DjSr^ge 4 Q?
October 1917 ) /V
A Quality Ntw?p>ii.er for tho I
ESTABLISHED 1868. ME
LOCAL COAL MEN'
HOME MM TALK
? ai ap>naaaf%
WIIH liUVtKNUK -Went
Over Car Supply Situation
With State Chief
Ohio Operators Meeting in ;
Cleveland to Arrange <
Must Build Coal ,
Business On New j
r n I. \
Lines> says Loyie
"Our cause," said W. R. Coyle
at a recent banquet of coal men
In Chicago," Is gladly subordinated
to the cause of the country?
the cause of war. We must, however,
build up our business on the
new competition?the competition
of co-operation. tVc must build up
our business upon the basis that
what we do Is lor the public to
see?for both our customers and
our competitors to know. We
have no right to live unless we
can advance the rights of the ration
and the cause at lurgc. The
fundamental idea we must consider
Is that we are at war. The
j Government can conscript our
lives. Our businesses arc no more
sacred. Let's tender till we have
and all we hope to have."
A. B. Fleming, Jr., of Fairmont. A.
C. Beesou, ot Woriuingtoi,. I,. J. Sandridge,
of Merldeu. llai limn county, and
I). R. Lawsou, secretary ol the Central
West Virginia Coal operators' Association,
returned yesterday front a
brief visit to Charleston where they
had an Interview w'th Governor John ,
J. Cornwell. '
The four made the journey as a committee
of the operators i assoclatlou
With A. B. Fleming Jr., as chairman.
. The conference with the governor was
sought before the eur supply was improved,
so much of tile wind was out of
their sails before they got there. However.
the treatment accorded this region
by the Baltimore and Ohio up un- '
. til last week and this was reviewed and
the railroad was given credit for the ]1
improvement of the last rortmght. | '
Governor Cornwell received the coal
men very cordia'ly.
A. B. Fleming. Jr . km w- <lie coal (
business from underground up and was .
spokesman in the conference.
The Amcricau Coul Journey, of Chi- \
j tago, must hare beou impressed with (
ihe full page ud of the Osage Coal com- ,
pany in The West Virginian boosting ,
the secoud Liberty bond loan tor It (
pade an item about tlic ad. This men- (
tlon can hardly go by without this pa- c
per recording the patriotism of Fair- |
mont region coal operators generally j
(or there were fourteen and a half (
pages c.f Buchadvertlslng'in these col- j
umns during the campaign. Full page c
ads were run by the Consolidation,
Jamison, Osage Coal and Coke Co. IS. i
D. Brady, munager). Ahrams Creek t
Coal & Coke Co. (S. O. Brady, mana- t
ger). The Virginia-Pittsburgh Coal and i
Coke Co., Hutchinson Coal Co., Beth- i
lehem Coal Co., Alex It. Watson Coal a
Co., Harry B. Coul Co., Central West (
Virginia Coal Operators' Association,
and half page ads by Braxton Splint f
Coal Co. tT. W. Arnett, manager), a
Lambert Run Coal Co., Har-Mar Coal (I
Co. (T. W. Arnett. manager), Antler
Coal Co. (T. \V. Abller. manager),
Hughes Coal Co., Dclmar Coal Co., Robinson
Clarence D. Robinson was a strong, |
consistent supporter of the Liberty
loan bond issue, and besides contributing
a bait page tor The Lambert Run
Coal Co, the Hughes Coal Co.. the Delmar
Coal Co. and the Robinson Coal
Co, all of which he controls, he also
: contributed for tho Troy Laundry, the
Bast Side Utilities Co.. and the lUvervlew
improvement Co, each a bait !
