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FEAR OR FAVOR YhrjriS'L-'* * *?? ?- * . ? A-f . ,*h?. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 10, 1915. 1LISHED 1868. ?Today's News Today Ixrais Urich Indicted On , 140 Charges, WiU Be the First Case. fUN STRONG DEFENSE state to say riggs was in jured BEFORE FALLING from buggy. The trial of Louis Urich. 52 years* I '.--? Croatian coal miner, on 140 charges i oc murder, conspiracy to commit mur-l fier ana other felonies. Is scheduled! IS ?Jart Monday forenoon before Judge w-Haymond in Circuit Court here. - Unch and 133 other miners employ ed by the Jamison Coal and Coke Company hare each been indicted by i a? . county grand jury on 140 similar charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murde rand other felonies ? result of a flght with county - officers last February 20, when an at tempt was made to arrest two strlk era for throwing stones against a coal tipple near Farmington owned by the iSSHSSl. The trIals of other in ducted strikers are scheduled to follow that of Urich. Congressman James Francis Burke, a prominent attorney of Pittsburgh JSS ?Jcen emP?Iye<1 by the National Croatian Society and the Servian or thodoxSociety to aid local Attornevs Rollo Conley and Frank R. Amos "in thejlefense of Urich and the other "t,r'k?rs' t Francis A. Bogadek, of Croatian consul for the district, will be present during the hinted that the trials may result In diplomatic communica tions between the government of Cro atia and the State Department at Washington. Following a visit of Bo gadek and Burke to Fairmont, the j T^re Postponed from last Mon day until tomorrow. _ Constable William R. Riggs, ot Fairmont, is the only member of the P?8se 1? the flght who has died. Dep 1 onrtv k VK1Bucltley was aerl onsly Injured by blows struck on the clubs made from slender nftjyjtsiraee and the handles of tools. Buckley win be able ro! ?in court tomorrow as a wit-1 iOr the state. Sheriff C. D. Con ??aL^ ,SPecl5l ?ff,cer William Fin - * ? injured so severely as to be confined to their homes for several v.?S?n^tab't R|Sgs, whose death is the the murder charges against J,34 strikers, was struck by clubs Cd d,own when the strikers Prisoners from the posse, leaped into a buggy in Which Sheriff Conaway had ridden to the place where the arrests were made and endeavored to escape The horse became frightened and is said to have ran away. The strikers claim that Rices rn. calved his fatal injuries by being " ?Si?1!!? t?e bug?y and kicked bv ?5awa3r horse. Prosecuting At TUSCa orrl& based his request mertL i"gl!lEUm ?r of murder indict meets on the contention that Riegs into ^heDbuggy?d fata"y before he *ot A panel of 60 prospective jurors has and the men ordered ?vPP? court for jury duty Mon ?anel deludes 23 farmers. entf tw^ > mlne 8uPerintend al company bookkeepers, one coal company auditor, one mine w nnB0'*!?116 mine employe not a min or. one boarding boss"' and two min crB? ?."1?er veniremen are of various ttad?" 80me of them beinS 're threeOUrami?n minfra employed in the Ujree Jamison mines near Farm in(;? ton struck early In February when the Sany,8t?PPed lts PractTc^ of fur iwi , P?wder for knocking rfor?lVhs?i? .SSS a?fcamr!nlDS r,^e^en tclaimed that the raise in Snfetti mining the coal did not off p Bet the cost of the powder. The min f? other grievances .aSig. #5 that the foremen did not treat ca?? a the matter of ?wighing ? that sometimes they would ?Lven ^?dit tor an entire car riot wblch resulted in l?? e Indictment of the strik wMt^ThArc S?l lrre8ted returned to sa?" ""m'd?*>????? ln conference with hiB Conlev lSThy8, * Amos and Mr vh?_f?Unty Ja? today and ?H.f. ? cheerful and confident of a satisfactory outcome of the trial. He hls tlme reading an il Ld in thA r 'C.fnd Prayer book print c the Croatian 'language. w and, baby Ktr' are waiting ?aid?TJr?h uome ln Farmington." Urich as he stood cleso to the ence "with "aII d??r t0day ln confer ?*}c? Attorney Amos. "There JLj, h? an?ther baby in our home so arrives The Weather fnntrht Y'1]f)"la~Show<'rs and eooler jgwssasaas.'iassr night. Sunday cloudy and cooler mWtmk: , v Serving Rations to Civilians Ebjeiu-A<s? mvmm All civilians in the "fighting zone" of northern France on the allies side of the line are fed regularly by the army commissariat, the same as the soldiers. The photograph shows a group of civilians in a French village, near the front*, receiving their dally rations. Pennyless, with nowhere to go, these wretched beings continue to dwell in their old homes, shell tern and wrecked as they are They have nothing to subsist on save what the army apportions to them, but they are supplied liberally. SPECIAL CAR FOR KNIGHTS COLUMBUS 25 Members Will Leave To morrow Morning For