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Fate has been kind to folks who
live around 40th and Madison. A
wagonltfad of ice spilled at that point
this morning and lots of little pieces
were left to the lucky ones.
On one car of a Northwestern "L"
last eve 29 men were seated and 8
standing, while 20 women were seat
ed and 11 standing.
Oh where have those days of gal
Wilson's "chances are improving.
Ty Cobb has declared for him.
The coming winter and a frozen
lake have no scares for a North Side
gent by the name of Richard T. Han
kel. He goes in swimming in the
lake at the foot of Foster av. every
Sunday the year around.
Chicago dealers shold worry about
the threatened railroad strike.
Seven thousand five hundred bucks
is said to be the daily increase in
their profits through the scare.
Oh for the life of a U. S. trooper
Some of our lllini soldier boys are
headed homeward without even the
benefit of a sleeper.
Was there a political meeting, a re
formers' get-together or was the
wind blowing from the direction of
the stockyards down on Michigan
avenue last evening between 8 and
The odor of gas was terrible.
A loan shark law making the profit
limit 12 per cent is planned.
This would help to save a lot of
poor fellows who get raked in now
to the tune of from 50 to 100 per
If every political candidate would
do just as his advertising placards
say he will do, what a great land
this would be.
Promises may come and promises
may go, but they'll all get away with
That accident at Riverview in which
a boy was killed when the "Jack
Uabbit" jumped the track indicates
that closer inspection of the amuse
ment park joyrides is needed.
It looks very much as if we will be
able to ride on trains Monday after
REFORMER LEASES PROPERTY
TO OLD REDLIGHTER
Robert Catherwood, former chair
man of the county civil service board
and a reform crusader of much loop
newspaper esteem, awoke this morn
ing to find out that the people had
become acquainted with the fact that
he had leased his property to Louie
Weiss, owner of the Bristol cafe and
a big figure in the old redlight dis
trict The property is located at 3841
Cottage Grove av. The lease pro
vides for the operation of a restaur
ant The main floor of the building is
now occupied by a saloon owned by
Myles Cannavan, who says he .will
make a kick if Weiss tries to sell
booze. Just how Catherwood will
explain his deal with the ex-levee
king to his women reform friends
will be interesting to watch.
FRIENDS OF THOMAS BIBBS
CLAIM A DOUBLE-CROSS
Friends of Thomas H. Bibbs,
charged with embezzling $73,000
from the Victor Chemical Co., of
which he was, treasurer, rallied to his
defense today with cries that the
company had "double-crossed" him
after promising his freedom when he
Bibbs is said to have made, good
$50,000 of the shortage and promised
to make up the difference. His
friends say that the company assur
ed .him he would not be arrested
and then all of a sudden he was
placed in a cell.
Bibbs is said to have spent most
of the money on women. He has
been separated from his wife and
three children since October, 1915.
Two women "Mrs. Mason" and "Mrs.
Hopkins," are said to have profited
from his wrongdoing.