Newspaper Page Text
V" - ?
THE WEATHER Kair Sunday and Monday. SUNDAY TELEGRAM flep^ EXCLUSIVE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE BY PRIVATE WIRE. VOL. 1, NO. 23. CLARKSBURG. W. YA., SUNDAY, MAY 2. 1915. FIRST SECTION PRICE FIVE CENTS TWO ALLIED STEAMERS SUNK SUBMARINES OF GERMANY GET TWO MORE VICTIMS But England Remains as_CaIm As Ever, Though the War is Brought Closer. GERMANS RAID BALTICS Renewal of Fighting Along Eastern Prussia Frontier and in Poland. (?Y *MOCI*Tfe ?flti IiOXIJOX. Mny 1. T1h> British steanM-r. Ivdnlr. from the rirrr I'late. Hotith America, for Knjli^h e\|K?rts. , \r?5 sunk In a submarine I wl?i off the; Scillj inland". All of the cn-w Wi wvfd. Thf Kdale was n ^oaiwr of 2.CMJO tons net. ajid r.as :K25 feet Ion*;. '' wa owned by the T>ale Strarasbip Oim Ivan}. of >1 irtdlwbronRh, Eng. Tlw KdaJe w.'rt built in 11MII. ft sailed from Montcvid-o, Iruguav, for Eng land Martb 39. ASSOCIATCG MUS) SCIIJuV ISLANDS, England May 1. ?The crpv of wenty-foar of the British steamer. Edale, which was sunk off tbepe islands by e submarine today. while on a voyage from the; rlrcr. Plate. Sout?> America, to Man chester with !i cargo of grain, hare been landed here by a British patfot boat. They say thai the Edale was torpedoed without notice and thatj ? hey did nut see the submarine an il after they were in their lifeboat?. J A patrol boat Is reported to have, been Btruck and severely damaged by a shell fired from the submarine. EFFORTS ARE TO COMBAT ! BLOCKADE OF ENGLAND t?v a9?cciatco rrtts LOXDON, May 1.?Gorman sui; mariner, which for a couple of \roeh had been confining themselves to th Xorth sea. \rh<*re they sank a nuui ber of trawlers. "agaili have made their ?pp?arant" on the trade routes off th west coast of Ireland and Knpland and caught two victims. They were, the British steamer. Edale". which was sunk off tbe.SofPy inlands, and ihte Russian steamer. Edele. which was attacked off the Blusket island". Ill both cases the crcw? were ??ved. This, taken in connection with the warning issued to American travelers on traas-Atlantfc- liners, doubttles means another attempt with <1 greater number or submarine? 10 combat the blockade by England. It is only jus' announced by the English papers -fhat the admiralty has found a means of dealing with submarines and the peo- . Pie In view of the latest attacks upon ' steamers are awaiting the result with . considerable interest. In face or these subt-.arine attacks ' Zeppelin raids and the bombardment of Dunkirk, which brings the war closer home. England remains a? calm as ever. There are some, of course, who feel .anxiety over the westered battle line but generly the feeling is' one of optimism, based on th?- suc cess with which the allies have with stood former attempts of the Ger mans to get through to the coast ports. Dunkirk Bombard men t. The bombardment of Dunkirk, which was repeated yesterday and. which has resulted in considerable loss of life, has caused many women and children to leave the town. The Germans can repeat this bombard ment whenever they desire with the big guns which formerly were posted on the coast to ward off the attack of the allied fleet and which have beet! moved up in the direction of Nieu portt. Still there is confidence that the navy and airmen will find a way of dealing with the guns. On the rest of the western front things are comparatively quiet, a1-" though the French appear to be still on the offensive between the Mouse and the Moselle rivers, tue Gorman., claiming to have repulsed att::ck> there. Gonsequently. with the sit uation at the Dardanelles established ' interest has turned again to the eas tern front and particularly to the. ltnssian Baltic provinces, which ar> being raided by the Germans. \o Evidence of Big Battle. The extent of this new raid has not been disclpsed. Althouch iho Germans announced that the Rus sians evacuated and burned Sza-.vi.