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Tyrone Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1917, Tyrone, Pennsylvania The H 1 I eraid THIRTIETH YEAR TYBONE PA SATURDAY JANUARY 27 1917 25 CENTS PER MONTH GERMANS MAKE AmCWVERDUN Storm Preach TrMies u MHe Frent at HID 304 500 PRISONERS ARE TAKEN Paris War Office Reports Teutons Suf fered Hoavy LOSMS and Wars Com to Retire Berlin Jan trenches on Hill northwest of Verdun wert stormed by German troops along a front of 1600 metres about a the war office announced The elate merit follows Army group of the German crowt prince On the west bank of Mouse in the sector of infantry Gen eral von Francois under command ol Lieutenant General von Bornt Westphallan and portions of the Ba dish regiments or proved valor and efficiency assisted by artillery pio neers and mlno stormed tht Ffentffi trench Hill 304 on a front ol 1COO metres The enemy suffered sanguinary losses in bandtohand fighting and lefl in our hands in round numbers 500 among whom were twelve officers We captured ten machine guns Atnight the Frenchlaunched a counter attack which failed Enterprises on Dead Mans Hill and ftorcheast of Avocourtbrought the de sired PANCHO VILLA He and Zavata Reported to Formed Alliance Costly to Fee Says Paris Paris Tan the Verdnn front the Germans made attacks at four points between Avpcourt wood arid DeadMansHill The war ofllce says the were driven back with severe losses although they penetrated advanced f renches near Hill 304 Tn upper Al left theirtrenche at two points to atUoli but twere by artilleryiThe arinoiihcemeht follows 1 On the right bank of Meuse after aviolent bombardinent riernmii forces delivered attacks iipon foitrpQlntu of our front between Avo iourlKoodanda point tothe Dcail Hill bik were repulssd by our curtain of flre and by the infantry and machihe guns Oiir assailants were compelled to wayback to their treiichca vith the exception however of cer tain detachments which success AilIn penetrating some of mir ad vanced tranches Inthe sector of Hill 04 The enemy during attack suffered very heavy losses and left numerous dead in front of oiir lines particuJarly in Avocourt wood During the course of the night Cerinan troops undertook several sur attacks upon some of position but these faUefl under th n9 of our men located to the nortJi of Chilly southof the Sbmme and to the northeast of Vingre between the Oise and the Alstie Tor the third successive day Lien tenant George Guynemer is mentioned IP the communication from the war office The announcement credits hint with down an airplane on the Somme front Tals briniss up 16 the number of air planes this pilot IN PRISON Uses Stage Tricks at Night and Keept Guards on Run teavenworUi Kani Jau tulloquJst among the convicts in tin federsi prison who bas at his com mand all the tricks of the professional H causing the guards to spend imicb tirne trying toevolve a plan for his il e tec tion and len ce The large cell rooms are acoustically perfect for the exercise1 of the con vlcVs art and nightiyfthe guards and ininates are aroused by walls of dis tress ilaughter dog Jind dla logues between a man and a woman which eventually end In a fight So fir the practical joker Is enjoy ing his art undisturbed but unless the Kimrds obtain results within a tew dayj they said they will offer a re ward among the convicts for the dis turber of their peace Jheto hy American Press Association Reports from the border are that Villa and Zapata who has had an in dependent rebel movement in the south of Mexico for several years have formed an alliance against Car rahza VILLA ON PERSHINGS HEELS Bandit Leader Reported to Have Oc cupied El Vallt El Paso Tex Jan of Francisco Villa have occupied El Val le Ctihiiahua abandoned by Major General John T Pershlngs outpoets according to apparently reliable infor mation in army circles Ttls said ViHahasestablishedhead quarters at Madera and is preparing to occupy Casas Grandes when Per ching abandons his field headquarters at Coionia Dublan No Chanjje inU S Policy Washington Jan from Mexico forecasts no radical change in the policyof the United of State Lansing said the poMcy declared in Preeldent Wilsons speech In Mobile in1913 remains tin changed fii that address the presi dent declared the intention of his art mlnistration was not to interfere vflth the Mexicans in what he regarded as their struggle for iUherty RAIDER SHELLS BRITISH COAST No Casualties and Only J500 Damage Says London ACTRESS Struck Olrl and law London Jan German ship sheliled the Suffolk coast of land There were ho A despatch from Irowestoft reports that Uie raider arrived off the coast at about eleven aclock The night was veiy dark and the warshipcould not be made out from the shore Be fore beginning the bombardment it fired two star shells probably for the of identifying possible bbjec Tlie raider then fired a number of shells several of which exploded but the total damage was less than Most of the shells exploded on open ground The bombardment