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Deputy Sheriff and Company
Officers Held Up and Rob
bed of Pay Roll for
Escape in Automobile
SDrinefield. 111.. Auk. 13. Four
bandits in an automobile held up a
deputy sheriff and mine officer of
the Peabody Mining interests at
Kincaid this afternoon and escaped
with a pay roll of $114,000.
The nay roll was for miners of
three mines in the vicinity of Kin
caid, a mining town near Taylor
r. M. Jones, cashier of the Kincaid
Trust and Savings bank, was struck
over the head with a revolver by
one of the bandits who grabbed the
i tav roll.
Jerome Lockhard, the deputy who
accompanied htm, was armed with
a rifle and revolver, but was com
pelled to drop his weapons. Jones
and Lockhard were on their way
from the railroad station to the bank
with the packages containing the
money which arrived on an Illinois
After securing ' the money the
bandits jumped into an automobile
and drove in the direction of Spring
field. The robbers are believed to be the
same who robbed F. M. Cornthwaite
of Decatur of his automobile on the
highway 10 miles north of here.
Highwaymen, at point of revolvers,
DOllna vorninwaiie nunu anu iuui
and gagged him, leaving him con
cealed in a cornfield. They then
drove away with the auto. He man
aged to release himself and notified
the countryside. The robbers had
not been captured late tonight.
Sheriff Dunbar of Taylorville,
with a posse in automobiles, started
in pursuit; Sheriff Mester of Spring
field, with a force of men, was guard
ing roads into .Springfield.
Money Sent from Chicago. .
Money for the mine payroll was
sent from Chicago to Taylorville to
etay. At Taylorville it was trans
ferred to the Illinois Midland for
Kincaid. The money was to have
been held in the bank over Sunday
. and paid to the miners Monday.
It was believed that the bandits
followed the Peabody payroll from
The bandits appeared so suddenly
and worked so rapily that they were
speeding out of the village before
the inhabitants realized what had
happened. Volunteers in automo
biles started in pursuit.
Three of the men oraerea jones
and Lockhart to hold up their
hands. The fourth bandit stayed in
the machine with the motor running.
Jones was slow in following the
bandit's command. Without hesita
tion one of them knocked hib down
with a revolver. Lockhart was
overpowered by the other two men,
who took his weapons from him.
Posses Lose Trail.
Pursuing posses lost the trail of
the bandits north of Taylorville.
A farmer whom Sheriff Dunbar
passed said he saw a machine with
four men speeding toward Decatur.
Only meager descriptions of the
bandits were furnished by Jones and
Lockhart and witnesses of the
holdup. One of the robbers, it was
said, had a broken nose.
It was believed the bandits ar
rived in Kincaid earlier in the day
and hid where they could watch the
street through which Jones and
Lockhart passed. Two strangers
, were seen back of a motion picture
Jipater durine the afternoon The
theater is near the bank in front oi
whrre the robbery occurred.
A score of people witnessed the
holduo, but appeared to be dazed
by what they saw.
Express Tax Repeal Decided
By Committee in House
Washington, Aug. 13. Repeal of
the express tax of 1 cent on every
20 cents of value was decided upon
today by the ways and means com
' The committee also voted to levy
a flat license tax of $10 on all re
tailers of soft drinks and to fix the
manufacturers' tax on cereal bev
erages at 12 cents a gallon in place
of the present manufacturers' tax
of IS per cent on the sale price.
Herriclc Introduces Bill
Aimed at Beauty Contests
Washington, Aug. 13. A bill aim
ed at newspaper beauty contests
was introduced in the house by Rep
resentative Herrick, republican, of
Oklahoma, who declared women of
yesterday were thinking more of
their looks than their homes. An
editor attempting to start such a
contest would face a jail sentence
under the plan. " '
American Actress Bound
And Robbed in London
London, Aug. 13. Florence Tur
ner, said to be an American actress
and who had been missing since
Thursday, was found bound and
Fagged yesterday, in Hanipstead
Heath, North London. She accused
a man named Phillips of having
lobbed her of rings, a brooch and
Fremont, Neb., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) C. U. Moore, 92, of Arlington,
who moved to Fremont last spring,
prepared his own grave and erected
his own tombstone a few years ago.
