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" ^ ?io?, member assocTateo press. FAIRMONT, WEST VHMilNlA, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, 1918. today's news today PkIceTtHREE GENTS ~yfj
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IS ItiS'lAtSJ-i?onCJXJ oouo.
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"They Shall Not Pass" is
Still Watchword^There
According to Writer of
Wailingford Stories.
The Story of Papa Gu'.-lomont
is Typical of the
People of the Whole
> French Nation.
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Prance today! The nation that s;
That is the story that George Ran
Writer of tne "Get-Rich-Quick-Wal
to get for The West Virgin am.
f And here is the first chapter of
spirit of France?the spirit unquencl
that stopped the Hunninsh onslaught;
h* Prussia.i ct bay until the armies i
. bon's dcfcnre.
I Chester went to Paris exclusively
eiated journal.-, comprising the News
will write about twenty articles, ivhic!
paper but The West Virginian. T1
I (Copyright. 191S. by the Newspaper
' Enterprise Association.)
I PARIS. Feb. IS.?Will the spirit.
of France ever die. her courage ever ;
\ falter, her faith ever fail? If yoi>;
conld look into her eyes, you would
j know. ' j
Behind the weariness and suffering '
Is a calm, steady fire which has no j
I quenching, a light which is an inspir- j
1 ation to see.
J Three and a half years have pass- j
ed since the bestial Boche defiled the i
I soil of France with h?s swinish foot. |
[ and stretched his greedy claw toward ;
f rtiic.
"They shall not pass." said France j
then, and that Is what she says today, j
For three and a half years there has I
been but one thought, never waver- !
ing In the mind of every true citizen j
; of this great republic: to purge j
France of her stain, and to throttle !
forever the monster which has men- j
aced and so nearly devoured civilisation;
and if any man says that any j
large proportion of the French peo- j
pie are willing to accept a to uiou (
i peace, he lies! There id not one loyal
son of this nation where loyalty is al- j
most universal, who is not ready now
\ JLo make his last stand without am- :
1 "munition. arms or provisions, if need
be, and fight with his bare hands un.til
he die, rather than live to see any
i foot of his beautiful country made aj
swilling place for the hated Hud. And ;
i, : back of him. and with him, are the!
. marvelous women of France, who.
raj (Continued on fare Twoi
: . High Requiem Mass
For Mrs. J. L. Murphy
Impressive funeral services were
held this morning at nine o'clock at St.
eter's Catholic church over the body '
of Mrs. John L. Murphy, whose death
occurred at her home in this city on
Friday rooming. High requiem mass
was celebrated following which the
< body was conveyed to Holy Cross cemetery
where it was laid to rest by Undertaker
Musgrave and Son. A large j
* number of relatives and friends assem- j
led at the church to pay a last tribute j
to a much respected woman. The j
. floral offerings were profuse.
The pallbearers were chosen from j
-j - - e 1
awn-ng me imiueuiate ineaus wi o?; ;
family and were as follows: Judge W.1
I S. Haymond. John J. Muivehill, George j
E.- Amos, Patrick M. Gettings, W. M.\
| v. Fleming and D. F. Talbott.
.Among relatives and friends here '
from a distance for the funeral were j
- Mrs. Lucretia Crogan and Miss Mar-j
garet Crogan. of Cameron; F. E. Mur-1
1/ pby of Baltimore, and Mrs. A. L. Par-!
V rish and Miss Ora Dent, of Manning- j
I Slain Man's Widow
1 Granted a Pension \
Among the tiiree -women who se-j
cured mothers' pensions before the.
county court on Saturday afternoon .
was Mrs. Marie Dalsendro. of Monon-j
gah. whose husband was murdered by j
H her brother. Clarcace Condastable at j
- Monogafa. on Sunday Deccmben 2. The j
H \ : amount granted -was $15 a month. Mrs. i
Hi ' Dalsendro has several children. The |
F.. pension was granted in the name of
airs. Marie Allessander under which {
gi family name the authorities had orlg- j
inally drawn all of the papers.
