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nrd at 8teond Clan Matter October 11, 1889, at the Poet Office of Publication,
Office at Chlcigo, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 1171. 179 W. Washington St., Chtcngo, III.
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Entered as Second Class Matter October 11, 1SW, at tK
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 1s7.
THIRTIETH YEAR, NO. tf.
12 Per Year In Advance.
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1918.
"W'Bn WHOLE NUMBER 1512
POWERS SAYS NO
Popular Alderman and Veteran Member of
the City Council Declines to Become
a Candidate for Mayor
Big Delegation of Representative Democrats Calls
On Him and Asks Him to Make
Race Next Spring
Alderman John Powers, ono of tho
veteran members' of the City Council
In point of continuous service to tho
pcoplo and ono of tho most Influential
men In Chicago political llfo, has defi
nitely declined to become a candidate
for Mayor on tho Democratic ticket
Alderman Powers was waited upon
by a strong and roprosontatlvo dele
gation of Democrats last week and
asked to allow tho uso of his name
as a candidate for tho mayoralty.
Mr. Powers thanked tho delegation
for its offer of support but told them
that ho would not bo a candidate.
"I am not n vain man," said Mr.
Powers, "and do not care to put my
friends In tho position of showhig a
great burst of strength for md Just
to havo my name exploited In con
nection with tho mayoralty of Chi
cago. I prefer to do my duty as n
citizen nnd as an ofllcial of tho mu
nicipality along othor linos. I havo
always looked after tho interest of all
of tho pcoplo of my ward rogardloBH
of their social standing, whothor rich
or poor, nnd rogardloss of racial differ
ences or linos of nativity.
"I am adUlatcd with tho Sullivan
organization and will choorfully sup
port tho candidate that that organiza
tion agrees upon for mayor."
Congressman A. J. Sabath of tho
Fifth District is ono of tho most uso
ful mombors of tho National Houso of
Representatives. Ho is a stalwart
supporter of President Wilson and a
wldeawako friend of every good man
and woman in his district. Ro-olcct
Thomas Galloghor has mado a
splendid record In Congross as ropro
sontatlvo from tho Eighth District.
Ho Bhould bo ro-olectod unani
Jamos McAndrows, ono of tho best
Congressmen that Chicago has ovor
had, dosorves tho vote of every citi
zen living in tho Sixth District which
ho so ably ropresonts.
Congressman McAndrows Is notod
for his courtosy, industry nnd con
stant attontion to tho needs of his
Six Defeated Republican Candi
dates lane uouri ntucn,
Potltlons for a recount In bohalf of
six doreated Republican candidates In
tho recent primary woro filed Satur
day In Judge Scully's court. Tho peti
I argest WmUjt Gtaktun AmcC
tioners are Androw Mctzgor, for coun
ty clerk, Morris KUcr for Criminal
Court clerk, Qcorgo E. Nyo for Pro-
bato Court dork, W. H. Wosby for
Municipal Court clork, Qcorgo W.
Ellis for Municipal judge and Alexan
der N. Todd for Sanitary District
No suggestion of falsification Is
contained In tho potltlons. It Is
merely contended that thoro were
certnln "Irregularities." Mistakes
may havo been made, it is suggested,
In copying. Tho hearing was set for
Wednesday morning nt 10 o'clock be
fore Judgo Scully.
Registration In Chlcugo October fi
was oxtromoly light as compared with
Only 200,142 voters wont to tho
Of theso 219,402 wero men and 76,-
080 wero women. It Is estimated that
150,000 men who registered Inst year
aro now In tho war. Tho registration
by wards follows: ,
Ward. Men. Women. Total.
1 5,407 GC2 0,009
2 G.408 2,350 8,818
3 6,824 2,782 9,000
4 4,309 1,740 6,055
5 4,503 1,571 6,074
G 3,026 3,546 12,172
7 9,444 4,533 13,977
8 5,192 1,795 6,987
9 5.48G 1,912 7,398
10 ?.. 3,058 1,052 4,110
11 3,593 1,203 4,790
12 5,615 2,312 7,927
13 7,490 2,035 10,404
14 5,518 2,238 7,786
15 5,903 1,980 7,949
16 3,156 883 4,039
17 2,234 710 2,944
18 0,053 1,780 8,433
19 2,471 007 3,078
20 2,634 991 3,025
21 5,782 1,483 7,285
22 2,968 758 3,726
23 7,419 2,714 10,133
24 4,806 1,390 6,196
25 12,141 5,150 17,291
26 8,247 2,597 11,024
27 11,229 2,938 14,167
28 5,594 1,800 7,394
29 0,451 1,995 8,440
30 4,851 1,707 6,558
31 6,392 2,941 9,333
32 10,169 3,944 14,113
33 10,525 3,743 14,208
34 7,912 2,772 10,084
35 10,143 3,454 13,597
Totals 219,462 76,980 296,442
President Dusby of tho Surfaco
Linos oxplalns need for a now trac
tion law In this way:
"You, for Instanco," said Mr. Dus
by,, "pay 10 cents to got Into tho
loop or to any point south of Fifty
ninth street now 5 cents on tho sur
faco and then at Fifty-ninth street 5
conts more on tho Biirfaco or olovnted,
Under tho plan proposed In tho ordi
nance you could not possibly bo cnllod
on to pay moro than 7 cents, and in
nil probability would pay no moro
"Provision is mndo for tho collec
tion of 2 conts additional for trans
fers from ono system to tho other,
but I am not in favor of tho addi
tional tax and I'do not bollove it ovor
will bo collected."
