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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1913.
MOVIES AND CRIME.
The far west loafers who slouch
about In the moving pictures with re
volvers a yard long are the leading
features of this sort of entertainment.
This kind of thing should be stopped
at once In this city.
The cowboy at best Is a disgusting
exhibit.
' The tough western man never ex
isted where there was a chance to
exterminate him and the Idea of ex
hlbltlng these combinations of Alcohol
and Alkali to Chicago children Is re
pulsive In a community where hold
ups are common and loafers are so
cheap.
"iV' MERRITT W. PINCKNEY.
Able and Painstaking Judge of the Juvenile Court.
will accommodate the enlarged busi
ness. The firm of John T. Shayne ft
Co. was established more than thirty
seven years ago as a fur and hat store,
and has long enjoyed practically a na
tional reputation.
Mr. Consldlne began his career as
a clothing merchant under Harry O.
Selfrldge, In Marshall Field & Co. He
rose to the position of manager In the
clothing department of that firm. His
success as a merchant has been con
sidered remarkable. He Is regarded
as the youngest among the heads of
Btate street institutions.
C. Helmer Johnson, the well known
lawyer, is frequently spoken of for a
place on the Circuit bench.
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QT-QT-CteDFJARY
W People i-
THEODORE OEHNE.
Highly Rtsptctsd In Business and Political Lift.
ONE OF THE REASONS.
The fact that young women are get
ting too proud to do housework, prob
ably never suggests Itself to notoriety
seeking persons, who sermonize on the
stories that girls earning $8 and f 10 a
week cannot support themselves. In
the days when poor girls got good
homes, fair wages and good bed and
board for doing housework these kind
of tales were never heard.
SOMETHING TO BLOW ABOUT.
The United States according to the
dally papers now leads the world in
Polo,
Golf
and
Graft.
If It could only lead the world in
Newspapers,
Statesmanship
and
Anti-monopoly.
The country might have something
worth while blowing about.
EAGLETS.
If business men In other sections of
the city had to submit to a change of
street names, why. waa Fifth avenue
exempted after it had been properly
changed to South Wells street?
No man on the oencn gives better
satisfaction to the public than Judge
John R. Caverly. He Is just, kind, pa
tient and humane and his decisions
are alwaya upheld.
Col. Frank O. Lowden deuverea an
eloquent address to the farmers' con
vention at Piano, III., on Wednesday.
His subject was "The Farmer as a Fac
tro in Our National Government."
Oscar F. Mayer Is bolng talked of
for county treasurer.
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 are anxious
for more state control.
Walter B. Schmidt is growing in
strength as a candidate for county
treasurer. His good official record
and army of friends stand by him.
Chicago banks will be well repre
sented at the annual meeting of the
American Bankers' Association at
Boston, October 6, Among those go
ing from the different banks, we note:
Union Trust Company, C. B. Hazel
wood; Fort Dearborn National, Wil
liam A. Tllden and Mrs. Tllden, Nel
son N. Lampert and Mrs. Lampert, J.
F. Farrell, Mrs. Farrol and niece;
Drovers' National, John Fletcher and
Mrs, Fletcher, M. F. Rlttenhouse and
Mrs. Rittenhouso; Continental & Com
mercial National, George M. Reynolds
and Mrs. Reynolds, Ralph Van Vech
ten and Mrs, Van Vechten, 0. B.
Smith and John R, Washburn; Con
tinental Sc Commercial Trust & Sav
ings, George B. Caldwell and Mrs.
Caldwell.
The 8ervlan National Club of Chi
cago, of which John It. Palandech Is
president, will give a farewell banquet
In honor of Charles J. Vopicka, who
has been appointed minister to the
Balkan states, and will probably have
his headquarters at Belgrade. The
banquet will be given in the Hotel
!Salle just before Mr. Voptcka's de
parture, which will be within the next
few days.
"The Servians are elated over Mr.
Voplcka's appolnment," Mr. Palandech
said. "President Wilson could not
have chosen a more popular man, aa
far as the Balkan people are con
cerned. Mr.. Vopicka has the advan
tage of speaking their language and
having their utmost confidence. It
will be a good thing for American In
terests, as well as those of the Balkans,
for there are wonderful opportunities
In the Balkans now, especially In
Servla. Servia will start at once. build.
