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' r?ll Virginia's Best Newsjtaper m ^^^^^^^^SHE^l^^^^^^^^^?<EMBE^?5ociATE^wE?^^FAIRM0NT^VES^VIRGlNl^^SATURDAY^VENINGt AUGUST 3t 1918. TOPAV MEWS TODAY PRICE THREE CENTS | tGLOVE! L FURBEE1 Mil DIE: 1 OF WOUNDS Fight Grew Out of Dispute Over Possession of Children SEVERAL SHOTS Fill Wife's Mother Accused of Trjinsr to Shoot Him Yesterday. Wholesale ahootinp remit' I from fannly feud in (lit* country mail' near Seven 1'ines, Mnnnington dli trlct, this morning at t> o'clock, ove: the possession of two child ten. ami as a result three arrests have heen made and Karl Fur bee, of Glov.-rV| Gap. Is in a ilyim: condition at Fairmont llosp'tal, this city. Clark Ott, brother of Mrs. Kail Furbee, is charpi I with having shot. Furboa in the I tt side; John Ott. I the father of Mr. Furl> 'o. Is eh'god with having threatened to kill Fur-i bee, while Mis. Marv ott. wife 01 ! John Ott. met' i of Mrs. Furbee, Is Charged with raving fired thre ihots at Furbee 0:1 a former occasion. It appears t* at Mr. and Mrs. Furbee had some do-nestlc trnulde in the local courta, aad one of the matters that bobbed up v.us th' question of ; possession of the children. L. L. Fur-, bee, of Glovi, s Gap. father of the man who was shot, said this afternoon that his son was notified bv the Humane foeiety to take rare of liis children, who were not being proper ly cared for. After having received . mieh notice, he and his father went to the Ott home yesterday afternoon and ecured the daughter. Marguerite, aged 3 years. At that time it Is said that Mrs. Mary Ott, mother of Mrs. Furbee. shot thre - times at Furbee. but failed to hit him. Arranrements were presumably made by the Otis to send the son. kid car Ott Furbee. aped ? years, to Mr. Furbee, but the little boy cried and desired not; Iio accompany tne persons wnu were supposed to take charge of him. L. L. Furbe , in continuing, said: "They sent word to my son that tie could peacefully secure the hoy it he called this morning." Accordingly. the father and son went to the Ott home, the father accompanying the son' because lie bufperted some troulde might crop out. According to the elder Fur bee. lie and hi* son were in the public road and had not yet teached the Ott liotie when John Ott. Mm. Furhee's father. procured a shot gun and proceeded to file away. The shots went over their heads and struck the ground before them, either the aim was poor or else he was endeavoring t" scare i them. The elder Furbee then said he told the Otts thnt he had cone on an amicable mission at their solicitation and, according to his story, the I'urbees started nwav. At this Juncture, It la alleged Clark Ott followed the Furbees and *V-' whipped n revolver out of hta hip pocket nnd deliberateh shot carl In ' the left side of the hark. The father picked up his son and convoyed hint to the Fairmont State Hospital, where his condition was precarious 1 late this afternoon. The hull- t was extracted late this ' afternoon at the hospital. There Is 1 probability of tlie bowels being per-'1 forated. in the event of which Fi.rhce la likely to die. ; 1 After the shooting, the Otts af re- , J ported to h:iv? gone to the office of 1 Justice Barrack at Mannington and ! surrendered them. Ives, bringing thci1 shot gun with them. They are l.eing! detained at Mannington, and were! till tn that ritv nn until 1 ite tlii? aft ernoon. but will probably be hrourht to the JafJI In Fairmont afetr the formal lodging of felony charges. It was learned from other : urcea today that the Otts yesterday hail made an effort to procure a writ fiom the lornl authority -) to hold Furbee for ahdurtlnc the i t ild. but apparently nothing w..a done in the rase. NEW ARMY ACES t8 TO 45. WASHINGTON'. Aug :t ? Secretary s Baker will rcfommemi that the draft age. be made from is to 4,". year?. J Thin was announced tnd.n hv Senator Chamberlain Chairman of the Snat? > irihtary rommlttte following a con I frrenee w't'i the Secretary. I ; L. ? I GAP GAS COMPANIES SAY P.S.C. HAS NO MICH Biff (iis Fiffht Was Opened at Morffantawn