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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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New York, April 12. Richard
Harding Davis, noted war correspon
dent and author, is dead. Dropped
dead from heart failure while talking
over the telephone in his home at ML
Kisco last night
Davis was receiving a telegram
over the telephone when stricken
and died immediately. The author
was about his home yesterday, ap
parently feeling fairly well, though
he has been in poor health for two
Davis was born in Philadelphia in
1864. Beginning as a newspaper re
porter, he attracted attention by his
magazine writings and some of his
short stories were considered models
of English literature. A number of
his works have been dramatized.
Among his well-known novels were:
"Soldiers of Fortune," "Ransom's
Folly," "Gallagher and Other Sto
ries." At the beginning of war Davis went
to Europe. He spent several weeks
abroad writing for newspapers and
magazines, and only recently re
turned from another trip, this time
to the allied front in Southern Ser
bia. He recently contributed a num
ber of articles to Magazines on the
subject of national preparedness.
His present wife was formerly Bes
sie McCoy, a musical comedy star,
whom he married after his first wife,
daughter of a prominent Chicago
family, divorced him four years ago.
At the time of his marriage to Miss
McCoy, Davis instead of the usual
honeymoon provided an outing for
several hundred of New York's poor.
Davis was found by Mrs. Davis
beside the telephone, lying on the
floor dead.
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St Louis. Highest-priced wash
erwoman in world is Anna Wilson.
Anna's mistress owed her three
weeks' salary. Anna grabbed jewels
worth $3,000 and wanted to call it
square. Locked uy
Appellate Court Judges Pam, Good
win and O'Connor are scheduled to
give a decision today 'on the right of
waitresses' union to picket. The case
started two years ago when Henrici's
restaurant was picketed. Carrie
Alexander, Mae Burns and other
pickets were arrested on charges of Q)
disorderly conduct Ellen Gates Starr
of Hull House was pinched, but on
jury trial the police failed to show
her guilty of interference with an of
ficer making an arrest Mabel Wam-
baugh, another picket had her arm
twisted out of its socket by a copper
Judges Windes, McGoorty and Bald
win of circuit court sat en banc and
handed down an opinion which Sec'y
Lizzie Maloney of the waitresses'
union said had no meaning except
that "picketing is lawful if it is law
ful." That was March, 1914. What
the appellate court thinks after two
years win be made known today.
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New York, April 12. Ah Koo,
Chinese maid who clings to style a
her flowery kingdom that is, nifty
little black silk pajamas instead of a
regular skirt is going to dodge 723
st and Columbus av. hereafter when
she walks with her employers, Misses
Madeline and Alice Liebert, daugh-t
ters of French consul general.
Big New York copper espied her
there and "wouldn't stand for such'
goings on on his beat" At first ha
was going to arrest Ah Koo, but
when his instruction book failed to
specify what should be done with a
pajama-clad maid, copper merely told. (i)
her to move on. - i
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Boston, April 11. American Wool-
en Co. announced a 10 per cent inn
crease in wages, effective April 17 '
Understood similar advance will be
made in other textile plants in New;
England within few days. A

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