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iring of Commerce s'Trv** Commission v ics on How Rate 3oaI Touches All Other Lines _(By A?#ocUt*d Pm) E1NQTON. Jan. 20.-<-Pos 's?t ft national coal strike when the present agree between the minors and op expire was touched upon f-U>6 Jnter^f&te commerce "ion's general rate inqary. Prlckett, representing rs* in southern looming, distrlots, declar I^Bators'planned to put In ?Wt*wag<, reductions April tjraflerwari-W. S. Broni ??y';for the Chesapeake 0 railroad.asked J. 1). A. Stice president ot the N? ?tU- association, what the ties were for a coal strike : Morrow In reply asserted ?made' 1( his "business not tAU^hlng about the labor rSINESS MEN'S P&IATION ? ?^U'PPER ' TONIGHT ;;g. A. BUILDING :30 0!CL0CK; . .^Members re 5TED to come [s evening jfcil Find the ,Tgain$ You 'e Waited for In The ECIAL FOR SATURDAY" tumn on the fgif ied Page aiD THEM "Womanless Wedding" to be Presented by Rotary Club "A. Womar.less Wedding" la the ttlo of a play which will be pre sented by the Rotary club, Wednes day, February 1st, in the high school auditorium. 1'he proceeds from the play will be given to the Boy Scouts. The play will be given entirely by men, dressed as wtgnen. The tallest man in town will be the bride, while theshorteet' man will be the groom. ' i Preceding the play there will bR a mlDstre) skit, acted' by an old black, mammy, a butler, and the little brother and sister of the bride. Following this there wUi be a mock reception, acted by the members of the club, dressed as SAFETY EXPERT Reed Tells Wyatt Miners Somi Real Ancient History Safety is no new subject because is has been. practice^, by the an cients 2000 years ago. Noah played safe when he went into the ark' hut King Solomon, of tejnple fame, is generally credited with "hifeing the first exponent of safety. Whether he flgured it out when he Btroked his beprd. in Jerusalem or not It sot known u detajli'a^e not given. tfj. .. 5 : -HowBV_e^'JfeMPh\W.- Reed, dfrjt tor.ot the-*ifel* deptrttnent. of-tiie consolidation- Coal Company, has leaved the pages of the Songs of Solomon-ln-the Bible aiidast night he told hia auSiencoat Wyjitt; Har rlson county, of his observation and Interpretation. The blbllpal pu ; sages are. "Uso sound wisdom and I discretion then shalt thou walk .safely and thy foot shall not'stum i ble," and "Build * ye a paraphet I about the roof of your home, lost a |man fall'therefrom and his blood be on your head." In . the first quotation Mr. Reed Interprets the passage toteach the lesson of being careful or "safety first'; in other words while In the Becond instance the verse teaches responsibility for an ipjury to your (Coattnatd on pate two) t Dr. Weber, Known Here, Resigns Rot.- Dr. Charles J. Smith, prcei den of Roanoke College, Salem, Va? has. resigned that1 position to succeed Rev. Dr. Henry H: Weber, .of York. Pa., who is well known to Fairmont Lutherans, as secrci tary of the board of home missions and church extension of the United Lutheran Church Inr America. Dr. Weber retired after thirty three- years of. service. Rov. J. E. Whltteker. D. D., Chicago, presi dent of the board, presided. Dr. Smith was formerly pastor of Lutherans. Church iji. Lancaster, Pa., and New York City. Dr. Webor Is especially known to thn original, members of Grase Church here because of aCCalrs of the mission board which continues its support of the lotal church. COUNTY PAIR. At Fairmont High School Tonight Featuring "The Dnrktown Minstrels" ' and A Gay Mid-Way Lots of Pun for Everyone ? '><$' Don't Mias It JENKIN'S AND DRUMMOND'S Barber Shop NOW OPEN 5 Chairs 305 MERCHANT ST. women, Borne as Mary Plckford, Theda Bara, and Marguerite Clark. Can you Imagine Dr. E. W. ^Howard taking the part of Theda Bara, or S. D, Brady as Marguerite Clark? After the reception., the mock wedding Will be performed, anil, following this the Virginia reel vtfll be danced by the cast