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-r%sg- jnMf/ a^: J! r\ j i i 5 130 HNh^ 4IL>^t JlimttvtWri i p?^im7 . .^?' Jy\ \Fj I IK vVI^aPV' V'f * W* | B (; U * *" " ' w_ Northern West. Virginia's Greatest Newspaper ^ w , f - ? r- ? '1 ' " ?.5sbh| ESTABLISHED 1868. member associated press. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22,1918. todays news today PRICE THREE CENTS jfj| . - ?- 1 " ' . . z1 . - " . ' ? . t URGE ( [ HARDWARE MEN r 9F W.VA. HERE FOR I STATE MEETING: IBad Railroad Conditions Likely to Cut Down At tendance. ; I PRAISE FOR FAIRMONT H, Elegant Response by KeyH ser Mail lo Address of k Welcome. I?\.jy it; sinaii quautitic-i even If the ' . pries he a little more v.-htle the v.arj is 03 v tl:e cosieonrus of opinio;)' of the r.i -rebel's c. the Wc-t Virginia i ft Retail Kara Mure L'C'.tlers" Association.; Is meeting at The Fairmont to-J day. tomorrow and Thursday, iu its] thirteenth annual session. At the op-; sning of the convention this morning only tfciry dealers were present, al-; though three times many "are ex-' ~ * - ? tht* (K _ -pocted to oe :n ;u t . ... convention close.*.. i.-.-c.iuse practically every hardware man in the State of West Virginia is a member. Train J K traffic has. been so badly disarranced' in somo sections that none of thej counties in the Southern part of the, State is represented yet. . 1 Routine business will be transacted at this convention and on Thursday the ejection of officers will take place.. The indications are that a new sef; of officers will be shown with the prob-; able exception of the secretary as'iti has been customary to make a switch j I every year. Morning sessions are held j I at 9:30 o'clock and afternoon sessions ; I at 2 o*<S!ock. j The convention was called to order: this paorning by. Harry C- Kibitzer, of j . 'Wheeling, after which the larose' aufl. sunt. r L_^ was then -offered by Rev. R. J. Yoak. [ f) pastor of the Methodist Episcopal > church. South. In well chosen words I Mayor Anthony Bowen weicomod the! delegates to the city. Charles W. Evans, secretary . of the Fairmont j Chamber of Commerce, then extended | a welcome to the delegates on behalf', of that civic body. I The response to the addresses of t welcome were made by Thomas B. Frye, of Key.-er. Mr. Fry's remarks ? were as follows: "The-warm words of welcome that have Just greeted us so pleasantly and forcibly, are most gratifying, and make us feel that you. the people of Fair-i ?.??i rn have u*. the j Imont. are iuuccu ? ? , (Continued on T?-.g? T^rve-I [Hues GET 3160,000 IK DETROIT STOGE rhree of Them Successful in Bold Attack on Jewelry Establishment (By Associated Press) DETROIT. Mich.. Jan. 2".. ? Three bandits entered the jewelry store of Ralph Dewey in the down'own district this forenoon, bound \V. R. Grainger, the manager, and escaped with valuables said to be worth S60.000. According to the police -he robbery ; had - been carefully planned. A cleric ! who osnaliy reported for duty at the j , Jewenly store before 9 o'clock received a telephone can at his home this morndag telling him that he sec-a not go to work nntil poon. The clerk told the police he thought the sto.e wonld be | opened at neon to obey a fuel administration order. '. - No - customers were in the store . when the bandits entered. Graingef*. the manager, was overpowered, beau , en and dragged into a back room. The bandits got away with cash, diamonds and other jewelry. The alarm was sounded by Grainger. When the detectives reacted the store Grainger < was bleeding badly from a cut on his bead. He declared he was dazed from V the beating be received but that be was able to leieose himself a few ruinates after be regained consciousness. Berliners Get Look at an English Tank | \ .. ... I CBy A??oc!ar?d Press) a AMSTERDAM. Jan. 22.?Ao 022* l iflMMged British tank captured at Cam brai by troops of tiie second German K army was driven through Berlin tntH "der its own power a few days ago. It 1 , 4s now on exhiDition at zoological gar- ' K ' Vena at one mark admission, the pro- 1 . ceeda going to war charity. 1 10VEM WomanLawyer Wants Hot Air Supply Cut Oft Writes Fuel Administrator Barnes About Gab Fests in Morgan County Court House Believing that much fuel can l>e suved in tiie court houses 01 the state. Mrs. G- Mcintlce Weaver, o lawyer at Berkeley Sptincs. V.'. Va.. has written ? * * *? r - ; Wn I rpr to SUW t .'vuu:iii:ow?i.