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|gsK5-3il She Ihf Uirainmn I West Virginia's Best ftenspaper ESTABL1SIIED1868. MEMBER .SSOC.ATEO PRESS. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2fc 1918 ~ todays NEWS TODAY ' I>R]CE THRACE* I ^ ? = ? m BRITIS WJUtNOTE (Tim m a i iiununi BP Teachers Are Told They Must Be * ' ?ji mi. Kigniwiin ineir Country MM) FACES MISSING I Some Have Gone Into Business and Others Into the Service. Many familiar fares were missing %hcn the annual teachers' Institute opened this morning in th? Miller school. Many of the women have accepted other positions this year and many of the men are at the front. Thl morning's session was called an introductory session, but it w is filled nevertheless with interesting talks bt Interesting people. Two hundred and six ladies were present and 27 gentlemen. The front part of the auditorium held many vacant seats where lajt year nearly all seats were full. It w.is announced during the morning that more were expected at the afternoon ?W?t n nnmKne failo/l r\ 'J V. BCSBU'll, Iliai n IIJIIIUCI muv<? rlvve In time this rooming. Prof H Harry J. Taylor le i the singing varj B enthusiastically. Especially impressive were his words at the be;inning B of the second verse of "My Country TIs of Thee." He spoke loud enougn to be heard by all. "Very reverently, please!" There was a touch of greet patriotism among the changed assent bly of teachers this morning, a touch felt by all In the different faces, so many very young. There was a buzz of congenial talk among the numbers present In the hall before session commenced. Most o! the talk consisted in anxieties ore: finding suitable room home, in wondeiing about new work, and In talk regarding absent husbands at the front Many 1 the teachers this year have husbands and even sons at the front. Notes were compared as to who had received letters last and how many and what they were about. A number of these women were heard to re mark ."Yes, I know there are bettc paid positions open in the city, but I feel my duty lies here." Some stories of harpship in making ends meet on choot salaries were overheard, with noapeclal attempt on the part ot th-vse learners 10 iry ior oeucr nannm risewhere. Mr. Hustead. superintendent of the Bait side schools, said this morning. "I oppose many teachers will accept better paid positions. I think many of oar companies are raising salaries ir. their big need for help, hut I think ia the end the school salary- will prove adequate and satisfactory. I think office salaries will drop later on." Session was opened with prayer by Iter. Dr. Goodwin, who spoke wi'h his usual power and depth, tie prayed especially for a blessing to rest on all teachers who stood by the schools during these war times, lie asked for a blessing to rest on all boys of teachers. He asked that everybody realise the Importance of school work now. that teaching meant being about the Master's business these times. I county Rupcrintenaent w. k. Mien aels. acting as Miller school superintendent, said he wondered whether institute at Fairmont intended to be a success; that there was an average of fifty per cent, less on hand In other counties at institutes. lie said we had more here and from the looks of things, with all teachers co-operating, success here was assured. Lids L. Darls, of Wesleyan College, Buckhannor.. spoke in an interesting manner of her work as special pri Uiarj icavuri hum lll.il (lunrr the institute, those who desired help of any kind should come to her freely for what aid she could Rive them. She said she wanted the teachers present to feel that the coming yoaFa work was to he a work they loved a creat work. Dr. C. B. Robertson, of the 1'nivcr slty of Pittsburgh, said he was glad Fairmont had turned off tome of he' heart when he arrived and that he was particularly glad the wetrr wan On. so ihat he could appear fu.lv pr>- j (Continued on page eight.) H STR AMERICA WILL WIN I WA1 SAKS FATHER DELI Priest Just Home From the Front Praises Yankee Soldiers. WtS DOING K. OF C. WORK Doddridge County