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Dally Average fi
July 1919 T|v?
Audit Bureau of Circulation*
Electric Lorrie is the Particular
Feature of Big
Mining Operations All Over
Fairmont Region Will
Be Suspended,
*B connection with the new bin and
coaling station erected by the Consolidation
Coal company at Mine 38
(Shaft), Barnstown, which was used
this week for the first time there is an
electric coaling lorrle, which Is the
most modern machinery of its kind so
that It might bo said that the equipment
is the last word in coal handling.
This coaling station Is for the engines
of the Wheeling division of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad.
One of the fentiirna of tl?#? wnpt la
i l the speed that was put back of it. In
' less than two months after the bin was
destroyed by fire on Sunday, June 22,
engines were being coaled.
The bin towers seventy-five feet
abovo the railroad and when it is completed
it will be 80 feet in length and
27 feet in width . The work has been
done by employes of the company the
engineering department constructing
the wood work and the power and mechanical
department installing the
electrical work.
The electric coaling lorrie, which is
the particular feature, is equipped with
|i a 25 horse.power Westinghouse motor,
being similar to those installed in trolley
cars. The bin will have a capacity
of 1,200 tons?800 tone being embraced
in the storage bin proper and
400 tons in the coaling station. The
lorrie is provided with an apron or
chute, which when lowered is within
a short distance of The tender of the
locomotive stopping to take on fuel.
The apron rises and lowers itself automatically
to and from the tender. The
tj lorrie has a 10-ton capacity and is
g equipped with a Fairbanks automatic
scales tested to weigh 10 tons.
Two sets of chain-link elevators convey
the fuel to the coaling bin proper
and there will be an additional set o(
conveyors wmcn will deposit their
contents Into the storage bin. The
equipment was furnished by the Helmick
Foundry Machine company, Fairmont,
W. Vn. At this time only the
coaling station proper is completed but
it is the intention to complete the
structure immediately. The timber
used in the bin is long leaf yellow pine
* and all Joints are treated.
At this plant everything works with
mathematical precision. Within 100
yards of the coaling station the engineer
of the approaching train blows
the whistle?once for every ton be desires
to have put into the tender ol
the engine. The operator adjusts his
scales for the number of tons of fuel
. intimated and as soon as the tonnage
1 is set and the engine arrives the apron
' of the lorrie drops to within close
y range of the tender. Coal is speedily
^. deposited. A signal bell indicates
Ka masonic xempie
Labor Day Night
I Dancing 8:30 to 1:00
"The Same Crowd"
Special Dinner.
lH Liberty Restaurant.
IS|! Cookihg by Home Town Cooks
bt Just Like Your Mothor's Cooking
$ Cream of Chicken Soup with Rice
fe . " Michigan Celery Henrts
R Roast Prlmo Rib of Beef, Au Jus
II panned Young Chicken, Home
I j Fried Spring Chicken Cream Gravy
L J Stewed Chickenv with Dumpling
BK;V Snow Flake Potatoes
Sliced Tomatoes with Mayonnaise
Coffee Sweet Milk Iced Tea
I j larl Springston?Bob Freeland,
I > Louie Kaiser, Baker.
| This Ends
77 H
; Fairmont To Hi
\It Needs Durinn
For some time the Monongahela
conducting negotiations with the big ge
of getting protection during the comin
These negotiations have been successful!
by President George Alexander of the
Monongabela Valley Traction company
has just Bucceded In closing contracts
for the purchase of more than
one billion cubic feet of natural gas for
the year beginning September 1st.
Concerns with whom It already had
contracts for the purchase of gas production
have drilled additional producing
wells and are now delivering additional
gas to this company, and are
also drilling other wells whose production
will likewise be delivered to
the company. So that the Traction
company is assured of a supply of more
than one billion cubic feet of gas In
excess of that of recent years.
With the supply of gas purchased,
the gas produced from the company's
own wells, and the gas obtained from
leased wells the company will have
available for distribution to Its consumers
during the coming year in excess
of three billion cubic feet, or a
[in mini
Clashes Are Already Reported
from Southern
(By Associated Press.)
CHARLESTON. W. Va., Aug. 30.?
