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- Fairmont, west Virginia, Tuesdayevek^g,February 12,'191& pbtcethbee^^ |
> SHORTAGE NOW
(^onmiMsrc MaV Rprnmp Tn-:
terested in Protest
| WANT TS UtfBH OARS!
Protest Filed Against Send-!
' ing Empty Clo~"*l
I Cars West.
The shortage of coal cars in the
Fairmont district is estimated to total
at least 3,500 and possibly 4.000 at this
time having amounted to 3.021 up to
January 21. according to figures already
compiled. This regional short- j
f . . age is a very serious matter to north- j
/ era "West Virginia and is a cause of;
' concern not only to coal operators but j
to bankers, merchants, business men.:
miners and in fact to everyone having ;
the interests of the region at heart. ,
The situation has become so serlou6 :
that the banking interests of Clarks- j
burg protested recently to W. G. Mc- j
Adoo. director general of the rail-i
? roads, and sifch action is now contem
V plated by the Fairmont banking inter-1
V ests. The regional shortage is a very
1 serious matter to northern West Vir1
ginia and is likely to lead to action
I from the business men's associations
I and other bodies manifesting an inter"i
est in the general welfare of this section.>
The regional shortage is not
j solely the conceru oi coal operators but
/is of vital importance to every busi-.
ness, man in this section.
- * Xtye regional snorrage <u>g CVU\.CiU? I
thosf industries which are seeking
Fairmont coal in vain and the suggestion
>has been made that coal companies
should make the situation
plain to. their, cutomersr-'It is possible
that plants that find the coal of this
region the most desirable and most
satisfactory will add their pressure to
the demand being made on Mr. McXdoo
to. see that the regional shortage is
Scott Promises Cars.
Railroad -fuel is about all that is
leaving the Fairmont district at present.
The car supply continues to be
very poor and is disheartening to coal
operators, miners and buincss people
(Continued on Tage Four.)
HTHfS nun m
> n I liL.ii nnu uun
Y. M. C. A. Will Repeat One
of Last Years Popular
-.i _ i
ti "Father and Son** -week. February }
11-17. trill be observed at the Fairmont |
Young Men's Christian Association, j
The annual observance has become]
one of the big gatherings of the year J
at the local Y. M. C. A. and is looked
forward to with much interest by the
Fathers and Sons of Fairmont.
' Again this year; a Father and Son !
banquet will be given. The banqnet i
will be held at the Y. M. C. A. on Friday
evening of this week. An interesting
program is being prepared in an
effort to make the banquet this year
bigger and better than ever.
. . The annual gathering of the Fathers
and Sons of Fairmont last year was
well attended and will be remembered
by all those who were present.
(... ; Large
at Brooks Meeting
Evangelists Brooks and Lewis conducted
another splendid service last
night at the Christian church, having J
the largest Monday night audience yet I
. ? It was announced that on Tuesday i
' night the Preacher's Trio,would sing;!
\ The evangelist said he wanted, to com-1
f J 'jmandeer ail the cars in the church for;
si a /rise in the campaign the next four
Jjrij I -days and wanted the membership to
get in touch w.'th the unconverted peo3*.
Ifle of the city.
r- ~ Last night Mr. Brooks preached on
' the suject "Five Kingdoms" showing
>. , how we pass from ehe kingdom of innocency'into
the kingdom of*sin and!
that there is only one way to pass j
, from the kingdom of righteousness i
. which is the church and that is by |
.obedience to the gospel.
jS This'afternoon two of the districts .
had meetings which were attended by
the evangelists. <
H I The Merit o\
AIR FI8RTS OVER |
German Air Scouts Take'
Good Look at the Amer- j
(B/ Asaot!at?a Pr?i)
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN"!
FRANCE, Feb. 12.?It was bright ar.d j
clear today .and a considerable number
of aircraft was over American tcr-'
tor. The enemy machines were busy'
taking photographs and making observations
and a number of air fights resulted.
