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j .-- 1 w i? ?. . . , ? - i j rne^^u^Mgrsr'.a&t.ste^^ma k. |\JL . -- 1 ; B.I , ' " 1 ' ' 1 m ? > Established 1868. member associated press. Fairmont, west Virginia, Saturday evening, aprel 13,191a todays news today price three cents^i i^bi^^^^^bbmbbbbbmbbibihhbbbbbhbssbhmbhbsbim ^ __ :^-T * - \ I GERIW ItS NIG SOUS ' PERISH IS FIRE; f A AT HOSPITAL Efuce Wards of Oklahoma Institution are Totally Destroyed. IHM CHAUMJO ESCAPE ^ Origin* of the Blaze That f|f? v Caused the Deaths is I * (By Associated Pr^ss) Spl- NORMA. Okla-. April 13?Between: [J.' <0 and 37 boys aged 10 to 15 years, alt) I.,' patlents of the state hospital were j horned to death to a fire of unknown h / origin that completely destroyed three E; wards and the dining room of the Institution. The blaze started at 3 o'clock this morning. I Later in the morning Dr. Griffin] said the death list might reach 40. The greatest number of deaths occurred In ward 15 where the children had - little chance to escape because of the ?.t rapidity of the flames and subsequent panic. No lives were lost in wards 10 and T4 but inmates weTe rescued with ? | difficulty. II ROSIAESS MEN ARE I SYSTEMATIZING ' ' " I**'- ' Their Association Being Divided into Working jpv. -fbe entire membership of the Fair?f/k tnont Business Men's Association is . being divided into bureaus which wilL ~ .. meet once each month to discuss problems relating to their respective busi. nesses. For example the grocers have a bureau of their own and will meet ' at S o'clock on the third Tuesday night of each month. The ciothing. try goods and shoe meu meet the third ; Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. The first meeting of the clothing, dry goods and shoe men was held yesterday morning at which time the bureau wa4 organized. F. J. Smith was If-; . elected chairman. Other bureaus will be organized as rapidly as demanded, n,s Grocers, clothing, dry goods aud shoe men who are not members of the association are cordially invited to attend the meetings of the bureaus and lend their assistance in solving any problems that might come up A meeting of the board of directors of the Fairmont Business Men's Association was held yesterday at which time thirty new members were accepted. The lcca! organization now _ has a membership of one hundred and seventy-one. BAXTER WILE RAVE I BIG ERAR MEETING i ' i t County People Will be thej Guests of Honor Next Wednesday. One or tie no?t important of tie j fliass meetings to be held in the cocn- j W ty next trees will be that at Baxter Hj Wednesday. Considerable care will ?*. be taken with the arrangements for If- this meeting. An especial effort will B be made to set the people of McCurr dysvill*. Hood?ville. Quiet Dell and Ft .. tie surrounding country to turn out: BtNv The rpaafcers will be H. H. Hose, of j Hv- \ the State Fuel administration office: \ M. C. Dopgh and Smith Kood. vice g-J . ' \ preejdeot of th? SI. V. T. and president > ( of the Fairmont Trust company. Mr. | \3tqge-ygr>j.a:Fon the " Danger to De-j EgE | mocracy.- SlzC" SefijclTs topic *-11! be. f-' - " "Wlrv Germany :>faat Be \S?aten." and 1 Bi':'-"' w- u~o/l rrtil r?Jk- on fSTiy M. V. T. i gsm.'T -- ? . E-'.w Hen W'a't Koip" Ta*rc will b<> cirnmonlty slnplnc. ?>t patriotic s^rgs and a fi?~ drill by I the children of tie ?ch<wly. | g^; ?a<I of ,-wi-se tfi?-e wi"l tie tnu*!c.'Tbe ! ' affair ~i"' ae h-lil jn trie *u iUervatn off x^e Easier ?ch?oI buiid:::? i??? " ..1 . . INS AR is mm oAvis BURNEDIO DEATH Aged Boothsville Woman Meets Tragic End While Alone. Mrs. Francis DavIs. l<?d about *0 years, a wel known resident ol Boothsville. was burned to death at her home Is that town Thursday afternoon about 3 o'clock. The accident occurred when her apron caught fire from a grate at her home. At the time she was alone and in her fright ; ran to tho open where the flames wero ! given added impetus. Before she could secure help her clothes were 'burned from her body. Whan found she was dead. She was the widow of Marshall Da| vis, who died about twenty years ago. | She is known by everyone in Boothsi mmi snrroTdding community, b&v tag spent most of her life in that section of the county. Funeral services were held yesterday and she was burled in the Nixon cemetery. She is survived by two children. Clyde and Florence, both of whom reside in that section. I BOTH LONDON AND | PARIS ARE RAIDED j In England the Raiders Made Trips Far Inland. . .By Associated Press) LONDON. April 13?In last night's : air raid on Ln