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Will Be Dedicated Tomorrow
Morning With Appropriate
? ,
Workmen Put in Strenuous
Day Getting Things
Hammers drove ami sawn cut In j
earnest today when the finishing i
touches were put to- tlie main auditorium
ot the new edifice of tile First
Presbyterian eongrc .ation at Jackson
and Jefferson stref, in readiness for
the formal dedieaticn tomorrow, Tile
work was prosecuu d witli usual vigor
within the last week or two In hope
of having everything completed tor
The cost of erection and the equipment
means the expenditure of Slit!,000
and It the work was contracted for
today It would cost easily $50,000 in
excess of this amount. The old church
was demolished on April 12. 1916. and
the corner Btone ot the new church
was laid on August lhiu. oy the Masonic
fraternity. The indirect lighting
system and ill : massive dome In
the centre of the church are especially
fine and attractive. The entire style
of the ehureli Is of the Gothic type of
spared Id the way in expense to make
the church complete In all of Its parts.
No church bell has been installed to
summon the faithful. but In due tune
a sot of chimes will be substituted tor
a bell. Probably two weeks will elapse
before the entire work in all parts
of the church will be completed.
First Presbyterian congregation had
1 a full rich history ouck of It, which exI
tends for more than 100 years ago.
The sesBlon of the church has in its
possession many documents and records
which will prove ot value to posterity
and with this thought 111 view
they have provided vault in its room
at a point close to (he pulpitThe
Sunday scnool room of the
church was used tor the first time last
Sunday and this event was fittingly observed.
During toe course of his address
last Sunday Commissioner J.
Walter Barnes, superintendent tit the
Sunday school, contrasted the humble
beginning of the congregation in an
old mill property ai Barnsvtlle to tlie
modern edifice wnt--h graces the city
As it stands today this imposing edifice
is one of the very tinost in the
entire state of West Virginia. It ranks
as the top-notch I resbytorlan church
in the state and the very best in the
Synod of West v.talula. Only one
Presbyterian chuirl. ami that is at
v~u.-.iicsiuii oenig in rnv \ irgn;ia Sviiui.
of I he Presbytoiii.n church. South,
however, cou'ies ec-ar vieiug with it
lor elaboratentc . Tin* session or
First PreSbyteriuu church lias seen
to it thai many ieaiurus arc piovideci
that most churches do not have. Foi i
instance the win-low tranies art all j
stone and few chinches in the country |
have them. By 110 means are the "kid- !
dies" neglected. In the basement a \
splendid room is provided for their |
comfort in the kindergarten depart-1
ment and everything is so handy that |
a baby couch can b?* wheeled right into
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j. City Hall \otes_jj
Fifty-two years ago yesterday about j
twenty miles from ???'.:;?n .*i>olts m a lit I
tie village in the < uutv oi Harric in j
the state of Indian., occurred the birth
of a bouncing babv boy Its parents |
.predicted such a remarkable future
\ * their new born babe that they j
named him after .11 great Mary An-1
thony and ever snce his name has i
been Anthony Boxven.
The series of blank programs at police
court was resumed at the city nail
this morning when (,'liiei Hay made
his morning rcpor to th0 mayor, re
porting nnothcr peaceful 'lav.
With Hosea Dobrrry in ouc corner]
ot the building working on his Saxon, I
Fleming Hamilton leaning over the me- ]
chanlcal bench making trinkets, others j
H in the rear of the department doing
the weekly washing, and still others
H battling with the checkers, the fire
department is some busy place this
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Served as Chairman.
Late Friday night Past Grand Walter
H. Watson, the delegate, and Past
Grands William HiH. of Marlon Lodge.
J. O. O. F., and Past Grands W. J. Hess
delegate and W. H. htoneking. of Palatine
Lodge, returned from Huntington,
where they attended the Grand Lodge
session. Mr. Hess served as chairman
of the legislative committee of the
Grand body.
