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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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READY TO GIVC ALARM: "GAS. COMING7
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The picture shows a "gas goig" in
the French trenches and a sentry
stationed near it, watching for signs
of a gas attack. When the gong is
sounded the men in the trenches put
on their gas masks.
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GERMANY DIVIDES BELGIUM
INTO THREE PROVINCES
Copenhagen, March 6. -That part
of Belgium in Germany's hands has
been divided into three provinces,
with the pities of Brussels, Namur
and St Apus, designated as capitals,
according to Berlin advices today.
German governors have been ap
pointed for each of these districts,
the scheme of government being the
same as that in German-occupied
Poland.
FISHER WOULD HAND STATE
FRANCHISE POWER OVER
TO THE CITY
Walter fisher, transportation "ex
pert," offered to the transportation
committee of city council Monday,
a bill to be sent to Springfield, which
would give, the city the right on its
own accord to give street car compa
nies 50-year franchises. At present
this power rests with the state.
"The investing public," said
Fisher, "is not willing to invest heav
ily in street car property unless they
can get 50-year franchises or unless
the people will amortize it at the end
of fifty years or give the company
the right to hold the property until
the people will amortize it. There is
practically no chance of municipal
ownership unless the constitution of
the state of Illinois is changed."

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