Daily Average ? (V
^ . Nov. 1917. . -'jv
m A Quality N?w*p*|.ar for tha
pigtylkrr-' V ' =
|p ESTABLISHED 1868. mem
mil mi mi
i ask mp tie
I Appeal Went Out From National
mn ras coal
! Pilblic Will Appreciate It If
(By Associated Press)
; INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. It.?Coal
miners of the country are called on
to forego tfteir usually extended holi-days
at ChrlBtmns time and take
yfe, ' .oply two days, Christmas and New
Bp . Years, in a statement Issued here today
at International headquarters of
JR** ' > thA TT %/T w? -A a ? ? *
vuw u. m. w. oi Atnenca. i ne siaie*
Sljr- ment follows:
[ITT "Tho United States Is In the grip
Sf?fv of coal famine. Recent snows nnd
K , excessive cold weather has depleted
the coal bins throughout the ocuntry.
Neve? before has a cold shortage been
'y 'so acute. Industries are being forced
i; to close for lack of fuel. Street lights
I'.'j- - and electric signs are helrig turned
I'out to save coal. The Fuel Administration
iijurging very possible econIromy
to meet abnormal demands for
&? . coal. The coal miner Is being looked
to od hiB bit to keep tho factories
kfi and railroads in operation and the
Br . household and public institutions
warm. In normal times it has been
Igg the custom to lay the mine idle durIK."
lug the week of Christmas holidays
I because tho market for fuel could be
Bs: fact without working during this perM
But this year conditions have
gffit; ? changed. Motive power for railroads
has practically broken down. Insufngfe...
flclont car supplies makes it neceEsary,
that every empty car bo loaded '
,r as quickly as possible. Therefore out
\ of consideration for public needs we
,1 ' are calling on the U.. M. W. of Am \
j -erica to take only two holidays, Christmas
and New Years. Our patriotic
: ' duty demands that this be done. It
If will be a service the pcoplo of the
m. Nation will appreciate. We earnest :,!
ly urge local presidents, secretaries
and mine committees everywhere- to
|i(- see that .this" holiday remiest ts fnt.
a The statement Is signed for the
j v Miners' organization by Franlt J.
I f v Hayes, President, John L. Lewis,
I vice president and Win. Green secretary-treasurer.
| AHOTi" GAS WELL
I FOR LOGALGOMPAIY
New Supply Will be Turned
l|| ,; into the Mains Some Time
VI;.: Another cra? xroti nriii ?>? ? '
IV ' the lines of the Monongahela Valley
jjfer- Traction company 'sometime this ev.1
enlng. The new well which has just
tyV htjen located is a good producer and
v.r, . is expected to give another boost to
the present gas situation in Fairmont.
1/ The new well is on the Michael farm
Sear Hagans, in Monongalia county.
ISv: , Every effort is being made by the
'V ' gas department of tho Monongabela
V& Valley Traction company to purchase
SiX mongh gas for domestic consumers in
V the city. While the gas situation in
;rip, Fairmont is much better Just now, it is
'. J . tar from what it should be.
? Lewis A. Clinton and Florence
Marie Hall were married by Rev.
A* v., r. B. Lawler at Barrackvllle, on
fj&jgx Saturday of last week.
I 4morc days 1
m . t xp ?uy a
BER ASSOCIATED PRESS.
: on i mis
Keep at Work
Need of Coal Makes Manual
Labor on Holidays of
(Special Dispatch to The West
WHEELING. Dec. 19.?Under date
of December 17, RlghJ: Reverend P.
J. Donahue, Bishop of Wheoling sent
the following letter to the priests of
the dioccso whose parishes are in
Rev. Dear Ffether:?In view
of the scarcity of coal in various
parts of the country and of the
consequent great suffering, we
earnestly requost that you urge
members of your congregation
engaged in local mining, not to
give up their work during the approaching
season, when cars are
standing ready to be filled.
The situation in some places
in dpanornfo famlHoo bo?lno>
hardly enough fuel fo cook their
food or keep themselves warm in
this rigorous wetather.
You will kindly er,plain to
your congregation the circumstances
which permit manual labor
on holidays of obligation, especially
after they have duly discharged
their religious duties.
