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W. C. BEALE DRAWS KENNEDY
FIRE ASKS ABOUT 1 HE
"I am charged with treason to the
American flag and my trial will take
place next week on Wednesday in the
2ity council chamber," said Aid. John
C. Kennedy before the Neighborhood
?lub of the 27th ward last night.
"Who brings the charge of trea
son? Aid. Henry 0. Capitain, whose
voice and vote are on record as a
traction voice and a traction vote.
What newspaper supports Capitain
in the treason charge? One, the
Tribune, a newspaper whose native
land is school land leased from the
city of Chicago at a rental $25,000 a
pear less than the rental would be if
.he lease had a revaluation clause.
"Who owns the Tribune? An es
tate known as the Tribune estate.
Who are the trustees of the Tribune
estate? Two women, the mothers of
Bertie McCormick and Joe Medill
Patterson, the Tribune publishers;
nd one-man, William G. Beale.
"Who is Beale? Beale is the man
Kho more than any other dictates
the policy of the Tribune. Beale is
the chief counsel of the Common
wealth Edison Co., a corporation con
trolled by Sam Insull, the Marshall
Field estate, the Illinois Trust & Sav
ings bank and a group of New York
bankers. Beale furthermore is the
attorney for the elevated railroads.
"Only one newspaper in Chicago
lias taken seriously the charge that
of treason against me. Why is a
newspaper controlled by William G.
Beale the only one against me? What
Is Beale's motive? Why does Beale
Issue the command that writers of
the Tribune should take their type
writers and write lies about me? Why
ioes Beale order the Tribune to per
form this service at this time? Why
not earlier this year or why not later?
Why at the precise time that I am
making a campaign for re-election?
"I say it is the Chicago Tribune
that is on trial for treason. I say
that William G. Beale, as trustee of
the Tribune estate, is on trial for
treason. I say that the mothers of
Bertie McCormick and Joe Medill
Patterson, the two other Tribune
estate trustees, are on trial for trea
son. "I say it is treason to this commu
nity and to this nation for a news
paper to print lies and muddle the
minds of people in behalf of the
profits of the Commonwealth Edison
Co. and the traction lines.
"I am ready for trial on this issue
of treason raised by a traction com
pany alderman and a Commonwealth
"And I predict that these same
forces will raise other issues just as
irrelevant and outside of the genuine
issues that the voters of Chicago
SAYS HUSBAND LIVED AFTER
HEART STOPPED BEATING
Gideon P. Brown of Lake Bluff
lived ten minutes after heart stopped
beating, says his widow.
"He had been troubled with weak
heart for past year," Dr. Emanuel
Friend said. "Frequently in heart dis
ease cases, though the heart is beat
ing, the beat is hard to detect. Mrs.
Brown must have been excited."
HATS OFF! EVEN TO NAVY
George'W. Hackman used to be a
waiter in Rector's. Recently he A
gathered up what he had saved and
bought forty acres of land in Mich
igan. It cost him $100 an acre.
Knowing nothing of agriculture he ;
consulted an expert. Said expert ex-
plained that the ground had to be r
broken in before it would yield wheat. t"
Hackman decided to plant plain navy 4
Forty acres of them yielded 800
bushels. In the meantime prices
went up and he got $4,800 for his 4
output Last night he dined in the
cafe where he used to work and told
of his good fortune over a bottle of