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cleaner hurled to death. Twenty peo-'
pie killed this way every year.
Chicago to have Junior Criminal
Court, if the voters ratify the act.
Northwest Side dispensary dis
banding. Residents of locality heal
thy. Don't need service.
A TERRIBLE JOLT FOR COOK
The Cook County Hospital is called
the worst in the country in an article
in the Journal of the American Medi
cal Association written by Dr. Rupert
Norton of Johns Hopkins University.
"The municipal hospitals of this
country are a disgrace from almost
every point of view, and do not serve
the purpose they should in any re
spect," says Dr. Norton. "The ex
ceptions can be counted on one's
fingers. The best of the kind is the
Boston City Hospital and the worst
is the County Hospital of Chicago.
"None will deny that many of our
failings- are due to political condi
tions in our large cities. The system
of political spoils has interfered in
every way with municipal undertak
ings. When money has been secured
in one way or another for the build
ing of a hospital it often has been ex
travagantly expended, or wasted
through incompetence, or stolen by
dishonest contractors. As a result,
the community did not get what it
should have in the way of a building."
PROBE FATTENS SETTLEMENT
The price of an American soldier's
life went up several points yesterday.
Judge Landis did ''the boosting.
Edward Panek, a private, was kill
ed on Oct IS on the M. & O. R. R.
A settlement for $750 was made out
side the court and the attorneys for
the company went before Judge Lan
dis and wanted legal sanction.
The small amount roused the
judge's ire and he took the matter
out of their hands and forced an in
vestigation. A new settlement of
$2,500 was the result.
REP. GLASS STRONG IN DEFENSE
OF PRES. WILSON
The Association of Commerce last
night heard Rep. Carter Glass, Vir
ginia, chairman of the house com
mittee on banking and currency bill
and one of the sponsors of the ad
ministration currency bill, point out
some of the important effects of the
Rep. Glass was also warm in his
defense of President Wilson and the
executive's views on the banking sit
uation. Glass administered a stinging re
buke to the banking interests, head
ed by Frank A. Vanderlip.
He told how he was converted to
President Wilson's ideas on the fed
eral reserve board when the presi
dent challenged a committee of
bankers who called on him to point
out a single instance in which any
government board had on it repre
sentatives of big business and the
committee failed to answer.
Glass said the bill proposed a sub
stitute for the banks' dependence on
the bond market, a system of note
issue based upon the commercial as
sets of the country.
"Financial relief will come speed
ily," said Rep. Glass. "I base this
prediction on the fact that we have
a president with a comprehensive
understanding of what the people
require, and( an unalterable deter
mination to give them what they
need. He will not be turned from his
purpose by persuasion or fear. There
is not an atom of cowardice in his
o o '
STRIKE TO BE CALLED OFF?
Schenectady N. Y., Nov. 29. Re
ported that Mayor Lunn, five strikers
and four officials of the General Elec
tric Company, who met as arbitrat
ors of the strike of the 15,000 em
ployes, reached a tentative agree
ment at their session last night and
that the strike will be declared off
1 late today.