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Killing of Youth and Girl in Auto. Buffalo. Sept. Mystery still surrounds the murder of Mary ' Elisabeth Messmer, 25 years old. and Norman Will lam Shear. 22. whose bodies were found on Ens minger road early yesterday. John H. and WilWam Kuhn. farmers It-ring- on Military road, came across the bodies while they were on their way to work in the fields. Miss Messmer was lying with her head in the road. The bullet had struck her in the nose and passed through the' nead. Her clothing bore the marks of a scuffle. Shear had been shot through the left side. He was lying in the tonneau of his automobile. Appar ently he had not moved after being hit Wrspon Found When the examiner and men from the sheriff's office sought a weapon as evidence none was found. When the car was discovered the headlights were still on. but the battery was weak and the lights soon went out. The rear door on the side of tne road was open. In the tonneau was a bag of peaches and several peach pita The hats of both the victims were on the front seat. Apparent ly the two were either in the ton neau eating peaches or at the road side and were attacked. Dtseoant Robbery Motive. By the open door of the tonneau was a large pool of blood and it is not knwn whether it dropped from Shear's wound if he crawled into the car after being shot or whether it marks the spot where Miss Mess mer fell out of the car before she crawled up the road to the spot where her body was found. The latter theory is more plausible, as a train of blood led from the car to Miss Messmer's body. Robbery is not considered as a possible cause for the crime, as a $2 note, some small change and a gold watch were found on Shear's body, and a ring on Miss Messmer s hand was not touched. Jealousy or spite is not considered strongly by the police. Neither of the victims had many associates and they were seldom seen in public except in each other's company. Back-Home News PENNSYLVANIA. Reading. ? David Priest. 67, died when struck by a shifting engine in attempting to cross the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pottstown. ? Burdan Brothers pur chased the ice cream manufacturing Plant of P. C. Horine. at Reading, for $*>.OCO. Flush Valley?Alvin Steele Noll. 4". hile lunching with his wife in a Reading- hotel, dropped dead. Royersford. ? Pushed over into a stall by a cow. Harry Poley, a farm er. suffered severe injuries. Boyertown. ? William H. Schearer and John M. Schearer. of Yellow House, have returned from a 4,061 mile auto trip. Iniontown.?Marri<Hl only about four months. Mrs. Mary Lasich. ag<?d 17, of 1'niontown. has disappeared. INDIANA. Fort Wayne.?One - rr^in - operated street cars ar^ soon to he put on here. Sullivan. ? W. T Mellott appointed district deputy of the Elks lodges in southern Indiana. Greensburg.?A. S. Bohlen, of Indi anapolis. selected as architect for the Memorial Hospital, a tribute for De catur County service men. Cannelton. ? The fifty-third annual Jgrrry County teachers' institute open ed. Columbus.?Fire destroyed a large barn Sunday night on the Charles Massie farm, near here, causing a loss of $4,000. Greenfield. ? The Rev. William E. T?>dd. of Portland. Ore., called as pas tor of the Presbyterian Church. Vincennes. ? Public schools opened h*>re Monday for the 1MJM920 year. MARYLAND. Elkton.?The State Road Commis sion is making a survey of Elkton streets preparatory to building the State road. Chestertown.?The Chestertown Cho ral Club has been reorganized with Prof. Martin Ten Hoor leader. Elkton.?Capt. Daniel Bratton is to take charge of the dental infirmary at Army General Hospital Hamp ton. Va. Nuncio Varianna. employed at the stone quarries, is in a serious condi tion. being stabbed in the back by a fenow-employe. Centenrille.?Thp Roller Milts, own ed by R. H. Linwood Carter, sold to C. S. Thomas and William H. Cater, of CentenriHe. Cruropton.?Foote & Co*, canner?. sue for damages against A. J. Bo&n. of Morgan Neck, for a broken con tract to plant ten acres of tomatoes. NEW JERSEY. Oeeanvflle ? While sharpening a ?-ythe at his home, D. I.,. Matthews almost cut his right hand in t,wo. Pleasantvflle. ? Charles Naylor has 1 presented a claim for $15 to City Coun r c' 1 because a stray dog killed his f rabbits. | Gloucester City.-The annual street \ carnival of the First Methodist Epls > copal Church win be held Thursday. National Park.?Rex Allen is a can didate for Cowncfl on both the Re publican and Democratic tickets. Millville. ? The City Commission r-"??*ed an ordinance providing for a 16.300 bond issue for paving Buck street hilL Glassboro. ? Leading women have started a movement for the organiza tion of a mothers' club. KANSAS. Emporia.?Otho Behmyer, of Em r appointed assistant grain in spector. Hunter. ? Hunter will vote $15,000 bonds to be used in building a trans mission line to Downs and the wiring of Hunter for electric lights. Junction City.?Bids on $75,000 worth of paving bonds, the first of an issue of $200,000, will be received Monday. El Dorado.?Suits for the El Do b-ado Boys* Band have arrived. ? Cottonwood Falls.?Rainfall for Au gust was 1.26 inches, almost 3 Inches K^>low the 10-year average. ? Pittsburg. ? Kenzle W. Davis, ? Iu.rs old. who worked a third of a 'century as a carpenter, is dead. VANDERBILT A "CUB." ! CO&A/ELJUS* VA/VO?G&/LT 1 New York.? Perhapa newspapers In- 1 stead of railroads will be the source' I of the Vanderbllt power of the future. , j At any rate, here is the son of Brig- j IGen. Cornelius Vanderbllt as a cub, reporter, covering his first