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.MRS. H. H. ROGERS DIES.
New York, Aug. 30. Mrs. H.
H. Rogers, widow of the Stand
ard Oil magnate, died suddenly
on a dining car en route from
Bretton Woods, N". H., to this
Mrs. Rogers has been ill ever
since the death of her husband.
She went to Bretton Woods in
the hope of 'getting better, but in
stead became worse. Her physi
cians ordered her back to the city.
Mrs. Rogers was Abbie T. Gif
ford when she met the oil mag
nate. Rogers was then a clerk in
his father's store at $3 a week.
jWhen Rogers got his first outside
job as brakeman on a railroad at
$1.16 a day they were married.
Their home life was ideal during
the 40 years between that time
and the death of the oil man.
WHY GAS BILLS ARE HIGH
- Did it ever strike you thatyour
gas bills were a trifle high? Oh,
it did, did it?
Well, you'll be glad to hear that
you've probably been paying for
gas you never used.
William D. Wilcox,-city gas in
spector, has just compiled a few
He says that over 54 per cent
of the gas meters in Chicago are
over 2 per cent fast; that the aver
age nieters are about 5 per cent
fast, and that only 2 per cent are
The gas companies seem to be
some strong on the sure-thing
game. How they ever came to
allow even 2 per cent of their
deters to be slow is a wonder.
Wilcox urges the city council
to remedy this condition by pass
ing an ordihance prepared by Aid.
Cermak. This ordinance would1
require the gas companies to fur
nish, on demand, a new meter to
any citizen whose meter is over
two years old.
Under pie present law the con
sumer has to put up a deppsit of
$1 with the gas company to get
his meter tested. If the meter
happens to be less than 2 per
cent fast, the company pockets
the consumer's dollar, and goes
on its way rejoicing. If the meter,
is over 2 per cent fast, the com
pany has to give back the dollar,
and a rebate on the bills of the
preceding six .months.
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