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food shipments to the allies. What
American historical character does
Jake Loeb now compare Mayor
Thompson with, since the mayor en
dorses the views of Oscar M. Heath?
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DOWNSTATE MAYORS BEAT IT
The downstate mayors closed their
conference yesterday, looked the
town over last night, and, in most
cases, left for home today.
The Thompson-Examiner stunt
worked pretty well except in the case
of C. T. Carmody of Mount Carroll,
one of the visitors. He said that the
city papers didn't need to tell the
downstate farmers how to farm be
cause they already knew how.; that
the farmers didn't need to be told to
cultivate all the ground they could
because that was their business to
get all they could and that city chaps
made bum farmers.
BOY WHO KILLED SELF WAS
INNOCENT INQUEST SHOWS -
Randolph Beresford was innocent
when he committed suicide rather
than face the charges of a Philadel
phia girl, it .developed yesterday at
the inquest over his body.
Mrs. M. E. Braunagel, mother of
the girl, is said to have admitted last
night that a mistake was made when
she accused Beresford of wronging
her daughter and demanded that he
marry her or they would expose him
to his father.
GROANS AND SMILES.
Things to groan at: Eggs up a half
cent; flour, $15.20 a barrel; navy
beans, 20 cents a pound; ham, 47
cents a pound; rice, 8 to 12 cents;
Now smile: Potatoes a little cheap
er and onions down considerably;
fresh vegetables coming within reach
of the moderately rich; federal agents
Chicago's coal clique boosted soft
coal 25. cents a ton. No excuse given.
LOCAL WAR NOTES
Eighty "jackies" left for east.
175 men enlisted in" army yester
day. Exmoor Country club will buy am
bulance for Red Cross.
Navy needs coppersmith, brass
moulders and machinists.
Rondout, III., has given all its eli
gible men to Uncle Sam.
Woodiawn contributed eleven re
cruits to marine corps yesterday.
Army and navy recruiting officials
expect to do big business today while
Roosevelt is in town.
Clarence Darrow and Victor Yarros
spoke against conscription at mass
meeting in Haskell hall.
John W. O'Leary, Ass'n of Com
merce president, wired prediction
that conscription would win.
Gov. Lowden named Sam Insull to
represent Illinois at National Council
of Defense conference in Washington
Aid. Thos. J. Lynch will introduce
council measure providing pay for
city employes who enlist. Believes it
will be passed.
W. K. Cochrane, advertising ex
pert, sent suggestion for practical
advertising scheme to get recruits to
Plans prepared for great sham bat
tle in Lincoln park Dewey day. All
militia companies and marine corps
Tachur Naitow, young Japanese,
taken into custody while photo
graphing Chicago av. waterworks.
Will be quizzed by federal agents.
Dr. W. E. O'Neill, Evanston, offers
medical services to any would-be sol
dier or sailor who fails to pass physi
cal examination through some slight
Beginning next week, University
club will go on war rations. One
meatless day weekly; no more pota
toes as side dishes; diners will pnly
have choice of two soups, two kinds
of fish and four entrees.