"Bad Time" Says Mayor
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Jan 1913, p. 6

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The street car situation was the focus of last week's city council meeting. Some members are for and some are opposed to extending the current franchise. There was no resolution. Mayor Joseph E. Paden discussed a letter written by the president of the Chicago Traction Company which had been written to the Evanston Daily News. The mayor asked council chairman C. S. Wallace of the Railroad Committee if he had heard anything from the railroad company. The mayor said that the railroad franchisee can't assume that it's contract will be extended. Wallace told Alderman Topliff and the rest of the council that the committee and council did not have the right to grant a temporary extension of the contract. Wallace said that the North End Improvement Association, the Evanston Commercial Association and several other organizations want to extend the franchise. The organization objecting the franchise, the Sherman Avenue Improvement Association, complained about the railroad company's poor service. Alderman Wallace secured permission from the council to require street cars to stop on the near sides of the street. The mayor concluded that part of the discussion by saying that the situation will be even worse when the street cars' franchise ends and they stop running. Then, Alderman Knapp of the Water Committee, reported that engineers would soon be planning a new filtration plant. The Committee is likely to hire Langdon Pearse and James H. Fuertes.
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23 Jan 1913
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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"Bad Time" Says Mayor