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"ore Am c Nt?tp^pa?A Prtgratoe Form m (Ae Community.
'DED .1845
?uestion Lowering Bunk
ering and Not Local
Fotal of 1188 Cars
,Coal Loaded on
AjUon was received today
fcui\iNorthern West Virginia Coal
association that the In
^commerce commission will
the reasonableness of re
Ijtha bunkering coal rate to
V water as compared with coal
- - V~to the same point for local
The commission has
^meeting on the subject for
gton, D. C., on Marcn 20.
Dally Coal Loading.
1 of 1,188 cars of coal were
by the mines of Northern
yirginia on Friday. The pro
by divisions was aa fol
B. & 0. ??Monongah, 610
._.r,Cdnnellsville, 28 cars; Cum
fland, 43 ' cars; Charleston. 87
"Honongahda and Morgantown
Tipeling combined, 409 cars:
" rvMaryland-^Belington ana
'88 dan; I'-Vy^att-Helen's
' care; Morgantown and
d, 16 cars,
tlons along the Mononga
Iway In Pennsylvania on
f-Ioaded 403 cars of coal.
. Dally Shipments.
f fit Shipments off the Monon
! division, B. & O., on Friday
sisted of 18 cars to the lakes
I 8 cars to Arlington pier. A to
*1 'cars of coal were loaded
45 west
22 cars of- coke loaded
jr^theTe were 7 cars to tho
J rthe west.
the Mo
rion.-B-'AO.. on Friday,
dt .140 cars of which 84
fc. .0*. fuel-.
1 cars of railroad fuel
pff the Charleston di
CT. on Friday.
kino Conditions.
Amines .were at work
_ s three railroads in the
t region, Fifty-one of theBe
the Monongah division. B.
he on the Western Mary
? 17 on the Monongahela
/?three operations were
K<fe^t^ie Charleston division,
F'O.;"'while 36 mines were ac
f'*th? Monongahela railway
_ sylvan la.
, - Today's Empties.
total of 838 empties are order
' ay on the three railroads in
^region as follows: B. & O.,
ir-v^^'tern Maryland, 8, and Mo
n^la; 386. Mines on the
Wton division. B. & O., or
I - 90 empties while 416 were
"ontlnued on Page Four)
West Virginia Legislature
to Be Asked tor New Coal
Mining Building at W. V. U.
Head of University De
partment Makes An
Instruction Work Discuss
ed at Meeting Last
The We$t Virginia Legislature
will be asked to appropriate suffi
cient funds to erect a new building
for-the ooal mining engineering de
partment at West Virginia univer
sity at Morgantown. declared Prof.
A. C. Callen, bead of the depart
ment of mining engineering of that
institution, last night in an address
to the Fairmont mining school at
the F\alrmont high school annex. The
influx of students, especially at the
summer course in coal mining, has
almost made it a physical impossi
bility to c^rry on the work due to
lack of room, Professor Callen said.
West Virginia is rapidly coming
to the front as a coal mining state
and It is essential to train men foi
the coal mining industry, he added.
It is understood that the alumni
of W. V. U. have been appealed ti
in a formal letter, which was issued
yesterday. The need of a new
building was seen by the men who
attended the short coal mining
course at the university last sum
mer, who as citizens and taxpayers
signed petitions to the stat^ board
of education and the state.board ot
control. The building no., doubt
would also contain the chemical
department, which is closely allien
with the course in coal mining due
to the analysis of coal and tests
made in fuel generally.
Some work li being done in coal
washing, according to Prof. Callen.
These are with the coals in the
Morgantown section, where an ef
fort'is being made to determine if
by coal washing whether or not the
dools in that region can qualify as
coking coal and1 for by-product
?usee. The sulphur and,aah con
tents are! td^.hlgh ^as 'they (conic*
from tl*e? twae^bat' oy theTiy^eas
of washing an effort is beftig- made
to d^irmi^^-io^Mher jthe ?uJr.
phur and aah content* can be- re
duced sufficiently lo odme in the
realm of ooking coal. Lack of .suf
ficient fundB from the state In the
way of appropriations hinders ex
tensive work at the university in
coal washing.
