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) Head of Traction Park Hos-i
pital Addresses Graduate j
.Nurses Convention.
Miss Emma Vernon, Former
ly of Fairmont Praises
1 Legislative Enactment
Nursing is us important as medical
aid Itself in the treatment of inlantile
paralysis, said L)r. I'etur Noe, of
the Traction l'ark hospital this morning
In addressing the convention of
the Graduate Nurses' Association of
BWest Virginia, which is neiug held
at The Fairmont Careful nursing he
emphasized is very r. | u tant In
times of an epidemic when the physicians
are rushed in their work much
dpends on the care exercised l>y the
nurse in handling a case
Nurses must cooperate with thb
physician more especially in limes ol
V an epidemic. Hospital treatment Ur.
Noe is satisfied has p.uved effective
p m icirger uieaburu? uiua l-ay aaiue
treatment could ever hope to In met,
It he added, the hospital trcatnieul is
the only trealuicin rar better rc'
eults have been outaines by it ami
It is the only way in which ail epidem
lo can be controlled. All eases
[?. should be under observation ?t ?"e
r place.
Dr. Noe has had charge ot the
Traction Path hospital and lin.- done
splendid work therein combating the
. ravages of the disease. Of the thirty-j
one cases only three remain in the
institution, lie invit'jd tin nurses to I
visit the hospital
The Red Cross society of Fairmont,
has also extended an invitation tol
V the nurses to come to their headquarters
and make themselves right
at home during their slay in this
Explaining ill detail what great
benefits Uuve been derived by the
gj"e'' nursing profession by the enactment
i, of the amendment to the nurses' regfc-j
lstration law at the la. t session of
t( the West Virginia Legislature, .Miss
Emma Vernon, president of the superintendent
society, was well receivu
ed this morning at the convention.
Miss Vernon, who was formerly chief
nurse at the Fairmont Hospital, is
very favorably known hero
In her remarks Miss Vernon staled|
that the enactment was an excellent I
if piece of legislation because it raised I
the standard ui the nursing profession.
It is far reaching in mlluence and
enables the Stale ol W e t Virginia
to equip an cr.ccllciit corps of
nurses. By the requireuicnts of the
amendment tie State ui West Virginia
is brought up to a high plane
?excellent uii c.\. pi v. , urk and
PennsylvauiH- B:. ihe new standard
set West Virginia l ' - -1! s Ohio and
I Massachusetts. The new act became
effective in the Slate lust June. A
general uiscuss... , ...e?i m which
o. many of the graduate nurses participated
after tlic -roj.. oi iw. i opened
by Miss Vernon.
At this morning session Kev. C. B
Mitchell, D. U, ol the 1,'hrlstian
church, asked the iniocaliou. The
opening address was a "Hirst Aid"
talk by Dr. J W McDonald, of the
Fairmont hospital Mrs. Is". S. Wood-j
yard, H. N., supenuieudeut of Nurses
of Marlinton General Hospital, Mar-j
. linton, read a paper on "Small Hospital
in a Country Town The Hos-i
pltal eferred to was oue in an out-j
lying district of West Virginia. It was
' shown that the institution was handicaped
In many ways, but steady improvements
wer being made to modf
ernize it.
V This afternoon a demonstration
11 wll be conducted by Miss Harrleet M.
Phalen, R. N.. superintendent of
i Nurses, Ohio Valey General Hospital,
I Wheeling, and address wll be delivered
by Mrs. H. C. 1-ounsbery, of
Charleston, on "Red Cross Nursing
Service" and a paper wll be read by
Mrs. Florence J. Pelton, R. N., on
* "Red Cross Visiting Nurse in ClCarksi
At Tuesday afternoon's session It
was decided to redistrict the State
St West Virginia into a northern and
? southern section. While there are
two district councils (he organizations
wil work In cooperation with the
State organization It Is aimed to
jet higher class of women In the!
Work and also those who have received
a better education than the
tank and file.
} It was decided to increase the
. lurslng rates from $25 to $2 a week
|r a straight rate of $4 a day. Conllderable
objection was raised to the
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Several hundred war nurses read
g for the word which starts them to
are being mobilized at the "U. S. Gen
Money Secured by Local !
Congregation to be Sent
to Europe.
