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BL13HED 1868. member assooatep press. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, iUESDAY" EVENING, APRIL 16, 1318- __rodars news today 1 PRICE THREE CENTS
n HAUL800 m
H * Few More Than 70?
Empty Coal Cars in $. |
w Regio
They Have to Say at
About Car
-*M'r ^*he Baltimore and Ohio -will not
r% >*Ae. 800 cars east from the Fairmont
ftoal region as per the new agreement
B;,;./ *[hta day for the good and sufficient
p. *eason that there are but 786 empties
^gyj?gre, and 60 of them are for coke loadCoal
"Tomorrow the weekly lunch of the
Bv." Cfial clob will be held and that com;
jmteee appointed to map out a plan
<0^'olub .activities probably will get an
oPt>ortaoity to report.
B?;'^ 'The matter of the selling price for
Bc-r./l*? Fairmont region is still hung up
? Washington. The expert examinaB;
fton of the cost sheets submitted by
gjjrSthfci local operators was completed
K^-iaaiiy days ago and the whole matter
|gn \ds. at the point where Dr. Garfield can
upon it at any time, but everything
is at a standstill just at present
jrbfle the fight over the assigned car I
f 'system and the price for railway fuel
Egi.- is being' fought out.
Ztl-- 'The showing which the miners are
Spit-snaking in the Liberty bond campaign
it. remarkable when the unsatisfacHSgjaoSy,
character of their employment is
(le meeting or me tiecuuit;
tee of the coal operators held
ay It was decided that the way
i: O. l>?es up to its latest 'agree.bout
car supplies and load
S should be kept under obserfor
another week before any
;Ps are taken in the car supply
FT OX. W. Va.. April 1$.?
i is a railroad town just as
nt is a coal town, just a/
>urg was a gas town in the days
atural gas was plantiful. Gratis
extensive coal interests
t the mines in the itnme<ijato
but it is primarily a railroad
Fairmont and Weston have
I shops where light repairing
> and both cities are raflroad
liters to an extent but do not
i classification as railroad
ny more than Grafton deserves
jation as a coal town.
; a -railroad town. Grafton
t things from a railroad standIt
figures in "extra time." train
ms. engines and cars instead
let or gross tons." orders, pro.
"railroad fuel" and car supplv
do at Fairmont. Railroading
Eng^ussea v*rai;ou w suvu an ca i
ihat the Court House is little
than a caboose and the trains a"pass
through the leading bote' so
here is no sleep for anyone but
ad folks -who cannot be disturbed
le ^ringing of bells, tooting of
les' and the emission of steam on
irt of locomotives, -which is mut&eir
fton being a railroad town views
rs from a railroad standpoint. It i
les the charges that the rail
have deliberately laid down
the country is in war and icadtizens
are chuck full of srsuwhich
are convincing- J. Vt".
a, superintendent of the Motion[vision.
Gail Fishback. who is L:
s of car distribution for that diand
other railroad people ure;
ing to grant that any line of en-'
r is more zealous in the conn ,
interest than the railroads and
out that the railroads have been j
sapped but being refused the ir-1
is in freight rates sought which]
have made passible improve t
along the lines and advances of1
to employes. Railroad folks
Iling to admit that the railroads
tot heen kept up to the gtoipt of
ny that .they should have been :
aim that everything humanly.
Bis been done on the restrict-j
men point out that wh;l:!
ty of the coal mines of the j
district could readily be:
1,500 cars a day the actual i
pacity at the present time j
at 3,000 cars. The capacity
1,500 in rating sheets but
say is the retical capacity,
t loading capacity is about
which has made the car
y a little under fifty perin
the terrible leather
ferred so much with transsat
winter. It is cited that
week the Modongah divis-t
;r known was an average of t
fcfc... i (Continued on page S.) 1
| i| The British
! Famous Indian Princess
| Sinsrs "Freedom^ Songj
an Indian reservation to New
York?from obscurity to fame as a i
singer?all in a few years, is the briel j
story of the career of Princess Tsian :
j ina. descendant of a Cherokee chief, j
j who is to sing on the same program I
i with Galli-Curci at the Chicago North j
Shore Music Festival May 2? to June j
1. She is a mezzo-soprano and in- i
eludes in he' repertoire and has sung I
at army camps and at other con-j
certs. "Freedom. For All. Forever," |
the inspiring war song.
Department of Justice;
Stands by Order Made on
\ March 30.
(Special Dispatch to West Virginian)
WASHIXGTOX. D. 0.. April 1G.?
