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R? STABLISHEF 1868. LANSIM I i mmm in I J IklllUW I1UIIIIII Ik 111 IROBTHERH W1 Return of Miners Expected | A ? v' in Isolated Spots In \ Region. ! BIG OPERATIONS BIT Big Improvement Noted t All Over Northern Tier of the State. Working conditions in the mines of Northern West Virginia are in better shape today than they have been any time since the men ouit after Prenl i dent Wilson's cabinet offered an Increase of 14 per cent. Reports indicate that there are but 50 mines down on the Monongah division of th? Baltimore and Ohio railroad, while (he t>( mines along the Monongahela Rail- ,e _ way are working fully 90 per cent. G, Mines along the Morgantown and q Kingwood railroad wer working one at hundred per cent today. Reports In- gu dlcate taht the mines along the Coal k, and Coke today were all at work. tri There are but three mines along or the Western Maryland railroad In the Ve Elkins district that are down today. tui Practically all of the larger mineB ; of the Fairmont region are working Fr * today, with the exception of the Con- me solidatlon Coal comapny's Monongah cal mines. The mine of the New Eng- ers land Fuel and Transportation com- hie pany at Grant Town wag working 75 the , per cent today. The Anriabelle jppoj- bul * aticm of the' Four .'States 'Coal com- <lis pany continued to work steadj as th? usual. , is The Cohsolidatlon Coal company woi all bu.t five mineB at work today. rheVamison Ccial and Cbke company has all of Its mines working today 91 100 per cent. The Betiilehem ;Coal Nfl company has two out of four mines ||( worjtlng, while the Virginia & Pittsburgh has' all of its operations at work. The Hutchinson Coal company has all but one mine at work today. Eight mines of the Robinson Coal 1 'company were at work today the same as usual. The only two that were not at work were in the Flem- Wj inston fields. The Clarlr InfprncfR hnH three of their four mines at work. Coal mining operations in the Clarksburg fields were reported to be Rne today. In the Flemlngton fields many of the mines are not working because of a United Mine Workers' jj convention in Grafton today. In the Unl( Fairmont section the production will 0; ; run real heavy, while in the Morgan- u p town fields conditions are greatly im- t0 % proved. At points along the Monon- the gahela Railway there are a few mines T1 down, and only the non-union mines S[tU? are reported to be working along a re Scott's Run. Oarc Differences of Opinion. resu: Two versions of how the arrest of in the officials of the United Mine Work- ers t era of America will affect the local ulate fields are being circulated In the re- coun gibn today. one The firm stand of the government, takei . some comment says, will teach the untei miners that Uncle Sam means busl- field - 'neaB and the time allow 0(1 the officials to .'put the. miners bac : to work was no sign of weakness on :he part of the go'vernnient, but an h nest effort to ?"* give the miners a squais deal. Failing / (O^ntlnuea on i>a ;e four.) J I ^HE mrtc^pTisTs | I Bad teiUrarl ver^Xangerous to !> ones health. Tie IjAi imcl-oved p jjnethods are aslMar ka^ass as p . ? ;t.ioeny bonds an* sdkmps ac- J cepted. Office ove\ McCrory's f\F $. atd" 10c store. Ops. toult House, j I TOirraont TrustW^fedg. I UEMBEU ASSOCIATED PKESS. jj'l IG TO A MINERS ill ro mi uu Snmp Miiiiindprsfnnrl P?cn. lution Passed at Sub Dist Convention. Miners afl over the Fairmont region ire heeding the advice of the convenloft of sub district 4 and the officers )f the United Mine Workers of Amerca to return to work at once. H. E. Peters, president of sub disrict 4, prior to leaving for Grafton tolay Issuetl the following statement: i "The resolution which was adopted in the special convention I held in Fairmont, Tuesday, December 2, 1919, has been misconstrued, and statements have been . made In the press that the miners J have accepted the fourteen per cent. (14 pet.). This is a grave mistake. It is clearly specified in the resolution that the men protest against the fourteen per cent., but are endeavoring to keep the mines in operation in obedience to the United States government. In return to which they are requesting the government to make a speedy w adjustment of the dispute, and to A permit an increase which will per- in mit them to enjoy an American g standard of living." At Grafton today a special conven >n of sub district 3, district 17, Uni- d' d Mine Workers, is being held at SI afton. Miners from the Tunnelton, al emlngton and Grafton fields are In f, tendance! H. T. Peters, president o'^ b district 4, accompanied C. F. sency, Charleston, president of disSi 17, United Mine Workers, to w' afton. Both will address the con- in< ntion. The men will act upon re- jn rning to work; _ Mlnpra will moftt of 1Wn?