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It was estimated when the tire had |j . been brought uuder control aftet two hours that several thousand head of ! cattle had been destroyed Somo estimates ran as high as 1?,nun There wore 47.00(1 cattle in the yard at the close of business yesterday, it was said, and while it was possible to liberate most ol them, so rapidly did the flames gain headway that many were caught and horned Hundreds of cattle liberated reached the down town section of both Kansas City Mo., and Kansas City. Kas , It was the third disastrous lire tti the history of Kansas Cilv stock yards. By 7 o'clock the tire hail b-eti oxtlu. \ gulshed after firemen had been lightV \ ing with approximately I tin pieces of p I lire apparatus and dynamite I ' No definite estlinales as to loss ol f will be made until the insurance adJf . Justors have taken a census of the r number of cattle burned since the lire f wan confined to the cattle pens which comprise the larger part of the cards WfMr SI) TDIMRIt CIIT (Iff UU I llllllULL UUI Ul I Mrs. Trimble Some Scrapper Herself?Once Threw a Live Cat. >v The case of Lev ' limine. charged with assaulting ho* v.-??e because she would not give bin. u :iarr o? her earnings to engage in a noker game was before Mayor Howrn this joining it developed that Lee '. ns ?i ?: the only one who was acti'v in the tight, nut that his wile who appeared to be so religious am; so ocaeetuj m hei del meanor bvfo?o police umr. yester lay, took a leading rblo in ihr pugilistic combat. Mrs. O lie s .mas.. ua.ig.MM oi Mrs. Trimble, testified in 'he case and told of seeing her iiotMer throw voces, chinaworn and in one ih.niit a live cat at Trimble : on..mutely rrimble was able to tlodrc th?- weapons and escape lToni the Louse Trimble did not ? ny making a practice of getting drunk and remaining away from home . well as gambling. After hearing ;hr evidence in the ^ tunc, wictjur uuwen uismisscci oom / the husband and wife without fine Bell Company Buys $5,000,000 in Bonds The American Toleiitioue aud Telegraph compan* ami u- associated com panies, forming the Bell system, announce a subscription in behalt of themselves and the:; employees for $5,000,00ti o! tfco Secouc Liberty Loan. This subscription tf^fS be alloted to localities or section - jt 'tie-country, as nearly as may be in proportion to the quotas assigned by the Treasury Department to the various Federal Reserve Districts, so that each district will get credit for its proportionate share of the total sum The ac'ual subscriptions will be made In each loI ealtty by the associate rcmpan? opli eratlng ia such locality f i[ Civil Action For Before JUBtlce Conaway this mornK Ing the civil suit of Dr James A. tor Graham against Henry ,L. Wilfocg, of W' Fairmont, was attached It Is en acL \ tlon to collect $172.?.j on a doctor 1# bill. Wllfoog contends that he and K his wife wore separated and dlvoce proceedings had begun in the court -t when the bill was contracted. The case was continued this atfernoon I ; when the lawyers submitted points of 1 B< law on the subject. I .Bi-.v-. ' " lY'SSE Piersol Guilty in Keet Baby Case Claud, Piersol, who has been found guilty of kidnaping Baby Floyd Keet, 14-months-old son ol Mr. and Mrs. J Holland Keet, Springfield. Mo., whose dead body wsb later found In an abandoned well. Above is the last picture taken of the baby before his dlsap pearance. Piersol's sentence was tor 15 years. ARREST IN SLOT MMHIttF f!RilSAflf r?"mnuuiiiL. UliUUnUL i Prosecuting Attorney's Office Says Slot Machines Must Go. I Incident to tliu raid ott siot mtt' ' chines in Marian county J H Brewer. wlio conuuct's a store at Basnettsvillc, was arrested by Sheriff (jlover late Monday afternoon and gave bond before Justice Musgrove for a hearing at a later date. It is understood thai the Prosecuting Attorney's office was notilied twice about this slot machine, This is the lirst arrest made in the clean up.campaign enounced by Pros I touting Attorney W B Haggorty. I Today the prosecuting attorney's office said that the "slot machine 1 must go, and that Is all there is to it" l.ast f:;tu VV R. Haggerty, pros| ecuting attorney, and Charles E. Mil I ler. assistant prosecuting attorney, I had the slot machine that was taken | at Eisnettsville and they spent some j time studying the machine especially I its mechanical parts On one side of the machine there Is a label, 'out of order," ,Th.'