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(By Associated Press)
jrf,- HOBOKEN. Oct- 15.?Shortly before
Sa. the Americas troop transport America,
fc formerly the German transatlantic
passenger steamship Amerika, was
< abont to sail today for Europe with
Hr soldierfe and 'supplies the vessel foundered
at her pier here.
In the early morning darkness,
fe'v- while the troops aboard were sleeping
the America settled with ber keel in
the mud leaving only three of her
j>?7 eight decks, together with part of her
|g' ' funnels Above water. So far as was
mjfi known up to noon there was no loss ot
i?fc> Earlier reports were that be
. tween 30 and 40 of the crew had per-1
l". Ished after being trapped In the boiler I
SB5&' room. '
Bp Troops were placed on guard out- 3
side the pier and details'regarding the
k' sinking were denied to inquirers. The
' cause of the accident remains a mysH
tery even to Navy department offiA
theory expressed in some quarters
B that water poured into the holds as a
B result of uncompleted repairs apparHf
" ently did not conform with the fact
Br that the ship was ready to weigh anjST-'
- chor today for a foreign port.
I>V The transport was formerly the big
If;'-' v Hamburg American line passenger .
I' ship Amerika. She registered 22.622 |'
IK tons gross. She was taken over here
H^?<"^when the. V. S. -entered the ?w.?The '
; vesselwas 663 feet long and was built .
I : ; With a navy crew on board the ship
lua h?en in the service of the army
fas a troop transport.
The Red Cross was called on for assistance
and soon trucks filled with'
; blankets, clothing and food also arrived'
at the pier for distribution
among the shivering soldiers.
John Hall Dies at
Home Near Joetown
John Hall, aged 79 years, died at his
home near Joetown this morning. Re
. -ed tv a wife. Mrs. Xancy
Elizabeth Hall, formerly Miss Xancy
Elizabeth Sturgeon, and six children
as follows: Mrs. Mary Arnett. Mrs.
Imrnmage. Mrs. Louis Sharp,
all of Joetown; Mrs. Margaret Har- |
port, ot LmnbeTJo't *~i ' - ' '. J
now with the American army some-'
where in Prance.
Funeral services win he held tomorrow
at the Joetown cemetery at 2
o'clock. Frank Huey. undertaker of
Logansport, is in charge of interment.
To Beside on Locust Avenue?Mr.
and Mrs. Lynn S. Yoder. who moved
here recently from Kentucky, will
take up their residence in the very
sear future at 620 Locust avenue.
I r- Yoder is employed with the Con
Boiiaauon w.
V Men or boys over 16.
Hyk ;t- Monongah Glass. I
? 7th St. Factory. }j
Marion Lodge 27 K. of P. !
AH members of Marion Lodge
K No. 27, Knights of Pythias are re- :
" : quested to meet at Jaskson Hotel-at .
2 o'clock Wednesday. Oct. 16th for .
the purpose of attending the funer
al -of Brother JJ Lewis Whiting.
j , who died from the effect of Typhoid
H - ferer. Funeral services at the
; hotel, burial at Maple Grove Ceme
L. D. Satterfield. K. of R. & S. ;
? Lodsre 841.O.O.F.
H' All members of Palatine Lodge j
: Nol 84, I.O.O-F. are requested to
; meet at the Jackson Hotel at 2 .
o'clock Wednesday. October 16th !
I tor' the purpose of attending the
j funeral of Brother J. Lewis WhitH
< tag; -who died from the effect of
> Pyptioid fever. Funeral services at ;
B oen hotel, burial in Maple Grove
K. C. SNTDBR, Sec*y.
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m mif
That is the Interpretation
Put Upon It at Washington.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON?Oct. 15.?Unconditional
surrender by Germany was the
interpretation put on President Wilson's
answer to the German plea for
peace by Doth Americans and allied
military officials here.
Only by absolute surrender, they
said, can the enemy now prevent the
terminating evidence of his defeat,?
There is no doubt among officers
that sooner or later the enemy will
be compelled to accept the uncompromising
terms. The German army is
being pounded to death in the field,
they declaand the only thing Ger- .
many can hope to save from the wreckage
is to prevent the war being carried
across her border and that can
be accomplished only at tbe price of
putting herself as utterly at the mercy
of the victors as did Bulgaria.
The full teit of Mr. Wilson's answer
It is as follows: "The destruction of
The unqualified acceptance by the
present German governemnt and by a n
large majority of the Reicbtag of the] 1
terms laid down by the President of
the United States of America in his
address to the Congress, of the United
States on the 8th of January; 1918,
aq<& in his subsequent addresses -justi- fies
the President in making a frank
and direct statement of his decision
with regard to the communications of I
the Garman government of the 8th and ,
12th of October. 1918.