-. and retired toward Mita there it no evidence of any l/ig battle beinjj fought and the Russians express con fidence in their ability to deal with this new diversion. Along the East Prussian frontier 4iid in central Poland there has been a renewal of the fighting which the spring floods interrupted, while the Carpathians, where the ground is drying, the Russians and Austrian* pre again contending for L'zsok pass. >"or the moment the Russians have turned from their offensive against that pass to attack the Austrlans who were threatening their commun ication in the direction of Stry and' have, according to their report, won considerable success, capturing two heights and a number of prisoners. They also claim to have repulsed an p.ttack by the Germans, who hold a line near Wyzkow. further to the eastward. It is expected that a big offensive will soon be undertaken on the eastern front, probably by the Germans, who have been feeling their way toward the Russian position? around the East Prussian frontier, although this may be a feint to hide a movement on some other part of tbe line. There is evidence !n despatches (Continued on pace first sect ion 1 ' ARKANSAS SPONSOR AT U. C. V. REUNION [ Genera) J.- R--Gibbons, commander-in-chief of Arkansas division. U. C V., has chosen for sponsor to represent Arkansas at the annual reunion of Confederate Veterans in Richmond, Va., in May. Miss Martha Hill of Fort Smith. She is the daughter of Hon. Joseph M. Hill, former chief justic? of Arkansas. CONGRESS OF WOMEN TO SEND DELEGATIONS + +. ?* FATAL WOl'NI* IS + + I>FLH'TED BY WIFE. +' ?r + * ? Uv Associated Press. > -r' * KANSAS CITY. May I.? o] ?i* L;iuis SchweZger, a contractor. 4v + shot by bis former wife +t * while standing in the corridor + j * of the county court house here +: * today, died tonight. After fir- + + ins fi-e shots into the body of * + her farmer husband. Mrs. Clara ?i*i + So.:\\ !-i?:ei- turned vthe weapon +' ?fr in hen t'If and'pay sicians said +j + tonight she w?ll die. an *fr! + ..nte mortem statement late to- *i": -?? nay- Scntroiger declared his + ' "$? wife had threatened to shoot ?5" hfcif. + + + Storm Quits After Doing Great Damage with a Steamer Still Adrift and Missing in Paciffic. ? Y AfBOC>*T? mmC?fc SAX KF.AXCrSCO. May 1.?The Pa cific coa:" >;or:i. which sent the s-ietjrner. Victoria, to the bottom. dis-| .iblrd the iiner. Xcrth Pacific, dam-; aged the passenger steamer Harvard' aiie kep- scores of vessels, big tind liule. o~jt at sea for many hours,^ had subsided tonight. Two b:g steamers. the^. Pennsylvania | and the .J. 1- I-uckenbach. and a stream of small craft, have comc into port. The Xorthern Pacific, which vital 35? passengers aboard had been drift-; ir.c before the storm off Point Arena. 1 ' ? miles north of here, sent word late , today that the steam steering gear which was disabled had ibeen repaired and it was expected to come into port under its own power. Anxiety is bc-ing felt regarding the Norwegian sh!p. Aggi. which lift hero Thursday on tew of the steamer. Ed gar H. Vance. Yestwdav <hirin= the storm the rowing l-.ne broke and .-ince then the Aggi has been adrift and no ] word has coice from it. TO CALL OI T SWISS. '?V - ?OOATIO PUCK* BERNE, Switzerland, via Paris, ] May 1.?The federal council decided toaay to call out the Sixth division of the Swiss army. [To Heads of Governments to | Demand Immediate Cessa tion of the War. THE HAGUE, via London. May ]. Tbe international Congress of Wo uien concluded its session^ bere today. At tile final meeting there was adopt ed a proposal to send delegations rep resenting the congress to prsldent of the United States, and to the heads of all tbe European powers for the purpose or demanding immediate ces hation of the war. -Mrs. Rossika Schwinimer, presi dent of thu Hungarian Woman's Suff rage Association, moved this resolu tion. She was confronted with the sharpest opposition in furtherance of which man parlimentar technicalities were resorted to. This precipitated a clash which threw the gathering into the greatest confusion. "We are here not only to talk but to show'the way to action." said Mr*. Schwimmcr. "We wish to take posi tive steps to end this terrible war." Mrs. K.innie Andrews, of Boston, read a manifesto covering all the points dealt with by the congress. This manifesto which will be issued among women throughout the civiliz ed world, declares that "this must be the last war." A permanent international commit tee was formed. It will make recom mendations for conferences at The Hague and arrange for a peace con ference of women to be held at the ssriiv time and place as the peace con ference at tfie end of th war. SEAMEfPlED OP By a Schooner on Its Way to Tree for the Youngster, boats. :?r AKftOCtATC9 MlltJ SAIN DiEGO. Calif.. May 1.?Eleven momhe>-? <>f the crew of the steamship, Victoria, which founderod off the Cor onado islands iate