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200 Searchers Hunt Woods
During Night Without*
River Dragged From Early
Morning Today Body
Found This Afternoon.
The body of Russell Coulter, 3
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
C. Coulter, of Mallory, was found
shortly before o'clock this aft
ernoon in the Red Lake river at a
point half a mile below the Coul
ter farm. It was found on a sand
bar under two feet of watet by
George Franklin and J. C. Sher
Dynamiters had gone down the
river previously, exploding charg
es at frequent intervals, and Mr.
Franklin and Mr. Sherlock follow
ed them in a row boat for the pur
pose of dragging the river and
bringing up dislodged snags, etc.,
in the hope of finding the body.
The dynamite evidently dislodg
ed the body and it floated onto
the sand bar.
The boy disappeared at' 5
a'clock yesterday afternoon while
playing in the back yard with his
tWo brothers. Neighbors and
friends spent the entire night
1 searching J&e wooda^jpd
Belds^tmilfft^eitild rioffind $ra.
At daylight a systematic .starcfiT,
of the river, began..
This is the second son Mr. and
,Mrs. Coulter have»lost by drown
in.)?. Another boy was drowned
vears ago. ,,
President John Lee Coulter, of
the North Dakota Agricultural
college, brother of Mr. Coulter,
arrived at the farm today and
joined the search for the missing
Was Baby of Family.
Russell Coulter was the baby of
the family. He would have been
threp years old in December. Sur
viving him are his mother and fa
ther and ten brothers and sisters,
rfhey,' are Earl of Oklahoma City,
Okla. Mrs. E. Lealos of Bemidjl
John Coulter, who is at home Alice
Coulter, a student at the Moorhead
Normal school James and Lee Coul
ter who. live at home and attend the
Grand Forks higrh school Ronald
Coulter, a pufiil at the Junior high
Sandy. A few minutes later a
19- ,r.
Betrothal Of
'school in Grand Porks and Katherine, terminlng the amount or such invest
Gene and Sandy Coulter.
Funeral arrangements, have not
yet been made pending the arrival of
the Polk county coroner.
Was Playing Neer. House.
The last that Mr. Coulter saw of
child was when he went into
were searched before Mr. Coulter be
came thoroughly alarmed and noti
fied neighbors who aided in the
209 Searonera.
Some 200 persons' spent several
hours during the night searching thd
80-acre farm land enclosed on three
Bides by a- woven wire fence and
bounded on the fourth side by the
river byt no trace of ,the ch
be found
The other
Coulter boy to
years old when he went
•the river and was drowned
ago. His body was recovered three
days after the tragedy.
Manila*. P. J., Sept. 19.— (By
The Asaociatedt Press.)—Serious
damage Is believed to have re
sulted from a typjioor, which baa
swept over the Philippines for the'
last S« hours. Two small coast
wise vessel* were sunk In Manila
ces* Hermine von Schoenalch-Carolath
was officially anouncett at 11 o'eloelc
at his castle at Doom In the presence
of former Crown Prince Frederick
and Prince August. Wllhelm the
fourth son. acording to the Exchange
Telegraph's Amsterdam correspon-
Mlnaeapt# Fair tonight and
Thursday wanner tonlg^t and ln
south and' extreme east portions
anil ^on
Flr tonl«ht
wanmer ln east
Wnlnttf oool
lon Itinrsday.
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Seek to Restrain State From
Collecting Special Ex
cise Tax.
Fargo, N. D., Sept. 20.—An action
in equity against the state of North
Dakota through certain state, officers
has been filed in the federal district
court here by attorneys acting for
James C. Davis, director general of
railroads and each of the lines op
erating in the state, seeking a' per
manent restraining order from the
court to prevent the collection of the
special excise tax levied under the
law. enacted by the North Dakota leg
islature in 1919, against each of the
railroad organizations.
