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KAYSER MURDER TRAIL LEADS
TO EXPLOSION PLOT
Gary police trailing "lead" to solu
tion of murder of Rev. Edmund Kay
ser, pro-German propogandist, today
unearthed conspiracy to"blow up the
plant of the Aetna Powder Co. here.
Police say Otto Kraemer, employe
of the plant, told them he was ap
proached by two strangers who, spoke
with foreign accent and offered
$1,500 to blow up shed where 20 tons
of gun cotton, ready for shipment to
allies, are stored.
Lucus Hauptman, said to have
written threatening letters to the
minister, and Thos. Modjesch, said to
be close friend of Hauptman, are held
Two women, said to be Rouma
nians, were taken into custody today.
Stanford Park Center will hold an
nual lantern festival Tuesday even
ing, Aug. 31. Parade and costume
Beginning Sept 1 Italian Societies
of Cicero will hold four propaganda
meetings a week, 14th and 49th av.,
Wednesday and Saturday, 7:30 p. m.
Waistmakers, Dress and White
Goods Workers' union, Local 59, will
hold meeting at West Side audito
rium, cor. Racine and Taylor, Aug.
30. Pres. Schlessinger, Internation
al Ladies Garment Workers' union,
Second ward branch of Socialist
party will hold open air meeting to
night at 31st and Calumet av. Speak
er, A. Lafin.
Manager Sir, your performance
of Hamlet is the very worst ever rep
resented behind the- footlights. If
there had been any money in the
house I should have been bound in
honor to return it at the doors. As
it is, several friends have sent in and
ordered me to remove their names
from the free list.
LEGISLATORS' MILEAGE HELD
ILLEGAL BY COURT
Springfield, III., Aug. 28. The mile
age bill appropriating $26,000 to pay
the railroad fare of members of thfr
Forty-ninth general assembly aad
items totaling $131,274 in the omni
bus bill were held unconstitutional
by Judge Creighton in the Sangamon,
county circuit court today.
SCULLY GETS ADVICE ON SUFFS
County Judge Thos. P. Scully has
been asked by Grace Wilbur Trout,
suffrage leader, to give opinion as to
whether women may vote for dele
gates at the presidential primary next
Judge Scully, before giving his
opinion, will ask persons of authority
who are interested. His first reply
came from Colin C. H. Fyffe, election
commissioners' special attorney, who
says women can't vote at presidential
BITS OF NEWS
Stockyards "L" train hit work car,
40th and Wallace. Motorman Gus
Thompson and 25 passengers injured.
Smoke from locomotive hid work car.
Julius Kaplan, 950 N. Clark, fined
$200 after Lawrence JanicM, 2404
1 Fullerton av., testified Kaplan tried to
sell arson machine for starting fires
by time fuse.
Police believe enemy of Chas. Da
ley, Melrose Park, smay have killed his
six-year-old son by giving him poison.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Grain split
Provisions down and Sept wheat
NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
closed weak; .fair trading.
Increasing cloudiness arid warmer
tonight, followed by showers; Sun
dav showers and cooler: moderate
southwest winds shifting to freshes
northwest late tonignt or Sjunday.
Temperature Friday: Highest, 01;