Rector Stops to See Father Boutlou Just horns from France, Rev. Father C. I)"laux, a chaplain In the I'nlteJ States army, of Santa Clam, Doddridge county. West Virginia, today lr an Interview urged all the home folks to write the soldier boys more ii' 'jti' uii*. i ii? Bumiris W.IIIC i? i tern from home,'* said Father l)c laux. "They like to hoar from God's country," he added. "They want more letters and you cannot offend then1 bv writing too many letters." Speaking of the high moral plane of the United States army, Father Delaux said "there Is no drunkeness j and no lewdness allowed by General j I'rrshtng, and both of these vices are I positively prohibited. No women are' I permitted to Invade the ramps, and [ American Roldlers are forcml to stay I away front Paris and the larger cities. I Father Delaux, who was connected with the work of the Knights of Columbus "over there," spoke very enthuslasticallv of the activities of tfcit fraternal order. Huts have been es tablished about the camps to care fot the soldiers. Tho United States government has been very liberal in commissioning Catholic priests and will do so with anv who are recommended bv the officials of the church. The only difficulty now is securing more priests to carry on the work. Father Delaux was chaplain of the 102nd Infantry of the TVWt) -i\th division. A greet tribute was paid to the American hoys bv the chaplain, whom he classes as the greatest lighters next to the French, who arc defending their own land The spirit ot the American army Is fine, continued Father Delaux. "There is no question hut that America will win the war." The Americans have taught the French very much by building large Ice plants j one of which costs two million doli lars, enlarging harbors and Increasing I dockage in the seaport towns. I'ncls ! Sam lias h->on doing things on a big scale, even on such a scope that the 1 war -may last for many years, i "The recreation grounds of the Americans arc at Aix-les Bains, and It I Is there that the boys go when they I are allowed furloughs. These arcj scarce now because heavy fighting la . on." j Father Delaux arrived in New York ' city last Thursday. It required twelve days to make the trip between | a French seaport and New York. I He left his chargwhich is composed of Fink and Leading Creek, Lewis county, and Santa Clare at.d Phillip's Fork, Doddrcdge county. Me was formerly rector of the Catholic church at Salent. Harrison coumy. Last September he left for France to take up Knights of Columbus activities. Father Dclaux is a native of Lorraine, but is an American citizen, l aving beyn lecated in this country 25 years. Me is n linguist and speaks live or six different languages, in ad dition to French. Father Dclaux has been discharged from the service because he had reached the age limit? 49 years. Father Delaux came to Fairmont this morning from Weston, and was the guest of Rev. Father Houtlou I while here. He then left for Wheel- i | in* to report to Bishop P. J. Dona I hue, of th? Wheeling diocese. Father Delaux appears in regulation army uniform. Four Girls Inquire About R, C. Nursing .. Five young women were in consul- i tation with the lied Cross Nursing' committee on Saturdny afternoon in j regard to enlisinent for training for the iled Cross nursing service. They are as follows: Clara Merrill. 600 Hay. mond street; Nellie Straight, Delaware avenue; Snow Pyles I.aura CJur litz and Blanche Uurlitl. all of Fairmont. No forma' application was made howpver until further consultation is held. Mrs. C. O Henry, chairman of the Nursing Service committee, stated Saturday that'while the campaign was originally Intended to last but the week, on account of so few enlistments having been received, the office would remain open during the present week from 2 until 4 daily at Ked Cross Cross headquarters with some member of the committee in charge. The West Virgil IKE Gl THE arra: r^A/vn i fkii 94 I / i?'