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I #? I Zttr A* & K^l & A A, ft^A. E ^L . warmer tonight, Tue*- j a QoAiity for th?. Home. [ f West VirZnia's Be# Newspaper V ^ L? 1 upnsa^ Vtewspt^er ~+F WPfr i , ? - 1 1 -* ' 1 . 1 ???? tl??S?. = ;, -?-? , i, A ?BLISHEd1S MBMBEn associated. mess. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20.1919. <**> today's, news today, pfo?TSl GERMfl ^ ^ ^ 8111? More Cases This Year ' BBlnian at Any Time < R WORK WEENIE HERE i ppe^Public Will Be Asked j &- <For thelast three years about fifty J (^.Interested epople in'the city of Fair- , p.-.,. moat have ketp the Associated Chart- j \ ties on its feet These men and women have been glad to do all tbey possl- ( I but in the meantime, ex- ] sluding costs of caring for \ ly wamilies, have gone up I s the usual number of help- | luals which every city has i 1 it, there has arisen in the < eight weeks a labor condi- ] i it is expected will grow j sad of better and which wOl t loyment for the laboring ; to procure, in some lines .1 iciated Charities have help- ;3 ; 200 families of various < past year. These families I a rule paupers; only to be 1 > after lime with no appar- * so one way or the other; ' ; are worthy persons who * knees or sudden calamity 1 rendered destitute in vary- 3 I Ari.*a#1 tn thSn number? ' I the cost ot living haa soared to | llfflds?are many more this-winpn ever before, because not in *line of work has the salary infjdUhoulder to shoulder with the jaOylhcreased cost of rent, food tdffieft : One must Hdd to this; the ihih'large-lamily?the many init ,babies who follow close one 3$ other. It IS not hard then Serttynd; these who have but one < fo' children and who work hard I ff and day out to care for them, i perhaps the gift of a slightly bet- i itelUgence to help us out?how : it certain it is that sooner or la- ] to wage earner of the family will i Sickness or lose his job and hedependent on charity. For these e never have an opportunity to .face trouble soiiie time or other i aye had tO) De helped out.by those usually by a relative or a good < I. .There are many people though i J.'.have grown almost desperate : mat of a friend in time of need, back.over your life eitheV here ii another city and think what it L' bave meant to you, when sickjirept/nnexpecteflly In and robbed j ^the means of a livelihood, had mown just where to send for i pidbh would not have robbed : nthis city is one scarcely underjjtijr many. Charity sounds un-i |r One shudders and says, "Oh, Iot uhtc IU avvov^i buaiiitj ch comes loudly with a blare Old horn, some which coines it with* an unavoidable' pubertheless, and there is anoth pWhich'works almost in the inglrota the right hand what ark which falls largely to the d Charities in Fairmont, a tiring so little mentioning of r the sake of the unfortunate s help; that few people know i last two years the Associative have made no request for money, because of the unusual amount Hag&t, work, absorbing all activity. Hsjgida ot the appeal to scbools at outp$ija, clothes?which appeal was Rmpgenero nsiy by every school in the BRjjil^re has been little In^the way Bffifig^ately there was plenty of em^Hfirment. <,At Christmas time a fund MjBfctjkTby The Tl'mds met the 1m^^^g^XUe-children. furnlshlng^cl^jbea.. INS HA i/VAA/VSAAA/VsAyW^/WWWAA/^ mm ind other Christmas presents. XV tund was very essential to the worn if both the Humane society and Associated Charities. There are three charitable organisations in Fairmont; the Humane society, the Associated Charities and the Salvation Army. Each of these oiv ionizations work separately and each is paid overhead expenses by differsnt heads. The Associated Charities liave a broad field and all donations :o this organization go directly to some needy family or individual. There ire no expenses deducted, as all -rent of' office in the City building,'including gas and electric light, and the secretary's salary are apid by the city. The secretary, Miss Margaret McKinney, has also been appointed city police matron ai\d takes charge of women and girls brought to the city jail. For this, including her duties as secretary of the Associated Charities, she is paid a regular salary. One of the most important phases if Associated Charities work, especially to Fairmont citizens, lies in the fact that since the Associated Charities was first organized in 1912, there have been few beggars and) objectionable transients appearing at one's back loor. Before this time hardly a week passed that one did not have some poor unfortunate appearing suddenly to ask for everything1 from food to money and invariably telling a tale which from the standpoint of high