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I I -^nu^uorc^.an^^^l %2-J^ A I A- ftl i^ A %" i A1 IJ^ ' ' I Closing New York Stocks, Page 8 \ More than a Newspaper?A TW^e force hi tl* C^anfa " " - Full Associated Press Wire E r^PT^PED_1845 _____FMRMONf!w". VA.. THURSDAY EVENING. ^88* SINGLE COPY 5 CENg^ mm \ and cTaSon i DMSIONS SHORT ???Car Supply Today Less Than PP*:- at Any Time Since Shop/ men Walked Out' 364 MINES WORKING |k ' .Other Railroads- in Northern . West Virginia Able to V Supply Demand. Tj Once again the car supply is (V-i/iV ragged on the lionongah and Ktf'k'ilS.ChaTleston divisions, B. & O., joB there being but an 18 per cent car ' supply on the Monongah Division fyj and a 13 per cent supply on the jjr Yi Charleston "Division today. The SkL Cumberland and Connellsville divert .visions, B. At O.. have a full car |?>j2,tsupp]y, which is also true of the Sv?"Morgantown & Kingwood Railway which is operated by the B. & 0. if ; While the B. & O. is hopelessly spS crippled, the Monongahela. Morgg>V: ' Santown & Wheeling and Western ^'Maryland branches have a 100 MS* . per cent car supply.' This they have had ever since the strike 4". ' / ended. _ mines on the Monongah kDivision. B. & O., today ordered 50 empties and only 3 00 were Ipj^^VpXa^ced. at 7 o'clock. The run of ^empties on the division totaled f 478. Alone the Charleston Divi' B. & O.. there were 24 cars ;V ..placed this mornin? at 7 o'clock although 1S1 empties were orderthere are S64 mfo.es -[active. jKvhic'a Is 54 less than the number tjgl githat worked yesterday. The P|p:?miiCes that worked today ordered Trjcars, which was 217 mo/e Sp' ASan weanesaay s totai. 4 V* '1,389 Cars bonded aBBjg-'Coia mines Jn. Northern West .Virginia last -week loaded 1.5S!) 3?,.,-. cars ot coal against 1,58 3 Tuesday S-ip.V and 1,842 on Monday. Car shorf.i.. . tage has cut the tonnage to TPJ-l (Continued on Page Pour) rP. P' r ^rEALE OF CONTRACT" ?The Board of Education of ' Union district will sell the con^Ptract for furnishing coal to the schools of that district, on Sat?||w| .ugday September 2nd. Pleasant -Sw I -Valley, Bentons Ferry and Kingy: [ mnnt will be sold at the Kingte :. j 'mont school house and all oth;gf?::;| ers will be sold at Springer I School house. Sale to begin at .1 '5:30 o'clock P. M. V I M. BERT STANLEY, Secy. Board "f II I I . biPHONE, SEND, |H ' - BRING 'EM IN Don't miss getting the best possible results at the smallest fcost by ordering a "want ad" to' -day for || * THE WEST VIRGINIAN , ' Call 1105 and ask for M 1 AN AD TAKER Ti _ a kf?^rr: i II I. VV . U ii I CAFETERIA I yL* ?Finishing ^ f ?Touches ' I I.A few things that add a delightful touch to your meal? Salads Salad Pressings | Soups L. " Relishes Jelly L. Service " At the Cafeteria you have a large selection of .foods to choose from, and you can see the very things before you or-' Vmi will rprpivo nromnt and courteous service from the young lady waitresses. ...j 11:15 A. M. TO 2:00 P. M. Hk 5:15 P. M. TO T:0O P. M. * M 210 Monroe St. ICITE M DDADT rnvn OKLAHOMA QL DO YOU REMEMBER BACK IN I hits at the Oklahoma state fair we ] Hollis quadruplets? Remember I Well, here's how they- look today | ting in the chair? and Jlonn (left j chair. The parents, Mr. and Mr ! to take them to the fair again.this they've grown. J iffliSnr' I Qfiim-irpfj iulf .. UUUlTTOirrm; J HERE*GEB| ! Details of Program Announced ?Delegates? to Arrive Next TuesdayBishop U. V. W. E-arlington oj^ Huntington -will preside at the an- f naal conference of the Methodist i Episcopal Church. South which will j be held here, starting Wednesday j of next week,,.in the Billingsley Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. Reports. in church circles are to the effect that the conference will this .year create a new district, to be known as the Beckley District, which will comprise the Williamson section of the present Huntington dlstiret and the Fayette and Raleigh sections of the Charleston district .The district parsonage will be located in Beckley. Most of the preachers and delegates to the conference will arrive Tuesday afternoon and the opening sermon of the conference will be.. preached by the Rev. J. F. Baker, (Continued on Page Four) - =?? | RE-OPEN CITY TAXI ! All Hudson cars, closed and open. Day and night I service. Call 795. t . 