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Sgefis/ Gompared With
|aen|\Pleveland's Ven
resentations Made in a
ten&ly; Spirit, Newspa
^pers:Point Out.
jment Reached British
ilcefiTffday?Will Take
^Time to Answer.
KSsociated Pbehs.i
aONDONj Dec. 30.?Foreign Secre
reSrey returned to London (rom
IcbanCTy:today. His coming was
owed; In the afternoon by a meet
JoSthe cabinet and which before
UUjjntiflter of his majesty's minis
l^tnere was discussed the protest
Ihe^TTnlted States government con
SJ^JteeV eiisting restrictions on
Jrican commerce.
"htenpteof the American govcrn
nfgjass only Just reached the Brlt
?govornment and it is likely to
upy|the attention of the ministry
^considerable time. In the mean
ffiffifeauriderstood that Walter H.
[e.-^the American ambassador, will
invited no^go over the entire ques
3E?dt?4ForeiKn Secretary Grey .
iONfJ-Dec. 30.?The American
id testing against the British
3m|g6ntocan commerce, and
[lupbn- an early improvement,
jjsS^ complete surprise to the
public,fas there had been vir
Mflfintlmatlon that any frlc
J arisen between the two gov
hegplacards posted by the evening
eraKyrare-, given over exclusively
SpESfie'rican note, and the papers
2 it tholargest headlines they have
S^nyKews item. during the past
?ilrgBr i 11 si; peo
'regard [^8/.as; one of the most
occurrences of the whole
# Notnlrig^tthe kind since Pres
?|blevclamrs Venezuelan message
[produced such a sensation.
^SHXNGTON, Dec. 30.?Adminls
JpnToglclalB and all officials in
lomaUc^'Waahlngton were deeply
^Bteajftoday .in reading London
WTptHaeftSiierlcan note, but then
?e no actual developments in the
latlon. Some of the neutral dlplo
SjShere 'have been supplied with
offfclal! memorandum summarizing
content'srof the paper and Sir Ce
Spring-Rice, British ambassador.
receivedUa copy. It was stated
Claliy^hpwever, that it would not
published here.
Watch Party.
pftgHiye 733, Lodge of tha Mod
jMacabees wlll hold a Watch Par
Thursday evening at the home of
gS||^Y^Lowery, at 309 Third St.
members and their friends are
Japanese Maidena Working
on Garments For Fightars.
? BATTLE. "?
PARIS, Dec. 30.?A tablet <?
<? bos been placed,In tbe court of v
?> appeals In Parts, on whlcb are ?>
<? inscribed the names of 40 at- <?
<? torneys practicing In this <?
<? court, who have (alien In bat- <?
?> tie. ?
Fa/Zs On /ce
Dies Day After
Mr. Peter Brennen, an aged resi
dent of the city, died tliis morning at
9:30 o'clock .at his home on Ogden
avenue as the result of injuries re
ceived in falling last evening. Mr.
Brennen. who is aged 0 years, was
walking in tbe yard at his home when
[he slipped on the icc, displacing hi*
hip in falling. He was given medical
attention, and it was thought, whilo
serious, the accident would not result
fatally. However, this morning he
was seen to bo suffering greatly from
the shock of the occurrence, his deatli
occurring in a few hours.
Deceased was a native of Ireland
and had been a resident of Fairmont
for many years. He is survived by
three sons, William, John and Thomas,
well known residents of the city. The
Mis&es Margaret and Kathryn Bren
nen are granddaughters of the deceas
Funeral services will be held from
St. Peter's Catholic church on Friday,
but the hour has not been made
known. Interment will be made in
Holy Cross cemetery by Undertaker
Musgrave & Sons.
Photo by American Press Association.
ker, Says Fashion's De mands Hamper Manufactur
Jecause They Do N ot Know What to Make
Until Las t Minute.
