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- -omt^ Z 1 9 ? l fi r%^ <411^1^1 4 * nnrwEAHHot 1 Sn-,1918 ->> ll\ \S1I-Iv ^VvvS'V J W* IITvM* ? ' Jr - - Jlaribern West Virginia's Greatest Newspaper " "" ~ l^feicrPADT TCHPn ic?s member associateo pres8. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14,1918. ' today's news today PRrrre THRF.eTnF!?^: :i "ffisry1*71, J""1 ji ,,v" * At^vw. 070 f TERMINAL ML | ADVISORY BOARD: I. Jenkins, Back From Meet-i ing, Says Pool Has Been WA?lr?n<r WAII VJlOJUig Tf % ?. J f NOTESSffflMINERS J. C. McKinley of Wheeling, i Here on His Way to i Washington. West Virginia was given further representation on the advisory board of the Ooal Shippers' Terminal Pooling Association at the meeting at Cleveland Wednesday when Prank Wilshire. general sales manager of the Consolidation, was made a member of the board. Mr. Wilshire makes his headquarters in New- York. C. H. Jenkins, president of the Central Y.'est Virginia Coal Operators' Association, who is one of the West Virginia mem" bers of the advisory board of the pooling system, attended the meeting at Cleveland and found that the pooling system- was proving very satisfactory at most points, although the plan is too new yet for final passing on its merits. The Cleveland pooling arrange- f ment has shown wonderful results. In i - ? '* ?? or five 1 LUt? pttM lk *vaa aumv/t.tms.'' ? ? , days and sometimes three weeks be- j lore cars of coal were delivered after , reaching: the yards and under the new i arrangement the coal is orten deliv- j cred on the first day of its arrival and j neyer later than the second da>'- The ' only complaint of the pooling system as in effect to date came from Akron. Oh(o. where jobbers are dissatisfied. There will be a gathering o* directors of pools at various points held at GruLlJUirmtei'lLnJlcat which the gonW eral director will make further regula tlons. which are expected to remedy | ills at Akron and smooth out the work | at other points. At the Akron sather-! ing of coal men at which it was voted : to discontinue the pool the criticism was aimed mainly at the management: - of the pool. According to the objec- j tors coal was consigned direct to the j factories and consumers before the j formation of the pool and recently > there has been a re-consignment which : caused delay and tie-ups infrequent under the old system. It was claimed that under present conditions neither the railroads nor the pool were posi - session of necessary information re- i ( garding coal shipped to Akron. Mr. Jenkins was the only coal man from northern West Vit^rinia at the Cleveland meeting but the southern part of the state had representation in the gathering of coal mea. Hard on Jobbers. - t me pnce 01 com vi tne same sra-; fill be uniform after April 1, according to unofficial advices which reach Fairmont ccal men. The jobber wilf not be permitted to sell coal at a higher rate than the producer after the: time, if the reports which reach Fairmont are correct. The extra fifteen : per cent. wlJich is now allowed as the i jobbers' commission will be done away : with and the jobber must get his com mission from the consumer instead of j the shipper under the regulations ex- : pected to go into effect at that time. J. C. McKinley Here. J. C. McKinley. of Wheeling, who is i a leading coal man of the Vriper Pan(Continued on Ttgc Four-J .(HOB W ~ ROT HAVE SMAUfOll 1 I - ' i Green Sweater Man Now Safely Under Quarantine at Jamison No- 7 latest developments on the "for-; eigner with the green sweater" is that ; he is now under quarantine at Jamison j Mine No. T. and the attending Physl- j cianr will be unable to definitely diag- ! i nose the case lor a day'or two. He ; i thinks, however, that the man does not j i have smallpox, but is ailing with an- I i other malady. J After Dr. Criss. the city health offi- j' cer, loaded him in his car and took him j K- tp Jamison No. $ on Wednesday after- : noon, the Italian said that he was not j at his home so be boarded the next j i troliey car and went to Jamison No.! i 7. The county authorities have been j < notified that the foreigner has been ; < put under quarantine. _ j1 Cp until neon today Dr. L. >*- Yost, j < Idle county health officer, had not re-1' seived any reports of new cases ofi y"r: im allpox. < ''' RTILLE PRESTON CO. MINES j TO CjTMNCE Operators Own Fault That, They Were Left Out of Earlier Order. It develops that tlie order of the National Fuel Administration