Practically all the leading coal oper- 8
atora of the Ohio fields are today In 1
conference in Cleveland with John 1
Moore, nresldent nf the Ohle nutHrt t
of the United Mine Workers and other 1
representatives of the miners organl- I
The conference is for the purpose of 1
readjusting wage schedules to conform
with the federal ruling whereby I
miners are to receive an increase, "
amounting to *1.40 a day. a
Barnes School Now \
In Junior Red Cross 1
The Barnes school of which Glenn i
A. Kelster Is principal, has the honor a
of being the third city school to reach i
their quota In the Red Cross fund and i
to become a Junior Auxiliary. c
The Barnes school had an allot- t
tnent of *46. figuring twenty-five cents i
to a pupil. It now, has a total subscrlp- 1
tion of *62, oversubscribing by *6. I
I 1 Are Y
MBER ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Employes At (
Consol Mines 1
Contributions to West Virginian's
Still Come In. j
Contributions to The West Virginen'*
fund (or the purchase of tobacco
or the American troops In France conlnue
to come in each day. Among
hose received recently was a purse of j I
16.25 (rom the outside employes ot I
Consolidation mines Nos. 36 and 47 at
tflddleton. Contributions to this purse
rere -nade by Mrs. Ethel Stephens, (
itrs. W. M. Haun, Bradle Morehead,
3. V. YonkinB, Argvle Mclntyre. C. P.
riscus, S. J. Cllsc. Jos. Murray. Robert
arria.i, Tony Pulice, Roy Blair. Jim
Screvo, Pasco Carvallo, C. A. Stephms,
J. L. Bennett, W. M. Haun, Jno.
Jeluke, Joe Lourl, Emery Towles. t
Other recent contributions to the
und have been as follows:
I. E. Crauser 1 Kit 0
I. I.utiier Eddy 1 Kit II
4. H. Itahn 2 Kits c
llrs. Clyde Holt, Mannington.. 2 Kits ,
)ra Jones 2 Kits
3en Hawkenberry 2 Kits '
J. W. Arnett ? Kits t
Uowa-J Brodwater 1 Kit r
Teresa Grottendieck 1 Kit ,
3lack Diamond Temple?
Pythian Sisters 8 Kits
Juy H. Boren 2 Kits o
ilrs. Hairy Hartley 4 Kits v
T. C. Patterson 20 Kits
diss Georgia Toothmnn 2 Kits
drs. Harry Anderson 4 Kits
Clauds Sine 4 Kits v
T. H. Eckles 4 Kits c
Mary F. Eckles 4 Kits s
4'ellie M. Eckles 4 Kits
Sdlth R. Eckles 4 Kits o
'aiil H. Eckles 4 Kits II
ilrs. Samuel Leeper 2 Kits d
1. El HOWARD'S5
MOTHER IS OEAD \
Knd Came Suddenly Today *
in Her Home at Ma- p
sontown, Pa. ?,
Mrs. J. M. Howard, mother of Dr.
S. \V. Howard of this city died today tl
it noon at her home In Masontown, tl
:'a? after a long Illness. Mrs. Ho- c
raid had been in declining health for tl
nore than a year from stomach trou- o
dc but the end came suddenly as she a
vas seated at -llio dinner table. u
The deceased was aged about sev- u
nty years and Is survived by her p
msbund, a prominent resident of Ma- II
;ontown, and several sons and one p
laughter namely, Charley Howard, k
Villlam Howard and Paul Howard all g
if Masontown, George Howard of r
iVaynesburg, Pa., Thos. Howard of *
Jnlontown, Pa., sheriff of Fa'yctte n
:ounty", Dr. B. W. Howard of this
:Ity and Mrs. Dora Lewellyn, wife a
if Rev. L. W. Lewellyn, of Tarentum, 0
a. A son. Dr. James Howard was ..
tilled In a runaway accident In this j,
ity a number ot years ago. Mrs. 8
lenry S. Lively is n niece of the de- '
Mrs. E. W. Howard and daughter,
Hiss Dorothy, went to Masontowu
his afternoon and will remain for ?
he funeral services. Dr. Howard ?
vho was detained in the city will go *
lown tonight or tomorrow. Funeral 11
irrangements have not been announc- s,
id at this time.
