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Connellsville's Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week s 6,732 YOU 16, NO. 1S3. CONNELLSVILiLE, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, ,1918. EIGHT PAGES. FRENCH HURL BACK ENEMY TWO HOLES ON A FRONT OF FIVE AMERICANS WIN ALSO Thousand Prisoners TV:en in Drive Be-; BOY SCOUTS START tween Mery and Antheuil and Heavy Casualties are Inflicted; French Make Slight Strategic Retreat Near Noyon; Â·* Germany to Withdraw Troops From East for Final Great Blow in West; Greater Activity Ahead for Americans. UNBRED EIGHTY-EIGHT IN THE CASUALTY LIST By Associated Press. TT. S. EXCELS IS USE OF GAS. TfASHDfGTOjr, June 13^-The Allies now excel , the Germans in gas warfare", Carl 1. Alsberg, chief of the Bureau of Chemistry told the Senate Agricultural Committee today. They not only had more gas at their disposal and are applying it more effectively than the Germans, he said, but in defensive warfare they hare more improved gas masks. SALE OF TICKET FORCHAUTAUQUA Aim is to Dispose of Thousand Before Opening Entertainment. OUTLOOK IS EXCELLENT JJiperiencc of Other Towns is That VTnr Has Not Detracted a IVhtt from Attendance; Entertainers Here Several J)aysiu Aihuuce Eeheajruiug LONDON, June Â·-IS.--The military correspondent of the ritish wireless service wires from the front that yesterday was day of successes for the Allies. In the actual battle area the reach, by a counter attack between Mery and Antheuil drove the lemy back nearly two miles on a front of live miles, causing im farther losses and capturing 1,000 prisoners. Immediately south of Noyon the French evacuated the sali- it around Carlepont in order that they might move of their vn iiccord to rectify their line. They administered a rebuff to i enemy who attempted to advance and drove him back to the gh ground near the Oise river. South of the Ourcq river and northwest of Chateau Thierry .e American troops have carried out a successful operation king Bealleau wood vdth over 300 prisoners. CAPTAIN ROPT S. MORTON IS FOUND DEAD AT SUMMIT HOTEL Tackling the job with the vim wtiicb has characterized their every effort the Boy Scouts of Coiinellsville today started the sale of tickets for tie chautauqua which opens Thursday, June 20, and continues for seven days. The aim is the sale of not less than 1,000 tickets in advance of the opening of the series of entertainments, j J. Frank Eaton, advance representa- i tivc of the Iledpath bureau, arrived ! in the city yesterday and took up with j Scout Commissioner A. 0. Stone the matter of the ticket sale. He will remain until the chautauqua begins. Prospects are that Connellsville this year will have the best entertainment it has had since the chautauqua was introduced here several years ago. One reason for this is that this is the opening town of the circuit, and tie entertainers will do their best here, depending on the record made here for increased patronage at other places. Because of opening here many of the entertainers will be in Connellsville in advance of the opening, re___ _ __ ______ ___ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ hearsing. Kryl's band will be among iding to a statement in Maxim Gorky's newspaper", "the Pe'tro- i them - The advance agent stated the ad Novaia Zhiza, quoted by tbe Daily News corresponded at OCknolm.-- The Novaia Zhizn claims to give the text of a dispatch sent | la advance. General Falkenhayn, former ctief of the German general Experience has shown that the war tff, which it says was intercepted, in which General Falken- j has not detracted from attendance at ,yu declared that the battles on the western front are critical | 'ho chautauquas. in the south the add decisive, but that in order to insure definite victory and the' TMnce sales were larger d of the war the concentration of enormous forces will be cessary. Captain Robert S. Morton, former commander of Company 1, Â·was found dead shortly after Â»Â»on to/lay at bis room at the Summit Hotel, where ho hnil (rone lo rccnpernte, just a few days ago. The discovery was made by an employe of the hotel irho went to his room to learn why Hi, captain had not eoinc doivn to menls. .Captain Morton had hcen unwell for mouths, It lieiiii; his illness that necessitated his retirement from the service. He wns a snffercr from diabetes.. Captain Morton'*, service with Company D, Tenth Jtegiraent, National Guard of Pi-nnsy. Turin, began with his enlistment as a prbate seven years ago. lie was promoted to tlie tirades of corporal and serueant and later elected second' lieutenant and first lieutenant in succession. In the latter capacity lie went with the company to the Mexican border in 1916. t'pon the resignation of Captain ,1. C. Berwick lit- wnsi promoted to the captaincy. In that capacity lie had charge of Company I) during its preparation for movement to Camp Hancock. Captain Jtorton was a son of TO WITHDRAW Tl.OOPS FHOM EAST. IX3NDON. June 13.