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(Special Dispatch to West Virginian.')
"WASHINGTON. D. C., Dec. 25.?
Inquiries received by the National j
I Commission of Fine Arts indicate {
. that .memorials of the Great war will ;
be erected throughout the country, j
Already firms have sent out theirI
solicitors to take orders for statues\
. and tablets, and the land is threat
ened with a deluge of stereotyped |
forms of memorials. In this connec- 1
m tlon the com mission has issued the'
I . following memorandum:
t Many persons and committees are !
persuaded that, in buying these man- !
: ,'ifdld reproductions, they are making ;
a contribution to art and are working
H. ' for the improvement of their city or:
town, when, as a matter of fact, they:
H . are doing the reverse. Works of art!
are creations in which good propers'
S tlon, simplicity and charm of design
H and suitability to the occasion are
H. ' happily blended. If attempt is made
to secure novelty, striking effects and
H';. ~ what is popularly called "originality,"
It the. result will not be permanently
" pleasing. The next generation will
?find the thing a burden and vexation,
~ and will seek to rid themselves of the
" incubus. Individuality and distinc
Hon are to be sought, and these are
H the elements that the artist alone can
H . . Memorials may take many forms.
I . varying with the nature of the site,
the amount of money available, the
| ^desires and neds of the community.
B /:JbTom many typea uiwc uta;
W-'-' A Memorial Building, preferably
for 'the use of the community, to be
^^E^-uaed as a gathering place for comHHmunlty
sei-vlWi ~X>r '"entertaintrrentSuch
a building would commemorate
and keep alive the spirit so strikingly
' .' -manifested throughout the war of an
entire community uniting in a com
- . mon service for a common good.
I > . A-Memorial Bridge, which will get
.Its chief beauty from its graceful pro 5:.-.
'portions and th^ worthiness of the
K? - material used. The bridge should be
built to a last a thousand years and
continuous delight during that
'-. period. This calls for simplicity of
\ design, the subordination of ornap
ment and the eschewing of features
gv_- having no constructive value.
~ A Memorial Fountain, which may
k.^ be designed so as to afford places for
inscriptions. A fountain may be sim|s?
v?ple In extreme or most elaborate. It
pgir i may cost one thousand dollars or tens
of thousands. Well placed, it is one
p" of' the most pemiamenl of monu
- ments. In European cities fountains
' are enduring, attractive, useful and
f distinguished features. Americans
are just beginning to realize the pos
.. Abilities of lountains as memorials.
. ; The Village Green, which exists in
p., -almost every small town or may eas
By be created. Usually this common
'' .. is Ill-kept and without symmetry of
f-. form. It might readily be laid out
I" for playground or park purposes, and
so imp ro fed and maintained. A foun
tain with a seat carrying an inscrip r
tioh or a tablet well designed would
> form the center of memorial interest.
A Flag Staff, with Memorial Base.
- Here again the expense may be little
' ' or much, according to the simplicity
: .;. or elaborateness of the base and the
extent of the architectural setting.
^ s-o An? tvBft of staff to be used
J- UW v w?
" Jn. connection with buildings and
H quite another suited to an isolated
H. J " situation. There is variety in flags,
J*"*.'.- also. -The great, undulating, sumpH
ntoos silken folds of the Venetian
Hr. : flag of the Plaza at St. Marks are the
r extreme of art in flags. Something
H^r of this kind and quality we may asH
- plre to in decorative flags.
HV Memorial Gateways to parks or
Kj&'V other public .places afford a fitting
. - and expressive method of commemH':
oration. Here, too, the architect and
sculptor may -find full play for their
' doors of for the walls of church, city
Hj^.Jhall. lodge room or other building.j
Kj offer a wide field for the designer.
HSv'These tablets get value from the
' (Continued on Page Four)
J . International Brotherhood of j
. Electrical Workers. j
$*> We meet every Friday evening ?
ta the new Moose Hall on Jetfer- i
S aon street at 7:30 pm. i
. for expert dental service. Our
gp prices are easonable. Offices over
H H fcrCrory 5 and 10c store. All work
Sg* ?-Jj'' ' V ' * , *; ' - .. . V / ^
Will Not Total More Than
From 300 to 400
p.sr. mm isneb
Fairmont Coal Going to
South America?New
England Business.
Loadin gof coal in the Falromnt
I region today will be very light and
the impression in coal circles at noon
: today -was that not more than bet-ween
300 and 400 cars -would be
loaded. Many of the miners are taking
an additional hay off with the
: COhristmas holiday.
