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\T7t- ' DOUG HOWARD'S CiUB Mill IS in Hi cors Police Got Six Prisoners I But Could Not Locate The Coin. LOOKOUTNOflTHEJOB 1 Two Other Prisoners Appeared in Police Court This Morning. rhe Pennsylvania club figured qgaln this morning, at police court with six black men occupying beats before the long table on charge of loitering at a gambling house. Doug Howard was one of the number present for the second time on this month on charge of running the house. The men stood about until called for hearing with a hnmov worn atih JTlttJUI wiuonaj, --?? Chief Moran ready to conduct proceedings. L. C. Musgrave represented the colored gentlemen who each and every one pleaded not guilty. It being impossible lor the city to try the men without important officers who made the arrest and who were to be used as witnesses absent the case was callea off until Wednesday afternoon at four f o'clock. If Attorney Musgrave finds he Is unable to be present Wednesday, the case will go to Thursday. Each man left a forfeit of $10 for as he was concerned he would have to have a hearing immediately If not sooner as he was leaving Fairmont never to return, tomorrow. The mayor: requested that he leave his address so that if found pot guilty his, $10 could be mailed to him. On the table were 12 decks of cards, but no other evidence other than Doug's dominoes anu checkers. At' 12:30 Sunday morning Officers Boggess, John Jack and Chief Moran bad a hunch that something) was doing at the Pennsylvania club and they paid a quiet visit to the place. The front door was locked and while they were waiting developments, a colored woman came out of the restaurant. When she saw the officers she ran fast up a flight of stairs, the officers after her. As she was not able to warn those playing upstairs, the officers got to the locked door of Howard's room and alter listening to the loud talking and icraping of money on the table they demanded to be let in. 1 : Doug opened the door and the officcrs gathered up what men they could r from behind trunks and chairs. The money on the table had all disappeared with lightning rapidity so that by the time the officers got in, not a penny ?M rouna. ijoug wrapped up nis aominoes and Checkers and brought them long to the police station and after ?10 apiece was put up tor appearance this morning the following persons left for back home again; Luther Wilson, Bd. Carter, Will Cain, Robert Hill, W. M. Bailey and Doug Howard. Two other offenders this morning, }._: WMtey Hlldebrand and H. C. Romesburg got fines of $15 and $10, respecf}. tively, on charge of fighting. Hiide\ brtnd had. a finger bandaged to the lie of a beet and one eye closed shut ?$, iafl covered with a handkerchief. Romeeburg suffered nothing but bruis}? e?.' It appears that Hlldebrand rented ?- a Uxl to Romesburg Saturday for $25 | to take a party on a joy ride to Clarksburg. After returning Sunday morning three other passengers got iivwho T were taken somewhere near the feed J; ' (Continued on page foui*) | TERRA ALTA^OTA^CpS 1 Cu on WWker's/ Aiding J Over I half ^old In adva/co\^Gef busy; V EMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. RSfll I X Ik7:1?^>r rresiuvru wmuno Abot^t WASHINGTON. Oct 27? ment Saturday on the situation which of the leaders of the United Mine V coal strike: White House, A STATEMENT BY On September 23, 1919, the Workers of America at Cleveland, 0 that all contracts to the bituminous automatically expired Nor. 1, 191! Including a 60 per cent Increase in hour work day and and a five-day ' event a satisfactory wage agreemei central competitive field before Nov cials should be authorized and insti all bituminous miners and mine States, effective November 1, 1919. Pursuant to these instructions have issued a. call to make the stril one of the gravest steps ever propc economic welfare and the domestic < It is proposed to abrogate an agreeei with the sanction of the Dnited Stat was to run during the continuance 1, 1920. This strike is proposed at a tin Ing the most earnest effort tq redu Sealed with success to other classei disputes until a reasonable opportui with the cost of living. It is recogi tically shut" off the country's suppl when Interference with that suppl} trous fuel famine. All interests wc of this charatcer, and its victims wc poor and the needy as well, those 1< fuel supply for domestic use. It wo countless industries and the throwl: part