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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 29, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION
ONE CENT
PROBE GIRL'S WHITE SLAVE STORY
THE DAY BOOK
AnAdless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 181 Chicago, Thursday, April 29, 1915 398 gj&
HOME RULE FO
Sam Instill' Interest and Street Car Lines Show Enmity
Toward Home Rule Fop-Chicago Mayor Says
He'll -Work Against -Legislators Who Vote
For Big Business.
ATENS
ES
' v William Hale' Thompson, the new
mayor of Chicago, has, made his first
open threat against' the street car
companies, the gas, electric and
phone companies of Chicago. He
made a statement to newspaper men
at Springfield before tailing the train
td Chicago last night. And he said
that if the big public service compa
nies of Chicago kill the home rule bill
he will use all his power as mayor to
defeat every anti-home rule man in
the legislature and put in their places
men who want Chicago to run its
own business.
There was a sharper fighting note
and more of a direct threat to the
JifsuU interests than in any previous
statement that has come from the
new mayor. He said:
"The home rule situation has re
solved itself into "a fight between the
people and the corporations. If the
Chicago home rule bill is defeated I
will make it my personal business to
see to it that there is at least one can
didatefor senator and one candidate
for the house, tied hand and foot to
the home rule proposition, in each
district in Chicago,
"I am not and never have been an
advocate of municipal ownership, but?
if the utilities want a fight they can
get it from me. I have been' elected
upon a platform of doing something
for the people of Chicago. Home rule
is the first step and the new adminis
tration does not propose to start bfzsi-
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