COUNCIL TO DECIDE SOON ON
CITY MANAGER GOV'T
The city council will soon decide
whether to take the steps to place
Chicago under the city manager type
of government. Aid. Merriam tossed
a bomb into the meeting of the city
council today when he introduced
the two following orders:
"Ordered, That the committee on
finance be and it hereby is directed
to consider and report to this body
upon a unified form of local govern
ment in Chicago and best practical
methods of obtaining it
"The second order is:
Ordered, That the committee on
judiciary be and it is here directed to
prepare and present to this council a
bill authorizing the -city of Chicago,
by referendum vote, to adopt the city
manager plan of government"
Both orders were passed and re
ferred to judiciary committee.
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YOU TAKE A CHANCE AT CARDS
THE SAME AS AT THEATER
Admission paid at the door for-the
privilege of participating In a card
game does not constitute gambling,
Judge Mahoney ruled in South Clark
street court today.
Mrs. Catherine Carr and a score of
women arrested Saturday afternoon
while playing euchre at 312 E. 39th
st were charge with gambling. The
officers testified that the women met
at Mrs. Carr's once armonth, paid 50
cents admission and played cards.
"It's no violation of law to play a
peaceful game of cards and paying
50 cents at the door is no more of a
gamble than paying $1.50 for a thea
ter ticket for a show that may be
good or rotten," said Mahoney.
Creditors file petition asking re
ceiver for Von Frantzius & Co., La
Salle street brokers.
San Jose, Costa Rica. President
of Costa Rica, Alfredo Gonzales, de
posed by military and civil uprising.
Federico Tinoco made provisional
FISKE GIVES LIE TO LAWSON'S
New York, Jan. 29. Pliny Fiske,
Wall street financier, named in
Thos. W. Lawson's note leak testi
mony as boasting of control over
Sec'y of the Treasury McAdoo, de-
nied at today's hearing here, ever
making such a boast
Fisk was questioned about an al
leged meeting with Archibald White,
of which Lawson testified White told
him. According to Lawson's quota
tion of White, Liske had bragged e
could even get McAdoo out of bed
at 1 a. m.
"The meeting described never took
pktee,' said the witness. "I can't
deny it too strongly I want to use
the most unequivocal language I
never mentioned McAdoo's name to '
Mr. White or he to me."
Fisk "was empowered to close up
McAdoo's business affairs when he
went to the cabinet
The suggestions of a split on leak
profits between a "Senator O," Mc
Adoo and Fiske were denied emphat
ically, and Fiske added that his rec
ords showed positively no dealings
during the leak period with any cab
inet "member or other high officials.
Fiske suggested to the house note
leak committee this afternoon that
Thos. W. Lawson be imprisoned as a
$3 A PIECE FOR SLIPPING
John Larsen and Albert Pepin
were ;up before Judge Mahoney in
South Clark street court today
charged with fighting at Federal and
"We weren' fighting," said Pepin.
"I slipped on the paving and fell."
"Three dollars for slipping," said
the judge. "Now what about you,
"When Pepin slipped he fell
against- me," explained Larson. "I
slipped and fell, too." -
"You slipped" $3, too," said the
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