The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on April 2, 1918 · Page 1
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, April 2, 1918
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ConneDsville's Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 6,605 VOL. 16, NO. 121. . CONNELLSVILLE, PA.; TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 2, 1918. · EIGHT PAGES. AMERICAN FORCES TO BE ABSORBED BY ALLIED ARM COMPARATIVE OUT REIGNS TODAY ANCE; ATTLEFRONT BRITISH TROOPS PRESS FORWARD AT AVRE AND TAKE SOME PRISONERS OUR ARTILLERY IN A1SNE SECTOR -, French Premier Has Narrow Escape From Death When Huns Get Range of His Automobile While He is Viewing Front; Windows of His Machine are Smashed; French Anti-Aircraft Guns Drive Off Teutons Who Attempt Air Raid on Paris. ENVOYS OF FORMER GREEK KING ARE EXECUTED By Associated Presa. WASHINGTON, April 2.--The announcement that American army units-are to be brigaded with British and French organizations was interpreted by arrrly officers today as indicating ^that the United Stutes government is ready to thrust aside all question of national pride in placing American man power at the immediate disposal of the Allies. The plan was decided on at a conference between Secretary Baker, Generals Bliss and Pershing and British and French officials. . i Details of the method to be followed are not available and presumably will bo arranged by General Pershing. There is . every indication, however, that American troops now in train- !?° U!U ?": ing l ere are to be rushed across regardless of their proficiency. The British statement says: "Arrangements for the transportation of these additional forces are now being completed." . i Comparative quiet reigned on the West front today, according to Associated Press dispatches. At various points British and French repulsed attacks and took some prisoners. News is being anxiously .waited of the movement of American troops and their participation in the struggle. LIEUT. PERIGORD WON COMMISSION IN FIRE OF BATTLE His Captain, Mortally "Wounded, Gave Him His Sword and Command. TO HOLDVERDUNi Against the Tremendous and Repeated Atiaclis of the German'Crown Prince; WU Inanimate the Third Libert/ Loan .Drive in Connollsnillc. i ON THE FARM CONFERENCE DECIDES American artillery men placing their gun on a flatcar tor transiporta- tion to their positions on the Aisne front. Thin is one of the first photographs showing our troops in tie Alsne sector. Wooda N. Carr, chairman of the Fayette County Speakers' Bureau, will later announce the details of the meetings to be held In Conuellsville and Uniontown. when Lieutenant Paul Perigord of the French army will make addresses under the allspices of the Liberty Loan Committee of Fayotte BIJITISH MAKE SUCCESSFUL THBUSTS. LONDON, April 2.--In the sector between the ' Avre and Luce rivers yesterday the British took 50 prisoners the war of- flcre announces.. Thirteen, machine, guns were captured; " ..... ·Near. Bebuterne the British made a successful attack capturing mfichine guns and prisoners. ·was repulsed. German counter attack BETBESEXTATITJES OF ; COSSTAXXIXE EXECUTED "·... ATHENS, Saturday,,March 30.-- '.''· * Lieutenants Calameras and Hodjopou- ·\ .ios who came to Greece recently on a y German submarine as agents of. former King Constantine were condemn', ed tb death by court martial and the ; sentence was. executed today. Their f lawyer, M. Conoupis, also received {'; the death sentence.- The two officers s after receiving instructions at Zurich, I Berlin and Vienna went to Greece f J^-from Pola with a letter from the for- 5| m«r king aiid plans tb arrange a sys- f; t«ro of .espionage and to establish a }: »»val base. Their lawyer was the in- ; termediary. .'If FRENCH PREMIER'S CAK SHATTERED BI SHELl PAIIIS, April 2.--Premier Clemenceau while making his daily.visit to the front! yesterday ventured so near the front lines that his automobile was shelled vigorously by the German artillery. All the windows were broken but M. Clemenceau was not hurt.