JMBLPHIA, Dec. 30.?Ameri
Qen "who demand new styles
^h"ata;;:dreBaes and coals with
Ting season arc largely re
JgrSthe conditions which
s thrown thousands of workmen
oi employment, according to Miss
rt^PojTitz, of Boston, who
jpfii^address at yesterday's
of tho national conference on
Ibs Poyntz, -who has made a study
^causes of unemployment, de
Stiiat^caprlce on the part of
' who'-,re fuse to wear last year'a
^nd jhats, and -who are con
Remanding new. kinds of
_5'"had: qulto as much infiu
ecently in depressing the In
^fprld as the war. Mannfac
not provide steady employ
ieir people, she said, be
by never know what to make
Poyntz is'ald the labor unions
Mpjr'coridltions by discontinue
^practice of drawing sharp
demarcation between the
There are ever so many little
meftjald, which the workmen
""fadmlt do more harm than
nembers'of these unions
'to do only the kind of
iwtifchithey ! are register
^fibethg, expelled It they
Soldiers Leave the
Colo. Strike Zone
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.?Troops
b of the 12th tJ. S. Cavalry on patrol
dcty In the Oak Crook district Routs
Co., Colorado, since last May was or
dored today to return to its home sta
tion at Fort Meade, South Dakota.
Orders for the gradual withdrawal of
the other federal troops sent Into
Colorado to quell mining disorders
are in preparation.
Miss lilanche Price returned last
evonlng from New Straightsvllie, 0.,
where she had soont several weeks
with her father, Mr. Harry Price who
is seriously ill. Mr. Price's condition
is not much inproved.
There will be an Installa
tion of officers and social ses
sion on New Year's Eve, De
cember 31, 1914. Comelout
2 Masked Men
HoldUp Texas
Express Train
At Point of Pistol, Robbed
Passengers in Two
Stopped Train and Dropped
Off?Officers Are Now in
Bt Associated Pbess.J '
SAN ANTONIO, Texas', Dec. 30. ?
Two masked men boarded, the west
hound Sunset express on the Galves
ton, Harrisburg and San Antonio Rail
road near Cline, Texas, early today
and at the point of pistols robbed all
of tho passengers in the two rear
sleepers. As they neared Spofford,
Texas, the robbers gave an air chord
signal for tho train to stop after which
they dropped off and escaped. A
posse quickly organized by officers
aboard the train started In pursuit.
The two men swung aboard the rear
sleeper as the train was leaving Cline.
By Associated Press.
PARIS, Dec. 30.?The official an
nouncement on the progress of the war
given out by the French war depart
ment this afternoon reads as follows:
"In Belgium we have won a little ter
ritory in the region of Xeulport, oppo
site Poldols and to the north of Lorn
bardtzyde. The enemy subjected St.
George to a violent bombardment. This
is the position we are putting in a state
of defense. Wo have captured a Ger
man point of support southeast of Zon
nebeke between Bezeiidre and Pasca
"From the Lys to Olse there is noth
ing toreport. In the valley of the Aisne
and in Champaigne the enemy has man
ifested another burst of activity, which
has taken the form particularly of a
violent artillery fire, to which our
heavy artillery replied effectively.
"In the Argonnes we have made
slight progress in the region of Fourge,
Paris. Between the Argonnes and Mo
selle there has been cannonading along
the entire front^but particularly, severo
along the Heights of the Meuso.
"In the Vosges, the' enemy delivered
a nattack against our position at Latete
i:?- Faux. This was repulsed. In lTpper
Alsace we are consolidating our posi
tions. Our heavy artillery refused ttt
silence the howitzers of the Germans
bombarding Upper Alsace."
VIENNA, Austria, wireless to Lon
don, Dec. 30.?An official communica
tion given out by staff headquarters ad
mits a retreat by the Austriaus in Cnli
cin. The 'Statement says:
"The ilussian army which about a
week ago commenced an offensive
movement against tahose of our forces
which had crossed the Carpathians has
been reinforced with supplementary
troops and fresi divisions in such a
manner that it is necessary for us to
withdraw our trooj-s along thn enlin:
front and In the pla'nR of Gorlico north
o?. the Carpathian-!. Tho situation in
the north lias not been Influenced there-,
"In the Balkan theatre of war the
Montenegrins showed great but unsuc
cessful activity."