gland one German airj ship reached the Midlands and an; other penetrated almost to the nortb1 west coast, it was officially announced i today. ! The announcement reads: "Four airships participated in last night's raid, two of them penetrated a few miles inland. Of the other two ose reached the midlands and the other nearly reached the northwest coast. The raiders were traveling at a great height and showed no inclination to attempt to penetrate the defended areas. Particulars of the casualties will be published later." PARIS. April 13.?Moft of the bombs dropped during last night's air raid | fell on one spot, striking a house. It i was evident the raiders found their | work much difficult under the new j system of aerial defenses and dropped t their bombs hastily. It was a still, j dark night of the sort most favorable for an aerial attack and a raid was . generally expected. The theatres were j in the midst of their performance , whert the sounding of sirens and the ; noise of anti-aircraft guns gave waru; ing that the raiders were approaching. The crowds in the theatres made their : way to the cellars or to other shelter j near by. arrangements for which had i beea made in advance. As on the oc| cosion of previous raids, ambulances of the American Red Cross were first on the scene. : Christ Church Parish Annual Meeting The annua: parish meeting of Cbrii: church was held last evening in the church when the following ves: trymen were electee: Dr. W. H. i Sands, George I". Brobs.'. Joseph Lehman. Rich \r:l P. Hires K. A. Rock. ; John A. Clark. Jr.. Harris Sharp. Robert Sr.ot. J. H. McCloskey. J. O. Watson. Her-o S. T.'vely and Thomas W. Arnett. Tee res try organized by electing the following ofleers: Dr. W. H. Sands. Senior warden: George H. Brobst. Junior warder and treasurer; Harris Sharp, assistant treasurer and; Joseph Lehman, registrar Will Talk Here in Interest of the Loan Captain Edward Ward, an officer In the British army who has seen actual service on the west front wiis be here on Wednesday and Thursday of uezt week to taik to local audiences in the interest of the Third Libertr T y\?n TXio cor-iri/?oc horx been secured by Glenn F. Bam;, through State Director William A. McCorkle. He will arrive in Fairmont j on Tuesday evening. Captain Ward is a Briton and is from near London, being a graduate from Oxford university. Entering the army as a chaplin. be was wounded | and given an indefinite leave of ab-1 seuce. He comes to Fairmont with the highest recommendations from State Director McCorkle During ti.e two days that be Is here he will be taken to sc.era; of lite county :mn ?'.ie:e patriotic meetings wjll be i.eld. \igkt the Banks Will \ EBEA1 MAN AHA ; FRENCH AND DF LINE ARE British By Vigoro Score Some Loca I??"?f-flo Pi vjri cat jjulliv j. j FRENCH DAVE J City of RHeims Being Bom I Reports Say the Cit: Continues THE TWO N1 The sol d black areas are the te tacks this "week. The town of Mc: j Ridge, the main object of the foe. (CBy Assoc: LONDON, April 13?1 ' last night west of Merville j and were repulsed, the War LONDON, April 13?Tl slightly in the neighborhooc prisoners. There was heavy fighti lise and Wulverghen and th ress at a late hour last nigh I WITH THE BRITISH nftMY I> Press)?With the exception of Mervj ched their objective in ptrt for the j tieres. But today's developments indie: abandoning the assaults immediately that there were to be three smashes tieres. One bad Eailleul as its mail and the third Bethune. Not l*ss than 2S divisions had b( tentious program which has meant tl very heavily outnumbered. A Germ a: men Including 7.500 rifles. The ene railway center and were throwing lai in an attempt to drive the British b? i tion csaouDtesiy is or cons:aeraDie i Yesterday and last night the ene | chaete southward .and gradually for> I teert and Ploegsteert wood until the I ' Neuve Egllse to the west. Strong enemy forces launched a and succeeded In entering the British ed by a counter attack. A second attack attempted Ia:< beaten off. Id the sector south of the Sorame [* attacks drove out the Germans from terday. AMERICANS PARIS. April 13.?The Germans the French position ia Brule wood in troops in this sector in conjunction v statement, had combatted with vigo: attacks. At one point where the ene: ; out by a counter attack. On the Somme battle front the v ; iag cemetery have been-regained by t T!:e city of Rkeims is iu llumcs. the burning area working under a he. All Be Open and A * ? ? SNGAG CKS AT BOTH ! BRITISH EBBS JEATEN BARK us Counter Attacks; 1 Successes on the j ront in Flanders ECOVERED HANSARD - _ . warded by the Germans and r is on Fire?Fighting Everywhere. ? 