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Hfc<* Daily Average S ^ 1 ? 'April 1918.. V 9 I |Fj?V" A Quality Newspaper for the ? | ESTABLISHED 1868. [NEW A I iii iiunro icci nu urn iuui VIW111.10 81GINCITYT0G0 County Board to Send 44 and City 24 to Columbus Barracks. II BIG CALLS AHEAD Three Hundred and Eight Men Under Call From 11 This Countv. K! ^ ft A.iolifiA,! 1 vnwictmnts n?hfi All IJHaiillCU Viaon X itaiun ?<?i ^ 1 dre under the jurisdiction of the coun+ ty draft board and whose order numHers are below 1661 mark should hold themselves in readiness for military service as they will be included in one of the two big calls to entrain within the next two weeks. All qualified class 1 registrants who are under the jurisdiction of the city '1 draft board and whose order numbers H are under the 815 mark will be ineluded in one of the calls. Information to this effect was given out this morning from the offices of the county and city^draft boards, persuant to the recent call for 68 men from Marion county to entrain May 23 for Columbus Barracks, O. Of this number the county board will furnish 44 men and the city board B4 men. Thp exact hour of departure has not been received but it is expected hourly. Registrants selected for this call will have order numbers higher than those leaving during the period beginning May 25 and will leave before many other registrants with lower order numbers. jgl? Registrants under the jurisdiction of the city board with order numbers ^ under the 714 mark will go during Bit the five day period beginning May Wk 25. Those with order numbers bei tween 714 and 815 will entrain next j;'k- Thursday, May 23 Under the current calls Marion coun | "Sty will furnish 308 men. Of this num? ber the county board will furnish 205 men and the city hoard 103. The K county draftees will be made up of r 190 white men and 15 colored men: the city will send 93 white men and 20 colored men. The men will be sent &. as follows: May 23. Sixty eight' men to Columbus Barry 'racks, O. County board 44, city board 24. May 25. 'K Two hundred and five men to Camp jjffi.: Lee, Va.. during five day period. The ify-" county board 146; city board 59. Three weeks later the thirty five coli?' ored men will entrain. County board 15, city board 20. < -n * ijy\: h nniiUTU mitvr to Mm I AIW?t III I p GROSS DRIVE $.' P Interest Manifest In All of ; 4 .the Communities Where. Meetings Were Held. ft." ? ' . Daily reports indicate that rural ' meeting are being better attended and a.more far reaching interest is being manifested in the various communi'f ties in the Red Cross movement. :.ft lit the Methodist Episcopal church at Hoodsville last night there was a larsre attendance at the Red Cross Ii; meeting. Mrs. Ira Smith and J. Tutlas addressed the meeting. Wt'D. Ice acted js chairman. An auxiliary composed of thirty one members was t . formed. These officers were chosen. Chairman, Mrs. Denzel Straight; see's:: retary, Mrs. John Davis; treasurer, . Miss Lizzie Barbe; chairman of work Toom, Mrs. E. J. ,,Parker. Seventy five people attended the ? meeting held at Basnetville last even(v ing, the gathering having been held [',?< in the chapel at that place. Address h were delivered by Mrs. A. L. Leh 4' man and Prof. G. A. Keister. C. H. i'V.' Bloom led the singing, assisted by if Miss Roe of Basnettville . In the Methodist Episcopal church at . Dakota Mines last evening fifty people turned out to attend the Red ? CfOss meeting. A very able address was delivered by Charles F. Bornefeld . In the Baptist church at Middleton r , lafit evening Rev. C. D. Mitchell, of . the Christian church, addressed an en? ' thilsiastic gathering. The church was u^wnuoui wuui tvo iuiuci yrCDIUUU |\ -' over the meeting. Kg''' H. H. Rose has be:n eelcted chairH man of the Second ward in the Red K|?v* Cross campaign. Fred W. Mclntire B has been selected as vice chairman. Mrs. Carl D. Yost will lead tbeBomen B In the campaign and Mrs. Charles H. B Coogle will assist her. w. II 'wfi <ome "I > / MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. MFPifl Ill kill U THE START ( ' J. This photograph, taken on Belmont Flying Field. New York, shows an event which marks a new era in both aviation and postal service in America. Aerial mail service is now a reality. Lieutenant T. H. Webb is shown climbing into his plane for the start nt the ONLY 642 M REPORTED III I FAIRMONT REGION Operators Find It Impossible to Acount For the Slump. There are only G42 cars in Uie Fairmont district today, a very disappointing car supply and one which affects the coal operators even more than at past times when the car supply fell off in like proportion. In spite of assurances