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I rwo boys coast
i into pole; one of
| them may hot uvej
i Accident Occurred at Corl
ner of Field Street and
Locust Ave.
Accident Victims are Mal4
colm Snider and Robert
[ While coasting dawn the steep grade
on Field street to Locust avenue at
4 12:30 o'clock this arternoon two Loi
cust avenue youths were seriously inL
.>v The accident occurred when
f " the sled on which the children were
riding struck an e'ectric light pole.
\ The injured are:
MALCOLM SNIDER, aged 9 years. 6on
of Mrs. Harry Snider, of Field street.
Fractured skull and other minor injuries.
10 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
1 Wilderman. of 1115 Fourth street.
Broken leg and miaor injuries about
[ the face.
117 l ne Jsmaer Doy w?u> ioc iuvjc oon- i
susly injured. He w?io rushed to Cook
hospital where this afternoon an examination
is being made of his inR
furies. He is known to be in a critl:al
condition and may not recover.
|; Immediately fob. wing the accident
|; Dr. T. H. Miller, who resides only a
n few yards from where the accident
occurred, was called. Dr. Miller called
Dr. H. H. Carr who took the two boys
r to the hospital.
The boys were riding on the sled toff
gether, with the Snider lad in front
IV ;.( doing the guiding. Failing to make
the slight turn just before reaching
[! . Locust avenue, the soys lost control
r of the sled and struck an electric light
pole. The'layer-of ire underneath the
snow made it unusually difficult to
! guide the sled around the sharp turn.
Order to Shut Off Fuel From
Non-Essentials Going
Out Today.
t TTASHINGTOX. Jan. 16.?An order
* Cutting off coal supplies to a number
of less essential industries was under
* preparation today oy the Fuel administration.
It will limit supplies to industries
until the tuel famine in the
I east is relieved.
The order will classify .a list for
preferential shipment including the
following order: Household requirements.
public utilities and bunker coal.
It will provide for limitation of coal
^supplies to war industries if necessary
to meet the emergency. The non-esi
sential industry mtj be closed down
for a week or longer. Breweries, box i
I lactones, glass uaxiuiaciurjus vivitcerns
and churches, it is said, probably
will be among the industries and institutions
that will get no coal. The proposal
for shutting down all industry
on Monday of each week will be taken
up as soon as the o-.'.er in preparation
today has been ,n operation.
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\ Anderson Case
Has Been Settled
At a session of Circuit court this
morning with Judge Haymond presiding
the statutory charge against Willie
Anderson was settled. Anderson
was released on bond agreeing to pav
the costs in the case within the next
six months. Attorney Sturm represented
Anderson. The complaining
witness was Mary Anderson.
Circuit courf will meet on Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock.
Bj Cal! 1213-R and ne will call for and
deliver your cleacina and pressing.
Stetson Tailing Co- Watson Hotel.?
m Laborers Wanted
in Shipping Department. Apply
B Your Want.
Says the Baltimore and Ohio
Needs AU of His
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16.?Daniel
Wlllard, president of the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad has resigned as
chairman of the War Industries board.
Xlfa rociirnatirtn will be aCCeDted ?LS !
soon as a successor is found.
In offering- his resignation Mr. Willard
gave as his reason that the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad required his
entire attention. It -was stated that
his resignation was not brought about
by any apparent conflict between the
War industries board and the reorganization
of the War department.
Mr. Willard's friends here and said
today he had had the step under consideration
some time. He was confronted
they said with the alternative
of resigning the presidency of the
Baltimore and Ohio if he re:|iincd
as chairman of the War Industries
board. " It was said that the situation
was prevented in this way to President
Wilson and it was decided that
the importance of the Baltimore and
Ohio in war work was sufficient to
demand Mr. Willard's entire attention.
Mr. Willard's letter of resignation
was presented at White House last
John D. Ryan of New York has been
mentioned as a possible successor.
