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tigations Pending New York, Feb. 21-Frank A. Vanderlip, reffred banker, in a reply today to the $600,000 libel suit filed against him yesterday by the owners of the Marion Star, declared he welcomed the suit and expressed the hope that it would be the forerunner of "court proceedings that would make public some of the news that the great newspaper did not see fit to print." The Statement "In April, 1922, the senate, by unanimous resolution, called for the facts in the Teapot Dome leases. That resolution was so framed that the red flag of suspicion, was run up. For weeks no answer was received and none was pressed for and thereafter until quite recently the search for the facts was made without vigor.

"What were the newspapers doing for twenty-two months? What was Senator Walsh doing? It. looks: as If somebody had been asleep at the switch--or perhaps asphyxiated at the switch. At least no court proceedings have yet resulted from the Teapot Dome situation." Two Bring Suit New York, Feb. 21--R. D.

Moore and L. H. Brush, joint owners of the Marion Star, are plaintiffs in federal court against Frank Vanderlip, retired banker for $600,000, alleging slander and libel as the result of the banker's purported utterances in an address at Ossining, February 12. The papers assert Mr. Vanderlip maliciuosly charged Brush and Moore with bribing Former President Harding "to fail to perform certain of his official duties as president, and that the bribe consisted in the payment to the former president of $550,00 in the purchae of the Marion Star which was more than twice its fair value." The Vanderlip speech, it was charged, was an attack on the integrity of the late president by implying that the sale of his newspaper was involved in the oil lease It was further charged that the Vanderlip statements accused the plaintiffs of "being financially irresponsible and insolvent and not able.

to meet their financial obligations and not entitled to credit." "Wicked The first cause sets forth that Mr. Vanderlip "wickedly and maliciously charged Brush and Moors with bribing Warren G. Harding, then president of the United States, to fail to perform certain of his official duties as president, and that the bribe consisted in the payment to former President Harding of $550,000 in the (Continued on Page Two) President Coolidge will address 100,000,000 people today over the radio. A vast number of them will "tunein" over that best of all radios The ZENITH Long Distance Radio. -The Zenith is simple to operate, beautiful in appearance and possesses a tremendous range.

-Dr. Donald B. McMillan, the Arctic explorer, now frozen in within 11 degrees of the North Pole, uses a Zenith Receiving Set, to listen to the outside world. He would only have the best. -At a turn of the dial, you summon to your home the very finest of the world of music and education.

-ZENITH has no competitors from the standpoint of Selectivity, Long Distance Range, Quality of Tone and Volume. Factory representative will give a Special Demonstration of the Zenith SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING, FEBRUARY 23. Hutton Music House 122 North Center St. Opposite Magill House. Clinton, Ill.

New Confession Uncovers Many Recent Robberies Russell Ross, released Wednesday evening on bond after having been questioned- regarding stolen goods discovered in the home of Harry Cross, 903 East Johnson street, was rearrested yesterday after a quest tioning by the officers. Inquiry by the officers connected a burglary on the Killough hardware store ten days. ago with some of the hardware. discovered in the Cross basement, with the merchandise from the D. C.

Dillingham store. Conflicting stories: were told and Ross was' released: Wednesday when he told of Having picked up the goods in the north' yards. John L. Costly of the Killough store identified several articles, after which an additional con-: fession was secured last night from Cross, which implicates Ross as a confederate. Cross stated to the officers that he: and Ross secured an entrance to the Killough store through the rear of the store, secured shot-guns, rifles, shells, shears, knives, hair-clippers, laid them on the back porch, went to a local garage and secured a car in which they transported the goods to the north yards and hid it along the hedge.

When they went! back to get it two days later some of it, the confession states, wa's gone. Ross was locked up seperately from Cross and examination was conducted seperately, after Mark cer of the Illinois Central police, had secured their finger prints. It is said an organized gang for local thievery has been operating and that more sensational arrests may be expected within a day or two. Judge Bendinger Has Filed Petition for State Senator Race Judge John, Bedinger of Dewitt county yesterday morning filed his petition in the office of the secretary of state in Springfield to become a candidate for the republican nomination for state senator from the 28th senatorial district. The primaries are April 8 and the last filing date is February 28.

