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Russell Bitterly Arraigns f
Propaganda Carried On
In Petrograd.
I wP^ro Germans From This
f' '' Country Were Ahead of
- \ It Spreading Lies.
This is another of the serlea of
Articles by Charles Edward Russell,
staff writer of The West Virginian,
who has just returned from Russia,
ipf where he spent threefimonths as a i
member1 of the official United
States commission to the new Russian
(Copyright, 1917, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Asociatlon.) ]
"The people of the United States
are not in favor of this war."
"The government of the United '
States is controlled absolutely by the
munitions makers. For the sake of
profits the munition makers wanted
the United States to go Into the war.
That is the only reason why the United
States is in it."
"The people of the United States
are utterly opposed to the war and
wish to make peace at once. They
are about to overthrow their government.
Then they will make peace
with Germany and the war everywhere
will come to an end.
"The other day In the United
States Senate a resolution was Introduced
for peace. You see?I told
you. I know what the people of
America think. I am an American
myself and I know they are dead
agatnst this war."
TheBe are a few samples of the
etuff dinned Incessantly into the ears
| of Hussians by a thousand profession- J
al trouble makers, anarchists and the
like, returned from America with
American passports in their pockets
to try to win the situation for Germany.
This stuff and worse.
Sometimes they tell the Russians
that conditions in the United States
are far more intolerable than they
ever were In Russia under the czars,
that t^e people are more oppressed
and more miserable, that whatever
else the Russians do with their freedom
they must be on their guard
against establishing any government
in the leejt like that of the United
"The United States has Vuined
Cuba and Mexico," they say. "It has
enslaved its own people. It has now
"?.*?r?ieolnnh ntrnr Horo tn nrft
HtTUk tuwuuooiuuu w. V. I.v. W ?w r- ?
pare the way to enslave you. Above
everything else, be on your guard
gfj' against America. I know what it Is.
Mam an American myself, Look at
y American passport."
"The United States will never do
ty fighting in this war. Do not be
iceived. The United States is only
uffing. It doesn't intend to fight.
The munition makers only want ,
I some fat orders for guns and things
and th^nthe United States will make
peace wtlh Germany. That is what
(Continued on Page Two.)
? IllllkV VVkUflkU
t Policeman Tom Ford Picks
Up Lad Who Contemplat j
ed Deserting.
A young soldier whose name Is Cecil
and a member of the First Regl- (
ment was arrested at the corner of \
Main and Jefferson streets at noon today
charged with attempting to go to ;
/J^$t. Louis and thereby escape service
J^Ftfr Uncle Sam.
Wfcr He came to Fairmont several weeks
F ago from his home in St. Louis. He '
f was arrested by Policeman Tom Ford ,
for sleeping in a box car at the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad station. Notb
ing was missed irom me dox car ana (
I he was dismissed, whereupon he Joined
. the First Regiment at Camp CornweU. ,
V A Information was given Officer Ford ;
this morning that the bo; had been ]
I skipping drill and that he was planning
Ml to return to St. Louis. He was arrest
ed by Policeman Ford, brought to the '
city jail and locked up. He will be .
turned over to proper authorities at the
I \ BOSTON, Aug. 23. ? Orlando A.
Somen, of Kokoho, lnd? was elected <
commander in chief of the G. A. R. at 1
WMH-b closing session of the annual en- I
^^^ Tampment today. There were no other I
b candidates and the election was by ac- 1
W cbunatlon. c
I | No One
j1l ^ ' w&QfKi
i smoiiN i
am homes
it mi nnn pchpi t
Some Beautiful Buildings
Were Destroyed In Famous
Old City.
British Military Authorities
Are Feeding 30,000
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Aug. 23.?The first detailed
account of the disastrous fire
at Salonikl last Sunday Is contained
In a Reuter dispatch from that city
which ?ays that 60,000 persons are
homeless and the property loss is
Bliumiuu?. uinuiaui'B i.uiii|'uiiiiv>] ?.W |
interested to the extent of from two
million pounds to three million'
The military rendered all possible
aid but the scarcity of water made
It almost hopeless to attempt to subdue
the flames. Refugees are camping
on the outskirts of the town.
The. destitute are being cared for by
the entente military authorities, the
British having 80,000 in their charge.
Food and fresh water are very scarce.
The whole sea front from the Customs
houso to the famous White Tow
er with its fine buildings including
the famous church of St. Dlmltri and
several other churches and mosques
was destoryed.
