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Nov. 1917 f. 5,04
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jfc-^ESTABLISHED 1868. "iHi
| H MIKE MEM
Wm COMPLAIN
I Minns
f Slieir Cars Are Not Moved
j| - After They Have Been
Loaded.
I' EVER BOXJARS SCARCE j
Fuel Administrator Barnes
Gets Reports on Lightless
Nights.
The Fairmont District Coal Operators'
Association, an organization
embracing the owners ot wagon mines
in this Immediate vicinity, held its
- inunuuy meeung laei nisui, imeea
membtrs being present. The meet- j
^ ring 'was presided over by W. S. o
r Watson In the absence of the presi- 0
dent, J. h. Hall. J;
The complaint ot this coal asocia- #
tlon,'which does its loading in box c
cars, was that the railroads do not
move the cars promptly after they
are loaded with coal. Eight, or ten
hji' ' Of even twelvo cars stood at mines
: several days last week and this after
being loaded. It was also urged at
aL .. this meeting that the railroads ret''
fuse to furnish cars enough to keep
the mines working at capacity when
^'" Investigation disclosed 142 cars laylng
In the yards In this vicinity for
v"' ' ten days recently.
' The members of the Fairmont Disss;
' trlct Coal Operators' Association
W _
W. R. Balnbrtdge. Morgantown t
i avenue, Fairmont.
,E. E. Layman, R. F. D., No. 4,
ft Fairmont.
f F. L. Jenkins, East Bridge St., '
j" Fairmont. t
C. E. Gallihue, Fairmont.
|;i' Barrett ft Nelll, Professional Bldg.,
c". Fairmont.
p;: C. W. Minear, Albert Court, Fairfer
mont. .
p,: S: S. Huffman, Spring St., Fair.
. moot- v'
v? Roy Dnnn, Cleveland avenue. Fairtriont.
||f State Dunn, Cleveland avenue. Fairi:'
mont.
i Edd. Hawkins, 309 Perry stret,
>: Fairmont.
J. S. Fetty, Jackson Addition,
Fairmont.
j?>,( Abe Friedman, Maple avenue,
Fairmont.
ISV A- R- Donally, Walnut avenue, |
?*: i Fairmont.
.H. N. Martin, Monongah, W. Va.
Big Vein Coal Co.. Monongah.
SK ' Wade Curry, Benton's Ferry.
,T Solomon H. Sbriver, Fairmont.
E# McCoy Coal Co., Fairmont.
- South View Coal Co.. Adams St.,
Fairmont.
W. S. Watson Coal Co., Fairmont.
Ell Fortney, Fairmont.
Emlnger & Snodgrass, Fairmont.
Other operators of such mines in
? this community are:
Harry D. Morris, Fairmont,
f.p'' Fred L. Jenkins. Fairmont,
bf George.Wadsworth, Fairmont.
Ice's J>?: Coal Co., Fairmont.
Conaway (jcal Co., Barrackvillc. .
V, L. Johnson. Barrackville. J
Quality Coal Co., Box 98, Fairmont.
,v ;;. Patriotic Miners
The coal operators are very patriotKim.'
?* nrnoonf flmc "hut tTio Rn1Ht.
"V - Is not confined solely to the operajgfe
- torB; the miners are just as patriotic
and Just as worthy of complimentary
S''. mention in this respect. For instance
Alfonso Basil Murphy, six feet two
$*" ...Ihfches tall, weight, 182 pounds, age
Wp:-'- (Continued on Page (2)
Elf VALLEY BELLE
: FREE FROM THE ICE
Steamer Must be Turned ;
I/- Befoer the Ice Moves
Kt; . Workmen are busy this afternoon
' cutting ice from around the Valley
sM.i-.Belle, the steamer that has been anC
chored at the local wharf. The Ice
schich Is being cut into blocks welgh;
, lag from 200 to 500 pounds each will
hot he nsed. It Is several Inches thick.
5S. It is estimated that within the radius
of 40 feet of the boa, there are 100
ESS'- 'tons of ice.
'According to Captain Frank Ches- :
: ter lt is costing approximately 4300 )
W- j to dot the ice from around the boat i
Brr/ it U being cut as rapidly as possible i
po that the boat may turn before the
g, fee begins to go out. ]
ffiaW. with th. large driving wheel up i
fef. the stream as it now is. the eoreine
V' Jce would easily sink tbe boat. i
m i According to Captain Chester, the <
trip to Fairmont bas been quite ez- '
pensive. The boat has been tied up
local wbart Just two weeks to- ?
