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Fa'r And cooler toaght and Sunday. . - ? -'<?!' HV,( , -''i PRICE TWO CENTS ESTABLISHED 1861 CLARKSBURG, W. VA., ..SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1915. AKEN TROOPS Victory, However, is Admitted to Be Npt of Very Vital Importance. ?OFFENSIVE MOVEMENTS Sharp Fighting is in Progress along the Austro-ltaiian Battle Line Now. CSV ASSOC! AT ID PfttSS) raj BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 11.? There has been a further concentra tion of belligerent troops' near the ? Swigs boundaries. The government Is 'jconsidering the advisability of call "ng additional troops to the colors to rfegnard the frontier. LONDON, Sept. 11?Another suc t cess on the south Gallcian front r? s suiting In the capture of 5,000 men is announced by the Russians. Evan -the Petrogr^d newspapers, howsver, admit that this section of the ftght ag area Is not. of the most vital im portance since Field Marshal von ackensen Is still hovering along he line of minor forts which form lie last remaining defenses* in tho ? way of complete control of the rail road system desired by the Invaders. The Russians declare that the in itiative in the isolated engagements ijn the southern wins is gradually ' passing into their hands. Nearer the ' center of the line von Mackensen Is ] still pushing his way vigorously "through the Jrlpet marshes towards . Pinsk. North and south of his 'headquarters strong offensive move ments have been developed near ' Grodno and on the road to Rovno. (Continued on page 10.) * . + * SUCKED THROUGH PIPE * * 16 -NEW XOKK BATHER. + * * * (By Associated Press.) + * ALLENHUK3T, N. J., sept. * + 11.?Samuel Lash, of New ? + York, physicians said today, * + probably will recover In spite + + of one of the most terrible or- + + deals ever experienced by a * + bather on the Atlantic coast. + + Mr. Lash plunged into the * + bathing pool here, not know- * + ing that it had been closed + + for cleaning, and was sucked ? + through a twelve-Inch outlet + + pipe 250 feet long, into the * + ocean Las was drawn into + * the position of a d'.ver with his + + hands above bis head and was + + cast out a quarter of a min- + * ute later, with both arms * * broken at the shoulder and * * lacerated from head to foot. + * ? WlJiS CHAMPIONSHIP. CHICAGO** Sept"ld'^Mrs. C. H. Vanderbeck, of Philadelphia, Eastern golf champion, today won the women's championship of America by defeating Mrs. W. A. Gavin, of England, 3 and 2. BURGLARS SCARED AWAY. Burglars entered the home of E. B. Morris in the Tin Plate addition at 1 o'clock aSturday and collected silverware and other articles to carry away, but Mr. Morris was aroused and he frightened them away. Neti? Postotfice Wanted By Local Board of Trade *? * ; iveea or the same Will Be Kr. Brought to the Attention of Federal Government. '? ! A regular meeting of the board of trade directors was held at headquar ters last n'.'ght Secretary Duddera*. submitted a brief report Bhowlng ne gotiations with from fifteen or twen ty concerns, several of which lpok very promising. The report also out lined the present status of efforts ' now being made to sfcure control of additional acreage for factory sites. "Neg6tiations with the Baltimore and Ohio for industrial track are tempor arily holding up further action on the board's part, but encouraging progress has been made up on the pro^wition. The report sets forth the fact that largely through the efforts of the aboard the Baltimore and Ohio railroad has agreed to reduce rates on all kinds of glassware, taking fifth class to the Pittsburg basiB westbound. , Thin means a reduction of two cents per hundred on the output of the plants of the Owens Bottle Machine Company, Hazel-Atlas Glass Company and Travis Glass Company and elimi nates one of the greatest difficulties in -attempting to locate new glass ' plants, particularly those coming ?' from territory west of the city. The secretary called the directors' attention to the great need of protect ing the travelin | public at the sevet/il ' 'dangerous crossings in the vicinity of the city and the possibility of elimi nating the two grade crossings near the tin plate works, by re-location of a few hundred feet of that road. This proposition was placed before the Baltimore and Ohio general manager by the secretary early :n the week and the executive committee was au thorlzed to get back or the proposi tion vigorously. The Hazel'-Atlas Glass Company asks the board's co-operation to bring about the Improvement or the river road, on Baltimore street, extended, and