The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1918 · Page 1
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, April 8, 1918
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Connelkville's Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 6,605 VOL. 16, NO. 126. CONNELLBVELLE, PJL, "MONDAY : EVENING, APRIL 8, 1918. EIGHT PAGES. FRENCH 75S MOW GREAT LANES ON AMIENS RAILWAY; MACHINE GUNS AND HAND GRENADES ALSOCLAIMAN ENORMOUS TOLL OF ENEMY I HUN WAVES ADVANCING FKE BLOCKS EVERY ATTACK SAYS KAISER IS 0. K.; CROWD CHAINS AND DUCKS SOLICITOR, COMPELS HIM TO LEAVE TOWN Monster Mortars Make Appearance Behind German Infantry; Prove Cumbersome and of Little Service Thus Far; Teuton Commanders Shift Tactics But Return to Massed Formation Attacks and Pay No Heed to Slaughter of Their Men; French, Using One third the Number, Everywhere Hold Their Lines. AMERICANS CHASE (.ERMANS FROM FIRST LINE By Anoclated Preaa. Germany apparently Is preparing for another big effort on the wide battlefront. In Northern France. He»yy gunfire such as usually precedes an attack Is reported along extevsi-re sectors held by the British, while the Paris war office also announces artillery ac- tioB along the French front, The most intensive German fire seems to be south ^ ' of the Somne where the direct drive, towards Arnicas '· Is OB, aad north of tlie -Scarp* river towards the British left flank. ETEBT BAY DUPBOYES IJfTENTE CAUSE. WASHINGTON, April 8. -- Every day finds the 'Allies in. a better position to.resist.the Great German offensive. According .to an official review: today by the British military attaches here; y French, -British and American reserves are pouring in daily to »' defend Amiens. TWESTT-KtTE DIYISIOXS IN ATTACK. WITH THE FRENCH AKMY IN. FRANCE; April 8.^-- 'Twen- ; ty-flre divisions have been used by the Germans in the last lour S days in efforts to break through the French line and reach tie 'i railroad running south, from Amiens. All attacks have been ? checked by the wonderful resistance of the French, some CHRISTIAN CHURCH HAD ONE OF THE MOST PROSPEROUS YEARS HIIS Balance in Treasurr After Meeting All Expenses; New Officers Elected In Church and School. . 'While only partial reports we're submitted at the annual congregational meeting of the Christian church yesterday, such as were presented show the past to have been one of the most prosperous years in the history of the church. The report of George Stauffer, treasurer, showed that all current expense obligations of the year, had been met and a comfortable ibalance .left in the fund. Exclusive of the Sunday school. Christian Endeavor, C. W. B. M., men's Bible class, and the Philathca Bible class, reports lor "which were not ready for presentation, the collections of 'the year amounted to $5,302.45, as follows: For current expenses, J-I.O-lfi.- 50; for missions and benevolences, ?705.34; Jessie M. Cray .Mission Circle, 434.48; Martha Norton Bible class, class fund, J63.78; building fund. $11.99; Ladies' Circle, building fund, ?40.36. The cash balances in the hands of the trqfsurers of these several 'organizations-amounted to ?1,854J.U. The following officers were elected to flll vacancies caused by expiration of terms: Elders, "WT D. Colbont and John. L. Cans; deacons, H. E. Schenck, J. E. Angle, P. H. Weimer and W. H. Berger; trustee, H. C. Frisbee; church treasurer, George TV". StanBer; church clerk, H. C. Norton; assistant financial secretary, MisS Jean Porter; missionary secretary, J.-- Mclvin ^Orey; ushers,-I. y. Rouzer, Jesse B, JIbore, W/H. Berger, J. T. Rust, Edward Bishop, Alfred Hyatt, Harry Rcstofski, William Sticfcel, George Bishop, Ralph 01 Blair YoanJdu. Bower Leighty, Younkin aad whom were thrown into the lines as soon as they arrived onj At the election of Sunday school offi the battlefield. The Germans are obtaining 'only insignificant] cers, preceding tie morning reaults in. their attempts to advance considering the number of tsoops engaged, as the Gorman force is at least three times as great as the number of French.defenders. The cheerfulness and confidence with which the French go Into action is remarkable. They feel they are better than "the enemy and make light of .the German superiority in,numbers. The-French command continues to "work on the principle of usr ing the smallest possible number of troops to stay the German rush, thus retaining the'reserves for possible attacks.some place else. ' ' ' .