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Today The Prince and Mrs. Coolidge. 'A Memorable Flight. Cutting the Stars' Salaries. Fly Cautiously. By Arthur Brisbane t mHE PRINCE OF WALES i misht learn something from Mrs. Coolidge. On his thirty-third birthday he and - his brother went to a costume ball dressed as Eton schoolboys. That will not please Britons that like to take their royalty seriously. Henry VIII. predecessor ot King George, at the age of 12. wrote letters to Erasmus and others that amaze you. Perhaps he didn't really write them, but he signed them. Royalty that wishes to be taken seriously must take Itself seriously. Mrs. Coolidge. in South Dakota, sees women of til kinds, young girls tnd grandmothers, , wearing knickerbockers. Mrs. Coolidge respects them and probably admires their common sense, but the. will not wear knickerbockers. Rubber boots when she goes fishing and a skirt ot reasonable length never mind if it geta wet ' Clothes, ts Carlyle shows in "Sartor Resartus." makes all the difference between a king in his grandeur tnd a "featherless biped." ' Commtnder Byrd will mtke tn important exneriment in his ' flight, different from Lindbergh's dashing adventure. In a big Fok- ' ker plane, with three engines, Commtnder Byrd will take three other men, tnd a radio which will send news ts the Journey progresses. That flight is the beginning of t series of trtns-At-lantlc passenger carrying on t sound btsis. It should be remembered that Rodmtn Wanamaker, who pltnned t trtns-Atlantlc flight in 1914, tnd has spent $500,000 ctrrying out his idet, has made the Byrd flight possible. He deserves the nation'! thanks, not merely for spending his money but f6r sticking to his plan to promote Amer-ictn flying. Film companies ' will cut all salaries above $50 a week from 10 to 25 per cent. The saving will be $20d,000 a week, about $10,000,000 a year. This will not hurt pictures. Sensible economy never hurt anything. And It won't keep the , right man or woman from getting twice ts much as tny movie actor ever got, if he or she can earn It.. . At this moment of flying enthusiasm one word of caution Is necessary, and expert fliers remind you of it. Don't go up "just to know how it feels," unless you know the pilot and the machine. There are unsafe machines, plenty of them, including many bought secondhand from the United States government. There are unskillful pilots and others skillful but reckless. Barring dangerously bad weather, bad pilots and unsafe machines, flying is now safe. But . gfe CAREFUL. President Coolidge's pet raccoon ran away and now in some tree, where nature intended her to live, that raccoon lady is as happy as President Coolidge would be if he were out of offico, out of politics, living quietly in . his native Btate. s Because she lived with Preal- dent Coolidge, Rebecca is discussed all over the United States. Thousands of theatrical ladies will envy the little raccoon's publicity. She is like the rooster tn the fable that scratched . up a ltrge diamond and would rather have had a grain of corn. A woman holds and refuses to release another woman's 3-year-old son until a certain debt be paid. This now seems monstrous, but once it would have seemed reasonable. Dickens fought and broke down a law that put any debtor In prison, to sta", there until his debt was paid. All agreed that respect for property demanded debt Imprisonment, , "How are you going to collect money if you can't put the man in Jail?" was asked. Before the French revolution, when courts . authorized torture of the accused! and even torture of innocent witnesses, the question was asked: "How can you have any justice ft you don't permit torturing witnesses and the accused?" (Copyright. 19:7. by th Star Company.) i SOUTHERN CHINESE ADVANCE ON PEKIN SHANGHAI. China. June 24. (."?)-. The launching of a drive on Pek!n by southern Chinese forcei is believed here to bt signalled by military advices to the Nanking Nationalist government, sayipg troops of Marshal Feng Yu-Hstang. military commander . of the Radical Nationalist government of Hankow, have crossed the Yellow river in northeast Honan . p.