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INSULL MAN SAYS THE COAL
NEWS WILL COME OUT
A phone call came for Aid. Wm. E.
Rodriguez a few hours after The
Day Book was on the streets with a
statement from Rodriguez on the se
crecy of the Comonwealth Edison Co.
and the failure of Sam Insult's office
to even acknowledge receipt of four
letters written the company by the
"Are you correctly quoted In The
Day Book?" asked the voice.
"Yes, I said that; the story's all
straight," said the alderman.
"Well, I am coming over to see
you," said the voice.
A few minutes later Wm. H. Ar
thur, an attorney for the Common
wealth Edison, walked in. He ex
plained: "All of the men who have the in
formation which you request are
away on vacation. They will be back
early in September. I assure you
that the information will then be
forthcoming. There is no intention
to keep secret the matter of where
the company buys coal and its
"I thought it peculiar I couldn't get
an acknowledgement of at least one
of my four letters," said Rodriguez.
"I understand your head man, Sam
Insull, is strong for efficiency. That
didn't look like efficiency to me."
"It is certainly our intention to re
ply to letters. I cannot understand
why that should have gone amiss."
Later another voice had Rodriguez
on the phone and this was the talk:
"I suppose you know Mr. Insull
buys coal from his own mines for the
J "I don't know whether that is a
fact or not If it is so I want to know
"If you get what you say you're
after you will find that Sam Insull
owns mines-'through a syndicate of
which he is a member. The man
agement of the mines has been turn
ed over to the Peabody. Coal Co, of ,
which Frank Peabody of Chicago and),
the Consumers' Co. is the head."
"If those are the facts I am inter
ested to see them developed."
" You will find the company buys
4,000 tons of coal a day and pays
11.83 a ton for coal that can be
bought for $1.50 a ton."
"If Mr. Insull is selling coal to him
self the consumers who pay light and
power bills with cash each month
will be interested to see the prices."
LAST NIGHT WAS A REGULAR
ALL ROUND RAID NIGHT
t was a bad night for street walk
ers and the morals court was crowd
The saloon ofy Nicholas Gozden,
"Nick the Goose, 653 W. Madison,
which hasn't been touched for years
by the police, was raided. 11 women
and 7 men were taken.
At 11 S. Peoria, 4 men and 3 wom
en were picked up and three couples
were pinched while entering the Bon
Ton hotel, 120 S. Halsted. Thirty
.women made the mistake of flirting
with Desplaines station plain clothes
men on Halsted st.
The Cottage Grove station police
had to fight their way through crowd
to get 8 women and 10 men to the
wagons from 2252 S. State.
Other raids were at 640 N. Clark,
433 Wells, 513 N. LaSaHe, 122 W.
Grand av., 10 E. Illinois and 916
A Boston clergyman was called
west for two weeks and Upon his
return he asked his wife how his sub
stitute filled his pulpit during his ab
sence. "Not well at all," she answered.
"There was nothing in his sermon
Later in the day the clergyman met
the substitute and asked him how he
"Oh, very well," he replied, "I didn't
have time to prepare a sermon Sun
day so I preached one of youra."
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