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Investigator in Corporation Counsel j
Folsom's office. $2,000 a year.
Settlement of carpenters' strike
booms business of material mills.
Eddie Cause, Hammond, Ind.,
killed by motorcyclist in front of his
home. Year ago his brother was
lrillA1 Vtt m r ryfTr a An coma atllt"
Water 72 degrees 100 feet off Wil
son beacn yesterday.
Mrs. Annie Bubolz, 3544 Princeton
av., succeeded in second attempt to
kill self." Cut throat. Tried gas first
Ella Hausner, 1130 S. Desplaines,
failed to go to work with sweetheart,
Otto Litvan, 1112 S, Desplaines, for
first time in six years yesterday. Left
work early and found he had suicided
Coroner Hoffman wants law pre
venting people from crossing streets
except at corners. 99 people killed
by autos since Jan. 1.
' '.Julius Taylor, editor of Broad Ax,
negro newspaper, fined $100 on a
charge of libel. Case came before 19
Coroner Hoffman boosting lajw
compelling hospital to accept emer
gency cases without challenge. pme
hospitals bar people because of ina
bility to pay, says coroner.
Mrs. Adeline Holbrook brought be
fore judge for failing to let husband
see child. Charges he attempted to
get boy to stay with him by promis
ing no school.
Four jurors tentatively accepted in
trial of Detectives Egan and O'Brien,
' Col. Roosevelt, in town for two
hours, had nothing to say. Went for
f" drive through Lincoln Dark.
A o o
RIVERVIEW IN FUNNY TANGLE
Riverview Park is in a queer finan
cial tangle. Figures show that it has
earned as high as 75 per cent on
capital stock in the past few years
and yet it is in the hands of the re
ceivers. Jones, Linlck & Schaefer are now
seeking to wrest control of the park
from M. and Geo. Schmidt
INTERSTATE COMMERCE BODY
DIGGING INTO UlVE R. R. DOPE
Unknown to thousands of Chicago
ans because the news was epitomized
on the financial pages of the news
papers the interstate commerce com
mission yesterday opened another
hearing at the Hotel La Salle. At
present they are hearing witnesses
who are testifying against allowing
the northwestern railroads a pas
senger rate increase.
When the railroads begun to put in
their side of the story the news will
blossom out into the sections of the
paper which are more carefully read
and public sentiment will be aroused
and the poor starving railroad mag
nate may get his increase.
Recently, after months of hearing
testimony and lengthy arguments by
high priced attorneys, the roads were
denied a freight increase. Later the
commission reconsidered and the
roads got what they wanted.
Yesterday Clifford Thome, who
knows a lot about the financing and
the finances of railroads, brought out
some strange facts before the com
mission. Thorne represents the Iowa
state railroad commission. Iowa is
a farmers' state and Thorpe repre
sents the farmers.
The roads, in their attempt to ob
tain the increase, have added $750,
000,000 to their property in the past
five years, according to Thorne. "Ex
cluding the railroads, the increase in
property values is three times greater
than in any other preceding 5-year
period," he said. "In round numbers,
the net operating mcome of the
Northwestern road in the past seven
years amounts to $1,000,000,000.
This was $170,000,000 more than in
any other seven-year period in their
Thorne will make further revela
Cook county Prohibitionists . will
hold their annual picnic at Riverside
park, July 24. Speakers of national
1 Importance will talk.