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participated 'in operation of con.
Capt John J. Halpin participated.
in operation of con games.
Washington. 20-day truce in Eu
rope to observe Christmas holidays
proposed in resolution introduced by
Sen. Kenyon, Iowa.
Washington. Federal reserve
board called for first meeting of ad
visory council on Dec. 15.
Independence, Mo. Joseph Smith,
82, pres. of Mormon reorganized
church of Latter Day Saints, dead.
Cleveland, O. Daniel T. Ray, Los
Angeles, sentenced to 6 years in pen
for impersonating federal officer to
Kenosha, Wis. Burglars took jew
els valued at $15,000 from home of
Harold W. Jeffery, auto manufac
turer New York. 4 persons fatally
burned in fire on east side. Believed
Green Bay, Wis. Mayor Winford
Abrams declared he will enforce law
which provides that owners of prop
erty used for immoral purposes shall
be held equally responsible with "the
Kansas City, Mo. Steers sold in
open market brought highest price
ever paid and ten cents above pre
vious top this year.
Des Moines, la. Jack Dubin, 40,
janitor, injured when boiler exploded
in Y. W. C. A. May die.
Sioux Falls, S. D. 15-months' old
son of John Benson burnecl to death
when kerosene lamp exploded setting
fire to house.
New York. Mrs. Malamo Demet
riades, wife of ex-deputy consul gen
eral of TJ. S. at Constantinople, con
victed of sending niece, 10,' out to beg.
CUTTERS AND TRIMMERS MEET
Cutters and trimmers are expected
in great numbers tonight at the meet
ing of the Chicago Cloak & Suit Cut
ters' union, Local 81-of jthe Interna-
1 tional Ladies' Garment Workers at
the association hall, 363 W. Madi
FRIENDS DEFEND MISS COPE
Friends of Miss Jessie Cope arose
in her defense yesterday when they
heard she was being held in the Coul
ter house pending the outcome of evi
dence being presented to the federal
grand jury to support the allegation
that she attempfed to bribe members
of the district attorney's office to as-
"sist her in extorting money from Col.
Charles Alexander, under indictment
for violation of the Mann act. J
"Jess didn't start this suit to obtain
money. I am positive of that," said
Mrs. Delia Marsh, 1515 E. 65th pi., '
when she heard that Miss Cope, an
old schoolmate, had" been forbidden
to speak of her case by her attorney.
"In .her letters she mentioned "how
she became acquainted -with CoL
Alexander after her sister's death. He,
In a very nice way, loaned them small
amounts- of money after their en
gagement. One day she found that
their obligations amounted to more
than they would be ever able to re
pay. Then came Col. Alexander's
request to have her accompany him
as a companion on a pleasure trip.
This was shortly before the date Bet
for their marriage. I think she con
sented for her mother's sake."
It was shortly after this "premature
honeymoon that she was deserted.
TRIBUTE TO REP. PAYNE
Washington, Dec. 11 Tribute from
all parties was paid today to Hep.
Sereno E. Payne of New York,
"father of the house," who died sud
denly last night alone in his hotel .
room from heart failure.
MRS. STEGER GETS DECREE
Mrs. Louis R. Steger, wife of John
V. Steger, millionaire piano manufac
turer, got a decree of "separate main
tenance Thursday in Judge Walker's
court. Mrs. Steger is to receive ?500 .
a month in alimony. u.s .,,...
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