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t-m-MT f7V--r-.r " Cll & " J!i t m IimN Class Matter Oetehsr II, Hit. at th Peat INDEPENDENT, IN ALL ThnQs), NEUTRAL IN NONE.' enured at teeme Class Matttr OsUfecr (I.IMt, at the Faet ormt at CMaaia, IIHfMte, under Aet ef Mara 3rd, Ityt rflse at CMeaie. HHneto, under Mt ef Marsh 3rd. 187 TWENTY-SECOND YEAH, NO. 5. CHICAGO, SATTJBDA, OCTOBER 29, 1910. rtuucSr! WHOLE NUMBER 1,098. i -v -' If ' 7 . J '.. w i. . iVMLj ii i TOO MANY HEADS Chicago Railways Company Is Suffering from Division of Authority, and Too Much Top, to Last. No Wonder the Road Is in Receiver, the Way a Being Run. Dirty Cars and Poor Service Seem to Be the Rule Now- a-days and the People Have to Suffer for It. Great Jealousy Said to Exist. Between the Grand Divisions Into Which the System Has Been Subdivided to Stir Things. An awful roar la going up about the way ttie City Rallwaya Company la treating the public. Dirty can, poor service and every traction crime la being charged up. The whole trouble la Mid to originate In the division of authority which now exists. The llnea of thla corporation are under the nun agement at present of three general superintendents one for the north; one for the northwest, and one for the southwest aide. Each runs his terri tory as If It were a separate corpora tion. The boya are told to go out and do the best they can. If the com pany la treated all right to the cubs with the others. AU practical railroad men regard this system as a laughing stock. There are too many chief sub ordinates. No wonder the road la In the hands of a receiver I No wonder the cara are overcrowded t No wonder the cara are dirty I No wonder acci dents are occurring all of the timet Some of the new cara are a alght to look at. One Would think that Joe Gannon had raised the tariff on soap and that American aoap was out of the market, to look at them. As for water, the cara are washed outside when It rains not otherwise, t-eople have been laboring under the Impres sion that the car lines were being consolidated. Foolish peoplel An often as the City Council passes an ordi nance consolidating the lines the Chi eago Rallwaya Company divides the work. The three grand divisions of the Chicago Rallwaya lines are as sep arate as Milwaukee and Cincinnati and much more dissimilar. There Is o unity of action, at all. A man !n one grand division Is discharged for one reason or other. Up comes his anion with a kick that men In the other grand divisions are promoted for doing the thing this fellow was discharged for. The spirit of Jealousy between the grand divisions Is said to run so high that cara are In great danger of being wrecked If they get la the way of a rival grand'a car. The city council will have to take this nutter up before long and Insist upon a central and responsible authority in the Chicago Rallwaya system upon whom to fasten responsibility. When the council takes such action and In sists upon Its authority being obeyed, the clouds will clear away and the Chicago Railways system again be come a street railway for the accom modation of the people. The Tribune says that following the return of W. W. Qurley, Henry A. Blair and Andrew Cooke from New York, all efforts now are being cen tered upon the cearlng up of the fin ancial Unties of the Chicago Rall waya company, In conjunction with the absorption of the consolidated company's lines. Incidentally! the three traction negotiators, who were In the eastern city for a week, would pave the way for a general merger of the two companies now controlling the surface lines, the Chicago City railway company and the Chicago Rallwaya company. Little Is said about the proposed merger, and It Is known only that the scheme is being kept in mind while the lawyers and bankers are arrang- Ing the affairs of the Chicago Rail waya company. The matter has been under discus sion In New York, and Mr. Blair Is known to be one of the leaders In the movement for consolidation of all the surface lines under one. company, just as he expects ultimately to consoli date all of the traction lines, whether on the surface or above or below it, Into one company. But the terms for such a consolidation have not been arranged yet, bo no definite statement can be mado. There la prospect, however, of an early settlement of all difficulties at tendant upon the financing of the Chi cago Railways company's extension of sway over the Consolidated properties. While It Is not known what attitude Judge Cutting will take, the proposi tion soon will be put up to him, to allow the executor of the estate of Charles T. Yerkos to turn over the four million and a halt dollars' worth of general mortgage bonds of 'the Consolidated Traction company tor Income bonds of the Chicago Railways company at 50 cents on the dollar. As Judge Orosscup has given his ap proval to the reorganisation plan and as every other Interest e'ther has come In, the members of the reor ganisation committee and Its attor neys are confident that Judge Cutting will authorise the transfer. Mayor Busse'a plan to remove the South Water Street Commission bouses to the West Side meets with the approval of everybody. If carried out It will be a great thing tor Chi cago. The notorious "forest preserve" steal will probably go through on the "little ballot" because ao many peo ple vote "yes" on every proposition. The "little ballot" will be a big ballot Nov. 8. Proof sheets received by the election commission show that nine propositions will be submitted to the voters, the order being aa follows: 1. Shall bonds for the purpose of constructing a city hall for the use of tho city of Chicago be Issued In the sum of 93,600,000 T 2. Proposed Issue of $3,000,000 of Cook county gold bonds for new hos pital buildings In connection with the county poorbouseT 3. Proposed Issue by the West Park board of bonds not exceeding 91,000, 000 for small parks and playgrounds. 