The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 27, 1918 · Page 1
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, March 27, 1918
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Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 6,619 f VOL.'J«, NO. lit. *-= '- ;WEpNESDAY'ByElNING, MARCH 27, 1918. EIGHT PAGES. PPANS LOSE 400,000 BEN IN LESS THAN WEEK IN VAIN EFFORT TO BREAK UP ALLIED FRONT; BRITISH AND Fl^CH STANDING FM CH MAKE DETERMINED RESISTANCE NEAR NOYON; BRITISH AT BAY ON SOMME Men are Compelled to Fall Back 'Slightly in Afternoon but Beat Off Huns in-Night Attack; von Ludendorff Talks of Great Victory but Tells Correspon .dents the Outcome is in Doubt; German. |, Paper Claims Defeat of American Troops; t Odessa is Recaptured by- Soviets. SITUATION IWPROYED FROM ALLIED VIEWPOINT By Aaaodnte* Trw. | Germany'* supreme effort to break the allied fronts IB the irart apparently Is no nearer accomplished, today than It was on the great drire started and she is estimated to thve lost iee^OOO men in '.he futile effort during leas than a week's fighting. £^ She*ha» not given up the attempt however and advices from dM front indicate that her forces are massed for a drive in the Region of Koye and Noyon in an effort to break through there as a. preliminary to a rolling up process either to the north iowth. - f . The Entente line as it now runs with British, French and 4mericu» itanding together presents an unbroken front ^rooghout the battle area There- has been a slowing down in ike German pressure north of the Somme, except pos.iibiy"in the Hctafty of Albert where the British are holding doggedly In ·S(t Noyon region and along the line of the Oise to the east the Jreach by their valiant defense have like wiss-compelled the Teu- jon», weakened by their ceaselsE efforts and "heavy losses, to jj»lai the force^of their pressure. It BRITISH ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE, March 27 ptfee Germans last night continued their furious onslaught MNtthweBtward from Ham against the allied defenses 4n the re- jlon of Roye and Noyon, having slowed* do-urn in their patent at- Smapto to cuf through, the British line further north where such jekperate raistance was offered.' ^ , f/ Hard 'fighting occurred -last night about the town of A%rt. ge' enemy forces pushed 'forward, towards the jlace, bnt at- accounts the British were, holding doggedly ^at this possible gateway to Amiens ' , , H^ From the average of casualties In the various German units »:giv*n -by prisoners one arrives at the conclusion that the jenaan emperor has lost, 50 per cent of these men since he gave Ske, signal for the advance. ,-*iTlle Germans have now'reclainied virtually all the territory JMJ- keld at-the beginning of the battle of the Somm* in 1916. It Mcne places they have not retaken all the old ground, but at r points they have overstepped it somewhat. official British statement of yesterday said it had been that niorfe than 70 German divisions had been en- the battle. The usual estimate of the present strength German division is 12,000 men, so that a loss of 50 per cent nmSS laean, casualties in excess of ^00,000- for the Germans in. earn ttan a week of fighting. *_" TARTS', March 27-- Last night the German advance was (*I4,UP everywhere, according to the official statement of the war iffw today. The enemy, weakened by heavy losses, it adds, i»e been obliged to slow up his efforts. 