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NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
John O'Neil, 943 W. Madison st., a
steeplejack, killed in fall from 16th
story of Unity bldg., 137 N. Dearborn
st. Body struck roof -of three-story
section of building. Bucket of red
paint fell with O'Neeil and spattered
over his body. Women in offices fac
ing on court fainted. O'Neil was
painting drain pipe.
Officials, considering calling off
Chicago-Detroit hydroaeroplane race
did not take action today. Martin,
Havens and Francis continued flights
this afternoon. Francis, now at Pent
water, in lead.
Body of 8-months-old baby found
on east bank of Desplaines River at
Fifth av., Maywood, early this morn
ing, by Herbert Norcuth, 10, 245
3d av., Maywood.
Progressive members of county
board threaten to tie up pay of coun
ty employes unless Hearst-Harrison
county commissioners agree to $15,
000 appropriation for Cooper grand
jury investigating alleged election
Three men held up Frank Lehman,
Kokomo, Ind., in front of Dore
School, Halsted and Harrison sts.,
and robbed him of watch and $7.
Failed to get $100 he had in inside
John Jackson, 17, 561 W. 12th st.,
usher at McVicker's Theater, arrest
ed, charged with theft of $40. Was
given money by cashier to change.
Did not come back.
Three barns and section of fence
of Harlem race track destroyed by
fire started by lightning early today.
Telephone and light wires put out
of commission in part of Northwest
Louis Robert, 17, 2246 Kimball av.,
drowned in pond near N. 51st av. and
river. Policeman Albert Moleck dived
after boy, but could not save him.
James K. Donegan, 215 Sacra
mento blvd., reported to police he
was held up and robbed at Independ
ence blvd. and Flournoy st
Alfred McQueen arrested, charged
with taking $32.60 from lunch stand
where he was employed at River
view. Caught on way to Benton Har
bor with girl he had brought here
from Lafayette, Ind. Had introduced
her as his wife.
Mrs. Florence W. Overshiner, di
vorced last February, married in San
Francisco to LeRoy Vernon Bentley.
Overshiner will sue for custody of
son. At time of divorce Mrs. Over
shiner said she was tired of gay life
and wanted rest. Overshiner says
Bentley is man whose nose he punch
ed when he found him in cafe with
Thief obtained clothing and jew
elry valued at $100 from home of
Charles Fry, 1101 LaSalle av., es
caped by diving through window.
Mrs. Fry saw thief in room when
lightning flashed. Awakened hus
band by pulling his nose. Husband
tackled robber, but he broke away,
after hurling Mrs. Fry to floor.
Joseph Duckey, laborer, 632 N.
Ashland av., hurled bottle of wine
through window of Chicago av. car
at Ashland, severely cutting Miss Lil
lian Grass, 1243 W. Chicago av.
Duckey arrested. Bottle was aimed
at three policemen on car who had
ordered him and companions from
Inquest over body of Kossuth H.
Bell, former Hammond ' packer and
retired capitalist, who cimmitted sui
cide by shooting Saturday, held to
day. Mrs. Emma Bell, widow of dead
man, and Mrs. A. Evans, who lived
with Bell at 1319 E. 72d st, not
present Mrs. Evans known as Bell's
Walter Peninsky, 615 Bunker st.,
stabbed three men after quarrel on
street None seriously injured.
Steven Heledga, 19, 4547 Laflin st.,
shot in right thigh by Joseph Placus,
22. Placus escaped.
Col. William Widell, Mankato,
Minn., on staff of Gov. A. O. Eber-