'if J LABOR DAY CELEBRATION Allied Assembly of United Mine Workers of America. Monday, Sept. 4, Traction Park (Monongah) Two Base Ball Games i Dancing Afternoon and Evening i lr -Jl [-FOR SALE"! At a very reasonable price 1 1-2 ton Packard truck. Good condition. DIAMOND I Ice Cream Co. j 1 ' -1 INERSA ISAL AT FADRUPLETS ' | 1915 WHEN ONE OF THE ire four cooing girl babies, the pictures of (hem that year? . Roberta (left) and Leota. sit) and Mary, on the arms of the s. F. M. Keys of Hollis decided s year and let folks see how iaoiiTr BEINGlSOUSSED Application Filed to Develop j Stream for Water Power FacilitiesAccording to announcement made ; yesterday, application has been fil-1 ed by the West Virginia Power &' Transmission Co., of Pittsburgh with the Federal Power Commis-: sion at Washington for permission to engagfe. in water power development on the Cheat River and its tributaries located in Monongalia, Preston, Tucker and Randolph counties of this" state and Fayette County in Pennsylvania. The applicant company* under-; stood to be a part of AV'est' Penn interests of Western Pennsyl-1 vania, has given out no statement j of what its detailed plans call for but in well informed circles it, is understood that it is proposed to carry to completion the partially constructed hydro-electric dam in1 "West Virginia near the state line I at Cheat Haven, Pa., commenced twelve years ago by the Kuhn interests known as the Hydroelectric Co. of West Virginia, and abandoned when that concern became unable to carry through the financial undertaking involved. Other power developments farther up Cheat.River and on its tributaries in the tour West Virginia counties are to be developed ultimately, it (Continued on Page Pour) - - ,i WANTED Practical-mining man, one who understands bossing. Wanted for Truck Mine. Apply Box MM Care The West Virginian. IF i j " ~ I " NOTICE Home Cooked Meals. ?8.00 per week, 21 meals. 206 Walnut avenue. r - _ j f NOTICE COAL OPERATORS: -For prompt service and reasonable price on your electrical : repair j work, e;aii vzy MINE SERVICE SUPPLY CO. W. ,J. Stuck," Mgr. r iii 111 si ,,;5?g ICCEPT CONFEI - i ALLIES AGREE TO ACCEPT NEW PLAN FOR (pfROMISE Moratorium to Be Granted Germany Under Terms Made by BelgiansPARIS, Aug. 31?(By the AssoI ciated Press)?The allied reparations commission has decided to accept the Belgian compromise on the German moratorium proposition as a solution of the present crisis, it was learned this afternoon. A formal vote will be taken before the day is over, it was said. M. Dubois went into consultation with Premier Poincare with the purpose or Dunging ro me i commission the French government's decision as to -whether it would accept or decline the Belgian compromise. Under the plan brought forward by M. Delacroix, the Belgian member of the commission. Belgium. in lieu of the remaining cash payments from Germany this year, to which she is entitled under a priority agreement, would [ accept treasury . bills from the I German government, payable in I six months. I These bills would total more I than 250,000,000 gold marks and | Germany would offer further guarantees for their redemption i when due. The decision of the commission was reported by the British, Belgian and Italian members under instructions from their respective government regardless of the | French government's attitude: ' j The reparations commission late today unanimously accepted the Belgian compromise on the I German moratorium proposition. j M. Dubois,-,tbe French member! e?. thft^connnissioni.aioted .with hisj \CoUeagues~aftera long.