-. v asking that the court house in rlint.ciiuniy he closed after 6 o'clock every evening. According to Mrs. Weaver :ii- ?ourt house u ;ed for "loafers to congregate and so'' Cost."' airs. Weaver he also taken ti e mattor' up with sathorit.'Ss at Washington. The letter received by Administrator Barnes reads: BBRKi.-EY STRINGS. W. VA.. January 21, 191S. Fuel Administrator Barnes. Fairmont. West Virginia. Dc ;r Sir: In the maun or conservation of fnci at this time - beg to advise you tli.it much fuel could be saved in this county by an ordsr directing that the count* court houte be closed at say six p. m. every evening. The several officers of this county in the court house, to-wit: county and circuit court clerks' offices and the office of the prosecut'Ds attorney -ne all used in the evening as a place for loafers to congregate and gab lest and not for legitimate business, until 'ate hours of the night. In some instances the lights are left burning all night. Please order the si places closed it a proper hour in the evening and save light, heat and TAXES to the people. I am also taking this up with the National Fuel Administration. There is no reason why it should not be done. This county has less than 10,000 population. No necessity for this waste. , J'o-irs -truly. MRSLGcMcINTIRE WEAVER. TABteHSP 0ITT1C ill nimttmu uhiill in All mVERDUN Thousands of Soldiers Watched the Fighting- in a Clear Sky. < By Associated Press " FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE. Jan 22. ? Thousands of soldiers in the vicinity of ferdun Saturday "witnessed a. most exciting air fight which ended in the destruction of three German machines. In the afternoon of the first bright day for weeks a squadron o! six enemy machines appeared above the ruined city of Verdun "While a heavy barrage from the French artillery greeted theo. throe French chasing machines ascended in an endeavpr to cut off the retreat of the Germans. One of-the enemy fly rs attacked a French observation balloon which it set on fire. The occupants of the balloon dropped in a parachute to safe ty. One of the French chasers caught tl.ls machine under his machine gun fire a'nd sent it crashing to the ground. Then the same Frenchman pursued the other Germans and after a sharp fight In which there was much clever maneuvering, sent down another victim with broken wings. An hour later the third enemy was destroyed by the same French squadion Sunday morning a fourth enemy airman met hi^end in the course of a. combat with a French opponent a short distance from the same spot. O'Neal Would Fly To Help Food Saving R. L. O'Neal food, administrator for hotels and restaurants In West Virginia has a brand new idea for advertising the food conservation movement m this state. Mr. O'Neal Is planning to get several aeroplanes and make a flight from Huntington to Fairmont with the idea of advertising *--J TT_ I. Inrfn; iwa ?'gQ5ci VttUVU. iic 10 Fairmont today for Washington. Now Tor It- Lynchburg Va.. and other points. From Lynchburg he win go to" HautingtoD and there plan the flight- Mr- O'Neal himself will h? among those to occupy one of the aeroplanes. If the plans work out *s expected the aeroplanes nrfll make several stops between Huntington and Fairmont. Mr- O'Neal has not fully completed his arrangements for. the flight- and baa told only a few people of his plansQtTtET ON BRITISH FRONT. LONXJON. Jam 22.?Attempted enatny rajda Inst night east of Ypres were repuscd. the war office report*. Otherwise the night was Quiet on the whole front. he West Virginian J 1MENT !HBIM AS ' TO THE FimiRE Of | MUG ira I * ! Government Ownership Crowd is Very Active Now. GREAT PaicT QUESTION i ' t i Time Near When Something Will Have to be Done About t. i (Special Dispatcn to west ?nSiu.?..., WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. 22.?The | coal interests of West Virginia see con! fronting thou one of two p jscibilities: j (1> The government taking over all ' the coal mir.es and running them; or. [ (2) The government taking over the I entire output of the coal mines of the : country and distributing .t. leaving : the mine owners responsiole only for production, taking the salesmanship j end of the business away from them | completely. These possibilities are responsible i for the presence in Washington day ! after day of leading coai operators , from West Virginia and the other J states in the coal producing area. The ; fairest-minded of these men cannot I see one single rational reason for the ! government rakins over the coal mines of the country, but some of them