Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 14, 1918, Page 12, Image 12

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Lodge Members in Session
Here Pledge Loyalty to
United States
Reports of various officers read at
yesterday's session were approved by
the convention of the Brotherhood of
America in session in the Cameron
Hall this morning. The report of the]
committee on election received the
approval of the convention, and the
following officers were declared j
elected: Grand Chief Washington,;
John Held, circle No. 48; grand chief
Jefferson, Andrew H. Sehuler, No.
57; grand chief Franklin, William C. j
Tongue, Xo. 71; grand scroll keeper,'
C. A. Deng, Xo. 44: grand treasurer.
John Streck, Xo. 49; grand herald,
William B. Bartholomew. Xo. 94; .
grand watcher of the day, George W. j
Blaetz. Xo. 107: grand watcher ofi
the night, James G. Jones, Xo. 95;'
grand trustee, Charles A. Staier. Xo.
63. Representatives to the supreme;
circle: Thomas A. Homan, Xo. 95; ]
John E. Benner, Xo. 16; William j
Thomas, Xo. S2; Charles W. Sping-|
ler, Xo. 34: Arthur E. Kitchen. Xo.'
71: Wilfred S. Reed, Xo. 67; Theo
dore O. Post, Xo. 97; William Me
ginnis. Xo. 53. and William H. Ben
ner, Xo. 59.
Reaffirm laiyulty
Among resolutions passed by the
convention were those upholding
and reaffirming the loyalty of the
brotherhood, a copy of this resolu
tion being sent to President Wilson,
and a resolution thanking the Mavor
for his address of welcome and the
lodges for their courtesies and kind
nesses to the Grand Circle of Penn
This afternoon the convention tep
resentatives are at Hershey Park
and this evening they will be at the
Colonial Theater. To-morrow morn
ing at the convention sessions the
new officers will be installed and the
place of meeting for next year will
be selected.
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ing. concealing and aiding a de
serted soldier.
Escapes From llospitni
Testimony brought before tho
grand jury related that btrnusser
vas drafted and left with a con
tingent from Mifflin county for
Camp Meade. He was there only a
short time when he took an ax and
chopped off the fingers of his left
hand. He was taken to the camp
hospital, and while there escaped.
It is said that he came to the house
cf the Hassenplugs and that, when
authorities came to search for him
he was not to he found, according
to the statements of the people who
lived in the house.
Authorities visited the house
again and it was testified that
neither of the Hassenplugs admit
ted he was in the house. A deputy
at the back of the house says he
saw Strausser trying to escape by
climbing through a manhole of the
attic roof and jumping to the
ground. Just as the deserter was
ready to jump the deputy says, he
caught sight of the authorities and
hastily retreated, forcing his \Riy
past the woman and her 23-year-old
son. Sheriff Merrill A. Davis rushed
up to the attic and captured the
prisoner. A shotgun ansLa number
of shells were found in his posses
sion. He was turned over to the
Federal authorities.
The woman and her son face a
serious charge and will probably be
brought before the October term of
court at Scranton for hearing.
Allday M ill Be Tried in October
A true bill was found against Dick
O. Allday, a Chambersburg real es
tate and insurance agent, on the
charge of seditious utterances and
violations of the espionage, act, by
the grand jury of the United States
District Court in session late yester
day afternoon. Allday. it is charged,
made a number of statements show
ing espousal of the cause of the Im
perial German government. Among
affidavits in the testimony presented
by District Attorney Rogers L. Burt
nett was that of George B. Uesher, a
street car conductor at Chambers
burg and a member of the Xational
Guard. He alleges that Allday said:
"The United States has no business
to declare war!" and that he fur
ther said:
"What would you soldiers amount
to in a war like this?"
It is said Allday also said;
"if the United States sends any sol
dieii aiross then I hope they will kill
every damn one of them." This
statement, it is said, Allday later de
David G. Wingerd made affidavit,
saying that Allday said: "I have a
lot of wheat I got off my plhce and
if I can't get it ground for my own
use I will destroy it before it will
help to feed anybody else."
