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TODAY'S NEWS TODAY.
FAIRMONT WEST VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1914
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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beSlin IS gay with flotter
~|&G FLAGS OVER MUSCO
fe'oGRAD "DECLINES TO CON
CEDE VICTORY TO THE
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LONDON, Dec. 18.-Again the?Ger j
aSw^and Austrians seem to be on
BR of the wave of battle as the
ntermlnabie struggle in the e a s t c o^'
fiiuea Again Berlin is gay -with Bags
taiS-with the invading center less than
Sffifmiles from Warsaw.
arly in the Galiclan campaign- .
EMf The Bussian official an-uncement
^rhaSC th" operations to the
JB& ?*?'? s-sr
southern border ot East Pruss
W none 1ms been reported
FootS'y foot the allies appear to be
British press today naturally
If^coast after the German raid havo
"I* Ship and All
On Board Lost
antral News says:
official has announcod ho
BPsaSiiin by a mine and the sinKins
tff cadets on board.
ptBcethoven ^ongln^to Au.tr a
sSnitbreak of hostilities other ves
nla have been used for that put
?l0 When a ship is asslgned Cor
?nine purposes her name is otten
^EAD THE WEST VIRGINIAN
HjJl't" l? on sale each evening at
ith'e- following places:
. Fairmont News Agency, ?
^?Marion News Agency, Main
ESjpti; Martin's News Agency,
JIIV McCloskcy. Drug Store,
^.Hamilton Drug Co., Tenth
_JjMoran and Springer, Water
flffiiV'B. Rose, Main St, and
?^Holt's Novelty Store, Main
^fclarince Fisher, Grocer, Mar
it and Columbia Sts., First
? Howard C. Cunningham, Gro
?eri'vMorgantown Ave., near
? ? and Mlllan News
j. Gray, 'Grocer.
German Warships Dresden and Numberg in South Atlantic
The German iruiser Nurnberg was the fourth vessel to be sunk in the
great naval battle off the coast of Argentina. She escaped when the fighting
became too hot and when the Germans saw their danger, but the warships
of the British admiral's fleet pursue d and caught her. The Dresden also
got away and reports have since come from South America that she was
sunk. Other reports have had it that she was able to reach the port of San
ta Cruz, Just north of theStraits of Magellan.
Bothe vessels were very fast, and had been In the fleet of Admiral von
Spec, which had done much damage to Britsh shipping about South Amer
ica. ? ?
Killed In Fire
SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED,
THREE WILL PROBABLY NOT
By Associated Press.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Deo. 18.?
Two persons were killed and a num
ber injured, three of tliem seriously,
in a lire which early today destroyed
a larjp.EooifllngJrqBffr^ltnown aB tin
Hayloft in the tenderloin district. A
lighted lantern which hung In the liall
and which either tell or -was knocked
to the floor is believed to have start
ed tho fire. The dead are Li. Alexan
der, a cripple, smothered to death;
Chester Rawrey. 1, son of the room
ing housekeeper, and the seriously
injured are Mrs. Delia Rawrey, Clif
ford Itawrey, her son, and Will Gen
try, n roomer. The three were hurt
in jumping from tho second story of
the building, a frame structure.
The Interest manifested in the re
vival services in progress at the Pres
byterian Church, continues to be felt
and as the meetings draw to a close
the Interest grows nioro intense.
Last night Dr. Jarvis preached an
excellent sermon, on the theme. "T
Whole Man" and from tills tliemo
grew many logical and helpful lessons.
Tonight he will preach again and tlio
two services on Sunday will conclude
a most successful revival campaign.
THE WEATHER?Western Penn
sylvania?Cloudy tonight and Satur
day. Probably local snows. Rising
temperature. West Virginia?Cloudy
and warmer tonight and Saturday.
Probably local snow Saturday.
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS.
City taxes are now sue and payable
at the office of the Treasurer. Dur
ing December only no interest will be
charged. After December 31, 1914,
Interest will be charged on all un
Taxes will be collected as soon aa
possible by the Treasurer after Jan
uary 1, 1915.
Why not call at the office now, save
your Interest and a visit from the
Treasurer. J. R. MILLER,
NOTICE OWLS !
There will be Election of
Officers on Thursday, Dec.
17,1914. All members are re
quested to be present.
W. H. RANDOLPH, Sec.
GERMAN RAIDING SQUADRON IS
SAID TO HAVE SUNK THEM.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY ENG
LISH ADMIRALTY MAKES NO
MENTION OF IT.
LONDON, Dec. 18.?New Amster
dam dispatch contains tho German offi
cial statement whlcli "fclaim that some
ot the British destroyers, which attack
ed the German raiding squadron ot
Lhe British coast, were sunk. The com
"The retreating cruiser were attack
ed by tour British destroyers, one ot
which was sunk, another disappeared
badly damaged. At another point, an
English destroyer was sunk."
