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PAGES intelligence v. The Weather Partly cloudy Thursday; Friday *«ir. PRICE TWO CENTS Deadlock In Minerj>trike Conference Averted BOTH SIDES AGREE TO A RIGID ARBITRATION CLAUSE . THLS WAS BONE OF CONTENTION THAT THREATENED TO DEADLOCK THE CONFERENCE AND DISRl’FT THE NE GOTIATIONS LOOKING TO STRIKE SETTLEMENT. ACTION TAKEN AT SESSION LAST NIGHT PAVES WAV FOR DISCISSION OF PRICES AND WORKING CONDITIONS— WHOLE MATTER TAKES ON OPTIMLSTIC ASPECT. Special Ittopatch to tha Intelligencer. CLEVELAND, O. April 2N.—One stumbling block in the wav of ending the year’s strike of 15,000 Ohio coal miners was removed to night when miner* officials and operators agreed that a rigid arbitra tion Ha use should be embodied in any contract they may sign. ThH agreement was reached in a night session of the second day of the con ference between heads of the t'nited Mine Workers’ organization and members of the Eastern Ohio Coal Operators’ association This action was taken after it was feared a deadlock would term inate the conference. It is now asserted that the way is cleared for a discussion of mining price and working conditions. With the arbitration clause virtually disposed of, leaders of both J aides were disposed tonight to view with less concern the variance of operators and miners on a pending legislature measure to nullify the Green anti-screen law. When the conference recessed this afternoon leaders oMhe op erators asserted flatly that unlets the legislature reconsiders and passes the Gallagher bill, amending the Green law. further negotiations a., useless. The Green law makes mine run contracts compulsory , the miners contend. On the other hand, officials of the mine workers openly declared that if the Gallagher bill is reconsidered and passed the miners would . be forced to withdraw from the conference. Governor Willis was notified tonight of the attitude of the miners and operators toward the Gallagher bill. acu ot nuiei uinimeo. Hut* of rule* governing strikes and methods of adjusting future grlev t ancea were drawn up during the day I at separate sessions of the miner* and operator*. An amended form of the operators' proposal was the one agreed upon In the Anal conference of the day This stipulates that no strike shall occur at any mine except foi* failure to pay on the regular pay day, without explanation: that fine* may be tay»4 on miners violating this rule, or on operators responsible for any locknut. Other grievances are to be settled by arbitral Ion after various other Ju dicial steps are taken. The arbitra tion board 1* to consist of the sub district president and the operator*' commissioner, who will select a third member. In the event they fail to agree on a third arbitrator, such offi cial Is to be named by the State In * dustrlal commission. Action of such an arbitration board Is to be Anal and binding. The original proposal of the opera tors stipulated that the Common Pleas court of the county In which the griev ance arose, should choose tho third arbitrator. The first proposal of the miners, of fered counter to the operators' set of rules, did not provide that arbitration should be final and binding. It pro vided that strikes could not be called until after arbitration had been re st orted to. Operators branded the miners' first proposal as one-sided and Impossible ' of agreement, and a deadlock loomed Optimist* on both sides predicted after the adjournment to-night that | more rapid progress toward a settle ' ment will now be made. Conference Deadlocked. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. CLEVELAND. Ohio. April 28. — A deadlock over working rulea and dif ferenced of opinion on a pending I measure to nullify the Green anti screen law. threatens to terminate abruptly negotiations looking toward a settlement of the years' strike of [ IS.tK'o Ohio real miners. ! This was the situation early to i night at the end of the second day of l a Joint conference between officials of ! the United Mine Workers' organiza tion and members of the Eastern Ohio Coal Operators' association. Leaders of the operators assert flat | ly that unless the legislature recon | aiders and passes the gallagher bill, i further negotiations with the miners are useless. The Gallagher MU per mits mine owners to make contracts with miners, either on screen or mine run basis. The Green law makes mine-run contracts compulsory, the miners contend. On the other hand. If the Gallaghu blll Is reconsidered and passed, the miners, according to William Green. National Secretary of the Miners, will withdraw from the conference. Senate leaders are reported to have demanded today that the Mouse recon sider and pass the Gallagher bill. Governor Willis was notified tonight of the feeling of both sides toward the Gallagher bill. The other matter, which It Is ad mitted Is blocking progress In the ne gotiations. Is the framing of working f Continued oa Fags Taw) UNEASINESS IN TURKEY OYER ARMENIAN SITUATION AMERICAN AMBASSADOR CABLES STATE DE PARTMENT Detail* of Recent Mawarrn* Re vived By Foreign Mle aionary Board WASHINGTON, April 2*.