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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1928, Mason City, Iowa                                IOWA WEATHER Pair tonight and Saturday con tinued cold tonight no so cold Satur day afternoon AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for the Home VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JAN 20 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 89 MALL WON START IN CASE Breach of Promise Claim Withdrawn by Miss Floy Katherine Floy defendant in Dr action for alleged slan der was pictured by J C Robinson attorney for the defendant in the opening argument to the jury Friday as the designing and cunning schemer who used all her efforts to get the doctor to marry her Testimony in the case was com pleted at 10 oclock Friday morning after which the defendant who had a counterclaim for alleged breach promise and seduction withdrew the breach of promise chargeAn at tempt will he made to submit the case o the jury Friday evening Not Green Girl Claim In his argument to the jurors Mr Robinson portrayed Miss Floy not as tho green country girl who didnt know the ways the world but as a woman 10 years of age who had been to colleges and who taught school ifour years Her one object was to entrap en Ssnare and compel this defendant to Jnary declared the attorney who iscredited her claim that she didnt 5tnow what she was doing when she wrote the letter to Surprise busl men attacking the character and 13 Competence of the physician Coherent She claims she was hysterical when iia wrote this letter but I dont see iything incoherent or inconsistent In that she was Youthful Democratic Meeting Will Be April 20 Mrs Maulsby Des Moines Is First Woman to Head Iowa Committee DBS MOINES Jan tho stats delegate convention set April 20 and Mrs W B Maulsby ot DCS Moines elected as the first womun to occupy the chairmanship ot a state lemocratic committee the democratic slate committee today dissolved Itself into formal conferences with the ob ject of settling on a slate ot candi dates for state officers So far tho only gubernatorial can didatee mentioned Is Frank Miles edi or of the Iowa Legionaire Before the day is over however others muy merge from the discussions along with choices for the rest of the tickec Holds Party Principles From a national aspect the commit tee contented Itself yesterday with sticking to parly principlesas a mean of gaining control the government extolling tha tenets of Jackson Jet ferson Wilson and others and con sidering future successors in general rather than in particular The only formal mention presi dential timber was the declaration Mrs Annie Dickie Olsson former na tional commltteewoman from Minne sota that she would like to see B T Meredith of Iowa become Thia brot the 200 democrats attending lite postJackson day banquet to thuir feet Mr Meredith addressing the ian meeetlng1 confined himseeJOo his Tlioto shows an airplane view of the business section of Houston Texas ivliich 1ms been selected to entertain the 1928 democratic national coiiven llmision nosed out Sun Francisco Detroit Cleveland Chicago and Miami in tho race for the gathering thai will name the stamlara bearer of I lie democratic party in this years presidential campaign Houston is the capital of Harris county in tho southeastern part of Texas If is sonic 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and has i population estimated to bo in excess of It is an important railroad ceiilcr belnj located on tho Southern Pacific the Gulf Colorado Santa Fo other liiilroads It is located in progressive funning territory and ranks high la shipment of corn sugar and oflior products chaJV3 this mari with jnur of her sister yet he attended her will lather tor three years after the death sessireurreci iThe defendant Mr Robinson con claimed she had seances with wife who died in 1017 mee for probliiced about a letter from a Mrs Nicand Wied to spring a scheme of get check with certain jriditions attached Calls Story Preposterous It was one scheme after continued She comes into court ere and claims ho seduced nnd de bauched her and yet she admits she took a trip to Surprise to visit him Her story is a preposterous one Tlio reason she chose August 192o the lime of the seduction was that it was then the doctor started coming out to Kive her mother treatments Be fore that she had always gone to his Nowhere in this correspondence be tween tnem is there a word about the doctor promising to marry would