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o arrest and conviction of murderer
of George Prince, jeweler.
Att'y Forest Smith to demand trial
board proceedings against Police Op
erator John Dixon. Quarreled over
One-third of $26,000 estate of
William Sear left to daughter, Mrs.
Louise Van Keuren, acquitted in 1913
of killing her husband.
JUDGE RULES AGAINST JUDGE IN
Attorney John Herrick and Prosi
ly aent u. a. uusDy oi tne unicago sur
face Lines got a decision from Judge
Brentano yesterday which threw out
of superior court the suit of State's
Att'y Hoyne against the surface lines
j The surface lines are not responsi
ble to anybody anywhere for the way
they run their cars, has been the ar
gument of Hoyne's assistant, Glenn
Plumb. They have all rights and
privileges conferred on them by the
unification ordinance as though they
are a corporation but they have nev
er taken out corporation papers, have
no treasury, and can't be reached
with fines or pail sentences, accord
ing to Plumb.
After arguments were in, Judge
Brentano took less than two min
utes to speak these words throwing
the case out:
"I have little to asy in the matter.
But I have come to a decision that
the order of Judge Goodwin. should
be vacated. I have so ordered."
Early in February Judge Goodwin
gave Hoyne leave to file information
In quo warranto proceedings. Judge
Brentano by his decision yesterday
goes straight against Judge Goodwin.
COUNTY HOSPITAL AIDS HIT
A suit which if successful will
throw the whole attending staff of 88
physicians at the County hospital out
of their jobs was filed by Dr. Amie P.
Heineck. It will go to trial Monday.
Jhe bill will demand reinstatement
of the civil service ilst which was dis
carded when fraud charges were pre
ferred after the examination of Dec
The list of candidates for the
county job was thrown out in 1912
because it was alleged that the suc
cessful ones had been coached with
a list very much like the one used in,
the final examination.
LABOR RAPS MERIT BODY
Charging that the efficiency divi-
sion of the civil service commission
created "only soft jobs for investiga
tors" and is not worth $40,000 spent
on it yearly, the Chicago Federation
of Labor in a letter to the mayor and
council took a rap at the office. The
council was asked to abolish the di-t.
- "Wen the city's annual budget wag
made up," the letter continued, "the
representatives of this division got
very busy with their pencils and de-i
vised ways and means to declare that
because of incompetency, inefficien
,c& etc., mne should not get the wages
which have been appropriated for
-.them. It was also recommended that
there be demotion, or, as it is better
known, a reduction in pay.
"We do not believe that a man who
has passed a civil service examination
and who, fortunately" pr unfortunate
ly, becomes a city employe becomes a
city loafer and that the city should bo
put to the expense of watching him,
CHICAGO HAS LEPER
Chicago has another leper. Thi3
time the city faces a hard problem
because the patient even if he is
proven a leper cannot be deported.
Ignatz Kolakowski, 670 Fay st, a
street sweeper, is the victim.
The patient because he has lived in
the city for 18 years must be cared,
DOESN'T SOUND. RIGHT
"Allies continue to gain in cham
pagne" reads p. headline.
Wh-a-at? And they keep" telling
us that they're suffering oyer thereS