Bigger operations in the region are
easing up today. The Consolidation
Coal company will probably not laod
more than a 100 cars. The Hutchinson
oCal cmpany is nt wrking at any '
; r its mines today, while only one ot
! the operations of the Jamison Coal '
and Coke company is at work.
Xew England Rail Trade.
Quite a little coal from the Fairmont
region will flow into New England
by rail instead of boat, said C.
H. Jenkins, president ot the Northern
West Virginia Coal Operators' association.
today. He added, it reaUy ;
will not mean any more coal for ship- I
me nt, but a change in the means of j
Beginning January 1, The Huchinson
Coal company will start to send
its New- England shipments oyer the
| New Haven railroad, this being the
! orders for commercial fuel.
Isner Thanked.
Thanks are expressed to R. B. Is:
ner, district representative of the!
United States Fuel administration. I
with offices in Fairmont, by O. W.
j Stager, superintendent of transporj
tation of The Philadelphia and Read
Railway company, for having taken
care of the company's fuel wants prior
to the same up in the region this
South American Trade.
I Already some local companies have
' got into the South American trade i
J proposition and it is understood that
' both The Consolidation and The
j Hutchison oCal companies have made
' shipments to Baltimore, from which
port they will be floated to certain
South American countries.
To Pass up Office.
Arrangements were made today by
J. Walter Barnes. State Fuel administrator
of West Virginia, to pass up
his offices in The Fairmont Trust
company building on February 1. After
that date Mr. Barnes will conduct
the affairs of the office, which probably
continue until April 1. the end
of the coal year, at his office in the |
City balL R. E. Rightmire, adminis- j
trative enginer. will vacate his office
in the Trust company building about
January 1.
. It is understood that John C.
Burchinal, architect, will return in a
month or so to resume his office in
one of the rooms now occupied by the
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United States ruei aamuumuuu.
Wants Fosters.
Rather an unusual request came to
J. Walter Barnes. State Fuel administrator.
of West Virginia .today when
he found a letter on his desk from
the historical department of the University
of Texas. Austin, stating that
it desired a copy of all war posters,
buttons, tags and pamphlets that Mr.
I had issued other than those provided
I by the United tSates Fuel administraj
tion at Washington. D. C. They are
wanted by the librarian to place in.
. the archives of the institution.
Missed The Boys.
In ocmmentlng today upon the usual
Christmas at his home, J. Walter
Barnes. State Fuel administrator of
West Virginia, stated that this and
last year were the only festive days
in which he was not surrounded by
his boys. Mr. Barnes has three sons
in the service. Lieutenant George R.
Barnes, stationed at Camp McClelland,
Onderson, Ala., was he^e for
Christmas, but this morning he returned.
Today's Cars.
Chance will be givpn to the B. &
O. to catch up in its car supply, for
today the 2.120 cars in the region will
not be loaded by the miners because
of this being the day after the night
before. The cars in the region are
classified as follows: Coal. 2.$50;
coke. 70; team track. 15. The placement
today was 1,500.
Tuesday's Loading.
Only 428 cars were loaded in the
regoin on Tuesday?the day before
Christmas. The eastward loading
ooa 4nH nin? rnkp cars and
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westward 30 coal and no coke. The
coal totalled 410 cars while the coke
totalled nine.
Oat of Zone Permit*.
Reaffirming his former stand on
the ont of zone permits. A. W. Calloway.
director of bituminous distribution.
has issued a statement which
was received today by R. B. Isner.
district representative of the United
States Fuel administration. The condiiton
does not affect this region oth- i
er than- than it did prior to the recent j
announcement .as local operators had ]
(Continued on Page Four)
Ifs Now Time to PI
The first exclusive photograph c
the George Washington just before th a
of the France, the President quietly a m
mm h visiij
: J
, i
C liilsimas There a Dayef
Joy From Staii. io
Sar.t:- Clans appeared on lha streets <
of the city Tuesday evening about I
eight o'clock and gladdened many a 1
childish heart. Charley Den ham. !
speaking confidentially, took the part '
to perfection and after emptying part *
of his pack at the day nursery at sev
en o'clock, he, together with Captain '
O'Belrne and Lieutenant KornoDT, paid '
a visit to the jail where about nrty '
presents in the shape .of candy, nats 1
and fruit Were delivered. From the '
jail these people went througn Hart- j
ley's store and one or two of the other
stores bidding "Merry Christmas" to '
the clerks. From there Santa Claus
went to tbe Salvation Army ball where ]
about 100 presents of ail kinds were
Handed to eager, laughing children? '
many of whom wouia tin. ~ gone with-1
out this year had not Santa Claus re- i 1
mcmbered that sometimes one's father
and mother througb adversities of 1
all kinds, find themselves powerless i
when Christmas day arrives, to nuy 1
presents even the cheapest.
