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IT El ConnelbviDe's Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 6,696 VOL. 16, NO. 163. CONNELLSVUJjE, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1918. EIGHT PAGES. IM DOWNS, SOCIALIST LEADER, ARRESTED FOR SLURS CAST ON MEN WORKING FOR RED CROSS worn Statements of Two Persons Incriminating Him Secured ENOUNCED THE LEADERS ridence Sajs lie Accused Them of Making Misuse of "War Funds. GARBAGE TRUCKS NOT NEARLY UP TO CAPACITY THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A COKE SUPPLY RESTS WITH THE MEN Operators and Workers Alike, Declares Coke Director BlauveH TAKES TO. P1TTSBUR6 «t Spending Sight in Lwksp Vris-' ·ner Will be Amujned Before Jolted States District Attorney in 'ittsbwg for Unlawful V tie ranees. Charged with making utterances jnst the Red Cross, Jamts Downs, ialist leader, was arrested yester- afternoon and after spending the ht In the police station will be en. to Pittsburg today by an officer t here by United States District Draey Humes. Ervln Ritenour and is Trump have both made sworn ements that they heard Downs men in Connellsville were draw- large salaries through the Red ss. owns was standing on Brimstone ner, according to the sworn state- its, when he was approached yes- ay by Louis Trump and Brv-in mour.. Girls were collecting, for Red Cross at the cash register on opposite corner and this brought ie subject. ie statement sworn to by Ervin nour follows: met Louis Trump on. Crawford me and Pittsburg street and we ped over to where James Downs d and one of us spoke ol the is on the corner collecting for the Cross and Downs said: 'Do yoo T teat there are men drawing big ries from that Red Cross 3' I . 'No, I don't know that.' and,he '"Well sir, there are, and there men right here in town who are ring big salaries from the Red s.' Had I not known him, and ra. nothing of the Red Cross, his irks would hive made me think :, and I could not have believed that what he said was true, and i sure that it was his purpose to ct discreditably upon the Red s and the Red Cross work." ump's statement also shows that as was reflecting, on the Red 3 when he said big salaries were ; drawn here. The statement fol- etween 3 and 4 o'clock t went to where James Downs stood on stone corner, opposite where were collecting for the lied i, and we .got into conversation,' Xwns said something about them andllng the money right and not ig it to'the right use. He said ;e Campbell was there collect- I just know Downs when I see I heard him say someone told what he had said, and when e Bbcler spoke to him and asked .0 say who tolil him, he said he . remember who it was. He said in't think they were using it for ighl purpose. The way he said de one understand that the Red didn't use the money for the purpose." ras was locked up by Patrol- Rendine and no one eicepting .·rally was allowed to see him. .re are no salaried positions in ction with the Bed Cross in this ·icepting a few which are of a risorj- nature, in cases where ts are required to be at work the day. No officials of the branch e any compensation and none e canvassers soliciting for the s-ttnd are being paid. BLOWN TO PUCES r of Dr. H. i. Bell One of Tic- awes of Aetna Explosion. t George W. Bell, brother of Dr. Bell of Dawson, lost his life in plosion at the Aetna Chemical at Oakdale, Saturday afternoon established fact. It is thought 3 was either burned lo death or to pieces. Bell was next to the oldest emit the plant and according to a' -,n at thi ·works, who was the injured, he was eating .his in the building at noon. As the urti occurred shortly afterwards ·II was one of its victims. Dr. rho accompanied by Mrs, Bell, o Pittsburg Sunday, spent viral! dar/ yesterday at th5 ruins plant seeking information of jsing brother. All of the burn- les'.with the exception of a few beneath debris, has been re- George W. Bell was 4" years imarried, and -cslded with his Mrs. Mary L. Bell and his it Sheridan Pa. City Sefrlce Can lie Increased 20 BnsI- ness Hosses and 1341 Kcildonecs, Says Dr. Utts. By a readjustment Dr. C. W. Utts, head of the city's garbage disposal i system, has improved ii so that instead of being rushed to remove the waste the two motor truck squads can take on more business. The department can handle 20 additional business houses and 130 more residences before being up to capacity of the present equipment, said Dr. Utts. Under the new arrangement one truck is devoted exclusively to residential service, making collections twice weekly at each home. The other visits the patrons in the business section three tunes