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Mccormick is again pushed i
into the background
Majority rule on the County Board
again asserted itself yesterday after
noon when President McCormick's
high-handed methods were complete
ly overriden at every point.
The committee began by adding to
McCromick's appointment of a com
mittee to investigate the County
The majority of the County Board
seemed determined to make a rigid
inquiry into the manner in which the
County Hospital has been run under
the regime of Warden W. O. Chap
man, one of McCormick's lieuten
The following names were added
to the citizens' committee: 4
Mrs. Joanna B. Downes, president
of the Illinois Women's Democratic
Mrs. John Heyward of the Political
Mrs. John Emerson Roberts of the
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Guild.
W. H. Cahill, editor of the Chicago
N. D. Cochran, editor of The Day
The Rev. Casimer Gronkowski,
pastor St. Adalbert's Gatholic church.
The full committee meets this aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock in the County
State's Representative Thomas
Curran, chairman of the Illinois leg
islative committee which was ap
pointed to investigate the practices of
charitable organizations, appeared
before the County Board and asked
to be furnished with the names of
all the dependents on County Agent
Joseph Meyer's list.
"In investigating charitable organ
izations I have discovered that a
great many of the societies find a
poverty-stricken family, fill them up
with a lot of advice and then send
them to the county agent for relief.
The county then pays the bill and the
charitable society gets the credit
without giving up anything but ad
vice to the dependent."
Commissioner Fitzgerald then in
troduced a resolution demanding that
Meyer furnish the names. Up to date
Meyer has positively refused to make
public such a list.
The majority also abolished the
position of county attorney now filled
by Carl Chindblom on the grounds
that it was useless to pay a state's at
torney and a county attorney both
to "fill a position that the state's at
torney's office was well able to take
McCormick, however, fought this
like grim death and even after it was
voted through announced that it '
would be carried to court.
A humorous incident occurred at
the close of the meeting. A stylishly-gowned
woman swept to Peter
Bartzen and Prank Ragen.
She drew herself up in queenly
fashion and began to criticize the
two commissioners, very harshly.
Ragen could stand it no longer.
"You know you good society la
dies don't like us because we try to
help the poor instead of the rich," he
"Why, how can you say that," she
answered, and drew herself up still
more. "I help the poor. Why ah
I keep a hired girl."
VILLAGE WIPED OUT
Tokio, Jan. 13. The village of Sa
kurashima was completely wiped out
and numerous surrounding villages
were destroyed as a result of erup
tion of Sakurashima volcano in Ka
goshima Bay. The navy department
has rushed two squadrons to the
WORK FOR UNEMPLOYED IN K. C.
Kansas City, Jan. 13. Unemploy-.
ed men will be put to work in a muni
cipal rock quarry and given forty
five cents in trade for each cubic foot
of rock broken. The city expects to
reimburse itself by selling the crush
ed jproduct to contractors.