Thousands Cry for Vengeance

Anti-German sentiment in southwest Ohio/Northern Kentucky

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THOUSANDS Cry For Vengeance. . 1 ,'. y '-....-'' i -' " . ' 1' -- t- f , Mnltitiide Gathers at Cov ington Stockyards, Where 50Q Horses Die, - Poisoned By Huns. "Lynch Him!1' Follows Shout By a German, Who Interrupts Speaker Po-, lice Drag Offender To Au- . tpmobile and Flee With Him! To Jail. - Fire Puzzles Police ftuaielaa Cavtagte anthoMtlee we ataad yesterday tfKrMa wkm Mm tka l,OM wevth t hay, KM4 Mlh see geor Ike stabl add VfSrekease at tie r.afiy A Cosapaay, Sixth Street And tha Ckee-tf k dad Oal Rallrtad, Cvlagta, wag barked til da'g ta t katlg-lag, estimated at 4006, waa alalia. ; thief OrMlta Said th Cevlagto fire Defartatent extinguished a tre ItMi Is) eae earner at tie fcalldlag a a- fc.ur before Ika hay waa baraed. It waa be- lleved at tk Ue tat are wM caused y Spark fraa a paSSlag leewaaellv. According ta Chief GrfflHh, tb kar appeared (a bar beea Ignited after tk fat flr had beta etlaa tatted1, tka tear Waa k Mate f faaee wheat te ireaaea arrived) la Vespeaa ta a ' alaraa. T Stat ritw Marshal la ta Make aa tavestlgatloa. ) fcarly A-tomalel Caa pasty nf- feted tk laea at a largo eJaeait if hay, eontraetea far kjr tk raited tate Oe vera sheet la atedaxaavtlie, m. J aaeata age, wklck waa aalj at tka I I kaT keea haraed uage aaa. JSleWta elreaaaataaees. terrupted laid bands upon-film. ' r O'Neal outstretched hla arma and'ralafcd M voice. ' s i " - "Men, be Americana,", he--called out "Be- fatr.: Let's have fair' play. That's the way AfneNeahs Hgrht," h shouted. "If any mart doesn't ltfce, what 1 sky, I'm big enough t k' found anywhere he likes." ' , O'Neal was greeted with cheers'. r"Mk the trailer kiss the flag!" a reman shouted. . t "WOuH yo .-care to make 'a dot kiss that flag!" ahot back O'Neal. ' . The post reservation band from Ft, Thomas struck up the strains of "Dixie" ami tli tenseness waa relieved,' ' ? Pal Ice by that time had reached 'the disturber. They drxgged the offender out of the crewd, and Lieutenant Kfeut, with a detail, guarded tho man as he. was rashed to .an automeHle, talarwed by crlea f "JMra htm!"' "BtrliHt hha !', The man WM taken to Covlntftea polios headquarter aiid Jacked up. , - . tfimiM. of etroua JTMeent. ' The prisoner said be. waa Richard Schmidt, 23 year old. 412 East Seventeenth street, Covington, an employee of the Chesapeake and. Ohio Railroad. He said lie waa of Oermaa desceat. , Schmidt, police wer told, was a se lective service draft soldier until hi. redent dlscharg from Camp Taylor.! !xUlsvltle, Ky. Schmidt's -sister told police he wat not accountable at times for his actions. Schmidt will faea Judge kfanson lit Covington Police Court this morning. In the meantime' police and Federal agents are Investigating , his move ments. . The mass protest meeting was held under the auspices of the Citlaena' Pa triotic League, of Covington. Long before Commonwealth Attorney Stephens L. Biakely. Chairman of the gathering, mounted the improvised platform every avenue leading to the field was clogged with people, and lines of autemobnea -stretched for squares on every side of the stock yards. House tops ' and roofs of adjacent manufacturing vlanta were burdened Daniel! with onlookers. Thousands, unable to i nemr iw meeting, viewea me aeaa animals with moist ayes and expressions ofplty. ! Poisoning of the horses Is the only outstanding topic among Kentucky: people. And threats against tha guilty persons; If their Identities should be- I come known, are heard on all sides. When : i ' ' i . - Great Throng Visited Scene of Wholesale Poisoning rv "c(w vu yiuiuu i-,cauer5 ienounce w on as inat or nuns Tea thoMiana men., women and children Of Covington, Ky., yesterday afternoon 4rtloipated In a remarkable demohstra-tloa at patriatia protest against pro-Oef-inaa iitopagaada In Cavtngtoa a exem-VlUlad by th murder trf poisoning of Wo Government artillery horses Intended for aervlc is lYanc. ' .. . :, ' Tsil thousand other wer vaable to get aar th 1114 amtsMe the stockadaa af th Coviagten atoclc yards. KxtaMith And BuaaeU etreets, wherein Uy th carcasses t hundreds et animals and th steadily diminishing number of .survivor of th poison plot . Kentucky, fanner and stock raisers from Alexandria.