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j^rom jVera Cruz Was
bijpted by Forces of Zapata, Who sent Wild gfeto Train of Car land Party. fflN 'DESTROYED gSSSENGERS ESCAPE ippitutibrialist Leader De ies That He Had Intended gpeejo aCountrv in Cen al America ? Trip Was --_?_NGTOX, D. C., Dec. 23.?Tho jg^Cteheral Carranza from Vera MXO;''the' Isthmus of Tehuantepec Interrupted by Zapata forces, who ire 1- Soled ad and from there sent d locomotive into his approaching JPfNj&itier; Carranza nor any of party was Injured. bese. facts were reported tonight In private dispatch from a point on inroad on which Carranza was M iHny.; OfHclaIs of the Washington yeriunent placed* full credence in ?enort,-but declined to comment beyond saying that they had con ^advices, telling of Carranza's i;for the isthmus. neral Carranza, according to the rlYat3?dlacatch. returned to Vera ?-g&tterjtbe incident at Soledad. and iow?gone to Gordoba to inspect oops. From Gordoba some of his a say he will continue his Jour [the lsthmuB, after which he will ?ferida, in the State of Yucatan. -,.qn'za.'jKoglcla1? here deny em ?py5f; suggestions whleli have ?fcOJ^entTin Mexico City that Car-j ^Intended to flee to a Central tcaojcountry. They say the first! ?janned his trio to the isthmus ) ?.,5^tar,the'railway to that part j ijCSacC'-.waa taken-over by the Car- J ta faction.,,,, Scbtt, chief of staff of the ?-yhowas sent,to Naco to endeav jn';_the^TarrIn g Mexican fac Jcoritinulng hostilities on in/slde of the border, tele piW^'anr-GaJTtoon from Naco fdMe,of-noon today, as follows: avy 'three days' storm; whole ?^giJer ,yater, travel most diffi llaytorena unable to get to the for 10 o'clock nornlng at Osborne. I had a con ggSj^^th'Carranza's agent last conference with Hill has jgUOT'nged for tomorrow, and May ~ SSSSl'telegraphed for another jail Kentucky Town istroyed by Flames _ jflonATro Presr.^ 3RTSMOUTH. O., Dec. 23.?With gUonses down and ten buildings re~',the town of Vancoburg, Ky., being wiped off the map by a "^hlclr^started at one o'clock this ng. "The flro started In the opera backet' brigade formed but flames, had too much of a start. Effiejthtrty this morning the local' ^dep.irtment received a telephone 'or help from the mayor Vanceburg. ?'>? * I bvllle has also been called on BSietance. The city is without ^protection. bX'Bz - feS|natorW,S.West |Found Dead in Bed ????? i ETAO SHRD CMFWY VALDOSTA, Ga? Dec. 23.?Former BWS^: Senator William S. id dead in. bed at his 'SfigalSK'y today. He had ro aparftntl*) in good health. cunI... 'fltated death apparently 5:. duetto >apoDlexv. TSffiSS'.*?8appointed to the Sen- ! Jarch '2, 1914, to fill the vacancy i ""bytha death of Senator A. o.! expired last Novem-1 RogcThomas W. Hardwick was NOTICE Union Barber Shops tggjagetal] day Xmas. Will ^^Thursday until 10 3t ~ '? - ~ ' ? ~~ ? . 197 VOTES FOR HOBSON PROHIBITION A MENDMENT 189 OPPOSED IT IN HOUSE GENERAL ZAPATA. Ons of ?H? Figurci In the Mexican Trouble. 1 Per Cent Dividend Declared by P. E. E, By Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23.?The Pennsylvania Company, the parent company of the Pennsylvania railroad lines west of Pittsburgh, today declar ed a semi-annual dividend of one per cent, making four per cent of the year, a reduction of three per cent compared with previous years. In announcing the action on the div? idend the directors of the Pennsyl vania company stated that their ac tion was due chiefly to the great de crease of traffic and material reduc tion in the revenue of the lines west of Pittsburgh. All the stock of the Pennsylvania company is ownad by the Pennsylvania railroad company. Read The West Virginian It is on sale each evening at the following places: FAIRMONT. Fairmont News Agency, Mon roe street. Marlon News Agency, Main street. A- G. Martin's News Agency, Main street. J. H. McCloskey, Drug Store, Locust avenue. Hamilton Drug Co.. Tenth street. J. B. Rose. Main street and Parks avenue. Holt's Novelty Store, Main street. Clarence Fisher. Grocer, Mar kot and Columbia Sts., First ward. . . ? Howard C. Cunningham, Gro cer, Morgantown Avenue near Owens' Works. M ANNINGTON Smith & Milan News Agency. FARMINGTON F. G. Gray, Grocer, W.Va. Dry Causes Ohio Brewery to Fail By