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1ARR0W ESCAPE
I OFF FAlillTH
But for Mine Sweeper would
Have Been Vitally Injured.
TRAWLER WAS BLOWN UP!
I
Wive Men on Board the j
I 1 Smaller Vessels Lost
(By Associated Press)
I T^BW YORK, Jan. 3.?Passengers ar- I
riving here oA the Holland American 1
I liner Nicu Amsterdam say that Oer- ,
I; man mines containing exceptionally
I high explosives 'have been planted
I close to all the large harbors in Eng
Is are now m rront or tlie 11
aslan position. ! t
lja the Russians are resist- i i
sly but have been driven l
activity or a lively sort In
ector or the Franko-Bolgian I
successful patrol operating
irrame border are also reoday's
official statement
pernuons In tbis war area.
an. 3.?"The artillery was
pand south of the Somnlo
f-r.At Rouvroy and Verdun
a ft an hill and Bezonvaux 1
i Champagne," says today 1
tlon from the war office, i
Is were-active and brought i
I German Navy Tells
What It Has Done
i By Associated Press)
BERLIN, Jan. 3.?"Including the
French battleship Oaulols, sunk by a
I German submarine," says an Over
4feas News Agency statement today,
/ "196 hostile warships Including torpcdo
boats and submarines ot a total I
I tonnage of 759.430 have been sunk 1
siuce the beginning of the war. ]
^ l "Of these 125 vessels were British i
{ of s total of 566,200 tons. The total
r losses of the Entente warships exceed
I the total tonnage of the warships of 1
ML France at the beginning of the war.
> "Auxiliary cruiser* and ships of spe- !
rial types which ". ro lost are not i
ncluded in tho ngure. given." i
1?.
iuiiu. oLULmnu ana waics.
' They point to the exporlenco of the
B Xleuw Amsterdam and their own nar- ,
B1 row escape as confirmation.
B1 Upon her arrival on the barhor of ,
B Falmouth. England, from Rotterdam, a
B, British trawler was sent out oft Fal )
mouth to sweep the channel for the ]
B entrance of the Dutch steamship. ,
B The trawler struck a mine and was
I blown to bits, seven of her crew of 12 '
B being killed.
B Capt. Baron said the mines were
B laid only half a mile off the actual enB
trance to Falmouth harbor.
I Punished to Death
On aU, S. Collier
I: (By Associated Press)
Hak^&AMI.LA, Jam J--Three PJillipplno
'firemen from the naval collier Ajax ]
H which Is moored at Cavito were as- ,
H phyxlatcd following confinement In 1
I irons for sevoral hours In a room 1
ihcrve the boiler of the ship.
They were being punished for mu- ,
tlnous conduct. Lieutenant Comman
der I'sub Foley has assumed exclusive
jurisdiction In the cose but an lnvas
\ ligation is being conducted by the civil .
authorities.
fiS Ml:
I Berlin War Office Continues <
to Report Gains in the i
[; (By Associated Press) I
BERLIN, Jan. 3.?On the Moldavian i
lrunt yesterday ^Trong attacks were
tnnde by RUftvR'&anlun forces. To
day's official^tawment says these asV
saults failed wltn heavy losses to the
The towns of Eareescl and Tobeaci
as well as several hill positions were I
taken by the Teutonic forces.
In the interior of Humunla the Rus- j
sinns and Rumanians have been driven I
K hack west and sooth of Fokshani and |'
p ?l
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TODAY'S NEWS TODAY
SHWEI
in unicoi
IS IN NEW I?l|
? !
Was a Daughter of the Late
Judge Alpheus Haymond
nf Tliie PUv
VTA. *?U0
Mrs. Helen Haymond Peddlcord,
widow of George Puddlcord. end at one
time a .resident of this city, died at
6:05 o'clock tbls morning at the home
ef her daughter, Mrs. C. R. McDonald,
In New York city, after an Illness
ef several months of Brlghts disease
and complications. A message recelv-1
od here yesterday by relatives announced
her critical condition and her
son, George Peddlcord, of Monongah,
left last night for her bedside but did
not reach New York until after she
had passed away.
Mrs. Peddlcord was a daughter of
Mrs. Maria Haymond, of this city and
the late Judge Alpheus Haymond and
pent a part of her girlhood In this
community where she Is widely known.
After her marriage sho moved to Baltimore
where she reared a large family
the surviving members bolng Mrs.
Samuel Phoebus of Atlantic City, Mrs.