That eleven thousand miners of the
Guyam Valley Coal fields will strike
sometime today for higher wages and
recognition of their union was the
prediction last night of C. F. Keeney,
president of division 17, United Mine
Workers of America. He said there
was two thousand five hundred miners
on strike already..
Reports of clashes between mine
, guards and striking miners In the Logan
county coal field were received
t by President Keeney late last night.
A half dozen miners were Injured In
rignttng at Kum creek ana rights
occurred at Island creek and among
miners employed by the Monitor Coal
Company He said.
Anxious for Safety
of Lost Aviators
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30?Anxiety ovei
the safety of Lts. Frederiok E. Waterhouse
and Cecil H. Connelly, army
avaitors missing somewhere In Low.
er California, Mexico, since they started
from Yuma Arizona, to their
home station at Rockwell field here,
August 20, last was at a high pitch
Ever since roports came In early
this week that the missing men had
been found by forces of Gov. Cantu,
of Lower California, local authorities
have felt reassured regarding the aviators
safety. But denial of the report
apparently from an authoritative
EouTce last night set machinery in
motion for a further search for them.
Stanhagen Goes to
Alabama Monday
William H. Stanhagen, who had
been connected with the manual
training department of the schools of
the city of Fairmont, prior to enlist
Ing In the service, will leave on Monday
morning for Florence. Lauderdale
county, Alabama, where he will
be instructor In manual training and
mechanical drawing at the high
sohool. For the past, few summers
Mr. Stanhagen took the courses at
Ohio State University, Columbus, 0.
and is well informed on the subjects,
Brooms I
1 A Sweeping Sale
Buy one or more at
' Fairmont Produce Co.
124 Jackson St.
Grand Opera House Bldg.
Month of Good Bush
we All The Gas
Coming Winter
, Valley Traction company has been
is producing companies with the object
g winter for the people of Fairmont
y concluded, as the following statement
: traction company shows:
dally supply during the winter months
of more than ten million cubic feet,
i The additional supply of gas purchased
will make it possible for the company
to give all its consumers a fuh
and ample supply.
The Traction company regrets that
during the last two or three winters It
has been unable to provide sufficient
gas at all times, and appreciates the
great inconvenience, hardship, and in
many Instances actual loss that has
resulted to its consumers from this
failure; however, It feels that this community
is exceedingly fortunate In
having an ample supply of gas made
available through the closing of these
This announcement is made in order
to set at rest any feeling of uncertainty
among our consumers as to the
gas supply for the coming winter.
to nrrT rninniiT
10 MUM Ml I
Will Discuss Plans for Approaching
Opening of
Schools. j ,
A meeting of principals to have
charge of the graded schools of Fairmont
Independent school district will
be held this evening in the offices of
City Superintendent of Schools Otis
Q. Wilson In the city building. Mr.
Wilson who had been in Parkersburg
during the past week assisting in conducting
the teachers' institute of Wood
county, returned here last evening and
will remain here until Monday when
he will go to Grafton and Elkins where
he will present the subject of "Thrltt"
before teachers' Institutes to be In session
in these towns next week. He
will return here on Wednesday and
will address the Marion county teachers'
J. S. Hawkins, principal of the
Thomas C. Miller school, who had
spent the summer at his home at East
Liverpool, Ohio, is in the city for the
conference this evening as is also
Qlenn A. Keister, of Franklin, Pendleton
county, principal of the Barnes
school. Roy A. Martin, who will be
the principal for the Fleming school,
will arrive here during the day, from
Grafton and M. H. Cole, principal of
the White school, and H. L. White, the
newly elected principal of the Butcher
school, are already on the scene.
Matters pertaining to the opening
of the city schools and their conduct
during the school year will be discussed
at the mealing this evening.
School will open on Monday, September
Three New Men at
W. Va. Ag, College
MORGAN TOWN, W, Va., Aug. 30?
Besides Prof. E. A. Livesay, who will
report here September 1 as the head
of the Department of Animal Husbandry.
College of Agriculture, West
Virginia University, announcement
was made here today of the appointment
of three additional men to the
C. V. Wilson of Greenlbrler county,
has been appointed to a position on,
the staff of the animal husbandry
department. He attended V. P. I. for
two years and also graduated from
the College of Agriculture here. He
was recently discharged from the
army, after having spent several
months as a lieutenant in the Aviation
service. During the early part
of the war, he was assistant county
agent in Putnam county. From 1908
until 1915, he was an active member
of the firm of Wilson Brothers, who
cr.oducted a large stock farm in
Greenbrier county.. Wilson reports
for duty September' 1.
