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Supplementing the suggestions that
H_ have been made as to what should be
B erected as a fitting and lasting memoH
rial to the soldier and sailor boys of
HB Marion county during the present
world war, comes two more?that a
public library building be erected and
that chimes be placed on some steeple
H o rtower in the city.
Both suggestions were sent Inst
H evening to Charles W. Evans, secreH
tary of the Fairmont Chamber of
Commerce, and will be submitted to
H the chamber at the next meeting.
H probably being incorporated in the
special soldiers and sailors memorial
H committee's report. The public libraH
ry idea is the suggestion of Mrs. Emory
F. McKinney. librarian at the
Fairmont State Normal school. The
suggestion of the chimes is made by
H Mrs. X. R. C. Morrow, who is in
. charge of the Department of English
. at the Fairmont State Normal school.1
Mrs. McKinney's letter Is as fol-1
H lows: I
Fairmont, \V. *Va? Dec. 6, 131S.
Mr. C. W. Evans. Secretary of the
H'% Chamber of Commerce. Fairmont,
f West Virginia.
Mr dear Mr. Evans:?The committee
on a memorial tor our soldiers
hps very kindly invited suggestions
from the citis. and I bog to suggest
the following: One very conspicuous
need_of this city is a modern J
public 'library "building." Why not;
make such a building a memorial to
our soldiers?
' The building could include a memorial
hali or museum (possibly
both), where relics and souvenirs of
the late war could be kept. There
could also be tablets in honor of those
woh paid the full measure of devotion
to this cause.
Possible sites for this building are:
The Arnett property on Cleveland
avenue; the Calvin Arnett property
at the head of Adams street, and Mrs.
Morrow's porperty on Locust avenue.
The latter having the advantage of
oznre than an acre of ground which
could be converted Into a small park,
besides being less expensive, and being
in a quiet and more retired place.
, What kind of building could be
made to contribute more to the enjoyment
and profit of the people of
this county than a public library"?
The modest experiement of a few
publci spirited citizens, mostly women.
in carrying on at their own expense
of lime and money for more
than twenty years a small libraryproves
that the city needs a library
and that the people of the rural districts
woald*patrcntze and appreciate
ane.
The Public Library Association
would doubtless be glad to place their
stock of books equipment in the
aew library memorial building.
Very truly yours.
EMORY F. McKINXET.
The suggestion of Mrs. N. R. C.
Morrow is as follows:
Fairmont, W. Va.. Dec. 6, 1918.
Mr. C. W. Evans, Secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, City.
Dear Mr. Evans:?The public hav
It- -tog be-n invited to express opinions
concerning an apppropriate memorial
tor Marion connty's soldiers -who par
ticipated in the alte world war, I beg
V " to suggest that chimes from some
steeple or tower in the city would be
| * musical and a beautiful reminder
of" those who risked their lives or.
if gave them that Freedom's light!
. should never die.
to, Respectfully.
r . MRS. N". R. C. MORROW.
Direct to Tag West Virginian
comes the following suggestion made
I by one of Fairmont's best known wo*
--men, who asks that her name be within
held for the present:
r Fairmont, W. Va.. Dec. 1918.?
J-V C Editor The West Virginian]?You
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fel " LABORERS AND
< CARPENTERS
Wanted for
[? ! ESSENTIAL WORK
Rivesville Power Plant.
BLa
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Hponsult the Union Dentists
Bxpcrt dental service*. Oar
are reasonable. Offices ovHCrory
5 and 10c store. All
Broaranteed.
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STAY I
BELLS, MEMORIAL
HAL SOGGESU
al School Faculty Members
hat Might Very Well
amated.
TE FOR NEW LIBERTY
+ ITnATtm TJ^ll 15A Turn.
It TT Cll XVUUYYU Jl?sA Wi.W" j
tg for a Memorial
cture.
have called for suggestions as to
Marlon county's memorial. Here is
mine:
It is that Palatine Knob be made a
"Memorial Mount." Either plant
upon its summit & plain shaft of marble
or granite, or a replica of Bart
tholdl's Statue of Liberty. What
\ could be more appropriate?France's
gift to America and America in her
turn the gift of her sons in France.
On the four sides of the base of th'
statue or shaft place bronze tablet.
