Rain or snow tonight, probably rni
Tuesday colder and generally fair
Arrd Receive Ttieir Seals of Office
from Him in Buckingham
LLOYD GEORGE NOT THERE
| Statement of the Government's
/ Policy is Wot to Be Made in
Parliament Till Thursday.
(BY ASSOCIATED PRHP
LONDON. Dec. 11.?Premier LloydGeorge
is . ill. He was unable to go
to Buckingham palace Monday with
members of his cabinet to receive the
seals of office from King George.
Official announcement was made that
the premier was suffering from a severe
An/^pAit Dnnn-r* T /i tir nnrl tV* n othpr
I AliUlti?> JkJUUUtl W??? WUU k.AJLK* v WW?
members of the ministry, who are not
required to seek re-election on assumption
of office, and also the lords
who are co-operating with the new
I administration went to the palace at
noon Monday, kissed the hands of the
king and received their seals of office.
The members of the cabinet, who
must be re-elected unless the House
of Commons passes a bill making this
unnecessary, and the ministers who
i are members of neither house, for
whom scats must be found, are talcing
over their officos and will conduct them
as though all official formalities had
been complied with. Theso members,
however, will not be able to appear
before the House of Commons Tuesday
and it is expected the session will be
a formal one.
The statement concerning the government's
policy to be made by Mr.
Lolyd-George or 'Mr. JBonar Law in the
House of Commons, and Lord Curzon
in the House of Lords probably will
be postponed until Thursday when
the vote of credit is moved.
Premier Lloyd-George has sent the
following to all members of the House
"The king has entrusted me with the
task of forming a.government. 1 have
carried out the command. I had hoped
to make a statement to the House on
Tuesday. I now find it to be iihpossible.
On Tuesday Mr. Bonar Law,
I as leader in the House, will move adjournment
. ?. "The onu predominant task before the
Cfi government is the vigorous prosecut
tion of the war to a triumphant conclusion.
I feel confident the govern1
in on t r>nn rplv nn vmir ?mnnnrt Inner
us it devotes its energies to that end."
Case is Set for January 8 for
t Argument before the United
States Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11?Arug,
nieiits on the constitutionality of tlie
Adamson eight-hour law was Monday
set by the supretne court for
Chief Justice White announced the
court's decision on the motion preI
sented last Monday by Solicitor General
Davis to advance the Missouri.
' Oklahoma and Gulf railroad test case
lor early hearing.
J The case was ordered heard before
a dozen other important cases previously
assigned for January 8. The
law becomes effective January 1.
Although the court set the argument
for a week after the law goes
into effect the interests of railway
employes and also the railroads are
deemed amply protected under the
V stipulations signed by railroad and
This stipulation, a part of the official
record/requires the railroads to
keep special account of wages due
employes under the Adamson act for
prompt payment if the court sustains
the law. The stipulation also suspends
all litigation, both by the railroads
and the government, over the
law, pending the court's decision.
I tip* A i-i it rvt-reunrn
i OF ENGL
+ TO STUDY DISEASES. +
4? MY AIROCtATID '?? ") #>
+ PITTSBURG, Doc. 11.?The *
+ bacteriological Infections of
*1* wounds and diseases among +
soldiers on the French front
will be studied by Dr. "William +
fr L. Holman, associate professor *
* of bacteriology and hygiene at *
+ the University of Pittsburg who *
+ is now enroute to the Furopean <
+ war zone. Dr. Holman has
+ been granted a leave of Bbsence
+ for research work and will be +
+ assigned to one of the Ameri- +
can Red Cross hospitals in +
+ France. +
TO VOTE * *
Tuesday Are 400,000 Coal
Minpre fnr Dffipprs nf Thoir
fTinivi w W? w ? IWWI w V I a 'VII
(?v u?ecMT(c nno
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 11?Members
of the United Mine Workers of
America, numbering 400,000 coal
miners in the United States and Canada,
will vote Tuesday for officers at
the biennial election of the union.
