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ABOLISH THIS COURT
The Juvenile Tribunal Is a Menace
to th3 Peace of the
The Law Creating It Should Be
Repealed; the Sooner the
The Police Powerless to Arrest Offenders
Between the Ages of Twelve and
It I tin- opinion or ninny citizens
tlmt tin- Juvenile Court should Ih u!mI-
Hy iiliiny It Ih looked umiii ns it tui'ii
nco in llio city of Chicago mill the law
creating It should Im repealed.
Thf fart tlmt It takes mi nlili' Judge
nwny fnr.ii other duties Hint ivnlly do
inniiil IiIh attention Is one of tin- least
of the objwiloiit against tin further
continuance of till trllniiiiil.
Tin' fmt If tlmt tin' Juvenile Court
Inw Ik it protection thrown minimi
wicked boys lii'lnw tin' up- of 1)1. ntiil
In this wiiy It has dcniornllxMl anil Ik
demoralizing the youth of tln city.
Hoys Is-twirii till' ngos of 12 mid lit
nil' getting worm' mnl worse every ility
They laugh nt the ihiIIiv. for tho
Hillii Imvc no authority to arrest
All boys under the ok1 f W nro
winds of tho Juvenile Court, ami oss'
clul HtM of tlu hermaphrodites mnl
childless women who framed mnl who
xtiiMirt the ridiculous law which
Hoys iiiuler the nee of III may steal,
riot. destroy, pillage, torment ami ruin.
They can assault, ntnli, attack, worry,
litintHx yen ami even murilei' people
liml the police are powcrlcs to Inter
The victims or their frlemU will
have to swear out warrants mnl tnke
the offenders hefore the .liiveulle Court.
It alone Iuih Jurisdiction over them.
There are more human devils In Chi
cago between the nges of ll! anil 1(1
than there are of all other ugi com
bined. The Juvenile Court law can lie
thanked for thin fuct.
Ami tho liermaphrotllteH, childless
women ami dead beat clubmen who He
tired Itn passage can get what credit
they can out of the fact.
There Ih hardly u vacant building.
Hchool house, factory, dwelling, church
or storo In Chicago that little devils
of the ages limned have not broken the
It Ih uuwifo for tho old and Infirm
to walk tho Htroctn without being
stoned or tormented by them.
Women and girls are assaulted al
moKt dally In ull part of tho city, and
young hoodluiuH nro tho one who do
Peddlers aro followed from street to
street and ntonod and harassed be
yond expression. .
Hetiill grocers nro nfrald to lenvo
frul tM or vegetable) outHlde their stores
becaiiHo these Inipn 'between tho ogos of
12 mid 111 regard all such property an
their own ami tho police, aro ltoworless
Tho Jews nro tho espcclnl mnrks of
All over the city Jewish peddler,
rag ami Iron dealcrH, nro dinned by
jiioIih of boys.
Fifty of them wpro chasing one poor
Jewish peddler recently nml a police
man wiih iiHked why tho rulllnns wero
"The police hnvo no Jurlmlletlon," he
replied. "In order to arrest n Isiy uu
tier HI now you hnvo to get n wiirrmit
fom tho Jiivenllo Court, and tho kid,
thief, murderer or Just plain rough, Is
tu rn wl over to n probation ollleor
w-.no woman to look uftor." That's
Tho Scalawag who rob tho people
or their hard-earned money by hcII
lug them stock In visionary and fraud
ulent schemes hnvo freo rein In Chi
cago to-day. Tho dally papers publish
their ads and tho police do not In
terfere. It Is pretty hard on Mayor Dunne
to seo tho Aldermen who wero electwl
with him on an I. M. O. tidal wave
voting against him on tho llrst great
traction battlo that has couio up dur-
Ing lilt administration. No matter
how people may feel on the trnciloii
question, their contempt for some of
tliee Alilcrmeii Is universal mid the
question niked everywhere Is how
iniii'h did they loo by It V
Tlie.tter passes mid railroad panei
have more efl'ect upon the average
mciulicr of the municipal or State
Legislature than all the Iroquois lire
or r.illrnad horrors that ever hnpponVd.
