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October 1917 ?> </l
A Quality Newipater for the
T 1 III! till Aiiippha!
' MMMAN1 SUttfj
Republicans Control Legislature
in Mass., Mary- |
land and New Jersey.
I ntprnrt iu dittmiiupii
unuuuun in i n iuuuiiuii
Clarksburg's New Charter
j Gets Enthusiastic Endorsement
at Polls.
s ?
Drys Gaining on
the Wets in the
Buckeye Slate
\ (By Associated frcssj
CINCINNATI, Nov. ..? vVitli 524
V precincts still to h<-.ir from tho
drys had cut majority of v.xt3 to
. 4,101. A large majority o( pre/clncts
still to come nre 111 territory
reputed to he dry.
Returns from 5.2:12 precincts
give for prohibition 4Hi>.794 against
prohibition 470,895.
The outstanding features of yesterday's
elections, local as many ot them
were, was the marked success of woman
B-iftrage in New York and Its signal
defeat in Ohio.
Prohibition also claimed much attention
apparently winning in New
Mexico while the Ohio county at this i
hour is so close that each side claims |
the victory. j
Tammany liall was returned to power!
tew by tho largest plurality ever given a I
mayorallty candidate in New York
through the election ot Judge John F.
Hylan, who carried the entire ticket |
with him. The vote, with a few pre-|
cincts missing, shows Hylan, 297,292;
.Mitchell, 149,307; Hilquit. Socialist.
142,178; Bennett, Republican, ;>3,C,7S.
Mayor Mitchell sought re-election on
a fusion ticket being backed by many
important Republicans as well as Detnns.st.
rrVi/s Cnnlsllsl In. I
uuaw. Jl uc ouLiuuoi vuii; iwi nui|uii
was one of the surprises, being four
times as many as polled by Charles
Edward Russell, Socialist candidate.
four years ago.
In Philadelphia the regular Republican
organization was opposed by a
Town Meeting Ticket supported by
Senator Penrose and seems to have i
won out although the soldier vote In i
camps and cantonments may be neces-1
aary to decide the principal officers.
Massachusetts re-elected Gov. McCall,
Republican, and the Republicans
made a net gain of six In the Legislature.
Republicans and Democrats combined
in Chicago against the Socialist
on a judicial ticket and won by 75,000
In a total vote of 240,000. The Soclal!
ists were charged in the campaign with
appealing fot votes on an anti-American
and anti-war platform.
Pittsburgh elected E. V. Babcock,
a millionaire business man, mayor over
W. A. Magee, former mayor, but a majority
of the members eleated to coun
ell were listed in the campaign as Mates
Harry L. Davis, Republican, was reelected
mayor of Cleveland, leading
four other candidates by 15,000. The
Socialist ran third. The city voted
( against both suffrage and prohibition.
,1 Louisville elected a Republican
mayor in the person of Geo. W. Smith,
but the Democrats carried both houses
of the Legislature.
Lewis Shank, the home rule candidate,
was defeated for mayor of Indian
v( ayuiio uy unas. w. jeweu, uepunucan,
who carried the entire Republican ticket
Into office.
Eugene E. Schmltz. former mayor of
San Francisco, who waa Indicted In the
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Ohfo Town Mayors
Still Grabbing Coal
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.?Wholelale
confiscation by Ohio mayr-3 and
city officials was denounced today by
the Fuel administration, which Is considering
Immediate action unless the
practice la discontinued.
Investigators hare reported that In
., soma places railroad 1 acks were torn
up to prevent whole train loads of
'< coal from being moved.
"This munlclual robbery," said a
Fuel administration statement today,
i "not only has disarranged shipping
but caused unnecessary hardships toi
other states and Ohio towns."
For Relief Fror
tJa- / :'-l*?sM
I ffifc '
I HHSuSrjk 9
Judge John F. Hylan who was yea
torday elected Mayor or New York,
his daughter Virginia (center) and
his wlfo.
Tell Dr. Garfield the Railroads
are Responsible
for Fuel Famine.
(Uy Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.?Directors
of the National Coal Association,
representing bituminous coal
operators with a yearly output of 250,000,000
tons, met here today to frame
a comprehensive program for dealing
with the probable coal shortage.