of the workers of the country operation of railroads .electric ligb lines and other public utilities, an country, thus preventing our giving supplies which they so seriously nee The country is confronted wit the war itself is still a fact whan tb negotiations for peace, when our ti and when their means of transport From whatever angle the subji that such a strike in such circumBtai Ing plan ever presented in thifl coui ductlon and distribution of a necesf restrict the production and distribul A strike under theses clreumStancei The action proposed has appi vote upon the specific proposition b United Mine workers of American t almost unprecedented proceeding, any American worker needs for its traordinary step, and I am convincec are considered, it constitutes a funi both morally and legally, upon the welfare of our country. I feel con bers of the United Mine Workers wi atlon in favor of such a strike undi When a movement reaches a p practically the entire productive cap to one of the most vital necessities life, and when the movement is asse stated and at a time and in a manne mum of danger to the public welfare try's life, the public interest becocn In these circumstances I solemi the local officers and the lndlvidu Workers of America to recall all o vember 1, and to take whatever st< any stoppage of work. ll is time for plain speaking, now deal touch not only the welfare well-being, the comfort, and the vei my duty in the public Interest to d out the purposes of this strike and the country with the consequent t people must be considered a grave the Government and the people of t log less than to say that the law i be found to protect the interests that may arise out of tils' unhappy I I express no opinion 6a the mi already suggested a plan by which i 'I bold myself In readiness at the r appoint at once a tribunal to invest aiding In the earliest possible ord at issue between the coal operator! that the just rights, not only of thi eral public, may be fully protected. jiiMT lM PUBLIC III T I Fairmont Y. M. C. A. will hold a I Hallowe'en social for the general'pub lei at the association rooms on Hallow e'en night Friday next from 8 to 10 o'clock. The indications are that there will be a large turnout. L. L. Beers, of Vincennes, Ind., had been tendered the position of secretary to the boya' department of the Fairmont Y. M. C. A, It is expected that be will accept the post. Mr. Beers wat In Fairmont the other week looking 'the field over. Plans have been made to start uie | I Commercial School for men and women at the Y. M. C. A, on Wednesday evening, November 5. It will bo 4 thorough business course. Beginning next Monday the Y. M..C A. starts Its noon day shop meetings at the various industrial plants of Fait 1 mont. I DON'T FORGET [ Blackhuritfs v/. t Masquerata^anpik ] I ULf m p FAIRMONT, WEST VTR n Statement The Coal Strike i President Wilson issued this statedeveloped as a result of the refusal /orkers of America to call off the Washington, Oct 25, 1919. THE PRESIDENT. convention of the United Mine hlo, adopted a proposal declaring field shall be declared as having 9, and making various demands wages and the adoption of a sixweek; and providing that, in the it should not be secured for tho ember 1, 1919, the national offlructed to call a general strike of workers throughout the United , the officers of the organization ce effective November 1. This Is ised In this country affecting the comfort and health of the people, nent as to wages which was made es Fuel admlnlstfation and which of the war, but not beyond April ae when the Government is makce the cost of living and has ap3 of workers to postpone similar lity has been affordedfor dealing lized that the strike would pracy of its principal fuel at a time ' is calculated to create a disastuld be affected alike by a strike iuld not be the rich only, but the :aat able to provide in advance a uld. involve the sbutung aown 01 og out of employment of a large . It would involve stopping the it and gas plants, street railway d ttie shipping to and from this ; aid to the allied countries with sd. h this prospect at a time when ie world is still In suspense as to 'oops are still being transported, is In urgent need of fuel. ;ct may be viewed, it is apparent ices would be the most far-reachltry to limit the facilities of prolity of life and thus Indirectly to lion of all the necess?ries of lifej Is not only unjustifiable, It if, *5*--?.. ?