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Mrs. Mary Huptych, 1609 S. Wash
tenaw av. Larceny by bailee.
Chief of police asked prosecution
for men who shot South Chicago po
licemen in Burnham, 111., after hold
Wm. Coombs, 4308 Langley av.,
recognized by woman while making
speech. Arrested. Mrs. Margaret
Smith claims assault.
Isadora Weinber, 18, 1655 Polk st,
and Morris Bernstein, 19, 925 S. Pau
lina St., held for planning two rob
beries. Mrs. Mary Pathooney, 1355 New
berry av., hit by overturned fruit
wagon at Halsted and Maxwell sts.
C. J. Kelleher, wife and brother,
Wm. Mann, 5502 S. Halsted st, ar
rested after battle with dishes in
home. Disorderly conduct.
Jas. Conn, 8, Oak Park, dead from
burns received while playing with
Separate maintenance suit of Mrs.
Wm. K. Harrington settled. Got $30,
000. Mrs. Harry Vissering, wife of pres.
of Chicago Auto Club, suing for sep
arate maintenance. Hubby threw
Mrs. Florence Dance, 3125 South
Park av., hit by Armitage av. car.
Dragged 50 feet Skull fractured.
Two expert accountants working
on books of LaSalle Bank. Grand
jury awaiting outcome.
Seth Piper, saloonkeeper, held as
auto bandit Suspected of several
bank messenger jobs.
WOMEN AND WAR
"If all women, in these warring
countries were to go on strike and
and refuse to do their work in the
manufacture of cloth for uniforms
and in canning food for army Stores
they might put an end to the war
they have a great opportunity now,
but they haven't been educated to it"
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, presi
dent InternatipzuH "Woniaiis Suffrage
POOR PEOPLE OF NEW YORK
JUST GUESS THEY'LL STARVE
New York, Aug. T4. The poverty
stricken East Side today is exper
iencing real danger of starvation.
Pood prices, boosted because of the
real or fancied effect of the European
war are cutting down the meats of
thousands of families.
"Starving" was the exact word
used by a Mulberry street shopkeeper
to describe the condition of many of
his customers. To them a raise of
two cents in dried beans means no
They cant afford it Today East
Side bread loaves were reduced one
and one-half ounces in weight. That
small difference spells tragedy for
many East Side families.
A grocer.on grand street told of a
woman who supported an invalid
husband and a baby on $5 a week.
"They" used to live mostly on
bread," he said. "They never had
meat. But now I don't know how
they'll make the small loaves go
Just why the European war should
affect the price of milk is not clear,
yet East Side shops were quoting it
half a cent higher. There were many
babies in the crowded tenements to
day whose cries were induced by the
pangs of hunger.
Their parents could not afford the
usual1 amount of milk.
A little eating place on Columbia
street raised the price of meats from
22 to 25 cents today. An observer
noted that there were a score or more
Who left when they saw the rise of
two cents. Either they went hungry
or they spent their 22 cents for less
than a real meal.
A little knot of weeping women
crowded one Avenue A grocery today
bewailing the war and uttering male
dictions in foreign gutterals against
those who they said were trying- to
make money out of it by chareine
poor people more for their food.
"I don't know what we'll do'-said
oneoman- uessjweIl starve,"