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. Dafly Average k | I April 1919 vjl?. Andlt BurMa of Circulation* E>' ' >^. ? ESTABLISHED 1868. mi IIP /I IWl iriiB ' R DMHl Turnout of Soldiers and Sailors Was Very Satisfying. MUCH MUSIC IK LINE Decorations ana Attendance From Out of Town Unprecedented. All TPalrmnnt nnd n r-rm airfare hi a put of Marlon county turned out en masse yesterday to do honor to the men and women of old Marlon who saw service In the groat war. Conser vative estimates place the number of paraders at 3,600 and as for the crowds that lined the streets the only Bafe thing to say Is that they were the largest In the history of the city. The day was clear as a bell and while the temperature was high, going over 90, there was a breeze blowing most of the time and there was no real discomfort. Service Men In Line. Naturally the. feature of the parade were the service men, who did fine In turning out so well. It Is understood that not half of the service men from Marlon county have arrived home as Lyet so there lstapi to be another celebration when the remainder of:the - "boys come home," It was Interesting to watch the crowd scan the faces of the soldier boys and call them by name. The soldiers and sailers marched in uniform, the splendid training they received was apparent at all times and caused much comment. There were 300 army men of various services In line and the sailor boys numbered 60. All of the boys looked bale and hearty and the army and navy life appears to have lived up to Its reputation as a developer of robust manhood. . r. Officers who commanded the ser"Vlce men In yesterday's parade were Major E. B. Carskaddon, Major Powell, Jd. C.; Captain Causey, M. C.; 1st Lts. Ajmett, F. A.; Jay Straight, Dougau Hlldreth, Henry, 2d Lts. Bolyard, Atwater, Watkins (R. O.) Hunter, Bobet, Reed, Shaw, Stewart, Carter, Shlnn,, Barnes, Toothman, Charles W. Watklns, Second Lieut. Charles M. Shlnn; First Lieutenant Ernest Yost; Second Lieutenant Edward Kennedy. Many Decorations. American flags and red, white and blue bunting were on hand e'jerywhere and nearly every building i A>ng the line of march was decorated yesterday. It was the greatest display of "Old Glory" In the history of Fairmont and the commercial district was gayly decorated with the national colors and welcome flags. The effect was fectacular. Hartley's had the afs' flags displayed from the windows their store. There were a number of banners displayed In the parade. One of those carried by the East Side school deleK cation was: "Here's to the Boys We Love so Well; who put the Kaiser straight to !??? The Formation. The parade started to move shortly I after 2:10 o'clock and reached Falr jnont avenue and Fifth street at 2:45 o'clock, requiring 22 minutes to pass that point. The platoon of police was first in line, which was followed by Hdlte Greater Fairmont band of twentyVuine pieces, under the leadership of ' ' (Continued on page Jour.) j morning from his late Tesldejfce at Jeyene tadlng the Manniugton street car 1<M Pine Grove. Jmrial IE. FLtEMCRAFT^Tw. IF NOTICE. j H TO C1TVV4& PAYERS I] According lb/the law 'I am com | pelled tojy inllsfjCl taxes unit paid cm nf first Monday in June gj which ip Tery ncjjF at band., Now H but am eyjwjped to enforce it. K Sheriff of Marion Co. ' ;mber associated press. MAY IDS K BROKEN I FOR SERVICE MEM IK nuns HOLD Ml UKE PAAHDE Mother Jones and W. U. Rogers Spoke At Meeting; Held Afterward. Organized labor paid its tribute to the returned soldier boys yesterday when a parade was held In the morning between Fairmont and Watson under the auspices of United Mine Workers' local union 4005, of Watson which closed with an open air meet1 lng at the grove at Watson. Two thousand United Mine Workers participated in tho parade. The parade Btarted at Fairmont avenue and Twelfth street and was escorted by Chief of Police Harr and a cordon of police. W. M. Rogers, Fairmont, president of the State Federation of Labor lead off the proceB? sion. The Moose band, of .Fairmont, was next In line, wearing their new uniforms, which are composed of a pretttf Villi A Tcitw. ounmnrlflto Iramlnno | ~ j vanv nam VlUUlUlUgDi The band rendered a fine program of march mualc. Thirty-five service men who reside near Watson, were In line. There were 200 members of local 4005, United Mine Workers, In line. One (Continued on page five.) oiLfiTuis IBS mi MSI Mercury Crawled to Highest Point While Parade Was On. "Old Sol" dealt out sweltlng rays yesterday and today and as a result the mercury went up to 9G yesterday afternoon, which was the hottest aay thus far for the season. This was while the parade was at its height. During the night no air appcareo to be stirring, but toward morning a heavy fog caused the mercury to A 4A OA mui- -?? * - uivj/ i.