do admit that, in certain circumstances which, they say. have not developed, but will if efficient management cannot be brought about by the successful cooperation of the directing bead of I the railroads and the fuel administraI tion before many -weeks roll byy-it may j be the best Thing that the government i -rturt -ts- tn take charge of the entire output of all mines and distribute It. I There is a very strong sentiment ' favoring taking over the mines. In a large measure, it is made np by what is known in Washington as "the government ownership crowd." composed in itself by all the officials of strong socialistic ideas who have been called to fill so many and such important government positions under this administration. They are no less strong for government ownership of mines than they are for railroads or anything else of the kind, and look upon the taking over of these things as a long step toward actual government ownership which will never be retracted. The future of the coal business, as it is undetraken to be handled now, will demand a readjustment of prices to cover costs of mining - materials entering in labor, income and excess profits taxes, etc.?and the readjust: meat must be upward. This ip in acI cord.ance with the most expert opinion t to be had. The present price, fixed by proclamation of the President, is the $2 basic price, so far as the operator is concerned. Later, to stimulate (Continued on Page (4) WIN THRALLS' nr riir anailf Uiil UMHt AffMT Adjutant General Notified of His and Col. Morri son's Discharge. CHARLESTON. Jan. 22.? Official announcements have been received by Major Thomas B. Davis, acting adjutant general and chief of the state deputy police, of the honorable discharge from service of Colonel Charles E. Morrison, of Parlterscarg, commanding the old second West Virginia regiment and later the ,150th infantry, j and Captain Francis Thralls, of Fairi mont. of. the old first West Virginia | infantry. Colonel Morrison enlisted as a prl! vate in the West Virginia national guard over So years ago. He Is a jeweler by trade aad has bsen connected with a Parkersbnrg Jewelry shop for many yars while not In active service. The ' official announcement did not mention his successor. New Delay in the ; Russian Parley (By Associated Press) PETROGRAD. Jan. 22.?The peace negotiations at Brest-Litovsk have been postponed for a few days. Foreign Minister Trotzky is again in PetIrograd and according to the evening papers, is preparing another noto to Entente allies. ?rints Its Circulation r*'. ? A V ' 'j* .L- l.-J'iJWi'Jl gthi?r?.l~ CONTi REMARKABLE VIEW O jj A most unusual photograph of 1 been rammed off the French coast. 1 j the interior is plainly visible. The pht liwMliT IN RACE FOR SEDATE \ I Wheeling Editor Has Been Force in Repubii an Party for Years. j (Specal Dispatch "West Virginian.) | "WHEELING, V. Va., January ZZ.? j Considerable interest has been aroused | here by the announcement on the part of certain friends of H. C. Ogaen, ecutor Of Tr-haclirii^Tytf||i-^T?^oT- tTi** he -win "be a cSSSa^for th?T^epub. Kuan-nomination for the United "States Senate this year. Mr. Ogden has made no public state| ment. but it is known that considerable pressure has been brought to bear upon him by Tarious parties to bring about his candidacy, and that he has been considering the matter, i Within the past week, there has been much activity on the part of Mr. Ogden's political friends here. Many letters have been sent out by them, with the view of ascertaining the situation over the state, and several rep; resentatives of the movement have j visited a number of counties, j For over fifteen years. H. C. Ogden I has stood at the front of the Repub'Iij can organization in this section of West Virginia, and has been the leader. almost without question. His loyal and untiring support of party candidates has been marked, and his abilities as an organizer and leader have been freely acknowledged. In the campaign of 191?. when nearly every other county in West Virginia showed a reduced Republican vote. Ohio county increased its Republican majority, and actually gave Hughes a larger majority than Taft received in 1908, when the party was undivided, and gave to Judge Robinson a larger majority than Governor Hatfield had in 1912. In addition to being a strong believer in party organization. Mr. Ogden has been one of the most' vigorous and eloquent advocates of Republican doctrine. He is a forceful speaker and i able writer, .and