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W ESTABLISHED 1868. associated prtss. . FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, MONDAY EVENING,'APRIL 22, 1918. todavs new. today PRICE THREE*?*
REARGUMI
L JB.MOST 2,000 i
L COAL CARS IN
I region my
Brep^fltperators Urged to Go to
gi^.' State Meeting in HuntP
BEIAILS ONlEW PRICES
MB
j
^Hp^lSngineers Working on Era llf
- pire Tract Have Finish
pji-': . ._,?he car supply in the Fairmont reMSSj^iion
today is the best since the war
BW:./ started. There are 1.919 cars in the
BSp^ district today although all of them had |
BE? ' not been placed at noon and it was j
9 likely that some of them might not:
B&? set placed in time to be available for:
I' . today's loading. Sixty ot these cars j
i?" . are for coke, the rest coal. I. he numB'
her of empties sent to the Fairmont j
Ejjv- district today will reduce the regional j
^ car shortage somethiug like 000 cars.
Every mine in the region has its full ;
Bay--"- rating bat the placing of the cars had ,
?? ' not quite supplied every mine at 11:00 |
y If other regions are short in car;
i?: supply today this abundance of cars ]
??' ' Is not gratifying for the number is :
B&v;- even greater than can be loaded. Un- j
B^;. til the coal operators of the Fairmont
IE'-.'-- district can get their organization tojfv
gether it is impossible to load 2,000
B||. cars in a day and it is argued that it
Sp~:',Js unfortunate if they are sent here
when other regions are short.
The State Coal Meet.
Bpg:'/.. Many coal men are confused with;
(he announcement ot metings of cqal '
S^.-cperators at both Washington. D. C..!
. Hnntin Eton this week to form j
B organ Izat*on? 6or-West--VBSIfltty
unfortunate that these two meetshould
have been planned for the
week. The meeting at Huntings
with the purpose of perfecting:
tate organization which has been j
istence three years though only
Irectors have held meetings. In :
(vent of the National Coal Asso-!
>n determining upon branch state |
dzation the Huntington meeting;
one which would be so identified.;
Washington meeting is an efforti
e American Mining Congress to ]
a state organiaztion. C. H. Jen-;
expects to leave for Washington
ht and will attend both of these I
hgs. Coal operators generally j
specially urged by the Fairmont I
club officials to be present at !
Ington for that meeting is deemed
e greatest importance at this
Engineers to Leave.
Id men of the W. G. Wilkins Co..!
mrgh. engineers and architects,
eave Fairmont next Saturday
ing, after having been engaged
Bince August lasy in making sur- j
on the Davis-Elk ins coal tract,
i lies party in Monongalia county j
artiy in Marion county. By this
iction the New England Fuel and
portation company acquired
the Empire Fuel company the ]
of coal land, which aggregated
i acres.
i field men. who will leave the
lid who are all quartered at the :
tont "V are B. A. Long. W. T. j
n. W. G. Scott and \V. O. HipsThov
trill rotnrn rrt PitTr.burirh.
flThe office force will remain in this
fcfe ' Last week's issue of "The Coal Age"
was the seventh annual success turn
her. a special issue much larger than .
Hpf' - -that paper is on ordinary occasions.
ftrtd especially attractive both from '
Kg-.-. the standpoint of meritorious articles '
I ... and handsome printing. An article
Hp?';. about the production of coal in the ;
gr'~ Swtrmont district for the year ending
Ip?/.~ t tune 30, 1917. reduced to net tons, is!
.' especially interesting locally.
Hpl^; - Coal Trade Journal also had a spe-!
' ; eial number last week, a jobbers* turn- i
ber and it was a very interesting edi-;
. For a consideration of $539,149. repsi?
resenting royalties, the Consolidation:
art-. Coal company has acquired a tract ot
Kg??;: ' 616 acres of coal lands in this county |
p. from the Monongahela River Railroad ;
. company, according to a deed filed for!
Bjsr. . record at Clarksburg. The deed was'
BSg^tJren in accordance with terms of a j
.-'.lease by which the coal company paid '
royalty ot r cents a ton on 4X19.150
? tons of coal mined from the tract. The
fes-remainder of the coal now becomes ;
fetv-the property of the coal company with-j
out any further payments. j
slUKic rt iwc I w i rawis.
||gr The Fairmont district designated by |
EgfgiiOie government .is naming a district j
|pV representative of the Fuel Adrcinistra^'CHara
consisted of t*e!v? a half
HSfW:!'counties. as folio v: *>onon- j
afc*-~ Italia, Hkrrison. ' Bar i|K
(Cr- J
S&ttr v* - - If'
as*:::-*.---: : ,
7%&&&>1 - - :-'5 -
ENTOFDE
WOMEN HAVE?!
