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ppipppp "\ The habit of reading the ads results, inevitably, ta the habit of careful buying, of tatsBB < gent buying, and of saving. THE ALLMCE KEYIEW AND LEADER BB WEATH ER: Snow this attar Ja SB noon aad 'probably tonight. M M Friday partly cloudy; slowly BD IKt rising temperature. Barome- Ba Hi ter 28.2S temperature 87; tat H cloudy; snowing. IBi VOL. XXX., NO. 92. FOURTEEN PAGES ALLIANCE. OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6,1917. TWO CENTS—DELIVERED 12c A WEEK m FEAR 50 DIED IN MUNITION BLAST EARLYaGTION ON RAILROADS NOW EXPECTED Revolutionary Plans Will Be Taken Up for Decision In January. SITUATION COMPLEX I THE LEADERS ADMIT Two Billions May Be Appropriated to Help Care for the Crisis. Washington, D. C, Dec. 8.—Congressional action on revolutionary plans to deal with th* railroad situation will come early ta the new year. This waB certain today following Impromptu conferences between administration chiefs and leading senators and representatives. ', As ia every war move to date the wishes ot President Wilson will control. The interstate' commerce committees of both branches of congress wttl call upon him at an early data. Then the entire railway situation will be threshed oat Already the President has made aa intensive study of the intricate problems. Today he has v before him all of the data oh which the interstate commerce commission baaed Its recommendation of complete co-ordination of the railways of the country either under a railroad committee or under presidential direction; the mass of Information complied toy the food and fuel directors which shows how utterly Impossible the present system is, aad data submitted by this railroads themselves showing that their present revenues bare made lt impossible to get the equipment which would bring the railroads up to the necessary standard of war efficiency. The situation admittedly la complex BBd It will probably be several days before sentiment crystalfzes sufficiently la allow the drafting of a comprehensive bill As a matter'of fact there is a very wide divergence ot opinion among senators and representatives as to what must be done. £' Everywhere it Is admitted that tha present system is intolerable. With winter sow commenced, practically the entire country is in the throes of a coal famine. Food supplies are abort hi many places. Farmers bi tterly complain that although they planted all vacant land to get "food to win the war," much of thla food remains on Iks ground, .either because men could set be hired to harvest lt or the railroads have failed to furnish the cars te aend it to market '■ .fjjp^ Bat the membership of the congress today waa divided into three groups faeerlas three separate plans to remedy the situation a* follows: One—Including la Its membership many of ths older members, which believes that the government should Ipsa th* railroads two billion dollars with which to build aew tracks to parallel present systems, equipment sad te increase wages so there would be no shortage of men. (Continued on Page Sevan) * WO FOB REFUGEES Th* following, cablegram was aent Thursday to Sua Eccellenza Borslllal, Rome Italy: S^Tflfifc" t toSm the honor to send to your Excellence s little patriotic tribute from the Italian American citizens ef Alliance, for th* Italian refugees. MIS waa cabled to Rome, |SO0 by the Morgan Engineering company met 8200 by the Italian American cltisens. D. DELFINO, M. D. ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING AT REABONABtE PRICES. 8CH0CH STUDIO, OVER BAUGH- MAN'S. MAKE IT A POINT TO READ EVERY WORD OF THS MARKET HOUSE AD ON PAGE 9. Order her sa "OHIO TUEC" for Xmas. Jno. W. Rosa Both phones. Taks broken gla.se. to Sharer. Means, on Stand, Declares He Told U. S. of German Plots <h ONLY 15 MORE BUYING DAYS UNTIL XMAS Business Manager of Wealthy Widow Who Was Slain, Asserts He Tipped Federal Officials to Sinister Work of German Sympathizers in America—Exposes Plots Against American Plants. Courthouse, Concord, N. C, Dee. 6.—Gaston B. Means today took the Btand ia tola own defense, in tha trial charging him with the murder of Mr*. Maude A. King. ' The defendant waa pale aad his voice waa husky aa he told of hla first meeting Mrs. King. Means devoted considerable time to relating his life story, from his first position aa a school teacher in a country school, to the time when he became "financial agent" far Mrs, King. The defendant was entirely confl- dent. ' With evident pride, he explained to the Jury his rise in the world. He smiled as he told them in a blase manner of hla visits to "sit the big cities." Se said his saU ary waa 84,250 a year. "Oae year I made aa much as 816,000," the defendant declared, Including "my writings, for I wrote a great deal." He