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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, February 19, 1918
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Dail int Conneflsville's Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 6,533 'OL. 16, NO. 85. CONNELLSVTLLE, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, 1918. KIGHT PAGES. USURIOUS GAS AND TANKS TO ANNIHILATE ALLIED LINB HINDENBERG TELLS TROOPS 1 Be tfotfajng left of Foe iVhen Infantry. Arrlres on the Scene. ARE SKEPTICAL ' D» }l«t Take to Slowing iFictv* tteated by the field Xankal and .Hew .The? Are to be Xadt the Fodder »i Old ·FAK3CEBS KJTfliGE'D 15 FETAL EFFORTS AT COBK HAKTEST. . : THe correspondent of The Courier at Flatwoods says that the farmers? out that' way are engaged in husking corn! Owing to the onset of cold weather last fall it became necessary to halt the corn harvest. Up to last week there bad been no opportunity to resume the work. Corn and fodder are reported to be In poor condition as a result. Farmers in .other localities aro also putting the finishing touch to the corn harvest. By Associated Press. tITISH ARMY HEADQUARTERS ·RANGE, Feb. IS.--The great Ger- offensive, on the Western front be expected to begin, at any mo: now and as far as the British '. is concerned the main thrust will jade in the sector between Arras St. Quentin. nks and a "new mysterious gas" be employed by the enemy in the ift to break through the allied . ' The fact has become .known igh captured German prisoners from information gleaned in · ways. .·Id. Marshal Von Hindenborg and ral'Von Londendortt appear t o j realized that the old method of k jn which a long bombardment iployed is toofwell known to pro- the results desired. According- e German troops are being told surprise attacks snch as were| off - According to the correspondent in Oalicia last summer at Kigai **"*' of a e Politiken ot Copenhagen, jgain on the Isonzo front are to Nicholai Lenine and Leon Trotzky are ·ied against the allies on thej s a i d to bave escaped to Riga. *ra front, ch stress has been laid on the that tanks and new'gas are to ted. leaving to the infantry little but walk through the gas and i l ·lida.!e the positions captured. I isls ana - was cmurman ot an troops have been trained, to Uvet constituent assembly, long approach marches and i e ^ BOLSHEVIH OUSTED* LENINE AND TROTZKY FLEE. LONDON REPORT UoeouBnml Xnntr of Upheaval ii the Kiasiu Capitol tomes From Finlaad. By Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 19.--Rumors are "SWEEPS EAR," LANDMARK/IS PREY OF FIRE Former Hotel at Vanderbilt, Used Parttjr as Store, Entirely Destroyed. BLIND TENANT LOSES ALL Members of Family Compelled to Flee in Jfiorht Clothing; Cause of Blaze Jfot Determined; Structure Eroct- ei by James Dolan 30 Tears Ago. overthrown by the Social Revolution-! ' ists" under the leadership of Tcher- off. {to storm enemy positions after rt gas shsll bombardment The' an infantry will rely on -wtlgnt anbers. masses of machine guns mobile batteries to finish the work i by the tanks and the gas. · 'rd has been passed out by the an high command that few of the troops will survive the effects .?.tanks, the gas and the bombard- 3 and that fresh German in- V wilT'-speedily overcome any ance offered in captured posi-, Despite these assurances and otensive training to which 'they been put the German troops are ly skeptical and are undertaking task enthusiasm. They hey are going to'be thrown into ! to be used as cannon fodder o not relish the prospect. . Vasa is in -Finland on tbe only railway between Petrograd and Toroa on the Swedish frontier! M. Tchemoff is the leader of. the Social Revolution- he short- He serv- I ed as minister of agriculture in tae Kcrensky government last July and !BAJ, KAlEDUfE COMMITS IIHCIDE AT HEADQUARTERS. TROT-UAB, Feb. 19.--General lines, hetman of the Don Cos,' committed suicide, at the^ headers of the Don Cossacks during sion of the Cossack government, i he attended. The government id to'.reslgni- and transfer its : to "th«! local workmen and sol- council. After the' decision ·al Kaledines went to an adjoin- 3om. and shot himself. General ·41 .XavaroiT, who succeeded ines as leader, ordered the im- .te mobilization and arming of all cks to go against the Bolshevik!. August When the constituent assembly met in Petrograd in January Tchernoff was elected chairman over the Bblshe- viki candidate. The next day the assembly was broken up by force by the Bolsheviki and. it was reported that the Bolsheviki Echernoff. intended to arrest ESCHEAT LAW ATTACKED Constitntionatitj: of Measure is Culled Into QnestioB. HARRISBURG-, Feb! 19.