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Evening Independent (Newspaper) - May 31, 1917, Massillon, Ohio WEAYHER T EVENING INDEPENDENT LAST 26 TEN PACES MASSILLON OHIO THURSDAY MAY 31 1917 Colimu Beadm PRICE TWO CENTS OHIOS CAPITAL CENTER OF JBIG ANTIDRAFT PLOT U S MARSHALS LOCATE OFFICE EN COLUMBUS League to Knit for U S Sailors Planned In City THREE ARRESTED More Arrests Are pected Plot Financed and Well Organized for tional Work Na Columbus May gigantic prop aganda plot with national headquar ters In this city organlzud to induce young men of military age all over the United States to refrain from regis tering for conscription next Tuesday been uncovered by state and States secret service agents according to an announcement made today by Governor James M Cox Details of the plot which was said to have extended into many state be came known when United States mar shals raided a print shop and office Mrs Emily J Russell of 411 Plum Street Who Will Or ganize Local Unit Said To day Several Women Have Already Offered Services Ground is to be broken at once for the proposed new building of the Union National bank 104106 East of knitting Main street according to J G Lester sailors assistant cashier The building is to be a onestory Massillon women can do their share to help equip Uncle Sams sailors on the United States battleships and submarine destroyers by knitting gar ments and equipments for them ac cording to Mrs Emily J Russell of 411 Plum street who today commenc ed the organization of a Navy Knit ting league in this city Mrs Russell has been in communi cation with the Head office of the Unit ed States Xavy league and has re ceived instruction to proceed wjth the organization the local unit I Mrs Russell said toliy that the ornamental bank building with pink marble front and pressed brick side walls Massive columns will orna ment the front of the structure which will be 25 feet wide and 100 feet long The site for the proposed structure was purchased early this year from E F Bahney The work of razing the buildings now on the site will be started immediately Thomas Bmce Boyd of New York is the architect and builder andj Karl Wilhelm local architect will be in charge of the work Many of the contracts will be sublet to Massillon for the been under way since the declaration of war with Germany The local organization when formed can either knit enough garments to equip become a unit in making garments for sailors on one of the big battleships If enough garments can be knitted within a certain length of time for a submarine destroyer Massillon will receive credit for equipping ihe men on the destroyer Mrs Russell said today that she had received offers from ntany local women who were willing to knit lhat she expected little trouble in securing enough women to make a large num ber of garments Mrs Russell assist ed by several other local women had been knitting garments for the Brit ish soldiers up to the time this coun try declared war against Germany Since then Mrs Russell has turned her efforts to aidthe United States fighting forces Knitting leagues are being formed all over the Mrs Russell said today and a great work can he done by the women in providing Unit gar ments for the sailors I have been supplied with information from Wash ington in regard to the garments re quired and already several Massillon women have volunteered to Persons interested may secure in formation from Mrs Russell by call racists H sin mm GERMANS DENT FRENCH LINE IN RENEWAL OF FURIOUS ATTACKS TODAY the men on a submarine destroyer or j ing her on the Bell telephone No 64S DEI1 TO on SoutiTMigh slreeCwnere practical ly al of the propaganda literature and contractors it was said b M It was paid LesTer printed and distributed the plot seemed well financed and well organized fbree men already are under arrest here in connection with the plot and it was said that further would j be made both here and in cities of Ohio and the middle within the next few hours H was said that the men already under arrest here would be arraigned hero on charges of trea son Shortly after noon the raid was made on the print shop headquarters by United States District The plans call for one of the hand somest and most modern structures of its kind in the state By Associated St Louis May in Missouri and southern Illinois caused the death of at least 10 persons and i the injury of 50 or more according to