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Showing the Way We
Do ft. j
Barrages Went Over Him.
But He Marveled at
Stretcher Bearers. ;
_The Ameican way is to get it
3one. The French expect that
That's the moral in this story by
George Randolph Chester, novelist,
and creator of ''Gct-Rich-Quiek
As the French expect it 01 us, it's j
tip to us to deliver.
Chester went to I* ranee especially
for The West Virginian and other
newspapers comprising the Newspaper
Enterprise Association, to tell cur
readers The Story of France Today.
This is the second of his stories.
They arc appearing daily in this city
exclusively in The West Virginian. |
' ' 1? 1"v Vonvr?:jT>f>r
II (COpyriSm. uy iuC *
Enterprise Association.)
Paris. Feb. io.? "Say, "*iiat *Joi
you think of the French?"
"Fine! They're immense!"
Thai's the regular question and '
the enhtu^iastic answer. ivhon Amerl-{
R-v4 cans meet over here.
1\"hat is the French attitude to- i
ward Americans? Confidence; calm |
confidence; a confidence as superior I
as that which they have in them-j
selves' And it isn't misplaced. We'll
make good. That's out pet pasnioD. [
On the steamer, coming over, some f
of the helpful souls conceived and et;-:
ecutod a counter irritant to the ap-j
prchend-d dancer tone. and a member
of the medical staff of the U. S. ;
army, vliom tvc shall call Lieutenant
Bill, iras appointed chairman of the '
committee of one en costumes and J
properties, from which time forth he '
was ignoniinottsly called "props." He
was summoned immediately after the
Libretto committee had held its pre !
I - I i miliary session, and his first and
only question was characteristic.
"iVell." he smiled, producing pen- [
nil and paper, "give me a list of what
t you want." J
Tiey did. They laid it before him. j
I thcp ]orti?y icn rum jiuiic iji his stupefaction.
With reckless disregard
of 'w-ar-iimo restrictions, they had
(Continued on TVpc Two)
Traction Company Claim j
. Agent in Mixup Over His
Wife in Baltimore. j
According to a dispatch from Bait:-;
teor? Charles B. W. Chapman, of this ,
city, shot George E. Osboro through j
his left breast last night at his board-.
ins house in Baltimore. The dispatch I
says that Chapman was in Baltimore j
to egact a promise from Osbom to let'
his wife alone. Chapman after the
shooting surrendered to the police. Osborn
is expected to recover from the
effects of the wound Inflicted by the
Chapman Is the claim agent of The |
Monongahela Valley Traction com- j
pany. and has been connected with the !
local company three months. He came j
here from Parkersburg. where he had;
been connected with the Kanawha
Traction company and was transferred
here Then the Motiongabela Valley
Traction company absorbed the trolley
interests in that city.
He left Fairmont for Baltimore several
days aso and Fairmonters did not
I know that the man had any domestic
troubles. Since he came to Fairmont
he had been residing on Maple ave
colored mine worker dies.
William Howard, colored aged 40.
died yesterday at 4:30 o'clock at Fairmont
hospital No. 3. He was employ
ed by the Orr Coal company at tVilson.
burg. Ford and Carpenter are in
H charge of the funeral services.
I I Join Thi
Daily Sales of
M/CPC? ATj-ktn A Imncf '
W f uu X T l/U/ i JLU(?W? ,
Three Millions J
'By Associated Press)
urv receipts from War Savings ;
Stimps today amour." to $2.S45.5>2S !
bringing the total for February to
*23.J 34.033 and the total for the i
campaign to 850,331.107.
- jyisTSii
- - i
Acts as His Own Attorney!
in Suit Started by Commissioners.
By Associated Press)
CHARLESTON. Feb. 1?.?Chief Inferest
in the session of the Supreme
court today centered in the consideration
which will be Riven to the case
of .Price against Sturgi?3 in prohibition
from Morgan town in which Judge.
-?J t?i- <*? ?< I
Cieurgc Sturgiss appearui as jiu |
counsel and asked for further time in 1
whioli to examine late exhibits which
have been filed in the Supreme court
on the petition lor the writ. The case
was passed this morning and probably
will not come up for argument until
late today or tomorrow.
The 7 rit of prohibition is sought
against Judge Sturgiss to prevent him
from trying certain cases involving issues
which are alleged to be the same
as those contained in cases in which
an agreement recently was filed in the !
Supreme court providing for a special f
judge to hear them.
