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V | a qo?iity y^w^i^g- tor <he hhmp* ^ West Virginia's Best Newspaper ^
p. declares He is Unable to Su
i Only a Great Mors
I lev. Dr. Broomfield Declan
I Right Now Are the V
l:* ^ Years' E
I i ^There always has been gambling
I !u the city uf Fairmont, there is gaxn
bling going on at this time, and there
K always will be unless there is a great
K iftoral awakening among the people of
tfce United States,? and it,spreads
'111 over the country and envelops these
H professional gamblers. There is not,
W ip my.opinion, however, any more gamft
Mihgd in progress In this city at the
K present time' than has been the case
U assy time since became mayor of this
H ' city." said Mayor Anthony Bowen this
I) morning, when, asked what he thought
I of.an attack made on him as the chief
r executive of the city by the Rev. Dr.
I JpC. Broomfield, In a sermon preached
I by.'the clergymen yesterday on "Social
- - Extravagance." in which he rapped the
ft"; mayor severely for allowing what he
ft termed^ ^wholesale gambling" to exist
I Mayor Eowen stated that if the wo
man to whom the pastor referred in
Ms-sermon as having, secured evidence.
husband had lost considerable
gambling game in a local
and. whom Rev. Broomfield
F?aBofcMa--hga- sermon, would come beMBgflBCTtfrffiBT.'strear
out a warrant, or
SU? the evidence she obtained, that he,
^RftnJd,.l>e.gla<i to have the matter in-.
Pft^Wjtjgatea to: bring the offenders
KitXSPfKK vcnniming. uie m?>ui mw,
wbettoaeTpersou'-unaidedby the citlI
zeaslilp, can. hold in check a city of
I IS,000 inhabitants and keep this large
I family entirely free from vice, then he
||?Boes Not Believe It Should
p j ' - Be Asked to Help ;
Smith Hood, vice president of the'
k'-\- Valley Traction company,
and Tusca Morris, attorney lor
the -company, appeared before the city j
- Board -of Affairs this morning at the '
regular -weekly session. relative to me'
bridge approach which the ft. mid O
is planning to bail! at the wast end!
? - : ?f'the-bridge across the Monongahela
' rfrer and connecting the railroad ?;<?s?r
t tSaa -with Cleveland avenue, for part
nf ttio nwwM incident, to the hnild- i
tug of which the city holds that the
L -co ipo ration Is responsible.
L The-Traction company does not be-j
^kSeye' It- is responsible in this matter i
^pnd does not believe the corporation
fchotild bear any part of the expense.
HfHbwever the corporation will have its
engineers take the matter up with
_ the' B. and O. railroad company at
once'and endeavor to determine its
fcV -iespcmsibfllty in the matter.
K V ;-'?0ty* Commissioner of Finance J.
Walter Barnes stated at the meeting
hat'the financial statement for the!
seal year ending Jane. 191S. was
a ready and would be pnhlished In the
p Ctty:"paper8 immediately.
> "Viit -insurance policy for $20,000 on
" ;.tf? <aty hall building was ordered re
A deed of trust executed in 19C5 to
||5 ^W.- S. .Haymond, trustee, against the
eityi was ordered released today, all
fe-'t tjEstmortgage water bonds having
7^ fa Not Permit
m\ Any .Price Fixing!
it Associated Press)
RpjpgtHH I PTGTON. Dec. 30.?Concerted
.price fixing by an industry alter
B8ii?*gDTernii>.ent ceases to exercise
feSjESjajBe: control January 1, will be regarddhgr'the
Department of Justice as in
astntht of free competition, it was
? J ' ata^ed today the explanation was made
^rjdcodblly it answer to queries as to
aat "happened to war time price fixJhig.'~W"ar
Industries Board ceases to
jjHttncflon at midnight tomorrow.
pXiONDON. Dec. 30.?The American
gkasport.Tenadores which left New
:>rfc; Cor Brest oa December 18. was
the rocks near the Isle
D'y u :n Bay of Biscay on Saturday.