advices today from the various commu nities over which the storm passed Sense of Duty to Nation is Quickened as Story of Sacri fices of Veterans is Unfolded at Cemetery and Auditor ium The nation is stronger today was Tuesday Memorial Day 1917 now history re consecreated the citizens of the Unit ed States to the service of their coun try Out of the past with its story of sacrifice that the Union might be born anew came the inspiration the stimu lus to perpetuate it as the defender of freedom and human rights in the present war and in all future wars Memorial Day 1917 was more sig nificant than any ever held It gave new force to patriotism new light on national ideals new understanding of what each citizen must give The Memorial Day morning exercise consisted of the decoration of the graves of the veterans By Associated Madrid May to the newspapers the constitutional guaran tees will he suspended again in two or three days Former premier Count Romances when asked what he thought of the situation in Spain de clared that it became more grave and more confused every day and even hour of the day FOR BVY TAX ON COFFEE senate Continued on Page 3 Col By Associated Washington May 31 The finance committee today decided to provide in the war tax bill to raise consumption taxes of two cents a pound on coffee five cents on tea onehalf a cent on sugar and three i cents on cocoa Another important change agreed upon was the elimina tion of the present tax of cent tax on war munitions now raismg of Police Carter of Columbus and numerous plain clothess detectives Harry E Townsley alleged to be the proprietor of the print shop was arj ships will be used rested in the raid Earlier in the Hammond Hennacy a graduate of Ohio State university and Albert Van Val nisper a car builder were placed un der arrest for distributing anticon scription literature GOVERNOR TELLS HOW PLOT WAS UNCOVERED Following the arrest Governor Cos issued the following statement Immediately upon the issuance of the Presidents proclamation of the ISth Governor Cox laid careful plans to prevent any treasonable conspira By Associated Washington May addition to Attorney j the German commerce raiders Prinz Bolln United States Deputy Marshal Eitei Friedrick and Crown Prince Wil VTuHers Detective Chief j helm the seized German Lieben SOLDIERS PRESENT ARMS WHILE CIVIL WAR VETERANS PASS A military touch was added to Memorial Day pa rade Wednesday when the de tachment of troops under com mand of Lieutenant Bern ing rtationed on guard duty marcfied The 25 left the parade at the corner of Main and Erie street and presented arms while the Civil war veterans passed The local Daughters of Vet erans presented the soldiers with a large box containing towels combs toilet soap tooth paste mirrors and shaving soap Lieutenant Beming on behalf of men today extended thanks to the Daughters of Veterans for their gift The constitutional guarantees were suspended in Spain at the end of March following several strikes and serious disorders throughout the coun try Comparative Quiet Continues Along Brit ish Of fensive Causes Many Losses in March By Associated Washington May 31 Rear Ad miral Upshur the oldest living grad uate of the naval acafiemy died here last night of heart failure He was 94 years old By Associated Desperate attempts by the Germans to push back the French from the van tage ground won in the recent attacks by General Petains forces in the Champagne region have been re newed As a whole the French line remain ed intact under the successive severs blows dealt it today in a sustained ef fort of an extremely violent and san guinary character gas shells being lib erally employed The front was dent ed at only one point and this but slightly the German troops gaining a footing in some advanced trenches northeast of Mount Haut Along the British line ia France the compartive quiet continues broken only by trench raids Increasing artil lery activity from the front however is reported today British loses of men in the Arras battle are reflected in the figures of casualties published during March which total officers ITALIANS IN ALBANIA BUSY fels and gunboats Geier and Locksun will be used by the navy for colliers and cargo carriers Eight German cies arising or being caried into exe cution in Ohio To this end he made a personal request of Mayor Harry L Davis of Cleveland to have Detective JohnF Shibley loaned by the city to the state