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LAST EDITION- . ' ' ONE CENT.
WOMAN HITS GIRL WORKERS AT MEETING OF
8-HOUR BODYFARSON AND OTHERS INDICTED
IN FRAUD CASE NAVAL BATTLE IMPENDING
THE bAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 166 Chicago, Monday, April 12, 1915
COMMONWEALTH EDISON ACCUSED
OF HAVING "YELLOW DOG" FUND
Seymour Stedman, Attorney for James B. Hogarth, Says
Light Trust Spent $301,724.83 for "Counsel Fees"
in 1914 State Body to Investigate Charges.
The Commonwealth Edison Co.
paid $301,724.83 for 'legal expenses"
This money is "a yellow dog fund,"
according to Seymour Stedman, at
torney for J. B. Hogarth in a suit be
fire the public utilities commission to
day for lower light rates.
"We would like to see a statement
of exactly what this big lump of
money fias gone for " said Stedman.
"It was paid out to lawyers. We can
Tinderstand where part of it goes.
Lawyers must have their fees. Court
costs are expensive. Stenographers
require their wages. And part of it
was paid of r stationery and keeping
. "It will takemore than such items
to eat up $301,724.83, however. Legal
expenses of the New York Inter
borough System last year were only
$54,630; the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St Paul Ry, $204,000; the Burlington
Road, $283,000; the Rock Island,
$283,000. We would like to know
why a corporation not doing any
business outside of rCook county has
to pay lawyers more than a transcon
"I would call it a 'persuasion fund.'
I "would like to askMr. Insull before
the commission whether any part of
this fund was paid for creating pub
The Hogarth petition says Sam In
sull and his pals on the Chicago Ene
rvated RailwayB, Collateral trust put