art, putrivaled all short story productions. Many a mother or daughter handed put donations wbfch were unwisely given. There was neither time noi jeiiiiiB. i nmany cases for unraveling the true story and often good clothes were sold to the second hand man and the money wasted, or good food dump9 din the alley because it had been handed out instead of coveted dash. Those were the days when a chalk mark on one's back fence meant anything fromv"No use bothering here!" to "Easy mark!" Today we have little of that; for organized charity soon imposed of objectionable persons; lending them.promptly back to their 3Wn towns and cities or earfag for them in a proper ana adequate^aan aer. 1A Manyare the stories to be tolcftin connection with the work which; has been done in this city during the last 3even years by the Associated Charities, from tragedies to minor, disasters. Miss Margret McKinney carries on a large part of the work in her office Bach day and this office is so located that it is easily found. All one has to do is to walk up one flight of stalrB In the City building and turn to the right three doors. The work which she does requires infinite tact and patience and a good working knowledge of human nature. Every, penny which sho handles is spent wisely; not too much to one or too little to another, but an amount merely covering actual needs. 'Sometimes a woman comes to Miss Margaret who tells a very pathetic story; with many tears, and shabby, garments almost winning one's symathples. No story is taken on the face of it and investigations are always made before help is given. ' Occasionally, the woman iB undeserving, merely an impostor?and she is sent back where she belongs carryings with her some .excellent advice.1 Very often a genuine tale of woe is unfolded and an instant response of Bjrmpatny, witn tactful suggestions of how best to help, steps out to meet some sorely abused little woman with burdens almost unthinkable on her shoulders. Miss Margaret understands her work thoroughly and inakes very few mistakes. Last week she was called upon to solve the problems of a number of needy folks. To one she gave groceries, to another some warm clothes in correct size, in spite of an evient desire on the part of the woman applying fdr garments which were notBuitable at all. To several she gave very little?to one or two nothing at all. Through a vnst amount of experience she knew what was needed and what was not. Most of her-applicants she knows personally. One or two came through those she knew. Visa Iranwe a WW awwipHlUt UUV)(a a nVUUCHUi assortment ot cast-off articles on her many shelves and on hooks about her office. Some time, she says, she -is going to have a cupboard for her Jams and Jellies, when some kind soul finds out to donate. At present she keeps most of it on the top ot an old safe and on the bottom shelves of her elothes' cabinet This winter a larger demand than ever is expected to be made by families who have fyst father or mother with, influenza or by fathers out of employment A number ot the mines are closing with prbspect ot more closing, throwing many men out Dt work. Sickness will call for money KT$ay rent ,to provide groceries and to pay doctor bills. Through a fear on the part of the Associated Charities that there will be a far. from sufficient amount ot money oh han dto meet all these needy ibligatlons this winder, the Board of Associated Charities *\eld a meeting last week and decided \\aak generous Fairmont for all it couli spare to aid In this work. ' One thousand letters (Continued on page eight) Faimorti Merchant iVE FOI JbjSI' Operators Expect to Have Conference With Mark- ft \ am. |j Wthin tho next few days Fairmont operators expect to have a conference with C. H. Markham, Philadelphia, regional director of the Allegheny division of the United States railroad administration. in regard to entering a verbal protest against the proposed pre-payment of freight on coal. Today one of the operators was invited to the conference bnt he did not caxe to go alone, desiring that a larger representation be allowed from the Fairmont district It is expected that Mr. MaMrkham will later send word Q asking for a larger number of repres- ft entatives from here. Some time ago F. J. Patton, secretary of the Northern West Virginia Coal Operators' Association wired a protest against the proposed plan. g( Should the prepayment scheme be ef- d) fectlve it would mean that all opera- D tors In the Fairmoht region who have. ct coat to ne snipped to tidewater points jn will be obliged to pre-pay the freight. ^ As all of the bars are billed at Keyser it would cause no end of Inconvenience Al to the local operators