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Compauy C Will ;
Leave Regimental j;
I Camp roaay n
for mm\
I Remainder of the First I?Iay 11
Be Gone Before W?ek ?'
r Ends. J
I ran afternoon at 4 o'clock, or at ' h
about that time, the first movement ot j
troops from the First Regiment camp |
r here to the View camp at Hattiesburg f
will begin. Orders to this effect were I
quietly lBsued this morning. Company I]
C is the only unit ot the regiment that
will go at this time, and the purpose ot
sending it in advance ot the regiment
is to have it prepare quarters tor those
i, troops that remain here.
Company C will leave in cars that
., are provided by the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad, but it is against the regula- J
tlons to disclose the route it will take
i on the trip south.
perhaps tor the last lime the troops
of the First Regiment West Virginia
I Infantry, stationed at the local Fair
Grounds, executed one of the finest military
programs that has ever been given
in this city. Eight companies strong tl
they lined up on the field with the sup- pj
ply companies, wagons, horses and oth- 0:
er units forming the background of a tl
beautiful military picture. w
R'be parade, which featured yester- e
day's festivities, began at 4:45 o'clock, fii
>pmc nrnpfirifid bv a band concert w
I given by the First Regiment' band.
The program which was carefully ar- A
ranged by Band Leader Gregory, con- P1
tained an exceptionally fine lot pt se- K
/ lections and the concert was greatly P
enjoyed by the immense crowd that *
gathered to view the boys perhaps for
the Inst time.
it is estimated that about four thousand
persons were seated in the grand
stand when the march began. The h
cheers from the crowd as the boys m
passed the viewing stand was typical Q|
of a Fairmont crowd filled with the T
J feeling of patriotism. Round after
round of applause was given each iudl- cl
V vidual company and the companies cj
which are under the leadership of Fair- a
mont men received great innovations. c]
The exact date for the departure of
the remainder of the troops from the at
local camp could not be ascertained to- lc
day inasmuch as the official orders ti
have not been received as yet. How- n
ever, it is generally understood that st
the troops will probably leave hero tl
some day this week. Orders have at- ti
ready been Issued to the supply com- pi
paniea to have everything in readiness b;
so that the men can move within a w
very short time after the official orders al
are received. et
The Baltimore and Ohio railroad will 'E
furnish about one hundred cars for the pI
I transportation 01 me troops, (joionel "
Oaborn stated today that things at tho al
southern camp are being put In tip-top
condition tor receiving the boys. He ^
said that everything possible for the ,
comfort of the troops will be provided,
Football, baseball and other out-door lr
sports are being arranged for and it is ^
expected that the boys will have many ^
means of entertaining themselves after
the hard drills that will occupy the
| " greater part of the day. se
Spanish Situation i
Is Quieting Dwon "
(By Associated Frees) < '
MADRID, Aug. 20.?Official news 8?
(is been received from throughout 8t
I Spain that tranquility reigns every- kI
where and the general strike Is ex- 10
pected to end today. A meeting of 80
the Cabinet has been called and it is a'c
I thought martial law will be annullod. ^
Penna Blackhanders
I Rounded Up Today
(Br Associated Press)
CNIONTOWN, Pa., Aug. 20.?Six
ftallana, alleged members of a "Black aC
- Band" organization which ha8 terror- *'a
I . Ized parts of Fayette county for
monthi, were arested earlv tndnv h? se
T V T, C. 8mltb, county detective, and Mi
four state troopers at Puritan, this se
I An Article
' ,
11 vnn mn mum
:i-i[Hn-ULU mm
^awrence Cain. Who Lives
At Idamay, Father of Two
Poliomyelitis attacks on people ot
llddle age are on recoil but the care
t Lawrence Cain, an idamay miner,
ged 21 and the father of two children,
hlch was diagnosed as true Infantile
aralysls this morning by Dr. Peter
'oe; Jr., of the poliomyelitis hospital
t Traction park, probably establishes
record for this state. Bryan Coleank,
the warehouseman of the Mononahela,
railway In this city, who was
victim of the outbreak ih this city last
'inter, wan only 18 years old.
Cain is being taken care of at his
ome at Idamay. The house has been
mlated carefully and a strict quaranme
has been established. His two
hildren it happens were sent away
rom their home to Doddridge county
hursday of last week.
The whole left side of his face Is parlyzed
but there Is not much danger
lat there will be a serious termlna-1
on of the case.
Dr. Noe also visited the home of the I
arents of Louis Berl at Middleton this
lornlng and found that this little Italin
who la two years and eleven
lonths old, also has the paralysis. His
Ight leg and the left side of the face
re affected. He will be taken to the
ospltal this afternoon.
