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A Quality Newspaper for the V
No Outbreak Against Them
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a : :rk
Herr Zimmerman Says Ger-!
many Hopes There Will
Be No Conflict.
LONEON. Fob. 6?A wireless die-,
patch recel-.od here today quotes the
Overseas news agency of Berlin to thej
effect that Foreign Secrotary Zimmerman
declared In nn interview that!
Germany Joined with President Wll-j
son In the wish that thore may be no
.conflict and that tho German government
-otter minato examination ot
the President's cpeech to Congress
lirddate "those words ot a non hostile
BERLIN", Feb. 6?Whatovor may be
their teeltng toward tho United States
Germans in Berlin, as far as has been!
heard outside the capltol have mau-j
, iffated consideration and courtesy to'
ward Americans since the news was
. received ot the breaking off ot diplomatic
Aside from an occasional frank comment
on tho action of the American
government no acta ot hostile or even
an nn'frlendly uaturo have been reported
thtty ffVT and jnatiy Germans are
going out. of their way to show a,
friendly dtopositin toward the Amert.
$an* marooned here.
TKThe'.only difficulty which hag been
reported thfls Tar" has been that at one
district headquarters police charged
with iftfegp. assports to go abroad refjfmgrvo
Vise passports until holders
nrel i&ble to show steamer tickets to
America. On tho other hand the police
in tho main residential district
are accepting their return to America
as an adequate reason for departure,
but arc insisting that the customary
Interval of a fortnight for mill-,
tary investigation of the application!
cannot be waived.
The Foreign office to which the
: American newspaper correspondents
in a way are accredited has shown every
disposltin to facilitate the deparjjturo
of st'^li correspondents.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4?It was stated
officially today that there is no:
change in the status of some 2001
Americaus in Germany. They had i
not been ordered by the United States
to leave Germany hut had been advis_ed
of the break in relations that they
may make Individual decision.
ah ?imn
hhi in
jury in Muir watians Jtiay
Case Could Not
The Intermediate Court docket being
tried before Judge Vincent is to
date exactly on schedule, each case being
triod on the dato set for trial. This
is a situation almost unique in local
-circles since lawyers' unpreparedness
has in past times materially hindered
the progress of the dockets hearing.
A hung Jury resulted in the case of
John Muir versus Elmer J. Watklns,
the jury this afternoon still having under
advisement the arguments of opcounsel.
The case was to'deteimlne
tlio ownership of a car load of
In the case of M. B. Barker vs. B. C.
Coogle a motion to quash execution
was hear! before the court, in lieu of
a Jury and was taken under advisement.
Harry Shaw represented the
plaintiff and Attorney Ralphsnyder the
defendant. I
Judgment for $1,932 was given In
tho case of the First National Bank of.
Fairmont vs. Wilson L. Cardln. In tho
case of W. N. S. Ingles vs. H. Stealey a
plea setting off statement of defense
was objected. i
In the case of J. Bakor, et al., vs. |
Henry T. Bakor defendant filed decree
oivale for an amount due and arguMbl
Is now being heard on the caBo.
case of the First National Bank
:TS-,Furbee and Race, for a sum of $10,000,
was continued until the 10th lnPLAGUE
CLARKSBURG. Feb. C.?Owing to
tbe death of a child at Broad Oakathis
morning from wha tls believed to be
Infantile paralysis authorities there
closed the. schools and established a
Strict quarantine. Another case has
been reported from Norwood.
ii nAurni
N uUiLlil
hwl jjr KG*
bkSK/C|k : age < - ,.
This great news photograph, jit''
in recent American history?the instan
man empire!
The Prcsldijnl is shown i ce i ?
members of hotli the House ami the Men
Behind the President are show t.
Senate and House, respectively.
Observe the official cloc'.c of the
received his passports at 3:57, and juat
oi his action.
Notice the crowd in the gallery.
