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ghc Chicago iot PUBLISHED EVERV SATURDAY Am Independent bewnpaper, Fesrlcaa and Truthful. SUBSCRIPTION RUES $2.00 PER YEAR 40BHHS Alt. COMMUNICATION TO CHICAGO EAO.LE SOI TEUTONIC HUILUINO. Telefhont.it Main 391 J Auto. 3161 J. trthtt Corner Wathintlon St. anJ 8th Av. rlENRY F. DONOVAN. Editor sad Pabllitatr Rnterrd Secord Clan Matter October 11, 1889, at the Post Office at Chicago, Illinois. under Act of March 3. 1ST9. ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 5, 1889. Incorporated under the Laws of Illinois. By Henry F. Donovan. 100 SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1013. THE FONE FED PRESS. The Fone Fed Press is overworking its editorial columns In behalf of tele phone monopoly. The large blocks of stock held by Fone Fed Publishers were obtained when the Phone Trust was young and poor and -could afford to give away stock for the necessary publicity. Now that Fone Trust stock pays eight per cent dividends the Fone Fed publishers want to make their shares still more valuable by abolishing Phone competition. The Fone Fed press Is now advising Aldermen to vote for Phone monop oly and consolidation. . Next Spring the Phono Fed Press will advise the public to turn down its nldermanlc serfs becauso they are the friends of corporations with Itch ing palms and unquenchable appe tites for the long green. PUSLIC EFFICIENCY. The Stockholders' Union has started a great hue and cry about public efficiency since the Democrats se cured control of the public offices. The main reason for this cry Is the natural desire of the Stockhold ers' Union to distract attention from the public inefficiency of the public utility corporations In which they own stock, like traction and phone companies. In this they have the hearty sup port of the stock fed, but always hungry, Trust Press. VOPICKA 8HOULD WIN. If fitness for the position Is the qualification necessary for n United States Minister to Roumanla, then Charles J. Voplcku Is eminently quali fied for that or any similar diplo matic position. By education, temperament and natural taste he Is a born diplomat. Nature made hi in a gentleman and President Wilson should make him a Minister. EMBALMED JOB HOLDERS. The Pfaelzer Public Utility Fone Trust, Press iden of Job holders is, once on the payroll, always on the pay roll. The Democratic American Citizen Idea is that one man in this country has as much right to a public Job as another, provided he can get It if ho wants it and enn discharge the duties properly. The fact that n man serves his party faithfully Is no crime. If It was, Tom Jefferson, Andy Jackson, Abe Lincoln and others would never hnvo been re spected by the American people. EAGLETS. Tom N. Donnelly, who is tnlked of on oery hand for City Treasurer would he elected by the largest ma jority fvor given to n candidate In Chicago. Tom's friends nro every where, among oil classes and his good nature, genoroalty and charity are household words. When is people to houses? the city going to compol put numbers on their St. Louis, Mo. Only the Interven tion of the mayor and chlof of police of Oranlto City. 111., near here, pre vented the lynching of one of the Bell Telephone company's strike breakers. Fearing violence by the mob, the crews on four street cars refused at the mayor's solicitation to accept the strike-breaker as a passenger to St. Louie. He was taken for safety to the mayor's office In tho city hall. The Fone monopoly. Fed Press favors fono When the people get a crack at their "homo rule" aldermen they will show them that the spirit of real homo rule is still alive. Aldermen believe that a "home rule" and phono rule are synonmous. The people do not. Woman suffrage would be all right If It was exercised by women devoted to home and family. But It will ho exercised by "club women," a class BlalBVBaW 7'-9bbIIIIhF i " 4VBbVbEbW. that la more responsible (or hard times mid suicides thnn anything that we know of. . James S. Hopkins, the well known lawyer, talked ol for the Circuit bench, would make an excellent Pro bate Judge to succeed Judge Cutting. After licking their chops at the Phono banquet, Chicago aldermen hato to loso good picking. John C. Paul the well known North Side Democrat will probably be nomi nated by his party for member of