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dCNRY F. DONOVAN, Editor and Pablliacr
Enteral M Second Clan Matter October It,
UN. Rt the l'ct Office at Chicago, IlliooU, under
Act oi March J, 1979. ,
Incorporated undar tha Laws of
with the mayor, levies tho taxes (or
nil city purposes.
School Tax Tho city council and
tho mayor make a separate levy for
this purpose.
Library Tax The city council and
tho mayor make a separate levy for
this purpose.
Sanitary District The tax 1b levied
by the board ot trustees.
South Park System Tho South
Park Commissioners levy for park
purposes in tho towns of South Chi
ongo, Hyde Pork and Lake.
West Park System Tho West Chi
cago Park commissioners levy for
park purposes In the town of West
Lincoln Park The Lincoln Park
commissioners are not "corporate ait
Ihorltles," the Lincoln Park net not
having been adopted by popular vote.
Tho levy for Lincoln Park Is made by
tho county treasurer, acting as ex
officio supervisor.
Itldgo Park A small park district
In Rogers Park, organized under tho
law providing for local park districts
by popular vote. The board of five
commissioners levies for tho district.
Tho North Shore Park District Or
ganized the same as Ridge Park.
Federal Building, Adams and Clark i blvd., north to W. Washington blvd.
streets. I 14. W. Chicago ave. and N. Astt
Fort Dearborn site tablet, 1 River land ave., west to N. 40th ave., south
street, opposite Rush street bridge. to W. Washington blvd., east to N.
Grand Army hall, public library , Ashland blvd., north to W. Chicago
building, Randolph street and Mich ave.
igan avenue. 16. W. North nvo. and N. Robey,
Iroquois theater fire, scene of, 79-83 west to N. St. Louis ave., south to
Randolph street. W. Chicago ave., east to N. Ashland
Jackson Park, World's Fair, 1893. I ave., north to W. Division, west to N.
By Henry P. Doaevan.
Judgo Edward Osgood Brown of the
Appellate Court appears to have the
Inside track for that Chicago Federal
SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1913.
If the "homo rule," demanded by
Chicago aldermen Is the Phono Rule"
the 'City Council has been banding to
the people, then Chicago does not
want any moro of It.
If the people of Chlcngo nro given
the referendum and tho right to voto
on phone franchises, they will then
havo tho kind ot "homo rule" they
The house passed the bill fixing the
salary of the clerk ot tho Superior
Court at $10,000 a year and providing
that all fees and costs shall be paid
quarterly Into the state treasury.
A bill creating the office of deporta
tion agent, appointive by the state
board ot administration, was passed
by the house.
The house advanced to third read
ing the three bills providing for tho
direct nomination and election of
United States senators.
The house refused to suspend tho
rules for the advancement of the
Cook County Civil Service Act, and
the park consolidation act, and both
wero left on second reading.
Alderman Irwin R. Hazen of tho
Thirty-third ward was given a grand
banquet by his many admirers and
supporters at tho late election, In
the Casino at Rlvervlew Park. The
alderman was presented with a mag
nificent diamond star during the eve
ning. George Hltzman was toast
master and
Hon. John E. Northrup delivered
the presentation address. Other
speakers wero: Attorney Henry N.
Soltenberg, ot tho Dover Club; Mr.
Snow, of Austin; Judge Qoodenow,
Aid. Hazen's long-time law partner;
Alderman Lewis Sltts; Central Com
mitteeman Arnold; Chairman Memo
L. MIchelBen, of Aid. Hazen's Cam
paign Committee; Mr. Llcht, of Aus
tin; Ex-Aid. Stewart, of the Twen
tieth ward; President Thelin, of the
Austin Ward Club; Hon. Ben. Short;
Mr. Buck, of Austin, and Robert E.
Pendarvls of Mont Claro.
Al. Severson, the renowned singer
and tho Armltage Avenue Quartetto
furnished good musical entertainment,
rendering "America," "Illinois," "Die
Wacht Am Rhine," and other National
Judge Klckham Scanlan has always
been tho friend of the oppressed and
his stand in the recent street car
arbitration was In keeping with his
Lite Saving Station, at mouth ot
Lincoln wigwam tablet, Market and
Lake streets.
