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average consumer who uses 3,000
feet will be about 63 1-3 cents per
thousand. For 4,000 feet the cost
will be 61 cents a thousand, and for
7,000 it will be about 56 cents a thou
sand. This will include the 25-cent
charge for readiness-to-serve.
The experts complained that they
were not getting the figures they
needed from the company and that
the new ordinance should provide for
access to the company's books when
ever the city desires.
PAN TO SEIZE OWNERSHIP OF
AUTO PHONE SYSTEM
City govt, of Chicago to start court
actions aimed at seizing ownership
for city of the automatic telephone
system plants, wires, poles, equip
ment and all if an ordinance recom
mended today by gas-oil committee
is passed by city council.
Att'y Ralph M. Shaw for the bond
holders and the Armour-Harriman
interests, made a last prayer to the
committee today asking for a chance
to sell the auto-phone system as junk
or a chance for any kind of delay.
Aid. Merriam moved that a for
feiture ordinance be recommended.
Aid., Buck seconded. It passed by a
vote of 10 to 2, with only Aid. Henry
Utpatel and Aid. James. A. Lawley
voting against it
Shaw said there is a junk value of
about $1,175,000 to the automatic
system though at a forced sale it
would not bring $500,000. He affered
the city $50,000 cash for permission
to give up its franchise and be re
leased from all franchise pledges and
VILLA SLAUGHTERS CHINESE
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 1. On Tues
day morning, after his capture of
Chihuahua City, Villa began slaugh
tering the Chinese residents of the
city, four refugees arriving here to
day told United States authorities.
More than fifty Chinese had been
billed when they escaped, they said.
RIOT IN STREETS OF ATHENS
ALLIES RUSH FORCES
London, Dec. 1. A slight outbreak
of rioting on the streets of Athens,
with the firing of several shots, ap
parently without casualties, reported.
Quiet was restored.
Admiral Fournet. is- expected to
land strong detachments of allied
The Chalois garrison is marching
toward Schimatari. Other forces are
reported marching southward from
Thessaly and Pthiotis.
GERMANY TO PAY FOR SINKING
OF MARINA IF SHpWN TO
BE AT FAULT
Washington, Dec. 1. Germany
stands ready to pay indemnity for
American lives lost in the torpedoing
of the steamer Marina, to offer- an
apology for the incident and to pun
ish the submarine commander re
sponsible, if it develops that the ves
sel yas' sunk unjustly.
This offer was double conveyed to
the state department today in Ger
many's formal reply to American in
quiries on the Marina sinking and
during a confidential visit between
Sec'y of State Lansing and Ambas
sador Von Bernstorff.
j Germany's answer said that he in
formation about the destruction of
the vessel with loss of six Americans
was incomplete and inconclusive and
the ambassador requested that this
government give Germany any fur
ther facts as to the case.
Everything about the German re
ply and the Bernstorff visit pointed
to an admission!
Germany's contention in the Mar
ina case is that the Marina had been
.engaged as a horse transport in the
British admiralty service, though evi
dently the admiralty character had
been removed before the torpedoing.
Germany contends that her pre
vious admiralty service tended to pal-t
, hate, at least tne sinjang,