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Big Campaign is Being Organized
This Afternoon.
National and State Agricul4
tural Departments Bef
hind Move.
8*^? An important meeting is being held
jk this afternoon in the otfice of County
W Kami Agent W. E. .McComss, in the
court' house.. This meeting is being
attended mainly by tbose who have
been appointed from each of the seven
magisterial districts to take charge of
the communities in each district.
Other committees will be appointed
today and work will be started toward
the furthering cf big plans for growins
additional food -supplies in 1919.
Bs Xcxt We?!:. December 2d to 9th, is
to be calied Kami Bureau Week. All
indications are that much stress in
the matter of urging farmers to work
harder than ever this year, will be
nreded. Xot only producers but other
persons feel that toe rime has arrived
tora vacation rro msurh work, -with
the war at an er.ci: hat instead a greater
food supply thsn ever will be needed
ue-t year. Not only the failed
States but our allies must still be fed.
. jf\ and in addition Germany will need
Hjjflp food- While many feel they don't
care to exert themselves in the feedWf
in2 of Germany, this l'cod will be paid
f - ?,fpr_ bv Germany.and from indications
% now. must be sent.to them.
The b'nited States Department of
Agriculture thinks it wise to be prepared
for an additional need for food
y next year and has authorized all farm
' bureaus throughout the country to orWL*
gunize and prepare for probably even
Xf more work than last year. Boys and
EjJ girls, men and women, interested in
r growing the necessities of life, are asked
to attend meetings announced from
W. _ time to time and to prepare for the
additional furthering of gardens
throughout the county in the spring.
In order to reach everybody, the
L meeting for this afternoon was
planned. At this meeting \V. E. .McComas
will speak regarding the camL
ins work and additional committees
. . will be selected to further farm inter<4^,
ests in each community. At least a
" force of 100 will work throughout the
county from house to house explainring
necessity for additional work.
Pledges will be asked and cards will
be passed to be signed. A fee of $1
will be asked of men. 25 cents of
? -women. Boys and girls already registered
in club work, will not be required
to pay a fee. This fee will pay
membership to July 1. 1920. Members
of farm bureaus already in good
standing will get credit to July 1.
. 1920. by paying an extra 50 cents.
The object of the special work
throughout the country is to increase
production this coming year. Farmers-must
be or organized that any
emergency may be met satisfactorily.
Not onl ywill the United States and
(Continued on Page Eight.)
To City Taxpayers.
2% per cent discount allowed on
taxes paid during October and Nov'
jmbcr. Pay early and avoid waitl
- tag. Office open evenings 7 to 9.
IS. City Treasurer
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Wanted for
Hi j: Rivesville Power Plant.
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| Kate Richa
Inflicted and tried In North
laboring people everywhere. Is
! December 20 to the T7- S. Marsh:
!>JK tence. She has a message for the
to deliver at the Grand Opera J
k-;- Local Socialists. You will be w
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10 COM
Mile is
Community Scoring This
Week Shows Improvment
During Year.
The scoring' of Grangeville has just
been finished. X. T. Frame, state
agent. \V. E. McComas and Miss
Blanche Price -Brent to Grangeville the
middle of the week. After visiting %
number of homes a town meeting was
held at the Baptist church ad further
scoring was done by Mr. Frame. There
"In tKa town ?nr! veiv
! nearly all of them were represented at
this meeting. A score card containing
the various (inestions to be asked covered
the following' subjects: Historical.
religious, educational, domestic,
social, political, health, agriculture
and economic..
Grangevilte went up 13>~ points this
year Last year Martha, in Cabell
county, was also scored and also this
j year. This year Martha went back
! seven point?. Grangeville is the only
j county town who possesses a woman's
| farm club. This club contributed to I
j the endowment of* a hospital bed in
j France.
The purpose of tSese scorings.
} which are held from time to time in
the rural communities, is. to help in
maintaining strong and virils rural
canters. Many of them exist among
the hills of West Virginia, containing
from 25 to 30C families. Many of them
j (JO not nava me advantages nor tue j
: clianco or larger communities and t
' scorings with talks on improvements |
] which can be had, do much in aiding j
i them to progress.
May Have Poultry
Show This Winter j
The Marion County Poultry Asso- j
ciation held a meeting last evening in |
the office of County Farm Agent \V. E. I
McComas, in the court house. The j
association met to consider combining
the -county poultry association with
the city association in having an exhibit
in the city. Place and time to
hold the exhibit was gone over thoroughly
but so far it has seemed impossible
to find a room suitable for
the exhibit. There are a great many
articles which, should be shown to the
people of Fairmont and commnnities
besides the poultry*?such as fine apples.
corn, grains, vegetables, canned
fruit and fine sewing Mr. McComas
stated this morning that an effort
was being made to find a room proper
for such a show.