Marion County Claims Will
Bob Up Tomorrow at
Action on a number of Marion
county registrants' appeal* from the- local
board will be taken at a meeting
of the District Board of Appeals for
Northern West Virginia, whicb will j
hold a meeting in the Federal building
at Clarksburg, beginning on Thurs-1
day morning at 1:30 o'clock. It is understood
that the session will be a
ery busy one.
The members of the board are as
follows: Judge Ira t. Kobinson. of
Grafton, chairman: A. \V. Paul. Wheel
ing, secretary; W. M. Rogers. Fairmont;
Dr. W. J. Davidson. Parkersburg
and J. B. Huyett, Charles Town.
Will CA1/C MflMCV
Also they Talk Shop at Meetings
of Their
The War Savin?* society organized
by the officers and employes of the
city at a meeting in the office of Mayor
Bowen yesterday evening will become
a permanent organization. It is the !
plan to continue the organization even !
after the War Savings campaign is
ended. The chief l unction of the organization
will then be to promote cooperation
and effioency among the
It is the belief of Mayor Bowen and
other city officials that the employes
of the city should .-cot together at regular
intervals and discuss their work,
and that such an organization would
enable the officials and employes to
give better service to the public.
The organization of a War Savings
society is an opportunity to begin such
a movement. The ch?ef function of the
War Savings society will be to encourage
thrift among the employes.
At the meeting yesterday evening
general plans for the organization
were outlined. Every officer and employe
present agreed to enter the organization.
It is hoped that many
more of the city-employes will attend
the next meeting of the organization
ovioe-tnv ?vpnin? Those i>resent
v - w ?* - - I
last evening were: 1
Anthony Bowen. J. Walter Barnes,
A. L. Lehman. Ira L. Smith. Albert J.
Kern. S. B. Miller. J. Cal Bobinson.
Fred S. Hair, O. J Watkins, Carl E.
Kern. W. F. Clayton. H. J. DeBerry,
E. L. Kelley. George Crone. Lester C.
Slierrard. Thomas Ford, J. B. Boggess.
A. H. Seaman. Ralph E. Doolittle.
W. A. Digman. C. L. Holt. Fleming
Hamilton. Okey Shaw. L. E. Eahle, M.
J. Deveny.
A temporary organization was formed
by electing Mayor Bowen president
and Albert J. Kern secretary.
Ad Reaches Practia
Said in Natnralization
Court He Did Not Want
Samuel Jarvisch Laise Wins
Word of Commendation
From Judge Vincent.
In naturalization court this morning
Salvatore Pasquale Laise, of 308 Third,
street, Fairmont, announced that he
had decided to change his name to
Samuel Jarvisch Laise, the middle j
name being that of the lady that taught
him the English language. He -wanted ,
to show his gratitude in that way. j
Laise wants to enter in the United j
States aviation corps and when the
question stared him 'in the face, "Are
you a citizen of the United States," he
said he held the application blank five
days so that he could answer "Yes."
At this juncture Judge George A. Vincent
commented to-United States Naturalization
Examiner H. J. GrofT, of
Pittsburgh, who conducted the examination,
"that there's something in that
fellow's head." Laise passed an unusually
fine examination. Seven applicants
were admitted to citizenship.
As a whole the applicants showed
unusual intelligence. One foreigner
was asked, "Could you be elected
President?*' He replied, "me working
man, nobody vote tor me.' In a series
of follow up questions that he answered
Commissioner Groff, be said that he
did not want the Job.
No papers were granted today to any
alien enemies. John Varivak, of Everson,
a Hungarian, was in court, but
was told by Commissioner Groff that
he being a Slav that it was probable
that Congress would pass an act allowing
them to be naturalized. The cases
of Stanko Todorich. 133 Center street.
Monongah, a native of Voinlc, Austria,
and Andy Emmel, Rivesville, a native
of Sackach. Germanj, were continued,
as they are classed as "alien enemies."
The following were admitted to citizenship
and received their parers this
afternoon: Salvatore Pas quale Laise.
308 Third street. Fairmont; Carmela
Pitrolo, Fairmont; Carminantomo Colosimo.
