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ONE CENT-THE DAY BOOK-ONE CENT
GAS USERS-WIN FIRST TILT WITH
First blood for the gas users in the
proceedings to enforce the 70-cent
gas ordinance and to compel the Peo
ple's Gas Light and Coke Co. to re
turn $10,000,000 to consumers.
Judge Smith ruled yesterday that
the gas case was entirely within the
jurisdiction of his court, a ruling
which went very hard for the gas
Of course, the gas company has
other cards to play. Having lost its
point before Judge Smith, it indicates
that it will appeal its case by man
damus to the supreme court to com
pel the judges to re-assign the case
to Judge Gibbons, from whom it was
taken by vote of the judges after
counsel for the city contended that
Judge Gibbons should not be per
mitted to try the case.
According to Att'y Richberg, rep
resenting the city, the decision of
Judge Smith yesterday in favor of the
city's suit for the gas users was one
of the most vital features of the case.
Chances are much brighter for the
People's Gas Co. having to refund its
$10,000,000 in overcharges. Hold on
to your gas receipts.
SCHOOL GIRL MADE TO HERD
COWSAND CLEAN STABLE
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 19. After
Martha, 14, daughter of Herman
Ratke, Bristol, failed to attend school
for. many days, a truant officer un
covered story of drudgery and
cruelty that put state humane so
ciety officials on trail.
In court today Judge Malone sen
tenced the parents to 30 days in jail
for abusing the little girl. She was
kept from school to care for a herd
of 1 cows, a task that a strong hired
man deserted when cold weather
came. Early every morning Martha
was compelled to water the cows,
work in stable and help at milking.
Then sha aided her mother until it
was Urn? to feed the cows and bed 9
them for night
"The Ultimate Revolution", by
John Cowper Powys, before Workers'
institute, at West Side auditorium,
Tayor and Racine, tonight at 8.
Dr. Alexander J. Mclvor-Tyndall,
of London, Eng., hall 210 Masonic
Temple, Sun., 11 a. m. Subject: "Is
There Mental Blindness?" Questions
and discussions. ' ;
NELSON'S CHANCES TO LAND
- The Chicago .postmaster appoint
ment proposition goes farther up in
the air each day, and as it does the
chances of Oscar Nelson to land the
job become better.
Nelson is in Washington today to
confer with Sec'y of Labor Wilson ou
a phase of Illinois factory work. His
visit to Washington gives rise to the
rumor that he is being seriously con
sidered' in Washington for the Chi
cago postoffice and that his appoint
ment may be announced at any time.
Nelson has a great following
among Chicago labor men. He fias
made an excellent record as state
factory inspector; has served 11
years in the postoffice, rising' from
messenger to chief mailing clerk; is
a close friend of Gov. Dunne.
Fair with rising temperature ,on
Wednesday; Thursday snow or rain
and warmer; moderate southerly ,
winds, becoming fresh to strdng by
Thursday. ' N