Associated Press. COLUMBUS, 0., Dec. 23.?The Hob ter-Columbus Brewing Company a 512, 000,000 corporation went into hands of leceivors today on orders of the Uni ted States district court. "Decrease demands for beer, adverse legislation and the voting 'dry' ot many etates and counties in the last eight years' were given as cause. The company had J4.350.000 outstanding capital rtock jnd $4,899,000 outstand ing bonds with 56,000,000 stocks and the sapi*? amountof bonds authorized. Most stock and bonds were secured by mortgages on property, owned by the broking company in Ohio, W. Vir ginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana and New Jersey. In it3 statement, the company de clar the voting dry of West Virginia was "the last Btraw" in a serieB of leg islative acts, which reduced serious ly the sale of its product. Increase of saloon license fee to $1,000 by the Ohio legislature, eight years ago, a county local option law and the more recent license system by which the number of saloons were cut down, were men tioned a.e other causes. Photo by American Frees Association. General Zapata, one of the Rebel leaders in Mexico, who is creating a great deal of trouble for Carrauza. tried t oput the constitutionalist lead er out of his way by sending a wild englno -which bumped into the train carrying Carranza and Ills party. Amendment on Prohibition Goes Down to Defeat in House. Vote Was 197 Yeas and 189 I Nays?Not the Necessary | Two-thirds. Dry Champion Says Ques tion Will be National Issue in 1916. WASHINGTON. Dec. 23.?By 8 1 vote of 197 to 189 nays, the constitu tional prohibition amendment was lost in the House last night after an eigh. hour debate. In order to have the amendment carry it was necessary that it have the support of two-thlraa of the membership of the House. Under a special rule, which was adopted without a roll call, the House began just after noon today, an eight hour debate on the Hobson resolution to submit to the states a constitu tional amendment for national pro hibition. An amendment by Representative Mann to submit the Prohibition amendment to state conventions call ed for the purpose, was defeated on a rising vote, 137 to 193. This was the first vote of the night. Mr. Mann demanded a yea and nay T?te the long roll call began. The Mann amendment was defeated on t:be roll call by a vote of 210 to 17G. the advo I cates of the Hobson resolution gener I ally lining up against it. Another amendment presented by Representative Mann proposed abso lute prohibition ot the "manufacture, transportation, Importation and^ ex portation of intoxicating liquors for any purpose. _ "If we are to have prohlMUon. Mr Mann said, "let us have prohibition that will prohibit." The amendment was defeated on n rising vote, 209 to 77, after a sharp exchange between Representative! Mann and Hobson. Following the defeat of ">e Mann amendment Representative Hobson offered several perfecting amendments to his resolution. The first altered the phraseology of the first sectlon o the proposed constltulonal amendment and included a prohibition against any "exportation." of intoxicating li quors. It was adopted without divi sion. City Manager Plan Is Charleston's Hope CHARLESTON. Dec. 23.?A city manager to conduct the business af fairs ot the city of Charleston Is one of the principal features contained In the new charter drafted Ay a special I committee ot the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, and presented at the last meeting ot that body. The charter also provides for a mayor at a salary of *1,200 a year a city collector, a city clerk, a police chief, a fire chief, a police Judge and 20 councllmen, two from each ward. The committee spent several months In drafting the charter, and during that time It examined the forms of government In other and larger citlos of the United States. The Chamber of Commerce voted to approve the charter as submitted. It will be printed in pamphlet form and in the daily newspapers. The charter yas read to the cham ber by Attorney George W. Mc(Clin tic, who put it into form after the special committee had completed Its work, it provides for the lnltiativo, referendum and recall and numerous otherprogresslve measures. Sends Code Message Wireless Dismantled By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 23. Lieut. Crenshaw naval radio officer at the Panama cans! ?necabl?dtt? lug cole messages. ???? _ mi/ . . , Western Pennsylvania ? cloudy tonight and Thursday and prob ' .