Logan statue In Grant Park (lake
Marquette Building sculpture pan
els, Dearborn and Adams streets.
Marquette-Jollet cross, Robey street
and drainage canal.
Masonic Temple; view of city from
Massacro monument in 18th street
near the lake.
McKinley statue in McKlnley Park.
Public Library, Michigan avenue
and Washington street.
South Water street; commission
house district' '
State street department stores;
shopping district. ,
Stockyards, Halstcd and Root sts.
University of Cbtcago, Midway
Washington statue, Grand boule
vard and 61st street.
Wooded Island in Jackson Park.
Waat Division.
Douglas Park.
Drainage canal.
Garfield Park.
Ghetto district on South Canal, Jef
ferson and Maxwell streets; fish mar
ket on Jefferson street from 12th to
Jefferson street north of Randolph
and Desplalnes street, scene of an
archist riot.
Hull House, 336 South Halstcd st.
Humboldt Park.
Humboldt, Ltef ErlcBon, Reuter and
Kosciusko monuments In Humboldt
Parental school, St. Louis and Ber
wyn avenues.
Police monument (Haymarket), In
Union Park.
Fire tablet (1871), 137 DeKoven
The following announcement wus
sent out by Holt, Wheeler & Sldley:
"Following the lamented death ot
Arthur Dana Wheeler, the surviving
partners tako pleasure In announcing
that on Sept 1, 1913, the Hon. Charles
S. Cutting, for thirteen years judgo of
tho Probate Court of Cook County,
will become associated with them In
tho general practlco of tho law, under
the Arm name ot Holt, Cutting & Sld
"I am rosignlng because of tho an
noyance caused by constantly recur
ring elections. A man Is no longer
judged on his merits whllo on the
bench. Judges aro praised or blamed
according to tho parties they happen
to belong to. The constant worry and
annoyance caused by this sort ot
thing has been too much for me. It
it wore not for that I would gladly
remain on the bench."
The Jurist's resignation will be sent
to Gov. Dunne, who will appoint his
successor. Judgo Cutting Is a repub
lican. Tho Jurist was tho only can
didate on tho republican ticket who
won in Cook County in 1910.
Judge Cutting mentioned the fact
that In private practlco ho will be In
n position to make more money than
ho Is at present.
Judge Cutting will toko tho plnco
of tho late Arthur D. Wheeler In tha
firm of holt, Wheeler & Sldloy. Tho
other members of tho law firm nro
William P. Sldloy and Charles S. Holt.
ChnrlPH S. Cutting 1ms been Pro
bate Judge of Cook County slnco
1899. Ho came to Chicago In 18M)
from Palatine, III., where ho had been
principal of the high school. Trom
18S7 to 1S99 ho was mnstor In chan
cery of tho Circuit Court. In 1899 ho
was elected to the Prohato Court and
was twice ro-olected Ho Is a formor
president of the Union Leagua Club
nnd n member of the Hamilton and
tho Hnwkoyo Fellowship clubs.
Judgo Cutting was born nt High
gate Springs, Vt., In 1854, and Is a
graduate of Willamette university,
Salem, Ore. For a timo ho was assist
ant editor of the Cedar Rapids (Iowa)
Times Ho lives in Austin.
Judgo Cutting was nominated by
President Tnft last December to bo
Judgo of tho United States Court for
tho Chicago district. Confirmation of
tho appointment was held up by
demo ratH In tho senate.
John C. McDonnell, chief of the
city bureau of Are prevention and
public safety, conferred with Chief of
Police McWeeny with a .view to cur
tailing promiscuous firework celebra
tions on the Fourth of -July. Thoy
agreed to co-operate In the matter ot
enforcing tho city ordinances govern
ing the sale and use of fireworks.
This year the city officials hope to
confine tho sale of fireworks to thoso
dealers' who have taken out city li
censes for such sales. They also In
tend to limit sales to persons who
havo permltB for public displays.
"We will try to discourage promis
cuous fireworks celebrations of Inde
pendence day," said .Chief McDon
nell. "The city ordinances are ex
plicit and all violations will bo re
ported to tho police department for
action against tho offenders."
