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READ NEWS WANT ADS EVERY DAY. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS Final Edition ] VOL. L1I1. TWELVE PAGES. (Eitabllthed July 4, 1872) HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1924 HILL ACQUITTED OF VIOLATING VOLSTEAD ACT fury Frees Maryland Con- greaaman of Charge. MADE CIDER AND WINE Court Had Held Beverages Must Be Intoxicating In Fact for Conviction. Republican Chairman Is Lodge's Successor Baltimore, Nov. 13.—Representative John Philip Hill of Baltimore was acquitted by a jury In United I States court today ot violating the j Volstead law by manufacturing In-j toxlcnttng wine and cider at Iris ] home. I The fifth and sixth count* of,' the'indictment which charged Col. Hill with maintaining a common nulsnnce at Ills homo.' wero dis- m.ssnd tinder Instructions from Judge Morris A. Soper, who presided nt Inn trial. Must Be Intoxicating In Fact. The trial was tho result of a test enso forced by Colonel Hill, who maintained the Volstead law gavo the farmer a right to manufacture cider and wine hut withheld from tho city mau the right to manufacture beer. The trial brought from Judge Soper the opinion that the clause of the Volstead act dofinlng beverages of more than cne halt ot one per cent alcohol content as Illegal, did not apply to homo made wines and cider, provided the product is juon-ltitoxIcaUcg "in fact." Judge Soper also Indicated by his rulings and bio clrargo to the jury that the burden rested upon the government to show that such homo products were Intoxicatiug In fact and a violation of the law. Reached After 17 Hours. The verdict was also tho end of seventeen hours of deliberation by Ihe jury which extended through all ot list night before tho twelve were able to agree on a finding. It was reached at n quarter ot seven this morning when it was sealed, signed and given to the foreman who handed It to Judge Soper when tho jury again entered the courtroom at 10 o'clock. No sooner bad It been read than Hill and his attorneys were surrounded by a clamoring crowd ot admirers who struggled to shake them by their hands while showering congratulations which temporarily halted tho proceeding of other court business. "The verdict speaks for itself," Col. Hill said. Ten to Two on Start. t'nited States District Attorney Amos \V. W. Woodcock, who prosecuted the case, made no statement following the verdict, declining to discuss the Jury's action. The jury retired at 1:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon to consider its verdict. Oti the first ballot It -etood ten to two for acquittal, according to tho story of ouo of the Jurors. No Washington Comment. Washington, Nov. 13.—The department of Justice, will await a full report from United States Attorney Woodcock at Baltimore before It is willing to comment on the effect of tho acquittal ot Representative Hill in tho cider manufacture case. Attorney General Stone explained that there could bo no appeal by tho government tinder the law and that therefore the case against Hill becomes a closed incident insofar as the gov ernment is concerned. Old Stuff Say* Volstead. Granite Falls, Minnn., Nov. 13.— Tho opinion of Judge A. Soper of Baltimore, that fruit Juices may be made for home consumption regardless of the alcoholic content Is "old stuff" Andrew J. Volstead, father of the prohibition act, declared here today. Judge Hand held the same opinion In Now York » long time ago, according to .Mr. Volstead. "You can't administer enforcement by trying to interpret what alcoholic content makes a beverage Intoxication," Mr. Volstead said, "It was not the Intention of the act to prohibit home making ami consumption ot fruit jolce that will not become wine. A fruit julco will net develop any alcoholic content without Ihe use of sugar. Some persons would become intoxicated on a small percentage of alcohol- Is content, while others can coa- numo largo quantities of high content without" exhibiting signs of intoxication. "1 do not feel that tho ruling of Judge Soper will have auy effect on prohibition enforcement." May Recover All of Plunder From Roundout Robbery W. M. BUTLER APPOINTED TO SENATE PLACE Republican Chairman Named to Succeed Lodge. HAD PLANNED TO RUN Dissuaded from Making Race This Year In Order to Manage Campaign. WILLIAM M. BUTLER. READY TO SHIP BY AEROPLANE American Railway Express Co. Would Contract for New Fast Service. New York, Nov. 13.