Mrs. Howard had been a frequent 1
tuest here at the home of her son
.nd the news of her death occasioned "
leep regret here. R
TO THE COUNTRY I
Chancery court was held this morn- C1
ng by Judge Vincent. In the cause o
if James L. Gettlngs vs. John A. Pey- b
on, et al.. report of sale was made lc
ind a decree confirming it was given c
ly Judge Vincent. It directs that a U
listribution of funds be made and
hat the real estate be sold to The -j
teal Estate and Improvement Com- J
(any, of Baltimore, for a cash conideratlon.
Amos & Amos are attorleys
for the plaintiff.
In the session ot Juvenile court the
lice boys were heard this morning,
["he mother appeared for the boys j(
ind informed Judge Vinvent that the
ihaps would be sent to the farm, be- a
ng placed In tbs hand* or relatives, a
)ne goes to the home ot Andrew d
lice and the other to Frank Tooth- n:
Judge Vincent has taken more than a
. passing interest in this case and c!
s very much pleased that the boys V
ire in the custody of such good cit- a!
zens. The Judge had felt that this
vould work a great good for both o
ihaps and it is his sincere wish that K
hey be given a chance to get the ti
rholesome atmosphere of the country e
nto their lives and become good cit- C
ou Reading the Ac
. ; 'A ti.
^ ' JVorthemJFej
Fairmont, west vrnGi
IS FAR in OF [
inWHt ITS SITT
IUIII1U 11U UILL
federal Government Representative
Warm in Praise
of Conditions Here.
.ead 111 "mah? things
Jives Women of City Credit
For Much of Its Pro- gressiveness.
Fairmont is ahead of many places
wice or thrice her population when it
omes to activity and accomplishments
f her civic bodies and employes, beleves
Mrs. M. N. Van Hook, national
hlld labor director of Washington, D.
who Is spending several days In
his clti looking Into rules and regulainns
in local factories and Industries
elative to the enforcement of the child
Mrs. Van Hook Is warm iu her praise
if the splendid system in force in the
arious educational, municipal and
ivic organizations of the city and beieves
the town has set au example
rhich is well worthy ot emulation by
ther cities and towns In this and other
The latest venture of the city Board
f Affairs in the appointment of a poIce
matron came up first for commenutiou
by Mrs. Van Hook who states
hat .n her opinion few cities of the "
ize of Fairmont or even twice her size j
are taken this forward step in us city 1
The splendid system employed in the j 1 1
ublic schools of the city in regard toj
he care of the morals of children and i At
li loomug tuier wuywaru ami iruuiu
hildreu was highly spoken of also. W
The Municipal Housekeeper, another
eceut .enture by the hoard of AlTalrs, Y<
he believes denotes a progresslveness
rhich is not manifested in many cities Y(
lie size of Fairmont. To have u comotont
woman look after the wholesale p?
nd retail produce bouses w:th a view
} obtaining clean food will do much, Tj
he believes, to make this city a greatr
The Public Health Nursing Service,
tic Associated Charities organization,
lie locil Humane society each in turn w
atue in also for words of commendslou.
Mrs. Van Hook believes all these Sc
rgunizatious arc doing effective work
long their several lines. The employlent
of a Red Cross nurse by tbe first ^'(
amci organization was especially
leasing to Mrs. Van Hook who be- i 131
eves that by extending aid to those!
ersons afflicted with tuberculosis and ' y,
indrcd diseases the city is aiding the |
overument of the United States in a,
idding the country of this plague
rbich threatens to become an ecpial gc
lenace with the great war conflict.
The Woman's club and other civic \y
ud philanthropic organizations were
lso commended by Mrs. Van Hook
rho has learned that these clubs have
i many instances been largely responible
for these reforms and progressive
teps taken by tho city government and ~
ther bodies. (J
The community and welfare workrs
employed by various corporations
ave done wonderful work, she said.
