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Tfcis Week Most of the Passenger
Trains Have
_ -' -Keen on x iinc.
Hi; Fills HM GIF OP
Little Notice Taken of Inl&v
* crease Which Occurred
Hie iBemoralization of passenger
traffic on reilrocds appears 10 have
WE ';.'' passed with the colder.I and most sc ky'-j
. verc winter known in fifty years. Thrcoming
o? spring weather has been
celebrated by train? corona into the
Baltimore and Ohio station on time,
with, the exception 01 No. Id which
Traits foy No. Z to make its way ncro
0$: ' mountains to Grafton and continue-:
g?->.; to run about an hour late. The irnHg:'."',
nroremcnt in passenger . n- Ice on
Saturday. Sunday and so far this week
is the chief topic of con..neat among
railroad people, the traveling public
and those who depend upon the lad
>- ter for their lirir.g.
Be:t The trains were all <-n time at Fairmont
Monday excepting 43 which
came In an hour and a half late. The
trains to Pittsburgh were running cn
^Kr' l.v.' time. Trains running between here
and Belinmon. leaving at G:35 a. r.;.
and 5:20 p. m. v. ere ou schedule time,
rerfring a policy almost forgotten for
Bgfv; - a few weeks.
? a:ji ?A* ftVA anr v.v>rr. P
r <ui uiuu b uiu jiv/i ..Pi
than other point during the long
siege of cold weather. The laie.-t
^Rv- train of that period, according to J.
"D. Flecker. the local passenger agent,
was 43 which is due here at 10:10
and arrive at 3:13. This is lateness
which those who give no thought to
the problems of railroading cannot
understand but it mu?t he remembered
that during the same period it was
unusual for fast trains running be
tween Xew York and Chicago to be
less than six or eight hours lute and
' ..I- they were often ten or twelve hours
behind their schedule.
Unprecedtented weather, connected
- with a condition which existed at
other points as well as Fairmont, is
likely responsible for the lateness of
Tho Kituation iTi
Fairmont for many months was a
fruitless effort to catch up with the
work and it seems that the same con
dltion prevailed elsewhere. The rail
roads have struggled against odds
which were impossible to conquer.
The elimination of trains has causMfev
?d more or less inconveniences to the
traveling public but there has been
less kicking than would have been expected
and people seem determined
to accept every effort made for the
general good in the right spirit. The
trains leaving Fairmont at this time
go to Pittsburg at six in the morning,
to Grafton, connecting with Baltimore,
at 6:35. to Wheeling, malting connections
west, at 6:55. to Wheeling Coca!)
at 10:10 to Baltimore ar 12:14.
to Pittsburg at 2:45. to Cumberland
at' 5:20. to Washington and Baltimore
at 9:29 and to Pittsburg at 11:40.
The rate of fare on the Baltimore
A Ohio in West Virginia was increased
to two cents and a half a mite on
February 1. This advance was permitted
by the Public Service Comn:'
sion.of West Virginia and took affect
without causing much comment. The
: tare to Grafton was increared from 54
coots to 59 cents. The fare to Wheeling
was increased from 51-67 to S2.il.
The fare to Charleston was increased
from ?5.75 to 37.-11. The fare to
Huntington was increased from ?G.43
to" 57.30. There is no change in the
price of mileage books.
Travel on the railroads is light at
2? this time but that fact is attributed
to the patriotic disposition of the people.'
There seems to be a general un'
?t?~tandin?r that the government is
to be aided in every way possible and
this has"led to the elimination of business1
trips not absolutely necessary
and the giving up of many pleasure
I trips. Possibly the thrift campaign
t?s-reduced the amount of travel for
there are more people interested in
War Savings Stamps than those who
are not in close touch with what i3
K-'. going on imagine.
' The improvement in passenger service
in northern West Virginia lias
been -notable but the clearing of the
freight muddle has kept apace. J. P.
: Anthony, local freight agent, when inHP;--/"'
terviewed this week, stated that evI
^ ? eiything was getting in good shape.
. tljat the ware house was well emptied.
that there was no longer difficulty in
employing help and that the condition
bed improved in every respect. The
embargoes have materially effected
the situation. TTp until this week the
only freight being received at Fairmont
was foodstuffs for human and"
animals, agricultural implements for
spring , work. seeds for the farmers,
and material for coal mines.
? " - j nr the
. usniet nuwiu. - - ?Baltimore
& Ohio, -who has been away
from his Job for some time in an effort
to. serve the country, is back in
harness and visited Fairmont recent.
ly, spending three quarters of an hour
la- the local yards. His visit and the
void which went out in conection
with his tour has done much to eneoarage
the railroad boys generally.
