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average consumer who uses 3,000
'feet will .be about 631-3 cents :per
thousand, For 4,000 feet the cost
will be 61'-cents a thousand and for
7,000 Jit will be aboufc 56 cents a thou
sand.. This will include the 25-cent
charge for readiness-to-serve.
The experts complained that they
were not getting the figures they
needed, from the company and that
the new ordinance should provide for
access to the company's books when
ever the city desires.
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PLAN TO SEIZE OWNERSHIP OF
City govt, of Chicago-to start court
actions aimed at seizing ownership
for city of the automatic telephone
system plants, wires, poles, equip
ment and all if an ordinance recom
mended today by gas-oil committee
is passed by city council.
Att'y Ralph M. Shaw for the-bond-holders
and the Armour-Harriman
interests, made a last prayer to the
committee today asking for a chance
to sell the auto-phone system as Junk
or a. chance forany kind of delay.
Aid. Merriam moved that a for
feiture ordinance be recommended.
Aldv Buck seconded. It passed by a
vote of 10 to 2, with only Aid. Henry
Utpatel and Aid. ' James A. Lawley
Shaw saldthere,is a junk value of
about$l,175,00O to the automatic
system though .at a forced sale it
would not bring $500,000. He affered
the city $50,000 cash for permission
to give up its franchise and.be re-1
leased from all franchise pledges and
VILLA SLAUGHTERS CHINESE
El Paso,, Tex., Deo. 1. On Tues
day morning, after his capture of
Chihuahua City, "Villa began slaugh
tering th'e Chinese residents of the
city, four refugees arriving here to
day told United stajes autnpnues.
More than, fifty Chinese had been
billed, when they escaped, they said.
RIOT IN' STREETS OF ATHENS
ALLIES RUSH FORCES
London, Dec. 1. A slight outbreak
of noting on the streets of Athene
with the firing of .several shots, &p-,
parently withoit casualUesreporteds ,
Quiet was restored. ' i
Admiral Fournet- is. expected to r
land strong detachments of alMed,
forces to watch the allies? transport "
there. - '" i
The Chalois garrison is marching 1
toward SchimatarC Otfier; forces -are I
reported marching southward from j
Thessaly and Pthiotis. - '
GERMANY TO PAY FOR SINKING
OF MARINA IF SHOWN TO
BE AT FAULT
Washington, pec. 1. Germany
stands ready to pay indemnity for
American lives lost in the torpedoing
of the steamer Marina, to offer, an.
apology for the incident and to pun
ish the submarine commander re
sponsible, if it develops that the ves
sel was sunk unjustly.
This offer was double conveyed to
the state 'department today in Ger
many's formal reply to American in
quiries . on the Marina sinking and
during a confidential visit between
Sec'y of State Lansing and Ambas
sador Von BernstorfL ,
Germany's answer said-that he in--formation
about the destruction of
the vessel with loss of six Americans
was incomplete and conclusive and
the ambassador requested that this
government give Germany any? fur
ther facts as to the case.
Everything about the German re
ply and the Bernstorff visit pointed
to an admissionl
Germany's contention in the Mar
ina case is that the Marina had been
engaged as a horse transport in the
British admiralty service, though evi
dently the admiralty character had
been removed before the torpedoing.
Germany contends that her pre
vious admiralty service tended to pal-t
Bate, at least the sinking;