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Yjolms rra tkxr. by maix. in advance. JG.50 3.23 1.63 D*Uy <? Dvi r? r Week). X jht. SU Months Daily. Three Months DaUr. Thrre Dsys P? W?k ? D*Ut. Two D*t? P? Week ? Dslir. 0o? Mocth WookXy. On? Year. In AJt*oc?. . . Waaklr. Six Month! S.JO , 2.50 .55 . x.00 . ; TELEPHONES. ?23 ' Editorial Booms ? Bell ... Mitorlal Boom* ? NsUonsI ? '33 OmbiUdi Boonii Hrll *? ? i SU Cwinllnt Booms ? National >21 ? ! Th? IntcllXgwcer r*c?HM both th? dar and nlzht | wrrlc* of tte .AModatsd Press. | : i V (IBS I NTH IAIG EN CEK. embracing Its wrertl ?dUUcs. Is ente.rd In the postofTlce it WheaLax. VV. I Vs.. u second clus matter.) Thursday, January 18, 1917.* ; A SUGGESTIVE INCIDENT Some days ago The Intelligencer re ferred to the significance of the un derbidding of a British firm in com'pe tition with American steel Companies! for shell supplies for our navy. There! wis , a wide margin in favor of the j English bidders, a Sheffield concern, j In some cases being $200 lower per! shell. Yesterday the Navy Depart ment awarded the contract to the 't, Sheffield company. Secretary- Dan- 1 * iels makes a rather offensive com-, ment on the award by suggesting that j -?the American bidders overcharged' ^because they did not know there was I '* to be any foreign competition. The j \ American manufacturers indignantly i ?I deny the insinuation, declaring they ?* were utterly unable to approach the ^ Sheffield firm's figures. ? The incident bears its own com + ment in showing that English manu % facturers have not only met the de-j mands Of the war, but are amply pre } pared to enter the competitive field I .r now, and that the war has done the ? wo&t to them it can do. This under-' ?Jr bidding also indicates the present ! i handicap of American manufacturers ? In the higher cost of materials and ? > labor and the advantage the foreigner] enjoys in the lower wage paid for! "f* SKilled work. This same advantage % runs through other branches of Eng lish industry, and arms them for de-j - >? 1 structive competition with home man- 1 ufacturers. unless sufficient tariff * protection is afforded them to retain ? their home markets. ;J| UNIONIZING BALL PLAYERS ! As the activity of the President of 1 the Federation of Labor is at present, "'Tat a rather low ebb owing to the qui-, descent situation of the Brotherhood row with the railroads Mr- Gonipers ? welcomes another promised impasse! pW^the threatened strike of the Base-j ball Players Fraternity, against the' , > club owners. With an idea of strength ening their cause the president of the % balj players organization has applied * for a charter from the Federation of Labor, and the prospects for unioniz ing the sport are quite good. Presi-, .?dent Gompers is a .thirty-third degree j "fan" and a consistent member of; ? the Stove League, and Is heart and * soul for a still closer consort with the j 2 players, the "slaves" of contract. We * all know how the sympathetic labor i; leader detests any -form of servi-. 1 , tude. "law or no law," and it : is not surprising that he inti ^ mates that organized labor will * welcome the slaves of the diamond: with open arms for a speedy deliver- 1 ance from the Uailv things and exact-: "ions they have come tov loathe. .The presidents of the two major' Z leagues affect to . treat the matter lightly, if not with actual levity. One j * pugnacious magnate has issued the ; dictum that "organized batl cannot. If- and will not tolerate any such action, \ by the players." However, if the; '?? players' organization is backed offi-: *1 ;ially by organized labor we can see, w where the withdrawal of labor's pat-^ Jsronagf. which is the larger percen tage of the attendance on games, will ^ make a box office deficit that mai lt call for conciliation and arbitration. .* But how does it come that the ball :+ players have overlooked the Great *;? Mediator in this dispute. He could ; * soon fix it. Threatened strikes and: *?? leisurely hours of work are his spec-, ialty. Besides Mr. Wilson is a past * grand rooter and fan. Mr. Fultz, the + head of the Players Fraternity. we*be ^ lieve, has made a grave mistake. He, T* should have knocked on the White . ^ House door first. \ THE COSTLY MISTAKE With the dissolution of the com ?