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terras) permanent franchises, and
calls on the people not to pay
more than 3 cents.
Also, the city council informed
the people that should they re
. fuse to pay more than 3 cents,
and be evicted from the cars of
the company therefor, the 'legal
services of City Attorney
Schreiber were at their command.
Mayor Whitlock signed this
ordinance today, and there are
merry doings in Toledo.
The people heartily approve of
the action of their city council,
and are backing the fight for all
they are worth. They refuse to,
pay more than 3 cents. The street
railway company employes wont
take 3 cents, and put those who
refuse to pay 5 cents, off the cars.
Then the evicted ones hike to
City Attorney Schreiber, and ask
him to get busy.
Meantime, the Big Con is howl
ing bloody murder, and predict
ing loss of "big business" and
everything else for Toledo except
It threatens to discontinue
service on those lines where fran
chises have expired. It threatens
to go into a receivership.
The people merely smile.
.When the Big Con says it will
stop service, they know that this
will hurt the pockets of the com
pany more than it will hurt their
legs. As for the company going
into the hands of a receiver, the
people don't care a whoop about
Say, wouldn't it be grand if the
people of Chicago actually ran
their own city government, and
could-take their troubles-about"
the present lamentable condition
of street car service on the West
Side to the city attorney, know
ing he would fight for them ?
And wouldn't it be fine if the
people of Chicago could make
Chicago's own special brand of
Big Con talk business about ser
vice and through routing and one
fare, instead of hot air about
building a fine, new subway
with the people's money?
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Here is the latest and best por
trait of Dr. Wu Ting Fang, for
eign minister and leader of the
new republican government of
Your fire grows brighter as
others warm themselves beside it.