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BELIEVE BABY'S BODY IS NEAR
WHERE MOTHER'S WAS FOUND
..Murphysboro, III., Nov. 13. That
the body of a 15-months-old baby
may be found in the Big Muddy river
eight miles from here, near the spot
where the body of a comely woman,
weighted by a heavy rock, wired to
the neck, was found late yesterday
was the opinion held today by coun
ty authorities in charge of the inves
tigation into the woman's identity
and the -manner of her death. Cor
oner Travelstead ordered the river
The investigation veered today
when it was pointed out that Mrs.
Ethel Reeves McDanlel disappeared
from the home of Richard Lindsay,
a farmer, where she had been living
apart from her husband, taking her
15-months-old child. A note pur
porting to have been written by Mrs.
McDaniel told Mrs. Lindsay not to
worry about her. Mrs. McDaniel
was 23 years old and the description
of the dead woman is declared to
Members of the McDaniel family
declared the home life of McDaniel
and his wife had been happy until
she became interested in the meeting
of a sect known as Holy Rollers,
near Murphysboro. McDaniel ob
jected, they said, and Mrs. McDaniel
left home with her child. They de
clared she later was seen frequently
riding ina rubber-tired buggy with
a man who attended the meetings.
The body, which showed evidence
that the woman had been in a deli
cate condition and subjected to an
illegal operation probably will be ex
humed in order that McDaniel and
his family might view it.
A letter posted in Murphysboro
was the only word received from Mrs.
McDaniel following her disappear-
MUNICIPAL LAUNDRY COMING
A municipal laundry, where, for
two or three cents, a person can use
tubs, wringer, hot and cold water
and a drying room to clean their
clothes, will be seen in Chicago with
in a few days.
The first one will be installed in a
public bath house and the second will
probably be in the new municipal
lodging house, where the citizen can
wash his clothes and hang them in a
steam-heated room to dry out while
SANITARY DISTRICT BIDDING
City Comptroller John Traeger
asked the finance committee of the
council this morning to investigate a
report that the Sanitary District had
contracted to supply the Santa Fe
Railroad with water.
"I understand that the contract
price is $530," said Traeger. "The
amount is, not to exceed 53,000,000
gallons. The city charges 7 cents
per 1,000 gallons, and instead of $530
we receive $3,710. At present I un
derstand the city has a monopoly on
the water supply. If this is proved
untrue, every railroad located near
the drainage canal will be soon con
tracting with the Sanitary District
for their water supply and the city
would lose a large amount of money
With two municipalities bidding
against each other, private corpora
tions in or near this town will be
able to reduce their expenses.
GERMANY NOT CUT OFF FROM
COMMERCIAL WORLD '
Washington, Nov. 13. Germany
is not cut off from the commercial
world, Consult Seltzer of Breslau to
day reported to the state department.
Transportation is practical and
possible, he said, through the ports
of neighboring neutral countries of
Denmark and The Netherlands. Al
though they are perhaps reduced in
volume of output owing partly to
their interruption and party to great
domestic consumption, he said, it
would be a grave error to consider,
German industries paralyzed.
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