2401,050 BONDS:
| j
Reports Bring the Figures
Down to Close cn Sat- ;
urday Night.
I
Women's Liberty !oan committees
to date hare sold Liberty bonds to ibe
amount of $401,050. according to statistics
furnished today bv the Central '
committee through which all reports'
are made.
Reports by towns are as follows, the
1 ? ? ?AtoI omntint cnhef?rih. !
; duujs utius ,A4t ivrwo* v..
ed when the booths were closed on
1 Saturday night:
Fairmont. S2C1.909.
Mannington. $90,050.
Farmington. SG.S30. .
Fairview. $7,100. \
j Monongah. $2,930.
| Edgemont. $1,950.
Grant Town. S16.C00.
Baxter. $4,300.
Rivesville. $3,950.
Barrackville. $7,050.
/Junabelle has not made an official
! report but it has been learned that
the little mining town will far exceed
its quotaReports
of the war savings stamps
which for the last week have been in j
charge of Mrs. L. D. Howard, are as
I follows:
Amount sold to date. $3,465.55. Of!
this amount S1.600 worth were sold on j
Saturday when a special effort was [
made to push the sale. Beginning today
Mrs. Franklin Day will have
charge of the work.
.?.? i
i
^ ^ '
n ni# iinnnr ta rvr
lMlffi HIM lUttt
pot ik charge of
bps raw
- . .j.
President Has Instructed
Baker to Reorganize
the Work. j.
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'By Associated Pressi
WASHINGTON. April 22?A read-J
justment of the aircraft program has J
been decided on definitely by Presi-:
dent Wilson, and Secretary Baker >
has been directed to carry it out.
It was indicated today that a man
not heretofore mentioned will be giv- i
en full charge of production.
Secretary Baker was working today
on reorganization plans and an
announcement will probably be made
within two or three days.
It was not indicated today what
changes in personnel znight be made
or whether the Aircraft board itself
would be organized. It was mtinated
however, that production would be put
in the bands of one man whose name .
was not gTven.
CGRPGRAL KDLMtS I
LECTURE TUESDAY
. !
i ? t
Postponed War Talk Will j
Take Place at Grand
Opera House.
i
Corporal R. Derby Holmes who was j
to speak in this city last week, but
who was unable to keep bis engage-'
ment due to illness will speak at the;
Grand theater tomorrow evening, j
Hundreds of tickets for the lecture 1
have been sold by members of the !
E. B. Moore class of the high school,
under whose auspices the lecture is j
being given. The lecture entitled
"A Yankee in the Trenches" will be-!
Kin at'S:15 p. m.
An added leature wm ne xne iumniunity
singing -which will take place 1
just before the lecture. For the benefit
of the large number of people in!
the town districts who will be in town!
tomorrow night to hear the lecture i
special cars will run on all of the in-!
terurban lines following the lecture.;
The proceeds of the lecture will J
go into the scholarship fund which is j
ebing raised by the members of the
E. B. Moore Class.
BELGIANS TO. GET WHEAT.
WASHINGTON D. G. Apr 22.?Food;
shipments to the civilian population:
of the allied countries will be sus-!
pended for ten days to move three million
bushels of grain to the Belgians
who are declared to be in desperate
straits.
*ut Half The Loan H
?
BT CASE i
HOWIOLEDO WON
FIRST FUG III 1
LOAN (MAIM
Organization Enabled City
to Exceed Quota in Four J
Davs.
!
GREAT ARMY OF WORKERS
i
And No One Was Permit-!
ted to Get Off Without
a Bond.
|
? -IHEiflflHSI' ?ggggs*^
i aa i
- ?H'SHT ? COATE5
^ -'- ~ ~, !
SALESMAN'S BADGE AND LOAN-;
DRIVE 'LEADERS.
I
TOLEDO. O.. April 22?This!
city of 200,0*J has gaptured the
honor flap from Washington, as the ,
first metropolitan city to pass its
Third Liberty-loan quota.
Toledo's quota was S9,250.000.
This was secured by noon April- 10.
The campaign started Liberty Day.
April 6. Of course Toledo didn't stop
there. She has raised several millions
more and is still going. And to date
there are more than 63,000 individual
subscribers. There were only !
