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'I know now that he was trying to
live beyond his social station and his
income, and, unable to afford the
kind of clothes for his wife he
thought she ought to have, he was
f willing to induce a boy to steal them.
"Like me, he couldn't raise the
money honestly to keep up with the
' pace of his gang of swells. That
seems to be the trouble everywhere
shame of a modest wage or salary."
18-year-old Condemned Murderer.
WOMEN HOLD FOUR RALLIES
Four big pre-registration rallies
were held by the women of Chicago
in four loop theaters yesterday. Each
theater was packed,
j An army of speakers, a great num-
i ber of whom were aldermanic can
I didates, spoke. A new-thrill was
given the women when Catherine
Waugh McCulloch announced that
she had made a , discovery that might
enable the women to vote for mem
bers of the county board.
I She said that the constitution of
j Illinois says that the county commis
l sioners can be elected in any manner
chosen l)y the legislature. And if
she is Tight in her contention it looks
as though some of the present county
board members should begin worry
ing about equal suffrage.
. County Judge Owens agrees that
Mrs: McCulloch may be right.
, ' .The meetings yesterday were held
1 in the Garrick, Olympic, Powers and
Cohan's Grand Opera House: The
following speakers addressed all
Federal Judge Julian W. Mack,
former Probate Judge Charles S.
Cutting, Prof. Charles -Zeublin of
Boston, Miss Mary McDowell, Mrs.
! Catharine Waugh McCulloch, Mrs.
i Charles Henrotin and Prof. Graham
FIRE SWEEPS LAKE VIEW HOTEL
j One: hundred guests of the Lake
view Hotel fled from their beds in
, parfic early today when-Hre, starting
in the basement, swept up to the third
floor. Three women in their night
clothes were carried down ladders
from the fourth floor. The blaze did
RICH . WOMAN ARRESTED HERE
ON KIDNAPING CHARGE
After spending the, night in a dingy
cell in the South Clark street police
station, Mrs. Patrick L. Janney,
wealthy Philadelphia widow, who was
arrested here last night on the charge
of kidnaping her 3-year-old grand
daughter, Virginia Ford, retained at
torneys today and prepared for a
court battle to prevent the child from
coming into custody of its father.
William H. Ford, the child's father,
who is a civil engineer in Philadel
phia, was expected to arrive here to
day to press the charge of kidnaping.
He swore to a warrant at Philadel
phia and Chicago detectives took
Mrs. Janney and little Virginia from
the stateroom of a limited train about
to pull out for California. They were
en route to join Virginia's mother at
"I have cared for Virginia since she
was four months old and she will in
herit probably 51,000,000 on my
death," said Mrs. Janney today.
"My daughter procured a divorce on
the grounds of non-support and is in
California, a physical wreck. I will
spend every cent I have before I will
let Virginia go to her father."
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SECOND EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN
Tokio, March 16. A number of
persons were killed and considerable1
property destroyed in an earthquake
which occurred on the Island of'
Hondo. Sixty bodies were found in
the basin of the Omono river, near'
which 320 houses were destroyed. '
As a result of the earthquake a
copper mine at Tsupnmdato collapsed '
and it is feared the workmen were'
entombed. This is the second disas
trous earthquake in Japan in two:"