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^19^5,130 Hhf illfst iiirammti . ? A Quality Newspaper for the Horn, 1 " ^F^T. ^ /*T ^ ^ V*' ? -." -.1 - .. > .. .i^^?7-tt- F - Northern West Virginias Greatest Newspaper : 'ESTABLISHED 1868.' ?E"BER Asscc'.^T^f ' FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA. MONDAi'~EVENiyO. JANUARY 14, 1917. tooavs NEWS ToP?r PRI^E THREE CENTS ^ ^ im It Hiiorne^s I>JL <t? up Plans For Pro- , ceedure Before ! The P.S.C. L ^SMERS SUFFERING [j Companies Refuse to Let Them Have Gas From L Weils on Their Farms. ?rafting a petition that outlines the: great neetl ol" West Virginia gis tor West Virginia was the feature 01 a 1 conference of legal advisors whice was held in Parkersburg on Saturday. !' was an all day session, having started ! L at 10 o'clock in the morning and cant inued until 4 o'clock in the aiter.ioa.i. Ail of the conferees were att utovs representing the people and industrial . ." interests in their fight for "their own." - ? One of the striking statements in. -?-the petition is that the exportir,; sr.? companies in seme instances a-; refusing to let the people who owe the1 land on which gas wells are treated have any gas. In spite of the fact that there.is great quantities of g~s miner, their homes farmers this winter in j many places arc actually snffer*ng be cause the companies prefer to send t'- r gas to Pittsburgh and refuse :o tnai-ai arrang .men ts which win percn. mt ; ir-.rmers to heat their homes. The petition also contains a series U of strbe.g statements showing the of keeping an adequate suppiy of West Virginia gas at home for ttcmcst'-* an<! Industrial consumption. This document will l>e filed w.;l: thJ*ublic Service Commission at Char:-' ton and it will he the basis of the light' H. for fair treatment in the gas matter. Xt is expected that the commission i . some time soon after the receipt of; the petition will set a day for hearingst 71 to begin. Fa Attorneys who attended the I'arh-j ersbitrg conference in addition to Hct: i . "W. Scott Meredith, legal repre.-'t.ita-' live of the Fairmont eras consumers, are Philip P. Sreptoe and J. E. Law, of Clarksburg; Attorney Geortf \Y. H Johnson, of Parkersburg: Hon. Kr >i O. Blue, of Charleston: Attorney H. G. Kump. of Elkins. ?c>-? Ion mum ^ 18m ANNIVERSARY ^ The eighieenth anniversary of the pastorate of IJr. H. G. Sfoetzer wasi celebrated in a fitting manner yesterday at the First Presbyterian church when large congregations turned out to attend service and to do honor to one who has served long and faithfully as shepherd of the flock and during whose ministry the church has increased in efficiency, membership and also financially. ? Dr. Stoetzer came here eighteen J years ago from Cumberland county. Pa., where he had served at Dickerson as pastor for six years, having taken that charge immediately upon his graduation form Princeton Theological seminary. During the eighteen years the church has been increased numerically until it now has a membership of over 100. During the recent years the congregation has built the nandH some new church edifice which has1 only been occupied for a few months and this also stands as a monument to the faithfulness and energy of Dr Stoetzer and a corps of equally zealS , ous workers. Four new members were received Into the chnrcli yesterday at the morning service. Special music featured both services in addition to excellent !sermons delivered by Dr. Stoetzer.] /The Presbyterian quartet under the< leadership of the chorister. Mrs. Myrtle Shaw "Wadclell. rendered effectively L taeveral anthems end a duet by Mrs. Ex ,*WaddclI and Mrs. Forrest Fankhauser 'at the morning service and a solo byi Miss Helen Jones of Obcrlin. Ohio, at, 'the evening service featured the songj Borviccs. IgyhAA- *. ^?RLS IN THRIf r| "ill : li.1 ? .... -i; i c Supplied with a Targe stork o." po-.tr : the war savings strmpr. uiovcrr.e. t. the I section of New York vii.ii a view 01 eni; j people of that cection of tho city in the ! in getting ail the merchants to display j j termined to continue their work until t! ,w"* Kj-i^vr* in fhO C2!nDr'i*, ^ j i I J? Ili'.o U\.V 1* ?