The United States Marshal's office is
to be removed from Parkersburg to
Fairmont -with the consent of the
Department of Justice and ov^r the
protest of Parkersbarg. acting through
the Board of Commerce and Congressman
H. C- Woodyard. The argument
of the latter that no court is held in
Fairmont proved ineffective,
j In a communication sent to Mr.
I Woodyard by Assistant Attorney Genj
eral Samuel* J. Graham, occurs this
j paragraphs vhich explains the Do-!
P3rtment's position:
"On March 30 an order sras issued !
changing this office from Parkersburg i
to Fairmont, anc the Department hav-1
nig reached the conclusion that this
change should be made .after mature
deliberation and consideration is not
dispose*! tc withdraw item. that conclusion
unless it can. bo made to ay
pear that the public interest would ma
teriallv suffer thereby
It is understood here and ic "West;
VXgirtia that th - change was made j
aptn urgent icaue?' of United Mar-:
shal C. E. Smith, whose home is at j
Fairmont, and as ar. accommodation j
and onrca:ear? to fci.r.
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Prisons -r's Military
status in Doubt
I Jesse Davis was before Mayor Bow-'
i en this morning chaiged with disor-;
; deriy conduct. He was arrested yes-'
i tcrday evening following charges byi
Mrs. R. Copelan. a resident of Beli-i
view who claimed that he had been!
disorderly in her home. When arrest-j
ed he was carrying S. raror. Ke was:
given a hearing before Mayor Eowen
who decided to turn him over to theI
prosecuting attorney on charges of *
carrying concealed -weaponsDavis
stated this morning at police i
court that he was but twenty years i
of age and did not register. Local1
police authorities will write county j
"officers in the state of Montana to in-!
vestigate the date of his birth.
Czernin Gives His
Emperor a Cussing!
LONDON. April 16?Count Czernin
nas decided to enter the army after i
retiring from the foreign portfolio the ;
Copenhagen correspondent of the Ex-:
change Telegraph Company cables.!
He will command a brigade cm the ;
Italian front.
The correspondent also says the
count had an interview of half an!
hour yesterday with Emperor Cliarles j
and that a sharp exchange of opinions j
took place. i
Are Drafting Gray
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Judge Haymond Vacates De I
cree Allowing S7,576 Jndg j
ment in Local Court.
Adverse Conditions Prevent,
ed Demurrer being Fib I j
Claimed Jud~e.
In the first lap of the legal pro-:
ceedure instituted in the Marlon cou;i-'
ty Circuit court Judge George C. Stur- ^
giss, of the Monongalia county Cir-;
cult court, appears to have come out f
on top for today Judge Haymond handed
down an opinion vacating a decree
entered on Saturday. March 16. in the
chancery cause of John W. Wiles vs.
In his argument for having the decree
vacated Judge Sturgiss contended
that he had made every possible effort
to enter a demurrer. He had endeavored
to communicate with his
counsel. Attorney M. L. Sturm, on Friday.
March 15. several times, bti: the
telephone lines appeared to be out of;
commission or at l<?ast the exchange
could not "raise" Attorney Sturm's of-!
fice or residence. Judge Sturgiss con-;
tended that he prepared the demurrer
and mailed it. Due to the general mixup
of traffic the mail did not reach
Fairmont until Saturday evening.
After numerous efforts Judge Sturgiss
managed to communicate with
Attorney Sturm and ihis was on Saturday
morning at 10:30 o'clock. Im- j
mediately Attorney Sturm rushed to
the Circuit clerk's office, but the decree
already tad been entered and the
clerk had spead it upon the records.
Attorney Sturm appeared in Circuit
court on the following Monday and
-* Havmcnri I
Sl'dieu uis Miao w w- ?? ,
Jn handing down his written opin-1
ion. which is of considerable length. [
today Judge Haymond stated that he ;
is convinced that Judge Sturgiss bad j
tried in every way. manner, shape and <
form *o communicate with hi? attorney
and that the demurrer to have
been filed was delayed in the tnairs.
The decree entered was for a judgment
in the sum of $7,576 on the motion
of Attorney I. G. Lazelle. of Morgantown.
who represents Wiles, a real j
estate man. who purchased a tract of;
land from Judge Sturgiss. Wiles j
claimed that after he nurchased the,
land he paid ?3.000 on the purchase j
price of 520.000 and also expended
more than S3.000 in laying out building
lots and planting shade trees.
Judge Sturgiss claims an ofiset for
damage done to his tract bv the plaintifT.
Within the next few days Judge
Haymond will enter an order vacating
the decree granted on March 10. under
which Judge Sturgiss was required to
pay Wiles $7,576.
rno tuc iiav noun
run int iyihi unnn
"'be locai draft board is planning'
to send twenty men to camp in the ,
two calls to be issued within the next i
month. Thirteen will have in ibe first':
call to be issued during a five day ;
period beginning April 26. The local j
board estimates that it will be called i
upon to furnish seven men in the call
early ir. May.