it breathe couragement comfort and hope the large mass of the people by advo eating those principles and measures which mean most to Favors Tariff Revising A tariff equitable to farmers aria manufacturers alike farm relief strict enforcement of prohibition and es pousal the cause ot world peaci were mentioned as desirable planks Evans Woollen Indiana s favorite son for the presidential nomination told the dining democrats that th party makes war on the Fordnoy McCumber not with tho view to jumping from protection to free trade but toward tariff for revenue only aeli ROBINSON MOVES TO STRIKE PLEAS At tho conclusion ot the evidence morning the defendant3 at rH torneys withdrew their claim ol Jrai broach of promise inyi This followed a motion on the part of attorney T C Rob S inson to strike from tho defendant i allegations the counter claim of breach unds that the abandonment The conten made by the plaintiff I letters showed mutual of the marriage plans tion also was i attorney that the defendant s subse 3pe nient nullified her claim o1 onf Breach of seduction iheJ Witlnlrew Genera Denial whS In a conference with Judge M H Kepler who Is presiding over the 1 rase J K Williams L A Moe and A H Cummings the defendants at torneys withdrew the general denial moti ea ties not lo d J Jriv Ti lt oil jhowi show 5f so recog II trial SCttll Ca Cowa hecau the allegations of the plaintiff TURX TO PAGE 13 AUNT HET By Robert CLAIMS SMITH GIRUS DEAD Telegram Says Body of Stu dent Was Sent to Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE Jan today began a search to tho sender of a telegram to New York authorities saying that the body o Frances St John Smith mlsaln Smith college student was dlssecte and shipped to Jacksonville The message was sent from her and filed officers were informed b a man signing himself O F Jones An effort Immediately was begun t find O F Jones an evangelist o Hart Haven near here for possibl aid In clearing up the mysterious me sage Howard Figure Roosted NORTHAMPTON Jan the fact that St Job Smith father of the missing Ml Frances St John Smith had Increase to bis offer of reward for in formation leading to her discovery nc new clew of importance was available to Investigators today State city and private detectives were admittedly baffled by their failure to find a single authentic lead on which to work Solemn Warning Issued to fillers Weep Sentence s Announced oys Unexpectedly Enter Guilty Pleas for Death of Aged Woman DUBUQUE Jan ouths who vlsionetl a lifeoC bright gilts and fame aa opera singers after alnlng possession of the hoard of an ged woman recluse at Zwlnglo by aying her today saw their dreams ide before the encroaching grim alls of Fort Madison state prison hero they must spend the remainder t their lives at hard labor Presenting a wide contrast from the states rowpenciled marcelled and rouged ouncy exists arrested In St Loula some wo months ago six days after the obbery and murder Mrs Elizabeth IcKltrick 73 Leonard Cola IS Al oona and Howard Kramer 19 Malta shuffled Into dlstric court hero yesterday with downcas mien and heard life sentences passer after they had entered pleas of gui ty to first degree murder charges Cosmetic Splendor Gone Their appearance in court was a sur prise as their trial bad been set for next Monday Not even a trace oE their marcel wives was left of tho cosmetic splen which aroused suspicion St Louis police and resulted in tholr ar Upper House by Vote of 61 to 23 Excludes Illinois Man BULLETIN CHICAGO Jan Lcn Small in a formal statement to dity snirt he would refuse to recognize the iicllon of tho United States senate which yesterday burred Frnnlc L Smith scnutorelcct ol Illinois from its floor On behalf ot Bald Gov SnmllH statement I cannot oJid will lot recognize tho action tho United States senate In declaring that a va Acts of Foreign Lands Develops HAVANA Jan f delegates to the panAmerican con erence today centered on tho election a delegate reputedly hostile to pres nt policies of the United States in LatinAmerica to the chairmanship of he conferences most important com ittee Gusavo Guerrero Salvadorean dele gate was chosen head of the commit eo on public international law Tins ias jurisdiction over the most con roversal resolutions before the con treaties for codification DC America public international law jrepared at the jurists conference t Rio Janeiro last April One measure recommended was pro hibition by treaty of Intervention by orco of any American republic In the internal