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NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
Widow of millionaire, Zero Marx,
died as will was read. Two sons cut
off with $10. Will fight will.
Frank and Otto Nerad, 1833 Blue
Island av., first men convicted under
fraudulent "ad" act, want new trial.
Edwin G. Wapler, treasurer Black
stone Theater, held up by highway
man. Ducked under counter and
saved $2,300 in safe.
Four men charged with robbing
David Katz, 3625 Si Spaulding av.
' Held for investigation.
Alex J. Monroe's store, 35 W. Kin
zie St., entered. $5,000 worth of furs
Albert C. Sprouls, Kewanee, III.,
found unconscious. Beaten and rob
HRoyne wants County Board head
Man attacked Miss Olga Olson, 25,
8849 Princeton av., knocked her un
conscious, severely cutting scalp and
breaking nose, then attacked Mrs.
Nellie Haley, 76, 8948 Englewood av.
Believed to be escaped maniac from
J. A. Romanitz, 8902 Normal av.,
tried to save Steve Lasaka from
Nickel Plate locomotive. Arm brok
en. Lasaka's head fractured.
Two policemen carried Joseph Fin
ley, 4510 Emerald av., to safety from
J. Stitt Wilson, late mayor of Ber
keley, to speak on "Socialism" at
Grace church open forum, Sunday,
Jan. 11, 8 p. m.
Mrs. Henry Henning, wife of cash
ier who absconded with $40,000, tells
babes that father is dead.
Jerome J. SmrzT-Argo banker who
failed to send $105 draft to Paul Po
taske's wife, held to grand jury under
Oswald E. Fischer, 3022 W. Monroe
St., arrested. Charged with land fraud
by Sirs. H. Kaiser, 2743 Flourney st.
.ciuased on bond.
New stockyards police court to be
Miguel Dovidovich, 26, 8827 Green
Bay av., seeking Anna Mizok, 22,
fiancee. Claims she disappeared with
$80 on eve of wedding.
Mrs. Helen Hood, 4422 Magnolia
av., robbed of. $1,000 worth of jew
elry. Was hid in stocking. "Peeper"
By Berton Braley.
This is the thing we have laughed
This is the "jest" that's bandied on
This is the "joke" that brings a rau
Of empty mirth, where it should
rouse to rage!"
This is the subject of our quip and
foul and cruel beast, this hide
Which crushes little children under
Which drives frail women into
death and shame,
Which sends men forth to lie and rob
And makes of lives mere counters
in the game.
Along the trail of Graft are Vice and
Horror and woe, disease with fetid
Wrecked homes and ruined souls and
Truth, Justice, Honor sacrificed for
And" there's your jest, your light and
. merry quip
Which drops so smoothly from your
Look on it now and know its every
Its ruthlessness, its blind, insatiate
This is the Joke at which you're wont
to chaff v
Lift up. your voice and laugh and
laugh and laugh!