--Questions affecting the constitutionality : of tb.e Pennsylvania escheat laws, passed to enable the state to secure many thousands of dollars' worth of alleged unclaimed deposits in. banks, were submitted to the Dauphin, county court yesterday, a re-argument having been held after the original case .was returned by, the Supreme Court. The contention was made that the act violates the law of contracts and is against the federal constitutional provision forbidding taking of property without due process of law. A landmark at Vanterbilt, once known as the "Sheep's Ear," and occupied for several years as a hotel by the late James Dolan, went up in flames last night, together with the contents of. a portion of the building used as a store operated by a blind man named Morrison, "who at the time was not at home. The first started in the basement according lo Mrs. Morrison who "was in the building alone last night with her 10-months-old baby. What caused the blaze is not known. The fire had gained good headway when Mrs. Morrison awakened with her room filled with smoke.- She was nearly suffocated and taking her baby she ran i into the street and called to the neigh- The fire was burning fiercely when the two chemical 1 trucks of the Vao- derbilt fire department arrived on the scene. It was impossible to save the old hotel structure and the efforts of the firmen were devoted to keeping the flames away from tlie adjoining buildings. The hotel burned^ entirely to the ground. Not »n article of clothing was saved and all the furniture of the family was burned. Mr. Morrison had gone to Pittsburg yesterday to make some purchases lor the store. He is blind and his wi/e runs the store. The remainder of the building, aside from that occupied by the Morrisons was vacant. The heat from the Ere cr'acked and broke windows in the adjoining buildings and.scorched the woodwork on a garage across the street. The cable of the Bell Telephone company was burned off and Vanderbilt was without phone service today. The telegraph pole caught fire ,ind it was necessary to have, the West Peun company turn off the current. The Morrison family 13 at present staying at tbe home of Jerry Ritenour. The "Sheep's Ear" was erected 30 years ago. It has not been used as a hotel for a quarter of a century. CONTROL HOTEL FOOD opowtl S'ew function ol Presi- d«i "Wilson. · B/ Associated Press. SHINGTON, Feb. 19.--By tBe ;ions of the food- conservation jmpleted .by the House Agricul- Jomroittee yesterday, the Pres- would be vested with r authority itrol the manufacture and distort of food stuffs and of hotels, irants and all public eating 3. ', · d Administrator Hpover^said it ict desired to attempt 'general ing, but that'rigid control of eating-houses was necessary id waste and .alst to stimulate ·vatlon in the home, many wives having complained -of in. hotels and restaurants.' sewives anfl farmers are not at- by the measure. «RY SUCCEEDS EVANS ad M CuitnctioB Connellsville Construction coin- held its annual election '.of 'pffl- nd board of directors at'i'meet- it-nigit. A successful yemr, with reasejof business over 1915 was ed lor 1917 with prospects oj sing worfe in the coming year. officers elected follow: John president; C. M. Hyatt, vice cut:- A. JC. Haloes, treasurer and :er; and D. E. Treher, secretary. board of directors elected was Hyatt, B. T. Norton, A. M. (.John Carry, J. D. Porter, Dr. Bailer and Charles TVeihe. Mem Curry succeeds the late i T. Evan*, who headed the com- 'or a number of years. HUSBAND SHOOTS FOUR Then Tumi Kciidver on Himself and . ' 1VU1 Die as Hesult ^ By Associated Press. COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 19.--After shooting and killing his wife, Lena, aged 38, his six-year-old daughter, Annabel, 'and his sister-in-law, Miss Hazel Steele, aged 25, and so seriously wounding- his mother-in-law, Mrs. SaSH'e Cruit that^she is not expected to. live. Forest Bigelow, aged 42,""early this morning turned a gun on himself and died instantly.. . , Domestic troubles are reported to have caused the shooting. · BAM WILL BE SOLD 5o Further Ateropt to IMfty Disposition of I'niontown's- Skyscraper. According to statements made by Arthur Havemeyer, agent of the New York and Saint Paul syndicate that is conducting the Hiil deal for coal lands of J. V. Thompson, no further effort will be made to delay, the sale at auction of the First National Bank- building of Uniontown, but that it will go to the highest bidder at 2 P. M. Saturday. Mr. Havemeyer says that the sole interest of the syndicate in the sale is to preserve tbe equity of the Thompson estate. Its share in the building being less than one per cent of the estimated