( fj&Jr // (b|L 4o?fv?, ) fw> / mt'tJ \ ^ / V \ ^'yhOMToie ?1 ^ r 7^ ft tfcvf * ^? ytun The Allied armieft hatre eonlinti north wrested from the enemy the lar Cains of this year still nein ny rne n vance of the British on the Somme fla hack to his defensive positions of last NO MORE THE ARMIES ( Waning Man Power Has Ta the Teutonic Ar Tell Am WITH THE AMERICAN' ARMY ON THE VESLE, Sunday, Aug. 25 (By As.1 n_ .aUI... k? suiiuit.ii ricro;? viciujuu nuiuiurs utj* i lieve that Germany Is not planning any more offensives because of the man , power shortage, according to one of a party of seven ot a German patrol captured hy the Americans early Sunday east of Fismes. The soldier, who was a former bank employe and the owner of a Berlin restaurant, said the soldiers no long-1 or had any enthusiasm for war. Most i ON E STEP NEARER ! BRIDGE OVER RIVERi Board of Affairs Today Ordered the Cable Way Towers Put Up. Cable way towers which will be ^ used to build the concrete bridge across the Monongahela rl\er were , ordered constructed this morning by the City Board of Affairs at its rej%t-1 | lar weekly meeting and Street Com-1 I missioner A. L. Lehman was authorised to proceed with the workk as ' soon as possible. The paving of Lowell street from ! [ Short avenue to Locust Avenue was oonsklerd by the board and the mat- | ter referred to Commissioncis Leh- ; man and Barnes with power to act. The list of real estate delinquents 1 for non-payment of taxpa was presnted to the board and accepted. E. E. McCartney, of Youngstown. Ohio, was given the contract for installing the boiler recntly puichased at "oungstown by the board. The boiler is on the B. & O. siding at this time, ready for unloading. An agreement was made between the City Board of Affatrs and the Kairomnt Mining Machinery ( mpany whereby ths city wat r pumps are to hn renalrn Hand IfPflt In fit ct WV l< HI UK * Hlfa(< condition. >> Motored to Preston County Mr and Mrs. C. C. Wheeler and daughter Miss Cora and son Harry, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Posten ?nd daughters. Mrs. IT. N- Arnett and Miss Ruth Posten and Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Miller formed a party of Falrmonters wha motored to Reodsvllle Preston county yesterday and attended the Watson family reunion. nian Has A Better I t PAN! PASSING GERMAN SHADC ftr ^ N? J3ffl^^^^Htoil||i ,-v s.- J^\ sr*c** \ ll^ll ^Dr "-% ? ?mv| * )? PICGNC tjffPrS .y mn\ i "V^7 / bsoiAON! ^ k. ,\ iffl to advance on both flanks of the prf pest shaded area, while the French took :>? are shown in solid black. Military e nk and of the French of the Oise and Ail winter on the Hlndenburp line ?I?A1VI\/V Cyl V f ui y jj v u ur\ 1 IF GERMAN, ken the Enthusiasm Out of mies, Prisoners ericans. ( of those with whom he <.uue in con * tact believed the war would end soon. The prisoner had been lighting three years, and declared he was thoroughly tired of It. He said the soldiers understood that the German losses during the recent Allied offensive had been very great. These reports were credited by the soldiers and f were having a demoralizing effect. ' He said he knew of one division 1 of 15,000 which has been reduced to * 1 _ _ _ 11 1 AAA II. JIJ .A I? . I ie?a man ivvv. ne ?ia ihu Know i what became of the men. |' STATE ENGIKEER : HI WATER PLAIl'; i1 i Ellin E. Tisdale. of Charleston, as . | sistant engineer Division of Sanitary 11 Engineering of the West Virginia i State Department of Health, arrived 11 in this city this morning and is spend-! I tng today in goingover the situation i at the city reservoir with regard to | recommending steps necessary to be- i taken in order to put the city water i plant in'a sanitary condition. Mr. Tie- i dale expects to mack an exhaustive I examination of the water plant and will Hi* Avrrvthlnar nnscihln tr* inuitrn the city a pvre water supply. Mayo Tolman, chief of the department who was to have come to this city, was unavoidably detained and in his stead sent Mr. Tisdale. City Commissioner; Ira L. Smith will accompany Mr. Tisdale on his trip of inspection. < The pump which had been undergoing repairs for some time, has been placed in operation and is doing its share of work. Bth pumps are work- ( ing