lasted only three minutes There was no panic Lowestoft is In Suffolk about 100 miles southeast of London It had been shelled before by German raid Unsparing UBoat Drive to Start Stockholm Jan Ny heter declares that Germany intends immediately to start a submarine war around England sinking every ship encountered whether neutral or bel ligerent BERIDE FEAR OF CHINAFJEDJATION PttTtottc Cuirass SpiaMr Rsfs CRITIC OF ROOT HISSED FAVOR U PEACE LEAGUf Supfwrt Mr W lions Manchester t5ng Jan 27 Tlic Jsv bor In uBvnl mousljr adopted a resoltttlon urflfla that all the British at the peace conference should wort for the formation of an International lague to enforce the maintenance ol peace on the plan advocated by president of the United States and proved by the British foreign Former Senator Denounces Course in the War and Favors Wil sons World Peace Plan Washington Jan and edu cational aspects ot preparedness oc cupied the dongress of Constructive Patriotism Tlie gathering is under the auspices of the National Security League Pro fessor Edward A Steiner of Grlnnel College Iowa apeaking from the view point of naturalised American re pudlated suggestions that America could ever be Chinafled or Prussian The resolution also demanded thai the British plenipotentiary shouU include an adequate number of mentafy representatives of offmiissd labor The mover of the resolution remark ed that many been about Russia but it should not be for gotten that It was Russia that ed The Hague conference The conference alao adopted a liitlon declaring that labor was posed to the afterthewar policy ol the Paris conference and demandlni free trade for every country with safeguards for the maintenance of in ternational labor conditions Used by international trade union agreements MAN AND INFANT DEANFCOLD MlflN FMs CkM StHitaf ra Trenton N J Ian 27 A jnry lu he federal court gave Miss Beatrice a verdict of against the borough of Deal for injuries suffer ed when she was hit by a floating log while bathing in the ocean 3he for Forsythe an actresi played Juvenile and the Injury robbed her of her profession Her lei is sowed M a result of the iccldent Fire U of Laboratory University of Virginia Va Tan 87 flrfi in the old the did it Boy coaster is KtiiM Tamaqtia Pa Jan coast ing Charles Boner aged eight years was killed Avhen he collided with an auto true The child was a son of C C Boner a national organizer for the United Mine AVorkers of America Woman Escapes Suffocation Haserstown STd Tan save herself from by smoke W TTlnple dressed while leaning out of her bedroom as flre which wrecked the house was In prog ress The Westher Forecast for this section followed by rain or toiitrht and KrohMilv tnwnrrow northwest winds We are naturailly too pugnacious for that he said We are too im patient with slow historic processes too unamenable to discipline Gone is the old optimism which made us rise every Fourth of July and challenge the whole world to stand up for a licking AVe are now possessed by a spirit of pessimism which h equally dangerous for as once we exj aggcrated we now are In grave dangei of exaggerating our faults and weak nesses In the midst of a verbal attack on Blihu Roots appeal for universal inlli tary training Ludwlg Nilfen Of Brook lyn was hissed from the platform bj delegates Mr Roots avowed sympathy with President Wilsons plan to establish worldpeace and his denunciation ol Germanys course in the war express1 cd in his address before tlie congress were still the subjects of informal dis cussion amongthe delegates Mr Roots speech drew from S Stanwood Menken chairman of the congress explanation that the gathering is inj tendedto be neutral regardlessof expressions of individual speakers are free to say what they in his speech Mr Root construed Mr Wilsons proposal for a league olj nations for peace as rmeaning the forl niatlon of a convention under whichj actionwouldbeleft to erery signatory power to determine its duty toward the maintenance of peace Biit observe he added thatthat agreement Is worthless meaningless unless the enter into it keep their power behind it It will be a worthless agreement on our part M we havent a ship or a soldier that we can Contribute to the war if war theri ought to be or to the maintenance of that peace Mr Root turned ailso to the presi dents suggestion that the present war imust end in a peace without vicj Now11 sympathize with that he said but the peace that the presi dent describes involves the absolute j destruction and abandonment cf the principle upon which this War was begun It doesnt say Serbia it doesnt say Begliuui but there the chosen head of the American people bas declared the principles of the democracy In unmistakable terms has declared for the independ ence and equal rights of all small and weak nations has decflared for a Mon roe doctrine of the whole world pre cluding all nations from interferelng with the independent control of its own affairs by every small nation from taking away the territory of other nations from