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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 08, 1912, Image 21',
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Once people begin to run a city for people instead of for public
service corporations and grafters and most anything nice may hap-1
pen. For example, with its eight street car tickets for a quarter and
universal transfers, Columbus, .Qhfb, is as happy as a. kid with a
Without the slightest intimation of what wag going to happen,
the Columbus Railway & Light Co., Monday, ApriM, began selling
eight tickets for a quartet.
The company was due to begin selling eight for a -quarter on
April 29, Switching the date to April 1 was meant as a pleasant
surprise. It was a success as an April first joke.
Prior to April, 1901, Columbus had six tickets for a quarter,
but transfers were issued only with a straight five-cent fare.
The people won a big victory in 1901, when the company had
to secure z, new franchise. Provision was made that there should
be seven tickets for a quarter, with universal transfers until such
a time as the gross receipts of the company reached $1,750,000 a
year, when eight tickets and universal transfers should be given.
The gross receipts will equal that amount for the year ending
Columbus owns its own eelctric light; plant, which has reduced
the cost of street lighting nearly 50 per cent; its own water works,
which has a filtration and purification plant in connection; its own
garbage disposal plant; and its)wn asphalt street repair plant
In addition, the privately owned gas companies sell gas at 30
cents a thousand cubic feet and turn over to the city a percentage of
their receipts. The independent telephone company also pays the
city a percentage of its receipts.
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! have. ZO-vear-old- ones.
Standard OH: Dissolved. OH
Tobacco; Djssqlved- Stock as
high as ever and just as much al
falfa in it as ever!
Packers: Acquitted, Pork and
lard up !
Sugar barons : Jury disagreed.
Sugar up !
Have we anti-trust laws? 7We
Any trust magnates jailed? No.
What has "controlling: the
trusts" cost? Hundreds of thou
sands. Who pays? We do.
What's "the answer? Let Uncle
Sam do it as competitor.
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Scientists say the hedgehog is v
immune to the toins of diphtheria
and tetanus. But who- on. earth
wants tQ be a hedgehog?