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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 17, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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judge he had been held prisoner 2
days by 2 other Mexicans. Says they
were auto bandits. Case continued.
Skating began on Humboldt park
lagoon yesterday. Lincoln, Jackson
and Washington parks to open today.
Two men injured when elevator in
plant of Algier Packing Co., 310 N.
Green, fell 3 floors to basement.
Mrs. L. Zayks, 2957 N. Ridgeway
av., appealed to probation officer to
find husband. Says 6 children and
self are destittue. Husband out of
work.
Judge Sabath ordered capias issued
for Ernest Gatewood, negro, charged
with having robbed' Mrs. Etta Stein
haus of jewelry.
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WANT LAW CALLING FOR CLEAN
SIDEWALKS IN CHICAGO
Thirty years ago an ordinance
compelling residents and tenants to1
keep walks in front of their homes
and places of business free from
dirt, snow and ice was in force. This
law was declareunconstitutional by
the supreme court
Next Monday night Alderman Cap
itain will introduce to the council an
ordinance patterned after the for
mer. Hundreds of people have been in
jured by falling on slippery walks,
some of them seriously, and it is
thought the ordinance will pass.s
Chicago is the. only large northern
city in the U. S. that has not a law
of this kind.
ORGANIZED CHARITY FAILS,
SAYS MRS. MEDER
The cause of most of Chicago's
crime, misery and poverty is igno
rance and" unsanitary housing, ac
cording to Mrs. Lenora Z. Meder of
the bureau of public welfare .
In a report ot the mayor of the
work done. Mrs. Meder calls organ
ized charity a failure. She says that
we spend $10,000,000 yearly on char
ity that results only in misery.
' "The enormous sun of $10,000,
ODO which is expended annually for
charity is .poured into the wretched
housing districts," the report reads.
"In spite, of this expenditure condi
tions never improve."
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SOUTHERN GIRL WILL MAKE
DEBUT AT CAPITAL
Washington. Miss Mary Wheeler
Vest, grand-daughter of the late Sen
ator Vest of Mississippi, is to be one
of the debutantes' of the holiday sea
son. Miss Vest, who is a southerner, will
be presented to society by her aunt,
Mrs. W. T. Harrison, at a reception to
be given late in December.
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, REAL MERJT , '
Senator Money of Mississippi asked
an old colored man what breed of
chickens he considered best and he .
replied.
"All .kinds has merits. De w'ite.
ones is de easiest to find, but de black
ones is de easiest to hide after you,
gits 'em.-Tit-Bits.
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