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Prof. R. Z. Virgin Makes
Plans for Extension
Work in Region.
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| Production Low Wednesday
?Secretary Wilson Not
Although the run of cars on the
Monongah division today is pretty
falri the early placement is so low
that production will be greatly interI
fered with.. The total number ot cars
l on the division today is 1,201, but the
I ) placement at 7 o'clock this morning
| was but 866.
Today's cars are classified as tol1
lnn'e< Hnaw 1 1 ft A -_1-- t 1 A
i ivnai tunc, xx. v^aia
left oyer from previous day total 116.
Although the early placement was
I poor, It was not responsible for any
mines on the division being totally
i closed as was experienced yesterday.
Many mines had not received their
cars early enough and In that way
will be handicapped in production to\
] There Is but forty per cent place|
ment on the Monongahela Railway today
and not more than a 20 per cent
placement Is expected for Friday,
This morning there were 183 cars
placed at 7 o'clock at the mines, with
76 In sight for Friday.
No Gain Here.
Perusal of the figures on empties
on the various divisions of the Baltimore
and Ohio system last week
shows that practlcMSr all of the divisions
had a good car supply. The Monongah
division, while receiving a
good car supply, did not get more
than was coming to it. The region
<yd not make up the shrinkage in other
Prof. Virgin Here.
Prof. Robert Z. Virgin, assistant
director of the mining extension
I course of West Virginia University,
B Morgantown, was in Fairmont today.
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where he had a conference, stopping
here en route for his home in Wheel*
tag. Prof. Virgin will start his extension
work in the Fairmont region
during the third week of September
CI arks' Pay Day.
Today is pay day with the Clark
interests. A good sized pay is being
distributed to the miners.
Personal Mention.
John M. Wolfe, general manager ol
the Jamison Cqal and Coke company
returned today from Pittsburgh
where he was on a business trip.
J. Hubert Callahan, of Clarksburg
vice president of the Mt. Clare Coa:
B Company, was In Fairmont yesterday,
Power Shortage.
1 Mines along Scott's run in MononI
galla county as well aB along the Mo(Continued
on page four.)
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8:30 to 12.
Aurora Mine at JT?uit, W. Va.
(just outside of Fairmont) needs
several Pick Miners AT ONCE.
Drift Mine?Good Working CondlK
tions?Steady Work - Apply to
Superintendent at Mine or at our
B office in Fairmont Hotel Bldg.
Fairmont, W. Va.
I Greater Fairmont Investment Co. j
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B v The Plate in Fairmont, J
Will Serve Th
A Special Ch
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Many May Die as Result of
Drinking Restaurant
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Aug. 28.?More titan
thirty persons In a down town lunch
room were poisoned last night after
drinking coffee and It was said today
that several of the afflicted were In
a serious condition. Samples of the
coffee have been turned over to the
- health department for analysis and
the head of the local food bureau also
has begun an investigation.
Serbians Have Their Hands
Full Trying to Control
LONDON, Aug. 28.?Fighting has
broken out everywhere in Montenagro
and the whole country Is in a
state o? revolution according to news
received here. The Serbians are using
strong measures in an attempt to
suppress the uprising. "We seem to
be in lor a recrudescence of the Balkan
trouble" was a statement made
to the Associated Press today from
an authoriative source.
The rcnegroans have cut the
lau ... ..ween Virpazar and Antivari
on lio coast.
The Serbians are receiving reinforcements
but aro not meeting with
success in their efforts to put down
1 th revolutionary movement according
to the advices which represents the!
Montenegran national spirit is
aroused and the animosity -of the people
against the Serbians increasing.
Lost Aviators Are
Reported Safe
iBy Associated Press.)
MT. CLEMENS, Mich., Aug. 28 ?
Lieut. H. E. Slater, and Sgt. Strickland,
believed to have been lost in
Lake Ontario or to have been blown
out of their course and landed in
some out of the way region, during
their flight from Buffalo to Toronto in
. the International Airal Derby, New
York to Toronto and return, are safely
at Selfridge Field here, Lieut. Thos.
; Gill, commandant, announced this
Lt. 0111 reported that Slater's ma'
chine developed engine trouble caus,
ing him to head for his home field instead
of continuing the flight to Toronto.
