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I Closing New York Stocks, Page 8 y More than a Newspaper?A Progressive Force tn the Community. >'9 *"" Associated tress Wire .
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f .Union Officials Declare MinTi
4ers Are Holding Firm
in Walkout
Production on Saturday Next
to Heaviest Daily Load *
ing in Region.
jr(Again today 119 mines are atto
work in Northern West
^t.yVirglnia. This is the largest numBpber
f? :Jtry operation on any one day
~last Friday when the same
^gfiS5ibe_r was trying it out. This is
mines more than attempt? 1
|?^td|8|prfc on Monday of last week.
what can be gather the vast
EgpmajpVity. of plants at work are
pfjh.mall "ones. Today marks the beot
the sixth week of the
v^rglsi;rike,;.with but little change in the
^situation. .
|Sa|i?lQn lithe various divisions in
?T<Oi$P'.orn West Virginia the 119
^ mines ': attempting to work today
jjig^are distributed as follows:
Monongah, 22: Charles|Pftpn,'i33;
Cumberland. 23; Connellsg^w'illg.
6; Slonong^hela, 5; M. & K.,
& W., 5. Comparsion3 show
kjMlhat six more mines are trying to
Swork on the Monongah Division
today than worked Saturday, but
Bygthe- same as tried it last Monday.
Ip&^Opj^ETiday 23 mines worked, which
ii|p?established the peak on the Monfe^ongah
Division. Two additional
^femines are at work on the Charles3S;.
ton Division, B. & O., while another
.plant has started on the M. & W.
""One less plant is working
on . the M. & K. today than
3S Saturday. Conditions on the Con
i{6yille and Cumberland divisions
Saturday's Loading
oal loaded in Northern West
jiniaj on Saturday aggregated
cars, the heaviest on record
e the strike began with one
iption, Thursday, when 287 car
s were shipped, some of this,
ever, being takeni from storage
tieycoal was loaded Saturday on
-Various divisions as follows:
' & . O.?Monongah, 48 cars;
rleston, 63 cars; Connellsville,
ars; Cumberland, 41 cars;
ongahela, 2S cars; M. & K., 64
;'M. & W-, 3 cars.
Today's Empties
npties ordered by the mines of
ihern West Virginia today agate
303. They are scattered ovte
various railroad divisions as
ws: B; & O., 75; Charleston,
Connellsville, 15; Cumberland,
Monongahela, 27; M. & K., 70;
: W., 6.
Miners Say No Change
ficials of the United Mine
Iters of America today say that
; are no changes in the coal
e. The men they, declared are
ng tight and there are no new
Saturday afternoon 150 minittended
the local meeting at
yy;. which was addressed by
I mm (Uoiytinuea uu r a^a
|l'Afcp3.T??Two bundles of clothes I
^pn^Mrbrgantown Ave. Finder call !
Fairmont Cleaners and Dyers, j
^ 22-RV Reward to finder. j
i Ten Reasons Why
? You Should Attend
, ^fe>'0. 7 THE HEART OF THE
:)' The projection room has rightly
ly been termed the Heart of
I the Theater for it is here that
[ ;; the picture can either be made
V or marred. The newest type of j
IPowers projectors and Mazda I
' lights are installed in the Blue
1- Ridge in order to give our |
; | patrons a brilliant flickerless j
picture that will rest your eyes
?" hrinir out everv deatil in I
[ftShe picture.
Read No. S Tomorrow.
u ?
. Ji It that's what you like in a
I if . story, you'll be thrilled by
^.1. The' Novel of Movie Life in
|jf] Hollywood
r/ By Louis Joseph Vance
|^The .West Virginian
/ - Tnrn foTage 2
Secretary of Chamber of Commerce
Tells of Work of
Thomas D. Connell. secretary 01!
tlie Fairmont Chamber or comt |
meres, was the honor guest today
of the Quota Club at its weekly
luncheon at the Fairmont. Mr.
Connell talked interestingly to the
young women concerning the adjustment
of freight rates for this
city, which the chamber has been'
endeavoring to bring ajbout and !
announced the fact that very short i
]y there would be a conference heir I
here with railroad officials and
local people in an endeavor to
bring about the readjustment. At
that time the railroads will have a
proposition to submit to the
Chamber of Commerce, he said.
Mr. Connell explained in detail
how Fairmont is situated in regard
to rating and that a change of.
freight zones would bring about thei
desired result. He told of criticism'
(Coutinued on pas:?r ei^nt) J
Judge Meredith Making Great
Headway in Clearing
Docket of Cases.