- Independence. Wll-Uaautowa," and evefl a far ag Lexington, mingled with the crowd, their countenance dark ' with - thoughts of vengaanc as they beheld th work of German agent. J Outpouring- of Condemnation. ' Within sight of two Inclemrea heaped with dead American artillery horses, over who form floated th Star and Stripes from standards placed In their midst, a patTlotle outpouring of condemnation against ' pro-German propaganda took place. Mt was a funeral for th horse who died In behalf of their country, perhaps, but ' th Vineral services, too, war for those American boys In Franc who may die for those at home because toes same artillery horses who wer to support their defenses have been destroyed, v Intimation, too, that those gathered at the. spot were "holding funeral services in advance for th man who committed cnd UDOn t0T Evocation, which he . "Protest From Pulpit. , Covington ministers, preached about the crime frtm their pulpit yesterday morning. At any gathering place a band of men eould quickly be organized at h moment's notice into an avenging party. , Chairman Blskely did not mine words In saying what ha thought of th Hut who poisoned the horses. "How much longer are we going to tolerate these snakes In thle comnfunltyT" he said. "They are here timni usi th dead horses over there are mute evidence of their presence." Tha German butcher or Belgium la plying hla dirty, slimy work in Covington. Th time has come ror the rope! The Oerman and th Dro-dkrman bv their aeta are outlaws: It is un to ua to make them outlaws in law. He oolsons. he rapes, he murders., he Slavs and he ran In th dark, this fiendish coward: so let'a put him where he belongs out- siae or me pale or the law! How tnueh longer, dtlsens. are we eo- ing to allow this beast to run loos In our community this beast who walks like a man, reSd his German newspa pers talka w'th a German tonaue and plots with his rotten mind against our horses, our property and, without doubt, our women and ohlldrenT" - "Hang 'ml". "Burn 'em astvel" "we'll fix them!' cam from a hundred throats In the erowa. . . . Tha Chairman' continued: r ...... $ """Some . pro-German ' who ' walks the street of our fair community ha done this foul deed some resident Who leers and scoff at Us her to-day; some reel-' dent compared to whom a louse on an unclean body Is a respectable living thing la amoAg us today, ladies and gentlemen. " "It's up to you each and every one of you to find him. .''Sow W Know Itt" "fr have ben warned that there are traitor ta our midst now we know it! If I had my way, I would Intern every German In whose heart there I dlstoy alty that leaks through his dirty Up. "Every pro-German and traitor la our community I'd Intern over- there in that cattle pen,' where they canl drink the water' they gave to those noble dead animals. "They'd all star there until they 'coughed up' th brut who did that de spicable deed, ot until they all turned up their toe and rotted. "Every man, woman and child present here to-day has a duty to perform. I want each and every one of you to hunt down those pro-Germans and traitor in our midst and report them. Let's list them and watch them and despise them. Don't trade with them don't patronise them in any manner, for to do so Is almost equal 'to disloyalty. It I disloyalty of th heart If you do not know what you are doing." Rev. B. A. Harding, of Latonla, was II " .SKZV ' : rf, II ; irtind me. That'a my own sentiment, but J possession by desslcatlng -companies. Tho m th deed" was given by Attorney John B. O'Neal, of Covingtoa. Emotion of th throng had. been aroused to a high pitch of patriotic fer-ver when an Interruption from a man in th crowd nearly brought about hla funeral with lynch law as th agent . Trad Boycott Advocated. Constant outbursts of cheering had greeted th speaker a he advocated the c trad boycott of Covington' merchants .. who showed any Indication of being ' pro-German. . ' Ten thousand hand shot Into the "-air and hat waved as Rev. I. Cochrane .Hunt, of th Madlson-avenu Presbyter- Ian Church, asked for evidence of those . 