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ESTABLISHED 1868. member associated press. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1918. topay-s news today PRICE THREE CENg
I IS ASJT 5,000
m. Actual Figure Was 4,350 Up
i to February j
no m'aobTTetter d
Operators in This District
Pleased With New B.
& 0. Supt.
The "regional car shortage" in the
Fairmont district must be something
like 5,000 at this-time. The figures
are being compiled on the basis of a
report received today and show that
the "regional car shortage" was 33S4.S
up to January 31 and amounted to
4350.2 up to Feb. 7.
Another \V;rt to W.llard.
The Central West Virginia Coal
Operators" Association sent a telegram
to Daniel Willard. president of the
Baltimore & Ohio, urging that the
"regional car shortage" be made up
and a reply was received from A. \hThompson,
vice-president, with reassurance
that ihe message - r l
reach Mr. Willard. who is p / .!
to be out on investigations r- -g
the workings on the railroad system
and piomising a. letter in a shot: time.
The banking institutions of Marlon
r o nice rrrncctine an important
I letter regarding i&a "regional err
shortage" from W. G. McAdoo. diretor
general of railroads .as rroaciseo
in the telegram rend by Giotin F.
I Earner at the Coal C'i.ii> meeting o!
L yesterday, it had not got here u: 2
ft e'clccl; this a:'' .- u.
Pleased With Dinecn.
The Alonor.gah division of the Baltimore
k Ohio is being aiv-*bandied
by C. V. lienors, the tier
superintendent. wl. re c"- J bnve
won high approval .Vom ccai inert v.ho
know railroading. Clarciee D. Robinson.
chairman o: the transportation
committee of the Ventral We-t Virginia
Coal Operators" Association, who
keeps in c! so touch with railroad
matters in West Virginia, spoke very
highly of Mr. Deacon's capability at
the meeting o fthe Fairmont Coal club
? Air. Deneen has been a frequent vlsL
itor to Fairmont since assuming his
duties at Grafton. Kc was a visitor
at the office of J. Walter Barnes. Fed
eral Fuel Administrator for Wr Virginia,
on Tuesday and his ef. s to
cooperate with the Fuel Adiu.f -ration
in every way possible has led Air.
Barnes to a very favorable impression
of the railroad man.
The Alonongoh division of the Baltimore
& Ohio is handling loads very
well at the present time, having averaged
moving 903 cars a day eastward
from Grafton last week. The
Keyser division is in a position to
place cars better th.au the Grafton division
and seme argue that it is railroad
wisdom to hurry the cers to K?yser
even though they lay there. The
great congestion is at Shippensburg
and the transportation men of local
coal organizations aro urging the fuel
administration to work out a plan by
which Fairmont coal may go east and
avoid that pqint even though the route
be one for which tariffs have not been
nun nmrnirr nn*{
Iruws ntdcnvt
Assistant Fuel Administrator
Snead Now Working
Out Plan.
?By Associate*! Press i
NEW YORK, Feb. 21.?To prevent
the recurrence of the acute coal famine
experienced by New York this v.-inter
L -A- Snead. assistant fuel administrator
at Washington held a conference
with 6tste and or-- fuel officials here
today and arranged for the storage of
. a reserve supply. Representatives of
railroads having terminals here and
leading wholesale and retail coal dealneVoH
rr% iV?m in COnfPT
H -ence.
One ot the plans to be considered, it
' was said. was that oi having a i^unicipally
owned and managed coal reserve.
\ Mr. Snead will not leave the city until
j every provision has been made to as5
sure a coal supply for another year.
! After leaving here he will make a
< tour of the country to inspect the coal
/ producing regions and the important
i .hipping and industrial centers.
j | There
new jap ambassador
kt?t?^ ?-r ?-rrsrf
; C-iirirht. Underwood & Underweed
| Viscount K " : :J.: > T " it has teen
: appointed Amor . r i r Japan to
| the United Sta'cr. anl v.-ill sOon reach
i Washington. He succeeds Arabassa!
dor Sato.
