The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on April 17, 1918 · Page 1
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, April 17, 1918
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Connellsville's Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 6,609 VOLL 16, NO. 134. '-..CONNELI^Vir^,.;!-'^'WEDNESDAY BVENJENd; APRIL 17, 1918. EIHT PAGES. BRITISH DRIVE INVADERS OUT OF METEREN BUT ARE FORCED BACK BEFORE YPRES South of Arras the Germans are Also Cbm- '-" pelled to Give Up Trenches Taken Yesterday From the British; Artillery Duel Rages on the Somme Sector; Successor is Named to Count Czernin. BARON BURIAN IS NEW AUSTRIAN MINISTER By Associated Press. , · . | LONDON, April 17.--The British have recaptured Meterenj on the northern battle front by a counterattack, it is announced : officially. The British positions before.Ypres have been withdrawn to a new line. . ... ' South of Arras the Germans were driven .out of British! trenches into which they had forced their way. Early this morning the German artillery became more active south of the! Sorhme: The British made a successful counter attack in the neighborhood - of Wytschaete. .Repeated German attacks on Bmilleol were repulsed, the Germans suffering heavy losses. : : "Yesterday evening we delivered'a successful counter attack : in the neighborhood of Wytschaete. At Meteren our counter attacks restored the situation and the village remains in our hands. Throughout the afternoon and evening yesterday repeated hostile attacks north of Bailleul were repulsed with loss to the «riemy. Bodies of German infantry advancing, in dose, forma-, ·tion were caught under the fire of our .troops at short range and [Suffered heavy casualties. "The enemy" also endeavored to develop an attack yesterday iafternoon east of Robecq, following the bombardment already reported, but his advance was broken up-by our artillery fire.' '· ."In consequence of the progress made by the enemy on the ;'Lya front our troops holding our forward positions east of Ypres have beeni withdrawn to a new line. Yesterday after- jiiopn jparties of his troops advancing over our old .positions were ;caught by the fire of-our outposts and destroyed;, · · . ' ' j "On the battlefront south of-Arras parties, of German infantry who had. entered; OIL trenches: opposite B«yelles were Jdriven out yesterday ^afternoon, with the loss of s'^erai-prisoners. |Our line in this locality has been completely restored 1 . ' "TVOW," DOG 3OSCOT OF HOSPITAL U3TT "V IS KILI/E1) BI CAB.' "Wow," tie collie mascot of Hospital Unit "L," is, dead, a victim of toe'wheels of a trolley car. "Wow" was .honorably discharged from the service after reaching an 'embarkation eainp oil his way to France. Tbu explanation given at the ti^ic was that the mascot grew so last that his soldier riv-inus we;e uniible to devise a mean? of smuggling him across the Atlantic. Therefore "Wow" was sent to Scottdale and had since been in. of A. B. Pickard of Mover avenue, Rodney Packard, a member of the unit, being the dog's master. "Wow"got in tap way of an Old Meadow car and it 1 crushed out his life. H-e will have a funeral, says the Informant of The Courier. . 3 ARTILLERY ACTITEIX SOJEKE RE6I05. : . · ; , ' I PARIS, Aprilj; 17:--Heavy artillery fighting, occurred, last ?night on the 'priricipal', battlefrents between the Somme and the ^Oiae, the- war. office fepdrts. -The statement^pUoy*v. ; , 'K "On the^froiii'between-.the' Somme iand: the ' occurred.'. ' "The French\carrierl out several raids, especially southwest lot Butte Bu Mesnil in;tlie.regi6n^6f Tahure and north of Flirey. |We took a number of prfsoners..' On. the right bank-6f the Meuse ·a German attach'east' of'Samogneux was repulsed." . · 'SITEJf XACJEDOXIAJT ' - · · ' : . · I TOW1JS CAPTTFT.D. i LONDON,. April 17.