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Nov. 1917 . . A Quality Newspaper for th? if t' established 1868. wm STATE SCORES All HI Ml | IK in CASE | I f What Connutte Told Sheriff j . About Shells is AdmitI: ted as Evidence. | SHELLS ARE PRODUCED M T)_.TJ _i._ 1X7 n .1 T7? I 1/ jDuuets were uuugeu rrom w Tree With a Knife, Testifies Glover. Partial admittance of the confession ' Bf 'Walter Connutte, the defendant, was allowed In the murder case this morning before Judge Haymond In i Circuit court. This is the first stroke f 1 that the State has made in the trial of 1 Walter Connutte. charged with slaying Fernando Thorn and llarvcy Hayhurst. Judge Haymond in his opinion this j morning permitted the tact that ConI nutte told Sheriff Glover where to find the shells to be testified to, but that bare facts stood out by itself. After the court had given his opinion considerable law was cited to back up his I position in the ruling. Immediately following the decision j Sheriff A. M. Glover was recalled to | trte stand and testified to certain infor-1 / nation he gleaned from Counutte as to 'r the shells. Trosecuting Attorney \V. J H. Haggerty produced the shells and they were carefully scrutinized and the "0" or naught marked on tho end in. lead pencil marks was observed. Sheriff Glover told how he found a limb from one to one and a half inches in diameter shot from u tree. Later ' he" discovered that some one had gouged the bullets from the wood with i a. knife. Sheriff Glover (.old at length of the finding of a twelve guage shot gun. which has been frcsl^y oiled. Attorney J. A. Meredith questioned Sheriff Glovir about tho topography of the Henry B. Morgau furm with which the official said he was not very 1 well acquainted. During Saturday alter the Douglass case was cited. Attorney Norman mentioned in the case was well known in Fairmont aid was active here in Democratic gatherings some years ago. He was better known in these parts as j "Old Man" Norman. Again Tied Up. Another storm cloud broke in the Connutte murder case this afternoon at 2 oclock when the jury was withdrawn while attorneys discussed another "point of law." This is the fourth point that haB been argued that way since the trial began. More than a solid week has been so spent. The latest point developed was dissent in fncilmnnv in I- l, I l Ill H.(,UIII iu UJUUUhounds circling the Keyser home several times. Major Ncely tried to elicit this information from Sheriff A. M. Glover. Prosecuting Attorney Haggerty objected and the jury was again withdrawn. Major Neely said that ho ' had received this information as the bloodhounds from a reliablo source. Prosecuting Attorney Haggerty claimed that the doys had followed a i certain trail on which the wounded foxhunters were taken over and wero later pulled oft it. The state contended that evidence incident to the bloodhounds was inadmis3ablc. The court at this wrting is hearing argument as I to the point of law. Prosecuting Attorney Haggerty is citing North Caro _ Una law on the subject. All jurors In the court room except-1 . ing those engaged in the Connutte i trial were discharged by Judgo Haymond until Wednesday morning. No one has the slightest Idea how long it will take to finish the case. Some persons think the Morgan trial can rtart Thursday, while others think the entire week will be utilized for the Connutte trial, it is purely a matter of conjecture. O I.PA Piiri-v ?' P ul uidut uisinct, tne juror who has a sore eye. wore a green celluloid eye shield In the jury box toft General Goethals to Get Important Post (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. ? Pre-ar raugement of some of the IBgh com mauds In the War department was InWj f dlcated today by detachment of offiB ' cere designated by Secretary Baker to sit In department's war council. B It became definitely known today that Major General Goethals. builder I oI the Panama canal has been offered B the place of quartermaster general to Succeed Major General Sharpe. -Provost Marshal General Crowder Bp Is the only officer assigned to war council who will not bo detached from I . his present office. