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Baltimore, Md., Dec.
Mhe Baltimore police ae-j
rtment received a tele-
(ram from uovernor ranc-j
0 t- t
noon reauestinif the arrest
'if T)r B M. McKoin,
zormer mayor oi luei
Jtouge, La., on a chargfe of
Jnurder. Two headquarters
Jetectives armed with a war
I 5nt started at once for
J Johns Hopkins hospital to
yrrest Mr. McKoii.
i Dr. McKoin is attached to
i le Brady urological
t 'at Johns HopkinB "where hein there- The Mount Carroll is
If i - . idnn hr and the President MOn-
i U oeen since last UClODer.
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. i Butrop, La., Dec. 26. The tden-;
. 2tr of the leader of the men who !
irasmlted Lake LeFourphe ferryisal1 they iad never
v, fading last ween, senaing to the
wfsce the mutilated bodies of
.Vitt Daniels and Thomas Rich
ludi, alleged victims ; of hooded
mat, is known and his arrest is
taintnt, it was announced here
Itiy by federal agents.
( Bastrop La., Dec. 26. That fhe
(Me will be able to " esUblish
Itreugh an eye-witness .the iden
lTv ot several members of the
Msked mob which last August
kidnaped five Mer Rouge residents,
. : clud,ing Watt Daniels and Thomas
yy iicbarda, whose decapitated bodies
" ' jvere taken from a nearby lake last
- - iek, was the statement today ot
liiTestlgators who have been work
s i lag on the case for several months.
I The identificatidn will be made,
; Were t service . men said, through
; -. Jwimony at the open hearings or-
;-- j tmi by Governor Parker to begin
, toe Jan. 5, of a farmer whose
1 , koine is near Oak Ridge, in the
' ; iNtheastern part of , Morehouse
, : uUh, who they declare told them
f at witnessed tha seizure and spir-
l Hnm nf h. .1.1.1.) tnrf
' sriiied some of the abductors when
(key lifted their hoods to drink I
i kTh farmer, accordine to infor-
' utlon the investigators declared
I they have in hand, washeld up by
I at band on the Mer Rouge-Bastrop
(Continued on Page Two.)
4 lOreen Bay, Wis., Dec. 26. Dis-
i 4tisfaction with the established
I tpal rates coming simultaneously
. -(Tom the Illinois traffic 'bureau, the
, ,Mke Michigan Dock Operators, in-
inuaing tnose at Manitowoc, Mii-
,4 mukee and, Green Bay, and the
- J Xorthwest Coal Dock Operators' as-
- ; Delation, Minneapolis, will result J
; :ji la. a general investigation of the
teal rates - in the - western trunk,
Uae territory . by the interstate
,,' jtommerce commlasion, in the opin
Ikm of W. P. KarVin, managing di-
sector ot the Green Bay association
Oeommerce. s " ;
' All above associations have filed
. nnierce commlasion, alleging the
"present carriers' rales from Lake
Michigan docks and from Illinois
fields in shipments of coal in. car
)oad lots to Wisconsin and Lake
8uperlor points are unjust and un-
tuly prejudicial to Illinois shippers
and that the rates to Mtcmgan des
tinations are unduly preferential to
'jUke Michigan dock operators.
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Washington, Dec. 26. More than
nO national organizations of worn
st have been invited to send dele
lates to a women's Industrial con
hrsnce here Jan. 11 to 13, the wom-
bureau ot the department of
nor, announced today. The apea
W will include women . employ
t managers and women work
P. manufacturers and factory In
Vectors, public health experts, 4n
astrial statisticians, . economists
"4 government administrators.
' .Only national organizations have
Ma Invited, Miss Marf Anderson,
ctor of the bureau, explained,
vtaase It waa found impracticable
sueaa the list to local groups.