1 r* i -r I 1-fc-ltVI CiVV SAl-.lH.iX ID. O -'>'. , . . j ^ _-==--ga;--mt>i?- - z>r?- ?rr.. JI irritory taken hy the enemy -n his at" isincs "stands on the crest of Jfessines . I lated Press.) 'he Germans made an attack; on the northern battle front office announces. lie British advanced their line i of Festubert and took a few ng last night near Neuve-Ege battle here was still in progt i : FRANCE. Add! 1" ?By Associated j ille the Germans thus far have not rca- ' jrescnt drive north and south of Armentied that the enemy had no intention of . A captured German document reveais art the front north and south of Armeni objective, the other Merville and Aire ten employed by the enemy in this prelat at some piaces The British had been i division aggregates 13.000 to 14.000 my seems desirons of reaching Aire a ge numbers of troops into the conflict tck. The Germans thrust is this uirecmportance. |iv continued his pressure from TVyts:ed the British to fall back from Pioegs>? ttle was being staged today near n attack early la?t night eact of Locon t lines at certain points but was reject:: in the night at the same place was ! British and French troops by counter : Hangard which they penetrated yes ? t/A al ? ini i iwi*. ; last night renewed their attacks upon : ike forest of Apremcirt. American >*ith the French, says today's official ' and broken ;iie majority of the enemy tiy obtained a tooting he v.-as thrown :*.ire village ot iJongard and the adjoin- . ue Germans. The French who are attempting to lied! kvy bombardment. ] ny One of Them W iAINST RAILROADS ARE I TRYING TRICKS TO GET CHEAP FUEL Tell Operators Government: Expects Them to Cut the j Price. IS MISREPRESENTATION f ? ? r? TaJ ^ (Jar supply m n.egiuii xuuay i One of the Worst on Record. i The uaeQual car distribution along; all railroad lines. Including the Baltixrore and Ohio has resulted In a constantly decreasing tonnage and with improved weather conditions the outiput of ths mines has not increased, 1 which makes the situation even more alarming than it was in January ana February. The car supply today in the Fairmont district is very poor. There have only been three days in the last year where it was so bad. There are only 343 cars in the region today and 4S of these are coke cars, leaving 295 coal cars and 60 of this number arc privately owned, making the grand (sic!) total 235 cars. Questionable Methods. The methods adopted by some oE the railroads in their attempts to obtain fuel coal on the basis of a preferential car supply, has led the National Coal association to call the attention of the government In its bulletin of April 11 to a telegram sent by the purchasing agent of a certain railroad to a certain coal operator under date of April 9. This telegram contains this clause: "The Director General expects that the price will he materially less than prices filed by the Fuel Administra lion. Another paragraph reads: "It is toped therefore that the operators will co-operate and furnish ?-1 -> nrnfit. takinc intc Ab ? r-. , w consideration preference and car sup- j ply. s^-iair output both summer and i winter and the fact that the railroads j at 3 being operated by the Government ; to help Triii the war.1' In other words the railroads wil. guarantee a steady car supply in win- ' ter as well as summer if the coal operators wi'J "graftateers" and the proposition is made under the cloak of helping the Government to win the war: The change that railroads are using government control as a method of i profiteering seems to he proven in j one paragraph of the telegram to . which the National Coal association i ' - - nff^ntmn of hit- i reriiv><2? (/uiiivuiu. uroinous operators: "You no doubt are aware that it is ; agreeable to the Fuel Administration J for you to contract with railroads (or j full output of your mines." The National Coal association bul J leun says this is "a direct misrepresentation of the Fuel Administra-j tions attitude" and that is the under-1 stand-ins that Fairmont coal men got this week at Washington when it mi, given out that Dr. Garfield was stand- j ing pat for an equal car distribution j to all mines?and that he believed i that if he was not sustained in this | policy the whole fabric would fall. Every coal association in the United States is beh-Dd Dr. Garfield on this i j policy and it is pointed out that no j I other line of business is asked to operate a; cost?that the coal industrv singled out among all others and asked to do something which will ruin it entirely. New Company. Among the charters granted at! Charleston yesterday was one to the i Fayette Fuel Company of Morgantown, to operate mines la Monongalia county; capital stock. ST5.000; incorporators. James A. Provine of Brownst rille. Pa.; Lewis Lodoue, Frank Lo-| done of Masontown. Pa.: E. M. Ever-i ly and Frank L- Eowmaa of Morgan-f town. | ! Butler Physician Killed Laplanders; BUTLER. Pa . April IS. ? Lieuuj James E. Qigley. whose name appeared j among the missing in the casualty list j from France announced yesterday.