The aged man is enjoying good
health and is still active about the
home of J. P. Long. Mr. Long is
the sexton of Ridge cometery and
the nonagenarian spends much of his
time in nursing the, flowers and
beautifying the grounds of the burial
Some years ago, Mr. Moore bunt
a cement curbing around the grave
of his wife, who died 10 years ago.
He has prepared his last resting
place at the side of his wife and
through his own labors, constructed
a concrete tombstone, inscribed with
an epitaph for both. One space is
left open for the date of his own
Man Arrested on
Dentist Held in Connection
With Death of Laborer in
Oregon Given Medical
Calgary, Aha., Aug. 13. Suffer
ing from the strain under which he
has been laboring for nearly a month
as a fugitive from Roseburg, Ore.,
Dr. R. M. Brumfield, wanted in the
Oregon city in connection with the
alleged slaying of Dennis Russell, a
laborer, had to be given medical at
tention in the city jail here today.
He had not slept throughout the
night and was extremely nervous
this morning. His voice was
"Send my love to my wite ana
ok.'tron and tell them everything
will be right," was Brumfield's only
remark when questioned Dy a re
nnrtpr fnr the Canadian nress. He
declined to make any other state
ment. Last night he saia ne womu
tell everything to . the district at
torney at Roseburg.
Brumfield waived extradition
Letter Gives Details.
Tn the letter which the police
found hidden beneath a mattress on
r. n,,,,v,fl0iH'o heH at the farm
house where he had been employed
as a laborer several points were
brought out coinciding witn newb
paper accounts of Russell's slaying.
Police said it was evident Brumfield
was writing the letter to someone
interacted in the matter and
a person whom he was anxious to
advise of the details ot me case.
In the letter the writer related that
he was sitting in front of his shack
one evening when tne uoc iuuc
along. They got into a conversation
a t, fRrnmfield') asked if "the
Doc" would sell his rifle. He wrote
further "the Doc" returned later tnai
evem'ner with the rifle and that "the
Doc" gave him a drink of whisky
The liquor made him in, tne let
ter said, and he went for a drive
with the other man to try and
straighten up, but that he was nearly
Auto Jumps Off Road.
The writer said that while "the
Doc" was driving him to the lat
ter's place the' automobile lunged off
the road and upset. He managed to
iump clear, but his companion was
killed. While he was looking under
the car by the light of a match the
letter declared, the machine caught
fire and he was forced to run away
to avoid the explosion. In the mean
time, he had changed into some of
"the Doc's" clothing.
It was through an express order
sent by Dr. Brumfield to Seattle
from Banff, Alta, under the name of
Norman M. Whitney that his pres
ence in Canada was disclosed.
Detective Sergeant Waugh of the
Royal Canadian Mountea Police,
learning of the order, went to Banff,
where he found that the person who
had represented himself as Norman
M. Whitney had secured a position
on a farm.
WHERE TO FIND
The Big Features of
THE SUNDAY BEE
"A Daughter of Pan," Blue Rib
bon Short Story by Stephen McKen
na Part 4, Page 1.
"How France's Crown Jewels Are
Guarded," by Sterling Heilig Part
4, Page 3.
"The Anarchist Hunter," Another
of the Series "The World's Greatest
Detective Cases" Part 4, Page 3.
Auto-Camping at Elmwood Park
Rotogravure Section, Page 1.
"Omahan Who Wrote Famous
Smile Verse" Part 4, Page 3.
Sports News and Features Part
3, Pages 1 and 2.
"The Married Life of Helen and
Warren" Part 4, Page 8.
"The Bogie of Fear," Arthur Som
er Roche Serial Part 4, Page 2.