4a favor of sending a memorial to Con- This memorial to Congress from th mase meeting called 'upon th eongres-. . alonal lawmaker to enact a law Interning very alien cltlsen within th borders of tb United Btate and making more stringent the law governing all seditious and trvltorou act. Attorney O'Neal followed again with an appeal to Covington dtlsens ta spend ..their money with true Americans. ''When you glv your dollar In trad to - an American you support Americans!" he , cried. "Don't feed your money to traitors! W know th Hun Is at work within our portals. When you glv a dollar ' to a German sympathiser or traitor to this country, you take a dollar away from America!" ' 1 did In a prayer for "guidance from on High to fiad 'the . traitors . in our midst" U Rev. I. Cochran Hunt was th next speaker, Covington, was the next speaker. "Those poor beasts lying over there dead, silent and . still, are far more noble than the beast who poisoned them," said Dr. Hunt "We have been warned that the pro-Germans are among us. with their vtle plottlngs. Yonder, friends go look at them Is all ' .the evidence you needl That evidence sh)4ld qulckenythe American blood, ne.-ve th heart and steel the arm to hunt them down yes, like dogs, if you please. "Do you realise, friends, that the traitors wba are loose among us may now be plotting to poison our women I can't express It and still hold my Job.' "We are dlggiug trenches in Flanders. The time has come to dig trenches here In Covington-to hide" away the 'traitors and despicable cowards who woo Id do deeda like this." With burning words'-Attorney John B. O'Neal flayed the pro-German sympa thiser in Covington. -"There may be some foul, loathsome pro-German here at this meeting, who will scoff at us for. holding a horse tui neral, e said. "Perhaps It la a horse funeral, but every poor beast lying out there, murdered, is worth the lives of 10,000 Huns. To be exact we are not holding a horse, funeral, but a funeral little In advance for, the men who did this thing and for those who sympathise with th act. "W are holding service for the brave men at the front who may die for you because these horses that support our defenses could not bring artillery Into action in time. "These dumb brute should be classtfled differently from those brutes which we call by name German. The aame power that destroyed these animal' would pols on your wives and children. There la a slimy reptile in our midst preaching peace. Examine his pocket and see If he has a German bribe.- Shut off his circu lation at the neck. It la time to fight Beek out the German sympathiser, if ybu can't glv your Urn to flght your money. Buy liberty bonds. Boy cott the tradesman who la a German sympathiser." Rev. H. W. Hag'.n. offering prayer, said: "This is a dreadful conflict be tween arrogance and Justice; between mad autocracy and free democracy; be tween paganism and its instinct of th lungl and Christianity.' Speeches were interspersed with music by th Ft Thomas Army Post Band and the Latonla Rifles' Band. The Latonla Rifles acted aa a guard of honor at th services. Sergeant Louis Gabel, In charge of the Canadian and British recruiting station In th Traction Building, and BanTCoyle, of the Thirty-fifth Canadian Battalion, Expeditionary Forces, recounted to the throng om of their experiences with the Hun. Both were wounded during battle In France. They made appeals to British and Canadian subjects In Ohio and Kentucky to enlist voluntarily, as In 60 day they will be subject to draft In the American- army. United State Government retains ah In terest. In (he hides.