H. W. Richey, assistant professor
of horticulture, has been granted a
year's leave of absence and will leave
here at an early date to pursue graduate
study In his chosen field. His
place will be filled by Ernest Angela,
of Parsons, Tucker county, a graduate
of West Virginia University
College of Agriculture, who is now
nmnlnnnJ Uv? *Ua TT O TV . m
cui{7iu;?u uj mo u. o. ucparimeQi OI
Agriculture in the investigation of
.potato diseases.
Mipe Office Clerk
Write P. 0. Box. 483.
ness tor Those Who.
'irginia's Best Newspaper
no lira
Death of Rich Tennessee
Lawyer Recalls Tragic
Political Feed.
Dead Man Drew a Large
Sum of Money From
(By Associated Press)
NASHVILLE. Aug. 3C'.?Bearing
bullet wouadB and other marks ol
violence the body of Rdbin J. Coco
er, a Nashville lawyer who after a
sensational trial was acquitted of the
wurdtr of former Untied States Senator
Edward W. Carmack, In 1908
was found today In Kichland Creek
near here.
Cooper had been missing since
Thursday and his body was recovered
aboat 100 yards from a bridge where
his deserted blood spattered car was
found early this morning.
NASHVILLE Aug. 30.?An examination
of the body showed that Coop
er had been shot through the head.
There also was a bruise on the forehead
and the condition of the clothing
indicated that the body had beep
dragged for uome distance over the
rocks In the creek.
W. C. Parmer, a neighbor of Mr.
Coopers at Belle Mead Park told the
police that Mr. Cooper drew $10,000
irom a local hank several days ago
and It is supposed that the' murderers
aware of this fact enticed hhn from
home under the supposition that he
would have a considerable sum on his
.Believed Man Was Swept
Over the Dam at the
Hoult Lock.
The 'bod. of a dead man was found
floating opposite the Dakota mines
just below the Hoult lock last evening
by a party of boys who were In
a row boat. The boys. Joe and Leo
McCaffcrty and Leonard Martin, who
made the discovery notified Cecil
Morris who secured a boat and towed
the body to the shore. County coroner
Frank A. Lloyd was called to the
scene and viewed the body. It is believed
the body had been in the water
for several weeks a9 it was In a bad
state of decomposition.
It appeared to be the body of a
joung man of perhaps sixteen or
eighteen years of age and was clothed
in a pair fo blue jean trousers and
a dark blue shirt. There was nothing
found about the body that coulo
establish Its identity and no marks of
violence were found. Boys In the vicinity
found a canoe near this spot
over the dam.
So far nothing has been found to
identify the body and it is now at the
Cunningham undertaking rooms
awaiting Identification and burial.
James J. Devine
Buys Newspaper
v JL 4.
CLARKSBURG. W. Va.. Aug. 30 ?
Announcement was made today by
J. J. Devlne, treasurer and general
manager ot the Clarksburg Telegram
company, one ot the most successful
publishers ot the state, that he had
purchased the FItchburg, Mass., Dally
News, and that be would take charge
of its business and publishing plant
next week. Mr. Devlne has been connected
with the Telegram company
the last twelve years.
Schools Department
Has New Chief Clerk
CHARLESTON. W. Va? Aug. 30.?
Robert Clark, of Piedmont, has been
appointed chief clerk in the state department
of schools by State Superintendent
Morris P. Shawkey. Mr. Clark
was formerly principal of the Piedmont
high school. He succeeds E. E.
Knight who resigned on account ot
poor health.
Have Advertised. M(
NG, AUGUST 30, 1919.
NEW YORK.?More danger and a
saw in France and Belgium was the 1c
beautiful Belgian girl who has Just ar
Lita DA^dy, a Y. M. C. A. worker of
sentenced her to death for having wi
; Ypres, and she was rescued in time bj
1 guard.
Reported inly Equip- '
ped Force Marching
Into Russia.
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, Thursday?40,000 men, with
modern equipment including more
than 300 airplanes has assembled and
is prepared to' march into Russia to
reach and help Admiral Kolchak. ac
J cording to Lithuanian sources here. .