Miss Clementine Mlller.OJcolona, Miss., who wrote and copyrighted the play Is here to direct. It. The play, given under.the direction ot Miss Miller promise? to be very Interesting and amusing, ana every one Is assured a good laugh. The first rehearsal will be held at 8 o'clock Tuesday night, 111 the high school auditorium. Man Charged With Crim inally Assaulting His 12 Year Old Niece A ripple of surprise spread over the court room today when twenty reslndents of Marlon county, stood beforo the bar In criminal court and In reply to a question by Judge E.' M. Showalter as to whether any of them had any*coi?? clentlons scruples against capital punishment, tbey answered no. . It la doubtful It this has, ever happened In'the history of the .criminal coittf'.dr Marlon county before when the first panal ot twWty men try. before: the bar that notrifc'.^ngM man In the panel did not object ito onjtbe Jury.--. *, Several jeasons aro put forth for this apparent change in tho minds of men, one Is that during the trials and .tribulations of the war, the makerup of many men was changed and another reason advanced Is that duo to the terrible crime wave that has been sweeping over the country men summoned for Jury duty realize that only tho sternest measures that can be used by tho law will put a stop to this wave of-crlme.1 The caso In which the men were called for Jury service is that of the State versus Charles Hutton, charged with a felony. Hutton is accused In an Indictment of hav ing committed criminal 'assault upon Elizabeth Hutton, his 12 year old niece, and aB a result on the fourth day of lost Septem ber she became' the mother of a child. According to the declaration ot Prosecuting Attorney Frank R. ' (Continued on pase two) Joe Cantor Is Found Guilty Joe Cantor, formerly a local busi ness man, was found guilty ot em benling fOOO from Tom Marlcb, a resident of Barrackvllle. Attorneys MuBgrave and Brandon who repre sented the defendant, entered a motion to set. aside the verdict and the motion will be argued In court on Monday morning. Bond tor Cantor's appearance In, court on Monday morning: when, the motion will be argued was ask ed by the prosecution and Judge Showalter fixed the bond at 55,COO After'Bomo little delay the- bond was arrange and Cantor was re leased nntll Monday morning. ? John W. Mason, assistant prose cuting attorney, represented the state In the case. % ?RUIT DAMAGED LOS ANGELES, JnnJ 20.? With a cold wave- bearing mini mum temperatures reported offi cially as varying between 20 and 31 degrees prevalent throughout southern California last night and early today. Colonel H. B. Her sey, director of the United States weather bureau here, declared he , believed the cold 'spell had been very dlsasterous to southern Cali fornia's unharvestod cltruB crops. [Good Opportunity ' For Man With' Small Capita^ j I am looking'for a partner tn 1 my business, .The Sanitary Bakery, at Farmington. I want a-mnn who will drive truck, and Invest small sum of money. I have the shop equipped with all necessary machinery and plenty of customers. See me at the bakery or.writo, , J. 2). BRONDER A.-V. Lynch Bids. ' .. ..Farmln*ton, W. Va. Conservation and By product Plants at Mines in Future INTERESTING TALK Tells of Evolution of Min ing?Mh McCullough's Address ? Greater efficiency will be the keynote of the coal Industry of the morrow declared Charles H. Bat' ley, /Fairmont: . .International ro preapntaUve ot the United Mine Workers ot America, In addressing the largest meeting ever' held in tie history of tho Clarksburg Dis trict Mining Institute in the Har rison county, court house at Clarksburg on Thursday night. Three hundred'men were prissnt. From the Impractical knowledge being applied In'the coal Industry ot today 'in.which the destruction ot property and wasto generally' is prevalent wlllicome the pastas ot laws and\esMgla)ly in thfflEjHKej prohibiting rhifios proport&s>to