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[ ^ESTABLISHED i868. member associated press. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 12.1917. today-s news today PRICE THREE CENTS f^S
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Corps of Workers on Big j
I Job Were Announced
I. Tod a:.'.
. I u UUILII I Slk U KllllbW
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All Protestant Churches i
Join Hands m the Enum)
5 ? i
Machinery for putting the churchCensus
acrccs on Sunday. January 20.'
is at work and today the various ccn-:
I rus takers were assigned places by,
those in charge of the work.
L \\ Tjje.census taking will start or. Sun<5
January. 20. at 2 o'clock in the j
afternoon and the workers will bej
i under t!:e direct supervision of two j
chairmen in each ward in the o;t~.!
Those in charge of the census ask
folks to remain at home that afternoou
and also respond cheerfully to
' the information requested. Not only
will this census show the number ol
5 church goers, but will reveal the ac(
tual number of people living in Fair-j
The great purpose to he achieved -'
is to group the members of each dc-j
nomination and turn them over to the j
pastors of churches of that faith so j
that they may have an opportunity j
tn hni-p- n lino on all "slackers.** The
I* movement is of the "bisr brother sort
and proselyting is frowned npon.
11 All of the Protestant churches of
the city Itave joined hands in the
movement and ail of the churches
'* have "fi'led their quotas." so to -,ta:e.
Tie p-.i-pose of the announcement
of tlio committees at this time is to
" \ ennbto the chairmen of the words to
C ' ccTl their v(-or!:ers together if they so
I desire.
i The wcrkors on the East Side wj'l
conduct the census at the seme time, i
The chairmen in the Ko- . Side are<
as fellows: F:r.t ward. \\". A. Hnslead
and Ln?c Brown: second ward.
' Levi B. Harr and Fred Melntire: third
ward, Frank White : / .T. C. Glasscock.
Their committc. s have not y?t j
f been compie'?j. The committees for
the West side ar*":
Fourth Ward?W. D. Straight. Cecil j
McDonald, chairmen; Roe Tripp. |
Frank Craw'crd. Geo. Tlcugh. Brock J
,) Showaltcr. John "I. Kisr?r. Miss Cia- <
ra Lcaman. J. F. Shrii.'rntan. Mies j
Ruth ShsfTcrman. Morv Frazier. A. P. i
Jones. W. E. Star.agcn. Mrs. W. E.
Stanhanen. Mrs. Cans. Bartholow. IIo-l
ward Mclz. Mrs. R. A. Watts. Miss
^ Ella Straight. Alf Ilcod. J. P. Brov. n
Wrn. Euhan'.;s. Scott N'clson. Rich P. |
Heines. J. G. Collins. J. F. Cole. F. L.,
. Fast. Raymond Fisher. W. G. Hill.:
O. B. Maddox. Chas. Robertson. E. J. i
Thomas. Walker Thomas. Miss Nora]
|| Simon. Xirta Simon. t>orothy Howard. |
Madge IIcv.lt. David Hoalt. Miss Mary1
Hawkins. Blake Xeeley. Olive Xeelcv.;
Avon Reynolds. Mir. Marv Sturm. U. i
I C. Miller, Iva Akin?. F. C. Ewin~ O.I
F. Jenkins. Dr. J. W. McDonald. J.;
Walter Barnes. H. F. Giflin. X. M.j
Michael. If. F. Smith. I.rmar Sitterfield.
Fifth Ward?Kenneth Barnes. Harry ,
Williamson. chairman; Dr. It. Earl Mc-[
' Cray. Miss Decile Henry. Harry
uckley. Mrs. J. B. Ros?. O. J. Fleming. |
*. Miss Xaomi Heffner. J. E. Smith. Miss
I ' Buena Orr. Mr. Sehnmmel. D. E. Vanfleet.
Homer Bill. Lattce Glover. Mar- '
tha Taylor. W. E. Johnston. Chas. E.
Mcmford. Walter Co'r, Marv Powell.
V F. R. Clelland. Mrs. I>. X. Snider. Coy j
Snider. R. A. Wattes. Joss? Wright. J
) Will Merrill. Chas. Clayton. Cari D. |
' Yost. I
v Sixth Ward?Y" F. FhnlTerman. Tom
Boggess. chairmor: Harry Engle. D.
H. Ranaaii. T>. W. Keiley. Miss Vena
Kirgan. Prcf. G H. Colebar.k. M. P.
(Continued on Page (4>
Laborers Wanted
in Shipping Department. Apply
All who wish to Assist
M Erik's Charity
please report at Kcigl'ts of Co~
lusabus Ilal! <Mcin and Madison
' Streets) Sunday aft "man at
H" | The West Virgi
Give in on Question of Coni
tinuing Conference on
Neutral Ground.
