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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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policeman or detective forced out of
city service. Several coppers who
got in bad in city service had no trou
ble in getting onto the payroll of
Hunt, Snippy & Dorman, runs the
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There is still a chance of the yard
men employed in Chicago on all rail
roads going on strike.
While the Belt Line disagreement
was settled with victory to the men
it still has another charge to answer
for. E. C. Molloux was 'discharged
without hearing from the service of
the Belt Line, union men say. There
is also complaint against the Penn
sylvania railroad for discharging R.
K. Smith when he asked for a ca
boose to protect the crew on trans
fer runs in bad weather.
The Penn. R. R. denies the charge,
saying it only laid Smith off for 30
The federal board of arbitration
which sat in the wage demand case
of engineers and firemen on Western
roads last year will meet in Chicago
during the holidays to settle disputes
which have arisen under the award.
Rumors of friction amongf dele
gates to the railway brotherhoods'
wage conference over nature of their
demands for shorter hours were de
nied today. It was declared that no
dissenting votes had as yet been
cast on any of the articles proposed.
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St Paul, Minn., Dec. 13. Three
holdup men are dead and Detective
Paul Gottfried is in St. Joseph's hos
pital today, recovering from two bul
let wounds sustained when a squad
of policemen and detectives laid for
a gang of holdups. A series of rob
beries had been pulled off in outlying
saloons and the police got wind of
the robbers' plans to stick up James
McDonough's place.
Petectiyes Gottfried and McKinley
were hiding in the rear room of the
saloon when the bandits entered.
When Gottfried opened the rear door
he was shot by one of the bandits,
known as Montana Pete, a train rob
ber. Even though wounded he man
aged to fire at the desperado as he
attempted to flee, bringing him down
with a bullet in the head. The other
two, Charles Carson, Winnipeg, and
Alexander Charlton, St Louis,
showed fight and in the battle both
were mortally wounded, Carson dy
ing on the floor of the saloon and
Charlton at a hospital.
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Spokane, Wash., Dec. 18. Seven
persons were killed and twelve injur
ed today when the North Division
street bridge caved in beneath the
weight of a crowded trolley car,
plunging with its human freight
many feet into the river.
A second car following closely be-
,hind the car which took the plunge
hung suspended on the brink of the
open draw while the terrified pas
sengers, in a panic scrambled out of
the rear exit
It was several minutes before fire
men and patrolmen called to the res
cue reached the scene. In the mean
time a dozen or more men who strug
gled out of the partly submerged car
and swam to the bank were pulled
out by spectators.
Requisitioning tugs and rowboats,
rescuers circled the mass of debris
showing above the river's surface and
pulled out the bodies of dead and in
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1916 elections to cost nearly two
millions and a half. Of this, city
pays two-thirds. Legislature blamed
by election board for unfair division.
Mrs. Egbert English granted di
vorce. Showed court letter from hus
band in Siberia. Says he is going to
Stay therej

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