-ovlnce. They are entering Chthll province. In which Pekin Is situated, and which Is held by Chang Tso-Lln, northern generalissimo. i SHANGHAI, China, June 24 (Ti-The United States transport Chauinont, carrying l.l.V) marinel, sailed this afternoon for Tientsin. Chibli province. THE INDIANAPOLl VOL. 23. NO. 20. Lindy 51116 OF he L Otis J. Briggs, Drugless Healer School Head, Admits Predating Diplomas to Escape Law. GIVES "GRADUATE LIST" Knew It Was Illegal, but Wanted to "Help Some of the Boys." A confessed longing to "help suffering humanity" even to the extent of grinding out fake medical diplomas on a strictly cash basis landed Otis J. Briggs, 35 years old, 235 East St. Joseph street, dean of the College of Drugless Physicians, 213-215 Empire Life building, in city prison on a charge of conspiracy to commit a felony yesterday. Briggs, in a written confession to detecllves, detailed his "strictly cash" reasons for assuming the role of benefactor to his fellow men and told ot sending twenty-one diplomas through his "mill," according to Claude M. Worley, chief of detectives. , The certificates were given to students enrolled In the college for a few weeks' instructions In the art of drugless healing this year and dated previous to Jan. 1. lll'.'T, to escape pro-iHalnni nf a Ixw enacted bv the last Legislature making it Illegal for any j person to practice medicine in the stale who had not graduated from a recognised school of medicine prior to Jan. 1, 1927. Mrs. Ethyl Briggs, S3 years old, his wife, was talten to the police station for questioning, and later released. Briggs made a lengthy written confession of his Illegal activities to Detectives Donald Tooley and John Marren. HELPIXO HCMAN1TT." Briggs In his confession stated that "1 knew that this transaction (referring to one of the many) was In violation of the law, but that I could help some of the boys get started Into the practice in drugless therapeutics i to help suffering humanity." Throughout questioning by detectives, Bi'iggs maintained that his sole object in dating the diplomas prior to the enactment, of the law was to help the "boys and serve humanity. Briggs was not so particular whether his students were white or black. Just so thV money kept rolling In. Ha confessed that he maintained a special school for colored students at 03 North Senate avenue, many of whom were presented with certificates of graduation on completion of their short course. Diplomas for the following graduates were prepared and presented by Briggs, according to the confession. AH bore November or December. 1926, graduation dates, although the students "attended" commencement exercises within the last two or three months. Earl Simons, Upper Sandusky, O. ! William Gwynn, address unknown; Hal Roy LaFevre, Law.rence S. Weaver, Harold B. Bolley. Charles Jackson Dietes. Morgan Williams; all of Elkhart; John Hill of Greenfield. Fritz Lederbaus 'of Indianapolis, Henrietta Sing of Indianapolis, a Mr. Chapman of Huntington, Alfred Alon-xo Shedd, assumed name of Walter A. Shead, a newspaper reporter, and Hiram E. Hoskins, 1012 Highland place: H. Smith Dulin, 603 North Senate avenue; Francis G. Cox, 1912 coxnxrED on tage two. WEATHER FORECAST. Jim Crsw : The City Manager League alms t membership f 1O0.0O0. Let's take in the other 300,000 and make it unanimous. Forecast for Indiana for Saturday and Sunday: . Fair In south, unsettled in north portion Saturday; warmer; mostly fair Sjiday, cooler In north and central portions. Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for Saturday and Sunday:, Fair and warmer Saturday; Sun day mostly fair, cooler.. United Plates Weather Boreas pecial Report for The Indianapolis Star. ALMAN'AC OF THE DAT. Sun rises at... 4:17 I Sun acts at... 7:18 WEATHER CONDITIONS YESTERDAY. Relative Humidity. J a.m. ' pet I Noon 5! pet I 7 p.m. tt pet Precipitation. Amount during twenty-four hours ending at 7 p. m . A Total amount ince Jan. . I ".... !3 61 Accumulated departure from normal! since Jan. 1 lexccM , I,"6 Temperatures. 7 n. m. .Pry SO ' Wet ii Maximum... 77 Noon. ,.rrv :i t 0 J p. in.. Dry 7B Wet tt Minimum... t! For the Same Data Last Year. 7 a.m. S3 Maximum. ...... to J p. m Ill Minimum il CONFESSES 111 s Entered as Second Class Matter at Post Offle. Indianapolis, ind. Issued Daily and Sunday. Plans A Great Story "Breaks" Many Miles Away! Immediately a corps of alert, trained newspaper workers are on . the scene to gather facts . . . and the news is rushed by wire to the editor's desk of The Indianapolis Star This is the remark- a b 1 e, instantaneous service that is rendered readers of The Star by the press associations whose network of news sources extends to all corners of the world. $1.60 GIVES SLEUTH NEW FAITH IN MAN Detective