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Traeger. Repents stealing of city
Chas. Cannon, 1466 Rosemont av.,
arrested after battle with two police
men and motorman in car.
Mrs. Blanche Murphy, acquitted of
murder of husband. SayB shot was
Frank Rengyle, 5003 Grand blvd.,
hit by auto of Georgs Navigato, 634
Forquer st Taken home by driver.
Decide that women will not vote
for county commissions.
Mrs. Julius Rosenwald had tax re
duced. Clerks admit error. New as
GOING TO WAR-TAX WHISKY,
BEER AND TOBACCO
Washington, Aug. 13. That a tax
will be placed on beer, whisky, cigars
and tobacco, to make up the deficit
caused by the loss of import duties
resulting from the war in Europe,
was decided today by Sec'y of the
Treasury McAdoo, in conference with
Rep. Underwood, chairman of the
wavs and means committee of the
house and Senator Simmons, chair
man of the senate finance committee.
It is helieved that 'the revenue loss
in import duties would be at least
$100,000,000 annually and, according
to Senator Simmons, the deficit
might mount to $200,000,000, depend
ing upon which nations control the
Arrangements are being made for
the presentation of the bill to the
president for his approval and then
rushing it through the house and sen
ate. o o
POLICEMAN'S WIFE SLAIN BY
New York, Aug. 13. Murdered by
a band of white slavers and her body
thrown into the woods was the fate
of Mrs. Thomas H. Cane, wife of a
New York policeman.
A body found in the woods near
Darien, Conn., was identified by
Cane as that of his wife.
, Mrs. Cane disappeared from her
home June 1. Soon afterward, the
policeman received a letter saying
she was being held by white slavers,
but he could not locate her.
The newspapers are finally getting
war news down to a system.
You can get most anything you
The French and English war news
says the French and English and Bel
gians are knocking the stufllng out
of the Germans i AND
The German war news says the
Germans are putting it all oVer the
French, English and Belgian?.
You pay your money and you take
Nothing like giving the folks what
The Examiner Wednesday even
wounded Kaiser Wm., and the other
papers had him talking to Ambassa
" Tomorrow it will be time to wound
President Poincare and King George.
Then there will be Saturday to
shoot King Peter, Czar Nick and King
Then on Sunday all the kings can
go to church and pray to the same
God for His blessing on each king's
In the meantime, probably thou
sands of plain soldiers will give up
the ghost and go to glory.
Evidently the Armours, Cudahys,
Morrises, Swifts and others of our
best families see a chance to cop a
little coin by making us pay more
And our leading grain gamblers
are having a lovely time of it in Chi
cago's biggest gambling jjoint the
Board of Trade.
Why don't the police pull that
Five years ago, with this war busi
ness as an excuse, Wall Street would
have started a panic that would have
put many of us on a grass diet. Vj