affairs of another Guerrero is credited with organizing in agreement between Salvador Guatemala and Honduras reputed to lave as its object resistance to foreign interference Nevertheless he was elected unanimously after his nomin ation had been seconded by Charles Evans Hughes head of the American delegation Dr James Brown Scott president of the American Institute of international law only American to accept any nomination ho becoming vice chairman of the committee on private International law MAN DIES AFTER FALL Mas rrmd at me because I got liberal at church Sim day and donated two days of her lime to Not So Says Forecast for Saturday DES MOINES Jan ter weather returning to Iowa with a cold wave that struck the state last night will bring zero temperatures In the north portion tonight the govern ment weather bureau here forecast today Not so however was the pre diction for Saturday afternoon Minimum temperatures reported last night were Dubuque and Charles City 4 degrees Sioux City Davenport and DCS Moincs 8 Omaha 10 and Kco kuk 12 Harrison Pine Was Injured When He Fell Against Bed Harrison Pine 63 formerly of Spo tane but who had been living with relatives here for the past two months died at Park hospital lati Thursday night on a result of injiirie which he received In a fall at the home of his brother Charles 33 Pine who lives about six miles west of Ma son City on the Clear Lake road Mr Pine fell down a flight of stair and landed against a bed in a man ner which caused a rupture It is said r Pine Is survived by three sis tors Mrs G W Voitz and Mrs Mag gie Geror Bemldjl and Mrs Clara Burnlmm Red Wins am tive brothers Henry Sam and Fred Mason City Burton Minneapolis and Charles Clear Lake Funeral services will be held nt the Patterson Funeral home Saturday at 3 oclock p with the Rev A C Htowe pastor of the Christian church officiating Burial will be made in wood Irish Free State President Is Here on GoodWill Mission NEW YORK Jan dent William T Cosgrnve of the Irish free state arrived in America today on an expressed visit good will Three thousand police had been marshalled along the line of marc from the battery to tha city hall pre pared to handle an unfriendly demon stratlon which die not occurMnyoi Walker waited to greet the visitor in tho nameof our six million people a large proportion of them from your T Cosgrave own omerald Shortly before President Cosgrave anded from the city tug Macom liow ver three mon and a woman marched nto Battery park bearing giant plac rds The placards read Who is crush ng Ireland with debt and Who murdered 77 Irish Wlio hates re and Who is the real head of Cosgrnvns Irish free George Innlc Monroe nt FKIIi Entertain Thornton Club THORNTON Jan C A Miller and Mrs C A Mnbh wen hostesses to tho Quality club Wednes day afternoon at the home of the for mcr Continued on Col Convention Insists All Lead ers Get Behind Farm Aid Plan IIOC1C ISLAND Jan warning to republican and demo cratic parties alike that any candi date opposed to farm relief legisla tion would receive the active opposi tion of the Illinois Agricultural asso ciation was contained in resolutions presented to the annual convention of the organization here today Referring to tho McNnryHaugcn hill before the congressional agrlcul tural committee it was declared the association will hold responsible 50 far as it is within our power any po litical party or any public official ivho contributes to the surrender of the principles of this legislation The equalization fee feature of the bill over which tho fight in Washing ton Is being waged was heartily en dorsed To deny It to agriculture Is equiv elant to refusing agriculture a place in our complex protective as sorted the protfciecl resolution A great lakes to gulf waterway Mexico development of the fcdera so line government supervision grain exchanged tho gasoline tax law anil nn arnondnunt to the amcnd ng clause of tho Illinois constitution received the stnmp of approval An amendment ot the present taxing laws Thrilling Tale of Kidnaping LYNN Jan chauffeur of Frederick W Enwrlglit Boston and Lynn newspaper pub isbcr was held today under charges kid to obtain and nn equitable assessment equalization of property vaiua TURN TO PAGE 2 Girls Give Benefit Show BELMOND Jan Girl Scout benefit movie The showed Monday and Tuesday evening to packed houses A profit was re alized by the girls which will be used for the benefit of the Girl Scout troop Issue Is Car ried in Face of Rural Verdict CIIKSCO Jan sur facing