WAR AND NEW BOOZE TAX PUTS
MANY SALOONS OUT
The last can of "suds," the final
"tall one" and the end of the "fizzy"
drinks will pass over the bars in 400
or 500 Chicago saloons today.
This is the first day in4he new six
months' period of saloon licenses, the
time for renewal.
And because of "bum" business
many of the old-timers will not ap
pear at the city collector's office to
lay down $1,000 for a license.
The war and the now 50-cent tax
on a barrel of beer has contributed
to the downfall of the thirst parlors,
according to one saloonkeeper.
Although most of the dramshops
going out of business are in the poor
er residence districts a couple of loop
bars have been forced out of line by
NAME WHO THEY'RE BACKING.
The state court of the Guardians
of Liberty are fighting hard for: Sen.
Sherman, Francis G. Blair, Mary W.
Seagall, Victor Sweinhart, William
Prentiss, Robert R. Levy, J. E. Lem
on, Walter C. Bruce, Lewis M. Smith,
Dudley Pierson, William H. MacLean,
W. J. Roberts, Cary Murray, Prank
J. Olson, Mary E. McDowell, John A.
Watson, Harry Hamill, Charles P.
Vogel and Thomas Brown.
LABOR FOR ROBINS
"I am glad to be able to say that
the toilers of Illinois are standing
almost to a man for Raymond Robins
in this fight," said Secretary E. N.
Nockels of the Chicago Federation of
Labor. "The average wage earner in
Chicago and the state knows exactly
who Raymond Robins is, why he de
served the staunch support of union
men and women, and why both Sulli
van tand Sherman do not.
"I feel it important to call atten
tion once again that Roger Sullivan,
Democratic candidate for the United
States Senate in Illinois, remains on
the unfair list of organized labor by
a vote of 236 to 56; that all his en-,
deavors to hide his unjust attitude to
ward organized labor have failed, as
have failed his strenuous campaign to
be restored to the fair list. As Sam
uel Gompers pointed out, Senator
Sherman Is not the friend o flabor.
"Raymond Robins has helped the
labor movement time and time again,
unfalteringly and unselfishly, during
the past fourteen yerfrs. We now
have a chance to even this score, in a
slight way, and luabor mustjjot ever
be accused of ingratitude."
HOYNE TO MAKE NEW MOVE
Hoyne is expected to make the
next move In the lively little tilt be
tween his office and the detective
bureau. Grand jury indictments for
the "dicks" who are proven grafters
may be returned before the week iB
Hoyne's promise of immunity for
crooks who "came through" with
what they know about crime and its
relations with the police is said to
have produced good results.
He claims that many grafters,
some of them from among the po
lice, have visited his office and, when
assured of complete protection,
talked freely of conditions at the bu
reau. One of Hoyne's men was in Joliet
yesterday, talking to Nathan Spira,
convicted firebug. Spira was too
weak to attend the trial of Lieut.
Tobin and Detectives Egan and
Monaghan and his story in the form
of an affidavit will be presented to
Judge Newcomer when the men
from the bureau are tried for the
Randolph street shooting.
Waitresses Recommend Judges.
The Waitresses' Union recommend
ed the following judgeB as friends of
union labor: Edward K. Jarecki,
Thomas P. Scully, Joe. E. Ryan, Har
ry M. Fisher, Joseph Sabath, Charles
Mr.v York 3 dead, 1 fatally In
jured, in Sunday auto accident.
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