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byAld. Cermak, prohibits the use
of the "tick, tick" instruments,
and another, presented by Aid.
iTwigg, prevents the company in
stalling the new phone unless the
subscriber agrees. I
' Both amendments have been
passed upon by the corporation
council, and are! now in the hands
of the council on gas oil"and elec
tric lights. They wiR come up
for condiseration Thursday aft
ernoon. Two orders respecting the"
"nickel first" phones were Vetoed
by Mayor Harrison last ' week,
but he is understood to favor the
'' CHOOSE POISON RATHER
Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 23.
The end of a tragedy of starva
tion came' for three members of
the family of William McVey to
day. McVey, his wife and their five
months old child, were found
dead from poison in their home.
The parents had given the baby
' poison and then killed them
selves. McVey was a laborer. He had
had but little work lately. Both
he and his wifewere ill from star
ovation. The "household furniture
had been mortgaged to get
money for bread. All articles of
value had been pawned.
" Gertrude McVey, 20 years old,
discovered the deaths this morp
ing. Her father and mother were
v dead when she reached their side.
The baby still Avas breathing.
But it was too late to do anything
j The other member of the fam
ily, little Rose McVey, is only 5
years old. She does not understand.
STEEL TRUST REAL NICE
TO FOREIGN TRADE
Washington, Jan. 23. James
J, Farrell, president of (:he United
States steel corporation, admitted
to the'Stanley investigating com
mittee today that cheaper prices
for seel rails were 'made to for
eign customers where foreign
competitin was met.
Shortly after this interesting
disclosure, Farrel branched off
into a discussion, of the "reward"
system of th.ef corporation. xHe
said that $1,400,000 was set aside
last year to be divided among em
ployes of the company who
had done "efficient, meritorious
work." He did qot .mention how
much was set aside for division
among the officers of the corpora
Farrell referred to the, em
ployes' stock subscription scheme
of the corporation. He said that
besides the regular dividends, em
ployes received a bonus of, $5 a
share a year. He did notsay if
this were to be regarded in the
nature of a bribe to the employes
to buy the watered stqck
"All life originally came from a
microscope dot," claim the scien
tists.' There are still a lot of peo
ple who" haven't risen above the
period. . .