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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 07, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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entered into by the council, was
passed by the committee.
The objection of the trio was that
rates will really be higher if the
agreement is entered into by the city
because it will take more heat unit
gas to make the same light as it does
under the candle power standard.
The cost of gas per 1,000 feet un
der the proposed ordinance would be:
1,000 cubic feet 75.5 cents
1,500 cubic feet 73,7 cents
, 2,000 cubic feet 72.5 cents
2,500 cubic feet 72.2 cents
3,000 cubic feet 71.8 cents
4,000 cubic feet 70.9 cents
This was arrived at by a change
of 30 cents for the first 350 cubic feet
and 70 cents per 1,000 feet up to 10,
000 feet
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EXPECT SENATE TO MODIFY
RULES OF FILIBUSTER
Washington, March 7. Unified by
national crisis senate probably will
alter its ancient rules, while house
may organize along virtually coali
tion lines.
Modified cloture a change in
rules so that a measure cannot be
talked to death is likely to pass the
senate. Such alteration as senate
sentiment now favors will probably
give power to check debate by a
two-thirds vote.
Havana Direct evidence of Ger
many's aid to Cuban rebel cause de
clared to have been uncovered in ex
amination of papers found after the
arrest of Dr. Luis Octavio Divino,
liberal leader, and two members of
Cuban congress. Police say a pro
clamation signed by revolutionary
leaders was found which contained
statements that "Germany has prom
ised aid."
St Paul. Private P. L. Scharfen
berg, Co. L., First Minn, inf., convict
ed of treason and sentenced to five
years at Leavenworth. He wrote his
mother in Germany, ridiculing U. S.
army, attacking Pres. Wilson and as
serting 10,000,000 Germans in United
states would revolt in. case of war ,
with Germany and flock to aid of the
fatherland.
Attempting to provide Germany
with U. S. military information was
specific charge against Gopher
guardsman. His letter was inter
cepted by British censors and re
turned to Washington.
"Pres. Wilson will soon be out of
the way, all right," the letter said,
but did not explain.
Amsterdam. Sens. Stone and Lai
Follette lauded by German press as
representatives of "the best spirit in
America." German press regards
filibustering senators' stand as prop
er in stemming "Wilson's unreason
ing ambition" and in voicing sober
sentiment of American people "who
do not propose to join insanity of
war." Bitter comment made on
Pres. Wilson's inaugural address.
Rome. An "impudent fraud" is
what Italian newspapers call Aus
tria's note to U. S.
Washington. Latest house plan is
to distribute committee assignments
and even patronage equally between
Republicans and Democrats.
St. Louis. Sen. Wm. J. Stone hard
hit in resolutions passed by several
Democratic ward organizations.
Branded as traitor and asked to give
account of his action in not support
ing Pres. Wilson's armed neutrality.
Each organization endorsed Post-i
Dispatch editorial which said:
"Lack of cloture rule is not the
only flaw in the United States sen
ate. There is another there is
'Gumshoe Bill' Stone.
"Resignation from chairmanship
of the foreign relations committee
and from the senate would be the
most becoming act of Stone's ca
reer." This is Sen. Stone's home state.
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Washington. If the five indepen
dent congressmen delay house work
by attempting to dictate its organiza
tion, Republicans and Democrats will
combine to elect Champ Clark sneaks
er and split committees 50-5J

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