—The American Hallway Express company is ready to use airplanes for., the transportation ot freight If a dependable service Is offered It, Robert. K. M. Cowle, president ot tho company told a gathering of airplane manufacturers and pilots hero last night "The company will grant an exclusive contract for the carrying ot Its packages to an aerial transportation firm which can show a dependable and efficient service," he said. Advocating the establishment of a new air department by the government, Mr. Cowle urged tho active participation by tho government In subsidizing large commercial transportation companies. Wichita Bank Clerk Surrenders Himself Wichita, Kan., Nov. 13.—Harold T. Stewart, 23 year old bookkeeper at the Central Stale Bank here, who has been missing for two days following the discovery of alleged defalcations in Jils books, was arrested and arraigned In city court today and remanded to Jail in default of $.1,000 baud. Stewart's alleged defalcations will amount to approximately $2,500, fully protected by insurance, according to W. D. Bowling, vlco president of the bank. Tho shortage had boon covered up by false entries in the books-, Uowllng said. The bookkeeper returned to Wichita voluntarily from Alva, Okla., whence he had fled. He will be permitted to mako up tho short- ago, bank officials said. SOUTH DAKOTA JURIST CHOSEN TO TRY STEWART Kansas City. Nov. 13.—Judge James D. Blliott ot tho Federal District Court of South Dakota has been assigned to the second trial of W. K. Stewart, head of the W. E. Stewart Land Company, charged with using the mntls ID defraud in connection with the sale ot land In the Rio Grnndo Valley in Texas. Tho assignment was announced by Judge Walter H. Sanhorn, presiding Judge ot the United States Court of Appeals, in a letter to United States District Attorney C. C. Madison. Judge Killott will not bo able u> appeal here until Do- comber 8, the letter said. Dangerous Lunatic Works As a Barber Chicago, Nov. 13.—Brent Wood Glasscock, who has confessed that be directed tho $2,000,000 mull train holdup at Roudout, Ills., last June, Is reported to have told gov eminent officials that $600,000 worth ot the loot is hidden In u Houthslde flat here. ' Officials Intimated today thai this l:i all of the uurecovered loot as they sent searching pari lis out. This would moan that # 1.Hi0.')i>,i has been recovered. Rumors Hint Win. Fahy, former postal inspector accused of being the Inside mun in the robbery, would change his plea to guilty, ware GOtBhAtifiAUy AWlwl Itf tt^s St* J Worcester. Mass.. Nov. 1.1.—A dangerous lunatic has been shaving the city's most prominent men In ono of the loading barber shops of the city during the last week. He escaped ten days ago from the state hospital here and was captured today at his home. Tho police then learned he had gone straight from tho hospital to the barber shop and got a job. Ho showed no signs ot insanity while at work. Boston, Nov. 13—William M. But- lor, lawyer and manufacturer, and chairman ot the Republican National committee, today was appointed by Gov. Cox to succeed tho late Senator Henry Cabot Lodge as United States Senator ftom Massachusetts, Tho governor. It was said, has assurances that .Mr. Duller will accept. To Serve Two Years. The appointmenut Is for approximately two' years as the scat cannot bo filled by election until the next general election in 1U2G. This is in accordance with a law enacted two years ago, giving the governor authority to apppolnt a successor to fill such vacancies as may develop between eloctlons. Senator Lodges term would have expired In 1928. and tho winner ot the election two years hence will serve only until that time. Mr. Butler will qualify at Washington in time to take his seat when congress convenes on December 1. Wanted to Run Against Walsh, Mr. Butler, whoso political