<n?n.iiV ?? ** ^ jnn S^LEK < momei Model. ffW m flr^?aa 80o|i'^?tffJ nan Runw! Va. i j Aftei I j dtasolV' asiest toay Y? ?? ? iday evening at 6 o'clock In a mass | CO; leting. A representative of the lo-jch ; office of the United Mine Work-1 1 i of America will address the meet- wl .The -miners at the Consol mines thl ire ;did not report for, work today, * /after the resolution passed by the do] trict 4; convention is "explained to ft'.bv the U; W. M. of J expected' that' they wTIl return ti/ rk at once. , . the . an< Mill I SEIZE m MISS! ill Do That If Miners Do Not Accept Government Scale. Pr 3FFERSON OITY, Mo., Dec. 4.? jss the nine thousand coal miners Missouri accept the government's er cent, wage Increase and. return rork by tonight the state will seize uiiucg ana lutjui. 1 1 rnt was the status of the coal a gal Ltion in the state this morning as Cirg suit of action taken by Governor the [ner last night to bring about a cont mption of mining. noui the event of a refusal of the min- niad 0 return to work within the stip- Th id time ,the strip mines of Barton Cour ty with a daily production of about as c thousand tons will be the ^irst aske 1 out, it was announced, and vol- the srs will be asked to go into the occu and dig coal. in fr ?- the r It : bougl "vwvvvvvvvvi a su J seeing TP"" > S ing re hds re \ \ I \ ? runnir URMONT, WEST yiRG DVISE Mnmipiiv r\ AhltMtm u ADRIAIIC \Z[ REACHED ill Mil Three Big Powers Will Si mit TheU' Scheme to Italy. PIETOFMIW Exchange Telegraph D patch From Rome Seem to Indicate That. [By Associated Press) LONDON, Dcc. 4. ? An agreeme hich It is hoped will solve t driatlc question has been prepar i Paris by the American, French a ritish peace representatives for su ission to Italy, according to priva spaicnes toaay. unaer secretary :ate Polk and Premier Clemencei e declared already to have slgm 0 agreement. LONDON, Dec. 4.?Italian regula ill occupy Plume and the terrltoi eluded In the treaty of London algn< 1915 by representatives of Ital ance, Great Britain and Russia, a< rdlng to a Rome dispatch to the E: ang e Telegram company. Oapt. D'Annunzlo's volunteers wi thdraw from Flume it is said und< 3 terms of an agreement reached a result of negotiation between L6n 1 and Paris. tQME. Dec, 3.?lUlUn-?oldiex* fire >n -a crowd here .last , night afte y had, been attacked with toive 1 daggers. Besides the one work n whb was killed there were twelv unded.?' Newspapers which sua tded publication on Tuesday resum operation today. iTTIf THE MIC ISE HI OF EOVRT ickett Property Has Been Sold to the Defendants. "oceedlngs to obtain an injunction nst the Fred T. Ley Co., the West inia Metal Products Company and Monongahela railroad were disinued yesterday when it was anlced that a settlment had been e out of court. le suit was brought in the Circuit t by Attorney James A. Meredith counsel for Z. W. Prlckett who d for a restraining order from court to prevent the defendants pylng May street wtth a switch ont of the plaintiff's house near iew brass plant. Is understood that the defendants tit the property 'of the plaintiff at 01 considerably in excess of $7,rhich the owner waB offered some ago. . Prickett will occupy the house next April, led Wife He Thought Burglar [By Associated Press] TSBURG, Dec. 4?Mistaking his for a burglar Robert Gray shot illed her at their home here toy, who was arrested told the po u noa awtttittuuu.oy tt noise and!" ; tiie curtains in a doorway movuched under his pillow and got f ivolver. He fired one shot and ' ig to the spot discovered his wife * obtained assistance but physisoid she li>d lived only a few _ nts after she had been hit 1 ar Control to Dropped Bv Govt. b ^ ; H [Sy Associated Press] ei JHliNGTON, Dec. 4?Abandon- it of governmental attempts ito p'l the distribution and sale of su. a s announced today by Attorney ta J Palmer. ' tii ' the sugar equalization board pt bs December 31 the government ai nflne its efforts to prosocutlon ut 'Jtcering in sugar, Mr. Palmer V; \ I ye ut Christmas Sfwj eat Virginia's Best Newspaper rINIA, THURMA^EVENIN SENATI HliQLEII MILL TO nr liinr iinnrr If (ft IHADt LAnbttl SBarnesville Plant to