-- The Crreek and Brltisb. troops, which on Monday 'crossed the Struma river ;on the east- !»m flank of the Macedonian front. ;b*Te. occupied seven towns, the war 'office announces. · AX i LONDON, JiprU 17.^-The Germans [hii^fe landed 40,000 'troops at Helsing- ;fdr§, according 'to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch trom Copenhagen. B,UU)5 BUEIA3T 5ETT i · AtsiaiAS KISTSTEH. | .AMSTERDAM, April 17.-- Baron Bnrian has been appointed Aostrb- -Hungmrian foreign minister in suc- peesioo to Count Czernin, according f.b a Vienna dispatch. ..... | Barom Stephan Burian von Rajecz ·Vw minister of foreign affairs from aiptember 15, 1914, to December 23, *1916. when he was succeeded by l^onnt Cz«rnln who»e ; place he now iakes. Baron Bnrian has been Aus- irb-Hungarian finance minister since ponnt Czernin hms been in the foreign Office. Baron Burian tooic the place *l'Count Berchtold as foreign minls- ?.«r in 1914 and 'he was the author "of ?:h« notes to the United Stairs on the .'ai»e of the Italian steamship Ancona, jjonk in the- Mediterranean with the Sow of American lives In the fail of BONDS FOR CHURCH FUND Meihodlsfe Will Accept Them Towmrd Church Debt Fund. At a meeting of the finance committee of' the Methodist. Episcopal church, having the debt campaign in charge, Monday evening, it was' the opinion' of all present th^t the people should; support the Liberty Loan to the limit, and that under no circumstances should the church campaign stand la the way of. the complete success of the loan; but it was also the opinion of the' committee that many of our people -wishing to help both the 'Liberty. Loan and the church should be encouraged to do so. .So the committee is saying ,to the Methodists:- "Buy a bond, or ,bonds sind turn same over* to the church and you will-be'serving a double purpose." .The committee will' casn the -bonds and thus subscribers will help in,' paying the mortgage off. AMERICAN SOLDIERS HAVE MADE GOOD IN FRANCE, SAYS BAKER Tk« Big Thing Saw for America t« Do is Support: tie Wiir to the fullest Extent. By Associated Press. WASHINGTON,!: April 17.-- Secretary Baker, back.-; from a seven-weelf trip, -to 'Europe, today called on tho American people.' for; renewed support for- the: war. Tlie secretary expected. to see President. Wilson · sonic -time- during the day, to report on his observations abroad. ' . : · '"The .American soldier has made good in 7rance," Secretary Baker today .ai~ured newspaper men who met him at the war' .department. "Tho French and '..British., authorities , are uniform in their iiraise 'of. the cbnrago, endurance and soldierly qualities of ' . to db' ;i Js : to "support the- war,", thor'aeo- retary continued, "to support it finanr cially and with firm belief. The right "aria ; of -'America is la 'France. It is bared 'and ready to strike. The rest of ' the body is here in . the United States, and it must support the arm. This support should include subscription to Liberty Loans as well as moral support of high confidence." . The condition of tie American troops, the secretary said. Is excellent. They all are well physically and well in every other way. Their spirits are high, their .behavior is admirable' .and their relations with the French and British cordial and sympathetic, ho said. GAPACITif HOUSE Eleventh Annual Event of Con- nelisvJlle Lodge a Decided Success! Repeated : Kneores, Indicate the-. Measure With TOch large. Audience He- celves It; ~Vfar Eighres in I'tra and Also is iSore Seriously Considered. ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETE FOR LIBERTT PARADE Take Place Tomorrow Afternoon, Beginning at a o'clock. i The eleventh annual Elks Minstrels, sbagcd^by ConnelisvIUe Lodge No. 503 at .the Soisso'n theater last night, was a big success, every .feature ofit meeting- with applause or a capacity house. Kepeated encores, were called, for throughout .the .program and the, several .acts in the olio were esjwsclaHy fine. The stage settings of purple and white gave a beautiful background and the' costumes of the entire- company were new. . , Before the curtain rose the-assembled company sang the "Star Spangled Banner," ' while the audience stood. M. B. Pryce as interlocutor,'assisted by Doc-Huston, Harry Percy "William Glrard." Thomas Davidson, Doc Buttermore, Harry Louden, Al - Hampton and Ralph Morton, end men, kept" the audience in ^n uproar'wlih their original jokes. Present war conditions figured in many of them, continually bringing to mind th« present crisis. Popular songs were sung by John Davis, Ray McClintock, A. R, Duncan and Herbert Pratt Numerous enr cores were called for. "After the TVar Is Over" was the first number;'ttelu'g- sirag by. Herbert Pratt.; Ka-y-Jlc- ' (.Continued on Puije'.Two.);-" INTENDING POWiTRY : RAISEES AaffDilO PLEDGE CARDS to IHateh or Forchase Chicks to Help In. Cunpaign to lucraue. the Nation's-E«od S«pplj., ·Ji* a .part. o f , t WAR CES90B 1ECOBATE1 IS FRANCE. I WASHINGTON, A'pril 17.--Members. Sf Secretary Baiter's party .on-the trip |o Europ* brought to .Washington new Metails about the exploit of Colonel ; Douglas MacArthur,. the. former war Jlepartment censor, who recently Coined a French company, in storming ;i trench and coming back with a pris- 5 Going iriih the French by special ?p*rmission the colonel was missing hen the .action was. over. He soon |-eappe*red. leading a hie Bavarian ot- aeer by "the e«r with : one hand and Swinging ' a riding whip: .with the rather... Colonel MacArthnr, who- is-| ihief of staff of one of the American ^UvUiow, was decorated with.. the stench, cross of war for the part h'e jplajred. · · . . .' SOLDIER BREAKS ARM Hart .TIctl» ot Aeddcrt First PAYS 30 PER CENT Uniontomi Bank Receiver Sending Ont Checlu to Total of J3CO,000. The sixth dividend,'amounting to 30 per cent, paid by the closed First .National bank of Unipntown, starting tomorrow: The amount' is $360,000. . . . . . Including this'ampunt -Eeceiver J. H. Strawn will have'paid '80 per cent of the depositors' claims. Corvln Jn M. P. Corvln-of - Soutn ' Connellsville, who was convicted in Uniontown of criminal assault on his daughter, was taken to the Western penitentiary today to begin serving his sentence of 12 to 15 years. . ' . REACH HIGH MARK Total of War Savings Stamps Said In Schools is $1^37. The Conneilsville schools went "Ovjr^the Top" fa the War Savings Stamps sale yesterday. A total of 11,027 worth of the stamps, the high water .mark since the drive began, was. purchased by the schools of .the city. The high school and West Side school also reached. their highest totals. .Te grand total now stands at more than $8,000. ,. In the high school the students purchased f407.35. The next, highest amount was bought by the South Side and .Fourth wards, which totaled $289.40.. The Second and 1 Third wards toot out $171.80 and the West Side made, an excellent showing with $158.45. . DISCONTINUES GERMAN Language 'o Longer lj««d by Old St. Louis Chnrch. ·-. · By Associated Pr««s. ST. LOUIS,-April 17.--Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church, founded here 70 years ago and said to be..the oldest church of that denomination'in the United States, voted yesterday to discontinue the use .of the German language. WITH ANGUISH AND DEATH WITNESSED DAILY HUMAN SUFFERING LOSES APPEAL SOUSA MUSICIANS COMING James Francis lliirku Unable to He Uerc, But Address of Occasion IVill Be Delivered by Kv\. C. L. K. Cartright, I'ittsburg, Who is H'cil Kninvn. Arrangements are .being completed, today by J. t. Evans and J. E. Angle for the Liberty Lsan parade to be held .here tomorrow at'temooa at 3 o'clock. The parade will form on Veec'h street at the foot of West Side'hill and march over a route to foe decided on, according to weather conditions. The Great Lakes Naval Training Station band, consisting of 75 pieces, will head the parade, coining here from UniontowE.. Cars will bring the