- ? I district through the scie of Thrift ami ji Q QTPAMFO i? I U?"Je iU ; SlNKIhG II SEa uiyy ppPflQTx | Its/is I i!trUi!i&' -Cause of the Trouble Was , Not Disclosed in the Advices. i I I 1 tRv Assoc;ate-.T Press) j AN* ATLAXTIC PORT, Jan. 14.? A Rents of tli" American steamship." Texan. a vessel of 14.0Qv> tons, today i received advices from naval author:- ' 'ties that she was slaking at s-aa. The 1 I location of the ship was not Riven. ' The naval authorities did not state j the cause of the Texan's distress, bat 1 I reports reaching shipping circles here 1 I from other sources were that the < I vessel had hern rammed a midship in | a collision with another ship, j It was said a steamer which had I picked up the Texan's s-o-s calls was ' hurrying to her assistance and that | the crew of 43 hr.d taken to the boats. ; The Texan left here recently with1 a cargo of nitrate hound for a French | port, agents of the vessel stated. ! Fragmentary wireless messages sug- ' 1 fies? thai the damaged steamer belong- j ' etl to fleet passing north out as none of ; the messages indicated what had struck them aroused some concern as , to actual c3use of their trouble. ! i ! Three Injured Miners ! Brought to Hospital ' I Paul Pelluzzo. a miner in the em- ' ! ploy ot the Consolidation Coat com- , | pany at Ida May. liad his left arm I crushed oil while at work early today, j : He was brought to Fairmont Ho^piU.l j Xo. ~ today where his injuries were i dressed. While his condition is serf-; ous it is thought he will recover. j . Two patients with fractured limbs j were admitted to the hospital lata this I afternoon from Rowlesburg .and ?he I Hoult mines. Their names were not obtainable at press time. ?? COURTNEY-LEVELLE. I The marriage ot Edward Courtesy, i : of Philadelphia, and Miss Caroline 1 Levelle. daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Levelle .of this city, took place at noon ; today at the home of the bride on , t I Carleton street. Rev. Clarence lb 11 Mitchell, pastor of the Central Chris- [ t tian church, performed the marriage! t ceremony. Mr. Courtney and his i bride will leave tomorroW "for Phtiadcl- I phia where they will reside. t You ate Interested - - . <K CCURS T CAMPAIGN ( ???|| AMERICA j r- yyp* COL'WTRV j '^^CSSIAMPS j ! cpyright. I'nderwooii & Underwood. rs and display placards describing j Junior League invaded the business j , n~ tltc co-operation of the busrncss j "Tiir'ir Campaign." They succeeded osiers in their -windows and are dc- , to service of every merchant :n the j to raise SIOO.OOO.OOO in New York War Savings Stamps. mmm uw! mil mi truck I nrnir.ittee Appeared Before j Beard of Affairs This f. i 1 Morning. F-t. H. fl. Stoetzer and W. J. Wiegei. r.crumrs of the civic coruraittc.- of i:c Fairmont ifotary club, appealed beore the Board of Affairs at their weehy session this morning and suggested iiat the city purchase an aerial truck 'or the Fairmont Fire department. S'o definite action was decided upon juttiie matter was taken tinder con-! ideration. The proposed fire truck would DC i operated by motor and would he | equipped with ladders which could j reach 65-75 feet in the air. r.?c.uiM of the cost of an aerial; truck, it would be necessary to make i special levy, before it could be purchased. Lutheran Laymen Will Hold Banquet j Laymen of Grace Lutheran church will banquet at the church next Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock instead >f Thursday evening as was originally announced. This rhange was made for the purpose of conveniences to those who are engaged at work on Thursday evening. The affair is beins held for the purpose of having the men of the church meet Rev. H. O. Reynolds, the new pastor, and it is most probable that a laymen's social union will be formed at that time. No admission will be charged. The Ladies* Aid society will serve the banquet. John F. ShafTerroan will act as toastmaster. Responses will be made by Rev. John S. Robinson. Rev. H. O. Reynolds. C. H. Bloom. C. A. Pilson, w f'nlfilwnL- and others. i 4ui. v/wt ix. KT?.... ? . Bi-Monthly Pay For City Employes Beginning with this month all emjloyes of the city will receive their jay twice instead of once each month. The change was authorized at the weekly meeting of the Board of Af'airs this morning. The next pay will be made up on fanuary 15 and given out five d?: s !a:er. The pay will be" made up on the 3rst and fifteenth of each month and vill be payable on the fifth and twenieth. For several years the city employes lave gotten their pay but once per nonth. in the Gas Fight R IN WA< l000,000 TON : SLUMP N1 Ui LAST TEAR Operators Say Lack of Cars j Was Responsible For It. m HOWAi HONORED Well Known Coal Operator President of Clarksburg j B.ofT. ' ! I I Rosin at $60 Pet Ton Takes Place of Coal i A. T. Reynolds. representing the . Atlas-Portland Cemcat Company is ( A"ev; Vork is among the permanent ; guests at The Fairmont. Mr. Key- | nolds has been in Fairmont for j about three months doing nothing e'.sc but looking after shipments of coal for his company. He reports that at present the i tlas-Portland Cement Company is substituting rosin for coal. The rosin that is used as fuel costs the company SCO per ton. The loading figures for last year on j the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad have j lust been issued and show thai there I was a slump of 2.000,000 tons, which is | ~ - " * 0-V.rt, ' accounted ror in various w-i s. railroad officials say that the load I has had sufficient equipment to l eep j the coal moving away from the mines I all right and claim that other ra-Iioads were unable to absorb the coa! when offered at junction points. The mine operators say that thej could have turned out lots more of coal if it had been possible to secure more cars. December. 1917. the poorest month of the year, led to ths appeal of the operators for improvement resulting in the establishment of a coal pool at Russell. Ky.. which is expected to be in operation this week. Coal Notes. Eighty mines, with a production ca-1 pacity of 32.690 tons, were idle last ! Thursday because of car shortage, throwing out of employment many miners. according to reports given cut by Max T. Price, secretary' of rhe Kanawha Coal Shippers'. Association. Equipment was asked for the loading and transportation of 75,54'> tons: less than one-third enougn was; supplied. Col. W. T. Thomas, of Bramweli. one of the wealthy coal men ot' the Pocahontas field, is dead, aged 55. He was prominent in politics, tepre senting the Republicans at one of the national conventions. V. R. Mattoon. of the United States forest service. has left Washington for visits to West Virginia. Louisi. na and Kentucky in hopes to be able to assist the federal fuel administrators in these states to have firewood used in a further effort ty conserve coal.. according to advices reaching J. Wal- ; ter Barnes. Daniel Howard, president and general manager of the Fairmont Centra Coal Co., has been elected president of the Clarksburg Board of Trade. A . leader in every movement for the good i of Clarksburg or northern West Vir- j ginia and one of the most popular ant* ; widely known business men of that j city, the selection is an admirable one ! and will gratify his manv friends !n ' the coal business in the Fairmont district. J. V. Gibson, chairman of the coal committee of Preston county, has been elected mayor of Kingwoo?. The Davis Fuel Co.. of Morgantown, elected all the old officers at its annual meeting, as follows: A. T. Davis. president: Dr. F. B. Hess, vice president: P. B. Hickman, treasurer; S. H. Fiedler, secretary and sales manager. TT Tl* TJI7 AW ai n ft*,,?+i U . 1*1. V* . VALUUICWLO IUUOIj j Answer in W. Va. Case WASHINGTON. Jan. 14.?President Frank J. Hayes and 15 other officials and members of the United Mine j Workers of America were today ordered by the Supreme Court to tnow cause why they should not be dec'ared in concmpt of court for violating injunctions restraining representatives of the organization from attempting to organiez the employes of the tJitch man Coal and Coke company of Wheeltosr W. Va. ead The West Virgi AMERICAN RED CROSS Hi j ', , ^ ^ t This American Red Cross' ambula 1 reader aid to refugees gathered thert ifliM DEAO AO HEW OF TEXAS WRECK ? i Coach in Middle of Train, Picked Switch and PileUp Results. ] <By Associated Press* HOt:STON\ Texas, Jan. 14.?Several persons -were killed and many oth-J er injured when a Houston and Texas central northbound passenger train! .Tom Houston to Dallas split a switch! at Hammond early today. The tram was Number IT known as the Owl and left