* mission to compose some sort of de.f inite understanding with Carranza ^ the farce that has been enacted with ^The de facto government of Mexico becomes more farcical. But that is -T not all. The failure to come to terms emphasizes the -costly mistake that * "was made when President Wilson re fused, through some personal pique, to recognize Huerta, as the other great * powers had done. It was not a ques-, '' tion whether or not we should think Huerta morally unfit for government.; That was Mexico's business, not ours. However, the whole pitiful plea "for ; humanity's sake" was played to a fin l' > isb, and now we are just where we t begun, only more so. " - One of the large factors of the large * deficit the United States Treasury is * facing is the cost of maintaining the 1 Mexican border control. In a state * r?Ant issued by Secretary McAdoo, the i estimated expenditures for the patrol up to June 30th, 1917. are $162,418, 000. That is but a drop in the ad jus t i ment bucket. The worst is yet to come. A writer in Leslie's very sig nificantly points out no one can esti mate -the property loss sustained in Mexico by citizens of European gov ernments. Were it not for the Euro pean war. Mexico would have been bombarded with demands for damages and reparation. In the day of. reckon ing. Europe will surely turn to tbe United States for satisfaction. The costliness of the Mexican mistake in the loss of American life and property has never been fully estimated. A memorandum submitted to the American-Mexican Commission by a committee representing 4f> mining and smelting companies, of which William Loeb, Jr., was chairman, details the loss the revolution and chaos in Mex ico have brought upon one industry. These companies represent a cash property investment of ?1115.000.000, owned not by a few capitalists, but by many thousands of American citizens. During the revolutionary period over $16,000,000 have been lost in wages alone to the Mexican people. By ar bitrary exactions, levies, forced loans and destruction of property losses to the extent of $7,246,031 are reported, with many companies still unable to estimate their losses. On top of this come taxes that are practically confis catory to properties in process of de velopment. There is a destiny that shapes our end rough hew them how we .will. There was Admiral Dewey whose first inclination was for an army earcer. and was turned from West Point because there was no vacant cadetship from his State. A HEAVENLY HEAVEN A Philadelphia minister told the Presbyterian Ministers Association of that citj*. with a solemnity that was exceedingly impressive, that the pro portion of women to men in heaven is about three to one, possibly five to one." "If popular* elections were held in heaven," he added, "and if there i were woman suffrage, I am sure the women would win in the elections." While we do not concede that the min ister who disclosed this lop-sided population of heaven has any better facilities 'for getting reliable informa tion from that remote locality than we have, still we are not inclined to quarrel with his conclusions. The women certainly should go to heaven in larger numbers than men, because Jhey do more to make the heavens some of us enjoy on earth than any contributions men make to pleasant mundane conditions. Surely it wouldn't be a heaven worth going to without women. There is another reason why there is likely to be a preponderance of worn .en in heaven. Take any normal ehurch congregation and you will find the sexes unequally represented, in some cases there being a woeful lack of male worshipers in devout attend ance. It is the faith and the loyal ser vice that women give that keep many of the churches going. We.have men preachers, but it is the women who are the workers. Their faith is al ways accompanied with works. So as the women outnumber the men in the Christian churches of the world, it is not surprising that they should be able to outvote mere man in any heav enly election, as it has been intimated by our speculative Philadelphia Pres byterian brother is likely to occur. And that being the case it behooves mankind to become better qualified for such future association with wing I ed femininity and St. Peter's primar ies. Now- that all of Pittsburgh's troops are ba<-k from the border the next great public reception to engage its attention wilt be the Stova League's Infair for [ "Honus Wagner." "LEAK" INTEREST REVIVED i Interest has been added to the I probe for the "leak" in official Wash ; ington by the promised appearance of Mrs. Yisconti. "the woman in the case." or the lady who is alleged to have inspired the drooping