then proudly told of his literary efforts, • He told of submitting "an Idea*' to W. J. Burns and subsequently of his appointment aa manager ot the "Commercial Department" af til* Burns Detective agency. Means declared the- Hamburg- American line had retained Burns. Here the jury was ordered out. Attorney Cansler, for the defense, explained that he expected to show the defendant waa not "a German spy." In tbe absence of tha Jury, Means said Burns waa working for the Hamburg-American UBS In learning if English men of war or cruisers were being provisioned from the\Un- Ited States. This investigation also delved into the bstWIng of submarines in the United States for England. The court ruled, out part ,of this testimony. The defendant then told of bis work In this investigation. "There waa no breach of United States neutrality laws, the defendant declared, this investigation disclosed. "No submarine had beea built In ths United States for the allies, feat nearly all of the parts were being made and then shipped to Montreal, Canada, thereby technically avoiding the United States." "I never knew of any plot oa the part of any German officials, but X discovered a plot by German sympa thizers," Means declared. "I Informed the German government I would report anything they planned against the United Statea to ths United States government. I made out a report in order that Mr. Burns might submit It to th* President of the United States. The defendant read tits report which told of meetings between General Huerta, ex-president of Mexico, attended at Barcelona, Spain, and agreed with German interests to foment war between the United Statea and Mexico to take up the war supplies at the United States. They proposed- a "junta" to consolidate the Mexican factions for this purpose. As the report proceeded, it showed that Means predicted a filibustering expedition from the United States. Events have shown the things predicted have not occurred. As the defendant read his report of March 6, 1916, It became more aad more apparent that it wsa merely s "detective's report." Means believed this report was submitted to Secretary to the President Tumulty. Tumulty went from Washington to Philadelphia to get the report . The defendant declared he told Captain Boy-Ed be had given thla Information to the United States and consequently, waa discharged. He then read a letter in which he declared his readiness to offer his services to the United States government. He told of a decision to tell his story to. "Josephus C. Daniels, because I know him." He said he laid hgloi* Secretary Daniels "facts of what the Germans were doing in this cbuntry, and of methods of Germans In bringing about explosions in American munitions plants." He atated he told Secretary Dan- iela how, German plotters were placed In the Du Pont powder sad Bethlehem Steel plant*. Means then west on to testify plots he had disclosed to U. 8. dis- tric attorney Snow den Marshall of New York. The defendant declared he had no connection with the German government since the declaration of war on Germany by the United Statea. Means then spent considerable time denying testimony given by States witnesses. German Planes Shell London; Two Shot Down hy the British London, England, Dee. 6.—Three German aeroplanes were destroyed, sad German military positions ia Bel- glum, were damaged flBrtSg a raid by British naval airmen on Wednesday night tt waa officially announced today. The military aerodrome Bt Sparap- pelhoek waa attacked and bombs ware thrown down era. a train Just leaving the Engel ststBm Ammunition dumps were blown up. AH Iks British machine* returned home safety. The German machines traveled la two groups. The Srst waa sighted at Kent shortly toaforri S o'clock, bat It was about Ave o'clock before the safety signal was given. Ia bis official announcement Viscount Tmiah commander ot th* Home Forces, said that there were thra* airmen la each ot the German machines shot down. London, England, Dee. 8.—A fleet Of German alrplanea ^raided tha southeastern coast and London today. , [j There were between 80 and SO machinea ta tha attacking squadron but only flv* or ats of tbem succeeded is fighting their wag P*st the barrage Are from high angle guns and the British sir patrols to this city. Two ot ths German alrplanea were shot down. v. Aa official statement Issued this afternoon said that bomba were dropped In Kent sad Essex, twa of the favorite ground, ot the German airman. Th* machine which penetrated lbs London defense* dropped bomb* upon this city, hat th* damage to property sad the casualties sr* believed to to* alight. The Germans adopted aew tactics of attacking IB tb* morning Instead ot night ss thay usually have done bt the past Th* machines wore sighted when they crossed the coastline