\j uv. mis uueniooa at i;4o o'clock the mercury stood at 94. One Man Killed in Indianapolis Races INDIANAPOLIS, May 31?Arthur Thurman turned over on the north turn on the 44 lap In the big auto race here today. There was some confusion Immediately after the accident. Later It was announced Thurman was dead and M. Mollnare, the mechanician, had a fractured skhll. INDIANAPOLIS, May 31?At 200 miles G. Chevrolet had to stop at the pit and change from first to third position. De Falma took the lead by the chango with Wilcox second. Others In order were L. Chevrolet, E. Cooper, Leoooq, and Heme. Average speed 91.20 miles an hour. South Carolina Man Drowns In the River James Drake, colored, was drowned Jipe Monongahela river yesterday at I old P., M. ft P. bridge below this y while swimming with two of his mpanlons. He was an employe- of 'the Koppers company and comes from South Carolina. County Coroner Prank Lloyd was notified and after making an Investigation, pronounced the drowning aa accidental. Alt. men^MrJifIm. W. of A., j Whltfc Zmmr No. H73, Mononga- i hela CgWp Ko. 14M7 and Royal Nelghbm-s, are redbeetfed to meet at Woodptan HallJn Skinner Bldg. promptly, at 2J0 Sunddw after- ! noon, Juq^ I.Mfv memjplal ser- j H. (S^HAFFERMAN, i Consul, i Tty a Classii i n FAIRMONT, WEST VIRG RETU Walked 7,000 . "Milne T/i flnt X'l I 1/ v/^ * ///s Diploma For a diploma from the Farmington high school, John W. Amnions, a graduate of this year'sclass, has walked over 7,000 miles, ora distance in excess of that from New York to San Francisco and return. It was a bapoy occasion for John when on Thursday evening he walked up on the last lap of his Journey and received his sheepskin. Amnions walked six miles each 1 way. twelve miles per day, to the Farmington high school the four years he was in school. And as could be expected from one so energetic, he was one of the best ! tudents in his class winning the German helmet for wTltlng the best essay on the Victory Liberty Loan. For this excellent record his father haB presented him with a handsomo gold watch and his sisters a beautiful gold chain. AWARD CONTRACTS FOR FIVE HOUSES Fairmont Building and In vestment to Build Near Fairgrounds. . J Five new houses of five rooms each with all modern heating and plumbing fixtures and to cost in the neighbor bood of 3,50 each, are to be erected Al once by the Fairmont Building anc Investment Company. The houses wil Jgt Mttmarly directly opposite th< ' entrance cf what was formerly thi fair grounds. The decision of the Building and In vestment Company to build moil houses was arrived at as a result o: the directors being absolutely certaii that there will in a very short timt be a distressing famine of houses it uio ojiu yuiucuituiy m me secuoi in which those homeB will be erect ed. Work will be started on the housei at once and it is hoped to have then completed before the start of opera tion on the plant of the Falrmon I Metal Products Corporation in Hick man's Run. GQMMISSiw FOI p|ELEfitO? Order Handed Down Al Special Session of Pnnrt Toilov ? For the purpose of naming thi commissioners to conduct and hole the municipal election In this city 01 June 10, on the question of the adop tlon or rejection of the proopsed nev city charter, a special session of th< CIrcuti court was held this morning The following commissioners were ap polned by Judge William S. Haymonc of the Circuit court: First Ward?H. H. Rose, John S Scott, W. A. Hustead. Second Ward?E. B. Carskadon, C H. Jenkins and Z. F. Davis. Third Ward?Ed HunBaker, J. A Hess and P. M. Pltzer. Fourth Ward?W. E. Arnett, W Dennis Straight and Geo. A. Vincent Fifth Ward?Rcbt. I>. Cunnington Clarence Musgrave and E. Car Frame. Sixth Ward?M. E. ABhcraft, A. S Fleming and Rolf M. Hlte. Seventh Ward?Will Helntzelman a. n. acott ana ti. F. Holbert Eighth Ward?Carl Rlggs, J. 0 McNeely and Sam R. Nuzum. