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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 17, 1912, Image 2

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only to save the state and county Republican tickets 'from the .defeat
they can see is coming to Taft.
We don't believe the real progressives of Chicago -and Coofe
county will fall for any such fool politics as that. The Tribune and
News are in a hole.. Let them stay there, or follow the people.
KIDNAPED VICTIM DIES
After being kidnaped and hid
den from his friends and the po
lice for two days, Daniel Blake,
55 years old, a teamster living at
2544 Polk street, died at the Lit
tlejohn hospital, 1410 West Mon
roe street, today.
Blake was struck by a street
car Friday afternoon while-crossing
the street in front of 123 No.
Sangamon. v v
The street car crew didinot no
tify the police. A private ambu
lance owned liy Undertaker Berz,
1440 West Madison street, was
tm canea, ana ciaue wnisKea away.
JClItCCJI llilUULC3.ld.lCi, ct CltlZ.CU
who had seen the accident, .noti
fied the police. . The Desplaines
street station called the Little
john hospital' 'on the telephone.
They were t&ld that Blake .was
suffering only from a slight scalp
wound.
When asked about the case to
day, the hospital people suffered
a severe attack of dumbness.
They said that Blake had died
from "perfectly natural causes,"
but recused to say what the "nat
ural causes" were.
The kidnaping of Blake is in di
rect violation of the ordinance re
cently passed, by the city council.
The Desplaines street police also
believe that the hospital lied to
them about Blake's condition, and
they suspect that the "perfectly
natural causes" had to do with a
street car.
A thorough investigation has
been ordered by Police Captain
Meagher, and unless some one
higher up blocks it, it will be
made. The inquest has been post
poned until Aug. 27. ,
CAR OFFICIALS STALLING
The officials of the street car.
companies are dodging the wage
question with the union again.
When L. A. Busby, president of
the City Railway Co., and John
M- Roach, president of the Rail
ways Co:, went east Monday, they
promised to bririg back a definite
answer to the men""
They promised faithfully to de
liver that answer Friday, August
the loth. That was yesterday.
Yet when W. J). Mahon, inter
national president of the union,
saw Busby yesterday, Busby once
more asked for, more time.
Not only that, but Busby again
began stalling about working
conditions.
The working conditions haves
been agreed on by both sides long
ago. There is only one question
still to be settled. That is: Are'
the traction companies going to'
give the men a decent living'
wage?
Busby and Roach know the an
swer to that question now. Their
plea for more time is all bunk, anda
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