BERLIN, by wireless to London, Dec.
30.?The official communication given
out today by the German war office
"In the western theatre of war we
are still fighting for tho hamlet of St.
Georges to the south of Nieuport, which
we were compelled to evacuate owing
to surprise attack. Storm and cold have
caused damage to the positions of both
sides in Flanders and in Northern
France. On the rest of the front tho
day passed quietly.
"In East Prussia the Russian cavalry
was driven back in the direction of Pill
kalen, four miles from the Russian
fronter, and south of the Niemen river.
"In Poland, on the right bank of tho
Vistula, tho situation remains unchang
ed. On the western bank of the Vlstu
la the offensive to the east of the tribu
tary, Bzura, continues.
"For the rest, fighting on and to tho
east of tho Rawka branch continues, as
well as at Inowlodz and In the region
to southwest of this place. Reports
from outside sources gives the impres
sion that Lowicz and St. Skierniewdlce
are not in our possession. We captur
ed tlieso places more than six days ago.
Inowlodz is situated far behind our
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Nuzum and Mr.
and Mrs. T. A. Farley went to Pltts
?burg tills afternoon for a few days
Western Pennsylvania?Fair and
cooler tonight and Thursday, except
enow flurries near lakes. West Vir
ginia?Fair tonight and Thursday.
Colder tonight.
50,GOO Soldiers
TakenBy Russia
In This Month
Fifteen Thousand Austrians
Captured in Last Nine
Entire Army is Now in Full
Retreat Over the Carpa
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 30.?Since
their latest offensive commenced In
December the Russians have takeu
50,000 Austrian prisoners and captur
ed many guns, according to the Rus
sian official reports, and if, as was
estimated, Austria had between three
and four army corps on its re-entry
into Galicla, it must have lost more
than a third of the number in killed,
wounded and prisoners. The state
of the roads, which are deep in mud,
has prevented the Russians from male
ing the pursuit as effective as It might
have done could the Cossacks have
found a firm footing for their horses.
In Southern Ftiland the Russians
record successes, while In Galicla
they have apparently Inflicted a defeat
on the Austrians almost as serious
as that which Emperor Franz Jos
eph's troops suffered In Servia.
15,000 Taken in Nln? Oays.
PETROGRAD, Dec. 30?(Via Lon
don.)?The retreat of the Austrian
army In Galicla. along the Llsko-Sa
bok-Dukla-Zmigrod front, Is described
officially here as more and more pre
cipitate and disorderly. The retreat
ing forces are estimated unofficially
as numbering about 175,000 men.
The nature of the country favors
the Austrians In their retreat. The
corridor-like valley and passes pre
vent the Russians from pursuing over
parallel roads or harassing their
flanks. Only six roads cross the Car
pathians, two of which are little more
than mountain trails. Owing to the
broken character of this region the
Russian cavalry is able to do little
scouting, while the extreme cold ren
ders aeroplaneB useless. ,
The large number of prisoners tak
en, amounting in the last nine days
to about 200 officers and 15,000 sol
diers, with 40 machine guns, is be
lieved here to indicate that the Aus
trians are not offering a stubborn rear
guard resistance.
' Prisoners' Feet Frozen.
Isolated attacks by Germans in the
region south of Skierniewice are re
ported officially to he continuing un
successfully. Russian military critics
describe these attacks as a final ef
fort, stating the great losses sustained
by the invaders in the last -week ot
10 days are beginning to liave an ap
preciable effect.
A period of inactivity apparently
has set in along the front before War
saw, between the Vistula and Pillca
The last three lots, consisting of
600 men each, of Austrian prisoners
taken to KlJv from Southern Galicla,
contain numbers of men who are un
bounded, but were made unfit for
service by frozen feet. Host of tli?
prisoners are between the ages of "40
and 50.
The Official Army Messenger says
that 300 Slavs from Bosnia and Herze
govnia encountered Russian soldiers
near Tunolf.