activities had been suspended for several years, was roady to take tho field tills full for tho Republican nomination for United States senator In opposition to David I. Walsh, Democrat, but President Coolldge's wish that tho manufacturer undertake direction of the Republican national campaign brought him Into tho larger field as chairman of the national committee Instead. The success of tho Republican campaign was followed by a vacn- tlou Intended lo last two or threo weeks but Senator Lodge's grave Illness cut It short. Slated for Cabinet. It had been understood that Mr. Butler would have a place in the new cabinet of President Coolldge and that continued association with the president In this connection was desired by him, but the senator's death changed the plans. The senator-designate, who practiced law at New Bedford for years and was elected to the bouse and senate, serving as president of the latter body, over a period of six years before he came to this city In 1S95, has been active principally as head of cotton manufacturing Interests since that time. His interests also Included power and railway companies. Would Limit Term. Boston, Nov., 13.—Chairman Charles IT. McGluo ot the Democratic state commttteo announced that he would filo, with tho legislature today a bill, tho effect of which would he to limit to March 4, or until an election can be held, tho term of William M. Butler, us United States senator In succession to Henry Cabot Lodge. The matter may bo carried to the United States supreme court, McGlue said. White House Approves. Washington, Nov. 13.—Wold of tho appointment of Win. M. Butler as senator from sMassachusett was received with undisguised approval today by tho White House, Throughout his service as Republican field marshal, in tho presidential campaign, Mr. Butler worked In close cooperutlon with President Coolldge and hl6 selection to the sonale is regarded as adding to the membership of that body an unfailing supporter of administration policies and an advisor to whom tho president can turn trustfully to when he seeks counsel ou major questions of legislation. Tho selection was not unexpected nmoug those close to Mr. Cool­ ldge. There has been no outward imitation that such a choice was advised from Washington, but It was no secret that among the president's most intimate friends Mr. Butler was favored for the place made vacant by the death of Senator Lodge. XU. 114. Accidentally Shot. Kansas City, Nov. 13.—Robert C. Greenlease, widely known automo- bilo dealer- here, is under trent- ?i3iit at a local hospital for a wound received when hunting near Hutler, Mo., yesterday. Mr. ilrceuloase was struck near the left eye by a bullet that glanced from a rock. Physicians are hopeful of saving the sight of the eye. WEATHER AND KOADS Poor Negro Thought He'd Get Same Fate As Wealthy Killers BUSINESS MEN CHARGED WITH A DEATH PLOT Four New Arrests Grow Out of Convicted Men's Affidavits. SHOT PUBLISHER'S SON Men Under Sentence Claim Immunity Was Promised by Those Accused. EXTRA SESSION NEED SEEN BY SENATOR BORAH TWO TESTIFY ' WOMAN HIRED THEM TO KILL Important Witnesses First On Stand In Case of Mrs. Mary Eggleston. Kansas City — Cloudy, roads muddy. Emporia—Cloudy, ronda slippery. Sallna—Misting, light rain last night, roads fair. Coffeyvlllu —Threalpuiiig, roads j muddy. i Plilsburg- Raining, roads mud dy. Arkansas City — Heavy raiii; roads muddy. Wlchllu—Cloudy, roads muddy. Ottawa—Cloudy, roads muddy. Topeka—Cloudy, roads muddy, Chicago, ^Nov. 13.—Lawrence Washington, negro robber who pleadod guilty to murder, and was sentenced yesterday to be banged —the |lrst hanging sentence since Nathan Leopold and Richard Loci), who confessed tho kidnapping and mnrder of Robert Franks were let off with life Imprisonment, declared in jail toduy that ho had nok| been given proper consideration. 'T would not have pleaded guilty If 1 thought 1 was going to get the rope," ho said. "1 think I should have got as much mercy as those two white boys, who committed a crime worse than mine." Lamed, Nov. 13.