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wi yw!i 5?liaSja8"3WHj JS55' tVj.TJt.cWS' A-5 7 T,HWfi,n"M,"'V'KI'fS n .--vi r vj - S3A5?5 HP ' ") nitre m SsesM Oasa Matter Oetaaer II, IMS. at the Pest efflee at CMMta,HHmto.anr Aat af Marth 3rd, 117 INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' Entered aa SMend Class Matter October II, 1819, at the Pa Offlaa at Chisago, Illinois, undsr Aet af Marek 3rd. Iff TWENTY -SECOND YEAH, NO. 20. CHICAGO, SATURDAY. MARCH 25, 1011, V7v4"omSrJ WHOLE NUMBER 1,1 10. cri)iraiHvfrtaolr -bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb. aTS CLOSE FINISH A That Is the Best the Harrison People Have to Hope For at this Writing. The Registration Shows Enormous Republican Gains. While There Is a Falling Off in the Democratic Wards. .A The Federation of Labor, the Teachers' Federation, Sixty Per Gent of the Dunne Following and Many Democrats Are Against Harrison. The Briggs House Managers Have Been Too Tho Merrlatu poople claim the elec tion by 60,000 majority. Tho Harrison people say that It will be a cloae finish. " That la ill. ' The heart la out of them aince the revised registration figures have been given out by the election commis sioners. The revised total la 423,619. Th is 31,000 more than the registration at tho 1907 mayoralty election, 24,000 more than tho total at the 1008 presi dential election and 50,000 more than that of the county election last all. Tho 1907 mayoralty election total was 392,287, tho 1908 presidential elec tion total was 409,331 and tho 1910 county election total 373,569. Tho revised totals, which were com piled from the figures reaching the election board following last Satur day's revision of registration, were even larger than many politicians be lieved, were Indicated by the new registration a week ago. Out of the ,75,000 names put on the registry last week about one-third proved to have been removals, while fully 60,000 were of voters who failed to register last fall. Campaign managers of Charles E. Merrlam were elated over the regis tration, as the biggest gains are in territory alwaya considered over whelmingly Republican. Enormous gains were made in the Hyde Park and Lake View wards. Democratic wards like the First, the river and the stockyards wards fell off con siderably from the registration a year ago and four years ago. Revised totala by wards, together with the total registration last fall follow: Revised Ward Men. 18, '11. 1 9,614 2 11,314 3 11,817 ' 4 7,948 B 9,477 0....'. 17,721 7 23,192 8 10,162 9 4,737 10 6,338 11 7,741 12 14,000 13 14,668 14 10,983 15 11,014 16 8,091 17 6,899 18 9,180 19 .. 6,699 20. 12,626 21 11,452 22 '.., 7,427 23 I 9,181 24,..' 9,766 25 24,551 Revised Oct. 22, '10 7,335 10,176 9,916 7,236 8,423 15,411 19,257 9,201 4,320 4,873 6,966 12,487 12,872 9,892 9,889 7,028 6,248 7,951 5,894 11,117 10,038 6,760 8,294 8,983 22,003 , 15,364 19,813 11,971 9,645 9,m 14,543 14,144 11.M1 1S.M4 11,777 26 16,979 27 ................ 22,750 28................ 18,860 30 -, 10,48 31 16M8 32 16,I1 33 12,211 34 1$,4W 3D ttst(((ffsf XVfVlw TsUl M,M S7S,Mt Merrlam Managers ware especially Democrats and Independents to Joyful over the failure of Alderman Kenna and Coughlln to bring the first ward voting atrength up to the point reached In former years. The 9,000 names now on tho First ward poll books are 2,000 less than four years ago. One feature indicating unuaual Re publican strength Is the fact that In the banner, Republican wards tho registration shows a big gain, not only over four years ago, but even over tho figures a year ago, when the city total broko all records. Alderman Mcrrlam's own ward, tho Soventh, shows a gain of 6,000 over tour years ago nnd 3,000 over a year ago. Tho Sixth, thfc other Hyde Park ward, gnlnB 1,000 over four years ago and a smnllor number over last year. In tho Lake View territory, the Twenty-fifth has a total registration nmountlng to 6,000 moro than four years ago, whllo tho Twenty-sixth has 4,000 moro than four years ago. Both wards also show a gain over the 1910 figures. The Twenty-seventh ward", which was cafrled by Merriam at the pri maries, has gained 8,000 over four years ago and 1,000 over one year ago. The Twenty-eighth ward registration is larger thari four yoara ago. In the Englewood warda the Thirty first and Thirty-second both show gains over one year ago and over the 1907 figures. The Thirty-third shows a big gain. The Austin ward, the Thirty-fifth, which Is another strong Republican bailiwick, gains 4,000 over four years ago and 2,000 over one year ago. Two Democratic wards, the Twelfth and Thirty-fourth, show gains over four yeara ago and one year ago, but nearly all the other strong Democratic wards show losses. Among these wards are the Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, " Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Twenty-second Twenty-third and Thirtieth. The Fifth, Eighteenth, Twenty-fourth and Twenty-ninth are Democratic wards which, have made slight galas over four yeara ago, but have loat heavily from laat year's vot ing strength. The home ward of Mayor Busse and Carter H. Harrison, the Twenty-first, has a