Slater was in wireless communication
with Selfrldge Field through[
out his flight after leaving Buffalo it
was said.
Compelled to land shortly after leav.
ing Buffalo the aviators made tem.
porary repairs to the motor of their
plane. They reached Selfridge Field
late in the day. No apprehension for
1 their safety was entertained here.
Bishop in Peru Puts
Y. M, 0. A. Under Ban
(By Associated Press)
LIMA, PERU, Aug. 28.?Monsignor
Emilio Llsson, archbishop of Lima
this morning published a communt:
cation in all newspapers hero warning
Catholics not to participate In the
movement recently inaugurated here
for the establishment of a branch of
the Y. M. C. A. under penalties of
laying themselves open to the suspicion
of the heresy and incurring
general ecclesiastical censure.
Extra Sales Persons
for Saturday.
Men and Women's Departn*nts.
217 Monroe Street.
famous for its French and
n Cooking.
Is Evening
icken ^
P. M.
Read the Advertisem
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Voting on Whether or Not
to Continue Their
Federal Officer Ready to
Preserve Peace When
Cars Start.
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28.?"Striking
car men of the Pittsburgh Railways j
Company unquestionably will vote j
this afternoon in favor of returning!
to work for a period of one year under
the terms of the National War
Labor Boards award of five cents an
hour increase" declared Charles A.
Fagan, one of the company's receivers
in a statement issued at eleven
o'clock this morning.
The hours of this strikers refer'endum
vote, tho third since their
walk out, two weeks ago, was set
l'or two o'clock this attefnoon. The
decision of the men to pass another
ballot to determine it liiey stiouid return
to work followed a conference
last night that lasted until early today
with the receivers of tho trolley
Pians are being made by tho receivers
to resume operation of all j.
street cars at once, provided tne car
men vote is in favor of ending the I
strike. If the vote is to continue the j
tie up it was said cars will be started I
at once with strike breakers. Deputies
under United States Marshajil
John F. Short are ready to protect
the cars and their crews in event of
rioting similar to Monday's nutbreaks
when the cars were wrec/ed
by mobs in a down town street.
Less than 1,000 of tho 3,000 striking J
car men had arrived at the meeting in
Exposition hall at 1:45 o'clock, 15 minutes
beforo tho vote was scheduled to
take place. A delegation from the
South side arrived five minutes later
and entered crying "Stand Pat
Boys." The assembly rose to its feet
and cheered. j
raism owes i
caused iii deaths
Famous Canton Poison ?
Mystery at Last Clear- t
ed Up. J
CANTON OHIO, Aug. 28.?Poison- a
ed olives were the cause of the death
of six persons including Col. Charles t
C. Weybrecht, who attended a dinner t
party here Saturday night, according c
to Dr. A. T. DeWitt.' t
Dr. DeWitt,' who Is attending one c
of the poisoned cases, stated that he I
had injected several drops of the 11- t
quid found In the olive bottle into a '
rabbit. The rabbit died wtihln 24 '
hours after the Injection. I
The digestive organs of two of the
dead have been sent to Cleveland. I
The dinner party was given In honor
of Col. Weybrecht, who had Just returned
from overseas.
President's Tour ,
Begins Next Week j
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28?President Wilson
will leave Washington next 1
Wednesday on his tour in the interest
of the peace treaty and will deliver
his first address In Columbus, Ohio,
next Thursday, probably In the even-,
Cincinnati is not included In "the It
Itinerary but Secretary Tumulty an- 1
nounced the President would speak at
Indlnanapolis. 1
Accompanying the President will be 1
Mrs. Wilson, Admiral Cary T. Grayson,
Secretary Tumulty and a corps of j
secretaries ana stenograpners. r
PARIS, Aug. 28?Stephen Friedrich, (
Hungarian premier under Archduke g
Joseph's regime has formed a new 1
cabinet for Hungary in which sides
the premiership he assumes the post
of minister of the interior according i
to a Haras dispatch from Budapest. I
ents in The West Vir
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rgmia's Best Newspaper
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Fire Prevention Day Committee
of the Club to
Be Appointed.
