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LABOR BOARD REGRETS DEATH
OF TRUSTEE FFRENCH
Expressions of regret at the loss to
the board of education of such a
member as Chas. Ffrench, who died
in New York last week, were heard
at the meeting of the Chicago Fed. of
The executive board of the feder
ation passed a resolution which ex
pressed regret at the loss to the city
of such a valuable citizen and of his
services in the interest of the public
schools. ' It said:
"His judgment and ability never
failed and his honesty and courage
could not be shaken by all the forces
of the big business interests which
seek to use the schools and sacrifice
"The greatest American institu
tiions, the public schools, depend
upon such men as Mr. Ffrench. As
a defender of the interests of the
children he never failed. As an ex
ample of culture, maniliness and, dig
nity he was well fitted to stand be
fore the children, a type of what a
public official, especially one at head
of the school system, should be."
The resolution was presented by
Miss Mary O'Reilly, a school teach
er. Ffrench as a member of the
board of education voted against the
SALOONKEEPERS FREE FROM
WORRY THIS WEEK
There is little chance of any sa
loon license revocations this week.
The mayor is spending a short vaca
tion on his yacht far from the howl
ing of the reformers and the United
Societies. Charley Fitzmorris, the
mayor's representative on the new
saloon license board, is likewise
away for a week. Meanwhile there
is talk going around the City Hall of
a number of saloonkeepers in the 22d
ward who are said to have been told
to take "a chance on Sundays" by
politicians affiliated with the Thompson-neutral
combine and have since
been worried by the activity of the
police, These saloonkeepers are
said to be prepared to make a grand
holler if their licenses are placed in
jeopardy. Nineteen violations were'
reported by the police yesterday.
Many of them in the 22d ward.
UNION STATION HEADS WILL'
EXPLAIN BUILDING DELAY
The Union Station moguls, having
been called by the mayor for their
delay in starting work on the new
union station, have come across with
a plea for a chance to talk it over
with Corp. Counsel Sam Ettelson.
Ettelson was appointed chairman of
a commission of three named by the
mayor to investigate the cause of the
delay and plan action if work
wasn't started immediately. The
others on the commission are Mike
Faherty, pres. local improvements
board, and Building Com'r 'Bostrom.
E. A. Howard, C. B. & Q., chairman
of the station executive committee,
asked for an opportunity to talk mat
ters over with the new commission
next Wednesday afternoon. His re
quest was granted by Ettelson. The
mayor threatened to invoke the for
feiture clause in the contract with
the city if the work isn't hustled
NEXT TIME MARGUERITE WILU
USE A BATHHOUSE "
Camdenr N. J.f Aug. 21. Miss
Marguerite Gilhooley, 18, of Philadel
phia will never disrobe in the woods;
again to don her bathing suit.
Eight million bees, resenting hej
intrusion in their nest, watched Marj;
guerite's preparations for a swim and
attacker at a highly strategic mo
ment Cooper hospital nurses are
trying to help Marguerite forget it.
LAIRD OF SKIBO ILL"
Bar Harbor, Me., Aug. 21. Ap
parently in feeble condition, Andrew ,
Carnegie, steel magnate, is off
Mount Desert island in his yacht.
His weakened condition was plainly
noticeable when he came ashore for.
an automobile rjej