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'ness already defeated through any
tactics' which may be employed by
the public service- corporations."
f If home rule is beaten it can be
blamed on the "Insull interests." This
is admitted all round- Sam Insull sits
as chairman of directors in four of
the biggest utilities with offices in
Chicago. These are the Common
wealth Edison, the Chicago Elevated
Railroads Collateral Trust, the North
ern Utilities Co. of Illinois, the Public
Service Co. Besides, Insull sits as di
rector in the People's Gas and other
Rep. Medill McCormick last night
blamed the "Insull interests" for their
stand against home rule. He said:
"I have receiyed a telegram from
Gilbert Porter, representing the Insull
interests, asking to be heard again.
The Insull interests are candidly
against the home rule Ml. Mr. Busby
speaking for the Chicago surface
lines, is conditionally opposed to the
"A subcommittee from the legisla
ture will meet in Chicago Saturday
and hear Att'y Porter for the Insull
interests and Att'y Miller for the sur
face lines and the comment of city
representatives, and then prepare a
Dill for submission to the whole committee."
TRIAL OR MRS. BROCKINGTON
ON IN COUNTY COURT
With all of the most prominent so
cial service workers in the city on
the side of the prosecution, the trial
of Mrs. Marion Brockington began
yesterday in the county court, with
Judge Holmes on the bench, on an in
sanity petition signed by Policewom
an Alice Clements. "
This petition was signed after Mrs.
Brockington had been charged by
Mrs. Leonora Z. Meder of the Public
Welfare Bureau with attempting to
blackmail her on the strength of
some information she says Mrs.
Brockington claimed to have.
Mrs. Meder yesterday repeated the
siory of the alleged blackmailing at
tempt and Alice Clements, sajd sie
signed the petition on which Mrs.
Brockington was taken to the psy
chopathic hospital and is now on trial
on the strength of a conversation
she had with Mrs. Brockington a year
ago at which time she says the fetter
threatened to "get" Mrs. Meder and
Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britten.
Police Officer Thomas Gray said he
and his partner had been assigned to
the case by first deputy of police; that
he had gone to the office of Mrs
Brockington's lawyer and found her
there, and that she attempted to
climb down the fire escape.
Mrs. Meder said Mrs. Brockington
told her she "had the goods on her"
and demanded $200 for the evidence
she had accumulated. Mrs. Meder
says she screamed for help and had
Mrs. Brockington arrested.
That case is still pending. When
the first petition to prove insanity
was sworn out against Mrs. Brock
ington and she was taken to the De
tention hospital she was released on
a habeas corpus by Judge Cooper.
This resulted in a new warrant and a
- George Bell, 4221 S. 5th av., at
tempted to hang self in Stanton av.
station. Arrested for disorderly con
duct. Arthur Greiner, aiito dealer and
racing driver, may get divorce today.
Judge Foell indicated he would sign
George Wattle, Indian, arrested in
front of home at 308 N. Curtis, for
Fred Gallish, 917 Wells, arrested on
charge of attacking Dora Seal, 2829
Vernon av., at Chestnut and Wells.
Oliver Martin, 19, arrested at Chi
cago av. and Wells, confessed he had
robbed an old woman of purse con
Special police guard' protected
Anne Morgan, daughter of late mon
ey king, from visitors at Blackstone
hoteL On way to exposition.