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lP$ffivr^r 1 jr- yiii lYm mi fn*i Rnif ffwiiwimir " ^..tuicmrn lhfs mcmbew .wociateo p.at FAIEMONT.WEST VIBGPttA, MONDAY EVBtTOre, MABCH 25, BIS tooav new. tos.y PRICE THREE CEMTS die 10 be made iii: i schools War Garden Clubs to be Started in AH the Wards. i PREFER HOME GARDENS S,| Special Supervisors Will be r" - Appointed to Direct the : | Work. 1 At a meeting of the Board of EducM tton of Fairmont Independent school jdlatrict held Saturday afternoon in the offices of City Superintendent of Schools Otis G. Wilson, plans for tlie organization of War Garden work in the public schools were discussed. It is planned by the Board to spend a considerable sum of money in educating pupils of the schools in the art of : tion of our entrance into the war will be among the important matters taken HF Several members of the defense orsanitation have talked over the matter V? and have expressed their desire to have K a demonstration which will likely he B>i the largest defaonstration that has et-er been given in Fairmont. If the plan B* Is endorsed the demonstration will take ' place on Saturday April 6 or Sunday K' Plans for a big celebration on these K. two days seem to be in common Br.,., thronighout the state. Several cities have already worked out definite plans jr." tor their demonstrtaions. |y.; " Atthe defense meeting this evening B " plans will also be taken for additional ^Bv~ nommnnlty meetings to be held in the Br ., near future and the further organlzaB Qon of the community councils. The j B - 'meeting of the County Council of DeBt; - Sense this evening is extremely impor M- taxtx ana every memoer is urgea to atH||fassion Week at B||a- First M. E. Church KSrr?*Pa?sIon Week will be observed by P Jhe First M. E. church with services ptA night this week. There will be EoT different preacher each evening'. i??he Her. J. E. "Wells, pastor of DLagjaonA' street M. E. church, will be the ' ^^Hregpeaker tonight. Special mnsic at Storery meeting The week's meeting [y-fifcraally the beginning of special evsariffi*"**'1* toeetlngs which win continne kstfl'?hoot the middle of AprO. garden making. It Is planned to have the boys and girls over ten years of age to enroll in the war gaidcn clubs and to maintain in their dSvn heme grounds a gar* den where they will grow vegetables under the direction of special supervisors appointed to look alter the work. It is planned to have a demons tra tlon gardeu of perhaps a halt' acre in tacit.? agd. where the supervisor- wiU ; "" demonstrate the proper modes of planting and growing vegetables to the "IHXpils who wHI put their knowledge to a' practical test in their own home gardens. a The governmeut rather encourages the Idea of the home gardens rather than the school gardens and for this reason local school authorities will encourage each pupil to maintain his I own gai ut-u. Teachers of the local schools who are versed In garden making will be placed in direct charge of these ward gardens and these supervisors will work under the direction of F. M. Musgrave. supervisor of agriculture of the high school. ' Complete plans concerning the orf ganization of the garden clubs will be announced later. weWScil meetinfi_tonight Several matters of importance will jome before the meeting of the Marion county Council of Defense to be held in . the office rooms of the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce this evening at S o'clock. The advisability of having a big demonstration in this k dtjf for the opening of the third LibMS' T^ftn ramnaian and tlie celebra ONS U. S.Marine Was || One of First Hit j By the Big Gun j <3y Associate3 Press) PARIS. March 25.?An American corporal of marines was struck m the chest by a splinter off one of the first shells which fell during