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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 14, 1912, Image 11

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(Mrs. Wilson has found her per
sonal mail so increased that a sec
retary was found a necessity.
Miss Bayless is now at the
Princeton, N. J., home of the
.Wilsons, taking up her new du
ties. She is the daughter of F. D.
Bayless, well-known a 1 1 orney.
She- gained considerable promi
nence in the theatrical world as
an actress, but her worlc usually
has been as secretary tp literary
people. Her most recent work
was for Owen JohnsqnJ while he
was writing "Stover at Yale.'
She also knows something of
politics, having picked up much
information while a clerk in the
Ohio legislature.
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"The average street corner
loafer "has little or no regard for
the law or a policeman. I intend
to see that this class of undesir
ables is wiped out of existence in
This was the comment of Chief
of Police McWeeny after the con
fession of Arthur Reich, slayer of
Policeman Charles Jones of the
Rawson street station.
It would be a good thing for
Chicago to be rid of such "unde
sirables" as McWeeny talks of.
But while McWeeny ns suffer
ing from this burning .desire to
rid the city of "undesirables" it
would be a- good thing for him to
ponder over the following occur
rences : ,
Frank Witt, citizen of Chicago,
was murdered by trust newspaper
Jhugs. His murderers wore po-1
lice stars. They have been in
dicted by the grand jury, but are
still free on bail,
George Hehr, citizen of Chi-
cago, was murdered by trust'
newspaper thugs, who wore po
licestars at the time of the mur
der. His murderers areat large,
and seemingly immune from
Edward Meyers and Clifford
Fail committed half a dozen hold
ljps while wearing police stars
given them at the request or
prder of the trust newspapers.
Jqhn Sims, pal of Meyers and
Fail,, committed bigamy while
wearing a police star. Sims was
indicted by the grand jury, but'
was never forced to give the bond
ordered by the grand jury, and
has now fled from the city, taking
with him the girl he trapped into
a bigamous marriage. The
mother of that girl has been un
able to get police, sheriff, or bailiff
of the municipal court to take
any actiqn toward the arrest of
the fugitive.
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The street car men played their
trump card in showing the board
of arbitration- why their wdges
should be increased yesterday.
They showed that their wages
had not been increased since Au
gust, 1909, and that since then the
price r of the common articles of
food had ricen anywhere from 12
to 85 per cent in Chicagov
The companies intend to plead
that the cost of operating the
lines has risen since 1909, just as
the cost of buying the necessities

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