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the operation of a time-saving sys
tem, have been connected with sev
eral of this year's killings, beginning
with the death of Catherine Goggin,
of the Chicago Teachers' Federation,
under the wheels of a Marshall Field
auto truck on Jan. 4.
Newspaper trucks are also a source
of considerable danger, but tthey
joined with the State street mer
chants in a scheme to block the pas
sage of the fender ordinance which
should make life safer in Chicago.
Hoyne has also received many pro
tests against the newspaper trucks
being allowed the privilege of speed
ing on boulevards.
A great number of small children
as well as aged persons, unable to
leap from the path of speeding autos,
have been among the year's victims.
It is likely that within a day or
two Hoyne will name an assistant to
take charge of all cases of killing by
autos. Coroner Hoffman has an
nounced his intention of aidirig"the
"The Increase in the number of
deaths by automobiles is startling,"
said the coroner. "It will be good
subject for rigid prosecution by Mr.
Hoyne. Little children are cut down
in the street "without warning and
without a chance toi run to safety.
I'm glad that the auto trucks are to
be hit as well as the joy riders. They
are just as dangerous."
RAILROADS APPEAL TO WILSON
Washington, July 18. Personal
appeal to Pres. Wilson for assistance
in what they term a "business crisis"
will be made by representatives of
big railroads tomorrow. Confronted
on the one hand by provisions of the
Clayton anti-trust act, which they
claim are hazy and complicated, and
on the other by the threat of 300,000
railway workers to strike unless
granted shorter hours and more pay
railroad officials declare their situ
ation is serious.
The four great trainmen brother-1
hoods are voting on whether or not
to strike. Some administration of
ficials say a strike which would tie
up the railroads of the country at this
time would be a calamity.
VILLISTAS AND CARRAN2ISTAS
BATTLE NEAR BORDER
Marathon, Texas, July 18. Champ
Weed, an employe of the Internation
al Mining Company, returning from
Boquillas, Texas, reported that a bat
tle between Villista bandits and Car
ranza troops was believed to be in
progress twenty miles south of that
place. He said artillery firing could
be heard plainly south of Boquillas.
El Paso, Texas, July 18. Villista
bandits are fleeing south from the
Rosario-Jiminez district and not to
ward the American border, stated a
message from General Trevino. Tre
vino also denied that Villistas cap
tured Hapomi and Vermijillo as re
ported. o o
U. S. BARS WIRELESS STATION
TO GERMAN CAPTAIN
Baltimore, Md., July 18. United
States government today barred its
Tuckerton, N. J., wireless station to
the captain and manager of the Ger
man subsea freighter Deutschland.
ETAOIN! SHRDLU! CMFWYP!
New York,duly 18. Here are two
reasons why bailiffs, judges, prosecu
tors and court stenographers die
John Zlampettisledibetci was fined
$1 for owning an unmuzzled dog.
Robert TyzyczhowzswiskI is ask
ing the court to change his cogno
men. o o
New York. Pacific Mail Steam
ship Co.f which abandoned service to
Orient year ago, declaring LaFollette
seamen's act mad" it imnpsnible to
continue profitable business, an
nounced resumption of service be
tween aan fcTancisco and Orient on