weekly. J. Henry has been engaged as manager of the department. Under him are two men, to each truck and another at the garbage plant- Everything is moving smoo'Jily. ViaORSlNGERSPLEASE Fall Hcuse Greets Itccord Maker Musicians at High School A full house greeted the Victor Record makers' singers last evening at the high school auditorium under ti-j auspices of the McDonald Music company and for · the benefit of the Navy League. The program was exceptionally fine, the entertainers, whose voices were known to many Conneilsville people, scoring in every number. During intermission Attorney Ross S. Matthews urged support of the Red Cross War Fund drive. CENT PLEDGE; Is Suggested o» a Cleans o! Bringing Importance of Cooperative ,, Effort Home to Everybody in the Industry; Labor Situation llel*rdiug Factor. STOLEN CAR RECOVERED Officers Locate Lndr-HaJre Machine In the Mountains, East. The stolen car of Harry Ludy and Dom Haire was found last night by Constable' B. Bottler and j'ohn Detemple, Pennsylvania railroad special officer, three miles (rom Connellsville on the Springfield' pike. The car was in. the hands of Clarence Sanner, and is the fourth that has been stolen, by the lad, it is alleged. · The car was found hidden in the woods some distance from an old sawmill road. Saimer was arrested. Raid Disorderly Honse. raid on a disorderly house in I alley last night seven per- ere arrested. Mrs. Levy, the tress left a |25 forfeit and six paid $5 each. The raid vfas by Patrolman Turner and EVERY MAN SUBSCRIBES Goo* Report Received From J'. I* E. Shops at fiickerson Run.' Of about 125 men attending a rally at the Pittsburg Lake Erie shops at Pickerson Run yesterday every one subscribed to the Red Cross War Fund, following an address by John Davis of Connellsville. It is said there is no doubt of there befng 100 per cent subscriptions among all the departments at the terminal. LABORERS QUIT. Xen Employed by 3faror at Sooth Councils-vine Want $3.50 Daily. Eight men employed by Contractor John Duggan on work at the plant ot the Capstan Glass company, formerly the plant of Ripley Cr-mpauy, at South Connellsyille, quit woik yesterday morning because of a dispute over wages. It was said the mayor promised the men more money but did not say how much. They were receiving ?2.50 a day and want ?3.SO. Kntty Pleads Guilty. K. G. Kutty of Connellsville, pleaded guilty in, court ia Uniontovm this morning to a charge of false pretense in securing ?165 from Mrs. Margaret Johnson of this city, and was paroled on condition that he pay $20 down and $30 a month until the costs and the money due Mrs. Johnson are pain. Two More Bodies Found. PITTSBURG, May 21.--Two more bodies were found today in the ruins of the explosives plant ot the Aetna Chemical company.' This hrmgs the total dead to S3. Towiey 3fcw Agent. Raymond Addis has resigned as agent for the Indian Creek Valley Railway company at Indian* Creek. W. H. Towzey of Connellsville has taken his place. If the Connellsville coke region fails to produce an adequate supply of coal and coke for the Industries engaged in the manufacture of war munitions and supplies, the responsibility will rest with the operators and workmen. Thus briefly stated is the view Warren S. Blauvelt, chief oJ the coke division, ot the United States Fuel Administration, has of the iritua- tion. To meet It he has called upon both the opa-ators and workers ol the region to pledge themselves to 100 per cent concentration of effort, energy, strength and determination, and thus eliminate the single' factor that is now retarding maximum production. At a meeting with the coal and coke producers, superintendents, foremen, engineers and others to the number ot 500, held in the municipal building at Dniontown yesterday afternoon, Mr. Blauveit briefly outlined the progress made in the direction of an improvement in the transportation situation, making it plain that the Railroad Administration is now in position to assure a maximum supply of cars for the handling of materials used m the production of war essentials, a condition which places upon the producers of coal and coke the obligation to forget every other consideration and unite in the spirit of cooperation to deliver the maximum output of their operations. Following Mr. Blauvelt, Trooper Herbert A. Scott, a member ot the New Zealand contingent of the "Amacs," gave one ot the most vivid portrayals of life on the battlcfronts of Europe that have been heard in Fayette county. Trooper Scott participated in the Dardanelles campaign, was serioualy wounded, recovered and returned lo ^service, the last time on the western