Judge W. S. Meredith entered a
number of orders in chancery cases
being heard before him in the Marion
County Circuit Court today
and is well pleased with the progress
being made in disposing of the
large number of chancery cases
listed on the docket for trial at this
Some of the cases disposed of today
had been pending for several
years, and considerable money has
been tied up in some of the cases.
in the case of Lawrence C. Musgrave.
administrator of the estate
of William May, deceased, vs. Katherine
White and others, a decree
was entered ordering the plaintiff
in the case to pay o ffcertain debts |
against the estate and that it tne
money in his hands was not sufficient
to pay all liens of claims and
the administrator, heirs or someone
acting for them do .nOt'praylde;
sufficient funds to pay all debts thirty
days, the real estate owned
by the said William May will be
offered for sale at the front door
of the courthouse to " satisfy the
Helen L. Tayman was granted an
absolute divorce from Nelson G.
Tayman and was restored to her
maiden name of Helen L. Capelle.
Tayman was ordered to pay the
plaintiff all the costs about the
prosecution of the case, together
with the sum of $150 counsel fees.!
Bessie Vincent was granted an
absolute divorce from William T.
Vincent and was given custody of
i Reynold Vincent, an infant sod,
jwho had ben under the control of
the defendant's 'mother while the
case was pending.
In the case of Lula B. Vincent
vs. Allen Vincent an order was entered,
referring the cause to a
commissioner to take testimony. |
An affidavit of the amount due
in the case of Sallie, J. Thompson
vs. the Elk Valley Coal Mining Co..
a corporation. Carroll Currey and
Andrew Hogg was entered. The
! affidavit shows that $29,130 is due]
| and owing to the plaintiff by the |
i floforiHnnfc )
j In the case of the Sea Insttrance!
j Co.. limited, of Liverpool, a corj
poration. vs. Clarence L. Barnes.
' an order was entered showing that
the defendant does not further
j contest the-right of the palintiff to
i the possessfon of a Hudson automobile.
and the said automobile be!
ing now in the hands of the plain!
tiff company, the court orders that
' the plaintiff retain the said auto.
mobile and that the plaintiff recov!
er from the defendant its costs
! expended in prosecution of this
j suit.
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On or before the first Monday j
in June a list of all real estate |
| and personal property for :
|. which taxes for 1921 have not
been paid will be posted at the
I front door of the court house
and a copy of said list will be
i printed in the daily newspapers.
Thereafter, the sheriff will proceed
to collect such taxes. Tax
books will close on June 30, 1922
J. U. UHAitbl UW II j
| Sheriff of Marion County
j I -will receive Tuesday, Wed|
nesday and Thursday of this
i week Four to five thousand
Day ODD OHICKS of all the
leading breeds, from high-bred
To secure the breed you desire
and the choicest stock I
suggest that you place your order
early or come after them
Tuesday or "Wednesday morning.
I also have a complete stock
of seeds of all kinds. Flower
and Vegetable plants.
Cleveland Ave
Phone 1686-R
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$4,000 SANITARY |
Will Be Large Enough to Care
for Sewerage of Nearly
30,000 Persons.
Crty Directors Vote $100 to
Assist in Decorations
for Shriners.
A seniatory sewer large enougci
to care for nearly 30,000 persona;
or considerably more than the total
population of Fairmont is to bft con
structed in Ravine Park along Coal
Run if plans of the city directors
are carried out.
The Coal Run "eye-sore," result- '
ing from lack of proper sewering, is .
to be eliminated. The new sewer, ,
a 20-inch cast-iron line 600 feet
long, will greatly increase the val- ^
ue of property served by it, and the
saving in considerations of health
and sanitation will be so great It
cannot be adequately estimated. *
Will Cost $4,000.
The cost of the new sanitary {
sewer when finished is expected to i
exceed $3,000 and may run as high .
as $4,000. The 20-inch cast-iron t
pipe alone will cost from $2,250 and t
$2,500. <
Figures on 15-inch, lS-inch, 20- 1
inch and 24-inch sewers were submitted
to the city directors this i
morning by City Engineer S. B. I
Miller, 'who declared that the 15
inch sewer would suffice except in
the event of some extraodinary occurrence.
That it would be impossible to
use anything else than cast-iron *
pipe was pointed out by Mr. Miller. '
The strain on the pipe would be 1
so great, he declared, that anything ?
else than iron would be broken.
