PAJD cnanuTiQ* ^ ^ ^
Dec. 1919 ^
Audit Bureau of Circulation* K!
' ESTABLISHED 1868. m
ISO* 10 SEND
MESSAGE TO PARTE
00 JACKSOrl DAI
Simple Announcement to
That Effect Made at i
White House. '
> K8 OTHERJNFORMATION
Starts Politicians at Washington
t \ | , Guesses.
I By Associated Press I
V-'ASHINGTON, Jail. 5.?President
.Wilson will send an Important word
of greeting to the Democratic dinner
on Jackson day, it was announced today
at the' White house.
Ko Information was available at
y the White house as to the form the
President's message would take. Secretary
Tumulty declined to amplify
teh bare announcement that it would
be an Important word. Some friends
of the President believed that he
would take this opportunity to give
his views as (O future policies.
There was wide conjecture as to
whether the President would discuss
White bouse officials were silent, but
some of, the President's friends have,
insisted throughout that he would not
be a candidate under any circuml'.
~hey regard it as probable that he
. will make this clear In his message.
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A first class live carpenter fore- j
man. Good wages. Chance for ad- '
vancement. Apply Brass Plant |
Hickman Run, Fairmont, W. Va. Jj
Fred T, Ley Co., Inc.
WANTED AT ONCE.
- ; 100 laborers at 50c per hour I.
lUood sleeping accomodation nnc ;;
commissary at plant Apply Brass !,
Plant. Hickman Run, Kaltrjont
Fred T. Ley A Co. Inc Contractor
Wanted at Oncc. j
* Experienced waiter at 1
ItJBumier and Edgar's j
I Be Sure You U
The New Subs<
Many City Subscribers ha
of our new discount plan
, f THE WEST VIRGINIAN
all our patron*
| These Are the City
jj? When Paid 1
,-ne Month 80c; Tl
H Six Months $4.30;
" There are usually 26 issu
GINIAN each month and a
at the single copy price o
new City Subscription rat<
tage of delivery to your h
V? (Wthe month?a sum too smal
; reading of?
: I THE WEST
L The U
EMU ICR ASSOCIATED PRESS. j?
otio 1<i/l\r 1\Kl? <o Ana ,
"uo iuu,' . iitio la uuo i>iuic nuou juu
The, young lady in the above,picture i
ana shVs getting the full dope on the
house. , w, . . ... .-- i;':
(Iffl IE SET
KICKED, NEW VERSiOl
Costs Whitey Hildebrand
Two Dollars to Stand
Up for It
It costs you two dollars to defend 1
your dog these days which is cheap;
considering the cost of a liumau veuVan
r. rtn Itrl.On,. Uil.lnKenn.1 ..t ^.1
^uiiuc< n uiicj iinuruiauui i]Uicu iwi
his temper, appeared at police court
this morning to answer charge of beat- j
ing an Italian for kicking his dog j
which Whitey calls "Long" for short, j
The Italian was not present. "Long"!
?a long-legged part-shepherd dog,
canto right along with Whitey and lay j
tlown on the floor doubling up something
like a long-legged folding caN
table. "Long" stretched his nose contentedly
c-i the tip of a long paw ant- j
waited with a deep sigh while his mas-1
ter stood behind the rail and argued
with the mayor as to whether he had
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ve stated their approval
which keeps the price of
well within the reach of j
jy the 10th
iivao MAn4-V.? CJ*0 OA
uwv inuillllO tpi.oi/ 1
One Year $8.20
es of THE WEST VIRvhen
f 3c they cost 78c. The
; of 80c, with ?he advan- j
r\m o io nnlir Or? >f/\? '
Wiliv, AO v/ahj< ?U1U1C JLUl ;
1 to prevent your regular
7est Vitglnian Believi
AIR MONT, WEST VIRGI
? TT7?A T/
HINT" iS ON
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3 mail?or, In many cases, the cenre
supposed to tell your right, name,
s Oue.ojt Uncle Sam's census' sleuths
whole family from > the lady. of, the
in sums nil#
More Cai-s in the Regioi
Than Ordered by the
Tnis week began with 100 per cen
car supply on the Monongah divisioi
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroa<
and a seventy per cent run in the Wes
Virginia district of the Monongahel:
Today Iherp are 1793 cars on the 1!<
liongah division of the Baltimore 8
Ohio railroad with an early mornlni
placenieut oi 1408, which is most idea!
