went to the Lehmann house with Pe
All asked for jury trials and hear
ings were set for March 29.
"The police tell a story of Pecon
las inducing the little girl to pose
nude for him," said Ass't State's
Att'y Kadow, who is handling the
MRS. LANINSKI SUES SLEUTHS
FOR TREATMENT TO SON
Mrs. Jennie Laninski, 5533 S. Win
chester av., mother of Percival La
ninski, 18, the youth whose name
was implicated in the Fred Higgins
murder near Hammond, today in su
perior court filed suit for $10,000
against Det. Serg't Duffy. Geo. Re
mus is her attorney.
Mrs. Laninski says her son was
taken into custody Monday by Dets.
Duffy and Wm. McCarthy of First
Deputy Westbrook's office and was
illegally held at-the 50th st. station,
where he was beaten and otherwise
roughly handled in an attempt to
make him tell when his mother had
bought the car in which Higgins is
supposed to have ridden before his
NET AROUND HIGGINS' SLAYER
. CLOSING UP
Detectives Paul Duffy and William
McCarthy predicted the arrest of the
murderer of Fred Higgins today. A
police net was said to be closing on
the alleged slayer during the early
hours of the morning; if the suspect
is caught, the police were expected
to hide him, so as to get plenty of
time for a rigid cross-examination.
Higgins was found dead by a road
side near Hammond, with a bullet
through his head fired from behind.
The police have traced a stolen auto
in which the shooting was supposed
to have been done.
Cincinnati, O. Ohio river reached
stage" of 51 feet, one foot above flood
stage, early today. Rise continuing.
EISHER TRACTION BILLS HIT BY
GREATER CHI. FED.
The Greater Chicago Federation,
made up of North-west Side mer
chants and professional men, sent a
written protest to the state legis
lature today asking that the Walter
Fisher traction bills be turned down
in that body. m
The reason set forth in their plea
That the bills seek to take away
from the people the right of front
That no public hearings have been
given at which the propositions could
That the bills provide for subways
which were defeated at the polls
That the Chicago Traction and
Subway Commission report on which
the bills were drawn is not yet com
pleted. That the scheme presented does
not better traction facilities for the
That the bills provide for a fran
chise of more than 20 years.
And. that the present ordinance of
1907 has ten more years to run.
CHINA BREAKS WITH GERMANY
Washington, March 14. Diplo
matic relations between China and
Germany were broken by China to
day, according to an official message
to tie navy dep't.
The Chinese government has
seized all German merchant vessels,
about six in number, in Shanghai
harbor and the crews have been sent
ashore. Armed guards have been
placed aboard the vessels.
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DEATH NEAR FOR WATERMAN"
Former Judge Arba N. Waterman
was given just a few more hours to
live when physicians examined, him
early today,. His life was being pro
longed by the use of stimulants and
the end was near, his attendants de
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