Extension Schools.
Great progress has been made in
the mining extension school work
in the state, and more than 500 men
are now availing themselves of the
opportunity to receive this course
of training. Last week In the Mt
Hope section, there were 131 men
In the classes in five classes and
another class is about to bo start
ed on Saturdays in that section ot
the state.
The great development of thp
work in the Fairmont region has
been an incentive for the southern
end of the state. There is a friend
ly although spirited rivalry on be
tween the two sections for attend
ance honors. Mining regions of the
state that now have schools in
progress are Logan, Pocahontas,
Kanawha, Mt Hope, Beckley and
Engineers from the coal mining
(Continued on Page Four)
| Big Dance
| Tonight
Masonic Temple
Dancing 8:45 to 12
Mack's Orchestra
Held Over By Request
will show tonight
-wer Floor?$1.00 Balcony 50c
0 Phone Orders Accepted?Phone 1023
Time of Performance, 8:15
Annual Election of Local
Association to Be Held
The Business Men's association
of Fairmont will hold its annual
dinner and meeting at tie Y. M. C.
A. auditorium at 6:30 o'clock on
Thursday evening. The board of
director# will make Its report at
this meeting covering the activities
of the association during the past
>ear. The term of office of five of
the fifteen directors expires with
the mooting and their places will
be filled by election.
Under the rules of. the associa
tion. a nominating committee
places in nomination twioe the
number to be elected, which make"
up the official ballot This doesj
not prevent, howeTer, other mem
bers from being voted for for dt-!
rectors. This meeting is always
the most largely attended of any
of the year as it Is probably the
most important, asd an unusually
good program is always provided
This will be the eleventh annual
meeting of the Business Men's as
sociation and during all the time
since its organization It has been
an active organization., About 60
per cent of Its membership is com
posed of merchants, and In the rear
of the membership are included
banks, publishers, printers,' con
tractors, real estate agents, insur
ance agents, brokers, atitoraobll a
dealers, physicians, dentists, etec
trfeians. plumbers, painters and
decorators and many others.
The association maintains a
credit rating bureau which serves
retailers, and others who extend
like credits, as R. 0. Dun and .com
pany and the Bradstreet company
serve the .wholesaler. This depart
ment of tye-association's work has
become Indispensable to modern
business, (t Is said; and Fairmont
has .the .reputation of having, the
most eUldent ratia^areau .ft?-the^
an t&S
endeavored to discourage and -pre
vent trade abuses, according to Its
officers.' It has prevented some
practices that other states have
found it necessary to enact very
drastic legislation to prevent, they
Many business men of the city
deem it-qulto an honor to serve as
an officer of this association or to
haTe a place on its board of direc
tors, it was pointed out today. In
the election of a hoard of directors
an attempt is always made to have
as many different activities ropre
sented as possible. The men who
have served the association as
president are A. B. Scott, E. C.
Jones. H. J. Ross. J. H. Rownd. J.
L. Hall, F.' r. Clelland, W. I. Lydlc,
Bert S. Leopold, John 0. Morgan,
M: B. Cobun and H. J. Hartley.
A message was received here!
yesterday of the death- of Mrs. j
Mary L. StaJnaker, of Huntington,
which occurred Wednesday. Mrs.
Stalnaker was formerly a rosldent
of this city when her "laughter.
Miss Elizabeth, taught in the Fair
mont State Normal school. While
a resident of this city Mrs. Stal
naker was very active in the work
of the First Presbyterian church.
Today was visitors' day at the
county Jail and Jailor Frank Reed
was kept busy all day admitting
relatives and friends of the pri
soners Into the Jail. Notwith
standing the fact that three days
each week are designated as
visitors' days, the number of visi
tors is always the heaviest on
Saturday. The visitors bring
choice bits of food, fruit, tobacco,
cigarets and clothing to the pris
oners and it all has to be examined
before holng taken Into the Jail.
Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul,
asked the interstate commerce
commission today to extend for
ten years a $10.000,#00 note held
against It by the government,
which falls due January 1, 1923.1
City Electric
ShoeH ospital
Bartlett Building
Railroad Street
Mannlngton, W. Va.
