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ntrd Second Ctatt Matter October
Office At Chicago, Illinois, under Act
THIRTIETH YEAR, NO.
POWERS SAYS NO
Pop ular Alderman and Yeter an Member of
the City Council Declines to Become
a Candidate for Mayor
Big Delegation of Representative Democrats Galls
On Him and Asks Him to Make
Race Next Spring
Alderman John Towers, one of tho
veteran members' of the City Council
In point of continuous sorvlco to tho
peoplo and ono of tho most influential
men In Chicago political life, has defi
nitely declined to becomo n candldato
for Mayor on tho Democratic tlckot
Alderman PoworH was watted upon
by a strong nnd representative dele
gation of Democrats last week and
nBkcd to allow tho uso of his name
as a candldato for tho mayoralty.
.Mr. l'oworfl thanked tho delegation
for Its offer of support but told them
that ho would not bo a candldato.
"I am not a vuln man," said Mr.
Powers, "and do not care to put my
frlonds In tho position of showing a
grent burst of strength for mo Just
to have my name exploited In con
nection with tho mayoralty of Chi
cago. I prefer to do my duty as a
cltlzon and as an official of tho mu
nicipality along othur linos. I have
alwayB looked after tho Interest of all
of tho peoplo of my ward regardloss
of tholr social standing, whether rich
or poor, and regardless of racial differ
ences or linos of nativity.
"1 nm ulllllatcd with tho Sullivan
organization and will cheorfully sup
port tho candldato that that organiza
tion agrees upon for mayor."
Congressman A. J. Sabath of tho
Fifth District is ono of tho most uso
ful momliors of tho National llouso of
Representatives. Ho is u stalwart
supporter of President Wilson and a
wideawake friend of ovory good man
and woman In his district. Roeloct
Thomas Gallagher has modo a
splendid record In Congrosa as repre
sentative from tho Eighth District.
Ho should bo re-elected unani
James McAndrows, ono of tho best
Congressmen that Chicago has over
had, deserves tho voto of every citi
zen living In tho Sixth District which
ho so ably represents.
Congressman McAndrows Is notod
for his courtesy, Industry and con
stant attention to tho needs of his
Six Defeated Republican Candi
dates Take Court Action.
1'otltlons for a recount In behalf of
six dofeatod Republican candidates In
tho recent primary woro filed Satur
day In Judge Scully's court Tho potl-
! argest Weekly OrtuUtion Atoag
People d Muree mi Sim
11, 1889, at the Pott Office of Publication,
of March 3, 117. 179 W. Washington St., Chicago, III.
$2 Per Year In Advance.
Honors nre Andrew Metzgor, for coun
ty clerk, Morris Filer for Criminal
Court clerk, George 13. Nyo for Pro
bato Court clerk, V. II, Wosby for
Municipal Court clerk, George W.
Kills for Municipal Judge nnd Alexan
der N. Todd for Sanitary District
No suggestion of falsification is
contained in tho petitions. It Is
merely contended that there were
certain "Irregularities." Mistakes
may have been made, it Is suggested,
in copying. Tho hearing was set for
Wednesday morning nt 10 o'clock be
fore Judgo Scully.
Registration In Chicago 'October 5
wus extremely light as compared with
Only 290,142 voters wont to tho
Of these 219,102 wero men and 70,
1)80 wore women. It Is estimated that
150,000 men wiio registered last year
nre now in tho war. Tho registration
by wards follows:
Wnrd. Men. Women. Total.
1 5,107 CG2 G.0G9
2 G.1CS 2,1150 8,818
i C.821 2,782 9.00G
4 4,309 1.740 C.055
fi 1,503 1,571 G.07-1
0 3,620 3.G10 12,172
7 9,444 4,533 13,977
8 5,192 1,795 0,987
9 5,480 1,912 7,398
10 3,058 1.052 4,110
11 3,593 1,203 4,790
12 5.G15 2,312 7,927
13 7,190 2,035 10,404
14 5,548 2,238 7.78C
15 5,903 1,980 7,919
10 3,150 883 4,039
17 2,234 710 2,941
18 0,053 1,780 8,133
19 2.471 007 3,078
20 2,034 991 3,025
21 5,782 1,483 7,285
22 2.9G8 758 3,720
23 7.419 2,711 10,133
24 4.S0G 1,390 G.19C
25 12,141 5,150 17,291
20 8,247 2,597 11,024
27 11.229 2,938 14,107
28 5,591 1,800 7,391
29 0.151 1,995 8,410
30 4,851 1,707 0,558
31 0,392 2,941 9,333
32 10,109 3,944 11,113
33 10,525 3,743 14,208
34 7.912 2,772 10,081
35 10,143 3,454 13,597
Totals 219,402 70,980 290,412
President Rushy of tho Surface
Lines explains noed for n now trac
tion law in this way:
"You, for instance," said Mr. Rus
hy,, "pay 10 conts to got Into tho
loop or to any point south of Kitty
ninth street now 5 conts on tho sur
faco and then nt Fifty-ninth street 5
cents more on tho surfneo or olovated.