I _ Fairmont's
'iOc- ' ' ' '
j ^
jved the v.*cr!d! . J;
dolph Cluster, famous novelist ?r.d
llingforcl" stone.-, v.er.t to t-jrope j,
t?r*< ?forv?the slorv of the (
la'ol;. unbreakable. unconquerable,
jt the very gales of Pari., and heid
of the allies had rallied to civilizafor
The West Virginian and assop.npcr
Enterprise Association. He
h can he read in no other Fairmont
lis is the first:
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Some of the Towns Have Al- j
ready Completed Their
Arrangements. j
Wash in stem's Birthday trill be gen- f
erally celebrated in Marion county in j
addition to the patriotic programs to j
be rendered at bait a dozen different
schools in Fairmont. The suggestion
tor a county wide observance of the
day came out at such a late date that
it is boiug to require some hustling
on the part of leading citizens of each
community Dut it nas oeen louua uiu
affairs of this nature are often more
| successful when arranged on short no,
tice than when planned far in advance.
The celebration of Washington's
I birthday in Fairmont was announced
I at some of the Fairmont churches
| yesterday and is widely heralded in
1 the press. Bamestown had already
I arranged for a celebration of Washlng!
ton's birthday on Thursday evening
at the church. The exercises of a patriotic
nature anonunced for other j
school houses in the city will be held i
on Friday evening at 7:39 as far as is
known at this time.
The Morion Countq Council of De:
fense deems Washington's birthday
a propitious time for the birth of a
; movement in which the furtherance
of information concerning the status
of the war and the duty imposed upon
all patriotic citizens is the purpose. It
has therefore urged that programs
be rendered at community centers
which consist of the singing of pa|
triotic songs, recitations and address- j
es and that the community take occa- i
sion at that time to select its repre- [
sentatives on the Marion county Counj
cil of I>efense or endorse temporary
committeemen already named to give
attention to other patriotic matters
which should have community action.
This weke (Feb. 17-23) having been
- - - - TTTaoV hv
designated as ouu.? ?
M. P. Shawkey. state superintendent
of free schools, according to newspaper
articles, makes the holding of such
metings the more opportune. As far as
is known nothing official has reached
Marion county in regard to State
Song Week but it is told in newspaper
items that the idea is to encourage the
staging of patriotic songs this week
and to especially urge that every gathering
held next Friday have at least
two verses of "My Country 'Tis of
Tbee" as a feature.
The effort to arrange for celebration J
at various points throughout the coun-,
ty depends large!" upon the energy of '
; those who take chargp of the work in '
tContinued on Page ?ogt.j
J. T. Simmons, a well known farmer, [
died this morning at his home near Col-1
fax. Mr. Simmons efore he came into:
this county. 15 or more years ago, lived [
in Taylor county ami was a railroad ;
man. He is survived by one son. WJ1
liam. He was 45 years odl. Funeral j
services will be held tomorrow after-'
noon at 2 o'clock and the interment
will be ma*. ? ir. Shriver cemetery. Car-,
penter and Ford are the undertakers,
in charge.
KMC1A Does Much
Many of Them Will Give i'
Next Three Days to ,
Membership Drive.
nrnmn TAiiflnnniufi
it mm lUMUJiifuwii
Annual Meeting of the Assoiation
to be Held Tonight.
Tomorrow, morning at 5 u'i lock the
big V. M. C. A. membership campaign,
the annual drive that makes Fair-.
mont's popular community center" j
possible, will be on in full' force, with i
every member of the faithful Red and
Blue teams aiming at the big goal.'
"Over the top tor Memberships." The ;
busiest men of the city, who can ai
ways be depended upon to support 1".
M. C. A. activities, will practically lay j
down their work for three days: Tues
day. Wednesday and Thursday, to ao,
their part in the campaign.
The big meeting of the campaign will i
be held at the T. M. C. A. this evening i
at which time the two teams will or-;
ganize their work. It is especially important
that every member of the two
teams be on duty to get the first in-'
strnctions and prepare for start on ;
Tuesday morning. While no member-1
sbips may be turned in until 9 o'clock j
tomorrow morning, workers are at lib-!
erty to get out as early as they wish ,
and see their men before anyone else
gets around.
