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LOVERS OF RILEY OUT EARLY TO
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 7. Locker
bie street was the first spot in the
whole wide world today to know that
James Whitcomb Riley's birthday
had arrived. At 12:01 aT m. the little
street echoed from end to end with
the strains of "Love's Old Sweet
Song," played by the brass quartette
of the Indianapolis orchestra.
Riley's dreams must have enfolded
the melody at first, for the Hoosier
poet was not at once awakened.
When the fact that he was being ser
enaded dawned on him he appeared
at a window. Riley wanted the Jittle
party of forty to wait while he pass
ed the cigars.
"No, you go back to sleep," they
told him, and left the little lane in
quiet once more.
But before they left members of
the Musikverein sang several Ger
man folk songs and Riley admitted
he was having the time of his life.
And they left a big basket of flow
ers at his door, and twined about the
basket were ribbons that bore this
inscription of gold:
"From the Indianapolis Orchestra
and the Musikverein, brothers in
song to James Whitcomb Riley, who
has made song glorious; October 7
CHAUFFEUR WHOSE CAR HURT
Ira W. Ferguson, chauffeur for the
Hene Bros. Express Co., was dis
charged in the East Chicago av. court
yesterday by Municipal Judge Ryan.
The judge on Sept 7 fined Ferguson
$25 for assault.
In the Alexian Bros, hospital lies
Ronald Pegg, 12 years old, with a
fractured skull, broken leg and a
broken nose. He was riding on the
rear of a motorcycle when it was
struck by Ferguson's truck. Testi
mony was introduced at the first trial
that Ferguson was a careless driver.
"The minimum fine for assault is
$25 and the maximum is $1,000, with i
! a year in jail," said Att'y D. C. Butler,
who represented the chauffeur. "If
this man Is really guilty he should get
fined the limit." So judge let him go.
WOMEN ON THE JOB TO WATCH
TACTICS OF COPPERS
Police tactics toward strikers un
derwent great change yesterday as a
result of the number of clubwomen
acting as watchers at the different (p i
clothing shops in their investigation
of police brutauity. At the chief
trouble zone on the West Side, Jack
son and Peoria, Ellen Gates Starr was
stationed. Mrs. F. N. Lille watched
in front of the Royal Tailors and Mrs.
James W. Morrison was on duty in
front of the International Tailoring
One hundred members of the Po
litical Equality league will be on
duty in the strike zones today as a
result of thereport of their commit
tee who interviewed pickets and in
vestigated their stories and who de
clared the police had used rough tac
tics. The United Hebrew Trades dele
gates will endeavor to raise $25,000
to finance the strike
5,000 strikers have returned to
work in independent houses that
have signed up with the union.
BITS OF NEWS
Wife of Dr. R. B. Preble second
death victim of fire at their home,
1518 N. Dearborn.
Robbers stuck gun in face of Pat
McKay, Homan av. "L" station agent
Pat switched off lights. Robbers fired
before running. Pat dodged in dark.
Robbers got $13 at Willow st. N. W.
Ernest Decker, 3107 Argyle, locked K )
in 32 S. State for night while repair- "
ing elevator. Injured. Had to call
police to get out
Wm. J. Pate, 219 E. 39th, teamster,
injured when wagon was hit by auto
F. W. Winkler, 3565 W. Van Buren.
Mrs. J. E. Morrison, 920 E. 42d pi.,
injured. Auto hit by yellow taxi