3? The statement follows -, "Last evening and during the night the Germans, weakened iy their heavy losses were compelled to retard their efforts The ·aHance of the. Erench troops defending the^ground foot by foot r beyond all praise. | ,1 "The French are holding a line running through I/Echelle it. Aurin and Beuvraignes, north of Lanmgny, In front of the oatktm part of Noyon, and along the left bank of the Oise Awing the night the French repulsed strong j-eeonnoitermg par- lea which attempted to approach their positions northwest of DRAFT BOARDS WILL SEND 99 MEN TO CAMP ARMY SURGEON, NEPHEW OF LOCAL MAN; GASSED AND BURIED ALIVE TWO DAYS Btetrkt i Han Ordered 47 'to ' Appear; So. a Galls 53 Begistxanto. ." received Monday by.Mrs. .Ralph Cora, a niece of Dr. S. : D. Woods of (his city, who is. visiting here, that her.'kusband, Kalph Conn, a-surgeon in ihe United .States army at. the front,, was gassed and buried lor two', days. under 20 feet, ol earth I by. a. shell''on the front', several weeks fago. He was dug out and. taken to an army .hospital where after, being unconscious for 10 hours, he was revived and .is ntw on the road to. recovery. . · Conn says he docs not think he will ever be able to .do field hospital" WILL LEAVE ON APRIL 11 TnU» D OM» SUtlnn to ie»re B*lU«on O'clock ; Bed Supply All Men With Comfort OiitSU Before .Tne draft boards lor Dlatricts Nos. 2 and 5: are preparing their- lists ot registrants .who will go to Camp, tea on neSt Thursday at 1:30 o'clock on a. special rtratai over the- Baltimore A Ohio railroad. Board No. 2 will s«nd 52 inen . to . the : camp and' 47 ha'Te.been liONDON, March 27 --A heavy attack was made in the night gainst the new British, lines scjth of the Somme. It -was ] nh»d after severe fighting, the war office announced , i' : IB.consequence of attacks yesterday afternoon and evemog ftrtde the Somme the British troops oil both banks were forced Mk'a short distanre in-the neighborhood ot Bray. The mnnounceri'.ent follows:-% i ·^ ^ "Aa a remit of' the enemy attacks yesterday afternoon and vexing; astride the Somme oar troops OB botlj banks were f orc- ilttMfka short dlstince la the neighborhood of Bray. A beavy {tack made' early in the night against our new lines south of a» Somme was repulsed after wrere Oghting. r" "Furtber local Ightmg has taken place also north of and ortkoait of Albert, but the situation on this part of the battle- ·od^Mmains unchanged " or ores WABTAEK IS EttUWSWC f£OMOW. Jiarca 27-- The zone ot »* "ami tare i* continuing to enlarfe gtaV I»t«te foicw f«U back ntot- fftnttt the enoimoni wei^it ol th« beis Renter** cor- ·eMwt mt Britl»h Hcadviuten IB C«b**Uh today % feMV clearly e«Ubli«ke« h« add. «*Ji*»- ptwcnt oll«nslve 1* the grtUt ·^Mlorto! tl« Germaat »nd that it *, f i*t-'l»9tiL »· »occ«Mul w tfcey 05 MtXX TO MAX» FAST. 1JDK9ON. M»rct 27 -- Field Mw- i iwind the followiat . dated Xmrck 2S. ,*T*" : »a nmkt ot tiw Brlttah tnmy -Tiiaii kad 9bu«un: ZT* mi» »«ai» »t a crisu, e«my kur eolleeted BriUsb army t "TOe have already ta- flicfed on, the ;ux?zny IB the course of the last few days a very i heavy loss and the French are sending troops aa' quickly a possible to our support. "I Istl that every one in the anar, fnlry"r**Hiinr how moch depends on tt« : eiertibB arid steadfastness61 each one of ui. will do ht« utmost to pr«-~ rent 1be 'enemy from: attaining his object' HOTKQtG TO BEPOWT SATS GES. WASHTNGTOK, March 27--General Penning cabled.tb« war department' early today he had "nothing to report" FO far as the American troops were concerned sn the;progress of tie. battle on the western front AHSMCAHS W HATTLT! SATS COXKKSFOVDZ5T. AMSTERDAM, March 2T--Ameri- can Iroopa have taken part in coub- ter attacks axaiut~th« Ovrman : frbnt . . called, by the No. : 5 board, about four of these, being alternates. Orders for the draftees to appear on Thursda) morning at the armory will be sent out today or tomorrow Both boarda -will b« sun^Ited with- complete comfort .outfit; by the Connellsvilie chapter o4 "the Red Cross; The No. 5 men will probably be supplied by the Duubar oranch. The -folloirijjy No. 5 men wiil report at : the. armory Thursday mornin g:: Aitonce Visconii, Duubar. Jack.Morriaon, Ybuniprood. Grocomo Buizelli, Akron, Ohio. John Harper, Dunbar. John Jordon Bartlett, Dunbar. Gharles: Bernard Lee.