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I. Meeting Will be Held Right
I After Coal Club Lunch
I; Wednesday.
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JPennsy Mining Engineer!
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Reported to be Planning
Big By Product Plant.
i Every Tipple in
i'- The Region is
| Working Today
'/ . y The car supply in the Fairmont
g - district today is a shade better
: han that of last Monday and on
last Monday the car supply -was
the best it had been for any day
in months. A great many empties
l came into this region yesterday and
[ reports today indicate that 135
f mines heard from are -working. The
- -? ? ? t V? ?c TTPC>k"
I* tipple UUOeS 9UCLXI. Uix M4W
therefore, in splendid shape but unfortunately
the wagon mines have
I* no cars as box cars are being used
to carry foodstuffs in the west.
A meeting of the Central West Virginia
Coal Operators' Association will
su be held at The Fairmont Wednesday
afternoon at 2:00 o'clock for the parpose
of appointing a committee to go
j " to Washington to attend a join: conference
of coal operators and eastern railroad
men which is to take place at Jl
I o'clock Friday morning in the audiI
torium of the new Interior Department
building to discuss the question
of railway fuel supply for the coming
'year. The meeting of the Operators'
association will follow the regular midweek
luncheon of the Fairmont Coal
club and it is hoped that as many members
of the Operators' association as
J is possible will be present at the Coal
club meeting. The reports regarding
"cost of production" which were called
for by the National Fuel administration
and which arc viewed as details
necessary in connection with the anticipated
increase in selling price ot
.coal wii! also be discussed at. the meetm
' ins of the Coal club.
| Newspaper Takes a Hand.
The Clarksburg Telegram of last
K Saturday bad au editorial on the coal
situation which is being widely read
this morning among coal operators
and which has caused a great deal of
favorable comment in regard to the
activities of "Uncle" Dan Howard and
other coal men up that way. The arK
tide made some strong points in connection
with the discrimination against
the Monongah division of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad and took President
HgT9 "Willard, of the Baltimore and Ohio.
/ to task. A recent editorial from this
paper on the regional car shortage was
Planning Big Coke Plant.
S. A- Taylor, the eminent civil ana
mining engineer of Pittsburgh, has a
plan to construct an enormous byproduct
coking plant in the Fairmont
coal district, and pipe the gas output
H- to Conuellsville, Uniontown, FittsR
burgh and other points. The steady
decline in natural gas gave birth to
Mr. Taylor's idea and the recent action
of the consumers in West Virginia to
protect the users of the state before
^R; gas is permitted to be pumped to other
states has given new impetus to the
Bp| proposition. Mr. Taylor's plan does
K not contemplate to construction of new
pipe, lines but the utilization of the
I'.. ; lines' and compressing plants now in
| use xui utc ^lauauuseiuu U1 uaiuiai
MB f gas.
Bp Mr. Taylor is familiar with the pos
: fcibiHties of the by-product oveu. as a
producer of a fuel gas of high calorific
Wa,-; 'value and the practicability of transporting
it. He conceived the idea of
' having iv take the place of natural gas
Egf bjL using these lines as a distributing
Hvi system for the manufactured substitute
; ; and is sale to have encouragement
from men of great influence in putting
such a deal through. Mr. Taylor
Eg"*'' looks upon his proposition as' the need
[?p-' of the not far distant future since there
is possibility of action by the public
BP ' service commission of West Virginia
H^r ;which would prohibit the pumping of
~ gas out of the state.
New Line in Elkhorn Region.
!* The Baltimore and Ohio railroad
B! . | ,wQl place in operation *be North Pork
| branch into the large coal tract of the
?? . : Elkhorn Coal Corporation in the Elk Jb.
- . {torn vsilley of Kentucky within the
Eg- .- . ) Continued on Page Eight.)
I ^The West Virginia
if 11 I
1 I
Glenn F. Bams Gets Letter;
From McAdoo's Right
Hand Man.
!Oscar A. Price, Writer of'
the Letter is Very Well
Known in West Va.
