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death of Jonathan Scammon, pio
neer Chicago journalist.
Myrtle Halem, 16, 4233 N. Troy, at
tacked robber who snatched her
purse. He escaped.
$16,000 fire destroyed Bosworth
Bros.' garage. 20 horses saved by
firemen. Autos destroyed.
Two watchmen slugged in plant of
Blue Valley Butter Co., 700 S. Clin
ton. Safe blowers got $200.
August Hotz, 16, 112 W. Ohio, dis
appeared while swimming in drain
age canaL Drowned.
Phil Reno, 14, 3968 Langley,
smothered under hay when barn col
lapsed in storm. Stayed there with
companions to escape wetting.
Patrick Wrenn, 60, 5346 S. May,
badly hurt when struck by auto of
Ed Vaughn, 5359 S. Morgan, at
Throop and 59th.
Petro Bactistelli, 344 W. Superior
suffocated with gas. Police think
.wind blew it out
Angelo DeSalve, 7, 749 DeKoven,
hurt when struck by auto of J. H.
Kinaud. 4703 N. Robey.
John Liebach killed and Carl Quass
hurt when engine struck auto near
Ceo. Trebling, 3244 N. Troy, former
alderman, and son bruised when Ked
zie av. car struck auto.
"Bryan's resignation was bravest
thing he ever did." Samuel Packard
before congregation in Zion City.
GET SPECIAL POLICE STARS
Mayor Thompson yesterday after
noon opened the conference between
companies and men by saying with a
good deal of feeling:
"It has-been reported I am interest
ed in corporations involved in this
controversy. I wish to state before
you begin your discussion that it is
not true, positively not."
At the office of deputy superinten
dent of police, Shippy, Hunt & Dor
man and Mooney & Boland, agencies
that hire strikebreakers and gunmen,
have obtained large quantities of spe
cial police stars.
PHONE GIRLS ARE BUNKED IN 'V
The strike situation is not without
its lighter sides. Seven hundred
phone girls of the Franklin, Main,
Central and Randolph exchanges
were quartered at the Kaiserhof and
Hotel La Salle over night, to mase
sure of their apeparance in the
morning. A chicken dinner and cab
aret in the evening made their forced
downtown stay more endurable.
STEAM ROADS PROFIT
With the tie-up of the street car
and elevated service, the railroads
and taxi lines will profit Prepara
tions on the part of both have been
rushed as the prospect of a strike
grew more certain.
Millions of nickels have been slip
ping into the pockets of traction
magnates will flow in the direction of
the steam roads. On the South Side
the Illinois Central is grabbing most
of the increase from its regular sub
urban service. Residents of the Ken
w(?od, Hyde Park, Englewood and
South Chicago districts within a mile
of the lake are using the L C. Pres
ident Markham estimated that the
road could carry 60,000 daily with its
To the north, the Northwestern
will control the steam carrier situa
tion. It is claimed by officials that
the road can carry 120,000 to(the loop
and back every day.
Chicago & Western Indiana intends
to make room for 20,000 short trip
passengers and the Burlington, LaKe
Shore and Rock Island lines have in
structed their trainmen to stop at all
crossings where there are stations.
BOAT SINKS ALL SAVED
Winona, Minn., Jan. 14. 40 pas
sengers of excursion steamer Pron
tenac from La Crosse, Wis., rescued
when boat collided with Burlington
bridge over Mississippi river and sank
in 12 feet of water. Boiler chilled by
sudden influx of wated did not explode.