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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 17, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 7',
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affair," for killing of deputy sheriff
in Billings, Mont.,il3 years ago.
J. B. Weedon held by state fire mar
shal pending inquiry of fire in River
Fire Capt C. R. Thompson, Engine
Co. No. 40, fined two days' pay for
absenting himself without permis
sion. Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen told Eu
9 genie Educatidn Society of Brown
leigh club that girls should do court
ing, instead of man.
Frank Peyton, former minister,
got life sentence for murder of sweet
heart, Abbie Mills.
Gowns of Mrs. Chas. Higgins Mc
Neil seized by R. W. Farnum & Co.,
for ?180 unpaid tailor's bill of Mc
Neil. Levy Zimberoff, bankrupt corset
dealer, held to grand jury, charged
with concealing assets.
Mrs. Edw. L. Swikard says she
still loves husband, whom she di
vorced two days ago. They have
Jean King Leichton, society enter
tainer, broke ankle.
HALTED CLAIMED ATTEMPT TO
BLOW UP PLANT
"What Pinkerton detectives claim
was an attempt to blow up the "big
plant of the Commonwealth Edison
Co. at 22d and Fisk sts. was frus
trated last night by the deligence of
a foreman in the engine room, Dan
McNamara saw John Sanduk, 20,
of 2018 S. Peoria st, open a valve
which drew the steam from the bat
tery of twenty boilers in the plant.
This might cause an explosion if not
discovered in time.
He closed the valve and called the
Pinkerton operatives," who took San
duk into custody. The accused man
worked in the plant only two days
and explained that he was ignorant
of the effect his act might have. He
said he was told to turn the valve
1 by two other employes. They were
Questioned by the police. .
FINAL ACT IN DELBRIDGE CASE
COMES UP IN COURT TODAY
The much-kidnaped Marjorie Del
bridge was slated to appear in Judge
Kickham Scanlon's court this morn
ing in what is expected to be the final
round in the battle for custody of the
girl between the juvenile court and
the girl's "mammy," Camilla Jack
son of 3226 Calumet av.
She was smuggled into the city
late last night in the care of Ass't
State's Att'y Rob't E. Hogan, who
went to Detroit for the juvenile court
Land defeated the girl's negro attor
neys in a legal fight there after Mar
jorie was uncovered in that city by
newspaper reporters. '
The girl's case was transferred
from the court of Judge Bowles on
the complaint of her attorneys that
it never belonged there.
HOFFMAN EXPLAINS DELAY IN
WEST SIDE FIRE PROBE '
Aid. Herman Miller, chairman of
investigating committee for W. 14th
fire two weeks ago, claims it time the
coroner's inquest was held, and that
he would insist business men be on
the jury. Coroner Hoffman declares
Miller doesn't know what he is talk
ing about. "They have business men
on the jury," he said. "Jt is being de
layed so persons injured will be able
SAYS I. C. CARS ARE DIRTY
Napoleon Hill, a director of Bryant
& Stratton business colleges, is
threatening to sue the Illinois Cen
tral railroad unless lighting and
Cleaning methods in the car shops
are changed. He says two months
commuting on the I. C. suburban
service ruined his eyesight and
forced him to wear glasses.
BOY, REBUKED, SUICIDES
Because his mamma sent him to
bed for being naughty. Earl Albert,
14, of 2911 W. Madison, shot himself
through the head with a small re
volver last night and died instantly.