Under tho plan proposed In tho ordi
nance you could not possibly bo called
on to pay more than 7 cents, and In
all probability would poy no more
"Provision is mado for tho collec
tion of 2 cents additional for trans
fers from ono Bystcm to tho othor,
but I am not in favor of tho addi
tional tax and I do not hollovo it ovor
will bo collected."
Discussing tho fear of many out
lying merchants that tho Improved
transportation system would destroy
tholr business by making It easior
for their neighbors to go to tho loop
to shop, Mr. Husby pointed out that
It was an argument which had boon
mado against ovory Improvement in
"Let us prohibit tho salo of auto
mobiles and tear up both surfneo and
elevated tracks and go back to horse
nnd buggy, then perhaps these
fogies will bo satlslled!" Mr. Busby
exclaimed. "And If thoy nro not, kill
all tho horses nnd let's walk.
"Sovcn yenrs' work has been put In
on tho problom, three years on this
ordinance. If it is turned down I'll
cease worrying and spend tho rest of
my ilfo philosophizing on tho prob
lom. Somo younger man ran do tho
worrying, nut what about Chicago?
"Assumo that somo one somo years
lator seven or eight comes along
and gets a lot hottor bargain from
tho ownors of this property, who can
estimate tho loss to tho community
that lias dragged along with no Im
provement in a congested and inade
quate transportation system all those
"About 20 per cent of tho city's
trnlllc Is curried by tho olovated lines
now, when it should ho 05 per cent.
And with transfors botwoen tho sys
toms It will bo G5 per cont, too," ho
What hold havo tho taxis got on the
authorities that thoy can run with
out let or hindrance? Too many poo-
) plo are belnc killed by thorn.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
QUINN JOINS SULLIVAN
North Side Democratic Leader
Quits the Harrison-Hoync-
And Hereafter Will Stand Solidly
Behind the Sullivan j Organiza
tion In Its Fights.
James A. Qulnn, tho most powerful
North Side leader In tho Harrison-Dunno-Trneger-Hoyno
(Aitflt on tho
North Side, has quit them cold.
No ono man on tho North Side ever
fought harder for them or got less
Ho now announces that ho Is be
hind the Sullivan organization with
nil the strength ho enn clvo it.
TO THE BUSINESS
HOUSES OF CHICAGO
The Chicago Liberty Loan Commit
tee Is very anxious to secure your co
operation in giving tho entire city n
gala appcaranco throughout tho re
mainder of tho Liberty Loan cam
paign which closes October 19th.
This It Is felt will help crcato tho
necessary enthusiasm which at prcs-
GOVERNOR FRANK O. LOWDEN,
War Governor, Who Has All the People
out Is greatly needed to Insure tho
success of tho loan.
Inasmuch as Wednesday, Octobor
9th, Is Chicago day, It seems appro
priate to havo all tho busluoss houses
decorated by that tlmo nnd It is our
earnest wish that such decoration bo
left up for tho remainder of tho cam
paign. Wo expressly urgo you to mnko tho
largest posslblo display of Amorlcuu
Hags, allied flags, hunting, banners
with slogans and streamers of all
kinds. Wo enclose selections of slo
gans for uso on banners nnd strongly
urgo you to uso ono or more of them
in your decoration.
I know that wo can count on your
cooperation and that your firm will
tako propor stops to soo thut your
placo of business Is appropriately and
fully decorated for tho balance of tho
Very truly yours,
CHICAGO LIBERTY LOAN COM
MITTEE, Charles W. Folds, Chairman.
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Republican Candidate for Sheriff Will
Be Elected in November Beyond Any
DoubtPeople Are With Him
Thousands of Democrats and Independents Will
Mark Their Ballots for him to
Swell His Majority
Charles W. Peters will bo tho noxt
sheriff of Cook County.
If flltncss for oftlco is tho guldo for
votors to lollow then ho will bo tho
cholco of tho great majority.
For over twonty-flvo years Mr.
Peters has been tho assistant sher
iff or chief deputy of tho sheriff's of-
Familiar with overy detail, trust
worthy and honest, ho has virtually
run this great olllco under all ad
ministrations, whether tho incumb
ent was Domocrntle or Republican.
Mr. Peters haB nover br'oro been
a candldato for nn oloMlve ylllco.
This timo ho was clicen at tho
greatest primary in party history by
tho Ropubllcan voters to lead tho
tickot at this olection.
Ho deserves to bo elected and ho
will bo elected.
Ho will recolvo thousands of
Doiuocrutle votes and thousands of
Indopendout votos In addition to tho
united strength of tiio Republican
VOTE FOR DAILEY
James M. Dailoy, who has mado a
ningnlflcont record on tho Sanitary
entered as Second Class Matter October 11, 18M, at th
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 1I7.
