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derman three tenns Vdted for all
things wanted by railroads. Voted
for the telephone franchise, for the
Marshall Field tunnel ordinance.
"C. R. Walleck: Member board of
education when school land leases
were changed. Voted for North
American building lease, which
brings the city $4.80 a square foot
yearly while lessees -get $31 a foot
rental. Voted for Chicago Savings
Bank lease. Voted for the 189
Tribune lease. May be an honest
man, but belongs to an age past.
"Walter C. Bruce: Member board
of education Blue Island. Record
seems to be good. He is attacking
William H. Weber, another Blue
Island man now on board of asses
sors and candidate for re-election.
Bruce points to Blue Island buildings
20 years old which he says have
never paid taxes.
"Smash this alliance of coal and
real estate interests with the tax of
fice. Let us show these politicians
that we have political memories, that
we know who to punish, that we wo
men voters remember our friends.'
Great things can be done for the chil
dren and the school system of this
community if the women will put into
office men who will get into the public
treasury the tax dollars that are
needed money that today is stolen
from the children and the schools.
"If each one of you will get fifty
other women to vote for Towner K.
Webster for the board of review, and
for Walter C. Bruce and Lewis M.
Smith for the board of assessors, a
beginning will be made. It happens
that these men are all on one politi
cal ticket. We can't help that. Our
policy is to remember our friends and
strike blows at our enemies, no mat
ter what parties they are with.
- "The coal trust doesn't care what
party a politician belongs to. The
coal men are bi-partisan and non
partisan. They go after results. Let
us do the same. Let us forget parties
and personal likes and dislikes and
t)ut into the tax offices men who will
obey the tax laws and put into the
county and city treasuries the mil
lions of dollars needed."
On a vote by the raising of hands,
every woman in the audience pledg
ed herself to interview fifty other wo
men in behalf of these candidates.
Mrs. Ida L. Fursman, president of the
federation, spoke on the importance
Last spring a five per cent increase
was made in. the teachers' salaries.
But Chicago can't pay these salaries
because the tax money is hogged by
the big real estate owners. The whole
main load of taxation falls on , the
The Teachers' Federation will sup
port three candidates for municipal
iudge, John A. Watson, Progressive;
Michael Maher, Democrat, and Chas.
L. Billings, 'Republican. These men
were all strong for woman suffrage
in the days when it took more nerve
than it does now.
FROLIC AT STANFORD PARK
j. "Fun for the kiddies" will be the
keynote of the "Annual Hallowe'en
Frolic" at Stanford Park next Sat
urday and Sunday nights.
From the "Dance of the 'Hyper
dinks' ", which will start the doings,
to the "Imps of Hallowe'en" and the
song, "The Goblins," to wind up the
frolic, the kids will dance and play
through a joyful evening in the park
SCORE HURT IN WRECK
Huntington, W. Va., Oct. 28.
More than a score of persons were
injured, three of them probably fat
ally, today when the Washington
Chicago flier of the Chesapeake &
Ohio was partially derailed at Bar
boursville, ten miles east of here to
day. Everyone should economize during
the war. But it hardly seems neces
sary for King Baggot to play ten
parts in one play, as he does in