- Ohlopylc. James Himplon Barkley, Onlopyle.. Thurman 'J. Cougheoour, Ohlopyle Ben Kllnk, Dunbar. Thomas Edward Strickler, Tander- lilt Daniel W; -Baaey,- VanderWlt. Louis Krempasky, Nefis, Ohio. John-Ebwery, Duhbar. Ruseell: C.- Burawoni, Confluence. Jacob, Lowery, Dunbar. Clarence Taylor, Obiopyle Jonah : Franklin O«nnis, Ciovertop. Lewis Meddro, Diinbar. Harry G.-Coughenour; Connellsville Star. Route, Charles Buell'fUnkin, Dirabar. Rooert Jamas Dolan, Leisenrinp. John'T. Salchecki Vanderbiit John" liutellus Basinger, Nonnal- ville. ·. : Edward IValterCorriston. ObJopyle. 'Willlam : Robert Bankin, Duncan Ijeyi'.G.' King* NormalvUle. Adam Zudlinsky; Trotter. William 3 Picker, Pitcairn Joseph Milton Holiday Ohiopyle. : i5wing "D: ; Minerd, Duubar; Lewis Marotti, , Vanderbllt. Harry. Jordan,, Mount Braddock. William A. Reed, Vandcrbilt / Kay Cavanaugb, Normalville Vincent jM. Joswick, -Trotter. Davidf N: :Show,^ Farmington, Ray^Earl Addis, Elllotsville. Gaetanb. Derita, Vanderbilt BandalHW; Ltapline, Greenwood. Harry Ambrose, .VandeAllt. -Valter 'JXcCune;, Vanderbilt.. Herbert.Tl. JBaker, Dunbar; William ~H. .Bundoaff, Acme, R,:D. Harmon .Hagaer," Connollsville - 3., ) 1 Pomitieek Morr; Trotter. Philip Dblan, Dunbar. "Walter- Hsf on: Bodkin; Dnnbar. ' work again, but may be stationed'in a base-hospital. He was at work in a Qel-d hospital, close to the front lines when, the shell hit it. Afttjr being well on the road to recover;? .from'" the effects 'of the shell, the surgeon surfcred ail attack of bronchial pneumonia from which lie is now recovering. He saye he ifl just nli-le to whisper. Surgeon Conn wrote 'the letter himself. . Mrs. Conn Is a daughter of Robert McDowell. She and a year-old daughter are at present In this city. SUICIDE IMPOSSIBLE, SAYS EXPERT TESTIFYING TODAY IN LINDLE MURDER TRIAL HOW A COUNTRY SOLDIER . WAS IMPRESSED BY THE SIGHTS OF A GREAT CITY Is Sot Much Different Fromj Co»BellsTflle Bnt Is More Spread Oat EUDESALL THE GUNMEN AN EMBARKATION CAMP, March 26:--Well I have been to the Great Big Wicked City and have come to the conclusion that It's not much different .from Home, except that it's a -very great deal bigger, more spread- cut and more populous, as it were. To get: to this great and nameless city, soldiers have In taxlcab or bus, train or trolley; and terry; in the order mentioned.-The trip : doesn't FIRED BY 76*MILE CANNON WEIGH 200 POUNDS CaUbrc ta SJ3 Indies asil length 20 luctiftV; Contain 20 I'usnils ol Explosive. By Associated Presw. '' PAflllB, March 27.--Tlie calibre of the shells that are being fired : into Paris by the German long range guns Is 8.8 inches and the length,'of the shell Is .20 Inches. L's Hommelibre, Premier Clemenceau's . newspaper, states.the shell weigh 290 pounds and contain less than 20 pounds of explosive. ' · . . . . , This shell is prdvided with a fuse take much money but consumes- a proleclca b} - a.'