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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 05, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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CHANCE FOR BIG BIZ TO SHOW
S'OME PATRIOTISM
Eleven hundred troops, the First
Illinois infantry, were mustered out
on their arrival here today. Tanned
and robust from monthsvin the open,
erect and eager to get back to famil
iar sights, 'they jumped from the
three sections of the train that
brought them from Springfield early
today.
Along the tracks and around the
terminal were mothers and sisters
and sweethearts. There was an
eager scrutiny of faces as the boys in
khaki marched by, and then when
ranks were broken hurried pushing
through the crowd brought pairs and
trios together and soon the crowd
had scattered as each little group
walked off, busy with chatter of news
of home. '
.Few of the men have employment
in sight, but today the Association
of Commerce announced it would
try to find positions for all guards
men. A chance for big business to show
its patriotism came with the return
of te troops.
When the boys started for the bor
der expecting to plunge into fight in
Mexico, managers for big firms with
out exception said they would pay
salaries to aid their families.
But the boys didn't fight. They
simply got a good stiff training that
wjll make real soldiers out of them.
Big business, when it was seen that
the soldiers were not going to fight
unless it was necessary, went back
on the promise .of salary payment
Many of the fellows had to come
back and go to work to support their
families. t
All the papers played the jobless
angle today. This is supposed, to be
a quiet way of knocking Pres. Wilson
for sending them to the border.
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Berthold, N. D. Fire starting in
Great Northern hotel did $40,000
damage and- practically razed this
yillage.
MRS. LE -DUC HAS PLEURISY
CONDITION NOT SERIOUS
Philadelphia, Oct 5. Mrs. Lillian
L. Le Due of Chicago, who was shot'
by Mrs. Harry Belzer, New York, in
the triple Hotel Walton tragedy, de
veloped pleurisy early today. While
physicians declared her condition is
not alarming, they acknowledged she
is"not as well as usual." Her hus
band returned from New York today
and went to the Jefferson hospital,
where Mrs. Le Due is confined.
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CLEVELANDERS EAT GOAT MEAT
CHEAPER THAN BEEF '
Cleveland, Oct 5. The high cost
of living has driven Clevelanders to
goat meat, according to J. L. Hilde
brand, a local wholesale meat dealer.
. Goat meat, which sells for 16 cents
a pound, is being consumed, in large
quantities in Cleveland, Hildebrand
stated.
"And if you don't let it get your
goat it's.jugt as edible as lamb," Hil
debrand claimed.
WOMEN HUGHES CAMPAIGNERS
HAVE BUSY DAY
When the women's Hughes cam
paign special reached here at noon
today, scores of gaily decorated auto
mobiles lined up behind a big brass
band to greet the women stumpers.
The visitors were taken to Grant
park for a giant open-air reception
and then a parade was formed and
after a march through Michigan blvd.
and the loop a mammoth luncheon
to 750 women at the LaSalle hotel
was given, at which Alvin T. Hert,
western campaign manager for
Hughes; Mrs. Raymond Robins, Dr,
Katherine B. Davis of New York,
Miss Harriet Vittum and others
spoke.
Street meetings in front of big in
dustrial establishments will" be held
late today as the workers are leaving
for their homes. Tonight the visitors
will occupy boxes at the Republican
rally, when Albert T. Beveridge
speaks.
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