front where he was burned with liquid fire. He is now touring the country wrth a view to arousing workers, , particularly miners, to the necewsity ot speeding up production. Concluding his address he declared that the war will not be won alone by the men who are sacrificing their lives on the field of battle, but by the complete and wholehearted cooperation of the people here at homo. Giving his suggestion concrete form Mr. Blauvelt asked that the coal and coke operators select a committee to secure a formal pledge from each to (Continii«d on Paso Two.) CROSS TEAMS XAKES JfllfB START j L\ ivllt Fi;SD DBIYE. Reports by the Red Cross canvassing teams today, totaling $8,038 follows: Captain Amount Kenney if 814.00 Keagy Downs-- Bixler -Campbell- 'Long-- __ Trader_ Pryce Leche Graham ProudfiL Total- 656 50 803.50 2,012.00 510.00 628.00 , 423.00 367.50 689.00 300.00 1,22.00 710.50 $8,038.00 $8,038 SECURED FOR RED CROSS WAR CHEST FIRST DAY Goal of $20,000 3r Noon Tomorrow is Fixed at Today's Luncheon- MONTM'CORMICK IS GIVEN LONG TERMIN PRISON Two and Half to.'Four Years Meted Out to UnioutoTm Gunman. ALONG MERVILLE SECTOR IS REFUSED Hill Judge K. IT. Keppcrt in Passing Sentence Says Defendant Was Given Full wnl Fair Trinl aild Curries Oat J(irj'; BecoBimrudttiiOB of So Jtercy. ANOTHER B.0. CONTEST Girls at Division Offices Enlisted in Canvass us They Were in the liberty loan Drive, Superintendent Kroupliton Announces; As lie Loads. LIGHT VOTE POLLED Total Cast to Soon in ConnellsTille Only 302. Up to noon a total of 302 votes had been cast in Connellsville in the primary election. The Seventh ward Was In the lead, w i t h ' t h e - F i f t h in last place. The figures by wards are: First ward Second ward Third ward -Fourth ward F.ftb. ward -Sixth ward -Seventh ward -- . 40 . 24 . 27 . 32 . 30 . 33 .116 in Scrape. Richard Blown, colored, wai^ arrested yesterday by Constable B. Rottier on charges of felonious assault, having attempted to cut Felix Clark, also colored, with a razor. Clark, the defendant, was also charged with assault against William Jackson. Brown was discharged. Clark will be given a hearing before Alderman Fred Munk tomorrow. Leaves Hospital. James Landymore, a Pittsburg Lake Erie engineer, who was painfully injured when he fell from his engine, was discharged from the Cottage State hospital, and accompanied by his sons, William and Charles Landymore, has returned to his home at West Newton. Fairbanks Holds Own. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 2L-- Charles W. Fairbanks, vrho is critically ill here,, continues to hold his own, according to an announcement made at his home early today. M'ADOO REMOVES PRESIDENT OF VIRGINIAN RAILWAY FOR NEGLECTING TO OBEY ORDERS WASHINGTON, Hay 21.--C. W. Huntingdon of New York has been removed by Director General McAdoo as president'of the Virginia Railway for disobedience of the Railroad Administration's order for maintenance and improrement of his road. J. H. Young of Norfolk, Va,, has been appointed federal director of the road. The Virginian is a coal carrying road running from Deepwater, W. Va H to Norfolk, Va. Huntingdon is the first railroad president to be removed by Director General McAdoo, but it was hinted today at administration headquarters that similar action might be taken against other executives who do not cooperate well with the federal management. The complaint against Huntingdon was that he failed to comply promptly with suggestions and orders of the railroad administration, insisting on technicalities involved and consulting at length, with the road's counsel before carrying out instructions. First reports of the canvassing teams at work in the Red Cross War Fund drive teie, made at the dinner at noon, showed a total of ?S,03S collected since the opening of the campaign yesterday. All twelve teams are soliciting prospects today, and aa effort will be made to reach at least the ?20,00fl mark by tomorrow noon. The teams have been instructed that Thrift and War Savings Stamps must not be accepted for contributions. The cash registers operated in the city yesterday Look in a' total of 5262. -V£ H. Broughton, superintendent of the Baltimore OUo railroad announced that lie !aad started a contest in ConneUsville among the girl employes to get contributions for the War Fund. Cards iji the shape of railroad passes have been printed and are being sold to the railroaders for not less than $2. A subscription of ?S5 to the fund will be.made by the-ma- chlnists' union of this city. Uniontown took an excellent start last night when J16.000 was reported as the result of the first day's