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Darrow & Sissman
Lawyers
1310, 140 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago

Clarence S. Darrow
Peter Sissamn
Victor S. Yarros
William L. Carlin

Telephone
Central 925
Automatic 44139

October 10, 1918.

Dear Paul:-

???I just had a talk with Mr. Gallagher who was in to see me and he tells me he believes he can do something about our coal rates, probably without very much trouble. Of course, this matter is now under government control and he says on the whole they try to be fair about it, although there are two or three railroad men, whose names I do not now know, who sit on the Board.

???He suggested that I write you asking you the present rates. Also for some statement showing the disparity of rates and if they are exorbitant and likewise something on the question as to whether the reduction of rates would call for a reduction at other points. We had this all covered once and I suppose you have the material now.

???The chances are I would know this Board pretty well and if the matter is taken up to a conversational way, I would think we could get something out of it. It might be wise for you to come out at the time. The [?] would be here.

???I hope that the family is better by this time. Cannot tell now just when I will get out, but will come during the holidays, if not sooner.

As ever,

C.S.D.

Your mother is selling the house for 2500? cash.  I dont know whether she has made any arrangements as to what she would do with the money, or whether you would want to ask her or have me. but there is no reason
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why she should not take Greeley bonds.  So far as I am concerned I would be willing that she should have $5000? of the bonds.  It makes no difference to either of us as we furnish her what she needs and always will & I am sure she will, make her will to you.  It seems as if we ought to get it as xxx I am anxious to sometime get out of debt?

D.