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r ^--- ·· ; Connellsville's Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 6,728 VOL. 16, NO. 168. CONNELLSVILLE. PA.. MONDAY EVENING, MAY 27, ISIS. EIGHT PAGES. REIGHT RATES INCREA CENTS PER VAGE INCREASES ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING AND HIGHER COSTS OF SUPPLIES CAUSE rder Issued Today by Director General McAdoo to Meet. Deficit in Operation by Government; ^Freight Increase Effective June 25, Passenger June 10. j AL AND COKE ADVANCES15TO 75 CENTS TON! TAKK FIVE FOR KJIOJUES XA1* 30. HARRISBURG, May 27--Governor Brumbaugh, in a proclamation issued yesterday, calls upon the people of the stato to set aside "Five Minutes for Memories," ou Memorial Day, during which time, ho says, "let the bells be Rolled, flags placed at, hall stalt, ajad our people all with one accord, bare headed aud reverent, pause aai give fitting respect to the soldier anil sailor, dead and dying, ^hose lives have gone out that \ve may live." PARADE TONIGHT Red Cross and Draftees to Sliaro Honors of the Occasion. Usual Services VTill Be Held in Hill Grove and Chcsnut Hill Cemeteries. WILL BE BUT ONE SPEAKER 1 PROGRAM IS COMPLETED EOT. Cloyd Goodnjgtt to Address Throng lit the Cuniegie Llbnixy Lunn; Hundreds Coming FTOUI the Outside to 1'artietpaUj jn jPagetmt. Details for the Occasion Are Sade Knowu i · Order hy Commander W. X'. (.'lark ui William F. Kurtz Post jioj Scouta uud Cadets Assist. EFFECTIVE ON SATURDAY By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, May 27.--To meet wage increases just an- nced and higher cost of coal and other supplies this year, actor General McAdoo today ordered railroad freight rates in United States raised Uo per cent and passenger fares increas- o three cents a mile from the present basis of about two and half cents. . , | . ._ _--. It is estimated that the program will bring between ?800,-i|»j/mB»cir IM WATCC AF 000 and $900,000,000 more revenue within the next year. It; INl/KLttit 1W WAuLj Ur -esents by far the biggest rate increase in the history of rail-! p All RfiAf) IHFN RFPOMFS The new freight charges which cover both class and com-i lity rates become effective June 25 and the passenger increase' go into effect June 10. , · ( I $300,000,000 ( ue Added to Income of ravelers in standard sleeping and parlor cars are required About 2,ow,(xo Workers; Buck ay three and one-hai:" cents a mile in addition to Pullman! ray For Ail. · and in tourist sleeping cars three and one-quarter cents.' WASHINGTON, May 27.--General iman rates remain the same. paj increases for nearly 2,000,000 Special excursions, mileage, convention and tourist rates, iraiu-oad employes, aggregating over 1 a few exceptions, are discontinued. Privileges such as!««".»o,ooo a year. £ avne j^ TM' v-over and free side trips are abolished. Excess baggage'"j^TM.^ jun^T aLd "retroacth'e to' rges are increased. J January 1 last. One hair of this ln- Both freight and passenger rates on boat lines on the lakes:crease "will be distributed within the rivers or coastwise by railroad arc to be raised proportion-(next few weeks as back par m sums y with the general increases. | ranging from ?ioo to 5200 each. Exports and import freight rates are ordered cancelled a n d j Practical ij-^uil of tho jocommenda- higher domestic rates will apply to and from ports. A num-. tlons °^ ^ e ^^"^ ^th^ Director of class increases instead of percentage additions are order-1^n"," 0 ^'^ departure therefrom or coal, coke, lumber, ore, stone, grain, cotton, livestock, j J emg ^ u,,, Bowing particulars: ,ts, sugar, bullion, and Dther^commodities. w . ,, j Toe-principle ol,.th« basic eieht- Flat increases are'prcvidecf'for coal carried under commod-, hour day is recognized, but owing ,-ates a s follows: ' i . . . . . . . ,-_ 15 cents per ton net of 2,000 pounds where rate is now less than 49 cents per ton. 20 cents where rate is 50 to 99 cents. 30 cents where rate is ?1 to ?1.99. 40 cents where rate is $2 to -?2.99. 