Ing 'hundreds of miles "of railroads
through Montenegro to the Adriatic
sea and many other great enterprise!
will be Inaugurated where American
capital will play an Important part."
Chicago la fan or attractions tor
visitors, outside of 1U 810 theaters
and hundreda of ear 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 GraeeUnd, Rosea.11,
Calvary. St. Boniface.
Grant, Lincoln, Bcalller, Goethe and
other monuments, Lincoln Park..
Historical Society, Dear&orn ave
an aa4 Oatarlo etreet
Lake Shore Drive, Gansbsrgen Bout
evard.
, Lincoln Park conservatories and
00.
One of the most popular business
men In Chicago Is Thomas J. Consl
dlne. for ten years manager of Brown
ing, King & Co., Chicago, -who has be
come secretary-treasurer and general
manager of John T. Shayne A Co. The
business will be continued as at pres
ent, and men's clothing will be added.
Additional space In the Palmer House
location of this old State street firm
Newberry Library, Clark street and
Walton place.
DePaul University, Webster and
Shelleld avenues.
Marine Hospital, Clarendon and
Graceland avenues.
Soldiers' monument! In 8L Boni
face, Rosehlll, Calvary and Graceland
Cemeteries.
Indian trail tree, Olencoe.
South Division.
Continental and Commercial Bank
building, La Salle, Adams,. 8. Wells
and Qulncjr streets.
Court House and City Hall, Clark,
La Salle, Randolph and Washington
street!.
Art Institute, on the lake front, foot
of Adams street
Auditorium tower, Wabash avenue
and Congress street; view of city.
Biackstone branch library, Lake
avenue and 49th street
Board of Trade, La Salle street and
Jackson boulevard; admission to gal
lery.
Cabokla courthouse on Wooded Is
land In Jackson Park.
Caravels in Jackson Park.
Chicago Normal School, 88th street
and' Stewart avenue.
Confederate monument in Oak-
woods Cemetery.
Crerar Library, 87 Wabash avenue,
sixth floor.
Douglas monument, 36th 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 avenue.
Iroquois theater Are, scene of, 79-88
Randolph street
Jackson Park, World's Fair, 1898.
Life Saving Station, at mouth of
river.
Lincoln wigwam tablet, Market and
Lake streets.
Logan statue In Grant Park (lake
front),
Marquette Building aculpture pan
els, Dearborn and Adams streets.
Marquette-Jollet cross, Robey street
and drainage canal.
Masonlo Temple; "lew of city from
roof,
Mattacra ffloauflieut' In 18th street
near the lake.
McKlnley statue In McKinley Park.
Public Library, Michigan avenue
and Washington street.
South Water etreet; commission
house district
State street department stores;
shopping district ,
Stockyards, Halsted and Root sti.
University of Chicago, Midway
plalsance. v
Washington statue, Grand boule
vard and 51st street.
Wooded Island In Jackson Park.
West Division.
Douglas Park.
Drainage canal.
Garfield Park.
Ghetto district on South Canal, Jef
ferson and Maxwell street!; 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, 835 South Halsted st
Humboldt Park.
Humboldt, Lief Ericson, Reuter and
Kosclnsko monuments In Humboldt
Park.
Police monument (Haymarket), la
Union Park.
Fire tablet (1871), 137 DeKovea
street
WARD BOUNDARIES.
Following are tke wars boundaries
In Chicago:
' 1. Chicago river west and aouth to
Wallace, south to W. Mth, east to
Princeton, south to W. 88th pi., east
to 8. 6th ave., south to W. 80th, east
to Wontwortk ave., south to W. Slit
east to Lake Shore right of way,
north to W. 16th, east to 8. Michigan
ave., north to & 86th, out to Indians
ave., south to E. 86th, east to South
Park ave., south to B. Slit, east to
Lake Michigan, north to river. .
2. Lake Michigan and 81st at,
west to South Park ave., north to B.
26th, west to Indiana ave., north to
B. atth, west to 8. Michigan ave.,
south to B. 26th, west to Lake Shore
right of way, south to W. 81st west
to Wentworth ave., north to W. 80th,
weat to 8. 5th ave., south to W. ssrd,
west to Stewart ave., aouth to W.
89th, eaat to Cottage Grove ave.,
north to 38th; east to Lake Michigan,
north to Slst
3. Lake Michigan and 47th, west
to St Lawrence ave., south to B. 49th,
west to 8. Btate, north to W. 48rd,
west to Princeton ave., north to W.
