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WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18, 1918 <*?B*> >? ** s *?**- ' PRICETH&Bi ENTS
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| fleers to Arrest People
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H f 'Siting Evil Has Been
' Growing in Fairmont
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K' ;'v j Mayor Anthony Bo wen this morning
J .- Soiled Chief of Police Fred S. iHarr to
- instruct his officers to place under arfoBt
any man or -woman cought in the
^^^B^.act of spitting on the sidewalks or
.' Crossings of this city, and to this end
V ordered the publication of city crdinM
znce section No. 64. chapter 27. of the
?r "i Muicipal code of the city of Fairmont, j i
HT shich resas as follows:
B Sec. 64. It shall be unlawful for
any person to spit on the side- .
-alks or street crossings of any j I
\ pahlic thoroughfares in the limits I
< of the' city of Fairmont, or in or I
' - upon any part of any public build
f ins unutr the control 01 cue :viajui
and Common Council of the city of j
: Fairmont, or upon the floor, platform
or steps of any street rail- :
way car. or other public vehicle i
. carrying passengers for hire, or jn
upon the rbor of any depot or sta- i
. lion, or upcn the station platforms
or stairs of any railroad or other |
- coramcr. carrier or upon the floor
'.. or step3 of any theater store fac
lory pr any building which is used ;
' in common by the public or upon
the floor or hall or office in any ;ii
. hotel or lcdging house which Is. i e
j used i-t common by the guests \ f
thereof. 11
Passed June 16. 1918. ; a
' In issnlng this order to his officers!
Mayor Eowen also asks the hearty co- t
operation .of the public in the obser- ">
ration and enforcement of this law. r
-It has been frequently brought to v
the attention of the city officials that s
esidents of the city have become exceedingly
slack in matters of this kind I
and that as a consequence the side
walks and crossings are not only nn- 1
sightly In the extreme but that the I
nuisance was rapidly becoming a men- I
ace to the health of the city. c
The recent deveopment of the "fluepidemic
in this city has again brought' ,
this matter to light and health otfi- :
dais and the public in general are uni- 1
ted in the belief that a stopping of 0
this "splitting nuisance' in this city 5
would aid materially in stamping out 1
the epidemic. Disease germs spread 1
rapidly from secretions of the mouth .
and nose and these germs distributed 11
indiscriminately on the sidewalks and 1
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Funeral services over the body of
Mrs. Margaret West Weaver, wife of
jr.- M. Weaver, whose death occurred
on Tuesday afternon at her homo in 1 c
Spring street after an illness with t
pneumonia, will take place on Thurs- r
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the I
residence and will be conducted by i
Rev. C. E. Goodwin, pastor of the t
First M. E. church. Interment will be c
made in Woodlawn cemetery by Un- i
-?CAUX?.CX XV. v>. wuties. C
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1^, '; ^ederick, Md, Wires *
^ "Grand Opera House, Fairmont. J
jSt" W- Va.:?Without a doubt Fred g
erlck V. Bowers In 'I'M 60 HAPV
Py Is the best musical show that
I ffi' erer played this city they will c
positively do capacity on. return i
B/fHouse. Frederick Md." t
The third installment c
K-'i ^liberty Loan Bonds will be
fH^ ; bank December 19,1918.
^Subscribers are reque
We also call attention t
I paid the second installment
payable November 1st, thai
'. V-'-.vtr3fe?v . _r.
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Here's an auto-load of soldiers raac
ne on the right fender with their rifles
rowds on the sidewalk. Said crowds se<
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ruric Spadonia, Died at f1
Fairmont Hospital This | F
Morning.. i"
!) . .tii came as a relief this morn- L
as to Turic Spadoni. an Italian min- ;
r, aged 23, woh had been bed rldder. i
or a period of three year3 at the !
"airmont hospital, suffering untold
gonies from a broken back.
The accident which eventualy cost,
he man his lire occurred three years
go while ho was at work in the Hart- ;r
nore coal mines in Randolph county. c.
rhen he was caught beneath a fall of Lj
The man was admited to the hos- j.
>ital shortly after the accident and t(
ivcrythins possible was done to re- e,
leve bis suite rings, and these efforts Lprolonged
his life, though it was realzed
form the first that he must sacunib
to the effects of the accident.
A sad feature of the affair is that f(
he man has a wife and family in Q
taly woh were unable to come to b
ilm owing to the i raasportation fa- ?
ulties which were blocked on account i t(
>i ine war. Throughouthis years of
nvalidism the man bore his suffering 7j
nanfuly and cheerfully. .