50 cents where rate is $3 or more. For coke flat increases are established as follows: 15 cents per net/ton where present rate is 49 cents or less. 25 cents where rate is 50 to 99 cents. 40 cents where rute is $1 to $1.99. 60 cents where rate is $2 to $2.99. 75 cents where rate is $3 or more. LER COAL BRINGS $3,200 PER ACRE; 510 ACRES ARE SOLD «n Coal Coke CompanjFor- huser of Valnablr Tract Xear 2 Alfred Fuller estate 'consisting 0 acres underlaid with coal, has sold to the Jamison Coal Coke any of Greensburg for $1,760,000 the rate of ?3,200 per acre. 2 price is considered the highest paid" for undeveloped coal in Ue county. Tae tract adjoining toldings of the "Washington Coal ke company aud extends almost ·rryopolis. It fronts on both the L. E. and v.'aslungton Run rail- ETERANS AT SERVICE a Burns Delltors Fine Memorial Sermon to G. A. R. Fust. mbers of the Grand Army, and veterans of the Civil war, vet- of the Spanish war and rnem- af the Ladies' Circle of the G. A. tended services yesterday morn- n tiie Immaculate Conception .h. r. Father J. T. Burns delivered utiful sermon based on tho ]ires- FINAL REPORTS IN RED CROSS DRIVE AT SUPPER TONIGHT Teams Will Gather at 5 O'clock For Final Bound in tlw Second Var Fund ! 4 to exigencies of the war situation. hours ot employment are not actually reduced and overtime is to be paid pro rata; future adjustments of pay are to be made on the basis of eight hours, In addition to the ordinary-scale of increase, day laborers, employed mainly on track work, are to get at least two and one-half cents an hour more than they received last Decera- Ibor 31. j A minimum of 55 cents an hour is I established for the shop trades, including machinists, boilermakers and blacksmiths. "Women are to receive the same pay as men for the satno work, and ne- groes are to get the same as while men for similar employment Men working on the monthly, daily, hourly. piecework and train-mile basis will benefit by the new allowances, and members of the four lead- ng railway brotherhoods whose pay The last Hed Cross, reports by the team captains which wUl be made tonight at the dinner to be served m the Masonic Temple at 5 o'clock to the canvassing teams are expected to boost Ccnnelilsrille's total contributions to 580,000 as estimated b some members of the teams. In a whirlwind cleanup over Saturday the 12 teams have cleanly con- vassed the city and many thousands was raised through operation of the Adam son act are to receive from 10 t o ' 4 0 per cent additional, a smaller increase than they had asked of railroads shortly before the government took controJ. The director 'genera! decided that reductions in hou-s s-nee 1915 are not to be regarded as increases in pay. This means that the brotherhood employes will receive increases over those provided by the Adamson act but, as stated, Jess than had been asked. In announcing his decision. Director Arrangements have been completed ! for the big Red Cross parade which j will be held hero tonight, to celebrate l tbe passing of ihe city quota, of $40,- j 000 and also to give the '^29 draft01?,$ from Districts Nos. 2 and 5 a send-off. Already eight bands and two drum, corps have been signed up, and, the parado committee U not sure that the number will be sufficient to furnish music for the entire length of tho lino. "This is gomg to be homt* parade," said J. U Eva'ui,, who, with J. E. Angle, is at Uie head of the celebration, TUe procession will Vine up at tho armory on "VVashlnston avenue, ·at 7 o'clock, and it is desired by those m charge for all w.ho aru to participate in it to report before that hour, { so that i*_ can move oft on tiine. The j line of parade will be as follows: I North on. Pittsburg street from ibe 'armory to Crawford avenue, west on Crawford to Ninth street. West Side; south on Ninth to Leisearing avenue and then to ElgbUi street, nonii on ' Eighth to Crawford, east to Arch street, north on Arch, to Apple to Putsburg, north on Pittsburg to Fayette, west or, Fayotte