—During the opening statement of the county attorney-in the murder trial of Mrs. Mary lSggleston charged with planning the murder of D. A. Kly, her lover and Airs. Laura Eggleston, the first wife of tho defen- denl's- late husband, a now development of tho case was brought out. Tho county attorney told of having gone to the home of Mrs. Mary Eggleston and .of reading the warrant ot her arrest to her.,When she heard It she burst out with the exclamation: "I havo never seen any strychnine and havo never bought any. if there was any here I would take It right now." The fact that she made this statement was rather odd, the attorney said, as no mention was made in tho warrant of strychnine having been tho poison which was provided the hired assassins to use in the double murder. Tho selection ot the jurors to try tho case was completed this morning. Al* but two aro fanners and all are married men but or.e. Says She Hired Him. W. (.'.. Pool ot Larned was tho first witness and ho recited the story of having made a contract with Mrs. Eggleston to make away with Ely and Mrs. Laura Eggleston, for which he was to be paid $200. Ho" also exhibited the loaded gnu which ho was to use if the poison did not do away with the two intended victims. This gun lias been in the custody of tho officers since the story of the alleged plot was first told the Pawueo county officers by Pool. After viewing the gun by the jury, the judge ordered It unloaded. It. C. Burgess, a detective of Hutchinson, hired by the Pawnee county authorities to get further evidence ot tho plot then testified of how he hail assumed the disguise ot an under-world thug and he exhibited the contract which he had received from Mrs. Eggleton which called for the payment ot $200 for killing the two. Tho contract was signed by' assumed names, Mrs. Eggleston using the name, "J. W. Jones", Burgess that of "Bud Brown" and Pool signing as "John Kelly," according to the testimony. Accused Women Weeps. During the testimony ot Pool, tho defendant burst Into tears and seemed greatly affected. Col. Ely still sits besido his alluged would- bo murderess and councils with her attorneys. Mrs. Laura Eggleston, tho other victim of the murder plot is au interested listener at the trial. "Dry" Leader Says Election Was Big Prohibition Victory Washington, Nov. 13.—Analyzing the results of the election from a "wet and dry" viewpoint, Wayne B. Wheeler, general counsel of the Anti-Saloon League, today declared 320 ot the 432 members of the bouse endorsed by tho drya bad been successful. ; 'The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment," Wheeler said, "made 174 endorsements ot candidates for congress, of whom 82 were elected. They openly opposed 262- candidates ot whom 210 were elected. Eight of the candidates endorsed by tho wet organization either repudiated the endorsement or had dry voting records. "Of the 33 senators elected, 17 who were re-elected aro listed as dry, one is outspokenly wet, mid two vote for enforcement legislation, while all but two of the thirteen newly elected senators are favorable to prohibition enforce- nieiit; most of these were fought by the wets. "Tho total number ot members- elect of the house who are listed as favorable to tho dry cause is 320, while in tho senate 72 of tho IMi members will support legislation to make prohibition effective." TOLMAN TAKES STAND IN OWN BEHALF TODAY Accused Pratt Banker Expected to Be Last Witness In Killing Case. REFORMATORY INMATE IS CHIEF WITNESS. Wlntield Kan. Nov. 13.—'Mrs. Chris ITnney ono of the Tew women in Kansas to be tried for bank robbery is on trial here for tho second tinio now. Testimony was begun this afternoon. Oscar Rhoades now serving time at the Hutchinson Reformatory af- tor pleading guilty to robbery of 1 the Ro«.'i State Bank is expected to be the chief witness for the state. INDIANA MAN LEADS THE BUILDING TRADES Kl Paso. Tex., Nov. 1:1.—George F. lledriek, Lafayette, Intl., international president ot the Brotherhood of painters. Decorators and Paper Hnugors of Amorlca, was elected today president ot the Building Trades Department ot the American Federation ot Labor. ZR-3 On Test Flight. Lakehurst, N. J., Nov. 13.