-hiv annw flurries near the laKes. west Virginia?Generally fair tonight and Thursday. New Orleans Police Arrest German's Who Planned to Blow Up Liner. Had Placed Bomb with Clock Attached Set For Six Days Ahead. One Man Makes Confession and Says He is a German Spy NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 23.?New Or leans police last night said they bad frustrated a plot to blow up the French Steamship Chicago by the arrest of I five Germans. One of the Ave, the po-1 lice sa'd. admitted they constructed a bomb with a clock attachment set for six days'and a half from today, which they intended to ship by parcel post consigned fo the Chicago, which was cxpectsd to sail from Now York Sat urday. The man who makes this confession Is known as Hans Halle and also as Frank Helm. The police are In pos session of unmistakble evidence that he Is a German spy and that in the course of his operations In tbe United States he has masqueraded In woman's clothes. He has made a startling confession, according to the police, and Involves the other men who have beeu arrested. Hallo took the police to his room at a hotel and there they found an In fernal irachine which the prisoner said he was preparing to send to New York tonight He said that he had made the bomb li:it.self and it was 75 per cent dynamite. It was timed to explode he said. In six and one-half days. The policg who made the arrests to night ' toy that they have conclusive evldenca against the prisoners. Their schemo was to,destroy ships sailing from tU?" port with horses and mules to be used by the army of the allies In Europe. So far as can bo learned the iBch^me was to place aboard the ships bombs of sufficient explosive power" to destroy tbehi and according lb Halle it;was planned in?every case to havc'the Combs explode while the Vlpa were at sea. Halle is said to have explained the clock work of the bombs he has made and to be quite proud of his efforts. The other pris oners have refused to talk. Official War News |j Br Akpoci'tttd Presh.T PARIS, Dec. 23.?The French war office this afternoon gave out an offi cial statement as follows: "Yesterday in Belgium, we made slight progress between the sea and highway from Nieuport to Ostend as well as In the region between Steen strawe and Blschoote where wo occu pied a forest, some houses and a re doubt To the east of Bethune, work ing in conjunction with the British, army wo captured the village of Giv enchy?Les-La Bassee which had been lost to us. In the region of Arras a heavy fog made It necessary for both the encwy and ourselves to lessen our activities. To the east of Amiens on the Aisne and In Champagne there have been heavy artillery. engage ments. In the region of Porthes Les Hurles we carried after a spirited can nonade and two assaults the last sec tion of the line which we occupied 'a part Dec 21, we made an average gain of 800 yards. In tho last trench which came into our possessions we captured a section of machine guns including tho gun crews. A violent counter attack was re pulsed. We also made progress to the northeast of Deausejeur where further counter attacks on the part of the en emy were without success. There has been a pi eceptlble advance on the part of our troops In th forest of La Grurle, again3t p. front of trenches 400 yards wide and running not les than 250 yds. deep. We blew up with mines, two of tho German lines of works and occu pied tho excavations. The lighting Is going on in the vicin ity of Boureuilles with the out come fairly serious. It would appear not to have b?cn possible to retain entirely the position acquired yesterday morn lng. There has been no Incident from the heights of the Meus to upper Al sace. Miss Margaret Buchannon of Par kersburg passed through the city to day enroute to Morgan town to spend the holidays with relatives. ARMIES SUSTAIN BIG LOSS, MEN SUFFER IN TRENCHES, XMAS MAY CAUSE A LULL Warsaw Continues to be the Scene of Most Desperate Warfare. Real Winter is Being Experi