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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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council to let the Bell trust grab the
Automatic phone.
A resolution endorsing the move
ment to make a national park of the
Indiana sand dunes was adopted.
One asking the city to t ve over the
restaurant on the Municipal pier and
run it for the common people -with
only a dime to spend for lunch in
stead of for the high-toned only was
favored, but returned for recon
struction. N
N. D. Cochran, editor of The Day
Book, discussed the recent railway
. strike and the Automatic phone deaLv
GRAND JURY QUIZ INTO CITY
HALL POLITICS IS BEGUN
The queer juggling of the city civil
service laws to assist Fred Lundin
in building a powerful political ma
chine dominated by himself, Bill
Thompson and others is to be made
the subject of an investigation by
State's Att'y Hoyne. The main
points brought to the attention of
Hoyne are these:
1 The attack on the public school
system through the operation of Jake
Loeb through which efficient teach
ers were discharged without warn
ing to make room for teachers friend
ly to Loeb and Lundin. This move
has been denounced throughout the
entire country as the most vicious
assault ever made upon the public
school system.
2 Patrolmen have complained
that the list of promotion for the
rank of sergeant has not been post
ed, as it should have been week's
ago. The direct charge is made that
no promotion will be given unless the
patrolmen line up as parts of the
Lundin political machine.
3. Applicants for the positions of
boiler inspectors and deputy boiler
inspectors charge that the City Hall
has withheld the list of those eligible,
until the applicants agree to work
for the election of Harry B. Miller,
whom Fred Lundin is trying to place
in the state's attorney's office.
' Hoyne that civil servica employes' of
the water pipe extension department,
although efficient in their work, have
been fired because they would not
contribute to the Lundin political
machine.
"I will investigate all these charges
thoroughly," said Hoyne. "If they .
are true I will take steps to prose
cute the officials responsible. My
opponents are beginning a dirty cam
paign by using the Erbstein-Helen
Evers plot It will continue to be
dirty to the end if they make it so.
It's what I call rotten politics. But
if they want to play i the game that
way let them go ahead."
It is believed fhat a number of wit
nesses will be called before the grand
jury shortly to tell of being approach
ed by Thompson-Lundin politicians,
who told them they would be fixed
up all right if' they went along with
Fred Lundin and Harry Miller.
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RABER TO TAKE CHARGE OF
PRIVATE BANK CASES
State's Att'y Hoyne has appointed
Edwin J. Raber to take charge of
private bank prosecutions. Raber is
today directing presentation of Pais
ley bank matters before grand jury
and is seeking indictment of Max Sil
ver, whose bank smash a month ago
started the recent high flurry.'
Federal Judge Landis was to begin
inquiry "and search of Paisley banks
this morning to find what under
bankruptcy law those banks had that
will do any good to' the empty-handed
depositors.
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THE BIG STICK BATTLE
American -League
At bat Hits. Pet
Speaker 528 204 .386
Cobb 522 190 .363
Jackson 572 196 .342
National League
At bat. Hits. Pet
Chase 521 174 .333
Wheat 535 '1JT3 .322
Hornsby 473 150 .317.
4 Direct information has come to
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