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Monessen Daily Independent, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1922, Monessen, Pennsylvania waftncr tonight and Friday. MONE88EN DAILY INDEPENDENT VOLUME 20, NO. 231 MONESSEN, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 9th, 1922. Charleroi Chief Un TWO CENTS PER COPY Arrest Bird House Contest Winners STATE POLICE WAGING WAR ON MOTORISTS WHO VIOLATE LAW Claim Chief Had Collected Fees Illegally A warrant was issued yesterday merous other occasions, from Sep- by Justice of the Peace J. F. Car- michaels in Washington for the ar- rest of Chief of Police C. "W. Al- bright of Charleroi, charging him with receiving illegal fees. Infor- mation was made by Attorney John H. Mofftt of Charleroi. a former County Controller. Mr. Albright left this mornmg for Washington to give bond for a hearing, the date of which will be announced later. According: to the information, Mr. tember 23, 1920 until 1921, while under color of his office, he accepted fees for mileage and some instances in excess of that al- f lowed by law. The issuing of the warrant on the officer caused a stir of excitement rn Charleroi and is only another in- stance of the war that is being stag- ed between two factions in the bor- ough. The trouble first started with the removal of the Chief from of- fice some months ago and this was Albright, who was also elected con- followed at election time when fac- stable in the borough of Charleroi, I tioral war was staged between the did, while receiving: a stated salary two parties. the election they as Chief of Police of Charleroi, ille- gally accept ?7.70 fees on (September 23 1920, and again on November 21, 1920. accepted fees amounting to 110.25. It is also alleged that on nu- have figured prominently in court cases and even at the present time a councilmamc squabble is being aired in court, a decision on which is ex- pected this week. Issues Warning j Consumers to Protest "Beware of the flim-flam The Greensboro Gas Company, fur- is the urgent message to .Westmore-' nishing- natural gas service in Fay- land county farmers, issued by j ette, Greene, Washington and West- County Agent W. L. Treager. He j moreland counties, and to communi- points oat that in comparatively re- ties in this county from Donora cent times many Pennsylvania, farm- j southward along the Monongaheia ers have been the victims of unscru- j nver, including- Charleroi, North pirious- Charleroi Speers -and Dunievy, has from State College bulletin sobscrip- filed with the Public Service- Com- tions to stock in what would later. mission at Harrisburg a supplement prove "to be mythical or mismar.- to its existing tariff, to become cf- aged business enterprise. jfective April 1. 1922. "When ft Stranger approaches you i This supplement increases the with a brijiittnt-hued proposition that rate for natural gas from 47 cents you have heard nothing about, make gross or 45 cents net per cubic sure of his the county feet, to 53 or 50 cents net agent says. Before any transactions i per cubic feet. A monthly are made on any questionable deals, minimum charge of per meter he urges that all people approached is established. get in touch with the County Farm _ Yesterday a delegation of West Bureau office in Greensburg- and re-, Newton headed by Joseph ceive such information as they may Stevenson cattie to Charleror and have available. It is reported that, conferred with members of the a promoter was active in Pennsyl- Chamber of Commerce of that town vania not ago, pushing a ques- and it was decided to secure repre- tionable agricultural development sentatives from other communities proposition. He disappeared after, affected .snd wage a concerted fight making- a "clean-up'' on bogus stock, l against the increase. It is expected State College Agricultural bulletins i Donora, Xorth Charleroi, Speers, are issued free to all who ask for Donlevy and all other communities them, yet at a recent time it was re- j combine to protest against the ported that a man was collecting ai" !n- rates._________ money for "subscriptions" to these bulletins. There have been many- such instances, but if fanners and others will take the trouble to con- sult the County Agent or Farm Bu- reau officials before speculating in unknown deals, they will probably be'. able to save themselves material j losses. i COME IN, ITS TIME 1flE THE Troopers A re Waging War on Violators State Police in this section hnve again declared war on motorSts and drivers of trucks hauling "near beer." Yesterday afternoon 75 au- toists were stopped on the Webster bridge and requested to produce their drivcis' license. A number of who failed to produce curds were warned while nine were taken Officer, which prohibits the transfer of beverages containing a percent- age of alcohol not permitted by law; in motor trucks. Shipments must be mnd-e by freight or express. Many of the trucks are operating duiuig the night traveling from var- ious breweries in the Youghiogheny valloy, as well as from the rount> into custody and will be given seat. It is expected a detail hearing before Justice of the Peace [so be at work on the West rn Donora. road within a short time, in an A detachment of State Police sta- to break up the practice of tioned at CJairton. has been rather deliveries to this section from active the past week stopping booze other valley. trucks headed for the Monongahcla Five trucks were stopped in E'v-i- valley. The troooers patrol the high- beth Tuesday evening but they ways above and below Ciairton as well as on the main highway back of E'izzfaeth. stopping all trucks load- ed with beer. This action is being taken in all parts of the state, following the re- cent order of the State Prohibition ed to be loaded with empty beer bfli rcls and the drivers were to continue on their way. On tha same afternoon, however, two trucks were stopped in Ciairton, loaded with beer and the drivers were plac- ed under arrest. Bandits Routed Seek Prompt Action CBy United Preas-J New York, March bandit gang of two women and three men was routed by police in a pistol bat- PRIZES AWARDED WINNERS IN BIRD HOUSE CONTEST AT IOWA SCHOOL BUILDING By LAURENCE M. BENF1DICT (United Press Staff Correspomlenn Washington, March troublesome soldier bonus question dogged President __ Harding today He into the a' seashore vacation. Having been unable to reach the President yesterday while he was making arrangements for his depar- i tie early after holding up the (clerk of a hoU-l opposite the Pennsyl- l van a station More than fiftv shots were fired in the gun fight. Two women and the maning arrantremems ior nis oepar- drivev -f one of the bandits' two nu- lure, several Republican members of tomobiles were cajitured. House and means commit- bandits jumped from a big nu- today decided t.