Count Ish.'i was head or the imperial
Japanese mission which came to
Washington last August to extend to
Free id cat Wilson and the American
Government the than'* - of the Japanese
Emperor for the entry of America
into the war.
Company Across to fro Eight
: Ahead With Big Iraprovemo.
With net revenue declining at a
. rapid rate the Koo -ngalteia Valley
I fraction company ha? been confronted
for rnme time with the alternative of
I either cropping the b:r improvement
! program upon which the ftrure prosIpcrity
of this immc !..ito vicinity largely
rests or advancing rate?. The matj
ter was put squarely before the members
of the .board of directors of the
Fairmont Chamber of Commerce and
a few of the other business men who
will be directly affected at a meeting
last itit-ht and they told the company
officials to go ahead aud put up the
The M. V T. contemplates an expenditure
of mor" !'> a three millions
of dollars for improvements during
the present year. The meeting was
held in the office rooms of the Fair;
meat Chamber of Commerce. After
) the plans of the company were pre!
t ented by .1. O. Watson, president of
) the corporation followed by a free disj
mission of the proposi: u. :: was the
j opinion of ail prrrent that abandon
!or curtail the extension and betterment
program would he a serious mis.
The Traction company will ask a
twenty per cent increase on interu?
ban. express and power rates and an
increase of one cut per k. w. on lighting.
There v ill be no increase on
street car fares in this city, as has
been applied for and granted in other
cities over the country.
This afternoon J. O. Watson, president
of the Traction company and
Smith Hood vice president of the
comtJEv are in Clarksburg presenting
! the increased rates to the Board ol
i Trade of that city.
It was pointed out at the meeting
j last night that it would be the po'icy
| of the company to authorize increasj
f.s received to be expendent in imj
pre vements. Indeed a specific promise
to that effect will be made. This
insures the e3riy completion of the
two new loops on the East side.
It -was brought out that the Monocgahela
Valley Traction company
is one of the few transportation companies
thaT are now doing any construction
Butcher School to
Have Scrap Book
Epon th? suggestion of their school
; sponsor. B L Butcher the pupils and
j teachers of the Butcher school are
; now working out a plan by which they
| will begin n scrap book, which will
contain picture", newspaper clippings,
land other ancles of all kind, pertain!
ing to that school
W. E Bicker, priii'-ipa! of the school
; has taken up the m~r:cr with the teach
j ers and pup is and is now working out
i a plan whereby the teachers and pu:
piis may keep the scrap book. A corn,
miiteo consisting of several teachers
; and pupils has been appointed to act
iuy I J LI CUtc'.JliJU Ul .Ui. A/UhVMV..
It i3 the plan to get every pupil of
'the school interested In.the scrap
: book. v.-Iiich vi!l be of mucb value in
! years to come.
are a Few More h
Will Require Some Ta'l
tr?TC"flln?r Rpjirh the
JLji ?. vr
[ Goal.
: Team Members Have Been
Busy All Day Signing
"Otor the Top by 19 o'clock ' is the
i slogan ol the B.ucs and the Keds to
j day, despite the fact that the eleventh
hour is here and the Y. M. C. A. camj
paigners are several thousand dollars
i irota their goal. T he spirit of the fight
I was best expressed at the meeting of
; the two teams last night when oae of
i the captain generals said: "This Y. M.
j C. A. nas never failed in any campaign
| and will not fail this time." With that
spirit practical/-/ every member of
| both Blues and the Bed's began workJ
ing early this morning, determined to
spend the entire day in the services of
Fair: ? -it s poptjar institution, lest
?&,OCv. the goal, should not be reached
before the closing of the campaign at
10 o'clock tonight.