if nominated will make a most Aggressive campaign. MORE SHOVEtS ARE | TAGGED IN SCHOOLS Shovels were tagged at the Butcher and the White schools this afternoon when promlrent school and city officials. gathered to participate in the ceremony and to aid the children of th eschool in the tagging of the shove?. B. L. Bu'cher in whose honor the ; Butcher school was named, tagged the j shovel at tho Butcher school and folJ lowing the tagging ceremony he and - - " - - ? * State Fuel Administrator j. Barnes spoke to the upper prade children at the Butcher school while Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce Charles W. Evans spoke to the lower grades. The ceremonies at both schools with the exception of the addresses were held on the outside of the building where the children, teachers and visitors assembled. ?. Folio trim the Butcher school demonstration the visitors went to the White schoo* where a similar outside ceremony was held and -.he shovel was tagged by Administrator Barnes. Among the visitors at the ceremonies today were Messrs. Butcher. Mrs. Butchci. A. L. Lehmcn J. Walter Barnes, Otts G. Wilson and C. TV. Evans. Figures So That Ac 0 _ _ _ ? GERMAN SUBMARINE RECENTLY WRECfi the Interior of a great German U-boat re 'be U-boat is just a mass of debris, havii )to was taken "somewhere on the Frenc fflElitf i 11 CARS AGAIR FELT J MIKES Two Wrecks Helped the i Weather to Tie Things I Up Today. j ? I There is l.'rtle relief in the car sitaa-! tion for Fairmont district today. Un-j usually cold weather over Sunday in- j terfered with the moving of cars and : was largely responsible for the car j shortage in in is region uwj. invj wrecks, one at Hardman and the other i ' at Hartzell yards also served as a de- i lay In getting a sufficient car supply into this region. During the latter part of the week. Deputy Fuel Distributor D. R. Lawson received protnises of a good car supply for at least the first !ew days of this week. There was somewhat of a surprise on the part of the operators when this morning they found conditions just as bad as on previous days, i Mr. Lawson lias not yet received any I report on the car supply for the latter; part of the week. It is believed, how-! ever, that the promised cars for the I first few days of this week will boo3t! ! the supply for the latter part of the j week. More Stars on Consoi Flag. The Consolidation Coai companv j now has 439 men in the service. The ! large service . flag which has been i hanging at ;he entrance to the Watson ; building now bears "4.39" ir large fig- i ures rather :han 396. the ordinal number on' the service flag. ' . From time to time as the number rniniinv ICJ1 V.UiiOVliU ..Viv/u \-v? ployes increase the figures cn the ser-1 vice flag wRi be changed. Storm Widespread. WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.?Snow was j falling today through- the eastern halt of the. country. north of. Georgia and promised to tie up the comtry's transportation .systems as J badly as "they were before the beginning of the five day industrial shut down, designed to aid the .rail ways in' clearing their lines of congested traffic" and. to place coal in communities suffering from severe cold- The .weather" bureau officials said the snow would continue tonight. lAMEfilwii KILLEOJ ACTION ! General Pershing Also Reported Six Pneumonia Deaths Today. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan.- 22.?General Pershing today reported Corporal j Roberts, Infantryman, hilled in action j January 20. No details of the en- j gageincnt -were given. His mother., airs. Kate Roberts, lives at Hartline, Washington. General Pershing also reported the j deaths of Corporal Fganfc L. Coffman. |Of Free port. Pa., in _a railroad aeci-] j dent, and of six other soldiers from j pneurponia. _ 1 Ivertisers May Know AT IND [ :E O ON FRENCH COAST j I ^F.t* im l"l'' HIII>'lll .Wmttl'MMWlW ropjright. Underwood & Underwood cently washed ashore after It had ig lost its shape. The mechanism of h Coast." iifffpffifii . 