John P. White, president, who is a
candidate for re-election, is opposed
by John H. Walker, of Illinois. William
Green, of Ohio, secretary, also a
candidate for re-election. Is opposed
by J. L. Sims, of Linton, 111. Frank
J. Hayes, vice president, has no opposition.
Returns of the vote from 3,800
local unions will be tabulated in
the international headquarters here.
The result of the election will be
known about January 1.
For Evangelists instead of Part
Salary and Part Subscription
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 11?A salary basis
for evangelists Instead of the
present system of part salary, part
subscription systematically solicited
and part free-will offering. Is urged
by the commission on evangelism of
the Feleral Council of Churches in
Christ, in a report submitted to the .
quadrennial convention of the coun- j
cil at its session here Monday.
"The present system," says the report,
"insures the evangelist an income
far in excess of the'earnings
of equally gfted men in any other department
of religious effort, and
gives an altogether hurtful prom I
nence to the commercial aide of I
REED Is At
I FOR AN E
.Officers Get Him after a Long
Automobile Chase Out of
> City of Pittsburg.
( V AIIOCIATKD punt)
PITTSBURG, Dec. 11.?ArreBted after
a long automobile chase Monday
James Reed was being held by the federal
authorities here in connection
with the explosion Sunday night at
the Fort Pitt plant of the Aetna Chemical
Company, which cost the lives of
three men. Meantime federal agents
were hunting for three otnor men,
who, they say, are suspected of having
been concerned in explosions in other
parts of the country and more directly
with the explosion at the Oakdale plant
of the Aetna company, September 15,
when Ave men were killed.
Reed had as his working companion
in the Aetna plant a federal agent who
had been watching him since early
in the afternoon when, it is alleged.
Reed tried to gain admission to the
Fort Pitt plant. Reed was employed
in the Oakdale plant.
Samuel C. Jamison/coroner of Alle
gheny county, after visiting the ruins
of Sunday night's explosion expressed
the belief that the building had been
blown up by a bomb.
Federal agents who had been investigating
explosions in chemical and
munitions plants throughout western
Pennsylvania were looking into a report
among the workmen that ten minutes
before the explosions at Oakdale
and the Fort Pitt plant every light in
the plant was extinguished for fully a
minute. The men said they bellevca
this was the signal for confederates!
of the plotters to leave the works.
Reed, who was being held at Central
police station, was said by the
government authorities to have resided
in New York, from which place he
went last summer to Uniontown, Pa.,
where there were a number of explosions
in powder factories, and from
there he went to Oakdale.
Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth
Pritchard. who died-Friday night
of diseases incident to old-age, were
conducted aj-her home on West ;I|lke
street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon;
by the Rev. W. B: .King, pastor of
' the First Methodist'Episcopal-church,
of which the deceased woman was a
TO AMERICANIZE. *1
+ (IT ABaoCIATSD PKMI)
+ YOUNGSTOWX, O.. Dec. 11.? *
4> Social organizations or this city 4"
4? working In conjunction with tho 4?
+ chamber of commerce have +
4> started a movement to Amer- 4*
4? icanize tho 50,000 foreigners 4?
4? here. The movement will be 4?
4- supervised by an expert in such
4? work. The plan will be worked 4?
4? out through teaching the for- 44?
eigners English, developing
4? trade schools, introducing safe- 4?
ty first methods^ bettering 4>
4? housing conditions and estab- 4+
llshlng a legal aid society. 4
+ + 4 + + + + 4 + + + + 44 + '(.
Rehearsal Will Be Held Tonight
by the Masonic Merry
All is in readiness for the Masonic
merry xuinstrejs to DO presented on
Tuesday evening at the Masonic auditorium,
by the local Masonic clubs.
Under the guidance of Coaches A. J. j
Smith and Douglass B. Williams, the j
last and finishing touches will be applied
to the entire production tonight
when a full dress rehearsal is to be
Gregory's famous First Regiment
band, which will be converted into a
fu)l fledged minstrel band, is ready
for the occasion as is the Kember orchestra,
which has completely mastered
all the music of the show. Hall
"Corbin and his scenic and electrical
effects are in readiness and all is lovely
for the initial attempt of the local
Masonic boys in fun making.