Vis "' cijsIis
Heard, Is n candldato for President
of tho Sanitary District at the ap
proaching election. Voto for him.
Tho law requires that tho Presi
dent of tho Roard be also u Trustoo,
and as Mr. Dalley's name appears
twlco upon tho ballot, voters should
put n cross In front of his nniiio for
each of theso two ofllccs.
Votors of tho 27th Senatorial Dis
trict should seo to It Hint Senator
John Rroderlck is reelected this Fall.
Senator Rroderlck is one of the
best members of the upper house nt
Sprlngflcld and is always watchful of
tho people's rights.
Judge John J. Hooiio, who mado
a splendid record on the Municipal
Court bench, should be returned to
that Ilench In November
Ho proved himself to ho honest,
ablo and fearless in his former term.
Ho is n cnndldnte fur Municipal
Judge oil tho Democratic ticket.
Vote 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 more
votes nt tho primary election than any
other cnndldato on tho Democratic
ticket, deserves his popularity. Ho
has lived nil of his llfo in Chicago,
and is as able as he is popular. Ho
should ho elected to the Hoard of no
vlow. Voto for him.
JAMES M. WHALEN
He Deserves to Be Elected Clerk
of the Criminal Court.
Jnmes M. Whnlon should be elected
clerk of the Criminal court Ho Is
woll qualified for the position and Is
noted for his courtesy to tho public
and his ability as a public olllclal.
Voto for him.
DENNIS J. EGAN
Popular Democrat Should Be
Elected Chief Bailiff of the
Dennis J. Kgnn, tho Democratic
nominee, deserves your voto for chief
bailiff of tho Municipal court. Ho Is
honest, nolo and painstaking, and in
overy position ho has over hold has
served tho peoplo well. Voto for
C. G. DAWES
Former Chicago Banker, Now in
France, Is Given Promotion.
Charlos (lutes Dawes stopped from
thu presidency of the Central Trust
Company to enter tho war two
months aftor tho United states bo
caino involved Ho went in as a lieu
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tenant-colonel with tho 17th engi
neers, nnd since that time promotions
have come to him with regularity,
lie was not in tho sorvlco long when
lie was given a position ns colonel
on (Jen. Pershing's staff nnd later was
mado purchasing agent for tho Amor
lean expeditionary force In France.
That has been his work for several
In Washington a list of promotions
was given out and among them wns
the name of Col. Dawes. The title of
colonel has been removed nnd now ho
Is known ns Hrlg.-Oen. Dawes. With
him have been named for advance
ment to tho rank of brigadier Col.
A D. Kiilskern and Col. William II.
Taylor, also of Chicago.
Dawes is prominently known in
Chicago as president of tho Central
Trust Company and also as vice-president
of tho Chicago Clearing House
Association. Ho was n member of
tho Republican national committee In
1S00 ni.d was comptroller of tho cur
rency from 1897 to 1902. Later ho
founded what is known as tho "down
nnd outs" hotel, ono for men nnd ono
for women, at which u clean bed, bath
and breakfast can be obtained for 10
cents. Those wore erected as memo
rials to his son and mother.
Judgo Thomas I-'. Scully has mado
good ns Judge of tho County Court
Ills administration has been freo
from scandal and hos boon forceful
and useful to tho peoplo. Tho elec
tions have been conducted under his
administration In a mnnnur satisfac
toiy to men or all parties, and tho
manifold duties of this responsible
position havo been faithfully per
formed by Judgo Scully so woll and so
perfectly that voters generally hollovo
that he Is entitled to a re-olectlon
VOTE FOR GIBBONS
Harry R. iJlhbons, tho well known
box manufacturer and director In bov
oral banks, deservos to bo elected
county treasurer, llo Is honest, ablo
and progressive A heavy taxpayer
himself, ho will look after the inter
ests of tho people. Ills onl son Is
with tho nrmy In Franco, and throe
of his nephews aro lighting for Uncle
Sam. Ho is the most popular candl
date in the Held.
VOTE FOR W. J. HEALY
Popular Republican Candidate for
Trustee of the Sanitary District
of Chicago Deserves Election.
William J Henlj has mado a iimf
nlflcent record as nldnrniun from thu
Eighteenth ward. His work in 'u
it council has been commended I"
all bodies Interested in civic refoiu,
and tho upbuilding of Chicago. This
j oar ho has been nominated b tho
Republican part for Trustoo of thr
Sanitary District of Chicago. In the
Intoroht of the taxpayers ho should l"
elected. Ho is Intelligent, wideawake
and honi'hi Vote for him and you will
noor regret it.
Recount of tho ballots cast in the
recent pilmury for Democratic candi
dates for tho llouso In tho twonty-llrst
senatorial district gives Honjamln M.
Mitchell u phuo on tho ticket. Mitch
ell dofeatod John Donloy by 172 votes,
making .Mitchell and Michnul V. Mnhor
tho Democratic candidates.
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