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JTH f YEAR NO. pi. WEDNESDAY ' DECEMBER 15, 1920. EIGHTEEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS ir JL mm m . - ' T i. .- - - ., . ... , '. . nnnnRfiiiis 1) ACTION "GEO TO '1 Taken Out of Sen-jEssolutionPromis- ' IfcjAid to Fanner. Jbly I (By tiTIB LAWRENCE.) ; (SiecUl to The Argus.) VuhlBtton, Dec. 15. Congress n!ft Islte hopes by the pas w otV retolutloDs promising jm)s relief to tbe farmer, in ttetiloa o( officials in the execu , Inach of the government. The Its hu Just, passed a resolution Mtiaf the secretary of the nary to revive the war finance forttioa and expressing to the jml reserve board the opinion liberal credits should be ex jM tlw farmers of the country, till action of the sena'te prob wlll be followed by a favorable jH to the House and then con ies will have discharged its Jlptioa to the farmers who have. wt clamoring lor neip as price Jtei But the truth is the raso m will be practically ignored A wilt not aid the situation and fcer who reMes on it is apt I St II S worse siiuauuu iuau Jtto doesn't ( Jnttugatlon at the executive "d st the government reveals the X tor instance, that Governor 1kg,' of the federal ..reserve JiviU stand pat and will not -y the opinion expressed In the J resolution as mandatory. If VJHS wants anything done, it tilrect the federal reserve I to do it by isl reserve act t U would not be surprising to tat federal reserve board go m altogether by the prompt "ions of several of, Its mem-. . Ether the federal" reserve j Mil act for the best inter "4tte country according to ..4 banking judgment or tbe nl reserve system will be lt tbe football of congressional Xtsv That'.s the critical view itietttuation as it has developed Imntive quarters in the last i, Iusde PiwgutlTev Inkllnc nf the seriousness i : , ,j., k "blch members of the federsl mm board regarded the invas-1 Wet their prerogatives reacnea at mats yesterday for the pro vnl to limit the discount rate to w cent was voted down after I sit learned what a mischevous tet the action might have had on It eatirs banking situation. . - I Be tar as the federal reserve ssrt Is concerned, the teeth were Utas out of the resolution when proposal was changed from a junction" to the expression of an Wleitsd in his testimony before MTCit exactly how he views the to extend further credits (Coatiaued on Page Four.) tr. i JTTON men to FORM BIG POOL Association "Will Unre foal Legislature to Amend I , AaU-Trust Law. Jto. Texas, Dec. 15. (United ".) Amendment of the Texas wsit laws permitting the or JJwstion of a Texas Cotton Grow 3 fMoclstion and formation of j '"lion-bale cotton marketing if ill be urged before the Jan "7 wjUlature by the Texas farm jJJ. according to resolutions jj by the body meeting here Unition of the growers will ! t the lines of the Califor "wt Growers' association, ac to the proposed plan, and fj Ul be aimed at remedying Jfronditloni,, . ool growers, to meet here are scheduled to form i.n warelousing and export Jiwilions of pounds of Texas u Price of which has fallen 3JJUr the last several 3 SAFE UNDER JAIL'S SHADOW sj. I"..-Dec. 15, Under the mo city nail, where a 1 .E"1 of PUc. sergeant of where M .Ti 7 mrirney are ai tk 8ht an1 within 30 feet V JUr01 nouse where several ?hi?i5.c?UntlT on hand, bur I W-i Eht torc "Pen the safe iT" meat d .Altar and , fa) " MFW. VatiJl! tattered open , "savy hammer.' 1 - opinion REGULATION OF; OPIUM TRAFFIC UNDER' LEAGUE InTitot Special U.S. Rep resentation On Advis ory Committee. . Geneva, Dec. 15. (Associated Press.) Proposal that the League of Nstfcms assume the duties which heretofore have devolved on Hol land under the international opium convention, regulating traffic in the drug, was taken up by the assem- at this morning's session. . The committee which had been investigating the subject recora- mended that the secretariat of the'tions of the "villaln-stlll-pursued- league collect information from the interested countries, and that tbe subject be further investigated by an advisory committee including representatives from ; countries especially concerned Holland, Great Britain, France, India, .Japan China, Siam and Portugal. . Under the international opium convention, signed in 1912, the United States being among the sig natories, various ' duties