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INTERESTING LOCAL NEVS ITEMS
Cab occupied by man and woman
crashed into American Express Co.
wagon at Jackson blvd. and Clark st.
George Raine, 1957 W. 12th St.,
driver of the wagon, thrown to street
Police have been asked to search
for August Wicklund, attorney in
Reaper block. Relatives fear foul
play. Wicklund left Chicago April
30 for trip to Minnesota cities. Last
heard from May 28 at Duluth.
Miss "Billie" Becker, vaudeville
actress, 655 N. Clark St., arrested,
charged with theft of trunk belonging
to Miss 'Lillian Becker of St. Louis.
Trunk was in railroad station and
police say "Billie" claimed it Miss
Lillian says she saw Miss "Billie"
wearing one of her dresses.
Thieves broke into building at 6301
Cottage Grove av., getting $1,000 in
raids on several stores and offices.
Young woman, whose identify po
lice are trying to keep secret, attack
ed by man who had been swimming
while she was walking with two small
children along banks of Desplaines
river near Forest Park. Assailant
fled when children screamed. Five
men arrested; not identified.
Reported from Springfield that
Aid. Merriam will be offered place on
state public utilities commission.
Merriam is bitter opponent of com
mission, and recently presented reso
lution in council asking governor to
call special session of legislature to
Policeman Fred A. Cross, station
ed at Fifth av. and Lake St., injured
when hammer fell from "L" struc
ture and struck him. Iroquois Hos
pital. Mrs. Anna Reed, 842 Sibley st.,
found dead in bed. Two children
sleeping by her side. John Reed, a
teamster, her husband, who sum
moned police, arrested when marks
were found on woman's throat and
bruises on body. Reed said- to have
Body of Donald Inglis, 9, 1240 La
Salle av., found in river at foot of
South Water st. Boy left home July
4 to see Olympic games.
Unidentified woman found in semi
conscious condition at Douglas Ho
tel, 3502 Cottage Grove av., by Dr. E.
A. Spitz. Physician thought she had
been drinking. Two men said she
took bichloride of mercury. Michael
Case of Miss Aileeh Heppner, At
torney Daniel Donahue and Isaac
Stiefel, private detective, accused of
trying to "frame up" evidence against
Clarence Funk in alienation suit, set
over indefinitely. Judge Windes re
fused to hear case on ground that
Donahue was personal friend.
Mary Hoday, 1442 W. 17th st., and
Michael and George Dever, 6, 1715
W. 18th st., jumped from second floor
of Juvenile Home and escaped.
Frank Maurer, 47, after leaving
wife for another woman, shot and
killed himself on wooded island,
William Sharp, Jr., 13, 5207 Kim
bark av., drowned while swimming in
White Lake, Mich.
"Blind John" Condon denied he
has connection with race track at
John N. Drummond, son of late
St. Louis millionaire, will fight di
vorce suit filed by Mrs. Evora Meyer
Drummond of Chicago.
William Houlihan, 175 W. 15th st.,
Wm. Burns, 22 E. 18th st, Dan Mur
phy, 58, Alhambra Hotel, and Jas,
Moore, Kansas City, taken from Soo
Line train at Forest Park. Suspect
ed of several postoffice robberies.
Three negroes choked Mrs. An
tonio Johnson, 6636 Drexel av., at
72d st. and Madison av.",- and stole
purse. Two suspects caught.
Seven saloon licenses revoked by
Mayor Harrison yesterday.
Chairman Lucas I. Butts, chair
man of committee investigating ma
chines, Chas. S. Deneen, committers