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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 24, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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$3,500 TAKEN BY PAYROLL ROBBERS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
'I VOL. 6, NO. 126 Chicago, Saturday, February 24, 1917 396
UTILITIES SPLASH LOT
OF CASH FOR PRESS
AND POLITICS
.Gas-Traction-Edison-Phone Corporations AH Get New
Franchises or Rate Schedules This Year or 1918
Who Is Putting Up Coin Against
Buck, Merriam and Kearns?
The four biggest public utilities in
Chicago capitalized at nearly a bil
lion dollars all must have new fran
chises or new rate schedules fixed
the next two years. What are these
utilities doing in this campaign?
Aid. Robert M. Buck, Charles E.
Merriam and James Keajns put this
issue before voters of their wards
last night It's the one issue that
stands out over all others in the pri
mary campaign closing Tuesday, as
these aldermen see it
The surface and elevated lines
want a 50-year franchise handed
them this year, along with a valida
tion of all their watered stock, the
scheme effecting a merger of all trac-

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