If the goal is reached, it means that
:!-.e lasi day must be the big day of
campaign, and that on this one day
: aicae practically ?4,000 must be sc|
cured- At the close of the second day
i of the campaign the lied team had
secured ?2,603 in cash against S2.4S.3
i?.r the Blues, making a total of 53.082.
than cash the Eiues have notes
' aaicuntiES to ?210 again :t $279 b;. the
i Keels.
i Inierwovea with the big campaign
in the inters-t of the V. 11. C. A. is the
i enthusiastic light between the Reds
and the Blues. After losing the first
day's honors by a margin ol almost a
. thousand points, the Keds buckled up
, yesterday and turned in "..006 points.
1 sit'ing them a total of 7.202 points,
j Tko Biucs did better yesterday than
i they did the day before but. even at
i that, fell 270 points short of the grand
! total established by the Keds. Testor!
day the Blues turned in 3.SCS points
: as against 3.104 points on the first day
: of the campaign.
| The leaders of both teams are to'
day urging their men to set busy and
, make their big fight in the closing
j hour of the campaign. There are yet
. many, many Kairmoutcrs who have
: escaped the solicitors and who will
? -~ ~ or
take out a t. iu. t_. a. mtuiuciouV >i
' they are only asked,
j On bulletin boards at the Y. >T. C. A.
; this afternoon there are the names of
J every person v. stt has responded to
; the campaign. There is also a list of
| these who have not turned in their
' memberships and who must be seen
j before the close of the campaign this
! evening. Workers of both teams are
I urged to get a list of those who have
| not turned in their memberships and
I make sure that they are landed . Thi=
! is the final day of the big drive and ts
[ the one "free for ail" day of the caui!
paign. All prospects riay be solicited.
I regardless of his color.*
There will be no dinner at tfcd Y. M.
i C. A. this evening. Workers wiil net
j take time to eat and listen to speak
ers. but instead will be on the streets
I and in the offices, soliciting memberI
ships. All memberships should be
turned in this evening between nine
and ten o'clock. ' It will be several
hours after the campaign closes before
the memberships are tabulated and the
results announced.
The final gathering of the two teams
at the Y. M. C. A. yesterday evening
: was better attended than any other
meeting the two teams have had since
| the campaign began. Every worker
j attending left the building realising
; that he must bear his burden and that
! he would only do this by working today
and working hard.
During the evening thauks were offered
to the members of the Young
Women's department for their services
in preparing dinner each evening for
j the workers.
J. W. Kight who is in charge of the
campaign presided and called upon
several prominent men for short talks.
fJ. O- Watson was tho first on the list.
: Speaking from the standpoint of one
1 n-lirt hsH vatrhAil tho V V P A CTOW
| from the time it was founded in the
; room over the present Ho!t drug store.
until it had oecome one of the big- Y.
M. C. A.'a of the state, Mr. Watson
pare a most interesting talk. He re:
ferred to J. M. Jacobs. J. M Hartley,
R~ T. Cunningham who were among th?
founders of the institution and who
; 3re now as actively engaged in the sn!
teres ts of the Y. M. C. A. as ever.
R. T. Cunningham was the next
: speaker. Mr. Cunningham is one of
j the big Red men and one of the most
: enthusiastic workers of the campaign.
; but last night chose to talk as a memi
ber of the Fairmont Y M. C. A., rather
| (Continued On rage Four.)
fours of The YJt.C.
i ?
; )ss^*x
~4&j^ GtJLFJg**"'
The renewed invasion of F.u?ri
cn!a. occurred between Fricdrich: .adt:
I tiilery depot. In the previous fightinu
Dvinsk despite their most desperate e
j which it is 300 cities distant.
lid m ME
| French-English Conversaf
tion Book one of War's
Horrors, Says Chester.
1 This is tfc,e fourth of a series of I
| articles by George Randolph Ches- |
! ter. famous creator of "Gct-F.ichi
Quick Wailinsford." and his wife
j and collaborator. Lillian Chester. |
I who went to France to report the '
story of France Today exclusively j
for The V.'cst Virginian and other ,
I .U_. KaI
n "W 5p?ipw 19 eniiL c > ' . j
' the Newspaper Enterprise Associa;
I These articles are being pubiishI
ed daily in The West Virginian.
1 (Copyright. 191S, by the Newspaper j
Enterprise Association.)