the secertary was Instructed to - present this matter to the street com-1 m it tee and the city council. The present status or the board's ' efforts In connection with the pro | posed telephone Merger was discussed and special committee continued. The board's endorsement was re quested by the Sprmghlll School Company and a committee was ap pointed to act In the matter. The great need of a new postoffice was discussed ana the directors unani mously agreed to take up this propo sition, the president being authorized to appoint a committee ot three to col lect data and to present the needs lor a new postoffice to the proper govern ment officials. The board authorized the secretary to attend the annual convention ot the National Association ot Commer ,'clal Organizations Secretaries, to be held In St Louis, Sept. 27, 28 and 29. ?Mfa. , wMm NOMINATED IN TODAY'S ISSUE in me ureal snower or lioid Tor Babies of Clarksburg and Vicinity. READY FOR BALLOT BATTLE Everybody Invited to Partici pate in Voting?Clip Cou- , pons for Your Favorite. Today marks the real opening of the Clarksburg Telegram's Great Shower of Gold, for Babies subscrip tion. campaign and the interest' which it has aroused since the opening an nouncement was' made last Tuesday continues to increase each day. In today's paper appears names of the tiny tots nominated for a place among] tho lucky babies, and it is probable that from this list may be chosen tho winners of the fifteen magnifi cent gold prizes. It is well for the supporters of each baby to start to clip the coupons and ask their neighbors and friends for their subscription payments be fore some one else solicits them. Quite a number of coupons have been sent to this office already but they will not be credited until the next publication of the list of the babies. The great race for Gold and Glory, inaugurated by the Telgram for tho babies of Clarksburg and vicinity. Is just beginning, and you can win one of the magnificent prizes for your baby it you will but clip the nomi nation coupon, send it to tho SHOWER OP GOLD department of the Clarksburg Telegram, and let us (Continued on page 4.) TWO INJUNCTIONS ARE APPLIED FOR MORE MIDSHIPMEN. ? WASHINGTON, Sept. 11.?Secre tary DanielB will recommend to Con gress that the number of midship men In the naval academy be increas ed to capacity. That would mean j the appointment of 300 more mid shipmen than will be enrolled this . fall. bernstorff makes AN EMPHATIC DENIAL That He Had Used or Attempt ed to Use Archibald as Message Bearer. NEW YORK, Sept. 11?Count von Bernstorff. the German ambassador, emphatically denied today that he had used or attempted to use James r* F. Archibald, the American messen V ger of Dr. Constantino Dumba, Aus ' trl&n ambassador, as a message boarer to Berlin. "In view of the repeated asser tions by several newspapers that I , sent messages to my government by "Mr. Archibald." 3aid Count von Bernstorff, "I wish to state that 1 never gave Mr. Archibald a single paper or anything else. I thought I made this plain In Washington but feel a repetition Is now needed. "'1 did not attempt to use Mr. Archibald as a messenger chiefly be cause I did not think It safe and he * "certainly did not prove safe." Dr. Dumba. tha Austro-Hungarian ambassador, left here today for his summer home at Lenox, Mass. Mr. Dumba's secretary, before he .left, said the ambassador was. quite ?lonciled to the request that he be lied and was forced to maintain lence because of the position he After he .had reached Lenox and had been able to think the matter ever, he added, he would probably Issue a statement defining his actions. The secretary said it had not beon determined just when the ambassa dor would return to New York or how long he would remain In Lenox but he intimated that his future movements would depend entirely upon developments. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM AUSTRIA AS YET reconi recall! ?y ? (If na?M?lli> ntltr WASHINGTON. Sept. 11?Aus tria had not responded today to President Wilson's request for the recall of Its ambassador, Dr. Con stantino Dumba. American officials declined to comment on the situat'on and likewise had nothing to say to Count von Bernstorff's declaration that he gave no communication to James P. Archibald, the Amwlcan who carried Dr. Dumba's documents. Nothing further was done today in the cases of Captain von Papen, the German military attache, or Consul General Nuber, of Austria, both involved in the incident which resulted In the request for. Dumba's recall. > In the Circuit Court and Several Judgments Are Given