^ The premier returned to Paris'en- thuiiaatic and full of confidence' In the favorable issue of the present great battle. Tie night was calm and the moon MANY POSITIONS OPEN GoTenment Agent Coining This Week to Aid in J?illiig Them. Edward S. Delhi, traveling examiner, representing the United States Civil Service Commission, will arrive in Connellsvilie on Thursday or Friday of this week, to remain, several days, for the purpose of securing em- ployes for the government. He will not be confined to. the two days mentioned but if k seems desirable, he xvill remain indefinitely. Mr. Delhi wishes to meet individuals who may be seeking government positions as stenographer, typewriter, mechanics, ship draftsmen, positions under the ordnance department of the army, and in fact most any position desired in .any department. Mechanics who are government employment, are especially invited to meet Mr. Delhi. The government is in urgent need of men ing Lieutenant Carr says: "His message, Perigord Chairman .couched in simple eloquence and based upon actual experience, is'given with a fixed determination, but with a pathos that brings the war vividly before his hearers. Lieutenant Perigord has been decorated six times for bravery. He wears upon his uniform the Iron Cross of War, conferred upon him by Marshal Joffre, also five stars conferred for the same reason, "as the cross can be conferred but once. Three bars indicate that he has been wounded three Umcsiin battle. "The story or Lieutenant Pcrfgord's war experience reads like a romance and yet it is most real indeed. Father Paul Perigord is a Roman Catholic priest and was a professor-in'a Roman Catholic seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, when the war broke out in 1D14. The sorrows of-France, his native land, made a powerful appeal to his patriotic nature, so he put on the uniform .of the private soldier and was with Marshal Joffre when the Huns were stopped at the Marne. His first thought upon his return to Prance (Continued on Page Two.) "SMILEAGE BOOKS" HERE Chairmm Earl C. 3Ioore II us S700 Worth as Part of City's Quota. Earl.C. Moore, smileage chairman in Connellsvilie, has received $700 worth of "Smileage Books" which are part of the quota to be sold in Con- nellsvilie to persons who are interested in providing the soldiers' in the camps and cantonments with means of admission to the theatre that have been erected for their entertainment. d ! These places of amusement furnish women in all departments and it I the very highest class of attractions, makes little difference for which de- j in fact the same as appear in the partment application 'is made, the j theatres of New York and other large traveling examiner will be in a posi- i cities. tion to advise. - . ' . . . · . j By purchasing a "Smileage Book" Applications or names of persons ' and sending it to a soldier you are jinterested who will lea»e their ad-'!simply giving him ' complimentary beamed atfully through the light and i a «sses with Postmaster W.' D. Me- j tickets which will be ionored at any S.«T clouds amidst which glided the GInnis wiu be assur(:ti o£ twiokling lights of thc French aero- planes · defending Paris. ; '·- . : ~ RUB TODAI OX ; ^ PABIS FECSTBATED PARIS, .'April 2.--An air raid warning was sounded at 3:15 o'clock this morning Anti-aircraft guns began to · fire Immediately and a continuous curtain of fire was placed around the . capital. At 4.25 it was announced that »n danger was over. \0 BUIGAKIAX TROOPS * o~ WESTER:* FROST · WASHINGTON, April 2.--A report to. the state department today from Consoil General Murphy at to tie western big German of- troops were moved -battlefronf· for the Icnsive. STUDE5T A 3LKXBEB. The Schools, Innl»r Township, First to Mate This liecord. Juniata school is the first in enr.e with Mr. Delhi. URBANITESWHO BUILD OUTSIDE ARE SLACKERS CROW SUMS UP FOR THE STATE IN MURDER CASE GERMAN ATROCITIES TO BE EXPOSED IN DR. HBJJS' LECTURE! Eminent Divine Vill Tell IVhat He Saw on Trip Over Uevas- tntcd lifgions. D;-. Newell Dwigit Hillis, considered one of the foremost lecturers in the United States, will speak on "German Atrocities" at tie high school tomorrow night, under the auspices of (Jie Navy League. He will tell