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Complete Wire Reports of UNITED ?EESS The Greatest World-Wide News Service . ' . - r CLOSING STOCKS FINAL me re THREE CENTS FORTY PAGES TTEATHER FORECAST. Fair and continued warm. PITTSBURGH, PA., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1928 , GREATEST CIRCCI.ATION Daily and Sunday. PJ1 UVUU UVI u p LL il IV IV (C iy VUiiL j StRIPPs HOWAP pi nn tp wrrnMTn DIE EN KILL TALIAN PAI IN SEWICKLEY Pistols Bark Here As Three Other Cities Await New Outbreaks. FEUDISTS BLAMED One Victim Prominent.Lead-er Among Countrymen of Borough. Gang warfare, rampant throughout the country, has broken out in the Pittsburgh district. While three other cities New York, Philadelphia and Chicago watched anxiously as the bodies of lain gangsters were borne to the grave, awaiting the next outbreak of underworld feuds, the bullet-riddled bodies of two Italians, believed to be the victims of gang gunmen, were j found today on a farm in Sewickley j Heights. One of the victims, Tony Curcio, aged 42, was the reputed wealthy leader of the Italian colony in Se-tvickley and a political power among his neighbors. Nick Barolotto of Sewickley j Heights was the other victim. His body was lying near that of Curcio. OTHERS KILLED. In Chicago flowers were being piled high on the bier of Tony Lom-bardo, most prominent of the Mafia chieftains to be slain recently in the intercity war. In New York two men were shot down just before dawn and a companion was wounded as four gunmen slipped up behind them and emptied pistols into their backs. In Philadelphia Aelio Scaramo Is dead after an encounter with Patsy Levou. Levou opened fire with a pumpgun as Scaramo approached him. In Sewickley, after the word hadj pread that Curcio and Bartolotto had been killed, crowds collected and there were murmurings as the death of the leader was discussed. Curcio was president of the Sewickley Sons of Italy. FOUND IN DOORWAY. Thomas Perry and Angelo Mauro, of Sewickley. found the body of Curcio, lying in the doorway of his farmhouse, when they went to the farm to deliver provisions. They notified R. D. Ritchey, an undertaker of Sewickley, who went to the scene and found the body of Bartolotto In the basement. County Detectives were notified and W. O. Alexander, Michael Ford and John Geisler were assigned to the esse Bartlotto's hands and legs were bound with rope. According to the detectives, he apparently was forced to surrender to the slayers, who, it Its believed, were in search of Curcio. The detectives believe Bartlotto was ordered to stand up and was then shot down. Three empty shells were found beside his body. His face was bruised and lacerated, indicating, detectives say, that such must have been the procedure. SOUGHT CURCIO. BELIEF. The detectives are of the opinion that the slayers went to the farm with, the purpose or slaying t-urcio who was a "marked man," and find- ire him absent, shot and killed Bar tolotto. fearing their identity. he would disclose The slayers apparently shot Bar tolotto Sunday and then remained in the farmhous waiting for Curcio. Curcio went to his farm yesterday nd failed to return. Curcio's body was riddled with Aiits from shotgun shells. From the nosition of his body, it is evi dent he was shot as he opened the door to enter his home. flTRCIO FEARED ENEMIES "I suppose some day they'll get me," Curcio told . friends recently, following two attempts upon nis me. He formerly conducted a restaurant in walnut St.. sewicKiey. ana more than a year ago. while alone in the place, a shot was nrea as rum ! through a window from the street, police say. The bullet went wild. A short time later Curcio was en route to his home in Bank st.when in. was fired upon. He dropped to the-sxound, and when the firing ceased made his way home. Curcio was president of the Sons of Italy 'lodge in Sewickley and an active political worker. He was also a member of the Elks. Charles Isabella of Sewickley was 'killed while sitting in Curcio's restaurant about Ave years ago, police records show. Accident Victim Dies. Valdo Caponecchi. sged 12, of R. F D No 2, Coraopolis. died in the Sewickley Valley hospital today ' from a fractured skull. He was in-- lured yesterday when a bicycle, he . rirtmff was struck by an auto- gunn bye on the Coraopolis-Imperial rd. EADS TO TODAY Is Page. Pittsburgh Day by Day 2 ! Simms Dry Law Problem 2 5 Chicago's Gang Quiz 9 ; Editorials 10 Radio 16 White Butterflies 19 Heywood Broun 21 Press Child Contest 21 J New Saint and Sinner ........ 