I ' 'Evening Chaf
< ' ' "r" is?'vi -
This remarkable news ]
section on Petrograd's famoi
kis, or Leninites?the ultra-r;
Men and boys armed
join them. In this picture th
wounded men and women lyi
Note the mother and cl
When this insurrection
Landing of Troops at Oesel
Threat Against Petr
organized Rus
(By Associated Press) t
LONDON, Oct. 13?The Geriucns i
have landed troops ou the islands of ?
Oesel and Dago in the Gulf of Riga, 1
according to a Router dispatch from j
Petrograd. ^ i
Oesel and Dago islands are at the t
entrance to the Gulf of Riga and provide
easy access to the mainland over <
small intermediate islands. They are i
oiT the coast of Russian province of i
Esthonia. Dago island is about 200
miles from Petrograd. Its occupation i
derives additional importance from t
the fact that it is almost at the south i
of the Gulf of Finland at the head of {
which is Kronstadt which defends i'e j.
trograd. Oesel island is nearly loo i
miles south of Riga, which the Germans
captured recently The landing <
of German troops in Esthonia, would '
threaten outflanking of the Russian y
line and probably compel a retreat t
on a wide section of the front if in- j
deed it did not open the way to Petru- t
grad itself. A railroad line follows i
the coast all the way from l-'D-al op i
posite Dago island to Petrograd.
While the British offensive has come ..
Fifty Men Good and True
Selected For the November
Term I
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fifty petit juror- for Hie coming '
term of Circuit court were drawn on j ,
Friday afternoon, i'he session of court I
will be held from November 12 and
J 9th.
Those chosen were as follows: John
K. Thomas. ( F); Robert G. Linn. (U);
Albert Merrifteld, (F); W. R. Martin,
(Ml; R. A. Gilles, tF); Charles \V? Satterfield,
(U); II. H. Fleming, (0); Wil- j
liam W. Bowmau tF), W E. Salter-j
field (P), Charlie Asbcraft (U), Claude |
Boone (G), Solomon A. Shuman (Pj.l
J. M. Ross (W), Jesse L. Floyd (M),|
John Toothman (F), C. M. Williamson
(F). James L. Boar (F), Charles
D. Nuzum (U). J. ri. Hibbs (Ml, Hich- i
urd F. Pell (U), John Talkington (L)', t
C. G. Ambruster (F). Thomas W. Davis
(G), George ?V. Hawkins (W), J. .
E. Talkington (Li, Sanford IS Fetty
(Ml, John B. Keddeny (M), James
Clelland <U), James A. Morgan (Ml,
Brooks Nuzum (M), George E. Phillips
(M), Harvey S. Upton (F), L. A.
Arnett( M), Ross M. Kendall (Ml, A. \
J. Rice (F), William R. Anderson (Ml, i
Frank Brahm (F), T. J. Fast (F). W.I :
S. Mumt'ord (F), Cash Rice (L), Sam- i
uel Leeper (F), S. H. Deberry (F). W. i
C. Dawson (W), L. E. Garner (F), A. |
J. Cf rpenter (F), A. F. Carpenter (F), i
A. B. Dudley (F). fc. R. Hall (G). Al- I
bert Rice (L), Charles Morgan (L) and ]
J. N. Haught (L).
"In the Front Row'
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picture, sent to The West Vi
us Nevsky Prospekt as crow
idicals headed by Lenine.
with rifles and machine gur
e insurrectionists are firing
ng across the Nevsky.
rtild, in the center of the pic1
was put down by Kerenskj
If and Dogo Regarded as
ograd and the Dissian
o a momentary pause with gains efected
yesterday everywhere held, a
iituation latent with big possibilities
ias developed on the Ituslan front. '
'i he landing of German troops on :
he islands of Oesel and Dago at tl|3 i
liouth of the Gulf of Riga is reported
oduy from Petrograd.
The islands in question has them |
;ei\es been bases of no littlo impor
auce to the llusians especially lot
leroplane activities. Their seizure
kvouhl undoubtedly hamper Russian
laval scouting work, effectually close
.1: Gulf of Riga to Russian use and
i| parently oiler an excellent starting
joint for a land expedition for Petro;rad
if one should be contemplated
jy the German command.