permit-, ting the advance in price of coal from ; the Cumberland and Vpper Potomac ! fields which included Mineral, drant and Tucker county In West Virginia and the eastern and southeastern portions of Preston county was made cn petition of coal operators and was in line with the apparent disposition of I the fuel administration to be just in I all regulations. Other "thin vein" operators in Pres-! ton county, with activities governed1 by the same conditions which exist' in Tucker county and the portions of Preston county elected by the order, t'elt that this order was discrimination and were quick to file complaints with J. V. t?:hson. chairman 01 me; coal committee of Preston county.. who took it up with J. Walter Barnes at his headquarters here. It is reported that the dissatisfied operators went so far as to threaten to close down their mines in case the matter was not adjusted. Such action turns , out to have beer, ridiculous for it wasiruply a matter of granting the in crease to those operators and fields requesting it. The Preston county operators who had no organization or manifested no interest in Vie fixing of prices were the losers by the action.! However, the National Fuel Admin-1 istration. is disposed to give the advance to operators in nearby places who mine coal under similar conditions to the district affected as is shown in a telegram to J. Walter j Barnes from E. Q. Town send, who is' in charge of "production" in the National Fuel Administration: j "Please wire exact boundaries I which you believe should be applied j to recent order affecting Cumberland j and X'pper Potomac fields. We may j decide to include territory to west and i southwest of our present definition i without formality or requiring peti-j tion." This telegram will he phoned to Mr. j ** TCli#?re I.O ' SAHICS Cl I is expected to address a gathering of j chairman of county coal committees t at the Chamber of Commerce. Forecasts of his answer to the telegram J include all tfie "thin vein" operations 1 in Preston county if not in a still! wider territory. The coal operations i in Preston are nearly all of this variety as the Pittsburg vein is touched at a very few points. iaft mm i is almost halt through its tests _ r * 135 Took the Physical Exam ination at Mannington I Today. One hundred and thirty-five .Class 1 tneu were ordered to appear at the . First National Bank building in Man- * nirgtoa today to take the physical ex-, amination for the draft. Yesterday I ' there were one hundred and twenty j ] Class 1 men ordered before the county 1 ! bc-tfrd ior examination. The men sum- j moned today make a total of 555 of ' the S00 first class men that have been ' before the board. ! 1 Yesterday all Class X men holding' ] order numbers 715-11X4 inclusive were ; ? examined. Today those holding order j j numbers 1124-1547 inclusive were ex-!' ? 11 ^Uiiuvu* ? Examinations begin on the third floor of the First National Bank build-! ing each morning at 9 o'clock and continue until late in the afternoon. Every person registered in Marlon (Continued on page six.) Only One Missing From Physical Exams John Ledree Sti filer arrived in Fairmont yesterday from New York City to take the physical examination for the draft. Stiffler was among the 60 men cailed to appear at the Y. M. C. ft., on Monday but being so far away was unable to get here on that day. I He was given his physical examination f restcrday. t With the exception of Paul R. Mont- 1 ;omery. the local board has been able a to locate all of the SO men called Mon- c lay. At the time of his call for physl- t :al examination, he was supposed to 11 lave been in Watermeet, Wash. His c irder number is 296. Any of his friends snowing anything of his whereabouts liould see that he reports at the rffice 3 >- the local board immediately. S The West Viri; BY ON Washington's Bit ft (An Ed, ONE week from tomorrow will c George Washington. It will and breadth of the land more < unless something is done immediately j in Fairmont and Marion county, as at anniversary. It seems to The West ' time like die present; that this coming true Americans and so inspirational. ] not be premitted to pass unembraced. We hare been in die great war t in that time. Indeed the period is s take some time to review them. Muc levies to be raised and sacrifices to b< effort to consult together about it all. The time available for arranger taken must be of the simplest nature, stance, for a simple gathering of the p on