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'; THE OHIOAOO 3 it MORE WAR ON JEWS. i The City Administration Continues Its Effort to Make This Great Race a Scapegoat VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. v 'A t ''ikaA ) ' For Conditions Produced by the Inefficiency or Neglect of the Municipal Gov ernment Itself. Habits of Life in the Chicago Ghetto Are Sneered at by the Health Department. Hebrews All Over the Oity Are Up in Arms Over This Latest Ferocious Attack. Nationality Falsely Characterized as Peo ple Who Do Not Live on Good Social Level. "War on the .Tows" continue to bo the slogan of the city administration. Last week It came in n resounding note from tho City Flcalth Department; this week It Is carried again on tho breezes' wing from the samo source. "The Jews are unclean, their homes mut bo burned down," nnd they must be sent adrift as homeless wanderers on tho face of the earth. Tlili, briefly put, Is the policy of tho present City Health Department. No more awful uknso than this was over Issued by any Czar of Russia. It carries with It nil the dreadful Import of n ukase because In Chicago the power of the city administration Is as supreme In municipal affairs as that of any king who ever ruled a realm. Last week tho Harrison Health De partment breathed n sigh of regret be cause It was unable to sprinkle the homes of the Hebrews of the (Ihctto with kerosene and then turn "Mrs. O'l.eary's cow" loose to do business with them In the old historic way. This week wo llnd tho following an nouncement In the -weekly Health De partment bulletin: "The fact that typhoid fever is most prevalent In tho Ghetto district, which has a relatively puro wnter supply, has led many to believe that water Is not responsible for tho present epidemic. This Is u false conclusion. The people of the Ghetto live among Insanitary conditions. Their drnlnago is bad, their sowerago is Insufllclont, their food Is not of good quality. Their vi tality is lowered by their mode of life, nnd they arc more llablo to typhoid fever, as well ns other diseases, than people who live upon n cleaner nnd bet ter social level. "Chicago's one remedy lies In shut ting off nil sewage from the lako and In increasing tho capacity and flow of tho drainage canal. All the sewage of the city north of rullerton nvenuo nnd south of 35th street now pours into tho lake to polluto tho city's drinking sup ply -with tilth and disease." If the department will explain to The Knglo how It ilgures It out that typhoid foyer is due to a polluted wnter supply nnd at tho same time that ty phoid Ls more epidemic among tho Jews of the Ghetto than In any other district f Chicago, this Journal will admit that tho It. V. knows what it Is talking ubout. Does the Health Department mean to Intlmute the water supply of the Ghetto Ih different In quality from that of the rest of Chicago? Is It tho Intention of the Health De partment to demonstrate that there ls ouo quality of water supplied by tho city of Chicago to tho Ghetto and an other to the people of other districts of tho city? In order to be consistent, tho Health Department will hnvo to argue along this line because that institution has iK-en persistently declaiming against the water supply for years, and has en deavored with all its powers of In genuity to demonstrate that the causo of overy epidemic Is the polluted wnter supply. If it is "because of their habits of life" that the .Tews of the Ghetto are nf ili ted with typhoid fever more than any other portion of the community, why is it that Chicago' Health De partment have so stoutly maintained that nil the trouble is with the water? These questions can only be answered In a plain acknowledgment of the evi dent fact that the Harrison administra tion has decided to make tho Jews of the Ghetto the scapegoat for conditions! which are the ieiiilt of neglect by thu city of (its own duties. "As parents are compelled by law to send their children to school, it Is the duty of the Hoard of Kducntlon to pro Mdo pure wnter for the children," wild n Health Department bulletin n few days ago. ThUqiiotntloii Is from one ( our dally contemporaries and speaks for itself. It is in direct contravention of tho facts of tho situation. It Is not the duty of the Hoard of Kdu cation to provide a pure water supply for the pupils In the public schools. It Is the dmy of tho city administration to provide tho necessary wnter supply for the school children ns well as for every other citizen and resident of Chi cago. The city administration collects water taxes for this purpose; the Hoard of Education has nothing to do with the levying, collection or distribution of wnter rates. The city Health Department Is as In- nccurnte and unfair