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WALTER FISHER GETS JOLT IN
ATTEMPT TO GRAB JOB
Walter L. Fisher, the Daily News
pet traction expert, was given a se
vere poke yesterday when he was
proposed again to "aid" the city in
its traction troubles before the trans
Aid. Henry D. Capitain, who gen
erally agrees with what Fisher and
Victor Lawson of the Daily News
think is right for the struggling
straphangers of Chicago, suggested
that Fisher be retained by the com
mittee at a fancy salary.
Aid. John Toman, fresh from his
battle of Monday night when he
slammed Big Business and put over
Aid. Otto Kerner's fender ordinance,
lead an attack into Fisher. Aid. Wat
son seconded Toman.
When Toman finished his little
talk on Fisher as traction expert, Aid.
Michaelson, Thompson leader in the
council, hastily asked that Fisher's
name be withdrawn from considera
tion by the committee.
Fisher, hooked up with the Daily
News, is probably the most important
enemy that public ownership has at
present in Chicago.
Standing high in 1907, when he
represented the city in the negotia
tions with the Chicago City Railways
Co., with the backing of the trust
press, Fisher aided to shut off a
stampede by civic clubs for munici
pal ownership of the street car lines
and a 3-cent fare.
Fisher is well thought of by Big
Business bugs of the city, is a reg
ular highbrow, lives on N. State
street and pays a $15,000 personal
property assessment He was secre
tary of the interior under Taft and
is a corporation attorney of national
repute." In Chicago he is known as
first aid to struggling millionaire
corporations who are beset by the
vicious common people.
Attacks on Fisher as a monkey
wrench expert in public ownership
machinery are becoming more fre
quent lately, in spite of the bouquets
that Victor Lawson throws at him.
LOUIS FINALLY GOT $300 FROM
FIELD'S FOR CRUSHED FOOT
A case that Marshall Field & Co.
has fought for almost four years
came to an end yesterday when the
appellate court decided that $300
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Wineberg to get for a crushed foot.
Wineberg stood on the corner of
Clark and Washington st. Aug. 1,
1912, waiting for a car with a crowd
of other tired straphangers.
The car came along and Wineberg
stepped forward, but as he did so a
delivery wagon of Marshall Field &
Co. swung around the corner and
through the crowd, catching him un
aware and running over the heel of
his right foot
He was crippled for some time, the
injuries the received being in part,
permanent When he tried to tell this
to Marshalf Field & Co.'s lawyers he
was scoffed at Then he filed suit.
The case went to trial before Judge
Kavanaugh in the circuit court and
Att'y Harry Okin for Weinberg was
awarded $300. But Marshall Field
& Co., has more money for lawyers
than injured pedestrians, so the store
shoved the case into the appellate
court, using a technical error as an
Here again the store was bumped,
so there is nothing left now other
than to pay Weinberg his $300. .
But attorney fees have long since
eaten up the tiny award of the court
and the injured man will get small
damages for his injuries at the hands
of Marshall Field's.
One of the most remarkable gems
ever found in the U. S. is the Mason
diamond, which a Chinese panned
long ago near Blackfoot Deer Lodge
county, Montana, a handsome stone,
which, after a long period of neglect,
was shown to New York gem expert
and declared beyond doubt to be a