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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 10, 1913, Image 1

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CITY COUNCILMEN CONDEMN PROPOSED SALE
OF AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE CO. s
THE IW BOOK
, An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, .jgglgSE Tel. Monroe 353.
' Editor and Publisher. gp Automatic 51-422. "
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month. .
VOL.3, NO. 11
Chicago!. Friday," Oct. 10, 1913
ONE CENT
WOMEN SCENT MILLIONS OF GRAFT
IN WATER METERS FOR HOMES
Say 3pO,000'H6mes Will Be Soaked for $30,000,000 ii
'"Water Meter Deal Goes Through Chicago I
- ' foment ;WJir Fight a. Big., Steal. !
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: Here is one of the biggest news 'stories ever printed
'in Chicago. ' It' affects the pocUetbook of every family in
Chicago vlt exposes what loops like a bigger deal; with
possibilities of bigger graft, than, the million-dollar voting
machine deed'. ' ' It tells hpwtlie water tax of 300,000
homes in.Chicago is. to be more than trebled. This story
was -unearthed by Chicago -women. They came to' The,
Day Book because .the other newspapers they had ap
proached wouldn't handle the story. The Day Book pub'
ishesihqir communication, together 'with ah expose of
the big deal written by Mrs. John T. McCormick. Editor
Day Book. '' . .
Editor'Day Book: ? . ' ,
Herewith enclosed" please find a statement of facts in regard to the
City Water Bureau and the .proposed water meter ordinance.
Webeg'tb .call your attention'tothe fact that, the initial expense of in
stalling arwa'ter'meter woulflWy U"? ordinary consumer's, waer fox, at the
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