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fflaa at IMaaia. HHaala. asr Aet af Mareft 3ri,lS7t INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' Crteretf aa gissi Class Mattar Oatakar ll, IMt. at Ma Feet Office at CMeafe, IIMNeta, antfar Aat af Marak 3re, It7t ' TWBN TY-SECOJUD Y EAB, NO. 0. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBBK 5, 1010. ""&"" WHOLE NUMBElt 1,000. th v. BUSSE ENDS The Mayor Puts a Stop to the Grab bing of Streets by the Western Indiana Railroad. Over Ten Miles of Streets and Alleys Occupied y This Corporation Without Con sent of the City. The City Will Now Go After the Concern for Compensa tion and Will Make It Vacate All Land It Trespasses On. Business Transacted by the City Council at Its Last Regular Meeting In cluded a Report from .the Merriam Commission on Lighting. Mayor Busse la not going to follow tha example aet by aama.of hla pred acaasora and ' let railroad companies occupy city atreeta without even ask ing permission. For aomo time, under hla direction, a careful Investigation haa been go ing on into the rights of certain rail roads' upon public streets which they have been occupying. On Monday night, a report on tho subject affecting the Western Indiana was submitted to the City Council. The following, taken from the re port submitted, showa a list of tho principal streets and alleys occupied by the company's iracks without au thority from the City Council: Feet. All of Cuatom House place, from 12th to 14th street 1,259 Alley between Polk and Taylor, Custom House and Plymouth place , 800 Dearborn atreet, from 14th to 16th 715 Drove atreet, between 16th and 21st 2,243 Elevated switch track across al ley near 23d atreet 375 Alleys between 23d place and 29th street 3,570 Canal atreet, between 49th and 63d streets 2,590 Butlqr street, from 51st toSth streets 2,596 Wallace street, from 65th to 60th, east halt i 3,302 82d atreet, from Wallace east.. 700 82d place, east of right of way. . 700 45th court, from 28th to Slat. . . .1,265 41st atreet, between Stewart avenue and Butler atreet 250 80th atreet, awltch track across .... 81st atreet, between Wallace and Parnell 300 83d atreet, between Wallace and , Vlncennea road 500 87th street, switch track across .... Ohio street, switch track 28th street, from 46th to 46th avenues 529 30th atreet, from 45th to 46th ave nuea , 529 31st street, 45th to 46th avenues 529 There are dosens of other smaller stretches of streets and alleys also enumerated in the report, the total making something like ten miles of streets and alleys occupied either wholly or in part and In most In stances the company was not satisfied with occupying half 'the street, but took up the whole of it. The Council also transacted the fol lowing business: Passed a resolution from Alderman Cullarton denouncing the State Tax Commission aa neglectful of Its duties and appointed a committee to confer with the commission. Received the preliminary report of the Merriam Commission on the Bu reau of Electricity, Read a pamphlet petition from the polio of Chicago asking for an in crease la salary . Passed vi ordinance defining Glass 4 of theaters and allowing than to use two aeta of non-combustible scenery. Referred to tha Qpamltya ea Local! Transportation a' letter from. William Peas Nlion setting forth kis pus to bujl a subway under tha auspices of the Chicago Subway ft Arcade Com pany. Made a special order for Nov. 14 of the building ordinance,' under the term of which the entire building code of the city Is to be revised. Passed an ordinance requlrlngrall road companies to keep milk at a temperature of 55 degrees in transit. Passed a resolution by Alderman Foell diverting 22 per cent of the wheel tax of certain wards to pay the deficit In other wards that have ex hausted their allowance. Adjourned until Nov. 14. City officials are Jubilant over the fact that the finances of the city of Chicago will be augmented $250,000 ,to $300,000 a year as a result of the Supreme Court decision upholding the legality of the sub-sidewalk ordlnanco. Compensation ranging from $10 to 10 cents a square foot will be collected under tho ordinance from merchants using the space under sidewalks for mercantile business, storage or auy other private purposes. Incidentally thla will mean that tho city's sidewalk Inspectors, the "soft ness" of whose Jobs haa been pro verbial, will at last have real work to do. It will be their duty to enforce the ordinance under the direction of the bureau of compensation at the city hall and the city council's com pensation committee. The movement for collection of rentals by the city for use of sub sidewalk space by merchants and others was begun In 1003, when Mayor Carter H. Harrison recommended tho passage of an ordinance on the bud Ject. Alderman Bernard W. Snow pressed the measure to