assets of $50,000,000. FKEI MUJiSON EJiXISTS. Is the TWrd Xembcr of. Legal Profession .in Serylce. Attorney Fred D. Munson enlisted in the ordnance department of the United States Army at Washington, D. C.. and has been called to'report Frilay of this week.. His offices in tie Title fc Tmst building will continue to he open with Miss Ada Mae Hannant in charge. During his absence his practice will b assumed by Attorneys R. S. Matthews and H. G. May. Attorney Munson is the third member of tlie legal profession in Connellsville to enlist. The others are John P. Kephart .and smith. Oliver Gold- WANTS TO RAISE HOGS Cmnmlngs Avenue Han First to Ask That Plans Be-Approved. One request has been sent in to Health Officer George HeUel to have him go to Cummings avenue and pass on conditions for a hog pen there. Although the hog-ordinance does not go into effect until Thursday, ; the Cummings avenue resident want to get a start on his pen provided the permission of the Board of Health can be secured. No' other persons b.ave asked that their property be looked over and passed oh as suitable for the raising o£ the porkers. Sends Box From Sonth. .Mr. and Mrs. Z. S. Moon of Carnegie avenue received a box of eatables from their 'son, Ira, yesterday. Tho box which came from St. Petersburg, Fla., contained lettuce, radishes and.onions and arrived here in a good condition. TELLS CROWD ftE'D TAKE OFF HAT TO KAISER AND IS GIVEN 10 DAYS IN A CELL Thuider Storm. 3ry rainstorm this morning 7.30 o'clock was-accompanied by rd thunder and list tiling of the . Tlie flrst occurred a few. afo aikf the second early, last One Frank McGaam of Ohio was sentenced to 10 days in a cell by Mayor John Duggan this morning because of his pronounced. pro-German sentiment. The charge against the man on. the -.docket was for disorderly con- dact but it was bis expression of sympathy for the Kaiser that really caused his arrest. He has been placed in the darkest cell in the bastilc and not to be released until tbe full sentence Is sirred. Shortly before the man was arrested last night he had been ejected from the offlce of the Smith House bec#us« he tad said he would take his hat off to the Kaiser anytime. Several persons who heard him make the remark followed him into the street, in angry mood. McGuam was joatled around for a bit Then he moved away. Some of the younger bloods followed him and, backing him up against a building, made him retract, warning him not to open his -mouth, again until he got out of the city. He seemed cowed for a time, but wnen he again became boisterous" Patrolman Turner immediately locked him up. It didn't take Mayor Duggan long to pass sentence afior he had heard the circumstances of the case. CONGKESS3IA3T CAS" FRs'l) SO TIUCK OF JLKWJS Congressman Bruce F. Sterling is interested in clearing up the doubt \vhich exists as to the fate or whereabouts qf Y/il- liam Lewis Ball of Connellsville, who was a member of lUa 20th Engineers, part of which command was on the Tuscania at the time of her sinking, and from whom or oC whom no word has been received. Having made an investigation of the records in Washington, Congressman Sterling wired the editor of The Courier late last .nigh't as follows: ·'William Lewis Ball was not on passage list of the Tuscania. Am unable to find out just where he is located as present, BRUCE F. STERIJNG. -Whether the "War Department declined to give Congressman Sterling information as to Uie whereabouts of Ball, or was itself lacking that information, does appear . from the above message, hence his frienda still remain in doubt, although they now have the assurance that he was not aboard the Tuscania. "CASEY" JONES HAD A LITTLE CHRISTMAS TRE£ ALL HIS OWN, REMINDER OF BOYHOOD DAYS TLougJitfuluess of Friends at Home Brought Mnch Cheer to the Boys'. APPRECIATION IS SINCERE . Christmas is an event now so remote in the lives of us here at home that wo nave lost interest in it, but to I learn how the boys "over there" spent it, what their thoughts were as tie time of the festival came near at hand, and how sincere was their appreciation of the reminders sent by friends at home, appeals to us quite as strongly as docs any other, or later, intel- j iigence of how things are faring with I the sons of our friends and neighbors who spent their first Christmas far away from the home fireside. From a series ot letters -Mrs. B. P. Jones, of Bast Cedar avenue, has received from her son. Lieutenant B. C. ("Casey") Jones, member of the American aviators In France, we have a. view of the soldier's Christmas which ! have a barber in the family, . I.was .will certainly make glad the hearts j jnst thinking--last