.mreaded stopper and REV. C. E. WAGNER, REFORMED PASTOR, CALLED BY DEATH Tfas Stricken. "With Pneumonia After Attack of Grip and, Pleurisy. YEARS IN Was Graduate of Franklin ft JCarsbaD College and Stood High Among the Members of His Qbtseu Calling; i'uiieral Serrice Thnodny great deal, of time and this ie not to short duration. The rido by tro'ley is very interesting, taking you., aa 'it jdoes, through uevfcral pretty little I New Jersey cities, notable chiefly for their unique system of fire alarms. £ consists merely of what looks to c« a locomotive wheel tiro, cut through at one. point in,, its circumference and suspended from a wooden- ; support, on-, which is fastened by an Iron chain, a stout hammer. -When a fire-Is discovered, the nearest person scampers to the .alarm and pounds on:the iron ring until the populace Is aroused.. At.least;the.way it was explained to me by a -fellow who said, he knew air about it; having sounded . an~ .alarnv once, himself. ·.! take It that if it's n- small fire, one just starting, as it were, and of minor importance, you. }ust "pound on .the near - ta " ; Fei'e; writes^ the military correspondent of the Vorwaerts who says the attacks were repulsed The correspQndent ; .addsi *· i "Attacks! of combined allied forces yesterday against the pivot of the Qerinan attacking front near.La;Pere were particularly heavy. . The: counter-attacks :did nofcflnd us. unprepared It testified, to the superior fore- slight of the "-German "Command." ftBEAT BATTLE HAS BEEN FOCGHT ,«n VOK BI!T-AMSTERDAM, March Z7--"A great battle has been fought and victory has been -woh°f:bu't". r nobody can forsee.'what wllVresult! from .it," '-said. General., von todendbrB, 'ehiet.aide to'.Tield : iMii- shal von Hindeuburg in an, interview with the correspondents at the from o'f ?the : .Tages Zeituhg. of'-Berlin; BEXASEK SASS AJBTERDAM BEFOKT LONDON, March. 27--Odessa has been recaptured by the Soviets and Ukranian troopc, after a bloody battle which, naval forces took part, according to a Moscow dispatch Irom the (6011-000131 Busman agency OENERAX YOH BiOTEfETZ, ' HUT COXXAXDEK SLAHf AMSTERDAM" March 27--German newspapers announced that General Paul yon Blottnitz an infantry corn- in the German army was killed at the. front on. March 23 1 i tj hao a. diapliram inside wbich divides the shell into two compartments o£ unequal size. Two holes' in the tiiaph- ram afford communicatioxi between the two pockets. These facts arc accepted as au explanation of .the two explosions which on occasions hare followed in quick succession and which led U) the belief tnat two guns were firing. LOOK OVER SITES Suitable Hates For Curb Market Are iron once or twice, b u t " it's a big *!« Prooam: you hammer the tar out of it. vicinity · : . ' Visited by Committee. Several sites in the city, suitable for curb market purposes wero looked over yesterday by the committee appointed at a.recent meeting of the farmers and business, men. None was specifically decided on but it will probably be located somewhere in the Following a brief illness Rer. Cbarles Elmer Wagler, 49 years old, pastor of the Trinity Reformed church, died this morning at 10:02 o'clock -at tie home. No. 104 East. Green street Rov.. Wagner contracted pleurisy and grip Monday a week ago aad a' few- days later pneumonia developed. Yesterday he was stricken with peritonitis, which hastened the end. ,Rev. Wagner's death -was not unexpected, as since the beginning ot his Uiness his condition at all times was critical. He was conscious until death. Funeral services -will he held at Trinity Reformed church tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock and on IViday morning, the body will be shipped, to Carlisle, Pa., by ,!Puneral Director Charles C. Mitchell and removed to the home of a brother-in-law and sister of Mrs. -Wagner, Sirs. George Jt ·Wetzel. .No. -149 North College street from where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock 'with internment