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[ Dafly Average S j tNov. 1917. . yJ A Quality Newopator for tha L ESTABLISHED 1868. mbi GERIV K-.il-.- --- -- ~dl POOR M SIM I PUIS PR0D111 ( 20,000JIB OFF it; Reports from 92 Mines Show ESi Situation is Very Bad Today. f HAILROAD~^^iiESS I . Notes of Interest About Han 7 penings in This Coal Region. Reports from 92 mines In the Fairmont-Clarksburg region, which were canvassed by telephone from the headquarters of the Central West Virginia Co?l Operators' Association this forenoon, show that the poor, car supply I has resulted in a shortage of 20,300 ! . tons of coal today. ' These reports are planned until the car supply improves and It Is thought tfcat before long tho summary will Include as many as 125 mines. ! Robert Johnson, of the Crescent Coal company, was a visitor at the olflce of J. Walter Barnes, fuel administrator today, and cited that one of the . mines with which he comes in contact had thtee cars one day this week and te next, drawing blanks other dajnB. The mine's capacity Is 15 cars Shortage in Can Not Coal. J. Walter Barn ? . state fuel admlnis trator, authorizes tho following: "Inveatlgatlou of a number of instances of'shortages of coal has developed that P. the coal companies, which have been WJ ^'e?fa|frBrbig the conUn CermawxilftrtiswlMl it impossible to get coal transported to H customers and that the shortage 1b not I. due to lack of coal but to lack of transHj portatlon facilities. Investigations also show that a number of cars are on H West Virginia sidings loaded witn slack and cinders and that, in isolated cases they have been at the same place I' for-several weeks." Committee at Cumberland. Tho general operating committee of the eastern railroads took further H steps in relieving the coal shortage and straightening out congestion at Hi Pittsburgh yesterday and appointed a H sub-committee to sit at Cumberland and deal with the situation there. The H Connellsviilc, Piedmont and Fairmont Clarksburg region coal goes there in H' great quantities hut the ruilroad conditlogs there right now arc better than i lor two weeks past anct mere is no un/ easiness about great congestion uni V less the Reading or Western Maryland railroads declare an embargo on West Virginia coal which there is no reason !'l- 'at>thls time to anticipate. COAL NOTES. Fire explosive licenses were issued up to noon today, making eight licenses from County Clerk A. G. Mars' tin's office to date. The licenses have ? beep issued In this order: East Side If Utilities Coi (vendors), George F. Wadsworth, of Farraington (purchas 'C$y era), W. B. Monroe, foreman of George F. Wadsworth (foreman), Harry B Coal Co. (vendors), H. Johnson (vendors), John Coyne (vendors). Theodore Augustus, foreman of the Mononi gab el a railway, Catawba (foremans), Edward P. Burnworth. foreman of the :* Monongahela Railway, R. F. D. FarmV". ingtou, (foremanB). A charter has been issued to the Ka tional Fuel company. Morgnntown, $600,000 capital stock; to operate I mines in Grant district, Mononguila county; incorporated by Davis Elkins, r-? J- B. Hanford, T. Frank Burk, L. S. t Meredith and Joe L. Keener, all of i Morgantown. >'. E. E. Cooke, of Charles Town, has been appointed fuel administrator for Jefferson county, hy J. Walter Barnes. I- IllAtn fnAt flrlmlnlctmtnp I The fuel committee of Mineral county consists of W. C. Grimes, clinirmnn. iV*;* , (ConrmtffJ on Pace Four/* - ?