Jot a Man Will Be Forgotten
By the Red Cross
The American Red Cross with its
tree million members hag JubL comleted
plans for the Christmas cheer
t every soldier and sailor in the Naonal
service. Many of the men who
il be in the cantonments and trenchs
this year will be spending their
rst Christmas away from home. None
ill be forgotten.
Red Cross Chapters nearest the 32
.rtny Camps and Cantonments will
robably arrange in their towns, Comtunity
Christmas Tress with carols,
ageants and Holiday Movies to
hich the GOO,000 men in training will
e invited.
AwMnnwomont nf tlin Hottillo ftf thn
Altaugeuicuw VI luu UVVHIIB Wi mv
hristms celebration for our men in
ranee is being made, but tbe Red
ross will see to it that every Boldler
as his Chirstmas package with its
essage of good-will from the women
a the home side of the Atlantic,
here will be surprises in even
ickage, but all of them are likely to
jntain writing paper, pipes, tobacco,
gars and cigarettes, unbreakable
tirrors puzzles, dominoes, banderliefs
and playing cars.
Many of the Cnapters are already
: work finishing their Christmas alitments
of comfort bags. Most of
rem are made of khaki and are furished
with extra pairs of woollen
>cks, housewives with needles, pins,
iread and buttons. Detailed auggesons
of how to wrap these Christmas
ickages for shipping will be issued
y the Red Cross. The Red Cross
ill also welcome the cooperation of
ayone desiring to have a part in
inding Christmas Cheer to the men
i training or at the front. Some peo
e win warn mj give money to uuy arcles,
bags, mouth organs, envelopes
id paper, safety razors, extra soap,
>oons and knives. Some will want
i have a personal part in tying up
ie packages. Children will be asked
i help wltn the package making.
The gifts will be bought from conibutions
especially given for the
hristmag greeting. The Red CroBs
:ar Fund will not be used for this
irpose. 1
Last year the American Red Cross
int presents of various kinds to the
en on the Mexican border and the
arines at Haiti and San Domingo,
be articles were suggested by Gen al
Pershing on the request of Red
ross officials. Commenting on the
ed Cross Christmas gifts to the solera
,he said, "These things bring tbe
ildler to remember that the people
home are behind him. You do not
row how much that is going to mean j
us who are abroad. You do not ,
Idler who is over here carrying the ]
ig for his country."
Twenty-Dollar Hogs |
May Come This Week j
. i
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20.?Despite a i
rge supply for the Monday market, <
necener hogs or the higher grades 1
vanced 35 cents at Union stock c
rdn here today and sold as high as (
9.60 a hundred. Today's price repre- 1
ots an advance o( (2.05 since last 1
ok day. Dealers almost without re- i
rvo today predicted (20 hogs tomor- r
w or Wednesday. p
To complete the war strea
comrades to the 69th Regiment Ar:
SflflNBE Hi
Stock Subscription List
Will Be Closed This
Some time this week workmen In
the employ of Knight and Haas will begin
to redecorate the banking room on
Main street which is to be occupied
by the Fairmont State Bank, and the
indications now are that the new financial
Institution will be opened for business
during the latter part of September.
The subscriptions for stock have
been coming in quite rapidly, according
to those who have the matter In hand,
anrl thn citHur>Hntinn list will hp. closed,
this week. The election of officers and
directors will take place soon after
that, early next week, in all probability,
and the-other details of the organization
will follow rapidly. The bam;
will start with p paid up capital of
$100,000 and a surplus of $50,000.
Was Stricken With Pneumonia
in ChilliCothe?
End Come Today.
News of the death of Fred Marcus
Haymontl, formerly of this city, which
occurred early this morning at a hospital
ia Chillicothe, O., was conveyed'
here early today in messages to rela-;
tives*. Later telephone communications I
stated that Mr. Haymond had been in 1
for several days from pneumonia and 1
since Saturday his condition had been j
critical. Mr. Haymond had but recent- j
ly gone to Chillicothe, 0., and no news j
of his illness had been received by
The body will be brought here for
interment in Woodlawn cemetery and
will probably reach here tomorrow
The deceased was a son of the late
Marcus and Mary Haymond, former
prominent residents of this city. He is
survived by three sisters, Mrs, E. E.
3hinn and Mrs. D. P. Fitch, of this city;
Mrs. Frederick 0. Smith, of Akron, O.,
md three brothers, Charley, of Idanay:
William, of Enterprise, and Jos
sph, of this city. Mr. Haymond had
>een absent from the city for a number
>f years working at different points in
Dhlo. He was more familiarly known
lera among older residents as "Happy"
Raymond. Undertaker Musgrave and
Son will have charge of funeral ar angements
which hare not been.comleted.
