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Wealth Edison Co. I am only deal
ing in the simplest kind of facts that
ought to be known to all voters when
I show the relations existing betweeh.
the City Hall, the Edison Co. and the
;. Tribune. And I say it's a matter of
finance and not a matter of love for
the American flag that caused these
, interests to instigate an attack
i on me.'
This was John C. Kennedy's state
ment today to a committee of voters
from his ward who wanted to ask
about his patriotism. He will go into
the affair further tonight at a meet
ing in Irving Park school, Kedvale
and Grace streets, and in Terminal
hall, Spalding and Lawrence av.
- Other speakers are Tomaz Deuther,
Mary McDowell, Aid. Robert M.
Buck, Hugh Reid, Andrew P. Can
ning, George Schilling, Rev. Fred A.
Moore. On March 21 27th ward vot
ers are to .hear Graham Taylor of
Chicago Commons, Harriet Vittum
of Northwestern University settle
, nient, and Agnes Nestor of Woman's
Trade Union league speak for Ken
Aid. Buck in 33d ward today is
sued statement that D. I. Jarrett is
"free from crpoked political part
' o o
LATE BITS OF NEWS
Oscar Lundberg, 6544 Emerald av.,
robbed by five men of $70 cash, 100
diamond tie pin and $75 ring.
No hope expressed in second ca
blegram from Paris today that Jas.
R. McConnell, Chicago aviator in the
French army service, is alive. Last
seen flying over German lines. Mrs.
3 M. D. Follansbee, 65 Bellevue pi., is
Elizabeth Oliphant, 20 months,
919 Pleasant, Oak Park, dead from
burns received several days ago.
Andrew Olson, 3729 N. Artesian
av fell from lamppost Dead.
CHICAGO OFFERS TO DO' HER !
- BIT FOR UNCLE SAM -
A wave of patriotism and martial j
ardor such as never known before is
sweeping Chicago. Peace talki is a
thing of the past. Sentiment has
burst into flame since the extra ses- f
sion of congress was called and four v
American ships submarined.
An unusual situation faced the re
cruiting officers the past few days,
when many girjs applied for enlist
ment for active service aboard ships
as yoemen. Two wanted to join the ,
army. They were urged to enlist in
the Red Cross service.
Railroads have organized to move
troops. A committee of railway of
ficials and war department represen- j
tatives will meet, here April 4 to per-
feet troop transportation plans.
Fifteen Chicago owners of power J
boats have received appeals from j
Lieut A. M. Steckel of the U.-S. hy- i
drographic service, asking them to i
devote their vessels t ogovernment i
service in case of war with Germany.
Owners and boats desired: L. C. i
Umlauf, Jolly Roger! Geo. F. Hard
ing, Jr., Racer;! R. A. Koch, Special
Call; W. A. Pushee, Normanelle; T.
Schover, Lily S.; A. H. Webb, Budd
II.; James A. Pugh, Disturber IV.; H.
C. Jensen, Blanche C. ; W. S. Bosley,
Lark; C. A. Carlson, Mildred C; '
Charles Palmer, P. S.; John Berg,
Lady Ramon; W. C. Anderson, Nos
redna; F. L. Whiting; J. M. Nowicka, 1
The Chicago Yacht club an
nounces that more than 100 have ap
plied for admittance to the class it is j
conducting to train candidates how
to serve their country with yachts: rl
Any able-bodied man may. join. He j
need not be a yachtsman. j
STEAMER ASHORE. I
Vancouver, B. C, March 23. The
Grand Trunk Pacific steamer Prince !
Rupert is ashore 20 miles this side qf
Prince Rupert. It is reported to be
deep in water, but passengers are