* Kf-C" :i ? \ famore days ' to buy a Christmas ^ forPrcaent K 1 The West V\ ?rn Heme ^ MBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. IANC innw firMF NEW POWDER PLAN! Operations Temporarily Sus | i pended Because of Lack of Cans. i llOULT. Dec. 1.?Ab was anticipated I tbe Monongahela Powder Co. found it necessary to close down the black j powder line Wednesday until such i time as the railroads deliver to them j shipments of empty powder cars. Representatives of the Dupont com- j pany were here this week looklug over i the property of the Monongahela Pow- j dor Co. with a view to purchasing. THfttr inpmpfl woll nlPftRPrl with It. Thft I purchase of this property by the Duponts would doubtless mean an expansion of the business. BRIMIM i. i o. SPECIAL Gets Here From Wheeling at 5:40 This Afternoon Missed Train in Ohio. Misting train conection on the B. & 0. railroad at Massilon, 0., Hon. William Jennings Bryan, tho silver i tongueil orator, will be brought from Wheeling on a special train, which will arrive here at 5:40 o'clock this atfernoon and the lecture will start at 8 o'clock this evening at the Presbyterian church as was originally scheduled. Attorney W. Kenneth Barnes, the leading spirit in making arrangements for the lecture at noon today received here until 9: then tried to get the B. & O. Company to hold train Mb.' 52 until Mr. Bryan' arrived. It was learned this afternoon that Mr. Bryan's would be ever a half hour behind tlmo in its arrival at Wheeling and arrangements were made at once to send a special train to Fairmont from Whee' big. Despite gossip to the contrary the lecture will statt tonight at 8 o'clock and Congressman Neely will Introduce Mr. Bryan. A 700 crowd is expected to hear him. The church seats 1000 persons. While here Congressman Neely will entertain Mr. Bryan. un ii d mnurv onriu nuu.d.wunu orcni ON LOCAL DRAFT Fairmont Board Able to Make Fine Showing in Government Inquiry. [ At the request of Provost Marshal General Crowder all states are compil Ing the cost per capita o[ getting a drafted man to the railroad station. The reports are made direct by each local board, which forwards to headquarters Its expenses In connection with the draft. The 'ocal board for the city of Fairmont has been able to make a good report. Not a single penny of Uncle Sam's money has been expended In getting the first 58 Falrmonters registered, selected, drafted and at the rail j tuuu oiciiivjii icauy iur v^niup ucc. According to reports, the average cost of getting a West Virginia drafted man to the 6tatlon Is $6.78. The total cost for registration, selection and draft in West Virginia Is given at $61.000. The local board members have gladly contributed their time to this work ; without any payment whatever from 1 the government. ?? ? ; Locust Street Oars Resume Schedule Street cars are now running on Locust avenue and Jackson street. Because of Improvements on Locust avenne between Cleveland avenne and McCoy street, that section of Locust avenue has been closed. The concrete work has been completed for several t days but street cars wore not permitted to run over the improved streets until the concrete had entirely set. Between seven and eight o'clock yesterday evening the city street cars resumed their old Locust avenue schedule. 1 The large Mannlngton cars will come j in hy way of Fairmont avenue for sevI eral days yet. irginian's Quality Cii t l? * Korihern Wi FAIR MONX WEST \ rami Wl if LIST GLASS " ruins tint ION pis Manufacturers Afraid They ' Will Have to Suspend Operations. WILL lEnj TUESDAY Plans Will'be Made to Take Care of the Interests of the Industry. I ' (By Associated Press.) ! PITTSBURGH, Doc. I.?Pottery and I glass manufacturers In eastern Ohio, I Northern West Virginia and western i Pennsylvania were today notified that : ! their products had been listed an non- - essential by the government and many manufacturers took this to mean their plants would be closed for lack of transpoitatlon facilities and fuel. A meeting of all the glass associations was immediately called for Pittsburgh next Tuesday and Marcus Aaron, president of the United States Potters' association, notified its members , to assemble In Washington oh the same day to go over the situation. Ill ACTION j Injunction Wanted by Pow 1 dcr Company to Restrain Use of Road. i un.L'nt was heard this morning by Judge Haymond lu the injunction ' proceedings of the Hygrade Powder , company ct al.. of Clarksburg, against i The Orr Coal company of Clarksburg.'1 The plaintiff, four powder companies, ! have a road extending one-third of a , miie in length to the northwestern pike to their plants in Harrison coun- , ty. The injunction is to restrain the coal company from using their road to haul coal to the railroad siding. The coal company claims that it has ac cess to the road due to fact it had mining rights and privileges on the land in question prior to the time the powder companies located plants in that section. II ? r uu<i?