' Substance In Fmit
VutV^ Newspt
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liW.-jyTlwyl': -J.
mx-t. ^mma
gib of the old 69!h Regiment, Boon to go t
mory. The photographs shows the scene
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Lies About the United [
Spread By Agitators.
German Trick Has Been
Disclosed and Leaders
A va A r?fi r.cr
AXVVAll^l fl,
This is the third of tlie articles p
written by Charles Edward Russell,
stall writer lor The West Virgin- h
iaa, who spent three months in a
..nssia as a member of the official
! Root commission appointed by
President Wilson. These articles P
contain the fruits of Russell's ob- 11
scrvatons in his dual capacity as *
reporter and government investi- s
gator. (1
I (Copyright ,1917, by the Newspaper (
Enterprise Association.)
If you are an American, of course t
you hope Russia will be active and 1
. strong on the bat'
:<i' .. ' Cik. "e ^'De' ^Uyoriug
f a punch tor ai"
g?gffl| It looks SOITietimes
frotn the a
day's news as if 8
JtcuBsia wub aooui ^
? ?? as it is painted, w
RUSSELL You can always f<
1 discount about 71 o:
per cent, of all the gloom and old blue oi
stuff you read about it. V
Xecdn't Worry Mnch About Russia, v
In the next place, for what is left 111
of actualities gone wrong there is al- h
ways a perfectly good reason, and a
when you come to know it you see n
that nothing could be otherwise and
there isn't much to worry about.
All the existing situation in Russia I
?the real situation, I mean; not the L
nightmares dreamed by the Blue Line
Boys?Is the natural result of the old
regime or the forces that overthrew
Take tbis matter of a halt In the
Russian military activities. Here are s
some facts about that not generally tl
known in ths country and yet facte a:
that ought to be pondered by every w
American. m b:
To begin, with, the Russian temper- a
? ?? o'
(Continued on page two) la
s, By America's Forei
3, AUGUST 20,1917.
o France, 350 men of the Seventh woi
on Fifth Avenue during the march.
Scalp Was Cut When He
Stepped Into Hole At
Guard Camp.
Capt. Thos. Reed met with an accient
at the mobilization camp grounds
V - a*. -1.I-U T*^,1 ??
asieraay auernuuii wmuu icuuitvu h? i
sinful though not serious Injuries.
Capt. Reed with his grandsons had
ift the grandstand after the parade
nd were crossing to wliero the Captin's
horse was hitched, when he steped
in a hole, falling and striking his
ead against a water pipe. His head
as severely eut requiring several
titcbes to close the wound which was
reused at the hospital tent. The Captin
was otherwise badly bruised and
trred by the fall and is today confined
t his bed.
?- ?
ra L. Loses Gun
But Gains Drummer
Ira D. Smith, of Everson, appeared
t the office of Commissioner Ira L.
mlth Saturday afternoon and uliowtg
u letter from a friend In Arizona
inde inquiry abou' the Winchester
tat was mysteriously received by the
omntissioner earlier in the week.
inun irom tverson naa reaa in xne
/est Virginian that the City Commisoner
had received the gun, which
Id riot belong to him.
It was very'evident that the gun
as the property of Ira D. and in a
w minutes after he entered the
lice of Ira L. had the gun and was
a hie way to his home at Everson.
/bile In the office Ira D., who is a
eteran fox hunter, viewed the comisgoner's
new drum and stated that
e had one somewhat similar to it. In
few minutes he was signed up as a
iember of the Smith Military band.
[entucky Sheriff
And Judge Arrested
(By Associated Press)
RUSSELLVILLE. Ky., Aug. _ 20.?
Derm James a. xayioc a uiemoer ul
is Locan county exemption baord
od County Judge J. W. Edwards
ere placed under arrest here today
7 Deputy U. 8. Marshal I}, M. Rlchrson
on charge of conspiring to vllate
provision ofi selective draft
noisi Jelly Authority
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k* w&Sl ^
ra ,
|k:$N I
Hi i
ipyrig'at Underwood & Underwood,
c chosen. They were escorted by thelt
I ? '
Took Twenty-five Cent
Jump To That Figure
This Morning.
(By Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20.? Pennsylvania
crude oil advanced 25 cents today
to $2.50 the highest price in onequarter
of a century.
Other new prices posted by the South
Penn Oil company were Corning $2.60;
Cabell, $2.57, and Somerset, $2.40, each
quotation representing an advance of
10 cents.