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Arnett return ed thlB morning from Morgantown wheer they went upon receipt of i message stating (hat their nephew Dr. Boaz B. Cox, had died In a basi hospital In France. JTJ. forWN* on sale'tIday hartl^s. I ied Advertisement ii i '' ' ^ \ I j WA , sif^i Virginia's Best Newspaper rINIA, SATURDAY EVEN' IRNB lunti in GRADUATES US nr TinnTii nnim ur miKjiavtn George W. Bowers Prize* Distributed As Part of Exercises. ALUMNI BANQUET UELt One Hundred and Thirty' Five Members and Guests Attend Feast. With impressive exercises and witl the auditorium of the high schoo packed to capacity and overflowing thirty-seven boys and girls were grad uated last evening from Mannlngtoi I High school. The class of 1919 wai | the largest In the history of the schoo and theirs was the twentieth annua commencement. Reverend J. C. Broomfield, of thi M. P. Temple in Fairmont, made thi address of the evening. One of thi features of the commencement wai the awarding of the George W. Bow.er prizes, amounting to a total of on< , hundred dollars and divided into te; ; awards. This year a new plan wa . used In determining who should re ceive the prizes. Every student li ' the school was Judged on the follow I ing basis: Courtesy, up to 16 points 1 honesty, 16. points; initiative!,_-Ii points; leadership* 16 potnttrPgwrloe s 16 points, and improvement In studies s 20 points. The first eight Hems wen voted upon by secret ballot by the stu dent body, the teachers deciding whi (Continued on page fire.) ; BRASS rum H 5 INTERESTS USERS * . ' ' i 1 I Denting Will Go to Nev York to Work On Factory Plans. I That the manufactures of Pitta burfh, Cleveland and other manufac turlng cities where large amounts o I brass are used are very much Inter ested In the brass plant to be built li Fairmont by the West Virginia Meta Products corporation was the won sent today by Paul E. Cleand, o Cleveland, who is now visiting a num i bar nf mnnti?u'? ? ** * r vtuos in till part or the United States. Mr. Cleland declared that the proa pect of securing brass for their plant from Fairmont was yer yattractive ti many great plants in this district. Mr Cleland will return to Fairmont Mon 3 day. i Ferdinand Demlng, superlntenden i of the plant, will go to New York clt; . tomorow night to begin his work witi r the engineers on the planB for'the fat 5 tory buildings. Mr. Demlng expect . to be In New York some weeks work - ling out these details. I ? . Local High Boys Going to Blue Ridge Linn Hall, Carroll Holbert, Mum ford Smith, Hamlll Spedden, Eugen Watkins, Avery Ash, Olenn Battiege and several other Fairmont Big] : school boys will represent the Fair 1 mont Y.'M. C. A. at the conference t be held at Bine Ridge, N. C., on Jon 23 to July 3. The conference is for high echot boys and Is under the direction of th Y. M. C. A. The Falrmonters wl] leave Clarksburg at 9:1# o'clock oi June 23. More West Virginia Troops Arrive Home NBW YORK. May 31.?When th 305th sanitary train of the 80th i vision stepped ashore here toda among nearly three Uurasand troop on the steamship Rotterdam ft wa learned that the unit narrowly e caped being made prisoner as whole by the Germans at St. Georgei The men of the 305th are tram Wea Virginia, Maryland, District of O - lnmbla and Georgia. n The West Virgini jr . . _ ' (IPI [NG, MAY 31, 1919. ~ i wiiu m. com a ; 10 me or com i freight charges ' i Annual Meeting Will Be Held At Huntington June 10. I cf BASK RESIGNS Had Been Superintendent At Grant Town For Year and Half. i C. P. Bashore, who had been super1 lntendent of the' New England Fuel , and Transportation company, Grant " Town, for eighteen months, relinquished those duties today, i His successor has not been named s according to J. W. Devlson, the genj eral. superintendent. Mr. Bashore Is a Pennsylvanian and has followed 1 mining operation for some time. He Is an active member of First Presby3 terlan churcb, this city, j ' 41 Loaded Yesterday. Coar mining operations on the Mo nongah division of the Baltimore and b Ohio railroad were practically all sus3 npnripd. althnnch thprp xubpa fivA ., mines worked yesterday In the region and these produced 41 cars,'this being 4 all tool. Miners as'a whole took the s day oft to join in the celebrations incii dent to Memorial Day. There were 230 i rmines down yesterday. On Thursday there ware 764 cars ; loaded on the division, which conslst5 ed of 750 cars of coal and four ot i. coke. i, The forty-one cars of coal on Pri? day were loaded east, Thursday's i- loading consisted of 684 cars of coal ] east, 66 cars of coal west and four cars of coke west National Director Dead. C. H. Jenkins, president of the Northern West Virginia Coal Operators' Association, and a director or the National Coal Association from Northern West Virginia, today reI celved a telegram stating that J. H. 1 Reese, a director of the National Coal | Association had died on Tuesday * evening at 6:30 o'clock at his home in St. Louis. Has Foreign Order. D T Dn?4nn ~? I 1 1 if r. o. x ouuu, woi uiuivei, ui rwrmont, has placed an order for several thousand tons of three-quarter coal In the region. This coal -will be shipped from Curtis Bay to a certain foreign country. No price Is announced. Working Conditions. Today there are 180 miles idle on - the division. Last Saturday 135 were f down; two weeks ago, 136; three - weeks ago, 146; four weeks ago, 148. * W. Va. Coal Ass'n Meeting. 