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CELESTE YOUKERS TO TAKE
STAND TO SAVE LETTERS
Courtroom, Waukegan, June 21.
Celeste Youkers, who has become
familiarly known as the "woman in
the case" in the Orpet-Lambert tra
gedy, is expected to take the. stand
today and testify relative tT the
"understood" engagement that ex
isted between herself and Will Orpet
It is thought she will do this to save
having made public her letters to the
Yesterday a legal fight was waged
over another series of letters, those
Orpet wrote to Marion Lambert dur
ing the time he is alleged to have
been making love to Celeste Youkers.
The state has tried very hard to have
the letters of Orpet to Marion read
before the jury. The defense has
fought this at every step of the read.
Judge Donnelly threw light on the
reason the defense doesn't want the
"It is plain from these letters,"
said Judge Donnelly, "that Will Or
pet started out deliberately and sys
tematically to ruin this young girl.
This is damning evidence with a jury
and with the average run of folks.
It is a fact which, with the jury,
might overbalance the direct issues
of the case. If it is possible to do
so legally I will exclude the letters
from the evidence. However, I should
like time to consider the mater. I
shall reserve my decision."
Victor Barnett, newspaperman of
Madison, testified yesterday of the
alibi story Orpet told him after the
discovery of Marion's body. Later,
when Barnett told Orpet that the po
lice were coming for him, Barnett al
leges the boy make this significant
"What if a man had been seen in
Lake Forest understand, I am not
the man by a person who claimed
to recognize him at the same time
that he had been seen in Madison
by some one who knew him and
could testify to the fact, which story
would the jury believe 7"
Paris. Following explosion of
two mines, Germans last night at
tacked French trenches on Hill 108,
south of Berry-au-Bac, in the region
of Rheims. Attack checked.
On both banks of Meuse artillery
was active during night, but there
was no important infantry gain
London. Athens correspondent of
Central News cabled today that the
Greek cabinet has resigned under
pressure of allies, but that official an
nouncement is being withheld.
Berlin. Russian forces which
crossed river Styr west of Kolki have
been driven back across river, Ger
mans taking 1,000 prisoners.
London. Six German division
120,000 men have been hurried'
eastward to check Russian offensive
bearing down upon Lemberg, Geneva
dispatches reported today.
MOOSE PARTY OUT IN KANSAS
Topeka, Kan., June 21. Progres
sive party is no more in Kansas. Fol
lowing conference between William
Allen White, national committeeman,
and U. S. Sartin, state chairman,
presidential electors were withdrawn
from nomination records in sec'y of
state's office. White and Sartin in
dicated they would support Hughes.
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PAPER WORKERS STRIKE
Kalamazoo, Mich., June 21 .--Nearly
400 employes of Monarch Paper
Co. here went on strike today when
their demands for union recognition
by company were flatly refused. Be
lieved strike will spread to several
other mills where officials have re
fused to treat with union organiza
tion. o o
Washington. Pres. Wilson today
interpreted suffrage plank in Demo
cratic platform as being approval of
suffrage movement, but as recom
mending that it should have its in
, ception in individual states.