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an accounting and other affirmative
relief according to the practice of
equity, courts." According to Att'y
Richberg, this means that Judge
Smith says the city lias a right to get
at the books of the gas-Gompany to
find how much of their capitalization
is based on "water."
Tonight Att'y Richberg will speak
before the Open Forum conducted "by
Aid. Chas. Merriam, 7th ward, at 64th
and University av. Richberg says he
is not only going to tell his clients
the public of the litigation, but is
going to go into the cost of manu
facturing and producing gas.
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SAYS COMMONWEALTH EDISON
CONTROLS EDWARDS VALVE CO
That Daily News want ads have
been used to help beat the strike
against the Edwards Valve and Man
ufacturing Co. of East Chicago and
that of the Edwards plant is con
trolled by the Commonwealth Edison
Co. is the claim of a man who was
trapped into scabbing for the muni
tion firm for one day.
A blind ad in the News which of
fered good jobs with fine pay and
transportation for an out-of-town po
sition led the worker to the offices of
the Edwards company.
He was sent to the munition plant
at E. Chicago. When he found there
was strike on he left the place.
Among the employes it is common
, gossip that the Edwards plant is
controlled by the same people who
own the Commonwealth Edison Co.
A fellow worker told the newcomer
that he had worked with the Edison
Company and was transferred to
East Chicago when the strike broke.
"How did you happen to be sent
here?" he asked the speaker."
"Oh, this plant and the Edison
company are owned by the same
bunch. They just transferred me
here and raised my pay," he was
Soft hours, big money and swell
food are the inducements which the
Edwards Valve Co. offers to scabs.
An attempt to take away the free
food led to a threat among the strike
breakers to quit and join the union.
The Edwards plant is being used
to furnish the allies with ammuni
tion, although it is masked by the ti
tle "Edwards Valve and Manufactur
In a fight between the police,
strikers and armed guards on a street
of East Chicago a few weeks ago a
strikebreaker sent by the Soule De
tective Agency was killed and six
strikebreakers and policemen were
shot No strikers were injured and
no guns were found among the union
men after the battle. They were ex
onerated from blame by the chief of
police of the city.
The battle occurred when the mu
nition firm tried to import some
armed strikebreakers into the plant.
They were stopped by the police, a
bunch of strikers gathered around
and a riot followed.
The chief of police and mayor of
the city warned the firm that any
armed strikebreakers brought into
the city would be jailed.
REGISTER TODAY TO VOTE IN
Voters who don't register before 9
o'clock tonight will be deprived of
their right to vote in the aldermanic
primaries on Feb. 29.
The total registration of Chicago,
including Cicero, is 775,779. Chief
Clerk Dennis Egan of the election
commissioners expects 135,000 to
register today. This will bring Chi
cago's total registry above the mil
City Clerk Siman says there is as
much rivalry over last place on the
aldermanic ballot as .there was on
the first Time limit for filing peti
tions is midnight Thursday.
New York. Several friends who
met Thomas H. Johns of Braddock,
Pa., at 42d and Broadway showed
him White Way and robbed him of
$450 and his false teeth.