Has been re-opened
next door to the former
Locals Will Begin Refer
endum, on Monday
Voting Wilf Continue in
Sub-District Until
March 5
Strike ballots for members of the
United Mine Workers of America
to record their preference whether
or not there will be a cessation of
work In the coal mines after April
1, were received today by a number
of local unions In Northern West
Virginia. Commencing on Monday
night and continuing until March
5, the members of the various lo
cals will participate In the referen
dum vote.
Provision Is made that the
cards containing the vote of the
Individual local Bhall he returned to
William Green, secretary of the
United Mine Workers of America.
1107 Merchants' Bank Building.
Indianapolis, on or before March
15th next.
There are ,14,000 members of the
union in sub district 14, it is claim
ed by the officers,''and Monongalia,
Marion and a portion of Harrison
county Is Included to the sub dis
trict. There are 187 locals In the
[sub district.
I In sub district 3 there are 9,000
i members, which brings the total
membership in Northern West Vir
lnla up to 23.000 miners. Seventy
five locals are Included In the aub
{district. Su bdlstrlct 5 consists of
Taylor, Braxton, Preston, Barbour,
[Randolph, Lewis, Gilmer, Upshur,
Webster and a portion of Nicholas
Kanawha Operators Act.
CHARLESTON, Feb. 25.?Decla
ration for the open shop and against
the check-off, conpled with an invi
tation to the .mine worWrs. ftfr-a.
association, -turned attention here
today toward the union headquar
'/Continued 'on Page Four)
Conflicting Claims Made
by Contractors and
Conflicting claims were made to
day regarding the tie-up in build
ing construction here, brought about
by a wage* disagreement, between
the contractors and the local build
ing trade? union. At a special
meeting of the Fairmont Builders'
exchange last night* it was claimed
that practically all of the local con
tractors were working on an open
shop basiB, while the union leaders
contradicted this with the state
ment that fhe only extensive con
struction work in progress was be
ing done by union labor.
The union plasterers have volun
tarily reduced their wages to thai
scale decided upon by the builders'
exchange, it was pointed out at the
meeting last evening. The brick-;
layers, however, have not met the
scale in reducing their wages to
$1.25 an hour, it was said, the rate
set by the exchange being $1 an;
The principal issue involved in
the dispute, it is believed, Is wheth
er the contractors will adopt an
open-shop basis. No action to put
the work on an open-shop basis ha*
yet been formally taken by the con
tractors. although it has "oeen Inti
mated that such action is contem
Various angles of the building
tie.up in the city were discussed at;
the meeting of the builders' ex
change in the rooms of the Cham
ber of Commerce last evening. The
conditions of the city were dis
cussed purely from a business, an
gle rather than a building slant as
the speakers are not familiar with
the questions Involved in the con
The. spe*fc?rs included IV. T. Cun
ningham, Fred Helmlck, O. S. Mo
Kinney and M. L. Brown. The ex
change wilf hold its regular meet
ing next Tuesday evening at 7
o'clock, in therooms of the Monon
gahela Valley Engineering corpora'
tion. ?
The union forces say they are
standing pat on. what they call a
lock-out proposition. The M. E.
South church, the Freeman proper
ty in East Park avenue, t?e work
at the normal school and the resi
dence ,of H. B. Robinson, which
they claim are the chief building
operations, now on, are progressing
on union labor entirely. The union
men claim they have work general
ly, spMltfn*. and tjiat they are tiiore
busier'now/than usual at"this time
Extra Show to \
Be Offered by
Elks Tonight
Ah extra performance .of the
Elk's minstrels will bo given
tonight at the Hippodrome the
atre In response to mauy de
mand! tor either a matlneo or
night show today.
All through the week the show
has played to capacity business,
thus preventing many who
wanted to attend from obtaining
seats. The extra performance
tonight wHl enable the large
Saturday night .crowd to see
what has scored as a distinct
hit. Tho prices for tonight have
been lowered and a capacity
show Is expected again. Down
stairs chain are being sold at
(1, and balcony seats at 50
Tomorrow Will Be Last
Day of Revival
. A feature of the church services
tomorrow, the final day of the
union evangelistic campaign here,
wil] he th eappearanoe of the Right
Rev. William Loyall Gravatt ot
Charleston^ biahop of the West
Virginia dloceee of the Episcopal
church, who will preach at the
Christ P. E. church in the morn
ing. The last union service of tho
revival campaign will be held at
the First M. E. church in the
Bishop Gravatt will conduct the
services at Jhe Christ P. E. church
in the absence of Rev. E. S.
