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I PREMIER SPEAKS
In Meantime Situation in
Entente Capitals Will
LANSING Si WILSON
Possibility That Peace Note!
Will Be Forwarded
I ? ' |
(My Apti' Int'.u !'r*s
WASHINGTON", Dec 15.?Proshlen: |
I Wilson probably will not finally Mr ;
i terralno on any formal step In cornier
i Hon witli the peaco proposals of the I
Central powers uhtil after David Lloyd
| George, the British prime minister.
' has spoken in the House of Commons
In the meantime through \meriran j
iiplomatie'representatives in the cap; I
ula of the JCnt'ent powers, the Amerl-j
| -an govcrunnmi v.ill keep in close,
I ouch with the situation.
No formal comment was forthcom j
I ng today either from the White llous0 i
>f State department.
It. is known to hi' the view of most
at the eabinei members that the
American government should move
\ cautiously and do nothing to imperil
its influence for peace.
Secretary Lansing early today held
his first personal conference with
I President Wilson since the peace proposals
of the Central powers wore
It was said the formal note from
Germany and Austria mlgut go torward
before night and necessarily in
view of probability that the President
| would take no independent action uuf
til after Lloyd-George had spoken in
Itlie House of Commons they probably
will bo accompanied only by formal
k notes of transmittal.
" The authorized statement at the :
German embassy that consideration
of at least partial disarmament would
be one of the things taken up at a
peace conference attracted the widest
| attention among government officials
[ ; and diplomats.
It was accounted a doubly interestI^S.Jcg
because Germany had repeatedly
refused such suggestions eevn to point
it was said of threatening to withdraw
from the second Hague conference ii
the subject were pressed.
For Business College
EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO
GREATLY INCREASE UNION
J'" SCHOOL ENROLLMENT.
Today Harry S. Price assumed uc!live
management of the affairs of the |
Union Business College. Plans have i
already been made to make the local
business college equal any in the coutt ;
try. They have the facilities for doing '
| this, as they have a good location in !
' the Jacobs building and first class I
While the present corps of instruc-1
tors have been adequato to take care
cf the enrollment the college now has
the management is getting in touch
' with some ol the best business college
instructors in the country and u sufficient
number of new instructors will
be employed to take care of the large
t enrollment which will come in for the
winter term, which starts January 2.
A big drive will be made between
now and the first of the year to Inceraso
the enrollment. Several experienced
solicitors have been employed
to take care of this matter. Also
a co-operative plan has been adopted
between the school and the students,
i whereby the students will be given a
f free two-weeks scholarship for every
k new student brought in between now
r and the first of the year. j
If. > -/
f Charity Committee
I The executive committee o? the
State conference on Charities and Corrections
is holding a meeting this aft.
ernoon in the offices of the Associated
It Charities organization in the eity
' building. A working program lor the
I: year is one of the matters to receive
( consideration at this meeting.
The members of the committee prosj
ent for this conference are Prof. E. H.;
& Vickers and Prof. L M. Bristol, of the I
West Virginia University at Jiorgantown;
Rev. R. Cary Montague, of Elkt
ins; A. E. Sinks, of Wheeling; H. E.
| Flesher. superintendent of the Reform
school at Pruntytown and Mrs. James
O. Watson, of this city.
ON MILK AND OAS
Producers Shut Off Mill
Supply in Fight With
CLEVELAND, Dec. 15. ? With th<
coldest weather of winter in effect this
city wan today in the throes of a fam
ine in holh milk and natural gas. Th<
mercury was at 6 degrees above zer<
when the Northern Ohio Milk 1'roduc
crs' Association controlling 75 per cent
of the city's milk supply, put. an em
bargo into effect because of disagree
ments with dealers. DealerH threaten
od to ask a grand jury investigatior
of the producers action. Only 14.00f
gallons reached the city today jnsteat
of the usual 70,000 gallons.
