Ustech's children while Mrs. Us
tech was working for them.
Left alone in the house, the
children played to amuse them
selves. One of them played with
the rubber pipe which carried gas
from the jet to the little stove.
Cm inc DaDy Pullea ut tne Pe-
W ft lire lafAr o rAAr rkaccincr
the shack smelled gas. He broke
in the door "whe nhe knocked and
got no answer.
Edmond and Louis Ustech and
little Ida Mastiedes were dead
suffocated by the .gas. Sophia
and Eustasia Ustech were taken
to the United Charities hospital
the Mary Crane day nursery
and tHeir lives saved by the use
The story leaked out. Soon
after, Mrs. Ustech was shipped to
St. Louis, and has not been heard
of since. She did not pay her own
LOOP FIRE WRECKS BIG
Fire, starting in the Bruns-wick-Balke-Collender
322 S. Wabash avenue, complete
ly destroyed three buildings and
damaged several others this
morning. Damage is estimated
Because of low water pressure
firemen were unable to control
the blaze, which spread with
great rapidity. A 4-11 alarm was
sounded, calling engines from
Tjie buildings damaged by the
flames were :
322 South Wabash avenue ;
five-story brick; first three floors
occupied by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender
company ; loss
$200,000; upper two floors' occu
pied by Chickering Piano com
pany, loss estimated at $50,000.
324 Wabash avenue, four stor
ies, occupied by Rothschild &
Company's piano department; to
tal damage $50,000.
?20 South Wabash avenue, six
story brick, first floor occupied
by the National Express com
pany, third floor by the H. P.
Peters Fixture company, and top
floors by G. Gennert Supply com
pany ; total loss, $50,000;
Fire in Pugh Terminal ware
house, 365 E. Illinois st. $5,000
Farmer Darn ye, that "hog
tight" fence ye sold me is no good.
All my pigs got through it.
Dealer For goodness sake,
what kind do you keep? Guinea
Shelbyville, Ind. Chas. Major,
author of "When Knighthood
was in Flower," died today. Can
cer of liver.
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