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3 1^1917^ -j 5 " 3vJ ^8J ^eJEP^^^TiEz 3J 1 1 LI III! ^1X1 r2^r!0BlBt,t; ednee*y J H 1 A emijity Newspaper for the Home J^T ^ vJT" _ % " * jg ""* * :? y r r- Northern West Virginia's Greatest Newspaper^ __Jl' _ *' p Established isss. ?^ber assoc.athd . fairmont, west Virginia, Tuesday evening, january_i5,i918- today's news today price thbee pans |?M I NEW Df BOLD ill IP I MW11 STORE IJtSIMM ffiree Men Get $200 From Thomas Harden, Confectionery Dealer SB *- s m ; mm KiOHt iiyiou Poked Pi.sl'.'l into Merchant's Face and Demanded His Money. T.'Irh a pis'ol p.ii.'ed in the face "Thomas Harden. a confectionary deal e at Moaougaii. ?as held up at 11 '.!lock night iU'i robbed ot ?200. 'The fcoid i.:> v.hicfi s the boldest per> /tortiunco ol its nu that lias taken ^K- Mosoagah for quite a while. **jr"5'?*TTed ia tee lit tie con : iouary *?-ie at tue Monoaga!. street car station. 'The Run ?a handled by a negro who was accompanied by another B \ negro and a whit . mr.n. ail of whom wore uncr own to t';e victim. -Mr. rlarden i". accustomed to close his store after tltj 10:SK street car leaves Moncugaii .or Fairmont. The car was late yes lei day evening and did not leave 3!on..i.gaU until almost 11 o'clock. He -.vas closing his store - - -* fV?t? ctr\rf fT. ii'jn inc iiin.'e ui-z'* v??v wvw. ? and one drew a pi; tel. They demanded his money and all valuables that could be round in :Lc store, which, in ail amounted to at proximately $200. The three were not mashed and CM not attempt o conceal thems "ivea. which leads many to believe that they were to. professional rob Irws. After getting the money they i5?de their getaway. Chief of Police Findley. of Monflngab. this morning at rested four negtvrs. Xone of them could be'identilicl by Mr. Harden and they were all dir mTs::ed. 1 he confectionary store is usually robbed about 0:10 month, but heretofore the robbers nave been unable to get anything of very much value. The robbery yesterday evening is the second time that tnc store has been entered in the past week. Justice T. G. P-ace. of Monongah. this morning impend fines of $12.30 each on four forcig itrs. arrested for being disorderly. A vagrant will be brought before Justice Price for trial ibis afternoon. ciinmsT to mnif/is. "Meeting for Organization Will be Held With Mayor This Evening. plans for the or-taniaztion of a War Savings Society w-i'? be discussed at a. meeting of all U city officers and employes to be held in the office of Mayor Botven this evening at S o'clock. It is the present r.ian to organize a War Savings society among the city ' employes ar.d to have a 100 per cent. ^ * membership. Definite plans for such an organiaztion -vill be worked out this evening. The city employee have all been generous contributors to the patriotic campaigns in the past, but have never yet made any formal organization. If the War Savings society is formed. as it no doubt wjtl be, it will be the second organiaztioc of its kind now in Fairmont. The Prudential Insurance company has the nonor of organizing ft the first society for purchasing stamps in Fairmont. It la very likely that other local organizations wiil call similar meetings to the ono at the city hall this evening to organize War Savings societies. NOT ROBBED IN A CLUB. Asa Davidson who says he was relieved of $40 by another colored man man said this morning that the rob bery did not take place in a club as tV was printed but at his own home. H Call 1213-Tt and we will call for and deliver year clear In< and pressing. Stetson Tailing Co Watson Hotel.? Adv. Laborers Wanted In Shipping Department. Apply t OWENS BOTTLE W MACHINE CO | The West Virg (AFT LE ; i i j Heroes Resent Cheapening of The Iron Cross j By Associated Press) LONDON. Jan. 15.?An appeal is being circulated among mutilated I German officers and soldiers having the Iron Cross asking them to j return the crosses as a protest ' against the fact that a number of j home warriors end leaders of the ! Fatherland party are wearing the same insignia. J ; There hr>s been a large response. | j 13.000 crosses from Berlin along I being cent to the War Mlnisfor the I fir.-t dav the appeal appeared. i ? ! niismoucoDfiTn luffOS Lift If LCI U IU IIP DISTRIBUTE FAIRMONT COAL i Popular Superintendent of Mails Enters Office of D. R. Lawson. i Ilr.rry Owen lias resigned bis posij tion as superintendent of mails at the | local postoffice to accept a position i in the office of D. K_ Lawson, deputy fuel distributor. His i esignation is et-1 fective today. Ha assumed bis new i duties in the coal office this morning. Mr. Owen came to the local postoffice from Graf to a on November 17. 