"The Love Link," by Owen Oliver
Part 1, Page 7.
Society and News for Women
Editorial Comment Part 4,
For the Children Part 4. Page 5.
"With Omahans Abroad" Roto
gravure Section, Page 3.
"How Rev. Titus Lowe Lived on
59 Cents a Day" Part 4, Page 3.
"The Diary of a Golf Widow," by
James J. Montague Part 1, Page 8.
Of K. K. K.
North Carolina Oragnization
Just Machine to Collect
Initiation Few, For
mer Head Avers.
Declares Order Is Fraud
Copies of the expose of the Ku
Klux Klan chapter in North Caro
lina by Maj. Bruce Crayen when he
resigned as Grand Dragon of the
Klan in that state have been turned
over to E. W. Byrn, jr., chief in
charge of the bureau of the United
States Department of Justice in
These copies have been filed in
Chief Byrn s office.
"I am making no investigation
into the Ku Klux Klan in Nebraska,"
said he, "but I am filing away for
future reference all information of the
organization which comes to my at
Shown to Kinsler.
Copies of the Craven expose also
were shown United States District
Attorney J. C. Kinsler.
Maj. Bruce Craven is a lawyer,
financier and writer of Trinity, N. C,
and is a son of the founder of Trin
"The new organization of the Ku
Klux Klan, as at present conducted
in North Carolina, is an organization
engaged exclusively in collecting
initiation fees under false pretenses,
without any legal standing in the
state, and is in my opinion a failure
and a fraud," was the bombshell
which struck North Carolina August
5, when Major Craven announced,
with a bitter statement, his resigna
tion effective at noon, as Grand
Dragon of the Klan there.
Excerpts From Expose.
Excerpts from a copy of his ex
pose forwarded to 'Chief Bryan for
"It is foolish for me any longer
to keep up the bluff of secrecy. I
have never been more than the titular
head in the state, and while the whole
thing is a sore subject to me and will
remain a painful memory, I have no
apology to make except this open
statement. - ,
My name has been used to collect
money under false pretenses. I my
self have made promises that cannot
be fulfilled. They were based on
my faith in the high officials. That
faith has been broken and I have
no way of making amends but this.
"I notified the imperial wizard,
Colonel Simmons, in Atlanta, exact
ly what I was going to do and asked
if there was anything to show my
ideas erroneous. He made no at
tempt to answer.
"Every person before admission is
given the right to sever the connec
tion at any time. Accordingly I
have made my resignation direct to
the imperial wizard, to whom only I
am answerable both as Grand Dra
gon and as Klansman.
"The secrecy is nothing at all be
cause there isn't any. The only se
crets of consequence known to me
concern a multitude of lawless acts
which I was unable to prevent or
suppress, but the full particulars of
which I know, but which I am not
likely to tell since I was sworn to
fraternity with the criminals and am
therefore, morally, if not technically
legally, a partkeps criminis.
Can't Prevent Outrages.
"There is no possibility of keeping
the organization from unlawful out
rages, nor out of politics. I was in
the presence of the imperial wizard
when another high official made the
statement that he wanted everything
urged toward the consummation of
a national organization which could
select a presidnt of its own and there
was general agreement with the sen
"There are at the present time per
haps 5,000 in the state who have paid
their initiation fees, many of whom
when they got in and saw who was
there kissed their money good-bye
and quit. Some of the best citizens
have joined and finding there was
no restriction whatever in admitting
members except the money consider
ation, they left never to return and
were labeled traitors to the sacred
"One of them, a prominent busi
ness man, protested against the
wholesale admission of thieves and
bootleggers, and he was summarily
'banished' without a trial, and sup
posedly in disgrace, by the organ
izer and without consulting me. In
another town, the most notorious
criminal in the county got in by
paying for it and when the decent
element protested I ordered that if
the man did not deny the facts his
money would be refunded and he be
notified that he was dropped from
the rolls. This the organizers re
fused to do and kept him in because
he was bringing in others of the
same kind at so much per head.