- , MRS, ALICE J. OlVsONNAMED For of Branded at More Propaganda. Positive denial wa given by veterin- adans yesterday to a report circulated that tha Government horses might have foundered ..themselves by overindulgence in water upon their arrival In Covington after an enforced abstinence of 48 hours during their trip from Camp Grant, Rock, ford, llL The report was branded "Ger man propaganda." Votarlnnrlan. In VMt lldtlnff the caae of , th artillery horses say there Were com " '"'"'T"' , tive evidence of poison, the nature of commit every other wiiked, and evil ,hl,h vh.v h.v. . un.b.e ,to doUr. deed that only a German and the Devil j himself can Invent and execute with hellish delightT Do you think that tha Germans, who rape . women, ravlah children nd invade peaceful bomes. would stop or hesitate to do such a deed her in Covington?.' "Eternally Stamp Them Out!" "Let u hunt these beasts among us and eternally stamp them out. ' "I want all present who favor this to raise their right hands." Apparently all. present including children, raised their hands with shouts of added approval. . "Hold up both .hands, men." said a stenatorian vole from behind the mine, Beventy more of the animal. died yesterday, making a total of approximately fiUO horses dead. Veterinary surgeons have no hope of saving the remainder of the 720 animals. v . ' The analysis of parts of the stomacfis of the horse and samples of water and forage given them Thursday night Is being continued by Dr. R. B. Blume, Chief Food Inspector, at the "Cincinnati Health Department laboratories. . The- analysis has not progressed far enongh to determine what caused deaths of the horses. ' "Testa have shown that the deaths were not due to a disease germ," said Dr. Blume last night. "The analysis is not far anouah advanced for m to glv an speaker's stand, and up went both arms , opinion aa to tha nature of tha poison." all over the crowd I A BumDer ot Kentucky horsemen yea- Rev. Henry H. Webb, pastor of th erdliy dv'5r!ulfif ",fJi".?l4 First Christian Church, Covington, been mixed with both food and water. Continued death of animals, which on . m T . V , .C"T r"ed "' crowd to a high pitch of Tpparn ly wer T in gW healthi trident voice from th crowd In front enthusiasm when h declared he had t. iu .hot .n.wi .. plies of the poison might have Men ad- ' of the lumber pile used a an hnpro- no words In bis vocabulary fit to de vised speaker' rostrum. ; scribe "the beastly German degenerates Crowd Instantly la Uproar. . . It was like "touching a match to a powder train. The crowd Instantly was in an--uproar. , "iiynch him!' "tjlng up the traitor!" -came from hundreds of throats. -: Men massed ln front of th atand Urged back, and forth. Those nearest the Individual who in- and pro-Germans In ous midst' "Only yesterday." said the speaker, "1 waa stopped on the street by a friend, and, while w were talking, another man came up and my friend asked him what he thought of the pro-Germana who poisoned those horses. He promptly replied: 'If Kcould get the I'd shoot him llks a dog!' ministered. This I discounted, however, by Vetera Inaiians, who ara constantly In attendance upon the horses, A strict quarantine ia being maintained at the Covington stock yards, and the remaining animals are being carefully watched by a detail of soldier from Ft Thomas. Special Agent'Calyln 8. Weakley, of the Department of Justice, and his asslst- Hy friend remonstrated, advising tha' ants remained at the Covington stack speaker that he waa talking In the pros- yards alt day yesterday, continuing In-ence of a minister of. th Gospel. I vestlgatlona. promptly. gok up, saying: 'Ob, doa't Carcass of tho horse ar being taken -- - - . 