~c muAni.-n, in iiuiriauu luuiu^i could not presido over the case as he was related to somo of the parties concerned in the litigation. Judge Haymond will announce his decision later. Attorney Philip Steptoe, of Clarksburg. represented the plaintiff and Attorney Osman E. Swartz, of Clarksburg, tho defendant corporation. planTforTridge across m here Profile of Proposed Structure Now on View at i City Hall. i T Plane and specification! for the Monongahela river bridge w||e received at the office of City Clerk Albert J. Kern this morning. The plans were drawn up by Engineer William Meusser, of the New York Concrete Steel Engineering company of New York City. Sealed proposals for the construction of the bridge will be received until 1:30 p. ro. Wednesday. December 12,1917, at which time the bidB will be opened and tabulated. The plans consist of 18 large sheets of paper showing every detail of the bridge, enabling the 'contractor to determine to the 100 pounds the amount of steel needed for the bridge, the exact amount of concrete, and the cost of construction. The plan of the new bridge Is at the city hall ready for public Inspection. Anyone desiring to do so may go to the city building and see the bridge as It will be constructed. rculation Went Over k L/i i ? .. iz - && is* Virginia's Greatest fiewspc r , ' VIRGINIA, SATURDAY EV ? AMERICAN TROOPS IN TI American troops In a pratlce trench blons as they are known In France. Tin sen instructing the Americans. SiriiTI rnn tiir nrnAmrn run int umtmcu; ! Thirty One Members of ' Fairmont Lodge Have Passed On. In accordance with an established custom which .V'" be observed, through- ! wt jgkdfiW ttmorrow^Falnnort Lodgft ? No.?94,.B. P. 0.)?v. will, celebrate its , annual Lodge of Sorrow during the aft- t crnoon at 2:30 o'clock In the First 1 Presbyterian church. Hon. Charles J. Scliuck. of Wheeling. will deliver the memorial address and music for the occasion will bo furnished by the Presbyterian quartet. The officers of Fairmont Lodge who will be in charge of the ritualistic services tomorrow are: M, E. Ashcraft, exalted ruler; W. S. Black; esteemed leading knight; C. H. Neill, esteemed royal knight; Charles D. Barry, aecre- ' tary; John H. Rock, Jr., treasurer; Clyde Hays, esquire; George D. Duerr, Liler; W. If. Randolph, chaplain; William L. Walker, luner guard, and R. T. Cunningham, H. W. Scott, W. H. Roush, trustees. Tho memorial day 1 committee consists of Sam R. Nuzum, chnirman; W. H. Roush, W. D. Evans, R .T. Cunningham and C. D. Barry. The departed Elks whose memories will bo honored at this service tomorrow who have passed away during the < a.. ...... ?? tl,. ..i.t.... Lwviuy jcais ui uic ivusc o CAIOIUIIUU are: Dr. S. H. Shorrer... 1S9Y Charles L. Skinner 189S Thomas J. McGraw 1900 Frank E. Watson 1902 William P. Eddy ......1904 John M. McDonnell 1905 William M. Guy 1906 Francis J. Mark 1900 John D. Lewellen 1907 Theodore B. Houseman 190S Herforl Gray .1902 John R. Cook 1908 Lee L. Malone 1909 W. H. Nicholson, Jr. 1909 Joseph E. Sands ..; '. 1909 Charles Kenton 1910 E. W. Chenoweth .............. 1910 ] Charles F. Weekley ' 1911 L. J. Hunt I.. 1912 W. J. dawson 1912 Cyrus E. Scott 1912 James E. McCoy 1912 James B. Weightman 1914 Ralph W. Lane 1914 James W. Harrington ...'