at this time and if it were not for boiler trouble the water situation would be fair. Boiler trouble develops < practically every day and causes no end of delay. However, it is hoped in the near future to have the Youngstown boiler Install. I and tills will, it 1 lm J vclinin lh/> rili.a?i?n Thn I is uciicu-ui iciivo iuc oiiuauuu. lur car containing the boilor has been placed on the aiding ready for unloading but so far the men who nre to come here from Youngstown to install it, have not appeared. The city officials are endeavoring to have them reach here soon and in the meantime are putting everything in readiness for ; the installation of the boiler and are j at work on the foundation. Six breaks in city mains were reported to the Water department today to add to the situation and these will be repaired as soon as possible. Tbe water guage registered 105 during the day and showed a high pressure all day yesterday. Line of Feaures That 5 AT I IW SvALllKltMNtS j U3*fV*S y/t \ llCV-U >. V I W \ /* w C?fnt j ^ r???; j/ / ^r 'to/a*1 / v V J rt a 'at buttle line. The Britlrn in th? the two smaller area*. German aperts believe that the steady ad ctte will fone I.Ollendorff to fall linns I JCHTER IN f WAX I m WFFK IIIIV bllVI llbbll Jlark Interest Men Are to Have Dinner at the Country Club. There are 1.42# car* for the Monon;ah division of the Baltimore and Ohio ailroa-i today, according to the fig ires obtained at the District Representative's office of the Fuel admintitration This is a smaller amount han the figures for last Monday. F I. Patton, secretary of the Northern LVest Virginia Coal Operators' Asso iation, stated this morning that it required 1,800 cars for a "fuil run." rhe figures front this source for last seek indicated a good car supply but ndividual operators report that that iras not the rase. On last Monday the same figures ihowe 1 that there were 1,732 cars Tor :he Monongah division but Superintendent Wilson in a letter to Mr. Patinn says that there was not a lull car supply last Monday due to an acctiont at Xewburg He goes or. to rail It a "fair rar suppply" and to exp'alu that If there lias bean a 100 per cent, par supply cars would have been supplied for Ihe Rachel mine at Downs and Other colleries. Mr. I'atton says that all the mines were not given all the cars they could load on any daylast week. Coat Notes. D. R. Lawson. District Representative of the Fuel administration, left last night for Washington and will return Wednesday. C H. Jenkins president of the Northern West Virginia Coal Opera tors association, left on the ten o'clock car for Clarksburg on business n 1.. V. oruuna rirm.up., aiimuuuvhuii manager (or the Fairmont district left on the twelve o'clock car foi Clarksburg. Clark Minea Men to Dine. The Clark interests, important eon! operator* of northern West Virginia, (Continued on page eight.) Conault the Union Dentista frr* niwrl rirntsl services Otir ! price* are reasonable. Office* or er McCrory 6 and 10c *'ore Alt work guaranteed. WANTED. j White girl to assist In taking care of children. Recommendation* required Good wages. Inquire at Weit Virginian Office. i Any Other West $ I NEW Hi KIM Mil II ID French This Mornin Prisoners South c i in the Vicin ALLIES GO AHEAD I Today's Operation Extends tl the North and At on the ( (By Associated Press i t LONDON, Aug. iti. British troopsjt attacked this morning in the Scame : - I sector, east ot Arras, am) good pro- j ? Kress is being made, according to the ! I official statement issued at the War < office today. The llritish positions southeast of a Mory and west of Crolsilles has been (1 Import ed in spite of a he ivy rain t which is fallinK on the battle field,! I the statement says. \ Favreuil, a mile and a hal." nortli. ! east of Ilapaume, has been captured | t and the llritish have advanced he-j yond the villaee, the stateni tn says. The llritish lines have bren advanced slightly astride the font me and progress ha sbcm made in the I direction of Marlneourt. four miles northeast of Bray, the statement * sat.-. LONDON. Aug. 26. 1 p. m.