PARIS. Feb. 21.?One of the hor-1
rors of the war in France is the J
French-English conversation book. j
| It's about the right size to throw j
at a cat. and the purchaser carries it I
: with him hopefully unitl noon" of the j
j second day. when he leaves it somci
where with a curse on it; for. of all
the marvels of human inefficiency,;
( the ordinary phrase book win' the j
\ prize.
For the most part, the book tells
you how to say, if you could pro-1
( nounce it. "Why does til - man with
i the white horse drive so slowly up
the b'll"" cr 'My Cousin Alphonse.
this beautiful day. has read a charming
book about the illuminated soul."
There i.- an sample sentence: "Can
you tell me, if you please, where I
can secure a cast iron cook stove?"
There remain two ways to acquire!
common, or war. French?the academic
and the hand-to-mouth.
The academic method is based on
varK onH t Vi o "h n n _t rt- i"?it t Vi
based on the noun, which makes a
radical divergence right at the start.
(Continued on page nine.)
Rivers Above Flood
At Pittsburgh
(Br Associated Press)
PITTSBURG. Feb. 21.?The crest of
the flood which resulted from heavy
i rainfall over the watersheds of the
j Allegheny and Monongaheia rivers
j preceded by ten days of thawing wea
ther reached Pittsburg at 6 o'clock
i this morning when a stage of 27.1 was
! registered at Point bridge, at the June.
tion of the two rivers. Thi3 is 5.1
j feet above flood stage
! The rivers were stationery early to!
day and it was believed thar danger
| was passed. Low sections of north
> side of Pittsburg were under water
I early today. Many families having
j beon forced to leave their homes durl
in v the night. Industrial plants along
i the Allegheny river were flooded and
! rwofl ?o susnend operations
Water rovered the track? o/ the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad along Allegheny
and entered Xorth side station.
High stages wore predicted for Ohio
river points by Pittsburg weather bureau
today. A stage of 3T.5 feet for
Wheeling. W. Va.. by tonight was fore-'
A. Contest If You a
/ owtcmka |
' / V 1
ZA - ^ ^
a. 'whose immediate objective is the B a'
t:d Dvir.-k. the tatter a strongly fortitic
be...e the Rr-.,ian front went to pieces
f forts. As indicated on the map, a rat! re
mill I
apparently No Opposition
i Being Encountered by
Their Troops
? i
F,_m the Culf of Finland to the'
southern border of Volhvnia the Ger- j
man advance into Russia is progress- j
1 ins- The main objectives are said to '
l be Roval <jn tha coast of Eothonia.,
j Tskoff. between Dvinsk and Petrosrad
l and the important centers of Minsk!
['and t+io Vitebsk.
j Ha;sal an l Warder in Esthonia [
i <nnttiori5t of Iicval have been occupied !
! the invaders also are nearing Pskoff j
j and Xo'l'lcv and Minsk. The import-j
ant railroad junction of J.Iolodechno l
is reported to have been captured by j
j Teutons. The occupation of Dvnisk j
is reported to have been captured by
[ Teutons. The occupation of Dvinsk
on Monday teas a complete surprise to
the civilian and military population,
The Germans met with hardly any re,
sistance and took artillery and much
i The Gorman advance will continue
until an authenticated copy of the mes- J
sage of surrender is received from the :
Bolshcviki government in Petrograd. j
1 This is now on its way. Foreign Jlin-.
ister von Kuehimann told the German '
Reichstag that he believed the new j
war would bring peace in the east.!
The treaty with the Ukraine was made i
'So T-.nvnr>se of farcing the Bolshe-!
vfld to accept the German terms. Ger-1
many, he declared, -wanted a peace
with Russia that corresponded to Ger-;
man Interests. In announcing that the j
German invasion of Esthonia was in .
answer to appeals for help Dr. von ;
Seydler. the Austrian premier, dj-!
ciared that Austria-Huncary will not,
] aid Germany in her renewal of the war'
; on Russia:
i In a brilliant attack in Lorraine |
! Trench troops have gone through the ;
! German first line on a lengthy front
i and captured more than 400 prisoners.