Towsen, who has been 111 at his
home in Benonl avenue for the past
week. There will be no early morn
ing or evening service, but there
will be Sunday school, morning
prayer and the sermon.
Ending four weeks of strenuous
effort on the part of those in
charge, the union evangelistic cam
paign will olose tomorrow night.'
As a' fitting climax to the series,
tomtfrrow has been designated as
Go To Church Sunday! an^ all the
members.-gal >, 'ttw-^'coopefrating
chnrchea.\hrre been . requested^' to
attend' their respective places - of
worship for the morning services.
Earnestness born of the realiza
tion that the end of tb? campaign
is near characterized the sermon
last night, which was delivered by
Rev. R. T. Brown, chairman of
the campaign. Choosing for his
text Jeremiah 8:20. "The harvest
is passed, the sumcr is ended, and
we aro not-saved," the speaker satti
that in all probability this 1b the
last revival :some who were pres
ent last night will ever attend. All
through the service there was
sounded a note of regret that more
had not taken advantage of the op
portunities offered by the cam
"One of the bitterest, forms ot
suffering in hell," he said, "must
be the consciousness of neglected
opportunities'to-be saved. Good
intentions, unless put into effect,
get you nowhere. You intend to be
(Continued on Pago Pour)
California Officers
< Doubt Field's Story
terest resulting from the "confes
sion" of Harry N.. Fields in De
troit, as to certain alleged details
of the murder of William Des
mond Taylor, film-director, was
subsiding here today with out
spoken expressions .by officials of
their disbelief in Fielas' state
ments. They declared they had
been unable to substantiate any of
the alegatlons Fields made to the
Detroit authorities.
The Investigation resolved Itself
locally largely Into a resumption
by the police of running to ground
the tips on the mystery that were"
said to be reaching the various
officials as frequently as during
the days immediately after the
discovery of Taylor's body on Feb
ruary 2. . t
Harding Says Personnel
of Navy Should be 80,000
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25?Presi
dent Harding is understood to
hare told Republican members ot
the bouse naval committee at a
White House conference that
while he felt some reduction
should be made In the navy per
sonnel the total number of enlist
ed men ought not be cut under
The president also Is said to
have strongly urged legislation for
conversion of two battfe cruisers
Into airplane carriers. Wbile the
question as to whether the 540
members ot the first year class at
Annapolis, to be graduated In
June should be commissioned, was
not considered In detail, It was
stated tbat the president advocat
ed a sharp reduction in the num
ber of men to be admitted to the
academy each year In the 'future.
Attorney-' Charles, H. - L?eds of
this city Is In a dying condition to-'
day at ;the*FaJrnIdWStitis"Hos'p'l-",
tiL :,v>. _ ' "
Ordered Reported Favor
ably With Reser
vation ^
Naval Limitation and
Submarine Treaties
Agreed Upon
(By the Assoc'ated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.?The
four power Pacific treaty, together
witn its supplements and a reser
vation and the naval limitation and
submarine treatios, were ordered
favorably reported today by the
senate foreign relations comramlt
tee. The reservation attached by
the committee to the four power
pact embodies the compromise
suggested after conferences with
President Harding and declares
that. nothflng in the treaty shall
be construed as forming an "alli
ance." It was.approved by a 10 to
3 vote.
Also by a division of 10 to 3
with Senators Borah, Idaho, and
Johnson. California, republicans
and Shields, democrat, Tennessee,
voting in the negative, the four
power treaty then was ordered re
ported to the senate. The vote by
which the naval limitation and
sunartoie treaties were favorably
reported was unanimous.