attempting to exercise the coercion of superior power over other nations for disarmament for the reduction of these mighty armies and navies And every word of that declaration Xhlch I believe truly represents the conscience and judgment of the Amer ican people denounces the sacrifice of Belgium and of Serbia and the prin ciples npon which they were made Penny Newspaper Doomed Chicago Jan penny news paper is doomed Alexander Smith of Chicago paper manufacturer and banker told prominent publishers from the middle west who were in sessionhere with the heads of great print paper manufacturing concerns for the purpose of discussing the paper shortage that they would never again beable to buy paper at a price which would permit them to sell their news paper for one cent Want Wilson Movs Indorsed Paris Jan eightynine nni fieS Socialist deputies in the chamber adopted a resolution urgently asking the government to affirm its accord with the principles expressed In Presi dent Wilsons address to the aenste The resolution also demands that pressure be exerted on all the belli gerents to hasten peace Injuries Fatal to Poffsnbsrnsr Haserstown Md Tan County Commissioner Samuel Poffen aged eightyone died at Keedy vllle of Injuries sustained In a fail an Us let BEAT WOMAN AND ROB HER STORE Uttacked by Thojs When Re vohir Falls to Eiphme Chester Pa Jan Cather ine Tuttle who conducts a grocery store at Third and Green streets Mar cus Hook was beaten on the head with a club by two negro highway men after she had refused requests for money The robbers then took from the dash register picked tip two watches and several other convenient articles and escaped The woman who lives in the rear of the store had gone to the store on noticing the men enter In Voice on e of the strangers demanded that she give them money Mrs Tut tle picked up a revolver secreted on the back ledge of the counter for such an and pointing it at the men ordered them to leave They did not do soand she pulled the trigger As tlie hanttnersnapped the shell fail ed to exptode thiji being the cue for to ruah in backotthc counter and grab the terrified store keeper SheTias beaten with a club until she unconscious Tt was then tnat the men their loot Mrs TnttJewas found by a customer who came to the store The alarm wits immediately sounded and the police and a number of citizens took up the search for the highwaymen FOR FACTORY OWNER Man Locked Door Cauaod Thlr tten to Die In Fire Sent tor Jail New York rJan that a sentence Jn prison should teach a farreacfiing lesson to factory owners and tenants who fall to provide propei flre exits Justice Kapper ofthe suj preme sent Samuel Barkin to Sing Sing for from two and onehalf to five and onehatf BarkJn is partner in a shirtmaking company housed in a Brooklyn buiid ing where nine women and four men operatives lost their lives a flfe because the trap door beeweentlielr place of work and Barkins floor was ioclved Barkin was convicted by a jury earlier tills week His partner Sam uel Simon and the buildings ownera Mr and Mrs TJ Diamond proprietors of a candy company in the structure are still to be tried on charges similar to that on which he was found gtiilty Try to Kill W Va Judge Jan James Uanaron of the circuit cour here was shot and seriously wounded by an unidentified man as he walkec with MTS Damron througli the subwa at tlie Norfolk Western railroad sta tion The ball entered the hip and ranged downward Buy Property for Capitol Park Harrisburg Pa Jan last property required for Capitol Park ex tension was bought by the Capitol Park extension commission from the Pennsylvania Railroad company Ot the 539 properties In the extension district the state has settled for 520 and the others are In litigation the state having taken them under the terms of the act Ten Murder Trials Harrisburg Pa Jan Ten mur der casee were listed for trial the week of Pebniary 5 by the Dauphin county court Five of the slayers are colored men and one is a colored woman charged with having set lire to her ilovcr while he slept Earthquake Rocks Canada Montreal Jan An earthquake shock which continued for fifteen sec onds roclced this district Buildings shook throughout Mc city causing considerable alarm among office ten In section OR1NK THE MUSE OF It Detected by Wife Afttr a Quarrel Man is Believed to Committee Suicide Philadelphia Jan the Epls copal hospital Gladys Fox old with hands and feet frozen and emaciated by etpMiure and lack oi ftOurishment a being tenderly nursed back to life and comfort In all Philadelphia there is perhap ho child who his passed through such an ordeal of terror and suffering as this baby did before she was found unconscious from cold and hunger after the death of her father and bab brother of starvation and exposure While the poilice are searching city for a trace of the childs mother who fled from home in fear of a drink crazed husband surgeons at the hos pital are working earnestly to restore the health and strength of the mosl pathetic figure in the tragedy