sad word at their earning was flashed ta this city. Londoners immediately teak abetter ta the spills 1 bombproofs which tb* government provided, although many dived Into the subway aad waited there until the algn "all cl*ar" waa given. Tbe Britlah all mea aba weat aloft to meet the invader* gave feat- tl« high In tbe air and there was fierce fighting in the clouds. This waa the first German air raid since the latter part of October sad the fleet taking part was aa unusually big Cuts. *&& There was violent cannonading to the auburbs where the high angle guns peppered tha clouds with an incessant drumfire ot ahrapnel projectiles. The shells could be seea exploding amongst tb* German gotha machines, bat the raiders kept ss high that st times the gunners lost sight ot them entirely. BUZMR FOOD FRIGES Through a misunderstanding lt was Inadvertently atated in yesterday's Review that a light supper far business people would be served st the Christmas basaar being held by tba women of Trinity Episcopal charch on Friday and Saturday of this week in the store recently vacated by ths Wheeler grocery company, sad that this supper would be served tor fifteen coats. Especially good wiener sandwiches, home-mate pie and -coffee win be served both Friday and Saturday evenings, but a charge at tea cents will have to be mads ter each article. This hi necessitated by tbe, wholesale advance to food prices. Mrs. R. T. Sharer Will be in charge of thla department and will be assisted toy Miss Lorelne Helwlg aad Mrs. Guy S. Cain, s "WANTED: OFFICE BOY. APPLY AT OFFICE OF THE MORGAN ENGINEERING COMPANY." ' ALL MASTER MASONS WtWTSD TO MAOPmO DANCE, NEW TEM- RLE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th. LADIE8' COAT8 AND DRESSES AT REDUCED PRIOES- CLARK'S STORE, E. PATTERSON. CHOICE BALDWIN APPLES 81.80 PER BUSHEL. DIXSON'S, MT. UNION. O- 8- 4204. BEU. SOS. BRITISH CLAIM mm like Advance South of Teuton Stronghold, Strengthening Their Positions. WITHDRAW SLIGHTLY IN BOURLON SECTOR Germans Shell Empty Positions Before Learning of Foes' Retirement. London, England, Dec. 6.—On the southern edge of tbe Cambral salient, tbe British extended their gains dor- lag tbe night, but there were no operations of great importance. The war office in its official state- meat issued at noon, said that the British had made a gala tn the region of La Vacquerie, southwest of Cambral, extending and strengthening their positions. In the sector of Noelles and Bouron on the northern side of tha salient tbe British withdrew slightly toward* the southwest to escape the enfilading fire from German artillery, the official report- added. The movement waa carried out without the knowledge of the Germans and the .latter continued to shell the empty positions long after they had been given up. Before abandoning tha positions, the British destroyed the field works defending them. Ba Ba WAR MOVES British extend lines oa Cambral front. Munition boats collide at Halifax; town burning. 122 Ohio physicians nmaed oa medical advisory board. Congress to act oa taking ever railroads Srst of year. Five American soldiers die in France. German-made armistice not meeting with favor. MkMVK PLANTS TO BE USEFUL ONES Non - Essential Industries Must Be Changed to Essential Factories. WASTED—HAKTBT MBUf AND LABORERS. BUCKEYE JACK MFG. CO. TABLE Germans Wasting Th.ir Men Rome, Italy. Dec. 8.—The crucial test of the third and moat powerful enemy drive on the Italian front may be forthcoming today, according to BeHy lepuits fetish i"d from th* Asia- go plateau at Verona. ^*_j With characteristic disregard for life, with thousands of fresh troops and with Increased artillery Are, the enemy has begun the most vicious and the most terrific offensive yet known in the history ot tb* fighting in Itly. Desperate over the failure*, of tbe first drive directed at Venice oa the lower Piave, and over the similar result of the second drive in the mountainous regions ot the upper Piave, til* enemy is hurting its every ounce of strength in th* present attack. Two determined and powerful drives on Mellette were repulsed with frightful loss to the enemy. The first of these two attacks ended la violent head to hand fighting and resulted la the capture of many enemy prisoners. The second drive resulted ia tbe capture of some hill positions on the Aslago which, military officials agree, are not to be held as serious losses. BOY SCOUTS DRUM CORPS Sixteen Boy Scouts attended rehearsal of the fife and drum corps at Central Engine House laat night between 7 and 9 o'clock. The boys are doing finely and hope to be able he give AI'isP*?