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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 15, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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licenses. But I can't
everything, sq I have decided to
name a commission and leave every
thing entirely in the members'
hands. They will investigate all
complaints and decide which licenses-
should be revoked. In cases of tech
nical violations the law will be ex
plained to the offenders."
The mayor seems genuinely wor
ried over the Sunday saloon question
and has complained to Fred Lundin
of the activity of Thompson-Lundin
ward bosses in granting too many
privileges to saloonkeepers. He has
been warned of the combine of the
'"wets" and "drys" and the Herald
and Tribune to keep pounding him
on saloon violations during the com
ing winter and is busy planning to
outtrick the combination.
The "wets" claim the commission
plan is merely another effort to
whip the saloonkeepers in line. They
say that when a saloon is caught
"sneaking" on Sunday it will be
necessary for the saloonkeeper to
obligate himself to the Thompson
committeeman in his ward to save
his license. They say the commis
sion will only get a crack at real au
thority in the cases of a few foreign
saloonkeepers who have no political
influence and take a chance on mak
ing expenses by selling a little beer
on Sundays.
The Second ward crowd, led by
Aid. Oscar De Priest, Sen. George
Harding and Aid. Hugh Norris, who
have been getting a lot of privileges
from Thompson in the way of fa
vors to the "black and tan" saloon
keepers, are not worried over the
new commission. They say its made
up of "nice boys" and they're going
to keep on "walkin' the dog."
The mayor in his announcement
of the commission intimated to re
porters that he was through worry
ing over the 'Sunday closing law and
that in the future they should see
the members of the commission
when the reformers start their
' - on the administration,
investigate ley Fitzmorris was asked about the
plans of the commission and aid he
didn't know, how they would work.
The mayor said he had not re
ceived any report on the saloon of
Aid. W. J. Lynch being open Sunday.
The police said they found fourteen
men in the place, some of whom
were hiding in the lavatory. Aid.
Lynch says they were plumbers at
work in his place. The mayor
seems to agree with him. Lynch
voted with the administration all
during' the last session of the city
London, Aug. 15. "I do not envy -the
man who has the "responsibility
for this war upon his conscience, I
at least am not that man. I think
history will clear me of that charge,
although I do not suppose that his
tory will hold me faultless."
This is a statement Kaiser Wil
helm is quoted as having made in a
Berne, Switzerland, dispatch to the
London Daily News.
"In a sense every civilized man in
Europe," the - kaiser was further
quoted as saying, "must have a share
in the responsibility for this war, and
the higher his position the larger
the responsibilities. I admit that,
and yet -claim that I acted through
out in good faith and strove hard for
peace, even though war was inevit
able." o o
London, Aug. 15. Possibilities of
complications in far east seen here
in reports df clash between Chinese
and Japanese troops at Che.ngchia
tan, northeast of Peking.
Tokio dispatches asserted Chinese
were aggressors, attacking Japanese,
garrison and later beseiging Japan
ese in Chengchaitan fort. One offi
cer and 17 Japanese soldiers report
ed killed. Japanese reinforcements
Char-1 are en route to relief of garrison.

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