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'ONLY TWO AMERICANS DIED!
Queenstown. The American con
sul today confirmed the dispatches of
yesterday that only two Americans
perished when the Arabic sunk. They
are Mrs. Josephine 3ruguicre, New
York, and Dr. Edmund Woods, Janes
Fourteen passenger and 40 mem
bers of the crew are not accounted
for in the revised list of the White
Star line. Officials, however, believe
several passengers may have gone to
the home of friends in Queenstown as
soon' as they landed.
Bodies of two victims arrived at
Queenstown today and were placed
in a morgue to await identification.
London. The White Star liner
Arabic was not being convoyed when
shef was torpedoed and sunk by a
German submarine, according to a
statement passed by the press bureau
this afternoon. The statement, it
was said, was authorized by the ad
New York. England has clamped-.
a strict censorship on Arabic news.
Several big passenger liners, in
cluding the giant Lapland, with 318
passengers from New York, are be
lieved to be passing through the war
zone. The Baltic of the White Star
line, the Frederick VIII., Scandinavian-American
Norwegian-American line, and St.
Paul, American line, are approaching
the danger zone.
WOMEN HOTEL BEATS
New York. Two women, a moth
er and daughter, refined and well
gowned, were taken to Blackwell's
Island to serve a one-year sentence
for hotel beating. They were Mrs.
M. J. Weaver and Mrs. Harriet E.
Wells, who claimed to.be the daugh
ter and widow, respectively, of the
late John C. Wells, Warren, Pa.,
manufacturer. They said Wells left
$2,000,000 when he died.
PROBE HANDLING OF INSANE IN
Following the expose of an alleged
plot to send a woman to the insana
asylum to gain control of her prop
erty, State's Att'y Hoyne yesterday
ordered a thorough investigation be
made into the Insane Court of Cook
Two men charged with the con
spiracy have been arrested. They are
Dr. W. A. Zeno, alias Dr. A. W. Bal
lard, 3959 W. 12th, and Dr. George
McLaughlin, 1750 W. 21st, a member
of the staff of the Cook County hos
pital. A few days ago Mrs. Susie Fowler,
3939 W. 12th, was looking through
the papers of her partner, Dr. Zeno.
She saw petition to have her adjudg
ed insane. She brought the papers
to Hoyne, who ordered the arrest of
the two physicians on a charge of
conspiracy and perjury. Both men
were held on $2,000 bonds yesterday.
Forty to fifty persons have been
brought before the insane court
weekly. The majority of these are
sent to asylums. A lax system, under
which false affidavits, petitions and
applications may be filed, has been
found, it is declared.
Dr. McLaughlin is charged with
signing a certificate that he had ex
amined Mrs. Fowler and had found
her insane. Yesterday he stated that
he had signed the certificate on the
representation of Zeno.
HOLD ELGIN RACES IN RAIN
It poured rain in Elgin today, but
the auto road race was started. The
crowd was scant because of weather.
The track was spongy and danger
ous, but the speed demons dared fate
and cut loose under high speed on
the opening lap.
Cooper in his Stutz made the best
time on the first lap, an average of
74.7 miles an hour. Patrick's Mer
cer broke a crank shaft early in the
race and dropped out. Tom Alley
withdrew when the Ogren's engine