Have Double Capacity Everftually. i lib- Gus Mack, general manager of the Barnsville Manufacturing company, gave a little talk about that plant at today's meeting of the Rotary club In which he announced that plans for Increases which will double the capacity have been made and will be carried out bb soon as the manufacL11 turers of the required machinery can 1J fill the orders. At present these ma| chinery makers are busy shipping machinery to Europe to take the place lof that which the Germans destroyed. jg_ Mr. Mack's talk, which was hlstoriI cal as well as technical, proved to be o very interesting, for the spot on which | the plant stands was used as a grist ' mill before Fairmont was set^ed, and I at present it is one of the most comj plete industries in the valley inasmuch as it embraces all the different pro' cesses of preparing woolen textiles !nt from the raw wool to the finished mahe terial. ed I President Hartley today announced nd 1 the appointment of a committee on the I relations of employers and employes, "" an action which was taken at the rote I quest of International Rotary headof j quarters. Ralph Dollison, of the Fairaui mont BiJx company, is chairman of the committee and the other members are ati John JCisner, Dave Tappan, John Guy Prichard and Daniel Maurer. Upon the motion' of Henry Lively rs Secretary Bob Miller was instructed py to send a telegram to J. M. Hartley, ,4 who is In a Baltimore hospital, convey- i ing to him the affection and best wish- > es of his fellow club members. I sUBW! i ; fBB WOSMK VDTER; ; Republican .Pftrty^ Give fj It Declares Chairman ?i Hays. S ? to NEW YORK, Dec. 4.?A method by jj which labor may acquire an Interest t| in the business to which it gives its iil| efforts federal regulation of industry as opposed to government ownership ||J and a system of luxation which will a|[ not kill business iniative were named among the national planks of the ReI publican party last night in an ad- n( dress by WiU H. Havs. fihftlrmnn of I the National Republican committee. Mr. Hays spoke at a banquet given by JL the Republican women's executive committee of New York state to him p? and to Mrs. John Glover. South, chairman of the women's division o? the national committee. j Mr. Hays opened his address with an assurance that the Republican party proposes to recognize the women vot- "r ers as on an equality in every respect " with their men colleagues and en- . titled to a proportionate share in the ( control and direction ot the party. He 'ng declared that the Republican party "J18 stood for full political self-determlriation and held to 110 hard and fast set "a' of rules. Turning to reconstruction ??' problems he dealt first with business t>1& which he said must be treated "with 'a,t as appreciation of its fundamental 11 importance, and not as a demagogue's Per) shuttle cock." and "The business men of the country," Hue continued Mr. Hays, "are entitled to curl every consideration, including the men right to run their twn business. Taxes M which kill initiative must not be day levied," ham In regard to labor Mr. Hays declared ploy that the economic situation was simply i matter of Roosevelt's "square deal." 0 'To that end," he said, "we must de- erne relop a reasonable method for honest quee md efficient labor to acquire an in- ertle ;erest 'in the business to which labor panl s expected to give its best efforts, be s Pendinr this development an equili- fjew>rium between production and wage? Gene oust be established." * gottt In concluding his remarks the Re- Antc mblican chairman claimed that, the <jecU ecent speoial session of congress Lyd voi?. aved the nation nearly a billion dolira, and that this alone would war- h|8r ent an "overwhelming Republican ictory next year." Pairview Juniors to Give Chicken Supper ' ? ; BE The annual chicken supper given lis u y the Junior class of ,ttfe Fairview sen w igh school will be given oa Saturday Hon' . renln'g December 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 of ill i the Jarrts bulldtiig, 'Falrvlew, the along sice being 60 cents. The menu will theai raslst of fried chicken, mashed po- protni .toes, gravy, candled sweet potatoes, hayne iked beans, slaw and pickles and) in the iaches and cake. Bread and butter ent, . id coffee will also be served. The crovd mal large cro-wd lsexpected. ing bi The proceeds will go tow&rd the Macke ar book "The P*w Paw." ; ' orttloi iping is to Watch the; f G, DECEMBER 4, 1919. [ ON Mi V ' MUCH KICKING llWPCMMII U VLII UUVLIIIllVIJ.il I COAL RATigiG Middle West Believes Newj England States are Being Favored. new scale?iii sight Operators Will Talk to Dr. Garfield About It Today. (By Associated Press] WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?Complaints of the lack of uniformity In the local application of coal rationing orders brought out by Fuel Administrator Garfield's appeal to the country reached fuel headquarters toady , from several sections. Middle western states and cities, particularly Chi- < cago,. were insistent- that the same . drastic restrictions apply In the New England and eastern states ar are ef- ( [active in the central region. ? Production reports were viewed as i encouraging both In .ociclal circles c md among- operators' represntatlves i neeting here to consider the policy i hat the employers should -adopt in J loping with the coal miners' strike. It was expected that at some time odajr the operators would.take up rlth Dr. .Oarfteld, a' ^rifcw'mine wage oalft which thfey' agreifl upon yedterayi It'taibbdlto, it w^a' sald ;a little- * iore';tlian' the 14 per cent increase ? Mr,the nien suggested by Fuel Ad- * ifiiiBtTatof Garfield as the govern- 11 lent prrfftottil for'.ttroUnj itltH th6 * ljrl?^whloW,tli.;anUl*nj rejected. ? wtniew^W'iattare'-'-iageB ,4a-. ? per ? int. suggested ;?y Dr. Garfield was Teed'tipon: toa<Wr/by.'the Scale com- " Ittee of Oie'PJ impetitfve -field," The .^cpmutftte^i noiinctoent said it had beto decided J advance'the rate. per.'ton for mW g coal to .pick and machine miners sven cents In the thin vein district * its it was said); would result In giv- J? z the maehinft miners a rate of Sudd eighty-one cents-per ton and a pick miner a rate of around 97.64 'y jugh it necess'arily would vary in (-t fields. Meanwhile, the operators were eplng in close touch with develop- T snts at Indianapolis, where the fed- f I U court, on the application of De- II rtment of- Justice agents cited 84 neral and district oclcials of the ited Mine Workers for contempt of deral Judge A. B. Anderson's order ling off the coal strike. Attorney General Palmer would : discuss the steps taken at Indlan>lls in advance of the hearing to G( given the miners' officials Tuesr. CHICAGO, Dec. 4.?With the clos-1 of thousands of less essential initries, throwing 200,000 men out work and adopting a six and one- "J f hour business day for stores and slot ce buildings, Chicago today felt the first practical effects of the coal stat line. tor 'jieaters are limited to five evening burf 'ormances and one matinee a week T service of local transportation here s and suburban roads have been a tr Ailed to the minimum require- ed t it also Core industries will be closed each A1 as the small supply of fuel is ex- by < sted and 'thousands" more of em- ?ner es thrown out of work. deP? . Dept KLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 4.?Gov- Mi ?r Robertson today canceled his re an? it for troops to protect mine prop- fret' is when he learned that two com- "ear es of negro Infantrymen ware to _ ent to the state from Colnmbus, T-fl Mexico. In a message to! Major >ral Dlckman .commander of the hern division of the army at San mlov .Texas, Governor Robertson ired, "these troops would only in- NE ) us in unnecessary conflict and histoi jsion," and formally withdrew many equest. world 1 tnrinu rsh'al Mackensen' '200,( Back in Berlin Foi [By Associated Pressl RLIN, Dec. 3?The return to Ber)day of Field Marshal Macken- The 'as the occatlon for a great ova- met i The Noske guard and troops hotel arms waited at,.the station and which the Incoming .railway traces for fully -rival of the train.. A number of late ) nent generals including Falken- Dished who was Mackensen'a partner square Rumanian campaign were pres- malnU \b he emerged In the station the yille, broke through the line of guard- one at aldJers and, gave greeting to other ms'en who wore his military dec- Benefl as.' . ability ahd Mate up a I TOOAVS NKW8 TODi DM, J-U-lTL-L-L-L-L-L-^ -, ,-, -, i am lines DRDERIEW BINDS Coal Operators Will Next Get Attention of Judge Anderson's Court [By Associated Press] ] INDIANAPOLIS. Irid., Dec. 4? [ Headed by Acting President John L. .Lewis, six general and district officials of the United Mine Workers of America appeared at the federal building shortly before noon today and stir- . rendered to U. 3. Marshal Storen who J held capiases for their arrest on in- f formation filed yesterday