Perilled by
Bad Storms
New York, Dec. 2i-TWi
tempests of the sort known onfy to
seasoned' mariners of the north
Atlantic; against the howling pow;
of which huge ocean liners .are
but flimsy cockleshells, have raged
Sment; driving fast liners out of
their usual lanes and striking ter
- ror to thcfeiearts of hundreds of
nR v passengers, according to wireless
Reienties. gale., playing havoc,
with the schedules bf the large
atAamahin - nnmnonioa riAOdrihMI
fho 7.clnn1 nnri tha Ilnitpd States.
which arrived several days late
after weathering the worst storms
. th Aantio tn run.
: All Ships late.
The' Manchuria and LaSavole re-
I ported today they: would arrive
Thursday, two days late. The Nic
agara, due today, reported she wni
try to fight her way to port to
morrow. -
The Caronia reoorted from Hall-
faz that she had been forced to put
inLondon: tomorrow, both far
behind schedule. .
veterans of scores of storms who
guided liners into port yesterday
before seen
the treacherous North Atlantic In
such a protracted hurricane mood
as during the last fornight.
Pasengers Kept Below.
Captain Metcalf.ot the Cedric
said he was forced to slow his ship
to live knot by a blow only rivaled:
h am hid ben in off Tuttl-1
in tie IndmT ocean, more I
than 20 years ago. The crew was
in oilskins throughout the trip;
passengers were.- confined .below.
decks, which were awash every
The Zeeland, which arrived three
days late, had the same experience.
The United States, two days over
due, for many hours fought its
way through a wind which varied
from 100 to 120 miles -an. hour in
velocity. Captain VoldbCTg said
the storm began on Dec. 18, and
lasted, until Dec 21, when the wire
less apparatus was . wrecked. The
ship, he said, was able to make
only two knots in 48 hours.
Iowa City, Iowa, Dec Sftr
Fatty" Arbnckle pictures will
he barred from Iowa City mov
ing plrfure honses. Mayor
Emma Harvat announced jea
terday. She is the only woman
mayor la the state. ' K
New York, Dec. 26.-A protest
against the reappearance of Rosco
C. ("Fatty") Arbuckle in motion
pictures was telegraphed to Will
H. Hays by Mrs. Woodallen Chap
man, chairman of the committee on
motion piotures ot the General Fed
eration of Women's Clubs, with a
membership of 2,5007000. v
"This organization." the message
said, "stands ready to assist any
individual to rehabilitate -himself,
but not at the expense of the ideals
of the nation. Theytluth of our
land must be protected from a re
vival of interest in the degrading
details of bis trial and from apn-
tinued discussion of immoral living
associated therewith." 1
Omaha, Neb.. Dec. 26. Miss Vera
Jeff era, 23, and her cousin,') Arthur
Clark, 26,. of Randolph, Iowa, were
drowned last night when the auto
mobile In which they were Tiding
plunged into the Nishaabotna river
near Randolph, about '40 miles
southeast of Omaha.
. Unsettled weather tonight, with'
probably snow. Wednesday gen
erally fair and somewhat colder.
Highest temperature yesterday
56; lowest last night, 35.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m.. 8 miles
per hour. . . r. . ' j . i
Precipitation, none. - I
urn. 1 p.m.- 7
Tester, jester. Today
Dry bulb temp. 47 . 46 : - 36
Wet bulb temp. 42 - 4V , 34
RelaUve humid. 62 . 60 87
River stage at 7 a. ax, 12, a rise
ot J last 24 hours. . -.
Sunset today 4:38 p. m.; sunrise
tomorrow' 7: 30 a. m.
shoots fin
Keeps Watch Over Body
Through Night Before
Giving Herself Tip.
' Louisville. Ky:. Dec. 26. A wom
an's story of a quarrel, a shot and
her vigil from dusk to dawn over
- Vr..tL wiTd wis
u. checked b tne Dolice de.
partment investigators here today.
" r -- ---- .