It must be clearly understood that 1
the process of evacuation and the con- 1
ditions of an armistice are matters -c
which must be left to the judgement ?
and advice of the'military advisors of ^
the government of the United States
and the Allied governments, and the ,
President feels it his duty to say that t
no arrangement can he accepted by :
the government of the United States ,
which does not provide absolutely '
satisfactory safeguards and guarantees ,
of the maintenance of the present mili- "
tary supremacy of the armies of the
United States and the Allies in the ;
field. -
TJ-. eAnfiffant thflf lift ran cflfplv I '
tCCiO V.UUUU&HI, ?.v v?_ .
assume that this -will also be the 1
Judgement and desicion of the Allied
governments. '
The President feels that it is also '
his duty to add that neither the govern- 1
ment of the United States nor. he is '
quite sure, the governments -with 3
which the government.of the United <
States is associated as a belligerent 3
will consent to consider an armstice 1
so long as the armed forces of Ger- '
many continue the illegal and inhuman 1
practices which they persist in. <
"At the very time that the German i
government approaches the govern- i
ment of the United States with prcpos- (
also of peace its submarines are en- 1
gaged in sinking passenger ships at. ]
sea, and not the ships alone, but the 1
very boats in which their passengers :
and crews seek their way to safety; t
and in their present enforced withdrawal
from Flanders and France the .
German armies are pursuing a course i
of wanton destruction which has al
ways been regarded as in direct vio- i
lation of the rales and practices of <
civilized warfare. Cities and villages. ]
if not destroyed, are being stripped ]
of all they contain, not only property ?
but often their very Inhabitants. The <
(Continued on page eight.) 1
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n?T-i? and women for selectors ! 1
' ind wrappers. Good wages. Ap- 1 i
ply 12th St. plant. Ask tor Mr j I (
Rice or Mr. Swisher. < .
8 Cylinder Jackson Anto in good
condition, run about 5.000 miles.
Call 1235
Wanted for
: Rivesville Power Plant. j
risto Goon? Thai
TTkT Arr/n ;
ii\ inn, i
(An Appeal by the Liber
IN this eleventh hour of the Four
the cry comes from all parts of th
of the United States, not to fall c
our boys, the duty of every man and
tions honestly and sincerely of his ov
my share? Have I done my share?
The picture drawn by a newsp
ican Boy lying face down in the mud
body and a bullet hole through his h
from his Mother, a letter breathing
and safe, expressing pride in him and
that Cod would bring him safe hor
us realize that the strongest factor i
Western Front is their unbounded co
They are brave, bouyant, court
cause they know the home folks will
We must not abuse that confic
Ours not to do or die. Ours but to b
Emergency Organization Op<
ingr and Will Set Uj
Staff a
- ra^i.ij ?*:
" ' . -v- ' ?
Following a meeting which - was
teld in the quarters of the Fairmont
odge of Elks, in the Deveny buildng
last evening, at which Dr. L. M.
3ristol, of West Virginia University,
md Mrs. Bartlett, of Baltimore, made
tddresses a band of public spirited
vomen undertook to organize Fairnont
in preparation for a possible ontjreak
of influenza on an epidemic
icale. and today the movement had
>een carried to the point where there
s a skeleton organization and an adninistrative
center. Within another
!4 hours it is hoped that the work
rill be so far along that Fairmont and
:he immediate vicinity will be In position
to stand a severe siege of tho
nfection with a minimum amount of
The work Is being done under the
tuspices of the Red Cross which Is
taking charge of the influence situadon
throughout the country, but in
:his city an emergency organization
las been set np independent of the
yther activities of the Red Cross. Mrs.
E. F. Hartley has been chosen chairman,
Mrs. T. I. Brett will be superintendent
of the volunteer nursing service.
Mrs. Fred Helmick will be in
:harge of providing any supplies and
t ? * A mavi ka WAA^ail anil
prUYJSlUllS uiau uiaj uccu?u uuu
Mrs. C. W. Watson has volunteered
to see that any motor transportation
that might be needed is promptly supplied.,
The -work in all its details
will be carried on in co-operation with
state, county and city health authorities.
For headquarters room 203 in the
Jacobs building has been tendered,
together with light, heat, elevator service,
telephone service and everything
pise that may be needed to keep a thoroughly
efficient office force in complete
running order. The office will
be fully staffed, and will be open from
5 o'clock in the morning until at least
) in the evening. The telephone number
is to be "Fin 1090."
