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TODAY'8 NEWS TODAY.
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fairmont west virginia, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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e Turkish Battleship
'essudieh Is Torpedoed
By A British Submarine
J|. Goethals
Reiterates
His Request
j^TS TWoIwEDO BOAT DE.
wSTROYERS sent TO THE CA
***-" NAL ZONE.
IBEKtions -5Tneutrality
Bxhrough wireless is
CHARGED.
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? Abbociated Press,! colonel
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14?Colons
WMSsastss;
m by SSTtSSSlJial nature ,
clrtonel Goethals' dispatch, Secrc
tJ&Sson declined to make 11,
SmRrtib He issued this statemen .
"The substance of the dispatch _is
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m ? wr" ar ^rtheorrdc.
Ithe matter up ^ ag the re.
^eD1? are fully ascertained pro
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^Secretary Garrison declined^to dis
pitlnlted States.
Tesden Escapes _
Without Injury
Dec. 14.-DIS
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?erman Chancellor s
J Son Seriously Hurt
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grand heen captured
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ENGLISH TORPEDO BOAT B-ll ENTERED MINED
STRAITS AND DESTROYED DREADNOUGHT
WHICH WAS GUARDING MINED FIELD OF
THE DARDENELLES.
DIVED UNDER THE FIVE ROWS OF MINES?SUB
MERGED FOR NINE HOURS BUT RETURNS
SAFELY?A MOST DARING FEAT SUCCESS
FULLY ACCOMPLISHED.
Bt Absoctatts Presh.1
LONDON, Dec. 14.?A communication issued by the
official bureau to day announces that the Turkish battle
ship Messudieh has been torpedoed by a British subma
rine. The official statement is as follows:
"Yesterday submarine B-ll in charge of Lieut. Com
mander Norman Holbrook, of the royal navy .entered
theDardenellesandinspiteof the difficult current dived
under five rows of mines and torpedoed the Turkish bat
tleship Messudieh, which was guarding the mine field.
Although pursued by gun fire and torpedo boats, the
B-ll returned safely after being submerged on one occa
sion for nine hours. When last seen the Messudieh was
sinking by the stern.
The Messudieh was a veary old boat, having been
built in England in 1874 and reconstructed in 1903. She
was 332 feet long, 59 feet beam and 10,000 tons. She had
a speed of 17y2 knots and her battery consisted of 2 9 2-10
guns and 12 6-inch guns. In the war with Greece in 1912
the Messudieh was reported badly damaged in a naval
battle in the Darednelles. She carrieda vrew of 600 men.
PRO- GERMANS MOBBED
BY ROME CROWD AND
MEETING DISPERSED.
ROME, Dec. 14.?Two hundred pro
ermans who attempted to hold a pri
vate meeting to protest against the
probability of intervention by Italy
oil the side of the allies, were rough
ly handled. The throwing of money
ist the pro-Germans was because the
meeting had been financed by Ger
many and the mob wished to show
that this was understood.
Sidewalks
Are Cleared
By Shovelers
MOST OF THE CITIZENS HEED
MAJOR BOWEN'S PROCLAMA
TION.
CITY TAKES CARE OF CROSSINGS.
POLICE URGE TARDY ONES
TO GET BUSY.
Mayor Anthony Bowen is congrat
ulating himself because be had the
forethought a few days ago to place
a notice in the West Virginian in the
form of a proclamation, asking the
citizens of the city to keep the side
walks In front of their residences and
business houses, clear of snow, dur
ing the winter season.
On account of this little request
probably more people than ever be
fore were out bright and early this
morning using the snow shovels in a
vigorous manner. While the number
of shovelers has increased, there are
still many people who have not heed
ed the proclamation and today the
city Police wore Instructed to visit
property owners where the snow still
lies on the walks In front of their
property and asked that it be re
moved. -
Mayor Bowon says that the city
is doing its part with the means av
hand to keep the crossings clear
and the street workers have been
busy today, removing the enow from
the bridges, and part of the street cros
sings. Ho again wishes to emphasize
and appeals to the citizens to do their
part and evon mora in cleaning the
sidewalks and asks lliat every person
take an interest in this manner.
Two Americans
Killed by Mexicans
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14.?Thos.
Francis and another American whose
name has not been determined have
been killed in Sonora, Mexico, accord
ing to a report today from the Amer
ican consular agent at Cananea.
Secretary Bryan directed an inves
tigation. No details were given in
today's dispatch except that the killing
took place between Agua Prieta and
Nacocarl.