Harry B. Irlck had his somewhat shattered faith in humanity partly restored when he walked into detective headquarters yesterday afternoon. On his desk lay a letter and 11.00. The note was frltten by Joseph Calusc of Oakland, Cal. Irlck Was Investigating a case Jn the western part of the city Thursday ' morning and found Clause and a companion stranded in an automobile near White river on Michigan street. They were dividing 3 cents' worth of rolls between them and drinking a glass of water they had begged from a nearby house. When questioned, the youths confessed they were "broke" and that they had spent their last nickel for food. Irick took them to a nearby restaurant anj bought them a "square meal" apiece. When the two had finished, Irlck took them to a filling station, where he purchased five gallons of gasoline for their car, and sent '.'-em on their way. The youths explained In the letter that they had received funds from home telegraphed soon after Irlck left and that they were returning the loan. "I want to express my sincere appreciation for your kind help to us. It will not he forgotten soon. Thanks for your help In a time of real distress," the note read In part. OCEAN HOPS SPUR AVIATION-COOLIDGE RAPID CITY, S. D., June 24. (IP) President CooIMge looks on the nonstop flights across the Atlantic as having greatly stimulated public In terest In aviation and he sees In the flights an indication of Increasing use of the air In the future. The flights have demonstrated, in his opinion, that the United States is doing more along aviation transportation lelns than any other coun-try. ACTRESS GETS DIVORCE. LOS ANGELES. Cal., June 24. (.") Agnes Ayres, motion picture actress, was granted a divorce today In Superior court from S. Manuel Heachi, whom she charged wlth'desertlon. Five witnesses summoned by the actress testified In support of her charges that Reachi was jealous and domineering. They were married July 13, 1924, and separated in May, 1928. HOTTEST DAY OF YEAR! MITCHELL, S. D., June 24. The temperature climbed to 99 degrees by the government thermometer here at 3 p. m. today, the hottest day of the year. BEES IN THE ATTIC. MORRISTOWN, Ind., June 24. Mrs. H. V. Talbert, while making Jelly recently, was annoyed by an influx of bees into her workshop. Upon investigation she found than an entire colony of several thousand bees had taken up their abode in the attic of her home. COOLIDGE GETS MILK FED WORMS FOR BAIT RAPID CITY, S. D., June 24. (fl President Coolidge was presented today with a box of large, mllk-feri worms by the Omaha chapter of the Iiaak Walton League, whose spokesman recommended their use In the trout streams of the Black hills. The worms, presented by George F.- Fisher, correspondent of the Omaha World-Herald, were from six to fourteen Inches long and had been fed on cprn meal and milk for three months. Mr. Coolidge accepted them laughingly and promised to use them at an early date. GREATEST MORNING I Passenger, Mail Service for City 1 IK TD ST. LOUIS Indianapolis and Columbus, 0., WHI Be Regular Stops for Planes if Birdman Establishes Service. NEW TALKS WITH FLIER Canadian Flight Will Keep Lindy From July 4 Ceremonies Hefe. BY EVERETT C. WATKIXS, Staff Correspondent of The Star. WASHINGTON June 24. Col. Charlet A. Lindbergh may be the means ot establishing a passenger air mail route that will bring passenger service by airplane to Indianapolis. It was admitted by the flier today while he was in consultation with rtstmaster General New that one of the projects he has under consideration and to which he will give his personal attention la the establishment of a direct passenger air service between New York and St. Louis, Mo., and if this route Is planned on the most direct line, as contemplated, it will include Columbus and Indianapolis. ,1. Col. Lindbergh stated that this NeiFarm hands rusl york-St. Louts proposed sIe,.tf, TmVUpelld r becomes effective, will be under the direction of the Robertson Company of St. Louis, by whom Lindbergh has been employed for some time as a contract air mall filer. The Robertson company is anxious to retain his service and the use of his name as an aid to passenger air development. FLANS INCOMPLETE. Col. Lindbergh said h could not give any details' at this time In regard to the plan for a New York-tost. Louis passenger air route, but stated that such a route is seriously contemplated. Indianapolis to become a stopping place on AMa