for the purpose of ascertain ing whether any plots against the government were being put on foot or carried forward within the state Detective Shibley soon unearthed plots indicating that Columous was the center of a widereaching conspiracy By Associated Columbus May bell former treasurer of Ohio suddenly here yesterday He was a j By Associated veteran of the civil war having served j Copenhagen May with the 157th 0 V I He was elected j gramme of the German majorit treasurer of the state in 1S95 From i cialist delegates to the Stockholm The members of Han Post of the G A Ladies of the G A and the Sons and Daughters of Veterans assembled at the G A R hall at S oclock In the morning where short y Thn rnpmhftrs 1904 to 1909 he bank examiner served as national SALVATION ARMY REUNION SUCCESS By Associated Pittsburgh May David E Parks The Salvation Army reunion Wed 65 one of the most prominent steel jnesday attracted the members of the delegates conference according to one of the leading delegates carries services were held The members then went to St Marys cemetery where the Rev George Stuber deliver ed a Memorial address After decor no endorsement of the German govjating the grares the members were conveyed to the Massillon cemetery where a short programme was carried ernment It is clearly intimated that the action of the German delegation is only bidding upon its party and that the envoys have no definite pledges or authorizations from the administra tion at Berlin By Associated London May losses of Norwegian ships are reported in a dis patch from Christiana quoting the Norwegianforeign minister to the effect that German submarines have sunk one sailing vessel and two steam ships By Associated Rome May troops in Albania have occupied three Tillages in the southern part ot 300 ATTEND FIRST JUSTUS EISTEDDFOD Three hundred persons from sur rounding towns attended the first an nual Eisteddfod at Justus held Wed nesday afternoon and evening at the United Brethren church Justus nn der the auspices of the Welsh Congre gational church A programme of out Addresses were made by Post musical and literary competitive numstate had resiglled TEUTONS OPPOSE By Associated Copenhagen May Lokal Anzieger is quoted in a Berlin dis patch as stating that the Austrian and German governments have declared against the appointment of a regemt for Poland at the present time statement would tend to confirm yes terdayas report that the council Of In the mixed chorus competition j manufacturers in the Pittsburgh dislocal barracks and about 65 from out p A nt I AMP NT OF trict died here today aged 6S Mr of town Visitors were present fromji rVIXiirVIVlL l 1 WF AUSTRIA ELECTS GERMAN ITS HEAD Park was one of the organizers of the Crucible Steel Company Canton Alliance Cleveland Dover LOCAL RECTOR TO Continued on Page 2 Column 4 GO TO COURTS IF DRAFTED SAYS PEACE TALKER Salem and Mansfield i The selling of gardienas in the i morning netted the porceeds from which will be placed in the general ANNOUNCE Brigadier Samuel Withers had charge of the days senices Open air The Rev Samuel Ward rector of St jmeetlngs held jn the afternoon Timothys Episcopal church said At the officers and sol day he would announce next aierscouncil in the afternoon S4 whether or not he would leave were present Dinner and local parish and accept the office ofjsupper were served In the Salvation commissary to the bishop of Army Rico with jurisdiction over the repubj lie of Haiti offered htm several weeks ago by the general board of missions of the church Mr Ward went to Cleveland today to confer with Bishop Leonard on the subject SCHOOL ANNUAL By Associated Amsterdam May 31 Dr Gustav Gross leader of the German National some in civilians clothes league has been elected president of the lower house of the Austrian parlia ment according to a Vienna dispatch Ada Kramer of the Daughters of Vet erans Selections furnished by the Beach CltjTVllmot chorus out the Massillon band and a chorus The I classed the Justus chorus In a solo programme was concluded with the Competition for men over oOjears jAOhU KtolIJtiN I OF CITY DIES The the Memorial Boys of war were in Bovs of some were in uniform exercises began Day parade who had Thy Spirit over his were Toney The se Botel and Mrs Elmina Walker 77 died of heart trouble at oclock this ing at her residence in Grape street tethe civil i The officers of the day were Attorjshe was born in Osnanurg