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I Daily Average A (J I
|v July 1917 .. I j Vj
' A Quality Newapipar for tfca I
sixty I
Sixty Eight Were Examined I
^ j 6efore Noon Today.
1 One Who Was Summoned is
I 111 With Typhoid at
I Present Time.
Sixty-eight men were examined for,
I Fairmont's quota of the new army up
I until noon today as the reault of the
I aecond call from the local draft board.
I Eighty men received notlcei from Captain
Kemble White, chairman of the
I board, to appear for examination this
I morning at seven o'clock. Two of the
I men who reeclved notices will be exftg
amlned by other boards while one has
| had his examination deferred because
I of Illness. This man is Henry Clay
I Helm, who it sick with typhoid fever.
He has been dismissed by the board
It pending his recovery. One man was
f examined for the draft board of an|
other city. Nine men who failed to appear
up until noon today will be exI
amlned this afternoon If they appear.
|> Otherwise they will be marked for serI
vice without examination.
I The names of those who failed to ap
pear tills morning at ma icijuueu <.,mo
ere as follov/s:
James Edward Contee, Fairmont, W.
Va. Serial No, 792. Order No. 166.
. Charley Edwin Jones, 809 Glenn
Ave, city. Serial No. 1485. Order No.
Domenick Pershlnary, 422 Robinson
St, Serial No. 1275. Order No. 168.
8amuel Harris, Hull alley, city. Serial
J No. 771. Order No. 169.
Jamee Edward Taylor, Fairmont, W.
Va. Serial No. 1141. Order 177. ,
Ray Forest Bobet, Fairmont, W. Va.
erlal No. 1305. Order No. 185.
Walter Mallallen Linn, 325 High St.
' city. Serial No. 104. Order No. 198.
Floyd Moore, 633 Virginia Ave., city.
Serial No. 1067. Order No. 202.
Frank Sims, Fairmont, W. Va. Serial
No. 805. Order No. 205.
Very lew claims for exemption were
tiled by the men examined this morning
and from present indications the
--required number to make up the local
quota will be easily secured from the
number called on the second notification.
Captain White stated this morning
4 that within the next few days he hoped
that the work o( the local board would .
be completed lor the present. He said1
^ that the fact that so few claims for c::emptlon
have been filed today will enW
able the board to complete the final list
| for presentation to the district board
L within a short time.
Tha result ol several hours of labor
by the draft board yesterday shows
that the work of going over the Individual
cases of the men who were examined
in the first call hag now been
completed and the f'nal l'3t of men who
were under consideration have been
classified as follows:
Discharged from Service.
Order Serial Name
4 854 Elerlor Cornegio?Exempt,
? 17 945 James R. Balmbrldge?
Wife and child.
18 696 Stanley W. Lemley?Physical
9 32 373 Thomas Spiker?Wife and
r three children.
35 486 Roscoe Reeves?Exempt;
; lieutenant In army,
1 36 642 Gus Manglas ? Exempt,
98 1419 Moe Shuck?Wife and two
128 630 Edgar H. Park?Physical
130 1114 Gusseppi Guglialmetl?Exempt,
. , These Applications Refused.
| 10 837 Isaac Richards - Wife.
Available resources ana
army pay will suppoit her.
43 1397 Edmond Vignoul?Alien refused.
Filed no supporting
? Certified for Service.
25 784 Willie Jackson.
31 616 Homer F. Barnes?Passed
examination and will be
commissioned later in U. S.
Army. This district may
: get credit for him later.
German Air "Raidfirs
Are Shot to Pieces
LONDON, Aug, 13.?Two of the
German machines which yesterday
% evening raided the English southeast
i ' coast watering places were destroyed
f A by the British naval aeroplanes.
; JS The war office official statement iSi
i sued by the government today says
one of the machines was a Gotha aer;
oplane and the other a seaplane.
I . The Bee
M ' -A-A 4"
Sixteen great cantonment c:
for occupancy by September.'
and it takes a man on horseba<
Clear Case Against Man who
Paid No Attention
to Laws.
Jamesc Hall, driver of a big Packard
automobile belonging to George Peddl- ,
cord, was before Mayor Bowen this
morning charged with reckless driving
on Sunday resulting In serious injuries
to Miss Mazlne Golden and several
minor Injuries to Louis Golden.