When in Fairmont Mr. Willard met
C. H- Jenkins, president of the Cen"
trsl West Virginia Coal Operators* Association.
and gave coal people an
w- - insight Into affairs which have caused
operators to view the Baltimore &
Ohio In a more liberal way and resalted
In coal people concluding, like
: the traveling public, that complaint
' was unfair and that it might well
to adopt the slogan of disagreeing
?<?? without being disagreeable.
There is a chance that, war developgeata
will lead to a kindlier feeling
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i bcivveen the railrads an.fl the people
' generally. That cccms to be the
' trend. The railroads have invited
the enmity of the public in many instances
in the past hut i t J s
j true tnat tile p'.lDtlC lias uees uum.
j unfair to the railroads, so possibly the
j present good fealing can appropriate!
ly start -with a clean siate.
, iqv_n
Hotels Which Cared for
Tourists in Beautiful Resort
Shelter Them.
TAORM1XA. Sicily. Jan. 15.? (Corresondence
of The Associated Press.^ ;
I ?Fourteen hundred refugees from the
! country north oi the Piave have found |
! shelter iu this old Sicilian mountain j
i town, described by some Americans as !
' I,? ,h/i m-'ftpM '
I tne UIOSL UCtlUUUii yiavc *** "W..?- ;
i The hotels which cared tor tourists
! before the war have been thrown open i
j to the refugees. They have rooms gen- j
; erally by tamilies. and club together j
i for their meals in much the same way ,
i that Italian immigrants make shift
; on the emigrant steamers.
| Knglish and American residents
: joined with the townspeople in proviji
ir.g clothing. The two problems are
! lood and employment, and represenia1
tives of the American Ked Cross who j
! visited here left a fund with the local !
: war committee to purchase wooi and
j pay the refugee women for knitting
i warm socks aud gloves for Italian sol-:
Five hundred refugees arrived at
midnight at the Giardini station, two
: and a half miles below on the coast
f iine raiiroad. in the midst of a torren-'
j tial downpour. The feeblest and c-ld-!
! est were brought up in carriages, bun- i
j dreds climbed the steep footpath in ut- j
i ter darkness and in fear of the eerie j
! height to which they were taken. A
j very few- had bundles of simple cloth- j
; ing. the majority only the clothes they !
| were standing in. Jsome had escaped '
: in the night barely clothed.
: Many had walked continuously for j
' five days and nights before reaching '
! the train which took eight weary uays '
I and nights to bring them here. It was j
so packed that many stood up the en- |
tire distance. Two 1 ittle children sue- i
cumbed to the hardships on the jour- i
ney. Many of the families have miss-1
ing members . Before reaching their i
trains* ixitsv ciiuurcu aimusi, v ^uu- ,
bursts of rain, the difficult crossing of j
swollen streams and sodden plains. |
with ever the horror of the pursuing ;
Austrian?. During this time families '
became separated, children lost their ;
parents and the few little treasures |
from their homes were gradually dropped
aside to make easier their hurried :
Encampment Buys
New Paraphernalia;
Last night the committee of Moun-;
tain City Encampment. I. O. O. "F..
closed a contract with the C- E. "Ward
Company, of New London. O.. to secure
a new outfit of paraphernalia for,
use in their degree work.
It oensists of twenty robes, and other
goods. The new paraphernalia
will be used for the first time when
the work is put on about four weeks
Aurora, 111., was the first city la
the world to have its streets lighted
by clectricitj^..
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(Continued from Page One.)
! honor struck the keynote of the whole
i situation when he "atd "It was the most
pleasant campaign that I have ever
j worked in." The mayor was blunt
I enough to admit he did not like can
vassing. but said he was enjoying it
I more and more. In a humorous way
' he told how some of the progressive
captains hail "cut iu" on his territory,
but be took it with grace and be!
iievcd that it was a game of "first
; couie first served."
following the mayor J. M. Jacobs,
president of the Chamber of Commerce,
was introduced as the next
speaker. In opening he said that he
would have ffelt slighted if he had not
been asked to help in this campaign.
[ "It was the most pleasant campaign
11 ever worked in." added Mr. Jacobs.
! Everything was put in shape for clear
; sailing yesterday, lie felt satisfied
that the Salvation Army has been
able "to make a dollar go further than
it has ever gene before." ile felt that
after the war that .there would still be
, a place for the Sulfation Army to carry
on its groat work. He complimented
the anny on its faithful service in
its work.
