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SEARCH ON FOR MAN .WHO
ATTACKED YOUNG GIRL
Police of the Englewood station
are searching for a man who bound,
gagged and attempted to burn to
death Gertrude Hanson, 17, a domes
tic in the home of Otto"Johnson, 9950
LoWe avenue, today.
The girl was found tied to a beam
in the basement after Mrs. Johnson
had noticed smoke coming up the
stairway. She rushed down and re
leased tne girl and then called the
fire department. A number of rage,
soaked in oil, were burning near the
Capt. Joel Smith believes the girl
was assaulted by a man, who then
beat her and tried to set fire to her
and the house in order to hide his
Miss Hanson is suffering from con
cussion of the brain.
ANOTHER ACT IN THE FARCE.
The final curtain hasn't been rung
down on the garbage farce, now be
ing played by a star cast composed of
our best municipal comedians.
There is in the city of Chicago a
body called the City Waste Commis
sion. It now proposes to waste money.
The function of this committee is
to find some way to solve all ques
tions pertaining to waste, garbage,
The members hold sessions regu
larly. They talk much. They think
little. They have much fun. Yester
day they invited representatives of
three corporations to talk to them
about the ways of disposing of gar
bage. Then Aid. W. 0. Nance sprang a
great surprise. He got up and said
the waste commission should study
the European methods of disposing
of their .garbage.
The members sat up and smiled.
Europe is a beautiful country. Ev
eryone feels a longing to go there
for a visit. But it is so expensive.
But now thfr members of the City
Waste Commission see a chance to
go over there at the city's expense.
Meanwhile the city is still the joke
town of the country when it comes
to handUng garbage.
TO WORK NEW "HUMANIZING"
PLAN ON CONVICTS
Joliet, III., Nov. 7. A new policy of
"humanizing" the Illinois state peni
tentiary, through which nearly every
convict will be furnished work-out in
the sunshine, was outlined by Warden
Allen, who says it will shortly be
announced by Gov. Dunne.
"Part of tbe men," said the war
den, "will be put to work on the
roads, part on the prison farm and
the remainder in the state quarry.
Only the vicious and dangerous m.en
should be refused the chance to work
in the open air."
Each of the "honor" convicts now
workirig on the roads near Dixon, 111.,,
and .who signed his name to the
"honor" pledge, wilT'be given a but
ton, allowing him more freedom in
side the walls. Violation of the pledge
will deprive him of the buttafn.
COMMONWEALTH EDISON CO.
WINS IN RATE WAR
The Commonwealth Edison Com
pany won the victory in the rate war
when the gas, oil and electric light
committee of the city council agreed
to the cut of $604,000 a year offered
by the company.
This creates a third rate in addi
tion to the present primary-charge of
10 cents a kilowatt hour for the first
thirty hours' use and the secondary
charge of 5 cents, ior the next thirty
hours. On Dec. 1 this will be made 4
cents and on March 1 will be made
Aid. Merriam put up a fight to have
the primary charge reduced to 9"
She I always think of motoring as
the poetry of motion. He Yes until
the machine breaks down; then it be
comes blank verse!