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nonsuppprt Charges he frequents
burlesque shows. Case continued to
Tax fraud jury to meet this after
noon. Charles Taft, Cincinnati, ex
pected to testify as to ownership of
Chicago Cubs."" -
BELL AND WATSON TALK FROM
SAN FRANCISCO TO N. Y.
New York, Jan. 26. New York and
San Francisco were within talking
distance of each other yesterday. For
the first time in history a telephone
conversation was carried on between
the two cities direct. The American
Telephone and Telegraph Co. com
pletd its first transcontinntal line.
Prof. Alexander Graham Bell, in
ventor of the telephone, was on the
wire at this end and Thomas F. Wat
son at the other.
"Hello Watson. Are you there?"
asked Bell. Upon getting o reply, he
said: "Your voice is just as plain as
if you were in New York."
Bell and Watson were the first to
talk over the telephone. They con
versed with each other over tele
phones in different rooms of the same
building in Boston in 1875. Bell to
day used a replica of the instrument
he had at that time.
WAR ON HIGH GRAIN PRICE ON
The first open step in the fight
against high grain price was taken
yesterday when a public hearing in
the government's anti-trust suit
against the Board of Trade was be
gun before Judge Landis in the Fed
The abandoned "call rule" was the
subject of the day's discussion. Caleb
Canby, president; John F. Morrill,
secretary, and George E. Marcey, a
director of the board and president of
Armour & Co., were called.
Dis't Att'y Clyne directed his
questions to prove that the objec
tion "call committee" had been re
placed by another named the "grain
to arrive" body, with the same func
. The government scored a point
when Marcey admitted that specula
tion is one of the factors in deter
mining the price of grain.
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WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
City council voted $5,000,000 for
subways last night, along with
$3,000,000 for motor buses.
Mayor Harrison suggested wages
of street car men are "notoriously
low" and a pension fund should be
started from city's traction receipts.
Ordinance making doctors' certifi
cates before marriage necessary sent
back to health commitee.
Aid. Thos. Doyle appointed to spe
cial park commission to succeed Aid.
Chief Gleason reported 59 robber
ies and 6 attempts for week, with to
tal loot $2,106.01.
Bill was endorsed, which, if passed
by legislature, will create unemploy
ment commission. Two members
from organized labor, two from em
ployers and a fifth member to be um
pire. This commission to pick man
agers and run employment bureaus
after plans specified by William Lei
serson, federal unemployment ex
pert o o
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