? is." whore the Bum is supposed tc come out. but the prosecuting attorney's office claim that this machine was operated de spite the (act that no gum was given in exchange It litis been learned a', so that severa' of the old time slot machines hr.vo appeared on' the East PIde ? . I Barnes am1 Saltz Off for Camp Lee tiiiph A. Barnes and Marlon Salt] I tel't Fairmont at 12:25 o'clock tblB afternoon t >;- Camp Lee to till vacancies left in Fnl-tnont'B last quota o( National army men by the pbystcal Inefficiency of Adam Petere and David Guy Prunty, The two men will arrive at Camp Lee tomorrow morning at nine o'clock. The local board received notice yesj terday irom Camp Lee stating that , Fatrm yit had received credit for thirteen men to their last quota, also-re' porting lh? physlcval disability of PeI ters snd Prnnty. I _ , ' ' | Lads Were After ill U-ot JNickels Macke7 Tedesco and Frank Burroughs. two amall lada ot thle city, wera arrested yesterday evening about nine o'clock by Chlet Harr and Policeman Fleming charged with breaking Into the a to rage room on CleTeland avenue owned by the Chilton alot machine organlxatlon tor the purpose of taking ntcklea from the machines. They were locked up in the city Jail and this morning taken to the court house where they will be tried by county authorities. st Virginian's Many COND L LIBERTK L0A1 MUSS MEETING SHUT EVE Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Rowe Will ^ i-?. Speak, TALKS IK COURT HOUSE Affair is Preliminary to Big Demonstration of October 24. The first big event in connection with the Second Liberty Loan cam-1 palgn in Fairmont will take place on Saturday evening or this week when Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, L. F. Rowe, will be in Fairmont to speak to Fairmont Liberty Loan buyers. The speaker will be introduced by Judge W. S. Haymond. The mass meeting of Fairmont citizens will be held in the circuit court room of the court house at eight o'clock 11 Saturday evening. The address is to be given under the auspices of the Marlon County Liberty Loan committee, of which Glenn F. Barns, of this city, is chairman. ! The meeting Saturday evening will be preliminary in a way to the big celebration in this city and throughout the United States on October 24. The | purpose of the meeting Saturday is to get the people of Fairmont in the "Liberty Loan mood" and to arouse interest in the larger and more important celebration in Fairmont on the afternoon of October 24. Chairman Glen F. Barns several days ago telegraphed to ex-Governor VV. A. MacCorkle, chairman of the State Liberty Loar committee to furnish Fairmont with c speaker for a preliminary meeting some night this week. ! This morning Mr. Barns recevied the | following telegram which is self explanatory: CMARLFSTON. W. VA.. ucLuuer J9, rait. Ulcnn F. Uarns, Chairman. Fairmont, W. Va. Hon. L. F. Howe Assistant Scc'y ! of Treasury. will address you SatI urday night. Have good meeting | for Mm. He is a great speaker, and is considered one of the big I men in the country. Will have you I a big speaker for your demonstration on the twenty-fourth. W. A. MacCORKLE, Chairman. On Saturday evening the Greater I Fairmont band will be out to parade j the streets and to arouse enthusiasm for the speaking at the court house. On this evening there will be no parade of any kind. The parade feature 1 and Liberty Loan displays will all be 1 reserved until the afternoon of October 24. HAD REFERENDUM m TRUSTY HflNRRS - -w www - <t/ " V i'V Fellow Sufferers Want "Com ical Pete" Put in Basement Cell. 11 Tired of being locked np behind the 1! lattice work at the Marion county Jail j "Comical Pete." one of the funniest i prisoners that was ever behind the bars, put it up to the prisoners this morning to vote on whether he was tbelr choice for "trusty" duty. In aU solemnity "Pete" passed the petition around, and by a vote of 43 to 13 he was trimmed. The majority voted to put him in a cell in the basement, where the cages are especially small. Today a committee of prisoners met Jailor Thomas V. Buckley and presented the petition to him. It afforded many a hearty laugh. It will be remembered that "Pete" was a trusty, but beat it out of the Jail kitchen one night about a month ago. Later he was caught and put In the bastlle to serve out his time. No [ additional charge of Jail breaking waa brought, however. Blnce then "Pete" is desirous of getting out into the hall and getting a lttUe fresh air and he Is especially *?