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j ass'n in Lake View, made the follow
"Cars on the east and west lines
are held back and service is purpose
ly made poor, so people will travel
through the loop. Besides, the out
side lines are getting all the old cars,
discarded by the loop lines. Why
can't we operate our own lines? Why
pay New York traction men big prof
its to do so for us?
! "The tractfon lines have us by the
s throats now. Why give them anoth-
er hold on us? Let's go slow about
i granting another franchise." "
i The answer of Walter Fisher to all
i questioners was to ask them where
they stood on home rule. He con
tended that the measure introduced
was nothing but" a home rule bill de
signed to let the city do what it
pleased with the traction companies.
He complained that every- one who
came before the committee wanted
"But what have you done toward
getting it? You knew ten years ago
that we had to amend the state con
stitution to operate our own street
railways. Did any of you Btart move
ment for a constitutional assembly
for the purpose of correcting such
"But every time we bring in sfime
plan you pop in and knock it with
the continual cry that you want pub
lic ownership. So do I want public
ownership and I think it would be a
good thing for Chicago."
CONSCRIPT BIG INCOMES TO
PAY THE BIG WAR BILLS
Washington, March 22. Adminis
tration has under consideration a
plan for a new revenue act which
would conscript all personal incomes
in excess of $100,000 and put war
taxes ranging from 5 to 50 per cent
on incomes between $5,000 and
$100,000 a year.
Under this plan, profits of corpora
tions in excess of 6 or 8 per cent
would be conscripted.
Estimated this taxation would pro-,
duce from $2,000,000,000 to $3,000,
000,000 a year for government.
Purpose of such law is to have
wealth bear its share of war burden '
along with labor.
GERMANS LOOT THE AMERICAN .
RELIEF SUPPLY HOUSES, ,
With French Armies Advancing m
From Moyon to Chauny and Tero
nier, March 22. Retreating German
troops sacked even supply houses of .
American relief commission to leave
French civilian inhabitants utterly
without food. They took every ves
tige of every metal in French villages
and their policy of insensate destruc
tion marked practically every house
in territory which they evacuated.
But if Germans hoped by utter de- '
vastation to stem tide of French ad
vance against them they were dls"
appointed. French advance has been
so rapid that in'triany cases they have
arrived a"t towns and villages hours
before Germans had planned to
London. German retreat on west
ern front was coming to standstill
today as French and British troops
reached points near "Hindenburg
line." Meanwhile dispatches from
front indicated tremendous scope of
forward movement of allied armies.
The rapid $nd close pursuit of the
Germans by Gen. Neville's forces ad
vancing over a devastated country is
surprising to even officials.
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A. F. OF L. PROTESTS
Washington, March 22. Declar
ing court had gone out of its way tq.
express reactionary assertion or its
opinion, Pres. Gompers and Setfy
Morrison of -the American Fed. of f)
Labor have presented Att'y .Gen.
i Gregory with a protest against the
i declaration of the supreme court in
the Adamson law decision that the
right of railroad employes to strike is
limited by public interest.
Dance hall license issued for 2700
S. State, site of Beaux Arts club.