Mayor W. W. Conaway mentioned 1
that tile sewers in the same local- j
ity had been broken and that numer- '
ous persons had declared them to J
be impracticable. !
Looking forward to the future \
growth of Fairmont. Engineer Mil' 1
Ier. "in preparing .his estimates, had 1
to;"~be drained - by tbe?new sewer
with reference to possible increase,
in population.
Allows for Increase. .
"I have estimated," he said this ]
morning, "that no more than 2.500 t
homes can be built in this locality, j
That is the limit and allows for the (
utmost crowding. This would mean c
about 12,500. persons, figuring five
residents to each .home, it will be ,
seen readily that this is far in ex- (
cess of the present population, but s
WiiCU IUC I. _ov.vr.W_ *.?* -v i '
should go in for all time. j t
"One hundred gallons per capi-ji
ta is the average amount running: i
through sanitary sewers each dav. j;
This means 1,250,000 for a popula-ji
tion of 12,500. This means an aver- j
age flow of about 53,000 gallons anj{
hour. 1
"One must consider the greatest
flow, however, which occurs in the c
morning, and -this will average i
ahout 156.000 gallons per. hour, i
After making other necessary al- I
lowances. we find that the sewer t
to be used must be large enough to. t
carry 350 gallons ner minute. i
"Therefore, nothing less than a 1
15-inch sewer can be used I arr. (
not suggesting that so small a i
sewer be used but merely stating
that none smaller than that may |
be used."
Figures on Pipe.
The board of affairs decided, aft
er considerable discussion, to use
20-inch cast-iron pipe in construct- "
ins the sewer. This pipe weighs .
about 150 pounds a foot, or about i
90.000 pounds or 45 tons for the ,
entire 600 feet. I
It will handle about 900 gallons;,
per minute or nearly three times as .
large a flow as absolutely neces- !
sary. This will take care of in- '
stances when by some accident j
storm sewers or storm water drain !
into the sanitary sewer.
Another sewer matter came up
before the directors, concerning '
the line which is to run along the
State Normal School property. It
was agreed that should the city
grant permission to connect with ;
the city line, the 750 feet of '
sewer line necessary inside the i
city limits would be constructed
(Continued on Page Eight.) ;i
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LOST?Collie Puppy, 6 -weeks
old: marked dark and light
brown. White mark on neck. Reward.
Phone 8S3-R.
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There will be a meet- j
ing of The Fairmont j
Automobile Club tonight
in the Court
House at 7:30 o'clock.
It is important that
you be there.
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One-Gun Man Dies
With His Boot on
^ BT.^^^T,LI \V "
But Ballew was fast on the draw.'
3ix notches on his gun proved it.!'
But Chief of Police J. \V. Mc-'1
lormick, of "Witchita Falls, former;
Texas Ranger, was faster."
McCormick answered a distur-!!
iance call here and found Bud. J
"Bud. reached for his gun," said;
he chief. "I beat him to it." A'
evolver was found on Ballew's!
Ballow, who was 45 went to Inlian
Territory when 14. He wen aj
-eputation as a gun wielder when;
i deputy sheriff and was uoted all
hrough the souihwest. He was in
.he cattle business. near Lone
3rove, where he owned a rancn.
His widow and a son, 19, survive.
Capt. George M. Alexander, presilent
of the Monongahela Power &
Railway Co.. soon to be merged
with the West Penn interests, ac
;ording to a deal that was closed
ate last week in New York, ar ived
home from the east this mornng,
but he. made no statement to
:ne press lor puDiicauou mis auvr
joon. As soon as he arrived, Captain
Alexander went to his office
n the Watson Building, and it was
innounced that "he would he : tied,
ip'at his. desk until late, this! after.
fZA&'iiLl o;cJleck thiSi.ihorniiig, Jiajor j
3arJvH. Smith, head of the publfh I
roratiohs -department' of- the comjany,
had. not yet talked with Cap
:ain Alexander. For this reason.
Major Smith had. nothing new to
jive out on the situation. It is
.hought that a detailed statement
jn the merger will he given out
>ither tomorrow or Wednesday.
From Saturday morning until Sat
lrday midnight, approximately $75.>00
of M; P. & R. Co. preferred
>tock was sold at $J19 a share. ' Ii
was announced late Friday that
:he stock would go to $20 at midlight
Saturday and with this as a
nagnet there was a steady demand
ill day long Saturday for the pre
erred. Had a little more advance
lotice of the jump been given, an
iven larger, amount of stock would
lave been sold.