' The Leading 7
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EMBER A860CIATED PRE38.
How Can The t
Kaiset Dodge J,
These Guys? f
William 8. Moore, of Phlllppl.
nai<Kniiii rftiintv. brother of T. C. fl
Moore, one of the acting county bu- I
perlntendents ot schools, writes L
that with six Inches ot snow on the I
ground at Camp Lee the soldiers
are catching a number ot rabbits In
their hands. The soldier boys go .
out to the woods In groups and sur- "
round the rabbits and corral them
as the soldiers move toward one
another. In one day they caught
twenty-six rabbits In their hands. J
m I mm i'
rajs nur
Mrs. Thomas Moore Was
a Victim of Disastrous u
Wrecl. on L. and N." 1
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Mrs. Thomas Moore, ot Bardstown, |w
Cy? a sister ot Mrs. Edwin Robinson, I,
it this city, -was killed In the wreck
>( the Louisville and Nashville flyer :j
ast night near Shepherdsvllle, Ky. A j
aessage received here this morning Cl
,t 9:30 o'clock brought the Bad news ''
if her death. Mrs. Moore was sup- *
losed to have been en route to Barns- A
own from Ixiulsvllle, where she had "
teen shopping, when the accident oc- c
:urred. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson left "
his morning for Bardstown.
The dead woman was a daughter of r
he late Mr. and Mrs. H. H. McKay, of 11
Jarnstown. Another sister, Mrs. E. ll
5. Sturgess, of ZaneBVllle, Ohio, sur- e
rives her. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson
vere preparing to leave the latter part B
.1 the week for Bardstown to spend b
he Christmas holidays. Mrs. Moore 8
vas well known in this city having C
ieen a frequent visitor at the home of c
drs. Robinson. 1 8
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Death Toll Now 46.
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky., Dec. 21.? I
fhe death toll taken last night when c
he Louisville and Nashville passen- A
;er train No. 7 from Cincinnati to New t:
Orleans crashed into the rear end of a 1<
^oulsvllle, Bardstown and Springfield a
iccommodatlon train, a few hundred h
eet south of the railroad station had a
cached 46 today. The number killed n
vas at first placed by W. F. Sherideu,
mperintendent of the Louisville dlvi- C
lion of the L. and N.. at 38. k
Revision of this figure caused by adiltional
deaths from among those bady
injured increased the total to 46.
The wreck which is said to be the
vorst in the history ot the L. and
jccurred just after the local' train had n
>ulled out from the station here. It ^
<ad only gone a short distance when (
ho other train came in sight travel- ,
ng at a high rate of speed. Before it r
:ould be halted it had crashed into r
he slower moving train ahead and ^
nade kindling wood of the two passen- t
;er coaches it carried. j
NORMAL CLOSES <
FOR THE HOLIDAYS,
u
dumber of Faculty Members J
Will Spend Vacation *
Out of Town.
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The Fairmont State Normal school
closed today for the Christmas holi
Jays and will reopen Thursday, Janlary
3. The formal exercises marking
the closing of Bchool were held yeti- c
terday afternoon. Edward Morris, t
formerly a member of the Russian s
Symphony concert company, who was t
in the city yesterday on business was 11
present at the closing exercises and i
rendered some choice musical selec- s
tions, much to the delight of the stu- s
dent body, faculty and visitors as- 1
iembled for the closing performance. 1
The members of the Normal school (
faculty who will spend Christmas out
pf the city and where they will spend i
It are as follows: Prof. J. Franecs '
Shreve, in Wetzel county; Miss Inez
Johnson, at Frostburg, Md.; Miss
Harriet Schroeder, at Camp McClel
land at Anmston, Ala.; miss Harriet
"happell, at Fort Byron, N. Y.; Mrs.
M. R. C. Morrow, at Chester, W. Vaj
and Port. E. E. Mercer in Rowles- ,
burg. Other members of the faculty ,
will remain in the city for the Cbrls- '
imas recess.
Drunken Fighting
In Petrograd Sts.
(By Associated Press.)