When Mrs Mary Rieiiy of 226 Wesi Glehwood avenue attended a funeral yesterday it occurred to her that she was not far from the home of cousin Virginia Fox who lived at 2524 East Adams street JIvs IHelly who had not seen her cousinin tnanj weeks decided to visit her That sud den decfision was all that saved this Hfe of Gladys Mrs Rlelly went to the Fox home linocked on the door and getting nc response walked in The door was unlocked On the bare floor of the front roore in the shack she saw the body of Ray mond Pox eighteen months old E brother of Gladys There were nc bruises orother markson the Infant It had froten to death Mrs Rielly pursued her investlga tion to the only room on the seconc floor There was Fox the father cold in death Beside him in a scantily covered bed was Gladyi Pox She was unconscious screamed for aid anc waf sent to the Episcopal hospital The rest of iflie work belonged to the cor oner There was a rubber tube attachec to a gas jet and the valveof this je was open when Mrs Rlelly enterec the room Gas came through a tweh tyflvecent deposit meter There waf no odor of gas in the room and whether Fox ended his lifeas a sul clde will be determined by the coro ner Raymond the baby undoubted died from exposure and ladk of nptir ishment Gladya had suffered for th samo reasons and would have diedj within another hour Fox the neighbors say was a peri odical drinker andJohn Barleycorn stands asthe chief agent in thetra gcflV which drove a mother from home brought death to a father and a baby and nearly caused the death of threeyearold girl fiftythreeyears old a painter and a good man when he didnt drink Thats what the neigh 1ors say Of Mrs Foxs whereabouts nothing is known Neighbors say she quar reled wjth her husband several days ago and left the house The police are seeking her to find her DAVID W TAYLOR U t Constructor Promot ed Roar Admiral Photo by American ireaa Association PLAN U S PLANT TO MAKE SHELLS Daniels Puts Ordnance Experts tt Work Washington Jan Daniels began preparing to meet the British governments refusalto Hadflelds Limited to manufactura projectiles for the American navy by making ready to equip a government plant to do the work Ordnance ex perts were put to work on the plans I expect work to begin on the plant in the spring said Seoretary Daniels and ttie machinery will be advertised for soon The navy department virtually has abandoned hope ot getting satisfac tory bids from American manufactur ers The board selecting a site for the llOpO000 armor plate plant prob ably jvjll locate the projectile plant at the same site Secretary Daniels conferred wi th Charles M Schwab of Bethlehem whose bids were rejected by the navy department ACCEPTS JOB IN A HURRY Lancaster Man Forsakes School to Be come House Chaplain Jan the Tier S G Zerfass was notified of his appointment as chaplain to the house of representatives at Harrishtirs lie was busy instructing a class In the country school of which he was teach er He resigned his position and hasten ed to Harrisburg The school was teacher until Silas E Bard editor of the Den ver Bress agreed to serve temporarily having been a teacher twenty years ago when he became the editor of the paper he now owns Mexican Biahop Fretd Washington Jan represen tations by the United States Bishop de la Mora ot Zacatecas condemned to death on a charge of aiding Villa lias been released and is cm his way to the United States Arehbisnoiv Oroico of Guadalajara Is held on the same charge Representations also have been In his behalf PaMinger Ship Aid oTth Head AVash Jan O S calls sent out by the freight and PS senger steamship Prince John ssyinc she Is ashore on Wrangell Island off the southwest coast of Alaska were picked up bf the radio station The message said tnc was leaking twdly und asks for Immediate help Secretary Daniels awarded a con tract for fourteen and sLxteenInch shells to the Haclnelds concern be cause Its proposail was made below those of the Bethlehem and other Ameridan bidders A saving of more than would be effected by having the projectiles made in Eng land Besides it was asserted that the Bethlehem company the next low est bidder had in previous tests failed to meet government shell speciflca tlonsv MINERS WORK FULL TIME Tamaqua Men Vote Against Saturday Half Holiday Tamaqua PaJan the first time since the May agreement all the Panther Creek Valley collieries of the lieiilgh Coail and Navigation company are working an eighthour Saturday today insteadoE quitting at noon This was brought about by the com pany putting the question to a vote of the mine workers throughout the valleyand the decision to work forty eight Instead of fortyfive hours week ly carriedby a good majority So great is the demand for coal that the company is desirous of putting forth every possible effort to increase its outputand the added three hours weekly will mean thousands of addi tional tons of anthracite produced during the next few months STOPS FLYErTTO SAVE PONY j Engineer Rescues Pet at Johnstown j and