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRES8. PSDE NO ACTION ON OR'S BEFORE RECESS President Will Make No Move Until After the Holidays. (By The Associated I'r ) WASHINGTON. Dec. 17.?It was indicated today that President Wilson will make no further move in the railtoad situation until Congress reconvenes after Christmas holidays. GARFIELD ASKS MB 10 CIVE UP HOLIDAYS Every Idle Day Costs 2,000,000 Tons of Badly Needed Coal. my Associated rressj WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.?To keep coal production at a maximum Fuel Administrator Garfield in preparing to appeal to operators and miners to forego the usual Christiana and New Years holiday. Every idle day in the mines costs the country nearly d.000,000 tons of fuel. Authority to shut down industries if necessary to supply householders with coal was granted by the fuel administrator today to W. K. Prudden. federal fuel administrator of Michigan. Many Michigan cities arc said to he almost entirely without supplies for domestic needs. WASHINGTON, Doc. 17.?The situation in the middle west where cold weather and lack of fuel has brought much suffering was gone over at a conference today bewteen Dr. Garfield and F. D. Balrd, in charge of railroad transportation and coal distribution, Mr. Baird reported conditions improving somewhat although there is great congestion of coal cars at some terminals. NEW YORK, Dec. 17.?Now York's coal famine will be broken In a few (lays unless weatner ocncutions interfere. Fuela administrators and railroad officials declare today. Reeve Schley, fuel administrator, stated that the crisis had already been passed with the arrival yesterday of 20,000 tons. Before night Mr. Schley said he expected that another 25.000 tons would be received by barges from New Jersey ports. In addition 50,000 tons were at tide water, Mr. Schley asserted and the only problem was that of transportation. Thrift Campaign Will Start Tonight Committees from the two teams which are being organized from the J. O. Watson class to sell Thrift stamps will meet in the office rooms of the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce this evening at 7:30 o'clock. The purpose of the meeting is to organize the thrift campaign, decide upon some date on which the thrift contest will cloEe, ana to select the members of the two teams. Tbo meeting this evening will bo far the committees which were appolntea at the meeting at The Fairmont on Triday evening. Following the meeting this evening, the two teams will hold separate meetings and organize their respective work. At the meeting this evening, plans for selling stamps and scoring nolnts Will also ho HnMdorl nnnn Lmore days 0 to buy a Christmas rfnrPrea etit , ih?. ffaid/ rV /feacf T/ie Advertis FAIRMONT, WEST 5TR0YE CICTCCU PIICUTP Ill inn ULILIIIO lis MORIS 1 1 LEGALJVISERS I Six Lawyers on the List for Today Did Not Show Up. I SOME NEW INSTRUCTIONS I Men Must be Very Specific About Their Occupations. Ot the fifteen Fairmont lawyers. j vtiiu, us ussuuiuie mumuurs ui lue gal Advisory board, were supposed j (o lend their assistance today to registrants in filling out their questionI,aires, just six of them have their names on tho "slacker" list at presB time this afternoon. Those who appeared this morning ana this afternoon to lend their assistance are as follows: C. L. Shaver, ira L. Smith. W. Kenneth Barnes, Trevcy Nutter, J. G. Prichard. Brooks Deveny, A. J. Colvorn, Albert J. Kern. Those who have not shown up arc: French McCray, It. Leigh Fleming, W. H. Conaway, Chas. Powell, Frank Hayden and IS. C. Frame. Walter Haggerty and Judge W. S. Haymond were both scheduled tor today, but are performing duties in the Circuit court and could not attend. Up to two o'clock this afternoon fifteen registrants had come to the office for assistance. This morning the office was open from 10-12 o'clock, this afternoon the office hours are 1-5 end tills evening from 7-9 o'clock. In filling out the questionnaire, every registrant must he us specific as possible, especially when referring to his occupation. The following instructions were received tills morning by the local draft board: "It is of paramount importance to the selective lealures of the draft act and the effective employment of the man power of the army that tho occupational classifications of every