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BP^st Vvegmas-EesX Newspaper ESTABLISHED 1868. member associated press. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27,1918. today's sews *?dac. ^_ "* _ .<mm ^ ! -1 - i i" ' -?? i ??.?? ^MM Riper/ iron y Knows Stand sr. , m I MOST FOLLOW THIS tEAD I WeH. Known Coal Trade E ; Editor Keviews the ft By'AMADEE J. CASEY. gV ' Editor American Coal Journal. B The coal-producing industry in the United States is closing one ol the ] most eventful years in its history? one that -will be long remembered beB cause of the part played by the indusK try in winning the war. and because of the vast changes that took place B within the business itself. ' - Without the tremendous production . of coal which resulted from united ana B ' . -tireless efforts of all branches of the I enterprise, the government's war efK: forts must have been much less effecfe tive.. Coal was vital to the striking power of Uncle Sam's military and R . -naval arms. It had to be bad. Ana K yet difficulties greater than had ever B been encountered faced the producers. jr jgTbero was a shortage of labor. There By", was a shortage of transportation fa - cilities. One of the coldest winters If , - of generations crippled railroad lines. B In ;the later stages of the year there -was.'an epidemic of influenza which swept the country. Ht , ..Bat In spite of all these things the coal-men rolled up a record producvJn so doing the industry achievmT ed Xor itself a rehabilitation and rerth. It eradicated many of the' KgeSaknesses and wastes that have! ^ sapped profits and prevented wholly issccessfal operation in the past. Kr > Possibly the most momentous event! BPSywlth regard to the industry itself was ' f*?'vthe birth of the spirit of co-operatioa K " and. singleness of purpose that has 'J arisen within it?a spirit that is mvadM lag. other industries as well and with j Hp bcnVHcial results. -The old spirit of, j\ r elf-destroying competition and waste] I i has been cast aside and the industry | raised to a basis where it promotes not i cnly its own best'interests along ef-| Bv fcctive lines bat serves the industrial: r-' and.commercial needs of the country! B to its own and the nation's best In-! Hyv Deadening practices have been cast H. : off 'and coal producers, in Joining in an ! BB - unified effort to meet the national j f needs in a time of stress, have stimuH^^lated their own enterprises and their Kown field of work and placed their inpj?-*. dnstry financially and economically in t the front rank of American activities. Mr ' Some see In the new order of things rf m an end for all time to the old compels ' tttfcm and sordid antagonism. It is I wholly within the range of possibili ties that ways and means will be found under government sanction, and B through congressional enactment, to If establish the new spirit of unified ef |F fort as the recognized business polic; ft > of America. Kv, . '' This new idea of business, reflected . Bp f t ln the coal industry, is expressed b; j I. "W(IUlam G. McAdoo in his suggestion : <?.* " that government control of railroads ; K" bO: extended five years. He holds that-there is need for the development jjgl of a. transportation system along naL tionalized lines and -without regard for MF-rX' state ; boundaries?serving industries '/ ' withont regard for communities or loB calitles and permitting the developH. ment of industries and individual busi-| BV' ness ventures along the broadest lines. I |?t ' "tVhether these results can be obtained < fSXc*. nhder private ownership, or the organization of regional operating units under government control, or through government ownership,- he does not1 M' profess to know. He Insists, however, r that Hie function of the railroads is i Hpi.r- that of service, and that to accomplish '(Continued on Page Sight.) CONSULT THE ! BH^l: TTAnFftN TH3NTTSTS " i ; "',J foi expert dental service. Our J ; f prices are easonable. Offices over ! | McCrory 5 and 10c store. All work j MOVED Phone 706-R. p; HARRY R. COLE Suits to Measure | Cleaning:, Pressing and ||?. Repairing. Ladies H % .Work a Specialty. <Our New Number) |T 314 Main Street. (Over Nelson Theatre) ft | All Advertising h tOUPB ITIOKlffiT ! I PRESENT YEAS COAL CARS PLEDTf MUDS DLL CLEAR ! Everything Ready for a j Good Run of Mining: in