year at this time ol all those who in any way contribut-' I was trimming Van Marietta's Christ- HUNG INCOME TAX RETURNS WILL TAKE MANYMONTHS'TIME It is ProYing to Be a Task of Truly Monumeut-al Proportions. close ol kin or not. Writing on "Christmas Eve" Lieutenant JODOB says, "This is very much unlike any I havr,-over spent. This is the first Christmas I ever spent away from home and, believe me, I wish I could blow in there now. "I have my tree lit up on .ray We are having a wonderful Christmas dinner tomorrow--turkey, cranberries and every thing that goes with a good Christmas dinner. I have been wondering if you folks at home would have as good a dinner as we expect to have here. I have not received my Christmas box yet; guess it went to the bottom along with others. "I have been slcfc for. a week but am better now; ihought sure I was going to have pneumonia, I am. g]ad you are sending the papers as it is- pretty lonesome over here and we are always wondering what the news is- at home. We are having a big time j ^i in the barracks tonight. Loads o f i boxes arrived and the boys are pass- ing'things out right and left. I have been, cutting htvir all day, having learned to chop the fellows' locks of£ since I came over here. So now you BODNDACROSS Nearly All of District 5 Leave for an Eastern Concentration Camp. SEEM HAPPY* AS LARKS Tbey Srajr "Goodbye Camp tec, Hello France," as They March to Train; Xew Arrivals at Lee Given First "Shots,-" Otter Local War News. cd to bringing that happy season, home to any soldier, whether he* was mas tree." Continued on Pn .£6 Eiffht. THE NAMES OF EMPLOYES Who Vcre Paid *300 or Sone Daring the RUSSIA NOW FORCED TO SUE FOR PEACE SAYS ANNOUNCEMENT Germans Cross Dyiua JUvor and Take Citr of Oriiisk, Says Berlin Statement. By Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 19.--Russia 5s now forced to sign peace upon the conditions proposed by Germany, says an official Russian statement received here today. I'ist Year Sot lot Sent I n ; ; Go to) AYashingUm Then Ba to Local Districts Brfore Cheeking.I announced today ; office. Tho by tho German war Russians unsuccessfully The addJtiona! employes of the In- Attempted to bio*- up tho bridge ternal Revenue Department who were sent, to Connellsville to assist people in making up their income tax returns, will not leave here March 1 as was intended when they were assigned · to this duty. In fact, it may be June 1 or later before their work will have been completed. March 1 was first fixed as the of time ID which returns could be filed. On account of delays in-securing blank forms, and the great amount of labor involved in preparing the reports ot corporations, the time of filing was recently extended to April 1. .As" this date approaches and the magnitude of the task is more fully comprehended, it is becoming more and more certain that it .will be an utt«r impossibility to complete the work within the six weeks remaining. acrcres the Dvina. river. FLATWOODS IS IS DAA'GEE OF BEING ' WIUIOOT ITS SOU* Flatwoods folks are fearful oC losing mail service entirely. According to information from the village today the carrier over the rural route from Smock has made no delivery since January 3. The carrier from Perryopolis quit iisst week. The Vanderbilt carrier has been offered a, better job and threatens to quit. Besides, the community is cut off from telephone communication, the Tri-State not yet having repaired tie damage by the storm several weeks ago. Nearly all of the boys f^jpn Draft District No. 5, Connellsville, who were sent to Camp Lee last Jail lor train- ng are now at an eastern concentra- camp awaiting transportation This information, is contained in a tetter received by The Courier from Corporal James Laporte, of Adelaide. According to the letter tie boys left Sunday. They wore well' and in a Sappy mood as they marched through camp to the railroad station singing "Goodbye Camp Lee, Hello France," Many sweethearts of tie soldiers were on hand to bid them goodbye. "The draftees who left last week are getting their initiation into camp life. They were given their first typhoid inoculations on Saturday evening. COJOTEIXSYILLE BOY IS GITEX PROStOTIOK- Caries F. Moore of Connellsrille has boon promoted from corporal to supply sergeant of Company D, One Hundred Tenth Regiment, Camp Hancock, according to a. letter received by Mrs. Moore who'is staying'at the home of her father, Justice of the Peace H. H. Moorehead at Bverson. i Sergeant Moore is a son of Mr. and IMrs. F. P. Moore of the West Side, | He was married to Miss Mary Moore- j head a few jcoonths ago. HAS FIRST CHICKS Pormer l^ocal Girl ai Ediinboro Jfcv Hcres Hers Are Ahead. Miss Ella Skiff of Villa Marcella, Kdenboro, formerly of Conne!3sville, writes The Courier oC the wonderful |3tanas;er of Institution Confirms Story SHELL SHOCK VICTIMS ARE TO BE TREATED AT MARKLETON, IS REPORT record made hj- Miss Lyditt Ilerwick, who resides with Miss Skiff and her sister, Mrs. M. B. Shupe, in raising chicks. Miss Hcrwick believes she has broken records for early hatches. "This morning. 