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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 26, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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Aroused by the attitude of the Sad
dle and Cycle club in defending its
gardener, Nicholas Moga, who "was
responsible for the death of 15-year-old
Willie Ulrey, the Boys' Brother
hood Republic last night voted to as
sist the prosecution of the gardener.
The city council of the republic
held a special meeting last night at
1727 W. 12th st. to-consider the boy's
case. It was voted to offer the serv
ices of their counselor to the state's
attorney's office in the trial of Moga.
The plan of the club at this time
is to circulate petitions, by which
they hope to get 50,000 signatures as
a protest against Colin C. H. Fyffe
and other silk-stocking directors of
the club who are taking the attitude
that the gardener had a right to hurl
the heavy shears that caused young
"Ulrey's death because "he was tres
passing on the club's private prop
erty." A letter may also be sent County
Judge Scully, who appointed Colin
Fyffe to the $5,000-a-year position as
attorney for the election board,
which job he handles when he can
spare time from his anti-union labor
work as counsel for the Illinois Man
ufacturers' ass'n. The letter will
be in the nature of a complaint
against Fyffe holding a job paid for
by the public's money.
The meeting last night was not so
much an indictment of the gar
dener as an indictment of the cold
blooded manner in which Fyffe treats
the boy's death. Fyffe first tried to
suppress the story of the wounding
of the boy, and then announced that
as Moga was doing right the club
would defend him with all its wealth
and political influence.
Harry Barnovitz, mayor of the Re
public, appointed a special commit
tee composed of Jos. Willens, Her
man Willens, Irving Dehoe, Harry
Markin and Ralph Goodman, who
jvill take up further plans at a meet-1
ing to be held today at tHe offices of
the republic, 1818 Republic bldg.
Willie Ulrey was buried today. The
boy's companions who were with,
him when Moga threw the shears
that caused his death acted as pall
bearers. A delegation from the
Boys' Republic attended.
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Columbus, N. M., July 26. The
Carranzist'a soldiers in Northern Chi
huahua are giving the American ex
peditionary forces a wide berth, ac
cording to reports here today. Gen
eral Trevino has withdrawn his cav
alry patrols from the immediate vi
cin of the American lines. Gen. Per
shing's scouts have not encountered
any Mexican troops for many days
and fears of a repetition of the Car
rizal incident are almost entirely dis
sipated. Whether the defacto government
troops ha-e been withdrawn for the
Villa campaign farther south is not
El Pascf, Tex., July 26. One mili
tiaman, accidentally killed and an
other missing were reported from
the national guard camps here today.
Private Melvin Fairweather, Troop
F, First Massachuetts cavalry, was
found yesterday beside the railroad
near camp with his skull crushed. It
is believed he tried to board a moving
train and fell under the wheels. His
body was shipped today to his moth
er, Mrs. F. A. Fairweather of New
castle, Pa.
Private Missioner, Co. B, Ninth
Massachusetts infantry, is reported
Berlin. American Ambassador
Gerard today delivered to Minister of
Forpij"1 Affairs Von Jagow Pres. Wil
son's Polish relief appeal., Message
luiiueuiaieiy telegraphed to Emperor
New York. U. S. Steel Corp. yes
terday cut an extra dividend melon
of more than $5,000,000.

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