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THREE BELIEVED DEAD IN FIRE
THAT RUINED "BABIES ROW"
"Babies Row," a five-story apart
ment building, at Oakwood and Drexel
boulevards, so-called Because chil
dren swarmed its entrances, crum
bled before the , attack of flames
driven by a stiff gale early today, and
firemen are searching the ruins for
an infant and two women missing
and thought to have perished. The
total loss was $300,000. Three fire
men were hurt.
Spontaneous combustion in a mass
of rubbage iri the basement caused
several sharp explosions and started
the blaze. Mrs. William Massover,
who lives on the first floor, sprang
from her bed in her nightgown and
ran barefooted to the dozen en
trances to the building, pressing bells
and warning occupants to flee.
In less than ten minutes nearly 100
, women nightclothes, half of them
carrying 'babies and screaming hys
terically, ran into the street, facing
bitter blasts from the lake, a block
distant They were taken to the
Drexel Arms Hotel and the Chicago
Motorcycle Club and supplied with
w clothing. ,
PQLICE UPHEAVAL COMING
An upheaval in the police depart?-,
ment may be expected tonight: Chief
Gleason plans 'to issue aPeneraJ or
der that will create fqurfliew cap
tains. Forty-two- desk and patrol
sergeants will 'be, promoted to first
class detective sergeants.
It is rumored .that th,e following
lieutenants will be made captains:
Th0s. Crohin, Deering street William.
OBrien, Canalport; Thos. -Costello,
traffic squad, and Matthew" iZmmer,
a detective 'bureau " .
."What views, of the hotel would
.' yq,u advise me to haV, published?'.'
asked the proprietor. '
j "Not niine," tounmfred the dis-
'gruntled, guest. "My Views woufdn-'t
be fit for publication.:' ,
BIG STEAMERS CRASH IN FOG
FORTY REPORTED DEAD
Norfolk, Va Jan. 30w rForty lives
were, lost-when the Merchants' and
Miners' steamer Nantucket crashed
into the Old Dominion steamer Mon
roe in a he'aw fbsr inst after midnfeht.
The Monroe was cut nearly in two Jtij
anil Knrrtr in troontv nitrmfpc
Boats from the Nantucket picked,
up 85 persons, among them the cap
tain of the Monroe. According, to of
ficials of- the Old Dominion there were
45 passengers and a crew of 84 on
the steamer. '
The'bows of the Nantucket are re
ported stoved in and half a dozen
to her assistance.
WE ALL KNOW HER
J ft- . , 1,
"You -say she is a business, -woman?
Wffat business" is khfeMriter
ested.iin?". J . 4
'Everybody'sr " '
Generally fair .today and lomorrdwr
.but with sometcl6udingss; sonjwhat '
vaTr'.tamfirrow;,. moderate weste-1
have been rushed 91