because the w freight payments would have to be made at Keyser. oj Off For Washington. St C. H. Jenkins, president of the b< Northern West Virginia Coal Opera- so tors' Association, left last evening for bt Washington, D. C., to attend a meet- fa ing of the National Coal Association, ed Matters of vital improtance will be in transacted. m .United Mine Workers. n Ii*. E. Peters, who i9 in charge of :ei the Fairmont office of the United Mine Wofekrsi -yas atthe Davis coal mine f? near Morgantown'yesterday. le q... .CupktT MHaq si Isaac Scott, organizer, and J. L. ol Ballard, orgunlzer, was at Point Ma- ft rion yesterday. at Today J. L. Ballard, organizer, is in pi . fVia TCIlrivtcs' onntinw ?a buw uiniuu pBVUWUi . 81 James Diana, organizer, la at Mon- hi tana MMlnes today. tli yt.if,. Ray, rgalzer, is at Powell to- v? day. si Nick Aile. organizer, la at Wilson- lji burg today. Yi May Clse March 1. tt J. Walter Barnes, state fuel admin- n latrator for West Virginia, is oon- Q sidoring the advisability of closing hta m office March 1, because of the work nt , being practicaldy completeu. Mr. h (Continued on page eight.) is DECIDE IN WHEN I TO SIT ON BRIDGE |T' . I Engineer Meuser and Contractor Casey Have Had S Preliminary Confab. " ' ; ' John F. Casey, president of the John F. Casey Construction company of & New York, which has the contract for u the erection of the concrete bridge to be built across the Monongahela river,' K and William Meusser, the engineer, E w&o designed the structure, will come M to this city within the next week .or K ten days for the purpose of agreeing w on tentative plans for the building of the structure and the time for the C( work to proceed. A conference was 111 held by these men together with other s officials of the company in New York fr last week and the building of the local structure was discussed. al At the present time little is being done on the structure and the work- ^ ing force has been reduced to a minimum. The materials which had been T used in building the towers on the X bridge recently completed'across Coal Run ravine, have been assembled oh the other side of the river and are beiner iiund In AHwIlnr thi? ?ln?l - ? ? ' -w-. lfW.MVU Tjt of the cable way towers from which J' the river structure will be swung. j" The work on the ravine bridge Is " practically done and an inventory is now being taken to idetermlne the cost .1 tk. | ? \ i tl FIRE 8TATI0N BURNS DOWN., in CORRY, Pi,, Jan. 20.?Fire which . for a time threatened to wipe ont the E business session of this place, destroyed the city hall shortly after noon en- gt tailing a loss of-between $75,000 and tl $100,000; One .fireman was killed and l> three Others were overcome by smoke, vi The city fire department which occupied part of thb first floor of the build- pi lng, a three atory brick structure, was ai burped out. ^ th is Advertise Truthfulk ' -'' vi v m n m mm . - '! ..."f'^r^;:;A?^/,;f^^.:":,>?f ; .'; '" " 5.' largest Audienqe That Ha Church Since Billy Su ;-... .. Last Night at i ? IMS UN MM lass Meetings Held During Some Decidedlylnteresti Song Services Wei \ Yesterday die cumulative effec which are being conducted in the ci a nee at the services. It is plain to 1 in the meetings is growing, and th more interesting. For this week soi ix Convents at East Side Meeting "Come down off the bleachers and' it in the game" was the admonition -opped at an after meeting in the lamond Street Methodist Episcopal lurch last evening after the prelimary session, which shattered all preous attendance records on the East de, when 1,000 people were present, i a result of the after-meeting there ere six trail hitters. At 7:15 o'clock the main auditorium the church was packed aa was the mditv Rchiwl mntn Tit?r tha aallarv igan to Oil up and:by the time of the >ng service, 7:30 o'clock, seats in the illding were at premium. Despite'the ct that hundreds of chairs were pUUs i in the aisles, scores of people stood i the church. Ifcjwas a great, religlus eeting and Was the .first evening Singing prpved to be tie greatest ature of the night and B. 3: McKny, musical director, has ^hipped into tape a fiho vocal organization. In: the tair last night/ there wire seventy* re singers?the largest assembled gt ty one time thus far during the cam-, ilgn. By actively pursuing the songera of the Bast Side, Mr. McKinley is secured a large number of Addfraal singers, many of whom ppssess try strong voices. The volume of the nglng was .noticeably large especialas "When the Boll Is Called ' Up ?nder" was sung, which* proved to be te most'familiar, number rendered, ext in popularity was "Nearer od To Thee,"which was sung with uch expression and