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price of the workingmans power,
which he sells to the manufacurer,
is being cut down. Do you wonder
that their living conditions is primi
tive. It seems to me the treatment
of the workers is identical with the
treatment of the draught-animals.
"These are among the reasons why
there is vice. The wages of men have
just as much to do with it as the
wages of girls and women. It is
taken as granted that a workingman
should support his family. Many
men don't want families or wives un
less they can have enough wages to
support them. When you understand
the wage question you will under
stand where prostitution and crime
CHICAGO MAY HAVE ITS OWN
ICE MAKING PLANTS
The right of the city to have an ice
plant and make and sell ice was en
dorsed by the city council last night
By unanimous consent, through a
resolution introduced by Aid. Kearns,
the council asked the state legisla
ture to grant the city power to "erect
or acquire by purchase, condemna
tion or otherwise, ice houses and ice
maMng plants and do all things nec
essary or expedient to supply the in
habitants of the city with ice."
"Thousands of poor people in the
city cannot buy ice because prices
are so high and so far above cost,"
said Aid. Kearns. "Whenever it was
proposed that the city make and sell
its own ice supply, attorneys have
shown it to be illegal because the city
has not yet been granted the specific
power by the legislature."
To run the city government next
year will cost $28,597,768, accord
ing to the budget submitted last
night The $7,173,749 for the police
department is the biggest chunk in
the budget Over $10,000,000 was
asked by the police, but it was
. trimmed down. The first department
asked $4,025,143, but was cu to
$3,496,740. The gas and electric de
partments get $2,575,523. For inter
est on its debts the city will pay
Other action of the ' council last
Concurred in Mayor Harrison's ap-
pointinent of Michael Zimmer as city
comptroller, Adolph Jenczewsky as
president board of examining engi
neers, and James Garvey as member
of the board.
Heard the mayor intimate he prob
ably would appoint A. J. W. Appell as
Received a communication from
Former Aid. Hugo L. Pltte withdraw
ing contest election of Aid. Fick.
Referred to judiciary committee
ordinance offered by Aid. W. J.
Healy asking that smoking be pro
hibited in dressing rooms of non
Appropriated $24,000 for construe
tion work to guard the municipal pier
from damage during winter.
Directed the "permanent charter
commission to prepare legislation for
nonpartisan elections and the relief
of the unemployed.
Adopted resolutions supporting the
American good roads convention in
Chicago from Dec. 14 to 18.
Passed an ordinance allowing
zones of quiet to be established In
any. part of the city.
Referred to the health committee
ordinance offered by Aid. Nance pro
viding that bakery goods be kept free
Received an ordinance from the
health committee making it illegal to
sell bichloride of mercury except
when properly marked as such.
The boy had fought the bumblebees
Retreated feeling sickly;
He stood no chance with foes like
these; " s '
They mob-Il-ized so quickly.
New York Mail.'
To clean collars on men's coats,
sponge with ammonia water first,
then finish "with alcohol