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' ' ' ' " ,v": f?J OICOUTKMft j m Dafly Average J, (J| >V July 19.17 .. I j / V A Quality Newipaper for the ' I fe FSTABJJSHED1868. = POPE I 20,000 GU, I 10 V 111 GIIM1 ! IIU Ill VIII UUIIIIWV J HI 11 : 10 CO 10 RK e5 I4 War Department Has Completed Plans For Movement Abroad MMEDU1 n Rri earlier General Mann, Long Head of Militia Office to Command. .vASHINGTON, U. C., Aug. 14.? flam tot sending the first National Guard troops to F-ance have been perfected. by the War department -with the organization of a division which Will include troops from 26 states and the DlBtrlct of Columbia. The states from which the National Guard troops are to be assembled are Louisiana. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New .York, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Maryland. South Carolina, California, Missouri, Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska. Colorado, Oregon. The others come from the District ot Columbia. The Fourth Pennsylvania infantry will form a part of the division It was , announced. The commanding officers of the Division will be Brigadier W. A. Mann, of the Regular army, now chief of the Division of military o?oi.o nf iha War Denartment. Discussion of the timo and place of i mobilization of the division or of Its departure for France are not permissible under the voluntary censorship. The structure of the division, as given In the official statement shows it will conform to the reduced warfare divisional organization recommended by Major General Pershing which would give ft a total strength with auxiliary troops with approximately 20,000 men. UJiPW f KEKTVCKr MINERS Two Mining Towns in That State Are Under Martial Law. l By Associated Press) MADISONVILLE, Ky., Aug. 14.fline men are In the custody of troops at Providence, Ky. Search has been * Instituted for 30 others and the mining town of Clay and Providence are under a modified form ot martial law as the outgrowth ot a recent clash ? between striking minors and troops at Clay. News of the developments reached here today. The nine men under arrest are charged with "Conspiring to opopse by force the authority of tho United States." It was alleged they were members Of a band which exchanged several hundred shots with soldiers and mine guards during a disturbance at Diamond mine. Apparently the soldiers have taken t charge ot the town to reduce to a minimum the disorder which they * believed might result after the arrest. The men were taken into cuetoday Sunday night without any ahow of reelstence and were confined * In etockade at Providence pending further orders for their disposition. A strike In western Kentucky to which the outbreak at Clay was attributed was called off. Coal for Northwest By Preferential Plan (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.?Solution Of the coal shortage problem of the a MnirfVimaetopn nlnlnn In tanMinnnt t. uviuinvaiciu oiaica 10 iiuuiiucuw i Francis S. Feabody chairman of the .V coal production committee of the Council of National Defense declared today. fi Belief will be afforded by a preferential shipping order be predicted, bat It that fails commandeering or cars probably will be resorted to. fc, Iil$ No jjHS MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. It/ \RDSMEN FOI infill COAL ID RUMOR Reported They Will Have a Line From Newport News to W. Va. (By Associated Press) NEWPORT NEWS, Va? Aug. 14.? A report that the Rockefeller Interest will build a railroad from the North em West Virginia coal fields direct to Newport News as soon as possible was brought here today by James A. Sommerville who has just returned from a trip through the valley o( Virginia. He said many persons in that section have already sold property to be used as right of way for the pro- t posed road. The road it is said is to built* as a result of the war emergency and will haul coal only. COL. PEED IN CHARGE OF LARCyOSPIl: Important Ambulance Sec- 1 tion Is Also Under His i Command. 1 . I Letters arriving here from France , from Colonel George Pullen Peed, well , known here through his connection by | 1 marriage with a prominent West Vir- ' ginia family, tell of Ills work in Paris. , ColouelPeed has-charge of a hospital of 1,000 beds In Paris and of a 200-Ded 1 hospital thirty miles from Paris, also supervision of an ambulance section the duty of which is to remove wounded soldiers from the transports and trains to the hospital. Colonel Peed left here as a Major on General Pershing's staff but has since' been made lieutenant colonel. Mrs. Peed who was formerly Miss Roberta Fleming, daughter of Mrs. Robert Fleming, of this city, and who la residing here during the absence of her busband. Is now at Victor, N. Y., with the family of L. G. Loomls, with whom she has Just completed a delightful auto iuuuiitt luur ul luo v mivy ui to New York and up the Hudson to Victor. Incinerator Men Have Not Shown Up Dr. Chesney' M. Ramage, the City Health Officer is awaiting the arrival of representatives of the Odorless