Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on October 8, 1928 · Page 1
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il f mr*r; ^JJLfCil i FF ^nk Storieg of Heroisrn Arc Told When Some Prisoners Tried To Save Others Caught Wlien Panic Broke Out When All lushed For Exits When Opened Junction City. Ohio. Oct. 3.—CAP.) t ver*ly burned they probably would Seventeen convicts employed In the slate-owned brick plant h*re are believed to have perished when fire swept the dormitory In which 275 prisoners were sleeping early today. Check of the prisoners revealed that twenty were missing and of these J7 were believed to have perished In the flames that destroyed the one-story frame structure within a few minutes after the fire was discovered. Three of the 20 missing are believed by officers In charge to have escaped irom custody. Defective whins; in the linen closet caused the fire, ns nearly as officials could determine. Two exits were thrown open by guards while another was battered down by the panic rtricKon men, causing a draft which sent the flnmes roaring through the building. When the ruins had cooled suf- flccntly to permit a search to be started, officials said they could make out the charred remains of at least eleven bodies. None had been removed, however before noon. Twelve of the most seriously Injured were taken to the Central prison hospital at Columbus. All were expected to recover but some were said to have been burned seriously. Thirteen additional prisoners, all honor men, were not sleeping In the building when the fire broke out at 1 a. m. today. They and some of the others who made their way to the prispn yard, aided the guartia in covering the majority of their number. Uefused To Leave Bed. Hernian Blosser. assistant superintendent, said a prisoner named Hall refused to leave his bed. while Whiting, superintendent ot the com*• j£lssary. also had perished. Eight '- ^^frisoners were seriously burned, and A removed to tho Columbus peniten- die. With the coining of dayllBhl rescue workers found a gruesome task fficing them. Temporary Slroctnre. The dormitory, a temporary structure, consisted of a corrugated iron covering on n wooden frame, erected on a brick foundation six to ten feet high with a wooden floor. Floor, wooden fram and sheet, iron covering had fallen into the sallow basement made by foundation wall. One looked down into a tangle of steel cots, scraps of sheet Iron, charred timbers and wire, nnd could see scraps of clothing and dark rrmssps of charred bodies here and there. It is considered likely that many. of the prisoners reported missing I *°" lla llome l " vole. ER SPEAKS NEXT MONDAY 1NEWBWUU Chief Address Will Be ID. Boston With Platform Talks At Two Stops By James L. West 'Associated Frew Btaff Writer) Washington. Oct. 8.— (A.P,>— Herbert Hoover crowds a lot of campaigning into the few days he Is on the rofld but no nutter how strenuous- the schedule he ceems to enjoy every moment nnd apparently never becomes fatigued. Back nt hi.-, headquarters today after his whirlwind visit to Ellza- bcthton and Johnson City. Saturday, Hoover set nbout preparing for his third uuTipaigu trip in the eastern section of the country that he U to make to Boston next Monday, Meantime party lenders are arranging plans for his trip to New York on October 22, the date of his last r.pcech before starting for his Cali- YANKEES TODAY BUT NOT ST. LOUIS CARPS <United Prw« PtafI <:<;rrre«porMi8a*> St. Loui*. CHS. 8--fU.P,)~~fh* Yank" were *t«ppM today, bwl St&t by the Cardinals. O'd Jupiter PrurliK postponed .ihv prospective coronation of the fffcw York YnnkPPs &s world's ehmmpfewi fit least one dasr with a steady JsJn that rendered the firM nt man's Park unfit for play. mi.wioner K. M. Lnndis announced his decision to postpone the foUftli game of She serifs at 10:19 after m personal inspection of the National League diamond. With fair weather predicted by the U. S. Weather Bureau Sot Tuesday, the two clubs will resume the series with the Yanks needing only one moie victory to give them their' second world's championship in two years. The disastrous showing of the Pnrk i, rh r iK^-'iX'TK-ment earn 0 us a hit. trr dr-.;.