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_^^I^Lisi3?aj?ffi__MEMttgR A?soc?atei>>BEsa' ~PAmMON3V WEST VIRGINIA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 25, 1918. topaits news today PRICETmiEE Cgggg^
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W>n<IeT?(l A wstv While Suf
fering Frcm Mental
Again Became 111 There and
. Wound Up in a Parkersburg
After an absence of over one and
9nc-half months. E. L. Jones. the Lin
coin diet-let l'arrner who disappeared
so mysteriously on Be - am her 1. has
?tetntnou to his come at C^wns. W. Va.
Mr. Jones states that he did not
- mean to leavfe home and that he was
out of his mind when he did so. He
left home with every intention of comtns
to his dairy in this city but when
he came to his senses he found him*
self in Cincinnati. O. He was there
a few days and sprain lost his senses,
this time landing in a factory at Parfcersburjr.
from which place he re-J
tomed to his home when he recover-:
It is claimed that Mr. Jones is afflicted
with compression of the brain I
and that this was the cause of his
mental troubles. At present be. is at
his home near Downs and is slightly
ill. I
Mr. Jones is a well known resident
of Lincoln district and has many
friends who will be triad to learn of
{lis return. Searches have been made
for him tfcrouahcuf the state since his
departure, bat were all in vain.
His dairy at the corner of Cleveland
avenue and Jackson street is still j
nrjuiim nr nniirn
rtHMiisjr mm
Without Them They Will
Have to Close Monday
TVherever cause can be shown that
it is necessary for the good of the
community that a grocery or food
store of any kind remain open the
entire day on Mondays during the period
that has been designated as heatless
days, such store may remain open
the entire day otherwise the store
must close at noon for the following'
nine consecutive Mondays. I
This ruling has. been authorized by I
the Federal government, sanctioned by!
the- state government, and in turn by i
the-county administrator Joseph
Mr. Rosier In commenting upon the
situation states that a more formal request
to be allowed to remain will
not be considered sufficient ground to
grant the permit but that in case sufficient
cause is shown why the closing
of a certain store will be detrimental
to health or comfort a permit will be
granted for that store to remain open
provided application is made.
Theatre Managers
Organize a Circuit
At a meeting of the theatre managers
of West Virginia, held in Wheeling
yesterday, an organization was
perfected of the managers called the
West Virginia Circuit of Theatres.
1 The officers elected fere: R. Robinson.
Clarksburg, president; S. J. Hytnan.
Huntington,-vfee president, and
Fred E. Johnson. Wheeling, secretary.
The directors are George Weeden, of
Charleston; M. E. Morgan. Fairmont,
and J. W. Mercer, of Washington. Pa.
The object of the organization is to
promote and fo secure a better class,
of .attractions for the entire state.
*? oil nr tk? theatre managers
f IftWIVUii; .??? 1
of the state were present, and al! of the
theatres of the state will affiliate
with the organization.
Freight Embargo May
?*-. Be Lifted Monday
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25.?Successful
.rerouting of jnocb western freight
over Southern lines and better, weath?
er today orer most of the east prompted
HaOroad administration officials
j? to declare that the general freight emjEj
barge now imposed on three eastern
trunt linoe would be removed by MonZ-/
dag^ror,' Tuesday. Coal movements
4were reported far greater,tqday than
ata ny.tihore in the past ten days.
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Rotary Parade
Started Boom
In W7.S.S. Sales
i The parade yesterday afternoon j
was a patriotic Inceptive to many j
| people who stood on the sidewalks j
and watched the Rotarians march j
! down the street. At least 30 onI
lookers were so impressed that :
j they followed the parade tfe the |
' postoffice and purchased War Sav- j
j ings stamps amounting to $82.40.
! The clerks at the postoffice state
that the Rotarians came first and (]
[ then the "effects." j
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Invitation Was Extended
Yesterday by Messrs. De
Bolt and Tarleton.
