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"Virginia? Tuesday evening, april 23,191s. todays news today price thrttb hrk
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S ESTABLlj>?iHiu iooo. mu.
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rA~M Ronnpst of Glenn
Bg?V:: - - ^vIUV? 01.
|j|-:, Loan Committee Made 1
it? MacG
gpl; Meeting In Front of Court I
And Draftees Will be
Balfey - for the purpose of stimulating the
Hi - sale of Liberty bonds in Marion conn-i
p: . ty Governor John J. Corn-veil will apJps*--'
- pear in Fairmont on Saturday after-!
noon and speak from the court house !
-eteps. commencing at 3 o'clock. To- '
HES/-- l-*day Glenn F. Barns, cashier of The Xa- \
3fy - - _ tional Bank of Fairmont, who is coun-!
HS?. " tv chairman of the Liberty Loan com
Iv,. " mittee. received a wire from frrroov.
?V "W. A. MacCorkle. of Charleston, state j
chairman of the Liberty Loan commit- '
tee, statins that Governor Cornwell j
would appear in Fainnont on Satur- j
" , This was in response to Mr. Barns' ]
wire of Monday asking his excellency
to come here and help to put Marlon i
county "over the top." The telegram, i
. which Mr. Barns received from Mr. j
MacCorkle was as follows:
"Telegram received. Governor will !
be there Saturday to maae address."
If the weather Is favorable on Sat- {
orday there no doubt will be a big
Ifi g -
B3p?. CTOWd 2Lt tlllS Open air mccuxift. iK I
Y. rural residents who come to Fairmont
an Saturday to do their shopping; will \
assist materially In swelling the at- j
Ef'.' tendance.
Eg*/-'"- Today Glenn F. Barns received word
B??'~ , that Governor Cornwell had declared
r; a half holiday for Friday, which is befc&L.
. hag celebrated as liberty Day . Arfug*"
will be. made later in the'
Was Successful Farmer
||p * And Well Known Citil
zen of County.
Prancis Marion Meredith, aged 76
t'" years, a prominent farmer and highly
respected resident of Marion Coun
;5; ty, died this morning at 2:45 o'clock
at his home at Norwood after an illmess
extending over a period of four
years of a complication of diseases.
jv- Mr. Meredith was a son of William
f'.r Meredith and Hannah Powell Meredith.
pioneer residents of this county,
and was born at Rosstown March If
1842. In the year 1863 on March 26
he was united in marriage with Louisa
Cleliand who survives him with
: five children. Two children Flora May
* and ?daua are aecesseu. > n- -<*: . mu*
si. children are Charles C.. H. Brady.
Mrs. Bruce Hill and Mrs. Howard
;j Janes all of this county and Mrs. Andrew
Berry of Virginia,
r Seventeen grandchildren also survive.
namely: Hugh A.. Archie S.. Rus
sell D.. Hasper J.. Marion and John
C? children of H'. Brady Meredith:
Herschel Hill. Neva. Grace and Lou
ise Hill, children of Mrs. Bruce Hill:
Barbara B.. Madaline M.. Kathleen
M-. Edward. Irene and Marion, children
of Mrs. Andrew. Berry and Re
hecca and Caroline children of Mrs.
I' - Howard Janes. One brother. Lafay'&.
ette Meredith, of Rosstown also sur
B-V-, "viTe5Mr.
Meredith teas a member of
K_' Fairmont Lodge Xo. 9 A. F. & A. M..
V and this lodge probably will have
B^'r charge' of the Interment. He was a
K consistent member of the Methodist
1*'' Episcopal church at Meadowdale.
f " Mr. Meredith was a prosperous far r
mer and. owned one of the prettiest
<. and most valuable farms in the county,
situated on the edge of town.
For many years he has successfully
f conducted a dairy which has supplied
Ir-V milk to a large number of consumers
J? .in this city.
" _ TW_
feVi jar. Mereauxi was puuuvtti?> <*. wciu
Hp:-' ocrat and served one term a member
H?\* of the Marion county conrt. He made
the race to; sheriff on the Democrat fc
_ Sc ticket at one time and was defeatRv*
ed. He was president of the Farmvers
Mutual Fire Insurance company
since its orsrv ization in 1905 until
I September lTlT.