A packed auditorium will undoubtedly
witness the performance, which
is to be given only once. The ticket
sale at Sturm and Wilson's drug store
on&West Main street started with a
rush Monday morning. A large part
of the house has been disposed of but
there still remain many good seats.
Seats may be reserved by telephone
but must bo called for before 5 o'clock
Tuesday evening. After this time the
seats will be disposed of at the auditorium.
Coal Mining is to Be Tried for
the First Time in Western
( r AlfOCIATID rn*??5
WASHING-TON. Pa.. Dec. H.?For
the first time in the history of the
western Pennsylvania coal region i
"day light coal mining" is to receive
a trial. Two, thousand acres of coal
land in the Burgettstown region have
been purchased by a newly formed
company. The coal in this locality
lies at a depth of from fifteen to ninety
feet and the company proposes to
strip the ground down to the coal except
where high hills are encountered.
It is estimated the stripping process,
which has been used in Eastern Ohio,
will save $1,000 worth of coal an
acre, which can not be removed by
Violation of Germany's Pledge
r? ii_r j.: ol.
uuiiipitgit; imurmauun oiiuws
the Marina Case to Be.
^miMw ciivooitv At)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.?Announcement
was made at the state
department Monday that complete,information
now at hand covering the
case of the British horse ship Marina,
torpedoed with the loss of six Americans,
makes It appear to be a "clear
cut" violation of Germany's , pledges
to. the Un(ted S*nt<~?r; Fui' 'rtforrm.tlnn
on the cas? of the Arabia will be
awaited before the next move is made.
PEGG FUXERAJL SEBYICES.*
. Funeral services over the body of
Miss Olo May Pegg.: aged 18 years, of
Uniontpwn, Pa., who died : Saturday
evening at the home of heir.sorter, Mrs.
W. G. Neutzling, in Dodge Court, were
held Sunday, evening at the Neutzling
home. The Rev. C. W. Wist cot
IATED PRESS SERVICE BY P
W. VA., MONDAY, DECK
Mrs. Howard Conner, who underwent
an oporutiou in St. Mary's hospital
two weeks ago for appendicitis,
was removed to her homo at Simpson
Sunday morning. having recovered
sufficiently to make the trip.
Her complete recovery is assured.
N THE /i
Of the Cyclades in the Aegean
Sea Telegrams to London
GERMANS ARE~DRIVEI\I BACK
Four German Aeroplanes Are
Brought Down by French
on Somme Front.
<ar A?vociATKo PKsasi
LONDON, Dec. 11.?Telegrams received
here Monday from Athena say
that a revolution has broken out In the
Cyclades, a group of Greek islands in
the Aegean sea.
The Greek battleship Hydra, which
ia under the control of the Entente
Allies, has intercepted wireless messages
from King Constantine addressed
All the Greek communities in Egypt
have renounced their allegiance to
ARTILLERY DUEL ON
BOTH RIVER BANKS
BERLIN, Dec. 11.?The artillery
duel on both banks of the river
Somme increased considerably Sunday,
according to the official German
statement of Monday. In blasting
operations the Germans destroyed
parts of French positions on Butte du
Mesnil in the Champagne region and
ilear Vr.nquois, In the Argonne.
Strong forces of Russians Sunday
again attacked the Teuton troops to
the north of Tartar pass in the Carpathians
in the Bystritsa sector northeast
of the Gyergyo mountains, and
on both sides of the Trotus valley in
western Rou/nania but without success.
srys Monday's statement.
The pursuit of Field Marshal von
1 Mackensen's troops of the retreating
Roumanian armies continues in spite
, of a pouring rain and the destruction
I of bridges. At places some resistance
! was met, the statement adds, and this
! has now been broken. Several thousand
more Roumanians were made
ENTENTE FORCES ARE
HIM THF AnVANC.F WOW
( V asrociatip rmifl
SADON1KI, Dec. 11.?An advance by
the Entente forces on one sector of
the front northeast of Monastlr is announced
in a Serbian official statement
issued Monday as follows":
"Sunday there was artillery firing
and local infantry fighting.