-S state that tkoee aboard are
'.~ t 70rcue -
r mm
his gamsung'!
cm or hoiii
ppress it and Intimates That
rl Awakening Will j
ss Social Conditions Here
iTorst in His Fourteen
will approach The unattainable. Just
as parents can not always keep in tact
the morals of a family of several children
Just so. but on a much larger
scale, the chief executive of a citycan
not keep vice entirely down, but
can only by streneous efforts, reduce
It to a minimum. Mayor Bowen believes
the attack was unjustified and
totally unwarranted at this time.
Dr. Broomfield preached to his congregation
yesterday on "Social Extraagance,"
and hauled the people of
the city over the coals for the slackness
In morals that exist at the present
time and which he believes is the
worst condition that has confronted
him in the fourteen years, of his pastorate
in this city. Dr. Broomfield .believes
that the only remedy for the con-1
dition that exists at this time Is a ;
thorough awakening of the public con-!
science, and a, a starter in this dercction
proposed the holding of a conference
of parents of yonng people in
which the various phases of what he
terms"social extravagances"' will be
Dr. BroomSeld's sermon was preashed
on the subject, "Taking Stock of our
Standing wi'.a God at the Close of the
Year.** but tbo trend of the sermon;*
'was an attack on the social life of the
'city at this time.
Other ministers in the city also
rapped social conditions severely In
their pulplt3 yesterday, and these top-!
[ ics were widely discusssed througcu; <
I the city
k | 4
Y. M. C. A. New Physical!
Director at Culver, Ind. !1
I After burning the wires for some ' 1
j time, A. J. Cash, general secretary of
the Fairmont Y. 31. C. A., today an- *
1 nounced that he had procured a pny|
steal director in Prof. M. L. Clevett,
| of Carlisle, Pa., who has just complet;
ed his work as physical director of
I Camp Crane, Allentown, Pa.
| Clevett is thirty years old and is
[ married, having one child. After j
graduating form the High school at
j Kewanee, 111., in 1907, he attended ,
! the physical department of the Y. M. '
it. A. College at Chicago, -where he
j was graduated. He had a summer
i course at the University of lllionis, '
I Urbana. 111., under Coach Zupkee in '
I physical work. For one summer he
I had charge of one .of the public play
I grounds under the South Park Sys- j
tern in Chicago.
He then went to Culver Military 1
Academy at Culver, Ind. .where he 1
was in charge of gymnasium and
track work and assisted in athletics. | i
About a year ago he went to Camp :
Crane, Allentown, Pa., where he took .
up physical department work. <
Clevett will report for duty here
next Monday morning.
| African Methodists
to Hold Meetings
I The African Methodist Episcopal "
[ church, an organization recently per- :
I fected in this city, will hold services 1
I on next Sunday in the Y. M. C. A. audi- 1
i torinm. At this time members of the f
i colored Baptist church and Alto Meth- ;
odist Episcopal church, colored, wiu
be aslced to join in the services.
A meeting is planned by this congregation
to be held at Mannington
on Wednesday. A number of people
from this city will attend this meeting.
The meetings will be conducted
by the Rev. Shaffer, pastor of the African
JL E. church.
A special meeting of the Pythian
Sisters will be held on Tuesday evenj
ing at 7:30 o'clock in K. of P. hall,
j Fleming building for the purpose of
; completing arrangements for the rendition
of the playlet. "Katcb-Koo.**
which will be rendered in the Grand ]
on January 17 and 18. The prates- i
atonal director-will arrive on Thnrs- (]
. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
A scene on Fifth avenue, N'cw
Rodman led the sailors between lines
IMILJ nnniiiiir
Community Party to Be
Held at Fleming Chapel
Edgmont people are going to launch ,
a community uplift movement at a:
meeting -which will be held tomorrow ;
evening from S to 10 o'clock at Fleming
chapel. The affair will partake
somewhat of the nature of a farewell
party for the young people who are
soon to return to various schools an
tor those who are going away for th
winter, but it is expected that son;
sort of a. permanent organlzatic
which will take the lead in aU con
munity matters will be organized.
Rev. Baird Mitchell will preside an..
;kc public is most cordially invited to
attend. Everyone wil be given a most
cordial reception and refreshments
will be served. A program which
probably will be carried out has been
irawn up as follows:
S:00 Call to Order. Music by the j
Choir. Inovation by Rev. Mitchell, j
8:10?Welcome, by Howard Wads-:
worth, temporary secretary.