^Powerful trench mortars have made their appearance behind the German infantry, but up to.this time have not influenced the situation to any extent and in some places the guns have been unable to approach within an effective range. On . the other hand an enormous number of machine guns pour an in- tense'barrage into the French lines and at. the same time the German infantry attempts under cover of its fire to get close to'the French lines in small groups and establish pockets from which to leap forward at the proper moment. -V This procedure was quickly utilized by the French and the Germans are now resuming massed attacks in -which their men come Under the direct fire of French machine guns, rifles, grenades and 75s which inflict terrible losses. The 75s do terrific execution, cutting "wide lanes through the enemy ranks. The enemy commanders appear to'pay little attention to this slaughter, their ainf being to reach objectives-whatever the cost Last night the enemy again attacked in the region of Gridesnes, but were repulsed sanguinarily and forced back to their lines with greatly diminished numbers. Farther south, In the vicinity of Noyon, they at first succeeded in entering the French position. Later, after the: most severe fighting, they were compelled to retreat, leaving the situation unchanged. ^ AMERICAN'S GO OYER TOP AFTER RAIDERS. f ? WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, April S.--On the front northwest of Toil Friday night the Germans attempted two raids, but both were repulsed. American infantrymen went out of their trenches on the second occasion and chased the Germans fromithe German first line trenches into the sup- Superintendent, Harry Resiofskt; assistant superintendent, w. H. Showman and Paul H. Beighley; treasurer, I.. V. Rouser; recording secretary, James B. Moore; .assistant secretary, George W. Scott; enrolling secretary. Miss Bess McCormick; superintendent port trenches. Details of the action were made public in official report issued tonigit: the following / , The enemy raided our trenches at two points. The first 'I ·- j " ft 'it ' \ "The enemy raided ou %f aftack was repulsed easily.- In the second the enemy was allow- : - ed to reach our wire entanglements. Then our fire opened and ·; a moment later the American infantrymen rushed o'ut in attack, * driving back the foe. The pursuit was continued until the first enemy trenches were emptied and the Germans driven back to their support trenches. . . . · "Enemy artillery activity was followed by extremely active * shelling by our heavy artillery, which silenced two enemy'^at- I teries." 275 CONFIRMED j*rge Clam Received Into liuaaevlate Conception t'kirck. A clas* of 27S persons was confirmed j-esterday afternoon at S o'clock la the Immaculate Conception church . br I 16 Rt - Rev - Ke * is Canevin, bishop of the Pittsiburg dJocose. In the class ir»r« 220 children and 55 adults, con- ·^«rts taken into the church during jit ,p*3t thre« or four years. mon and the boys' 'choir assisted the men in rendering a special musical program. Other priests.'present were Rev. Father -M.- A. Lambing of Scott- daie; Rev. Father John Canova . of Leisenring; Rev. Father John-'T. Burns and Rev. Father Wliiam iierz. Conducting Xisulon. Rev. Father J9hn J. Hegnery, 0. S. A., and Rev. Father Charles Branton, 0. S. A., of St. yillariova,;are conducting a' the-Immaculate Con- this" next 1 Bilhop Canerin was assisted by Rev. burg Cannino Corlzio,.a--Mexicajfl", was service, the. following church were chosen: of . adult Schenok; department, intermediate Walter P. department. ·Mrs. D. D, Brooks; junior department, Miss Beulah Gilmore; primary department, -Mrs. W. W. Kern and Mrs. Ross F. Lytle; beginners' department, Mrs. W. H. Showman and Mrs. Mary Brown; cradlo roll, Mrs. W. H. Berger; home department,- Mrs. Clara Cover; missionary superintendent, Benton Boyd; temperance superintendent, B. Remaley; .pianist, Jtrs. Reed, Miss Susan Gilmore and Miss Hazel Marsh; chorister, Jesse Barnes, Paul H. Beighley, who retired from the superin tendency of the school after 14 years' continuous service, was tendered a vote of thanks by" the school in appreciation of his faithfulness and fidelity. FORTY HURT IN WRECK Fliyers Collide Tt'itti Freight Snush Ifcar Amsterdam, K. 1". 