( The deceased was a man of strong
[g^7 icharacter and personality and stood
K? -- tor Justice and right in all matters
pertaining to the morals and governg'
ment of the city and county: and al gr.-.
ways took a lively interest in politics
jfetu and civic^inatters which effected the
Hp town, county and state.
F. Barns. Chairman of the
hrough State Chairman
louse During: the Afternoon
Escorted to Train in
ling. ,v
day to hold a c.elebration of a local
character in honor of the cent. There
probably will be an open meeting on
the court house steps during the afternoon.
Prominent local speakers will
deliver addresSes. Mr. Barns late this
afternoon was arranging with Attorney
A. J. Kern, chairman of the Four
Minute Men. to furnish a corps of able
" A ?and
speaKers. a pamuc n*u ?
the drafted boys trill be given a send
oft late in the afternoon betore they
depart for Camp Meade. Admiral. Md.,
on a special train. A band will be
secured for the occasion. Thirteen
boys will be sent away.
Mr. Barns received word today that
Bishop P. J. Donahue, of the Wheeling
Diocese of the Catholic church.
Wheeling; Rabbi Lsrael Bettan. of the
Hebrew synagogue. Charleston, and
Rev. W. C. Hartinger, pastor of St. Andrew's
Methodist Episcopal church,
j Parkersburg. were meeting with great
; success on their speaking tour. The
opening meeting at Charlston last
j night was a success of the grandest
I sort. A monster crowd turned out for
| the occasion. These divines of statei
urfde renntation will speak in the
| Grand theatre, this city, oil Thursday
I evening next. Manager Morgan having
! donated the play house for the night.
| Judge William S. Haymond, of the Ctrl'
cult court, will preside over the meetling.
JOHN P. Tiir~
Served Railroad Company
j Here for Over Half a
[ -
: John P. Timms. aged 94 years, a well
! known and highly respected citizen of
this city, died this morning at 7:15
j o'clock at his home at Tenth street
after an illness from diseases incident
j to advanced age.
The deceased has been in the ser;
vice of the B. and O. railroad for fifty
; one years having retired from active
r sen-ice in 1904. Mr. Timms was born
in Xew Jersey in 1S24 shortly after
j his parents had emigrated to this
' country from Ireland. He came to
j Fairmont in 1S52 and entered the ser;
vice of the B. and O. where he re;
mained for a long period.
! In the year 1S55 Mr. Timms was
united in mariage with Anna Eliza
Kelley a daughter of John ft*, and
, Rhoda Kelley and an aunt of Messrs.
. L. W and Frank P. ICelley of this
! city. Three children were born to
j this union, two of whom. Mrs. Lulu
j Haskins. of Mannington. and Mrs
! Carrie Stuck, of Watson, survive. A
J son. John Arlington, died in 1SS1. Mrs.
; Timms died in 1SS0 and five years laj
ter Mr. Timms was again married, his
| second wife being Miss Amanda Haw.
' kins, who survives him with two sons.
| Albert E. and John H. who reside at
; home. The deceased was one of tfie
oldest members of the Odd Fellow-j
| Lodge. Xo. 11 of this city.
Funeral services are announced tc
; be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30
; o'clock from the residence and inter
ment will be made in the Fleming
: Mmetorr hr Undertakers Carpentet
! and Ford.
Attorney Haymond
Safe 'Over There"
Judge and Mrs. William S. Haymond
' yesterday received a card from an
! Atlantic port statins that the vessei
on Vhirh their son. Sergeant Major
i Frank C. Haymond had been on. was
ir? a PrAnrh rvort. The card WlIS
! the regular form used toy th* govern!
mens and had been held is this conn[
try until the ship x~~~. r""t vt~ a
I French city. Attorney Haycaoad
with a contingent from the jutlfe-c ad|
vocate's department. Washington. D
' C.. after having been in trai-nin^ a.
