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fersoh and Liberty sts. Joseph Kol
enkovich, 728 Liberty St., arrested.
George Rice, 1219 S. Wabash, and
Samuel Samody, 64& S. State St., ar
rested while attempting to rob Rob
ert Griffith at Wabash av. and Con
gress st Policemen -watched robbers
at work, then pinched them.
Edward Noonan, 2414 Flournoy st.,
routed two hold-ups who attempted
to rob him at Madison and Jeffer
Wife of James Hughes, 9910 Ewing
av., went to country. iwmg ana six
friends arrested in his home for gam
bling. o o
BANKS SHUT DOWN TO PROTECT
THE "LITTLE FELLOWS"
Washington, July 7. The closing
of the First-Second National Bank
of Pittsburgh and the First National
Bank of McKeesport were ordered by
tne treasury department to protect
the "little fellows" according to offi
cials this afternoon.
These are the first closing under
tne new administration ana it is un
derstood that they show the policy
of the administration, namely: To
protect the little fellows by before
hand action and let the big interests
look out for themselves because they
usually are quite able to.
Pittsburgh, Pa. The First-Second
National Bank of Pittsburgh, a re
cent consolidation of the First and
Second National Banks, was closed
today by order of the assistant comp
troller of the currency.
The bank is owned by the J. S.
and W. S. Kuhn interests, who also
own the First National Bank of Mc
Keesport, the biggest bank in the
tube city, and have large water power
and water rights interests in the
A representative of the Kuhns to
day announced that a receiver will be
appointed for the American Water
Works . Co., a $24,000,000 concern
which operates in many cities.
W. S. Kuhn, president of the bank,
js at the bedside of his wife at Pride'3t
'Crossing, Mass. A baby boy was born
yesterday and the mother's condition
was critical for a time.
McKeesport, Pa. The First Na
tional Bank of McKeesport owned
by the Kuhn interests, closed its
doors at 10:30 o'clock this forenoon.
James S. Kuhn is president of the
New York.- Wall Street was not
disturbed by the failure of the First
Second National Bank in Pittsburgh
and the First National Bank in Mc
Keesport. J. S. and W. S. Kuhn are
not connected with Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
The failure of the Pittsburgh bank
has been expected for some time and
has no bearing on the general bank
AVIATOR AND MECHANICIAN
DROP INTO. LAKE RESCUED
Aviator Glenn Martin and Charles
Day, his mechanician, plunged fifty
feet into Lake Michigan today when
their flying boat turned turtle and
dove into the water. The two men
were caught under the canvas wings,
but extricated themselves and clung
to the wreckage.
A tugboat, which had been follow
ing the flying craft, rescued them and
towed their machine to shore.
Martin was out on the water early
testing the flying boat he was to use
in the Chicago to Detroit endurance
test, which starts tomorrow. The
wind was strong and puffy, but he
ignored the advice of aero club mem
bers and started a practice flight
His craft was so badly damaged ,
that he will not be able to start be-'
fore Thursday or Friday. He will en
deavor to overtake the other entries
by continuous flight.
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Sims, Rockefeller's valet, is father
of a fine baby boy and Uncle John -is
much tickled. Like as not, Uncle
John will give that boy a penny to
save until he grows up. -