'By Associated"Prflss. ALBANY, N. Y., April 8.--The Empire State Express which left New ·York this morning for the west and train No. 16, eastbound from Buffalo, collided, with a freight wreck near Amsterdam 'shortly after noon. The eastbound train-is reported to have overturned into the Mohawk river.' Forty persons were injured. SUES FOR DIVORCE Wife of It. F. .lohnston Alleges Cruel Mrs. Treatment. Gertrude Johnston of ,Con- F'or lauding the kaiser as the "best man in the world," a solicitor for a cyclopedia giving bis name as Charles H. Kiinge, -was roughly handled at Meyersdale by a constable. Kiinge had sold the borough school board a cyclopedia. He admitted German parentage but said he had been in this Salisbury, Somerset county, the other I country 40 years and insisted he is a evening-.. A Red Cros.'i -social was loyal American, nearin'g its close when word came to the crowd assembled there that a pro- German was in town.- Almost immediately a rush was made. Kliuge was dragged from the Hay Hotel where he. had .locked himself in, a chain was placed about his neck and he was led to a watering trough and ducked and made to kiss the flag. He was then taken to the borough lockup for th.e night The next day he was ordered out of town and escorted as far as The Red Cross social netted the organization J350, As illustrating the enthusiasm of the people a man bid in a cake at auction 'for 56 and then gave it back. It was resold for $20. A second cake sold first 'for $6 and then ?1S; A woman had won a cake on a guessing contest and it was being auctioned off when the Kiinge incident was precipitated. The last bid noted was 510. GREAT ORGANIZATION FOR PREVENTION OF WASTE BY FIRE IS LAUNCHED HERE DAWSON SUBSCRIBES $180,000 FOR THE Plan Submitted at Meeting of 160 Firemen THIRD LIBERTY LOAN Delegates Here NEWDOGLAWBNOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD BY MANY_PERSONS licensed Dogs Not Allowed Off Their Owners' Premises Ifnaeco mpanied. OFFICERS ONLY CAN KILL CROSS OF COUNTY ORDERED TO JOIN FORCES Instructions From Washing-ton Permit of So Action Bj- Chapters. j Total Reported to Date in the County Is $250,000, All Received on Opening Day. Reports coming to Liberty Loan headquarters in Uniontown up to Saturday evening indicated $250,000 was subscribed tbe first day'of the campaign, with Dawson coming forward with JlSOiOOO of this amount Dawson is the £rst town in Fayette county to pass its allotment and becomes entitled to - an honor flag. In proportion to its population the town has led Fayotte county in subscriptions to the three Lioerty Loans. IS GIVEN THEIR APPROVAL WORK TO GO THE SAME [/·licensed Dogs, {9 Interpretation of Ii»w by Attorney General; Anybody Can Kill Doffs, Licensed or Sot, If Caught Injuring Stock or I'ersoda. Considerable confasion exists among owners of dogs and the authorities with respect to-the provia-. ions of the| law which became effective January 15 last, under which, the campaign against unlicensed canines the 'reasonable control of some per- (Contlnued on Pasc Two.) EE. REVIVAL OPENS- Serriees Are l to be Condncted Two Weeks by Dr. IVestfall. The revival meetings at the Methodist Episcopal church got a good start last night A full house greeted Evangelist 'Westfall at the first service. Dr. ·Westfail will preach every evening for two weeks. The pastor and his people extend a cordial invitation to the people of Connellsville to attend these revival meetings. A largo chorus choir, mostly of men, is helping with 'the singing. Tne meetings begin at 7.30 P.. M, with a song service lasting a half hour. ConndlsTJIlc' and * 'Guiontown Had Shown MllUngness to