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* I ^..T C OA 7 ( I r%i% PS I I ptIZ. T Is I 1 (III ^KBv I ^^6a3d^w-^2d I Dally Average j y VjwFi ^LB" I B Bf B B. P y y y| S/ ^LP B B ^ B | high winds. L \u*pv ^wjvQjX^^r v . BL ^r^^r^-^wo-NxrivEST pmcEtggg^n HED RULE HAS TOD 'HI MB K;-; FearfoT Story of Condition Told By Maj. ' I, HE ISJWHE WITHESS |jjft Tells of Some of the Hor- j w rors He Personally K'; ' -Witnessed. E | (Editor's Note?What are the BolshHr .ertkl. Join;;' in -Russia? What doc3 K Bolshevism mean in Russia, when it Hr~ flourishes? Is it honest or dishonest? H These are questions that all America i* wonts answered. Russia is & far cry ! " ~ " * sinrMS ! I . ITOZD SU &or auvxco. w?*?*v ?e . come to us by cables and in corregpofl- < deuce. Major Jaromlr Spaec'K, wrote the following for bis newspaf ?r. ; is a Czech-j-Slovak soldier who only reB cently left the Czecho-Slovak armies ia Siberia. The Czecho-SlovaKs af? Slavs, mostly Bohemians, and wef? part of Austria's army. "While Russia [ was still fighting, these Bohemian sol- < H dlers were taken prisoners or they d?~ "serted to the other side.. When Russia HF?-jeft the war. the* were some 60.00? pv of-these soldiers, and. as the Germs a I- army began tt> overrun the land, th? ' Bohemian.-; decided to leave Russia . by way of Siberia and go to France to'light with the forces of democracy H for Bohemia's liberty They begat ' p marching from wher^rer they haP- [ pened to he Snddenly. the Bolsh? viki attempted to stop them and dis- ; - aim - them The Czecho-Slovks. wh?. , by the way, are all republicans, re- ! K.' sisted; and, ever since, they have be?t V - at. war with the Bolsheviki Most of , them are still marooned in parts of ( Russia and Siberia, bat a few axe coO stantly getting through to Vladivostok. . where thsy set sail to America Major , Spaock is one of them His ohserva- , 111 Ecsseia and Siberia have beet 1 | *p. recent ar.d his reputation is so well ^ * esx2Dnsncu int tue zonowicg artic*^ B can"; only ty looked upon as authority- ( ^-^gehr-Edltor) , ByMAJOR JAROMIR SPACER. H^Mintary Aide at Washington to Pre*. ( G, Masaryk, President of the , HpV Czecho.Slovak Republic. . -v/WlUillrerr revolution - torn German"? ] V - will finally sink down under a BoishH etikl regime or not. one thing IsO ceT tain, under the auspices, encourg*- 1 mernt. plo:3 and financing of a kaiser- i ruled Germany, Russia was thrown to ' the tender mercies of the Bolshevik i n^ob,- who thereafter worked every I hour and every day in the interests ?t > ' Germany. f - : They were pro-German throughout. 1 In the service of Germany, they disor- 1 I ganized cho Russian army and destroy- " I . ed Russian industry and agriculture. > I In the service of Germany, they s?nt I Bfo "the Russsian governments gold to the t :/ kaiser's agents- They fought every -element that was opposed to the kaisf# i^and that is why they sought to fight B~ -the Czecho-Slovaks. B And their very army, their Red I Guard, had as 80 per cent or its me?- < ' bership German and Magyar (H0U- , garian) prisoners of war in Rus?iu. } . When onr Czechs killed some of thjs j " so-called Red Guard ? found on their 3 ". bodies registration cards indicates 3 I that the individual was a German ?r | " -Magyar prisoner of -war in Russia.. ( vWe also found printed orders signed t . J by Emperor William or Emperor Ksri j ordering these prisoners to enlist 1? 3 the Bolshevik arm v.. Could any strcn- , i ger proof be required to convince any , H I sane man that the Bolshevik regime 1 . * was a pro-German regime? j -Owing to their neglected conditf0? 3 under the old czrlst regime, the msss ; v of the peasants, with little or no edh .. cation, kept in subjection by the in'n- 1 H, Istry, the military and the prieses. b^i i H- the. most primitive ideas about the ] . .function of government They were ! easily indmed by pictures of a T?.t0- ! V pia which could not possibly be real- 1 I ' ized They were easily led to a pas. ; / - slonate hatred of not only the rich but *J . of common men and women who ba<3 1 . -acnmulated small homes and home- 3 . steads by their laborfc-i - An. that Bolshevism accomplished. . however, was to bring oh a state ?f . anarchy nd wholesale destruction s?d ' f . murder. Promised social reform w OproprletorshiD of land and in indds c try have resulted only in the destfdeH ' tion of factories and business and Jh B l the failure to cultivate vast reaches ! B \ of land which formerly produced th* -food upon which Russia lived. "Eactorlos were bcrned by mobs l?d ' [gagg Bolsheviks. And even where land 1 r-Jwas divided among the mob. it was im. > Irk it because of lack or J id machinery. >w how to ran factories 1 da were either mnrderconceal themselves. 