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; Oa July 15 the case came up in
court, but Mrs. Coppage, who had
gone back to St Louis, was not in
court with OdelL Judge Baldwin
continued it until July, 17 to see if
Mrs. Coppage would be in court on
that day, but, despite all efforts of the
Legal Aid Society to induce her to
return, she apparently fears she may
be deprived of her child and refuses
to come in the jurisdiction of the
The case will come up again on
July 23' and Judge Baldwin has de
manded that Mrs. Coppage and Odell
be in court on that day and the Legal
Aid Society are making every effort
to have her return here.
Meantime, it is an interesting prob
lem for the layman to consider. Who
has the greater right to the child?
BELL MONOPOLY WANTS AUTO
; ELECTRIC CO. PATENTS
The Bell phone monopoly wants to
grab the patents of the Automatic
Electric Co. The patents will be sold
along with the phone system if coun
cil would say yes to the proposed
sale. This is now admitted on La
Salle street and talked in banking
Circles. George Albert Johnson,
financial editor of the Herald, says
today that the Chicago Utilities Co.,
owner of the Automatic phone sys
tem, will have to be wrecked and
fixed over into anotehr company if
the city council doesn't let the com
pany sell out to the Bell interests.
.'The Chicago Utilities Co. failed to
make payment this year of-semi-annual
interest on $20,000,000 series A
first mortgage 5 per cent bonds. In
terest was passed April 1, says John-
P f "No funds were forthcoming June
ifcand the company is now in default
Ii is understood foreclosure proceed
ings have been deferred in hope that
the sale of the telephone system
could be arranged and bring more
than $6,000,000,000 of new money
into the Chicago Utilities Co. treasury.
"If the pla nto sell the telephone U
the Bell interests could bearranged,
it is understood that the Automatic
Electric Co., manufacturers of the
Automatic telephone equipment, also
would be sold to the Bell people."
The billion dollar national phone
trust will send a high man to Chi
cago to explain some things before
the council gas-oil committee. The
committee passed a motion yesterday
to ask Vice Pres. Kingsbury of the
American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
(the Bell monopoly) to come to Chi
cago and sit up to some questions the
committee wants to ask him. Aid.
Buck pointed out that the A. T. & T.
wants to pay $6,300,000 for the Au
tomatic phone system of Chicago,
and aldermen ought to hear from the
buyer why he wants to'buy and what
he expects to get for the price.
For the first time in committee the
contract through which the Bell mo
nopoly wants to grab the automatic
was brought out and searched in all
corners and agles. Though, the prop
osition has been kicked around in the
gas-oil committee over two years the
contract was yesterday for the first
time read into the committee s rec
ord. It is agreed between the Ar
cour and Harnman estate bondhold
ers that the A. T. & T. doesn't have
to buy unless "public opinion shall be
in favor." Also, the Automatic crowd
must furnish "a good, indefensible
title to the property."
New York. Children bathing at
Pennyfield beach cried for workmen
to "come and see big fish." Work
men came. Big fish was 200-lb. shark.
Philadelphia. Harrison Campion,
70, has filed suit to recover $7,500 he
says he paid to see "classic dances"
whic hwere not rendered properly.
Washington. Mrs. Bessie Hinrichs
while visiting New York dreamed her
husband was dead. Returning here
she found his body swinging from $
noose in his store. Suicide,
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