*?. *w'0". ' " f. irently beto taken without any y the individual members of the hroughout the United States, an [ cannot believe that any right of protection the taking of this ex 1 thaf when the time and manner lamental attack, which is wrong i rights of society and upon the vinced that the Individual rnemjuld not vote, upon full considerjr these conditions.. olnt where It appears to involve. aclty of the country with respect of daily domestic and industrial irted in the circumstances I have sr calculated to Involve the maxli in this critical hour of our counles the paramount consideration, lly request both the national and al members of the United Mine rders looking to a strike on Nosps may be necessaiy to prevent These matters with which wa of a class, but vitally concern the 7 life of all the people. I feel It eclare that any attempt to carry thus to paralyze the industry of lulferlng and distress of all our i moral and legal wrong against he United States. I can do noth*H11 Via onfnrrwl nnH TT1 AiaTlM Will of the nation in any emergency justness. srits of the controverscy. I have i settlement may be reached, and equest of either or both sides to igate all the facts with a view to erly settlement of the questions i and the coal miners to the end 38e interests but ^so of the genOhio Governor Fires Mayor Of Canton for Riot [By Associated Prea?J COLUMBUS, Oct 27?Governor Cox today suspended Mayor Chas, Purznan of Canton because of alleged inefficient handling of the steel strike riots nl that city and appealed to a commltttee of Canton business men to rally around vice mayor Schrantz. 'i Goal Lands Are Withdrawn in Sale Three tracts of Pittsburgh coal as jregating 76.31 acres was offered o: the cou^-t house steps on Saturday al ternoon by Attorneys Frank R. Amoi P. M. Hose ana Charles Powell, spec lal commissioners, appointed to dls pose of the coal known as the "Williar Rddgely Heirs addition In the Eight! ward, Fairmont. The sale was dli continued after the hlghest\bld, $18, MO wu offered for the tracts. Th property will again be offered nex Saturday. GINIA, MONDAY EVENIN( EflDY mioK BUSY 1 MINES 1? m Car Supply Today More Than Twice the Number Asked. lOTEEliE RECORD Have Stopped Guessing Here About Strike Probabilities. There Is a'250 per cent, car supply on the Mononjah division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad today?the | largest on the division this year. I o..n?iiv in fhfl Palrmiint rerion has been very fine recently and lar better than the Baltimore and Ohio railroad was able to (Mliver at the same season ot the ytar In 918. Asi the strike date gram near the rush tor coal Increases and the railroads are doing their utmost to cope with the sltnatlon. In this regard . there has been marked efficiency within the past month or more and operators are free to hand this to the railroads. Today's cars on the B. & 0. railroad total 3,110, while the mines had requested 1,679. The carB are classified as follows: Open, 3,105; coke, 5. Today's placement wjyi.2,007. . Keeper ^ceJwtt4.theA. St 0.. the.. cations of a-full run on Tuesday. , Chances are pretty good for a full run well into the present week. Today's, placement was 360. There are 314 cars' in sight. Bumper Production. Slim chances there appeared to be for laBt week's production being the heaviest of the present year in the mid week but Saturday's b(g showing made it possible that last week led all others of 1919. Production on the J Monongah division of the Baltimore i and Ohio railroad last week was 6,981 cars of coal nad coke or 58 cars heavier than the former banner production week of the year?that ending October 11, which was 6,923 cars of coal ana coke. Last week's dally production averaged 1,165 cars, while that 'during the week ending October. 11 was t 1,154 cars. The remarkable thing I about the record made last week was ' I that the production during the last 1 I three days of the week was heavier in 1 proportion than the beginning of the e (Continued on page five.) c PLEDGES MONTHLY i ? " nniirnimiTiftii II MIMIWI1 Roosevelt Day Was Adequately Observed in the ( Fairmont High School. Roosevelt day in Fairmont brought a rather good adltion to the Roosevelt Memorial fond when the amount is taken into consideration, but not very much when, the number of contribu- 1 tions are considered. One of the con- ( tributions, however, was unique in that it contains a pledge of a monthly con- : trlbution for the cause. Ths icame | from H. K. Lowe, an attache of the 1 I War department now located here, f Mr. Love's letter Is as follows: 1 Enclosed please find $5 for the ] . Roosevelt Memorial association. Wish ' . it ooold be as many thousands. 