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have charge ot distribution in 'Cook
John Peters given year on rock pile
for refusing to support sick wife and
baby. Judge called him "meanest
PIayor Harrison suffering from se
vcrc cold. May remain-at home' for
several days. '
George Walsh, olork -. Steele,
Wcdeles Co., 151 W. South Water
St., fell down elevator shaft. - Severe
ly injured. '
Two red-headed robbers grabbed
Walter Piotiowski, 2244 S.- Cicero av
and dragged, him into an alley. Got
$77 and some jewelry.
Mrs. Bessje--Woods, negro, arrest
ed for disorderly conduct. Started
rumpus in 'school because teacher
kept 10-year-old daughter after
Petition for local; option vote may
be filed today. Proposition must ap
pear on ballot if 75,000 names are ob
tained. Annie Mangaro, 13, 859 Milton av.,
missing. Fear kidnaping.
25 taken in anti-spitting crusade.
Eight fined. Rest' released on bonds.
Alamo, 4710 State st., and Casino,
3506 S. Halsted St., movie houses,
closed by health commissioner. In
A taxpayers' meeting will be held at
Timmermann's Hall, Jefferson Park,
Thursday, Feb. 5. Robt. E. Berlet
and T. P. Quinn will speak.
Joseph Jewensky, 11 months old,
3417 W. 27th pi, fatally burned. Crib
set afire by Mary, 3.
Justice Charles E. Hughes of U. S.
Supreme Court chosen trustee of
University of Chicago.
"There are some parts of your
speech that I find hard to under
stand." "Point 'em out," replied the great
statesman, "and I'll rewrite the other
portions. I intended the entire speech
to be that way." ,
SOME MORE .COUNTY BOARD
SCRAP IS ON THE WAY
"Little Aleck" McCormick and hn
followers on the County Board hava
called in two of Julius Rosenwald's
pet politicians, Harris Keeler of the
Bureau of Public Efficiency and Rob
ert Catherwood, head of the county
civil service commission, to assist
them in framing a budget with which
to wallop the majority of the board.
The first battle is bound to come
over the proposed reduction of the
appropriations for the offices of the
county agent and the superintendent
of public service. These two offices
are filled by Joseph Meyer and Robert
E. Kenyon, respectively. And both are
very close to McCormick.
So Aleck has called in Rosenwald's
organization to assist him in getting
even. They have started by fighting
a small increase in salary to the
scrubwomen, a step advocated by
Commissioner Frank Ragen.
DIARY OF FATHER. TIME
In these days of typewriters and
fountain pens, it is interesting to
study the materials on which the an
cient Greeks were accustomed to
write. Stone, brass, lead, and wood
were employed when the design was
to record a memorable event. For
common and private purposes the
more used materials were leaves, in
ner bark of trees, parchment, wooden
tablets, simple or covered with was,
ivory, linen, and Egyptian papyrus.
The usual instrument for writing
on the harder materials, and also on
the tablets covered with wax, was
the style. This was pointed at one
end, and broad at the other, for the
purpose ot erasing letters and
smoothing the surface of the wax.
if a mistake were 'made. It was
usually laue of iron, sometimes of
ivory. For drawing the letters with
colors a reed sharpened and split for
the purpose, like the present day pen
was used. The ink was common
black and was prepared from soot