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THE OHIOAOO BJJLOHjE,
STREET CAR SCHEMES.
Frontage Consent Is the Latest Device
Invented by the Companies to
Deceive the People.
In Their Calculations, However, They Must
Remember that Carter H. Harri
son Is Mayor.
And He Insists that the Public Must Be Con
suited in Any Legislation Presented
to the Council.
Over-Head Trolleys Must Leave Chicago as
They Have Gone from New
Tliu traction i'umii:uiUn mv (tanning
to 'I'curo franclile extoii-dou m now
lliii'"'. according to ii report circulated In
the City Hull.
Tin story N tlmt Hie conucuilct are
ciiiMlilorlnir the advisability of reclaim:
frontline eonent. to bad; ii( mi appli
cation for franeliUe. The iiinoiits are
to he iiH'tl a leverage toward securing
CVrtaln lawyer have held that front
afie consent will lie iioi'i'ary to fran
rhNe cxtviilnu. The Allen law pro
vided for none. That law helnn re
pealed. It N elalnicd that the frontline-run-out
provNlon of the old llorco mid
tutnitiiy net h In force.
The Chicago City and I'nlnn Trac
tion coiniinnlo." said a citizen who
pften lnts Inxlde Inforniatlon. "are con
slderlns the advl-ahlllty of coming Into
the Council to a-k for extenIons
haeUed by a majority of the property
owners In the Micet now occupied by
their track". On Midi a petition the
Council 1." bound to j:riint a franchise,
tt can (dace certain ivsti let Ions com
pensation hcliiK one of them. In "iieh u
tr.tnchl-e. If the coiupen-atlon 1
feouied excessive by the traction com
panic, however, the corpuratlons,
luekOd by till" majority (letltlon. can
po Into the court" and mandamus the
ilty to j:raut an extension on terms
xihleh me reasonable."
There are Indication" that the Union
Traction xtoeltliolders are carrying on
a violent lllrtatlou with the holders of
blocks of Chicago City llnllwny stock,
and the Inference Is that till" same
Cnlon Traction Interest I" willing to
uUe over the South Side company.
Tlmt mi acquisition will become a fact
aiouee, however, Is not believed. It In
UnoTTa.froin n trutworthy oourooth.it
oertaln men who have large holdings of
aiilciiro City Hallway stock have been
avv'Xuelivil ami asked to say dellnltely
.what they would consider a proper llg
ore If they weie aWed to pari with
tfielr holding". That the City Hallway
Company will pass eventually Into the
consolidation forming, well punted men
along La Salle street do not seem to
doubt for an Instant. As given out by
a seailauthorltatlve source It Is Mild
that this Is only the ilrst siep In the
scheme which will end In the merging
of the surface roads -with the elevated
lines ami of which the purchase of the
Union ioo Company early this week
hy the Northwestern Company was the
forerunner. Common Union Traction
atock Jii"t now Is being bought up for
a purpose, It is said by men on the
inside, mid this buying. It appears, Is
loins; done by n couraseous clique
-whleh has full contldence In the ulti
mate outcome mid control of nil the
surface mid elevated lines In the city
and comes pretty near knowing that
the franchise question Is to be settled
on a basis satisfactory to the stock
holders of the various companies. A
torse stockholder In all the companies
Is authority for the statement that the
merging of the surface lines N a cer
tainty and that after td.it becomes n
tail the stockholders will be willing to
?he the city as hlu'h as hi pur cent of
die gro-s receipts if they can get a
The proposition which will be made
to the city, it Is understood, ! that the
railway company pay to the city after
the tlrst jive years lift per cent of the
srov receipts; after ten years ." per
tent; after fifteen years 7j per cent,
and after twenty' years hi per cent.
This, the shareholder quoted says, they
see their way clear to piylng. In
addition It can bo stated authoritative
ly that tin; traction comp.inlei will not
accept a twenty-year franchise from
the city. Members of the Council Com
mittee on Local Transportation have
derided to go ahead with the traction
question whether the street railway
companies apply for ordinances or not.
