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GIRL HURT BY AUTO FATHER
SUES MARSHALL FIELD'S
Marshall Field & Co., -which oper
ates the "Cathedral of Stores," own
ed the fenderless truck that tore and
crushed the little body of Alice Ar
ling, just 4 years old, on Feb. 29.
And Marshall Field & Co. is a mem
ber of the State Street Retail Mer
chants' ass'n, which protested to the
chief of police against enforcement
of the ordinance requiring fenders on
auto trucks. The chief never did
make the big firms equip their auto
trucks with safeguards.
Alice was playing in front of her
home at 366 Oak St., on Feb. 29,
when the accident happened. The
child saw a paper box she wanted in
the street She waited until a wagon
had almost passed and then darted
from the curb to get the box.
Running quietly but swiftly along
behind the wagon, according to police
records, was the auto truck.
When the horse-drawn vehicle
reached the point where the little girl
was stooping to pick up the box the
truck swung around the wagon and
bore down on her.
Bent over, the child neither saw
nor heard the truck until the driver
honked his horn frantically and put
on the brakes. Then it was too late.
Alice was run over by the heavily
The driver, Edward Vohacek, jump
ed from his car, picked up the crush
ed form and hurried to the Passavant
hospital at top speed. -
Here the babe underwent several
operations. Where the wheel pass
ed over her body she has a crushed
thigh and hip and a fracture of sever
al bones of the pelvis. Physicians say
she will be crippled for life.
The father, Oscar Arling, filed suit
against Marshall Field & Co. for $10,
000 through Att'y C. C. Spencer.
Spencer says that the fact the auto
was fenderless, in the face of the ex
istence of a law to provide for safe
guards, even though the ordinance I
was not enforced, may count heavily
in the case against the Field com
pany. o o
SUFFRAGISTS ASK CONGRESS
FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION
Encouraged by the action of Rep.
Williams in Washington, agreeing to
consideration of the Susan B. An
thony amendment to the national
constitution, granting woman suf
frage, the Illinois executive commit
tee of the Congressional Union has
sent a telegram to Rep. Webb, chair
man of the house judiciary commit
tee, asking for an immediate report
on the measure.
Fourteen feet of signatures have
been received at the Coliseum to a
petition asking consideration of the
amendment. This petition next week
will be sent to Rep. Claude Kitchin,
Democratic floor leader in the house,
and Senator Simmons of the senate
finance committee, asking that the
backing of the majority party be giv
en the proposed amendment
Some time ago a vote was taken to
postpone consideration of the meas
ure until after election, many con
gressmen evidently fearing the ef
feet action would have on their campaigns.
MISSOURI RIVER FLOODED
Sioux City, Iowa, March 9. F. W.
Masonhilder, station agent at Gay
ville has taken refuge on roof of de
pot after sending message that his
office was filling with water. Missouri
river is now 10 miles wide at Ver
million. Several miles of track be
tween Vermillion and Yankton, S. D.,
have been carried away.
BOND ISSUE FOR LINCOLN PARK
Another million-dollar bond issue is
planned for Lincoln Park to pay for
the work filling in 90 acres of lake.
When completed the park will have
been enlarged by 300 acres of land
dredged from the bottom of the lake,
and running from Diversey p'kway
to Montrose blvd. ,
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