passage. It was defeated in the courts, however. Under Mayor Edward F. Dunne's administration, a new ordinance, which eliminated the weak points of the first one, was adopted. Then the merchanta of the downtown district took tho matter Into court on tho claim that the property owners, not the city of the public, own the sub sidewalk space in the streets. It the city presses a claim for tho arrears about $2,000,000 about one halt the cost price of the new city ball will be brought into the 'city treasury from thla source in the near future. The city's representatives, In cluding Assistant Corporation Coun sel W. D. Barge, who had charge of the city's case, are not sure, however, Just how far the court decision goes In regard to arrears and other phases of the controversy, Vote for William L. County Treasurer, O'Connell for The creation of a new branch of the Judiciary In Cook County is ad vocated by Richard B. Burke, Demo cratic nominee for Judge ot the Su perior Court Mr. Burke believes that a criminal beach should be' .created, doing away with the present system of Superior and Circuit Court Judges, taking turna presiding over the courts on tha North Bide. "In recant years, there has been such coaplaiat that honest mea, un able to give bonds, have been forced IT to lie In Jail a considerable length 1 1 time because they could not get trial In the criminal bench," aald Mr. Burke. "This condition needs to bo remedied and could be remedied by legislative provision,, for additional Judges to have exclusive criminal Jur- Isdlctlon. This legislation V will use my efforts to secure." Vote for Frank A. Vogler for Sher iff. Why not turn tha city government and the park systems over to the City Club? It would aave money for the ,tax-payera and do away with.all the ridiculous excitement attending elec tions. The City Qb ,( composed of good men who are wining to devote their time and money to the science of government without compensation. Before the sites of the small parks and playgrounds dependent upon the $1,000,000 bond Issues asked by the west park commissioners are finally determined upon public hearings will bo held. This announcement was made yes terday ns the result of activity on the part of tho City Club's committee on parks, playgrounds, and baths, which has been In communication with tho board and Its attorney, Charles B. Pavllcek. The City Club committee held that a "lack of any careful procedure or well considered report" had been shown by the park commissioners n the selection of the sites temporarily chosen. Vote for O'Connell for Treasurer. "All Interest on public funds In the custody of the County Treasurer right fully belongs to the public," said Wil liam L. O'Connell, Democratic candi date for County Treasurer. "Tho Republican candldato has promised to return Interest on funds, but ho does not pledge himself to pay all Interest. If the Republicans were sincere, they would havo enacted a law making this obligatory. This I plcdgo myself to work for, and pend ing the enactment of such a law I will, If olected, return every cent of Interest I receive on public funds." Vote for Brundage Judge. for Superior When will Chicago ceaso to be pro vincial? Every time a grand Jury is drawn, tho dally papers point with prldo to the fact that some packer, banker or department store proprie tor Is a prominent member of ,tt. Grand Juries are supposed to bo drawn from "the body of the people," but In Chicago, the Jury commission ap pears to work overtime In selecting box holders at the opera for the Job. 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The annual cam paign for the levying ot taxes on land alone and letting everything else escape, has commenced. The price of long forks, designed principally for the easy lancing of red-hots, at free lunch counters, haa advanced. The theories of government, now la vogue In New Zealand and Greenland, are again arousing the enthusiasm of the bomb-throwing community. Vote for Vogler for sheriff, HELPS THE CITY Moving the Commission Houses to West Side a Big Boom for That Large Division of Chicago. While It Will Greatly Improve Down Town Streets by Removing the Grocery, Market and Express Wagons. Bad Street Car Conditions Are Attracting Attention from Everybody Just Now and Reform Is Necessary in the Opinion of Citizens. The Three Grand Division System Into Which the Chicago Railways Com pany Has Divided Itself Is Causing Much Complaint All Over. The whole city will be benefited by the removal of the South Water atreet commission houaes to West Randolph street and the west side will get a boom that will help all around. On Monday night, the council took a step looking to the removal of th food commission houses from South Wator street to West Randolph street. Aid. Brennan had passed an order upon the board of local Improvements