assignment. PRESIDENT'S MOST STRENUOUS DAY IS AT THE TWIN CITIES nnVn.NUED FROM PAGE ONE en fainted and had to be assisted out of the hall. The President's address was the shortest one he has delivered. The audiences, though, were not the only exciting features of the day. Riv alry between Minneapolis and St. Paul is .so keen that when the Presidential procession started on its way to Min | neapolis motorcycle policemen of that ; town took up with it and the St. Paul i policemen relinquished their guard of 1 th" President. Labor n Partner Now. Speaking in St- Paul, the headquar ters of the Non-Partisan League of America. President Wilson dealt alto ? gether with the economic and indus trial situation. "I-abor no longer can be regarded as a commodity. It must | be looked upon as an association," he ' said. "We have got to get a constructive ; program with regard to labor," he as i serted. | "And the minute we eret it we will I relieve the strain all over f.ie world I because the world will accept our 1 standards and follow our cxp mple. "I am not dogmatic about this mat ter. I cannot presume that I know how it ought to be done. I know the principle upon which it ought to be ' done. Interests Are Identical. "The princip'e is t'.iat the interests of capital and the interests of labor are i not different, but tlie same. and that men of business sense ought to know ! h??w to work an organization which will express that identity of Interest, and where there is an identity of in terest there must be a community of i interest. You cannot any longer re gard labor as a commodity. You have j got to regard it as a means of asso | ciation. the association of physical j skill and physical vigor with the en terprise which is managed by those ' who represent capital, and when you do. the production of t'.ie world is go ing to go forward by leaps an 1 bounds." Readjustment of the industrial life of the nation to a peace time ; basis and redistribution of labor were the two foremost thoughts ! dwelt upon by the President in dis : cussing the hich cost of living. Re srardincr the latter, though. he said, j "the hiirh cost of living is one of ! those things which are so compli cated. It ramifies in so many di rections that it seems to me we cannot do anything in particular j without knowing how the par ticulars effect the whole." Defines America's Doty. The cost of living he termed a 1 world condition and America's duty, ! he declared, was to rehabilitate the world. "We have not yet learned what j the basis of pea^e is goincr to be,'' j continued the President, "and the world is not going to settle down I until it knows what part the United States is going to play in the peace." In "setting the commerce and manufacturing of the world going j again," the President said, "we have got to see to it that nobody I monkeys with the process." He talked also of the railroads ; and of cold storae*. Concerning 'the first he said the transportation facilities of the nation were at SPENCER URGES PACT CHANGES Missouri Senator Announces In Speech He Favors Reservations. Senator Spencer, of Missouri, de livered a speech demanding: 'strong:; reservations to the treaty yesterday. He has been classed as doubtful. "These reservations," he declared, "should be inseparably interwoven with the resolution of ratification, so as to leave no doubt as to the posl- ! tion which the United States will take in interpreting: the language of the league of nations covenant." Senator Spencer has been a lorg I time arriving at this position. For many weeks he has been dealing with the so-called "mild reservation" Sen ators, who feared that the reserva tions might be made so strong that the United States would be left out of the league. In his speech today, however, he left no doubt in the | minds of the rest of the Senate that he will accept to the full the pro gram of reservations laid down by the Foreign Relations Committee. It is this development of sentiment that leads Senator Lodge to assert that all of the forty-nine Republicans and a number of the Democrats will vote for the reservations. Senator Spencer's speech was a reply to the address delivered by President Wilson last week in his home city. St. Louis. He said lhat the President had presented to the people of his State an issue in re~ j gard to the treaty which does not exist. The President had made it , appear, he said, that the issue was | a choice between acceptance or re jection of the treaty; if this were j the issue, Senator Spencer said he i would be compelled to vote against the entire treaty. Says He Made Her Work When She Had Influenza I Mrs. Zena Brenneman. employed in I the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, i who was sued for a limited dfcor<* I by George V. Brenr/eman, filed three ; affidavits yesterday in the District Supreme Court in support of her pe tition for alimony and counsel fees. Through her attorney. Howard P. Okie. Mrs. Brenneman told the court she has worked for a living ever I since the day of her marriage. At present. Mrs. Brenneman declares. I she is working twelve hours a day J to support herself and child. Her | husband has never supported her, she I declares, and he even insisted, she j avers, on her going to work when she was suffering from influenza. When her husband paid the rent, the wife declares, he got the money from her to pay it, and just paid it in time to avoid eviction. One of | the affidavits, sworn to by a sister of Mrs. Brenneman, describes an al leged assault by Brenneman on his wife. The other sets out alleged facts I regarding his personal