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11 Greatest Russian Danger is'
Peace Talk in the Un
| ited States.
I famous writer ?v?u nao
With Root Begins Series
Charles Edward Russell, famous |
Ift writer for the West Virginian has
spent three mouths in Jtussia as
a member of the American commission
to the new Russian government
which was headed by
Ellhu Root. Jlis opportunities for |
observation and Investigation of
Russian conditions were unparalleled,
as all the resources ot the
p, provisional government wore plac
ed at his disposal. Tha commission
has just returned to this country,
and 'Russell, after closing his
| immediate official business, has
started to write the truth about
[, Russia. His first article is printed
today; watch for others.
By Charles Edward Russell.
(Copyright 1917, by the Newspaper
' Enterprise Association)
V Will Russia fight?
' Of the thousands of eager questions
plumped at the Root commission, of
which I was a member, since it came
back on American soil, thlg has outnumbered
all the others together.
Will Russia fight?
Ves! Russia will fight! She will
fight with courage, skill, persistence
and success. She will put up a strictly
first class article of fight and she
will win with it.
Provided only that she gets any
I kind of a fair chance and thai tue;
) United States of America will let her
I find that millions of us seem to
have this whole Russian business]
wrong end to. We think, for instance,)
that if Russia is not now pushing the,
i war vigorously the reason is that the
1 Russians have a great, broad streak
of yellow in them?yellow and not
This is the most monstrous fake
and lie that was ever believed by one
nation of another. It is a slander and
a libel and ought to bo dropped, burled
There are no braver men on the
face of this earth than the great majority
of the Russian soldiers. Ask
anyone that has seen them In action,
ask those that saw the marvelous and
almost incredible heroism displayed
by the Russian army In the famous
L i movements of the summer of 1915. Ask
\ ' anyone that can tell you of the mass
|| ' es of Russian soldiers that have gone
unarmed against the best equipped;
troops in the world and have fought
i them with bare hands. I
To hear the uninformed casting re,'i
flections upon the valor of such men.
or sneering at the Russian nation as
"yellow" is a hard sfrain on patient
The real reason for the apparent
halt and hesitation on Russia's part
since the revolution is something very
different. What it is I hope to be able
I, to make clear In the articles that will
follow this, and I think you will agree
with me before I am through that the
h^rsh criticism of Russia by any Amer
I lean is rankly unjust and that what
thA rant altnntinn for is the ut
II most sympathy and not a word of
Beset by thousand difficulties and
dangers, problems and perplexities
such as no nation has ever faced, all
kinds of difficulties of which you in
, this country have never heard nor suspected,
nor dreamed, Russia has kept
on with the most amazing fortitude
and resolution, and when you come to
know the whole story you will be filled
with wonder to know that she has
done as well as she has.
a None but a very great people could
have pulled out of that bole.
But for today I want to talk about
our own uuuulij.
You think the question whether Russia
will fight depends upon Russia.
Let me tell you something.
It depends far more upon you.
You have no need to worry about
Russia so far as she herself and alone
Is concerned. You have more reason
to worry about the United States.
I come home to find that at the
worst possible moment that the devil
himself could devise, this nation Is listening
to a horde of traitors, German
agents, selfish politicians, and chicken
hearted peace at any pricers bab
bling a lot of stuff loaded with the
deadliest peril for Russian and for
I see members of congress that un
rebuked Introduce resolutions for a
k peace conference or demand a state^RlV
ment of the terms of peace or other
l ' wise do Potsdam's dirtiest work.
K I hear of "peace conventions" and
"peace leagues" at a time when every
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MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRES8.
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GIVES ME 1091
Former East Side Young I
Man Aids the Fight j
(Special Dispatch to West Virginian.) '
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 17-Bryau j
F. Colebank, a patient in the Allegheny
General hospital here, yesterday gave
blood to relieve children afflicted with
the child plague in Monongah, W. Va.
The blood was taken by Dr. Lacey, of
the hospital staff.
Mr. Colebank is well known in Fairmont
having been warehouse man for
the Monongahela R. R. Co. It was
while working here that he suffered
his attact of infantile paralysis in Jan-/
uary of this year.
Through the courtesy ol Brooks
Fleming, Jr., Dr. Chesney Ramage has
secured a suply of serum for the treatment
of poliomyelitis that may break
out In the future. Mr. Fleming realizing
the situation Instructed the city
health officer to get an immediate supply
of the serum and that he would
stand any expense,
Dr. Ramage wrote to the Alleghaney
General Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pa. for
a sunnlv of the scrum explaining the
epidemic situation in this section. The|
authorities at the hospital issued a call I
for volunteers and immediately sever-1
al responded. Yesterday two donors!
had blood extracted from their veins
eacn giving over a pint each. The
blood was immediately prepared and
sent to Fairmont today. It was turned
over to Dr. C. W. Waddell who is
in charge of the serum.