22 Women's Features 22-24 I Finance 28-30 j Sports , 31-33 The Tinymrtes 37 i The Singing Fool 40 CLASS 8 FLYERS LEAVEEL PASO Pittsburgh Entry Delayed by Engine Trouble. Bv The United Press. El Paso, Tex., Sept. 11. R. J. Mer-ritt, New Castle, Pa., and Whiting Whitall. Worcester, Mass., Class B flyers who spent last night at Pecos. Tex., arrived here shortly after 7:30 a. m. today. Both flyers took oft shortly after leaders of the Class B race who left here at 6 a. m., continuing their fiight to Los Angeles. Merritt was using a Ryan monoplane and Whitall a Fairchild monoplane. Ed Schulty, of Pittsburgh, accompanied by W. R. Yahner, aviation editor of The Pittsburgh Press, was forced to return to El Paso because of . an improperly adjusted carburetor plug after going four miles. This was adjudged no fault of the flyers or the plane and a new starting time was granted by Referee Stacey Hinkie, and they resumed they flight after the difficulty was ironed out. E. E. Ballough. Chicago, led the Class B flyers in yesterday's lap from Oklahoma City, although John Livingstone of Monmouth, 111., in finishing second retained the lead in elapsed flying time. Ballough landed at 12:55 p. m. and Livingstone followed at 1:28. Ballough was flying a Laird plane and Livingstone piloted his Waco open biplane. John Wood, Wausau, Wis., in a Waco, arrived third at 1:50. Charles W. Meyers, Troy, O., also in a Waco, was fourth at 1:58. R. W. Cantwell, Duncan, Okla., flying a Lockheed Vega cabin mono plane, was first of the Class C en tries to arrive. He landed at 2:12. Mines Field, Los Angeles, Sept. 11. One of the greatest air pro grams in the history of the United States continued today, awaiting arrival of three sets of airplane racers. Already the Class A race has fin ished, with Earl Rowland, the Wichita, Kan., pilot of a Cessna monoplane, apparently the winner. He arrived yesterday ahead of his class, and it was estimated he had made the flight from New York in 22 running hours. Official placings will be made known today. Meanwhile, the racers of Class B and Class C are at El Paso, ready for the final stages of their flight, while the racers of the non-classified group, who will make non-stop flights from Roosevelt field to Los Angeles, awaited on Long Island for the starting gun tomorrow. Rowland on the final Class A lap from San Diego to Los Angeles was several minutes ahead of Robert Dake. Pittsburgh, who flew an American Moth. LIKELY PRIZE WINNERS. Unofficial computations said probably the men who would share prizes in the Class A event were: Rowland. Dake. Tex Rankin, Portland, Ore., in a Waco 10. W. H. Emery, Bradford, Pa., in a Travelalr. Theodore Kenyon, Boston, In a Challenger. Twenty-two of the 37 planes that left Roosevelt Field last week finished. There was no serious accident on the journey across the continent. The only serious accident to mar the local program was when Lieut. J. J. Williams, army pilot, crashed while stunting and received, injuries which resulted in his death today. He had followed navy stunt flyers up but his machine was not equipped to feed gasoline while flying upside down and the craft toppled ovex at the top of a loop. CANADIANS RESUME. Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept 11. William Drury, of London. Ont., and Kennedy Wyte. of Hamilton, Ont, the two remaining contestants in the Windsor, Ont.. to Los Angeles international air derby, left Wood ward field for Los Angeles, at 8:21 and 9:18 a. m. respectively today. The two flyers spent the night at Rock Springs, Wyo.. and -stopped here only long enough to refuel Pepper Shows Pep. New York. Sept. 11. Manioula tion. a short crop and an urgent demand in Soviet Russia has threat ened to make pepper prices soar probably to 15 cents an ounce, double its present quotation, broker-said. GANG WARFARE PITTSBURGH WOMAN FACES PRISON TERM IN H QOIZ East End Witness Taken Into Court for Cefus-ing to Testify. GETS SECOND CHANCE Will Be Held in Contempt of Court, Federal Judge Warns. Rose S. Levine, of 717 Hastings st. faces a jail term for failure to answer questions directed to her as a witness in the federal grand jury rum probe. This was explained to her today by Federal Judge F. P. Schoonmaker after she had been haled before him for her reported defiant refusal to answer questions of the probers. Following the warning Judge Schoonmaker ordered her returned to the grand jury room. - At the time noon recess had been taken and it was announced that the woman would be again given a chance to testify when the jury re-reconvened. Judge Schoonmaker said he would hold her in contempt of court upon her further failure to testify. The first appearance of the woman in the grand jury quarters was yesterday when she made inquiries as to when she would be summoned. NAME HELD SECRET. Significance is attached to the testimony of the woman on account of the withholding of her identity until she had been called upon to testify. Her name, unlike those of others subpenaed, did not appear on the registration lists. It is said that she has information much desired by the government and that the refusal to divulge herjame sooner was the result of the government wanting to divert attention from her. Police Lieut. Paul Berman of the Carrick station was among the other witnesses summoned. Lieut Berman formerly was stationed in the Hill district. Witnesses are being examined by Assistant U. S. District Attorney Ralph H. Smith. DELVE INTO ACCOUNTS. More than 100 bank accounts are being delved into by the jury in its effort to get evidence which will aid in smashing the alleged politically controlled rum ring. There were scores of witnesses from the First ward among those waiting to be summoned by the probers. Indications are that more members' of the Pittsburgh police bureau will be indicted. Tentative plans call for the Grand Jury to complete its questioning of witnesses by Friday. SPANISH PLOT NIPPED Scheme to Overthrow Dic tator Foiled. Bv The United Press. Madrid. Spain, Sept. 11. Discov ery of a plot to overthrow the dic tatorship of Primo de Rivera, witn ramifications throughout Spain, was confirmed officially at noon today. The interior department admitted that orders of arrest were signed last midnight, after which Madrid police spent the remainder of the night arresting suspected leaders in the homes and carrying them to prison in taxi cabs. The number of arrests this after noon had reached 300. Premier Rivera arrived at noon from San Sebastian and went into conference with the minister of the interior, chief of police and chief of the civil guards. PHILADELPHIA SITUATION GOOD, ASSERTS D0RAN Enforcement Chief Declares Alcohol Sources Are Under Control. Hit The United Press. Washington, Sept. 11. Prohibition Commissioner Doran made it clear today he feels the alcohol situation in Philadelphia now Is the "best it has ever been." He also emphasizes that while federal dry officers in PhiladelDhia are instructed to give any possible aid in the racketeering investigation there, they have been advised that this inquiry is under county and not federal jurisdiction. Pointing out that grand jury revelations to date have covered alcohol diversions of about two years ago. Doran said today: "I think, without boasting, that the Philadelphia alcohol situation is the best it has ever been. Penn sylvania has a good state enforce ment act and control of the big sources of supply is in good mape. ATHLETICS-YANKEES The Sports Final edition of today's Pittsburgh Press will carry play by play detail smd box score of the game between the Athletics and the Yankees, playing in the Yankee stadium in New York city. The game starts at 3:30 p. m. The Pittsburgh Press Sports Extra will be on the streets immediately after the game. G. 0. P. EXTENDS LEAD IN MAINE Democrats Beaten by cisive Margin. De- By KENNETH G. CRAWFORD, United Press Staff Writer. Portland, Me., Sept. II. The Republican margin of victory -in Maine's "barometric" state election grew today to approximately 77,000 votes. With only 49 out of 633 election precincts missing, returns gave: For governor': William Tudor Gardiner, Republican, 144,108. . Edward C. Moran, Jr., Democrat, 66.228. For Senator: Senator Frederick Hale, Republican, 142,772. Herbert Holms, Democrat, 65,448, Although the Republicans polled the biggest majority in Maine's history, the total vote, which was expected to Dreak all records, fell far short of predictions. Based on the almost complete returns, it was estimated that the total vote would be between 220.000 and 225,000. compared with the 253,- 907 votes cast in the Brewster-Pat-tangall contest for governor in 1924. Republicans today were elated over their majority, which exceeded predictions. Party leaders feel that the G. O. P. showing in this state would have a decidedly important effect in the November election. 17 KILLED IN WRECK Paris-Budapest Express Hits Freight Train. By The United Press. Vienna, Sept. 11. Reports from Prague last night said 17 persons had been killed when the Paris-Budapest express collided with a freight train. A false signal was blamed for the accident. The trains were running at about 40 miles an hour near the railway station oi fcauz, near Lundenburg, At least 33 persons were injured. The Chechoslovakian minister of railways went to the scene in an airplane. Three cars were crumpled when the trains met head-on. Minister of Agriculture Argetoianu or Rumania, had a narrow es'-rne He left one of the wrecked coaches and went into the dining car a few minutes before the crash. The wreck was blamed on negli gence of a switchman, Fibich, who attempted to hang himself after the crash. His companions cut him down and he was arrested. PENN AVE. MERCHANT IS CLEARED IN KILLING Coroner's Jury Exonerates Man In Shooting of Nero. t ' Danieie Nicastro, of 2717 Penn ave., was exonerated by a coroner's jury today following an inquest into tne oeatn or Marshall Anthony. Ne gro, of 3013 Smallman St.. who was shot and killed in front of Nicastro's store, Aug. 25. Witnesses testified that Anthony entered Nicastros living apartment, where the family was eating dinner ana acted m a disorderly manner. An argument terminated in the shooting. The jury returned a ver diet of justifiable shooting. HEARING POSTPONED Death of Lawyer's Wife Delays Re sumption of Utilities Quiz. By The United Press. w asmngion, ssept. 11. The in itial fall hearing of the federal trade commission's utilities investigation set for Thursday, has been postponed to Sept. 18 because of the death of Mrs. John M. Healy," wife of the commission's chief counsel. SEAT BRINGS $410,000 Wall Street Exchange Place Sold at Record Price. By The United Press. New York. Sept. 11. Stock exchange seats went to a new record high price today when arrangements for a sale were announced at $410,000. The previous saie was at $375,000 and the previous high $398,000. NEW MINERS' UNION FORMED, NAMES CHIEFS nsurgents, Mobbed in City, Meet in Secret in East Pittsburgh:' SESSIONS ADJOURNED Delegates Leave As Citi zens' Demand Wins Clark's Permit For Assembly. Organization of the National Min ers' union was completed with the adoption of a constitution and the election of officers at a meeting in Workers' hall. East Pittsburgh, it was announced early today by leaders of the "save-the-union" group. The meeting at East Pittsburgh was adjourned at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon when deputy sheriffs arrived at the hall to enforce an order of Sheriff Braun that the meeting end at that hour. The convention had adjourned and the delegates had departed for their homes before the leaders of the new organization learned of the decision of Director of Public Safety Clark to allow sessions of the miners in Pittsburgh Tuesday. The meeting at Workers' hall began Sunday after a riot prevented the opening of the convention at Labor Lyceum, Miller st., and the East Pittsburgh sessions were continued in secret through the night and yesterday until the deputy sheriffs arrived. WATT NAMED PRESIDENT. A meeting of the new union's lead ers was held last night to consider the