registrant he set forth with precision in his questionnaire. Therefore, the registrants' answer, to Iberies one, question three, page tour must, without fail specify his particular job within his industry, by answering. for example, not merely railroad man, but track layer, trainman, or enr shop repairer. All men rendering assistance to registrants should be instructed to secure for that question as specific an answer as if he be questioned for nine and ten in series eleven, page twelve, unless registrants have already fully answered these questions. If questionnaires filled are i.ot specific enough, boards should secure adequate answers under section cne hundred, paragraph three, before proceeding to classify. Special instructions were also received from Charleston this morning relative to the assistance to be given by the Legal Advisory Hoard. All active and associate members of the Legal Advisory lioard must enter upon the left hand margin of the front page of the questionnaire to whom any advice or assistance is given and "given by me," and shall then sign his name, followed by description "permanent member" or "associates member" of the Legal Advisory Board. It Is of the utmost importance that this order be strictly observed. The object is that the questionnaire, on its face, shall tiisclose the name of every member of the Legal Advisory Board who renders any assistance, and in order to fix responsibility. SUGAR SHORTAGE iv ? fll ANJtNU HERE Stevenson Company Has Big Shipment And More Is Coming. So far as Fairmont and the immediate vicinity is concerned the sugar crisis is past, and there is a prospect that the people who have been hoarding sugar are going to be sung good and proper. Tho Sevenson company, wholesale grocers, have received 113.000 pounds for distribution here and another shipment of the same size is expected shortly. At the Stevenson establishment it is said that there is no occasion for alarm over the sugar situation and that there is a prospect that the price of sugar to the consumer will come down shortly and stay down ements?All the Imp .... , : _ l: ' ' - est Virginia's Greatest Nemp< VIRGINIA, MONDAY EVE DING M ^SHEL \ ' :-l I & ...A -i '' m ' r v?;-. i i ' 5^1^^ Remarkable photograph at a officers are getting their final instri naught visited the American officer THiliuT CENSUS OF FAIRMONT; Whole CityWHl fctetS^ered During the Afternoon of January 13. A religious census of Fairmont and its suburbs will be taken in ibis city on Sunday aternoon January 13 according to plans made yesterday afternoon at a meeting of pastors and Sunday seliool workers held In the offices of City Commissioner J. Walter Barnes. The object of the census is that the pastors and Sunday school workers may come in contact with new families who have moved to this city and are not enrolled in any of the churches and to secure also the names of older residents of the city who are not alTlllated with any of the church or Sunday schools with a view to "Increasing the enrollment and efficiency of the local churches and Sunday schools The wards of the city will be the units of the canvass and committees appointed to canvass each ward will be responsible for the census of the ward they represent. .These committees aro to district their wards and select the workers to assist themln the census gathering. These committees consisting of two men from each ward will hold a meeting soon and will report to H. T. Jones the secretary the names and numbers of the committee. Mr. Jones will then report the committees to the various pastors of the city. The committees will make the canvass on Sunday afternoon January 13 starting at two o'clock and it Is the plan to complete the canvass by evening of that day The following committees were nam ed to have charge in their respective wards: First ward: W. A. Hustead, Lata Brown: second ward, Levi B. Harr, Fred Mclntyre; third ward. Frank White. J. C. Glasscock: Fourth ward, Cecil McDonald, W. D. Straight; Fifth ward, Kenneth Barnes, Harry William son; Sixth ward, W. F. ShafTermnn, Tom Boggess; Seventh ward, George Brobst. James Welton; Eighth ward W. E. Buckey, Guy Crigier: Edgemont T. L. Henderson, JameB E. Anderson. The following were present at the meeting yesterday: Pastors, W. J. Eddy, C. E. Goodwin, R. J. Yoak; Superintendents of Sunday schools, C. W. Evans, J. A. Swiger. J. Walter Barnes, H. T. Jones and Seymour Mcintire and W. A. Hustead, Fred MeIntire, Frank White, Cecil McDonald W. D. Straight, Harry Williamson. W. F. Shaforman, Tom Boggess. George Brobst, Guy Crigier. The promoters of the census believe that when it is completed it will give a pretty fair idea of the Teal census of Fairmont. fortant Frirmont Stc t ' r* - ' s-.