15.000 subscribers to the first loan |
and 22.000 to the second.
How did Toledo do it? By complete j
organization. .
W. TV. Knight, general chairman !
of the organization, and Frank R. !
Coates. general sales manager, con- i
ceived and directed the organization i
plan. . j
In the past campaigns too much j
effort was lost and too many escaped
buying by saying that they were going
to buy from someone else.
Organizat ion.
Toledo had a captain of each ward, i
who named a captain in each precinct!
and he in turn named a captain in
every block?a total of 0.000 workers.
Cards were prepared in advance
from tax duplicate. Each man was
rated. Those who could take bonds
fr?m ^Sl.000 up were handled by a
special committee, the corporations j
by a corporation committee. A report j
had to be made on every card.
Rules.
No ODe could buy a bond except '
from his own proper salesman. The !
banks could not sell him a bond nor
could any of the selling agencies in ,
(Continued on Pago <4)
Ten Privates are
Killed in Action
i
WASHINGTON. D. C. April 22?The !
casuality list today contains seventy
one names divided as follows: Killed
in action 10. Died of wounds 3: Died .
of accident 1; Died of disease. 4: Oth- .
er causes 2; Wounded severely 7;
wounded slightly 42. , !
The men killed in action are pri- j
vates. Lieutenant Stanley Huguenin
died of accident and Lient. Marland
C. liODDS. rccx, .-\ruv aiucu .
Schardt. and Edward B. Wilcox were
slightly- wounded. The list follows.
Killed in action Privates Herbert.
S. Ackroyd. Elmer G. Dawley. Ray 1?.;
Kreager. John J. Larkin. Manuel Martin.
Goorge H. Xorsigian. Herman |
Salner. John F. Slaton. Chas Wald-!
ron, Bugler Grover K. Tanner; Died
of wounds Corpora! Frank B. Ameral. j
Privates Henry J. Bergaron. Walter.
Hammett. Charles a. Henry. Leroy F. j
Wells. 1
as Been Subscribed....
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ORDERED
BRITISH LIS
H FORWARD
S1DAT NIGHT
I ????? j
Better Positions Obtained;
on Both Principal Bat- ;
tie FieldsRIG
Gil ARE BOOMING
!
i
French Report Repulse of1
Gentian Raids Near
Rheims. ,
< By Associated Preset
LONDON". April 22?The British
advanced tbeir lines slightly last .
night in local operations on both of j
the principal battle fronts, the war
office announces.
A strong local attack by the Germans
or. the front north of Albert :
tvas repulsed, after the enemv had
captured one of the British advance !
posts.
The statement follows:
"Early in the night a strong local '
attack accompanied by he3w shell-!
.-nc n-a= mario V.-C tin* on?mv .iffflinst !
lun ? ~ ? ?
our positions in the neighborhood of '
Mesni. north of Albert. After sharp i
fighting-, in the course of -which the i
enemy succeeded in. capturing one of i
our advance posts, the attack was repulsed.
"A number of successful raids were
carried a oat by us at distant points
soutb and ncrth of Lens, resulting In
.the capture of prisoners and machine :
guns.
"There has been considerable artil- i
lery activity on both sides on differ- J
ent sectors of the British front." the \
enemy .shelling has heen directed *
jgajagtpang'agonal .q^Yjmeaaoaf.thfeg
tride the Somme and An ere rivers, in .
the Lens sector, m the neighborhood.
of Festubert and in the Xieppe forest. [
French Repulse Germans.
PARIS, April 22?Germans raids to i
the east of the Ancre river and near;
Rheims were repulsed last night, the :
war .office announces.
miclis smis j
ARE WfflRAl!
(
Coal Company Brings Its!
Action Against Union j
Chiefs to An End
i
(T)\- Associated Press >
WASHINGTON. April 22.?On the
motion of attorneys for the Hinchman
, i ,/imn,nv nf Wheeling.!
LOat auu wnv *.w-4|??, ?- ?. ,
W. Va.. contempt proceedings insti- j
tuted by the company against Presi-1
dent Frank J. Hayes and nine other i
officials and members of the United
Mine Workers of America filed in the
Supreme court were today withdrawn.
The Hinchman company accused the
labor leaders of violating injunctions
restraining them from attempting to
organize employes of the company.
Injunctions were issued in 190" by Fedoral
Judge Dayton of West Virginia,
who in" a sweeping opinion declared
the miners union to be an illegal organization
and forbade union solicitation
by picketing, peaceful arguments
or persuasion of the company's employes.
