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T'mjrj!$r' TrT "fc"?fi,'"w "'jPViS"'1" "T?"" p . . (sw ri THIE CHICAGO EAGLE. - x r A ' 4 - ' M A vl BAD CAR SERVICE The Chicago Railways Company Is Either Badly Managed or It Is Culpably and Wilfully Inefficient. The Chicago Railways Company Is giving the public the worst possible traction service. City Traction Ex pert Buckley has made formal com plaint of the awful service given the public by this concern. In his report he summarizes con dltlons on some of the lines as fol lows: Clark Street Line Through route cars only; north and south bound cars crowded far beyond capacity between 10: CO a. m. and 3:02 p. m. North Avenue 10:39 n. m. to 10:50, cars with a capacity to carry forty carrying from forty-three to sixty pas sengers. Madison Street Loaded far beyond capacity when many moro cars could bo run. Ventilation poor; cars well heated. Kedzlo Avenue Through route No. 17, cars operating twelve minutes apart and crowded. Hoisted Street Fifty-eight to nine ty passengers 10:30 to 11:54 n. m. Not enough cars at other times. Milwaukee Avonuo Line Over crowding because not enough cars aro run. Chicago Avonuo Line Porty-flvo to slxty-flvo passengers clinging to straps or herdod on platforms In cars, besldo forty In seats, 0:25 to 11 a. m. and 7:30 to 10:30 p. m. , Lake Street Line Long intervals between cars; eighty-Hvo to 110 pas scngers crowded Into them in middle forenoon, mldaftcrnoon and evening. Conditions bad at all hours. Grand Avenue Lino Forty passen gers seated; forty-five to sixty stand ing, some holding to straps, 0:30 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Twelfth Street Line Long Inter vals between cars; fifty to sixty pas sengers standing besides those in seats, at all hours of forenoon, aft ernoon and evening. Evanston Avenue Lino Schedulo disregarded and cars run Infrequent ly; from forty to fifty passengers standing at hours before and after the morning and evening rush, Wells-Shefflold Lino Cars run at Infrequent intervals; from forty-five to seventy persons standing at hours between tho so-called rush periods. "My complaints against the com panies apply to tho service outside of the rush hours," said Expert Duck ley. "Everyone knows that the con dltlons during the rush hours aro appalling, but during those hours, the companies are , probably running all tho cars they can. "It is a shameful breach of faith with the public, however, when tho companies botween the rush hours leave cars standing in tho barns be cause they aro too mean to hlro mo tormen and conductors to run them, and subject tho public to long waits and excessive overcrowding at hours of tho day and night when no pas senger need bo a straphanger, and when all could bo accommodated with seats." Alderman Bellfuss, who Is held re sponsible for tho City Forester law, cannot bo retired until tho spring of 1014, as his term does not expire until then. Tho people camo very near getting him last tlmo. They are after him good and hard now. That awful Joko, officially speaking, tho City Forester, Is at it again. Tho City Forester never does anythhfg in summer. Winter is his time for mak ing a splurge. Tho City Forester was created by the Bellfuss ordinance which prohibited property owners from trimming, spraying or otherwise caring for trees planted by them selves in front of their own property. The City Forester is supposed to do all this, at a cost to the property own er of $2 per tree. The City Forester Is never heard from In summer. Hence Chicago trees aro dying off by thousands, excopt on' boulevards where the money of tho taxpayers Is expended for tho very rich, by park boards. Winter being here and no trees In leaf, tho City Forester has crawled out from under tho pay roll long enough to sound his usual winter warning through tho fad loving dally press. The tussock moth is hero, the high salaried fellow declares. The tussock moth evidently doesnl fear tho snow or tho cold. That Is why the City Forester calls attention to It In winter. The yawp published in tho dallies Is Interesting to tho stu dent of fad conology, such as tho City Forester turns out. Tussock moths aro a danger to "human comfort," and to tree lite, ac cording to tho City Forester. "During July and August," the re port says, "the tussock moth was In its larva stago and doing an unlim ited amount of damage In various parts of the city. This Insect seems to bo increasing rapidly in Chicago and greater efforts must bo put forth to check Its ravages. It Is becoming a serious menace to human comfort as well as tree lire. Two sprayers woro kept In operation during tho