Hi MONARCH CHEERED BY
-'flOOPS ALU ALONG THE
IIVED AT THE BATTLE
'HEN SERBIA'S FATE HUNG
't IN THE BALANCE.
OREETED WITH WILDEST ENTHU
|1X8M AS HE PASSES ON A
8PIRITED CHARGER. J
resence and words of King Peter,
TServia, are given as the chief
nse of the successes recently
hteved by the Servian army, says
dispatch from Nlah, Servia.
"Soldiers, heroes, your old King has
feito die with you for the Jather
_nd?for Servia. Let us drive out
ie/enemy." These words, ^ K?g
"jlpatch, were pronounced by King
lfter"tieforo , the order for the gen
?fe, attack was given whlch resulted
Sthe defeat o( the Austrlans. The,
Id King arrived on the battle front
t^the supreme moment when
Sy's fate hung in the balance |
Mounted on a charger, he slowly ro i
throueli the Servian lines and was
Shere greeted with wildest en^
"ffin'slasm. HIS words, according to|
SffiTreDort. had the effect of a train ot i
gunpowder, and then the unforgotta-|
ble battle began before Topola.
Concussion of Brain
Watkins, ot Locust avenue. 1
&WM one of the injured parties in ,
g||ift car accident which occurred j
Mfiw days ago on Jackson street,
feg at the present time with eon
lBSioril'of the brnln as a result ot |
received on Ills head. . f i
liver since the accident Mr. Watkins
ftbeen complaining of severe pa Ins
^"ts head and yesterday a physician |
ficaUed who announced the cause
EWheni the car ran into the cemen.
^?'Jhear the American Laundry Mr.
thrown from the seat
Ma head struck the floor,. ?aU.9,"|
avere bump, but not at the time
ight to be serious.
^[Postmaster at Metz
i'jkme's, B. Campbell has been ap
Minted ? postmaster at Metz. W. ..
ii succeed L. A. Metz, and Willis C
Tetrlck .will succeed I. G. DeVault as
ostmaster at Enterprise, Harrlsou
lot^kr postmasters appointed ror
Vest Virginia in the fourth class are.
SfcatTie B. Carlln, at Crawford. Lew
Rcounty, to succeed G. Lanham, Ed
TrifL,. Kimmins, at Dallas. Marshall
Iftity, to succeed S. L. Crider; Zora
Sningham, at Wyatt Harrison
bounty, to succeed C. E. Sharp, Den
jamin F. Connelly, at Ltttleton Wet
"iTcbunty, to succeed J. A. Roger.
1NED FIVE DOLLARS AND COSTS
'llliuin Idock when brought botore
lice Fleming yesterday on thfa
urge of assaulting Steve Polish, coa
fse'd to the charge and was fined ?o
l&OBts. He paid the fine and ob
ned' his release.
tHE WEATHER?West Virginia
d*,: Western Pennsylvania?Cloudy
onlght and Sunday. Probably local
ftw?: , .
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It Is on aale each evening at <?
^the following place*: *
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&A. G. Martln'a News Agency, ?
Jj-Maln street. '/
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IL'ocuat avenue. <?
Hamilton Drug Co., Tenth <>
Moran and Springer, Water ?>
jjJ.-- B. Roae, Main St. and ?>
ffParka avenue. f
? Holt'a Novelty Store, Main
Xlarence Fisher, Grocer, Mar- <?
ket and Columbia Sta., Flrat <?
|Howard C. Cunningham, Gro- ?
Vr,yMorgantown Ave., near <?
wenV Work.. ?
and'1 Mlllan Newa <?
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INSPECTION TRIP OF GLASS MEN
CAUSES WILD RUMORS TO
OFFICE OF COMPANY SAY THAT
THERE IS NO FOUNDATION
While It has been rumored about
tbe state that tbe Owen'B Bottle Ma
ch'nery Company, of Toledo,. Ohio con
teplated locating a now factory
pomewhere In this state or changing
tlie location of some of the old ones,
oitlcials ot the company deny the ru
nor as being without foundation.
It will be recalled that a rpeclal
train containing their representatives
I vent through the city several weeks
ago ami stopped over here for ono
j day. Since that time Mr. Owens, the
I head of the company has also mado
a tour Jf Inspection of the state and
j whs in Fairmont for a short time,
j Those trips probably caused the re
po't that they were seeking a loca
t'oi) for come new plants also with a
view of moving some of their old ones.