In this regard as It Is in regard to the allegations against the .Tews. Hut parents whose children have suf fered hardships and tho danger of n dread disease through thp incfllclcncy of the Health Department will hold tho city administration responsible, as will the members of the peaceable and In dustrious race who have been subject' ed to such an unfair attack In connec tion with the same subject. Mr. James A. Hogan, general mnnn- ger and secretary of the Illinois Stone Company, would add immensely to the strength of tho Republican city ticket us candidate for City Treasurer next spring. Mr. Hogan can have the nom ination If he cares to become a candi date for It. Charles E. Hyde, head of tho well known merchant tailoring establish ment, would make a winning candidate on the Republican ticket for Mayor next spring. Inasmuch as there has been much discussion of the traction question as "a paramount Issue" of the pending campaign, the Kagle this week ropio duces some valuable Information on tho subject. Franchises of fifty-three lines now owned and operated by the Union Traction Company expire in 1003. The list Includes all the Important principal and crosstown lines on the North and West sides. Secretary George 0. Bikes of tho street railway commission has compiled a table showing tho franc cblses affected and It ls set forth in tho statement that twenty-seven of tho franchises -were granted to the North Chicago Street Railway 'Company and twenty-six to the West Chicago Street Railway Company. Many of tho fran chises, as Indicated by asterisks, are subject to tho act of 1805. Following is a list of the expiring franchises: Stato street, from Lake to Olark streets, by Division street. Clark street, from Washington street to Fullerton avenue. Clark street, from Fullarton avenue to Divereey boulevard. Wells street and Fifth avenue, from Randolph to Clark streets. Center street Clark street to Lin coln avenue. Lincoln avenue Center street to Bel mont avenue. Ashland avenue Belmont to Grace land avenue. Belmont avenue Lincoln avenue to Robcy street. Robey street Belmont avenuo to Roscoe boulevard. Roscoo boulevard Robey street to Western avenue. Division street Wells street to Cly bourn avenue. Olybourn avenue line Division street to Fullerton avenue. Sedgwick street Chicago avenue to Division street. Sedgwick street Division street to Lincoln avenue. Garfield avenuo Lincoln avenuo to Raclno avenue. Racine avenue Webster nvenuo to Center street. Center street Racine avenue to Lin coln avenue. Larrabee street Chicago to Lincoln avenues. Webster avenue Raclno to Lincoln avenues. Sheffield avenue Lincoln avenue to Clark street. Chicago avenue Clark street to LarralKio street. Division street State to Clark streets. Division street Clark street to Cly bourn avenue. Grnccland avenue Evanston avenuo to Ashland avenue. Evanston avenuo Divereey street to Graceland avenue. Wrightwood avenue Short stretch from Lincoln avenuo, Alloy Between LIU and Wrightwood avenues, and between Sheffield and Seminary avenues. LINKS ON THE WEST SIDE. Madison street Stato street to Western avenue. Mndlson street Between Western and Hamlin and Hamlin and Crawford avenues. One of the X Madison street loop Fifth avenue side. Milwaukee avenue lino" Between Lako and Hoisted streets, 'Hoisted street and North avenue, North avenue nnd Armltngo avenue. Hoisted street line Hoisted street loop, Van Buren side; in Clinton street from tunnel to Van Buren street: In Van Buren street between Clinton and Halstcd streets. Hoisted street Vnn Buren street to Bltto Island avenue, and from Blue Isl and avenue to O'Neill street, nnd tho switch tracks on O'Neill street. Blue Island avenue Halstcd street to 15th place, and 15th place to West ern avenue., EAST AND WEST LINES. Armltago avenue Mllwaukco nve nuo to Washtenaw avenue, expired 1808. North nvenuo Mllwaukco avenuo to California nvenuo. Chicago avenue Mllwaukco avenuo to Lenvltt street, and Lcavitt street to California avenue; Kedzlov nvenuo to 40th nvenuo. Grand avenue Mllwaukco to West ern avenues. Lake street Wabash avenuo to Union Park court, theueo to Western avenue, thence to Rockwell street, thence to Homan avenue. Lake street loop Randolph street sldo nnd State street side. Randolph street Stato street to Union Park. Bryan place Randolph street to Lako street Ogden avenue Madison street to 40th avenue. Van Buren street Stote street to Ogden avenue, Ogden avenue to West ern avenue. Polk street Fifth avenue to Canal street. Twelfth street Stato street to Canal street, Canal street to Ogden avenue. Ogden. avenue to Western avenue. Fifteenth place "Dead tracks be tween Jefferson and Ottal streets, (Note Tf therr te anr M authority for tho presence of these tracks