Clarksburg. A special car over the Monongahela Valley Traction company lines will leave Fairmont at eleven o'clock Sun day morning conveying 25 members of the Knights of Columbus of this city to Clarksburg, where the organi zation will confer the fourth degree at the ?state assemblage to be he'd in that city tomorrow. The special car will return here at twelve o'clock Sun day evening. Over 100 candidates will take the degree at the session tomorrow. The schedule of arrangements for the meeting at Clarksburg are as fol lows: Fourth . degree assemblage meeting, Sunday morning; conferring of Fourth degree in the afternoon and the members will attend Vespers at the Catholic church in that city Sun day evening and the members will as semble at the Hotel Gore for a ban quet. which will close the exercises for the day. Dr. Edward A. Gormau, master of the fourth degree for the Virginias, will confer the degree. J. A. Ferrell is the Faithful Navigator of the fourth degree assemblage at Clarks burg. C. G. Armbruster, Grand Knight of the local order, will head the delega tion, which will attend the assem blage from this city tomorrow. Oth ers on the committee of arrangemerits are J. T. Brennen and Charles L. Wise. The delegation from Wheeling will arrive ?t 10:53 tomorrow morning and take the special car from this city to the meeting place. o German Submarine In Pursuit of Ship (By Associated Pre-stO NEW YORK. April 10.?Officers of the steamer Hungarian Prince, which reached here today from Shields, said the steamer was pursued on February 24 by a German submarine off oBachy Head, while they were bound for Eon don. The weather was rough at the time, and when the periscope of the sub marine was sighted the steamerput on full speed ahead and got away. Small Child Victim Of Deadly Poison HUNTINGTON. W. Va.. April 10 ? Believing strychnine tablets to be su j gar pills, little Henry Richland Mills, the seventeen months old son of Rev. and Mrs. H. R .Mills, of Guynndotte, swallowed a large quantity of the deadly drug. The child died at a local hospital later. The baby, while playing around the house, found the pill box on a dresser. Baby like, the tablets went to his mouth. The child is believed to have taken fifteen or sixteen of the strych nine tablets. o Sculptor Dies From Automobile Injuries 'By Associated Pre**.) NEW YORK, April 10.?Karl Theo dore Francis Bitter, chief of the de partment of sculpture of the Panama Pacific Exposition, and onq of the best known sculptors of the country, dlod In a hospital today of Injuries he suf fered when he and Mrs. Bitter were run down last nigUt by an auto In Broadway. Mrs. Bitter's ldjurles are not serious. Denies F-4 Was Not Fit For Service OFFICERS HAD MADE NO RE PORT IF ANYTHING WAS WRONG. i NEW MOTOR HAD BEEN RECENT LY INSTALLED BECAUSE OF EXPLOSION. (By Associated. Fies?-> HONOLULU, April 10.?Lieutenant i | Charles Smith, commander of the sub ' marine Flotilla here, referring to statements made that the submarine F-4 was unfit when she began her last cruise, said today: "If there was anything wrong with the F-4, no I one except her officers knew of it. "A new motor," he said, "was re I cently installed in the F-4, because o? an accident to the old motor." A recent explosion aboard the sub ; marina was no fault of the apparatus, I according to Lieutenant Smith, who I said that when the vessel was blow : ing and charging simultaneously, a i screw driver caused a short, circuit, I occasioning an explosion of hydrogen I gas. o Dentists To Attend Wheeling Meeting Dr. C. H. Neill will leave Sunday j evening for Pittsburgh, where he will ; attend the Odontological Society 01 Pitsburgh, which meets there on Mon day. From Pittsburgh Dr. N'eill ivi'l "" to Wheeling, where he will attend the state meeting of the West vuguna i Dental Society, which convenes there i on April 14 and continues throughout the 16th. Dr. J. W. Boydston. Dr. Herschel ( Satterfield. Dr. Fred Hess anil other 1 local dentists will go to Wheeling on Tuesday to attend the convention. Practically the entire membership of the Monongaheln Valley Dental As sociation will attend the state confer ence, and dentists will be there from all parts of the state as well. CLARKSBURG, W. Va? April 10.? The bending department of the Tuna Glass Company's plant at Industrial, a suburb, was destroyed by Are of un known origin yesterday, causing a loss of $13,000. Cultivating the Field "We have found it more profitable to chooso one field and cultivate it well than to try and spread all over the map and do it badly." This is the way ore large manufacturer sums up his reason for using newspaper advertising. Ho makes It pay and pay well. There Is nothing that equals the newspaper for Intensive work. It reaches the people who buy and the dealers who sell. It brings them together. It builds. It pushes and it keeps everlastingly at It, OLD GLORY FIRED OH BYJEXICANS Batile On Between Carranza and Villa Forces At Matamoras. