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WpW •s ttet to knew the fluctua- "* tlons of commodity values is kk to be ignorant of whether one •as ia paying too much for a thing ■a or the right price. Read the "H ads. THE ALLIANCE REYIEW WEATHER—Partly cloudy lag and warmer tonight and Sat- aa urday. Probably snow or aa rain in north portion. Baro- 8a meter 29.40; temperature 25 88 at 10 a. in., cloudy. 8a AND LEADER BL XXX. NO. 149. SIXTEEN PAGES ALLIANCE. OHIO. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1918. TWO CENTS-DELIVERED 12c A WEEK MUDOO DENIES ML ROADS IDE TO BLAME FOR WHEAT E; Railway Director General Asserts Roads Are Furnishing 1,000 Cars a Day to Handle Food—Claims Shortage Is Due to the Tendency of the Farmers to Hold Back Wheat Because of Pending Legislation Increasing Price of Wheat to $2.50 Per Bushel—Hoover and McAdoo Differ on Causes of Threatened Food Crisis During the Next 60 Days. SENATE VOTES ID. POWERS TO KIDEHT Free Hand Is Given Wilson To Run Roads During the War. REJECT LIMITATION AMENDMENT, 46-25 not t W Waahington, D. C, Feb. 22.—Any wheat shortage that may exist 1* du* aot to tfte inability of the railways to * it. bat rather to an actual short- tif tbe crop or tke tendency of the er* to hold It ap because of pend- leglslatlon iu pongress that would ttt price to 92.50 per bushel. Thl* yaa tbe answer of the railway administration today to tbe charge of Food Administrator Hoover that railway congestion "is solely to blame," for th* (aet that ta tbe next sixty days tt8 United Statee "will tace the most critical period la lta food history." It waa asserted that tbe railway administration has been co-operating in every possible way to move wheat to th* aeaboard for shipment to our allies, having even gone so tar as to instruct station agents and other railroad employes ln wheat growing territory to go among tka farmers and una tkat they release their shipment. Tke administration has been supplying 1,000 special ear* a day for th* movement ot wheat and other grain to the aeaboard ever since February 8, it wa* said, aad these trains have beea abl* ta "accept every bit tkat waa offered for shipment." The feel- lac of the railways administration, lt waa made elaaa la that tt will be dim- colt to persuade the farmera to role** to thetr capacity aa long aa there 1* pending ia congress legislation aimed to Mve them a higher price for their product. There ta "a difference pf opinion" between the offices ot Food Administrator Hoover aad Railway Director McAdoo. Jn warning tbe nation that tka next sixty day* WlU prove the moat critical In the history of -the -etnkad State* because of the danger of a tood shortage. JJr. Hoover laid the blame oa tb* railroad. Whll* Secretary McAdoo has made no direct reply to thia charge because of tbe danger tkat each action would be paraded as a "break in tbe president's official family" and utilised for pro- German propaganda, he baa Intimated that the Hoover belief In responsibility 1* founded on misinformation. Mr. McAdoo has pointed out that everythlag possible ia being done to meet the situation. On hi* direct orders special tralna laden with foodstuff* now ar* on the way ttt tha At- laitic seaboard to load waiting ahlp*. Not oaly are the railroads moving all tbe grain offered them, but it was stated today that under the direction or Secretary McAdoo tbe railroads are soliciting grain—especially corn— ahlpmenta. The farmer*, however, do aot aeem willing to ship under present conditions. Just wby this is no one here would hazard a guess, but whea tt ta considered tkat an organized effort ls under way to kave congress raise tbe fixed price* for wheat, _*tc„ officials say thia may -oe the rea- uon at least in part. There has been no desire on the part of the railroad administration <o minimise tha acuteness of the food situation officials said today. They accepted Mr. Hoover's figures without question so far as they apply to stocks of food oa hand. And evevy possible effort is being made to meet the transportation conditions now that tba great trunk Hae arteries of the nation have been dug out of the snow, aad ice whieh practically paralyzed them for montiis. Transport»Uon everywhere is being speeded up, Official!. aay, aaid-they are extremely hopeful that the stored potato and corn crops all will be saved. DEED IS GUN TDTER ^■f^. rooms Mi BfM ta Colored Man Tells Officer "I Reckon . You'd Shoet." A colored man registered as William Murphy was bund over to the grand Jury by Judge Moore, of Municipal court, Friday morniag apoa