The sum of $475 was taken in front
the Salvation Army kettles which
stood on trie streets ten uajs <uiu muu <
the sale of the Chrilstmas trees which
the army sold all but three. One hnn- {?
dred and fifty-nine dollars was taken ;
in on the trees. The entire amount
was expended for presents for the
Captain's people?those who depem,
on hiu each year to provide cheer and :
happiness. This year more than ere : 1
before Captain O'Beirne has had man* i j
helpers who have aided him in his |
work . The Captains wishes to thank
all of these?those who contributed
money, presents and clothing and
those who attended to the children's
tree and presents at the Day Nursery
Lamar Satterfield sang a number of
beantiful songs for the children and
mothers at the Salvation Army halt
Tuesday evening and Mrs. M. Dunham
played his accompaniments in a sympathetic
manner. A short program of
pieces spoken by some of the children
and one by the Captain himself in- .
Irish brogue was enjoyed immensely.
Mrs. E. B. Moore and Mrs. Polk worked
hard getting Christmas ready for (
Santa Claus at the nursery. Several
young ladies waited on the table during
Christmas dinner at the nursery
so that all the children and even the
matron could enjoy the meal uninterrupted.
Santa Clans told the babies at the
nursery that he came part of the way '
to Fairmont in his sleigh but that
when he reached a place where the
snow failed, he was forced to get oat
his airship and alight on the top of
the nursery and come down. The children
are said to have had the best .
time of their young lives Christmas*
eve with a gorgeous tree?very, very
beantiful, and with presents agreeing ,
with small penciled notes which were
mailed to Santa a few days b?lore.
There were dolls, rocking horses, doll .
dishes, small stoves, tables, games,
candy and fruit. Mr. Fatt of The Fair- .
mom noi6i, aonateu a lcu yuuuu iui*
key with gravy straight from the oven.
The chef in charge said he took special
pains with that turkey and enjoyed
his share in the game with all
his heart. Mr. Fatt also fnrnisbed
plum padding, which was excellent,
celery and nuts. He also sent along
bread and a carving knife. There was
nothing-in the Christmas dinner line
which failed to turn up when the eating
moment arrived. To watch the
children brought many a lump into the
throats of those who were responsible
for the enjoyment of the little
Inmates of the jail received candy,
nuts and frhit?each one a box of his
own with, a Salvation Army magazine !
< Continued on page four.)
an Next Yeat's Adve
: - " .^
f President Woodrow Wilson with Mifl
steamer arrived at Breast. While the I
Lilted the coming of the reception confl
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gSiA.-y.iy. v..
Relieved That No Person in 1
Some Holiday Cheer?I
Spent the Da
Chris: ir.as day passed quietly in this 1
:ity and uiLh the exception of a number
of religious services held in tne
norning, and a couple -of dances in the :
evening the residents of the city chose
:o spend a quiet day at home. Family
gatherings were numerous throughout
:hc city and it is estimated that more
Dutside people spent the day in this
:ity than did Falrmonters spend it ont
>f the city. The incoming trains carried
scores of persons coming to this
;ity for the holidays and while the out-'
going ones carried their quotas also
they did not equal the number coming
n to the city.
The weather while not just exactly
what was hoped for as none of "the
beautiful" to amount to anything tell!
luring the day yet it turned colder and
was in every respect a better day thai,
the preceding one.
Religious * services were held in
Christ Protestant . Episcopal church
md in St. Peters Catholic church durng
the morning and at night the First
Methodist Episcopal church observed
Christmas when they gave a program
.nd took a collection which is known
as "White Gifts to the King."
In the evening dances were held at
niinTiiii DIUPCnnWH!
buiilfun llltioo uumii
Tribute Paid to Our Allies in
Each Fairmont
Fairmonts Four Minute Men have
received their honorable discharges
from.service, and yesterday made their
last appearance In public in this capacity
when several of these men addressed
capacity houses at the various
moving picture houses and theatres
in the city" on the subject "Tribute to
the AUIos."* pecial preparation had
been made by each of these speakers,
and their addrsses were among the
best hearl in this city dnring the time
the organization of Four Minute Men
bad been in force.