Because the donors were residents
of another city and gave their blood
so freely they were given presents
by Mr. Fleming. The cost of extracting
the quart of blood and for its
preparation, and the presents cost Mr.
Fleming over $100.
The Alleghany General Hospital has
promised that in case any more of
the serunfis needed that they will be
ablo to supply all that is necessary.
The supply that arrived in Fairmont
this morning is enough to make from
twenty to thirty treatments.
Previous to this time the many little
donors of the city have suplled the
physicians with enough of the serum
but It was thought advisable by Mr.
Fleming to get an additional supply
ready for any unexpected outbreak.
Injury Holds Up
City Health Officer Chesney M.
Ramags today received a letter from
William Hannan, Jr., the representative
of the Odorless Crematory company
of Macon, Ga,, who was supposed
to be in Fairmont early in the week
to draw up the contract for the purchase
of the new city Incinerator.
In his letter Mr. Hannan stated that
he had been detained in a New York
hospital with a crushed foot and was
not able to come to Fairmont However
he expeced to get out of the hospital
by the latter part of the week
and that immediately he would come
Left for Home.
Miss Ada Berman, of Sudbrook
Park, Baltimore, who has been the
gnest at the house party at the home
of Mlsi Edythe Klaw, in Plerpont
avenue for the past three weeks returned
to her home today. Enroute
home she will stop at Cumberland,
Md., where she will be the gnest of
Mias Fannye Kline for a few days.
fill Be a Series of th
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FAIRMONT, WEST VI
FIVE IPS I
Believed That Time Bombs
Placed in the Cargoes
Of the Remainder One is
British and the Other
PACIFIC PORT, Aug. 17. ? Five
ships, three American, one British and
one Japanese, are over due at this port
and have been practically given up by
their owners and agents.
Mariners say they believe the vessels
have been destroyed hv time bombs
placed in cargoes by enemy agents.
This story was strengthened today
when a sailor employed near thin port
told of having seen fragile bottles conalning
acid taken from cargoes of powder
cases where they had been placed
in such a manner that the breaking
of the bottles would have Ignited the
IK 10 DIM
Will Hear Details of a Plan
to Popularize M. V. T.
The Fairmont Chamber of Commerce
is this evening entertaining all
the bankers along the various lines
~~~i<- Vollav Tronfinn
01 me MUIlusaueio. iwut,
company on behalf of the Messrs. Robert
Garret and Sons, bankers of Baltimore,
Md. The affair will take place
in the dining room of The Fairmont
hotel and will be attended by all the
local bankers as well as by many
from Monongah, Shinnston, Worthington,
Farmington, Mannington, and
The purpose of the banquet is to
submit for discussion a means by
which the patrons of the Monongahela
Valley Traction company may
take out stock and share in the profits.
The plans that will be submitted this
evening have been drawn by the Robert
Garret and Sons company who
are financially interested in the traction
company. The patrons of the
traction company will be Induced to
cooperate through the various town
Hon. O. S. Mcinney will preside as
toastmaster with the following speakers:
George W. Bower3, of Mannington;
George W. Duddear, secretary of
the Board of Trade of Clarksburg;
George M. Alexander, Robert T. Cunningham,
J. M. Jacobs and Mayor Anthony
Bowen, T. Stockton and George
E. elley will attend to represent Robert
Garret and Sons.
A special car will arrive in Fairmont
at six o'clock bringing the
bankers from Clarksburg and intermediate
points to the banquet.
I P OnDHUPMI
u, u. nuDiiioun
Is Named For Place Made
Vacant by J. F. Miller's
The Board of Affairs yesterday se
lected J. C. RoblnBon, a carpenter Dy
trade, to succeed J. T. Miller, who has
been city treasurer for so many years
and who has resigned to accept a position
as deputy sherift under Sheriff
Mr. Robinson will assume his duties
immediately. It Is probable that he
will take the oath of office today ana
immediately upon furnishing bond will
begin his services. Today Mr. Robinson
is at his new office becoming acquainted
with the work.
The latter part of August Is the best
time in the year for a new man to begin
his duties, with tax collections
cleared away and desk is clear for a
new year's business.
g Russell Articles or
7est Virginia's Greatest fiewsp
RGINIA, FRIDAY EVENINi
Draft Board is Now Hard at!
The draft board for the city of Fairmont
is making out a complete history
of every person that has been called I
in either the first or the second call.