<ppointment to 'he Ynnfcer-'. who had hoped to have the FFT- i^ ovrr tnrf^v ; P.rd l>^ br-ftfbng for h.'imr tomcht. ''We ffto'f To*'-" Rnvwsv." Bab* .Ruth boomed.. "This ra!« just h«UJs us tip n few hours. I'll be all ovrr tomorrov,- night." Cardinals has caused the over the National League champions to dwindle to a whisper, but there are still a few fans left whose faith is unshaken in McKechnlc and his men. Thirty lans spent the Sll IS R IJID OD Hl\ \P Illfl uO mm fe Will Go To Tennessee But First Speech Will Be At Louisville, K>*. Bv D. K-iroid Oii\rr f As.-.(triat<vl Pres 1 ; f-jfnff Writer) Alba I) v. N". Y , Oft. R. — f A P > Ilrstr-d after n weekend of polf and motor ins. Oov. Smith (odny re- tumrd to UK- frsk of revising plans mibmitted to him by the democratic TKnvr-r-- Two pii'".' OiUraHy Cincinnati —One killed, one injured, when plan? now dives into field Chicago—Lone bandit holds up r-Jx. rob? theatre of $45,409 receipts. Ban Antonio— Notables arrive for leeion convention as dlrlftlbte Los Anselrs speeds toward city. Washington—Hoover returns from Tennessee nnd Nrw York — RasJcob V JUT t. -n ii «r- n- emo- JtlVC Met Death Wfien Twojcratic standard bearer's departure may be among those whoso bodies lie in the ashes of the flimsy forni- Hory building. Stories of Heroism. The fire brought forth its stories of individual heroism among the prisoners. One or two related a story of seeing a prisoner vainly attempt to Rear Train Talks His New England journey calls for rear platform talks at Springfield and Worcester, Mass.. with an automobile ride of an hour and a half through the suburbs of Boston. Arriving In the city proper. Hoover will go to the common where he will be welcomed by the mayor and Finally, they said, he found he was unable to Sift him and fled to save his own life. Another story was told of a man who escaped the flames and on looking Into the building through a window saw his buddy still vainly trying to fight his way ouf. Intent on rescuing him. the man outside dashed back Into the building. As far as was learned, both were burned to death. It U Impossible to learn their names. The fire was believed to have started from defective wiring In the commissary, where smoke was ilrst discovered. ci»«xwraiz •«/ ww> »^»«**M«*I*« )«M4»««**a- CWJOIC V* ., MU}_ 4)r&5QU£fc* Bile* MTarg& tiary hospital, while nine others were "wrta* Urn* some dTtlifl guards on carry a crippled friend to safety. , wl11 «*P°nd with a brief talk. Later teas injured. The fire was discovered by prison- era Peter CXDwy, of Dayton, and Ed "~ " "• br™T61eSb, accord ing to guards. OT>ay and TtQot- gon had been listening In on the radio and had shut it off aboiit midnight. Shortly afterward, OTJayj said, he smelled smoke coming from the south end of the building where the commissary was located. He opened the commissary door and found the room filled with smoke. A moment later there was a burst of flames. O'Day and Tillotson cried "Fire!" and the alarm was taken up and echoed through the dormitory where the 275 prisoners lay sleeping. Confusion Terrible. The scene of confusion that followed was terrible, prisoners said. The great room with its double tier of -steel bunks was In semi-darkness. Awakened by the cries, the bewildered -prisonera ran-about helplessly, struggling futilely with each other between the rows of bunks, seeking to reach doors and windows tnat were barred. At this juncture, William O'Malley, a prisoner from Cleveland, began his efforts to save the other men that made him probably the outstanding hero of the occasion. OTUalley and Tony Vacilio. also ofi of Cleveland, are employed in the bakery at the north end of the building. When they heard the alarm they rushed to the huge bolted door that separated kitchen, bakery and dlninf reem- from the dormitory