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1 a " ' ?"or Thompson will be
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'' 'ie tcii to bejthe last word
c i non who feet that they
i ' r c ifvisntly lenient with the
Cv. : aJ'es. There were few today
Iij predicted that peace would re
3j"t irom the meeting tomorrow.
"An attempt is being made by
Paj or Thompson to put the responsi
biity on the men," said Pres. John J.
Bruce of the ejevated railway men
today. "He wanted us to agree to
concessions, but we refused to do so.
Then he telegraphed for Pres. Mahon
Mayor Thompson staved off the
car men's strike for at least 24 hours.
The men announced flatly yester
day that they would strike today un
less the company within 24 hours
made an expression of willingness tc
offer a fail proposition.
L. A. F Jby, president of the Sur
face Lines, wrote a letter inviting a
conference, and then Mayor Thomp
son got busy.
The mayor promised to use his good
offices. Still the men held back until
a conference by wire was had with
W. D. Mahon, international president
of the union.
Mayor Thompson's action came
Just in time to prevent an absolute
tieup of surface and elevated lines.
The unions officially announced yes
terday that they would strike today.
They said that the only thing would
cause them to postpone would be an
offer from the company to get down
to brass tacks at once. That offer
came through the medium of the
mayor, who left a downstate tour and
rushed here to act as peace agent
AUTO PHONE FORFEITURE
Those long-talked of automatic
telephone company forfeiture ordi
nances are at least ready for the city
council. The corporation counsel J
put the finishing touches on them tc
day and it is expected they will be in
troduced at the council meeting
There are two ordinances. The
first provides for the forfeiture of the
rights of the 111. Telephone and Tele
graph Co. and its successor, the Chi
cago Tunnel Co. The second pro
vides for the forfeiture of the plant
and equipment of the automatic and
declares the tunnel company must
give the city the privilege of using
the tunnels for telephone service.
It is expected that the ordinances
will be referred to the gas and elec
tric committe. They are drawn in
terms which will be favorable to sup
porters of the phone forfeiture proposition.
HE LIKES CHICKENS NO, NOT '
WHAT YOU'RE THINKING
Jos. Kosher has a 3-room fiat at
11342 S. Crawford av. In one of
them he lives with his wife and chil
dren. The other two he uses as a
That was the testimony given in
night court last night, where Kosher
was given a hearing on a nonsupport
"Why shouldn't the chicken's live'
in the flat? They make my money
for me," protested Kosher.
The judge ordered him to give up
chicken farming or find a back yard
for his biddies.
East Alton, III. 3,500 horses
bought by British government for use
in war zone escaped from corral and
stampeded the surrounding country.
Eighteen of horses have been killed
New York. Fire destroyed cotton
valued at $200,000 ready for ship
ment on steamship Bryhinde to Arch
angel, Russia, today.
New York. A tea cup would be big
enough to serve as hat for the new
son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brune of
pttgon, N. J. Child weighs 26 ounces