The two teams will meet in.the^andttorium
of the Y. M- C. A. at 6:30 o'clock
for dinner. The dinner will be in
charge of members from the Young
Women's department, who are actively
engaged in the campaign this year;
both in preparing dinners for the workers
and in actnal membership solicitation.
The Toung Women's department
will not only be represented in the
kitchen but will be represented by two
active teams, the members of which
will sit at the tables and plan their
part in the campaign. In view of their
fine equipment and the complete or- ganizaclon
of a department for the women.
much will be expected from the
members of the Young women a department
In the present campaign.
Those who have been taking advantage
of tbeir membership privileges fully
realize what the Young Women's department
means, and will make an extensive
campaign to get many more
Fairmont girls into the organization.
Mrs. C. E. Hutchinson is in charge ot j
the Red team for the girl while Mrs.
A. G. Martin is in charge of activities 1
for the Blues. (
The purpose of the meeting tonight >
will.be primarily to get the two teams i
for ?rtf#vn The little red i
and blue booklets, the membership ap- j
plication blanks and other printed mat- J
ter will be distributed at the meeting'
The entire membership of the association
has been divided among the
two teams, and no man will be permitted
to get a membership from a prospect
on another team on either Tuesday
or Wednesday of the campaign.
Thursday is free for all and any prospect,
regardless of his team color may
be landed.
Following the 8:30 o'clock dinner tonight
the annual meeting of the Fairmont
Young Men's Christian Association
will be held, at which time a
board of directors will he elected, and
other business will he taken up that
properly comes before the meeting.
Postal cards announcing the gathering
have been sent out to all senior members
of the association.
As a means of conserving electrical
power as well as cutting down the expense
of the campaign, the big electric
sign on the top of the Y. M. C. A. building
will not be flashed as in previous
years to show the team that is ahead.'.
Announcement of the teams leading
and their standing will be made |
through the pfess and on Red and Bine '
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ouiietia oonras ui uio i. .u. v. ?.j
J. W. Kight. who is in charge of the I
campaign, is -well pleased with the ex- [
cellent spirit which leaders in the work J
have already shown. It is likoly that J
the present campaign will be the last j
which Mr. Kight wQl direct in this city ;
and be Is aiming to make it the most
successful, which will surely be no
easy job comparing the Red and Blue
campaigns for the past two years.
The addition of the Young Women's
department with its complete organisation
is expected to be a big factor i
in the campaign this year. The Fairmont
Y. M. C. A. is no longer for the
benefit oC any one. class of people but
is open to all classes of botb sexes.
Ex-Secretary Kight explains it as a
-community center"* for the benefit of
Each Year io Keep
m. msi
job cms
The Old System Will Not Do
Under Present Abnormal
me mm cost
Work in This Distinct Will
Have to be Hurried.
Car Supply In
Fairmont Region |
Is Good Today
The car supply in the Fairmont
district is "good" again today and
there is great rejoicing among coal
operators and coal miners. "It is
possible that the concerted action
of various forces in northern WestVirginia
is bringing results," said
F. J. Patton. acting district representative
of the National Fuel Ad?
trho states that the
car sopoiy is the best of any Monday
for^weeks and Monday is generally
the best day for cars. There
is a "full" car supply at most mines
today -which is hoped to indicate
that the "earless" days bare
passed with the "heatless Mondays."
The National Coal Association hat
passeg "resolutions -which recommend
to the National Fuel Administration
the doing away with "assigned cars"
for loading railroad fuel and it the sag
gestion is adopted it will mean a great
deal to the Fairmont district. The res
olution adopted by the directors of th?