Vcs terday. (Spf">ial Di p it< it Went Yiiglnian) JIORGANToWN. Aug. 3?When the h"-.r,ng ill I he action of the Mo :i inga'ia county consumers of natural gas asking the Public Service com mission of West Virginia to compel the ga-> c impan < to give an edequate apply of gas to Wi t Virginia i a sumers before exporting any of it out of the state I gan here today the ex pected happened and the attorney? representing the big ga c >mpan!c? indi 'i I that the position of their prlnicpol? woiW he that fir-t tliev are. net di initiating against the West a i 'tr. r an 1 in f ivor of the "nor of otiier stan ; that the ncss i? of an inter state character ud that the Put ' c Service commis n has no jurisdiction. This hearing which Is specifically a a Monongalia < mn'y i a really is he opening gun in the fight between it i tiron? of We t Virginia and the sporting ga? companies and great in t' -est is felt in it ail over the state but the proceedings will be watchel with spe? ial care in Fairmont, Claries hnrg and other towns and cities in tin noithern end c' the st ite wltrre la: winter and the winter before the man nfni luring interests lost hundreds of thousands of dollars through the fail ure of th" fuel supply. The matter was taken before the Public Sorviro commission at the sug gestlon of Governor Cornwell who I when he was appealed to call a special i s inn of ttin IpTirlafnrn tn film or : in in compel the pas companies to lake rare of the slate where the pas originates before sending any of It to far off markets ram" to the conclusion that the control which the Public Service commission has over the gns companies corUlcs all the authority that is needed to remedy the evil com plained of. It was agreed by all inter csts to gi\e the power a tee and If it (Continued on page four.) IRE T1PH0ID REPORTED I CITY Btiil AH the Water and Be Safe Says City Physician. Instead of an Improvement in the typhoid situation in Fairmont, the, epidemic seems to be gradually get-1 ting worse, thirteen typhoid cases having been reported to City Health ] Physician li. I.. Criss this week. The thirteen new cases will make a total nt at least eighty cases to be r< ported duriag ttie present epidemic. The Robinson street section where people continue to use water from rontaniinat -d springs again figures prominently in the li3t of n -w typlioi'l. Of the thirteen eases reported, Ju.st eight are from the Robinson street vicinity, and are all within throwing distance of each oth>r. The spring at 504 Robinson street Is the sprint: which is thought to be responsible for so imich typhoid in that section. as It has recently been tested j and found unsafe. As hat b"on shown heretofore, most of the typhoid is among chll-, ilren under IS years of age. '" f the thirteen new cases, twelve are among children under that ape. The water famine causing people to use spring v.iter where otherwise they would use rity water Is expectid to give an impetus to the typhoid ppldeniic. If spiinir water must be used, It should be boiled, was the adlire given by Health I'hvsictan Criss this morning. However, there are not more than two or three springs In the rity that are safe, and spring water houtd not be resorted to unless ablolutely necessary. The new cases are: ItohinMin Street. Alex Trhlnskl, aged 11 years Frank (Haztnskl. aged !? yea:s Joe Srinella, aged 15 years. Mary Hoco. aged 3 years. Wanda Crapes, aged 4 years. Frank Snroeea. aged K Tears. Ro:;le Vitellus, a??sl .I years. Julia Carlamone. ared 4 years. Other Siflldm. Mrs T J. Mitchell. 