Say That Is In Full Accord
With Their Original
I By Associate.! Pi cf >
AMSTERDAM. Jen. 12.?Lee:.
Trotzky the Boislievilti foreign minister
to tile conference at Brest-Litovsic
yesterday said athat In order to
continue the fight for peace the Russian
delegation accepted the demands
that the negotiations he continued at.
Brest Litovsk.
Tl.e chairman of the Russian delegation
said that in full accord with
their former resolution, the Russiandesired
to continue the peace negotiations
quite apart from lite fact whether
or not the entente powers participated.
Trotsky said iie had noted the
statement of the Central powers that
the basis of a general peace as formulated
in their declaration of December
2.1 was mi!! and void and a't-Jed
"We adhere to the principles of a democratic
peace as proclaimed by us.
Dealing with the declaration at the
previous session by Dr. von Kuehlniann
and by Count Czernin. AustroHungarinn
foreign minis,er. respecting
the failure of Russia's allies to
participate in the negotiations which
vitiated the pence offer of the Central
powers ard resolved the discussion
to a question of a separate peace
with Russia. Tro'zky said:
"We aro in full accord with our former
?-oeolnfinn. We dscire to continue
the pence tterrotiations quite apart
from t':c question whether or not the
Entente powers take port.
"We r.ma the statement of the quadruple
aliirnee tent the basts for a
crone re I pea or formulated in iheir declarations
of December 2.1 is now null
and void as the entente countries in
the period of ten days allowed them
did not join in peace negotiations. V.'e
on our side adhere to the principles
of a democratic peace proclaimed l.y
"The desire of the Russians to
transfer the negotiations to neutral
soil Trotzky explained tfose from
their wish for equally favorable conditions
on both sides.
COPEXKAGEX. Jan .12.?The Petroarrad
newspaper Drn says that commissioncrs
represent in a Russia and
the Central oowers have arrived at
Odessa f ?r the purpose of discussing
questions concerning the Black seh
and particularly the future of the R:tr
Next Step Taken Toward
Getting Federal Aid on
Morgantown Pike
One step closer to securing some
| federal assistance on road matters
I for Marion county developed this
! morning when the county court apj
propriated the sum of $30,178.37 to
j build a stretch of one and a half miles
| in length on the randonvilie-Fishing
; Creek turnpike. This road is better
| known as the. Morganton pike and is
I the main artery to Morgantown. Un
iontown ant! Pittsburg.
It is estimated that this road work
i will cost $60,000. and is to be a stand1
ard cement road.
| The action was taken in pursuance
to a letter received from Tim S.
Scanlon. secretary-treasurer of the
! West Virginia State Road Association.
The county court made application for
federal aid last spring and there is a
batch of "red tape" to be gone through
before it can be secured.
Four Took Exams
For Rural Carrier
Four applicants took the rural carrier
examinati >n at the local postj
office this morning. If the men pass
they will bs given positions at Ham)
mond and Fairview. A similar examination
was also given at Monnmgtcn.
Theor are aoout ten or twelve vacancies
over th" county yet unfilled,
other examinations will be announced
in the near future.
man is Always Eni
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One of the Americas Congvorsr.-.n i
j d formrc from n worker in an or.'-*
: Wants It to Ran Its Various
Enterprises Around the
State Capital
j (Special Dispatch to West Virginian.)
j WASHINGTON". D. C.. Jan. 12.?The '
j government is to build a pov.-der pin: '
at Charleston. In fnc". work on it has
i actually been star ad
The government ic- also solas to pat
f. byproducts plant ar Charleston and
, still another one a. Clarksburs?
1 plants from which chemicals are to be
! made from coal.
1 ~ ? ? ? ? " TV<?>/1A 1sr>rr?
J mesa -iic
1 touav bv s. P. inr'fcr secretary of the
: Charleston < "hara.ci of Commerce.
i i
Mr. Puffer is here to coaler wit h goveminent
officials about these projects. '
; Secretary Puffer is also authority
t for the statement that 28.0CO acres of j
supposed gas lr.r.-i has bean optioned i
! in Ix>g3n and Tioi te counties for the .
| government from the Ohio Cities Gas '
j company, by hires nf ex-Senator \V. E.
i Chilton and State orrr-gist 1. C. White
land tint a biii will r.-.tn he introduced
I in the I'nited Sim Senate providing
, ior an appropriatior. of $1.250,00<> to
'take over these options. Congress a
year ago appropriated $35,000 to <!e,
fray the expense of taking up gas land
j leases with a view to developing a sul'-;
I ficient gas supply to furnish the projectile
plant at Chart est on. and the pro,
posed government r.ir-rT plate riant ,
j It was under th~ au'horir of that -:p<
1'iopriation that Chilton. White
' and Puffer worked.