The body is at the Jones undertakng
establishment awaiting burial arrangements.
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Dry Amendment - I
Sure This Winter I
(By Associated Press) c
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?Ratifi- d
.ation of the prohibition amendment t t>
o the Federal constitution by the E
lecessary three-fourths of the states s
>y next February 1 is preditced by
n a survey jot the prohibition sitna- e
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AU11 JUftUC yuuiit; luuaj MJ uic wv/aiu y
>? of temperance, prohibition and n
>ubllc morals of the Methodist Epis- p
opal church. n
Fifteen states have approved the s
amendment and the board declares p
hat 30 other states the legislatures u
it -which will meet next month will a
rote favorably on the proposal for ri
latlon wide prohibition. 1<
BRUSSELS, Dec. 18.?Permanent t)
ommittees have been formed by the a
lelgian government to decide upon ^
mportant problems which develop at s]
he Peace conference. These commit- n
ees will sit at Brussels. a
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>f 20 per cent on Fourth J]
due and payable at this t.
sted to make payments ?
o subscribers not having
; of 20. per cent due and ti
t the same must be paid
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nk of Fairmont *
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Before You Lay the
ing riontously though the famous B
ready to Are; anither on the left f<
;m very willing t) be far away from
diversity's Bacteriologist ?
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JL/CiiVClO JJCVtiuv tv I
Teachers of City.
Stating that he believed Spanish
ifiuctiia. which is a highy coalman ilble
disease, could be wiped out in
lis country and that other infectious
ad contagious diseases could be reuced
to a minimum it the cities and
iwns of the United States were to
aact and rigidly enforce anti spitng
laws, and giving many more
luallv as potent facts regarding the
?cogr.ition. prevention and treatment
f.the disease. Dr. Aaron Arkin. pro
ssor of pathology and bacteriology \
C West- Virginia university, lectured i
efore the school teachers of Fairlont
Independent school district yes:rday
afternoon at the High school
aditorium oh the subject. "Recognton
and Prevention of Epidemic In
Dr. .Arkin prefaced his remarks with
brief history of the disease now
revalent in this country as well as
lany ether countries and stated that
tfluenta was recognized as a disease
s far back as 400 B. C. and that epiemics
were recorded in the Sevenjentli.
Eighteenth and Nineteenth
enturics. The first epidemic of the
isease, la grippe which is, Dr. Arkin
eieves, very similar to the disease
ow prevalent, to appear in the United
totes was in the years 1SS9 to 1900
'hen a serious outbreak was experinced
practically over the whole coun y.
This the speaker regarded as- a
inch more serious outbreak than the
resent one owing to the much larger
umber of fatalities. Dr. Arkin laid
'* ikn4 tP rrirl noQflfl
itcdo uu LUC lav.t ua?> u. i(>>u LMLV ~*MV?
ainstaking efforts were not put forth
> stamp out the disease this year that
much more serious outbreak could
;asonably be expected in the year
Spanish influenza is generally said
) have originated in Spain. However
lis country resents this accusation
ad, according to Dr. Arkin's belief,
le disease originated in the orient,
pread from there to Austria and Gerlany,
thence to France and England
nd then to the United States. Dr.
rkin believes the disease was nnonbtedly
brought to this country by
mvalescent troops brought^ from
broad and centered in mobilization
imps. The disease first received its
Art in this country in a town in
[assachusetts with a population of
>,000, forty per cent, of the inhabi:nts
of this town being victims of
le disease. The a._. very
ipidiy going at the -rate of 100 miles
er hour traveling by the railroads
ntil k reached practically every
amlet, village, town iuu city in the
nited States.
Before going into the history, recgnitloa.
prevention and treatment of
la u..K-e Dr. Arkin gave an intersting
chronological history of scienfic
research into disease from the
sziiest time up to the twentieth cenlry,
and methods by which germ life
ad bacteria was discovered.
E>A^nf?ntt!nn a# Infltienn.
Spanish infuenza or "three day leer."
according to Dr. Arkin, except
t -ver ysevere cases, is hardly recog(Cor
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randenburg gate, in Berlin. Ton sec \
>n<ler is waving the red flag at the I'
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She Has Been Getting Let-;
tars Polish Officers
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WARSAW. Monday, Dec. 16.?The!
mother of former Emperor Nicholas of J
Russia, who Is living near Lividia, is j
Crimea has been receiving letters!
every ten days that purported to come >
from the former ruler according to Po- i
lisli ofTicers who have arrived here:
from Sebastopol.