P. J. DONAHUE.
WEI ME MAY
New Plant at Downs Already
Notable for Its
if the Rachel mine at Downs puts
in the coal loading machine which is
being considered and'adds other innovatl
-ns in machinery under consider
ation, it will be the model mining
plan' in the Fairmont-Clarksburg region.
The coal loading machine
about determined upon is an experiment,
but Frank Miller, the general
manager, is unafraid at the thought
of something new and is already credited
with innovations in northern
West Virginia mines. The coal loading
machine being considered will do
the work of 25 men.
The Rachel mine, which is in the
lower sulphur belt of the Pittsburgh
coal in the immediate vicinity of Fairmont,
started mining .coal October 1,
putting down shafts in record-breaking
time, as the work on the shafts
began June 11. It is modernly equipped
One 1,700 horse power Bulcan electric
hoist for hoisting coal.
One 300 horse power Bulcan 1 or
hoisting men and supplies.
One 8x10 Sinoco electric ribbon
Twelve Goodman electrical short
wall type electric cutting machines.
Six Goodman articulated type storage
Two 50 k. w. generator cells for
uwyicj neii'uuiuytUK ua^w ana uppis
One 200 k. w Wesl'ugbouse motor
Two 2,000 feet capacity IngersollRamb
electric ribbon air compressors.
Two hundred Coag'electrlc miners'
The Racbel plant will be equipped
to a 4,000 tons a day capacity.
There are three shafts. The Pittsburgh
coal has 370 feet under the
earth and the vein Is from eight feet
two Inches to eight feet nine inches
thick. The coal Is possibly the cream
of the low sulphur belt near Fairn-ont,
which takes in Klngmont, Pennols,
Monongab, Carolina. Ida May,
old George Creek No. 8 (Jamison)
The Rachel plant has one shaft for
coal hoisting, one for air and the
(oira ror Hoisting i.ien and supplies, it
The entire plant is electrically operat- e
(Continued on page nine.) I <
phe West Virginian \
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^ Northern Jf
i iFn r.n
HARNESS SHOP Fof
"AND GOSH! NEV1
r ^ t^V . . I
u or u uirectors
Are Called lor
At a meeting ot the Special
Gas committee of the Chamber of
Commerce hold this afternoon, it
was found that the committee
needed the immediate assistance
of the directors of the Chamber
and a call was issued for an emergency
meeting to be held this '
evening at the Chamber of Com- i
merce rooms at 7:30 o'clock. All ]
who are Interested In the gas
situation' are also Invited to attend
Efforts are being made today by
he Chamber of Commerce's special
omnlttoe on the gas situation to arange
a joint meeting with the
jlarksburgi commltee, and there is a
>OBslbillty that the affair may develop
nto a concentlon ot representatives
>f all the important cities in this secion
ot the state.
The first meeting ot the committer
vaa held at the office ot the Cham>er
yesterday afternoon when an etort
was made to get Into communicalon
by telephone with Governor John
r. Cornwell, but he was at WllllamK>n,
where he was scheduled to make
in address in the Interest ot the Red
Better fortune attended the effort
0 get Into eomntunicatlon with May>r
Gordon of Clarksburg and G. Vf.
ludderar, secretary of the Clarks>urg
Board 'of Trade. They signified
heir willingness to cooperate In any
novement that 'might b^ started to
peed up a solution of the gas probrai.
A number of other towns In the
lorthern end of the state were also
Flans are still very much In a preImlnary
state, but It Is'now the feeing
among the members of the comulttee
that It will be necessary to call
1 special session of the Legtsalture to
iroaden the scope of the Public SerIce
commission so that body can govirn
and regulate the big pipe line
Vith the Better Cja&
SK GCfT PARTHBE THi&
JUST LIKE SW
Home of Mrs. Zana Blacksht
Last Night of a Nois
! (E. E. Meredith Press Bureau.)
j MANNINGTON, W. Va. Dec. 19.?
Ladies of the sixties are as gay as
girls of sixteen if the opportunity presents
and the fact was proven tonight
when the Ladies Birthday Club, an organization
composed mostly of grandmothers.
made merry at the home of
Mrs. Zana Blackshere, who entertained
in honor of her seventieth birthday.
The ladies gathered for a dinner in
tho sun parlor of the Blackshere home
ell heing present hut two?Mrs. Leila
! Ilium, who is visiting in Denver, and
lira. Laura Furbee who is visiting her
unughter in Pennsylvania. There was
una long table with twenty-one seats?