nerve of Thomas W. Lawson. From all we j know her accomplishments in the 1 Warm Lined Shoes For Women For the woman who has i trouble about the house and I while out to keep* her feet I warm, try a pair of our Felt lined Shoes. Made in com fortable shapes with or with out tips. Lace or button. All Leather or Felt Tops. Ideal shoes . for the older folks. $2.00, $2.25, $2.50 M. H. & M. | SATISFACTORY SHOES. [ 1047 Main St. Wheeling. SATIONAI. EDITORIAL SERVICE or THE WHEEJUIWG INTELLIGENCES RASPUTIN, fHE MONK His Life Was . a Curious Comment on the Psychology of Russia. BY SVETOZAR TONJOROFF Author of "Russia's Struggle for an Outlet." "Thc^War of the Nations," Etc. | An incredible reign has just ended at Petrograd. It was the reign of. a monk. A simple peasant was Grigori Rasputin when he first appeared, in the Russian capital a half score years ago. He came from Eastern Russia? the Russia that merges into Asia and shares its mysticism. This monk trod a path of victory to power. How great this power was over the lives j of ISO, 000, 000 people will never be ? known. It is known, however that Grigori Rasputin ? "Saint Grigori" thoy called him toward the last ? sent explicit orders to ministers, and these orders wore obeyed. It is known that his levees in the palace once occupied by Grand Duke Alexis were attended by the nobility of Russia ? by high-born ladies of the palace, by jrenerals in glittering uniforms, by a 1.1 the high and the mighty of the empire. The poorest also came with prayers and petitions, which were granted with the initialled order of Rasputin to heads of -government. It is also said that this saint who came from Asia exercised a myster ious power over the conscience of the czar; that1 the czarina Ifiowed her im perial head to his decrees ;> that rulers were elevated to the skies or humbled to the dust at his woid. I And the strange story of this monk who brought the darkness of the middle ages with him is not based upon hearsay. Since 1912 the repre sentatives of the Russian people has been struggling to free Russia from the grasp of this Richelieu who could ? barely read and write. | Again and again has the duma (denounced the "dark forces" which dominated the palace. Yet so power ful was this exalted peasant from Tomsk that he could, defy the unanim ous vote of the duma demanding his elimination from the life of Russia. So strongly was he entrenched In the seat of the mighty that he could Issue ia decree commanding the Russian i press to cease itjs clamor ? and he j could enforce his command. There is no parallel to the twilight I rule of this monk except in the middle ages or in the "Forbidden City" of Pekin. In the Forbidden City, the ..walled stronghold of the Manc'hus, a concubine in our time rose to be empress dowager of 400,000,000 yellow persons. Her rule was absolute. The shadowy figure oC the nominally reign ing emperor was blotted out bv the empress dowager's actual power. Tzu Hsi. with her enamelled face and her gorgeous finery, uttered the words that meant Hie or death to courtiers, governors and viceroys. i What went on behind the walls of l he Forbidden City none knew. One or two European" women were ad mitted to that domain of slaves ana eunuchs. What they reported was exceedingly interesting. It afforded a glimpse into a world which the Euro peans believed to have passed forever with the advent of gunpowder, and the railroad and the telegraph. Hut the machinery thai moved that gov ernment by women and by slaves re mained a mystery. The power that controlled the lives of 400,000,000 peo ple remained a shadow. 1 The story of Rasputin Is more amaz ing than the story of the dowager empress, Tzu-IIsi. The holy man from Tomsk dominated, not a secluded and oriental harem surrounded by high walls of brick and tradition, but one |of the most brilliant courts of Europe ; ? the Europe of today, the Europe that is dealing with tragic facts. The empire that Rasputin swayed, with his strange pretensions to a divine mis sion and divine powers, is one of the deciding factors of a decisive period in the history of civilization. The anachronsm might well be regarded as incredible. 