1915. Since this time he has been an ardent worker at ?Jie local office and has won a host of meal friends. In speaking of iiis resignation this afternoon. Postmaster Charles E. Man, Icy said: "Mr. Owcn resigned entirely j upon his own accora ana muca 10 ujc i regret of bis fellow employes. His efficiency as a. posta: official has made him virtually an euc? clopedia of information in this offics. Ke deserves public mention for his 'aithful services." This is not only 'be opinion of Postmaster Manley. bat of every clerk and carrier who has come under his influence. Kis resignation is deeply regretted. P.O. STILL HAS MANY : QUESTIONNAIRES j Postmaster Manley Issued ! a New List This Afternoon Questionnaires uadelievered in the 1 local postofrice show a slight falling oft in number, according to the list.; which was issued today by Postmaster Manley. Persons * ailing for one of the undelivered questionnaires are requested to state fiat the name was j published in the papers The list is as j ! follows: I George W. Adidas,' Bendette AllisanI Hnnipl Ralr#?r. . f-rmel Worth Bal-! ! lard. Horace Monroe Barnes. Vincenzo Barrel neo. Steve Jartuck. BIaz Bay kivitcb. Herbert G. John Boyce, Ellis Bullock. Eugene dark. Eddie Combs, James Edward Can tee, Joe Corelli. ! Leyn Cowski, Oscar Eugene Cox, Clarj ence C. Crosser. James Danielson, ; Charlie Davis, Edward Denton DidI lake. Will Dixon, .'uaraj Drazenovik, : Frank C. Erford, Augusto Fiorenei, Michael Kogacaro, Fied Fnrr, C. E. Gilbert. Samuel Harris. Cecil Huatt Hartrug, Frank Maxwell Hyet, Willie James. Nicholas V. Jenkins, Bennie j Jones, Theodore X Marie, James Ledsome, Rudic Lee. oainuel Lewis, Westi Sampson Lomax. Joan McDonald. John Markbreit, Andy klarkovich, Massily Maxounk. George Miller. T. Lester Miller, Charles Warneger Moore. Eli Neshelf, Howard barker. Karnie Penzil. Mike Petrovich Charles Ed Postlethwaite. Alex RetLKamond Ruccio, Everett Redden Rcscoejohn Radlch, Marthise Cade Ramsey. Geo. Roberts, Robert yne. Frank Scott, George Oscar Stanflcld. Harrison J. Stansey. Wu11am Stewart, John Scymens. Frank Sims, Joe Slabozan. Willie C. Sledge. Bartol Sokolic, -Ambrose Lindsay Spencer. Frank Stunner. Frank Tayi lor.aymond Tenna it. Edward Thorn ton. John Varnois. I oy L. Wilcox. Ed- j ward Firth Wilson Marion WIndom. Fant Woodard. S. M. BILL! NGSLEY DIES. ! S. M. Billingsley a resident of Fairview died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at Cook hospital where he bad been a patient for the last several months having entered the hospital for treatment in October. The body was taken in charge by Endertaker Musgravo and Son. inian's Many Featur GISLATK \ ? . . : > Sv v<>.; V! '* t x;V^. V?? V< &. 'I ?|w^? if. ' ;.. <??. ':vi>?^?? K rV?/*/'.' -.V ,ff k ';' ' ^ ' *," ' " \ ' :"x -. fd&jj&sR ! ism This picture shews French decora-[ tion ceremonies taking place under i the American flag. A French general i3 shown on the left saluting, in the! mmvm FOR liflf COAL Chicago in Grip of Another f Storm Which is Headed East. i : (By Associated Press) , NEW YORK, Jan. 15.?With morej than 100 industrial plants in NewYork State already closed because of lack of fuel hundreds of none-essential industries-Weed" a "similar sftua" Hrm Tphpn the new system of enforced : coal distribution became effective today -whereby hospitals, homes, public utilities had the first call on the rapidly dwindling supply. The coal delivered in New York city yesterday was only half of the daily amount needed. Of the 300.000 tons | reported at or near terminals in New York only 30,000 -tons were distribut[ ed here. CHICAGO. Jan. 15.?Nearly 150.000 men were idle tody in Chicago or near by manufacturing districts on account o ffuel shortage caused by heavy snow fall which demoralized railroad traffic last Saturday. Sunday and Monday. A snow storm which was forecasted! by the weather bureau to strike Chicago last night passed some distance south and foday appeared to be moving eastward. "The storm is Just as severe as the j one last week'' said the forecaster. Seventeen inches of snow fell in sevj en hours is. Evansville, Ind. JUST AS SLIPPERY AS A DANCE FLOOD Navigation on Pavements m T? Cnnnr . I JLVUgu rxvpusmuu?un?n Helps Some. Slippery