drive. Unkmtown's oCicial quota is $52,MO. but that city lias voluntarily raised the total to $100,000. lOn Thursday, a picture showing the work of the Red Cross,, being run in moving picture thea.tres all over the country in conection with tiho present drive, will be shonn at the Paramount theatre here. The picture will be in addition to the regular program. Canvassing committees named for the drive in Indian Head and Champion follow: Indian He*!, J. W. Gorman, chairman; I. L. Sparks, secretary; J. W. Easton, Inmes S. Miller, Joseph Kennedy, S. £5. Crampr and J. H. Immel. Champion, Samuel Solomon, Nelse Terwilhngci, W. P. Miller. The Pennsrille committee follows-Elmer Blgley, chairman; Mrs. Mabel Detwilrr, secretary; Miss Cora Richey, Mrs. Frank Richey, Mrs. William Hay, John Vance, Mrs. George Detwiler, Mrs. Elmer Bigley, John Jones and George Detwiler. THREE QUARTERS OF MILLION 21ERS LATEST ESTIMATE All Becoming 21 Since June r, 1917, Citizens and Aliens, Must Register for Service. By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, May 21.--Estimates today by Major General Crovcder, provost marshal general, indicate that probahly three-quarters of a million men will be obtained for the army by by the registration on June 5 of all youths who have attained the age of 21 yeirs since June 5, last. A statement by Secreary Baker giving the estimates «and outlining plans for the draft given out today reads: "Probably three quarters of a million of men will he added to the American army in the making by the registration on June 5 next ot boys vrho have reached the age of 21 since June 5, 1917, or will oe 21 on June 5. 191S. This was estimated by Provost Marshal General Crowder who will direct the registration. r Fair tonight and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. v Temperatnre Record. 1917 191S Maximum - 86 87 Minimum -- 64 56 Mean 75 72 Declaring that the case has been fairly tried and that the court had no desire to go further into it. Judge B. H. Reppert, at the weekly session of court ill Uniontoivn this morning, sentenced Mont V,". McCormick, Un- jontown constable, to an indeterminate term of from two and one half to four and one half years in the Western | Penitentiary for shoodng George Adams, a Uniontown man, in the Gallatin Hotel, Uniontown, a. few months ago. The jury which convicted McCormick of assault and battery and aggravated assault and battery recommended that no mercy be shown the defendant. When McCormick was called for sentence Attorneys Harry W. Byrne and Jolm Duggan, Jr., made pleas for leniency. The intercession in behalf of the defendant provoked the statement of the court that tha case was closed. McCormick had been constable the Sixth ward, Uniontown, for several years. At the opening of the trial Judge Reppert informed the wry that it must bring in a verdict; that he was determined there should be no scandal attached to the case. .McCormick shot Adams in the hip. A new trial was refused hi the case of William White against German township, in which a verdict of 51,000 was rendered in bebaU of the plaintiff. Wiiite was riding a horse along a public road which had been undermined by the removal of coal. His horse sank into a hole and a shoe caught his arm, mangling it. In the case ot the Parsons Construction company against the borough of Fayette City, submitted to Judge Van Swearinsen as a case stated, the court rendered a decision in favor of the defendant. In connection with the contract for the paving of ConnellsviJle street, Fayetie City, there was an agreement that before the borongii should settle finally tor ttie work the contracting company must pay all bills pertaining thereto. The court ordered that if the amount owing from the contractor, ?1,167.58, be not paid within 30 days, that the borougii pay it and deduct the amount from what is due the construction company. The case of Eli Harris, 12 years old, charged with, stealing $20 from the residence of Simon Brown at Brownsville, where he is employed, was held over. Richard Do) loft ot Pittsburg, entered a plea ot, guilty to a charge of breaking into the scale house of the ·Washington. Ran railroad and v,as I sentenced to jail for 00 days. Dol- lo£f stated that he and another boy, ! whose name he did not know, broke j WIFE OF SOLDIER TO BECOME NURSE AT COTTAGE HOSPITAL Habbaad, Hoy .TT. Uroiviu is 3Lomber of llitli Infantry, and Has Arrived Overseas. The family of Roy M. Brown, a well known Baltimore Ohio fireman, of East Fair view a,venue, is do.ng even more than its bit in helping to win the war. Mr. Brown is a member of the 112tfk Infantry, U. S- A., which has arrived safely overseas, according lo a card received by Mrs. Brown yesterday. -Mrs. Brown, anxious to have a patriotic s\ Oman's part, m the great undertaking, lias turned the know]edge and experience gained as a student nurse in the Homeopathic hospital, PitLsbur^, prior to her marriage, to account, and will lake a position at the Cottage State hospital here within a fev days. A young daughter, the only child in t/he family, will be cared for by her grandmother wh.le Mrs. Brown is oa duty at the hospital. Push Followed Success* ful Move Forward By Haig's Men Last Night SIX MACHINE GUNS TAKEN Heavy Shelling 1 Preceded thd Thrust By Hindenburg's Massed Lines. 