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argument last night showing the city
has fulT layful rights to take the
Automatic, that the Automatic has
beep one of the rottenest francbise.
breakers that ever got a free privi
lege from the city, and that a suit to
take the property away frohr-the Ar
miur interests under the forfeiture
clause wfll probably win in he courts.
At this point, when the case looked
worse for the Armour interests t;han
any time before, Aid. Bergen moved
to kift the forfeiture ordinance. He
"Because we have the right to take
this property does not mean that we
must taVe it Daht this committer
wants to do is what is for the best
interests of Chicago. I know I'll be
criticized for my position, but I don't
mind criticism when I'm voting for
what I think is right. I move these
ordinances be placed on file."
Aid. Bettkoske seconded. He ar
gued people of Chicago have recused,
to take Automatic phone service and'
therefore owners should not be punished.
Aid. Walkowiak said he wanted
more information before voting and
sugegsted Pres. B. F. Sunny of Chi
cago Telephone Co. he called before
committee. Aid. Utpatel agreed with
this fl Walter Fisher, special coun
sel for Mayor Thompson, said city's
rights in court would be "seriously in
jured" and its record not clear on fori
feiture if the committee placed ordi
nances on file. Berge nthen with
drew motion and Pettkoske his second.
SEBEN COME LEBEN $50
Larry Montgomery, who admitted
his occupatio ato be that of' a crap
shooter, was fined $50 by Judge
Goodnow on a charge of obtaining
money under false pretenses.
Richard Knight, employment agent
inspector, received the complaints of
mothers who told how Montgomery
had obtained money from them to get
their boys jobs as Board of Trade
messengers and work in a factory.!
Knight prosecuted him. in court ye&
terday. Monteomerv was arrested while
t hanging abound a poolroom.
ITALIAPi AIRMEN RAID THE
Rome. Determined attempt to
'wreck the defenses of. Goritz. King
Victor Emanuel, accompanied by his
cousin, Duke d'Aosta, speeding up
and down Italian front, personally di
recting the artillery fire and encour
aging his troops.
Italian airmen are raiding Austrian
front without challenge fr,om enemyjs,
aviators. Railway station at Na,bre
sina has again been bombarded from
Heavy bombardment of Platzvdse
fort in Upper Ansici valley continuing
and part of Austrian work in flames.
During vigorous attack north of
Goritz 65 Dalmations threw up their
hands in, token of surrender but were
instantly made targets for Austrian
riflemen; 28 killed.
Petrograd. Grand duke's armies
not only'have halted Austxo-German
advance on Lublin, but have taken
offensive and are driving Mackensen
back on wide front extending from
mouth of river Podlip to south of
Fighting on several fronts in Po
land west and north of Warsaw.
London. Steamer Erlesmere sub
marined with loss of one life.
Athens. Allied warships, accom
panied by air flotillas, conducting sys
tematic bombardment of Asia Minor
coast town from gulf of Adramyti to
gulf of Phoenix. Smyrna, Vourja and
Aivali have been heavily shelled.
WALSH, MOTHER JONES AND
BUCHANAN TO SPEAK
The big labor meeting at Garrick
theater Sunday afternoon will hve
Congressman Frank Buchanan on
the program -along with Mother Jones
and Frank P. Walsh, chairman U. S.
industrial relations commission.