Jlerge But Difiiculty Was Encountered IVith i?oiut Xarioit and. Brownsville. Orders have been received by Chairman J. Fred Kurtz of the Con- nellsvillc chapter oC the Red Cross to have the representatives of the executive committee meet with delegates from tbe Jiree other chapters of is now being conducted with'lnsijli; toe comity at TJnlbntown 'Wednesday city limits and also in the county. The new law requires that a license must be procured for every dog that wan six months old or -over that age; when the law .became effective. After the Jicense is procured dogs most be so taken care of by their owners that they cannot run at large during the night time. - The section of the law prohibiting night straying requires- that "the owner or keejer of every dog shall at all times between sunset and sunrise of each day." keep their dog within an enclosure from which it cannot escape, or firmly secured by a collar and chain so tnat It cannot stray beyond the premises, or under evening, April 10, at which time a consolidation of the four chapters, with Uuioutown as the headquarters, will be effected. The National headquarters o* tbe Red Cross has decided there shall be no vote on the question but that the chapters must carry out instructions. Whether Brownsville and Point Afarion will fall into line at the meeting to be held "Wednesday cannot be stated, but both organizations took a stand against consolidation in the recent effort to organize a single county chapter. The Bed of the Connellsville chapter will go on just the same when it is a branch of the county unit as now. The goods prepared here will be packed and shipped from this city; direct. Instead of going to Dniontown for inspection, the goods will be gone over by tbe local inspectors as at present Report of shipments will be sent to the county headquarters however. DOUBLE UNVEILING Veterans of SixUes and Boys Share Honors tit Yauderbilt. A very impressive patriotic sen-ice was held Sunday evening at the Presbyterian church at Vaaderbilt at which two service flags were unveiled,-one f o r ' t h e Civil War veterans, which has 13 stars, and the other for the boys now in the service, which has 20 stars. The service was opened by the,singing of "America." The honor roll was unveiled by Misses Georgia McBurney and Hazel Edwards. The flags were unveiled by Comrmmder "W. P. Clark and Captain E. tunn of ConneilsviHe. Captain Clark had charge of the meeting. Stirring addresses were made by_ Captain Dunn, Comrade Yarnell and Rev. D. C. White. J. B. Henderson gave a short address on the Third Liberty" Loan. On the honor rqll are the following names; Curtis C. White, Charles R. Johns, G. E. Reed, Allen S. Edwards, Harry B. Reed, Leroy Harper. Louis Marotti, Frank T. Mills, William Mills, W. C. Fairchild, Edward Marotti, Au- etocio Donadio, Colonel Harper, W. A. Reed, Tnomas Edward Strickler. Lester Barricklow. George M. Strickler. Jr., Quay Henvick, Allen Leighty and Ray Arisen. Children Included as Members of a Junior Association". DIRECTING BOAKD XAMED Superintendent of I'unnellsville department of Public Snfetj, Moving Spirit, is Made Chairman of Board; Firemen Hear Patriotic Addresses, The Western Pennsylvania Association tor the Prevention of Fire "Waste came into existence Saturday--the first anniversary o f . t h e entry of tbe United States into the war, also the date of the opening ot the Third Liberty Loan campaign, when upwards o£ 200 representatives of the firemen's organizations in this part of the state, in session, in tbe Slavish auditorium on the "West Side, ap- jproved the plan of M. B. Pryce, super] intendent of the Department of Pub- DRAFTEE KILLED HOOJt IS LAl-NCHEI) FOR FrUKJLES'S CONTBXTIOS HEBE. During the meeting of Western Pennsylvania-' firemen'-There 1 " Saturday evening for the purpose of forming a fire prevention organization Mayor John Duggan, who presided, launched a boom for another firemen's convention in Connellsville. The mayor said it is not the inten- lion to go after tbe convention next year, hut said he wanted to fcave one here before the expira: tion of his term as mayor. Jlr. Duggan's