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grand jury. Placed under $1,000 bohd
for alleged egg theft. - -
George Cunningham and William
Geis, clerks in collector's office, ar
rested for disorderly conduct.
Nicholas Hunt, former police in
spector, sued for $25,00L.. Allen J.
Perdue, negro, claims false arrest for
Curtis Sash and Door Co. plant,
2355 Blue Island av., damaged by fire.
Mrs. May Gibson, 2238 Calumet av.,
wants $25,000 from Louis J. High
land. Alleged breach of promise.
Daniel Walsh given $5 bill to get
change, beat it. Arrested. Miss Edna
Estimated revenue of Cook county
for 1914 $13,132,883.
Two more municipal bonds sold.
Michael Cozzi and Samuel Fendog
na fined $10ff and costs for carrying
Five' to face trial in vote fraud
WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
Last 'night's "council session was
very short owing to the illness of
Mayor Harrison and Aid. John A.
Before adjourning, however, an or
dinance to prevent smoking on the
front platforms of street cars was
presented by Aid. Fisher and referred
to the committee on health.
Referred to the finance committee
a resolution introduced by Aid'. Hey
asking that the city celebrate the
fiftieth anniversary of the turning
over of the site of Lincoln Park for
park purposes. Celebration to be held
March 14. '
Referred to the committee on rail
way terminals a resolution introduc
ed by Aid. Merriam asking for the
preparation of a plan for the appoint
ment of a committee of experts to de
vise a scheme f orthe investigation of
future railway terminals.
Approve, the mayor's appointment
of Henry Ericsson, building commis
sioner;' Charles Kallal, city architect,
and John Campbell as members of
the board of mason examiners.
Referred to the railway terminals
committee a communication from the
citizens' terminal plan committee
asking that authority be granted by
the council for carrying on its work
so as to make its actions official.
KERN SAYS TAFT ORDERED THE
BUCKET SHOP CASE SETTLED
Former. State's Attorney Jacob J.
Kern threw a bombshell into the fed
eral building when he said that
Former President Taft had ordered
the McHie bucket shop case settled.
This was in refutation of the insinua
tion that $13,000 was paid to federal
officials to allow McHie to go free.
"At the time of the McHie case,"
said Kern, who was McHie's attor
ney, "I called on President Taft, go
ing" oyer the heads of the federal offi
cials here on account of my long
standing 'friendship with Taft. He
called Attorney General Wickersham
on the telephoneand told him to give
me anything within reason.
"I went to see Wickersham and laid
the whole case before him. We then
agreed upon the. fine. Every' one
knows that Charles F. DeWoody and
I fought each other bitterly at that
The grand jury is also- anxious to
learn if the telegram published a few
weeks ago in the Examiner and'pur-porting-to
be from Jack Johnson was
really sent by the negro.
In this telegram it was asserted
that Johnson had given Roy Jones
$25,000 which he was to distribute
among federal officials so that John
son might get out of the country. It
also told of a chicken dinner given
to federal officials in the old "Cafe
Subpoenas were, issued yesterday
for officials of the Postal and the
Western Union Companies to appear
before the grarid jury and testify as
to whether telegram was received.