the Hoard of Itcvlew next year, ac cording to current gossip. It Is reported that Congressman Mc Andrews will not be a candidate for re-election. Andrew J. Ryan, the well-known lawyer and former city attorney, stands high In the estimation of all Chlcagoana both as a lawyer and as a citizen. William A. Doyle Is being favor ably discussed by lawyers and Demo cratic leaders for a position on the Federal bench. He was a warm sup porter of President Wilson's candi dacy long before the National Con vention met. Peter Rclnberg has sold to H. P. Kransz, builder, a tract of about thrco and one quarter acres at the south east corner of St. Louis and Balmoral avenues, a consideration of $10 being given. Mr. Kransz states that with the completion of the Kcdzte avenue street car extension he probably will resubdlvlde the property and place It upon the market. Both as a lawyer and a citizen James S. Hopkins Is liked and re spected by all who know him. Whether it Is utility "home rule" or not, Chicago people are bound to havo phone rule. Cook county never had a better County Judge than John E. Owens. He is honest, conscientious and fear less. The city should build bridges over tho river at La Salle and Franklin streets. They are badly needed. Aldermanlc terms nro to be length ened to four years to oblige the Phono Trust. Judge Edward Osgood Brown has by his grand record on tho Appellate bench won the confidence and highest esteem of the people of Chicago. Chicago pays rive times as much for telephone servlco as do tho peo plo of 100 other cities. John J. Coburn would make an able and fearless District Attorney for Northern Illinois. Three out or every four autos vlo lato tho tall light and number law. Judgo John R. Cavorly has tho pub lic with him In the common-sense views he expresses from the bench. It docs not hurt a Judge to show hu manity to tho downtrodden. Chicago is tired of tho "homo rulo" which fosters graft and neglects pub lic interests. The feeling is growing In Chicago that local government should bo lim ited to tho Police Department, Fire Department, Health Department, Building Department, Public Works Department. Special Assessment Department and department of assessing and collect ing taxes. Mayor Harrison Is personally hon est, but no one man can change local conditions. The local administration and regu lation of public utilities has proven to be a gigantic failure. It has resulted in tho growth of some curious systems of graft appar ently devoted to forcing aldermen and others to favor all schemes fostered by or upheld by so-called "reformers" devoted to Municipal Voters' League graft, Legislature Voters' League graft, Daily Newspaper graft and the pe culiar forms of real or Imaginary graft, that havo attended tho careors of most of our out-on-lmll or fugitives-from-Justlco reform organizations. Most of tho peoplo of Chicago may bo tho fools that tho professional re formers tnko them to bo. But no community of two and ono half trillions of peoplo can long bo played for chumps as Chlcugoans have been without a revolution of some sort setting In. Chicago gots very littlo out of Its public utilities. When tho reformers and dally news papers got through regulating them, there Is very littlo left for the peo plo. Tho only snfo way out of this dan gerous situation Is stnto control of ev erything except tho nbsoluto neces sities for local government. A stringent State inw is needed tn regulate the establishment of banks. There are too many wild-cat financial chenies now In existence in Chicago. Not wishing to compete with the bis bunks, Irresponsible people are starting up sinnll banks In the outlying districts sf Chicago, from time to time. This practice has had disastrous results upon the business and financial Inter ests of the entire city. Many hundred small business men und traders have been ruined by this class of Institu tions. This nefarious practice should be stopped und the only way to stop It Is by municipal legislation. A provision ought to be made In the city charter authorizing the city under It police power to regulate the estab lishment of banks and creating In pursuance of this work a board for the examination of all proposed new banking concerns. 