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dent of the latter, sent out a letter
yesterday urging business men to
co-operate with the war department
in recruiting. He added comment
that we are now at the point where
"compulsory service" is. the thing
needed for everybody rather than
"What we face in this crisis Is the
need of a regular army," said
O'Leary. "Sooner or later and it
will be soon universal service will
be demanded, so why not face the
matter right at the start "and get to
gether for a big, trained, regular
TRANSPORTATION BODY HAS
CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING
The local, transportation commit
tee last night was given two chances
to do something for the people who
elected its members to the city coun
cil. Two resolutions were introduced
by Aid. Kennedy.
One directed the local transporta
tion committee -to do everything "in
its power to improve present service
conditions on the city's traction
The other instructed the city law
department to recover approximately
$40,000 spent illegally by the street
car companies for advertising. Most
of the money went to the loop press.
Kennedy insists, and he is well
backed in this, that the advertising
charges are laid against the wrong
accounts in the car companies'
books, so that the people pay 55 per
cent of the charges because that
part of the payment is diverted from
the traction fund which goes to the
The worst feature is that the ad
vertisements are used to push-the 50
year franchise that the majority al
dermen in the council are now fight
ing. o o
East Chicago av. policemen col
lected purse for Mre. Agnes Phelos,
314 W. Locust and 3-year old child,
abandoned by Geo.v Phelos.
Sunrise, 5:41; sunset, 6:10.
"Mike de Pike" Heitler, arrested in
gambling raid, threatened to "get the
police." Judge Mahoney fined him
$10 for contempt
Six men to be tried Monday for the
murder of Policeman Bruno Fred
erick in Nov., 1916.
Mrs. Stella Cooley, 2045 N. Lin
coln, got second divorce from Wm.
Cooley, whom she remarried year
ago. Named another woman.
Thos Smith, 60, 42 N. Western av.f
hit by street car. May die.
Mrs. Carrie Dunning, 6258 Black
stone av., wants divorce from Earl
R. Dunning. Cruelty charged.
Pete Gentleman freed of pickpock
Mrs. Ellen Downey, 6316 Lowe av.,
got divorce from Michael Downey.
Fire damaged Landers station, on
Wabash railroad, 76th and Colum
Mr3. Margaret Hauge, 7706 East
Lake ter., divorced from Norbert
Mrs. Mabel Smith, manicure, 249
W. 25th, got divorce from Wallace
Smith, cabaret pianist. Desertion.
State's att'y's office reports finding
no vote frauds in 9th and 12th wards.
Auto bandits got $50 and gold
watch in holdup of saloon of Otto
Wittenberg, 1901 Cleveland av. Wom
an said to have driven auto.
Case against Blue Goose cafe for
1 a. m. violation dropped by city.
Mary Lanersman, 7, 5120 Granville
av., probably fatally injured when hit
by auto of Wm. P. Hodges, 2419 Lin
Jas. Koziel, 7781 W. 62d, temporar
ily insane, leaped to death.from 4th
floor of St. Anthony's hospital, 19th
and Marshall blvd. J
Six negroes testified to paying mo
ney to Billy Skidmore before grand
Howard G. Hetzler elected presi
dent of Union League club.