820?Address by Rev. Mitchell, tern- ;
porary piesldent.
?SoO?^1 us Ic.
9:00 Oracle, Personal History by R. j
E. uavis.
9:13?Social Recreation and Re- j
10:00?Benediction by Rev. Mitchell j
Committees as follows havj charge ,
at the varios details of the preparations
for this meeting.
Reception?J. E. Anderson. J. H.
Beckman. Arch Fleming. Mrs. Forest
Fleming. Mrs Frank Neely.
Invitations?Stewart Wallace, chairman
R. E. Davis, Miss Jessie Vanderort,"
Ruth Snider, Mary Rice.
Arrangements?Frank Neely, chairman.
Arch Fleming, rice chairman,
Saul Hunt, Howard Wadswortb, J. E.
Anderson. Helen V. Pool, Hays Johnson
Louise Snider, Miss Olive Walase.
Woman's Arrest
Causes Trouble
A woman and her young baby are
xt presnt in the county joll- The
woman with her husband were arrested
at Farmington and tried, there
'or making and selling wine. Sentence
was pronounced which placed
the three members of the family in
The woman when Questioned here
said she made wine for her own famly
and that neighobrs often came in
ind wanted some, which she gave
hem. accepting a quarter now and
hen, though not intending to make
x practice of selling the liquid. The
:ouple were much worried yesterday
>ecause of a cow, chickens and pig
which they were afraid would not be j
ec- captain <j aeirne. who vuiieu
the -woman, sent word to the superintendent
of Jamicon mine, where the
nan worked, asking that the animals
>e fed. '
County Physician Tost, together
with others interested, including Captain
O'Beirae. are at-mpttng to have
>otb woman and baby released fromtail
Both -will he cared .{or at the
mrsery,-if. necessary, as the baby
????fva?-**" .?
'' ' ' JB
York, during the great parade follow ing
of cheering people.
Mil Ml
B."& O. Furnishes Unusual
Total of 3355?Place- v<
ment is Good* m
All records for car supply in the .
Irmont region for many moons!
e slashed today when the B. & O- i
-.cd in 3,335 cars. The placement {
V o'clock this morning was 1,815- I ? '
The cars in the region are classified j
, follows: Open, 3,240; coke, 78; ?
.am track, S; n.e.o.x, 29. ! tc
i ^
Saturday's Loading.
Care loaded in the region Saturday j
totalled 843. Of this number 782 : [;]
..ore loaded east and 63 west. The j .j
eastward traffic consisted of 761 coal J '
and 21 coke cars, and the westward *
48 coal and 17 coke cars.
Off tor Washington. cl
C- H. Jenkins, of The Hutchinson gj
Coal company, left today on a busi- d:
ness trip to Washington, D. C. tu
Isner Here Today- te
R. B. Isner, district representative fe
of the United States Fuel adminis- ec
tration, will arrive here today after is
spending the Christmas holidays in p:
Elkins. ta
Unite<l Mine Workers. p<
w t: Pptprs. who is in charge of ?
the Fairmont office of the United pj
Mine Workers, has arrived here from
Charleston, where he visited his home
over the Christmas holidays. m'
In Charleston on Monday and Tues- t0
day a district board meeting -will be
held_ for the purpose of mapping out b<
certain policies in "District 17. United m
Ui<ie Workers. James Diana. W. F. ^
Ray .and Scott Reese, known in the
Fairmont region, will attend the
meeting. They are member? of the
board. 1 ...
B. A. Scott, an international board
member, left today for Charleston .
Ira Marks, a district board member,
will leave tonight for Charleston- ?j
Mine Workers* Election. ~
Indications point to Frank Hayes. ~~
of Indianapolis. Ind.. being reelected ^
as international president over James v!
Walker, of Illinois. The official count
is now being made. Hayes* majority
Is estimated at from 20,000 to 30,- '
000. The American Coal Miner jos
claims Hayes* reelection by a major- 84
ity of 2S.OOO.
