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PREACHER'S WIFE ACCUSES AFFINITIES RICH
MAN FACES MANN ACT CHARGE JUDGE
SABATH ON "THE FAILURE OF MARRIAGES''
THE DAY BOOK
An AeUess Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 176 Chicago, Friday, April 23, 1915
SAM INSULL HIT HARD
BY TWO MOVES
-Lyman Cooley Fired by.Sa'nitary Board, and Supreme
Court Upholds State's Att'y Hoyne's Action
' Against Elevated Roads.
- Sam Insull had his grip of Chicago
loosened a little yesterday. Insull is
the chief operator for the bankers
and promoters who are back of 'the
Commonwealth Edison Co., the light
and power trust, and the Chicago El
evated Railroads Collateral Trust, thef
combine of elevated railroads.
State's Att'y Hoyne got a decision
from the supreme court which opens
the way for showing up all the water
ed stock and queer money moves in
elevated road finance.
And Lyman Cooley, chief engineer
of the sanitary district board, was
thrown out of his job-. Cooley's offi
cial reports and other actions were a
help to the Insull light and power
,trust, so much so that it was often
charged the Gommanwea.lth Edison
Co had a hand in. writing the reports.
Those who want public ownership
of these utilities say that chances for
public ownership are made better by
the actions yesterday.
Here's why Cooley was thrown
out: Down at Lockport is a fine
electric light and power plant worth
somewhere over $3,000,000. The
people of Chicago own it. It is doing
good work and paying its way, ac
cording to Trustees Clark and Paul
lin on the sanitary board.
Lyman Cooley wrote a report at
tacking the plant as loser. The re
port was so rotten that when Clark
and Paullin showed it up at sanitary
board meetings the boanfflecided the
jeport should not be printed. Coqley
goes ahead and has copies printed as
he explained "for professional circu
lation.'' It was'sent to places where
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