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TENANTS OF COLD FLATS MAY
REFUSE TO PAY RENT
Apartment building owners who
have not signed with the janitors
union may find the strike they have
on hand a costly matter when Feb
ruary rent day comes around. Some
tenants have threatened to refuse to
pay rent for each day their apart
ment was cold. '
According to Wm. Quesse, pres. of
the Chi. Flat Janitors, the strike is
as good as over. He reports that less
than half a hundred buildings are
First case of violence in janitors'
strike reported last night when in
truders entered fiat building at 2216
Lincoln av., owned by R. H. Bock,
and let water run from furnace.
Other damage reported. Police called.
Janitor on strike.
Ed Nockels,sec'y of the Chicago
Federation of Labor, got quite a jolt
today when he discovered that the
janitor of the building in which he
lives at 1825 Leland av. had walked
out on strike. The union heads then
found that the owner of the building
was out of town and had not had a
chance to deal with the union. The
janitor was then ordered back to
work until terms could be reached
with the ownen
HOYNE'S WAR ON GRAFT
State's Att'y Hoyne is expected to
take a shot at the Cottage Grove av.
police district, hx which CapL
"Red Bill" O'Brien was the com
mander. Hoyne said yesterday
O'Brien was "not clean" in his deal
ings while in the "black belU'
Excitement prevailed in the "black
belt" last night following the indict
men of Aid. Oscar De Priest, negro
boss of the Second ward, and nine
teen others. -There is said to have
been a grand scramble to turn
state's evidence against members of
the alleged "graft syndicate."
The name of Sammy Hare, owner
of the notorious Schiller cafe, in the
list of those indicted created some 1
surprise. It is said that Hoyne has
further evidence of the manner in
which Hare got his license restored
that will reach far up in the City Hall
Aid. De Priest surrendered him
self today to Chief Bailiff John Ryan.
Ready to give bonds.
WILSON NOT TO MAKE PEACE
MOVE AT PRESENT TIME
Washington, Jan. 19. There is no
immediate prospect of President Wil
son making another open move in
the international peace game.
There appears to be nothing he
can do at the present openly at
least toward speeding up the peace
According to officials he is, for the
time being, awaiting developments
and will not take any action that
might be construed by the belliger
ents as "butting into" their fuss.
The president feels that the recent
exchange between this government
and the belligerents have materially
added momentum to peace discus
sions and a tactless move at this time
might retard rather than hasten ac
complishments of his objective.
GERMANS CLAIM VICTORIES ON
Berlin via Salville Wireless. Fail
ure of enemy attacks against height
positions in the Marasti (Rumanian)
district with heavy enemy losses an
nounced. Field Marshall von Mack
ensen reported situation of his army
unchanged. Prince Leopold report
ed lessening of fighting activity
which had increased up to last fewv
,days. On the Macedonian front war
office detailed "easy repulse" of Eng
lish company's attack against Seres.
"Our patrols ajt several places car
ried out successful enterprises'," said
report from western front.
Petrograd. 420,000 German sol
diers and 8,770 officers were captur
ed by Russian troops during 19l6,
says Service Journal.
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