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Sntered Second Clatt Matter October
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act
NEW COUNCIL IN
First Meeting of New City Fathers
Disposes of Much Business and
Adopts List of Committees.
Considerable Wrangling Over the Question of
Repealing the Ordinance Authorizing
Special Bar Permits.
Tho now city council held Its llrst
meeting on Monday night.
Tho only ceremony was tho admin
istration of tho oath to tho newly
elected thlrty-flvo aldermen by City
Clerk Igoo. Tho lloor and gallorlos
wore crowded with their friends. Tho
rulo prohibiting flowers was enforced
and thero was no applause.
Tho following list of Council Com
mittees wns adopted:
Flnanco Rlchert, Schwartz, A. A.
McCormlck, Fotzor, Woodhull, Kcrner,
It. II. McCormlck, Capltaln, LIpps,
Watson, Llttlor, Long, Fisher, Hazcn
Local transportation Capltaln,
Hlckey, Nance, McNIchols, Smith,
Walkowlak, Franz, Duulor, Wallace,
LIpps, Watson, Uyrno, Iong, Flshor,
Hazon. Toman and T..J. Lyurh ..y
"Gas, oil and electric ifght T."J.
Lynch, Illff, Hlckey, McDonough,
Manco, McNIchols, Ahorn, Maypole,
Walkowlak, Dowlor, Walkor, Hauler,
Wulluco, Link, Adamowskl, OToolo
Hallway terminals LIpps, Kcnna,
Schwartz, Fotzor, McNIchols, Homo,
Touhy, Walkowlak, Howler, Walkor,
Capltaln, Llttlor, Hriiboc, W. J. Lynch
Local Industries Flshor, HIckor, A.
A. McCormlck, Klaus, Cullorton, No
vak, Ahorn, Smith, Olson, Walkor,
Hauler, Protzcl, limbec, O'Toolo and
Harbors, wharves and brldgos Llt
tlor, Kcnna, auoniBoy, Woodhull, Go
vlor, Novak, Homo, Olson, Kavnnagh,
Powers, Hadorloln, Wallaco, Konnody,
Mnran and Hnzon.
Judiciary Kornor, Coughlln,
Schwartz, A. A. McCormlck, Fotzor,
Woodhull, Govlor, Maypole, Kalndl,
Kunz, Powers, Stoffon, Itoodor, Link,
limbec, W. J. Lynch. Kostnor.
Streets nnd alloys Toman, Cough
lln, L. U. Anderson, Mulcuhy, Kunz,
Adamklowlcz, Touhy, Flck, R. H. Mc
Cormlck, Ellison, Itoodor, Kennedy, W.
J. Lynch, Lylo, A. O. Andeson.
Llcenso Smith, L. D. Anderson, Mill
cahy, Furman, Klaus, Krumdlck, No
vak, Ahorn, Kalndl, Ilowlor, Hadorloln,
llyrno, O'Toolo, Lylo, Clark.
Ilulldlngs nnd city hall Protzel,
Jackson, Mulcahy, Guornsoy, Johnson,
Klaus, Krumdlck, Plotrowskl, Kava
nagh, Powers, Franz, Ellison, Adamow.
Schools, flro, police nnd civil sorvlco
Franz, Jackson, McDonough, Guern
sey, Johnson, Krumdlck, Homo,
Kalndl, Plotrowskl, Adamklowlcz,
Touhy, Stoffon, Kennedy, Adamowskl,
Public health Nanco, Konna, Mc
Donough, Fumuitv Johnson, Cullorton,
Olson, Kunz, Adamklowlcz, Kavnnagh,
Flck, Ellison, Pretzel, Moron, A. O.
Track olovatlon Maypolo, Coughlln,
L. I). Andorson, Illff, Govlor, Olson,
Plotrowskl, Flck, Itoodor.
Compensation Illff, Richort, Ker.
nrr, R. if. McCormlck, LIpps, Watson,
Moran, Flshor, Toman.
Parks, pluygrounds and bathing
bouchos Long, Jackson, Furman, Cul
lorton, Hadorloln, Link, Lylo, A. O.
Homo dofonso Kostnor, Illff, Go
vlor, Dowlor, Stoffen, Link, Lylo, To
man, T. J. Lynch.
