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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 22, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and
through which the entire trans-Atlantic
trade from the Great Lakes
reaches the St Lawrence and the
Atlantic. Acting under orders that
may be said to have come straight
from the White House, the two men
were arrested by agents of the de
partment of justice.
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KILLS WIFE IN QUARREL OVER
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 22. Following
a bitter quarrel over Christmas pres
ents for their two children, Robert, 5,
and Treffle, 2, Prank Jennison, a fire
man on the Wabash railroad, early
today slashed the throat of his wife
with a razor and then ended his own
life in the same way. The bodies
were found by Miss Mabel Schultz, a
roomer, who was attracted by the
cries of the baby. The child lay in
the blood soaked bed beside its
mother.
Mrs. Jennison, aged 22, returned to
her home late last night from a shop
ping tour, -bringing many Christmas
presents for the two children. Neigh
bors reported today that a violent
quarrel between husband and wife
followed.
GREATER OPTIMISM SHOWN IN
AUSTRO-U. S. CASE
Washington, Dec. 22. Greater op
timism was evidenced today by of
ficials regarding Austro-American re
lations. Last American note on An
cona incident was to be delivered to
day to Vienna foreign office by Am
bassador Penfield. Hope of a more
conciliatory Austrian attitude was
based particularly on the United
Press interview with Count Tisza.
His declaration that Austria will
use every means to avoid a break
-with U. S. is believed here to reflect
sentiment of Emperor "Franz Josef.
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Of course there's a Santa Claus.
No one knows this better than the
fellows who pay the bills.
RAILWAY TERMINAL BODY TO
USE OWN SMOKE PLANS
The railway terminals committee
of the council discarded the Associa
tion of Commerce's half-million dol
lar smoke abatement report and
started things "on its own hook" yes
terday. Aid. W. 0. Nance who, in the coun
cil, urged the aldermen to pass up
the association's report because it
didn't give the smoke question a
square deal appeared before the com
mittee and asked that the Associa
tion of Commerce report be sent to
the terminals commission.
That body then will be instructed
to produce plans, toward electrifica
tion of Chicago's railroads, the com
mittee decided upon motion of Aid.
C. E. Merriam.
Men who figure in the fight to
make the railroads use electricity
and free the city of the enormous an
nual losses suffered from the effects
of soot say that the action of the
committee indicates that the expen
sive report of the Association of Com
merce will be used only for what the
aldermen see it worth and not as a
guide.
This report prepared at the ex
pense of the railroads and fostered by
big business men of the city decided
that the railroads should electrify, al
though they did not cause much of
the city's smoke. It recommended
that electrification be put off forsome
years because the railroads are not
in condition to stand the cost at pres
ent. Aid. Nance, when the report of the
Association of Commerce was sent to
the council, told his fellow aldermen
that the whole investigation was a
stall for time and that the smoke
question had been pulled around by
the ears since 1908 by just such
means as the Association of Com
merce's investigation.
Actual loss every year from the
smoke nuisance, according to Nance,
is $19,738,288. Forty per cent is
caused by railroads.
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