Saturday's bombardment of Paris by German:?. He was wounded seriously but his l.fe probably ?a: saved by the deflection of the splinter by a cigarette case. * 1 ~ vannrtoil * i'j iar as u<xo wcc vf?. ? is the only American victim of the ! bombardment. The Matin says one of slie shells : firel in the direction or Paris ye-terday struck a church in a "niburb Several persons ?lv.i were aiiendrrr a palm Sundav service were tilled. , ! ?????j UUX OF SAKO HOLOs! IP LOCBST AVE.JOB i Because of the extremely cold weather during 'he past lev- months ' 1 and the inability to get a supply of j sand it has been impossible for the city to complete 'he work on Locust. ' avenue near the intersection of Cleve1 land avenue and Jackson -ctrect. It is : ; believed at City iiall that a suppiv of ! taint will be s.ecurcd wi-.hin the next I week jr two and with good weather it . will only take a short while to com . plcte the job. Work was abandoned on uoeust avenue beeause of the cold weather; laud since the weather conditions have i been favorable, it has been impossible ' to set sand. The bricks are on the job i and ready to be laid. 1 The big part of the work in the Loi oust avenue section was completed in the fall when the weather was favorI able. About the only work remaining unfinished is the laying of the brick j between Cleveland avenue and the 1 Billingslea residence. I ! j Holy Week Services I St. Patrick's Church 1 The following services will be observ ! j e:l by St. Peter's Catholic during the present week in observance 01 Hoiv j Week: ' ? | Maunday Thursday?High TO3SS ai: I 7:.10 o'clock a. m.. followed by the wo-; .cession of the Blessed Sacrament.; j Evening service and sermon. 7:3d j Good Friday?Mass of the PreSanc-j tified. 7;:>0 o'clock a. in. Evening ser-i ^ioe at 7:30 o'clock. Holy Saturday?Ceremonies begin at 7 o'clock a. rt>.. and the masi proper] will take place at S o'clock. Easter Sunday services will take piace at the regular hours. S and i0:0o o'clock in the morning and 7:S0 o'clock in the evening. Special music is being arranged by the choir. Pa:in Sunday was fittingly observed j yesterday. At eight o'clock children's i communion service was held in which ' } the children furnished the music. The [ blessing of the Palms took place at; 10:30 o'clock. At this service the j choir furnished appropriate music and j Frank Jordan sane two solos? "Ave Ma ria" and "Jesu Dcus Madge Most both selections being the compos; / .ns , of Mrs. \V. A. Smail. i | | Holy Week Services tor Boys and Girls: Special services in observance of! Holy Week will be held this week at i the M. P. Temple and will be conduct- i ed by the pastor, the Rev. John C. : Broomfield. Services will be conduct-,' ed each afternoon at four o'clock and : each evening at 7:30 o'clock. The. afternoon services will be especially j for boys and girls and will be held in : the lecture room. The evening services will be held in the main audi! torium. Tonight the theme will be j "Monday the Day of Authority" or the [ value of being in the Will of the Lord. f TO" pnoiic is javnea iu suvuu uivbo services. AMERICAN STEAMER SUNIC LOMDON. March 25?The admiralty announces that the American steamer Chattahoochee 5,088 tons net 1ms bean sunk by a German submarine off the Bngtteh coast. Her crew of 78 was landed safely. The master states that the submarine fired a number of top pedoes, four of which struck the ship. MARRIAGE LICENSEE. Today Deputy County Clerk FhJQlpa issued these marriage licenses: Dare Shephard. 32, widower, and Radle MoClain. 21. colored, both of rsrminffton: John R- Moody. 20, and Mary C. Jacobs. 21. both of Grant Town ? \ds in The West VI HOI BIC GUI FIRED ONLY FEW SHOTS M MORNING ' j < Parisians Refuse to Take the German Monster Seriously. TALK MOnToF BATTLE i Compare It With the Assault the Germans Made on Verdun. i . 