C. C. Poffenberger, Harper D. Col
lins and Charles Hummel, Marys
ville, were sentenced vesterdav by
Judge Witmer to pay fines of SSOO
WeWant an Ex-County or City Official ■
—a Bank Employee
—or a man of this type
in short, a man of integrity and large acquaintance
in Harrisburg to represent us, and help us sell stock
allotment of high grade securities. A man posses
sing these qualities is assured success and perma
nent, satisfactory* compensation. Your communica
tion will be treated as confidential, if you so desire.
Address to Box 1213, care of TELEGRAPH
tljM can be had here at a moderate
]'|s k*J{ ! cost. It all depends upon the
iSSS I " P' —; —• E stone and amount of carving. We
~ T ~~ pleted memorials which can be
' finished in a short time. We'll
v cheerfully show them to you and
furnish an estimate.
505-513 N. 13th St.
each anil to serve nine months in the
Ferry county Jail on 3 charge of hav
ing robbed freight oars in the. Enola
yards. Arthur M. Barnhart and
Ralph E. ShcafTer, both of Harris
burg. were given nine and* six
months, respectively, in th 6 Dauphin
county jail on the same charge.
Hamilton Miller, of Sunbury, was
given two months in Jail on a charge
of giving cocaine in violation
of the provisions of the Harrison
antidrug act.
Quite as much as any other per
son, Allday has been a unique figure
>.n the business, political and social
life of the town from which he is
summoned by the Federul grand
jury, in his political aspirations he
never has been taken very seriously
and his candidacy for Congress
amounted to little. Likewise, he
failed to gain a coveted nomination
for county treasurer of Franklin
county a number of years ago. There
has been no discount on his indus
try. Due to his energy, a section of
Chambersburg was greatly improved
l y the building of much real estate.
Glen apartments, a substantial at
tractive residence building on tlv>
western edge of the town, is an evi
dence of his energy.
For a time he was one of the
proprietors of the Wallace Hotel
and had been prominent in club life
prior to his pro-German manifesta
tions. He has, former friends said
to-day, been quite free in his opin
ions on almost any subject broached,
and his friendliness for the Kaiser
has not surprised those who knew
of his German lineage.
At the first Baltimore convention
which nominated President Wilson
Allday was not altogether incon
spicuous. He accompanied the
Pennsylvania delegation to the
Monumental City and claimed the
honor of leading the cheering for
the Democratic nominee. Although
not accounted wealthy, he has ac
cumulated considerable money. His
business partnerships have not been
very successful, due to his stubborn
adherence to his own wishes as
against what the other fellow de
sired. those who knew him declare.
The Judge was not present at the
court this morning and the session
was practically adjourned with the
exception of the Grand Jury's hear
ings. The jury was discharged at
noon to-day after bringing in their
reports on a number of cases. These
reports were not made public.
Trade Mission, Headed by
Gompers, to Visit Allies
" Washington, Aug. 14.—America's I
mission to the British Trades Union ,
congress which meets i/i Lf-ndon, |
September IT. 18 and 19, will be;
headed by Samuel Gompers. presi
dent of the American Federation of
Labor, and will tour England, France
and Italy to confer with local lead
ers and inspect labor conditions.
Gompers left Washington yester-'
day for New York for a series of
conferences there before sailing. He j
will be accompanied abroad by Wil- j
liam J. Bowen. president of the In
ternational Bricklayers' and Plast- j
ers' Union; John T. Frey, president .
of the International Moulders' i
Union; Edgar Wallace, editor of the !
United Mine Workers Journal, and |
C. L. Paine, president of the Inter- !
national Boot and Shoe Workers i
Early in September Mr. Gompers ;
and party will visit Italy as a mis- j
sion to discuss with representatives
of labor of that country relative to
matters affecting labor policy and
the war. The mission will return to
London in time for the trades union
congress and later will go to France.