German Prisoners
Make French Roads
By Associated Press.
ST. POL, via Paris?German pris
oners of war worked cheerfully at the
side of tholr armed French guardians
in repairing the much damaged nat
ional highways in this region Just to
the rear of the.C0l03sal battle front.
The prisoners are on the best t^rms
with their captors who shared cigar
ettes wblfTs from their pipes and
other luxuries with their erstwhile
The prisoners remained only a
ehort time in this neighborhood. As
soon as a sufficient number is taken
to All a train, the captives are dis
patched to some town on the coast or
In the interior, or embarked for Al
Germans Abolish.
Belgian Flour Duty
By Associated Press.
BRUSSELS, via Amsterdam and
London, Dec. 30.?The German admin
istration in Belgium to render less dif
ficult the maintenance of tho civil pop
ulation has abolished duty on flour
made from grain imported by Ameri
can commission for the relief of Bel
glum. This duty.was the same as that
Imposed in normal times and was add
ed to the arbitrary price of flour es
tablished by German authorities.
Ice Goes Out.
The ice started this morning and
la now floating down the river. The
rain has swollen the streams and the
Monongahela Is rising.
Qua'rr Work Starts Again.
The quarry gang,has 'resumed. work.
There is considerable material to bo
Dead Man Is
Mrs. Frank Pauletta, of whom much
has been written the past several
dayst visited tlie Cunningham morgue
this morning and there stated that
Jim Rochella, alias Julius Ross, alias
John Ross, alias Frank Rachello,
whose corpse Is now lying at the un
dertaker's parlors, is not the Julius
Ross with whom her name has been
connected. She made a capful study
of the prostrate form of the murder
ed man.. This direct denial of the
Identity that had been established
throws a crimp for the time being
Into the case.
Mrs. Pauletta lives on Water street
In the First ward. She was at the
Mayor's office this morning trying
to get money for transportation to
Clarksburg. Just why she wanted to
go to Clarksburg is a matter of con
jecture, since she has been living for
a considerable time In this city. May
or Bowen-sent her to theicounty offi
cials and it was then that she visited
the morgue and told the officers that
the dead man there said to be Julius
Ross was not be, but another man.
Mrs. Pauletta was closely question
ed, but it developed that she knew
nothing of the murder committed at
Kllarm and she was permitted . to
Socialists to Care
For Strike Children |
By Associated PrcRS.
WHEELING, Dec. 30.?Socialists
leaders here today declared that if the
striking minors In the eastern Ohio
coal fields were evicted from the com
pany houses, they now occupy, the I
socialists would take care of all chil
dren under 12 years who may be af
fected. Five thousand children, It
was stated at the socialist headquart
ers would distributed among families
In the cities of Wheeling. Stouben
vllle and Parkersburg and If homes
for a greater number are needed an
appeal would be made to the national
socialist organization. Long lists of
children's name3 have been prepared
and efforts are being continued to
complete the census.
WHEELING, Dec. 30.?It was stat
ed here today that a meeting of the
coal operators of the Eastern' Ohio
fields would be held In Cleveland next
Monday, at which a uniform plan for
evicting miners from company houses
would be considered.- It was also
stated that the. operators would con
sider plans to operate ' their mines I
with-non. onion, miners.
Brings In Big Knife.
Squire J. Lano .Parrish,- of-Worth
Ingiton,wasi'ln' the*city today. ;' -Ho
brought- with'-him: a: big 'knife taken
from",Russell Smith.; Smlthjls?awiln
Photo by American Press Association.
Newspapers In England Admit
A Decrease In Vigor Of The
French And British
~ ?
Kaiser's Soldiers Are
Thousands On The Banks
Of Bzura River
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Dec. 30.?The soldiers of Emperor Nicholas stilKhrtdjjtlBbj
main armies In check and continue to press tbelr advantage according to
dispatches reaching hero. At the same time, they are harraaslng the Aui
trians who have been slung back over the Carpathian mountains. i
In the western arona of the war the allies continue to claim sIowmdHSkS
ress but the offensive started about, the middle of December, had noticjs-;;
ably slackened, a fact, which Berlin excepting the order Issued by .GenVs
Joffree, the French commander In chief on December 17, as bona flde?d?|,S'
clared, means the failure of attempted allied advance. Even some offthe?