1 i. vrho had owned t?elr 1 he revolution, produce^ ' a last sum miner to jat1 seeds, because tt?ey beviki would confiscate ay for It in money that . After a year of nnrevism the Russian co^n. i get no material for hoes, no manufactured Kind, while in the cities 1 in asrony for food, of the Bolsheviks hare 1 mdition of ffalra up?h i of the bourgeoisie" s . Thus thp passion ?f i jed on Page 4.) I NEO RUSSIA ITABLE SHAMBLES ? MAJOC JAJ?QMl? S&AZXXC. ?? ~ ~ COAL LOADING HEBE TO BEW LIGHT Christmas Holidays Will Be Responsible for This -> Condition. ? Coal loading in the Fairmont region w-3s pretty lair yesterday when 1,102 cars were filled. The leading today will be light and tomorrow no coal will be oaded because of Christinas lay- On Thursday scarcely any coal will be loaded and on Friday and Saturday the indications are that the loading will be light. Yesterday's loading consisted of 1,>20 coal and 20 coke cars east and 40 :o?l and 22 coke west. Pay Day Observed. The bigger operations paid their smPloyes yesterday and the money came in handy for Christmas shop-. ?ing. The pay was a heavy one. * Today's care. There are 14132 cars in the region tolay and the placement is 1,002. They ire classified as follows: Open, 1,148; coke, 66; team track, IS. Isner In Elkins. R- B. Isner, district representative if the United States Fnel administration. left last night for Elkins, where ie will spend Christmas day at his io?e. "Flu" Is Batter. John M. Wolfe, general manager of the operations of the Jamison Coal ind coke company, today stated that flu" was improved at the company's mines. Mr. Wolfe states there are out tour cases at all of the mines of the :o?pany. The Jamison company has always art InfArAst in their minors' wel Care and were cautious to take prereutive steps In time td guard against Lb? spread of the disease in epidemic proportions. "White Christmas" is Altogether Possible "leather forecasts are for a cold map tonight and possibly snow, with :h? "pearly white" scheduled for tomorrow, so that a "white Christmas" is Probable after all. This snap follows the warmest December weather Cor twenty-nine years. Tomorrow the churches will hold Christmas services as usual. All of tbe theaters will be open with special performances and extra music plan-* aed. The postoffice will be closed tomorrow and no city deliveries will be made. Rural carriers will deliver mail, however, and all parcel post mail will bo delivered. Postmaster Mauley promising all Christmas packages by Christmas evening. Rain- this morning began to fall heavily about nine o'clock and interbred greatly with shoppers who tad planned to do a good day's work. The strets were wet and muddy and just is tew people as possibel were out. If th rain ceases by evening all stores will b crowded to capacity tonight. Belated shoppers aud others kept in today will make It up before midaiSht. us, ? ? ^ High Ready for Bristol Tonigbt The first basket ball game of the season will be played tonight at the y. it, C. A. at :15 o'clock. The game mill be plavOed with the Bristol hUV school team.. Bristol comes highly recommended as a fast floor team, and s coached by tournament at Buckhanlon Fairmont team will pick players Irona the following:HiU? Fuzzy, Knight. Brown. Juean. t lewing. rtoiumu, won, ^ess, and Pierpont Both teams are In joe condition and & hard game is expected A large crown is expected t# ittead' ? Victory Christmas to Be Celebrated New TORK. Dec. 24.?Pnbic celejration of Victory cbristmas in New fork tomorrow as well as those in bonsands of homes hee have been iraaged with a special view of prodding Yaletide cheer for the 100.000 eh}caed American soldiers, sailors tod marine. The West Vi r ' MiiiiiTi 10 