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, April 10.?General Obregon's advices to General Car ranzo's agency here today say he la pursuing the defeated Villa army after the victory at Calaya, and is afiVkotu'-A tdwArd Sati i.ouis Ptftosi. Advices to Villa "representatives deny, however, that Obregon has gained a victor}- over their forces, and contend there has only been light skirmishing. BROWNSVILLE, Texas, April 9.? Villa troops investing Matamoras drew in closer to the Carranza trench es yesterday and Villa outposts found shelter In the brush from Ave hun dred to eight hundred yards In front of the deienses. One detachment crept even closer, exchanging rifle shots with the garrison without ap parent damage to either sldie. The second brigade of Villa troops, about 1.200 men, left General Rodrigue's headquarters and circled south of Mat amoras. Staff officers said this brig ade intended to close the southern aproach to Matamoras. An American flag, carried by a Mexican-American ranchman on cuo American side of the river was fired on from the Mexican side by men con cealed in the brush. The ranchman was piloting a party of newspaper men to a ferry and the flag was intend ed tor use in the boat, The party by mistake appeared on the river bank opposite the skirmish >and hoisted the flag for protection. Not more than halt a dozen bullets were ftred at them before they gained cover. Juau Beraies, a 12-year-old Villa cavalryman in the Red Cross hospital here, died yesterday. He was the boy who on Easter Sunday promised not to cry it a rabbit was given him when his wound was operated on. An old ? rice mill has been obtained by the Red Cross here for use as a hos pital in anticipation of the next at tack on Matamoras. -?o Strike of London Dockers Collapses (By Associated Press.) LONDON, April 10.?The formation of a docker's batallion, coupled with the threat of the executives of the union to suspend the strikers, had the anticipated effect at Birkenhead to day. The week end strike of the dockers collapsed. After refusing for six weeks to work overtime on Saturdays, the men have given in and practically the entire body is helping today to relieve the freight congestion. British Take Mail Off Neutral Ships BASLE, Switzerland, April 10.? British and French cruisers have tak en from Italian mall steamers 3,300 bags of German mall addressed abroad and containing letters, postcards, money, checkB and small packages. Bags coming from abroad intended for Germany will be treated In the same way and confiscated. This course. It Is understood, Is being made In re sponse to Germany's submarine wai against merchant and passenger ships. British warships recently captured let ters forwarded by Dr. Ton Bethmann Hollweg, the German Imperial Chan cellor, to Count von BernstorfT. the Qerjnan Ambassador to the United States, v-.-A' TEMPLE LECTURE CLOSES MEETING OF SOFFMGISIS Mrs. Mary E. Craigie, Chief Speaker At the Last Session. PUN GREAT CAMPAIGN REPORTS READ FROM OTHER CITIES?RESOLUTIONS ARE ADOPTED. Enthusiastic as to the ultimate suc cess of the campaign for the ratifica tion of the amendment to the state constitution at the fall election in 1916, giving women the right to vote, the officials and members of the West Virginia Equal Suffrage League, in conference in this city during the past two days, left today for their respect ive homes after a successful couiei ence held In this city. 11 optimism, enthusiasm and energy count lor anyilr.ng thfcse women who possess all these attributes, will.see their slogan "Victory 1910" veritieJ. The conterence Closed last evening with a meeting at the M. p. i'emple. Mrs. Mary E. Craigie, of Buffalo. N. Y., chairman churcnworK committee N. A. W. S. L., delivered the principal address on the subject "Do Women Owe a Duty to the State." Mrs. Craigie is a pleasing speaker and gave an interesting and logical tain, which was greatly enjoyed. Mrs. Craigie is a speaker of international reputation anu lias spent several years in this work visiting various states in the union, only recently hav ing returned trom a stay of some time on the coast. Mrs. t_ ralgie will re turn to the state later in the cam paign when she Is expected to do ef fective work in the various counties of West Virginia. Miss Elizabeth Hauser, an enthusi astic suffragist, of Columbus, Ohio, also gave a pleasing talk last night and outlined plans used in the Onio campaigns to secure suffrage. She announced her intention of helping the West Virginia suffragists in secur ing the vote and* -would expect the