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-"tnuoiastif young fallows who
aould follow hinrto French trenches.
The other division is Teddy's
Scouts. They will boost him: spend
a lot of time trying to put him over,
play his name in the limelight if he
does lead an army to France and
then run him for president again if
he makes good.
Teddy's Scouts were unofficially
organized here today. Some of the
prominent soldiers include: Arthur
Meeker and J. Ogden Armour, from
the stockyards division; Sammy In
sull, public utility boss with Morgan
and Rockefeller connections; and R.
F. (Bertie) McCormick, dashing edi
tor of the Chicago Tribune and major
of the militia.
Teddy's Scouts have a press agent
division, too, known as the National
Security League. Lest its security
be doubted, people should know that
Harry Merrick is head of the Chicago
branch. Harry also draws pay out
in the stockyards where he is a de
partment head for Mr. Armour & Co.
'Second to Capt. Merrick is Frank
Rock, another department boss in
the Armour plant.
Ass't Something in the Public Util
ity Division of Teddy's Scouts is B. E.
Sunny, supreme in command of the
local branch of the Bell Phone com
bine. He was at the Union station
at 9 :45 this morning to greet the big
stick guy along with Meeker, Ar
mour, Insull, et aL
CHICAGOAN GETS HONOR CROSS
FOR BRAVERY UNDER FIRE
Paris, April 28. Five American
ambulance drivers today wore the
war cross of France for "extraordi
nary bravery under vfire."
Groom Walker, Chicago, was one
of quintet who stuck to their tasks
carrying out wounded under contin
uous bombardment of German guns.
ROUND UP MORE SUSPECTS
Lieut Mooney's rifle squad early
today surrounded a house at GS37 S.
ip st. and arrested three men
known as Jordan, Secloy and Laboo,
believed t obc members of the country-wide
band of crooks, part of
which are said to have been rounded
up in the raid on the house at'Hal
sted and Van Buren. Laboo was to
be quizzed concerning the killing of
a policeman. .
125 BURIED IN COLORADO
Hastings, Colo., April 28. Rescue
parties today continued efforts to
reach raging fire which holds 120
miners imprisoned in Victor Ameri
can mine. '
Seven bodies had been recovered
early today and workers, handi
capped by smoke, flames and deadly
"after-damp," were slowly progress
ing, with little hope of rescuing any
of the balance.
Around entrance to shaft most
heart-rending scenes were enacted.
Three hundred women stood all night
in a blinding snowstorm, waiting for
word from those "Inside." Praetical
ly every family in Hastings has a rep
resentative down there.
GROANS AND SMILES.
Things to groan at: Eggs up a haft
cent; flour,' $15.20 a barrel; navy
beans, 20 cents a pound; ham, 47
cents a pound; rice, 8 to ,12 cents;
Now smile: Potatoes a little cheap
er and onions down considerably;
fresh vegetables coming within reach
of the moderately rich; federal agents
Chicago's coal clique boosted soft
coal 25 cents a ton. No excuse given.
W. K. Cochrane, "advertising, ex-
pert, sent suggestion for practical
advertising scheme to get recruits to fr
Clarence Darow and Victor Yarros
spoke against conscription at mass
meeting in Haskell hall.
Woodlawn contributed eleven re
cruits to marine coros yesterday.