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In which persons were just offered
the price of a ne what."
John Corbett, real estate dealer
and former partner of George W.
Johnson, and Thomas McGuire, head
of a department store private detec
tive agency, went on Annenberg's
bond. Corbett scheduled $300,000
worth of property; McGuire $30,000
worth of property. Judge Petit ac
cepted the bond.
TAYLOR'S MEMORY EXTREMELY
HAZV ON SOME POINTS
Chicago newspapers and their
peculiar political games were dis
cussed by Election Commissioner
Howard S. Taylor in his testimony
before the Butts legislative commit
tee investigating the Cook County
vote machine deal today.
iaylor admitted that he probably
had the backing of Andrew M. Law
rence, publisher of the Examiner, for
appointment to the election commis
sion. He also admitted he might have
discussed the Empire machine with
Lawrence before it was adopted. His
memory on this point, as well as on
several others, was extremely hazy.
Taylor told, of the career of
Hearst's private Independence
League, on whose ticket he was a
candidate for U. S. senator in 1908.
He said that in the recent election
the party returned to the Democratic
fold and tried to obtain tontrol of
Taylor was unable to recall that
Charles A. Walsh, chief organizer of
the Hearst political party in the
West, and Harry Barr, agent for the
Empire concern, had visited him in
the election commissioners' office,
but said he had discussed voting ma
chines with Walsh in the Examiner
onice, where the latter "had some
little business; circulation depart
ment, I think."
In his testimony Mr. Taylor de
clared the opposition '.to the voting
machines came from Republican
newspapers, but was forced to admit
that some Democratic papers, and
others whose politics he didn't know,
fought the deal.
In answer to a query as to the poli
tics of the Daily News, he said:
"I don't think anybody knows the
politics of the News."
TWO .WOMEN NAMED BY MAYOR
ON SCHOOL BOARD
Mayor Harrison today named Mrs.
Florence Vosbrink, former president
of the Catholic Woman's Club, and
Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britton of the
Juvenile Protective Association to be
members of the school board. The
third new member is Dr. Peter C.
Cleminson, a South Side physician.
Peter Reinberg and Otto Warning
These appointments are believed to
insure the retention of Mrs. Ella
Flagg Young as superintendent of
schools. Her resignation was to be
considered this afternoon at a meet
ing of the board, and it was practical
ly certain that she would be asked
to reconsider her intention to with
draw from active educational service.
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