James S. Hopkins, the well known
lawyer, talked of for tho Circuit
bench, would make an excellent Pro
bato Judgo to succeed Judge Cutting.
Judgo John R. Caverly has tho pub
lic with him in tho common-sense
views ho expresses from tho bench.
It docs not hurt a judgo to Bhow hu
manity to tho downtrodden.
Chicago is taxed nearly to death
and thero Is moro coming.
The Federal Government outside of
Its Bpeclal taxes levies an Income tax
and n Corporation tax.
The other taxes In Chicago are lev
led by tho following bodies;
State Tax For stnto purposes. Tho
governor, auditor and treasurer con
stitute tho board which ascertains the
rate per cent required to produco tho
amount of taxes levied by tho general
assembly. The "stato school tax" la
levied in tho same manner,
County Tax Tho county board lov
los tho taxes for nil county purposes.
City Tax Tho city council, acting
Chlcngo Is full of attractions for
visitors, outsldo ot Its 810 theaters
and hundreds ot car routes. Among
tho principal features tho following
nro worth looking at;
North Division.
Water Tower, Chicago avenue wa
ter works.
Academy of Sclonccs museum, Lin
coln Park.
Cemeteries Grncelnnd, Rosohlll,
Calvary, St. Boniface.
Grnnt, Lincoln, Schiller, Goethe nnd
other monuments, Lincoln Park.
' Historical Society, Dearborn nvo
nuo and Ontario stroot.
Lako Shore Drive, Gnnsborgen Boul
evnrd. Lincoln Park consurvntorles and
Nowborry Library, Clnrk street nnd
Walton place.
DePnul Unlvorslty, Webster nnd
Sheffield nvonues.
Marino Hospital, Clnrondon and
Grnceland avenues.
Soldiers' monuments in St. Boni
fnco, Ilosehlll, Cahnry and Grnceland
Indian trail treo, Glencoe.
South Division.
Continental and Commorclnl Bank
building, La Snllo, Adams, S. Wells
nnd Qulncy streets.
Court Houso nnd City Hnll, Clark,
La Salle, Randolph and Washington
Art Institute, on tho lake front, foot
of Adnms street.
Audltorlnm towor, Wabash avenuo
and Congress street; view of city.
Ulackstono branch library, Lake
avenuo and 19th street.
Bonrd of Trade, La Sallo street and
Jackson boulevard ; admission to gal
lery. Cahokla pourthouso on Wooded Is
land In Jackson Park.
Cnrnvols In Jackson Park.
Chicago Normal School, CSth street
and Stownrt avenuo.
Confederate monument In Oak
woods Cemetery,
Crorar Library, 87 Wabash avenuo,
sixth floor.
Douglns monument, 35th street nnd
Ellis nvrnuo.
Field Museum, In Jackson Park.
Following are the ward boundaries
In Chicago:
1. Chicago river west and south to
Wallace, south to W. 26th, east to
Princeton, south to W. 28th pi., east
to S. 6th ave., south to W. 30th, east
to Wentworth ave,, south to W. 31st,
east to Lake Shore right of way,
north to W. 2Cth, oast to 8. Michigan
are., north to E. 26th, east to Indiana
ave., south to E. 20th, east to South
Park ave., south to E. 31st, east to
Lake Michigan, north to river.
2. Lake Michigan and 31st st.,
west to South Park ave., north to E.
2Cth, west to Indiana ave., north to
E. 26th, west to, S. Michigan ave.,
south to E. 2Cth, west to Lake Shore
right of way, south to W. 31st, west
to Wentworth ave., north to W. 30th,
west to S. 6th ave., south to W. 33rd,
west to Stewart ave., south to W.
89th, eaat to Cottage Grove ave.,
north to 38th, east to Lake Michigan,
north to 31st.
3. Lake Michigan and 47th, west
to St. Lawrence ave., south to E. 49th,
west to S. State, north to W. 43rd,
west to Princeton ave., north to W.
39th, cast to Cottage Grovo ave.,
north to E. 38th, east to Lako Mich
igan, southeast to 47th.
