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THE CHICAGO EAOL.EI,
BAD CM SERVICE
,
The Chicago Railways Company Is Either
Badly Managed or It Is Culpably
1 and Wilfully Inefficient.
Mayor Harrison voiced the senti
ment of the people of Chicago on the
awful street car service
In his annual message to the city
council the mayor denounced condi
tions as "uncomfortable, Insanitary,
and Immoral."
He charged that the city's over
crowded cars are "an offense against
decency, a danger to health, and an
affront to the Intelligence of good cit
izenship." '
"This Indlctmont," ho said, "lies
against both surface and elevated
linos. The almost staggering total of
tho city's share of the net receipts of
the surface lines for 1912 $2,529,033
considered In connection with tho con
ditions which thousands of patrons
aro dally forced to endure, affords con
vincing proof that health, comfort,
and ovon decency Itself are sacrificed
to tho insatiable rapacity of the cash
drawor.
"There should bo some recognition
of tho rights of tho public, thero
should bo' a little common sense, a
touch of generosity and a bit of hu
man feeling, If you will, on tho part
of tho corporation managers."
Speaking of homo rulo In utilities
Mayor Harrison said In his messago:
"It seems strango that in this day
question should bo raised In any quar
ter of tho right of this great city to
demand tho exclusive Jurisdiction over
Its local affairs. Tho public utilities
of Chicago llvo by vlrtuo of tho power
given them by tho city; from tho
vigor, tho energy, tho prosperity, tho
activity of our peoplo thoy draw their
very Ufa's blood, Tho city deals fairly
with them. If It failed to do so tho
courts would compel fair treatment.
"We maintain that tho citizens of
this community who day by day, year
In and year out, ore brought Into In
tlmat'e contact with local public utility
corporations are better able to Judgo
of tho needs of the community and
what It has within reason tho right
to expect and require than any outside
agency."
The Chicago Railways Company Is
giving the public tho worst possible
traction eervlce. City Traction Ex
pert Buckley has mado formal com
plaint of the awful service given tho
public by this concern.
In his report ho summarizes con
ditions on somo of tho lines as fol'
lows:
Clark Street Line Through route
cars only; north and south bound cars
crowded far beyond capacity betweon
10:50 a. m. and 3:02 p. m.
North Avenue 10:39 a. m. to 10:50,
cars with a capacity to carry forty
carrying from forty-threo to sixty pas
sengers. Madison Street Loaded far beyond
capacity when many moro cars could
bo run. Ventilation poor; cars woll
heated.
Kcdzlo Avenue Through routo No.
17, cnrsa operating twclvo minutes
apart and crowded. '
Halstod Street Fifty-eight to nlno
ty passengers 10:30 to 11:54 a. m.
Not enough cars at other tlmos.
Mllwaukeo Avenuo Lino Over
crowding becauso not enough cars
aro run.
Chicago Avenuo Lino- -Forty-flvo to
alxty-flvo passcngors clinging to
straps or herded on platforms In cars,
beside forty In seats, 9:25 to 11 a. m.
and 7:80 to 10:30 p. m.
Lake Streot Line Long Intervals
between cars; eighty-five to 110 pas
sengers crowded Into them in middle
forenoon, mtdafternoon and ovenlng.
Conditions bad at all hours.
Grand Avenuo Line Forty passen
gers seated; forty-flvo to sixty stand
ing, some holding to straps, 9:30 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 Avenuo Lino Schcdulo
disregarded and cars run Infrequent
ly; from forty to fifty passengers
standing at hours beforo and after tho
morning and evening rush.
Wells-Sheffield Lino CnrB run at
Infrequent Intervals; from forty-flvo
to soveuty persons standing at hours
between tho so-called rush periods.
"My complaints against tho com
panies apply to tho sorvlco outside
of tho rush hours," said Export Duck
ley. "Evoryono knows that tho con
ditions during tho rush hours aro
appalling, but during thoso hours, tho
companies aro probably running all
tho cars thoy can.
"It is a shameful breach of faith
with tho public, howover, when tho
companlos between tho rush' hours
lcavo cars standing in tho barns be
causo thoy aro too mean to hlro mo
tormen and conductors to run them,
and subject tho public to long waits
and nxccsslvo overcrowding at hours
of the day and night when no pas
songor ncod bo a straphanger, and
whon all could b accommodated with
seats."
