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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO. H.L.
Circulation. XoorM 3S3M
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 60 cents a month. By
Mail, United States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month.
Entered u second-clasi matter April
31. 1914, at the postofflee at Chicago.
I1L. under the Act of March 3, 1879.
' THAT FRANCHISE. All the
street railway outfit wants is a fran
chise. Only this time they want it
made perpetual. - Making it termina
ble when the people take it over and
pay for it is bunk. They have to pay
in cash, and the whole smear in one
payment And that's impracticable.
The game is to make municipal own
ership impossible. Ten years ago
Chicago could have bought the sur
face lines for $50,000,000. Today the
price is about $150,000,000. While
the people were saving $20,000,000
toward the purchase price, said price
jumped $100,000,000. No real at
tempt has been made to improve the
service, which could be improved at
least 30 per cent without spending
any more money. But the traction
barons need a franchise to make
good the water in their securities.
That's what they are fighting for.
The promises made to Chicago are
merely bait with which to hook suck
ers. If the people let the barons put
this thing over it will kill municipal
ownership deader than a shredded
that Socialists are human beings and
not enemies of humanity. In public
office they are uniformly faithful to
the people. Most of them are ideal
ists and have .a higher purpose than
merely getting a public job. Ken
nedy and Rodriguez are practical
idealists, and have been and are good
aldermen. That's reason enough for
citizens without regard to party vot
ing for Kennedy's re-election this
spring. He has faithfully represent
ed the people of his ward and of the
CANT AVOID THEM
. "Don't you find it hard these times
to meet expenses?"
''Hard? Man alive, I meet ex
penses at every turn."
"That man is so honest he wouldn't
steal a pin," said the admiring friend.
"I never thought much of the pin
test," answered Mrs. Cayenne. "Try
him with an umbrella."
Littl6. Boats must hug the shore,
larger ships even more.
Yot are the Vild Vaves Saying?
A5 MARS SEES US. .
ALDERMAN KENNEDY. -In en
dorsing Aid. Kennedy whole-heartedly
the Municipal Voters' League is
broadening its vision. Some of the
prejudice against Socialists is dying
ut. Others are beginning to see
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