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\V H K E LING, W. V A . . T U E S D A Y , .M A It 0 H 1 3 . 1917.
American Labor
Here's The Flag That's
Good Enough For Us All
Here, You Americans,
This Dope Looks Good
NEW YORK. March 12.? With a
view, it was said, "to give op
portunity to citizens ? men and
women ? to make known theJr
opinions on the protection of
American citizens and vessels from
unlawful attack," Mayor Mitchel's
committee on national defense an
nounced tonight that it would
begin tomorrow the circulation of
a petition for signatures. Hotels,
clubs, political headquarters, tele
graph and public offices and po
lice stations will be asked to co
operate. The petition to which the
citizens w:il be urged to affix their
signatures, reads as follows:
"To the President of the United
States: ? As an American, faithful
to American ideals of justice, lib
erty and humanity and confident
that the government has exerted
its most earnest efforts to keep us
at peace with the world, I hereby
declare my absolute and uncondi
tional loyalty to the government of
the United States and pledge my
support to you in protecting Amer
ican rights against unlawful vio.
lence upon land and sea. in guard
ing the nation against hostile at
tacks and in upholding interna
tional rights."
Weston, Elkins, Huttonsville
and Other Towns
Preceding the expected hank
lull stage or the upper Ohio, the
smaller streams in northern and
. southern West Virginia went out
of their banks Monday, and much
damage was inflicted, particular
ly along th? Ty cart's Valley river.
Ch^at river. West Fork of the
Monongahela river. Elk river anil
.Ww river. Streets were covered
with water at Weston. Buckhan
non. ElkLns. Hurnsvillo. Sutton and
other towns, 'and hundreds of
houses entered, involving a heavy
property loss In these sections of
the state. Last night the rivers
were reported falling and the
worst is evidently over.
Weston Flooded.
' BtecUI Dispatch to the imeUU-uvot.
WESTON". W. Va.. March 12.? One
inch and seven-tenths of rain fall
within six hours ceasing at four
o'clock this morning. The river
reached eighteen ff?et. its crest, at
eleven o'clock, and is now falling very
slowly. The water was three,, feet
deep on Lower and Center and Court j
? avenues and Fourth street.
Elkins Suffers.
DlsoiUcb to Th? lat*!t!set>cer.
. ELK IKS. W. Va.. March V2.? Prac
tically every industry in Elkins is
shut down by the high water result
ine from last night's heavy rain and
melting snow in the mountains. The
crest of the flood passed Elkins late
tonight, when the Tygarts Valley riv
reached a stage of seventeen feet,
flooding th*> lowlands and driving
many families from their homes. Re
? ports from the Central West Virginia
Uncle Sam Gives Notice of;
the Arming of Its
i WASHINGTON. March 12.?'
j (Organized 1 a l> u r >n America,
'through its representatives in run-1
ference here tonight offered its'
services to the country in e\'cry,;
field of aetiviu, if. despite all eu-i
, deavors and hopes, thel'nitedj
Mates should l?e drawn into war. j
The action was taken by unani
mous vote of more than one bun- I
dred and fifty delegates from na- ?
i tional and international trade un- j
I ions affiliated with the American
t Federation of Labor, and five im- !
j affiliated organizations, including j
the great railroad brotherhoods.
' In all about three million Ameri- ??
can workers were represented in
the conference, called to determine
; and announce- the part to be
| claimed by labor national pre
' paredness* plans. ?
j A statement formally adopted '
! and issued after the meeting set i
1 forth in addition to the offer of j
services in case of war. various de
j mands which were held to be fun- !
j damentals In safeguarding the j
i rights of workers, in war times as j
well as in peace. Militarism was
! protested against: it was held thai !
i organized labor should have repre- |
i stintation on all agencies detennin- ;
ing and administering policies of j
national defense and controlling: :
! publicity. The concluding para- !
graphs of the statement, pledging ?
j labor's support to the nation fol
! lows: ?
