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739kMH , -w r-" 'jr. f . . Entered at teeend Class Matter October 11. 1IM, at the Pott Office at Chisago, Illinois, undsr Aet of March S, 1T. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE Entered as Second Class Mattsr Oetobsr 11. latt, at tha Pest Office at Chicago, Illinois, undtr Aet of March a, 1I7. TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NO. J). , UJJ CHICAGO, SA11UKD AY, NOVEMBER 20. 1913. 8mvb cents WHOLE NUMBER 1,258 POLITICAL Fellows Running United Societies Disgust Voters of Chicago by Mad Bush for Public The Eight for County Gossip from Individuals and Parties Race and What They Are Their Country. Items of Interest About People in. Public Life and the Ambitions of Both Them and the Men Behind Them. Tho gang known as "United Socle ties" for Local. Self Offlco Holding, with Appetite John and numerous other political Job hunters guiding Its fortunes, hits the causa of Personal Liberty a harder blow than all the drys In America can hit It. This gang antagonizes all of tho great political parties with its bulldozing tactics and even goes so far as to criticlso and injure liberal candidates of all par ties who do not perform to the satis faction of the gang. It puts candi dates with the "United Societies" la bel up for all Jobs. This gang In its hunger for ofllco, forgets that liberal minded men of all parties are op posed to prohibition and they do not have to be clubbed or bulldozed into opposing the closing of saloons. Tho United Society gang Is arousing the animosity of tho public on all sides and tho pitiful voto that "Unit ed Society" candidates receive at tho polls Is a warning of what may hap pen to Personal Liberty if the "United Society" gang keeps on stirring up the friendly animals. The United Soclotles for Local Self Office Holding must have a strange drink of its own. We do not know what sort of a drink the Mutual Ad miration Club calling itself the "Unit ed Societies" indulges in. -It certain ly Is not sold over the bars. Instead of making its members see double, it increases their power of vision one hundred fold. Each member stands for a thousand. The best of it Is, these fellows talk of their strength so much that they believe they possess it and run for office on tho strength of the popularity of the "United So cieties" and the cause of personal lib rty which they are running to death by running for offlco In Its name. A cool and calm look at the figures of the last regular and primary elec tions will throw some light on this alleged United Society strength. We will omit from this list Appetlto John Traeger, alleged to be tho Prin cipal Can Holder of the United So cieties for Local Offlco Holding, bo cause he Is universally regarded as politically dead since Peter M. Hoff man beat him by over 60,000 major ity ,aud sent him to tho political morgue. Traeger has confined his later "Unit ed Society" ambitions to seeking ap pointive jobs and getting them on ac count of his wonderful personal lib rty strength. This, by tho way, was devolopod in tho Dunne-Harrison campaign when Traeger tried to glvo his ward, the thirtieth, to Harrison, In return for the Comptrollershlp and loBt It to Dunne, who carried Traeg er's ward by over 3,000 majority. Mr. Graham also beat Mr. Harrison In the thirtieth ward and Mr. Harrison ran third out there, thanks, evidently, to the universal disgust of the voters with Traeger methods, Mr. Harrison, however, took pity on poor Traeger and made him Comptroller just the same. Dut let us return to llvo men and look some of the figures in the face: Total vote for Bailiff Municipal The Eagle liked Cermak's record in the City Council and supported blm for bailiff, In which office he has also made a good record. Dut to say he was elected as the Champion of Per Jobs for Themselves. United States Senator. State Treasurer and for Mayor Fully Under Way. sonal Liberty does the cause no good when you look at tho election returns. Court, November, 1012 370,054 Cermak, the Drains of tho Unit ed Soctetlos '.....133,712 Majority against Champion of Personal Liberty 240,342 Now, supposing Personal Liberty was really the Issue, what a shock these figures would be to people who think the United Societies have any strength. Mr. Cermak, who is ersonally a popular man, simply polled the regu lar Democratic voto and, with the op position divided, that elected him. The Republican Candldato Klnsella polled 103,807; Loucks, Progressive, polled 87,000; Bodongravo, Socialist, polled 50,909. If tho "United Societies" have half of the voting strength that somo of the wind bags who are touting their game claim they have, tho voto of 133,712 for Cermak put them In bad with tho public because he was cer tainly entitled to all of their ballots and, Decause, at the samo election, Mc Cormlck for County Commissioner, got 137,480 votes in the city; Dlockl, for Doard of Review, got 139,520 In the city, and Edward F. Dunne, whom the "Unit ed Societies" refused to indorse, got 167,051 votes in Chicago alone, for Governor. So much for United Society bunk at the regular election. At the primary election last year, the United Societies showed the Trae ger end of itself in regular Mandril fashion. John Koelllng, former President of the United Societies and star speaker and organizer of the