In District 17 all of the officers di
have been reelected. C. F- Keeney,
president, and Fred Mooney, secre- ei
tary, wer reelected without opposi- 01
tlon. William Pettry was reelected 10
?1 ?V?n Vio^nor VtflH nnnrv- S3
Vice piCJiUCUl, *M?I f. ? - ~
sition. B. A. Scoot bits been elected a<
an international board member over d<
James Diana b ya majority- of 944. **
Scott "will take the place of the late
P. I*- Gatens. of Bancroft. The district
board members elected include
"W. F- Ray, Nick Yale, A. T. Porter, si
Charles Workman, Scott Reese and di
M. R. Ware, colored. ei
To Indianapolis. C
Members of the international board ti
of the United Mine Workers will hold A
a meeting-In Indianapolis on January Ti
6, at which time various matters win ?
be taken tip. C. F. Keeney. Charlestofc^i^ld^at
17. United
i potm
the review of the fleet. Admiral
(C) Undexwcod & Underwood
Are Required By
Health Regulations to
Get Cured.
A free clinic lor tie treatment of
jnereal diseases has been establisht
at Fairmont State Hospital No. 3
ider the direction of tbe superintendit,
Dr. Chesney iff. Ramage. Hie
inic was established by request of
ic State Department of Health in acirdance
witb tbe desires of the Unid
States government which is doing
rerything possible to prevent a
>read of tbese diseases.
Official notice of tbe designation of
le state hospital hare as a free clinic
as received recently by Dr. Ramage
otn F. F. Fcmsworth. A. A, Surgeon
nited States Public Health Service.
> rough tbe State Department of
rtalth and the.clinic was promptly
itablishod and already a number of
ises have been treated.
The territory to be covered by this
inic embraces Marion and MononUia
counties. The patients will be
rawn from paupers, indigents, reirned
soldiers who may become inicted
and in fact anyone who is incted
who cannot or will not be treat1
otherwise. Under no circumstances
the clinic to treat other physicians'
itients as the department desires to
ike care only of those who are too
>or or too negligent to take treatment
igularly or too good for nothing to
ty for it.
The facilities for the treatment
tve been provided and the governant
trill r>OV* fan tka
?-**? nu* W*( LUC Ui xacv,GOO?tA
> the treatment of these diseases.
A certain day and certain hours will
: established shortly for-the treatent
of these diseases and these noses
will be posted conspicuously in
der that the public may become
ware that such a clinic is held and is
scessible to those who should take
ie treatment.
The great war has focused the atntion
of the public on the necessity
: conserving health and this bids fair
> be an important factor in solving
ie venereal disease problem. In the
ist the moral and legal factors inlived
have overshadowed and comicated
the health aspect of this probm.
Vice crusades and spasmodic
tempts at-preventing -prostitution by
ie method or another have usually
:complished little permanent good
id have often spread the venereal
seases rather than checked them.
The large amount of venereal disises
in civil life as shown by reports
; the draft examiners and camp com:anders
has stimulated the public
And to the necessity of Immediate
:tion as no other agency could have
me and the government deems the
me ripe for the application of effient
methods of control.
The end of. actual fighting in the
orld war does not lessen the neces
ty for the campaign against Henereai
iseases. Rather, it becomes a greatr
war emergency measure than ever,
essation of hostilities centers attenon
on the retain of the "victorious
m ericas forces. On entering the series
the men became subject to Arm;
ad Nay; discipline, which. In the conI
(Continued on Page Three)
Miss Gail
Auto Driver
Bad Manneredj
Christmas Eve,
Dashed Past Street Car j
Which Stopped to Take j
A. A j
.IgCU TV UlilOlli
Who owns automobile No. 14.20G?
Who was out the night before Christmas
in this car about 9 o'clock in the
evening? Whoever it was no doubt
neglected to' notice that the Watson
car whicn stepped at Fourth street,
waited for an elderly lady, who was
very evidently unaccustomed to getting
on str eet cars and had some difficulty
in finding the entrance to the
car. As this lady, carrying a heavybasket.
walked the length of .the car
to the entrance, an outomobile bearing
license No. 14,206 passed swiftly by.
not slowing down to the slightest degree.
pas-s'ng the woman with verysmall
space ir. between, and not only
breaking the law but endangering a
life as well. The incident was noticed
by several and remark was made
at the time that something definite
and curative should be done about it.
nstead of reverting the mattter to the
proper authorities, however. It was
felt that a more far-reaching remedy
might consist in publishing the license
numbers whenever such incidents occur.