The Clarksburg Coal Club has accepted
the Invitation to be the guests
of the Fairmont Coal Club at a meet- j
| ing to be arranged at The Fairmont |
[ some time in the near future. The
j invitation was extended to the Clarks-'
bngers at th?tr weeiciy luncoom served
at the Waldo yesterday. George De
Bolt and C. H. Tarlton of Fairmont
Coal clnb attended the meeting and
extended the invitation.
The Clarksburg clnb 'will*endeavor
to come to Fairmont next Wednesday
night, although this date has. not been
definitely decided upon. It is the plan
of the clnb to omit their mid-week,
luncheon and have an evening meeting
of the two coal clnbs.
The members of the Chuknhync glnbJ
were glad to receive the invitation
and expressed their willingness to cooperate
with the Fairmont clnb in
solving tbe coal problems.
Dinner for Directors.
Rev. W. D. Reed, a director of the!
Fairmont and Masontown Coal "com-1
panv entertained the other members
of the board of directors, the office
force and several other friends at din'
e* Trto '
ner ur. n ?t?. .
Fairmont. Out of town guests present
were M. L. Blackburn of Masillon.
Ohio. W. T. Hughes of Washington
Pa.. Charles Hughes of Mound svflle
and F. E. Mower of Hendricks. W. Va.
Other guests present were J. E. Wells
T. L. Rowand. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Politic.
Miss Dora Cox and Rev. and
Mrs. Reed.
Coal Notes.
The Consolidation is distributing to
its emi'orea an appeal to every man
to do all that he can to help Win the
war. The. appeal has been printed j
in English., Italian. Russian and Slovak
and 15.000 will be distributed.
A dispatch from Morgantown says
the Rosedale Coal company which has
been In operation just north of Morgantown
on the Baltimore and Ohio
is at work cn plans for new opening?)
which will enable it to ship by boat.
A resolution pledging their co-operation
with National Fuel Administrator
Garfield with a view of malting
his administration a srccws w?a uiuu
imonsly adopted at a meeting held at
Bntler, Pa;, of coal operators of Clarion.
Armstrong. Bntler, Mercer and
Lawrence counties.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hall
Is Buried Today
! Funeral services over the body of
| Mrs. Elizabeth Hall whose death occurred
Tuesday were held this afternoon
at 2 o'clock from her late residence
on Fourth street. Reverend C.
E. Goodwin, of the First M. E- church,
pastor of the deceased, conducted the :
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services aua was awisicu uj ju?. m. ?.
Stoet2er. of the First Presbyterian
church. A quartet from the M. E.
choir rendered musical selections.
There were many beautiful floral offerings
from friends and relatives.''1
At the conclusion of the services the
body tvas conveyed to Woodlavro cemetery
where it -was laid to rest . The
pallbearers were Dr. J. O. McXeely,
I John Latimere. L. West. C. O. Jackson,
P. L. Holland and Dr. Brock Cox. the
latter of Shinnston.
300 People See
Income 7!ax Man
Fully ' seventy-five persons visited
| tie county court room this afternoon
to seek Information on the. subject of
the income tax. To date fully 300
have made inquiries.
The majority of the people appear
to understand the filling out of the
blanks fairly well. Most of the inquiries
are on excess profit tax. this I
apparently proving to be the most con- j
fusing part of the matter.
1qwer io An Advertis
4* / ' V . . ' "ZJ* it*- :
'Tlx said that no two men saluti
go-vi eye to note the difference bett
?well, there's do such ammal. Her
XOTE?If you want a copy of th
i>nhlio Information. W
I up lO Q31Q SO LilciL. XL may wc w?v v*, .
the finest in the state. .It was in the
Morgan trial that it was apparent that
the library on criminal law was deGcient
as it was necessary to send out
of town for certain volumes.
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| Dad Also Comes in For His
| Own With This Year's
Valentines made their appearance
in the city shops today and while the
nsual love missives with hearts and
flowers predominate in the o&erings.
a patriotic note has. been included in
many, which are especially designed
[ for the lads across the sea said lit the
| national castonemsnts.
Mather has her snecial valentine and
' for a wonder "dad" also has his the
latter being done tip in pink roses and
ribbons just as attractively as is mothers
which means a step forward for
? ?