PETROGRAD, Dec. 21.?Incessant i
Fighting has occurred in many parts t
af Petrograd in connection with ef- c
torts to check drunkeness and pre- (
rent raiding of wine cellars. A mob '
raided a distillery, where 15 soldiers
jranK memaeives to aeatn. riiteen
persons were killed and wounded i
when an armoured motor car attack- I
3d the distillery which was set afire, e
rhe streets are running with wine In <
many sections where soldiers are I
imptying wines out of cellars to pre- i
rent disorders. 1
Newspaper in a Comr
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FAIRMONT, WEST VIR
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?BIB 0111:1
IT 10 I IDT MIMITi
ii i llaoi muni
ill Efforts to Get More Coal
Have Failed So
k FarHATER
RESERVE GOOD.
Vill be No Danger if Coal !
Supply is Not Too Long
Delayed.
Not a drop of water has been
umyed into the city reservoir since
2 o'clock last night. The machinry
at the city pump station is at a
tandstlll because ot the coal famine
hicb has struck Fairmont.
The Robinson Coal company yesjrday
Informed Water Commissioner
ra smitn tnat tney coum not supply
he city purap station with fuel beause
of lack of cars. Yesterday
iorning Finance Commissioner J.
/alter Barnes, who is also State Fuel
.dministrator, took the matter up
ritli National Fuel Administrator
arfleld. Yesterday afternoon word
as received from Superintendent
>eeden. of the Baltimore and Ohio
allroad, that the city would be lurched
with two cars of coal sometime
oday. As yet the coal has not arrivd
and the pumps are not- running.
An effort was made to get permision
to take an empty car which had
een standing at the pump station
I '.ing for four day3 to the Robinson
!oal company for transportation of
oal to the local pump station, but intead
the B. & 0. yesterday took the
ar away.
There will be no water famine In
'airmont if a supply of coal is rcetved
within the next day or two.
.t present there is enough water in
he reservoir to supply the city for at
?ast two more days. The water is
bout 40 inches from its normal
e';:hth In the reservoir, t" ere being
t present a supply of about fifteen
liliions of gallons.
Serbians VI&t Mission
Mas Meacned Capital
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21 ?Servians
nllitary mission was received here tolay
with much ceremony. Escorts of
:avalry and a party of American ofIclals
headed by Secretary Lansing
net the commissioners. Later the
nlsslon was received by President
Vilson and presented an autograph let
er from King Peter. Tonight the
'resident will entertain the mission
t a state dinnr.
University Students
On Their Way Home
Fully one hundred students from the
Vest Virginia University each with a
uit case caught the two o'clock interrban
street cars out of Fairmont en
oute to their homes in various parts
f the state. The students came to
'airmont on the early afternoon train
rom Morgantown.
Becomes Very 111
While Visiting Here
Paiop flilnnr nf PHfahtipfh Pa Ic
xitlcally 111 at tbe home o? his daugher,
Mrs. P. M. Gettings. on Jackson
treet Mr. GUner came here Tuesday
o spend Christmas with his daughter
.nd on Wednesday was stricken with
'aralysls. His condition is critical
ind today he was slightly worse. His
rife and daughter, Mrs. Albert Duntaugh,
the latter of Dunbar, Pa., and
its son, James Gilner. of Bridgeport,
)., arrived here yesterday.
Germans Reject the
Russian Peace Terms
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, Dec. 21.?It iS reported
mofflclally that the Germans have reacted
the Russian peace terms, the
Petrograd correspondent of the Ex:hange
Telegraph Company wires
inder date of Thursday.
City Hall Notes
The Central fire department force
vill not buy Christmas presents for
iacb other this year, as has been the
:ustom in the past. Money spent for
Ibristmas presents will be given to
rhe Times' Christmas Fund.
Just 300,000 gallons of water were
ised to put out the Are at the Lis
Tnlftti MtAhllahmont nn Te?irBn?
treet yesterday, according to figures
jalculated by Water Commissioner
jmlth. The cost of pumping this
nuch water into the city reservoir Is
50.
nunity is the Paper \
^n\cinia's Greatest Newtpt
GIN1A, FRIDAY EVENIN(
mil"'
has mum
id governor1
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Representatives of West
Virginia Cities to Meet
" i~\ !1-1 TIT? J _1
in i^apuai Wednesday
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AT CLARKSBURG TONIGHT;
Statement Regarding Situa
tion Will be Drawn up
in That City. j
^
Taking up the subject of an adequate '
natural gas supply for home consump- i
tion the local committee of tho Fair- 1
mont Chamber of Commerce will go '
to Charleston next Wednesday after- ,
noon to have a conference with Gov- 1
ernor Cornwell and with the Public '
Service Commission on the day following.