39th,' east to Cottage Grove ave
north to B. 88th, east to Lake Mich
igan, southeast to 47th.
4. Wallace and river, west and
south to W. 34th pi., east to 8. Hal
stod, north to W. 84th, east to Union
ave., south to W. 86th, 'east to WaV
lace, north to W. 88rd, east to 8. 5tk
ave., north to W. 28th pi., west to
Princeton ave., north to W. 26th, west
to Wallace, north to river.
5. From Intersection of river and
south fork southeast along canal to
W. 89th, west to 8. 48th ave., aouth
to W. 45th. east to 8. Ashland ave.,
north to W. 48rd, east to Princeton
ave., north to W. 89th, west to Stew,
art ave., north to W. 33rd, west to
Wallace, south to W. 86th, "est to
Union ave., north to W. 34tb, west to
S. Halsted, south to W. 34th, west to
south fork of river and northwesterly
to river,
6. Lake Michigan and B. 47th st,
west to St. Lawrence ave. south to B.
49th, west to 8. State, south to B.
63rd, east to South Park ave., north
to E. 60tb, east to Lake Michigan,
northwest to 47th,
7. Lake Michigan and B. 60th st,
west to South Park ave., south to B.
63rd, west to Stewart ave., south to
W. 66th, east to Harvard ave., touth
to W. 67tb, east to Wentworth ave.,
south to W. 71st, east to S. State,
south to B. 75th, east to Stony Island
ave., noHh to B. 73rd, east to lake,
northwest to B. 60th.
8. Lake Michigan and E. 73rd St.,
west to Stony Island ave., south
through Lake Calumet to city limits,
east to Indiana state line, north to
lake and northwest to B. 73rd.
9, Stony Island ave. and B. 75th,
west to 8. State, south to W. 79tb,
west to Wallace, south to W. 84th,
east to Stewart ave., south to W.
103rd, west to 8. Halsted, south to
W. 111th, west to S. Peoria, south to
W. 116tb, west to'Vtncennes ave.,
southwest to Lyon ave., east to S.
Ashland ave., south to W. 123rd, east
to 8. Halsted, south to city limits,
east to Stony Island ave., projected,
and north to B. 7tth.
10. 8. Center ave. and W. 12th,
west to Loomls, north to Taylor, west
to S. Wood, south to W. 16th, east to
S. Ashland ave., south to river, north
east to 8. Morgan, north to W. 18th,
east to 8.. Morgan, north to W. 16th,
west to S. Center ave., north to W.
12th.
11. 8. Wood and Taylor, west to
8. Oakley blvd., south to W. 12th.
west to P., C, C. ft St L. R. R., south
to canal, northeast to S. Ashland ave..
north to' W. 16th, west to 8. Wood,
north to Taylor.
12. W. 12th and P., C, C. ft St L.
R. R., west to 8. Kedile ave., south to
W. 19th, west to S. Homan ave., north
to Ogden ave.,- southwest to Clifton
Park ave., south to W. 24th, west to
8. Central Park ave., south to canal.
northeast to P., C, C. ft St u R. R.
north to W. 12th.
13. W. Washington blvd. and N.
Oakley blvd., west to N. 40th ave.,
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. "
16. W. North ave. and N. Robey,
west to N. St Louis ave., south to
W. Chicago ave., east to N. Ashland
ave., north to W. Division, west to N.
Robey, north to W. North ave.
16. River and'Fullerton ave., west
to N. Robey, south to W. Division,
east to river, northwest to Fullertou
ave.
17. River sad W. Division, west to
N. Ashland avevsouth to' W. Klnsls.
east to river, northwest to W. Divi
sion. 18. River and W. Klntle, .west to
N. Ashland ave., aouth to W. Wash
ington blvd., west to N. Oakley blvd
south to Taylor, esat to 8. Hermitage
ave., north to W. Van Buren, east to
river, north to W. Klnate.
19. River and W. Vss Buren st..
west to 8. Hermitage ave., south to
Taylor, eaat to Loomls, aouth to W.
12tb, east to 8. Halsted. north to Tay
lor, east to srrJesplalaes, south to
DeKoven, east to 8. Jefferson, south
to Bunker, east to river, north to W.
