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Return of Miners Expected
| A ? v' in Isolated Spots In \
Region. !
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
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
ill Do That If Miners Do
Not Accept Government
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 :
"vwvvvvvvvvi a su
J seeing
TP"" > S ing re
hds re
\ \ I \ ? runnir
Mnmipiiv r\
AhltMtm u
Three Big Powers Will Si
mit TheU' Scheme to
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.
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
. 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
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
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
; Republican .Pftrty^ Give fj
It Declares Chairman ?i
Hays. S
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;
G, DECEMBER 4, 1919.
[ ON Mi
V '
Middle West Believes Newj
England States are
Being Favored.
new scale?iii sight
Operators Will Talk to Dr.
Garfield About It
(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
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
J-U-lTL-L-L-L-L-L-^ -, ,-, -, i
am lines
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.
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
UP TO CillllS
wnmission of Immigra- ?
tion Will Say Who L
Goes Back.
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. ...
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
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