four-year term began on January 7. last. The words of the mayor were greeted with applause. l!Imer Piri, B. 0. KerenTMn, Meets I Death in Local Yards. ». Safely of Connellsville, for a fire EIGHT WOMEN ENROLL nellsville today filed a suit in divorce Girls Sign Registration. Blunks For Red Cross IVork Overseas. Since the call for women to enlist in the,Red Cross work for duty overseas has gone out,.eight applicants have registered at the office of J. Fred i Kurtz, chairman of the Connellsville! Chapter. The name of the registrants have not. yet been made public. LYNCH RESIGNS F. C. Few Madt! Chairman of Liberty IJoan Commercial Council. Owing to the illness of E. F. Porter, assistant superintendent of the Union Supply cc-mpauy, John Lynch, super- intednen-t of Uie Union Supply company, has resigned as chairman' pf the Commercial Council of the 1/iberty lxan committee of Fayette county and F. C. Pew- of Uniontown, . succeeds him. CMr. Pe\v is already getting his force together and will in a few days be ready to announce bis assistants. Elmer Piri, 28 years old, 'assistant foreman on the repair tracks of the Baltimore Ohio railroad, and a draftee, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon in the Baltimore Ohio -yards, when he was caught between two cars. The body was removed to Funeral Director J. E.-Sims' parlors. Later i t - w a s taken to the home of a brother of the deceased, Alexander Pirl, at Snydertown, where the funeral will bo held Wednesday, afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Pirl was born in Saltlick township. June Ifl, 1S90, a sou of the late David and Lucinda Duck Pirl., He (married Miss Margaret Nicholson of I Connellsville, who with the following j Connellsville, chairman; S. C. JaiilS! j brothers: 'William, Samuel and Alex- ' ander Pirl of Snyderlown; Frank of Akron, O.; Charles of Derry; David of Smithfleld; Miles ol Bverson, and Daniel of Scottdaie, and one sister. prevention body to aid in wincing ihe war and also to continue its work- after the war. Identified with tie organization will be every one of the 21,000 volunteer flrernen in the Western Pennsylvania organization; not in the Uuited States, service. Subsidiary to the association will be a junior association composed' of the school children. Direction of the activities-of tbe or- ganisations will be under, a fire pre 1 vention board of" five, men and the Board of Control ot the "Vi'esle'rn Pennsylvania Firemen's association. The board, named by President W. K. DeBolt, is composed of M. B. Pryce, Addresses Students. Rev. G. W. Buckner, pastor 'of the Christian church, spoke before the high school students at the chapel exercises this morning. Rev. Buckner in Uniontown against Byers F. Johns- I offered to give a .fS prize to the stu- ton, now of Youngstown, Ohio, alleg- ng cruel treatment. 1 John Miller of Moyer entered suit against. Lucy Miller for divorce, alleging desertion. COL. BAHXHAKT CA1TDIDATE. Sage of Sunnyside Enters Lists for tbe State Legislature. .Colonel J. J. Barnhart, the philosopher and sage of "Sunnyside," Dunbar township, has entered tbe race as a candidate for nomination . f o r the state, legislature on the Republican ticket · · · - . - · His petition is being circulated today. Mexican Killed. PITTSBUEG,. Apprii 8--After . he had terrorized passengers on a. Panhandle train, from. Cteica-gb,-to Pitts- dent who wrote the bos'*, essay on tbe "Stonroe Doctrine," as it related to America and England. 3Iiss Harris HI. . Edith Harris, an assistant clerk of the No. 5 draft toard, 'is ill at her South Side home. Hain and · cooler tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy and continued cool is .the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania,. . KOOSER A CANDIDATE Enters Itace for Legislature From the First ]«strict of Fiiyettc. Ernest E. Kooser, assistant superintendent of the West Penn Power company, and a resident of Connellsville all.his life, has announced as a candidate for nomination for legislature from the first district of Fayette county oa the Republican ticket His 'petition is in circulation, today and is receiving the signatures of many influential leaders and voters of his party in the district. TrTjeoler Boy Hurt. Harry Black of Wieeler, seven years old, received a bad laceration of tha left wrlst t yesterday when he fell on a 'piece of* glass. He came'to the Cottage State hospital for treatment. Kills 25 Dogs. ''Sandy" Watson, official "dogkiller" Cor three constables in the city disposed of 25 canines on Saturday. Watson is recciring ?i per head for the unlicensed dogs he shoots. Temperature Record. 