Cn'css there are do more enlistments
the following men will be included
in th; two callsFirst
Order Xo.
SIC Victor Oakling Wilson.
324 Clarence Harold As'nby.
325 Charles Oatis Swiger.
330 Oral Lcsnie Robey.
333 James* Oliver Lloyd.
33S William Frederick Preston.
340 Gay lord B. Griffith.
341 Pa3lo Marrone.
347 Clyde Carl Hennea.
352 John Hopewell Stotter!
354 Kaleigb Lanbam.
357 Russol Edgar Mayle.
362 Brooks Huey.
Second Call.
:?R Albert Hale Keller.
370 William Henry Bassett.
371 iSnrico Lepara.
372 Pasquale .Antonio Saccicerffua:;74
Muigi Gariele Giordono.
::S2 Jack Vernon Abbott.
3S6 John Henry Hanne.
In case of no enlistment Warren Al-t
bert Poiinjt. order nnmbsr 3S7 would i
be included in the last call. t
Bearded Men?It I
" ". '
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~WM. C - POTTER - ;
Potter is slated to b8 put in chars*
.# -1 ??-rtWn(?finn P*1 rf nt '
ui iac ciiittc pi vuuv.b*w*< ? ?
tion work, according to Waaitingti-. .
dispatches. This work has previous ;
ly been under the direction of llaj |
Gen. George 0. Squicr. chief of the sis;- i
nal corps. Potter is one of the big !
flRures in the firm of Guggenheim j
Brothers and is depended upon to;
speed up airplane production.
Ce mans Claim
To Have Taken
U.S. Position
Say They Stormed Our Line i
on Right Bank of the f
. Meuse River
AMSTERDAM. April 16? (By
Associated Press.)?North of St.
MiSiAl ?r* Sundav niaht. savs a
Wolff Bureau dispatch from Ber|
lin dated Monday, the main part
i of the American position situated
' to the eastward and southeastward
of Maizey on the right bank
of the Meuse river was taken by
storm. *
A large section of the main enemy
line of defense on the high
road from St. Mihiel to Rourois.
the dispatch adds, was rolled up
respite the brave resistance of the
enemy who suffered the severest i
casualties in addition to the loss j
of prisoners.
From St. Mihiel to Rouvrois j
is a distance of three and one-half I
miles- the dispatch adds.
The German attack against the I
American positions on the right bank i
of the river Mouse, north of St. Mihiei
on Sunday was made -by a force", of
about 400 picked troops who recently
had been transferred from the Russian
front. Although the Americans
were outnumbered more than. 2 to 1.
the correspondent of the Associated
Press with the American army in
France telegraphed under date of Mon
day. that the Germans were completely
repulsed and were driven back into
their own trenches. T>- known enemy
casualties included 04 dead, many
wounded and in prisoners besides a
number of wound.ed who were dragged
back to the German lined by their
Brings Back Sense of Pride
and Confidence in Achieve
ments of U- S.
<"6y Associated Press)
ATLANTIC PORT. April 1G.?Secre-'
tary.of War Baker arrived here today j
from Europe. He said he would go to:
Washington at occe.
The Secretarj- returned to A inert-;
ca on one of the large steamships I
which i.'ew the German flag before the I
United States entered the war. "Our j
party docked, in at S: 30 o'clock this j
morning." the Secretary said. "Just j
as soon as I can find a train with a i
seat in it I am going to start for
"I return with a sense of pride and i
onnfiitanee at the achievements of the ;
United States anil allied troops abroad '
that would Justify many trips across
the water." Secretary Baker said as
he stepped aboard a train which will
take him to "WashinstoaWay
Come to That
Ml 111 TALK
All Three to Speak From
Same Platform for Liberty
Glenn F. Barns, Loan Chairman,
Now Arranging
For a Place.
Bishop P. J. Donohue. of Wheeling.
Rabbi Israel Bettan of Charleston and
the Rev. J. E. Scott of Parkersburg
uHli Ho in Pairmnnt on Thtirsdav ni?ill
April 5 to address a local audience in j
the interest of the Third Liberty Loan
campaign. The three speakers rep-j
resenting the Roman Catholic, th=,
Jewish and the Protestant churches
will speak from the same platform:
in the six leading cities of the state j
including Fairmont, Wheeling. Hunt
ington. Charleston. Parkersburg and j
Clarksburg. The three men will be:
here for only one day Thursday. April j
J and will address a local audience-i
that night.