--Germany is about to withdraw the 'bulk her troops now in Russia for service on the western front, ac- war lecturer, will sprad a week here 1'BEJ.CH STKIKE HABD Oy SIATZ. PARIS, June 13.--French troops last night struck" a heavy w against the German forces which have been advancing on 3 eastern wing of the new front of the attack. The war office nounced today that the French hurled back the enemy to the rth bank of the Matz river. Violent combats continue between the Aisne river and the Ilers-Cottertj forest. The Germans have progressed as far the ravine east of Labersine, north of Cutry. .The Germ'ans last night made a violent attack on the lerican sector between Bouresches and Belleau wood on the j jne front. ~ serious losses on the enemy, holding all the gains which they re made. After violent fighting the enemy has obtained a foothold CoewTres and St. Pierre-Hargle. sales were larger than ever before, the advance agent declares. It is hoped that in Connellsville there will be a like response on the part of the public. 1 Despite the general advance in the cost t of everything else tickets for the week's entertainment Continued on Pape Two. PROUD HE'S IN SERVICE But Tanderbllt Boy, on Mothers' Day, Longs for Home and Motier. "I am proud to be serving my country," says a letter from Allen Edwards of Vanderbilt, to his mother. The Americans broke up the attack and inflict- Mrs - Frank Edwards, written on Mothers' Bay. Allen is a member of the 20tll Kegiment, Forestry Engineers, and is wearing a service stnpe denoting six months in foreign service. His letter reads: "In these times of war, when all MAKE GjiISS IS FLAjVDEBS. mothers'pray for tho safety of their LONDON 7 , June 13.--British troops last night advanced sons and the end of Prussianism, ail war matters and tnm our , ir lines a short distance on the Flanders front in the district | tbere comes tho on * *? wh(ni we itheast of Merris, the war office announced today. !ECh ^ tbi U TOnt llkeWJSe imPr Â° Ved thejr POSU: ' 0nB 5e woods. Prisoners -were taken in both, operations. of mother reflects on our memory. I Mother reigns in our hearts with all GKE"EXSB0KGEB DIES OF "WOUNDS. I the appreciation of home. 'What is WASHINGTON, Juue 13.--The army casualty list today I hom e without a mother?' I am proud. .tained 188 names, divided us follows: KHled in action 19; to ** Â» erv "s m y country for so great 3 of wounds, nine; died of accidents and other causes, three; | ^"^'^, e ff 'M^ s ^ ct y eand wel ~ ELECTRIC STEE PLANT TO RESUME UNDER LEASE TOTHEJESSOPSTEELCO. TY_1I Fay Handsome IVcekly Cash Benin, for Use of Property; Negotiations for Sale Are iu Frofi-rcss. Operations at the plant of the United States Kleetric Steel company are to be resumed shortly nnder a leasing arrangement made with the Jessop Steel company. Representatives of the lessees are now in charge of the plant and preparations are being made 10 have it in readiness for resumption as soon as materials and supplies, now being shipped, arrirc. The JeÂ«Â«op company, n-iich operates a number of plants in different parts of the country producing high grades of tool anil die steel, has some important gov- ( eminent contracts. Tart of tie semi-finished materials to be u .ed. in these contracts will bo made at the plant In the Herd bottom from raw stocks and Trith ero- enxploycs and capital furnished by the lessees. The 'property has liecn in the custody of F. E. Markcll of Con- nellstille. and X C. Ellis and George 1. (iudsby of Pittshnrg, trustees In bankruptcy, since early in 3Tarch_ Tinder tlio lease negotiated Tilth lie trustees, the Jcssop company Trill pay a very handsome weeUlj cash rental for the nbc of the plant. The