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ONE WORLD'S BIGGEST .STORES
CLOSES DOORS IN BANKRUPTCY
New York, June 25. A friendly
petition in equity for receivers, im
mediately followed by two involun
tary bankruptcy uits against the H.
B. Clafiin Company, probably the
largest drygoods concern in the
world, with big branches in many
large cities of the East and Middle
West, caused a sensation through
out business circles here today.
Federal Judge Hand immediately
appointed Joseph B. Martindale and
P. A. Juillard as receivers. The com
pany's liabilities are said to be about
There was very little effect on the
It was stated that the United Dry
goods Company and the Associated
Merchants' and controlled companies
were not directly involved in the re
ceivership. The claim was made that much of
the difficulty confronted by the firm
resulted from the competition of re
tail stores organized by John Clafln,
head of the H. B Clafiin Company.
At the offices of the company an
official declared it was impossible to
say at this time anything as to
whether any stores controlled by the
company in other cities would close
as a result of the receivership.
POLICE HUNT FOR GIRL FEAR
Chicago detectives today began a
search for Pearl Harris, 14-year-old
Burlington, la., girl, who left her
home at 4303 Somers street, Burling
ton, on June 12, and whose mother
believes Bhe may have fallen into the
hands of white slavers.'
The Harris girl, according to her
mother, Mrs. J. H. Daniels, wanted
to earn enough money to buy a school
graduating dress and answered an
advertisement in a Burlington paper,
calling for the services of two young
girls who were to be paid $3 a day to
travel with "a manager and wife."
She returned home the following day,
packed a grip .and announced that she
had accepted a position soliciting
magazine subscriptions. Mrs. Daniels
wrote the local police that she receiv
ed a letter from the girl, who de
clared she was being held prisoner in
THIS GALLANT GENT FELL HARD
HE'S SHY SOME COIN
Answering the call of beauty in
apparent distress cost George Legg,
809 Wells street, $11 early today.
"Can you show me the way to
Fullerton avenue?" asked a dashing
blonde, piloting an electric automo
bile, of Legg, who was en route home
shortly after midnight.
Sure Legg could. He climbed in
and the Trionde beauty piloted the
electric out to a lonely spot on Lake
Shore drive, where she stopped. Two
men armed "with revolvers appeared
from the curb and emptied Legg's
"Good night. Tou were so accom
modating and so easy," shouted the
blonde as her two conferederates
piled into the car.
REPORT FINDING BODIES IN A
Tulsa, Okla,, June 25v An uncon
firmed report taht eight human bod
ies had been found hidden in a trash
pile in the Cushing oil field aroused
the police into sudden activity today.
While Chief of Police Towne of Cush
ing denied the finding of any bodies,
an attache of his Office confirmed tha
An oil man who came to Tulsa from
Cushing said the bodies were found
in a manure pile by a party of gov
ernment officers searching for con
ceale dliquor near a round-house on
th6 line between the old Indian Terri
tory and Oklahoma.
Cushing was1 the scene of a wild
oil boom recently and for a time law
lessness reigned in the fields there.
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About 1,400 earth -tremors were felt
in Japan last year.