"Ernest W. Pittman was an officer
of the taxicab company, was he
(Pittman committed suicide the
day he was to be called before the
grand jury to testify about the al
"And William M. Wood is one of
your best customers?"
The defense objected and was sus
tained. Attorney Coakley failed utterly to
shake the story of Pira on cross-examination.
In the main points the
chauffeur's evidence was the same
as on direct examination.
When questioned again by the
state he remembered his fare be
cause the man had told him to wait
while he went into a saloon.
"He wasn't the kind who goes to
saloons," said Pira.
All the evidence is expected to be
in by Friday night.
MEN OF BIG BUSINESS CALLED
The following men of Big Business
were served with subpoenas to ap
pear before the O'Hara Welfare Com
mission in the Hotel LaSalle next
James B. Forgan, president First
David R. Forgan, president Na
tional City Bank.
John M. Roach, president Chicago
George M. Reynolds, president
Continental & Commercial Bank.
John J. Mitchell, president Illinois
Trust & Savings Bank.
Charles C. Dawes, Central Trust
Chauncey C. Blair, vice-president
Corn Exchange Bank.
Abraham Harris, president Chicago
House Wrecking Co.
All will be questioned as to the
wages paid men and an endeavor win
be made to find out if they and their
like are paying wages so below the
forbad line xp their union employes
Two negroes, charged with attack
ing Clara Feichtinger, 20-year-old
white girl, and mistreating her in
prairie In Morgan Farfo locked up
secretly. Fear violence by vfllagera,
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that it wfll be necessary for the state
to pass a minimum wage law for men
as well as for women.
An attempt to serve subpoenas on
John G. Shedd, millionaire president
of Marshall Field & Co. and J. Buf
fington, president of the Illinois Steel
Shedd was "not in" at the whole
sale house of Marshall Field, nor the
retail house, nor his own home. M.
Blair Coan, chief investigator for the
commission, says that Shedd will be
served if he has to sit up nights fig
uring on a way to catch him.
When told Bufflngton was "out of
town," the commission investigating
said that D. W. Robinson, vice presi
dent of the company, would do just
A clerk beat the investigators to
the telephone, and about two min
utes later Robinson also was "out
KNOW ANY TONGUE TWISTERS?
SEND 'EM IN
Here's a "Tongue Twister" in the
way of a question that Mrs. A. Hel
ford, 1360 W. Madison street, sent in:
"How much wood would a wood
chuck chuck if a woodchuck would
And we can answer it here goes:
A woodchuck would chuck as
much wood as he could, if a wood
chuck would chuck wood.
Here's another one, from F. W. M.,
"She sells sea shells on the sea
shore and the shells she sells axe sea
shells Tm sure."
There are a lot more of 'these nut
tyism "Tongue Twisters" lying loose
around somewhere. We're waiting for
someone to send them in to the
"Tongue Twister" Editor of. The Day
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