which led to hopes for a better car supply the last days of this week today's allowing is poor and promises that everything possible will be done to make the Saturday car supply satisfactory are hardly convincing undei the circumstances. It is unfortunate that the car supply should be so poor at this particular time and there is no way of understanding it. The wreck on the seventeen mile grade last Sunday cannot very well be held responsible for toe poor car supply today and weather conditions are in favor of a car supply The work of forming organizations of miners, either in line, with the agreement outlined by the Consolidation, or in keeping with established methods, is proceding throughout tne Fairmont district. Details are slow to come in but there is no question but what activities of this nature are on at many of the mines in the region. That the Consolidation agreement method of procedure has the approval of the war conference board is generally believed hv mnl nnorotore wti/% are hastening to employ that method order copies of the Consolidation agreement printed after making changes which fit them to other mines in this region. > t The inventor of the system of short hand established in China must he a genius. The language has no written vowels and consonants, and one syllable .spoken in as many as nine different tones, has as many meanings. In spite of these difficulties, the new system permits a speed of 140 words a minute. WANT MORE SWEATERS. An appeal is made from the Red Cross headquarters for all persons having sweaters out being made to complete them as soon as possible and return them to the chapter. There is great demand for more nwcmers ana a new BUppiy or yam hag arrived, ready for distribution. It is hoped to have many of the sweaters made within a week or more and those swift at the work are asked to give their services to the cause. less Prosperity Neve kjTO B |g^| FAIRMONT, WES OF THE FIRST TRIP ON T first trip of the first aerial mail route in the tnited States. Three hours and twenty minutes after this photograph was (mapped the bag of mail Lieut iant Webb carried was delivered in Washington, and 33 minutes later Boy j Scouts had delivered the 735 pieces of mail. Lieutenant Webb made the first I Red Cross Drive ( , - 11 Headquarters Says: ' ? ?- AL- I5AJ n?ABB i Meetings scneauiea in m# ?cu wvc drive include the following: Tonight. Barrackville--Judge W. S. Hayomnd and J. Walter Barnes. Bee Gum?R. E..Mockler. Catawba?M. L. Sturm. Downs?George M. Bowers, of Mannington. Glover Gap?Dr. Phoebe Moore, of Mannington. Harter Hill?Rev. C. E. Goodwin. Hoult?A. L. Lehman. Hutchinson?Tusca Morris. Kingmont?Rev. H. G. Stoetzer. Lake school?Joseph Rosier. Murray?J. G. Prlchard. Metz?C. C. Coffman, of Mannington. Mlllersville?Harry Engle. Thoburn?Capt. John O'Beirne ana ! Rev. I. S. Tyler, of Farmington. Worthington?L. C. Musgrave. T. ! W. Trcshman, a returned Canadian | soldier. j Saturday Night. Harmony?Attorney E. B. Carskadj den. Monday Night. Bethlehem?H. H. Rose. Davis Didge?W. E. Maple, Farmington, Mrs. Kemble White. Dent's run?Prof. 0. G. Wilson. Hammond?L. M. Devis. James Fork?Rev. I. S. Tvler. Mt. Clare?Hon. R. A. Pollock. Monumental?Rev. C. B. Mitchell. Murray?M. C. Lough. Irin itfav?H. H Rnsp. Sugar Grove?P. G. Armstrong. White Rock?R. S. Beckner. Two school meetings were held this morning. L. M. Davis addressed the pupils at Barnes school and P. >1. Conley, exectuive secretary of the Red Cross drive, spoke at the Miller school. This afternoon Hon. E. M. Showalter addressed the pupils of the White school. Captains of the eastern side of Linoln district will meet this evening at S o'clock in the hank directors' room of the First National Bank, of Washington. Worthington will have a big parade tonight. A returned Canadian soldier and Attorney L. C. Musgrave will speak. As a Tesult of a meeting held at Colfax on Wednesday night a Red Cross auxiliary was formed by Miss Helen Miller, of this city. Patriotic addresses were delivered by Hon. 0. S. McKinney and Mrs. Kemble White. The Division of Manufacturing Plants and Business Houses of which Fred Helmick is director has been organized as follows: Manufacturing Plants ? R. T. Cunningham. J. M. Jacobs, T. I. Brett. Paul Lange, W. D. Stockley. A. O. Wood. Business Houses?Harry J. Hartley. Simon D. Goodman. F. J. Smith. ? ? In Australia cattle and sheep are fond of grazing on the foliage of the .weeping she-oak or beef-wood, Cas| aurlna qudrivalvis, and osme farmers 1 cvrftnr #<? *V-i ? ? - !?