8nch a board should be given ample power to exam ine Into the financial standing of the promoters of these Institutions, and none should be allowed to be licensed unless such as could show assets ample for the carrying on of their business, sufficient to cover the amount of their deposits, and sound and substantial enough to thoroughly protect their depositors. There can be no question as to the right and the justice of the city to exercise such power under a properly constructed charter provision. If the city has the right to regulate plumb ers, to regulate engineers, to regrtlate the elctrlcal business, to regulate pawn-' brokers and the scores of other busi ness, enterprises and industries over which It exercises unquestioned super vising powers, It certainty has a per I feet right to regulate the banking busi ness, which Is of far more Importance than anything In the line of business In the city, because upon the legitimate and honest business methods of these Institutions depends the welfare of the entire city In Its business; and commer cial life, while methods of a contrary kind Indulged In by small, Irresponsible spe!u!attve concerns only results In failures that Involve Injuriously the In terests of the entire community. How often have we seen It that the failure of one of these little banks, started upon Insecure and Irresponsible founda tions, and boomed by fraudulent and false representations, have dragged down to ruin hundreds of good, hard working, thrifty and deserving citizens. . The licenses Issued by the examin ing board, which, of course, should be composed of responsible citizens and able financiers, should be of a charac ter that would be absolutely prohibi tive of all schemes and projects for the establishment of phony concerns of this kind. This would be welcomed by all sound and responsible banking houses, whether private or national. Chicago Is fun of attractions for visitors, outside of Its 810 theaters and hundreds of car routes. Among the principal features the following are worth looking at: North Division. Water Tower, Chicago avenue wa ter works. Academy of Sciences museum, Lin coln Park. Cemeteries Groccland, Roseblll, Calvary, St. Boniface. Grant, Lincoln, Schiller, Goethe and other monuments, Lincoln Park. Historical Society, Dearborn ave nue and Ontario street. . Lake Shore Drive, Gansbcrgen Boul evard. Lincoln Park conservatories and zoo. Newberry Library, Clark street and Walton place. DePaul University, Webster and Sheffield avenues. Marine Hospital, Clarendon and Graceland avenues. Soldiers' monuments In St. Boni face, Rosehlll, Calvary and Graceland Cemeteries. Indian trail tree, Glencoo. South Division. Continental and Commercial Bank building, La Salle, Adams, S. Wells and Qulncy streets. Court House and City Hall, Clark, La Salle, Randolph and Washington streets. Art Institute, on tho lake front, foot of Adams street. Auditorium tower, Wabash avonuo and Congress street; view of city. Blackstone branch library, Lake avenuo and 49th street. Board of Trade, La Salle street and Jackson boulovnrd; admission to gal lery. Cnhokla courthouso on Wooded Is land In Jackson Park. Caravels in Jackson Park. Chicago Normal School, C8th street and Stowart avenuo. Confederate monument In Oak woods Cemetery. Crerar Library, 87 Wabash avonuo, sixth floor. Douglas monument, 35th street and Ellis avenue. Field Museum, in Jackson Park. Federal Building, Adams and Clark streets. Fort Dearborn site tablet, 1 River street, opposite Rush street bridge. Grand Army hall, public library building, Randolph street and Mich igan avenuo. Iroquois theater fire, scene of, 79-83 Randolph street. Jackson Park, World's Fair, 1893. Ltfo Saving Station, at mouth of river. Lincoln wigwam tablet, Market and Lake streets. Logan statuo In Grant Park (lake front). Mnrquetto Building sculpturo pan els, Dearborn and Adams streets. Mnrquctte-Jollet cross, Robey street and drainage canal. Masonic Temple; view of city from roof. Massacre monument In 18th street near tho lake. McKlnloy statue In McKlnloy Park. Public Library, Michigan avenuo and Washington street. South Water street; commission houso district. Stato street department stores; shopping district. , Stockyards, Hnlstcd and Root sts. University of Chlcngo, Midway plalsancc. Washington' statue, Grand boule vard and 51st street. Wooded Island in Jackson Park. West Division. DouglaB Park. Drainage canal. Garfield