'Fly .Vsoeiatcd Fro--' PARTS. March L'V ?The long range bombnulasc-u ?! Paris tss resumed at 0: :y thi; i.: :-.?ng but teas, interrupted alter the second shot. After a brief interval two more shots were fired. The bombardment was again suspended ar teu o'clock. As was the case yesterday the pee-. J ' ^ -'*or Collarr. PIC Qi<2 UUl lunu I\J * . which v.cre filled on Saturday remained empty this morning. Soon after they were awakened bi ti:c tirsr shots, the people we brought to their windows by the rattling of drums. Policemen searched through each quarter of the city introducing ihe'new system of alarm which : is distinguished from the alarm in the esse of air raids. The police came in for a great amount.of chaffing, the people being , greatly amused at their lack of pro-' Ttclenc-'. w>; tv-ofreiv dmnK .. . This appeared to mark their limit; of interest in the bombardment. Work ' was resumed under normal condi-! tions. The streets were full of people whose cole subject of conversation was I the new* battle on the Sorame which is generally compared with Verdun. G-ive-s Hp Business rn- C1?_~ -at, ? -LU oervt; biic i^ctbiuxi j G. T. Fcdcrcr. whose meat market . is one of the best known retail estab- ; lishments in Fairmont, will 150 with j the next lot of drafted men who will ; leave here April 2. and he is now busy j making preparations to close out bis t business. The business he leaves here Is a ' very nice and prosperous one. but he j said today that, the only regret he had . over the call of his country is that he i will have to part for a time at least > with his many customers, who have ' been very kind to him and for whom ; he entertains a feeling of gratitude j for the part they played in making hi? business career the success it is. Wilson Congratulates British Commander; /By Associated Fress> WASHINGTON. March 23.?President Wilson today called Field Marshal Haig congratulating him on the British stand against the German of- ( fensive and predicting a final allied victory. The President's message J read: "May I not express to you my warm ' admiration or tbe spienaia steadiest ness and valor with which your troops have withstood the German onset and the perfect confidence all Americans fee! that you will win a secure and final victory. Ralph G. Wilfong Joins the Engineers; Ralph G. Wilton*, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilfong. of 200 Locust avenue, has enlisted In the United States engineering corps and has successfully passed the examinations and it now stationed at Camp Meade, Md. Mr. Wfltong was a former resident of this city but has been located for Ve eevee vAnra *> RwiHur. W. Vs.. with the Bea-rer Coal oompany. Recently he went to Jenkins. Ky-where he was employed aa a mining engineer with the Consolidation Coal eompeny. He expects to come here later for a visit with relative*. Wood Before Senate Committee. WASHINGTON*, torch 25?MMpl General Leonard Wood, who recently retained from battle great was egged before the Senate Military oomxnilMe late today to inform the committee regmeucBl military situation and especially as to the American Expeditionary force. "7 ' . . rginian Frequently j " , -r. ~.r* 'Zkls+'i ; X+* ->Tdn*; H MB M ^ ^B ^B I^H 0-UJ-Lnj-Ln_r?r>r>^ a^aT* ?T*wj <? WHERE HtiNS ir* Bt+uftC *Xp^^l"COg' r^5^. a I ( r~ rO^cj, S " "V'tatw/' 1 lr^A%x^r^r^i^\j \ </VtT> ""tijjttv ^-y \. | / p,-..Jt"-'~? A ^ i / V?^" v?2-< f ?H"r-?>-? ,AK?k \ r"V?> cywricrv. ? , v.Vac V o0'r? ufu?2r? *S?&'* \ , utwJIy VS3X,nt?r? N . --V-. c- J ~"v!f^-y^N ^'-xt fiERMANS CLAIM THEY HAVEJAPAUME Say Fighting is Now in Middle of Old Somme Battlefield. Ey Associated Ppsss"! BERLIN. March. 25.? (British Admiral^" per W'treiegp Press.) ? The nrtyf *taln.