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have subjected to a restraining order:
The mayor of Chicago, the city of
Chicago, Illinois Telephone & Tele
graph Co., Chicago Tunnel Co.,
American Telephone & Telegraph
o., Chicago Telephone Co.
Bernard E. Sunny, .president Chi
ago Telephone Co., gave a signifi
cant statement to The Day Book to
day. He was asked:
"When will the Chicago Telephone
Co. take any step in a transaction of
sale involving the automatic phon
"We are not in it directly as yet.
The contract provides that the Amer
ican Telephone & Telegraph Co.
shall complete its agreement with
the automatic company before we
can take any action.. The whole
matter will have to go before the
state utilities commission for review.
If the state utilities commission ap
proves of the transaction, then it
must go to the attorney general of
the United States. THE BELL PEO
PLE WILL NOT HAVE ANYTHING
TO DO WITH THE PROPOSITION
UNTIL THESE GOVERNMENTAL
BODIES HAVE APPROVED IT. '
Sunny finished this remarkable
statement with another equally re
markable, as follows:
"We are not going against public
sentiment It was clearly set out in
the contract that public sentiment
must not be against the transaction.
And we are the judges of that."
Dan Schuyler, who for nearly
three years has spoken the automat
ic phone company side of the case,
"There will be no transaction of
sale until the contract has been re
viewed by the state utilities commis
sion and the federal attorney gen
eral." o o
84 more coses against former strik
ing garment workers came up before
rfadge Olson todav All dismissed for
Callure of police to present sufficient
evidence to warrant trials.
FRENCH REPULSE ATTACK OF
GERMANS NEAR VERDUN
Paris. After 36 hours of contin
uous bombardment, Germans last
night launched heavy attacks against
Haudremont forest, northeast of Ver
dun and in Le Pretre forest, Broken
up by French artillery.
In the Woevre region, artillery duel
London. Shortage of officers, due
to recent heavy losses at Verdun, is
causing German general staff much
London. Heavy German reinforce
ments arriving at Verdun front while
German artillery continues terrific
bombardment of French field posi
tions. Delayed dispatches from Swiss
cities reported closing of Swiss-German
frontier to insure secrecy for
troop movements. French aviators '
in air invasions far back of Teuton
lines observed inpouring of freslT
Reported Field Marshall Macken
sen is now at Verdun and that Von
Hindenburg had been summoned to
same front by kaiser.
Infantry assault that almost cer
tainly will follow 36-hour bombard
ment of French Verdun front is ex
pected any hour.
German artillery fire developing
greatest intensity on west bank of
Meuse around Goose Hill and Dead
TO GIVE VERDICT ON ORPET
After counsel for Wm. Orpet, Wis
consin university student charged
with murdering Marian Lambert,
Xake Forest high school girl, had ar
gued today that Judge Edwards
quash the indictment against Orpet,
the judge announced he-would give
a decision Monday.
17 Chicago boys have run away
from home in two days. Believed they
headed for the Rio Grande, looking
for a scrap
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