The history of the person since they
were first called will give the date
on which their call was mailed, the
date on which it was received, their
sereal and order numbers, the defects
of their examination, discharges, the
complete basis of their exemption
claims, if they made any, the date on
which they were considered, whether
they were accepted or rejected, and the
date on which they were certified for
service and much more Information re-1
garding their calls. The completion of
this history will require several days
but when finished will supply detailed
Information regarding every case.
' *"LU- -hnismnw of llQ Inr>fl1 I
I captain Willie, uaauuinu ui i.uv <vvHi |
board, stated this morning that he was j
J awaiting the receipt of the official list j
' of those drafted from the district board j
which would arrive here not later than
Monday. The first notices will then
be sent out informing them that they
have been selected for service. These
notices will be received either the 21st
or 22d of this month followed by the
call to colors which will be received
not later than August 26.
There are thirteen that have not yet
been located. It is important that the
public do everything in their power to
help the local board get In touch with
them. If they do not show up, their
names will be given to the government
and severe action taken punishing
them as traitors. If they are not located
their places ihust be filled by others
that are now registered. Those that
have not been located are:
I Order. Serial. Name,
37 600 James Baker.
I 44 604 James R. Hicks.
| 73 601 Edgar Mayo.
80 613 Philip T. Steven.
92 721 Eddie N. Smith.
97 2S0 Frank Scott
115 1148 Bennle Jones.
156 792 Jamea E. Coatee.
165 1485 Charles E. Jones.
169 211 Samuel Harris.
177 1141 James E. Taylor.
185 1305 Ray F. Bobet.
205 8 0 5 Frank SlmmB.
It Is the belief at the local draft offt
that the 88 now certified will not
bo sufficient to furnish the city's quota
ot 76. Several appeals will be granted
because of dependents, while at least
three men In the employment of the
railroads will be discharged, and some
are expected to fall on a final physical
At Atlantic City,
Mr. and Mrs James A. Meredith
and son Jamison, are spending several
weeks at Atlantic City. They are
stopping at the St. Charles hotel.
i Russia, Started Tod
G, AUGUST 17,1917. t
ILL THEY HATCl
\ THE nes1
i ivl i iiiiiiuinuu i
Major Henry D. Hatfield's
Visit to This City Quite
Patriotism is not lacking in Fairmont
so far as the medical fraternity of
tha city is concerned. This fact was j
made quite evident at the meeting of j
local physicians which was held last
evening at Cook hospital and which
was addressed by Major H. D. Hatfield,
former governor of the state. The purpose
of the meeting was to afford the
ex-governor an opportunity to explain
to the doctors of this city the scheme
of the Medical Reserve Corps of the
United States and to urge them to Join.
The crowd of physicians that gathered
at the hospital was small but the
enthusiasm that characterized It easily
made up for the lack iu numbers. Dr.
\V. H. Sands, president of the local
medical society, introduced the speak
er. Major Hatlicld began immediately
to stir up interest and before he had
gone very far in his address he asked
for volunteers who would be willing to
give their professional services to the
country it they were needed.
Five prominent local physicians responded
to the call and immediately
took the examination. They were put
through a physical as well as professional
examination and all passed the
tests with ease. They were the Doctors
J. E. Offner, A. L. Peters, Carter
S. Fleming, E. P. Smith and H. D.
Causey. These men have been accepted
on the certificate of Major Hatfield
and are now awaiting orders to report
to the government for duty. The names
of these doctors have been sent to the
Surgeon General's office and will be
placed on the reserve list for call when
In his short but brilliant address Major
Hatfield stated the aims and purposes
of the Medical Reserve Corps.
He said that those who filed their ap
plications lor enlistment Into the Medical
Reserve Corps may never be called
to service. This will all depend on how
long the present war will last.
The purpose of the Medical Reserve
Corps as outlined by the ex-governor is
to ascertain bow many medical men
the government can depend upon to anBwer
the call to service if they should
be needed. He said that if the situation
becomes serious enough and not
sufficient men respond to the call there
will be a special draft for physicians
and all will be forced into the service.
This resort, however, will be a last
one bb it la hoped that a large enough
number will be secured without the
use of the draft.
After the address an open round table
was held at which all those present
were given an opportunity to aslc
questions. Many interesting points
-n-Ai-a hrnneht tin and discussed. The
meeting was attended by many nurses
from Cook hospital who are interested
in the topic of the hour.
ay-They Are One o
ODAY'S NEWS TODAY
UNDER IIP OF CARS 1
Four-Year-Old at Bingamon f|
Literally Ran Into Jaws s
of Death. 0
John Audla, aged four years, the I
little son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Audia' I
of Bingamon was crushed to death at I
nine o'clock this morning when he
with his little sister Catherine, aged
five years stepped out of their yard
and ran Into a long load of coal cars
running past their house. The little
child was badly crushed about the '
body and lived but fifteen minutes after
The children had been playing In
their yard and not noticing the cars
passing on the coal track which was
only a few feet from their gate went
out of the yard and ran into the passing
cars. The motorman and brake- '
man on the load of cars which were P
the property of the Harden Gas Coal 11
company did not see the children ?