4, Wallace and river, west and
south to W. 34th pi., east to S. Hal
sted, north to W. 34th, east to Union
ave., south to W. 36th, east to Wal
lace, north to W. 33rd, east to S. Gth
nvo., north to W. 28th pi., west to
Princeton avo north to W. 25th, west
to Wallace, north to river.
6. From intersection of river and
south fork southeast along canal to
W. 39th, west to S. 48th ave., south
to W. 45th, east to S. Ashland ave.,
north to W. 43rd, east to Princeton
nvo., north to W. 39th, west to Stow
nrt ave., north to W. 33rd, west to
Wallace, south to W. 36th, '"est to
Union nvo., north to W. 34th, west to
S. Halstcd, south to V. 34th, west to
south fork of river and northwesterly
to river.
C. Lnko Michigan and E. 17th st.,
west to St. Lawrence ave. south to E.
49th, west to S. Stato, south to E.
C3rd, east to South Park ave., north
to E. GOth, east to Lake Michigan,
northwest to 47th.
7. Lake Michigan and E. COth st,
west to South Park nvo., south to E.
C3rd, west to Stewart nvo., south to
W. CCth, cast to Harvard ave., south
to W. 07th, east to Wentworth nvo.,
south to W. 71st, cast to S. State,
south to E. 75th, cast to Stony Island
ave., north to E. 73rd, cast to lake,
northwest to E. 00th.
8. Lnko Michigan and E. 73rd St.,
west to Stony flslnnd ave., south
through Lnko Cnlumet to city limits,
enst to Indlnnn stnto lino, north to
lake nnd northwest to 13. 73rd,
9. Stony Island nve. nnd E. 75th,
west to S. Stnto, south to W. 79th,
west to Wnllnco, south to W. 84th,
rnst to Stownrt nve south to W.
103rd, west to S. Hoisted, south to
W. Ill th, west to S. Poorln, south to
W. 115th, west to Vlncennos avo
southwest to Lyon nve., oast to S.
Ashland nvo., south to W. 123rd, enst
to S. Hnlsted, Bouth to city limits,
enst to Stony Islnnd nvo., projected,
nnd north to E. 75th.
10. 8. Contor nvo. nnd W. 12th,
west to Loomls, north to Taylor, west
to S. Wood, south to W. lfitli, enst to
S. Ashlnnd nvo., south to river, north
east to S. Morgan, north to W. 18th,
enst to S. Morgan, north to W. 10th,
vest to S. Centor nve., north to W.
11. S. Wood nnd Taylor, west to
S. Onkloy blvd., south to W. 12th,
west to P., C C. & St. L. R. R., south
to cnnnl, northenst to S. Ashland ave.,
north to W. ICth, west to S. Wood,
north to Taylor.
12. W. 12th and P C, C. & St. L.
R. It., west to S. Kcdzlo ave., south to
W. 19th, vest to S. Homnn nve., north
to Ogden nvo., southwest to Clifton
Pnrk nvo., south to W. 24th, west to
S. Central Park ave., south to canal,
northeast to P C, C. & St. L. R. R.,
north to W. 12th.
13. W. Wnshlngton blvd. nnd N.
Oakley blvd., west to N. 40th avo
south to W. 12th, east to S, Oakley
Rob.ey, north to W. North ave,
1C. River and Fullerton ave., west
to N. Robey, south to W. Division,
east to river, northwest to Fullerton
17. River and W. Division, west to
N. Ashland ave., south to W. Klnzte,
east to river, northwest to W. Divi
sion. 18. River and W. Klnzte, west to
N. Ashland ave., south to W. Wash
ington blvd., west to N. Oakley blvd.,
south to Taylor, east to 8. Hermitage
ave., north to W. Van Buren, east to
river, north to W. Klnzle.
19. River and W. Van Buren St.,
west to S. Hermitage ave., south to
Taylor, cast to Loomls, south to W.
12th, east toS. Hnlsted, north to Tay
lor, east to S. Desplalnes, south to
DeKoven, east to S. Jefferson, south
to Bunker, east to river, north to W.
Van Buren.