. worK wmcn is not only lar reaching
1 Its effect but manifests a progresivencss
which bodes well not only for ni
corporation but tor the communilich
tliey serve. ro
Van Hook aside from her com- nt
hi of the civic pride and pro- ,b
rv ness of the city thinks Fair- a|
lont is a beautiful city and enjoys her 01
islts to the city and Its environs very ce.
luch. She is a bright young woman
nd is thoroughly alive to her duties as
hild labor inspector. She will en- ?r
eavor while in the city to have some T.
teps 'aken toward the regulation of
mployment certificates given for chllren
between the ages of 14 and 16
ears of age as she believes tho matter J,]
liould be centralized and standardized
o that the matter of granting these
ertlflcates may come before a thorughly
competent body and that this
ody should be given full power to
>ok into conditions and grant these b5
nrtlfli-ntaa wliowiitoF fmi-.i *- *t'
..uvtviwt ivuuu IU uu jjim;cable.
lotary Club to be ?
Organized Tonight pj
The organization ot a Rotary club ^
)r Fairmont will be perfected tonight
t a dinner to be served at 6:30 o'clock
t the Fairmont. George M. Alexan- A
er. of this city, will preside at the "
leetlng and the speakers will be Bob
,'llson, of the Clarksburg Rotary club,
nd Bill Hare, ot tho Wheeling Rotary
lub, and W. H. Smith, secretary of the
.'heeling organization. Local men will
Iso speak. To
A special car will convey some forty he
r fifty members of the Clarksburg bll
otarians to this city while some fit- thi
:en or twenty will arrive here this all
renin/; from Wheeling for the event, wa
overs will be laid for one hundred at ag
lie dinner tonight. wt
^Virginia's Greatest iSewip
NLA, THURSDA Y EVENI
SA Y THE
HELP THE "Y^~
rear the boys most every night,
As letters they are writing;
tk w hat they'll do when neur the light
Witn others they are resting
ithout a "V" in which to write
Back home to wile ami mother.
)U say you're with us, then tonight
Start out to help us brother.
>u rove, the flag we're lighting for
And all that lies below it?
itrlotlc ??sure yptL aye!^-.
Well. now"B the tlnftjyto show It.
tere are many causes'merit praise,
But while to them you're givin'.
iv, oroiuer, won t you help us raise
That five ami thirty million?
e need a place where we can go.
To find some rest and comfort; 1
i "come across" ? we need the j
Yes, every nickel of it.
tu'll never know the good 'twill do,
Throughout this great world struggle
it It will help us, cheer us, too,
And lighten every trouble.
tu've never failed us heretofore.
In anything we've asked for; 1
id wo feci sure that e'er it's o'er I
You'll fill the campaign coffer. I
i help the "Y"?the soldiers' friend,
We know you'll ne'er regret it;
e'll thank you, too. for all you send, '
And KNOW you're patriotic. I
Sgl. Creed E. Bolyard. Co. "L." 150th J
Inf., Camp Shelby. Miss., former- i
ly of Co. "I," 1st West Virginia. I
ounty Bar Members
To Meet Tonight.
Tonight at S o'clock an Important
eetlng of the Marlon county Bar
sociation will be held in the circuit
om of tho court house. It is planid
to hold an annual banquet and
is matter will receive consideration
tonight's meeting. The question
establishing minimum charges for
rtain legal services will be discussThe
association is expected to take
, ? - ' *
. i*.o luiuicr ucuwiy aim lunigm 6
eeting should be largely attended,
tere are flfty-three members prac:lng
at the local bar. I
Auto Supply Sale ;
An Injunction was Issued yesterday ]
the Peoples Garage vs. the Na- i
>nal Garage In the intermediate
urt to restrain the sale of personal
operty on a deed or trust.
The injunction order was served
st before the sale was started. Aumoblle
supplies were to have been !
