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WHAT CITY SHOULD DO.
4 Yes, the city ought to take a
hand in that street car arbitra
tion. Stire thing. It ought to
'have a voice in selecting the ar
bitrator who represents the com
pany. For the city is the partner of
the street railway companies;
and the city of Chicago ought to
be ashamed of itself for being in
partnership, with the Eastern
hondholders and all- the stock
holders in the combination.
Of course, all the politicians
see in that partnership is that 55
per cent of the net receipts the
.dollar partnership. They don't
see the human side of it at all.
.And the human -side' is the-big
side. Itis the side that affects the
Jives of thousands of men, women
,and children in Chicago.
If the city administration were
truly representative of the peo
ple it would insist that the em
ployes and their wives and chjr
"dren get a square deal from the
'.men who haVe'grown rich by hav
ing a monopoly of the use of Chi-,
cago streets. And a square deal'
means a wage sufficient to give'
"the employes a decent living and;
an opportunity to raise and edu
'cate' their children to be 'useful
men and women.
It would be better for Chicago
to get less money out of that 55'
per cent graft than to be a party
to grinding the extra dollars out'
'of the souls and bodies 'of "men,
omen and children.
It would be better still if the
edpTe. 6F Chicago" "dwne'd and
operated the street rilway system i
tnemsetvesTiortnen tne employes '
could be paid better wages,, be ,
given better working conditions
and the people who ride on street j
cars could ride for lower fares.
The trouble is there is too much
money paid to bond and stock'
holders a's interest on watered!
bonds and dividends on watered,
Wouldn't it be a strange sen
sation if Mayor Harrison would
actually make one fight for the
people of Chicago? '
BECKER f RIAL SET.
New York, 'Sept 3. Justice '
Goff, sitting in the extraordinary
criminal term of the Supreme
Court, today set the trial of Po-
Llice Lieut. Chas. Becker, indicted ,
for the murder of. Gambler Ros
enthal,, for Sept, 12.
Goff was ordered to Nhold the
special term of court by Gov. Dix ,
and authorized to get to the bot
tom of the graft and murder ring
charges by special grand Jury and
John Doe proceedings.
John H. . Mclntyre, attorney '
for Becker, bitterly fought the
transfer of Becker's trial into
GofFs court, but Goff swept aside
every motion made by Mclntyre.
District Attorney Whitriian
says that the coming graft reve
lations will be so sensational as to
shock the whole country.
Washington, Sept. 3.-JVm. F.
'Flynn, head of the New York se
cret service, resigned today to
take charge, it is said, of the Ros
enthal murder and police graft
investigations of New York.