of the devastation and horrors wrought by lie Huns as they pushed into Belgium, Besides This They Will Receive Two Meals Each Day MEN READY TO REPORT Army of Helpers Will Be Ayafl- al)le From April to November. SOME TO GIVE VACATIONS the truths of which he will show by ' pictures taken by himself when h e ; t , toured through the battle region last i Lommillccg Start Ont to learn the July and August. Dr. Hiilis has COO different scenes on which he lectures. Members of the Navy League who' } have been disposing of-tickels'for the lecture have been hindered by reports i Revolver TTliich Yesterday i Wonld Sot M'ork Finally Responds. Says Mayor, Charging In Council That They Seek to Avoid payment of Taxes. Discussing a verbal -. petition pi propertyholdera to the east of Isabella Road in Connellsvilie township to be allowed to tap into the city sewer system. Mayor John Duggan, in council last evening pronounced persons QPNATflR FINDS IT' RUSTY i building on the outskirts "tax slack-!' M ' llfll V IV rllWO 11 IYUO11 1 era." They locate there, he said, to escape paying taxes in the city and then want city conveniences. Several families in the terrllory mentioned aro desirous of laying- a sower line and connecting witi the city system at the head of Wasilng- ton avenue." Councilman B.'L. Berg presented their ruquest." Council discussed tin case and decided the only method would'be to make flat charge since the law would not make collection of a sower tax possible. It was suggested that a fair charge for tap- page would be 5200 and Mr. Berg was authorized to so notify them. S. S. Snader and I. F. Van Natta appeared to protest against paving Davidson avenue white tie cost of materials is so high. Both were in favor of having the street graded and curbed t and a base laid. They said others which have been circulated that the entire proceed? of tire affair goes to Dr. Hillis. The Navy League in fact, is paying the noted speaker just 5300 for his appearance here and all over that amount will be retained for the purchase of yarn. Tickets for the lecture are being sold at ?1 each and it is hoped that the proceeds of the lecture will be so sufficient that it will not be necessary for Uie league to canvass for funds. Dr. Hillis' lecture will be the last he will make this .year on the German atrocities. He will immediately begin work for tie government on tie Third Liberty Loan, having volunteers Evidence, He Tells Jury, That it. e d nis serv jces. In his lecture he Was Xot Touched Since Found;; does not mince words, and has held Raps Counsel for Defense iur l'ro- !llls audiences spellbound. All who. German Reference; Verdict Today.; hare listened to htm lecture have de- Tlic Lindloy-Burkcy murder was given to the jury tlu's afternoon at 2.55 o'clock, at which time Judge J. l. Vim Swcsrin- gen concluded hi« cliar^o. The court laid stress on tie necessity of the commonwealth proving conclusively that the defendant committed thc crime, insofar as Oiis is possible in circumstantial evidence. With Senator "\V. E. Crow well on owarU the end of his argument for ! clared he delivered UK most wonder' ful talk liey ever heard. During the evening Dr. Hiilis will j present 29 Boy Scouts with the Lib- 1 erty medals v/on by them 1 in the Sec- I end Liberty Loan drive. ,Tie scouts who will receive the medals are: Wil- an a ase a. ey sa. ^ commottwealtllj , he mdicatjons at were also for this program but ajainst , ^ th case o( prank M thc case o( prank M , ; son McClaren, Robert Carpenter. j. Brown Higbee, Robert Schenck, ! diaries Berkey, Edgar Enos, Melvin Johnson, James SheeU, Demetrius Soisson, Wilbur Bridegmn, Homer Edmunds, 'Robert Springer, Arthur Hatfield, Grant Clark, Donald Buttermore, Frank Reynolds, Kyman Reider, TVil- larrt Herwick, John Boyd, Donald LaRue, Samuel Melnick, Paul Behanna, Cohen, Wayne Thompson, John i paving. Council arranged to go over U , dl chars ed with the murder of'wilhelm, James Graham, Albert Sois- t h _ * p t r n o t t h i n n f t p r n n n n \ J t ^ i ' the street this afternoon. Members of council were of lie opinion that if the property-Holders are anxious to have thc