K G. McAdoo, Director General of
Railroads, has started an investiga-!
tion of the "regional car shortage" of i
which Marion county bankers recent- j
ly made complaint. Glenn F. Barns,
casnier of the National Bank of Fairmont,
received a letter from Oscar A.
Price, private secretary of the director
general of railroads* this morning
which brings the assurance and promising
a further communication within
a short time.
The letter which Is a reply to one
addressed to the director general by
the banks of Marion county, reads: j
T'Vi ? ? fnllrttrintv Tras fOT~
warded you in answer to your wire o'f
the sixteenth instant:
National Bank of Fairmont,
Fairmont. "VV. Va.
Tour telegram sixteenth Joint
with other banks your territory
; relative to discrimination against
' Monongah division in distribution
of coal cars by B. <c O. is having
immediate attention. Incident to '
similar complaint from Clarksburg
banks by letter February
eight writing and meanwhile
will assure you that matter will
he thoroughly and promptly ban|
died." W.
Director Car.cral of Railroads.
I The Director General requested me
I to inform you that the matter is being
investigated, as you have been as"-'
i sured by telegram, and you will be'
, advised immediately upon receipt of j
definite information upon the subject" '
This communication is signed by i
Oscar A.- Price, private secretary of
: the director general and a West Viri
ginian. being a native of Roncevcrte.
: Mr. Price is known to many Fairmonters
and this fact may possibly assure
i an interest in the matter from him
j whica would, be greater than if the
' complaint came from people who were
! total strangers to him. ' j
j Mr. Barns is well pleased with the
j assurances in this letter that the re:
gional car shortage is being investigat
j ed and coal men who have had a
: glimpse of the letter also see much
encouragement in it. j
I The regional car shortage in this region
has reached a total of something ]
i like 5.000 cars and as the apparent dis- ]
; crimination on the part of the Balti- j
: more and Ohio railroad affects busi|
ness men to a considerable extent and
j citizens generally to a lesser cr great
er extent the financial institutions of i
i Marion county sent Mr. McAdoo a;
telegram and a letter calling his atten-'
' tion to the situation which followed up
j a similar protest on the part of Clarks
| burg bankers.
| That is the Plan of the Pres;
ent Invasion According:
to Their Report.
(By Asrociatcd Press!
LONDON. Feb. 25.?Germany plans
to restore the monarchy in Russia, according
to a telegram dated Friday in
Petiograd to the Morning Post.
It says the Grand Duke of Hesse has
: been appointed the commander in the
i Riga section of the German front,
i "His sister." the dispatch adds, "the
: former Empress Alexandria as the
' guardian of her son. the former Tsare:
vitch. is the favorite German candidate
' for the throne. The former emperor ;
will not accept the throne from Ger,
man hands.
. The marriage of Roy C. Stewart, of j
i Lost Creek, and Miss Mabel Cork, also '
' of Lost Creek, was solemnized on Sun- j
i day. February 24. at the residence of j
: the officiating minister. Rey. W. J.I
Eddy, ou Walnut avenue. They went to,
I Lost Creek where they will reside. |
n is Read By the W(
' "t' * -rv-' " rV T'v- t '
Wwf K K
K' | Northern 0
Jr\n vy//tj
To J. Walter Barnes, Chairman Mar
Without taking a painstaking surve
how much money will have to be ra
the various war work funds during tl
where in the neighborhood of $100,0
To raise that amount in separate
here. $20,000 there, and so on, is go
wtyk and consume a lot of time of s<
citizens the county contains. That as
far than the amount of money involve
Moreover in spite of the fact that
has been a splendid success and was r
erous proportions, there is a danger tl
frequently repeated importunities som<
meritorious campaign will fail. In th
course, but the county vvill suffer in pr
In view of ali these facts it seems tc
ought to be done to put the war givir
basis: a basis which will insure that t
all legitimate Cells upon its bounty qui
pie the annoyance of too frequent n<
workers against loss of much time vv
volves. The War Chest plan, which
in Columbus, .Ohio, may not be exacl
but that is the general idea that suggi
it is to be of any great amount of \
worked out soon, for not far ahead is
effort in behalf of the Red Cross, ai
various sizes and degrees of important
The first thing to find out is whet'
plan to a sucession of so called drivt
plan would be preferred a big organi
backed with a fully thought out sch
I must have a sounding of public sent
1 J? Cn?rw-P Defense. But
U1C V/UUiiy w.
out funds Cand must needs be conside
financing plans). The West Virgin
a representative of each community
Fairmont who are always consulted ii
ence at a luncheon to be held at Th?