to York, north on York to Gibson, cast on Gibson to Pittsburg and south o Pittburg to the library grounds, whore tho speaking will take plact! if the weather permits. If -weather conditions are not permissible for an outside address tho ' parado wUl end at tho high school aaditariunj. Rev. Cloyd Goodnl^lu, pastor of. tho Central Christian church ot Umou- town, will be the onl spoaker. Hundreds of pcopie are coming in from the outsklo districts to particl- 1 pato in the parado. Everyone is asked to jofn in the procrsbion and if possible to car-y a flag. Many of the stores aud other iirms in tic city arc having their employes march in a body, arul fraternal organisations will also bt in line. Tbe Boy Scouts have been ordered to report at the armory at 6,30 by Scout Commissjonrr A. *0. Stone. Persons wishing to ride in their automo- bilos may 3me up at the rear of tho parade. Many peopta laving a few miles outside the city have inquired i if cars r.ugJu be used and they will J be m Ime. All the canvassing teams ft ill also bo in Ime, marching in a solid bodtf. Plans have been completed by William I? K\_ru Post, No. 104, ol the G. A. R., for the annual observance of Memorial Day, May 30. Commander W. P. Clark calls attention to the event in the following: The approach of another Stem- orial Da May 30, fmds us m the shado-w of a great war. Let our observance of the day be such as to evidence our unbwervmg and unfailing devotion to our country. The mightiest military power the u-orid ha ever known has compelled us to draw the sword for the maintenance of cnir national honor and tbe defense of !ree government. Today not only are oar sons and our grandsons emulating the deeds of their sires, in upholding the honor of the old flag, but our heart, are gladdened by the fruition of the hope of Lincoln, and the sons and the grandsons of the followers of Lee are marching shon-lder to should with tho sons and thu grandsons of the followers of Grant, trader the Stars and Stnpes, and all are offering their lives in Uie service of a united country "We thus have renewed assurance that "our honored dead" did not "die in vara." As we strew flowers on the graves of our fallen comrades, lot us also ?trew flowers on tne graves of the Confederate dead who sleep m our cemeteries--not m forgetful ness of the past, but in recognition oC this realization of the hope that nerved our arms in 0-0 dark days of fratricidal strife. The members of William. F. KOTtz Post, No. 10-1, G. A. R., Sons of Veter- aiLS, Foreign War veterans, Con- inellsville Rifle club. Jr. 0. U. A. M., Boy Scouts, Camp Pfre Girls and all other organisations wishing to par- tic,pate will meet at the city hall at 8J30 o'clock. A. M., and will form in processon and march promptly at 9 o'clock A. M.. to Chestnut Hil come- \ stroro. of Windier, who was severely (Continue^ on Pace TwcO fwounded. IS THE LONG DELAYED EFFORT OF HINDENBURG TO SMASH JffiALUED FRONT Developed Early This Morning Along Aisne Sector; Line is 1 5 Miles Shorter Than That of the Drive of March 21; Allied Forces Resisting With Their Habitual Energy. BLOWS SIMLTANEOCTFRANCE AND FLANDERS By Associated Press. LONDON, May 27.--Strong German attacks developed early this morning agajnst the British and French, positions betweea Rheiros and Soissons, the isar office announces. The Germans also attacked this morning in Flanders between Locre and tbe Voormezeele on the northern side of the salient. The front of the German attack is along the sector which usually is referred to as the Aisne front, owing to the fact that for a long time the line of battle followed the Aisne river. The present battle line runs along the Ailette river north of the Aisne. Over the larger part oc this sector the French have advanced their lines. The front of attack is about 40 miles ·which is about 15 miles shorter than the line of the original German attack on March 21. AIXDES TALJAKTIyT BESIST DBIVE. PARIS, May 2,7.