giblets, ran for the Republican nomination for Record er of Deeds. The Republican voters so far disre garded the great exponent of personal liberty that he only polled 12,341 votes out of 115,005 votes cast. At the Democratlo primary Charles H. Kellerman, President of the Unit ed Societies, got 42,384 votes, against 56.343 for Joseph F. Connery, who was nominated. Leopold Nouman, the Grand General Organizer of the United Societies, was a candidate for the nomination for County Commissioner. At least It was said he was. He finished so far down on the list that it would mako a person dizzy to look for the result through a glass. He never was heard of after the primary closed until the United Society season opened again and the "half million voters" It has on tap were summonod to the meetings to fight for "personal liberty" and more Jobs. Weeping RIchert wants to electrify railroad terminals. If something would electrify Weeplug Rlchert's ter minal he might get over the habit of fainting when Merrlam takes a crack at him. Members of the school board com mittee on buildings voted to appro priate (1,800,000 for a modern tech nical school and other buildings In Englewood. Robert J. Roulston, a member of the board, who lives in Englewood, presented the resolution, It Is estimated that $900,000 will go toward building the technical school at a site between OlBt, 62hd and Lin BUNK and About Men in Doing for the coln streets and Winchester avenue. The high school already voted for the grounds of tho Chicago Normal school will recelvo $750,000. Tho present Englewood high school will bo re modeled. Senator Cullom and Senator John M. Palmer represented Illinois for six years at tho same time when both lived In Springfield. That was all right but when Chicago wants two senators, t Popular Official Who Beat Appetite tho little grouches who hate Chicago all kick. Appetite John wants to be County Treasurer the worst way. He wants to make a record as a job hun ter. He has one already. Appetite John Traeger hasn't fully decided on whether the County Treas urershlp or the Mayoralty would suit him best, But as the Treasurers!!!)) vacancy comes first ha will sharpen his bill on that before calling for something else. Doth Congressmen-nt-large from Illi nois live In tho country. No kick about this. When Chicago asks for two senators because she has the material, the bonehcads howl. Local Option Is a dangerous dis guise. It really means prohibition. Real Personal Liberty will defeat Local Option and Prohibition every time. Roger C. Sullivan's candidacy for the United States Senate was launched formally Sunday afternoon, .whtlo 2, 000 of his followers gathered In. Co han's Grand Opera House, shouted themselves hoarse. Mr. Sullivan did not attend the meeting, nor did he mako any formal announcement that ho was a candi date for the seat now held by Law. rence Y. Sherman. Ills principal lieu tenants, however, wcro In full chargo of the meeting, which was held undct the auspices of the Cook Oounty De mocracy, and they spoke for him. Robort M. Sweltzer, county clerk; Francis D. Connery; city Clerk and mayoralty possibility; John McGlllcn, chairman of tho regular Democratic county committee, and John W. Rain ey, clerk of the Circuit Court and an other mayoralty possibility, were tho orators of tho occasion. All of them spoke of the Sullivan candidacy for the Senate, and declared that his friends would Insist upon his making the race. The Telephone Trust, the pet of Chicago Aldermen, Is getting Usui! disliked all over the country. The Government should break ui the Phone Trust. A costly water meter in every flat Is the laters Aldermanlc scheme. Paying for water,, like you do tor gas, only more, li&that Chicagoans have In store for them with meters In every homo. Fellows who nre tho loudest shout ers for "home rule" when there Is any thing In It for them, are the first to PETER M. HOFFMAN. Traeger for Coroner by Over 60,000 Garbage Dump. kick when Chicago has a chanco to get two United States Senators. Tjio Phone Trust is destroying com petition, raising prices and giving bad service. It must havo boon an awful dis appointment to Appetlto John Traeger when tho grand jury Ignored that at tempted political assassination of Mayor Harrison when he was Coroner. IDsllJsllJsllJsllJsT '-ilJsllJsllJsllJsllJsllJsllJsllJsllJsl DON'T ELECTRIFY If the Aldermen Electrify Terminals They Will Throw 196,000 Railroad Men Out of Chicago Jobs. Water Meter Graft, Telephone Graft and the Latest Efforts of the Trusts to Get Water Meters in Every House and the Sale of Chicagoans to the Phone Trust Are Facts Not to Be Forgotten. The People Can Itemed These Things by Electing Men Who Work for Them and Not for Their Common Enemies. Chicago aldermen think very little of tho 196,000 railroad men of Chicago when they talk so glibly about elec trifying the railroad terminals and freight yards of this great city. In Chicago there Is an Interchange of 25,000 freight cars a day, and 65, 000 cars of freight are dally moved Into the city. To keep pneo with tho phenomenal Industrial growth of Chi cago the railroads liavo had to lay tracks under all sorts of conditions. The demands for scrvlco havo com- Majority and Sent Him to the Political polled junction and Interchange tracks, grado crossings,, elevations, inclines and depressions. In