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FREE CITY WATER FOR BIG
USERS SAYS RODRIGUEZ
Aid. Rodriguez in council budget
session today accused the city water
department of playing favorites, let
ting big users of water get by with
out meters, while the little fellows,
who don't have a City Hall pull, are
paying for every gallon they get
"The information has come to me
from a reliable source that a big
meat packer, one of the best known
in Chicago, uses about $2,000 worth
of water a year, but pays only $500,"
said Rodriguez, and he was a con
tributor to the Harrison and the
Thompson campaign funds. I would
like to have the water department
' bring us' the names -of all water users
who are using more than $100 worth
of water a year. A list of such names
land amounts was ordered by the city
council on Jan. 11, but Sup't Mc
Court of the water department says
the cost of getting such facts would
be over $800 and he wants an appro
priation for it
"Why this delay? Why can't we
find out a few simple business facts
about the running of city business?
Is it because some firms are protect
ed? Why has the water department
gone to dozens of laundries, bakeries
and small factories the past year and
compelled them to put in meters,
while at the same time big users are
getting water free and the city coun
cil is denied information it asks for?"
Aid Michaelson was snowed under
by a vote of 54 to 12 on a resolution
aimed at knocking out payment from
the corporate fund of the $1,015,000
sanitary district light bilL If the
$1,015,000 had been cut out of the
budget it would have meant that
much more loose money for dividing
up among the various City Hall de
partments, Aid. Richert and Aid.
Merriam contended, and would force
t$e city to another bond issue.
"The Municipal Voters' league has
said that we are using strong-arm
tactics," said .Michaelson. "An out-1
1 side organization has been brought
in to crack the whip over this coun
cil. I say it isn't fair to call alder
men raiders and strong-arm men. I'll
show who "the real raiders are before
I get through."
Aid. Oscar De Priest was in his seat
and voted on all measures, showing
there's nothing to the rumors that
he intends to lay off council work
until the graft charges against him
are heard. De Priest, voted with
Michaelson and the administration
Finance committee's resolution
passed that one more attempt be
made through licenses or other reve
nue measures to get money for the
$1,015,000 sanitary district light bffl.
CARD GAMES FOR MONEY MUST
GO, SAYS SCHUETTLER
Chief Schuettler today sent out a
general order instructing the police
to begin war on al card games for
money in cigar stores and saloons.
The chief announced he had received
many complaints of this form of
gambling. Games for drinks, cigars,
etc, will not be affected by the order.
WHERE HAS MARJORIE GONE?
Judge C. H. Bowles says somebody
knows where Marjorie Delbridge is
and he is going to find out.
And so. the hunt for the white girl
who either was kidnapped or ran
away from the home of Mrs. Louis
Brock to be with her negro "mam
my," Mrs. Camilla Jackson, goes on.
Present belief is that Marjorie is
hidden away in some negro home in
the black belt and a willing prisoner.
Meanwhile Mrs. Brock, who took
Marjorie in when the court ordered
her taken away from -the negress
who-had raised her from a -baby, is
driven to a. distraction that borders
on nervous prostration.
Lansing, Mich. Vic Saier, Chica
go Cub first baseman, denied state
ment of Pres. Weegaman he had
signed up for 1917 season.