The Rotary club visited the big byiroduct
coke plant In course of conduction
on the fair ground this aftrnoon
immediately following the
veekly luncheon. Bright and thorughly
informed young men designatd
by W. J. Engleman, of the Domesic
Coke company who was the host
.# ?.? Innlr tkn Tint..!.
ver the ground and explained what
he various structures were tor and
;ave some idea of what the processes
rould be.
It was all very Interesting, but the
hing that probably made the deepest
mpression upon the visitors was the
;roat size of the enterprise . It is the
lope of those in charge to have tho
irst battery of ovens and retorts in
ervlce by the first of next February.
At the short business meeting ot
he club prior to taking autos for the
rip to the fair ground C. W. Evans
:alled attention to the coming obaervmce
in this city of Fire prevention
lay and upon his motion President
farry Hartley will appoint a commiLee
of club members to cooperate with
he Chamber of Commerce committee
n making arrangements. The date of
Pire prevention day is October 8.
Germans Continue .
Wholesale Robbery
PARIS, Wednesday, Aug. 27.?Dislatcbes
reaching the peace conference
ndicate that forces under General von
lerf Goltz, at Mitau, have attacked
.ettish headquarters in that city and
aken 50,000 rubles.
Doings in Local
Railroad Circles
W. T. Hoplio, master carpenter of
he B. .ft O. railroad, ot Grafton, was
n Fairmont today.
W. L. Shaffer, of Grafton, building
nspector of the relief department, Is
n Fairmont today on business.
W. C. Conniff. Baltimore, fuel sulervlsor
of the Baltimore ft Ohio raiload,
was in Fairmont yesterday.
L. J. Carskadon, formerly of Fairnont,
has been chosen traveling
Yeight inspector of the West Virrinla
district with headquarters in the
ocal B. ft O. freight station.
Miss Edna Ammons, of Grant Town,
vas operated on today at Cook hosiltal
for the removal of her tonsils.
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Man Will Be Named at the
Meeting Called
At a meeting of the local chapter of
the Red Cross to be held next Monday
afternoon the name of a returned boIdier
will be announced as new county
secretary who will head the office es
tablished here recently by the War department.
A selection was made last week and
the American Legion had balloted on
a man, who since that time has discovered
that it will be impossible tor
him to accept the position, and who
has resigned.
Representatives of the American
Legion are meeting with the Red Cross
in their work of selecting a man.
It Is desired to have the man selected
and the office In operation as
soon as possible.
Big Packers Say They Willi
TJ? r>~.? ?ir
a/c juumi tu ?pxu ill
Three Days.
(By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, Aug. 28. ?A fall of hog
prices to 815 a hundred within three
days was forecast by representatives
of the big packing companies at the
stock yards today when resumption of
trading showed the cause of Wednesday's
slump prevailing. Hogs of the
canning variety listed at yesterday's
close at 817, a drop of 81.50 In one day
were offered today at 816 with few
changing hands.
The packers remained out of the
market and live stock experts predicted
the biggest slump since 1917.
House Passes Bill
Rewarding Pershing
(By Aaaoclated Preaa)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.?In recognition
of General John 0. PerahIng'a
services In the war the Houaa
today passed a bill authorizing the
President to donfer on him the permanent
rank of general. Tba measure
now goes to the Senate.
F. They Will Tell Yc
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Grant District Fans 100
Percent Represen- ,
At u meeting Inst evening at Moonngah
of returned aervice men of
that community, It was evidenced
that the plan which wae decided on
by Helntzelmun Post of the American
Legion of having one big post for Marion
county, is receiving enthusiastic
approval from thi districts outside oi
The meeting last evening, at which
ta number of officers of the Post were
present and explained the Legion,
what it was una what it was doing,
was well attended and great interest
was manifested. A number of Italians
were present last night and several
questions regarding their eligibility
to membership were explained.
It was pointed ouc that every man
who wore the uniform of the United
States during the period of the war
was welcome into the American Legion.
Pat McDonnal, of Monongah, arranged
the meeting which through
the kindness of Col. Thomas O. Price,
was held in the Monongah school
house. James Price was selected as
chairman of the meeting.