British newspapers call attention to the marked decrease in the .vlgo^fOt
the French-British and Belgian thrust at the German line, but they add^that
the reason for this quiet soon will b o disclosed.
The Bzura river to the west of W arsaw has now become the .Yserk'of?
the east. On its banks the Germans have been sacrificing thousands,^ of
men as they did in Belgium on the Y ser. The crossing which the^jforcedj
at great cost has now been nullfied a ccordlng to dispatches from.-Peb
grad, the Russians having driven th o Invaders back to the west bank of
the river.
Three Children Burned
To Death at Sunbury
SUNBURY, Pa., Dcc. 30.?One of
the four children of George Krum
L'mebumer of Grovanla, Montour
county, ran to a neighbor's house to
day and the mother went tn pursuit
to bring It back. When she returned
to her home she found the house In
flames and her threa other children
burned to death. The little victims
of the (jlaze were two boys, aged 7
months and 5 years, respectively, and
a girl aged 3.
Two Boys Injured
By One Rifle Shot
MONESSEN, Pa., Dac. 30. ? Theo
dore and James Powell, aged 10 and
S, respectively, sons of George Pow
ell, were victims of a snootlne acci
dent while playing with a .22 caliber
rifle, given to them as a Christmas
present. The boys were playing In u
room with tl'/ gun when It was acci
dentally discharged. The bullet pass
ed through the younger hoy's right
hand, striking his brother in the back
nnd lodging in the left liing. Theo
dore's condition is serious.
Coal Men For
The Central West Virginia
here yesterday.
The objects of the association
First, The conservation of.'c'o
erties by improved methods?;of
duction. Second, Providing:?'
safest and most approved|mear
mining of coal and the safeg
of miners and other employeaS
gaged in such pursuit.
The'counties represented^
sociatlon are: Marion, Harriso
ongalla, Lewis, Taylor, Barbou
ton, Braxton, Randolph,; Upisho
eral, Tucker, and Gilmer.
three companies wera'represent
the meeting ;nd are members; of
The directors by counties yfollo
Harrison and Lewis cquntira.^AS:
rUirang. J. Edgar Lang, Daniel i
ard; Marlon county, George jfT;$
eon, C. H. Jenkins,( and R^M^
Mineral and Grant counties,
Eoyd; Tucker county, .
(Continued on Pagel$f
Missouri Convicts Become P eevish When Bad Ma
Passed on Them and Search Reveals Plan'
in Cell.
Voters Recall Mayor
Who Served 4 Terms
SALEM, Mass., Deo. 30.?Mayor
John F. Hurley was recalled by tho
voters in a special election today.
Matthias J. O'Keefe, leather manu
facturer, and candidate of the Better
Government Association, defeating
him by a vote of 8,465 to 2,629. I!
v?as the first recall election in New
In the campaign the opposition
charged that 'Mayor Hurley bad not
enforced the liquor laws. He had
served as mayor four one-year-tenna
and two years of a fifth term" of three
Country Club Dance Tonight.
The Christmas dance ..will be an
event at the Country Club tonight
which will be largely attended,
special car will leave the cltjjJaljV
o'clock to carry the guests to the
Count^Clubj and dancing wfltjQgjj
Two moulds for making
half dollars were found yesl
the cell of William Brandon,
serving a five-year term foi
tu the state prison
Thirty half dollara'$Sw?re1
among the convicts on
holiday, when they were
freedom of the yards. S
were found on Brandon wren
was sea-ched. When his ?
penitentiary expires he will
ed over to the Federaljwnw
The deputy warden?
sail spurtous coins first
at the various booths pri
allowed to set up on ? '
convict, who ran a grocei
celved -a,counterfeit " "
notified the prlsonioffleanJ
The counterfeit;colns
Babbitt metal believed

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