Chester, Pa.. Aug. 14.—Lightning
' played a peculiar prank on several
workmen who sought refuge under a
tree in Eddystone. A bolt fell among
the group and tore the soles and heels
from the shoes of George L. Morgan,
of Folsom, and William Lyons, of
Rutledge. Both men were stunned
and were taken to Crozer Hospital,
Chester. Morgan is suffering from
shock and burned feet, and both Ly
ons' feet were burned and lacerated.
[Continued front First Pago.]
Captain Itlorrisev said he was able to
escape and warned other craft of the
The Walrus was on her way to the
fishing grounds and was about seven
! miles northeast of highland light.
! Captain Morrisey said, when the
; conning tower of the submarine was
i seen some distance away. The
U-boat quickly submerged and a few
! minutes later she saw the wake of
the torpedo. Captain Morrisey turn
ed about and started full speed for
The weather was very thick and
i the captain reported that he heard
j several steamers in the vicinity
i blowing their fog horns.
Washington, Aug. 14. — Informa
tion to the Navy Department to-day
regarding the sinking of an Amer
ican oil tank steamer by a subma
rine last night, said the vessel was
torpedoed thirty miles south of the
mouth of Ambrose channel, which
I would be near Barnegat, N. J.
) Thirty-five men were landed and
I seven were reported missing.
Harrisburg Boy Who Has Two !
Brothers in Service,
Killed July 30
wKSr > !
BHK,'. -
vjfra HKffiiit*
Frank P. Hawk, 405 Woodbine
street, has been killed in action in
I Frknce according to a telegram from
| the War Department received by his
1 parents, Mr. and Mrs. 1. S. Hawk.
I late yesterday afternoon. The wire
| said he was killed July 30. He would
j have been 18 years old to-day.
Hawk was one of three brothers
I in the service of the government.
| Another brother is in France and a
I brother is now in training at Mont
-1 gomery, Alabama.
Hawk enlisted June 21, 1917, in
Company I, of the old Eighth Regi
ment. He went into training on the
Island. With the old 'Eighth he was
sent to Camp Hancock and while
there was transferred to Company K,
of the 110 th. He went overseas in
j May of this year.
| The last letter from him was dated
1 July 15 and was received by his par
ents last week. In it he said he was
] well and happy. He was formerly
j employed in Kuhn's meat market.
He was a member of the Camp
j Curtin Methodist Episcopal Church,
| and of Camp S, of the P. O. S. of
A. He is survived by his parents,
j one sister, Mrs. Bessie Henry, and
I three brothers, JJavid, at home, and
I Clarence and Charles, in the United
States Army service.
When the Open Air School opens
| next season, the big service flag
I which will float there will bear a
! golden star in memory of Frank P.
i Hawk, it was announced to-day.
j Hawk attended the sessions of the
I school and had many friends among
j the scholars.
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| a hard blow to industry, as it is at
j present conducted.
For example, scores of cars are
j needed to carry workmen to and
from the New Cumberland and
j Marsh Run quartermaster's develop-
I ments, and to tax them out of busi
• iiess would work a hardship to many
of the workmen who are engaged in
those enterprises. Passenger cars are
| also being used extensively through
! out the country for the relief of the
I railroads, light cars being operated
| by salesmen and others covering dis
j tricts and in many cases hauling
local freight to the smaller towns
and hamlets.
The Atlantic Refining Company
has issued a circular to the trade to
the effect that thero% is no truth in
the report of a scarcity of gasoline.
The company advises careful use of
"gas" in order to conserve the supply
but sees no danger of a famine.
These facts have been laid before
the committee at Washington by
Pennsylvania automobile organiza
tions and the report is parsed back
that the Congressmen realize the im
portance of the automobile and will
treat it as lightly as possible in the
next taxation bill.
Hopes Huns Will Win;
Fight and Jail Result
Reading, Pa.. Aug. 14.—William
Hafer, 31, was committed to Jail yes
terday by Mayor Filbert, charged
with seditious talk.
Hafer was arrested in a saloon
after saying, "I hope Germany licks
the Americans"-and "I am pro-Ger
man because I have sense."