power. Other lmbera rendered were: "I will Shout is Praise in Glory," "There is Power l the Blood" "All Hall Imanuel" ["he Day Ib Dying in the West," Vhlter Than Snow." During the even? g Miss Bertha. Dilgard rendered a )cal solo in a very creditable man?r. B. J. McKinley sang, "My Sins re Forgiven, Are Yours?" Another added feature in a musical ay was the addition of'an orchestra ; laat night s services, which played ;ry well together. The members ot (Continued on page eight.) uit on Note Up, in Circuit;\C6urt The case ot the People's National ank vs. Harvey Shain, came before te following jury this morning at 10 clock: Santford Petty, Joseph R. night, B. W. Hall, George Donham, merson Bell, Willie C. Daugberty, :. E, Ashcraft, A. B. Cole, John E. intyntt,, P. R. eck, Birch L. Butcher id J. C.Baker. At presented to the jury the case mceras a motion tor judgment on a ite ot |500 made in 1915 by Harvey iiain to H. W. Fleming, due a. year om date. . In the case of Adams vs. Lajunan, ter a. four days' session, the jury scided in favor of Adams with dam ;es ot (2,000 allowed. Irown Being Trained in Factory System C. B. Brown,! superintendent of the atrmont Mining Machine company, is gone to Philadelphia, where he will he a course In factory system work; hich wilfcover a period of from War i six months. ' * , After, that time Mr. Brown will reirn to Fairmont to continue his aove connection with the Fairmont Min; ig Machinery company. IULQARIAN8 PLUNDER GREEKS. SALONIKA Sundayr Jw. 1?"-BnlUtah soldiers continne^plnndering le dwellings and: shops of Greeks at emotica, Rumania, according to adces received here; . . :i;M It is reported tliat soldiers whoarp;, irtldpating in the work declare titty 9 anting in obedience to orders ftprn ? 1 N ^ s Assembled in a Fairmont nday Spoke Here, Out t First M. E. ',inwr v MJB AT BELLVIEW the Afternoon Brought Out' ng Personal Testimony? e Very Inspiring. :t of the union evangelistic meetings ty was reflected in die large attend>e seen that the interest of the public e meetings themselves are becoming ne special services are planned. MWMWMW They Sang By States at First M. E. Church "God's Appeal 'o a Lost World" Was the theme from which the Rer. R. J Yoak, as tor of the Southern Method 1st Elscopal church, preached a profound , and logical sermon at the Union revival services held In the First Methodist Episcopal church last night. The large auditorium, galleries and Sunday school, room annexes were crowded to capacity fiftemr minutes before the service began andt>y the time the hour.'set for oenlng the service had arrived, every nook and cranny where chairs could be set was filled while scores of eprsona stood throughout the entire service and many others not. even being able to obtaln standing room left the building. The steps leading to the choir and pulpit were utilised asseats and when tbe immense audience stood the large audltottum, epearedto be one livirig mass Of Immunity , from'choir 'loft to galleries. copying toe paws at a given signal would crowd together all moving at Oho tinie in one direction and. when this was done many persons were aj>le to secure seats, who would otherwise have stood during the service. Not since the Sunday on which Billy Sunday lectured in this city has there been such a crowd gathered fora religious service in this city iandJt is believed there, were fully 2,000 persons present last night. A spirited song service opened the services led y Prof. Heaton and' for a half br .three-quarters of an . hour the atidlence was enlivened with splendid music. choir pf fully one hundred voices sang splendidly while the congregation also sang lustily and happily when requested to do so. A medley or sacred songs wasVintrodnced into the song service, such songs *as "We Praise Thee Oh God," "We'er Marching to Zlon," "Beulah Land," "On Christ the Solid Rock" and "Nearer My God to Thee" blended one one. per. feet whoje. 4 . As a means of getting the audience (Continued on. page eight;) fmtm tipppJI 10 . MILLED' * DEATHJPORTED Was First Listed as Missincr in Action- in Oct- 1 ober. Mrs. Cecil Miller, o fthis city, has received official notification that her brother-in-law, Corporal Fred C.'Miller, of the 18th U. S. Infantry, had been killed in action between the 4th and 9th of October. Mr. Miller had bden reported missing in action. Hp had been citei for bravery in action previous to the date that he eras reported miBBing.' Corporal Miller was a former resident, of this city and is a son of M. C.Mllelt, of Fairmont avenue, this city. He enlisted from Bellaire, Ohio, where he>was in business.; y: ' ^.'