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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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attempted robbery of E. M. Stuckey's
drug store, failed to identify three
Det. Serg't H. J. Hartnett sued for
divorce. Desertion charge.
Miss Jane Addams has gone to
Southern California to stay until
Sanitary district board overrode
Pres. Smythe's veto and authorized
contract by which district gets cheap
water power rates for right-of-way
concession to Calumet-Sag canal.
Because DryChi. Federation could
only get 90,000 of required 170,000
signatures, there will be no prohibi
tion vote at April election. Fed. plan
ning for 1917.
Citizen's safety and traffic commis
sion urges widening of Michigan blvd.
from 12th to 32d sts.
Methodists plan to spend $2,000,
000 to erect loop church with branch
es on three sides of city. Plan in
cludes chain of rescue missions.
Two Public Forum contributors to
day, unsolicited, sent money to The
Day Book with request that it be
forwarded to the Danbury Hatters'
relief fund. Both were exceptional
ly generous contributors to the gar
ment strikers' relief fund.
"J. J." sent in $1 wrapped up in a
piece of paper upon which was writ
ten this one line: "The Day Book is
true blue."
"Turn this money over to the Dan
bury hatters or to any other .worthy
cause, as The Day Book may see fit,"
wrote "A Friend," with his $3.60.
Both donations were turned over to
the Chicago Federation of Labor,
which has charge of the Chicago end
of the fund.
Washington, Feb. 4. Deep pessi
mism prevailed in official circles over
latest communication from Berlin on
Lusitania question. It is understood
today that Sec'y of State Lansing has 1
received report from Ambassador
Gerard and has forwarded this to
President Wilson. This report is said
to cover what Gerard has been able
to learn of Berlin's official attitude
on matter.
The constant battle between the
city and the public service corpora
tions is often intensified by law suits
and other cases in court So the city
council, in an effort to protect the
city, has often engaged special coun
sel. Sometimes the administration dif
fers with the counsel as to what ex
tent and how the city should be pro
tected. This was evinced when May
or Thompson caused Walter Fisher
to be appointed special counsel to
represent the city in the proposed
sale of the Automatic Telephone Co.
to the Bell Phone Trust. It was also
evinced yesterday when the corpora
tion counsel's office handed an opin
ion to the gas, oil and electric light
committee, stating that it alone had
the'po'wer to engage attorneys to rep
resent the city and that the hiring of
special counsel was illegaL
The gas, oil and electric light com
mittee have had occasion to engage
two attorneys. They are Donald
Richberg, who is representing the
city in the rate fight against the gas
company, and Judge Stephen Foster,
who attempted to represent the peo
ple of Chicago in the Automatic tele
phone deal, but who was overruled
by the aldermen.
From the way the corporation
council has been drawing up ordi
nances for the council, and then de
claring these same ordinances ille
gal, some of the aldermen have lost
faith in that office.
They do not care to trust law suits,
involving millions of dollars, in the
hands of attorneys who don't even
draw up an ordinance properly. So
the opinion, after some tart discus
sion, was ignored.
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