Expert gas men ii West V;-gi::'a
i say that the price that it is proposed
' that tiie government shotrV pay is
j generous to the lease wnats, a: lo~.sr
wss comSittS t?
i Blue Postal Cards Will be
Passed Out at That
i ;?
The Marion county War Savings
j campaign committee will meet in the
: office rooms of the Fairmont Chamber
j of Commerce at 7:"9 o'clock Thursday
[evening to make further plans in conI
nection with the campaign to sell war
j savings stamps in Marion county. The
i committee met last Thursday evening
with the state directors. At the nortt
meeting on Thursday evening the final
plans tor the campatrn will ne worked
out and the committeemen given their
final instructions.
At the meeting on Thursday evening
the postal cards used in selling
stamps, will be distributed to the members
of the committee. Immediately
thereafter they will distribute tbe
: postal cards to the workers in their
! respective organizations and the real
| work of the campaign will begin.
; Some of the committeemen are al!
ready making plans to organize their
i nart cf the work. The erect mcar.c
j by vrhi< It the stamps will be sold in th'|
various organizations is not known.
{ hut it is very probable that most of
the organizations trill organize war
I saving societies.
Pertaining and Newsi
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avrho v: :ied the bnltle field - a feu i
:ar.c e depot.
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Emergency Order Issued
to Tide Those Sections
Over z Fuel Crisis.
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Press dispatches from Washington.
today were to the fTect that Fuel Administrator
Garfic1-! Itud ordered mines
i> Weft Virginia. '.< ntuci-y and Pennsylvania
to concc-ntw.'e for the -.est
ten days in shipping coal to certain districts
in Ohio and A'.chigan where .oat
shortage is acute at present.
Up to tee rciddlc ot the afternoon
this order had not reached the o"!ce
of Fie'cl Kctresenrntive P. R. Lawson
in this ciiv. It prssible that, it is
district wiil not be affected by tiv's order.
Coal fiic'.es.
Resolutions ple-igi a their v.-kel-"-'
curt d support to .> H. A. OarSc-M.
national fuel ade-in.strator; A. >1.
l and, deputy fuel at Kiiuistratov. r.pd
\\ illiain G. SIcAd'oo.rector genera" of
railroads, were adopted by the Guyar
Valley Coal Opera ors" Association,
which hcid its annua! meeting in Kazttington
Making a repor*. to United Stas-c
Fue! Adrrinis -r:or C -rdcM and Dir.-c
tor General of Radiv.sds McAdoo. Kanawha
coal opera.ort showed that It"
mines employing 5.700 men with a producing
capacity of .>4 :.<>0 tons are idleon
account of insufficient car supply.
Officers elected t-y the Guyan Valley
operators: President. A. B. Boise!.
Kil(!en: vice president J. J. Ross. Logsn:
secretary. A. H Land: treasurer.
C. W. Jones. Login.
State Fip-I Administrator J. W.-Itor
Bames was a visitor to Wheeling yesterday.
rx r T~V JL_
UT. U. Li. LfUUgtSI'by LU
Preac Sere Tomorrow
Dr. C L. Dougherty, pastor of Trinity
M. I', church in Pittsburgh, will occupy
the pulpit at the M. P. Temple
tomorrow morning. Dr. Dougherty is
i a personal friend of Dr. J. C. Broomfjeld
who is engaged in V. M. C. A. work
j in Montgomery. Ala., at Camp Sheri;
dan, and when the Matter left to assume
his work there Dr. Dougherty offered
j his services as a supply at some time
| during his absence. Dr. Broomfleld
| expects to return to his pulpit about
| March first.
I Bread Demonstration
Will Besrin at 2:30
The hours for the bread making
I demonstrations to be held here on
j Tuesday of next weeK at uie t'resoyl
terJan church have been announced
! for 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon and
| 7:30 o'clock in the evening. The aft;
ernoon's program will be under the di
j 'ection of the Hons? Tconomi -s depart
: ment of the Woman's club and the
! evening program will be under the dii
rection of Jo? Rosier, chairman of tlie
i county conservation committer The
j <Je?no tstrations will be given bv Miss
| vVeis'iing. of the Department or Agriculture
and assistants, and is intondi
c-l for i he women of the town and conniv
irrespective of any club affiliations.
y no Matter How C
lll<^' *% I - i
Copyright, Underwood and Underwood i
ivcelio ago received an emblem of goo j
Engineer, Well Known Here
Has Accepted a Commission
as Major.