route, wouia have to have an airport much larger than any existing field. An acreage one mile square is recommended. Lindbergh will be unable to accept the invitation to be at Indianapolis July 4 when the corner stone Is laid for the World War Memorial. Postmaster General New failed in his efforts to persuade Lindbergh to nil the Indianapolis date, the aviator deciding to accept a pressing suggestion from Secretary of State Kellogg to make a "good will" flight to Ottawa July 2 to particlnpate in the Diamond Jubilee of tha Canadian government. Both New and Kellogg sought to influence Lindbergh. KcHogg won out. Since he would bo at Ottawa more than one day, Lindbergh must pass up the Indianapolis visit at this time. USDS AGAIN IN NEW YORK. Leaves Waihinxton With Flans for National Air Transport Line. WASHINGTON', June 24. (Associated Press) Col. Charles A. Lindbergh has as his objective the establishment at an early date of a passenger carrying air transport line that will be national in scope. The famous trans-Atlantic filer announced just before leaving here late today for New York by airplane that considerable progress had been made In tl.e discussion of certain general principles. Lindy landed in Xew York at 6:35 p. m.. flying from Washington in two hours. "Committees have been appointed to prepare the detailed plans of organization and routes to be established," he said. "I hope to be able to make' a further announcement concerning these plans some time during the next few weeks." HIS POSITION VSCERTA1N. Just what place Lindbergh Is to have In the general organization was not made clear. His conferences were carried on with Paul Henderson, head of the National Air Transport. Inc., which has the largest contracts for transporting air mail; Howard Coffin, airplane designer; Harry H. Knight, Harold Bixby and William B. Robertson, St. Louis backers of his Atlantic venture; William B. Mayo, Chester W. Cuthell and Casey Jones, an airplane test pilot of New York. Col. Lind- 'bergh's statement was in writing and was handed to newspaper correspondents at Boiling field Just before he stepped Into an army pursuit plane to fly to Mitchel field. Long Island. Before entering Into the conferences Col. Lindbergh called at the State Department to formally accept an invitation to fly to Ottawa on July 2 to participate In the diamond Jubilee there of the organization of the Canadian confederation. CONFERS WITH XEW. Before departing for Xew York, ' Lindbergh also conferred with Post-i master General New, Assistant Post-I masters General Bartlett, Glover and Regar. They discussed commercial air development generally and mall carrying particularly. On his flight to Xew York Lindbergh COM1MED OS PAGE TWO. AND SUNDAY CIRCULATION IN INDIANA. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE Bud Taylor Wins. Bud Taylor, Terre Haute bantamweight, successfully defended his claim to the world's title in-lhe division by defeating Tony Canzo-neri at Chicago last night in a thrilling ten-round battle. For full particulars turn to the sports section, Page 11. 55,000,000 HEIR DIES IN CRASH J. T. Walker of St. Louis It Fatally Injured in Friend's Plane as It Dives to Earth. rOTTSVILLE, Ta., June 24. OP) James Theodore Walker of St. Louis, Mo., heir to a $5,000,000 estate, was killed, and his cousin, G. L. Lambert, son of the owner of the Lambert Pharmaceutical Company of St. Louis, Mo., was Injured in an airplane crash near here today. Both were graduated from Princeton university this week, and were on their way home when the accident occurred. As they were coming across the mountainous region of the coal fields the motor of their plane began to give trouble and Lambert, owner and pilot of the machine, decided to land. As ha banked the plane the motor failed to respond and the ship went into a tall spin. It fell about two hundred feet, according to witnesses, plowed a grain field for about forty feet and drove Its nose nearly four feet into the ground. ' Lambert was able to crawl from the plane, but Walker lay motionless. hed to their assistance. not catch Are, and the rescuer .quickly Uftvd the unconscious form of Walker from the machine. The accident occurred In a remote farming section known as Black Morse. A phone call to the Pottsvllle hospital, ten miles away, brought an ambulance and a physician. Walker was pronounced dead when the ambulance reached here. Lambert, so far as physicians could determine, was not seriously