4. Proposed constitutional amend ment for Initiative and referendum. 6. Shall the assembly enact a com prehensive and adequate state civil service law? 6. Shall the assembly enact a cor rupt practices act, limiting the amount a candidate and hla support ers may spend In seeking office, and provtdtng for an Itemized atatementT 7. Adoption of the act for the crea tion and preservation of forest pre serve districts, 8. Annexation of Edison Park. 0. Annexation of Morgan Park. Roy O. West, chairman ot the Re publican state" committee, who Is per snnallv managing the Illinois cam paign and aiding In the Cook county fights aeciarea mat tne aggressive campaign being waged by the Demo- J. Jrl . the Hands of It Is a crata had at last aroused the Repub lican votera all over the state. He declared that the waking up of the Democrats was having a good effect on Republican workers all over the atate, and particularly la Chicago. It la .the.. Rapubllcan-chalrman'a Idea that thla Increased Interest being manifested by Republicans will not only result In rolling up a big ma jority over the state but will save the Republican county ticket In Cook county. Mr. West believes that the Repub lican ticket wilt be elected by from 15,000 to 25,000. At least, thot Is what be says. The notion that the Republicans are throwing off their apathy out In vr,V..tf-'Jjt.tn t. !' i, (M'jff.ti? tii.i'tWx. the state was gathered by Chairman West from the prompt replies he has received from letters sent to workers In all sections of the state. About 4,700 letters were mailed to precinct workers, committeemen and other managers out In the state last Thurs day, In the mail yesterday, Mr. West found 1,800 replies. "We received answers from more than one-third of the men to whom we sent letters and received them within forty-eight' hours," said Mr. West. "That may not seem of any Importance to some people, but to me it is a good Indication that the Re publicans are shaking off thoir apathy everywhere nnd beginning to realise that It Is time to do some work themselves." It) is generally a safe proposition to vote against anybody that the Bar Association endorses for office. Out side of the Undertakers' Union, there is no organization, according to re corded local history; that carries with It n more oppressive burden. Firemen and policemen will never have their pay ralaed If the proposed "forest preserve" steal, on the little ballot goes through. The land sharks who are pushing this bare faced scheme will draw so much mon ey from the public treasury that fire men and poltccmea and other public servants will have a hard time hold ing their salaries at the present fig ure. Senator Cummins speech at Or chestra hall drew various opinions from the politicians, The Republicans said it strength ened their campaign, while the vlewa of the Democrat!' were expressed by County Chairman John McCarthy. "The address of Senator Cummins," he said, "was all that was needed to prove the contention we have made In our text-book that there Is no hope for the country In the Insurgent movement. His Indorsement of the standpat nominees of bis party In Il linois, Including aa It doea hla "vin dication' of Speaker Cannon, means but one thing. -It- means that oa whatever point the Republican office holders are divided they are united la FRANK A. VOQLIR Republican Candidate for Sheriff. what to them seem the principal one tho necessity of remaining In of flee." Government by so-called millionaire clubs must cease In Chicago It we are to have government by the people. 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Purely Literary Genius and the Only Former British officeholders and othera who have drifted Into Chicago during the past twenty years and se cured their naturalisation papers ns American cltlsens, since their appoint ment to Federal clerkships and exam inations, etc., in thu.clty. have rea son to rejoice. They will be no longer expected to act like other American cltlsena and take an Interest In American politics. American manhood is put under the ban and foregn "literary" ability given a political premium. This Joyful news to Tory officehold ers was communicated first la a Wash ington dispatch, stating that working politicians at the Capital and else where are greatly excited over a LONGER of a Foreign Brand the Main Guide to Victory Genuine Grown of Political Reward. "warning against activity In politics by federal officers and employes," Is sued by the civil service commission for the Information and guidance of government employes In the classified service. The order,. probably, the moat drast ic that has been Issued, has caused representatives of tho National League of Republican Clubs to go to President Taft for his Interpretation of the" limits that are