local one had been paying him a sal
ary of $18,000 a year.
Perhaps this may indicate what
Siegel meant when he said he was
"going to Chicago to start all over
again at thcbottom."
Perhaps he means to go to work
for Siegel-Cooper Co. for $6 a week
k or something. '
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Vera Cruz, Nov. 24. The U. S. bat
tleships Texas and Minnesota at an
chor in the Vera Cruz harbor are the
only sign of American authority re
maining today in the Mexican sea
port The evacuation of Brig.-Gen.
Funston's infantry and marines com
pleted before nightfall yes'terday left
Gen. Candido Aguilar and his Car
ranza troops in sole charge.
Consul Gen. Arnold Shanklin, Gen.
Aguilar announced, will be consulted
frequently in carrying out as nearly
as possible the program of govern
ment established by Gen. Funston.
All saloons remained closed. They
will not be allowed to re-open until
the Carranza government is firmly
established. Military rule of the city
also will continue.
Washington. News that Villa has
entered Mexico City unopposed it
looked for very soon. Inasmuch as
the leaders of the factions have prom
ised that all foreigners and foreign in
terests will be protected the adminis
tration is confident that the factions
will fight the question of. supremacy
entirely among themselves.
QUESTION COP IN FLIRT CASE
Chief Cleason will today be asked
to question Officer Patrick WatSrs as
to why he didn't arrest a man at
Adams and Wabash last night after
a young married woman had com
plained that he insulted her.
The woman was Mrs. Louise
Kahnweiler, 420 E. 50th st She had
an engagement with her husband
when the man is said to have accost
ed. She repulsed him but he kept
walking after her. Then she called
the cop. He walked away with the
man but did not arrest him.
U. S. POWERLESS TO TAKE
OVER COLORADO MINES
Washington, Nov. 24. The United
States is without power to take pos
session of the Colorado coal mines
through the medium of a federal re
ceivership proceeding. President Wil
son was so informed today by Secre
tary of Labor Wilson. The latter, to
whom had been refrred the resolu
tion adopted by the American Fed
eration of Labor at it smeeting in
Philadelphia last week, calling for
such action, reported to the president
that the solicitor of the department
says there is no warrant in law for
any such action.
SKATING IN SMALL PARKS
Mrs. Leonora Z. Meder, head of
the department of public welfare, is
enthusiastic over the possibilities of
the new municipal dance halls. Now
she is planning to extend her idea of
providing pleasure for the young.
She will ask the park commission
ers to flood the many small parks in
Chicago so that school children and
older people can have the use of them
Lunches will be served at cost at
the new municipal dance halls if Mrs.
Meder can induce the city council to
see a light.
A municipal dance hall for colored
people will be opened in Odd Fellews'
hall, 3337 South State st.
MAY LOCK OUT LATHERS
A special meting has been called
for tonight by the Lathers' Union to
decide what action shall be taken re
garding the ultimatum of the Build
ing Construction Employers' Ass'n,
which was issued last night, saying
that a lockout would be called unless
the strike against Contractor Theo
dore Johnson is ended.
The bosses allege that Johnson's
contract was declared void without
giving him a trial, as provided for in
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