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ESTABLISHED L member associated press. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAi EvEXiNfyT SEPTEMBER 20,1917. today's news tcday PRICE THREE CENTS
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jj Attacked German
Positions East of
\ Ypres at Dawn
This Morning
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K LONDON, Sept. -0?The British
/ forces on the Belgian fro*t ::: i: ". i
| thp German positions at ">:40 o'c!-jck
this morning east of Ypr.
FieI4 Marshal Ur.ig reports li: t satisfactory
progress v. as ma le 1 h:i:
the British already ha\ c ??.im
some valuable position ". Vi.a i:;iiir;li
official statement am.cum t that
Field Marshal liaig had ta'. i the of-f
fensive this xnorjjing say.
"We attacked tili. amni ?>11 a *di:|
front east of Ypres. Satisfactory pmg-j
ress is reported. Our troops have/
^ already captured some velaa'd" p^e-,
'J tions."
Field" Marsha! Ilai.* ! . -iion "f
the battle front to tin- of Y >ns in
Belgium as the scene of hi la;e t ?*it\
fensive against the G? r?iun~ i '.icat
that it is a continuance of the rx.*
pressed purpose of the British com
? p. jjail, ma iiiuoni 01 tut- ivntfcf, J'iV
^ tided at the banquet
The master in a parting word at the
lodge room gave the young men instructions
and informed them thatl
there were three Masonic Lodges in J
He. Petersburg and urged them to keep
til to touch with the fratetnity while
Stationed at that camp. i
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uiuimui in CIIIUI m |(J> ' c i .it* il I: I it's 1'I
Crown Prince Itupptv.iht : Bavaria
from tho western ton: ! o: :m s i
to cut oft the Canaan sulm... .1
, aeroplane bases on f ; is
from Zeebrnge to Nle; p< rt in 'lulling
The British dri : ! . -. ir apparently
in tho dir "rtlon o: l:ou'.. is
A and Courtrui, from which Belgian town
J according to recent dispatches from
the Dutch frontier, tho Oernu.n tnMi-'
tary authorities have been evnrui'tIn ; I
the civilian population Thet the licit-1
fsh offensive had I en in pre,- i n
for several days v. ere ma le ki.o.in in
recent statement of the ilerman g -neral
army headquarters staff. The t: r
mans repurted that the British v. re
t maintaining violent ami destructive
fire against Teutonic p i.- . the
bombardment frequ itly reaching the
intensity of drum fee
OiSffi IRE
Unusual Ceremony Here for
Benefit of National
Army Rian.
I.i. in msiory oil
Fairmont Lodge. So ? a. v .Fandi
A. M., a caudida'c eiw .1 the three!
degrees in sucees. inn in Masonic!
Temple on Wcdn d. moon, the!
proper authority ha; . n granted
by Grand Master K t'arri-{
gan. The lavoi v.as John
Knox, of Fairmont vho is numbered
among the local soldi; who will go
In the first draft t la* t,> tamp l.ee.
at Petersburg Va
The degree work blurted in the ?f !
ternoou at 3 o'l lot 1, and continued
until 6i30 o'clock, the work havingl
v, been done In three and a half hours. I
jr The first and sctond degrees were
conferred by the worshipful master.
Fred S. llarr, and the third degree
was done by Past Master Hutchinson.
The young man's father was one of
the members who ; iewetl with interest
the candidate's recepti. u to Masonry.
At the conclusion of tbef
degreo work an excellent banquet was!
held at The Fairmont There were!
twenty-nine covers laid.
Five members of the lodge are af
fected by tbo draft. Thqse who will
leave today are George K. Barnes,
Fred R. Helntzleman and James M.