[ was a Butler physician. He was! among the first to enter military ser-j vice and was loaned to the British: army, after arriving in France with! the American expeditionary force and was with the Gordon Highlanders cn the Flanders front when his friends [ here last heard trosn him. His family , have received no information from! the government as to whether he was with the Brliish or American forces I when captured by the encoiy. , ill Take Your Subset i STONE WILL TELL WHAT THE] RED CiSS DOES | Brilliant Canadian Will Lec- I ture at First Presbyterian Tomorrow. I MbcTj Interest center* tn *e- ' ^ pearance here on Sunday afternoon' of Lieutenant Colonel ?'arles R. >Ic Culloug- of Hamilton. Canada, who ; trill deliver a lecture on The Red , Cross ar.d the War" at C:C0 o'clock at the Presbyterian church. Colonel Mc-1 ^ ?. unocgR was rormerjy recniiunK i agent in Canada and is said to be one I of the most brilliant speakers on war topics of the day. j Colonel McCuilough was in Parkers 1 burg this week on the occasion of the conference of Potomac division 1 of the Red Cross society and electrified two large audiences by his vivid delineation of war oonditions and the work of tHe Red Cross on the battle-' fields. Colonel McCuilough believes firmly in the ultimate success of the , allies in the conflict but urges the, heartiest cooperation of the American people that the war may be brought to a speedy and successful termina- j ' tion. He will be accompanied here bv ' David H. Brown, of Washington, D. C- chairman of the Development Extension department of the r-otomac di-1 ; vision of the National Red Cross. Anyone desiring to ha informed cor-: 1 cernlng the activities the Red Cross ' can not do better than to hear this address of Colonel on Sunday afternoon, as be Is r< roans as , well qualified to tell of this human!- ' tarian work as anyone. No admission will be carg-;d for ' this address and the public *3 c-ged to turn out en masse for the afternoon. Local women In Parkersburg *.'za i heard Colonel McCuilough are loud in : praise of his work and address at ; Parkersburg and immediately took < steps to bring him to Fairmont in order that Fairmonters might be given i an opifrtunity to hear him. i OFFICER SHOOTS : HAN BiHNGFNG IN j! Foreigner Caught Trying to AEnL-e fipfawav at i' Downs. j i j i Resorting to a ruse to escape ar- j rest. Frank Antonio, an Italian, was j : shot in the bip this morning near I i Downs by L. F. Jones, chief of police ; of "Mannington. and the foreigner was j I in Fairmont hospital late t'r-s after I ; noon for treatment The wound is | not of a serious character and he will soon be able to leave the institut on.. 1 Officer Jones saw the man aligh* ' from the train and accosted him and . asked him to open bis two suit case. < The Italian hesitated awhile, accord i ing to Jones, and then said, "vou open it." At this juncture while Jones endeavored to secure a key to open the > luggage the prisoner tried to pull a i "getaway." but Jones soon whipped ' out his revolver, pulled the trigger. : nrv,^ fArflifrr.or foil a ViCtOtll lO JoiieS* j 1 A ? accurate aim. The constable after hav- , . ing the prisoner attended by e pbysi-1 cian. brought Antonio to Fairmont. > Late this afternoon Justice Couaway . swore out a warrant for Antonio's ar- j rest on a charge of bringing in This- . key. Antonio had ten quarts of liquor j in the tiro suit cases. j Fruit Not Fanned by 1 This Week's Weather j According to Marion county farm-; ! ers who visited this city today the se- j j vere weather of the past week has not! seriously affected the iruit crop in j j this locality. According to one farm- j. er who raises considerable fruit such j as peaches and apples, the weather of j , the past week has been ideal for the j . fruit as the cold has kept the fruit " from developing too quickly and the j moisture accompanying the cold has i y tended to keep the cold trom harming j the fruit. This