Friday, were picked j up by the schoonar. Flyer, today on its way to their rescue. They had taken to the lifeboats shortly before^ the Vic ; toria sank. The men chose to remain on the; , leaking vessel hoping to save it when . the fifteen passengers were taken off; last night by the American-Hawaiian steamer American. | The men suffered from exhaustion i and exposure during their voyage in: the- open boat but none was in ? sfr jions condition. t CHINA TURNS JAPAN DOWN ROSE JUMPS FROM TRAIN Most of the Latter's important . Demands are Rejected in the Note of Reply. ALL CONf^RENCES ENDED An Ultimatum by Japan Will Mean An Appeal to the Four Powers By China. isr askociatco PEKING. May 2. 2:30 a. m.? China has replied to 'ho Japanese de mands in a note which, -while com plying with some of the demands, nefinitely refuses to accede to oth ers. including the most important, embodied In what is known as Group 5. i China also has furnished to the Japanese minister. Eki Hioki. a list of further concessions which she ts willing to grant but after persuing, the note and the list M. Hioki de clared that it was far from complying with the twenty-four demands as presented by his government. Oenoral I>eniand Kefnsed. This action was iaken after Presi dent Yuan Shi Kai had thoroughly( discussed the entire situation witn the members of his cabinet and his advisers since last Monday. The Chinese plenipotentiaries met the Japanese pleninotentoarles by ar-; ran cement on Saturday at. the foreign office and presented China's reply; which in substance refused the so-, called general demand of Japan. M. Hioki asked whether these wern China's maximum concessions and tiienv whether he should cable his, government. I*u Chang-Hsiang. the Chinese for-' eign minister replied that these were China's maximum copcessions and that the Japanese minister could so inform his government. ?lajinn Withdraws Pr. posnl The conference terminated with, neither the Japanese or Chinese ask in? for another meeting. Should the Japane.se government now present an ultomatum or occupy further terri torv in China it Is intimated that the'Chinesc would appeal to the four powers which a're pledged to China's independence CRTperceiving that the Chinese re-; ply failed to agree to the demands or; his government the Japanese niinia~ ier declared the withdrawal of Ja pan's proposal to return to china Tsing-Tatt. which was conditional on China's deferring no longer the ac ceptance of Japan's demands. CHINA'S REPLY DULY PRESENTED TO JAPAN ?BY *JSCCI*T?0 ft*?' ^ j PEKING. China. May 1?The Chi nese government has definitely re fused some of the most important demands made by Japan. On learn ing of China's decision, the Japanese minister. Eki Hioki, said to the Chi-J nese roreiRu minister. I-u Cheng-] Hsiang: "I am sorry. I believe^ my i government will be disappointed. The Chinese foreign ministry at a meeting today of representatives or rh^ two governments presented China's reply in the shape of a for mal note. This note announced China's rejection of Group ^ of tnfi ? Continued on page 2. first section) DAVIS ELKINS MAY ASK FOR i NOMINATION For Congress in the New See on District at the Hands of Republican Party. LEADERS ARE FOR HIM And a Tentative Understanding Looking to United Support is Being Perfected Now. (SnCIAL TO ?Mr TCLI6RAH > CHARLESTON. .May 1.?A quiet rumor that uives the tone of being well founded and coming from sources indicating that gives strength to it is the report that Davis Elkins, of -Morgan town. will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Con gress in the Second congressional dis trict, which under the new apportion ment consists of Monongalia. Preston. Barbour. Randolph. Tucker. Pendle ton* Grant. Hardy. 'Mineral, Hamp shire. Morgan. Berkeley and Jefferson ?a great big district hut one that r;.any politicians declaro gives both parties an equal chance of election, especially as long as Junior Brown continues to hold the reins on the Democratic side. The same breath that said Davie Elldns would be a candidate also de- : dared that tho man whom Governor Glasscock gave the title of senator as successor to the late Stephen B. i Elkins would have the united support of the Republican leaders of that <Ms- i trict, and that a tentative understand- j ing to that effect is now In course of perfection. , f PHILADELPHIA WOMAN SEES SUCCESS OF HER MOVEMENT FOR MOTHERS' DAY