Knox. R. Linn, who was chosen for
the second call, but who left today
as a substitute for some onL. else, Is
also a member of the lodge. Samuel,
B. Brooks, a member of the lodge,'
will respond on the second call. Fred
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This map shows how you could put (
the whole European war into that part
of tho United States west of the Mia-:
sissippi and still have plenty of roam '
left. You would, however, realize that I
you had some war on hand. Drawng
tho battling of Europe on a United
States map shows the remarkable extent
of the battlellnes.
On the eastern front the Baltic bat |
mm II;
Building Operations Were
Practically At Stand Still
This Year.
There is a house famine on in Fair- j
mont. It may not be apparent to the
average citizen hut it is an establish" i
fact with the real estate men of the
George Brobst, perhaps Fairmont's
berl posted realty man in discussing
j tho matter today said, "Well famine j
might ho a pretty had word to use bu
its about the truth at that."
Not much buildin gis going on just j
now. Only sixteen bungalows are he-:
ing built at the present time and that
is the only construction work of the i
kind going on. Eleven of those are J
being erected by the Watson, Fleming |
& Miller Company and live by the East I
End Improvement Company. Although |
it will be from three to six weeks before
these houses are completed ev .y
oue of them has cen rented in ad
Thcro is a eer.rr:.! cbmaricl for sn ill I
houses, although tins is being gradually
shifted into a desire for houses !
with six and seven rooms in them, uud \
with it a desirable location is wanted, i
To show just how scarce houses real |
ly are Mr. robst added, "1 have two i
that are on my fur rent list. One of;
these in Is on a bank with a steep j
ilight of steps to ts-. street, which ha*
been caused by the establishing of
city grade at that point, and the other
one is on High street close to the
edge of the bluff.
At the present time it costs as much
to build a four-room house as it did
to erect a rix-room house under normal
conditions. To erect a four-room
house and procure tho lot which could
be rented to a salaried man would entail
an expense of $2500?$1700 for the
house and $S00 for tho lot.
An Influx to the c.tly has been noted
recently due to the plentiful state of
work and the fact that the many glass
workers who left Fairmont last winter
when the natural gas shortage was
felt, have returned to the ctly to make
their abode.
Even shacks about the city are at
a premium and it really is a stern reality
that the city faces a house famine.
Another expert In local realty con-;
ditions said the other day that it
would pay nny man who has a little
ready capital to put it Into building
LONDON, Sept. 20.?-A Stockholm
dispatch to Reuter's says the Swedish
minister at Berlin and been instructed
to protest to dcrmnny against tho
Luxbcrg incident. 1t being "confirmed
that German officials seriously ayused
the confidence of Sweden."
ivertisments?The Si
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EUROPE. A3 : comp;
tloline of 11-5 miles from Riga to
Galata, would extend from a p.dnt
west of Lake Superior eastward almost
to Chicago and down the 'Mrssi
sippi to the latitude of Atlanta, Ca.
Westward and southward from thii
line stretch all of <: riunny. Poland,
Austria and the Balkans to the 300 Saloniki
mile front coresponding to .ho
same distance in Northern Tex. the J'M
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Daily Bill Is $220 According
To Commissioner Smith's
Two hundred ?nu twenty dollars :s'
paid each day b ythe city or Fairmont
lor water that is wasted. No wonder
Water Commissioner Ira Smith lias
been doing ali iu his power to hasten
the day when 1200 additional water
meter swill be installed.
The actual consumption o: water
ilui'.i.g tin; month ot July reached an
average of 5,500,000 gallons per day,
or, in other words, every man, women
and child within the city or Fairm Mt
used an average >f 370 gallons ea< a
day. According to the statistics ol*
other cities and the population ot
Fairmont, the average daily consumption
should noi exceed 1,500,000 gallons
which would furnish 100 gallons
per capita. Many other cities over
the country with a population twice
that of Fairmont are not consuming
over 2,Ouo.uoo gallous per day.
.Measured by the- standards the actual
waste ot water each day in Fairmont
is 4,000,000 gallons. It costs t.lu?
city just live and one-half cents to put
a thousand gallons ot water iu 'tie
city reservoir, disregarding the additional
cost of liltration. At this rate j
the water that is consumed over and !
above liberal allowance costs the city
just $220 each day.
