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Hfc.Llfc.VE MERCHANTS HAVE
STUCK THEIR NOSES IN
Angered because there has been
an average of only one truck farmer
at a municipal market per day since
their opening, the Municipal Markets
body believe that commission mer
chants are holding a boycott above
the farmers' heads to keep them
away from the civic marts.
As a direct slam at the food mer
chants, the commission has called
Otto Weisheit, W. Randolph st. mar
ket master, and August Geweke, head
of the Cook County Farmers' and
Truck Gardeners' Ass'n, to testify
before the municipal body.
If the efforts of the body disclose
an attempt to boycott the municipal
markets, city council action is ex
pected to result. Meanwhile, a dozen
prominent clubwomen have enlisted
to do "missionary" work among the
farmers, telling of the advantage of
the municipal markets.
WOMEN'S LODGING PLACE OPEN
The Sarah Hackett Stevenson 15-,
cent lodging place for women was
opened at 2412 Perry st. yesterday
with a reception tendered to repre
sentatives of several women's clubs
which have donated beds, at the
When it is opened to the poor wo
men October 1 it will accommodate
300 nightly. Some of the rules are:
No roomer can stay longer than
No woman with a contagious dis
Every arrival must take a bath and
sterilize her clothes before going to
Each roomer must be up and dress
ed and have her room in order by
A limit to the company entertained
by each woman will be fixed.
Later on it is proposed to provide
entertainment at least once and
serve penny breakfasts and dinners.
Mrs. ChaB. B. Hall is president of the
hoard of managers. ,
HOME BURNS BABY A VICTIM
THREE OTHER BLAZES
Four large fires destroyed $400,
000 in property and burned a baby to
death last night.
The blazes were in the buildings
of the Cragin Grain Elevators Co., N.
Laramie av. and Moffat st., loss
$300,000; the Continental Clothing
Co., Milwaukee and N. Ashland av.,
loss $70,000; flat building, from 1401
to 1415 W. Grand av., loss $50,000;
and home of Emil E. Otto, 4418 W.
Grand av., loss $3,000.
At the Otto home, Mrs. Otto car
ried out seven of her eight children
when the fire was discovered, but
was overcome in an attempt to reach
baby, John Otto, 2 years old, in the
Two detectives rescued the woman
and tried to get to the child, but were
hurled into the fire when theLstairs
Firemen carried the detectives
from the building, but the flames
were beyond their control and the
baby was charred in its cradle.
BLAMES "SOL" LEWINSOHN
Further operations of "Sol" Lewin
sohn, bondsman and banker, who is
a fugitive in Europe at present, were
revealed before Judge Landis when
Dr. Wm. H. Rupert, accused of a mail
order fraud, charged he had been
fleeced by "Sol" in a bond deal.
Rupert when pinched for misuse of
the mails, gave "Sol" $200 for a
bond which was to hold good until
the case was over.
He now says "Sol" paid the Chi
cago Bonding and Surety Co. $80 for
the bond which was to last one year
only, and that "Sol" made $120 out
of the deal and skipped.
Landis called the game an old trick
and released Dr. Rupert on his own
Stockholm, Sweden. Socialists
gained 14 seats in general election for
members of Swedish parliament 57
socialists in new parliament.