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HOLD MAN ON GIRL'S CHARGE SAYS ATTACK
CAME AFTER GAY EVENING
black veil. Her eyes were both discol
ored and her face was bruised.
"In offering me the invitation he
spoke a great deal of my sister, who
had spoken of him to me. I thought
it was alright to accept Yes, he
drank a good deal, but it did not seem
to affect him any. I had absolutely
no warning as to his intentions till he
closed the door."
"Most likelv she framed the story
J as an excuse for being out late last
night," Jones said when asked his
side of the story.
"How about those scratches on
your face?" the reporter asked.
"Oh, those are nothing," he repli
ed. "I don't want to say anything
Capt. Collins has detailed detec
tives to look into Jones' identity and
Between the hours of 12 and 1 this
morning a door was violently thrown
open on the eighth floor of the Great
Northern hotel. A girl's screams rang
through the corridors. Startled
guests came from their rooms to find
a fainting girl, with bruised face and
torn clothes, lying in the hallway.
The house detective was called and
Thomas Jones, who says he is a glove
salesman, was arrested charged with
attempting to assallt the girl, who
this morning told Capt. Morgan Col
lins, loop district, her story.
Seated in the captain's office, she
said the man had posed as a friend
of her sister, who is a milliner in a lit
tle down-state town. The girl who
claims she was assaulted is an ap
prentice to a big millinery firm here.
Jones found it out, called her up last
night and asked her to be his com
panion at a party a few of his friends
were giving at the Great Northern
They had a little supper in his suite
of rooms. A Mr. Vickers and a Mr.
Danners were introduced. Both had
girl companions. It was decided that
the party should visit a few cabarets.
In turn the States restaurant, the
De Luxe restaurant and the Berlin
room of the Bismarck hotel were vis
ited, says the girl. She danced. Her
companion was "lovely" to her. Then
they went back to have another bite
before she went home.
At length the party broke up. The
two couples left Pretending to search
for the girl's wraps, Jones waited till
they had boarded the elevator and
then closed the door of the room, she
Grasping her around the waist, the
girl says, he pushed aside the portier,
which concealed an alcove bedroom.
She struggled and attempted to
'When I scratched his face he
punched me," she said, lifting a heavy
THOUSAND DROWN AS FRENCH
CRUISER GOES DOWN
' Paris, Feb. 29. Nearly 1,000 lives
believed to have been: lost in sinking
of French auxiliary cruiser Provence,
formerly in service ap a trans-Atlantic
liner, in middle Mediterranean on
1,800 persons were aboard cruiser.
Of this number, 296 of crew have
been landed at Malta and about 400
on Greek island of Melos.
ARMED ITALIAN STEAMERS SAIL'
FROM NEW YORK
Washington, Feb. 29. State de
partment gave permission for Italian
steamers Giuseppe Verdi and San Gu
gliemo, both armed "for defense," to
sail from New York harbor.
Assurances given by Italian em
bassy that guns mounted aboard ves
sels would be used only for defensive
St Louis. Explosion of 1,000 lbs.
dynamite at Maplewood, suburb, kill
ed two women.; 85 in jujeL