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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 10, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 29',
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"With that sort of thine eolne on
just across the line while Illinois is
watching its object lesson what
chance for a boxing law here?
COUNCIL TO LOOK INTO THE SO
CALLED "REFORM" SOCIETIES
The city council last night voted to
investigate several of the alleged "re
form" societies which have been
holding the whip over public officials
for several years.
The probe will hit such organiza
tions as the Municipal Voters'
League, the Bureau of -Public Effi
ciency, the Legislative" Voters'
League, the Chicago Law and Order
League and others.
For years these societies, which
have been financed in some myster
ious manner, have been scaring new
officeholders into voting for measures
which are to the advantage of such
men as Julius Rosenwald by threat
ening them with public censure.
Victor P. Lawson, owner of the Daily
News, is one of the men behind the
Municipal Voters' League.
The main part of the resolution,
which was introduced by Aid. Victor
J. Schaeffer, scored the secret influ
ence behind these organizations.
The resolution in part:
"Resolved, That the Committee on
Judiciary, State Legislation and
Rules, in order that reform may be
at all times sincere and above sus
picion, be and it is hereby instructed
and directed to conduct- an inquiry !
ana investigation witn rererence to ;
all such civic and reform organiza
tions and other associations and per
sons that request hearings before the
city council or any of the committees
thereof, with the view oT procuring
the following information:
"First The constitution, by-laws
and rules of such organizations.
"Second The names, business
and residence addresses of the offi
cers and directors of such bodies
from the time of their organization
to the present time.
"Third A list of their committees
and their membership.
"Fourth A membership list of the
"Fifth A list of their contributors,
with amounts and addresses of con
tributors. "Sixth An itemized statement of
the disbursements of their funds.
"Seventh Do any newspapers
control such organizations or con
tribute to their funds?
"Eighth Do newspaper employes
act upon committees of such organ
izations and assist in formulating
"Ninth Do members of the city
council act upon the committees of
such organizations and assist in
formulating their policies?
"Tenth What community of in
terest or interlocking directorship ex
ists between such various organizations?"
2,000 NEGROES WAITING TO JOIN
New York, Feb. 10. More than 1,
500 negroes throughout the South
and 50 Texas and Oklahoma negroes
who have just arrived here are anx
iously awaiting word from Chief Al
fred Sam, who is said to have formed
123 clubs, promising to organize men
into a colony on the Gold Coast, West
George Harris, editor New York
News, devoted to interests of negroes,
says communication with Duke Mo
hamed of London, an African expert,
shows land Sam mentions is tribal
land and could not be colonized. The
negroes are said to have paid Sam
Mayor Tarrison going for 3 weeks'
stay to Florida to recuperate for
Eighteen men captured- in gam
bling raid at 167 W. Washington st
80 others got away over roof.
Dr. E. N. Flint and Dr. B. M. Ross,
"quack" doctors, up before Judga