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POLICE WILL PROBE BEATING
OF AGED MAN BY CLERK. AT
SALVATION ARMY HOTEL
Conditions in Salvation Army ho
tels of Chicago are in .for a police
quiz as the result of what happened
to John Burns, a homeless old fellow
who sought shelter in one of the Sal
vation Army places at 1011 S. State
st early today.
Burns lies -in St Luke's hospital
near death with a fractured skull
and a dozen other injuries. Charles
Kramer, clerk in the hotel,-is under
arrest, pending""" the outcome of
According to Lieut J. J. McMahon
of the S. Clark st. station, Burns, a
65-year-old man, went into the hotel
at 1:30 this morning and seemed to
got int oan argument with the clerk
got into an argument with he clerk
and a fight started. Burns was
knocked down a flight of stairs.
Kramer, the clerk, was taken to
theTiospital and Burns identified him
as the assailant He was then re
moved tp a cell.
"While we seldom hear of men be
ing beaten by employes of these ho
tels," said Lieut McMahon, "we are
careful to keep a watch on them.'
Men who come to such hotels for a
night's rest are often feebje from
want of proper food and medical at
tention. They must not be abused.
"We do not intend to let any brutal
employes beat theser homeless old
men. Most of them are respectable
men, who have been unfortunate or
GET SPECIAL PERMIT
The Bal Tabarin in the Hotel
Sherman; the S. C. H: club, Kaiser
hof hotel; Berlin Dancing club, Bis
marck hotel; Danseuses Chantercler,
Green Mill Gardens, and Palais de
Dance, Bismarck Gardens, were
granted special bar permits to sell
booze until 3 a.m. New Year's morn
ing by City Collector Forsberg today.
"The Stratford was refused such a
WAIT FOR CARRANZA'S REPLY
ON TROOP WITHDRAWAL
. Washington, Dec 27. The U. ST
gov't will wait a day or two forNCar
ranza's answer on the troop with
Though yesterday was the last day,
of grace in which he could sign, au
thorities explained transmission dif
ficulties may have delayed his reply.
The general feeling is that Carranza
will come to terms in an eleventh
hour reply. ' If he does not, the
American-Mexican peace com'n will
be automatically ended.
Then, according to the views of
army men, Pershing's soldiers will
remain planted in Mexico and the
75,000 guardsmen retaine,d at the
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BARTENDER SHOT TO DEATH
" Albert Jackson, bartender in sa
loon at 4812 Broadway, was instant
ly killed when shot through the chest
last night at the salpon. Police ar
rested Gilmore Lindsey, janitor at
908 Wilson av., and Oscar Steino, '
1045 Wilson av. Both negroes.
Lindsey had a rifle equipped with a
The two men had trouble Satur
day night with Jackson. Last night
he ordered them out a second time.
Shortly after a brick crashed,
through the window of the saloon:
Jackson ran out in front and was
shot There was just a flash of flame
no report '
In a statement late today, t5ilmbre '
Lihdsay, negro janitor, accused Os
car Steino, a friend, of the murder
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SAY NIX ON REDUCTION
All city dep't heads are on record
against proposed 14 per ce'nt reduc
tion in city budget now before the
finance committee. They told the
committee yesterday the cut would
mean less policemen, firemen, health,
and smoke inspectors' v' ?rf-