Primary consideration will be given ,
to co-operation with railroads to obtain
an adequate car supply and quick '
! or movt'mftnf nf rnra urlnn fillnri
Reports from eastern and middle
western coal fields indicate tlie car
shortage has reduced output from twothirds
to three-fourths of capacity.
There Is every indication, according to
members of the association, that cold j
weather will still further reduce the j'
output unless immediate remedial j
steps are taken and that serious embarrassment
to users of bituminous
coal, including public utility plants supplying
eastern cities with light and
power, will result.
To minimize the ctTorts of threatened
shortage, operators will consider for
submission to H. A. Garfield, fuel administrator,
a general program calling ,
for conservation of coal in all industries
and domestic consumption.
fTlcnmc! TTo PrnnrpTi+
vxcvxuiu iiu a^iUUgliU
In 250 Quarts j
Quite an unusual twist was taken In
the case against Andy Ropcic, an Italian,
of Farmington, whom It Is claimed
burned his auto to avoid having It
seized to satisfy an execution for $176
Issued by Vossll Vollko. After Ropclc's
arrest It Is claimed that he made
counter charges against a number of
foreigners at Farmington for selling
liquor. i
This afternoon Constable Robinson
and other officers were Informed by
certain foreigners that Fopclo brought
260 quarts of whiskey across the line
from Pennsylvania three weeks ago.
It Is claimed that he secured the wholesale
cargo from a place beyond Point
Marion. It Is claimed that four wit
nesses will accuse Ropclc of selling
Big Gasoline Plant
Wilfully Blown Up
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.<?Secret
service agents have begun investigating
the explosion which destroyed the
Hope gasoline plant, said to be the
ln-gest In the world, yetserday at New
Martinsville, W. Va.
Information haa been given to the
government to show that the explosion
was not accidental
n the Horrors of the
76&t Virginia's Grenu^i Men >po
onnnni nun nnru in
com S supply
it ii on
Vice President Davis Writes
That the Good Work
Will Keep Up.
Recent Coal Price
Advance Was Fot
Labor's Benefit
"The Black Diamond," a Chicago
coal trade Journal, tells how
"Coal Men Can Help Win This
War" and explains "They must
line up with Dr. Garfield, giving information,
advice and instant obedience
to his orders." The article
contains these gems of thought:"Coal
Is necessary?vitally necessary?to
success In this war."
"Coal is the first line of defense
behind our own troops."
"The President, by his order,
says plainly to the miners that
they are not going to be given more
money to allow them to live in
idleness a major portion ot the
"Tbe essential (act about this
modlflcation of tlio President's
first price proclamation is that it
Is a concession to labor. Instead of
being a concession In any respect
to the operators."
The car supply in the FairmontClarksburg
region Is all that could be
desired again this week. Monday saw
a splendid car supply, Tuesday another
good run and today promises to be
recorded In the same class. The car
supply last week led J. M. Davis, vice
president of the Baltimore and Oliio,
who baa charge of the operating and
maintenance departments, to write D
R. Lawson. secretary of the Central
West Virginia Coal Operators' Association,
citing the excellent car supply
of last week and stating that he fully
expected to ofTer the same service this
Mr. Davis Included a table of tbo car
supply of last week which Is as follows:
Ordered. Loaded.
Date. Cars Cars
October W 1.4SS 1,111
October 30 1,507 SOT
October 31 1,417 302
November 1 1,092 570
November 2 1,410 880
November 3 1,293 718
Total number of cars ordered last
(Continued on Paica Two.)
War Turn to the Hu
They Also Have Considera- I
ble of a Record as Money
Some Interesting Financial V
Facts Gleaned in the
In order to get some Utile idea of
what school children expend each bi
week for chewing gum, candy and the w
movies, figures wore recently complied M
by school authorities of the Fairmont di
Independent district which bring to to
light the fact that in the sixth, seventh y<
and eighth grades of the city schools, Jj
th- sum of *109.49 is expended weekly 1!