The accident occurred on Cleveland
avenue and Willis street. The Golden i
family had been visiting at the homo
of H. L. McElroy on Willie street and
were Just starting for their home at
Bealer, W. Va., In a five passenger
Saxon. They had only driven a short
distance until they saw the large
Packard coming toward them at a
rapid speed. They drove over to the ;
right side of the street and stopped, ,
but the Packard came speeding up the ,
left side of the street and before its
driver could bring it to a stop it crash- ,
ed into the little Saxon. ,
Ttie glass wind smeias were oaaiy|i
broken on the smaller car, Indicting ,
a severe cut on the little Golden girl's ]
neck. Her father Immediately took ,
her to the Miners' hospital where the ;
wound was dressed and she was later j
removed to her home. This morning j
she Is resting well other than being |
just a little sick from the loss of blood. {
Several witnesses were examined in |
the case Including Chief Okie Watkins, <
Policemen Woodward and Seaman. All
testified that Hall was driving in a
reckless manner and at a very rapid
rate of speed when the accident occurred.
He was given a fine amounting
to $50 which he paid and was dismissed.
Hall is generally considered
a very careful driver.
nuns HOME
Fill in PM;
Conference Over Coal Situation
Was Satisfactory
in Every Way.
i V
The big meeting of the coal operators
from Central and Northern West
Virginia held under the auspices of
ha fnnfrol Woo* Virfflnla Pnal Hnflr.
store' Association held at Deer Park,
lid., Friday and Saturday of last week,
was a complete success.
Over seventy coal operators attended
the big event which was held in the
Deer Park hotel. Friday routine buslj.
ness was taken up while on Saturday
the coal operators enjoyed the social
end of the affair.
The chief discussion on Friday cen- '
tered around the operators' relation to
the government During the day the (
coal operators approved of the by-laws j
and constitution drawn up by the National
Coal Operators' Association and
signified their Intentions of giving the
national association their future sup- j
Among the coal operators from Fairmont
who attended the meeting were: |
S. D. Brady. John A. Clark, John A.
Clark, Jr., J. F. Cole, R. A. Johnon, A. |
B. Fleming, Jr., George T. Watson, C.
H. Jenkins and W. D. North.
Neutrals Object to
Draft of Aliens
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.?Protest
has been made to tbe State department
by representatives of neutral countrtea
against drafting for service of aliens
who have taken out first naturalization
papers. The point has been raised by
at least one of these countries that If a
"first paper alien" makes objection he
Bhould be at least given the opportunity
of returning to his own country
within a reasonable time.
iuty Articles Start Ti
' Northern W
" HU
ities for the new national arn
L. Among the first will be th;
ok two days to make the full r
Ex-Governor Comes to In- J
terest Local Physicians
in War Service.
In response to an appeal from Dr.
Jepson. secretary of the Medical section
of the Council of National Do- ]
fense, Dr. W. H. Sands, president ol'
the Marlon County Medical Society
a mnoElntr r?f thft I
miB murillUK Ldiicu a V ?
physicians of Fairmont and the county
to be bold at Cook hospital Thurs- i
lay evening which will be addressed by
ex-Governor, now Major Hatfield, In
un effort to stir up Interest In the ue- (
[[easily that more physicians volunteer
for the medical reserve corps.
Recently Major Noble, of the sur- i'
geon general'B office sent out a coin-1
munication in which he said: j,
"On September 1st the army will be j (
recruited to its maximum strength by I,
draft. At that time including the reg- j
ular army, the National Guard, and |,
the National army, almost a million .
and a half men will be under arms, re- '
luiring at least fifteen thousand medl- ,
:al officers. The total number at tho
disposal of the government today is approximately
6,51)0. To supply the defl- (
;it of 8,500 within the next two months j
and a half will be a tremendous task,
Impossible unless the profession real- I
ie-. the fact that the need for medical j
men is imperative, and that the sooner
ipplications are received, the less will .
oe the unnecessary suffering and loss ,
of life in this war." ,
Wood Nymphs Get ;
Ten Days in Jail;
Lelif Manning of Grafton and Nellie I
rT~? ~ i
UUWC KJL iUUI feOUlUWir \\CltJ Ut'iuiu tuo '
Mayor this morning charged with disorderly
conduct in the woods about
the First regiment camp. That girls,
one aged 16 and the olher 19, have
been making their homes in the
woods about the camp for some time,
living on food given them by soldiers,
Yesterday Acting Chief Seaman and
Policeman Woodward took a trip
to the camp and discovered the girls,
One was clad in a very filmy gown,
while the other was in the water of a
nearby brook playing without anything
Before the Mayor this morning they
admitted the charges brought against
them and seemed very ashamed of
their daring stunts on the previous
day. They were given ten days in
the city jail which they are now
Painfully Injured
By Fall From Horse'
Fay Watson, aged about 65 years,
jnd a well known resident of Fairmont.
was injured at the corner ofi
Jackson street and Cleveland avenue
[his morning whe na horse on which
he was riding slipped on the street
car track and fell. Just as the horse
tell It roled over on his leg.
