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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 05, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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.d Mangold, sup't of the
.s testimony, with the evidence
jrmer department store accidents
which were coveredup, led to Ken
nedy's resolve to ask fer-more power
to compel corporations to give infor
mation concerning accidents.
"Whenever an accident like this
occurs at a department store or any
large corporation the coroner's office
is up against the same old game,"
said Kennedy. "Everybody's mum.
No one knows anything about how
it happened."
Buckley and Kelly testified they
could not even find the elevator op
erator who had run the car on which
the boy's death occurred.
When they asked Mangold for an
explanation he merely told them he
"had sent the man home."
The store only produced one wit
ness, Mrs. Craig, who -is employed
there as a private detective. Richard
Heinz, the father of the boy, testified
that the boy had always been in good
health and he couldn't understand
the story spread around that the boy
had become suddenly ill and lurched
forward in the car.
Kennedy continued the case until
Feb. 19. In the meanwhile Buckley
and Kelly will work on the case.
The tragedy caused a panic in the
store which took some minutes to
quell. The boy was crushed between
the elevator and the wall.
From a hasty story gathered at
.the store it appears that the boy, who
was shopping with his mother, had
complained of feeling ill while in the
basement of the store.
' His mother and he got into an
elevator and it was while starting up
.that the boy either fell or was push
ted against the wall. His head, face
and body vere crushed. Death came
almost instantly.
Kennedy will attempt to find out if
a crowded condition of the car was
responsible for the boy's death. Out
of this may come a new law regard
ing elevator?, according to attaches
of Coroner Hoffman's office.
The boy lived at 1609 George st
His father is a laborer. His mother
became hysterical after the boy's
death and serious doubts for her re
covery are held.
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A plan that by changing a few
words of the Juul law will settle all
financial troubles of the Chicago
schools was suggested by the board
attorney, Angus Shannon.
At present the appropriation for
the educational division of schools is
limited to 3 per cent of the taxes. The
building department funds are, how
ever, not cut down in this manner.
As a result the building department
has more money than it needs,
Shannon says.
He proposes a change that will put
the building department under the 3
per cent limit and leave the educa
tional appropriation without a set
maximum. This would do away with
the annual $1,000,000 deficit.
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Ossining, N. Y., Feb. 5. Two Chi
nese hatchetmen, Eng Ming and Lee
Dock, were electrocuted today at Sing
Sing prison. They were the first
Chinese to pay the death penalty in
New York. They were convicted 6l
murdering one of their countrymen,
member of a rival tong, in a battle
in Chinatown more than a year ago.
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A lawyer once opened his cross
examination of a handwriting expert,
"Where is the dog?"
"What dog?" said the astonished
"The dog," replied his tormentor,
"which the judge in the last case said
he would not hang on your evidence."
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Brittania's title to -the ocean evi
dently is only wave deep.

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