The gas pressure fell to such a lov
point that there was great sufferinf
and prospects of closing the schools
Mayor Davis began an itivestigatiot
to determine whether the East Ohit
Oas company has kept its agreemen
to shut off the supply from mauufnetur
Price 45 Cents a Bushel Less
Than a Month
(By Associated Prosst
CHICAGO. Dec. 15.?Wheat crashei
down in value today on account o
peace reports. First sales showed t
fall in some eases of 8% cents a bush
ol May wheat touching $1.58 as agains
$1.66>/4, to $1.0(1% at yesterday's tin
What chiefly sent wheat price:
whirling downward was the statemen
authorized by the German embassy a'
Washington that one of most import
ant subjects for discussion at a peaci
parley would be universal disarmment
Beside the Gertnan embassy's Btate
ment, the smash in wheat prices wa:
duo largely to yesterday's and thii
morning's break on New York sttocl
market. Yesterday big decline in Nev
York came too late to have much in
fiuence here until today.
The decline at outset this mornln,'
made total a drop In wheat prices o
about 18 cenls a bushel since firs
peace offer came from Berlin.
Within hour losses had been wid
ened to 10% cents per bushel, Ma:
wheat tumbled to $1.5(1 on closing ou
of accounts in which margins had beet
swallowed up completely.
As compnrcd with prices of a montl
ago the market at this stage was dowt
more than 45 cents a bushel in the De
Child is Dead as Result o
Accident at Annabelle.
Suffering with severe hurns rcooh
cd while trying to start a tire in i
stove with kerosene oil and with he
tour year old son lying dead at he
home at Annabelle as a result of til
accident, Mrs. Annie Itadic wife o
Mike It a die was admitted to Kalrmon
hospital No B lute last evening on
today is in a dying condition and it i
not believed she can survive the daj
Mrs. Radic and the child wore alon
in the house and it is believed th
woman threw kerosene on Hie fire l
mako a blaze and that perhaps. Iher
were smouldering flames among th
coals in the stove which caused th
oil to ignite. The womn's body a
well as that of the child who stoo
near, were completely enveloped i
flames and before help could arriv
the child was so badly burned that i
died in a short time while the mothe
was so badly burned over practicall
all of her body that her recovery i
thought to be impossible.
The woman was brought to the hoi
pital here on the six o'clock ear wlier
she was made as comfortable as poi
BARKER SOCIETY MEETS.
Lleweys P. Barker society for stud:
of medicine met last night at Cook ltos
pital, members present were Drs. Wad
dell, Floming, Johnson, Henry, McDor
aid and Graham. The study of the kid
ney was the subject under considers
tion. and many important feature
from the various writings of emineu
men were read and discussed of thl
very important organ of the huraai
body. Never in the history of the met
ical profession has there bean s
much study and work done on any on
disoasos os those affecting the kit
noy, and for that reason the schoc
will contlnuo its study for some tim
to come. The members wore honoro
by a visit from Dr. Geo. Mayers.
thughes carried i
' chi's plii
i Wilson Carried 28 Counties,1
; SUTHERLANOlAD 5,658
!! Official Figures at Last Giv;i
en Out at Charles|
t, CHARLESTON. Dec. 15. ? TabulaI
tion In the offices of the governor and
secretary of state from official reports
certified by the board of canvassers !
i throughout the state, have been com-!
II pleted showing the result of the gen-,
t era I election of November 7 for i'resl
| dent. United States senator and sev.
eral state officers.
I I'lin vnl.i lnr nsnol.iontl.il , .1
. >ui 1'ivoi' ciiuai civtiuii
give iiuithos 143,124: Wilson. 14(1,403:
Benson. Socialist. 6.150; Hughes' plu
rality. 2.721. Wilson carried 2S on!
1 of the 55 counties.
For i nited States senator, Howard
| Sutherland, Ilepuhlican. won over \V.
11t'liilton. I he licmoeratic incninbetit.
| with a plurality of 5.60S.. The vote
lor the candidates was. Sutherland.!
1 44,243; Chilton. 138,585; G. A. Gneiser,
Socialist. 4,881. Sutherland car
rled 20 and Chilton 26 counties.
The plurality of John J. Cornwell,
Democrat, for governor over Judge Ira.
E. Kohlnson. itepublican. was 2 775.
The winner carried 32 counties, receiving
a total of 143.321 votes to
Judge Robinson's 140,560.
5 The vote on the other candidates
for state offices was as follows:
For secretary of state. H. G. Yoeng,
Republican, 142,973; Charles It. Wilson,
lag.046; Young's plurality. 3.027.
