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NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
Tod Purcell, 16, had both legs
broken when scaffolding on which he
and two other boys were painting
barn at 3140 Polk st. fell.
New snow plow car of West Town
surface lines wrecked by Great West
ern train when it was being tested
by officials of the company last night.
Crew and officials escaped by jump
ing. Clara Walling, 16, 2352 W. Mon
roe, locked in her room by mother.
Jumped from 2d-story window to
elope with H. Stubinga, 18, her
sweetheart. Both found. Taken
Gen. R. H. Hall died at home of
son in Chicago Heights. Burial to be
at West Point.
Final accounting of estate of Rich
ard T. Crane shows estate left by
him amounted to $6,700,394.
John Rozen.jjlumber, 662 Fay st.,
drank poison by mistake. Dead.
American Society of Agricultural
Engineers heard W A. Etherton, U.
S. dep't of agriculture, speak on the
problems of the rural home builder.
Twenty policemen received perfect
revolver score in past year. Grand
average of whole department more
than 83 per cent. Increased 8 per
cent over last year.
Donald Longenknecker, 10, Oak
Park, extracted bullet from foot yes
terday. Was shot by Albert Seavcy,
13, playmate, who was shooting at
H.-H.Democracy Marching Club
have cornered all silk hats in loop for
parade through streets on New Year's
Negroes to celebrate emancipation
proclamation in Orchestra hall New
Social service dep't of Evanston's
Woman's club gave Christmas party
yesterday afternoon to 600 Evanston
mothers and their children.
Patrick Contanon, conductor of
Cottage Grove av. car, held up by 2
Shabbily dressed man with rusty
revolver robbed Joseph Ehrenberg,
conductor of Robey st. car of $10.
Told Ehrenberg he needed money
more than company did.
John Fitzgerald found dead in lodg
ing house at Des Plaines.
Police searching for relatives of E.
E. Richards, who died suddenly at
Bogus "charitable literature" being
sold on streets of Evanston. Citi
Twenty-five-men took examination
of civil service board for position of
junior physician of county hospital.
Job pays $125.
Geo. Farrell, country life director of
Cook county schools, appointed agri
culturist in department of agricul
ture, Washington. Job pays $2,500.
Chicago butter and egg board to
hold its election today.
John C. and Andrew O'Connell,
pres. and sec'y of Artesian Stone &
Lime Works, surrendered to federal
authorities. Charged with Obstruct
ing north channel of river.
Ben Kontomitz, 9227 Commercial
av., fined $5 on complaint of Mrs.
Mary Pluto, 9277 S. Chicago av. Made
love to her, she said.
Dr. David Monash, 4736 S. Mich
igan av., filed claim of $764 against
estate of Curtis Gunn, late associate
of John W. Gates, for professional
services. Gunn's estate valued at
John Torpey, 5920 S. Ada, and H.
Perminger, 6219 S. Honore, fined $5
for throwing snowballs at policeman.
Luther Caldwells, 1441 S. State,
shot through, lung when he tried to.
clean rusty revolver.
William Muraskus, employe De La
Salle institute, held up by 2 men and
robbed of 30 cents. Robbers threat
ened to beat him up if he did not have
larger amount next time.
Five Italians arrested on Clark st.
car at Van Buren. Two armed with
revolvers. Boarded car and argued