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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 01, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 14',
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That's the company's reason, arid IT'S A HOG'S TEs6N.;
But the people wouldn't have to stand for it if Mayor Harrison,
the newspapers arid the council were really representing, f hepeople
who" ride on street cars; for the companies could be forced to put on
more cars and give-better' "service.
' Arid if the administration woit-force decent service under -con-ditiohs
as they are now, it won't force better service after hundreds
of millions of debt have been piled on the people for a, subway and
a merger. s
'THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO SHOULD FIGHT ANY AD
DITIONAL DEBT UNTIL' THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN -AS.
GOOD, SERVICE AS POSSIBLE' ON THE LINES AS THEY
NOWEXISf . "
The meekness and. patience with, which the. people .of Chicago;
suomit to rotten street raiiwav service indicates -oiainiv tnat tnev
have no confidence in the city government that is supposed , to , be
theirs, .and oiov hop.e:"flia they , can get protection and help from
political job-holders: aIrid:Tnewspapers supposed, to be servants of the
people. ' - '
IF THEBIG NEWSPAPERS OF CHICAGO WERE SER
VANT OF. THE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF-SLAVES OF THE
BIG PROPERTY. INTERESTS OF THE LOOP, THEY'CO.ULD
GET 100 PER CENT BETTER STREET RAILWAY,SERVICE
for $hepeople. ,7t''. j
Ifth'e; big newspapers'devoted as much space tothevf3ghtspf.
-the hunrds of thousdndsr of 'people whohave to go-toTand from)
their wftrlf on -street ,cars, as they do to that darned senatorial scrap
betweenxploliticians at Springfield, THEY COULD GE-E 100 PER
CENTjBETTER SERVICE FOR THE' PEOPLE 'WHO RIDE
ON STREET CARS. , - i , " '
IF THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE TO PROVE THE
UTTER INCOMPETENCE OF THE. MAYOR, THE COUN
CIL AND THEIR MASTERS, THE ' NEWSPAPERS, iTHE
ROTTEN STREET RAILWAY SERVICE WOULD PROVE IT.'
1 The nexyspapers. themselves are hypocrites,. They have high
brdw .doctors telling the pepple how to protect their own health ;
yet they let rotten street railway service bree6 disease, in. thousands
and sacrifice needlessly arid criminally hundreds of human livesf
They print columns about the murders in Mexico, and not a
line-about -the- killing- off ofpeople right-here -in, Chicago-by rotten
strpfr" railway cprvirp . . . .
I mean exactly- what I say. It is downright murder, a cririiinal
sacrifice of human health and .life in order to make bigger profits fo'r
the.wners .of watered street railway stocksi- . t.
ane eopje,.jiurmg rush, hours, ar packed inside -jthe 'cars- arid