In street tho right would Imj terminable by tho city in 1003.V NORTH AND SOUTH LINES. Fifth avenue 'Randolph to Polk streets, Tolk street to 12th street via duct, Randolph street to Lako street Clinton Htreet-Rnndolph street to Mndlson street; Madlson street to 12th street; Mllwaukco avenuo to Randolph street. Canal street Harrison street to Ca nalport avenue. Conalport avenue Cnual street to Hnlsted street. Jefferson street Van Buren street to 15th place. Ilalsted street Mllwaukco nvenuo to Hluo Island avenue, Harrison street to O'Neill street Lenvltt street Chicago avenue to Grand nvenuo. Western nvenuo Lako street to Madison street, Mndlson street to Van Huron street. California nvenuo Armltngo nvenuo to North avenue, Division street to Chi cago avonue. Tho following shows tho dates of ox plrntlons of tho franchise grnnts of tho lines of tho Chicago City Railway Company: WABASH AVENUE AND COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE LINE. Wabash Avenuo Lako street to 22d street, terminable 1003. Twenty second Street Wabash ave nue to Cottage Grovo avenuo, termin able 1003. (Subject to act of 1805.) Cottage Grovo Avenuo 22d street to 30th street, terminable 1003. (From 22d P . ifi YLcHkS jb" . tZ$ '7 V o Om iiTtbit A' "i riff Jilt' Jr i . sK s-3BBBBBBBflkv HON. FRED W. UPHAM. Most Popular Public Officials In tho United States. ' V A. street .to 31st street subject to act of 180T..) Downtown loop of Wnhnsh nvenuo line, expires 1003. INDIANA AVENUE LINE. Eighteenth Street Wabash avenue to Indiana avenue, expires 11103. (Subject to act of 1805.) Indiana Avenue 18th street to Cot tago Grove avenue, expires 1003. (Sub ject to act of 1805.) Twenty-second street to 30th street, terminable 1003. (One track subject to act of 1805.) STATE STREET LINE. Stato Street Lako street to 03d, ter minable 1003. (Part from Lake street to 31st street subject to act of 1805.) Downtown loop expires 1003. CLARK STREET LINE. Clark Street Washington to Polk, expires 1003. (Sub.'cct to act of 1805.) Polk to 22d street, terminable 1003. Archer Avenue Stnte to Hnlsted streets, terminable 1003. (Subject to act of 1805.) Halstcd to 38th street, expires 1003. Thirty-ninth street to Vlnccnncs avo nue, terminable 1003. CANAL STREET LINES. Canal Street Archer avenuo to 20th street, expires 1003. Twenty-ninth Street Cnnnl to Butler street, expires 1003. Wallace Street-20th to 30th street, expires 1003. IIAL8TED STREET. O'Neill to 30th street, expires 1003. Thirty-ninth to 00th street, termin able 1003. ASnLAND AVENUE. Thirty-first to 80th street, expires loot. Thirty-ninth to 00th street, termina ble 1003. WESTERN AVENUE. Archer avenue to 71st street, expires 1015. KEDZIB AVENUE. Thirty-eighth to 03d street, expires 1015. CROSSTOWN LINES. Twenty-first Street Stato street to Dearborn, expires 1003. Dearborn Street 20th to 2lBt street, connecting with Archer avenue, expires 1003. Twenty-sixth Street Cottngo Grovo avenuo to Ilalsted street, expires 1007. Thlrty-llibt Street Lako Park uvcuuo to Pltuey avenue, expires 1003. Pitney Avenue 31st street to Archer nvenuo, expires 1003. Archer nvenuo to Chicago & Alton railroad, expires 100". Ullnmn Streot-31st street to 30th street, expires 1007. Thlrty-llfth Street-Cottage Grovo av enuo to IthoilcH nvenue, expires 1005, Rhodes Avenuo-35th to 30th street, oxplres 1005. Thlrty-llfth Street Michigan nvenuo to State street, oxplres 1012. Stnte street to Ullnmn street, expires 1007. Ullman street to California nvcuue, oxplres 1012. Thirty-ninth Street Cottngo Grovi to Wentworth ftT., ..Tinlnnblo lOos. Wentworth nvenue to nalsted street, terminable 1007. Root Street Stato to stockyards, terminable 1003. Forty-third Streot-llllnols Central tracks to Stafo tmfc xplres 100? Forty-seventh Street Mllnols Central to Cottogo Grovo avenue, oxplres 1015. Cottago Grove avenue to Stato street, expires 1012, Stato street to Ashland avenuo, ter minable 1003. Ashland to Western nvcuue, expires 1012. Western to Archer nvenue, expires 1015. Flfty-flrat Street Grand boulevard to Indiana avenue, expires 1007. Indiana avenuo to State street, ex pires 1000. Statu to Wood street, expires 1010. Fifty-ninth Street Stato street to Western avenue, expires 1015. Slxty-llrst Street Mndlson nvenuo to Cotfago Grovo nvenue, expires 1012. Cottage Grovo avenuo to point 1,000 feet east of South Park avenue, expires 1007. From said point to State street, ex pires 1005. Sixty-third Street Stony Island ave nue to Illinois Central, expires 1012. Illinois Central to Cottage Grovo ave nue, expires 1007. Cottago Grove avenue to Wentwortb avenue, expires 1014. Wentworth to Ashland avenue, ter minable 1003. Ashland to Central Park avenue, ex pires 1013. Sixty-ninth Street Vlnccnncs nvenue to Lenvltt