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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 21, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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Witnesses for Miss X. have made
affidavits that since the accident
streaks of gray have slowly appeared
on her heaS of brunette hair and to
day at 24 her hair is the wintry white
of old age. -
Field's kept herin a hospital and
when she was able to walk gave her
the old job back. On August 24
Field's took her job away from her.
To her attorney Miss X. explains:
"Mr. Nelson and Mr. Hill complained
that I wasn't able to do the work; that
I wasn't oa my feet enough."
Miss X.'s attorney wrote to Mar
shall Field & Co., asking whether
they believe her claims have been set
tled. A reply from Frank P. Leffing
well, attorney in the Merchants' Loan
& Trust bldg., says:
"Your letter to Marshall Field & Co.
concerning the claim of Miss
for damages growing out of an in
jury received by her on July 2, 1913,
caused by the falling from a desk of
a steel spindle, the sharp point of
which struck upon the instep of her
left foot, passing completely through
the foot, has been referred to me for
attention. The accident was brought
to my attention at the time it hap
pened. The spindle did not pass
through her foot, and, in fact, in
flicted very slight injury upon her.
She lost only two days' time on ac
count of it I have conferred with
Marshall Field & Co. since the re
ceipt of your letter and am instructed
to say that a claim made by Miss
cannot be countenanced."
Because humane judges -would not
fine poor people whom the railroads
brought into court for trespassing on
their tracks to pick up pieces of coal
and potatoes dropped by men unload-
ing cars, the Northwestern railroad
will give 160 bushels of potatoes each
day to the poor of Grand Crossing
to keep them off the tracks.
Special Agent Stewart, the origi
nator of the scheme, says it will be
a success,.. . ,
Bill Sexton, former corporation
counsel, was yesterday retained by
t - city to handle the supposed trac
tion swindle, the investigation of
which is now going on. He will re
ceive $100 a day and $50 for ex
penses. Yesterday also marked the hurried,
departure of the members of the pub
lic utilities com'n to Springfield and
the closing of city books bearing on
traction accounts to all except offi
cials authorized by the comptroller or
corporation counsel.
Workers in the city hall look for an
expose of reckless bookkeeping in
connection with traction affairs
which will cause an upheaval in both
the city and the traction companies.
At present the city gets a certain
percentage on all the company'srof
its. It is alleged, that by clever' jug
gling of accounts, the city has lost
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Denying that she is seeking
grounds for a damage suit against
Louis J- Welgle, alleged I. C. flirt,
Miss Mary McKinney yesterday said
that she was going to fight the case
through to the end.
"When his attorneys denounced me
in court and laughed at me and called
the attention of the court to the
clothes I was wearing and the hat I
had on, it hurt," she said with tears
in her eyes. "It was my Sunday
dress and I wore it because I wanted
to look as nice as I could. As for the
hat, I made it myself.- The trimming
cost 36 cents. I am a milliner and
work every day."
"I guess we have to go through, the
whole mess again," was the dnly
statement Weigle made when he"
heard the judge set the new trial for
Dec. 14.
James Garrity, 734 W. 47th pL,
dead. Struck Jjy street oax Friday
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