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GRAND OPERA GETS ANOTHER I BOARD OF TRADE GAMBLERS
-LEASE ON LIFE '
Chicago's biggest advertisement
grand opera designed to wipe out
the odor of the stockyards; the
squeal of stuck pigs, the soot of the
railroads and the historic dirt of the
river, got a five-year renewal con
The following haye agreed, to pay
the $500,000 that will be heeded over
income from $7 seats and $60 boxes:
J. Ogden Armour, Giulio Bolognesi,
R. T. Crane, Chas. G. Dawes, Chas.
L. Hutchinson, Sam'l Insull, N. M.
Kaufman (president), Louis B. Kup
penheimer, A. J. Lichtstern, Cyrus
H. McCormick, Mrs. Edfth R. Mc
Cormick, Harold P. McCormick,
John J. Mitchell, Max Pam, Julius
Rosenwaldr Martin A. Ryerson, John
G.-Shedd, Mrs. Howard H Spaulding,
Frank D. Stout, Edward F. Swift.
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YOUNG CASHIER HELD UNTIL
ACCOUNTS ARE CHECKED
Auditors for Alonzo Hill,' Irvipg
Park Banker, say that the, accounts
of Harold Veitz, ass't cashier of the
bank, appear between $5,000 and
$10,000 short today. Pending inves
tigation, Veitz is being watched by
Hill will not make a complaint
against him-until the books have
been thoroughly examined, in hope
that the apparent shortage is a mis
take in figures
GIVE MILLIONS I FOR HOSPITAL
A million dollars was put up yes
terday by the Billings family jfor the
erection-of a swell hospital on the
Midway. The hospital will be run
in co-operation with the $5,300,000
medical school planned for the Univ.
C. K. G. Billings donated the larg
' est part of the million. A. B. Rud
dock, C. H. Ruddock and Dp Frank
Billings, all heirs of the late Albert
Billings, who made an immense for
tune out of Chicago gas franchises,
AIMED AT IN TAX QUIZ
Chicago's biggest gambling house
the Board, of-Trade-is to under
go an investigation that may land
soibe of its wealthiest members be
fore federal courts, indicted as tax
dodgers. Judge Landis called the grand jury
yesterday to , convene at once and
seek out truth from reports that the
brokers have cheated the govern
ment out of over $5,000,000 through
non-payment of the emergency tax.
Records will be grabbed and some
of the best-known men in the pluto
cratic food-gambling business will
be haled into court to telt what they
know about tax cheating.
Tvyo injunction suits were filed a
week agp by Board of Trade mem
bers to restrain tax collectors from
getting back taxes and stop an in
vestigation of the Board of Trade
members' books. This called Judge
Landis' attention to the tax situation.
The grand jury call followed.
BRADLEY, CARTOONIST, BURIED
The funeral of Luther Bradley,
well-known" cartoonist for the Daily
News and director of the art depart
ment of that paper, was held this
morning at 10 o'clock from' the St.
Luke's Episcopal church, Evanston.
Mr. Bradley died of heart trouble
Tuesday evening. His Chicago ca
reer, which made him famous the
world over, included positions on the
Journal, Inter-Ocean and finally the
News, where he went 'to work in
1899. ' I
Indianapolisi Mme. C. J. Walker,
who has made fortune selling pre
paration to take kinks out of negro
hair, has bought $75,000 lot in most
exclusive section of Long Island close
to J. D. Rockefeller arid Helen Gould -mansions.
Madison, Wis. U. S. Djs't Att'y
Wm. F. Wolff dropped dead while
making address at Democratic, ban