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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Demanding their constitutional
rights of free speech, five street
sneakers are prepared to fight their
arrest made last nighfr by policemen
who broke up a meeting at Congress
and State sts. The speakers -were
taken to the S. Clark st station and
were not booked, so they might
have the opportunity of being freed
by bonds. The police say business
men of the neighborhood had pro
tested against the street meetings.
The five men arrested were:
' Michael C. Walsh, 733 S. State;
Chas. Kruse, 809 S. State; Jos. Gor
man, 525 S. State; Harry Wilson, 21
N. Market, and Albert Snyder, 107
S. Sangamon.
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A story in Hearst's Chicago Exam
iner about two employes of the city
health dep't has resulted in a $5D,000
suit nKiinst the naner.
I Thft varn -was sunnosed to havs
been told by a foreigner who came
I to Chicago when the infantile paral
ysis epidemic was at its worst in
New York.
He entered the- city after being
held at Warsaw, Ind., for two days
because he-had brought his child
from New York city, where the
plague was at its worst
When he got into the station here
health doctors who were waiting for
him took his child and made a care
ful examination of it Then they
detained the "traveler, whose name
was Morris Broidie, for further ex
amination. About this time an Examiner re
porter dropped into the Btation. He
talked with Broidie and noticed that
the foreigner was afraid he would
have to give him some money. The
reporter questioned him and was told
that Broidie hadgfven two health
doctors $1 each to examine the child.
The Examiner man secured a
statement from Broidie tp the effect J
that he had paid over $2 to health
The two physicians were Drs. B. L
Wyatt and A. M. Siegel. They were
questioned by Health Com'r Robert
son and denied their guilt
The civil service commission held
a hearing to determine the truth of
the Broidie story. Here it was
found that the foreigner was forced
to pay for the examination in War
saw, Ind., but aot in Chicago, and
the doctors were exonerated.
Dr. Wyatt ljas sued and Dr. Siegel
says he is going to take a crack at
the Examiner before long on the
same story.
Att'ys Grossman & Grossman filed
the suit
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The death of Trustee Charles
Ffrench in New York yesterday was
a shock to his school board friends
here. Mr. Ffrench passed away fol
lowing an operation in which his
foot, crushed by,a New York street
car, was cut off. The body is being
brought here. v
Ffrench was a latterly-appointed
member of the board of education.
He got on- in time for' the bitter
Jake Loeb fight, however, and never
failed to talk and vote for the rights
of teachers to organize.
He came to America in 1893 with
the rarfk of captain in the British
army. Soon: after his arrival, he se
cured a position with the Kansas
City Journal. Later he went into
business in Chicago for himself as
publisher of the Musical Leader. He
was 55 years old at the time of his
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New York. Gasoline will drop to
20 cents all over country within tw6
weeks, 'said Standard Oil" officials.
Government recently ordered inquiry
into gasoline prices.
Warren, O. Bleachers collapsed
with 1,000 people, open-air boxing
match. Score injured.

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