National Coal Association in Washing
ton last week, which has not yet beet
printed fn the daily press, is as follows:
"Wh?rMs. the war in which ouj
country is now involved has thrown
an enormous strain upon the transpor
ration facilities of our railroads, there
by disturbing the regularly established
and developed system of distribu
tion of coal from all sections to the ex
tent that it has been difficult even foi
the railroads to secure a satisfactory
supply of fuel: and. on account of inability
of the railroads to increase the
transportation facilities, motive power
and equipment, in time to meet the
necessary increased coal require
ments, the system of distriubtion ol
cars for railroad fuel, which has beer
in effect f#r many years, has been in
tensified to such an extent that it has
almost completely demoralized coai
operating organizations and further ag
gravated unusual and severe labor con
The directors of the National Coa
Association view this situation witi
apprehension, feeling that unless-it is
*h? condition now existin;
will become aggravated to such an ex
tent that a very serious interruptlor
to the supply ot coal will result; and
therefore recommend that the presen'
method of the special assignment o'
cars to any mine for loading railroad
fuel bo discontinued and that the Pae
Administration, through its Districi
Representatives, provide from thf
available car supply, in the various die
tricts, a satisfactory supply of coa
for railroad purposes."
Accounting Committee's Plan.
The accounting committee nsmec
by the Central West Virginia Coal Oper
ators' Association at the meeting held
here February 6. met last Saturday
having taken the intervening time it
obtaining definite information and i:
getting instructions from Washingto:
as to the mode of procedure. This com
Twsftaao PAWSktS OtZ
A. Brooks Fleming. Jr.. chairman, o
A. Lisle White, of Adamston.
A. C. Beeson. of Worthington.
R. B. Isner. of Hlklns.
J. M. Wolfe, of Fairmont.
This committee was named by th<
operators' association to ascertain th<
method of procedure and advise th<
best way to secure an advance in thi
selling price of coal from the Fairmon
district. The finding of the commit
tee is that each operator in the distric
is required to make a statement show
ing the cost of production in 1916
specifying cost of labor (which in
eludes mining), supplies and overhead
In addition there must he monthl;
statements of the same kind for 191
and January of 191S.
The time is so short that this worl
must ba speeded up as mucb as poes:
ble. There is danger of the goverx
merst closing r/ this department o
the coal work without granting the it
crease to the Fairmont district, unles
(Continued on Page Four.)
the City Favotably
ions or
Fairmont Twin Sol
Are Making Go
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There is at least one set of twin;
j have gone to the vrar from Fairmont?i
printed herevn'th. Lloyd W. Bolton an(
i of Mrs. S. E. Bolton, of 1009 Bryant stn
j devoted to each other and to their nto i
from Camp isneioy waere incy i-u*=.
Engineers. They did not both enter
fore the First regiment !eft the camp
the letters they -write to their mother
anxious to make a record she and Fa
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1 Wore a Tin Hat and Carried i
a Gas Mask on the j
tj Trip.
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i By Associated Press >
FRANCE, Feb. IS.?Gen. Pershing
i has completed a two days" inspection
r oi the American sector northwest of
I Toul in a "tin hat" with a gas mask
s i swung over his chest.
The American commander In chief
' walked through all the first line
- trenches, splashing through the mud
j and slipping on the ice. He dropped
i . into the dug outs and visited batter-1
ies busy hurling iron rations at the
s; enemy.
1; The Genera! also appeared in regi
mental headquarters in a dug out in
" a town which had been riddled by
1 The colonel was not there at the
L time, and the commander in chief
?: called for all trench and other orders
I i ar.d all papers. He sat down and read
-1 <*Vi orfrv rifjp of them.
I j la the dug outs General Pershing
} j suggested some few changes here and
'; there, and in the trenches he also
' I directed that some small changes be
j! made.
> j Mrs. R.E. Kidd Dies
lj at Clarksburg Home
'' Mrs. R. E. Kidd, aged about 35
-i years, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
1; F. F. Prickett. of RivesYil3e? died at
> j her home at 308 Summit Court,
II Clarksburg, yesterday morning at
j 20:30 o'clock. Mrs. Kidd was well
1' known in Fairmont and has many !o
cal friends who will be grieved to
i learn of her death.
' j She Is survived by a husband. Justice
R- E. Kidd, of Clarksburg, two
! children. Robert Earl, aged 7 years.