' "We, the officers of the narityn- j
' al and international trade unions
of America in national conference j
! assembled in the capital of our \
I nation, hereby pledge ourselves in i
i peace or in war. in st r<nv or in ;
i storm, to stand unreservedly by
1 the standards of liberty and the
safety and preservation of l he j
institutions and ideal of our re
"In this solemn hour of our na
tion's life, it is our earnest hope
that our republic may be safe
guarded in its unswerving desire (
for peace; that our people may he ;
spared the horrors and the burdens i
. of war; that may have the oppor- !
t unity to cultivate and develop the '
arts of peace, human brotherhood
i and a higher civilization.
j "But. despite all our endeavors
' and hopes should our country be :
i drawn into the meelstrom of the ;
j European conflict, we. with these
j ideals of tibertv and justice here- j
in declared, as the inilispenslble i
I basis for natiocial policies, offer
j our services to our country in cv- j
erv field, of activity to defend, j
| safeguard and preserve the repub- |
lie "Of the United States of Ameri- :
! ca against its enemies, whoraso- j
ever they may he, and we call up
, on our fellow workers and fellow i
I citizens in the holy name of labor, j
I jpstlce. freedom and humanity to !
i devotedly and patriotically give |
like service."
! WASHINGTON. I>. C. Mar. 12.? The j
j United States government today took]
! the only formal step that will preceed j
the sailing for the war zone of Amer-J
?lean merchant ships armed to resist.
? attacks by German submarines.
I Notice i.o the world of th'e intention'
! to place an armed guard on merchant
j men was given in a communication
.'sent bv the state department, which
! " |
I f Continued cm Pa#e Seven.)
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;and Southern ra.il way, extending from
[Hendricks up the Dry Fork river to'
,Horton indicate that it will be a week;
or more before the traffic is resumed.
'Many bridges, and culverts are swept
away. The lumber industry through
lout this entire section suffered heavy
j losses, estimates of which will be im
! possible until the waters recede.
! Buckhannon Hit Hard.
| Stwi.il Disi at. l. : ? Tfco lrile]ll*mr?T.
BUCKHANNON, W. Ya.. March 12.
I ? Buckhannon has the highest water
j in years today. At seven o'clock this,
?evening there is a six inch fall. The
I upper part of town toward the college
was cut off by water from Burkhan-i
jnon river. The streets were covered j
I with several feet of water. People i
! going from one part of town to the }
.other must use boats. Several farnl
' lies moved out. Traffic is tied up and j
j the B. and 0. station is flooded. Only j
i one mail train arrived today, from [
j Klkins. Tracks are under water and
'trestles washed out. No water or
j electric lights: no loss of life.
Cumberland Tloded.
CUM B lilt LAN P, Md.. March J2*-The
Potomac river here has risen rapidly 1
1 due to the sudden thaw, and sections of |
; this city are flooded. People are using ;
; boat.s in going to their homes. Water
[ is 3 feet deep on the Western Maryland
! railroad tracks. \ number of washouts'
on the western Maryland and 'in tin '
Baltimore & Ohio have occurred. A land- :
. slid* covered the Baltimore A OhTo I
'tracks near Piedmont. W. Ya.
WASHINGTON. March 12. ? The
United States Steel corporation was
alternately extolled and denounced to
day before the supreme court as argu
ments continued in the federal anti
trust dissolution suit.
Fair treatment by the corporation
of customers, competitors and em
ployes without monopolistic- or unfair
trade practices, was claimed by R. V.
Lindabury. counsel of the defendants.
"An abnormal, illegal and grossly
over-capitalized colossal super-com
bination of combinations." was how
the corporation was characterized by
Henry E. Colton, special assistant to
the attorney-general.
Mr. Lindabury denied that the cor
poration has the power or disposition
to oppress competitors and asserted
that only the government, not custom
ers or competitors ? had complained
of its effects.