1010 Short tvcnue, aced IS years. Rose Ross, aped 12 years, Option ivenue. Frank Tlrhnelt, aeed "0 years. | llerehant street. Thclnia Class (colored), aced 3 'ears. 217 Clayton street. Kva Tucker, aped 0 years, Murray ivenue. ? West Virginian's MAN 5 THE PRESENT ^ jauP^''** I? i if i in ii <i ~T<i CI OPERATORS 1 COMPLETING ORGAKIZAnON Meeting This Afternoon Will He of the Creates! Importance. The Northern West Vireini i Coal Operators' Association is beta-: perfected this afternoon at the fan inont Country Club. The preliminary organization was perfected at a meet-| , ing bold at the same place July 12. Ion which occasion an organization committee consisting of C. II. Jenkins, of Fairmont; C. II. Tarlcton, of Fairmont; S. D. Brady, of Fairmont (representing Morgan town); D. Howard, of Clarksburg, and E. Drennon. of Klkins, was empowered to prepare t 'ntative hy-lav.s and secure I incorporation papers. Thin afternoon's meeting Is of the J greatest importance, as the purposes of the 01 .tnizntion w ill be threshed j out with the adoption of bv-lawa. The tentative by-laws have been in the hands of members for some time, and every operator, large or small, will have an equal say, as ttiis organization. which takes in four associations in northern West Virginia, is to be > truly representative of the coal interests of this section. Th . wiviuin-.tinf enni in i # an ti.lil rt II II" Mil I mil < Vi iuiatt. . ,,, l? .. meeting this morning hut nothing ha? been given nut regarding the choice of ofTirers for the ncw organization. i There seems little chanee of more; than ono ticket being In the flclil when this is written, for such com-j ph'te harmony has never befor-1 existed In any organization of like Importance in northern West Virginia. The nominating committee of the Northern West Virginia Coal Operators' Association met at 10 o'clock this morning. The committee cc.nsi.-ls of A. C. Heeson, of Worthincton. chairman: J. M. Orr. of Clarksburg: E. n. Baker, of Adrian; J. F.: Maddinply, of Morgantown. and I). \ Williams, of Wendell. Mr. Orr came in on No. ft from Washincton. Mr.' Baker did not arrive in Fairmont in; time for the meeting of the committee. There are S31 cars In the Fairmont | district today, of which fid are for coke. There were 813 cars in the! region Friday, and the loading total-' led 731. of which 2S5 cars were rail-. ? r.. .1 Cniiw* r\f th<> tvirs; of Fri- ! roitu tu i. ?... ? day were placed too late for it to bo I physically possible to load thorn, so j there Is a loss of tonnage recorded es being due to the late placing of cars. GERMAN AGENTS IN U. S. NEW YORK. Auk. 3.-The German Government paid several hundred thousand dollars to scents in this country before the 1'nltcd States entered ihe wat In return for Information rewrite* American munition' and crops according to a statement made tod ly bv Alfred L. Becker deputy state attorney general who Is Investigating expenditures cf Teuton funds in this country. CHARGED WITH EVADING DRAFT. Ottario Colaclone. a Clarksburg Italian, was arrested yesterday by I'nited States Marshal J. C. M< Kinney charged with failing to register for military serviee. lie was brought before I'nited States Commissioner J A. L. T.elini. admitted to the < barges an dwas released upon a )oV0 bond. ANARCHIST PLANT NIPPED. ATLANTIS TORT. Aug. 3?An anarchist plot to destroy an American troop transporf is believed by authorities to have teen frustrated today with the arrest of a man who said he was Frederick Houchat. The prisoner caught climbing a rope ladder up the side of the steamship a former German liner, said be had been select ted by lots to blow up the vessel. I Matures are Bettet T - - iHOTB SITUATI ON IN THE MAR mmt\ mum WATER TODAY R .'sen o r Has Been Entirely Dry : Since Six Oclock ! Sfnce *1* o'clock this morning the City reservoir lias been dry and the pressure throughout the city has been zero. Neither ol the two city water pumps, which went out of commission yesterday morning have been repaired sufficiently to begin < peratlon and as u consequence the city reservoir has Sonc dry for ihe second time since the water famine began eleven days ago. j At l:i>0 o'clock this afternoon there was prospects of getting one of the pumps repaired sufficiently to begin operation by four or five o'clock which j would mcuii a little water for the lower sections of the city some time this evening. Oth/r sections will not be supplied with water before tomorrow morning at the very earliest and probably not then should any other trouble turn up. The EppingCarpcnter pump will not b'< in operation before Monday, j The representative of the