Camp Meade, Adtnirrr-tJ. H uian:
( friends in Fairmont r: l>a p :e i
to learn that he has landed salelm
i Number of Bond ,
mauiiMii :
Children in Union District
Schools Active in All
War Work.
i . ' i
I Union Independent district's fledgrling
High school, -which is not yet a .
- - - 1 !
year old. is marng quite a BBGuiu. ;
Thrift and War i^aviogs stamp and
Liberty bond buying. A canvass of j
j the government securities owned by
I the students of the school was made ;
' on Friday and it sliovs that they total
! $1,003.
The East side- school children gen;
erally have' been good buy ers of the
thrift and war saving stomps. The
record for the Central school is 52.189.75.
the East Parle $1,014.25 and
the State street, ta very 3mall school.
$15. The total for the East side is 54,!
222. The school enrollment on that
: side of the river is ahout 900.
j- East side schools are also taking ]
f a great interest in war gardening and |
; Superintendent Hustead and the teach-j
[ ers are insisting that every boy and
I girl who can shall have a garden plot
I of some kind.
| The girls in the East side schools
! have been devoting a great deal of at!
tention to Red Cross activities and the
-1 * u" 1.V aiit ronrfl.
i wurti kljac wao WCM >m
; sents a lot of time and effort.
Big Demonstration Planned1
For Saturday in That J
f Saturday of this week w?K be a hol;
iday for residents ot Fair-view and
surrounding community, a gala patriotic
demonstration consisting of- a
big parade similar to the one held in
this town on April 6 rill take place.
From two until five o'clock in the afternoon
all stores and every bnsisess
establishment will be closed to permit
the employes to take part in the parade
which will form on Main street!
at 2 o'clock.
The demonstration is being planned
i by the Liberty Loan committee of |
i that town consisting of J. Y. Hamilton. I
I chairman. O. E. Morris, W- H. Koonst.'
Rev. uotiDian, j. vv. r.?rns.
" The parade will be made up of delegations
from *he Fairriew schools,
lodges. Sunday schools, churches and
business establishments. Residents
of the small towns around Fairview
will come to town on Saturday to participate
in the demonstration. Following
the parade patriotic addresses jrili
be delivered by J. Walter Barnes and I
E. M. Showalter. In case that the
weather is good the patriotic meeting
will be held in the open in front of
the Burns hotel. If the weather does i
not perimt an open air meeting the '
meeting will be held in the high j
i school. j
A patriotic meeting will be held r?t J
Fairview this evening at the Method-'
ist church. Rev. J. C. Broomfield. (
pastor of the Methodist Protestant]
! Tomnlo rtf thic urill ho? rTio nrfltnr I
for the occasion. j
j Moore Class Thespians Will
Produce Claims Allow- j
j ed in May.
'I "Claims Allowed" is the title of the'
j nnnual senior class play to be pre-;
' | sent^d at the Grand theatre some time
:! during the latter part of May by the ;
' 1 P- R Monre class. The nliv n as writ
J ten by Oliver P. Parker. Fourteen
I characters participate; seven male
! and seven female, the play iasting two '
hoars. I
The play has been -written since the
United States entered the at and is'
decidedly of a patriotic nature. It pic-,
tures a wealthy manufacturer whose |
t chief aim is to profit by the manufac .
1 tore of munitions, but who later turns |
to be a true patriot. The deceitful:
i methods of a German propagandist arej
. pictured in contrast with, those of an- j
> other German whose interests are en-1
tirely American. The play from the:
i beginning to end f? *? *?n on the'
\TorM vr.-.r r.r..; ^u. Amen.
i cans.
From one to fcuv characters have
been aapair.tc.l br o Pot-i Hodges,
dl.ee ".ore- 5. to t ^ .1 r> ' ta
aa e.Vu.. to &S'. ? vcr..* be . tsit:::
:n the class . Rehearsals .vili begin:
> immediately. I
Buyers is Growing i
Rumored THat Germans May
Irality and Have Ha
(By Associa
THE HAGUE, April 23.?The Dutch
nary session. .
The British foreign office?accordii
learned that the relations between Holl:
Official and diplomatic circles in Londo
Hnnn -with uneasiness.