<1 ? the results of the referendum. LIBERTY BONOS. Do your Christmas shopping early? buy a Liberty Bona. ? Washington (Pa.) Observer. Yon And plenty o( places to spend your money?mighty few places to save it?Unlontown Genius. Take at least one. ? Parkersbnrg News. Features Make it InU ? iii ?wmmmm?? ARGEST fiiirs m i COLORED II55 IH OF 11.21! I They Are Reported to be in r Splendid Physical Condition. SURE 10 PASS TEST List of Draftees and Their Addresses in This City. The local dratt board has received official notice trora Charleston to the effect that the colored men who are dratted will leave for Camp Lee sometime between October 27 and Nov. 2. Colored troops In some parts of the state will go on one date and others on other days The date set for the Fairmont colored men to leave has not been anounced The ten Fairmont colored troops are all in the very best of condition and it is probable that every one of them will pass the final examination. Fairmont's colored draftees are: Charles Herbert Jones?Order No. 5. serial No. 1095, 224 Nerval street, Fairmont, W Va William Jackscn?Order No. 25. serial No 784. General Delivery. Fairmont. W. Va. James Ranzer Hicks?Order No. 44. serial No. 604, General Delivery, Fairmont. W. Va. Oscar Walker Downey?Orde: No. 162, serial No. 549. 411 Corbin Place, Fairmont. W. Va. Joseph Hamm?Order No. 149, aerial No. 525, Corbin Place, Fairmont, W. Va. Henry Gray?Order No 2. aerial No. 458, 450 Morgantown avenue, Fairmont, W. Va. Charles-Johnson?Order No. 61. se? 1 X'? a no O ny.1!irnf? t'olr. ritti nu. uouciai ucnvci,?, ranmont, W. Va. George Bartlett?Order No. 57, aerial No. 1045, 113 Fairmont avenUe, Fairmont, W. Va. Metom Strain?Order No 02. serial No. 1323, 334 Pennsylvania avenue, Fairmont, W. Va. William Albert Moor?Order No. 53, serial No. 514, 203 Hamilton street, Fairmont W. Va. First Billion to Be in by Tonight (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. Oct 10.?Treasurer official declared today that "unless all signs fail" the liberty loan will have reached its first one billion dollars in subscriptions tonight. With billion dollar mark In sight for today treasury officials were inclined to believe, that remainder of campaign would witness tremendous acceleration in subscriptions and that two billion dollars might be reached by end of week. Dispatches from every section told of redoubled efforts to quicken the campaign t Pittsburgh Editor P/Mi-n/l T^rvnrl in xuuiiu uuau m JJUU (By Associated Press) PITTSBURGH, Oct. 16.?Col. Austin Beach, managing editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch and tor many years one of the best known newspaper men in Pennsylvania, was found dead at his home here today of apoplexy when a member of his family sought to rouse him for breakfast. Col. Beach, who was 62 years of age, was one of the newspaper correspondents who accompanied the Commonwealth of "Gen." Coxey 011 its march from Massilon, Ohio, to Washington. Civil Suit Over Auto Collision Today Justice Musgrove heard the1 civil suit of P. B. Swearlngen vs. R. A. ] n?il.-I- TUf. I ? .ntinn 4 .. 11 t. I ruwu^n. xuti is un ? . uwu iu viuueci (or damages resulting in an automobile collision on a brtdre across Finch run near Barrackvt'ie S.rearlngen Is trying to recorer ?*1.eo. The magistrate will g'vs his decision In the oase later in tbs city. Women Guard? on Brooklyn "noways, (Br kssoelatsd 7rw?) KBW YORK. Oct 11?On account of shortage of man. power due to war conditions women will soon be installed as subway guards during rush hours by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company it was announced today. About 50 women will be employed. The manual labor tnrolred is light. zresting to Every Me STOCK Great War Costs U.S. $ 1,625,000 Each Hour of Day (By Associated 1'ress) NEW YORK, Oct. 16?The wat costing the belligerent nations of the world at the rate ol 5160,000.on a day, $6300,000 an hour and the United States is paying at least :>ne-fourth of this staggering sum. according to estimates made to lay by the Mechanics and Metals National bank of New York. The estimated daily cost at the ooginning of war was $50,000,000 and a year ago it was $100,000,000 This