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LATEST CRIME FOILS I SEEKERS OF MOTIVE * lUsason Rich. Ex-Ward Boss r Should Join in Mail Robbery Still Mystifies. " ! SUSPECT DESIRE FOR THRILL * * Jimmy Murphy. Held by Police, Reputed Millionaire Bootlegger. Pt Consolidated Press. CHICAGO, .(line IS.—Just why a nan who has run a shoestring up to terj million dollars by the compara tively safe business of bootlegging shOuld risk freedom to enjoy his n*jv found wealth by participation in "a spectacular train robbery, where the potential loot—which must he split many ways—was only a couple of paltry millions, is the question i that is stirring Chicago today. Was it desire for a new “thrill,* that peculiar mania which led the Leopold and larelr boys to slay young Hubert Franks “for the experience"— was it merely a reversion to type — or fW ha t Jolt for Alienists. ff there are any alienists not busy on - the Leopoid-Lueb ease they nusht turn their attention with in terest. if not with profit, to the j peculiar ease of • Jimmy” Murray. Back in the old daj s, Jimmy Mur r.;£ was a ward politician in the “bloody nineteenth.” Chicago's one time famous ballot battleground, v lyre kidnaping* and killings were the order on election day. Murray was known as a henchman of Aider man John Powers, veteran of the t'lm ago council. He was a rough neck among roughnecks. Then along came prohibition, which , according to tU>y police, gave Jimmy j hiss big ehanee. He played the boot legging game on a small scale, they saV. until he had amassed enough to but in one of Chicago's defunct breweries for a song. Then he ac quired another —and another —until the string became ten. The ten. it is al leg* d. have n> tied him something! like a million .pi ce That put Jimmy Murray right up 1 at ’the top in the nation's new arts- : tofjracy—the millionaire bootleggers ; <le luxe. .loins in llnring Holdup. And then along comes the daring holdup of a mail train at Koundout. ; III.; in which the bandits hurl gas i bombs and get away with some two or three millions in loot. One J. H. Wayne is found in a hos- j pital. suffering from a bullet wound. | Wifvne. if the police are to he be lieved. was a member of the bandit | -ang. and was shot in an alterca- i Unit with the gang leader, who was none other than Jimmy Murray. ih any event, after n long session with Wayne, the police raided a north side hangout—and there they "and Millionaire J’inniy Murray, hid- i ing under a bed. He was arrested as , v.-efe two other men and a woman found in the place with him. T-hev catalogued Jimmy Murray as, ihe brains the gang. But they have not come forward with a very j satisfactory explanation of what ; made him go in for train banditry Their only . xplanation is that Jimmy • is "different ” His tastes are queer. , Invests in **innnier Koines. Instead of going in for gold door : knob* and similar fancy domestic trappings, as some of Chicago's boot legger kings have d >ne. Murray, they ay, prefers isolated summer homes. , He has al b ast two of these- -one in Michigan and one in northern Wis consin. Also, they say, he has retain- i ed a hankering for the "old days.", Another explanation of Jimmy Murray's arrest, which does not in- j volve him as a member of the train , bandit gang, is that he called on j Wayne at the hospital to see that * I V Summer Aids ', i Black Kid 'Hahn A S~\ pf f,L ||= Special" V OtT) Shoes for Women \\ ® S’ *\ mW f 0 Conservative \ riFF" - n'T !r7f i L f^ , ' imgsS!ll3 fe^™ P ,SS' J White wl,l iifili fl lit HI / Kidskin Cr-L^xS\,' il !l Kid I>atli.r I I IS CC Q 4 \ jPS lljl j || | lil 1 Rcignskin ||| 'a Patent" ■Wllpi.l I Hill J : c SSir j (j | jijj jl White Kid II While i\:G j / Oxfotds Leather II I .eat her || L ' ®\V At Onlv || jiii IB I | White Kic . M Reignskm Patent W Iff M $5 95 y I nil I ill I “s* IStit # Wayne was taken care of. without too many questions being asked, be cause Wayne—far from being a train . bandit—was a member of his rum running organization, and had been ‘ shot "in line of duty." Meanwhile, Jimmy Murray Is sitting tight and saying nothing. That's a , way these millionaire bootleggers ' have when they get into trouble. And It has worked out pretty well in other cases where, after the hue and cry had died down, the wealthy ones found liberty to spend their now for tunes. SCORES HORN GLASSES. Are Atrocity. Declares British Eye Expert. HON HON, June IS.—Clement Jef fery. an eminent eye diagnostician, does not like the vogue which is fast gaining ground here of wearing horn-rimmed spectacles. Hectoring on "the nation's eyes," in bondon re cently, he said that the wearing of horn-rimmed spectacles by adults was an atrocity. Mr. Jeffery added that the chief cause of myopia was not near work, as is generally supposed, hut mental strain. If all lessons could be made interesting and teachers and parents were paragons of love and patience, then myopia would be wiped out ot the nation's defects. Send Supplies for Maughan. SALT LAKE CITY. June 18.