in the Union cemetery at Churchtown, Pa., near Carlisle. Her.. Wagner was born near New- viile, Cumberland county, August 29, 1SC9, a son ot Closes and Susan* -Wagner, now residing near 'Carlisle. His father for years has been an elder in the Reformed church at Carlisle. Rev. of Peach street. I merely mention thfi in passing as a,feature, ot.Interest on the.way-from where I. now reside, to-the Great "Wicked City. Arrived at the environs · 'of the Great Big Wicked City, a walk of a few. minutes brings you to the station ot.what you elevated .railroad. . You are wrong .in this auppoj- aition, however,.for .ovea though a. clinAing stairway takes you some 40 or 50 feet above the street to the train platform, you are soon' shot under- Continued 'on Paffc Eight. RAILROAD SERVICE One Converted in Hethodist Protestant Kvvlval Jjist Sig-hi. "Be on ..Time, or Gospel: Railroad," ras.the subject -of an eloquent ser- man disllvored last night in the Methodist. by Evangelist. L. A. Bennett of Baltimore Un the presence of a large congiegation. .A number of railroad men were special guests., A'-largo-.chorus choir under tbe-directlon of Mr-.SfcIntyre.oJ Scottdale, rendered special music Mr. Itc- Intyre t sang "Lite's Railway to Heaven' Earlier in the evening Ray McGlKitook san'g "The Last Call." When.the appeal'was:, made Covlienitents: one man-came-forward. . V Tonight- BvarigeliBt-: : Bennett will Breach'to .the^young, people/ 1 ' Sabbath school night will be observed and an many members as Ijossible arc asked Lo be : seated-ib -classes: \ '· - .: Several vacant lots there were approved of by the committee but no definite decision, to use any waa made. If possible, the curb market will be establlshed.,close to the business district so th'at persons going there on market days can combine a/shopping ti;ij.''' . ' . ' . - ' . . ' ' . The committee on curb markets is: E. T.' Norton, .-W. Wright, Mayor John Duggan, William McCormick, T. j Wagner sjwat most of his earlier Jife in Cumberland, county and at Mount Eoliy Springs, Pa. ,He graduated from tho high school . at Mount Holly Springs and took a two-year preparatory course at the Mercersburg academy. He later took a two-year course at:the Franklin, and'Marshall college, and May 14, 1896 was graduated from the theological seminary- in connection Witt the Franklin and Marshall college. ·· ' · ·Rev, Wagner) entered -preparatory.!:' M. Kern, A. Blair. C. Oglevce and J. . W. BUYS BDRKEY COAL Chief Borrers Out .Chiel'ofiPolice W./B; Bowers is .able » be out today after being confined^ to his -home on |the'. West Side: since':Sat-. urday. --i.He ...was subpoenaed for; the. Lindley murder trial in Uhiontown his afternoon r Lieutenant McDonald, and''.Patrolmen : -Rulli ancVTurner were also at the trial today Fair tonight and Thursday little change in the temperature is' th'e noon weather", forecast'^for Western. Pennsylvania Temperature Becord. :1918 1917 VEucunum. 41 71 Minimum 22 58 Mean 32 65' The 'Tough river fell during toe ailSht from 2.15 feet to 210 feet Coropaay Kow H»s Total of ·; 130 Acrea; Sawmill Also. With the purchase of a tract of oiaj in the Indian Creek valley from Mrar F. A. Burkey 'and Attorney H. G. May, administrator for the -Burkey estate, the Stader Coal, company, together with other coal holdings recently piir- ohasedrin the -Indian Creek valley, has about 130. acres of coal. .The company also purchased' from the Experiments Show Burkey Could Not Have Shot Himself POWDER BURNS TELL TALE Bloodstained Plaster From the .TTalls is Shown to the Jury. FDfGEB PBEfTS STflDEBTCE Stains Cut From fteter of Stairray Is Exhibited and Explained by 1. Kirk Bcnner, Counsel tor Bnritey in UHgafion TTJth Tke Jtefenfent ,. Frank A. Bnrkey could not-have r'scot himselt, testified A.