Van Buren.
20. River and Bunker, west to B.
Jefferson, uorth to DeKovea, west to
8. Desplalnes, north to Taylor, west
to S. Halsted, south to W. 12th, west
to 8. Center ave., south to W. 16th,
east to 8. Morgan, south to W. 18th,
west to 8. Morgan, south to W. 18tb,
west to 8. Morgan, south to river,
northeast to Bunker.
31. Lake Michigan and Fullerton
ave., west to N. Clark, southeast to
Sedgwick, aouth to W. Division, east
to Orleans, south to river, east to
Iske and north to Fullerton ave.
88. Menomonee and Sedgwick,
west to Larrabee, 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. ' "
88. Cornelia ave. and Lake Mich
igan, west to Southport ave., aouth to
Roscoe, east to Racine ave., south to
Fullerton ave., eaat to Shelleld ave.,
south to Center, eaat to Larrabee,
aouth to Menomonee, east to Sedg
wick, north to N. Clark, northwest
to Fullerton ave., east to Lake Mich
igan. 24. Roscoe and Racine aves., west
to N. Western ave., aouth to Belmont
ave., west to river, southeast to Cly
burn pi., east to Racine ave., north
to Center, east to Sheffield ave., north
to Fullerton ave., wast to Racine ave.,
north to Roscoe.
25. Lake MtoMgan and Rogers
ave., southwest to Howard, west to
Rldse road, southeast to Devon ave.,
east to N. Clark, southeast to South I
port ave., south to Cornelia ave., east
to Lake Michigan, northwest to Rog
ers ave.
26. Ridge road and Howard, west
to N. Kedsle ave., south to Devon
ave., west to north shore channel,
south along channel and river to Bel
mont ave.. east to N. Western ave.',
north to Roscoe, east to Southport
ave., north to N. Clark, northwest to
Devon, west to Ridge road, northwest
to Howard.
27. North shore channel and De
von ave., west to N. 84th ave., thence
along city limits as established by
annexation of Norwood Park to Park
Ridge blvd. on north and Highland
ave. on west, east and south to Bryn
Mawr ave., east to N. 60th ave., south
to Irving Park blvd., west to N. 72nd
ave., south to Belmont ave., east to
N. 40th ave., south to Fullerton ave.,
east to N. Central Park ave., north
to Dlversey ave., east to N. Fran
cisco, north to Belmont ave., east to
river, northwest along river and chan
nel 'to Devon ave.
28. River and Belmont ave., west
to N. Francisco, south to Dlversey
ave., west to N. Sacramento ave.,
south to W. North ave., east to N.
Robey, north to Fullerton ave., east
to river, northwett to Belmont ave.
29. 8. Center ave. and W. 43rd,
west to S. Ashland ave., south to W.
45th, west to 8. 48th ave., south to
W. 69th, east to 8. Robey, south to
W. 71st east to Loomls, north to W.
66th, west to 8. Wood, north to W.
Garfield blvd., east to Loomls, north
to W. 47th, east to 8. Center ave.,
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. 66th,
east to Loomls, north to W. 63rd, east
to 8. State, north to W. Garfield Park
blvd.
32. Stewart ave. and W. 63rd, west
to Loomls, south to W. 71st, west to
8. Robey, north to W. 69th, west to
S. 48th ave., south to W. 87th, east to
8. Western ave., south to W. 99th,
west to Ogden ave. (Morgan Park),
south to W. 115th, east to 8. Western
ave., south to Lyon ave., east to Vln
cennes ave., northeast to Raymond,
east to 8. Morgan, north to W. 111th,
west to 8. Center ave., north to W.
107th, east to S. Halsted, north to W.
103rd, east to Stewart ave., north to
W. 84th, west to Wallace, north to
W. 79th, east to S. Btate, north to W.
71st, west to Wentworth ave., north
to W. 67th, west, to Harvard ave.,
north to W. 66th, west to Stewart
ave., north to W. 63rd. ,
83. Dlversey and N. Sacramento
aves., west to N. Centra) Park ave.,
aouth to Fullerton ave., west to N.
40th ave., north to Belmont ave., west
to N. 72nd ave., south to North ave.,
east to S. Austin ave., south to Mad
ison, east to N. 62nd ave., north to
W. Kinsle, east to N. 46th ave., north
to North ave., east to N. 40th ave.,
north to Armitage ave., east to Sac
ramento ave., north to Dlversey ave.
