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THREE NEUTRAL VESSELS ARE SUNK
HOME RULE FOR CHICAGO IS IN DANGER
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 211 Chicago, Friday, June 4, 1915 3!
CRIPPLES HIT HARD BY
Corporations Ahead $1,000,000 Through Judge Smith's
Decisions Cripples and Widows Lose About
One-third of Cases Juries and Lower Court
Judges Reversed on Facts.
' Frederick A. Smith, judge of the
appellate court, is asking voters to
cast ballots for him next Monday and
put him back on the bench.
Frederick A. Smith has been sit
ting as judge of the appellate court
eleven years. In that time Frederick
A. Smith has knocked out of court
more than 200 cases which had been
won in the lower courts against the
Chicago City Railways Co., the Chi
cago & Western Indiana Ry. and
By and through these decisions of
Judge Frederick A. Smith these cor
porations were saved the cost of pay
ing about $1,000,000 to -crippled
workmen, tb widows'whose husbands
were killed and to children whose fa
thers met death by fault and negli
gence of these corporations.
To put it another way: Cripples,
widows and children got about
$1,000,000 from damages awarded
them by action of juries and judges in
the circuit courts. The cases were
then appealed by the corporation
lawyers. And Judge Frederick A.
Smith then took away from the crip
ples, widows and children the $1,000,
000 awarded them by juries and
judges in the lower courts.
The Chicago City Railways Co.,
the South 'Side company of which