One group of three enemy airplanes
flew so low that they became
targets for anti aircraft and machine
guns and were driven off.
The artillery continued active on J
both sides. The enemy dropped shells j
into number of villages behind American
line and the American artillerymen
Only one man was reported wounded
during the past 24 hours. He was
injured by a bursting shell in a village
behind the line. Several American
patrols reached the enemy wire
entanglements t^at night without encountering
GET BAD FLOODING
Gorge at Brownsville in Monongahela
CINCINNATI, Ohio. Feb. 12.?With
the river at this point showing stage
of 60.5 feet early today and continuing
to rise at the rate of fwo feet an
hour rivermen contend that only the
breaking of the ice gorge below the
city can save it from a disastrous
flood. The United States weather forcaster
has announced that the water
will go above 65 feet if the dam bolds.
This will be 15 feet above the danger
line and will inundate a large area- of
ground on both the Ohio' 'and Kentucky
sides of the river.
PITTSBURG. Feb. 12.?To remove
the danger of a flood and to permit
the resumption of river traffic United
States engineers today began the
breaking up of the nine mile ice gorge
in the Monongi-hela river near Brownsvilla.
Pa., by the use of dynamite.
The dislodging of the large gorge j
said to be 50 feet high in places which j
started to move out early Sunday, butj
later jammed at a bend in the river, t
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win enable many steei j?iauu> in m<=|
Pittsburg district having coal mines
above Brownsville to receive badly
It is estimated that removal of the
gorge will permit the shipment of
more than 35.000 tons of coal daily.
DEALERS IK FOOD
TO KEET MGHI
Will be Told What They
Can and Cannot Do in
Sale of Food.
Much interest centers in the conference
to be held tonight at the Y. M.
C. A. between food dealers of the
city and county chairman Joseph Rosier.
representing the food adminiseration.
J. T. Brennen of Wheeling,
executive secretary of the state food
administration will he present and will
address the conference.
The object of the conference Is
rjcnlorc maV hftpfimo
familiar with the rules and regulations
as issued by the government governing
the sale of -wheat and other products
Chairman Rosier believes that the
food dealers of the county will with
one accord perform the patriotic duty
assigned to them when they become
thoroughly acquainted with the
restrictions governing the sale of certain
The meeting tonight is a kind of
get together meeting and it is expected
to result in the food dealers enforc
ing to the letter of the government
rules governing the 6ales of foodstuffs
Friday night a similar meeting will
be held in Mannington when dealers
< * *??+ Mrt rtf thn rnimtv will meet
with Mr. Rosier to discuss the rules
and regulations governing the sale of
T. K. HAJ> COMFORT A BRK NIGHT.
NEW YORK. Feb. 12.?Theodore
Roosevelt passed a fairly comfortable
night and "was resting easily this
morning, it was stated at Roosevelt
hospital, where he underwent an
operation last week because of ab:esses
in'his ears. * " -j
f the Medium Fixes 1
HI ARMY i
DIE ID ODE DM
Got Good Start at Luncheon I
Gi^-en at The Fairmont
J. E. Watson, Jr., Will be
the Host at This Evening's
Things are stirring in Marion county
today in the drive for $2,200 for the
Salvation Army war work-Boy Scout
campaign which is on. The work was
definitely mapped out at The Fairmont
after W. J Wiegel, county chairman,
entertained the city teams at
lunch last evening, and today everyone
V t -t to work. Hopes are entertained
that this campaign may be "put
across today." so the three days will!
not be consumed as the campaign originally
calls for. The idea is to save
time for the business men who are engaged
in the drive.
This morning the employes of the
Prudential Life Insurance company
lifted a collection and a neat sum was
W. J. Wiegel, county manager of the
campaign, today. received a checic
from the Methodist Protestant Temple
congregation, which covered the
collection,' that had been lifted there
on Sunday. A stranger happened into
the office of Mr. Wiegel today and laia
down four crisp new' dollar bills towards
the great work.