street improved Frank A. Burkey, would go to the jury'sou, Harry linos, Edward Clark. I by 3 or 3:30 o'clock tils afternoon.! Th e following four boys will re- Senator Crow began at 3.05 o'clock. ! ceive in addition to tie Liberty medal. The revolver found by Burkey'sj medals offered by thc Conaellsville body again figured in the argument.; Clearing House Association. For sell- Yesterday Attorney W. C. McKean ing the largest number of bonds Wil- DrrTuuTre^r'edDrogr'esson sprung somewhat of a sensation when j son McClaren will receive a gold thforLTratlon ofm*kt C gSage *e attempted to snap tie weapon and medal; for the second largest num- remo^T The trucks^avf beet puf-l" rofli«d to work. Jurors apparent-1 ber, Robert Carpenter will receive a chased and thc doctor is now arranging with a contractor for bodies for them. Dr. Utts suggested that council cat together some aCLernoon and . make an effor: to locate a site for a i about a few times and again pressed ly were unable to make it respond. [silver medal; Brown Higbee and Eob- This morning Senator Crow picked i t ' e r t Scbenck wiil receive bronze med- Ali four scouts are in Troop 4. up and pressed the trigger with simi-jals. lar result. He moved the chamber] garbage plant. CHILD IS BURNED the trigger. The gua snapped; It had become rusted. . The fact, that it had refused to work,.the senator said, was evidence I of good faith on, the part of the com' Son of Unison 3lioistpr Lights Paper | numwealtft and also evidence that, it TEAM-TRACK MINES 'of the camp theatres. These books are sold at $1.00 and $5.00, depending upon the number of coupons tiey con! tain. ' ' i ' Persons interested in local enter- Jtainments for tie purpose of raising 11 III Keceire. Qnota vi Cars "Under i funds to buy "Smileage Bookii" can Contemplated Order of Garfield. jnow be supplied by Mr. Moore, in- The announcement has been made j stead of sending to Pittsburg as has in "Washington that the Fuel Adminis- j been done in one or more instances. tration will shortly issue, an order providing for the resumption of a car supply to the team-track coal. mines. Onder existing orders .mines of this class, can secure cars only after tie ! Addresses "Will lie Made In local tipple mines in tie same "district iave ! Theatres on Two Pays. received 100 per cent car. allotment. I .Only two nigits tils week will be 1 Tie new order, wien issued, will i used for. Four Minute addresses in ! FOUR MINUTE SCHEDULE at. Grate! "When .his clothing ignited from a lighted paper, Paul Purnell, 14- months-old son of Rev. and -Mrs. "W. B. Purnell of -Daw-son, was painfully but not seriously burned last evening. The'child picked up a paper in. the yard of the Purnell home, went into the diningroom and,"reaching up over the guard in front of an open grate, lighted the.paper. On removing, it from the fire his clothing .ignited. His mother, who was in the kitchen, attracted by the had not. been touched siucp. found. Senator Crow scored Attorney McKean for intimating yesterday jn his address that A. JL. Schweibinz, associate of Burkey, was a German. He is a Pennsylvania Dutchman, the sena- !tor said. irftnimo I ITTT r VAKllSj Lll ILL' , . place tie team-track mines upon an j the local theatres, there being no ad- ! with tipple mines. ONE KILLED IN BLAST Fonrtee* Others -Injured at -Plant Jfear Pittsliore. By Associated. Press. P1TTSB0RG. Aprtl 2.--One man was killed and 14 others.seriously in- Tcmpc r a.ture Figures This Year Sear- jy similar to Those in 11)17. March .1918, was five degrees warm- el . t b a n y le sarae mon th last year, ac- child's screams, went to his- rescue i cording , 0 figures compiled at tbe and in a short time extinguished the : West ,?enn offices. In the past month flames. The child suffered bad burns ; tuo avcrage maximum temperature of the left hand and one -side- of the ; was 594 degrees, while last year the face and slight burns of the shoulder, j fig ures w e r e 64.4. i The minimum figures were prac- jticaUy the same, this year being only i .5 degrees cooler. Last year the fig- SEND 4,393 GARMENTS equality, under the percentage rules, i dresses outside of