"The trade feels no oppression:
itsromer? and employes are satis
fied," he said in concluding hi* argu
ment. "If there ever was a concern j
emitted to judgment thar it is per-;
forming with clean. honest and fair;
conduct and beneficial effect on in- 1
? dustry this is one. This is not the
time, when we are endeavoring to
mobilize our industries, to dislnteg-i
rate or destroy .thorn. "
Following the defendants' counsel.',
Mr. Colton for the government, told
the court that the corporation corn
prises IIS competing units merged
into nine combinations, with these
nine later merged into one huge com-1
bination controlling over one-half of;
the entire national industry, and dom-i
inating the whole trade and products' i
prices. He spoke of strong com^eti-i
t.ion existing between the Carnegie, I
Federal and National companies be-,
fore they combined, a combi nation ef- !
fected. he said, because J. P. Morgan!
? and others interested feared an out-!
! break of disastrous competition in
volving lowering of prices.
33-35 FEE! ST
Crest Expected to Be Reached!
Here at Midnight on
Tuesday. }
PITTSBUTBOH, Pa., March 12. j
| Intelligencer, "WTieelin#, W, V&.
t Crest stage at Wheella g will bo ' j
? abont 35 feet, by Tuesday mlfl- ' '
j night.
FINN Y WIT'T, 0. S. Forecaster. j .
The Record of Rise.
Stage i
Monday, 6 A. M 19:3 j
9 A. M 19:6 .
Noon 20:0 j
3 P. M 20:9 |
6 P. M 21:7
9 P. M 23:1 !
Midnight 24:7 j
Tuesday, 3 A. M 26:1 \
Forecast fir Henry Pennywitt's pre
diction of thirty-five feet as the crest
for the Ohio river by Tuesday mid
night is doubted by local rivermen.
who say that the river -will hardly risa
to a st ape of more than thirty-three
foet. Neither stage will do any dam
age in the Wheeling district, however.
The flood stage as given by the I nltei
States weather bureau is thirty-six
feet. and at thai point a number of
basements of the buildings in the low
lands are flooded.
The river did not commence to t >se
until 5 o'clock yesterday morning, and
then slowly until about 7 o'clock last
night, when K increased to ?! incnes
an hour. At 9 o'clock the stage at the
local wbarf was 23 feet and rising 6
inches an hour. The rise at Dam No.
12. at Warwood, was Inches an
hour and a stage of 22 feet 3 inches
was reported. McMechen dam, No.
13, reported a stage of 25 feet. .1 inches
and rising about 4 inches an hour.
Heaw rains in the Monongahela
and Allegheny river valleys on the
melting snows has caused those rivers
to rise rapidly. The river was still
rising at Pittsburgh last nighl and at -
Davis Island dam a stage or 19 reel' 4 \
inches was reported. The crest tor:
Pittsburgh, according to Pennywutsj
prediction made early yesterday art
ernoon, was 27 feet, and last night a*
stage of 25 feet was all that w? ft fix- f
pec-ted. It was --on rising tour-tcntus ,
of a foot an bour. a decrease of sixth
tenths during the afternoon.
Jeff frame, connected with the local j
wharf boat and one of the best known ?
rivermen in the Ohio valley expects.;
a stage of about 33 feet for W heeling I
by tonight. That will be Its crest, he j
says. ______
At Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH. Pa., March 12.? The j
amount, of water pourinc iiipj tne:
Ohio river from the Monongahela _
and Allegheny rivers had lessened to- j
night. and the Ohio at the Point i
bridge was reported by the weathet ?
bureau to be rising only four-tenths ;
of a foot an hour. During the day j
the river had risen at the rate ot one .
Soot an hour. The crest ot the flood
it was predicted, would be reached at,
feet earlv tomorrow. Melting snow )
combined with last night's heavy rain I
over the water sheds was given as ,
the cause of the high stages.
At Gallipol's.
GAlaLiPOLIS, 0.. March 12. ? The
Ohio river was rising rapidly here to-j
night. Officials at Dam N-o. 8 re
ported a stage of 24 feel at. (5 o clock (
and predicted 38 feet or water here
by noon tomorrow. If the latter stage
is* reached, operations at the cii>
pumping station will be crippled as
the water will flood the first Uoor.
River front potteries will also be
Tlood in Big Kanawha.
CHARLESTON. "W. Va.. March 12.--:
\ flood stag* in the Groat Kanawha
river is predicted by the fnlied &???'??!
?weather observer at Cincinnati. High
water is duo to the flood stages In tho.
