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AND WE'LL GET SIX MONTHS
MORE OF GARBAGE TALK
Mayor Harrison and his adminis
tration machine were given a six
months' respite before sinking into
the mire of the garbage mess, at the
meeting of the city council last night.
The aldermen ordered the cor
poration counsel to start condemna
tion praceedings against the Chicago
Reduction Company's plant, after
tendering an offer of $133,112 for the
plant at 35th and Iron streets. Thia
is the price fixed by the city's ap
praiser, Col. Henry A. Allen.
But, as Aid. Edward F. Cullerton
said and as the others admitted was
true, this procedure will take at least
six months in addition to eating up
much of the city's funds.
The attitude of the aldermen went
through a marked change last night
after an army of enraged citizens in
vaded the council chambers. Even a
resolution calling for immediate seiz
ure of the reduction plant almost was
The citizens present at the meet
ing were divided into two forces. The
Fifth Warders, 'who come from the
neighborhood in which the reduction
company's plant is located, and the
Citizens' Protective Ass'n, from the
district around the new garbage
The Fifth Warders fought to throw
the reduction plant out of their part
of town and the Northwest Siders
were fighting to keep it away from
Aid- Charles Martin, who led the
fight for the delegation from the
Fifth Ward, attacked the proposal
to take over the reduction company
plant. He intimated that unless the
"murderous hole" was forever re
moved from the Fifth Ward the peo
ple of that vicinity would arise in
their wrath and burn it down.
Aid. Chas. E. Merriam attacked the
city administration for the way it
had shirked the garbage matter.
"I sympathize with Afd. Martin's
feelings in the matter," said- Mer
riam, "but I believe the city should
take over the reduction plant and
operate it in a sanitary manner. In
the past the company has been mak
ing a profit of $160,000 a year. I
think that our prospective receipts
should be used in putting the place in
an absolutely sanitary condition, so
that it might be run without endan
gering the health of the people."
Then Aid. Pretzel, speaking for
the Northwest Siders, and Aid. Mar
tin hooked up in a long argument
over the attempt of the Twenty-sixth
Warders to have the garbage kept '
over in the Fifth Ward.
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MORE JOIN STRIKE AGAINST
3,000 painters and glaziers are now
on strike against President Simon
O'Donnell, of the Building Trades
Council, tl is expected that 500
more will join the strike when the
The strike has now resolved itself
into a protest against O'Donnell and
his crime of treason against union
labor, dating from the time of -the
queer ending of the lockout of the
men by the Building Construction
Employers' Association. The breach
between O'Donnell and the painters
then became wider when the Hearst
OTDonnellspecial trades union edi
tion was announced.
However, O'Donnell is rapidly fail
ing In his scheme to get revenge for
the awful jolt handed to himself and
Hearst by the painters.
The rank and file of the Building
Trades Council seem thoroughly dis
gusted with his tactics and will ar
range for a settlement of the trouble.
They have decided to send a dele
gation, bearing an olive branch, to
the Painters' District Council in an
effort'to end the war.
O'Donnell flung the gauntlet to the
painters by granting all the painting
and glazing work to organizations
that were pledged to support him.
When this pledge was given the mem
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