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many would probably be able to eke
out an existence through this sum
mer on present supplies. Then she
will have to depend on this year's
crops, which have only a fair promise
o o r
AFTER "MEANEST" SWINDLER
The juvenile court is out on the
trail of the ''meanest swindler," the
man who has been preying on de
pendent women receiving the
widows' pension. Mrs." Ellen John
son brought-the matter to light when
she said a man giving the name of
Chas. Nankinbell, 20 S. Morgan, per
suaded her to give him $20 for law
yer's fee to aid her in getting a pen
sion. 20 S. Horgan is a vacant lot
There is no Nankinbell in the city di
rectory. Ass't State's Att'y R. E. Ho
gan has begun an investigation.
FUMIGATION TO END FEVER
Following the fumigation of the
300 public schools, Health Com'r
Robertson says he will turn his at
tention to theaters, churches, lodge
halls and similar fathering places as
part of the health dep't war on scar
let fever. There has been a marked
increase in the number of fever
cases since Feb. 24 and as equally a
large decrease in the number of
Wm. Keefe, taxi driver, 1132 E.
43d, robbed of $70 and his machine
by two young men.
Four couples arrested in raid on
hotel, 119 E. 43d. Otto Bales booked
Mrs. Alfa Lynch, 4756 Calumet
av. : Marie Miller, Mrs. R. G. Phillips,
4850 Champlain av.; Edw. Gilhardt,
1223 Taylor and Sam Goodman, '4313
Lake Park av., arrested in Mrs.
Mrs. P. J. Drew and Fred Whitman
arrestedin raid on 119 E. 45th.
Five women and one man, all col
ored, arrested at 4253 State
PROTEST AGAINST CLOSING
CITY HALL MARCH 17
The Illinois State Court of the
Guardians of Liberty has protested
to the city council against the closing
of the City Hall on St Patrick's day.
In a letter, received by each alder
man, Ernest W. J. Hughes, state
guardian, said the closing of the hall
on that day is merely a mark of re
spect to a "certain sect"
VILLA STORY WRONG, AS USUAL.1
Laredo, Tex., March 12. Passen
gers arriving from Torreon report
Villa has not captured Durango, as
reported in border dispatches Satur
day. Railroad between Torreon and
Durango is intact Bandits had not
been reported in that vicinity when
they left Toreron.
With British Armies Afield. Cap
ture of Irles by British forces brings
England's fighting men to main Ger
man defense line between Loupart
wood and Achiet Le Petit.
s New York. American line will at
"once resume weekly sailing to Liv
erpool with ships armed.
Washington. Executive council,
A. F. of L., completes general state
ment of labor's attitude toward na
tional defense to be presented today
to conference of 100 labor leaders
Sofia. Officially denied that
Bulgarian government has addressed
note to U. S. which would mean a
Philadelphia. Explosives found to
have been smuggled into League
island, government naval station.
London. Duchess of Connaught,
dangerously ill, is today perceptibly
Washington. Rep. Cy Sulloway
of New Hampshire, who stood six
feet six in his stocking feet, and was
dubbed "the mountain of the north,"
dead of pneumonia.