Fair Sunday; Monday fair and
CLARKSBURG, W. VA., STWDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1915.
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ARE IN DANGER SCENE OF A TRAGEDY
uermany is Believed to Be
Planning to Attack Them to
Cut off Oil Supply.
MEXICO IN THE SCHEME
Washington. Officials along
with Foreign Diplomaats
(?Y AtlO-IATKD PRCIS1
"WASHINGTON. Oct. 23.?A tangled
akeln of circumstances Is perplexing
officials here, pointing either to the
Institution ol a new commcrce raiding
campaign by Germans in the Carib
bean sea. or the beginning of a series
of fllloustering expeditious against
Mexico. The justice, navy and state
departments have worked on the mys
tery several weeks, without success.
The departure of several s*a going
motorboats, the escape of Gorman
?warrant officers interned at Norfolk
and the mysterious movements of sev
eral American yuchts in the gulf of
Mexico have baflled, not only officials
ot the Washington government who
. are anxious to prevent violations of
| neutrality through its American teiVi
tory as a base of naval operations, but
also agents of the British government,
, who fear a commerco raiding cam
f paign is about to bo begun against the
j tank steamers which carry oil from
Mexican portH for use ot the British
navy. The circumstances, which offic
ials believe are all connected in a gen
eral way. follow:
1. The sudden departure of six
interned German warrant officers from
Norfolk, in the motof* boat Eclipse,
provisioned for several days voyage.
2. The arrival at Buena Ventura.
Colombia, of an American ship "Aca
demy" from San Francisco, heavily
provisioned. One of the owners of the
Academy telegraphed the government
here that the vessel had no instruc
tions to go to Colombia. The captain
ot the vessel claimed that he put into
the 'Colombian harbor for repairs.
Some doubt exists as to the real iden
tity ot the vessel, and officials have
sent to the American consul at Callao
the registry number of the Academy
and have asked for a complete descrip
Mexicans in Plot.
3. Two yachts, the Alameda and
the Ventura, have been lying at Key
"West, Via,, for several weeks. Louis
Vanhorn, ot New York City, who
owned them originally. i3 understood
to have sold the Alameda to a General
Fasquero. The Venturo was recently
stolen, it Is claimed, from Key West,
by "Mexican pirates." and recovered
by an American coast patrol.
4. An American sailing vessel
called the Two Sisters went aground
on an island oft the roast of Louisiana
recently claiming to have come from
(Mexico for repairs. Her status is
The American ship Zealandia left
OPensacola, Fla., suddenly at night,
'with a large stock or provisions on
board for Tampico, Mexico, and with
a number of Germans in its crew. The
arrival of the \ossel at Tampico has
been reported, where an investigation
?will be made. An American flag paint
ed on the side of the vessel originally
had been painted out. It is claimed
the vessel flew the German flag ? at
? sea but this has been denied by the
Yacht Still Missing.
An American yacht. Ethel, disap
peared from Jacksonville. Fla., within
the last two weeks and has not been
I found. Officials have two theories as
to the meaning of this scries of hap
penings. One is that wealthy Mex
icans la the United States are financ
ing filibustering expeditions that have
gome connection with the raids in the
vicinity of Brownsville. Tex., and the
other is that small boats putting out
from the I'nited States are being met
at sea and armed with guns of maxlum
calibre for raiding purposes.
The latter theory originated when
a British tank steamer arriving in a
Soutli American port reported that on
its way from Tuxpam, Mexico, it had
been flred upon at sea by a small boat.
The belief exists in some quarters
here that a base ot operations has been
established on an Island near the coast
of Haiti, where ?Hns have been accum
ulated for use on small boats that are
brought there from the United States.
Groat Britain and France have
maintained a patrol of cruisers in the
Caribbean and the Hens are being
scoured for suspicious craJtt.
Settlement Gives Men a Short
er Day and a Five Per
! tmr ASSOCIATED PROS)
SCHENECTADY, N. Y.. Oct. 23.?