--Over the front between the forest of Pinon and Rheims the Germans launched an attack this morning, the war office announced. The French and British troops are resisting with their habitual valiance. COLOREDJ1D DROWNED j MORE DRAFTEES Mishap at Sliso, to Sonnjz Creek, j LEAVE FOR CAMP SATURDAY, JUNE 1 at Sliso, to Sonntz Creek, first of ihe Season. Benjamin J. Carter, colored, nine years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Carter of. Connell avenue, was drowned Saturday afternoon in creek, near the Sligo, and bJs twin brother in attempting to rescne him, had a narrow escajwj from meeung wiih a similar death. Tbe body was removed from the water soon after the Board 2 Bcceives Orders to Send "0, Board 5 Will Send 13; to Fort Oglethorpfc. Orders have been received by the local boards for Districts Nos. 2 and 5 to send 33 ment u Port Oglethorpe, ' Ga,' on Saturday June 1 leavinp- horn occurred, and was prepared , ov ,_ .,.,, ,,,,,, " ",_:'. lea%ln S hero ,__ T,. , T, .__ . T l O Y =r tne Baltimore . Ohio railroad at 4.30 o'clock m the afternoon. Board No. 2 will send 30 men and No. 5 will summon 13. Ou Wednesday, for burial by Funeral Director J. Stadcr for burial. Last night it -was shipped to Harnsonbarg, Va., for interment. Tho drowning Tras the first to occur tins season Jn Connellsville. The lad was playing along the stream ·when ho fell into a swarl. Somerset Boy Wounded. In the casualty list this morning' appears the name of Edward Lind- May the tivo were picked up. The "street carnival" ( Genera] McAdoo appealed to railroad put in operation by the canvassers on Saturday night brought in over $1,000. "DEAD"! Uniontown Boy Hnrt By Relic of the Spanish War. A one-pound shell, a relic ol the Spanish war, exploded yesterday afternoon at the home ot W. R. McElroy, Coffey stceet,* TJniontown painfully injuring John McElroy, a son, ·who had allowed it to drop on tlie porch. The explosion tore a hole in tho far and that of 1861. Father j boy's leg and partially demolished the 5 discussed all the conditions and "porch. The shell was supposed to be incidentals pertaining to the "dead." war and compared them with ot today's war. A 3few Coal Compnj. 3 Venus Coal company of Union. has been incorporated with a »1 stock of $75,000 by V~. A. ; G. H. Bortz, Harold L. Robin- Elizabeth II. Leonard, Uiilon- ; R. P. Cantf, Stoneboro. Sylvia Wersbe, two years old, injured. to Vniontowa. tnellsviHe has been invited to itowa tomorrow night to help funds for the Fayett* County «r ot tl»« Bed Cross. Grand Lodge Representatives Eetiirn- Byron Porter, representing General "Worth lodge; John Wilder, representing William MuKniley Judge, of Connellsville; George Strickler, represent, ing BloomiQgton lo'dge, Dawson, and Harry Ford, representing Tonualeuka lodge, of Uniontovri., returned Saturday from Reading where they had been in attendance at the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Hnrt in Auto Accident. an automobile accident which ·red" Saturday afternoon near nrlng N o . 1 , Harry Wersbp ° f _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ itown. 21 years old. and his jirV.'j.B^ Marietta^who" enlisted last Just Past Majority. Fred Keck Marietta, sou. of Mr. and Friday in the Navy, was 21 years old on May 3. He had been attending Gettysburg college and tjnit bis studies to get into the sen-ice. · Hirer Tails. The Yough river fell during night trom 4.10 teet, to. 4.00 teet. the employes to forget dissensions and disappointments arising under private control, and to remember that the success of the war depends largely on their services. EVANGEIST KILLED C. E. Marty, Known About Connclls- Yillc, Victim of 3Iotorcyle Smash, fi. E. Marty, singing evangelist who was at Scottdale several years ago conducting a series of services in the Christian church in conjunction with G. H. L. Vawter, was killed May 15 iu a motorcycle accident at'Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., where be was engaged as camp musical director i'or the Y. M. C. A. · % Marty was recognized as one of the leading cornetists of the country. He made a tour of the world in 1012 ivith Evangelist Charles Heign Scoville. Il?htn]ng: Strikes Home. SCOTTDALE, May 27.