a charge of carrying concealed weapons, ta whieh be entered a plea at guilty. The man was arrested by Captain Elliott and Officer Johnson, at Webb avenue aad Ash street, wher* he was at ence searched the weapon, a forty- Sve caliber Colt revolver fouad tucked ln kis coat. Whan ordered ta "throw up bl* handa* the man raised only one hand, which mad* tb* offlcers suspicious and extra precautions were taken tn searching him. When Capt. Elliott fouad the big gun he placed the muz- ale against Murphy's breast and assured him tttt any attempt to resist would mean "business' with the gun. Murphy * replied, "I reckon you'd •hoot" The prisoner had oaly been ln tbe elty t saw hours, coming bere from Columbus. Sllortly aftar bis arrest a colored woman appeared at police headquarters aad wanted to hava the man released, stating that ahe had been carrying the revolver in a satchel, lb* was detained for a ttm* upon a eharge °t suspicion and until th* offlcers could investigate t'le case fu' ly. Conflicting statement* are said to have been madtf jby Murphy when Mtloned. Hta contention waa that had purchaaed tbe weapon oa the la enroute te Alllanee. The offl- believe that ta tbe arrest of the a good catch haa been made. Th* woman save ber name a* Hazel Ferguson and at flrat claimed to be the maa** wife. SONS OFJTERANS A very enthusiastic meeting ot the Sons ot Veterans was held Tharsday evening at tbelr hall. Tbe members are arranging tor a aerie* of entertainments. Tfc* Bon* ot Veteran* together with tke Auxiliary accepted the invitation of the Salvation Army to att sad their patriotic meeting at the First M. E. church Sunday after- MM at two thirty. Assembly will be •t th* Orand Army baU. All wbo ear* to attend the dlatrlet ra—ting of tba Sons of Veteran* Satarday evealag wfll leave the city oa tha tow o'clock ear. Tbe Junior Sons ef Veterans will meet tkl* Friday evening at tbe hall. DOMB8TIC SCIENCE MEETINO Tb* topic iOr the domestic science meeting thta Friday evealag will be "War Bread*." Theee greeting* are conducted la the domegBc science i* ef the high eeaaaTaad every latareeted to urged to attend. _,.'ICB, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSI FIBST OEOBEE SUNOAY. TWO O'CLOCK 8. M. PLEASE BE PRES- BMT. . SPECIAL, t BAftS IVOBY SOAP FOB 18*. SATURDAY ONLY. CLAJttTS OBY OOOOS STORE, E. FATTERSON ST. _fW ■ : Bt 8a 8a ea aa 8a I NO CHANCE FOIt EXEMPTION. Butte, Mont., Feb. 22— The reader caa figure out for himself what chance A. Boze- raan of Butte, had for exemption when he presented the following letter to the draft board: "Oear United State* Army: —My husband aat me to write you a rekomend that . he supports hta family. He cannot read. So doa't tell him. Jaa t take him. be aint ao good to me. He aint done nothing but , drink lemmen essence and pla ya fiddle since I mgrried ■tta eight yeara ago, and I gotta feed aevea klda of kla'n, maybe 70a ean get blm to. carry a gaa. He's good oa squirrels and eating. Tain him and welcum. I need tba grub aag bla bed far the kid*. Don't taB kirn thto. Juet ! take him." UVMM«ii»-iVws ■# 0_*^0*0A^_mt*0***^*+0_*_'A**0*0_m0*A^^^i GIVEN MOTOR^KMBUUtHCE Camp Sherman, O.. Feb. 22.—A motor ambulance, the gift of Bad Men of Ohio, aad Pennsylvania, today Will be presented to tfc* national army division ia training here. Address** at the presentation WlB be made by Judge T. H. Jeffreys of Atlantic. Qa_. and Wilson K. Brooks of Chicago. Francis O. Shaughneasy, former Judge of the circuit court of Peek county, Illinois, ls to be the principal speaker at a patriotic celebration to be given by the Knights of Columbus. Gov. Cox to also scheduled to speak, British mmm Oen. Allenby Gain* Mile aad HaB ea Eight Mile Front London, England, Feb. 21.—Further ad va aaaa tar ttA BrlUsh in Palestine was reported by tta war office today. Despite a heavy rainstorm. Oeneral Allenby's forces advanced three aad oae naif miles oa a front of nearly eight miles, approaching te a point witbla four mile* of Jericho. North went ot Jerusalem, th* forward movement wa* resumed, the British driving back the Turks erar a wide froat for the dletaace of a mile. Sweeping Authority Is Conveyed In Law Governing the Carriers. Washington, D. C, Feb. 22.—The senate voted this afternoon to give the president a free hand, unlimited even by law, In the control ot the railroads during tbe war. The bill, as it stands now, provides that the railroads shall be aubject to all law governing common carriers. Insofar as such laws do not conflict with any orders Issued by the prealdent. Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, offered an amendment to limit orders of tbe president to tbe authority ot law. The amendment was rejected 46 to 25. Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, protested vigorously against Senator Hitchcock's amendment. "Surely the senator doesn't waat the president to issue orders without authority of law," exclaimed Senator Smith, of Oeorgla. "I certainly do," answered Senator Robinson. Without a roll oall the senate this afternooa rejected the Sterling amendment to tbe railroad bill designed to leave rat-fixing powers In the bands of the interstate commerce commission. Tbe bill as it aow stands, give* the president power to initiate rates subject to final review by the interstate commerce commission. American Soldier Captures Lone German In a Shell Hole Sammy Takes Prisoner to U. S. Lines As Day Dawns— Americans Now Fighting in Chemin Des Dames District Pershing Admits. With the American Army in France, Feb. 22.—An American soldier captured a lone Oerman ln a shell bole shortly before daybreak and after disarming the maa brought him to camp. Tbe American soldier was in the Chemin des Dames district shortly before daybreak, when he became lost. After capturing his man, the American waited for day to break before bringing his prisoner into the American lines. NOTICE. ML Union Shoe Shop under a new manager. AB work guaranteed. Daniel Breckner. Open from 7:00 to •:00. Ia Stroup Mock. BfANTEoZgTENOORAF MM FOR COLLECTION DEPARTMENT. AP. FLV AT McCASKBY REGISTER CO. VfSi PASS THE OOOO VF&RD ALONG, TNI WONDERFUL MARKET HOl/SE SAVINGS ON PAGE *. ESTIMMLE MMM DEAD Mr*. Sarah Criat Essick Dies Following Long Suffering. Mrs. Sarah Crist Essick, wit* ot Jeep* ygaaick of Bay*nL paased aaay In death Thursday afternooa at the hf _Tlt*V.|B y*"TlHflB following an illness dating from BMt June when aha sustained Injuries la a afreet ear* ip cident ia Pittsburgh affecting tbe spine. Her age was 17 year*. Mra. Essick was a daughter ot tbe late Mr. aad Mrs. Robert Crist aad wa* ttm ia Mt. Union but the greater part of her life waa passed about Ne,w Chambersburg aad Bayard. Sbe wa* well known to tbe people throughout West' township, and to many in aad about Aliiaace. Mr*. Essick was twice married, ber flrst husband being Obadlah Behner et Mew Chambersburg, be dying a number of years ago. Her marriage with Mr. Essick was solemnized about twa year*, ago. Beside the husband she ls survived by three sons by the former marriage, ueroy Behner, assistant wire chief of the Penna Railway Co., Avalon, Pa, Ambrose Behner, assistant wire chief of the New York Central railway, Clevelaad, Ohio, and R. C. Behner, Penna railway telegraph operator, Plttaburgh, Pa. Four brothers and one sister are also living, Hon. D. W. Criat and Ben F. Crist of Alliance, Joseph H. Crist of North Oeorgetown, James B. Crist. Portland, Me., aaM Mr*. Mary Foulks ot Caatoa.' Mr*. Essick waa a most estimable womaa, doing well tbe part ta life It was her1* to do, and ever had a wld* circle of friends. Funeral service wBl be held Sunday ai taa o'eloek at Uie Moultrie chapel, burial to be made ln Moultrie cemetery. FlTflERJEAO Mr. aad Mr*. J. E. Parkey hara returned from Delaware where they attended tb* funeral of Mr. Purkey'* father wbo died at Detroit, Mich, Monday. Mr. aad Mr*. Purkey weat to Detroit te attend the funeral of an aaat ta which the father bad alao came. They had arrived only a abort time whea Mr. Purkey*s father suddenly collapsed and died Instantly. He was takea to his home ia Delaware. O, where be was buried Wednesday morniag. EEDR1 WEATHER IDEAL A letter received from Mr*. It. O. Kelly ef thto dty who to spending the' winter in 8t Cloud. Fla, states that •ince tbe flrat frost ia November and December Om weather there haa beea Ideal. Sbe also statea that there are aot nearly aa many at that plaee this year aa ia plosions yean. They attended tba Orlando fair the fifteenth At tbe month aad it went far ahead of the Stark county fair. A big parade feataietl. She states tbat there ar* approximately four hundred membera of tbe Ohio society la BL Cloud. Tbls is the first mention made ln dispatches from France of American soldiers being ln the Chemin des Darned district. Waahington I* Interested Washington, D. C, Feb. 22.