here at 11:30 last night. The wreck occurred when the: head coach split a switch after train | tender and baggage car and mail car I had passed safely. Several cars were j overturned. The wreck occurred at 3:23 tins j morning. Hammond is on the maini line six miles south of Breniind and j 13 miles north of Houston. Five sol-j diers, a woman, two girls and a baby were counted among the dead according to word from Bremind near the wreck. One man of the dozen or more injured also died shortly after the derailment. Ten. 12 or 14 dead, ar.d possibly 20 injured was a report received by the Southern Pacific general offices from its dispatches at Hcarne. The dispatcher reported that a portion of train 17 crashed into a freight engine; standing on'a siding and that 4 or 1 passenger cars piled against this bn-i gine. .Russian Armistice Extended to Feb. 18! LONDON'. Jan. 14.?Warning of the ! possibility of a final breech in tfccj Russia-German negotiations is the outstanding feature of the current news from Petrograd. In the meantime. according to a correspondent of the aDily Mail in the Russian capital .'ne armistice had been extended until Keb. IS and the Russian delegation returned to Petrograd tomorrow, but the peace negotiations will be resumed after an interval at Warsaw. Premier Lentne has returned to Petrograd and is reported to be taking an important part guiding the negotiations with the Central powers, although avoiding the limelight. The correspondent of the Daily Mail says that some extremists are disaiisfied with foreign minister Trotzkv's conduct of the negotiations, thinking he is too willing to meet the German views, and they suggest that Lenine take his place at future conferences. The Petrograd correspondent of the Daily News reports thai the Germans are doing their utmost to stop fraternalization at the front. He interprets this to mean that the Bolsheviki propaganda is having its effect on the German soldiers. Notwithstanding this, he adds, the German soldiers crawl across the Russian line every night to obtain copies ot the papers secretly. Fined for Breaking State Mining Law For breaking open a safety lamp in a gaseous mine Philip Lipriok. a foreign miner, was arrested on Saturday and fined 550 and costs were imposed by Justice Lee Tooth man. of Farcnington This is a serious offense against the state mining laws. Fortunately Cipnok had extinguished the faire in the lamp preparatory to breaking it* open. nian to Get the La ON BAR ELP FRENCH REFUGEES ' ^ ' 1 ? '' ill t? (i^f^S2rsaaasS j Copyright, Underwood & Underwood, ice has stopped In a French village to i~ ,.;^t r ICIXUii VlilViai |/uu iv> mil! IK PORTSOF RUSSIA! Twelve Persons Reported Killed in Food Riots Near Moscow. * . ?Z The latest news received in Petr,>grad. according to a Reuter disp-jtcc from that city, indicates further fighting in the interior of Russia. A newspaper dispatch from Kharkov r.-ports , that after the Maximilists opened fire with machine guns the second Ukrainian regiment surrendered with 7 tW'J rifles and 13 machine guns. The commander of the regiment was arrested. Twelve capitalists, residents oi Kharkov, were ordered to donate 1.000,000 rubles for the unemployed. Ilia sum was dispersed by the munic:t>al't>*. It is reported that Gen. Kaladmes. the Cossack leader, is proceeding toward the north. The city of Via in eastern Russia, is said to be in the hands of the Bolsheviki who seized the bank and government buildings. They are sending forces, including artillery. rT*e.~ ?1? A Tnone.Qihnripii IU XCUClVaUiti^b Kill tUU 4 railroad where serious fighting is , pected. Hunger riots have occurred at Kolomma in the government of Mo.-.