lease contains a clause permitting the trustees to arrange for a solo of the property or otherwise safeguard the interests of stockholders and creditors. Jfegotiations are now in progress with a growp of Pltteburg capitalists which, if soccosBfnlly carried through, as U is believed will be done, will resnlt in the company's indebtedness being discharged and the stockholders protected against loss. In such case the plant may be taken over by interests abundantly a b l e to finance and permanently operate it. 3D-, and Mrs. A. B. Morton of this city, lie was born In Pittsburg, but hud lived the greater jMirt of his I3fc here. .Wore tlmn a year ngo lie wits married to Miss Eliz.ibt.Mi Anderson, daughter of Urs. Adeline Anderson. Mrs. Anderson and their daughter, Betty, survive. There sur- rive also two sisters, Edith and Margaret, and one brother, AVitl- ter, all at home. Shortly after (lie HOfli, then the 10th regiment, wus mollized with the Pennsylvania Division of the National Guard at Camp Hancock, Captain Morton lei doped acute diabetes, lie was gradnally reduced In strength under the stress of the strenuous dnties of the camp and was transferred to a Philadelphia hospital for treatment. He made progress toward recovery and later returned to Camp Hancock. Not being able to resume active command of Company D he was honorably discharged from the service luid he returned home. After several weeks at Cambride Springs he came home slightly improved and returned to his employment in the Scottdale office of the H. C. Frict Coke company. OLD S.UIKK EXHIBITED. Man Was Carried By Connellsville Killed in Ci.U Var. The saber which Captain James G. Taylor of Connellsville, commander of Company K, Seventh Cavalry, gripped in bis hand as he Tell dead i n j battle at Lovejoy Station, Ga, in 1864, is on exhibition in the window of E. J. Enos' store. The weapon is the property of Joseph T. Johnston. It had | been loaned by Mr. Johnston to Col. i James J. Barnhart at the time of the annual reunion of the Seventh Cavalry here last October. MEN OF LEISURE Carrying Out Instructions Police Are Enrolling All. TAKES FINE DAY TO APPRECIATE THE BEAUTYOFFRANCE it is Then That One Has Soul- Filling Mind-Kcfreshing Thoughts.' SAYS MEMBER OF UNIT "L" A "Movie" JTonSe That IVonld CauM Inspector Barr to Have a Convulsion; Farming Principal Outdoor Sport; .Var to IjÂ«st 32 Tfears, ( Dopo" NEGROES LEAVE JUNE 21 Local Boards 2 nnil 5 Prepare to Send Forward 13 S.cn. Orders have been received by draft boards for Districts Nos. 2 and 5, to send a contingent of n-egro troops to Camp Sherman. O.. on Friday, June 21. The negroes will leave here on Baltimore Ohio train No. 65 at C.20 in the evening. Thuy will report at the armory at 10 o'clock Friday morning for roll call. Local Board No. 5 has called six men. and Local Board No. 2 has called seven. The increment leaving hoie Friday is the second contingent of colored draftees to go from the local districts. The men called for Friday by Local Board No. 2 are: Otha Gordon, Scottdale; Henry Birvans, ConnelJsulle; John Robinson, Mclveesport; Huber Jordon, Thomas Hairston, Benjamin Booue and James D. Betters, Connells- viiic. Tioso cslied by Board No. 3 j are: Matthew J. Jefferson, Vander-' biit; Hunter Robinson,' Connellvillt., R. D. 1; Matthew J. Cheaiem, Union-, town; Arthur Gordon, Vanderbilt;! Pollii McGraw, Scottdale; Percy Smith, Vanderbilt, MUST LABOR OR FIGHT Eoll Will Be Ready For Marshal General Crowder By July 1. KEGBOES ARE ESCLUDED ScTcral IHUioot TisiWc Means of Support Will He Absent From Their Usual Haunts, the Officers Believe) IVill Eliminate All the Loafers. SUPT. MARTIN RESIGNS Dunbar Furnace Official Takes Posi- Uon lu Tennessee, w. p. Martin, for the past three years superintendent oC the American Manganese company at Dunbar, has resigned his position and gone to IN PRANCE--I feel like telling you about the joys of life in the Advanca = _ ^ _ _ Section, S. O. S., A. E. P., etc., Prance, j Knoiville, Tenn.. to accept The 'gen- Here on this 1 giorious spring evening, following a day on which it did not rain a drop Ut was Ascension not De- scension Day). I feel like pounding out a note of appreciation to the Surgeon General, the Secretary of War and all others who had a hand in sending us here. Likewise I feel like praising the American