Three enemy aeroplanes flew over
the city and dropped bombs while the
Are was burning.
at jenkins home
Rear of Valuable East Side
Residence Destroyed
Early This Morning.
The fine three story frame residence
of Cletus H. Jenkins on Pittsburgh
avenue, blast side, caught fire
shortly after two o'clock this' morning
and berore tne names couiu ue uiw
guished much damage was done. Damages
are estimated at least $3,000.
The cause of the fire will perhaps always
be a mystery, although it is the
opinion of many who visited the scene
that spontaneous combustion was responsible.
At the time of the fire Mr. and Mrs.
Jenkins were on their way to Atlantic
City on a pleasure trip. Mr. Jenkins
is president of the Central West Virginia
Coal Operators' Association and I
together with D. R. Luwsou, secretary i
of the association, had been at Wash-1
:ngton attending a meeting in that city
for the organisation of the National
Coal Operators' Association. Last
night Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins went to Atlantic
City where they were planning
to spend several days.
A member of the family of J. H. Kinkade,
of 509 Pittsburgh avenue, discovered
the blaxe. it then appeared as
though it bad started on the back porch i
from a pile of rags, although this was |
uncertain, as the fire had by this time I
gained considerable headway and was |
rapidly spreading to the upper parts of i
the building.
Immediately the East side fire department
was summoned and within a
few minutes after the alarm was at
Ntp house extinguishing the fire. The
Central fire station was then informed
and Chief Watkins and a crew of
firemen ruBhed to the East side. By
this time the fire had reached the attic
and there was an eight-foot blaze
coming from the roof. With the aid of
the fire apparatus from both departments
it took just forty-five minutes
to get the blaze under control, this being
from 2:20 a. m. to 3:05 o'clock.
The furniture in the home was removed
before mnch damage was done,
although some of it was water soaked.
The chief damage was done to the back
part of the house, completely destroying
the hack porch, three bed rooms
and the attic.
Painters were located at the home
yesterday and it is the belief that a
combustion of their materials might
have caused the fire.
Harry A. Garfield
Sees the President
* ??(By
Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.?Harry A.
3arfleld, president of Williams Colege.
who has been under conslderaloa
for coal administrator, bad an engagement
late today with President
EVIlson, and it was believed be would
lecloe whether to take the place.
Can Fully Understa
Marksmen Guard
Italian sharpshoolers are snuv
raid on Venice. In addition to airpli
points about the city.
Place Was Well Known and
Wounds of 180 Wouni
Woman Nu
(By Associated Press!
FRENCH FRONT, Aug, 23?The incendiary
bombs which were dropped
by two German aviators on two hospitals
behind the guns on Sunday evening
killed 10 wounded men, one woman
nurse and 19 trained male nurses.
The / wounded 49 male nurses and inflicted
further injuries on patients suffering
from wounds received in battle,
many of whcyd rushed naked into near i
bv fieldB in an attenint to find shelter
from the bombs which were being
rained down.
Meanwhile the German aviators cir-1
cled about in the air for one half an
hour firing machine guns at the hospital
orderlies who were endeavoring
to extinguish the flames. The nurses
had just finished bandaging 180 wound|
ed Germans who had been brought dtclliM
New Condition Growing
Out of Price Fixing To
Be Discussed.
D. R. I.awson, secretary of the Central
West Virginia Coal Operator's
Association, who has been In Washington
for the past few days attending
the formal organization of the
[National Coal Operators Association
| nas wired t. e. Boggess omce man
of the Central West Virginia Association
announcing a meeting of the
coal operators all over the country
to bo held at the William Penn Hotel
at Pittsburg, Wednesday, August -9.
The meeting Is being called by the
recently organized National Coal Operator's
Association for the purpose
of considering abnormal conditions
under which the coal operators of
the country are now asked to labor.
The meeting follows the action of
President Wilson with reference to
the bituminous coal industry.
Mr. Boggess is busy today informing
all of the coal operators in this region
of the big meeting and taking the
personal pledge of all those who wish
to attend. From one to three representatives
of practically every coal
company in this section have pledged
to attend. Others that will plan to
go to the big meeting should hand
their names to Mr. Boggess at once.
California Loses
Big Guard Camp
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.?Indications
at the War department today
were that the 41st national guard division
composed of troops from Washington,
Oregon, Montana, Idaho and
Wyoming would be sent to Camp
Greene at Charlotte, N. C., for training.
