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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 05, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 32',
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WHERE DO PEOPlE GET OFF?
Where- do the people get off whea
a city corporation counsel who gives
an opinion on "the automatic phone
case is a member of the law firm em
ployed by the automatic telephone
The Woman's Party of Cook Coun
ty is anxious to know, and it wants
Mayor Harrison to give the eanswer.
John W. Beckwith, appointed cor
poration .counsel by Harrison, is a
member of the law firm of Felsen
thal, Beckwith, Wilson & Spengler
That firm is retained by the Illinois
Tunnel Co. in its fight to grab the
automatic phone system.
An attorney for the tunnel com
pany, Ely B. Felsenthal, senior mem
ber of the firm, signed an opinion de
claring the city had no forfeiture
rights to the automatic
As corporation counsel, represent
ing the people of Chicago, Beckwith
signed and handed to the council
committee on gas, light and on, an
opinion saying the city was barred
from seizing the automatic under the
The opinions are so alike that they
are even worded the same in places.
Delegates from the Woman's Par
ty met at the Hotel La Salle yester
day and, after considering these in
teresting things, drew up a resolu
tion demanding an explanation from
Mayor Harrison. i
CHICAGO GRAIN. Wheat and
oats up. Corn even. Provisions
o o r-
SITS OF NEWS
Roswell Smith, slayer of 4-year-pld
Hazel Weinstein, sentenced to
hang Feb. 13. Insanity plea failed.
Sara Cassamon, 517 W. Oak, fined
$100 for carrying concealed weapons.
Rev. L. J. Weeks, Ph. D., will ad
dress unemployed Sunday, 3 p. m.,
at Monroe Hall, Monroe and Sanga
c If R
He I don't think we had "bette
cultivate the acquaintance of the
Chuggerlys. Chuggerlyis a cad.
She I think we had better not bd
so rash. I hear they have just pm
chased a seven-passenger car.
NEW YORK, STOCK MARKET.
Close of bond selling seady; trading
lair and price tone firm.
Unsettled weather with showers
tonight and probably Sunday; not
much change in temperature; lowest
tonight above the freezing point;
fresh to strong northeast winds.
Temperature Friday: Highest, 44j
Entered as second-class matter' April
21, 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago,
IIL, under the Act of March 3, 1879,
By Mail, Except' in Chicago, $3 a Year)