Injured. He has no broken tones and, unless some Internal injury should develop, he Is expected to be about again In a day or two. Lambert and Walker left Lawrence field at Princeton before noon to fly to St. Louis by easy stages. Walker's body still was In the Pottsvllle hospital tonight awaiting instructions from the family In St. Louis. WALKER HEIR TO fi,89S,41. Dead Man's Father Was Killed In Gasoline Explosioa In 1906. ST. LOUIS, Mo.. June 24. JP) James Theodore Walker, 21 years old, killed In an airplane crash today was heir to an estate of $1,803,418 left to him In trust by his mother, who died In 1911. Walker was the son of James Walker and Lily Lambert. He was a grandson on his father's side of the founder of Ely-Walker Dry Goods Company, and on his mother's side was a grandson of the founder of the Lambert Pharmacutlcal Company, one of the city's largest firms. ' The youth's father, a millionaire clubman and social leader, died in 1006 of burns In a gasoline explosion at his country home at Clarksville, Mo. Young Walker came Into legal possession of th,e fortune on his twenty-first birthday, three months ago. WEATHER KEEPS BYRD IN NEW YORK ROOSEVELT FIELD, X. Y., June 21. (P) A "bad condition" over this side of the Atlantic ocean which, like a bad cold, refused to break up tonight kept the monoplane "America" at home, where It may remain until Sunday or later. All set for Its sortie to Taris, the big three-motored craft rested on the runway at Roosevelt field all day. Forecaster Scirr kept his weather eye open all the day but to no avail. Late today he said: "It is very unlikely the condition will clear in time for a takeoff tomorrow morning, and there doesn't seem" to be much hope for favorable condition Sunday morning. "There has been a bad condition over the east. Last night it looked as If it might break up. It didn't, and until it docs it wouldn't be much use .faking oft. Far out to sea, however, conditions are quite bully. As soon as conditions altered them selves. Commander Byrd said there would be no waiting for anything else. NEW FINANCE PLAN OFFERED ENGINEERS CLEVELAND, O., June 24. MP)) The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers has in prospect other financial alliances to take the place ot the proposed affiliation with the Mitten Management, Inc., of Philadelphia. Ta., whichwas withdrawn today by the Mitten interests. This became known when W. B. Prenter, president of the brotherhood, issued a statement following receipt of a telegram from Dr. A. Mitten, vice president of the Mitten company, saying the Mitten offer was being withdrawn. Mr. Prenter declined to Indicate what other plns the' brotherhood Is consid ering, but said that "other plans pref erable to the Mitten project will be brought before the convention." 25, 1927. m Convicts' Own Row Breaks Mine Mutiny P - ' r1 fi f , 111 r i k If Y $ 'J is rrwZf?"? ENTRANCE TO THE COAL MINE SHAFT, AND (INSET) PHOTO OF R. H. BTDSPETH, ACTING WARDEN. LAXSIXG. Kas., June 24. (Asso-' dated Press) A short, fierce battle within the .ranks of the 328 mutinous convicts In the Kansas state penitentiary coal mine resulted In victory late today for the forces favoring surrender and ended the uprising. In the battle, about two hundred and seventy men, driven by fear and from ger after seventy-seven hours of self-imposed incarceration 720 feet below ground,,- allied themselves against the fifty strike leaders and overpowered them. Shortly before the men announced their willingness to come to the top, Dr. Charles S. Huffman, chairman of the state board of administration, had assured a spokesman for the convicts over the telephone that "We can't promise you anything, except th$ your demands will be considered fairly and Impartially." . SERVE ULTIMATUM. The convicts last night had served an ultimatum on the board demanding more consideration for parole applications and greater privileges under the prison ruies. As the men were brought to the mine tiead, twelve at a time, each group was met by Warden W, H. Mackey, who said: A. E. BUTLER. STAR EMPLOYE. IS DEAD Head Proofreader Expires Suddenly of Heart Attack at Home. A. Ellsworth Butler, 63 years old, head proofreader of The Star, died suddenly of heart disease at his home, 1903 Ruckel street, last night. Mr. Butler had been employed by newspapers in this state for many years. He came to this city from RushviUe, where he was associated with the RushviUe Graphic. He was