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'ESTABLISHED 1868.' ?E"BER Asscc'.^T^f ' FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA. MONDAi'~EVENiyO. JANUARY 14, 1917. tooavs NEWS ToP?r PRI^E THREE CENTS
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It Hiiorne^s I>JL <t? up
Plans For Pro- ,
! The P.S.C.
L ^SMERS SUFFERING
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<!
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.
^ 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
? 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
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
^?RLS IN THRIf
r| "ill :
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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
| Its/is I i!trUi!i&'
-Cause of the Trouble Was
, Not Disclosed in the
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.
! 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.
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
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T CAMPAIGN (
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.
mil mi truck
nrnir.ittee Appeared Before j
Beard of Affairs This f.
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-!
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.
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
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
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
in the Gas Fight R
l000,000 TON :
Ui LAST TEAR
Operators Say Lack of Cars j
Was Responsible For
m HOWAi HONORED
Well Known Coal Operator
President of Clarksburg j
B.ofT. ' !
Rosin at $60
Pet Ton Takes
Place of Coal
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 |
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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.
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
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- ;
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.
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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
of the organization from attempting
to organiez the employes of the tJitch
man Coal and Coke company of Wheeltosr
ead The West Virgi
AMERICAN RED CROSS Hi
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This American Red Cross' ambula 1
reader aid to refugees gathered thert
DEAO AO HEW
OF TEXAS WRECK
Coach in Middle of Train,
Picked Switch and PileUp
<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
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
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
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
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*
nian to Get the La
ELP FRENCH REFUGEES
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Copyright, Underwood & Underwood,
ice has stopped In a French village to
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IK PORTSOF RUSSIA!
Twelve Persons Reported
Killed in Food Riots
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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 ,
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
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.
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
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.
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
Mrs. Sue Ensminsrer
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.
DESTROYED TODAY I
Capital City Fire Department
Fight Flames, t IB
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BIG WAREHOUSE RUINED 1
Explosions of Stored Gasoline
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
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. Apply . *J^|j
Fairmont Printing and Publishing <
: Co.. Monroe St. .
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