Rev. Father Francis Flanagan
Expires in Wheeling:
Today Rev. Father Boutlou. rector J
of Ct. Peter":- Catholic church received
v.-Orel from Wheeling that Rev. j
Father Francis Flg^agan of Mounds-1
Iville. died in the 'Wheeling hospital
:of meningitis this morning.
Rev. Father Flanagan succeded Rev.,
Father Boutlou as rector of the Catholic
church at Moundsville. Me teas
favorably known in Fairmont because
of his frequent visits.
The funeral will take place on Thurs
dav morning at 10 o'clock a; Moundsville.
Mayor Bowen Offers
Spruce to Uncle Sam
About one week ago Mayor Anthony
Bowen wrote a letter to Col. Bricc {
Disjuc of Portland. Oregon asking that j
the government use spruce on a tract j
of land owned by him in the state of i
Washington. The land is located in '
Pacific county, about four miles from .
where the present spruce camp is lo- j
cated. The trees are valued very i
highly by Mayor Bowen. but despite j
this fact he is willing and anxious to j
have the trees cut and used for aero-;
planes. I
The patent for the land, held by |
Mayor Bowen is signed in hand writing [
~ " ? *- Itt-aalw i
D>" Crrover cicveiaiiu. xc naw ?
the government authorities in that I
state will investigate the property
and if deemed advisable establish a
s-pr-.ice camp thereJimmie
Painfully Injured
Uncle Jimmie McWilliams. aged
about S5 years, a well known Fairmonter.
who believes that he will die
some time during the month of October.
191S. is now at Fairmont hospital
suffering with a broken bip. Despite
his injuries he is in his usual good
Uncle Jimmie -was told several years
ago by an angel that he was to die before
January 2. 191S. During the month
of January the angel was seen again,
this time telling him that he would
live ten more months.
2 YM.C.A. And B
-f ?
Kight Says the Teams are
Better Organized Than
xEver Before
Annual Meeting of the As-J
sociation Was Held Last 1
"Working Tor the Reds" and "Hnstling
for the Blues." members of the
two teams in the big Y. M. C. A. membership
drive -were out early this morning
in an effort to make the first day a
"hum-dinger" in the number of mom
berships secured. No figures on the |
day's work will be computed until aft-1
er the dinner at the Y. M. C. A. this I
evening, which is scheduled for 61
o'clock. At this time the day's work ;
will be reviewed, points will be count-1
cd. and plans formulated for the sec- j
ond day of the campaign. ;
It will be at least 9 o'clock before!
any results of the first day's work arc
announced. The large electric sign on .
the top of the building will not desig- i
nate the winning team, bat instead the |
results of the campaign will be an-: |
nounced on bulletin boards in the Y. < j
M. C. A. lobby. j
Organization of the work for today
was almost-perfect. "Never before,;
have I seen the teams so completely 11
organized," remarked J. W. Kight at
the gathering of the two teams last;
night. He added further that with the '
teams so completely organized the
campaign is sure to be a big success.
Each team is divided into four large
committees: Business Men's committee.
Young Business Men's committee.
Young Men's committee, and the Young
Women's department committee. Each 1
member of the two teams were assign- j
cd certain men to see and to .see .them ;
and none others. The program is so j
arranged that the entire city will be j
covered by some person.
The captain generals of each team j
have urged their men to get behind the !
campaign and see all of their men on '
the first day. If they are not success- j
ful with certain prospects, the cards'
will be handed to another person and ;
lie will be put on tne jn>si/n.i a uou..
To escape the campaigners, a prospect
will have to hide from more than one
The gathering at the V. M. C. A. yesterday
evening was" inspiring to all i
who attended. Support from the mem-1
bors of the Young Women's depart-1
mcnt in the campaign was forthcom- J
ing. In behalf of the women, short
talks on the campaign were given by
Miss Dorcas Prichard. Mrs. C. E.
Hutchinson, and Mrs. A. G. Martin, all
of whom gave assurance that the girls
could be counted upon to do their part.
Short talks in which ?-acn speaker
predicted a successful campaign, as I
well as a victory for their respective j
teams were given by John G. Smyth, j
general chairman of the Reds, and W.;
J. Wiegel, general chairman of the i
Dinner was served by members of ;
the Young Women's department. The !
two teams each occupied separate ta- j
blcs. The table for the Red team was
decorated with flags mounted on red
triangles and red candles, while the
Blue table was decorated with blue
triangles and blue candles.