Kingmont: John Trotto. 535
Washington street. Fairmont; Antonio
Scalise. Front street. Fairmont, and
Enrico Lepora, Falm-ont. all natives
of Italy, and John Lennon. Grant Town,
a native of Scotland. All of the parties
renounced allegiance tq the rulers
of those countries.
The following cases were continued.
Ell Joseph, of Market street. Mannington.
not present: Decarixo Mile,
207 Spence street, Fairmont, not present;
William Henry Radke. Monongah.
dismissed because of want ofj
prosecution of the claim for citizen-:
ship; Domenico Bardari, 203 Cleve-1
land avenue. Fairmont, continued be-!
cause of a charge against him for
making sworn false statements in the
preliminary steps for naturalization;
George Walter Almond. Grant Town,
dismissed in accordance with a ruling
of the Supreme Court of the United
State governing such conditions;
Ellas Khalil. Monongab. was told by
the court to brush up a little on his
history but he endeavored to convince
the court that he would be able
to very little in that line just now because
he is now in Pittsburgh and
has been called for the army; Nicola
Terico. Monongah. continued because
he was not present.
> ?
Premier Lenine Was
Target for Bullet
(By Associated Press)
PETROGRAD. Jan. 16.?An automobile
carryln Nikolai Lenine. the Bolsheviki
premier, it is reported was
fired on tonight when he was driving
to a meeting of the Council of Peoples
Commissaries. Four shots were fired.
Premier Lenine was not hurt. The
bullet shattered the windows of the
antomobile. A member of the party
with the Preficr was slightly wounded
in the hand.
Naval Officers Must
Not Have Wives Near!
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16?In order
that domestic affairs may not detract
the attention of naval officers from
their more important official duties
Secretary Daniels has forbidden officers
establishing their families in the
lmmediatel vicinity of the ships on
which they are serving.
illy All the People
It 1
1 ! Are
The photograph shows a subma
ter, making it practically invisible. '
; periscope within range of the vessel,
Popular Principal of White
^ -1 1 Tire 11 T Drv
OCIIVUJ TT ill ucatc x usition
Principal Guy Crigler of the "White
school has resigned to enlist In the
United States Marines. His resignation
is effective Friday. No successor
,-^aa as yet been appointed jto fill the
Mr. Crigler will lose no time in entering
services for Uncle Sam. He
has already passed the preliminary
examination. Immediately upon his
resignation here lie will go to Cumberland,
Md.. where he will enlist.
He has been the principal at the
White school for two years and In
this time has been a favorite among
the pupils as well as the school patrons.
His resignation Is deeply regretted.
He will enlist before going home.
Hundred Children in That
School Have Thrift
The Butcher school so far leads other
schools of the ctiy In the Thrift
stamp campaign which - is being carried
on among school children of the
, So far approximately 100 children
! hare purchased thrift cards and this
number approximates a sum of $225.
Yesterday $20 worth of War Savings
j stamps wer esold by W. E. Buckey
principal of the school.
Mr. Buckey has .established a stamp
counter at the" school and furnishes
the 'children with the stamps direct
thus making It easier for them to secure
the stamps to place on the thrift
* The teachers of the school haTe organized
themselves into a thrift club
whose purpose it is to stimulate and
encourage the children in saving pennies
and nickels with which to parchase
War Savings stamps.
Other schools of the city are planning
to wage the campaign at once
and several of the schools are*already
at work along this line.
The Miller school will organize this
week and expects to wage a strong
campaign among the pnpils.
Two Jailed For
Toting Revolvers
This afternoon Justice Conaway
heard two confessions of guilt to violating
the Johnson gun toting taw.
Don Markley, the recently discharged
soldier, who raised cain at Hutchinson
recently was given six months
in Jail and a fine of $50. Albert Ray,
arrested by Policeman Boggess was
fined $50 and sent to Jail for six
in Fairmont a Few
w N;
*' * x
.rine periscope, camouflaged with mirro
rhe diagram shows how a submarine ca
and how one vessel escaped.
be much better
Good News Received at the
Coal Club Luncheon
At the weekly meeting of the Coal
club at The Fairmont today Frank
R. Lyon, general manager of operations,
of the Consolidation, said that
he had been informed today that the
Baltimore and Ohio yesterday had the
best movement of loads it has had
in a long time and that today the}
have more empties on the system than
they have had for many weeks. It is
the opinion of Mr. Lyon's informants
that beginning with about next Monday
there will be a great improvement
in "the coal car supply.