A Npeclal grand Jury would Hssl
bly discover why mi many of the I. M.
). aldermen elected with Dutino two
years ago are for the traction com
'I he slate gotten up by the Ilarrl
Him "managers", looks like the work
of the ex-Mayor's enemies.
If the Democrats want to' unite
their party thoroughly, let them nom
inate Jainei .1. tlray for City Treas
tircr. That would be something like
The dally pic-ss appears lo be pretty
well satisfied. It Isn't shouting "tho
streets belong to the people" iw It was
a few years ago.
Lincoln Park ami the people'of Chi
cago are to be congratulated uu the
appointment by (iovernor Dcuccu of
two such good men as I'red L. Wllk
and Leo Austrian as l'ark Coiimilsslou
ers. Lincoln Park has lieen run for a
long time by u lot of lisping dudes mid
Ilalr-On-IIIs-Faie Warder of Cincin
nati. It Is time some ChleagoaiiH wero
let Into tho secret.
Tho Hrhcrzer Life llrldgo Company
Is buying sj)iico In the dallies to nmuiult
the Ihiglueer'H leinrtuieiit of tho clly
goverumeiit. Tills only proven that
thero nro gome departments of the city
government that nro on tho side of tho
taxpayers nml tho people. That Htnto
atreot bridge Ih only an Incident lu tula
Kcherxer lift bridge business.
MeniborH of tho Legislature who so
licit passes from tho Mau-Kllllng
ltallromis should bo held up to pub
lic worn. At a meeting of executive
representatives of t least twenty-live
of tlw largo Western railroad systems
lu Chicago Tuesday, It was ugreeil that
ho far as jMisslblo the provisions of
tho new rate law prohibiting tho Issu
ance of freo transportation should bo
r.ppllcd to state business.
This will abolish passes within
boundaries of ull states west of tho
Mississippi river regardless of (ho fact
that In few of those states Ik thero any
autl-pass law. So far as Illinois was
concerned tho railroad representatives
wero in n tangle. Three roads In tho
Mute Ilurlliigtoii, Northwestern nml
Milwaukee & Nt. Paiilhavo cut off
passes to everybody, while the Illinois
Central, Wabash ami Chicago & Alton
ami others havo declined to apply tho
Interstate law to state busluess,
Kfforts wero mndo at Tuesday's
meeting, by olllcers of tho Ilurllngton.
It Is said, to havo tho three opposing
lines Illinois Central, Alton nml Wa
bash Join tho ranks of tho hidebound
lines ami cut off passes to all In tho
state Including tho legislators.
So far as legislators In this and oth
er states nro concerned It was agreed
that freo transportation should not bo
given them unless they specifically re
quested It. It Is said that ninny mom-"
iwrs of tho Legislature lu Illinois hnvo
had no hesitancy In asking tho Illinois
Central, Alton nml Wabash for "an
nuals." Halr-Oii-IIIs-Faco Warder should bo
miiovwl as Superintendent of Lincoln
Park. Tho Park hns been running
CHICAGO, 8ATUHDAY. JANUARY 15), 1907,
since his liicuinbeiicy
Tom X. Donnelly Mould make a good
Who made John M. Kweu Commiltlng
Kugiiicer for the new court house?
lie has tint bulge on the Job ami the
new court Iioum' has a bulge on Its
At the Majestic
"Well, oiio sure thing, thl-t whole
crowd will go to Heaven."
"No; they won't."
"Too many of 'em."
"What's that got to do with It?"
"Lots. Duly two hiimaii beings good
enough to go to Heaven (leorgo Wash
ington ami Judge doing."
If there Is going to Ito mi Investiga
tion Into the Miioko Inspection business,
let It U deep enough to take lu all
concerned lu It for several years back.
The City Council did the following
busluess Tuesday night besides pass
ing tho traction grab:
An order was Introduced by Alder
man Coiilou directing the Commission
er of Health to order the Pennsylvania
Hallway Company to put the Union
DeiKit lu n saultai'j condition was
passed. Alderman Coiilou declared
tho dcKit to ho lu a llltliy condition.