Following the dinner for the two i
teams, the annual meeting of the Fair- j
mont Young Men's Christian Associa-;
tion was held. President J. M. Hart- j
ley presided and called upon the Nom- j
inating committee for nominations, j
The Nominating committee composed '
of R. T. Cunningham. Joseph Rosier
-- - - ? a _ y ^ 1 '
ana nugn ^rnun prcseoi?u iuc luuuv-j
inp: names for re-election as directors: j
Glenn F. Barns, N. E. Jamison. Dr. C. j
O. Henry. C. E. Hutchinson, J. M. Ja- j
cobs. Dr. J. W. McDonald and J. H.
Nominations for the advisory conn- j
cil of the Young Women's department j
were made throught Miss Virginia;
Vockrodt, Mrs. Fred Helmick and Miss ;
Margaret E. McKinney. The following
names were submitted and unanimously
accepted: Four years. Mrs.
H. G. Greer. Mrs. C. E. Hutchinson,
Miss Sue K. Watson, Miss Edna Jacobs
and Miss Dorcas Prichard: three
years, Mrs. J. A. Meredith. Mrs. George
DeBoit, Mrs. John Gordon Smyth. Mrs.
Kemble White and Mrs. W. 1. Lydic;
two years. Mrs. R. L. Kingsland. Miss
Louise Nichols. Miss Ethel Prickett,
Miss Nettle Johnston and Miss Virginia
Gaskill; one year. Mrs. M. R.
Frants, Miss Jane Montgomery. Miss
Ruth Kelley. Mrs. G. H. Colebank and
Miss Clara Leamaru
In a short address J. W. Kigbt, exsecretary
of the association, stated
that the Y. ST. C. A. was in the best
financial condition it has ever been
and urged those present to stand by
the present membership campaign
* A V? in at Wf^nH I
mat i-ae x. aa. ,
a financial standing this time next.
Cpon the motion of R. T. Cunning-"!
(Cootinaed on Page Four.? 1
ecome a Member
THE Y. M. C. A
Y.M.C.A. Only
Touch of Home
At the Camps
Guy Crigler. formerly principal
of the White school, and now an
enlisted man in training at the
marine barracks Paris Island. South
Carolina, in a recent letter to Superintendent
W. A. Hustead of the
East Side schools said:
Mr. Hustead if you ever have
a Y. M. C. A., campaign in
Fairmont say for me that the ]
people cannot do too much for
it. Without it I do not know j
what the men here would do. j
and I know the same is true ,
all over the country. It is the
only approach to home we j
rti*pp? wnnn a it i
nub win i
have 10 speed dp:
bepohts 00 costs
Committee First Wants Fig- j
ures on August to Jan- j
uarv Last.
The "full" car supply was not very
long lived. When there was a "full i
run"* Monday the coal operators of the j
Fairmont district were greatly encouraged.
only to have their hopes come j
tumbling down again today when the !
car supply was far from what it should :
The luncheon of the Fairmont Coal j
club at The Fairmont hotel tomorrow !
is expected to be of unusual interest
to operators inasmuch as the compila-j
tion of figures to lay before the gov-;
ernment in asking an increase in sell-!
ins price for coal will be discussed. j
The committee..appointed by the club j
to look after this work has performed |
faithful service and it is now up to the :
operators to get busy. S. C. Boord. a!
local expert accountant, is expected to j
handle much of the work.
Must Speed Up Work.
T. L. Lewis, secretary of the Splint!
& Gas Coal Association, of Charles- j
ton. is manifesting much interest in j
the work that lies before Fairmont district
operators in compiling cost of
operations during 1916. 1917 and January.
1518. He emphasizes the need of
speeding up the work. "There is no
time for delay." he writes to officers
of the Central West Virginia Coal
Operators" Association. "It is the plain
duty of every operator to co-operate
with every other operator to iuraisn
authentic and complete information to
the United States Fuel Administrator,"
he adds, after urging hurry in
some well chosen and expressive
terms. The letter is concluded with :
this paragraph: "Every effort should ]
be made to stimulate and increase j
the production of coal and to have coal j
properiy cleaned and free from impur-!
What the Committee Want*.
The accounting committee of the
Fairmont Coal club realizes the short
time operators may have to prepare
the data and information required by
the National Fuel Administration and
at noon today it was decided to urge
(Continued on Page (?> J
of the Best And
People Are Applying for !
