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In blankets and threw It out window.
Baby found unharmed. Police seek
G. L. Bradshaw, 4517 Beacon,
robbed of $30 near home by man with
Martin Wagg, 3834 Armitage av., a
painter, rescued from river by Wil
liam Nash, bridgetender. Plunge ac
cidental. Patrick Spencer and Tony Rattga
arrested .by police when they at
tempted to steal piano.
Three hurt by falls on icy side
walks. Kares Apsen, 1922 N. Mo
zart av., broke left hip.
John Bailey, 2125 Clifton av., con
ductor on State st. car, and Reuben
Grant, negro, slashed on face and
hands during fight on car. Grant
Two wills left by Frederick Mat
ters, 943 Hyde Park blvd., started
court fight. $75,000 involved.
Expect more indictments from La
Salle st bank crash. May name new
ones in true bills expected today.
John C. Jackson, 6219 South Park
av., suicide in Planters hotel. Poison.
Saloon of Michael Harris. 500 S.
Morgan, held up by 2 armed men. $30.
Edith Picchiotti, operator at W. U.
telegraph office at 3115 W. Madison,
held up by lone bandit. Robber took
$18 and $300 in car tickets.
MARGARET HALEY SAYS WOMEN CAN STOP
NEW SCHOOL LAND DEALS NOW PROPOSED
Over 500 women from nearly all
the women s organizations in Chica
go were at a meeting of the Political
Equality league, Congress hotel, Sat
urday afternoon. They heard Mar-,
garet Haley speak on school lands.
"One of the most poweful men in
this city told me two years ago that
they are going to knock out the re
valuation clauses from the school
land leases and nothing on heaven
or earth can stop them.
"You women can stop it by watch
ing the lease committee of the board
"You will understand what this
means when I tell you that one
square mile of downtown land in Chi
cago at one time was owned by the
people. It was school land, and the
United States government never in
tended when it gave this land to the
public schools that it should be sold
or given away. The idea was that this
land would pay the cost of running
"As the present time there is one
block of this school land left in
downtown Chicago and a few small
lots outside that block.. It pays the
board of education about $42,000 a
year revenue. If none of the school
land had ever been traded away it
would pay a revenue of $42,000,000 a
year. This was the estimate of T. E.
Somers, the Cleveland valuation ex
pert, who was called in by Mayor
Dunne when the school land frauds
were under investigation.
"Today the children of the city are
cheated out of the revenue from
school land. Figure out the rentals
of the North American bldg., at State
and Monroe and you will find it
brings a net profit of about $28 a
foot. Of this the owners pay the
school board $4.08 a foot.
"The land in the loop district, un
derstand, is worth more than all the
buildings. There is only one build
ing, the People's Gas, which is val
ued at more than the land it stands
on. Dozens of buildings are worth
only a half and sometimes less than
a tenth what the land they are on
"The school land leases were
changed in 1895, when Mayor Swift
appointed the Chicago Tribune's at
torney as president of the board. The
Tribune's attorney appointed him-