the evening of Friday of next wee of the early days of the Republic wh f .? . V to consider the pre??:t ana tne lmmeai pie of this county would serve the purj ing with the occasion and the purpose enough to draw to it a large number the county. A meeting presided over by J twenty minutes by some local orator, names will suggest themselves to practi tion. and then a program which woul Marion county boys in the cantonment Marion county fathers and mothers? in the service; a program in short aloni by Paul Lange, president of the Rota kind should be held at least once a music of an appropriate nature, would which no elaborate celebration could But we have no desire to do an ment and then give it all the support are being mads if it is decided to bar in charge of a committee composed o: touch with the war activities in the co Barnes in his capacity, as chairman of is the logical leader in the movement city on an official journey in connecti ? " TT?. ?_l._ L l*uei Administrator- runuii<nci>, uu< of mayor and official host of the city can take the lead in a matter of this natural aptitude. We suggest that the ing people to be held at his office nol for the meeting, and that the committe< whoever they need throughout the coui J. Walter Barnes, chairman of tl Mrs. Vaughn Joliiffe, chairman Cross. Mrs. James A. Meredith, presidi Dr. C. E- Goodwin, president o J. M. Jacobs, president of the Fa Captain Kemble White, chairma George W. Bowers, chairman oi If these ladies and gentlemen will be able to arrange a meeting which v themselves. We hope they all will t which they are made and will lend the We feel sure we can promise them Ioya mwmr LEAVEJIAll r>vo of Them are Volunteers and Two are Involuntary ACCIUIU. Four Fairmont registrants will leave :U;s evening for various army cantonnents. Two are voluntary and two ] ire Involuntary inductions. Ashton Lewis, colored, order num-; >er 50-a and Sam Talevic. order num-; >er 5X-a will leave tonight for Camp ] -rf>e. Va. Both failed to register on : Tune 5 and are automatically inducted ! nto military service. They will be in I :harge of Forrest Glenn Hall, order. lumber 793. also of this city. Mr. Hall j vill take the men to Camp Lee and j ifter performing this duty wiil enlist j n the Coast Artillery. He was volun- j arily inducted into this branch of service hy an order from the chief of the j lepartment. John Edward Stevens, order num-1 >er 799 will leave this evening for j Washington, D. C-, where he will enter j he sanitary corps of the army. Stev:ns is nnder the jurisdiction of the lo-1 :al board but ly.s been voluntarily in- j lucted into service. ' Charles Ray Hunter, order number 67, and Paul Billingslea. order num>er 1121, have made application for mmediate induction into the engineerng regiment at the "Vancouver baracks at Vancouver, "Wash. It is very ikely that the two men will entrain ome time Saturday. PRIVATE COLLINS HOME. Private James Alfred Collins, of ^airview, has irten home on a furlough rom Camp Shelby. Miss. He visited lis parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Colins. of Fairriew, and also his sister md brother, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Floyd, >f Farmington. Private Collins likes he service and after seeing friends lere -was very anxious to return to amp. Mrs. A. L. Heffner has returned from lorgantown where she bad been the ruest of friends. union's Comics Are 1 THE i hday In Fairmont IioriaL) iccur the anniversary of the birth of be celebrated throughout the length elaborately than usual this year, but it will pass practically without notice :tually was the case with the Lincoln Virginian that this is all wrong at a holiday, so dear to the hearts of all >resents an opportunity which should Jeven months. Much has been done o crowded with events' that it would h is yet to be done?new loans and ? *>n If ic tim#? wat wm# jents is brief, so whatever is underPerhaps this is a fortunate circumsople of the whole county in this city k to do honor to die two great men ose birthdays fall in this month, and ate future as they bear upon the peo>ose very well. It would be in keepand it can easily be made interesting of the patriotic men and women in udge Haymond and addressed for any one of the two or three whose icalty every reader in such a connecd include the reading of letters from s and in France and little talks from -especially mothers?who have boys g the line suggested some months ago ry club, who thinks a meeting