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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1912, Image 8

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iLAUNDRY FIRE THROWS
; GIRLS INTO PANIC
X rA fire that threw 200 women
laundry workers into a panic
practically destroyed the Palace
laundry at 59th street and Lowe
avenue today, and gutted the
factory of the Engelwood Sash
and Door Co. The yards of the
City Fuel Co. were partially burn
ed, and six cars loaded with coal
were destroyed.
The laundry women had just
reported for work, when the fire
was discovered. Girls ran
screaming to the street, and then
tried to re-enter the burning
building to recover their wraps
and purses. The police were
forced to restrain them. It was
feared that some were burned to
death, but all the employes were
t accounted for on a roil call.
.- The loss will exceed $50,000.
The Palace Laundry plant was
destroyed by fire six years agp,
and the building burned today
erected in its stead
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? MUSCATINEPOLICE HEAD
WEDS BUTTON STRIKER
- Muscatine, la., Jan. 18.--Fred
H. Hoffman, chief of the Mus
xtine policedepartment, against
t wliqmemoval proceedings have
-been brought' by state labor lead
ers, was married to Miss Emma
Marie Jagow, a striking button
worker, a week-ago, and kept the
marriage a secret until today.
Hoffman was engaged to the
young woman previous to the
progress of the strike here, in
-which he too"k issue with the
strikers.
REAL SPORT LEADERS
up
R.C. Craig,
Sprint Champion. 100 Yards, 10
Sec; -220 -yards, 21 1-5 Sec.
WEATHERFORECAST
Brisk Winds.
Generally fair to
night and 'Friday;
for Chicago arid -vicinity;
cold, wave;
temperature Friday
morning 6 to 10 de
grees above zero ;
moderate to brisk northwest;
winds.
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cial to do, just- tell sbmWellow,
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