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The Chicago Record-Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1910
Thirtieth Year--NO. 164    Wednesday Morning, November 16,  1910
Twenty Pages  Price Once Cent in Chicago and Suburbs  Elsewhere Two Cents

   Christ's Relics Kept in Vienna in the Palace
Article by William E. Curtis
(Special Correspondence of the Chicago Record-Herald)
The Chicago Record-Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1910

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   CUP OF TEA, $1,000; AIDS CRIPPLED TOTS

One cup of tea sold in Chicago last night for $1,000.   What the brand of the tea, whether from old Ceylon or one of the many varieties of oolong, was not revealed. Sufficient on that score is the fact that it was good tea and that the purchaser was satisfied and the seller delighted.  

The latter was Mrs. Graeme Stewart and the purchaser was Thomas A. Griffin, president of the Griffin Wheel Works.  Those who will benefit from the sale, and from many others of other delicious beverages and of articles of merchandise made last night, are the destitute crippled children of Chicago.

....................................the tearoom at the bazaar arranged by leading women in Chicago's society circles to aid the Home for Destitute Crippled Children.  Orchestra Hall, where the bazaar was held, buzzed with pleaded comment immediately after Mrs. Stewart had received Mr. Griffin's personal check for the $1,000.
The Chicago Record-Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1910

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   LIFE REBATES ARE ATTACKED IN FOUR SUITS

A secret investigation of alleged insurance premium rebating, involving hundreds of thousands of dollars annually and directed against practically every mutual like insurance company in chicago, came to light yesterday afternoon with the filing of four suits in the Municipal Court by State's Attorney Wayman.

The legal actions are to recover "fines" of from $500 to $1000, assessed under the law for rebating on life insurance premiums.  One suit is directed against the Illinois Life Insurance Company and P. J. Kane, an agent, and three are directed against the Hartford Life Insurance Company, and  H. P. Johnson, manager in Chicago, and  L. P. Hazen,  an agent.  It is charged that agents of the two companies gave 25 per cent rebates on policies sold by them..............................................................................................
The Chicago Record-Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1910

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    ADAM KOCH, "CITIZEN AND TAXPAYER,"  ASKS COURT TO ENJOIN BOARD 

........................................................The bill declares that the order of Judge Rinaker entered Sept. 22 was void and beyond his powers, and that he had no power to determine what territory should be included in the intended forest preserve, and that he has no power to hold a public hearing for that purpose, and no authority or power to order such question submitted to the voters of said forest preserve district.  It contends that Judge Rinaker in ordering such election did not proceed according to law.

.........................................................The attorneys of record in the case are  McGoorty & Pollock, Ross C. Hall and Mayer, Meyer, Austrian & Platt.  
The Chicago Record-Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1910

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  PRICES DOWN; TO GO LOWER, ARMOUR SAYS

J. Ogden Armour
Edward Cudahy
The Chicago Record-Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1910

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 FORMAL APPEAL OF UNITED CHARITIES FOR ASSISTANCE
(on their letter head along with signatures at the bottom of the letter)

United Charities of Chicago, A Union of the Chicago Relief and Aid Society and the Chicago Bureau of Charities

Charles H. Wacker, President
Granger Farwell, First Vice-President
Mrs. Rotter Palmer, Second Vice-President
Ernest A. Hamill, Treasurer
Leverett Thompson, Secretary
Dr. Charles R. Henderson, Chairman Executive committee
Frank O. Wetmore, Chairman Finance Committee

Jane Addams
Charles L. Allen,
Mrs. Emmons Blaine,
Mrs. Joseph T. Bowen,
Walter S. Brewster,
Benjamin Carpenter,
R. T. Crane, Jr.,  
J. J. Dau,
Marvin A. Farr,
Arthur L. Farwell,
Granger Farwell,
Henry B. (or D.) Favill, M.D.,
Mitchell D. Follans_ee,
David R. Forgan,
Ernest A. Hamill,
Charles R. Henderson,
H. _. Higb (or s) ie,
W._. Jackson,
Frank S. Johnson, M.D.,
Arthur Meeker,
Adolph Nathan,  
Murry Nelson, Jr. ,
Mrs. Potter Palmer,
Potter Palmer, JR. ,
Charles A. Paltzer,
Juliius Rosenwald, Howard Shaw.

Sherman C. Kinglsey, General Superintendent
James Mullenback, Asst. General Superintendent
Telephone  Franklin 1234  ///   51 La Salle Street, Chicago
The Chicago Record-Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1910

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     LEAVES ESTATE OF $1,520,000
Will of Hugh McBirney Disposes of Huge Sum in Personnal Property!

Hugh McBirney, who died Nov. 8 at his home, 1736 Prairie avenue, left an estate valued at $1,520,000, according to a petition filed yesterday in the Probate Court.  The personal estate is estimated at $1,500,000.

Among the beneficiaries of the will is the Second Presbyterian Church, Twentieth street and Michigan avenue, to which is bequeathed $5,000.

The bulk of the estate goes to the widow, Isabella McBirney, and the two sons, Hugh Johnston McBirney and George Day McBirney.  Relatives, friends and former servants also are remembered.

The will was dated Sept. 27, 1909, and the widow and sons were named as executors.  Mrs. McBirney has declined to serve and the estate will be administered by the sons.  
The Chicago Record-Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1910

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