He tore a draft registration card
from another man and threw it in a
In the fight that followed. Hafer
was so badly mauled that he had to
be taken to a hospital on his way to
By Associated Press
With the American Army on
the Yeslc, Aug. 13 (Tuesday).—
Worn out from fatigue and suf
fering from hunger, two escaped
British prisoners staggered into
the American lines north of the
Vesle to-day. The had escaped
from a German pen after having
been captured in the Marne fight
ing and it took them seven days
and nights to work their 'Way to
Fism-ette. On the last lap of
their Journey the Britishers ran
through a German barrage.
They said the ration given pris
oners was three-quarters of a
pound of potato bread, a pint of
thin vegetable soup and "coffee"
made of hawthorn berries. The
illowance of a German soldier
was the same, only in somewhat
greater quantity, occasionally
supplemented by horsemeat.
It is a common practice of the
Germans, they added, to beat
prisoners with clubs and butts of
rifles. Wounded prisoners, they
said, were sent to hospitals only
when unable to walk and received
little attention.
[Continued from First Page.]
tually at a standstill, and the
advices show the Germans hold
ing Chaulnes heights and s£em
determined to cling to their posi
tions here at all costs.
On the French Front in France,
Aug. 14.—The Germans are com
batting the French in the? Lassigny.
area generally with machine gunsj
which are as numerous as soldiers. J
The valleys and woods which the
French must traverse are being
flooded with mustard gas. The
French, however, are advancing
through the valleys by infiltration.
The German tactics indicate the
main enemy forces retiring upon a
defensive line not far distant.
The French success to-day In gain
ing important positions northeast of
Lassigny gives prospects of complete
success in overcoming the massif oP
Allied progress eastward in Fi
cardy, with the Germans fighting
desperately for every vantage point,
continues to be slow. On the north
ern end of the front the British and
Germans are occupied mainly with
reciprocal artillery bombardments,
while on the south the French have
advanced farther toward Lassigny in
heavy fighting.
From Morlancourt south to Li
hons. the British apparently are
consolidating the captured ground
while the artillery is being brought
up to bombard the Germans who
maintain themselves in the old posi
tions of 1916-17 west of the upper
course of the Somme. The infantry
activity here Tuesday was compara
tively quiet. Field Marshal Haig re
j ports, but there seems to be little
| doubt that the British are only
awaiting a favorable opportunity to
j again hit the German line.
French Drive Ahead
In the hill and wood region be
tween the Matz and the Oise. the
French have made appreciable gains
and are '-eported. unofficially, to be
holding the important massif of Las
signy against heavy Germnn attacks.
North of Gury. the French are fight
ing forward in the park south of
Plessier de Roye. while to the east
they have reached Belvel. one and
one-half miles south of Lassigny. At
Belval the French outflanked the
western end of the heights south of
Lassigny. East of Belval the Ger
mans apparently have been able to
hold the French in check. Along
the west bank of Oise the French
have gained one and one-half miles
toward Noyon.
Seemingly the massif of Lassigny
is in danger of being lost to the Ger
mans if they already have not been
forced from the higher points. Ger
man prisoners taken at Belval num
bered 177 and they declared they
had been ordered to hold on at all
costs. This high ground is important
to the enemy because French guns
placed there could command all the
terrain northward towqrd Roye and
eastward toward Noyon.
Desperate German F.ffort
With the massif in possession of
the French, the Germans probably
would he forced to evacuate Lassigny
and Noyon, and possibly the entire
line southward from Chaulnes. This
would some effect on the enemy
position eastward to Rheims depend
ing on how far the Germans would
have to retire before reaching a new
defensive line which most probably
would he through Nesle and Guis
card and based on Ham.
Field Marshal Haig reports that
since lat Thursday the allies have
captured 28,000 prisoners and 800
guns. Several thousand machine
guns and much war material also
were taken.
Air Warfare Intense
Aerial activity continues intense.