The fighting force of the organisation
is to be community and district
chairmen. These are being chosen
now and it is hoped to announce their
names tomorrow. It will be the business
of these chairmen to enlist a staff
pf volunteer nurses to look after the
cases that occur in their immediate
Kvrritorv. These volunteer nurses in
addition to seeing that the patients are
getting the proper care and attention
will undertake to instruct the public
how to avoid the infection and what
to do when cases d evelop in the
It is the present hope that even if
an epidemic does develop here it will
be possible to control It through domiciliary
treatment but nothing is being
left to chance and emergency hospital
arrangements are belhg looked after.
A building near Fairmont, which would
| Men to run machines,
apply 12th St.
I And^aak ;
NS 01
f N.Y. H/
ly Loan Organization.)
th Liberty Loan Campaign, when
e country, even from tbe President
lown in our response to the call of
every woman is to ask these ques- erl
ra conscience and heart: What is dic
taper correspondent of the Amen- ^
. the rain falling on his unprotected scr
elmet, clasping in his hand a letter
the hope that he was well, dry C01
his work and containing the prayer aD
ae again, is one that should make
in die morale of our boys on the eel
nfidence in the people at home. cot
tgeous and eager for the fray, be- ?ng
stand behind them. ' sci
lence. Ours not to reason why, va
ay, buy, buy. i ra
I B.
ins Offices in Jacobs Build- w<
i District Nursing to
t Once. ^
7T~ -v "* pi
tend Itself most admirably to hospital rii
service is being considered. H
Bat the immediate need, of coarse,
is volunteer . help of various kinds, at
Fairmont women, especially those af- at
filiated with the Red Cross are ex- Jc
pected to^tender their services. There
will be some one to answer all ques- Hi
tions and "accept all offers at -Flu ac
1090."" n?
. City Health Physician H. L. Criss
is of the opinion that the influenza situation
in Fairmont is no worse but ai
can see little improvement. He stat- at
ed this morning he did not believe s.a
there were as many cases of the mal- in
ady in Fairmont now as there was be
Monday, October 7, when the theatres, 01
schools and other public places where lb
people congregate, were closed. bt
The physicians of the city seem to
be so busy that they do not have time th
to report their influenza cases. Yes- sc
terday three physicians reported twen- at
ty new cases. There are twenty-rive
physicians practicing; in the city. at
Dr. L. N. Tost, county health officer.
was of the impression toda7 that
the situation in the county is not ec
alarming; and believes that the pres- m
ent cold snap and sunny days may fr
help some in blotting; out the "flu." h<
The situation Dr. Tost believes was lo
taken in hand at the proper time and lo
the spread of the disease was eliminated
when the schools and movies were th
closed. at
iciiSTwAS I
And the Influenza Situation "
at Cumberland is Growine
Worse. m
' " E
The car supply In this region last j
week was the worst for many months, jj
The average daily loss dne to the poor R
car supply was 28,900 tons, with a to- h.
tal loss of 174,000 tons for the entire q
week. L
At the office of the Northern West p
"Virginia Coal Operators" association, yj
the following figures have seen com- j,;
piled, showing the exact number of jj
men idle and the number of tons of 3
coal lost each day last week: Is
Men Idle Tons Lost X
Monday 967 9.660 g
Tuesday 2.768 27.465 v
Wednesday 3.470 34,015 jj
Thursday ........ 4.126 41.250 ji
Friday 2.613 25.730 k
Saturday 3,618 36.180 s(
Total 17,562 174.300
Today the car supply is no better.
There are S23 cars reported m tne region.
Including932 open top cars. 40 n
box cars and Sx coke cars. Of this o
number but 432 were placed at 7 u
'ateportstrom the Camber!and dlri- p
yfy ^gpOBtlnBed on pace eight.) b
nCL frfotst Continue tc&
JT 01
oy Scouts Have Started to
Work Selling:
The committee of "One Hundred
>n" drafted for service by the Liby
Loan committee are doing splenl
work throughout the country discts
and yesterday's canvass resultin
the securing of several thouids
of dollars In Liberty bond sub- |
This morning bright and early the I
nmittee started on its rounds again
d expect to secure a number of sub iptions
during the day. .
This plan is believed to be an exlent
one and will perhaps result in
i raising of a large part of the
inty's quota.
