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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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were fair in the handling of the news
of the Baldwin senate committee af
fair, in Mrs. Fursman's view. She
said that during that committee's op
erations "the motives and activities
of the Teachers' Federation were
misrepresented by almost the entire
press of the city of Chicago, nota
ble exceptions to, this rule being the
Herald, Journal and The Day Book."
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ECHO OF NATALBY'S EAT SHOP
SHOOTING HEARD IN COURT
The scandal that broke when Miss
Genevieve Irvine, stenographer for
Everett Jennings, attorney for the
public utilities commission, shot at
Mrs. Edna McClennan in Natality's
restaurant in Nov., 1914, bore fruit
yesterday when hearing started oh
the McClennan divorce suit
Hugh McClennan is owner of sev
eral blocks of flats. Mrs. McLannan
had obtained a separate maintenance
of $110 a month from him; now
Hugh, by use of the scandal about
Edna, is trying to have the monthly
payments called off and a divorce
'granted.
Miss Irvine was a witness on the
stand yesterday. She told of repeat
ed visits of Mrs. McClennan to the
office of Att'y Jennings. Mr. Jen
nings said the visits were of a busi
ness nature. ,
"J. C. R." CASEJS JN AGAIN
The mystery of "J. C. R." was
opened afresh yesterday when Jay A.
Caldwell, sued A. J. B. Caldwell of
Dickinson, N. D., for $150,000. Jay
claims to be the son- of the other
Caldwell.
Young Caldwell disappeared years
ago. His father took over hisfarm,
worth about $100,000, and awaited
his return.
A man known only as "J. C. R."
turend up in tne Oak Forest infir
mary three years ago. He . claimed
to be Jay Caldwell, son of the man
who was holding the farm.
The older Caldwell denied that MJ.
C. R." was his son. And a court 1
fight was started two years ago, "but
dropped. "J. C. R." sued again yes
terday. o o
THOMPSON FOR ALDERMANIC
OR SEPARATE BODY CONTROL
OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
William Hale Thompson, mayor of
Chicago and stockholder in the Com
monwealth Edison Co., testified be
fore McCormick committee yester
day that '''either aldermanic control
or control by a separate commission"
will suit him for home rule over util
ities. He went on record asainst a
state commission as proposed by
Sam Insull, head of Commonwealth
Edison. 1
Mayor Thompson, Eres. Busby of
Chicago Surface Lines and Aid. Mer
riam have all three testified before
the McCormick committee that the
ci,ty council is closer to the people
and more worth trusting for home
rule over public service corporations
than any kind of a state commission.
uomment in some circles runs to
the effect that the Tribune's recent
attacks on "Our Futile City Council"
and its "noisy demagogues" is only
one more sign that the Tribune is a
Commonwealth Edison stool pigeon.
The Tribune's attack on the integrity
of the council came the same day
Sam Insull's testimony attacked the
efficiency of the council. Wm. G.
Beale, chief counsel for Common
wealth Edison, is a Tribune estate
trustee.
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BANDIT GRABS COIN FROM GIRL
A lone, sneaky bandit who waited
for Julia Opila, cashier for Opila &
Biedka, wholesale paper dealers, to
reach the alley near 20th street and
Blue Island avenue, last.njght, got
$466 in cash and $75 in checks. He
was described as very youthful by
men who chased him.
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Washington. Pres, Wilson re
elected head of American Red Cross.
In first 11 months of 1916 Red Cross
RAnt -$543,535 in war relief.

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