The strike lor an eight hour day,
whleh ha-S been carried on since
October 4, by 13,000 employes of the
General Electric Company's plant
here was settled tonight by the
strikers agreeing to accept the com
pany's offer of settlement made be
fore the strike began. ?
I Under the settlement the em
ployes agreed to a nine and one-half
hour day and a: five per cent increase
;in wages immediately, and a nine
! hour cay and another Ave per cent
increase on October 1, 1916, and
agreed to return to work Monday
i morning. Before the strike they had
| worked ten hours a day.
| The strike was a part of a cam
? palgn for an eight hour day inaugu
rated recently in the East by the In
ternational Association of machinists
and- -was actively"fiT'chargS' "of^Vice
President,J. J. Keppler.
The settlement was announced
late tonight, after a series of con
ferences between General Manager
Emmons and a grievance committee
j of the strikers.
Mr. Emmons SRlfl tonight that the
strikers had lost more than $600,000
in wages. He was unable to esti
mate the company's loss at this time
Is a Young School Teacher,
Member of a Prominent
DODGE CITY. Kan.,"" Oct. 23.?
Posses were abroad tonight in search
of the person who attacked and choked
to death Miss Nellie Byei's, a school
teacher and member of a prominent
family, near here toeay. Miss Byers's
body was found early today hidden
under a pile of brush. Her body was
terribly mutilated and slashed with a
knife and her clothing ' had been
stripped from her. The clothing has
not been found except a sweater Jack
et, which had been used to choke her
Killing Widely Known Huntington
H. B. Gray. Jr., aged 46 years, a
widely known local machinist was in
stantly killed this afternoon when
a cyllnderlcal Iron piston head
which he and two other men had
heated to repair, exploded. Water
absorbed into a porous section or
the metal case is believed to have
caused the explosion. Gray is said
to have made the first gus engiue
Secretary Redfielri of the De
partment of Commerce
tmr ASSociA-EB mess)
WASHINGTON', D. C.. Oct. 23.?
Plans .for. handling the export trace?
of the United Statas fc'nrocgh a trust
company, co-opera'-i"K with tho la
cial government is orts.r -o c-oU
interference with cargoes. w?t? an
nounced today by Sccretai^ r.edfleid
of the department of coinmerce, after
a conference with Assist'ict Se?iretar/
Peters of the treasury aepartment.
Assistant Secretary Vrotmv.'.. of thv
department of agricnltu.-e md a num
ber of exportew, trustee* of the ','om
The company will be called the
American Overseas Trust. Compaay.
and will handle the American- export
business .along.the lines, fallowed by
the Netherlands Overseas Trust Com
pany with the import business ot
. Holland. Secretary Redfleld said that
...... ... .....
Prominent Merchant Jealous of i
Wife, Commits a Double
WOUNDS "TWO OTHERS
Murderer himself Flees Into
Wyoming County Where
He Has Shot Picked.
HUNTINGTON, Oct. 23.?Armed
deputies of tbe sheriff of Logan coun
ty ,are In pursuit and are said to have
surounded Burke McClure, 44, form
erly a prominent merchant of Man,
Logan county, who is alleged to have
shot and killed his beautiful young
wife, Mrs. Josephine McClure, 26.
and her cousin, Mrs. Gertrude John
an. 30, of Christian, Logan county,
yesterday afternoon and to have shot
and wounded Miss Grave Justico and
Charles Perry. Perry also shot and
wounded McClure, whom he attacked
in an attempt to save Miss Justice.
Mrs. McClure. wfco had befen stay
ing with relative* p?*r: B??laoursvllle,
In this county,'- since her estrange
ment from her hus.bun, which is Rata
to have T>e8n due to his jealousy, b?d
gone to her former; home.to. get her
effects. Learning of her presence her
hUsband took a shotgun to .the house
and calling her to door, discharged
its contents into her body. He then
went in search of her cousin, Mrs.