of this month, interspersed wtih some good possess an interest and an importance hope to have. ything more than suggest this movethat we can while the preparations re "it. The actual plans ought to be f the people who have been in close unty. City Commissioner J. Walter the Marion County Defense Council . but unfortunately he is out of the ion with his duties as West Virgina vever. Mayor Bowen. in his capacity in which the gathering is to be held. kind both with propriety and great Mayor call a meeting of the followt later than Saturday to make plans : having formulated a program, draft lty to help make the affair a success: le County Council of Defense, of the Fairmont chapter of the Red mt of the Woman's club, f the Fairmont Ministerial Union, irmont Chamber of Commerce, n of Draft Board No. J. r Draft Board No. 2. I act promptly we feel sure they will all be a credit to the county and to ake these suggestions in the spirit in mselves to the cause with enthusiasm. 1 support upon the part of the public. BLUEMGHBATSflT END 18 THIS STATE i Fuel Administrator Barnes Received Official Noti n cation irom Garneld. "Blue Mondays" are a thing of the past as far as West Virginia is concerned and probably throughout the country- The National Fuel Administration has suspended the order "until further notice." and puts it up to! the Fuel Administrator of each state! to take the same course if deemed ex I pedient. J. Walter Barnes. Fuel Ad-1 ministrator for West Virginia, is in the southern part of the state but H.-H. Rose, his executive secretary. ! certain that this ends the "heatless Mondays" in West Virginia. The tele/ram to Mr. Barnes reads. "In view of the improvement in weather and transportation conditions and results already obtained an order was i3sued suspending, until further notice. provisions of the Monday closing order of Jan. 17, excepting that section one of said order is to continue in force until further notice. Each ctara fii.il oHwiinlctratAf la lintrovor atuhorfzed in his discretion to contln-; ue order in force within his state if! be considers local emergency demands it. If you contemplate a continuance of the order in your state please c$mmu;l'cate with us immediately." There is not a chance of "emergencies" in West Virginia requiring a continuance of this order which has been minutely observed because such a course evidenced loyalty on the part of West Virginians and not because the amount of fuel saved was considered to be of sufficient quantity to materiallv reduce the coal shortage. The first thr<*e heatless Mondays were cold days and the closing of store did not cause so much inconvenience in northern West Virginia as on Monday < t this week when the enforced holiday was sufficiently annoying to make" the announcement of a discontinuance of the closing order very welcome. Better Than Most M CHAMP nnn mm fiRATFHIl j NUBWV UIUUU Vk FOR LOCAL MK I t t j East Side Schools Made Generous Contribution to | Fund. > ill FROiCfl. TOWNS j Indications Are Their Coni tributions Were on a Libt V eral Scale. ' ! Appreciation for Fairmont and Maj rion county's part In the Salvation j army-war drive is expressed in a tele: gram sent by Evangeline Booth of New York city, the commander of the , army in the United and annfTm. j from Col. Evans of Pittsurgh. Kere Is what Comamnder Booth has wired Captain O'Bierne: "Congratulate you heartily on J success of campaign. Express j sincere appreciation to Chairman W. J. Wiegel and committees for generous support and co-operation. This is splendid." ! Col. Evans* telegram to Captain O'Biemc read as follows: "Heartiest , congratulations on success of cam; paign. Am writing Mr. Wiegel coni veying my apreciation." " Mr. Wiegel received the letter today. It is as follows: Pittsurgh Pa.. February 13,1918. Sir. IF. J. Wiegel, Fairmont. W. Va.. j My dear Mr. Wiegel: I Words are too weak to express the j deep gratitude I feel for the splendid ; effort put forth by yourself and oar i friends in Fairmont for the war fund : for onr soldier boys in France. My own boy is at Fort Monroe, and doubtless ho too will be at the front. I am, therefore, expressing the gratitude of a father as well as a leader of The Salvation Army and you will , have. I am sure, the sincere thanks ; either directly or indirectly from othj ers whose boys have gone to the front i or are going to the front, for the sac| rifice of time and money and effort j that you have made in order to insure the success