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flit at Chicago, Illinois, undar Act of March lire. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING, NEUTRAL IN NONE Intend at Second Claaa Matter Oetabar 11. 1M, at tht Office at Chicago, Illinois, undar Act of March a, lire. TWEVTY-SIXTH YEAR, NO. 4. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1914. "pivbcbnts WHOLE NUMBER 1,05 SURPRISE OWEN Sullivan Will Get More Votes for United States Senator than Robins and Sherman Together. Broadminded and Liberal Men Resent Attacks by Menace. Guardians of Liberty, Industrial World Workers and Owen. Gossip About Office Holders and Office Seekers and the Things that Are Going On in Official Life in Chicago. News of the State, County, City and Sanitary District and Items of Interest About Men and Their Ambitions. We do not bellovo that there Is any thing In common between Senator Owen of Oklahoma and tho Menace. Wo cannot bellovo that a mun cho Hen by a populous, although extreme ly Dry, Democratic stato to (111 tho highest olllco In Its gift can have any thine In common with tho church burning, society destroying Industrial Workers of tho World. Wo nro loathe to think that a Unit ed States Senator, no matter how nnrrow, could stoop so low as to be come tho mouthpleco of tho mis named crowd of plnheads who call themselves tho Guardians of Liberty. Yet wo liavo observed a striking coincidence which In Justice to our selves, or our renders, wo cannot ov erlook. No sooner did tho lofty Owen of Oklahoma unfurl his standard of re bellion to regular Democracy in Illi nois, and lift his clarion notes for Raymond Robins and Ruin than the state was flooded with copies of the Menace attacking Sullivan for posses sing virtues and qualities that most men should bo proud of. Of course, this was merely coincidence. Tho Menace, however, which by the way is the most aptly and truthfully named publication in the country, does not admire Sullivan. The Mo naco is a "paper" usually handled with tongs when it is handled at all and its attack on the sacred beliefs of millions of Illlnolsans aroused the proper spirit of antagonism to it among honest men. Inasmuch as it virulently denounced Sullivan in a bigoted, narrow, foul and un-American manner, at the same time that Senator Owen was denouncing him on the stump in another manner, it aroused comment. Only a coinci dence, of courso, but a coincidence Just the same. The Industrial Workers of the World also commenced tho circula tion of anti-Sullivan literature and are said to have resumed the destruc tion of churches at about the same time that Senator Owen, actuated no doubt by other motives than those which actuate tho I. W. W., com menced his onslaught on Sullivan, Merely a coincidence, but you can't blame people for noticing it. Stngulurly enough, the Roosevolt Robins and Ruin party in Cook Coun ty chose as ono of its Icadors and campaign managers, a member of tho Guardians of Liberty and a man who was "guarnuteod" with his namo in capltnl lottors, In tho instructions to members of tho Order sent out by Vigilant Court No. 4 Guardians of Liberty. Those Instructions wero issued on n printed form by tho "Political Ac tlon Committee of tho Illinois State Court of tho Guardians of Liberty" and contained tho names of all of the men whom the order favored, from state ofllcoru to ward committeemen. Members of the order wero printed in CAPITAL LETTERS. Tho namo of this Raymond Robins leader, now prominent In tho management of the Cook County campaign, was a candi date for ward committeeman at tho laBt primary election, was thus print ed. Further comment on this feature of tho battlo Is unnecessary at this time. Wo merely go into these details of the proBcrlptive forces fighting the election of Sullivan, to emphasize our wonderment at tho attitude of Sen ator Owen. Surely he Is not connected with tho Menace? Surely ho Is not an I. W. W.? Surely ho is not a Guardian of Lib erty? Why then, does this Senator from Oklahoma camo to Illinois to fight Sullivan so virulently? Who Is paying his expenses? Roger C. Sullivan will net more votes for United States Senator than Roblnti and Sherman combined. He will got tho whole Democratic vote. Ho will get a third or tho Repub lican voto. He will got the votes of tho liberal element among tho progressives. His broadminded, liberal