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Chicago eagle. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1889-19??, November 05, 1910, Image 1

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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:
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
The time has arrived when the sin
gle tax advocates are (facetting their
Democratic Candidate for County Treasurer.
summer homes In the parks to got
nearer the stove. 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,
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
Tho roar that is going up over tho
division of authority in the Chicago
Railways System, shows no sign of
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
Vote for Thomas J, Webb for mem
ber of the Board of Review.
Vote for Frank A. Vogler for Sher
O'Connell will mako a good County
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
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
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
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