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BUILDING INDUSTRY MAY BE
COMPLETELY TIED UP
The entire building of Chicago bids
fair to be completely paralyzed by the
It is estimated that there -are 21,
000,000 bricks in the various Chicago
brickyards. Shortly the supply that
the contractors now have on hand
will be exhausted and there will be a
vital need for some of those 21,000,
Then it is rumored that the union
teamsters will refuse to haul those
bricks and the workers in the build
ing line will refuse to handle the
bricks unless they come to their
hands i na union fashion.
Then big contractors will find out
they have a serious question. Presi
dent Simon O'Donnell of the Building
Trades Council and Peter Shaugh
nessy, president of the Bricklayers'
Union, are trying to bring about a
WOMEN HOLD THE BALANCE OF
POWER IN EVERY WARD
Women voters will hold the bal
ance of power in every ward in the
aldermanic elections April 7, poli
ticians noted today after a careful
scanning of the registration books
closed last night.
Women to the number of 218,643
have registered as qualified voters in
Ghicago. The male registration is
474,981, giving the Windy City a
grand total of 693,624, more regis
tered voters than any city of the
The First Ward, where Aid. John J.
Coughlin is opposed for re-election to
the city council by Miss Marion
Drake, has 4,718 women registered
and 13,514 men. The Twenty-fifth,
the banner suffrage ward of the city,
shows a women registration of 13,
431 as against 20,285 men.
Teddy's presence seems to have
stirred up the dogs of war in South
America. Brazilian states are report
ed on verge of revolution.
By Jim Manee.
He's known all 'round as "hero,"
The man who fights the blaze;
He"s right and ready to be "off,"
Exciting are his days.
The sound of a shrill gong calls him
In night time or irr day.
There's hustle, bustle, rustle, and
The fireman is "away."
P. S. "Hey, get that hat." "Get
that what?" "Get the helmet." "Get
the helmet, what?" "Get the helmet,
the hat." "Oh, the 'ell mit the hat."
REFORM WORKER RESCUESGIRL
FROM ROOMING HOUSE
A girl, who six months ago figured
in a near white slave case, was res
cued from a band of her former as
sociates yesterday by Kate Adams, a
The girl-is Bessie Huntus. She was
21 yesterday. Six months ago Nick
Segismonda was sentenced to two
years in the Bridewell on her testi
mony. It is said he brought the girl
from New York. Before Segismonda
was sent up she worked in a dive at
21st and Federal streets. Her earn
ings went to Segismonda.
After the conviction of Segismonda
the girl was placed in the care of
Miss Adams, who found work for her
on the South Side. The girl has
made good. But four days ago she
Miss Adams caught sight of the
girl in a rooming house at 2023 In
diana avenue yesterday. She went
in and took the girl out. Then the
police were called. They raided the
place and arrested two men and a
It is charged that the girl had fallen
into the hands of Segismonda's
Generally fair Wednesday; increas
ing cloudiness I nursaav