1 FOOD STORE CLOSING; < I ; Stores He Designates May 1 Remain Open All Day ? Mondays. < i 1 Fuel Administrator Barnes is still I g receiving modifications to the fuel orj ders and is also receiving many in- * quiries as to the proper interpretation * | of the orders. ' ~" 5 I By a tele-sram received this morn- 1 I ing grocery stores- or the state will "be I permitted to remain open the entire I day on Mondays by securing a permit s from the county food administrator, c j ^ ! In this county the food administrator 1 ' is Prof. Joseph Rosier. J J Upon receipt "of further Instruc- i 2 t'ons. Administrator Walter Barnes t 5 I i:sued the folowing instructions, ef- = fcctive in West Virginia 'with reference to the fuel orders: Grain elevators, potato or vegetable houses, cold storage, grain storage. grain feed mills, certain necessary cereal products, manufacturers, bakers, canners, milk dealers, creamcries. condensers, all milk products manufacturers, packing and slaugh- ter houses, necessary ice plants and refrigerating, sugar manufacturers shall be exempt from order. Also manufacturers of binder twice, ammonia insecticides and fertilizers. Conference also resulted in the following slight modifications of order: All wholesalers and retail stores selling food urged by both food administration and fuel on patriotic grounds to close at noon on Mondays, except .that wherever .necessary no distribution of food to people is endangered by closing such food stores, they are at liberty to remain open all day. Necessity of remaining open to be determined by local food adminis- ; trator. who should notify local fuel ; sdmiaistartor of each case exempted. TT r* TJitrvino T" C ronroconfo ~ o: the Emergency - Fleet.""has -wired Administrator -T. Walter Barnes that the Wheeling Mould and Foundry com pany "of .Wheeling. W. Va.; is the only concern in the state that will be exempte-T because of having contracts with submarine, boat corporations which are building cargo vessels fcr the Ei lergency Fleet corporation. The_ Berkeley Woolen company of Martlnsbnrg. and the Melton Dunn Woolen company of Martlnsbnrg. W. Va.. are the manufacturers of the rtate having contracts with the United States Army. | Laborers Wanted j in Shfpping Department. Apply ; I t OWENS BOTTLE i! | MACHINE CO. |jj Notice to Ac Elks' Boost i All copy for the Elks Boc the hands of the printer n< nesday, January 23. Mail partment of THE WEST \ i;, _ fust What They Buy USTRY SIX COMPANIES I CSNIROL FOOD Of I U.S. AND ALUES 1 HI, 'iLiMji' <7 _____ rhis is Absurd State of Affairs Declares Lawyer For Employes. MS ACTION AT ONCE 1 9 Packers' Attorney Dedares SM7.nr*> Would ho TTn? *' -. justifiable. . V ... .""V 4(By Associated Press) WASHINGTON*. Jan. 22?The do- "^8| nand of Chicago packing boss, employes for government control of tb? 'ySfM neat industry during the war was '.:3H iroadened today to include all the ^3 parking plants in the United States. It was made clear at the outset of "M he hearing before mediation comnlssion today that employees believe . '..i9 he question to be one of national ne- ;SD :essity and not merely a local dispute between Chicago plants and their workers. "It is absurd for a group of six com lanies to control the food supply of ? -J he United States and the Allies'* de lared Frank P. Walsh, attorney for he workers. Mr. Walsh told'the com ; nission it was necessary for the goyirnment to act now and not wait for * i calamity. Levy Mayer, attorney for. the pack- . - .-3jB srs. argued that the company .teas' . ;"31 rying to assist the nation in tie war Lad that-there was no adequate rese ' *3 son to justify the seizure of the plants ? .-.jS rom owners. CHICAGO SCHOOLS CLOSED. j*rM| CHICAGO. Jan. 22.?All parochial ff riM md private schools of Chicago 'were " .s? dosed today until next Monday.while . jjjJB .he grade public schools closed for a : reek and scheduled for re-opexdng to- . . j norrow. will remain closed till next '2 Honday on account of fuel shortage. llgn SCIIW13 aiuuc mil iCiimiK vrj#w* Moose Meeting in Cunningham's Hall next to the ! Manley hotel. ' ~imM Wednesday Night Instead of regular meeting at Moose lodge hall. Announcement Changing Location of Meat I have removed from 316 Water ;: 3 street and opened a first class ;! * meat market at 111 Fairmont Ave.. ; McCoy building, where I will he : '-j pleased to serve my old customers !; and welcome new patrons. WiH : . deliver to all parts of the city. G. T. FEDERER. Phone 118-R. "L~ ~-'Lr - - - i j-i_i-in_ru~?-i? - 'i Shorthand and -i y pt- vv i lung x^uuoo , For Beginners V?S will be organized Tuesday. v >|| night, January 22, at the: High School Building: New students or formes; ?; ^;C| old students will be ad- H :'7A="a5M mitted. If interested, call I _i . Lrur-n^-J-un-ni-r-unr i.-. _ - '-Tij-jxr.-, ^ Ivertisers in . | sr Edition j <W t jpj >ster edition should bein j ^ )t later ihan noon, Wed- j copy to Advertising De- j :^|1 IKGINIAN. 1 I ' # I I H * [ J B