I
The Circuit court of appears reversed
the District court but the Supreme
court held by Judge Dayton
with some modif'c
The company c!u ...etl that because'
of intimidation and threats cf labor'
leaders since the injunctions were issued
the operation of its property bad ;
been curtailed and the tonnage reduced.
President Hayes and the other;
defend-^-ts in a reply fit ad on March 4. |
asserted that any reduction in ton-:
hage was not due to labor difficulties. j
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MO UK CALIFORNIA QUAKES- j
sax TaCIXTO. Cel.. Apt il 22?i
T?A :"<N sho^t i
Heroet and San Jacinto today at 9:0";
a. in. and 9:14 a. xa. The earth move-:
roent seemed more pronounced at i
Heniet than here. Loose rooks, tottering
trails and wreckage hanging
precariously ivere loosened by the
new shocks and fell, adding to the
general ruin in the business district.
NEW LOUISIANA SEXATOK.
BATON ROUGE. April 22.?Walter
Guion. of Xapoleonville. La., was
named by Governor Pleasant today
to fill the unexpired term of the late
Senator Broussard.
-ThatMeans Everyl
t *
BY THE U.
*
r GERMANY'S GAINS E
CLffooiaw jf OUMUI
' I acseiaai
' S^^CALroP/^eS . cjL *!,I
o 5 jo
ARRASC^yfc^
Xot since last Thursday have th
advance their lines on the Flanders b
the extent of their gains there. Tlr
they were applying pressure when th
mediate objective was the city of Be
iliFiTj
TO BE HELD HE!
? ]
Will be. An Out Door Event
Held Soiru^Tizae This
Spring-. *
A comnnity Sing. under the auspices
of the Fairmont Choral Club in which
all singers of the city are asked to [
participate will be an out door spring j
event, the date to be anounced later.
On "Wednesday evening of this week j
at 7:15 o'clock all singers of the com- j
munity including members of ttaoi
Choral society of the High and Nor-!
mal schools, and church choirs arei
asked to assemble at the .Y.'M. C. A.
auditorium for rehearsal under the direction
of Walter D. Barrington. The
program has already been mapped out
and active reharsal will begin Wednesday
night and it is necessajy that
participants be present.
Community sings are all the vogue
throughout the ocuntry and Fairmont
is to fall in line.
IMF. TO HEAR
TEN MINUTE TALKS
Will be One of the Features;
of the Anniversary
Celebration
i
Final arrangements for the 99th
anniversary of Odd' Fellowship in
America will be fittingly celebrated
collectively by all of the Odd Fellow i
bodies of Fairmont on Friday evening ;
at S o'clock in Odd Fellows Hall. A :
series of ten minute speeches will be |
made_ by City Commissioner Ira- L.;
Smith'. Attorney Harry Shaw, a mem-1
ber of Marion Lodge N'o. 11: Hon. O. J
S. McKinney. a member of Palatine i
Lodge No. SS4: Captain Kemble White.
chairman of the city draft board: !
Mrs. James A. Meredith. Mrs. George j
"DeBolt and Hon. Robert Pollock of,
Fairmont, formerly a state senator..
ii\ Ohio. i
The celebration will be open 4o the
members and their families. Refreshments
will be served after the exer
cises. All arrangements for the
event which will be celebrated on the j
anniversary date proper, were comnleted
at a meeting of the general
committee of arrangements at a meet!
ing on Saturday eVeaing in Odd Fel- i
lows' Hall.
?-?
GERMAN' "ACE" KIT-RED.
LONDON". April 22.?Carpi- Baron
von Richthofen. the famous German I
aviator, has ben killed .a Router correspondent
at - British headquarters '
reports. The captain "was brought j
down in the Somnie valley. - His body ;
was recovered and will be buried to- i
day with military honors.
jody Must Dig if it is
S. SUPREI
ST THE LYS THEATRE 1
H? -K-r-Y ^ ; j
^HEf^riCRLS ^OROUBAJX J
rrmxoe*?uo \
t
?' 1
e Germans made any real effort' to \
attle front, and the above map shows
e arrows show the points at which :
e drive halted. At the time (heir im- I
thnne.
lililiT"
IK POLICE CIRCLES
i
t
OnltOne Drank among Ten
Arrests Made During
Period.