MONTENEGRO, Dec. 14.?kfter two
days of fighting Montenegrin forces
have captured Nlshnegrad and driv
en the Austrians back to the other
side of the River Drina,
MAN WALKS 1,300 MILES
THROUGH CANADIAN WILDS
TO JOIN ALLIED FORCES
MONTREAL, Dec. 14.?A walk of
1,300 miles to the nearest railway sta
tion in order to .report for military
service?sucli was the recent jaunt of
Kernand Tremeur of Fort Providence
on the Mackenzie River. Tremeur Is
one of 52 French reservists, mostly
from the Yukon and Alaska, that left
last night for New York to sail to
morrow on the steamer Rochainbeau
| for Havre.
Official
Statement
For Today
By Press.
BERLIN, via wireless to London,
Dec. 14.?An official communication
Issued today by the German army
headquarters says: "Light atacks by
(lie French on parts of our position
between the river Meuse and the Vos
ges mountains were easily repulsed.
Otherwise nothing of importance re
mains to be reported from the western
theater of war.
"From East Prussia and Southern
Poland there is nothing to report.
"In Northern Poland our operations
aro taking their normal course.
PARIS, Dec. 14.?The French offi
cial communication given out in Paris
this afternoon is as follows:
"There has been nothing of Import
ance to report between the sea and
the Oise. In the region of the Aisne
and to the northwest of Soupier the
enemy bombarded violently our en
trenchments. We replied and demol
ished his position. There were no
Infantry attacks from one side or the
other. Our artillery destroyed an im
portant field works of the enemy in
the vicinity of Allies. In the Argonne
at the forest of Lagrurie, we have
made slight progress by the use of
mines. There were no attacks from
the enemy. On the heights of the
Meuse there have been violent can
nonading. Batteries of the enemy
would have appeared to have been
moved to positions north. In the
Woevre district, after having occu
pied a line of entrenchments along a
600 yard front, In the forest of Mfcrt
mare, our troops repulsed two vio
lent counterattacks. In Alsace our ad
vance has brought our front to a line
that passes 425 yards to the north of
Stelnbach, thence to Pont de Aspac
and then to Pont de Brinighoefen, l,
300 yards to the west of Eglingen.
SERVIA, Dec. 14.?During the days
of December 10, 11 and 12, the ene
my continued to retire along the en
tire front. The Servian advance
guards have progressed as far as Vol
ilk and Bosniak in the direction of
Shavats and as far as Zavlaka in the
direction of Loznlca.
During their retreat the Austrians
abandoned many trophies of war.
From the time the Servians resumed
the offensive up to the 11th of De
cember, inclusive, the number of pris
oners made by tbe Servians reached
28,000. The Servians captured 74 can
non and 44 machine guns.
Capt. of Emdeh Gave Her Ship
'Jcm
Mrs. Gertrude Robinson believes that Captain Muller, commander ot the
German raiding cruiser Emden, is one of the greatest men of the world.
She it was to whom he gave a vessel rather than sink it. She Is the wife
of the captain of the British freighter Kablnga, which left Calcutta Septem
ber 10 with a cargo for Boston and !<i ew ork. Twelve days later they fell
in with the Emden, which fired a shot across the freighter's bow. She
stopped, and Captain Muller sent officers to take charge. For several days
the Kablnga was held while the Emden was busy taking other British
vessels.
Finally Captain Muller decided to sink the vessel?he had sunk several
in sight of the Kablnga. ' But when he learned Mrs. Robinson was on board
ho sent word that the captain might consider the vessol sunk so far as ho
and the owners were concerncd, and that he would make a present of it
to her. However, when her husband brought the vessel into Boston Mrs. U
oblnaou made no claim. She turned itover to the owners just as If nothing
had happened.
LIKELY TO BE WIDENED
SURVEY HAS BEEN MADE BY CITY
ENGINEER SHREWSBURY B.
MILLER.
MATTER HAS BEEN REFERRED TO
COMMISSIONER A. L. LEHMAN
FOR INVESTIGATION.
REPORT WILL BE SUBMITTED TO
BOARD OF AFFAIRS WITHIN A
FEW DAYS.
The City Board of Affairs is at the
present time considering the widening
of Morgantown avenue, beginning at its
juncture with Water street and extend
ing to a point near the residence of C.
E. Hutchinson. What is now called
Morgantown avenue was in the early
170,000 Jews
Take Refuge
In Vienna
REFUGEES FLEE FROM GALICIA
MANY ARE ABSOLUTELY DES
TITUTE.
THEY HAVE BEEN PLACED IN
BARRACKS IN MORAVIA AND
BOHEMIA.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.?One hun
dred and seventy thousand Jews have
fled for refuge from Galicia to Vienna
according to a letter received here to
day from the Austrian Israelite Alli
ance in Vienna by the American Jew
ish relief committee.