Other announced candidates for this position on the state ticket are R. G. Williams, Jesse L. Deck and Dr. T.

C. Buxton, all of Decatur. Logan county has no candidate. Judge Bedinger's candidacy will be endorsed by Dewitt county as a whole, regardless of party affiliation. Information from Logan and Macon counties indicate that he will be the successful candidate.

Judge Bedinger will have the entire endorsement of the dry interests of the three counties. Seeks To Correct Three "Fallacies" Kansas City, Feb. 21-Politically minded men have misled the public with three prime fallacies, F. N. Snepherd of New York, executive manager of the American Bankers' association, declared here yesterday in addressing the forum of the American Bankers' association.

These fallacies, he said, are: 1. That Wall street owns the corporations. 2. That the federal reserve bank system discriminated against agriculture and deflated the farmers; and, 3. That there are seven billion dollars of water in the railroads, and that rates should be reduced accordingly." Mr.

Shepherd declared that the federal reserve system instead of having discriminated against the farmer had been his savior. Ford Subscribes To Aid Northwest Credit Minneapolis, Feb. 21-The Ford Motor company has subscribed 000 for stock in the new $10,000,000 service corporation to extend financial aid to agricultural northwest, E. W.Decker, president of the Northwestern National bank and an organizer and director of the corporation, announced today. Coincident with the announcement of the Ford subscription, C.

T. Jafray, chairman of the board of direcI tors of theAgricultural Credit Corporation, issued a statement denying reports that the operation of the new concern might result in its development into. a banking trust, by obtaining control of banks to which it had extended credit. John Armstrong of near Wapella, who has been ill the past few days with acute indigestion, was taken suddenly worse last night and was reported to be in an extremely critical condition. Gladys says she doesn't let her hair grow out because all she has to do to comb it is to shake her head.

William Murphey, Prominent Resident of Farmer City, Dies William Murphey, for many years Springfield, Lincoln and Franklin County Lump Coal and Pana Nut Coal -SEETaylor PHONE 71 Foes of I. C. Plan For Cut-Off Find Grounds for Hope Cairo, Feb. 21-One of the principal objections raised to construetion of the proposed Edgewood, Ill.Fulton, cut-off of the Illinois Central railroad--that a corporation cannot do indirectly what it is forbidden 1 to do directly--is substantiated by the dissenting opinion of Commissioner Eastman of the Interstate Commerce Commission in the ceedings before that body, which has authorized the railroad to proceed with the work. such reason exists than the desire to do by indirection what can not lawfully be done said Mr.

Eastman. This manner of legal hypocrisy, tends in my judgment, to bring the law into popular, contempt and is contrary to the lic interest. We have no other duty here than to protect the public interest." Carry Fight to Courts The real fight against the proposled cut-off will be staged in the courts instead of before the commission, attorneys have indicated. "It is largely a matter of law," said a issued by the Illinois Central railroad communities, the organization opposing the new line, "and therefore is essential subject for court action. We have felt all along that an unfavorable decision would be rendered by the Intestate Commerce 61.8 Per Cent of Auto Owners of I.

C. Safety Club Members There are 720 employes of the Springfield' division of the Illinois Central that own automobiles, according to recent figures compiled in the local division offices, but only 445 of them, or about 61.8 per cent have joined) the "Stop, Look and Listen" club, which was instituted on the Illinois Central last summer and on the Springfield division by Superintendent C. W. Shaw. All other car owners who have not gone in will be urged to do so.

On some of the divisions 99 per cent of the employes owning automobiles have become club members. A special meeting of Dewitt lodge, No. 84, A. F. A.

today, Friday, February 22, at 7:15 p. m. HARRY E. SMITH, W. M.