} inscribed -with the names of every sot.
of Marion county enlitsed ia service.
In letters of gold have the names of
the dead.
From the foot of the knob to the
summit build a beautiful, winding,
improved road, making the monument
easy of access.
Let some landscape gardner use
all his magic in treatment of the base
and sides of the knob. War relics
| might be used also. An added beauI
ty to it all would be electrical ilium
I iiiation. Look at .the knob. Can you
| not see it as I see It?
i Nature surely has placed it there to
. be used as Marion County's Memoi
rail Mount.
Many, many times would we turn
from our daily tasks to contempaKe
its beauty and to lift up our hearts in
thanksgiving that the liberty so dear
to America has been preserved .for
! her forever by the boys"whose nanies
are written there.
mm READ? FOR
RED CROSS ROLLCALL
Meeting: of the Workers
Being: HeId_This Afternoon.
A meeting of those who will aid
with the Red Cross Christmas roll
?'T will ?>a holit thia afternoon at
I three o'clock in the rooms in The Fairmont
hotel which were recently used
I by the workers In the Liberty Loan
i and War fund drive. The meeting
| was called by Mrs. Edwin Robinson,
chairman of the Christmas roll cadi
> committee. It is planned to discuss
! preliminary affairs relative to the
i campaign and early next week a meetj
ing of ward chairmen, captains, etc.,
I will bo called when final plans will
[ be formulated.
j This will be the last drive the Red
I Cross contemplates making for funds
. and this will be a membership drive
! strictly. The campaign is designated
j at the Christmas roll call and it is
I urged that everyone of the millions of
i Americans who joined the Red Cross
| at about this time last year, again enroll
beneath the banner of the greatest
philanthropic organization in the
world.
The town will be placarded with attractive
posters which will call the attention
of the public to the Christmas
roll call of the American Red Cross.
|
Four Children Are
Orphaned By the Flui
John Brunetti died last night at his
home at Montana after an illness from!
influenza. His wife. Glugila Brunetti, I
I A'fi?Am *Via eoma rlfa_ j
case. Four children survive. The
body tvas brought here and is at the I
Jones undertaking establishment on [
Jackson street and will be interred in |
Holy Cross cemetery.
' Goes to Morgantown ? Miss Helen
| Sanderbeck has gone to Morgantown
I to spend the week end with Miss Ethel
i Gatrell a student at the West Virginia
j TTniversity.
I
WANTED
Help In shipping department.
Good wages. Steady employment.
Apply
OWENS BOTTLE
MACHINE CO.
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Here's photo-proof of what the
der of the German fleet made furth
pean manager of the Newspaper En
which. like the Argus .look like hil
man officers on the surrendered fle<
sliluIT"
ABOUT THAT BOOZE
No One Would Admit
Buying- More Than a
Quart.
Quite an argument arose this morning
in Justice Conaway's office regarding
the case against Clarence Evans
and Tom Keown charged with taking
a car at Rivesville not belonging to |
mem ana ariving to jromt :vianon tor
whiskey, bringing back five and onehalf
Quarts Tuesday. Discussion arose
over the fact that both boys testified
to buying merely the qu&tt allowed
them, yet nevertheless, there remained
the remiander of the five and one-half
which could not be disposed of satisfactorily.
The two boys claimed they went to
Point Marion with an additional
friend. Bill Spain, who has left Fairmont.
leaving the night the trouble
began. Biame for the unclaimed whiskey
was shifted on the absent man's
shoulders. Justice Conaway said he
wasn't going to have it that way unless
proof was furnished and he felt
sure somebody in his office was iving.
At least five witnesses testified. Constable
Michael said Tom Keown told
him he brought back a bottle of beer
and a bottle of wine to his landlady.
Later Tom denied this Bill Spain, it
was stated, became frightened and
jumped off the auto when it got in
town, disappearing. It was proved
that Bill bought whiskey at Point Marion
but nobody knew how much.
Clarence Evans, a very boyish
young ma,n stated he merely bought a
quart, but Roy Cox testified that he
loaned Evans $10 which Evans said
?<u> spurn, ua sttnaw:cnes, gasoline and |
drinks -while at Point Marion.
