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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 11, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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The "Mysterious Mr. Smith; who
was the righthand man of the Pow-ers-Efting-Knab
restaurant combine
during the strike of the union wait
resses of those places, admitted on
cross-examination in Judge Bald
win's court today that he had no
power to represent the strike-bound
restaurants, but that he had expect
ed to buy stock in the Powers bakery
and wanted to see the strike settled.
He denied having a certain conver
sation with union officials in which
he is declared to have threatened to
wipe out the union, but said he had
formerly been in the coal business
and had experience with labor trouble
during the teamsters' strike.
L. Walter Powers, head of the Pow
ers restaurants, said conditions in his
places were better than union condi
tions. He said his men worked 12
hours a day 6 days a week and were
paid on the percentage plan, which he
thinks is better than $12 a week.
He said that a meeting of the res
taurant bosses at the Chicago A. A.,
George Knab had advised him against
signing a contract with, the union.
Washington, March 11. With im
mediate Mexican crisis relieved at
least temproarily, United States was
today endeavoring to get an adequate
food supply into Mexico City.
Consul Silliman at Vera Cruz and
Duval West at Mexico City are ad
Vising with the authorities concern
ing ways and means and it is hoped
that by the last of the week the food
shortage will be relieved.
United States also now has posi
tive promise of Carranza and Villa
thai hereafter they wih make protec
tion of foreigners one of their chief
duties. Therefore, even though Ob
regonAevacuates Mexico City, "as it is
believed he will have to do soon, there
will be no massacres.
New York, March 11. New depths
of mystery, reaching from the grave
to the marriage altar, were probed
today in the amazing love tangle of
Virginius Mayo, millionaire, New
Haven radiator manufacturer.
Mayo is apparently enmeshed in
the skein of at least three alleged
marriages and one "love marriage,"
the latter to "Mrs. Dudley" of Brook
lyn. From New Haven came utter re
pudiation by Mayo of the marital
claims of Mrs. Florence Weeks Mayo
of Scranton, Pa., who insists Mayo
was a widower when he married her
at Binghamton, N. Y., in 1890. From
Scranton came reiteration of charges
that Mayo was mourned as dead for
ten years.
The pall of death was even raised
when Frank H. Cook, father of Lil
lian Cook, Mayo's stenographer who
took her life last week, promised
personal investigation today of re
ports that the body buried Tuesday
was not that of his daughter.
Theh present legal wife of Mayo at
New Haven was also threatening di
vorce proceedings.
Racked by doubts and perplexities,
Cook insists that the body of his
daughter bore only faint resem
blance. He is, however, opposed to
exhuming the body until after fur-i
ther investigation at New Haven.
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New York, March 11. After sur
fering and slowly wasting away for
6 days with hiccoughs, Roscoe Wil
son, Netcong, N. J., merchant, was
frightened into recovery by his bed
shaking from coughing.
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Billy Sunday may conduct Chicago
revival. Rev. M. M. Hardin, Third
Presbyterian, whose objection kept
Sunday from coming, has changed,
fast robin.
boasts of seeing in 9.
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