Pledging $oOU toward the fund lot
the relief of the Jewish sufferers in ,
the war was an approprite manner
for the Hebrews of the cli> to observe
Yom Kippur?the Day of Atone I
ment?the most solemn fast day on i
the Hebrew calendar. The money (
was raised at a meeting, which was
held on Tuesday evening in Knights '
of Pythias hall in the Fleming build- I
lug. Simon D. Goodwin is treasurer i
of the local fund. The money will be (
paid over to him by Saturday.
The fund will be forwarded by Mr.
Goodman, to the American Jewish '
Relief Committee in K'ew York city
and it will go to the stricken people
through the general committee of dis ''
Services were conducted by Rabbi ;
P. Zeleznlck, of the Reth Israel con
gregation, ot tnis city, ana practically
the entire Jewish population of Fair
mont and some of the surrounding
towns was in attendance?fully 10U
I persons. Services will continue today
and until sundown this evening.
According to the Hebrew calendar
this is the year 5B7S.
The local interest in the W. V. U.Fitt
tootball game is recorded at the
' A. U. Martin book store by the rapid
' sale of the ilrst bunch of tickets reIcelved
trom Morgautown late yesterday.
Forty-eight tickets were received
vesterdav evenina and at 110011 todav
they were ail gone. lu the morning
mail hi more were received. This however
is not expected to he enough anu
the local book store has sent in the
third order tor tickets.
The tickets received in Fairmont are
in Section "0" and Section "E" on the :
50 and 50 yard lines respectively. Only
| a lew tickets in Section "C" remain uu
I sold. The price of the tickets are $i.5U.
Those attending the game may leave '
I Fairmont at 0:45 a. m. on the Baltimore I
I and Ohio railroad and at 7:15 a. m. on ,
the Monongabela railroad, these being f
the only trains operating between Fair- |
mont and Morgautown before the game
which starts at 11:45 p. m. Many will |
make the trip by auto, the roads being ]
in excellent condition. ,
Designer of Bridges
Coming Tomorrow
Chief Engineer William Muessur of
the Mew York Concrete Steel Engl
neering company, will be in Fairmont
tomorrow to confer with local authori- I
ties relative to the location of the new ,
Monongahela river bridge. A meeting ,
will be held some time after his arrival ,
and the exact location of the East SUe
landing determined. The four plans on j
exhibition In the Board of Affairs room (
will serve as the center for the discus- |
slon. j
It was thought probable that Mr. ,
Mues6ur could not come to Fairmont, t
but that E. T. Harder, of the same com- ,
pan;, would be sent instead.
Fairmont Man ;
To Take Ohio Job j
Walter L. Hall, of the Central office 1
force of the Bell Telephone Company. '
of Fairmont, has resigned his position <
with that firm and will leave town '
on Friday. He goes to Niles, O., to 1
accept a position with the Mahoning j
Steel Company. 1
ing The Daily Shori
i. -i
y to leave for France at any time, ared
France. The nurses who comes from tl
era! Hospital No 1 Columbia War!
Sealer of Weights and Measures
is a Very Busy
Gas pumps ana cattle and wagon
males are undergoing inspection in
Marion county just uow W. D. Straight
:he -ounty sealer of weights and ureas
ures being especially active in tUese
Juties tills week. While he is paying
=speciM atte. tion to this line ol work
lie is also busy visiting the many couu:ry
stores ins monthly report shows
[hut seventy-one stores were visited
md fourteen wagons were inspected,
clleven out of twenty-eight yard sticks
were seized.
Liming the month twenty-nine live |
stock scales were inspected and ot
that number ten were condemned. One
tiopper scales was sealed as was iwo
ivagou scales. Ot the twenty-tour othjr
platform scales three were coulemucd
and seized. Ten counter scales
were examined and not one ot these
was condemned. One spring balance
:md a beam scales were condemned
out ot two ot each, which were examined.
Thirty-seven computing scales
were examined by the sealer and only
two of them did not weigh up (o the
standard set.
Of the eighty-nine dry measures that
were tested eleven were condemned,
in liquid measures nine were condemned
and seized out of forty-four. Of tlm
seventeen automatic pumps all were [
given "a clean bill ot health." Only j
nineteen out of 142 avoirdupois weight?
w ere "off color" and had to be seize I
i>y the sealer.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.?Coal oprr- 1
iiurs 01 Illinois, inmana, unto ana
Western Pennsylvania today notit ed
miners representatives in conference
iere that they were unable to meet
:he miners' demands for a wage In.rease
of about 25 per cent, unless the
;ovtrnment revises the prlceB on btluminous
coal. i 1
It is probable that after another con'erence
between operators at/. minor*
ate today, Dr. H. A. Garfield, the coal I
administrator, will be called In to con- ,
jider the situation. m
' 1' ' ?