and attempted to open it With aid of Ex White, negro, from Port Worth. Tex., on the dormitory side of the structure, they succeeded in breaking down the door opening another avenue of escape. O'Malley estimated 160 prisoners made their way lo safety through that route. He said they were orderly. Later O'Malley and Ex White ran around to a side window of the dormitory when* prisoners still were vainly rtninlipg to escape and using pieces of pipe „ sl&iBes attempted to break open the window but were unable to do so. O'Malley lias 43 ^ 1 !i J M 0 , s t^- lt was said, on a duty at the dormitory refused to open the doors to let the men out when, the flames were discovered, uattl ordered to do so by Captain Howell. he will be the guest of Governor Fuller with whom he will have dinner before going to Mechanics' Hall next Monday night to deliver his address. Upon thc occasion of his visits to the home city of his democratic opponent, Alfred E. Smith, Hoover will address perhaps the third largest crowd that has gathcrti lor his campaign addresses. Madison Square Garden has a seating capacity of about 20,000 which compares with the 70,000 who attended the notification ceremony at Palo Alto on August 11 and the 23.000 or more who were gathered on Harmon field on the outskirts of Elizabethton Sat- unJay when/ "nq^msda his personal appeal to the Voters ot ihe democratic south. Hoover's contact with thc crowd which overran., the eastern Tennis- Senate Debater Will Be Given Private Car So He Can Make 20 Speeches NAMES OF BUSSING. Columbus. O., Oct. 8.—(U.P.)—Al- though the check of the twenty Ohio state penitentiary prisoners missing in the fire that destroyed the dormitory of the brick plant at Junction City was still incomplete shortly before noon today, 17 men were believed to have perished and three were missing, according to prison officials. The three missing might have escaped over the walls, officials said, although it was believed possible that they, too. were among the victims. Names of the 20 prisoners miss- Ing in the fire, as announced this noon, follow: Robert Homer, John Duncan, James Webster,- Joe Pay«ngr ; Bernard Barnes, Frank Rebucki, Ray Cooper, Elmer Whiting, Jess Hays, Warren I. Pickering. Moses Bonaiio, Roosevelt Jelke, colored; Frank Kearns, Burno Kochynskl, Richard Jordan, Tlex Hnyder. Burton Stuitz, William Cramer, Delmar Hill and William Cole. we Industrial town was closer than any he had had during the campaign. Twice Refused Seat In The Senate, He Will Not Run As An Independent automobile He Did Not Vote For Prohibition But Now Comes Out In Jfavor Of It New York, Oct. 8.—(A.P.)—The Rt. Rev. William T. Manning, pro- although lie did not vote for prohibition, and for some time doubted the advisability of the law, he was now convinced it was "bringing much benefit to our people as a whole," and would "bring muchj more in the course of time." ! Preaching at the Cathedral of 6t John the Divine, on the text. "Say Nothing but the Truth," Bishop Manning said: i hold it right to speak upon this tubject (prohibition) at this time xseau&tf it is a great moral issue directly affecting tlte lives and of our peopje." "itosae charge of taking without $he owner's consent ., C'njitain Takes duKrye. Shortly after the «re was discovered, Captain D. H. Howell, commanding the guard at ttj« brick plant, who lives in a house an a ball above the plant, was awakens*! by ttie shouts. He came out irrauedi- .afcely, and ordered the guards to open all the doors. There were exits froin the dor inijUyy. The prisoners who had from tlie ilame-&wept dormitory were huddled in the office and la Ihe garage. Chester Welch, serving time on a forgery charge, assumed of the situation until prison arrived, and finding wires from the plant were dovras went to Junction City, two uiiies away to telepjuwse 'f. A. Young, superintendent, at hi* home in Columbus. He aiao callM physicians. •After all tfce survivors had escaped from the bur&inir teuhUag, O'Maliey thecs wwtod *«*»£ them ap- oii to thfcir bums. When the When Oitae- tliev dressed wounds niowui m the water Of 4UOi€ iiiiiH -thirty- JteSli. it was 'IJ"*tr iabicspootjji said Uut three «• four * e « ao &*?