-, tomohile and ran into the hotel lobbv, i nf their number south to talk wftK ordeiing the clerk to "reach up. Harding, or write a joint letu-i in and keen on j effort to get a complete and final ex- Meanwhilp. the two womenjemain-1 prcssion from the oxecut've fn whether he will veto the losn-certrfi- in the car with the chauffeur. "A night owl" newsboy looked bonus bill now before the Home, throueh the window and saw one of The congressmen considerng He' _ Reach Decision Unions Differ (By United Press) Scranton. Pa.. March i gag-ed was reached late last night by em-lander the super, isior. of I of the Erie railroad company! othy shop Dur.more. near here, to quit teacl i work March loth, unless the railroad displayed their art and ingenu'ty to company agrees to cancel its ccn- the judge? who, with some degree of tract with the Meadville Machinery, difficulty, selected the winners and I awarded the prizes. First nrize ;n the bird house con- A citizens' committee, composed of G. H. Thomas, C. L. Schack, J. H. Vfa.it, Dr. A. R. Wilson and Mr. Hcl- wig, judged the bird houses and boxes constructed by pupils of the Fifth to Seventh -Grades inclusive, of the manual training of the Iowa school. For the past two months over a hundred pupils of this department have been actively en- in preparing their exhibits, Miss Dor- Parke, the manual training teacher and this morning proudly the robbers at the cash register, ranged on sidewalk for nolice. yelled une "f the bugs, j hearing the rapping. They ran out. opening fire on an approaching policc- I man. The officer raturnft) thp fire and th? between fte Illinois coal miners an'' the International Union on the ques- tion of a strike April 1st widened today. Fran_k Farrington. president of the Illinois mineres, declared he would proceed -with arrangements to hold a separate wage conference Illinois- operators ur.lcs? high. officials of the United Mine Workers famished information he requested regarding possibility of ?.n inter- state conference. the reply of the International officers to a telegram he pent yesterday threatened to hold a separate con- ference -was unsatisfactory. Second Explosion (By Uaited Press) Xiaeara FalK N. Y.. March 9 One man -seas killed and ssxt-pen in- jnred ia an in th? Niacsra Power company's tan-nol tc-tfay. This was Use second 5n by that date. The '-on'-ern recently j leased the Durnore shop and, accord- ing to the union the management is j already cutting- wages and otherwisa i violating the transportation act. j The Dur.more workers, in addis5On to deciding io suspend work nexi.. week also voted have the case brought to th? attention of the Uni-' ted States board. The i Meadville company has made no re- ply to the union. test was awarded to Thomas Matty, I awarded Frank Anderson, while sec- "T and iP- who disolayed a tipmouse house; on i honors in the same contest were of the revolver s-iots came rto Steve Kaiafas won second prize, guen to Alfred Bonime. the oars united States Marines with his ertry of a nuthatch house; la former years this contest has Ronalds Trantlena was irhen third been cor.duc.ted in connection with place -Kith a similar house and fourth the Pittrburgh Chronicle Telegraph prize was awarded John Jenkins for bird house contest, but this year the his wrenhouse Each of the following pupils were awarded Sl.OO for their entries: Nick BaehensV Joe Lastoka. Mike John Fvdorchak, Andy Ma- losky, John Po'-.lot and Lament Pitt- man, while honorable mention was Charles MeAulcy, William Steve Bcloveski and John Bachenski. In addilio" 'i the bird house con- to Blackball Letter (By United Press.) rofoTi ose man -was v injored. In fonth March blarfc- Then a s hand Jet'e'r thrta'c-ni-.jr him with sho-aring sir.r-r. death was received by State- work :n the John T. Davis, today, sixteen fire ET, in an ordinary aicture a nur c'uf its send- Mono, the rep: in large Africa. greatly a ihriat of "ir- the t'lfsgh he crars. j Last nisht in the First 1 ian church a large audience listened j to a kct-jro of mn-c i than ordinary iitcrcst given Sv th? A. M. Buchanan P. D. D rec'or cf Alien woix :n Redstf-no tery. Thf nrturos began -nith one of t'ls Henry CrPpTTinn Swrar- D- P.. modprator cf thr the rntcres-t was 50 great localiy that it dec'dcd that in order to do jus- tax: and his tice to those participating a contest' tne chauffeur's neck onicrd ii'm should be held for the pupils here, j "swed prizes bsinc awarded by local' Police commanderre-J nr.oth-'r rar people. land pursued the ma'-h.ne t-arryinp The houses on display this morn- the women. Shots fiew back and ing created favorable comment forth both cars were bullet from the juiigfs srd it was decided splintered. to place them on display in Kirk's' iilp thp Oh. you're a drug store window ryr> avenue hell of n chauffeur." one of the wi- a special pr.ze for the best feed- tomorrow trorning so that the public men could he h'.ird srrraming at the ing station and fcird bath was may the work of the pupils 'man at the who. hunthed in l was cutt-ny 'iartinp- down tryine- to off the pol.c" -.vni-h was behind. Thp whiz-
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