Miss Ana Jarvis Cright) and white card&tions for observance of Mothers' day. May 9. White carnations, symbolic of. maternal devotion-will be the national flower on Sunday. May 9. Mothers' day is to be observed in the churches and elsewhere on that date. The Mothers' day movement was started six . years ago by Miss Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia. Observance of the day has now become -world wide. GERMANY'S WARNING TO SEA TRAVELERS ) To Bring No Action on Part of Government Unless Com plaint is Made. -?r MsociATto w?r?: WASHINGTON. May 1.?The state department has not decide^ to take any action so far as could be learned here tonight in regard to the German embassy advertisement in numerous newspapers warning American travel ers of the risk they ran in traversing the war zone in merchant vessels be longing to Germany's enemies. Scretary Bryan said the matter had not been brought officially to his at tention. It was understood, however, that both ihe British and French em bassies had mentioned the advertise ment today to departmental oftfcials, though in an informal way and with out making any specific complaint or reuest in regard to it. The attitude of the state depart ment is understood to be such that it may take no notice of the advertise ment. unless formal complaint is made. Count Berastorff. the German am bassador. was absent from "Washing ton for the day and none of the em bass staff would discuss the matter. It was explained however that the ad vertisement was inserted in compli ance with general Instructions from Berlin and was what it purported to be a warning to American travelers. Embassy officials of the allied coun tries also were silent on the subject. COLONFIRE Results in the Death of at Least Ten Persons and Causes Desolation. <.?? ASVOCfATKO CO!<OtN, May 1.?The city of Colon, half of which was destroyed toy fire yesterday, presented a scene of deso lation today. According to the police records ton persons lost their lives, two of whom were Panuma police men. and many -were injured. The loss ' is still estimated at aCuntles speit>oun are homeless and are wandering about the streets. Busi-1 ness i?? almost at a standstill although; merchants are making an effort to' resume. Brea dlines have beeoi es-' tab Li shed and the homeless women and children are being cared tor as far as possible. A huge teat elry to! shelter them has been erected under the auspices of the American military authorities. 1 + + + XJtSSKL IS SENT + + TO REStTE FIVE. * + + 4- (By Associated Press). + + WASHINGTON. May I.? + [?fr Admiral Howard, command- 4 ? ingr the Pacitjc fleet, v.-as di- + ? rected today to senu a vessel ??? + to the Guaaaloupe islands off 4> 4- the Mexicau coast. 300 miles + 4- south of San Diego. Calif., to + + rescue live San Francisco + 4> citizens shipwrecked and *+ 4? marooned en the island. No + 4? details of the shipwrecK were ?> + given by Senator-elect Phel- 4> 4* an. of California, who made 4 ?fc. the request. ? 4? 4* ? + + *4- + + * + 4'** + * + *'i' + Six Shells From Big German Guns Fall in Dunkirk at Intervals of Only Ten Minutes. ASSOCIATED WS?1 FOLKESTONE. England. May 1.? [?Refugee sarrivincr here from Dunkirk, France, report that six shells from the German iT-tnch guns fell in Dunkirk" Friday evening at intervals of ten m'nutes. Considerable damage was done to the town. The women and children of Dunkirk are leavins in large numbers. This is the second bambordrnent of the port, the first .having -been reported yesterday as having occurred on Thursday. FLEET BOMBARDS Nagara Violently, Says Athens! Correspondent, But the Forts Do Not Reply. 1JONDON", May 3.?The Athens cor-I respondent of the Exchange Talograp* | Company sends the following despatch regarding operations at the Darda-; nplles: "The fleet violently bombarded Xa-: gara but the forts did not reply "The Turks are unable to pass over j to the Asiatic shore on account of; the Indirect fire of the allies.* Thej Turkish troops at present are concen- i 1 rated around .Maldoi." j And Escapes in Woods after Being Cornered and Caught by Posses. HOUNDS AGAIN ON TRAIL' Harrison County Dogs Do Fine Work Tracking Murderer of Police Chief. ?