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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 12, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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bandits to lead the police force of
Mexico City.
"Though Mr. Gary and Mr. Per
kins have succeeded well in limiting
production and the opportunity of
labor in the United States and in
keeping up the cost of living, it
seems doubtful whether the public
will conclude that they will be equal
ly successful when called upon to in
crease opportunities of labor and re
duce the cost of living."
Pinchot characterized the attitude
of the city administration toward the
unemployment problem as "little
short of frivolous." He charges that
a large and powe'rful group of tax
payers, made up of "best citizens,"
have blocked the proposal to put part
of the army of 500,000 unemployed
at work on necessary public improve
tments, a suggestion approved by
leading civic organizations.
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Glassworkers employed by Pitkin
& Brooks went out on strike yester
day in an effort to enforce their de
mand for a closed shop. The plant
is located at Valparaiso, Ind., and is'
one o fthe largest in the middle west.
The officials of the company, a Chi
cago concern, only recently decided
to establish an open shop and the
union says it is attempting to take
advantage of the unemployment sit
uation, r
Walter A. Provine of Taylorville
was made the Republican caucus
nominee for speaker of the Illinois
house this morning, receiving 42 of
the 63 votes which entered the cau
cus. The seventeen "wet" Republicans
continued to hold out against the
caucus and later today will name H.
O. Murphy, of Pinckneyville, as their
Washington, Jan. 12. The hope of
every woman suffragist in. the United
States that the question of their right
to vote be considered in congress was
realized today. At 11 o'clock the
House met to debate the Mondell
amendment to the constitution grant
ing women suffrage.
Unless there is unexpected par
liamentary dickering a vote is expect
ed at 7 p. m.
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Delinquest taxes amounting to
$52,000 have been paid to the peo
ple of Cook county as a result of
State's Attorney Hoyne's activities.
These were the figures compiled to
day and the money is still coming in.
No better argument for the con
tinuance of Hoyne's campaign can be
used than the figures which show
that Hoyne is making loop business
men come across.
Rothschild & Co. had to come
across with $6,295 for personal prop
erty taxes in 1913. Other amounts
collected were: Kresge's 5 and 10
cent store, $205; Strelitz's, $119;
Regan Printing Co , $523; Albert Pick
& Co., $3,208; Chicago Casket Co.,
$714; Ira J. Mix Co., $239; John R.
Walsh Estate, $700; International
Tailoring Co., $1,232; Knox Auto Co.,
$115, and the Midland Terra Cotta
Co., $354.
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A city hall rumor today had it that
the telephone marger ordinance
would be called out for a vote in the
gas-oil committee Thursday after
noon. Chairman Sitts said, "I would cer
tainly kriow about it if they are plan
ning to take a vote. It hasn't been
mentioned to me. It's such a tre
mendous proposition that it would be
impossible to discuss it and reach a
vote in one afternoon."
Aid. James Bowler said, "The or
dinance is before the committee and
can be called out any time. I don't
know whether it will come up. I ex
pect to be out of tov
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