—A test flight ot the ZR-3. the first to no made since her 5.000 mile iiiglit from Germany a month ago, probably will bo made next week, Lieutenant Commander Doom, executive officer at the naval air station, said today. • WEATHER1 Kansas—Generally fair tonight and Friday; colder in ea3t and south portions tonight. TEMPERATURE READINGS As reported by the automatic rrgts- terlng sause ut tho First National bank building: 4 P. M 57 0 P. M 67 8 P. M 55 10 P. M .11 12 Midnight 50 2 A. M 4r, Maximum, 57; 4 A. M... 11 A. M... 5 A. M... 10 A. M... 12 Notm., 2 1\ M A minimum, 32. Pratt, Nov. 3 3.—Ed Tolman, Pratt banker, took the witness stand nt 11 o'clock this morning and in a. clear, concise manner narrated his story ot his movements ou the night of May 17, culminating with the fatal shooting ot George Karris, a Rock Island conductor. Tolinar: declared that Farris fired ono shot before ho opened fire, sending Hire a bullets Into the bod> of the man whoie wife was in his car. Tolman sketched in detail his movements from the time he left the bank. Ho started, he said, to Lyons, where Mrs. Tolman was visiting, but because of car trouble turned back. Ho picked up .Mrs. Farris abut, five blocks from her home, he stated, seeinj her walking alone. When they reached the Fan-is home, the accused man testified they found tho husband crouched behind a tree. Tho banker said an argument ensued In which the conductor charged him with having made love to his wife, and that Ferris said he was going to kill them both. Farris fired once, Tolman said, and the pistol jammed. Drawing a revolver from his pocket, Tolman testified, he fired three shots, r arris died In a hospital two months later. Had Been Close Friends. The banker declared that Mr. ami Mrs. Farris bad long been close friends of his family, in tills statement he was corroborated by Mrs. Tolman who also was ou the witness stand today. Cross-examination ot Tolman by tho prosecution tills afternoon is expected to wind up the trial. Instructions will then be read to the jury and arguments begun. It Is probable that by au overtime session the case can bo given to the jury tonight. If It Is not the twelve*] men will receive lli« case before noon tomorrow. Big Crowd Present. In anticipation of the testimony of tho banker who is accused of second degree manslaughter, a big crowd stormed the. court room this morning Bnd every available Inch of space was occupied. It was not known for certain whether tho state would offer auy rebuttal testimony. Rock Island, 111.. Nov. 1.1.—Thomas Hnege, clothier, former chairman of the Republican county committee, John W. Potter, publisher and John M. C'olllgan. managing editor of the Hock Island Argus, and Jake Ramser, jeweler, were arrested here yesterday In connection .with the death ou October 0, 1022 ot John Connor Looney, son of John Looney, former owner of the Rock Island News. Warrants for them were Issued after A. W. Billburc and George Holsnpple, under sentence for tho killing, filed affidavits in curcuit court charging Ramser with firing tlte shots that killed Looney, and the others with conspiracy to murder. They were released on bonds ot $10,000 each and their preliminary hearing set. for Monday. Killer Promised Immunity. The affidavits charge that the four, with a number ot other prominent business men and city officials promised Blllburg and Holsapple immunity for their part in the attack upon the Looneys. who were set upon by a gang In a pistol fight. Tho fight tho affidavit, said, was the climax ot a series of meetings of those named in Ihe sworn statements, who planned to drive tho elder Looney from the city. The accused had decided tho authorities were lax and that, no prosecution of Looney could be hoped for from those in power .sinco no action concerning the deaths of several men in gang fights In whlcn .Looney was Involved, had been tnken. the affidavits said. Various means of compelling the Looneys to leave wore considered, the statement said, until the revolver fight occurred In the center of tho business district In which young Looney was Blain. Four Convicted. Billburg, Holsupple, George Buckley and Dau Drost. went found guilty of the killing and sentenced to prison, and applications for new trials were denied by the state stt proine court a few days ago. The elder Looney, who fled to New Mexico ten days after his son's death, was recently arrested there on murder charges in connection with tin? gang fights but resisted exiradttion. Army Airmen Travel 9 Million Miles In Year; Cost 18 Lives Dayton. Ohio, Nov. 13.