Camp Fremont at Pala Alto, California,
has been abandoned because
the local health authorities Insist on
a complete sewage system which the
war department considers unreasonable
for a temporary camp.
ee ??
British Warships
Bombard Zeebrugge
(By Associated Prees)
AMSTERDAM, Aug. 23?British
warships last evening bombarded the
German submarine base at the Belgian
port of Zeerbrnggs, according to
the frontier correspondent of the
nd the War News W
est Virginia's Greatest Newq
p Venice From The
'? V \ \ m : y-v t
f,w ..\mm
* J^gH
n here concentrating their (ire on an I
no on,I .trial run ripforiBPfl. noata of I
Had Just Finished Dressing
Jed German Soldiers?
irse Killed.
rect from the battle field and bad gone
to bed when bombs were dropped from
a height of only 300 yards.
The Red Cross signs were painted
plainly on the roof and the Germans
knew of the hospitals which had been
lnexlstence for more than a year.
The correspondent after Inspecting
the hospitals visited a camp at which
German prisoners are assembled. It
contained consioerablv more than 6.000
officers and men.
The correspondent was permitted
to interrogate a large number of the
prisoners, many of whom are 18 or 1#
years of age. They all declared them-1
itvivtft cuillt'iiieu Hi- vuv ui mc
On the way other smaller camps containing
many hundreds ot-jpysoners I
were passed. v-.'. V - v~ "
Prosecutor H agger ty Is
Preparing To Take Up
Fifty-Three Cases.
At noon today the local board for
the City of Fairmont had completed
all its work included in the first and
secolid calls and had reported everything
to the district hoard which is
in session at Clarksburg.
This morning the board certifled
three more for service: 1'eier janies
l'erkins, James Ranzer Hicks and Homer
Francis Barnes, making a total
of 02 that had been certilied from
the 222 that were summoned.
Homer Barnes who was recently
given a commission as second lieutenant,
and who has been summoned
to report at Cliillicothi, O., will be
counted in Fairmont's quota, although
lie will not be in draft army.
Perkins at noon today had not handed
in his affidavit for exemption and
was certified for service.
Notice was received at the office
of the local board this morning that
the government, represented by Prosecuting
Attorney Walter Haggerty
would contest all of the 53 exemptions
granted by the local baord because
of dependents. The Provost Marshal
General through Mr. Haggerty has
filed claim of appeal to the local
board and notice of the appeal to
the district board In session at Clarksburg.
Mr. Haggerty is now gathering
data and preparing to contest the
cases beforo the higher board.
Results from the district board at
Clarksburg will be sent to the local
board Immediately after the appeals.
LJ-ll. 1
l[ x^iuy iriau .mutes |
A special meeting ot the Board of
Affairs was held at ten o'clock this
morning for the purpose of taking
the regular prescribed bond before
J. C. Robinson the new treasurer is
permitted to assume his new duties.
The bond was given and the oath of
ofTlce taken, immediately after which
Mr. Robinson went to his new office
o ntbo first floor and took charge.
Water Commissioner Ira Smith has
received notlve from the river engineer
at Pittsburgh requesting the re
moral of a guy line which crosses
the Tygart's Valley near the city
pumping station The rope which
is 28 feet above the river in a viola
tlon ot the federal law, complaints
having been handed in by several
steamboat captains.
Without Maps and Pit
NG, AUGUST 23,1917.
Foe In The Sky |
Austrian airplane attempting an air (
sharpshooters are placed at strategic (
11C0IS0L.C0 i
Old High Cost Was Badly !
Bumped By the Miner ,
Gardeners. ,
Judging ol the gardens cultivated]
by Consoldiuted Coal Company em ]
ployees is a little more than halt com
pleted and the employees who arej
competing the contest are awaiting;
the results with a 8'va.t deal of eager- i
ness. .
The garden contest is being conducted
this year very much as It was
last year, with this difference, that
more stress is being placed upon the
cultivation of vegetables than upon
the growing of flowers. The West ,
Virginia mining towns owned by the
company are divided into ten groups
for convenience in Judging and three
prizes are offered iu each group for
the best gardens, in order to eliminate
the possibility of unfairness or
prejudice in the Judging, the work is J
done in each district by a superintendent
from another district.
in addtion to the prizes which are
offered to the winners in the groups,
there is one prize of fity dollars of- 5
fered for the best garden in the state.
This prize Is the one towards which
they all are striving and the honor is
110 mean one, althought the prize itself
is not a great deal larger than the
first prizes offered in the group competition.
