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ioward the purchase in 8 years (out of the 55 per cent) but the price had
If YOUR alderman votes fdr that telephone grab, he will vote to estab
lish a telephone monopoly and make phone users of Chicago foot the bill.
PRESIDENT, IN PITTSBURGH,
Pittsburgh, Jan. 29. Warning the
people of this country that "new cir
cumstances have arisen for which the
country must prepare itself," Presi
dent Wilson asked all to "tend to bus
iness prepare not for war, not for
aggression, but for national defense."
"The world is on fire," he said.
"Sparks are likely to drop anywhere.
The influenie of passion is abroad.
We are dependent now on other na
tions for the movement of our com
merce while those nations are at war
and where there is contectfi there
is danper of friction and where na
tions are engaged in war they are
likely to be stubbornly steadfast in
their conviction, though they be but
for the moment."
BIG JEWEL ROBBERY IN HYDE
A daring burglar working alone,
got away with about $5,550 in jew
els and money early today when he
entered the home of M. W. Borders,
4439 Greenwood av., and escaped.
Border awoke when the intruder
overturned a vase in the room where
he slept He grasped his revolver in
time to see the robber flee through
the door with the jewels of his wife.
Border is attorney for Morris &
Co., the packers.
MAYOR AIMS AT FUNKHOUSER
The end of Major M. L. C. Funk
houser's department along with his
vice investigation was forecasted in
a statement from Mayor Thompson
He said- he thought the police de
partment should be under one head,
but it was taken to mean that the ad
ministration is against vice efforts
of the second deputy's office.
HEALTH OFFICER IS AGAINST
MUNICIPAL GARBAGE PLANT
Another administration movement
against public ownership was taken
today when Health Comm'r J. D.
Robertson told the finance commit
tee that the garbage plant was los
ing money rapidly. He advocates
giving the work to a private concern
The finance committee was told
that the garbage plant had lost $248,
000 during the past year and would
lose $500,000 if it was continued in
This is the second slam the admin
istration has" taken against munici
pal ownership. Its attitude in the
automatic phone question also has
shown the way of the wind.
BITS OF NEWS
C. F. Pezolt, 1020 E. 62d, robbed in
street of $125 in jewelry and $45.
Judge Baldwin decided in favor of
Zero and Walter Marx in their suit
to break suit of father, Zero Marx,
wealthy sign manufacturer.
Unknown woman, Columbus hos
pital, found lying in snow, Wilmette,
Jan. 19, revolver nearby. May re
cover. None seem to know who she
Motorman W. H. Smith dropped
dead at controller of well-filled Armi
tage av. car at Desplaines st. Shut
off power as he fell.
Berlin, via. Amsterdam. Col. H.
M. House met Under Foreign Sec'y
Zimmerman and several leading Ber
Houston, Tex. Engineer killed,
several persons injured when Sunset
Limited, crack train of Southern Pa
cific, was derailed at Luling, Tex.
Carlisle, Pa. Three killed, 3 seri
ously injured when Philadelphia &
Reading passenger train struck au
tomobile at Crantham.