- interview "between sessions with " Premier" Poincare. . The commission rejected the motion of Sir John Bradbury oi Eng land for a moratorium without further guarantees. The first ballot 1 on this motion was a tie, France and Ilaly for it. M. Dubbois. as president of the commission, then ! cast his second and deciding vote. VOTE ON BONUS EXPECTED TODAY i i i i Senator Lodge Advocates Measure in Opening Final Day of Argument. WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.?A final -?*? ? c/vldlflrc* Knnna Vi K i 11 ?UUC UU cuiuiiii o WV~UW ? before adjournment of the Senate today yappeared reasonably certain. All pending amendments had been disposed of and general debate begun before the recess last night. As far as leaders were advised three or tour senators planned to deliver addresses, but there was likelihood of another discussion. The days' discussion in the Senate was opened by Senator Lodge the Republican leader, who argued that the government owed compensation to th soldiers and disputed the theory that the proposed bonus would prove too great a burden on the treasury. The majority leader pointed out that practicaclly all of the allied nations had recognized the service of their troops in a substantial manner and declared that such grants could not be treated as commercializing patriotism. 17* WANTED Girl with experience to help in restaurant. Must furnish reference, AduIv in Derson to Mr. | II Nuzum at II OWENS BOTTLE CO. [i- * .4 FOR RENT FOUR ROOM APARTMENT, bath, heat, two private porches. Private entrance. First floor. Close in. Apply 204 Albert Court.' ' J f . . - .t If ' J FOR SALE American Adding Machine, J Oliver Typewriter. Almost new. 525.00 takes both. WILSON SALES COMPANY | Phone 18S3 J . . r) STRIKE RENCEI I UTELLUMS | By J, A. la. Who knows what Friday night WIIXBE? Soft and warm and gay AXD FREE, Or wild and dark and cold WET, ? We've not been notified AS YET. But be the weather what ITMAY Soft and warm and free AYDGAIl. Or wet and wild and cold AX DP ARK, 'Twill make no difference IXTKKPAEK Where all the business girls WELUBE To welcome-us to KEVKLRY. Come one. come all, lame, HALTA.N'DBLIXD Let jolity he unc'on[ FIXED. The fun that's offered will BESCCH That cripples will forsake j THEpRUTCH, And folks with bunions, corns ANDGOUT Their painful ailments will FLOUT, And dins a mean and wicked HEEL, And naught but joy and GLAJ1XESSFEEL. Who knows what Friday night AVILIiBE? The weather man moves Secretly. But let him do his VERYWORST? Vho nnrt- r*r? FrHaV Tlicht AVI UNBURST With mirth and laughter full A.VDl'REE, As though the sua shone MEBKILT. CHmfiEY 5 International Representative of Miners' Union Wants to Be Transferred. Charles H. Batley, international representative. United Mine Workers of America, left this morning i for a trip to Kirksvine, mo., to; visit his 'folks and it is not very J likely that he will return to this, field. It is understood that Mr. Bately has made a. request that he be transferred from the local field. The resignation of the local post has not been, accepted by the international officers as yet. but it is believed that it will be and that he will be transferred to some other field. Mr. Bately has been in West Virginia probably seven years. He went to Charleston in 1916 as provisional secretary of district 17, when an insurgent movement was in thn mnks nf the United Mine ( Workers of America. For two years Mr. Batley has been in Fairmont as an International representative and more particularly as a personal representative of John L. Lewis president of the United Mine Workers of America. He has been connected with the labor movement tor many years