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HAUL DOWN OLD GLORY, THEN
London, March 15. London is
past expecting anything but worst
from German submarine command
ers, but nevertheless reports of some
details of sinking of American steam-
er Algonquin aroused indignation
I here today.
Survivors' stories showed U-boat
crew laughed at plight of survivors
when they refused any aid in towing
ship's lifeboats hearer shore. Algon
quin's crew was almost "used up"
when picked up, owing to 27 hours'
strenuous pulling at oars afloat They
insisted the submarine, which 'was
variously identified as U-38 and U-39,
sent rain of shells at Algonquin from
a considerable distance and deemed
bent particularly on demolishing life
boats by this salvo before approach
ing near enough to finish off vessel.
Then Germans went aboard
.promptly hauled down American flag
and then exploded bombs in ship's
PEOPLE GIVEN REFERENDUM ON
Springfield, March 15. House yes
terday by 112 to 30 vote, adopted re
solution putting it up to vote of peo
ple whether state shall or shall not
have a constitutional convention.
Nothing now stands in way of the
"con-con" referendum going on the
ballot next November. Women will
not be permitted to vote on this question.
i KILLS TALE CARRIER
Nicholas P. Delaney, athlete extra
ordinary and sleuth embryonic, un-
derstood that one of the first duties
of a private sleuth was to carry tales
that would- estrange husband and
wife. His first . attempt at it led to
his death last night.
Thos. Watson, 30 S. Kedzie av.,
shot and killed Delahey after the lat
ter had come to Watson's house to
tell Mrsl Watson "something about
&er fcusbttftfl," W&tijonjwas locked
up. He says his wife complained to
him that a man was trying to get in
the back door and that when he went
after Delaney the latter fled and
Watson fired the fatal bullet. Mrs.
Watson, 24, said Delaney had been
annoymg her over the telephone with
tales about her husband.
Delaney was formerly a star ama
teur athlete in New York. Recently
he got the private sleuth hunch and
came to Chicago and opened up of
fices under the name of the "Fi
delity Secret Service Correspondence
School," at 112 W. Adams.
TAKE A REAL STEP TOWARD
MUNICIPAL MARKETS ,
A long step toward real municipal
markets where the poor may buy
coal, ice and foodstuffs at cost price
was taken yesterday when the mat
ter, introduced into the council by
Aid. Rodriguez, came up before the
judiciary committee and was referred
to a subcommittee of three for re
port. Ajd.Rodriguez, Buck and Kimball
will meet and draw up a bill intended
to give such enabling legislation as
will be necessary to. Then if the
plan gets by the judiciary commit
tee and later the council, it will be
sent to the state legislature for pas
sage of laws to legalize the idea.
Whether or not the markets are
ever used, they will be a powerful
weapon to be wielded for low prices
and the food speculators win hesitate
to hold up the people, it is believed.
But active use, especially on the
West Side, would relieve the suffer
ing of the poor considerably.
The judiciary committee passed fa
vorably on a memorial to congress
asking that the interstate commerce
commission be given power to regu
late the price and shipment of food
stuffs to combat efforts of speculators.
London. British put tax on cot
ton imports to help cotton growers ol
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