•[water ii tilt pjr»p» Dwight. 111., Oct. 8. — (AP.) — Frank L. Smith, who was twice refused a republican seat in the^tJnit^ etf Blales senate,* salS today he would not become an independent candidate for the Illinois senatorship hi the November election. Col. Smith's statement definitely ended persistent reports tliat he might campaign on an Independent ticket. The deadline for filing Independent candidacies is midnight tonight. ' The senate first refused to seat Col. Smith after he had defeated the late Senator William B. McKinley for the office. Last fall, when one Illinois seat was declared vacant and Smith was appointed by Governor Len Small to fill th«"vacancy, the senate agtln rejected his credentials. "Those who sought to destroy me will have to answer to the people of Illinois and to the people of the United States," Smith's statement rend "I take this position because of tlie regard I have for the party and because of the effect my candidacy would have on countless candidates would be harmed by the eon- eause." By Paul R. Mallon (United Press Staff Correspondent) Washington, Oct. 8.—Senator William E. Borah has been selected as the big gun orator for the closing republican presidential campaign, John Q. Tilson, head of the eastern speakers' bureau, told the United Press today. Tilson said he was arranging to get a private railroad car for the famous senate debater, the only private car furnished anyone in the campaign except-the candidates. A private car was found necessary to Borah to-fill all the-en. Basements Tilson has booked for him in the east and as far south as North CwoUna, TttsoB expects Borah to _make 2Q speeches for th* Hoover-Curtis ticket before election day Nov. 6. Another heavy part in closing campaign work will be allotted to Charles E. Hughes, former secretary of state. Five speeches l»ave been assigned him on a trip to take him as far west as Chicago. Herbert Hoover feels elated at arrangements for the closing days of the campaign. He was esi>eciall.v gratified at the reception he received in hts one day trip Saturday to; Tennesse*. He was informed ha! had met the largest crowds ever assembled In that region. Planes Collided Doing Stunts At Detroit commuter" for his second'i Worlc ' ! ' s^^ment that Smith. d?s- cnmpnljrn tour. ' cribed Underwood tariff BS emhody- Trntalivr plans call for I he demo- • ^ " ideal method." Philadelphia—Mayor Mackey says police graft end other evils uncovered by grand jury bcaaw with pas- from Albany tomorrow nt noon, al- 'hntiRh this may be dcferred unUl Wednesday. After .iprruling the better part of a r!»y in New York City of JDrurog, Blare of Bugles And Mere Foise Ushers In Legion Kan Antonio, Tes.. Oct. 8.— fA.P.) — The rhythm od drums and blaro of bt.tsrlf*; rrwjjindffl through the strrftii of f?«n Antonio until dawn sin? shownpti no sitms of stating rs drlpgatos and visitors awaited ! v ,a opening of the tenth annual convention of th« American Legion hero today. Sessions continue for nvo day 1 ;. Th? frolicsome spirit of the vtt- «fans asserted it.sHf of prohibition law. New York—Bishop Manning tells Sunday, but irith * , , - ~ - -,T »iv. *-> * VM r%. i^ii'i n_/|_» ±tl** tilting tvim tonferrlnR with party leader*, ho congregation he is converted to be- Delroil. Oct. 8.-<A.P.>-A spec- I nfi^Tl™? .nT!"'/""I', *?i Ch " Pve P™W"»Uon has brought and tacular duel with death in which „,?„ 1 ,m h,? l ,, " Ilar J B ' ncc llls 6 ' 000 *»" bring benefit* to nation. iiiiu* journc v inrourh the we^f atiri »» * «» . ,^... Houston.