!Hew School Code is
Ready for Printers
City Superintendent of Schools Otis
i G. Wilson returned this morning from
I Parkersburg where he had attended a
meeting of the West Virginia school
code commission. The commissioners
succeeded in putting the finishing
touches on the code and it is now
ready for the printers and will be in
good shape for presentation at the
State Education association meeting
to be held in Wheeling December 26,
27 and 2S.
Mr. Wilson was appointed a committee
of one to frame up a brief digest
or summary of the code as prepared
by the commission. This is to
be printed and distributed among city,
county and district superintendents
and school people in general. Mr. Wilson
is at work on the summary and
plans to complete same by tomorrow.
The summary will embrace the high
points of the code.
WHEELING. W. Va., Nov. 30.?
The use of water to dilute milk
must stop, declares George O.
[ Xagle, city manager, in response to
a protest on the part of laboring
men. There has been much adverse
critism in regard to this practice
which was set forth in recent invesj
| We have Inside steady work
: all year round for laborers,
t Good wages?Saturday afternoon
1 off. Come ready to work.
Willets Clav Co.
; Park and Indiana Ave.
rds O'Hare
Dakota lor espousing; the cause o?
now ordered to surrender herself
ill to begin serving a 4 year sen!
-workers of the region, and Is
JUTS , *
House under the auspices of the
ell entertained and instructed,
lirmont : i
EMBER 1, 1918.
K) v. m. Collection ;
Must Buy $126,317 Worth If
of $20 Per Head
the Pres
Marion county lacks $126,317 of hav'
Savings tainSps and her per capita
snbscriptions up to November 1
amount to $17.49. vrbereas, in order to
go over the top in this drive she must
raise & per capita subscription of $20.
The entire quota of the county as allotted
by Robert L. Arcltdr. state director
of War Savings, is $1,007,180,
fcxpectea He Win Explain
About His Trip to
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. SO.?^resident
Wilson will address the new session
of congress Monday afternoon instead
of following the usual custom of delivering
the address on the second day
of the session.
The President's appearance- before
congress is awaited with intense interest.
Besides discussing the great
problems ahead of the country in readjusting
itself from a war to a peace
basis he is expected to tell congress
and the country something of his plans
for the peace conference to which he
goes in person at the head of the representatives
of the United States.
Homer G. Toothman
Wins Lieutenancy
Homer C. Toothman. former county
superintendent of schools, writes local
friends that he has been granted
a commission of second lieutenant in
the heavy coast artillery having just
completed his training course. Mr.
Toothman states in the communication.
which was dated November 3, a
week before the armistice was signed,
that he is fearful that the war is going
to be over before he gets into it and
gets where things are popping. He is
now at Angois. France, which place is
situated on a tributary of the Loire
Drunks Enrich
TT Twnn miVTT
\j ibj j.icaouij.1
Lute Dunning and Charley Smith'
arrested near the B. & O. station
last evening charged with being
drunk and disorderly were fined
five dollars in police court this
morning. Robert Donan. another
plain drunk, put up fire dollars for
his appearance this morning and
failing to appear the forefit -was
turned over to the city treasurer.
City policeman have made a number
of arrests lately of persons who
have been turned over to the county
authorities. Charley Stetson who
was arrested by Ford and Kern on
a charge of highway robbery having
taken a sum of money and a
gold watch from another man was(
turned ever to the county officials t
as was also Gertrude Wilson, who I
was arrested for unlawful shooting.'
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Ladies Nights at
Bowling Alleys
Bowling alleys at the M. C. A.
are noow jj use. and Thursday evening.
after the gym hour, and all Saturday
evening hava been set aside as
ladles nights. At that time the members
of the Young Women's branch
are at liberty to see what they can do
in the way of making the bails thunder
down the alley.
Energetic boy for ofTice work.
See Mr. Rittenhouse.
Fairmont Mining Machine Co.
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As there only remains a lew 1
days more oi the Discount {
Period, why not take advantage
of it. as it is a gcat business in- :
vestment it would pay to bor- ;
row the money for 30 or 60 days ;
and save the discount. Come
early and avoid tne rush of the ;
last few days. Office open every
night from 7 to 9 from 20th to
end of month.
Sheriff of Marion County. W. Ya, : j
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We Are to Reach Our Quota
Cafnva +I10 F.nd nf
"v*vlv ",v ?? ?
?ent Year.