For superintendent of schools, .n I'.
Shawkey, Republican, 142,457; R. A.
Armstrong, 130,424; Shawkey's plura'
1 For treasurer, W. S. Johnson, Uepub1
lican, 143,402; Lloyd Rinehart, 13S,j
450; Jolinscn's plurality, 4,943.
For auditor, John S. Darst, Republican.
1-13,914; A. E. Kenney, 137,833;
1 Darst's plurality, 6,081.
For commissioner of agriculture,
James II. Stewart. Republican, 143.s
364; John B. Finley, 138,310; Stow
! art's plurality. 5,054.
1 For attorney general, E. T. England,
- Republican, 144,761; W. H. Sawyers,
J 136,547; England's plurality, 8,214.
The tabulation showing the vote on
- the woman suffrage amendment makeB
s a total of 161,607 against ratification,
3 and ,504 for ratification . The ma1
jority against was 98,067, the most de-j
uidhc vuiu ever cast on any question!
In West Virginia. Brooke and Hancock
counties voted in favor of the I
! amendment. In Pendleton county the I
f vote was 202 for and 1,725 against,
t The complete official figures on the |
vote cast for President, United States j
1- senator and governor in West Vir
f ginia. as given out officially, are as fol-1
County. Cornwall, Robinson. j
1 Barbour 1.02(5 2,00*2]
1 Berkeley 2,021 2,720 '
Boone 2,220 1.51! j
Braxton 2.902 1,814;
Brooke 1.202 1.-197 1
Cabell 0.599 5 590 I
Calhoun 1,224 929 j
Clay 1,077 9S7 ;
Doddridge 1,090 1,755
Payette 5,570 5,3721
Gilmer 1.097 925 1
Grant 449 1.2S4
Greenbrier 2.224 2,547'
" j Hampshire 2.192 021
! Hancock s.,2 1.477]
I llnrdy 1.45s 05,':
f Harrison 0.049 0.220
Jackson 2.099 2.2S4 i
Jefferson 2,505 1,107 ;
Kanawha 10 295 10.072
Lewis 2,302 .2,29! i
Lincoln 2.114 2.101 t
j Logan 3.211 2,161 !
Marion 5,500 4.451 j
a 1 Marshall 3,16? 3,540 I
ri .Mason 2.375 2.423
e (Continued on Pago V.)
jjj BOY SCOUTS ELECT OFFICERS
s i Brock Showalter was electyd loader '
... j of Eagle Patrol. Hoy Scouts, of Troop
^ 4. last night, and Hugh Fox. assistant, j
c .lamas Moore was elected leader and .
Owen McNeely, assistant, of Wolfe.;
p | Patrol. The troop elected Ed Crowl,;
e i scribe, and Hugh Fox bugler. The j
eI basketball team will be managed by
s Jim Frame and captained by Ed Crowl.
7 i The boys held a rousing session in j
J, | the City Hall.
p i ?
it Broaddus Alumni Banquet?The a!
r | utuui association of Iiroaddus institute
y i tin Baptist denominational institute, i
s | located at Philippi, will hold a winter j
] banquet at the Waldo hotel in Clarks- ]
burg on December 28 at 8:15 o'clock.
e A. Judsou Finloy, prosecuting attor]
ney. of Clarksburg, is president of the
J alumni association. The banquet will
probably be made an annual affair.
I The Weather
! (TCTTT ^'e5t Virginia?
TqukS a tonight except
s act I allow In mountains
t, J Colder with cold
s g>Tw 11 v c' Saturday
>1 ^Yesterday"' wenthc
or' c'earl temperu
" ^ ature, maximum 28.
minimum, 14; precipitation, 14.
STATE B? 2,721
1U1T HITS 2,755
Anti Booze Law
(By Associated Press)
ROANOKE, Va., Dec. 16. ?Unmarried
men In Virginia, not living
with their parents, can not have
shipped to them the quart of whiskey
u month allowed unde: the new
Prohibition Commissioner Peters
so ruled today on the ground that
the law does not recognize a board
ing or rooming house, club or lodge
room as a home in which liquor
may be kept for private consump
mil ikinii numii
FALL TODAY H!
