ot the future beauty spots of 9
'airmont -will be thb northern section
I the Morris Jolllff farm, which the
Ity has purchased far the erection ot
modern up-to-date incinerator. The '?
gcinerator has been a subject of dls*
ussion in city circles for a long time,
ut no definite steps have been taken fl
owurd its actual construction. Dr.
Jhesney Ramago at a recent meeting
if the Board of Affairs was given aulioriiy
to confer with an Incinerating
ompany and to take any action to*
rard a purchase that he thought ad* <9
Dr. Damage, realizing the necessity |
>f the immediate installation of the in*
inerator has negotiated with the Odor* *~ .St
ess Crematory company o( Maken,' :
la., has selected the incinerator and
ipon the arrival of representatives of -jl
he company this afternoon, he will
ilgn the contract for its purchase.
The new incinerator will cost ap*
iroximately $5 50D and will be sufficient
to care for a city with a populaion
of 40,000. The incinerating plant
vill be situated in one large building . ' '/3H
>n the six acres recently purchased for
Ills purpose on the Morris Jolllff farm
lear this city.
It is the plan of the city authorities . . 1
o make the odorless and Bmokeless w
nclneratfng plant one of the beauty
spots of the city. Later a superintend* _ $> I'M
snt's home will be built on the grounds --M
ind the installation of a large sanitary
jog ranch will be considered. .iv'wB
In the contract for the purchase of
:he incinerator, Dr. Ramage will ask 9
:hat the company send a man along
with the machinery to make sure tnat -.?
:here is no delays on the railroad, it
a the plans to place the order with
die company this afternoon and within
two weeks to begin the adfual erec- jH
lion of the incinerator.
The Jolliff farm Is believed to be an /jgl
Ideal location for the new plant In .c'jj
the property that has been purchased Jfl
by the city is Included a. part of the
Buffalo creek where the well known ' JygB
sviwming beach, Atlantic City, la taunted.
Flower gardens will surround . ... JH
the Incinerator and men will be emnlnvo/1
tn rara fnr the flowers and for
vv ? ?u? """1. ?
:be operation of the plant
The excess heat from the.plant will
jo utilized in making steam for the
iterllization of the garbage wagons C|
ind other apparatus around the build- /.
ng. Among the restrictions that will fee
>e made is that every man in the em- fp<:
jloyment of the incinerating plant
nust keep clean at all timea. Only ' '^ViM
nen who will take every precaution to
tee that the sanitary end of the plant
Is carried out will be employed.
A brick pavement will be built up to : i
the Incinerating plant in order that it
may be approached by garbage truck!
In the bad winter months.
The plant will be divided into three
departments: collecting department,
destructlng department and redaction
department. At first there will not be
much attention given to the redaction
demrtment as II Is believed that there
Is no enough garbage within (he city
to pay for its reduction. Later this >
department will be thoroughly worked > *-l
out and the Incinerating plant win
doubtless become a big profit making
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