J pose of threshing die question out T
Such a meeting will be well wort!
inadvisable to adopt any of the plan
other communities. There can be at
nent war finance committee for the <
campaigns can be referred as they cor
This offer is made purely because
that there is genuine need for quick <
| luncheon for such a gathering could 1
| would take time and might lend to n
1 of the meeting already underwritten
criticism of any kind, you can go ah
lieve you should select the men you t
your conference before the end of die
With the hope. Mr. Chairman, th
tion and permit us to cooperate in tl
way that may G'-c:r to you. v.-c awai
inn i of nn
V ULL Ui nuuumu
I Everything Going to the
Dogs if You Believe
What You Hear
This Is the seventh of a series of
I articles -written especially for The
I West Virginian by George Ran|
dolph Chester, who went to Europe
; to tell the story of France today
for this and associated dailies. He
j is accompanied by his wife and col!
laborator. Gillian Chester.
j (Copyright, 1918, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association.)
PARIS. Feb. 25.?Lights and
j laughter in the busy little Cafe de
I Braille: but not for them:
The seven Americans at the corner
table, from freckled red-headed big
Jones to little Dingbat with the sixhair
mustache, are steeped and saturated
in gloom as they wait for their
soup; for they have been in Paris, the
* Ww Wnc? for two ;
| fester uuw ui ?*o
I whole days.
The only comfort they have Is In
each other: they are firm friends?
having met on the boat coming over
?and they can confide in and trust in
each other.
"Say!" They are electrified by the
sudden appearance of another friend,
though not quite a firm one, for
Brown crossed on the previous boat.
But they met him in London, and he
(Continued on page 7.)
Income Tax Man
Here a Day Longer
Granted an extension of time. George
M. Ralphsnyder. income tax agent,
will remain in Fairmont until Wednes
day at noon when he will leave for
Parkersburg. Mr. Ralphsnyder may
i be found at the office of the county
I court.
)men of Fairmont an
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res? Virginia's Greatest News
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n Letter
ion County Council of Defense:
y it would be impossible to say just
ised in Marion county and given to
ic present year, but it will be some
"drives" and campaigns for $2,000
ing to involve an immense amount of
>me of the busiest and most valuable
pcct of the problem looms larger by
d. _ 1
evesy campaign so far put on here I
e warded by oversubscriptions of genlat
because of resentment against the
i highly important and in every way
iat event no one will be to blame, of
? The West Virginian that something
ig of Marion county upon a business
he county will be in position to meet
ickly and fully and yet save the peosisy
appeals, and guard the faithful
hich a multiplicity of campaigns inrecently
was so successfully adopted
tly what the local situation indicates,
ssts itself to this newspaper. And if
good this year a program should be
. the 1918 hundred million, or more,
ad after that there will be others of
her die county prefers a War Chest
ss. If it is felt that the War Chest
zation covering the entire county and
eme can be worked up. but first we
iment. This of course is work of
inasmuch as that body itself is withred
along with the others in all future
ian hereby authorizes you to invite
in the county and those citizens of
- ?-t. n.H*rc tn mivt vnu in confer
1 OUk.lt litukl.vw ???? J
; Fairmont some evening for the purhe
West Virginain will pay the bills.
1 while holding even if it is deemed
is that have been found workable in
: least a foundtion laid for a permacounty
to which each of the various
ne up throughout the year,
it is the conviction of this newspaper
iction on this matter. The cost of a
oe raised by passing the hat, but that
lisunderstandings. With the expense
and in a way which is not open to
ead and make your plans. We bevant
to consult this evening and hold
at you will think well of this suggcsle
way indicated, and in any further
t your commands.
