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REFORM PRISON WARDEN WHO
HAS BEEN INDICTED
THOMAS MOTT OSBORNE.
He has just been released on bail
after being indicted on various
charges growing out of his warden
ship at Sing Sing prison, New York,
where he gained notoriety by insti
tuting novel prison reforms.
BLOCK HANDS CITY HUNCHES
ON LAND DEALINGS
Close connections of Chicago Title
& Trust Co. with street car com
panies were found by Aid. Eugene
Block. They supply argument for
Block that the city should take
these two hunches:
1. Always go to the county record
er's office and get a Torrens title
when you buy a piece of land.
2. Never take the word of the Ghi
cago Title & Trust Co. when a public
utility corporation is concerned.
Block has a resolution in city coun
cil to order the city to use county
abstract plant and get Torrsns cer
tificate when buying land. He got
started on this move when he tried to
force the Calumet & S. Chicago Ry.
Co. to keep its franchise pledge to
build an extension to Hegewisch.
Officials of that company said there
wasn't a clear title to streets through
which the extensions were to run.
These traction officials were quoted
by Aid. Capitain and Aid. Lippe, who
asked city council to not forfeit the
Documents from the Chicago Title
& Trust Co. were brought in to back
up the claim that land title was cloud
ed. The main leg of all the argu
ments was that it's not good and
safe public policy to order a street
railway extension built on land which
has its title,, questioned by the Chi
cago Title & Trust Co.
Aid. Block found that the president
of the big private title company is
Harrison B. Riley. He also found
that the same Harrison B. Riley who
is head of Chicago Title & Trust Co.
is also chairman of the board of di
dectors of the Chicago & City Con
necting Railways. Also Harrison B.
Riley is a director of the Calumet &
S. Chicago Ry. Co.
"The same traction official who is
in part personally responsible for
the failure of his company to build
the Hegewisch extension as promised
in the franchise," said Block, "is
president of the title company which
asserts the title of the right of way
is clouded. Let one hand wash the
other. That seems to be the motto
of some of our public utility corpora
ELIMINATE OFFICE HOLDERS AS
RESERVE BANK OFFICIALS
Washington, Jan. 4. Gov. Hanna,
North Dakota; Democratic National
Committeeman Rolla Wells, St.
Louis, at least two bank examiners
and many directors of federal re
serve banks will be ineligible for re
election under a resolution adopted
by the federal reserve board.
Persons holding political or public
offices cannot be directors or officers
of reserve banks; it was decided.