ideas will insure his election which is as cer tain iih sunriso on November 3. BAD CAR SERVICE Some Chicago Railway Employes Treat Chicago People Like Dogi and Keep Their Jobs. The Service Itself on Most Watt Sid. Line, la Mora Rotten Than Evar. Either the Chicago Railways Com pany hns no control over its subor dinates, or It encourages them to mis treat the public. Ruffianism and worse are the rule on some of its lines. Last summer wo witnessed an incident on a north-bound Halsted Grace surface car that was only one of many to be witnessed every day. A lady and gentleman who were rid ing in the car wished to get off at Cornelia street, touched tho button and the car stopped. When they got to tho front platform the exit door was closed and motorman 1G77 was too busy talking with friends to open It. Tho gentlemen touched him on the Bhouldor and asked him if ho was not going to open the door. No. 1677 flared up at once, "Can't you talk?" he yelled at the passenger. Tho pas senger said that ho had given tho sig nal; tho cur had stopped and ho want ed to got out. Tho motorman became very abusive and after opening the door followed the passenger and used all kinds of vlolont language towards him, Tho passongor did not report tho outrage because tho management of tho Chicago Railways Company would havo paid no attention to it. Helpless women and women with children are dully victims, "What are yon butting in for?" Biff, and Municipal Judgo Harry M. Plshor found himself falling off a Kedzlo avenuo street car nt Van Du ron street. His momentum was in duced by a blow on his shoulder de livered by Conductor Edward Caul Held. Judge Fisher landed on his feet, but sprained an ankle. It happened October 10 as Judgo Fisher and Attorney Bernard J. Brown wero on their way to their ofllcos. It had been their custom to toko a north bound Kedzle avenue car to the Chi cago & Oak Park "L," where they change and ride to the loop on the elevated. On this day, however, the car stop ped at Van Duron street, where tho conductor ordered everybody off, say ing tho car was going to tho barns. Mr. Brown asked for transfers. There was argument. "Then I interposed," said Judgo Fisher. "I asked tho conductor why ho didn't talk llko a gentleman and ho said: 'What aro you buttln' in for?' and struck mo on tho shoulder, knock ing mo from tho car. I did not loso my balance and landed on my feet. My anklo wna slightly sprained. "I never heard of such treatment and tho people of Chicago aro entitled to better treatment from the car com panies. Mr. Brown will ask for a warrant against tho man in tho Des plalnes street court and if ho doesn't get ono thoro I will Issuo ono myself against tho conductor." Tho averago Chicago Railways mo torman takes delight In running by poorly dressed people who are watt ing for a car to go to work. A con ductor of the Hoisted street lino was highly pleased tho other morning when he carried a poor delicate girl two blocks out of her way because she could only work her way to tho platform in time to see the conductor give the signal to start "We never stop after wo start once," said the conductor. Of course not. Not it it is for a poorly dressed woman. Roosevelt, Robins and Ruin, or Wil son, Sullivan and Peace. Raymond Robins, moose candidate, in his plea for support as a friend of the coal miners, has stirred cham pions of Senator Sherman. B. M. Chiperflold of Canton, Republican candidate for congressman at largo and friend of Senator Sherman, wants Robins to "bIiow him" on the miner question. He offers to give $100 to charity it ony ono can prove that Mr. Robins ever held a union card In the miners' organization. Senator Shorman's union labor rec ord was assailed by Municipal Court Bailiff Cermnk in a speech ho made at Braldwood, his old home, whero Cormak was n coal miner In his boy hood dayB. Mr. Cormak denied In dorsement given Shorman on his leg islative record as a friend of tho coal minors. Largo crowds in both Plko and Adams counties greeted Roger C, Sul livan. Ho found tho ono hero already assembling when ho arrived at 0:30 o'clock, and, as tho weather had Anal ly cleared, ho Bpoko out of doors to botween 1,500 and 2,000, "I hope tho Republicans and the Progressives aro represented as well as tho Democrats," ho said, "for It is to thorn that I would llko to speak. I want to ask