1 And yet this man undoubtedly played, or tried to play, a master's part in the affairs, not onlv of Russia but of Europe. All Russia believes that eight years ago* Rasputin by his mysterious powers prevented the out break of war between Russia and Austria-Hungary at the moment when the Bosnia-Herzegovina question stir red the fires of international hatred and suspicion to a fresh blaze. In the present crisis., amid the solemn surroundings of the Russian parliament, Rasputin has been accused of seeking to sell his country to the enemy by trying to bring about a separate peace on humiliating terms between Russia- and the central powers. How much of the sinister glamor that has grown up about the legend of the monk from Tomsk none can tell. But the crime that brought an end to his mystic overlordship of the imperial mind and conscience has been greeted in the duma and by the Russian press as an act of national deliverance. I line of such an investigation as is jnow going on warrant the interest . that is centering in her testimony. The summoning of the two great fig ures in New York's financial circle, I J. P. Morgan, and President Vander lip of the National City Bank, looks more like a perfunctory act of the [committee, an effort to get at thei J customary methods of finance with a| 1 probable bearing on the effects of the I leak. That there has been a great deal 1 of smoke raised cannot be questioned, i and that there was a leak is likewise ! unquestioned. Whether the committee will ever get to the fire is quite an other story. The question of verac ! ity has been raised between Mr. Law ? ron and Chairman Henry, and that ; may not be so wholly ethical as it j j' lcoks. The committee seems to bej I sho\?>ng more determination to get at! the bottom of the scandal than it first displayed, its dead earnestness being manifested in its decision to employ legal counsel to aid it in its inquiries. "Where does the Czar stand?" says| an Inquiring headline. That's as easy I as the other obvious conundrum, why | does a miller wear a white hat? It Is a libel on Wisconsin's famous city that the cruiser Milwaukee should be filled with wajer. water everywhere' and no foam in ^lght. That 25 cent diet a Xew York police! squad is being fed on may sustain life, j but does It make life worth living. "Mike de Pike" Is the nickname ofj one of the Indicted Chicago grafters I but he was piker at that. ""War taxes" and bond issues in time' of peace are the usual outcome of Dem ocratic management. j The administration will soon blow the j bugle for Pershing that has always sounded retreat. The natural ice crop being gathered now ought to keep down prices next summer. May Day in 1898 and Dewey dead in j ! 1917. The paths of glory lead but to i the grave. George W. Perkins, "methinks doth protest too much." Jack Frost appears to have a good clutch this visit. I _____ | OPPORTUNITY'S OPE IT DOOR. ? | The do me wrong who say 1 come no j more When once I knock and fall to llnd j thee in; ! For every day I stand outside thy i door. And bid thee wake, and rise to fight and win. Wail not for precious chances past away, i Weep not for rolden ages on the | wane! j Each night I burn the records of the j day. At sunrist every soul Is born ; again! ; Laugh like a boy at splendors that have ! sped. To .vanished joys be blind and deaf ' ' and dumb; i My judgments' seal the dead past with ' its dead, But never bind a moment yet to ] come. Though deep in mire, wring not thy hands and weep. i I lend my arm to all who say "I ' can!" i No sham<--faced outcast ever sank su j deep. But yet might rise and be again a! man! Dost thou behold thy lost youth all! aghast? ? Dost rf-el from righteous Retribution's j blow? Then turn from blotted archives of the i past, ? i And find the future's pages white as snow. Art thou a mourner? Rouse thee from thy spell; Art thou a sinner? Sins may ' be forgiven; Each morning ijivs thee wings to fly from hell. Faeh night a star to guide thy feet to heaven. ? Judge Malone. - - ^ Rippling Rhymes By WALT MASON. I ? ? UNRELIABLE. ? "On James P. Jinks you can't de pend ? he doesn't keep his word.'' This is the punkest recommend that any man has heard. The delegate with that renown can't lind much work to do; wherever he appears In town, employers cry out "Shew." 1 hired a youth whose name is Charles, to help me bail some hay; (o bind the deal 1 paid him arles, he said hed'd come next day. But never did' that youth appear, which made my lifeblood boil; he went a-lishing in the mere, and passed up honest toil. He comes to me when days are lowti, and hits me for a job, hut evermore I turn him down, the piker and ttie swab. He comes to me when tem pest blows, and asks me for a pie. but I've no charity for those on whom one can't