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Louise Van Keuren,acquitted in 1&13
of killing her husband.
Evarts Risk, former bell hop at
Blackstone, saved enough money
from tips in 5 years to buy Hotel
Rish, 1824 Prairie av.
John Patterson, 4343" Escans av.,
died in movie show near home.
MRS. BRITTON'S SCHOOL PLANS
Mrs. Gertrude Hdwe Britton out
lined the fololwing plans at a meet
ing of the school board yesterday.
No action was taken on them:
Hold two complete "schools" in
each building. Start one at 7:45
o'clock in the morning. Close that
session at 12 :15 noon. Begin the aft
ernoon school at 12:30 o'clock and
close it at 5.
Instal lthis system in the following
Where buildings or grades are so
overcrowded there is an insistent de
mand for more buildings.
Where additional space has been
provided by the portables.
In grades where, because of an ex
cessive enrollment, pupils are attend
ing only half-time sessions.'
LABOR RAPS MERIT BODY
Charging that the efficiency divi
sion of the civil service commission
created "only soft jobs for investiga
tors" and is not worth $40,000 spent
on it yearly, the Chicago Federation
of Labor in a letter to the mayor and
council took a rap at the office. The
council was asked- to abolish the di
vision. "Wen the city's annual budget was
made up," the letter continued, "the
.representatives of this division got
very busy with their pencils and de
yised ways and means to declare that
because of incompetency, inefficien
cy, etc., nine should not get the wages
vwhich have been appropriated for
inem. It was also recommended that
there be demotion, or, as it is better
known, a reduction in pay.
"We do not believe that a man who
has passed a civil service examination J
and who, fortunately or unfortunate
ly, becomes a city employe becomes a
city loafer and that the city should be
put to the expense of watching him.
JUDGE RULES AGAINST JUDGE IN
Attorney John Herrick and Presi
dent L. A. Busby of the Chicago Sur- 4B
face Lines got a decision from Judge
Brentano yesterday which threw out
of superior court the suit of State's
Att'y Hoyne against the surface lines
The surface lines are not responsi
ble to anybody anywhere for the way
they run their cars, has been the ar-
gument of Hoyne's assistant, Glenn
Plumb. They have all rights and
privileges conferred on them by the
unification ordinance as though they .
are a corporation hut they have nev
er taken out corporation papers, have
no treasury, and can't be reached
with fines or pail sentences, accord
ing to Plumb.
After arguments were in, Judge
Brentano took less than two min
utes to speak these words throwing
the case out:
"I have little to asy in the matter.
But I have come to a decision that
the order of Judge Goodwin should
be vacated. I have so ordered."
Early in February Judge Goodwin
gave Hoyne leave to file information
in quo warranto proceedings. Judge
Brentano by his decision yesterday
goes straight against Judge Goodwin.
Forty-fourth anniversary of Paris
Commune wil Ibe celebrated by con
cert and lecture at Winchester hall,
1029 W. Taylor, Friday eve. Auspices ijk
Local 85, Br. 6, 1. W. W. W
Stedman Meetings. Seymour
Stedman, Socialist candidate for
mayor, speaks at following places to
night: Fifth Ward Civic League. Senn
high school, Ridge and Ardmore, at
8:15; 188th Ward club, Irving school,
Hoyne and Lexington, at 9 p.m.; 3d
Ward Civic league, 45th and St. Law
rence, 10 p. m.