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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 15, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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Zoline, "had such ah effect on coun
sel for the defendants; during the
trial that they did not dare even to
rise to "take an exception.
"Judge Anderson during" the trial
frequently consulted with the at
torney for the Erectors' Association
and heard suggestions from hitn pri
vately in the absence of trie defend
ants and their counsel."
1 Zoline has sent a mass of evidence
with .which to sustain his charges.
The, remarkable coolness of a tele
' phone girl who struck to her post
and called every guest in the hotel
ajthqugh she was drenched "with
water probably saved many lives in
a fire that broke out at the Hotel
Mayer, 12th st. and Wabash av., last
evening, t
A passer-by saw smoke coming
from room 607 and ran intalhe hotel
lobby to sound the warning. Miss
Hattie Hait, the telephone girl, was
on duty. All the others in the lobby
became excited. The girl calmed
them. " i
Then, she turned to her switch
board and called the fire department.
After that she called every room in
the hotel, although the dense smoke
,that floated down into the lobby
choked her and the water from the
firemen's hoses felt like a Turkish
bath. Every one was saved,.
The fire started in room 607 when
the wind blevl a lace curtain across
the jjas jet. ' Loss estimated at ?40,
000. - i
'With a, bullet wound in his chest,
an Identified man, evidently a for
eigner, was found dead in Laflin st,
between 44th and 45th sts. early to
day. A revolver lay 20 Jeet from
the body. The police "have not de
termined: whether the. revolver victim
.was-nxdrdefeU or; committed suicide,-
They "got" another victim in the
Italian colony on the West Side af
midnight. Louis Milane, wealthy
grocer, 1104 W. Taylor St., was shot
and killed by three assassins who
crouched in ambush for him in front
of 745 De Koven st, just a short
space from Halsted st .
Milane was still living when pass
erbys picked him up. He died later, .
as all the other victims of "Little
Italy," with- the secret of the shooting
in his Tiear,t ,
Three bullets were fired into his
body. As the last shot-flamed forth
three men, with smoking' revolvers,
turned alidkran from the side of the
victim east on Taylor gt.
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"So Jessie is going to marry a
young oquljst? Is he wealthy?"
"Mot now, but there's some money
in sight for him,"
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