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bus before 7:30 a. m. are entitled to
ride in any part of the bos for second
class fare, and by paying 1 cent in
addition to the regular fare, receive
a return ticket good coming back on
the same line at any time the same
afternoon. Thus for 4 cents a work
ingman can go across town in the
morning and return home at night.
The same trip in an American city
would probably cost 10 cents.
The congestion in the central Paris
streets is often extraordinary, yet the
buses make remarkably good time
and accidents are few. Moreover,
many Paris streets are extremely
narrow and tortuous, the pavements
are in many places no better than in
American cities, and there are nu
merous severe grades to climb. In
addition, the fuel oils are expensive,
being heavily taxed both by the state
and the city. Yet in spite of these
difficulties, the company was making
money before the war and the Paris
populace was thoroughly satisfied
with the service.
MOTOR BUS ITEM IS JN' CITY
BUDGET TO STAY
The motor bus item of-$3,000,000
in the city budget'for 1915 stays in.
This was decided at the council meet
ing last night. Aid. Capitain raised
the point that what the council voted
for the week previous was to knock
out the motor bus money. The coun
cil last night showed Aid. Capitain his
mistake through its act of voting to
keep the $3,-000,000 in. the budget.
The voting of this money melans that:
The council can order a vote to be
taken by the people at the next elec
tion on whether they shall start mo
tor bus lines.
If the voters decide they want mo
tor buses the money to buy buses
can be taken from the city's traction
fund to the amount of $3,000,000.
JITNEY BUSES TAKE TEXAS
. TOWNS BY STORM
Fort oWrth, Tex., Jan. 26. The
jttney car has taken Fort Worth and
Houston, two of the largest cities In
Texas, by storm. The jitneys were
first used In Houston, where a retired
police officer used several small cars
and successfully competed with the
street car lines. He recently ordered
25 additonal cars.
The first jitney car was operated
free of charge shortly after Christ
mas, parallel with the Polytechnic
and Stockyards lines, the longest in
the city, each of them traversing
five miles. They now compete with
all lines, and an enterprising jitney
magnate has pat in 30-minute serv
ice from Sagamore Hill, on the in
terurban, where city-bound interur
bans make only an hourly schedule
with 10-cent fare.
"JITNEY BUS" HITS K. C.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 26. 100
jitney auto buses were in operation
this morning, an increase of 25 over
yesterday. They operated on 27
routes, many of them with five-minute
service. Jitneys are now operat-
g tfll midnight on three important
lines, as oon as a dus is loaded it
goes through without a stop, giving
express service, cutting the street car
time for the distance in half.
DES MOINES GETS IN LINE
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 26. Ar
rangements were completed by busi
ness men here yesterday to purchase
four jitney auto buses for serfvice be
tween the northwest part of town
and the business center. As the serv
ice grows In popularity more will be
SAYS CROWDED CARS ARE BAD
FOR YOUNG GIRLS
Young girls are thrown Into con
tact with men who do not hesitate to
take advantage of them in the crowd
ed cars is the belief of Harriet B.
Vittum, who testified before the Illi
nois Public Utility Commission in its '
hearing on poor service on the sur
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