Judge Edward Osgood Drown has by
his grand record on the Appellate
bench won tho confidence and highest
esteem of tho people of Chicago.
Alderman Henry Utpatol Is being1
talked of by many as the probable
Progressive nominee for Sheriff.
Albert H. Putney has earned a high
place In tho estimation of the people
by his clean and able record as a
lawyer. He would make a fine Judgo.
John E. Maloney has made a grand
record as County Commissioner. He
Is a business man of ability and force
and Is alive at all times to the peo
ple's Interests. A better man could
not be on the County Board.
George McHale, popular Twenty
fourth ward Democratic leader, will bo
nominated and elected County Com
missioner In 1914.
Walter E. Schmidt's friends are
dally boosting him for County Treasurer.
Brother Bomls has a queer way of
figuring things. Tho "Export" appar
ently sympathizes with tho poor
Phono Trust, because his recommen
dation It adopted will kocp tho public
from gottlng any money back when
their guarantoo fund Is moro thnn ex
ceeded by the nlckols in tho slot.
Tho expert said that whero advan
tage Is taken of tho price of calls In
addition to tho guarantee of one call
a day, tho subscriber must give up
tho right to a refund of cash paid
when his coin box receipts fall below
tho guaranteo ono month and go
above it tho following month. He
computed tho total effect of this re
ductlon as $73,000, although he qual
ified by saying a less number of sub
scribers than he figured might accedo
to the nickel first condition.
By a unanimous vote tho city coun
cil of Los Angeles on April 15
adopted a resolution urging Congress
to enact legislation providing for tho
federal ownership and the operation
of the telephone and telegraph. Copies
of tho resolution will bo forwarded to
tho Southern California representa
tives in Congress.
Frank H. Novak, the popular at
torney, has always been an actlvo
worker for the success of tho Demo
cratic party at tho polls. His frlonds
will not stop until they placo him
whero he belongs, on tho bonch.
Judgo John K. Prlndivllle Is making
a splendid record on tho Municipal
Court bench. He is an ablo, broad
minded and Just Judge.
Charles S. Thornton, tho woll known
attorney who mado ono of tho best
Corporation Counsels Chicago ovor
lmd would mako a splendid Federal
Judgo.
Prof essional Card's
Goodrich,
Vincent & Bradley
Lawyers
Th Rookery, Chicago
Adams A. Qoodrlch
William A. Vincent
Ralph R. Bradley
Wabash 480
J. Himiiton Lewis
ATTORNEY and
COUNSELLOR
PltOTCMIONAL CARDS.
CtMiercM NKIwal iMk Mil.
William D. Munhall
ATTORNEY AT LAW
1616 Ashland Block
Clark and Randolph St$.
CHICAGO
Telephone Randolph 3325
ROSS G. HALL
LAWYER
1202 Ashland Block
CHICAGO
Tttopbont Ctntral Ml
TKLOHONE RANDOLPH 11 M
MHHHaiiaaM
IRWIN R. HAZEN
Attorney at Law
Ot Tltloanri Trust Building
CHICAGO
Telephone Randolph 3027
Benj.F.Richolson
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Pirst National Dank Building, Chicago
FnadiM.UwM UrorRldur
Pfceae Central 2918
Lowes & Richards
Attorneys at Law
127 N. Dsarbora St
CHICAGO
RANDOLPH 4094
Anaon H. Brown
Attorney at Law
Room 404
9 South La Salle St.
Chicago
C. HELMER JOHNSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
179 W. WASHINGTON ST.
CHICAGO
Main 1347
Automatic 34181
S. E. Cor. Fifth Ave. and Wash
I nut on Street
OaytoaE.Crafu Oto.M.SttvtM
Crafts & Stevens
Attorneys and Counselors
at Law
Room 917, 9ie and 9ie
TOOK EXCHANGE ILDQ.
Tateeboat Mala l7
Telephone Central 960.
L D. Condee
ATTORNEY
and
COUNSELOR AT LAW
35 North Dearborn St.
Spencer Ward
LAWYER
Rector QulMlng
Clark and Monroe Streets
CHICAGO
Telephene Central 4981
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C. E. CRUIKSHANK
Attorney at Law
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CHICAIO
TILI'HO Ml 1879 MAI N
Frank II. Novak Chorlci V. Novak
NOVAK & NOVAK
Attorneys at Uw
Suite 408, 69 W. Washington St.