*"? ,,, ",Bl purpose, it thrives 11 'n California on poor sandy soil and I1 is a decidedly ornametnal tree. r Comes Suddenly j MBf *^F'- - I '' --" Jr r^i*. r ^P I^L T rginia's Best Newspaper * IT VIRGINIA, FRIDAY E ; IMY All HE FIRST U. S. AERIAL MA] 9 $ \ ' >p ^ ': V ^ '^V .v :: f lap of the first trip. At Philadelphia; cri 1 j another plane piloted by Lieutenant j ser ; .Tnmpc: r Erlcprtnn took tha mall hair; Snr i and finished the trip to the national avi; I capital. A plane which started for atte j New York from Washington at the j cha ! same time Webb got away, was forced ' plai l to land in Waldorf, Jld., when a propel- j cen i ler broke. President Wilson witness-1 aer HUHDfiEOSflF!< WOMEN WILL ; BE IN PARADE ) 01 y Red Cross Procession Will v. A Start Tomorrow Right After 2 o'Clock. Decidedly unique will be the Red Cross parade in this city tomorrow wnen Hundreds or tne city patriotic i i women will parade through the prin- III cLpal streets of the city as a boost to the Red Cross campaign for $80,000 fli which will be launched next week. Ill The only persons permitted to parade beside women and girls will be the members of the band which will head the parade which will move im- Ui mediately after the two o'clock interurban cars leave the city. Headed by the band the parade will move down Fairmont avenue from Third street to Main, up Main to Quincy, up Quincy to Jackson, down 1 Jackson to Cleveland avenue where a the parade will disband. . Members of the executive committee of the Red Cross will follow the band, ton carrying emblems of the nation and cal the Red Cross emblem. Next wiil tal come the three Red Cross crosses ,Fo: which will be formed of 45 girls each. These in turn will be followed by I women carrying service flags, other hai members of the Red Cross organize- fie tion, school girls and others. am Each woman in the parade is ex- Th i pected to be dressed in white and to tai wear the Red Cross cap. The chil- nP; dren are to be dressed in white hut j the cap is unnecessary. Each woman da. in the parade is urged to carry an jnc American flag with the exeception of bt, the service flag bearers. The executive committee, those sj? who will form the Red Crosses and the band -win rorm at Third street. ?.v Girls of the eighth grade, the high school and the Normal and members C0I of the Red Cross and service flag bear on ers will form at Second street and at ]&'u tirst street the girls of the seventh and lower grades of the schools will form. ' The marshals of the parade are y0. Miss Ruth Heintzelman and Mrs. Lloyd Sample and Mrs. L. N. Yost. Do Mrs. Vaughn Jolllff urges that ev- t.e ery woman in the city who Is a member of the Red Cross or a prospective member will turn out and help to make the parade the success it should ' (Continued on Page Three) fiv ?? lin Burned Woman May Recover?Mrs. ani William Reed of ReedsviUe who was tln badly burned when her dwelling was Gfl consumed by fl.re Wednesday morning 1)111 and who is a patient at Coolc hospital Rn 1 is doing nicely at this time and it's <Jei 1 beleleved she will recover. The hus- a 1 I band of Mrs. Reed and a six year old hn 1 daughter were .fatally burned in the of Are which destroyed their home. ft Must be Built up by YENING, MAY 17,1918. [RIVES [L LINE. J, I V 1 the start of this unlucky pilot. The . vice win ne couunueu oauy except: iday from each city, with two army! 1 ators for each trip each way. Phil- i lphia will be the point where the ngeof machines and pilots will take ce. A special postage rate of 24 ts an ounce has been fixed for ial mail. Compulsory Marriage For j The Germans ! (By Associated Press) LONDON, May 17.?The German | jmmission appointed to examine j te decline in the birth rate in Ger- t lany has reported a recommenda- ! on for the compulsory marriage i t Germans before their twentieth ear is past, according to a disatch to the Daily Express from msterdara. Financial assistance would be ranted by the state, according to lis plan, which provides penalties ' >r those failing to comply. ^ mill,1 is, mm fire r. Clinton's Letters Indicate That Tommy Kept His Courage. rhe following letters v. ere received rew days ago by Dr. J. C. Broomid from his brother, Dr. J. B. Clini, who was recently appointed MedlOfficw of the First Cambridge bat- i ion, in the British Expeditionary rces in Belgium: BELGIUM, April 19, 191S. Dear Folks: Just a note. I am still ppv and well. Fighting still goes on rcely, but we are holding the Ger3, smashing all their attacks here, e artillery fire is awful, and cernly makes you wonder where the st one is going. t has been snowing hard here tor, but not cold. The country is noth: but mud and shell holes, awful rond description. lohn, I have not bathed but once ce March 11. Think of it! No change socks or underwear. I haven't had clothes off since April 