J. E. Watson. Jr.. the host of the
evening, was next called upon for a
response. In the way of introduction
.Mr. Wiegol. who acted as chairman of
the gathering, said that Mr. Watson
had a sister "at the front." who' was
rendering a patriotic service to her
country- He a ked Mr. Watson to tt'il
of her activities there. Air. Watson
stated that his sister was located ten
miles back of the French lines and the
big French guns, lie told of how
these workers were furnishing clothing
to the widows and orphans. He
reviewed a Christmas party among
the refugees at a point "somewhere in
France." He pictured the children as
they were robed in new frocks and
mittens and were each presented with
an orange as the gift of the Chicago
Tribune. The oranges looked the best
to them. In that way Mr. Watson
snowed wnai a guou w v?*-.
ried on. Fining the people with shoes
was another of the phases of the work
behind the trenches. Ho said that his
sister states that she was never happier
than now when she is engaged in
this great uplift work. Mr. Watson1
said in concluding that he actually had ;
"to keep the people from giving too j
much" in this campaign.
As a follow-up of Mr. Watson's last |
reference Mr. Wiegel added "a burden j
well distributed is a burden lightly i
The most eloquent address of the j
evening was delivered by Hon. O. S.
McKinnev. of this city, who spoke on
"Abraham Lincoln" in commemoration
of his "birthday anniversary?Lincoln
having been born in a modest log cabin
down in Hardin county, Kentucky,
now Laurue county, Kentucky, 10# j
years ago yesterday.
"Lincoln's burden was as great as;
any man ever possessed for he was j
president when wc were engaged in '
a, great war." As he referred to the 1
trials of his day he thought it proper;
rr* br?r.-r nrrs-in the words of the im-!
mortal Lincoln.
3Jr. McKir.ncy said he did not think
ciy lead to cironio tunc trouble. or i
moan that the chronic etnffo oiroaCy :
U reached. In. either C^so try.
TMf tonic an2 tl.-^u*-rep*Ircr ?mppile*
tho acloiowle^zod benefit* of CM- j
c!um treatment -without diet orb lnjrtho
Ftorrxch. Contain* no Alcohol. >apcotSo
or Hahlt-Formlnr Dru^.
$2 ?zc, vow $150. $1 size, vow 80c.
?ric? includes war tex. All drucclsha |
Ectea.i Laboratory. Philadelphia
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that it would be patriotic unless the
great 1/ r.e of Lincoln was mentioned
at any public function or gathering on
this this birthday. "I no doubt am the
only contemporary of Abraham Lincoln.
who is here tonight," said Mr.
McKinnev, who as a boy of ten remem
bered "honest Old Abe." He paid a
high tribute to Lincoln, who was more
J highly regarded year by year as the
sectionel prejudice was wiped out.
{ Lincoln had said in bis immortal "Adj
dress at Gettysburg" "that this nation
; as conceived in liberty and dedicated
: to the proposition that all men were
j created equal" and that now more than
; ever before we should turn to hearken
. to that one great statesman. The
! principles now at stake not only af-1
feet our country but the whole world. J
' It applies to the religion and civiliza-1
! tion of the whole world and failure to j
! gain a victory means to set back the j
i dial of civilization, and the destruction j
i of religion.
| He congratulated the young men ]
; who were at the front trying to do their
! part and he urged every community to
; do its part as well as every organiza'
tion. He laid stress on Lincoln's ref|
erence "a new birth of freedom."
' which he gleaned from his immortal
: address. He contrasted those times
with these of the present when hu!
inanity and personal liberty are in the
' balance. They are the corner stone o?
: the edifice of national freedom, he declared.
The speaker than told how Lincoln's j
"Address at Gettysburg" was one of i
j the gems of the English language and !
was regarded as one of the greatest
of classics for his brevity and powerful
import. He pictured how Edwara
Everett, the historian and talesman,
had worked for weeks on his oration.
: which required one anda half hours to
; deliver. Everett's remarks elicited j
; cheers and he was very favorably re- '
' ceived. The immortal Lincoln had j
written his famous address on the
I back of an envelope while riding on a
train between Washington and Gettysburg
and it consisted of scribbled
notes. Lincoln's speech had the heart
throb to it and the people embraced
it as no one address has been in the
history of the 4merican nation. Tn
closing Mr. McKinney said that "we
hould be dedicated and consecrated
to the great propositions that remain
before us." reading Lincoln's "Address
| at Gettysburg" in full.
The closing address of the evening
was delivered , by Captain John
O'Bierne, of the local Salvation Army.