'Polly,' an ambitious old h«n, who was in league with Miss Herwlck to attain this distinction, presented her with a dozen husky Rhode Island Red chicks. Besides being a strict observer of 'wbealless, meatless ami e-.itless' days, as recommended by In the first place the reports which Hoover. Miss Herwick is determined employers, including both individuals;' 0 do h °r bit * ** poultry lino. Val' and corporations, must make of the names of all persons to whom they j paid ?800 or more during the past year, hatve not yet lieen filed, these are made up they must be sent .to the department in Washington to be entered of record before the lists become available for the use of the revenue officers in the several districts. This operation will of necessity consume considerable time, but no actual headway can be made tn checking up the lists with tho returns voluntarily filed until the information fs in possession of the local officers. When the high, scale of wages ruling in the coko plants during the past year, and th* large earnings of the workers are taken into account, it is plain -that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of men in the vicinity of Connellsville will be found to have received very much in excess of ?SOO in wages. It is exceedingly tini*;ely that these men will make voluntary income returns, many of them no doubt being unaware of the provisions of the law which applies to "all residents," including aliens, and not to citizens alone: ' This condition wilt require that individual investigations be made by the employes of the revenue service, to complete which will require months of time and. close application to the work. The possibility of delay is not to be taken by persons subject to tbe payment of-the income tax as an excuse for 'deferring the filing of their re- tarns. At present there must be in not later than March 31, otherwise the delinquents will be liable to imposition ot the penalties which are provided. in Courier of Ooverment Taking: Over Flaw. Confirmation of the story In The Courier yesterday that the government has taken over Markletoa sanatorium is contained' in the following letter from M. B. Barnett, manager: "The long established Markleton Sanatorium at Markleton, Somerset county, Pennsylvania, has been taken over by the United States government for use as a hospital. Tho need is immediate and Surgeon General Gorgns of the Army demands absolute possession of the premises by February 26. ."The gaests at tfce sanatorium are now being dispersed and- intending patients are being notified that the institution is no longer at tho service of the public." It is said the institution is to be used chiefly for the treatment of sol- ,(iiers suffering from shell shock. Joseph I* Stadcr Is President lor the | There are accommodations for sever- « ntm * cbicks :a ' a dollar a ! do::en e£gs next winter," the letter says, Miss Berwick, formerly resided in Connellsville and has a wide circliR of friends here. · LUMBER COMPANY ELECTS uinff Year. The stockholders of the South Con- nollsville Lumber company on Saturday, February 10. met ami elected the following directors for the ensuing year: Joseph L. Stader, president; J. C. Henry, treasurer and general manager; J. M. Doyle, secretary; Mrs. E. C. Soisson acd A. V. D. Wattennan. Business Ijas been very good for the year and the company voted to pay a tour per cent dividend payable April 1. al hundred persona. , T)lck Davis Better. Clerk of Courts Dick.Davis, who was taken ill Sunday is improved. 1 Rain tonight and colder; cold wave and fresh- strong northwest winds is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Kecord. . 