Below- u close-up, string a large
Bulletins' u
lunuon, Feb. 6.?The American ,
line today announced that It was accepting
bookings for the steamers Phil-'
odclphla and Finland. The Philadelphia
is scheduled tc leave Liverpool11
February 10 and the Finland February
15 for New York.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6.?Information
that Switzerland will not adopt
President Wilson's suggestion that in
the interest of world pence other neutrals
will follow the lead of the United I
States and break diplomatic rela- t
t'Ons with Germany was received here t
today. So far as is known this is the s
first response. j t
LONDON, Feb 6?If it becomes nec- 1
essary to withdraw American Relief c
workers in Belgium -and Northern c
France they wil Irecelve protection S
from the German government and will
be permitted to depart v/ithout fur- '
ther molestation. Information to this '
effect was received in a telegram addressed
to local office of the Belgian t
relief commission from Brand Whit- <
lock the American minister to Belgium J
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.?Germany's disposition
to regard the break with
the United. States with colmneoc and I
deliberation and in a peaceful spirit I
as expressed by Foreign minister Zim- I
merman brings new encouragement to
those who hope the breach between
the countries will go no further than :
a severance of diplcmatic relations. I
Much Mystery About a Com- J
munication to the State c
Senate. 8
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(By Associates Tress) j
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. t
It was announced lit tho House today :
that tho committee on tbc Virginia j c
debt will hold public hearing Thurs- .
day evening at 7:30 o'clock at the:'
capltol and that the public generally j
la Invited.
The governor today transmitted to a
the Senate a communication which Is g
said to contain a list of his appointments
confirmation of which by the f
Senate Is desired. I .
It is tint known whether this list In. I
eludes any new appointees or not. j .
The Senate will later, probably this 1
week, go Into executive session at !,
which tlmj these appointments will >
be considered. At this time the con-:
tents ot the communication will not;
be made known and more or less se-1
crecy will be maintained oven after; e
the executive session is held. P
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6?Active buy-it
Ing credited to speculative Interests at: I
Kerr's Island stock yards, today forced ' t
the.price ot hogs to $12.90 a hundred j p
pounds, 20 cents Iilrhar |j
^ Northern Wes
flBEgTMFI* i'.]'*."*!
received from Washington, was snaipe
I President Wilton broke the news or
his dramatic message in the hall of tip
ate Heton in serious attention.
Vice President Marshall and Speaker
Mouse, with the hands pointing to fiv
eight minutes later tho President was
gazing pit history in the nwkiug.
view of the President, Vice Presirien
ive Vessels Carrying Supplies
Corps Have Left I
flty A*>soeLi tcil Prcsfj . ,j
XI-W YORK. Feb. 6.?The German1tl
ilocltaile' declaration lias not delayed fi
ho transportation ot war materials F
iiid munitions from the United States E
o Great Britain and France. ' ; e
Cargo manifests in the custom house s
lere show that five steamships now ,
in their way from this port to Europe
arry enough contraband and war
;cods to equip an army corps.
Two of i lieso vessels fly French col- '
irs and thu others aro of British registry
' I
it is holievcd in shipping circles I
hat on account of the value of their!
:argoer. Great Britain has made ar.- h
nngements to convoy these ships r
hrough the danger zone. III
)ther Business Transacted JI
at Special Session Held
At a. special meeting of tbo city
Soard of Affairs this morning to get ^
id o? some business that was threat- a
ning to hold tip later big business p
everal building permits were granted. It
"revcy Nutter was given a permit to ^
rect a residence on Locust avenut).
acoh Einerlck asked for a certificato
o open a pool room on Virginia ave- n
iuc at number 024. This was turned
ver to the chief of police for investl- ?
atlon and report. Elmer Freeman j,
rill erect a home on Boulevard and f(
hist Park avenue. Charles F. Tooth- p
nan was granted permission to build
residence on Euclid uvonue. East v
lido. ^
Albert Lehman, street commission- .
r, who has been confined to his homo
ui 14IO jiu it nuuai to i Q|<U1 iUU an PU1UV |
(hut improved. Present at the meetng
of the board -were Mayor Anthony
lowen. Finance Commissioner J. Wal- >'
or Barnes and Ira L. Smith. ! e
? ?;?: , T'
CLARKSBURG. Fob. 6.?A suspect- tc
id case of Infantile paralysis was re- o
orted to the health authorities today
rom Broad Oakes, a suburb, the palent
being tho 7-months-old son ot _
iarolrt Ruhl, a stogie maker. While . o
he case is believed to be one ot; p
.ollomyelltls, physicians Imreu'ntR jBKyi
iad* ft thnsd dlagnosi* J b
t Virginia's Greatest Newspaj
^ M ?m\I liifM
hOjHBI Hp|
wil&A'" ~^?^^~~*it. T^S
i *4B?ip, A^f*jy^|^^Kt-*>^Ba
J at the rao^t momentous mlnuto
the diplomatic break with the Gcr*
3 House of Iteprescntaives, as the
Clark, iircsidlnc officers of the '
0 minutes after S! Vou BcrnstorfT 1
lellinc the national legislature |
" ' " * 1
t and Speaker. ' L,
1 Enough to Equip An Army'
"Jew York Since
rv 1.
