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NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
Judge Gemmill received- a letter
from Capt. St. John, Penal Reform
League, London, Eng., last night
The letter stated that in a city of
nearly 8,000,00(Tthere was only 45
murders in 1913. Ail of the mur
derers were caught.
Police searching for Florence Stef
fen, 17, 6804 S. Sangamon St., who
left home for school yesterday morn
ing and did not return.
Thomas Nelson, 36229 Ward st,
found dead from gas in home. Form
erly foreman in city construction
Suit for involuntary bankruptcy
filed against George Wentworth, pio
neer millionaire lumberman, yester
day. Creditors assert he guaranteed
$900,000 worth of bonds, which hate
not paid interest.
Clothing, linen, silverware and
glassware valued at $1,200 were
taken by two engroes from the flat
of Charles Nash, 5040 St, Lawrence
14th body caught in net which
John O'Brien, Lemont's enterprising
undertaker, stretched across Des
plaines river to catch floaters. Body
is that of man supposed to have been
murdered. Police probing.
Chas. H. Brown, 68, 2847 W. Di
vision' St., died at throttle of C, M. &
St. P. engine when about to make a
run. With road since 1881.
"Motor boat bandits" blew safe in
offices of American Express Co., 1803
W. Pullerton av. Escaped in boat.
600 women delegates at 46th an
nual convention of State Suffrage
Ass'n in Congress Hotel.
Citizens' Ass'n of Chi. to ask legis
lature to put county treasurers on
salary basis. Would kill interest
Award of prizes to high school
boys will be made by the Chicago
Single Tax Club Friday night at 64
W. Randolph st. The pri3es are $5,
$3 and $2 for presentation of single
tax theory.' i
Socialist meetings tonight: 12th
ward, Troy hall, corner 22d and Troy;
15th ward, Lowe school; 26th ward,
Hoyt school; 27th ward, Cleveland
school; 33d ward, Lloyd school; Ci
cero, HI., Liberty hall, 52d st. and 22d
pi.; Cicero, 111., Clyde Park Pavilion,
61st av. and 27th st; Cicero, HI.,
Jukin's hall, 4837 W. 14th; Berwyn,
111., Berwyn Town Hall; Forest Park,
HI., Harlem Castle Hall, Madison st.
and- Harlem av.
Former Gov. Joseph Folk, Mo.,
counsel for Interstate Commerce
Commission, asserts Judge Landis '
has ordered Frederick Ellis to an
swer questions asked by commission
regarding ownership and operation of
Armour Car Lines, of which he is
Inquest over body of Helen Lymish,
found dead from gas in room of Miles
Biskup, 2437 S. Millard av., brought
out that she was not his wife. Ver-,
Annual convention of American
Leather Chemists' Ass'n opened in.
Hotel Sherman yesterday.
Thomas L. Reeve, promotor of
"Spoony Island" apartments, found
guilty of operating "con game" in
court. Sold stock in "Spoony Island"
Stenographers with blue eyes and
red. hair stormed offices of Chicago
collegiate bureau of occupations yes
terday to get job offered by business
Attorneys for Chicago surface
lines appeared before state board of
equalization yesterday to argue for
lower capital stock assessment
against traction company.
Samuel Rothschild, owner of Cadil
lac Hotel, 2136 S. Wabash av., and
Butts Cohen and Frank Rollo, bell
boys, arrested. Rothschild charged
with being keeper of disorderly house
and bellboys of being inmates.
Editorial in November number of
Joliet Prison Post, printed and edited
by convicts, asks prisoners in other