Dakota's'. ^aH^rayg ."have notified Tax
flle suit against the "collec-
tioft,*,of the state excise tax, levied
agatn&t them for four yeara, and the
collection of which the 'roadd have
twice resisted^ successfully in the
The tax irhich the railway com
panies ate resisting, is known as the
capital stock:tax or the excise tax, .is
assessed under the provisions of
chapter 222 .'of' the sessions laws of
1919, being t!he first law in* the his
tory of the state imposing a capital
stock tax. The tax is imposed at
the rate of 60 cents for each one
thousand dollars of the fair value of
the. capital stock and bonds of the
corporation, Including in the valua
tion the value of the surplus and
undivided profits. The statute pro
vides for an exemption of ten thou
sand dollars.. This tax is applied both
to, corporations organized within the
state and those organized under the
laws of other states but transacting
business in this state.
The law provides that in case of a
corporation1 engaged in business part
ly within this state and partly with
out the state, the tax shall be assess-,
ed upon the capital actually invested
in the transaction of business in this
state, and prescribes a method of de-
entered thte house and said tbat Rus- bears to the total mileage of thi
.sell was missing. several roads. The railroads resisted
Search near the river was not! this method of apportionment upon
started at once as the boy had never the ground that the ralroad mileage,
been known to venture near the wa-
Washington, Sept. N.—A reso
lution providing fot sine die ad
journment or congress on Fri
day at 2 p. m. was passed today
by the bouse and sent to the feen^
Railroads in State File Ac
tion in Equity Against N.
D. In Tax Case.
ment which should be apportioned to
this state. The railroads have always
resisted the capital stock tax upon
the contention that the apportion
ment had not been legally made.
When the assessment was first m^de, 11"6 Argonaut.
'the apportionment in the case of
house shortly before 5 o'clock and railroad properties was madv upon
saw Russell playing with Gene and
ratio which the mileage within
the state of the several railroads
ter. Instead other parts of the farm amount of investment within the
... state, for the' reason that a much
larger sum per mile is invested. in
n®t an accurate index of the
some of the other states, the moun-
tain states, for instance. The point
made by the rallroaa was not that
mileage was not the basis of appor
tionment prescribed by the legisla
ture, but that tbe legislature exceeded
its power in prescribing an arbitrary
of app
roads were successful in the federal
the river was Harold who was 13 courts In enjoining the collection of today by Mrs. Lola
swimming up the tax levied.upon the mileage basis! coroner, to view the ill
made upon a basis of the ratio which
within and without the state. The
railroads, likeWise, contested the
validity of thife basis of apportion-j
ment, taking the position that the
statute having^ 'prescribed the mile- I
age, basis 'of apportionment, it vivas
not lawful to. asfeesi the tax upon any
other basis even though the mileage
basis warf unlawful. In outer words,
th« railroads contended and were up
held- by the. federal courts in their
contention, that there waa no au-
n. and
thorlty in ^he' statute for the use of
thf property basis of apportionment.
Kaiiw la Anrninnrwl The deolslon. of the supreme court
.. was rertdered dn January of the pres
London, Sept. 30.—Tne betrothal of ent year. ..'The tax commiMioner pro
the former BmJeror Wllhelm to Prln- ceeded to assess the tax lor the third
Bess Hermlne von Schoynalch-Carolath time, this time, using as .a basis oif*
apportionment the ratio, which the
buslneas of the several railroad eom
panles itrlthlri the ata$e bears to their
tolal business within and without the
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Vote Is 258 To 54 Bonus
Bill Is Laid Before Senate
Which Had Been Debating
Question Before Presenta
Washington, Sept. 20.—The
house passed the soldiers' bonus
bill today over President Hard
ing's veto.
The vote was 258 to 54, or 50
more than the necessary two
thirds majority.
The bill -was laid before the
senate shortly after 2 o'clock and
the president's veto message read
to the senate, which already had
been debating the questioii for
more than an hour.
Bodies of Unfortunate Men
Being Brought to thf
Jackson, Cal-i 'Sept: 20.*—(By the
Associated Press.)—While a mine
rescue crew continued to bring to
the. surface bodies of victims of the,
Argonaut mine disaster, the west to
day had turned its attention to re
lieving the plight of families and .de
pendents of the 47 men who died aft
er being imprisoned by fire far" down
in the gold workings.