Discussing tho foar of many out
lying merchants that tho lmpravod
transportation system would destroy
their business by making it easlor
for their neighbors to go to tho loop
to shop, Mr. Dusby polntod out that
it was an argument which had boon
mado against every Improvement in
"Let us prohibit tho sale of auto
mobiles and tear up both surfaco and
elevated tracks and go back to horso
and buggy, then perhaps these
fogies will bo satisfied 1" Mr. Busby
exclaimed. "And If thoy aro not, kill
all tho horses and lot's walk.
"Sovcn years' work has been put in
on the problem, three years on this
ordinance. If it is turned down I'll
ccaso worrying and spend tho rest of
my llfo philosophizing on tho prob
lem. Some, younger man can do the
worrying. Dut what about Chicago?
"Assuino that somo ono somo years
later sovon or eight coraos along
and gets a lot hotter bargain, from
tho ownors of this proporty, who can
ostimnto tho loss to tho community
that has dragged along with no Im
provement in a congosted and Inade
quate transportation system all thoso
"About 20 por cent of tho city's
tralllo Is carried by tho olovatod lines
now, whon it should bo 65 por cent.
And with transfers botwoon tho sys
tems it will bo 65 per cent, too," ho
What hold havo tho taxis got on the
authorities that thoy can run with
out let or hindrance? Too many pco
plo aro being killed by them.
QUINN JOINS SULLIVAN
North Side Democratic Leader
Quits the HarriSon-Hoyne-Dunnc-TraegerJjBranch
And Hereafter Will fttand Solidly
Behind the Sulllva'nj Organiza
tion In IU Fights.
James A. Qulnn, tho most powerful
North Sldo leader In tho Harrison-Dunnc-Tracgcr-lloyno
tAitflt on tho
North Side, has quit them cold.
No ono man on tho North Sldo over
fought harder for them or got less
from them. it
Ho now announces Itfiat ho Is be
hind the Sullivan organization with
nil tho strength ho canVnlvo it.
TO THE BUSINESS
Tho Chicago LlbcrtyJLoan Commit
tee is very anxious to securo your co
operation in giving the' entire city a
gala appearance throughout tho re
mainder of tho Liberty Loan cam
paign which closes October 19th.
This it is folt wllliholp crcato tho
necessary onthusIasmYwhich nt pros-
GOVERNOR FRANK O. LOWDEN,
War Governor, Who Has All the People
ont Is greatly needed to Insuro tho
success of tho loan.
Inasmuch as Wodnosday, October
9th, Is Chicago day, It seems appro
priate to havo all tho business houses
decorated by that ttmo and It Is our
earnost wish that such decoration bo
left up for tho remalndor of tho cam
paign. Wo oxprossly urgo yon to mako tho
largest possible display of Amorlcan
flags, allied ilags, bunting, banners
with slogans and streamers of all
kinds. Wo oncloso solections of slo
gans for uso on banners and strongly
urgo you to uso ono or moro of them
In your decoration.
I know that wo can count on your
co-oporatlon nnd that your firm will
tako proper stops to seo that your
place of business Is appropriately and
fully decoratod for tho balance of tho
Very truly yours,
CHICAGO LIBERTY LOAN COM
MITTEE, Charles W. Folds, Chairman.
L fSKilwBHF JH
A ils!ay H
Republican Candidate for Sheriff Will
Be Elected in November Beyond Any
Doubt People Are With Him
Thousands of Democrats and Independents Will
Mark Their Ballots for him to
Swell His Majority
Charles W. Poters will bo tho next
sheriff of Cook County.
If flitncsB for oulco is tho guldo for
voters to follow then ho will bo tho
cholco of tho great majority.
For over twenty-flvo years Mr.
Peters has been the assistant sher
iff or chief deputy of tho sheriff's of-
Familiar with ovory detail, trust
worthy and honest, ho has virtually
run this great offlco undor all ad
ministrations, whothor tho incumb
ent was Democratic or Republican.
Mr. Peters has uovcr br'oro boon
a cnndldnto for nn oloMIve llco.
This tlmo ho was chwon at tho
greatest primary In party history by
tho Republican voters to lend tho
ticket at this election.
Ho deserves to bo oloctod and ho
will bo elected.
Ho will rccolvo thousands of
Democratic votes and thousands of
indopondent votes In addition to tho
united strength of tho Republican
James M, Dalloy, who has mado n
magnificent record on tho Sanitary
Doard, Is a candldato for President
of tho Sanitary District nt tho ap
proaching election. Voto for him.
Tho law requires that tho Presi
dent of tho Doard bo also a Trustoo,
and ns Mr. Dalley's name appears
twico upon tho ballot, voters should
put a cross in front of his nnmo for
each of theso two offices.
