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'i "I am opposed to permitting the sale of the Automatic to the Bell; if
ltumeans adding that $6,300,000 to the capitalization of the Chicago Tele
phone Go., and making the people of Chicago pay interest on it."
"How aboutjorfelting the Automatic jto the City?" asked the Day
BoTc man. "
"All I know about that," replied the mayor, "is that lawyers tell me a
forfeiture wouldn't hold in court I don't know how that would he."
'I A "How about jitney buses?" asked The Day Book. "How soon will
Chicago have them?"
- - "It will take some time for the city to get into the jitney bus business,
because nothing can be done until the matter is submitted to the people and
approved by them."
-de"Is there any reason why individuals should not start jitney buses
oir"I know of nothing that would prevent it In fact, I have wondered
why somebody hasn't started long ago. The Marshall Field store has been
running jitney buses between the store and depot for years, and all they
have to do is to pay $25 a year. Years ago jitney buses were operated by
the -old Carette company, and at a profit The streets of Chicago .were
awful then, compared with the present, and the company made a profit
uAtil the city required it to put rubber tires on the wheels."
"I see no reason now why John Smith or anybody else shouldn't atart
running jitney buses, and don't know of any way the city could interfere
so "Isn g as tiie license of $25 a year was paid. Running a bus from Western
avenue to the loop along Madison street is no different than running one
between the Field store and the depot"
- "But the BIG ISSUE in this campaign," said Mayor Harrison, "is whether
Roger Sullivan and his gang are to have the city turned over to them.
There are big things ahead for Chicago. One of them is the subway.
I 'don't believe the people of Chicago are going to turn the city over to
Sullivan and his crowd. Even if he should be nominated, I don't believe
the people will elect him. They know Sullivan."
Anyhow, that's the big issue in the campaign this year. Roger
SuTEvan is really the man -who is after the nomination for mayor. If he
should win and I can's believe that then the people of Chicago ought to
know just what to expect."
jiJITNEY BUS COMING TO CHI.
iGhicago will have its first exten-sive-s"jitney"
bus line soon, accord
lo&io Montague Ferry, com'r of pub
lic service. But it will be In private
ffhe Harwood Barley Co. of Mar
ioaiplBdi, intends to put 50 cars into
sendee soon between the Midway and
Divarsey blvd., Ferry says.
WANTED TO BE CALLED BABY
- New York, Feb. 17. Harry B. Lit
wiitte wife likes to have other men
call her "baby," and her gambling
losses ran to $50 a week, Iitwin as
jwrta in. bill Jor dixoree. ,
ALL RIGHT! GET BUSY!
A minor amendment concerning
the removal of the Baltimore & Ohio
coachyard from part of the ground
needed for the proposed $50,000,000
union station has done away with
what is apparently the last obstacle
to the erection.
The ordinance brought tip yester
day gave the B. & O. a new yard. It
was approved by the local industries
It saddens Us to "read of 140 sur
geons being killed in battle, bat at
the same time we feel a bit safer in