Chiefton took the state prize last
year and this year she has gone after
it again with renewed vim and a determination
to hold the honor for another
twelve months. Other towns. however,
are equally determined to J
"cop" the prize for themselves and the
rivalry this year Is more Intense and J
more productive of good than ever before.
Miss Marguerite Walker Jordon, of
the Employment Relationship department,
lias outlined a number of points
to be used in judging the gardens and
they are given as follows: 1. The
value (as computed from the market
prices of the vegetables raised); 2.
The quality of the vegetables produced;
3. What It produces?should
not be restricted to the most common
vegetable". 5. Care or Management?How
has the garden been tilled?
How have the pests and diseases
been combatted? Is the arrangement
a desired one
The total of points for vegetable
(Continued on Page 10.)
Young American Flier
Makes Rare Record
By Associated Press)
PARIS, Aug. 23.?An expedition
.with a bombing machine led by Ad
Jutant Willis B. Haviland of Minneapolis
last night wag attacked unsuccessfully
by a German squadron.
Walter S. Rheno of Marthas Vineyard,
Mass., who yesterday single
handed shot down a German two
seated albatross Is one of the newest
men to Join the I-afayette flying
corps. He thus earned his sergeant
stripes and a war cross at the outset
of his career. It Is considered a remarkable
performance for so young
a pilot to get the better of a two man
machine without help.
?.? ?
Bernstorff's Nephew
Prisoner At Verdun
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, Aug. 23.?Among the 600 '
prisoners taken by tbe French in the {
hollow recesses of Dead Man's hill '
was a battalion commander with bis c
staff including Count Eugene Bern- (
storff, nephew of former Gennan *
ambassador at Washington.
:tures?The West Virj
Sixteen Thousand Aus-'
trians Have Been Taken
1 ??
Furious Fighting Continues
Along the Isonzo
(By Associated Press)
ROME, Aug. 23. ? Furious fighting
ontinues on the Isonso front.
The war office announces further
;sins for the Italians on both the northtrn
and southern wing. The number
>f prisoners taken is more than 16,000.
Auctsten counter attacks of refoubled
intensity are being beaten
tack by the Italians.
PETROGRAD, Aug, 23.-The Rusdan
forces on the northern end of the
tussian front where the Germans have
tegun an offensive yesterday retired
tndcr pressure from the region of Rag;edr.em
and Kemmern to the lake
Shloyirn and Frankendorf region.
The official statement Issued today
ty the Russian war department an-|
jouncing this withdrawal says the Gernau
artillery conducted an intense fire J
n this sector.
LONDON, Aug. 23. ? The British
tave advanced their lines southwest
if Lens, the War office announces. I
An attack east of Langemarck was I
-enuised. |
British posts in the neighborhood or
^.ombaertzyde, Belgium, were raided
jy the Germans.
JIUM, Aug. 23?Definite success can
re recorded this morning for the latest
British operation east and northeast
of Ypres on the Belgian front
ivinch yesterday were surrounded by
nucii uncertainty owing to the fierceless
of resistance offered by the Gerlians.
Pope Explains Point
In His Peace Note
(By Associated Press)
ROME, Aug. 23.?The British and
Belgian ministers accredited to the
Vatican were received separately by
Pope Benedict today and inquired as to
:he meaning of the reference to freeiom
of the seas in the Pope's peace
The Pontiff replied he Intended to
tive this condition the same meaning
is that of President Wilson in his j
nessage, white leaving ample liberty
:o the belligerents to agree in future
liscusaions as to details.
Germany today acknowledged receipt
>f the peace note promising to examine
with benevolent Interest and care and
;ive an answer after reaching an agreenent
with her allies.
Infantile Paralysis
BEeAppears in rafton
(By Associated Press)
GRAFTON, Aug, 23?The first cast
>f infantile paralysis to be found in the
:lty of Grafton during the summer epilemic
was officially reported today in
:he person of Glenn, little two year old
ion of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Thomas, redding
at 416 Washington street. The
ittendlng physician today pronounced
he case a genuine one. His diagnosis
*as confirmed by Dr. Peter Noe, Jr.,
Rockefeller institute specialist,"at the
nfantile paralysis hospital in Monon?ah.
This is the first case In Grafton since
he epidemic of last January and Feb ua:y
when 26 children were victims
if the disease, six dying of the scourge.
Two cases have been reported in the
:ounty south of the city a short dlsance.