8. and there II be no chance for some time to ne. Gee, I found several large lice my shirt yesterday. We are all isy, but can't do anything. The :lis are bursting fiercely about four ndred yards away in a field. Just long as they non t come here?but j never can tell. It Is snowing now. n't worry, just liope for the best, n't forget to write. It helps a lot re. In haste. Lovingly, JIM. BELGIUM, April 21, 1918. Dear Folks: Time has again ared when I can write you a few es. We are still In the front line. 1 keep under cover most of the te on account of artillery fire. The rmans have attacked several times, t have never gotten through. We J all as happy here as we can be unr the circumstances. I haven't had bath for ages. Every one is lousy, t that comes from living in all kinds holes. Our positloh here is heavily (Continued on Page Three.} Intelligent Method . ' ; 1 ' " TODAY'S NEWS TODAY i IN FI MB S If 10 II Hi Will Finish Their ' l^i?Aiir\flfi P Awmnni uiuuuui? uciiiiaiti Get to The Ch [HIS AIMITTEI IFS Paris Reports Say British an< Splendidly on the North fills Lloyd Geor WITH THE AMERICAN 17.?(By Asociated Press)? ican array have arrived with forces in northern France an training in the area occupie blockadcing the path of the Gi The American troops ref : n J: ican army 111 uispaumes iui in the zone of British opertio being brigaded and trained v the Flanders front. They are not troops detach presenjt forces but are part troops from the United State George seme time ago. PARIS, May 17?Annou day that j4merican troops France in the zone occupied 1 The announcement concl that the relations between thi diers and the British are extr< WITH ARMERICAN ARfl By Associated Press)?The \ jmmanded American fore r'rench r' ontThe British officers and new fore say the American! and are certain to giveamoste when they seek the Grmans. Th American forces arivi cheered to the skies by the whom bore unmistakable sigi seen the Americans before bu ing. Th Americans on the otl enthusiasm by the heartiness received f-rom their battle ses Infernal Machine Planted By Germans THEY WANT TO STOP THE ACTIVITY OF PATROLS ON THE AMERICAN FRONT. 11 (By Associated Fress'i 1] WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN | FRANCE, May 17.?(By Associated , Press.)?The Germans opposite the j; American sector northwest of Toul j are resorting to infernal machines in an effort to check the activity of the American patrols, numbers of which j go out every night to roam No Man's land and even German land virtually i at will. ! One man of an American patrol stepped on a harmless looking wire near the German lines yesterday and a bomb immediately exploded in the sector of the patrol group. It had been planted by the enemy. The members of the patrols either WANTED. Experienced Job Press Feeders. Good wages. Apply to Mr. Miller. Fairmont Printing and Publishing Company. I nrfcwnr a T n A 1 orjCiC-iAJL run OATUICDAY ONLY. Chuck and rib roast 25c per lb. I1 Star Cash Market. j s and Liberal Adven I PRICE THREE CENTS pi (AN C E wv ..V [NT FROM Oil OF BRITISH 1 IMOERS FRONT 1 rraining Right on j s Must Cross to annel Ports pi W AT WASHINGTON 1 I Germans are Fraternizing : l$|l em War Theatre Fulge Prediction. : ARMY IN FRANCE, May. |?? Troops of the new Ameriin the zone of the British ;Hp d are now completing their, -%M d by the troops which are ermans to the channel ports, erred to as "the new Amer- , ; ; day reporting their arrival m ms in France are the forces -M nth the British probably on led from General Persuings ^ of the new movement of s forecast by Premier Lloyd | ncement was made here tfe# ~ have arrived in Norther)* 1 3y British forces. udes with the statement e American officers and 1Y IN FRANCE, May lf3| ir comander already has H es in 'the trenches oh the | men who are training this' 5 are of the finest material '.. xcellnta count of themselves ng in the British zone were sons of Britian. Many of is of battle. They have hot t theykn ew they were com-1 ler hand gained all the' more of the greetings which the | rrd comrades in arms. entered or were assisted Into an abau> doned trench near by and the soldiQri# prepared for a fight, believing one wat certain to come. They waited In the J ilarkness for half an hour for something to happen but the Germans did not come out. ruwuVA-inj-r^.njWLWi^jVi^TX WANTED TO RENT. Unfurnished honse. Small fain- . ilv. Best reference. Address B. Jj care of The West Virginian or cali 3 1105, and leave house number. sljjH _ ~ One hatch unloader 44 2-3c *Det f?| ters. Apply Owens Bottle Machine Go.; j .^3 nj~u~'-n-n-j~^^ '"n~rirL^L Owens Bottle Machine Co. j |^H TRANSFER WO^K j ijM Call ,698 J. Bell Phone .