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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1912, Image 5

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PEOPLE LOSE POINT IN
"CHEAPER GAS" FIGHT
The people lost a point in the
fight for cheaper gas against the
People's Gas Ligftt and Gpke Co.
today when the decision of Judge
Scanlan, restraining the com
pany froni charging more 'than 80
cents per thousand cubic feet for
gas and impounding ''the differ
ence between the 80 centrate ajid
the 75 cent rate, the, maximum
fixed by the new ordinance, was
reversed ,by the appellate court.
..The company-, will continue to
charge at the 80 cent rate, and
the difference between that and
the ordinance rate will not be im
pounded. A bill is now pending"Jefore
the superior court, which will de
cide whether the company shall
be, enjoined from charging more
than the price fixed by the ordi
nance. ; Corporation Counsel Sexton
said he did not think the decision
was a blow to the ordinance, as
the equity of the bill now incourt
-Was not attacked, the judgment
merely eliminating the provision
for impounding.
SCORES AWAIT ARRIVAL
OF MORGUE-SHIP,
Halifax, N: S.f April- 25.
Scores of grief-stricken relattives
and friends of victims of the Ti-(
tanic disaster haunted the offices
and piers of the White Star line
here today.
They are wajting on the re
turn of the morgue-ship Madkay-1
Bennett, with her grim cargo of
death, reaped m the fogb"ound'
seas of the Great Banks of New
foundland The wireless message receJveU
from the captain of thlnVbgufe
ship early today says that the-sea
is strewnNfor miles with dcad'hod
ies, but that the "majority; of. the
bodies probably never, will 'come
to the surface. Two hundred and
five bodies already have been
picked up.
The captain of the Mackay
Benneft's message read:
"Boddies are numerous in
latitude 41.35 north, longi
tude 48.37 west, extending
many miles east and west.
Mail ships should give this
wide blerth. Medical opinion
is death has been instantane
ous in all cases, owing to ex
posure when bodies drawn
. down in vortex. Drifting in
dense fog since noon yester
day. Total picked up 205.
Brought all embalming fluid
in Halifax, enough for -70
With week's fine wteather
think wg would pretty well
clean up relics -of "disaster.
My opinjon majority never
will come to surface." : "
WEATHER REPORT
wanner. unset
tled weather and
probably local show-
ers tonight and Fri
day for Chicago and
vicinity; somewhat
higher temperature
tonight; brisk to
high southerly winds.
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