Johnson, whom lie shot in the back
of the head. Only the Interference
of I'erry saved Miss Justice from a
McCiure fled Int Wyoming county,
wh/re he stopped at a physician's of
fice and had the shot picked from his
face, i'e had been saved from ser
ious injury by the light charge in
[Perry's shotgun. His wife, whose
maiden name was Christian, was a
momlior of one "of the best known
i families in southern West Virginia.
Of Protestant Men and Women I
is Pulled off in Pittsburg
Down town Streets.
(?V ASSOCIATED FRKSS)
PITTSBURG, Oct. 2'J.?rifty thou-|
sand men and women, behind eight?;
brass bands and drum corps partici
pated in tbe Protestant parade here!
?today through the downtown streets.
,'rhe parade, which was the largest
jever held In this City, was viewed by
;more than 200,000 persons, blocking
traffic for hours ia tho downlown sec
tion. The marchers were revivewed
by Mayor Joseph O. Armstrong.
ray associatcd mcw
MARTIN3BURG. Oct. 23.?City
iicalth authorities today ordered
that no children under sixteen years
of age be allowed to eater a moving
picture theater or other place of
amuseiuent owissr to :i diphtheria epi
demic here. During tho par,.-, two
veeks forty-four cases have be".n
reported to the authorities.
?ANY WILL :
while it would if no se~so he a gov-j
!eminent orsanixatlon ror he officially'
i recognised by- the ,?c-.fT.mont, lt|
;wonld.be ';in close touch with var
tiou- dep-runee'.? of :'ae povfriiment,"
'whose agents votild see that its op
erations w?rc "impartial and neu
This was regarded as ir.ear.lng that
I ins America!- Ov:-?ees Tr'ist Com
? ;iaay will assure ;he Ftiropean gov
; tirnmeptu with which it deals, that
inn goods exported under its snper
ivijjon will reach opposing belllgernate
"The r.-jject oi the schema," Secrt
'x.ty iicoileid s?Jd. " is to r-nctire th?
' ??aoveaui'-t of uentiT.l,commerce nnder
;3uc:a au lhor.it ivo auspices as to atu
'.sure tna- it .will not be interrupted.
!".'hai pRvt. of the pine to be undertake
---? hv c.i'parUiient of cor
|a.vrtt under Ih-i arnuigtinenls djs
jcuHse.i to&y, Tfould the ascertain
!lne by coirmerrFil attache*. commer
cial agents and other officers, that
the operations of the plan were strict-1
iIy Impartial and neutral."
CALIFORNIA GIRLS BRING PRESIDENT INVITATION SIGNED BY
300,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN TO VISIT PANAMA FAIR; HE MAY GO
Left to right: Mrs. Gaillard Stoney (chaperon),'Miss Dorothy Starr, Miss Alt^ia McCaen and Miss Esther BelL
All the way from California came these three girls and their chaperon, bringing.-with them an invitation
signed by 300,000 California school children, urging President Wilson to attend the two California expositions.
The president told them he would go if he could possibly find time. The girls also brought as a gift from Cali
f9mia gold to be used in making the wedding ring for Mrs. Gait, the bride-to-be of President Wilson.
THIRTY THOUSAND WOMEN ARE
Fifth Avenue in New York is!
Occupied by Street Pag-, j
eant for Four Honors.
NEW. YOTlK^Oot^lS'-?Fifth ave
nue for nottrs today, was given over
to the largest woman suffrage parade
e\er witnessed anywhere. It was the
women's appeal to the people of New
York :? i illy Section of Nov<mibef -
from a number of state? which have
2-ven women the right to vote.
Participated in by women from
every state In the country and from
?rtore than twenty foreign countries,
by women from every phase of busi
ness, educational, artistic, official
life, the parade extended from Wash
ington Square to Central park and
although it began shortly after 3
o'clock it was long after dark when
the lju;t mavebers had finished.
Five Thousand Men.
Suffrage leaders estimated that
30,000 women were in line. In ad
dition there were 5,000 men repre
senting, the leaders said,, only about
half of the men who had signed
pledges that they would (participate.