Throe of them left New York after I
lio date on which Germany' deelareil |
jr unrestricted submarine warfare. I
our of them, the Rodhnmbeau, for
iordeaux. the Adriatic arid the Carmu- _
ia and Baltic for liverptol, carry pas- I
encers. " I
The only two American pas'scngor |
hips at sea. according to a declaration
f agents of the lino carry no contraand
cargo. They are the ICroonlnnd
Inch sailed for Liverpool January Ul,
nd the New York which departed for
he sarno port February b.
The American liner St. Paul arrived '
ere from Liverpool Inst night and the i
Philadelphia and Finland of the same ,
ne, reached Liverpool yesterday.
toiirrktof T>~to AI?- n it 1
/uugntvi JU)<oaII IU lUiO* V_/? IV* J,
Roth of Youngstown at ^
Cook Hospital. i,
A baby daughter was born on Satur- f(
ay at Cook hospitial to Mr. and Mrs. n
. K. Roth ot Vounqstown. Ohio. Mr. n
nd Mrs. Iloth were en route to Shay, \
'a., and when they reached this city c
. was deemed advisable to Btop here. I
Irs. Roth entered the. hospital and h
>io baby was born there. Mr. Roth t
as returned home. u
Mrs. F. H. Smith ot Saberton ave- n
no is a patient at Cook hospital. Mrs.
. E. Culllhcr a resident ot this city a
'lio had been visiting in Coltax came
ero today and entered the hospital .
>r treatment. Mrs. Charles Davis of I
erry street who was operated on at
ic hospital recently and Mrs. C. E.
lanes of Chicago street who had been
patient there both returned to their j
omes on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6.?Fire which 1 s
)r a time threatened to destroy an 1 $
nilrn lilnolr In Foat
.....w ? ? ui. A .v^uuutQu ivmnjr ui
esulted In a loss estimated at (130,- b
00. The names started In the stable b
lid spread rupldly to the Ardmore boil.
a four story structure. A number $
f other buildings were also burned, s
CHARLES TOWN. W. Va., Feb. 6. f<
-Five early today destroyed the plant e
t the Standard Lime and Stone com- g
any at Kearneysvillo near here. The a
>ss was estimated at 135,000, covered ii
y insurance. e
?ING, FEBRUARY 6,1917.
*aid Cash For Between 700
and 800 Acres Along
Helen's Run.
Title to a block of between soven
nd eight' hundred acres of Sowlcklyj
oal, together with a 146 acre farm
. hlcli will be the scene of any de-'
elopmont that may bo undertaken,)
amo into the possession of Harry 11.1
Vatson by a cash sale this morning. I
'he coal Is located on the Helen's
tun branch of the Western Mary-j
ind, the tract incorporating pracli-!
ally all the Sawlckty coal available
ar drift mine operation in that secIon.
Tho purchases were mado from the
allowing parties, tho price paid relotninw
rrvnfldnrtlnl rrc
vwxiiubuum. UiiUO ttllU CJttlautha
Morgan. James E. Morgan,
Fllbur M. Morgan, M. C. Cochrane,
scur Cochrane, Z. F. Davis, T.. Riley
luff man and the Davis and Parrisli
eirs. Tho 146 acre farm ot Oscar
ochrane was purchased to 1)0 used
8 a scene for any development that
lay he made. ,
The coal has been carefully tested'
nd is found to bo ot a high finality.
Jost Chauffeur $5
to Be on Wrong Side
Cecil Miller drunk, was fined $20 I
l police court tills morning. It was i
iiller's 'steenth visit to the mayor's'
inctum and bis last fine which was
10, was. doubled. Elmer Hoboay,
rank, was tlncd $5 and coats, costs
eing $1 tor taxi service. Both Hobay
and Miller went to jail.
Ralph Baker, chauffeur, was fined
5 for running an auto on the wrong ,
Ide of Main street. While thns runins
he struck Ed Holbert, picked him .
p on the fender and carried him a!
jw feet. Baker said that auto drlv-i
rs after being at the wheel for a while
et careless and that- be tried to get
roundi the laft side of...a street car I
i a hu^ry when the accident happen-1
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Not Much Prospect of a
Break on Her Account.