The boy scout organization is doll
good work and are soliciting subriptions
among the townspeople,
e boys are making themselves Inluable
at headquarters and run er- .
nds and help In many ways. Levi j
Harr. who, as is usual, is taking a
eat deal of Interest in the part the
outs play in the bond drive, has se- j
red the promise of a business man
take the tenth bond from every
out. The youthful bond salesmen 1
e given a medal for selling ten 1
nds, so this arrangement probably 1
II help many of them to recognition i
the work they do. During the
lird campaign 70 Fairmont scouts
on medals.
Meetings Today.
Several meetings are planned for
day, these meetings to be held in '
.e open air. . <
A meeting will be heWatrtlis frTsh <J
ont Mining Machinery company's 1
ant and will be addressed by Ha- 1
ue Carl Johntson and Attorney i
arry Shaw. 1
A meeting -will be held at Watson
* o ciocit ana mis meeting win oe <
[dressed by J. G. Pilchard and Carl '
ihnston. ;
A meeting is scheduled for the i
ess school house district this after- 1
>on. same to be addressed by Attor- ,
y M. L. Sturm. ,
Grant Town Over. |
Grant Town has gone over the top
id subscribed her quota of $30,000.
id Hammond is also over, having ;
bscribed her total. Fairview is coin- :
g on nicely and the committee there '
lieve the town will go over shortly. .
tber communities are reporting that ;
ieir quotas have been subscribed. I
it fail to bring to headquarters t/ > J'
ficial figures, and until this is done 1
ey cannot be reported as having
>ne over. The county chairmen
ge that these complete reports be <
rued Into campaign headquarters ;
the earliest possible moment.
Odd Fellows Subscribe.
The sum of $12,650 was subscrib
L for the Fourth Liberty loan at a
ass meeting held in the open air in
ont of the Marion county Court
>use under the auspices of the local
dge Independent Order of Odd Felws.
Hon. O. S. McKinney presided at
ie meeting and delivered a splendid
Iddress, and introduced! the other
palters of the evening, namely. Coa essman
M. M. Neely, Attorney
arry Shaw and Mesdames George
eBolt and J. A. Meredith. Eacn or I
le sepakers delivered splendid ad esses
and' made strong appeals for
ie support of the bond issue.
The Greater Fairmont band played
t the meeting and teh community
aging was led by W. D. Barrington.
At the conclusion Harry Shaw, the
st speaker, made an appeal for subribers
to the loan and his appeal
et with a hearty response. Among
ie subscribers were the following:
arion Lodge 11, Palatine Lodge 84,
t. City Encampment 5. Canton Momgahela
3, Daughters of Rebekah,
. P. Carr. C. H. Meredith. M. M.
eely, T. A. Watson. Victor Lahue.
C. Gaskill, Bert Knowlton, M. V.
ueg. W. H. Knight, "W. C. Snider,
. D. Ward, L. L. Carr. Earl Gralm.
L. R. Knight. T. H. Perkins, L.
illette. Mr. Farlow. J. F. Murphy,
. C. Fitzhugh. Ladies of Maccabees,
rank Treo. E. Apostillo. L. H. Jars,
Joseph Angler-.arie, L. G. Isenirt.
C. H. Riggins, T. W. Fleming,
nth Smith. O. Bo wen. Mrs. T. V.
uckley. Home Laundry, Mrs. Bert
ieman. Dr. Smith. Frank Augustino.
rthur Hinkle, Mrs. Wlliam Bryan,
amue lPowell. G. M. Hawkins. Mrs.
7. S. Pitzer, O. J. Fleminp. Dr. T. H.
tiller. L. C. Lane. Harry Stair, A. T.
tcElfresb. C. W. Miller. J. H. Perlns,
J. H. Barrett, Jr.. J. A. Jaml>n,
Edward "Webster, Frank Hite.
Work at the local draft hoard is
ow directed toward the assignment
f an order number to each person
oh, registered September. It. The
>cal draft board was delayed In the
erapartion of the order number list
y ? delay In getting^* master list, a
Mm Mptiey Foni
King Albert in Pers
Belgian Troops <
the French i
Ask the French to Come to ai
Destruction of Cities
and Bel
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, Oct. 14.?Roulers has been
:aken by the Allies. This city, which
>efore the war numbered 25,000 inhabitants,
is the first important Belgian
town from which the Germans
lave been driven.
This morning', on the anniversary
of the battle of Jena, which was
.'onght Oct. 14. 1906, the battle flames
up along the Flanders front, and the
3rat day's progress gave reason for
high hope. Under the command of
King Albert of Belgium, the British.