Mre. Louis Fox, of Fairmont, a sister
FOR DRAFT ADVICE
Forty Men Filled in Tkeirj
When the Legal Advisory hoard
returned to their dotlei at one o'clock
tbla afternoon, they found fifteen regietiants
In the Orand Jury room watting
for them. All of the lawyer* who
were at the court houie thle morning
were busy. There were more appearong
for completing their, questionratres
between nine and twelve o'clock
Of the elghteeen lawyers to assist
In the work today, fifteen were present
this mdnilng. Those assisting this
morning were Scott C. Lowe, B! M.
Sbowalter. Jno. Henshaw, M. Hogs,
Cecil H. Roggs, Robert S. Reed, Geo.
A Vincent, H. E. Moran. Jaa. A. MereWUk
etiif M M
UIVU ?UU Mil AT*. ilOOi/ nwo DVUCUUIQU
for today but because of duties in the
circuit court could not attend.
C. A. Snodgrass, J. O. Prlchard and
Bass A. Watts were in charge at the
work at Mannlngton.
s Big City Papers at
VENIN G, DECEMBER 19,1
?, ^ %, X
YxsV x^v \
ere at Mannington, the Scene
ly Meeting of Unique
til the hostess and Mrs. M. L. Hamilton
occupying the chairs of absent membors.
The table was beautifully decorated
and loaded with dellcasles.
The members present last night
Mrs. Zana Blackshere, Mrs. Maggie
Peaty, Mrs. Mary Stewart, Mrs. Soph
Stewart. Mrs. Ella Jenks, Mrs. Mattle
Koen, Mrs. Mary ("Prim") Coleman,
Mrs. Sallle Rogerson, Mrs. Flode Koen,
Mrs. Frank Bowers, Mrs. OUie Burt,
Mrs. Katie Prichard, Mrs. Rose- Burt,
Mrs. Cale Burt, Mrs. Eumlce Morrison,
Mrs. Salle Furbee. Mrs. Agusta Knotts,
Ul?. T?..-A Mm tl ?? -V#
Fairmont, .Mrs. Hess was elected to
nembershtp later than the others and
took the place of Mrs. Sallie Hendrlckron
(Continued on Page Nino.)'
One Craft Destroyed and
Annilinv act PaIiavaJ a
* atlVMIVA ID wuvrvu |<u
Have Been. - ^
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Dec. 19.?One of German
aeroplanes which took part in last
night's raid over England waa brooght
down and another is believed to hare
been destroyed the war office announces.
From 16 to.20 raiders divided into
6 groups, endeavored to reach London
lut only 6 machines succeded in droplng
bombs on the city.
Tber is a reason to believe another
raider dropped into the English channel
says the report. A British pilot
fired two drams of ammunition into
a raider as it was dropping bombs on
London from a height-of 30,000 feet flew
over London at about 9 o'clock.
The raider konwn definitely to have
been destroyed was bit by the fire of an
sntl air craft gun and finally dropped
into the' sea oft Kent Two of the crew
of three were captured alive by an armed
id You Will Understi
917. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY
H GOES OVER
1 DECEMBER 21
Almost Half the Jurymen
^Have Scruples Against
WILL CALTHORE MEN
Court Not Anxious to Have
Case Pending Over
Lack of sufficient jurors tied up the
trial of Willie G. Morgan, charged
with fatally shooting Fernando
Thorn and Harvey Hayhurst, this
morning before Judge Haymond. After
twenty-seven jurors claimed that
they had conscientious Bcruples,
oily twenty-eight remained. This
made no allowance for the shrinkage
due to relationship to any of the parties
Involved in the case or for those
whn hnrt fnmr?A/1 nn nnlnfnn ?a to
guilt or Innocence of the accused?
Trying to avoid steering Into the
ChrlBtmas season Judge Haymond directed
that the trials be resumed on
Thursday morning, December 27.
Judge Haymond was deslrouB of having
the Jurors spend their Christmas
at home in family circles and did not
like to see them tied up in a case.
All Jurors qualifying and witnesses
were directed to be In the court house
on that morning without further notice
by the authorities. Within the
next few days a special cell will be
made for seventy-five Jurors. Deputy
sheriffs will then be busy summoning
these Jurors to the court house.
