INTERESTING BITS OF LOCAL NEWS
Twenty persons; mostly wom
en and children, had narrow es
capes from death in early morn
ing fire at 540 W. 12th' street.
Women tried to jump to the,
street, but were restrained. Sev
eral were' overcome' by smoke,
but were rescued by firemen and
Two patrols of policemen hur
ried to 1119 S. Marshalfield ave.
early today in response to word
that a murdered man was in the
basement there. The policemen
saw the form of a man in the cor
ner. One officer grabbed him and
shuddered. The man's head came
off. Cheer up, it was a ''straw"
man. And the coppers didn't
like the joke.
Speaking of "straw" men,
many a salf-made man worships
his own creator. W. R. H. take
Third fire in three days in plant
of Swift & Co., in the stockyards,
occurred today on third floor of
Warehouse No. 19, Exchange
ave. and S. Loomis street.
Peter Baranowski, 11, 527
155th street, West Hammond,
pointed "unloaded" rifle at his 5-year-old
sister, Anna. She died
Part of jewelry taken from
Mrs. May Perlett, 4031 Evans
ton ave., by man who attacked
her in her home recovered in
pawnshop. Police have clew
pointing to an ex-convict.
Nicholas Korngold, civil serv
ice commission investigator, who
testified against Inspector
Wheeler and his four aids, now
on trial, was discredited by attor
neys for the defense yesterday.
Korngold said his wife was in
California, but she was produced
in the commission's rooms by
Attorney Devine. Korngold also
admitted having borrowed sums
of from $5 to $100 from divekeep
ers during the time he was in
vestigating. Mrs. Alma C. Anderson, 5718
S. Peoria street, committed sui
cide at her home yesterday by in
haling gas. Left note asking hus
Mrs. Rene Morrow, charged by
the police with having killed her
husband, Charles D. Morrow, an
inventor, at their home, 4545 S.
Michigan ave., a week ago, says
she can prove an alibi "through
one of her woman boarders. Au
topsy will be held on Morrow's
body today at request of his wid
ow, who hopes to clear mystery
connecting her with the case.
Home of Charles Hill, 303 N.
Park ave., destroyed by fire.
J. E. O'Connor, "L" road
guard, and William J. Halpin, Ar
mour & Co. employe, arraigned
on serious charge preferred by
Lillian Malm, 16, who disappear
ed from her home in Blue Island
last week. Case continued to
Archibald T. Fitzgerald, 1523
Elk Grove ave., arrested recently
on charge of mistreating several
young women, failed to appear in
court yesterday when his case
was called. Bond of $1,500 for-
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