Compensation checks and funds
realized from prize fight and theater
benefit performances already are be
ginning to pour in..
Superintendent 'W. M. Mullen of
the clams department of the Cali
fornia Compensation Insurance fund,
has sent checks to ten of the stricken
families. He announced that 18
families would receive checks month
ly ranging, from $69 to 083 for a_ pe
rlqd of 240 weeks.
Raising Funds.
A. ringside collection at a boxing
exhibition in Vernon, Cal.. last night
netted $600. Wprd was received that
President McCarthy of the Pacific
Coast Baseball league, was consider
ing an all-star baseball contest for
the benefit of the Jiackson women and
children. Benefit shows are to be
staged in several California cities, in
cluding Los Angeles and San Fran
Thirty-eight bodies still remained
early today on the 4,360 foot level of
Identification is pos
sible only by means of scars, teeth
and other personal characteristics.
Rescue officials expressed the hope
that all bodies would be out tomor
on,v bv
(By The Associated Press.
Jackson, Cal., Sept. 20.—Bodies of
miners entombed 22 days by a fire In
the Argonaut gold mine, were brought
to the surface Tuesday. The United
tne method bf apportionment, which did .r
lid could not accurately reflect the true appor- poisonous gases will continue until all
I tionment of Investment. The rail- have been recovered.
coroner's Jury wiy be sworn in
irned six- years apportionment. An inquest probably. toil! be held
A ihrl! Was Assessed Second Time. Th^sdaV- It is not expected the re.
Bureau of Mines crew wrap-
the, bodies in canvas where they
were found Monday night in the 4
carried them through the Kennedy
mine adjoining.
Five ibodies were taken out during
'th^ afternoon. Three of them were
Identified. The work of bringing out
the 47 victims of the fire and the
The capital stock tax was again "Pon^bility for the disaster will be
assessed, and the apportionment' was
the"propertjr of"he
"corporation with- the.underground workings they were
tionment Which the railroad* are' now qn the University of Michigan. 1920
challenging. The assapsment last football team, probably will be out of
made is based upon the following the game for .the entire season, it was
provision-of the statute: "•••In the announced today." An X-ray of his
corporation In
of a
without the. state,, investment within Injuries kept.bank out'.of tha ]lna
Potter the
After the bodies were brought from
Argonaut property, a mile from the
Kennedy shaft and placed in coffins.
Persons without passes or business
the Kennedy mine were ke:pt oft the
iroperty and there was no demonstra
ion when the rescue crews appeared
.t the collar of the Kennedy shaft with
he bodied. Red Cross workers re
ained at the homes of the widows
nd orphans- of the victims, leaking
[arrangements for their immediate care
and. funerals.
Four more bodies of Argonaut mine
victims were brought to the surface
fast night, making tbe total. number
brought up, nine.
Mpchigui "U" Qoarttf
Out 0{ Game Injured
Ann Arbor, Mich.. Sept. 40.
state., It is .thls*ipethod of appor- dlore Bank of Cleveland, quarterback
wuiibvu v*
uainess partly wlthlii ajid partly: vealed a bone fracture.
the state shall beheld to' mean that! up
and I The Injury 'is a blow to Michigan,
injured In prketlce Saturday, re
,, during mojrt of 1921
proportion of Its ehtlta st6ck
bond Issue which'itsv business within although ytetlts, last year's quarter
ib^ck. and several other aspirants to
the state be^ps tdSts tbtal business b^ck, ail
within and without th|p state.***" the post are available.
7'RT 'J
Turkish Nationalist Assembly
At Angora Extend Dic
tatorship Of Mustapha
Kemal Pasha Authorized
To Continue War Until
Conditions Of Pact Are
London, Sept. 20.—(By the
Associated Press.)—On a sudden
call the cablnct ministers met in
formally at Downing street, at 5
o'clock this evening, a formal
council was called for 9 o'clock
this evening.