—Amba* •■dor Morgan! hau, at Constantinople, ^ raided tha mat** department to-day that there »a« considerable uneasi ness in Turkov over the Armenian •Itnation and that he already had made representation* to the Turkish government for the protection of Ar menian* He referred to one natural l*ed American rltlsen who had heen threatened Mr. Morgan than'* me«*aae crooned one sent to him yesterday by the state department Instructing him to take up with the Ttirkleh aovernment report* of outbreak* In Armenia laid before the repayment by the Russian am bassador To-day'* report, !♦ la said, pave no detail* of the uprising Official* here are still Inclined to believe that Kurd * bandit*, apalnet whom Tnrkl*h r*rn lar* recently were sent to the border at Mr Morganthau's request, were re sponsible for new outbreak* Attack* by these Kurd* upon native fhriMJan*. both In Persia and Ar menia, have heen frequent for many pear* Detail* of Massacre NKW TURK. April 2K.—I Wall* of K '•he massarre of native Christians at t'rumlah. Persia, by Kurd*. received today by the Presbyterian braird of foreign mission*. state that not lean than HoO have been murdered there and that not laaa than t.ftOO hava per ished from dlaaaaa. Tha attarka. It would appaar. hava not bean confined to Kurda. but hava ba<>n mada. In at laaat ona Inatanca. by Turklah sol dlara fniriflvion and burning fhrfat lana aliva hava been ravlvad. mission arlaa raportad to tha board Tha attack In which Turklah aol diara wara tha aaaallanta. according to raporta received by tha board. maria upon tha American mlaalon and tha French Homan fat boll, mlaalon. (OoatlBoad oa Taa.» TO ASK INJUNCTION AGAINST THE B A O. Sparta! ruapatcb in tha Intelligencer CHARLEHTOK. W Va . April Jt _ Tha public Harvlaa Commission lata today Issued an ordar directing At tornay Oanaral Mlly to file an Injonc tlon ault In tha local court* to ra atraln tha R * O. railroad from rata Ing Ita passenger rataa from tha praa ant 2 cant rata until tha mattar ha* baan passed upon by tha commission Tha t|uaatlon of jurisdiction It la aald. haa not baan determined but It la he llayad tha anlt will be brought In tha Rnprama ronrt Tha pa par* will be Iliad tomorrow or Friday. It la aald Oanaral f'onlay. representing the railroad, notified tha commission this morning that hla clients would Ignore their order Issued several days ago. forbidding them to ralau their rataa I MR. BRYAN PROVES HIS POINT. 'too MtM* AMO WKMWOTION if YOU CCHJID use -the sea*. » but yoO am MCLPLE«%. « ENGLAND . .CONTROL* . the SEA6 Pardon me a jfc J Moment, fLEASE. S£fc . WMKT DiO i | 'tou? EMGLAND CoiO ROL& -me se*s I AUSTRIAN SUBMARINE SINKS FRENCH CRUISER LEON GAM BUTT A WITH 72T» MEN GOES DOWN IN ADRIATIC. I - : Relieved Portion of Crew Was Saved But Details are I marking. PARIS, April 28.—According to a statement issued by the ministry of marine the big French armored cruis er Leon Carnbvtta, carrying a crew of 726 men, wm torpedoed and sunk on the night of April 26-27 in the Ad rtatlc off Otranto. It ie thought that at least a portion of the crew was saved, but the fate t of the others is as yet unknown. The i cruiser had a speed of twenty-three 1 It Is believed that the cruiser was sunk by an Austrian submarine. VIENNA. April 2*. (via London, p m) The following official communication has been Issued here: "Submarine No 6, commanded by Lieutenant r.eorge Ritter von Trapp, torpedoed and sank the French cruis er I jeon Lambetta In the Ionian sea." The Austrian submarine l’-6 la a vessel of 273 tons displacement and of a capacity of 600 horsepower when on th« surface of the water Her speed Is 11 % knots an hour above the surface and 10 knots submerged. Her maximum cruising radius on the sur face Is 1,00ft knots Her normal com plement Is 16 men I The r-R was completed In 1910, and is of the Holland type 525 APPLICATIONS FOR TWO POSITIONS I Special rttsnsteb to the