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change his first name to Mike while
changes were in order.
Ceo. Dobda, 13354 Burley av., sen
tenced to 10 days in jail for tying
son, 9, to bed, while he and wife were
Miss Bessie Amell, nurse, left
$500,000 by woman who liked her
smile, arrested on charge of Kaiser
hof hotel that she did not pay board
Miss Josephine Mclntyre, 6210 S.
Winchester av., arrested on charge
of disorderly conduct for disobeying
Diversey beach lifeguard and swim
ming out to raft
Mcs. Leila Freeman, 712 Briar pi.,
negro, dead from bullet wound re
ceived while watching Boy Scouts
drill Sunday in Desplaines. No one
knows how she got wound.
Stockyards fire did $4,000 damage.
PANIC IN HALSTED CAR WHEN
FUSE BOX BLOWS UP
Thirty were injured, several per
haps fatally, in a panic which result
ed when wires crossed and exploded
on a Halsted street car at 47th pL,
The electric motor blew up and the
crowd uv the car was snowered with
A mob of passengers jammed all
exits. Passengers 'fought for a
chance to getout and jump from the
car, which was still moving.
The most seriously hurt were
Louis Kaita, 5139 S. Laflin st, and
Anna Paschke, 3221 Wall st. Both
had skull fractures.
CY DE VRY TO STAY
Cy DeVry's love for his pets at
Lincoln Park zoo proved stronger
than the clinking of the gold of the
motion picture game. Cy yesterday
decided to accept the $5,000 yearly
salary offered by the park board and
will remain as trainer. The Selig
Motion Picture Co. had offered Cy
$7,800 to handle their California
zoo, but Cy decided it was worth
,$2,800 to him to remain in Chicago.
WOULDN'T MIND HAVING ONE
OF THESE IN A ROAST ;
New York, Aug. 10. Spotless
Town has been found. It is North
Bergen, N. J.
Neighbors of Louis Tracassa com
plained to board of health that he
did not keep his five little pigs in a
"clean and sanitary condition."
Tracassa appeared before the
board to defend himself. With an
aggrieved tone he told of his sanitary
"I give those pigs a bath every
mornipg," he said, "and my wife
bathes them every evening. What
more do you want? Should I get
up in the middle of the night to
wash them again?
"How do you bathe them?" was
"In a tub," said Tracassa.
The board of health took the case
R. I. LINE SHOP STRIKE MAY
INVOLVE WHOLE SYSTEM
Strike pi machinists, boilermak
ers, sheet metal workers, black
smiths and carmen over whole Rock
Island railroad" system is a probabil
ity unless the railroad comes to time
with its machinists on strike at 47th
and Blue Island shops.
Wm. B. Johnson, international
president of the machinsts' union,
and the international executive
board are due in Chicago within a
few days to look over the situation
and movement toward a system
strike of the federated trades may
The trouble started when the
Rock Island broke its agreement
with the machinists' uni6n by filling
a foremanship vacancy with a man
from another road.
Dick and Mary, two geese, age 36,
which belonged to the late Mrs. John
Benns of Cleveland, are now pen
sioners In the zoo, where they will
liye the rest of their lives,