No additional Jury trials are down
for this term and only routine matters
that come up before the court will
be disposed of.
Willio >. Morgan and Walter Connutte
were brought Into the court
room by the county officers at 10:20
o'clock. They-were seated on chairs
inside of the bar railing. Mr. Mor.
gan shook handB with his counsel,
Major Neely before sitting down.
There were 300 people In the court
room. The attendance in the Connutte
case varied. One day scarcely
150 people would be in attendance
and then again the court room would
Fifty-five Jurors were called. Judcn
Haymond told them that they were
not empanelled (or any particular
case but asked them if any ot their
number had conscientious scruples
against the death penalty 1( the evidence
would warrant the same.
The percentage of scruples ran
about fifty per cent. ]ust as it had in
the Connutt,e case. Of the first
twenty-two Jurors called 10 expressed
conscientious scruples. Of the second
22 called, 12 had conscientious
scruples and on the last eleven five
had conscientious scruples.
Negress is Jailed
For Stealing Dishes
Acting as prosecuting officer for tbe
State while the prosecuting and assistant
prosecuting attorneys were engaged
In the Morgan caso, Attorney L. C.
Musgrave this morning obtained a conviction
In the larcency charge agalnBt
Cora Smith, solored, before Justice
It Is claimed that the accused at
first said Mary Bruce, also colored,
gave the dishes to her, but on the witness
stand told the tale that a woman
who has left town turned them over
to her. Justice Conaway sentenced
her to Jail for five days and Imposed a
fine of $5. The dishes are the property
of the Fairmont Hotel.
In Shipping Department. Apply
One second hand Sevent
with stack and attachmen
insured by the Maryland
mium paid for two years
selling, larger boiler to b
407 Jacobs Building, Telej
ind Why it L&ads in
Jm L i Mm I|? I
[ ' >mm
I - I
Sarrail Has Been 1
In Command There Ji
Since Oct. 1915 i jfl
Operations of Allied: Forces
in Macedonia Are Di- " . .%
rected There, ,'f
(By Associated Press.) . ; 'm
LONDON. Dec.' 19.?General Bar- ..fafl
rail, commander ot the allied armies si
at Soloniki has been recalled, accord- 3
lng to newspaper announcenlant -1%
Athens says a Reuters dispathch from
the Groek capital under date ot Deo 1 -y;s
The successor ot General, sarrattta -a
command ot the Macedonian forces it
is stated will be General GuUlemet
General M. T. E. Sarrail baa been "1$
identified with the allied operations
based on Sa'.onlki since October X91B '5
when he was sent to command the
French exneditlonar* tnr** ?
attempt to succor Serbians, during the %
Teutonic-Bulgarian drive that resulted \ | 4
In the overrunning of Serbian tettttar&' *
When salonlkl was turned into an
allied base and active aperationion
Macedonian front'were begun by:.the - .'mB
entente forces the next year General . ' ;<1
Sarrall directed the united operaadlis
of the allies and has sines remained In jv
command of this front ;
Although there are several
bearing name of Guilldmeht.ln th$ -'4
French army it seems not improbobla , a
the man selected to succed'General
Sarrall may be General Gulllemontvrhn1. , .(*
commands French armies at Verdun ! '.7
mer when they completely, recovered,
virtually all ground the gernuLns had
won, in the 1918 drive.
Traction Company fig
Gets Pole Privileges ;
Four rights of w^y vferg Sled at
the .oftfflce of the county clerk tbls ;':*?]!
afternoon between the Mondngahela
Valley Traction company and lour H
jesidents of Lincoln district They
were as follows: With F. A. Brown
et ux., a seven-pole privilege on fifty- :
eight acre tract, 835; with May'B..fv./a
Pylee, for pole on sixty-five acrd
tract, 356; with W. F .Clelland et ux.,
seven-pole privilege; 335; with A. B. js&gj
Clelland et ux., six-pole privilege,
Notice to Taxpayers'Whol 'jl
Failed to Take !Advdn-i;;
tage of the 2%%. tHsVj
You are now notified that De- i)j
cember is the- last month you .can. !i'?j
pay your taxes at face value. Jan-J M
nary is the month that the' iaw >
compels us to add on 10.% inter- r 'Saa
est. I aip sure you "wltt not
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