Intelligencer rilARIeKSTON. W Va. April 28 — 1 More than ROft applications for the position of state Inspector of weights and measures have been received bv State 1-abor Commissioner J H Nightingale, who was nsmed In the' statate to administer the provisions of ihe act The number to be exact, 1 Is R2R Two Inspectors will he ap-'' pointed The salaries of these Inspectors will be |l.2ftft and railroad and hotel expenses The law will go Into ef fect June I, or ninety days from pass | age. although the appropriation for the Inspectors will not he payable un I Illy July 1 Many and varied qualifications have Seen enumerated In the letters of the applicants to Mr Nlghrfhgale. and the choice wltl not be hampered hy lack j of material, at least. ji rotJtno WOMAN r s r, r.s | dx»d nr roue* ootrar TOT.WTVO, n, April |« Mrs cherts 1 Iterry. a widow ti rears, fell dead tn I poll'* eotirt today when the Judge was about to pronounce sentence following , conviction on a charge of unlawful con version of mortgaged properly I The complaint wae made hv a furni ture company Haul dlseaee <« alven by the anrnnrr ae the ranee of death LIQUOR BILL n Ohio Legislature Favored By Ad-1 minfatration Defeated—Fare Law la Favored. # Intelligencer Inrun Coltunbne. O . April 28. I Fourteen majority members Inolud 1 n* the 10 Hamilton county represen- | ativea joined with the Democrats to-' lay to defeat the Andrews bill, the ' irst administration liquor license <le -entrallzing measure to come to Bnal rote in either nouse this session The rot»d was 57 for the bill and bit • gainst.. The House then decided by i 59 to 58 rote to reconsider the An- i Irewa bill, but artlon was postponed >y hasty adjournment. Governor Willis announced after; he bill was killed that the assembly would pass some kind of a liquor 11-1 •ense decentralizing measure before' t adjourns. ilia statement carried he inference that he would call a1 •pedal session If the legislature failed o heed his demand that the Kepubllc ui platform pledge for decentrallza lon of the license system be carried nit. He explained that the adminls ration will be satisfied with a plain lecentralizlng measure and that It srould take no part in the fight of anti taloon Interests for more stringent ■egulatory laws Pending action on the Andrews' bill n the House today the Senate post >one«l until tomorrow the Fleming hill ° permit students to vole In their •chool communities It la opposed by iberal senators. Favorable Attitude. favorable attitude of the House to sard the Thatcher bill, to permit the raising of passenger fares in Ohio 'rtiin 2 lo *4 cents a mile, was shown oday when that body refused to poet >one Indefinitely consideration of the >111 when the utilities committee re ported It out with recommendation for passage Thirty two representatives toted for the motion of Represents ive Young, of Cuyahoga, to postpone, ind 74 voted against It. In retaliation. Representative Young ater today Introduced a bill provld ng that passenger rates may not be nnre than I *-4 rents a mile In antlrl nation of the passage of the Thatcher •ill. Representative Itames. of Ham Hon. introduced a bill providing that rfclelatora may receive ‘the prevail ng rate'' In their traveling expenses INSTANTLY KILLED Ipcctal I Us patch to the Intelligencer FAIRMONT. W Vs. April 27 - ttrnck with such force by trsln No 'I on the R * O bridge near Met* his afternoon, that his shoes wers om from his feet. William Huhariy t vas Instantly killed One shoe and i tls penknife were found a hundred \ eet from the body which was badly | rushed Fluharty was slaty eight I rears old and leaves a family. j TURKS TAKE 12,000 ALLIES LANDING FORCE ON ALU-1 »*OLI PENINSULA SUFFER SERIOUS DEFEAT. Idindon Reports Continued I*ro-! Kress and Constantinople Claims Kit; Victor). BERLIN, via London, April 28, 9 p. m—Halil Bey, former presi dent of the Turkish parliament, who ia now in Berlin, received a telegram from Constantinople last night, stating that 8.000 French and British soldiers had been driven to the sea, and that 12,000 had been captured by the Turke as a result of the attempt of the allies to land forces to attack the Dardanelles fortifications LONDON. April 29, 1:35 a. m. —The British war office official statement makes no reference to the reported surrender of allied troops on the Gallipoli peninsula. BERLIN, via London, April 28. 11:35 p m.