sidewalks and streets confronted pedestrians when they left their homes this m lining to make their way to work. A sneet of ice covered with rain, which foil in last night's storm made walking anything but pleasant. Almost everybody had a "down" to their credit for it was a ticklish proposition it hold one's pins. The majority of teople took to the street, bat then they had the additional disadvantage of dodging autoxnobiles, some of which were not provided with chains and. skidded every now and then. It was a picnic for those who had to daicend the big hills in the town. Heavy weights were below par today and many sought refuge at their homes. This morning snow began to fall in j j earnest and this afternoon the downy j promise of pilling op several inches, i This is the twenty-third appearance of 1 snow this winter. With snow on the ] slippery sidewalks they did not prove to be as treacherous as they had been earlier in the day. Several minor accidents were reported. DIED IN COLORADO. William Campbell, a brother of Mrs. Fanny Menear and of Miss Jennie Campbell of this city, died on Saturday at his home at Grand Junction. Mr. Campbell formerly resided in Morgantown but moved west a number of years ago. His wife and one sen, , Frank M. Campbell, survive. es Help to Pleasant DECORATION CEREMO? - , : : * J?"-"*'-'yT'i .-^yCp.^xS^: 4 Jk jfl fashion of his country, a hero who has just been decorated with the Cross of War. The decoration ceremonies took place during a rev: i v of the twitfsi DISTRICTS ARE B1UET IIP: Coal Distribution to be Organized Through Them | ? | Alter Apni i. It is announced officially at the office of Fuel Administrator Garfield that organiaztion experts are at -work with the Fuel Administration, preparing a plan for th emore orderly distribution of the coal product for the coming coal year, beginning April 1. The plan has as the center of its working arrangement the establishment of twenty defined producing districts. in each one cf which will be located a district repi esentative of the Fuel Administration. The representative "will be chosen upon the recommendation of the coal producers of the district in which be operates, and it will be his function to receive all orders or requests from the Fuel Administration for fuel against shippers in his district and alio. them among the shippers. In pursuance of fee plan outlined for coal distribution, five district representatives have been appointed. D. R. Lawson, for this uistrict, being the first. Other appointments, made during the past week, are as follows: A. II. Land, of H jntington. W. Va., for the coal fields in the Kanawha ana Guyan districts, and Mingo county. "W. Va. "VV. D. McKinney. of Columbus, Ohio, was named district representative in ~ "" " T I tne Lrocusvnic-nu-iuut.-"?^<k-'>"*H., roy'and Irontoa coai fields of southern j Ohio and in Mason county. W. Va. C. G. Hall, of Tarre Haute. Ind., was ' appointed district representative in j V r coal lields of Indiana. E. A. Holmes, of birmingham, Ala.. was named district representative for the Alabama coal tie'ds. Additional appointments will be made as rapidly as possible until all the coal fields of the country are supplied with district representatives. Advocates Zone Plan. When he appeared, before the Senate investigating committee yesterday Francis S. Peaboiy, director of the coal production bureau of the National Council of Defease, suggested four plans for solving the coal problem. } They are: Establishment of producing and dls-1 tributing zones, shipments to be con- i ! fined to those zones except in excep- | tional cases. A definite statement of the govern-! ment's policy as to prices until the ] war ends. The placing of the question of priority into the hands of experienced men. A rremium on clean coal. Mr. Peabody estimated that the zone system would increase production 20 per cent, because the short hauls would make many more cars available to the mines. Coal %otes. Tomorrow the weekly meeting of the Coal club will take place. Place t your reservations to The Fairmont before 11 o'clock. Kanawha coal shippers yesterday reported that 160 mines making returns for the day were short several hundred cars. Fifty-eight mines were shut down and 4.750 employes of the . companies were idls because of lack of cars. Only 26,300 tons of coal equlp< Con tinned on Page (4) ly Pass Away Even \ ' " J.vV-r - ''Vwvi NTRODUI ,IES UNDER OLD GLORY American troops in