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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1913, Image 12

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pie prevented the passage of that franchise ordinance over his veto
by a petition-in-boots.- .
That is, several thousands of citizens visited the council cham
ber in a body,,filled thebuilding and. the streets outside, and. scared
machine councilmen into laying that ordinance on the. table, where,
it has been eversinces I I , - ;
In the meantime .the street railway company's franchises have
expired, the company;. 'is giving six- tickets for a quarter, with uni
versal trarjsfersancT.is trying; jn(.every way possible to please the
people so as-.to gei-k new1 franchise. I. -v
For no boss pr;party machine controls the mayor or the coun
cil ; and. they will dp jjustt what the people want done. The company
will get.no franchise on any better terms than th'ree cent fares with
universal' transfers; and .unless a franchise is agreed upon that is
entirely;vsarj.sfactory to the peopl.e of Toledo, they .will take over,
ownand operate the entire street railway, sysfem of, Toledo -for
the benefit .of the people.
For in the meantime the people of Ohio harve adopted an amend
ment to thej constitution which gives the cities of-Ohio home-rule,
an,d they cahj.run, their own affairs. . ..
Ten years, ago there were millions of water in the bonds and
stock of that Street railway company. Now, however, the franchises
have expired and the water, has evaporated. None of that- water
will be recognized in any franchise granted by the people of Toledo;
and they are going to get three cent fares., t
Nothing has been done in Toledo, Ohio that can't bedone in
Chicago, Illinois, if. the people of Chicago have the same determina
tion that the peophvof Toledo have. N
The people of Chicago can well afford to wait awhile before
giving any more grants; and in the meantime they can get good
service, if they make up their-mind to..it. j
Old Housekeeper (to young,
newly-arrived servant) Andyqu
will remember, Mary, that if you
should ever have occasion to
speak to the Duke you must be
sure to say "Your Grace." Kindly
Duke (meeting the new servant
on-the stairs) Well, Mary, how
are you getting on? Mary Oh,
sir, for what" we are about to rer
ceive may the Lord .make us truly
fhankful. Amen.. Duke (looking
at her) Pleasant-faced 'young'
women, but rather weak in the
head, evidently.
Jimson bought a business
through an agent as a. thorough
going concern. Affer six months
he failed, but took his trouble
Very lightly. 'Meeting the agent
some time later he said : "Do you
remember selling me a business
as a going concern?" "Yes, of'
course I do," replied the agent.
"Well," said Jimson, "it's gone."

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