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they can get theater tickets for seats
down in the front rows. And the pub
Jlic has been stung extra coin for the
privilege of sitting near the orchestra
pit Back in the rear rows seats can
be had at the regular"pHQe, if you're
lucky. Engagement of seats three or
four weeks in advance will get only
back seats, as a rule.
Out-of-towners stand a better
chance of getting good theater seats
than Chicagoans themselves. Folks
staying ati hotels can go to the news
counter of a good many hotels and
get front seat for the night of the
day they buy them. Extra money is
charged, of course. These same seats
could not be bought by Chicagoans
three weeks in advance at the rigu
lar price marked on the ticket
Levy Mayer, attorney for the The
ater Managers' ass'n, holds that the
new ordinance which knocks out
ticket scalping is so broad that it is
illegal. On this point the ordinance
will be fought to a finish.
This finish, according to City Col
lector Forsberg, has got to come
within the next fifteen days.
Will the managers get away with
their game? Will Chicago have to
keep on paying extra coin for the
right to see the big shows?
A great many other cities have
done away with ticket scalping. The
public, by standing firm against pay
ing extra money, can put a stop to.
this rotten graft in Chicago.
PERSIA CASE MAY NOT BRING
Washington, Jan. 5. State dep't
today mobilized information from a
dozen sources upon which to base
vigorous action promised by presi
dent regarding sinking of liner Per
sia. How soon this government can
act could not be predicted by officials.
Difficulties grew in securing vitally
.necessary information. But before
the end of the week officials believed
administration will have sufficient
badr to act
Tension in pfficial quarters- was I
T slightly relaxed. Slight tinge of op
timism was manifested. For first
time since Persia was sunk some of
ficials expressed hope that, despite
ominous outlook, an avenue for ad
justment of controversy without sev
erance of diplomatic relations may
yet be found.
MARSHALL FIELD AUTO TRUCK
KILLS CATHERINE COGGIN
The fenderless auto truck, this
time owned by Marshall Field & Co.,
gathered another into its cruel death
grip. Catherine Goggin of Chicago
Teachers' Federation was run down
at Clark and Eugenie streets last
Her spine and skull were crushed
and the aged woman's frail body was
torn and twisted under the heavy
wheels of the fenderless automobile.
She died almost instantly.
, The Tribune was the only morning
paper to give out the name of Mar
shall Field & Co., the State street de
partment store, biggest advertiser in
Chicago Field- & Co. joined other
loop department stores in a protest
against enforcement of the fender
law which has been on the books for
STREET CAR MEW' PROTEST
Chir Surface Lines have not made
good promises made to the car men
The Surface Lines promised an 8
hour night service by Jan. 1. The
company has not granted this and
has not paid the switch sweepers' the
back bonus awarded by arbitration.
The matter was discussed at a
meeting of the car men's union last
night and for a while it looked as
though there might be 'Immediate
serious trouble. The men did not
like the breach of faith of the com
panies, but at the behest of Wm.
Quinlan and other leaders agreed to
wait until Feb. 1 to give the com
panies a final chance to fulfill its promises.