This attack, the first of large proportions
on the western front in ISIS.
| was carried out north of Dures and east
i of Jlonzel. virtually on. the French!
German border south of Chateau
J Salens.
j Entente airmen continue to he busy
j in air fighting and bombing expedi|
toins. French ffctd British fliers have
j brought nown twenty German ma-:
; chines and British airmen have carried j
out raids into Germany. *
On the Italian front Italian and Brit- j
ish airmen have bombed enemy aero- j
domes and other targets.
Assembly Club to
Meet Next Sunday!
The Ma.X-a County ..Assembly club, j
; an organization which was perfected;
i following the Baptist Summer Assem- j
j biy heid at Phiiippi last summer, wlil f
! hoid a meeting on Sunday afternoon, j
j February f4. at 0:13 o'clock at. the j
I First Baptist church. The following;
! program nil! be observed:
Song service: Scripture reading: j
prayer; hymn: vcelcome address by;
Mrs. Jennings, v.ife of the pastor or the j
i Manmngton church: reading of min-'
iutes: special music by r)v? Manning-;
! ton choir: address. Assembly and B. '
T. F. C. Hiss Myrtle McKinney: ad
dress. Assembly and Sunday school. .
Miss Clara Wilson: special music by
thc Mannington choir: address. Loyalty
to Broaddus Institute. Prof. J. C.
Dance: talK. Organized classes in Sunday
school by Charles Johnson: piano ;
duet. American Fantasie by Victor j
I Herbert. Mrs. J. Minor Dunham, and j
I Miss Katberine Moore: open discus-j
re Still on the Outs
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f- *- * ?
*ic provinces of Esthonia and Llvd
city and once a great Russian arthe
Germans were usable to capture
>ad runs from it to Petrograd from
Interesting Meetings to be j
Held Throughout the
County Tomorrow.
Washington's Birthday will be observed
tomorrow evening at 7;<iJ
o'clock by patriotic meetings at numerous
points in Fairmont and throughout
Marion county. Patriotic songs
and patriotic addresses will be heard
at Fairmont school houses and in addition
to such programs nt points
throughout the ccumy it ii?i?
suggested that community branches
he organized of the Clarion Couuiy
Council of Defense.
The Sons of Revolution will bold
their annual meeting at The Fair-t
mont hotel, gathering there o' f:uO p.I
ro. for a light luncheon, which will be j
followed by addresses by Col. F. T. j
Martin, of Grafron. and J. R. More-1
land, of Morgantown. The members?
of the William Haymond chapter'
Daughters of the Revolution will be'i
the guests of the Sons of the Revo-j
lution and the activities of the chap- j
ter will be related by Mrs. Gcorgs DeBolt.
Mrs. W. H. Conaway had orig-J
inally planned to entertain that order
at her home and the musical program
she had decided upon will be rendered
at the hotel.
The meetings to be held in Fairmont
and the speakers assigned are given
below ar. well as the speakers prov:-|
ded for Fairview, Hutchinsou ami
Fleming school?John Jacobs. President
Chamber of Commerce: Harry
Shaw, attorney; Rev. C. E. Goodwin
pastor First >1. E. church, presiding.
Barnes school?Jas. A. Meredith. W.
K. Barnes, attorneys.
Miller school?Ira L. Smith. City
Commissioner; Charles Evans, Secretary
Chamber of Commerce.
White school?Mrs. J. A. Meredith.
President Woman's Club; J. Walter;
Barnes. Federal Fuel- Administrator: j
Prayer, Rev. C. D. Mitchell; M. B.j
Cobun. presiding.
High school?Rev. Chas. Baird Mit-i
chell. presiding; Judge W. S. Haymond.
Circuit Court: Hon. O. S. 31cKinney,
former editor Times.
Worthington?Mrs. George DcBolt.
State President Federation of Women's
Clubs; H. H. Rose. Chief Club
Federal Fuel Administrator.
