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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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TO BE READY FOR AUTO PHONE
NEWS WHEN THEY GET HOME
A week ago the charge was made
that aldermen had been paid money
to vote for the ordinance which sold
the Automatic Telephone Co. to the
Chicago Telephone- Go. for $6,300,
000 The sale was resultant in the
establishing of a phone monopoly in
Chicago and gave the phone trust
the great pleasure of spreading
broadcast the report that the auto
matic system had failed in the sec
ond largest city in the country.
The inside story of the failure of
the automatic system through mis
management and neglect will not
reach very far from Chicago and the
report is being circulated that the
automatic failed on its merits alone.
Wednesday morning the aldermen
arrive in Chicago from their trip to
Florida and their side trip to Cuba.
Aid. Sitts, a member of the commit
tee on committees which is making
up the council slate of committees
for the coming year, is also chair
man of the gas, oil and electric light
committee. Sitts is going to call a
meeting of his committee immedi
ately upon arriving in Chicago to
discuss charges made by Sec. Dold
of the Public Ownership league. He
will ask the grand jury to investigate
Dold's charges.
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WOMAN WHO KILLED 2 BABIES
WANTS TO LIVE FOR THIRD
New York, April 24. Mrs. Ida
Sniffen Walter Rogers, who poison
ed her 2 children that they might not
grow up to know they were born out
of wedlock, is scheduled to go to
trial today and hear state of New
York ask for her lif e as a penalty.
Mrs. Mrs. Rogers poisoned the chil
dren, John, 2, and Lorida, 8 months
old, she also endeavored to take her
own life and almost succeeded. Phy
sicians saved her by desperate effort
after she swallowed poison. She was
then Mrs. Walters. Lorlys Elton
Rogers was father of poisoned babies.
Since the tragedy Rogers has been
divorced and has married her. Life
to her has become sweet and she will
fight to resist conviction on charge
of murder.
It is for her husband and her last
baby, a girl, born after her marriage
to Rogers, that Mrs. Rogers wants
to live. They will be in court with
her.
mereItcomment
Chicago housecleaning starts to
day. 'Tis also paint-up week.
No, ladies, that doesn't mean that
you must go down to your druggist
and buy another box.
Now that Easter is over, a lot of
you can go back to your eating
candy, smoking, going to dances,
drinking, etc.
He roamed around on Saturday night,
He loafed around most every bright
light
His daily work was done.
He had a grouch, alas 'tis sad.
When he got home he only had,
A lovely hot, cross "bun."
It must be pleasant to have so
much money and power that you
have to have your home guarded
night and day.
J. P. Morgan, please note.
Swat the fly, crush the ant and
smash the mosquito!
Gosh! We can't tell whether to
take a chance and change 'em or not
Last week we got out our straw hat
to have it cleaned
But Sunday we stuck it back in the
closet.
The weather man must be on vaca
tion or else his "warm" lever Is out
of comish.
Why are the Trust papers so back
ward about publishing news about
the Ehle case?
They all carried oodles of dope
when Ehle was convicted but
Now that the supreme court has"
given him an acquittal nothing do-,
ing in the line of news.
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