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ADVENTURES OF MR. MOUSE
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Chinese effects are very good Doth
In buttons and beads.
I COP IS HERO WHEN WATER
RUSHES IN ON CARS LN TUNNEL
"Big Pete" Hassett, G feet 6, mem
ber of the East Chicago avenue sta
tion's "beauty squad,"' was the po
lice department's real hero today
but he had to stay in bed while his
wife dried his trousers on the clothes
line. "Big Eete's" chance came at mid
night. The bursting of a 36-Irich
water main sent a flood of water into
the LaSalle street car tunnel just as
a car reached the bottom.
"Big Pete" loped into the tunnel
with water above his knees and
steadily rising and the lights blinked -out
by the flood. He groped his way
to the car, gathered into his arms two
women, shrieking hysterically, "their ',
skirts hoisted above their knees, and
carried them to safety. Male pas
sengers waded to the mouth of the
tunnel through water up to their
armpits. Eight feet of water flooded
the bore today.
The main broke near a spot where
a small leak was being repaired.
Property loss was heavy. A building
at 126-130 W. Austin avenue was un
dermined. Other buildings suffered.
The safety of the tunnel is not affect
ed, according to engineers.
MILITANTS SUFFRAGETS ARE
, ORDERED OUT OF THE POLLS
Miss Dorothy Pethick, English
militant aide to Mrs. Emmeline Pank
hurst, with .a record of two jail terms
for acts of violence, was ordered out
of a First Ward polling place yester
day afternoon when she entered to
watch Chicago women use the ballot
for the first time.
"We don't allow loafers here; you'll
have to get out," a red-faced police
man told Miss Pethidk and her com
panion, Miss Margaret Hodge, an
Australian suffraget. They obeyed the
Miss Pethick and Miss Hodge ar
rived here yesterday on a tour of