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GOOD CARE FOR INJURED.
First Aid for Victims of Street
Car Accidents Very Best.
Prompt Attendance of Ambulance
8ervea Injured Persona Quickly
Thcro Is very interesting reading
In the letter of the Claim Department
of tho Chicago Railways Company to
the managing editors of The Tribune,
Record-Herald nnd Inter Ocean, rela
tive to tho policy of tho company in
cases of personal Injury. From a
perusal of this letter It would appear
that tho agitation against the com
pany's methods of caring for Injured
persons is absolutely unwarranted
and la plainly In the interests of the
"ambulance chasers" the lawyer
who get to tho victims of an accident
as soon as posslblo for the purpose of
inducing them to start suit against
the company on tho understanding
that the attorney will get halt of the
One point that does not seem to be
clearly understood by certain news
papers la the fact -that the company
la furnishing medical relief and ambu
lance aervlco free of charge to in
jured persons, regardless of the ques
tion of liability or non-liability. When
It ia considered that at least 75 per
cent, of the accidents that occur in
connection with street cars are non
liability cases, in respect of which the
company Is under absolutely no obli
gation to furnish any relief whatever,
some Idea may be had of the purpose
and motive of this department In ex
tending such yeltef, Take, for exam
ple, such cases, to which reference Is
frequently mado in tho newspapers, of
persons Jumping on or off moving
cars, sustaining Injury, or of persons
struck by a car while crossing tho
street In tho middle of the block, un
der circumstances clearly demonstrat
ing no liability on the part of the com
pany. Consequently, the company has
made arrangements with hospitals in
various parts of the Boctlons their
lines cover so that when an accident
occurs Immediate notice Is sent to the
tnntn office, and at once word is sent,
first, to tho police, and secondly to tho
company's relief corps, who hasten to
tho sccno of the accident with every
equipment at hand to extend what
ever relief Is Accessary to the Injured
person, Including the services of a sur
geon especially qualified to handle ac
cident cases. While it Is gone prep
arations are made at the hospital to
receive tho case, nnd it is seldom
more than flvo or six minutes after
an accident before the victim Is re
ceiving alt tho aid which modern
science can give him.
In the N'orth Side and Lako View
district most of tho cases are sent to
tho Sheridan Park hospital. Not with-,
standing reports to the contrary
which have gained currency, tho
Eagle Is satisfied that the Chicago
Railways Company does not own or
operate the Sheridan Park hospital.
The relations of the company with the
Sheridan Park hospital differ In no
respect from its relations with other
hospitals which are taking care of in
jured persons for the company.
Every accident, together with full
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particulars is reported to the police
Immediately after It occurs. The rela
tives and tho police also aro given
notice of tho hospital to which the
victims are taken.
When tho police nrrivo some timo
after the company has cared for tho
victim of an accident they must pre
sent somo reason for not having
tnkon charge, nnd this has been main
ly responsible for theso unwarranted
Before tho company instituted this
Bcrvlco It was often an hour, and a
person seriously Injured might bleed
to death before tho police ambulance,
arriving from somo distant station,
finally reached tho county hospital,
which Is tho Institution generally
used by the police.
So far as tho treatment of tho In
jured Is concerned no ono could have
a greater Interest from a purely
selfish standpoint, In having the speed
iest nnd most efficient care taken of a
victim than tho street car company.
Next to tho Injured ono himself, tho
company was the greatest sufferer,
because every minute pt delay multl
plied the possibility of large dam
ages. The argument that by using these
methods It is possible for the com
pany to take advantage of an injured
party in a liability case so that he Is
unable to recover so large a bill of
damages against the company as he
otherwise would, Is unsound, for tho
reason that no settlement made with
an injured party wherein ho has been
overreached or coerced to his disad
vantage, In tho slightest degree, can
stand In a court of law. Tho Chicago
Hallways Company Is a responsible In
stitution, and a such Is nnswcrablo in
the courts of law for any Injury it may
The Telephone Trust la still doing
business. Its dividends are Increas
ing every year. The charges to the
public are not decreasing.
That tho Trust is a combine la re
straint of trado is evident to many
from Ha attempt In Chicago to put
its automatic competitor out of business.
