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,fWho told you there were four
people?" countered the doctor.
"Oh ! They were just bruised."
"Where were they taken ?"
"You only asked how badly
they were hurt. That's all I can
tell you." The doctor hung up
It was then the reporter learn
ed from anbther source that Arnt
zen had taken away one of the in
When he attempted to get
Basch and Cousins on the phone
again he was told they were out
Two men who saw the ambu
lances in the alley flatly "declared
that twelve people were 'placed in
"It was four o'clock in the af ter
noon'aid one of the men, "when
my attention was attracted by the
ringing of ambulance gongs.
"In quick succession six ambu
lances dashed up to the alley in
the rear of the store. I stood at
the mouth of the alley. No one
was allowed to enter while the
bodies were being taken out.
"I counted twelve. Two of
them were covered by sheets. I
believe they were dead.
"More people may have been
cared for in the store, but I am
positive that twelve wepe placed
in ambulances and carried away."
The stafement of General Man
ager Basch and Dr. Cousins that
Mrs. Zimeringblat was the only
person carried away in an ambu
Jance is given the lie by this evi
dence and the admission of Arnt-
zen that his ambulance also took
away one person.
The Day Book is the only
paper which has printed a line
about this accident. The trust
papers don't dare to.
HOBOES JOIN "SPUG" CLUB
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 23. One
hundred" hoboes joined the
"Spug" Club today before going
south for their annual trip. They
had gathered for a spread of "cof
fee and," given by James Eads
How, millionaire "bo" of St.
Only one advantage was found
in Christmas. Few women w;ll
turn a hungry man from the back
door Christmas day without feed
ing him, according to these ex
perts in economic conditions.
"Christmas is all bunk," de
clared one of the delegates,
known as "Hungry."
"A bunch of old wrens makes
up bags for us that contain things
as helpful as the Republican par
ty was to Bill Taft. Once I got a
bag with a wash rag in it."
This was such an appalling ca
lamity that "Hungry" was forced
to stop and borrow the "makings"
before he could continue. Shoot
ing a cloud of blue smoke, he con
"They come down to vacant
rooms they rent for the occasion
and crack nuts for us, and gets
one of them local preachers to
give us beautiful thoughts. What
you want after eatin' nuts is a
beer. Puttin' nuts away is thirsty
There were no nuts around ex-