--During tho electrical storm Saturday morning lightning struck'the home of David Stull at North Scottdale. The bolt came in the electric wires and set fire to the house in several places. The flames were extinguished without difficulty by members of the family. No one was iojuted. Bunbar Memorial. The members of the Dunbar Picket Post to the Uniontown Post, No. ISO, attended services m a body at the Methodist Protestant church at Dunbar. Rev. Theodore Darnell, the pastor, delivered an eloquent address, i teeming with patriotism, ' ANNIVERSARY OBSERVED 3r. Uurgress Passe* 23rd Tear at Trinity Church, '25th in Ministry. The annual.congregational meeting of the Trinity Luiheian church was held yestciday moiaing at 11 o'clock. The election of officers m the church resulted in the election of the following: Elder, D. K. A r tin an. Deacons, Dr. H. C Hoffman, S G. Xirmnerman, Damel Dune, M. J. Rohm. The treasurer's report slwDwed total receipts of the year of $8,507.66 and' disaurboments as tallows: General fund, through winch the local expenses of "the church are Utken care oC, $3,014.90; building fund, $2,412.48; benevolence, $2,894.15. The congregation contributed during the year for various .war works, $535. Sunday was also the 25th anniversary of Dr. E. B Burgess' entry into the ministry and tbe 2"rd anniversary of his pastorate in ConnelJsviUe. This was recognized hy the congrccration by spring-in^ a surprise on Dr. Bur- geps during the morning session, in which several addresses were made, reviewing the history of the congregation, anrt presenting to Irm a purse of ?old. They also voted him an in- crcaso in salary of ?-iSO. The congregation during Ins pastorate has grown from about TOO members to over 900 at the present t-me. ' PRESIDENT APPEARS BEFORE CONGRESS WITH DEMAND FOR IMMEDIATE WAR TAX LAWS Hotel Sold. James Moran lias sold tho Central Hotel building, Uniontown, to the Ctt- ixens' Title Trust company of that city for $225,000. ·y ---- " --.-- ^ Unsettled tonight and Tuesday, probably showers, cooler Tuesday, is | the noon weatber forecast for TVest- j era Pennsvlvama. i era Pennsylvania. IVmpeniture By Associated Press. Kay 27.--Just, as the G-eruian cannon were thundering their herald of Uie reuewcd offensive on the western battle front, President Wilson today appeared unexpectedly before congross and demanded thai layrpg political considerations and all others aside it reuiaJn in session until -L ha.s enixcied new war tax laws to finance the growing cost of Uie war and prepare Uie country fov the burden it must bear. At the conclusion, of his prepared address the President pausing, laid his hand over his munuscopt and added another piecedent breaker to the loag lisi he has estd-bhshed in his dealing with congress. He addressed tho asseccrbjy extemporaneously, speaking earnestly, while Ins auditors sat in'a rapt and surprised silence. "May I a-dd this word, gentlemen," said ho. "Just as I was leaving the \WMtc House I was told that the expected drive on tbe western, front had apparently begun. You can reUize how that solemnized my feelings as I came to you and how it seemed to strengthen the purpobc which I have tried to express in ibese lines. "I-have admired tbe work o f ihis session. The way in which the two boubos of congress bave cooperated with ihe executives Jms been generous aud a-drairablp, and it is not in any spirit of suggesting duty neglected, bul only to remind y° d ° r ^e common cause and the common obligation that 1 h a v e ventured to coinc to you today.' Tho president was greeted with cheers when m his speech, be intimated almost at the outset thai new revenue would be drawn frcro wtir profits, incomes and luxuries. The crowded galleries and the Hoiise auri Seriate rose and chi i £risu loudly when, be titoiared th.