Wednesday , and j ' Saturday. On Wednesday night, Attorney Ross Matthews will speak at! the Arcade theatre; B. B. Smith at the Orpheum; Attorney F.. E. Younkin at the Paramount and John Dug- i parel, ; blankets, etc., collected during j The highest temperature during the j u r e was 33,7 as compared with 35.2 | liberal Response Is Jfadc to Appeal for the past month. The means aver- For the Belgians. , age 47.3 for this year and 45.1 for Twenty-two .cases of wearing ap- 11917. gan, Sr., at the Soisson. On Saturday, S. P. Ashe will speak at -the Arcade; Rev. Father J. T.,' Burns at the Orpheum; Rev. J. L. i Proudfit at the Paramount; John Dug- ' Vmnbar township to secure 100 per Jured. in an · explosion'at the plant of gan Jr at the Soisson. % en t membership in the Junior Red the Flannery Bolt company at "Bridge- I . · -- r ross campaign. There are 144 pu-jville, near here, today. Eleven of the-1 .Hospital Keport 3 enrolled in the school and the j injured, all unconscious, were brought! The following is the report of the 1 contribution up to date is J37.00., to hospitals here on a special train ! Cottage State hospital lor the month jfeacbers are Miss Nora Creedon, * soon after noon. , . | o{ March: Number of patients at the -RuJb, Beahm, Miss Fern Sherrerj Officials of the company said the beginning of the m"bnth,'.36; adniit- i Belgian relief week have been for-i Past month was 77 on the 21st and the warded to headquarters, it was an-I lowest was 17 degrees on the llth. nouaced today. · j T1 e figures last years wore 74 as the . 'Altogether there were 4,393 . gar- j highest on the 24th and M on .the Oth garments. All were excellent, some ; as the lowest. having'had little wear. SERIOUS WOUND AND IS NOW IN A HOSPITAL Connellsvilie Boj- Caught by Hoist While at iun Practice i'ear Atlantic Tori. Bert Howard, Connellsvilie boy who has made numerous trips across the -Atlantic with armed vessels convoying merchantmen and transports, is now in a hospital in New York with a wound in tie arm that will incapacitate him for two months or longer, according to a mes-sage received by his parents, Mr. and .Mrs. W. F. Howard of Sycamore street. "While engaged' in target practice on Sunday he was caught by a hoist and his arm so lacerated that 47 stitches were necessary to close the wound. He was at once removed to a hospital. He submitted to the operation to close ftie wound without any liind of an- aesthetic. · , Xumlier "Who Will Be Willing to Tolnntecr a Day or Two or'Week or More to Help Solve Crop TroWem. Teams to enlist the army of city labor whicb will offer its services to the farmers of this county were organized at a meeting held in the store of Hooper Long last night and a. minimum wage of ?2 and two meals was set by the farmer's wage committee, and agreed to by the committee representing the business men. The' teams which are to canvass for labor will go to work immediately and will report within a week. The members of the farmers' and business men's committees and several citizens who expect to offer their services attended the meeting to gut the campaign going. There was considerable discussion, over the minimum wage to be paid, the farmers' committee, consisting of E. E. Arnold, Flatwoods, John T. Smith, Duabar, and Frank A. Tarr of Dawson, drawing attention to the fact that it was being fixed for the whole county, inasmuch as it will be adopted by the Farm Bureau as its standard. It was further urged that unless the wago was made attractive, or sufficient 10 compensate many men for loss of time from their own work or business, there 'would be no incentive for men of this class to engage in farm work. On the other hand, T. J. Hooper, F. W. Wright of the com- . mittee representing the business and professional men of the city, pointed out that. large compensation for their services was not sought by the city men; instead they wanted to give the farmers all the aid they could. The reasons advanced by tie farm- 'ers were so convincing that it was finally agreed that the minimum of 52.00 per day and two meals, as established by their committee, be allowed to stand as a base from which