Park. Ghetto district on South Canal, Jef ferson and Maxwell streets; fish mar ket on Jefferson street from 12th to Maxwell. Jefferson street north of Randolph and Desplalnes street, scene of an archist riot. Hull House, 335 South Hoisted St. Humboldt Park. Humboldt, Lief Erlcson, Renter and Kosciusko monuments in Humboldt Park. Parental school, St. Louis and Ber wyn avenues. Police monument (Hay market), In Union Park. Fire tablet (1871), 137 DeKoven street. Tho Bell Telephone Trust is going to strengthen its strangle hold upon tho throat of Chicago by wiping out competition. A merger of the two companies Into ono operating system Is contemplated, and If realized will mean the end of two separato lines within the city. Tho combine, it Is declared, will mean tho abolition of tho automatic system and tho taking over of Its subscribers by tho Bell company. This was announced following an attempt to effect tho revision of the telephono ordinance, which at present prohibits tho amalgamation of tho Il linois company with any other locally operated concern, It has the aid of several aldermen In this now move. Should the Trust bo successful Chi cago will be at its mercy forever. I Owing to the belief that the instru ments and plant operated by the au tomatic company could not be used by the purchasing company, rumor has It that the purchase of the or ganization Is mainly for the purpose of overcoming competition and estab lishing a universal telephono system In Chicago. Because of a clauso In the ordinance passed In 1899, prohibiting the sale of tho company to any telephone cor- 1 poratlon operating in the city, it is impossible without legislation to ef fect tho sale. j The step to overcome this obstacle was taken when an amendment to the present ordinance was presented to tho gas, oil and electric light commit- 1 tee of tho city council. The ordinance provides that if tho company makes any agreement "which would tend to mako competition Inoperatlvo" the franchlso would bo forfeited. This clause Is eliminated in the proposed amendment. Alderman Charles E. Morrlam urged tho committee to pro ceed with caution In taking action. "In case the automatic company disposes of Its properties to the Chi cago Telephone company," he said, "the latter concern probably will add to Its capitalisation (5,000,000 or $, 000,000, which amount would repre sent the purchase price." WARD BOUNDARIES. Following are tho wars boundaries In Chicago: 1. Chicago river west and south to Wallace, south to W. 25th, east to Princeton, south to W. 28th nl.. east to S. 5th avo south to W. 30th, east to Wentworth ave., south to W. 31st, east to Lake Shoro right of way, north to W. 2Cth, cast to S. Michigan ave., north to E. 25th, cast to Indiana ave., south to E. 2Cth, 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. 26th, west to Indiana ave., north to E. 25th, west to S. Michigan ave., south to E. 20th, west to Lake Shoro right of way, south to W. 31st, west to Wentworth ave., north to W. 30th, west to S. 5th ave., south to W. 33rd. west to Stewart ave., south to W. 39th, east to Cottage Grove ave., north to 38th, east to Lake Michigan, north to 31st. 3. Lake Michigan and 47th, west to St. Lawrenco ave., south to E. 49th, west to S. Stato, north to W. 43rd, west to Princeton ave., north to W. 39th, east to Cottage Grove ave., north to E. 38th, east to Lake 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. 35th, oast to Wal lace, north to W. -33rd, east to S. 6th avo., north to W. 28th pi., west to Princeton avo., north to W. 25th, west to Wallace, north to river. 5. From intersection of river and south fork southeast along canal to W. 39th, west to S. 48th avo., south to W. 45th, east to S. Ashland ave., north to W. 43rd, cast to Princeton ave north to W. 39th, west to Stew art ave., north to W. 33rd, west to Wallace, south to W. 35th, "-est to Union ave., north to W. 34th, west to S. Halsted, south to W. 34th, west to south fork of river and northwesterly to river. C. Lake Michigan and E. 47th St., west to St. Lawrence avo. south to E. 49th, west to S. State, south to E. 03rd, east to South Park avo., north to E. COth, east to Lako Michigan, northwest to 47th. 7. take Michigan and E. COth st west to South Park ave., south to E. C3rd, west to Stewart ave., south to W, CCth, cast to Harvard