Other operators had heard encouraging
rumors about impending improvement
in the transportation situation,
but this was the real thing in
the way of news, and it was apparent
from the smile that ran around the
room that' for the minute Mr. Lyon
looked to those present like Santa
Claus looks to a small boy.
Vice President C. D. Robinson was
in rharire of this week's luncheon, in
the absence of President Brooks Fleming.
Jr., who is in the east on a business
trip. Rev. Dr. Stoctzer, pastor
of the First Presbyterian church made
a little address of a general nature in
which he predicted that the war
would result in making the United
States the most important of the world
powers and here, was a general exchange
of shop talk. The attendance
was very good.
Coal Notes.
At the Coal club luncheon today S.
J. Brobst of the Consolidation forces
here made a suggestion to those at
his table that might, if taken up seriously
by some of the smaller operators
prove of permanent value in
their business, and in time of great
car shortage and.positive need for
quick supply of fuel be used by any
operators. It was in this latter connection
that It occurred to him. The
idea Is to fill cement sacks wttb coal
at the tipple. Just as the navy sacks
coal, and then ship it to the consumer
In box cars or any kind of cars that
are obtainable at the time. Coal
could be handled through a passenger
station or 'an freight yard organized
for ordinary small freight under suafi
circumstances. The big problem of
course would be the cost of getting
the coal into the sacks.
Wnreess. formerlv connect
ed with the office of the Central West
Virginia Coal Operators' Association,
has accepted a position with the Consolidation
Coal Company.
A consideration of $111,523 is provided
in a deed filed for record in Clarksburg
by which 139 acres of coal and
27 acres of land in fee t re transferred
from Rufns F. Las ell of Morgantown
to Milton A. and Donald McCormick.
The property is situated on Cunningham
Run. Eagle district. *
Prospects are for a fair car supply
Today Deputy County Clerk Phillips
granted high explosive licenses to
the,following: Foremen A. C. Collins,
Fannin gt on; w. F. Knode, Fairview.
Hours After its Pu<
LR! j
^ tho ftatfrerownfles
coars? ?nd begins a n?w
zjgTMg so jhf u?t DinVy'
<u?a or ?C C ??d cb<Q<?^
pecU ^oe? by b?rmle?jK
\U"7S fir?I^S?r torpedo*
run xroTs M COD
end ^culetee tK?t when
?b? w*II he at C the torpedo
will nBfhiber*.
rs which reflect the surrounding wail
sink a ship without even showing a
Autopsy Needed in Case of
Man Found at Skinner's
Interest In the case of the man
Melli who was found dead in a room
In Skinners' Tavern Thursday morning
of last week is being revived and
it Is now probable that an autopsy
will be made to determine the exact
cause of the man's death.
When the case was reported to the
authorities it was said by the hotel
people that Melli had appeared at the
hotel about 2 o'clock Thursday morning
and engaged a room, explaining
that ho wan rod to catch an pari v car
for Clarksburg. About 7 o'clock
when an attempt was made to call
him lie was found in the middle of the
room on the floor dead. Ke had arranged
some things taken from his
grip neatly on the dresser in the room
but the bed had not been disturbed.
The theory was that inasmuch as the <
windows of the room were frozen
shut the man had been asphyxiated
with burned gas.
"When the body was turned over to
the undertaker there was just 45
cents in money in the pockets and
there were no papers or letters. The
only thing that furnished a clue to
identity aws a Y. M. C. A. receipt
containing the name Melli.
These circumstances taken in connection
with the fact that no effort
was made to find out what actually
was responsible for death has caused
considerable comment and a demand
will be made for an examination. The
hrxtT la ?H1I at the Cnnnineham un
crtaking establishment.
Two Fairmont Industrial
Appeals Turned Down
at Washington.