An official statement Issued by tlio
British admiralty last night makes no
mention of any British war ships hav
ing been lost. The British statement
says that the cruiser Patrol and tho
destroyed Doon, which wereamong the
destroyed Doon, which were among the
man cruiser were struck by shells and
lost flvo men killed an 15 wounded.
Rosa Ledsome is
Miss Rosa Ledsome, age 16. is in
tho Cok Hospital suffering from burns
sustained while standing before an
open grato at her homo on Twelth
Street. The girl is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ledsome.
The firo ignited her clothing and
while it was soon extinguished by
oilier members of the family, however,
not before her body was badly burned
from her neck downward.
Silby Ledsome her brother was bad
ly burned about the face while trying
to extinguish the flames and save his
Majority of Berlin
Men at Front Killed
AMSTERDAM. Dec. 18.?Berlin
newspapers reaching here declare that
a majority of the 70,000 residents of
Berlin who went to the front have lost
Other statistical information givon
by these papers is that of the organ
ized workers of Germany who number
661,000, about 31 per cent are now
in active military service. The Ger
man Federation of Workers has giv
en over $3,750,0 00 for the relief of the
unemployed aind to assist needy wom
en and children.
ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK
Larney Toothman was arrested at
his home near Ballah Chapel yester
day by Constable Russell on a warrant
charging him -with being drunk. Afi
ter spending the night in the county
Jail, Toothman was brought beforo
Justice Musgrove where be confessed
to the charge. He was fined $100 and
costs amounting to $6.65 which ho
paid and obtained his release.
Born to Mrs. and Mrs. Ralph Johns
on Thursday, a Bon, Robert Robinson
Wife Refuses to
Claim Body of
MOTHER OF BANK ROBBER SAYS
SHE WILL-TAKE CARE OF
' v THE BODY. ,
POLICEMEN ARE SEARCHING FOR
THE $13,100 WHICH HE
PATROLMAN EDWARD KNAUL
DIED FROM SHOT FIRED
Br Associated Piifss.j
CINCINNATI, Dec. 1.?The police
today are searching for the $13,100
obtained by Frank G. Hohl, the auto
mobile bandit, from the two banks he
held up and robbed yesterday before
lie -was mortally shot in a pistol duel
with three policemen.
Patrolman Edward Knaul, the offi
cer shot by Hohl, was operated on
early today. He died later.
Hohl's body still lies unclaimed at
the city hospital. His wife, Mrs. Ber
tha Hohl, who was arrested last night,
declared she would not claim the
body. She denied knowing anything
about the robbery, saying she even
was ignorant of the fact that he had
been in the city. Mrs. Hohl said her
husband left her more than a year
ago because she would not take an
active part in his career of crime.
The police were busy today search
ing for another woman whom they be
lieved was a confederate, and to whom
they think he managed to give the
$13,100 that he obtained from the two
HARRISBUHG, Pa., Dec. IS.?Mrs.
Anna Hohl, mother! of the bandit kill
ed in Cincinnati yesterday, said to
day she intended to claim the body
of her son and would send an under
taker for it. She declared her son
had been hounded since he left the
Huntingdon, Pa., reformatory and that
he suffered from hallucinations at
STUDENTS RETURN HOME.
Passenger traffic on the B & O out
o> Fairmont was unusually heavy to
day as a large number of students
from the Normal school were leaving
(or their homes for the Christmas va
cation. 'This Is about the first u*j
that the holiday travel has been no
ticed at the local station but from
now on it'is expected to be very heavy.
Thetrains coming into the city were
also filled with students of this city
who are attending schools at other
places: ? 1
Funeral services over the remains
of Mr. John Lloyd whose death oc
curred Wednesday night will-be held
on Saturday afternoon at .2:30 o'clock
from the home of his mother, Mrs.
Sarah Lloyd, on Grafton Street. In
terment will be made In Woodlawn
FIAT CURRENCY PLENTIFUL IN
THE REVOLTING RE
VILLA'S PAYMASTER HELD UP
AND 200,000 PESOS CON
Bt Associated Pkebs.3
EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 18.?Mexico
now lias three vorletles of flat paper
currency as well as three opposing
governments. The new revolutionary
movement headed by Gen. Salazar, re
cently launched In Central Chihuahua
State, today placed in circulation its
currency. The money, which was
printed in the United States, bears
the signature of Salazar and the mot
to, "Peace and Justice."
Salazar's troops at Savinal on the
Mexican Northern railroad this week
held up a train bearing a Villa pay
master and confiscated 200,000 pesos
in Villa paper money. The money was
being sent to pay the Villa garrison
at Vasas Grandas.