I killed my friend," Mrs. uiive
L. Jones. 32, pretty divorcee, an
nounced when she entered police
headquarters early , Monday. She
was dishevelled and hysterical. The
men on duty discounted her state
ment. i
"Oh. he's ' dead. 1 1 shot him;
you'll, find him out there on the
floor. I left- him covered op with
his own overcoat. ' I know he's
dead- He hasn't moved for hours,"
she declared. ..:--.
- This was the first intimation offi
cials had that O. L. Black, sales
manager for a Louisville automo
bile company, had been shot to
death late Sunday afternoon in Mrs.
Jones' apartmentr Mrs. Jones said
she fired in self defense.
Black, according to her account
of the tragedy, became angry when
he learned her daughter, Clara, 17,
was with her and that her divorced
husband, C. H. Jones of Cincinnati,
a Louisville & Nashville baggage-
master, was to visit bis daughter.
Black feared, Mrs. Jones declared,
that a reconciliaUon between the
divorced couple would ba affected
through the vlaiu of tha father with
When Black, who. she declared.
"broke up my home and caused me
to get a divorce," reached tor a pis
tol on a nearby table she , seised
the weapon first and fired. Black
fell. How long he lived she did not
know.- She covered him with his
coat and aviutlt. - Later she placed
a screen of chairs before the body.
. Keeps Long Vigil.
. All night long she kept the death
watch. Never was she able to sum
mon courage to call the police.
Three times, she declared; she went
to the telephone, and three times
turned away. ' . ...
Clara returned from a picture
show. With her companion, the
daughter spent some time in the
hall. ' Later she went to her bed'
room on the second floor. Mrs.
Jones finally called the girl to come
(Continued On Pace Two.) -
Lausanne, Dec. 26. (By the As
sociated Press.) A Vigorously
worded protest against the decis
ion of the near east conference sub
commission on minorities to per
mit the Armenian delegates to ap
pear before the subcommlsaion and
set forth their desires, was for
warded to the conference today by
the Turkish delegation. -
Thus a new discordant - note
marked' the resumption of the
peace negotiations after the Christ
mas recess. The-tsub-commisslon
on ' minorities had planned to re
ceive the Armenian and Bulgarian
representatives this -afternoon, the
Armenians to explain their de
mands for an Armenian national
home, 'and the Bulgarians to set
forth the position of the Bulgarian
residents of eastern Thrace, which
is passing to Turkish sovereignty.
Chicago, Dec 26. His throat
slashed almost to the point of de
capitation, Edward J. O'Day, 45
years old, of 3019 West Polk
street, waa found dead on a bench
near a much traversed driveway in
Douglas park yesterday afternoon.
Failure to discover a knife or a
weapon of any kind near the body
convinced the police that the man-
was murdered. They are searching
for a tall strange who waa seen
with him on the, bench earlier in
the afternoon.
That the murder could, have been
unwitnessed is considered remark-
KIa hi tha wwilto Th. Mint I lni.au
Hor the crime is One ot the moat
exposed in the entire park and the
bench on which the body was
touad is near a skating rink, which
was thronged throughout the after
noon. The beach also-is in fall
view of a number of orach used
walks and ot the boulevard, where
a stream ot automobiles la con
stantly passing, . .,." '
Thirty Under Indictment
In Vice Probe Will Enter
Pleas In Court Tomorrow
- All defendants named . la
Bock IsUad county grand jury
iadletmetotH Rroemfd by At
torney General Edward t.
Braadaaw who are in custody,
r have famished bonds wltl
be arraigned in the circuit
court tomorrow morning at 10
'clock. There are 48 indlvid
nals named la 41 Indictments,
many of whom appear as de
fendants la Several of the In
dietmotts. Thirty defendants
- are eltler In Jail or are at lib
erty under bonds, and these
nave been notified by Special
Prosecutor Charles W. Hadley
' to appear with counsel tomor
row morning and be prepared
to enter pleas. It is. believed
' that a namher of the defend
ants, particularly In the disord
erly honse cases, will take this
opportunity to plead guilty and
pay fines.
Sixteen defendants thus far have
eluded the service of the warrants.
