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as a student of agriculture at the Uni
versity of Maine.
Pittsburgh, Pa. Mrs. John Pros
sac of Tarentum paid $20 to keep her
husband out of the wbrkhouse and
was rewarded with a beating. "It
was too much to blow in," John ex
plained. Milwaukee. Alfred Wagner, 24,
strangled to death when his sweater
caught in belt in basement of Troy
Racine, Wis. Finishers at Joe Mil
ler Shoe factory on strike fighting
cut in wages from 30 to 50 per cent,
which affects entire shop.
COMMISSION TO PEEP INTO THE
POWER OF ROCKEFELLER,
New York, Jan. 13. Whether John
D. Rockefeller's dollars are being
used to chloroform public thought
will be probed throughly by the
United States commission on indus
trial relations here next week, Chair
man Frank Walsh promised today.
"The commission," he said, "will
seek to learn something of the poten
tial power of Rockefeller, Sage and
Carnegie foundations for influencing
public opinion and to what extent
that power has been used for good or
"The commission will probe the
charge that the Rockefeller founda
tion has voted endowments to col
leges whose professors have taught
only 'safe and conservative' doctrines
to young men," said Walsh. "It will
look into the charge that the salaries
of certain professors have been sup
plemented and will inquire why these
men were thus singled out.
"The motive and methods of the
Rockefeller foundation is promoting
industrial training, particularly
through the south, will be investigat
ed. The commission will inquire
whether any attempt is being made to
Influence the mind of Young America,
for example, either for or against or
' "This whole subject has the strong
est bearing on the industrial question
These charges have been made re
peatedly. It is high time the govern
ment finds out about them."
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Galveston, Tex., Jan. 13. Mexico
City was evacuated by Gen. Zapata's
forces today, it was stated in an
official cablegram from Vera Cruz to
LCarranzista Consul Juan T. Burns.
Washington, Jan. 13. Mexican ad
vices today gave further evidence
of imminence of a big battle near
Torreon. The Villa factions are rush
ing large bodies of troops there. At
Saltillo a preliminary engagement
continues. Retention of Monterey by
the Villistas is apparently conclusive
Gen. Angeles' Villista army, which
was defeated at Puebla, is said to be
heading for Torreon. Gen. Vlllareal
is said to be pressing Angeles with
BITS OF NEWS
Over 75 persons 'appeared at
State's Attorney Hoyne's offices to
day to show why they had not paid
Harry McCarthy and John Malone,
charged with burglary, escaped from
Judge Prindiville's court today.
Climbed along ledge.
Mrs. Mary Barnett, 221 S. Hamil
ton sxf, found unconscious from gas
in her home. Revived by pulmotor.
"School a failure in moral educa
tion for young." Rev. J. W. Coch
rane of Presbyterian Board of Educa
tion. Dr. Vincent Lasbury, dentist, sued
for divorce. Alice, wife, in bill claims
he is habitual drunkard.
Mrs. E. Raymond, 65, 606 N.
Clark, robbed of $1.50 by purse
snatcher. Edward Trindle, 26 W.
Huron, captured, accused.
Municipal "town hall" suggested
for Chicago by Ass'n of Commerce.
To bring big conventions and busi
ness conferences to city,