months Indicated to check the spread of tho damage." If tho City Forester does any work, wo have never met any one who over saw any one who ever saw nlm do It, nnd yet he says It was impos sible to do all the work requested of his office by the public on account of tho small appropriation $7,100. A total of 14,813 trees were trim med and 400 trees were planted, the cost of the latter being 25 cents per tree, during tho year. "A general survey was made of tho threo conditions in twelvo wards," the report continues. "When this sur vey Is completed wo will have plans Indicating tho number and varieties of trees now growing In the streots of the city, the number of trees that should bo planted in each street to make tho planting complete, the va riety of tree best suited to each local ity, tho character of tho soil In the parkways, tho kind of pavement along tho street nnd tho character of homes." The only way out of this labyrinth of falsehood and protenso Is to let tho property owners attend to their own trees and Chicago will onco more have trees on her residence streets. Tho City Forester fad Is played out. Besides It Is too mucin of a task on any man's imagination to force him to work up a report of what tho fores try department does for 97,000 a year. Such a strain on tho Intellect as well as the conscience of tiny man Is worth moro monoy. Professional Card's Goodrich, Vincent & Bradley Lawyers The) Rookery, Chicago AdameA. aoodrlch '"- William A. Vinemt Ralph R. Bradley Wabash 489 da Hamilton Lewis ATTORNEY COUNSELLOR PROPEMIONAL CARDS. sRnClvMi IvRIWMI VMIH Mi William D. Munhall ATTORNEY AT LAW 1616 Ashland Block Clark end Randolph Sti. CHICAGO Telephone Randolph 9338 Qeyton B. Craft On. M. StavtM ROSS C. HALL LAWYER 1802 Aahlaael Block CHICAGO Telephone Central MS TCUCPHONK RANDOLPH 119 IRWIN It. HAZEIM Attorney at Law OS Title and Truat BuUalng CHICAGO FlUtitM.Uwt LmyrtttW Paeae Ceatral ISIS Lowes & Richards Attorneys at Law 127 N. Dearbora St CHICAGO Telephone Randolph 2927 Benj.F.Richolson ATTORNEY AT LAW First National Bank Building, Chicago RANDOLPH 4034 Anaon H. Brown Attorney et Law Room 404 9 South La Salle St. Chicago Crafts & Stevens Attorneys and Ctunselors at Law Rooms 917, 810 and 010 TOOK EXCHANGE BLDO. Telephone Main 1671 Telephone Central MS. L. D. Condee ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR AT LAW 35 North Dearborn St. Spencer Ward LAWYER Rector Building Clark and Monro Streets CHICAGO Tel Central 41SI Prank II. Novak Charlci W. Novak NOVAK & NOVAK Attorneys st Law Suite 408, 69 W. Washington St. Phone Central Ilia IN W.ltfth St. WMtPoHeui Phone W. P. 89 CHICAGO Christopher L. Flood XATTINEY AT LAW II2N. USelleSt. Salte45 CHICAGO TtkthoiHi Male 2079, Automatic 22SII NffiEtwirlJikMlm ATTORNEY AT-LAW G. E. (fflUIBHANK Attorney at Uw MIS, t2LlSftlltSHMt iillstAstfl tilimoii tare nam X UGTOR BUIUMNQ OMCAOO Telephone Central ! Asa G. Adams LAWYER 76 West Monroe Street CHICAGO S. C. HERREN attoimy.at.uw tad near, Atalaad Sleek CHICAGO CKrfniALSSU The people demand a referendum vote on the question of telephone rates. Congressman Lyndon Evans would make a worthy Federal judge. Give us a referendum on phono rates. The telephone trust wants to add to the high cost of living. It wants all phones In Chicago placed on the nlckel-ln-advance basis and It has the gall to ask the Alder men to sanction this robbing. Under the proposed scheme, even time a housewife ordered a pound of butter by telephone she would hare to deposit a nickel before telephon ing. But the telephone trust must have victims, otherwise It could not con tlnuo to pay eight per cent per annum In dividends to Its stockholders. The people of Chicago are looked upon by the trust as easy marks. The city BhouTd take possession of tho Chicago Railways lines and giro the public good service. Bets aro offered that thcro will be more scandal over this last tele phone "settlement" than over tho midnight sell out six years ago. Reduce the high salaries and no J mil law will bo necessary. I ? --a aaaaaejasjSjBS kjBjMr aseaseaRY ' tsHsHf , asavwfsmi - "'''-viM? f. . . fsTsTsTsTsfsTamBBTflF & 4 ' fsfsTsvIK:' 4 "'v ' ! '"aaBRaaAa. .rrrrrrrw TlssssssssssssssssssP aasssSVa. ssb ' ' 'iRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRaBRRRRRRRRm-. - iHaRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRaRVRRRRRRRRRRRRRkL ' Jt llRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRajRRRRRRRRRRRRRRaiVw KsRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRORRRRRRRRRRRRRK-2. MPllkBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR'i MUNICIPAL NEWS 1 ' Some Items of Interest From the