These include John Looney, Joe
Richards and Leonard Walker, a
Foil Plot
to Hold Up
Fast Train
, Joliet, 111., Dec. 56. An attempt
to wreck and hold up a Santa Fe
limited train at the coal , chutes
north of Joliet, early last .night,
was frustrated through the heroism
ot Thomas Sokolowski, of Fair
mont, a tender at the chutes, who
drove oft , the bandits and , then
nagged the limite-afew feet from
where spikes had ; been removed
from the rails.
The attempt to wreck fio. 5, the
Santa Fe limited to Denver, was
made shortly before 7 o'clock last
night. It Is due in Joliet at 7:06
p. m., and arrives at the coal
chutes a few minutes before that
time, making no stop, however, and
going at full speed past the coaling
Sokolowski, who was alone at
the coaling station, usually stands
outside to watch No. 5 go by, wav
ing a friendly hand at the engineer.
Last night he went outside the
chutes office a few minutes before
the train . was due. Through the
murky fog he noticed two men evi-1 which disappeared -last Thursday,
deutly working on the westward; was continued today notwlthstand
track. ing that the vessel with its crew of
He shouted at them and then eight practically was given up as
started toward tje place they were i lost last night. Not all the families
working. The bandits abandoned of the members of the crew had
their task, and opened fire on given up hope.
Sokolowski. He kept coming, how- Acting on orders from Washing
ever, and they began to -retreat.; ton. H. B. Shaver, superintendent
They ran behind side-tracked box
cars and disappeared. . .. I
Spikes Removed. !
When Sokolowski arrived at the
spot' where the men had been
working on the tracks he found
that 14 spikes bad been removed
from the inside of the rails and
four bolts had been taken from the
fish-plates which Join together the
steel rails. In another few minutes
the men would have fixed the rail
so that it would spread and wreck
the train.
A whistle sounded in the distance
and Sokolowski dashed back for a
lantern. Stumbling over the ties he
ran 300 feet up jthe westward track,
waving the lantern.
The engineer of No. 5, leaning
from his cab window, saw the sig
nal and applied the airbrakes.' He
brought his train to a stop less
than 50 feet from the spot where
the spikes had been drawn from
the rails. . j .
r .., Is Limited Trala.
Bolts were restored in the fish
plates and. the train coasted over
the weak spot- and continued its
Journey, arriving in Joliet about 20
minutes late. - '
Train No. 5 Is one of the Santa
Fe's fastest trains and usually car
ries from two to five express and
mail cars.' Officials said last night
they knew ot no unusually valuable
shipment on the train which would
cause an attempt to hold It up. It
was believed, however, that the
wreckers had planned to ditch the
limited and then rob the express
and mail cars. ,
. Brussels, Doc. 26. (By the Ass
dated Press.) The decision of the
lower Belgian courts that former
Emperor William has no -right to
collect interest on British bonds has
been sustained by the court of aa-
peals la a decision haikded downtbXl
day. Tne court orderen a Brussels
exchange broker to refund to. the
Britjah bnk Involved several mil
lion francs paid on coupons which
the bank later leaned belonged to
the ex-kaiser. -. ---,--
Ktori Prtibe
negro, tor the murder or Bin Oa-
bel and other charges; A. G. Smith,
Fred L. Herron, Billie Ray, Emil
Tank and George Marshall,' for be-
in keepers of disorderly houses:
'Jake Schaum, Cooney and a man
named "Quincy," J for conspiracy
against the gambling laws; Gint
Hippert ; and "Dirty Neck" Kelly,
for conspiracy to murder Dan
Drost; Pearf Lawrence and, Helen
Van Dale, for harboring in a house
of ill fame a girl under 18 years of
age. Helen Van Dale is In the cus
tody of federal authorities at Dav
enport on a white slavery charge,
Special Prosecutor Hadley will
return to Rock Island tomorrow
morning, and it is said he will re
main in the city indefinitely to rep
resent the state in the prosecution
of the cases. The trials are ex
pected to begin as soon after the
start of next term of court as pos
sible. In the absence of Mr. Had
ley, Assistant Special Prosecutor
George W. Wood of Moline is hand-
(Continued on Page Two.)
