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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 01, 1913, Image 15

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rate here is double that to Skagway,
and-then some.
"I" think the government has been
a ,little" slow about opening the coal
fields. We need fuel, and the stuff
they bring up here and sell for coal
Is a disgrace! The government should
mine the coal right away, or arrange
so that private capital could mine a
part of the fields without their being
Ja .monopoly.
I am a friend of the department of
the interior, for think what it has
done for the forests. The Chugach
forest reserve here prevents waste
and I, the Guggenheims or anybody
f else can buy all the timber we want
at a nominal figure. Why, the for
ester will even show you where the
best timber is located, and everybody
gets a square deal. If there weren't
a forest service here, some monopoly
would have the thing so tied up I
couldn't buy a log anywhere!
"I hope it won't be that way with
thetcoal here!"
By Norman.
New York, Oct. 1. A gray auto
mobile darted through 43d -street,
turned north on Sixth avenue and
eluded its pursuers.
At least a score of people saw the
gray car start its flight. Among them
were several policemen. Non,e of the
policemen got the number of the
car at least, none of them 'reported
it correctly to police headquarters.
There was just one man who did
have keenness of vision, presence of
mind and courage to get the num
ber of the carand report it to the
police.' This man was a vaudeville
dancer. He was promptly locked up.
The., police were quite -at sea re
garding the number of the car. They
could not give it to District Attorney
Whitman, but Whitman, somehow,
heard of the man who had been lock
ed up. "He obtained the man's release
and learned from him that the num
ber of the car was 41313 N. Y.
As the result of the giving of that
number to the district attorney by the
only person who apparently could or
-would telTit, five men are awaiting
death in Sing Sing prison Police .
Lieutenant Chas. Becker, Gyp the
Blood, Lefty Louie, Whitney Lewis
and Dago Prank.
Seven other men, four of them
former police inspectors, are con
victs serving sentences for grafting
and conspiracy. A former police cap
tain is dead of worry and remorse,
following the exposures. Several
more policemen, tried and convicted,
are counting the hours until the
doors of the penitentiary shall clang
behind them.
Altogether, there have been sixteen
convictions or pleas of guilty for
murder, bribery, extortion and con
spiracy, and at least six more con
victions are regarded as probable, all
as the outcome of the murder Qf Her
bert Rosenthal, gambler, by "the sys
tem," a year ago this month, "the
system" being the grafting clique in
the police force and its allies in the
"The murderers, in al likelihood,
would never have been caught, the
whole gigantic process of law would
never have been set in operation but
for one man the vaudeville dancer
who caught the number 41313 on
the murderers' car and gave it to the
district attorney.
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People in France when they dine
at restaurants frequently appropriate
the. sugar they don't happen to use.
Sugar in France is dear, and what is
served with the coffee belongs, by
right, to the purchaser as much as
the coffee itself. So why not take a
lump or two home? &
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The margin of victory over de-
feat is the thickness of one base
hit!" Billy Sunday in his articles
on the world's series foe The Day
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