"West- of Suhovol the Allies drove
the enemy back several hundred
TEUTONIC AIR SQUADRON
BOMBARDS A STATION
(by associated puns)
BERLIN, Dec. 11.?"An Austro-Hungarian
naval squadron on December 6
bombarded very successfully the aviation
station at Belgena and the batteries
of Swobba," says an Austrian
admiralty statement Monday. "Direct
hits were scored upon three hangars.
All the machines returned undamaged.".
TEUTONIC FORCES DRIVEN
BACK BY THE ROUMANIANS
CST ASSOCIATED PRESS*
LONDON, Dec. 11.?The stand made
by the retreating Roumanian armies
Continued on page 3.)
Clarksburg Theater Becomes a
Member of the Leading Circuit
in the Country.
WILL CONTINUE PICTURES
Important Theatrical Arrangements
is Made with Theater
in Nearby City.
As the average attendance at the
different theaters of "Clarksburg totals
29.000 persons 'every, w^k. ex.
elusive of holidays and special occasions,
or more than a million and a
half a year, a large number of the
community will be interested in the
announcement by Claude Roblnsoni
manager of the Robinson Grand/theater,
that in the'near future It will.be
' included in; the largest vaudeville circuit;
In the country.
Breaks Big Cities.
Negotiations have been nearly completed
; between. the management of
the Robinson Grand and tho manage
MEEK 11, 1916.
i* + "H,^ + * + + i> + 4, + + + + +
v TAPE It PJUCJB I?It01*E. +
(*IV AM.OCIATKD *?>.( )
* WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.? *
* The inquiry into all conditions +
? that affect newsprint paper +
* prices to bo made by the federal
* trade commission at a public *
* hearing hero Tuesday, It was
+ announced Monday, will go into
+ the reasonableness of contracts t
+ and current prices, cost and +
4* profits of paper manufacturers, +
4? gross profits of jobbers, factors
+ affecting the supply and do
4? mand and remedies for tho +
+++ +++++* ++ ++
Is Charged against Frank Cunningham,
Colored, and He
is County Jail Prisoner.
Charged with the theft of flvo turkeys
from the storehouse of the West
Virginia Provision Company on West
Pike street near the corner of Fourth,
Frank Cunningham, colored, is in the
county Jail, awaiting a trial before
Magistrate p. Edward KJdd.
Cunningham was arrested in the
storehouse Sunday night, by Officers
Yates and Foltz. who, at that Lime,
knew nothing of the robbery, and sup4
u ? 4- n.. i _ _ j _ __
yiracu luul Vyiiiiuiusuuill, in il uruillien
stupor, had wandered Into the place.
Later the robbery was reported, and,
the officers found In the storehouse
a sack containing Ave dead turkeys.
They are of the opinion that Cunningham
dropped the fowls when officers
came in. A bloody hammer
was found in Cunningham's posses-!
sion when he was arrested, and police
say he killed the turkeys with this.
Monday morning A. W. Rapp, manager
of the provision company, swore
out a warrant against Cunningham,
and after the Jattor had paid a fine
of $6.60 in police court for being drunk,
he was turned over to the county authorities.
Sheriff Ross F. Stout'held a sale of
delinquent tax lands Monday afternoon,
attended by a large number of
people. Bidding was lively.
* + + + * + +* + + + + + **4>4.|
+ STOCK MYIDEND. +1
+ . ?
Ji <WT AIIOCIATKD PAUS) ?J?
* PITTSBURG, Doc. 11.?Offlc- *
* ial announcement was made by +
4? the Pittsburg Plate Glass Com,- +
* pany, after a meeting of the di
4* rectors Monday, that a stock +
4* dividend of ten per cent would +
t bo declared at the February
4? meeting. On February 28 the +
4- stockholders -will be asked to 4*
4* ratify an Increase In the capital +
* from $22,750,000 to $25,000,000 44*
and the dividend will be paid 4?
1 4* out of the new common stock. 4?