Elk, OaulfV. New and other streams,
tributary te the Kanawha.
Mcs?sCffC!* received at the -wvalhor
bureau here tertny from Elk river towns
tell ?.r the highest water in more thai
twenty years. Portion? of the towns
of Sutton. Jturnsville. Orlando, Hie in
undated with a great deal of propori y ,
damage In each and throughout thv.
The Sutton and Tjlttlo Kanawha ami
Coal and f'nki< railroads have sustained
considerable damage. particularly about ;
Sutton, and traffic Is affected, no train
movement being sure.
\t Charleston the Kanawha has risen,
over two fe<n today, a Map "?f I L' fe-t
having been reached at S oy-lo.-l; o
rilght- but. the flow from the various
side streams, on which is based the
Cincinnati official prediction ol tl?.>d.
Is expected to show greatest effect to
nlsrht and Tuesday, with the cr>-sl If In-?
reached at Charleston probably early
Tuesday night.
RalnfaJl of S Inches ?r more ? n s i e
bordpd Sunday and Sunday Might at
plnc/.-s on Elk river. That in the I y
trarts Valley was 1 >'? inch. s. at Km;. -
rord. Cabin Creek. 1.30 Inches* Narrows. :
\"a ,S2 inches, and at landlord. \ <?-.
.62 'inches.
At East Uvorpool. i
E\ST IjIVEItPOOl#, o.. March 1 ?
With the Ohio river rising rapiUy:
rivermen tonight feared a tioo.i
hero Government ofticiuls at duin
number eight reported a stng- "f twr-n
iv-four feet early this i? veiling ami wr?.
n'rodirtlng thirty-flve feet by to.....rr..?v;
latter :tace will tlood th? .irs (
floor of the city pump station i.ut w:II
not cans' a suspension of op. ratior; it
will also inundate 'he cellars ot river,
front potteries.
Si... !*1 lM?.| i>t'b :?"> The Infllwewer.
BALTIMORE. Mil.. M: *? Oscar
0. Murray, chairman of the board- of |
d'.reclors of the naltiniore Ohio rail-,
road, who has born ii! at his home J
here for some iiuie. is reported|in a
critical condition" tonight and his I
death is momentarily expected. I
Vatican Takes Interest in Second Joan of Arc, Who Believes ... j
She is Destined to Lead the Armies of France to Victory j
ROME, Via Paris, March 12 ? 4:15 P. M. ? The Vatican is taking- a gTeat interest in the reported!
visions of Mile. Perchaud and the command she is supposed to have received instructing her to leadi
the French armies to victory. A report already has been received from the clergy in Paris and further j
details are being asked of the archbishop there. (MllePerchaud, 20 years of age, daughter of a farmer j
of the department of La Vendee, has stirred the imagination of the French by her declaration that, like;
Joan of Arc, she had seen visions and heard voices commanding her to guide the armies of France to |
victory. ' At present Mile. Perchaud is living in a Paris boarding house conducted by nuns.)
Charles W. Fairbanks Leads;
Donators With Contribu
tion of $1,000.
NKW CASThK, hid. Mar, 1 J. ? |
Wit I) Indiana National Guard troops
fresh from the Mexican border, pa*1
trolling the streets, the city of New
Castle which was swept by a tornado
late Sunday afternoon, settled down
tonight in another nlgbi chill and
made o care for practically all the
homeless, churches, schools lodge
rooms, public halls and dwellings
having been thrown open to them,
but suffering in many cases was in
The death roil revised tonight,
showed -0 dead, two persons mis
sing and about a score seriously in
jured, with h hundred more suffering
from minor hurts. No more bodi s.
had been found in t h ? nun* laie to
day, but two of the injured died in ]
the hospital during the day.
Aid in the way of food supplies and'
money began to reach the city late
today. The food problem began \o
take on a serious aspect early in the,
day. Crackers sold at two cents each
and bananas a nickel apiec?. The Mas
supply was shut off and many places
were without means of preparing
food that . was ill hand and canned
goods were at a pren-.iutn.