Rumors were that something in the
livered to Holland by Germany. The 1
expressed the belief that Germany woul
through Holland even at the risk o? v. s
victory could be obtained on the wester
It was reported recently that Geri
land's attitude toward the seizure by tt
of Dutch tonnage in American and Briti
MonongahHas I
First Women !
Miss Ocie Bunner Shouldered
Oral Morgan's Pouch
Miss Ocie Bunner is Marion county's
first city mail carrier. She began
work this morning at Monongah working
under the Monongah office which
is a branch of the local office. Miss
Bunner takes up her new work to
permit Oral Morgan, the former mail
carrier to go war. Morgan leaves with
the next contingent of draftees for
Camp Meade. Admiral, Md., on Friday
of this week. .
Miss Bonner Is from Bonner's
Ridge, where she is -well Known. The
-maB at~agouuugali Is nut-eeiy heavy
arrd it is beKeved that she can easily
take the place of a male carrier.
Miss Mae Matthew, who went to
work a few weeks ago on a rural
ronte between Boothsville and Watson
was Marion county's first -woman carrier.
Plans are about perfected for the
seventh annual meeting of the Woman's
Missionary society of the Western
Virginia conference-of the Methodist
Episcopal church. South, to be
held in William Memorial Church.
South, beginning Friday evening.
April 26 and continuing until the fol
lowing Tuesday.
A program of a varied nature has
nmnarpil and will be carried out
I y. vr _?
at the sessions, three of which will be
held daily. Lunch will be served at
noon on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday
by the women of the church.
The following commltttees were recently
named by Mrs. F. S. Poliitt.
chairman of the Fairmont district of
the missionary conference:
Hostesses: Mrs. F. S. Poliitt. chair man;
Mrs. J. F. Phillips. Mrs. Ross A.
Watts. Mrs. L. C. Boice. Mrs. R. J.
Reception: Mrs. H. T. Jones and
Mrs. R. J. Yoak.
Publicity and invitation: Mrs. C. M.
Williamson and Miss Martha Hoffman.
Music: Miss Creel.
Home Finding: Miss Jessie B. Ice.
Home Assignment: Mrs. L. X.
Training Young People: Miss Ethel
Training Children: Mrs. Harvey
Menus for Lunches: Mrs. J." F.
Four Minute Men Are
Busy at Mannington
Maaningion's Four Minute Men are
on the Job doing good ~.vork in the
theatres of that city in :he way of
stimulating the sale of Liberty bonds.
The rouovmg scneuuie i.*? wTm Announced:
Tonight : Dixi?. Prof. 0. L.
Broadwater, principal of the Mannington
High school: Modi. R. JC. Mockler.
Burt's. Attorney I,, S. Sell wen ch.
Thursday evening: Dixie. C C. Coffman:
Burt's. D. F. Hollohaugh: Modi.
B. i\ Mitchell. Saturday evening:
Dixie. D. F. Hollo baugli; Burt's, R. E.
Modeler; Modi. Prof. D.A. Ward. Monday
evening. April 29, Burt's. B. K.
Mitchell; Modi. Prof. C. L. Brcndwater;
Dxie. Prof. D. A. Ward. Thurs-"Ty
evening. May 2. Burt's. C. C. Coffin
m; Modi, I>. F. Hollobaugh; Dixie,
B. F. Mitchell.
Mrger Each Day?I
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UP U-l
Seek to Violate Dutch Neu
aded the Hague An
a turn. 'Y .
? *
ted Press.l
cabinet met yesterday In extraorfilig
to the London Daily News, has j
md and Germany are very strained, j
n. were reported to look on tbe situa- |
nature of*an ultimatum, had been delandelsblad
of Amsterdam on Monday
d not- hesitate to use communication
r. if she believed that by doing so
n front.
nany looked with disfavor on Hoile
United States and Great Britain
sh ports.
mn hit ittfuii i
LHU IIUI llllLiiu
Will be Well Represented ai
l Huntington on Friday
The meeting planned for Yvasbmg
? .. rtrMniTfl.
ton toaav at wmtu a. .>.u^
tion of coal operators was to be perfected
under the auspices of the Americas
Mining Congress is probably discouraging
to its promoters as far as
Fairmont district is concerned. The
meeting coming the same week as the
meeting at Huntington April 26 (1:30
p. m.). of the regular state organization
forced operators to choose between
thetwo-aud' ff was tmt ndfUfatl
that they should, favor a strictly coal
mining organization. C. H. Jenkins,
president, and F. J. Pat ton. secretary.