.1915 Frank T. Moore 1915 ' Aubrev W. Meredith 1915 P. W. Burke 1916 J. J. Durrett 1916 Harvey L. Nay 1916 James G. Crawford ' 1917 The general public Is Invited to attend this service tnmnrrnw Judge Vincent Has Court Session Judge Vincent held a session of Intermediate court this morning. A report was filed In the cause of Stevens vs. Stevens. It Is an amended cause. In the cause of Harry B. Gants vs. Arthur O. Mey, an amended order requiring $100 bond was filed. Judge Vincent this morning heard the chancery cause of Audrey Brown vs. Earl Brown. It was a non-support action and the defendant entered bond ot, sufficient amount to keep his wife. Judge Vfncent expects to adjourn this term of court this afternoon. the 5,000 Daily Avei [ 'i v. i mints tper eni^gTdecember i, 19: tlTflAI! tENCHES LEARNING US! 'J ; IJ " '.w.j.au i i^SMBj I y ^ fSi "somewhere In France" learning thi ! trench is situated at an American i oTIlir^ FUG HASJ9 STARS rhis Merely Takes Care of Company's Employes in Fairmont. a service flag bearing 16 stars Is floating from the. Watson building thlcjsttarnooAo the, w. utere. i?preIffi'lMB llJ lacu etflpioyes 6f the Mo-' tiongahela Valley Traction Company that are now in the service ot Uncle 3am. The 19 stars represent only the employes of the company that were lonated In Fairmont and not the many nthers at Clarksburg, Weston, Stafford, Marietta, and other points. In ill eight flags have been put at different points, each representing the number of men that have gone from Lhe respective communities. TOOK DRINK AT POINT WAS ARRESTED HERE Brownsville Man Was So Surprised He Cheerfully Paid Fine. "A working man who labors hard for his money and gives it all to the saloon keeper would b? better off if he were dead," said J. W. Phillips, an aged man from Brownsville, Pa., who was arrested about 1:30 o'clock this morning for being drunk and who was be foro Mayor Bowen at police court this morning. He took his fine cheerfully and afterwards stated that a man In his circumstances who did not have any more sense than to get drunk Bhould be fined at least 110. When coming out of jail this morning tie .thought that he was in Point Marion, Pa. Ho states that yesterday afternoon be went to Point Marion and remembers that he went into a saloon. "From this time on I was dead to the .world. How l ever landed in Fairmont is a mystery," he continued. He paid his fine and was dismissed. : M s (x. A. Ri Officers Chosen Today Meade Post, No. 6, Grand Army 01 the Republic, this afternoon at Its meeting In Musgrave ball elected tbese officers for the ensuing term: Post commander. E. A. Billlngsleat past department commander of the state of West Virginia; senior vice commander, F. M. Waldo; Junior vice commander. George H. Richardson; chaplain, John F.. Jamison; quarter master. Ell Musgrave; officer of the day, George. Binnix; delegates to the department encampment to be held at Clarksbiirfl next May, Heber D. Mor gan, George Binnlx. J. J. Lee and F, M. Waldo; alternates, H. T. Lough, T. T. McElfrcsh, John W. Mercer and George H. Richardson. Today's meeting was well attended. The officers will be installed on Sat urday afternoon, January 6, by former Department Commander E. A. Billings lea. The post has a membership ol fiftjl-two. . ? rage During Novem itl 1P?rtly i L7. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY I NAP Z OF "GRENADE GUNS." ^ 9 use of the "grenade guns" or trom- t camp. The French lighters can bo T ipiwl" i itmvc ucdii ncin! IImi 0 IILIIU ULhu < i Rev. Father Martorana ? Preached Beautiful Sermon Thanksgiving. Requiem High Mass celebrated on Thanksgiving morning at nine o'clock at St. Joseph's church [or the repbse ' of the souls of the Italian soldiers who have lost their lives on tha-battle fields of Italy. Rev. Father Joseph Martorana was the celebrant and delivered a beautiful sermon touching upon the bravery and heroic struggles of his people and the aid of the American soldiers now in France. The day being a rainy or. did not keep the people from attending as the church was well crowded. Appropriate music was rendered by the choir which was directed by JHss Francis Haggerty, of Farmlngton. Mr. 