behavior, and I are not at all complimentary. ! present inadequate, and he hinted j that freight congestion at the j Pittsburgh district, described as the I neck of a bottle, and at the sea ! ports would have to be eliminated so as to afford a greater outlet for I production- He had no kind w-ords ' for cold storage as a subject. The j dams must be removed, he annoUnc i ed, to release the waters within so they might fructify the world. Ignorance Delay* ProKiraa, The difficulty in getting some mind3 adjusted to the new status of the world is due, according to J the President, "to downright ig norance." And at this point he fig uratively patted the shoulders of both Senators from Minnesota. Nel son and Kellogg, by saying neither was affiliated with this difficulty. It ; was the first time during the trip | that he paid tribute to any Repub lican Senaors. The Presiden's words today are expected to be welcomed by those persons wishing the "Democratiza tion of industry." No misconstruc tion can be placed on "his remarks and his prediction that labor must be regarded as a partner, as. an as sociation, and not a commodity Is one that reveals largely the hand he will take in the forthcoming labor and capital conference. "Any man with open eyes can -see the facts coming In serried ranks," he said, "coming in overwhelming power, not to be resisted by the United States or any other nation. The facts are marching and God is marching with them, and you can not resist them. GEN. PERSHING'S HORSE IS DENIED PLACE IN REVIEW OONTl^OHD FROM PAGE ONt dwell on how Gen. Lee rode "Trav eler" out among the men when he ; told them good-bye after Appo- j mattox. The average American soldier of j the recent war, if he has a mental j picture of his commander at all, i remembers him riding the sorrel horse "Kidron." Naturally, they wanted to-see him that way when he comes to Washington. 1 The regulations are that every | | horse must be quarantined for thirty days before and 120 days I i after leaving France. "Kidron" i underwent his French quarantine experience at Seurge, and was J shipped from Bordeaux on the I transport Kentuckian August 16. I If "Kildron" were released from | quarantine, he would probably visit j I scores of cities throughout the coun- j | try, and if he had a disease, might! 1 spread it beyond all reasonable pos | sibillty of eradication. For these rea sons. the Department of Agriculture , \ thought It wise not to create any sort j ' of favored status for him. I This Is not the first time such a sit ' uation has occurred. When Gen. 1 I Leonard Wood was ready to return : from the Philippines he had two 1 horses that he very much desired to I keep with him. The Department ?( j Agriculture insisted that safety dc- | I manded their detention. President ! Roosevelt took a personal interest in ! the matter, but the horses did not ! come in. j j There will be multiplied thousands of wellwishers for "Kidron" in quar- I | antine. In all probability he will not | develop any disease, but will live a i long, comfortable and easy life.' War horses seem to have a habit of doing that. "Cincinnati" kicked up his heels I in one of ihe best pastures around i Washington all the time Grant was in I the White House. -Traveler" fol | lowed I^ee to the grave. Mead's I "BaWy" was still alive after the bat | tlcfleld of Gettysburg was marked and i mapped. ! Stonewall Jackson's raw-boned sor ! rel, captured from the Federals and I ridden by Jackson in every battle until , his death at Chancellorsville. twenty years after the war was exhibited in 1 a fair at Hagerstown. Md.. and his ! mane and tail were cut ofT by souvenir | seekers. Charges Wile Loved Sailor, Neglected Baby Richard M. Pettey, an employe o\ I the War Department, in his petition ! to regain the custody of his IS-months i old son. Louis E. Pettey. filed yester I day in the District Supreme Court, j makes a long list of charges of bru tality against his wife. Mrs. Meissa i Pettey. and offers four affidavits in j support of the charges. Ever since the birth of the child. ' Pettey told the court, he has had the ' responsibility and care of him. His | wife, he charges, failed to display j even ordinary affection for the child. ' frequently letting him "holler his head off." When Pettey remonstrat j ed with her for her neglect of the ' baby, the petition alleges, his wife told ! him she could not bother with the ?child for she was in love with a | sailor. ACROSS THE SALT SEAS. i London. Sept. 9. ? Viscount Grey. new Ambassador to the United States. ; to make first American speech to Pil grims" Club In New York. Paris. Sept. 9.-Bolshevik) wireless says Keds are angered by Wilson's ! criticism of l*nine in Kansas City speech. I Paris, Sept. 9 ? Bn*. Gen. Harts es caped trial by court-martial In con nection with alleged prison brutali ties because, of his excessive duties. I Col. B. W. Winship tells Congres sional investigating committee. Vienna. Sept. 9.-American capital plans to convert city Into huge com bination Coney Island-Monte Carlo Budapest. Sept. 9.-City faces starv ation because of Roumanian depre dations. . Glasgow. Sept. 9. - G. N. Stuart - Bunning tells Trade Union Congres'. j Russian war is unpopular with the workers. | Paris. Sept. 9.-Col. Blanton kin ship denies French asked rent for trench ground. j Loridon. Sept. 9. ? Bolsheviki wjre less says Kolchak asks Japanese aid. i Paris. Sept. 9.?Joseph Caillaux, for j mer premier, charged with disloy I alty, said to be near "veiled dis | charge." F*l?? Arre*t Charged. I Charles M. 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