Several other votes were taken
on proposed substitutes to t'ue com
mittee compromise reservation, but
the administration leaders secured
the defeat of all of them and the
reservationists abandoned all at
tempts to further qualify the four
power and other treaties in com
mittee. They said their acquies
ence simply meant, however, thav
they were ready to transfer their
fight to the open senate.
On adoption of the reservation
Sectors . Kellpgg, Williams and.
ydfaiereue'-voled in the negative.
Seo^lorswHlrolico<)t,,N'ebras)CBv Pitt
m?ta,"Ner4ida, and Swunaon. Vip*
glnia, all democrats, were absent.
Approval of the declaration, ac
companying the four power treaty
signed at the same tirao, was in
cluded in the favorable action on
the treaty itself, but a separate
vote was taken on the supplemental
treaty by which the principal
islands of . the Japauese empire
were excluded from the scope of the
agreement. i
Two Fined in Police Court
and Two Charges
Edward Booze is a prison in tho
county jail awaiting a trial on a
charge of having whiskey In his
possession. Booze was arrested
last night as he got off a Monon
gahela train at tho local station
by William Toothman and when
searched a whiskey "belt was found
around his waist under his cloth
ing containing five pints of red
Booze was brought to the local
jail and locked up In default of a
bond for his appearance for trial*
The officers had been looking for
Booze for some time and caught
hint with the goods last night, lit
erally speaking.
County officers going along the
county road near Norwood last
night enroute to a place In that
section of the county where they
were going to make a raid met two
men In the road carrying peculiar
looking packages. "The officers
slopped the men who were Sher
man Logg and J. M. Gregory and
searched the packages, whilch
proved to be four ggallons of
moonshine whisky.
The officers returned to the city
and locked the men up in the
county jail In default of bond for
their appearance for trial on the
charge. The whisky was locked
up to be used as evidence against
Later in the night the officers
went to the Gregory home In the
Wlnfleld district and made a
search of the place for a still as
they had been informed that the
iwhisky was manufactur at the
Gregory home. No still was found
and the men will be tried on a
charge of having the whisky In
their possession.
Two Id Police Court
Two prisoners faced Mayor W.
W. Conaway at today's session of
police court. Both men, Aady
Flscoe and Mlko Miller, were
charged with- being- intoxicated tin
Madison street, and they' entered
pleas of guilty ft trie cBarge and
' 'wire 'sentenced(to,pay fines 'of JS
1 (Continued on Page Four)
Fue Damages
Basement ot
WHEELING. Feb. 25.?Fire
early this morning damaged
the Intelligencer building hero
to the extent of J 15,000. The
flames were discovered shortly
afte.- 3 o'clock In the basement
ot the building and they ate
they way to the tint floor. Bo
tween twenty and twency flvo
tone ot white paper' stored in
the basement of the building
were ruined by the flames and
water. Tbe cause of Uie fire has
| aot been determined.
Northern West Virginia
Thus Far Receives
No Notice
| According to a dispatch rrom
i Washington. the coal operators and
I miners In the central competitive
fields will probably be called Into
! conference by Secretary ot Labor
| Davis, at the sugegstlon of Presi
dent Harding, to conBlder renewal
ot tbo wage and working conditions
contract expiring April 1. Nothing
has been heard in Fairmont about
this matter, according to George S.
Brackett. secretary of the Northern
West Virginia Operators' associa
tion. and It is not expected that
this district will be included in
the conference.
"One can not say what we would
do in answer to auch a hypothetical
question. H\e haven't been Includ
ed In such matters for so long that
It is hardly necessary to tell how
we would cross the bridge before
it's built," said Mr.'Brackett.
"Every right thinking man know
that It Is to the Interest of the
operators to have their employes
earning auch wages during the year
that will enable him to live com
fortably and well," said C. D. Rob
inson. president of the Robinson
Coal Company, In discussing the
situation. "I haven't heard any
thing about, such a conference
bring thhr about,'nor:4o I expict'jni
hear..As Mr.'Braokett has ifSS,
.*? are not" likely to :WrtieWdrtI.