rely. I hire a youth named Bennie Bird to ply the saw and sperthe, for lads who do not keep their word are of but little worth. The down-and-outs are mostly men who this false system played; who broke and broke, and broke again the promises they made. BEAT THE RAILROADS. NEW YORK, Jan. 17. ? Rapid tran sit lines in the territory comprising greater New York carried more pas sengers in 191G than did all the steam railroads of the United States, Travis H. Whitney, public service commis sioner, testified late today, at the in terstate commerce commission hear ing on alleged discrimination against New Jersey cities in lighterage and freight rates to the port of New York. He asserted the New York city roads transported 1, $90, 000,000 persons dur ing the year, whereas the country's railroads carried a little more than one million in the same period. TO PROBE CONSpTrACY. PHILADELPHIA, ~lf7n. 17. ? Sum mons for a dozen coal dealers in this city were issued by District Attorney Rotan today to determine whether a conspiracy existed bet wen them in the simultaneous increase of twenty-five cents a ton on Dec. 20. Whether action will be taken will not be determined until the investigation is completed. The results of the investigation, it was said, would be kept secret until such time as it was deemed advisable to begin prosecutions. IMMENSE TONNAGE. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. -- German shipyards since the war began have built tonnage totalling: three quarters of a million. Official despatches to the United States government say that not only are all German shipping companies preparing for a resumption of business after the war, but the German canal system is being im proved and structural improvements are being made in the harbors of i Bremen, Steltin and Hamburg. I'm going to prescribe Resinol for that eczema "I might give you a formal prescrip tion, but what's the use ! It would cost you more than a jar of Resinol and / shouldn '/ be nearly as sure of the resit lis / You see, I have been using Resinol Ointment for over twenty years. During that time I have tried out dozens of new ways of treating skin-troubles, but 1 have always come back to Resinol? I know that it stops itching at once, generally heals the erup tion, and that it contains nothing which could irri tate the skin. You can get a jar at any drug store." THE FINALE Thursday Morning, a Final Disposal of All RcmnanlsiOddmenls remaining from Last W eek's W inter Remnant Sale THESE WILL BE FOUND CONVENIENTLY ARRANGED ON MAIN FLOOR TABLES AND COUNTERS FOR QUICK SELECTION AT ONE DOLLAR Buys Three Dollars' Worth FIVE DOLLARS Buys Fifteen Dollars' Worth REMNANTS of Silks, of Dress Goods, of Wash Goods, of Draperies, of Dress Trimmings, of Laces, of Embroideries, Etc. ODDMENTS of Ladies' Neckwear, Sterling Novelties, Embroidered Cush , ions, Ladies' Waists, Etc. Special Rack on Second Floor of Spring- weight Coats, Ladies' Challi and Silk Dresses, Junior size Tailored Suits, Etc., also included AT SALE PRICE OF JANUARY CLEARANCE REDUCTIONS ALL OVER THE ENTIRE STORE, ALSO GEO. M. SNOOK CO i ( i ' V ???; i ' eighty-four BILLS i I PRESENTED IN HOUSE I ALSr0SsTTATV!?' tSJSSff" j1 ! Deleoane SorFMoreE BiUs-Ma^y Are ?Pet Measures. ' Special UUi?lcb to U18 InUUitwicer. ?9w?9b?i veiled vhls morning follow. | lly McDonald, of Kanawha counts-' No. 1. decrees of sale, No. -. sea . , No 3 evidence and witnesses, No 4 rul^ pleadings; No. 5. me-| . i-hauics* liens. j : hv Smith, of VMeasauls-No f. .re. coilifying -is: No^ ?? ^ j?, ex puiui i tig a u lo license fund for roads ? No 10. mining partnerships, liv Sullivan, of ltaleigh No. 11.: ;""bv Sweenev^of Wood-No. 12. fees; ('?'.rssr^ W'-iacl No. 13. road | 'b?IK Tavtof. of I'm nam? No. 14 tax1 Ion pl,.e iines: NO. jr.. lax on coal, oil, 1 111 OvTrnold. of Randolph? No 16. 6x-| !?S 'F"iSie^iSS;irN^ iTre'l sensibility o^tan^for for i-aliroad proiterly;- No. 31. bound.-, I ri nv Vefi "ofa Ohio-No. 3-J S-hourj. sMU3?r.sa: By Wilson, of Mason? riBv olu^o^Oh'io'-.-No. 39. amend-!1 !m'w *"'? dOTGri! rights ?)f widows 41 , By Connoi. oi i.aoeii j re-ii delinquent, children. No. **. "Hi j to Supremo court. .,No 45, as-i. By KenshHNN.o^CHb ^ ^ pmnd sessment f t ! b ,, criminal court; 1 IZ ? Na?iachea for ?.h district clr-|> C"nvr?!?er. of faboll. X?. ?. support of wife and children. 50 Bv Mahan. of Br"?pD_;, Wellifburg charier amendment By Hickman, of Roane? ^o- ?>*. |i "jTltiX"-* Mineral? No. 52. j, "ir^zT. ?? *?