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Saloonkeepers on the West Side
make the complaint that Fred Lun
din's political machine is trying to
drive them in line for Meyer '"Sport"
Cossman, Lundin candidate for state
senate, 2d district
At the present time Lundin is weak
.on the West Side. The tip is being
passed along that Lundin wants his
man to win so that he can have a
boss to take cafe of the West Side.
Cossman is a payroll patriot of 20
years' experience at the public
trough. The campaign he is making
is 'based on the usual City Hall
methods. Saloonkeepers who shove
a picture of his opponent, John Pow
ell, in the front window are called on
the carpet and forced to get in line
Powell has been endorsed by the
Public Ownership league. He stands
for an elective school board, 8-hour
day for men and women workers,
and state control of private banks.
CarI D. Thompson, Thos. P. Quinn,
Edward B. Blake and Walter P. Olds
will argue for various " presidential
candidates tomorrow flight at Hope
institute, 14th and Wabash.
Straw vote at Lane Tech school:
Wilson, 15; Hughes, 8; Benson, 2.
Straw vote at Max Lan Colortype
Co., sent in by C. Andrews: Wilson,
24; Hughes, 8; Benson, 30.
Straw vote at Sears-Roebuck:
Hoyne, 96; Cunnea, 32; Miller, 18.
Democratic mass meeting at De
lano school, Adams and Crawford,
Jos. O. Kostner, Democratic nom
inee for cong.-at-large, has. been en
dorsed by Pattern Makers' ass'n.
22d ward Democratic organization
meets tomorrow night at -headquarters.
Prank J. Seif, Jr., candidate for
re-election to legislature, will speak.
Gov. Dunne, is it estimated, is just
50 per cent stronger since his en
dorsement by' Illinois Federation of
- Afd. Charles E. Merriam in abate
ment last night asked voters to beat
the small parks consolidation project
on the little ballot Tuesday. He says
the administration which fosters the .
proposition is more interested in pork
than in tfarks.
The City club has sent postal cards
to alt members recommending that
they vote on election day against
park consolidation' and bonds for
playgrounds, bathing beaches and
TAFT SUPPORTED WILSON ON
"What Taft Thinks of Wilson" is
the title of a booklet issued by Demo
cratic campaign managers. It has
I eight pages of pieces from speeches
of Taft the last two years standing
by Wilson as against Roosevelt on
the European and Mexican situa
tions. Before Chicago Association of
Commerce, Dec. 10, 1915, Taft said:
"Mr. Roosevelt characterizes those
of us who favor 'the league of peace'
as men who are prattling about it
He says we need a great standing
army",,' "The truth is when Roosevelt
gets talking 'about warlike matters
he comes up as Mars does over the
horizon, red in color, and we must
take his statements with that in
Before the Mystic Athletic club in
Chicago, April 21, 1916, Taft said:
"President Wilson in his last note
has warned Germany that we must
end diplomatic relations with her
unless she ceases unlawfully to de
stroy American lives. He is right
and we must all stand by him. Is
there anything for a clear-headed,
patriotic American to do but back up
"If we had a jingo in the White
House this country would now be at
war with Germany," said Taft at
Bryn Mawr, Pa., June 4, 1915.
Australia avoids orphan asylums
by sending parentless children to
private families, which are paid for
their care until they are 14 years old.