"At ttaiuW r would like'to say
that I regret there h.e been a
widespread feeling that a conflict
in Interests exists between the op
erators and miners., There never
was a time when their interests
were more in common. For some
time only 100 of the 650 mines
owned by the operators of the
Northern West Virginia Operators'
association have boon working. It
is in everybody's Interest that they
should all be working
'Two things are essential In.the
coming year. The Operators must
use the greatest efficiency and a
reasonable scale of wages must ho
arranged so that we can enter
competition In the open market.".
.Child Burned Friday
Dies in Hospital Here
Teresa Bruno 3-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Bruno,
who was severely burned at nor
home on Chestnut street yester
day, died this morning at Cook
hospital. The funeral will bo held
tomorrow afternoon. Complete
arrangementa liavo not been con
cluded. Undertaker R. C. Jones
is In charge.
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 25?Fred
erick L. McBrldge confessed on a
train speeding back from Akron.
Ohio where ho was arrested
Thursday, that he killed Edwin
Thlelen ot Racine, his 24 year old
chum, on the afternoon of No
vember 20, according to Jefferson
county officials, who today re
turned to Wisconsin with \y>
Buckhannon and, Morg
town Play, This
.it?i Afternoon 1
Eight Contenders^
inated in Morning
ant*. Contests .
Morgantown 31, Victory !
Buckhannon 36, Fti
Washington living 28
ton 12.
Elkins 26, I.umborpprt:?
East Side 31, Shinnstoni
Oratton 22, King
Blacksville 22. Belli
Fain-lew 24, Jane I
Morgantown vb Buckha
Washington Irving vb F
East Side vh Black
Grafton vs Falrvlow. J
Semi-Firuil FnvorlU
Buckhannon vs' W*-1
East Side vs. FalrvUw.-.
Ilnal Favorites"'^'/
Buckhannon vs. Fa'
(My LARR\>;
Favorites got a Jar c
the third round, of the...
hela valley high schoollti
ment this morning and iti
some unexpected nrweome.
ontltled to play in the i'-*
this kftenioou,' starling
Morgantown high, si
tlnucd Its splendid,' foj-i
yesterday and took V
Bclfo'ol of aarlf-"'?
atlrig game of
ton- was a fats
game, but."this,.#
of the Mouongal
counted In the plnchesi,'":
basket by Lepera In then
ute of play broke a deAdlot
kept tho game from gohlE-a
tra period.'
Buckhannon. the slate ch'
ions, ran true to form In.tlT
ond Karat: of the round,.
than doubling the scorc on .
mont, the final count belric'3
Washington Irving pulledV
prise party in the noxt.'ntj
when Weston wan downed.l)
wide margin of 36-12. T.tie
had been figured about at
by many of the'crltlcs, but 1
Ington Irving completely r '
ed the Lewis county quints
Elkins walked through lilf
port 26-6; East Side up 'w '
dope again by beating Sh
31-21 without having to
vory hard to gain the do<
Blacksvlllc trimmed Bellogtoij
8; Falrvlcw downed Janei "
16 and Grafton took orojj
wood 22-6.
One of tho features.of t
naraent to date Is th'o b^"
the East Side, team of C
which has worked up to'
finals and Is practically, c
getting Into the seml-flna
Favorites In the trl-llria
afternoon are Buckhannon;*
Ington Irving, Falrvlew 'u
It is still the general.o
Iof many fans that- Buc
and Fatrview will meet
| championship game lato ?
If Buckhannon defeatsjl
town this afternoon, tl '
likely be called upon to I
ington Irving in the './K
tonight, as It Is generally 0
(Continued on Page),"*
Here's a thought: If you can't talk ch '
wait a minute and you will have forgotten
gloomy stuff you intended to hand out.
Why waste valuable time tell someb"
troubles? Your business hasn't gone to the de
bow-wows AND YOU KNOW IT. If the vol
less tharf last year and the year before, reme1
you are selling things for less. And also rem
that you are PAYING MUCH 'LESS for'the
you sell,
? ? r
Merchants who are readjusting their id
the readjustment of business conditions are "
comparing the number of transactions no
made to the number in former years, instead^
paring revenue against revenue. . , jr
Test the pulse of your business along the
But what we started to suggest is ,
cheerfully and more people will flnd oti
i ant to shop in your store. ..'??
Bret Btrgmian

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