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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 04, 1912, Image 2',
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er, of course. They always do,
even though they pretend to be
working separately. And if they
can split the employes up into
factions it will be easier to put
The game nowadays is for em
ployers to organize and then deal
with each union separately. Then
they can lick the unions one at a
In Chicago there is certain to
be one big traction company- that
will operate all street railways,
surface, elevated "and subway.
The answer to a big employers'
organization like that is oqe big
union of the men.
A good way to start is to stand
fast for one arbitration board to
settle all street railway differ
ences between employers and em
ployes And it's the surest way, to
fettle the matter harmoniously.
KILLED IN "L" CRASH
Toenh T. Tohnsfon, motorman,
was killed and ten persons were
injured when Johnston's car, a
southbound LaGrange suburban,
crashed into a Metropolitan L
car at S. 52d avenue and W. 22d
street, where the Polly L tracks
fun on ground level,
DeLloyd Thompson, aviator,
was circling over the Cicero park
near which the accident occurred,
at the time, and saw the crash of
the L and the suburban car.
-The injured are: Gus Anderson,
945 VanBuren st, conductor on
tbj LaGrange car; Louis Beliza,
1735 W. 12th st.; Mrs. Adelia
Chafin, 4904 Gladys ave.; Christo
pher Frailk, conductor of the L;
Mrs. Mary Casey, 4904 Gladys
ave; L. Puller, 402 South Liberty
st.; Maurice Roach, 5024 West
23d st.; H, Schymanski, 2947 W.
49th st.; J. Webster, 216 N. 48th
ave.; J. Kusza, guard of the L.
None of the injured are believ-ed-to
be seriously injured There
was only one passenger in the L.
ARE SHOWING THINGS UP
The Civil Service Reform Ass'ir
is showing up the way civil ser
vice "doesn't work under Mayor
Harrison has been writing to
the members of the school board
urging them to appoint John LV
McNamara chief engineer of
John L. McNamara presently is
engineer of one of the schools af
$1,800 a year. The chief engineer
gets $6,000, and has authority;,
over 260 engineers. -
The position of chief engineer
has been vacant for three years,"
since the death of Chief Waters.
Engineer Norman L. Patterson
has been acting chief ever since.
Patterson has done good workr
Probably he would have taken an
examfnation and been appointed
chief had it not been for Harrison.
The reason Harrison wants Mc
Namara appointed is plain. Mc-7
Namara is' a Hearst-Harrison
man in the Thirty-first ward, and
is an expert campaign contribu
When Harrison Was running
for mayor this last time, McNa-'
mara went around and collected
money from various "of his fellow ,
engineers, and took it down to