U is the talk in City Kail circles tlmt
the Chicago City Hallway Company Is
awaiting a favorable time to present Its
views on the franchise-extension ques
tion. Chairman Itennett wants to gut
to work at once to prepare the outlines
at a scheme into which any extension
ordinance must lit to be acceptable to
Itecent htntetnents by oitlr-laN of the
I iiloii Tracllon Company are taken by
Aldermen to Indicate a knowledge Unit
the city has the whip hand, dcnpite The
Mt-.venr net and all other claims of pm
tei Ion inailo by the eoinpniiles. The
Uilengo city Hallway Company, it is
believed, will act Independently of tie
North Side company. The questions i
It considered by the lew lominltte.
as outlined iij Aid. IieuiiJt. are:
Settlement of dowiuoun terminals
routes of loop and troll -j in tno lots.
Undeniround trolley as n substitute
for cable and overhead trolley.
Service, number of cars mid equip
ment. Compensation In money pnld to city
treasury and low fares.
CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK.
I'rcluht Aucnl' llntiKlitcr 1'n.tcil n
to the Value of Itcli.itcn.
This Incident Is recalled because of
the fact that the traveling freight
agents recently made a Hying visit to
the city mid Incidentally held their
fifth annual convention, says the De
troit Tree Tress. A daughter of one
of this traterulty married n prosperous
young business mail of Detroit.
Throughout the Impressionable period
of childhood she had heard much of re
bates. The word was endlessly repeat
ed In her fathers conversation mid
was not to be detached from her mem
ory. When the couple were about to on
gage In housekeeping her husband told
her to tljjnro out about what her house
hold expenses would be. allow n mar
gin In her favor, and fix the answer us
determining the amount of the weekly
allowance he would give her. She had
it long conference with the grocer, meal
market attached mid nil vegetables In
season. It was decided approximately
what the weekly bill would bo for her
small family mid then she asked about
' "Hebate." he echoed, "why bless your
heart, I've put everything down to the
lowest notch. Couhlu't throw off a
cent. Couldn't think of It. I must put
everything higher If you Insist on a re
bate." "Well, tlmfs Just what I do. livery
smart business person gives and takes
rebates. Papa always thought more of
them than he did of anything else in
the world except himself and ready
money. If I can't get a rebate I'll go
somewhere else. I'm no novice when
It comes to business, l'lease under
stand that. What would trade mid
commerce be without rebates? 1 leave
It to yourself."
So the grocer a'dvauced his (triced -
per cent and allowed her 1." per cent
rebate, an arrangement highly satisfac
tory to herself. She secured an equally
gratifying bargain with the dry goods
merchant, the milkman, tho dressmak
er, the coal dealer mid tho Ice mail. Her
husband scrutinized the llgures suspi
ciously, but his chief nlm was to have
certainty and a system, so he made the
During the recent cyclone In stocks
he participated. At tho tlulsh he was
a squeezed sponge mid ready to begin
life anew as a farm hand or a sewing
machine agent. She cheerily opened
uj her rebate fund, counted out .n,OOD,
enabled hltii to cover so that he cleaned
up a competence and then took him
Into the backyard to solemnly Inform
him that he would never prosper unless
he looked after the rebates.
Not Asliaiiied ol Hint.
An Kugllshmnn mimed Crowe was a
Hue classical scholar mud a distin
guished orator. He made his own po
sition in life, even at a time when
classes were far moro seriously regard
ed In Ihiglnnd than they nront present.
His father was a carpenter, working
In the town of Winchester, and on tho
most loving terms with his sou. One
day the sou, then nu eminent man, was
standing near the cathedral door, talk
ing to the dean and warden, when his
father passed by.
The old man was In his working
dress, with his rule sticking from his
pocket, nnd was evidently willing to
spare the salutation. Hut tho younger
Crowe called out lu good Hampshire
"Here, faytlier! If thee bnlnt
nshamed of I, I balnt ashamed of thee!"
rortmici'x llnttli'il llcor.
The Fortune Brewing Company has
added to Its large plant a magnificent
bottling establishment. The new works
adjoin tho brewery on Van Huron
street, west of De.splalnes, ami nro fit
ted up with the latest and most Im
proved machinery. Tbelreapaclty Is very
great, aud the quality of, the goods turn
ed out of the -.ary best. One of the
fen tut us of the plant Is the arrange
ment for cooling the beer. Not only
has the latest cooling machinery been
Introduced, but tho building In which
the bottling Is done Is adjoined by an
other building In which freezing ap
paratus Is placed. This keeps the tem
perature of the very walls at freezing
point all the time. The Fortune Brew
cry produces a beer which Is famous
tlie world over. Now that Its bottling
works are completed, no residence
should be without It, Telephone "Mob
Mautbwett Cmr. Clark and Watblagtoa Sri.,
Oppotlf Court Home and City Hall.