1 i . - , Third Term a President Teacher' Association. " At a meeting of the Women Teachers' Association MVs. Alice J. Gibson was., renominated-, for a President., and will be honured with a third term, as there is no opposition. The election will beheld next month. Other nominees 1 were: First Vice President alls Rlsa' Raschlg and Miss May Hoban; Second Vice President Kdna Scillard and Edna Fagin; Record Ing Secretary, Effle Arly and Cora Ayers; Corresponding Secretary,- Salll Webb and Fannie Crugar; Assistant Corresponding Secretary, Ida Saunders and Nellie Kelley; Treasurer, Cora Ro maine and Alice L. Mulholland; Dlrec tors, five to be elected from the ten nominated, Bessie Tuckey, Josle Mln ten. Lulu Anschuts, Nora Kruckemeyer. uiims Daun, Nora Aldman, Lucy De mar, Margaret 'Tracy, Helen Algaler and Nora Boeblnger. OUTRAGES Of Germans on Norway TASTE Of Their Own Medicine Spreads Panic in Germany When British Make Air Raids Attacks Total 23 in Month. Geneva, Thursday, March 14. Re ports reaching her from Germany ay that pantos have . been brought about by the British aerial attacks on Ger man towns. '-' At Coblents, according to a Basel dis patch, there were several outbreak of fire In the southern portion of the town and a munition factory was blown up. The railway atation at Frt bourg again was badly damaged. Swiss travelers report that In, the principal Rhine cities many' hjouses and apartments are vaoant numbers of person moving to Central Germany and Swltserland. They tay opinion Is growing against continuation of Ger man air raids. Amsterdam. March 14. A Berlin dis patch say, that in February Entente aviator made. iJ- attacks oq German tcw'ns. Treves waa raided three times, and Baarorucken. Mannheim and-Plr-maaen one each. While no military damage- wa caused, the dispatch says, a considerable amount of damage was done to houses ' and other private property. Twelve persons were killed and SO In jured, If ot them severely, One biplane fell into the hands, of the Germans. The other attacks were directed against Industrial districts In Lorraine. Luxemburg, 6aar and Moselle. They are said to have caused no Interrup tion of work, the raiding plane In a majority of caaea having been, prevented by th - anti-aircraft ' guns reaching th objectives. fS. W. E. QAEEISONDEAD. . Robert R. Gano, 12 Howell avenue. Clifton, a relative, learned yesterday of th deVth of Mrs. Walter ,R. Garrison at her horn In New York City. Mrs. Garrison, a daughter - of Howell Gano, waa born In Cincinnati years- ato. Bb had been - a resident of New York many years. Mrs. uarruona nnsDana died a few years- ago. A daughter. Miss CbarloUet survive Mrs, Oerriaoa. May Be Avenged By Helping Ameri ca Bnild Ships, Lxplorer Tells Scandinavians. New Yon;, March 17. A call to Scandinavians, particularly to the men of Norway, to rally around the flag of the United States was made here today by Captain Roald Amundsen, dis coverer of the South Pole, who spoke at a patriotic mass meeting' in his honor. Captain Amundsen told the Scandl navlans that the murder by Germany of Norwegian aallofs was a contemptl ble and tragic disregard of Norway's neutrality, and that they could best avenge It by employing their skill and knowledge of shipbuilding In the oon struotlon of ships for this country. The first thing to be done, he said, was to overthrow the submarine edterprlze,of the Germane, which could only be ac compllshed by building ships. "We do not went this Oerman kui- tur In our countries," said Captain Amundsen. "If you have the word in your language I would advise you to kill it out. for German kultUr' has come to be known the world over as a syponym cf brutality. "1 can upon you to no your Die iou can build ahlpa and you can aall ship Let no dissension come among you Scandinavians. Show th proud blood that Is In you and do your part In win ning the victory for mankind." Senator Knute Nelson, of Minnesota. who was born In Norway, said that his heart had been In the war long before the Unlttd States entered it "Germany has been making bombs here," ald Senator Nelson, "to blow up our ships. She has been burning oitr property right her at home, and lately has been trying to create a longshore men's strike among us Scandinavian people who came here to enjoy the hos pitality and freedom of this country. Vindicate the Insults nd avenge the murder of your fellow countrymen whom the Germans killed in lifeboats, COST OF CONSTRUCTION Of Cantonment at Chlllloothe .Wa Cloa To Ten Hill Ions.' arscuL DiUAToa to Tun ssetnasa. Washington, D. C March 17. It coat the United states