Satterfields Holding
A Reunion Today
Prospects of a rainy day interfered
jreatly with the plans of the Satterleld
family for a big family reunion
oday at Loop part, arrangements for
which hare been under way for sevsral
weeks. While the weather kept
nany people at home and others were
letained on account of quarantine reitrlctlong
prohibiting children from
ittendlng a number were present and
ipent an enjoyable day. A picnic diner
was a feature of the dayB eteralnment
The officers of the organzatlon
are President, J. W. Satterleld,
Fairmont, secretary, Mrs. Lee
Jatterfleld, Monongah; assistant sec etary,
Mrs. Mildred Manley, Fair-'
nont; treasurer, S. II. Satterfleld.
BOSTON, Aug. 23. ? The Leyland
lner Devonian which left an Atlantic
>ort July 28 has been sunk, presuma>ly
by a German submarine. Officers
if the line today confirmed the report
hat the vessel was lost but stated
hey bad received no word as to the
tafety of the crew.
unian Gives Plenty
wor* tonight and McJay.
* Frid** .Aara^r^^l.- _ vg
Every Position But 0* I
Held By Gauls Has
Tiinn i mn nniiT m nn I
inniLunb nuii in air
Weather Has Been Fing
Since Their Offensive
(By Associated Press) aJsS
PAHlS. Aug. 23.?The number ot iaj
prisoners taken .by the French in their
offensive operation ou the Verdun front |
has been increased 7,639, the War office
reports. The French laet night ' ?
captured a fortified German position -.?
north of Mortmont farm.
Tlie French objective north of Ver- |
dun uppearod to have boea attained. It ^
the cffcnslve were continued fresh tr
tlllery preparation would be necei.
sary. "} 'fffM
The German counter attack* yeiterdav
against dominant positions such
as Dead Alan's Hill and HUI344 proved j-S
to be costly failures, leaving tha m
French masters ot the points they hold J
before the beginning of the great bets
tie ot Verdun last year with the w?
ception of Hill 304 which ae yet if ls| ,|
the pnemy's hands. :
Those who believed in the theory, : 'a
that cannon fire brings on rain alwtyg vyiS
refer to the offensive of the Allle* in
support of their conteution as the^ 5
have frequently been hampered by,
downpours after a day or two ot fight*
the present .netance however; m
tholi argument has failed. Although ?1
the firing on the Verdun front baa new
er been equaled there has been no raiaf
since Friday. A projectile fired by; 1 yji
French battery which was silencing ;|
enemy batteries, struck s depot of eipbyxiatlng
gas. It burst silencing
three batteries. /I
German prisoners expressed envlousj
admiration of the French artillery lire*
"No troops could have got through your;
barrages," said one. J ':jm
Glorious "airplane weather" bad gtr?
en a tremendous Impetus to tha actlvs, ' ; |a
lty of aviators on the western front.
The Lafayette aquadson composed Of
Americans has been up incessantly "i
participating in the recent offensive at
Verdun and vying with French av}a- tors
in the exciting though dangerous '
and new game of accompanying the in- sj
fantry at extremely low altitudes and SB
engaging the enemy's equadrlllert in
I machine gun duels. On returning the m
Americans described the flight as a
marvelous one since they could plain
iy see each detail of the raging battle c
but also ns an uncomfortable one since a
they were constantly passing through
the tranjectory of big shells which /vi
made the air "shaky" and which coold
be felt continuously.
Weather prospects are good tor the "
next few days so the members of the
Lafayette squadron expect a continue '^3
Hon of the exciting work. ?v|
Mrs Von Jolliff Put Up
Forfeit But Failed To JjjH
There was but one traffic violator, '
caught by the local officers yesterdays
This was Mrs. Von Jolllff, who waa gj
stopped by. Policeman Ward for making
thirty miles per hour out Blah4
mont avenue. \ She put up a forfeit
ol five dollarB to appear at police
court this 'morning but did not ahow, ?
Traffic Officer Ward states that
heretofore he has not been stopping tithe
women drirere for violating' the 1
speed limit, Mrs. Jolllff being the flr'st . to
be summoned before the Mayor.
He states that he is watching several .
others who will be arrested upon their
WASHINGTON, ?. C., Aug. ?.-?
An embargo haa been placed on exports
of sulphur to Canada in order 21
that the supply for war needs of the
U. S. may not be unduly depleted. Can- ;
atllans wood pulp mills, furnishing supplica
for about three-fourths, of the " ?ana|jB
newsprint paper used In the United
States will be seriously affected.
Fried Spring -|_
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