1918 JIaximum -- ---60 Minimum.'-- 4R . '.-Mean -.' _____-_54 ' ·" 1917 53 31 '42; ;-rixe Tough, river remained staton- CJiA-nii-ht "t 1 f fc°t j Presbytery in Session. A meeting, of the Iledstone Presby. tery Is being held today in the Cen- Itral Presbyterian church,-Mckeesport. Rev. J. I*. Proud/it and Joseph McConnell are attending. : ratrlotic Lecture. Sam Small; will give aipatriotic lecture in-, the Presbyterian.! church at Vandenbilt on Tuesday evening, April 9 BeJleviin, F. W ."Adams, Vandeigrift Heights; R. M. Hickman, Johnstown; and W.-B. Alcorn, Mount Oliver! Under the plan submitted by Mr. Pryco and subject to revision and ac- ed in the next draft Mrs. Ella Adams of Brownsivlie s u r - i t i o n at the next meeting of the as-vive. Mr. Pirl would have been call-] sociation each retiring president of Ihe firemen's association shall become a member of the fire prevention board. Beginning wiih tbe 1919 convention of tbe fireman's association" the board is to be elected by the organization. The' plan in brief provides for the division of the territory in which there are firemen's organizations into units with a town or city as a central point to which others shall be attached. Bach unit will have its own or- SOBRIETY NECESSARY Is One in' the Essential (jualificufjons ^Examinations. Sobriety will be one rj[ the essential Qualifications which applicants must have in the mine examinations in tha Ninth Bituminous district which begns tomorrow morning in the Immaculate. Conception parochial school irnization. Firemen within the units hall here. Mine Inspector P. J. Walsh,"! are to become deputy fire inspectors chairman of the examining board, fl rcd under the rules will be required made this plain today, unquestioned sobriety to make monthly inspections ot property to detect and eliminate fire hazards. A proposal to have all companies under 30 members recruited up" to-'that number was dropped because providing workmen's compensation' for that number would-work a financial hardship on the smaller communities. Childr.en between the ages of 12 and 35 are to be brought into the association as a junior organization and thereby the association will have, it is estimated, a half million children IVsll be Observed by Local Post at i constantly on the job. Eventually, In -.---.i--vsTi m . i U ] e course of years, the boys thus trained, will take the places of the Only men of will receive certificatos.'he said, it being the policy to use every effort to safeguard the men in the mines.. Examinations for mine foremen will bo held tomorrow, Wednesday ' asd Thursday. This morning Mr. Walsh had the namos of 24 applicants. Forty- eight'are in line for the examination for fire bosses on Friday. APPOMATTOXDAY Yandcrbilt Tomorrow. ' Members of the William F. Kurtz Pout No. 104, Grand Army of the Republic, will jointly celebrate Appor mattox Day and the birthday of their comrade, L. L. Collins, tomorrow .af- ternoon'at the home of 5fr. Collins at Vanderbilt, leaving here on the 12.45 o'clock street car. ' . .Mr..Collins was SO years old yesterday, but a'grepd to postpone the celebration "until tomorrow so as th.e two events could be observed at the same retiring fire fighters. Organization ol the juniors is to be .effected through, the schools.- Conventions of the young people are to be held once a month .at which boys and girls -will read papers dealing wiUi.flre prevention. Girls will be. expected to report on home conditions, including sanitation; boys on conditions generally.' One hundred sixty firemen, It was announced, were'at the meetg^ Pr*»

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