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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 16, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 24

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prove himself the gamest man I had
ever knpwn. Both were boys Cor
bett 22, and Choynski 20 and they
tore into each other like wildcats.
. Joe had lost his gloves at a pre
vious two-round a.with Corbett,
stopped by the sheriff, and this day
appeared with only skin-tight gloves.
Out there on the tide, with their
friends and without interference,
they fought it out twenty-seven
rounds the great barge battle.
Goodwin was "sick" all right when
our man was whipped.
"But I wouldn't have missed this,"
said Nat, "for the biggest matinee
crowd in the world."
Mrs. Potter Palmer is a bunk
shooter who ought not to be allowed
to get away with it, according to Mrs.
Joseph T". Bowen, president, of the
Juvenile Protective Ass'n and well
known club woman and social
worker. y
Mrs. Bowen in a letter to-'H. N.
Higginbotham suggests that the peo
ple of Chicago should act toward Mrs.
Palmer just as the city government
does toward a pickpocket or anybody
else who refuses to give back money
that belongs to other persons.
Mrs. Bowen advises "legal pres
sure," if necessary.
Her letter to Higginbotham was
made public Sunday. "I had not ex
pected it was to be made public or I
would have written it in a more dig
nified style," said Mrs. Bowen. "It
was intended as a letter to an old
friend congratulating him on a good
fight he had made for a just cause.
"The money now in the keeping
of Mrs. Palmer is clearly a-trust fund.
It was planned for the benefit of the
women and children of the city and
should be spent for a building or
some other purpose for the good of
women and children. Certainly, it is
noi right nor ever intended that the
fund shall he idle in the bank vaults
of Mrs. Palmer.
"An .accounting of the fund should
be obtained, even if legal proceedings
are necessary."
From Mrs. George Dunlap, Mrs.
Bowen learned that $13,000 was
turned over to Mrs. Palmer which
had been collected "from the pennies
and dollars contributed by children
in the various states and territories."
This is part of the- $67,000 which
Mrs. Palmer is keeping a tight hold
When Mrs. Bowen wrote a quiet,
polite letter asking Mrs. Palmer what
she was going to do with the coin,
Mrs. Palmer waited four weeks and
then sent a short icy letter that
wasn't an answer.
Mrs. Palmer is now cooling her
much photographed high society
shoulders down amid the breezes at
Osprey Point, Sarasota Bay, Florida.
The money Mrs. Palmer is keep
ing her manicured mijtts on came into
her hands during the World's Fair.
H. N. Higginbotham opened up the
trouble now on by writing a letter to
Mrs. Palmer showing her that the
money didn't belong to her and ought
to be spent.
"For Heaven's sake, let's do some
thing with it while we're alive," said
Higginbotham. . liven this strong
language from Marshal Field's form
er credit man didn't get under the
skin of Mrs. Potter Palmer.
March 16. The reign of
terror instituted by the militant suf
fragets following recent arrest of
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst was di
rected toward the railroads yester
day and six passenger cars standing
on a siding near Birmingham were
burned, while three others were bad
ly damaged.
It is feared that the famous Burne
Jones window in Birmingham Cathe
dral is permanently marred as a re
sult of militant suffragets painting
across it "Votes for. Women." The
floors, pews and pulpit of the cathe
dral were disfigured.

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