Red Cross, from whom all dressings flow, and tbe rest of those who assist us in our work. It is soul-filling and mind-refreshing, after a day of toil in an institution devoted to making new men out of the sick and maimed, the mule- mauled and measled, the palsied and pieurisied, to take a. stroll out Bast ^ain street to the city limits breathing i great breaths of the horizon blue at- I mosphere and wondering if it is true | the Germans are going to come through here on their next drive. Par VINCE ACQUITTED 1 of aeroplane accident, one; died of disease, four; wounded erely, 137; wounded, degree undetermined, 11; missing in ac\, four. The list, included Domencio Dimasi, Greensburg, , died of wounds; and Bruce Barrett, Windber, severely uided. , toatam m J assure you that I am in 'JUCA5S SOON TO BE j IX GEXBIU.L BATTLE. ] m MOON. June 13.--The American j TM F is prepared if necessary to maJc. eater sacrifice than that involved i it brigading of American troops ; I the French and British, declarer | -' correspondent of tie Daily Mail the American forces in'France Usr recording constantly and deep- ^r-ased regret among the Ameri- troops that more trained Amen- dave not been available to assis- iYench. and the willingness of tht r.cans to sacrifice themselves n be. the correspondent says: bis is the spirit of the whol" I have already seen how tin ident. with ever readings, fell States last week, the surgeon general During the p/eYic-'us MAD TM UD I Jewelry Stolen From West Sider Be| covered: Prisoner In JaiL j Pursued by a mob of abont thirty j men last night. Thomas Sutton, who i stole several articles of jeirelry and Â· clothing from EUio Nannini of the West Side, was caught and turned |over to Patrolman Hetzel by Section i Foreman W II Metzgar of the Penn| sylvauia railroad. Sutton was taken to the lockup and searched. Two gold the Allied desires to brigad. | watches, a gold chain and a gold ring Â·Scan troops with the French anil. wer? found on the prisoner. =o. This was a great sacrifice er perhaps than most people im Â·: but I imde.scood that if th- committed to jail. 3 ot the next few days, and th, 1 of tlie Aliiea O bouid so demand, j frei fians in Voroptaie Plant 'nited States is prepared for a_. Fred 1 \V. Oans. son of Mr. and Mrs. much greater sacrifice and of .1' J 01 " 1 '*Â· C ' an 5. left last night for Buf- health and am praying tor tbe end to come, that I may return to you soon. Be not dismayed, whate'er betide, God will take care of me." Unwritte* Jaw ~Vfius In Case of Franklin Township Slaying. Dorodneck Vince who was on trial at the Unlontown court yesterday for the murder of John Longa, last January 19, at the Miller farm, Frank- Â° i lin township, was pronounced not THIS IS A KfeAl Tl AB SAYS BAKJfHAKT Mrs. James J. Barnhart received a letter from her son, Private Evans L. Barnhart, who is with Company D, 110th Regiment in Prance, in which (Continued on Page Two.) JOE CHIRCOSTA DEAD Former local Photojri'ap.itr Expires in "atie Land. Nunzialo Condelli of North Pittsburg street, yesterday received a letter from a friend in Italy tellfag of the' death of Joseph Chlrcosta, a former Connellsville photographer, and siuce the war an officer in the Italian j Royal Carabinieres. He died May 19 After a hearing before Alderman I at his old home, presumably from the Tred Muck, this morning Sutton was i effects of an operation. Cleveland, .cter more startling.' 1 falo. N. Y.. to enter the Curtiss aero- plane plant located in that city. :r-srx SO!.!1KR-S ARlUTi. SHJN'GTON. Jv.20 i:;--Forty-s: . cted soldiers frrini c'te t .pedi.Ion- nny were UiÂ£'! \1 la the L aite i Two brothers, Jerome o; and Frank, who is thought to be with the American army somewhere in France, survive. Joseph Chircosta was at one time connected with his brothers in the photographic business here. He was an Italian reservist, and when he was Fire Eydnint Heplaced. ] called to the colors three years ago, The Conacll.iville Water company | sailed for his native country. It is un- ycsterdiy set a fire hydrant at Apple i derstood here that hp was on the front street and Mead OH- Lane to replace I fighting against Austria when he" be' came ill. guilty by the Jury- The case went to the jury about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon and was returned at 8.50, a seven hour session. The