The luteness of the season had seem
id to preclude any attempt by the
IVutons to make a drive toward Petro;rad
this year. It has been pointed
>ut, however, that such a move could
>robahly ho carried out with comparaive
ease at present with the Russian
irmies in their admittedly disorganzed
state whereas next spring there
s governmental promise of Russian
Military regeneration after a winter
?f organizing work along new lines.
jrand Jurors
Are Chosen
Grand jurors for ; lie November term
vbich begins on November 12, were
lrawn on Friday as follows:
Clyde S. Holt, Ernest McCoy, Wal-1
er 11. Watson, ,M. A. Fletcher, Fairnont
district; Allen Heed, Clarence
Hsher, Union; W. E Mapel, C. F. Dads,
Lincoln; Harry J. Haught, W. E.
Cunningham, Mannington; O. L. Wilion,
C. C: Arnett, Paw 1'aw; Edward
layhurst, Eldora Moran, Winfield;
A'alter Reed, Thomas G. Price, Grant.
Dhio Town Mayor
Seizes Some Coal
(By Associated Press)
CANTON, Oct. IS?Mayor Schrantz
oday confiscated 1,000 tons of coal
jwned by the Centtal Power company
which furnishes the city with electrlcty.
Chairman Seymour of the Cham>er
of Commerce Coal committee, revived
a telegram from J. M. Koan,
tead of the state clearing house that
:oal will be shipped to Canton Sunday.
\ price of $5.60 a ton was flvcd for
he coal confiscated
Mines in Kentuck
Fail to Reopen
Lt-AiiMjiu... tvy., uct. 13.?Reports
eaching here from eastern Kentucky
and northern Tennessee state that
about 150 coal mints In the district
affected by the recent strike have fall?d
to reopen. All mines now idle are
.he smaller one3 in isolated sections
and operators of these mines are contending
that they can not operate at a
prcfit because of the price fixed by
the government for coal at the mines.
", "Ru/t StutF, "Bits
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rginian by Kenneth W. Payi
rds were fleeing from the fire
is had been told to start an i
from a side-street at the left
;ure?the woman instinctively
r, Lenine's power dwindled, i
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Bank Exceeds
Its Bond Quota
The Monongntieia hank this morn
ins 'lid its bit for the Second Liberty
loan when the directors subscribed
to $50,000 worth of the
The bank's quota of this issue
was $47,000.
City Authorities Now Waiting
For War Department's
The chief plans tor the new bridge
that will span the Monongahela river
have been worked out in the minds
of the city authorities and if approved
by the government will be accepted
for the construction of the bridge.
If the government does not object
the new bridge will be a three span
structure with spaas ot 250 feet. At
the highest point the bridge will be
100 feet from the water.
This style of a or-dge is the favorite
of the city authorities and the engineers.
and in case there is no objection
from the government, as there is not
expected to be. the plans for toe bridge
will not be further discussed. Work
on the details and the construction
drawings will begin at once.
For the South Side bridge there were
three different plans drawn up by Engineer
William Masseur and considerable
discussion of each before a selection
was made.
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Serious Sink in
Walnut Avenue
On Walnut svenue between Second
and Third streets yesterday evening
one ot the bricks in the middle of the
street gently sank from Its position In
the pavement and disappeared through
the earth beneath.
It was not long until Commissioner
Ira L. Smith received the report as the
sinking ground nad completely torn
out one of the leading sewers passing
along the avenue. Commissioner
Smith with one of his foremen visited
the scene and found that several other
bricks had followed the course ot the
first brick and distippeared In the soli.