In answer to an appeal for financial
aid. sent broadcast ovt-r the state by:
a citizens' committee, relief funds
have been started in n:~ny cities of
the state. Charted \V. Fairbanks, Re
publican candidate for vice-president,
in the last election, contributed ?1.00u
for relief work.
funeral arraiibiuu .n'.s li id not been
ftnilie tonight as me-'. :if the day had
been spent in searching. the ruins for
bodies. Plans svlin. ? ' probably will in
clude a public service t'?>r all the dead
wil be starled tomorrow morning.
I'p to tonight no looting has been
reported to the military authorities
While mania! law has not been de
clared the soldiers are ruling the
city with ? strong hand to prevent
looting and disorders. j
The militarv company from rerre;
Haute, ordered out today, was expect
ed here tonight to relieve some of the
guardsmen who have been on contin-j
uous dnt v since their arrival last]
night. Dr." l-'ugal. local health officer,
expressed the belief toda) that there,
would be no serious outbreak of dis
ease. although many persons suffer-,
ed from exposure, which was intenat-|
fied hv the lower temperature tonight.
No change was made tonight in the I
property loss, estimated at $1.00lU?0?. I
The D.eath List.
The known dead, as announced J
tonight were:
Everett Dunlap, 1022 South 21st
Gray Davis, 35 South -2nd j
Mrs. John R. Davis, of More- .
land, mother of Gray Davis.
Orville Davis, aged 6 years, son
of Gray Davis.
Frank L. Newton, South 20th i
Mrs. Asa Williamson, of South
21st street.
Miss Opal Williamson, aged 24
years, daughter of Mrs. Asa Wil- \
Mrs. Vera Higgins.
William Lowery, aged 61 years. ;
Grand avenue.
John Neilis, aged 25 years, |
formerly of Lexington. Ky.
Mrs. Archie Fletcher, aged 22
years, of South 25th street.
Ethe! Day, aged 16 years.
Bernice Day, aged 8 years.
June Dav, aged 6 years.
Earl E. Pazer. aged 16 years.
Ernest Waterman, aged 6 years, j
son of Asa Waterman.
Price Shelton, aged 24 years. ?
Ernest McLean, aged 11 years,, j
of Mississippi. i
Jesse McLean, a brother, died j
in hospital today.
The missing are:
William Davis.
Mrs. W. E. Newton.
O. C. Young.
K KY WIvST, Fla.. March 12.?
.lames W. Gerard, former American
ambassador to Germany, reached her*
bite today from Havana and after a
brief rest took a train for Washington.
The former ambassador was ac
companied by his wife and a party m'
about forty Americans from Germany.
He seemed to be in the best of spirits
and held an informal reception to
citizens who crowded the 'railroad
station to see him depart.
Mr. Gerard expressed much intent
in the international situation result
ing from the Zimmermann note. The
only statement he made today re
garding his plans was one to the ef
fect that he would not accept the can
didacy for mayor of New York City
if it should he offered him
WASHINGTON*. March II'.? l>i*if.ioij
en nst iti;t ionalit > of Mie A?1:iui>>nt
i3ilrn?il law was a>rain post|.on<?'l t<>.la\
liv th* supreme court.
[Taxes for the Current Fiscal i
Year Expected to Reach !
| $300,000,000.
! Washington. March 12.- Prelim-;
jinary reports in ?he treasury tlcpa ri- ;
inpui from every section of the conn-;
I irv since March 1. indicate that i he j
government w ill collect ?:?n0,000.000 ?
in income taxes during the current.'
fiscal year, or about two and one-half,
limes as much as during the pieced- j
inn twelve months. In all the internal!
revenue receipts are expected to ex- 1
need S7UU,0U0.0ft0, an increase of i
nearly $200,000.00". .
I. The time for filing income returns J
expired March 1. hut the totals have!
not vet been tabulated, and will notj
be available unii.1 all returns, iuciud-.
ing many extensions of from 30 to 60 j
days, especially in the ca'se of non-i
resident aliens, have been made. The;
estimate of $3?0.00ii.rtmi is based upon'
a study of such returns as have al-j
ready come in and general conditions'
of prosperity. Most of the increase is :
due to the higher rate of taxation pro-|
virled for by congress last September.
