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t - MflHflflBlESftBBBBBW. fYiji . j m'A . u.fcBWl r-ar, riU'rtd as Second Clatt Mattcr'Oetobcr 11, 1M9, at thu'Voil Office at Chicago, llllnolt, undtr Act of March 3, 1879. CnUrtd at Steend Cltit MitUr Oetobtr It, 1M, at tha Pott Offlea at Chicago, Illinois, undtr Act or March 3, 1179. INDEPENDENT IN AtLvTklNdiV.NEUTRAL IN NONE. CHICAGO, SATURDAY? A1TGUST 1013. WENTY-FOUUTH YEAU, NO. 4ft; SlNCILE COPY FIVli CENTS WHOLE ftUfalEK 1,242, aes -'""' ' ' ' !. -. TT ii - i LIVE POLITICS l i Big Campaign Already Under Way for the Big County Offices to Be Filled by Voters Next Year. United States Senatorship and Chicago Mayoralty Also Gut Much Figure in the Lineup of the Leaders. Big Republican Picnic Opens the Nineteen Fourteen Battle on The Entrance of Women Into the Political Arena Will Add a New Feature Which Cannot Be Easily Overlooked. The big battle Is on and the fight for the many offices to be filled In Cook county next year has com menced. The Republican picnic Sal urday Ares the 'first gun of thb battle 'and the' Merest In' the approaching 'contests Is warming up. The United States Senatorshlps Btntu Trcusurerslilps and Mayoralty of Chicago also figure (n the big fight which Is Just opening, while the en franchisement of the women adds an air of uncertainty to tho contest which Increases the Interest. Republicans of Chicago and Cook county will get together on Aug. 0, when tho Republican Club of Illinois will hold Its first annual picnic and field day at Kolzo's Electric park, 04th avenouo and Irving Park boulevard. Tho event will contlnuo all after noon and far Into the evening, during which tlmo some sound Republican doctrino will bo expounded by tho ora torB of the day. Among thoso already Invited aro Joseph O. Cannon, Frank O. Lowden, J. Adam Dodo of Min nesota, James E. Watson of Indiana, William Lorimer and William Halo Thompson. The Republicans who are bohlnd the movement expect that not less than 30,000 Republicans from Chicago and Cook county and many sections throughout the state will attend. The committees now at work and the chairman or eacn are aa follows: Executive William H. Reid. Finance William Hale Thompson. Atbletio Games Albert H. Miller. Commissary and Privileges John C. Rlghelmer. Program and Printing James L. Monaghan. Prises James M. Klttelman. Speakers Percy B. Coffin. Transportation David T, Alexander. Bale of Tickets Virtus C. Rohm. Publicity and Promotion William J. McKenna. Included on the committee of ath letic games are Edward C. Racey, president of the Central association of the A. A. U.; Representative Frank J. McNIchols, one of the well known basoball promoters In Chicago, and Charles J, Peters, known locally as a baseball and atblotlc enthusiast and as an umpire. Tho committees will arrange for music nnd dancing and will offer an attractlvo list of prizes for the con testants in all the events. The com mittee on transportation has made an rangements with the traction com panies for extra sorvice on that day. Tho Illinois State Civil Servico Commission has adopted tho follow ing resolution: "Resolved, That employes In tho classified sorvice in the State of Illi nois shall not engage in any other business, calling or profession, and that proof that tliey do so shall be considered cause for removal." Illinois politicians are expecting the announcement of the appointment of several moro "original Wilson men" to federal Jobs within the next fort night, since Irving Shuman received the Chicago subtreasurershlp. This appointment, following closely that of William Drown, Jr., to be naval offl cor at this port, Is supposed to Indi cate President Wilson does not in tend to forget tho men who stood by Saturday with All the Big Guns Booming a Loud Salute. him desptto tho Clark victory In the Illinois primary. Shuman and Drown aro accounted among half a dozen Illlnolsans who are ranked as "tyllson preferred stock." Shuman Is. a young man. and was efficiency .manager, of (HeuPemocratla western Headquarters, "giving up much of his tlmo to tho campaign und neglecting his business at Sulli van. Ho was a dolegato to tho Dal tlmoro convention, whero ho was obliged to voto for Clark for many ballots, Ilka others of Wilson predi lections. At Wilson's porsonnl soli citation ho campaigned for tho then Now Jersey governor through a num ber of western states. The Illinois Jewish Republican club was organized at 3353 Ogden uvonuo. Joseph W. Schulmnn was elected president, Chnrlos Stern, Edward Fagor, Dr. S. S. Winner nnd Jack Kloulezitch vice presidents, Paul W. Hothouborg secretary, I). Schulmnn treasurer, and II. D. Krumholtz, sor-gennt-nt-nrma. Throo hundred and fifty signed applications for member ship woro received. The Fono Fed Press is overworking its editorial columns in behalf of tele- The large blocks of stock held by Fone Fed Publishers were obtained wnen tne fnone Trust was young ana poor and could afford to givo 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 Phone Fed Press will advise the public to turn down its aldermanlc serfs because they aro the friends of corporations with itch ing palms and unquenchable appe tites for the long green. Tho Sanitary District bids fair to cut some Ico as a commercial high way. Regular waterway servico, both for passenger and freight traffic, will bo started this month, according to plans announced by a transporta tion company. , The plans of the company provide for transporting freight