Hutchinson?Prof. W. E. Buckley.
Principal Butcher school: Attorney
Wb. M. Kennedy, former County Superintendent.
Fairview?Mrs. X- R. C. Morrow,
teacher of English, Normal school; W.
J. WiegeU manager Fairmont Printing
& Publishing Company; A. Bcwer'
Mayor of Fainncnr.
Norwood?Rev. H. G. Stoetzer. pas-!
tor First Presbyterian churchy Dr. L.j
N. Tost. County Health Physician.
Dunbar?Attorney R. A. Watts. Sec-;
retary Board of Education: Hon. B. F. j
Barrackville. Scott C. Lowe, attor n\y.
Visiting Ectarians
Invited to Attend
All local Rotarians and visiting Ro-.
tarians are urged to be present at the.
meeting of the Fairmont Rotary club'
to be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock at
The Fairmont hotel. There will be
special things doing at the meeting
tonight which will be of nterest to
everybody, a good turnout is especially
desired tonight.
ide, You'll Have to
mmm I
Five Million Dollars Wortfi
of Uniform Cloth M
QP3FA0Q nufR nntittTmr
ui iiLfiuu uvLii uuuniiii
t : '
\ Vz!k9H
New York Police in Conneo ;|
tion With Federal Agents
Unearthed It, /
(?y Associated Press*
NEW YORK. Feb. 21?Eight clothing
manufacturers, two employees sad
a cleric in the quartermasters department
of the armr. were indicted by,
the Federal Grand Jury here today,
charged with being concerned in extensive
army uniform cloth frauds.
The indictcments are being based
upon evidence gathered by the Federal
District Attorney's office in connection
v.-ith the arrest about two months
ago of Lewis Davidson, head of the
Universal cloth Shrinking and Reflnrioth
and other army supplies .approximately
worth $5,000,000 were stolen
according to Lieut. George D. Bannits
of the New York police force,
who in conjunction with federal anthorit
ie.; investigated the alleged fraud
which be said Included thefts in other ? '3jj
part-; of the country.
He asserted that ,plot of nation wide
proportions had been uncovered and
that investigations in other Cities
probably would be undertaken.
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Their Army is Now Within
Four Miles of Jeri- i
< Bv Associated Press)
LONDON". Feb. 21.?a further ad*
vance of Three and one-half miles on <Ssa
a front of seven and three-fourth '
miles has been made by British forces
in Palestine, the War office anonnces. .
The British are now within four miles ' v- i
of Jerico. The operations are being '
continued. iisM
The British losses on Tuesday when
an advance was made on a 15 mil* . . J
front cast of Jerusalem were very , 'i5?3k
slight. Yesterdays losses have not
reported. The British also advanced
northwest of Jerusalem to a maximum :
depth of or.e mile on trout of lour
miles*. * ''
Some Ft Es All Freight
Carriers Very Soon '
CB.- Assoc'* led Press! .
WASHINGTON". Feb. 21.?Fast passenger
trains competi/.on between
New York and Chicago. Chicago mid ;
St. Louis. Washington and Southern
J :*v.r?Arfont nticgnn PPf '
points ana uiua j, ??
terminals trill be eliminated soon, the
railroad administration announced.today.
Certain roads trill be selected for
fast passenger trains and other lines '
devoted more extensively to freight .jggW
Investigation has been made by A.
M. Smith, regional director for the \^3j3
cast to determine whether the New
York Central. Pennsylvania or Balti- .'J?
more and Ohio should be used for fast . ~
parsenger trains between New Tort ^
and Chicago. By this means the railread
administration hopes to sare.
m3ny millions of dollars without inconveniencing
passcnsor traffic. In many H
cases officials point out the fast trains V;;!3SB
running in competition are only par- 7>s-3
tiaily filled.
I .ii&M
' Charles Miller. Prop. " ' I
219 Jefferson St. . ;
Opp. Princeea Theatre
Phone 1204 R Fairmont. W. VS. j
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