be worked eiftfept by thq&who! have practical"knowledge of the, subject. This', will," bo brought about by, ihe waste ot 'coali" des truction ot property by explosions, .iTliSt&uisst can intiiligsntly'build this protec tion, for mining Industry in the ata,te and nation: Mining Evoluatlon The foregoing stalements were backed up by the evolution ot the coal mining iiMnstry of the past. Fifty throe yoars 'ago when ho was In the mines and when Eng land enjoyed the chief coal pro duction ot tlft ' worlfl and where mining was it the most advanced scientifically In those days there was no such a thing as a mining machine. When he wont to tho Pittsburgh. district in 1879 there Were no ir-talne machines along the Monongahela river .although he had the good fortuno to' see a mining machine in England bo (G> .itinued on pare twelve; Thorn Case Up In Court Today I The $10,000 breach of promise j suit of Miss Lorine Thorn/of Wor thlngton versus Paul Terick, also of Worthington Is being heard by [Judge W. S. Maredith and a Circuit Court jury today. Miss Thorn al leges ? that Tetrlck promised to marry her and. that after having her to wait a numfcer of years for him, threw her over and married | another girl.; The case will $rob albly, not reach'tlje jury until some time tomorrow. . Jurore hearing tfje evideswo in the case , are: . W. L. Hardesty,' Marvin Morris, Charles L.' Able, C. | 0. Everson, C. A. Satterfleld, M. A. J | Berry,' C. B Glasscock, Lawrence j Barracjcraan, J W. Owen, Sol P. j Glover, Walter Hibbs, and A. C.! Kelley. - [ Attorneys Harr^ Shaw and L.' C. Musgr^ve are representing .the I plaintiff while-? Attorneys Rose, I [Barnes and M. M. Neely are. rep- j resenting the defendant . Court Room .Warm; Lawyers Cool Off SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20.?The oourt room had warmed up and at torneys cooled otrporcBpUbly when opening hour In the trial of Ros coe C. ArbucUo oh a charge ot manslaughter growing out ot the death o[ Miss Virginia Rappe, a mo tion ' picture actress, came today, i 1 The hall ot Justice,' where'the j trial Is helng held, was ordered heated more 'adequately following yesterday's" cold snap* wfilch forced I jurors Into their overcoats. Attor-j ?eys became heated yesterday,how ever, as a result ot an argument, ovfer testimony of Mlu Zey Prevost,! show, girl, a prosecution witness. WANT 20 PERCENT ? . SHAMOKI^, Pa., Jan. 20.? The scale committee ot the An thracite mine workers today re commended to the convention lit session here that It ask a twenty per cent Increase in wages and that mining be. suspended on March 31 It a now wage contract hfh not been, negotiated with the gperators by that time. The con ventton immediately entered .upon a discussion ot. Ibo demands. PopeJBenedici ? ' jr't* ? The Popovs in a ser.'ous condition .today, Buffering from an attack of .pnduotonls, which; ^lSif^'at', will prove fatal. ? ^ ? - Versailles Treaty Binds ' Sevenof the gowers to Support Japan: .". <Bj'AwoeltUd^PrMa) WASHINGTON,. Jan. 1*0. ? :Thq Shantung- question nju'st- and -pMb ably will bo aettled-between-Qhlna and Japan and cannot he taken-up by the arms conference, Senator Underwood of Alafiama, one of' the American' delegate?, "declared" In (he senate today during a sosslon of ihe controversy.' The conference,, Senator. Under wood said, was unable to take'tip Iho Shantung.question .b9cau?o;8ev: en of the .conferenqg^MW^s._Ve.re. committed by theA.fi;eaty..of vec-: sallies to support Japan;*? position; The senator's statement-.waa^aitiq In corincctloa.wUh', intK>dirctlon,.i)ijr Senptor-Walsh, Damoorat,.Montana; of a- resolution.callln?:oii"tne'.presi dent for his views on ''tilo quesi tlon.. Senator LOdgp, indoracd Sen ator .UndertfAodls. statement...'; Senator " Underwod -went on.'to say* that in the negotiations1" be tween China and. Japan, "aji ? agretij went appeared;no^r. , "A settlement ^ is-J105V approach' ing vejrj close tft.tbfi.