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and the county ha: r,..L.i the turn of
Harrison county is the first and
only county in the statte to go over
the top in this War Saving3 stamp
campaign. The county had raised an
amount :n excess of her allotted quota
and the per capita amount raised was
$20-17 Harrison county's allotted
Quota was $1,269,680. and she hsa
raised the sum of $1,318,604 in excess
of her quota.
Health Authorities Advise
Public to Take Care of
Fifty three cases of Spanish influenza
with one dealh and one case of
pnenmonia -were reported to City
neaun. i-nysiciam. vr. H. U Criss lor
Thanksgiving day. These cases were
reported by twenty physicians oat of
a total of twenty practicing in this
city. On Wednesday a total of 48
leases were reported, while on Tuesday
the list totaled 47.
As far as can be ascertained the disease
is in a less virulent form or people
have learned to take better care
of it, as the cases which, develop into
pneumonia or result fatally are much
fewer than were reported a few weeks*
There is quite a lot of it in the city,
however, and the health officials advise
that people take every precaution
possible to avoid taking it and to stay
away aas much as possible from
crowded rooms and pooorly ventilated
places. *"..' *
Want Nurses to Send
in Questionnaires
National headquarters of the Red
Cross is urging the local chapter to
make a more complete return upon
the nursing survey, which was tinder
taken throughout the country same
time ago. The local chapter sent out
170 qucstionaries and to date but 07
of them have been returned. Now the
national organization wants the rest,
and it calls attention to the fact that
the coming of peace has no bearing
upon the matter. The survey was undertaken
for the purpose of ascer.
taining the nursing resources of the
country and it is necessary to carry
it though to a finish to make it of any
account whatever The information,
when it is completed, will bo filed at
Washington for future reference.
Most of the Questionaries which have
not been returned were sent to people
in neighboring towns, and it is the
hope of the committee in charge of
the work in airmont that there will be
a prompt compliance with the request
that the inquiries be filled out fully
aand returned so that the. demands
of the national officers of the Red
Cross may be satisfied.
Prof. Woedley in .
Reeducation Work
Prof. O. I. "Woodier, former president
of the Fairmont State Normal
school, and at the present time president
of Marshal* college at Huntington.
is now engaged i?r government
work, and is stationed at the Water
Reed hospital in Washington in the
service of the Federal Board for Vocational
Training. Mr. Woodley was
graanted a leave of absence from -Marshall
college to take np this work and
will divide his time for the period Intervening
between now and February
1st. when he will probably sefver his
connection with the college at Huntington.
Ensign Louis W. Lange has returned
to New York, after having spent some
time here with his nncle, Paul W.
Lange. convalescing from an attack
of "flu."
Help In shipping department.
Good wages. Steady employment.
Consult the Union Dentists
for expert dental service^. Our
? (
: prices an seasonable. Offices or
; er McCrory 5 and 10c store. All
work guaranteed
Organized Fight Being
Made Against the Flu
in Mine Towns.
Representatives of Miners
and Operators to Have
Conference Soon.
At The Fairmont last evening at 7
o'clock the male force of the district
I office of the United States Fuel ad|
ciiils tart ion o? this city tendered a
I farewell dinner to Dan R. lawson,
the outgoing district representative,
and at the same time a welcome to
I his successor, R. D. Isner, the incoming
district representative.
H. E. Field, assistant district representative,
acted as toastmaster, and
he held the job down just fine. Those
who are ina position to know say he
had a shade on Joe Blackburn.
Mr. Dawson spoke on "The Fuel
Administration as It Has Been" and
Mr. Isner spoke on "The Fuel Administration
as-It WlU Be."
The participants were: Charles 1*.
Ice, chief coal inspector; Clyde H.
Kimmel, H. E. Fields, E. D. Holden,
J. B. Clements, Dan R. Lawson, R. B.
Isner and John McKay. Alter the
affair Mr. Isner entertained the diuers
at a theatre party at the Grand, the
play being "The Dark Town Follt-iS."
Fighting the Fin.
Breaking-out1 ane's the "flu" epidemic
while not of an' alarmitig na ,im
im nnalni the operators of the
Fairmont region to take time by the
forelock and provide precautionary
The "flu" has broken outsat a number
of the Clark mines in Harrison
county, although not in a serious way.
At the Tucker mine of the Orr Coal
company today it was reported that
half of the men veer off on account
of Illness, largely due to the "flu."
Not a little trouble is being experienced
by the Jamison Coal comapny.
but this Arm, which has made health
conditions among their miners a paramount
issue, Is coping with the disease
and making a strong effort to
eradicate it- Physicians were on the
Job yesterday, and John II. "Wolfe,
the general manager of the company
'In Fairmont, stated today that 225
men were innoculated at Jamison No.