An order was passed directing the
Comity Attorney to give an opinion to
tin committee on n new City Hall as
to the rights of Cook county to the
city hall site.
An order was passed directing that
tho elevated railroad companies be
compelled to keep stations okmi, heat
ed mid light cd at all times.
The Finance Committee was direct
ed to appropriate an ailcipmto sum for
mi Investigation Into tiiMimeters to he
placed lu cabs ami other carriages.
An ordinance regulating the Instal
lation mid Inspection of gas meters
was reported from the Committee on
itas, OH mid F.lcctrlc Light mid made
a special order of business for next
Threats made to place a boycott on
all paving concerns which do not re
pair damaged streets lu accordance
with tho ordinances resulted lu (tost
poi.emeut o( llnnl action until the coin
panics p can ho notllled before the next
meeting of tho Council.
The "No Hell" cect wants Klou Clly.
They have evidently passed up the
Harrison Is lu Tuck again. Vincent
II. Perkins Is against him. Perkins
says that Harrison kept him from be
ing mndo u Justice of tho peace. Poo-
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JOHN O. FET2ER,
Financier, Builneu Man and Modal Recelvar.
pie who know IVrklin will readily un
ilerstaml why this l a hoot for liar-rii-oii.
John C. IVter will long be remem
bored by the poor cpoltors of the
Milwaukee Avenue State llauk Cor the
liouen, able ami iiuigulilccui wny in
which He has ouiduiied his receiver
ship. When a bank that was looked
upon as a hopeless wieck can bit maile
to pay nearly 7." cents on the dollar,
It speaks wonders for the man who
managed things so well.
John M. F.wou had better explain
why the walls of the new Court Iloiiso
are bulging or resign his Job as a con
Failure of the statistical expert of
the Manufacturers' Telephone Com
pany to have his estimates ready for
the liisHetlon of Kxpert W. II. Jack
sou disturbed members of the Council
Committee on (las, OH and F.lcctrli!
Light Tuesday, mid Mveral showed an
ger at the state or affairs.
Several members declared that ft
proved the falsity or the statement or
tho company, which had asserted that
the commlttM' was purposely delaying
action on the cettleiucnt of tho tele
At the morning session or tho com
mittee, Mr. Jackson declared that tho
.Manufacturers' expert had sought a
delay of two weeks lu which to com
pile the llgures necessary to a report
on the ordinance.
Chairman Young called attention to
a petition sent out by tho new com
pany protesting against further delay
lu the consideration of tho franchise.
He said the committee had been ac
cused of puiM)sely delaying the ipies
tlou to defeat competition for the
"The Manufacturers' Telephone Com
pauy has endeavored to put tho blame
for tho delay on us when they were
responsible," he said. "It has been
stated here several times tlmt F.xiMrt
Johnson was ready nt any time to pre
sent his llgures. Now he asks a delay
or two weeks. I regard the statements
in their iK'tltloiw as Insinuations
against the :uenibers or tills commit
tee." A motion or Alderman Moynllmu that
tho Manuraetiirors' Company be In
structed to submit their plans' mid tig.
ures nt onco wus adopted, ami tho com
mittee adjourned subject to this call of
Itermird A. Keklinrt would mako a
Plans to cunko councils or publli!
school teachers, an advisory adjunct to
tho Hoard or F.ducatlon were Indorsed
nt n mass mooting over which Miss
Juno Addams presided lu tho board
roams Tuesday night. "Our schools
should be n democracy," declared Pro.
fcsi.il- (ieorge II. Mead of tho Univer
sity of Chicago, '"reaching Is n social
process, not a mechanical art ami In
determining the methods employed In,
our schols the teachers should havo a
voice. This Is a principle generally
held by modern educators."
.Miss Cora Lewis of the Principals'
Association declared tho old teachers'
councils wore not n success because
they were not a part of tho Hoard of
Other sieakors were: Professor
James Tufts of the I'nlverslty of Chi
cago; i.im r. Noting of tlit Normal
School j Louie F. Kllburn, ex-presldent
of the Teachers' Council; Kdwiu Mil
ler of tlie Teachers' High School Club;
Louis r. pout mid Ir. Cornelia Do Hey.