Another American
Is Killed in Action* i
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON", Jan. 25.?General
Pershing today reported "another
' American soldier killed in action on j
Jan. 22 hot no details. .
The man killed was Sergeant Fred J
P. Thompson. His*'bs6ther Ralph]:
Thompson lives at Georgetown. HI.
ement to Print It in *
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Lawyers Raise Money for
Legal Library by Nov- j
el Means.
?ai the message that flew over the [
telephone yesterday afternoa to the
various lawyers of Marlon county and
it was responsible for twenty-nine of
them coughing up $100 apiece toward
the new addition to the library in the
court house. It was $ novelty in campaigning
and many a lawyer while
. stung had a good laugh over the ruse.
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t Ho was either oongea to
"across" or be embarrassed before aj
P roomful of lawyers or former victims. J
who were given reserved seats as they
I were relieved of the simoleons.
A special meeting of the Marion
County Bar Association was held on
Wednesday evening at which it was
decided to raise about $3,500 to provide
the new books. A committee was
appointed with Attorney James A.
Meredith as chairman. I :a other
members are Attorney Ross A. Watts
and Trevy Nutter. It was Mr. Meredith
who was referred to when the j
message was broadcasted, "come over,
Jim wants to see you.""
1 Today the committee continued its
j pruning process and a fine tooth comb
will be ran through the legal profession
from the judges down.
The idea Is to bring the law libraryf
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nrr ajjifa
f v^9
r ?f.n the salutes of two seasoned Amer
e. t-jT instance, are storm at f alute, F
is photograph send ten cents and thl i
r ashingxon.
Secretary of W/ir Writes
Senator Chamberlain
About It.
Baiter today ashed Senator Chamberlain
toi arrange an'occasion at which
members of. Congress disposed to do
so may-attend and hear a statement
in reply to 'the -Senator's charges ofinefficiency-in
the army.
Secretary Baker sent the following
letter to the Senator:
"My Dear Senator Chamberlain:
"* '" ? ? oWann 'T??ifVi
A lie ucnuuua' nuivu ij
regar.1 to the conduct of the war require"
a'n explicit statement from zne
for the information of your committee
and generally for the information
of Congress and county. *
"I feel that in justice I owe such a
statement to the splendid officers a*-U
men of the army who have forgotten '
themselves and labored with-self sac-i
rifice and, as I think, success in the
building of a great army. It is <kie
to the great number of men of . business
and of affairs who have accepted
the invitation of the war department
and brought their business' experience
their talents and their judgments
to work ip hand, and I think
the people of the country are entitled
to have, at large a summary of what
has been done by America in the war!
P "I therefore respectivelyrequest
that your committee arrange , an opportunity
for me to make such a. statement
and that the time and .place can .
be fixed so as to enable all members j
OX lue O.tJiXitte auu nuuov Ui
sentatives who are so disposed to attend.
"If this request can be complied
with I shall t)? tappy to be advised
iit 'he .earliest convenience of the
time and .place.
250 Questionnaires
Have Not Eeturned
The work of the local draft board;
has been greatly delayed by the large)
number' of registrants who have" hot
completed and returned their .quesr
tiorrnaires. Just at present there are.
fully 350 of the 1.626 regisrants on the
delinquent list.
The board is having a great deal, of
tronble"' getting the questionnaires
from the registrants who have enlisted
in some branch of service and who are
not in Fairmont. Many others are
now at the postoffice undelivered..
The 250 registrants who have failed
to return their questionnaires wilt forfeit
all rights for deferred classification.
z$ 1 regardless of their circumstances
will be placed in Class 1.
oesi qu?uuv ui uw*
1 meats. " .
111 Fairmont Ave.
PHONE 118-R.
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cate comparison. It -would take a
lean regulars. But the "allied salute"
renc!?. English, So tch and American
s clipping to the Division of Pictures.
They Will Make a .Vocational
Card Index of lite
Registrants. -.