twelfth juror, /John J. Butter- to the . (I baveA't the least idea what direction it is) one can see . (\ deleted this name myself because :ral managership of the Tennessee Manganese company of Tennessee, a mining and soon to be a producing plant of ferro-manganese. A large plant is m course of construction and several blast furnaces for transporting the fields of rich | manganese ore the company owns; into ferro-manganese are planned.! Mr. Martin is a stockholder in t h e ' company and a number of other Dun- Lists of unemployed men and undesirables in the city who will either have to work or fight under the ruling of provost marshal general, including men between tbe ages of 18 to 50, are being compiled by tie police. Gnder instructions ol Mayor John. Duggaa the officers will note every man who is known to be a loafer or one who does not have any useful occupation. It is a fact that sorhe men known to be "gentlemen of leisure" are on the list. The mayor has Bamed some that he knows to be of the "leisure" class, and has directed Chief Bowers to see that their names are placed on tho list. A well known West Side man, who does not have any known occupation, will be placed on the list. Chief Bowers this, morning was given orders to see that his full names and address were noted. Through this method of registration of loafers by the police it is expected that a complete list will be ready to turn in to tlie provost marshal after the first of July. The police here will-then follow out the instructions which may be given by the government. A number of names listed are those of uegrocs, among them three who are kno^ n especially as being "worthless." Tho negroes, to the knowledge of the pol.ce, have no occupation of any kind, !c:ng of the class who seem to live without working. It is persons of such habits that the government especially wishes to make use of. If an able bodied man is able to work at a useful occupation and does not, he will be liable to draft into the army under the new ruling. bar persons have an interest in concern. the DR. M'GOWAN ARRESTED Enmity Engendered by Anti-German Lectures Held Responsible. Rev. Dr. Robert MacGowan, pastor of the BclleOeld Presbyterian church, PUtsburg, who is well known about Connellsville, was arrested yesterday at Johnstown and detained for five hours through the plotting, it is believed, of enemies embittered by the A (not 'ake message s,ent to the officer, at j Johnstown said he was an enemy agent the didn't know it) and over yonder can | doctor's anti-German lectures. be seen the summit of knowing, I cannot say). As one mounts to the top of little hiil that leads off the continuation oÂ£ Smithfield street (all streets here have been rechristencd according to their relation with Pittsburg thoroughfares) many carefully preserved manure piles are passed, with here and there a drug store at which such well known medicines as Bene- Contijiued on Page Four. BOYS DISAPPEAR Sooth Side Lads, Sons o. H. E. Snjder, rVaudor From Their Home. Eddie and Earl L. Snyder, nine and 11 year old sons of H. E. Snyder of East Cedar avenue, who disappeared more of Connellsville, was chosen to- from their homes on Tuesday have not day to pass upon the guilt or irmo- I yet been found. Tbe father went to cence of Steve Clipper for the mur- Cumberland last night in his search der of Mike Radovtch at Thompson ' for the boys. The police are on the No. 2 on May 27, 1917. Among the other jurors chosen were J. C. Smith, Bverson; David RisseL, Dawson; W. K. Means, Vanderbilt; "W. E. Kerr, Connellsville, and Benjamin Berg, Saltlick township. War Brides Kay Teach. So many school teachers of "Westmoreland county have accepted government positions in Washington that the school boards may find it necessary to draft "war brides" to teach during the coming school year. L Partly cloudy tonight and Friday; slightly warmer Friday, is tho. noon weather forecast for Western. Pennsylvania. lookout for them and surrounding towns hare been notified. Earl, the elder of the boys is described as being tali, having red hair, a light complexion. The other boy is somewhat stouter, with a dark complexion and black hair. Both wore white waists, and light caps. Thpy had no coats. They also had on black and he "was taken from a train by tbe officers and. held until Judge W, H. S. Thomson