employed first on the Western Horse-man, a sports publication. Later he took employment with the old Indianapolis Sentinel, where he remained until lOOrj, when publication of that paper ceased. Mr. Butler then entered the employ of The Star. During the administration of J. Frank Hanly as Governor, Mr. Butler was clerk of the state printing board. He served in that capacity throughout the Hanley administration, and for a time under the administration of Thomas R. Marshall. BORN NEAR GREENFIELD. Mr. Butler was born in Hancock county near Greenfield, Oct. 25, 1803. He was a son of Elt H. and Matilda Sampel utlcr. His father was an educator and was superintendent of schools in several Indiana cities. Mr. Butler married Miss Mettle Rose Hcfler, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hefler, at Pendleton, Jan. 27, 18S7. They at first made their home in Winchester, later moving to RushviUe. Mrs. Butler died Sept 28, 1923. Mr. Butler was a member of Logan Lodge, K. and A. M. Earlier in life he had been associated with the Improved Qrdcr of Red Men. For many years he had been a member of Typo graphical Vnion No. 1 of Indianapolis. Mr. Butler was at his desk at The Star Thursday night. He complained then of not feeling welL Arriving home, he became sudednly 111, but during the day regained strength and his Illness was not considered serious. Death came at 9:30 o'clock. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel H. Lnndgraf, wh ) made her home with her father; a daughter, Mrs. Grace L. Rogers of Detroit, Mich., and a - 1 son , Ernest G. Butler of La Torte. 1 Arrangements for the funeral have 1 not been mads. STAR. riily by Carrier. 15 Cnt Per Week; Eundar. 10 O-dls I'er Copy; Mail by Zones. lie to $1.00. i M "You men go to the laundry and take a bath and change clothes. Supper will be ready for you Just as soon as possible." Nothing else was said to the convicts: :. Several of the mutineers were carried from the mine hoist Some were sick, others showed unmistakable evidence of tmr nndergTptjnd Aunt , One convict hurled a brick at another as they reached th surface. The man hit was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital. Fourteea prison guards were overpowered and Imprisoned In the electric shop of the mine by the 328 mutinous miners when the mutiny was called Tuesday morning. Several of the guards were sick when they were brought to the surface. "We have had nothing to eat since Tuesday morning," Charles Xicholson, one guard, told the warden. "It was an awful thing to so througn," Charles Hamlin, another guard, said. "You can't know how awful it was unless you were down there." GUARDS LOCKED IP. Nicholson and John Heslop, pit boss, said they were overpowered about 11 o'clock Tuesday morning and, along CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. WORKMAN KILLED Andrew Fox, 45, Run Over While Helping to Unload Stone. Andrew Fox, 45 years old, 4034 East Thirtieth street, was killed almost Instantly when he was crushed beneath the wheels of a moving coal car on a siding of the Lake Erie & Western railroad at Forty-second street and the MUlersville road, yesterday after noon. , LEG IS SEVERED. Fox, a workman for the Hayes Con structlon Company, Thirtieth street and the Monon railroad, was assisting in the unloading of a carload of crushed stone. The stone was being loaded into trucks. , It became necessary to move the car several feet to facilitate the unloading, and workmen used crowbars to start the car moving. Fox was at one end of the car alone, and Hatt Hicks, 4043 Hovey street, and John Mumby, S24 West Court street, were at the other end. The car started, anL Fox, in sone manner, slipped and Vjll In front of it, the front trucks passing over his body. The man's left leg was severed above the knee and he was Injure'! internally. Fox was ordered taken to St. Vincent's hospital by company officials. He died en route without regaining consciousness. The body was taken to the city morgue. U. B. Hlne, deputy coroner, investigated and returned a verdict of acci dental death. MORE THAN 3 RIDING IN SEAJ: 2 ARRESTED The first arst recorded In enforcement of the ordinance against more than three passengers ridlngrfiie onver s seat ot an automohl as made last night, whn Mr. at Mrs. B. E. Scott, 2001 East Fiftysecond street, were placed In the city prison. Mrs. Scott was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and lnterfring with sn officer wh-i' 'hi 'a alleg.