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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 26, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Connecticut; Henry M. Wallace,
Michigan; Walter E. Weyl, New
York; Charles Zueblin, Massachus
etts, and Mary McDowell, Chicago,
Ilinois.
MANY DEAD IN HOSPITAL FIRE
PATIENTS FIGHT FOR SAFETY
Farnham, Que., Oct. 26. Five are
known to be dead and 15 are missing
as the result of a fire which destroy
ed the St. Elizabeth hospital and
laundry during the night.
Twenty-five children were serious
ly injured when they flung them
selves from third floor windows to
the pavement when it was found no
stairways were available for their
descent.
Three hundred and sixty inmates
were asleep when the fire broke out
and many of these are unaccounted
for.
The fire is believed to have started
from a defective chimney. It spread
so swiftly thtat the 350 inmates were
unable to reach safety before many
of them were marooned by flames.
Patients and employes fought in
wild attempts to gain exits from the
building.
Startling revelations are promised
when an investigation is begun, for
fire escapes are said to have always
proved defective in emergencies.
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VILLA AGENTS TRY TO FOMENT
NEW REVOLUTION
El Paso, Tex., Oct 26. Emissaries
from Pancho Villa have been in this
city in conference with members of
the junta of the new Mexican revolu
tionary party of Legalistas, accarding
to reports of the United States de
partment agents here. At least one
Villista is known to have come over
land on horseback, crossing the Rio
Grande river below Juarez.
At this meeting, the United States
authorities believe, an agreement has
been perfected for the bandit leader
to act as commander-in-chief of the
field forces under the direction of the
junta of the new movement,
BENSON SPOOFS AT POTATO
SUBSTITUTE FOR BREAD
Elk City, Okla., Oct. 26. "The de
partment of agriculture," said Allan
L. Benson, Socialist candidate for
president, who spoke here last night,
"is sending out circulars advising
people to eat bread made of three
parts of potato flour and two parts
of wheat flour.
"That seems to be the administra
tion's way of meeting the bread sit
uation after we have raised enough
wheat to make wheat bread. The po
tato bread situation, at Jeast, has the
merit that it would not interfere with
profits of exporters who are strip
pingVur country of wheat. But do
American people ever gain anything
by accepting a reduced standard of
living?"
HARBOR MASTER SAYS BRIDGE
WARNINGS WERE 0. K.
Harbor Master Weckler today de
nied that the lights and bells of the
Twelfth st bridge were out of order
when the auto of Hugo Warner
plunged through the draw and into
the river, drowning four.
Chas. M. Hayes of the Chicago
Motor club answered that his inves
tigation proved there were no safety
devices working when the Warner
auto took its plungs.
Coronar Hoffman is also making
an inquiry.
JUDGE DEFENDS BOYS' COURT
"We are trying human beings. A
jail sentence for a young fellow is
the wrong way of setting him
straight."
This was the retort of Judge Hairy
Fisher today to complaints of Att'y
Frank M Childs of the Chicago Mo
tor club that the Boys' court was let
ting auto thieves oft to lightly.
Before the judiciary committee
yesterday Childs advocated heavy
sentences for boy auto thieves. He
said auto owners were discouraged
with the results they got before Fisher.

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