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pursuing the Dresden. With the fast
cruisers at the command of the Brit
ish naval leader the capture or sink
ing of the German vessel is consid
ered a certainty.
TOWNS FIGHT FOR "HONORS"
IN HANGING JOBS
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 11. A con
flict in dates which would have di
vided th'e crowds today' caused the
postponement by the -Lake Cormor
ant committee of the proposed hang
ing of the two negroes scheduled for
The negroes, Essex Marks, 30, and
William Robinson, 28, according to
telegraphic communications from
Lake Cormorant, Miss., confessed to
a brutal assault on Lawless Dean,
prominent citizen of that1 place, and
were sentenced to be hanged. Plans
were made for a public execution, the
'negroes to be executed from a tree in
a natural amphitheater.
These were set aside, however, and
the date postponed when it was
learned that excursions were to be
run to Starkville, Miss., from the sur
rounding country to carry a crowd of
10,000 scheduled to fill an arena there
to witness the execution of two
Starkville negroes. Starkville has
assumed gala garb for the occasion.
Carnival restaurants and sideshows
had sprung up in preparation for the
crowd. The Lake Cormorant com
mittee yesterday promised to "put
' Starkville in the shade" with its exe
cutions and set about advertising the
hangings in order to outdo the neigh
boring town in the number of visitors
MRS. FLAVELLE, SHOT IN ITALY.
DIES IN CHICAGD
Mary E. Flavelle, Chicago social
worker, died today as the result of
pistol wounds received when she was
attacked and robbed in a railroad
train between Florence and Assisi,
Italy, on May 21, 1914. Her relatives
here announced that through the
'fite dertmenUt Wasliuigjjey
would demand prosecution of Pietro
Rossi, Italiaa student, arrested for
the attack and supposed to be still
in the custody of Italian authorities.
The attack upon Mrs. Flavelle fur
nished an-international mystery. She
was found unconsci6us on the floor
of her train compartment, a pistol
wound in her Head. She was identi
fied several hours later and a month
later had recovered sufficiently to re
turn to the United States. Dispatches
received here said that Rossi has com
Tiffin, O., Dec. 11. Scene 1 Dep
uty serving subpoena on John Shuey
to appear in probate court.
Scene 2 Snuey enroute to court.
Encounters strange animal which
prQves on investigation to pe
Scene 3 Shuey phones judge,
who insists he appear ANYWAY.
Scene 4 Probate courtroom being
conducted with due decorum.
E-x-i-t decorum and spectators.
Scene 5 Shuey and judge remain
in courtroom. Judge adjourns court
FOR A WEEK.
Scene 6 (Shuey's home) Shuey
buries clothes in back yard and
vows "NEVER AGAIN."
CHICAGO GRAIN. Wheat, corn
and oats advanced. Provisions easy.
Partly cloudy tonight and Satur
day; possibly light snow.flurries; not
much change in temperature; lowest
tonight about 26; gentle, variable
winds. Temperature Thursday: High
est, 32; lowest, 23.
Entered as second-cjass matter April
21, 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago,
III., under the Act of March 3, 1879.