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L May 1918. .> I A Quality N?w*pap<r for th* f ESTABLISHED 1868. ' AMERM V\l MKI | OPERATORS AT I [ CLARKSBURG ARE II11 TOO They Will Cooperate in Any Movement to Increase Production. cm gnu torn mi River Mines Will be Short If Wreck s Not Cleared Ttwre will be a 30 p?r cent, coal Mr supply for the minea on the Monongahela road tomorrow if a wreck which It preventing the P. R. R. from delivering empties Is net cleared up. The car supply for this week In the ffclrmont district is the best in some time. There are 1,369 cars in the reglen today of which 1,304 are coal cars and 66 coke cars. This full car supply la due to the fact that 606 cars in the district were not loaded Thursday and it looks like 600 will not be loaded today. D. R. Lawson. District Representa tire of the Fuel administration. who baa bit office In Fairmont, is in Washington working with other officials of the Fuel administration on the railroad 1 fuel problem. It is not known Just, when he will return to his office here George T. Watson, who started to automobile from Boston to Fairmont ... with hie family on the mora in g that Mlsa Ida Watson, his aunt, died, was i advised of the death at Albany but it' wee too late for the family to take the train and reach Fairmont for the funeral. They arrived by auto Thursday at noon. IT. It Lyon, general manager of operations of the Consolidation, returned to hie office tn Fairmont after ten days la Kentucky. C. 0. Shinn. chief clerk to C. H. Tarieton. of the Consolidation office; at Mnnont. Is in Detroit this week on i business. Live Coal Club. The Clarksburg Coal club Is quite a , live organisation and while it feels that it should not really start things: there is no disputing that many of the progressing policies of the Central West Virginia Coal Operators' Association spring from suggestions beard at the weekly meeting of this organisation. Testerday's meeting was one of the 1 beet attended for a long while which is gratifying proof that the Interest in coal matters does not wane just because there Is a full car supply. T>s(Contlued on page four) ^ Wanted Girl for general housework. Phone 1411 R 703 Rldgeley Ave WANTED. I Stenographer either male or fe1 male, muat be eznerienced and m. pable of handling general office work. Give references, present employment and salary expected. Address P. O. Box 550. City. WANTED Machine Operators Apply l, Owens Bottle Machine Co. t.. Mgg?gc= .. ? =====?:?=| Payment ol RED CRC K Will Be Receive BOORD & ~ MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. JANS T ENOW HMMpn STORMED 4- 7 BY FRENCH Audigr /*zLpilerrerl -\ VILLAGES CAPTURED ChI gy rw? G~gAw/>^ ^^ "Jrcr^' III I - ' ^ ^ Nameuu vv?Wf GERMAt This map which was drawn German effort. The white arrow o which began Thursday afternoon. rnmm HI WE If IE MI Owens Company Making A1 terations to Provide t'oi Their Coming. The Owens Bottle Machine company is going to employ girls to help out its labor difficulties and expect to be \ ready for them In another week. At I present men are busy partitioning and \ remodeling a portion of the factory for their use. A superintendent said today, "We will have to do something to fill the steadily increasing vacan-. cles and see no reason why girls and i women cannot do our work satisfactorily." Four rooms arc being fitted for them to start with?a large workroom, a rest room and lunch room, where the girls may bring and eat their lunch - ana a room to db used tor lockers, j The girls will be allowed to line the | paper boxes and make up the paper: cartons. These cartons will come to ; them In the knock-down form and will have to have the pads and partitions' put In. They will also have to be; straightened up and out. ready for use. There is also a great deal of repack-1 ing to he done in this department. La- j ter gir'.s and women may be put on the lehra. to examine the bottles as they come from the bottle machines In the long trays. The work Is exceptionally Interesting. The factory la relightfully coal, and there is no reason why work for women here should not be entirely satisfactory on both sides. In the opinion of those who have thought the matter over. Consult the Union Dentists for expert dental services Our prices are reasonable. Offices over McCrory R and 10c at ore All work guaranteed. J ; : Pledges to ISSFUND d At Office Of : LEEPER ional Building j St.Virginian is Mm ie m ' iPeai FAIRMONTyVVE iii/r as wic h: DM WHERE THE U. S. 7M?5 \/r \ -^ww^ w^TT V^^coucy i +biert n cou-r ?jm JrF DAami ~*Q<^r*^ ' in . /WrezwT /Knam 4 rCon^porrtJf/ *ir:!