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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 26, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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The $60,000 appropriation which
the Chicago Surface Lines is spend
ing in advertising "for more patron
age" is being investigated by the local
transportation committee of the, city
counciL At their last meeting they
decided to ask City Comptroller Pike
and the board of supervising en
gineers whether or not the city is
paying any part of this bilL
Controller Pike says it is paying
55 per cent of it He has objected
twice through the cities representa
tive on the board and both times the
other two members have overruled
the objection.
Pike intended to protest against
the money being charged to operat
ing expenses when the company
made its semi-anniial accounting to
the city, but the order passed by the
council asking for a probe hastens
The traction company started to
advertise shortly after the settlement
of the strike. The $60,000 they de
cided to spend has been called a re
ward of theirs to the newspapers for
taking the attitude they did in the
strike they slammed thet union.
Certain aldermen claim a monop
oly does not need to advertise. They
cay that the $60,000 appropriation is
a nice, gentlemanly way to turn over
a large amount of money to the trust
press for "services rendered."
Aid. Wallace, who introduced the
measure, was called before the com
mittee to be questioned.
"I heard that very few letters have
been received in response to the ads
calling on people to 'write their ald
ermen.' I have been asked by the
people I represent who is paying the
bill," said Wallace,
any representative
"Have you been apjproached by
any repreesntative of any foreign
language publications "who are dis
gruntled because they have not re
ceived any ads?' asked Aid. Nance.
"No," replied Wallace.
"Well I have received 12 letters,"
Aid. Nance told the committee.
"The local transportation commit
tee has received a large number of
letters," said Chairman Capitain.
"How many," questioned Aid. T. J.
Capitain didn't know. He asked the
secretary of the commission who pro
duced a letter file partly filled.
Roughly estimated, less than 300
letters have been received by the ald
ermen and the committee. The com
pany has already expended $30,000
of which the people of Chicago are
paying 55 per cent.
Aid. Nance received more letters
than any other aldermen. The let
ters all the rest received do not num
ber fifty.
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Mrs. John Moltecki, 2335 S.
Robey sL, told Judge Hopkins in the
court of domestic relations that her
husband brought his $20 pay enve
lope home each week, but she would
not go on living with him "because
he" chased her through the park with
a brick."
"The park cannot be used for that
kind of a playground," said the judge.
John, however, insisted it was his
wife's brother he was chasing and
his wife was chasing her brother and
his "in-laws" were causing all the
"Three dollars a week for the sup
port of your wife," ordered the judge.
"She may come back to you when
she finds out the difference between
$3 and $20."
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Laredo, Tex., Nov. 28. Eighty
kiled when train on Mexican Nation
al Ry. was dynamited between Mon
terey and Tampico, Nov. 23, accord
ing to unconfirmed report reaching
here. No trains have been running
dver this division since that time,
but no explanation was made. That
part of country has been overrun by
1 bandits for six months,

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