Belgian aid French armies attacked
at 5:35 o'clock. There was no artillery
operations, but the troops advanced
under cove rot a sweeping
curtain of fire of extreme power. FolIowing
the gales which had been
blowing for several days, the weather
turned fine and the troops progressed
methodically and in a most satisfactory
<n,n noetll WM>r forced tO
?uavmuv ~ ?
surrender one after another, and at
6 o'clock tonight an advance amounting
to four miles in the direction of
Courtrai for the British, four miles
toward Thielt for the French, and
two and one-half miles in the direction
of Thonrout ofr the Belgians had
been made.
To the French in the center of the
line fell the honor of capturing the
city of Roulers and the plateau covering
Nearly 10,000 prisoners and guns
have been taken. Mention also must
be made of two batteries which were
taken with the horses attached to the
German reserves which attempted
to hurry up to the front line did not
escape the keen eyes of the allied
aviators and gunners. One troop train
was cut in two by shells and when
the occupants of the cars jumped out
they were met and scattered by maDoings
of Duff
^ * m ri _
uausea xrouDie
In going to serve a capias upon
Lloyd Duff, of Church street. Clerksburg.
John McKinney. United States
deputy marshal, yesterday afternoon,
proved to "Johnny on the Spot"'and
he managed to arrive just in time to
see Duff receive a . cargo of 350 pints
of whiskey.
About a year ago Duff was arrested
on a charge of selling whiskey and
failed to appear for the trial at the
Clarksburg session of federal court.
It was while serving the capias for
this neglect that Duff was grabbed
An additional charge of bringing in
whiskey was brought against Duff by
Deputy Marshal McKinney.
Dr John M. Trach was today again
attending to his practice after having
"* ? J -a. vie
Deen ill IOr several uajs at, u<a
on Reeves avenue. The several members
of Dr. Trach's family who had
been ill are also improved.
The cases of "fin" at the county jail
row nnmber bnt two. At one time
they were as high as fourteen.. Dr.
L. N. Yost, county health officer, and
Deputy Sheriff T. V. Buckley used
every means to prevent an epidemic
behind the prisoner walls and in this
they were sucessful
Tomorrow morning Judge HaymonJ {
expects to -adjourn the special term of
circuit court. He will sentence a number
of prisoners.
otus aniDgieton ana xwv xajuuu*
were before Mayor Bo wen this morning
charged with disorderly conduct
They were found guilty of the charges
ind each fined $10
and British ^
in Northern France- j.f5
chine gun fire from the allied arla~S|
The British , navy and coast sortO- fl
lery did excellent work in cooper
with the advancing infant:
Germans did not leave Roolers t
out starting many fires. . 6j|9H
AJuaiunuAju, ucb is.?inn im?a
man government lias proposeFrance
that in common wIthJiifiMM
France undertakes to retrain from
bombarding the large towns .c&nowgjJM
ern France and enter into.an agreement
with Germany to nermfl^abBW^M
portion of the popdimOoq^o
ciennes to pass into t?<
says an official statement from Berthis
proposal represented
able to prevent the east
the population of'VSlen<"
to their fear that alBesw
the town. The projpoial w.
through the Swiss goveinutm?|||
have made an important adward
the important town'tof Rc
and have captured the. town of
tenil-fur-Aisne, two and ?. half n
west of Rethel. says the "war of.
statement today.
in me Arjoano me rreuui u?i<b
reached the Alsne west of OrauyipjSH
and hare captured the TjEtojp^ag^BB
Olicy and Termes. Nearly 800 pM-W
oners were taken in thla-awKtflBSgjg
South of Serre the French i
made a marked advance; fh
of Remies. Barentoncel and Monzean-'l
le-wast have been taken.' a
on patrol crossed, the Seine
the neighborhood of Se-sotn>l<
of Lecateau yesterday and tooiSgM
prisoners. Field Marshal ;JBMgspigj
nonnced in an official report torffigjM
. ***<
Oct- 15.?Tanks were
action by the Anteslcaafii^?MB|^^H
break through the enemy^s wire anfiijm
glements west o'f Rowsglfe^i;
Despite German resistance t
rcss of the Am ericans;_e?i'U^W^8w^^B
said, was satisfactory todajfe^
The Germans apparentlywew&s^BM
to contest the gjwmd/as^iti:' ">6rnly
as they did yesterday./TJiage.
tlllery was being Med
the Americans, bat the Tec
ners were doing much to brc .
the German resistance.
id.?(By Associated Press^?
the second American: ax:
gan operation October
command of Major General !
Bollard, today repulse
raid on their positions.
AX Jb'-faJjlSKAT.
chief deputy marshal* r
in Wheeling. wheroThe
opened today: It leached
formally and close. Jost as soon as
possible. Perhaps a lew necessary
orders will be entered.
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