advisability of holding a session in Pittsburgh today as permitted by Director Clark, but it was decided to abandon the plan because so niany of the delegates had depart ed. The president of the new union is John J. Watt, a former officer of the United Mine Workers in the Illinois district, who attracted much Continued on Page 6. COUNTY OFFERS DAPPERREWARD $5,000 Sum Authorized by Board of Commissioners. The county commissioners offered a reward of $5,000 today for infor mation leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of Dr. Harry R. Dapper, Carrick physician, who was killed on Aug. 20 on Vie Lebanon Church rd. The resolution offering the reward was presented by County Commis sioner Charles C. McGovern, and seconded by Commissioner Joseph G. Armstrong. GARDNER SUMMONED. Before the resolution was adopted the commissioners summoned Dis trict Attorney Samuel H. Gardner to their meeting. Gardner described the crime as one of the most baf fling in his experience, and admitted that detectives had no definite clue. Questioned as to whether he thought a reward would help, the district attorney first declared that he didn't know whether it would, and then said: "Of course, it does stimulate people to help out." The reward is to be paid to "any person or persons not in the employ of the municipal police power of the countv." under the terms of the resolution. Since the crime has not bvn solved, the resolution pointed out, "the murder of Mr. Dapper may be later classed among the thousands of unsolved murders in Allegheny county." "It is time something ought to be done about this," Commissioner Armstrong said. A resolution by which the commis sioners indorsed the proposed state highway bond issue was adopted. It was Dresented by Commissioner Armstrong. This issue will come be fore the people at the November election, and, if affirmed, $50,000,000 will become avaable for state high way construction. WOMAN SLIGHTLY HURT AS CAR LEAVES TRACK Broken - Rail on Riverton Bridge Responsible for Mishap. A serious accident was narrowly averted last night when a street car cross in et the Riverton bridge, be tween Duquesne and Riverton. left the track and plowed into the guard rail. At the point where the derail ment occurred there is a drop of nearly 150 feet- According to officials of the Rail ways Co. the accident was caused by a broken rail. Mrs. Susan Sabo of Duquesne, suffered a bruised knee rhen she was thrown to the floor by the sudden stopping of the car. Her injury was dressed at the McKees port hospital and she later was re moved to her home. TOGETHER AT TRIAL Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Tyrrell Are Companions at Trial of Husband of One for Murder of Husband of Other. Have Been Friends for Years. Mrs. Hazel Clark (left) and Two women sat side by side in Criminal court today, one "of them the wife of Fayette J. Tyrrell, lawyer accused of murder, the other Mrs. Hazel Clark, wife of the man who was slain. What the commonwealth terms deliberate murder had not blasted the life-long friendship of these women. Mrs. Clark told , of her long as sociation with the Tyrrell family, the head of which is charged with killing her husband. 'No person could live with Clark," Mrs. Tyrrell added to the statements of the slain man's widow. "Hazel (Mrs. Clark) came to Mr. Tyrrell and myself when they were having trouble, and divorce proceedings were talked about after that meeting." the accused lawyer's wife added. ATTRACT ATTENTION. This strange union of these two women has aroused the attention of all those who crowd the court room to listen to the trial of Tyrrell. "This is a very unfortunate af fair, but it is no reason why our friendship should be interrupted," said Mrs: TyrrelL Then she continued. "I taught Hazel in Sunday school long before she knew Philip Clark. She was only 10 years old then. Hazel has been a friend of our family for many years. She was not employed as Mr. Tyrrell's stenographer as some of the reports say. Only once in a while, when I asked her, did she go to my husband's office to help with some of the work. "There is no particular reason why we should not pose for a pic