and had automobiles Of Tc Darisof Massillonconduc1 lived ia this vicinity practically all her itor adjudicators music Prof G she is survived by two daah Parsons Massillon literature Mrs Eva L Aentz of Ft Wayna Following the parade the D Hattle Welrer of tto proceeded the Washington high jofflcW accompanist Miss Myrtle Busiclty Friends are asked to omit flow school where the Rev Dr G B Smith ier of Bellaire chaplain of the Fifth Ohio Justus chairman of commilttee The funeral arrangements will de Harris treasurer JViles announced later RECEIVES ORDER National Gaurd made the principal audience corresponding secretary G G Rhys address of the day to an OF LIftUOR BOARD which nlled the auditorium Dr GROCERY FIRM GIVES I By frrsjo Xew York May conscrip tion act wa characterized today as both immoral and unconstitutional at the first American Congress on Democ racy and Term of Pence which was in session here today attended by So cialists and pacifists Tho speaker wascja bu9jnesp Daniel Ktefer of Cincinnati Kiefer advised appeal to tho courts as the first duty of a patriotic citizen who was drafted CAPTAIN CURLEY IN YOUNGSTOWN Captain Harry O Curley of Com pany K Tenth regiment Ohio National IR in Youngstown today on offl WANTED A DONKEY or burro for Robin Hood piny Thurs day June 7 at Slppo Adver C OF C SECRETARY ADDRESSES SCHOOLS Edwin B Lord Bocretury of the Chamber of Commerce the school children of Franklin and Whit tier buildings afternoon Members of the high school An nual board of the class of 1917 staged a playlet this morning at chapel in which the the year book was christened The Annual clqthed In the class col ors of purple and white was christened by a preacher Gifts were bestowed upon it and many messages of con gratulation were received by the mem Mayor Koontz today received the Stark county liquor license cnm at the age of 16 enlisted in the northj from ern army and fought throughout the Civil war He entered the ministry in i SCHOOL PUPILS FLAGS MANY PYTHIAN KNIGHTS ATTEND ENTERTAINMENt mission at Canton an order it has is sued to all saloons to close on Tues day 5 when men between the ages of 21 and SO inclusive will regis ter for military duty under the pro visions of the draft law McADOO TO VISIT CINCINNATI llth bers of the Annuals family the were congratulations from Wilson Henry Ford and Canton high school which thoutht By Associated Cincinnati May of the Treasury McAdoo will Tint Cincin nati on June 11 instead of June 8 as Massillon high was capable only of hud been planned Jn his Liberty bond football and track work speech maklnf tour The Annual was placed on today book this year will sell at 10 wnU Md wtU be handled by rarlous book 1S7S and was pastor of the local First Methodist church from 1S94 to 1S9S The A B Flory Grocery Company Tuesday distributed American flags to the children of the public after which he became district super schools well as Washington high intendent in Canton When the troops school The flags were distributed were sent to the Mexican border the patriotic exercises year Dr Smith offered his senIces j Eight hundred additional flaps will but after passing the physical exami be distributed In the Catholic schools Inatlon wa rejected because of his today age It Is alwayi right tc defend the right even if you have to fight for An entertainment given Wednesday evening under the auspices of Knights of Pythias in the Pythian hail Xewton Beers a monologlst who play Damon and attended by about 300 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION By ugreouvju ihe partner Pythias was persons The various roles assumed were excellently The olMi of 1918 will meet Friday ereniai at 7 oclock In the city hall said Dr Smith Destruction andship between J F Uehienwaltar and killing arc wrong but times come whenj Flnstmnaker operating under in order to defend a higher right thm nauit City Tire and Repair enemies of that right must be has this day been dissolved J W Flnstprmakcr who resumed all ob Dr Smith said that at the and to whom oil accounts of the Oiril war men u now did not enlltt readily If the North had been Continued on column s be paid will the oonctro undor present firm TO BUILD HOUSE William H Burd has taken out a building permit for the erection ol a story and a half frame house on Cow monwealth avenue SPECIAL FOR FRIDAY While tbey lust Srto t dozen 8 Hettger 10 Park
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