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'flagmen and dead engineers'.
But does it not seem aa if the
blame for the 13 dead of Western
Springs should rest on the rail
road that ran 3 fast trains 12
minutes apart, ard forced its en
gineers' to "rnake up time" in a
Surely the blame rests more on
the railroad, than on the engineer
who "had to make up time," and
died doing it.
Meantime the Rock Island rail
road has issued appeal to its em
ployes to "save a dollar a day"-by
more careful handling of freight
and freighf equipment.
And, meantime, the 52 rail
roads east of Chicago arje' fight
ing, tooth and nail, the demand of
th engineers for a raise in wages.
There is only one real glimmer
of hope in the situation. Belknap,
the Interstate" Commerce Com
mission expert, asked his ques
tionsas if he meant business.
Perhaps Belknap will carry
such a report back to the Iriter-r
state Commerce Commission at
Washington as will start some
thing. Probably Darrow's real crime,
in the eyes of capital, was that he
took the side of the worker.
Plans for state law regulating
private banks in Illinois drawn
up. Submitted to Pres. Harris,
Illinois State Bankers', Ass'n.
It's high time Illinois had some
such law. 'Private bankers," who
disappear as sbon as they gather
in a goo'dly co!lection.bf deposit
ors' money, are becoming alto
gether too common.
Blackmail charge against Rose
Moody, who accused J. H. Mc
Neilly, South Side caterer, of be
ing the father of child she never
had, may be dropped.
Miss Moody now has told new
story, involving prominent South
Side business man and physiciah.
One gathers that the Wrecker
Herald has some grudge against
Aid. Michael Kenna.
Now the fur WILL fly. The
Bull Moose is to be turned loose
in Illinois against the donkey
Ten keepers of disorderly re
sorts in South Side levee fined $50
by Judge Beitlef.
Frank Bolder, negro, attempt
ed to collect $1.50 owed him by
Joe Farzeson, 3116 Cottage
Grove ave., with razor. Jail and
807 Chicagoans have been bit
ten by vicious dogs in the last six
months, accordin gto police rec
ords. Which makes it worth while
mentioning once more that Chi
cago Has a muzzling law.
John Bretek, 551 W. 20th st,
broke up housekeeping, beginning
with dishes, and ending with his
wife. Judge Walker. $100 and
Bretek explained that it "was
tlie drink I had in" me:" Judge
Walker ruled he shouldn't have
had the drink in him..
Ge'o. Berg,' Lake Cloud, Mich.,
arrested .after stabbing Alec
Nigel, 117 W.Michigan.
Joe Meyer, 1158 Townsend St.,
having .had plentiful sufficiency of
drinks, stood in front of Division
st car at Wells, and- refused to