GET MEMORIAL: Initiative Steps Talc:n to! IT:nor Marion County Sammies. The special committee or the Fair- j mont Chamber of Commerce consist-', lag of J. M. Jacobs, J. Walter Barnes j and W. J. Wiegel, .appointed to suggest names for a county wide Sol- j . oiers' and Sailors' Memorial Commit- 11 tee, met at the Chamber of Commerce j rooms last night and appointed the ' fallowing committee to represent the various districts of the county: Fairmont District?Mrs. James A. j Meredith, O. S. McKinney, Robert T.! Cunningham, Sam R. Jiuzum, A. L.! Lehman, H. S. Lively, Thomas L j m T. Wntchinson. i. ? ? Grant District?Carroll Currey, D. F. Smith, Mrs. Rebecca Thompson. Lincoln District?\V. E. Mapel. A. J. McDaniel, Mrs. Alexander C. Becson. Mannington District?James T. Criss, Lawrence S. Schwenck, George W- Bowers, E. Orville Murray, Miss Lucy Prichard. ' , Paw Paw District?J. Y. Hamilton, C. C- Arnett, Mrs. J. W. Devison. Union District?Harry Shaw, John ' S. Scott, Philip Van Gilder, Mrs. Hugh F. Smith. Winfield District?Dr. F. W. Hill. J. J. Heiskell, Mrs. Anthony Bowen. The committee expects to have notices maield today to each member or the committee, notifying them of their appointment. State Bank Slices Mellon December 30 The board or directors of the Fairmont tSate Bank, one of the youngest of Fairmont's financial instittions, organized only about a year ago. has declared a dividend of six per cent, payable December 30 next. The bank is growing very rapidly. Sheriff Grabs Hold of 400 Pints of Booze Fob hundred pnts of whiskey were confisicated at Finch's run last night when SherifT Glover and Deputy Sheriff Beatty intercepted an automobile. The occupants, an American a negro, and'an Italian are In jail awaiting the formal bringing of charges. The auto is being taken in charge of by the sheriff. Chicago Shivers At 10 Below Zero) (By Associated Press> CHICAGO. Dec. 24.?A heavy -wet snow began falling early today in this city and vicinity accompanied by a -Strong wind. Street railway traffic was seriously hampered by the wet snow and steam railroad transportation was delayed on a number of lines. At weather bureau it was stated that the temperature probably would, drop to 10 degrees below zero on Christmas. rginian Extends The W ?0> W Jgf =S? -^J. fr&JttL'i ^ *? ** 5 * ? T-c5( W^es/ Virginian Extends Greetings Tomorrow is Christmas Bay. and The Wear Virginian extends the compliments of the season to all of it's readers, trusting that everyone may sjwmi the Rre^teatJtestt%. ; lay" in a most agreeable manner. Today's issue is being printed at 2 o'clock in order to give the employes an opportunity to finish their Christmas shopping. No issue of The "West Virginian will be printed tomorrow. SENTENCED Mi MAY SETRIEDMURDER Injured Man Expires After Assailian Has Been Sentenced. Peculiar circumstances have developed from the death of George Gray, a nesro. who died at Cook hospital on Monday of blood poisoning. The man had been a patient at the hospital for a number of months, suffering from a gun shot -wound inflicted by a colored companion. Following the man's death and upon investigation by Coroner Frank A. Lloyd it developed that the man who did the shooting, Kenney Stewart. is doing time in the Moundsville penitentiary at this time for shooting with intent to kilL Following the shooting, which occurred in August of this year, the injured man was brought to the hospital and the assailant was placed on trial and convicted and sentenced to serve two and one-half years in the penitentiary. During the course of the trial Gray was carried to and from the hospital to the court room on a stretcher. Gray imporved for a time, but developed influenza a'few days ago and grew worse until Sunday, when he died. Whether or not the man now doing penance in the state penitentiary will be brought here and tried for murder is not known as yet. Goernment Officers ust Stick Until ?eb. The government plant at RlvesviHe will soon be a thing of the past. Work on the plant stopped at the close of the war bat. Captain W. Huff and Lieutenant McClellan are still in the city attending Jo business in connection wit hthe disposal of materials which remain at the plant . A great deal of such material