: ? -I
Youth! Yoath!
?Iiy Should In Vanish
So Qeickly!
It's the wonderful part of a womans*
life?yet how many let it slip
quickly away!
Don't let gray. streaked with gray
or faded hair give you the look of
age when yoa can easily keep your
hair dark, glossy "and youthful with >
Q-BAN hair color restorer. Thousands
or women now use it as regularly
as face creams and powders.
Does not dye the hair. 'Simply restores
the natural color even and
gradually. Won't stain the scalp.
\va3h or rub off or prevent washing
or waiving the hair. An excellent
tonic. Positively eradicates dandruff.
Sold by all good druggists everywhere
on money-back guarantee.:
price Price 75 cents.
. '11 . - .
ers for their efforts and'said that Miss ,
Booth, the orwnrir?iirter4a-eMef of the j
army, -would acknowledge Fairmont's |
general response. Be mentioned the j
enthusiasm shown fat the schools and j
told what a great chance In public sen- rlment
took place toward the Salvation!
Army during the past twenty-five
years. Then they were chased away]
frost the corner by the "bulls" (police-1
men), but now they -carry on their j
work of converting souls on the high;
and by-ways without interference.
Before adjournment a rising vote of
f-Tior>v? was extended by. the workers
to Mr. Wiegel. the county chairman,
who paved the way to such a short and
successful campaign, which appeared
to fill the assemblage with glee. A
rising vote of thanks was also extended
to J. E. Watson, Jr., the host of the
Mr. Wiegel announced that there
-would be no further meetings until
notice was given to the workers to submit
final reports In the campaign.
The following persons were at the
gathering last evening: J. E. Watson.
Jr., Joseph Rosier. Rev. C. D. Mitchell.
Rev. C. E. Goodwin, O. G. Wilson. J. W.
O'Bierne, Frank B. Fryor, John W.
"Wolfe, A. G.'Martin. Spray Linn. Anthony
Bo wen. Harry "Watkins, C. H.
Bloom. C. "W. Watkins. Charles' G.
Hood, Smith Hood, W. Kenneth
Barnes. A. M. Fletcher, H. J. Hartley.
G. E. Peddlcord, Ernest Sherwood. J.
M. Jacobs. O. S-. McKinnev. W. J.,
Wiegel. Uhler H. Dnnlap. H. W. Scott.
F. L. Fast. George Herling, Robert T. j
Cunningham, Joseph Lehman.
Penny Day was observed in the
schools of Fairomnt yesterday and Superintendent
Wilson turned over to '
Mr. Wiegel a large bag of change that I
had been lifted. A neat sum was also !
raised among the students of the Fair- j
mont State Normal school. J
Employes of The West Virginian and
That gas is d
a matter of news
think we will ne^
the master of the
It is the great
is making poor gs
It breaks up t
cuoimg iruuu uic
say, and then he
plugs set it off.
One device thj
now famous Cha
genious "ram's-ho
So thoroughly
and Hooveri^e tb
wasted* power.
Tests of the ex
And so fluid 01
the driver. You <
can "tame it to al
it for much or litt
it that always dec
' ^* ~-:p
Clean Sv
MA ?r *1 Coul' Tli
it id a iovi in
j iing/M^SSi
I Originators and Leaders c
Fairmont Printing and Publishing company
did their "bit" yesterday afternoon
when Captain John O'Bierne
passed over the different floors with
his nice large hat. When the job was
ropping steadily in p
. But while the declh
/er see again a high grg
Chalmers engine and
is deliver high power,
o an unprecedented df
carburetor, "cracks it r
jats it to a high poir
it does most of this im]
Imers "hot spot." Ta;
rn" manifold,
does'the great Chalmers
le gas that there's sea
haust have proved thai
r iiquiu xo luia puwci u
:an get violent action i
most nothing.". And 1
le it has a peculiar not
totes a superior piece o:
1485 TOWN CAR. 7-PASSENGER - 33925
. L. CORDRAY, Manager.
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f Low Prices in Fairmont.
it over to Captaia Pryor's funds
Great friendly rivalry seems to ext*
between the teams of Mr. Fryor ana 1
J. M. Jacobs. I
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J GAS, AND . j
ower is no longer H
ne is oh (and many it
ide g?s) here comes
. ^
its chic! function
jgree the raw gas
ip" as the engineers
it before the spark fj
aortant work is the '-jj
e second is the in- s
engine Fletchei ue j
rcely a particle of
iat it fairly charms - 'M
n an instant or yon . M
whether calling on S
e of softness aboiii. M
f mechanism. : 21
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