ave., south to W. 07th, east to Wentworth ave., south to W. 71st, east to S. Stato, south to E. 75th, east to Stony Island ave., north to E. 73rd, east to lake, northwest to E. COth. 8. Lake Michigan and E. 73rd St., west to Stony Island avo., south through Lako Calumet to city limits, east to Indiana stato lino, north to lako and northwest to E. 73rd. 9. Stony Island ave. and E. 75th, west to S. Stato, south to W. 79th, woBt to Wallaco, south to W. 84th, east to Stowart nvo., south to W. 103rd, west to S. Halsted, south to W. 111th, wcBt to S. Peoria, south to W. 115th, west to Vinccnncs avo., southwest to Lyon nvo., east to S. Ashland ave., south to W. 123rd, east to S. HalBted, south to city limits, cast to Stony Island avo., projected, and north to E. 75th. 10. S. Center avo. and W. 12th, west to Loomls, north to Taylor, west to S. Wood, south to W. 10th, enst to S. Ashland avo., south to river, north east to S. Morgan, north to W. 18th, east to S, Morgan, north to W. 10th, west to 8. Centor ave., north to W. 12th. 11. S. Wood and Taylor, west to S. Oakley blvd., south to W. 12th, west to P a, C. & St. L. R. R south to canal, northeast to S. Ashland ave.. north to W. ICth, west to S. Wood, north to Taylor. 12. W. 12th nnd P., C, C. & St. L. R. R., west to 8. Kedzlo ave., south to W. 19th, west to 8. Homan avo., north to Ogden nve southwest to Clifton Park avo., south to W. 24th, west to S. Central Park ave., south to canal, northeast to P., C., C. & St. u R. R., north to W. 12th. 13. W. Washington blvd. and N. Oakley blvd., west to N. 40th avo., south to W. 12th, east to S. Oakley blvd., north to W. Washington blvd. 14. W. Chicago ave. and N. Ash land ave., west to N. 40th ave., south to W. Washington blvd., east to N. Ashland blvd., north to W. Chicago ave. 15. W. North ave. and N. Robey, west to N. St. Louis ave., south to W. Chicago ave., cast to N. Ashland nvo., north to W. Division, west to N. Robey, north to W. North ave. 10. River nnd Fullerton ave., west to N. Robey, south to W. Division, east to river, northwest to Fullerton ave. 17. River and W. Division, west to N. Ashland ave., south to W. Klnzle, east to river, northwest to W. Divi sion, 18. River and W. Klnzle, 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 8. Hermitage ave., south to Taylor, east to Loomls, south to W. 12th, east to 8. Halsted, north to Tay lor, east to 8. Desplalnes, south to DeKoven, east to 8. Jefferson, south to Bunker, east to river, north to W. Van Buren. 20. River and Bunker, west to 8. Jefferson, north to DeKoven, west to 8. Desplalnes, north to Taylor, west to 8. Halsted, south to W. 12th, west to 8. Center ave., south to W. 10th, east to S. Morgan, south to W. 18th, west to 8. Morgan, south to W. 18tb, west to 8. Morgan, south to river, northeast to Bunker. 21. Lako Michigan and Fullerton ave., west to N. Clark, southeast to Sedgwick, south to W. Division, oast to Orleans, south to river, east to lake and north to Fullerton ave. 22. Menomonee and Sedgwick, west to Larrabeo, north to Center, west to Racine ave., south to Cly bourn pi., west to river, south and southeast to Orleans, north to W. Di vision, west to Sedgwick, north to Menomonee. 23. Cornelia ave. and Lake Mich igan, west to Southport ave., south to Roscoe, east to Racine ave., 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 Ractno aves., west to N. Western ave., south to Belmont ave., west to river, southeast to Cly- burn pi., east to Raclno ave., north to Center, east to Sheffield avo., north to Fullerton avo., west to Racine avo., north to Roscoe. 25. Lake Michigan and Rogers ave., southwest to Howard, west to Rldgo road, southeast to Devon avo., east to N. Clark, southeast to South port ave., south to Cornelia ave., east to Lako Michigan, northwest to Rog ers ave. 20. Rldgo road and Howard, west to N. Kedzte 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, northwost to Devon, west to Ridge road, northwest to Howard. 