Included in this total are collections,
actually made up to the present ag-i
gresating about $2r>.00u.000. This is*
$ 7.000.00? more than was collected!
this time last year.
The government's tax on munitions'
will net approximately ?40.000,000. it.,
is thought, in addition, while for the
few months <.>!' the fiscal year during
which the former emergency tax law
was in effect the returns will approxi
mate $2n,i?0it.uu0 on . miscellaneous ;
items affected by this tax.
From the ordinary sources of in- 1
ternal revenue whiskey, beer, lo-j
bacco and oleomargarine ? it is esti-'
mated the lax this year will approxi
mate $35iJ.Onit.OOO, the greatest total
in ihe history of the department. The
supreme court's recent decision sus
taining the Webb-Kenvon law will
cause a diminuation. it is assumed, in
the returns from whiskey and beer,'
although thus far the tax collected is
considerably higher than last year. A
ioi;\l of $?.07.0fl0,0i)0 has been collected,
from infernal revenue taxes of all!
sorts from the beginning of tlte fiscal
year up to ihe present time. This fs
approximately $25,000,000 more than!
last year.
!to be built for
Will Be of New Type, Larger!
Than Those Constructed
for the British.
WASHINGTON. March 12.- I'relim-!
inary steps were ;aken by the navy j
department today toward contracting1
for the quick construction of one hun
dred or more high speed coast patrol:
boats of a new type for scouting!
against submarines. At a conference
in which a score of builders were rep-j
resented, assurances were given that j
deliveries could be begun within four;
months. Ii is understood that con-:
tracts will be awarded shortly.
Plans prepared for the patrol boa t
call for craft 110 feel long, propeliedl
by powerful steam engines. Details
of their armament and equipment are
now being worked out. They will be!
more seaworthy and have a much!
larger cruisin gradius than the stand- j
ard "submarine chaser.-' an $5 -foot :
gasoline motor boat.
Some of the companies represented,
in today's conference have turned out !
large numbers of "chasers" for the}
British government. They will have
to make changes in their plants in ,
order to build the larger boats wanted'
by the American government.
Representatives of the major ship
builders also appeared at the depart-,
nlent during the day. bringing data)
concerning their corporations and ?
plants for which Secretary Daniels re-'
cently asked. The information is for
use in determining the allotment of i
new construction and also is desired!
for the guidance ot the government in |
ihe event it becomes necessary to;
exercise the authority granted by
congress I'm commandeering private
establishments. Secretary Daniels an
nounced that bid., for six cruisers of
the 35 knot type desigtled last year
would be opened Wednesday. Con- j
tracts for battle cruisers will bn
awarded soon on the basis of cost and
ten per cent net profit already agreed -
upon with the builders.
WASHINGTON. Marih 12. Permit J
sion for clearance of the French liner j
Roehambeau from NVw York, the first .
belligerent merchantman to arrive In!
an American harbor with guns'
mounted fore as well as aft. was to
day granted by the state department. (
which ruled that the Roehambeau as!
a passenger carrying vessel plying i
usual routes, was a peaceable mer-J
chant man entitled to take adequate
precautions against illegal attack. I
Chinese House of Representa
tives Votes Severence
of Relations.
. PEJCING, Sunday, March XI. ? The
senate today approved the sever- |
ance of relation* with Germany by !
a vote of 152 to 37. It- is expected t
that the g-ovemment will take ac- [
tlon to this end tomorrow (Monday).
Again the French and British war
offices record gains against the Ger
mans on the line in Prance. Strik-j
ins; in ihe Champagne region on aj
front of 1500 metres west of Maisons ;
He Champagne, the French re-cap- 1
lured all the positions previously taK-|
;n bv the Germans on Ridge 183 and
also invaded a German fortified work.
On" hundred prisoners were taken jn
flie operation. In the Woevre region,
near Seicheprey a raid ou a German
i tench was successfully carried out,
while attacks by the Germans between j
Soissons and khelms were repulsed.