of this campaign. Convey my thanks to all concerned and be; lieve me. Verv sincerely vours: WILLIAM EVAXS, i Colonel. This morning Mr. Wiegel received ! the collection lifted at the Rivesville : school. It amounted to $3.50 which is a splendid showing. How much the school children were interested in the movement can be : gleaned by the fact that the primary j department of the Montana school, taught by Miss Margaret Prickett gave $2.01. The entire school of which D. C. Goodnight is principal gave $3.75. j There are 108 pupils in the Montana school I Mannington has done very -well acI cording to the reports which Mr. Wiepel has received from the commmis| sion of that city. I The school children of the East Side have contributed the sum of ?19.S4 to . the Salvation army war fund. Of this | amount the high school grave $2.55. j the Central school $10.07, the East j Park school. $5.90 and the State street | school. $1.32. This is considered a | splendid showing for these schools 1 and is gratifying to the school offi| cials as well as those in charge of the Salvation Army War Fund. The East Side school children have already purchased $150 worth of the Thrift stamps and a number of the pupils already have war savings stamps. The children show much interest In the thrift stamp campaign and stamps are purchased daily from Superintendent Hustead who keeps a supply on hand all the time. The East Side schools are also making a remarkable showing in the amount of Red Cross work accomplish ed during the past month. The high school has made approximately forty hospital shirts in addition to a larger number of fracture pillows. ! Cold Water Party ! Elects Delegates A meeting of the state prohibition executive committee was held in Clarksburg Tuesday for the purpose of selecting delegates to the national convention which will be held in Chicago on March S. O. J. Fleming, of this city, was among the delegates appointed. The delegates are: J. TV. Bedford, of Parsons: O. J. Fleming, of Fairmont; Squire Halstead. of Nicholas county; J. Goodloe Jackson, of Jane Lew, and J. Howard Holt, of Moundsville. D. C. Koon of Monongah. was a pointed ! as one of the alternates. letropolifan Papers C 'ACME iCAPTAIN K.D.WALKER 181 YEANS OLD TODAY f j ' I Oldest Past Master of Masonic Grand Lodge, Celebrating Todav. i 1 On? of Fairmont** most ropoTar and best liked citizens. Captain Kephart D. Walker is today celebrating his eighty first birthday anniversary at his home. SIS Field street, with j uie nine lamuy rtoup surrounamg ! him. The entire day was sort of a I festive event, but Captain Walker i said that he "Hooverized" in his menus. Probably no man Is better known in Masonic circles in Fairmont and throughout the entire state than Captain Walker -who had signal honors conferred upon him by practically every body that he is member of. In the first place he is a thirty third degree Mason, the highest there Is. He is a past grand master of the Grand Lodge of West Virginia: a past high priest of the Holy Arch Chapter of West Virginia, and a *past generalissimo of the Grand Commandery of West Virginia. He is a past officer natur tally ot all tne suoorainaie nouies nere j and also is an active member in the j West Virginia Consistory. Scottish j Rite Masons of Wheeling. Captain i Walker is the oldest living past offi cers in all the grand bodies and no | doubt is the oldest member of the ! Masonic fraternity in the State of j West Virginia and among the oldest ! in the country. I But- Captain Walker Is not an aged j j man in his actions and only snowy j ; white locks of hair betray him. He ' j had been an enthusiastic member of j Osiris Temple. Nobles of the Mystic] | Shrine at Wheeling, until a few j years ago. when he decided to pass j this activity to the more youthful mem bers. Despite his years Captain Walker navigates well and seldom misses lodge meeting unless the pavements I are so coated with ice that it is danj gerous for him to attend. Tonight She will attend a special meeting of Fairmont lodge of Masons and will he . extended congratulations, j Captain Walker is a retired railroad t Ua eamrA^ oo n toloowinh nnf?P. ator, station master, fireman, brakeman. "engineer "and in fact almost everything but the Presidency." savs the genial Fairmonter. He is a native of Somerset county. Pa., but left those parts with his parents when six weeks old. Captain Walker has lived at almost every town along the historic Baltimore and Ohio railroad