&nr ti _^.h-v north of the Somme in the middle ot. the former ijommc battlefield, says today's official statement. Bapaume was captured in night; fighting. In the evening Nesle was taken by j storm, the ^itement adds: British. Americans and French were i thrown back through a pathless trood-! ed country. Guiscard and Chauny: were captured in the evening. Violent fighting developed for pos-; session of Combles and the heights west of the town. The enemy was defeated. the statement adds. More than 45.000 prisoners and more than 600 guns have been taken, the statement says. REUTERS REPORT. < By Associated Pre** ? LOXDOX. March 25.?The British this morning were counter attacking between Xesle and Ham. Reuters' correspondent at British headquarters reports. The French also were in action. North of Bapumc he states the Germans were attacked in considerable force at dawn but did not get through the British barage. ii s mmm UiUiUllUinLLIIU IN THICK OF IT Same Commands That Were in the Cambrai Fighting: Last Year. (By Associated Press} BRITISH ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN" FRAXCE, March 25?American engineers have again been in the throes of the fierce conflict in -which they have done excellent work in transportation. The presence of the American engineers on the battle front has long been known. They were praised highly for their gallantry in the battle at Cambrai last fall. German cavalry in small amahexa baa been in action bat thus far U has been used merely to harass the British* during their withdrawal. Air Raid on Paris Early. This Morning CBy Associated Prnfl PARIS, March Jo.?Another ah mid alarm was sounded shortly after one o'clock this morning. After threefourths of sa hour firemen*" bugles sounded and church hells annomced that all was clear and the Parisians -were able to return to bed. TRU8TTES TO MEET. A meeting of the trustees o! the Tint Presbyterian church win beheld Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock In the offices of City Commissioner J. Walter Barnes in the city bonding. : \re Answered Befot ?.?f. ? GTH ' , & AKBtmtffilNG 1 i^^>vs^rbrei qbwi^T^ nT^-^ / \ j??ounaci I * \V Oau^ ^^?ves ga?i?i>?^yw^^^/y^~ __ ^?.V mfc o&prtu AsotttA* I 31 ., ? ^'^r> | ^ r5te^T^C 8fe?W?^i^^ / p/^^xCs "W // ) ^W" f^2iuc<?cn /// j " 5^7 ^|T ?fCf IV ONcuviIk yMrgrj y^ / tI \ // X?rrU?>o jp "^X^/^^cgtaw > x / ^'S'0H?xx??5??urt \ ry<S-, Ay??naf< ^/-y~^Deui!i?t V^ AtifDOOJ L^^ol G?t*? r\ "*"*-] j 8h?o fcr*pX/ / I ?re?x*?S * ^ ^*V. / % C??ier?*o ci^a/^iI,,> (V V M? LfcfUKVUr*Jg | v^r \ ,,>C*JViv,!^o-4n^Uft /ib^iitvti \^xj\l<=^>^* v 4*? j?vuv, ^V-atJ V<C"': / AMarpvil j S nrnmii TmnitTr Tfl btlfMAR I (111111 It III BRiTISH GUNNERS They Have Been Covering British Retreat in Splendid Fashion. I i < By AesoctateJ Freasi LONDON. March 25.?1The British in their retreat defended every hill, ridge and fortification with the great; est st&hbornness. messages from Ger man war correspondents on the west! ern front say. according to a Central ! \"eTs disnatch from Amsterdam. The British artillery. It is added." splendidly sacrificed itself in covering the retreat, the batteries only breaking up when the German storming troops arrived within a Vv hundred yards of the positions. The British gunners then fired their last ammunition and retired. piTS ! KILLED ill BATTLE ->j\ ?? fBy Associated Press) LONDON, March 25?Prince Henry of Pless. head of younger branch of the Pless family has been killed In the fighting on the western front, according to Central news dispatch, quoting advice* received from Berlin. Prince Henry XXVhwu head of the younger brand} of houWof Pless. He was born Is 1358 and succeeded his father Prince Henry XIV as head o! the principality' upon die latter* death in 1913. - ~ H# wis *. general In tha Prosatan eav.alar. Bseide his retpiing In his owa right.