Not only car No. 14,206, but other
cars as well, have been repeatedly
breaking the law which requires that
automobiles stop when passing a standing
street car The reason is obvious.
Entrances and exists to and from
street cars h3ve been so planned that
it is impossible for passengers to step
suddenly % off into the pathway of a
fast approaching street caar from the
opposite direction. The only danger
to await such passenger lies in an automobile
passing swiftly just as man,
woman or. child steps off. For this
reason the law forbids all automobiles
to pas a car which is standing stll.
This law cac been, broken a number of
times very recently.
ni a as nut nrmrn nri
rlAN Dib atnlto \i\
! They Will Lead Up to West
i Side Union Evangelistic
The clergymen of the West side of
the river held a called meeting this
! morning to consider plans for the
evangelistic campaign which will be
waged in this city beginning January
Previous to the meetings and beginning
next Monday cottage prayer
meetings will be held in the wards of
the city and chairmen for the districts
have been named and they will be re- :
sponsible for some five or six meet-:
ings of this nature to be held each j
evening during that week in their dis-!
The chairmen were named as follows:
Third ward. Frank White;
Fourth ward. Ross Watts; Fifth ward,
Charles Denham; Sixth ward. C. W.
Evans; Seventh ward, W. A. Crowel;
Eighth ward, Carl Riggs.
It will be the duty of each of these
district chairmen to name assistants
who will conduct meetings on these
evenings and singers will also be designated
to accompany each speaker
and to assist with the prayer meeting. J
It is planned to haTe approximately 36
prayer services in session each evening
of the five evenings of that week
in these six districts. The personnel
of these committees will be announced
On next Sunday evening a meeting
of all the Young Peoples societies
of the city will be held at the First!
M. E. church previous to the evening
services when plans will be discussed
for the work of the coming weeks.
Services will be held next week in
each of the city churches both morning
and evening and the evangelistic
meetings proper will not begin until
the following Sunday.
Singing Evangelist Heaton, formerly
.with Blederwolf. th efamons evangelist.
of "Winona Lake. Wis, has'been
secured to cosdnct the singing at the
evangelistic meetings and will arrive
here January 11. He wyi conduct a
rfinir eomnosed of some eighty or a
hundred voices and this promises to he
a feature of the. meetings which will
continue several weeks.
Similar plans for the other group of
; clergymen who will conduct a similar
campaign on the East side are' being
' worked ont at this time.
The meetings on this side will be
[ held in the First M. E. church in Falrmont
Attorney Rigs* Here?Attorney Cecfl
ELI Biggs arrived in. the city today.
service at Camp Fu 11 lion, Fort Kfler<j
All Comities Mast
. r.,-. ?
Movement to:{xjo|?
President "Wilson
sclentionsness -would" ir.
/IniAc Af hrmanifv .
aoira ?uiiiimiuij
apply bis mind." he continued. "j|H
any one of the questions' of bdaadsry.H
or sovereignty, or racial asipiration to
do something more than c
this. There is 110 man," no lobdy'offindnH
who knows just now theyoug
settled. "We must provide the machinery
for readjustment in
that we may have the rnachfaenSBW
good will and friendship."^; .';r"'o8sjj
f til
CBy Associated Epai^lg
dependent Socialists in tfro..grqilS55BH
ministry and officials of the PruasIuH
government who belong to that'PJUtJgrfl
have resigned, according to a Berlin
mopoT/Ti mm.
Central Council c and
Workmen of Germany fc
Hem Noske, governor c Keii,
Loebe, editor of the.Brr tlau VoiksB'ncht,
and Herr Wlahe: member of
the Reichstag, as cabfhet rs to
replace Foreign Minster Haase,
Ister of Social Policy BarchiaE^I(|?9
later of Mobjuration I
retired Saturday night^eaxmBB^^^^H
Berlin advices recehi?(?i'
ask of the peacetenner " the return
of Klao.Cbow. the former German :
control province, captured by Japan early
in the war n
of International trade
place China, on an etjual plane vttu
other nations. Lu Clacnz-Chiang. C
nese minister of f
" -J '-Is iiiaiillli'gTjaM^W^^W
si on. declared on t??
day on the way to Paris, g

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