The Dowager Empress and all aboul
her are convinced that Nicholas Romano
is stUl alive, according to information
givan J he officers hy a member of
their housbold."
Last Evening the President
Had Long Talk With
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, Dec. 18.?Much interest attaches
to the conferences which Presi
-irrneAM hern -oHtfe Vfno> \7?o. !
UCUb vr 14CVU (t tl n?ku * 'V
to Emmanuel who is expected to arrive
here tomorrow. It lias been said
by the President's associates that lie
will go linu.r into the subject of
Italy's position at the peace conference
in his coaversations with L.
.uug having already had several informal
talks during, the-volage'from
America to Franca with Count Macchi.
PARIS, Dec. 18?President Wilson
and Marshal Foch talked for half an
hour last night, the subjects Ui*-et
discussion were mainly in reference
to the armistice between -dies
and Germamj. Mr. Wilson was ms.t
favorably Impressed as tnsr - of
the first extended conversation he has
had with the Marshal, according to
Jlurc m-a, of the Echo ? r-uris.
Plans will be worked out for a
Christmas and New Years celebration
for the Fairmont Rotary club by a
committee composed of Dr. H. L_ Salterfleld.
3 H. Rownd and H. E. Engie.
The celebration will .be held on Thursnicht
Jannarv 2. and the exact na
tore of the 6vent has not. beerr'deflniteljr
ecied upon at this time. However,
one thing Is certain, and that is that
the ladies -win. be there. A. meeting
<?t the committee was held ISSt night,
and plans were considered, hot farther
notices will be given oat when the
committee again meet.
Joseph Brunnetti. aged 46, a resident
of Chlefton died there this morning,
after an llness with infinenzt. He is
survived by a wife and six children.
The body w 1L be brought to Mcnongan
tomorrow and. Interred there by Undertaker
R- c. Jones.
vy<.. <tr^WB8Hy^fK!^ftjK'K?w3H
These are German Soldiers, deje
trailing back'into the suburbs from
bands and the hochs of excitel crowds
the benighted earth. Some of them
they sell as keepsakes to the civilian
crowd now.
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Operators and Mine Workers
Readied Amicable
Agreement Yesterday.
Belief of J. Walter Barnes. State
Fuel administrator of the State of
West Virginia, is that the United
States Fuel administration will function
until March 1 and possible April
1. The administration, it is thought,
will be able to do some effective work
over the winter months.
"Fin" is Better.
The attack of "flu" among the min
ers and their families at Jamison Ko.
9 at Farmington has imporved, and
last night the last'of tie two nurses
left for Philadelphia. The "flu"
among the miners has practically
been eliminated.
Collecting Data.
J. Walter Barnes, Fuel administer
of the state, is gathering data from
ihe chairmen of every county in the
state. The chairman of each county
committee is to report all the activities
in his county.
Cars Oft Again.
In the Fairmont region today there
are a total of 1.030 cars. The placement
at 7 o'clock this morning was
poor at 800 cars. Today's cars are
classified as follows: Open. 947; coke,
58; M. V. T.. 10; teamtrack, 15.
Yesterday's Loading.
Yesterday's loading was light with
a total of 879 cars. There were loaded
east 755 coal and 18 coke cars,
and west 74 coal and 22 coke cars.
This makes a total of 783 cars ea /
and 96 cars west.
United Mine Workers.
Fred .Mooney, secretary of District
17, Charleston, is la the city today.
Robert Peters. Isaac Scoot and H.
T. Wilson, auditors, .will leave tonight
for Charleston, where they will
canvass the. voce castm uistncii / at
the ' recent United Mine Workers"
Ira Marks, of Flemington. and
Armando Folio, of "Wendell, fifth vice
presiednt of the West Virginia State
Federation of labor, was at the conference
here yesterday.
Frice Codification.
Today J. Walter Barnes. State
Fuel administrator, received a com persldent
of the West Virginia State
Fuel administration, giving the codification
of Virginia coal prices. The
prices mentioned are omissions and
corrections, bat no change in the
price is noted.
.Voir With State Body.
Miners' unions at Monongah, Barter.
Mt. Clare. Wllsonburg. Meadowbrook
and Worthington are now affil
iated with the State Federation ol
Labor, said W. M. Rogers, state president,
Lake Season Shipments.