^ni jnd front information ,wJiipA .1 .. " .said Senator Underwood; "I anritopeful that at a very-early-date a settle ment will lie arrived at." ' ? '?! ?? ? TO USE-SHOTGUNS - SAN ?,FRANCISCO,-Jati.- -30',? Sp.wed-off .shot,guns.,will bo given to all prohibition ag?.rit0 in , fornia undeii,orders published - today 'by Tom''Brown,'1 aaaftufr ?prohibition "director, acting "for" IS! Forrest Mltcheli. pro'hlbition direc tor now in- Los 'Angeles. The action was talken Brown plained; as a protective ? measure, based, on information -that armed bandits had attempted- to rob pro hibltlon agents of J15,000 worth.'o liquor In-Dublin Canyon, Alaja^da county, Wednesdays MINERS WANTED ; CHARLESTON, SnT io:?A- ; request for 125 ,mlners' to ,work' under the 1917- wage arale in thp mines of the Lundale Cpai; Company was received .by Gov ernor Morgan today from W. A.' Butler, employment supervisor' of the company. His letter to the Governor suggested that ll:f committees working In the' sections of the stata whero un employment had become a.seri-' ous factor could.-find men for.' these* positions as a" means: of relieving tho situation. Thn letter stated that the.com pany was unable.' ,to seciite' enough men to'operato tts.prop erties effiplently,' and ssld ,"lt seems lt.wlirbe\nj'?es?ary for us to either' cloie our nfln&e Or, secure sufflcient' pen to lower our. cost*- to - the minimum % by quantity production." v ' ?<?*<-< - - - v-agr.' Ten Years-at Every Bible] ( Class Meeting; Class Holds Court Ten years continuous attendance at/the Every Sunday .Men's Bible ciass.and a fine of twouty-f Ive cents 16' '.be paid each ? Sunday was the terrible sentence? Imposed by Judge Ira I/.' Smith, upoh C. E. Mumford at the 'monthly smion 'or tijo Every. Supday MenV Bible clas3 exceeding a speed, of eighteen miles an hotufdown hill "on" the Country dub road. v . - - thl?-sentence was' Imposed after ofld of the' most bitterly contested lejptl battles ever held within' tho fonflpesfot. Marlon .county, and the winylwoit y^ll-no doubt go down !1h;fiisto<y.B? ona of the greatest, ef fettjs jii'lhe .career of W. H. IBarnes, prosecuting attorney. Had leas bHlllout counsel Jsat at the table for the, state, the. culprit .would have, bean'cleared gloriously, and still! .allowed to. menace the life and I i liinb of those who travel tho pub-1 'flc 'highway;, for Myron C. Hotigh',1 Attorney-for the defense digged de i .,(nto the very fountains of lo-| gal lore In* search of precedents whloh wouldJree hlB client.. Learn ing, Irony, Batlre, sarcasm, and oodles of fiery oratory first, one then the other he launched at the jury in ."a", vain attempt to batter down the.oharges that had been made by'the'state, but tho shades of FrldAy the thirteenth had not far ] enough passed over that tho raged'barrister.could-win what he! thinks" will, probably .be tho last case"lie-will ever present to court, '.ijgly charges and counter charg es .were .made by both attorneys during the tt-ISI." Tom Bdgge'ss^who owns a Cadillac and was suggested as an Interested witness was. so erratic In hip statements to 'the iury.that hisilunacy was.quostloned anfl the advisability of'appolntlhg <oo?nmls?ion tb Investigate his men tal state. If' Indeed he had any, was |froeljr*fdiBcussed by the- court A. |C. Ktnkeafl also drew the Ire of the 'court"when he was adjudged to'.he in cohtemtit having attempted to introduce advertising before ?ho court in his testimony. Had it not be^n that, his standing both in the church aprt' tho. Klwanls club was of the very best he'would probably have been' summarily dealt with. Tom Henderson, Dr.' Keener, Thomas Bartlett, Carl SpTlnger, A. M. Davideon and E. C.'Curry were JurpFS 'who hoard "the case, whlla. Minor Dunham Was sheriff and Mr. Ifltihugh clerk. After court ad journed, ice. cream and caty were qerved and* a ? generally enjoyablo social time bad. ' : I ?.. i:i . The average mequ for American