HARRY L. BEAN, Secretary. Bakery Sale The Washington school Parental club will hold a bakery sale Saturday morning at Rundle's Meat Market. size Dr. Caldwell's Syrup of Pepsin for 85 cents at Mee's.

You save 35 cents on this one item, buy all you can now. Mee's Store. FARM LOANS Have plenty money at per cent, $100 to $125 per acre, 5 or 10 year term, with payment option. B. F.

HARRISON Phone 495. 119 S. Center TRAIL'S Electrical Shop Call Kelly for all kinds of Wiring. We carry a full line of ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES 119 Moore Court. Phone 199 JAMES M.

COX IN RACE FOR OFFICE: Table etiquette. is a matter of custom. In ye olden days it was very proper eat with a knife. Today "Sword Swallower" is taboo. Time was when peas were eaten with a spoon this is not the thing.

If you would be correct you must convey them from plate to mouth with fork. In the matter of stationery there is the correct incorrect note paper and envelope. We have writing paper in various tints and sizes. We have the correct paper for the society woman, the man of business and the young fellow whose fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. CRANE'S LINEN LAWN and EATON'S HIGHLAND LINEN Mills DRUG.


Plans Furnished. Work Superintended or taken by contract. charge for preliminary visit. DONAHOWER Graduate Landscape Architect and Gardner Phone 4554 820 West South street Lovington, Coming Here Meets Changed Basketball Quintet Lovington, defeated early in the season by the local quintet on the Lovington floor, comes to Clinton tonight for a return engagement. Lovington recently won second place in the Moultrie county tournament and has been a consistent winner during the latter, part of the season.

Coach 'Hoover is starting tonight night a line-up that has been shifted in every respect, since the last game two weeks ago with Bement. The new arrangement has been going through the scrubs in practice games and show decided improvement over the former arrangement: There will be but one more at home game this season. Bement plays here Saturday night, March 1, for a return game. Tonight's game starts at 7:30 o'clock, with Pygott of Decatur referee. Business As Usual The fire at my place did not damage my equipment, and I am prepared to continue my dental services at the same location without delay.

DR. T. H. SPRAGUE. president of the Old First National bank of Farmer City, one of the most prominent citizens of the east part of the county, brother of the late Levi R.

Murphey, died shortly after noon yesterday in his home in Farmer City. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church and burial will be in the Farmer City cemetery, Mr. Murphey was a life long regident of Dewitt county, was 85 years of age and leaves his wife and four children, Wayne Murphey of Farmer City, Mrs. Frank Swiney of Farmer City, Mrs. Dan Overstreet Qt Paxton and Mrs.

Lon Sturgell of Tuscolla. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Fannie of Farmer City. Mr. Murphey served his country during the Civil war and was a member of the G.

A. R. post of Farmer City and of the Methodist Episcopal church. During his early life he followed the occupation of farming and amassed several hundred acres of land. Following his retirement to.

Farmer City he became president of the bank, continuing in that position until his death. Last Tournament Frame to Decide Volley Ball Champs Next. Wednesday evening will be the closing number of the volleyball tournament in the Y. M. C.

A. and the last frame will be watched with enthusiasm. Rotary now stands two games in the lead and have four to go, which will necesitate them winning the fourth to take the tournament. Should they loose a game it will be necessary to play an extra game to decide it. As the result of Wednesday night's contest the team standings are now.

Rotary, won 10, lost Renegades won 8, lost Kiwanis, won 2, lost 11. Don Russell's Renegades won two out of three games Wednesday night. Rotary defeated Kiwanis in the opening frame 15 to 10, repeating by a win over the Renegades 15 to 9. The Renegades then defeated Kiwanis 15 to 13 and lost to Rotary 15 to 9. The Renegades then defeated Rotary 15 to 7.

Rotary has now played 14 games and the other teams 13 each. Week's Schedule For Out-of-Town Tax Collections The tax books for the following townships wil be at the banks named for the convenience of tax book payers: at the Waynesville township State -bank of Waynesville, Monday, February 25. Wapella and Wilson township books at Farmen's and Merchants' bank at Wapella, Monday, February 25. Santa Anna and Rutledge township books at the John Weedman National bank at Farmer City, Tuesday, February 26. D.