—Charles Oldham ac- ouitted of lynching negro Just before democratic nntlonnl convention, five more to be tiled. Foreign. Rome—Prince Potenzianl wounds late the latter wns ultimately vlrtorlojuji^ ,^Vd«V^ t- • • V- 11 , , , . . *f^ T «tl lOwaTOs IJlxU 1 . SlutlOUlS fll KPV- ritmnviiH n rrnch Ivntu'^^n itrn nlr_ , .... lvJ ('*' ii 'f> »*- «< » climaxed a crash between two oir- planes 300 feet in the air here yes? terday. which cost five lives. The crash occurred over the Burns Flying Field when a plane piloted by Russell Paulger, and carrying two passengers, collided with one piloted by Captain Clement W. Brown of Detroit, who was circling the field with his fiancee, Miss Marjorie Yulll, 27. of Vanderbilt. Mich. Paulgcr's plane In attempting to dive under the other ship, caught on the underpinning and was ripped apart. The plane dropped to the ground and burst Into flames carrying to their deaths, besides the pilot, Allen Button, 26. of Detroit and an unidentified man. Brown's ship, a small biplane, manufactured by a concern of which he was president, jerked free of the mid air tangle, with & crippled wing and her underpinning gone. Tried To Lane, As the field ground crew and a few gpactators looked on, the flier began to spiral, in a effort to straighten the damaged wing by UB&jMKl finally succeed- fiwttter _ this. thfe plane on an even keel, he ,. ed down to attempt a londing, made perilous by loss of his lower gear. As the plane neared the earth t tlie wing folded, and the pilot banking the plane, again descended. The drooping wing gradually straightened out under the air pressure. After circling a bit, the' second desperate effort at landing was attempted ana as the crippled plane eral cities rn route for greeting wcll- wlslwrs. To ;stop at Capita! t Washington has "been mentioned as one of thr operating stops where a'reception probably will be'held in 1 1>rmcc Lancellottl In duel. the train sheds nnd several cities In Wiener Neustadt. Austria — Rival the "solid south" are understood to' meetings of social democrats and be on the lists for rear platform-appearances. Governor Smith will deliver but home defense leajrue held without friction; communist? arrested for disturbing Inflammatory circulars. ?Sf,i«rnT C V urinK thc Weekl that at Bucharest-Prince-Regent Nlchalos Louisville, Ky.. next Saturday night. He has not disclosed what his text will be. but now that Herbert Hoover has made his forma! bid for support in the srr.ith, some of the governor's supporters here believe he will de- TOte at least a part of his address KB the Blue Grass state to a reply to his republican opponent's remarks at Ellzabcthton. Tenn. Going To Tennessee Tennessee will have plenty of opportunity to get its first glimpse of the New York state executive before he invades Kentucky. That border state will be his first destination after leaving New York. Chattanooga and Nashville being on the schedule for a full day ot conference* TrRJar with Besides democrats. Mrs. Smith and returns from aPrls. Sport*. St. Louis — Yankees win third straight 7-3. Chicago—White Sox defeat Cubs In city eeries, but trail two games to three, Ban Francisco—Sacramento de- yesterday of fresh throngs of visitors and dclegatrs Including General John J. Pershiog, the horseplay which has marked every legion convention to date suddenly came in!a its own. The pillow stunt, in which H teTRc Tuimfwr of "itp'ormafre«™cutr holes in pillows and shake the feathers Into the street, ushered in a night of carnival such as this city has not known sine* the old cow* boy days. Plenty of Noise. Fire crackers and torpedoes re- verbcrated frequently from all sections of the city. San Antonio la traversed by » meandering river which twist? through the business districts under a number of steel bridges and rsmtiy: of the legionnaires devoted part oC their time to walking the high curving arches on either side of the bridges. "Black Jack" Pershlng found — than 30,000 of -his boys" when he stepped from hw more feats San Francisco in playo;f for --" ^- " lght BUd heay y »*«» championship of Pacific Coast League second half season. Berlin—Nurmi breaks three worlds records hi hours racing In field of 13. Tulsa, Okla.