Not So Cold Today As Yesterday
What a blowing on fingers and resurrecting
of snow shovels this morning
when the good people of Fairmont
peeked out of doors and saw that overnight
there had sit'toj down nearly
six Inches of snow?the first real snow
storm of the year. All day the snow
kept coming down and from the looks
of the clouds. Fairmont is slated for
a real old "Whitticresque" storm.
For the first time thi> v'.nter the
jingly, rag time music of tho sleighbells
was echoing everywhere, with
scores of sleighs, bob tails, and cutters
dashing about here and there.
Persons who live out in the country
piled into their sleds this morning,
anil Iieliiud Uie brisk feet of "Folly"
and "Bob" wfre whisked Into town to
do Christmas shopping.
The little Flivers wpre running
hither and yon, but the heavier automobiles
were keeping pretty much
"to hum." The streets were slippery
and icy, the hills almost impossible,
which of course was ideal Kliver conditions.
Teamsters were pretty good to their
horses today, nearly all teams which
were left standing for any length of
time being blanketed. There were a
few exceptions but the activities of
the Humane society have been such
as to instill a fear into the hearts ot
tho most brutal drivers
The weather man at Fairmont says
that the temperature this morning was
not as cold as yestcrii or tile day
before, lie gives the I, "roe of coldness
this morning as being 21) above.
Yesterday's was 14 and the day before
that. 13. The weather chief at
Pittsburgh says that Fairmont people
had better bundle up and watch
the water pipes tonight, for its going
to get lots colder.
Skating and coasting are now the
big things in the min 1 . oung folks, j
On Fifth street down itigi 1
icjtoo' iiundre ' . a o Uu S coast i
ing every evening i < old a ... u i !
u?u, do p i legible l.?ers. et cetra. '
still reign- Hie fa o.i e. Skating is j
going on gleeiully on raw IV.w creel; j
and o her of the smaller tributaries i
of the Monongahcla. The West For* 1
is frozen over but is not strong euougl, j
to bear skating.
nuu en uit; jiit-a.siiTu tilings to reflect '
upon these hcilly evenings. Is that cold
isn't cold at all?simply the absence i
of heat. This is the accepted theory
of all students of temperature. If it
is true, there is certainly a lot ol
heal absent in, Fairmont this evening
Drains from domestic consumers i
made the gas pressure low in the
city and several of the manufactories
were considerably handicapped. Owens
had a very light pressure as did
Monongah Glass. Fairmont Window
Glass and Columbia Art Glass.
City Hall Notes
Dominick Casteluci. foreman of the
city water department, was taken
home yesterday afternoon suffering
with pneumania. He had contracted
the ailment while working in water
to his waist during this present inclement
weather. Dominick has been with
the city water department for the past
16 years and since the present administration
took hold has been the foreman.
Two-thirds of Robinson street has
been paved leaving the other one-third
to await the whints of the weatherman.
No street department employees are
working at regular jobs today, the few
who are working being used to remove
the snow from the bridges and over the
sewers which aro liable to freeze up.
Monroe street will be paved when
the weather gets so that brick laying
can be done.
Finance Commissioner J. Walter
Barnes' office was the scone today of
a gathering of 15 or 20 members of the
building committee and others of the
new Presbyterian church who came to
see the work of several famous artists.
The committee then wont to the Manley
hotel where the exhibit will be
shown those Interested.
. ' ' h
AT POST OFFICE
Heaviest ot Christmas Mail
Will Come Next
Due to the "shop early" and "ship!
early" campaigns the Veal post ofiice
will not have to place additional forces
to work until Monday. Monday
there will be one additional cl?rk and
one additional parcel post wagon put
on. Each day more will be added
until about next Thursday when 10
men will have secured positions assisting
in moving the mail
Three parcel post wagons will be
added by the middel of next weok.
Signs at the post office are beginning
to indicate that there will be one of
the heaviest mails for Christmas season
known to Fairmont. At the present
time it can be sc.i that Christmas
shippers started to moving their
goods early and that on this account
it will prove not so great a congrestion
as the amount of business would
seem to indicate.
Assistant Postmaster llarry Owens
has his organization working like a
clock at present and were it fcot that j
the present post will increase fivefold
within the next few days the men
lie lias on hand ought to be able to
handle it. Boys will be. carried in to
deliver packages an do much that the
wagons cannot take care of.