The receipts ironi the city water are
$65,u0o per year. If ail the water tr.ai j
?3 usea was paid for, as it will be when j
the entire city is metered, the yearly I
receipts from a daily consumption of j
5,500,000 gallons would be $228,000. At.
tlio average rateof twelve and one half
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City Hall Notes
For the third time In four days Mayor
Bowen found a blank program when
entering the court room at nine
o'clock this morning to hold Ue'
daily police court.
The guy that got his foot marhed ;
on his way to the city hall to sell un
incinerator has never shown up.
City Health Officer Cliesney M. I
Ramage Is of tho opinion that the city
will not bo able to get an Incinerator j
for some time, in that tho same com-1
pany that was to furnish Fairont'a Incinerator
is providing all tho southern
army camps with gadbago outfits.
The dog killing brigade has not retired
from business. They are moroly
on a vacation. Tho death toll remains
thirty five. Tho last unlucky
number for tho dog catchers was 29
which number was reached about one
month ago. h I
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: mile Italian front which in America
would occupy a similar section in New
Mexico, east of Santa Fe. and the 450|
mile western front in Belgium and
' France, where tlio British, French,
i Germans, and now the Americans, are
1 at grips. In America this front would
run from Salt Lake City southeast
ward to Pueblo, C'ol.
| The Baltic battlelinc is -??0 inilos
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Municipal Housekeeper Preparing
To Rate Food
Stores of City.
A card system by means of which
the groceries, meat markets, restauri
ants, ice cream parlors ami other
1 places where food is dipensed in this
: city, will be rated according to their
sanitary condition, wil be put in to
I effect in the near future through Miss
| Eliza Rock,* the municipal housekeeper,
acting in conjunction with the city
I sanitary department and the Civic
| Economic department of the Wo!
men's club.
| The system will ho shown by the
! use of three cards, white cards showing,
the standard of first class shops,
yellow, those in the second class and
blue for those in the third class. The
percentage attained by each grocery,
meat market or other store will bo
j shown by means of these cards which
| will be displayed in conspicuous places
I in the shops.
The request for this rating system
has been made by several of the local
produce dealers and the matter was
taken up and decided upon as entirely
It has been practically two months
since the office of Municipal Housekeepers
was o tablishcd in this city
and during that time Mias ilock has
frequently visited cacli of the wholesale
and retail . food supply bouses
aud in most instances has found
greatly improved conditions over those
of the early spring when in conjunction
with a representative of the Jun!
ior Civic league. She med her first
j round.
In the visits made to the local
places of business Miss Rock has In
(Continued on page iy)
Coal Mines Close
In Harrison'Co.
(?>y A?cocIntcd Press)
CLAUlvSBURG, W Va., Sept. _20?
Twenty five coal mining plants^ in
Harrison county alone have suspended
operations during last week or Uft)
as the direct result of the establish
mcnt of a ton for coal at the mine,
according to a statement issued here
today by Daniel Howard a prominent
central West' Virginia coal operator.
These mines were forced to suspend
Mr. Howard says, because the price
fixed is too low for the operator to
continue mining coal without loss.
Reports received from him from
other counties nro to the effect that
many other mining plants havo been
forced'to'suspend lately for the same
reason. -
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] longer than the distance from Chicago j
| to New York, i3 half the distance from j
j Chicago to San Francisco, or nearly !
I as far as from the raciiic at Lower
California to the Gulf of Mexico; the
Saloniki and Italian lines each would
stretch the distance from New York
to Boston, and tire fvcsteru front is
longer than the distance from New
York to Buffalo.
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Two Banquets, a Parade,
Presents and Crowds
Feature Scndoff.