Region. I True to prediction the coal loading! in the Fairmont region -was light yes- j terday and but 350 cars were loaded, i The miners generally wanted to ease | ' up after Christinas. The indications i ' are yiat the loading will be light to- ' day, but considerably heavier than. yesterday. f The eastward loading totalled 300.: j while the western was 50. Westward there were, loaded 2S1 coal and 15 coke cars and eastward there were 4u coal and 10 coke cars loaded. Today In the region many of the j larger operations have more men at I work. The five operations of the i Jamison Coal and Coke company are j at work today. Plenty of Cars. For the amount of loading being ' ' done in the region there arc plenty of j surplus cars. The Baltimore and Ohio j Railroad company had a big batch ol j cars brought in from the west for the ; region earlier in the week and plenty i of these are still sticking about. In the region today there are 2,541' and the placement at 7 o'clock this morning was 1.S11. The cars artclassified as follows: Coal, 2,450; , coke, 75; team track, 10. Yards Cleaned Up. With the lull in coal loading on the [ Baltimore and Ohio railroad has its ; local yards cleaned up. j, The lull also cleaned up the trans-: < portation tie up between Grafton ard 1. Keyser. i To Take Depositions. j < Because of the illness of John W. j; Poling, city, who is confined to the: i South Pean hospital, Pittsburgh, nc;, depositions were taken in the chan- j -. n._.. w v;ct)OP nt I cvrjf WUSC VL luutc; If. I. IWMV*| ? - Morgantovm, vs. John W. Poling, trus-! lee, et aL, today. They will be taken', next Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the office of Attorney E. R. Bel:, who is acting as notary in the case. Diversions Made. Diversions on the B. & O. railroad over the P., 31. & P. branch via Coanellsville for the week, thus far were . announced today by U. B. Williams, j local representative of the United j States Fuel administration. They are ; as follows: Monday, 142; Tuesday.* 79; Wednesday, 97; Thursday, 50. t East of Grafton. Loads drawn east of Grafton for the i week thus far were as follows, accord-1; ing to U. B. Williams, local representa-1 tive of the United States Railroad ad- i ministration: Monday, S10; Tuesday, j 703; Wednesday, 533; Thursday, 142.; Heard the Case. Before J. Walter Barnes, state fuel administrator, yesterday appeared Attorney Joseph Handlan, of Wheeling, epresenting the Elm Groce Goal Min- j -ig company, of Ohio county, and At omey John J. Conniff. of Wheeling,' representing the Wheeling Traction company. The Eim Grove Coal Mining company, of Ohio coun.y. which has a contract with the Wheeling Traction company to furn l:.h coal at; ! ninety cents a ton with the proviso that should the cost of mining increase the price should be fixed by agree- ' ment. At the point the coal company dei posits the coal for the tractiou cumj pany's power plant no freight or dray- j age is necessary. With the raise in j I the mining rates the parties failed to j I agree and State Fuel Administrator ( Barnes ruled that the company would j i have to furnish the coal and that ine . ; dispute as to the price would have to j I be threshed out-by the usual legal proceedure. The case eventually got into the Federal court and Judge Dayton handed down an opinion enforcing the i-Hcr tnitHp bv State Fuel Administra tor Barnes last December, wnicii was before the bureau of transportation was created. This is the first case in whic hany of the state fuel admin is trator orders were tested in mo coin t and it was sustained. State Fuel Administrator Barnes heard both sides of the case. The coal I company is making an effort to die- j solve the order of the state fuel aa I ministrator. Mr. Barnes announced no decision yesterday. Thomas ' Skill- J corn, superintendent of the Elm coal mine, was also present in the interest of the Elm Coal Mining company. Distributing the Credit. After everybody apparently bad tried to get credit for having Martinsburg furnished with anthracite coal a letter has come to light from the United States Fuel administration, Washington. D. C, which Is self explanatory. It Is from A_ S. Learoyd. director of anthracite district, to L. F. Wilshire, of the Consolidation Coal company. : and in part is as follows: "I do not! believe that there is anybody