and was a stand patter on the policy of "live up to your contract." . . With the Workers Nick Aiello, president of sub district 4. is in the Morgantown section today to sign up several companies. Frank McCartney, district board member, and Frank Miley, scale committee member, are in the Clarksburg field today. P. A. Barthalow scale committee member, is along the Wyatt-Bingamon branch of the Western Maryland Railway today. Joseph Martin, scale committee member, and Patrick Buckley, vice president of sub district <4, are at \soajjo kuuuj . More Companies Sign Five additional coal companies signed up -with the officials of sub district 3, district 17, at Grafton, since yesterday.- They are..as follows: Big Run Coal Co., Century, which was signed this morning; Fhilippi Coal Co., Philip pi; Hiora i Coal Co.. Hiora; W- S. Arbogast, Junior; West Junior Coal Co., Junior. Non-Union Men Quit According to reports received, at the Grafton office of the UnitedMinefWorkers of America, seven" ^Continued on Page Four) |r * WANTED Two lfght housekeeping rooms 1:01ose in. Couple- with'one child jRent must be reasonable. Write, Box GF care.Thei West Virginian. SETTLE 1ELD IN VIOLENCE STILL ON INCREASE IN RAILWAY STRIKE Railroad Bridges Dynamited and Trestles Burned Throughout CountryFOUR MEN BEATEN m Chicago & Alton Railroad Novy Operating Under Federal Receivership. t (Bjr the Associated Press) Violence increase on railroads affected by the shopmen's strifcke with dynamiting of railroad bridges near Cincinnati, finding of cannisters of explosives on tracks near Alton, 111., beating of four men said t obe deputy marshals guarding railroad property at Sedalia, Mo., and damaging of Big Pour roundhouse at Indianapolis by two small explosions. Three men are held at Chicago in connection with an alleged plot to dynamite fast New York'Central western express train. The Chicago & Alton is operating under rrsceivershio as a result of federal court action, in which the road's total indebtedness was shown to be $14,000,000. The St. Louis Western (Cotton Belt) Railway announced three I wooden trestles, eighteen miles north of Texarakana. Tex., were destroyed by fire Shortly before midnight last night. Authority WithdrawnWASHINGTON, Aug. 31.?By a vote, ot-85 to - 64 the -House today ^tomtlt^odt><>r-?the.'"admlhistnipfoit; ^coaliaistHbutfonblll-Ttieiiirovisibn under which the President1 would haye authority to,again put the. act into effect in future emergency,' tirely unexpected they rusnea into the woods and in an instant were on the two men with drawn pistols. Phillips did not hold up his hands and surrender when request ed to do bo by the county officers. Instead of firing one of the officers struck Phillips In the side of the head with a flash light. Inflicting a painful: wound. Today's Raid.s i Frank Efaw was arrested by county officers along Drake Run near Mannington today and brought to the county' jail "on charges of having moonshine in his possession., Sheriff J. D. Charlton and aj number of'other'deputies ,made'the raid oh the Efaw home, where they; found two 52-gallon barrels of white] corn meal mash. Efaw is .an'-un-j usually large man and .is said', to be almost seven feet tall. .: While Sheriff Charlton and his officers were in the , Mannington! District they made ] another raid at] a Mannington home and found a-16 'gallon barrel 'of prune' and "elder-1 sherry . .'mash. The owner, of the mash.wasnot-at'.'hbme and the cbunty-?bfficers, returned to Eairmont'without making any arrests^ even after Issuance of his proclamation declaring that the present production and transportation emergency no longer existed. Seven Bridges Burned TEXARKANA, Tix., Aug. 31.? Seven bridges of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway betweeW Texarkana and Stamps, ArK., were burned last night. officers5esume moonshine raids! "tfwo