considerably smaller registra tion than four years ago or last year. It is likely that some of the Demo cratic wards, notably Jhe First, Ninth and Eighteenth, will have their voting population further depleted when bearings on suspect notices are held next week. Fearing the free use ot suspect no tices In an effort to bar voters from casting their ballots In the mayoralty election, the Election Commissioners have deolded to reinstate the rules of former boards in regard to the filing ot the notices. Judge Carter, when on the County bench, aided in the fop station ot a aet ot rules, and while the entire set has sot been found tha two following have been adopted by tha reseat board; No single aflaat shall file mora than thirty-five asldavlts tor suspect no tices. As aflaat must, at the tine of the AUm ot his afiMavlts. prove himself to be a MlllM. ejector is the ward irons which the avspact notices are entered, and also must swear as to his Fresh in Insulting the Win. sources of knowledge for 'the prep- aratlon of such affidavit. Next Monday and Tuesday are the days set by law for the filing of sus pect notices on the registration Just closed Then the board must bear all A coaaUsslon of seventeen Chicago business men, city officials and rail road executives baa been created by the Chicago Associativa ot Commerce I to asaka a thorough investigation ot .wL4' BP . 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PBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBa yi7 h lgggggggggggggggggggH asHHBBSBBBBBBBBBBslM i M 9HBk Hrf BIBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB the cases before the following Tues day, when the election Is held. electrification of steam railroad ter minals In Chicago. Included In the commission are four representatives of the city, appointed several weeks ago by Mayor Busse with the confirmation of the Council, four railroad representatives and nine members of the Association of Com merce. It is the Intention of tho commis sion to engage a chief engineer and a staff of assistants to work out the preliminary engineering problems that will be involved. Tho members of the commission are Paul P. Bird, T. E. Donnelley, Dr. W. A. Evans and Alderman Milton J. Foreman, representing the city; W. A. Gardner, president Chicago & North western Railroad; H. O. Hetsler, president Chicago ft Western Indiana Railroad; Darius Miller, president Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail road; C. E. Schaff, vlco president Big Four Railroad, and E. R. Graham of D. II. nurnham ft Co., Richard C. Hall, Jesso Holdotn, Harrison B. Riley, John W. Scott, Francis T. Sim mons, Mason B. Starring and Fred erick H. Rawson. A meeting at which the selection of a chairman and chief engineer will be reported will be held on Saturday, April 1. All Democrats are united on Henry Stuckart's candidacy for City Treas urer. He Is a sure winner. Adolf Kraus has always borne an honored name in Chicago, and the re cent attack upon him In a morning paper was unwarranted and was properly resented by him. Mr. Kraus appeared at a Harrison meotlng In tho Sixth ward. He defended the former Mayor from the charge that he con doned vlco operations as Mayor and also explained the indictment against the Civil Service Commission during Harrison's first administration. "The law said that a policeman must measure 6 feet 8 Inches In height be fore ho was acceptable under the civil service laws," he aald. "Tho Indict ments against us charged that we ad mltted to the service a policeman named Doone, who measured but 6 feet 7 'inches in height. We de manded a trial and were acquitted ot this ludicrous charge." Francis D. Connery baa made good In every way as City- Clerk and his re-election by a big plurality Is certain. THOMAS A. SMYTH, Popular President of tha Sanitary Board. T . THE CAMPAIGN Clarence 8. Harrow Comes Out for Merriam for Mayor and Union Labor Is For Him Strong. Great Labor Meeting at the Auditorium This Satur day Night for the Republican Candidate fof Mayor. The Briggs House the Support of They Are So Sure of Want The Chicago Federation of Labor Is out for Merriam and has planned a mass meeting to be held In the audi torium Saturday night in tho Interests of Alderman Charles B Merriam for mayor. John Fltspatrlck, president ot the Chicago Federation of Labor,, will presldo at the meeting and the prin cipal speaker will be Clarence S. Vox row, who climbed on the Merriam band wagon yesterday. According to the labor leaders the meeting will be tha largest during the 1 mayoralty campaign. It will furnish Alderman Mtrrtaa tha 'first oppor- Crowd Announce that They Do Not Want the Regular Democratic Organization Chosen Last Fall. the Graft and the Victory that They Do Not Any Dunne Men Very Badly. tunlty he has had in the campaign to uddress a meeting of labor representa tives and other dates for that evening are to be cancelled. Mr. Darrow said that ho welcomed the opportunity to tell the organized worklngmen of the city why in his opinion they should voto for Merriam for mayor. He said the last admin istration of Harrison was not such as would commend htm to Intelligent voters and that tho