84. 8. Kedsle and W. 12tn, west
tot8, 46th ave., south to W. 89th, 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. Kedsle, north to W.
19th.
85. N. Sacramento ave. and Armi
tage ave., west to N. 40th ave., south
to W. North ave., west to N. 46th
ave., south to W. Kinsle, west to N.
62nd ave., south to MSdison, west to
8. Austin ave., south to W. 12th, esst
to 8. 40th ave., north to W. Chicago
ave., east to St Louis ave., north to
W. North ave., eaat to Sacramento
ave., north to Armitage ave.
COURTESY OF FINIS J. GARRETT
Three cheers for Representative Finis J.
Garrett of Tennessee, the chairman of the spe
cial committee of the house which Is Investigat
ing the long-drawn-out charges by Colonel Mul
hall that a choice collection of grafters could
make congress -eat out of their hands at any
hour of the day and night
On a recent afternoon, when young Mr. Me
Michael was telling how he used to work with
McDermott on various schemes in which the
tno of them were Interested, It suddenly dawn
ed upon several newspaper men present that
If the committee kept on with Its hearings
much longer that day and if they held a night
session there would be consternation In certain
quarters owing to the fact that handsome young
Mr. Bartwell of the Associated Press was to be
married that evening, and many of the news
paper nen present were to be ushers, guests
and general background for the affair.
So Bob Dougan, E. F. Ackerman and Joe
Annln, as a committee, told Representative
Garrett that either the wedding would be
sllmty attended or the world would go without
the news of the lobby investigation. And Mr.
Garrett, with the most gracious manner possible, announced that a wedding
took precedence over a lobby hearing, and all went as happy as a marriage
bell The committee adjourned in time to let young Ackerman try on his
silk gloves, and no one suffered for a lack of news.
Now that action of Mr. Garrett's is so different from that which would
be followed by many congressmen that it deserves passing mention. The
people of this country have the right to know everything that is being done
In congress. The members of that committee are representatives of the
people The men at the newspaper table are telling the people every day
what that lobby Investigation Is doing. The committee and the sinews of
news work hand In hand. Many a congressman sneers at the newspapers in
public when he disagrees with them or they with him, and quotes clippings
with great unction when he wants to carry a point In debate.
On the other hand, many a congreaaman says, frankly:
"I want publicity. I need It. It Is my political life," and he gets It in the
right quantity and the country Is none the worse. Another man, with scant
courtesy which he flaunts under the title of dignity, brushes aside the young
reporter, who probably will amount to just as much as the statesman in
time, and then objects to the things that are said about him in the publio
prints. ,i .
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NO "HOOKING JACK" FOR KERN
Observations made during a summer session
of congress seem to acquaint one with the true
Inwardness of things much more vividly than
thoeo made during the winter sessions. Swel
tering in his hotel one torrid evening, a promi
nent leader was bemoaning his lot. Only a few
miles distant a delightful summer home await
ed his coming, but alas he was detained here
to look after the caucus. Yet John Kerb, sen
ator from Indiana, had no Intention of "hooking
jack" from duty. It. was a humid evening and
the perspiration stood in beads on his broad
brow, and how could a human senator be ex
pected to forgot the home of his heart, amid
the Virginia mountains? Here his father was
born, and In emigrating to the west, the elder
Kern dreamed of the time when he might re
turn and own the land which so greatly and
wonderfully figured In the pictures of boyhood.
His wishes were more than fulfilled, for he
spent many happy days at the old home during
the sunset of lite.
Senator Kern Is known as a true Hoosler,
Like many Indlanans his forefathers came from
IVIrfelBlartoieemtueky and theaeetto OhlA With- m. - - I
his old home town of Kokomo are associated stirring memories of youth.
The noted Jockey, Tod Sloan, waa befriended by the senator In early daya and
did not forget him In this heyday of fame, for he never missed an opportu
nity of calling to see his friend Kern. In his own Inimitable way the senator
recalled the early daya of Indiana; while his mind was set upon holding the
Democratic caucus in line and watching every move to secure the passage
of the tariff bill. He is one of the few senators who wears a beard, which
he strokes meditatively with a patriarchal air, but hla twinkling and snap
ping dark eyes belle the semblance of age. National Magaslne.