* some good martial music .by spring. It was agreed to have rehearsals every Wednesday evening from T to 9 p. m. at the Central Engine House. At th* present time then are 80 members of the drag eorps all having instruments. Th* boy* will make their first appearance on the Street Friday evening when they win escort Boy Scouts to the Presbyterian churcn to attend lecture on Tellow Stone National Park which will be given by Dr. Bast MI XMASJIFTS EARLY Persons -who contemplate sending Christmas gifts by parcel post will do well to mall such articles early. A record breaking business IS expected aad th* fact that revenue stamps will have to be affixed and cancelled try tbe sender where the postage is over twenty-five cents will mean the taking ot additional time at tbe post- office. Christmas coming upon Tuesday so closely following Sunday, whea only a partial force Is at work la tba postofflce, will mean a piling ap of business. Hence th* slogan ■aet be "mail your Christmas packages early." Washington, D. C, Dec. 8.—Prac- tlcally one half of the Industrial plants of lb* United States must be converted from producers* of non-essentials into producers of essentials. With the appointment of George N. Peek, of Mollne, Ills., as head of a special board under the - war industries board, work, has commenced upon the enormous task of turning the United States into one gigantic mitt for the turning out of goods essential to the winning ef the war. Action on the new program began today. It is a part of the general war program of bringing every activity of the nation under centralized federal control to ensure against lost motion and waste of effect. Thousands of factories throughout the United States which now are engaged' la manufacturing articles for which there Is wide popular demand but which do not contribute to the war machine, overnight may be changed into factories in which tbe machinery of war will be turned out Coal will not be consumed in the l>nidii*Mi>H of articles not requisite to winning the war. Railroads will not be congested by car loads of unnecessary produce. Hundreds of thousands of men and women, now making nonessentials, will turn their bands to the production of war goods. Business will be decidedly unusual. Tb* war industries board recently prepared a bat of over 600 articles classed as non-essentials. It had been Intended to deny manufacturers of these articles priority over anything as to coal supplies or railroad deliveries. The plan to publish this list has been definitely abandoned. Instead of suddenly shutting off these non-essential industries, priority will be given to essentials, permitting toe non-essentials to have what is left in the way of supplies and service. This was done because the Quick stoppage of the non-essential plants would cause serious financial losses. HOUSE TO ACT Resolution Declaring War onAustria Conies Up for Action Soon. PLOTS OF DUMBA ARE EMPHASIZED. G1BLE SMI HIT Florindo Pietrocola, as treasurer of the Italian committee for the aid of the Italian war refugees, sent by cable 8531.00, including percentage, to Sua Eccellenza, Barone Sornnlno, Minis- tar of Italian Affairs at Rome, Italy, from The Peoples* Bank. The r-mr— of people aiding the sufferers will lie published later. FRESH FISH AT THI MARKET TOMORROW. SWEATERS fd * TOP. PIERSON'S. ' WANTED—GOOD OFFICE MTV FOR ENGINEERING DEFT. THE MORGAN ENGINEERING CO. "Ohio Tuec" Cteanef ATTACH- ■UMTS. Have ao equal. Let as Aow you. O. S. 6888; BeU 605-R, JOSEPH HALDEMAN DEAD Venerable Resident of Damascus Answers Final Summons Damascus, O., Dee. 6.—Joseph Haldeman, the oldest resident In point of years, died at his home in Damascus at 7:20 o'clock this morning after SB Illness of several weeks from infirmities incident to age. Deceased was born, near Augusta, Carroll county. May 15, 1827, .toe son of David and Abb Haldeman, pioneers ot Ohio and member* of the Friends church at Augusta. Hi* entire Ufe until be had reached the four score milestone ot life' was passed upon a farm, in I860 ba wa* married to Esther Crew, daughter ot John and Margery Crew of Damascus, and for a number ot years, the two resided oa a farm near Augusta. Almost a half a century age to* family moved to a farm two SpflS north of Garfield where they resided for about 40 years when toe deceased retired from tana life and moved to Damascus where he resided until death. Besides bis venerable wife, now 84 years old tbe following children survive: lbs. Sarah Stratum of Goshen. Mrs. Josephine Shreve ot West Branch, Iowa, Edgar at home, Alonzo and Oscar ot Iowa, and Delbert of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Deceased is the laat member of his parental family and lived to an unusual age by his simple and temperate manner of living. Aa a member of the Society of Friends he waa aa exponent ot tb* faith of th* society, sad lived a useful Ut* la harmony wltb the teachings of the church ot which he was a faithful and consistent member, lake a shock et wheat fully ripe he has been gathered home to enjoy the blessings of hla faith la an abundant entrance Into hi* Inheritance for to* redeemed. The funeral win tab* place from Friends charch, Dmaacna, Sunday St 8 o'clock p. m., standard time. Interment will be made In the PaiBsasiiB cemetery. j_ ^^ 8 Room Brick House Lot 64 by 300 feet Also lot 50 by 300 feet facing on Ely street Elizabeth MeConahey Homestead wfll be sold Bt auction on/ premises, Saturday, December 8, 1 p. a. D. FORDING, Executor. 