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THE DAY BOOK BEAT THE OTHER
PAPERS TQ THE POPE NEWS Every reader of The Day Book knew yesterday afternoon that Pope Piux X.,was dead. Readers of all other Chicago afternoon papers ex cept the Post didn't find the news in their papers. The reason is that the other papers are members of the Associated Press, while The Day Book gets the full leased wire and cable service of the United Press, the greatest newsgath ering association in the world for afternoon newspapers. The flash came by cable direct from Rome just as The Day Book was about to go to press. Knowing the United Press is very careful about such big news The Day Book pub lished it. The death was not officially an nounced until 1:20 a. m. this morn ing (Rome time), but was known in official circles,, where the U. P. got the news, at 6 o'clock (Rome time) last night. That. was the same as nopn yesterday in New York, and The Day Book got the news at 1:35 p. m., Chicago time. The Associated Press didn't get the news at all -yesterday afternoon, but got it in time for this morning's papers. ,. It is not unusual to hold back the official announcement of the Pope's death. The news wa& held -back for 24 hours when Pope Piua DC died. The PoBt was the only other paper that published the news yesterday. The Post takes bpth the United and Associated Press reports, and evi dently waited for the A. P. to come through, but finally printed the story on. the U P. Information. o o WELL SALTED Paris, When war broke a woman in Strassburg, Germany, bought enough salt to do her a lifetime. Her reason for doing this was that she .remembered the war of 1870, when , salt was at a premium. It did not'ocP" i cur to her tq buyfQodK NEW YORKERS TO PURCHASE DIRECT FROM FARMER New York, Aug. 20. Farmers within a fifty-mile radius of New York were today formally notified by Bor ough President Marks of Manhattan that municipal markets will soon be in operation in four places here-. The city market scheme is the first direct effort by NewvYork to solve the prob lem of the rise in food prices inci dent upon the European war. Presi dent Marks asked an appropriation for improvements on the market sites several months ago, but did not get the money. Today he said he will open the selling stations without im provements. They are located under the Man and Queensboro bridges at Third avenue and East 129th street and at the Fort Lee Henry. The city will attempt to eliminate the middleman by having the custom er purchase direct from the farmer. CONCERNING THE NEW STATION Because the public would not sub scribe to the $50,000,000 issue of cap ital stock of Chicago's new union station thejpallroads appealed to the legislature at Springfield to reduce the capital stock of the company from 160,000,000 to $3,600,000. This was done and, accordlng'to an official of one of the roads to UBe the sta tion, the new authorized issue has al ready been subscribed for. It is estimated that the building of the new station will coBt between $40,000,000 and $50,000,000, which will be raised by the bonding of the station property and the property of the Pennsylvania, Burlington, and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul roads. This is theBame method which was used in the building of the new sta tion in Kansas City and the Grand Central station of New York. o o The Eskimo pays his doctor his fee as soon as he arrives. If the patient recovers it is kept, if not it is returned.