company, between Baltimore and Wheeling. He i has lived in Fairmont for many I years. Mr. and Mrs. Walker who celebrated j the event fittingly will be married sixty years in September. Captain and Mrs. Walker's daughters. Mrs. Fred . Bartlett of Mannington and Mrs. W. : B. Rector of Belington; Mrs. F. S. I Thompson of Clarksburg, and Mrs. | r> W. Dorsev of Fairmont, were in- j eluded in the little family "group to-[ day. Mrs. A. L. Horchler. ot Newburgh, a granddaughter, was' also in attendance. CLASSIFICATIONS 1 ARE NOW COMPLETE I The following classifications, which practically completes the list for the I local draft board were announced yesj terday evening: Class 1. I Order No. 620 Pasquale Vettri. 402 Vemer "Wade. 1147 Chas. J.' Powell. 1495 George Sidney "Wilkinson. 999 John Edward Harker. S26 Glenn Morgan. 705 Robert Lee Fawcett. 1403 Lawrence Alfred Petty. 1573 John Daniel Porter. 1448 Charles Ray Huffman. 1371 Walter M. Augustus. 1223 Hershel DeWitt Kingcaid. 1196 L. N. Merrifield. 1175 Frank B. Gregory. 196 Dalton Evans Van fleet. Class 2. 1211 Peter Francis McLinden. Jr. 137X jsnnu JLreo trenaergast. 1558 Robert E. Wilson. Junior Glass Actors Tomorrow at Chapel An Interesting chapel exercise Trill be conducted tomorrow morning at 10:39 o'clock at the high school euditorium when the Janior class under the dlrect^n ?f Misses Beulah Davis and Ruth Ross will present four scenes taken from Silas Mamer. The following is the cast: Silas Marner. Brock Showalter; Eppie. Rath Feather; Dolly Windsor. Katherine Ford: Aaron Winthrop. Percy Prickett; Godfrey Cass. Charles Loar; Nancy Cass. Shelagh Baker; Mr. Macy. Joseph Carpenter; Mr. Snell. Thomas Springer; Ben Winthrop, Tom Kain; Jen Rodney. Clay Mills; Bob Lundy, Joe Thomas; Mr. Dowlas, Thomas Deveney. Ian Boast Of , FRONT 111 MEM IB STBIKEA BLOW French Report Says They * Rendered Effective ServiceFRENCH IMISOK - J Action Took Place in Eh? ^ j Region East of ' ' <Ey Associated Press)., '' PARIS. Feb. 14.?American batter- ; ies took part in the .Artillery bom- ' ,.";y? j bardment in connection with a large j | ! French raid in the Champagne yesteri day. it is announced officially. Ef-; ? *"i^j fective assistance was given by Amen* /' VvJjl ican gunners. The statement follows: "A German. attempt against a small French post on the Aisne front, was repusedTlierc were lively artillery actions-in the region cast of Rfegims in the - ^al Champagne. In the large raid yester- . 1*38 day American batteries gave very ^ef- "V'Sj fective support. "The number of prisoners taken by the French on actually enumerated'ex- ^ |||8 This is the first mention of Am erf- can batteries on the Champagne frost*. . fatkeeTahd sos an usss . I uinnLii uniuiiviti ^ a Several High School Sto* dents Will be Among the: f "Father and Son Week" will be observed locally in Fairmont by a/"gath- ; ering of fathers and soiis at thie Y.M. . C. A. on Saturday night at 6 o'clock v. for dinner. No man will he admitted to the dinner without a boy, and ??v>vy . '^jSaa boy must come with a man. may be obtained at the Y. M. C. 'Ar~Tpr < ^.ig) seventy cents and are good fqr bojth -' /-/iySB man and boy. Several of the high school boys w^l - "^Sbs speak at the dinner, and win be an- /., . sigjg swered in return by the fathers; and ilJiSa the evening will be spent getting better acquainted. "y/ The day originally fixed for the din- . jgagH ner was Friday, but it was changed to . Saturday today. PEACE DEBATE IN j ___^ Chancellor von Hertling Expeted to Reply to Wilson Week Froni Today, I (By Associated Press) ' ":. LONDON. Feb. 14. ? An important j peace debate -will begin in the,Geqnf& ' .. :|n^H Reichstag on February 21. aixbrdtiig. to a wireless dispatch Irpm Amst?rdam. Chancellor von Hertlihjf wBt> discuss the treaty with the "Okrtime' -JkfM and will reply to President WRabn, Premier Lloyd George and Premier An Amsterdam dispatch received in London Tuesday reported that Contt- ??&?| von Hertling intended to answer President Wilson's message in the Reich- ; ?ts??r npTt Tuesday. . . ~ J - Germans Continue SJH ??????? -< .**-. 9 (By Associated P^css) V, . ? C@^H Belgians by the Germans are conifnit- : VffMB ing despite protestation to ts>*. trary according to information received r by the Belgian government. UMlfe inga the past few weeks the Germane tare * -/A carried off 2.700 persons from ^he-town of Lokeren in east Flanders and- ppC ; ^ them on military work on the western' _ front. ".,' v,1"' ' r";4