'Aloyslus Staud sang a beautiful solo, assisted by Misses Mary Ramono, Julia Rusbo and Minnie Yanero. At the conclusion of the ceremonies the congregation offered prayers for peace. Off Again, Caught Again, by Uncle Sam fvuiri**? ailtliApliine ussiasiiaii j.ah vwum.j auviiuuiika j caici na? uiu]i" pcd tho bootlegging charge against Charles Jenkins, but l/nclc Sam grab- i bed lilm on a warrant, served by Dap- : uty Marshal John D. Moore. Jenkins was held under a bond In the sum of grand iury at Parkcrsburg in January at a hearinfe yesterday afternoon before United Stales Commissioner J. P.'Kfrby. Jenkins was charged with bringing a cargo of li'inor in. on his person. Due eo a .county of!leer becoming fussed in testifying as to dates the,county was obliged to dismiss the case. This Is one of the few cases of l?s kind dismissed on a technicality involving the date. - NEW BRITISH CHIEF IN MESOPOTAMIA ?' t A'y|:: v f [&EN. 51R WJR MARSHALL^ i General Sit W. R. Marshall succeeds ! the late General Maude as commander r.f the British forces in Mesonotamla. ber?The E^ct Figui HE WEATHER. j ndeeld?r tonight; tmday PRICE THREE CEJfTS 1 'a k? 1 m biiiois j British Blew Up Other Bat? "J teries to Prevent Their vj Capture. 'CDI1AU 0IIPPC00 Mill I 1 iLiimnn ouuuloo oirhll burning Movement Which , .1 They Began at Cambrai Fails. (By Associated Pre*. I ' C-':?l BERLIN. Dec. 1.?The Germans yeaerday captured 4000 British and 1ST- -1 iral batteries in Cambrai region the J rar office announces. BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN PRANCE. Dec. 1.?In their operations n the Cambrai region yesterday the Jermans began a turning movement tut tlio British were able to pull bactc . nost of their troops and at the first ittack and have them from being eat >ff. Tho big guns blew up a 'certain lumber of guns. ?? .* PARIS. Dec. l.?The Germans made i violent attack last night on the Verlun front .the war office reports. Two sfforts were defeated by the French. German troops ore making a strong ' * iffort to wipe out the salient which he RritiBh drove through the Htndec- '. ; ^ ottrg line toward Cambrai... Violent . f ittacks have been hurled against the from Hoenvres to Gonnelleo, a front Q ' jf about 18 miles. Except qear Ooh-relieu. the Germans have been repulied with heavy losses. Crown Prince tupprecht evidently purposed to ipake imeuds for his defeat by crushing the ~ lew salient with attacks all.along .tho front and with especially strong efforts at the northern and eoutherii 3nds with the apparent plan of driving north and south and cutting 'off ; .he British, east of a line from Moeur rres to Gonnelleu. On the northern 9ank and west of Cambrai the Gernan attacks were crushed by artillery and machine gun fire and heavy loss's were inflicted. The stroke on the. ; 4 southern flank brought Initial gains, 3j| the British being driven hack to LaVacquerio and to Gouveaucourt about one and three-fourths mllea north | west and south west of Gonnelleu respectively. In counter attacks the British regained the La Vacauerle and Obuzean court and drove the enemy from the ridge east of Gouzoaucourt. At other points between Masnleres and Villors-Gulslain the strong German attempt made no impression on -British defense. There has been little artllery activity on other fronts. , Tho violent fighting on the northern Italian front has stopped for the nio- ?r~' ment. The Austro Germans are re- Tg ported active behind the line and are said to be building defenses on the J eastern bank of the Tagllamento rlv-. er 28 miles east of the Plave. The allies Supreme War Council V (Continued on Faas Four.) BRYAN WILL j 1 BE HERE ! f IS Bryan left Wheeling on a special . train at 2:50 this afternoon, and Will Lecture at 8 o'clock- : Special Turkey Dinner Tomorrow at | -Mjffim Tavern Restaurant J 35 Cents Only All members of Ladles Order Qol- 1' den Links No. 6 are urged to be preacntat a special meeting tonight . 3BI at 7:30 Cunningham's hall-to' ar- range for the funeral of Sister.Cor rlne Wllfong. DONAH KNIGHT, See. / ? .,J| Laborers Wantijd ' S in Shlppinu Department. Apply -M OWENS BOTTLE | iSS MACHINE CO.j :M re is 5,045