The British on their part of the
front in France entered German |
trenches in the vicinity of Boucha- ?
vesnes. north of Verone and also ear-.'
ried out raids successfully to the
south of Arras. In the latter sector
the German positions were bombed
and many casualties were inflicted on,
their occupants. i
Heavy artillery activity is in pro- 1
gress in the An ere and Tomrne see- J
tors, according to Herlin. The Ger-I
man war office reports the stopping'
of a French attack south of Ripont.;
in Champagne, and also the destruc
tion of sixteen Entente airplanes and
two captive balloons in attacks by 1
the Germans. The London war offic*
announces that nine German machines
were brought down or driven down
damaged, and admits that five British,
machines are missing. j
On the other fronts, except in Meso-j
potamia and Persia, therw it is as-:
sumed that both the British and Rus
sians are still harrassing the Turks.}
only minor operations have been re-'
ported. As yet the full details of thet
capture of Bagdad by the British have j
not been made public, although an-,
nouncement was made in the British '
house of commons thai there was;
reason to believe that two-thirds of;
the Turkish artillery had been cap-!
tured by the British or thrown into :
the Tigris, and that in addition large
numbers of prisoners ami quantities
of materials of all kinds were taken.!
Again the Turks are reported by!
I'etrograd to have made a further re-j
treat in Persia, this time leaving a'
position near Bisilun. twenty miles
northeast of Hermans-ball, and retir
ing toward Iladjiabad. Bisilun was
occupied by the Russians.
In Macedonia there has b?en an in
crease in the. artillery activity in the
Presba Lake and Cerna river sectors,
probably presaging an early recom
mencement of hard lighting in this
The possibility Hia' Germany is to
have another foe arrayed against, her
is indicated in an unofficial despatch
from Peking, which says the Chinese ;
house of representatives has apprawdj
the government's diplomatic policy. j
which includes the severance of ciipio- 1
malic relations with Germany.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 12.
OHIO ? Snow north, snow or rain \
south Tuesday; Wednesday snow orj
rain north, rain south.
Cloudy Tuesday, followed by snow:
north and snow or rain south; Wedncs-I
day snow or rain.
WEST VIRGINIA? Snow or rain j
Tuesday and Wednesday. I
Series of;' Progressive Strikes
Planned, With All Out
NEW YORK,' March 12.? Pep- ,'/?
sistent reports were current In ' ?
railroad circles here today, that
a countrywide strike would re
sult if a satisfactory agreement it
not reached at the conference on K
the que$yon of the eight hour
working dfty to be held here Thura- 1
day between the railroad man
agers and; representative* of the"'. '
four brotherhoods of trainmen. It
was learned that reports were
sent to th.^ railroad presidents by
agents of> the managers, stating
that plany had befen laid by the
brotherhoods to begin such a
strike Satfjrdav night in the event
their demands are not met at the
Inquiry -at railroad headquarters
failed to firing out the source of . -
the report?j although it was learn
ed definitely that such information
had been^sent them. . This In
formation Tstated that the broth
erhood leaders consider thev have
waited a reasonable time for the
supreme <??urt decision on the
Adamson ~aw, and "they are go
ing to bei^'n hostilities in a few ' -y
days," as ?yne railroad representa
tive put if i ' ? " ;}?
The plaijs of the union leaders,
the report' said, caNed for a pro
gressive strike beginning 8aturr '
day night,- and looking to a com-' ^
plete tie-up by the following '4* ;:.
Wednesday night. " 's, Jf
Splice U X<ikely. *
WASHINGTON. March 12.? Talk of a
railroad strike was general among local
labor union officials from the south
east gathered here tonight. but national
officers of th>. four big brotherhoods de
clined 10 confirm or deny that definite
strike plana /actually were under con
sideration. 'J
The local leaders cam# for a confer
cnce tomorrow preliminary to the meet
inp ' brotherhood and railway. officials "?j
to h hold in^New Tork Thursday. Sec
tional conferc-ncos wilt be held -In other
cities, and tli? brotherhood heads Insist J
thai. they' car not forecast their course
until the lociHs from all parts of the.
country hove- reported the result-. of\
their deliberations.