There is a great amount of inter>sf
in the details of the merger
which will he announced soon, as
t is thought this will give just a
ittle more light on the plan of ac- ,
;ion to be followed by the new
vwners. Until the details of the
nerger are officially given out,
here is nothing for the public to
lo but.speculate on the proposition,
t is said.
The state board of appeals of the
West Virginia High School Athletic I
Association held at a meeting at
the East Side high school this aft- '
emoon and went over some matters
J>ertaining to the sectional
track meets to be held Saturday
is preliminaries to the "state meet
at Morgantown on May 20. The
members of the board are SI. A.
Stansbury, A. J. . Gibson. \ L. F.
Roberts and J. E. Riley. Mr. Riley
was not present - at the meeting
this afternoon, it was said.
There is some general interest
in the city election which will be
held in Buckhannon tomorrow. The
city has a commission form of government
and one commissioner is
elected each-year. This year J. V.
Hall is running for re-election and
is opposed by Guy. M.-Ross. Hall-is
a Democrat and Ross a Republican.
As it is said that as' Buckhannon
goes so goes Upshur County, there
is much interest in how the tide
turns tomorrow, as indicative of
what will happen next fall.
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K.-of P.
Farmington, "W. Va.
"Get Together Meeting"
iTTTrr>7vTVQr> A V VW MAY 1 O
I ' A Good Time Is Assured ||.
I To buy second hand 2x4
scantling and some
sheeting. Call 1604-R
I between *6 "and' 7 p.* in.
Detective Agency Claims His
Movements Have Been of ?
Own Accord.
Appeals to British Embassy to
Send Agent to Escort Him I
From Station. !
NEW YORK. May S. ? Denial
:hat attempts were made to drive
Alexander E. Robertson, British
svar veteran, out of the country because
of a love affair with the
laughter of Senator Culberson of
Texaxs was made by the Burns Do:ective
Agency, which was retained
.o gather information about him.
Robertson's movements have
seen of his own accord, it was
Fears Being Molested
NEWARK, N. J., May 8?A
request that the British embassy
send an agent to escort him from
the station tomorrow, so that he
would not be molested, has been
made by Alexander E. Robertson,
British war veteran, who plans to
go to Washington to press his
charges that private detectives attempted
to rp^road him out of the
country because of his efforts to
win the hand of Miss Mary Culberson.
daughter of Senator Charles
A. Culberson of Texas.
This became known today, when
it was learned that Robertson,
who lives in Bloomfield. had written
a special delivery le'j^r to
Morris Peterson, secretary of the
British embassy, supplementing a
telegram sent yesterday. Robertson
is seeking to have the embassy
assist him in obtaining the arrest
of John Rhuland and T. G. Anderson
on charges of impersonating
federal officers. He already has
caused the arrest of John F. Ellis',
another detective, on a charge of
kidnaping.- The
friendship between Robert-,
son- and-'Miss' Culberson' was "said'
to-Uw?- staMed?at- the; Un2v.Sbsftyof.
Texas' three' months ago", wliere
both were students. The two "met'
again recently in Washington.
To Submit Evidence
Robertson was preparing today
to gather his.evidence that private
detectives had' attempted to drive
him from the United States. This
evidence he said would be submit
ted before the British embassy
officials tomorrow when he will
seek the arrest of the men through
federal warrants. He has already
caused the arrest of one of the
men on a charge of kidnaping. He
described how he had been forced
to go j/j Boston by the men under
threat of arrest on a charge of
stealing valuables from the British-American
War 'Veteran Association
rooms and how he had returned
to Bloomfield and caused
the arrest of one of the detectives
named Ellis at a hotel here.
Policy Recorder W. H. Rawson
of Bloomfield, before whom Robertson
appeared and secured the
warrant on the kidnaping charge,
said that Robertson had appeared
very anxious.to prosecute Ellis.
At the British-American War.
Veteran Association rooms in NewYork.
it was said that another man
by the same name was accused of
thefts of clothing and war medals,
that Robertson had appeared at
the club and after being examined
by the men who valuables were'
stolen was exonerated.
Just what progress was made
last week in the membership drive'
o? Fairmont Automobile Club will;
be known tonight at a meeting of'
that organization to be held in the:
Chamber of Commerce rooms at
7:30. All the team leaders aind
workers who took part in the drive
have been requested to be present
tonight to make the final reports.'