1 I
When James M. Boyle, of Sanderson I
[ and Porter, engirecrs. who have had j
[ charge of many important industrial [
! enterprises ia West Virginia was iaj
I Fairmont this week he told friends J
that lie is about to entdr the service j
*?.-* rnvomnfirt and has accepted}
. O L ? w. ?
, a commission as major in tlie anny. |
l Mr. Bovle has been a member of the j
I Xavy consulting board bat he has been !
, drafted into the land cervices so that)
; the government may have the benefit j
j of bis large experience and line obi!-!
; itv in industrial plant construction. }
The only civilian work which Mr. j
( Boyle will continue ai'rer he becomes;
I Mapor Boyle is tile project of the!
j Greater Fairmont Investment com-j
1 panv. of which he has been in direct!
! personal charge for Sanderson and [
i Porter since ilto beginning. Mr. Boyle,
is so lunch interested in this, and has i
: .) much faith in it. that he wants toj
continue the connection .and it hasi
been agreed that he may.
eusv sesSn of
Hur.drcd or More Csses Ex-1
pected to be Tried This :
With between uOO and 300 cases on i
be docket Judge Vincent expects to j
have 4 very busy setsion of Interme
diate court, beginning Tuesday morn-,
ing at S o'clock in the court room. He '
j calcixlates that 100 or more cases will
he tried at this teim. Included are j
i chancery, law and tsdemeanor cases. |
Edward F. Phillips, deputy count> !
j clerk, was sworn in as deputy clerk to j
1 \V. S. Black, who is ill. for service in |
! this term of court by Judge Vincent j
1 vesterday afternoon.
! Salvation Army Needs
I Money for War Work
; In order to carry on its work in
' France and America the Salvation
i army has launched a million dollar
, campaign and hopes to realize that
I amount to carry forward the great
I work the organisation is doing. Col.
j Wm. Evans, of t'ittsburgh. has notified
i Captain John O'Berien. of the local
! organization to this effect and states
i that a member ot the organization,
| probably Brigadier Wisman. will visit
I this city previous to launching a cam'
m.f-n to raise funds in this section. The
, province to which Fairmont belongs I
| consists of parts of Pennsylvania. I
j Ohio. Kentucky and West Virginia and
the goal set for this province is 5200,-.
; ooo.
It is proposed to organize a business 1
! men's committee to aid in raising
Fairmont's quota of the sum. The:
j quota for Fairmont is not known as !
yet. '
Zold it is?An Ideal
Wires Are All Down ari3
Fatalities May Run Much
? i
One Man Killed There and ;
Much Property Damage
(By Associated Press)
ATLANTA. Ga.. Jan. 12.?With the '
entire south in th* grip of its worst
snow and sleet storm of the winter to- |
day, early reports mowed that to.ua- j
does which swept tiir.jgh eastern Ala- j
bama and central Georgia had taken
a toll of 1C lives and injured more '
than 100 persons.
Wire communication over a great
area was paralyzed, scores of small
towns in the Interior being isolated
while Savannah. Charleston. Jacksonville
and other cities along the south
Atlantic coast were shut from outside
The deaths and injuries reported !
early today were as follows: Cowarts, j
Ala., seven killed end 25 injured; j
Dothaa. Ala., six clAldren killed and i
40 injured in collapse of school house
in country near Dolhan: weDD, Aia.,,
one killed and estimated 70 injured in 1
destruction of store and other huild- '
ings; Troy, Ala.. o*-c- killed and several
injured: Macon. Ga one killed
at Camp Wheeler and several injured.
MACO>T. Ga.. fan. 12.?A tornado
struck Camp W'.ieeier. and Central '
City Park (State c'air Grounds) late ;
yesterday. Great damage has been !
done at the park and animals from a
circus wintering here are on a ram- j
page. Several persons have been injured.
All lines at Camp Wheeler are down
and the extent of lite damage has not
been ascertained, -.'ne freight train
on the Macon. Dsblin and Savannah
railroad was wre -ked by the storm I
between Macon >nd Camp Wheeler. ;
Railroad men say tht tornado was foi
lowed by a cloudburs-.
The first message from Camp Wheel- j
er was brought he -e bv a taxicab driv-;
er. who said he left the camp during I
the storm. At that Vme the corral of
the One Hundred ar>>l Twenty-second j
Infantry had co-l.-psed. killing one
man. i
At C o'clock a tetep.ione operator at
Camp Wheeler Info med the Macon '
Telegraph that div-sional headquarters !
was safe then, but tr.at the storm was j
Brace of Alleged Liquor i
Law Violators Jailed in
This City.