-TV. Dice, ot Unlbntown, in the' trial- o£ Frank M. Lindley for murder this afternoon before Judge J. Q. Van Swearingen; At the Instance of the Commonwealth Mr. Dice, who runs a firearms store,, this morning conducted six experiments at the municipal boUding, using a revolver like that -which killed-Burkey, and found, he testified, that in every instance there -were powder burns at closer range than. 3£ inches. Burkey could not have held ihe weapon far- ther'away than 13 inches, it is stated. There were no powder burns on his fa.ce. Particles'-'of plaster from- the walls along the ^tairway of the Second Na- . tional -bank building were .exhibited this morning · by Attorney J". Kirk- Renner, counsel for Burkey, was the chief witness of ,the morning and 'It. was he who identified a package containing the plaster taken from the -wall the day the murder was discovered by himself and County Detective John J. Smith. Attorney Renner described the blood smears found on the. walls. The first witness of the morning was F, .t.Uichey, Jr.. who was one of. the persons in the Burkey offices., following the finding of the body. He told of general conditions in the qam. Bloody finger prints found on.tha walls and stairway o£ the Second Na-! tional Bank building, Connellsville,, leading from the offices of the Delco Lumber company, became a part f£ the testimony yesterday afternoon." Witnesses testified that one o£" the finger prints was photographed while school.With the.intention of becoming.j.Smiig;.indications that the co » minister and has been very success-'.·".ealth/-wUl seek to clinch its ery in his ; work in which he-has-;been engaged for 22 years. -He was licensed and ordained to the :ajinistry May 16th; 1896 in St-Peter's Raformsd.elrarch in Perry county ' during the" session : of the meeting", of .the Carlisle classts of the Reformed' church.. Novejrib'er;!, of the same year he became pastor of the Delinont Reformed. .;hnrch, remaining there ; for11% years. ..He resigned his charge.on.acbount ot;ill:health end with liis family went to Carlisle, Pa., remaining for several months/ After regaining his_ health he ..was commissioned, pastor-of .-.the Trinity Reformed church here by tie Home Mission Board, and had ;he .lived until November 1 he would have'rounded out his llth year' as pastor ' of the church.' ' ! · ; · ' - ; . : .; Rev.- Wagner-.was a member ot the local Mlnisierial Association-;.serving as president.and vice-president of;the tote the sai-mill and lumber, iuclud- assSciationV-'a .member of ing pit posts, pit rails, -ties for raii- road and. street cars, and'other lumber. .The. consideration was not made known. · ' ' A force o£ about 27 men is already engaged in grading, and excavating for a railroad siding and when the^ company is ready to begin operation a- stop'on the Indian Creek Valley railroad, ,known as Stader's .station, will 1 be made'. · . . . . SALES STILL GROW VTur: Savings Stamps Boright by Sta.... .ilent^'Yesterday Total $971. . 'The'^saie''of'War Savings Stamps in-the schools here yesterday totaled ^071.89,'maliing a. grand, total of about 55j800: since the sale of them in -the schools here 'began. ^he sales by schools ivas as' follows: . ' High, .$365.79; ' South. Side and Fourth ward, ?3E6.45;'Sec- ond and Third wards, $116.19; West Si'de, $133.56: ' . · ' : leaves for Camp Tonight. A surprise'-party was held on Chas. Boone'ot Trader avenue, West Side last night.