Crematory Company of Macon, Ga., to draw up and sign the contract for the new $5,500 incinerator that the city has selected and will purchase. The representatives were expected in Fairmont on Saturday but thought they would probably not get here until Monday. Late this afternoon the men from the southern company had ' not shown up. The incinerator has been selected : and everything is ready for the draw- i ing up and signing of the contract. ] which will take place just as soon i as the representatives arrive. The 1 city is anxious to sign the contract j and to get the building under con- j attraction just as soon as possible. n WORLD'S BIGGEST EGG The American Museum of Natural J History in New York claims posses slon of the world's largest egg, that of Ho-Ho bird of China now extinct. It 1 was laid millions of years ago and Is 1 40 times the sizes of a modern hen ' egg, as the picture shows. Both eggs are here shown, about one fifth the nat uraJ size. i h Merely to Dump |C Xk * -Northern ff FAIRMONT, WEST VE IRIS I FRANCE InST ruuniBii BEND Reenforcing Steel Has Been Ordered and Soon Will Be Shipped. CIT! HAD OPTION OH II 1 T-\ *11 i'his Will MaKe rossioie an Early Start on South Side Structure. A letter was received at the office of the city cleric this morning from John F. Caeey of the John F. Casey Contracting company which Is In charge of the construction of the South Side bridge. In his letter Mr. Casey said that as apltily as possiblo he is gathering his Material together and that he would oe in Fairmont ready to begin the job before long. He Ib bringing bis constructing apparatus from Milwaukee, Wis., where he has just completed a big job. He also stated that he had purchased the steel including tho large liarcond reinforcement bars from the lones & Laughlfn company of Pittsburgh. The first shipment of the steel is expected at any time. Before the contract was let an option ,vas made on the steel, giving the city i special quotation which "rates the large diamond reinforcing bars at four cents per pound. If the steel was to be purchased now It would cost the city from one-half cent to three-fourths of a cent more on the pound. citime?i8 FORMALLY FIXED City Valuation Increased Over $600,000 Din ing the Past Year. A special meeting of the Board of Affairs was held at the city hall at ten o'clock this morning for the purpose of passing on the city levy that was tentatively presented to the Board of Affairs yesterday morning. The levy of sixty-nine cents which is just nine cents higher than the levy of last year was passed by the commissioners with a unanimous vote. Figures show that the valuation of city property has advanced during the past year over half a million dollars. This year the valuation is $19,412,302 and last year the valuation was $18,7GS.524, an increase of $643,778. It is understood that the increase of niue cents was made necessary because of the high cost of material. It has been necessary to raise the wages of the men in the fire department and the police service because of the big Incrase In the cost of living. All such problems contribute to the nine cent Increase, Valuation for School Districts Ileal Fairmont 2,2( Fairmont Ind 9,88 jrant 1.95 Lincoln 6.68 Mannington 7,99 Paw Paw .V 4.31 Union 71 [Jnion Ind 2,79 Winfield 1.02 Total 22,89 Valuation for Fairmont 2.63 Mannington 6,62 Lincoln 6,17 Paw Pnw 3 rant 1,66 Winfield 95 Union 791 Total 22,89 Valuation for Mi Fairmont 12,21 Mannington 1,37 Fairview 24' Monongan 4J Worthlngton *4 rarmington 25 UvesrJlle 3 Total 14,7* J. H. jews Into Newspape m 'ft 7est Virginiah Greatest Newspaf RGINIA, TUESDAY EVENING Ptfli POPE BENEDICT I K f ^ MM mm jpp iiiiir ItyMREI WELL Is Third One to Come in This Season ? Four More Drilling. Well No. 93 of the Monongahela Valley Traction company came in this morning on the Cross farm along Bethel run, and it Is figured as good for 700,000 feet of gas. P Tills is the third well to come in this i] season. There are four moro drilling and one of them is expected to strike gas next week. China Got Into War This Morning iv (By Associated Press) LONDON, Aug. 14.?Reuters limited has been officially Informed that China has declared war on Germany and Austria Hungary, the declaration d dating from 10 this morning, n: ASSESSOR DM ! SUBMITS REPORT ! v c County Court Was Busy To- * day Making Budget Es- ? timates. d > *. a ii The county- court made investiga- P tlons yesterday into the petitions tor Cl pensions that were filed by widows of Marlon county as provided for In 1 the new state law. Many applica- I tlons were filed and the court arran- ' ged them yesterday in preparation for the hearing of testimony In regard to them. The new state law provides that a pension be allowed widows with children under thirteen yearB of age who have no means of J support. Today tho court busied themselves with preparing the estimates for tho budget of the county. They expect to complete this work today and will ???? ilin rosiilfa nf flioir auuu WIUUUUV.C IUB ? W?