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TWO CENTS THE DAY BOOK TWO CENTS
ESCAPADES OF COP FARRELL
ARE UNDERA PROBE
Escapades attributed to -Policeman
Frank Farrell are today the sub
ject of a thorough investigation by
First Deputy Westbrook.
From the story another girl told
today police have about come to the
belief that Farrell must have been
the boss of somewhat of a harem.
As soon as -warrants are sworn out
for his arrest he will be suspended
from the police force, it was an
nounced. Det Serg't Paul Duffy was today
sent out by Westbrook to investigate
the story of a supposed attack upon
16-year-old Frances Becker, in
which Farrell's name was mentioned.
According to what the police have
learned, this attack is supposed to
have been made in the rear of the
photograph shop of W. A. Schmidt,
6150 S. Halsted st.
Paulina Konecki and Marie Kolin
still stick to their stories, police say,
of splitting an $80 "hush money"
purse with Farrell for not testifying
against three saloonkeepers.
CLAIM FETZER IN LEAD
. Discovery by the election canvass
ing board last night of an error of 11
votes in the 56th precinet of the 7th
ward gave Wm. T. Fetzer a lead of
five votes over Aid. Chas. EL Merriam
for the Republican nomination for
alderman from that ward.
Officials of seven additional pre
cincts will be questioned by the
board today at the request of Mer
riam watchers. It is predicted that
no matter what the hoard's final ac
tion is a recount will be demanded.
Chi. & Alton Ry. grants 9 per cent
raise to agents, towermen and tele
graphers, totaling $260,000 a year.
Erbstein-O'Donnell case expected
to reach jury this afternoon, w
HEARST CONCERNS ARE SUED
Suit for $10,000 was filed in su
perior court today against Hearst's
Evening American and Hearst's Illi
nois Publishing and Printing Co. fojfc
the injury a speeding American cirJ'
culation wagon did to a boy six years
The bill filed through Att'ys Arthur
A. House and Chas. C. Spencer says
that on Nov. 28, 1911, John Green,
a child, was run down by a reckless
ly driven Evening American circula
tion wagon while he was walking on
W. Erie st Permanent injuries are
Jas. S. Deming, guardiian of young
Green, still a minor, started the suit.
Rome. King Ferdinand of Bui-,
garia dangerously ill at Austrian
Amsterdam. New Zeppelin on its.
speed trial at Ghent last Monday ex
ploded, burning 10 of those aboard
ZION CITY TO GROW SPUDS .
Wilbur Voliva, overseer of Zioa
City, announced Zion City would cul
tivate potatoes this spring. Every
factory and" office employe will do his
share in growing spuds.
"Not only will we be self-supporting
in regard to vegetables, but will
ship to other cities."
Washington. Pres. Wilson signed
$450,000,000 revenue bill.
NEW YORK STOCKS. General
list up. Trading even.
Generally fair tonight and Sunday;
cold wave; lowest temperature to
night about 8; fresh northwest
winds. Temperature Friday: High
32; low, 29t