W. F. SOSSONG DIES Former Carnegie Banker Succumbs in Hospital. Following a lingering illness, Wil liam F. Sossong, aged 63, former Carnegie banker, died yesterday in St. John's hospital. Sossong was convicted of embez zling over $100,000 . from the Car negie Ten-Cent Building & Loan as sociation, of which he was an offi cer. He was sentenced to three years in the county jail in March, 1926. Last October he was paroled for the balance of his term on account of ill health. Since gaining his freedom, Sos song has Oeen living with a son in St. Louis. A month ago he returned to this city and entered the hospital. ARMY TANK KILLS GIRL First Recorded Mishap of Its Kind Occurs in England. By The United Press. London, Sept. 11. An army tank ran over and killed a girl spectator during maneuvers near Camphill today. The accident, first of its kind ever recorded, occurred while the .Royal Tank battalion was returning from a rnimic battle. The tank emerged from behind a truck and crushed the girl while horrified spectators looked on. The girl was identified as Miss E. Smith, aged 19, of Haywards Heath. HOME IS RANSACKED Burglar Leaves Note Saying He Will Return Again. The burglar who last night forced an entrance to the home, of Mrs. John Haitian. 3310 Ruthven St., in the absence of the family, is one who hates to disappoint his clien tele. Mrs. Halkian'eturaed home and iouno ine place thoroughly ran sacked, although apparently nothing was stolen. "I'll be back some other time," read the . note which Mrs. Halkian found oh a table. Mrs. F. J. Tyrrell (right). ture," she said when asked for a photograph. "We have been together for years and a picture of us could have been taken at any time," Mrs. TjTrell added. Robert Clark, father of the slain man, was seated next to tne iwo women when court opened today. Mrs. Clark was quesjned .regarding his friendship for Tier. 'It has always been the same," she stated, "Philip's father and I are the best of friends. If he was sitting next to us, I was not aware of the fact." After they had posed for a pho tograph, the two women resumed thei.- seats in the courtroom and listened intently as the witnesses for the commonwealth were called in the prosecution. VON ELM TURNS IN CAROOF 152 Leading Aspirant for Jones' Crown Qualifies. By FRANK GETTY, United Press Sports Editor. Brae Burn Country Club, West Newtorn, Mass., Sept. 11. George von Elm, the blond Californian and former amateur champion, who is regarded as the most dangerous contender for Bobby Jones' title, played badly today during his second qualifying round at Brae Burn, but his aggregate of 152 for 36 holes, put him safely within the select circle of qualifiers in the national cham pionship. Three sixes' marred a round m which Von Elm not only hacLto fight a lot of trouble getting up to the greens; but during which the title holder of 1926 putted his worst. The Californian had four three putt greens on the inside nine, after missing a number 01 putts on the outward half. George was out in 38 and home in 41. Von Elm's card: Out ..... 4 4 5 5 6 3 5 3 338 In 54266554 44179 JONES LATE STARTER. Bobby Jones was among the last to start. He declared the course the best and hardest, as well as fairest test of golf. Watts Gunn, of At lanta, was among the probable qualifiers with 155. Roland Macken zie had a score of 172. Fred J. Wright, Jr., of Albemarle, finished with 154. The first of the field to turn in a card which put him in the class of probable qualifiers for Wednesday's match play was George Dun-lap, of Maplewood, N. H.. who added an 81 to his 75 of yesterday for an aggregate of 156, close to the danger line, but apparently on the safe side. OTHERS FINISH. Second round scores and aggre gates were: Harold V. Kaler, Woodland, 43-40 83-87 150. Silas M. Newton, Siwaney, 42-41- 83-85168. John G. Jones, Deal, N. J, 40-42 82-86168. George T. Dunlap, Jr., Maplewood, N. 39-42-81-75 156. James J. Conroy, Albemarle, 44 40-84-86170. Arthur B. Sweet, Ridgemoor, 40- 43-83-79162. Dwight L. Armstrong, Lancaster, Pa., 38-40-78-86164. Joseph Lynch, Albemarle, 44-40 84-80164. Elmer L. Ward, Norfolk, Mass, 42-39-81-88169. , D. J. Armstrong, Aurora, HL, 