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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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to the profit of her relatives while
the record of the entire matter was
kept under cover exactly as many of
the records wanted by the city coun
cil from the school board are also
kept under cover.
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A good many folks are wondering
why the People's Gas Co, is spend
ing oodles of coin to let the public
know through advertisements about
its wants, etc., and yet is unwilling
to let the city council in on things.
Pres. E. G. Cowdrey of the gas
company, was before the special gas
committee of council today. .Aid.
Merriam asked him why the com
pany refused to give the committee
expert, Bemis, data that was asked
for. Cowdrey said that the company
had a lawsuit on and that it couldn't
afford to give out facts and figures to
enemies for use in litigation. s
Aid. Sitts of the gas-oil body says
his committee will not recognize any
other than a 68-cent gas rate in com
ing negotiations.
The special fas committee named
members who, with Att'y Kichberg
and Expert Bemis, will meet with
Peoples' Gas Co. men to try and find
out what the gas company wants.
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Jos. Persite, Toledo, O., on way to
Salt Lake City, boarded Northwest
ern road train. Jos. had $1,600 in his
wallet As train pulled out of station
a man in uniform came to where Per
site sat in the train, said he was a
railway inspector and must examine
all money. Jos. held up his $1,600
for sanitary surveillance. Uniformed
man grabbed it and jumped off train
at Kedzie av.
Israel Orin, 3, 1404 W. 18th, dead.
Hit by auto yesterday. Autoist un
known. M. T. Detrick, Berwyn, III., real
estate man, killed on Burlington
grade crossing, Berwyn.
Att'y Charles E. Erbstein, counsel
for the alleged tango blackmailers,
went into the municipal court today
and asked for warrants for State's
Att'y Hoyne, Edw. J. Fleming, sec'y
to Hoyne, and two policemen, Bow
ler and Traf ton. His request was de
nied by Judges LaBuy and Newcom
er. He then appealed to Chief Jus
tice Olson and he put the matter over
until Monday.
Erbstein charge'd that the seizing
of Mrs. Helen Evers, member of the
alleged blackmailers, in a cafe in the
redlight district by Hoyne's men was
illegal. Mrs. Evers was held for five
hours, questioned concerning a wire
tapping game and then released.
Stephen Malato, representing
Hoyne, Fleming and the policemen,
staged a clash with Erbstein in Judge
LaBuy's courtroom. Erbstein threat
ened to "get" the entire state's" at
torney's office. Malato reminded
Erbstein that he made . similar
threa'ts against the late State's Att'y
Erbstein contended that the seiz
ure of a person for the purpose of
obtaining a confession was unlawful.
Judge LaBuy ruled that the state's
attorney had discretionary powers
concerning the seizure of persons
wanted for the purpose of obtaining
information in criminal cas,es.
Miss Mary Pinter, 35, 3309 Pratt
blvd., sec'y Leiser & Green hat store,
849 W. Washington st, robbed of
$750 payroll as she was walking on
Green near Washington st on way
from bank with money in satchel.
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Ruby Guy, American girl who mar
ried Chinaman, arrested in alleged
disorderly' house, S. State st near
33d. She and Dan'l Chapin, alleged
keeper, fined $50 each.
Three robbers go,t $15 from Chas,
i Leib's clothing store, -509 S. Clark,
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