The city officers experienced an unusually
busy weekend, making ten ar-.
rests over Sunday. A number of the
prisoners were before Mayor Bowen '
for hearing this morning, while Cuere
were the usual number prefering to j
pay a forfeit to appearance at court, i
Traffic Officer Rayling made his
first arrest over the week end arresting
0. F. "Wilson for speeding. Wilsor.
was before Mayor Bowen this morning
and was given a fine of $10 after plead-1
ing guilty. He paid the fine and was [
dismissed.
Clifford Jackson and James Myers, i
two negroes, were arrested at 3 o'clock i
yesterday afternoon on Jackson street
charged with fighting. Jackson was
later released on a forfeit of 310 to apoear
at court this morning. He did
not appear and the money 'was tamed !
into the city treasury. Myers was'
fined $5. j
Hattie Lee. colored, and John Jorra.
a foreigner, were arrested in a wagon
on Jackson street by Policeman Seaman
and Eckle charged with loitering.
The foreigner put up a forfeit of 515 to
appear at court this morning but did ;
not show up. The colored girl was '
locked up in the city jail and at court j
this morning was found guilty of the
charges and fined ST.
D. S. Tennant and G. E. Shroyer j
were arrested at 10:30 p. m. Saturday
charged with fighting. They were released
on a $10 forfeit to appear at
court this morning. At police court
this morning the case was continued
until 7:30 o'clock this evening awaiting
further evidence.
Dick Dentel was fined $5 for speed-!
ing out Locust avenue, the violation I
taking lace on April 18. Complaint j
was made by Sam Nuzum. At court j
this morning Bentel was fined S5.
The only drank to be arrested over !
the week-end was French Hood. Hood J
was picked up in Hull alley about one >
aVIa/*!/ momtnf* Wo c la- f
ter released, upon the payment of a
56 forfeit to appear at police court this ;
morning. He did not show up and the :
forfeit went to the city treasurer.
M. Shoeman was ordered to appear j
at court this morning charged with vio- j
lating the city traffic laws, lnforma- .
lion was received at police headquar- j
ters this morning that he had left the ;
city Saturday night to join the army.
' '
Colored Singers at
First M, E. Church
Williams* colored singers will ap- ,
pear at the First Methodist Episcopal .
church on Wednesday evening. The
program will consist of the following: j
Jubilee songs, plantation songs, negro j
melodies, camp meeting songs, negro j
lullabys. negro corj'c songs, cabin and |
river song5. sentimental songs, ballads. I
ragtime songs, classic selections, sa- j
cred songs. >
Not to Be a Failure
Cbn-f io Vjy PllSi--1
j VV/UA t AUVAV AO -A. ^ JkWlCh
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MAY APPOINT A MASTEi
F* I
(By Associated Pre*s> .
WASHINGTON, April.
?The supreme court today;^^a
ordered a reargument of
State of Virginia to compel ^iaS^H
West Virginia to pay a judg
ment of $12,393,000 resoi&|||
ing from a suit to collect
Virginia's Civil war debt. ^
power to enforce the
Siderea m me argxunenb wia*
will be heard next Febrm;|iM
ry.
In announcing the
Chief Justice White deagfli
in*1VTe^t '^^gin ^8
Word -was received at Red Czoia^^S
headquarters In this city this morninf 72?
to the effect that Fairmont chapter
would he expected to furnish 15??,-..^
mmfni+ Trit* The work will have to.S?S
be completed within two week*. :
Efforts to secure the materials nee^jjf
essary were started at once
soon as they arrive a call win team.^
help. It will be necessary to hare evr
out to the women of the comanall^
to help. It will be necessary to bacre.;^
every available woman in order- to put 1
through this Job on time. SKSsfflH
?v.- WANTED.
--siaSM
Help in machine shop and machine
operators. Apply
OWENS BOTTLE ' ^
MACHINE CO.' . fWM
I We have received a supply j
< or Third Liberty Bonds for sale'i^
! for cash' over the counter, in de->J?|
j nominations of $50 and $100. " -'''>c3|
j HOME SAVINGS. BAJIK^B
WANTED.
At once fifty men to leant clay ;
casting trade. Piece work bub;f|
.ah v inicinpuu mix 11 unww^?i?BPWHB
from $4 to 15.50 per day -wlfhlriM
three or four months besides leara-;;c-;
ing a useful trade. Apply
BOYTSRS POTTERY COMEASB^^OT
Mannlngton W. Va
__ --y '
Laborers at South S*3ef|
Bridge. Steady worK^^H
summer. '
: . JOHN F. CASEY j||l
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