soldiers Is as follows: ^Breakfast coffee with milk, " hot cakes - or cerail, eggs, broad and butter' dinner: cpffoor tea, steak.or otheT ii?t, . tiro , vegetables, dbasert'; | snt|M(:; cofOw .or te?, one meat, Itwo vegetable*, dessert,.. ' if'Vt.' ' ~:J ? '"-WSBMi Reports Late Today Indicate 1 Onlylliliracle Can Save Hi From Death (By the Associated Press) ROME, Jan 20' (6:45 P. M.).?Pope Benedictfa-cb was grave this evening bat the pneumonia hacl nofi further,-it was said. The PontiffVtemperatu^e was given at this hour; pulse 104, respiration,60. ? , ' j ROME, Jan. 20 (6 P. M.).?The Pope at this Hour showing resistance against the progress of his rialai . ROME, Jan. 20.?The physicians gave their, patS other examination shortly after noon, after which D: chiafava said the Pope's condition was very grayeiJ desperate. He thdUght the turning point would ftic night ? " ' ROME, Jan. 20?Pope Bene dict's life hangs In the balance tod:7 and fears were expressed at the rati can at noon that hla hall' ness *aH'in-a.; djrln* condition.. Dur^g^tti..;ea)')f-hStt^.,-o'r this mornlfo'towitatts '4" it m.; .there was ft'Budden change tor the worse and; the, bronchial - affection from ^i-.^i'^.aet!iu SWMnoj-TO^tfVtfW'^ll^^preiP to his lungs.' ' ? ?*v ?The-.pontiff osked for and I'fr celved the last eacraipent/Insisting upon this/"lt.only to StT? a.Sood example," lie'said, despite,attempts by h s attefiiflmtB to dissuade htm. The' Pope's ,^hyslciana were In conference tat the vV&tlc^oat an early hour and the morning bull etin Issued afterwards expressed a serious condition. Dr. BatUt^lbl, howeyf):, stated then that the condition of ttid Pope was not hopeless. At 11 o'clock, howevef, the con dition became worse and oxygen was administered. Meanwhile prayers were being sid In all the churches and Catholic iristitntlois of Rome on behalf of His Holiness and great crowds began to assem bio In St. Peters. - Today's' sudden change for the j worse In tfie p'rfnUtt's eoadition. seemed to' have come as a groat, surprise, even to thope' who had been serving, him- most closoly. Last evenlig bc -received some strengthening Injections, and the doctors then stated they were satisfied with his condition. This morniqg'an :ejtennlpn of in flammation had extended to tho lungs. Ono of t(i? most- disturb ing conditions that developed early today seemed to bo paaaloK awaj after ten o'clock this ',i)0?rilng, as tho Pontiff was then able to. elec torate slightly. Tils aroused inbro hope among the watchers, 'but to wards 11 o'clock ne became worse again and oxygen.then was admin istered. ?. ; : ' . Shortly after 11' o'clo'ck-Mon slgnor Zajnplnl, the. sacristan St tha papal palace, went to the chapel and took the sacrament to ?the Popei. Th6 cortege -was pro ceeded by four of the palatine's guards,, carrying lighted candies, Short .Session of; Anthracite Men SHAMOKIN, Pa., jin.;^0.'?'The trl district anthracito wage conven tion held a short session early to day, considering routine. Internal matters of the districts while wait ing tor .the sub-scalo committee to complote its report The full scale rommittee met at noon to approve the -wage and oth er demands to be .recommended-for submission to the cool companies. The report, will be, presented to the afternoon session, It was ex pected. and debate might continue nntll tonight. ' ? - -j. 1! . . i- - ? PRELIMINAnY.TpiAU . Fred Vendetta, a local taxi driver, charged with havini In Ma posses sion six .stolen, automobiles, will b? gven a preliinlnary :he4rtag' before United States'.<Cominlaliioner J. P. Klrby, at 8 -o'clock' tonight ' ? ' Vendetta was arrested' last eve ning by Federal officers' and was taken before Commissioner- Klrby who held him'' under bond o( ll& DOO for; blsmppesrwiM for 'that in-, llmlnary-hearing-tonights -He .was unable to furjilah the bond.andwas confined' In the Marion connty Jail "Ef-r -il - ? . A.k-V? "'"S-- - k':,SKs^Saiii "ill: jf Jt.