3. C. BARNES, Auct. Outrages of Austria-Hungary Against U. S. Are Briefly Related. Wshlngton, D. C, Dec 6—Immediately upon the convening ot the' house this afternoon. Chairman Flood of the house committee on foreign affairs, presented the report of his committee's resolution for war against Austria-Hungary. Unanimous consent was* granted for consideration of the resolution at noon tomorrow. The report which the committee authorised Chairman Flood to draft, recites the outrages which •Austria- Hungary has committed against the United States while the government of thedual monarchy had professed to be at peace with this government . Tbe plots of Ambassador Dumba to disorganise and dynamite munitions ami other industrial plants, while he was still ambassador to thla country, are emphasised. Other plots Involving Austrian consuls and diplomatic agents against American rights, and Austrian sympathy with ruthless German submarine 'depredations are also cited as Justification of entry ot this country into the war against Austria. The enactment of this declaration," says the report "involves very little readjustment of the affairs between th* United States and Austria- Hungary, because of a stats Of war which this country declares to exist actually has been a fact for many months." The report follows: i "Th* President has asked for toe declaration that a state ot war exists against Austria-Hungary. ' "In his address delivered at the Joint session of the two houses of congress oa December fourth, he uses this language: 'One very embarrassing obstacle that stands in our way is tbat we are at war with Germany but not with her allies. I therefore, very earnestly recommend that the congress immediately declare tbe United States in a state of war with Auatrla-Hungary,' " SPECIAL SESSION TO vj EXTENDJHIQ BALLOT Columbus, O., Dec. 6.—A special legislative session was favored by some state officials today ia .order to amend the election laws so as to permit Ohio soldier* in France to vote next fall. It Is claimed insufficient time is allowed between the time when ballots may be asked for by an absent Voter and election day. A law should be passed permitting the counting of soldiers' rotas after others are counted, according to Secretary of State Fulton. Legist* tattoo la also desired providing that a soldier's affidavit declaring it impossible to be home to veto, ahould constitute his registration. Fulton believes army sad navy officers, aa well as national guard officers, sbould have power to administer the oath. AUTO STRUCK BY TIN Traveling Salesman Seriously Mart In A«c***wt at East Rochester East Rochester, O., Dec. 8—Mr. Highland ot Orwell, a traveling commercial fetrilizer salesman, was seriously injured ia aa accident last evening at the railway crossing Just west of the village, his auto, a Ford roadster being struck by a train. The man waa thrown from the auto upon bis head aad the car badly mashed Th* injured man was given attention by the trainmen, he being brought to tog, village and medical care provided, later being taken to the home ot W. R. Wickersham Where he _st_l ro- Trrnf* The injured man had seen in East Rochester on business earlier la tb* day, had gone to Minerva aad was returning to the village again when the accident occurred. The wife of tbe injured man St Orwell was notified of the accident and la now at tbe husband's bedside. NOTICE Spring Water Ice Co. are closing all accounts for ltSt- Those owing this company, please call BeU 948-W; t"IC g. 2149, aad oar collector will call at year convenience- W. L. Rockhill. IT IS TO YOU* INTEREST AS WEtt as puns 1*081 TOU TO READ MARKET HOUSE AO ON PAGE 9. Terrific Explosion Paralyzes Telegraphic and Telephonic Communication, Making It Extremely Difficult to Get Details of Tragedy—Buildings Reported Damaged for Radius of Several Miles—Roof of Halifax Station Is Torn Of f—Crews of Both Vessels Are Report* ed Lost—American Ship Was Just Clearing Port for Overseas With Big j Shipment of Munitions—Fire Breaks Out and Many Buildings Are Reported Destroyed. Now York, N. Y„ Dec. 6—Flames are still sweeping Halifax, according to private advices received here this afternoon from St. John. The message, arriving here st 2:45 o'clock, laid: "The lorn of life is large. Firemen have been unable to check