20. River nnd Bunker, west -to S.
Jefferson, north to DeKoven, west to
S. Desplalnes, north to Taylor, west
to 8. Halstcd, south to W. 12th, west
to S. Center ave., south to W. 10th,
east to S. Morgan, south to W. 18th,
west to 8. Morgan, south to W. 18th,
west to S. Morgan, south to river,
northeast to Bunker.
21. Lake Michigan and Fullerton
ave., west to N. Clark, southeast to
Sedgwick, south to W. Division, east
to Orleans, sooth to river, east to
lake and north to Fullerton ave.
22. Menomonee and Sedgwick,
west to Larrabee, north to Center,
west to Racine nve., south to Cly
bourn pi., west to river, south and
southeast to Orleans, north to W. Di
vision, west to Sedgwick, north to
23. Cornelia ave. and Lake Mich
igan, west to Southport ave., south to
.Roscoe, east to Racine avo., south to
Fullerton ave., east to Sheffield ave.,
south to Center, east to Larrabee,
south to Menomonee, east to Sedg
wick, north to N. Clark, northwest
to Fullerton ave., east to Lake Mich
igan. 24. Roscoe and Racine aves., west
to N. Western ave., south to Belmont
ave., west to river, southeast to Cly-
burn pi., east to Racine ave., north
to Center, east to Sheffield ave., north
to Fullerton ave., west to Racine ave.,
north to Roscoe.
26. Lake Michigan nnd Rogers
ave., southwest, to Howard, west to
Ridge road, southeast to Devon ave.,
east to N. Clark, southeast to South
port ave., south to Cornelia ave., east
to Lake Michigan, northwest to Rog
ers avo.
20. Ridge road and Howard, west
to N. Kedzle ave., south to Devon
ave., west to north shore channel,
south along channel and river to Bel
mont ave., east to N. Western ave.,
north to Roscoe, east to Southport
ave., north to N., Clark, northwest to
Devon, west to Ridge road, northwest
to Howard. t yf
27. North shore channel and De
von ave., west to N. 64th ave., thence
along city limits as established by
annexation of Norwood Park to Park
Ridge blvd. on north and Highland
ave. on west, east and south to Bryn
Mawr ave., east to N. COth ave., south
to Irving Park blvd., west to N. 72nd
ave., south to Belmont avo., east to
N. 40th nve., south to Fullerton ave.,
east to N. Central Park ave., north
to Dlversey ave., east to N. Fran
cisco, north to Belmont ave., east to
river, northwest'along river and chan
nel to Dovon ave.
28. River and Belmont ave., west
to N. Francisco, south to Dlversey
nvo., west to N. Sacramento ave,,
south to W. North ave., east to N.
Robey, north to Fullerton ave., east
to river, northwest to Belmont avo.
29. S. Center ave. and W. 43rd,
west to S. Ashland ave., south to W.
45th, wost to S. 48th ave., south to
W. GOtli, cast to S. Robey, south to
W. 71st, east to Loomls, north to W.
COth, west to S. Wood, north to W.
Garfield blvd., east to Loomls, north
to W. 47th, east to S. Center ave.,
north to w. 43ra.
30. S. State and W. 43rd, west to
S. Center ave., south to W. 47th, west
to Loomls, south to W. Garfield blvd.,
cast to S. Stato, north to W. 43rd.
31. S. State and W. Garfield blvd.,
west to S. Wood, south to W. CCth,
east to Loomls, north to W. 03rd, east
to S. State, north to W. Garfield Park
32. Stewart avo. and W. 03rd, west
to Loomls, south kto W. 71st, west to
S. Roboy, north to W. COth, west to
S, 48th nvo., south to W. 87th, east to
S. Western avo., south to W. 99th,
west to Ogden avo. (Morgan Park),
south to W. 115th, east to S. Western
avo., south to Lyon avo., east to Vln
conncs nve., northenst to Rnymond,
onBt to S. Morgan, north to W. 111th,
woBt to S. Contor nve., north to W.
107th, oast to S. Halstcd, north to W.