It is understood that good progress
was made in, the drive, and actual
count will'be known this evening.
It is said that 70S members
was the minimum goal set. In
case the drive is continued another
week it is said that the territory
will be open to all. Laqt week each
team was limited to a certain number
of selected names.
Arthur A. Cook in the Preston
County Jail here today, county, OIficials
said" they "had -cleared"up
the robbery of the First- National
Bank at Albright -near here about
six months ago.
Coo kwas arrested in. Clarksburg
Saturday night and brought . here
today. He -was implicated in the
Albright robbery by* Morris. O.
Savage, who has made statements
to the authorities admitting- that
he belpel rob the Bruceton Bank
and. Bruceton Mills two. welts ago
and also engaged in three -orfour
attempts to rob 'the Albright Bank;
The; Albright- Bank has . ;been
entered'flve times in.the past two
years. Six men.are now li.elngheld
on: charges in connection with the
Fairmont lata
Feet of Stree
Sewers Included in Property
provement Co.?Sidew?
New Property V
Proposal to dedicate to tie city
more than 4,000 test or improves
streets and sewers in the new Oak
wood Addition was made before
the Fairmont Board of Affairs this
morning by representatives of the
West End Improvement Co.
Streets turned over include 1,200
feet on Park drive. 1.200 feet on
Sunset drive, 1,200 feet on Hillside
drive, and 400 feet on Treetop lane.
All1 these streets are built on a
rock base with reinforced surface.
Suitable sewers hpve been laid and
sidewalks are to be installed by the
improvement company in the near
West of Loop Park.
The Oakwood Addition lies a
short distance west of Loop Park
and is said to be a fine'residential
district It is but two blocks on
an improved street from the Locust
avenue street car stop, and offers
all the advantages of a country
home and a city residence at one
High Schools of County Outside
of Fairmont Will Have
Large ClassesOne
hundred and six pupils will
be graduated from the FArmington
West Monongah. Mannington, Fairview
and Rivesville high schools
this month and next, according to
an announcement made today by I.
A. Barnes, county superintendent,
of schools.
Manington High : leads the list
with forty five graduates, Fairview
is . second, with twenty-five. West
Monongah third with seventeen.
Rivesville fourth with", thirteen and
i^i&nziiagbpa - iutu vnwi;K=u.
The names ol the pupils of the
Superintendent Barh.es: by^thq'hrmcipals
fof the . schools, are as' follows:
Hella Hess. Muriel Osborne.
Bernice Martin. Irene Lough,
Addis Clelland, John- Capet,
Ernest Kerr. Drexel Freeland,
Percy Conaway and Hall Galiien.
' West Monongah ' '
Ocie . Bennett, Helen Curry,
Frankie Hall, Olga Hayburst
Irene Joyce, Genevieve Martin,
Olga Milan, Mary Oakes, Edith
Pigott, Margaret Robinson. Edith
Sandy, Nellie Saipe, Virgil Higgs,
Harold Kellar, James McDauiel,
Fay Wilson and Junior Martin.
Anna Virginia Batson, Grace
Gladys Bowie. Marian Louise
Baker,, Lucille Ruth Clutter
Elizabeth Clancy, Alverda Beryle
Campbell. Katherine Lucille Fitzgerald,
Helen Virginia Hamilton,
Gladys Leanora Haugh. Katherine
Mae Hendrickson. Frieda Kendall,
Anna Augusta Liljelund, Hazel K
Lev'ell, Ruth Eleanor Michael,
Thelma Virginia Masters, Neva.
Marguerite Monroe, Mildred Lenore
Metz,' Evelyn Agnes O'Neill
Blanche Clara Peters, Edna
Starkey,; Ruth Elizabeth Thorne,
Helen 5 Madeline Mae Thomas,
Walter Price. Edwin J. McCames
Clarence L. Magee, Claude C, Kendall,
'Guy C. -Hunter, Harry Devore
Charles Conaway, Hite Clelland.
Harley J. Beall, H. Glen Arnett
? ? ? "I - OAVtncnm Plorb'nV'O' P
mtLU.Vy,. nwuiuauu. . W-?- ? _ .
