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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 15, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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,of $15,000 !n cash for 500 railway
tickets from New York and Philadel
phia to Chicago.
The entry was made on the books
of the Lake Shore ticket agent's of
fice, stating that 500 tickets at $30
each, for transportation from New
York and Philadelphia were sold
June 14.
C Hartigan, Chicago passenger
agent for the Lake Shore road, is un
derstood to have personally attended
to the deal for the two street railway
presidents.. The points certain are
that Busby and Blair went to the
Lake Shore station, closelyy guarded,
shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday aft-
, ernoon and after they left there was
an entry for 500 New York and Phil
adelphia tickets in the ticket agent's
The arrangement made with the
operating department of the Lake
Shore road is that a limited train shall
arrive in Chicago Thursday morning
. with the 500 passengers.. From the
"- Chicago Surface Lines end of it there
is a report that these 500 men are
skilled motormen who have had
training in eastern cities.
A reporter for The Day BooE
-called-the Lake Shore offices and the
following conversation occurred with
a man who describea himself as
chief clerk for C. Hartigan, passen
ger agent.
'Who are you?" the clerk asked.
"Tell me who you are before I give
you any information."
"It's not who I am but who I rep
resent," the reporter answered.
"Well, who. do you represent?" the
clerk queried.
"Well, I guess you know who I rep
resent, but I do not like to say over
the phone. I want to make arrange
ments for a party of 300 from an
eastern point."
"Oh, pardon me," exclaimed the
clerk. "Won't you come to the of
fices. Mr. Hartigan will be able to
see you at any time today."
Up to this time Mr. Hartigan had
been "out" and it was not known
when he would return.
"Mr. Hartigan is very busy at pres
ent He is in and out of the offices
very much on account of the street
car strike," the clerk told the reporter
during the talk.
"If the street car companies have
their way this city will be overrun by
all the gunmen, thugs and cutthroats
In a radius of 500 miles. The city
council represents the interests of the
public. Now is the time to safeguard
the city against a criminal element
t being brought in here, not only to
break the strike of workingmen who
are struggling for a higher wage but
to make the streets of Chicago a dan
gerous place for women and chil
dren." This is the way Aid. Ray explained
his vote last night for the Kennedy
ordinance to stop importation of
strikebreakers. The measure passed
by 57 to 10. It says no motorman
can run an elevated railway car un-
. less he has had 21 days' training by a
competent instructor, nor run a sur
face car unless he has had 14 days'
Mayor Thompson from his chair
sat facing fierce denunciations of
corporation violence and challenge of
the action of Chief of Eolice Healey
in asking the finance committee yes
terday to give him $400,000 for 1,000
extra police, clubs, belts and 50,000
rounds of revolver cartridges.
"Pres. Busby of the surface lines
gets a salary of $65,000 a year while
many car men I know get only $7 a
week," said Aid. Mulac. "If we adopt
this ordinance we put the city coun
cil on record in favor of -the. car men
and against the men who have piled
million dollars profits for themselves
in the street car business. They want

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