principle of loan on salary assign
ment. Thomas Gross fined $50 for offer
ing bribe to members of Schuettler's
squad. Gross was taken in raid on
Mr. Albion W. Small' will speak at
the Grace church forum, Wabash and
15th st., Sunday, March 29. Subject:
"Strength and Weakness of Social
ism." William Carby, Saginaw, Mich.,
borrowed money on plea of having
lost purse. Got six months on rock
Holdup men raided Hoops Import
ing Co., 4521 S. State st. Beat D. K.
Hoops with guns when he refused to
open safe. Frightened away.
C. A. Werner and wife, 801 E. 40th
st., slightly injured in auto collision.
Desk sergeants ordered back to
regular police duty. Stenographers
to take their place as secretaries to
Joint committee of aldermen,
county commissioners and citizens
inspected County'HospitaL Result of
investigation will be reported next
Nineteen relatives' share in dis
tribution of Mrs. Julie Wedele's $353,
Lady assessors rave over wonders
of millionaires' homes. But have lit
tle conception of valuation.
Dr. William H- Wilder, father of
Mrs. Simpson, former Chicago wo
man found shot in Lexington, Ky.,
claims shooting was accidental.
"Handsome Jack" Koetters iden
tified as man who stored murdered
woman's trunks. Mrs. Kraft shown
to have had $1,800.
Mrs. Maud Sterrett wants divorce
from Arthur R. Sterrett, part owner
Quaker Manufacturing Ci. Charges
Karl H.' Wehle has withdrawn as
aldermanic candidate in First Ward.
Wants to leave clear field for battle
between Aid. Coughlin and Miss
Drake. ' ' j
Miss Lena Krzkine, 527 Kroll ay.t
wants $600 from John B. Chiappano.
Claims Chiappano's dog bit her, mar
Joseph Busch, 1637 Clybourn ay.,
and Joseph Dowgiallo, 4558 S. Marsh
field, fined $25 and costs for selling
liquor to minors.
Statutory charges against Harry N.
Waterfall dismissed. Waterfall mar
ried Miss Gertrude Friedlahder, ar
rested with him.
COAL MINERS MAY STRIKE
A strike of 300,000 bituminous min
ers looms up as a possibility today
as a result of the arbitrary tactics
employed by the Ohio coal operators
in dealing with the men.
The conference between the min- ,
ers and the operators of Ohio, Penn
sylvania, Indiana and Illinois came to
an abrupt ending yesterday. Presi
dent John P. White of the United
Mine Workers issued the following
"The joint interstate conference
adjourned sine die without reaching
an agreement. The officers of the in
ternational organization have worked
diligently to bring about a peaceable
"It has been stated that the influ
ence of certain non-union coal oper
ator who desired a strike in the un
ion fields was exerted to prevent a
settlement. If such was the case, this
non-union influence was too strong
to be overcome.
"We are determined, however, that
non-union operators shall not precipi
tate a strike in tne mining industry .
if we can avoid it. Our failure to
agree at this time does not necessar
ily mean a strike on April 1.
"The policy committee .represent
ing the United Mine Workers of
America will meet tomorrow and out
line a plan of settlement which we be
lieve" will maintain industrial peace in
all the coal mining sections of this
country and at the same-time bring
about an agreement fair and just to
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