Clipped From The Tipton Daily Tribune
TBB flPfOH &£tt.Y fRiBtiNft KIDNAPING THREATS. Disclosed by South Bend Police After "Battle." (By United Pr*n). South Bend, May 11.—Threats of kidnaplngs among ' South Bend's wealthy residents, led in- directy to a gun battle today between between public and private police, in which no one was Injured. Regular police opened fire upon upon "suspicious characters" at the John D. Mahoney home; and tbe fire was returned. It was soon discovered that the men were private police" hired by Maboney, an official at the Bendlx Plant, because of kidnaping threats. Policemen revealed that other prominent persons, Including Vincent Vincent Bendix, had received threatening threatening notes. TWO COMMITTEES (Cantinued from Page 1.) tion and a number of persons were supplied. This flour is given out to needy families and will be distributed as long as it lasts. Mrs. Addleman in chaarge of the sta- t tion also distributed a large amount of clothing and other articles to those who applied. While Tipton is one of the most fortunate cities in the state in the matter of caring for its unemployed unemployed there exists a need for assistance to many of those more situated should not i lay down on the job. More cloth- ing, shoes and other articles are needed and will be called for if the supply depot is notified. In Federal Court. <I!y United Press). Indianapolis, May 11. -~- The Martinsville rate case, in which the public service commission ruled that electric rates should be based on local property used in furnishing the power, was placed before the United States supreme court today by attorneys for the Wabash Valley Electric Company. ARCADIA WOMAN *MB». Mn. Mary Betas- Was Hi BCaay Weeks With Caacer. Mn. Mary Belser, wife of Job Belter, of Arcadia, died Tuesda night at 11 o'clock at ber bom In Arcadia. Death was due t cancerous complications from wblcb sbe bad been suffering fo several months. She- bad bee confined to ber bed since Febru ary 27, and deatb came as a re lease after great suffering. Mrs. Belser, whose maide name was Mary Wilson, was th daughter of -Joshua and Ellsa beth Wilson, and was born on farm west of Arcadia, June 1 1S60. She had lived all ber Hf in or near Arcadia with the excep tion of two years, when the fam ily resided in CCokomo. She united in marriage to John Belze March 2, 1877. The husband an ten children survive. The children are Mrs. Ber Snowden, of Kokomo; Mrs. Dor Hunt, of Alexandria; Mrs. Jess Hunt, of El wood; Mrs. Sail Gosho, of Cicero; Mrs. Josephin Baden, of Pituburg, Cal.; Mn Ollie Thurston, of Goldsmith Garrie, Lora and Arza Belzer, an Mrs. Mary Bowman, of Arcadia She is also survived by forty-on grandchildren, fourteen grea grandchildren and one half-els ter, Mrs. Frank Nicholson, of A cadia. A granddaughter, Mr Everett Peters, resides on Nort Independence street. Mrs. Belzer was a devoted wi and mother and a neighbor an friend whom all loved. Th daughter, Mrs. Baden, of Cal fornia. had been at the mother bedside for several weeks, a: sisting in her care with the oU er children, and had returned t her home only a short time ago, »•» PRIMARY ELECTIONS. Ohio Republicans Put Wet Cancl On Their Ticket. U'.y I'nitcrt Tross). Presidential politics were ten porarily over-shadowed today a Ohio primary election return GERMAN WAR HANCELLORN BY C The "Extreme Stupidity" of Gottlieb von Jagow Xi Tragedy by Von New York, May 11.—The waited posthumous indictment of the German government by Prince Bernhard von Buelow, former imperial chancellor, for its course in the days preceding the world war, appears In the third volume of bis voluminous memoirs, published published here last week. In it the prince details the charges of incompetence which he poured upon his successor. Von Bethmann-Hollweg, In, the first i volume issued last June. He turns j his biting sarcasm, too, upon Gottlieb von Jagow, foreign min- Ister. j The two and their immediate; assistants are presented as pup-j pets manipulated by strings held, by Count . Leopold Berchtold,! Austro-Hungarian foreign minis- ter, of whom It is said that. his "frivolous incapacity far exceeded! even Austrian standards in such j matters." Only such a person. Von Buelow Buelow states, "could so hypnotize Bethmann and his colleagues that they grew as wax in his hands. He dragged them into this terrible terrible war, not because they themselves themselves had ever wanted it, but because they were incapable of resistance." German "war guilt" is denied vehemently in the volume. It i was neither the monarchy nor the he nation that was at fault, maintains, but the men at the head of the government, and Von j Buelow finds them not guilty of intent, but only of extreme stu-| pidity. /_ j "I affrm of the Germafls_JSiati we were the most pacific people] in pre-war Europe," writes tlie! ex-chancellor. "Through those] forty-three years which divided! the treaty of Frankfurt (1871) !