musicians to the foot of the hill, where they will form for the march. The band Is part of Sousa's famous organization, but he will-not accompany it. Every business house in the city is expected to close for the parade. It has been requested that the 'stores 2:30 o'clock in order to allow the employes a half hour'to get to the West Side and form in the p,irade. Every man and woman in the city is requested to be in the parade, and as many as possible are asked to carry UBERTY LOAN CANVASSERS MEET WITH ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION ON EVERY SIDE TOTAL OF 8146,100 IS HBJiRTT BOOTS KEPOliTEl) BY '1'EAHS. The total amount of bonds collected to date by the canvassing teams in the city at noon today reached $146,100. Only one team did not. report today, P. R. Graham's subscriptions for yesterday standing at $4,400. The following amounts, were reported: CAPTAIN. AMOUNT. 19iSOO Pryce ·WBlder t . Graham -Hooper - Crow ley Keagy Bixler- --.-Wright Leche Kenney Downs _ Ashe Total -- _ 12,700 _ 4.400 _' 20.500 _ 8,550 _ 8.350 _ 12,150 _ 10,700 _ 8,950 _ 3.900 ... 10,600 _ 25,500 _Jfl46,100 TO BECOME CHAPLAIN Scot-Male Men Entering Training at flags. The people of Conneilsvllie i EpSscopal Kentucky Camp. SCOTTDALE, April 17.-- Rev. John D. Van Horn, pastor of the Methodist Instances Are Found of Real Sacrifice to Invest in War Funds : ONE WEARS OLD CLOTHES i He Also Does His Own Cob: Wing- in Order to Save ! For U.S. MILL RUJV BEPORTS $1,050 Huge Clock That Is to Daily Indicate the Amount the Community Has Pledged for Loan is Erected on the Front of the Second Xatfoaal Bank. The Liberty Loan drive in Connellsville has resulted in the subscription of ?146,100 through the house-to-house canvass being, conducted. Reports from 11 of the 12 teams at the dinner served in the Masonic temple today Brought the totals up to that figure. Reports from outlying territory have not yet been compiled, and until they are the exact amount of money secured in the Connellsville district will are expected to turn out, rain or shine. The parade will start at 3 o'clock nome on a " sit not he known. Reports from four banla at the close of business yesterday showed a at Windber, was | total ot 289 subscriptions which bad i his pirsnis. Mr. | been turned in, either paid in full or and -Mrs. H. F. Van Horn, prior to ! on the installment plan. All the sub- going to Camp Taylor, Louisville, . scriptions secured by the canvassing and-last until 3':46 It is to disband ! Ky " wher ' ! h o wi " enter " Ilon a flve commltlee s have not been tabulated at the ; Camcgie Free Ubrary, where! week3 ' course preparatory to becom- i at the banks yet, and the total for the ani'address will ..toe. mado from 3:45 o'clock until 1 4:15 o'clock. The band Trill then, give concerts from that time to 5. o'clock, leaving here over the Pennsylvania railroad for Grecnsburg at 5:35. · · ': ' Thn address will bo made by Rev. C. L. B. Cartwrigbt of. Pittsniirg, for-' merly a minister at Scottdalc. He has been on the ·iecturo platform 'for some-time and^'is'considered an es- i Bntke' .ure.- of poultry raiaera. in Pennsylvania this year, pledges are requested from intending raisers - on-the blank form appearing elsewhere in this -issue of The Courier. Persons are asked to agree to set! one or more settings of eggs, or purchase baby chicks or breeding stock .unablo. to get here. . . . . . . ... - PROMOTIONS ON MERIT [That is the Only Vfaj to Get Them Over There, Soldier Writes. "You set them (promotions) on their merits over hero," says. Charles to produce them with the object in I A. ' McKevitt of Connellsville who is view of helping .to increase the food w ttfa the American Expeditionary supplrof the nation. They arc aalcel j Forces in France as a member of the to state the amount ot money they . Quartermaster's Clerics' department, can. afford to invest in the business and to give information, as