of the 15 miles of Howard coun tys two principal highways Primary No 0 running cast nnd west and No 50 crossing the county north mid south is assured Voters of the county by an S ma jority yesterday adopted the proposed county road bond issue to i nance the paving program The count was for tho issue Tho rural districts returned v toj heavy adverse vote hut Ibis was over come by nn overwhelming majority given the proposal in Crcsco Success has a habit of comi around while you nro Ilernlil weather figures for 211 hour period ending at oclock Fri day morning Highest Thursday 20 above Lowest Thursday nifrht 2 above At IYidny morning above Trnco of snow Both Thursday and Friday wore typically to say the cast Is no compliment to them But North Iowa cant with good grace hick about it after two weeks of weather in which the minimum lias not been below 20 degrees The drop of the mercury Thursday was steady tho not particularly rapid For a time In sunexposed places there was marked melting of the snow which liad fallen Wednesday night but in the afternoon the sun was obscured by clouds nnd a trace more snow gave blizzard dimensions to the scene for a time late In the afternoon A strong northwest wind has been blowing since Wednesday night nnd one wonders alxmt the size ot Iho hole that It Is filling down in Missouri southern Illinois Kentucky or elsewhere At I oclock the mercury bad risei to the 0 dcwrce mark and Iho win had dieddown appreciably of assault with intent to murder aplns and attempting blackmail and extortion while police investigated tbo sensational story told by Enwrlght of a plot against bis lite and the lately of his wife and daughter Frederick S Dutton was under ar rest Three others wero sought In cluding a former Enwrlght employe who with the others was alleged tc have forced tho publisher t gun point to agree to a temporary truco in con sideration an Immediate payment of Tho name of tbo former employe a columnist on a nowdefunct paper formerly published by Enwrlght at Boston was not revealed by police Tbo two others wero known only Cannonball and Murder Price Enwright said tho men told him they had been hired for tc murder him Enwright paid tho for mer employe jumping on tho running board and took a seat beside him aftci a cottnle hnl crowded the Kmvrigli car to thn curb lie poked a pistol against En Wrights ribs niul said to tho cliauf four tO to tbo place wo agreec Dutton Knwright declared sped at 70 miles an hour to a desertc shack There Cannonball and Snake1 were waiting and tliero were rope and a gag Enwright asserted the for mer employe said you owe me plent of money nnd Im going lo get it al back AVo are going to get fo knocking you off After we kill yo were going to weigh yourbody am drop It into tbo bay Theyll nnvc find you Threatened In Take OliI Then were going to grab you daughter and hold lier for Eleanor Enwrlght la 10 years old Tho publisher persuaded tho men tc enist and to accept Kmvvlshl inoted Dutton is saying1 lets biimr 1m off All five wrcnt to Boston where En vrigbt prevailed upon the former em ploye to accept the money by genera lellvery mall When lie emerged trom Enwrlghtt ioston newspapers Knwrtght said lie found the chauffeur alone in tho car They drove to the Lynn Telegram whero Enwrlght dismissed Dutton and informed the police wait transfer to Fort Madison how ver they were again dry eyed None nt Families Present In pnsslntr sentence Judge D E taOuire said he was giving the ouths tha punishment ho believes a ury would have fixeti in lieu ot hang ng which is optional under Iowa law Duhuriue juries the judge said ex erlence had taught him do not re urn hanging verdicts Tho boys were alone before the ourt except for their attorneys Cramer mntlo no attempt to com est and subsequent recovery of the loot taken from the aged wom ans home after they had struck her lown and left her to die on the kitch Btreamed down Kramers heeks during the half hours proceed To do so said Ills statement would 10 lo bargain away the constitutional rights of the people of a sovereign and would recognize the power of nn unauthorized body to uis tranchiso an entire state CHICAGO Jan bidden to sit In the United States sen ate Frank L Smith rested at his homo at Dwlght today to await word from his counsel as to his future course Tho senate yesterday nfternoon voted to deny tho Illinois senatorelect his sent by a voto 61 to 23 Mr Smith is regarded by Qov Len Small and oilier state officers na a senatorelect even If hehasnt a scat