—El Quail wins 16- mile marathon when Andy Payne drops out Los Anff*35£~Oociitt defeats Bout- sua for men's Pacific southwest ten- n!s rhampioitshlnr Mrs. Bandy wlna i women's daughter. Mrs. John A. Wurner. the governor will bp accompanied on the trip by Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson, j State. wife of the artist and sister of Lady : ! Springfield—Word was received Astor. She is a campaign worker J here of the death in St. Louis, pre~ unes were necessary to hold tha crowd back as he walked to his au- ^f"^" 6 - He was whfatel away to his hotel before the easrer crowds could get within 100 feet of him .EsUjnates on thc total attendanco *wi, uip znoxtj optinsistlc prc-« ~-.»^ ?'°^ *8 atos t tee 50.000 ex, !S2Si^Z.^??.«» M f»«UTe. tatee trains will almost ami Ihcusl ap- try dropped slowly earthward it peared as though the game ..., would be crowned with success. But when the ship was within 100 feet of the ground the broken wing collapsed and flapped against the lower part*. Out of control, the ship nosed down end ploughed into thc I earth. Brown and his companion Some of Hoover's closest advisers were dead when witnesses arrived at and is one of the noted Virginia family of Langhomes. have sought to create the impression—in the east at least—that his stand on prohibition is open to "liberal" interpretations, that is with certain "wet" Implications." At Elizabethton^Saturday. he pointed out the presiaeriHal oath meant assumption of a solemn responsibility to enforce prohibition which he himself accepted. Smith is expected to follow up heavily in the east his modification views as set forth most recently in his Milwaukee speech. SMITH BOLTERS IN ALABAMA MAY LOSE POSITIONS and serious evils have he eontm- froai time evils are often ex- by who oppose tlie «Bduw*st of Uie evils are due ut to, What vannot them, from thcs^ the laws to " ***** to ma of DEM. OPPONENT OF LA FOLLETTE WILL QUIT EAOE Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 8.—(U.P.)— M. K. Reiily announced in a letter received at Democratic headquarters here today that he would withdraw his candidacy for the j United States senate on the democratic ticket. The letter stated Rellly. believes Senator Robert M. LaFoltette. running for re-election oil the republican ticket, "is aji mueh. in favor of the legislative progmtn of-'Oov. Alfred E. Satith as I am." Relily declared that in his campaign he had covered twenty counties and that he had not fooiid a single supporter of LaFollette "who was not iilio a supporter of Gov. Smith. Predictions had been made here that democrats of Wisconsin would throw their strength to the pro- is w j grtiiivt republican faction in the ' hujHrt of obtaining, in turn, support from the progressive* for the na- t,toija3 tick.sjt. O. A, Labudde, ehairni*n of the of Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 8.—(A.P.) — A statement prepared her* last night by the White Supremacy League, claiming a membership of 7,600 women in Alabama, calls upon state, county and city officials to dismiss employes who have bolted the democratic party. Officials of the state and county government, th* statement declares, are responsible to the democratic , party for their offices, and should dismiss ail employes who are not supporting the party's choices "from constable to president." Moreover, the statement urges the democratic state committee to oust candidates who fail to support the entire ticket and to name loyal democrats in their places. The candidates referred to are those eominated in the primary of May 8, slated for election in the general election nest month. All state and county offices In Alabama are nominated in party primaries. Municipal however, are mm-party the scene. TWO GIHLS KILLED. Denver, Colo., Oct. 8. — (A P) — Carol and Mary Begole. prominent in Denver's social set. were dead and Charles Wilson student airplane pilot was in a hospital with a broken neck today following a forbidden air trip yesterday which ended when their plane crashed from 2,000 feet In disobedience to the wishes of their