Men Arrested Last N'ghtl and Another One Captured Today flniintv officers resumed their! campaign against moonshine; manufacturers and other violators! of the dry law last night and to-i day by making a number ol raids' and arrests in various sections of the county. Elderberry whiskey, elderberry mash, and corn meal mash In large quantities were found. A complete still in operation, which was turning out elderberry whiskey, was found in a woods on the Alf "Wood farm in Paw Paw District when a number of deputy sheriffs from this city made a raid there about 11 o'clock last night. Two men, one by the name of Stewart and the other by the name of Phillips, were found at the still and were arrested and brought to the.county jail In this. city. . . The officers found the exact location of the still and being en :ment PHILftC n : i Police Refuse to Take Oles Back to Market in Patrol YOtXXGSTOWN. Ohio, Aug. 31.?With a hearing on a charge of obstructing the sidewalk set for today, George L. Oles. former mayor, was also facing the I prospect of another, hearing on a similar charge under which he was arrested for the second time yesterday. The first arrest was i made on a warrant sworn out by one of the official competitors in the produce business charging that Oles* had his goods in front of the other's establishment, blocking the side- I walk. The second arrest was made by police on their own initiative. Oles yesterday asked that the patrol wagon take him back to his market after he had filed bond, as was done in the first case, but the heartless police refused, and the former mayor had to walk. Later in the day, Oles won another battle. Charged by a I rival market owner with obstructing the sidewalk*. Oles conducted his own defense today and was acquitted. Spirited tilts enlivened the-proceedings when Oles'cross-examined his competitor. Oles faces a second charge of the same nature by police yesterday when he was formally arrested and taken to police headquarters in a patrol wagon. i NEW ARGUMENTS ON LIVING WAGE PRINCIPLE IDE S3 V J . Wt .. Union -Statistiw'aiffClaims Jncreases' Should Be 22 to 34-Per Cent CHICAGO, Aug. 31?(By the Associated Press) Pursuing- the efforts of the United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and Shop Laborers* Union to base its pleas for Increased minimum wages oh a "living; "wage" principle, W. J. Lauck, union statistician, today before the Railroad Labor Board testified that what he termed the living -wage, if established in all branches of American industry, would mean an Increase in wages of from 22 to 34 per cent. The lowest range, or 22 per i cent increase, Mr. Lauck said, would only raise to an annual ; wage of $1,'600 those workers now j receiving less than that sum, on | the basis ot aggregate wage bud! get In industry ot ?33,000,000,000 | in 1918. A*n average wage of | $1,600, Mr. Lauck further assert' ed, would increase the cost of : living 14 per cent, but he declared j the increased financial burden would he offset by other factors. | As against the $3 3,000,000,0 0 0,' , which the witness said labor had I received in wages in 1918, Mr. I Lauck said capital in that year; I had received a return ol $28,000,j 000,000. ! "Will you agree that there are [ 17,000,000 workers in the United (States?" Attorney Arnson, rep! resenting' the New York Central ( lines, asked the' witness, j "Yes." the witness answered. "Will you agree that one-tenth I of that number .is employed on (the railroads?" the lawyer then asked. "That ' is . approximately correct," Mr. Lauck said. "Then," Mr. Arnson said, "the witness* statistics indicated that the living wage Mr. -Lauck spoke of would increase wages $11,300,000;000 and that, the increase to the railroads therefore would amount to about $1,3 0 0,000,0 0 0." Mr. Lauck in explaining" how he had concluded that the in