In Mannington from which town the
men sumoncd for army service by the
county draft board were to loava this
evening the whole day was dovotej to
showering honors upon the 57 young
men, every ona of whom was present,
and practically every one iu the town
had a hand in the affair.
Stores closed at noon and the town
was profusely decorated, the national
colors, of course, being tile sole material
used by the decorators. At 12:30
the men wore guests of the Hotel Hartlott
at a dinner which was in fact a
banquet. At the dinner each man was
presented with a boquet by the local
ilorist, tho I'arish drug store.
At 3:30 there was a parade" in which
all the school children took part as
an escort of honor to tho young men
and at tho end of the parade there
was a talk by Itev. H. U. Clark aud
the men were presented with completely
equipped comfort kits by the .Mannington
lted Cross.
Tlio remainder ot tlio evening was
devoted to auto rides tor tho men a'nd
this evening they will be dined again.
This timo at tho Arlington hotel as
tho guests ot the management. Tho
train is due at Mannington at 5:50
and the men will go direct trom the
dining room to tho station.
William E. Brady, the resident en !
gincer tor tho John F. Casey Coin-j
nany, the contractors tor the new
bridge that is being constructed
across the Coal Run ravin was exam-'
ined by City Health Officer Chesneyl
M. Ramago this morning for tho draft
army. Brady had registered in,
Cleveland, O., and shortly after his
^arrival in this city received orders to
appear for physical examination. He!
made arrangements to talte th0 ex !
amination this morning, which hoi
passed. He will file claim tor exemption
to tho Cleveland draft hoard.!
John L. Seddoway registered by a;
local hoard in the state of Utah ap-'
peared before the local board yestr-!
day and passed the physical examination.
110 filed claims of exemption j
on the grounds ot being a minister,
of the church of the Latter Bay Saints.i
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Draft Board Placec
Homer C. Tooth
Heintzelman An
Special Train Which Will C
Scheduled To Leave
Thirty more of the young men thai
were drafted to make up Fairmont',
quota fo rthe new National army art
now in active service for Uncle Sain
At tho first call tills morning ever}
one of the thirty was present an
from that time they are actually 1:
govenimcuL service.
At the meeting ol the thirty younj
men this morning the local draft boari
designated Homer C. Toothman u
take direct command of the quota
Upon the suggeation of the boar
Frederick K. lieintzelinan was desig
nated as first assistant to Mr. Tooth
man with John Forest DeBolt as sec
ond assistant.
The entire quota is in military sc;
vice from nine o'clock this morninj
and of course are now under arm;
law, although they remain under tin
jurisdiction of the local board u iti
they are delivered to the mobillzatloi
camp. Tlie regulations required tna
the hoard designate a leader; a perc-oi
fitted by reason of experience, age
character and personality to be tr
charge of the party from the time 01
the assembly this attcrnoon until tin
arrival at Camp Leo.
The board was entirely satisfied thai
Mr. Toothman measured up to the re
quircments in every particular ate
has confidence that he will dischar"
his first military duties in a mannoi
that will reiiect credit upon himsel:
and the entire quota. The assists-, s
Air. Heintzelman and Mr. DeBolt arc
men of considerable experience, gnoi
character, and strong personalty. The
quota will be divided into squads
Coroner Lloyd Believes H;
Will Call a Dozen
Little has developed recently In th<
case in which William G. Morgan i
wealthy l aw Paw district farmer i
charged with shooting and killing liar
vey Hayhurst and Fernando Thorni
and dangerously wounding Charle;
Musgrove,'except some of the preliml
naries are beginning to bo shaped up
The first of these is tho coroner';
inquest, which will bo held next Mon
day afternoon at 1 o'clock in the couu
ty court room in the court house. Tin
inquest will bo conducted by Frank A
Lloyd, tho coroner. Mr. Lloyd sah
today that he did not have the list o
the witnesses that he proposed to cal
completed, but ho thought probably i
dozen would be summoned to testify
Tho grand Jury will meet on Mon
day, November 12,' and in all probabil
ity tbe case will be taken up at tha
four Let uut Ly
District Board
W. D. Hall. Henry J. Kestner, Wii
bur II. Shinn, and Edmund Virgrou
liavo .been allowed exemptions by hi
district appeal board that is in sessmi
at Clarksburg, according to the officia
reoprt that was received by the loea
board from the district board yesfer
Two more delinquents appeared yes
terday and accounted for their ab
sences. They aro Roy F. Bobbett am
Howe Stidgcr. Bobbett had alread;
enlisted in the hospital service or tin
army while Howe was in the Signs
Corps. Both came here yesterday
were examined and certified lor dutv
I Cheaper Than No
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I Squad In Charge ol I
man With F. R. 1
d J. F. Debolt As |
arry the Men to Petersburg ia
Here at 6:25?Parade : ?
