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CHICAGO NEWS IN BRIEF
The new telephone ordinance is
now working. Supposed to benefit
subscribers by $500,000 reduction in
charges, and employes 320,000 in in
creased wages and $100,000 for pen
sion fund. Company will establish
a bureau of complaints and city will
appoint a telephone commissioner.
Woman's Aid, 10,000 members, and
Health Commissioner Young have
wired protest to Springfield against
basement bakery bill. This bill would
permit unsanitary bakeries in base
ments. Judge Baldwin has-taken posses
sion of all ballots, poll lists and vot
ing machines used in November elec
tion. Locked them in special vault
under guard. Will decide on Hoyne's
motion to oust Judge Cooper's spe
cial state's attorney tomorrow.
Chicago Auto Club wants citato
build public garage for autos under
Grant Park. Campaign started.
Pres. McCormick couldn't get
enough votes to give the Cooper spe
cial grand jury $15,000. Withdrew
the motion until Thursday. Board
censured Catherwood, head of Coun
ty Civil Service Commission,, by re
jecting as unfair to organized labor
Catherwood's recent examination of
elevator conductors at County Hos
pital. Annual book fair of publishers at
Palmer House says for every volume
of six best sellers sold a carload of
Bibles is manufactured.
Senator J. Ham Lewis, Judge
'Goodwin, Rev. John Timothy Stone
and Judge Seaman penalized 50 per
cent for not listing property for tax
ation. Every kind of beef will go up from
two to three cents and stay up for
some time. Excuse given scarcity
. Robert Edmundson, 8, 3538 S.
Oakley av., probably fatally injured
when cake of ice fell on him while
he was hitching on Consumers' ice
Women of Chicago will probably
hold big suffrage demonstration at
Grant Park, July 4.
Twenty people injured when two
street cars collided at 22d st. and
Building Commissioner Ericcson
ordered police to close Rhodes Av.
Hospital and Monroe St Hospital.
Joseph Skalla killed and two men
injured when tree fell in front of
4710 Prairie av.
Carl Johnson, 8826 Princeton av.,
member of Bricklayers' Union, found
dead at W. 62d and S. Western av.
Otto Gemrich, 2145 Clybourn av.,
went suddenly insane from heat
Seized iron bar and crushed-two
young daughters' heads and injured
wife and son.
Municipal Judge Uhlir, Court of
Domestic Relations, became father
of 13-lb. boy yesterday.
Hariloos Sitoogeorgopulos and Eu
gene Constandinidou were married
Peter Reinberg turned in resig
nation as president and member of
school board. Tired of scrapping.
Mayor may not accept resignation.
Seven men imperiled When two
sloops at Columbia Yacht Club broke
loose during storm and were dam
aged. Life saving crew to rescue.
State's Attorney Hoyne filed quo
warranto proceedings in Circuit
Court against Metropolitan, South
Side and Union elevated companies.
Charges watered stock.
Thomas Jones, 23, Berryville, Va.,
Northwestern University student, fell
three floors. Both legs broken.
Committee of Fifteen will hold
conference with Chief McWeeny
and Corporation Counsel Sexton rel
ative to vice conditions, Friday.
County Commissioner Frank Ra
gen attacked Robert Catherwood,
president of county civil service
board, 'at county board meeting.
Health Commissioner Geo. B.
Young sent letter to eVey member
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