devolved on the Dutch government Among the provisos was one that the con tracting powers should communi cate with one another " regarding various facts connected ' with the subject through the Dutch minis ter of foreign affairs. The ratifi cation machinery, also was placed office pnmmiti.. -. mentloned. the difficulty resulting from the ab sence of tbe United States -and Germany from the league, and sug gested that if these governments could not forward their informa tion to the league they might con tinue to communicate with Hoi land on the subject v During the discussion, Dr. Well- amending theinB'ron rv0 01 lne ninese aeiega And if it does I tion reviewed the efforts: made by unina uunng more man a ceniurr to suppress , the opium habit He recognized, he said, the great debt of gratitude China, owed Jhe, UniW ed States 'for' America's aid in the work.- He was especially1 pleased he said, that the committee decided the United States should be espe cially Invited to send a represent ative to meet with advisory . com mittee. . ' Take Up MffhIto Slavery." The committee's . suggestions were adopted by the assembly and ih. .nhWI nf the "white slave" mi i iiramc was fatten up. iuc yiuyuoi- . . . ,h. Whirh :Tnt;rnatiohal con- . 04 . , u d t0 8end delegates to. another international conference to be held before the next assembly; also that the coun cil appoint a committee to investi gate the deportation f women and children in Asia Minor. The discussion . brought to the (Continued on Page Five.) STEEL HEAD TO ANSWER CHARGE Eugene S. Grace to Appear Before Joint Legislative Committee . Investigating Building. New York, Dec 15. Eugene G. Grace, president ol the uetnienem Steel company, was invited to ap pear today before the joint legisla tive committee investigating the building situation here, to answer charges that his company was with holding construction sieei irom builders employing union labor. bus forcing up construction costs, "whether officials of the United States Steel corporation and other companies mentioned as having a similar oolicv. would be asked to appear, could not be learned. The big steel corporations were drawn into the investigation yester day through the testimony of Paul Starrett, president of the George A. Fuller Construction company, ana Louis Horowits, president of the Thompson-Starrett company, who asserted they had been compelled to turn their steel erection worn over to the Iron League Erectors' association ft branch of the Na tional Erectors' association which operated on jthe "open shop policy and received the entire output of the big steel mills in this city. Each testified he had appealed unavailingly to Mr, Grace and Charles M. Schwab, chairman of the board of the Bethlehem , corpora tion, for the privilege of purchasing steel direct from the mills and Krectlnsr it themselves.' Mr. Horo wits declared Mr. Grace informed him the Bethlehem corporation had; offered today by Miss Mary Bar found that the only way It could telme, assistant to the Judge of the maintain the "open shop" policy in Juvenile court here, as a remedy for ta mills was to insist tnat its taori- crowded houslnc conditions, which cated product be erected only under. "open shop" conamons. 1 in wnicn 10 enieruuu tnapuv. - . ( Miss Bartelme contends the plan COST OF CAXONS. lit put into effect, ' wcwld safeguard nr..kiniHii rwu. IK Thn in.l vrxinr cirls of conrtinc ace. .. . . nual report of the census bureau,; which was made public by Director a! tw.t u.it Rogers, estimates that the recent nation-W.de enumeration, covering a Dcrlod of three years, ending Jane SvVlast. cost jtt3.735.M0. JEAtl PAIGE SHATTERS TRADITION Illinois Country Girl, Now Movie Star, Marries " "City Slicker." Paris, HU Dee. IS. All tradl- her" melodrama , were ' shattered here yesterday when the "innocent country girl" and the "city slicker" were joined in marriage.' Miss Lucille O'Haire is responsi ble for the reversal of the dramat ic form whidi has startled Edgar county; Wise Lucille was born on a farm 12 miles south of Paris. Three years ago this autumn she went away, leaving behind her the memory of a little girl with pigtail braids who won the oratorical con test from all of eastern Illinois when she was only 14. Miss Lucille that's the name they call her Sy in these parts went into tbe