* + Bm-K FOILS POSSE. + Deputy Sheriff Laco Wolf ? + telephoned from a point in ? ? Webster county to Sheriff -Stout ? ? here Saturday night that the ? ? .posse was hot on the trail of H- ? j+ F. Rose., escaped murderer oil ? ; + Gassaway's policc chief, hav- ? ; ? !ng once come within sight ? | + of him just as he had crossed ? ! + iHolly river in a john boat Tlie + ? | + posse had to go down the river + , 4? about a mile and a half before ? ! + ii could cross and ihis gave ? | + Rose a better start. Mr. Wolf ? ! + said the cscapcd man was. giv- ? j 4? ins out and would likely bo ? i ? soon captured. ? ;? ? After being captured as the result of ; fiiie work by the pair of man-tracMug bloodhounds owned by Sheriff .Ross F. | Stout, of this city, H. F. Rose, wanted , by Braxton county authorities for fatally shoct'nc Police Chief G. O. i Thompson Friday morning at Gassa ; way. made his escape by jumping front a railroad 'rain at Ccntralia. that county. Saturday morning and running into the woods. The toloodfconnds. in charge of Dep i uty Sheriff Laco Wolf, of this city, ! were immediately taken to the Cea rralia section and latest report* by telephone arc to the effect that the dogs are ana in on the man's trail with a bis posse in hot pursuit. Caught Star Kr bacon. ?Rose was captured about an hour after midnight Saturday morning sev eral miles north of Erhacon about on the Braxton-Webster county.line, after the bloodhounds bad successfully fol lowed his trail southwest since early the evening before. .Members -of the posse telephone ahead and the flee ing man was finally cornered between another posse buried ly formed a few miles south and the one with the bloodhounds. Seeing that the game was up lie surrendered without a fight. .Members of the posse then took the man to Erbacon and started with him on the morning Baltimore and Ohio train to Sutton. Xcar Centralia. as the Main was moving along at a pretty socd speed. Rose slyly eluded his cap tors and jumped off. Before the train ccruld be stopped he had disappeared in nearby woods. Dogs Taken Back. In the meantime, deputy Sheriff Wolf with the bloodhounds had re turned northward, to the Coal and Coke railroad, being nearer to -it than to the 'Baltimore and Ohio branch* wheu informed that Rose had been captured. Just as he was leaving Sutton homeward bound members of the posse that had come down the Baltimore and Ohio from Erbacon be j seeched lrim to return with the dogs and aid them in a further search, tor the man in the Centralia. section. At Orlando. Mr. Wolf got off with the cioge. telephoned the situation to Sher .i(T Stout here and was instructed by the latter to return on the next south jbound train and join the posse. Splendid Tracking. ; When Mr. Wolf left Clarksburg with ? the bloodhounds Friday afternoon, he ? went to Orlando where Braxton conn- . | ty authorities had provided a special : train for the purpose of taking him j and the dogs to Gassaway. When the . dogs were placed on the trail, it was ; something iike ten hours old. yet theT readily picked up a scent and started out across the country and through woods in fine shape. The?.' stuck clone 1 to the trail from that time almost steadily "with the result that the posse | was enabled finally to locate the ; pursued man. Xuinerous compliments were be i stocwed upon Deputy Sheriff Wolf for ' the splendid work of Sheriff Stout's bloodhounds and many persons who were skeptical about the ability of hounds to follow the scent of a man declared that the work of this pair of dogs had removed all their doubts * In that respect. For Passing Bad Checks. The alleged offense for which Police Chief Thompson attempted to arrest Rose was the passing of bogus checks, i lie purchased a bicycle recently, it Is declared, and went to Loyland's grocery store in Gassaway in an at tempt to sell the wheel when the po lice cricf came in to arrest him. He Is said to have given a bad check in payment for the bicycle. Rose fired seven shots altogether, then rushed ont of the store and took to the mountains. D. K. Ccipner. who went to Chief Thompson's assistance, was wounded in the right leg. but not seriously. Both wounded men were rushed to the St. Francis hospital at Charleston, where the police chief died Friday night. as previously re ported in the Telegram. Xot roach, hope was held out for Thompson from, the start as the bullet passed entirely - through his body, entering near the heart and passing out through the hip. Rose is alleged to hacve had an accomplice in the passing of the checks and this person was captured (Continued on page t, toft section),.