Kpping Carpenter firm wlm went to work at the city pump station yesterday is still, on the job and is tearing the pump apart in an effort to give it a thorough repairing and to get it in operation as noon as possible. The water supply over Sunday will depend entirely upon the op( raion of ihe other pump which will ho working this afternoon if no other trouble tern* up. The pumps were both down all day , yesterday. There were prospects of : getting one of thera started yesterday' afternoon but additional defects in the J machinery were discovered making, the operation of both pumps an impossibility. With neither of them go-! ing the water supply gave out about six o'clock this morning and since thai time the pressure has been ezro. The fire department has a good supply of chemicals and several tubs of water stored up to mix with the chemical* in case of fire. Fearing a disaster of some kind due to the poor water supply tho representatives of the insurance companies in and about Fairmont met yesterday evening and discussed the situation. A committee came before Commissioner Smith emphasizing the serrousness of the situation and suggesting that as a means of conservation that the water should be turned off the rlty during the night. Commissioner Smith offered hi* co-operation In every way possible. Fortunately the most serious part of the serond water famine will rome over Sunday when the factories are not running. r.veu mougu out one pump can be started this afternoon, run ull night and all tomorrow, it is the belief of those in charge that by careful conservation the situation may be controlled. The factories and industries of the city, according to the figures at tV office of the water department consume sixty per rent of. the water pumped into the reservoir. | Moat of the fatrories close down at noon on Saturday and it is not believed that there will be much loss (Continued on page four.) han Most Metropolit - .. - . Y BRO NE SALIENT | <BJ>M mmmnamtar aart**s rSr?T jf >&ma SsS'Srar"' 3 ft-TTi? 4<?W tOGAY iOOKS FLEMING PlODiGTIOl CHIEF: FOR IRIS DISTRICT Well Known Consol. Official 1 a a rr a /\<r vi 1 accepts i rust uuerea oy . Fuel Administration. ' i A. Brooks Fleming. Jr. h:is been named as pioduction manager for < this district in the new dt partmcut of > the l'nit"d States 1'u.l Administra- t tion. Mr. Fleming will serve in tie i same rapacity for West Virginia that ,1 James II. Neale, who has his head- I quarters at Washington, does for the ! nation. Th.-ro will be fourteen other < managers of production in the roun- I try. There will he two such managers for West Virginia. Mr. Flem- I ing will art in this capacity for > northern tfcst Virginia, and an ap- i pointnicnt will be made for southern < West Virginia. Mr. Fleming was In Washington r Friday in conference with Director^ Neale, of the National Fuel aduilnir- 1 tration. and the ways and means 01 ; Increasing production were discussed ! r thoroughly yesterday afternoon. a Mr. Fleming will open an o.fiee In I Fairmont and get together an cPieiai r force as this new depaitment is a 1 t very important Innovation. Increased t production of foal takes precedence i t over all other kinds of war work nt present, and not only is iiit rest high i in the new departure because of Iti f great bearing upon the successful li prosecution of the war, but because e Fairmont district Is one more honored by first recognition by the Fed-1 .ml Fuel administration. The first I district deputy was located here, the I first chief inspector was from this I ?; strict, and now Fairmont gets Mm j first local dirrttor of production, ac-' , cording to advices from Washington, I received at 1:29 P. M. todalv. I Mr. Fl"tn;ni is splendidly qualified I for the position, ar.d his appointment i will ho highly sati factory to coal people generally, lie is at present i latent gnaeral Manager of opera-1' tions for the Consolidation Coal Com- J pany. He was recommended for the, place by I). R. Lawson, district repp-- I ; ntntive of the Fm I administration, with the approval of the local operators. There