creased wage which he said .would be called for by the socalled living wage_-yould.be compensated for and" ; said" that the added financial- burden would be offset by the increase of American capital, and that'labor would be stabilized. ? "The laboring man would hebetter housed, better fed and would naturally be healthier," the yltness continued. "He would not lOSe- xtllj' ume^Aium -mo :** y*-xs and he would be able, to save." His suggestion that capital would be increased he explained by saying that; out of their savings the employes, would invest inUndustry." Absences from work ion account :of sickness" and migration of labor would be materially lessened under - the - "living wage"' Mr. Lauck said. 1 ' V'ij."v;; \-ii~ IELPHIA mmm ai.^H Ul LIU II l/llw I ILUU EXPECTED TO SGN BEFOREDAY ENDS Washington Officials Confident of Successful Outcome of Conference. PEPPER WILL ASSIST New Program for Fuel Movement to Northwest Will Be Started Next Weeki||?H| TifA currvr"rn\T a?< : union officials n e s ot i atlnsl-TyithSsp the operators' repreaentatiTegln.^ Philadelphia accepted the anthracite strike settlement . pro'p"6gaja|i advanced as a result of Friday nights' conferences faerereactwcq-BPia ing to advices received today in. official circles in', the capifeliglM^B The reports -reachln^^figSBSBB strengthened hope that' the opeTciiSgjg tors also would consent to tlie settlement plan, beforerUhe }vdiejg8 was over. Details of tlie?3Phlladeili^3 phia discussions were no'tirevjealj^a ed, however, and no official would go further than to express confidence in the outcome. PtHL.ADKL.FHlA, ./ - AUg.^giS&SgH United States Senator Pepper was expected to be informed today of the attitude of the mixievh^anilgojfe^g erators toward the :';:,sugge8tdonig?|3 made to them in Washington look_ ing to a settlement of the/prbtfaffit^M ed suspension' Ip. ! Senator Pepper was expected In !. Philadelphia to receive the replies " upon .the^ature^dfs^^cf^h depends on whether a: Join_tyt?hfd5n(?'!^l||? i miners and operatbra'iy&^awl^HmSHH WASHINGTON, Au g. 31?Th e new program for -fuel' morom^nt? tion the first of next week, it was announced today by the Central:. . Coal Committee, which expeCCMgB that the coal loaded for-moremeiaaKS to the Grpat LakesS-jwill^^Ss^^ 800,000 tons this week, and 1.OOP,000 tons next/;week5ji]BgcgllW I for the Northwest, officials said^^^ being shipped from Ohio, Pennsylvania. West Virginia and 'Ken- . Efforts are being made to.speed up the lake coal in vlewirotgLQfajgjg fact that lake navigation does not close until early Decemhor.iglSi^^^ William W: Potteiv.fuel adinSril^ 'S strator for Michigan, . appllec?[j|?bk|H day to the Central Coal Committee for an addltional.allocaUonS^f 50,00 tons of ocal which. offtCIal^^ said, probably would";bej?Dro vid (Continued on Page Four) YOUNGSTOWN STEEL MILLS REOPENING YOUXGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 31. ?With, the fuel supply slowly but steadily increasing ~thjea-j|gjgagE})m furnaces and perhaps Idhbso^fajOy others will resume operations in the Youngstown district this week, giving employment to hundreds of nounced at lndependenfcrBteel^S5SBaB panles* officea today. Tlie^KSaHB was turned on In one the Youngstown Sheet &,Tul>o^^^B| today and another' wlllfflwIlflWBM tomorrow or Saturday.. ' The Brier Hill- -SteefecSEaaEBSBi announced- resumption furnace this,week.' Tim'dn'ereaaiedgg supply of iron will allow} reEhtiijKjjra tion of one Bessemer and several open hearth steel making units by the lirst of next week. MRS- CLINE'S BROTHER HELD ON MURDER CHARGE VEDGEWATER, N. J./Aug. 31? j held for the murder of John Berarrested by Bergen County authorities today on a chaxgetotiintri^^MjM Witnesses oft the. slayingraatwrfStw 'Scullion -was present at. the ,CHn<s|?fi home at the time pistol -with which the shooting was andP harbor ^Improvement work