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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 12, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 29',
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"Wy )) WARREN DO IT?" THAT IS WHAT
ALL CLASSES OF LOVERS WANT TO KNOW
"I did love Louise, but I have
always felt that for me to marry
her would have been a sin."
Every lover in Chicago is interest
ed in the above statement -which is'
a part of a farewell letter written by
Warren Peabody, a young man who
owned a' million dollars, just before
he took his own life last night at his
mother's home, 2968 Michigan av.
The young folks who heave deep
love sighs as they speed homeward in
a limousine and the young folks who
hold hands at the movie show are
asking: "Why did Warren do it?"
He had everything in the world to
live for. He could travel anywhere
he pleased, and in the best of style.
He had all the playthings he could
want A girl had promised to marry
him. And yet
This young fellow who had oodles
ANOTHER STREETERVILLE ON
An island in Lake Calumet, off
117th and Cottage Grove av., threat
ens to become as famous as the Dis
trict of Lake Michigan, otherwise
Joe Dvorak "Bohemian Joe," Bet
tied on the island 23 years ago and
has lived there ever since. He claims
it now by virtue of squatter's rights.
But the island, once a worthless
sand heap, now worth between $10,
000 and $15,000 to the Pullman Co.,
or the Sherwin-Williams Paint Co.
And so clouds of trouble are looming
on the sky for Joe Dvorak.
The lake is in the city limits, but
the city has never recognized the
island as being under its jurisdiction.
Dvorak has many times applied for
a license for his saloon on the island,
but one has never been granted. He
has sold liquor under federal license.
of money and rafts of friends, and a
good home and a future wife, com
Is there any wonder all classes of
lovers are asking "Why?"
The Day Book, on the front page,
is running a story about Pellagra.
The government frankly calls the so
called pellagra, poverty. The claim
is that the real cause for a great deal
of suffering is lack of food. Natur
ally the poorer class is the class hit
And yet the poorer class go on
marrying and living along. They
cannot travel. They cannot have all
the good things of life. They do not
even, in some cases, have enough of
the more common things of life
food, for instance.
And yet they go on marrying and
Is there any wonder the poor class
especially, and also the rich class, is
asking: "Why did Warren do it?"
Today he was haled into court on a
charge of selling liquor in Chicago
without a license.
Dvorak would like nothing better
than for the court to rule against
him, for that would prove his prop
erty to be in the city, which is what
he wants. He feels that if his island
fs given city recognition he will be in
better position to fight his opponents
who want to get the island for them
selves and who, he says, have even
resorted to dynamite In an attempt
.o destroy his houses and drive him
off the island.
An easy fill would connect the
island with the shore and make it a
dandy factory site. It is about two
Sylvester Long-Lance, just ap
pointed to West Point, is the first full
blooded Cherokee Indian who has
been so honored. He is a graduate
of the Carlisle Indian school, -which
he entered when he was 12 years oU,