The Chicago Day Book, April 23, 1917.NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
Mayor urges Chicagoans to clean up this week.
Ceo. Davis, 3257 Rhodes, colored, arrested for holdup of Max Robbins, 4707 Calumet av.
Screams of women routed colored burglar from home of Peter G. Rapp, 4336 Sheridan rd.
Mrs. Lillian Washington, colored, 37 W. 51st, punched Policeman Johu. E. Wade, colored, when he arrested her for disorderly conduct.
Walter Jones, 329 N. Oakley blvd, found stabbed in alley rear of 251 N. Western. Wouldn't talk.
Three rescued by firemen from flames in 3-story bldg., 3001-03 Van Buren. Started in rubbish heap.
Mrs. Augusta Reisberg, widow, 1338 S. Springfield av., sole support of nine children, found dead. Gas.
Max Nembo, 63, 425 N. Hamlin av., found dead. Gas.
Wm. Tannhauser, 2120 Bissell, waiter, dead. Gas. Despondent because he couldn't go back to Germany.
Wm. Malcolm, 36, 4644 St. Sacramento av., was crushed to death under the freight elevator in wholesale coffee plant of S. E. Marshall & Co., 44 E. Kinzie, today. Coroner is investigating.
Patrick Delaney, 225 N. Clark, bartender, arrested for striking W. J. Alberg, 228 N. Lockwood, over head with bottle.
Chris Frund, 4226 N. Ashland av., arrested after he and two friends ran up taxi bill and then failed to pay. Others escaped.
158 died of pneumonia last week.
Wade H. Powell, Blakely, Ga., guest at Hotel La Salle, sprung first straw hat on Chicago yesterday.
Body of John Smith, pal of late Police Inspector Shea, who has been missing from his home, 725 Independence blvd., since February, found in canal at Lemont.
John R. Thompson, speaking against kitchen extravagance, said there is enough food thrown away in U. S. to feed all Germany.LOCAL WAR NOTES
Elks will aid recruiting.
Mechanics needed for navy.
Emile Bastien suggests that grocers adopt non-delivery plan to cut prices.
Prof. Scott Nearing, speaking at Sunday Evening club, predicted hard times after the war.
Geo. Sobol, 1160 Erie, saved from violence by police after he is said to have stomped on American flag.
N. G. Eighth men were guests of Pres. Comiskey, White Sox ball team, yesterday.
All plans laid for Roosevelt speech in stockyards amphitheater Saturday. No tickets; first come first served. Doors open 7:30 p. m.
Capt. Wm. A. Moffett says that unless U. S. adopts universal service we will be put in position of "slacker hiding behind England's skirts."
Mark Potter, 5515 Woodlawn av.; Alfred Van Duyn, and Arne Mark, Kenilworth, who refused to stand in Orchestra hall during playing of "Star Spangled Banner," will be tried in S. Clark st court today.
New York. Rev. R. F. Berry, Presbyterian clergyman at Brownsville Manor, shot and killed his wife and mother-in-law, wounded his sister-in-law and killed self. Police says he had delusion that women were agents of Kaiser.BASEBALL
Fred Merkle is a cagey cuss. After signing his name to the hotel register in Cincinnati he wrote "Touring" in the space for place of residence. Fred is a fatalist and thinks he may do some more traveling before the end of the season. He opened his Cub career with a double and single.
The coming of Merkle means that Dutch Ruether will do some more southpaw pitching. In his only trial against big leaguers the youngster showed good control and a variety of curves. Mitchell can use another good southpaw to take his regular turn in the box, as Gene Packard seems billed for rescue duty.
Fred Merkle. By Unknown - NY Times, via Corbis, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8853061