—A well authenticated report has reached Berlin that the lef twing of the. allies' land ing force on the Gallipoli penin sula, which General Liman von Sanders, the German commander of the Turkish forces, reported yesterday as holding out, has now surrendered to the Turks. Conflicting Report. LONDON, April 29. (12:39 a — m.)—The British war office Issued the followinw announcement last night on the Dardanelles opera "ln the fare of continual op position the allied troops have j now established themselves across the end of the Gallipoli peninsula, from a point northeast of Eskl Misarlik to the mouth of a stream on the opposite side. •They have also beaten off all attacks at flarl Bari and are steadily advancing." Allies Repulsed CONSTANTINOPLE, via Am. sterdam to London. April 29. 112 48 a m.)—The following of ficial communication regarding the Dardanelles operations has been issued: "Tit* enemy has renewed hie sttempts against Ksba Tepeh and the south roast of Gallipoli, but was successfully repulsed "French forces of the enemy yesterdsy attacked near the coast of Kum Kalfh, but was obliged to retreat abandoning three machine iThe date of this communica tion Is not given). nssaivs nsor pomps V*srT. France, April IS, via Psrts t 10 n m A Herman aeroplane ailark ed Vanrv In-day Three bomba were dropped In the renter of the rlly Three pe.mna were killed and s numb* r of others warn Inlured aerleuely. INTEREST MAIN CONTENTION IN VA. DEBT ARGUMENTS STOP ADVANCE OF GERMANS BRITISH FIELD MARSHAL RE 1*0 RTS FAILURE TO BREAK ALLIED LINE Fighting Continues in Champagne Where Lennarts Claim Succesn. LONDON. April 28. ll<* p m *—i "Our operation* in conjunction with the French hate definitely stoppi-d the German attack." In these words Field Marshal Sir John French, commander in-chief of the British forces on the continent, snnounces the conclusion of another German attempt to break through the allied lines around Ypres and along the Yser canal, whlcn brought about one of the most sanguinary battles of This, however, only brings to an end the first phase of the battle, for the allies have yet to win back the ground which they lost In the great German sweep For this purpose they, are now delivering counter-attacks against the Geran lines Only at one place. Steenstraate. have the Germans managed +t> Sgep their footing on the western bank of the canal, while to the north of Ypres the positions re main much as they were, the allied army making no Oaim* to an advance I there, and the Germans reporting that I all the British attacks have been re pulsed. To hold these linhs. the Germans , have brought up further reinforce-1 ments. and Belgium, behind them, has ; been denuded of troops: the towns ! and villages In Belgium are being; guarded by only a handful of sentries German Victory. Fighting also continues In Cham pagne. where the Germans make claim to the capture of a strong French position, in the Argonne and tConttaned on Pag* Ten > WASHIHOTOH April 38 — Forecast: 1 Ohio, Western Pennsylvania—Pair and ' cooler Thunder: Prllay fair. Weet Virginia—Partly cloudy Thure. Say; Friday fair. WEST VA CONTENDS A.MOI NT OF l*RINC'tl’AL NEVER DEFINITELY FIXED \nd Interest ( harues TVrrforf Are Not l*roper—(<m Lilly Makes Strong Speech. IntelUgssoer lnrwiL Washington. D. C. April 28 Whether or not Wrti Virginia ahall pay interest on her part of the old \ Irginla Mato dt'bt wm the atorni ren ter today of the oral araumenta *ub mltted to the supreme court of the I nited State* by rounael for the two commonweal!ha. and the bondholder* In the debt rontrover*y The amount of lntere*t intuited ranee* from |S. Xid.noo to JI4.ihmi.ooo according to the di*puted sue of the principal, and In each Instance the interest amount la larger than the principal. West Virginia resisted a Judgment for interest on the ground that the amount of principal ha* never been definitely settled and no Interest charge* are proper until the principal 1* fixed Virginia, on the other hand, contend* that Interest for a half cen tury I* a part of the debt and that West Virginia I* morally bound to pay It. The old dominion further contend ed that when West Virginia wrote in her state constitution a provision that It will assume an "(-quit able" propor tion of the Virginia state debt, that provision not only committed her to the payment of the principal but also of the Interest whenever the principal was fixed. Three Attorney* Speak. Three of the eight attorneys retain ed In the rase spoke today. They wera Sanborn Robinson. tor the bondhold ers; Judge Randolph Harrison for Virginia, and Attorney (ieneral A A. Lully for West Virginia Judge John H Holt will