I ?
i His Essay Outstanding Feature
of Thrift Meeting
j at Miller School.
The Seventh and Eighth Grades oC i
the Miller school held a very interesting
War Saving Society program this
morning from 11:30 to 12:10. One of
the interesting numbers of the program
was the essay by Joe Ross on
'How to Save Honey.''
Mr. Beckner's talk showed the necessity
of evehy boy and girl practicing
thrift in everything. Interesting
figures were quoted.
Personal interesting experience on
saving were given by Martha Cielland.
Ellis Thornburg and Leoua Fricdi
Joe Ross the essayist o? the meeting
j is in the Seventh grade. His paper in
full is as follows:
I "I have been given the task of writi
ing a paper on how to save money. In
I these times when so much is going on
j and everything brings such high prices.
it seems useless to even think
I that one could save much: yet we
I fcnow there never was a time when
| economy and saving was more needed
i to be practised than today.
"In this society which we are Just
launching?we are determining to do
a little saving, by buying thrift stamps.
But the question is?how make money
to buy these stamps? I am here going
to mention some of the ways I
lrnntr nf wfierohr mnnev mar hp earn.
ed. We boys in the seventh grade
tried it and they succeeded. We collected
and sold bottles an dpaper. and
were able to buy a picture?then, why
not make money in some such' way to
buy Thrift Stamps
* "I might mention a number of ways
to gave money. Suppose all give up
going to places of amusement for at
least a part of the time: If we've been
going to the "movies** twice a week or
more?let's only use part of our money
in this way. and save the rest toward
buying thrift stamps. Each one of
us is able to make some money each
week, by work, such as beating carpets,
washing windows, selling papers
and magazines. These and many other
ways, a boy or girl might make
many a dime which he should feel in
Continued on Page Eight.)
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viG. FEBRUARY 25, 191&~
n. rbiurf ii
City Will Not Run Any Risk!
Over Delays on Construction.
When the Wav is Cleared
Work on Nov.* Structure
Will be Rushed.
i %
; Although It may be some time before j
sufficient material is here to continue
| the construction of the South . Side
bridge, the present structure will not
be torn down until the city authorities
bare absolute assurance that the work
can be rushed to completion without
the least possible delay, according to
information given out at the City hall
this morning. The city has reserved
' all rights to dictate to the contractors
i as to when the existing bridge shall be
i torn aovn. me contracture tauuui
i tear down the present structure until
! they have the permission of the city
! authorities.
Because of numerous delays, especially
in getting a supply of lumber for
form work, the contractors will be unable
to tear down the bridge and conj
tinue construction work on March I.
las originally contemplated. In antici{pation
of a big delay in getting maj
terial here, the lumber-was ordered
several months ago. Much of it is no-won
its way here from the northwest,
while there is some of it that has not
been shipped. The contractors can do
no more work until the lumber arrives.
Mayor Bowen and Street CommisI
sioner Lehman are firm in their beliefs
j that the present structure must not be
' torn down and two ends of the city
practically disconnected, until all posj
sibility of delay in construction have
! been guarded against. Commissioner
I Lehman this morning said:
I "The present bridge will not be torn
down until we have ?reasonable assurance
that all material will be here
! when it is needed."
Mayor Bowen puts it even stronger
| by saying that a delay of any length
in the construction of the bridge after
the present bridge has been torn down
' would be a "public calamity." He is
of the opinion that the city must not
put too much confidence in the rail.
roads but should have everything on
I the job before the present structure is
. destroyed.
I The South Side bridge is now strongI
er than it has been for many years.
Mnch of the steel about the bridge has
been surrounded by concrete malting
the piers much stronger.
how mw how
mm spread
Fifteen Cases in City Traced
to Two Different
Two more cases of smallpox were
discovered in Fairmont duriag the
week end. making a total of fifteen
cases that have been reported in this
city. The two new cases arc those
of Olga Lougliton. a small child residing
at 116 Meredith street and Ho
bart Hill at 6-7 Virginia avenue. Tfte
Loughton case was reported late Saturday
The Hill case was reported to the
city health officers as chickenpox. Just
as ?oon as the report was received
an .investigation was made and it was
learned that Hill did not hare the
chicken pox but had a pronounced
case of smallpox.
