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lieve that the bitterest legal battle
has been laid out by Siegel's attor
news to have their millionaire client
tried for a misdemeanor instead of
It is understood that John D.
Stanchfield, who will defend Siegel,
will invoke a comparatively new law,
effective two years ago, which makes
the offense of submitting a false
statement of financial condition for
the purpose of fraudulently obtaining
money merely a misdemeanor. The
district attorney claims to have in
his possession some of the Siegel
books in which there are discrepan
cies of $1,000,000 or more.
The prosecution also has witnesses
who will swear that Siegel accepted
deposits of from $1 to $100 from the
struggling men and women of the
East Side who made up the bulk of
his depositors, after he knew his
bank to be insolvent. Included in
the evidence the prosecutor win sub
mit evidence tending to prove that
Siegel "borrowed" $16,000 from his
bank and deposited in another insti
tution to his private account.
Siegel will go to trial on Monday
in Genesee, Livingston county, on a
change of venue he was granted. The
work of rounding up witnesses for
the state began today.
SIXTH TERM IS HINTED AT BY
A hint that Harrison will be a can
didate for his present job in the next
election was given out by the pres
ent executive, the wise ones say, in a
talk about subways at the annual mu
nicipal dinner last night.
The fervent manner in which the
mayor spoke caused his followers, to
believe that the subway will be an im
portant plank in his platform if he
does run for affice again.
Some high points in the mayor's
Wants a comprehensive subway.
Willing to see elevated roads and
street railways merge and build subway.
Reviewed the city's scrap with the
Chicago Garbage Co.
Spoke of the progress of the outer
Doesn't believe in charge for use
of bathing beaches.
Upon the Michigan avenue widen
ing proposition, he says that in a
short time Chicago will have "finest
public highway in the world."
Spoke favorably of trade between
South Park Board and I. C. Railroad.
Pleased at vice "cleanup."
Among other things, Harrison said:
"For years I have been convinced
the underlying causes of municipal
corruption and of commercialism in
politics are to be found in the private
ownership of public utilities and in
the performance of public work by
"The legislator is corrupted by the
representative of the utility which
seeks grants of public rights at no
cost or at a trivial cost. The em
ploye is corrupted by the private con
tractor who seeks excessive pay for
poor workmanship and poor ma
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
El Paso, Nov. 6. Excepting a brief
dispatch stating that there had been
fighting between troops of Gen. Fran
cisco Villa and General Venustiano
Carranza, south of Aguas Calientes,
no details of the situation there were
received early today. The Villista
troops are those the constitutionalist
chief has been massing about Aguas
Calientes ever since the peace con
vention met there to settle factional
The impression here is that the
breach between the Carranza and the
Villa-Zapata faction of the constitu
tionalist party cannot now be bridg
ed. Carranza has demanded as an
essential condition to his own resig
nation that Villa and General Emil
iano Zapata be retired from military
activity. This the convention has not
done. Another long period of fight
ing is now expected
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