Tho Horns Brewery Is lot ealy Chi
cago's yosnfsst brewery, tat it Is eas
of her snoot successful. No brewery
la the uaitod Itatss ore? achieved
success la suck a short timo as tho
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Home Brewery. Its boor already has
a reputation among tho lovers of good
beor as being par excellence. Tho
Home Brewery also bottles its beer
and a case can ho had by oalllaff
Humboldt 9310. Advertisement.
The Telephone Trust is boasting
that it will get everything It wants.
Forbidding poor peddlers to cry
j their wares and yet permitting roller
skating ana motorcycling in ine
streets is a fine method of stopping
the noise. No graft In peddlers.
This Is a good year to Infuse now
blood into the Municipal Court
No Imported beer on tno market to
day has met with greater success thsa
that handled by August Luchow. The
Original Pllsener, from Pilsen, Bo
hemia, is sold by this big concern, as
is also tho famous Wursburger Hof
brau from Wursburg, Bavaria. These
beers are tho favorites at Chicago's
leading clubs, restaurants and buffets.
They are without a peer. Tho Chicago
offices of August Luchow aro located
In the Stock Bichango building, 10
North LaSalle street and aro under
tho management of Hans Laehow. Mr.
Luchow has mado a spleaild record
for tho business in tho West aad ho
enjoys a widespread popularity among
Chicago's leading business men and
The water meter graft is bobbing
its head up again.
It is proposed to tax every lot 'in
Chicago from $200 to $600 for water
meters, besides the great expense it
will entail upon all users of water.
Chicago has nn immense water
fund. It part of It was devoted to
wards building pumping stations at
the lake end of every section line In
Chicago there would bo no water fam
It is astonishing what men the
water meter people can Influence to
their way of thinking.
Somo men who ought to know bet
ter are talking for water meters.
More than that tho "high pressure"
scheme is up again.
According to somo advocates it will
only cost thirty or forty millions of
dollars to Install meters and a "high
prcssuro" system. Tho poor will have
to pay tho cost.
With halt this sum additional pump
ing stations could be built which
would more than supply the demand.
A well known engineer who was ad
vocating "high presure" and water
meters said the otlior day, according
to dally papers, that one of the chief
troubles in Chicago was the very high
consumption of water, which averaged
about 2,000 gallons per capita dally,
caused largely by waste and under
ground leakage from broken connec
tions. As a remedy for waste he
recommended water meters. The test
of the water pressure made in the
loop shows an insufficient pressure,
but ho said that the city was Install
ing a large number of water mains,
none under eight Inches, and theso
would materially improve the pres
sure. The health of the city demands
plenty of water for everybody.
The Installation of meters would
limit the consumption of water and
raise the price of .living on tho poor.
Higher rates would have to be
charged in the residence districts and
tenants would have to pay the water
rates after the landlords had paid an
exorbitant rate for Installing water
This form of graft Is particularly
objectionable to Chicago people. They
will not stand for It.
It hits everybody and it Is unnecessary.
The telephone trust contemplates
another big public Improvement It
Is going to ralso its dividend.
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People who hsY) boss helping tho
telephone company to pay sight par
coat stock dlvldoads sad to erect
twenty story buildings want tolsphono
The old fashioned Trust phone
service In Chicago Is getting worse
every day. Patrons are constantly
complaining of It Wrong numbers
are constantly in evidences; the busy
signal is given frequently for a ''wrong
number", whilo the phone that is
called Is not busy at all. Some of the
operators are impertinent Others of
them are Incompetent. All of this
works for a loss of business, time and
patience. Tho whole system Is an
tiquated, and out of date. It is only
retained because the old company Is
more Interested in piling up dividends
than it is In serving the poople.
Tho "third mil" Is still killing.
Tho net earnings of the Telephone
Trust increased from $4,270,(09 la
1900 to $23,095,389 In 1910.
And yet the Trust wants to squeeze
more money out of Chicago people.
Tho campaign for cheaper telephone
sorvlco has Just begun. All tho "ex
perts" in the world cannot stop It.
The city ought to get what Is com
ing to It out of the telephone com
pany's gross rocelpts. Does it?
The Indopondont voter will have the
field to himself this year. Everybody
Is feeling moro or less Independent
when It comes to swallowing a whole
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