ths fires following the explosion." Moncton, N. B., Dec. 6—The death toll ia today's disaster at Halifax, N. S., will reach 400, according to unconfirmed advices received here this afternoon. Ths same advices reported that more than a thousand persons were injured snd that the property loss will run into ths millions. Thuro, N. S., Dec. 6—The northwestern portion of Halifax is on fire, 40 or 50 parsons are reported killed, many persons are injured, and hundreds of buildings are completely destroyed or damaged by the explosion of a munitions ship which was rammed tn the Halifax harbor today. All telegraph and cable wires are down andxepom are fragmentary. i#^ Doctc «, nurses and fire-fighting equipment are being rushed to Halifax from every town within a radius of 80 miles. Although conflicting reports have been received, ths fact has been established that the explosion resuled when an American ammunition steamer, which was leaving port for overseas, was rammed amidships by an incoming steamer. In the terrific explosion which followed, both ships sank with their dead or crying crews. * The force of the concussion damaged the offices of the telegraph and cable companies to such an extent that all wire communications were cut off. Buildings within a radius of two or three miles were damaged. Practically every warehouse and other similar structures along the Halifax water front also were damaged. The roof of the Halifax railroad station was blown off and*^^ buildings over two miles away in the vicinity of Queens Hotel, we're damaged. Little effort is being made to obtain an exact account of casualties as all attention is now being given'to rescue work. READ SPECIAL 80AP OFFER ,111 MARKET HOUSE AD PAGE 7. i Take broken Jewelry to Sharer. CHOICE BALDWIN APPLES 81.60 PER BUSHEL. DIXSON'8, MT. UNION. O. 8- 4204. BEU. SOS. Fear Heavy Loss of Life. New, York, H* T„ Dee. 8—All reports reaching here this afternoon Indicate tbat heavy loa sot life baa occurred la Halifax, N. S., aa tb* result af a collision between an American munitions steamship sad another vessel la tbe harbor near Richmond, a suburb, today. Part of th* city is reported ia flames and hundreds of buildings ar* said to have been destroyed. Unverified reports said tbat the crews of both vessels were killed. Authentic advices concerning the disaster ar* lacking as a result et the explosion disrupting telegraphic and telephone communications. The explosion was of sufficient force, according to reports bare, to blow freight ears eft the tracks. Scores of war* houses along tba waterfront are reported demolished, BBd It is feared that scores of persons wen burled beneath the deb rte. Cities Mid town 100 miles distant from Halifax report hearing the blast. . Just before telegraphic communication weat out, an operator In Halifax wired that the loss of Ut* was appalling. All efforts to restore communication bad failed Tap to an early hour this afternoon. ' Tb* explosion was of saeb force as to effect the dynamos st bt* telegraph companies so that wire communications between Halifax and outside points was severed. Rock- Ingham, where the explosion occurred, is a suburb of Halifax. It is situated on tbe weat abore of Bedford Baain, a continuation of Halifax harbor. The explosion was of saeb violence SS to destroy considerable property on shore aa well as shipping vessels In llBBltlJ water.. Telegraphic communications with Halifax were cut off. The report* received concerning tb* explosion BBSS* through Boston where they wet* received from the Mora Scotia stations. According to advices received here thla afternoon, the explosion waa caused by a British cruiser crashing late tbe munitions ship. Both ships were blown ta atoms So far as could be learned bet* this afternoon, tbe Nleu Amsterdam of the Holland-American line waa the oaly mercantile steamship la Halifax barber at tba time af tbe explosion. ,This vessel left New York SbBBt S week sga with 750 passeng era oa board, many at tbem sub jects of Germany and Austria-Hungary, returning bom* by sanction at tba British government. .•;.,"■ ^Holland line officials say they have been unable to get in Halifax by wire to ascertain the vessel's fate. Navy Gropes for Fact.. Washington, Dec. 6—'Fallowing alarming report* concerning the extent of the disaster at Halifax, N. S., some reports putting the death list high in tbe hundreds; , the navy made a desperate effort today to secure from the fleet some definite word of tbe explosion. The interruption to wireless communication was so serious however, that for a long time-no success waa reported. Tb* aavy .at noon waa still without information as to the identity ot tba American munition ships tbat figured ta the blast. PUBLIC SALE Elisabeth McConahy property, eaa block west of N. Union ave., W. Ely street.' Alliance, O. 8ALE 6ATURDAY, DEC 8, 1 P. M. Brick house, metta roof, 8 rooms, 5 clothes, presses, hot and cold water, gaa and electric lights, well and eta* tern, on paved street, flagstone walk, sewer connections. Appraised at 86.