is no salary connected with the position of director of production. . t Only Colored Draftees I to Leave Here Monday ? The local draft hoard will not sena ' ' any men to camp on Monday n? point-1 ed out In a telegram received by the ; : draft board yesterday. The sender t of the telegram had negelccted to In i form the board of the number of m'-u j i who would entrain whercujion the lo- i i ral board telegraphed to Charleston for further information. A telegram from Charleston in return state.i that the first telegram was sent to the lot at board by mistake. The only men to entrain Monday ( will bo the forty-three colored draft , ees, who will go to Cump Cater, Hat- . tie Creek. Mich. Thty will assemble at the office of the local draft board at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon and ! entrain shortly after five o'clock. I 1 HELD ON OTHER CHARGE. Kdward Hare, who was arreted at i Mannington by Deputy Sheriff Ueatty . yesterday for bringing in whiskey, is claimed to have failed to fill out his |, questionnaire at Fair Haven, Vt. He had been located at Hundred for some time. Slacker charges will no doubt be brought against him. > a Mrs. I/oyal Bennett, of Field street, has gone to visit her aister at Wells-1 burg. W. Va. She will be gone two | weeks. ? an Newspapers ConU i FHER II NB WHERE CR( EXPECTED TO S Retirement of (tcrman Arniii Rapid Character an Jluch S u IITJI siiUllilill Fren.ii Fcivto Have Pushed Along the Aisne River are Reported 1 PARIS, Aig 3. ? French ad- ' vance forces have reached the Vesle river ard are preparing to cross th? stream. The Germans are continuing their retirement toward the river Anne. fit-, x i rt'MX T.ONPOX. Am :: On the Train j lattlefront in the Soisson* rirmn, tin Trnnnh, after compleiing lluir (mutation of Mhom, Imt* wwglil the oiuth bank of the Mnm between|, PMUBlera ami VmImI, a tMSKI of ] ipprcxlmately fix e and a half n ihs,', nhircs melted today show. | On the ensterly sale of Soi sons- , Rheima front, the line to which the'' Allies liavo advanced runs, according J o the latest advices, from Serz -el ['tis and Sivlpny. both In the Ardre J .alley ,to the highest point on the ( he plateau bdween the Ardre and: he Vesle. and thence to Ros, (Itie\ tnd I'hlllols. and on to the Vesle at <t. Rrlce, which is on the original ( ine. Kurninp villages In the area north . >f the Vesle river between Mliznn. inil St. Thierry Indicates that a fur 11 her withdrawal of the German \ orces is intended. Fourteen large Ires liave been observed. The ini-1 [Kirtant center of Flames is In llames. The retirement of the forces of the Herman Crown Prince now appears. J ;o be of a very rapid character. There has not been a preat deal of lehtinir. certainly not In the nrra j ' muthoast of Koixsons. and it is nn- ' ikely that any large captures of pris- ' mers will bo reported. PARIS, Auk. 3?'Throughout last J light the Allien continued to advance nward the Veslo, the French war of- J Ice announced today. East of Soixsons the French have ' cached the Aisne between Soivsons 1 ,nd Venlxel. j: The statement read*: "During the 1 light the French troops continued heir advance toward the Vesle. On i he left the French reached the Aisne t tetween Soisxonx and Yenisei. I The e\acuatlon of the line of Wale , f it has not been brought about be- i ore. seemingly Is made compulsory i iv the French advance to the Aisne ( ast of Polssons. Coupled with the<s SEN.1 RET! II I; mmmm\ i Eight Divisions of Ameri- 1 can Troops Are in Marne Fight. i 1 fpy Ami lated Prf.?.s ! j WASHINGTON. Auk. a. ? Major j Icueral Hunter Liggett, commanding ' he first American corps, is in active ,? harye of that corps on the center of t So alio.,I Hrita in tf... Aisne Marne I lalient, Gen. March, chief of staff, to-1 ( lay told newspaper correspondents at 1? be semi-weekly conference at the War i lepartment. < The number of American divisions ' tctlvely engaged on this sector has ' leen Increased to eight now Including , he First, Second, Third and Fourth -egulars and the 26th, 2Sth, 32d and,1 I2d National Guards. General March announces