-l to have remonstrated . tier h us band's arrest, and bov". xcd at $12.). Mrs. Scott ' said nc-!ntly came to IndlanapoliR with her husband from Vlncennes and knew of no ordi nance prohibiting the carrying of fovir passengers on the driver's sat. The UNDER GOAL AR Scott were riding with two other p?i sons in a light coupe. 'V THREE CENTS. ILLINOIS COUPLE, DAUGHTER KILLED NEAR HURON. I. Woman Drives Car on Track En Route to See Sisters at New Albany and Louisville. DEATH COMES INSTANTLY Special Car of B. & 0. Train Was Carrying Herbert Hoover. Special to The Indlanapolit Star. WASHINGTON, Ind.. June 24. Three persons, all of one family, were instantly killed this afternoon by fast B. & O. passenger train No. 21 near Huron, east of here, when their automobile was struck as It started across the track at a grade crossing. The dead are David Eagleton, 71 years old; his wife, Mrs. Domaris' Eagleton, 69 years old, and their daughter. Miss Georgia Eagleton, St years old, all ot Robinson, 111. Identi fication was made through a letter found In the car. Bodies of the twot women were badly cut up while the man's head was crushed.' According to one person, said to be an eye witness to the accident, tha younger woman was at the wheel and drove directly on the track In front of the oncoming train. Tha machine was dragged several hundred feet and demolished. The bodies were taken to Shoals, where they were being prepared for removal to Robinson. The party passed through Washington about an hour before the accident. Tbe Eagle-tons were thought to have been ea mute to New Albany to visit a daughter. The train was held up almost twa hours because of the accident. A special car attached to the train carried Herbert Hoover, secretary of commerce, on his way from Washington to St Lauls, Mo. Coroner O. D. Emerson of Lawrence county investigated and returned a verdict of accidental death. TO VISIT DAUGHTERS. XEW ALBANY, Ind., June 24. Mr. and Mrs. David Eagleton and their daughter, Georgia, who were killed near Huron this afternoon, were en route to visit two daughters of the Eaglotons, Miss Frances Eagleton of 324 East Seventh street. New Albany. and Miss Blanche Eagleton of 709 Hazel street. Louisville, Ky. They had Intended spending a few days here with Miss Frances and then going on to Louisville to visit with Miss Blanche. It was their plan to return to Robinson Sunday.' Two other daughters and two sons, all of Robinson, survive. EARL RUSSELL FOUND GUILTY Special to The Indianapolit Star.) GREENFIELD, Ind.. June 24. X verdict of second-degree murder, carrying a penalty of life Imprisonment, was returned by a Jury In the Hancoclc Circuit court here tonight against Earl Russell, on trial for the slaying of his wife, Estelle Mae Russell, In their home in Indianapolis Aug. Id, 1S26. The Jury was out from 5:30 until 8 o'clock. Scntence probably will be pronounced early next week. The trial has been in progress two weeks and great crowds have attended each day. Chief witnesses for the state were Russell's two sons, Clarence, 21-year-old Butler university graduate, and George, 13 years old, and Mrs. Margaret Bakemeyer, a sister of Mrs. Russell. Clarence and Mrs. Bakemeyer, eyewitnesses of the murder, told of hearing Mrs. Russell scream and seeing Russell slash her throat with a butcher knife as they rushed to her aid. Clarence carried his mother from the house and she died in an automobile on the way to a hospital. Russell s defense was Insanity but the commlsnlon appointed by Judge Arthur C. VanDyn to Judg.? his sanity declared he was sane. VV. R. Johnston of Charlottesville and Dr. J. L. Allen, itancocK county health omcer, com posed the commission. WOMAN, SHOVEL WIN FIGHT OVER SEWER MENASHA, Wis.. June 24P)-A 60-year-old woman armed with . a shovel, who held at bay the entlra police force and a crew of road workers seeking to pave -her street, has convinced the city Council that It must build a sewer. I Mrs. Emma Pawer had notified tha Council that she objected to the liv ing until a storm sewer was laidj When workmen srrlved yesterday she picked up a shovel end mounted guard. The police force and several councilmen failed to dislodge her and work was discontinued. The Council went in special session and later relayed this message lo Mrs, Pawer. "The Council has decided to twlld your sewer. May we come to work la tU morning r ,1 V 1i If f ...:.!. ...

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