to the area of ground available for poultry rais- ing'and the number of chickens now on hand. If the signer of the pledge cannot afford to purchase eggs or chicks his application will be. investigated by the local war .poultry commissioner and special attention given in such-cases. Bulletins and other information giving full information, enabling raisers to obtain the maximum results with the minimum expense will be supplied without charge. WATER BIIJyADJOSTED Families Without Service Dae to Se- .yere f old Ilcbated. The Connellsvillo Water company has made satisfactory adjustment of water bills of persons whose snp- ply was. cut off during the abnormally cold weather of the winter. In Edna street, where the interruption of service was due to the'freezing ot the main and where householders were without water for six or seven weeks, the bills have been, cut in half. It is said settlements have been satisfactory as a rale, though the rebate did-not compensate:the.persons af- fected'for.the labor entailed in carry- ing.water from neighboring homes. That amid the scenes of battle find in the hospitals in .the war .ravaged zones of. Burope human suffering is *o common that one-becomes-so ac- i cuitbmed · to it - that :-he preserves at Week l« Ue Servke. One week after' arrivins ut ileHenry, Fort Baltimore, Daniel Hart of ?3a«t Murphy avenue, fell from a motor frock-la*t week suffering* .a fracture if -the- arm. . H e ^was removed, to the 3tatei hospital No. 2 for med- I least a semblance . of light-hearted! new with t anguish ' a n d - death all around is Indicated in- a letter from John Harb*U(h of Victoria; near Ohiopyle, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Harbaugh. .His letter, different 'froni'-those tfaat- have come 'from Payette conntians across" the seas, says In part: "I have, been -working in operating rooms .'ever since I came to Prance. I am, or rather was, a surgical assistant: W« call all operating rooms 'theatres.''- So I have -worked in a theatre all the while; I drew $5 per month eltra fer my valuabls assjBt- ance: Now a non-commissioned officer. in charge, of the theatre. I started November T. All iny arms' life thus. far. has' been, spent with .men who are^undorgoihg opemtions, of .all forms. .Many are the Umea when'my arms,, hands -and gown have been dripping, 'with : human blood. Yee, mother, I have seen things that I will never rejpeat It la all eommonnlace to me .now. Human suffering does not ' touch me. I am calloused. * One dare not think about.what he sees. It would kill him. I laugh md. joke with death. all around me. It is the-only way. 'VAi must strive to be happy, - · "My work is not: hard now: and;I have less of. i.t- and. .mere responsibility. If anything,, goes wrong. I get the blessing.^ I viral :quitevweli and .happy, after a fashien.? ' · ' . · ' : . ' . '-.': FIREMEN BUY BONDS Scottdale Tolonteers Tote to layest S2,1Sfl in Third loan. · SCOTTDALE, April 17--At a meeting of the Scottdale Volunteer Fire department last evening the .organization voted to .invest ?200 of its. funds in Liberty .Bonds.. It. was. also decided to invest.?2,000 of the fund of the Firemen's Relief association and j $150. of the Firemen's Social club. This makes a total of $2,350 that will be .loaned. to the government. Bequest IB .made that members of the firemen's organization meet, Friday evening at 7:30 o' the borough hullding to; participate in the Liberty! Loan parade. in a letter home, referring to the fact that many Connellsville boys have moved up in the service at Camp Lee. "Not one of the boys who came over with me has been promoted yet." he continued, adding "but we all expect it soon. It takes time. They cannot hand you P warrant for a promotion" as soon as you get off the boat." "I can't say that I have been homesick one day since I left home," the writer goes on, "out I feel funny some times. I feel sorry for some