—Official Washington was deeply interested today in th* reported capture of a Oerman soldier ln a shell hole ln the Chemin de* Dames district, but the war department had nothlag to add to the International News Service press report. An official report will come through in the regular manner, but it will be aome time before lt is received. The fact, however, that General Pershing's censor allowed the fact that the Americans now are fighting in this noted battle sector was considered significant. It shows that the Americans are operating side by side with the French ln addition to having taken over at least one section as their exclusive territory. And in thla very connection lt shows that the recent decision ot the supreme war council to co-ordinate the activities of all the armies along the western front already has been put into effect. This action will mean that should the Oermans attempt any real drive at any point, reinforcements will be swung into action regardless of whether tbey are American, British, French, Belgian or Portuguese. It means, officials who know all that now is going on say, that national jealousies will not be able to inter fere with the solemn business ot defeating the Oermans at all cost and that the political element in certain of the allied countries now will keep hands oft trom the plans of fighting men. With Americana on the Chemin des Dames front ln action it is only a question ot time when they wlU be taking a hand everywhere along the western front. S213 VERDICT IMP cm Last of Damage Cases Against City for Alleged Noxious Odors. The case of Carl and Carrie Marshall against the City of Alliance in which the plaintiffs brought suit ln common pleas court to recover damagea for |5,<K)0 caused as alleged by noxious odor* from the city sewage gAiUBft, wlf "haded by the verdict of a Jury Thursday. Tbe verdict of fh« Jury was for 1213.37. fie case Fag eOfan Monday and conducted Thursday morning and given to the Jury. This Ib tb* laat of the sewage disposal damage cases as they are properly demonlnated. Last week the SB af Solomon GasklU vs. the dty, parallel eaae-was heard by a Jury which returned a verdict for $2,000 The Gaskills and Marshall* live within a very short distance of each other, the difference la the cases being that Oasktlto own eleven acre* of land and the Marshalls a house and lot. Attorney K. L. Coburn of Salem was assisted by Attorneys Hart ft Koehler in both of Uie above cases, while the city was represented hy City Solicitor Curtis Shetler and ex City Solicitor Arthur Morris. Both cases were ably conducted by tbe attorneys bat It.would seem juries do not always agree. It ls understood the city offered ta settle the case privately for aboat $800 IT PRICE OF BEET Croxton Says Nine Cents a Pound Is the Maximum Figure. BOUGHT SPRING GOODS. A. 3. Cooey of tbe Cooey-Wilker compaay. haa retaraed from New York where he bought large stocks of spring wearing apparel fer misses atfo ladies. The stock is said to be extensive and up-to-tbe-mlaute. WANTED—MAN OR WOMAN TO WASH WOODWORK. INQUIRE REVIEW. "OHIO" ANO "OHIO TUEC Sweeper* B** aad 84V. Jno. W. Rose. muips Four Enlistment* From Alllanc* Reported Today Four enlistments as volunteers are reported by the local draft board today. Carl Klinger, order number 3234 aad William Welsh, order aamber _MHi expect to leave for Camp Sherman nest Tuesday afternooa. These two Will go to fill vacancies caused by the rejection of men at camp for some physical defect. Mr. Welab states be wants to go some place where they will pet him to bed early aad get blm ap early. Carl F. Day. order number 3139. and Vaa Austin Ratcliff, order number Sll. expect to leave next Thursday for Camp Oreen. N. C. Mr. Say la employed at the American 8teel Foudries aad hto exemption was asked for by hi* employer ea occupational ground* bat be cam* before Um board aad waived all exemption claims aad bla waiver waa accepted. AB of the above four are anxious to enter the service. A generous response to the call for registraata far a physical examination was reported today, aad tbe oae ease tlon asked by these was: "How soon do you think I wfll have to so," aad to thi* there waa BBt one answer from tbe draft board: "We cannot tell." finance na me Washington. IX C, Feb. 22.—Tbe senate finance committee this afternoon completed the redrafting of the administration $200,000,000 war financing hM and recommended Ha Immediate pasaage. FOB Bill ni»t 1*17 4XYLINDER REO ROAOSTER, FULLY EQUIPPED. ONE 1848 S-CYLINDER 8TU- DEBAKER, S PASSENGER ROAD 8TER, CORD TIRES. OOOO AS NBW. PAIGE ft CHANDLER GARAGE. NOTICE, KNIGHT8 OF COLUMBUSI FIRST DEGREE SUNDAY, Ttn O'CLOCK P. M. PLEASE BE PRES Hr,' i -,7^ ■•Ts DONT MISS THE BIG TBEAT. READ THE MARKET* HOUSE AO PAGE ■*?