The United States Geological survey
report issued Monday says thai
the final report or lake shipments
show for the season -S.1S3.317 net
tons of -cargo coal,- a new high record,
and slightly in' excess of the program
of 28,000,000 tons .established early
in the season. Shipments in the week
anting December 7 were 80,680 tons.
It is lnterestig to note that although
the lake traffic in 1018 was greater
than in 1917 the vessel fuel used was
less l,600.00(Vtons in 1917 against
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cted and defeated, worn and beaten,
which they marched to the music of
. four years ago. to spread kultur over
now are carrying extra rifles, which
crowds. There's no arrogance in this
killedjn action
j Millersville Soldier Was
j First Reported As Being
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Conner of
Millersville. have received official, information
that their son Thomas Conner
had been killed in action.
Young Conner had been in France
abont four months and was first reported
misoing but later information
brings the sad news to the anxious
father and mother that their son has
made the supreme sacrifice and that
{ they would see him no more.
Mr. and Mrs. Conner have the sympathy
of many friends in their bereavement
isau Tivr n vrinn
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Meanwhile We Must Have
Big Navy Declares
( By Associated Press)
AXX.:. OLJS, Md.. Dec. is.?At least
a year, possibly two years, -will be required
before the nation can return
to normal peace conditions and "we.
will be fortunate if conditions abroad
make demobilization possible at so
early a date," said Secretary Daniels
j here today addressing the conference
of state governors.
The navy, said the Secretary, must
be increased and'strengthened to enable
the United States to contribute as
many units as an) ~ -a? -co an
international police force, but he added.
"I look to see the peace conference
put an end to competitive big navy
Efiiciency Meetings
for M.E. Church South
The presiding cider and the district
Sunday school committee of the Fairmont
district of the Southern Methou.st
Episcopal conference has planned
a series of church efficiency con:
ferences to be held at various point:
throughout the district beginning
with tnis evening
The conference will embrace sever
services. beginning December 18 ane
ending the folowiag Sunday, at whlct
time three services will be held
Teams composed of two speaker:
each visit the various designated
points and these teams will move or
from evening to evening until tin
: course is completed. - The following
i places are to be visited by the eftl
: chency experts: Fair-view, RiresvlUe
, Farmlngton. Fairmont. hionongah
i Enterprise and Clarksburg. Thea
- meetings will begin simultaneous!;
: this evening. r
These efficiency meeting? havi
i been arranged and are iff charge o
Presiding Elder A. M. Martin, Chair
i man of the District Sunday Scboo
t Committee C. W. CoCman and Dia
trict Xeudrr D- P. Smith.
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Postponed Until After
Chairman Hitchcock?
willing to PredictPT^^I
bable ActioiC?^i
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/ T?.. ? .' !<% 'af#ut ?Priao?%_^T?^^g^8S^^M
day urg"d postponement M tfc?5*? qnes-fj
lions until after the pewcei^^^^MgH
cusssed atid decided to
such postponement And. also i for J
rogation of the President' extraorChairman
party lines. He would :
what action finally might he takens!
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<Br /ssociated
flight in whai is expected to be<4M?ip?
lar daily mail service -tatSgjMEMpH^H
York and Chicago began to y at 7:20. j
when Leon ?>. Smith took
Belmont Park. L. I. His
ries 400 pounds of maDL V
At Bellefonte. Pa^. he will descend
and pat bin mail in the care of
other air pilot who wdHtrgbareBB
to Cleveland, where a\.tldail^wHH|H
will carry it on to Chlcag&ZjgjSg;
Smith, formerly a
atlon instructor, made a start^EyKM
a. m.. bnt motor trouble developed audi
he returned tc the'
a new machine - 7'~^^SJS
Leon G. Smith the ariatoi^^^^*B^H
mail aeroplane, who. left NewhH
today for Chicago. *istead]gKi?9^^H
at Bellefonte, near here for mail.IsH^H
ed at State College -a$at^jBjaS?M
from Bellefonte,. shorth after
o'clock. A safe landlnyStte^^^W
owing to no hehp?a hetej^mfiBg^^^B
some dilcalty was expeBdeacedStiM^^^M
ting the motor started again.
airplane flying west, b the
.New York to CMcago?^i^flfiH^^H
mail. passed over Potfc-feMpBWP^^B
this city at 11 oUpc. morning.
The aviator was flying high and fash
rn4 markings on
be distinguished.,
ment President Wilson
' rarinna
II advanced as regaxds ^h^cSj^^^H
I leasee of national ;*?. s a
; issued today by the -AmiiatMjMM
' conference.
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