of the fellows. Last night one m my room had the blues. He is married. Still it is pretty hard to get lonely in the. army because wo have so mucb fun. regardless of what we have so endure." NEGRQ FAKIR NABBED Collects Money From JSnsiness Men to Giro Colored fDraftefis" Sendoff. Charged with false pretense, John Lee, a negro, was arrested yesterday and... information made against him before Alderman Fred Munk by City DetecSve -I. W. Mitchell. He had been collecting money throughout the city, which he said was to give the colored draftees a supper before they went to Camp Lee. The. negro, had been, doing his soliciting la,-it week and had secured a large t .m of money, business men and individuals contributing to the fund. T-herc was no shipment of colored draftees, or any other, entraimwmt of negroes for camp on. Monday and he was. picked up yesterday on the- West Side by Patrolman Rendine. ing an army chaplain. j city will be sure to go over the halt At the conclusion of the course he ', hundred mark, will be commissioned a first lieutenant and assigned to regular duty. LIEUT. DUNN SPEAKS sAT FLAG"UEIUCATIOX. Lieutenant Paul Dunn, stationed at Fort Molt, N. J. T was the . principal speaker at the dedication of a scr- Much interest in the canvassing work has been shown by members of the teams, and many idle dollars have been, gathered up through the systematic canvass. The First National Bank has 311 subscriptions, and tie Union National is second with 74. The Title Trust ·vice flag at: the Second Presbyterian | Company reports 69 and the Second last evening, fur-' lougn. at his home' at Buena Vista. ENLIST rs BKITED STATES 3TATAL RESERVE FORCE. Bdmond D. Hurries and Hugh L. McConahey, both of Mount Pleasant, and Joseph Shazer and Dindle, National iankjg. The other, banks _ "Have hot returned" in'their' suTiscrip- tions yet. At one of the banks in the cify the story .of a real sacrifice of a local man to buy Liberty Bonds is told. The man has taken out ?200 worth in each of the three loans, which is a heavy financial burden. His bonds in the both of Jacobs Creek, enlisted in the j previous loans are paid up. and when United States Naval Defense-Reserves yesterday in Pittsburg. J,SO MTLLEX GALVS EIGHT POUJfJ)S EV AHMT. Leo Mullen returned to Fort Washington, ild., -yesterday morning after a 48 hour visit at his home at Trotter. Leo's friends were pleased to see him looking so woll. He lilies army life and has gained eight pounds since his enlistment. Leo is a son of Mrs. A. J. Miller. FRED JTEXTZKR he subscribed to the third loan on the opening day, the banker remarked that "he was going some." "Do you know how I got the $20 to pay down on this loan?" the subscriber asked. "Weil I'm wearing last year's suit this year. See these shoes, I cobbled them myself." Tho man expressed his belief that this war could not be put over until many, many other Americans did as he was doing. B. B. Smith's committee reported a $500 subscription' taken out by A. ! Enany of the West Side. The man HOME OX FUR10CGH.! has two brothers-in Assyria that he Fred Mcntzer, who is with the j has not heard from for three years. Quartermaster's Department, station- Reports are beginning to.trickle in ed at Fort Dupont, Del., is spending a 30-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mentzer o£ Prospect street. T. LAKBKRT IS TRANSFERRED TO EAST. Worrl lias been received that Furney T. Lambert has been transferred from Kelly Field, San Antonio, Tex., to Fort Monroe. Va. He is with the 20th Balloon company. from the outside districts and all indications are that active campaigns are being conducted.. Indian Head and Mill Run have both been supplied with additional blanks and the work there is going ahead rapidly. Mill Run has reported '$1,505 worth of .bonds subscribed to, and the money has been turned in to the banks. The I "· ' · - : -i Thundershowera this afternoon or tonight; Thnrsday, partly, cloudy. cooler is.the noon -weather forecast for Western: Pennsylvania, Tej ·jjcratBre-Record. : ..'