German airmen are engaging the al-j
lied fliers in combat to prevent re- ,
connaissance and bombing work, j
Forty-eight German machines werej
accounted for Monday and 7 4 tons
of bombs dropped on military tar-j
gets behind the enemy lines.
Berlin reports the shooting down!
of twenty-nine allied airplanes. j
Berlin reports that al! allied ef-1
forts Monday were repulsed, espe
cially attacks by strong French I
forces between the Matz and thei
-Americans Take Over Line
Patrol activity epntinues in Fland- j
ers. but there are no indications that 1
heavy fighting is about to begin
there. Along the Vesle the Germans
have not repeated their ineffectual
attacks, hut are bombarding the;
Franco-American lines with high c-x-,
plosive and gas shells. It Is an-1
nounced that the American First I
Army, which has just been organiz-j
ed, will hold the western front "south j
of the Marne," which probably 1
means from St. Miriel to Switzer- j
land, where the allied positions arc I
near the German border or beyond j
German Towns Bombed
Much material damage was done
at Frankfort and Karlsruhe by re
cent British aerial bombardments,
according to reports received in
Switzerland. In Karlsruhe eleven
persons were killed and twenty-3ix
German submarines sank two
French steamers in the Mediterran
ean in mid-July. From the transport;
Djemnah, 442 men are missing.
Seven sailors were killed in the tor
pedoing of the steamer Australian
and three passengers are missing.
British Gain Ground
in the Lys Salient;
Establish New Line
By Associated Press
London. Aug. 14.—British troops
have gained additional ground at the
apex of the Lys salient in Flanders,
says the official statement from Field
Marshal Haig to-day. East of Meter
en the line was advanced slightly,
while east of Vieux-Berquin, south of
Meteren, patrols established a new
There was no infantry fighting
during the night on the British sec
tor of the Plcardy battle front. The
German artillery was active.
Tuesday the British threw back
German iocal attacks on the north
ern side of the Lys salient. Last
night the German artillery was very
active in this region.
Americans Beat Off
Vain German Raids
Along the Vesle
Paris. Aug. 14. —Only the artillery
was active during the night on cer
tain sectors between the Avre and
the Oise. says the war office state
ment to-day.
Along the Vesle, where French
and American troops are stationed,
the Germans made vain raids. The
French took prisoners in a raid in
.Champagne, j
[Continued front First Page.]
farms, which are two big machine
gun nests.
French Ad tuner 800 Yards
The French left,
Lassigny, met with vigorous resist
ance north of St. Claude farm and
north of Mareuil-Lamotte. However,
they succeeded in lighting their way
through the woods and moved their
line 800 yards northeast of Gury.
North of Gury they reached the
southern edge of Loges wood and
also penetrated the park belonging
to the Chateau of Plessier de Roye.
They also reached Helval. between
Plessier de Roye and Thiescourt.
Germans Command Plutenu
The enemy still holds the greater
part of Thiescourt wood and the
formidable plateau of Plemont.
Thfe French now have advanced
their line to within less than a mile
and a half of Lassigny. It will, how
ever, undoubtedly require a tre
mendous effort to capture either
I-assigny or Roye. The fall of Roye
automatically would cause the evac
uation of Lassigny.
When he was run over by a wagon
this morning, George Emig, aged 11,
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart
You'll Find Many a Good Bargain in the Thursday Sale
Store Closes at Noon
Colored Dress Cottons Will Women's sßand $8.50 Fibre
Go Quickly in This Thurs- Silk Sweaters Are Reduced
day Morning Clearance to $6.85 Thursday Morning
V"T. wWe : ! n .!! Hd .! 0 Jf'cTn ZISS arrira,s ' 7" sa : h or sai 7 "• in
7 - c . n . , . , . - , v ' Lo P en > emerald, maize and purple; a good range of
7oc bilk Poulards, 36 inches wide, in figured patterns. sizes. .
Special Thursday morning only, yard ....43? $2.50 sleeveless Wool "Slip On" Sweaters, in American
49c linen-finish Suiting, 36 inches wide. Special Thurs- Beauty, salmon, Copen, tan and rose. Special Thursday
day morning only, yard 34? morning only $2.15
30c silk-finish Poplin, in solid colors. Special Thursday Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart. Men's Store, Mezzanine
morning only, yard 23?