Speakers to Address h
Their Gatherings i
i i
| The observance of Washington's 1
birthday by patriotic programs at va- :
rious school auditoriums in Fairmont
next Friday evening is expected to i
prove one of the most important fac- i
tors in community war -work that has 1
vet been arranged. The plans include i
general gatherings at several school
houses when a realization of the aw- <
t ful war in which this country is en- '
i gaged will be brought home to the ;
people by the most capable of local '
orators and patriotism will be stimu- 1
lated by the rendition of patriotic :
songs by school children.
The Miller school has a patriotic '
entertainment on Thursday w-hich is '
strictly a school affair and it is likely '
that a part of that program will be '
repeated ar the community gathering 1 >
on FYiday evening. This idea may be I !
followed at other points throughout | <
the county where the schools are toj
hold exen ises on Thursday and the 11
community plar.:. a program Friday i'
night. j
Rev. C. E. Goodwin, representing the j
speakers" bureau named by the oris-1
inal committee at its meeting last Sat-;
urdav. met with the school principal!
of Fairmont Monday afternoon and ! s
found the educators were very enthus- j;
iastic in regard to the community eel-1"
ebrations outlined. Some sections of | J
the city have already filed request for j'
certain speakers and there has been !
other evidences of general interst. I
The Speakers* bureau, which con-!1
sists of C. W. Evans. Mr?. J. Walter j|
Barnes anfl rpv. fc. uoouvin unaer-istood
that its duties lay in providing';
speakers for the city only but it was :
persuaded to broaden its territory and
serve in. a similar capacity for all "parts
or the county, excepting Mannington. |
where the local committee will super-!
intend all arrangements not only for;
that city but for Metz and Downs.
The county wide observance of'
Washington's birthday by patriotic | .
song services and patriotic addresses.
as encouraged by the Marion County | .
Council of Defense, seems to have met I.
with favor from early reports. Enter- :
prising citizens in every community
are being urged to evidence their patriotism
by manifesting an interest in
getting out good crowds and providing '
inspiring programs. 1
Miss Blake Xeely. teacher at Hutchinson.
has asked that that school house i1
be one of the points at which com-1
munity meetings be held and the sug-.
gestion finally went through after a!
lot of debate.whether it was in Marion ]
countv or not and what district it was |,
in if in Manon county, n seems .?!<?!.
some of the maps have Hutchinson in
Lincoln district, having given more attention
to the trolley line than to the
j actual location of the town.
Mayor Anthony Bowen, who presid|
ed at the meeting held last Saturday.
; has heen kept busy with the preliminary
arrangements for the gatherings
| in Fairmont and announced that pro:
grams will be rendered, according to
present understanding, at every school
house originally named with "the exception
of East Park. The Bible Class
of that immediate neighborhood is
I to have exercises on Thursday night
1 (Continued on rag? Four.)
Biggest Crcivd o1 I
j ? \
Will Depend Upon Tanks)
and a New Form of
But They Are Far From Enthusiastic
About the
(Bv Associated Press1
IN FRANCE, Feb. 19?The great German
offensive on the western front
may be expected to begin at any moment
now and as far as the British
front vs concerned the main thrust wi'.l
be n^.de on the sector between Arras
and St. Quentin.
Tanks and a "new mysterious gas"
will be employed bj the enemy in the
attempt to break throush allied lines.
The fact has become kr^iw-n thyaugh |
captured German prisoners and from :
information gleaned in other ways.
Field Marshal von Hindenhurg and !
General von Ludendorff appear to have j
realized that the old methods of attack
in ivhich a long bombardment is
employed, are too well known to produce
the result desired. Accorditiglv
the German troops are being told that
surprise attacks such as were used in
Galicia last summer at Riga, and again
on the Isonzzo are to be tried against
the allies on the western front.
Much stress has been laid on tbs
Eact that tanks and new gas are to be
used, leaving to the infantry little to
io but walk through the gaps and consolidate
the positions captured. German
troops h?ve been trained to make
ono- nnrmarh marches and then to
e> ?
storm enemy positions after a short!
gas shell bombardment.
The German infaDtry will rely on'
weight of numbers, masses of machine i
guns and mobile batteries to finish
the work begun by the tanks and the
Word has been passed out by the
German high command that few of the
allied troops will survive the effects
o fthe tanks, the gas and the bombardment
and that fresh German infantry
will overcome speedily any resistance
offered in captured positions.
Despite these assurances and the intensive
training to which they have
been put the German troops are frankly
skeptical and arc undertaking their
tasks with no enthusiasm. They feel
they are going to be thrown into battle
to be used as cannon fodder and
io not relish the prospect.