-·'. . iais 1017 Maximum' ,, . Minimum.-1_ ' " _G8 -51 _69 62 37 49 - "The. Tough' river, rose during\th« riiiSt frem:7.60 feet to' 8:08'feet "'' ' [subscriptions were all "in cash. The huge clock, which will indicate each day the progress that is being made in the loan was placed over the Crawford avenue entrance of the Second National Bank yesterday. The hands were moved forward after reports had been turned in at the meeting in the Masonic Temple. Women from the Methodist Episcopal and First Baptist churches will serve the dinner to the captains and their teams tomorrow. The committees are as follows: First Methodist Episcopal, general chairman, Mrs. W. R. Clasper; vice chairman, Mrs. W. P. Clark; dining- room, Mrs. J. B. Davis, chairman; Mrs. G. L. C. Richardson, Mrs. -Robert Allen, Mrs. J. S. Miller, Mrs. H. C. Darts, M'iss Nelle Clark, Mrs. A. B! P:ersol, Mrs. Holland Pierson. Mrs. H. T. Crossiand'and Mrs. J. J. Buttermore; kitchen, Mrs. David Long, Mrs. G. W. Campbell, Mrs. J. s. Miller', Mrs! J. B. Percy and Mrs. Martha Cypher. I First Baptist committee--Chairman ·Mrs. S. B. Dull; dining room. Mrs' rr r\*M T/~vr» ! JOSBph Dtam aad Mrs - A - B - Sta'uffer; rKUM JOB| k1tchen ' Mrs - J - B^el. Mrs. Charles- I Hatfield, Mrs. Amos Halfhil! and Mrs. Making the remark "To Hell With | flee for his money. The police were | L. S. Showman. Aditional names will Liberty Bonds" cost John_Pyle, an em- then called and notified to arrest him j be added to this committee. SABOTAGE BILL Passes Senate and is 'on- Ready for Signature of President. By Associated Presa, WASHINGTON, April 17.--The sabotage bill, carrying penalties of 30 years', imprisonment and fines of $10,DOO for injuring war materials or in- Jierfering with . war industry, -was made ready for the President's signature yesterday, when the .Senate accepted a conference report -eliminating provisions designed to punish strikers on war contracts. Tho bill was sent to the President today. MAN WHO CURSES LIBERTY BONDS IS ROUGHLY HANDLED AND THEN FIRED ploye of .the Baltimore Ohio shops his job, and subjected him to some rough handling at the hands of other shop men yesterday afternoon. The man was approached by a girl in regard to the purchase of a bond. He turned her down flatly and as he turned bark to his work his insulting remark, was overheard by another employe. He jerked Pyle from Bis feet and several other mas. ran forward. The crowd grew . and reports are that a rope -was .prepared for .him. The action of the men w;u interrupted, by tiie shop foreman who was attracted by the . gathering of the men. Pyle- was -immediately, discharged when he appeared. Pyle went, to the offices this morning and Chief of Po- lici?. W. B. Bowers and Patrolman Rulii placed him under arrest. Tha Liberty Bond campaign pn the Baltimore Ohio was started off yesterday by a flag raising and address by Wooda N. Carr. The celebration was held at the roundhouse and with Congressman Carr's stirring words still ringing in their ears, the shop men couid not stand Pyle's insult. He had been employed by the railroad for only about four days. and told to go to the : timekeeper's of- dist chnrc'v Community Trajer Sleeting. Tho churches at Da-srson will hold . community prayer meeting this evening at 7.30 o'clock in the Mbtho- GAUFORNIAjSHAKEN .Most Violent Earthquake in Decade , Felt Last Sight By Associated Press EUREKA, Cal., April 17.--An earthquake, said to have been the most violent experienced here in a decade, occurred last night. . The vibrations lasted 30 seconds. No daamge resulted from the shock. Attorney Dnggun to Spenk. Attorney .lohn Duggan, Jr.,' will make a Pour-JIinute talk at the po- Hccnian's ball to be held Tuesday evening at the arnjorjt

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