France. The Sammies are in familiar khaki. XOTE: If you -want a copy of this . FORMER PREMIEIi ARRESTED 1 PARIS ON LUGS WINE Calliaux Was Mixed up in Activities of Luxburg at Buenos Aires. (By Associated Press) PARIS. Jan. 15.?The arrest yester-j day of former Premier Caillaux vras | due principally to a cablegram fromi Secretary Lansing at Washington say- [ ing that in 1915 Caillaux had beeni in communication witn tee uenm. foreign office. Secretary Lansing's cablegram stated that the American representatives at Enenos Aires had been able to establish'that Iff. Calliaux dur ing his visits to Argentine in 1913 had been in communication with the Berlin foreign office Thursday Count von Luxburg then German minister to Argentine. with the object of concluding peace with Germany at any prise so as to permit the resumption of business. It is understood this evidence will be published in America immediately. WASHINGTON. Jan. 13.?Secretary Lansing today refused to affirm, deny or comment upon the foregoing dispatch from Paris. There seems to be no doubt, however, that some such dispatch is contained in the acptured Luxberg corespondence. Early today there was no immediate propect of its being given out for publication here. GERMANS BOMBARD uiniiniiTi! rnnu or/i lAnMUUin rnum m Three Persons Killed and 20 Injured in Brief Shelling of Town. _ i , (By Associated Press) LONDON. Jan. 13.?Yarmouth was ! bombarded from the sea last night, it is announced^ officially-. About 20 t shells fel in the city, three persons were killed and 10 injured. The fol| lowing official announcement was given out: "Yarmouth was bombarded from the sea last night! Fire was opened at 10:55 p. m. and lasted about five minutes. Some 20 shells falling into the town. "The latest police reports stated that three persons were killed and' 10 injured, ine material aam[ age done was not serious. j Attacks by German naval forces on English coast towns of which there were a number early in the war have been infrequent of late. The last previous attempt of the kind officially reported was on September 4th. On that day a German submarine bombarded Scarborough, causing the death of three persons and injury of five. Yarmouth is on the North sea 113 miles north east of London. It is a city of some 50.000 inhabitants with important shipbuilding and fishing industry. ings When People i ? ; i CEP IN ika CMtociau.ic /aMuMVVMC.' photograph send 10 cents to the Division of Pictures. Committee on Public information, Washington. 'Enclose this clipping. IWSoiT BEFORE 0.Mi NOW First Time in Many Years That There Has Been No Scale Committee (By Associated Press! IXDIAXAPOLIS. Jan. 13.?With ad-i dresses oZ -welcome Dy officials of state and citv and the reading of a letter) from. President /Oft'-aoa. impressing, his . good will toward the coal diggers of the country the biennial convention of the United Mine 'Workers of America convened here toaay, the delegates in attendance representing more than 400.000 organized men in the industry. For the first time in many years an increase in wages will not be paramount business although many phases relating to present t-landard will come before delegates. The convention, according io leading officers, will ratify the bituminous ana anthracite wage scales agreed to in conference in Washington several months ago despite the fact that ther eist a'k of some opposition. An unusual feature of the meeting is the absence r-f a scale committee which heretofore always brought in a report for higher, wages. Efforts to change the time of holding the biennial convention from January to September and have it meet in different parts of the cbuntry instead of in Indianapolis, will also be made. Cleveland. O.. Scranlon, Pa., and Kansas City. Mo., want tbe nest convention. baking liberty mm today Another Demonstration at Presbyterian Church This Evening. A demonstration Liberty bread by Miss Hannah Woissling, of the De- J partment of Agriculture, is taking i place this afternoon at the First Pres-1 hrfprian chnrch social rooms nnder i the auspices ot the food administra-1 tion at Washington. Tonight a sec-1 ond session will be held and the public is urged to attend. While the demonstration will probably interest mor? women than men, chefs and bakers in :esiaurants and bo tels and in private homes are included in the urgent invitation extended. Conservation of wheat ? one of the most important steps be'ore the people of the United States and the object of the demonstration of Liberty bread is to show how it mar be done. The night session begins at 7:30 In the social rooms of the church where the afternoon session is also being held. Shooting Pigeons About Court House .... There are fifteen pigeons less at the court house for today W. E. Harris. : the janitor of the court house, -was on the job -with his trusty rifle. He brought six down up until 1:30 o'clock and had shot nine yesterday. Sheriff i A. M. Glover, as custodian of tho ! building, directed Harris to clean out ,the pigeons. ire Boused up By 1 * # - ' " '4 R" ?