F.rraut, for Superior
Well, well, well!
two or tne dally newspaiars says
that "tho traction question is settled at
last." Oh. It Is. Is It? Well, as long
as the dally papers say so that does
13. II. Uary, head or the I'nltMl State
Steel Corporation, Is ono or tho seir
made men or America.
Senator Albert J. Hopkins' speech
In defense of Senator Smoot, of I'tah.
was one or the ablest and most brilliant
orations ever delivered lu tho Putted
States Senate. Senator Hopkins is one
of the braluest men lu the senate mid
Is a statesman through mid through.
Ills record rethvts crwllt upon tliv
great slate he represents.
Copies or hills to bo Introduced Into
the State Legislature havo been pro
pared by Coroner Peter Hoffman. Tho
bills are aimed to correct several mat
ters lu connection with tho handling
of Isalles by undertakers mid tho pro
cednro of coroners' Inquests.
"All the measures advocated" said
Coroner Hoffman "wero recommended
by the Coroners' State Association at
Its roivnt convention at Springfield.
They nro designed to expedite tho hold
lug of Inquests, to fix moro securely tho
power of tho coroner mid to prevent
any miscarriage of Justice by mi un
dertaker using poison In embalming
Does the Scherzer lift bridge Indus
try want to run tho city mid tho San
The crowding of people off elevated
platforms and either killing or Injuring
thorn, still continues. Is tho death or
maiming of a human bolng n thing to
bo laughed at or Is thero no remedy
Jo stop tho overcrowding of platforms
LUMPY JAW FOR SALE.
Powerful Interests Insist Upon Its Being
Placed Upon the Chicago
City Council Committee on Health
Will "Investigate" the Subject
Alderman Bailey Deserves the Support of
His Fellow-Aldermen in This
One of the most notorious dealers In
lumpy Jaw cattle was present at the
inci'Mng of the city Council Commit
tec on Health the other day to light
Alilermaii I (alley's onlluauce prohibit
ing the sale of lumpy Jaw beet In Chi
cago. The howl that this notorious char
acter made only shows the Interest felt
by the dealers lu lumpy Jaw meat by
the men who sell It.
There must be big money hi It.
This tunii Is said to have made a
fortune through favors shown him at
the Stockyards by members of the pres
ent city administration.
The committee nctcd in a somewhat
peculiar manner after Alderman Dai
ley had offered to product) reputable
witnesses to prove the truth of his
statement that lumpy Jaw meat Is be
ing sold for rood lu Chicago.
It apHilnteil a subcommittee to "In
vestigate" conditions nt the Stockyards.
The Council may or may not do any
thing lu this mutter, but the public Is
thoroughly aroused ami will "get" ev
ery '.nan connected with this nwmi at
tack on the publli; health before It Is
Live stock oillclals who are relntod
to Health Department oillclals may
light the thing, but their reasons for
doing so will be thoroughly exposed
one of these days mid their dealings lu
lumpy Jaw meat shown to tho public.
A stir was created In die Health De
partment Committee of the Council
when Alderman James M. Da I ley ap
peared lu behalf of his ordinance to
inudfiuit and destroy lumpy-Jawed mid
diseased cattle, sheep, swine and other
"From the llgures which I hnvo col
lifted with great effort I tlml that M0
000 pounds of this diseased meat Is
sold lu Chicago annually, eiiilangerliig
the lives mid health of the citizens."
declared Alderman Dnlley, who Is en
gaged lu tlie undertaking business, "I
nave pnysieiaiis nml other experts
whom I want to bring hero to corrob
orate this statement. The discussion
or this ordinance should lie thorough
and conclusive. It will be opposed vlg
orously by certain powerful Interests."
