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for 6 days' work,' that said Jerry
Laughlin, a sergeant of police, grab
bed your oratrix by the arm and jerk
ed. Dulled and twisted it with snnh
violence that it was dislocated at the
elbow and injured your oratrix to
such an extent that she will never
have the full use of her arm again."
14 MORE- ARRESTS
Fourteen arrests were made of girl
pickets yesterday at noon, while a
large crowd, so large as to be almost
a mob, stood on the street as the
patrol wagon drove up and cheered
the girls and yelled:
"We're with you, girls."
No arrests were made in the even
ing and' the plain clothes men van
ished from the street at 7 :15 leaving
only city coppers on duty.
TEN ALDERMEN SUPPORT THE
The telephone merger question
walked quite unexpectedly into the
rooms of the committee on gas, oil
and electric light yesterday and.
found an able champion in Aid. Jas.
P. Burns of the 21st Ward.
Aid. Merriam tried to fight the peo
ple's fight, but the combination be
hind Burns was too much and, while
gaining a few concessions, he lost.
Burns' term expires this year and
he is not a candidate for re-election.
So he should worry what the people
The question of the right of the
Illinois Tunnel Co. to sell the Auto
matic 'phone to the telephone trust
for $6,300,000 came up before the
committee several months ago.
At that time there was consider
able feeling against the merger and
the committee got cold feet and de
cided they would have nothing to do
with the merger until informed how
much of the purchase price would be
added to the capitalization of the Chi
cago Telephone Co., a thing that
would mean increased telephone
, The matter was allowed to rest un
til yesterday, when Att'y Daniel3
tjcii.ijier, representing the company,
walked into the committee room, ,
backed up by State Sen. Samuel Et
telson, and demanded that the com- j
mittee go on record as being either fj
opposed or in favor of the telephone j
Burns immediately picked up thefi
cue and offered a resolution to the,
effect that the committee was in fa-,
vor of the purchase. j
Merriam then began his fight fl
against the scheme. But he had a'v
tough job. Only Aldermen Kearns
and Beilfuss backed him up.
After a long argument a resolu-j
tion stating that the committee was
opposed to the existence of two tele- 0
phone systems was adopted.
Burns bounced back on his feet,,
again and offered a resolution invit-
ing President Bernard E. Sunny of
the Chicago Telephone Co. to appear t
before the committee next Thursday.
The aldermen who stung the peo- .,,
pie and voted in the interest of the
telephone trust are: Burns, Ryan,
Walkowiak, Bowler, Hey, John Had- t
erlein, Twigg, Janovsky, Vavricek
and M. J. Healy. r
Twigg and Vavricek were defeated
in the primaries this year. Merriam,
Kearns and Beilfuss voted for the 1
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