Prefers to Lose. .
"Personally I prefer to lose with
out protest what I have put into it.
Why did I fall for it? Well. I am
a credulous enthusiastic sort of a
person, with a lot of prejudices and
so forth, and I think the professions
of this thing met all the require
ments of alt the foolish ideas I pos
sessed. "Even then I held back a long time,
and never entered until I was shown
what they ' claimed was the whole
system. They told me fcr instance,
that Senator Simmons was one of
(Turn to I'xfe Two, Column Six.)
Salem Judge Victim
.Of Plot to Burn Home
Pawnee City, Neb., Aug. 13.
(Special.) Judge Twist of Salem,
Neb., has been the victim of many
attempts at blackmail recently. He
has received three letters demanding
that he resign from the city coun
cil, and threatening him in case he
failed to do so. These he ignored.
Later, fire was started in his home
in nine different places. All these
were discovered in time to save the
property from destruction.
No arrests have been made as yet,
but an energetic attempt will be
made to apprehend the guilty parties.
Flood of Liquor
Pouring Into U. S.
By Way of Detroit
Seven Truck Loads Seen on
Canadian Docks Headed for
"Dry" Territory Across
. Detroit, Aug. 13. Although Fed
eral Prohibition Director Graham
announced yesterday after a confer
ence with Canadian customs officials,
he found reports of the amount of
liquor being cleared for the United
States from Canada were greatly ex
aggerated, seven automobile trucks
loaded with whisky were counted on
the municipal docks at Sandwich
Friday, while the conference was in
session. Each truckload was placed
aboard launches which headed for
Launches were piled high with
whisky and beer openly. Sandwich
city employes worked nearby and
paid no heed to the liquor-runners'
At one of the Windsor breweries
inquiries brought the announcement
that eight or 10 truckloads would
be leaving Friday night, with beer
consigned to Detroit by way of
small river boats.
Rum running from Canada, which
was well-nigh stopped when On
tario went dry, July 19, has not
only been resumed, but is assum
ing greater proportions than ever,
following a ruling of Magistrate
Gundy in Windsor police court
Wednesday. He directed that Cana
dian officers had no right to stop
shipments of liquor destined for the
United States or any other point
Canadian customs officers there
after determined that, since such
shipments were legal, they had no
right to deny them clearance papers.
They are issuing clearance papers to
anyone who asks for them, cover
ing shipments of all sizes.
The price of "good" liquor, which
had soared in the case of Irish
whisky to $18 a quart and was from
$8 to $10 for Canadian liquor, ' is
headed downward. Hearing cn the
temoorary injunction, restraining
federal authorities from interfering
with shipments by Walker Brothers,
Ltd., of Jiquor . in bond through
the United States for export,' will
be started before Judge Arthur G.
Tuttle in the United , States district
$1,300 Offered for
Arrest of Bombers
Waukegan, III., Aug. 13. Rewards
totaling $1,300 were offered for the
capture and conviction of bombers
of the home of States Attorney A.
W. Smith of Waukegan, who yester
day bared details of bribe offers he
and his dry agents received to "lay
off" Fox lake this summer.
"While I can not place my hands
on those who offered the bribe, I
am confident that they were in ear
nocf anH tViaf- the $10,000 a month
they offered would be forthcoming
if I would relinquish prosecution tor
two months," Smith said.
"My answer to these law violators
will he tr redouble mv efforts to
stop the booze traffic and bring them
Sulphuric Acid Burns
Employe of Creamery
Pawnee City, Neb., Aug 13. (Spe-
i? t fnrthpxA. emnlove of
the Brown Feed & Grain company,
. t i :
was severely Durnea Dy suipnunc
acid while making tests of cream.
He was pouring the liquid from a
bottle when it broke, emptying the
contents upon his arms and body.