-at hundreds o? thousands of Amcncan troops iu Uie field, and in. ships a.re crowding [o the front, with regincnt aCtei regiment to jiln. them 'until tbe enemy shall be beuien and brought to a reckoning witJi mankind." It would be manifestly unfair, the president said, to wait until 1319 before determining what the ne-w taxes would be. The president's address was comparatively brief, talcing less than 15 nuoutes for delivery. In specific terms, the president gave a distinct warning against lobbying in .connection with the new bill. There is indisputable evidence of ', profiteering present, the president said, and he declared it must bo reached by tbe new legislation. "Profiteering that cannot be got at by restraint o£ conscience," said, the President "can be got at by taxation." There need be no hesitance in taxing the country, the President told Congress, if it were taxed justly. He appealed to Congress to approach the great task without selfishness or fear or political consciences. "An intense and pitiless ligbt beats upon every man and every action in the traffic part oi w a r tbat is now upon the stase," said the President, The president concluded with an appeal to Congress to do its work nn- grudgingly and said he could not guarantee a proper administration ot the treasury unless the question were settled at once. Courier Kan Local ItepTustMilatrve of Food Administration. James J. Driscoll, business manager of The Courier, has been appointed, local representative of tlie Merchants' Division of tbe Food Ad- imnistiation. Among the duties of Mr. Driscol! will be that of assisting the merchants in tbe use of suggestions sent j out by Uie Food Administration for window displays, newspaper advertisements and Uae of printed educational matter. boards are sending 229 draftees ft iere to Camp Lee. Orders for the m-en to go on June 1 were only received this morning. On the same train with the local draftees Saturday will be men from Djstncts 6 and 7 of Westmoreland county, and 1. 2 and 3 of Eatler county. The names of tho men wbo are to leave on Saturday will be given out 07 the draft boards on Wednesday. JOfflf j.; ABBIYBS E* FRA3TC3B Word has been received that John J« Bartlett, son ol Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bartlett of Dunbar, a member of an engineers regiment has arrived in France. He got there on May 23. A son-jn-law, J. Ray Kenan, is in training in a medical dirasioa at Cams Ogletliorpe, Ga, PASS MNE EXAMS CooDclIs-viBo and IDunhar Men Sao. cessml in FJith District Among the men "who passed tb^ mine examination given recently in Uniontown. by the board headed by Mine Inspector Richard Maize of the Fifth Bituminous district were tbft following: Ralph MHler, Dnnbar, and Elmer Matthews, Moant. Braddoct, mine foremen; Herbert Pratt, ConneUs- ville, assisiant nune foreman; George "W. Landman, Dunbar, and George Foloy, Smith H. Matthews, Thomas Callahan and Arthur Whittock, Mount Braddocfc, fire bosses. LACKING Cmmellvrille Man Jailed Tor Failnn to File His. Byron Ardis, formerly oi tb e Second ward, Connellsville, was arrested in Uniontown and placed in jail yesterday afternoon for failure to file s draft questionnaire. He sail he ha» not received any. Ardis is a taxicab driver. Hockwood Fuel ComjianT Chartered. j The Hockwood Fuel company has ' been granted a charter with an au- j thorized capital of ?35,000. William I Fetter, H. F. BerkebUe and W. E. Fetters of Eockifood. Tnifstolc Kesijns. Fred P. Truesday has resigned his position as division freight agent ol the Pennsylvania railroad, effective June J. and expects to immediately eater ihe coal and coke business. Mr. Truosdale has boon connected with tlie Pennsylvania railroad for 28 years. .Nearly half O f this period hi has been located in Uniontown. Sous of Italy t«i ararcli. Members of Concordla Lodge of tnl Sons oi Jtaiy will meet at tbe lodgs room in the Maceabee building at S o'clock tils evening to take part U e Kcd Cross-draftee parade.

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