C. R. McDonald, of New York, Mrs.
Clark Greenwood, of Philadelphia, and
George Peddlcord, of Monongah, and
Charles, of Washington. Two sons,
A. F. Peddlcord and Lindsay Peddlcord,
are deceased.
The deceased was a sister of Judge
W. S. Haymond and Mrs. M. V. Illil
of this city, Mrs. Lucy Deering, of
Morgantown. and Thomas Haymond,
jf Fleming, Ky.
The funeral Is announced to take
place Friday morning from St. Martin's j
Catholic church at Baltimore, where;
.he remains will be taken today. [
Judge and Mrs. Haymond will attend i
tho funeral as will other relatives In '
tills city.
D. W. I. Project
Again Comes Up
my Associated J'rcsH)
WASHINGTON, D. <J. Jan. r,.?Sec-otary
Lousing conferred at the Copt:oI
today with Senatpr Stone, ciialrnan
ot the foreign Relations commits
.ee and urged that Congress soon profide
the $25,000,000 to pay for the I>ansh
West Indies an 1 also dcle'niine the
'orm of government for the newiy anlulred
island. Hath denied discussing
ho pending resolution to endorse President
Wilson's peace note.
Lithuanians Want
Their Independence
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C? Jan. 3. ?A
leinand indorsed by 600,000 members
if the Lithuanian National Council
jf America that the Carolinan peace
erms should provide that "ethro;rapliical
Lithuania be united In out
iiolitlcal body and that united Llthmtllu
hn ?1 * *
>? * ww nunuiuiu JJUIlLll'Hl 11."
lopendencu." was presented today to i
President Wilson by tbe apostolic del- ,
gate bore. Dr. Julius J. Biolskis. presi- j
lent of the council.
A similar statement was handed |
yesterday to alt European ambussu-1
lors. A forecast of Germany's peac '
;erms has included the creation of au'
indepeuden; kingdom of Lithuania. I
Will Pick Site For j
Armor Plate Plant
(By Associated Press?
WASHINGTON. Jan. I!.?Rear A-l-j
miral I'lctel.er and other naval utile-1
jrs who wi!) make final recommends-j
ions lo Secretary Daniels for the I or a i
.ion iii tlie government $11,000,009 at-1
nor piunt met today to consider claims I
(or a hundred places which are within
ib.i geographical limit prsecrioed |
by the Navy department. A tour of
inspection will be announced later.
City Hall Notes
Seven complaints were received oar- J
[y this morning at the city water com-1
russioner's office stilting that sewers
In various sections of the city were
!'oppcd up an overflowing, sending
he backed up water Into cellars, front
cards and along streets. This was due
'.o the heavy rainfall last night which
washed debris into the sewers and
Longested them.
David Deano. of the street departnent,
will leave tonight for Pittsburgh
where he will spenu a i"w days.
In his absence the city will lose the
L.se of his Ford and his sei > mi. His
work will bo dono by one of his Irish
jnderstudies.
The firemen are digging a hole in
front of the department's headquarters
tor the location of the 150 gallon ga?ollne
tank to be purchased within the
roxt few days.
The State Reform school at Grnttou
las telephoned the disappearance of
Hoy Cooper, red hair, aged 10; Jim
Highcock, red sweater, aged 17; Sam
Mauley, blue scars on face, aged 15.
and John Willcock, red hair, aged 17.
^ Korthern W
FAIRMONT, WEST VIR
lei
WEATHER
MEW FACTORY S
AI rale o
American Valve and Tank
Company Will Move to
FaitttiOnt.
WILL EMM 15 MEN
Fairmonters are Today Sub
scribing $75,000 of the
Preferred Stock.
The American Valve and Tauk Company.
a corporation to eniplay approximately
75 skilled laborers and manufacture
a high grade, unUuiia..,,
product, was bccuieu tor Fairmont at
a banquet ana gdneral meeting of the
business men of the city at tne V. M.
C. A. Inst night., Committees appointed
Inst night have bceu working diligently
all day and this aftornoou bad
secured a large portion of the suui
needed to dose the proposition.
C. C. Wedding, president of lite company,
bus been in Fairmont for .-.onto
time conferring with the local Chamber
of Commerce relative to moving
the fuctory from Indianapolis to this
city, 'no o..iied by the company
and wn.wu arc its most valuable
asset, were socureu by C. A. AVulf, of
Indianapolis, who is a member of the
firm and will utovo to Fairmont with
the factory.