--This|\ ' morning's attack was laurhed be-: !tween the Senrpe river at Sampoux . and the heights northeast of Neuvillc- j j vitasse. ! In a few hours the British made an advance of two miles on a front of . four miles, acording to a dispatch received here from the battle front. Monehy-le-l'rcux, Duemappe and . .a. _ Al r. .. II.. I wanroun. a limr less man me inura southeast of Arras, have boon taken in today's attack. Further south the 1 Rrltsh have taken Mory ami made 1 propress to the southeast if the vll- ( lapIn the battel area south of the Somnie General Debeny's French ' army has raptured Fresnoy-les-Roye, | about three miles south of Roye, ar! eordinp to today'* dispntehes. General Mancin's army also has made a 1 light advance between the All-it. and the Alsne. Four hundred prisoners were taken hy this army jesterday. Fiphtine Is repotred proeeedinp at i Hen-uel. The line of battle startinp with Sanipou* on the Searpe river follows: ' Monchy-lo-Prenx, Daemmppe, Wancourt, Henlnel, Croiselles east of | Mory, Savrrii, Aveanet, Eaoeoert-leAbba ye, Martinpurch east of Razen-!' tln-le-l'etit. Manet/ and Carney and then proceeds to the 8omme, lost to the west of Marieourt. There is litle ehan-e osuth of the Somnie exrept that the Rrltrh line I Notice to Wat mAt Because 01 me conm the machinery at the City steadily undergoing repair: pumps part of the time in ( able water supply for the < | quested not to waste a dro yet, especially during the 1 Hose may be used fo only, and during the time i Hose may be used fro 1 Saturdays and Thursdays : ' T1 walks and automobiles, n ' ing operations at any hour mit. The above permissioi standing that there is no v This applies to consur on the flat rate If there is any abuse violating the rules shall be Ve desire to thank t I co-operation shown in ger ; the rules promulgated f< water thus far. A strict compliance w ther appreciated. ? VTTUAXTV DflU /Ail i nun i iiu? ( IRA L SMITH, Virginia Newspaper V POINT] BE BY BRITISH m ii I AiFi g Took Towns and 1 >f Som me River * I ity of Roye I IN SPUE OF Ml I he Hattleline Four Miles to i i * * his 10 rrcssure las been Improved to the Cut of . J 'huigne*. The towns of Monchy-le-Preu, Juemappe and Wancourt were on tbo * 1 limlenhurK line an it stood pifir |p 1 he Herman drive on March 31. In this sector the Oermsas drove [head slightly, but were held up after he second day of fighting, hot after hat time could not get near Arrna. This morning's attack apparently vug between the Cojeul liver and the tcarpe and adds about four ntilea to he length of the battle front. IH MM IS I pen CMC I V'cssages of Congratulation#! From KoVs in thl Service. . jgk Surrounded by the members of hi* k' futility tesidinp in the city, today Hon. ij tVilliam S. Haymond. Judge of the Clr ult court, in celebrating >' ?* birthday anniversary quietly at hta tonne. Two of the judge'a eons, 8er- i p-ant Major Frank C. Haymond, and ^ Haymond, have respon4e4 I rail to the color*. Sergeant Major Ilaymond is In Franca and Panl li la St. I'aiil. Minn. Thoae aaaembled *t the judge's home today ara bla other I children and grandchildren. ( i Today Judge Haymond received M congratulatory message from Kg who was recently indicted I l^st week Me I son. wired him a message of MIdVlMnH lation from the front in Frttca jMfl I spite his years Judge Haymmd kaa been very active in the CMdMt of I his off ire. the work of which le fro flj ing heavier every day. H er Consumers I iued serious condition of. 1 Pump Station, which is | s, while trying to operated )rder to keep up a reason- y I nty, all consumers are re- 4 p of water for some tinsv> lot weather days. r the following purpOBf| specified: m 7 to 8 o'clock P. M. on | for washing porches, side- & ose may be used in bni]df| of the day on special p>? > is granted on the undnfa raste in the uses named, ' lers on meters as well at j of the uses of hose, thoflMB deprived of the prirfleflkj ie general public for aa j lerally strict obedience t<f| ?r the economical use of ! ith the above will bt l*r^ ifEN, Mayor. Water CommissfoMr. ? '