aid of West Virginians when the matter was again taxen up in her state. At the afternoon session held yes terday. reports were heard from the following: Wheeling, Miss Florence Hoge. Charleston, Miss Grace Cole. Morgantown, Mra. George C. Stur giss. Huntington, (new league) Miss Franklin. Marshall county. Dr. Harriet B. Jones. Martinsburg, Dr. V. M. McCune Rossa. New Martinsville, Miss Yeater. Parkersburg, Mrs. J. G. Cochran. Grafton, Mrs. Gene Ford. The officials and visitors here for the launching of the campaign were loud in their praise of .the hospitality extended by Vairmont. and enthusias tic over the first state meeting held In the cause of suffrage since the amendment was passed. The following resolutions were unanimously adopted by the confer ence: Reuolved? I. That the West Virginia Equal Suffrage Association reattirms its po sition as a non-partisan body whose motto is "Equal Rights to All, Special privileges to None," and as such calls for the active support of all justice loving men and women in securing ratification of the suffrage amendment in 1916. II. That we endorse the Peace Movement in all its branches. III. That we endorse the Susan B. Anthony amendment to tho Federal Constitution. IV. That a vote of thanks be ex tended to the Fairmont Association and friends for their hospitality to the conference. V. That a vote of thanks be ex tended to the press for their courtesy and good reports of the conference. VI. That a vote of thankB be ex tended to the speakers who contribut ed so much to the success of the con ference and banquet. Captain Reed Able To Be On the Streets Captain Thomas Reed, who has been confined to his home on Benonl avenue the greater part of the winter, with rheumatism, has about recover ed. Captain Reed was able to be on the streets yesterday and Is 16oklng remarkably well, considering his long siege of illness. His many friends are glad to know he Is recovering so rap idly. o New Ohio Law May Settle Mine Strike WHEELING. W. Va? April 10.? There wa* a report here of negotia tions on tor settlement of the Eastern Ohio coal strike as a result of the ex pected passage of the Gallagher bfll at Columbus. It was "Also rumored that President W, R. Woodford, of the Pittsburg* Vain Operators' Association, - of Ohio, snd Michael Gallagher, prominent member ot the association, both ot Cleveland, h*Te withdrawn as a reutff ot distention www members, ? ?? '* - ?' /Ti Five Injured in Explosion GASOLINE TANK BURSTS, SETS FIRE TO CLOTHING OF MEN NEAR BY. CLARKSBURG. W. Va.. April 10.? Five men were badly Injured yester day afternoon at live o'clock when a tank of gasoline which they were ure loading from a vfigon exploded. The> wagon was standing In front of thb Clarksburg Transfer and Storage Company barn. Several horses in the stable were also badly burned. THE INJURED. CHAUNCEY P. RUSH, secretary and treasurer of the Clarksburg Trans fer and Storage Company, burned about the chest, face and arm*: may die. GLEN E. BARRICK. blacksmith, burn ed about the body, legs and arms; condition serious. ROSCOE HICKMAN, teamster, burn ed about the face and arms; condi tion serious. PEARL DAVISSON, laborer, hands and arms painfully burned. FRANK JONES, negro laborer. Jjuru ort about the liands and body; con dition painful. The building was set on fire, but it vas soon extinguished by the fire de partment. fmtvm SENT 10 BOnOM BY SUBMARINE Crew Saved After Germans Give It Ten Minutes To Leave the Ship, ALLIES IH OFFENSIVE RUMORS SAY AUSTRIA IS TO ASK SEPARATE PEACE &F RUSSIA, ? " " (By Associated Frees. 1 LEETREPORT, France. April 10.? The French three masted ship Cha teaubriand, from London for New York with a cargo of chalk, was sunk by a German submarine' off the Isle of Wight at 11 a. m. Thursday. The crew was saved. Capt. Grondin and the 24 men aboard the vessel, were given 10 minutes by the German com mander to launch two boats. The Chateaubriand was then torpo doed. After drifting about all the rest of the day and night, in bitter cold weather and without food, the crew sighted the French coast yester day morning, landing safely. (By Associated Press.) LONDON. April 10.?The French, with the capture of Les Esparges. have obtained one of the main ob Jecte of their advance to the east of Verdun. The position pf Les Esparges dominates the plains of the Woevre. and its occupation by the French is announced officially. Progress from Verdun means heav ier pressure on the northern flank of the Germans holding St. Mihiel, while the southern flank is threatened by the French advance between Pont-a-Mous sen and the Meuse. In the southern part of the Held of operations the Germans aro delivering almost constant counter attacks. They have made 15 assaults on one point. It is evident the