Henry Landry on
Trial in Paris '
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, Aug. 30.?Henry Landru, under
arrest in connection with the disappearance
of twelve women.who it is .
asserted he either had married or prom- \
ised to marry, made a protest against
an intimation of the court that he is ,
insane. He had requested Judge .
Benon to appoint a commission to ex- !
amine him declaring that "It would be
too easy aftor accusing me of the most
infamous crime in connection with the ,
disappearance of women to have me
interned in an insano asylum."
Drs. Ituhtthich. Furfnv and Vnllnn
have been appointed by the court to '
examine Landru.
Reds Abandon
Russian Town :
LONDON, Aug. 30. ? Bolshevik
forces have abandoned the town of ;
Bobruisk, 88 miles southeast of Minsk,
according to an official statement Is
sued at Soviet headquarters at Mos?ow.
The statement, however, says
that the Bolshevlki have captured tha
town of Rylsk, 62 miles west, southwest
of Kursk.
Great Storm off j
Coast of France ;
(By Associated Press.)
LOR1ENT, , France, Aug. 30. ?The '
coast of Brittany for miles north and ,
south .of here was strewn with wreck- ,
age during a great storm yesterday. At
Locqueltas a life boat and wreckage .
apparently from an American merchant
ship were washed ashore. The :
name of the boat could not be deciphered.
The storm was abating .today.
Aristocratic Oxford Is at last com- s
lng down from the clouds. It's going 1
to have a "working-class" college. <
, i
The scrap value of the German submarines
being broken up In England <
is estimated at J12.166. It will take i
ten weeks to scrap each boat. 1
ore Advertising Will 1
n" T
m YK&PjBI wmklek *r VWTCI
dventure than niOBt of the A. E. F.
>t of Marie Louise Gondier, 21, a
rived here, to be adopted by Mrs.
1.os Angelesa The IQenaana bad
cckcu ineir wireiess apparatus au
* Canadians who encountered her
rhree Pints of Whiskey '
Get a Carolina Colored ;
Man in Bad. t
"And whero did you set it?" asked
Uave.H Dnmnn 1
IUUJUI uuncui
"Deed suh. I don't remcmbah."
"Well. .Who did you get It front ?'_'
"1 cahnt rcmjmbah that cither."
And all the persuasion of Mayor
Bowen could not get It out of him.
Up to that point in the police court
trial this morning Clarence McCoy's
memory had been fairly clear.
He remembered coming from Carolina
yesterday with two other colored
fellows. He remembered going
to Bill Kane's place on Pennsylvania
avenue, and from then on his
memory had been clouded by three
pints of booze, the effect of which han
been slightly retroactive.
Witnesses told the, story of how
Clarence blossomed into a bold, bad
man, who stamped about the restaurant
operated by Mr. Kane, daring
ill and sundry to come and give battle.
He also addressed some Insult- Ing
remarks to two women employes
of the place.
At this Juncture Mr. Kane put an
er.d to the argument and almost an1
end to Clarence. When he faced the I
Mayor this mornin,-, Clarence was aj
very batttred lookine soeclman . I
"Don't think you can come clown 1
here from Carolina and cut any such i
capers as that" said Mayoi Boweri,
who further mentioned that his lit- I
tie party would cost $25 and costs. 1
Kane, who had been arrested with
McCoy was dismissed.
Western Rail
Men Back to Work i
LOS? ANGELES, Aug. 30.?Condi- 1
lions nearor normal than for ten days ,
is far as rail transportation was con- j
corned greeted * California' residents .
icday. With the engineers, conduct- j
jra, ureiuen ana yaramen pieagea to i
return to -work after their strike in ,
sympathy with employes of an elec- ,
trie line railroad officials arranged ,
to move trains on virtually normal .
Fire Destroys ;
Japanese Town
TOKIO, Aug. 30? A disastrous fire !
st the town of Yawata. Machl near
Nogoya yesterday practically wiped
jut the town which was composed
)f about 2.000 houses and buildings, i
All public structures including post 1
sfflces and hotels were consumed and i
i number of persons were killed or i
njured. j
Wake September a
s 8ml thunder 8torn<i to- I
night and Sunday.