A membership committee of Monongah
boys was named as follows:
James Price, Grover Spragg, Martin
Morris and Roy Addis. This committee
will begin at once a campaign
that is expected to result in every
service man in the district becoming
affiliated with the Legion. A meeting
will bo called in the near future
at which two men from Monongah
will be chosen for the membership
on the executive committee.
Other meetings will be held in other
towns of the county it is announced
by Dr. Clyde Layman, chairman of
the membership committee of Helntzelman
Post. The membership of
Heinizelman Post Is expected to go
over the thousand mark shortly.
To Have Colored
Legion Post Here
To organize a post of the American
Legion for tbelr race a meeting
will be held early next week In the
court house by local colored soldiers
and e&llors. There are a large number
of veterans In Marlon county and
It Is anticipated that If organized
their post would be a strong one.
A number of posts have been-organized
In the southern part of the
state and the local colored boys do
not Intend any one to get ahead of
m What to Buy and
i T?
r tonight and Friday.
.. '. -V. 1*S '. - Jy?ill
Taft and Lloyd George Are
Granted Anneuties.
-jity' NB
iiimi mini in nrnnrnTA H
Had Given Away Most of
Fortune Before
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, auk. 28?The will ol
Andrew Carnegie made public today
estimates the value of the Iron master's
estate at between 225,000,000 and
The will leaves the real estate and
all the works ot art and household
goods to Mrs. Carnegie. The financial
provision for Mrs. Carnegie and her
daughter, Mrs. Miller was made dur
ing Mr. Caraegles lifetime. The fourth
article of the will contains a serlos
of legacies to charitable institution- , J
while the fifth article contains annuities
to relatives and friends. The Car- -JH
negle corporation of New York is the
residuary legatee.
A statement Issued by Elihu Root,
Jr., says that Air. Carnegie's public
gifts and charities during his life time
exceeded $360,000,000.
An annuity of $10,000 is made to
former President Taft and annuities
of $6,000 each to Urs. Qrorer Cleveland,
now Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, and ,
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, widows of
former presidents. An annuity of $10,000
Is made to Premier Lloyd George
of England.
Public bequests include Cooper Union.
New York; $60,000; Pittsburgn
University, $200,000; Relief Fund of
the Authors' ciub of New York, $200.
uuu; Hampton matltnte, Virginia,
$300,000; Stevens Institute, Hoboken,
New Jersey, $100,000; St. Andrews So- 'i
clety of New York, $100,000.
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"Skeets" Tormentors Are
Now Handling Sand
and Brick.
' :
Cltv rommiBalnnAr T^kmon antfini 1
as Mayor this morning in the albeence
of Mayor Bowen, decided to try a little
sociological experiment, .and as a
result the city today has six new
"Skeet" Brown la an employe of
the city whose duties often call him
to the East Side. For some time beidE
has been annbyed by a group of ?ast
Side boys who objected on artistic
grounds to many of "Skeeti" ldiosyn- j
crasles. Their objections ' became.J
very personal and yesterday "Skeets"
had two of them arrested. Thp- rest'
of the Inseparable band of which the
two were members vowed Immediate
and bloody vengeance. ' gS
Last evening "Skeets" was peace-4 :
ably occupied In his barn.when (ear. ^
doughty comrades put In their ap
nenranCP Infnrmn^ >?'w *? ?"sm- :->K
IJI.I.III u .nil Iiummuu mm .W.'MSW-M
pare to meet his maker, tor it would
be their pleasure to imedtately dispatch
him. A departure from this
vale ot tears via a fodder cutter was'. 3
"Skeets" escaped and on telling his '
harrowing adventure to a sympathetic -*
policeman, the minions of the law'
swooped down on the East Side and the
four vengeance bpnt comrades Joined
their fellows in the Jail.
But back to A1 Lehman's sooiolog-".-h
leal experiment When the boys faced
him this morning he was smitten
with a sudden inspiration. He .be-. 1
thought him of the old adage wk&hH
mentions the use the Devil finds for
idle hands. So he ordered the Iboys
to work on the street department
I, force until suqh time as they feel
that they can tread the paths of decorum
and seemly behavior.
The recent additions , to the
Clyde Harris, S. Price. J. B. Harris, |
past tsro weeks as^the cueist ofDr. and

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