—United Slates army aviators flow 0,003,300 miles during li'23 with a loss ot but IS lives, according to statistics given out today al MeCuok" Field. The number ot miles covered by tho airmen is based upon the speed of tho slowest airplane, tho Do llaviland, which ordinarily travels at a 120 mile an hour speed. A general average of all the speeds of all tho ships would probably boost, tlie total number of air inlies. Continuing the figures on tho 120 mile an hour basis, it is shown by tho table that for every 005,080 niiletf tho ulrineu covered, one human life was lost. For every 57,-ISO miles there' was ono accident. The distance covered by tile airmen daring; last .year is more than 311 times around the earth. Army fliers put in 7r>,77S hours in the air. McCook field officers said there is no other mode ot transportation that, can produce similar figures. Tho number of miles traveled and tile comparatively negligible, loss of life makes the ulrplane the safest method of travel, they maintain. Long Range Flying Boat Is Contracted Idaho Senator Advocates Extra Meeting of Congress YEAR'S WAIT TOO LONG Doesn't Expect Coming Short Session to Accomplish Anything. Washington. Nov. 1,1.— An extra session of the new oongi'ess soon after next. March 1. was urged today by Senator Derail, Republican, of Idaho who declared he thotmie'. farm and railroad measures a 1 ; well as tho world court proposal air! perhaps tax relief should be taken up at. that time. The Idaho senator voiced Iii ' opinion after a call on President Coolldge, but said the legislative d'uatlon wns not discussed at then- conference. Administration -officials close to the president indicated yesterday that tie had no pr---out plan for the calling ot a spc • lai session. Against Year's Delay. Senator Borah believes that It'- tie In the way ot general legislation will bo accomplished at. the coining short session which Is to be devoted largely to work ou appropriations^ He regards a delay until the regular meeting of tho new congress in December of next year as unnecessary and unwarranted. As a result of tho death of Senator Lodge, Mr. Derail Is In lite- for chairman of the foreign relations committee, which Is charc-i with chief responsibility for action on the world court, proposal, lie Id today he had no definite plan fo. such action but thought ihe question should be brought up and disposed of one way or another. Burton Against It. An opinion contrary to that of Mr. Borah, was expressed by Representative llurton. Republican, Ohio, another white house caller, who said he saw no necessity for an extra session and belived that In addition to the appropriation bllla, such farm measures as are neees- sary can be passed at the short session. Mr. llurton discussed this question briefly with the president.. Gunman Guarded In Hi* $10,000 Casket Chicago. Nov. Kl.—Dion ion, florist-gunman, lay in a Sin.- 000 casket today, guarded by silent square-jawed henchman, amHt thousands ot dollars worth of flowers anil wreaths, while the police traced what they considered tlw first tangible clue to the Identity ot his slayers. They held Jules Portugais. 23. a boxer, known as .Jimmy Wells, ii; whoso garage a blue sedan was found aiifiw'ering tho description of the one In which the slayers fled from O'llanlon's flower shop after tho killing. Tho car's license plate police said, corresponded with that which witnesses said the slayers automobile carried. COLD WAVE JUST MISSED THIS STATE. Topekn, Kan., Nov. 13.