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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 07, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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FIRST POPULAR VOTE FOR CITY
TO OWN CAR LINES
Superior, Wis., Feb. 7. What is
probably the first popular vote on the
question, "Shall the city buy and
operate its own. street car lines?"
will be taken here-April 7. If the vote
is affirmative, the commissioners say
they will proceed to take over that
part of the Duluth Street Railway Coi
system operated in Superior and es
tablish the first complete municipally
owned and operated car line in the
country.
Dissatisfaction over the company's
attitude towards the city and its re
fusal to lower fares started the
movement. An indication of how the
vote will go in April was given in a
previous referendum when the fol
lowing question was carried by a vote
of 7 to 1:
"Are you in" favor of the passage
of a law by the state legislature to
empower the city of Superior to take
over and run the local street car sys
tem?" If the second question is answered
affirmatively, the commissioners for
Superior has the commission form of
government will institute condem
nation proceedings in the Circuit
Court, where a jury will determine
whether their plea shall be granted.
If the city wins, the state railroad
commission will be called in to make
a valuation of the property. A bond
issue will take care of the purchase.
The commissioners are committed
to press the public ownership pro
gram if the city votes for it.
The company's attitude towards
the city has been shown, the com
missioners say, in its refusal to ex
tend the system to conform with the
growth of the city. The latest is a
refusal to give service to the new
$20,000,000 steel corporation mill a
few miles up the St. Louis river.
The docks constitute Superior's
biggest industry. Some of them are
two miles from the center of the
city. The company has refused to
give service to this point also.
The company, by an appeal to the
courts, hasjjlocked the city's efforts
to secure a reduction of fare to six
tickets for a quarter.
The company's capital is approx
imately $7,000,000, of which about
$1,800,000 is stock. During the pro
ceedings to gain a reduction of fare,
the state railroad commission placed
a value of $700,000 on the company's
property. This is exclusive of the Du
luth holdings.
COMIC SONGSARE SUNG AT
FUNERAL OF MOGULESKO
New York, Feb. 7. Not for the late
Mayor Gaynor, nor even for "Big
Tim" Sullivan, did the emotional
East Side turn out such a funeral
crowd as that which blocked the
push-cart districts at the obsequies
of Zigmund Mogulesko, beloved Yid
dish comedian.
"The comedy of life is over," whis
pered Mogulesko when he laid down
the burden of 27 years on the Yiddish
stage and more than 25,000 East
Siders flocked after his coffin as it
was borne from the Hebrew Actors'
Club to the National Theater, where
for many years Mogulesko trod the
boards and made the Ghetto laugh.
Mogulesko's last request was that
comic songs should be sung at his
funeral, and they were, to the ac
companiment of sobs.
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PROHIBITION NOMINATIONS
The following nominations for al
dermen are reported by the Prohibi
tion central committee: 3d ward,
LeRoy Veazey,644 E. 44th street;
14th ward, A. C. LeBaron, 2449
Grand avenue; 17th ward, Michael De
Rosa, 1342 W. Ohio street; 21st ward,
Fred Armistead, 55 W. Chestnut
street; 25th ward, Carl T. E. Schiiltze,
'4055 Kenmore avenue; 34th ward,
George S. Thompson, 2118 S. Spring
field avenue; 35th ward, Paul H. Hen
kel, 4242 W. Congress street; 13th
ward, Dr. George H. Van Dyke, 3415
W. Van Buren street; 18th ward, Vic
tor Behrens, 2252 W. Jackson blvd.

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