Disappearance Is Mystery
.. Give Up, Hope for
Ore AfterJS Days.
Cleveland, Of Dec 26. The
lifeboat ef the Cornell which
has been missing. Ibr six days
with Its rew . of eight men,
was found late today by search.
Ing tugs between Long Point
amf Port C'olburn, Canada, ac
cording to ad rices. The mes
sage prate ue details as to
w nether mnj of the crew were '
alive, or had been found in the
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 26. A vig
orous search for the tug Cornell,
of the government flying field here,
was prepared to aid in the search
today. Mr. Shaver planned to as
sign at least one airplane to fly
over Lake Erie. The tugs Tennes
see and T. C. Luts put into Ashta
bula harbor after working along
the shore westward from Erie yes
terday and several other tugs also
were ready to resume the searcn.
The cause of the disappearance
remains a mystery. No report of
any .defect in the boat has been
made within recent weeks, accord
ing to Captain Thomas JV. Gould,
United States inspector ot hulls.
The boat was Inspected last in Au
gust and was pronounced sea
worthy, he said. Captain Gould
said an Investigation will be start
ed as soon as the vessel Is offi
cially reported lost
" Repairs were made to the fire-box
last Wednesday,! according to Cap
tain Thomas Johnson, mechanical
superintendent for the Great Lakes
Towing company, former owner of
the tug. A' small leak developed, he
said, but it waa properly repaired.
Leaks of this soft occur frequently,
he added, and are not ordinarily
dangerous. ; '
t -
Late Bulletins
' Paris. Dec 2C (By the As
sociated Press) The allied
' reparations eeauaJssiea this
afteraeea fer the first time la
Its history, declared Germany
to be In voluntary default ea
one of her i-eparatieas obliga
tions, w -.- -V-!..., i. - - 'I J-".--
Chicago, Qec Sfc-Johi F.'
Bhlpple today told Chicago po
lice that Arthur Fester had
eeafessed te him that he had
ordered Mrs. Kate MtteheU
Trosten, fer whose body au
Uerltles have searched the
idralaage eaaal tor weeks. -
' Waaktaotoa. Dee.
Meat, Hardlag today denied
"that Secretary ot the Interior
Fall had resigned.
;; ' St. Levis, wi, Dee. VC
Steckbelden of the BaamOtM.
Browa Shoo company today de
clared a divldead of at fr
Bt .
. . - ,.
Today In City
AuteaoMle of : Howard - M. ,
Klove damaged $MM la col
lision en Twenty-foarta street
Tladaet ;r j
Stolen automobile of Theaas
BeseafleM located by radle aad
( retained to owner. ,
' Reck Island postoffice .dees
' largest Christmas1 business la
, Its history. . ,
Boek of government whisky
-permits stolea from offices of
Drs. Ell Bradford and Harry
Frey. .
Persons indicted by grand
jury fa vice probe will be ar
raigned In circuit coart tomor.
row morning at 10 o'clock and
given opportunity to plead to
charges against them, -
Samuel. Arndt, former Rock
Island merchant, dies la Has-,
, eogee, Okfau, hospital. ,
Today hi first registration day '
.for special city election, Jan.
16. Kext registration day wUl
be Jan. 9. .
' Residence of Louis H. B lan
sett, 733 Twenty-third street,
damaged 6S.S00 by fire.
'Steamer -Grace, engaged In
' United States river improve- ,
meat service, sinks In Missis
sippi at the foot of Nineteenth
street. .
Her Recovery a Mir
acle, Doctors
Paris, Dec. 26. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The condition - of
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt showed fur
ther improvement this, morning and
her physicians said, that they ten
tatively considered her out of dan
ger. .