The line ot march, sldowalks, hotel
balconies and windows of clubs,
stores and apartment houses were
with spectators. Both sides of
agifth. avenue, with the yellow ban
nered women marchers moving be
tween, were banked throngs of peo
i pie, estimated by the police to ex
; ceed 200,000. All the side streets
i off the avenue were blocked with au
, tomobiles, wagons and improvised
I reviewing stands. There were thirty
| band, and it was said, 16,000 yellow
I banners. It required four hours.and
'twenty minutes for the parade to
pass any one of the reviewing stands.
The. weather was Ideal, with the
bright October sun illuminating the
varied features of the pageant-as it
moved . up, the thoroughfare where
the noise of traffic had given way to
. music mingled wlUi the cheers of
j women. A. breeze fluttering the my
i riads of banners and streamers, gave
i a touch of lively animation to the
! parage. As darkness fell, the lights
< of shops "till disclosed the seeming
ly endlefc* lines -of marchers, eight
and sixteen abreast.
? March after Dark
, It.was 7:15 o'clock when the last
j section reached -Cen tral park. Of the
I iConunOTd onPsge 2, First Section )
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(By Associated rPess.)
LONDON'. Oct. 23.?The Na
tional Liberal Club is initiating
a movement for the Betting
aside of a day to be known as
"Cavell day," on which the na
tion colloctivcly would pay
homage to the memory oj Miss
Edith Cavell, the English nurse
executed in Belgium by the
German, military authorities.
+ + + + * + + + + + + +
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23.?The
United Daughters o? the Confederacy
brought tholr twenty-second annual
convention to a close tonight with the
selection of Dallas. Tex.,. for next
At the Home of a Brother-in
Law of- Fiancee With His
Fiancee and Daughter.
(?V AffOCIATCB Pffias) .
WASHINGTON", Oct. 23.?President
"Wilson, Mrs. Norman Gait and Miss
Margaret Wilson motored to Emmlts
"burg, Md. .ten miles from the Gettys
burg, Md., ten miles from the Gettys
eon at the home PT Sterling Gait, a
brother-in-law of the president's
fiance. A crow'd gathered from neigh
boring towns around Mr. Gait's home
while the president was at lunch and
applauded when he appeared to be
gin the return trip.
The- White Rouse party spent thrta
hours at Emmlttsburg, returning to
Washington after dark..
TO APPEAL FOR RELIEF
FROM MEXICAN RAIDS
First to Texas Governor, Next
to Gen. Funston and Then
to President Wilson..
CUV ASSOCIATED HUP
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 23.
?Nineteen residents of the border
country, accompanied by Adjutant
General Henry Hutching*, of Texas,
were adopted reciting that for the
last/three years Innumerable acts or
violence have been committed with
in the boundaries of Texas by armed
Mexican bandits and revolutionists
-who take refuge across the Rio
Grande in Mexico. From this asylum
and -with whatever assistance they
can secure on the Texas side, accord
ing to the resolutions, they commit
' will depart Monday afternoon for depredations' after which they re
A us tin whore they will lay the bor
j der situation before Governor "J. B.
I Ferguson. The committee appoint
ed by a mass meeting-here today,
will go to Fort Sam Houston, at San
Antonio to see Major-General Fred
erick Funston after which it expects
to go toVWashington In a- body to
appeal ?' for relief from - continuous
outrages -by Mtsxlcan bandits.
The border was quiet today. Be
sides empowering the committee to
present the facts to the-authorities,
the- meeting- also ? empowered It to
take .whatever further steps it
deemed, necessary- to ? bring- a return
turn to the Mexican side of the river.
The resolutions set forth that con
ditions arc now such in this section
of Texas that residents of the cons
ties affected are panic-stricken and
that in. many Instances have for
saken their homes and property and
Bed to other sections of the country.
The resolutions set forth further
that' "it is an indisputable fact thai
the bandits and raiders are receiving
comfort and assistance from, and be
ing recruited upon the Mexican side
of the river and that local authorities
on/the Mexican 'side are if not as
of normal conditions. ? Resolutions' (Continued on page 2, 1st section.)