Voters of tho 27th Senatorial Dis
trict should seo to It that Senntor
John Ilrodcrick Is re-elected this Fall.
Senator Ilrodcrick Is one of tho
bust members of tho upper houso nt
Springfield and is always watchful of
tho people's rights.
Judge John J. Hoonoy, who mado
a splondld record on the Municipal
Court bench, should bo returned to
that Ucnch In November.
Ho proved himself to bo honest,
nblo nnd fourless In his former term.
Ho Is n candidate for Municipal
judgo on tho Democratic ticket.
Voto for him.
VOTE FOR P. A. NASH
The Best Qualified Candidate in
the Field for Member of the
Board of Review.
Patrick A. Nash, who polled moro
votes nt tho primary oloctlon than any
othor candldato on tho Democratic
ticket, deserves his popularity. Ho
has lived all of his llfo in Chicago,
and Is ns ablo as ho is popular. Ho
should bo olected to tho Hoard of Ro-
view. Voto for him.
He Deserves to Be Elected Clerk
of the Criminal Court.
Jnmos M. Whnlen should bo olected
clerk of tho Criminal court. Ho is
well qualified for tho position and is
noted for his courtosy to tho public
nnd his ability ns n public official.
Voto for him.
DENNIS J. EGAN
Popular Democrat Should Be
Elected Chief Bailiff of the
Donnls J, Kgnn, tho Democratic
nomlnoo, desorvos your voto for chief
bailiff of tho .Municipal court. Ho is
honost, nblo and painstaking, and in
ovory position ho hns ovor hold has
served tho pooplo well. Voto for
C. G. DAWES
Former Chicago Banker, Now in
France, Is Given Promotion.
Chnrlos Gates Dnwos stopped from
tho presidency of tho CentrnI Trust
Company to enter tho war two
months aftor tho Unltod States bo
camo involved. Ho wont In ns a llou-
tenant-colonel with tho 17th engi
neers, nnd slnco that time promotions
hnvo come to him with regularity.
He was not in tho service long when
ho was given n position ns colonel
on Gen. Pershing's staff nnd Inter was
mado purchasing ngent for tho Amer
ican expeditionary force in Franco.
Thnt has been his work for sovcrat
In Washington a list of promotions
was given out and among them was
tho name of Col. Dawes. The tltlo of
colonol hnB been removed nnd now ho
Is known ns Drlg.-Gon. Dawes. With
him have been named for advance
ment to tho rank of brigadier Col.
A. D. Knlskcrn nnd Col. Wllltnm H.
Taylor, also of Chicago.
Dawos is prominently known In
Chicago ns president of tho Central
Trust Compnny nnd also ns vlco-pros-Ident
of tho Chicago Clearing Houso
Association. Ho wns a member of,
tho Republican national commlttoo In
1806 ni.xlwaH comptroller of tho cur
rdncy from 1897 to 1902. Later ho
founded what is known as tho "down
nnd outs" hotel, ono for men nnd ono
for women, nt which u clean bod, bath
and brenkfnst can bo obtnlnod for 10
cents. Theso woro erected ns memo
rials to his son nnd mother.
Judgo Thomas F. Scully has mado
good as judgo of tho County Court.
His administration hns been froo
from scandal and has boon forcoful
and useful to tho pcoplo. Tho elec
tions havo boon conducted undor his
administration In a mnnncr satisfac
tory to men or nil parties, nnd tho
manifold duties of this responsible
position havo boon faithfully per
formed by Judgo Scully so woll and so
perfectly that voters generally bollovo
thnt ho Is entitled to a re-election.
VOTE FOR GIBBONS
Hnrry R. Gibbons, tho woll known
box manufacturer nnd director In sov
oral banks, desorvos to bo electod
county treasuror. Ho is honest, nblo
nnd progrosslvo. A honvy tnxpayor
himself, ho will look uftor tho Inter
cats of tho pcoplo. His only son Is
with tho army In Franco, nnd threo
of his nopliows aro lighting for Undo
Snm. Ho Is tho most popular cnndl
dnto In tho Hold.
VOTE FOR W. J. HEALY
Popular Republican Candidate for
Trustee of the Sanitary District
of Chicago Deserves Election.
Wllllnm J. Henly hns mado a mag
nificent record uh nldonnun from tho
Eighteenth ward. His work In tho
city council has been commended by
all bodies interested in civic reform
and tho upbuilding of Chlcngo. This
year ho has boon nominated by tho
Ropubllcnn party for Trusteo of tho
Sanitary District of Chicago, In tho
Intorost of tho taxpayers ho should bo
olected. Ho Is Intolllgont, wldonwnko
nnd honest. Voto for him nnd you will
novor rcgrot It.
Rocount of tho ballots cast in tho
recent primary for Domocrntlc candi
dates for tho houso In tho twonty-llrst
sonntorlnl district gives Ronjamln M.
MItcholl n place on tho ticket. Mitch
oil dofented John Dooloy by 172 votos,
making MItcholl nnd Mlchnol F. Mahor
tho Domocrntlo candidates.
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