Nothing short of Mr Smiths reslgna is passed when rie chair buried hla face In his hands nd cried softly When they went back to Jail to nunlcnto with vitb him and amily hnd visited him his family nor they while some of Colas jail bore lone attended tho final act It Is bo loved however that they provided iis counsel The Cota family now lives n tho Xwinjrle dwelling where tho ragedy occurred tion would cause tho governor to ap point a temporary senator it was in dicated nnd the former chairman of the Illinois commerce commission has no Intention of resigning Claims elcphone a small railroad station where told of tho senates action in passing tho Reed resolution declaring his cre dentials to be tainted with fraud and In that Interview ho reiterated the assertions he had made before the Reed committee investigating bis cam paign that tho senate was without right to overrule the action of tho stnto Illinois in electing him and tbo demand that he be seated be fore action be taken on bis fitness Previouspronouncements of Gover nor Small coupled with comments from Attorney General Oscar Carl strum nnd also from Cornelius J Doylo of Springfield attorney fur Smith are boiled down to make this situation Small Wont Act Governor Small refuses to recognize a vacancy In tho senate from Illinois Ho will not make a temporary up pointmcnt unless Mr Smith resigns Mr Smith will not resign Ho will be at liberty to appear for admission to tbo senate of tbo seventy first congress convening two yearn hence or in the meantime to Initiate legal proceedings to establish hia claim to a seat in congress Proposed Texas and Califor nia Merger Would Create Giant Company NEW YOIUC Jan pos sible rival of the Standard Oil Inter ests for world tivulo was seen today in announcement of plans for merger ot two of the largest of the so called independent oil companies the United Stales projected merger bring together thru an exchange of stock the Texas corporation and the Califor nia Petroleum company with com bined authorized capitalisations ol Culmination of the mer per is dependent upon participation o at least 1 per cent of tlic Calitornl companys stockholders The merger would mako the Texa corporation ono of the largest unit In the oil industry taking rank along siilc tho Standard Oil company o New Jersey ana the Standard of York SMITH KICKED OUT Washington Man Kills Former Wife Then Self KAITIFIKLD Jan Ross 38 Iowa fatally stabbed ills former wife Mrs lack West and then killed himself by cut ting hla tliront at the West home here today Itoss had bcxjn making an effort to obtain tlio custody of his two children Hobert 7 and Rich ard 0 both of whom hart hoen placed In their mothers cnrc when she divorced from Col Robbins ReElected Insurance Company Heac CKDAR RAPIDS Jan 13 rtobbins recently npinunlrd as int secretary of war was reolcclL president of the Life i aurnnre company iit tho annual nw Inp of th and He was also given a years lonve of a sence to take up Ills resldrncp 1 Washington wbilo he Is In the ompk of the government WASHINGTON Jan he senates doors wcra definitely od today to Frank L Smith re ublican senator elected from Illinois hey wero doubly barred lata yester iy by a 81 to 23 vote that declared Is seat vacant after the senate for IB second time voted 5G to 27 against iving him theoath of office The exclusion vote which cams fter three days of debate was on doption of a special committees res lutlon declaring his credentials tainted dth fraud and corruption because his acceptance ot primary cam algn funds from Illinois public utlli Ics officials As the senate established n pre wlent by excluding Smith without IrsE premitting him to take the oath TURN TO PAGE 1 Telephone Operators Hircil FEIITILI Jan stock holdcrn of the telephone company bcl the annual meeting Monday afternoon Mrs Daisy Morrison and Ethel Stand nuist worn hired as operators for the coming yoar Will Rogers HAVANA Cuba Jan dent Cooliclgo made a spcecli here and our diplomats nro all here so means that Lindbergh will liavo tit follow soon anil get the pcoplo in i good humor again I do know that other na tinns are the politest people in the world We have nil boon IKTO fivn diiys and not n one ban men tioned Nicarafrun Its liko Dcmp lioini in a crowd and having no one mention Tunncy Yourc WILL ROGERS P you read about what MIctilKiin did with its chlW inurkror It sent him to jail life boforo the couM make him famous 1928 1 If desired Phone 2S   

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