entitled to as much, credit for work done on the proposition as Mr. Barnes, the tContisnea on page eight.) > Good, But the Best i ELIEVE RED FUG MIIST COME DOWN OK GERMAN SNIPS Britain Said to Be Willing to ** ' rn /. L*_ xt iYiatte xeutuiuc x^tav^ Behave. \ ?? (Continued on Page tv>> AMSTERDAM, Dec 27.?The British admiralty is prepared to take dras tic measures against the propagatlo: of Bolshevism in that part of the Get man fleet remaining in German hands according to a Berlin dispatch today. The sinking of vessels displaying the red flag and the execution^ or crews Infected with bolshevism are threatened, it is declared. IP. SH1TT0N IS FOR U PLAN Illinois Republican Calls for league of Nations (By Associated Press.I J WASHINGTON. Dec. 27.?In Intro.icing a resolution today calling on lie Peace conference to adopt President Wilson's plans for a league of nations Representative Britten, of Illinois, Reppblican, said that unless such a league is established "the entire world will immediately throw into a discard the contention that America entered the war to make the world safe or democracy. r?very uuu vi. mc uvunnu u?? , whether surrendered or interned, Mr. Britten contended, should form a nucleus for a world naTy for patrol duty on the high seas. "President Wilson's star of world statesman.-hip." he said, "will rise or fall with his ability to bring abpnt an early acceptance of a world league for the prevention of future wars as a last ing proof that thousands of dead in France and our returning crippled heroes have not fought under a misconcetion or in vain. All America stands practically solidly behind the President for an international league which will insure the free use of the seas to great and small nations alike and which alone can prevent the threatened spread of bolshevism and anarchy." The resolution was referred to the House committee on Foreign Affairs and Mr. Britten said he would ask for a hearing on it. Some Hot Stuff the Germans Missed WASHINGTON. Dec. 27?By order ol the Railroad Administration some hundreds of tbousanls -of pounds of high explosive material including t.n.t. and picric acid, the property of the French and Italian government is being towed to sea from South Amboy, N. J. and dumped overboard 35 miles from the Scotland Neck lightship. This plan has been adopted as the only practical and immediate method of getting rid of 228 car loads of the material which has been parked outside of Wilmington. Del., for some time awaiting transportation. Some of material la v orth more than a dollar a pound but practically none of it can be utilized for any other purpose than the manufacture of shells. The dumping of the explosives from South Amboy will not be finished until Monday. "Rolsheviki Want to Make Peace Terms (By Associated Press) LONDON, Dec. 27.?The allied governments since Christmas have been approached by the Bolshevik! government ot Russia regarding terms o 1 peace. These differ in no respects from those put forward by M. Lit vino ?T. formerly Bolshevik! ambassador at London through the Norwegian government in November. The proposals have met with no response as they emanate from a government which is not recognized by the allies. The whole Russian question is at present under discussion by the allied governments. -REPORTERS IN LONDON. LONDON. Dec. 26.?Forty American correspondents who arrived here today with President Wilson was taken in charge by the government as its guests. They were given a dinner tonight by Lord Robert Cecil, former minister of blockade, at the Savoy ho tel. Teh newspaper proprietors association will give a large dinner in their honor tomorrow. D TO H U BEGINS COMB JIT BUCKINGHAM; Mrs. John W. Davis at Lnieon Given for Mrs .Wilson. (By Associated Press) r LONDON. Dec. 27. ? Mrs. Wilson vas entertained at a small luncheon tarty today by the Countess of Readug, the guests included Mrs. David -loyd George, Mrs. John W. Davis, .rife of the American ambassador, and Mrs. H. H. Asquith. LONDON, Dec. 27.?Premier Lloyd Ceorge accompanied by Sir Maurice Hankey, secretary to the Committee on Imperial Defense, arrived at Buckingham palace at 10:30 o'clock this morning for a conference with President Wilson. ,The day was dark and rainy hut a big crowd gathered before the palace before the premior made his appearance. !M GREETINGS AW) FINE PURSE Bible Class Sends Holiday Address to Pastor Mitchell - Rev. C. D. Mitchell, pastor of the Central Christian, church and Mrs* Mitchell, were the-recipients during 1 Christmas of many courtesies from ! their friends but one that pleased them | a great -deal was an address which I accompanied a very generous purse. 