Some neighbors living in that clclnIty
saw the accident and Immediately
took him to a physician, where the
injured leg was bandaged. He was not
hurt other than the Injuries about his
leg. It is not thought that a bone has
been broken, but this will be determine
when an x-ray Is used on his
leg this afternoon. Ho will be unable
to get about for several weeks.
Uniform Making
Shops to be Probed
(By Associated Press)
NTW YORK Aug. 13.-An Invest!
cotfnn intra tVia mniiOInn of tho far. .
(BUVIt 1UIU luo VUUUU1UII VI ?"?V ??v J
torles making uniforms for the army
and navy has been ordered by Secretary
of War Baker according to word 1
received today by the Amalgamated 1
clothing makers of America which <
charged that girls under legal ages t
were working under the old sweat 1
box conditions and received $4 a week 1
which work would pay 112 or $14 f
elsewhere. 1;
oday Oh Page 5-Th
est Virginias Greatest New}
111 AY)
iy are more than 50 per cent'
at at Columbia, S. C., picturec
ounds of the streets.
R. A. Johnson and Mrs. Floyd
Cole in Oakland Hospital
But Will Recover.
R. A. Johnston and Mrs. Floyd
Cole, both residen' of this city, are
in the hospital at Oakland, Md., auffering
with serious injuries received
yesterday afternoon eighteen miles
from Oakland at the intersection of
the Oakland turnpike with the National
pike. Two children of Mr.
Johnston and one child of Mrs. Cole
wc also bruised severely, while Mr.
Cole, who was driving, and Mrs.
Johnston, another occupant of the
car, were not injured to any extent.
The party was returning to Fairmont
from Deer Park, Md., where
they had motored on Saturday to attend
the Coal operators' conference,
and in turning the sharp curve at Accident,
the car ran into the bank and
turned over several.times. Mrs. Cole
and MT-. Johnston were caught beneath
the car while the others were
thrown Clear of the wreck.
Harry B. Clark, another Fairmont
er, wiiu wiiu a yui i/ in jjtrujjxc weie
on the pike, came on the scene shortly
after the accident and took the Injured
persons to the Oakland hospital
where they were given medical attention.
C. H. Jenkins and family, who had
also motored to Deer Park and were
leturnlng, were several miles In advance
of the Cole car. Becoming uneasy,
as the Cole car had not been
seen for some time and knowing Mr.
Cole was a comparatively inexperienced
driver and did not know the
road, Mr. Jenkins turned his car and
proceeded back the pike, where he
round the wreckage and obtained the
information that the Clark car had
conveyed the party back to Oakland.
He then proceeded to Oakland.
Mrs. Cole sustained a badly fractured
leg, both bones being broken
tbdve the ankle, one bone having protruded
through the flesh. She was
otherwise cut and bruised also.
Mr. Johnston was badly cut and
bruised and for a time it was feared
bad been injured internally. However,
Information comes from the
hospital today to the effect that his
condition is satisfactory and that unless
complications develop he will be
en tne road to recovery soon.
The three children who were occupants
of the car escaped with slight
:uts and bruises.
The car, which was a comparatively
new Ohlsmobile, was an almost
rortipiete wreck, the body and top of
Ihe car being badly damaged.
Both Mr. Cole and Mr. Johnston
ire employes of the Hutchinson Coal
'ompany here, holding responsible
positions with that company.
American Steamer Sinks off
the Coast of South
(Bj Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. ? Five
American passengers were lost when
.he American steamer City of Athene
itruck a nine and went down near
rape Town, South Africa, on August
10, according to today'! State departnent
dispatches. Ten other passen;ers
and four of the crew also were
ost, dispatches say.
The dispatches say four of the Amercans
were missionaries and name Mr.
ind Mrs. Naygard, Mlse Robinson and .
'arollne Thompson. The latter Is of ;
he Methodist Mission hoard. A Mr. ,
Pointer of that mission, waa saved, i
Nineteen other missionaries of an or- 1
[aniatlon with headquarters in Brook- j
yn, 'were savpd.
ly Will Interest Botl
fG, AUGUST 13,1917.