to be placed upon the political activity of govern ment employes. It has been established at the White House that although "activity at tho polls on election day" Is prohibited, no clerk will prejudice his standing by casting his ballot. Clerks guilty of political activity aro to be brought under ban of the commission, service upon political committees is prohibited, and no gov ernment employe Is to be permitted to act as tho offlcor of a political club or preside as chairman at a political meotlng. They aro dented permission to edit newspapers In the Interest of political parties. Prominent Republican congressmen havo had their attention called to the wide aweeping provisions of the or der, but they have been unable to find any way to offset it. Thero are persistent rumors float ing about that it took money to get that scaly forest preserve act on the ballot. It Is said that the legislators were too smart to let the real estate sharks behind tho forest preserve schemers have all the pie for themselves. These rumors have become strong er than over since James A. Patten told of that Evanston Park deal. It Is alleged that some ot tho men behind the forest preserve schemo have attracted attention before. They have been In tho public eye to some extont slnco tho legislature ad journed. It the voters aro foolish enough to endorse tho forest preserve Job on tho little ballot, the schemers will have their hands on the public money all right. Mr. James A. Patten, the well known Board ot Trado man, told ot somo bribe-giving In a speech which he made on Sunday afternoon at a meeting in Evanston. Mr.' Pattern said: "I know of sovoral rich men who, wishing to seo Evanston beautiful, were anxious to havo the city pur chase land for a public park which was for the benefit ot the whole peo ple of the community. Before this could be done legally It was necessary to got a bill through the legislature At Springfield. The lawmakers refused to enact the necessary legislation for the Improvement Tho rich men Inter ested finally paid members ot the leg islature 92,600 to grant authority to Evanston and other cities to buy tho park for the people. There was a case where the rich men could hardly be held to blame. Later Evanston voted down the proposition, although I since then it has secured parks." Mr, Patten later was asked for further specifications regarding his FREE personal knowledge or "sandbagging" by legislators at Springfield. He said that the park proposition in which "several rich men" paid $2,600 to te cum an enabling act by which Evans ton could have purchased land for parka If votera had approved, under an attached referendum proposition, dated back fifteen years. "Some of those Interested," told Mr. Patten, "are dead and those that are not certainly would object to the dis closure of their names. I would not disclose them, although I am well ac quainted with the facts. None of thoso who favored the legislation had any Interest In it other than to open a way to tho improvement and beautl flcatlon ot Evanston." Although the bill, thanks to the $2, 600 required to Influence certain law makers, was passed, Evanston votera did not favor the Idea ot paying for and maintaining such parks as wero proposed, fearing the Increased taxation, so that It waa voted down at the time. Another experience to which Mr. Patten referred waa the near passage of what was known as the board ot trado bill in tho general assembly ot 1905. After passing the senate, it came over into the house and was up for passage on tho final night of tho session amid most exciting scenes. It failed ot passage by only four votes. "Can you recall the names ot some of those whoso votes could have been secured thus or who tried to open ne gotiations?" Mr. Patten waa asked. "Yes, I think so," replied Mr. Pat ten, "but thero would be no object In doing so nt this time. The statute of limitations has run. I mention the matter simply as another Illustration of my contention that bribery at Springfield is not at least1, never has been In any matter ot that nature and ot which I have heard a case ot tempting the lawmakers by rich men, but Is always an attempt to hold up persons of means who are asking for or opposing legislation. It Is well known that what are called 'fotchers' or 'sandbaggors' at Springfield are bills Introduced simply for tho pur pose of obtaining graft. "I was not In tho house chamber tho closing night ot tho session, wheu tho Spenkor ordored all lobbyists from tho lloor, but I had beon down thero several times with mombors of the Chicago board of trado. These visits woro followed by reports that I was thero with a large sum ot money to 'buy tho bill through,' where upon I bocarao disgusted, throw 'ip my bands, and came homo." Tho enrollment in tho public schools of Chicago for tho first month ot the school year of 1910 shows an Increase over tho first month ot 1909 of 3,809. The total enrollment for September, according to figures given out, was 266,553, as against 201,083 for Septem ber, 1909. The statement of attend anco for tho month shows that the conditions which last year allowed half-day sessions only for 10,000 pupils have Improved so that there are bat 2,082 pupils in half-day sessions this year, while thero are but sixty-one half-day divisions, as against 227 last year. The enrollment figures show that