—Kansas Just missed its predicted cold wave. S. D. Mora, weather forecaster, announced today. The chill weather that sent the mercury down to 20 degrees below zero at llnue. Mom., today had passed over north of Kansas. .Slightly colder weather was expected tonight, with cleat- skies afler last night's ruin. Ihe heaviest, since .September 2S. Rain or Snow Tonight. Kansas City. Nov. 1.1. —Light rain or snow with lower lettipetaUtrea were predicted for tonight by the local weather bureau. Hixtysix hundredths ot au inch of rain tell here hint night, which, weather bureau officials said, was unusual for November. ..41 ..37 British Laborite Plan* U. S. Visit London, Nov. 13,—Ramsay MacDonald Is contemplating n visit to America on u holiday after hU hard grind of nearly a year as Great llrltaln's first labor premier, the Evening Star today says It understands. Nothing definite had Icon decided as lo the nip but it Is expected the announcement will lie made shortly according to Ihe Slur, which adds that while the ex-pro- mler has received a / number ut tempting offers, he does not intend to lecture or make public speeches. 77ie Cheerful Oierul)] A tree sttnds firm tnd strong in Pa.ll Though winds rrv&Y strip its leaves •a.wo .y — Thus disappointment J strip my life. But strength and hope c?. r > always st • Befriends Cripple, It Costs Him $8,000 New York-. Nov. 12.—A demonstration of wily New Yorkers uro iiard hearted was given to Robert J. Fisher, a salesman of Athens, Tenn., In tho washroom of the Pennsylvania Hotel here today. A cripple entered the room.i dropped a handful ot coins ami groaned as he stooped to pick them up. Fisher obligingly helped; but when ho arose the cripple had departed with a wallet from Fisher's coat, containing jewelrv valued al 50.000. Bey Drowns In Barret. .I .Uk -iioii City Kau. Nov. Kl l-'ol. lowing a search of several hours, in which many neighbors took part, the four year old son of Ray JJuhror, a farmer living near Chap- niau, was found drowned lu a barrel of water haalde his home last eveulUK, Washington, Nov. 12.—A contract for a naval flying boat, capable of making a sustained flight frum the wcs.t coast to Honolulu has been signed by the bureau of naval aeronautics. Specifications call for a proven capacity of five passengers and a ton of freight. The contract was regarded In naval circles as the first step toward filling a rocogn ! zed deficiency in tho fleet for long distance maneuver an if it meets expectations the new plane will be used as a model for the organization of a special fleet auxiliary capable of I independent operation 2, .100 miles from permanent base. NEW YORK PROPERTY AT $304 SQUARE FOOT New York, Nov. 13.—Records for Fifth Avenue real estate values were shattered when tho Ilarrlinan National Haul; tit Forty Foiulh street and Kit Hi iiveiim.- i.-i.wxil contracts tie the } MUV!I;;M - of ailjoiuia-i properlj al near 1 ) -Si oij ".'."li or about ->al I a square toot. The properly was bought from A. fl. Spuuliling and brothers. A ?.j,0ou,000 twelve story marble office building Is to be erected ou th« combined properties, '. BIG LEASE ACREAGE WILL GO AT AUCTION Pawhusl.a. Okla., Nov. Kl.— An .auction sale of oil leasts on l v t tracts comprising approximately SO.niio litres ot land In the Osu ^i.- nation will lie held Thursday, December IS, it was announced "today _ by the Osage Indian aaency here. Tho last sale was held June IM, tills year, *heu leases ou approximately 20.0110 acres were disposed of. The two sales will account, for half of the acreage of 100,000 which congress has provided must be offered for lease each year. Tho fiscal year terminates March 31, 1021. WILL CAMPAIGN FOR U. S. ENTRY TO COURT. Buffalo, X. Y., Nov. in —Mans for a campaign lo be carried to the president, the *uto (i^'arimeut. and congress in behalf of America's entry Into the world court, were o -il- Hnod at sessions today of the peace congress conducted by the American counsel of tile world alliance for international friendship through tho churches. Memorial Workman Killed. Kansas City, Nov. 11 —The first accident, in connection with, tit" building of the Liberty Meaion-I here iii-eMITe.l Utility v >»CM llit -l Nelson, a workman, fill 2? :'e an.I was killed. A buck pier upon which he .was siaaulug gave way, A Pennsylvania girl raised S12 quarts of strawberries uu uus» twentieth of uu. iicrs.

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