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curred no one seems to know. But
it happened before 5 o'clock in the
afternoon on Nov. 22. The police
were then notified of the shooting.
At 10:30 that night a press associa
tion in New York city caught a tele
gram being sent to Field's relatives
with the story that he was shot and
the press service got busy with its
Chicago office. And it was not until
a reptorterfor this association came
down to the Twenty-second street
station that night that the police
learned of the affair.
Officers Murphy and Johnson were
sent over to the house and were told
that Field had shot himself accident
ally while cleaning a gun.
The next day the district was flood
ed with money. It is reported that
the woman in the case met a waiter
now employed at Roy Jones' and
showed a roll of money. The next
day she left for the West.
THE POLICE END OF IT
Capt. P. J. Lavin, now at the Hyde
Park station, waa then in command
of the district with the title of in
spector. He made an investigation
that was halted in two days, although
at the start it looked so promising
that every available detective was or
dered to work on the case.
Chief of Police Gleason refused to
allow an examination of the police
operator's sheet of that night.
"Aw, let it rest," he said, "no use
raking that affair u pagain. If it
were police business it would be dif
A reporter suggested that the
story told by the girl in Los Angeles
suggested police business. The chief
yawned. . , ,
"0, 1 don't think so," he said.
State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne an
nounced he would reopen the case if
evidence to substantiate the girl's
first story were submitted to him.
Budding Poet There's poetry, in
everything ! Editor That's true ; the
basket overjthere is full of j$! u
TELLS HOW COMPETITION tfD
SOME RATE REDUCING
Ernest B. Fisher, secretary of the
Citizens' Independent Telephone
Company of Grand Rapids, 'Miclu,
testified for the government today in
the hearing in the government's suit
against the American Telegraph and
Telephone Company as an alleged
monopoly, contrasted rates in Grand
Rapids with those in other cities of
the same size or smaller, in probf of
his assertion that competition re
duced rates and improved service.
In Grand Rapids, Fisher says, the
independents had forced the Bell in
terests to cut rates to from $30 to
$36 a year for service. In Springfield,
Mass., where the Bell people have a
monopoly, the rate is $72 a year, and.
in Albany, N. Y., another city oc
cupied exclusively by the Bell, the
rate is $96 a year, according "to
The Grand Rapids man said that
the benefit to the public from improv
ed service brought about by com
petition and from the efforts of the
competing companies to please their
subscribers equalled the benefits de
rived from reduced rates.
BITS OF NEWS
The Progressive Cigarmakers' Un
ion lias called strikes in the shops
of Wahl & Comstock, Richman Bros,
and Benito & Marinez.
Barney Bertsche, his brother, Joe,
and "Jew"vMyers indicted for robbery
of "Old Doc" Russell, the clairvoyant.
State Civil Service Commission has
finished hearing of case against Dr.
J. A. Marshall, suspended physician
of Pontiac Reformatory. Will an
nounce decision within few weeks.
J. H. Irley, supt. of Link Belt Con
structing Co., killed by train.
Ministers getting busy with usual
anti-noisy New Year's campaign.
Lake City, Minn. Bandit robbed
station agent of "Milwaukee road of
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