movies. ; She took the name of Jean Paige. There was a good deal of talk at the sewing clubs about a girl changing her name that way and . there were many who thought no good would come of tbe whole affair, what with the way these actors "carried on and everything. Hiss Lucille became the star of the Vitagraph company. Pictures of her . began to be bhown at the Majestic theatre. There's one there today called "Hidden Dangers. r .Y ' First Neighbors Wum,::i Then came word that Miss Lu cille was going to marry Albert E. Smith, president of the Vitagraph company. - Miss Lucille came - home" from California a short ttme ago to pre-' pare for the ceremony. They rath er expected her to put on airs and be high and -mighty with them. Miss Lucille sprang from the car steps. She ran up to her mother and father first and then to her brothers, and then to all the towns folk who were gathered around. She was just as sweet and simple as ever. . . . , , .. Well, sir, it was quite a sensa tion. . Asa Sisson, who was ex pecting to go to Pitcher, Okla., to settle, kind of decided to stay around and see how it came out. Another . sensation . came Satur day, when the private car "Inde pendence" was shunted on to tbe Paris siding. It was occupied by Mr. Smith and his suite, mostly his Paris manager and his Ameri can representatives. . He at once (Continued on Page Four J. P0SE1ASTERIS SHOT BY BANDIT Andrew Tar box of Gibson City Is Wounded by Tout; Bobber Injury Not Fatal. ; Gibson City, 111., Dec. 15.An drew Tarbox. Gibson City postmas ter. was wounded by a revolver bullet fired by one of three young bandits who attempted to hold up Tarbox and his wife at 10:30 last night The postmaster's wound is not considered fatal. ' Cecil Day and a youth named Owen are be ing held as suspects in connection with the shooting. ...- Mr. and Mrs. Tarbox met the trio at Benjamin, avenue and Twelfth street1 v "Stick 'em up!" one of the men said as he drew a revolver. He held the gun at Tarbax's right side and pulled the trigger. Mrs. Tar box screamed and the men ran, firing several shots.' - ' " ' ' The bullet passed along Tarboxs ribs and lodged in his left side. SCHOOLROOMS FOR COURTING Assistant to JovenBe Cotjrt Jedge Suggests Remedy for Crowded " Housing Conditions. . . Chicago, III, Dec. 15. Use of rooms in public school buildings' as courting parlors is the suggestion has robbed many girls of a parlor "Public school rooms will make just as good parlor as they do so- i(b1 aftrsMMN chafe, stsalaVmuit Mfm ictat centers," sne aeciarea. -rur- enta could go to tbe school parlors and meet young tneev waft are mm- tog their dSMghtara." she aaM. . UNITED STATES AND JAPAN ARE ADDING TO NAVY Naval Committee of House Get Data On Warship Construction. Washington, Dee. 15. (United Press) With the United States at the ' crossroads leading - either to naval competition or a world agree ment to limit armaments, the house naval affairs committee set out to day to learn what the other reat puwers are noing ou we warsmp construction business. . . v To . gain this information the committee called on Rear Admiral Robert E. Coontx, chief of naval operations. ' Data obtained here today in naval circles including facts which Admiral Coontz was expected to elaborate upon before the house committee, showed: 1. Great Britafn, while pos sessing tonnage almost twice that of the United States, has checked her building for the present 2. The United States, on tbe basis of her program now under way, will surpass the British naval strength by 1925, unless Britain adopts new building measures. 3. . Japan, while actively engaged in building both large and small wareraft, will remain far behind the United States when this coun try's program is completed. Japan has projected seven super dread naughts. Three of them, of 3t,800 tons each, are now being builtv Their, completion is 'expect ed in 1923. Four otohers, 40,000 tons eaclu probably will be finished in 1927. In 1927 Japan will have four new battleships and four new battle cruisers, , the "eight-eight" program for many years the ambi tion of Japan naval officials. In 1928 Japan will possess 12 battle ships and 12 battle cruisers, . but four of each will represent an early type. , The Japanese navy now includes five capital ships totaling 157,460 tons. . When the seven under