"ir consideration or this ordTimnco
means another Investigation or Chi
cago's packing-houses we certainly will
not have time for It today," declared
The ordinance was referred to n sub
committee, consisting of Alderman
James H. Howler, chairman; Alderman
II. J. Slewert and William C. Hunt.
The experts favoring the ordinance
and the packers' representatives will
be Invited to meet the subcommittee
at 10:!M o'clock, Jan. l.
F.vory clly lu the country except Chi
cago protects Itself against liiilipy-Jiiw
Lumpy-Jaw Is cancer, and that Is
certainly line for food.
let It Is sold for food in Chicago
ami the men who sell It stop at noth
ing to force It on tho people,
(iiiveriiiiieiit "Inspection' Is nil rot.
It only covers Interstate eouiinerco
ami lias nothing to do with moat for
Chicago or Illinois markets.
Chicago Is the great dumping ground
for luiiipy-Jaweil or cancerous cattle.
Anyone bringing ono or those ani
mals Into St. IaiuIh Is fliiod iouO ror
No city east of Chicago, will nonnlt
n lumpy-Jaw "critter" to enter It.
In Toronto, Canada, too whole car
case of a lumpy-Jaw animal Is burned
In Chicago tho cancers nro cut out
and tho remainder of tho tainted an
Imal Is sold for rood.
liven Milwaukee Is waking up on
this subject, us witness tho following:
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 1 1. .Milwau
kee people nro lu n stnto of consterna
tion today because this afternoon It
was nnuounccd by the Health Depart-
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diseased cattle Is on the market hero
for sale at retail.
The department confessed Its Ina
bility to stop the practice. The meat
on sale was eitt apart from tho dis
eased iHirtlous of the cattle mid tho
Infected portions thrown awav.
The city liiNHi-tors at the l.'nlon
Stockyards condemned ami do.droyed
:;(i.'.."iri pounds of bad meat during tho
week eliding January 1L', wot.
Alderman James M. Da Hoy has prov
en himself to be a true friend of tho
people. As a foe of the lumpy Jaw
trust mid traction hypocrites ho has
the respect or all good citizens.
The vote on traction lu tho council
Tuesday night shows tho iower or
some things over tho voice of the jk'o
ple. The people will settle some of tlm
aldermen before a great while.
The Democrats evidently Intend to
let the spring election go by default.
There Is no scramble at all for tlm
The Cook Comity Central Coimnlttoo
of the Socialist party has by resolution
repudiated the stand taken by Individ
ual Socialists In Instituting suits of
luauilamiis to compel the .Mayor to en
force the Sunday closing law against
certain clubs ami theaters, mid ro
quests the Individuals lu question tu
withdraw tho suits.
Who got the most out or tho "trac
What Chicago needs Is a good Vigi
Hepresontntlve h, McKIiiIuv'm
bill forbidding candidates for oltlco ami
meiiibers or jsilltlcal committees from
locelvlng favors from express, tele
graph and railroad companies nml
making Imprisonment a penalty ror
disobedience. Is a step In tho right di
rection and It should bo passed. Hut
there Is no chance or It passing.
Congressman Madden's deep water
way scheme Is a paid thing for Chi
cago, A good earthqiiako may scttlo tho
traction question ouo of these days.
They nro having tluuu all around us,
and If tho traction question doesn't
pull ouo of them this way nothing cImi
Collection of Cool; county's delin
quent taxes probably will be mado
through tho Circuit mid Superior
Courts this yi'iu Instead of through tlm
Municipal Courts, as had been antlcl
p.ited. County Attorney Lewis has tle
thled that the county will bu imnblo to.
advance from ,$ii,(hh) to ijs.'O.Ooo fees
to tho Municipal Courts and the upper
courts will bo called upon to do tho
Tho situation arises over tho fact
that tlm Municipal Court rules Insist
upon tho costs of il lu each suit being
paid In advance. Last year, under tho
Justice shop system, tho county ad-
a need but !?-' it case.
Fred Husso stands for honesty In
public oillcc and Is an olllclal who docs
What n grand minstrel troupo tho
City Council would make.
lAldcimau Mathlas J. Jacobs Is mm
of the ablest nud cnost popular men la
tho City Council.