street, terminable )90ft. Leavltt street to Western nvcuue, ex pires 1015. Seventy-ninth Sttcet Vlncennes ave nuo to Hnlsted street, terminable 1008. South Chicago Avenue 71st street to 75th street oxplres 1000. Ovorhend-trolley ucrndi expr' M Thirty-ninth to 07th streets, expires, 100(1. Sixty-seventh street to South Chicago avenue, expires 1000. FIfty-lifth Street-From Cottage Grovo avenue to Lnke avenuo, expires 1000. Jefferson and Lake avenues loop, ex pires 1007. Thirty-ninth ,trcct to Slst street; grant expires In 1007. Overhead trolley permit expires 1004. From 03d street to Vlnccnncs nvenuo expires 1007. Overhead trolley permit for this part expires 1004. Thirty-eighth street to Cist street, ex pires 1015. Wentworth Avenue Archer nvenuo to IlOtli street, expires 1010. Butler to Wnlloco street, expires 1015. Thlrty-nlnth to Root street, expires 1014. Sixty-ninth to 70th street, expires 101 J. CENTER AVENUE. Forty-seventh to 75th street, oxplres 1011. The schedule of dntes for tho fall elec tion has hecu mndo up hy tho Hoard of Klectlon Commissioners ns follows, with registration days on Saturdays to accommodate ninny -who otherwlso would not llud It convenient to register: Saturday, Oct. 4 Last day to fllo nomination papers. Saturday, Oct. 4 First day of regis tration ; polls open from 8 a. m. to 0 p. m. Tuesdny, Oct. 14 Second nnd last day of registration; polls open 8 a. m, to 0 p. in. Saturday, Oct. 18 Revision of regis try; polls open from 0 to 10 p. m. Moudny, Oct. SO Latest day for withdrawals of candldato from ticket. Tuesday, Oct. 7 Latest day for filing lodgliig-houso statements. Tuesday, Nov. 4 Election day; polls open from 0 a. m. to 4 p. m. Spencer Word Is ouo of Chicago's most brilliant and capable lawyers. Correspondence from Many Headers of the Chicago Eagle on Subjects of Pnbllo Interest. Political, Municipal, Economic, Social and Other Questions Treated from . Various Points of View. Citizens from Many Farts of Town Write of Men and Events of the Day. . Pointed Questions Asked Regarding the Trams actions of Public Bodies and of Political Leaders. Gossip of the Oity and of the Oountry Forms the Subject of Communications. To the Kdltor of Tho Eagle-Dear Sir: Permit me to draw your atten tion nnd that of your renders to on oc currence which took place the other day and which tends to show to some extent Just how much our civil service police force have to do with politics nnd other kinds of Intrigue which were supposed to hnvo been completely eliminated with tho Installation of the so-called merit system. The Incident In question arose over the Interference of n police otllclal of the AVcst Sldo with some of the busi ness arrangements of n well-known Democratic politician. 'J lie politician, who, hy the way, Is an athlete, and who claims a right to the allegiance of the pollen otllclal In question, met tho latter In it saloon a few evenings ago, and reprimanded liliu for his action. The police otllclal retorted sharply, whereupon the politician proceeded to administer a severe thrashing to the policeman. The ollleer was badly beat en up, the politician literally mopping the floor with the blue-coat I send you this story because It tends to con-llt-iu much that has recently appeared In your columns, but while 1 furnish you with names, etc., for your own In formation, 1 would ask you not pub lish these latter details on account of obvious reasons. It Is remarkable, though, how quiet the whole matter has la-en kept, notwithstanding that the chief sufferer was n high police otllclal. Yours sincerely, A PLAIN CITIZEN. To tho Kdltor of The Eagle-Sir: As a constant reader of your paper I de slro to congratulate you upon the stand you havo taken in regard to tho slot gambling machine nuisance. The Kaglo has certainly done good service In the causo of public morals through Its determined light; upon gambling of nil kinds, and 1 hope your paper will keep up Its opposition to tho slot ma chine form of this vice until every one of these devices havo been driven out of town. I wish to Inform you in this connection that gamesters with a pas sion for this kind of rccrcntlon llud all the slot machines they want plying without let or hindrance west of State street nnd south of 30th street. In nil other sections of the city tliey are barred. Is this the sort of "partiality" to which you had refereuee In your last edition? Yours truly, ONE OF THE FINEST. Editor Chicago l.'agle: Hear Sir Now that the Hoard of Education' has ulllrmed the rule that no tlowers shall he presented to graduates at the commencement exercises of tho public schools, on the grounds that the expense of the dowers' was too serious a bunion for the pupils' parents and friends to bear, I would like