' * 4*
4- : ?
arrangement puts Clarksburg In the
big city theater class and it is; an
achievement that .many cities much
larger than Clarksburg have attempted
without success. , .
am. xvuwiuouu oi.itLt3a i.aiiL ine ttooi
inson Grand -will continue Its present
moving picture policy In connection ?
with, the high class .vaudeville, thus
giving the people of Clarksburg the
sain ?kind of programs the leading
theaters of the kind In the big cities
have. This-means that the Robinson;
> Grand will continue as/a Paramount
. Picture Service house and that the
: other famous films now shown there,
including ithe Metro and Fox produc.
tions, will be continued as heretoi
To Book Stage Shows.
As In the past, it is the intention
of the management to interrupt the
vaudeville and picture ^service whenever
the opportunity , presents ltsel'f
to present the best Btage attractions.
ThiB arrangement will go lnto effect
city can ?-dJust its ^n8'
through this clty^y^hesd^rffi^^^^ ?
^ 'jp^irpos^ ? COT t 1 t
5 STORY IJ
Is to Succeed General Joffre in
Supreme Command of All
the Allied Forces.
<BY AltOC1 ATKO PBfH)
V "WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.?Private
advices from Paris received here Monday,
telling of the secret proceedings
IP in the French chamber of deputies
during the last week, confirm prevfr
j ious reports that General Petain, the
' . q defender of Verdun, is to succeed General
Joffre in supreme command of all
the Allied forcer, on the western battlefront,
as tho first result' of radical
changes in organization which are to
follow concentration of management
of the war in a small council as has
been done in England. >
General Petain, little known outside
the French army, was a colonel at the
outbreak of the war.
dlKS. JIIDIEZ DEAD.
Mrs. Ju'ia Humc-z, aged 50 years,
l died at 1 o'clock.Sunday morning at
k her home at Salem following an Allceased
woman Is survived by RayI;
mond Humez, a son, of Salem, and
I Mrs. J. J. Ancion, of Salem, a daugh
. j m M HI H A
DAY NTJRSKltY FUND *
<5 ROWS TOO SLOWLY. +
The local day nursery is a +
' splendid humanitarian instltu- *F
' tlon as has boon fully explained +
from time to timo and the
' people of Clarksburg along with +
the suburbanites really ought to
take more interest In it and give +
better support than they do. It +
Is a sad reflection that during +
the Hevcral weeks a fund hus +
been open for this institution +
so small an amount, of money +
hus been contributed. Previous +
to this report the total amount +
' was only $81.50. This amount +
has just been Increased to +
$86.50 with a contribution of 4>
$5 by Mrs. Frank U Grove. +
Of Chinese Coolies into United
States from Canada is un
( V AI.OCIATtD AM?1
DULT7TIT, Minn.. Dec. 11?An alleged
plot to smuggle Chinese coolies
in largo numbers Into tho United
States from Canada la said by federal
officials to hayo been uncovered
by tho arrest hero of Richard Blaikle,
an alleged deserter from the Canadian
army. Blaikio was employed on
tho steamer Superior and was taken
ofr the vessel on its arrival here from
Federal immigration officers assert
that Blaikle. with several othr
men,_ conspired to bring Chinese
across Lake Erlo near Buffalo In
small ^oats. Blaikle denied the
charges. He will be held for the immigration
bureau at Bulfalo.
Of John R. Douglass at His
Home near the Town of
John R. Douglass, aged 62 years,'
died at his homo near Lost Creek at
4:30 o'clock Monday .morning, follow-:
ing an illness of Brlght's disease.)
The funeral will be hold at the home*
at' 11 o'clock Tuesday forenoon and
Interment will be at the West Milford
Odd Fellows conietery at 3
o'clock in the afternoon.
Mr. Douglass is survived by his
wife and two sons, namely, Warno H.
and Fred,' both at home. He was a
highly respected citizen.
sr HIT MIT
Of the United States Senate but
They Will Not Be Successful
(Charles Brooks Smith.)
