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THE TRACTION UNIFICATION
ORDINANCE STILL PENDING
After several hours of bunk, during
which several aldermen drew
sketches of themselves as servants
who had fought &ncLsuffered for the
laboring man, the city council last
night postponed until Thursday con
sideration of the traction unification
ordinance, which provides for five
cent fares and through routes all
over the city.
The pretext for delay was a re
quest from the street car conductors
and motormen's unions that the new
ordinance carry a section granting
them an increase of from 23 to 32
cents an hour, with a minimum day
of eight hours and a maximum of ten.
Aid. Block, chairman of the com
mittee on local transportation, said
the move was meant to delay passage
of the ordinance.
Immediately several aldermen,
among them Kunz and Utpatel, arose
and pleaded with tears in their voice
for justiceto the workingman. Kunz,
who haSust returned from Laurel,
Md., where one of his race horses
cleaned up at 40 to 1, was particu
larly vehment in his demand that the
laboring man be considered.
"When Kunz and Utpatel failed to
have consideration of the ordinance
delayed, Aid. Cullerton, who has been
prominent in previous traction fights,
asked that consideration be put over
until an opinion could be had from
the corporation counsel as" to what
effect the merger would have on the
operating agreements between the
car companies and their employes.
This sterling friend of the laboring
man succeeded where the other stal
warts had failed.
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock
representatives of the unions and car
companies will appear before the
transportation committee and argue
the request of the car men for in
creased wages and shorter hours.
The only result will he delay in, en
acting the ordinance. The laboring
men will get nothing. They have dis
covered, however, that they have
seventy friends in the council. This
may be news to them. They would
have more friends, but there are only
Other business transacted by the
council was as follows:
Received protest of Civil Service
Reform Association against the es
tablishment of new job of "chief in
spector in fees" in building depart
ment. Association asserts job is un
necessary. Received approval of Association of
Commerce for plan of turning basin
in Calumet river.
Referred to local transportation
committee scheme to lengthen ele
vated railway platforms.
Referred to waste committee -plan
of Aid. Martin to call on a representa
tive of each of the large packing
houses for information on garbage
disposal and other wastes.
Referred to charter committee plan
of Aid. Novak to have membership
of proposed charter convention elect
ed instead of appointed.
Referred to judiciary committee
Aid. Hazen's amendment to code to
further safeguard use of cigarets by
Referred to local transportation
committee order of Aid. Kunz to pro
hibit use of stoves in elevated cars.
Referred to committee order from
Kunz to require doors in middle of
cars on elevated roads.
Adopted resolution of Aid. Nance
directing corporation counsel to draft
ordinance for the prevention of
fraudulent advertising by physicians
"HANDS-OFF," SAYS RUMORS
London, Nov. 11- Premier As
quith's "hands-off" Mexican declara
tion delivered last night has done
much to lay the rumors that Pro
visional President Huerta had been
given moral aid by the British cab
inet through its ambassador in Mex