—Army air service officials yesterday dis patched a motor truck to Salduro. I'tah, 131 miles south of here on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, with supplies for the plane of Lieut. Rus sell Maughan. L*. S. A., who next Thursday is to attempt a one-day dawn-to-'dust flight from the At i lantic to the Pacific ocean. Salduro is j one of the few slops he plans to ; ; make. There's inspiration and profit in the habit of reading Star Want Ads. STUDEBAKER Just Drive It; That’s All r and Here you will find a most com plete selection. In terwoven Hose in all colors, all sizes i —regular and extra. 40c to $2 ■ TheHechtCo. 7th at F THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C„ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1924. PRESS RELIEF WORK FOR FLOOD VICTIMS Local Subscriptions in Tennessee Taken to Help Homeless Families. By the Associated Press. JOHNSON CITY. Tenn., June 18. — Systematic relief work, repair and rebuilding are occupying the citizens of Carter County, where Friday's cloudbursts took a toll of a dozen lives, rendered nearly one hundred homeless and destroyed property to the value of about 81.000.000. At Elizabethton committees are canvassing the city in an effort to raise a fund of $5,000 at home for im mediate relief, following a survey in which the exact number of houses destroyed has been listed, names and number of the homeless secured, ami lists made of those whose homes and crops were destroyed. m * : hm Be Ready With One Question The one sensible question to ask when you have to buy a new battery is; “What will it cost me?” Not “What’s j the price?” but “What will it cost me?” The cost of your battery before you get through with it—or. before it gets through with you —depends on three things: (1) The price. (2) How long it lasts. (3) What you have to pay for repairs to keep it on the job. Even in the years when Exidc sold at a higher price, it was recognized by experienced drivers as the most eco nomical because of its very long service and its freedom from repairs. Now. with the low first cost am 4 the quality as high as ever, an Exide Battery is an economy that no automobile owner can afford to ignore. THE ELECTRIC STORAGE BATTERY CO- PHILADELPHIA EXIDE SERVICE STATION FACTORY BRANCH 1823-33 L Street Phone Franklin 6600 Exibe BATTERIES Neighboring families are housing those whose homes were destroyed, and in one sparsely settled section difficult to reach fifteen persons were found sleeping in a singly room. The Red Cross has sent a number of tents, expected to arrive in a few days. There Is no pressing need for food and only slight call for clothing, the principal problems being housing and rebuilding. A telegraph line has been connected through the area to Mountain City, and telephone wires are expected to be operating in a few days. Rail road trains ,may be able to pass through this) week. One train, bot tled up by the flood, is operating be tween Mountain' City and Fish Springs; another schedule is main tained between Bristol and Kiiza bethton. RE O Dual Vooi Control — Have you tried it* THE TREW MOTOR CO. MISSING MAN SUICIDE ON MOTHER’S GRAVE Brother Identifies Body of Charles H. Zirkle. for WhomJSearch Continued Week. B» the Awoelited Press. ROANOKE. Va.. June 18.—The body of Charles H. Zirkle, missing since SkctecttfouMcjjf! Do Not Accept Imitations and Substitutes Ask for and Get HORLICK’S who originated and named the product MALTED MILK Used by thousands for nearly 40 years Rich milk, malted grain, in powder A Healthful Food-Drink for All Ages, form. For infants, invalids and grow- Agrees with the weakest digestion, ing children. Pure nutrition, upbuild- Keep it on your sideboard at home, ing the whole body. Sustains nursing A quick lunch prepared in a minute, mothers, convalescents, and the aged. Excellent for travelers. Wo cooking. 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After the coroner arrived a receipt bearing: the name of C. H. Zlrkle was found in his coat pocket. The body, for which searching par- | ties have been hunting for a week. | was located by W. A. Dyer of Cave FOR SALE—NEW HOMES Sample House M \'o\ NO 370 Z • ” \~^\ Q U£BEC ST Y^\ Sample House \ . \ m sew - ■ L - 1 k \^s\ ki \ *~- \ ki : \vA \v\ £ —~* T£/? ry. w V-.. Go out Connecticut Avenue to Porter Street, then turn to your left and go to 34th Street and inspect the new semi-detached brick houses designated by our signs. Prices From $12,500.00 to 514,500.00 Salesmen on Premises Daily from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. or phone us and we will take you out. Wm. H. Saunders Co., Inc. EXCLUSIVE AGENTS 1433 K Street N.W. Main 1016-1017 (Springs, who was plowing In a near by field. Zlrkle leav.es a widow, one I daughter and a son. He was be tween forty and fifty years old.