' and Ruth Louise, aged 7 months, and
a brother. Ear! Prickett. of Elkins.
Funeral services will be held from
- the residence at Summit Court toi
morrow after noon at 2:30. with Rev.
5 ; Canter in charge. Burial will be made
siin the Masonic cemetery.
:j Ship Carpenters
Go Back to Work
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< By Associated Press)
*i KETV YORK. Feb. IS.?The strike
by carpenters in the Atlantic seaboard
? ship yards engaged on government
I- contracts is over. John Rice, national
organized of the Brotherhood of Cari
penters and Joiners, said today,
i- Several thousand men who are still
s ont are expected to be at work tomorrow
Before the State and
diers Who
od at Camp Shelby
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3 amon^ me ujii.. v ?mv j
the Bolton tv/ias, v. hose pictures, are
3 Corporal Albeit F. Bolton are sons
eet. They are 23 years old and are .
titer to whom they write frequently j
mberg of headquarters company. 113th j
the service at the same time but be- i
here they were both in it. Judging by
they both like the service ar? are
irmont can be proud of.
| Will Expose German Con-!
I quest, Kultur and Ger- j
man War Practices.
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Warning the people that a German j
| victory means "Denser to Democracy" !
j will be tie soie purpose of a campaign .
which will be waged by the r'pur M;aate
Men during this and the nest ww-Tc. \
Attorney Frank C Haymond. the chair- j
man of the Four Minute Men nas ar- '
i ranged a program tor the speakers and |
; a strenuous effort against tiio kuscr
i will be waged.
| At neon today a lunch was served !
at The Fairmont, the Four Minute j
| Men being the guests of Chairman |
j Haymond who has been so active in ;
i putting forth Uncle Sam's cause before J
j the people Mr. Haymond in address- j
j ingl. the Four Minute Men said that ]
i a great deal of importance was attach'
ed to this campaign. In fact it has
! been regarded even more so than the
I others and for that purpose it will exj
tend over two weeks Instead of one.
; The two subjects that will be put be;
tore the people will be "Gcnnan "War |
i Practices" and "Conquest and Kul-1
I tur" (aims of the Germans in their!
own words.)
Mr. Haymond in his remarks said i
that in the first campaign which was !
i in -lie interest of the sale of war1
! stamps, there were twenty six speech '
es made by twenty one speakers. Be!
twean 6iv and seven thousand people
! heard the little orations. In the sec
: ond campaign, which -was waged to
' stimulate enlistment in Uncle Sam's
! ship yards it ere wore fifteen addressi
es made. All of the speakers were
I faithful, only one man being absent
| and that because he was called out
| of town. In this campaign the averi
age attendance at the theatres was
j 250. Last week the slogan was "'Give
i me your binoculars" or "The Eyes of
' the Navy."*
The Four Minute Men at the lunch
eon praised the theatre managers- for
their kindness. It was suggested that
j the best results were obtained by
, showing several advertisements nntil
I the audience was changed and then
j the name of the speaker be flashed
: on the screen;
j After much enthusiasm was shown
' in the coming campaign the Four Mini
ate Men decided to speak in the thea;
tres three night this week and three
nights next week. It was also decid?
ed to hod a luncheon next Monday
i afternoon at 12:15 o'clock at The Fair
i mont.
i Those present at today's meeting:
: were: Hon. Frank C. Haymond. Attorneys
R. A. Watts. A. L. Lehman. A. J.
: Kern. E. C. Frame. Ira L. Smith, H.
j S. LiTely and John Guy Prichard.
J Hon. Anthony Bowen. W. J. Wiegel,
! Hon. O. S. McKinney, Glenn F. Barns,
j Hon. E. M. Showalter. and H. H. Rose,
j secretary of the fuel administration
1 of West- Virginia.
Nation?Get Behind
' J. ' .
Interests of That Country
Do Sot Demand
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Bolsheviki Control Kleve Af f|Jl
ter Bloody Battle ia
< By Associated Press.)