Public Offices About Occur rences of the Week. What tho City Council did Monday: Received report of City Clerk on "batting averages" of aldermen at commlttco meeting's In tho Inst year. Approved a bill prepared by the mayor's commission on unemploy ment amending tho state law on free employment agencies. Adopted resolutions offering tho services of tho health and engineer ing departments to cities devastated by tho floods. Approved non-partisan municipal election bill nnd ordered It sent to the legislature. Instructed corporation counsel to enforce ordinance requiring Chicago City Railway Company and Calumet and South Chicago Railway Company to exchange transfers. Re-referred to local transportation committee an ordinance creating a parking plnco for automobiles under the elevated terminal on Mar ket street. Set next council meeting for April 14. Tho Mayor announced tho appoint ment of Dr. John D. McGregor as city physician, to succeed Dr. Gcorgo J. Spencer, resigned. Mayor Harrison transmitted to tho council n bill making picking pockets a penitentiary offense. The bill was accepted by the council without ref erence to a commlttco nnd was sent to tho legislature with the request that It pass. Tho Mayor pointed out that pickpockets arc the mcaucHt sort of thieves nnd the hardest to convict. Alderman Irwin K. linzen Intro duced and had passed ft resolution offering to the cities affected by re cent floods the services of tho engi neers, physlclnus and experts In tho dtp's Health Department and Engf nccrlng Bureau. Another resolution naked the uppolutment of a commlt tco to find relief for nineteen house holders who lost nil they possessed in tho Hoods which ran thtotigh Cragin and across tho Northwest Side of tho city. Tho streets belong to tho pcoplo. So do tho street cars. Tho public demands better service from tho Chi cago Railways Company. The telephono crime Is to bo put over in n rush. No moro tree planting In Chicago without paying n feo to tho City Forester for tho privilege. What Is the rcaTcatiBo of tho neg lect of tho Railways Company? Webster College of Law National Life Building, 29 South La Salle St. ALBERT H. PUTNEY, Ph. D., LL. D., Dean. Large faculty of leading judges and lawyers. Degree ef LL. B. in three year. Evening Sessions Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Text-book, case and lecture system. Post-graduate and the legal courses. Special preparatory course for the bar examination without extra tuition fee. This College main tains the Standards of the University Law Schools. Call or send for Catalog. JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS, President. HENRY D. CAPITAIN, Reelected Alderman Twenty-fifth Ward. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Reeldencal IMI Belmont Avenue Phone Qracetand IIOJ JOSEPH A. WEBER LAWYER Suite 1214 Ashland Block CHICAOO Telephones Central 774 Automatic 4-16 1 Stillman B. Jamieson Attorney at Law ASHLAND BLOCK TekbuCtrllft7 PROFESSIONAL CARRS. Telephone. &&, Fowler & McDonnell LAWYERS 1444 First Natitsal Bask BMg. CHICAGO Prank L. Fowler Francis A, McDonnell T.,.K- (Main 1913 Telephone J Aut0matlG JJ-0J7 Morton T. Culver Attorney at Uw aaeaaaaaBBaaaMaaBBaaBaBS 839-831 Stock Exchange Building CHICAGO Residence, Olencoe, 111. GEORGE M. TOBEY Superintendent A. A. BARNES Ass't Superintendent Illinois Free Employment Office 782 WABASH AVENUE Phones Harrison Chicago Telephones: Main 901 Automatic 36619 Illinois Free Employment Offices WEST SIDE OFFICE 560-562 West Randolph Street CHICAGO JACOB H. MARKS, Superintendent ARTHUR W. FULTON Lawyer IK3 ASHLAND BLOCK Resleenoe 3343 Monroe Street CHICASO Toleetiene: Office, Central 43S8 Residence, Kef lie 64S0 E. RAYMOND WILLIAMS LAWYER Plret National Bank. BulMIng numONE RANMLM M0 Geo. M. Weicholt ATTORNBY AT Lr AW Suite 506 AihlMi Block CllsCAOO Phono Franklin 3310 Auto. 1144 ANDREW DONOVAN Attorney and Counsellor at Law 184 Wast Randolph Street Metropolitan Block, Chicago La Salle and Randolph Streets A. A. Wortley Attorney and Counsellor at Law Suite 1010 X No. 17S West Washington Stree CHICAGO Teleph a ST2S MeJa Main 4498 GBRAQHTY & CO. Badges ana Buttons, Muslin and Oilcloth Signs 153 North Lm Salle Street, , Ghlcsgfo, III. First-Class Garage 2630 Wabash Avenue M. M CONNERY. Proprietor Best Equipped Garage in Chicago. Electric Trucks Charged. Automobile Truck Storage and Gar age Space for Rent. The Factory is the Place to Buy FURS OP Every Description Fur Repairing and Remodeling at Most Reasonable Prices GEORGE W. PAULLIN Fourth Floor Stewart Bldrf. Fourth Floor N. W. Corner State and Washlarftoa SU H'ii H"i jy '-? fit jyVS -'i-y vw.fsvM '