The following telegram has been re- j
ceived from Ex-Governor "William A. I
McCorkle. state Liberty Loan chair-j
man by Glenn F. Barns, chairman o? j
the Marion County Liberty Loatj cam-1
paign: ' . j
Glenn F. Bams,
Fairmont. W. Va. ,1
Have arranged for a meeting at f
your place on April 25th. Have j
Bishop Donohue. Rabbi Betuu ;
and Dr. Scott, three of the best j
speakers in West Virginia, representing
the Catholic, Jewish and
Protestant churches. We believe
this will do an enonnons amount
of good. Will you give it the
widest publicity and think you
will have little trouble in getting a
big meeting. Kindly have it at
night and in some large place.
Get it into the hands of the newspapers
as it is a most unique meeting
and people will hear good
speakers. W. a. McCorkle.
Chairman Barns has not announced j
the time of the meeting or the place I
where it will be held. These details i
will be arranged later.
Rev. P. J. Donohue Is the bishop of j
the West Virginia diocese of the Ro- {
man Catholic church and is one of the I
best known citizens of, the state. He
has been active in both Liberty Loan
campaigns and is an urgent supportp-of
the Red Cross.
Rabbi Israel Bcttan of Charleston
has been none the less active. He is
a member of the executive committee
.of the Charleston Red Cross, a member
of the Rotary Club and one of the
first Four Minute Men'in the state.
Rev. J. E. Scott is pastor of the St.
Andrews Jt. E. church of Parkersburg
and is one of the leading citizens of
Wood county. , !
It is the opinion of those irf charge
that the trio of speakers will prove
the greatest drawing card that could 1
be brought together in West Virginia,
x-jzpresvilliujj t*iv ciiice grcai. rcngjuus
organizations, all fighting"" for the
same cause under the same flag.
? ?
Dr. James E, Snowden1
Dies at Cedar Falls
Dr. James E. Snowden. formerly;
pastor of the Methodist Protestant
Temole when that congregation wotsliipped
In the old "church on the hill*' i
on the site where the present re.,i-'
dence of Sirs. ,C. L. Smith now stands,
died on April 9th at his home at Ce-,
dar Falls, Iowa, aged 85 years.
Dr. Snowden's pastorate here dated
back some fifty years and a few years
ago he again visited Fairmont and do- i
Iirered an anniversary sermon. He;
spent several days here as the guest I
of the congregation and renewed old J
acquaintances and became acquainted:
with the children and grand children;
of his former congregation. Dr. Snowden
had been pastor in Cedar Falls ror :
the last twenty one years.
Normal Gardeners
Have Planted Spuds;
Students of the Normal school un- :
tier the supervision of head of the Ag- ;
ricultural department of the school, E.
Lu Lively, have planted 12 bushels of
potatoes in the acreage which the stu-;
dents and members of the faculty will
cultivate this year as a war garden.. |
The ground has been plowed, fer
tllired and put in readiness for plant-!
ing hut so far the weather conditions ;
have not permitted the planting of oth-1
er vegetables than the potatoes. The .
school will cultivate si* acres of j
ground which surrounds the Xennal ]
school building. '
Here It Our Army i
International Rows Don't
Disturb Her Friendships
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'^MnHr^ **
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Uncle Sam may seize Dutch ships
and Holland may get furious?but the
"international" friendship of Uncle
and Miss Holland, as represented by
Washington foik and Miss Madelon
Philips, goes serenely forward. Mi?.=
Philips, daughter of the Dutch minister,
is one of the prettiest and most
>?i<-hk- aornrr?n!ish<?d cirls in Wash
French Report Success in
Several Local Operations
on Their Front.
<r<v Associated Press)
PARIS. April 16. ? Heavy artillery |
fighting occurred last might on the .
main battle fiont in the neighborhood |
of .Montidier. the War ofiice announces.
The French captured a machine
gun and prisoners near the Oise
The statement follows:
"In the region south of Montdidier,
there was heavy artillery fighting. In,
the sector of Xoyon the French made
some progress in a local operation.
"French reconnoitering parties are"
very active especially in the region of J
the Olse canal. A French detachment t
crossed the canal west of Pierre (
Mande and brought back ten prisoners
and one machine gun. j
"French patrols also took prisoners ,
in the'sector of Corbeny in the Cham-,
pagne and in the Vosgcs. A German
raid at Peton was repulsed.
Bulk of the Sales Were in
Bonds of Small Denom- J
1 nations. 4
? I
The Fairmont State Bank Is the j
first Fairmont banking institution tot
exceed its quota In the Third Liberty 1
Loan Campaign. At the close of bus- ,
mess last night the Fairmont State
Bank had sold bonds amounting :o!
