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President Taft Has a Bully Time in Los Angeles

Oct. 12, 1909, Taft

Oct. 12, 1909: President Taft has a bully time in Los Angeles.

Oct. 12, 1909, Fire 

Oct. 12, 1909: Fire breaks out at 143 N. Gless in “Little Russia.” 

"Eighteen complaints have been filed against members of the Russian colony because of their noisy manner of worship and other disagreeable habits and last night officers were inclined to the belief that someone in the neighborhood set fire to the houses in an effort to get rid of the colony."

And some Chicago police are corrupt.

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