L. C. Musgrove and Assistant Prose- j
rating Attorney Miller had a rather
heated argument as to outside testimony
which was brought into the case
and which Musgrove said reflected on
his client. Miller said naturally it
wonl dand Insisted on finding out just
what that 510 which Clarence Evans
borrowed did buy. Sheriff Glover was
called down stairs and testified that
Evans had $16 to take to Pt. Marlon
and that he admitted that Roy Cox
made the remark that he "wouldn't
mind having a drink of whiskey when
the boys got back that night." Musgrove.
afraid somebody wo-.ld let a
cat out of the bag he didn't want to
see. refused to allow Constable Michael
to testify as to the conversation
he heard regarding the $10 which went
to Pt. Marion. Miller, after listening
to a long presentation of the matter
as it appeared to Musgrove. stated sarcastically
that Musgrove had explained
bis own theory and he had nothing
to say. However,'he was persuaded
to remark that there was decidedly
too mcuh whiskey for the amount
of men and that as-- Cox had been
proced a liar, somebody was sure
nunLy. neanng m tne matter continued
at length, pro and con until noon
when adjournment until this afternoon
at two was made.
President Wilson
Rested on Friday
ABOARD THE UNITED STATES
S. CEORGE WASHINGTON, Friday.
10 p. m.?(Wireless to Associated
Press.)?President Wilson's third day
at sea found him much improved in
health. His cold is yielding to treatment
and his voice rested and much
stronger.
Having cleared the work which had
accumulated at his desk, the President
enjoyed a day of recreation and
exercise.
His ship ran into somewhat better
weather this morning after a night of j
very heavy weather.
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ENGLAND'S GREAT SEA
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cables have hinted. It's Britain's sr<
er secrecy unnecessary- Notice the <
terprise Association, who sends this r
blical pictures of Noahs' ark?a huge
11 admitted they never knew about th
HOLLAND W i
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Bat Will First Offer to In-j
tern Them on a Dutch
Island.
LONDON, Dec. 7.?If the Allies
insist upon the delivery of the for
mer German Emperor and crown I
prince to an internatioal court of 1
justice Holland will yield but will i
first urge tliat Allies content them- j
selves with an undertaking by Holland
to intern them for life in one
of the - Dutch colonies, accordig to
an Amsterdam dispatch to The Express.
Holland, it is understood, will sug- I
gest that Her Hobenzollern and his
son be placed on an island, in either
the east or west Indies, where he will
be guarded by a Dutch fleet. It
is also anticipated that Holland will
be asked for compensation for permitting
a violation of her neutrality,
by allowing German troops to
pass through the province of Limbnrg
on their retreat from Belgium
and receiving German ships from
Antwerp. This compensation may
possibly be the cession of cetaln
territory along the Belgium frontier
owned by Holland since 1S39. Per- j
hone >??. snuthern nart of Dutch !
Limburg will be demanded. The
population of this region is princi- !
pally Belgian.
FARM BUREAU WEEK
ONLY FAIR SUCCESS
County Farm Agent W. E. McComas.
in malting a report this morning as to
progress in this week's drive to gain
new members for the Farm Bureau
and also to arouse interest in the conning
reconstruction period which will
demand that farm production this
coming year be greater than ever;
states that work so far has not been
quite up to standard due to the great
amount of sickness throughout the
county. Returns from the 100 men
selected to work various divisions in
the county have not all come into his
office as yet. So far Farm Bureau
Week has come to a close with a record
for work done, fair, under the clr
VUlUSUUiVCo.
County Superintendent W. E. Michael
visited schools with Mr. McComas
yesterday in Lincoln district and the
two men worked together. Much planning
for future farm work was done
and a great deal of canvassing. Mr.
McComas gave a number of interesting
talks regarding the need for greater
interest in farming.
Miss Blanche Price, county home
demonstrate nagent. gained 20 new
members to boys* and girls* clubs yesterday.
This work aids materially In
the drive; because boys and girls remain
as ever the biggest influence In
families. Perhaps at present, more
young, people are Interested than
grown people. The strain of the past
few months* suffering from influenza
has crippled tho energies of a vast
majority of people and for this reason.
the drive did not advance the
country's interests to the extent it is
hoped that it will do a little later,
when it is the intention of W. E. McComas
and other farm agents throughout
the country, to-take up the work
s*gainT
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ir sm
l MISTERY REVEALED!