Today's cars on the division aro das
sified as follows: Open. 17S5; coke, 8
There were 109 cans left over from thi
previoos day. The mines along tht
division today ordered 16G9 ears.
In the West Virginia district or th<
Monongihela railway today there wai
an early morning placement of 205.
The indications were today that th<
car .supply on the Baltimore and Ohk
railroad would run SO per cent or
Tuesday. The flow of empties fron
the east and west are now running
about fifty fifty. The car supply today
Is almost 100 cars in excess o1
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! 25 Brick Masons $1.00 |
! per nour. Apply Brass'
t Plant, Hickman's Run. j
J FRED T. LEY & CO., Inc. |
Crown and Bridge Work a Specially.
|5 and Sfi per Tooth. Guaranteed
22 -K Gold.
Open Evening for
DR. R. A. STEHLEY
330 MAIN STREET
Over Crane's Drug Store
?s in Fairmont and
Virginias Best Newspaper
NIAT MONDAY EVENING."
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III 1 STATES
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Center of the Siesmic Disturbance
ICOST OF UFE HP
Disturbance Was Distinctly,
Felt. Over Territnrv i
1500 Miles Long.
1 By Associated Press]
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 5.?Ten states
were shaken by the earthquake which
on Saturday might destroyed at least
; two villages and caused many deahts
In the . state of Vera Cruz. These
states are Mexico, Puebla, Vera Cruz,
i Oaxaca, Guerrero, Morelos, Jalisco,
| Tabasco, Hidalgo and Queretaro. They
: stretch front the Isthmus of Tehuante-:
pec In a north wosternly direction for|
* a distance of nearly 1,500 miles and
from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific
reports received late last night indicated
In the suburb og Orivaba the shock
was very severe, many persons being i
reported killed beneath their wrecked
houses. The shook came during aperformance
at the theatre at Ortsaba
and panic stricken people leaped from
the balconies loathe pit in effbrt's to
aacahe(. f. : , '^2
Fifteen shocks Were experienced at
> Corddba, a city of 10 miles east of
Orizaba, where 11 were distinctly Cell.
First report received here stated that,
the tremor centered at Acabaro, a town
near Teluca about 2 Smiles southwest
of Mexico City but more recent ad- j
vices state the shock was not severe!
While telegrams lust .night from tliej
state of Vera Cruz where the earth-,
quake wah more severe, staled that
] scores had perlshe.*, accurate estimate j
j of casualties cannot be made,
j The center of the seismic convulsion '
was in the neighborhood or Orizaba.'
I a volcano situated about 70 miles j
| southwest of Vera Cduz on the line
i between the state of Vera Cruz and
! Puebla. It was iu this neighborhood)
1 that most serious damage was dono.
j Poocelo. a village 35 miles northeast
of the volcano, has been virtually
| destroyed and a similar fate befell
j Couzland. The town was torn down
' by the violence of the disturbance but
I It stated there were many casualties
] in both towns.
') Many houses and churches in Jalal'pa,
a city about 50 miles northwest
1 of Vera Cruz were damaged while re.
ports from urizaba, a city 10 miles \
south of the volcano, states that sev-|
1 ere" fhlslness blocks and churches near i
the center of the town were destroyed,
Agent Lamberth is
Again in Our Midst
j Special Agent E. W. Lambeth, 01
I the Department of Justice, whose home
?j is in Martinsville, arrived in Falrjjmont
last night and will take up the
I work that he was engaged in before
,! leaving for hiv home before the holi v
, Mr. Lambeth had charge of the radiL
oal investigation which added twenty.
one names to the passenger list of the
! Good Ship Soviet which sailed from
p our hospitable t>3t much abused shores
some time ago with Emma Goldman
and Alexander Beckman and two hundred
and forty-seven others on board.
Mr. Lambert goes about his work
| with his usual reticence but it is
| known that this morning he examined
' two prisoners who were arrested last
! | night with an auto load of whiskey
I j and it Is supposed that he will bring
1 a federal charge against the men.
(Experienced Stenographer. A
good salary to competent person
Pittsburgh and West Virginia
; American Bldg. Fairmont
Wanted at Once
100 first class Carpenters at 80? j
; per hour. Apply at Brass Works |
Hickman Run, Fairmont, W. Vs. 1
Fred T. Ley & Co, Inc
For Years Has Been i
JANUARY 5, 1920.
