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CITY COUNCIL MEETS TODAY TO
CONSIDER SUBWAY BOARD
A special meeting of the city coun
cil will be held this afternoon to con
sider the passage of an ordinance
creating a subway boards It provides
$90,000 to be split between three en
gineers and then grants practically
an unlimited amount of cash for the
investigation, which comes out of the
city's traction fund.
Opposition is expected. Many of
the aldermen do not favor subways.
They see in the creation of this board
a plan to recognize the watered stock
of the street car and "L" lines. They
say that if the cars were through
routed correctly Chicago wouldn't
The crux of the fight will be on the
appointment of Bion J. Arnold to the
board. Arnold's record in traction
matters has been anything but favor
able to the interest of the people of
Chicago. He has pulled out of the
city treasury more than $200,000 for
his services and in return has given
to Chicago straphanger service which
calculates every inch of standing
room before putting on an extra car.
William Barclay Parsons of New
York is another engineer. He is the
man who planned the first New York
subway which was destined to give
inadequate service before it was
opened. Parsons has been solving
New York's transportation problem
Robert Ridgway of New York is the
third engineer. He has worked for
municipalities the greater part of
his life and no one has objected to
him as yet.
SECOND AIR RAID ON PARIS
TEN BOMBS DROPPED
Paris. In new Zeppelin raid on
Paris at 10 o'clock last night 10 in
cendiary bombs were dropped. The
authorities announced today that no
damage was done so far as is known.
An official statement today said
that 26 persons were killed and 32 in-
I jured in Saturday night's raid. Prop
erty damage less than $100,000.
London. Dutch steamer Maasdijk
has been beached. Dispatches re
ceived here said 2 of crew were killed.
Berlin. Italians have landed an
other infantry division and several
batteries of heavy artillery at Avlona
in Southern Albania.
HOYNE AND HUNT DENY BANK
The rumor that the robbery of the
Washington Park National bank and
resulting capture of the bandit gang
and most of the loot was a frameup
drew an emphatic denial today from
State's Att'y Hoyne and Detective
Att'y Rob't Cantwell, however, an
nounced that he would use this angle
of the strange bank case as a defense
for the four accused of looting the
South Side bank.
He says that under the law of en
trapment, if a man is lead into com
mission of crime by the police, he
cannot be convicted. He is expected
to contend ,that Eddie Mack and the
police framed the robbery to get the
gang from New York and a bunch
of crooked policemen "with the goods
Co far the charge of frameup has
been passed only as gossip. The four
robbers in custody are expected to
make the accusations.
DR. KNAPP TO LECTURE
"The Mystery Story" will be the
subject of a lecture by Dr. George L.
Knapp of the Journal and author of
"Scales of Justice," Thursday even
ing, Feb. 3, at 8 o'clock, in the rooms
of the Women's City club, 116 S.
Michigan av., in connection with the
lecture course of the short story class
of the Chicago Women's Trade Union
league. Admission 25 cents.
Alex Bell, sup't American Bridge
Works, Gary, Ind., arrested at State
and Adams. Remarked police were