City physicians who have made a
careful study of the smallpox situation
in Fairmont have been able to
trace the 15 different Fairmont cases
to two different sources. It has re-^
cently been learned that the Meredith''
case on Sixth street was not the
flrst case' of smallpox in this" city,
bnt that a man by the name of Joe
Toothman was the first to have the
disease. He was treated for chickenpox.
bnt later it was found that be
had the smallpox. Toothman Is acquainted
stith Peck Metz and it is believed
that eMtz took the disease from
Toothman. There is reason to believe
that the last ten cases originated
from the Toothman and Metz cases.
The flrst fonr cases are thought to be
of a different origin.
Than Twice as Man\
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* p"?TODAY'S
; Si
Tiun nm&uui i
Operation Involved
ing But There W<
Casualties, Offic
Raid Permitted the America]
Lines I or Several Hund
Where it T
The heavy black line shows the pr ?
1 St. Mihiel salient and to the east of it. '
' the new field defences the Germans hai
] and to which it is believed they mean i
i line is doubled on the left of the man j
Where the blank line is doubled on the i
j conducted extensive "feeling out'* op-c
(By Associal
25?An Amei fan patrol in ?
in conjunction with a French
etrated a few hundred yards
* . x? ?
2?piureu [.wu "-Ttri unn,ci
machine gun.
There was seine sharp fi
enemy wore ki-Jcd and wounc
The Franco-American pa
of a French officer.
{ * The car office communication
Ailette river -which penetrates the Chei
etrated the German tines as tar as the i
They were reported to have retui
; eluding two ollicers.
! Charred Bodies of J
Children Found j
Charred remains of Emma and Earl !
McClain. the two colored children that !
. were burned in- a shanty at Jamison ,
; No. S on Sunday, near Farmington. j
have been taken in charge by Under- |
j taker Williamson today. Both bodies ;
; are beyond recognition.
;' Music pupils of Miss. Eleanor Blanche
Barns will give a recital beginning at
[ S o'clock Thursday evening at the
j home of Mrs. L. Klaw on Pierpont av:
enue. Parents and friends of the puj
pils are invited to be present.
t rr. i 3
we Ji&ve itecuicu n?v
| kinson for Monday, Tues<
j ruar^ 25th, 26th and 27th,
and friends in making out
This service is free.
We ask that you asser
to take as iittle of Mr. Wil
The National Be
t/ Fairmont Homes cu
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r*,? ""'I
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Some Sharp Fight-; ~|?|jl
ire No American 1
^<c*iSs3HI -t!
rial Report Says -.'IllB
ns to Penetrate the German -.]
red Yards at the Point ! |
isent position of the Germans in the ;*J
re erected before the fortress of Metx ..
ight of the map the French KslYc fast..-;
> , > - - -aJgSjj
- i j , j iV^ _ |
:s ana twenty men <uu uue
ght'ing and a number of tfee-^
led. There are no AinericatiEr:^^^^^
de the comin^S,^^
Saturday reported that north of.vthort^^s!
nin-des-damcs French, troops had SMOr;;^
teighborhood of Chevrigny. b~ nod
with material and 25 prisoners hK ijja
Wants Notch Cut
Edward Shinn. a well known"
tnonter has loaned a valuable. palroi
glasses to the government to helprto i
detecting submarines with one_ge>gB<M!)Cjj|g^^^^^|
He asks that every time a submarine ?
is dected and sunk as a i?*o&;dt?MES
glasses that a notch be cut
strument. When the war.is Waggagj
the glases have been rettrraedVTmljajjjjjj
will be able to Know jus^aow mHK
submarines his glasses have detected.
He adds further that if necesMT^;!!*^^
government may cut the glasses faQ^S
of notches.
services of Mr.. A. J. Wiftcf
lay and Wednesday, Fefi-|l
to assist our customers*;.;
their Income Tax
ible your figures in ordei||li
Sanson's time as poss3d^|jj
ink of Fairmont ;. |9|
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