I: of the Central West Virginia Coal
Operators' Association, could not get
to Washington, although Mr. Jenkins
mnrtwt on eoinjr. Both of these
officials 'will be at Huntington Friday.
I A. Brooks Fleming. Jr.. ;/ >tdent of
the Fairmont Coal club, will go to
Huntington Friday . Harry B. Clark.
! Fairmont man on the organiaztion
committee of tlie American Mining
Congress proposition, could not get to
Washington for today's meeting but
expects to be at Huntington Friday.
Daniel Howard, of Clarksburg, another
member of the organization committed
from this district, could not get to
Washington today.
There was some work done in the
coal mines of the Fairmont district
j Monday when 1.350 cars were loaded,
j The car supply of Monday was the
largest since the war started and 1.910
cars came to the region. l.oOC of them
being placed and 1,350 of this number
loaded. The shippers sent 1 000 of the
1.350 cars east which was against the
rulings and necessitated the District
Representatives office of the Fuel Administration
diverting 390 <>' these
cars, which was a lot of work for the
office force and expense as cars had
to be diverted and re-bil:ed. The restriction
on eastern, Joa'ling was TOO
| yesterday and is 60o today, having
j reached the 800 limit promised but for
[ one day.
j Ther.r are 1.460 cars in 'he Fairmont
i dstrict today but this number includes
! the cars not placed Monday, an*; cars
I not innrisd Mondav as*well a:; the 900
i cars comlJfg into the region today.
Coat Notes.
There arc three elements in the
coal business?orders. .Tien and cars,
f It i hard to fret all three of these
j -working together.
! There have been more new mines
! opened on the Grafton and Greenbrier
j division than on any other part of the
! Baltimore & Ohio railroad In lerri'
tory where Fairmont is interested
| within the last two years.
Ttie laTgest coal company, when
authorized capital is taken into con!
sideration. ever incorporated is the
FederaJ Coal company, which will
have its main office at Charleston.
The capital stock is 53.000,000. It
, will operate in Boone county. The in'
corporators are John E. McCuIly, oi
Philadelphia: JV.dson lla-riey. ol
, Scranton. and P. R. Van ihisen. Wil
j liam TV. Hall and E. M Jcnnson, ol
: Charleston.
j Examinations for mine foremen and
! fire bosses will take place at Charles
i ton May 21-25. at Fairmont May 28
j CO. at Thomas June 4-6. at Mount Hop?
I June 11-13. at Welch June 1S-20 and ai
j Logan June 25-27.
i The Philippi Gas Coal company ex
oMnninp anv Mme now
iv ? v**- ? ""i'K ?o
I The mine is V.ar Pbilippi and is own
I ed by Clarksburg capital,
j W. E. Koepler, tor a number of yean
I Philadelphia correspondent of Th?
i Black TMaxnond," has bean appointee
; secretary of the Pocahontas Coal Oper
j ators' Association, -with lerJqnwTten
j at Blnefield.
metier Get in Now <
Has Been Giving Him An-;
other Heavy Dose of
Gas Shells.
1 iBv Associated Pr?jsl
TERS IN* FRANCE (by Canadian j
Press) April 23.?The Canadians dur-.
ing the last twelve hours have raided
the German lines at seven places,
gassed the enemy with thousands of
lachrymatory and lethel shells, carried
him by artillery shocks socpt bis
trenches with machine gnus and riCe
bullets and hammered his front line ,
with trench nortars. j
From dusk until dawn the whole)
front has been lively, north and I
south of Lens. The ceaseless rumble j
of our heavies, which are. neutralizing
hostile batteries by calculated and
continuous gas shelling, has been accompanied
by the sharper current of
field artillery carrying out a particularly
harassing fire program.
Regularly the Boche lines have j
been lit up with scores of flares be- i
traying the nervousness which has,
been produced amonc the enemy uy i
such activity as he has not known 011
his front for weeks.