103td, east to Stownrt nve., north to
W. 84th, west to Wnllnco, north to
W. 79th, enst to S. Stnto, north to W.
71st, west to Wentworth nvo., north
to W. C7th, west to Harvard ave..
north to W. CCth, west to Stewart
nve., north to w. 03rd.
33. Dlvorsoy nnd N Sncrnmcnto
nves., west to N. Ccntrnl Pnrk nvo.,
south to Fullerton nvo., west to N.
40th nvo., north to Belmont nvo., wost
to N. 72nd nve, south to North nvo,,
east to S. Austin avo., south to Mad
ison, cast to N. 52nd nve., north to
W. Kinle, oust to N. 10th nvo., north
to North nve., enst to N. 40th nvo.,
north to Armltngo nvo., enst to Snc
rnmcnto nve., north to Dlversey nve.
31. S. Kcdzlo nnd W. 12th, west
to S. IGth ave., south to W. 39th, east
to canal, northenst to S. Central Pnrk
nve, north to 24th, enst to Clifton
Pnrk nvo., north to Ogden ave., north
enBt to S. Homnn nve., south to W,
19th, east to S. Kedzlo, north to W,
35. N. Sacramento avo. nnd Arml
tngo nve., west to N. 40th nvo., south
to W. North nvo., west to N. 40th
nvo,, south to W. Klnzle, west to N,
52nd nve., south to Madison, west to
S, AuBtln ave., south to W. 12th, east
to S. 40th ave., north to W, Chicago
ave., east to St. Louts ave., north to
W. North ave., east to Sacramento
ave., north to Armltage ave.
Federal officials In Chicago get the
following annual pay:
District attorney $10,000
Postmaster 8,000
Collector of customs 7,000
Treasurer 6,000
Marshal 5,000
Naval' officer 6,000
Internal revenue collector .... 4,600
Pension agent 4,000
United States engineer 3,600
Appraiser 3,000
Prof, of meteorology (weather) 3,600
Work the Trustees of the Sanitary
District of Chicago Are Dointf
for the People.
The slaughter ot Chicago people by
automobiles is attracting widespread
attention and causing a great deal ot
,An uprising that will crystallize In
rigid laws governing automoblllsts
was predicted by Coroner Hoffman
unless something Is done to put an
end to the taking ot human life. The
number of deaths In automobile acci
dents so tar this year Is more than
100 per cent greater than for .the cor
responding five months last year. The
coroner declared that he can recall
only one case where any one has
been convicted In connection with an
automobile killing.
He was moved to his sensational
prediction when he reached his office
one day last week and learned of the
death that day of Harry Smith, a
union painter.
"This appears to be a particularly
bad case," said the coroner. "From
what I learn Smith was run down and
killed by an automobile at South
State and 13th streets. The chauf
feur and' his passengers abandoned
their machine and escaped on foot.
If the facts are as reported I will In
struct my assistants to do everything
possible to bring about the conviction
of the driver. Unfortunately the laws
of Illinois are such that convictions
are rare and hard to get. Unless ac
tion Is taken to stop this slaughter
something is going to break loose.
The people will exercise their power
before long."
Mr. Hoffman 'gave orders that a per
sonal report be made to blm of every
case where a person Is killed by an
automobile. His deputies were In
structed to get htm out of bed at
night in order that he might assume
personal charge of the cases.
Records ot the coroner's office show
forty-four deaths In automobile acci
dents In the first five months ot 1913.
Last year In the same period the num
ber ox deaths was only twenty. The
coroner pointed out that In 1905 there
were only five automobile deaths the
entire year:
Following is the record of automo
bile deaths by months:
January 3
irQDru&ry z
March 4
April 2
May . 9
Coroner Hoffman further predicted
that unless action was taken to regu
late the powerful electric searchlights
used on the front of automobiles they
would sooner or later be the cause of
many accidents and much loss of life.
"There should be a law requiring
drivers to turn off their electric
searchlights when passing other
cars," he said. "From personal ex
perlence I know that these lights are
blinding. One feature of the situa
tion that impresses me Is the 'killing
ot children. I want to be fair, how
ever, and I will say that the public Is
equally responsible with the automo
bile drivers for the slaughter, The
police should arrest every boy or girl
found hitching on behind wagons and
automobiles or roller skating in the
streets. I wish also that some law
could be devised which would prevent
any one crossing streets except at Intersections."