to compute the value of the labor offeree, them and if a man is worth more than that, the farmers expressing their willingness to pay ..a larger price, for ex-' perianced -or capable men. £,' 2£ Arnold said it was the labor : that was wanted. "Even if it does cost money we want to §et the work done," he said.'There was much argument as to when the farmer needed the extra help most, whether in the planting season or in the harvest. It was pointed out tliat if he did not get his seed in, there would be no necessity for labor during the harvest as he would have no craps to harvest; It was de-. cided that the agricultural labor army would be at the disjposition of the farmer from April 1 to November 1. Pledge cards passed among the men present netted quite a number of days* I work.. There were some who made a ! set time -to be called on, such as dur- ' ing their vacations. Twenty-cwo i Continued on Pago Four. ·leorge. G. Gault. Farther Tfest '· TowiftjY formerly a linotype ior'at Tie Courier, but who ias i cause of tie explosion ias not been determined. , lieslgne »t , Matt Wdmer, a millwright at the 'o'cated at Bisbee, Ariz., for some j Sllgo mills has resigned there and re- ;nas left that-plac« and gone into i turned to his former position .with tie la San Diego. Cti 010 on in tills clvj He was | H. C. sou. Frick Coke company; at David- ted, 51; discharged, 50;-died, one; remaining,'36. · : ' ; . , , If ed In Cnmhertand. Edward. MclLaughlin of Gray's Landing and Carp Cence of Dunbar; Milton Cover and Edith Fisher of.Ber- lin, were..granted marriage, licenses at Cumberland;: Five Given Hcnrings. .Mary Ritchie, arrested on the West j Side for being drunk and disorderly : was discharged by Xayor John Dug- j gan this morning. One man got 48 Local rains tonight and Wednesday | b. O urs and onother paid a .J3.50 fine. is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Temperature Becorfl. . " . 19J8 H17 Maximum -- 70 72 Minimum -- - '. -- 53 . 5!) t Mean ,,.; -- : --- 62 66 The Yough river, fell during nighi from -1.60 feet to 1.55: feet the Two men are -being held as suspicious characters. They were arrested by City. Detective J. W. Mitchell: DISKEfl AT BAWSON TOR DRAFTEE. Mrs. 3. C. Levergood gave a dinner last evening at her home at Dawson to the Knights of .Malta in honor of her son, Hoy Levergood, who leaves Thursday with the draftees for Camp Lee. Petersburg, Vi. were laid. Covers for 18 TOM McDTTTRK IX THE jreCHAXICS. Thomas A. Mclntyre, wio enlisted in the mechanics' department, will leave tomorrow Tor Washington, D. G., where he will be stationed for a time. UEBTE3TANT GLASSBERX IS SAFE EC PEAXCE.! Relatives of Lieutenant J. Clark Glassburn at Scottdale and Councils- j MACHINERY HELD UP Lieutenant in Charge of Cargo Sends Greetings From Jupaii. In charge of a consignment of machinery from a large eastern corporation, which has- been held up at a Japanese port pending tie outcome of the chaotic conditions reigning in tie Russian empire, to . which it is destined, is a man who has on several occasions visited in Connellsvilie. He is Lieutenant Frank A, McGeehan- of Philadelphia, a brotier-in-law of M." F. Wiihere, a former resident of.tiis city, now with the Baltimore Ohio police force in Philadelphia:. The shipment is said to have been destined for Vladivostok, Siberia, but will not be delivered until there is some stable form of government established by the Russians. Lieutenant McGeehan has sent greetings to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Shaffer of Highland avenue, neighbors of tie Wiihere family, with whom tie lieutenant became acquainted while visiting Uio Wilheres. . Locates in Georgia. Edwin F. Apiilegaie has resigned ni IV.itlt drip. Misses Emma Grace and Ethel A d - j v i l l e have received word of his s a f a j n i s position in the billing department dison Dunn are confined to their , arrival in France. Lieutenant Glass- i ° £ the West Penn. Power company. to Ogdeo. avenue home .with severe at- | tacks of-the grip. . - (Continued or. Page Two.) go to Atlanta, |liealtl), Ga, on account ol oil

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