- 000. Also lot 50x320 feet, appraised St 82,300. A property near street car line aad near Transue Co. works and Twist Drill shops. 1700 or mes workmen employed in these shops. Do not overlook. Date, .Dec. 8, 1 p. m. D. FORDING, Ex. J. C. Barnes, Auct. PURCHASE CHRISTMAS DIA. MONOS AND JEWELRY WITH YOUR LIBERTY BONDS. Wa Will allow you par aad accrued interest, and give you change in cash in case your purchases do not equal tba amount of your bonds, on diamonds, watches and clocks, Jewelry, silverware, ste. J. A. Zang A Bona, lew* elers- RABBITS! BABBITS! FI8H! TURTLES! 8QUABH! MAR. KET HOUHE FISH BTAND. SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS Need your help now tar local Christ mas work. Send to office or to Captain and Mrs. Fowls, 222 So. Arcb street. Take broken watches to Shaiar. 7'
|Title||The Alliance review and leader. (Alliance, Ohio), 1917-12-06|
|Place||Alliance (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio); Mahoning County (Ohio)|
|Date of Original||December 6, 1917|
|Submitting Institution||Rodman Public Library|
|Submitting Institution||Rodman Public Library|
|File Size||37017672 Bytes|
The habit of reading the ads
results, inevitably, ta the habit
of careful buying, of tatsBB <
gent buying, and of saving.
THE ALLMCE KEYIEW
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SB noon aad 'probably tonight. M
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VOL. XXX., NO. 92.
ALLIANCE. OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6,1917.
TWO CENTS—DELIVERED 12c A WEEK
FEAR 50 DIED IN MUNITION BLAST
Revolutionary Plans Will Be
Taken Up for Decision
I THE LEADERS ADMIT
Two Billions May Be Appropriated to Help Care for
Washington, D. C, Dec. 8.—Congressional action on revolutionary
plans to deal with th* railroad situation will come early ta the new year.
This waB certain today following Impromptu conferences between administration chiefs and leading senators
and representatives. ',
As ia every war move to date the
wishes ot President Wilson will control. The interstate' commerce committees of both branches of congress
wttl call upon him at an early data.
Then the entire railway situation will
be threshed oat Already the President has made aa intensive study of
the intricate problems. Today he has
v before him all of the data oh which
the interstate commerce commission
baaed Its recommendation of complete
co-ordination of the railways of the
country either under a railroad committee or under presidential direction; the mass of Information complied toy the food and fuel directors
which shows how utterly Impossible
the present system is, aad data submitted by this railroads themselves
showing that their present revenues
bare made lt impossible to get the
equipment which would bring the
railroads up to the necessary standard of war efficiency.
The situation admittedly la complex
BBd It will probably be several days
before sentiment crystalfzes sufficiently la allow the drafting of a comprehensive bill As a matter'of fact
there is a very wide divergence ot
opinion among senators and representatives as to what must be done.
£' Everywhere it Is admitted that tha
present system is intolerable. With
winter sow commenced, practically
the entire country is in the throes of a
coal famine. Food supplies are abort
hi many places. Farmers bi tterly complain that although they planted all
vacant land to get "food to win the
war," much of thla food remains on
Iks ground, .either because men could
set be hired to harvest lt or the railroads have failed to furnish the cars
te aend it to market '■ .fjjp^
Bat the membership of the congress
today waa divided into three groups
faeerlas three separate plans to
remedy the situation a* follows:
One—Including la Its membership
many of ths older members, which believes that the government should
Ipsa th* railroads two billion dollars
with which to build aew tracks to
parallel present systems, equipment
sad te increase wages so there would
be no shortage of men.
(Continued on Page Sevan)
WO FOB REFUGEES
Th* following, cablegram was aent
Thursday to Sua Eccellenza Borslllal,
Rome Italy: S^Tflfifc"
t toSm the honor to send to your Excellence s little patriotic tribute from
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by the Italian American cltisens.
D. DELFINO, M. D.
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AT REABONABtE PRICES.
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MAKE IT A POINT TO READ
EVERY WORD OF THS MARKET
HOUSE AD ON PAGE 9.
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