Phono Central 5SJ0
709 W. I2(h St., West Pultnas
Phono W. P. 89
CHICAGO
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Telephone Central 18
Am G. Adams
LAWYER
7i Wast Monro Straat
CHICAGO
Christopher L. Flood
ATTORNEY AT LAW
112 N.Li Wle St., Suite 45
CHICAGO
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I8AAC N. POWELL.
Popular Former City Treasurer.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
Kesldtncat IM1 Btlmont Avenue
Phone Qracaland SIM
JOSEPH A. WEBER
LAWYER
Suite 1214 Ashland Block
CHICAOO
Tatephenat Central 776
Automatic 4lelf
Stillman B. Jamieson
Attorney at Law
ASHLAND BLOCK
Ttitsstac CeRtral 1M7
ARTHUR W. FULTON
Lawyer
1103 ASHLAND BLOCK
Residence 3343 Monroe -Street
CHICAGO
Telephone: Office, Central 4368
Residence, KeSzle 6480
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
T.i..i.n... J Central IIW
TeltphonM Kanii0ph km
Fowler & McDonnell
LAWYERS
1444 First Natiasal Bask BMf.
CHICAGO
Frank L. Fowler Francis A. McDonnell
Phone PranUlaMIO Auto.3l.04l
ANDREW DONOVAN
Attorney and Counsellor
at Law
184 Wait Randolph Street
Metropolitan Block, Chicago
La Salle and Randolph Street
TELEPHONE RANDOLPH 2340
Geo. M. Weichelt
ATTORNEY
- AT U AW
A. A. Worsley
Attorney and Counsellor
at Law
Suite 1010
No. 179 West Washington Stree
CHICAGO
TelephMM 3720 Mala
MUNICIPAL NEW!
Some Items of Interest From tht
Public Offices About Occur-
runces of the Week.
Tho creation of a bureau to seo that
steam railroads comply with city or
dinances In respect to lighting sub
ways and stationing watchmen at
crossings was considered by tho coun
cil committee on local InddstrloB
Tuesday. Tho matter was reforred to
a subcommittee.
Alderman Kcnna and Coughllu head
ed a delegation ot property owners on
South Canal Btrcet who wanted a pro
vision inserted in tho Chicago and
Western Indiana ordlnanco requiring
tho company to pavo Canal street
from 23rd to 29th street. Tho com
mltteo voted to amend tho ordlnanco
to includo tho paving.
Alderman Toman led another dele
gation which protested against tho
construction of a Bwltch track for a
proposed new factory at South 47th
avenuo and West lltli street.
The building rommittco filed Aldor
man Frank McDonald's application
for a permit for Sears, Roebuck &
Co. to add six non-flroproof stories
to tho building at Harvard street
and llomnn avenue. Tho city coun
cil had previously reported adversely
on tho permit. Henry Krlcuon, build
ing commissioner, who opposed tho
bill, says that tho permit will not bo
granted.
A resolution was urged beforo tho
Judiciary committee of tho city coun
cil by Aldcrmnn Morrlam protesting
against an Incrcnso in tho tax rnto
under the park consolidation bill.
It is proposed to Incrcnso the rate
from $1.G9 to $1.S0. Chairman Dona
hoo said that this would not moan an
Incrcaso In tho taxes of tho city.
The standing committees ns recom
mended by tho nonpartisan organiza
tion committee, tho first named on
each being chairman, nnd adopted by
tho council aro:
Finance Rlcliort, Harding, Long,
Emerson, Lawlcy, Dellfuss, Sltts,
Pltto, Gelgcr, Krumholz, Llpps, Wil
son, Twlgg, Kearns, Holding.
Local transportation Mock, Mayor,
Rlcliort, Carr, Long, McDonald, Clan
cy, Henly (18th), Captain Llpps, Wil
son, Twlgg, Uergcn, Flshor, Hnzcn,
Toman, Donahoo.
Gas, oil and electric light Sltts,
Ryan, Long, Morrlam, Mock, Vavri
cok, Hcllfuss, Walkowlak, Dowlcr,
Rums, Hey, Underlain, Twlgg, Janov
sky. Kearns, Brndshaw, Hcaly (35th).
Harbors, wharves and bridges Lit
tler, Kcnna, Morris, Nance, Emerson,
Kerncr, Czekala, Qazzolo, Oolger,
Hauler, Hey, Freund, Treblng, McDer
mott, Swift
Local industries Flshor, Mayer,
Carr, Klaus, Cullerton, Novak, Law
loy, Czekala, Sltts, Schaeffcr, Krum
holz, Protzel, Wilson, McDormott,
Horgcn.