412VAMES rN" CASUALTY LIST JtT. HBADDOCK C1/EIIK Tiirce -ire Killed in Action, THiile Seven Deaths Due to Accident Are Contained in Day's Report From, Cieu. Persliing; American Flyer Dies By Associated Presa. LONDON, May 21.--Northwest of MervUle, in tie Flanders salient, the British improved their positions last night, the -war office announces. Thirty prisoners and six machine guns were taken by the British in this jv imrv wnvirv 'operation. r, ^ , , , , A counter attack on the new posi- Allan MacDonald, supply clerk for )jons Ia ,. nche( , ^ morning ^ a W. J. Rainey at Mount Braddock, Enlisted in the Maohin:sts corps and has gone to Columbus barracks. ORAL ITEniBAUGH AKRITES OVERSEAS News was received by Mrs. Charles E. Enos o£ Sycamore street of the penod of heavy shelling was crushed by the British artillery and machine guns. L\ CASUA1TT LIST. WASHINGTON, May 21.--The cas- s, r,nos 01 sjcamore bi r TM m ""=l u alty list today contained 4; names, ;afe arrival overseas of her brother, dKjded ^ foljowf .. (Continued on Page Two MORE CARDS ARRIVE Numerous Messages Tell or Connells- Killed in action, three; died of wounds, one; died of accidents, seven; died of disease, two; wounded severely, 18; wounded slightly, eigbt; missing in action, two. villc So-ldiers Getting Over. Messages from members ol Company D and the Hospital Corps con- j ttnue to come in the mails, announc- j ing the arrival of the boys overseas. ' Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Dilworth of I East Washington avenue, received two cards yesterday from their son. Lieutenant Montgomery Dihvorth, of j LfECTESAXT CRAXE, PHEuADELPflrLUf, KILIF-D. LONDON, May 21.--Second Lieutenant Mortimer Crane, ol the British Flying Corps, has been killed while flying m Great Britain and was buried Monday. He vcas a son ol T. J. Crane of Philadelphia. Crane joined' i' 1 | e American army ^,-heu Uie United Mrs. JlaBg.e Miller received cards!f tale f , mte "* the war - tut wsSin ? from Uieir son and husband. Private j t o / et ' nto ^Y 6 ser " ce l!0 obtained Harry A. Miller ot Company D. Mr. a d ' s *"-Se and joined the British and Mrs. George Freeman of Greenwood received a card from their son, Frank Freeman, of the 110th Regiment Hospital Corps. Toney Renock of Wheeler has arrived safely overseas, according to a card received by his parents. He 15 with the 130th Regiment Mr. and Mrs. John Stillwagon North Pittsburg street, have received a card from their son, William, who is with the 110th Regiment. 1 army. GArXT FAMILY APPEARS AS ENTENTE AIXY. LONDON, May 21.--"I feel confident that the time is at hand when start medieval family will join the Entente as a political and military ally against Germany and Austria," the correspondent of the Daily Mail telegraphs from France, near the Swi=s border. FOUR-MINUTE SPEAKERS Tho correspondent says he draws tfiis conclusion from oral statements by an authentic witness "whose observations extended up to the end ot April. Red Cross Drive Topic for Discussion The great masses of the German and During Tnis IVcet. i Austrian peoples, this informant de- The Red Cross War Fund will con- j clar! », are more than sick of the war. tinue to be the tojic of discussion by I T h e y Ullnk and ialk ot nothing but the Four-Minute men at the theatres. bread ' and tDOIr moi-al e s so low The following are the speakers for tonight and Wednesday night: REGISTRY OFFICES HERE Tonths From No. 5 District WD1 Be- port at Title Trust Building. , Youths who have become ot the draft age since J-une 5, 1917, and who will register under the new draft on June 5 this year, who come in District No. 5 o'f Fayette county will register at the oflices ot the Local Board in the Title Trust building here. The offices will be open for registration betvveen 7 o'clock A. M. and 9 o'clock P. M. The No. 5 district is comprised of all of Duuhar township, Henry Clay township, Springfield township and Saltlick township, and