29c silk stripe Voile, in white grounds. Special Thursday
25c Organdie, in floral designs pn white grounds. s 2 p 3 : Black Dress Goods and
cial Thursday morning only, yard .17? _. . .
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart. Street Floor. Linings: A Sale
$2.25 French Serge, all wool. Special Thursday morning^
Bleached Sheets and Pillow <o •
morning only, yard $1.69
Cases Underprice only, S°d h . for . 7::' ' ® p " ia ' JX
01 no • ! tJi i jri • • ... x . SLOO white Wash Satin, 36 inches wide. Special Thurs
81x90-inch Bleached Sheets, subject .to slight mill stains. day- mornino- only yard * TO/*.
Special Thursday morning only $1.59 & " "
45-36-inch bleached hemstitched Pillow Cases, of good Dives, Fomeroy & Stewart, street Floor,
quality. Special Thursday morning only 33?
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart.—Basement. FTT! 1 71 /T • A
ihursday Morning Among
Men's and Women's Sum- the Colored Dress Goods
mer Underwear Reduced m Sn x £/Z5!' ) %F: x . 77.77 . . Spe . da: . . T . hu t£
Men's 50c black Balbriggan Shirts, with short sleeves, v^rd' 13 ~ incllts Special Thursday
Special Thursday only .. ........ 39® <53.00 Striped Skirting 48 faces' wide: "SpidalThursdat
Mens white cotton Ribbed union Suits, with short morning only yard SI 9
sleeves, knee length Special Thursday only ■ .... 45* 52.35 French Serge'. 42 inda wide,'iil'wool, Fiji' shade®
citrf Thureday only Can " soles ' styles ' sl S| j:; Special Thursday morning only, yard $1.93
Women's white cotton Ribbed Sleeveless Vests. Special Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, street Floor.
Thursday only 13j4? r
7 5 PairW omen's White Can-
Men's, Women's and Chil- vas Shoes Regularly $3.00
dren's Hose Specially Priced Thursday Morning Only $1.65
... , , , , c .„ t• , c i ci r • J ust th e kind of Summer footwear that Women get the
Mens 3oc black Silk Lisle Seamless Socks; slight imper- . r- s.u u • V
fections. Special Thursday .only 25? Un to thT£H sealon and they can be worn right
Women's 35c white Lisle Seamless Hose. Special Thurs- P S eventy-five pairs have become counter soiled, but they'll
'women's 50c blackSiik Liiie Seamies, 'Hosei 'ribied tops RetuUrlv'w.W.
Thursday 0n1y............. 39? Special Thursday morning only $1.65
Children s white cotton fine ribbed seamless Hose. Spe- J & J p
cial Thursday only 35? Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor.
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor.
mi, • qi, n p • p- Enjoy Your Evenings in a
Three Shoe Items That Bring Big -p ~ . q .
Savings to Boys, Girls and Women
Boys' $2.50 and $3.00 patent colt skin blucher oxfords. A Sale For Men, Boys and Girls
Special Thursday morning only $1.98 _ , . ...
Girls' $2 white canvas high cut lace shoes with low heels Thursday morning specials in the Men s .Store include at-
Special Thursday morning only $1.65 tractive values in Bathing Suits for men, boys and girls.
Women's $2.00 black kidskin oxfords, with patent leather Men ' s s 2 ' 2a nav 7 b ! ue W ° ol Athl etic and Bathing Jer-.
tips and low heels. Special Thursday morning only, $1.75 seys. Ihursday morning only . —............... $1.79
Men's and youths' fine Wool Bathing Suits, in green and
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor. Rear. gizes
Girls' $1.25 one-piece Bathing Suits, with belt; sizes 30 to
-p. . n TJT TY 1 36 ' Thurstla y morn ' n S only 85?