-*■: \__Z_i Try Sharer** gl Glasses. Columbus,, O., Feb. 22—Fred C. Croxton, federal food administrator for Ohio, today, announced that effective February 24, granulated ean* sugar muat be eold at the same price aa beet sugar, not more tban nine cent* a pound to consumer*. , , "The price of eaae and beet sugar at the refineries is now the same and alter February 24th, these sugars, granulated,' In bulk should retail at the aame. price, namely net to exceed nine eenta per pound," Croxton *ay te a notice to be aaat all retailer*. Retailers are reminded that tbey should not soil at more tban normal pre-war margin, and retailers who buy ia ear lots will aot be entitled to both a wholesalers' and retailers' margin. Other grades than granulated, such 88 brown, confectioners and sugar in cartons, should be sold at a normal pre-war margin tbe food administrator say*. MRS. CLYDE OYSTER Patrol Driver Frank B. Eagleton retaraed, Friday, from Springfield Lake Sanitarium, where he was call- aft bMt night by the critical Illness of his sister, Mr*. Julia Alice Oyster wife ot Clyde Oyster, her death occurring at 4:15 o'clock tkis morning and following a six months' illness of lung trouble. Mrs. Oyster waa born near Shelton's Orove, Columbiana county, 35 yeara ago aad married Mr. Oyster some sixteen years ago. Of th* union five children were bora, all living ranging In age from twa years to fifteen yeara. The ehlldrea are with relatives at Salem, tba Baby being quit* IB at the present time. The family resided la Alliance for aome time, leaving here for Canton about twelve yean ago, the home being No. 113 Union avenue. The deceased is survived by a sister aad two brothers, Mra Carrie Paxson of Salem, Clarence Eagleton of Cleveland, sad Frank B. Eagleton ef Alliance. The remains will be brought to Alliance where funeral aervlcea will be conducted at the First M. E. church Monday afternoon at 3 o'eloek. ta charge of Rev. Battelle MeCarty. Burial will be made ia the AlUance cemetery. Mr*. Oyater waa a young woman beloved by a wide circle of friends in botb Alliance aad Canton and her death. Just in tbe prime of life, ls deeply regretted. The bereaved relative* bara the sympathy of tbelr many friends. CONSUL HARRIS TB LEAVE Heaten W. Harrla, former consul- general representing tbe United States at Mannheim, Germany, aad who has been at bta home ia Alliance for several months following hto withdrawal from Germaay, will leave late today fer Havana, Cuba, where be goes ln an official capacity a* consul-general. Mrs. Harrla aad daughter, Mta* Cor- rinne Harris, will remain ia thl* city for tbe preeent. BREAD PRICES NOT LIKELY TO BE INCREASED Croxton Tells Bakers He Is Not Convinced Advance Is Necessary. WANTS MORE DATA THAN HE NOW HAS Morning Conference of Officials and Bakers Brings - No Results. MEN'S MASS MEETINO. IF VOU WANT TO HEAR A OOOD ADDRESS VOU MAD BETTER BE AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT 7:89 TONIOHT. WANTED—EXPERIENCED OIRL POB CLERICAL WORK. MU8T BE ABLE TO OPERATE TYPEWRITER. REEVES BROS. CO. DANCE tll.MAC MALL. SATURDAY NIOHT. EMERSON'S ORCHESTRA 8OME MUSIC! Cleveland, O., Feb. 22.—Indications were this afternoon that bakers throughout Ohio will not be allowed to Increase the price of bread but will be held strictly to the prices set by the federal food administration. F. C. Croxton. state food administrator, today told attorneys for seven local baking concerns that he refused to accept figures submitted by them as proof that increase cost ot production made an increase of one cent per pound necessary or desirable. Croxton issued his ultimatum at the close of tbe morning session of a conference called with beads of local firms who had suspended an increase in price under protest ln order to discuss the matter with the food dictator. The outcome of the conference is expected to be statewide in ef feet. At this moraine's session, figures showing an alleged increase ln the coast of materials used In the making of bread were presented by half a dozen firms. Overhead expenses and labor were said to have increased greatly and among tbe ingredients ln which there was an advance were listed flour, cabbage, milk, sugar, malt, yeast, rye flour, barley flour and corn Hour. At the close of the morning session, Croxton said: "You have presented figures here that show nothing. What I want tn know is whether the cost of production per unit, say 1,000 loaves of bread, bas Increased, and, if any, bow much tt haa increased. Until 1 get these figures I will not consider "your application for permission to increase the retail prtca." _^- t - At this afternoon's session, whieh wlU be private, the