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Avhen the overhead wires did. 'Rather than drop from his place among the stars to telephones h$urned his face to the wide spaces, the-spng of the wire-called west and north. He be came the trail blazer of commerce, and its guardian. Fame occasionally finds out the lineman. John Bell, who patched wires in Dayton, Q., for years with out attracting notice, showed the world the heroic stuff of which line men are madtj, when the waters over flowed Dayton last March. By sheer force of grit Lineman Bell kept open the only wire that connected Dayton with the outer world. For 36 hours he stood shoulder deep in water, prac tically without food or drink. He told the story of Dayton's distress to the world, and not untilthe last word was told and the waters receding did he give up his post of duty. CLAIM STORY 'THAT FORCED PRIEST TO MARRY GIRL FALSE Pittsburgh, Pa., March 24. The Rev. Miles Michael Sweeney, pastor" of the Roman Catholic church at Se wickley, Pa., and Miss Mary Chris tina Moran, of thiscity, were married in WellsburgW. Va., by a Prptestant clergyman, on January 28. The cere money was performed while three brothers of the bride" surrounded the principals, each wtih his. right hand closed over revolver concealed in his overcoat pocket, The forced mar riage was tie" ,'resuit of false allega tions made to the three brothers by Miss Elizabeth. Moran, a sister of Mary Moran, and haB not been con summated. With this statement, made in affi davit form on the advice of A. V. D. Waterson, her attorney, Mary Moran today gave her explanation of an af fair that has caused Father Sweeney to be restrained by churchauthorities from occupying his pulpifand stirred church authorities from occupying his pulpit and stirred church circles to' the depth's. Several days ago Dan iel J. Moran of Hammond, Ind., wrote an open letter to the Pittsburgh newspapers in which' he charged that his sister, Mary, better known as Tena Moran, was married to Father Sweeney by the Rev. Francis Biddle, pastor of the Christian church at Wellsberg, W. Va. He was led to make news of the marriage public, he said, because Father Sweeney had continued to fill his church office. Correspondence froni the Rev. Biddle and from K. C. Brashear, clerk of. the marriage license court at Wellsburg, supported the brother's statement. Recording to the affidavit, Miss , Moran's alleged improper relations with the priest existed only in the . niirid of Elizabeth Moran, who circu lated false' stories because her sister' Tena. refused to lend her her dresses and hats to wear to social gatherings. " Elizabeth recently wrote the three brothers, Daniel, Frank and Emmet, all in Hammond, Ind., anetold them that Tena and the priest were often together and that their sister was re ceiving handsome gowns, hats and other apparel from him. She also told the mthat Tena's room was hung with improper pictures. o o MRS. YOUNG'S PLAN WINS J6hn Sonsteby and William Roth raaiin, of the School Board, stood alorieyesterday in their effort to block Mrs. Ella Flagg Young's course of study and the course was passed 14 to 2. The course was first presented to the board in January, but Sonsteby and Rothmann, by their tactics, have succeeded in stalling it both in com mittee and on the board. Educators believe the new course will be productive of real results. o o Boil graniteware that has become stained in a strong solution M baking soda and water. Three East St. Louis girls, in a spelling bee, tied for first place after disposing of 3,500 words.