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Allies Are Markini
ITALY BEGINS OFFEN.SI
? ! ? ?
Russians Menace the Rea
the German Army Which;
is Trying to Take Port
(iy AMOCIATIO PRKW. i
LONDON, Oct. 23.?Widely sep
aratefl, though synchronous', direr
slons by the-entente forces on Ian '
and sea, designed evidently a* pri
liminary moves to relieve thestral
on Serbia pending the time allle
troop.i of sufficient weight'can reife'..;
the Balkan front, liave marked the
development, of the- last, thirty-six
Italy, ? Saving confined itself for-,
weeks to local actions, Isolated at
tacks and' coiihter attacks, ha
launched a.- general-offensive; alon_
the Tyrol and Trantino frontiers, of
Austria. Allied warships, inc
Russian voxels, have, batter
Bulgarian port's" in'the Ae'gfe
Rjissla, has. created the.presi
the eastern front; anil hy a coil,
combined, land and sea optfratio
has firing1 fti'en arid guns on thi-db
of'Soiirlarfdr hirifety tiillos northe
of Riga, ?tlius menacing the re
General von Bnuloiv's army/ \.
for a,long time has' been trftng'to"
take the Baltic port.
Surprise Landing. '
The news, of the 'surprjse landing
is disclosed in the Berlin o.ffidkU
communication, which describes the
forces landed as of small strength. Y
The fact that a Russian vassal'par-,
ticipated in the bombardment of, the
Bulgarian coast is attested by a-BrIt;
ieh official statement, and Is.welcom
ed in England as an incident which
will dispel the idea supposed -to; be
held by many Bulgars. that they.are
fighting Serbia only, and not their
former ally, Russia. The Russian
southern fleet, of course, is locked
in behind the. Dardanelles and the'",
only Russian warship in Aegean, wat- '
ers, so far as is known is the cruiser
Russian Ships Mentioned.
The admiralty statement relative
to the bombardment speaks collec
tively of "British, F/ench and Rus-1
slan ships;" so it is impossible to1
state the make up of the squadron.
If Italian craft took part it has-not
been made known to England.
Russian participation, howetver,
has given stronger color to the re
cent rumohi that it plan; the land-;
ing of tfoops on the BulgariHa Blac"
.What progress the > British a&L,
French troops are making In their I
advance northward to the celief of 3
Serbia is still withheld, and there ?
are misgivings in many quarters that '
Serbia never will be saved In'this
way. Greece's apparently authentic
demand that allied soldiers, to In
sure its safety rather than , allied' :
concessions to expand Its dominions.,
constituted its price for aligning it
self against central powers and .Tur
key, carries the implication that j
regards the forced landed at SaloniK
as far from adequate for the pur
Roumania's stipulation goveiroln
its entry Into the war In behalf of
the Entente powers, has, accor
to reports, narrowed to ? a aim
though more specific , demand -for.
400,000 allied troops to i Insure lit
against invasion. France, it'is ar
gued, in some quarters here, could
hardly spare the men, and so tf
burden would necessarily fall ? i
Russia and Great Britain, prlmar
_ The king's appeal for recrulti
England has had a marked : eU?>,
on today's enlistments, according .to
the London, papers, and its ultimate
efTect, with a -fair trial of the Bar"
of Derbyfs plan may decide the moo
ed question of constription. That tt
Serbians' position is grave is the
opinion of the British press. With I
this admission there is developing '
daily an Increasing rancor of Greee's
attitude, coupled with demands that
the allies do not allow Its poliqr to ?
drift while there Is a possibility 'o
its returning against ibe Entente.
Engn?h Not Mentioned.
A Serbian ofBcial communi
refers to the presence of I
troops co-operating with the
forces in the neighborhood
mitsa, but In none of the
cations since the beginning of
new. Balkan campaign has th? ?
"Continued on page.;
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