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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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lake the difference between the ac
tual value and the purchase price for
the city. Mr. Miller says the proper
ty is worth $1,400,000 (Miller's first
report). Mr. Kingsbury wants to
give $6,300,000'for it They are pay
ing the difference of J5.000.000 for
the franchise, for something which
belongs to the city and for which the
city should be paid, not the stock and
bondholders of the tunnel company.
The $5,000,000 belongs to you."
The committee rooms were crowd
ed with clubwomen, representatives
of the Women's Trade Union league
and a committee from the Chicago
Federation of Labor.
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THREE ENGINEERS AT $30,000
PER ON SUBWAY CASE
Three engineers at $30,000 apiece
have been named by council trans
portation sub-committee to tell us ex
actly how and where to dig subways
and what it will cost.
At the head of this committee is
the same expert who did the last big
job of transportation experting for
Chicago. He is Bion J. Arnold, chair
man board of supervising engineers
who since 1907 have supervised all
stret car transportation of Chicago.
Arnold got famous in 1907 when his
so-called rehabilitation of street rail
ways was the big card. He told Chi
cago then by tearing away all old
tracks and old equipment and putting
in first-class new material and high
speed devices, everybody would have
a" seat in the cars and it would at last
be a pleasure to take a street car ride.
With Arnold on new committee are
Wm. Barclay Parsons and Robert
Rodgway. Like Bion Arnold, these
two have been solving street car
problems in other cities where the
people are packed in rush hour cars
and non-rush hour cars like layers of
kippered herring.
These three engineers tell us it will
cost $130,000 besides their $90,000 of
salaries to make this subway report.
Total' cost for sure will be $220,000.
On. top of that will be nioneyfor law
yers, "such legal advice as may be
necessary and the cost of valuation
of real estate." We'll come close to
paying $250,000 or more.
Of course, neither the voters of the
city nor the aldermen of tthe council
have voted for a subway. A majority
of the traction-packed transportation
committee have decided for subways
for reasons of their own.
At re referendum spring of 1914 the
city-wide subway plan was knocked
to smithereens by an overwhelming
vote. Since then, according to
Greater Chicago Federation officers,
feeling against subways, either city
wide or downtown "dinky," has be
come more hostile. Slaughter of
wrecked and trapped passengers in
the underground tunnels of New
York, and the Eastland holocaust,
have fanned the feeling that subways
Should not be resorted to in Chicago
until all possibilities of sunshine
transportation have been given fair
trial.
WARBULLETINS
London. Large bodies of Anglo
French troops are being landed on
Greek coast to reinforce Gen. Sarrail
and meet Austro-German-Bulgarian
drive, which it is believed will not be
long delayed. Reinforcing troops
presumably are veterans of Gallipoli.
London. Bulgarian troops are
being withdrawn from Albania be
cause of dissension among Austro
Germans and Bulgars, according to
wireless dispatch from Rome.
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
Semi-official denial was authorized
here todav of British claim that
Capt. Franz von Papen, recalled mili
tary attache to U. S., paid money to
persons responsible for munion fac-
i tory or other plots in the U. S.
j VI
Kenton, O. Wm. Neal of Alger, to
win a $25 bet, has been grinding cof
fee 10 hours a day for four days. He
must keep handle going until Thurs
day night to win.

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