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LION TAMERS HELD BY POLICE
AFTER ANIMALS ESCAPE
New York, Dec. 18. While a vau
deville theater "was crowded with
women and children, six trained
Jions escaped from their cage. on the
stage and bounded into the audience.
A panic ensued. Women tried to
hide in corners. Many fainted. A
few persons whqf were unable to get
out of the path of the lions were
Mme. Maide Andree, lion tamer;'
Carl Turnquist, her assistant, and
George H.' Hamilton, her agent, are
held by the police as a result,
charged with felonious assault.
Police Sergeant Daniel Glenn is in
the Flower hospital. He was shot
accidentally by a brother officer who
was shooting at the lions. It was
stated today that the wound would
not prove serious.
One of the lions was killed. The
others were sent back to an animal
farm in New Jersey today.
Mme. Andree asserted that the
lions were harmless, but when they,
escaped no one stopped to find that
FORMER COUNTY TREASURERS
MAY BE HIT BY CUT
Four former county treasurers are
anxiously awaiting official decision
of the supreme' court which recently
deprived County Treasurer Stuckart
of more than half his yearly salary
by declaring the 2 per cent collection
fee on the inheritance tax illegal.
If the decision applies itself to the
collections formerly made the former
treasurers who have held office since
the, law was passed will be asked to
disgorge $220,000 in fees.
William L. O'Connell, John R.
Thompson, John J. Hanberg and
Daniel H. Kocherberger are the four
treasurers. Wifllam'O'Connell will be
the -hardest hit, He left office with
fees amounting to nearly $94,000.
-THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Washington, ec.. 18s-sCditLon(
at Naco are rapidly improving, ac
cording to advices reaching here to
day. There has been no removal of
the firing by the forces of Gov. May
torena, following the conference be
tween his chief of staff and Gen.
Bliss. It is now hoped that when
Gen Scott, chief of staff, reaches the
border the acuteness of the situa
tion will have worn off and that he
will find all concerned ready to listen
BITS OF NEWS
Three armed bandits, one with red
.mask, gagged and bound Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Wolf, 3522 Grand blvd., and
robbed them of ?4,500 in jewelry and.
$65 in cash.
Firemen rescued 2 men in fire at
1526 N. Robey st
Nine Italians arrested in raid on
"death corner," Milton and Oak, as
result of recent killings.
Awning at old Union hotel, 84 W.
Randolph, burned. Guests of Hotel
Sherman and City Hall Square hotel
Reported that Roger Sullivan has
definitely decided to support Bob'
Sweitzer for mayor.
Bodies of men and1 woman found in
rooming house at 1801 W. Lake. Gas
jet open. Man's body bore card "John,
Walsh, Waukegan." P
Mrs. Fannie Be rim utter, 1526 N
Robey, saved her three babies in" fire
that destroyed home early today.
Cap't Patrick Wahl, acting captain
of West Park police, stricken with
paralysis while on duty. Condition
ODD WAR NEWS
London. An Indian soldier on the
firing line collected some Chupattieg
and under a heavy fire rushed out to
give them to wounded men from his
own village. He go't back without
Havre. French soldiers pursued
hens in front of the trenches while
the Germans kept up a heavy fire.
The hens in fright laid eggs as they,,
ran, . Some, were captured." . -' -