in Pending Cases. In the circuit court Saturday morn ing the South Penn Oil Compuny made application for an injunction to re strain Mary Al. Morris, James Ogd^n and others from the prosecution of actions at law to recover oil royalty and to require claimants to the roy alty to litigate their respective rigli;s. The United States Fidelity and Guaranty company applied for an in junction to restrain John M. Kistner and brother from prosecuting an ac jtlon at law against Domlnick Serrao land to throw into cfcanccry litigation which arose from the erection of a school building at Northview. An order was entered requiring Leonard Sine to pay suit money of WO | to Ada Sine In divorce proceedings, i The divorce suit of Henson D. Gas ton against HetUe E. Gaston was tried Friday afternoon, but decision not given. That trial finished the divorce docket for the term. John R. Cochran was relieved as committee for George W. Conloy, an insane person, having resigned, and the estate was committed to the sher iff. An order dismissing a suggestion was entered in the cause of the Con servative Life Insurance company against the Hope National Gas com pany. Judgment for $678.3T was given tin Paul 0. Roymann company against Burton ?!>. White et al. Judgment for $838.96 was given .tnc Rlghter Coal end Coke Company against the Adamantio Clay Products Company. Judgment for 16,744 was given M. Judson Orr against J. M. Orr. Judgment for ft,305.21 was given tbe Bruceton Bank against Thomas G. Brady et al. Plea was entered in the cause of V . < ? ?&? \f V?''* - y: :< .'Ou :J}A- VfeJilSf* vV/ *<t?tSm fir/iies Hi^BS ' '????" ' ? ffi: ?'? Last or tne Civil War Gover nors Answers Final Sum mons in Paris. ? " ? C?Y ASSOCIATED PRESSV PARIS, Sept. 11?WilUam Sprague, today. He was tf4 y^ara .old and death was "due to'meningitis. After simple funeral ceremonies tie body; will be taken to Rhode Island. William Sprague was the last of tho Civil war governors. He out lived every member of Lincoln's cab inet, every chief executive of the states, and nearly every member of" Congress, of the war period. He probably was the youngest | man in this country ever elected to the governorship of a state. When only 29 years old in I860, he was chosen as Rhode Island's chtef exJ eoutlve, serving three consecutive terms of one year each. In his third campaign only sixty-five votes were cast against him in the whole state. Born at Cranston, R. I., in 1830, he early fnnherlted a large fortune. The Sprague family had been promi nent In the political, industrial and social life of the state, since the rev olution. Young Sprague anticipated the Civil war. For two years prior to the outbreak he maintained two full batteries of artillery at his own expense. When the war came. Rhode Island and Sprague were ready to rush to the front. In Bu!l Ruon Battle. The youthful governor, at the head of 3.000 well-drilled troops, was one of the first to reach Wash ington. He marched with his vol unteers to the battl> of-Bull Run and later to the Peninsula. Governor Spraugue was the last survivor of ttoe famous conference of twelve northern governors at Al toona, Pa? in 1862. "We haft to take a lot of abuse in return for our endorsement of Lin coln's emancipation proclamation,'.' said Governor Sprague recently. "Wo were hissed in the streets and w.ere denounced as traitors." At thirty-three years of age, he entered the United States Senate and served during the administra tions of Lincoln, Johnson and Grant. He married the beautiful and bril liant Kate Chase, daughter of Lin coln's secretary of the treasury and later chief justice of the United States supreme court. Lincoln, his cabinet, congressmen, and foreign ministers attended. It was the most magnificent wedding ever held In tho national capital up to that time. It Is 9aid to have cost more than $250, 000. The young .couple led a brilliant social career In Washington and Rhode Island. Sprague erected a beautiful mansion at Narragansett Pier which cost $1.000;000 complete and was the'show palace of the state. The furniture alone, all foreign made, cost $250,000. More than $150,000 worth of art objects filled the four-story frame structure. Strpped of Fortune. The crash came in 3873. When the financial panic swept the countrv tho $16,000,000 business house of the Sprapue's which owned large print cloth factories and numerous other enterprises went into bank ruptcy. Lawsuits stripped the gov ernor of his fortune, leaving him only his country home, named "Canonchet," after an Indian chief. Before he bad recovered from that blow another fell. Mrs. Sprauge