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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 30, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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MOTHER AND CHILD SUICIDE
MYSTERY LIES IN LETTER
Mrs. Bertha Jasney, 48, 1834 W.
Taylor St., and her daughter, Sophie,
16, committed suicide last night.
In a note left on the table they
said that a letter to Chief Gleason
early in the evening would explain
their deed.
They were found when Hyman Sie
gel, who lives above the Jasney fam
ily, called the police and complained
of the gas fumes .
Cops of the 13th st. station broke
in the door and found the bodies
clasped.
In the letter received by Gleason
the woman gave no reason for the
act. The girl declared she could not
live under the existing conditions. An
empty cupboard and a bare unfurn
ished fiat gives a clue to the "exist
ing conditions."
In the closing paragraph of the
note she says that they both have
$120 coming from insurance and
asks that it be used to pay 'for the
funeral.
The husband and father disappear
ed recently whil ein search of work
and the women have been suffering
from lack of food since, the police
say.
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 30. Though
the Mexican peace conference at
Aguas Calientes has adopted the Plan
of Ayala declaring for division of the
landed estates of Mexico and elimina
tion of Carranza as provisional presi
dent as the national platform, it has
not served to bring peace between
the rival Mexican factions, according
to dispatches received today.
These declare fighting between the
troops of Gen. Venustiano Carranza
arid Gen. Francisco Villa has already
taken place at San Gil, 20 miles east
of tie convention city, when Villista
troops tried to prevent the mobiliza
tion of Carranzista forces which
threatened the generals participating
in the peace conference. The VillistaS
were successful.
Carranza is also saidto have mobi
lized another force of 15,000 men at
Leon, twenty miles south of Agusca
lientes. Villa is diverting large forces
of his troops around the convention
city and more fighting is expected.
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JUDGE NEFF PUNISHES SCHOOL
HEAD FOR CONTEMPT
Cleveland, O., Oct. 30.W. M. IL
Frederick, Cleveland public school
superintendent, was today sentenced
to ten-days in jail and fined $500 by
Judge W. B. Neff for contempt of
court in dismissing six schoolteach
ers, active in forming a teachers'
union in disregard of a court injunc
tion. This is the first time a school -superintendent
has even been given a
jail sentence for such an offense. The
sentence imposed was the maximum
under the contempt statute.
The contempt trial resulted from
an injunction issued by Neff restrain
ing the carrying out of a resolution
adopted by the school board barring
pro-union teachers from the schools.
In failing to re-appoint the six teach
ers, Neff held Frederick was in con
tempt. Frederick, found guilty Monday,
had been given until today to rein
state the ousted teachers. Had he
done so, Neff intimated, Frederick
would have received only nominal
punishment.
Frederick, through counsel, today
told Neff he would not re-appoint the
teachers. Neff immediately imposed
sentence.
The decision set a preoedent, ex- f
pected to be f ar-reaching.in its effect,
as teachers in other cities are fight
ing for the right to organize.
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Miss Essie Heyle, supervisor of do
mestic science of the schools of Kan
sas City, Mo., has arranged a course
of laundry lessons for the children.
French' Nat'l Relief Ass'n ask Chi
cagoans for help for starving-people

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