/^?Ambr/4 rs CotterettJrf ^U^fcennes jjjUrii' y^ojinci V5 Monwers^ f 5A/NS ;jr>I **ej) /\ at the time the German drive began n the west side of the salient indicate is iii mm bin old hi sis Talk by J. M .Jacob-; One of the F. B. M. A. Meeting Features. A very interesting 3nd well attended meeting of the members of the Fairmont Business Men's Association was held in the auditorium of the Y. M. C. A. yesterday evening. The next quarterly meeting of the menjiers w ill come in September at which time the annual corn roast will be held. The report of Secretary Trevey Nutter showed that there are 172 members in good standing. Another report was given by the treasurer Hugh F. Smith, showing that the finances of the association are in good condition. T. Wilbur Hennen, manager or trie Community Savings and Loan Association explained the system by which the new hanking Institution is operated, and how it ran assist the business men of the city. He pointed out that the citizens may borrow money to pa> their bills and that business men themselves can get loans. In this connection he mentioned that one Fairmont merchant had negotiated a loan of i2.0u0 and was repaying it in weekly Installments of $40. J. M. Jacobs, a member of the local draft hoard ai\i ot/> of the active members of the Bos in eta Men's Association gave a talk on the draft, in which he stated that business men of the city would soon be obliged to employe older men and more women He emphasized the excellent spirit of those who registered on Wednesday. Of the 134 who registered there was but one person who asked anything whatever about an exemption. Most ot the registrants inquired fbout hpw soon they could set Into the service. Trevey Nutter, secretary of the as soclation addressed the meeting in the Interest of the War Savings Stamp campaign. He pointed out that the average per cspita savings at the prseent time is only $50. which amoi%it should bs greatly increase I after the War Savings Stamp caiT palgns have been thoroughly worked out. He showed that from a purely business standpoint It would be well for the merchant to encourage any such campaigns for thrift - - J. -t I ff . , . , .J? 1 1WANTED. Two second hand flat top desks, j one 36 inches, one 46 inches. Must ! be cheap. Apply Boa 3984. care ; West Virginian Office. ' ff Mgtif flu t Virginia'$ Best Newspaper ST VIRGINIA, r RID AY EV MOTHEi in Tnr IU ILU LRINES ARE FIGHTING . . ? rf " ' > -V-A NkABraisne " ^ j- -r~,. Oi?Arh#C / '^' , VttWn iiifi T r\%> ^ Co^i1^ j^arrn ^'^)^Rpl] S5T ^&^?&Cte,W,or s i Vr:?w2^6^ "* * ? _ ' < ,/. ~ "" *?? ^ifc? - . eper / ' '*~v ' ! JVUU t o slow ilown shows the battle line as s the town which the American Marine liwiti i 8v tint e nc i Ul OIHIl I. Ul L. Annual Convention Next Year Will be in Clarksburg. HqMml jh I ! I WILLIAM H. ROGERS. ! Word was received fr<jm Parkersi 1 1VI. U tL. tk.> ourR luis ujuruuig IU mtj cucti uioi William H. Ropers of this city was unanimously reelected president ot . the West Virginia Federation of Labor which has been holding Its annual convention In the Ohio river town. Next year the annual convention will be held at Clarksburg. | Woodmen of World Memorial Service At Loop Park on Sunday evening ! at 7 o'clock White Oak Oamp. Woodmen of the World, win hold its annual memorial aenrice under the Woodmen's tree, which was VlantiM last fall. The memorial address will will be delivered by Dr. Thomas E. Cramblett. president of Bethany College, Bethany, W. Vs., who preaches the baccalrfurests sermon to the members of the seizor class of the Fairmont State Normal School on Sunday morning. The members will leayb tgetr rooms la the Fleming balldlng on Sunday evening at o'clock, , . s ? . . Explosive LI tense?A foreman's high explosive license jias been issued hr A. G. Martin, county eler)u to Arthur Holyook, foreman of The MonoQgahela Valley Traction Company. Fairmont 4^ ' '4 njtnta ENING, JUNE 7,1918. IFRENI rnuc (i ivng i - - . J .. ( t ?t" >issonne e ^ Ot forci*njt& . .*r+~- ^ " J 7:2^1 < tsn.- I Ji -j^IkNeufchatel fvj GERMANS TAKE FORT MS -OOffMNS /fOADy*rl^ OF MU?S \pto]~?i:.Z T f I. 4wbi it was at the high water mark of the s took this morning after a hot action MILDBEO MOLL l WHS FIRS! II ESSAYCONIESI Eleanor Gillespie Second and Frances Robev Was Third. Ninety one young men and women will be graduated this evening from 1 the Fairmont High school when the commencement exercises will be held at eight o'clock at the First Presby- ; terian church Hotv Stewart Walker district attor< ney for the Northern West Virginia district of Jlartinsburg will deliver the address and other interesting features will be observed. This is the largest class ever to graduate from this Institution and it is j competed of representative young men and women of the community. Last evening at the First Methodist j Episcopal church the Eigth grade; commencement exercises were held ! when a claes of 127 young people from the Butcher. Miller. White, Fleming and Barnes schools were given certificates of completion whic hwill entitle them to admission to the High school next year. Hon. Waitman T. Barbe of the West Virginia University and one of the 1 states best orators delivered the commencement address before the class and a large audience that assembled for the exercises. The prises offered by the West Virginian for the best essay on the subject "How Fairmont Will Benefit by Systematic Saving by School Children" were awarded by City Superintendent of Schools Otis Q. Wilson as *i?