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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 20, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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Frances Crane Lillie, who has do
nated $1,250 to The Day Book strike
Mrs. Lillie had made the $250 a
week for five weeks offer to several
trust newspapers. She was turned
down. Then she took it up with The
Day Book and the fund was started
the next day. As the total of the
strike fund will show, Mrs. Lillie's
idea was a good hunch. She de
serves many thanks, as do all donors
to this fund. Her first $250 was
turned over to the strikers just be
fore the fund was started and is not
included in The Day Book fund total.
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The trouble with movie Christ
mas trees is they are hardly ever
large enough.
Some interesting figures on State
street rentals is contained in a
bill filed in a suit now pending in the
circuit court The Hub is one of the
A lease under which the clothing
store held property on the north
west corner of State st and Jackson
blvd. raised the dissension finally re
sulting in suit
According to bills filed, the Hub
occupied the State st building for
five years, from 1907 to 1912, on the
lease. Meanwhile they were building
the new building on the opposite
The Hub agreed in the lease to im
prove the property with elevators on
condition that when their five-year
lease ran out they would be paid $15,
000 by the owners, Adella M. Dem
ing, 4356 Greenwood av. ; Margaretta
Otis, 2033 Prairie av.; Charles T. and
Lucius Otis, 619 Monadnock Block;
Winifred O. Hine and Grace O. Sage.
When the term of the' lease ran out
on the 30th of April, 1912, the Hub
people were not ready to move. They
agreed to pay the owners $500 a day
for every day they stayed in the
"Under this agreement they stayed
until Feb. 22, 1913, at a cost of almost
$150,000. Then they moved.
When they tried to collect the $15,
000 provided for under the agreement
relative to installation of elevators
the owners of the property did not
pay. They claimed that as the Hub
had not vacated the property at the
end of the five-year lease period they
failed to live up to the agreement
So the Hub filed suit
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"The street cars haven't been as
crowded lately as usuaL"
"That so?"
"Oh, yes ! Why, coming downtown
this morning I had only one person
on each foot!"
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