Chief Harr Himself s On the
Job?Woodward Gets
The dog campaign started Saturday
by Policeman Woodward and bis assistant,
was continued today with Chief
Harr joining the ranks. The orficcrs
spent the morning driving over the
Hast Side section in one of the city
trucks picking up the stray dogs as
they could be found. In all four dogs
were captured this morning and taken
to the crematory where later they will
be killed. The officers state that they
are learning the art of "dog catching"
and after a few days will have the city
clear of all stray canine.
In spite of the fact that a large net
with a long handle has been prepareu
to catch the dogs, Policeman Wood!
ward was this morning bitten by one of
the animals. The dog left the marks
of Its teeth on both of his arms just
above the wrist. His arm has been
carefully dressed to prevent any infection.
? ? T> J T~
uounty Duaru is
Examining Men
The first one hundred men of the
286 called by the second order of
the local exemption board No. 2 with
headquarters at Mannlngton, are being
examined today on the third floor
of the First National Bank building
of that city. Ninety five men will be
examined tomorrow ana ninecy-un;
men will be examined Wednesday. It
le hoped that out of this number the
county quota, outside of the city of
Falhnont, will be accepted for service.
i on the Women's Pc
ilr and warmer tonight; Tu? J
IMS 111 I
Ml M HAS fl
'British Hare Again Bombed
German Posts In Vjffl
Press Reports &ly the Posi?
tion of the Austrians If
Tho French took the offensive, Oh
tho Venlun front striking along a HO 9
tor of eleven miles on both bank! of
the Mouse river. Early official re- .vjjj
ports from Paris while giving ttm 4*tafls
ot tho battle, say it has developed 1
to the advantage of the French and ' ' I
prisoners are already passing
The first reports do not show whatha 1
er the French have inaugurated a auk
jor offensive although the indication# N
are that the operation 1b an unusualljg ?
important one There has been sharp <1
fighting recently on the Verdun trogg
which has been the scene of some
of the most sanguinary struggle* '1
the war. it was in this sector that, <9
the German Crown Prince launched '.>S|
an offensive early last year In an attempt
to break the French lines Ion*
Ing several hundred thousand men
without gaining any* material advaaj- '
\.ast week the Germans made sharp
local attack there possibly having lte- '
rned of the French preparations and Jj
hoping to break them up. For several
days the French have been conducting
a terrific bombardment ot thai pffgH
German lines.
In the north the German* made ' a
counter attacks near positions taken ff?%
yesterday b ythe British near Tpehy, '} I:
London roports that tho asBault was
repulsed completely. The British '*?
line on tho Ypres froht has been fifer
vanced slightly.
Heavy fighting is in progress on tba V/?
Italian front, the Austrian war Office
announced yesterday that a general
offensive had been inaugurated fey the
Italians on a 37 mile front from the j
region of Tolmino to a point near the
The Italian official statement of yes- 9
a 1 - .11,1 mAnSl/vn ?Un ottasW
luruay uiu uui ujouuuu iu? ?vwv? - - ^
but pre3s dispatches from Rome t>
day speak of the new Italian advance ' SS
and say the situation for Austria is />.
Another great aerial raid over Bit v||
glum was made by the British aer> ' "'1
planes on Saturday night. Many tons
of bombs were dropped on various '
objectives. The British aeroplanes re- ' ViJH
turned safely after battle with German
machines one of which v>as shot . - J
BERLIN. Aug. 20.?The War o?ci
announces that the French without V'itM
fighting have occupied the Talon ridgs
on the Verdun front east of the Vj
Meuse. At ail other places over a
front of 14:i miles, the German General
staff reports, fighting is in full -t
The German high command said
that Talou ridge was given up by ;V
the Teutons because this line of de- 'J
fense since last March had only been VJ
occupied by outposts.
Forces of the Central powers en : Va
the Rumanian front havo driven back . " |
the Rumanians on both sides of the
Oitua Valley and In the direction of V
the Trouts valle, it was officially unounced
today by the German war Of- f
Ask Works Board MM
For Better Conditions 1
Angelo Zarzla, a resident of the -]
Pennsylvania avenue section, appear- ; 'JB
c:l at the regular weekly meeting of
the Board of Affairs this morning V|M
wit h several Italians asking the city-. /3a
to take action towaid numerous lmprovements
along Pennsylvania ave- . wfs
nue and the Hamdon roads section. '
Zarzia suggested that the street
lighting be Imporved, that the city
take action toward making the sew- v||j
era in that action more sanitary, and \;78
that the highways In general be improved^
The Board of Affairs listened to toe >:M
discussion of the situation as presented,
after which the Board of Affairs
referred each of the suggested lm- :{|
prove.rents to the individual commissioners
that Is In charge,
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