to take Immediate steps for the wide ning of Randolph street between San gamon street and Union park, to con form with the width of the atreet east of Sangamon, and aa soon as this Is accomplished there will be Introduced In the council an ordinance prohibit ing the cluttering up ot the sidewalks of South Water street and officially I creating Randolph aa tha market. I Thla will give a new thoroughfare in the down town district, which, the city officials declare, la much needed. Since January l, 1910, 106 peraons have been killed by the atreet cars In Chicago. Tho roar that is going up over tho division of authority in the Chicago Railways System, shows no sign of abating. Tho people demand one central management for the whole thing. Mayor Busse made his regular an nual fall .Inspection of the traction lines Tuesday. He said: "Much remains to be done In tho rehabilitation of tho street car lines; the dangorous grade crossings of tho elevated must be abolished in Oak Park and several other Improvements aro necessary, but work is going on on all sides and tho Immense Im provement which has been mado In all parts of tho city In recent years Is assuranco that It will bo completed in a comparatively short time." As County Treasurer, O'Connell will turn all of tho Interest on the public funds over to the people. Edward J, good Judge. Brundage will make He Is a Just man. O'Connell will mako a good County Treasurer, Vote for Thomas J, Webb for mem ber of the Board of Review. Vote for Frank A. Vogler for Sher iff. O'Connell will mako a good County Treasurer. Vote for Thomas Superior Judge. Taylor, Jr., for Vote for Dover for Superior Judge. Voto for Clark for Superior Judgo. Voto for Cutting for Probate Judgo. William L. O'Connell has made a good clean fight for the office of County Treasurer, and his chances for success are excellent, . Charles Boeschensteln, chairman ot tho Democratic State Central Com mittee, and Roy O. West, chairman of the Republican State Central Com mittee, almost exchanged felicitations the other day. It was not upon tho state of politics In Illinois, but upon the subject of birthdays. Mr. Boeschensteln and Mr. West. aa far apart as they are In politics, are right together in the matter of ages, They were born upon the same day of the month ot the same year October 27, 1868. Each waa forty two years old. Mr, West from the Re publican headquarters in the Grand Pacific hotel, called up Mr. Boeschen steln at Democratlo headquarters in the Hotel La Salle, for the purpose of exchanging congratulations, but he found Mr. Boeschensteln bad gone to Edwardsvllle to spend the day with his family. "I Juat wished to tell him I bop wo lick him in November," Mr. West Bald to Isaac B. Craig, who answered the telephone. '1 am sure he would like me to re turn the compliment," said Mr. Craig. Vote for Hebel for Assessor, Voto for Burke for Superior Judge. Vote for Judge. McDonald for Superior Voto for Brown Circuit Court. for Judge of tho Peter BarUen, candidate for Presi dent of the Board of County Commis sioners, declared that If tho Demo cratic candidates were olected the abuses at Dunning and the County Hospital would bo stopped. Mcmbors of tho fraternal order, tho National Union, havo taken off their coats and havo gone to work in ear nest In tho interests of William L. O'Connell, Democratic candidate for county treasurer on the Harmony ticket. A William L. O'Connell noostur Club has been formed and ev ery member or tho club Is actively engaged In furthering tho candidacy and the campaign of Mr. O'Connell. letters havo been written to every member of tho National Union In Cook County calling attention to tho record made by Mr. O'Connell whtlo commis sioner of public workB under Mayor Dunne, and asking for votes at tho coming election. John Harper Is chairman of tho Booster Club's cam paign committee. Tho pickpockets union Is reaping a harvest on tho traction lines. Tho fact that tho order prohibiting porsons from standing on tho back platform of cars, la Ignored, helps tho thieves very much. Frank A. Vogler Is an honest man and will mako an honest sheriff. Oscar Hebel has made a good hon est record as Assessor. Ho deserves re-election, A voto for O'Connell Is a vote for a good man. "By his administration ot tho Chi cago Law Department, Edward J. Brundage has made an unequaled rec ord for the number of cases disposed of, advantageous settlements and Judg ments favorable to the city's Inter ests. The work of the City Law De partment has been systematized and extended by him to adequately meet the requirements ot the city govern ment. Municipal progress and the growth of the city during the past tour years created conditions which havo necessitated most Important work by its corporation counsel. Tho I manner In which he haa carried on Vitr JiHnW"' -'' ' -v""'