them If thoy nro going to be patriots or partisans in Novem ber. If thoy are patriots, thoy cannot escapo a duty so plain as that before them, tho duty to uphold President Wilson. "There is no other issuo in this campaign. No man that Illinois will send to tho Senate could, If he would, chango the tariff law, tho currency law, the Income tax law, or the anti trust law In tho next two years. Those Issues aro for President Wll Bon's term, "The issuo that isn't settled is tho war In Europo, President Wilson has demonstrated that ho has the wisdom and fairness and tho courage to keep our peace, "Then let them all have the cour age, the fairness, or even the selfish ness to sustain the president In his courso in the only way they can do so by voting for Democrats for Unit ed States senators and for congress." The three R.'s won't down. Roose velt, Robins and Ruin, r Official returnsofthe registration Oct. 13 made an Inorcaijo of nearly 3,000 voters over tho police returns. The official totals for that day show 180,937 men and 99,075 women regis tered, making a total of-280,012. What R you for Senator Owen? Roosevelt, Robins, Ruin. Robins and Sherman stand for Bluo Laws. Chicago doesn't. That's the reason Chicago la for Sullivan. The Eagle Is In receipt of the fol lowing letter from tho Greater Chi cago Federation: Tho Federation bcllovce that all outlying interests should be as one in opposing this boulevard-on-stllts bond Issue, and thus defeat that eight (8) million dollar bridge. All parts of Chicago havo been de manding bridges and in vain. It is tlmo to cry a halt to distinct loop Stato street Improvements, such as this one, so that tho outlying districts can get soma recognition. It Is truo that a better connection may be necessary botween tho north and south sides, but tho connection as proposed with a doublo deck bridan and to cost eight (8) million dollars It believes altogether too high, when It is taken into consideration that this amount of money would build over 30 bridges In all parts of the city. It seems at no matter what cost, every improvement Dossiblo slinll bo mndo in tho loop district, at tho ex pense oi tno other parts of Chicago. It is not fair nor just and we bellovo that we can force recognition to such street connections as wo may de mand, tr wo succeed -us beating it. ResDectfullv. GREATER CHICAGO FEDERATION, Tomaz F. Deuther, Secretary. Granted that tho Boulevard Link Is fi needed Improvement, why should part or tho people, North and South aiders, bo assessed for all of it? Why not mako tho whole city pay for It, if it benefits the whole city? Roosevelt, Robins and Ruin. Tho wondonul Interest shown by soma real estato men in small parks, In tho past, has aroused suspicion. DEMOCRATS SURE OF SCILIXS ELECTION Scully Will Be Elected County Judge Beyond Any Doubt The People Want Him. Cloheaey, Carr and MeNally Certain to ba Elactad Truataaa of the Sanitary Dlatriet. All classes of Democrats and thou sands of Republicans are for Scully for County Judge. The Democrats have great hopes of electing their county ticket. Bets are freely offered and odds given on Stuckart for county treasurer, Scully for county judge, Sweltzer for county clerk, .Horner for probato judgo, and the whole county commission ticket for the city members. Martin J. MeNally, Timothy J. Clo hesy and Patrick J. Carr for sanitary trustees aro regarded by Democratic leadors as suro winners. Voto against tho Forest Presorvo Graft. Chicago has had to pay for too much real estate graft already. Small parks graft has caused much scandal in tho past. Of all tho forms of graft, tho small parks real estate method Is tho most noiseless and the most popular. Tho getting hold of real ostato at small figures to sell to the city at big figures, for small parks, is going to attract serious attention. More graft. A bond Issuo of $2,. 