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Aid Kunz said: "Somebody cracked
the whip and a lot of aldermen are
voting for somthing they don't under
stand." Aid. Merriam said: "Aid. Geiger
raises the cry that alderme.n have
changed their votes for the reason
that somebody has called 'Jhief.' No
body has called 'thief in this discus
sion except Aid. Geiger himself. The
presumption is that he knows more
than anybody else about thievery in
The ordinance goes back to finance
committee. Col. Romberg inherited
the land involved from Lazaruz Sil
verman. It is located between Pau
lina and Wood and 44th and 45th sts.
About twenty square miles of city
territory wasjordered to be included
within fire limits. No frame build
ings can go up in this territory. The
ordinance hits the lumber business
in Chicago and was opposed by lum
ber interests. A story that lumber
men had attempted to raise $1,000,
000 to defeat the ordinance will be
investigated by the building commit
tee. Council concurred in appointment
of Lawton S. Parker to take place of
Arthur J. Eddy on art commission,
and in appointment of committee to
enlarge city manual.
Petition of 11,000 names received,
asking that jitney bus lines be started.
Taxicab rates ought to be cut from
50 to 30 cents, instead of from 50 to
40 cents for first half-mile ride, ac
cording to Montague Ferry, public
BANKER KILLS WIFE AND SELF
New York, March 23. Shrouded in
mystery today was the motive for the
murder by Howard Bobcock, 39,
treasurer of the Astor Trust Co., of
his young wife, and his suicide in
their sumptuous home on E. 74th st.
Police were unable to unearth any
motive other than despondency of
the wealthy young banker. His finan
cial affairs were said to be in good
shape. Two children are left orphans.
Detroit. Sale of Pere Marquette
railroad, now in hands of receivers,
asked in petition filed in federal dis't
court by underlying bondholders.
Birdsboro, Pa. Mrs. Minnie David
heiser, 20, fatally shot by former
lover, Chester Green, who suicided.
Kingston, N. Y. Bodies of Mrs.
W. P. Dutton, Cheyenne, Wyo., and
daughter, 5, found by neighbors who
broke into home. Suicide.
Washington. Sec'y Tumulty offi
cially denied that extra session of
congress is being planned.
Medina, N. Y. Chas. Phelps, 70,
wealthy farmer, shot and probably fa
tally wounded; housekeeper, 45,
killed. Robbery believed motive.
Antigo, Wis. Robert Doyle, Chi
cago & Northwestern engineer, found
dead with throat cut. Coroner's ver
Springfierd, Mo. Dr. Henry J.
Ruyle, 44, suicided. Carbolic. Wife
had sued for divorce.
Moberly, Mo. Conductor R. Sices,
Slater, Mo., and unidentified brake
man seriously injured when 20 cars
of Chi. & Alton freight piled in ditch.
Petrograd. Reported German sol
diers at Suwalki, Poland, burned tp
death 10 Russian prisoners.
Winnipeg, Man. Canadian mili
tary authorities issued orders to start
recruiting for fourth contingent, car
rying out plan of government to keep
50,000 men in Canada constantly un
Duluth, Minn. Attilo Castigiliano,
Italian consul, denied receiving or
ders from Rome to call reservists out .
of this territory.
Liverpool. Striking dockmen who
have delayed sailing of many ships,
from Liverpool returned to work yes
terday. New York. Body of Nonio Pruchi
parich found jammed into closet with
throat cut, head nearly severed and
both eyes gouged out. With with
whom he had quarreled missing.