farmer believes the, ( wather of the past few days to have . been idea! and pats the fruit in splendid condition for the warmer weather j which is all bat sure to follow very ; t" shortly. Reports from the southern . part of the state to the effect ihat the peach crop is ruined are believed to J be only scare reports as each spring, such reports emanates from this sec- j tion later to be followed by an abund- ! ant crop of peaches. Graded Schools Clo.se \] in Three Districts | Graded schools in Lincoln. Pc? Paw * and Gram districts were closed yes- , t tcday lor the school terra. The high schools Lincoln snd > rvw Paw districts will eon tip ue tiro ? months. ! - 'vtion fot a Liberty I -is- , ' . *' ? ?'; *2f's^i6s?2fr ' .. . m-v , iSir., WALL I SfHEiiipm I ioor last nienr i Is First Marion county Towfc to Reach Its Quota in ll/CD flfluniF HFFflFD I J T Lll UUUULL nuvu Man * Men of Many Nationalities Become Owners of U. S S ' ti .Wonor.gaa is tLe first Marion cons' ty town to reach its quota in the Third? A:jV3gjj?^^H Liberty Loan campaign. The am-' ployes of the Consolidation Coal com* pany of that town have established a record that will be heard to equal by any other community in the United H States Within the last four days I subscriptions to the Third Uherty 'r Loan campaign have been takes by the employes of the Consolidation Coal company amounting to $41,150. The totrn's quota as figured by its banking ' resources is tut $17,600. There are exactly 756 employes- of the companv at Monongah, making an . average per capita investment of over $55. There are few employes who have not invested in bonds and thcM~,~'i?^^^^^H who have invested have purchased ial H enough bonds to make up for the very. few who have not purchased. The record at Monongah is aH -the. AJSJ cn_jsidarinar atfiipJsS rjurc uuiuLutuviuwiv, -ww> 1 ^ __ ___ tact that a very largo percentage ol the employes are foreigners. Among *33 the purchasers of Liberty bonds wen a men of German birth. Turks. Pnlefl^B H Austrians. Italians. Britons, Russian H ind other nationalities. The movement for the sale of bond* at Monongab has been enthosiaatically -i? supported by Superintendent John Rig- . H tins and Mine Foreman F. F.' lMaja88 H as well as many other company' of2*?|S| dais. Subscriptions were taken' ?!*?| the various mine foremen as follow H Mine No. 22 (inside), Charles Stdck H ler; Mine Xo. 43- (inside). Rove; Mine Xo. 43 (outside), Cbsc3e??ij drayton; Mine So. 63 (inside). fSBajsfl Lcv.il; Mines Xo. 22 and 62 (outside}*; H. H. Flen'ng; Monongah store, ChaA ']^ Bar.lett. Honors for the best sale of bon#^|j|j were won by the employes of Htne^jgg So. 43 of which Walter Rowe is man. The 350 employes -of this inside and outside, subscribed tc bonds amounting to 522.100, whichM llone. exceeded the town's quota. .'^jjsaij Most of the subscriptions H were for fffty and one hundred' doHar^Sl^^^B bonds. Several emplcj'es invested !?? 5500 and one employe of Mine 2W. John Kelley. a Pole, who was boam-tnjgg >rmany. put his name devm ^ox bonds amounting to 51.000. With a total of $41,150 already sab- j^a rihed tbe employes at Monongaih are oiitinuing their campaign and expect H o ret many more snbscriptions bafewr^lS^B^^^B .lie gampa-is" ^iuico. The amount subscribed by eac^NoJ#S Lhe three NTonongah mines Mine No. 22 (inside) ..? 2?15??a Mine N*o. 43 (inside) ,18.06d?~ Mine No. 43 (outside)......... ttSro Mino No. Co (inside).......... _ 6?3tid Mines Xos. 22 and 63 (outside) 7^6^ Monongab store Total ^ S43-.lS(Ejg The meeting at Monongah last nlgl^g was under the auspices of the Kd??jgj Administration and "was arranged H racially for coal, oil and gasmes-urncd out to be two meetings Co.- the opera hosfee would not hold tite peon'r and a*n ove-flow meeting wasS^^H H it the church. J. Waiter Saraeg^ SPejKrdB eral Fuel Administrator for rinia. presided at the opera housed? aeetin- and Harry Owetx.'of the xict Representative off.ee here.nt'tlS? overflow gathering. The eoldiersA went up to Dfcnongah in Tom Arpetffiggm lutomobile. *' ' J. M. Jacobs Joins?Chaixaas&JGgS iert J. Kem. of the Fairmont Minnie a Men. has announced the appointqwliiTM of J. M. Jacobs as the twenty-stsJto^B rietubers of the local ors?iTii7aitfoBfci -a?SM **- v I Mr. Hertlinger will Show | Saturday, April 13/^Ji Copier of Hicksoo model# new capes, linens, jerseys -a: . cloth suits at OSGOOD'S STOfffipp LOST. . Gold CulT Link with In TtiaTY^iTM in black enamel, small sapbire'jjiipM lacliment. Ten dollars resmdSBO returned to AVest V"lrgtnimr -3 H - v* "sals