Ryan. George J. Rudy, Lawrence
A. Rush, Bliss O. Sturm, Paul H.
Stewart, Harold B. Thomas,
Archie Leo Yeater, Herbert. Berl
Wetzel," Marie Wade. Mary Louise
Weber. Amy B. Williams and Edna
L., Teaser,
Arthur; Dent Ammons, Benjamin
Washington Ammons. Alice Roberta.
Edinger. Louise Gilleland, Larrieyi
Ray. Gump, " Verada Lillian
Hamilton. Stella Ray Haught. Joseph
William Paul Jarvis, -Alfred
Theodore Knis ley, .Charles Ray
Martin, Charles 3 Denzil Michael,
Paul George Michael.' Thomas Byron
Miller, Truman Orval Parrish,
Margaret Anna Pulliem, Zelma
Ruth Pyles .Mildred Sime, Madge
Alden Smith; -Vada Irene Straight,
-Clyde Shnttlesworth Swiger, Mrs.
Beryl Parrish' Stiles, Leslie Tennant,.
Blendine . Zelda .Toothman,
Cecil Ernest. Toothmana, Estelle
Ozctta Toothman.
Rivesville. .
v Russel'M.-Smith Dora May Smith
Celia Burnside, Ada M. Satterfield,
Jessie' .' Hawldns, ~A Olive Clayton,
Leona Allen. - Mabel - Nay, Hazel
fWoal'Vfr'Ifnlenn! Txjis
Phillips',. Edna Eminger and Joseph
" City, and county officers have
failed so' -far to arrest .'the; jobber
who hit T>. C. Prunty, East Side
merchant; over the head with a
club in- State street Saturday night
and rob bed htm of $30. Prunty, who
ws?-taken to the'Fairmont Hospital
following the. assault, is gettinb
along 'nicely and will .be all right
again.* in,; a few days. The robber
! overlooked a large amount of pa!
pier money Prunty was carrying in
.. another -pocket.
?s uver 4,uuu
'is in Oak wood
Dedicated by West End ImLlks
to Be Built Soon-? J
Vest of Loop Park. 5
an dthe same time, its owners declare.
Already three or four handsome
residences have been erected on
the property and others are under
construction. A large numbesr or
the lots have been sold. Good
prices are being obtained for the
tracts in this addition. s
That the improvement company
[ did a good job of instaling its
streets and sewers a year ago is inI
'liootofl K*r thn far?f that P.itv Rnpi
neer S. B. Miller approved the workdone
without a single exception.
Good Pie& of Work.
"It is a good piece of work and
the city may well feel proud to
take over these streets as a part of
the city property,' declared Mr.
Miller before the Board of AfTairs
this morning.
Contracts with the property owners
in Oakwood call for the completion
not only of the streets and
sewers but also of the sidewalks adjacent.
in more trouble
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Fuss Between Lilly and Chief
at Charles Town Finally
Fixed, HoweverCHARLES
TOWN, May S.?By
The Associated Press?No sooner
had an amfcdble settlement of
what is described as an misunderstanding
between Lieut. Mack B.
Lilly, commanding the detachment
of State Police stationed herd during
the armed march trials, and
Chief of Police James Smith of the
town force been reached than new
trouble loomed today for the trooiji-,
ers. Edgar Snowden appeared)be-:
fore ,v Justice ..of-, the Peace ,J. V.,
! Sheets and obtained a John . Doe
today" on -Washington, street, ;
principal thoroughfare of the towni
! According' toSnowden's-'story,
four of the troopers, i'going toward
the -housewhere' they have been
quartered, met a group.of negroes
on the street and ordered them co
go home. One of the negroes retorted
that they did not have to obey
the order and in; the altercation
that followed, Snowden alleged that
1 * * 1? ?ViJm nn .
j one ol' tue truujjci o,Viov *??* ?
the mouth cutting his., lip badly.
Chief of Police Smith, who arrested
Lieut. Lilly Saturday night on a
charge of blocking the sidewalk
that was dropped after the heads
of the two forces had come to a
j mutual understanding, was to go
with Snowden today while the latter
identified the man against
whom his charge was brought. The
chief was armed with the warrant
for the trooper's arrest.
Chief Smith said later that in'as
much as the John Doe warrant did
not give any ', description of the
man against.whom the charge was
made he wished to consult his attorney
before trying to serve it.
iVAJJSTIN,; Tex:. May S.?Governor.
Neff today" ordered two detachments
of state rangers to be sent
to Fairfield, Freestone county, to
1 prevent an uprising of negroes
! which Sheriff. William Mayo of
j Freestone County said was imminent.