Ttiero were^dlstlnct indications, how- f
?ncr. that tlyre might be more truth -??
in strike reports than appeared on the
er ... . ??
(Conttpn efi on P?*e Tea.)
Plots Centering in Philadel
phia Declared Menace
to: the City. /?
WASHXNOTOK, March 13.? For
mal request- sfor the removal from
the league. Island Wavy Tard o(
the Interned German commaro*
raiders Pri^s Xitel rriedrleh and.
; Kron Prlnz- Wllhelm or the 700
; men comprising their crews was
) ma.de personally to Secretary 9U*
iela to-day ' by Mayor Smith, of
1 Philadelphia, on the ground that
they constitute a menaoe to the
I safety of thj city.
The mayor wis told that trass*
fer of the German crews already
1 was under consideration and that a
1 suitable place for them was betnf
Eoaglit. Hp also was assured that
every precaution was being taken
by the nuthorltlee to guard
against the" possibility of any dls
1 turbance b-r the German Bailors,
and that thjy were under constant
surveillance. by the navy yard aa?
thorities. J' ?
It has yeen suggested that the
interned cr?wi be sent to some in
land irmy barracks but none has
been found -available. ?
1 "HlT.APEliVHIA. March 18.? In the
ah.scncir of (Official Instructions from
Washington, reurch of the interned Ger- :-"4
man. commerce raiders Kron Prlnr Wil- -
helm and I'rtriz Eitcl Krederich at the "
Philadelphia tj.avy yards for explosives. j?
reported to huivo been smuggled aboard "v
the vessels fiv>m outside sources, an in- V
vestigation of*. which has resulted in the
arrost of fivQipersons, was deferred to
da.v hv local agents of the department of 1
justice. Thejnprders authorizing an ex-'
amination of the ships were expected
to-day. hut t/p to a late hour had not
jet arrived.' '^Additional arrests In ths
alleged plot * which may approach a
status interrjjitional in aspect, are con
templated. federal agents admitted to- '
night. i
According !'{o naval officers at the
local yard sui-Jrch of Hie raiders cannot
(Continued on Page Two.)
CHARLKSTOX. W. Va.. March 12.?
Governor John ,1. Cornwall, in appoint
ing Dr. H. L. Goodman, superintendent j
of McKendree Miners' Hospital No. 2. j
at McKendree, addressed a letter to
the appointee in which lie says than
the appointment was made because
Dr. Goodman has been recommended
by a large number of physicians, sur
geons and business men as being cap
able and particularly w??li fitted for
the place and as possessing character
and personality.
"Of course the fact thai you are a
Democrat was greatly in your favor,
but it. was not the determining factor,"
says the governor in the letter. He
said further:
"I have no desire to take from you
or anyone else any element of citi
zenship, or to deny you the right to
express honest convictions in a tem
perate way upon all proper occasions,
but in accepting tliis appointment you
will do it with the understanding that
during your term of office. you must
not accept or hold any official posi
tion with any political party or organ
ization or encage in partisan politics)
or anything else to such an extent as I
i to take you rrom your official duties
i for a single Moment.
j ?"Every appointment I make will b?
I upon these conditions, and the failurt
| of l he appoiibee to observe them will
jbe cause for removal. A copy of this
letter will sorto each appointed, con
sefjuently von will understand this is /r-v,:
!a statement c?f policy and is not per- ???'
Isonai in any -^ense. My one wish is
that those ivr persons whom I shall
he permitted; 40 appoint to public of
fire, shall, during their terras, give all '*?*?;
their time lo ?he public service. ? ' ^
"Mv administration will be judged --.j
to no small ex-i'ent by the character of
men I appoinr'to manage the various J
state institutions and whether those '1
men succeed, \rr fail, consequently you -
will unders'taijd the double interest I
will possess yi watching their work.
My information is that you are courte
ous and possess tint ability to make
friends-^#, most valuable asset in any
employe, but ^Specially in a public of
ficial. 1 shall, hot undertake to dictate
to you. The work is yours, as the
responsibility,'- Should you fall to
Intake good I' thall fori at liberty to
ask for your Resignation and appoint
1 your successor*;"

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