Thoro was a groat deal of discus
sion of tho proposition to repeal tho
onllnunco granting spoclal bar per
mits. Mayor Thompson caused to bo road
u lettor ho had rocolvod from tho stnto
council of dofenso and signed by
Chairman Instill. Tho closing para
graph In this wits that tho city ought
to repeal tho bar pormlt ordinance or
surround It with moro restrictions.
"Wo talked this ovor with Mr. In
still," said Aid. Toman, "and ho stig-
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gested that wo havo theso amend
ments Bent to an npproprlato commit
tee, where they could bo discussed."
"This special prlvilcgo should bo
abolished," said Link. "It is at dances
given undr theso permits that sailors
and soldlors get Intoxicants and bad
company. I am asking tho council to
ordor the ropenl of tho special bar
"Homo dofonso committee," was
shouted by soverul aldermen.
"Suspend tho rules then If you In
sist on having this go to a committee,"
On roll call to suspend tho rules
Link lost by a voto of 48 nays to 19
yeas. Tho voto was not a clear
"wet" and "dry" separation of tho
council, as several aldermen voted
against. R,uspoudlng tho, ruins.. who nro
known" to bo opposed to special bar
"Theso amendments will euro tho
abuses talked of by tho federal au
thorities," said Aid. Toman.
"Tho federal authorities want tho
special permits abolished, not an
amendment of tho ordinance," said
"Don't Interrupt mo," shoutod To
man. "Tho stato council has nskod
for enforcement of tho special bar
pormlt ordinance, not its repeal."
"Mr. Instill asked for moro restric
tions, not tho ropcal of tho ordinance,"
said Aid. Walkowlak.
When tho movo to susnend tho rules
failed Link asked (ho passage of an
ordinance directing tho mayor not to
Issuo any special bar penults until
uftor tho council had acted on tho
proposed amendments. This also was
referred to tho homo dofenso commit,
Tho complaints by tho Swiss consul
against an ordluanco which prohibits
tho issuanco of any license to non
declarants or non-citizens after May
1 also were roforred to tho homo de
Aid. Nanco sent to tho council a
lcttor ho received from President Wil
son thanking Chicago for tho resolu
tions of loyalty adopted by tho council.
Resolutions wero adopted deploring
tho deaths of Hempstead Washburno,
former mayor; Joseph 55. Uhllr, formor
judgo and alderman, and Francis A.
Eastman, former city statistician.
Tho retiring council by unanimous
consent adopted an ordinance placing
city hall employes on u seven hour a
day working basts Instead of eight
hours, as has been tho rulo for sovoral
FRANKLIN ST. BRIDGE
Tho city was authorized by tho fed
oral government to proceed with tho
construction of tho now Franklin
Orleans street bridge. Tho work has
been held up for some tlmo on tho
ordor of W. G. McAdoo, director gen
oral of tho United States railroad
administration. Tho Chicago and
Northwestern railroad Is to boar part
of tho exponso.
CABARETS OUT MAY I
Mayor Thompson did not voto tho
cabnrot ordluanco Monday night, Ho
had untjl tho evoning meeting of tho
old city council to voto tho anti-cabaret
mensuro, Ho allowed tho mensuro to
become a law without his signature
It becomes offoctlvo May 1.
Tho moasuro divorces liquor from
cabarets nnd dancing. Under its pro
visions concerts nro tho only form of
nmusomeut which can bo provided in
places of tho "wot" variety. Tho
present cabarots can contlnuo ns now
only on condition that thoy bocomo
"soft drink" places and glvo up tholr
llcenso to soil intoxicants. So far no
Indication hns been given that any of
tho places will change from tho "wet"
to tho "dry" class.
Thoro was not a word of protest
against, nor a word of favor for the
cabarets during tho ontlre council ses
sion. Tho aldermen spent most of the
meeting talking about special bar per
mits, against which tho anti-cabaret
legislation docs not operate.
Clty club members hold their annual
mooting and election. In addition
to ratifying tho selection of tho noml.
natlng committee, consideration of a
revised sot of by-laws and hoaring an
nual reports woro to take up tho inter,
est of tho members. Tho slate of
nominations posted at tho club fur
nishes a comploto now set of officers
nnd directors, tho former for a one
Former United States Senator
year term, tho latter for two years.
Tho list follows:
Presldont, Georgo II. Mond.
Vice presldont, Charles M. Modor
well. Treasuror, Roy C. Osgood.
Secretary, Charles Yoomans.