Constantinople, Sept. 20.—(By
the Associated Press.)—The
Turkish nationalist assembly at
Angora by an overwhelming ma
jority has extended tbe dictator
ship of Mustapha Kemal Pasha
and has authorized him to con
tinue the war untU all the con
ditions prescribed In the national
pact have been fully achieved.
To Call Peace Conference.
Paris, Sept. 20.—(iy tiie As
sociated Press.)—T.io Allied con
ferees on the Near Eastern situa
tion decided late today to -call a
peace conference of eight nations
Interested In as settlement to de
termine the terms of peace. This
conferenoe will meet probably:
within two or three weeks.
The conference, It was an
nounced, will consist of repre
sentatives of Great Britain,
Frtuice, Turkey, Italy, Greece.
Japan, Rumania and Jugo
French Troops Withdrawn.
London, Sept. 20.—(By the As
sociated Press.)—Official con
firmation received here today
from Constantinople stated that
the French had withdrawn their
troops from Cbanak and tbat the
Italians itifere apparently doing
the same thing. Thrf Bjttlsh
force "lfr*iwfaatoTBg ftWSte alVfHatf
(By The Associated Press.)
Constantinople, Sept. 20.-—Informa
tion that. Mustapha Kemal Pasha is
preparing to launch an attack for the
^possession of the Dardanelles jn spite
ef the exhortations of General Pelle,
French high commissioner, is caus
ing undisguised anxiety In allied mil
itary circles in the capital.
Tt is not improbable that such an
attack will be made before the end
of the present week, it is stated,, the
Turks taking advantage of the fact
that the British have not yet concen
trated their forces.
To Hold Straits.
The British are declared to be de
termined to hold the straits at. all
cost, regardless of how formidable
the -I^emalist forces may be, and re
gardless also of whether France and
Italy participate in the defense.
.One of the best evidences of the
British determination to resist the
Turks is the fact that many British
subjects, including the families of of
ficers are leaving the city, showing
that they believe the fighting immi
It is understood here that the
French cabinet warned the Angora
government of the inadvisabillty of
an assault on the neutral zone, but
the Nationalists are believed to have
replied the proposed attack is in the
nature of a defensive and protective
movement In view of Great Britain's
military preparations in support of
her alleged policy of depriving Tur
key of Thrace.
The Kemallsts are in dangerous
proximity to the neutral zone, and
a forward movement on their part
will meet' with stern opposition
the British. The British p6sitiou
would be greatly augmented
.military naval units promised from
England and the Dominion were at
Agreement Likely.
Paris, Sept. 20.—An agreement
between Great Britain and France on
the Near Eastern problem seemed
reasonably assured after a two' and a
half hour conversation between Pre
mier Poincare and Lord Curzon,
British foreign secretary, at the
French foreign office this afternoon.
The two ministers outlined to each
other at great length the views of
their governments and considerable
progress was' believed to have been
made toward an understanding. Lord
Curaon Is understood to have inform
ed- M. Poincare that Great Britain
would- insist upon the absolute free
dom of the Straits of the Dardanelles,
and would insure this freedom by the
presence of a large fleet.
The Britls^i foreign secretary, how
ever, is said to have intimated that
the British military effort in the Near
East would be confined to the navy
which gave rise to the impressions
that the British troops would soon be
withdrawn from Chanak.
Btemler Poincare Informed iJord
Curaon that the French pbllcy was
decidedly pacific, its chief aim be
ing to make peace os soon as possi
ble. He urged the Immediate calling
of a peace'.conference for a nnal. set
tlement on the basis of tne Turks re
maining on the Asiatic side of the
•traits pending the outcome of the
The two ministers were in agree
ment on the ri.ecesslty' or maintaining
the freedom of the .straits, although it
Is understood there may be sqme dif
ference of opinion as to the charac
ter of the control to be exercised.
Order Restored
Smyrna, Sept. 19.—Oraer has been
restored here after the horrors of the
conflagration and calm now prevails.