Rebekah Jewel
For Miss Phillips
Mrs. Isabella Phillips was the honor
;uest last evening at a surprise party
it her home at Maple Valley Farms
which event was arranged by her
'riends and officers and members ot
West Virginia Rebekah lodge No. 64.
Mrs. Phillips was in the city, during
he afternoon and on her return home
'ound the guests assembled. During
he evening ihe jewel of the Past Noble
3rand was presented to Mrs. Phillips
ry the lodge members. Games and
nusic were diversions or toe evening
ind refreshments were served. A
lirthday caka with candles was a fea,ure
of the decorations. The guests
ncluded Rev. and Mrs. C. O. Phillips,
Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, Mr. and
VIrs. Sim Bright. Mr. and Mrs. Vlrgle
larr, Miss Blanche Sypult, Miss Opal
?"esler, Mrs. Martha Boggess, Mrs. Hatie
Lilly, Miss Bertha Fesler, Mrs. Ef3e
Keener, Mrs. Lena Yates, Mrs. Verla
Swager, Mrs. Mary Fesler, Miss
ivette M. Merrlfield, P. h. Holland, T.
V. Watson, M. N. Barns and Carl
t Story Regularly?
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Coypright Underwood & Underwood.
ruling two hours nauy wnuo waitm
afferent parts of tile Culled St.ites
Plans for the Winter Discuss
ed at a Meeting Held
Last Evening.
The first meeting for the ,;i
year of the Fairmont Choral society
was held last night at the V. M. C. A.
auditorium. The election ot ofticers
aud an informal discussion ot plans foi
the year's work featured the meeting.
The election resulted as lollows.
President, W. li. Watson, Jr.; vice
president, Ails. Al. A. Fletcher; secretary,
Florence Cavender; assistaut sec- i
retary, Kadel Herndon; treasurer,
Clyde Hill.
The retiriug officers are Lamar Sattertield,
presldtnt; W. D. Harrington,
vice president; Ldua Jacobs, secretary;
Ida Stone, assistant secretary,
auu L. Jri.. iUndall, treasurer. Standing
committees will be appointed by
til* president and a librarian will also
he named.
Plans for the winter were discussed
informally btu the definite plans will
be in the hands of the executive board
and the Music committee. In the meanwhile
every mem be- of the society is
expected to ue a booster for Ihe membership
roll The date for the next
meeting will be announced by the
Ottomar Stange, general superintend- :
ent and halt-owner ot the John F.
Casey Engineering and Contracting ]
Company, is in Fairmont further organiing
the work for the construction
of the new Coal run bridge. With him !
he brought a crew or experienced work- J
men who began today to erect the two
towers over which the material for the j
bridge will be transported.
St. Stange looks after the general
construction work of the company
while Mr. Casey devotes his attention
to the business management.
The tower on the north end of the
bridge is being constructed first. It ,
will be built in an "A" shape and will
be supported by a cable running from .
the top of the tower to the street, just
in front of the Hall's Hardware store.
iUD wnci unii^ 'J'' LWt'l Ulgt:. lilt) Buy
ropes will in no way interfere with
Frank Doolittle who was injured
Monday night when he was thrown
from an automobile died today at
one o'clock In Fairmont hospital,
where he was taken after the accident.
The young man was thrown
from the back seat o fa car when it
went into a rut. according to the in- 1
formation obtainable. His skull was
The deceased was aged 29 years 1
and was a son of G. M. Doolittle of
this city. He was a brother of O. M.
Doolittle, owner of the Cocoa Cola
bottling works on the East Side and
of George Doolittle of Jackson street
and was himself employed with the !
Fairmont Vulcanizing Company. The
body was taken in charge by Under- :
taker Fred Jenkins and funeral arrangements
will be announced lated.
One Complete Copt.
H fill
nr iirnr isrvTtiim/
it nil m
Medical Asso. Comes to City
of Hirth for Semi-C'cntennial.
Many Social Affairs Arranged
for the Ladies Who
Will Come.
Approximately 300 physicians, members
of the West Virginia State Medi
cal Association, will assemble here
next Tuesday for the Fiftieth or semi
centennial meeting. For this anniver
sary meeting the association returns
to the city of its birth, in addition to
the physicians a number of ladleB will
be present for the sessions of the convention.