GAS PRESSURE I
LI; FACTORIES 1
WERE SOUL Off
Some Inconvenience to Domestic
to Local Trouble.
GAS GO. HAHN EXPERT
H. K. Tallant Here to Become
For till first time this winter there
was a shortage of gas here today and
as a result the supply of the industrial
usera was 3hut off entirely. Brett
then there was low pressure for do.
mestlc consumers in some parts of the
town, but so far as oatne to light this
morning there was no serious incon.
ven iencc such as was rather common
during the severe winter of 1817-18.
The low pressure came as a natural
result of the long pull on the mains
occasioned by the length of the pres-j
ent' cold spell, but there were many,
places where the trou'ole was largely
local and was. or could have been
remedied, by. employes of (ho gas department
offthe TractlotKcomfraDy. - I ^
la this.connection the Tmotlon com- n
puny announced thin morning the ap-'s
pointment of H. K. Tallant aa effi- i,
ticncy engineer. Mr. Tallant lias been
associated with the H. L. Dohorty lntereal.t
m Kansas anu Oklahoma an 1 I
has had considerable experience with' I
the service side of gas companies. He I
Will get right after all problems or,
low pressure and iinaUvfuctory gas;
supply which are made at the office'
of the company.
Regarding the possible length of the I
low pressure.the Gas department could j
make no statement this morning. It]
depends largely upon the weather, fot | ri
vutli temperatures as low us they are!
today consumption is larger than pro.
ductton and there will he trouble to a
greate- or less extent until the weather
moderates and the gas companies
can build up a reserve.
uLiLliUHuLuUI LttllUL ,
WHISKEY CAPTURED !
Rich Cargo Was on Its Way
To Monongah It's
What Is probably .the largest haul ci
of whiskey ever made on the fly in e
Marion county was made at onejn
o'clock this morning when county
officers arrested Manuel Layntan and
Harry Knapp on Newton street and
found sevn cases of Large whiskey ill ^
an automobile owned by Mickey Mad- B]
den, who, however, was not among
By means best known to the officers,
information was received that "
an attempt would be made last night ft
to relieve the drouth, with the above w
Some notes on the cases showed I)
that the transaction at wholesale
prices involved an exchange of. $840,
or Ave dollars a pint. This would
mean a market value of $1,344 on
the curb, or alley as the case might
be, in Fairmont or fifteen hundred .V
and twelve dollars in Monongah, si
where it is understood the natives i a
stand the gafT with more equanimity, I H
have been coming across with nine I cl
dollars a pint.
n.w_ ? ._ iia
1HU ctti nr*r:u 111 lae BLLCmpi 10 run
the blockade, a new Dodge touring a
car; is now exhibition at the city Are f<
Pocketbook, containing money, w
baggage checks, keys and blank 11
check bearing owners name. Reward
if returned to box 7094. Cart "
Wleet Virginian. a
lhe Most Valuable Bo
TODAY'S NKWB TODA
CATS HAVE THEIR DAY
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This little bundle ot white .was ajj
fjnaer .at tha.Jillver._dst show at the!'
CjOTorf Astoria', New York city. Its! ?
nme is ''Winter l)al." hut Miss Ella!
iwanhome says it's far from a "lrost"j
a the cat world. I
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A DRY LAW Hi
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Testimony of Witness in
Condemnation Case Call- I
ed Into Question. I
' ^ j
Proceedings in the condemnation
uil lor the Board ot Education
gainst Guy L. Carter were enlivened
o a consi(Jerahie extent tljis at'ieroon
when the hoard: attorneys '
ailed the clerk of the Circuit Court
1' Monougnheia count, John Gregg,
nd the assessor, James E. Gasklh to
le stand to prove, that C. D. .lack,
f Sinithtown in thai county could
ot have made good the oFfer of
lirty-two thousand two hundred dol- f
irrf which lie claims to have made |:
> Mr. Carter for the property in dis_ d
The asse3ors re[iort showed that if
lr. .lack is possessed of enough 1
iplinl iu that county to realize '
nough to buy the Carter property,
to fact docs not appear from the tax '
u plicate. t
Title other wilnesres were exautin- v
d this morning, 1 Funt, R. A. John- E
in and Dr. Wm. Bo.vers, who placed v
te value of the property at front'
ight to ten thousand dollars.