*<'. . **" ? - 1 * i f 'y. " /'v ' SENATE! MEN 21 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR CALLED; ai m fypi iinrn flLILIfU L/IULUULU J Furloughs for National Army Men Daring Harv. vest Provided. BILLS EXPECTEfl TO PASS M Were Introduced by Senator Chamberlain at Request of War Dept. . <By Associated Press) WASHINGTON". Jan. 15.?At the request of the War Department today Chairman Chamberlain of the Senate military committee introduced a bill for the registration for military duty -v; of all men who have ecome 2 lyeara ol since June 5. 1917, when the draft law went into effect. Another bill which Senator Chamberlain introduced at the request of the administration would provide for fullougbing national army men for har- . . ??j vesting crops and other agricultural duties. Another bill would put the quota of the states on the basis of available ' ' ; men in the first class instead of on V ' population. : ? - _ , I itegisiraiion 01 meu wuu uaw wo- ? ?m come of age since the draft law was enacted was recommended in a recent - ' report of Provost Marshal General Crowder as one of the means by which . . a supply of men for the National army ? ,Jg might be assured without taking those '.TTjjm who-might have others dependent up- . on Tirem. It'touKTbegone also, the . J.Sl Provost Marshall General pointed out, by extending the age limit above res- tfggSj eat line of 31. The war department has adopted the first suggestion. It is estimated that it will add - about : -ri 700.003 men to the draft available each year. " Congressman have been advised that :' $?m further legislation wonld be necessary jj $3k to perfect and carry on the draft mid % . the passage of Senator Chamberlain's bills with administration suport Is expected promptly in both houses. Another bill introduced by Senator Chamberlain would provide a distinc- "'-vsl tivc badge or button for exempted men. The bill changing the basis of state V-SH quota is believed to provide a more . equitable system as It will exclude entirely enemy aliens from the basis. Enemy aliens were included in the. basis for the first draft and there was ; '-ZfM much complaint. Heavy enemy alien population sin some congested dis- ?<? tricts forced Americans to army dnt7 >|J9 regardless of exemption claims ta make np the district quotas. To facilitate collections of -privat* . insurance policies held by troops an- ' r>jb<>r bill wonld require private insur ance companies to accept the official army record as truth of deaths of men amohk the army insured. It is de /;:?S signed to meet the cases of the met -->.3 reported missing to which there is so actual proof of death. In case of payment by insurances companies upon v> policies held by men reported missinj and who later shoold appear the hilt provides for reembursement to insnr ance companies by the government. ' . GIRL SCALDED H I COLE POL LEI GO Luncheon Party hi Local, X1 <1L IUI V xxaa ail When attempting to make coffee oa ?a> a stove at the Haggcitj Cigar facton where she is empl-reu at noon todays. :*5|h Miss Hazel Stotler, oi Brown street n First ward, was haul> banted about . the chest and face when the,Iid blew ; oft of the bucket in which the coffer- ~:<[3S wa sin the process of making. ; . On account of ttc stormy weathei and the bad walking conditions a nmn- ' ber of ih9 employes decided "to remain Tyj^gj in the factory for lunch. A backet with - . . a tight lid was olacsd on the store containing coffee, an! ihcre being no oa-,cape for the steam rue backet lid blew off and the escaping sieam bunted Miss S to tier, who was standing over- the V. ->| stove. She was taken to Fairmont Hospital Xo. 3 where her injuries were dressed and she was later removed to her bom on Brown street near State treet&Vjjij&BB^^M Whil the burns were of a pgfitftrtffria-j^Sl tore it is not thought they will pre serious. I