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LOOKS LIKE A REAL 'BUS LINE
. - WILL HIT OUR TOWN
'Here are signs that show the mo
tor 'bus is coming to Chicago, and
the people -will ride to work in au
tomobiles fpr nickel or a dime:'
Aid. Merrfaniwill ask the trans-.:
portation committee of the city doun-
cil to inquire and report' on what the.
motor 'bus can do to help out the
overcrowding' of 'street cars. I
Judge Clarence N. Goodwin an
nounces he is in favor of the city
buying 'buses and running a line of
them. He saw them used in Lon
don, where there are 14,000, and is
strong for the plan.
Wm E. Rodriguez, aldermanic
candidate in the Fifteenth Ward- will
makehis campaign for election with
a promise that he"will try to get a
city-downed and operated line of
Edward P. Dunne, Jr., son of Gov.
Dunne, believes the public utilities
commission, Will grant him a certifi
cate of convenience and necessity, so
that the company he represents can
go ahead and run a line of 'buses.
Senator Samuel ttelson and the
concern he has organized also ex
pect to get their , certificate and run
a line. " -
The newspapers backing the two
different subway projects-are spread
ing the impression that the son of
Gov. Dunne is' trying to get an exclu
sive franchise and get a clutch on a
monopoly of all motor 'bus business ,
"We are not asking any special'
privilege," said Dunne, Jr., today,
"and the idea that we are after ex
clusive rights is all bosh. When the '
public utilities commission returns
from Springfield next week I shall
go before the commission and show
that a motor 'bus line is needed.
Chicago is the only large city in
America or Europe that does not
havethis 'bus transportation. We are
behind the times in this. I shall not
ejen try to present any evidence to
the commission showing the deplor
able conditions on the surface and
"If they don't already understand
that all street cars are overcrowded
and filthy, I will ask them to go out
and try to get on any downtown car
during the rush hour."
U. S. ARMY JUDGE OVERRULES
ACTION OF WILSON
By Gilson Gardner.
Washington, D. C, March 6. The'
judge advocate general of the U. S.
army has overruled the president of
the United States in the case of Pri
vate Clarence .L. George. When this
soldier was pardoned it was announc
ed from the 'White House that the
memorandum signed by the president
read: "Pardoned with pay." .-The in
structions which went to the War
Department from the president call
ed for the repayment to Private
George of the pay and allowances
which were confiscated as a result of
his court martial. New the president
has been informed that this is im
possible. The judge advocate general
has rendered an opinion that the
president of the United States him
self is unable to. undo an injustice
which has been done. Money which
Private George should have received
in pay and allowances has been turn
ed back in. the treasury; of the United
States and npthing short of an act
of Congress, can get that money for
The only hope George has is in a
special act of Congress, and nobody
ever heard of a poor man who ever
got a special act through Congress.
In the meantime, George is stranded
in' Charlottsville, Va., equipped with
an expert knowledge of telegraphy,
hut, owing- to the injustice of the
army system, turned out penniless
and without even the army clothes
which were confiscated when he was
sent to Leavenworth for writing a
letter to Secretary to the President
Tumulty complaining of treatment
he had received in the army.