Id. It appears that one of the cars !
irehased had a lien of $250 against
and this action was taken to pre- ,
nt the sale until the matter would .
i straightened out. Attorney L. C.
usgrave represents the-plaintiff. ,
Is Roughly Handled ;
(By Associated Press)
UNION CITY, Ind.. Nov. 8.?Fred
epner was taken from his home
re last night by a crowd of men,
ndfolded, driven twelve miles into
9 country and severely beaten for
egod pro-German statements. He
is not seriously injured and maned
to free himself from a tree to
dch he was left tied.
ly??They Are On
'' ~ a
BP I HH
Y WILL CONC
ID PREM1EP "I
L noBicia Returns Frora>
Every i cinct in State
I 4. Are
(By Associated Press)
CINCINNATI. Nov. 8.?On unofficial
but complete returns from every
cue of the 5.75G precincts in Ohio prohibition
has carried by a majority of
The vote for prohibition was 519,-j
171; against prohibition 516,219.
DRY LEAD CUT.
CINCINNATI, 0? Nov. 8.?At 10 >.
ii. today official returns had modified
the unofficial state total and decreased
the dry lead to 327 votes.
While the drvs rained in some conn.
fios in the change from unofficial to official
yet the wets profited in the majority.
The vote as counted at 1 o'clock
stood for prohibition, 520,265; against,
on three lis
Work on Locust Avenue Improvement
Because of tho Locust avenue lm-'
provements between McCoy street
and Cleveland avenue, it is necessary
for the Monongahela Valley Traction
company to make a temporary adjustment
of tho car schedule on the
Locust avenue. Bell Run and Edge,
mont lines and to change the route
Df the Fairmont-Mannington inter urban
car. The adjusted schedule will
become effective on Monday evening.
A cor will lo'.iva XfoPnv strnot fni*
Main and MadlBon street via Locust
avenue and Loop Park fifteen minutes
until and fifteen minutes after each
hour from 5:45 a. m. until 11:45 p.
m., arriving at Main and Madison
streets on every hour and every halfj
hour. The same car will leave Main
and Madison streets for McCoy street
via Fairmont avenue and Loop Park
an each hour and each half hour from
S:00 a. m. until 11:30 p. m.
Edgemont cars will leave Main and
Jefferson streets on every even hour
and every half hour. An Edgemont
car leaves Main and Jefferson street
for Edgemont and Bell Hun via
Twelfth street and Fairmont avenue
every hour on the hour from 6:00
a. m. until 11:00 p. m. Cars leave
Main and Jefferson streets for Bell
Run and Edgemont via Loop Park
every hour on the halt hour from
6:30 a. m. until 10:35 p. m.
Mannington cars leave Jefferson
Btreet for Mannington every hour on
the hour via Fairmont avenue and
e of the Paper's A
TODAY'S NEWS TOOAY
TAL OF RUSSi
LUDE A SEP/
SAY THEY W
! LAND All
Obey Kerensky C
LOOKS AS IF Ci
Means ofiCommunication ii
Reports Sent Out Say T
LONDON, Nov. 8?The M
trol of Petrograd and issue
new government will propo,
official Russian news agency
The Maximalists were ass
son which made possible a c<
Leon Trotzky, president c
mittee of the Petrograd com
delegates issued a declaratio
ional government was no Ion;
of the members had been ari
The preliminary parliame
Premier Kerensky has.be*
I.ONDON, Not. 8.?A wireless dispatch
from Petrograd says that the
Council of Soldiers and Workmen
delegates has announced that the split
in the council has been healod and
that a call has been sent out for a
delegate front each 25,000 of the population
to express the will of the Russian
A proclamation sent out through
the wireelss station of the Russian
government today and picked up here
announces that the garrison and proletariat
of Petrnerart hova H i
the Kerensky government.
An Exchange Telegraph dispatch
from Petrograd says a strong detachment
of troops of the Soldiers and
Workingmen's delegates occupied the
Baltic railroad station and the government
commandeered all motor
.cars, consigning troops to barracks.
The Russian News agency which
had reported last night that it was
| seized by Maximillsts, sends the folllowing
dispatch from Pctrograd, dated
9:50 last evening:
"The day brought certain changes
in the general situation in the capital.