. The sheriff requested the
] rangers in a message this morn1
'Tic Raid. the. negroes of the
; county are threatening to. avenge
the death.of the three negroes whc
were burned at Kirvin Saturday.
Man Wanted for Robbery
in Pennsylvania-Nabbed
Serafin Galran, a -Mexican, who
broke into the home of Mike Kemp
at Point: Marion, Pa., was arrested
here this afternoon by Policeman
Tom Ford and is a prisoner in thei
county jail. An officer;will arrive,
here from the Pennsylvania citytonight
to take Galran back there
for trial.
Kemp arrived here today and
asked the city police to aid him in
capturing Galran. Policeman Ford
.was assigned to the case and
shortly afternoon they found : their
man on the East Side. He had a
euit of clothes on when arrested
that was takeh - rrom the Kemp
home by him oh Saturday night.Galran
admitted the robbery and
offered to return -to Point Marion
for trial without-requisition papers
Carl Mitchell i of Hoult, said... to
be a striking miner, -was arrested:
Saturday night by a v member of
the State Police on a warrant!
sworn out in Magistrate J, L?.
p?locherJs court.' Mitchell Is charge
'with assaulting and beating a man
named Gain or, employed by the.
Shamrock Coal Co., at its mine'
hear Hoult. Michel! gave bond , tori
his appearance for . trial and was;
. released.
Army Officer Testifies That
Blizzard Was Highest . |f|||
in Authority.
Union 'Propaganda' Declared
by Officer to Have StirCHARLES
TOWN. May S.?(By l||l
the Associated Press)?A "comic
opera war, with the miners going wig
up after breakfast for an hour or,
two. coming down for a confab or '^*||?i?fl
some little errand, going up again
and wasting thousands of rounds
of ammunition, hitting no one," M|gS
was Captain John Wilson's description
of the fighting he;fOundgi'^^^^ffl
around Sharpies, September 3.
Captain Wilson was in command "ffifW
of the first federal troops who en- ,
tered the fighting zone, and was the
first witness today .In the^^al>of
William Blizzard on a charge of
Blizzard, the army officer testified,
was highest in authority w|p|8
among the miners of the men he /ig&jjtaflB
met at Madison, and under crossexamination,
added to that state- j||
ment that "without him it would
have been a ticklish job" to disarm
Captain Wilson said ho saw Blizzard
standing on a bill directing
about-'250 men to turn in their 1 ASS
arms. The captain personally Received
these arms, be said.
He also testified that he w^sA'
sent out in " search of Boyden ,
Sparks and other newspaper cor- I
respondents who werp fired^ion j|||?3|
when they got between
lines. Miners who served'as^gU^^^aStBH|
led him in the wrong dlrecMdn?!^^B8jB|BB
said, and when -he return^Hnj|HHHH
learned that the mis'singX.cort^^^^^^M
pondents were, safe'
scalp ; wound suffered-Vh^iSparlts,
. Mpch of Captain Wilson's tcstimony,
under cross-examination by
both sides, was demoted.
hn_ ] r-arr cd.-.of'- the motive^ilijS^tisl^SS^SilgH
Asked by -Attorney A. M-.Belcty
propaganda among theminers." he
said they appeared :tp" get-Jttlwnr^^^aj
their union. To the next question
that he^found pamphlets coming
from Charleston containlng "a^gopd
the Boone County Cdal^Co., when
near Argossan met with opposition
and one or two - men were
from mouth to mouth the reports. Vf
grew until 100 or 200 men were sai-.
to have been killed, and^it was';pn|gjj
k^Adjutant General John^H.^ Charmen
under command of . -Cplio^d^^?
William Eaubanks. who had>oJ^^e^^g
of the military forces of the^state
thsubmit plan'soon j
- It was announced today at the. . '
Chamber of Commerce .thatijgi^sg| . * &
Lewis, freight traffic- Jji
had sent a telegram to George T. -i
Watson, chairman of the?tramc;^,p^^^
committee of the Monongahwa^^^^Ss
Valley Association, asking that the
committee meet with himTe^thgr^tSy^,^
the meeting will "be helttfonjlvC^^^^^
19 or some other date, aisjitSfijaijfai
the members of the tralfic-lcorA^^gggffliMj
mlttee of the Monongahela
ley Association will be in Washington
on May 16 attendlng^^^^
ferr^d to_ as being It. . the 'c^iBe ^ ^

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