I The Chambers of Commerce in sev
er?1! cities of the state, which, were
rvirlted by the special train immediate
ly became busy, trying to land the
row plant If there was to be one for
thf.ir own cities. In reply to a number
cf these letters, the management has
dated that the company was not at
til'* time contemplating the building
of any new factories nor changing the
location but the tour was simply an
inspection trip, taken to acquaint tho
directors and stock holders with-the
true conditlonsof their many factories.
Is Shot Down
BETHANY, W. Va., Dec. 12.?Dr. T.
E. Cramblet, president of Bethany
college, was sh'ot and severely in
jured yesterday afternoon. Howard
Woods, a contracting plasterer, about
30 5'ears old, is accused of tho shoot-1
ing which followed a dispute over
money Woods claimed on a contract
to plaster a dwelling for Dr. Cram
Dr. Cramblet was in the yard when
Woods engaged him in conversation.
The dispute ended, it is said, In Dr.
Cramblet declaring with vehemence
that he owed Woods nothing, and or
dering him oft the premises.
Woods went to the residence of a
friend, it Is said, and borrowed a do
ble barreled shotgun. He hastened
back to the scene of his quarrel and
stood behind a tree, it Is alleged.
When Dr. Cramblet appeared about 50
feet away, he is alleged to have taken
deliberate aim and fired, the contents
of the shell entering one side of the
"r.rr and nock of Dr. Cramblet, who
i to run.
Woods then flred again, witnesses
say, tbe shot entering Dr. Cramblet's
back. This time the college president
fell to the ground unconscious.
Woods was captured by Mayor
Wade Pilchard and taken to Welis
burg, where he was placed in the
The side of Dr. Cramblet's face Is
terribly lacerated, and If he recovers
he will be permanently disfigured. The
wounds in the back cover an area ot
about six square inches. Physicians
say Dr. Cramblet will recover nniess
Woods refuses to discuss the shoot
ing, further than to mutter repeated
ly that "Nobody could give him the
worst of it."
Prof. W. B. Taylor, vice president
of Bethany college, said tonight that
Dr. Cramblet's injuries are not as
serious as first feared. A heavy ov
ercoat, which he wore protected his
back, and the shot which entered his
face, temple, neck and hand have
BRIEF OFFICERS HUNT MAN.
Deputy ShorilT, C. M. Fee, Jr., Con
stable, C. W, Betts, and Chief of Po
lice John O'Brlan all of Unlontown,
Pa., were in this city last night look
ing for Jim Romaneo, an Italian who
Is wanted in Uniontown for tbe mur
derer of another Italian who was shot
to death in his store In that city a few,
weeks ago. The officers say that the
fugitive was traced to this part of
West Virginia. They went on to
The commissary of the Indian troops Great Britain sent to France Is something different and apart from
that of the regular troops from England, Belgium and France. They must have not only their own eatables,
but their own methods of cooking. T his photograph shows them making c hupattles, a sort of round, flat cake,
much like an enlarged pancake, which they cook over fires made in the ? round. The dish is one of the neces
saries of the Hindoo regime, and seldom does a day pass in the cam p of these troops when they do not
Failed To Effect A Junction
For The Relief Of Cracow
MEETING WAS HELD IN CLARKS
BURG TODAY?SEVERAL MAT
JOHN GUY PRICHARD, PRESIDENT
WAS PROMINENT MEMBER
The "West Virginia Athletic Associa
tion, of which John Guy Prichard, of
this city, la president, is holding the
second annual meeting in Clarksburg
today. It is probable that at the meet
ing today, arrangements will be made
for the holding ot the State Inter-Col
legiate Track Meet some time in the
spring, also the place will likoly be
selected. This event was held In this
city last spring and proved quite an
attraction, as it brought students here
Irom every part ot the state.
While the assacoaition during its
shhort existence has not accomplished
all of its alms, It has had the effect of
; causing each school to consider the
management fo its own athletics with
a view to making all teams clean.
It is the itnentlon of the association
to make the rules more stringent each
year until West Virginia athletics are
o na par with athletics in the schools of
The following schools are members
of the association: "??'
West Virginia University, Wesleyan,
Marshall, Davis and Elklns, Salem,
Morris Harvey, Fairmont Normal and
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER DE
MANDS INVESTIGATION OF
ARMY AND NAVY.
SOMETHING WENT WRONG WITH
THE TIMING OF THE GERMAN
INDIVIDUAL ARMIES ARE REPULS
ED BEFORE THEY COUUD
LITTLE HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED!