Galicia, as the field of military op
erations, has been cleared of almost
the entire population, reads the let
ter.
At the present time there are 170,
000 Jewish fugitives from Galicia here,
of whom 70,000 are absolutely penni
less. Furthermore 25,000 destitute
Jewish fugitives have been placed in
barracks in Moravia and 70,000 in Bo
hemia, where barracks are also being
built These 165,000 poor Jews are
In pressing need.
days of Marion county known as tho
Morgantown and Bridgeport turnpike
and was known to have been sixty feet
wide. This old pike was established
by tho Legislature of Virginia while
.West Virginia was still a part of the
?Mother State and the records in Rich
mond show that it was to be the width
of sixty feet.
The paving which Is laid on the ave
nue at the present timo is only 20 feet
wide in many cases tho fences of the
property owners have been placed on J
each side against the paving, making
it about 40 feet narrower than it should |
"be according to the deeds.
Many ot the property oTTafeia In-1
terested in the matter ot widening the
street and have signified their willing
ness to co-operate in any way possible
with tho city authorities. Nearly all
of them will be compelled to set back
their fences several feet, while in some
instances even front porches will have
to be torn down. It is also a peculiar
circumstance that the 20-foot paving
was not placed in the center of the
road bed and this means that some of
the property owners will be compelled
to surrender more ground than others.
The matter has been discussed by
the Board of Affairs and City Engineer
Shrewsbury Miller has made a survey
of th.e avenue. .While the commission
ers have not definitely decided upon
the matter, it has been referred to
Street Commissionr A. L. Lehman for
investigation and report. This report
will likely be made in a few days, and
it is probable that the work will be
started in the early spring. It seems
that it Is not the intention ot the com
missioners to make the street the full
60 feet for which the deeds call, as this
would probably place too mucb of a
hardship upon the property owners.
The width has not yet been establish
ed, but it will probably be about 50
feet. This will give room for a 30-foot
paving with ten feet on each side for
sidewalks.
The avenue beyond Mr. Hutchinson's
residence is wider than on the side to
wards Water street, it being in many
places as wide as 59 feet For this
reason i t will not be necessary to take
any action in regard to this part of the
thoroughfare.
Miss Ann Boggess spent Saturday
with friends in Clarksburg.
Battle
1//I
FATHER OF MRS. ROBERT RIGHT-I
MIRE EXPIRED AT HER
HOME.
REMAINS WILL BE TAKEN TO
COLUMBUS, OHIO, FOR
INTERMENT.
Mr. Ceorge Morton; father of Mrs.
Robert Rlghtmire, of tills city, and a
popular employe of the Fairmont
Printing and Publishing Company,
died suddenly Saturday night, at the
home of Ills daughter with whom ho
resided.
Mr. Morton was apparently in his
| usual health and had been employed
at his duties a3 usual during the day.
He was also on the streets of the city
after supper, his death occurring aft
er he had returned home for the night.
Ho was stricken suddenly, death re
sulting Instantly.
Mr. Morton was formerly a resident
of Columbus, O., but had been a resi
dent of Fairmont for the pnst six
years, residing with his daughter. Ills
wife is deceased. During the years
of his residence here Mr. Morton waa
employed with the Fairmont Printing
and Lithographing Company, now the
Fairmont Printing and Publishing
Company. He was an efficient work
man and attended his duties in a bus
inesslike manner. He had never been
absent from his duties a single day
on account of his illness and his sud
den death was a severe shock to his
fellow employes as well as to his fam
ily.
Mr. Morton was a gentleman of the
old type and was ever faithful and
loyal to his friends and fellow work
ers. He was a very enthusiastic mem
ber of the International Typographical
Union, and for'twenty years had'heen
affiliated with the organization. For
six years he belonged to the Clarks
burg Typographical Union'and served
as its vice president for two years.
He was a delegate to the annual con
vention at Minneapolis, Minn., in 1910
and at Providence in 1914, and was al
ternate to the typographical conven
tion in 1912, In all of which bodies
he served on important committees.
Mr. Rightmire, an employe of the
Consolidation Coal Company, was in
Portland, Maine, and was notified by
telegram. He arriv.ed hero this morn
ing and will accompany the remains
to Columbus, O.. where interment will
be made. Funeral services will be
held this evening at 5:30 at the home
of- Mrs. Rlghtmire at 505 Bcnoni ave
nue, conducted by Dr. H. G. Stoetzer.
The remains will be taken to Colum
bus, O., for Interment, leaving here at
midnight. Mr. Rlghtmire and W. D.|
Barrington will accompany the re-|
mains.
