Reker, former city prosecutor,1 named
members crime committee.
Frank Lombardi, saloonkeeper,
1120 Taylor, heard of Black Hand re
gion, charged with offering policeman
50 to "fix" a case.
Conscience-stricken thief returns
to Mrs. E. W. Hamlin, 4044 Prairie
av., diamond ring stolen 2 years ago.
Mrs. Ella Stretch, 7811 Aberdeen,
drooped dead in State st store.
Henry Meinshausen says $2,000,
.000 German-American bank will be
started in Chicago in protest against
Anglo-French loan. Says similar
banks will be started in other big
W. P. Dickson, broker and sup
posed jnillionaire, who did not pay the
?35 demanded by court for support of
child, may be sued for slander by ex
wife. Called her "vampire woman."
John Fleischmann, saloonkeeper,
4195 S. Ashlan dav., fined $25 for al
COUNCIL STARTS FORFEITURE
OF CAL & S. CHICAGO RIGHT
Aldermen voted a forfeiture meas
ure last night. City lawyers were or'
dered to go ahead and draw an ordi
nance which will take away property
rights of big cash value from a cor
poration. And the city won't pay a
red cent in the deal
"We want the corporations of- this
city to understand that when they
write in clear language a solemn
promise to the people of Chicago we
will then hold them to that promise,"
said Aid. Eugene Block. "We are'
tired of having these street railway
managers come in and' make glib
promises. They say they will do this
and that, and then as time passes by
nothing is done.
- Calumet & South Chicago railway
on Feb. 15 promised to build a new
line, an extension from 106th st,
along Green Bay and other roads, to
The job would be all done by Oct 1.
That was the promise. It was so
written in the ordinance and it was
the second promise to bufld'this line.
The same thing was promised in the
1908 ordinance of the company.
Now' Oct 1 is past and there's not
a rail or a tie or sign of new lines out
there on the way to Hegewisch. So
Aid. Block, seconded by Aid. Cross,
last night moved an order that the
corporation counsel write an ordi
nance forfeiting, taking away, the
franchise of the company.
"This is no time for explanations
from traction managers," said Block.
"They knew last February whether
they could build this line. . The only
question is whether we Bhall exercise
our administrative power and forfeit
the franchise of a corporation "which
makes promises to get favors from us
and then breaks its promises and
laughs in our faces."
Aid. Henry D. Capitain, street car
company mouthpiece on the council
floor, was backed off the boards when
he tried to sidetrack the Block order.
Capitain wanted it to gb to the trans
portation committee -where he's
chairman. Council voted to publish
pie order and act on it at next meet
ing. "The company has not yet secured
frontage consents and for that reason
it has been impossible to build the
extension," was the bald, raw apol
ogy Capitain made in a speech that
might have come from a traction
"You're all wrong ,and you know,
Aid. Capitain, you are telling what is
not so," said Aid. Cross. "This is in
my territory. I happen to know to a
certainty that on the whole route
from 106th to 130th st. frontage con
sents have been granted by property
owners and verified by the commis
sioner of public works."
Capitain quit the debate.
The man who said there is nouch
thing as perpetual motion NEVER
had a small boy in the family.
Coffins are being made of paper in
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