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OF ABOUT SIOOIOO Seven Bandits Batter Down Door of Kenwood Depository. $30,000 CURRENCY IS TAKEN 0 Raid Is Carried Out Just Before Bank Was Ready to Open for Business In Morning—Robbers Es cape in Auto, Chicago. Feb. 2. —Seven “two-gun” bandits, the combat squad of a gang of at least ten, battered down the front door of the Kenwood Trust and Savings bank under the eyes of a rush hour crowd, held up eight clerks who were transferring currency from the vaults to the tellers’ cages, and stole more than SBO,OOO in currency. Charles E. Ford, president of the bank, informed Capt. John L. Hogan of the Fiftieth street station that Lib erty bonds of an unknown value had been taken along with between $30,- 000 and $50,000 in currency. The check was rendered difficult when it was learned the tellers’ sheets are missing. They are believed to have been taken by the bandits. Without firing a shot they backed out of the bank in perfect order and joined their comrades in a big automo bile at the entrance. The bank was at Forty-seventh street and Grand ‘boulevard, only a block from the Forty-seventh street “L” station and in the heart of Ken wood’s business district. The robbery occurred at the corner’s busiest morn ing hour, when hundreds were pass ing the bank on their way downtown. Force Lock on Door. The robbers seemed to have no fears of this publicity. They drove their automobile —a big, new Hudson car, without a license plate—up to the front door of the bank and six of them jumped out with revolvers in their hands. As if aware of every obstacle that would be in their way the men of the combat squad launched themselves at the heavy door, butting it with their shoulders and kicking the lock. The ponderous bolts used at night had been drawn by the clerks on duty inside, and the door was held only by an or dinary button catch. This yielded quickly. The bandits swarmed inside like a pirates’ boarding party. Every one of them held a revolver in each hand, and the flabbergasted clerks, who had not been warned by the pounding on the door, had no chance to offer re sistance. “Hand? up. and make it snappy.” the foremost bandit said. “We haven’t time for any monkey business. We’re after your cash.” The bank employees could do nothing but obey. They stood with arms above their heads while one of the bandits pocketed his revolvers and made a quick tour of the desks and cages. The robbers’ collector had been carrying a limp satchel, wrapped- in newspaper, under his arm. Into this he dumped all the money in sight. When he had finished his rounds he ran to the front door. The others fol lowed. They set themselves for a dash, then flung open the doors and sprinted through a rapidly growing crowd of curious men and women. . Disappear in Auto. The man left behind in the automo bile had kept the engine running. As the bank door was thrown open they started for the car. The gunmen scram bled aboard on the run and as the last of them caught a foothold the car jumped forward, swung into Grand boulevard with a wild skid and was off at lightning speed. Meanwhile the clerks had turned in an alarm to the police. Rifle squads were sent out. Squads of detectives raced along all South side boulevards, too, but the bandits’ trail was not picked up. TOLEDO RIDING FOR 6 CENTS Fares Drop Back a Cent Under the “Service-at-Cost” Ordinance. Toledo, 0., Feb. 2. —Toledo street car riders began to ride for 6 cents. For more than a year they have been paying 7 cents fare, three rides for 20 cents, with 2 cents for transfer. Transfers under the new grant are 1 cent. The reduced fare resulted from an agreement reached between the city and the Toledo Railways and Light company under a “serviee-at cost ordinance.” The ordinance was adopted by the voters last November. At the same time a municipal owner ship proposal was voted, down by a ratio of three to one. ENDS LIFE IN NIAGARA FALLS Unidentified Man Jumps Into River and is Swept to Death Over the American Brink. Niagara Falls, N. Jan. 29.—An unidentified man is reported to have jumped into the river above the falls at .2:15 o’clock in the morning and was swept to death over the American brink. The man talked to a reserva tion officer, S. W. Rhodes, just a few minutes before ho made the leap. He told Rhodes he was from Cleveland and that he had come to the park to ' ’ —•*? look before leaving CAPT. J. R. HANSON EKS)fe. mp Capt. ,J. K. Run.son, O. B. E., coin mander of the Adriatic and well known to thousands of Americans, has just retired after thirty years as command er of ocean liners. HOUSE ARMY BILL PLANS FUND FOR 150,000 MEN Provisions of Measure Mean Big Cut of Men in Regular Organi zation. Washington, Jan. 29. —Framed to provide for a force of 150,000 regu lars, the