27. North shore channel and De von ave., west to N. 04th ave., thenco 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 Bolmont avo., east to N. 40th avo., south to Fullorton ave., east to N. Central Park avo., north to Dlversoy avo., east to N. Fran cisco, north to Belmont avo., east to river, northwest along river and chan nel to Devon avo. 28. River and Belmont avo., west to N. Francisco, south to Dlversoy avo., west to N. Sacramento avo., south to W. North ave., oast to N. Robey, north to Fullerton. avo., east to river, northwest to Belmont avo. 29. S. Center nvo. and W. 43rd, west to 8. Ashland ave., south to W. 45th, wdst to S. 48th ave., south to W. COth, oast to S. Robey, south to "W. 71st, east to Loomls, north to W. GCth, west to S. Wood, north to W. Garfield blvd., east to Loomls, north to W. 47th, east to 8. Centor avo., north to W. 43rd. ' 30. 8, State and W, 43rd, west to 8. Center ave., south to W. 47th, west to Loomls, south to W. Garfield blvd., east to 8. State, north to W. 43rd. 31. 8. State and W. Garfield blvd., west to 8. Wood, south to W. COth, east to Loomls, north to W. 03rd, east to 8. Stato, north to W. Garfield Park blvd. 32. Stewart avo. and W. 03rd, west to Loomls, south to W. 71st, west to 8. Robey, north to W. G9th, west to S. 48th ave., south to W. 87th, oast to S. Western avo., south to W. 99th, west to Ogden avo. (Morgan Park), south to W. 115th, east to S. Western avo., Bouth to Lyon avo., cast to Vln connes ave,, northeast to Raymond, cast to 8. Morgan, north to W. 111th, west to 8. Center nvo., north to W, 107th, east to S. Halsted, north to W. 103rd, east to Stewart avo., north to W. 84th, west to Wallaco, north to W. 79th, cast to S. State, north to W. ,71st, west to Wentworth avo., north to W. 07th, west to Harvard ave.. north to W. CCth, west to Stewart ave., north to W. C3rd. 33. DIversey and N. Sacramento aves., west to N. Central Park avo., south to Fullerton ave., west to N. 40th nvo., north to Belmont ave,, west to N. 72nd avo., south to North ave., east to S. Austin ave., south to Mad ison, cast to N. 52nd avo., north to W. Klnzle, east to N. 4Cth ave., north to North avo,, east to N. 40th ave., north to Armltago ave., east to Sac ramento ave., north to DIversey avo. 34. S. Kedzle and W. 12th, west to 8. 40th ave., south to W. 39th, east to canal, northeast to 8. Central Park ave., north to 24th, east to Clifton Park ave., north to Ogden ave., north east to 8. Homan ave., south to W, 19th, east to 8. Kedzle, north to W. 12th. 35. N, Sacramento ave, and Arml tago ave., west to N. 40th ave., south to W. North ave., west to N. 4Ctli ave., south to W. Klnzle, west to N. 52nd ave., south to Madison, west to S. Austin ave., south to W. 12th, east to S. 40th ave., north to W. Chicago ave., east to St. Louis avo., north to W. North ave., east to Sacramento i avo., north to Armltage ave, SANITARY BOARD Work the Trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago Are Doing for the People. Sanitary District of Chicago. President, Thomas A. Smyth, Clerk, John McGlllon. Treasurer, John A. McCormlck. Trustees: Thomas A. Smyth, James M. Dalley, Charles E. Reading, Edward Kane, Paul A. Hazard, Fred D. Brelt, Thomas M. Sullivan, George W. Paullln, Wallaco G. Clark. Facts about the Sanitary District and drainage canal: The main and water power chan- net is 40 miles long. Length of river, lake to Robey street, G miles. Length river diversion channel, 13 miles. Width main channel, Robey street to Summit: Bottom, 110 feet; top, 198. Width main channel, Summit to Willow Springs: Bottom, 202 feet; top, 290, Width main channel, Willow Springs to Lockport (rock section): Bottom, 160 feet; top, 1G2. Width river diversion channel: Bot tom, 200 feet. Minimum depth of water In main channel, 22 feet. Current In earth sections, 1 1-4 miles per hour. Current In rock sections, 1.9 miles Lper hour. Present capacity of canal, 300,000 cubic feet per minute. Total amount of excavation, 42,229,- 035 cubic yards. The north shore channel, extending from Lawrence avenue to Lake Michi gan, in the village of Wllmette, Is about 8 miles long with a water depth of 13.G feet. Construction of tho Sag canal to drain tho Calumet region was begun In the summer of 1911. Sag channel will bo 22 miles long when work is flnlshc'd. Tho Sanitary District Is pushing work on the by pass on the west side of tho river at Jackson street and It will look like a new river when the work Is done. Tho sanitary district of Chicago, which Is doing so much for tho peoplo and the city, has a big task before It in tho providing of docking facilities. If lake shipping Is to bo revived, wa ter terminal facilities must be greatly improved at the principal