- ] cow resulting in the hilling of twelve j persons and wounding of 120. The ] Bolsheviivi have occupied Mostow] headquarters of the Union of I Zemstvos. Idle soldiers in Petrograd are jour-1 neving to the provinces and bringing back to the capital provisions which they arc selling to the inhabitants at exorbitant prices. Mrs. Lydia Hawkins Buried This Afternoon Mrs. Lydia Hawkins, wife of the late John Hawkins, died Saturday night at her home on Mt. Vernon avenue, this city. She was aged 77 years and was born and reared in Union district. Marion county, where she resided for the greater part of her life. About ten years ago she moved to this city where she had since resided. Mrs. Hawkins was the mother of fifteen children, ten of whom survive her, namelv: Those surviving are C. W. Hawkins. Cephas Hawkins. Miss Delphia Hawkins, Mrs. Thornton Merriefield. Miller Hawkins. Joseph Hawkins. Mrs. Will Hurst. Mrs. Anna Shuck, all" of Fairmont: Mrs. Major Bartholow, of Kingmoitt; Mrs. Harvey Vandergrift. of Hammond. Mrs. Hawkins also leaves thirty-eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. The deceased was a member of the M. E. chtrrch and was a woman of splendid christian character. She formerly belonged to the Hopewell M E. church. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence conducted by Rev. C. E Goodwin and the body was interred in Matle Grove cemetery by Undertaker Musgrave and Son. Mrs. Sue Ensminsrer ? V-> Buried This Morning The body of Mrs. Susanna E,isminger, whose death occurred last week in Claysville. Pa., was brought to this city last night and this morning was taken to McCurdysville where interment was made beside the body of her husband. Abraham Eisminger. The latter was engaged in the milling business in McCurdysville and Morgantown for a number of years and was well known among older residents. Mrs. Eisminger was aged S5 years. A. A. Courtney, of Moundsville. a grand son of the deceased, and C. W. Anthony, of Claysville. accompanied the body here and interment was made under the direction of Undertaker Mus grave and Sen. test Developments RACKS I FOOD WORTH 111 DOLURS DESTROYED TODAY I Capital City Fire Department Helped Soldiers. Fight Flames, t IB ??? * v BIG WAREHOUSE RUINED 1 M Explosions of Stored Gasoline Made Firemen's Work Hard.. f By Associated Press) WASHINGTON'. Jan. 14.?A quanti- ,-^B ty of army supplies including a million dollars worth of food was destroyed. the quartermasters warehouse ruined and several other buildings damaged by fire today at the Washington barracks occupied by engineer jja troops. . 'i A large part of the city's fire apparatus was called on to fight the flames which were given impetus by the explosion of a quantity of gasoline stored in one part of the big warehouse. After a hard fight of an boor and a vM half the fire was extinguished. An ordnance building containing a .quantity of small arms ammunition j ;r^H was endangered, but soldiers rem"?ved what was stored there. 1 The origin of the fire has not been ~ :';3H disclosed by officials at the poet. A limited qnantity of clothing and shoes was destroyed. CORONER IS IMIIG , INTO HOV FATALITY 1 .Jury Empannelled This I Morning Will Conduct 1 Inquest Thursday. |H | While driving a heavy truck ae.oss I a Baltimore and Ohio railroad crack at Mannington on Saturday evening Oscar Hoy was struck by a freight train and instantly killed. County Cr- . i ^ oner Frank Lloyd visited the scene of the accident on Saturday evening. He made another trip to Mannington tn?? morning and appointed the following jury which will meet on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at Mannington to .- . decide whether or not the affair was '*3 of accidental nature: L. Snider- T..L. Sturm. C. K. Kendall. L. H. "Cleiland, E. M. Yost and Elmer Masters. At the time of the accident Ho v was ' driving down Main street. He did not see the freight train which was west hound and before he could stop the truck was on the railroad track. /3H He was knocked from the truck and |H ' "-a " i- Irvavn instantly Kiuea. nu> *?> in Marion county and is a resident 67 Mannington. ? City Hall Notes Insurance amounting to 515,0C*0 on -*'wS the boilers at the pump station was authorized at the meeting ol the Board of Affairs this morning. The .Nggl policy will be placed with the Hartr jj for Insurance Company. Land recently purchased by the dty ^ and not used in the improvements on v ''jSafl Lowe!' street was sold this morning Z&F. to James M. Cunningham. Another- '-;^a parcel of land in the same vicinity - ^ was sold to John Y. Hite. - ' David Deac. formerly employed aa an engineer for the city, was at the * city hall this raorniDg calling on his former co-employees. "V:y&?m - Good sized boy for delivery work. Must be quick and active. 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