army appropriation bill, re ported to the house, carried a total of $328,861,123, a reduction of $63,697,- 242 from current appropriations. The War department had asked for $692,- 811,070. The Philippine scouts, numbering about 6,500 men; 2,500 flying cadets and 14,000 commissioned officers are not included in the 150,000 total. Reduction in the army, the commit tee reporl said, was proposed with a view to early withdrawal of Ameri cans in Germany. Chairman Anthony of the military subcommittee of the appropriations committee told the bouse that the present plan of the War department to maintain nine divisions in camps erected during the war was unnecessary waste and expense. “While the committee has greatly reduced these appropriations which support some of the more expensive branches of the National Guard,’ 1 the report said, “it believes that if the War department will follow a policy of permitting the growth of the Na tional Guard along the most economic and useful lines —which are infantry organizations—and will minimize the organization of those branches of the guard which require the issue and maintenance of animals and motors, and special technical equipment that material economics can be effected which not only will increase the effi ciency of the guard, but will aid la Its growth nnd expansion.” For West Point an appropriation of $2,361,488 was recommended, an in crease of 219,277. The amount re quested was $6,464,432. IN JAIL 42 YEARS, INNOCENT Aged Woman Who Five Times Re fused Pardon Dies Behind the Bars. Raleigh. N. C., Feb. 2.—Sarah Wyck oif. seventy-six years old, is dead in the state prison after forty-two years’ imprisonment, during which she five times declined a pardon at the hands of as many governors and after she had lived to learn that a death-bed con fession bad completely exonerated her of the charge for which she was sen tenced. Forty-two years ago Sarah Wyckoff entered the state prison to serve a life sentence as the convicted accomplice in the murder of her hus band, Wesley Wyckoff, in Alexander county, in the mountains of North Carolina. The convicted principal, a negro, was hanged. Three years ago from the mountains came word that a death-bed confession had absolved tbe woman of connection with the tragedy. Then, for the fifth time, she refused a pardon, explaining that she was being treated well, that time had shattered all her relations with her family and that she preferred to spend her last days amid surroundings she had learned to know so well. MAKES GIFT OF UNIVERSITY Henry Kinzie Brown Gives $1,000,000 College at Valparaiso, Indiana. Valparaiso, lud., Feb. 2.—A million dollar gift was acquired by the citi zens of Valparaiso when Henry Kin zie Brown, former president of Val paraiso university, presented complete ownership of the institution’s grounds, buildings and equipmenf to them in the name of the Brown family. Val paraiso university, which was recently appraised at $1,000,000, is said to have educated 150,000 students and given 25.000 teachers to the state of In diana. 77,005,510 IN JAP EMPIRE First Real Census Ever Taken by the Government Has Just Been Completed. Tokyo, Jan. 28. —The first census ever taken in Japan by modem meth ods showed the population of the em pire to number 77,005.510, while in Japan proper, exclusive of Korea, For mosa and Saghalien, there are 55,961,- 140 inhabitants. These figures were miinounced hv the census bureau here. The protection of a boot the comfort of a shoe A miner’s rubber shoe that is becoming popular among farmers everywhere fßp, % # JEEP % '-lav'' Mm//j. •; :r w^BpL • v Jjgfc, SHfl ■ M F 7 Rialto Theatre SPECIAL 3 Big Gala Days FEBRUARY 7,8, 9 Jshe Obrecht Sisters ARE COMING * Playing musical settings for each*feature Photo Play, also introducing special musical numbers Obrecht Sisters Will Charm You “Broken Butterfly,” Monday, Feb. 7 ~“The Daughter Pays” Tuesday, Feb. 8 “Go and Get It” Wednesday, Feb. 9 The Bushel as a Weight. A bivdiMi m.w regarded as a defi nite wtiglu rather than a measure of cubic foments Various products, however, have different weights to the bushel. Wheal according to the bu reau of cr. T estimates, weighs 60 pounds to th. ' ushe\ Look for this seal IN wet weathei —ever muddy ground —you can keep your feet as dry as in boots, and yet have all the light-weight comfort of a shoe. Farmers everywhere are buying the new U. S. Bootee —a water-tight rubber shoe that is just the thing for everyday service around the farm. It was first designed for miners, who must have a waterproof shoe that will not tire their feet. Today it’s fast becoming popular all over the country —with all men who have to work much out-of-doors. Worn right over the sock like a leather shoe, the U. S. 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