BY THE CAPTURE OF LODZ.
NO SEQUEL FOLLOWS.
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Deo.12.i-The close of the
eighth ..week.of .Tyac_flnds'the stirring
operations In the eastern theatre of
chief (mediate importance. Since the
military headquarters on both sides
profess satisfaction with the situation
as it affects their respective armies and
are giving outsiders inly scant oppor
tunity of forming independent Juddg
metn. it is difficult to estimate precise
ly the significance of what is happen
Nevertheless,It Is now being said by
Britsh commentators that something
went wrong with the timing of Austro
German operations for the relief of
Cracow. The converging columns ap
parently failed to effect a junction, with
the result that General Dlmltriess, for
mer Bulgarian minister at Petrograddd,
seems lo have ben able to inflict a
sharp reverse on the Teutonic forces
by repulsing the individual armies be
fore they had time to concentrate. Fur
ther to the north the capture of Lodz,
so far as known, had not a spectacular
Military writers in Berlin have warn
ed the public not to base excessive ex
pectations on the capture of Lodz.
While the invtders made a serious
onslaught against the Russians north
east of Lodz on Wednesday and Thurs
day in attempts to break through to
ward Warsaw, they appear to have ac
complished lltle. It is considered, how
ever. that the Germtns Just now are
placing chief reliance on the efforts to
turn the right flank of the army of
Grund Duke Nicholas through efforts
of the Invadng forces whch have been
pushed forward from the drecton of
Mlawa near the Prussan border.
In France and Belgium, while no
genral advances have ben signaled,
the steady pressure of the allied armies
on the German line is believed to pre
sage an etrly genral offensive move
ment. The Germans which surrounded
Yprcz months ago are still attacking
that town. Their onslaughts yesterday
were violent and they, succeeded in cap
turing a French trench. Their occupa
tion of this position,, however, was of
short duration, for before nightfall the
allies were btck again.
Dresden Takes Refuge
In Patagonian Inlet
??LjONDON, Dec. 12.?A dispatch from
Valparaiso, Chile, says it is reported
that the German cruiser Dresden has
taken refuge'In an inlet on the coast
of Patagonia. The Dresden!- Is tae
enly vessel of the. German squadron
which met the British fleets In the
South Atlantic, December the 8th not,
yut accounted for.
BRITISH SQUADRON TAKES COAL.
PANAMA^ Dec.12.?It Is persistently
reported here today that a squadron,
of six British warships met four Brit
ish colllera yesterday at a point on the
hJg hseaa, 60-mlles south of Panama,
and coaled from jthem.'- It-Is believed
locally that these warships came from
the Australian waters. Ohet_of?them
In Poland Is
UNABLE TO TURN' THE MUSCO
VITES' RIGHT AND LEFT
REDUCED TO MAKING BLOODY)
AND USELESS ATTACKS ON
Bt Absociatzd Press.]
PARIS, Dec. 12.?A Petrograd cor
respondent says the Germans' plans In
Poland had completely failed. His
"The Gorman plan, which consist
ed of turning the Russian right wing;
at Lowicz and at the same time com
pleting a similar maneuver on the
extreme left, has completely failed.
The Germans are reduced to mak
ing bloody and useless attacks on our
CLAIM THAT GERMANY WAS TRY
ING TO SMUGGLE THEM
By Associated Press.
AMSTERDAM, via London, Dec. 12.
?A correspondent at Hansweert,
Netherlands, declares that the Dutch
authorities have seized 15 river boats
containing cargoes of grain and other
goods, which It is alleged, the Ger
mans are attempting to smuggle by
way of the river Scheldt.
The German authorities, the corre-|
spondent adds, contend that the car
goes are private property.
Will Erect Building
For Circus Seats|
Harry. Stautbury,, manager of i
letlcs at Weslegan college, was In thl
city yesterday, and closed a con.
with Klsner Brothers for'the erectlc
or a building to house the circus seat: !
he bought outright, and which were |
used the past season at Fairmont
Wheeling and Clarksburg.