Members of Committee Ex-' 5!
press Regrets fov
War Department Resents
Attitude of Congress
(By Associated Press.)
PAJUS, Aug. 30.?General Pcrshlne |
lias refused to testify before, the subcommittee
of three of the Congres- \
slonal Committee on Expenditures bj '
the Wnr Department*, which has been ?
ccnductlng an Investigation it
The general's refusal led to the Is- IgB
suaiice of a Joint statement this af- /;
tornoon by Representatives Royal Ce'vsB
Johnson and Oscar E. Bland of the /
subcommittee in which regret was
expressed that there should tin a mn.'M
rilet between tin- military and civil .Jl
authorities of the government. ,'Jv SB
In a separate statement In which
the representatives did not Join Mr
Bland declared that the general's ac- *ij
tion was an example'of the "indlff-'
en nee and contempt" shown' during '
the entire war by the War Depart- %
ment toward the wishes of the
pic and their representatives.
Notes of Interest in ||
Railroad Circles
C. L. Williams, Pittsburgh, general
aassenger agent of the Canadian Pa- i|
rifle railroad, visited the local Monon-vlj
;ahela railway station. , .
Today the Moaongahela railway '
itopped selling tickets to southern .yH
"allfornia points because of the strike
T. D. Connell, freight agent. Is home rjj
'rom a trip to Detroit and other points. ' 5#
M. J. Clifford, assistant traimnas
FP^T^s^TriwTora, supervisor, and >
olin Coyne, assistant supervisor, all i
if the Monongahela railway. Browns'
llle. Pa., were here yesterday.
Employ%s of the Monongahela rail- Y
ray last evening held a corn roast at
jock' 12. Those present from Falrnont
were: Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Mw-iSJ
ihy, Mrs. JameB Daly and daughter^1*
diss Mary, Miss Mary Gross, Mrs, liml
leorgle Lowe, Miss Blanche Bartle(Ml
diss Naomi Springer. Mr. and Mrs. 'i'
I'red W. Simpson and Walter Layman, ij
Today is the last B. & O. excursion if
o Atlantic City. The round trip is'jjjj
114. The train leaves here at o:S0?a
The B. & O. railroad will run an ex- :'
lurslon to Wheeling on Sunday, Sep- <Y
ember 7. The train will leave hero w
it 7:55 a. m.. and the fare will bo
1.70. On the return trip the train will M
eave Wheeling at 6 p. m.
G--L-1 T1
.viusiuai l venm# at
Monumental Church
Arrangements are now being made r '2
or an "Evening of Music" which will H
>e held at Monumental church, two ^
nlles above Barrackville in the eveilng
of Friday, September 5.. The fol- 31
owing program has been arranged for
he occasion:
Piano Duet, Mrs. Dent Brand and. J
rhelma Brand, Spring Song, by Lind- C
:ay; Victrola, song by Evan Williams
'Open the Gates of The Temple";?l
/iolin Solo, Floyd Prickett "Humor-^
sque," Dvorak; Piano Solo, Nell i
tlcrris, Valse Impromptu, by Dp-;'*
:raft; Victrola, The Flower Song by
/ictor Orchestra with Kellog Bird
/oices accompanying; Vocal SokVvfi
dob art G. Smith, Mother Machrec.
Srnest R. Ball; Vocal Duet, Qertradevjl
ind Georgia Conaway, Whispering ^
lope, Hawthorne; Victrola, NarclasUt^ifl
>y the Florentine Quartette; Piano
Solo, Gertrude Conaway, Warbling'at ?
Sve, B. Richards; Violin Solo. Thelr-B
na Brand, Adagio et Rondo J. Danbe, .
)pus 30,' No. 3; Victrola, Swiss Echo, ||
Jung by Tetrazlnnl; Violin Solo,
French Miller; Vocal Solo, Gertrude
onawav. r> TVrv Those Tears Teresa
3el Riego; Piano Solo, Roth Cin^|
ter, Starry Night, Sydney Smith;ij?
VHctrola, The Stars and Stripes Form
sver, Sousa's Band; Song; The SiuH
WASHINGTON. D. C? Ang. 30.?ItiSg
in executive session which lasted two
tours and a halt, the Senate last night ' {
without a record vota, confirmed the
lomination of A. Mitchell Palmer to be
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