con struction are finished, Japan's ton nage in capital ships will total 4i,860. ' -J'L TheTtoteoTTSlates'tdday possess es ten battleships and ten cruisers but eleven battleships more ate being built This is on the basis of the 1916 authorisation for ,16 capital ships. ...fe.s,-vi Britain, which abandoned many of its vessels when the armistice was signed, today is believed to be building five light Cruisers totaling 88,780 tons: 11 . destroyers, 11.1Z3 tons, " and 19 submarines, 21,800 1 tons.. It is . even' possible that 'England'- has cancelled some of these vessels recently. . Thus ' the United States and Japan are the only nations active today in extensive naval construc tion. . . . , . At the present, time, however, Britain's first line strength is esti mated at 864,650 tons, nearly twice that Of tbe United State. ' . The tonnage of the entire British navy is placed today at 245.712. which embraces 595 ships of all classes. The United States haa 347 ships - in service today, totaling 1437,914 tons, but 127 American ships are either building or pro jected with a combined tonnage of 890,459. Prospective American ves sels are said to represent newer types, and greater gun power. . Japan's future provision for smaller craft includes nine light cruisers, 47 ocean-going destroyers and '46 submarines, most of them over 400 tons. The United States has provided for the construction of 11 super-dreadnaughta, eight dreadnaughts, 14 of the pre-dread-naugbt period, six battle cruisers, ten cruisers, ten light cruisers and 45 destroyers and 54 submarines. ' HEIR TO $8,000 sirs. Rom Porter's wm Gives "Bex" : Dally Bath, Sauerkraut, and Annual Christinas Tree. Chicago, Dec. 15. (United Press.) Rex., a pet poodle, is made heir to $8,000 left by his mistress, Mrs. Rose E. Porter, according to a will filed in probate court here. The will provides that Rex shall be given - a daily bath, plenty of sauerkraut and a Christmas tree each year. , 1 THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Thursday. Not much .change in temperature with tne lowest tonight about ZS degrees. Highest yesterday, 39; lowest last night 2$.. ' - Ua. 7'pjn. 7 ajn, ' - ' ; : ' y eater, yeater. today Dry bulb temp... 39 33 2 Wet. bulb temp... 24 ' 27 26 Relative humid.. .60 52 ' 71 River stage, 2.S; a rise of Jt last 24 hours. ' ,.;., -Kiver F Only slight changes in the Missis sippi will ceear trana CPb 'to MaaaattB.' , - J.M.SHXSIKX SEIZE 40 IN DAVENPORT GUGRAID State Agents Swoop on Pool Room Proprietors ; -Case Up Today. Forty proprietors of pool rooms in Davenport were arrested and over one hundred gambling slot machines were seized and confiscat ed by state agents in wholesale raids this morning. Led by H. W. Terrell, state agent on the force of H. M. Havner, at-; torney general for the state of Iowa, three other state officers with a reenforcement. of 15 deputies, started out this morning at 10:30 on a city wide cleanup and before noon had taken five score machines. The 40 proprietors were slated to be arraigned before Justice of the Peace M. L Peterson of Bettendorf this afternoon at 2 o'clock, facing charges of operating gambling de vices and fines of $100 and costs upon verdict of guilt j Warrants for the ' search' and seisure were issued yesterday aft ernoon to Terrell at Bettendorf and the work of swearing in deputies to conduct the raids was completed this morning. Shortly after" 10 o'clock the force began its work simultaneously in all parts of the city. . ;: .- ., WOMEN FAIL TO WIN ELECTION th. Daggett Gets Only 84 'Votes for Mayor of AtUeboro Liquor and Boxing Besults. Boston, Dec. 15. Women candi dates, except those for school com mittee places, fared poorly in the municipal elections held in- 16 Massachusetts cities yesterday, ac cording to returns which were com pleted today. Stormy weather kept many voters at home. In Attleboro, Mrs. Eliza Daggett candidate for mayor, received only 84 votes out of a total exceeding 5,000. There were three other can didates. Sarah Clark Mendum, Republican candidate for alderman in Woburn; Mrs. William H. Kirby, candidate for alderman at large in Beverly, and Mrs. Arabella Wilson, on the common council ticket in Maiden, were defeated. Thirteen of the cities voted to ac cept the state act placing boxing under control of a state commis sion and