bakers will present their books In an effort to show that continued operation at the present retail price would mean a financial lose to them. F. C. Croxton, state food administrator, eame to Cleveland today for a conference which is expected to result ln permission being Issued for bakers throughout the state to increase bread prices one cent per pound or in a sweeping refusal of the state food administration to allow such aa Increase. Heads of aeven Cleveland bakery companies who refused to abide by the former decision ot the food dictator were la conference with Croxton. A statement issued by the food dictator said: "Unless the bakers show beyond all reasonable doubt that they are losing money at the present prices, no authorization for an increase will be given." Seven bakery companies who are contesting the state'e orders, ate tbe Ward Baking company, Oeneral Baking company, Jailer Baking company, Star Baking company, Jacob Laub Baking company. Spang Bakery and Emil Spang Baking company. They contend that an lacrease la price ls necessary because of an advance ln wheat flour substitutes, due to la- creased consumption. Under the present restrictions, bakers are permitted to sell a three-quarter pound loaf. Heretofore, a pound loaf waa tbe minimum bat recent investigation by tbe federal food admiaiatratioa developed that the pound loaf ls too large for the needs of many famlUea. The price of the smaller loaf, the admlnistraUon order was to be decreased proportionately, but the size decrease, bakers assert, is more thaa offset by the advancing cost of ingiedients. EXEMPT MOTTON A UMB Washington, D. C Feb. 21.—Mutton aad lamb may be eaten until April 15, on meatless days ia these states to which the western product is available, the food administration announced today. Under present transportation conditions, mutton and Iamb do not appreciably reach the eastern sections of Uie country, aad therefore were not made an exception to the meatless days in tbat area. Ihe aotlon was taken following the receipt of requests from sheep grow- na in many sections of the country. NOTICE R. O. O. L.l Notice to all members of the R. O. O. Lions. Special meeting on Monday evening, February 25, at 7:30 in tbe K. O. T. M. ball over Mission Alleys. Trustee. COME TO THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TONIOHT AT 7:30 AND HEAR MELLINGER. MEN'S MASS MEETINO. WANTED—PI R8T CLAM AUTO REPAIRMAN. NO OTHER MEED APPLY. PAIGE A CHANDLER GARAGE. FOR SALE—FORD TOURING OAR, 1S1S MODEL. EXTRA EQUIPMENT. PRICE 8200. INQUIRE E. ROOSE AT ALLIANCE MOTORCAR CO. PUNTS IDLE AS LIGHTLESS NIGHT IS FOLLOWED BYTHE POWERLESS OUT IH ALLIANCE Breaking Down of Two of Three Generators of the AV&* ance Gas & Power Company Halts Industries and Makes Many Homes Dark—Officials Work Day and Night to Repair Big Machines Which May Not Be Back in Service Until Saturday Night—Morgan Planlj Only One Being Supplied With Power and This on Account of Fact That It Is Turning Out Munitions—* Steel Works, Alliance Machine, Alliance Structural Company, Buckeye Twist Drill and McCaskey Register Plants Are Hard Hit. Following a practically lightless night, Alliance awoke Friday to experience a powerless and. In some cases, a workless day. The breaking down of two of three generators of the Alliance Gas and Power oompany reduced the supply ot electricity tor light and power purposes to tbe minimum. The condition will hardly be remedied -before Saturday night,' although Engineer Harry Shlckel said Friday morning that tbe company was working 24 hours a day to repair the machines and restore them to service a' the earliest possible moment. Only Small Generator Burning. Tbe only generator in operation Fri - day, Mr. Shlckel said, was a S00 kilowatt machine, the smallest ot the group of three generators. He said it was being strained to about 800 kilowatts in order to supply as many people as possible. The Morgan Engineering oompany and Main street were about tbe only consumers being cared for with power and light, he said. The Morgan plant is also generating a large amount of electricity at Its own plant as well as buying current from the Stark Electric Railroad company. The plants afflicted by a total laea of power from tbe local company .are tbe AUlaaee Machine company, the Alliance Structural compaay, the McCaskey Register company, Uie Buckeye Twist Drill compaay, the 3. TT Weybrecht's Sons, Alliance Fertilizer company, American Steel Foundries and smaller industries. 