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FEAR BIG OUTBREAK OF CRIME
FROM LACK OF DOPE
Numbering the drug users in Chi
cago as more than 10,000 Dr. H. I.
Davis, sup't of County PsychopatHic
hospital, yesterday .gave out a state
ment asking immediate steps be tak
en to curb the expected wave of
crime and suicides by dope fiends
when their supply of drug is exhaust
ed. Davis says the situation is too
large for the county, city, state or
government to cope with alone. His
plan will mean the establishment of a
central receiving station and insti
tutions where the applicants may be
sent to be cured.
In the basement of the city hall is
a little room which has been fitted up
by dope fiends who are taking the
cure and who are helping the police
to curb the traffic in this city. The
club is very exclusive. To become a
member one must- have been arrest
ed for using dope and paroled. At
present the club has 10 members con
sisting of "hop-heads," "snow-birds"
Yesterday these men, the "feelers"
' for the dope squad, reported that they
believed a "volcano" would burst in
the city within 30 days. At the end
of this time, they say, drug users will
have exhausted their supply, bought
before the enforcement of the Harri
son drug law.
CARRANZA AGREES TO MEET
DEMANDS OF U. S.
Wasrington, March 10. General
Carranza is reported to have agreed
to meet demands of Ur S. His formal
reply to the latest note from this gov
ernment is on its way to Washington.
A preliminary message from Consul
SOliman 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.
Ricaut 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 the Mex
icans fight it out the same as this
country did in the oivil war," said
Champ Clark here in an interview.
LEITER QUIZZED IN BOOST IN
Joseph Leiter, the wheat "plung
er," as he appeared on the witness
stand in New York in the recent state
inquiry into the increase cost of
Leiter gave interesting inisde in
formation about the famous "wheat
corner" he negotiated several years
ago at a loss of millions of dollars.
"MYSTERY WOMAN" DEAD
Mrs. Winifred Allen, who filed a
$25,000 suit against John S. Keefe,
vice president of the American Steel
& Wire Co., in 1913 and would never
tell what for, was found dead in her
apartments, 11 E. 22d, last night.
She had previously attempted suicide