Bootleggers generally faired pretty!
well before Judge Dayton in the sea-!
sion of the federal court at Parkers- j
burg yesterday afterneon .the prison- j
ers being brought back to Fairmont j
this afternoon bv Deputy United |
States Marshal John D. Moore. All i
of the men returned confessed, and'
the sentences were dealt out accord-:
Several o fthe liquor violators were:
soaked pretty liberally too. The sen-|
tences imposed were as folows:
Bringing in liquor?Brooks Huey.
ten days; E. Garica. 30 days; Casmel
Misheiic. 10 days; Vincenze Buttisto.
30 days: Jim Klozek. 10 days; Lee
Trimhif* ? dftvs? R#?illv Juinn. 10 days:
Steve Gaskis. 40 days: Charles Jenkins,
2 days; John Omley. 10 days:
Tom Holmes. 5 days; Love Gray, colored,
SO days.
Selling?Ben Lumpkin, six months
and $100 fine.
All of the men will be imprisoned
in the Marion county jail. Deputy
Sheriff Hood assisted Deputy Marsha!
Moore in bringing the prisoners to.
There arc a number of Fairmont
violators who will be tried by Jaryj
at this session. '
Companion Fot a 1
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lSBao?i?01; I
111 IEWMcm I
Most Amazing Variation in ^
Temperatures Over Small
sflAarnBoraiiuiSHgE I
May Get Down to Minus Fif %
teen and Stay Tlier? '
Over Sunday. (By
Associated Press.)
PITTSBURGH. Jan. 12.?The -Breather
bureau today sen. out a general
warning that temperatures over oastera
Oliio. western Pennsylvania and -,J|
West Virginia tonight would tail to IS
below zero.
The cold wave will continue Sunday
-with a poss'bility of slowly rising
temperature Monday.
This condition which is most unusual
is brought about. Forecaster i'ennewitt
explained, by the low temperatures
which has prevailed in the
west for several days rapidly moving
east. They are now over all the central
valley with eigh. below tit Memphis.
10 at Cairo. 20 at Indianapolis, 12
at Columbus and 16 at Cincinnati. At
Atlanta the mercury fell to four above
zero at S o'clock.
NEW YORK. Jan. 12.?A tropical
rainstorm accompanied by high winds
thunder and lightning descended on -
New York and vicinity shortly after
The storm which the weather bureau
ha.l .'orecat t as a heavy snow fall
was accompanied by a rapid rising tern- ? I
pcrature. A 9
The thermometer stood at freezing
last night with snow for a time falling
on ice covered streets. This situation
was changed within a few hours
to one of spring liko weather. The
wind and rain did considerable dam"cHICAGO.
Jan. 12.?Chicago is isolated
from rail communication with
" *?? *J - * * +VlA TTAtSif
T!18 OHtSlQC W.iU \iy vuv W4 uw ?v.w.
blizzards in its history. Its Dusiness
is paralyzed. -\"o milic trains arrived,
nor were coal wagons able to moes teh
per cent, of the fnel needed. The
thermometer dropped to 14 degrees below
zero end a sharp wind from the j
northwest added to the suffering.
Drop of Forty One Degrees ?
Accordir ~ t> Weather
With a stiff gate blowing Fairmont
found itself in the teeth of a typical
blizzard this morn.j?r. Townsfolk re- "
tired while torrents of rain vere fai.
ing and thev arose to find that some
snow had descended. Pedestrians
minded the weather more today thdn -
at any time tih winter The direct re-.
suit was that many . ht nnometers were .....
called "liars" whot they really were - y
not deserving of ?t- A drop of forty- ;
one degrees occur.-er.
With the sun s-iining in all its
glory ; esterday alteraoon and a maxi- jmum
temperature of 49 being reached --^a|
everybody felt intiizied to think. that I
the freeze -would 3a?-? up a little. Am- '
ncuncement from the Saskatchewan
that zero tetnpcral jie would extend as ) . ;
far soath as northwestern Texas of . ,
course did not sound so good.
Many thermome. ;>s hovered around *
the zero mark" an 1 s .vetal a degree or
two below, but the government thermometer
did not 50 below eight above,
according to F. P. Hall, weather ol>- server.
As the afternoon were on the weather
appeared to be voider. At 1 o'clock .
at Martin's drug stcre it was Ave
above. Ear warmers were in evidence - /-5?
Carolina Mines, Dies
Andrew dinger. o* Carolina Mines.
died last night at ten 'oclock at Cook
hospital where be hai been a patient "'g
for several days The body was taken
in charge by Undertaker Cunningham *
and funeral arrangements have .sot . ...
been made.
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