- They asserted that if, the actress'
remarkable recovery continued
there was a possibility that she
might still appear in the new
Guitry play as planned.
Mme. Bernhardt was taken with
a fainting spell during a dress re
hearsal of the play several days
ago and suffered a relapse on
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 26 William
L. Cunningham, a stock salesman,
was held by police today for Balti
more authorities, who, it was said,
wish to question him as to the
whereabouts of Austin H. Mont
gomery, under indictment in Mary
land on charges of using the mails
in a scheme to defraud. Cunning
ham, according to the police, said
Montgomery was in Mexico City.
' -..U4nMl.Mn. A.lA 1.- l.n.4 ......
part in the alleged transactions
which resulted in Montgomery's in
dictment. Postoffice inspectors have been
instructed not to release Cunning
hame "under less than $100,000
bond," it was said.' Cunningham
stated Montgomery was prenarincg
I a defense in Mexico City and he
had stated "financial end political"
interests in Baltimore were trying
to "get" him.
America is Ready to Enter
World Economic Conference
(Copyright 1922, by The Argus.)
Washington, D. C, Dec 26. Op
position to Senator Borah's pro
posal for an international economic
conference is not aimed - at the
principle of a conference to restore
economic normalcy in Europe and
the world generally but at the
timeliness of the measure. .
Administration senators, who are"
lining up against the Borah resoiu
tion which would authorize the'
president to summon an interna
tional economic conference have
been adviseSf privately that the
executive branch of the government
already has been discussing the
project with other powers and that
action by the senate at this time
might be construed as committing
the United States government to a
J course of action which it might
otherwise be free to avoid.
Curiously enough, Mr. Borah's
proposal and the . circumstances
which surround it are almost iden
tical with the situation which
existed before Mr. Harding called
Uut conference on Pacific problems
and reduction of armament. The
president was in negotiation with
other govern menu whea Mr.
. CI F A NflP D R1VF i
LfM r a-
Fifth Mystery Murder
of Prohibition Men
in Ohio County.
' Steubenville, Ohio, Dec. 26. A
woman entered into consideration
today in the killing yesterday of
Charles ("Dixie") Blinn, prohibi
tion officer, "the marked man" of
the dry squad here. j
Police said Blinn was last seen I
leaving the home of Miss Lulu
Lyle, Webster alley, about 10 p
m. i
and .that shortly after that resi
dents told of hearing 'shots near
the house, and of seeing an auto
mobile driven away from near the
residence. ' . '
According to information given
police, they said today, Blinn ap
peared at the home ot ' Charles
Walker last night, in an intoxicat
ed condition, brandishing a revol
ver and threatening to "pinch a
number of places." He is said to
have left Walker's home In com
pany with Miss Lyle.
Police are working today on the
theory that Blum's murder was
planned; that he was shot- and
placed in the machine in Webster
alley and his bodjs taken to Marsh
alley two blocks away and there
dumped ottt. f There were no blood
stains on the ground where the
body was found. ,
Cedar Rapids, la., Dec. 26. Clif
ford A. Blair, formerly a motor
cycle patrolman of LaGrange, 111.,
was taken back to that place last
night by Frank P." Yeahey of Na
perville, to answer to a charge of
criminal assault on a woian.
He was arrested at his home here
on a telegram from L. G. Matthews,
chief of police of LaGrange. Blair
asserted he could prove an alibi.
Borah's resolution was projected
and it looked to the outside world
as if the Idaho senator had driven
the president into the course he
finally taok. The record at the de
partment of state will show that the
subject was being discussed in dip
lomatic channels long before it was
mentioned in the senate.
Mr. Harding is not averse to the
idea of an international economic
conference. He would gladly have
America participate in one but he
hasn't made up his mind that it
would be a good thing for America
or the world for time to take the
Who Shall fake the Lead.