uovernmem ss.sxu. 071 to construct the national army can tonment at Chllllcolhe. The contractors' fee for construction was'IIiO.000. which was 10 per cent of the total cost The cost per capita of constructing the Chllllcothe cantonment, baaed on a personnel of ' Il.tOI quartered there, ras 20 07. Tha cantonment at Camp Lewi. Wash., was constructed at a lower cost per capita than any other cantonment In the country. Tbe cantonment at Ayer, Mass., was the most expensive. " The difference ranged from 9158 II per capita at Camp Lewis to 1275 (4 per capita at Ayer, The cost of constructing th national guard camp at Montgomery. Ala., Camp Sheridan, waa H.llJ.ll. or 1470 per capita. Th contractors- ree was sizi.vss, or 7 percent of th total cost The national guard camp at Green ville. S. C, Camp sevjer, was constructed at a per capita cost of $11 12, and Camp Greene, Charlotte, W. C, cost $117 7$ per capita, which was the high water mark of cost of these cam pa All of theae fact ar set forth in the testimony of General Isaac W. Llttell, Chief Constructing Quartermaster be fore the Houae Committee on Appro priations, Just mad public J . GRAIN EXCHANGE Is Suggested By the Originator of the "War Market.", Columbus. Ohio, March 17. Clark C. Doughty, former Franklin County Liquor License Conlmlssioner, has sent telegrams to President Wilsoq . and Food Administrator Hoover, urging them to Inaugurate a nation-wide mar ket exchange, or "grain swap," where by farmers who have an abundance of one certain grain or seed can bring It to an exchange and there -either sell their product or exchange It for a seed which they need. Mr. Doughty has sent invitations to farmer in counties surrounding Columbus to meet here next Saturday and arrange for trades or sales. He believes this will relieve the seed shortage and would be a help to every agricultural community. Mr. Doughty la the originator of the "war market" which worked to a large degree of success last summer. Under this plan the farmer brought hie produce to the city and sold direct to the consumer. ',y' PLAYWRIGHT Dies in Auto Accident. Harry Jame's Smith Had Proved To Be Valuable Aid To the Red Cross. to New Tork. Mareh 17Harry Smith, regarded by the American Red Cross as the foremost American authority on sphagnum, a moss used by entente and American medical corps in the war sones as a subsjNtyte for cotton In surgical dressings, was killed to- - ... ... day In an automobile accident near New Westminster,' British Columbia. He was In Rod Cross service. In Mr. Smith waa widely known aa an author and as the writer of several , ... -i.... tt k.j SUCCCVBIUl . . " " ' "!.. t iii.rnrv work since 106. Dart of the on time as an assistant eonor oi me i-1 lantlc Monthly. New of Mr. Smith's death was re ceived by Major John A. Hartwell, Med ical Reserve. V. S. A., who is the Red Cron national adviser on surgical dressing, from Prof. X W. Hoson, of to-day In To the University of Waahthgton, at Seat tie, associated with the Northweatern division of the 'Red Cross. On behalf off the Red Cross Mr. Smith went to Canada at hla own expense about a year ago to make a study of the sphagnum supply. In this work he 1 co-operated with Prof. Porter, of McGllI unrversiiy, neaa o. iu. arpnag- num Commission of Canada. Return- " In. to th United States, be donated tn w ,.r of th moss to th Red CroM .hen went to the Canadian North- 0 . . i.i ...m connected with at west on a mission again connecioa wun the moss " 1 Major Hartwell said to-day that Mr. 1 n a, . Smith was tb only authority In th :. United State onl the various ;jvarletlea 14 of this growth which are needed for of iurglcsl dressing. - Mr. Smith's , home TP j in i cernn, Conn. He was born In . Nw prltaln. Con:. My. ISIO. wa. 'iraduat.d Williams College In 10 received from "liuania voiiege m ' receivii A. M. degrw from Harvara two year laterrand wa an lntrucHor at WU' era . . -i - - namiena it ussrua, -: . w

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  2. 18 Mar 1918, Mon,
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