tlmo was oppor tuno to retlro him permanently as a political factor In tho city. Tho labor leaders aro working harder than over thoy did In a mayor alty campaign for tho success ot Al derman Merriam and thoy wero grati fied last night in having landed Mr. Darrow ns tho principal speaker for tho big mass meeting. Mr. Darrow has acted as attorney for so many labor unlonB that ho Is considered ono of tho most influential men In the city among tho organized workers. Ray mond Robins, who nlso is well known among tho labor men, wilt follow Mr. Darrow on the platform Saturday night. Tho meeting will be opened by President Fitzpatrlck, who promises to glvo his roasons for deserting a Democratic candidate for the flrBt tlmo in his life. A strong line-up of labor leaders will occupy the platform. Among them will bo Edward Nockels, secre tary of the Chicago Federation of Labor ; John A. Metz, president of tho Carpenters' District Council; A. C. Anderson, secretary of the Painters' District Council; C. W. Mills, secre tary of the North and West Side Street Car Men's Union; T. J. Dolan, secretary International Brotherhood of Steam Shovel and Drcdgemen; Qeorgo R. O'Brien, president Chicago Typographical Union No. 16; Thomas A. Hanson, treasurer ot tho Lako Sea men's Union; Victor A. Olandor, sec rotary ot tho Lako Seamen's Union; JameB B. Connors, vlco president of tho Switchmen's Union ot North America, and nobort Nolson, presi dent of tho Ironmolders' Union. Tho last named was himself a candidate for mayor In 18SC on n labor tlckot and polled 28,000 votes. Announcement of the mass meeting on Saturday night will bo made at nil uulon meotlngs during the woek and tho labor mon said laBt night they ex pected to fill tho Auditorium to over flowing with an enthusiastic crowd. The Hogular Democratic organiza tion chosen by tho poople at tho pri maries last fall under the now elec tion laws, has boon turned down by tho Urlggs House Democracy. How many votes this movo will make for Mr, Harrison remains to be seen. Candidates for alderman have re ceived from the Municipal Voters' League ita 1911 platform. They aro asked either to sign the platform as It stands' or change it to conform with their individual views. The league makes it plain that candidates aro not required to sign the platform ex actly in its original form, in order to receive an Indorsement. Among the planks In the platform T are the followtng: Prompt redisricting of the city with each ward as noarly equal n population and as compact and con tiguous In territory as possible. Nonpartisan organization ot the council. No grants to public utility corpora tions for longer than twenty years. Employment or exports In fixing rates for products of public utility corporations. Thorough and huslnoss-llko systom of accounting and auditing in all de partments of tho city government. Tho loaguo will Issuo Ita final re port on candidates within n woek. Of the $1,000,000 appropriated by tho Stato of Illinois for nor schools, Cook county will got about a half mil lion. This bocamo known when Audi tor McCullough begnn tho work of dis tributing, pro rata, according to the number ot porsons in each county un der 21 years of ago, tho state school fund. Cook county Is far In tho lead in amount which will go to an In dividual county, with $408,260.59 to her credit. Sangamon last year re ceived 814,000.47 and Cook county 8361,089.69 under tho census of 1900. This year tho distribution is made ac cording to the figuring of tho census of 1910. Henry Stuckart la steadily gaining in tho City TreaBurershlp raco. The not few yenra will mean much toward Chicago's development Into tho great city that sho Is Intended for and thcro Is great need of able, broad minded and aggreeslvo men In the City Council. Tho voter should not forget this when picking out his can didate for alderman. City Clerk Francis D. Connery will bo ro-olcctod by a big plurality, as ho deserves to be. An entire new systom ot sowors for the downtown buBlnoss district of Chicago tho district boundod by tho rlvor, tho lako and Twelfth street will bo recommended In a report to bo submitted to the City Council by B. J. Miilliiney, Commissioner ot Public Works. The approximate cost of tho Im provements will bo botweon $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. Tho roport says that It Is necessary to complete the greater part ot tho soworago system bofore tho construction ot tho subway Is begun, Tho Investigation ot tho sowerago problem In the downtown district has been going on for a year under tho supervision of C. D. Hill, city super intendent of sewors, who has prepared the report, but it was not until tho tentatlvo plans for tho proposed sub way system were made public that anything definite in regard to tho sewers could be decided upon. The report shows that the present sewer system In the downtown dis trict was designed and completed fifty years ago and Is wholly.inadequate to meet the demands put upon it. It Is planned to build a double sys tem of sewers, one to carry oft tho storm water and the other to carry off the drainage of tho buildings. It ljtj ttAti - .YVi.sfr 'JAb'filua.tAfrS WAtt?e.