-- . raimn 1NING, DECEMBER 17,1911 mm LS BURSTING IN ^|||#| 'r' jgjt?'-^5y^Wi' ?<t'T>>tt .^j^^>''^"v..)?|jjpi|W training camp somewhere behind the B actions before taking their places on ti s at this camp in the course of his tri; Mil HIV i nnn in itTTir i Mr in unit KANAWHA DEAL' Holding Syndicate in Manington District's Big- J,1 gest Tax Payer. jj ti p Mannington district of Marion coun- b ly contributed quite a bit of the 30,000 d [ ere coal tract which is connected with what is known as the "Little Kana- j3 wim Railroad" deal recently con- t su mated. That syndicate Is the larg- J est tax payer in Mannington district B and the coal lands included are those bought up some years ago by James fi Hare for the J. M. Guftey interests. ft The coal land was purchased by j, George Gould in his effort to make the j Western Maryland railroad trans-con- a tinental system with the Little Kana- ft wha railroad as a part of the general ^ scheme. It was purchased by the f: Gould-Kamsey interests when the Wa- j: hash railroad came Into Pittsburgh. The "Little Kanawha Railroad" In- *; torests wore purchased of the Gould- ~ Ramsey crowd by the Pennsylvania, ^ New York Central and Ilaltimore & ? Ohio railroads and originally the B. "J, & 0. had one-fourth. The deal said to be about consumated gives the B. & O. } solo control of this big tract of land ? and will Interest Mannington district ? farmers for development is plannea ' which will include a railroad lino from ? Parkersburg to Burnsvlllo and will ef- ? feet values in this county. Coal Around Mannlnoton. i There are four or five thousand acres ^ of coal around Mannintgon which Is j still held by its original owners. It Is * all in the vicinity of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and is certain' to be de- I veloped in advance of co&l lying at less accessible points. It is held by the heirs of the Blacksberes, the Beatys.' the Keens, the Pricbards. the Rymers, and the Wilson Nay heirs. w Coal Notes. S Dr. James H. McClung is chairman T of the Nicholas county fuel committee o uid other members are P. N. Alderson, it of Rlchwood, and W. G. Brown, of Sum- t( mersville. H. H. Rose, executive secretary to f< J. Walter Barnes, state fuel adminls- p trator, has been Id Wheeling straight- C enlng out problems in connection with t< the coal supply in Ohio county. f< Posters showing how to conserve w coal are being sent from Washington F to the local fuel committees of the = various counties of West Virginia by parcel post, which are to be posted in steam boiler rooms. The Fairmont and Mannington Coal company has its plant at Norway siding, near Fairmont. J. M. Orr is a leading factor in the company. The car supply is way off again today and consequently there is little activity at the mines. ? )res Advertise in Th aaa- :mHHB tt nig* - v TODAY'S NEWS TODAY TflVA AIR" (j | - v ' L ' ^ ritlsh front in Franco, where our 10 battle line. The Duke ot Con> along the western front. iriiir 16 TOBACCO FUND 'rincipal Berdine of Worthington School Brings in Club Donation. That the boys in the trenches are ependent upon their friends back ome is not being lost sight of entire! even during the Christmas rush hen thero are so many other things ) remember. Saturday H. D. Berdine rlncipal of the Wortliington school rought in n club contribution of four ollars which was contributed by himelf and the following :E. L. Billinglea, Miss Georgia Billingslea, Frank ;i!lingslea, Romino Reamer, Buryl ate, Walter Sturm, Eugene Meeks, ames B. McDanile, Maud Dolan, W. . Plaster Mrs. C. It. Atha, Mrs. HenV King and Mrs. A. J. Jenkins. Other recent contributions to the ind aro Irs. H. C. Cummins 4 kits Irs. H. F. Knodo 4 kits '. E. Johnson 4 kits ,. W. Cooper 4 kits .. Friend 4 kits liss Lela Wortman 4 kits lattic Mcran 1 kit Ithel E.