The overalls and shirt which he was
trai.ln wq. ..t.ti tivri-thirHa awav
by the stuff. His arms were burned
raw trom the shoulders down.
head kept his head and disrobed as
tast as possible, i his action savea
the rest of his body from getting
blistered as did his arms. Medical
aid was summoned immediately. He
will be unable to work for weeks.
School Head Resigns
Geneva. Neb., Aug. 13. (Special.)
A position on the Omaha high
school faculty has been accepted by
William H. Deaver, superintendent
of the Milligan schools for a number
of years.- Mr. Deaver s salary will
be 52,700 for this year and tor eight
years an annual increase of SflOO is
promised. No superintendent has
been chosen yet for the vacancy at
floyd George Considers De
Valera's Reply Almost
Equivalent to Rejection of
British Peace Offer.
Sinn Feiners Still Hopeful
By JOHN STEELE.
Chlongo Tribune Cable, Copyright. 1921.
1 London, Aug. 13. Developments
in the Irish situation have ta,ken a
new turn, as a result of Eamonn de
Valera's reply to the British govern
ment's proposals for a settlement.
Prime Minister Lloyd George con
s'ders the reply as almost equival
ent to a rejection of his offer, while
the Sinn Fein leaders reiterate that
it is merely a step in the negotiations
and there is nothing in it to .cause
The secret as to the contents of
the note is well guarded, but from a
person in close touch with the situ
ation it was learned that while the
wording was confused and evidently
the work of men not used to delicate
negotiations, the prime minister con
siders that the writers have returned
to the separatist position which it
was understood they had abandoned.
Take Same View.
A majority of the members of the
cabinet, in their meeting this morn
ing, were said to have taken the
The cabinet meeting was attended
by Viscount Fitzalan, viceroy of
Ireland, and General Macready, com
mander of the British forces in Ire
land. I t is declared the members
decided to take a conciliatory tone
in sending a reply and asking further
elucidation, but at the same time
pointing out that negotiations could
not drag on indefinitely It is ex
pected the reply will reach Mr. De
Valera tomorrow, in time for him
and his colleagues to study it before
the meeting of Dail Eireanrr Tues
Sinn Fein Hopeful.
. The Tribune's correspondent in
Dublin wires that feeling there is
hopeful of peace. It is stated in
Dublin that Mr. De Valera's note
was the result of pressure brought
to bear on him by extremist repub
licans, who believe that now is the
time to secure complete independ
ence. The moderate Sinn Feiners,
however, seem confident of carrying
the day when Dail meets.
Mr. De Valera is now touring the
martial law country in company
with Richard Mulcahy.
Broken Nose When Car
Wheel Runs Over Head
Louis Gerelick, 17, 1SS4 North
Twentieth street, working his second
day as a Western Union messenger,
sustained a broken nose and severe
bruises when run over by an autO'
mobile driven by I. Rosenberg, pro
prietor of tne Central hotel, Elev
enth and Dodge streets, Saturday
Gerelick, who was riding a bicy
cle, was thrown to the pavement, a
rear wheel of the automobile passing
over his head and hip. The accident
occurred at Eleventh and Harney
The messenger boy said that Ros
enberg turned east on Harney at
Eleventh street, "stepping on the
gas" and giving him no chance to
avoid the car. Gerelick's injuries
were attended at the police station.
Rosenberg reported at the station
and-was released on bond.
Tax Revision Impartial.
White House Declares
Washington, Aug 13. An official
statement explaining the administra
tion's tax - revision program was is
sued today at the White House.
"It is felt that highly important
progress has been made," the state
ment says, adding:
"There has been no effort to re
lieve the rich of their share of the
burdens, but rather to insure that no
class will be left an avenue of es
cape from these. A casual analysis
of the proposals shows that what may
be described as 'the rich man's taxes'
will produce about $1,800,000, while
the balance will be distributed over
the entire community, rich and poor.
"The whole tax reform program
contemplates freeing business from
what have been paralyzing and ex
asperating restrictions, encouraging
to the utmost the resumption of en
terprise and business."