Colonel MadjieiBey has been appoint
ed Civil, fcovet-nor.
The Turks have begun clearing the
bodies from the ruins lert by the fire
and gathering up those that have
beeh lying In the streets.: ",
(Continued on page"*.)
Enactment Into Lstw is Ex
pected Within Few
"Washington, Sept. 20.—The admin
istration tariff bill was ready today
for President Harding who was ex
pected to complete its enactment into
lew within a few days.
Immediately after the adoption of
the confcronce report late yesterday
ty the senate. 43 to 28, the .bill
s«*nt on its way to be engrossed and
witn the completion of that work this
forenoon it was to be signed by
Speaker Gillette and Senator Cum
mins. Republican. Iowa, president pro
tcmporo ot' the senate.
Washington, Sept. 20.—Dye -em
bargo legislation virtually was killed
for this session of congress today by
the senate finance committee which
disapproved and refused to report, out
legislation proposing extension of the
dye licensing act for three months aft
er the tariff bill becomes law.
CLIMB 20,000
Famous Designer Patterns
Action of Motorless Air
plane From Hawk.
Cleveland. Ohi—A motorless i, air
plane, capable of climbing to ah
titude of 20,000 feet, is forecast by
Dr. George II. Madelung, designer
of the successful Hanover glider,
which, in a recent glider competition
in the Rhone valley, broke all records
by staying in the air for more than
three hours.
iDr. Madelung now is a member of
the designing staff of a local airplane
company. Describing the phenomen
al development of the machine, in
Germany, he explained its operation.
The machine-has a gliding angle
of sixteen to one. that is, in still air
it glides sixteen feet to every foot it
descends. It has a still air speed of
twenty miles an hour. If the wind
is twenty miles an hour, the glider
remains stationary, and if more than
that, it goes backwards, but if the air
current is upward, the glider ascen9s.
It is upon upward currents of air
that the glider places main depend
ence for keeping aloft for more than
brief period.
In sailing for a considerable dis
tance the glider pilot must know ap
proximately where he will encounter
upward currents. Plowed fields and
other open spaces where the heat of
the sun creates a considerable up cur
rent, are favorable places. It is for
this reason that the charting of ,the
a.ir currents has become necessary
for the commercial development of
the ^glider.
When the places along a certain
rtoute where air currents may be en
countered become known, flights of
hundrds of miles and ascents of more
than four miles may be accomplished.
Dr. Madelung said.
He pointed to the hawk and othfr
soaring birds as an illustration.- The
hawk will sail down to a field, whence
it will cycle in ascent, forced upward
by the rising air caused by the reflect
ed heat of the field. When it reached
a sufficient altitude it soars away, to
repeat the process miles away.
In this connection.' Dr. Madelung
commented, that the hawks and other
soaring birds do not fly at night,
stating that the reason is because all
air currents are downward at night.
Night flying is impossible with glid
ers for the same reason, Dr. Madelung
New Seaplane.
With the application of the prin
ciples discovered in gliding a new
type of airplane, far more efficient
and safe than the present types, will
result. Dr. Madelung believes. Dr.
Madelung's designs are being used
extensively in the construction here
of a new type of seaplane. It will
have a wing design similar to that of
the Hanover glider to be used by the
United States navy.
Dr. Madelung was assistant engi
Aldershoff. He was called to the
front as a pilot but was recalled to
neer before the war, in the German
Institute of. Aeronautical Research at
SaA Francisco, Sept. 20.—Seven
forest fires raging In three national
forests threatened California' with the
worst Are loss' in years, United States
forety servlcejofllclkle announced here
today. Already mbre than 50,900
acres have been bnmed oyer while all
fires were raging Unchecked last
FU ,*
Wife of Man Accused of Be
ing Father of Mrs. Tier
nan's Child to Testify.