,302 1
CL *.
done, and a half a dozen of tli
1 here. Seven thousand men a
Physicians of Two Counties
Held Meeting at Hospital
There are no new cases of poliomyelitis
reported wtihin the county
today. Two children died with tho
malady yesterday making a death toll
of si* since the outbreak of poliomyelitis
in Marion county. The two victims
were little Lewis Haney, aged
two years and six months and the
son of >Mr. and Mrs. Denzll L. iianey
of Norwood. The other was little
Helen Davis aged one year and si\ i
months and the daughter of Mr. and |
Mrs. R, C. Davis of Edgemont. Tho j
Davis child died at the Children's ]
hospital at Traction Park while the
Haney child passed away at the home
of its parents in Norwood.
The llaney child was taken 111 last
week but nothing seriously wrong
noticed until Saturday evening at
whic htlme Dr. Graham was called.
The child died early Sunday morning
before the physicians definitely decided
the case to bo infantile paralysis.
Funeral services were held yesterday
afternoon with the Rev. D. M.
Mitchell officiating. Interment was
made in the Mt. ion cemetery.
The little Davis child had also been
ill for only a few days having been
taken to the Children's hospital at
Traction Park on Saturday. At ilrst
she was afflicted about the limbs but
pnralysto gradually became worse until
she was totally paralyzed death
coming last evening shortly after
eight o'clock. Interment with Undeitaker
R. C. Jones in charge was made
at the Wood lawn cemetery this morning.
Yesterday several local physicians
and oth er physicians from over Marion
and Harrison counties assembled
at Traction Park for the purpose
of discussing the poliomyelitis aitua
General Debate on
the Revenue Law
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON Aug. 13.?General
debate on the $2,006,000,000 war tax
bill began la the Senate today, Senator
Simmons in charge of measure
having finished opening statement
Saturday, Leaders are hopeful of the
passage of the bill inside of two
weeks but many senators doubt if
they can be accomplished under a
Secretary McAdoo will confer with
Chairman Kltchin and the House
ways and means committee probably
tomorrow regarding plans for raising
part of the additional 6,000,000,000 re
quired to meet war expenses till July
1. 19J8.
TT_ *- ?111 V- V.. iUn
nuw U1UUI1 Will ue asivcu 1UI ujr ma 1
secretary to meet present needs is
not known but It may be as much as
Navigation Stops
On Little Kanawha 1
(Br Associated Press)
PARKERSBURG. W. Va., Aug. 13. ]
?The Little Kanawha river was closed
to navigation today on account of 1
repairs being started at the locks. 1
Two locks will be repaired and six I
weeks will be required to complete
the work. Boats in the trade from 1
Parkersburg to Creston have laid up. 1
Bad Fire in Heart !
of Titusville, Pa. j
(By Associated Press)
TITUSVILLE. Pa., Aug. 13.?The ,
entire business section of Titusville ,
was threatened by tire today which t
destroyed several small business build- f
Ings and caused loss of (50,000. Dam- j
age from water was greater than that ]
caused by the flames. Among the r
buildings destroyed wae that contain- ?
In g local headquarters of Red Crosa. g
The origin of the fire Is not known. f
i Men and Women-i
I-'' I
^2*v "*" Vi
em are expected to be ready
re now working at this camp
Is Highest Price Reached by
Petroleum in Twenty
(By Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH, August 13.?Pennsylvania
crude oil today reached the
highest price in more than 20 years
when the South Tenn Oil company
announced an advance of 13 cents,
making the quotation for that grade
Other grades of crude were advanced
to the following quotations: Mercer
black, $2.23; ?ornlng, $2.50;
Cobell, $2.47; Somerset, $2.30; and
Ragland, $1.10.
Recruiting Office Has Been
Opened?Chance for
Drafted Men.
Volunteer recruiting into the First
Regiment West Virginia Infantry has
been reopened and young men who
are desirous UI serving luuu euuunjr
In this branch of the service may enlist.
The reopening of the recruiting
office of the First Regiment has been
made necessary by the fact that nearly
five hundred men are needed to
bring the local Regiment up to Its
full war strength.
The news that enlistment Into the
First Regiment Is again open to
young men will be welcomed by many
of the patriots of this district. The
First Regiment has made a name for
itself in this community as being a
unit of the foderai service in which
the men are given good chances for
advancement. The First Regiment is
also known to have an exceptionally
high standard of men and this fact
is resulting in many men from prominent
families enlisting.
Enlistment is now open to all men
of military age and the also includes
men who have been drafted but who
have not been ordored up for examination.