Ties it to a Pole Altoona Pa Jan west with the St Louis Mail one of the fastest trains on the Pennsylvania system which stops only at division terminals Engineer William Kemp peered through thecab window and saw a fat little pony attached to a wagon standing calmly on the track at the grade crossing west of Johns town apparently not intending to move He stopped his train jumped off led the pony out of clanger tied it to a telephone pole boarded his engine and arrived at Pittsburgh on time al though ten minutes late leaving Al Girt Killed by Train Elklon Md Tan Alba near the fifteenyearold daughter of Mrs Anna Alhanese of Eders was struck by a Baltimore Ohio express train and Instantly killed The girl with two others was picking coal along a side track at Edcrs freight station when she stepped on the wain track directly in front of the express AGED LAUNDRESS WAS GERMAN SPY lir Drfii Wish i Sit iH to 6imu Flfm i TOLD OF TROOP MOVEMENTS For Soldiers and Post tion of Clothw Ground Told Ger man Airman Troops Were Con Spy UMd Plow Horsas to Signal Information Several days ago the Paris contained a brief paragraph telling of a young girl a milliner iu the neigh borhood ofGrenoble who had been caught playing the spy for the Ger mans aiid sentenced to a long term of imprisonment says Fred B Pitney In the New York Tribune We doivt shoot women spies any more1 said a soldier friend of inlne oil permission from the Somme front to wboni I spoke of the story There have been no women shot for a long time They generally get about years at hard labor Arc you as much tr led as by spies T I asked Hejaughed As long as there is war there will be spies he replied Ton remember when we took Bou chavesnes Long enough ago it was Well there was not much left ot the village when we got it Our artillery had knocked it pretty well to pieces but we found an old womantherc had remained all throughthe German occupation and badeven mauaged to hide and stiy behind when all the rest ot the civic population had evacuated Tho Old Washerwoman She stayed and did our washing for us Ton could see soldiers shirts and underwear all around the cellar she lived and hanging on all the posts and pieces ot wall The old woman pottered around and worked most industriously at her tubs She always came out when there were troops going through the village and she would talk to the men find out where they were going where they csimc from aud how long they expect ed to be there Aud wheuever sho came out fromlier tubs she would go to her wash lying out to dry esamhis it tura it over rearrange it She was a wonderful washwoman It was a mania with her having everything just right for the French soldiers Knew But the Germans seemed to know every coneeutnition of troops we mads in that region Their shells received us every time We set three men to the special duty of finding out how the Germans got their information The first thing they found out was that there were more air flights over Bou chavesnes than at any other part of the line They decided that there roust bo something about Boucharesnes which made it a particularly good ob servation point As the old woman was the only thing that distinguishes the place from any Til lage they arrested her Spies work all kinds oltrtcfcs friend continued There was the old fellow who came back to his farm Just behind the lines audstarted to do his tall plowing a white and a blaclc He did his sig naling by changing the position of tha white horse in the team He was easj to catch as a team especially a team always works in the same order Some of our men whoi were farmers noticed how he was constantly ing Miis horses about They talked about it among themselves a bit anfl at last one of them spoke of it to an officer The alleged farmer was In vestigated and shot Blacksmith a Jolly Dog AVe ran across ablacksmith couple of mouths ago who was onfl of the inost congenial fellows you met He had his shop right beside of the main roads used by the troops hi going back and forth to the trenches and he always had a stock of wine and something to eat His shoi did not keep him very busy and he was nearly always at his door He wouM talk to the soldiers give them a drink ask where they were going and want lo know how long they would be gone so that he would be waiting to give them another glass of wine when they came back He was very popular wltfe the soldiers because he was such a good fellow always ready with a jots wnd u glass of vrinc But our were known to the enemy Our men were being shot down Some of OUT spy catchers sot to work to find the leak rthej hunted through the sector for the beJl place to pick up news about troot movements and they found of course that all the soldiers were friendly with the blacksmith Ills shop was raided one day Ho had been left behindby the Germans Tic hndn three months store of wine and food in his cellar He had also direct telephonic commu nication frtJm his cellar with the Ger nan lines He
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