WASHINGTON. Doc. 11.?Twice
since the! election It has been printed
in newspapers In West ;Virginia that
Senator Nathan Goff was on the point
of resigning, the second story going
so far as to state that it was "rumored"
that the resignation had been
received by Governor Hatfield; These
reports' originated in this city and
significantly appeared originally only
in partisan Democratic newspapers.
Senator Goff issued a direct denial to
the first, publication, and ; Governor
Hatfield's office has issued a denial of
the second in so far as it related to a
resignation being received by him
from him by Senator - Goff. Senator
Golf's secretary, E. H. McDermott,
has denied the second report of a resignation.
Senator Goff, who has" been
nere since the convening of Congress
will/not;take?the. .trouble to Issue-any ?
more denials that he. has any. Intention
of giving up his. seat In the. United
States Senate. His intimate friends
know; that he has no idea of quitting
his office -before his term expires.
The'persistent^ publication ;0f these
reports has led to the belief that they are;
inspired, and their origin leads
to the further belief; that they are
inspired by some Democratic . polltJftfll-TlO
y v Tiiof : vpTiof fVio
HUIUUU.I u UUl IIUUU LUU UlUUVU iO UU
hind it political observers fhere are
unable to state, but the chief guess
made Is that1 It Is a desire\ to "annoy; i
Senator Goff, who is and has been-in. j
ill health, for several years, in the
hope -that he might: resign. - ; If that
could be .brought itabout, it would
at once; throw "West Virginia into the
midst of another stateKwide campaign
to elect-his successor for the: balance:i
of his term. The supposition is.that .
with the sentiment of the countryand
lhlWest. Virginia particularly
shown to have been strongly Demobacking
of^ the fedora* government;
the TclcKrairfMii more than double I
:he wet pal'" circulation of tho I
other Clarksburg paper. J |
PRICE THREE CENTS.
1 IT W
S OF WAR
By Women in Mourning and
ivien wim solemn races ai
the Postoffice Windows.
THIRD CHRISTMAS-TIME :|1
United States Will again Be S
Santa Claus but Not Very
Much to Some Abroad.
? * ?I0CI?T?0 PMIfl
WASHTiNGTON, Dec. 13.?Women In
mourning garb mod men with solemn
faces, waiting In lino thos days oil
over tho United States before nostoffico
windows whero foreign money
orders are Issued, tell a wordless story
of tho sorrows of war's destructionroacblng
across tho seas to America.
A third Chrlstmas-tlmio of world
conflict has seen long lines of happy
folk, radiant with holiday spirit at the
prospect of sending something "home
to the old folk," turned Into silentj5SllgB|
parlies of mourners, sending back '
money to alleviate suffering and flllea
with anxiety and distress with the uncertainty
of its safo arrival. There is
also the gravo uncertainty that when
a gift, reaches its destination no one r
will bo thero to receive It.
Postal clerks linvc been quick to
note tho change. Veterans In the servlco
who have boon issuing Christmas:
money orders to all parts of the globe
for years say they no longer hear
eagerly told stories of the gifts tho
money was to buy. They hear only
hopes that it may arrive safely to provide
food, clothing and flro or perhaps
me c no. fs S]torf<)n
The line is a "'tic shorter and the
people nverngo much oldor this year
rhan formerly. Its decreased numbers
Is attributed to the fact, that the government,
despite determined efforts,
Is unable to guarantee safo and speedy
delivery of money orders in the wi
*nnn flM n cri"> hoa talron fia
11"' '>??? ",n*- VW??-?? MI m wvw ?
line because the eons of many are
across the sons on the fighting frontsThrough
the postal money order d>
nartment the United States will be
Santa Claus to far more people of ,th
Entente Allien than of the Centrnr
powers this year. Delivery of orders
In Kngland and France have been inery
ih'belng made in Austria.^nd Ch i
man pofnts receive their ordfera^hr
if indeed, they get them at all." Virtu-;
orders/now fs In the war zone!
situation has affected the rnon<at y
home" at Christmas time.
Prisonpra of^war will rec^
total for this year falls that^ r
(Continued on pag 6.)
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