Immediately the hole In the center of
the Btreet which was about nine feet
deep was fenced oft and a red light
put up to warn tne tramc uuring the
night. Early this morning employes
of the city were on the job repairing
the sewer line. After this is repaired,
the hole will be refilled with dirt ana
the pavement relaid. At present vehicular
traffic along the avenue is not
A marriage license was granted toi
day to Okey Lee Masters. 18. and May
M. Matheny, 21, both of Mannington.
of State News" Are
r.:4^' "i /^Sv *".4> ? %
ne, its London correspondent,
of a machine gun trained on
nsurrection, in the hope the
of the picture, as shown bj
shielding her baby to save it
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uiu ne neu lruiii ixussia,.
Stars and Stripes Are Raised
. Hospital Established
Roumania W
(By Associated Press)
JASSY, Rumania, Oct 13. ? Queen
.Mari", of Rumania, today .affied. the
Associated Press to convey her thanks
to the Onited States tor American Red
Cross aid and pledged Rumania to tight
to the end.
The occasion was the raising ot the
Stars and Stripes and an American
Red Cross flag over the first relief
hospital established on Rumanian soil.
"Our hearts have been warmed by
gratitude and our hopes reinspired
by this evidence of America's generoslliliT
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Men In Last Contingent Failed
to Get By the Physical
David Guy Prunty, of 414 Merchant j
street, and Adam Criss Peters, of 113
Jackson street, have returned to Fairmont
after getting a free trip to Petersburg,
Va. Both wore among the
local draftees to go to Camp Lee in
the last contingent. Upon their arrival
at the concentration camp they
were given a final examination which
they failed to pass.
Peters, although a man of much
strength, and a blacksmith by trade,
did not pass the examining physicians
because of being over weight. Prunty
was kept from being a soldier because
of bad teeth. The two <|iaftces
returned to Fairmont yesterday. Today
Peters has resumed his work with
the Hunsuker blacksmith establishment.
The local draft board has not yet
received any official information from!
Camp Lee relative to the final examj
Crew of Wrecked
Steamer Rescued
(By Associated Press)
Twent six men of the crew of the
steamer New Orleans wrecked off the
Virginia coast in a neavy oiow Wednesday
were brought here today by a
vessel which picked them up Just after
the ship went down. Harry Kol Ivohlmand
first officers mate, native of Ger
many was swept off after deck and
Justice Conaway this morning held
Charles Williams, colored, on a charge
of selling a pint of whiskey to Samuel
Walker, colored. Williams denied his
guilt. The accused was held for court
trial. Williams wa3 released.
All Features Written
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*L. .*?&:. ...'isiSy
was taken at a street interthem
by extreme BolsheviCronstadt
Regiment would
J the swath of death and
from the deadly leaden hail.
of america
Upon First Red Cross Relief
on Rumanian Soilill
Fight On.
ity in our hour ol suffering." her majesty
said. "Wo have 50,000 orphans and
n lnroa /<lviU?in nonnlotlftM ? n**A .
. . rn * v,i &? L>vuu*uitii/u #u 1
carious position on accounT'orlttCRor
food, clothing and medical aid, American
assistance came at a critical hour.
"I voice our gratitude to the great i
ally from over the sea which is the
whole hearted expression of six million
of my people, ^ ith the help of the
United States and our other great allies
we .are determined to prosecute
the war until the cause to which we
consecrated our liveB has been vindicated."
Bishop Donahue Sends Littleton
Priest to Assume
Charge A.
Bishop P. J. Donahue, of the Diocese
of Wheeling, has appointed Rev.
Father J. H. Corcoran, of Littleton,
W. Va? rector ot the Catholic church
at Grant Town, to succeed Rev. Father
Francis L. McFadden, who went
to Norfolk, Va., to become a chaplain
in the United States Naw. Fath
er Corcoran assumes charge at
Grant Town on Sunday.
Rev. Father Corcoran stopped at
Fairmont as the guest ot Rev. Father
A. Boutlou, rector ot St. Peter's
church, today, preparatory to going
to Grant Town. He was selected for
the place because he speaks the Italian
language very fluently, having
received his education in Roma and
is regarded as being very proficient
in that language.
