but that organization made no pro
vision to fulfill its written covenant
to hold the defendants harmless by
payment of judgment The hatters'
union" could easily have fulfilled its
contract with the -defendants."
INDIANAPOLIS FREIGHT MEN
STRIKE MAY SPREAD
Indianapolis, nd., Jan. 27. Clerks
and freight handlers of the Big Four
went on strike here early today, their
only demand being the right to or
ganize. Organizers said that by noon 300
men will be out, but thjs was denied
by officials of the road, who said the
strike would affect only about 18
Organizers said the strike probably
will spread to the entire system,
affecting 3,500 men and that it would
tie up the freight department, but
would not affect passenger service.
CONTEMPLATE JOINT NOTE
FROM ALLIES TO U. S. -
London, Jan. 27. Joint note sign
ed by all the allies, answering latest
protests from United States and
Sweden and setting forth allies posi
tion toward neutral trade for period
of war, is in contemplation, it was
English press today unanimously
applauded plain intimation from gov
ernment that it intends to deal firmly
with United States in answering the
latest protest against British trade
FRANZ JOSEF STRICKEN LON
DON FEARS ZEPPELINS
Rome. Reports received by diplo
mats said that Emperor Franz Josef
of Austria suffered two strokes of
apoplexy and condition is criticaL
Berlin. Kaiser Wilhelm celebrated
57th birthday in field with troops.
Chancellor Von Bethmann Bollweg,
who left Berlin late last night, en-
route to army headquarters to join
London. Raids by Zeppelins and
new giant Fokker aeroplanes are ex
pected by London authorities in near'
future, Municipal authorities served
notice that London is better prepared
to meet attacks from sky than it was
several months ago when Zeppelins
visited city and made their escape un
Berlin 20,000 British troops de
fending Arabian seaport of Aden
under heavy attack by combined
Arab and Turkish forces.
BOY BANDITS SKIP. AFTER GET
TING 115,000 AT BANK
Five "baby bandits" made a haul
of $12,000 to $15,000 in a daylight
robbery of the Washington Park Na
tional bank today and got away
The robbery was the most amazing
in Chicago's recent astounding list of
While a bank was full of patrons,
and in broad daylight, four youths,
all about 18, entered, drew guns,
forced the patrons and bank em
ployes to hold up hands, compelled a
teller to pass over $12,000 to $15,000
in bills and were gone.
The only reason that the bandits
did not get more was that the fellow
carrying the swag could not hold any
more in his arm $15,000 in bills
makes quite a bundle.
White three stuck guns in the faces
of those in the bank, a fourth got the
boodle and a fifth waited acrpss the
Btreet with a new Ford auto all ready
for a run. .There was no license num
ber on the auto, only a sign "License
Once in the car the robbers beat it
to Washington park, 50 miles an
The president of the bank, H. W.
Mahan, said the bank was fully pro
tected by insurance; Garland "Jake"
Stahl, famous baseball player was
vice president Raymond Lasses was
teller of the cage which was robbed.
Municipal Judge Frye was among
-hthose forced4o hold ur their hands.
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