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tween the park board and the rail
road. The council needed this space
for a harbor, as parks can be built
anywhere and most of the lake front
is already given overHo boulevards
with little or nothing left" for com
merce, which means bread and but
ter. The Greater Chicago Federation,
representing thirty business and civic
clubs, has fought this scheme from
the first. So lias the Cook County
Real Estate Board, the largest real
estate organization in the world. The
Chicago Federation of Labor, the
Cook County Press Club, represent
ing sixty local papers, and various
other organizations have condemned
the South Park-Illinois Central lake
front contract. The Secretary of
War has refused a permit for it and
Congressman Mann decided to let his
-bill d,rop after the steal "was shown
up before the interstate and foreign
commerce committee six weeks ago.
The trust press of the loop district
have never printed the facts in the
case, but have assisted in the plan
editorially and with colored and dis
torted news reports.
The present filling is under the
Stimson permit and runs south to
16th street. This was secured as an
opening wedge and is likely to be re
voked by Secretary Garrison at any
The question before the house is:
Are the people going to stand for this
open violation of the law by the of
ficial servants of Chicago for the sake
of making additional land for a rail
road, already in possession of much
which it had illegally reclaimed? Is
the district attorney to be allo'wed to j
neglect ihs plain duty and refuse to
prosecute these violators of the law?
And is this infamous contract,
which has been frustrated for three
years, going to be finally consum
mated, or are the people going to de
mand that their officials carry out the
findings of the highest court in the
-:The- proper solution of the lake
front question is to force the railroad
to elevate, like every other railroad
in Chicago, preferably on a steel tres
tle. Tear down the stone wall, open
all streets to the lake, and improve
the existing shore at small expense.
It will make the finest lake f jnt in
America without graft, without dis
honor and without waiting a hun
dred years for a plan that would first
increase the railroad nuisance one
hundred per cent and which would
remove the shore a quarter of a mile
further from the people.
The building trade tieup is over.
After a ten-week contest the brick
makers have signed a five-year con
tract, granting one cent an liour in
crease to all men receiving less than
40 cents an hour.
This agreement was offered by the '
bosses three weeks ago and rejected
by the men. Pressure wasirought to
bear upon the strikers by the Build
ing Trades' Council, which insisted
upon peace at any cost
Work will be resumed at once. Be
sides 2,800 men on strike, 150,000
workers in building trades, who have
been Idle for months, will benefit.
J. P. BOUGHT AS SAFEGUARD?
Washington, June 2. Officials in
charge of Interstate Commerce Com
mission's inquiry expect to bring out
that J. P. Morgan bought Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton Tine as a wedge
to prevent his control in Middle West
being crushed by Price-Erb-Zimmer-man
syndicate, who attempted to set
up new railroad dynasty. The C., H.
& D. was key to situation because of
holdings in Pere Marquette and other
STRIKES NOT UNLAWFUL
Washington, June 2. Strikes and
peaceful picketing sanctioned by
House when Webb amendment to
Clavton anti-trust bill was aerreed to
ralmost unanimously, making such
acts of strikers" .not unlawful under
SKrman -law. - fl '
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