The American Valve and T-nk Company
manufacturers a patented and
very valuable bathroom and sanitary
device and have m the ton years ot
their existence, become important
manufacturers in mat linn, Heretofore
ilicir product has been assembled. the
1 arty being purchased from faundarlcr
and macbtuu shops. Wit btUe removal
of the company to Fairmont, however,
it is planned to manufacture ire entire
product in the company's own plant.
To secure the factory Fairmont has
provided a factory and site und ugreea
to subscribe $75,000 of the preferred
stock of the company, wlrfch is now
\aying seven per cent. It was to introduce
the proposition and talk over
these details that the meeting was
held last night,
A fully equipped facto ry wil' be built
on Hickman run oil the propc-ty of ihe
Fairmont Building and liivclineut
Company near tho Marlon Planing
Mill and the Willets C'lay Pottery Com
pany. Its coming, with an excellent organization
and a conlputcnt and able
force, is undoubtedly a most important
stop In the Fifty in Five movemont.
The matter was first laid before the
imaiiiuaa uiuu ul rau uiuui ai IUU cutuu- .
bcr of Commerce banquet last night. 1
After the cigars had been lighted.
President of the Chamber of Commerce
H. .T. Ross, introduced C. C.
Wedding, president of the American
Valve and Tank Company. Mr. Wedding
told of how he became interested
in Mr. Wulf's invention, how the in- ]
veution had been developed and sold,
and the trade's reception of it. He
also explained the reasons why hi-!
company was considering the move
from Indianapolis to Fairmont. ?.
After Mr. Wedding had laid the complete
history of the company before
the meeting, Robert T. Cunningham
explained the financial end of it. The
American1 Valve and Tank Company
(Continued on page 8)
' %i Hi
est Virginia's Greatest A'ewsj
GINIA> WEDNESDAY EV
FORECAST: THR
Il f
ol iciif
r miomrco urn
r Duoinnoa men
I Making an
Ideal Hen
To Order
(By Associated Preset
NEW YOKK, Jon. 3.?An Ideal
American fowl In which will be
| centered all the good points of all
good breeds of hens is the object
of experiments being conducted by
| United States government at its
; "arm a Beltsvllle, Md.
Harry M. I-anion, head husbandI
man of the government farm, has
been working for the last five years
; on the American product. He ex|
plained his experiments at the an[
nuul poultry show at Madison
Square Garden.
iDEGiiMLED
: MAIZ1E H0EBER1
! T^_ir A 1 i mi
I rouce iiuvance mat 1 neorj
But the Gossip About
Men Continues.
i
tl)y Associated Press)
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3?Detoc
tivos assigned to unravel tlic tangle o
theories tlinl have been advanced h
the effort to llnd out who raurderei
: Maizic A. Colbert in her apartmen
j here lust week were busy today ex
. auiining many men who were ac
quainted with her.
Despite a statement of U'e eaptaii
of city detectives that in his belle
! the former manicurist was beaten am
j strangled by a degenerate there an
persistent unconfirmed reports that I
I wealthy young man from up stale hai
not yet been entirely cleared of bus
piclon of knowing something abou
the murder.
Captain of Detectives Tate said thi
young man in question is not wantei
by the police and that he has clearet
himself to the satisfaction of the de
tecUves.
Kansas Crude Oil is
| Now Quoted at $1,5C
(By Associated Press)
INDEPENDENCE, Kansas, Jan. 3.Anothcr
advance of ten cents per bar
rel In the price of crude oil was post
| ed here today by the Prairie Oil anc
Gas company making the price ?1.50
The latest increase is the sixth ol
similar amount since November 39.
May Extend Life of
Railroad Probe
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. 3.rChatrman
Henry, of the House Rules
[ committee, conferred with President
i Wilson today on the plan to extend
for one year tho life of the joint, con
gressional committee tnvostlgatlna
transportation problems which undei
the present law expires January H.
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JOHN UUt FLATS II i
| LOW DOWN ON COPS ]
Accepts Their Hospitality;
But Leaves Without
Saying Goodbye.
' : S
John Doe got drunk as the dickens
last night, He was gloriously tull.
Ho managed to take up the greater
part ot Main and JeiTcrson streets iu
tho fog and to oauce Blaine Boggess.
cop at that comer, to jump like a rubber
ball to keep from getting stepped ,
on. Boggess didn't care for this kthd
of Joy and Immediately picked up John c
and took him to jail. The second 1:
scene of this Is at the city hall this 1
morning at 9 a. m. r
John Doc wild reposed in jail all c
night wus brought to the court room. I
He was told to sit and uwait. the com- '
ing of the mayor who would hear his
case. He sat down and the mayor did "
not appear. In a few minutes the may- J
or was told by tho police that there ;
was one man ready Tor trial. The may- 1
or. the city attorney, reporters, etc., "
started Into court to hoar the case.