LONDON. Feb. IS.?A deep and
serious schism has been-created be- igg|H
t^eon Germany and Austria -Hungary "fSSsS
by the termination of the armistice .
between 'h? Central powers and Ru?- iKc
sia and the renewal of a state of war, . MS
r.ccordine to the Copenhagen corre- 'yjj
The Austrian press, continues the
correspondent, is warsin? Germany.
against the reoberiing of hostilities'in '-?<31
which Austria does not wish to par- ' ^
The ?f-ruI-ofTfficia1 Fremdenblatt Hi :
silent. but the Xeue Freie Press* to.
Quoted as poin ;ing out that the An*man
monarchy no longer border* Vj|H
upon Tlussia and is not. -like Ger- ^5g|
many, ?oinpclled to resume warfare.
fB~ Associated Press.) '* vTmB
PETROGU.VD. Sat.. Feb. 9.?Kler,
cae or the principal . cities of th<* .
Ukraine. was captured by the Bolshe- .
Tiki oc Friday after sanguinary tight- *?#
: inc. The streets were tilled, with
deao' or wounded. While the flghtiar . a* j
was at its height on Thursday th* . -'3llBI
city was bombarded by Bolsh**fiC
Polish troops have defeated JkS? '
sberiki uoops at Dobvuisk, SS agGe?
southeast of Miosfc. Other Poles ar*
advancin srtoirarrt Smolensk. Ru- .
manians control the Akkerman dis- "
trict of Eessarabia and are threaten- ,/|g
The casualties at Kier are estimat- " tr<gpM
[<d ?t t/iO'i kiled and 7.000 wounded.
Chancery Matters : ^|l
Are Up in Court fm
Eftfore Judge Vincent in .Interjnedi
ate court oa Saturday afternoon
vorce action of F. L- S. Ferling. of .
Mannington. ts. Sadie Ferling -was preseated.
The evidence of F. L. FerllBg. S"
Frank PhilHps and Stidger Fletcier . - ;$j!
was taken in open court. Attorney I>. ' 3
C. Musgrare represents tie plaintiff.' - vat
The chancery cause of Margaret '-?T!
Wiles ts. Ona C. Wile's for non-support >.
was before the court. Wiles -was -de- "-?#
lained on Saturday on a warrant issued !' ?
on Thursday last. Tie defendant iad ..t?P
been employed in Morgantown sndwsx
represented by an attorney from .tbac .
place. The accused has a wife and a ." ''
two year old child. The cause will -'i?. v.
heard oy Judge Vincent on Wednesday %
afternoon at - o'clock. Tie plaintiff rTsj
was represented by Assistant Prose- ' iSSg
cutir.g Attorney Charles E; Miller. Tie -SgSj
accnred was placed in tie custody.of -
j the sheriff.
! Cottrill Left Jail : ;;
j After Settlement jgM
C. L. Cottrill. Jr.. or Mannington.ov-.. "
] er whom extradition proceedings had
| been pending, was released from-the- V'
i Marion county jail on Sunday after-. |
noon by Sheriff Glover. The debt and
I the costs amounted to $544?0. wiIda .
' does not include the clerk's costs and ; vSS
CottriU's attorney's fees. 11- J. 34c" : tT \
Craner. the agent ot the State of TCaj>
sas. who was sent here to take jOi^?g|gj
trill back to that St&te lett for ISdorado.
Kansas, from Charleston, direct
v Cottrill was alleged to hare
two worthless checks, while in Eldorado
on a visit last summer. The ?w
young man claimed that heanintenidionally
overdrew bis bank account..-. . jyiMjgl
| Under the new government- rdtytf^
is necessary to tarnish a cerUfiefeopy . ^
! of the high explosive licenses lal.tfis^;-^
I making of certala contracts. - r-^v~-:isal
A. G. Martin, county clerk,todsfci^.^iSa
J ceived this insthiction in regard tovthe
certified copy: "The appHcaat.^ntg
appear in person and produce the oris- $
inal license. He must pay a'feerof?
twenty-five cents tor each twtfnMijgffiB
copy issued." This information
from the bnreas of high explosives at
Washington. D. a
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