000,000 will be presented to tho votors of Cook county for approval at tho November election', if a resolution now pending before tho county board Is passed. The proposed bonds aro for tho improvement of tho county's country roads. Vote for Henry Stuckart for County Treasurer. STUCKART AHEAD The Democratic Candidate Leads All His Opponents in the Race for County Treasurer Is Sure Winner. The Fight 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. Henry Stuckart will bo the next County Treasurer In our opinion. He Is making tho best canvass and Is bet ter known than his opponents. Besides this, he has the advantage of a (law less public record to back him up. Wo have known Henry Stuckart for for ty years and have never known hira to betray a trust, public or private. His record as City Treasurer, llko his record In tho City Council, was beyond reproach. Stuckart Is a unique campaigner. He Is handing out n card with tho following Information on it: "My Platform 1st. Every dollar of interest will bo paid to tho county. "2nd. My books will bo open for public Inspection. "3rd. I will establish a station in each ward of tho city without any extra expense to tho taxpayers. "4th. My record as a business man for the last 40 years in the city of Chicago, and tho record which I made as City Treasurer, 1911-1913, which tho dally press highly commended during the recent primary campaign, I be lieve entitles me to the confldenco of all tho people of Cook County." B. A. Eckhart of the committee of Two Hundred, and a member of the subcommittee which Investigated can didates for County Commissioner in the Republican primary, said in a statement: "The management of tho County Hospital affairs, especially the finan cial affairs, by tho Democratic major ity of the county board, presents to the taxpayers of Cook County much food for sober thought. Without go ing into the scandalous bickerings and partisan favoritism of the "Bart zen crowd,' (lie facts regarding the erection of the new hospital building are significant and point tho way to a return of the Republican majority on the county board. "The last Republican county board perfected plans by which tho bond iBsue of 13,000,000, authorized in 1910, would havo built tho new hospital, accommodating 1,000 patients, and a now powor house, laundry and morgue. Instead of thus Improv ing tho service of tho hospital, tho InBt two county boards havo erected I a single building which will accom modate only 650 patients. "Tho bond issuo was authorized In November, 1910, and tho slnglo hos pital building is not completed yet. In fact, it is doubtful whether tho wings can bo completed In tlmo for occupancy this winter. "The contrncts wero awarded with tho usual scandnls during tho Bart zen administration. Out of tho ?3, 000,000 not oven enough was snved to provide tho necessary furnlturo for tho accommodation of patients. The record of tho Republican boards In the erection of the new county build ing nnd tho now infirmary nt Oak Forest Is in startling contrast to tho record of tho 'Bartzen crowd.' " Tho Chlcngo Medical Society sub mitted a pledge to candidates for County Commissioner asking them to pledgo thomsolves in advance to bo guided by anything a pommltteo of tho society might decide Thoso who refused to sign the pledge wero Alex ander A. McCormlck, Andrew M. An derson, Georgo C, Hall, John McLach Ian, Harriot E. Vlttum, Els worth M. Board, John J. Gard, Harloy B. Mlt- United States Senator. State and Treasurer and for Mayor Fully Under Way chell, Avery Coonley, Shelby M. Sin gleton, Progressives; Chnrles II. Wil son, George W. Hanson, Herman A. Ott, Franklin Dcnlson, William Bussu, Dudley Plorson, Joseph Carolan, Georgo A. Miller nnd William H. Mac lean, Republicans, nnd Frank Rugen, Daniel Hynn, Owen W. O'Mnllcy, Wil liam 1). Scott, James II. Carroll and Alexander F. Robinson, Democrats. Those who signed tho pledgo aro Peter Relnbcrg, Daniel Morinrty, Al bert Nownk, Bartley Burg, Thomas Kesperskl, Albert A. Burger, Arthur H. Furlong, McLaren Christie, II. B. Ansorg, Democrats; Marvin A. Farr, William J. Roberts, George R. Hill strom, Frank J. Olson, Curl T. Hurray, Republicans; Mary E. McDowell, Ger sou B. Levi, William R. Mnulorre, Ed ward F. Kounovsky, Thomas Sloml rndskl, Progressives. UNIONS FOR ROGER. Over 200,000 Labor Men Through Their Organlzatlona Endorse Sullivan for Senator. The tabor Vote of Chicago Will Be Caat for Him Almost Solid. Organized labor Is for Roger C. Sul livan for Senator almost to a man. As the aftermath of tho recent re fusul of tho Chicago Federation of La bor to remove Mr. Sullivan's name from tho unfair list printed copies of a round robin wero issued, reading: "We indorse the candidacy of Roger C. Sullivan for Senator and pledgo to him our undivided support for that exalted position. We are convinced that