'K6HIII cUItS Ol W OVBII JA/llD" Dives. Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor.
ber Hose at a Saving of Household&CanningNeeds
a Third and More Tin top Jelly Glasses. Special Thursday, dozen ... 40?
Mason Fruit Jars, pints. Special Thursday, dozen, 60?
Regularly 15c and 17c a foot. Mason Fruit Jars, quarts. Special Thursday, dozen, 70?
A chance to repair the sections of garden hose that are Mason Fruit Jars, 2 quarts. Special Thursday, dozen, 80?
worn out. Nickel-plated Ice Tongs. Special Thursday 10?
In lengths of 10 to 35 feet, complete with couplings. Spe- Two-burner blue flame hot blast Oil Stoves. Special
cial Thursday morning only, foot 10? Thursday $6.00
Remnants of Wire Screen Cloth, in black and galvanized. Wire Jar Holders, with 8 compartments; will fit wash
Special at a saving of one-third. boilers of standard size. Special Thursday 98?
Dives, Pomeroy and Stewart. —Basement. Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Basement.
v. a 1 . Jk, a , ♦ /
-28 4 Bosler avenue, Lemoyne, suffer-'
ed n broken leg. He was taken to
the Harrisburg Hospital.
[Continued front First Page.]
be General McCandless, was born In
Tennessee, but moved to Texas with
his parents in his childhood. He
served an enlistment in the regular
army, and after getting un honor
able discharge drifted into Mexico
in sea'rch of adventure. He got a job
with the L'Oro Mining Company,
and before long was mine superin
tendent. When the revolution broke
out, and bandits began to infest the
country, the mining company put
on an armed force of 700 men to
guard the property, and the mine
was kept running. The mine main
tained a state of armed neutrality,
and when the so-called revolution
ists came around the mine guards
chased them off, sometimes after a
pitched battle.
Was Twice Wounded
McCandless was boss of the work,
and he was in the thick of every
fight and was twice wounded, but
he managed to beat off the invad
ers every time, and the mine did not
shut down once.
After the Washington administra
'AUGUST 14, 1918.
tton recognized the Carranza gov
ernment, General Obregon came
along one day with a force of men
and asked permission to cross the
mine property. McCandless treated
the Mexican general with extreme
courtesy, and this caused General
Obregon to inquire as to the change
of attitude
"Why." replied McCandless. with
a grin. "Uncle Sam has recognized
your Government and I can do no
less. I am with you now.
General Obregon told President
Carranza. who was greatly pleased.
A few days later he sent the nervy
mine superintendent a commission
as brigadier general, anil McCandless
threw up his mine job and became
a general for little more than two
years, and then when the United
States got into the war with Ger
many he began to chafe.
He tried to enlist While In Mex
ico, but this could not be arranged,
and finally, last September, his
patriotism got to burning so fierce
ly that he couldn't stand it any
longer. He got desperate and resign
ed his commission as brigadier gen
eral in the Mexican army and went
back to Texas and enlisted in the
regular army. He was assigned to
the headquarters troop of the Sixth
Division, and would have been
abroad by now if he had not been
taken ill, while here. His sole pur-
pose in life now Is to get on to thoL
Why He Enlisted
"Why don't you stay here and try
for a commission?" he was asked.
"I couldn't get it," he
replied. "You see, a man has to
have a pretty fair education to be
an officer in the American Army
now, and that is one thing I
haven't got. There were very few
schools in my neighborhood in my
boyhood, and I didn't care much for
those that we had. I could hold a
commission in the Mexican army,
but not here. I may get to be a
sergeant in the American Army, but
that will be about all. But if they
will just let me go on to the front
I won't a,sk for anything else of
"But why did you resign as brig
adier general in Mexico to come
back here as an enlisted man?"
asked a listner.
"Hell;" he replied "the country
was at war and needed all of its
citizens, especially those who had '
had military experience. Why not?"
and he looked at his questioner with
steely gray eyes while an Irish grin
spread over his face.
Private McCandless has been de
tailed to special duty in the office
of the chief of staff, for the present,
but he will probably be on his way
to the front before long.