father, George Begole. city auditor, the girls left home and went to the Dupont airport for a pre-arranged trip with Wilson, a student of the Denver school of aeronautics After gaining considerable altitude Wilson turned over one of the dual control sticks to Mary. 22 the student aviatrix. and shortly afterward one of the girls suffered" air paralysis, and -froze" to the control, throwing the ship Into a tail The Noted Comedian Passed Away From Pneumonia After Breakdown sumably of heart failure, of Robert Prather, president of the Springfield Club of the Three-I Baseball Ijeague of railroad officials ng directors. A total of 75 and regular trains were- dtr* to arrive before noon, but it was doubtful if they could be crowded into San Antonio's yard facilities in that time. Enactment of legislation providing for a universal draft in time of war should now be the first aim of Stonefort—Wiiaam Luster, 42. a ^^ American Legion. Edw&rtj E. former convict, was tolled by John j Spafford, retiring national com- Vance Knowles, with an Iron pipe Knowles told Sheriff Turner at mander, told the tenth annual convention of the world war veterans' It was not determined whether ***ty or her sister, Carol. 19, a u at the University of Col- «c*4o was handling the stick when to* plane went out of control "?I Was helpless," said Wilson, who conscious when aid reached "I couldn't take the ship back nor could I control it at ail. I cut the motor and shouted to the girl to let go the stick, but there wasn't a chance, and we crashed." The plane struck in a field ne & suburb. It landed upon ROMAN PRINCES FIGHT DUEL AND MAY FAOE GILLS near (Continued on page nine* STIHRED VOTEfiS WILL BE PROBED to demouratic tee. deciated today Ojat in uo way co/tsUtutca ' Chicago, Oct. 8.— (APi —The —— bombing early tliis year of the TALKS 1uams of United States S ON THK AT8. ffMtiattv ^T**"*-* 3 - Dencen and circuit -.^^ w« ia& &IS, iUmttiil John A. 8wansoii-boiabhyis which " served w concentrate public iufcer- New York, Oct. «.—(UJ»>.—Sena- ^ on th « April 10 primaries to tor Claude A. Swansea will speak i whtcj » Swansea WM the Deneen from Washington tonight on thfc' <amdi *» te *w state's attorney—is VictorvUle. Calf.. Oct. a.—(U.P.)— Larry Semon. noted screen come* rtlan. died at the Garcclou ranch near here early today. Death was caused by pneumonia which he contracted while he was attempting to recover from a nervous breakdown. His wife, Dorothy Dawn, the actress, was at his bedside when he died. Seraon's body will be brought here today and will be removed to Hollywood tomorrow for funeral services. The death of the comedian was not unexpected. Two weeks ago it was said that he might not recover from his breakdown. When pneumonia set in last week, hi.s death became a matter of days. With the exception of one brief and fairly successful venture into the world of cartooning. Semon always was connected with "show i folks." He was born in West Point, Mo., in 1889. His parents were troupers and were playing in that city at tlia time. During his childhood, young Semon took small parts in shows in which his fatlter was featured. White attending school In Savannah. Ga.. Semon began cartooning. He gamed considerable reputation,. _ « M . uuieu lu rrii: ' ! t^J±J*Il e<i °" ««r*l,,pt, ^at Mu^lini had Harristrarg that Luster insulted Mrs.T w ^ anls »tlon here-todsy. Knowles, Knowles Is & rural mail! carrier. Chicago—Religion and churches) should be kept out of politics. Dr. Henry Van Dyke, famous author, president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, said In an address. Chicago—Mr, and Mrs. P. Post of Decatur were made defendants to •»{*•* «« « two suite, totalling *i25,Doo filed by * u ty-seven More In New John E. Hurtt, of Chicago, who; charged they alienated the affections of their daughter, Prances who divorced Hurtt in Reno, Nev., a year ago. Rome, Oct. 8.