1 i Bach month\for twelve months I 1 j pledge to send ou $2 therefor. Another notable contribution today ' is from C. B. Hutchinson, the well 4 known coal operator for $50. j The fund now stands as follows: > Fairmont Elks $100 J % C. H. Huthlnson $50.00 ' >! H. K. Love 5.00 C. T. Cary 1.00 ^ Mr. and Mrs. Guy T. Lee... 2.00 < Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stone.... 5.60 i a Elisabeth Stone 1.00 i > M. L. McFetrldge 1.00^ 1 At the High school today a Boose- 1 ' velt program was carried out in all the rooms of the building in the Eng- j - llsh classes, features of which are pa- ! a triotlo sonfs. readings, Including the ] h governor's proclamation and a mes- i k sage fl-om the Stat? Superintendent of j - Sohools?with four minutes talks on l e the life of Roosevelt, with quotations i t from his speeches and favorite say- < fogs. . 1 OCTOBER 27, 1919 TON flni)ornnr A sks uwvi I?VI Miners to Stand I Behind Wilson CHARLESTON, W. Va., Oct. 27. ?Before leaving for Washington last night Governor John J.- Cornwell addressed a letter to President Prank Keener, of District No. 17, United Min? Workers, which includes the Kanawha coal faelds and all of Northern West Virginia. The text of the letter from Governor Cornwell to President Keeney is as follows: "In view of the President's appeal to the national fficers of your organization to rescind die strike call for November 1st, and his declaration that such a strike, under the circumstances, will be an unlaw- ful one, 1 feel that, as chief executive of the state of West Virginia, I should appeal to you, and through'you, to the United Mine Workers within the state of West Virginia, in an earnest request and with the very sincere hope that the representatives of your organl- I zation, as well as the rank and file thereof, will respond to the I President's appeal and, regardless of what may be. the attitude of tne officers and members thereof In other states, '] that you and the other mem- I bers of your organization In West Virginia, will exercise your influence to avert the calamity, emphasized in the President's statement, which would / be precipitated by a nationwide, strike of the bituminous coal miners, and that the United Mine Workers of West Vir- j ginia will stand behind the ' ? i J? A - ?J TT*.I?aj4 - < xresiuum auu mc fc States government in this crisis with the same loyalty, and ' .patriotism that they manifest- 1 ed during the war. The people will expect this of you apd ? them and I sincerely hope, that j they wui no^e dlB#pofajt?g,'|. ran JHffli1 LOSIJ HE I Proposition to Increase the I Vote of U. S. In League j Rejected. [By Associated Press] . J WASHINGTON, Oct. 27?The John- I ion amendment tb the peace treaty . proposing in effect that the voting I jower of the United. States in the I -league of Nations be increased tb ;qiral that of Great Britain and her [ominlons was rejected today by the / Senate. The vote was 38 for the imendment and 40 against it n ciM Tonsmti ' > t Contract for New Structure ? at Monongah Was Let | Saturday. J t r At six o'clock Saturday evening the ii Board of Sducation of Lincoln dis- f :rlct held a meeting, u the office of ? 3ounty Superintendent Toothman at r .he conclusion of which a contract g vas let to the J. M. Kisner Lumber . :ompany for a 10-room High school t julldlng at Monongah, to be started c rlthln the next few days. The conTact let to the Klsner company calls j. lor V building to be erected which c will enclose the rooms, will include v stairways, rooms partitioned, stud- 8 ling for walls, but no plastering, 8 loors partly finished and one coat of c painting on the outside with nothing c lnlshed on the inside. In August an- c jther contract will be let for the fin- j shmg of the building. The new Monongah High school j will contain 10 rooms and will-in- I dude a gymnasium, domestic science f room, anual training room and large t iqditorlum. The building will be 101) I oy 6 Ofeet in outside measurement. It i trill cost > approximately $40,000. t The John M. Klsner Lumber com- < paay is working at present on a 50 by ' 90 feet brick store ^oom building at J Four States owned by the Pour States * 3oal company and put up by the Four 1 lone about the first of