-8;': V"'- Four brothers in this family were in government service, Pau'l who died at the uock Island Arsenal; Cecil and Harl, who are Somewhere in France at this-time, and.Cprporal Fred Miller, reproted officially as hilled In ao. ?-?** . ; , ' MORE RIOTINQ IM BERLIN. JNSTI1 ? Red Cross Needs Help During The Next m wo Weeks A specialffppeal for workers to complete am allotment of refugee garments flfmade by tbe chairman of tbe ldHl Red Cross chapter. This. alloHent of garments must be co^npEed within tbe netx two weeks,*?! to do tbis will require the cagMntrated effdrt of Red Cross Sorters from now until the close m tflk period. These garmentsparc badly needed to clothe refumfes in flk war ridden countries and theflt need is just as gnpt as was tint need to supply titer soldiers wltl. clothing anfl, W^w'orkers are urn^JglriOTote one ,two or thre^gfiEthe case i'inay be duxjili^^ne qko week period, aagpntiB impossflk to do tlila i nH "iHm i In oovorol hmm at jggMTTo the work. It is hopwLthe . royal Red Cross workers wilRaipt slacken in their efforts until me need for work is concluded. *6 iMl wj , . New Advertising Man 01 The West Virginian Will Aid Merchants. The West Virginian is pleased to at nounce the arrival today of Sidney V Wright, who asinmes the position a advertising manager. A. Ray Map4 formerly in charge of the advertlsln interests, will in the future devote hi time to the position of superintenden of publication. Mr. Wright, comes to Fairmont wit' a backing ia the format experienc .l ... . I,.. ; * which,' The - West Vii lap bellerei will prove of exception-. value to loot advertisers. For several years he wa associated with advertising experts'1 Chicago and other western cities an learned the difficult art of "copy" pre] aration and proper typograhical "la: out" Later he covered the Unite States as a traveling representattv and two years ago located in the cit of Clarksburg as manager of a pron inent retail merchandise businesi While In the latter city Mr. Wrigh was a member of the Rotary club aa Business Men's League and also wa identified with business movements a an advertising advisor. The Clarki burg|g|aily newspapers attest the bent fits or his services. Although a youn man it may be said of Mr. Wright tha he has enjoyed a wide range of activ ties in responsible representation c important busnioas'kU$fsts. Mr. Wright has been engaged b The West Virginian to serve the Ii creasing advertising demands of Fail mont merchants. His ability to rende practical advice and assistance is o fered as a particular feature of Th West Virginian's desire to make Fail mont the biggest and best bualnes city in, West Virginia. In noting Mr. Wright's departur from Clarksburg the Clarksburg Tel< gram of Saturday said: Sidney W. Wright, formerly Iocs manager of the Davis, Burkham an Taylor company, has accepted a pos tion as advertising .'manager of Th West Virginian, at Fairmont, an will take up his duties there Monday Mrs. Wright and .their son will follow as soon as a new home can be secure in Fairmont. Mr. Wright has taken a large pai in the business affairs of Clarksburf having been a member of the Rotar club and the ClarkAburg Busines Men's League. His able counsel an active assistance in these organizi ttons will be greatly missed by hi associates in the future. Mr. and Mrs. Wright have made host of friends here who, while n gretttng their departure," wish' thei every success in their new home. .' 7 ; .. ."V 'iTf.-,- ' n' t 1 BI ' ti-<i Peacemakers Still n gS t .. - m Considering Russif ( By Associated Press) PARIS, Jan. 20?The sttukikra 1 Russia was taken up by the Suprdm council of the Peace conference at' it sessio ntbday. Joseph Noulens, th French ambassador to Russia, wa present at the meeting and addresse It on .the Russian Question'. This announcement was made in th official;, statement given out regan log the proceedings of the plenipotcc tiaries. The heaet meeting of the ooui ell will be held tomorrow at 10:3 % i ? " flu: I ' -'^ a __ i txt ' " /\: .: i^kl?w!ramahn proposed new constitut^^^^^H j many drawn up recenUy ?^^?8| | constitutional law, Preuss, state secretary I in an official wireless dispatch HM out from Berlin andbesides any territory which bm , sires to be me imperial praiaencMH^^^^H be elected by tbe people must b < I, Izen of ^rmany for 10 ymirs before | . h u||i | n rnn i| ^ Thflt H^use^ I ^I *. duct a re8tai|^g^uid rooming lious.; an. addition to a piece of property on J j tw??n ^uincy^and on and to I d ^?nrth ward d ^ VIRGINIA I 11 v .s^SfeWwWBBI ' ^TBgtrityBI W ftlflfeliHMM j ^ in i' n; J. Luther . Wot^qSMSB^^^^^B 8 noonced 8 reeolntkm lay. It is 8 Hickman, Perin, Williams of PMa*/ 1* ants, Thurmond, Hall, ?fi IT1CTBa^'Vio - V ' .- ,f-'? ?.