-."He .will leave tonight for Ca.jip Di\, Is J . " · · ' . . - . ·Martha Webb, little daughter-of ; Mrs. Jtattie : Webb" is ill at her. Fairvieiv j avenue burg Snynod's Sunday "School Board, of which ;hc -was o»ce : president, for several-years; statistical-secretary .of the' Sunday School board o£ the Westmoreland Classes,' and chairman of the committee, 'on sup-ply of the vacant charge of the Seotlnale Reformed' church. In the death OC Hoy. Wagner Connellsville has lost one of Ks most widely known and highly respected citizens. : He was'.one or the most' prominent ministers of tie. Reformed church. , . · - . · ' · - S i n c e his connection With the church here the congregation has.;in- icreased and the. church in everyway ha.s niet .with wonderful' success.-De- cenibor IMh. 1896 Rev. Wagner was married to Miss Anna .M. Beidier, a dougSter of Jacob K.; and.'Elizabeth Beistline Beidier .of .Carlisle, fa. To the. union thvee sons .were .born ^all surviving as:follows:.Eugene Clement, Ellis Reginald: and Perciva], Beidier Wagner all:a't. home.. .His widow,.his j parents,, and one 'brother 'William Sharpe "Wagner; TeBiding near Carlisle, Pa;,-also, survive; · .... · . ·-,.- - \ · . Frederick .K. Smith. Frederick K.- Smith,. 7-J--years old bodily from the wall, giving indications that the common- case . the introduction of finger:, print) comparisons. .; First: intimation of the lines to be pursued in. conducHng Undley's de- · fease"was giveh"durijtg""-tj6e-rotfs~-ei- amin'atioa-yestBrday morning o£ Aj tL- Schwefbmzi-' Buxkey's-offiee -m'snager.' wteh Attorney W. C-'McKeajf drmr from hiiri the admission that flnst ttaory advanced wo'en. the Imrfber nan's body was discovered was that he-had committed suicide. A. L. Means, whom Schweibinz'secured in BiBhor/s restaurant, ,aq witness to the discovery of tie.isody, tesiifled in the afternoon that ~ Sdrweiljinz had come to him wtth'the. (statement that Bnrkey had either "cat his - throat or shot himsoll. '. .. : "..-. . Contracts prepared at Lindley's to- stieation, which were found on the table ; in-th'e office -when the. body waa discovered, into the record by. the . commonwealth' just"."before court "adjourned last evening. The contracts prepared in "duplicate pVo- vided for .an amicable settlement of the: misappropriation of fund charges Burkey- had-ma'de against Ltodley and;. to which he was to answer in- thrj-Fay-- ette- county courts on the day tie body was discovered. The common-wealth is .seeking to.establish the' presence of-those' .unsigned : agreer '· ments as the motive.for the murder: The agreements were' prepared by W. P. Schenck, an attorney oC Coa- nellsville, .who identified them on the-witness staiid as those he bad delivered to Lindley some time previous to the-fatality. They..gave .a resume of -the differences ..between.-the .two.- men and. made provision .for Burkey . dropping the criminal-charges against" L'indley; Linflley 'express'ed His will-', ingness In the agreement t,o .pay .the costs of the proceedings, and to-niake '. an.,audit of the company's books:ren-« dering a .statement of coramissions",- due him from which ..the amount "-in. ; question was to be Seductediand the affairs ^6f the two men brought, to-a close."-' .: ' . ' . . ' - . . ; . . ' - . · ' · Daring the cross examination-. of-'.'· William;-McCormick,;: .Attorney . Me-' Kean demonstrated.«-jury in-what Rosi tion\ Burkey's. .hody was found. At- · March V!,: died at 5.15 Tuesday morn- torney. McKean lay -down on. the floor Cleveland, .O- .w^ere directly, opposite - the. jury/ box -after living Cor; th^e : , last three after .moving, to, that :city Crom placed MmseH tn poattion at McCo»i · · ' home ivith -pheumonia.. «U_^JlCl.-^*»-

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