Turks Die on Ship
Sunk by Russians
PETROGRAD, Dec. 18^-(Vla Lon
don.)?It was officially announced to
day that the steamer Darontle, ot tho
German Levantine line, was found
navigating off the Turkish coast near
Karasunt and was sunk by a Russian
warship after all on board the mer
chantman had been ordered to leave.
Only two Turkish officers and 12
soldiers obeyed the order and the
others went down with the ship.
Karasunt is a seaport of Asiatic
Turkey, 70 miles west of Treblzond,
on the Black Sea.
Gen. Funston Sees
Baby for First Time
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18.?Major
General Funston saw for the * first
timetoday a daughter who was born
to him when he was in command at
The general arrived here today on a
leave of absen ce which began De
cember 8 and will last until Febru
ary 8. His wlfe.and family have been
living at the Presidio.
General Funston Bald he understood
that his next command would bo the
department of the south, with head
quarters at San Antonio; Tex.
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION AWARDS!
RELIEF SOUGHT BY RAILWAYS?ALL
NORTH OF POTOMAC AND OHIO RIVERS|pRE?
AFFECTED BY THE DECISION?IT EURTHMR^iii
PLIES TO ROADS WEST OF BUFFALO AND PITTS
BURG WHICH WERE GIVEN A PARTIAL^
VANCE LAST AUGUST.
IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE ADVANCE WILL AUG?
MENT THE ANNUAL INCOME OF THE VARIOUS
COMPANIES $30,000,000?EUROPEAN WAR HAD
MUCH TO DO IN BRINGING ABOUT THE FINAL
As forecast by the West Virginian, exclusively in this
territory, several days ago, the Interstate Commerce Com
mission has granted the 5% increase in railroad freight
rates to the eastern railroads. The announcement of-this1
decision is made today.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?Increases in freight ra|es
approximating 5% on railroads between the Atlantic Se'a
board and the Mississippi north of the Potomac arid Ohio
rivers were granted today by the Interstate Commerces
Commission, in a divided opinion, excepting uponri^tam
heavy commodities which comprise a large biillc''o||^'affic.
The increase will further apply tq the railroadsfw|f"
of Buffalo and Pittsburgh which were granted partial a!
vances in the decision of last August, which denie&ffiieml
altogether to the roads east of these points. .
It is estimated that the advance rates will increaikrthe;
annual income of the roads affected about $30,000,000. ; i
The Commission made its decision upon the sHo^inj
of the railroads that in addition to conditions from ^whi"1
they had previously asked relief, they now are corifronj
with an emergency because of the*E^9peatn.^r^''''
, With Commissioners Harlan and Clements ijis^SI
the majority of the Commission declared "whatever?!
consequences of the war may prove to be, we miist^recqs
nize the fact that it exists, the fact that it is calamifcy^vij;
out precedent, and the fact that by it the commerceiof
world has been disarranged and thrown into confusion
The means of transportation are fundamental?an13tpadm .
pensable agencies in our industrial life and for theobiBmSnl
weal should be kept abreast of public requiremen<i|'^^w
"Summarizing the basis of its decision, the majontyi
report of the Commission said: "The facts disclo&eMand|
occiu-rences originating subsequent to May 29,1914, as pre
sented at the further hearing may be summarize?
second, the war in Europe, and third, results of the orig
"When these cases were originally submitted.jasfalsoi
when the original report was prepared, the revenue
expenditure accounts for June, 1914, and the property
vestment accounts for that fiscal year were not availafc
the war was unforseen and the result of our ordefsfT"
of course yet to come. Collectively they pre'sent^at
The Commission issued this order:
"It is ordered that respondents herein be and-tBey
hereby authorized to publish and file by not _less;than
days notice to the Interstate Commerce Commissionfan'cl
the general public in the manner prescribed in section
of the Act to Regulate Commerce Schedules of Rate^wh
do not exceed the limit, or transgress the limitation
and prescribed in said report.
"It is further ordered that the permission|
granted does not waive any of the requirement
Commission's published rules relative to the |jbnfflg
and filing of tariff publications nor any provisions
act to regulate commerce as amended except to'tHe
to be given.." *:
The carriers are permitted to make .the applied
vance in rates, except the lake and rail tramc||ra|
bituminous coal and coke; rates on anthracite co
iron ore and rates that are held by unexpired orders
After further consideration, the Commission ;
advances to be made also on cement, starch, briclcaj
and plaster. On these commodities no advances wet
mitted by the decision of August 1.
Concerning coke, the decision says:
"As to coke, the rate controlling the greater^'
traffic, now moving in official classification territor
recently been set by the Commission upon a bar'
was specifically designed to guard againstsnnjj
carrier's revenue therefrom, and which reallyi^S
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