39 41-80-73153. ' William CVFownes, Jr, Oakmont, Pa, 41.38-81-84165. PASTOR SAYS HIS LIFE WAS THREATENED Rev. J. D. Waters Testifies Lawyer Brandished Gun in Church. DESCRIBES SLAYING "I'm. .Going to Clean Up," Minister Says Defendant Told Him. Rev. J. D. Waters, pastor of the First Christian church, of Munhall, was grilled today as the "star" witness of the prosecution during the trial of Fayette J. Tyrrell, church elder and lawyer, charged with the killing of Philip Clark. The minister is the head of the little parish church in which Clark was slain Sunday morning. May 13. Rev. Waters vividly described the circumstances that lead up to the killing, although he was not a witness to the fatal shots. "I went to church that Sunday morning about 20 minutes to 10," he said. "As I went up the aisle I saw Mr. Clark talking tp another man in the rear of the church," he continued. Then he testified: "I went into the study and there met Thomas Thompson, presiding elder of the church. I left in a little while and started again - to the rear of the church to talk to Clark. I was stopped as "if by an unseen force and never reached there." THREATENED PASTOR. Attorney William H. Coleman, chief of the defense counsef took exception to the phrase "unseen force" and it was ordered stricken from the testimony. The witness proceeded, "Then I went back to the study and talked to Mr. Thompson. He called Tyrrell from the organ room and Thompson said to him that Clark had agreed not to make a report at the services that morning, if Thompson would call a meeting of the elders immediately after to hear the charges Clark proposed to make against Tyrrell. "Tyrrell then took a gun from his1 pocket," the minister said. "This is my answer to the whole thing I am going to clean up this morning. I am going to start with, Clark and then you," the pastor says Tyrrell dramatically stated. Rev. Waters explained that Tyrrell had accused him of being "two-faced" in the matter. "Human endurance has come to an end," the minister said Tyrrell stated. "I can't stand this any longer my wife is out there prostrated," Tyrrell continued, the wit-, ness said. Tyrrell's wife was not in the church that morning, according to the investigation. Then Rev. Waters said he stated to Tyrrell, "I have done everything I possibly can I will go out and get Clark away." PARISIIONERS FLEE CHURCH. The preacher said Tyrrell blocked his exit from the study. ' Elder Thompson was there and remonstrated with Tyrrell by telling him he had accused the pastor wrongfully, the witness asserted. Rev. Waters said that he then went to the basement of the church, where he took off his frock coat and sent his son up to the first pew where he had left his other coat. In a few minutes Rev. Waters said he left the basement and went to the street, where he saw people fleeing from the church and shouting for police. He then went to a nearby garage where he personally called the Mun hall police and summoned them to the church, he said. Rev. Waters was shown the gun with which the killing was done and said it looked like the gun Tyrrell 1 Continued on Page 2. TWO DIE IN CRASHES Girl Killed in Sharpsburg, Man in Mt. Lebanon. A girl and a man were Wiled in automobile accidents last night and early today, according to police and coroner's reports. Two men injured in accidents are in hospitals, where their conditions are said to be serious. Elva Masters, aged 19, of South Fork, Pa., was killed shortly after midnight when an automobile in which she was riding, driven by her cousin, Walter Masters, aged 22, of 7144 Reynolds st., struck a pole at the north end cf the Sharpsburg bridge. Masters was taken to the Pittsburgh hospitaL When a truck he was driving crashed into a barn near a curve in the Washington rd., Mt. Lebanon, Burton H. Koontz, aged 60, of Wes-terville, O., was killed. Barak M. Yarnelli, aged 45, of Westerville, O., a passenger on the truck, suffered a fractured left shoulder and lacerations. He is in the Mercy hospital. The truck, owned , by the Pennsylvania & Ohio Motors Co., was en route to Pittsburgh from 'Wester ville

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