tr.y Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6.?An official
report of the sinking of tho steamer
Bavestone and the killing of an American
seaman reached tho Stnte department
today from Consul Frost at
Qucenstown. The ship was a provisional
British collier. Consul Frost's
message said:
T?~H i-1- ..111 TS i
1 IUI IOIUIIU1 I7JU1CU1 tuliiur ?itLVI> ; I
stone sunk bv shell fire from German i
sulimarines in vicinity of Fastnet yes- j I
tcrday, February 4, American negro j
naval seaman. Itlchard Wallace, of Bal-, i
llmore. was killed during shelling of j <
boat after Just left Eavcstonc. Details |1
not yet available." <
Consul Frost's dispatch In doscrib- I
Ing tho Eayestone as a provisional col- l
Her leads fb the possibility that the do- i
stroyed vessel might bo classed as a 1
warship. It at the time of sinking,
tho Eavestono was in the admiralty
service no possibility of trouble with
Germany un that score opens up. Ambassador
Page has been Instructed to
send further details. Ih any case officials
say it is doubtful if any inquiry <
will be addressed to Berlin. 1
Barbour Co, Woman '
Is Fatally Burned <
(By Associated Press)
GRAFTON, Feb. 6.?Sire. Wayne
Heatherly <lled last night at her home
on Hacker's creek near Phillppi. Barbonr
county, from/the effects of burns
received yesterday morning. t
The women who. was tho wife of a .
prominent cattle dealer was nursing J
her three-months-old child and in mov- ,
ilic In nlnno i* in n croHln linn
ignited from an open grate. Sbe rushed
from the house screaming for help
and before her husband succeeded in
extinguishing the flames she was terrible'burned.
The hclld was uninjured.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 6.?The United
Stater Circuit Court of Appeals here
today upheld the decision of the United
States District Court which ruled
that John D. Rockefeller does not'c
have to pay taxes to Cuyahoga county Ji
V& ; ?* -17 MfPfe _ $d?nrH?iGK|
udy and warmer tonight;
bly enow or rain Wedneeday.
Plans to Mobilize
Industries of Country
Are Going
fflW'S PUN
Parly of German Officials to
Go By Way of Christiana.
(By Associated Frees)
iVith prospects for another day ot
raiting for developments of the ruthessness
submarine campaign that
nay bring war between the United
states and Germany, immediate Inter:st
here centered today upon the doitruction
of tho British steamer Bareitone
iu which an American seamau
est kfi life.
Apparently;, officials are confident
hat this incident will not prove to he
he overt del that will cause bostHlies
but nevertheless a complete report
s awaited with grave anxiety.
Earlier in the war the State depart,
nent received several similar reports
>f the shelling of vessels by subma.
lues and the Injury of passengers or
:rew in life boats, but Investigation In
luch Instance led to the conclusion
hat the vessels wero resisting or tryrig
to escape. If this Is found to bo
he case with the Eavestone the act
vlll not be regarded as Illegal.
Meanwhile a conference of neutral
lattons Is being discussed on the eug;estlon
of one of tho European neurals
most severely affected by the war
ind although It is believed the Idea
las been favorably received by Presilent
Wilson there Is no definite indt:atlon
that the plan will mature.
Relations with Austria are not on
sound foundations owing to the known
tdherence of the dual monarchy to
Germany's submarine war program
jut certain differences In her antounced
intention, make it uncertain
ust what the United States governnent
may decide to do. '
The Senato today was ready to
idopt the resolution indorsing tho
President's action in breaking relations
with Germany and the House is
ixpected to place itself on record In
i similar way.
The War and Naijy departments continued
to formulate plans for moblllzaion
of Industrial and commercial
lorces as well as military so that these
night be placed in operation under
jovernment direction on short order.
Conn von Bernstorff. his staff and
>11 German consults In this country
somprisiug a party of more than 200,
will sail next Tuesday from New York .
jn the Scandanavlan liner Frederick
i for Christiana and the State departnont
foils assured of guarantees of
safe conduct tor them from the oh
?> , i
Quarantine Has Not Yet
Been Lifted From Pub
lie Places.
The city Board of?'l|$3?b reported
his afternoon no cases of infantile
jaralysis Under suspicion and that
here is none to repurt following the
Jeorge Fryo case. Those cases whtoK J
:xist in the city are showing signs of v
mprovomt nt except perhaps a case or
wo where the children are so small it
s difficult to see any change either
or better or worse. The quarantine
if show bouses, etc., continues as pubished
when the ailment was first dis
;u>cicu iiuic.
Little Nan Johnson, who was one
it the early victims. Is getting along
nmously. She is now able to sit up
n a chair and has recovered the use
>i her right arm. It In believed that
ih< will soon have the full use of both
lcr lees anil the riaht shoulder.

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