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The rest died violent deaths.
Of the remainder, 23.6 percent
were accidentally killed; 10:3 per
cent were suicides; 4.4 per cent
were murdered, and 23.1 per
cent died from other unnatural.
During these few. years, 299,
Chicago girls died from the con
sequences of. illegal, operations
performed upon them.
Coroner Hoffman's report
called upon the legislature to do
something to stop the eyer-in-
creasing number of murders- in;
"Two hundred and twenty-one
homicides occurred in Chicago
last year, says tjhe report. In
London, with a population three
times as big, there were only 33
murders last .year, If Chicago
were the size of London, it would
have had 663 murders against
London's 33 last yearJ
The report also calls upon the
city to punish automobile speed
ers by imprisonment. Most of
accidental deaths in Chicago are
caused by speeders.
FACE GENERAL STRIKE v
Des Moines, la., Oct, 17. Des
Moines facing great strike, which
will tie up all industries of city.
Business men's league has come
out in open for transfer com
panies whose men have been out
for two weeks for deecnt wages
and better working conditions.
Special meeting of trades and
labor assembly called for tonight.
President Urick of State Federa
tion of Labor will put situation
up to assembly and ask for vote
on sympathetic strike.
DIAZ ON THE WARPATH
Mexico City, Oct 17. IJew
revolution of Gen. Felix Diaz,
nephew of the exiled Porfirio
Diaz, expected to gain followers
in every part of country.
Diaz rose in reyolt yesterday.
Took Vera Cruz without a strug
gle. Now has 2,0Q0 men under
his command, many of them fed
Messenger has been sent to the
exiled ex-president in Paris with
message from nephew. Nephew
issued proclamation today that he
Jiad taken up arms at request .of
tne pest elements in tne coun
Congress convened today. Ex
pected, that certain congressmen
will demand resignation of Ma
dero administration from floor of
house and accuse Madero of theft
of public funds.
Paris, Oct. 17, For the first
time since he was banished from
Mexico, Porfirio Diaz today'
would not say that he "neveiv
w.ould return to Mexico."
"It is too early to make a state
ment," he said, when the news of
his nephew's revolution was
brought to him. "My nephew
Felix is very intelligent and trust-
worthy. He is 42 years old and!
was a brigadier general in my
army and once served as gover-?
nor ot Uaxaca. I have great con
fidence in him." "
"But it was plain that both the?
ex-president and his wife were?
pleased with the news of their,
nephew's rising. They received"
scores of congratulatory mes