Shoots Wife, Daughter;
Two Others and Self J
< By Associated Pr?ss> '
COLUMBUS. O., Feb. 1?. ? Arter :
shooting and killing his wife. Lena. J
iged 38, his six year old daughter Anna-1
jell, and bis sister-in-law. Miss Hazel j
Steele, aged 25. and so serionsly I
wounding his mother in law. Mrs. Sal- j
ie Cruitt, that *he is not expected to j
live. Forrest Bieelow. aged 41'. cany |
this morning turned a gun on himself
ind died instantly. Domotie troubles <
is reported to have caused tlie shoot- .
Rotarians to Have
An Evening Meeting}
Fairmont Rntarians this week will
forego the weekly noon luoch in order
that they may all meet at The Fairmont
Thursday evening when Stewart C. McFarland
and Anthony W. Smith, well
known Pittsburgh Rotarians, Sam
Bentley. president of the Clarksburg
club, and Will H. Hare, of Wheeling,
district governor, wrill be present and
' %??? ~ ^wr?r/^c 1A Rnv
prooai'l > uatt; a. It" ?V ?J ? _ .
The evening affair -will begin at 7:00
Supt. Wilson Will
Attend NEA Meeting
Otis G. Wilson, superintendent of
the city schools, leaves tonight for
Philadelphia and Atlantic City -where
he -will spend the next ten days attending
National educational meetings.
At PhiladelphX Mr. 'Wilson -will attend
the Xational Society for the Promotion
of Industrial Education -which
will be held February 21 to 23 inclusive.
Next week he -will attend the
meeting of the Xational Superintendents'
Association which will convene at
Atlantic City and last through the entire
week. Mr. Wilson attends these
meetings annually.
boosters Fairmont
Bolsheviki Leaders
are Said to Hare
Gone to Kiga
He Was President of the;
Short LivedConstituent
(By Associated Presa#
BERLIN. Feb. 19. ? German
forces have entered Dvinsk, It was
I officially announced today by the
German war office. The Russian*
unsuccessfully attempted to blow
up the bridge across the Dvina
VIENNA. Feb. 19. ? The German
army group under command
of General von Linsingen,. ac- .*
cording to an officiat statenrfent is-. . a
sued by the Austrian far offica,has
occupied Russian town of
Lutsk without fighting. ;
LONDON". Feb. 19.?Rumors are current
in Bass, that the Bolsheriki government
in Pet rocrad had been oVerthrown
by the Social Revolutionists
under the leadership of M. Tchernotf.
According to the correspondent iSsBI
there of the Politiken of Copenhagen
Xikolai Renine and Leon Trotsky are
said to have escaped to Riga.
Du.-a is in Finland on the only rail-way
between Petrograd and Tornoa on
the Swedish frontier.
M. Tciiernoff is leader of the Social
Revolutionists and was chairman of
the short lived Constituent Assembly. >43|
He served as minister of agriculture
in the Kerensky government doling . J!
last July and August. rVyi8B
AVhen the constituent assembly met
in Petrograd in January Tcberaoff was
elected chairman ot>? ^olshevild candidate
and the next day the Assembly
was broken up by- force by the Bol- .. jjM
sheviki and it was reported that the
Bolsheviki intended to arrest Tchern- -..-IB
iiiiiif m
Men and Their Families Can
be Inoculated Free o?
The Consolidation Corf WMlipailT
has taken steps to protect employes
and their families from the epidemic of . ' '.J
smallpox that has struck Marion conn- V-jM
ty. At certain mines the company has -~ji
offered to vaccinate aH of the employes XvgS
free of charge.
|H?*- ?^ Fh* larcast '
AX iUOnoiigttii, vi
mining towns in this region the com- - .'-aj
pany is insisting that their men be ?
vaccina te<J. Superintendent John Kg- -,??
gins. o? Monongah. has issned a writ- .
ten appeal to every employe of the company
in which he urges the employes, Ja
their wives and their children, all to
be vaccinated immediately. He adds . <
further that the company doctors will
vaccinate all employes, their wives J-3
and their children free of charge and .
will be glad to do it. - ' :SeW
The following has been sent out ta '48
employes by Mr. Riggins:
To all Employes and Their Fam ' . -ga
ilics: In view of the continual - saS
development of new cases ef '
smallpox in the county, it is ahso- - '-'.lasl
lutely necessary that employes.' _ ' ~iJ9U
and their wives and children, who "
have not been vaccinated, shall
do so at once. The vaccination "
will be done by company doctors .
free of charge to all employes and .
their families. % *?
Superintendent. ** 1 -.

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