country's rate of expenditures is groater than any other nation Great Britain being second and Germany next. till DAI "mil MAI FROM MAIUIll! Leslie Ford at Cook Hospita in a Critical Condition Other Cases. Leslie Floyd, aged 23 years, son o James C. Floyd, of Barrackvllle, Is li Cook hospital in a critical condltloi | as the result of injuries sustained whei I he tell from a tree on Sunday. Tin ; young man sustained a badly fracturei leg and, it is feared, internal injuries He was brought to tbe hospital oi Sunday. Mrs. Floyd Cole, who was Injured ii an automobile occ'dent near Oaklaut several weeks ago while returning wltl her husband from a meeting of coa operators at Deer Park, and who nai since been confined to her home oi Chicago street, was today admitted ti Cook hospital for surgical treatment Mrs. Cole sustained a compound frat ture of the leg. The cast was recentl; removed, and while the limb Is dolni well, yet it was Uiought some surgica attention was necessary. She will In a patient there for some time. Mrs. Percy Manley, who had beei a patient for two weeks at Cook bos Vilas Delsle Mundell 4 kit Mrs. Mary Mundell 4 kit i Mrs. Ed Dnoahue ... 2 kit ? WHY NOT HEAD IT "FAILED T( CALL/' John Moore, loe Terrill, Suga Spears, John HunL Joe Woods, J. Bon man and Terrence Pelley, apprehendei In a poker raid (ailed to appear In Jut tie* (.ewls court.?Moundsville corre pondance Wheeling Intelligence! head**! "Failed to Appear." mber of the Family. pital, has returned to her home nea Barrackville. Charley Hartley, of Farmington, ha been admitted to Cook hospital for sur gical treatment. Mrs. M. D. Proudfoot, of Falrview is a surgical patient recently admittei to the hospital for treatment. URGES ELKS TO AID TOBACCO FUNDI Helps to Brighten Lives o Soldiers Says Exalted Ruler. Fred J. Mersheimer, exalted rule of the Washington lodge of Elks, to day warmly endorsed plan:, to raise ; fund with which to buy smokes to Amelcan soldiers in France, am urged the members of the antlerei herd to generously suport the move IUUUU "I most heartily approve this spier <3id movement." said Mr. Mersheimor "It affords every one an opportunit: to contribute to the comfort and en joyment of our soldiers in th trenches. "From my own observation am what I have heard from soldiers notb lag gives them more genuine dellgh or pleasure while in the field than to bacco. Tbey long for it when the; cannot get it. and are entirely differ ent men without their smokes. To bacco seems to brighten and chee and comfort them. They should hav their American tobacco everywher they go. I am sure this movemen will appeal strongly to Elks not onl; in Washington, but throughout th country, who know the Joys of a gooi smoke and who may be relied upoi 'to do their bit for the boys 'ove | there.' I should like to see the Elk lead *11 other contributions to thi fund.* Op to noon today the contribution: to The West Virginian tobacco fum were as follows: Miss Olive Davis ..... 2 kit C. H.Vaughn .'. ?.. 2 kit Sam Vaughn ?... 2 kit Mabls Williams 1 kit YARD ( IH THOUSAND Ml in ILLINOIS; II I _T >> age Increase Won at Recent Did Not Become Efl the Men Ex iWAS CDNTINGENnPO Mine Officials in Territory Affc is Likely to Lead to G | in Central I (By Associated Press) . foi SPRINGFIELD. 111.. Oct. 16.?Be- j da ' I cause wage increases did not become j Ja ! effective today 10,000 coal miners In ! de( Central Illinois did not appear tot work cd this morning, 't was admitted ai otJ (ices ol the Illinois Coal Operators'Association. coi Mine officials said they expected the j cr? strike to spread rapidly According to 1 l'eorla operators a general walk out it the Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania I 011 and W est Virginia was probable. !lns 1 Demands of ten cents a ton lncroase i tot iiiifiill ij MMIHE Hill ! ! | Mayor Bowen Will Deliver W Address of Welcome at Synod Tonight. # y g Rev. Earl A. Brooks ot Weston will I preach the annual sermon at tho 06 B opening session of the Presbyterian 1 Synod which will convene this even- ev ing at 7:30 o'clock in the new First th r Presbyterian church. The address of po welcome will be delivered bv Mavor Pa B " OV Anthony Bowcn and the response will be made by Dr. J. W. McDonald pres- ha ident of the Presbyterian congrega- m; j tion. bu Hon. M. M. Neely will address this dri session on the subject, "Why We Are in the War and What America Must sir do to be Saved." 