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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 12, 1912, Image 31',
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Henry Zuidman of- Morrison,
111., heldup by two men at 5th
ave. ftid'St. Charles road. Rob
bers took 85 cents. Henry smil
ed. Then they took his clothes.
Henry's smile froze, and he beat
it to a hotel in record time. N
Mrs. Mary Ester Ide, 4153
(Kenmore ave., is promoting plan
of bill to be broughtbefore legis
lature, abolishing capital punish
ment, and forcing murderers to
support their victims' families. A
state farm is contemplated in the
Mrs. Buehler, foster mother of
the missing Violet, has followed"
the lead of several newspapers
and police and is having 'dreams'
about her daughter. Says she
lias dreamed several times that
the girl is dead.
County Judge Owens yester
day, served notice that he would
remove from office any justice of
the peace found employing'run
ners" to frequent the marriage
Mrs. Elizabeth Nadasky. 1606
LaSalle ave.r hanged herself yes
terday in the attic of the house.
Aldermen Ryan,": Murray and
Fick appointed sub-committee to
investigate charges that prison
ers in bridewell and John Worthy
home have been cruelly treated.
Ishmond Denne, janitor in the
(Burlington apartments, 104 W.
Oak street, held to grand jury on
a charge of burglary.
Some day men will not be ex
pected to lie and cheat -and betray
their friends "for the good of the,
party." Someday! .,..
THE COLD WEATHER AND
THE PRICE OF COAL
Coal has been boosted from 10
cents to a dollar per ton within
the last four days and unless all
signs fail, the price is to be
screwed up to $2 and over per
top if "the cold weather holds out
and furnishes a good excuse.'
tl is said that th railroads are
confiscating coal shipments, this
helping to create a shortage and
paving the way for the claim that
they are able to deliver coal in
Chicago only one-fifth "as fast as
the city is burning it up.
Then, the mines are not min
ing more than half theif normal
capacity. Of course, the reason
ior this partial shut-down is clear
to the people who need coal to
The coal dealers say that Illf
nois washed coal is not being pro
duced because the washeries have
had to shut down until warmer
weather. That may not strike
the people as good logic but it is
good "business judgment from a
coal dealer's viewpoint. "'
As a lame apology for the-situ-ation,
they claim that many
mines whicfi are still producing,
cannot get the cars in which to
deliver their products. Since the
railroads haye gone out of the
coal business themselves, possibly
this is their way of proving that
two can play at the price-boosting
"We'd be suckers if coal didn't
advance wouldn't we?" was what
Fred A. Busse, ex-mayor and
prominent coal dealer of Chicago
had to say on the subject
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