lako ports. Chicago, which ought to lead all the lake ports In the quality of Its ter minal facilities, is ono of the most backward. The United States Steel Corporation finds it advantageous to use water routes extensively, and to that end It makes excellent provision for the loading und unloading of tho commodity in which It Is especially Interested iron ore. Tho public at largo should see to It that equally good facilities nro provided for tho handling of packing freight. Chicago should hasten tho work of dock development that Is Intended to prepare tho way for the revival of wnter commorco at this port. Bettor elevated service for North Slders Is needed. Elections do not occur frequently enough. Tho "sure- thing" reform or ganizations would Uko to abolish elec tions, but it thero was ono overy month It would bo better for the peo ple. The office holders would havo more respect for them. The tendency among office holders to ask for laws lengthening their terms of office is working up a strong JOSEPH E. Rising Young Chlcagoan iVBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaflHPkQPJBBaBaiiiii aH :. IbbbbbbV aBafafafafafafafafafafafafafaMBaWL.''1 ' 'aBaVaVaVaVaVaVaVavm sBbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbbVbb. -, BaBaBaBaBaBm .BBBBBBBBBbK BBVBVB .BftVlBaVaVaVaH bbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbbvWbbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbB BaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBV,eBaaaaaaaaaai BBBBBBBBBBBBaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBW BBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBBBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaaaBaY SSSBBBSBSB feeling among tho people for a recall law. When there Is a recall law la operation the terms of the Incum bents can be regulated to suit tin popular taste. The people of the State of Illinois havo decided to control their public utilities themselves. This takes away the stock In trade of the able utility tradesmen connected with Municipal, Legislative and other "voters leagues." The occupation of the M. V. L. is gone. The State Utilities law has taken It away. The hardest kickers against state regulation of utilities outside of pro fessional reformers, who have lost their Jobs, are aldermen, telephone and traction companies. The people are happy however and aro anxious for moro state control. Under tho non-partisanship scheme a nice little mutual admiration society could fill all the offices. Following is a directory of the gov ernment offices In the Federal Build ing In Chicago: Bureau of Labor, room 851. Custom house, south wing, fourth floor. Hydrographie office, room 528. Inspectors of steam vessels, room 529. Internal Revenue Department, east wing, fourth floor. Life Saving Service, room 600, Lighthouse Department, roorS 601. Naval office, room 451. Pension. Agency, room 700. ' Reclamation Service, rooms 77C-770. United States District Attorney, rooms 825 to 833. . -United States Engineer, room 508. United States Marshal, rooms 804 and 800. United States Subtreasury, first floor, northwest section. Weather Bureau, fourteenth floor. County Institutions around Chi en go: County Building Clark street, bs tween Washington and Randolph, south side. Jail Dearborn avenuo and Illinois street; north side. Criminal Court Building Michigan street and Dearborn avenue; north side. Children's Hospital Wood street, near Polk; west side. County Hospital Harrison and Honore streets; west side. County Infirmary Oak Forest; reached by the Rock Island railroad. Morgue Wood and Polk streets; west side. Detention Hospital Wood and Fo!k. streets; west side. County Agent 213 South Peoria street, west side. Insane Asylum and Tuberculosis Hospital At Dunning; west side; reached by Milwaukee avenuo cars and tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. Juvenile Court 771 Ewlng street, west side. Home for Delinquent and Depend ent Children 771 Ewlng street. Federal officials In Chicago got tho following annual pay: District attorney $10,000 Postmaster 8,000 Collector of customs 7,000 Treasurer 5,000 Marshal 5,000 Naval' officer 5,000 Internal reyenue collector .... 4,500 Pension agent 4,000 United States engineer 3,500 Appraiser 3,000 Prof, of 'meteorology (weather) 3,500 BIDWILL, JR. Whoso Friends Aro Legion.