1 At the annual meeting of the West I Virginia Coal Association, which will f be held at Hotel Frederick, Hunting ton, on Tuesday, June 10. At this a meeting a report and review of the year's work by the present officers - and executive committee, and the B election of an executive committee> man-at-large to succeed J. O. Brad' ley. The question of freight rates so - vital to the Industry of West Virginia will be discussed. The resump1 tlon of the monthly cost reports to the f federal trade commission will also be i brought up before the body. . Dally Car Supply. B There are 2,981 empties on theMo" nongah.division today. Cars left over from the previous day were 431. The cars are classified as follows: Coal, 2,855; coke, 1; surplus M. V. T.. 126. The placement at 7 o'clock this morn , lnc was 1,315. 5 The line up of cars on Friday was (Continued on page tour.) i- 11 e i r ATTENTION, BUSINESS MEN! 11 The West Virginian will soon u publish a new and valuable fea0 tore In up-to-date advertising which e ig meeting with pronounced popularity with business men through>1 out the country. 0 This idea consists of well word1 ed, ten-line reading locals, which 11 will be scattered promiscuously through the pages of The West Virginian, to be run In all Issues dally for three months. Theso advertisement will be changed fre. quently and the first advertlsej ments written for the advertiser by an experienced ad. writer, e "We shall endeavor In every way II to make this new feature of the j paper a great success to our pav troua and hope to hare their hearty s support. Our rep res en tatire, Mrs. s Dunham, who has charge, will call a and explain more fully and any , contract made with her will he ? fhWiM by I The West Virginian. an. It Fills the "Lorn ' -r \ iti ^ TODAY'S NEWS TODA3 ECTfi wmmmB H VI Pennies Will be at Ptemium Here Tomorrow Better tray a term pennies tonight and hare them In yonr pocket when yon board a street car tomorrow morning, tor tomorrow the seven cent fare recently approved by the Public Service Commission gobs Into effect on the lines of the M. V. T. Co. Under the new fare rides In the city will cost seven cents no matter where you go. If you ride to Mannlngton hand the conductor forty-nine cents. If by any chance anybody would want to go to Clarksbilrg It would be necessary to hand the man in the uniform teventy-seven cents before he would permit you to stop off at the Harrison county terminal. For a de to Fairvlew you must enrich le traction company to the amount f forty-two cents. To these fares lust be added the usual war tax. AUSTRIA'S FATE BEMUD TKIIi ran No Intimation Yet As to What Allies Will Do With Germany. (By Assocalted Press) PARIS, May 21.?The secret plenary session of the Peace conference tc hear the peace terms to be submitted to the Austrian delegation met at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The doors ol the Frenc hforelgn office were closed promptly at the hour appointed foi the meeting. PARIS. May 31.?Indications arc that the presentation of the peace terms to the Austrian delegation will be postponed beyond Monday, when It had been expected they would be handed over. The session of the peace conference this afternoon will decide the question. PARIS, May 31.?Premier Clemenceau as president of the Peace conference today replied to the last two Herman notes. The official statement on the reply has not yet been Issued. With a plenary session of the Peace conference for reading the Austrian peace terms set for this afternoon .efforts wee rcontinued during the forenoon to bring the Itallan-Jugo Slav disputes over the Adriatic question tt a final adjustment. The Jugo-Slav delegates are said to be Betting up obstacles, proving for the present at least more unyielding than the Italians. Meanwhile there has been no indication as to what action the Allied conferees will take In regard to the counter proposals to the peace terme