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B -saiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaeaaBMB. cTliiraijio L taalr ntsrts at Second Cists Msttsr Oetobsr 11,1 in, at the Pott Oflks at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March , 1S79. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINOi, NEUTRAL IN NONA Inttrtd at Second data Matter October 11. lies, at tho Pest Office at Chicago, minole. undor Act of March a, lt7t. TWBNTY-FOUHTH YEAR, NO. 50. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1. 1913. Wcffl WHOLE NUMBER 1,247, DENOUNCE The "Doc Cook" County Democracy, Cele- e brating Discovery of North Pole by Its Patron, Boasts the Governor. Resents the Action of the Governor in Bobbing the City Hall of Its Public Utility Graft. Roger C. Sullivan, the Popular Democratic Leader, is Strongly Talked Of for. United States Senator by the Democrats. Allen Bill Sherman, Short Term Senator, is Anxious to Secure the Appointment of a Man on the Utilities Commission. Tho Doc Cook County Democracy celebrated the Doc's discovery of tho North Polo in fitting style last Sat urday. at Brand's Park. A number of city employes and other public men were present. rThe speakers violently . denounced Governor Dunne for taking tho public utilities graft away from Chicago aldermen. ' dovernor Dunno Is an honest and an ablo mnh'and his choice of a pub He utilities commission Is expected to be all that the public have been hoping for In that line. An honest and upright utilities commission de void of any "highest bidder" sus picion, will be a big Improvement over present conditions, where Chi cago people are sold out either on account of tho threats of a Trust fed Press or on account of financial in ducements more easily Imagined than described. Roger C. Sullivan, the popular Dem ocratic leader, is being boomed by his friends for United States Senator. His election, if he makes the race, is freely 'predicted on all sides. When Mr. Sullivan was seen he would not deny that he Is under heavy pressure fnm frionrt. tn set in the Senatorial battle that Is to be the big Issue In the campaign next year. The predic tion' was made that tho Sullivan can didacy will be a reality at the state fair roundup next month. "Your friends are insisting they In tend to run you for Senator," Mr. Sullivan was told In bis office. The first reply was a broad smile; one that made the interviewer feel the subject was one that the inter viewed liked to hear. "Now, boys, isn't It a little too early to start a Senatorshlp story?" replied the biscuit magnate. "Let me see, when do they hold the pri maries?" When he was Informed that under tho amendment the primary law fixed tho date for next September ho had more to say. "Some of my friends have been talking or a possible candidacy on my part and I have told them it Is too early; It Is true some of them appear Insistent and you never can tell what may happen In the space of a year." Organization Democrats, classified hh the "regulars," are saying that Mr. Sullivan Is the recognized Democratic stato and national leader In Illinois nml contend ho measures to the standard of men that should repre sent the stato in tho upper branch of congress. Thoy add that the stato needs at Washington a man of his experlonco and business training. "Some of us thought Mr. Sullivan should have entered tho Senatorial fight at Springfield when tho dead lock was on," said a close friend of tho formor Democratic national com mitteeman. "He would not listen to that, taking the ground that under tho primary law he should not be como a candidate before the Legis lature. "Under the new system of the elec tion of Senators by direct vote the way is open for a Sullivan candidacy uud Influential leaders In the party nro going to mako him run. He has the brains, ability and training to represent the state as it should be represented at Washington." Under tho direct election system and that of primary nomination politicians say geographical lines have been wiped out and the fact that Chicago has a Senator In James Hamilton Lewis will not be a bar to the Sullivan movement. The contest to be decided at the pplls In Novem ber, 1914, will beJorjineBcat.held by, L Y." Sherman, Republican, wlio Is considered to have a good chancb for ronomlnatlbn by the Republicans. Democrats who' are urging Mr. Sul livan to get In the running declare they are sangulno of party successes In the "off year" election next year. They figure' tho Senatorial battlo will be a three cornered affair and a repetition of the Governorship con test among . tho Republican, Demo cratic and Progressive party nomi nees, with tho Democrats pulling down the plum because of the di vision in the old time Republican fol lowing. "Regulars" out In the' state control the organized Democracy and the Sullivan 'boomers say he will be able to come to Chicago with more votes than any other Cook county man and that he will hold his own In Cook county territory. Politicians were prepared to predict a warm campaign tor the approach ing "off year" battle. The people demand referendum vote on the Question of telephone rates. Former Mayor John P. Hopkins, who made the South American and European tour with Roger C. Sul livan, talks entertainingly of the trip and the Impressions It made upon him as a Chicagoan. The former city executive, in sing ing the praises of Chicago, calculates that the life of greater Chicago should date back not longer than twenty-four years ago and that Its development considered within