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fam6us'n. y. athlete cop may
' lose eyesight
New York, Aug. 16. Matt Mc
Grath, famous police department
athlete, may lose -the sight of his
right eye as the result of a blow from
a cane received by him while trying
to quell a disturbance in the lobby
of thd Ndw York theater, where he
is "employed as special officer.
' A man who says he is John Brink,
civil engineer, and three other men,
all apparently Intoxicated, bought
tickets for the New York Theater
roof. The doorkeeper refused to admit-
them and they started a fight,
during which McGrath, who had
come to the rescue, was floored with
the cane, which cut the flesh above
and below the eye." .
McGrath, champion weight throw
er, was. suspended fro mthe police
force when he shot a man he found
in his Brooklyn flat. The matter is
still in court- In the meantime the
policeman has been employed as spe
- WOW! SOME&NAKE STORY
Hutchinson, Xan., Aug. 16.
Kansas is a prohibition state, but 'its
supply of snake stories is unaffected.
At a mid-summer tournament of
the Hutchinson Country Club, ac
cording to prominent members, John
Schwinn lost his match with Pryor
ComUs at the seventeenth hole be
cause a bullsnake swallowed his golf
bali. The snake was run down and
killed and the ball will be put on
MAN SHOT TO DEATH IN BED
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 16. Albert
Kapp, 23, a bricklayer, reputed to
have been a member of the famous
"Bottoms gang" and who served sev
eral terms in prison, was found shot
to death in bed in house which had
been rented only day before by girl,
who posed as his wife.
Mrs. Rose Wobbe, 20, the girl, con
fessed killing him following quarrel.
BODY OF DE LATOUR EXHUMED
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The body of Jan N. de Latour, the
Austrian nobleman, who died mys
teriously eight days ago, was exhum
ed this afternoon. Coroner Hoffman
went to Graceland cemetery and per
sonally supervised- the taking up of
Examination of the dead man's
stomach will be made to see if it con
tain's traces of poison.
Lieut. Duffy of the Rawson street
police station declared he was not
worried by the charges to be filed
against him by Matx Kaczmarek, at
torney for the Polish National Alli
ance. The attorney says there were
unaccountable delays in investigating,
the case, and he blames the police
Kaczmarek today said that de La
tour was the second husband of Mrs.
de Latour, who is free on 5,000 .bail
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THE VOTING MACHINE DEAL '
H. W. Barr, sales agent of the Em
pire Voting Machine Co., J;he man
who did all the talking about "swing:
Ing the voting machine deal," evi
dently doesn't care to cdnie up before
the Butts legislative committee and
tell what he knows.
Attorney Willard McEwen, repre
senting Judge Owens, told the com-
mittee yesterday that Barr was in
Florida and that he didn't think he
could get here.
Strenuous efforts will be made, to
get Pickler, Arrison and Gray, the
Ottumwa men who aided Barr land
the big "contract," to come here and
Sensations are Expected Tuesday
when Edward. E. Marriott, Hearst em
ploye, is given a chance to explain his
affidavit which hit Jim Keeley, of the
Tribune. The Duke statement will
also be taken up. .
Election Commissioner Anthony
Czarnecki will resume the stanii to?