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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 19, 1912, Image 5

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Mrs. F. A. Wilcox, signal op
erator, admitted to coroner's jury
that Western Springs wreck nev
er, would have occurred if she had
not mistaken telephone message.
Mrs. Wilcox also made "flat
statement that 3 engineers in suc
cession ran past her stop signal
without paying attention to it.
Geo. H. Eno, engineer of the
wrecked Limited, said he did not
see Mrs. Wilcox's signal to stop
until within a few feet, on ac
count of fog.
Annual Novena of Catholic
church in honor of St. Anne in
progress at St. Anne's Cathedral,
California ave. and 39th place.
Thousands of the" halt, the lame
and the "blind are flocking to the
cathedral to kiss the acred relic
"part of the wrist bone of St.
Anne and get relief from their
ills.
Aids. Cermak, Janovsky and
Sitts were appointed subcommit
tee to investigate electric' light
rates for city.
Corporation counsel has decid
ed that city has right to fix rates
that shall be charged by the Com
monwealth Edison Co. Council
decision will fix rates for next 5
years.
Lieut. Joe Lillig, truck com
pany No. 32, badly injured when
Kedzie ave. car struck hook and
ladder truck on which he was rid
ing at W. 24th and S. Kedzie av.
Mrs. Rebecca West, 1640 N.
Leavitt St., sued John Stanaitis,
tailor, for recovery of $27 on coat
which did not fit.
When case came before Judge
Fake, Stanaitis indignantly. ( de
clared that Mrs. West had grown
0 inches' around bust since coat
was made, and that was why it
-didn't fit.
Judge Fake refused to believe
that any woman grew six inches
around bust in 10 months, and
gave judgment to Mrs. West.
Sam Insull has taken a lot of
options on power plants in Cen
tral Illinois, and now is going to
educate the people down there in
how to make a good thing out of
public utilities.
Francis S. Peabody, pres. of
Peabody Coal Co., is in on the
deals with Insull a fine combi
nation, but not fo,r the people of
Central Illinois.
Frank W. Solon has been given
permanent appointment as super
intendent of streets, which shows
what civil service amounts to in
Chicago.
Solon has been holding down
the jo"b as "temporary superinten
dent of streets" for some time.
Foolish citizens thought this
"temporary" was until such time
as the civil service examinations
were held, and the best man ap
pointed. The civil service examinations
were held. Solon was beaten in
them by Walter G. Leininger,
and now Solon has been appoint
ed permanently.
Solon was fired by Mayor
Dunne and reinstated at the close
of Mayor Dunne's administra
tion. Solon was fired by Mayor
Busse, and now he's back again.
Both under Dunne and Busse,
Solon was given a hearing before
the trial board before beinc fired.
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