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OCEAN LINER HAS A THRILLING
BATTLE AT SEA
New York, Feb. 20. The Holland
American liner New Amsterdam
reached her pier in Hoboken yester
day with a story- ofstorms, water
spouts and threatening icebergs sur
passing any yet told.
Four passengers and three mem
bers of the crew were injured when
a giant wave struck the vessel last
Thursday night. . Five life boats were
whipped from their davits by the
heavy sea and two crushed as though
they were paper.
For three Mays the New Amsterdam
fought heryway in the teeth of a hur
ricane. Albert Becker, a second-cabin
passenger, suffered a broken leg and
three broken ribs when he was
thrown down a passageway. Four
women suffered minor injuries when
tossed fro mtheir berths or hurled
down companionways. Three sailors
were knocked unconscious by the
CapL J. Baron said the storm was
the worst he had ever experienced.
AURORA MURDER MYSTERY
Three strands of long, bright hair
found entangled on a button of An
thony Petras, suspect in the Hol
lander murder case, is regarded as
damaging by State's Attorney Tyers
Chief of Police Michaels says the
hair matches the murdered girl's.
Petras refused to testify at the cor
oner's inquest and upon being taken
back to his cell asked for a priest.
His request was granted.
Another important witness was
found yesterday in the person pf
Louis Nelson, who testified he-saw a
man running down the street toward
the Hollander house about the time
of the. murder.
Peter Fischback, who attended the
night school with Petras the night of
the murder, testified that when they
came out of school Petras acted
strangely and -refused to take the car
with. him as was his usual custom..--.
The state intends to show that
Petras waited on' the next corner un
til he' saw the Hollander girl come-out
of the lodge hall and that he boarded
the same car with her.
Anna Didn't she have a troop - of
lovers fighting for her? Edna Yes;
but they all beat a retreat. Judge.
George Parade, 1530 E. 65th St.,
smashed street car window because
three cars whizzed past him. Re
leased on promise to pay for wbadqw.
Court decided that Mrs. Julia Mc-
Kenna,"94, cannot demand support
from guardian of Viola Hudson, 6.
Claimed that she was common law
wife of child's grandfather. :
Real' estate men want to scatter
moving day. Don't like May 1. Gas
company claims 44 per cent of 600,
000 .patrons move every year.
Harry A. Weston, 938 Windsorav.,
fined $25 and costs. Alleged to have
annoyed Mrs. Elizabeth Sherwood,
3907 Sheridan road.
Mayor Harrison much better. Dr.
Lewis says danger of serious Illness
- Charles Bills, 31, 350 W. 28th St.,
and Joseph Wiley, 51, 807- S. -State
st, held by ppiicev Alleged to have
connection with mysterious fires
started at home of Frank Kotel, 2326
S. Lasalle st.
Four jurors accepted .in Aileen
Heppner perjury trial. Judge refused
to quash indictment.
Marie Haupt, 8, given $12,000 ver
dict against Chicago City Railway
Company. Lost foot two years ago.
Highest- verdict ever given against
Albert Steinbach, Camp Douglas,
Wis;, misBing, had $375 in his posses
sion. "Merchant of Venice" approved. '
'Paris Apaches toned down-by wbmen
tnThree-laborers stopped by S armed
men. One fatally shot and- another