charging 84 officers of the organization with contempt of court. The men provided bonds of $10,000 which were furnish- g ed by a surety company. The hearing will be held at ten o'clock next Tuesday morning. The men are charged In the Information with violations of the Injunction Issued by Judge Anderson which ordered the rescinding of the strike order and restrained the officials from encouraging or furthering the strike of bituminous coal miners of the counttry. S? Judge Anderson has summoned the ^ federal grand Jury to appear here .. aext Monday morning at ten o'clock to \ ' take up the investigation of alleged ?je violations of ths Lever act and the t,c criminal provisions of the antl trust lets by the coal ooerators. 861 This information was given out to. Jay in a statement by U. S. district d,f Lttorney Slack and Dan Sinuns, spec- re! al assistant attorney general in charge l*01 >f the proceedings in the ooal- strike. Parent-Teacher Asso- CI to Meet at Fairview 1,1 The Parent-Teachers Association! Pj fill hold it's meeting for the second i I | me in Friday evening December 5 at 'airvlew at 7:30 o'clock. Great in* srest and enthusiasm was displayed t the first meeting and a large- at- xll sndance is expected at this second leetlng. Fairriew.parenU are keenly iterested in their boys and 'glrli and ant to keep theni abreast of the new kcational plans. A program has sen arranged for the evening as folwq: Short devotionalby Rev. C. M .Coff- Pi an. Talk, Major W. .;B.: Sailer, "the trail jliie ot a Daily Schedule, J. C. Hupp. .Frio low Parents can Help 4n Home Stud iew; b, Dr. G, R. Miller. Song, Boy's cier jartet. Furnishing) Clean , AHiuse- ing, rats, Mrs. R. A. McChesney. Plan privi r Night Study, and Recreation, Alice whlc ?k. Song, Assembly. into m Pem ATE OF RADICALS ? UP TO CillllS inakl city. wnmission of Immigra- ? tion Will Say Who L Goes Back. 0] Everything is now up to Commisicr General Anthony Caminettl, of Cha Bureau of Immigration," was the ^"8 ? ciuent made yesterday by Inspec- Sulpel O'Brien before leading for Pitts- Deput 5h. Howai wenty-three radicals were held dltlon i, Inspector O'Brien said, after brougl lal at which they were represent- ber of <y Attorney James J. Marshall who The returned to Pittsburgh. gum i 'ter the cases have been reviewed which Commissioner Comlnetti the pris- S?P to a will either be recommended for Buwes rtation to Secretary Wilson of the nickelf irtment of Labor or released. Prosec "fl .Tnnp M T,Antr afAnnirranhar tV. is I Miss E. Liphadrt, Russian Inter- maehir !r, who have been here during tho ln8 auc Ings also returned home. secutec m ! The mous New Orleans fun Theatre Burns <3* W ORLEANS, La., Deo. 4.?The | rlc French opera house' where j b of the most noted singers of theih.M 1 have been heard was destroyed , ., by fire. The loss estimated at 100. . kvlJ , , . toe C esters Hold Social Session J ? i Independent Order ot Foresters Wednesday night in the Manley M at a regular lodge session after gM a social time was spent delight- H with refreshments served at a lour. Hay,den's orchestra farI the music for an old fashioned J i dance. The order of Foresters tins an orphan's home at Oak- JL Ontario, and two sanitariums, Rainbow'Lake, N. Y? and t^e H at'Lopes Canyon, California. " ? ts are provided tor old age, dis and for death. ... K RU IWOHOURSIIIDAY Foreign Relations ComS mittee Met Behind Closed Doors. >' |j hid raauni lecretary of State May Be I Present at the Secohd (By Asaoclated Prw) ' WASHINGTON. Dec. T ?Seere- Bfl ry Lansing will be palled before the mate Foreign Relations, committee | fore action fas taken on in of Senator Fall nt Wilson to seyer diplomatic rela-^9 ins with Me*W rged In the warrant with ownd operating a slot in&ch Inc. J .0, of Baxter, wag arreited .'Bv gaB y Sheriffs John - Glover and sPj d Woodward last night In aolM to the slot machine the depntiMjH it In a punch board and a numslot machine is ofthe chewing? variety, operated . by .a.;;d?yl&9 provides a stick' of sful seekers of a handful- ox fl i. This scheme, according to utlng Attorney Walter ilso under the banagalnit'ilet;? ee and any one caught operat- 'g?j h games of chance Telll be jwb?-,j| prisoner was. held for trUjl/'lg ral services over the body of sr of Mr: and Mi^. H. H. Hale, death occurred, at Cook esday night aa a remit ohm eceived the day previous WerttH is afternoon, at e and Interment was nutde/IijH hriBtlac church cemetto^laBw ONLVf H VjV'"*'?^J.' 1 -^wTH Rl S TMA5f.H ;;