The court room was bare. John Doe
' had quietly made Ills escape with (our I
cops sitting in the chiefs office, the I
mayor in his own office and the regu- |
lar bunch standing around. There
was no police court.
The city holds a knife belonging to
T Mr. Doc which It will keep as a souvenir
of tho experience this morning.
James Dittilo Dies i
While Visiting Italy
f
J HEAD OF LOCAL WHOLESALE
t HOUSE WAS DETAINED
ABROAD BY THE WAR ?
t Thomas and Martin Dittilo the J
t wholesale merchants of Jackson street
1 received word this morning of the jj
9 death of their father, James Dittilo. "
i a former resident of Fairmont, which
a occurred in Italy last week. . ,
Mr. Dittilo came to this country ''
t some forty years ago, and came to
Fairmont some eight years ago from
s Wheeling, starting the well known ?
1 wholesale house on Jackson street.
1 About three years ago he and his J
i- wife left for Italy where they have 11
three children. ^
Dulling the past year they have been .
trying to get passports (or America ,
but on account of the war could not c
i secure mem witu saiety so aoiayea f.
' the trip until this spring.
Mr. Dlttllo was well known here.
Ho was sixty years ot age. Besides J
. his two sons here, Thomas and Mar.
tin, he has three married daughters
. living In this country. The wholesale
I Btore will be closed until Friday.
The Weather I
v ,| West Virginia? t
Fair tonight and ti
t ,. , probably Thursday n
' )1 somewhat colder g
Ul Wjfcl { tonight , 1
ftt J Local Weather J
v/Vs Readings T
i F. P. Hall, Ob. li
jToQK Temperature at 8 J
f a. in. today 46. Yos i
terday"a weather, F
clear; temperature e
. U-fc.?>?eX? maximum 50; mln- ?
lmuui a",; precipitation 78. a
ft Z
MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRES8.
UTISH H
mm spokfci
jniuiniiLn ui UI1LUI
OF ON IFF
While Representatives of the
in Japan Are Report
Rifles and Ai
SUSPICIOUS MOVET
\ll Indications Point to An Ii
ranza to Deliberately
United!
(By Associated Press) i
QUERETARO, Mex.. Jan. J.?Felix 11
1. I'alavaclnl. former secretary of,
mbllc Instruction, who often has spok
n for Gen. Carranza, itcclured before ,
lie Constitutional assembly lute last 11
light that the International situation !
ias gravfc.
Oen. Carranza, said the speaker, had 11
efused to resume conferences with ! j
he L'nlted States representatives un-' i
11 the American troops were withIrnwn
from Mexico unconditionally t
nd he declared that the Assembly , ]
n it at nioVi ? ??!' ?? 4U-> ' '
? .unu vui- "VI n UU IUO UUIISUIU' | I
ion and proclaim tlic rights of tho peo- , i
ile while Gen. Carranza and the Con-i1
tltutlonal forces were battling agains.'
. dangerous enemy to save the na"on.1
honor and lntogrity. ;j
i
TOKIO. Japan. Jan. 3.?It is report- <
id that Col. Carpio and two other rep- i
oaentatives of Gen. Carranza are now i
n Japan with the object of purchasing 1
iiWlGTi
CQ.S DISBANDED
Sutton and Buckhannon '
Commands Will Be Mustered
Out.
utiAitLBSTUN, w. va., Jan. 3.?
Adjutant General Jobn Bond announcid
today that the Sutton and Bucklannon
companies of the First West
Virginia Infantry will be disbanded imnediately.
The 01 [leers will be retainid
in reserve at present rank and it is
irobable the men will likewise be kept
n service.
Lieut. Colonel It. L. Osbom has beetv,
letailed to organize two companies to
ake places of disbanded command. Ho
s considering. Elklns. Shlnnston and
lowlesburg, but no decision baa yet
icen reached.
HIS A. HAYES
DIES IN THE EAST
rVas President of the Glass
Bottle Blowers Union
for 21 Years.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3.?Deunlp A.
luyoB, for 21 years president of tbe
llass Bottle Blowers Union of tbe
Inited States and Canada, and third
ice president of tbe American Federtlon
of Labor, died in this city yesterlay.