step from the gate and before the cars
could be stopped the little boy was '
dead. The little girl was slightly be- 1
hind her brother and escaped without c
any injuries. 11
The motorman was on the front
end of the trip but as the motor had f
passed the gate before the accident r
occurred he did not notice the chil- <
dren. The brakeman who was on the t
rear end of the trip had his mind cen- 5
tered upon a switch over which they
were passing and did not see the chil- t
dren as they dashed out. e
Coronor Frank Lloyd of this city L
was called to the scene and after an
investigation pronounced the death -i
KISS IN |.
INGRENSE IS I
Decide to Hold Corn Roast
at Quarterly Meeting b
Next Month. t,
A large turn out of the members of t;
the Fairmont Business Men's association
attended the business meeting ot
the association held at the Y. M. C. j
A. yesterday evening. t
The meeting was specially arranged t
to increase the yearly dues from twelve
to fifteen dollars. A motion was sub- =
mitted and carried making the in- F
At the meeting of the membcrB in
September which is the regular quar??1_
?? fv,o oKcnpiation will en
L?n> uiCKiiuft *.?w ?
Joy 3 corn roast. The corn roast given , j
last year was such a decided success j
that they have been Induced to at- j
tempt a similar social event this year. - i?
f the Big Things of tl
he weather, j? 3fvi
tonight and Saturday.
"price three cents ||
!IMRNDQ Ulll i 1
SEIZE 11ES 1
fustice Carter Declares thai |
He Will Fix the
tm h m ]
Committee of Operaiofg
Could Not Control
erators of State. ^ .'a
(By Associated Press) "" 9
CHICAGO, Aug. 17.?After t declaip,
Ion by a representative of the DUcoUl I
oal operators that they bad eoncluw
d not to co-operate, JuBtlce Oraa N; |
'arter, state coal controller, today ba?
an hearings with a view to fixing reas] >9
Attorney Ralph CrowB, for the opearM
ors, reviewed the situation, Including1 a
tops taken for federal control, and 1
he Illinois strlks situation and COta- :3
lulled with the statement that in view
f those facts the operators had cons
luded not to co-operate Levi Mayeijs _ jj
halrman of the Law and Legislation ,*j|
ommittee of the Illinois State Council j
f Defense, asserted that operator* had a
epudlated their agreement. Justice
larter said: "I shall not comment on!
he action of the operators. Wo will'
rocced with the hearing and in, ther
nil I will fix prices." J
As originally contemplated a com* *
nittee of operators would have been' j M
mpowered to bind the coal producer*, - . -9
o abide by any price fixed by the con-j it
roller. At a meeting a week ago a , |
ommittee of operators agreed to be;
iound, but it speedily developed that
hey could not control the rank and! h
Among friends of Governor Lowden
t was said that be is determined to : .
elzathe mines If the operators rymli| , 3
ICE CIIIRT IS 'I
traffic Law Violators Hav$.
Been Paying for Their ,
Thus far It appears as If August j
s going to be a record breaker at
ollco court. The first 15 days of po* . J
co court show a total of 37 arrests | '
nd lines amounting to 5238. It is
iteresting to note that over hall of
to arrests have been traffic viola*
ors and that $130 of the $238 fines ... / J
ollected have been from trafllo
Tho arrests and fines for various ofr c
011303 are as follows: Traffic ar?
ests, 20, $130; drunk and disorderly, />M
, $55; loitering, 4, $40; robbery, 4,
ured over to tbo county; sign law 1>
Tho 20 traUTc violation! kavs * .'/%
rougkt tho city $130, making an av- . -y:a|
rago fine of $0.60 for a traffic Ti?
ra Smith's Band' '|jjl
Continues to Grow, j:^l
A large number of candidates tern
ra Smith's new military band attendd
the rehearsal yesterday evening
i the State street school bouse. Thnrs*. foag
ay has been made a regular meeting:
igbl for the band.
Commissioner Smith reports that at
ach meeting he sees more enthusiasm .
nd judging by the increasing number ifi/MS
oat attend each meeting be feels the
and Is sure to be a big success.
Among tbe many that attended yes*
prri.iv pypntng was Walter Rarrlmf/in. -yfcsl
'bo is directing the band. The next ''* &
teetlng will be held next Thursday at
Luther Bamhart and Miss Delia '
lartley who bad been the guests ot
.ev/ls Barnhart at Baxter, have rejrncd
Laborers?Apply at 1
OWENS BOTTLE fflM
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