14 Delegates in large numbers arrived sh here during the day and were met at 11b the trains by representatives of the mi congregation. While a large number I have arrived today, more will come th k tomorrow and it Is thought that there co | will be 125 visitors in the city for ca thia meeting. ca in conection with the synod meet- thi ? Ing the Synodical which is composed I of the Women's Home and Foreign he Missionary societies will also meet, of the sessions of these bodies to be held on Wednesday and Thursday in -jthe Sunday schcol room of the new Jj edifice. The visitors will be entertained in r the homes of the Presbyterian congre" gation. Dinner will be served on 1 Wedensday and Thursday in the dinJ ing room of the church by the ladles } of tho Presbyterian Legion society. Se 1 A social hour will follow the opening toi " service this evening. Pa The session's of the Synod and the da l" Synodical will continue through foi Thursday. ml y -? hi, e Little Girl Burned <iR In Gas Explosion sei " Margaret Carpenter, aged about _ two, wandered into the kitchen at the rei i- home of her grandparents, Mr. and Gr r Mrs. J. B. Crowell, of 50 East Park ave* nue about 5 o'clock yeBterday and j turned on the gas at the oven burners = . Ul IUV IttUgO. A 111 tJ VVtt.3 uuiuiug uu e the tol> of the range and when the exj plosion occurred the lnqulsltiTe little n person was hnrled clear across the r room. She sustained bnrns on the s neck and chin and the hair on one / g side of her head was badly singed but ' she was not seriously Injured and was s doing Tery nicely today. 3 .. s Fairmont Normal] Changed from Norm; GRAND OPEF First number tonight, beginning at < r Subject j IN THE WAKE C Is an orator and has seen the things 1 > fifty cents. Season tickets for nine nui ' the box office before the performance. It is a Real Home Nev IN FIRE ! 1 QUIT WORK P10 SPREAD Conference in Washington 1 ective Today as pected. .jj J r PRICE ADVANCE j icted Say That the Trouble eneral Walk Out Hstrict. _.,j - digging eoal; f.ve dollar* a da? tor ? work and 1 i per cent advanca lor j rdage anu deai. work war* to has* 1 en nllowet by operators It waa stater dinger, t upon permission by tha el adtnlnisi ration (or an Increase In >1 prices to absorb the wag* In- -I sasca. ra\S Today was the beginning of th* see J pay period (or October and miner* J listed that tbe advance in pay begin liniir D FENO FOR SELVES ar's Influence Felt in Enrollment of the Night School. With an enrollment ol SI .student*; . . wunten'Trtra'25 men. the erening 0 ; hool conducted by tbe High school B Iclals. started ott auspiciously last " enlng when a meeting was held at . ?| 3 High school building (or the purse of arranging preliminaries preratory to the formal opening this ;tS ening. Clases were organized in short- 'a nd, typewriting, bookkeeping .penmship. spelling, business English, a siness arithmetic and mechanical awing. "1 t'orty-live students enrolled In the orthand classes, 62 in typewriting. in bookkeeping, (our in penmanip, seven spelling, 15 business Engb 10 business arithmetic and 4 jchanlcal drawing. Pour married women were among ^ o list enrolled for commercial urses one or two of which may be lied upon to support themselves in se their husbands are drafted in a National army. Regular sessions of the school ifill held on Tuesdays and Thursday* each week. ? ? aFollette Demands Bill of Particulars ????? .',o (By Associated Press) - " i WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.?When the pate committee investigating Sena La Pollette's much discussed. St. ul speech began its hearing here toy Senator La Pollette-presented a -mat demand that the committee subt a formal copy of charges against n. and that he be permitted to sumin and crosB examine witnesses. This * layed the start of the proceedings the committee went Into executive ssion to consider demandB. v ,' v t ? . MEXICAN TOWN RAIDED. MISSION, Texas. Oct 16.?Reports iched here today of a bandit raid at anzeno. a Mexican vlllaae on the Rio ande six miles southeast ot Mission. .. ring could be heard at Madera City. Laborers Wanted in Shipping Department. Apply DWENS BOTTLE MACHINE CO. |j Lecture Course al Auditorium to i IA HOUSE sight o'clock. Dr. Lincoln Wirt IF THE WAR ie talks about. Single admission i inhere, $2.60. Tickets on sale at .