and other prominent Pittsburgers demanded his reieasc. Dr. McGowan delivered, the address co the graduating class of the Scottdale high school May 29. DIVORCE OF WAR BRIDES Held Up by Washington County .Twlge Until After the "Var. Judge J. A. Mcllvame of Washington county has railed that divorce actions brought by women whose husbands arc in the military service will be suspended until the defendants leave the military service. In handing down his decision Judge Mclivaine stated that all judgments against any person in the military or naval service will be suspended for the period of tie war. The decision is based on a recent act of Congress. BOGS CHASE DEER Canines in Indian Creek Valley Running Animals at i'ight. Reports from Indian Creek valley are that dogs are playing havoc with the deer which were liberated there Flu^s inil Be Given Prominent Display in City Tomorrow, However. There will be no general celebration of Flag Day in Connellsvilla tomorrow. No program for a procession or speaking has been made up here, but flags will be prominently displayed. Old Glory will fly from hundreds of homes in the city tomorrow as a manifestation of the war spirit which pervades the region. "The Pageant of Liberty," a patriotic play presented by the graduating class of the high school, will be presented at the auditorium tomorrow night 'At S.I5 the doors oc the school will be thrown open to the public. At Uniontovm arrangements have been made for a big parade, in which several thousands oÂ£ persons are expected to participate. .Flag Day this year will probably be observed in more parts oÂ£ the country than ever before. Old Glory has taken on a new significance since America lias been in the war a year, and numerous patriotic demonstrations have been planned everywhere. shoes and stockings. Mr. Snvder has sevpral ycars ago . offered a reward if any information uif - !u watchman at _ _ _ of their whereabouts is communicated Jvllmber company mills. to him. Killed by Car. Carmel Spir.o, seven years old, daughter oE Mr. and Mrs. J. Spino of Grecnsburg, was, instantly killed yesterday afternoon when struck by a West Pens street car on Tremont avenue, Greensburg. Conn Trial Opened. Trial of the case of George Conn of Snydertown, who is charged with .Meadow- one broken off last January. Temperature Becord. 191S 1917 Maximum 82 83 Minimum _ 56 00 Mean . 60 72 The Tough river fell during the, was begun in Colon-own this morning j making improper proposals to Eflie Miller and Jennie Halthill, children, night from 1.90 feet to 1.70 feet. before Judge RepperL Hiram Connor, the McFarland saw one chased by three dogs. The animal was about exhausted when it crossed Indian creek enroute for Tale's hollow. Oa account of the darkness Coanor could not get a- shot at the dogs. REOVERHART HONORED Local Mnistor Elected Moderator of Westmoreland Presbytery. Hev. W. J. Everhart was elected moderator of the Westmoreland Pres- byteiy oÂ£ the United Presbyterian church at a quarterly session of the Presbytery held Tuesday in the United Presbyterian church at Laurel Hill. Rev. H. W. Millen of Scottdale. waa elected "vice moderator aad Rev. R. C. Belts of Latrobe, cleri. Thirty ministers and 10 elders attended the two sessions. The opening session was presided over by Rev. E. G. Fonestcr of Easi .Mclveesport, the retiring moderator. Rev. E\er- hart presided over the remainder of the sessions. The next meeting will be held in September at New Alexandria. Steamer Ones Ashore. A CANADIAN" ATLANTIC PORT, Juno 13.--The American steamship Alcore, 3.500 tons. Captain Becker, formerly a Dutch steamei, bound from a New England poit for a trans- Atlantic port, went ashore at a point on the southern coast of Nova Scotia m a thick fog last night, and is non- breaking U3, according to word received b.v tlie marine and fisheries department today. NEW TW-5TATE RATES Official} -nnoiinced to Become Kffec- t'xe on July 1. The Public Service Commission ot Ponnsyhania has gjvca formal notice ihat the new schedule ot rates of the Tri-State Telegraph Telephone company, providing for increases over present rates in Fayette and Westmoreland counties, will becomo effective on July 1. Th e revised schedule was published in The Courier some days ago. It makes increases of 25 to 50 cents per month o.er the rates now in forca.