be came involved in a romance and (Continued on pase 3.) Mary M. Mortis against the South Penn-Ofl Company. Ptaa was entered in the cause of mm ?mi ? H??sas ??? ? ? Is Now Under the Control of Federal Troops, is Funs ton s Report. tBY ABSOCiATtD l*lt?SS) WASHIJfjGTON, Sept. 11.?The border situation now is under full trol 'of federal troops,- Major General Funston reported today to the war department. The arrival of the Sixth cavalry brings the force up to two full regiments between El Tlg're Arroya and Brownsville, a force sufficient, ac cording'to the general,'to put'down any uprising or trouble by marauding bands. is to Be Held to Inaugurate a Campaign for an fight Hour Day. ' (BY AMOC1ATH P?UK SCHENECTADY, N. Y? Sept '111.? A mass meeting will be held tonight of "employes of the General Electric Company here to Inaugurate. a com palgn for an eight hour day. Accord ing to statements made by officers of the. International Association of Ma chinists- this meeting is a part of a nation-wide movement . Tbe General Electric Company em ploys more than 13,000 men. It Is re ported to have obtained large war contracts from the Russian govern ment. GERMANY CLAIMS^ BteMM ORDUN A'S INC1DH ? * mm i ? B llAJIOtAiJlia **?*ii* - I ? (By Associated Press.) + ? SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 11. * ? ?A bomb explosion occurred. + ? today at the plant ot the -Asiatic. * ? Daily News, a newspaper pub-' * ? lished in the Chinese language, ? + which-appeared yesterday for + ? the first time, having been ? ? . launched tor the purpose of . ? ? pushing the. propaganda for a" + ? monarchlal torm of government + + in China. The front of the s + ? newspaper property was blown ? + in. One member of the staff and; ? ? two persons who were passing ? ? by were killed by the explosion + ? and fivs others were injured. * + Two arrests were made. + + + | ? - ?- imHHHRWHMHH ' SNOW_FALLS In Montana While It is Sizzlim. Hot in the State of Georgia. av associates nun WASHINGTON, Sept. 11.?With Bnow falling at Helena, Mont., -the temperature near freezing In North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming, the hottest September weather on re cord in Georgia, and heavy rain in the Great Lakes region, the coun try's weather today presented a wide variety. Warm weather promises to continue in the South, but North of Virginia t and East of the Mississippi cooler weather will come tonight and Sun day. ?MM iPI Will Try to Compel Urbina to Turn over a Large Amount of Property to Him. 1ST associated PKtSt) EL PASO, Tex., Sept 11.?General Villa was located, according to re ports early today, in the vicinity of the ranch of General" Tomas Urbina at Nievia, eighty miles south of Santa Barbara. Chihuahua. Villa's purpose, it Is said, Is to com pel Urbina to. turn over a large' amount of property to the Villa gov ernment General Urbina. who has retired from the fighting line, is said to be Burrounded by a large body of adher ents. The possibility of a clash between the two leaders causes -uneasiness here among'Villa adherents. ?FINE GAS WELL. A gas well good for 3000,000 feet a day has come in on the Bond farm at Quiet Dell. Richard Eke has made a location near it and he will build a rig and start to drilling at once. BUYS PROPERTY. ' A. Fred Wagner bought the Daniel W. Boughner residence and lot, on Mulberry street for $5,500 at court sale Saturday afternoon. CANADIAN RAILROAD BUILDER DEAD NOW In the Royal Victoria Hospital in the City of Montreal in * Canada. ? HY ASSOCIATED tRV) MONTREAL, Canada, Sept. 11.?Sir William Van Home died at 2:10 p. m? today. MONTREAL, Sept. 11?Sir Wil liam Van Home, for years prominent in trans-continental railroad devel opment in Canada, is dying in the Royal Victoria hosiptal here. .Virtu, ally all hope for .his recovery, it'was announced this afternoon, has been abandoned by hit physicians, Sir William has been seriously ill at the hospital for more than two weeks. He went there on the recom mendation of his doctors for an op eration for abdominal abcess. Sir William:is 72 years old. He was born in nthe United States and virtually from boyhood has been connected with railroad work and Its development both In the United States and Canada. Sir William Van Horne rose from the foot of the ladder to wealth and fame as one of the' so-called empire builders of Canada. Although he was born in the United States in Will county. 