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fetiure? I vote to order the cor
poration counsel to starl; suit and try
Aid. Rodriguez This question has
been stalled "too long. I have not been
a practicing lawyer "very long, but I
think I know enough to offer the
judgment that the city has good
grounds for making a fight. The
courts may decide against us. That
does not change my belief that by all
justice the automatic phone system
belongs to the city.
Aid. Littler Sometimes the courts
decide the reverse of the corporation
counsel. We have had that happen.
A citizens' committee independent of
the city litigated over 162 acres of
land claimed by the Illinois Central.
The courts decided the precise oppo
site to the opinions of the corporation
counsel and the mayor in that mat
ter. Aid. Kjellander Attorneys for the
automatic phone company came be
fore the gas-oil committee and
claimed they had more than 20,000
subscribers. They deliberately said
something not true. Let us compel
them to give up what rightfully be
longs to the city. Phone service now
is abominable. Perhaps if we go
ahead on this in 10 or .15 years we
will get decent phone service.
Aid. Mulac If there is any joker
in the ordinance when passed, let's
find out soon as possible. The quick
est way is for the corporation coun
sel to bring suit.
Aid. Krause The corporation
counsel's business is to go ahead and
do the best he can for the people and
as the city council orders. Any time
he can't do that let him resign.
Aid. De Priest Before you force
unpleasant duties on the new cor
poration counsel let him give an opin
ion on this. The arbitrary confisca
tion of any property is against the
law of Illinois. You may meet with
failure trying to confiscate. Courts
are not in session during the summer.
Delay at this time is advisable.
2M. McCorniick What is a cor
poration counsel for if not to try
cases for the city as ordered by the
city council. If Mr. Folsom thinks
he can't fight for the city in this, let
him say so and we can get other
These eight aldermen voted against
the forfeiture order: Coughlin, Ken
na, DePriest, Martin, Utpatel, Szyni
kowski, Bowler and Powers.
BITS OF NEWS
Mrs. Abei Boerema, Oak Park,
dead. Auto accident. Grand Rapids.
Chauffeur wanted $35 taxi fee.
Chas. H. Osburn, 618 N. 5th av., pro
Mechanical burglar alarm scared
Jas. Wallace, grocer, 3211 S. State, to
death. Heart trouble.
Edw. Strand, 53, 3113 N. Kilpatrick
av., asphyxiated. Suicide.
Emil Kudzra, laborer, Blue Island,
killed. Rock Island train.
Arrest of two members as Copper
smith murder suspects has hurt the
cause of Christian Industrial league
says Supt Rev. Geo. A. Kilby.
Three men threw Mark Harris into
basement of his saloon, 500 N. Mor
gan. Stole $25.
Three men arrested on Ashland av.
car for picking pockets. Started fight
Railroads will not contest Inter
state Commerce Commission's recent
order telling them to sever connec
tions with lake boat line.
Special committee of county com
missioners to probe 111. Training
School for Nurses before letting con
tracts. London. Lord Kitchener in the
house of lords announce, "Since Ger
many persists in use of gas bombs,
allies must protect themselves by use
of similar methods."
After July 1 one will be able to open
a postal savings account by mail. At
present only patrons of an 'office
where there is a' postal bank can
carry a postal account.