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"I am going Into this whole thing
thdroiighly. I realize it's a serious
; "We arer fixing a precedent in this
matter. If we pass this ordinance
granting Mandel Brothers the right
to -operate a second basement sales
room it would mean that every de
partment store on State street would
I "This would mean a new class of
workers, the underground brigade of
several thousand, who every morning
would go down into the subways
stretching from Marshall Field's on
the north to Siegel-Cooper's on the
,, "I don't pretend to know just what
is good and what is bad in this. I have
gone far enough to be sure it's a se
rious labor question.
"I shall , certainly not recommend
(his. ordinance for passage unless
pjearand convincing evidence shows
there would be no disadvantages to
either the Mandel clerks or the peo
ple who come to buy at Mandel's."
Ald. Charles E. Merriam sent for
! .copy of the ordinance today. He
said he is going to inform himself on
every angle of it and watch its course.
The ordinance provides for an
amendment to Sec. 1480 of the build
ing code. Already in the code in this
'Not more than one floor of any
basement or cellar shall be used for
thA retail sale of goods. Such floor
shall be the floor nearest the street
grade. Such floor used for the sale
ofpretail goods shall not be more than
2jeet below the inside streetjjrade."
-aJlhe, amendment which Mandels
wan ,to pass would give them the
right to have a salesroom floor 40
fee, below street grade,
( opo oo
Jphn Muir, River Forest, elected
vjttage president. Only 65 out of
1 JpO voters cast ballots. No opposi
tion. 3JMarshall Field III., reported ill
y$h typhoid fever, on way to New
Yo;k.in private car.
NEGRO ACCUSED ,OF BEING A
Six months from today, when
Theodore Thomas, negro, has finish
ed his sentence In the Bridewell for
being the keeper of a disorderly
house, he will face a charge which
may lead him to the penitentiary..
Traced by truant officers a num- a
ber of white an dcolored children go-
ing to the Farren and Coleman
schools were found to be visiting a
flat run by Thomas at 4347 S. State.
Thomas is about 30 years old. His
visitors were all less than 16, Tp
The children1 were brought to
Thomas by a woman, who asked
thun to rehearse plays for a church.
Instead of rehearsals there were
The boys were taught to, steal and
drink by Thomas, itis charged. Some
of them said they -had been branded
by a red rot poker when tehy re
fused to do his bidding. In various
parts of the house stolen property
CARRANZA AGREES TO MEET
DEMANDS OF U. S.
Wasrington, March 10. General
Carranza is reported to have agreed
to meet demands of U. S. His formal
reply to the latest note from this gov
ernment is on its way to Washington.
A preliminary message from Consul
Silhman says it is favorable.
Unofficial reports say that Obregon
already has -evacuated Mexico City.
And they say that Zapata now con
trols the capital. If this is so, re
sponsibility for protecting foreigners
there now rests with Villa.
The Mexican, constitutionalist
agency received word from General IP1
Hicaut that Carranzistas under Gen
erel Pablo Gonzal captured Monterey
Boston, March 10. ."It would be -monumental
folly for the United
States to go into Mexico; let the1 Mex
ico? fight it out the same as this
country did in the civil war," said
lyhamp Clark Jhere in,an,iateryteac., "