Fairview and other nearby towns
ive included In the parish at Grant
Four Went To Be
Rural Carriers
An examination was held at the local
postottlce this morning to fill vacancies
as rural carriers at Fairmont,
Worthington, Glover Gap and Metz. A
similar examination was held at Mannlngton.
At the local post office there were
four that applied and were given the
regular examination under the supervision
of Mr. Meredith, one of the
force of the local office. The number
taking the examination this morning
<? ivl nlnnt In fill Iha vaennalnu
m UU'. nuil.iv.10uw I." ? *? n?v lavnuviuo
p.t the four above named places.
PETROGRAD, Oct. 13?Premier Ker
onsky is slightly 111 and has been confined
to his bed since his arrival at
general staff headquarters at Mohiley.
The premier Is reported to be in no
t Especially lor Fain
in MS
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Too Cold For Usual
All Night Wait
Of Bleacherites
m cm 1.1. '
Flip of Coin Settles Place of !
Possible Seventh
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Comlskey Park, Oct. la? 1
| A biting wind that cams out ot the
northwest before the afternoon gam*
brought frigid comfort to thoie home
fans whose temperatures went to sub
\ normal with double defeat ot the Soz
| in New York. Spectators wrapped
themselves in overcoats and padded
them with papers. The players at an
early practice wore Jackets and sweat- i
"It will be colder among those present
if we wiu today's game," said
Capt. Charley Herxog of the Giants
"and we expect to do it.
The Sox have played out their string
ot pitchers and the Chicago club is on
the run.
Thn nlavinp- flplrl woo food
, D .?-? ..MO ?>> >; tnai. DUVI
though the far reachoa were soggy I
and slow the sun was bright and 11
helped in drying the wet turf.
The Sox were greeted with rounds
of cheers when they came onto the I
field for practice.
New York today won the toss for I
the location of the last game to- be
played In the aeries. :-.\hH
CHICAGO, Oct. 13 ?The weather to- 1
day was less suggestive of a ball game ' jfm
than of starting tbe Christmas shop- fit
-ping early. Although the New York 'J
Nationals and Chlcigo Americans were . I
to meet here for *.he fifth game of the
world series this afternoon, the line ia
front of the ticket window at Comlsky
park did not sturt to form till 4 o'clock , .'I
this morning. Thre t hundred fans were I
shivering in line at daybreak:
Only one game will be played herp
this trip. The sixth game will be play- j
ed in New York au.l the 7th if there la
one in which ever city tbe toss of coin
The probable line up is as follows:
New York?Burns, if; Herzog, 2b;
Kauff, cf; Zimmerman, 3b; Fletcher,
ss; Robertson, rf; Hclke, lb; Rarlden,
catcher; Sallee, pitcher.
Chicago?J. Collins, rf; McMullen, $!
3b; E. Collins. 2b; Jackson, if; Felsch, V. :m
cf; Gandil, lb; Weaver, ss; Schalk, "" 1
catcher; Russell, pitcher.
Umpires, Rlgler, Evans, O'Loughlla I
and Klem.
I MinneaDolis Flour
Millers PevisL
(By Associated Press) '
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13?John Pllll
bury, head of one of the largest local
flour mill company's Bald today that
j the Minneapolis Mills would withdraw
! salesmen from the road and decline
10 book further orders until those on
hand had been filled because of yesterday's
decision by the milling division
of the Food administration to cur- '
tail operations to sixty per cent of
capacity. . IfflSpH
The new order Intended to relieve
the grain shortage at eastern mills
will become effective tomorrow. The
ruling actually cuts our operations
more than would appear on the snr- ;
face said Mr. Pillsbury because at this
time of year we usually operate at full
capacity to make up for slack periods.
A middle aged woman who would
ippreclate a good home for company ; ,
and help about the house. Two In 3
Rt. 6, Fairmont, W. Va. ;
I Week Davs
Business Lunch 40c i j
Sunday Chicken Dinner or Gams j
Dressing 50c.
12:30 to 8 P. M.
Laborers Wanted
in Shipping Deportment Apply
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