The maximilist government made
fresh and fairly appreciable progress,
but no disorders have taken place.
"Toward 5 o'clock In the afternoon
the military Revolutionary commission
of Soldiers and Workmen delegates
Issued a proclamation stating
that Petrograd was In its hands,
thanks to tho assistance of the garrison,
which enabled the coupe d'etat
to he brought about without bloodshed.
"The commission declares that the
new government will propose an Immediate
peace and summon a constituent
"Delegates from the throe Cossack
regiments quartered here declared
they would not obey the provisional
government and would not march
against the Soldiers and Workmen's
delegates, but that they would prepare
to maintain public order.
"The Petrograd Council of Soldiers
and Workmen's delegates held a
meeting today at which M. Trotsky
made his declartion that the government
no longer existed; that some of
the ministers had been arrested and
that the preliminary parliament had
"Nikolsl Lenlme, who received pr olonged
cheers, outlined three problems
now before the Russian democracy;
first, immediate conclusion of
war, for which purpose the new government
must propose an armistice to
the belligerents; second, the handing
over of tho land to the peasants;
third, settlement of the economic crisis.
"At the close of the sitting a declaration
was read from representatives
of the democratic Minimalist
party of the Soldiers and Workmen's
delegates stating that party disapproved
of the coupe, d'etat and withdrew
from the Council of Soldiers and
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.?Kerens
ky's fall and the collapse of the government
in Petrograd into the handf
of Maximalists who propose separate
nftira wlth-COTmanir hnrp
tost Interesting Fea
. :.saV. ..
THE WEATHER! Jp|
air and slightly warmer to- '
?t; Frldsy fair.
PRICE THREE CENTS
I THE PEASANTS I
s Who Refused To
r Joined New
"WW! HAS SEtUI
i nanas 01 maximalists And! i
here Has Been No Blood- 1: ml
assembly to be Called.
aximalists have obtained conid
a proclamation saying the
se immediate peace, the semi
isted by the Petrograd garriaup
d'etat with out bloodshed.
>f the Central executive comlcil
of soldiers and workmen's
n to the effect that the provis- 'M
ger in existence and that some /f
nt has been dissolved,
as threateniug Russia with civil war
which all her friends hoped to it*
The State department entirely la
without advices of Its own and iraa.
silent wlolling to avoid making a statement
until the situation could-be a'eurate!}
assessed on the basla of re- -J
ports from Ambassador Francea at Petrograd.
* * *
May Vacate Road
County court this atfernoon at 4
o'clock will go to Rlveavllle to final
ly decide upon the vacation of road,
which the Monongahela Valley Traction
Company desires because of the
new power plant which it is erecting.
It owns land on both aides of the road j
and it is planned to have a new road
extended to Parker's run to take the
place of the present one. ; Red
Cross Society's1 ;
Opening Dinner Soon
Invitations have been issued by
Fairmont Chapter. American Re I .
Cross Society membership campaign
committee for the opening dinner on
Monday evening next at C:15 o'clock.
at The Fairmont.
This will be the gathering at which f
I the boom will be started "to put
across" a successful membership cam- 1
paign for Fairmont.
Laborers Wanted ' in
Shipping Department. Apply .
OWENS BOTTLE 19
Notice to Taxpayers.
The tax books for all of. tbe ;?
Districts of the County are now
ready for collection. I will-give :
a discount of 2% per cent on all
taxes paid on or before No- I
> CUJUCI UUUI, liFll. lUQiV M M* y?ft
ways a rush during the last few > ?)
days of discount, so please call ' ;
at mv office at your earlleet.cori't. <9
venlence and avoid this rush. ;
Save TIME and MONEY. i
A. M. Glover, Sheriff^
? " <ws.swi^s 'i<*\
~ r ~
CITY TAXES. ' I ;:i |
A discount ot 2% per cent will '-'a.
! be allowed on City taxes tor prompt
1 payment Office open evenings 7 >;
: I to 9 P. M. w
!I J. C. ROBINSON. City Trsas.'
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