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by explosion of iron pipes being test
ed to withstand pressure of 5,000
Boston, Mass. Patterson, Wylde
& Co. must support widow of Stuart
McNichol, killed by Timothy Mc
Carthy while drunk. Both men were
employes and the decision was ren
dered by Supreme Court under work
men's compensation act.
Niagara Falls, N. Y. Man believed
to be John Hawkins, Erie, Pa., sui
cided by jumping into Niagara River.
Denver, Col. By telephone 80
miles away Judge J. E. Little con
vened Denver District Court, made a
ruling, ordered adjournment and
then hung up the receiver.
The Dallas, Ore. Mexican scor
pion three inches long slipped from
faucet as Harvey Bostwick was
about to jdrink.
Los Angeles. C, E. Houck, blind
baseball fan, described two innings of
ball game play by play. Only made
one mistake. Says he is guided by
Los Angeles. Edward and Edwin
Stanton, twins, 84. Edward is car
penter and still works at trade.
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STROUD EXPLAINS 'PHONE DEAL
TO THE SUFFRAGETS .
The Third Ward Equal Suffrage
League, meeting at the home of Mrs.
W. A. Selden, 1122 E. 44th place, last
night, heard Harold D. Stroud, organ
izer of the Telephone Users' Associa
tion, explain the advantages ' of a
municipal-owned telephone system.
Mr. Stroud explained to the ladies
the possibility of penny service under
such a system.
The petitions issued by the Tele
phone Users' Association, calling up
on mayor, the city council and the
election commissioners to urge the
purchase of the automatic telephone,
will be ready this afternoon.
If the officials ignore this, a refer
endum vote will be demanded. These
petitions will be for public distribu
Corporation Counsel Sexton of
Chicago has besought federal aid in
entangling the legality of allowing
the American Telephone & Telegraph
Company to gobble up the automatic
here in Chicago.
Att'y-Gen. McReynolds has been
asked to decide whether such a deal
would be a violation of the Sherman
Friends of decent telephone serv
ice, who are opposed to the merger,
are inclined to think that Sexton has
received an inside tip that the city
council is going to allow the deal to
Cleveland, O. There is a growing
sentiment in this city against the re
newal of the Bell Telephone .fran
chise, which expired last Wednesday.
The poor service rendered by the
Bell Company in the last few years
has started agitation for municipal
ownership. This agitation has stirred
several members of' the council and
the powerful Bell Company may lose
their fight for another franchise.
Topeka,. Kas.-J-The consolidation
of the Bell Company and the Inde
pendent Telephone Company has
raised a storm of protest from the
people of Topeka. Municipal owner
ship is talked of.
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