1918 1917 Maximum 59 51 ' Minimum 31 33 Mean 45 46 The Yough river rose during the night from 4.10 feet to 4.20 t'eet. SIGHT AGKJFT JJESIGJfS. Clark M. Lessig Qnite B. 0. For Other Line of Work. The resignation of Ciark M. Lessig as night agent at the Baltimore Ohio station Look effect Saturday. His successor ia I. N. Nicholson o£ Johnstown, who has been in the serriue oC the company tor some time past. Relief'Agent Homer Whip is. ou duty until Mr. Nicholson arrives. ^Tarried bj Alderman. Harry Bibby and Bertha Augustine of Morgantown, W. Va., were married by Alderman Fred Munk yesterday. TO INSTITUTE LODGE Branch of flic Sons of Italy is Being Formed Here. A new Italian lodge, the Francesco Piorentn lodge of the Sons of Italy, will be installed here on Monday, P.eb- raary 25, at Maddas ball, West Side. A program has been- arranged for the day and at. 2 o'clock a banquet will be served. Addresses, will bo made by both. American and Italian speakers. Musical numbers will also be given. COAL RATE REVISED GO TO BID GOODBIE TO SOJf OA WAY TO Mr. and Mrs. James McCairns have gone to Fort Slocutn, N. Y., to visit their son. Prank, who is soon to leave for France, Prank was recently transferred from Company D, One Hundred Tenth Regiment. Camp Hancock. FAYETTE HOTS E!fI,IST IX AKSTT. Harold Rush of Uniontovm, Nickodemus Pockstaller oC Morrell, C. J. Henderson, Cecil E. Lint and John Schonage of Dawson enlisted in the United States Army in Pittsburg yesterday. BILL MABTIUY 18 HOHJS OS FEKLOUGH "William Martray, a member ot the 110th regiment hospital corps, is spending a 10 day furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martray of the West Side. Mar. tray has jnst been released from a measles quarantine. DB. JOBS J. SCTGEE ORDERED TO Dr. John J. Singer of Greensburg, formerly of ConnellsrilJe. a captain, in the Medical Officers' Reserve corps, left last night for some point of embarkation for Europe. Dr. Singer, has been a practising physician in. Greens' barg for the past 31 years. SWAKTZWELDEK ASTD MABJ£TTA EETITRJ. Corporal Philip E. Swartzwelder of the 110th Begiment Hospital corps, who spent a furlough with relatives here and at Scottdale, left this morning for Camp Hancock, Angusta, Ga, Monroe Marietta, member of Company D, llOtu Regiment, who is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr., and Mrs. Harry Marietta, will leave tomor» row morning for Camp Hancock. CLIFTOS CBOTVUST EEPOETS FOE DUTY. Clifton Crowley of the 110th Eegi- roent Hospital corps, left this -morning for Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., after spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Crow- rrodiiet for Smltliing Purposes Sow ! ley of Eighth street Greenwood. $2.70 and $3.45 1'er Ton. | ' Revised prices on smithmg coal are FAUKTVEtL TOMGHT fixed in a ruling by Fuel Adm'im'stra- tor Earfield received today by John G. Barbour, of Uniontown, the county administrator. Effective at once the rate will be $2.70 per ton in open cars with an at- iowaace of 75 cents per ton for loading in bos cars, making the.latter rate WESTERN MARYLAND SENDS FINEST GAR ON WHEELS HERE FOR A TRAIN WRECK VICTIM In the Maryland State hospital car, | received treatment until his removal conceded by the medical profession to be the most modernly equipped car in the United States, "W. A. Wallace, a farmer residing near Oaiopyle, and victim of last Friday's wreck at Ohio- i pyle, was taken to a Baltimore hospital yesterday morning for treatment. Mr. Wallace was injured in. a Western Maryland freight wreck which occurred last Friday rooming. While unloading' a load of timbers he was caught by the cars, suffering a fracture of both legs. He was brought to the Cottage State hospital, where "he to Baltimore. The hospital car was attached to the Western Maryland train arriving in the West Side at 10.45 and was sent here by tbe company especially for the injured man. Dr. D. Z. Dunott of Baltimore, the company physician, was in charge. On an invitation from the ·company, Drs. H. C. Hoffman, L. P. McCormick, T. B. Echard and J. L. Ccchran inspected t-he car, which contains an operating compartment, sur- FOR HAROLD BOTD. Members of the Baptist church will hold a farewell reception for Harold Boyd, superintendent of the Sunday school this evening at the home of Miss Ruth Robinson in Third street. West Side.- Mr. Boyd leaves with the draftees Saturday. Be- the SDGAlt IS BURNED And Shortage :in ConnellsTlilc comes More Acuto. The fire which destroyed "Sheep's Bar" at Vanderbilt last night prevented relief, in a measure, of the sugar shortage in Connellsville. One hundred pounds of the precious product was burned, together with six bushels of beans that wore to have been brought to Connellsville today. Billy Bishop, the restauranteur, had purchased the -beans ivith which the proprietor of the Morrison store, iji the "Sheep's Kar" building -was overstocked, in order to get the sugar. The sugar shortage is more acute in Connellsville today than it has been at any. time, it is'.said. · Keportt gical instruments and various other I were current this morning that a car-load had arrived but tlie story could I not be verified. .hospital equipment.

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