9, James Fork, and 25 at Jamison No.
8, Farmington. Ten cases of the "flu"
have developed at No. 9 and ten at
No. 8. At the latter place two deaths
have occurred, but today the indications
were that the situation was under
control and all of the patients
we're improving. The Jamison Company
has a nurse at No. S and another
at No. 9. and they are both doing
splendid work. The company pnysician.
Dr. "E. P. Smith, who is tsationed
at the United tSates Base hospital
at Tuxedo, N. J., returned to that
place after having been on the job at
mines No. 7, 8, 9 and 10 to assist in
handling the situation. Dr. Carter
Fleming was at work in the field, and
Dr. C. O. Henry, of Fairmont, has
also done good work in the mining
towns. Dr. Henry is at Farmington
today treating cases at a temporary
hosnital which has been established.
The company also had four cases at I
Mine No. 7, Barrackville. but these !
cases have ben cured.
To Adjust Matter.
"Dead work" in the mines is the
Fairmont region is a subject which
the representatives of the Northern
West Virginia Coal Operators'- association
and United Mine Workers will
adjust at a conference to be held at
The Fairmont on December 17.. While
neither; side has anything to say on
the subject, it is understood that the
Idea is to stadardize the price of
"dead work" la the mines all over the
Fairmont region. This implies work
other than actual loading of coal. The
matter was taken up at a preliminary
meeting at The Fairmont "between
representatives of the Operators' association
and the United Mine Workers
which was held alst evening.
Those present at the-meeting last
evening were C. P. Keeney. president
or district No. 17 of the United Mine
Worekrs;- Fred Mooaey. secretary,
and Robert Harlan, of IndianatWis,
tsatistician for the United Mine
Workers of America, and A. C. Heeson.
C. H-. Tarleton, L. J. Sandridge,
C. J. Ryan, J. A. Clark, John M.
Wolfe, members of the operating
committee of the Northern West Virginia
Coal Operators* association.
There will be a meeting of the
directors of the Northern West Virginia
oCal Operators' association at.
The ialrmoat on .Decern Mr -LU- l'lere.
vill be a meeting of the members of
the Northern "West -Vl.'glnia Coat
Operators* ajsooiatlon December 14.
(when the entire matter that calls foridjustment
wlll be taken'up and disiContinued
on paseretsht.1
mmim inmriTinii
iniiiviru. nuuiumiun
Bet Document Contains
One Word That Looks
Like a Joker.
(By Associated Press)
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 30. ? William
Hobeozollern has definitely renounced
all future right to the crown of Prussia
and Germany and has released alt
officials and officers from oaths of
fealty, according to the text of a document
signed by the lormer empeior
which is quoted in telegram received
here from Berlin.
LONDON. Nov. 30. ? Former Emperor
William signed his abdication
at Amerongen. Holland, yesterday, according
to a dispatch to the Wolfe bureau
of Berlin, transmitted by the Exchange
Telegraph correspondent at
The abdication decree, according to
the message, expressed the hope that
"the new regent" would be able to protect
the German people against anarchy,
starvation and foreign supremacy.
The use of the word regent in the
message is commented upon here as
possibly significant.
AMERONGEN, Holland. Kor. 30.?
It is understood here that William
Hohenzollern has been awaiting the
arrival of his wile before going elsewhere.
Germans in bis suite believe
he will return to Germany and are
optimistic enough to think he will resume
the throne.
Children Wore-All at Home
When the End
Mrs. Amanda Powell, widow of William
Powell, a -well known resident of
the city, died this moraine at 7:13
o'clock at her home at 615 Market
street. East side, from paralysis. She
had been in a critical condition for
several days and relatives bad been
summoned and were with her when
she died.
The deceased was formerly Miss
Amanda Steele, a daughter of John
and Isabel Stele . She was born at
Smithtown October 26, 1S44. She was
united in marriage with Mr. Powell
whose death occurred several years
ago. Two daughters and four sons
survive the union. Mrs. Orie Hall, of
this city; Mrs. May Musselman, of Toledo,
O.; Earl Powell, of Toledo, O.;
Chester Powell, of Cambridge, 0.; Lester
Powell, of Muncie. Ind.. and Troy
Powell, of Dayton, all of whom have
been here for several days.
A sister. Miss Srra Steele, of Pennsboro,
W. Va., also survives and. three
brothers. William Steele, of Middlefork,
\V. Va.; Newton Steele, of Morgan
town, and the Rev. Mr. Steele, of
Fleming, W. Va
Funeral services will be held on
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
her late residence -and the body will
be interred in Maple Grove cemetery
by Undertakers Carpenter and Ford.