enced and Suffering is Intense. Armistice May be Called for Christmas Day is Now the Belief. By Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 23.?The 80 mllo front Id Russian Poland to the west of Warsaw, 'where the Germans and Russians are at grips on the hanks of the Bzura, the Rawka and the Pll lea rivers, continues to be the sccno of the most desperate fighting in eith er the eastern or western arenas of war. When the weather conditions under which the troops are fighting are re called, the suffering of the men in the trenches may to some extent be appre ciated, as the country is experiencing the full force of winter. Each side sustained large losses in this battle, and although the Germans are said to have forced the Russian lines at a number of points, it Is nev ertheless a fact, according to reports reaching London, that the Russians' strengtli has straightened out. Again there comes trickling from Holland reports of vast movements of Ger man forces from east and west. A dispatch reaching here from Amster dam says that thousands of Germans j have passed through Aix La Chapelle | toward Northern France. This activi ty may be the forerunner of a renew ed offensive In the west under the eyes of Emperor William, or it may simply be intended to offset reinforce ments which Great Britain has been throwing into the tense field of hos tilities. As the situation appears to them today the allies In Prance anil Belgium continue more on the of fensive than the defensive and every day shows slight change to their cred it is believed that notwithstanding the failure of the men for armistlnce over Christmas, some sort of a lull will set In on Christmas day itself, as Christmas sentiment is deep ~ln the men's hearts.- ? J. The London newspapers have decld j ed unanimously not to publish on | Christmas day and the official press bureau will also suspend activities. Thousands of tons of Christmas presents have been sent to the front. The distribution and enjoyment of the gifts is another argument for the prob able suspension of hostilities wherev er this Is possible. Business Men Turn 'Newsies' for Charity DEI710IT, Dec. 23.?More than sev enty business and professional men of Detroit, who once wero newsboys, resumed their -youthful occupation to day to jalse money for Christmas char ity. Headed by James J. Brady, Col lector ol Internal Revenue, the "New sies" stood on street corners, where they cried their papers thirty or forty years ego. So thai. the regular boys should lose nothing, their papers were bought from Ihtm at the usual rates. Actors to Amuse British at Front LONDON, Doc. 23.?A novel scheme for the entertainment of the troops In Franc's has been approved by the mili tary authorities. A British concert party, consisting of Ellaline Terriss, Seymour Hicks, Ben Davies, Ivy St. Heller, Will Van Allen and Eli and Olga Hudson will leave London on Sunday next and play for a week among the British soldiers In France, giving performances at various places along the lines of communication. Franz Joseph's Mind Wanders, Says Prince PARIS. Dec. 23.?The Russian Slove describing an Interview between Prince James of Bourbon and Emper or Fran* Josef, shortly before the for mer escaped from Froshdorf Castle, says tho aged emperor appeared to Don James as totally Incapable. "Tho Emperor," it says, "changed subject without apparent sequence, abd seamed to have forgotten why he summoned Don James. The Em peror begged the Prince to tell him the truth'about the war, saying he knew well why he wii being kept in ignorance." Glass Plant Starts Employing 700 Men RANTS Pa., Dec. 23,-Seven hun dred men who have been out of work lor two months were given employ ment this morning at tUepiantof the Amertcon Plate GIosb Company at James City, started operations to Its ?UTh? company has enough orders to 'insure operations for eight months. Palace of Kutuktu Destroyed by Fire dispatch re ceived heVe from Urea, Mongolia, re lates that the interior of the palace nf the Kutnktu, or the Diefled Lama of the Mongols, with all its priceless treasures has been entirely destroyed "by fire. The Iobs entailed is said to be wealth of the Kutuktu, which is derived from contributions of enthusi devotees, is described as very great. In and out of the Kut"Wu. the L?ma owns 150.000 slaves and abund ance of world goods and the most pre tentious palace in Mongolia. Troops to Leave Colo, in 10 Days BTWA3niNGTON. Dec. 23.?Arrange ments ..or beginning the ^Hhdrawal of federal troops from Colo'ado strike district within the next ten days were made today at a conference between Pres Wilson, Gov. Ammons of Colo rado". Cov. elect Carrlson and Senator Shafrotli. Emperor is on The Battle Front ByL^ONeDe^e238-A dispatch from roloitno, says that Emperor William ???