The Fairmont will be the headquarters
for the visitors and all the sessions
will be held in the Assembly
room with the exception of a public
patriotic meeting which will be held
in eitber the opera house or the high
school auditorium. Major Jump, of tbe
United States Medical Reserves Corps,
will address this meeting, and moviug
pictures depicting war scenes will also
feature this session which will be held
on Tuesday evening.
une 01 uie ieaiures ot tne convention
which will be of great interest will
be the lecture on Tuesday morning by
Dr. Harold L. Amos, of New York, on
the subject Poliomyelitis. Dr. Amos
is one of the greatest authorities in
the United States on this subject ana
bis address will be peculiarly interesting
owing to the fact that this state
has been visited by this scourge.
Through the kindness of Consolidation
Coal company officials the poliomyelitis
hospital at Traction park will
be kept open until after the sessions oi
the association are concluded, in order
that the delegates to the convention
may be permitted to visit the hospital
and observe how it is conducted.
Following the Tuesday morning session
a special car will run at one
o'clock from this city which will carry
delegates to Monongah where Dr. I'eter
Noe, who is in charge of the hospital,
will condutc a clinic.
Among other distinguished out of
Btate men who will address the sessions
of tho convention are Ira J.
Haynes, Richmond, Va.; Martin E.
Rehfuss, of Philadelphia; C. C. Coleman,
of Richmond; H. Augustus Wilson,
of Philadelphia; J. E. Burns, William
S. Gardner and George W. Dobbins,
of Baltimore.
Prominent members of the medical
profession from all parts of the state
will also take part on the program.
A feature of the convention will be
a banquet which will be served at the
Fairmont on Wednesday evening at
;ight o'clock. The Marion County Medical
Society will be hostess on this
occasion and Dr. J. W. McDonald will
be the toastmaster.
The council of the association will
convene on the messanine floor on
ivronaay evening aieo ciock wnue me
House of Delegates will meet in the
Assembly room of the hotel at 8:30
o'clock. The regular sessions however
will not begin until Tuesday morning
at nine o'clock.
The officers of the state organization
are, president, J. E. Rader. ot
Huntington; first vice president, W. S.
Young, of Sistersville; second vice
president, E. H. Thompson, Bluefleld;
third vice president, J. Howard Anderson,
Marytown; treasurer, H. G. Nicholson,
of Charleston. The council is
composed of H. R. Johnson, J. W. McDonald,
representing the First district;
T. K. Oates, MartinBburg, and C. H.
Maxwell, Morgantown, Second district;
C. R. Ogden, Clarksburg, T. H.
Morrison. Sutton. Third district; G. D.
Jeffers, Parkersburg, R. H. Peppers,
Huntington, Fourth district; E. F.
Peters, Maybury, W. H. St. Clair, Bluefield,
Fifth district, and B. B. Wheeler,
McKendree, and P. A. Haley, Charleston,
the Sixth district.
Special entertainment has been provided
for the ladies who will accompany
a number of the delegates here.
On Tuesday at four o'clock a tea will
be held at Cook hospital with the executive
committee of the .Women's
Auxiliary Board of. the hospital as
hostesses. On Tuesday evening a theatre
party will be held in their honor.
On Wednesday an automobile ride ending
at the Country club where dinner
will be served at 6 o'clock. An informal
reception with demonstrations and
short talks will be held at Red Cross
headquarters on Thursday afternoon.
Dr. J. H. Brownfield, the only charter
member of the organization who is living
at this time will be the honor guest
of the sessions ot the association.
frighted Story in E
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Mobilizing Womanhood.
i Copyright Underwood ft Underwood
1 Upon the sturdy shoulders of Misi
Florence Marshall falls the great tasl
of mobilizing the womanhood of th<
, country under the Red Cross flag. She
has been appointed to organize tbl
women of the country so that surgica
dressings and other necessities ij
Red Cross Work will be made in greal
quantities. ^
No More Fairmont Cases
Arp Rpfnrp flip rh'strirt
Board. ^ y ^
The district appeal board in session
at Clarksburg completed their worl;
with reference to the local board foi
the city of Fairmont late yesterday
when they certified for service fou:
more Fairmont men. Notice of their
certification was received at the local
offices this morning.
Two of the men, Wilbur Harry Shinn
and Bartol Sokolis appealed to the district
board in protest of the decision
of the local board. The others were
among the delinquents that did not appear
until later for physical examination
and did not appeal to the higher
authorities. The men certified are:
Order. Serial. Name.
126 452 Wilbur Shinn, 412 Mary
land avenue.