W. ISENHOUR, County Treasurer. New Bargains at Olive's At 505 North Elm Street. Ladies' fine oxfords and pumps. sizes 3 to 8, price $2.50.

Ladies' new spring suits $10 to $15. Men's new felt hats $1.50. Men's new winter and spring caps, 65 cents. A few men's suits, misses and children's coats. Lyle Fisher Walter M.

Hays FISHER HAYS Insurance Agency Life, Health and Accident, Fire and Automobile Office, 1211 East Main Street Phone 5842 Auctioneer E. J. LEACH Maroa, Ill, Real Estate, Live Stock and Farm Sales Satisfaction Guaranteed LESTER G. BRICKEY Farm and Stock Sale Auctioneer 18 Years' Successful Practice. References--Anyone) for whom have ever conducted a public auction.

PHONE 7992 320 North Jackson Avenue DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN 1920 TRYS AGAIN M'ADOO'S PETITION FILED Former Ohio Governor's Name Added to Lists of Aspirants for Puisidential Nomination in the Democratic Primaries Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 21--Ohio today became a political battleground following an announcement last night that James M. Cox. former Ohio governor and defeated candidate in the 1920 election, definitely had entered the lists as a candidate for the democratic nomination for president. The battle is between ('ox supporters and backers of William G.

California democratic presidential aspirant, who is admittedly popular in the state. What the former Ohio governor does in the April primaries will have much weight with national bourbon leaders, local democrats believe. MeAdoo headquarters in charge of former Judge David Rockwell, here, was silent today as to what course will be followed. Supporters of Cox believe that MeAdoo adherents will not come out in the open in a primary fight but will name Cox in their delegate petitions. This was seen in the filing yesterday at Columbus of declaration of candidacy as delegate of Harry H.

Weiss, Canton. Weiss named Cox as first choice and James E. Campbell, former Ohio governor, as second choice. friends believe that Weiss is a MeAdoo supporter in disguise. Cox is in Miami, Fla.

His definite announcement to enter the race, came, it is said, after he was assured in a letter from Campbell at Columbus that the democrats of Ohio (Contnued on Page Five) Conservatively Smart Oxfords With Narrow Backs Made over one of the most perfect fitting lasts available. This oxford fits comfortably over the toes; delightfully snug through the arch, instep and heel. CIENDER FOOT ARCH FITTER TRADE NARK Equipped with reinforced builtin steel arch supporting shanks that give permanent support. 3 MURRAY BOOT SHOP Small Denies He Is To Drop Out of Race Springfield, Feb. 21-Gov.

Len Small, replying to rumors prevalent in northern and central Illinois that he would withdraw as candidate for renomination, told the Agsociated Press today that "he had no intention of withdrawing from the race, and rumors regarding his proposed withdrawal are false." Henry Rhea of near Ospur transacted business here yesterday. Dr. Florence J. Wodetzky is visiting in Lincoln with relatives. 0 (THE) Clintonia.

FRIDAY. Shows At SATURDAY. 2:30, 7:30, 9:10 A Metro LOUIS B. MAYER Pictured of the Night" with MATT MOORE ENID BENNETT BARBARA La MARR ROBT. McKIM A Farce Comedy full of Humor, Romance, Mystery and Suspense.

Motion Picture News: "A real adventure story which is excellantly treated to bring out its humor, mystery and romance. Should satisfy Exhibitor's Herald: This is an unusually amusing picture and will appeal to everyone who likes a stirring tale, well acted and beautifully ROUND No. 3 "'LEATHER FREE TICKETS Friday: W. E. Manners Saturday: Paul Warrick NO ADVANCE IN PRICE DON'T MONDAY MISS TUESDAY PONJOLA ELINOR GLYN'S "SIX Wednesday, Thursday.

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