South Bend. Ind.. Sept. 80.—Debate
over the admissibility of testimony of
Professor .John Tiernan regarding the
marital relations of himself and wife,
is expected to be resumed when hear
ings are taken up today in the 'case of
Mrs. Augusta Tiernan. wife of the
professor who charges Harry Poulin
with the paternity of her ten months
old child. Testimony of Mrs. Tiernan,
which was corroborated by her hus
band, was to the effect that the couple
had discontinued marital' relations
several months prior to thtf beginning
of the alleged affair between Mrs.
Tiernan and Poulin.
Began Arguments.
The argument between the contend
ing attorneys began yesterday when
Professor Tiernan was placed on the
stand and was being questioned re
garding that point. Defense counsel
raised the question as to just how far
a husband's testimony is admissable
in a case of the peculiar character of
the present one, and the debate was
still in progress when court was
adjourned for the day.
Yesterday's hearing which was
taken up for the most part with the
testimony of Mrs. Tiernan, was re
plete with sensational incidents. At
one point, when counsel for the de
fense hinted at the possibility of Mrs.
Tiernan.'s second child having a
father other than the professor, the
plaintiff arose from ^he. chair, ^nd
With, te^rs streaming dowiji her face,
"SWrjifked "In "a-^" volfce Tti&V
heard in all parts of the' uoUrt room:
"Don't try to say anything like that.
It Is not true."
Cbange Questioning.
Defense attorneys" immediately
changed the line of questioning.
Three times during ..the period
which Mrs. Tiernan was being sub
jected to a merciless cross-questioning
the witness collapsed. But on being
revived was able to continue.
Throughout' the trying ordeal she
stood firm and refused to change a
single instance of her story of the
affair with Poulin.
Believes Husband Innocent.
Although no announcement has
been made, it is expected that Mrs.
Mae Poulin, wife of the defendant,
will be placed on the stand today.
Mrs. Poulin was subpoenaed by
Prosecutor Floyd .Tellison, and is re
garded as a valuable though some
what reluctant witness. She has
maintained throughout a staunch be
lief in her husband's innocence.
Must Co-operate To
Handle Asia Minor
Addresses Masonic Conclave at Cleve
land: 142 Men Are Given
Highest Honors.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 20.—The
United States should be prepared to
co-operate with Great Britain in
handling the Turkish situation that
the peace of the world may be main
tained. declared Sir John Gibson of
Hamilton, Ont., at the 110th conclave
of the supreme council, 33rd degree,
Ancient. Accepted Scottish Rite of
Masonry for the northern Masonic
Jurisdiction of the United States.
Sir John touched upon the Turkish
problem in conveying the fraternal
greetings of Canadian Scottish Rite
Masonry to the council.
With the major -fraternal cere
monies completed in the bestowal of
the honorary 33rd degree on 142
leaders In Masonic and civil' life last
night, today will be devoted almost
entirely to social activities.
The meetings close tomorrow.
St. Paul. Minn., Sept. 20.—The pub
lic, and especially the schools of the
state, are urged to take cognizance of
American Indian day. September 22,
in a statement made public today by
Governor J. A. O'. Preus.
The early history of Minnesota is so
intertwined with Indian history that
everyone who wants to beconye fa
miliar with the development of the
state must learn a great deal about
the habit and life of the Indian race,
the governor's statement reads.
"Today we have a large number of
descendents of those primitive in
habitants, who have, to a consider
able degree, taken up the customs of
our present civilization," the state
ment continues. "They are living
under our laws and constitution, and
in the last few decades have been
loyal supporters of the government,
In war and-In peace.
"There Is .a peculiar fascination in
studying the* habits and, manners of
the tribes which Inhabited this land
before the coming of the white man.
They had many traits worthy of emu
lation. I hope, therefore, that some
cognisance of the day will be taken Hn
our state, especially in our schools.
Let us also give some thought.to the
welfare of the Indians in our state
and co-operate with them in their en
deavor to make progress."
No definite program to.be held in
recognition W this day has been pre
pared by the schools of the state, b«t
it' ls*expected that many of the
teachers and principals of the various
schools will give some time to' the
explanation of, the Indian, his habits,
and' a bfief outline qf Ids activities
wh»n the white mum Same to the
opiate.' ..