arrived after operation on the buildings ceased and all of it must be disposed of. At present Lieutenant McClellan is home on a ten days' furlough to St Paul. Minnesota. Captain Huff still remains in the hospital, suffering from the effects of a slight operation Both men wfll pobably remain in. ihe city after the - - ? * I " ill I' Holidays unm eometuum mnwu~j jj lliTMfrEOi^ AT THE POST OFFICE Doors Closed Tomorrow? Parcel Post Men to Deliver Mail. j This morning at the postoffice the rush was not quite so intense. However, officials there stated that by noon today and until the postoffice closed tonight at 8 o'clock, it was expected that crowds would be fully as great as when they extended in a solidly packed line clear to the door. The local postoffice will be closed promptly at S tonight and will not be open tomorrow. Last night the postoirioe ^remained open UQUi V U ClUCb. ILUia* will deliver mall tomorrow but city carriers will not deliver any maiJ. Parcel post mail will be delivered all day. This morning, parcel post packages were stacked high in the rooms of the postoffice with extra clerks working hard to get them all ready for delivery. It was stated that never yet have any of these Christmas packages failed to be delivered by Christmas night. Yesterday was the largest day in the history of tho postoffice. 528 mail bags, parcel post, were sent away and 45 bags of letters. 200 bags of packages were received and 52 poaches of letters were received. Most of the wok of handling this matter has been done this eyar by new clerks not long in service and Postmaster Manley stated this morning that they had done remarkably good work. Money orders were issued yesterday to the amount of 104. v Thirty-four money orders were paid. The heaviest business was confined to the registering department both incoming and outgoing. Seventy-five registered letters were taken in and 150 were received in transit though the local postoffice. The biggest money order business was done last week when many people sent money to friends and relatives and distant families. One hundred and forty-nine money orders were sent last week. The money order business has been extra heavy all month. It might be dnteresting to npte that $515,200.78 worth-of thrift and war savings stamps had been sold during this past year. A very interesting fact comes to light In the postal savings department. Fonr years ago there was a record of $100 on deposit and today there Is a record of on deposit Most of this money belongs to foreigners who feel this sort of investment is thoroughly safe. Postmaster Manley handled affairs at 'the postoffice very well despite the "handicap of so many of the regular force being in the army. Opinion Will Wipe Out National Guards "WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.?An opinion of the Judges advocate geneals of! flee approved by the Secretary of War ; holds that officers and enlisted men of . the National guard will revert to civi liaa status when discharged' from federal serlce. The effect of the ruling practically Is to wipe out at existence the National guard as it was organized prior to the wait GENERAL RHODES BwsMn.ii PLANE MM! Removed to American Hospital After the Mishap Had Occurred. i PILOT LOST^ IN FOG; Rhodes Was .First American Officer to Enter Gcrany (By Associated Pre-si PARIS. Hatas, Dec. 24.?The condition of Major General Charles E. Rhodes, who was injured in the fall of an aeroplane at Louvres, northeast of Pari3 Monday afternoon, ^showed great improvement during the day. in the accident the pilot of the machine. Lieutenant Gilten. a British officer, was killed, who was hampered by the dense fog. anu lost his bearings. He was trying to aTOid landing in the heart of the city when his machine was hurled down heavily.. General Rhodes was taken to the hospital at Louvres, and now is at an American hospital at Paris. Major General Rhodes is the head of the American armistice commissison. and was first American general officer to enter the German line after the German armistice was signed. The general commanded 'die 42d rainbow division. The mchine fell 1900 feet. cmjii pcpnmc i? III1HL IILI U1IIU IH ! BED CROSS ROLL CALL i The time for collecting