for ther.e luxuries by 428 children en- tl
rolled. ti
The children enrolled in these three tl
grades range in age from eleven to at
fourteen years. ui
The sum of *44.91 is expended by di
these pupils for candy. The sum of
*23.30 for chewing gum while *41.28 in
goes to the movies each week. te
More impressive by tar is the show- U
lng of the earning capacity of the chll- it
dren in these same grades. The sum ct
of *6,840.82 was earned during the sum- tl
mer vacation by the boys and girls of w
the sixth, seventh and eighth grades
'of the schools according to figures com- m
piled by City Superintendent Otis G. P'
Wilson and the principals of the varl- m
ous schools. m
Out of the 180 pupils enrolled In the tl
sixth grades, 51 worked during the va- tl
cation and earned an aggregate of *2,- hi
136.80. Out of.the 121 enrolled In the hi
seventh grades, 36 worked during the
vacation and had an earning capacity di
of *1,509.12. Out of the 127 enrolled w
in the eighth grades, 50 worked and s'
earned the sum of $3,201.90. SI
These pupils range in age from 11 to ot
14 years of age. The statistics com- [r
piled showed that many of the chil- J?
dren maintained gardens of their own 9.
during the vacation while others as- J*
slsted in garden work.
The figures show that 234 children
ir> flinvn tl.eoo or?,ln- ... o A ?U~I_
111 lhvjv iul? 5inubil LUUliiiniUCU IUOII
own gardens while 224 aided In gar- *
den work. j
In addition to the following figures .
statistics were taken also in these .
grades to ascertain the frugality of the
children and to stimulate frugality te
wherever possible.
The figures compiled show that 226 js
children in these three grades have j,
savings accounts totalling $14,382.06. rf
In the sixth grades 103 children have
savings amounting to the sum of $7,401.32.
The seventh grades have 54 f<
children with accounts aggregating the I]
sum of $2,668.75 and the eighth has |
69 pupils with savings amounting to
In a iccent census taken of the High
school pupils It was found that out of
an enrollment of 193 boys that 87 of
that number had earned the sum of
$21,656.95 during the vacation.
Doctors Must Register
Births and Deaths
Indifference of physicians to the law
compelling the registration of vital
statistics was mentioned today by Dr. t(
N. L. Yost, county medical Inspector, ji
A heavy penalty follows violations. pj
Recently efforts were made to secure pl
the age of a young man thought to be jp
of military age but It was fruitless be- ^
cause of the neglect of the physician to
record the birth. Such future compll- m
cation will follow it Is contended. p,
Dr. G. C. Robinson is Pl
New Head at Spencer
(By Associated Press) T
CHARLESTON. Nov. 7.?Dr. O. C. *
Robinson, of Charleston - ->
appointed superintnedent of the State
hospital at Spencer to succeed Dr.C.A.
Barlow, whose resignation was tendered
several weeks ago after an Investigation
involving charges con- ,
cerning food given pr.tients. *}
Dr. Robinson's commission will be ?
effective November 10th.
LOUISVILLE, Nov. 7.?One fireman fl
bburned to death, three other persons y,
probably fatally hurt and several others
less seriously Injured is the known fr
toll of a fire which early today de- at
stroyed the Willard hotel, a landmark et
of Louisville. to
morous Features of T
;, NOVEMBER 7,1917.
:AII airfi in
Jncle Jimmie McWilliams
Firmly Believes He Will
l)?e Soon.
Vas To ci in a Vision That
He Would Live Until
Earnest in his belief that he has
it one more month to spend In this
orld after November, Uncle Jimmie
cWilllams ,one of the oldest resl>nts
of the city. Is bidding farewell
> all his local friends. About five
>ars ago an angel appeared to Uncle
mmle, saying "You will live until
118." Without saying another word
le angel disappeared. Since that
me Uncle Jimmie has remembered
le exact words that the angel said
"d has been looking forward to Jan
try 1, 1918, as the lateBt possible
ly that he can spend In this world.
According to the prophesy liberally
iterpreted he may live until the latr
part of 1918, but according to
ncle Jimmle this Is not probable. He
i 35 years old; day b yday he is be>mlng
more feeble and he believes
lat with the approach of 1918 he
111 receive his call.
Bellevelng that he has but a few
ore weeks to live, Uncle Jimmle has
aced a life insuiance. For many
onths he has been receiving a
-nthly Income of four dollars from
i" city. If he dies he does not want
te city to have the expense of his
trial and It Is for this reason that he
is had his life Insured.