Harry haw spoke yesterday at the
Dixie, Henry . Lively at the Nelson,
W. J. Wiegel at the Hippodrome, anil
Ira L.. Smith at the Princess.
The Four Minute Men agregatloa
was organized when the United States I
went into ihe war. with Attorney
Frank S. Haymond as chairman. La:er
Mr. Haj mind enlisted in the United
States army and was assigned to foreign
service, and Albert J. Kern was
appointed his sncessosr.
These men have rendered loyal and
valient service and aided materially In
patting over Liberty loans and war
drives of nil kinds. They also attained
quite a reputation as speakers, and
their services were regarded as Invaluable
to the community.
our Minute Women, an affiliated orwork
in this particular, and have responded
willingly upon every occasion
tnai prgsen-.ec useii xor ueir ?[>?;?,
At the Kast Park community house
this evening at 7:30 o'clock the bible
class will assemble. There has been
no services In this community lor
three months because of "influenza."
Dr.. L. N. Yost will address the class.
There wTIlbe special nrasicmnd an interesting
program will be rendered.
s. Wilson and executive party, on
ships and guns roared the welcome
(C) Underwood & Underwood
#i-iir>r^Tr "Uinn
ItLKKX tlC,lS.Cj
Ul Fairmont Went Without
ifost Fairmont People
y at Home. s..
rhe Fairmont betel and at foo Watsoil
hotel while several local people
went to Clarksburg to attend a danc*
One noticeable thing in Fairmont
yesterday was the lack of shopping.
Drug stores, news stands, fruit siand3
and smaller places remained open
most of the day, but they received little
patronage as most people finished
up their buying the day before Christmas.
The buying in the week before
Christmas was- very heavy -and local
merchants did a fine business.
Newspapers went at a premium yesterday.
Neither of the local papers
published in order that employes
might be given a holiday and while' a
number of oat of town papers were received
by news stands they were
quickly disposed of and by noon not
a paper could be found in the city of
any kind.
It is not believed that there were
any persons in the city who were not
^momtwrpd vesterday as variousJ
charitable organizations and churcocs
looked after cases where there was
want and it is believed Christmas was
enjoyed in this city by rich and poor
Rice Boys Finally
Land at Pruntytown
James and Gail Rice were taken to
the Reform School yesterday afternnon
after some delay. They had been
scheduled to . go the day before but
when Probation Officer and iss Xola
McKinney went after them. Deputy
Sheriff Buckley could not get them
out of their cell. It was discovered
later when aftter much work the lock
was opened, that the boys through
anxiety to get out in the corridors
where they could run around, had
sprung the lock. They had amused
themselves pulling and pounding at
the door until it would not open, at all.
Because of this the train was missed
and they were held until the following
These boys axe mere youngsters 12
and 14 and were brought before Judge
Vincent a week ago for incorrigibility.
They are said to be dishonest and
cruel, one of them killing his father's
pig at one time. Both youngsters refused
to go to school: The boys promised
to go home and be good if released
so Judge Vincent paroled them
for a week a few days ago. Tbey had
hardly left the -court when they were
into trouble again. ' Steps were then
tafen to place them in the Reform
School. ...
Imperial Germany's
Head Banker Quits
LONDON. Dec. 26. ? Dr. Rndolpfc
Havenstein, president of the Imperial
bank of Germany (the Reichbankj, ban
resigned, according to an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen.
Dr. Havenstein became president ot
the Reichbank in December. 1907, in
succession to Dr. Koch. The Kelchs
bank under his direction had charge
of German war finances. He baa been
a supporter of the Pair-Germans.
SAX FRAXC1SCO, Dec. 26.?Baron
Xobuskl Makino. head of the Japanese
delegation en route to the Versailles
peace conference, arrived here today
from Japan on the steamer Penyc
' Mam. The party which includes sew
j eral high government officials of Ja
pan, will'depart tomorrow for New
Copenhagen Dispatcl
Numbers of Sailoi
Way From Kiel
go mmm mi
' liri:
Leaders of the Spartacus Grou]
TT mantled the Resignations
Accession of I
CBy Associa
? LONDON. Dec. 26.?.if he m
tng out in the red palace at Berlin ha
been allowed to leave tinder guard,
sent b$ the Exchange Telegraph com
menl troops, the message adds, now
LONDON, Dec. 26.?The
.. egiments have openly joined t
lin and it is predicted in advi
Christmas night that nearly
will support them, leaving the C
These advices were transit
egraph correspondent at Cope,
large numbers of sailors are n
Kiel to join their comrades in 1
LONDON, Dec. 26?Nearl;
street fighting which began in.
according to the latest reports
transmitted by the Exchange 1
The Republican guards tri
royal stables and the headquar
but were repulsed. Many soldi
guard and a few of the Repub
ors, Vorwaerts reports.