presented by the Germans. It hat been poltned oat that the greater part ot the German objections have beet answered in advance of the presentation of the counter proposals. It it known too that the allied powers have made preparation for immediate action in the event the Germans refuse to sign the treaty. In this connection the reported statement o1 Premier Lloyd George early this weel to the effect that If the Germans did not sign the document at Versatile! they would do so at Berlin may b< considered significant. Friday was an unusually inacttvi day for the Peace conferees, pendlnf the completion of the translation o: the German proposals Into Frencl and English. Attention for the da] was connnea ior me most part t< honoring the memories ot America! soldiers who fell on the battlefields o! the war. May Erect 3-Story Apartment House A deal Is pending whereby a local business man will aoaulre the lot adjoining the Presbyterian churcl on Jefferson street The deal will b< closed either today or Monday according to Sam R. Nnxum, real estatf agent Unless the congregation decides t< buy the ground It is said the pros peetlve purchaser will erect a thret story brick apartment house. Mr Nuzum would not mention the nami of the prospective buyer or th< amount of the consideration at thii time. 7 Felt Wanf'. THE WEATHER tonight; Sunday cloudy wttfc probably shower*. r. PRICE THREE CENTs! tOUTE miihfI LEISHREIT? Is In Better Condition Than When Flight Be- J CREW GOES TO PARIS President Wants Them to Tell Allied Officers of Trip. (By the Associated Press. WASHINGTON, May 81.?The.' American Naval trans-Atlantic flight . which began at Rockaway Beach, May 8, was successfully completed today with the arrival of the NC-4 at Plysnout England, after a five hundred mile hop from Ferrol, Spain. Announcement that Lt. Commander Albert C. Read's plane the sole survivor of the squadron of three, had reached England was sent .to tbo Navy . department by Vice Admiral Knatt at l London. The time given In the message, 2:26 P. M., confused officials here who were unable to estimate the actual time for the laat leg of the flight. The NC-4 left Ferrol at 2:27 A. M. Washington time and should have - reached Plymouth six hours later. . However the time given In Admiral Kuatt'B message showed shse got in at 9:26 A. M., Washington tlnje. On | this basis .the plane averaged under 1 seventy knots an hour or less than on I any Other lap of the voyage. After resting at 'Plymouth, Com mander Read and his crew will go to Paris by direction of President Wilson to give allied officers attend lng the aviation conference there an , aooount of their voyage. | PLYMOUTH, England, May 81.?It : nn men nnin ueie uuuuitmuy inai there is a prospect that the American seaplane NC-4 may fly over the direct Atlantic route from Ireland to Newfoundland. It Is understood a eon- , . ference will be held here shortly to discuss the project. - ' American Naval officers say the NC-4 Is in better condition than when she began her flight. Furthermore the experience gained by all of the NC-4's navigators and pilots would prove of great benefit should the return flight MEtiiiTnE i ST ISIJETHODISJ J Three Sons of the Congregation Gave Their Patriotic devotions will 1m olinnad % ' at First Methodist Episcopal church : on Sunday evening when a memorial service will be held in memory of the . ) were killed or died of natural causes during the world war. > The deceased members oft he oongre' gation are: Ray Atha, who was killed ' In action on November 4, 1918; Rua> sell Arnett, who died in Camp Sher' man, Chlllotto, O., and Hugh Talklng? ton, who died at Camp Mills, Mineola, All service men are specially invited to Attend this service whether they are members of the congregation or' not. The service men who are members are requested by the pastor to be In their pews on Sunday. A portion ol the central aisle will be reserved for service men and Rev. Dr. Goodwin, the pastor, Is especially anxious that all : service men regardless of creed, at- ' tend the service. L A memorial and patriotic sermon 1 will be preached by Rev. Dr. Goodwin, the pastor, and the choir will render J special patrlotlo numbers DEATH OF PORTER MASON. ? Porter Mason, of Pruntytown, a - highly respected resident of Tayloi > county, died yesterday afternoon ai 5 . about two o'clock at his home there ai " > the age of ?4 yean. He la survived by - ? > his wife and several children. Mr. i Hasan Is a brother in law of Mrs. I elgh Hnstead flt this city.