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NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
Sunrise, 7:13; sunset, 4:21.
Frank Russell, 40, janitor, fell from
ladder -while -washing windows. Skull
crushed. Dead. ' -
Rob't Soelke wants divorce. Sent
wife to Denver for health. Now
names five men.
Fifty children attended funeral of
"Grandma" Jane Tracy, 71, Chicago
pioneer who died of old age.
Small parks com'n of council wants
school board to place dancing on the
same footing as gymnastics.
Civil Service Record, official pub
lication of com'n, tied up. No funds.
Oak Park to stage snow and ice
Municipal lodging house sheltered
319 last night. Year ago 3,658 slept
Wm. Peel, Paris, said he had cor
nered precious stone market before
leaving Blackstone hotel.
Frank Ryan, member board of re
view, called meeting on Jan. 4 to dis
cuss $12,000,000 personal assessment
against estate of R. W. Sears for
Majestic theater to balk New Year
ticketg scalpers by not opening sale
until Dec. 27.
Because lawsuits are costly and
long, Mrs. Blanche Henrich is going
to let judge arbitrate her case against
Fire, believed started by disap
pointed burglars, partly destroyed
home of John Nagel, N. Ridgeway
Police of Maxwell station had re
volver battle with man who escaped.
Wm. Lorimer and others indicted
with him and C. B. Munday to be
tried by Judge Smith of circuit court.
Axel Alex's real name was Armien
Leuttich, according to brothers who
testified at inquest. Was business
agent for Lathers' union. Shot by
negro. Inquest continued.
Comptroller Pike gives city depart
ment heads information that budget
must be cut 18 per cent
Judge Pinckney announces test for
juvenile probation officers to be held
Jan. 8 in Waller high school.
Grand jury indicted Mrs. Julia Bur
dick, 1022 E. 75th, on charge of burn
ing fiat bldg. to defraud. Denies the
23 pickets arrested at Kuppenheim
er & Co. plant after company refused
to treat with strikers.
Mrs. W. R. Brown, 1404 N. Clark,
called at coroner's office looking for
trace of husband, who disappeared
Judge Cavelry held court in home
of Mrs. C. Cochrane, 1310 N. La Salle.
Pined John May, bartender, $200. '
Mrs. Cochrane said he tried to attack
Christopher Pitzman, 67, dead,
fell from third-story window at Ger
man Old People's home, Forest Park.
ureat Lakes Navy station won't
get publicity department of navy. To
continue at Annapolis.
Geo. Van Hossen held on $2,000
bonds by commissioner for sending
drugs through malls to prisoner.
V. B. Shumaker, Zion City evan
gelist, told to stop peddling handbills.
W. G. Voliva, Lord's agent, threat
ened to send 2,000 peddlers into Chicago.-
To confer with city attorney '
John Hansen, Regina, Kan.,
drugged by man who got him to sign
Aid. Zwiefka, 16th ward, put on
carpet by United Societies for up
holding mayor. Defended attitude. '
Is a wet
Warden Zimmer, Joliet pen, install- J
ing new electrical device to make es
Wm. Rothmann, school board
member, doesn't want postmaster
Spanish ball in First Regiment ar
mory last night celared about $25,
000 for Chicago Lying-in hospital.
petition Tor vote on Sunday clos
ing to be started first of year by the '