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JUST WHAT DID HITCHCOCK
MEAN BY "THE BUNK"?
"Give this man the bunk, but don't
give him a job."
This is the sort of a reception one
receives if he asks for work at the
Western Electric Co. The above sen
tence was part of a note written on
the back of a card by one of the as
sistant superintendents, who passed
on a man who came to him looking
for a job, to one of his underlings.
The man is Axel Carlsen, 2235 W.
Adams st Carlsen did some good
rescue work on the Eastland, and A.
E. Webster of the Red Cross, hearing
that he was out of a job, gave him a
note to A. W. Hitchcock, ass't sup't
in the Western Electric plant
Carlsen took the letter to Hitch
cock, who gave him a card to an
other official. On the back of the
card was written: "Give this man the
bunk but don't give him a job. I told
him we had 500 jobs and 1,500 appli
cants." "It is a most unfortunate mistake,"
said J. W. Banker, another ass't sup't
"Hitchcock didn't mean anything
wrong by 'bunk.' He meant that Carl
son should not be turned down out
right It was too bad Carlsen got
hold of the card. 'Bunk' in this office
doesn't mean a lie."
Carlsen says that Banker has at
tempted to obtain the card from him
several times. "
HIRAM KICKS ON THE PRICE OF
"CHICKEN" IN CHI.
Hiram L. Ryan of -Marion, Ind.,
sewed $100 to his inside coat pocket
and "come to se the town."
At 1 a. m. Hiram went sightseeing
on Wabash av. Near Harirson he met
a dapper young actor cnap named
Louis and together they had a few
.drinks on him.
" "B' gosh," remarked Hiram to his
new acquaintance, "I've heard a lot
back home about the swell chickens
in 'Chi.' Do you know where there's
a couple of 'em a-roostm ?
chap. "Have you got plenty of cash?"
"I reckon so," spoke Hiram, and
communicated his secret to Louis.
Louis made arrangements for Hi
ram to meebhis friend on Wabash av.
and directed him on the route to take
to get there.
On the way over Hiram was
strong-armed and relieved of all his
cash. The actor chap and a pal
named Walter George were rounded
up by Serg't Sullivan on suspicion of
having committed the assault They
were each fined $1 and costs and 30
days in Bridewell.
JUDGE WILLING TO FORGIVE,
BUT NOT IN THIS CASE
"Under the circumstances," re
marked Morals Judge Robinson, in
sentencing Peter Bouges for pander
ing, "I would have forgiven any man
had he committed burglary, but in
such a heinous moral offense as this
it is impossible to forgive. This case
must be set as an example to other
for eigners. They must learn that our
moral laws must be obeyed."
Bouges' was sent to the Bridewell
for six months and fined $300. Sophy
Wallipgarden, his victim, was dis
charged and sent home to her parents
as La Salle, I1L
This episode might never have oc
curred had work been plentifuL
Bouges, a glazier, had been unem
ployed the last two mdnths. He was
broke and hungry, so persuaded the
girl whom he had intended to make
his wife to go on the streets and earn
a living for them until he could find
MORGAN BACK TO THE GRIND
New York, Aug. 17. J. Pierpont
Morgan was back at his office desk
again today for the first time since
he was shot by a crank in his home.
"I'm all right," he said. "My punc
tures have been vulcanized and I have
taken the road again."
Police nabbing those who have not
"Sure enough,' 'answered the actor Hid yehicle tax,.