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Claimed he pulled long feather that
tickled wife in eye. Exhibited feather
in cpurt. Discharged.
Warrant issued for Arthur Ban
king, 4388 Clarendon av., wanted by
Banning Company-, -.778 Milwaukee
av., for alleged $5,00 shortage.
Orders, to arrest "mashers" in En
glewood district has stopped would
be flirts from annoying "hello" girls.
Sudden acquisition of wealth
blamed for shooting of Louis H.
Reval. Wife claims riches broke up
.Congressman A. J. Sabath and
Harry Lipsky's names brought into
school site scandah Witness admitted
valuation of sites was raised in deed.
Benedetto Cario, grocer 7737
Greenwood av., threatened by i'Black
Hand." Given police protection.
Charles H. Foster, president of
Cadillac Co., of Illinois, sued for di
vorce. 'Phone call to other woman
cause for action. ' r
Mrs. Margaret John, Detroit, Mich.,
icame here to ?marry. Sent would-be
groom, Jwight L. Price, Buffalo, N.
Y... 54,7.09. Still ;waiting.
Ordinance introduced in council to
force all motorcabs .to carry meters.
Said to be aimed at Parmelee Com
pany. Charles Neumaji, one.ofthe.sjx in
vestigators suspended in city attor
ney's office, fqr doing outside .work,
30,000 were enrolled in Chicago
evening schools. 20,000 average at
tendance. Is 16 per cent increase.
Chicago Aero Club to send aviator
to Prance. Representative will com
pete in big cup race.
COUNCIL COMMITTEE FAVORS
THE TELEPHONE GRAB
Members of the city council com
mittee on gas, oil and electric light
were driven out into the open yes
terday in theiidesperate efforts to
pass the telephone merger. They
managed to vote as favoring the sale
of the Autpmatip to the Chicago
Telephone Co', for $4,000,000.
They insisted on allowing1 theGhiJ
cago Telephone Company to absorb
the automatic even though President
Bernard E. Sunny df the Chicagoo
Telephone Co. appeared before them
and admitted that it would add $4,
000,000 to the capitalization of the
that will cost the public about $280,- fi
000 a year more in, telephone rates,
according to Ald.Chas. E. Memam.
The following aldermen fought for
the -telephone' trusts
Joseph,Ryan, Prank J. Vayricek, S.
S. Walkowiak, James B. Bowler, Jas.
P. Burns, Jacob A. Hey, John Hader
leiri, Charles Twigg, Felix B. Janov
sky and Marthi J. Healy.
These men fought against the mer
ger: MerriamK Block, Kearns, Beil
fuss, Bradshaw and Sitts. x
State's Sen. SamEttelson and Dan
Schuyler appeared as .counsel for the
Illinois Telephone & Telegraph Cq.,
owners of: the automatic, and urged
"Unless the public express itself
promptly . and. emphatically," said
ATd. Merriam a,t the close. of the meet
ing, it will wake up to find the cap-,
italization of the Chicago Telephone
Company increased by $4,000,000
and will find itself, .paying $280,000
more a year in telephone rates, t And
this will be done.without any investi
gation to determine whether or not
the, property transferred really is tha
city s or to what use the property will
be put -by the Chicago Telephone
Company. Most of it probably will
be thrown in the junk pile, but the
public will pay lor it."
Serious chafes, are contained in.
a -warrant-sworn out against Harry
N. Waterfall, wealthy" theater ticket
agent, yesterday by Gerfrude Fried-
lander. Thewarrant was obtained in.
the Court of-iDomestic .Relations.
Waterfall haB been before the pub
lic through his matrimonial troubles
and later through ttie ticket scalping