When these reports were s
ed civilians were continuing to
the royal stables but in the 1
with all it's houses was reporte
who were supported by the Spa
They demanded that Pre
Ilasse resign and be replaced b
Karl Liebknecht.
Dr. Liebknecht the advice
lor's palace and had a long coni
was unknown.
Makes Conditional Promise 0
to the Troops at Chan- a
mcr.t. ;?
SON'S Special Train, en route to
Calais, Dec. 26.? (By Ar-sociatet' o
Press.)?President Wilson left Chau- I
inont for England late yesterday at- v
ternoon feeling more strongly than i
ever the magnificent part American 1
soldiers took in the winning of the c
war. s
Yesterday's review, in which ten '
thousand American soldiers marched '
beoire him, created a dep impression <
1 on the President. <
When addressing the troops as i
"felow countrymen'.' he told them 1
that he believed that he could "promise
them a happy New Year." i
This was considered the keynote of
the address, and friends -about Mr. 1
Wilson, construced his words to mean '
' that he was beginning ot see the way i
mora clearly toward the attainment '
.r of the objectives he has set for hlm'
self at the Peace conference.
j LONDON, Dec. 26.?President and
j Mrs. Wilson were in Buckingham palace
this-afternoon after a journey from (
Calais to London daring which They
| were accorded all honors ever given
royalty. Never has a royal progress
j except those of great National cere|
monials .excited such interest here as
the first state visit or an jucencwi
t ? t
NEW YORK. Dec. 26. ? Following
? thehome coining battle fleet into port
. today came the British liner Saxoii-t
from Liverpool with 1,400 sick and
' wounded oificers and men, mostly
surgical cases.
ft The 'West.
ig^ Declares
?' C-.*3gr. ^
urinous sailors who had heap ,?[jSg?
ve hoisted the white flag aadL-ii&??B
according to advices from~J3&?ej&?
spondent at Amsterdam. Gww^|
occupy the palace and dse^-fpjmim
join the sailors, not only a: I
[oenigstrasse. This stree?
i in the hands oft h sai
mier Ebert and Seer : a ry
5 add went to theMS&^^^B
'erence. The resul t
BERLIN*, Tuesday, Dec
>clated Press.)?Heir W. : . the Hilary
commander of
rrested' Monday by rero: . ag s
uring the fighting in whi<m^5i|jj^M
tilors and Republican,
illed and wounded,
lortly before noon. tocbx?|figH^^H
le night in the basement of tnoS&fl
ler royal stables. . - '74tE
Some of the sailors -wepegKaSBj^M
f bis immediate erecntlhSi Some's!
roposed that 'be be locked^np&fij^H
mail chamber -with, the bpjBegigjjjB^M
rs and other vietiaas o: nday'?
ghting. Fifty sailors, it orltd,
re still concealed is the- 'redaiBMB
rom which most of them . . driven
ionday by the RepithHra r.
welve hundred sailors are
nt in the KoyaT stables. : sro ip>
ave sent oat word/that
till have to be razed before,.tin
a r ? '*
enaer. .uwuus
n the palace since yest.
jarly this morning many
ess ions o? the toraer e:
ormer emperess naanaaf
iway or destroyed:lrcnlation
at 2 o'clock tbi?s??S
hat the marines were'eqw^w
lelmsbaven. 1
BERLIN. Dec. gKf^gMH
n Berlin, including many?yjMj
Identified with thevpMWM
nent, wore
hat the EbmrHaase,ay^<g
to longer intact. ag^thSMWI
liapoenings ot
The independent SoaaiqgPjMBj
Premier Ebert IsrjsssgggB
predicament Into ^
mcnt *aj ioteed^' -^WSjBa
their representatw^gggg
ie exit were not
called on the troop
Lieutenant <3epegfl^SHH?
_ nAiiAM v4th
U", " 7,
Late this
waiter, tioinnaxraglgM^^^^H
meeting ol tlte^"4syB
to arrange a frajngggaiW
Four Minote JMBV.wooId
Tuesday attecagw^B^B
bis office, onJMSmBIB
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