Judiciary, stato legislation, elections
nnd rules Donahoo, Coughtln, Hoi
wig, Dcwersdorf, Kcrnor, Ahern, Clan
cy, Utpatcl, Walkowlak, Powers, Batt
ler, KJellander, Capltaln, Swift, Hold
Ing, Hnzcn, Held,
Streets and alleys, taxations and
street nomenclature Hcaly (18th),
Coughllu, Norrls, Cross, Klaus," Mc
Donald, Utpatcl, Kunz, Abrahams,
nurns, KJellander, Hadorlclu, McDer
mott, Swift, Toman.
License Fltto, Norrls, Ryan, Mor
rlam, Cross, Vavrlcok, Novak, Ahern,
Utpatcl, Bowlor, Hey, Hnderloln, Jan
ovsky, Dradshnw, Held.
Buildings and city hall Clancy,
Nash, Carr, Cross, Vandcrbllt, Klaus,
Uowcrsdorf, Walkowlak, Powers,
Schaoffor, Pretzel, Treblng, Littler,
Lntchford, Hcaly (33th).
Schools, lire, police and civil sorvlco
Rynn, Hnrdlng, Mayer, Rlchcrt, Mar
tin, Helwlg, Mock, Vavrlcok, Bowers
dorf, Gelger, KJellander, Bergen,
Bradshaw, Held, Henly (35th).
Health Nance, Nash, Martin, Mcr
rlnm, Vandcrbllt, Cullerton, Ahern,
Lawlcy, Kunz, Gnzzolo, Abrahams,
Freund, Pretzel, Littler, Lntchford.
Water Toman, Kcnna, Rynn, Mar
tin, Helwlg, Vandcrbllt, Kerncr, Kunz,
Gnzzolo, Powers, Abrahams, Schaeffer,
Freund Lntchford, Hnzcn.
Railway terminals Gelger, Kcnna,
Hnrdhifl.Jflchert, Helwlg, Bowersdorf,
McjgorjalO,; Utpatcl, Henly (ISth),
Bqwlfjr, 'pchneffer, Capltaln, Littler,
Fisiior.ponnlioe.
Tho select committees nnmod by
Mayor Harrison In accordanco with
council resolutions wore:
Track olovntlon Janovsky. chair
man; Flshor, Emerson, Kearns, Batt
ler, Nance, Czeknla, Treblng nnd
Nash.
Compensation Harding, chairman ;
Hcllfuss, Llpps, Krumholz, Holding,
Pltto.
Bathing benches and recreation
plcr3 Norrls, chairman; Bowlor, No
vak, Cross and Burns.
Special park commission Alderman
BollfUBB, chairman; Capltaln, cough
lln, Cullerton nnd McDonald, and Os
car F. Mayer, Jons Jensen, Cyril Flala,
Paul Drzymnlskl, Potor S. Goodman,
F. A. Llndstrand, Charles Bock,
Gcorgo Landau, Samuol J. Rosenblatt
and tho Rov. Julius Rappaport.
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National Life Building, 29 South La Sail St.
JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS,
Ptttidtnt.
ALBERT H.PUTNBY,
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Large faculty of leading Judgee and lawyers. Degree sf LL. B. in three feats.
Evening Sessions Mondavi, Wednesday! and Fridays. Text-book, case aad
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OEOROE M. TOBEY
Superintendent
A. A. BARNES
Ass't Superintendent
Illinois Free Employment Office
732 WABASH AVENUE
Phones Harrison j$
Chicago
Suite 506 Ashland Block
GtMCMsO
LOUIS LEVY
AtUracy al Law
E. RAYMOND
WILLIAMS
LAWYER
First National Bank
ulUlng
Pkome Mmln 4493
GERAQHTY & CO.
Badges ana Buttons, Muslin
and Oilcloth Signs
153 North Lm Smile Street,
Chicago, 111,
Telephones:
Main 901 Automatic 3(1619
Illinois
Free Employment
Offices
WEST SIDE OFFICE
560-562 West Randolph Street
CHICAGO
JACOB H. MARKS, Superintendent
First-Class Garage
2630 Wabash Avenue
M. M,' CONNERY, Proprietor
Best Equipped Garage in Chicago.
Electric Trucks Charged.
Automobile Truck Storage and Gar
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