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rates wmuii me neu uiuyauy may
charge and these rates must be rea
sonable, irrespective of what the Bell
company may or may not pay for all
or any part of its property.
"In 1907 the automatic company
applied to the city for leave to sell
its plant to the Bell company, but the
application was refused. Since that
time the company has expended
more than $6,500,000, but the enter
prise has always been unprofitable.
"When the automatic company's
franchise was granted it was of high
est importance that there should at
least be in existence a company ca
pable of furnishing telephone service
to citizens if the Bell company and
the city failed to agree.
"The automatic company was a
club with which the city was able to
defend Itself. The necessity for such
defense, however, has long since dis
appeared. The city has with the Bell
company probably the best contract
yet obtained from, any public utility."
HEALEY AND UHLIR TO TELL
Police Chief Healey may be a re
luctant witness before the judiciary
committee, which is going to con
duct an investigation to find out why
fox trotteries and immoral cabarets
are not prosecuted by the city prose
cutor. Judge Uhlir and Morals Inspector
Hanna will be other witnesses, but
willing ones. Judge Uhlir will tell of
the great number of girls who are
brought before him in morals court
.and who testify about such institu
tions as the Fox Trot club, which was
run by Harry Moir in his Hotel Mor
rison. rO o
ILLINOIS MINERS WILL GET AN
INCREASE IN WAGES
Mobile, Ala., Feb. 17. Mine work
ers representatives on wage dispute
sub-committee on point of entering
into 2-year contract with operators
from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois calling
for increase in wages and compliance
with their mine run demands.
President White of United Mine
Workers today served notice on
Pennsylvania operators they would
gain nothing by refusing to agree to
terms accepted by other states' dele
gates. DR. HA1SELDEN SAYS HE WILL
A doctor announced at a meeting
of the Chicago Medical society last
night that he was shortly going to
perform an abortion operation and
his hearers cheered him to the echo.
The physician who made the state
ment was Dr. Harry J. Haiselden of
Baby Bollinger fame. He has under
his care a woman of 20 who has a
baby six months old and is expecting
another in five months. The husband
is a mental subnormal and the wife's
mother fe in an insane asylum.
"The 'father is coming to me for
sterilization at his own request," said
Haiselden, "and he wants his baby
boy sterilized, bo that neither can
ever have children, v
"I intend to perform an abortion
operation on the woman."
"There is not even a radical wom
an's club that will touch the subject
of birth control," said Dr. Anna
Blount. "But statistics indicate that
scientific and intellectual men are
having smaller and smaller families.
The rich can learn how not to have
children by paying a physician a fee.
The wife of the poor ought to have
this knowledge, too."
"As physicians," said Dr. Rachelle
Yarros, "we are in a position to know
that hundreds of children are born in
conditions, physical and moral, which
mean neglect, delinquency, vice and
"We refuse ta perform an abortion,
but these women get relief some
where, regardless of infection, inva
lidism or death."
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