Monday he was at the city hall bldng
the city officials farewell, and It
as then that he told the interesting
ory of his experience with the angel,
hce that time he has been making
her visits over town bidding his
lends good-bye. He Is planning to
ave Thursday morning for A':ron,
., where he will spend a farewell
sit with his daughter, Mrs. Lillie
Uncle JImmie is 85 years old and
is resided In Fairmont for over 20
ars. For several years he occupied
little house at the local wharf. Durthe
Civil war he was a teamster,
it having received pay for his serces.
he Is now receiving no pension.
iibic ?i tiiiimo in me lilioer ol iouren
He says that he is a Christian and
prepared to die at any moment that
s Is called. He Is well known and
spected by many Fairmont p-ople.
ize and Price of the Loaf to
be Regulated by the
Govern irent
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7.?Direct aeon
to control the price of bread and
x the size of standard loaf will be ,
iken soon by President Wilson In a ,
"oclamation placing all bakers under ,
cense system administetad by Food i
dmlnlstrator Hoover. ,
The bakers will be considered as i
anufacturers and the terms of the j
-oclamation will make it possible for le
food administration to control the
-ice and ale of the loaf. ,
Considerable reduction of prices In
any localities Is expected to be the i
imedlate result. i
? i
riendship Fund
Closed, at Normal
Fifteen hundred dollars and thirty
no cents was the amount raised b7
le State Normal school In the
riendship fund campaign which has
sen waged at the school since last
hursday. The Friendship fund
blch Is being raised in schools all
rer the country goes toward the w/r
ind of the T M. C. A. and the Y.
r. C. A.
The sum was raised through gifts
om membwi W the'faculty and the
udent body oJd the gtf; has exceed1
expectation. The campa'ar eame
> a close at aoote today. '
he West Virginian-j
' TB
L. A. much ehi
' I
Game of Tag in W
Upper Italy Is I
Still Going On
German War Office Reports i
the Capture of 1000
More Prisoners. ft
<By Associated Press) I)
B0RL1N, Nov. 7.?Germaus art> !
continuing the pursuit of the Italians
and have taken more prisoners, the
War nffl/io DO I.D
"In the mountains and on the Venetian
plain the pursuit Is being contin- VJI
ued says the statement" some thou- It
sands of prisoners have been brought
ROME Nov. 7.?The Italians have
wihtdrawn in good order from the
Tagliamento river toward the Llvenne
it is announced officially.
PARIS, Nov. 7.?The Germans
made an attack last night on Verdun y
front at Scbaume woods. The War of-,
flco says that enemy was repulsed.
BERLIN, Nov. 7.?Gorman troops (J |
on the Flanders front are holding a
line along the eastern edge of Passchendaele
village, army headquarters u.
announced today. , W
- I T""
j bet
Sessions Will be Held in Masonic
Temple in Par- hc'
kersburg Next Week ede
Sessions of the Grand Lodge of
West Virginia, Ancient York Free rec
and Accepted Masons, will be held at c
Masonic Temple, l'arkersburg next P?'
Wednesday and Thursday. Among clis
the Fairmonters who will attend are: the
Past Grand Masters T. Wilbur Hen- Mr
nen, Emmett M. Showalter and K. D. tw<
Walker; E. Carl Frame, grand mar voc
shal of the Grand Lodge; Fred S. of
Harr, worshipful master of Fairmont me
Lodge, A. F. and A. M. and O. S. Mc- ber
Kinney, who Is treasurer of the board big
of trustees of the Grand Lodge. < \
Next Monday and Tuesday the Holy 1 A.
Royal Arch Chapter of West Virginia cot
will meet In its annual session, wll
Among those who will attend the 0f
Grand Chapter meeting are: W. J. RO
Boydeon, one of the officers of the for
Grand Chapter; Frank E. Nichols, a q
past grand high priest, James Weltou, jjn
high priest of Orient Chapter, Fair- ber
mont, and T. Wilbur Hennen, a past 17
high priest, of this city. na(
Militant Suffs Start ^
Real Hunger Strike ?