The local committee has been
busy and important results are expect- i
efl to follow. Hon. Fred O. Blue and
another attorney, who haB not as yet ;
been selected, woll look after the in- 1
terests of the several complaining com- 1
munlties.
Tonight the Fairmont gas commit- '
tee composed of Hon. O. S. McKinney,
chairman; R. T. Cunningham, Fred
Helmick, J. Walter Barnes and Attorney
C. L. Shaver will go to CiarkBburg
to have a conference with the newly
appointed gas committee of the Clarksburg
Board of Trade. Since the conference
in Fairmont on Wednesday
evening CiarkBburg has revived its interest
and is swinging In with Fairmont
to co-operate in the movement 1
with new life.
At the conference with Governor
Cornwell it is expected there will be
representatives of Wheeling, Parkersburg.
Clarksburg, Fairmont, Grafton,
Huntington, Mor'gontown, Weston and
other cities.
Tonight at Clarksburg a statement
of the gas situation for submission to
the Governor will be drawn up.
TS MPS
On All Other Fronts the
War Situation is Quiet
at Present.
Opposition to the Bolshevik! apparently
is Increasing as reports ot German
support of the Maxamlllst government
becomes more pronounced
end the situation in Russia grows more
chaotic while the Bolshevlkl endeavors
to arrange a separate peace with the
Central Powers. One report from London
says that the Rumanians bare
joined the Ukrainians while other-dispatches
declare that former Premier
Kerensky is marching against Moscow
end that Grand Duke Nicholas is raising
a royalist army in the Caucasus.
German and Austrian officers released
from Russian prisoners were reported
to. have led the Bolshevlkl in
overpowering their opponents in
Teschent, while other released enemy
prisoners, said to be two army corps,
are near Petrograd.
Officers of the -Central powers are
said to be in Petrograd although this
is denied by the Bolshevlkl who claim
that the Constituental Democrats are
trying to put RusBia under German control.
Meanwhile diplomats of the Cen
tral powers are hurrying to begin peace
negotiations with the Bolsheviki.
On leaving Berlin the German emissary
were urged by the populace to
make "a strong peace."
Apparently undaunted by the heavy
blows the enemy has been using in attempting
to break the Brenta-Plave
line, the Italians are making counter
attacks in an attempt to regain Monta
Avalone. So far, Berlin says, they
have been unsuccessful. On other sectors
of this front the Italians have
repulsed with losses, strong AustroGerman
counter attacks.
Raiding engagements occupy the opposing
forces on the northern end of
the western front while the artillery
continues active in the Tpres-Cambria
sectors. In Lorraine the French have
repulsed a heavy German attack, north
of Reillon abont eight miles south of
tbe Rhine-Marne canal, where the Germans
raided an American trench not
long ago.
Burning Paper Calls
Out City Firemen
Scrap# or .paper burning in the chimney
of the residence ot W. Lopgwell
nt 200 Water street, resulted in a fire
alarm being sent to the East Side tire
station shortly before noon today.
The firemen, upon reaching the
scene of the supposed, fire, found that
the bonse was not'afire but that paper
tad been burning In the chimney.
the Public Looks to 1
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S, DECEMBER 21,1917.
PERSHING'S P
SATIS
HIS ARE '
MI in
I Bit IK >
Plenty of Volunteers for the
Dangerous Work of
Ariel Observation.
t
(By Associated Press).
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN I
?RANCE, Dec. 21.?There is no scare- t
ty of volunteers for the dangerous t
work of aeroplane observers among <
he younger officers of the army.
IVhen a call was issued at the heavy 1
ntlllery training ground three times <
he number of men asked for, respond3d.
j
Some of these were sent to train
with American pilots and others with
French. The latter are doing observation
work for the heavy artillery
which Americans who had been working
with the guns are now ready to fire.
The American artillery today watch- (
ed the French handling the gigantic <
100 millimetre guns which hurl pro- i
lectlle weighing more than a ton at t
such great range that It Is necessary (
to haul the weapons outside the train- i
ing grounds which are probably the
largest In the world so that the shells <
will fall on open ground at the targets.
Firing continued all day the terrific
explosions shaking houses in the territory
and being heard at a distance ot
many miles.
