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here after running away from home
Sixteen dollars sent in letter to
Cook county. Goes to "conscience"
Michael Murphy and Tim O'Brien
arrested because they solicited funds
to bury "Casey." Casey wasn't dead.
Grand jury investigation of vice
collections of six detectives of Chi-
i cago av. station promised for today.
Averill Martin, 9900 Calhoun av.,
seriously hurt Motorcycle hit a
Mrs. Howard Spaulding, Jr.,
daughter of the late John Barker,
spends $5,000 a month, her guard
ian, David Forgan, says.
Dorothy Bach, 11, 5001 Sheridan
rd., near death when horse ran away
with her while she was riding it
along Sheridan rd.
Man who says he is Wm. Ketcham
of Dwight, 111., held. Tried to col
lect rent at 7219 Wentworth av.
Can't prove ownership.
ALDERMAN BARRED FROM JOBS
OF UTILITY CORPORATIONS
Although Mayor Thompson an
nounced several days ago that he
would make no attempt to fight the
council committee selected by the
committee on committees his closest
associates last night stood up and
made the first stir in the usually tame
inaugural night by fighting them.
Their efforts, however, were defeated
and the committee stood.
Aid. Merriam finally won his fight
to bar aldermen from grabbing off
jobs from the big utility corporations
by a vote of 37 to 32.
Aid. Thos. F. Byrne made an effort
to resolute against the proposed milk
Jfe advance, but, on account of too de-
until the next meeting.
Aid. Capitain threw a little excite
ment into the crowd by suggesting
that the city be redistricted into 50
wards with one alderman from each
ward. It was promptly sent to the
Rodriguez wanted the license com
mittee to reform their method of Is
suing licenses. Sent to committee.
Aid. Kennedy asked that resolu
tions be sent to Pres. Wilson asking
him to try and prevent break with
Germany. Judiciary committee.
Block asked for committee of 5 to
investigate increased taxes. Passed.
The ordinance, embodying the fire
men's two-platoon system, was shov
ed back to the schools committee.
COST OF PAPER IS HITTING THE
NEWSPAPERS A JOLT
With the report from New York
that the newspaper trust, i. e., the
American Newspaper Publishers'
ass'n., is talking of the serious short
age of white paper, comes the rumor
here that the Tribune will increase in
its price from 1 to 3 cents on May 1.
Inquiry in the office of the Trib
resulted in the statement that the
price increase had been talked of,
but no definite decision reached. The
main difficulty to the proposition is
the opposition from the Examiner
and Herald, it is reported. Both of
the'se papers fear a further decrease
in circulation, and as both have been
making little, if any, money during
the past two years, their backers are
afraid to make the boost
The profits of the Tribune have
been cut tremendously during the
past year. The increase in the cost
of white paper because of Scandi
navian and South American publish
ers purchasing here, the big jump in
the cost of colored inks and the wire
toll for war service have largely fig
ured in slump in profits.
The only publisher in Chicago who
isn't worrying about the high cost of
publishing is Victor F. Lawson, the
multi-millionaire owner of the News,
who continues to cull pennies from
job seekers through his daily sheet
Rumor also has it that Lawson is
going to increase the size of his pa
per to 32 pages on May 1. He figures
that these four extra pages will bring
him in three extra pages of ads.