Italians and Russians
Prepare Commercial Treaty
Rome, Italy, Aug. 13. Italian and
Russian economists are at present
preparing a comni'rcial treaty be
tween the two countries on similar
lines to that signed by England and
Russia. The head of the Russian
economic mission in Italy is M. Vo
rovsky. The Italian government is
represented on the Italian mission,
and Count Sforza, Italian foreign
minister, has had many interviews
with the Russian envoy.
Pulitzer Trophy and Ship
Which Won It First Year
1 - "4 K
This is the Pulitzer trophy, made of bronze, for which world renowned
fliers will compete at the first international air congress in Omaha Novem
ber 3, 4 and 5.
Lieut. C. C. Moseley's 6o0-horse power, American plane which won
the first Pulitzer trophy race last year. The ship traveled 116.08 miles in
44 minutes and 29 seconds in the race at Mitchell Field, Garden City, L. I.
Lxammers Will Probe
Octavia Bank Failure
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 13. Attorney
General Clarence A. Davis and an
examiner from the office of J. E.
Hart, secretary of the department of
trade and commerce, will go to Oc
tavia tomorrow to examine the
books of the failed Octavia bank and
determine whether criminal prosecu
tion will be made against anyone
other than E. A. Rusher, missing
Hart stated recently that beyond
a doubt part of Rusher's shortages
resulted from attempts to keep a
brother-in-law from becoming a fi
nancial wreck. The brother-in-law
is a son of George Hahn, presidtnt
and founder of the bank.
Admiral Kato Heads Jap
Disarm Naval Delegation
Tokio, Aug. 13. Vice ' Admiral
Kanji Kalo, director of the naval
staff college has been informally se
lected by the Japanese navy to head
this country's naval delegation to the
conference on disarmament and Far
Eastern questions to be held in
Washington, says . the newspaper
Nich Nichi. He is to be accom
panied to the United States, it is
said by Captains K. Yamanashi, Y.
Vyedas Nagao and six other offi
cers. . .
The League of Nations association
of Japan has adopted resolutions
supporting the principles actuating
President Harding in calling the dis
armament conference. , .
Expedition to Rescue Two
. Missing Explorers Fails
Christiania, Aug. 13. The Aften
posten has received a dispatch from
Hammerfet, the northernmost
town of Europe, which reports that
the expedition sent by the state
council last August, to rescue Kn ri
sen and Tcssen, who were reported
as missing from the last Amund
sen North Polar expedition, has re
turned without finding trace of the
two men at Cape Wild, where they
were supposed to have been-
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Driver Who Ran Down
Youth Is Released
When Carl Rice, 12, 3009 North
Forty-ninth avenue, was struck by
a truck Saturday at Fifty-sixth and
Military avenue, the driver, Paul
Newcomer, picked up the lad, took
him to the Methodist hospital, drove
to the boy's home and carried the
parents to the hospital. He then
gave himself up to police, after
making report of the accident.
Because of his action, Newcomer
was released without bond by the
Young Rice's injuries consisted of
bruises, said to be not serious.
Minnesota Renters Form
Fulda, Minn., Aug. 13. Farmers
of this section who rent have formed
what is believed to be the first farm
tenants' organization. It was agreed
at the organization meeting that all
tenants should demand the same
rental agreements from owners for j
the year 1922. . The body placed the
maximum rental for the coming year
at one-third of the small grain, two
fifths of the corn, or $4 cash per
acre and $4 cash per acre for good
pasture and hay ground.
Bill Granting $48,500,000 to
Shipping Board Passes House
Washington, Aug. 13. By a vote
of 159 to 87, the house passed today
and sent to the senate the bill carry
ing $48,500,000 for expenses of the
shipping board until next January 1.
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New Speed Records Predicted;
Winner of World Event
May Have to Exceed
170 Miles an Hour.
Noted Flyers ,to Compete
Omaha has landed the Pulitzer
trophy race for 1921, the most im
portant air event in the world held
annually, as the stellar event of the
First International Air congress to
be held here November 3, 4 and 5,
President Earl Porter of the Oma
ha branch of the Aero Club of
America announced Saturday.
