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if therejs some assurance that it will
be located somewhere .on the West,
North or South Side. But I will not
vote to jam our surface and elevated
cars with still more people being car
ried down into the loop."
Aid. Merriam saidlte wouldn't vote
on a $1,250,00 deal when the deal
was put up to him so suddenly.
"This ordinance was heard of un
til 5:30 this afternoon, when the As
sociation of Commerce came asking
for its passage," said Merriam. "I
don't think it's fair to ask us to give
judgment on this in such a short time.
The ordinance is vague. It doesn't
say exactly where the building shall
On vote, the "Town Hall of the Na
tion" took a tumble. The score was
55 to 13. John P. Smulski and Wal
ter J. Raymer were before the'finance
committee in the afternoon. They
insisted on immediate action so the
question could go to voters on the
Theater ticket scalping is to be
regulated by an ordinance presented
by Aid. Nance. Theater owners, in
their licenses and applications, will
bind themselves not to sell tickets ex
cept from their box offices and not to
sell them for resale. Automatic can
cellation of license follows conviction
PLAN GENERAL ROUND-UP OF
N. Y. WHITE SLAVERS
New York, May 4. A general
round-up of convicted "white slav
ers" who have served their sentences
was tiegun in New York today, fol
lowing attempt to destroy Bronx Bor
ough hall in Crotona park last night
Bronx county officials believe white
slavers are responsible for bomb out
rage. District Att'y Martin of the
Bronx, in the past two years, has
waged war on cadets and obtained
scores of convictions. ,
Last night's explosion was second
attempt to destroy Bronx county
bulidings. Southeast corner wrecked.
No one injured.
LAWSON GUILTY $20,000 BOND
WILL RELEASE," HIM "
Trinidad, Colo., May 4. John'R.
Lawson, Colorado union labor lead
er, was found guilty of first degree
murder in connection with the death
of John Nimmo, deputy sheriff killed
in the strike battle, "Oct. 25, 1913,
and was sentenced to spend the re
mainder of his life at hard labor in
the Colorado penitentiary.
Lawson was charged with homi
cide on the theory that he was in
charge of the tent colony in the Lud
low fight in which Nimmo was killed
and that he was in command of the
strikers during the battle.
Whe nthe verdict was read Lawson
smiled and later talked, of the out
come of his fight
"They may get me, but they can't
defeat the cause of labor," he said. "I
am not worrying about myself. It's
the fight I've been making for the
working men that I am interested in
and that will go ahead just as before.
EJven for me it's a long way to the
penitentiary. My attorneys will not
give up until everything possible has
been done to save me."
Thirty days were given to file a
motion for a new trial and Judge
Hilyer announced that Lawson would
be released on $20,000 bond pending
action on the motion for a new triaL
Gompers Voices Opinion
Washington, May 4. "It's no won
der," said Samuel Gompers, discuss
ing the Lawson verdict. "After all
the poison and vindictiveness there
is nothing astonishing in the verdict
It is only regrettable. It deserves the
"Every inch of the. ground will be
contested, however. Every liberty-'
loving citizen will join in fighting that
Because mother-in-law locked her
hubsnad in room and 'chased her
from house, Mrs. Carl Ruediger, 1163
N. La Salle, tried to kill self with' gas.