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a pound. Drunks better stay sober, 1
Candle set home afire and Bertram
Winterburn, 4, failed to put out blaze
with toy fire engine. Oak Park fire
men helped. $200 damage.
August Liska found on shelf in
clothes closet when police went to
arrest him for cutting J. A. Kline,
whom he said was intimate with
Ella Bieberman, 17, found in room
at 1825 W. North av taken hack to
juvenile home in Milwaukee.
POLICEMAN SUICIDES ON EVE
A coroner's jury today will en
deavor to find out why Detective Ser
geant Wm. O'Brien of the Rawson st
station suicided Christmas day in a
rooming house at 323 S. Marshfield.
O'Brien was to have been married
Sunday. The bans had been pub
lished. Catherine Lynch, a domes
tic, said she did not know why her
sweetheart should have committed
"Only myself and one other knows
the motive," said Detective Edward'
Clements of the West Lake station.
"We will never make it public."
ACCUSES POLICEMAN OF HOLD
UPCOP'S BULLET KILLS
Eight days after Mayor Thomp
son's declaration, "The police depart
ment of Chicago stinks," these are
the news items of a day in the police
John Harrison, Englewood station
patrolman, charged by Lawrence
Borzick, 441 Vernon av., East Chica
go, with robbery. Borzick's story is
that Harrison searched him, took a
half dollar and two quarters from his
pocket, kicked him and told him to
move on. Borzick identified Harri
son at roll call last night in connec
tion with charge of robbery.
Stanley Les, 2719 W. 24th st, died
from bullet of Patrolman Joseph Ort
siger. Shooting was Nov. 13 at a
dance halL 2600 W. -23d st The po
liceman told Les to leave the place.
Les refused. Ordered again, he struck
Ortsiger in the face. Ortsiger fell.
The policeman pulled his gun while
lying on the floor and sent a bullet
into Les. Friends of Les say he had
no weapon, the policeman's life was
not in danger and there was no justi
fication for the taking of a life.
John Ranford died in Provident
hospital with bullet through abdo
men. He was a veteran patrolman.
Shot on Christmas eve on S. State,
near 45th st He said a negro called
on him to hold up his hands and he
reached for his revolver.
FORD PEACE DELEGATES BUSY
SETTLING OWN WAR
Stockholm, Dec. 27. New man
agement of Ford peace party was to
day endeavoring to close ranks and
prevent further secessions, follow
ing withdrawal of Gov. Hanna of
North Dakota and Mrs. Inez Milhol
Whole delegation probably will be
called to gether and urged to bury
war hatchet while on peace trail.
Rev. Jenkin Lloyd-Jones believes
there is still a chance for the mis
sion's partial success if the pilgrims
work in harmony from now on.
Swedish papers, taking a different
view than that expressed by the press
of Norway, declare that Ford's ex
pedition might actually have has
tened the war's end had it not been
HOUSE SAILS FOR EUROPE
Washington, Dec 27. CoL E. M.
House, who sails for Europe tomor
row as personal investigator and un
official representative of Pres. Wil
son, will receive no compensation for
his work beyond his personal travel
ing expenses. His pervious trip, made
last spring, was also made without
The inventor of the lettuce sand
wich must have been some pink-tea
giver, no friend of a hungry man,
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