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neighborhood on . Xmas, dropped
Jas. . McGrath, motorman, dis
charged from street car men's union,
sued to get back.
Michael Begone arid Lawrence A-
lesandro, laborers, shot and wound
ed on Northwestern railroad tracks
near Kinzie st. Won't talk.
Louis Schield, 11, 518 Berteau
av., died suddenly. Coroner to in
vestigate. . '
Frank I. Bennett, com'r of public
works, renewed city contract with
Bicket Coal & Coke Co.
Two men in auto struck and badly
injured Samuel Schultz, 1625 N. Hal
sted. Sped away.
'Trains delayed by Xmas rush and
Mrs. Edna McLenann granted di
vorce from Hugh McLennan. Rela
tions with Everett Jennings cleared
by decisions. Gets $2,500 down and
$1,500 year alimony.
Hale Holden, pres. Burlington road,
ordered to show cause why he should
not be cited for contempt for failure
to produce records asked for by
$3,000 damages by fire at 518 Pine.
Fire bug suspected. 40 persons driv
ven out in cold.
Negro arrested after holding up
and beating up John Prietrazesski,
3655 S. Hermitage av.; shooting and
wounding Mrs. Anna CLeary, 3730
S. Hermitage av., and assaulting her
husband, Michael. Wouldn't" give
CAPT. HOBSON FAILS IN EFFORT
TO BLOCK BOOZE. CHANNEL
Capt. Richmond Hobsqn, hero of
the Merrimac incident of the Spanish-American
war, and dry worker,
moved,here to clean saloons out of
Chicago. When he offered the four
votes of his household to the Chi
cago Dry Federation yesterday he
found that he didn't have them be
cause he had moved into Evanston,
thinking it a part of Chicago., May
BARTLETT, NEW CITY TREAS., IS
A BIG ADVERT1SESR
Mayor Thompson appears to have
turned a wise political trick in the
appointment of Fred'k H. Bartlett,
real estate dealer and La Salle street
broker,, as city treasurer.
Bartiett's coin and his La Salle
street connections make him a fa
vorite with the controlled newspa
pers. , He pals with rich fellows, im
portant figures in the financial
world and men with influence over
the newspapers. In addition, he has
spent more money on newspaper ad
vertising than any other real,estate
man in town. His "Buy a Bartlett
Bond" advertising campaign poured
thousands of dollars into the pock
ets of the newspapers of Chicago;
Therefore, editors approve of him. ,
The fact that he has not been an
active figure in politics makes Ills
choice Jook non-political. "-Which is
very good bunk to hand the people.
The hand of Fred Lundih is not visi
ble. But rafter all the bunk has been
passed around the fact stands out
that Bartlett is mereiysa political ap
pointee. He owes hisNjob to Sen.
Geo. Harding, political boss of the
South Side bad lands, whose name
was dragged into the redlight expo
sure that came through the testi
mony of Capt. Wm. P. O'Brien of the
Cottage Grove av. police station. And
Harding was. helped by Sammy Et
telson, one of the bosses of the state
senate and corp. counsel.
Bartlett started, in life as a Mar
shall Field employe. The lessons in
getting the people's dough that he
learned there enabled him to go out
and get it himself. He became a real
estate operator. Soon he formed a
partnership with Sen. Harding. He is
agent for a great deal of property in
the new South Side redtfght district
around 31st st. and Cottage Grove
av. Further, he's a nice man. Doc
John P. ' Brushingham, spiritual
counsejor of the Thompson-Lundin
, machine, says so.