to permit amateur sports on Sunday. : - . Six showed themselves in favor of licensing the sale of intoxicating liquors under the old local option law, although the law is without ef fect under national prohibition, and the : same six Boston, Chelsea, Law rence. Lowell, Revere and Worces tervoted yes in state for licensing beverages containing more than 2.75 per cent of alcohol, y OPEtlFiifFOR SOLDIER BONUS World War Veterans Appear Before Senate Finance Committee MeCunber's Prediction. Washington. Dec. 15. (United Press.) Granting of a soldier bonus at present would Inflict a tor McCumber of North Dakota, act ing chairman' of the senate finance committee, declared today.. The fight to have the senate adopt the bonus act passed by the house last session was opened today be fore the senate finance committee by representative of World War Veterans. ' A decision on the bonus will be reached at this session of congress, McCumber predicted. ' "I have no doubt congress event ually will grant a liberal bonus to veterans," said McCumber. "but the principal, question now is whether it would be wise to grant it at the present time. W are now providing liberally for the disabled war veterans." FIRE AT UHIOHTOWIT. ; Uniontown, Pa Dec 15. Fire early today destroyed the plant of the Fairchance Lumber company, six miles from here, with aa esti mated loss of $50,000. State police aatroUing the district believe it Is another .. act of tncaadiaries. who have been operating in Fayette cottaty tor th last lew ROBINS TALKS WITH HARDING ON LABOR TOPIC Coolidge,' Bryan nd Hays Soon to Confer With . President-Elect. Marlon, Ohio, Dec.' 15. (United Press). Rumbles of possible In surrection among Republican irreconcilable- in thfi senate' were reaching President-elect Harding through various channels today. H may call some of their lead ers to Marion shortly with a view to nipping any insurgent movement sucn as wrecked the Taft admin 1st ration. v Primarily the irreconcilables fear Harding is leaning too far In favor of the League Of Nations, according to advices reaching here. - They tear that he is not planning a sufheientiy progressive domestic program. Harding is in closest touch with the senate situation, oft en by long distance telephone and knows of every shift in the lineup there almost as soon as it occurs. Raymond Robins, Chicago, a pro gressive, was to be here today to lay before Harding the views of his own wing of the party, especially as to domestic legislation and the labor situation. Should his advice be acted upon there would be little complaint from the progressive Re publicans. Reports that Robins is being considered for secretary of labor were strengthened by his ap pearance here today. . - He has always been friendly to organised labor. Harding addresses a conference! on child welfare here tonight To morrow Governor Calvin Coolidge comes and Friday Harding will seeJ wuiiam J. uryan, senator new, In diana, and Chairman Will Hays of the Republican national committee. He appeared to be optimistic today regarding the conferences held so far. They indicated, he said, that if would not be as -difficult to reach a common ground as some had thought ' v- . ; FIRE ATTACKS LARGE MADISON ROLLING MILL Branch of American. Car . and Foundry Com- , v pany Periled. ; ' St' Louis, Mo., Dec. 15. Fire broke out in the plant of Helm bacher Forge and -Rolling Mill company at Madison, 111., near here today and firemen virtually have despaired Of saving it Total loss, it was said, is expected to exceed $1,000,000. -''. A strong wind carried sparks to a dwelling section, and fire fight ers turned - their major efforts to preventing spread of the fire there. The Helmbacher company is a branch of the American Car and Foundry company. Origin of the blase has not been determined. Traffic on the trunk lines which cross the Mississippi river, for the North and East at Madison, was stopped. Residents were removing their household effects ' to the streets, fearing the fire would develop Into a general conflagration. At noon the fire was unchecked and the local fire department was augmented by departments from Granite City and Venice. Several hundred volunteers assisted and th firemen turned their attention to homes four blocks from the rolling, mill in an effort to check in the spreading