The Finest Buffet in the City.
Maatbwett Cmr. Clark
Oppoalta Court Houae
WAGNER & HAUSCHILD, Props. 1 1
United States Brewers' Association.
OFFICERS FOR 1899-1900.
President Rudolph Brand, Chicago.
Vice-President, N. W. Kendall, New Haven,
ad Vice-President, Jos. Thiurer, Chicago.
Secretary, Gallus Thomann, New York.
Treasurer, Wm. Hoffmann, New York.
Henry H. Riuter, Boston.
B. G. S. Miller, Buffalo.
Peter Dobloer, Jr., New York.
Peter Hauoc, Jr., New York.
tC. G. Huppsl, New York.
I. Frauenheim. Pittsburg, 1
F. H. Gottuer, Baltimore.
Edwin A. Schmidt, Philadelphia.
CHAIRMEN OP COMMITTEES.
J. Chr. G. Hupfel, New York, Advisory Committee.
Gallus Thomann, New York, Manager Literary Bureau,
Henry W. Reijter, Botm,-1gilance Committee.
Special Attention Paid to Thenar Partlea.
Blue Ribbon Cafe
Finest Eating House in Chicago. The best Steaks, Chops and
Shell Fish. Mandolin Orchestra plays while you eat.
137 Madison Street, - Near Clark.
has revolutionized trade
methods broadly and brought
to the individual opportuni
ties of business growth never
Why not enjoy the advan
tages and profit of the tele
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303 Washington St.
WAY Depot: Harrison
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and City Hall. 3 I
Chas. Class, Philadelphia.
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i. W. Kendall, New Haven.
, oseph Theurbr, Chicago.
-lENRY NlCHOLAUS, St. Louis.
Fred'k Pabst, Jr., Milwaukee,
Alvin Carl, Boston.
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5t. & Fifth Ave. Chicago.
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TlDhon: Yard 7 1 1.
CHA1. J. VOP1CKA, President.
ATLAS BREWING CO.,
1ST and MOST
684 to 706
Ucatlon of Chicago Depots and tha
Various Reads which Lsav
MAIBMN STAnON-Dttrtori t Nik SU.
tchiioo, Topekt and 8anta Fa.
Chicago and Etittrn Illlnola,
Chicago and Grand Truak.
Cblcafe and Brit.
If obob Sottta.
ttANO cmtM-Umb U. k flit Art
Chicago and Northern Padfia.
Chicago and Great Welters.
Baltimore and Ohio.
mm warn-out a Aim stnete.
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. PaiL
Chicago, Bnrltngtoa and Qulacy.
Ohlcag aad Alton.
cvmui nATmi-iM a rt aw.
C, 0., 0. and It Louie (Big 4 Rett.
Chicago tad Wtat Michigan.
KK isunb aaegf-Vu line at. a r
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern.
Chicago. Sock laland and Padfia.
N. Y., 0. St. L. (Nickel Plato).
Dc.lo. Wtmkemm Ilruwlnu Compunr.
It Is with iilousiirc that wo call tUo
attention of tho ttiiUo, nnd private fam
ilies, to the fact that owing to the lu
ereuslnn ilouiiuul for bottled ale aud
porter of uudoubted purity uud of the
Illicit Miiiillty, we are now bottling tho
mi mo iiiulor-our own HiipervlHlou.
Tlie frequeut use of adulterants ami
substitutes for malt and hops lu the
uiaiuifacturo of malt liquors has re
sulted lu an Inquiry for nu article of
domestic manufacture, wholly free
from anything of n harmful or deleteri
ous nature, aud at a prlco that would
commend its use to all. The failure
hitherto to obtatu such nu article has
led consumers to purchase Imported
goods at a high price.
Therefore we are prepared to place
on tho market bottled ale nnd porter
unexcelled lu quality, equal In every
respect to the Imported, nt a much
Our goods being manufactured from
tho cholceit barley malt nud the best
hops lu the market, no substitutes
whatovor being ibod, nud, being bottled
by ourselves nt Wnukegan, enables us
to olfer to our, customers an absolute
gunrnnty of their purity and quality.
FmnlllCH can obtain tlioso goods of
nil tho leading faucy grocers, the prin
cipal hotels, restaurants nnd druggists.
DBSLKY'S WAKEGAN imEWIWJ
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Blue Island Avenue, Chicago.
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