As a means of gathering some funds
Mr.- Wieget this morning-arranged to
have a kettle, placed in the rooms of
the local Bed-Cross-society. It is expected
that the ladies of that worthy
organisation'will, lejid a helping hand
to theSalvation army -war fund and
that a substantial sum will be raised.
-Captain John O'Bierne this morning
vistted '-the school at Monongab and
was 'very, favorably received. The
teacher of the school said that the students
appeared to be more interested
in thi^'cause than any which hereto-1
fore had bobbed up. All want to'
he i;tfie nafriots. A collection will be]
liftedrthere. Some are to give five
cents,%thers ten cents and some smaller
amounts. Those who cannot afford
it. however, will not be embarrassed.
Superintendent of Schools Conley has
done a great work in Grant district.'
Uonongah is alive for fair, for today a I
worker visited a small'mine and $35 I
was lifted in the collection. Captain j
O'Bierne was so well received in Mo-1
nongah today that he was obliged to
promise.his hearers that he would re- ]
turn again to talk to them about the
Salvation Army's war work.
Captain O'Bierne will visit the school |
at Fairview tomorrow, as Captain |
O'Bierne is assigned to a team and i
other work he pleads with the citizens
not to forget the kettles on the street. ]
Tonight the team captains and workers
will meet at The Fairmont for the
purpose of receiving reports on the
first and it is expected the final day
of the campaign. The workers will
assemble at 6 o'clock sharp and will
be entertained at lunch by J. E. Watson,
Chairman Wiegel in opening his remarks
last ' evening said that "the
ground was well prepared for the campaign"
and he thought that with the
abundant advertising that was given
it was a case or simply collecting the
money. The Salvation Army war
work'has been "clearly outlined. He
stated that Captain' John O'Bierne, of
the local barracks, was not only willing.
but anxious to do this work.
Captain O'Bierne was the first
speaker at the lunch. "I love the Salvation
Army." was the way be began.
Then told how he became interested in
the work in Fond du inc. Wis., and
told a.thrilling story ot how his life
was entwined with the worlc of this
soul-saving organization, injecting
personal phases. He related how "bad
citizens were made good" and stated
that the Salvation Army does- work
that no other organization can do. He
referred to the/'million dollar drive"
in the United States as asKing ror a
modest sum. In war times just as in
peace times the doors of the Sanation
Army are wide open to Protestant,
Catholic or Jew. alike. ' He told of the
great .moral force that the women
workers hare been in the Salvation
Army uplift movement., which has been
one of its bulwarks since its institution
in 1865., In the far away warstricken
countries you will find Salvation
Nell sewing buttons on the soldiers*
coats or singing a song to cheer
the "boys in khaki." Captain O'Bierno
then told of the sock exchange that
has been established "over there." After
the men leave the trenches with
their .wet clothing they can procure
a clean and. dry. pair of socks upon returning
the damp. pair. Captain
(Continued on Page Poor.}
he Putting Power of
0 BE HI
?3f? Lincoln *sr?oe>d
Ain <i~ grii** e i. c h
(He aske^ us -fco trj
Sib . tBere am
! ^%o|woul& no-fc 1?
And /pie d d? hi&-i
Wei 1 p Wi 3 sor>'" stw
And- wfio ~ rnay ^rta
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NOW HNML HERE
Will Have to Stand Trial on 1
Sheriff A. M. Glover returned last
night from Harrisville. Ritchie county ^
where he took into custody Emanuel ?
Jones who was in jail at that, place, f
; Jones is charged witn me nrotner.
Harry Jones, -with having robbed Isador
Zaslaff of $115 and a $30 gold
tValtham watch ct Annabelle trolley
stop on the night of December 14.
