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has under Washington sL connecting
its two stores; leading advocate of
the land contract between the Illinois
Central railroad and the South Park
commissioners; parner of William H.
Sexton, who, as corporation counsel,
signed opinions holding that the peo
ple of Chicago have no right to seize
under the forfeit clause the Auto
matic phone system.
UNION MEN PLEAD GUILTY
Fort Smith, Ark., Jan. 20. Seven
union miners, including Peter Stew
ard, ex-pres. United Mine Workers
in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas
district; and Fred W. Molt, Socialist
candidate for governor of Oklahoma
in November, pleaded guilty to indict
ments charging conspiracy against
TJ. S. government. Charges against
13 others dismissed. Cases grew out
of disturbances that marked lockout
of union coal miners of Bache-Den-man
Co. at Prairie Creek, Ark., and
subsequent receivership. Sentences
will be pronounced later.
As the train on which he was rid
ing approached Chicago today, Chas.
Ledowsky, president of the Fox River
Distilling Co., shot himself to death.
Dedowsky's company recently was
placed in the hands of a receiver. The
whisky company head was wanted as
a witness in investigations of sensa
tional reports of forgeries by which
several Chicago banks .are said to
have lost about $30,000. The alleged
fofgeries were of government ware
house whisky receipts. He lived at
5714 S. Michigan.
MORE TROUBLE IN MEXICO?
Washington, Jan. 20. Mexico is
threatened with a new division of
Official dispatches today showed
forces of the several factions dotted
over the republic, with Carranza's
troops closing in on the capital. Villa
himself was reported preparing to
move his troops northward to com
plete his interrupted campaign and
abandon Mexico City.
Complicating the entire situation
were insistent reports of friction be
tween Villa and Zapata, although Vil
lista agents here denied that aught
but harmony exists.
Convention delegates' are making
ready apparently for flight.
SUCCESS OF "JITNEY BUSES"
WORRIES TRACTION HEAD
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 20. With
the rapid strides the "jitney bus" is
making in coast cities it will only be
a matter of time before trolley lines
will be driven from the field, accord
ing to Paul Shoup, president of the
Pacific Electric Co., of Los Angeles.
Shoup is the first traction repres
entative to openly relate the woe of
the "jitney bus." He appealed before
a joint session of teh senate and as
sembly committee on revenues and
taxation and appealed for taxation
and regulation of the new 5-cent auto
buses operating throughout coast
"The 'jitney bus' has already taken
away at least 25 per cent of my com
pany's business in Los Angeles," said
Choup. "I figure that they will cost
us at least $50,000 this year."
He declared that auto buses, both
freight and passenger, can in time
supplant electric lines, at. they can
give efficient service. For this rea
son he urged legislation to regulate
them the same as other carriers are
regulated. General Manager Black
of the United Railroads of San Fran
cisco said the "jitneys" were growing
like mushrooms in his town and the ,
loss to the street car companies was ,
"There is no telling where the in
jury will end," he declared.
Washington. Nearly $2,000,000
worth of cartridges, powder and fire
arms exported from U. S. to nations,
now at war during November, accord
ing to report by Sec'y of Commerce j
Redfield to senate.