600 Alliance Machine Mea Mia. At the Alliance Machine company plant, officials said about 600 men were made idle. Parts of the big plant were in operation. The Alliance Structural company is entirely shut down. Oeneral Manager Trump of the American Steel Foundries company, said tbe power shortage impaired producUon considerably. Under ordinary circumstances, he said, the compaay produced all its own power but a breaking down of a big engine at the works several weeks sro reduced tha output of tbe plant about one-half. Arrangements had been made, ha said, to purchase this power shortage from the Alliance Gas A Power com. pany but with the breaking down ot two of their generators we are with- out any power from the company. Hg said he had not laid off any mea but was finding other work lo keep them busy. At the plants affected. It was said current was being supplied for light* ing purposes but none for power. At the Buckeye Twist Drill plant. on West Ely street, the enUre plant was idle, 250 being out of work. Transue Plant Not Affected. The Transue-WUllama Drop Forg» ings corporation officials said their . plant was not affected because they ' generated their own current. Last night the Main atreet district and the eastern circuit ot the dtp received light The theatres were able to run, officials said, because they came within that district. After mid* night as the load dropped, the Unloa avenue circuit was placed on, too. Conditions will be the same tonight and hundreds of homes, dependent entirely upon electricity tor light, wlO be lightless. The company officials declare theJt are Working every minute on the 2,000 kilowatt machine and tbey hop* ta have it running by Saturday night. Ends of the coll* of wire burned off. All workmen are being concentrated upon thla generator because lt Una la ln operation and the 60 k. w. machine 1 Is being run, tbe demand tor power and light can be met successfully, i they said. Workmen are also busy 1 on the 1,000 machine which failed 1 Thuraday afternoon but they have not ■ yet torn this machine down far enouglt to determine just how much lt is dam* aged. The AUiance Gas & Power officials assert they are doing their very best to restore normal service ;| at Uie earliest possible Ume and hope tbe public will bear with them duiv ing their trial. VI BEAUTY BALK8 AT HAREM LIFE. WANT8 DIVORCE. Mrs. Margaret H. Galltski is suing ber husband tor divorce because be wanted ber to lead a harem life and refused to let her be seen alone 0.1 the streets of Chicago. Mr. Lee Galltikl, Jr., said to hia wife: "Tou are too beauUtul to be seen alone on the streets of Chicago, ani must never go out unless 1 am with you." Mrs. Galitzki informed blm: "I may .be pretty, but I am also human; I refuse to lead a harem life. This -is the United States and not Turkey. A girl'a face sbould not be ber misfortune." NIKE BURN TO DEKTH IN FIDE Terrible Toll Taken As Mas* sachusetts Farm House Is Destroyed. Boston, Mass., Feb. SB- Nine persons were burned to death la a Or. which today destroyed the MUler farmhouse and barn at Weat PealxKly. Mr. and Mra. Morris MUler, their three children, and four farm hands were the victims. When the firemen arrived, the buildings were in flame* and there waa no water supply available. The farm Ik situated aboat six miles from Pcabody t enter. The only survivor of Uie family is Reuben Miller, IB, who waa absent when the flre occurred. The Ore Is believed to have started from an overheated stove. TO 1SEJU0TA Salem te Launch Campaign For Wag Saving Fund Salem, O., Feb. 22.—Last evening at a meeUng of citizens it was decided to launch an early campaign to raise Salem's quota for the war saving fund which Is $300,000. Tbe campaign will be early In March. This decision was reached by the vote of citlzena attending the meeting. It waa Uie . opinion of tbe meeting that lt will not do to depend upon the sale of thrift stamps to raise the quota and Salem ia getting tired of a Jong campaign to spread over the year. SEE B. J. RICKARD'5 AO. ON PAGE 8 I BRITISH THE JERICHO l-ondon, England, Feb. St—The capture of Jericho in Southern Palestine, by British troop* waa announced by tbe war oftice here today. Sec Roee'e "Ohio Tuec" Sweeper*. Try Sharer's gl Glasses. DRAFTED MEN To Be Selected from* 150 Called te 8alem Monday Salem, O., Feb. 22.—The Salem draft board has announced the namea 160 registrants called for examination Monday. From this number will be selected 22 men who will be called te complete Uie next contingent of drafts ed men to go from Salem. us ... _i Try Sharer's $1 GUtttti*. :________t__&_k__il_:__& ___________,_______£__. -..'.