Emanuel Jones was arrested in Ritchfe
connty for breaking into a store
and committing a robbery. He will
no doubt be indicted fn that county
Upon his arrival here in Fairmont
SherifT Glover had highway robbery
charges prefrred against Jones before
Justice Musgrove. He is now
committed to the county Jail.
His brother. Harry Jones, was arrested
by county officers on Saturday
and gave bond in the sum of $2,000
before Justice Conaway to appear before
the next grand jury.
Charges will be pressed in both
Marion and Ritchie county against
IS IIFIER HEBE
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Freight For Points on Three
Local Divisions Will Now
Th blanket embargo on the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad so far as it j
applies to the MonOngah, Wheeling j
and Pittsburgh divisions was lifted-I
here today, and now car load and less |
than car load shipments of anything j
can be received tor points on those'
an Ad?Put Yours in
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scmong u?I a.31
assen t? the*cj3r^
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eLs* wr>ei-e ""Lincoln S"t
fiis\ Ca^jse. is" ?'ood>,.
iT><3/, if" fie <s\Bafa ~ f*al
jT1- powered S"ii~e-r?g
Sand fas-fc! fe*irovs^h ti
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^ f '-1918; br thi
8EWEEKJ6 m I
Interesting: Statistics Deel-j
oped Today in County
VtVJ. AX O AW^?VA ?
One-fourth of the girls marry
vhen they are under twenty years,!
icd almost one-third marry when
hey are oetween twenty and twentyive
years, in Marion county, accordng
to the annual report "of the couny
clerk which shows-that 407 raar ages
took place, as computed today
>y Ed Phillips, deputy clerk. Girls'
hances of marrying after they roach
he thirty mark are slim, as only
ifty out of the batch or 12% per cent
ire joined in bonds of matrimony afer
that mile stone has been turned.
Between the ages of thirty and
ind forty years only twenty-five em:arked
on the seas of matrimony durng
the year, while only fifteen took
ihances between forty and fifty years.
Mve tried this phase of the voyage
>f life between fifty and seventy.
Tone were tied up between the ages
>f 70 and 80 years.
The grand old man in the marriage
;ame' in Marion county last year was
John Lm. SKinner, 01 r atruum, wuv
vas ninety years old when he took
:ut a- license to marry Elizabeth
Swisher, aged sixty. The couple were
narried by Rev. C. E. Goodwin. Mir.
skinner is a native of Charles county,
men married between 20 and
!5 years. Between the ages of 30
md 30. who are affected by the miliary
draft, there wen 279 men married.
There were a number of men
The schedule of marriages in Marcn
county last year were as follows:
Jnder 20 years 34 108
Between 20-25 years 366 183
Between 25-30 years 313 71
Between 30-35 years 50 18
Between 35-40 years 25 32
Between 4 0-45 years 15 9
Between 45-50 years S. 6
Between 50-60 years 14 3
Between 60-70 years 1 2
3etwcen 70-80 years 0 0
Lighty and upwards- 3 0
Total 407- 407
The West Virginia
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! WILL CONVENE HERE
Interesting" Program Being
. Prepared For. a Two
liay ijratnenngr. j;
The annual meeting of the West VIr-1 (
ginia Laundrymen's Association will i
be Weld at The Fairmont some time '
during the month of February. It is '
very probable that the annual meeting
will take place on February 22 and 22. ,
This date has not been definitely de- :
The president of the association is
W. L Lydic. of this city, and the secre- '
tary is W. J. Parkhill. of Clarksburg.
Although an unusually large crowd is i
not expected because of the railroad i:
condtions and other handicaps, a good I '
meeting is being planned.
The annual meeting is usually held j
on February 22 and 23 and is looked ,
forward to with mnch interest by the j
laundrymen of West Virginia.
mm MB HUH !
BANK TO START HERE
Members of F. B. M. A. Sub- ;
scribed to Stock Yesterday
. For the purpose of learning more
about the Community Savings and
Loan bank -to be organised in Fair
tenmKnro ?f thft FaiTOOHt I
| U1UUC .UiO iMVUiwVAV v?. M.W ?