Mrs. Jennie Coleman
Claimed by Death
News has been received here of the
death of Mrs. Jennie Coleman, deputy
state commander of the Macabees of
the World. Mrs. Coleman's death oc
curred Friday in Wheeling after an
illness from a complication of diseas
es. Funeral services were held on
Sunday afternoon and interment was
made today In the Greenwood ceme
tery. Mrs. Coleman had visited tho
local lodge here on various occasions.
To Draft Beneficial
School Legislation
Fy Associated Press.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Dec. 14.?
With a view to drafting legislation
beneficial to public schoolB of West
Virginia, M. P. Shawkey, State Super
intendent of Free Schools, today call
ed a meeting of all county superin
tendents of West Virginia schools to
be held in Charleston from January
.12 to 22, 1915,
<. Five Brother*
All Sedvlng
With the Colors
?> Lieut Commander Holbrook <?
<? of the submarine C-ll is one <?
?> of Ave brothers, all serving <?
<? with colors the sons of Col. Ar- <?
thur Holbrook, a newspaper <r
? owner of Portmouth.
"gam
LITTLE CHANGE IS REPORTfeC
THE FRANCO-QERMAN'BATTtH '
FRONT.
PHH
GENERAL FORWARD MOVEMEK
OF THE ALLIES IS ABOUT
READY TO START.
>j*yaJk
LIEUTENANT" HOLBROOK'S
STROYINO TURKISH {BATTLE^
SHIP BOLDEST FEAT OF WAR
LONDON, Dec. 14?LltUe o
change has been reported' today v
the western battle fronL *andllnj(US
east Russia and Germany IcSStiSujf3
fight a seemingly endless batUe,'j
the control of western Poland?:
glish and Frcnch newspapers are unit*
ed In declaring that the time Is draw
ins near for the much discussed' gfatpci
al advance of the allles^'tlirou "
France and Belgium, and some '
official reports say this move is about
to be undertaken. It it has not ac
tually begun. "" ~
Progress nocessarily would be inch
by inch anil even the most optlmiistii}
of the British observers, assuming
that a general forward movement o?
the allies is to bo-conveyed, concedes
that it would bo spring before anyjapr?.
preciable onstorn progress.'could;5lfa|
made. The feat of Lieutenant (Com
mander Holbrook In diving undergo?
rows of mines in the Dardanelles'"indj;
torpedoing the Turkish battleship
Messudeah, Is described heresjaSfwirs
Imps tlie boldest marino exploit of th?
war. The submarine presumably,*^"
not scratched. She escaped gun
and pursuit of torpedo boats lnj
'manner truly remarkable and itjjwftn
necessary for her crew to endure the
ordeal of remaining under water for
nine hours on a stretch. Russian gui
have from time to time inflicted son
damage on Turkish war shlpa.b'ptt?
barding Russian ports, butjthe^il''
aster recorded today robs the Turk
of its first big ship. The losVoMjSj
not estimated in the brief iahnoufic
ment of the episode givon out >,cP
claliy today.
WeathenK
Be Colder ls
The Forecast
TEMPERATURES ARE TUMBLING
IN THE UPPER MISSIPRf
ye
HEAVY SNOW IN M0UNTAIN8?
THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC^
STAT E8.
Hy Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14..^jCol<
throughout the east. Is forecaste
the weather bureau for tonlihjjjHBBI
Tuesday. All through the aou^""'
states, the central valley andthejio*
lake region today the tomperatr
tvero tumbling and the upper MH
sippl Valley and the north plaliii
aad a temperature below tljfMroinSrlj
Cold wave -warnings throughout'/Nej
England, New York, Delaware^Mary
land and West Virginia. AJ1 the Scmt]
Atlantic and Gulf States excepfOTwlS'
may expect freezing weather."
The southern storms which centi
m Alabama yesterday was passing
to sea off the Maine coast today, ]
Ing behind heavy snows iu :p
?>Jow England, New York, Pennsj
Oblo and the mountain districts of
Middle Atlantic States andjaj'gene
olanket of rain and slush In otl
places. Shifting gales alorig,th?SflJI
tic coast acompanled it and**51*55
warnings aro up again from-'Hi
to Eastport.
NOTICE'OWLS
There will be Electior
Officers on Thursday
17,1914. All merajh _ ~
quested to be present s
W. H. RANDOLPJ
NOTICE TO TAXPAYER
Clfy taxes are now due andjj
at the office of tho">TFmi
Ing December only no IntSri
charged. After December^
interest will be charged
paid taxes. . gjXT
Taxes will be collected;;
possible by the TreutirM?
uary 1r 1916. v "?'<1$*
Why not call at the offl<
your Interest and a;si
Treasurer. J.'-Bifli
12-5-tf

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