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SHAW CO. BOASTS THEY ARE
The Shaw Taxicab Co., through Its
general manager, John Hertz, boast
ed this morning thatit has been over
charging its patrons since April 1 and
intends to overcharge some of them
until July L
The stall of -the I'tasltrtfsC which
controls the loop" hotels' and theater
taxi business, is. that .meters could
not be procured In. -time without
throwing away thfe old ones on the
Hertz boasted that he bad fixed
things,in the city hall so that the or
dinance, would ngt be enforced". Mean
while, the patrons have beeh.steadiiy
Early in April' the CduncTLpassed an
order reducing, charge 10, cents for
the first half mile an.d 5 cents less
for every passenger. The.ordinance
was supposed to go into effect about
a week after its passage.
That was almost three months ago.
Today when interviewed Hertz ad
mitted that they had fixed the ordi
nance in the city hall, had been over
charging patrons since for the last
few months, and boasted that they
would overcharge them f Or some time
"We did not want to pay for new
meters," declared Hertz when inter
viewed. "We would rather send the
ones we are using back to the Amer
ican Taximeter Co. in New York a
number at a time and save ourselves
the expense of buying new ones.
"It is cheaper for the Shaw Co. to
have these made over so as to show
the new rates than to buy new ones.
"I went to the city hall and saw
Chief Gleason just after the ordi
nance was passed. 1 fixed it so that
.we could charge patrons the old rate
until about July 1."
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Washington, June 1j. Adjustment
of Mexico's trouble by U. S. or
through its ageilcy by mediation of
the troubles of the warring factions I
or Indorsement of plan of American
capital which Is willing to support a
man or group In Mexico If given
moral backing of TJ. S., or armed in
tervention, are being considered by
officials of Wilson administration.
El Paso, Tex. Gen. Carranza
wants peace, but only victorious
peace. In reply to Villa's overtures
he demanded that Villa and Zapata
surrender unconditionally to Carran
za faction. Stated he Is in practical
control of all Mexico already. Con
sidered unlikely Villa will surrender.
New York. The American dollar"
Is worth more than 100 cents on the
dollar. The drop in sterling ex
change to $4.76 makes the Amer
ican bill represent a value of $1,0214,
in English coin.
New York. "Chase yourself," said
Martin Hallman to Mrs. Hetzler in a
street car. She chased Hallman and.
gave him a black eye, a cut scalp,
ripped clothes and a broken umbrella.
L-He was arrested and fined $3.
Mount Sterling, O. Fancying him
self menaced by enemies vho were
trying to drop bombs on him from
airships, John Self, farmer, fired one
barrel of buckshot at State Senator
C. T. Gallagher, his physician.
Newark, O. Boarding a street oar,
Howard Billman, St Louis, seeking
his brother whom he had not seen
for 39 years, found the conductor
was his longlost relative.
Harrisburg, Pa. Penbrook, a su
burb of this city, commonly is regard
ed as a peaceable borough. But 'Bur
gess McClellan J. Koomes says he
simply could not preserve order with
out a police officer. The council did
not give him one. Koomes has re
signed. TORNADO HITS SOUTH DAKOTA
Aberdeen, S. D.f June 1& Several
persons killed, considerable property
damage done, in tornado that swept
this portion of South Dakota during
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