French are not only attempting to capture St. Mihiel, which has always been a danger point since the wedge was driven Into the line of the allies, but are at the same time seeking to aid Russia by preventing the withdrawal of a German corps for the relief of the hard pressed Aus trian and German forces in the Car pathians. Rumors that Austria is about to con clude a separate peace grow in num ber and persistency every day. These are accompanied by evidences that Italy is showing increasing uneasiness over the situation. <By Associated Press.1 MILAN (via Paris). April 10.?A special dispatch from Petrograd says that the insistant report heard in the Russian capital of negotiations of a separate peace with Austria, are based on the supposition that G&llcla and probably some other territory will bo exchanged with Russia for guarantees of the preservation of the Austrian in tegrity in the Transylvania provinces. Sentiment in favor of a separate peace with Austria is said to be Increasing in Russia. i _ His Hand Is Also Seen In the Activities of Consol idation Coal Co. - , WESTERN MD. BENEFITED SECURES TRACKAGE RIGHTO GIVING ACCESS TO RICH COAL FIELDS. * , I .. ??"a'SlJmk - * ' ? ir'i Reports that John D. Rockefeller has acquired an interest In the Balti more and Ohio Railroad aa well M in - the CouBoUdatlon Coal Company are given color by an announcement of the Wall Street Journal. This paper says with apparent authority: "An important' trackage agreement lias been concluded between the Balti more and Ohio and the Western Mary land. whereby the latter will bare ac c-a38. with comparatively little cod; struction. to two coal field* Off i?s present lines, and will participate in the traffic from a third. This agree ment is a sequel to the purchase by John I). Rockefeller of a substantial interest in the Consolidation" Coal Company. He already owned control of the Western Maryland. . "In the Somerset region of Pennsyl vania the Western Maryland will con struct a short stretch of line extend ing from a point in Somerset to a point In Westmoreland counties, touching properties of the Consolida tion Coal Company on which new mines are to be opened up. To reach j this new track the Western MaryJjmd, under the agreement referred tl. will use about 20 miles of Baltimore and Ohio track. Use of Tracks Elsewhere. I "-in the Fairmont region of West "Virginia the Western Maryland will again construct a umall mileage of Its i own track, in the nature of , a; * * branch, to serve intended new. J ing of the Consolidation Coal Co pany. To reach this the Maryland will uBe Baltimore i ' tracks for about 76 Iown western ternumw at ville. Pa., to Fairmont, W. Ta. "In the Cumberland region of land the Consolidation Coal Com; owns the Cumberland and Penm nia Railroad, 67 miles, which t out approximately 1,500-,000 tons coal annually. '? :J}. "The advantage of the Western ! Maryland, in addition to a shafts *nBjf ; the tonnage of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad, will be found in its access to new coal fields and the opportunity to serve, exclusively, the new workings of the Consolida tion Coal Company. It will be able to do this with a much smaller out lay of capital than would have been required if it had built its own lines through to the Somerset and Fair mont fields." Milk Drivers Take Water Wagon Seats CHICAGO, April 10.?Milk wagon drivers were ordered to mount the wa ter wagon until their differences with the Illinois Milk Dealers' Association aro settled. Teh order was Issued iu letters to 2,600 drivers, signed by L. P Fltcie, president of the Milk Wagon Drivers' Union, who urged them to abstain from Intoxicants as a "war measure." '? ? ": The men are seeking one day oft each week, with pay, and other ame liorating conditions In their work. Ne gotiations between the drivers and employers are still in progress. ? ,v.: Motorboats To Guard Zeppelin Factory GENEVA. Switzerland, April 10.? Twenty-nine large motorboats armed with quick-firing gunTTiave arrived at Friedrlchshafen by rail from Stettin. They are to be used in patrolling Lake Constance and to defend the Zeppelin dirigible balloon works against attack by French aviators from the French fortress of Belfort. Guy Paree Taboos " The Nauty Tango - PARIS, April 10. *A decree prohib iting the dancing of the tango ana other similar dances in Paris Is being prepared by the municipal authorities. It doubtless will be issued shortly and enforced with energy. SIMMON ADPfflON ?? 39 LOTS; FOR SALE 39 $350 Gas and Sewer, suit purchaser^BfowyjtJie time to buy, wl are at low tidfT Them lotS^acelocated neai Miller Scbrfar nnf. n/r walk fr HousedriLMiO lUjy deairaole lob. ? fifc!RMONT B/P1LDING & INVESTME Mezzanine Floof. Watson Consol. Phone No. 483.