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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 28, 1913, Image 20

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wouldn't tell you anything then. But
now, my dear, I don't have to wear a
toupee, because my hair is mine do
you understand? I can't cause you
any humiliation or regrets because
"Because I Jove you," answered
Rankin; and the Idon's distant laugh
seemed less ironical than of usual.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
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Suppose you were rich;
And suppose you came into the
power of three desperate bandits at
midnight in a lonely place;
And suppose, instead of robbing
ancj murdering you, as bandits
should, they gave you their last
Well, it doesn't sound reasonable,
does it? But Gouverneur Morris,
who tells the tale in The Day Book
next Saturday, makes it look so per
fectly natural that you want to start
right out looking for some such bully
He makes a dandy love and adven
ture yarn out of it, in which every
bandit gets his heart's desire.
The story is made still more con
vincing by the life illustration pose
by Pauline Frederick, the famous
actress-beauty, and Earle Williams
and William Shea, movie actors.
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Editor Day Book:
It is the policy of the Bell com
panies to gradually eliminate all flat
rate or unlimited service in cities over
about one-half million population.
The monopoly has favored commis
sion contract and has worked for it
in every state. It seems to be suc
cessful in controlling experts where
it cannot control councils and legis
latures. The Bemis report was a peculiar
coincidence. Mr. Bemis is a man
who in our estimation is above sus
picion yet the Bell company could
not have asked for a more favorable
report unless it would have been to
cut out the unlimited service entirely,
instead of merely limiting its growth.
The report of 1913 was a compro
mise, but we can look for a clean
sweep of the unlimited service in
1917 when the next report is made,
for as sure as fate the will of the
Bell company is at work to eliminate
every flat rate 'phone in Chicago,
which means doubling and trebling
some big users' telephone bills.
The Bell company made good pro
gress with the late Bemis report and
they are a patient lot They will wait
five years before finishing the job and
can afford to, for instead of losing
$700,000 as the Bemis report is clev
erly worked out to show, they are
sure to gain at least $700,000 a year
for the next five years, and tljen out
will go unlimited 'phones. The Pitts
burgh Bell company has just suc
ceeded in getting permission from the
Pennsylvania public service commis
sion allowing them to cut out all flat
rates and charge for every local call.
There is a big uproar among the
Pittsburgh business men, but the
commission will stand pat for the
Bell. .
If the business interests of Chicago
could see what was being dealt out to
them they would not let the Auto
matic be sold out but would them
selves buy it in and use it to get
cheaper service in the future.
Penny telephone service is a possi
bility only with Automtaic switch-'
boards. Bell service will be three
cents a call for business houses with
in five years, and every call will have
to be paid for.
Telephone Users' Ass'n,
'29S.LaSalleSt ,
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A Californian has been pronounc
ed a champion for eating 42 eggs in
30 minutes. Champion what? In
cubator? We once saw a man eat
over 400 eggs in 15 minutes and in
the other 15 minutes swear 400 cuss
words because the eggs were catfish
when the menu said shad,

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