I rail
(By Associated Press) '| sch
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7?The bun- j A
ger strike of the militants of the Wo- the
men's party in a local jail spread to- and
day. Miss Rose WInslow of New York, for
also was in the Jail hospital with Alice the
Paul, national chairman of the party, dre
and both were refusing to eat unless tlv<
the five other militants, also doing time Wo
for picketing the White House got bet- 1
ter diet than the salt pork and por- C.
ridge on which they say they have been 'ow
led almost exclusively for 14 days the
The hunger strike now Is 48 hours old Sta
Five Teutonic Armies Frc
Operating in Italy, p
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Nov. 7.?It Is announced I
it Austro-Hungarlan army headquar-.
iers, according to a dispatch from Am- ( f
iterdnm to the Exchange Telegraph j vLhat
the Teuton armies operating |
igalnat Italy number five. They are {
under Generals von Krobatln, von
Krass, von Below, von Henrlquez and
IVurm, with the leadership vested in
ron Below who commands the center
There is a possibility, the dispatch
ldds. of the Austrian-Hungarian fleet 1
:o-oper.itlng with Gen. Wurm's army i
ilong the Adriatic coast i
Normal Lecture Course <
Leonid Samaloff and assistant ar- s
lists will give a concert at the
Grand Opera House, Wednesday,
November 7th at 8:00 P. M. Mr.
Samaloff has appeared in concert
with Caruso, Scbumann-Helnk and
other world noted artists of the
very highest order. This will be ~
one of the best companies that has '
sver appeared In Fairmont Tickets
on sale at A. G. Martin's Book
Store. Season tickets for eight num1
bers, S2 50. Single admission 75 b(
cents. I"
Piano furnished by C. A. House t0
! Music Company.
There Are Always Mi
might and Thuraday. Nat
tnge In tamparatura.
i nniirnr
II I ^1 l^ll I I' '
1 MHI I VI In In 11
fork to be Outlin*
ed at Meeting
to Be Held
??? - i<nl
n nit Tnnai uiinian ^
ill Raise $8,300 in County
For Two Different
, M
' i $?
n tine with the campaign now ex-,
ding over the United States to raise,
,000.000 for Army Y. M. C. A. Work
ween November 11 and November
Inclusive, Marlon county Is prepaid
to carry out her part by raising
' allottment of *7,500. Merged with
> same campaign *800 will be ratsto
meat Marion county's allotment
the nation wide campaign to raise
300,000 for war camp community
iovornor Jno. J. Cornwell baa ap
nteil James O. Watson of this City,
ilrmati of the committee to raise
i necessary funds in this district.
. Watson has called a meeting-of"
mty five local men representing all
:ations to meet In the office rooms .
the Fairmont Chamber of Com-rco
at 5 o'clock Thursday, Novem- ,
8 to make the formal plana (or till
campaign. ?jjaai
vim me ^i.duu ior Army Y, ftj. C.
work and the 1800 (or war camp
umunlty recreation Marlon county
I be caned upon to furnish the sum
18,300. The two campaign*, wdll*
together and .the amount necessary
both ratBed In one quick drive.
'he campaign to raise the 88,800 In
rlon county wll begin on Novem- ;
11 and continue until November'
inclusive, tbe same date set (or the
tonal campaign (or tbe Army T. M.,
A. fund. i :
'he date (or raising the war camp- .
reatlon fund Is from November S.
II December lOtb, but the 8800 rered
(rom Marlon county will be;
ted In the big Marlon county drive'
eduled (or next week.
,t the meeting tomorrow afternoon,
entire campaign will be organized;
I the proper allotment drawn np .
Fairmont, and the other towns In
county. The meeting will be adssed
by Mr. Fencll, a Represents- 3
sent to Fairmont from the War'
rk Council.
'he 835,000,000 (or the Army V. it'.
A. work will be distributed as fol-O*
11 lOrtrtrtA A ??? 1 '
? y*?,*?w,v?w, uuu iw?y my1:;
United States: $11,994,000, United:
tes Army and Navy over the -sens;
105,000, Russian army; 92,649,000,'
inch Army; $1,000,000, Italian Ar(Continued
on Pige Ten.)
Laborers Wanted
in Shipping Department Apply .
Notice to Taxpayers. ' . fi
The tax books tor all ot the ...'<,
Districts ot the County are now. U
ready tor collection. I will Jive '
. dlaonurf nf 911 no* ???
* * - -a ? ? -?"< u
ill taxes paid on or before No- 1
member 30th, 1917. There is atways
a rush during the last few,
lays ot discount, so please call
it mv office at your earliest convenience
and avoid this rash.' &|
Save TIME and MONEY. iVifl |
A. M. Glover, Sheriff. |j
discount of 2% per cent wilt </?>
allowed on City taxes for prompt
lyment. Office open evenings 7
9 P. M.
J. C. ROBINSON, City Treas. ,Sj
any ot Them

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