So0,425. The bank's ouota is $1 >.2-"0..
Practically all of the sales thus fari
have been small subscriptions, coming;
largely from the miners, factory work-'
ers and laborers of "limited means.
Many have taken advantage of the
bank's special partial payment plan,
paying for a $50 bond in vtssk'y in-'
stallments of one dollar.
M. L. Brown.- casbfer of the State |
Bank is well pleased -with the excellent
sale of bonds during the first
weak of the campaign and is of the
opinion that the oversubscription will
have been greatly increased before
the campaign closes. The :quota in
the campaign was figured from ' he
bank's resources on December 31.
lf>17. Since this time the resources of
the State Bank have Increased which ;
would increase the bank's quoia. t;
Wcmen Discontinue
Liberty Bond Booths
The Liberty bond booths which have j
been maintained in the banks and i
other places of business since tne cam >
paigu began in this city have been dis-1
continued until Saturday. This will t
give members of the committee time;
to do some personal work among pco-}
pie who have not beer, solicited and ;
it 1s urged that the members of the |
committee will not slacken their ef- J
forts but will get subscriptions where-f
ever possible. Any one desiring blanks
or other information can secure same j
from Mrs. L. M. Yost, chairman of the
Liberty Loan committee by calling',
phone 817 "W.
5 Not Backed Up?i
tions. " " I
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'Xy Associated F?M> jsrgSR
LONDON. April 16.?The Germane
have captured Bailleul on the north- ?f5!0i
cm battle front, the War office ju?- .'5^a
The British hare fallen hack to tie*
positions north of Bailleul and "Wulzcrghem.
Fresh German attacks arc develop- .
ing in the neighborhood of Wyp :. '?3x3
schaete. *
A German attack southwest Of ."-tJj
Vleux Bcrquin was repulsed.
The statement reads: "Yesterday
evening preceded by an intense boat-1 ;.?
baniiuent the enemy launched .very
heavy attacks against our positions V%a
between Bailleul and Neuve Eglise the .
assault was delivered by three pickedGetman
divisions which had not been
previously engaged in the battle and .'.'-'g
it succeeded after fierce and bitter . 'Ji
struggle in carrying the high ground Jg
southeast and east of Baillleul, luiowe.
as Mont he Lille and Revets berg- 'V*gfflE|
Ballieul had fallen into the enemyi - %
"This morning fresh German.
tacks are developing in the neighbor- f *,?
hood of Wytschaete. *
"Early this morning the enemy al*C :-i3?g
attacked southwest of Vieux Berqnia ; rjgSI
under heavy artillery and trench mypsjgl
tor fire but was repulsed.
"A number of prisoners were taken
by us during the night in a successful
minor enterprise southeast of RobectL/
On the remainder of the British':',;s
front there was nothing of special inv'Jsjsf
terest to report.
W VV fcT V? A M I I w ^
Captain Edward Ward, a Briton.
had three years experience on .-air^
Flanders front, will deliver an address
in the First Presbyterian jduiipijp^
on Wednesday night at 3:15 o'clock.--:"
He will also speak at Manniitgton aa^iigS
Wednesday afternoon at two' o"cio?ai|&c
and at Monongah Thursday at IwejNjigp H
o'clock. On Thursday he will leaieps
here for Buffalo, N. Y.? where he 'w0%|
fill another engagement.
Ward comes here from Chart estOE^^a
where he made an address
ics . Captain Ward entered the
ish army as a chaplain and bad
experience and bis address will
full of interesting accounts of his
perienccs on the battle front I
Minute Men ftar
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Chairman W. E. Maple of the Faisal
mington Four Minute Men hag "
nocnced the appointment of three^?ara|
sistants. The three Four Minnte
appointed are J. J. Coleman.
Whitlatch. and W. H- Lupoid." OtOBf^
speakers will be appointed' as
deemed advisable. '
The Farmington orators are now H
awaiting the receipt or literature,. YriifraB
just as soon as this is receire^n^i^^
Four Minute campaign in
will begin. Yr'jtSiRM
At once fifty men to learn clao&JJg
casting trade. Piece work Iwtsfs^S
Any intelligent man should make |
from $4 to $3.50 per day'
three or four months besides 1im llnTjcj
ing a useful trade. Apply .BOWERS
POTTERY COMPJaa?g|Sj^^^^^^l
-r 1??.. 'w Va iffiFai
; .uaujuiukiuu.
Laborers at South f33m|
Bridge. Steady work .a^a
. >?? >?&
Buy a Bond ~"~
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