Business Hen's Association met in the
office of Secretary Trevey Nutter yesterday
afternoon. The proposed or- J
ganization 'was explained to the mem
hers attending by James R. Bartholm '
who is in Fairmont in the interest of '
the association. 1
A number of the merchants attend- -<
ing subscribed stock in the organ iza- '
tion. Knough stock has been subcrib- "
ed to assure the establishment of the 1
bank.' ... i
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% The Paper People
First Time This Has Happen , |
Ail CIHAA fl?A U/'AV*
kJUIW Ul? VTCU \yjjgM
IT WILL BU HX1VK :||
Mr. Wilson Hopes to GeS > 5
Congress to Agree"V |
His Program. V ^
(By Associated Press) - ' wireB
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12?Presl^snt ^
Wilson will begin a series of conferences
tomorrow with Congress leadcrs.
boeh Republicans and Democrats, ~ a
on all pbases of war legislation. . .. 'iB
For the first time members of both.
nortioa are to he talren into th? Whita 1.
House conGdence in the consider*tion
of war legislation and in this
way the administration expects, to '
smooth out some of the difficulties
which confront the war program. :vJgj
Tlie pending bill to empower the' .
president to consolidate executive m EH
department functions and redistrlb- '* '* ^51
ute work among them, now openly :
ipposed by the Republicans w01.be one- - ag
of the -Grst subjects to come up. Some
of the Democrats do not fltxor . .5^
it aad Republicans openly denounce "yjJB
denounce it as conferring too great .
authority. The bill, however: is.the -.'laS
administration counter proposal to
the Senate military calhtuittee BTto
create a suoc.r war cabinet -Xiuln direc-. ;
The Prciident Is represented|*S:' i t!;.5j?|
being unalterably opposed to thecbm-~ -*
mitece pl-m and many members 'of;
president'.* p?a ' The purpose of -the
cohfsrerces is to arrive at Sbme.com
promise oft file Subject
is every indication thct they-Trtll be
carried on throughout -the- war. % 'Jiv
More Than Sixty Inquiries jb
Have Been Made'So ,V
Everybody 'wants to help Uncle Sam .:
and there has been an avalanche of ; -*j
applicants for the government ahlp
building Industry for the purpose of;'
m ? ? w T> ch.<M-: safi oisaH
speeding up me ?u. ?. .. D._
county enrollment agent, today staged-'
that he had received thirty si* mentvho
want to Join the service and" May
3r Bowen has had thirty.
Mr. Straight received word last night .
that his application blanks had .been * " ;
delayed but that they would soon 'he :
The local press and the appeals'ot :
the Four Minute Men are starting to -"-'VffiB
bear fruit. Attorney Frank C. HaSfe; :
raond chairman of the Four Mh^a&e
Mce. sent several applicants to Mr.
Straight which proves-that they-have* been
doing an effective-work. ? : '
Conservation Hints ; :imM
in Use in This
The following has been neatly ;SS?
printed on cards and posted near the:
door of the various office rooms fat; the'
Watson building: "As an act -orcoHK mon
defense help to save fuel: and* 7 '
power by turning out the light .whan:'leaving
A copy of the telegram received re-j_ #
cently by R. O. O'Neal, state Ibod'ad-l
ministrator for hotels and Testaatanto from
the national food adminldtraOea : giving
-instructions to restaurants and. ;
hotels, has been placed at each table
AV- rtf Th? "Fairmont. -V.rvSSjfSa
1110 Y --y? ? -T'
Observance of the birthday
ham Lincoln, born 109 year*- ago,)
took a more popular tnm.thaot^Cn^v^
many year? in Springfield.' the
resting. place of the martyred
lent. Instead of the exclusive .baninet
of former occasions.' twomaf
nestings were arranged for tWsi'aJpf.'S
ternoon and tonight in the state
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