the boroughs of Dunbar, Vanderbilt, Dicfcerson Run and Markleysburg. Rev. J. T. Burns at the , Rev. J. L. Proudnt at the Paramount and John Davis at the Soisson. Wednesday-- S. R. Goldsmith at the Arcade, John Duggan, Jr., at the Or- pbeum, S. R. Goldsmith at the Paramount and S. P. Ashe at the Soisson. that the governments are fearful of Bolshevik movement?. The narrator said he and his family bad 3ived for ·weeks almost entirely on mushrooms gathered in a forept outeidc the towa in which he dwelt. "People often faint m the -streets from hunger," said he. "Even the soldiers do not have sufficient food. It is a common sight to see soldieis begging for food. Everybodv is convinced CTDECT TiACACTTDCC tACC Uhat the expected food relief from MKHtl IMMSllKilS FAbb | Ukraine ia a mirage. "The three worst months, Julie, July and August, are yet to come. Last year there was almot nothing lo eat Couneil Adopts Chestnut and Davidson Avenue Ordinances. la a five-minute session last evening m these months but cucumbers and council adopted the ordinances tor ' fruits. Typhus became epidemic. The the improvement of Chestn::t street people are shuddering at the prospects and Davidson avenue, and accepted i of these thiee months now." the resignation of Henry Geiger from the police force. No action was taken relative lo contracting for the work on the two streets. Geigcr 1=5 quitting to accept another position. Troop Train Ditched. TBXARKANA, Ark., May 21 -Troop train No. 551, northbound, was wrecked near Garland Cil/y, today, the engine and four coaches being overturned. The engineer and fireman are reported to have been killed and 16 or more soldiers injured. Bicyclist Brenks Leg. Regis Lowney, 15 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jere Lowney of Edna street, suffered a fracture of the right leg above the ankle yesterday wb.cn he fell off his bicycle. Complain of norungp. Residents of .Mo'rrell avenue complain that persons are dumping garbage at the entrance to the old Blackstone mine and burning it. , In the MISSING GIRL FOUND TJrsina Lass «f IS is Locuted by Father at Local Home. Miss Grace "Whipkey of near Ursina, who with two men, disappeared from her home last week, was located here yesterday and taken home by her father. The girl, who is not 15 years old, liad been a maid m tbe home ot h.imid atmosphere of last night the i Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Leiberger in West odor arising therefrom was anything 1 Peach street, since last Friday. but pleasant. ' After hearing the disappearance of. j the young girl from near Ursina dis* cussed in the Leibc-rger h'ome yester^ Returns to Camp. Sergeant Thomas Baker returned to Canip Lee Friday after spending a five-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Baker of Pennsville. The Yongh river rose during night from 2.50 feet to 2.00 feet. the LABOR SO SCARCE YOUTHS CHARGED WITH THEFTS ARE RETAINED BY EXPRESS. CO. Owing to the shortage of labor offi-jdon reformatory. dais of the Wells-Fargo Express com- The defendants who were in the em- pany, through assistant Ditrict Attor- ploy of the Wells-Fargo company, ney H o'May appealed to the courts j were charged by the company with to have Allen. Helms, Herman Marcus, [ stealing merchandise amounting from Sidney Stahl and Serbis Lefer, all o f ' ? 5 0 to $175, but because of the scar- day, the girl very 'suddenly announced that she was going to go home, but gave no excuse for leaving, VTlien she left the Leiberger hom^ she stated thai she was going to the St. James hotel to inquire about a tram to \3rsma. She -was traced thera by i datives The girl wlien coining to the Leiberger home gave her name as Rosella Brown. It is said that on of the men the girl left home with was Miles, Romesburg. Her other conv panion was arjestea near Ursina. Connellsville, charged with, larceny, paroled. The court Informed Attorney May that there would be very little paroling from now on, stating that the practice was about worn out by the public imposing upon the court. The city of labor they were retained in the company's employ, following their arrest last week. Ferry Memorial Day. Perryopolis is preparing for j'oung men were all sent to Hunting- monal Day services. ITe- · Two Die in Wreck. PANAMA, May ii.--Two persons were killed and 45 injured, flve seriously, when a Panama railroad train, was derailed at Zamboa today. Two Americans were injured. Most of tha other victims were West Indians. Scnrlet Foyer Reported. One case of scarlet fever was reported to the Board of Health thij morning.

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