The enemy has been forced to fire
his guns under gas clouds and in gas
| British Improve Lines.
LONDON". April 23.?On the Somme J
" front north of Albert, the British las', j
night improved their lines by a sue-1
cessful local operation it is announc- j
1 ed officially. They took 60 prisoners, i
1 On the Somme Front. j
| PARIS. April 23.?Active artillery
; operations on the Somme front and
! east of Rhcims are reported in today's
| official communication. The stateIment
[ "Rather spirited artillery engage
j ments occurred on the Somme rront
1 and east of Rheims. "German raids
between Lasigny and JCoyon northwest
of 3heims and in tbp Vosges
were without result. Prisoners, re- ]
mained in onr hands.
I ???.
Will Bring a Story Right
From the Scene of the
Fighting. j
Corporal R. Derby Holmes, author;
of "A Yankee in the Trert?.hes,'. and a
i returned soldier who has seen actual
'experience on the western front, will j
speak at the Grand theatre this evening
at S:15 o'clock under the auspices
' of the E. B. Moore class of the high
school. Proceeds from the lecture "will
go to the scholarship fund being pro
vided by the Moore class.
Corporal Holmes was scheduled to
appear in this city last week, but was
unable to keep his engagement due to
illness. He has now recovered and
: will be here tonight. For the benefit
, of oni of town people who desire to
' attend the lecture special interurban
, cars will be run to Worthington.
Farmington and Fairvie-v following
i the lecture. Preceding :he lecture
! there will be community singing.
I This week's issue of the American
Magazine Carries a large picture of
' Corporal Holmes and a long article
telling of his experience at tile front.
! Barnes School to
| Have Entertainment
f A literary entertainment -will be
i given at the Barnes school ojj Friday
[ evening of this week by pnpils of that
I school. The program will consist of
. many interesting literary numbers,
including a debate. The pnpils of the
school have been working on the oro'
gram for some time and now have it
about ready for presentation
A small admission will be charged,
i the proceeds of which will go a? a
benefit to the school. Within the
next day or two the pnpils of the
; school will he supplied with tickets
, and any desiring to attend may purchase
their tickets from the pupils.
j? :
[il :
.Garden Plots
desires to airange srtib some party
to cultivate on shares garden ;
of one or two acres, splendid soil.
Sufficient manure on ground for
i fertilizing. None but reliable par- !
I ties need apply. Address Box 3773
|I West Virginian. >
and Be With the Cr
nnmorno I
Were Filled WitK! JIM
Concrete and Arc
Expected to Make ^^^M
CHEWS BElilfi ||
Operation Was Carried Out
at Both Ostend and ;
Zeebrugge. ? .?^a|
Ty Associated Pre*?> ...
British naval forces todayJ|
raided the German submar-ijlfl
! ine bases of Ostend and Ze-' .
! brugge. the Admiralty ;an^
j nounces.
I Five old cruisers whielrill
_ . liiHH
!for use in blocking theiM
[channel were run a^oSt I
blown up and abandoned j?jll|
I their crews.
; The admiralty repoipf^
that, according to
received, the raid
a reasonable measure of sue
Tlie official statement fullosvif .
"Early today a naval raid
?-r?v - ? - (
on Ostend and zeeorugg* wi^ul
being used by the enemy a* sestroyerr-rtS
: and submarine bases.
Our forces are returning, and the ' aj
scanty information so far received "?S^3
to the effect that tlie raid met with .*
I reasonable measure of success.**
for Benefit of Red Crossed
j Wednesday, May 1, 8:30. 5
Wright's Orchestra
$3.00 Per Couple. . iisS
i '*" i iBBH
* _ _ _ _
Help in machine shop and
operators. Apply
At once fifty men to leam'.ti^^^
casting trade. Piece work l<M?toja|
.Any intelligent man shonld makaw
; from $4 to $5.56 per da* witklnj
; three or four months besides ItmujB
i ing a useful trade. Apply.
Mannington W. Va i
. --
i '- ' - j
Laborers at South-SSalg
'Bridge. Steady
: summer.

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