Two industrial appeals have been
madA to thn nrpsldAnt on decisions
of the local draft board. The decision
of the local board has been sustained
in both cases.
The Chesapeage and Potomac Telephone
Company made an industrial
appeal to the district board in session
at Clarksburg for George Roscoe
Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter
Barnes of this city. The decision of
the local board was sustained and
an appeal was then made to President
Wilson. Under date of January 8,
[ 1918, the decision of the local board
was also sustained by the president.
, An industrial appeal was also filed
! before the district board for Emery
Wheeler Townsend. The decision of
the local board was sustained, whereupon
an appeal was made to the president.
The decision of the local board
has al80~been sustained by the president.
Townsend was in the employee
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad before
entering service.
Both Barnes and Townsend were
among the first of the local men to
leave Fairmont for Camp Lee.
blication in The We
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Bernstorff Wired Berlin Office
About CaiDaux Ao- .
Former Premier Had Poor
Opinion of the Frenck
(Br Associated Press)' .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?From ltd
mysterious stock of intercepted diplomatic
communications the State de- '
partment today published correspondence
between Count von Bemstorff, . ;3gH
former German ambassador to th?
United States and the Berlin foreign
office showing that former premier,
Gaillaux. of France, was in communP |
cation with German agents in Argentina
in 1915.
The first Bemstorff dispatch eontains
very damaging references to
Calliaux. references to the French
government and warned German newspapers
against praising him. Another *-'j;
gave notice of the ship on which Cal- '3
liaux was sailing .from A routine and
planned its capture by submarine.
The capture of the ship was sought 3jS|
because her captain carried important
papers. The German government
was asked to treat Calliaux with every
courtesy and consideration 11 the
ship was taken. Following is "the text
of the message sent by Bemstorff:"Buenos
Aires telegraphed follow- ;.e
ing: Calliaux has left Buenos Aired S
after a short stay an:l is going direct ? 1
to France evidently on account ef r- . "i*
the (gronp undecipherable) scandal
WHICH lie regaras as ytsrm.nw ^
upon himself. He speaks contemptuously
of the president and the rest .of
the French government vrith the ex- ai
ception of Briand. He sees through
the policy of England perfectly. He
does not anticipate the complete overthrow
of France. He sees 1* the
war a struggle for existence on the
part of England although he spoke
of the indescretion and clumsy policy
of the Wilhelmstrasse and professed
to believe in German position. He
has in essentials hardly changed his - "4
political orientation. Calliaax wel- i9
comes indirect courtesy from me but ;;9
emphasized the extreme caution which VJ9
he is obliged to show as the French I
government he said had him watched * - 38
even here. He warns us against ex- ;|i^H
cessive praise bestowed upon him
by our papers. Our praise Injures his
position in France. Calliaux recep- -'JS
tion here was cool. His report about
Brazil had nothing new. On his return
to France he will begin to re- '
side In his own constituency he fears
Paris and the fate of James." Signed
Another message which Count Bentstorff
forwarded was from Havana as
Rio De Janerio Telegraphed Steamer
Araguaya left Buercs Aires January
30. Captain is carrying important papers.
Capture very desirable. CaHtax
on board . In case of capture Callisx -4J
should be treated with courtesy and
consideration. Can you inform our 3
cruiser? EERNSTORFF.
But They Would Want Rep* |H
resentation in Operation
of Mines.
(By Associated Press)
INDIANAPOLIS, ltd., Jan. 16.?Th?
resolution committee of the United
Mine Workers of America In biennial
convention, is expected to report favoi^
ably a resolution advocating government
owenrship of coal mines of the " -'
country, provided they are conducted
along democratic lines.
Not all coal miners. It is said, are la
favor of government ownership as
there are many who advocate private
ownership where the anion wutheu > ~
have 100 per cent, organization and
work nnder collective bargain agree-, meat.
. The resolntlon expected to be >x?i -i
ported will declare that the nnlonsnliac - -JgHH
ers in the event of government owners,
ship coming to pas.1 shall have reprei .
sentation in the operations of "th?
mines. ~i=
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