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SHOOTS WIFE FIRES HOME
HE'S DEAD CHILDREN
Charred body of Edw. McDowell,
Gray's Lake fanner, found in ruins
of his house today after he had shot
his wife, locked the five cMldren in
the house and set fire to the place.
It is believed McDowell shot him
self before the fire reached his body.
McDowell in a frenzy fired a shot-
gun at his wife from close range
while she lay in bed with her 6-weeks'-old
baby, filling her body with
shot She is An a serious condition
at a Waukegan hospital. She es
caped because McDowell dragged her
from the house before firing it
The children were saved by a 15-year-old
daughter, who jumped from
a second-story window and carried
the other four children "down a lad
der. ' '
AMERICAN DOCTOR KILLED BY
Washington, Dec 8. The state de
partment received official reports to
day that Dr. Fisher, an American,
had been killed by bandits at Santa
Officials said today they classed
over-night reports from the board,
which told of the killing of the Amer
icans, Grey, Foster and Snyman,
with "wild. reports of killings in Chi
huahua City last week."
FRENCH BATTLESHIP WITH A
CREW OF 730 LOST
Paris, Dec. 8. French battleship
Suffren is believed sunk with its crew
of 730 men.
The vessel left Gibraltar for Lo
rient, Nov. 24, and has not been
heard from sincef It is believed all
were lost, q
The admiralty has officially classi
fied the Suffren as lost
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Fire Broke out on 4th floor of the
Journal bldg., Madison and Market,
this afternoon. J
LIBERALS BACK LLOYD-GEORGE
ASSURES HIM CONTROL '
London, Dec. 8. All doubt that
Lloyd-George would not have com
plete support for his new government
in parliament was swept away today
when the Liberal party members, in
conference, formally resolved to sup
port the new regime in the prosecu
tion of the war. '
The action means Lloyd-George
will not only be backed up by the
Unionists and the Laborites total
ing 324 votes out of the 670 in com
mons but also the liberal block of
votes 260 more. The Irish Na
tionalist group is the only one of any
strength now remaining in commons
whose position foward the new min
istry is not yetclear.
London. Anchor liner Caledonia
believed sunk, Lloyd's announce.
New York. Madison Square Gar
den, scene of many big fights, horse
shows' ah dpolitical gatherings, was
sold at auction to .New York Life In
surance Co. for $2,000,000.
New York. Will of Chas. W. Hark
ness, Standard Oil magnate, shows
his estate was worth $49,566,895.
San Francisco. i Japanese pros--perity
shown in announcement that
Nippoit Yusen Keisha Steamship Co.
cleared net profit of $8,617,404.50
during, first half of present year.
Aurora. Eugene Whalen, 4, both
of whose legs were cut off by an I. C.
train, gets $18,000 verdict against
New York. Average prices for
steel over $70 a ton for first time in
history of steel trade.
Washington. Allies will not grant
safe conduct of Faud Bey, proposed
Turkish ambassador to United
States, unless United States makes
direct request for it
Sante Fe. Wilson had plurality
of 2,392 over Hughes in New Mexico,
according to final official figures.