1 This address is as follows: Dr. and Mrs. C. D. Mitchell and Master Wayne. Christmas Greetings: The Wetzel ; Bible class of onr church assumes the ; honor of starting a new interest, bei ginning with this Yuletide season. : This is the time of the year when ; friends shonld greet friends with the good win of our hearts. We know that the busy life, some! how. takes away from each of us, unj fortunately, the free expression of ; gratitude and appreciation which I shotted be extended by act and deed | j more frequently to each other as we I J pass ajong irutll w U?;. I ' This omission of appreciation among real friends should not be. And beginning now, this class, in conjunction with the various members of this church proposes to proffer a. substantial recognition. for the genuine services which you and your good family so justly deserve. We, as members of your flodc, may not have been as faithful to the things which yon would have us to be. But your fidelity, as ! j our beloved pastor, has been true, ! your eiforts noble, your good character and work in His name with us tru- : ly most inspiring. We now extend this Christmas re- j mernbrance, which is small indeed for ; one of your worth, and we trust that ' you may feel the real warmth of af fection in our hearts in our sincer. wishes to you and yonr good family for the great good you have done anil : are doing for us. Wishing you and your good family ; j a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New ; g Year, we are with our highest esteem : ! and our sincere love, YOUR SHEEP. j Monongahela Railway! Official Coming Here J. B. Yohe, of Plttsbnrgb. general manager of the Monongabela Railway | ,: company, will come to Fairmont next < 1 Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock to con- ; 1 far with the railroad committee of the j I Fairmont Chamber of Commerce and ; Fairmont Rotary dab for the purpose j of replacing the Pullman service in and out of the city. . The passenger railroad committee Is composed of the following: Chamber of Commerce:J. Walter Barnes, chair-, man; C. D. Robinson, W. J. Wlegel. C. E. Smith and A. T. Watson; Fair-. mont Rotary dnb?R. T. Cunningham. S. D. Brady and J. M. Hartley. TURNING THEM OUT FAST. WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. ? Slxty eight thousand American soldiers had ' been returned from over seas December 21. and slightly more than 500,000 j ' in this country had been mastered oat j of service, members of the House mil- j - ltary committee -were told today at1 : their weekly conference at the War - department FIRE IN MANSFIELD, O. MANSFIELD. 0? Dec. 27.?Fire this morning completely destroyed the four atory brick building, occupied by the Brown Merchandise company canning a loss estimated -at $100,900. . i , - v . Vv? ' IAVEWI Leading Figures Fairmont Has jj Longest Entry on Draft List ; Pronouncing and classifying ja-a ' reaking names has been one phase p jf the activity oC the city draft r ooard that lias not been emphasized. Fairmont city draft board has the longest name of any' in the conntry in Mcdistd Agnslio Di Guiseiitiantonio, a native of Italy, who sides at 100 Pennsylvania avenue. He is thirty-seven years' old, ' and his order nomber is A 2444 in . ? the last registration. Up tg the time Agustio Di. etc., i J? got on the list Atlanta. Georgia, claimed this distinction in - the f name Xikitag Pappanikolopolous. :n but Fairmont can put the name 31 Pappanikolopolous in the shade i,, with Di Guisefiliantbnio by just one Jetter. .