Itation. ,
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I each assistant taking charge ot one
> | ot them, and thu party vunducted in
! | military fashion.
. | The entire quota will assemble at - ,
r' the office of Captain Kernblo White 1 3
I at 3:::u o'clock this Ctornoon. each
t man taking with him such parsonal
(apparel as lie will need. Promptly et
>,'4:15 o'clock the men will be marched
II to the y. si. C. /. All the' frle.ids 1
> I of the men who are to attend the dln.
| nor at the Y. SI. C. A. should then be
11 at the building ready to attend the
- dinner promptly. .
\ At the Y. M. C. A. building the
dratted men will be given a farewell
dinner which affair is in the hande - 41
| of the Fairmont chapter of Re 1
; I Cross. Following the dinner several
11 informal speeches will be given liy s# *1
; { prominent citizens. Alter the dinner
l | which must end not later than 6:40 v'f! VjB
i i o'clock the young men wjlLnutTCh In
t ' military fashion to-the Baltimore and
i Ohio railroad station. A fine dinner
, has been prepared at the Y. M. 0. A.
i | for the :/Idlers as v. 1 as boxe9 con- aH
[ I tafning a lunch for each of the thirty
! Leaving the Y. M. C. A. building Irs .
t i Smith's military band will tall .into
the ranks behind the soldiers and
i sounding the patriotic tunes rill
i1 march to the station with the boys.
: Other organizations that wish to Join .
' j the march may do so at this time.
.' The train on which the young men
t will leave is schedu'ed to depart
i ! tf:25 p. in. It is a special coming frocl
'1 Wheeling, and stopping only at a 'ew "
.' (Continued on page 10)
' he film victims
: Board cf Control Adopts I
Dr. L. N. Yost's View of
This Matter- ;^jl
'. Taking the aland that the State of
i West Virginia should play its phrt in
< assisting to bring b:\c.c to health tbe
- victims of infantile paralysis Dr. L,. .
1! X. Vost. county health cfficor has been
p active in Impressing that view upon
tlio state authorities. Today he receiv- : j'e
I- cd encouraging news from the state
3 Board of Control. That board has writ
ten to lir. J W| McDonald superintend- '
" ent of the Fairmcat hospital and au- v&U
3 thorized him to give tho necessary ' K-y':
treatment to any children who "may be . ,
\ in need of such after care and are sent
1 to that institution for that purpose. It
1 additional equipment and appliances
1 are needed Dr. McDonald Is instruct
ed to send a requisition for it.
If any after treatment Is to be ef- :y
t fective it must bo given within two
years after the patient has had ah
acute stage of the" malady. This view
is held by authorities on the subject - yj
Dr. Yost communicated with Governor .i,
i Cornwell, who stated In a letter that
1 lie wa3 in favor of the movement, but
', was endeavoring to discover some
I means to secure the necessary and
" | the best methods to carry on tho work.
| The governor then wrote to Dr. Jep- j
J i son .the Slate health commissioner, i
' who in turn took it up with the Board
j! of Affairs.
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