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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
INTERESTING BITS OF LOCAL NEWS Twenty persons; mostly women and children, had narrow escapes from death in early morning fire at 540 W. 12th' street. Women tried to jump to the, street, but were restrained. Several were' overcome' by smoke, but were rescued by firemen and policemen. Two patrols of policemen hurried to 1119 S. Marshalfield ave. early today in response to word that a murdered man was in the basement there. The policemen saw the form of a man in the corner. One officer grabbed him and shuddered. The man's head came off. Cheer up, it was a ''straw" man. And the coppers didn't like the joke. Speaking of "straw" men, many a salf-made man worships his own creator. W. R. H. take notice. Third fire in three days in plant of Swift &amp; Co., in the stockyards, occurred today on third floor of Warehouse No. 19, Exchange ave. and S. Loomis street. Peter Baranowski, 11, 527 155th street, West Hammond, pointed "unloaded" rifle at his 5-year-old sister, Anna. She died inst...
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
First floor cellroom in Woodlawn police station condemned by building commissioner. Plumbers working in basement feared floor might fall on them. v Charles Langsman, teamirig contractor, whose barn at 720 W. Congress street was burned Dec. 29, killing seven horses, facing four charges of arson and one of arson with intent to commit murder, preferred by John Galos. former employe of Langsman. Galos says Langsman saturated horses with kerosene. Max Bernahl, 2617 Ward street taken to hospital with feet and hands frozen. Found on front porch of home by his wife. Ecward Lowandowski, 2, dead friwi cold and exposure at home, 055 XV. Ohio street. Mother and three other young children huddled around cot trying to keep warm. Father deserted family three months ago. This is the destitute family to which the Chicago ave. police patrol hauled load of coal few days ago. Patrick Conboy, former policeman at Chicago Ave. station, dismissed from force yesterday. Conboy had been held to grand jury on ...
Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
WRIGHT INSURES LIFE IN MAMAH'S FAVOR Spring Green, Wis., Jan 4. Frank Lloyd Wright, the gentleman who is afflicted with "hegirae," today applied for a $50,000 insurance policy of which Mamah Borthwick, his artmate, is to be the beneficiary. Wright says he recently provided for his wife in like manner, and that he considers his spiritual better half entitled to the same protection as he has given Mrs. Wright. "My wife and children are cared for. They will never be in want," said Wright. "Now I am thinking of this woman. The moment my right arm no longer protects her, she will be cast out into a pitiless, fickle world. Her position is different from that of any other woman in the world. 1 want her always to "be surrounded with comfort, and the artistic." Wright says his business has almost been ruined. But since the departure of the "war correspondents," as Wright calls the Chicago newspaper men, life has settled down into the ordinary routine in the village and at the "bliss bungalow...
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
NATION MOURNS DEATH ' OF "FIGHTING BOB" EVANS Washington, Jan. 4. The national capitol is in deep mourning for the loss of its most picturesque hero "Bob" Evans. The family of the dead admiral today is feeling the full measure of the sympathy of the people. From all over the country, telegrams of condolence are pouring in upon them. To the men of the navy the loss is a personal one. Their feeling was expressed today in thousands of messages to the navy department asking that the body of "Fighting Bob" might lie in state that they may be permitted to look once more upon the features of him whom they felt was the embodiment of all the glori- The department has charge of the funeral arrangements of the admiral. The interment will be very,' plain m keeping with the characteristic democracy of "Fighting Bob." Yet the funeral probably will be one of the most impressive ever seen in Washington. Comrades and cronies of the "beloved warrior already are speeding toward Washington from distant...
Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
...lAjmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 1' FIRST WAR DOG ENTERING PEARL HARBOR History was made when the cruiser California, flagship of Rear Admiral Chauncey Thomas, in command of Captain Harlow, steamed from Honolulu up through the channel tn Pearl Harbor a few days ago and anchored in front of the dry dock, "be California was the first ship fhe navy to enter the new naval 1 in Honolulu. ed, white and blue ribbon 4 bod across the entrance to United States in 1898, and ten years later an appropriation of three millions dollars was made for the straightening of the channel to the harbor and establishing a naval base. In 1V09 the work on the dry-dock commenced. The work on this contract for dredging the channel and bar has been most difficult, much of it being in the hardest kind of coral. Once the excavation for the dry-dock was completed, the false -irbor was the only barriei - ship had to plow her waj : Besides the local army aw1 navy officials, who were guests o fRear Admiral Thomas on thCaliforni...
Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
mmmmmmmmm START WAR ON HIGH COST OF LIVING FEB. 1 The Federated Marketing Club's, which proposes to reduce prices by collective buying through purchasing agents when prices are low, and storing the foodstuffs until needed, will begin operations Feb. 1, according to an announcement by Francis B. Atkinson, secretary of the general committee on organization. According to Mr. Atkinson rapid progress has been made in the work of organization and recruiting members. The plan provides for the formation of local clubs and their affiliation through a general organization. The federation aims to insure purity and honest weight by a system of inspection under direct' control of the clubs, and to provide a market for food industries of the farm and city. The organization will be a means of communication between farmers and other producers who wish to quote prices to groups of city customers. Where the local membership is large enough to justify it, district offices will supply members each day,...
Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
immmmimmmmmmmmm I!. HUMOR By Berton Braley. ("The American Sense of Humor Is Less Pronounced Than in the Past" Quotation from an Editorial.) Oh, once we laughed and we lightly chaffed At the public crook and his ways of graft, And we roared with glee when we came to see Boodle and theft and bribery; But we've lost our sense of fun intense In "bitter jibes at our own expense, And when things aren't right in the public sight Instead of laughing we want to fight. We laughed, in time, at public crime, At the ugly Beast and his wake of slime, By robbers deft we ,were bereft And we laughed to think we had something left; So the laughter throbbed and the robbers robbed And we snickered to think how we were jobbed, And we grew quite red as we patted our head, And "Gee, but we're humorous folks," we said. But these things aren't "cute" somehow; Instead of laughter they start a row! And I'm glad that's flat that we've all said "scat" To a sense of humor as keen as that! SO THOUGHTFUL Illlffis...
Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
iiiPPIiPWiWW SOCIETY GIRLS AS PIERRETTES MAKE" MERRY AT DEBUTANTE'S MASK BALL w us o o N, i - Here are three of the merry dancers at the masquerade ball given in honor of Miss Margaret Draper's debut as a Washington society belle Miss Draper being an heiress to millions. The ball-room was hung .with priceless tapestries and banked around with dajSies. The 300 guests included a daughter and a son of President Taft. The three pierrettes pictured are Miss Gladys Ingalls and Miss Abby Barnard (from left to right above) and Miss Harriet Souther- and (below). "Steady Reader" writes us that he hasn't any bad ha"bits and wants to know what to swear off on. We believe, in his place, we'd take a risk and swear off on ly.ing MMMttifiiftiMtffifififi2&amp;Si2i
Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
"mmmmmmmmmmmmm MUNCY TWINS ARE 93, HAVE NEVER TOUCHED LIQUOR OR USED TOBACCO lL Jill Jrapsr Sam Muncy. Babylon, L. I., Jan. 4. Some men "swear off"' for six months or so and think they ought to get a laurel wreath. Sam and Will Muncy, twins, have gone ninctvthree years "without teching'a drap." "Liquor ain't good for a person" say these oldest prohibitionists. "We're still living and we're going to live many years more. "The boys wc went to school Will Muncy, with and took to drink afterward have been dead these many years. Ain't that the answer?". Neither have the twins, said to be the oldest in the United States, ever used tobacco in any form. The brothers have lived an outdoor life farming and fishing and are as rugged and hearty as men of 60. Their eyesight and hearing arc still good and they work daily on their farms.
Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
RULES FOR LONG LIFE Don't use liquor or tobacco. Go to be early. Work when it's work time: play when it's time to play. Get out in the open air as much as possible and breathe deeply. Live each day as if the next is going to be your last; then you'll never wrong your fellow men. THE DAILY SHORT STORY When Stearns Awoke. Otto Stearns was knov.n to his associates as an unimpassioned, very self-contained orchestra director. Stearns was a wonderful musician, everyone said, although no one had known him to give any particular evidence of his powers. He conducted the orchestra at matinees and other times when the first director felt unable. or unwilling to assume the task. Weimert, a close friend of Stearns', was wont to declare that at heart the latter was fiery and impassioned that he would be the grandest director the world had ever seen if something would only happen to awaken him. No one else, however, held this belief. On a particularly hot. sultryafternoon, the orchestra was giving...
Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
m mmmmmmmmmm confidence fairly drew from the wondering musicians the passionlate notes of the score. Stcarm had become another man. All that he formerly lacked, he now had, and Weimert as he playec' manfully, observed Stearns with the gloating eye of a victor. The number came to a magnificent, crashing close, that started thunders of applause from the meager audience. The day was won, Weimert saw as he glanced at the other city's representatives. There was no longer any doubt but that they would engage the orchestra. Then Weimert turned to the man beside him. "See." he said, as he started to place his instrument in its case. "See, I was right. 1 1 was a giri that one who has been hanging around here for some davs. She wrote a letter to Stearns some time ago, turning him down. Since then she has regretted that action. The letter Stearns looked at this afternoon was her old one. I. put two and two together and had her show herself at a door where Stearns could see her. He used to be a...
Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
THE LORDLY ELEPHANT APPEARS He's One of the Biggest Animals in Mr. Noah's Ark, but He Got Through the Door All Right to Visit Day Book Girls and Boys In India, far across the ocean, they call me "My Lord the Elephant." I am the largest of all the land animals in the world. I am more than twice as large as your papa. My eyes are small and lively. My ears are broad and long and hang down like fans on the sides of my great head. My legs are thick and long. My neck is so short that Mother Nature gave me this trunk to 'reach for my food or drink. All children love to see me feed myself. I often draw a lot of water into my trunk and take a shower bath. I am mous'e colored, but some elephants are white or cream colored. My tusks supply valuable ivory. In India men mount me when they go on tiger hunts. In the olden times we were used in war. For loading and unloading ships in some countries, we are use for the heaviest work. We elephants are very fond of each other, and we always travel in ...
Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
"! Pf ,1! 1 1 lJJIPPPm99PPVPV9lippp9PP J MRS. LITTLETON MAKES A POLITICAL SPEECH FOR CONGRESSMAN HUSBAND WAUCITE) WVLif J Mrs. Martin New York, Jan. 4. The wife of Congressman Martin V. Littleton is a great help to her eloquent husband. Recently he was unable to keep an engagement to address a political meeting. Mrs. Littleton went in his place and made the speech. W. Littleton. And the oratorical brilliance of Mrs. "Peggy O'Brien" Littleton, her intimate knowledge of the big political issues of the day, and her sledge hammer directness in dealing with them, forced the big audience to rise, at the conclusion of her speech, and cheer
Page 27 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
her jis no other woman orator has been cheered before. Mrs. Littleton is a dainty winsome woman, devoted to her husband and to her two children, and the spotlight of publicity is the farthest thing from her thoughts. "Am I a suffraget?" she says. "I can only say what Tdid in my address, that among the 'good things we have inherited and added to are peace, freedom, justice, education, religion, oportunity and suffrage. "Woman is the teacher of men. Her work in politics is to teach her children the love of country, the responsibilities of suffrage, the constitution and laws of the country and how they can be preserved. Her work should begin at the cradle to'make her children good citizens and should only end at the grave." THREE WAYS TO COOK RICE Rice jand Stuffed Onion. Cook till tender 4 good sized onions and 2 cups of rice. Take onions from the water, cut out part of the center, fill with bread crumbs, and bake a nice brown. Pile rice on dish, set onions on the rice, garnish dish w...
Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
WmmvTVTrlmW9m9m9mmmmmBmmm THE PEOPLE OF TOLEDO, O., SET FINE EXAMPLE IN HANDLING STREET RAILWAY SITUATION The way the people of Toledo, O., are handling their tramway troubles is interesting in view of the present situation in Chicago. Under the authority of the city government of Toledo, the people of that city today are refusing to pay more than 3 cents carfare. The street railway company is insisting on 5 cents. The people are permitting the company to evict them from the cars, and then the city attorney of Toledo, is bringing suit on their behalf against the company. The Toledo situation goes back some years to a time when certain of v the street railway company's franchises expired. About the same time, the people had got on to the curves of the Democratic-Republican machine combination, which had been splitting up the spoils of the city for many years. Once on to this bi-partisan machine game, the people became -extremely busy. They formed a new party. It wasn't a Progressive ...
Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
terras) permanent franchises, and calls on the people not to pay more than 3 cents. Also, the city council informed the people that should they re- . fuse to pay more than 3 cents, and be evicted from the cars of the company therefor, the 'legal services of City Attorney Schreiber were at their command. Mayor Whitlock signed this ordinance today, and there are merry doings in Toledo. The people heartily approve of the action of their city council, and are backing the fight for all they are worth. They refuse to, pay more than 3 cents. The street railway company employes wont take 3 cents, and put those who refuse to pay 5 cents, off the cars. Then the evicted ones hike to City Attorney Schreiber, and ask him to get busy. Meantime, the Big Con is howling bloody murder, and predicting loss of "big business" and everything else for Toledo except earthquakes. It threatens to discontinue service on those lines where franchises have expired. It threatens to go into a receivership. The peo...
Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
mmmmmmmmmmm WHAT HAPPENED OUTSIDE CHICAGO 3,500 were reported missing from New York in 1911. Police found 2,000. But 1,500, of whom 1,000 are girls between 14 and 20, never have been heard of. National Baseball Commission reported to have found "goat" on whom to lay blame of ticket scalping scandal during world's series. Magistrate Harrison, Evanston, offers bribe of pound of tea free to every couple married by him this year, who admit the girl "popped the question." Police Chief Duncan, Centralia, 111., has prohibited society women playig cards for prizes. Says he'll raid card parties, "at homes" and receptions. Jacob Luskat, South Bend, Ind., pleaded guilty to stealing bucket of coal worth 25 cents. 25 hours in jail. British government today ordered large detachment of troops to Canton, China.. Believes resumption of warfare between republicans and imperalists is imminent. Rumor that Shefket Pasha, former minister of war and leader of Young Turk army which forced Abdul Hamid from ...
Page 31 [Newspaper Page] — The Day Book — 4 January 1912
m tional convention." (Also heavy stuff.) From the wilds of Nebraska: "I cannot conceive of myself as "being a candidate." (Meaning: Muh flirting days are over. Alas, I'm an old sniff' maid.) From Oyster Bay; Silence vast as the sea. (Meaning, anything you darn please.) Oscar W. Underwood, leader of the Democratic House majority, respectfully declines to attend the Jackson Day banquet at which W. J. B. is to speak. Considering that Oscar once took occasion to connect the aforesaid initials with a "shorter and uglier" word from the floor of the House, not much else could be expected. ' A heroic figure has passed from the national life. A man beloved by the people is no more. Let the nation mourn "Fighting Bob" Evans is dead. Excelsior Motor Works and garage, 25 automobiles and a 10house terrace were destroyed by fire caused by dropping of cigarette in oil at Winnipeg today. H. M. Dearing, 73, cashier of the closed Albion National Bank, Albion, Mich., and his son, "Palmer M. Dearing, ...
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wmmmmmmmmmmm .1 V"".- - FORDANCING SCHOOL AND SUNDAY BEST If mother wishes her five-year-oM daughter to have a dainty dancing school frock let her purchase foot deep embroidery flouncing. Nothing is prettier for wee women and when the summer comes such a frock will serve for Sundav best. Attorney declares, millionaire packers are ground -"between the millstones of producers and consumers. Isn't that a tJliamc? m mmjatjmmmtm