conclude for West Vir ginia tomorrow, and former Attorney General William A. Anderson will bring the argument to a close for Vir ginia In tho afternoon. One of the features of to-day'a ar gument was the dramatic plea of Judge Harrison for the Supreme court to ntaf a decree w hich will settlAlha debt controversy for all time to come. He declared the debt case has been a bone of contention between the two commonwealth* for a half century, and. speaking for Virginia, he could say that State wants It settled. "Virginia asks for only what I* right." said Judge Harrison, in closing (Continued on rags Tsw.) "TEDDY” TELLS WHY HE CONFERRED WHITH PLATT FOUGHT DUEL American and Italian Uae Shotguns at Weapons—Former In Hospital and Latter In Jail. Bpeclgt Dispatch to the Inteltlgrnrer, FAIRMONT. W Va . April 28—Be cause of an old grudge Intensified by a poker game, which lasted until morning. Jim l^ee. an American from Kentucky and farmen Ueflorl. alias Charles Brown, an Italian, engaged In a duel with shotguns at Everson this afternoon. The two men parted In a rage when the poker game closed loiter In the day they met and had a fist fight and it is said the Italian threatened he would kill the Kenturk Ian who worsted him In the fight. When the two men met this afternoon as they entered their shanties which are near together, each made a dl\» for hla gun l^ee reached hla shotgun first and rushed out fired at the Italian as he appeared The shot scattered striking the Italian In ihe face and wounding him. but not seriously Then the Italian fired and the charge pene trated the lungs and stomach of the American Officer* placed the Italian In the county jail, while l«ee la In the Cook hospital in this city, expected tn die CHIPPIANA CASE Neartng End at Fairmont—Stats Will Hast This Morning In Third of Murder Triala Special Dispatch to the frits llgenrer. FAIRMONT. W Va . April 28 —The State practically completed its case against Fete Chlpplana. charged with the murder of Constable W R Riggs, today, and 'will finish In an hour to morrow morning Witness after wli l»ea« today testified they saw ChlppP ana strike the constable repeatedly with a heavy club, while the lighting was going on The defense experts to complete Ita rase hy noon tomorrow, and the case should reach the jury by late after noon It Is anttrtpated a verdict will he reached hy evening In this, the Ihtrd of the Farmington murder trials ■ rowing out of the mine strike there last February SAID ORGANIZATION CON TROI.IJSD IJSGLSLATI RE AND I'LATT BOSSKI) IT. Goes Into Details as to Morkinp of Politics and Amplified Former Statements. SYRACUSE. N Y. April 2*—Theo dore Roosevelt, on thin, hi* seventh d«y upon the witness stand, amplified the answer* he made to question* asked him uinin cross examination bv counsel for William Marne*, plaintiff In the suit for libel arainst the form er President. He told why he con ferred with United States Senator I Thomas C. Platt while Governor, Vice President and President of the United States, lie related how he threatened Senator Platt Just prior to the Phil adelphia convention In l#nn that he | would "tight for the New York gu hernatorial ronomlnatlnn" If the "easy ‘ boss" made good hi* own threat to ! keep him out of the race a* punish ment for not accepting the nomina tion for VTre President. The Colonel told of these thing* and many other* upon redirect examina tion. The minute his cross-examina tion ended, he sat 11% alertly In hi* « halr and the solemn expression that had enshrouded his features during jthe last two day* of his < rose examt ) nation, gave wav to a Jolly smile He - leaned toward the Jury: he squared I hla Jaw. he raised hi* voice; he lifted (Coattaned oa Pag* Taw.) CHARLESTON TALKS TO PANAMA EXPO — i *P«-cial fUspatrh to the tntvlllgrso-r I f HARI.KHTON. TV Va . April •« — llv special arrangement* in long dis tance connection*, delegate* repre renting all the Independent and the I Chesapeake A Potomac Telephone | Companies of the state, in a confer cnee here today, talked to official* i of the Panama Pacillc exposition. O. A Maldwin. of Charleston, superin tendent. *nd Mrs Williamson, matron of the West Virginia building at the big fair. The connection* formed a line of communication by way oft Pittsburgh | 2.4ho mile* long Those who talked declared afterward that the votee* from the coast coutd he heard as dts ittnctly and recognlied a* plainly a* though only a few mile* awav. Th* purpose of the conference here I* for | improvement of ronnectlon sen lea.