$se;?^, < .i '' \^
? ?
sat "Coating airdrome." H. M. S. Furi<
iviation field on top. where planes lan<]
totable picture, writes that there are
> rowboat with a perfectly flat top, tmo
ese ships. ,
eIpIoml !
s if nil in
W " " " ~ !
Teat Idea
of Valortor
Yankees
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Copy of Paper Dropped By
German Airman on. American
Front.
The other day The West Virginian
printed a letter written by iTivate
Lloyd E. Moore, of Company ?, 28th
Engineers, to his father. Eider Ira E.
Moon., of Barrackville. in which he
mentions that he enclosed a piece of
German propaganda which he had
seen dropped from a German airplane.
Here is what the German airman had
to say:
The Better Part of Valor.
Are you a brave man or a
coward ?
It takes a brave man to stand
up for his principles. Cowards
stand behind leaders and die. imagining
that by so doing they become
heroes.
The motive of an. act is its
measure. If you think the war :s
hell and that you as a citizen of
the United States of America
have no business to be fighting in
France for England you are a
coward to stay with it. If you
had the courage to face criticism
you would get out and over the
top in no time to a place-where
there is some likelihood that you
may see home again.
What business Is tnis war in Europe
to you anyhow? You don't
want to annex anything, do you?
Yon didn't want to give up your
Stfo for the abstract thing "hu- |
inanity."
If you believe In humanity and
that life is precious, save your own
life and dedicate it to the service '
of your own country and the woman
who deserves it of you.
Lots of you fellows are staying
with It because you are too
cowardly to protest, to assert
your own wills. Your wills are
the best judges of what is best for
yon to do. Don't ask any one's
opinion as to what you would better
do! You know beet what is
the right thing to do. J>o it and
save your life! Germany never
did any harm to you; all the
newspaper tales of wrongs were
printed to inflame you to the fighting
pitch: they were lies, you
know you C3n"t believe what you
read in the papers.
If you stay with the outfit ten
chances to one, all you will get
out of it will be tombstone in
Prance.
Mrs. Hunsaker to Be
Buried on Tuesday
Funeral services over the body of
Mrs. William F. Hunsaker. whose
i death occurred on Friday morning at
I her home at Kingmopt. will be held on
Tuesday frqm the First Presbyterian
church in this city. While the exact
hour has not been named the services
will probably be held In the morning
[ followed by burial to Woodlawn cerre- ]
[ tery. Two" brothers of Mrs. Hucsaker..
i Adam Brown, of Shenandoah. Pa., and j
; Richard Brown, of Alexander. La., and t
> their families are en route here. 1
Many Useful Christ*
IE ARM
|
>us, never pictured until the surren[
and depart. H. E. Bechtol, Euroother
floating airdromes, some of
>ke being blown out the back. GerWTmrnT
A SMOOTH CROOK
County Officers Are Investigating
Shop Lifter
Captured Here.
Harry Gordon Gulnn. sometimes
known as Harris Wilkins. aged 1J>,
now rests in jail, after a strenuous
time lit tb^eity yesierdar. Kany is
said to be an adept actor, possessing
tear ducts which can be turned on and
oil like water. Officers stated this
morning "that he was. the cleverest
crook they had ever ran up against?
so exact and temperamental in his
manner of presenting hs various acts,
that he very nearly get released. A.:
B. Scott an-1 Kinkaid's Rubber Stamp
works were both robbed yesterday Just
a few moments apar. Scott's jewelry
Store was visited first, and upon pretense
of using the 'phone, Ilarry Guinn
pocketed a S2S.50 gold watch and a
pocket book belonging to Terese Rogers.
c'.erk in the store, containing
nearly 310.
It wasn't more than two minutes j
after the robbehry until Mr. Scott j
mlsed the things and immediately
went after the young man. Officers
were noti3ed. n the meantime Guinn
went up the stairway next to Scott's
and helped himself to tools He threw
the pocket, book la the hall, patting
the' money In his pocket. Mr. Scott
followed ani found the young mac.
but did not feel like accusing him directly.
Constable Michael was not so
delicate about the matter. Appearing
about the same Irae. he took a chance
on Guinn being the thief and took him
to Prosecuting Attorney Haggerty's
office. Thre, Cuinn sobed so realistically
that Scotr did not press vigorous
punishment. The money and watch
was found in Guinn's possession.
