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TEDDY TAKES A STEP TOWARD
New York, Dec. 29. Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt is studying the ques
tion of the unemployed and plans to
lecture in different cities, the pro
ceeds to be used to help find em
ployment for the jobless in the city
in which he speaks.
As a first step in gathering data
the colonel, accompanied by Miss
Francis Kellar, executive secretary
of the National Progressive Service,
and Philip Roosevelt, his nephew,
visited the municipal lodging house
and asked to be shown the manner in
which New York cares for her un
employed. Here he watched the several hun
dred men admitted and ate a bowl
of pea soup, a few slices of bread and
drank a cup of strong coffee, while
some of the men chaffed him.
"Times is pretty tough when the
ex-president of this country has to
chew this grub," laughed one of the
men. "Pretty tough! Pretty tough!"
CHICAGO WAY IN THE LEAD FOR
NUMBER OF MURjDERS
Last year there were '89 murders
in London, the largest city of the
world, and 99 per cent of the mur
derers were arrested.
According to Coroner Hoffman's
report, now being compiled, 213
murders have taken place in Chicago
in the past year, an average of one
a day, excluding holidays and Sun
days. The perecentage of murderers ar
rested has not been computed, but
it probably will be around the 20 per
For the week ending Dec. 18 there
were 90 holdups. It was at the end
of this week that Chief Gleason and
First Deputy Schuettler put the fly
ing squads to work. The robbers de
fied them and the holdups for the
week ending Dec. 25 reached 111.
."Chicago is the most murderounr
city in the world," said Coroner Hoff
man. "A fine attraction for new citr
By Jim Manee
Snow, snow, beautiful snow,
We welcomed you this morning.
Early we were out to see
Our front yard you adorning.
But at noon, well, it was sad
Our tears came with a gush.
For what was snow at six o'clock,
At twelve, by heck, was slush.
P. S. She walks on her tiptoes
'cause a hole adorns !er shoe!
CHICAGO GRAIN. Wheat, corn
and oats up. Provisions easier.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Trading
dull and prices regular.
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If anti-spitting laws could be en
forced, pneumonia and consumption
would claim fewer victims, for spit
ting spreads pneumonia and com
mon colds as well as tuberculosis.
Spit does not contain consumption
germs, except that the consumptive
has just coughed them up from his
bronchial tubes. A man having
pneumonia germs and common cold
germs in his mouth spits infectious
material whether he has just coughed
In consumption it is the sputum
from the lungs that is especially dan
gerous. In the pneumonia and. com
mon cold carriers it is the ordinary
saliva that is dangerous.
Snow this afternoon, followed by
fair late tonight and Wednesday;
cold wave; lowest temperature to
night near zero; winds shifting to
northwest gale. Temperature Mon
day: Highest, 38; lowest, 34.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914, at the postoffjce at Chicago,
III., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
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