These seats will be used again next
season. ' Several big games have al
ready been scheduled for South Side
Sultan's Fleet Shell
Russian Seaport |
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Deo. 12.?A dispatch re
ceived here from Constantinople: Via
Berlin,says a Turkish fleet yesterday
bombarded.the environs of Batum, the
Russian sea.'port on the eastern coast
of the Black sea. One hundred Rus
Sir Edward Grey, British foreign
minister, who was perhaps the" most
prominent figure in European politics
outside of Germany Ju?t before the
war bogan,?Jiow haa time to rest. Mln
Jsteri.'of war and the naYTihavetaken
To The Public
NEW STRUCTURE SPANDING
DEEP CHA6M NEAR GASTON
The concrete bridge, between this
city and the Country Club was oponod
to the public today at 11:30 o'clock
when the barriers were removed, by
the West End Construction company,
which company constructed the bridge.
The bridge is a concrete affair and
crosses the ravine nt;ar Gaston. Since
the good roads construction work be
gan the road to and from the Country
Club was closed, largely on account of
the unfinished condition of the bridge.
Today at 11:30 the engineers In
charge of the construction took down
tlie bars and the road was open to the
The first passenger to cross the
I'lidge was Mr. George Stanly Welir
Icy, of the Hayman Green House Com
pany. Mr. Wehrley in company with
Marshall Hamilton, of the Fairmont
Pharmacy were enroute from the
Country Club to the city, and reached
the bridge in the Stoddard Dayton
roadster, driven by the former, Just
in time to see the bars taken down
and thus achieved distinction of be
ing the first passengers to cross tins
The completion of the bridge will be
hailed with delight, by those who fre
quently travel the road between Fair
mont and the Country Club, as travel
lias been Impeded for some time over
this road. The road construction work
is also about, completed on this thor
CONFESSED TO CHARGE.
Sandie Jolllvich was arrested at
Barrackvil'.e yesterday by Constable
Riggs and brought before Justice
Fleming on the charge of being drunk.
He confessed to the charge and was
fined $1 and costs.
BRITISH FOREIGN MINISTER
ON WEEK-END OUTING.
GERMANY WAS WILLING IF ALL
OTHER NATIONS WERE AGREED!
SCHEME FAILED WHEN RETRO
GRAO DECLINED TO ACCEPT
Bt Associated Pbess.I
ROME,, Dec. 12.?-The vatic
thoritles today made public
ment setting forth the sffort-s
the Pope to obtain a trucejin^jref
ropean war during the ^Chl?,
season. -vThe efforts of thejJJontJ"
fortunately failed, according to t]
uouncement. "owing-to the
tion of a certain power."
The Hirst announcement oft^SHgjyf
oa the part of the Pope for a' tric ^
Europe ove the Christmas holiday
press bureau two days ago,, which
'.hen said that Gerroany.,wai'fafrefc
nolo to this proposal proTfdedial"; ~
or powers concerned accepte4~'it!,__ ,_t.
tcrday the press bureau said thatlfiut'
limited cessation of hostilities.1.^,
By Associated Press. ?
COPENHAGEN, via London/^
12.?News has been received,hergi
the great Gottorp barracks i'neais'
have been completely destroye__
fire, the origin of which ia'-keD|f
The Gottorp barracks areJatiou
miles northwest of klel)jonp^?ff
between Schlcl and Bursg?jj^|
Seized by Wargj
Br Associated Press.] : igmg
LONDON, Dec, :12.? . 3$
steamer with a cargf) ot_..J;p
nil proceeding to '"IfiSjrap?
United -States has'T.fieS
Gibraltar by a British
cording to reports received
By a Cosllyf
here early today destroy'edj
building occupied by the-8'
Dry Goods Company, causii
estimated at 5400,000. Fall
did $20,000 damage to a mov*'
theatre and another dry t
netrby.. ' ? ?5i-s
ADMITTED TO HOSPIT
Thomas Bachman, a coal :
ployed at the Solon mine
ston, is In the Miner's '
this city, suffering, wlth^t
in his leg above thekneef5
flirted himself yesterflajrg
with a home-made revolv
a shotgun The word of'J
ivas sent to Clarksburg.yc
Sheriff Eoss F. Stout,;'went
Eton to investigate the shooti.
elded that i? was ac&denti
mediately made arrangemed'
the man to the hospICal.'? v'i
RUSSIA 18.. $33
There will be El
Officers on Thi
guested to be preseN
W. H. RANDOr
NOTICE TO TAXP
City taxes are now auo
at the office of the Tre
ing December only no In
charged. After Decemb
Interest will be chargid
paid taxes. '
Taxes will be colle
possible by the Trea
uary 1, 1915. ' *sM
Why not call at the ofl
your interest and "a-tvl
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