to draw attention to another matter which con stitutes a much more severe burden on pupils' parents, but which the Hoard of Education seems to be entirely oblivi ous of. This is the frequent changes made In the text-books of the public schools on tho most frivolous pretexts. These ehahges are made so often that people having three or four or more children are unable to utilize the books used by one child for another. I know of several cases In which a change of readers was made In one term and back again to the old one tho next. As this adds much more expense on tho parents than tho purchase of tlow ers, which Is purely voluntary, while the clmiigu of text-books Is inunbitor. It Is a curious thing that the Ilontil of Education should maintain such a sys tem. Can any one explain the reason why? A OIIK'.UIO PAHKNT. Robert Renslmw will be elected to tho House of Representatives In the Thirty first Senatorial District. Mr. Renslmw Is a first-class business man, has lived all his life on tho North Side, and would makeun able and honest representative of the people of tho Thirty-first Dis trict. Hon., Henry Sherman Houtell, the Re publican candidate for Congress In the Ninth District, will certainly bo re elected, as he deserves to be. Mr. Hou tell Is beyond question one of the bright est nnd brainiest men ever sent to Con gress from Cook County or tho Stato of Illinois. Hluco his election to tho na tional legislature Mr. Houtell has proven hliusilf to be not alone n con sistent Republican, but ulso an Ameri can citizen who has the Idea ever up permost that the welfare of nil the peo ple and the nation as a whole Is the paramount Issue. Mr. HouteliV record Is one of which his constituents as well ns himself have good reason to be proud. Ills re-elect Ion wilt be no more than a lifting tribute to honest, able and faithful service In public oltlce. Daniel .T. McMnhou, the well-known lawyer for the Hoard of Education, would make an ahlc.luilgc. Ills nom ination for the Judiciary on the Demo cratic ticket would mean his election. A. .1. Kettering's plurality In the Third Senatorial District will be one of the largest the Republican voters will roll up In Cook County this fall. Mr. Kettering was one of the nblest and most useful members of the Forty-llrst (icneral Assembly. T. J. Iliirnu would make it llrst-ehiss representative of the Seventeenth Sen atorial District. Mr. Iliirnu is one of the most popular Democrats on the West Side. Vote for Henry C. Reltlcr, the honest and honorable Republican legislative candidate In the Thlrty-llrst Senatorial District. Congressman Mnliony will bore-elected without any trouble this full. All the people are with him Republicans ns well as Democrats. Justice John K. Prindlvllle would make an excellent Judge. He Is one of the nblest members of the magisterial bench In Chicago. Miles J. Deviue Is an able and nu hon orable lawyer. The Interests of his cli ents are always safe In his hands. Vote for Joseph Clreln for County Commissioner. Mr. (irclu Is thu pro prietor of the popular buffet at 00 East Randolph street. Mr. (ireln is u thorough-going business man and would make an excellent member of the Coun ty Hoard. Justice John Richardson Is not only a good magjstrate; he Is also one of Chi cago's most respected citizens. Fred A. Husse, the Republican candi date for State Treasurer, wl" be elect ed by the largest plurality ever record ed In an off year election. tEx-Aldcrinan Edward Muelhoefer would make a formidable candidate on the Republican ticket for City Clerk. He would also add to the strength of the ticket generally, as there Is no more popular business man or politician on the North Side. Congressman (ieorgo P. Foster's elec tion hi the Fourth Congressional Dis trict being a certainty, his constitu ents are said to be already planning u great Jubilation In honor of the event. Mr. Foster deserves all thu honors tho voters of Chicago can bestow upon lilm. Ho Is a typical Clilcagnau, it statesman of llrst-elnss qualifications, and u man who has tho rare but highly prized quality of being faithful to his friends. Hon. John J. McMiiuaman would make a useful and capable member of the next Legislature, Hon. W. W. Wilson, tho Republican candidate for Congress lit tho Third District, has a walkaway, but his friends are leaving nothing undone In tho endeavor to elect him by thu larg est plurality secured within thu con fines of Cook County. Hon. William I.orlmer will sweep all opposition before hUn In the Sixth Con gressional District A. R. Porter, Republican candldato for Clerk of tho Appellate Court, will undoubtedly bo elected. His record both as a public official and as n private citizen is such as to entitle hlui to tho confidence of tho people.