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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 03, 1913, Image 6

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commission. Says Young is too thin
skinned. Home of Mrs. J. I. Harbor, 3508
Pine Grove av., entered. Jewelry,
furs and silverware gone.
Mrs. Mary McAiHster, 65, 733 N.
Kenilworth av., dropped dead at the
funeral service of her son at St. Ed
mund's church.
Woman may head Gary police.
Mayor Knotts considering appoint
ment of Mrs. Kate Wood Ray as
safety commissioner.
Bankers want special rates on city
bonds. Comptroller Traeger wants
them to pay par.
Ceo. F. LaMar arrested. Supposed
to be member of clairvoyant trust.
Alleged to have obtained $700 for
worthless mining stock.
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Boston, Mass., Dec. 3. 27 men are
believed to have burned to death
when fire destroyed the Arcadia
Hotel, a 15-cent lodging house. 25
are reported injured, some seriously.
170 men were trapped in the 5
story building that had fire escapes
only at the rear.
The sleeping rooms were tiny cells
and in the dormitory on the top floor
there were rows of lunks, more
Closely packed than coast steamers,
according to the police.
One of the men who escaped naked
and with legs torn from sliding down
a ladder said he was awakened when
a man jumped on his stomach.
The fire started in the lower hall
and shot upwards, cutting off escape
by the stairways. When the firemen
arrived 30 men were silhouetted
against the burning flames of the
roof. Most of them were saved by
the use of scaling ladders. Three of
the bodies toppled into the flames be
fore the firemen reached the roof.
Of the 170 men less than 100 have
been accounted for. 25 bodies have
already been removed from the
"hotel" and 3 of the injured have died
in the hospital.
Chicago is now in possession of a
clearing house for strikebreakers,
operated by the Calumet & Hecla
Mining Company of Michigan, whose 4
mines are strikebound.
For several weeks representatives
of the mine owners have been pick
ing men up on the streets and by mis
representing conditions have hired
them and sent them into turbulent
districts of Northern Michigan.
Reports of this reached Richard J.
Knight, chief inspector of employ
ment agencies, and he immediately
got busy. He found that they were
operating without a license.
Knight threatened action and Ed
ward M. Phelps, who is in charge of
the work of collecting strikebreak
ers, took out a license to run an em
ployment agency under the name of
the Northern Labor Exchange. It is
located at 12 W. Van Buren street.
The Northern Labor Exchange is
only for strikebreakers. But it does
not tell this when hiring men. The
men who come there for work axe
told they will receive $2.50 for their
The story told by.the two men who
escaped from Michigan after hiring
out to work in the mines tell a dif
ferent story. One of them received'
61 cents for eleven days, the balance
going for supplies which he was fore-'
ed to buy. The other man received
The day before yesterday 119 men
brought here from other states were
shipped to Northern Michigan.
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In a little village a woman com
mitted suicide by hanging herself to
an apple tree. At the funeral a neigh
bor, noticing the sad appearance of
the husband, consoled him by saying
he had met with a terrible loss. "Yes,"
said the husband, heaving a sigh.
"She must have kicked like thunder
in nhnlro nff aW huaVipla nf trraan on
pies that would have been worth a sfl
dollar a bushel when they got npei

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