After a certain period American gunnels
wlU begin firing with 400 mllllme- 1
tre pieces so that by the time they get 1
Into action they will be as familiar 1
with their guns as their comrades now are
wltfi the French 75. 1
During the fire a big shell burst pre- *
maturely near the observation post
filled with young American officers. 1
Splinters and fragments rained down, '
but no one was hurt
Ampng heavy guns with which 1
Americans have been working are big 1
howitzers of a certain calibre which 1
are declared to be among the most I
nowerful weanons thn war lino wnw. 11
? ? ? ? ?duced.
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Mrs, Jolin Irvin is
Much: Better Today
Mrs. John Irvin's condition is slightly
Improved today following a stroke
of paralysis early this week. Her sister,
Mrs. Kate Thayer, of Grafton, who
had been at her bedside has returned
home but will be back tonight to re- 1
main until her sister Is better. George
Irrin, a student at Cornell University
at Ithtca, N. Y? who had planned to
come here tomorrow for the Christmas
holidays, was not notified of his mother's
illness and will reach here tomoricw
as formerly planned.
MERCHANTS HAVING
GOOD XMAS SEASON
Boost in Coal Business and
General Prosperity Goes
a Long Way
(
Business at this Christmas season
appears to be very line and merchants '
generally have done a rushing business.
With Saturday and Monday as 1
big days It is generally thought that '
this year's business will eclipse others.
While conservation has been practiced
the fact that the soldier boys are in
the cantonments and "somewhere In
France" developed business for It
surely would not be fair to neglect
"our own."
The boost in the coal business, together
with allied occupation as well
as a general prosperity has been responsible
for the big Increase In business.
The 22d Is regular pay day for Fairmont
Mining Machinery compady and
several other concerns. The'Monongahela
Valley Traction company's regular
pay day Is the 25th but' they will
pay on Saturday.: The Consolidation
Coal company as well as other coal
companies will also pay tomorrow as
will the glass companies, so that there
should be a good-deal of money in circulation
the, Saturday before Christmas'
which will moan record dales for
the stores.
Soldier* Paw Through?Nine coaches
of soldier boys from Ohio, Marshall |
and ~Br6oKe" counties passed through j
Fairmont early yesterday evening en
route to Fort Screven, Georgia.
i i . w; .ill
IJuaDorers wanted
In 8hlpplng Department Apply
OWENS BOTTLE
MACHINE CO.
i?i~i 1 r-- ! i i, 11 imnmia.
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?or Leadership?In I
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TODAY'8 NEW8 TODAY
'REPARATION!
FACTORY TO
Secession's i
Ugly Head Is fl
Up In Canada |
Motion to Leave Confedera- |
tion Made in Quebec
Assembly.
?M
(By Associated Press.)
QUEBEC. Dec. 21.?A proposal
.hat the province ot Quebec Secede
!rom the confederation ot Canadian
)rovlnces was made In a motion iuroduced
Into the provincial lcglsla- 11
,lve assembly today by J. N. Fran- M
:oeur, the deputy from Lothblnlere. "
Qub'ec is the only province which
roted against conscription at the relent
election.
Closing Churches
to Conserve Coal
(By Associated Press)
HAVERHILL, Mass., Dec. 21.?MoBt
if the churches ot this city will close
loors this Sunday and unite in ser- 8U
dees In two theatres which have a Li
seating capacity large enough to ac- Gi
:ommodato all congregations. The oa
itep was taken to conserve coal.
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Woman's Arm Broken t
By Fall on Sidewalk 5
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Mrs. Charles A. Ayers, of Rlvesville, at
'ell on the street this morninfe in front
>1 the Watson building and sustained
i fracture to her right arm. Mrs. th
iyers came In on an interurban car to w
lo some shopping and while passing is
:he building slipped and fell. ec
She was taken to the office of Dh in
Hustead Brownfield on Main street tr
where the injury was dressed. Mr.
\yers who is engaged in the construe- P?
don work on the power plant at Rives- fu
rille, was summoned here by telephone oI
'ollowing the accident. H
The Ayers came to Rlvesville from ni
Chicago some time ago. ar
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IIDDC UiVDlibP X
inunc LUADUMU S
MESSAGES OUT i
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Germans Tried to Line Up ?
South America Against
US. ar
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WASHINGTON, D. C.. Dec. 21.? _
?orty telegrams sent by Count Lux- _
jurg of "Spurios Versenkt" fame, former
German Charge In Argentina, and
constituting another chapter of the in;rigues
of German diplomacy in neutral
capitals, were made public here yes:erday
by the State department.