Directors (for n torm of two yonrs) :
Arthur L. Hamilton, Alfred L. Halter,
Dradford Gill and Harris S. Keolor,
Harry II, Gibbons, tho great box
manufacturer, and ono of tho most
public spirited men in Chlcngo, will bo
tho Domocratic nomlnoo for county
treasurer. Ho Is popular with all
parties and all factions,
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL
TO FIGHT LUNDIN
Tho Hrundago "neutrals" organized
In tho Thirty-third ward for a light
against Fred Luntiln, who lives In this
bailiwick. Albert F. Keeney, former
alderman, former legislator and for
mer head of tho bonrd of local Im
provements, was elected president of
tho "neutral" ward organization,
which wns christened "Tho Thirty
Third Ward Loyal Republican Club."
Other organizers wero Alderman
Irwin R. Hazon, Robert E. Pcndarvls,
Paul F. Schaofer, William J. Kruegcr,
Samuel G. Hamblen, John P. Remus,
Edwin T. Pelfor, Den J. Short, C. O.
Hutchinson, Georgo M. Dagby, Silas J.
Whltlock and H., M. Ulood.
Senatorial Race Shows Former
Senator Pulling Ahead.
Formor Senator Albert J. Hopkins
Is forging to tho front in the Repub
lican Senatorial race. Ills friends nro
working hard and his down state voto
will bo an Immcnso one.
Medlli McCormlck wns indorsed for
sonntor by tho now Thirty-third ward
club In a resolution reciting that "in
tho critical present It Is Imporntivo
that only those of demonstrated or
unquestionable loyalty to Amorlcnn In
stitutions, traditions, history nnd
Ideals should bo selected for positions
of public trust." It, snld Mr. McCor
mlck "by his loyalty,- ability and cease
less labors In behalf of tho govern
ment nnd Its people' since (he entry
of tho United States Into the world
war, has given satisfactory evidence
of being eminently qualified and
equipped for the High offlco of sen
Tho Denccnf group will also organ-
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Who I s Coming to the Front In Republican Race for Nomination.
l.o tho wnrd, and reports havo bcon
mado that Robert M, Duck, who led
tho light that unhorsed Fred Lundiu
and Committeeman Georgo llltzman.
who Is regurdod us Lundln's cholco
for sheriff, In tho aldoriuanlc pri
maries, may take a hand.
City employes who do not get bo
hind tho candidacy of Mayor Thomp
son for tho United States Somite may
loso tholr Jobs,, according to current
rumors In tho city hall nnd political
circles. Tho street bureau, It Is do
clnrcd, may bo tho llrst branch of
tho city servlco to fool tho ux, bo
cause of tho largo amount of pat
ronage In this dopartmont. Tho fol
lowing wnrd suporlutondeuts, It wns
reported, may bo ousted: John Scan
Ion, Tenth ward: John J, Corbott,
Twelfth ward; Mrs. Anna E. Murphy,
Twenty-second ward; R. P. Sullivan,
Twenty-fifth ward; Michael English,
United Order of Constant Losers Come
Cheerfully to the Front to Load
Down Democratic Ticket
Slackers' District Filled With Hope Over Candidacy
of Oft Beaten Runners for City and
Some members of Tho Ancient nnd
Honorable Order of Regular and Re
liable Losers aro talked of for tho
Democratic nomination for tho vari
ous big Patronage Offices to bo filled
at the election next fall.
And this Is n year when business
men nnd not professional politicians
ought to havo tho call.
Ono of tho most notlccablo Is ro
markablo for his pertinacity, if for
nothing else nt this writing having
been defeated for Alderman, Coroner
and Assessor, and hailing from n
ward notable for having tho most
slackers and fewest voters of any
wnrd In Chicago.
Many good men nro mentioned in
tho following list of candidates nnd
thoro are others:
Shorlft Josoph F. Connory, Anton
J. Cermok, llarth Collins, Patrick J.
Carr, Joseph Rushkowlez, Alderman
Frank Roedor, and Dennis J. Egnn,
chief clork of tho Election Hoard, nnd
clork of tho Draft Hoard.
County treasuror Jacob M. Llnd
hclmur, Aldorman John A. Rlchert,
Hurry R. Gibbons, Clayton F. Smith,
and Donnls J. Egan, chlof clerk of tho
Election Hoard, and clork of tho
County clerk Robert M. Sweltzor.
County Judgo T. F. Scully.
Probato judgo Honry Iloruor.