Sanitary District of Chicago.
President, Thomas A. Smyth.
Clerk, John McGlllen.
Treasurer, John A. McCormlck.
Thomas A. Smyth,
James M. Dalley,
Charles E. Reading,
. Edward Kane,
Paul A. Hazard,
Fred D. Brelt,
Thomas M. Sullivan,
George W. Paullln,
Wallace G. Clark.
Chicago Is to have 34,000 flaming
arcs, or their equivalent, as the re
sult of action taken at a Joint meet
ing of the engineering committee of
the sanitary district and a committee
representing the city.
The engineering committee, of
which Thomas Sullivan Is chairman,
voted unanimously to enter a con
tract with the city to Install 16,000
additional lights and to rehabilitate
about 9,000 now In existence. A con
tract practically completed called for
10,000 flaming arc lamps.
The cost of the new work Is esti
mated to be In the neighborhood of
$6,000,000 and payment will be spread
over nine years, When the installa
tions are completed, it Is said Chi
cago will be the best lighted city In
the country. Practically all gas lamps
will bo replaced by electric lights.
The drainage board committee also
voted to furnish current to the city
In the future on tho basis of the ac
tual cost, to be computed by engi
neers for the district and tor the
Board of June 22, 1912, authorising
and directing the Chief Engineer to
prepare plans and specifications for
the construction of the works and la
provements specified In the report ac
companying said order, be, and the
same is hereby, repealed, and it Is
Ordered, That the Chief .tagineer
be, and he is hereby, authorised and
directed to prepare plans and specifi
cations for tho construction of an out
let or drain to care for the domestic
sewage of the villages of Wllmette,
Kenllworth, Wlnnetka, Glencoe and
part of the Town of New Trier, aad
that the Clerk be, and he Is hereby,
authorized and directed to advertise
for bids for said work, la accordance
with said plans and specifications, pro
vided the corporate authorities of said
villages will pass ordinances whlck
are satisfactory to the Board of Trus
tees of The Sanitary District of Chi
cago, which ordinances shall contain
among others, provisions for the con
nection of all sewers now constructed
or to be constructed by said villages
with said drain or outlet and for the
disposal of storm water by a separate
system ot sewers, and shall procure
without cost to The Sanitary District
of Chicago the necessary easements
providing a right of way In which to
construct and maintain said outlet or
drain over and upon private property
along the route as shown upon said
Respectfully submitted,
Fred D. Brelt,
James M. Dalley,
Paul A. Hazard,
Edw. Kane,
Committee on Engineering. ,
The water meter graft Is bobbing
Its head up again.
It Is proposed to tax every lot in
Chicago from $200 to $500 for water
meters, besides the great expense it
will entail upon all users of water.
Chicago has an Immense water
fund. If part of it was devoted to
wards building pumping stations at
tho lake end of every section line in
Chicago thero would be no water fam
ine anywhere.
It is astonishing what men the
water meter people can Influence to
their way of thinking.
Some men who ought to know bet
ter are talking for water meters.
More than that the "high pressure"
scheme 1b up again.
According to some advocates it will
only cost thirty or forty millions of
dollars to Install meters and a "high
pressure" system. The poor will have
to pay the cost
With half this sum additional pump
Ing stations could be built which
would moro than supply the demand.
A woll known engineer who was ad
vocating "high presure" and water
motors said tho other day, according
to daily papers, that one of the chief
troubles in Chlcngo was tho very high
consumption ot wnter, which averaged
about 2,000 gallons per capita dally,
caused largely by waste and under
ground loakago from broken connec
tions. As a remedy for waste be
recommended water meters. The test
of the wator pressure made in tho
loop shows on insufficient pressure,
but ho said that the city was Install
ing a largo number of water mains,
none under eight inches, and these
would materially Improve the pres
The health or the city demands
plenty of water for everybody.