this period Is something to marvel at and to make him sanguine for the future of the city. "People forget that this great city we live in Is only a comparatively few years old, and they should, con sider this when comparing It with London, that is 1,000 years old," says Mr. Hopkins. "I don't forgot that, for I was chairman of the annexation commltteo back In 1889 that added to Chicago Hyde Park, the town of Lake, Lake Vlow, Jefferson and practically all of Cicero. This means that twenty-four years ago about 80 per cont of tho Chicago of today was addod to tho city. Why, at that time tho newspapers referred to me as the 'swamp statesman' because tho ter ritory I favored annexing wus nothing but swamp land. "Look at It today. Hydo Park, Lake View and tho rest of the ton rltory, presenting tho most beautiful residential sections in the world. Talk about the old world?. Why, nowhere have thoy tho boule vards to compare with Chicago's. Thero Is nothing like our small park system In Europe places whero all may go and have the facilities of bathing pools and gymnasiums for exercise. There was little I saw abroad that we have not at home and much we have that others have not. "The cost of living" struck Mr. Hop kins at this point. "Yes, the cost of living Is higher here than In the old world cities, Why? Because we live better. We eat more and a better DUNNE quality of food. Tho children aro bet ter clothed and better fed. We mako moro money here and we spend more money. The poor In the old world have not tho luxuries that our poor have here. You can see some of tho b4st.plctr.rc ehows horo for 5 cents. In Europe the same character of en tertainment costs from 25 to 30 cents, and is boyond the reach of the poor." The old cities exco), in the opinion of Mr. Hopkins, In one thing, and that is, in tho road building. Ho points Popular Governor of Illinois Who out that this comes with years of de velopment and growth. "To pave Chicago's streets as Lon don Is paved today would mean tho confiscation of property," said Mr. Hopkins, "If the effort was confined to a period of twenty-four years, from which I date the Chicago of toduy, That street building Is coming and Chicago one day will be the best paved city In the world." Mr, Hopkins does not agree with Mri Sullivan and Fred W. Upham on the Berlin Idea of a city manager to govern the physical administration of the city, Instead of placing this responsibility in the mayor. "Elect a mayor who has tho busi ness tact and executive ability to admlnster the affairs of tho city, I say, and center all your responsibility in the mayor and make htm alono re sponsible to the peoplo for his stew ardship." In boosting for Chicago Mr. Hop kins said tliat no ono should lose sight of the sanitary district channel, which Chicago built at a cost of more than $50,000,000 to glvo puro water. The former mayor appeared to have been more Impressed with Moscow in Russia than any city ho visited. "It Is a most Interesting city and ono could put in months there before see ing all the things of Interest," said Mr. Hopkins. Ho declared Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to be great countries. Allen BUI Sherman, tho short term United States Senator from Illinois, would llko to nnmo n member of tho new Illinois UtllltlcH Commission. Whon one thinks of tho Utilities and Corporation Acts that Sherman voted for In tho Legislature, his gall ap pears simply monumental. Tho Democrats cannot win next year with a ticket of dogcatchers running for County Commissioner ships. Now that "Doc" Evans Tribune column Is paying so much attention to human pneumatics, the idea occurs to us, that If he gave the same amount of space to healing sick auto mobiles, ho would cut In on the popularity of his fellow Trlb. attrac tion, "Doc" 'Yak.. Coroner Hoffman .suggests Alder man Bellfus for a place on a commit tee of Public Safety. The Coroner comes In contact with a number of peoplo who have ceased to act rashly. The neglected 'condition of the grave of Eugene Field In Qraceland Cemetery reminds one that It would take a search warran .and somo time to. find monuments to Wilbur K. Storey, Joseph Medlll and other great Chicago editors,- who have passed away. Tho Medical Department of tho Chicago Tribuno, presided over by EDWARD F. DUNNE. Was Denounced by "Doc Cook" Democracy from Aldermen. "Doc" Evans, Is a lino Imitation of tho medical columns of the London dallleB, don't you know. Its answers to sick correspondents often remind ono of the famouB Iowa doctor who was called to attend a man with a broken arm. "My friends," said tho Doc, "thero Is no doubt about this man having a broken arm. But if he could only throw a fit I could help him. I'm hell on fits." Telephone service Is getting worse. HURTS THE POOR Installation of Water Meters in Every Flat to Be Asked of the City Council This Fall. This Will Double the Price of Living and Will Force the Raising of Bents in Chicago. The People Will Then Have to Pay for Water Like They Do for Gas and a Leaky Meter Costs Money. Scheme Has Been Hatching a Long Time and the Public Will Now Have to Put Up More for Living Than Ever. The water meter graft Is Lobbing Its head up again. It Is proposed to tax every lot la Chicago from $200 to $600 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 waa devoted to wards building pumping stations at the lake end of every section Una in for Taking Utilities Graft Away Chicago there would be no water fam ine anywhere. It ia 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 