Though once or twice Guinn attempted
to ecape. he was finally locked up in
jail.
Though this case is plain against the j
young man. tor the present stealing, j
officers this morning started investi- I
gation regarding other thefs which ]
have been committed about the city, j
which they fieri sure Cuinn known j
something about. A young man rep- j
resenting himself to be a telephone inspector,
has been entering houses and
carrying away valuables when he left.
People about the city who have lost
articles in this manner are being interviewed
and warrants will he issued
against Guinn as goon as the resultare
considered. A hearing wil be held
this afternoon if possible.
Gas Producer Man
Visits New Plant!
I
i
Arthur H. Lyan. designer of the j
Lymn producer, which is nearly com- j
pie ted at Tenth rtreet. close "to the
Mono gah Class Works, arrived at
Fairmont thi? morning on the 6 o'clock
train from New York. P. A. Staples
acompanied Mm. After breakfast Mr.
Lymn went directly to the new producer
plant and remained until noon,
when he returned to the Fairmont
hotel for his bagase. going directly
from there to the 12: OB train back to
New York.
There is only one other Lymn producer
in America?the other at Irwin.
Pa. The Lymn producer at Irwin has
been running succes fully for a year.
There' has oeen some delay in starting
the Lymn producer in this city, -which
will furnish gas to the Monongah
Glass factorie at Twelfth street. Both
new factory and warehouse there are
complete and waiting for the gas It
was stated this morning that Lymn.
gas would he -turned on at the Monougah
Glas Works by the loth of next
month.
nasShopping Hints
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FORCE IN
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| Congress WiIlHa|j|l
| To Pass Some|^
IGEN.MARGHEXPLAIN
| Three Transports Now
Way Back With
Wounded.
! (By -Asscoi ted Frew) t$ip
! WASHINGTON. Dec. 7.-Ffre ?^
i Jitional divisions have been degnjtefieB
assigned to the Aemricaii army of oc- I
cupation now advancing Into Ger- :I
many. General March announced tp-M
day. They are the Second-and .
enth Regulars, the 2Sth (Fai).
' 33d (111.) National Guards. tttejfl
I Northeast (Second Maryland. MtfPgSrS
Strict of Columbia) jitional
These five divisions have.>'%^^M
i /rifon 1*a tficlr r\f i%f?winrln<r T-WTIWil
fol.tix vm- .
burg. General March announced, and;
go to specific areas aronbd tfonfmejM
St. Mihiel and Longuyon. Ttre^^H
the Second line of the army0af;3j?|
patlon. ready to reinforce
army on the Rhine If necessadry-jS
The eprosnnel assigned li i TTi'injM
Pershing for early return hmm#?^l
glern by Gerenal March- as 5,3^5aiji^M
cers and 125,515 men. AddtttdPmW
units of the 92d and the 87th':d??|j|9
ions with some Coast artllleWr .-i?5eCiW
1 meats and engineers are IncladesBH
General March announb($i^.|UamB
at home during the past vreekjndSgM
than 200.000 men had been releaacdSB
i The total number of officers TeteaSiSM
up to yesterday was 7,658.
charge system Is being rapidly sr
ed up as the men in charge of it be-lfl
came more accustomed to the opera- I
Announcement was . madji of tbejl
sailing from France of the'tnuaqM^^^H
Susquehanna, Santa
Kalb. with sick, wounded
uals. The Santa Anna
sailed December 2 and may be\iepcn^^^H
ed to arrive in New York about Do-.S
cember 17. The Susquehaniz^;iNe^M^H
from France on November
due to arrive in New York PeceWbe^B
' Af <111 ilil II |I I iiiWwiWi'TMlSf^B
me iuuii ml i ,u .
ready actually embarked for" hormetJ
examination of casualty lig^^f I
ion was 44 officers and I
March said it would be necessao^
will be.needed afte rthefour n
(Ha chief of-staff said, it
easy to bring home attyasBCMpfl
guards and National army_dp?fenM^H
within the four months.:
to which each large unit will be aeml
for demobilization will besunc r
as soon as General PerahiagSS^^^H
that the new units have stsrtedBnH
home.
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