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school teachers ~ot "Fairmont )
will now "have -an "opportonitj to ren-j
der service to the government as have
the lawyers and physicians. Under
date of January- 9- the President drafted
the educational organization of the
United States to make out a vocation
al card index of every man. mat.is registered
who has not already been inducted
into military service.
The local draft board now has its
records complete and., the teachers of
Fairmont may begin their work just
as soon as the necessary index cards
Principal G. H. Colebank and Super-j
intendent of Schools O. G. Wilson will !
*? 'a* IaooI 'Hraff: !
organise iuc nui.iv *yt ? .
board. It will be -necessary that the J
high school principal,- and the '. city :
superintendent, -select - their most'
skilled and competent -teachers to as- {
sist in the work, as it must be <one ac-:
curately and promptly. It.is very like- j
ly that -the .cards will be used as a
basis of all future calls. j
The object .of "the'card, index is to j
furnish the War department name and ;
address. classification, " education,
name of employer and industrial "qualification
of every man registered, not
already in service.
The'drafting of tbe'educational force
of the.city is on .a parallel-with the
drafting of the Legal Advisory- and
Medical Advisory- boards:
i WASHINGTON*, 'Jam:'25^?The resignation
of Theodofce '^l^errls, chief l
"ship designer for "the-femw^ency fleet f
mmnraHnn -van aeeeDted -today by I
Chairman *. Hurley, of ' the 'Shipping
Laborers Wsinte^ v
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f InShlpplng Department. Apply '
Nntirp of
The following banks will close
Saturday night, January 26. 1918,
. . AIAA T> U '-A# Q W? 1
ac s;vu r* a* v*,?? y. ?
order Ithat tie clerks.-may attend
tie Newell Dwigit Hillis lecture at
Fairmont Opera^House at 8:00 P.
M. Saturday night,* given under
tie anaplces of:the "War Savings
Stamp Committee.
The National-Bank of Fairmont
The-Peoples.National Bank - ' j
Fairmont Trurt Company
Home Savings Bank 1
Mononsahela Bank, of Fairmont ?
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VIII IllUkkkva
Evacuation of Russ
wise Is a Matte:
Only the Gov
mediately <
Little Hope of Getting Germs
Scheme of Disposing of
Views Also
( .
(By Assor
BliRLIX, Jan. 23.?Count Ton He:
stag committee said that the evacuat
which only concerned Russ^l and the
Commenting on the 14 points it
"nMlcAn'e fa Coi
m ncsiuciu " ?
I merit could be obtained without diff
ing the fifth point mentioned by Pres
difficulty would be met with.
Germany never demanded the ir
lence. the Chancellor asserted. He si
by Germany and Austria-Hungary. "VI
tied, he added. Germany would be r<
of Peace.
The Chancellor-declared that G<
lence. but that the questions of nort>
France and" Germany.
He'asserted there could be no ti
' The four'flrst points in Presid<
i urn HeiUmr-gald an ag
I ftculty related to the abolition of s<
seas outside 'territorial waters subj<
economic bai'rieis and the establishn
nations and reduction of armament.
The' fifth'point in regard to whi<
would be met with provided for
claims jja^ed on the. principle that tl
most hare equal weight with the els
to be determined.
LONDON. Jan. 25.?Austria-Hur
are two belligerents whose intersts w
acterized the speech of President Wii
ant advance toward the Austro-Hur
some proposals in which Austria-Huns
The foreign minister said the pc
own fate. The Polish question must
after the war wished to advance tow
would be welcomed.
Count "Czernin qualifying his sts
some of President Wilson's proposa
support 'Germany.
Hertling Talks Like i
Victorious General
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON'. Jan. 25.?Based on
the short cabled outlines of the
speeches of the German and Austrian
premiers to their respective parlixnents
the opinion is expressed >? officials
here that no substantial auvance
toward the final peace sought by all
belligerents has resulted from the declaration.