Mr. Sullivan has the ability, the courago of his convictions, tho knowl edge of men and conditions, both in this country and In all parts of tho world, to mako an ideal senator, and that ho will prove to bo an able, en ergetic representative of all tho peo ple of tho stato of Illinois." Attached to tho round robin wero facslmllo signatures of representatives of tho entire list of unions composing tho Building Trades Council and tho joint legislative commlttoo of tho Brotherhood of Locomotlvo Engineers, tho Brothorhood of Locomotlvo Fire men nnd Englnomeu, tho Order of Railway Conductors, tho Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and tho Switch men's Union of North America. Tho llvo railroad organizations havo n mem borshlp of 9.1,000 in Illinois, while tho Building Trades Council represents 75,000 skilled workmen, Tho Indorse ment of tho latter organization was unanimous. Othors on tho list of Sullivan In dorsers nro Amalgamated Street and Electrlo Railway Employes, with 12, 000 mombors In Chicago; tho Interna tional Brothorhood of Elcctrlcnl Work ers, 7,000 members; Franklin Union No. 4 of tho International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union, with 2,100 mombors. Tho leather workers nnd tho elec trical workers In their lndorsomont thank Mr. Sullivan for his services as arbitrator In disputes In which thoy woro concorned. Tho election of ono person as clerk of nil courtB In tho county as a means of eliminating unnecessary ox penso nnd of systematizing tho work About Men in the Doing for was declared a needed reform by County Clerk Robert M. Sweltzer. Ho spoko nt tho weekly luncheon of tho Cook County Real Estato Board at thu Hotel Sherman. Among other reforms advocated by Mr. Sweltzer was tho consolidation of tho taxing bodies In tho county, tho short ballot and tho consolidation of tho city, county nnd sanitary district governments Into ono compact nnd-up-to-date businesslike body. Ho also asserted that tho offices of county treasurer and sheriff should bo ap pointive instead of elective positions. Mr. Sweltzer characterized tho pres ent revenue or taxation luw as Inade quate and obsolete, asserting tho law which was acccptablo for early Chica go hud become practically useless. Ho deplored tho fact that somo levying bodies In this county lovy an amount ithat Is more than sulllclcnt to conduct their nffalrs. Roger C. Sullivan Is standing squarely on tho Issuo of tho necessity of supporting President Wilson and his policies. Ho has sent tho follow ing letter to votors, giving his position and his personal platform: Dear Sir To voto on November 3 to do your share in keeping our coun try at peace. President Wilson's administration will be approved or disproved, accord ing to tho results of the November election. Tho president has mado a remarkable record in guiding legisla tion and enforcement of tho law for the benefit of nil tho people. Thanks to his wlsn leadership and his courago in tho faco of bitter criti cism because ho would not plunge us into war with Mexico, wo, In this coun try are comfortable, jogging along tho road of peaco and progress. It Is the duty of every patriotic citizen at this timo to give tho president a voto ol thanks and confldenco. I am, as you know, a candidate for United States senator. Tho Demo cratic party has nominated mo by a handsomo majority In a wldo" open, direct primary, after a contest so fair and frank that tho result has left no scars anywhere I will bo Voted for at tho November election. Tho United States senator, for tho first tlmo In history, will bo elected by thu direct voto of tho people I am pledged to support President Wilson's policies. No other sonntorlnl candldato Is so pledged. You can ox pross your support of tho president only by voting for mo for United States senator, Sincoroly yours, ROGER C. SULLIVAN. If thoro Is anything that has fallen farther In public esteem than tho Chicago liar Association wo do not know whnt It Is. It ought to chango Its name to tho Nest Fonthorors1 Union. President Wilson has tho confldonco of tho whole people Addison strcot, ono of tho widest nnd longest east and west streets on tho north and west sides, should bo mado a boulevard. Tho Boulevard Link for the benefit of Man Killers, Is soon to bo in condi- tlon to oxtract ton million doHar from North and South SIdo taxpayers.