The lnstaliOfl of meters would
limit tl" consumption of water and
rals' .40 price of living on the poor.
higher rates would have to be
w-narged In the residence districts and
tenants would have to pay the water
rates after the landlords bad paid an
exorbitant rate for installing water
meters. ,
This form of graft Is particularly
objectionable to Chicago people. They
will not stand for It.
It hits everybody and It Is unnecessary.
Thero Is still a llttlo grass and
some trees left In Lincoln Park. These
will be removed in time to make room
for more auto speedways.
The Trustees of the Sanitary Dis
trict are doing a great work In the
way of purifying the water supply of
North Shore cities and villages, as
the following report, which was unan
imously adopted, proves:
To the Honorable, the President and
the Board of Trustees of The San
itary District of Chicago.
GentlemenYour Committee on En
gineering reports that the Board on
June 22, 1912, authorized and directed
the Chief Engineer to prepare plans
and specifications for the construc
tion of an intercepting sewer to re
ceive domestic sewage only of the
villages ot Kenllworth, Wlnnetka,
Gross Point and Glencoe, and In con
nection therewith to construct set
tling tanks and appurtenances, also
to construct sewage pumping stations,
settling tanks and other appurten
ances for the village of Morton Grove
and do a small amount of cleaning In
the West Branch of the Chicago River
and that the Clerk advertise for bids
for said work in accordance with said
plans and specifications.
Your Committee further reports
that since said order was passed it
has given careful consideration to the
work covered by said order and Is df
the opinion that said order ot June 22,
1912, should be repealed, and that the
Sanitary District should at tho pres
ent tlmo only construct an outlet or
drain to care for the domestic sewage
of tho villages of Wilmette, Kenll
worth, Wlnnetka, Glencoe and part of
the town ot New Trier.
Your Committee further reports
that It hns received assurances from
the corporate authorities ot tho vil
lage ot Glencoe that, In consideration
of tho Sanitary District changing the
route of said outlet or drain, through
said village, It will pay the extra cost
of making said change, amounting to
the sum of $5,000, and will also con
tribute a further sum ot $6,000 toward
the cost ot tho entlro work in said
villago, and has also received assur
ances from tho corporate authorities
of the village of Wlnnetka that It will
contribute the sum of $3,000 tor
changing tho route of said outlet or
drain, through said village, and fur
ther that the village of Kenllworth
has provided for the installation ot a
separate, system of sewage to care for
storm water; Your Committee, there
fore, recommends tho passage ot the
following order:
Ordered, That tho order of the
The next campaign will be the big
primary battle of 1914. The different
leaders are already scurrying around
looking after their political fences.
Watch out for surprises.
Following Is a directory ot the gov
ernment offices In the Federal Build
ing in Chicago:
Bureau of Labor, room 861.
Custom house, south wing, fourth
Hydrographlc office, room 528.
Inspectors of steam vessels, room
Internal Revenue Department, east
wing, fourth floor.
Life Saving Service, room 500,
Lighthouse Department, room E01.
Naval office, room 461.
Pension Agency, room 700.
Reclamation Service, rooms 770-779.
United States .District Attorney,
rooms 825 to 833. ' '' ""
United States Engineer, room 608.
United States Marshal, rooms 804
and 800.
United States Subtreasury, first
floor, northwest section.
Weather Bureau, fourteenth floor.
County Institutions around Chi
cago: County Building Clark street, be
tween Washington and Randolph;
south side.
Jail Dearborn avenue and Illinois
streot; north Bide.
Criminal Court Building Michigan
street and Dedrborn avenue; north
Children's Hospital Wood .street,
near Polk; west side.
County Hospital Harrison and
Honoro streets; west side.
County Infirmary Oak Forest;
reached by the Rock Island railroad.
Morgue Wood and Polk streets;
west side.
Detention Hospital Wood and Polk
streets; west Bide.
County Agent 213 South Peoria
street, west side.
Inffane Asylum and Tuberculosis
Hospital At Dunning; west side;
reached by Milwaukee avenue cars
and the Chlcugo, Mllwaukpe & St.
Paul railway. ' '
Juvenile Court 771 Ewlng street,
west side.
Home for Delinquent and Depend
ent Children 771 Ewlng street.
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