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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 09, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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. Uridewell alienist, but now Elgin asy
lum patient
Total blindness will result from
suicide attempt of Gladys Hayward,
7116 Wentworth av.
, 'Joe. Bulanda Wants $25,000 dam
ages from Dr. P. A. Konn. Latter
x said , to have amputated .Bulanda's
arm nine -years ago against parents'
Edith Harkey Bernsdorff Berthe
,son freed of bigamy charge -when
second husband, Bertheson, failed to
Mrs. MarcellUs Standiford. cleared
of charge -of conspiring with Mrs.
Margaret Bloomer to induce Virginia
Fofcel to drop case, against Frank
R.' A. ' Rosner, .burglar suspect,
sawed way to freedom from .Hyde
Park station celL
Berwyn city council will probe
graft charges involving Mayor Chas.
S. Smith.
W.. Palmer Sparks, "The Count,"
cleared of connection with murder of
Fred Higgins. , (
Three Chinese, thought to have
been smuggled into U. S., seized in
raid on Chinese restaurant, 1209 S.
Kedzie av.
Ruth Wilberforce, Highland Park,
threatened with death in anonymous
letters unless she ceased - keeping
company 'With Herman von Neckel.
First 'Morri3 plan bank to open
. here May 1. v
Jarvis Hunt finished Lake Front
' beautiful plan.
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' The Emergency Anti-War commit
' v tee is still trying-to get Sen. Rob't
M. La Eollette to address a peace
' meeting here within the next few
& weeks. La FoHette was sought after
as a speaker at next Sunday's meet
v iiig to be field in the Coliseum, but
; J he was forced to wire his regrets. The
committee wants La Follette to de-
" liver the speech on the war situation
he was prevented from delivering at
jthe closing session of the senate, ,
Although the police departniant
has refused thm a permit to march
on the City Hall In -protest against
the high cost of living which they
believe Is due to the activities of food
speculators, several thousand West
Side women from the poor districts
where the pinch . of prices is felt
worst will meet tomorrow morning
at 8 a. m. at Hodcarrjers' hall, Har
rison and Green, and West Side Au
ditorium, Taylor and Racine, to de
cide whether or not the parade will
be attempted.
' The commercial interests of the,
city are known to be bitterly oppos-
I ed tq a hunger march such as they
are planning on the West Side. News
papers have been covertly trying to
discourage attempts to protest
against the grabs of food hogs..
There are two reasons for this.
One is that some of the biggest food,
hogs in the world sit behind mahogr
any desks in Chicago and probably
our local food speculators have more
to do with the high cost of food in
the United States than any other
The other objection to hunger
march is that It will advertise ChK .
cago as a place where reckless ex-
travagance and lowest poverty are
linked. . 1 -
It has long been the boast of big
business that Chicago has the finest
system of boulevards and parks in,
the world. With the "dirty Chicago!
river" and the "stinking. Chicago
stockyards" practically forgotten as
Chicago forgedsto the front with ita
beautiful parks "and streets, big bus
iness, which has a.feelin&:of pride in
the city's growth, grew pleased. .
, Then another advertising stunt
was tried. Grand opera was import
ed and, led by our biggest bankers:
and stockyard multi-millionaires, the
commercial interests spent over
$100,000 a year,- aside from the reve-j
. nue from seats bought by those who.

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