March. It will ; sontaln two noon and a basement ' ind>lll be used for storage purpose* . TODAY'S NKW8 TOD. EG01 SAY THY I FORM AN AM Si AVERT] Acting President Simply Reiterate That the Increa Subject to NO FOUL BtPLTJ Probably Will Be Drawn U national Executive 1 Indian (By AsaocU INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. ;he strike of a half million si States ordered for next Sato vas said at the Internationi Workers of America here toe md willing to negotiate a n low and November first'tha SPRINGFIELD, IllToi president of the United Mini lome here Ws not prepared litude of his organization. Saturday by President Wils ious coal workers set for ft tfould not only be adjustifa , Mr. Lewis reiterated' hi jercent increase in wages d rnbject to negotiations as s jut added that the situation iipinliFBi IPPROACH TO BRIDfiE Hity Board of Affairs Disposes of Routine Busi- | ness Today. Matters largely ot a routine nature rcre attended to at the regular Dtfona meeting of the City Board of Dlrecars and several oitiiens appeared beare the bo*rd to make recommendaions and requests for Improvements f various parts of tne city streets. hCarles F. Bornfeld residing englner for the John F. Casey company resented revised plans submitted by be .Monongahela Kiver railroad company presented revised plans submlted by the Monongahela river ralload company relative to the bulking of a new approach to the station rom Newton street through the rail- j oad's property on the Bast side. The toard had asked that the plans te>| evised to conform wtlh the city's j tatues. The Board approved the lane but will take up some minor dealls of the matter with the railroad ooypany. Julius Gaff on appeared before the oard ang aaked that he be allowed to ontlnue work on. building steps and- a irindow to a proport on lower Madisoa treet which had already proceeded to oine extet but which the cit had orlered stopped on account of its not informing to tue oratnapcas ox toe ity. The matter was referred to 8. !. Mdlter for lnvestlfatoln. A committee or colored men comtosed of Barney Brown; William 4oore and William Washington ap>eared before the Board and asked hat a culvert be built beneath'the Japttot church property on Cleveland .venue and stated that the congregaIon was about read to move tho struc or* back off tbe street on whlcli it ncreabhed. Former commissioner of itnaaee i. Walter Barnes appeared or the man and atated tbat the old loard had agreed to build this culvert rhen the congregation was ready to aove the edifice and that tbe work (as provided for in thp old bond isue. The matttriwia referred ta Di* (Oon^lnuwl four.) , V . j Ite! illUlTI i MM se in Wages IsjjlB Fvn it n : p at a Meeting of the Inter* Jl 5oard to Be Held at-' po s. .ted Pres?.) ^ f ] ?"* " &rxuiNur iujLJU, IU., facing his anQonncn^&^^jj^^^H statement that he had received n<n|| commuicatlon from government sous^H es, as to President Wilson'eist^^M coal miners November first, John L. Lewis, acting president of Mine Workers of America today declared the widely heralded intimation that force may be mort*& to will nftt j serve to allay the crista. ',^'5 The threat to prosecute and ii neither prevent the strike nol^^^H mlnate it if It occur. came last sight seeking rest, state there was no new devdopiflstH in the strike situation. He was keeping in touch with International held-' 1 quarters at Indianapolis by long tance telephone. ' "There Is even yet ? way in the strike may be avoided," ble the coal operators and use Its power and influence to get frow?|9H| fr>r the mlnwra a ln?? rnnilllfirltlrt^^M their demand*. An agreement cwKjiS be reached wtUjin three day?; ifslBBfl coal operators would appvuu^^^^H question in good faith and with opeu mines." Lewis declared : of the operators to negoti: wage scale agreement and sistence that the present con not expfre until April 1920, crux of the sltu*Uon.*>$8 able reply" to President Wilson's state ment, holding the impendtnera' strike to be not only unJuslifia^^H but unlawful,.prjbably wUl bo nflH up at the meeting of the Interninon^H executive board of tbe Workers of Wednesday, according to frwa t.i rtir'nf Mr. Green declined tog :? president's aUtement^jM^^BB aueii action as the board nlra|^HH further^ than to say^ha^lt orde^ cffectiY^ NOTemfeer^l. ? E?id"SrT Green. "The meeting had alieady b#eH' called for that dfl^HH conslderatioO. of the President* hu^nel^bftfoTo TheboS-dlT^BB ' r: - ajT'lh Around 1