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BIG SOUTH SIDE FIRE;
FLAT TENANTS OUSTED
Fire which broke out in the In
gram building, at southwest cor
ner of Washington avenue and
60th street, shortly after noon to
day, was controlled by firemen at
3 o'clock this afternoon.
Flat buildings on either side of
the Ingram building were burn
ed, and the flames leaped across
60th street to the Portland build
ing. Forty-eight engine companies
and five truck companies were on
the scene. The loss will exceed
Hundreds of residents of the
buldngs fled to the street when
the fire began to spread. Scores
of women and children made
their way to safety down fire es
capes. Several had narrow es
capes. Mrs. Theodore Ermert and her
three-year-old daughter, Bessie,
were carried down a fire escape
from the Ingram building by fire-
SEVENTEEN KILLED IN
Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 11.
Seventeen men have been killed
and a score wounded in the open
warfare that has broken out in
Kanawha coal strike district in
the last 24 hours.
A company of mine watchmen
and strikebreakers met a body of
armed strikers between Strucklov
and Paint Creek. A terrific battle
followed. 15 men were reported
killed. Two of them were mine
watchmen. The watchmen and
strikebreakers were commanded
by a state militia officer.
Two men were reported killed
in two other fights in the moun
tains. Wires into the district are
down and details are meager.
Martial law has been declared
by Gov. Glasscock, and six com
panies of militia are in the strike
AFTER CHICAGO BOARD
Federal prosecution of the Chi
cago Board of Trade will be be
gun Here today or tomorrow, it is
reported. The charge will be vio
lation of the Sherman anti-trust
The board fixes what is known
as the "call" price at the end of
each day's session. The rule of
the board says that no grain can
be bought or sold at any figure
but this "call" price.
Since the regular sessions of
the board, only last from 9:30 a.
m. to 1 :15 p. m., the government
charges that the "call" price rule
prevents competition during the
greater part of the day.
PATTEN FINED $4,000
New oYrk, Feb. 11. By plead
ing guilty to a lawless operation
which netted him and his asso
ciates some $35,000,000, James A.
Patten, the wheat and cotton
speculator, today was saved the
annoyance of standing trial.
And after pleading guilty, he
was soaked the truly tremendous
sum of $4,000 for cleaning up
$35,000,000 by an operation he
admitted was outside the law.