nnd passen gers from Chicago to La Sallo, III., by barges, routed through tho drain ago canal and the Illinois and Michi gan canal. At La Sallo a transfer will be mado from tho barges to steam ers, which will contlnuo down tho Illinois and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Charles J, Voplcka's candidacy for tho office of minister to the Dalkan countries received tho Indorsement of the Iroquois Club, Tho following communication from the executive committee wob forwarded to Presi dent Wilson: "We, as member? of the executive committee of the IroquoU Club, re spectfully urge the appointment of Charles J, Voplcka as onvoy extra ordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Roumanln, Servia and Bulgaria, know ing him to be fitted In every way to fill the position, not only with credit to himself but to his country." Congressman McAndrows lins se cured 18G appointments for constit uents already. Now the telephone crowd want to wipe out competition entirely nnd Popular Republican Leadsr, havo made a proposition to tho City Council to permit tho Dell and Auto matic companies to consolidate, Tho proposition wob postponed without date. Aid. Merrlam urged that out of self-respect the aldermen should table tho proposition. Nolther company "was ablo to esti mate at what value tho automatic pys tern would be sold to tho Chicago tiSJHEli.' t 'KSSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbK: YStL. BHIMH ,.l'-iivS-V'(i l-ri, 4j." (tWSc, ' 'SEc-' i!kSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBM ' -B'Kj ! ' ' T3S 4iKi?fy ' MhIi tEBBHr JHBBBBBBBBBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbIBBBBBBBBBBBF'-BBBBik v'Fja v4& VnH&&JHJuSBBBHH&l&J2 'LWJsaisiailikiaiHRHrSssliaiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ;.'rTskkkkkkH .EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEElW company if a sale is permitted. 'The figure of $0,000,000 wr a Biiggested. if he attorneys for the twt companies' said" a transfer of the property was cbn- templated four ' years ago, but-' the1 council at that tlmciumed dotomthe proposition and Ahey'dld not care.to go to the expense ef an appralral unless the city authorized the trans-, tor.' " ' J It Is said that flyem !)6 per cent of the stock, of the Chicago company Is owned by the 'American Telephone and Telegraph company. 'Tho tunnel com pany has some contracts for inter chnngo of messages Wrlth independent companies, so the transfer, If made, will result In the Doll system. eliminat ing Independent competition from the local field. The tunnel company. Is said to have 30,000 subscribers. Inlthe amendment contemplated It Is proposed that the Chicago company shalMhavo tho power to charge these subsollbcrs the rates now In force for thilchlcago phone company. The tunnelfcompnny'B max imum rate is 185, whilo the Chicago company's Is $125. "Can you give us a flnanclnl state ment of your company?" asked Aid. Mcrrlam of the lawyer for the com pany. "I cannot," repltcu the lawyer. "What Is the approximate capitaliza tion, stocks nnd bonds?'' persisted the alderman. ' '"The General Utilities Company, which controls the tunnel compnny, has the right to Issue $30,000,000 In bonds, but only a part of these are Issued. However, Mat tins nothing to do with the sale to the telephone com pany." "What Is the estimated value of your property?". "Wo do pot want to go Into an expen sive appraisal until we havo the ap proval of tho council," said the lawyer. "Roughly speaking, what Is it?" "I can't tell you." 'Tou came In on the theory that you would Btipply unlimited service at $85, that' you would supply bettor sorv ice at a lower rato than we aro pay ing," said Aid. Mcrrlnm. "Now you propose to sell out and make us pay a higher rate." The rates for the Chicago company were made on the basl of a certain capitalization, less than $30,000,000. Adding $5,000,000 wifhout n propor tionate Increase in -royenue. It wns argued by the aldermen after the meet- WILLIAM LORIMER President Republican Club of Illinois, ing, will mean phono rates. an Increase in tele- Tho demand for state control and direction of Chicago's water system Is growing dally. Peoplo want moro wa ter and atato control will InBuro it, at cheap rates, without meters In every house. HELLO People Are Tired and Sick of Being Charged Exhorbitant Phone Bates and Monopoly Given tb Trust. Big Organization of Telephone Users is Formed to Fight the Trust and Demand Reform in Service. The Women's Party Field as The Majority of the Aldermen Are Said to Be Owned Body and Soul by the Phone Trust and Its Agents. A great organization of telephone users has been formed, with llnrold D. Stroud as secretary, to fight the Trust and tho proposed monopoly to bo created by the consolidation of the Doll and Automatic companies. Tho Tulcphono Users' Association has tho bucking of thousands of busi ness men. Thu Women's Party, representing Which Holds Rally on Saturday. tho homes whero tho telophono tyrant does as It pleases, la also In tho field ngnlnst phono monopoly. Mrs. Chnrlotto Rhodus, president of thu party said: "Wo understand the Dell company Intends to buy out tho Automatic and havo exclusive telephone rights In tho city. Wo will protest ngnlnst tho proposition unless tho Chicago Tola- ROBBERS of Cook County Has Also Entered the a Strong Antagonist of the Phone Monopoly. phone company agrees to adopt tho Improvements of tho Automatic com pany and reduces rates, Tho tele phone rates already aro