215 ?2 Bartol Sokolis. R. F. D. No.
8. Fairmont, W. Va.
S5 144 Howe Stieger, 1101 Owlton
185 1305 Roy E. Bobet, Cor. 8th St
and Fairmont Ave.
In August the district appeal board
granted Wilur Harry Sninn a c'lo
charge, but this discharge has now
been revoked and Shinn has been cer
titled to the local board for service.
As yet the local board has receiveu
no definite information as to the exact
time the next fifteen men will
leave. It is generally understood hov
ever, that they will go some time oe
tweeu October 3-7. The local board it
awaiting word from Camp Lee r?.ative
to the physical examination being
given the local boys. This information
should arrive here some time late
Showalter Case
In Higher Court
Judge Wood at Martinsburg today
denied the motion tor a new trial in
the Howard W. Showalter caBe and
sentenced him to live years In the Atlanta,
Ga., penitentiary.
Attorneys for the defense asked for
a stay of execution pending an appeal
to the iedera! court of appeals at Rich
mond. Va? which stay of execution
was granted by Jjudge Wood. It is stat
ed that if the court at Richmond affirms
the decision of the Martinsburg
court that the defense will carry the
case to the United States Supreme
J Court
Hazel Marie Freeland. aged thre<
months, daughter of J. W. Freeland
of Hundred, died yesterday at CooV
hospital. The child's mother died al
her birth- Her father and a brothet
survive. The body was taketl to Hun
dred this morning for interment bj
Undertaker R. C. Jones. Mr. anc
Mrs. Howard Clayton and Miss Lou
ise Clayton accompanied the remain!
there and attended the funeral serv
tvery Issue of the V
Germans Were Rolled Back
Almost a Mile at Some
*5 9u?SflRS8BBM
Less Than a Week Has ElajHl
ed Since Last British
Push. m
. m
(By Associated Press)
Along the northern half of the battle
line to the east of Ypres where Field
'Marshal Haig resumed the otfenslve
this morning, the British advanced it
' numerous places for a distance of Irom jj|
: l.UDO to 1,20 i yards.
' An early report which was somewhat
1 vague, indicated that the British lnfan
try was figntlng along a line only a
' fftw hundred yards west of Zonuebeke.
1 The Germans are resisting desper/
ately and along a front of some thousand
yards astride the Ypres-Menta
road a terrific struggle is proceeding. a
With less than a week's wait after
delivering the recent smashing blow
at the German lines In Flanders the
British have resumed their drive,
launching an attack on a wide front
1 northeast an J east of Ypres early thle
, morning.
The trend of the battle was only
briefly indicated ill the early statement.
Field Marshal Haig reporting
5 that his troops were making good progress.
Apparently their ell'ort is aimed **
at driving in deeper the wedge alrhady ff
forced in the German front SBtride the 9
Ypres-Menin toad and northward along
the Ypres-Roulers railroad line. "
Last Thursday's thrust pushed this
wedge approximately a mile intoi this
- enemy's territory where the around r<
I gained was well consolidated and held
| firmly against numerous desperate
. counterattacks. . . v'3|
The point ot the wedge has now ai'tnost
reached a line extending directly :|1
. northward trom the great French manufacturing
city of Lille, the envelop- : ^
ment of which is assumed to ne one
of the great objectives of the Flandere M.
attacks in connection with the drive
below Lille tarried out in the battle ' 3
of Arras earlier this year. , . 'Vvjip
On the French front there hae been
only artillery activity and raiding operations.
The artillery fire was Intense
last night in the Verdun region be- v
tween Beaumont and Bezonzaux north{
east of the fortress.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Sept. 20.?Germany hat
agreed to evacuate Belgium on certain ."Jv
conditions it is declared in a German.
official statement according to a dis-.
patch from Berne today given out by
I the Wireless Press.
I Germany it is stipulated, must bay*
jthe right to develop her economic enterprises
freely in Belgium, especially
in Antwerp.
I The body of D. L. Talklngton when ti
. I death occurred on Sunday was laid at a
/| rest yesterday afternoon m the Bethel
chapel cemetery. Funeral service*
were held at the residence on View ; ; .H
street yeatrday morning conducted by.
Rev. C. E. Goodwin of the First M. ?.
church and further services were also -i'li
held on the arrival of the funeral'
, party at Bethel cbanel which were
conducted hy Rev. T. B. Liwler' Of
the Barrackville Baptist church. . ,
Chicken and Waffles
Hotel Watson Cafe . J
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