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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 08, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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RICHBERG DEFENDS HIS, CAS
PACT: GOOD TERMS, HE SAYS
The special counsel of the gas, oil
and electric light committee which
is handling the negotiations between
the city -and the Peoples Gas Light
& Coke Co., relative to a change in
the standard and price of gas, to
day answered charges that the or
dinance offered the committee at its
last meeting was a gift for the gas
. firm.
&x Donald Richberg, the counsel, calls
attention to the ract that he didn't
start in to compromise with the gas
company experts with the, idea, of
getting lower prices for gas. The
cost -of material which the corpora
tion must buy for the manufacture
of gas has gone up so rapidly that
cheaper gas is quite out of the ques
tion at present
The best settlement he wished for
vvas one which would hold the price
of gas about the same as it is tor a
few years, then give a decrease as
the cost of materials comes down.
According to Richberg, the gas
company has the right under an old
ordinance7 to raise the price of gas
by lessening its heat units, that is,
the heating power, and at the same
time filling all the requirements of
its contracts with the city.
It was to avoid this that the ex
perts for the city agreed to the scale
presented to the gas committee
Tuesday.
Richberg says that one-tenth of
the gas consumers will lose by the
new scheme ami nine-tenths will
benefit.
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WOW! OODLES OF SPUDS FOUND
Information gathered by food in
spectors into the high cost of living
. will be sent to Washington. It is
said 5,532 bushels of potatoes were
A found in a basement at 310 River st.
Chicago may be the scene of a pro
test by housewives paralleling the
New York outburst against the food
hogs. A meeting to consider a plan
to march to the City Hall will he held
in Weyer's hall, Milwaukee av. and
Rockwell st, this afternoon.
IRISH WANT GEORGE TO DO IT,
AND BLAMED QUICKLY, TOO
London, March 8. For first time
since he assumed premiership, Lloyd
George faces a bitter minority of
opposition in House of Commons.
Divisjon-, long expected, comes over
Irish home rule. Yesterday's debate,'
bitterest in months, resulted in
formal withdrawal from sittin g of
Irish nationalists as protest against
form of settlement suggested by
Lloyd-George, which is that home
rule could be had Ty any part of Ire
land desiring it, but. that coercion
would not be employed to force
Ulster's acquiescence.
Nationalists were to meet today in
conference to deside whether to for
mally quit the house or continue in
commons with a policy of active op
position to the premier in an at
tempt to force a general election.
ROBERTSON WOULD ISOLATE
IN TUBERCULOSIS CASES
John Dill Robertson, health com'r,
told Chicago Medical society that
rigid quarantine is necessary if tu
berculosis is to be stamped out.
"Tuberculosis is a contagious dis
ease," he said. "There is no more
reason to think that it can be exter
minated without quarantining suf
ferers than te attempt to stop an epi
demic of smallpox without the same
measure."
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Paris. Austria has called class of
1920, that is those born in 1900, to
arms.
Nashville, Tenn. Martha O. Dick
inson, wife former Sec'y War J. M.
Dickinson, receiver for Rock Island
road, dead after illness of two weeks.
Richmond, Va. Miles J. Devine,
head of Cook Connty, Illinois, De
mocracy, assailed Sen. Stone for op
posing armed neutrality in address
to Democrats her

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