\' nrWS!"it Doddridge No. 54.1' "'t^o,"?o' McXwell-No. 55. Su, 1 1 rem e court, of ;!pEp*lPnr_>;0 r?7. em nunletl ?r TJ>'W *? rpdpem zezzloment of *^!"rtVn ' making felony ? false 1 1 reports. Mineral? No. 56, as-ii Bv Mulhns, of Mineral ?? r s liCBvae?iiner.' of Fondleton-No. 61, jc h^cia?.di?ecSll-No. 63, fees of I i jHlBvSWilson. of Mason-No. 64. re |dTl nray/of Greenbrier No. 06.lt Children's feet require great care in fitting. Wrongly fitted shoes : usually leave theft ?? mark in the form ot corns, callouses or ?. even foot deformities. You parents who would gladly make any sac- .^ ? rificc to spare your little ones pain, can save : them from a lifetime of foot suffering by using c-are in having them fitted properly. ? The certain way is to. have them fitted with Locke's perfect FOOTFORM last. It is a spe cial last of our own, designed ana made over our specifications based on 42 years' experience in the shoo business. Wo will guarantee to give your children perfect foot comfort amUthe style will not suffer for the extra em phasis we place on fit. Send your children to us, we'll give them the same style, value and tit as when grown folks are along. LOCKE SHOE CO. 1219 Market Street. 1043 Main Street. - errns of 20th district circuit court; j S'u. G7, marriage licenses; No. 68,1 judges of courts. By Burr, of Taylor ? No. 69, mar-j ?iages. By Payne, of Kanawha ? No. 70, \ ibatcment of houses of prostitution by. njunction. By Aikens. of Marion ? No. 71, for- i lidding split fees by surgeons; No. 72, ' jiving county commissioner in conn lies over 40.onft per diem; No. 73,] ?elating to hospitals. By Bassell, of Lewis? No. 74, aboli :ion of Virginia debt commission. By McBee. of Monongalia ? No. 75, j ?ompulsory school attendance. By Castro, of Jackson ? No. 76, reg-i stration of voters. By Harrison, of Harrison ? No. 77,: service of stallions, etc. By Poling, of Barbour? No. 78, road: nspections. By Whitaker. of Ohio ? No. 79, re- : ating to savings banks. By Harvey, of Braxton ? No. SO. : ;ounty salaries; No. 81, appointment | )f county assessors' deputies. j By Weir, of .Randolph ? No. fv2, | ransportation of sick on railroads; s'o. 83, primary elections; No. 84. ap pointment by governor of efficiency! iommissioner. to change~pInsion METHOD. I PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Jan. 17. ? A, :hange in the method of determining' he amount of pensions to be paid to' ?etired employes of the Pennsylvania lailroad company and its directly! tperated lines east of Pittsburgh and j 2rie, has boon authorized by the board' >f directors. It will result in in Teased allowances in a number ol' nstances. A minimum of $17 per. uonth aTso will be established. The purpose of the change is to irotect employes who are unable, by! ?eason of sickness or infirmity, to :arn full time during the closing years. >f their service. ! AMERICA FIRST CONFERENCE. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.?A nil for an America first educational confer ence to be held here February 3 was issued today by Dr. P. P. Claxton, the commissioner of education. The con ference will be held Immediately after adjournment of the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and its purpose Is to bring together educators and em ployers of labor. WANT BAIL REDUCED. NEW YORK; Jan. 17. ? Counsel for Oliver A. Brower, indicted for con spiracy in connection with the alleged kidnapping of Frederick Gump, Jr., for which Harry K. Thaw is under arrest in Philadelphia, obtained a writ of habeas corpus in the supreme court here today in an effort to have re duced the $15,000 bail fixed for Brower. The writ is returnable to morrow. Try the ChHdren'a Medicine. Many parents are inclined to be lieve that medicine used for children is not suitable for themselves. While it is true that larger doses are re quired, it is unreasonable to suppose that a disease in an adult should be treated any. differently than the same ailment in a child. Mrs. Earl Jen nings, Lima. Ohio, writes, "Chamber lain's Cough Remedy is a splendid medicine for children. I have used It myself for colds and it has always given me the desired relief." Obtain able everywhere. ? Adv. PREMIER RESIGNS PARIS, Jan. 17, 5:10 p. m.? Andre Radovitch, premier of Montenegro to day tendered his resignation to King Nicholas. It was accepted. HORNER DAVIS NAMRD WASHINGTON, Jan. 17? President Wilson today nominated J. Homer Da vis for postmaster at Clarkaburg, W. Va.