111., February ,3, 1843, and gained railway experience through many years connection with railroads-in the central and western United- States, It was after his mov ing to Canada .and . becoming general manager - of' the Canadian Pacific railway in 4.882 that he achieved his inost notable triumph, by pushing the railway to completion acrdss the 1ST ASSOCIATES MISO I INDEPENDENCE, Kan., Sept llw? The Prairie Oil and Gas Company to-1 day announced an Increase of five cents a barrel in the price of crude oil, making the new quotation eighty cents. The price hag been raised forty cents a barrel since August 2, resulting in general resumption of activity in oil fields of this section. OIL ADVANCES Prairie Oil and Gas Company Raises the Price of Crude Five Cents a Barrel. Convict Slips. Away from Crew at Work on the i Road. i&is# Mj MB . -(,r -A' ' Another county convict has slipptfd' away from a road crew. He was La-! lie Coah, a foreign laboler of the Lumberport section, who was sen tenced September 3 by Magistrate'J. W. Wadsworth, of that town, to serve thirty days' tor stealing a ride on a railroad* train and to par *-flue of *20 and costs. Lulie left a crew on the Bridgeport pike Anotner Note Relating to sti marine Warfare is Sent: to > the United States. SOFTENING 0? ?'r Case of the Arabic Have Came Down to th Question of Ihdemitty. lay UISCIATU nun ' WASHINGTON, Sept. 11,-i-Tl note delivered to Ambassador ard by the Germa? foreign yesterday, which was believed. a supplemental communication o sinking of the Arabic, now ia . stood to be,a note on the unsuc ful attempt to torpeAo the Cunt. Orunda several weeks ago. ? I The note had not been received in Washington early today and th?. state department had no Information of whereabouts. In circles close to t German'embassy it wia said the nc~ concerned the Orduna and that whei ernment claim's some soi cation for the attack on the umer. ?The note Is being awaited f much anxiety. II??L? r Overnight consideration of .the note on the Arabio Indicates a softening of views among one iset of officials, who are inclined to further negotiation*" With Germany. Their view# ci be stated as being President "Wfii but th-sir views will be urged ol presidlent before he makes up mind what to do. | While they agree that Germiu reply is disappointing and unsatlsl~> tory they urge that the Arabic, cat has come down to questions of''!* iemnity and facets. The explanatio offered by Germany for the sink! pf the liner differ materially fiw the statements in the hands of Eresl Sent Wilson and Secretary Lansing Those officials who favor, furtlw negotiations contend, that way to determine which set ov .., Is correct ,la to let-the cue go to Hague, wh?" cipies ror. which the United^ States; nag contended aB governing submarine ^arfare. , . ';'>1 There were indications in officii Quarters today that the United State*-: bad received more unofficial and' in- | formal intimations that despite t! utackg on the. Arabic and the -HO perian the German government a ally had Anally accepted the principle that' unarmed' merchantmen si not be attacked without wai_ ? unless they attempted to escape' or resisted capture. There was. no out and out official backing for the sumption, but it'appeared to perv??, official circles. The new note the United States will;, send to Berlin probably will be de layed until tho second note from ~ many, now on Its way, has bee Reived. ? . Secretary Lansing expressed view that the United States now wi facing the question of whether itu. willing to let a court of arbltratldii leclde If the submarine commander was Justified In his act. The cour** It Ib understood, would not be w pected to touch the general subje bf the legality of the submarine.:war fare. Mr. Lansing refused to com ment on the attitude of the UniCr" States. -v. J1 It is admitted today, however, t! after sifting the evidence submit! In the affidavits by passengers & officers of the Arabic a concluel had been reached, but it is not bell disclosed. Secretary Lansing won pot comment other than to say tf" Was no evidence before him to 1 pate that anyone on board the blc had seen a submarine before sinking of the ship. Is Brought against Former i ernor Eugene Foss, Massachusetts. - . -. . j j BOSTON. Sept. 31.?A su_^ Charging criminal-libel, against; fori [Jovernor Eugene N. Foss, one of sandidates for the Republican r ~ nation tor governor at the state-. *? marles on September 21, was Issue oy the municipal' criminal court t( lay at the request of Dennis D. Drt :oll, secretary of the trades unlonlii srty league a labor orgsnlxatbi fudge Burke, who heard an applloi Uon. for a warrant on Thursd Issued the summons, but set no dL tor a hearing. > Drlsooll alleges that Fose slander ilm in a statement given to the net!