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BRIGADIER GENERAL ALBERT L. MILLS
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SANITARY DISTRICT OP CHICAGO.
President Thomas A. Smyth.
Clerk, John McGlilen.
Treasurer, John A. McComlck.
Trustees: T
Thomas A. Smyth,
James M. Dslley,
Charles B. Reading,
Edward Kane,
Paul A. Haiard,
Fred D. Brett,
Thomas M. Sullivan,
George W. Paullla,
Wallace G. Clark.
Facts about the Sanitary District
and drainage canal:
The main and water power chan
nel Is 40 miles long.
Length of river, lake to Robey
street, 6 miles.
Length river diversion channel, 18
miles.
Width main channel, Robey street
to Summit:
Bottom, 110 feet; top, 198.
"'"Width main channel, Summit to
WiHew Springs:
Bottom, zoz reet;top, zso,
'fWldth main channel, Willow Springs
tb Lockport (rock section): Bottom,
160 feet; top, 162.
' Width river diversion channel: Bot
torn, 200 feet.
Minimum depth of water in main
channel, 22 feet'1
Current In earth sections, 1 14 miles
per hour.
Current in rock sections, 1.9 miles
per hour.
Present capacity of canal, 800,000
cublo feet per minute.
Total amount of excavation, 43,229,
685 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 18.6 feet,
Construction of the Sag canal to
drain the Calumet region was begun
in the summer of 1911.
Sag channel will be 22 miles long
when work Is finished.
Brigadier General Albert L. Mills, one of the
bravest Snd most accomplished officers In the
regular army, haa been detailed to give bis
time and talents to the organised mllltla or the
nation the second line of defense. In the
event of a long war no' man would be of more
Importance He would bring the raw recruits
into action. The undisciplined hosts would be
trained and armed under his direction. ' Indeed,
he is now doing everything that is possible
against the day of peril to the country.
The personal experiences of General Mills
make one of the most thrilling chapters In the
history of the war with Spain. Years ago he
fought Indians on the plains and In the moun
tains of the west. At Fort Leavenworth, whore
he was on duty at the cavalry and infantry
school, he wrote a book on the Virginia cam
paigns of 1862. He was a captain when the
Maine went down In the harbor of Havana. In
Cuba, quoting the language of his commander,
General Young, "he participated with distin
guished gallantry and conspicuous ability in
all the engagements preceding the final sur
render of Santiago."
The medal of honor voted him by congress was won on July 1 at San
Juan, where he encouraged "those near him by his bravery and coolness,
after being shot through the head and entirely without sight.".. As a matter
of fact, the surgeons placed blm on a cot under'a tree and prophesied his
death within a short while. He heard what they said. Being a brave man
be struggled all the harder for hla life.
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NEW MAYOR OF NEW YORK PITY
Adolph Kline, who has become mayor of New
York, waa the Republican alderman from the
Fifty-first district In Brooklyn, is fifty-five years
old and a native of Sussex county, New Jersey.
He Is the son of Margaret and Anthony Bushy
Kline. He is of Scotch-Irish strain on hia
mother's side, while his father was German.
Colonel Kline became president of the board
of aldermen July 7, 1913, automatically succeed
ing John Purroy Mltchel, former bead of that
body, who became collector of the port by
appointment of President Wilson to succeed
William Loeb.
Mr. Kline was vice-chairman of the alder
manic board from January 1, 1913, until the
date of his succession to the presidency of the
board. As a member of the aldermanlc board
he has served on many important committees.
Mr, Kline attended private and publio
schools at Andover and Newton, N, J. In 1877
he entered the employ of W. C. Poet ft Co.,
New York city, where he continued until 1886.
Colonel Kline was nominated In 1902 for
sheriff of Kings county on the Republican tick
ot. Though defeated, be ran about o,uuu votes
ahead of the head of the ticket.
In the following year he was elected to represent the Fifty-first district la
the board of aldermen for the term of 1904-5. He was returned for the period
of 1906-7. . .,
On January 1, 1908, ho was appointed assistant appraiser of merchandise
for the port of New York by President Roosevelt, an office which he bold
until his resignation, July 1, 1911. In November. 1911, he was again i elected
to represent the Fifty-first aldermanlc district for the term of 1918-3. Ha
was elected vice-chairman by the fusion members.
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