It is true that expressions
of Count Cxernin, the Austrian premier
appeared to-be-more conciliatory in
tone than previous utterances from
that quarter, but beyond vague statements
that the possibility of peace neNORMAL
f will be discussed tonight at the Gran
? ? Vln nntfnrm T
. tTauce. urea mpwuuuife mux ranee,
then discarding his unifform u
tzenship lived in captured Belgian tex
war fronts for nearly two years, pera
horribleness of the German rule. F
from captured Belgian and French t?
m&tion for..the. Allies,.and when ti
brought from Germany the greatest
has passed the German barrirr. It 3
man trim can eloquently and trnthfi
this horrible German made war.
Captain DeBeanf )-t Rices a than
! sonal interviews at the close of th
r~ ~7r7r^,
in order to take care of the n
forms, report blanks and records a)
manufacturing establishments -the
Company has doubled the capacity
the machines in charge of expert i
Prompt -delivery of all kinds of
Is ncr?r possible and orders for this
factory'results on the meet intrlca
Fairmont Printing
Fairmont, W
onfuknce~-Thafs T\
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it nrni inrn H
I DtuUflu a
ian Territory Liker
That Concerns
mulleins im*
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my to Agree to the American
the Colonies?Austria's .
ot Favorable.
rtllng in his address before the Reich- *--wJjS
ion of Russian territory was a question ?
i Central powers.
1 the program of world peace set forth . - - '
l^re.is, the Chancellor said an agree- .'
iculty on the first four points., Regard- - . si
ident Wilson the Chancellor said' MOM - y;
(corporation of Belgian territory hy rib- , fsSa
lid the fate of Poland would be decided - ^
"hen all other questions had been set- I
sady to discuss the question of s L>eagn?
srmany did not wish annexation by violern
France could be discussed only tij _ ''Cjg
ilk of the cession of Alsace Eorraine, . .
reement could Hk reached wltfioBt
?crei diplomacy, free navigation of tin
ict to international laws, removal o.' jf
lent of-equal -trade- conditions Among A
:h the Chancellor, said- aome-diffiqiTtieSt \
impartial adjustments of. aUfXplafftl
c interests of the popalaUon:conugi'ai?<i
liins of the government whose title ;tr
igary ana America, count czerma mm, .
'cro less than they seemed. He"cpar- |
Leon regarding war aims as an; import- "
tgarian view point -which contained
:ary -would gladly Join.. ~ *
'pulatlon of Poland would decide,'.tbr \
not delay peace one day.-. If.Polapd . " -#j|
'ard Austria-Hungary. su<ih an advance !; - 5^
itements respecting an agreement"-with . .
Is by saying that Austra-HungaryWould ;
gotiations are contained ln/the '"id.- ' ;/\3?S
dresses of President Wilson- and -?* >.
mier Lloyd George there Is no sag
sesLiim ui a suueiium gi an> UL UIIT
extreme contentions of' the military
element in the central states.
deed Is coucheCMn language .of]a?vlotorous
general and It.Is noted that
nowhere does he specifically abandon >23
the claim for indemnity and territory.
the Austrian premier of any claim - ^
to other nations: ' Considering that
Germany has undertaken to] dominate
the Russian Balkan provinces-and that
the Central powers already have xec-.
ognized the independence ^
Ukraine, thus constituting .* lgriBer state
between Russia and Austria in
Austria is making no special gacrifics g
IGUE in. all their horrible phase*.;
d Opera House by Captain J. 3t De- j
nder the protection of American, cit- j . ?
ritory. In uermany, ana an irc
anally investigating the sureltiesvaDd
rom every war tront an>i espeda2&>{^.-^
irritory he gathered a mass ofThfbr- i
lie United States declared war he.-..? -v .?g
collection at direct information that . jjijjgjl
on are Americans, come anil heat?i? jS . i?y
deliver first-hand knowledge-of'- y?l?gfl
oee for persv?tl Tn-r?ti'?ii3 aad'per-1/
e lecture. Admission S cents. id
a *IH
ipidly increasing demand for ruled i j .
pon the part of coal companies and ' } 7Fairmont
Printing and Publishing "
of its ruling department and uat -;j,
t ruling, binding and form printing ' $ t
class of work are solicited. Satis te
of ruled work is guaranteed. ?
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