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complaint In person. But I guess I
can't do any good now."
Albert Johnson, another tenant,
"It was so bad I feared lo go into
the basement after coal or wood. The
whole place smelled of gas. I com
plained to the company and inspect
prs came, but it didn't seem to do
i In retaliation the gas company is
making an investigation of its own.
It is believed they will try to shift
the blame to " the owners of the
building, which was very old.
Mrs. Frances Taussig, division
sup't of the Jewish Aid society, says
there are mony more tenements in
the congested Ghetto that are in
danger of the same fate that over
took the 14th place tenement
"There are scores of similar death
traps scattered throughout1 the
Ghetto," she said. "Another catas
trophenay happen at any time."
Mayor Thompson, who visited the
scene yesterday, accompanied by
Sec'y Fitzmorris, ordered special arc
lamps erected and city laborers put
o work assisting the firemen. Upon
recommendation of the Red Cross,
he issued an appeal to the citizens
oChicago for a $7,500 relief fund
for the victims of the horror.
Building Com'r Bostrom denied ru
mors to the effect that the tenement
had been condemned about three
years ago. He said the building was
erected in 1892 and on account of
new building laws some changes had
"been ordered and made, but that no
real violations had ever been re
ported. Chief Schuetler ordered the police
who worked on the tragedy to co-operate
with the coroner's offlce.
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NEW YORK. STOCKS. Strength
ening on reports of break with Ger
many, there was a general upward
movement. Steel was a leader. The
floor became a booming war market.
Several German houses were report
ed caught short.
PROTEST GERMANY HOLDING
AMERICANS TAKEN IN RAID
Washington, Feb. 3. Having
learned positively that Americans
were among the prisoners taken in
recent German raiding operations,
the state department made a protest
against their detention several days
,ago, it was officially announced to
day. The list showed 64 prisoners.
REPORT GERMAN RAIDER SUNK
BY BRITISH CRUISERS
Buenos Aires, Feb. 3. A Pernam
buco dispatch today quotes a Bel
gian consular clerk as declaring that
the British cruisers Glasgow, Ame
thyst and Kent sunk the German
raider in a 40-minute naval engage
ment The story is unconfirmed
from other sources.
CARGO FOR DEUTSCHLAND IS
AFIRE IN NEW LONDON
New London, Conn., Feb.3.. The
cargo intended for the German
merchant submarine Deutschland,
expected at this port momentarily,
was4nflames at 11 o'clock today.
Fire broke out in the combustible
material at the north end of the State
pier soon after word was received
that diplomatic relations were to be
severed with Germany. The cargo is
stored about 200 feet from the Gei;
man steamship Willehad, which has
acted as "mother ship" to the sub
marine. The entire fire department of the
city was called out to fight the fire.
MEXICAN EXPEDITION LEARNS
OF GERMAN BREAK
Army Base, Columbus, N. M., Feb.
3 (Censored). The army camps
here were electrified by news of the
diplomatic break between this coun
try and Germany. A bulletin was
Hashed Gen. Pershing on his north
ward march to the border.
It was unofficially declared here
that certain preparatory orders as a
result of the diplomatic break have
already been given.