It is expected that many men
of this city who have been dratted
but who have not as yet been called
for examination will take advantage
of the opportunity _to enlist in one of
the moat popular units of the federal
The law in regard to th e enlistment
of men who havee been drarted under
the selective draft law provides that
any young man of the age of 21 who
has been drafted may enlist In any
branch of the Bervtce up to the time
that he la called before a draft board
for examination. It provides however
that once having been called lor
examination and having appeared (or
the same enlistment Is not possible.
Yesterday was a banner day at the
local camp so far as the number of
people on the grounds is concerted,
rhe fine weather was responsible (or
;o many people going out to the camp
to witness the festivities. The usual
program was carried out by the soldiers.
(There was a band concert,
dress parade and guard mount and
the large crowd enjoyed every event
of the program. Eight letter companies
were In the parade yesterd/y and
its was the largest number that, has
been present since the local camp
was first pitched.
AH preliminary preparations (or
:ne oreanmg ot camp nave now ucen
completed and all that Is necessary
'or the moving of the troops now Is
he final orders from the government.
Colonel Osborn stated this morning
hat everything Is In readiness now
ind that the men are only waiting
or the official orders to break camp.
He said that he hopes to fill up the
anks considerably before the troops
anil /vvmmirQcflti vAnnv mpn in
lUyiM > Mill OUVWUIMDv? / v-xg u w .
;o to Cl&rkeburg and enlist In the I
Irat Regiment
Begin Today to Rea
obably ehowwa tonight and " ^
men mi nt ll
311 BOOST 1
Tentative Budget Was PHn
sented at Affairs Board
Definite Announcement on
City Finances to be Made
- -^1
Commissioner of Finance J. Walter. ,
Barnes tentatively presented the bud* ~
get for the ensuing fiscal year at ttia
regular meeting of the Board ol Attain
thfg morning.
According to the budget as preeent*
ed this morning the assessed valuation
of the city is $19,412,302. The exact
levy that the city must lay to meet 3
all current expenditures and expenditures
for the new improvements baa jjj
not been definitely announced. The
Board of AffairB will meet tomorrow,
morning at 10 o'clock and will at that
time pass definitely on the budget that .
has been in the course of completion
for several weeks and make the def- ;';3
inlte announcement as to what the ; ?1
levy will be for the ensuing year.
As s result the discussion this morn ? ^
lng as to what the probable levy
would be, It was the opinion of the ' v
members of the Board of Affairs that
with the increased valuation all ex* ? ::M
pendltnres could be met with a levy '
of 09 cents which would be an Increase
of nine cents on the levy of last year. V'-j
It Is very probable that 69 centa
will be levy laid In which event 45 ft
cenfa would go for current epxendi* 'J , ||
turea and 24 cents for the new Improvements
authorized by the recent '
bond election.
The increase of nine cents has been
made necessary because of the high gj
cost of labor, the high cost of fuel
and other things that are necessary In .\:'jS
the oneratlon of city affairs through* i 'Si
out tlio year. An example ol the In- JSH
creased coat of fuel Is shown by the 4"!
fact that last year It cost the city
but $400 per month to provide fuel for ":m
the city pumping station while thle ' 43
year the monthly fuel bill reaches
above the $1200 mark. Increased coat ' - :'M
of other fnaterlals hag made It necessary
to levy nine cents which the .. "il
Board of Affairs believes sufficient to
care for the excess prices.
The valuation of real estate, person- ' TJa
al property and property assessment -iSl
by the board .of public works Is a8 folReal
Estate $12,230,866 '
Personal Property ....$ 4.8X6.88S
Proporty assessed by
board of public works .$ 2,3(4,756 :'Mg
Total city assessment $19,612,308 "1
I Will Not Be Permitted to
I Attend the Socialist
Gathering. . ,|||8
(By Associated Press)
LONDON*. Aug. 13.?Andrew Bonar
Law, the government spokesman In tlia
House of Commons, told members ot '-i
| the lower bouse today that the govern*
I ment had decided that permission to
! attend the International Socialists'eon* '
ference at Stockholm would not tie
granted to British delegates.
Mr. Bonar Law said, "The law office MJ
nf the fmwn has advised the govern* ' \
ment that it la not legal for any persona
resident in His Majeaey'a domln- ijj
ion to engage In conference with enemy
subjects therefore permiaalon to ~?i
attend- this conference will not bo
"The same declalon has been mad#
by the government of the United . >;
States. France and Italy wltb which ^
Hla Majesty's government have been
in communication.
Four door seven passenger Pew- A
Jess automobile. And an eitra
truck body tor same. Car beta
overhauled and newly painted, tire*
in good condition. Good car tor
vacation trip. Ceil at Fire Depart* a B
ment. CHIEF 0. J. \VATKINI. } .- AH

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