memberships ip. the Red Cross Christinas roll campaign bas been extended by National headquarters until January 1, according to a telegram received here today 2>y Mrs. Edwin Robinson; cfiaffman foi Marion county. However as far as Marion county is concerned the campaign is concluded and reports will be sent into Washington this afternoon. This was decided upon after a conference with officials of the campaign here who decided that the campaign had extended over a long enough period and that the few memberships which might be gathered in during the additional time would not justify extending the campaign in this city and county accordingly it was decided to send in the report to Washington today. The chairmen, vice chairmen and captains have given practically their entire time to the membership roll for three weeks and have worked hard and faithfully ' and believe when reports are tabular- ; ed that Marion county will stand well ' up to the front among the counties of ' the state as having a large member- ! ship in the Red Cross. The report : will be published as soon as completed. ' The following is the telegram as re- ' ceived by Mrs. Robinson today: WASHINGTON. JD. C.. ' December 23. 191S. Mrs. Edwin Robinson. oS2 Fairmont Ave.. Fairmont, W. Va. Account bad weather and flu roll call extended to January first Hope you will make this an opportunity to enroll every red blooded American. Please report at once as folly as possible total adult roll call members. ROBERT SHRIVER. Mystery Surrounds Her Ballins' Death LONDON. Dec. 24.?Herr Ballin died suddenly in Berlin on November 9. The cause of his death has not been officially stated, but it has been reported that he had been summoned to the German Army headquarters and criticised by General Ludendorf for opposing plans ot the military party and that Ballin'then appealed to the then German emperor who sustained LndendorTs statements, and suggested that Ballin either adopt them or retire from public life. Thereafter, according to reports. Ballin appeared to be greatly depressed in spirit. Some reports received in London stated that he had committed suicide. "Under F< Third U. S. Offici Scenes From LASTBIG I I Reel after reel of absorbing Go camera men, some of 'whom were [ | America these wonderful pictures ! More Action"'Than GRANDT 1:30 to 11:00 J PRICES:?Adults, 30c; CI : Jt? afaftwasfogg ^ r ' >, IHDEPENDENTS^IO BASSEU Dec?C^t? bas been reached betweentbe^H^BM government and the e- v'-S^riaa which Field Marshal von and General Groener. chlerr-jqwMCTM master general retain their oZQce, MM cording to the Lokal Anziege o ? Be rIt is reported from Berila^flMeSaM leys between the majority ;a>aMB and the in ?dependent Socialist* oosk] cerning elections to thejhatlqnal assembly have failed and that pendents have decided to nicaShSSH candidates in all districts. ' piEiiliiTO MESS WITH SAMMIES PARIS, Monday. Xiec. 23.-r-P ' > nt army headquarters at^Ch^mg^^tf the army which were>at in the hands of Gen. gexitMjlBMWM been changed in one respert?||^nM^H dinner with the troops and ea: a mess kit with the sokUersatkhttratfl General Pershing- his Of:' ~ After reviewing troops. dent wil^ deliver ait address v has already prepared. of his maternal grajtdfatiMsll^^^^l lisle on Sunday will be almjoat430tifl| occurs Saturday. tb? visit.vrfll^SSs a double object. TheoSfiid' nt attend worship in the loyt . C( a gregational church, of.wl. ?>* grandfather was pastor and will visit ths scene er's early childhood. ' '"Li-z&lSi ________ the departure of Presld^^^&MH and Mrs. Wilson from WaidtineSH Quen Wilhelmlna sent than r.invitation to visit Holland. 1-TIu r< ply, which was rent by the ??i the Quen early in Uocember; ha been published. It leaves-'tl- Q tion of acceptance of the invltsMnB| open. --'-SWvSm Information has been receSBB Kinney street that her ant John Murphy, D. D. S ration, is in a hospital in Rsaht?jm9g| ing from a gas attach phy is at a base hoepltd^HB^^H 1 vvttonn Nest. I^dlee OnSl^^^l ; Orris. No. JST7. -wSH meet Friday J evening. December 27ti la man Hall. Fleming; -BMgiSj JANE GRBOOR^> SSeO^S ' . _ . - - al War Feature renment FQm <n enD^n^| killed In aca?*e-i: to givo ?thousands of lax December \ ~ _ _ -. e.. . & -.1-.