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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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New York, Oct 16. Another big
railroad president has come out for
Pres. Wilson's re-election.'
Following unexpected interview of
Pres. Lovett, head of Union Pacific
road and life-long Republican, who
will support Wilson, comes P. D. Un
derwodd, president- of the Erie, who
is out for Wilson strong.
Underwood insists .Wilson did not
play politics in getting the 8-hour
day for trainmen, that he used his
best judgment in handling the rail
strike situation and, anyway, the
law is hare to stay and Republicans
voted for it i
Underwood is pleased with the
fairness of Wilson in making ap
pointments. Underwood says pros
perity is here and says none can
deny that Wilson laws have stabilized
business. He praised especially the
federal reserve, rural credits and
child labor acts.
Don't be carried away with any
statements a political party on the
"outs" may make, he advised.
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Two women made political speech
es in Chicago Friday. Hugh Reid,
secretary of Wijson Independence
league, tells how it looks to- him.
"One woman was Mrs. H. O. Have
meyer. Her husband sold his inter
est in the sugar trust for $10,000,000
a few years ago. Every woman in
Chicago who buys sugar pays a spe
cial profit to the Havemeyers. It was
proper for Mrs. Havemeyer to speak
in Bellevue pi., in the fashionable
North Shore section of the 21st ward.
It was proper for her to tell women
to vote for Hughes.
"Miss Agnes Nestor spoke in Co
han's Grand at noon. She is a glove
maker and president of the Chicago
WomanS Trade Union league. She
spoke for the women .who buy sugar
instead of selling it Miss Nestor
asked the working women of Chica
8-hour day for everybody is coming
faster because of Wilson.
"Tell voters to take their choice
between these two women advocates."
A fire in the dry kiln of S. Karpen A
Bros.' furniture factory at 22d St.
and Union av., yesterday overcame
23 firemen, caused $100,000 damage
and nearly resulted in death of one
fire fighter. An overheated pipe
started the blaze; it is still smoul
dering. Julius Zock, pipeman, squad 2,
was playing a hose into the blaze
from the roof when the structure
collapsed. He fell into the burning
building, but was pulled out by Fire
men Wm. Hattenhaber and Wm.
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Prohibitionists. Frank Hanly and
Ira D. Landrith on Prohibition spe
cial, en route North Vernon, Ind., to
Detroit, Mich., for big rally Monday
Republican. Charles E. Hughes
spoke in Nebraska Monday and will
address night meeting at Omaha.
Socialist A. L. Benson en route
Fresno, CaL, for meeting Monday
Democratic. President Wilson at
Shadow Lawn and had no speaking
engagements Monday.
"E. E. "Salisbury, 54, 2501 N. Fran
cisco av., was hit by a Boston Store
wagon Saturday at Jackson and
State. Taken to St Luke's -hospital
Bruised up. S. Sutton, 5417 W. 22d
pL, was driver.
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New York. Chicago, New York
Boston, Philadelphia and St Louis
are among stingiestities in coun
try, say charity statisticians, who say
most liberal city is Hartford, Conn.,
then Reading, Detroit and Pittsburgh,
go to vote for Wilson. She said the 1

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