-Tennant 1 kit larl D. Wilson 2 kits [alnh B. Wilson 2 kits essio Blanche Yost 1 kit !. C. Roll 4 kits .. L. Heffner 4 kits Ilss Bridget Klely 2 kits . A. Cook 2 kits V'm. Donahue 4 kits V. H. West 2 kits Irs. L. M. Conlcy 1 kit Irs. S. A. Dunham 1 kit Irs. J. A. Fickinger S kits Irs. Glenn Greer 4 kits lary Crane Hartley 4 kits rellie Patternson 2 kits A. Pilling 1 kit l. H. Rahn 2 kits V. C. Dobbie 4 kits I. L. Darrah 4 kits Another Local Boy IsQuarantined Victor Levelle, a local young man 'ho recently enlisted in the United tates Marines. Is now located at 'arlff Island, two miles out in the cean from Port Royal. S. C? accordtg to information contained in a let jr louuivtju uuro uy reitttivco luuuy. Mr. Levelle left here December 7 jr Port Royal having previously assed tbe examination required at umberland and Baltimore. The letsr states that*he will be quarantined >r two months at Tariff Island after 'hlch he will be transferred back to ort Royal. Laborers Wanted In Shipping Department. Apply OWENS BOTTLE MACHINE CO 2 West Virginian THE WEATHER. $$ ; ? -S rtly oloudy and warmar to- ] it; Tuaaday probably anow and il PRICE THREE tiENTS^ , ,1 L RAID f InccTonvcD tun ULdinUILn Mill 4 MIKE SWEEPERS, 6 MUM! I I Five of the Merchant Ships :r ' Were of Some Neutral v Nation. OGCURREDirNflRTH SEA 1 j 9 Time and Particulars Have 4.; Not Yet Been Made ' ,. '$ Public. (Py Associated Press) . '' '^'Ij LONDON, Dec. 17?One British and five neutral -t merchantmen, a British de< | stroyer and four mine sweepers have been sunk in . -V1 the North Sea by German naval forces. v FAIRMONT MOOSE 1 VISIT CLARKSBURG I Heard Much Patriotic Ora? tory During Initiation of A 400 New Members. Fairmont Lodge, No. 9, Loyal Of. dor ot Moose, was well represented at Clarksburg yesterday, where tbl lodge of that city initiated a class of ~4 four hundred candidates. The Cere> ' -'4 monies wero conducted In the andl< : j torium ot the Masonic Temple on 1 :}, Pike street, and was attend by much ? ??Jj speech-making, the keynote ot which ?.no nnletnttnm nn.l nua j/tii i lukinm uuu ll(*tcllinilDUI? B*". \ >/ Senator Pollock, of Ohio, who Is no* located In Fairmont, delivered ''i-.'jgS stirring address which brought forth volley after volley of cheers and on* lusty "Hurrah for Senator Pollock.* ' The meeting was presided over W . -M Mayor 11. C. Gordon, who Introduced the speakers and delighted the crowd with bits of humor injected Into hii '.'v? prefatory remarks. Attorney General E. T. England, : S .of Charleston, was intensely earnest in his plea for complete co-operation ": in the prosecution of the war, and detailed incidents to prove bis claim that the 'worst Is yet to come", and jftsra cautioned his hearers that the conse* 1 quence would bo dire .if Americana at home would not realize at once importance of complying With tba various methods of conservation and. Hi production, suggested by the Natlonm' al government. He waxed enthusiasm * tic in favor of the war garden Idea V rb and declared that every available foof of ground should be cultivated and planted. S. J. Risbeck, of Pittsburgh, Na< tlonal Director of the order, briefly summarized tho growth of the Moose ,, organization In the United States. From the standpoint, of Moose ^ members the most Important speech . \ j of the occasion was delivered by Supreme Dictator John W. Ford, ol Philadelphia. It was also the most ; ijH masterful. He linked fraternallsm and partiotism together and conrlnc ' ed his hearers that they were one and ,!''! the same in spirit and effect.- . . ;.S| Notice to Taxpayers Who *|l| Failed to Take Advan-. - Irfs tage of the 2l/ifo Dis- .j|^B count. You are now notified that Dot cembor is the last month von can - V 'Ji pay your taxes at face value. Jan- : : - ?(:i uary Is the month that the law iXsgfa compels us to add on 10%' interest I am sure you will not want to pay that amount of Intereat'. while money is so plentiful. Please '? be prompt and come in and pay 7 your taxes before the ruth at the ' last of the month. For your benefit and accommodation,' the Sheriff's Office will be kept open on Saturday nights from 7' to 9 during the month of December. A. M. GLOVER, Sheriff. .