NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
Six firemen and crew of street
car injured when hose cart going
to fire at 122 N. Peoria street
struck car at Randolph and Hal
sted. Blaze was in E. Katzinger's
Mfg. plant, and for time threat
ened to spread to Cathedral of SS.
Peter and Paul, causing panic
among students and nuns in St.
Mary's Mission Convent.
George J. Sweeney, fireman, 247
Beethoven place, only person se
riously injured in the collision.
Taken to Iriquois Hospital, suf
fering from scalp wounds and in
Miss Maude Cleveland robbed
of jewelry valued at $890 while
asleep in second-story room at
2201 W. Harrison street early
today. Robber entered through
window, and did not disturb oc
cupants of house.
John J. Halpin, captain of de
tectives, and Capt. P. J. Gibbons
of Central detail were called to
testify about conditions in the
loop by civil service commission
Joseph Compadoro, playmate
of Tony Maggiore, kidnaped
from his home several days ago,
is missing. Police suspect both
were" taken by same Black Hand
gang. Detectives today claimed
to have clew to whereabouts of
the Maggiore boy.
Joseph Masek, an ironworker,
attempted to end life in a cell in
the Canalport ave. station today
by hanging. A policeman res
Miss Emma Ditler died at
Rhodes ave. hospital of burns-re
ceived when an alcohol lamp was
accidentally overturned at her
home, 3928 Lake ave.
Fire attorney will ,be asked to
investigate fire which rpVactically
destroyed a two-story frame
building in course of construction
at 3220 W. 39th street.
Andrew iMackey, Walnut St.,
invalid, found dead in gas filled
room by his widow.
In a collision yesterday be
tween No. 6 fire insurance patrol
and eastbound Madison car, Jack
Rumney of No. 6 received slight
cuts on head. Presbyterian hos
pital. Damen and Columbus indoor
baseball teams will play at Mc
Kinley high school Tuesday
Body of Thomas Donek, Cen
tral Park ave., who disappeared
from his home Dec. 9, was found
in the canal at foot of Reed st.,
Mrs. Barbara Vacek, S. Hamlin
ave., was compelled by the law
to appear today against her son,
Joseph-Vacek, 17, charged with
killing his father.
Chauffeur running motor truck
at great speed hit and seriously
injured Gustave Pearson, Town
send st. hospital. Witnesses say
that the chauffeur did not stop.
James Flynn bruised 'when he
attempted to board "L" train at
Birchwood ave. station. Told po
lice guard pushed him off.
Capt. William P. Clancy and
John M. Haines resigned from
the police force last night. Lieuts.
John Ptacek and Michael Ryan
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