|Title||The Alliance review and leader. (Alliance, Ohio), 1918-02-22|
Stark County (Ohio)
Mahoning County (Ohio)
|Date of Original||February 22, 1918|
|Submitting Institution||Rodman Public Library|
|Submitting Institution||Rodman Public Library|
|File Size||30810444 Bytes|
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THE ALLIANCE REYIEW
WEATHER—Partly cloudy lag
and warmer tonight and Sat- aa
urday. Probably snow or aa
rain in north portion. Baro- 8a
meter 29.40; temperature 25 88
at 10 a. in., cloudy. 8a
BL XXX. NO. 149.
ALLIANCE. OHIO. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1918.
TWO CENTS-DELIVERED 12c A WEEK
MUDOO DENIES ML ROADS
IDE TO BLAME FOR WHEAT
Railway Director General Asserts Roads Are Furnishing
1,000 Cars a Day to Handle Food—Claims Shortage
Is Due to the Tendency of the Farmers to Hold Back
Wheat Because of Pending Legislation Increasing
Price of Wheat to $2.50 Per Bushel—Hoover and McAdoo Differ on Causes of Threatened Food Crisis
During the Next 60 Days.
Free Hand Is Given Wilson
To Run Roads During
Waahington, D. C, Feb. 22.—Any
wheat shortage that may exist 1* du*
aot to tfte inability of the railways to
* it. bat rather to an actual short-
tif tbe crop or tke tendency of the
er* to hold It ap because of pend-
leglslatlon iu pongress that would
ttt price to 92.50 per bushel.
Thl* yaa tbe answer of the railway
administration today to tbe charge of
Food Administrator Hoover that railway congestion "is solely to blame,"
for th* (aet that ta tbe next sixty days
tt8 United Statee "will tace the most
critical period la lta food history."
It waa asserted that tbe railway
administration has been co-operating
in every possible way to move wheat
to th* aeaboard for shipment to our
allies, having even gone so tar as to
instruct station agents and other railroad employes ln wheat growing territory to go among tka farmers and
una tkat they release their shipment.
Tke administration has been supplying 1,000 special ear* a day for th*
movement ot wheat and other grain
to the aeaboard ever since February
8, it wa* said, aad these trains have
beea abl* ta "accept every bit tkat
waa offered for shipment." The feel-
lac of the railways administration, lt
waa made elaaa la that tt will be dim-
colt to persuade the farmera to role** to thetr capacity aa long aa
there 1* pending ia congress legislation aimed to Mve them a higher price
for their product.
There ta "a difference pf opinion"
between the offices ot Food Administrator Hoover aad Railway Director
McAdoo. Jn warning tbe nation that
tka next sixty day* WlU prove the
moat critical In the history of -the
-etnkad State* because of the danger
of a tood shortage. JJr. Hoover laid
the blame oa tb* railroad. Whll*
Secretary McAdoo has made no direct
reply to thia charge because of tbe
danger tkat each action would be paraded as a "break in tbe president's
official family" and utilised for pro-
German propaganda, he baa Intimated that the Hoover belief In responsibility 1* founded on misinformation.
Mr. McAdoo has pointed out that
everythlag possible ia being done to
meet the situation. On hi* direct orders special tralna laden with foodstuff* now ar* on the way ttt tha At-
laitic seaboard to load waiting ahlp*.
Not oaly are the railroads moving all
tbe grain offered them, but it was
stated today that under the direction
or Secretary McAdoo tbe railroads
are soliciting grain—especially corn—
ahlpmenta. The farmer*, however, do
aot aeem willing to ship under present conditions. Just wby this is no
one here would hazard a guess, but
whea tt ta considered tkat an organized effort ls under way to kave congress raise tbe fixed price* for wheat,
_*tc„ officials say thia may -oe the rea-
uon at least in part.
There has been no desire on the
part of the railroad administration |