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deputy sheriff eight years; John Dorr, 2333 State st, Progressive election clerk, has meat market Wahash av. and 25th St.; Mrs. Isabelle Bird,. Pro gressive party election judge, 5th pre cinct, 601 Fifth av.; S. i. Helliwell, 2358 Indiana av., clerk county treas urer's office; Mrs. Annie Carlo Blassi, 907 S. State St., and 14 members of her family, has lived in ward 26 years, is known as "Queen of Italy"; Samuel Arrand, former member legislature; Frank G. Hoyne, an uncle of State's Att'y Maclay Hoyne. The Day Book reporter saw per sons leave the line in front of the election commissioners and go away disgusted with the cost of citizenship. Probably 300 persons left the line iri this way, thinking they would rather be stripped of rights as voters than lose a half day's wages besides stand ing for all the jamming and shoving in a badly-aired room. o o GERMAN NAMES GOT AMERICAN GIRLS IN BAD Washington, Sept. 2. Miss Elea nor C. Schmidt of Springvalley, N. Y., daughter of J. W. Schmidt, president of the Consolidated Manufacturing Co. of this city, and her friend, Miss Barbara Hanna of Bloomfield, N. J., were arrested in France as German spies. In a letter to her father Miss Schmidt declares they were in grave danger, despite the fact that they car ried American passports. "They say that there are hundreds of spies here and that it is very un safe. The American consul advised us to get out as because of our Ger man names we were in grave dan ger," wrote Miss Schmidt "It is ter rrible what Americans have gone through. We have been searched all over our persons, being taken in a small compartment and women look ing in our hats, our shoes, our hair and feeling all over our bodies. We would not have been released if the consul had not been able to swear that we were born in America. We will leave for home August 29 and must come in the steerage, although we must pay $100 extra for that privi lege." o o JAPAN TO ENTER COTTON FIELD New York, Sept. 2. It is estimat ed here that Japan will invest upward of $100,000,000 in cotton in the open market here if she can get a low enough price. Houses With Japanese connections make this estimate and declare that Japan, backed by British financiers, intend to enter the field in China which German and Austrian cotton cloth manufacturers have heretofore monopolized. The reasons fo rthis are, first, splendid water-power facilities; sec ond, cheap labor, and third, the Jap anese merchant marine, which has been growing tremendously in the last few years. SHIP OF MERCY TO SAIL FOR EUROPE MONDAY New York, Sept. -2. Painted a snowy white with a broad red band about her hull, the ship of mercy, Hamburg, will sail from New York Monday instead of Saturday. On board will be 120 nurses and thirty surgeons. Every one on the ship, in cluding the sailors, will be American born. The Red Cross ship also will carry a fund of $1,000,000 to be used in the relief work. The ship was to have started Saturday, but had to be held over to be repainted. Miss Mabel Boardman of Washington, head of the Red Cross, will remain in New York until the ship sails. o o LASALLE BANK MAY OPEN The LaSalle Street Bank may swing open tis doors Nov. 5. That is if plans agreed upon yesterday at a meeting of stockholders go through. It is announced that depositors having $3,000,000 in deposits, or three-fourths the total deposits of the closed bank, have agreed to ermain, in. The stockholders will probably be assessed 50 per cent of the face value of the stock. j'.j'-j' iigj&g ssasftafi&iMairtttitfg j-.imst.