other citlos the railroad companies generally keep to their own properties, but in Chicago business necessities demand that tho locomotives of one lino go onto tho rails of other lines, anywhere thero Is traffic to be moved, As business has Increased, new tracks, cross-overs and grade crossings have become so numerous that there has grown up a network of steel rails In many lo the People's Money. calities so Intricate that only the most experienced employes now know all their ins and outs. Chicago Is a vast switching yard. All this has a most Important bear ing on tho electrification question, not only from tho standpoint of practic ability, but, also from the dangor standpoint. It is an entirely different proposition to electrify straight pas senger tracks In n protected right of way than to apply tho samo methods to a complicated network of switches and side tracks. Nowhere has elec trification been attempted under con ditions anything like those which pre vail here. With tho exception of In torurbau and street railways, which are not comparable to steam railroad sorvlce, thero has been no electrifi cation except on account of tunnels, and thero has been no electrification of freight tracks on a largo scolo any where in tho world. Mayor Harrison's subway system Is the only one for Chicago. Members of tho Tenth Ward Tax payers' Association sent to tho city hall a protest against tho acquiring by tho city of the Chicago Reduction Company's plant. Appetlto John has pulled a hand some fortune out of the public in the last 10 years In the way of salaries for fat jobs held by him. Ho would bo a long time driving a beer wagon before he could start a bank, "Special Investigator Fox has been given full authority to probe as deep ly as possible into matters that como before the commission on city ex penditures," said Alderman Melville G. Holding, head of that body. This statement followed complaints by Richard T. Fox, Investigator, that tho commission was merely reviewing a report of tho ofllcloncy division of tho Civil Servlco Commission without go ing behind tho figures or checking up the statements made. Alderman Rums of the 21st is no bonehead. lie has Introduced an or dinance requiring pedestrians to cross streets at street Intersections and im posing a penalty for crossing at oth er placos would bo valid In tho opin ion of tho corporation counsel. Charles II. Wacker, president of the Chicago plan commission, de clared that tho gaining of tho uso for Chicago of tho lako front botweon 16th Btreet and Jackson Park was the greatest victory for tho commission slnco Its inception. "When I becumo president of tho body," ho said, "I declared that if wo could gain our threo big points tho Improvement of Michigan avenue, tho widening of 13th street and the lako front plan In ton years our pig work would bo done. It is now only three years, and wo havo all threo not completed, of courso, but accept ed by tho city." Isn't It a wonder that Tracger's lit tlo .bank don't buy all of thoso bonds from the city if they aro such a good thing? Has It bought any of thorn? The United Societies for Local Belt Offlco Holding aro for Appetite John Traeger for County Treasurer. Ho Is mifk t Inmii UIIU Ul K4UMI The Idea of u gang of ofllco hunt ers Ilka tho "United Societies" pass ing upon the merits of men who aro running against them for tho samo Jobs, Is too funny for any use. Office hunters, running for Jobs on the strength of tho United Soclotles, have lost their grip. Tho people are on to them. Too much Traeger. Trneger's little bank, that ho is al leged to havo made out of politics, slnco ho quit driving, ought to buy thoso forlorn city bonds, now on sale "over tho counter" out of gratitude, If for no other reason. Iroquois Fire Traeger Is still run ning for ofllco on tho strength of his record In connection with that catas trophe. Electrification will provo a costly fad. Tho Democratlo County Central Committee of Lako County indorsed the candidacy of Roger C. Sullivan for tho nomination for United States sen ator. Tho commltteo also decided to scok tho nomination of a woman can dldato for county superintendent of schools at tho next county primary, Chicago needs a hew Comptroller. Wo bellove that the most discour teous and overfed political ofllco hunter In America is John 10. Trae ger, our poor City Comptroller. Tho United Soclotles refused to endorse Dunno for Govornor, although his personal liberty record was well known. They ondorso themselves for all Jobs, howovor, Tho Chicago Eaglo reaches mora peoplo In political Ufa than any other newspaper In Illinois, Arnold lolls tho city to electrify tho railroads. Don't do It. Thousands of llborty-lovlng Demo crats aro disgusted and tired of be ing sldotracked for United Socloty candidates who do business on tho "personnl liberty" principle And this feeling is growing. "Personal Liberty" has fallon Into bad hands. The ofllco seoklng "United So cieties" should disband. Tho gang of ofllco huntorH doing business mi dor this name are hurting tho cnuso of Porsonal Liberty. Tolophono servlco has been worse than ever slnco the peoplo woro sold out last by the aldermen, Hoffman beat Appetite Traeger for coronor in 1004 by G0.325 majority and Traeger Is tho duck who calls himself popular. Tho official voto was: Hoff man, 199,449; Traeger, 139,124.