^ ?? AO rA HI.. iinivwi. rirtn ui f?.ov iu wuo Mildred Moll, Fleming school; second price, 91.50 to Miss Eleanor Gillespie, Batcher school and third prize of $1.00 to Miss Frances Robey of the White school. ' Wei Other Interesting features of the program as observed were a reading entitled "The Beet Class" by Miss Catherine WatWns of the Barnes school: a reading entitled "The Pride of Battery B" by Miss Mildred Moll and several musioal numbers including a piano dnet by Miss Norma Hecker and Miss Prances Robey of the White school a double Quartette from the Butcher school and the Belgian National song sung by puftls from the Miller school The Invocation was givpj; dj me HOT. k. j. ioas pamor of Wllllame Memorial church. Ceee Continued?The trial Sf Pete Saracao will be held by Justice Conaway on Monday afternoon at S o'clock. It was continued from jet terday, . THE WEATHER ?| 2 ^ ^ Fair and enalar ?ani?M; Ittaa | J % TOOAVS NEWS TODAY PRICE THREE CENTS IH PLACE: 1 IDT OF THIRD mmies m ns rainnnii HI WlEiEB II Nil When Last Dispatches Were Sent To- 1 i nni tt ti - - ? day They where Driving the Foe I ? Out of Bouresches and Holding Corey Against Attacks I AMERICAN ilins WORKING WELl | In Early Stages of the Advance Both the Americans and French Punished Foe Severely and Took Many Prisoners Including Ten Officers (By Associated Brass.) WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES ON TIE MARNE, June 7?The American Marines who began a second attack on the German line late yesterday captured the village of Cqjcy and drove their way into Bouresches northwest | of Chateau Thierry. This morning they were holding Corey W the face of repeated counter attacks and were pushing back the Germans through streets rf Bouresches. Virtually all their objectives in this attack were attained. The American plan did not include the frtlri rw ih /\ If amimam MMSASAI ^ teiiuiig <m uuiuy uui me lviariiiea swept tutu it and drove the Germans out, J WI1H THE AMERICAN FORCES ON THE MARNE. June 7?American marines last night reached I the outskirts of Bouresches, northwest of Chateau Thierry and poured volleys of machine gun fire into the eaemy, inflicting terrible casualties. Bayonets were used freely against many of the Germans whe attempted to make a stand in the streets. At daybreak today the Marines were slowly driving, the Germans back in the face of heavy artillery fire, including gas shells. The American artillery was jwu-forming magnificently in this operation. i PARIS, June 7?American troops fighting on the bat- 1 tie fronc have gained ground on the line of Corey, BeUeau and Bouresches, west of Chateau Thierry, the War office announced in today's statement. - & West of Noyon and north of Montdidier in the Picardy area local operations by the French were successful and prisoners were taken. In .:he fighting north of the Aisne the French captured the villacre of Le Port west of Fontenov. One the Marne front northwest of Chateau Thierry French troops captured the village of Vimly. The French | also recaphired Hill 204 between the Marne and Rheima. British troops regained a footing in the village of Bligny inflicting large losses on the enemy. EARLY STAGES OF THE FIGHT. WITH THE FRENCH ARMY O N THE MARNE. Thursday Jane S? j (By Associated Press)?Up to this ho ur the Am er loans tad French troopi ; advancing between Veuilly-la Poterre end Corey hare retched the outei 1 edge* of the Nwn of Bus'splres and Co rey. On west the tilled list hat Mm * carried to Grangea farm aonth of Gan dela. Weat of Vetllly-VtlltW wood. west ot Corey, haa been cleared of the enemy. Farther dettfla are not 1 available at this hour. During the attack this morning at daacn the German artQMsf flat against the Allies was feeble but the e nemy's front line waa wall ataddtd 3 with machine guna. In the action this morning the Americana and French adranced one kilometre Into the Germ an lines and captured tit prisoners !. lncludina 10 officers. Forty fire mlnu te? after the fiahtlnc started aMW&Bfl Trench regiment had attained the border of Mares wood and the edge of a triangle wood 600 yards southeast of Bussaires. notwithstanding sharp me) M stance This regiment alone took more than loo prisoners. WITH AMERICAN FORCES ON THE MARNE. Thursday Jim C? ? (By Associated Press)?The second attack made today by American ma* : rlnes on German'posit ions northwest of Chateau Thierry early gays framiee J of being as successful as this mornin gs assault. The marines reached afl < their objectives set for the first hour within that time limit sad pasted bey ond them. The early reports dndicate d the Germans on the ran tor the tMH&j! being and enrrenderlng right and let t to the Americans.