In one of the messages Luxburg
reports that the Induced President
Irlgoven, of Argentina, to enter Into a
secret agreement with Chile and Bolivia,
a "mutual rapprochment for proectlon
versus North America," and
1(J V. <? hn..n Hani inAliidAfl
JIU U1D ULiflUOL IU uaic X CI U IUV.IUUCU (
in such an agreement. |
Yesterday's disclosures complete the j
itory of Luxburg's intrigues, which be- j
jan when Iho State department gave i
jut the famous "Spurlbs Versenkt" j
(sink without a trace) messages. They j
xre of Importance chiefly because of j
Lheir bearing upon various heretofore ~
unexplained activities m South Amcri- ?
ca, and are particularly interesting at
this time when Luis Cabrera, envoy of
President Carranza of Mexlca, is on
his way to Argentina to attend a neutrality
conferece.
Fairmont Dentists
Hold a Study Hour
The first session of the "Study Club"
recent organization of local dentists
was held last evening at the offices of
Dr. W. J. Boydston in the Masonic
Temple. There was an excellent at
tendance and a profitable hour was
spent in study. Light refreshments
were served at the conclusion of the
meeting. The nezt meeting will be
held'on Thursday, January 3, at the
office of Dr. H. W. Burnett in the Pfofessional
building.
FOR :
One second hand Seventy
with stack and attachment
insured by the Maryland 1
mium paid for two years i
selling, larger boiler to be
407 Jacobs Building, Telepl
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?airmont Ifs The We
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^RICETO^ CENTS ^
OURMLIESm
HMOS
[en Who Lead British and :
French Have Confidenos >|B
EN ARE FULL OF FIBHI 1
fot the Least Pessimism at ^
Any Point on the >
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.?Diteet II- ' J
ranees ot the confidence'of both \JB
itlsh and French commanders in 3'
>neral Pershing's ability and their
tlsfactlon with the breadth and
undness of his preparation to make i
nerlcan arms erfectire on the westn
front have reached Washington
th the return from Europe of Major , kJH
sneral Hugh L. Scott, mho was in conronce
today with Secretary Baiter 3
d other War department officials. v
The men who . ore actually leading 0
0 allied armies, from the command-^
s In chief and members of war mln-; ]
tries down to the corps and dtrlilrti , ;
mmanders, have been unhesitating. ;'r,
expressing their approve^ of' Genv;??gOT
al Pershing and his methods..
General Scott visited virtually every :{ /;?
rt of the battle front and went care- '
Uy through all the trainlng pro6e*? : 'S
both the French and British armies, [i
3 believes General Pershing ;hM?''-S
ade the foundation for Amertq^.';-"^
my training upon what Is best lit'. ?|
encli and BrltlBh experience. There
no doubt in hls.mind that the -Amarin
troops will be the equal of any
e front when they come to grips with
e German army.
They are taking their training. ea-.
UBlastlcally. There is no pessimism ?S
to the outcome ot the war- In the
shting line. The hrpties of the al- '
is are cool and confident The'con- 'r,.;j8
lonce of victory among fighting men, *
meral Scott. fnnnrt. Warn*
e closer the observers got"to the AjS
There were no doubts in the trenoh-v.'^
. Such pessimism as there be
long the British appears to be conled
to the unlnforped in London. It $9
not reflected in the army. 4 . .. " ffi*.
Important Notice. : -|
Washington Headquarters ot jj SaB
American Red Cross have sent',{
instructions to District
Chiefs and Chapters withdrawing r .
suggestion ot lighted 'Candles in' wS
windows Christmas Eve. i&S ' 1 jjJlM
Do not put a lighted candle ;
behind the Red Cross Service . .jjsi
Flag in your window upon Christ m
mas Eve. To do so may-cause :
fire. Your flag will be' sttffi- ' ?
ciently displayed if you merely .
raise the shade or draw the cur- i'jtan
tains and have the room lllumln- ? 2
8 C ' O. J. WATKIN8,'V4 ' i
Chief Fire Dept. a
You are now notified^' tbat' Do- ,i-: i
pay your taxes at face value. Jan^j
compels us to add on 10% .inter- j
est I am sure you will not want,j-:
be prompt and come ta^antt' w. p
Sheriffs Office will bo kppltcpWlf
on Saturday nights ^from ;7?.J#s|l|
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