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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
By Henry F. Donovan.
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1013.
THE FONE FED PRESS.
The Fone Fed Press is overworking
its editorial columns In behalf of tele
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
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.
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
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
By education, temperament and
natural taste he Is a born diplomat.
Nature made hi in a gentleman and
President Wilson should make him
EMBALMED JOB HOLDERS.
The Pfaelzer Public Utility Fone
Trust, Press iden of Job holders is,
once on the payroll, always on the
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The feeling is growing In Chicago
that local government should bo lim
ited to tho
Public Works Department.
Special Assessment Department and
department of assessing and collect
Mayor Harrison Is personally hon
est, but no one man can change local
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"
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
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
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
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
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:
Water Tower, Chicago avenue wa
Academy of Sciences museum, Lin
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
Newberry Library, Clark street and
DePaul University, Webster and
Marine Hospital, Clarendon and
Soldiers' monuments In St. Boni
face, Rosehlll, Calvary and Graceland
Indian trail tree, Glencoo.
Continental and Commercial Bank
building, La Salle, Adams, S. Wells
and Qulncy streets.
Court House and City Hall, Clark,
La Salle, Randolph and Washington
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
Crerar Library, 87 Wabash avonuo,
Douglas monument, 35th street and
Field Museum, in Jackson Park.
Federal Building, Adams and Clark
Fort Dearborn site tablet, 1 River
street, opposite Rush street bridge.
Grand Army hall, public library
building, Randolph street and Mich
Iroquois theater fire, scene of, 79-83
Jackson Park, World's Fair, 1893.
Ltfo Saving Station, at mouth of
Lincoln wigwam tablet, Market and
Logan statuo In Grant Park (lake
Mnrquetto Building sculpturo pan
els, Dearborn and Adams streets.
Mnrquctte-Jollet cross, Robey street
and drainage canal.
Masonic Temple; view of city from
Massacre monument In 18th street
near tho lake.
McKlnloy statue In McKlnloy Park.
Public Library, Michigan avenuo
and Washington street.
South Water street; commission
Stato street department stores;
shopping district. ,
Stockyards, Hnlstcd and Root sts.
University of Chlcngo, Midway
Washington' statue, Grand boule
vard and 51st street.
Wooded Island in Jackson 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
Hull House, 335 South Hoisted St.
Humboldt, Lief Erlcson, Renter and
Kosciusko monuments in Humboldt
Parental school, St. Louis and Ber
Police monument (Hay market), In
Fire tablet (1871), 137 DeKoven
Tho Bell Telephone Trust is going
to strengthen its strangle hold upon
tho throat of Chicago by wiping out
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
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
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."
Following are tho wars boundaries
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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.
Thomas A. Smyth,
James M. Dalley,
Charles E. Reading,
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
net is 40 miles long.
Length of river, lake to Robey
street, G miles.
Length river diversion channel, 13
Width main channel, Robey street
Bottom, 110 feet; top, 198.
Width main channel, Summit to
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
Current In rock sections, 1.9 miles
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.
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
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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
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
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
Hydrographie office, room 528.
Inspectors of steam vessels, room
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
United States Subtreasury, first
floor, northwest section.
Weather Bureau, fourteenth floor.
County Institutions around Chi
County Building Clark street, bs
tween Washington and Randolph,
Jail Dearborn avenuo and Illinois
street; north side.
Criminal Court Building Michigan
street and Dearborn avenue; north
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;
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.
Juvenile Court 771 Ewlng street,
Home for Delinquent and Depend
ent Children 771 Ewlng street.
Federal officials In Chicago got tho
following annual pay:
District attorney $10,000
Collector of customs 7,000
Naval' officer 5,000
Internal reyenue collector .... 4,500
Pension agent 4,000
United States engineer 3,500
Prof, of 'meteorology (weather) 3,500
Whoso Friends Aro Legion.
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