'Upon the country calling any in-
ternational conference rests the re-j
sponsibility for the program. When
u . . . '
iuc . mt uiuiuvub cuutcreoqe met in
Washington, Secretary Hughes laid1
before the assembled nations at the
outset the sacrifices America was
wUling to make. Such an obligation
might seem to be imposed again in
an international economic confer-'
enee but the Harding administra
tion has no such program to offer
at this time. It feels that the Eu-
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Victim, Pinned JJnder Zla-
chine, Meets Instan
taneous Death. . .
In Fit, 432 Flfteeath avenue, ;
East Jtouae, flaal test foreman
for the Root VaaDenreort Mo- ;
tor company, was lasUaUy
killed at !3U o'clock this mora,
lag whea the test car la which .
he was riding turned ever
the Hillsdale road, one mile
east ef V alert on a hospital.
Daniel 8. SmIU ef East Moliae,
foreman ef the service depart
eat, who waa driviag the ma
chine, was painfully Injured.
His left ear waa aadiy lacerat
ed and h was braised about
the head and body.
The accident happentd on the
one-mile stretch ot hard road.
Smith was driving at the rate or
40 miles an hour, it is said, when
suddenly the car hit a depression
and went off into the dirt at the
right side of the cement The drlv-
j er, according to his story, told after
tne accident, quicaiy turned ue
wheel in an attempt io right the
machine. The automobile turned
completely around, plunged across ,
the pavement to the north side,
where it struck a big object, either
a stump or a stone, and turned
over into a ditch. Fry was pinned
under the car.
Dr. J. H. Fowler, who examined
the man shortly after the accident,
pronounced him dead, mere were
no marks on his body, and it is be-
Ueved t)uit nis neck wa8 broken,
The body was removed to Ange-
vine's undertaking parlors in East
Moline and Smith was taken to the
office of Dr. Fowler. After his in
juries were dressed he was remov
ed to his home.
George Walker, assistant to the
president of the motor company,,
who was in another test car about
one-fourth of a mile ahead ot Fry
and Smith, scented trouble when
Fry and Smith failed to keep- pace
with him. Mr. Walker then turned
his car around to investigate and
found the rear machine in the ditcu..
IS Tears With Concern. ?
Thn tiKt car in which Frv and
4S.I,, vfilfnor wfl!l stlitinfll
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down to engine, chassis and seat
and was used in trying the motors
for speed and endurance.
Fry was 33 years of age, having
been born near Kalona, Iowa, in
1883. He started to work at the
Root & VanDervoort plant when
he was a boy and had been employ
ed there continually for IS years.
He was an excellent mechanic and
competent driver, and he had the
confidence of the management.
Every other employe in the pl!nt
knew Ira and he was universally
respected. He was a member of
the East Molino lodge of Masons.
Left to mourn his passing, nre
the widow; his parents, who reside
near Kalona, Iowa, and a brother
and sister, at home.
Lausanne, Dec. 26. (By the As
sociated Press.) Former Premier
Venizelos of Greece, in a Christmas
message to the American Red
Cross, expressed the gratitude of
the Greek people for America's gen
erosity in succoring the millions ot
refugees who have swarmed into
"Through the American Red
Cross and other organizations," the
message said, "you came to the res
cue, your flour feeding tuem, your
blankets arriving to rob the winter
of its terrors, and your doctors sav
ing the sick.
"We face the future with courage
but we are conscious of its perils.
Only, by the continuance of your
help can misery be permanently
' "Praying to the same God 4 and
celebrating the nativity of the same '
Christ' we express our thanks."
: Superior, Wis., Dec. 26: Ole G.
Kinney, rtate senator-elect of the
Seventh district, died today.
Washington. Dec. 26. Discus
sions at today's cabinet meeting
dealt with the effect of the new tar
iff law as shown by foreign trade
statistics. Exports and imports of
the United States, it was said, are
increasing at a rate which con
vinces responsible officials that the
world Is recovering from the de
gression which followed the World.
war, and that tie new tariff laws is
not registering any iU-effocts which
wore anticipated from U. ' ,
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