The suit has been on trial for about
;n days in the tiicuit court and itids
tir to last the greater part of this a
Varrant Issued for k
Maker of Bad Check ?.
O. H. Wilmuth, proprietor of the|A
iutt ^nd Jeff shoe shop on Water jr
treet, swore out a warrant Saturday i
tfernoon for teh arrest of Clarence j ij
[ulderman, of Clarksburg, on a!
? r 1 '?
ikii fee ui lurgiug it cneCK. ;
On New Years eve, Hulderman, St |
i alleged, came into the store, bought tl
pair or shoes and proffered a check ),
>r seventeen dollars, which was ac- _
;pted and twelve dollars change t]
iven him. The check was made on n
counter form of the Fairmont Trust ,
ompany, with the signature of Cam- f,
8n Bridge Company and countersignd
with the name J. W. Harrison, g
hlch latter name was also used In ?
After the customer left the store c
te suspicions of,the proprietor were fi
roused by a more careful examina- e
on of the check, which Inquiry at fi
te bank then showed to be a forgery, ti
osier the Town Com
! _ ^T"?f!
tonight; Tuesday oloudy
J SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS
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FIVE 10 FBIR
OPINIOl A JTHER
BLOW TO KEFS
Seventy Five Beer is
Illegal Any Way You
SO IS EVERYTHING ELSE
l: 5 - - Providing
It Has More Than
One Half of One I
I By Associated rri?9Kl . , j
WASHINGTON, Nov. A - The proilbltlon
enforcement act defining at.
utoxicating any beverage containing
tne-Ualf of one per cent, or more of
tlcohol was decided constitutional tolay
by the Supreme court In un oplnon
on wtiich the court divided five to
Proceedings brought by Jacob Ruptert,
of^New York, and New Orleans.
na a Baltimore brewer to enjoin the
lovernment from prohibiting the sale
f two and seveuty-five hundreds per
ent. beer were ordereo dismissed.
Rupert's case was brought under the
rar time act. He alleged that 2.75
le'r cent, beer was non-intoxicating
ule of beer manufactured under regu- f j
atlona prescribed udder ilia I.ever food
ontroi act by President Wilson.
In deciding the New Orleans and
ialtlmore eases Justice Day In an
inanlmous opinion held that the I
nanuafcture of beer containing 2.7"
per cent alcohol was legal until the
nactement of the Volstead act.
Indictments brought against the
Standard Brewery at Baltimore and
he American Brewing Company at 1
lew Orleans for making 2.75 per cent
ieer beorre the wartime prohibition
nforcement act became active wero
nlered dismissed. ';<c7'Ttj
3ity Directors Accept Proposition
Not a building perimt was applied 'S
ur this |>ek and consequently the
loard of Directors at its regular Monay
meeting had none to pass upon
his is rather unusual owing to the
act that building permits have been
tiite numerous trad It is rarely that
here ar.- not several to pass upon.
'his is probably due to the extremely
old wEather which makes huflding
Very little business of Importance'. as
transuct'ed this morning by the: ',
loard but a number or minor m%tters?jKj?
. ere considered.
City Clerk Albert J. Kern reported
he rates whiuh the State Compensa- . jg
Ion commission will give the city, on.'?
:s employes. The city had considerd
the matter of insuring Its employes
nd had asked for the data. It is esimuted
that it would cost the city apt
roxlmately one thousand dollars to
arry accident and life insurance on'
:s employes. After considering the
tatter from several angles It was renrred
to Mayor Conaway, Director of
lisrhwavR Amptt and C.itv .Snlioirnr
.lbert j. Kern for investigation an<t
The Fairmont Carriage Works in
leveland avenue asked the Board to
uild a water line from Cleveland
venue up through the hollow adjasnt
to Its pyperty in Cleveland aveue
and agreed to pot same in at its
>wn expense, the city to tarnish onealt
of the tile necessary. It will reuire
3G feet double 24 inch tile to lay
lis line. The bo/rd decided to tarish
one-half the tile for this line ana
ill draw up a contract to that efThe
United States attorney for the
outhern district of West Virginia
rote the directors asking fo the prices
stail and wholesale on bread in this
ity and same was furnished him as
illows Sixteen ounce loar, wholesale
Ight cents, retail ten cents. Twenty>ur
inch loaf wholesale 12 cents, retil
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