•ami.'-- '.a
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Cashier of Bank, Brother of
Local Man, Among
Those Shot.
All Wounded Will Recover
Officials Scouring the
All of the injured men will re
cover. They are:
Joseph Tagley, cashier of die
bank, wounded in the arm and leg
with buck shot,
Joseph Benoit, wounded with
buck shot in the leg and chestl
Arthur Benoit, wounded with
buck shot in the forehead.
Wilbur Frazee, knocked senaie
with the butt of a revolver
The bandits cut all of the tele
phone and telegraph wires leading
naye escaped in an automd^ilie |f
although none of the citizens whb
took part in the fight actually saw
the escape. The affair began about
1:30 o'clock this morning
ended about 4:30 o'clock.
Polk county officials are* scour
ing the country in this neighbor
hood in the effort to find some
clue to their identity.
Depot Raided.
On arriving at Mentor it seems
that the bandits went first to the
Great Northern depot and .cut tbe
telegraph wires. Wilbur Frazee was
sleeping on a bench there. He was
awakened, he says, by the barrel of a
revolver being poked against his ribs
by one of the bandits.
Thinking they were after :hia
money, he attempted to run but was
caught and after a brief struggle was
knocked on the head with a re
volver. The pext he knew was when
he awoke in a box car some hours
later. Two men took part in the
fight with him, he says.
Proceeding to the bank, the bandits
then evidently gained entrance by a
rear door and proceeded to explode a
charge of nitroglycerine a«alnst Jthe
safe dor. The*noise of the explosion
awoke Joseph Tagley, cashier of the
bank, -who lives across the street.
{Herald Special Service.) "i-
Mentor,( Sept. 20.—-A
gang of bank robbers held the
town of Mentor at bay in a three
hour battle early this morning
while they robbed the Mtentor
State bank of some $2,000 and
escaped after wounding three
men with shotgun fire and knock
ing a fourth senseless with tbe
butt end of a revolver. 4
Cashier Shot. •.-}.':
Tagley started out of his house,
but was met by a command to halt r*M'
and a shower of buckshot. The pillar
of his porch saved him, and he
dashed into the house again and out
of the rear door and started to run
to the house next door occupied •'•'by
Joseph Benoit, for help.
Fire was again opened on him, this
Ume with effect, and he received two
flesh wounds before reaching the
Benoit house. On his arrival, Joseph
Benoit and his son. Arthur, armed
with a shotgun, came out and joined
the battle. They had only two
shells, however, and were shooting in
the dark. There was'an exchange of
shots, in the course of which both
the Benoits were wounded and forced
to retire to the house.
Battle in Dark.
The only clue to the location of the
bandits was furnished by the flashes
from their guns, but there appeared
to be several of them posted in and
around the bank.
In the meantime, Tagley had gone
for more help, and he and' E.
Minster, professor in the Mentor
school, armed themselves with shot
guns and tool^ post near the bahk.
maintaining a desultory duel with tne'
robbers. Neither side appears to have
inflicted any casualties.
One or two of the marauders ap
peared to be stationed in the front
door of the bank, and others in the
rear. Finally there came no reply
to the shots of Tagley and Minster,
and finally on advancing cautiously
on the bank building they found that
the bandits had decamped unseen In
the darkness. c,
The safe of the bank bad been de
molished by the explosion, it was
found, and the fnterlor badly wrecked'
by the explosion^ A barricade 'fikd S
been thrown up at the front door be-.'*
hind which the bandits had beeir in
Apparently they made their .'eecgfttf)
from the rear door of the bank and'
left the city In an automobile whl£h
had been left on the outaltlrtii of the
Country Soowed.
As all wire communication -with tbe
town bad been cut off it -was earne
time before tbe alarm could be ilwu
to the outside world. The Polk e4tta
ty authorities were finally
however, and a dragnet
1 1
spread over the county anLtheIrS
of wti&prn Minnesota •'"'and eaateftt
North ljlikota. A geneml tftm
been sent out.
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f.^Continued ,«n.

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