>I,U VI labores. County Assessor James W. Davis has submitted the following report ou the assessments: 1 b s and County Purpossi. 8 Estate Per. Prop. B. of .P W. Total 11 11,020 315,015 1,142,360 3,668,395 8 10,625 4,197,437 2,498,840 16,576,902 * 19,930 738,662 1,210,775 3,939,367 8.140 1,424,210 6,555,749 13,668,099 31 >2,810 3.431,140 3,626,208 19,050.158 P .5,285 992,648 2,274,467 7,582,400 8 9,97 5 8 79,974 1,183.68 1 2,283,630 3 IS,265 667.620 387.655 3,853,540 ? 0,530 864,425 729,772 2,114,714 1 . a 13,800 5,739,929 15,566,746 44,200,475 n Road Puroses. J 7.320 853,890 1,681,550 4,672,760 . 12,8 1 0 2,279,325 3,370,742 12,272,877 ? 7,920 1,066,335 6,390,174 12,633.429 , 16,375 702,118 2,174,765 6,913,258 ? 16,955 585,562 1,053,507 3,306,024 u 6,170 361,5100 654,285 1,971,955 5,250 392,199 1,241,723 2,430,172 p _ ci 3,800 6,739,929 16,566*748 44,200,475 J irilcipal Purposes. 0,665 4J816.882 2,364.755 19,412,302 0.000 1,151,816 255,463 2,777.278 , 4,010 273,630 77,051 694,591 5,675 169,725 161.292 766,592 ? 5,420 123,050 102,869 371,339 F >2,200 219,200 68,679 630,079 8 14,900 17,000 22.652 74,552 A . p 2,770 6,771,202 3,042,761 24,626.788 1 DAVIS, Assessor for Marion County, g ? irs.lt Must Belntellfc rolnia *er 5, AUGUST 14,1917. ttl AT WORK. ^^^"7 |Hl I K ->. ijp' <&* <? iiloir TURN UPIN COURT Pas Arrested for Speeding But rvo Forfeit Was Required. Two speeders were arrested- yeaieray by the city officers and sumloned to appear at the regular nine clock session of police court this lorning. One appeared and one did Dt. Claud Juckson, colored, the traffic iw violator to appear was on the job romptly at nine o'clock to tell his lie. He told the Mayor about backig his car on Cleveland avenue not nowing it to be a violation of the Ity ordinances. The Mayor being ery much impressed with the innoence expressed in the case dismissil Jackson after assessing him the linimum line of one dollar, which he aid. W. D. Stockley was arrested yesteray by Policeman Ward for speeding nd summoned to appear this morn* lg. For some reason he did not apear. There was no forfeit in the aae. M iHE ULLtll IH AOTOMOBILECRASI Svery Member of large Fam ily Party Killed or Injured. (By Associated Press) CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 14.? 'bree persons were killed, one probaly fatally Injured and four'others llgbtly injured late yesterday at Urine, Pa., when an automobile In which aey were riding was struck by a B. nd O. passenger train, according to ord received here today. The dead are Mrs. W. H. Judy, aged >. died following the accident in a hos ital at Confluence, Pa.; Ethel Judy, ged 8. killed instantly, and Eugene udy, aged 6, killed instantly. The fatlly Injured Is a ten months' old baby he sightly injured are VV. H. Judy, ged 35, father; Charles Judy, 14 lonths; Clyde Judy, aged 9, and Earl udy, aged 7. All the dead and Injured are memera of one family and were returning > their home at Urslna from their irm in Harnedarille, Pa., where they ad been spending a vacation. There is a warning bell at the rail)ad crossing where the accident ocurred but is believed Mr. Judy who 'as driving the machine, failed to bear ie signal or see the train. M ' L tMu- .ux Valuable. "~T~ valuable. A '"^^G^orola. The elift 4f IJry-ftraie#. rBWai means jBrtJat molsVwe IS a "necessity, q^p^shea iS'JWt ?i i^pit da TODAY'S NeWS TODAY Ml ffHTIOl SERBIA, M Would Have Alsac< and Poland Ques Peaceful Nego the 1 EUROPE T01 DEMI Movement WiM be Suspected Germany But Indicatioi Considered in (Br Associated Press) ROME, Aug. 1. ? Peace proposals I made bp Pope Benedict have been tie-1 livered to all belligerent governments. The Pope suggested restoration o? Bel- 1 glum, Servia and Rumania and peace- t ful solution of the problem, of Alsace- j Lorraine. Trentino and Triest and Poland, according to the report received ' from the Vatican sources. It Is expected the proposal will be i published today by the Vatican. , I WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.?The State , department acknowledges It hud received unofficial knowledge of Pope ' Benedict's peace proposal before to- day's news dispatches were received here. 1 No official cognizance can be taken t of it until tbe proposal is conveyed of- j Jlcially. Whatever consideration Is 1 given it will be after consultation with t the Allies. t Within the Entent diplomatic circle i the cplnion was freely and promptly ,' expressed that the peace proposal was 1 Inspired by Germany and was an attempt to split the Allies in a conflict- ( lng discussion of their war aims. j At the Apostolic legation all knowl- , edge of the Pope's proposal was dis- , claimed. It was said the papal legate j ha<l not transmitted It to the United tates government and did not cxepct to do no. The opinion was expressed that it would come through a neutral government.. The extent of the State department's information does not indicate through what channel the proposal will be conveyed and gives no information front which an inference might be drawn aB to whether it will come through one of the allied