He was 58 years old and unmarled.
Mr. Hayes v;as prominently identlied
with labor union movements in
his nminfrv Bo urnu hrVm In Tralotifl
nd came to this country with his parr
nts when he was seven years otd. The t
amily settled at Zanesville, Ohio,
irhere the body will be taken for bur- _
??
Mr. Hayes was one of the first men
>i this country to urge legislation re-. =
trietlng child labor. Ho was led to
eke this stand by his experiences with
hild workers in "he New Jersey glass
actories.
Prayer Meetings
on the East Side
The group of prayer meetings held I
ver the city this week in observance j
l ut wee*. oi frayer, are oeing very
Fell attended and are expected to re
ult In increased church attendance,
'he names of the leaders In the meetags
to be held tonight by the l)ialond
street M. E. church are: John
Icolt, Columbia street. R. E. Kerne,
eador; Mrs. Grays, Diamond street,
lira. O. C. Phillips, leader; George
'homas. Haymond street. Reo Roed,
rnder; Ira Williams, Vermont aveune,
. L. Hall, leader; Mr. Daugherty, J. L.
.each. leader; Mrs. Murphy, East
'ark avenue, Mrs. C. E. Feather, leadr;
.C. O. West. Haymond street, Corn
lorrow, leader; Clint Shaw, Wiley
treat, Form an Davis, leader.
ARBQis
RNAIiAL CB I
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Carranza Government Now
cd to Have Bought
mmunition.
rNEW YORK CITY I
itention on the Fart of Car*
Cause Trouble With
States.
11
immunition rifles, artillery and U
They are sniil tc have been nepotist- fljg
ng for the 3,U00-tou vessel Kotchlrn
.tarn which recently was chartered by
:ho newly formed Kwntsuda Shipping
The Kotchira Mam cleared from
Yokohama yesterday with Salina Cruf,
Mexico, ns her destination The m.?ntest
lir's' her cargo as general merL-handlso
and machinery. ,
An unroiiflrmcd report is curront
diat the stenmcr carried 2,600 rifles
jurclnsed from various Japaneno
Growers front stock discarded aa inimitable
by representatives of the Kn:entc
powers. ' '.ilMp
NKW YORK. Jan. 3.?Juan-T. Bums,
'arranza consul general here, was tolay
arrested charged with being con:erncd
In a conspiracy to Bhlp arms and
immunltlon to Vera Cruz In violation
>f President Wilson's embargo proelanatlon
ol October, 1915. " j
fimf
Fill COMPANIES
tonuses offered for Recruits ff
?Requisitions for Equipment.
Keen Interest In the formation ?|
Fairmont's two new National Guard
irganlzations has been awakened by
lie offer of a dollar apiece for results
for the Machine Gun company
Lid the Headquarters company. Any
tnllstcd man In either of these combanlOB
or tho. old companies who
irlngs in a recruit will be paid one dolar
and in addition to that will be civ
Itled to share in the distribution of
irises of ten, fire, three and two dotars
for tho greatest number of new
nen secured up to the time the new
:ompanles' rolls are filled. The lieadtuarters
company neeilB fourteen men ;.ja
.0 bring it to the War department's
'equiroments and the Mnchine Gnu
Lompany needs about twenty-lire.
New uniforms and equipment hava
been requisitioned for by the captains
lif both companies and will lie rcceiv.
|d as soon as they are mustered into
porvice. Captain Mason, of the mafthlne
gun company, hopes to havo one
gun shipped immctlfatciy. however,
[or use by the men while tho full number
Is being raleed. This gun will be
I if the latest design Springfield type
lised by the regular army. It Is not
I ouch larger than the Springfield car|
led'by the Infantry nn.l weighs only
libout thirty pounds but It Is one of
|he most effective weapons that lias
'et been devised for UBe in modern
warfare. It has an effective range !
if almost a quarter of a mllo and can M
ie fired at the rate of six hundred
onnds a minute.
Any person interested in onl latins <9
n either of these companies can se:ure
tho necessary information and . j|
ilanks from Captain C. II. Layman I
jr Captain John \V. .Mason, Jr., at
heir respective offices. Any new men
vho may come In will be entitled to a
lay for additional recruits and to
haro In the prizes as outlined above.
FOR SALE.' <|1
Corner lot Bellvlew addition.
Terms reasonable. Answer R, >
West Virginian. 1
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The Christmas
Savings Club |
The Peoples National
Bank
U open (or the nroUment ot
members.
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