Is 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 halt this. sum additional pump ing stations could be built which would more than' supply the demand. A well known engineer who waa ad vocating "high - presnre" and- water meters said the other day, according to dally papers, that one of the chief troubles In Chicago waa the very high consumption of water, which averaged about 2,000 gallons per capita dally, caused largely by waste and under ground leakage from broken connec tions. As a remedy for waste he recommended water meters. The test of the water pressure made In the loop shows an Insufficient pressure, but ho said that the city waa Install ing a large number of water mains, none under eight Inches, and these would materially Improve the pres sure. The health ot the city demands plenty of water for everybody. Tho instaJ'Vn of meters would limit ft"i consumption of water and rals' tde price of living on the poor. -ilgher rates would have to be jnarged In the residence districts and tenants would have to pay the water rates after the landlords had paid an exorbitant rate for Installing water meters. This form of graft ia particularly objectionable to Chicago people. They will not stand for It It hits everybody and It ia unnecessary. The water meter scheme has taken shape. The City Council will be asked to sanction this outrage when It meets. This means a water meter In every flat and it means a general raise of rcnta on tenants. It also means a tremendous ex pense to landlords. The only beneficiaries will be the makers ot water meters. The City Water Department pro poses to make 300,000 people In Chi cago put In water meters. With an Inexhaustible supply of pure water right at Its door, Chicago has the poorest water service of any city In the world. Many great cities go hundreds ot miles for their drinking water and carry It over mountain and vale In costly aqueducts. Chicago can have all that she wants by using ordinary common sense, but alio rofuses to take advantageof her opportunity. Tho water supply of Chicago has been a fruitful source ot political graft from the beginning. Instead of using the earnings of tho department to build up and en large the water plant and Increase the supply the surplus has been "bor rowed" year after year by other city funds, to Increase the pay and the op portunities of political hirelings, If the earnings of the Chicago Wa ter department were properly ap plied, there would be a pumping sta tion at the lake end of every section line In Chicago, This would give an abundance ot wafer for the homes, the lawns, the streets, the offices, tho shops and every place In Chicago where water Is a necsslty. There Is only one way out of the chronic water difficulty In which Chi cago finds Itself. All this dreary drivel about "home rule" must be dropped and the State of Illinois asked to run our water sys tem on a nou-partlsan and common sense-principle. With a competent board of engineers controlled by the state and appointed by the governor! running the Chicago water works, the city would have an abundant sup ply ot that life giving and life sustain ing fluid. Undor local control the Chicago wa ter works system turns wholly on graft and every cry for relief only awakens the cupidity ot dealers In water meters and other appliances for circulating boodle whore It will do the most good to boodlors and the most harm to Chlcagoans. Chicago gives to us people the poor est water service of any city in tht world for the money they pay for It With an exhaustless body of fresh water at her door Chicago is constant ly talking about installing water meters In every flat and In every home to stop "waste." This Is in the faca of the fact that the enormous surplus In the water fund is constantly being appropriated to meet other expensea ot the city government Instead of being used to extend and build up the water system. Water meters In every flat In Chicago would bring on a pes tilence in this big city in a short time. The fellows who are shouting for water meters are grafters. Every man who talks ot water meters or water waste In the homes of Chicago should be charged aa a publlo enemy. The people cannot have too muoh water. To limit its use means pestilence and disease. New York goes 168 miles for fresh water and the great aqueduct which carrlea It to her people cost over 1500,000,000. It Is one ot the marvels ot modern times and ranks alongside of the Panama Canal aa one of the winders ot the world. Liverpool, England, is supplied with fresh water by an aqueduct which brings a supply from Wales and yot thero Is no talk ot "wasto" over there. Other European cities go oven farthor for their supply of water. But Chicago, with an abundance at hand, la always howling about "waste." Who Is behind this wator meter graft anyway? An enormous sum is diverted from tho wator fund ovory year to supply the wants ot othor city dopartmontB as you can learn from tho recom mendations of the finance commltteo to the city council In tho printed council reports, If the water fund was properly used, a pumping station could be built at the lake end ot every section line In the city. It this was done you would hear no more about "water waste" and the necessity for meters In every house. Now Is tho time when "eminent stu dents of economics" will bo heard from declaring that telephone monop oly Is a public necessity, With phono rates as high as ever and taxes 75 por cont higher than ever, Chicago has had all ot tho Al dormanlo homo rulo that it wants.