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ONE CENT-THE DAY BOOK-ONE CENT
SUIT AGAINST GAS COMPANY
Chuckles and chortlesof glee em
anated from the office rooms that
shelter the gas trust crowd.
No wonder they were gleefuL The
city administration had just contin
ued a suit that has had them scared
half out of their wits.
The public utilities commission
met in its offices today ready to pro
ceed in its hearing of the suit of
Mayor Thompson against the Peo
ples' Gas Light and Coke Co., asking
enforcement of the ordinance fixing
the gas rate at 70 cents. The com
mission had raked up some dope of
its own on the matter and the quiet
word that was being passed was that
a grand expose was about due , in
which the gas company would suffer
There was a sensation when Wm.
A. Bycher, attorney for Mayor
Thompson, arose and asked that the
hearing be continued on the grounds
that a compromise o ffer had been
made to city council and this was
granted till Jan. 11.
This is exactly what the Peoples'
Gas was playing for, it is said, when
it made council the compromise offer
that gas experts have already declar
ed will do the city little good.
The, Peoples' Gas is mortally afraid
that the city ordinance reducing its
rate to 70 cents will be made effec
tive if it goes before a fair tribunal
for decision. It played for a delay,
and today it earned its play.
A SLOPPY FINISH
Oh! you snow! You beautiful snow!
Whitening things wherever you go!
Then comes a. rain with a measly
And, beautiful snow, your name is
PROTEST AGAINST NAMING OF
Mayor Thompson today received
from the Hyde Park Protective ass'n
a 3,500-word protest against the ap
pointment of Nick Hunt to the office
of chief of detectives.
In urging against the appointment
of Hunt the protest gives instances
in which it alleged Hunt, while in
spector of the Hyde Park police dis
trict, did not enforce the law against
gamblers, blind pigs and disorderly
houses. Arthur Burrage Parwell,
secretary of the association, terms
Hunt's terms as inspector in Hyde
Park as "25 years of contest"
BULL MOOSERS PLAN TO MEET
IN CHI. AT G. 0. P. TIME
Progresisve party leaders are
planning to hold their national con
vention in Chicago simultaneously
with the Republicans, according to
reports from New York.
Chicago Bull Moose leaders de
clared that the understanding decid
ed upon at the recent New York con
ference was that the Bull Moose na
tional convention should be two
weeks later than that of the Republicans.
New York. Dr. Rudolph A.
haus, 68, poison expert, dead.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Grain up. Pro
visions down. Dec. wheat close, $1.24.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
fairly active and strong.
Snow or rain tonight; Wednesday
probably fair; not much change in
temperature; lowest tonight, about
28; gentle to moderate southeast
winds, becoming variable. Tempera