— (AP.) —Prince Spada Potenziani. retired governor of Rome, has defended his honor with-the ••••sword, wounding Prince Laneellottl in a duel and Roman society today was wondering what punishment was in store for the duelists- Premier Mussolini is reputed to frown upon dueling which has long been prohibited in Italy, and since the Fascists came into power prison terms for those found guilty of setttUng differences on the "field of honor" have been increased. Prince Potenziarii fought to vindicate the honesty of his administration of the oldest functioning municipality in the world in a garden of a villa, outside of Rome. His duel was the second to grow out of a ivawrk attributed to Prince York And Brooklyn Hospitals Poisoned New York, Oct. 8.—(AJP.y—Thir- teen men were dead today presumably of alcoholic poisoning, with 57 ! other persons in Manhattan and Brooklyn hospitals suffering from the same complaint. Police said it, was the largest week end death toll from that cause since New Years. Four more deaths, believed by tna ___" police to bv due to alcoholism, wert; reported today, making a total of seventeen in New York over th» week end. Two unidentified mea were nickt-d j up in east side streets and two lodg- New York newspapers. He discontinued this profe dismissed . - . Cc Prmce Poter^iana because 01 graft., Uiroat and which gives the era w*re found dead in Bowery ouinnig houses. Dr Charles Harris, chief inedjcjil examiner, ascribed the unusually wavy death toll to the increase in the number of private stills in tha slum districts and the spread of the labit of drinking "smoke." or raw alcohol. Most of the dead and many of those in hospitals came irorn the lower east side. "Smoke." the name b^lng derived from a chemical wluch k introduced to soften the burning effect oa the in who the cov- nattuaai committee program to be broadcast over WOH nnd the regular nstwork of tfc* Columbia Swanson's r at 10 p m.. eastern etaadferd time. A chain of S3 statksis will tlie. repuMicttij uat-ionit from €2hieago- »readfi»sti«« wiil go oti Uj; Haymoud »*e«rim» sociated Broadc«stiag to* tlw *p«ak- as oue of the matters to be .„„„„ by the special grand jury impanell- ed today. " ^^ mj , f , .. - - ., • — •• , . ~ t-v co Most of his early efforts were slap- , enior immediately challenged h'm •uc* comedfe*. Later he turned to to » due i. - n ^y | oug ht Tif h -™ heavier- oo*SM»dy a«d stUi later he pu-rs and the count was wounded attempted to produce his own pic- u«^ «L«, He^lSa^d Uter tS * . rv .. t- • lie *** &u««rtng frum lumbago. of Oz." wluca was rPince oPtenaau* on hearing ihat to have his greatest, effort.. u;as | vflluutarv , .. a financial failure aud ended lus j wouiuted in was to be tstoi in coonection with the nJaying of DiajBorjd J«e Esyosito. ward leader for Uta Dene«u lactiou, who was a petition of bankruptcy and soon after he suffered u nervous breakdown. In August he was rcmou-d to the Garcelon ranch. rest juui health. lormer governor a uc- «*dird iii "niekiiig" his adversary and the mien* stopped the light. It was hoped trii,t ----- _ ..,._, would rvMon; his i Jf 1 u * e B*J-P»"* Theater on North primary campaign. This was the |it>i taiunation that Uus DttttttD-Swauacui TWO OHIOAGQ EOBBEB OF ^,900 SUNDAY Cicero Avenue O f fcUOQ, just as th house emptied alter the liuai stow smoky appearance, is distilled out "' con, mash, potatoes, fruit, and so on. Dr. Norris said, and sells for from 5 to 10 cents » drink. Ihis aturr is not poi^oiiOLa in th* ordinary sen«. of the u-rrn." Dr Korns explained, "but aii ounce or two or it has an effect on the hears 10 th»t 01 a whole boctle of hard liquor thas has been properly ab'td at the wood." --- —~ Sis oz tlu- de^cj were picked ay oa the DIEIOIBLK CUKOU5S 0¥SE SAN ANT OHIO San Antonio, Tvat, Ctot. --Alter culling for more Tfo* td tlVC aiid with Me Tttemter ioic- i mto the treasurer's of th# day's u he east. wiil miuuk-* Mid. turn- m, ««Ji4 I«JMM;I, over this city, ti«<«ig«j visitors tor tha «pttixt«f 'of 't£ tiotrnl , the monster uavy ««ko kit Pt. Wwth, wtMsce >t au b«--

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