FOR STATE HAS
Resolutions Also Urge Plac
ing of Armor Factory
HUNTINGTON. W. ya.. Doc. 15.? '
Resolutions which urge the selection
of Huntington or Charleston, W. Va., |
as the logical site for the proposed j
government armor plate pant, were
unanimously adopted by the West Virginia
Hoard of Trade in convention
here. The board of trade's departure i
from the established rule of aiding all j
sections of the state alike was explained
by the fact that Washington
authorities have eliminated all West |
Virginia cities except the two mention- j
cd and the resolutions recite that fact, j
Other resolutions urge construction
cf state roads, standardization of road I
bond issues, better systems for the
transfer of real estate and a belter
system for safeguarding real estate
again tax sales.
Officers were named aB follows:
President, F. B. Enlow. Huntington;
secretary, H. H. Archer, I'arkersburg;
treasurer, John B. Finley, Parkersburg.
Vice presidents were named by
congressional districts as follows: j
First, George W. Luaz and T. L. j
Brett; Second. Howard Sutherland i
and C. R. Jones; Third, Orlando West
and Stuart F. Reed; Fourth, John B.
Finley and Robert L. Archer; Fifth,
Isaac T. Mann and Lawrence Tierney:
Sixth, W. A. Kelley and Adam Littlepage.
Clarksburg was chosen as the place
for the next meeting Chambers of
commerce and bourds of trade who
are members of the state board will
be assessed 50 cents per member for
the Bupport of the state organization
it was decided.
Rubbing the face all over the soap
Isn't anymore economical than rubbing
the soap ail over the face.
::br '.TrJ" , ( .,
That is the Conclusion of
Studies Made by Insurance
(By Associated Prcs?l
NEW YORK. Dec. 15.?Two yearsstudy
of original insurance statistics
indicate cancer Is neither hereditary
nor contagious, according to a paper
presented to the Association of Life
Insurance Presidents here today hy
President Arthur Hunter, ot the Ac
tuarial Socic ty of America.
After referring to the annual toll of
eighty thousand deaths from cancer in
the United States. Mr. Hunter said:
"No sooner do we become interested
in the wide prevalence of a disease
lileo cancer, than we begin to wonder
whether it is contagious or hereditary.
Such questions must be in the minds
of hundreds of thousands of relatives
of persons who have died from this dis
ease and of others who arc suffering
"There seems little to support the
view that cancer is the result of con-1
tagiou. Twenty thousand applications
for insurance were reviewed and it
was found that In 488 cases one only
of the parents of the applicant was
stated to have died from cancer and
in four cases both parents were stated
to have died of that disease. There
were 1222 times as many cases in
which one parent had died of cancer
as of those in which both parents had
died of that disease. Them could hardly
be a stronger test than the case of
husband and wife."
As to heredity, Mr. Hunter said"My
first investigation consisted ofj
cases of persons Insured In six com-1
panics, both parents having died of j
cancer prior to date of application for j
insurance. Of 472 grandparents of the i
insured, the cause of death was given |
ill 2:>4 cases of which two were from i
cancer; the cause of death was stat-1
ed in 1S4 of these as 'old age,' the |
average age at death of which was S2. j
In 72 of the grandparents the cause
of death was not known but the age
was given, the average being 62; in
*55 cases neither the age nor the cause
of death was known. It is reasonable
to conclude that if only two died of'
cancer out of 234 parents of personsj
who died of cancer, that disease is not,
"The possibility of heredity in cancer
has generally been studied by ex- j
periraents on anitnals. In the case of j
human beings there has been no previ- j
ous attempt, so far I as am aware to j
investigate the problem lit families where
there has evidently been a can- J
cor strain, if such a thing exists. In
the present investigation, one of the
groups consisted of cases in which
both of the parents had died from cancer;
and in another of the groups, a
parent, and a brother or a sister <>f iho
policyholder had died from that (lis- j
ease. It might be expected, therefore,
that if concer were hereditary, it would I
be shown very clearly in the family
records of these persons but this has j
"Men and women who are in anxiety j
of mind on account of the appearance
of cancer in their ancestry or immediate
family may dismiss such anxieties
as there is no statistical evidence
at the present time that the disease of
cancer is transmitted by Inheritance
MRS. SARAH HUNT DIES.