*?? entire staff reached Cologne Joky from Berlin on his way to the western battle front. Wilson to Give 125 Turkeys tqimployes WASH1NGT0I^.I^23^-Pre8ident ?ariiBnn will distribute about 126 tur Zyl ic employes at the White House. .toUo^ll a custom established many y?STe president will spend Chrlstaas ouletlv here wltli his daughters. Mrs. fYtmcls B. Sayre Is expected here to I morrow. ... ' by American Frwi AuoclaOon. EDINBURGH. Dec. 23,-Thousands of aliens, including Americans, have been deprived of their votes as Par liamentary electors in the United Kingd.-jri by the order that all foreign ers register. And/ew Carnegie sailed for home In September before the order was pro mulgated, and therefore his name is ?tUl on the roll of electors, but not on the roll of foreigners. However, he cannot return to the United Kingdom while the war lasts unless he Is pre pared to register as a forolgner. |judge Gary Says Wag Corporation Employe Not be Diminislied^@)r a Few Minor Adj'u Will be Made. IPIECE WORKERS RECEIVE iil?Sl | Says There Are^Some dences of a Change for Better in the Matter of provement to Buisi^sffl^SS ditions. . 5 NEW YORK, PocffggaSBja be no general reduction.;i?r.wages^ I the United States SteelVCorpor I at the present time, according I announcement made tod'? | Elbert H. Gary, chairxna Iporatlon, after poratlon's finance commltti I will, however. be some readjust! I in the pay of "skilled labor orfplSS^j | work" on a lower basis. Judge Gary Issued the follow Istatement: ? "After giving carafuL consldsri&pifij J to the subject It haa been decided I make no general reduction .in the w I es of the employes of the Unl' ? States Steel Corporation atroffiraine I There will probably beeomerea dibit mcntB In the amounts paid to I labor or piece work, ? depen'dlBg | special conditions. "In view of the generalfilepc I in business which haa^be led for some time, deer I general wage scale; have levltable and Imminent,'^! I determined to continue' "the I scale for the present, atjye I the hope that Improvement^ | ness will be realized. "Already there are some evideno | of a change for the better." Although the statement'doegfl Ipllcitly say that the reajtJu" the pay of skilled JaborjCf' I lower basis. It'; jjgs^expji I half of the corporation tha la natural asjramptio&T^S I borers on the rolls oftthe1|f I are understood to" numtie^, I per cent of the more than?200;6j Iployes, and are among v the?fi | paid. ??ve?seemeill . bu&BKe lace Riots Renewed. In South -Carol* GREENVILLE, S.; Fighting between whites an'djneg In Oconee county, near -Falqffi C? which resulted lnrfufe^klli four negroes and the woundln four white men Sunday,'waiftren! today, reports from there sta fifth negro was report ed'-kflled^ Magistrate W. C. McLune, -shot I day. was said to be In a d"'? tlon. I TXT ? TLT 12* Order jtnfteei |Br Associated Press.1 v: NEW KENSINGTON,'**? An orler for 600,000 alurc' teens tor one of the belliger-., of Europe was received -tiyjjjS facturln" company. here^tSday cral months will be requ the order but shlpn^ntaJjSiJ made cach week, 229 Killed in Aiit Accidents BOSTON, Dec. -23;-w 22 per cent In the numb car fatalities In Mossachu year'ending Novomber I ed by the highway con _ There were 7,961 accide 229 persons lost theirjllye were injured. Of those were pedestrians, </ TRAINS^. All trains.wereflatcS account of the heaVyjpi Another reason for del amount of express sh the Christmas season, requiring more time kind of . traffic offe HUMANE 80CIETp*$ Hazel Wilson* o'f< en to'the Home,;0(;!tti? at Wheeling yes'tT " en over to'the,; Hi the result that she in the above name AllGbods Marked In Plain Figures Om? Price to Everybody A* B. SCOTT & ???-h-fe.