BITS OF NEWS
Sophia Rochowiaka, 20, 1502 W.
17th, dropped dead in front of home.
Baby Welfare week begins tomor-
" row. Aid Nance, "M-., says death of
4,096 babies last year cost the city
Body of Chas. Hansen, aged car-
' penter, who suicided with gun in Oak
"Park, cremated. Ashes to be mixed
. with those of wife, who died year
ago, and scattered to winds.
Four pepny slot machines confis
cated by gamUling squad.
Yesterday was hottest day. Today
weather man says it will be hotter.
John Whiter policeman, found safe
' blowers attempting to saw way into
. Calumet Nat'l bank, 9117 Commercial
. av. Chased them away after revol
. ver battle.
Myrtle Lane, actress, suing Alcazar
. Amusement Co. for $25,000. Was at
tacked by, trained baboon in theater.
Mrs. David Gill, wife of college stu
dent, wants divorce. Says he made
her write his themes. Claims this
" exhausted her for her work.
John Quinn, only American who
served in Boer war against England,
Auto wrecked by I. C. train at 71st
fand Jeffrey last night. Four occu
: Roy Waterman, 1920 W. Superior, ;
zouuu witn-throat cut in flat with his
4 children. Wife disappeared.
: o o
J TELEGRAPH BRIEFS ,
' Oshkosh, Wis. Nearly 700 men on
strike at Paine Lumber Co. factory.
. Urbana, III. Harvey Clow, chauf
feur, killed, when auto speeding 60
miles, hit concrete bridge railing
.south of Champaign.
Washington. Rob't Milstead, shot
by wile, had "hunch" she was going '
to do it and named his favorite unaer
taker in advance.
Port Jervis, N. Y. Fire flies are so
thick heer this summer that the town
fathers have ordered electric street
KEITH'S- APPOINTMENTS RAP
AT INSULL PLANT
Ray Palmer's failure to get a re
appointment from Mayor Thompson
as commissioner of gas and electri
city is understood at city hall to be a
defeat for Commonwealth Edison Co.
The Insull crowd did a lot of hard
nlueeine with Fred Lundin, chairman
of Thompson committee on patron- (j
age. cut iney couian c Keep raimer
Wm. G. Keith was appointed. He
is 34 and will have charge of 440 em
ployes and $2,500,000 city cash for
his department expenses each year.
His backers for the job were 15th
ward Thompson organization men.
Keith will have many decisions put up
to him where his yes or no means
profit or loss to the Commonwealth
Edison Co. His word to. council com
mittees on how to regulate the In
sull lighting trust will have much to
do with better or worse service. He
may prove as independent of Insull
control as Mayor Thompson has of
Ray Palmer opens an office as con
culting engineer. The Herald today
says Palmer had "the cost of lighting
reduced until it is the lowest of the
laree cities of the country." The fact
is the reverse of this. Palmer wrote
a special report for the sanitary dis
trict trustees. The sanitary board
runs an electric light plant at Lock
port and sells current to the city.
Palmer recommended sanitary dis
trict rates to the city be raised. Rob
ert M. Buck, now alderman, then sec
retary to Trustees Paullin and Clark,
wrote a report going straight against
Palmer. Buck contended sanitary
district was making a profit and rates
ought not be raised. . It was asked,
"Why does a city employe recom
mend that. his employe, the city. .
should have its lighting'cost raised?"
New York. J. P. Morgan made his
first public appearance yesterday
since attempted assassination by
xml | txt