% In commenting on some of the j *' Jaw-breaking nnm.es which the lo- . v ; as cal draft board has tnrown up uum hands -when it comes to pronuncia- if" tion Captain John enshavr, the sea j retary, said, "there are qaite a | number on the list that you can j13 spend the greater portion of a Sab- ; sh bath journeying over once." o? i pr I 5 g j th COACH WILL ARRIVE. ?a MORCrANTOWlC, W. V.!.. Dec. 27.? fe H. P. Mull cues, engage coach the st West Virginia. State Um .ty basket- T1 ball team' this -winter, has sent word m that he is due to reach Horgantown Thursday. January 2. m . M CLENDENIN COPPER CHIEF. ^ NEW YORK, Dec. ST.?Joseph C. <V Clendenin. vice president of the Amer a, lean Smelting and Refining company, v has-been made chairman of the selling M committee of the newly organized copper export association, it' -was an- fr nounced today. The committee will a make its headquarters here. ol JN IN E in Struggle 11] *ower in Berlin; I] : WsgSSSSSEs ?. >S ~s$XjiM^ SMEnNV : ? i Ihe T"m" '.' !}-< .= -: ' - :' ? BI ??. - .: : -- : y':: ";>;v 27? "~7~ in ? offic >.v ; .' :. '.::i Vor ~ ?I posts iEORACH ?L?&I2T ??Jj iiiliPl TO ftfPAIR BRIDGE I tans Were Submitted to Board of Affairs This ass Morning ^ to s eve Submitting a plan to erect a bridge Pre steel act! concrete flooring to re- fooice that crer the company's tracks, ass jich is a continuation of tbe present! the " ' " -* T>,M I isttSitte Dritige. oaic:uis ui iuc jlmui*- , >re and Ohio Railroad company, -were Fairmont tcday to confer with the rmbers of the city board of affairs ]WT The visit its include 3 H Lang. Balnore, assistant engineer of bridges} the B & 0 system; B 7. Holverstott. rafton. ass;siant superintendent of e Monongal. division of tbo B & 0, I id F P McGougb. Grafton, division ren gineer of the Mcnongah. division of stc e B O & j tov Almost a yc-ar ago an engine draw- i Ch: g a derrick through the bridge badly [ age attered it and the B 0 is desirous 1 me making the reoairs to the west ap- fre oach 1 fthi-e East Side bridge [ Jol This morning at 10:30 o'clock all of | sin e members of the city board of af- j Mr irs met the B O officials at a con- I tl.e rence in city hall, when :tbe visitors j ibmitted plans for a n&ew structure 1 he city board took no action on the j 11/ atter for the present The conference, in.addition to Comissioners Lehman. Barnes, Smith and ayor'Bowca included 3> H Blanks, lief engineer of the Monongaheia alley Traction company, and "W H himmel. engineer of the mainten- bl ice department of the Monongahela at alley Trtctfon company, and S B Ja llller, ci.y engineer . ch This afternoon at 1:30 o'clock the or- bo rials viewed the present bridge and w< ten held an additional conference in ha TIccs in .toe B O station ca d to YourN^ds 1ERLIN IERLIH WANTS 01 Ml ioting Sailors De lare Intervention Will Restore Peace ? '- '>*?*^3sSB ERLIN. Thursday. Miring . Dec. as a result of today^deBborations s believed in some on?rtie?fiM^B ority Socialists' wg-^??mWb888^B cabinet and leave the In iependTbo Spartacus faction '- e ontrol late this'.aftexnoon of the es of the . Socialis' newspaper A-acriK which was fprdl session of by dnemfers*i\jQm^jpj|gB ip on Wednesday night. ce Ei Chora, however, had^af^^H invaders of the, pla r to make possible the ; : v. .. of Friday's Issue by^t^JsSsSjjEM "-rrocl le seize re of the irespaper WaipgH tested during the ;-danaoi he palace on Wednesday v.1 Dr. 1 iebknecht and other ed speeches. ?/gSgi0| e peace here until Eng!';rican troops come to;ie^5yg i statement attribatfed to one riotiocs German sailors he corresnondent of thMwtBMl is at the German casf&fEgl lie correspondent: says he talked l a dozen other of xhe' xneti^l^^H iressed themselves ' si: to first speaker, some ad. ;;; )on't hem send the Prnchx?^CM^MH| le corrspondnt adds t: all t nore fighting". r classes of Berlin az^i*fi|?E9^^| foreign troops in the c. : feelthat they have Doti*?^g^^eS39H^| taps something (to gain 1 sence of outsiders. |?SSg9| tUXICII. .Tuesday, ?e%|?fi9^B ociated Press.}?Aojo^SbHH^H s of German birth who have been dunich through oat ecure American passj>Qitj^^MH|^^B ning and drear np 'li'.iou to sident Wilson asUxxgS^rJHB^^^B 1,- release from Germax&aaagHH (stance In enniiiitiii/fcMjBB^M^B !r friends and rehttwjg^BI^B States. '<r??Ssl .ew^asbMnreOT^^^H^^B " . Ul?<- - wart a former're. :; of Smitbn, W. VaL, ~-wWch :rred on istmas day at;her bo:: was d 70 years. Sirs. StetsffSSB^^^M rfy Miss Jennie. Fir. : She had auently visltedatf^^fflSBB^^^^I in Crane and Mrs ce moving from tfc section. Mrs. s. tewart will be zeoaezfth^gg^^^H i older residesrts^aSjtfSSIEHSM (By Aasodutjg^gM 5 RADFORD. PlJTftr^pwBiW^^B flames whic h desJr*JQ5Bd?8|^^^^^H Eld red near here.wnaM^^H^^^| mes D-emusey' iluI Odren were hsmed^fiiaS^^^^I dies, buiuofr d been, a room o: use of tb?.flfre r?