governments or through a dignitary of the church. Officials were unusually explicit in saying that it could not be discussed ubtil it came officially before the government and were emphatic in declaring that no statement whatever could bo represented as reflecting the official view. If an inference might be drawn from under currents which were started in official circles by the report, a trained observer would venture the opinion that the proposal is one which would be discussed in good faith by the Allies but that it does not meet their war aims. It was Indicated tbat a peace proposal coming from the Pope, the first actual proposal of the kind to come from the Vatican, would necessarily 1 nave lo db cuusiuoiou untuuu/ iuiu i deliberately and an answer convincing t to the world would neceBBarly have to 1 be made. I How far tbe peace proposals reflects 1 the close relationship of tbe Vatican t with Austria, whose earnest desire for i peace despite German influence is well i known, or how far it reflects the Catho- 1 lie agitation for peace in Germany, no one here would venture to say. It was recalled, however, that leading Catholics were prominent figures in the re- ' cent peace flurry in Germany. Planning Huge Loans To American Allies t ( (By Associated Press) j WASHINGTON, Ail*. 14?Conp-eas , soon will be asked to authorize an- , other loan of between three billion and four billion to the allies. Secre- i tory McAdoo and Chairman Kltchin . of the Ways and Means committee agreed on this today and also agreed upon the desirability of raising a larger sum than two billion for war purposes by taxation. Congress probably will be called on s? the December session to revise the war revenue bill now before the Senate, increasing the sum to be obtained thorugh taxation. HEWEATHBl^f j ' j 1 tonight and WedreedaXj^^j PRICE THREE CENTS fS MENT >19111, I III III j IIS IS W ] e, Trentino, Triest j tions Settled By '-Ji tiation After fj MR MOT 1 urn i un iiiuLifiiiui i : 1 of Being in the Inter&E ot J is Are That It Will be Good Faith. ' . (By Associate Pr???) -Mfc, WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.?An tUtoflHal outline of Pope Benedict'* peace 9 proposal received here discloses that the pontiff Includes aome of the prlncl> pies of world peace for which PjTMi* ieut Wilson has declared. Among the Pope's proposals are TO* iuction of arpiaments, freedom of the seas and that thore shall be no rstalla> :ory struggle after the war for world commercial supremacy. These are ra- , garded as the foundation stones of the Pope's plan. ..vw.j' The Pope's proposals which already; iiave becq delivered to resident arnbas* ff f'.l sadors and ministers of the warring powers in Home is quite long, malting |9 in print something more than a colimu of large newspaper type. Although special efforts are being made to facilitate its transmission to the United States this may not be effected for at east a day or two. Meanwhile however, an accurate >utline of the principal points of the dope's communication is in the hands >( the government bore and hai al eady received thoughtful conslderac ion. f-^| I in eloquent language the pontiff de- 4 icribes the terrible conditions existing ' m n Europo which he doclares is headed or destruction unless the beiygprents ire willing to listen to the appeals of .-va lislntorcsted friends to cease a sulci- - I ial war. I Such conditions, the Pope feels, am- | >ly Justifies him in taking the present , i:| ipportunity to suggest what may be, ie hopes, at least a foundation on '4'" vhlch peace negotiations may be In* tiatc.d. The Pope's proposal declares 4/3 bat the injuries to all belligerents mve been so great there should be no ',43 bought of reparation except for ths -58 eturn of territory. ,, ,, ; Including in the restoration of terrt* ' 4 ory tho l'ope's proposals insist there-! . K89 ihould bo the return to Germany ot all ter colonies as well as the complete - ... J estoration of Belgium to her ioy- sreignty. At tbis time the Pope's pro- *j losals are only suggested as a rough - | lasis for such negotiations and he ,ii| ealies that the details In all their oom- $ ilexlty must be worked out patiently , nd in a spirit of conciliation by the - v] iclllgerents themselves, ' yJfiSsfi Unqualified approval of President fa Vllson's plan for the avoidance of faure wars by some form ot interna* ional organiation which shall have 'Ms tehind it the necessary power to en* ? orce its judgment is given by Pope :<m lenedlct who declares that along with 'H luch a splendid project must go an iffectlve arrangement for reduction,of .nnaments to a point just sufficient 1 or defensive purposes. Barnes 200 Generals j|B In One, Nomination (By Associated Press) 5 WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.?Nomine- .r.;| ions of more than 200 new major gen- \ irals and brigadier generals who will V ioId commands In the new army were lent to the Senatl today by President iV'ilson. They include all the national ruard general officers. < / < OtfH ''i '-flrM fl,? C&J3Q1