**head of the younger branch of '<? k.a mm*mA mm mm Sent ?3&'jOc^ob?r I90s"of th? prindpalit? of th^ oW^r brmabb.of th* hou?t, BritigiL Withdrawal Made in GoodOrdei TBr iMdiM guif LOtTOON. March 25. ? The Man. cheater Guardian ?n a significant 'feature of the sitnation on the battle front ia that'after three day* fish tint the enemy claims only 5,000 prisoner: more than after the second day, which means that the British with draws! after the xnptora of the front west of St. Qaentoa mis.made in ex cellent order. The newssner.regardi thie as a good omen tor thyatnre. e ihe Peeper Has B i V- .. ' .s IEIR GERMANS Mi I EFFORT DA i SOOTH OF Cll TTiaiV Fffnrts Snutl ; JL ltv?a ww ~ ? ?I Sunday Result* Failure Bi j Office R FRENCH SEND m i HKHHHHBl J Indications Are That the B j Satisfaction of the Allie j Up to This ????__ i (By Associa LONDON. JIarch 25.?Fr have developed northward 2 the War office announces. T attacks yesterday afternoon The British drove back Somme bodies of German tr river between Licourt and B; The atal*!ncGi^ follows: "The battle continues with front- Powei-ful attacks del day afternoon and evening no repulsed. Only at one point di our trenches, where they \vf Elsewhere the enemy attack chine gun and artillery fire i his troops were dmven back ^ "During the night and th French Aidi PARIS, March 25.-The I the assistance of the British . battle front, the War office ; j Noyon and on the right ban | with the Germans is in progr< ! The statement follows: ' "French troops began to 1: | battle now being fought on j lieved certain of the allied fc j this sector cf the front. ! 'At the present time they a I in the region of Novon and tl on the right bank of the C forces. Northeast of Rheims then action in the region of Courc In the Champagne two Gei Fuippes resulted in failure, prisoners near Tahure. There was much artillery and the Vosges. At daybr the French lines east of Blen The Germans were repulsed tacks have again developed i to the south of Bapaume." II ? ABTIII fBY 15 II. U. nilllLLLIII IU ACTIVE AT HI *V t/SSi f-' -- * PKofograps of Results Seor ed Taken From the Aeroplanes. ^ i iTaffifl Preay WITH THB AMERICAN ABMY IK FRANCS. March 25. ? On the Tool front there was considerable artillery acttrity daring the night American sons hesTOy aheQed the Genua frost line positions. vrnmrmv batteries replied using many ; cms shells. later photographs -were taken from i aeroplanes of the damage Inflicted by the Americans. eetPon fke Sireei a .. - - - - ru Ar ni niiiaip 1 I Mr oArAUMc I h of This Point ed in Complete IjjSH . ' .. '-v^JraS STANCE T8 BRITISH attle is Going to the Entire ; ? d Commanding Officers - 8 northward of Bapaume.jj ^'5%1 to the eastern bankof?h?'-: oops which had crossed tile ^ h I ifV* n-P Pononwo worn A til tJ. 4A?i>|/nWlUt *T MVMIMJ d the German infantry reach ||f| ire immediately thrownoufc. 11 s were stopped by rifle, ma- / _ i n front of our positions and ':-J| is morning fresh hostile at- ^ '9 rrench on Saturday went and took over a sector of iba ^ announces. In the region . ^ k of the Oise heavy fighting . occ * ntervene on March 28 in the the British front. They re- .>'^g| >rces and took up fighting on vJ|| ire engaged in heavy fighting* ~-M >ise with important German rman surprise attacks eroy and east of Badonvilfer. n this neighborhood and Fairmont Meat JIirketTCo^TSS^^^ son and Monroe Sts.. % block from, s Postoffice. Reason for rfnTtif "T drafted for military service. 'ggMSU Call 1329-J. > OH ^ .;.v^,^r?gg4SB I NOTICE TSSi j There will be a meeting of the 3 g Fairmont District Coal As socle j I tion in the office of Trevey-Khttea^* In the Jacob* boll ding. MoaficRS evening at 8 o'clock. All tstm 1 track loaders urged to atten?7&ip& portant. --^^gSg Laborers ?a shipping departinett-^ Apply OWENS BOTTLE CHINE CO. ~ 7 Hour