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p Established isss. ?^ber assoc.athd . fairmont, west Virginia, Tuesday evening, january_i5,i918- today's news today price thbee pans |?M
ffiree Men Get $200 From
Thomas Harden, Confectionery
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
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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.
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.
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.?
Laborers Wanted
In Shipping Department. Apply
| The West Virg
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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.
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luffOS Lift If LCI U IU
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.
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. 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.
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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!
FOR liflf COAL
Chicago in Grip of Another
f Storm Which is Headed
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
"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.
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.
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
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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
Coal Distribution to be Organized
Through Them |
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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
In pursuance of fee plan outlined for
coal distribution, five district representatives
have been appointed. D. R.
Lawson, for this uistrict, being the
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.
"VV. D. McKinney. of Columbus, Ohio,
was named district representative in
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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
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<
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American troops in France. The
Sammies are in familiar khaki.
XOTE: If you -want a copy of this .
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
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
"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
"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
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photograph send 10 cents to the Division
of Pictures. Committee on Public
information, Washington. 'Enclose
this clipping.
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
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
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
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Furloughs for National Army
Men Daring Harv.
vest Provided.
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
Another bill would put the quota of
the states on the basis of available ' ' ;
men in the first class instead of on V '
population. :
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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
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. ' .
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. ->|
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

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