that it vas the Forty-second division which net and defeated the Prussian guard luring the present week. General Pershing as a result of re *cnt transfers of American divisions ' ' vhieli have been brigaded with theRrltish now has one million men un ler his direct command, the chief of itaff stated. Total embarkations of American roops during July broke all records, it sas announced officially, more than 100.000 men haviug been shipped. The rr.iml total embarked to the end ot luly has passed the 1,300,<0)0 mark. Laborers Wanted in Sliinnino Ilnnori mcnl I i^mppaia^ L'v|/ui Apply, Owens Bottle Machine Company. iin-~Look Them Oi N LAW 1 PICE 1 [OF IS III FLAMESi ?s Now Appears to Be of t d They are Burning pplies. MMMIU Out Five and a Half Milet 1 From Soissons?Gains Everywhere. ^wrench advance north of the AIM northeast a| I "iciis-.in^. it is a ilantrroug menace to Hhe linee c. the Aiene. I rAR IS. A?p. .7?It seema the eiH "m.v did not export to be chimed froig Koissons There were no indications <H Hint pre pi rations had been mad# fas > : i fireineut. and no tires were dlscotfe I On the left on Friday French eafb ali> and tanks kept in rlose pursuit >f the enemy and Inflicted heavy losses. M >ny pilsoners were taken by thg I French at Hoitsons, which was oeeg* U plccl at r, o'c |>. i; Ktiday eveniaft, oag fl lour after the Germans had baag I lriven from the nuhurbs. Thooe eg he garrison not captured escaped bp lleeinp northward. I.osnoy. Aug. 3- The German re? j neat i* general on all three faces of I salii nr c nnc|n i.-<) by theOennaai I n May, and the Allies are preeelag -lose on the heels of the itlifllJ I neniy. says Reuters' correspondent H it Ft. h head<iu?rters. telegraphing it 11 o'clock Friday night r the rati of Soissona, the eeie respondent acids, French headQUSfc ] (era received the names of Tillage ' tnet woods reocrupied by the AJIieff j with t monoionoua rtltlwttMvJH I'lrssier woods, he contlnuis, wblcfc j shuts on the Solssons-Chataae Thletw J was turned early In the dtjg ind the defenders surrounded. This wood waa the renter of thg i -neniy's resistance, and the light fof t was extraordinarily bitter. "As in March of last year, thg 'rench army Is advancing In purMH . ' m my with cavalry patrol!M J n aclvance, while the horse arlMwg j I ind engineers accompany the tm j The description given by th! COIW J of the Iterlin Tagebla^^B H lie devastation of towns, villages ind [arms by the enemy Is true, and thg. 9 lestrtirtion the Germans boast of Ig J ell the Germans pained by thrag J ceffe if which cost then hgSH H I reds of tliousand of killed, wotttded Die previous high record wee for H Alien 27fi,onn were sent over MM. ",! i-i nf the Americas sad. H 1 lie 1'Ujrviitw illifd armies still is the deatraetbrijj^^^^B army. On. March enemy to mile* the total M Marne aalieat kllfljH I ?eon reduced from 74 to 48 Bflaa. fl The French and Britlah pounding aft I )oth Hanks of the salient. Gen. V resulted in the colll|I^H he Grman resistance on Angnat 1 anft A he French had walked Into I < success of the all|^H^^| ndlcated hy a confidential meitsgp ii the chief of ataff from aa g? a. > the time of wrttinc^^H H .ust returned from Fere en Tarftenolo. 1 riiis officer reported that was H riirntly impossible" for aay ariHH H o gather the number of gnaa ana 1 nbandoned by retirement TheagM^H ape added that the Germans bad boas 9 hack without time to ban lead and the German bodies lay H thickly i* wn impossible to aifl^U ? ?vor thorn. tfirnoui naming u?v. - March raid the War department: was without any information M to ttl 1 iimb'T <>f American casualtiael|^^H rielit.iic since the present tattle b? jH HOME FROM GRAFTON. rjM Mr and Mrs. Arley HawldM |)U son. Cordrell, have returned fravHl auto trip to Grafton. They epent 4 H Consult the Union DentMi : I for export dontal servlcaa. prims are reasonable, Offices Ml er MrCmry 5 and 100 store. JjH I work guaranteed. IN NEW 0FFICE8 I Monongahela Valley H | oerinr ( ompanv nu ; fi< p to room* 507-JOS ProfoMtaa^H | Hit. Id in* and ran aire proaipt | t<> t nginrrrin* ! trusted to It.