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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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his influence in the City Sail, which
during the Harrison and Busse ad
ministrations was great, he got the
city to file suit against the elevated
company to force it to tear -down the
In the columns of his papers he
hammered continually, though tact
fully, against the Oak Park "L." He
didn't make it too raw, for it would
have been bad policy to anger Sam
Insull, who handles more millions of
other people's money than any other
man in (Chicago.
But Hearst, even after his influ
ence in the City Hall was nil, con
tinued to kick the shins of the ad
ministration to see that the suit was
carried through.
Lately other papers have horned
in with the Examiner and American.
Their efforts may be explained in a
rumor that the News and the Trib
une intended to move over with
Hearst on Market street and they
were all anxious to have the stub
gone so as to make room for cir
culation trucks and wagons.
Federal Judge Kohlsaat sustained
an opinion offered by Master in Chan
cery Morrison some time ago that the
city could not tear down the stub.
The city will take the case to the U.
S. court of appeals.
Use of the Market street stub dates
back in the '90's when the dak Park
"L" used steam engines to haul its
loads to the city and back each day.
There was no loop then, so the Oak
Park trains stopped on Market street,
and those who used it walked over
to the business district
"With the coming of the Northwest
ern and then South Side Rapid Tran
sit companies, the Oak Park soon
joined them in use of the tracks of
the Union Loop Co.
It was the contention of the city
and Hearst that when the Oak Park
company ran its trains around the
loop the stub was no longer useful
and should be removed as a nuisance.
11 is an eyesore 10 we city, pu cnat js
sot Hearst's angle, j
Fred Schultz, a patient at the
Chicago State hospital at Dunning,
was beaten to death by John Cullan,
a fellow inmate, today, who tore a
length of gas pipe from a fixture and
crushed Schultz' skull. Cullan was
overpowered and locked up after the
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London. The crown prince made
further progress last night in the
thrust to batter in the French sa
lient at Bethincourt, eight miles
northwest of Verdun.
After heavy bombardment the Ger
mans launched an attack against the
western side of the salient. They
gained a foothold in two small French
field redoubts between Haucourt and
Hill 287, but were repulsed elsewhere.
On the west side of the salient, the
French had the advantage in grenade
fights southeast of Bethincourt.
Rotterdam. Dispatches to "Nor
wegian consul confirmed report Nor
wegian steamer Arena, sunk last
Sunday was torpedoed without warn
ing. '
Paris. A French submarine has
sunk an Austrian transport in the
London. The crown prince has
thrown large forces across Forges
brook in determined effort to squeeze
French out of Bethincourt.
London. Three British vessels, in
cluding liner Chantala, have been
sunk or blown up with past 24 hdurs.
In each instance crew was saved.
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Washington. Army aviation corps
will be reorganized and personnel
changed, "by addition, if not by sub
traction," Sec'y Baker told house mil
itary committee.
Detroit. In fire Which destroyed
home of Homer Dieble, Mrs. Dieble
and her two children, burned to death, i

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