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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 21, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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the caivp fire, by the rock pile, with
the clarjk of the wieejs, and the roar
of the express; on the "blind" and
"pilot;" on the. beams everywhere
along the broad highway will travel
Jeff Davis, King of the Hoboes.
Jeff's message "to write home on the
22d and. be sure you does."
Four hundred thousand -letters
home from the homeless in. a day.
Sood cheer sermons will be preached
tomorrow, many a moral drawn from
the life of Geo. de Wash; many an
eulogy of the glories of llome and
the wonders of mother love.
But when Jeff Davis at Portland
Jeff without a nickel in his" jeans
sent out his "write home" call to the
'bqesj he did more for half a million
weary hearts who have waited for
word from their wanderers, than the
ministerial brigade from the pulpit of
the country will do the rest of the
Congressman A. H. Sabath will be
the most important witness today be
fore the committee investigating the
recent purchase of school sites on the
West Side.
He" will be asked to explain how his
name comes o appear on the checks '
given in payment for two tracts of
land which were purchased by the
school board.
Washington, Feb. 21. "I can easily
why my name appears on those," said
Congressman Sabath last night. "I
simply acted as attorney in the deals.
Some one is playing politics."
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Examination of talesmen was con
tinued' when the trial of - William
Cheney Ellis, charged with the mur
der of his wife in the Sherman Hotel
last October, was resumed today be
fore Judge Petit
As the result of the encouraging
reports reecived from J. V. Looker,
boyhood friend of the defendant, who
is raising a fund among the school
mates of the accused man, Ellis was
decidedly more cheerful today.
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Caught trying to open the safe in
theSchultz Bros.' Laundry, 33X9 Ful
lerton avenue, John Owens, 45, was
shot and killed' by Joliceman John
Mulika, but his companion escaped
alter a cnase or nan a mile; during
which half a doen slipts were ex-
cnangea Dy tne omcer ana yeggman.

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