exhorbitant. It ono company 'gets exclusive rights tho rates will bo higher, unless a spe cific contract Is made with the city." With nn Incxhaustlblo supply of pure water right at its door, Chicago has tho poorest water service of any city In tho world. Many great cities go hundreds- of miles for their drinking water and carry it over mountain nnd vnlo in costly aqueducts. Chicago can havo all that alio wants by using ordinary common sense, but sho refuses to tnko udvnntngo of her opportunity. Tho water supply of Chicago has been a fruitful snurco of political graft from tho beginning. Instead of using tho earnings of tho department to build up and en largo tho water plnnt and increaso tho supply tho surplus has boon "bor rowed" year after year by other city funds, to Increaso tho pay and tho op portunities of political hirelings. It tho earnings of tho Chicago Wa ter department were properly ap plied, thoro would bo a pumping sta tion at tho lako end of every section lino In Chicago. This would givo an nbundanco of water for tho homos, the lawns, the streets, tho offices, tho shops and every placo In Chicago whero water Is n necsslty. Thero is only one way out of tho chronic water difficulty in which Chi cago finds Itself. All this dreary drlvol about "home rulo" must bo dropped and tho Stato of' Illinois asked to run our water sys tem on a non-partisan and common sense principle. With a competent board of engineers controlled by the stato and appointed by tho governor, running tho Chicago water works, tho city would havo an abundant sup ply of that life giving and lifo sustain ing fluid. Under local control tho Chicago wa ter works system turns wholly on graft nnd every cry for rellof only awakens the cupidity of dealers in water meters and other appliances for circulating boodlo whoro it will do tho most good to boodlors and tho most harm to .Chlcngoans. Chicago gives to its people the poor est water servico of any city in 'tho w6rld for tho money they pay tor it With an' oxhausyess body of fresh wator at hor door Chicago Is constant ly '-talking about Installing' water motors In ovory flat and In overy home to stop "wasto." This Is in the face of tho fact that- tho enormous surplus In tho wator fund is constantly being appropriated to meet other expenses of the city government instead of being usod to extend and build up tho water system. Water meters in every flat in Chicago would bring on a pes tilence in this big city in a short tlmo. The fellows who aro, shouting tor water meters are gratters. Every man who talks ot water meters or wator waste in tho homes of I Chicago should bo charged as a public enemy. The people cannot have too much water. i To limit its1 use moans pestilence and disease. New York goes 108 miles for fresh water and the groat aqueduct which carries it to her people cost over $500,000,000., It js one of the marvels of modern times and ranks alongside of tho Panama Canal as one ot the winders of the world. Liverpool, England, Is supplied with fresh water by an aqueduct which brings a supply from Wales and yet thoro Is no talk of "wasto" over thore. Other European cities go oven farther for their supply of water. Dut Chicago, with an nbundanco at hand, Is always howling about "waste." Who Is behind this water meter graft anyway? An enormous sum Is diverted from tho wnter fund ovory year to supply tho wants of other city departments as you can learn from tho recom mendations of tho finance commlttoo to tho city council In tho printed council reports. If tho water fund was proporly used, a pumping station could bo built at tho lako end ot every soctlon line In tho city. It this was done you would hear no moro about "water waste" and the necessity for motors in every bouse. 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 ot water, Chicago has an immonse water fund. If part of It was devoted to wards building pumping stations at the' lake end of every section line In Chicago thero would be no water fam ine anywhere. It 1b 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. Moro than that the "hfgh pressure" scheme is up again; ., , According to some' Advocates It will only cost thirty or forty millions ot dollars to Install meters and a "high pressure" system. The poor will havo to pay the cost. With half thla sum additional pump ing stations could bo built which would moro than supply tho demand. A well known engineer who, was ad vocating "high presuro" and wator meters said tho othor day, according to dally papers, that ono of the chief troubles In Chicago was tho very high consumption of water, which averaged about 2,000 gallons por capita dally, caused largely by wasto and under ground leakage from broken connec tions. As a romedy for wasto ho recommended wator jiiotors, Tho tost otv tho water pressuro mado In the loop shows nn insufficient pressure, but ho snld that tho city wns Install ing a largo number of water malnt, nono under eight inches, and thoso would materially improve tho pres sure. The health or tho city demands plenty of water for everybody. Tho Instalin of meters would limit tbf consumption of wator and rals' o price ot living on tho poor. .nlghor rates would havo to bo Jnareod in tho residence districts nnd tenants would have to pay the water rates after the landlords had paid an exorbitant rata for Installing water meters. This Yorm of graft Is particularly objectionable to Chicago peoplo, Tboy will not stand for It. It hits everybody and it Is unnecessary.