The Rev. C. C. Lawson. of the First
M. P. church, will officiate at the services.
Hand Shattered By
Shot,Gun Discharge
Samuel Metz, aged 19* of Shinnstnn
it a nntiont nr Fairmont hosnital
suffering from wounds sustained when
a gun he was handling while oat bunting
on Thanksgiving day was accidratly
discharged. The right hand
of the young man was almost blown
off and two fingers were amputated
and it may be necessary to amptuate
the entire hand. Two Angers were
also amputated from the left hand.
The wrist of the right band was terribly
locerated also.
Asa Mc In tire, of Monon, who was
injured by the accidental discharge of
a gun a few days ago and who had
since .been a patient at the hospital, is
doing nicely at this time.
To Be Delegate at j
Important Meeting
Dr. H. G. Stoetzer. pastor of tne
Presbyterian church, has been appointed
a delegate to the conference
of the organic union of all evangelical
churches to he held in Philadelphia^
iwrohpr 4-6. The conference is
called "to consider a proposal for an
organic reunion of the following
churches: Presbyterian. Protestant
Episcopal. United Presbyterian church
at North America. Methodist Episcopal.
Congregational. Disciples of
Crhist. Reformed church in the United
States. Moraviann church and the
Evangelical synod of North America.
Dr. S toe tier appreciates the honor
mnfnred noon Wm very much and
Relieves- it 1* also an honor to Us congregation
as aeS-'
home emiM
Total of 83,114 Are ifpaa
Orders to Come
1,008 A DAY AT OM
Almost 50,000 Have Alreadlfli
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(.By Associated Press) WASHINGTON,
Nov. 30.? Gengraga
Pershing has designated tor eariy^cnaga
voy to the United States a tota^dj^
3.451 officers and 79,663 men, Gnnerirt^
March announced today.
The units comprising thew?..*?SBM
will be made public later. I
General March gave oat sotem. casualty
reports from General TJJmSkSH
ing giving the official total "to Noveai- I
ber 36 as 262,723 exclusive~ otjri
bring back home in the
cember between 150,000 and 125. 0
men. General March said. - To accom-1
plish this it will use, in addition :te^J
army transports and convertediicstj^^B
boats, enough old batleshfpsf;^e3Q
cruisers to furnish an additional
ing capacity for 25,000 met:
Shipping experts expect 'tos<aaS{jgB
port 200,000 monthly when tbe doiiaiCM
lli?.atioa is under full speed. -:
To date 46.37S men have^Bee:
eu out. 01 uio auipa ut; uns coisnn^a
The schedule under which_tfrfcdBM^^M
ment Is working calb
of an average of 1,000 lneffffiKjiBW^^B
per day. and General Marchsa^SinB^M
every effort would be ib^e^toSsafiS^M
tain the average. '
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WASHINGTON', Nov. 30.-4^^3^H
Wilson himself will bead the^jjHHBH
can legation to the peace cri?E^m3|H
This was announced offlcialI^;tanIgl&^|
at the White (House. . I
The other members o fthe delegnM
tion will be:
Robert Lansing, secretary ofstaiqga
Colonel E. II. House. . -. na
Henry White, former ambaesi^rasnS
France and Italy.
General Tasker H Bliss.' i>3ifMEg2iH
cmer or Stan or tne army ana nowSB
American military representative oaH
the supreme 'war council at YerwrtpaiiM
The White Bouse announeestd^SM
lows :
"t was announced at ithe3;e*M|i3HH
offices tonight that the represennBSjiB
o ithe United States at the posqjMgM^B
ferences would be the PresidaB^^B^H
self, the secretary of state. tb^^M^H
Henry White, recently umbataendmBB
France. Mr. Edward Ml '$6*68*
General Tasker Bliss. ^Sj
"It was explained thatt^&HME^H
been possible to annormce 'jhc
mrnts before because '.the r.
representatives each of thg'diWM
llgerents was jp send had gatlkgjjgfBJ
or two age been nnder -discusslon.'J'
ing of beer and other .
throughout the -17. - S. TSaf^jS
presidential committee
recommended the presidentSd|||j^^|
clamation |ii nliHiTIlii|i In iWjgMM
war conservation measnr
today to make no' xeteoaSSB^^^H
to President Wilson
that the proclwmartwi^awfaWM^^M
clnded in view of the ynctiSCB^H
Judge Vincent in . the
court yesterday disposei.t^ttHRH
of Jonathan Vest in
divorce suit. Jonathan W'
attorney's fees, 5288,.r?conrt
costs, of 55^ ' No-Jfllc- on y wa
allowed Bertha .West* bee,.. I
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