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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 10, 1913, Image 4

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pared to take every "precaution to pre
vent a pogrom.
It is believed thatBeilis, accom
panied by M. Grounseberg, his chief
counsel, will lose no time in starting
for America.
GIRLS HAD PLANNED TO KILL
STATION MATRON
A plot to kill Mrs. Mary Murray,
matron at the South Clark street
station, engineered by three girl
prispners, was uncovered by the con
fession of the girls today.
Mary Bercher, 17, 2734 S. Canal
street; Lillian Haley, 18, Chippewa
Falls, N. Y., and Kate Schaeffer, a
Chicago girl, who refused to give her
address, were the girls.
Two flat irons were- to be the
weapons used. The matron was to
have been gagged with a towel to
prevent any outcry. The girls' desire
i murder the matron was caused
' lien they were refused permission
to smoke cigarettes.
. s Schaeffer weakened and ex
posed the plot, then the other girls
confessed.
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WHO SAID PUBLIC SAFETY?
There has been talk lately about
our Public Safety Commission, which
is composed of our "model" citizens.
One of Its most prominent mem
bers is Howard Elting, president of
the Association of Commerce. Elting
always makes the longest speeches
at the numerous meetings. He de
nounces vigorously the man who
reckelssly pilots his auto through
the streets.
Yesterday Elting was joyfully ca
reening his car down North State
street. A motorcyclist, John W.
Thornton, hove into sight near Lin
coln Park.
Elting's radiator seemed to smile
radiantly. There was a bump. The
next minute Mr. Thornton was vol
planing through the air. He sustain
ed a broken leg.
Yes, indeed, the Public Safety
Commission is a great thing.
THE STRIKE SITUATIONS
Walsenburg, Col., Nov. 10. Eight
strikers were arrested suspected of
taking part in the ambuscade Satur
day when mine guards were fired up
on, four being killed and one wound
ed. Militiamen guarded the Laveta
district where further outbreaks are
feared.
Indianapolis, Ind. The interurban
companies have agreed to consider
their employes' demands for higher
wages and, failing of a satisfactry ad
justment, to put it up to the state
public service commission as arrang
ed for in the local street car men's
strike.
Oskaloose, la. 1,000 sympathizers
of the fifty striking street car men
burned two street cars, defied the po
lice and beat up six strikebreakers.
The imported strikebreakers left on
an early train for Topeka and Chi
cago, asserting they would refuse to
work where they were not given po
lice protection.
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SHAUGHNESSY RE-ELECTED
Pete Shaughnessy was re-elected
president of the Bricklayers' and
Stonemasons' Union yesterday after- '
noon after a regular old-time election
in which the anti-administration fac
tion sustained many bruises,
William H. McLean, candidate for
vice-president on the opposing side,
was beaten up and also arrested
when he tried to get near enough to
see that the counting of ballots was
done honestly.
He was arraigned before Judge
Dolan in the Desplaines street court
this morning and the case continued
until Wednesday.
Atty. H. D. Simonton, counsel for
Daniel Donahue, defendant in Punk
case, said his client was victim of
gang of conspirators in plea to jury
today.
Lewes, Del. Officers of bark Man
ga Reva held prisoners by mutinous
crew. U. S. revenue cutter on way
to release them..
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