Mrs. Sarah Hunt died on Wednesday
at the county home at Hoult and the
body was interred yesterday after funeral
services at the home. She was
aged 65 years and formerly resided at
w. . '
H NORMAL B
Handsome $200,000 Structure
is Now Ready for
LOCATION Ts ACCESSABLE
Interior is Well Equipped
With Airy Rooms and
Auditorium. ; 1
During the month of May. 1915, the '4
contract was let by the State Board
i'f Control, for the erection of a new
building for the Fairmont State Nor- !
nial school, the legislature convening
previous to that date, having appro
printed a sum for that purpose and
tin: ground also having previously I
been secured. Today sees the completion
of the edifice which is perhaps
the handsomest single building owned
by the state, that houses one of the
state's institutions of learning. ..'--j.bfM I
Approximately $200,000 has been ex*l
ponded In the erection of the builds
inir. tlir nurrhii?j?? *?f t'm din
c?- ---- w ?"V '"H, UU TT UIVU
It is built, the purchase of furniture
and equipment and in Improvements to Jj
the grounds. The building now stands ?aB
as a monument to the progresslvecesu
of the State of West Virginia.
The building, which is of olassic -1
style, stands in the contre of a plot
of ground, comprising eighteen and
one half acres. The elevation on which
the structure stands is considerable
and the view obtained of the surrounding
country is magnificent. The eminence
makes it possible for the edifice
lo bo viewed to tho very best advantage
front many points throughout
tlie city and country around. The location
is easy of access from the trolley
lines and broad driveways leading
to nail encircling the building, mahee Jfl
the approach to the building an Ideal
The building is constructed .?t. I
buff brick trimmed with limestone-Ufflf '. S
terra cotta. the dimensions being 265 51
fee' long by lib feet wide and three 'fl
stories high. The main adornment to t
an otherwise conservative structure
are the eight massive ionic columns if
cut from Indiana limestone which 'J
gives the building its classic appearance
and affords practically its sola
ornamentation. Massive stone steps
lead from the driveway to the milfai
entrance of the building and the Interior
is reached through largo double
doorways which lead directly Into the j
second floor corridors.
The interior is finished in polished,
quartered sawed oak. The corridors,
which are a noticeable feature owing
to their size, have floors of compos!
tion while the Honrs of the clasB rooms, '
labrntorics, ets:, are of hard wood nice-' " IfflH
The structure Is heated by a spill
steant system having both direct andyrS
indirect radiation. This system else
supplies the ventilation for the buiji- 1
A feature of the building is the line
audortiuvn. which extends through the
two lower stories, having a pit and
nailery, which combined seats approx!
mately 500 persons. A modernly equipped
stage is built into the auditorium.
Access to the pit of the auditorium is
had from the front of the building by
an entrance through the basemen!
story at the east end, entrance to the
gallery is obtained through the flrsl , '$
or main story of the building. The'auditorium
is lilted with mahogany finished
In addition to the auditorium th<
building contains twenty or more large
airy and splendidly lighted class
rooms, magnificently equipped fihysi a
cal and chemical labratories, society
halls, department for Domestic set
once, domestic art, manual training
rest rooms, lockers, llhifry and road
ing rooms and the offlcors of the presir 4
dent, heads of departments, etc. i
On the right hand of the main entrance
to the building is located the
ofiicos of the president and his assist(Continucd
on page two)
Rev, Goodwin to Speak?This evening
at the meeting of the Eighth Ward
lliblc class itev. Goodwin will give/a
lalk. All wno wish lo attend the meeting
will be given a cordial welcome.
Children are especially urged to heV .; 'a
present and bring some one with them
as new officers will be elected . Other J
numbers of the program are as follows:
Vocal solo lid. Ilurrctt; vocal duet,
Misses Tillie and .Myrtle McKlnney: J
talk by Rev. Goodwin; vocal duet, Ray
A lot of us fellows ain't kicking -'Si
about the high price of henfruit. The
only use we had for an egg was for a
shampoo. Our knobs arc now as sliy
of shrubbery as a fish is of dust.
wonderful selection of '
gifts for ladies and men. IpM
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