flames. JANITORS WHO STRIKE MUST GO - Chicago, Dec. 15. If Chicago janitors insist on carrying out their threatened strike in an effort to secure an increase in . nn 3 Jan. 1, they will be evicted from their respective living quarters, accordinr to an. ultimatum an estate board. Most of the Janitors occupy quarters in buildings where they work. 7 Approximately 5,000 Manors, members of the Janitors' union, have threatened to walk out the first of the year unless their de mand is granted, leaving between 15,000 and 20,000 apartment build ings without heat and picketed against the delivery of necessities to the flat dwellers. justice Marmot of : CLEVELAND BEGINS IIIT DEFENSE IN KAGY CASE BRITISH TRIED ' TO INFLUENCE BOARD POLICY First Chairman of Bureau Charges English Inter- .ferencc Washington, Dec. 15. Members of the British mission which visited the United States la 1917 attempted to Influence the, policies of the ship ping board, William Denman of San Francisco, first chairman of the board, testified today before the special house committee investigat ing the board's operations. Mr. Denman indicated that his In sistence that tbe shipping board be free from British influence had more to do with his resignation as chairman of the board than.' any other thing. In this connection, the -witness said, that if he could obtain the per mission of President Wilson tor the disclosure of "certain phases" "of shipping board negotiations "one of the sources of interference with my administration as head of the board may be disclosed." - To support his charge of attempts of the British mission to influence the policies of the board, Mr. Den man said that in April, 1917. when he was attempting to organize an administrative board in New York, to function with the shipping board on sL purely American bains," he discovered that without his knowl edge Sir Connor Guthrie, a member of theBrffish mission that had ar rived in this country, was made a member of the advisory body. "I don't know how be got on that hoard it all happened between noon and halt past three o'clock one afternoon but I can tell you how he got off," Mr. Denman declared. "I learned that three or four mem bers of the British mission had at tended the session at which selec- tion was made. Afterwards the shipping board had a warm session. It lasted 20 minutes and all that had been transacted at the previous session was wiped out ' "We wanted British cooperation, but we did not want Great Britain to influence our board until we bad gotten things under way. . We were still in the air as to what we want ed to do and the policy of the Brit ish in this connection seemed very extraordinary to me." SMALLliSES 4 FOR CABINET Y.' " Selections Subject to Final Approv al by Governor's Chicago Ad. vi&on, Including Thompson. Springfield, 111., Dec 15 Four ot the most important posts in the i been approached. Tne defense lm Small cabinet had been practically mediately announced a reward of settled when tbe governor-elect left ! $1,000 would be paid to any person ! ioT hi home in Kankakee yesterday aiternoon alter nis two aays ot con terences wiJi downstate leaders. Thev wen. aa follows: Director of finance Harry ! Tjinhni RnrinyflpM 1 Director of public works Colo- uauuoo, was me tium .7. nel C. L. Miller, hukakee. I Indicted Sov. 17. Director of trade and commerce I . Cleveland, Dec. 15. (As sods ted George A,Barr, Joliet 'Press). An indictment charging Director of agriculture B. M. judge McGannon with tbe crime Davison, Marshall. ',was returned by the Cuyahoga This slate of definite cabinet ae- county grand jury on Nov. 27 after lections is subject to final approval a 6-day investigation of the case, by the governor-elect'3 Chicago ad- Judge McGannon pleaded not guil'.y visors, inciudina Mayor Thompson, and was released on $10,000 bond. Fred Lundin and also the okeh of t r i T O t,U It there is no objection, and none is expected, formal tender of the posi- tion will b made within the next 10 days. - . " , t Other Pests Filled. i Other imoortant posts which the governor is reported to have final decided upon are: Chairman of civil service com- mission A. - T. Spivey." East St Louis. Minority member civil service commission . A. Verdun, Mar- shall, present minority member. Member pubnc utilities - commis - tion Cicero J. Lindley, Greenville, institution auditor-Captain J. K. English. Kankakee, son-in-law of the governor-elect Superintendent of reports Leslie Small. Kankakee, son ot the new governor. ; Chief game and fish warden To Srrr1"' i' n v,, ' . w Publie ladminlstrator. Cook coon - tT-T" aamed by City Cr.p - troller George F. Harding, CnJcao.;pr0fecutor Wl wonld fc. - WHI Betala Battoa. completing bis second term aa chief ; Aa announced some, weeks ago, I Justice, being elected to hU first. Oaorge Sutton. Governor Low ens pnvai aecrnmry, rs wet re - Uiaed by ue tncosaing governor Hearing Opens Before the Bench Over Which Pris oner Has Presided. . Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 15. (Unit- , ed Press). All the elements of aa absorbing mystery drama promise to come to light in tbe second de gree murder trial here of Judge William H. McGannon. chief Justice of Cleveland's municipal courts. It promises to be the second and last act in the mystery known to this part of the country as "Who killed Harold Kagyt" Ranking next to McQannon la the interest in the case is Miss May B. Neely, an attractive woman In the late 30 s,1 whose testimony be fore the county grand jury was said to have been instrumental in the arrest of the Judge: John W. Joyce, a well known political figure, who was tried tor the Kagy murder was acquitted, holds the spotlight with the two leading characters. Kagy, a garage proprietor, was shot and killed last May after an afternoon spent with McGannon and Joyce. At the Joyce trial there was repeated reference to a mys terious third man on the scene of the shooting when Kagy was shot McGannon testified he was ' not there when the shot was fired. Joyce testified he himself could not do the shooting, contending he was leaning drunk and helpless against a tree when Kagy fell with his fatal bullet wound.. - Other witnesses said the third man resembled McGannon and oHf ' witness' said he -was sure the sough t-for man was McGannon. Interest centers about the motive in tbe case. The Joyce trial failed to develop one. That a woman, and perhaps two, will appear seems certain. A valuable diamond ring also is said to be one of the factors. Before Own Bench. . ' Judge McGannon is sitting at the I bar ot Justice as, the accused in a court room wnere be, for many years, sat ip Judgment and imposed sentence on hundreds of breakers of the law. On the bench, facing him, is Trial Judge Bermon, an as sociate of tt'any years, upon whom will rest the duty of imposing the sentence in case of conviction. , Across the narrow table from McGannon are Prosecutor Baskia and bis assistants, political and personal friends of the accused. In the past they prosecuted numerous criminals before him and today their energies are bent to the task of jailing him for life. r McGannon is 50 years old, sis feet one inch in height and weighs about 250 pounds. He served on the bench for the last 15 years and won his elections rather easily. Powerful influences are at work In McGannon's behalf. Prosecutor Baskin said. Baskin issued a statement several days sgo to the effect that he would ask the grand Jury to take action on reports that severat witnesses for the state have wno could snow inai ine witnesses had been tampered with. It was understood the defense Is prepared to further complicate the case by producing evidence that a second "third man" resembling Mc- John W. Joyce, former downtown , i J! ... .1 degree murder Jor killing Kagy was found not guilty by a jury on Nov. 17. The next day tbe grand ' jury started a second investgation i of the case, resulting in McOaa- non's indictment . Judge McGannon was one of the ' principal witnesses for the prosecn- non at me Joyce iriai ana it is ex- pected tnat Joyce will be one or tne state's . principal witnesses against McGannon. a motive for tbe kill- leg of Kajy was not developad by j either investigation. ; : rensnleaetM Figure. nAr. u. hM w. , M. splcttOM fi r, m Ae munlcip M J ri.i.n,. ., ., ZL. f H .... . . tw,. hn. n.n. w cf in t .nt nhu s 1S70' came here after ' UachinV a district aehool for two years, obtaining employment 'as a' bookkeeper. - He graduated r Western Reserve college In 1817 : w adratttad t0 tae baT h m8i .Hl. mmtA 1ar . .im. - term in 1JU and reelected to servta 1 a a-yaar term UlUie. Belli I ried but has no eaUdrsav