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ed by detectives at postofSce. Stuff
was Stolen from home of Thomas T.
Peters, New. York.
David. C. Baltimore, composer, im
prisoned on charge of contempt, re
leased on writ of habeas corpus.
Woman and street cleaner found
$90 roll of bills at Randolph and State
sts. Money turned over to central po
Erward Borgstrom, former cashier
of Swedish bank, sought here. Left
Sweden with $50,000 of bank's
Three saloonkeepers fined $50 each
for selling liquor taniinors.
Widow of William Beyers, 9321 Jef
fery av., demands inquest. .Relatives
Body of Charles W. Burt, 2136 Ra
cine av., policeman, recovered. Burt
fell into river Dec. 22d.
Mayor Harrison invited to view
playlet called "Police" at Colonial
Theater. Shows police graft and bru
tality. Funkhouser, tried to stop it,
but injunction stopped Funkhouser.
Miss Margaret Miller, who was ab
ducted by Mix Smith, rejected suitor,
returned. Has sworn out warrants
against Smith and 4 accomplices.
School board adjourned when
names of ousted members were call
ed. Afraid ol contempt of court.
REFUSE TO LET WOMEN USE
GRANT PARK FOR MEETING
The South Park Board, headed by
John Barton Payne, the millionaires'
lawyer, has refused to allow the wo
men of Chicago to4 hold a big suf
frage rally in Grant Park on May 2.
Payne and his cohorts hid behind
the excuse that it would be a politi
cal meeting and that Grant Park, de
light of the Illinois Central corpora
tion and Big Business men of Michi
gan, avenue, was never intended for
The board, also delayed action on
the request that some part of this big
park be set for public meetings. This
will probably be fought by the big
property owners. They don't want to
run the chance of having some of .the
poorer folks mingle with the latest
Parisian styles that adorn the" boulevard.
JURY FOR MISS .ELLEN GATES
STARR NEAR COMPLETION
Eight jurors were obtained yester
day afternoon in the trial of .Miss
Ellen Gates Starr of Hull House, ar
rested on charge of disorderly con
duct when she protested to Police
Sergeant Malone against the arrest
of girl pickets on Randolph street.
Several prospective jurors were
dismissed by city prosecutors because
of their sympathy with trade union
ism. Harold L. Ickes, who represented
Miss Starr, questioned the jurors as
to whether they believed men" and
women had a right to organize,
whether they had a right to strike,
and whether they had a right, by
peaceful picketing; to persuade
others to strike.
He also ascertained their belief as-
to whether the fright of .free , speech,
guaranteed by the constitution, gives
a citizen the right to speak as freely
to a policeman as it-does to another
Miss Jane Addams was in the
courtroom, as was also Miss. Upde-
graff of Hull House.
It is expected the jury will be com
BIG BLAZE IN MILWAUKEE""
Milwaukee, Wis., March 19. Fire
which cost $300,000 and irom which
eight persons had almost miraculous
escapes from death, destroyed the
Windsor Hotel and several business
houses on the lower floor.' It is be
lieved no one was injured.
Springfield, III. Railroad company
responsible for condition of trackB
over which it operates whether the
railroad owns tracks or not. accord
ing to recommendation of Commis
sioner Shaw to state public utilities .
commission. . '