The city of Detroit, which has
been awarded the Pulitzer race for
this year, allowed Omaha to have
the race with the provision that
Detroit shall have it next year. The
Pulitzer race will bring the leading
flyers of the world to the congress,
according to President Porter, who
asserts the plane that wins the j:ace. ,
will probably have to exceed a peed
of 170 miles an hour. .
Noted French Aviator to Fly.
Sadi LeCointe, famous French
aviator, who won the world's cham
pionship for fast flying in the in
ternational meet in France last year,
has announced he will take part in
the Omaha congress.
J. E. Cox, Texas millionaire, also
has announced he will enter his spe
cially built speed craft, known as
the "Texas Wildcat," and said to
be the fastest ship in the world.
New speed records for the world
will doubtless be set at the air con
gress in the Pulitzer race, according
to F. L. Bruington, who has just
returned from Mitchell field, Garden
City, L. I., where he arranged for
New Type of Biplane.
"While there I saw two armv air
planes in test flights make 170 miles
an hour." said Mr. Bruington. "A
new type of biplane will be entered
in the trophy race by the navy. Just
what speed this ship is capable of
making is proble,matics!2L.
Last year at Mitchell field Lieut.
C. C. Moseley won the first Pulitzer
race with an American-built ship, fly
ing 116.08 miles in 44 minutes and
29 seconds. The ship was equipped
with a 600-horse power motor.
The winner of the Pulitzer race
at the Omaha air meet will receiv
$5,000 cash; the aviator finishing sec
ond will get $2,000 and the third will
win $1,000.. In addition the plan
finishing first in this race will bi
awarded the Pulitzer trophy, which
was donated by Ralph Pulitzer tc
the Aero Club of America and whicf
is competed for annually to stimulate
interest in aviation.
Assailant of Small
Girl Sought by Police
Police are seeking a white mav
who attempted Friday night to as
sault Irene Holt, 10, daughter 6
Mr. and Mrs. M. Holt, 2444 Bun
According to a report made tc
police Saturday, Irene was walking
on Twenty-fourth street betweet
Cuming and Burt when a man ao
costed her and enticed her into at
alley. When the man attempted ta
assault the girl, she screamed.
Two negroes heard her outcriei
and ran to the rescue. As they en
tered the alley the man fled. Police
were given a good description of the
assailant by the -girl.
California Woman Awarded
Third of $300,000 Estate
Fargo, N. D., Aug. 13. Mrs.
Louis E. Knight, Los Angeles, will
receive one-third of the $300,000
estate of the late S. H. Knight of
Casselton, N. D as his lawful wife.
according to the decision of Tudne
William C. Hook, United States cir
cuit court of appeals, announced
Judge Hook filed the decision
shortly before his death 10 days
The case has been in the courts
since 1917. Relatives of Mr. Knight,
who was married five times, tried to
prevent Mrs. Knight from securing
any of the Knight estate on the
ground that she was not his lawful
The case hinged on a technicality
of the incompleteness of divorce.
Preacher Who killed Priest
Held for 'Unlawful Homicide'
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 13. A
verdict of unlawful homicide was
returned yesterday by Coroner J.
D. Russum. who investigated the
kjjling of Father James E. Coyle,
dean of the Catholic church for
north Alabama, yesterday as he sat
on the porch of his home. Coroner
Russum announced that a warrant
will be issued tomorrow charging
the Rev. Edwin R. Stephenson with
murder in connection with the death.
Man on Trial for Slaying
Wife 29 Years After Crime
Eagle Pass, Tex., Aug. 13. Twenty-nine
years after the alleged com
mission of the crime, Estevan Tovar
went to trial in district court here
today on a charge of wife murder.
A quarrel between Tovar and some
of his associates recently brought to
light the old case, which had been
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