Probato Court clerk J, A. Corvon
ka, and Dennis J, Egan,
Criminal Court clerk Dennis J.
County suporlntoudont of schools
Edward J. Tobln.
Entered as Second Clan Matter October 11, 1889, at the Peat
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 187S.
Assessors M. K. Sheridan, Frank
X. Rydzewski, nnd Dennis J. Egnn.
Uonrd of rovlow F. D. Connory nnd
Fred W. DIockl.
Sanitary district trustees James
M. Dalloy, Fred D. Dreldt nnd Charles
E. Reading, nnd D. J. Egnn
President county board Peter
Rclnbcrg, Frank Ragcn, Daniel Rynn,
William J. Graham, John J. SoitBtoby,
William A. Rothmann nnd D. J. Egan.
County commissioners (city; ten to
bo elected) Dartley Ilurg, J. M. Fitz
gerald, Thomas Kasperski, Daniel
Morlarlty, Owen O'Malloy, Frank
Rngen, Daniel Rynn, W. D. Scott.
Peter Relnborg, W. J. Graham, John
J. Sonstoby, W. A. Rothmann, Em
mctt Whcnlnn, Jnmcs Whnlcn, Ed
win StrnusB, John Mnck, John Leon
ard, Joseph Cermiik, Thomas Keane,
ThumuB J. Doyle, Frank P. Dorcll!,
Rocco Do Stofnno, John lludlngor,
Isaac Doff, nnd D. J. Egan.
Chief Justlco Municipal Court
Michael F. Sullivan. Charles A. Wil
liams, E. Osgood Drown, Roy D.
Keehn, Roswell D. Mason, William H.
Arthur and Edgnr Leo Masters.
Associate judges Municipal Court
(ten to bo nominated) Joint Court
ney, Harry M. Fisher, A. A. Worsloy,
Hugh J. Kcams, Josoph I.n Huy, John
J. Mnhonoy, John K. Prlndlvllle, Jo
seph P. Hnfforty, Edward T. Wado,
John F. Power, Aldorman Stanley S.
Walkowlak, Alderman Otto Kornor,
John J llnouey, Leo A. Mitthlas,
Philip J. McKcuua, John A. Reck
with, Jnmcs Martin, Michael E.Mnher,
Henry Shabad, John S. Hume, Al F.
Gorman nnd Alderman Thomas J.
llnlllff Municipal Court James T.
Igoe, Eugono H. Dlock, Josoph L. GUI
and Aldorman John Toman, nnd D.
Clork Munlclpnl Court Dennis J.
Egnn, Albert Nownk and Alderman
W. H. BOYS
William II. Hoys of Streator, an
attorney, hns been appointed by Gov.
emor lowden to bo director of tho
stnto department of trade and com
morco to succeed William II. Stead,
who killed himself In n Chicago hotel
last week. Mr. Hoys has already as
sumed his duties. For seven months
In tho year 1905 ho served as llrst
assistant attorney general, under Mr.
Stead, ami Inter was mado chairman
of tho stnto board of railroad and
POLICE SHAKE UP
It Is reported thnt upon tho return
of Chief of Pollco Schuottlor tho first
of next month tho pollco dopartmont
will oxporlenco tho biggest reorganiza
tion in its existence.
Whon Schuottlor loft tho city al
most three months ago he instructed
Acting Chlof Alcock to mako no
changes In tho department until his
return. Slnco thnt tlmo, dismissals
and deaths nnd a fow resignations
havo loft mitny vacancies among thu
otllcors of high rank to ho (Hied.
At present thoro nro three vacan
cies for captains through tho death of
Hnrnoy Haor, tho resignation of for
mor Chlof Hcnloy and tho promotion
of FIrHt Doputy Alcock. Tho ranks of
tho lieutenants havo been deplotcd
and three vacancies exist.
Among tho patrol and desk sor
goants thoro aro four vacancies, whllo
tho dotectivo sergeants aro olovon
An attempt to abolish this branch
of tho service was mado by both
Schuottlor and Alcock on tho ground
that tho men woro Inolllclont. Thoy
woro unsuccessful, nnd when tho
erlmo wuvo struck tho city tho do
tectivo sergeants woro highly compli
mented 'by Alcock and Acting First
Doputy Morgan Collins for their work.
Thoro Is no ollglblo list for this
WHOLE NUMBBE 1.-188
grade, nnd a new examination will
havo to bo held.
It Is rumored that an ordluanco Is
being prepared to consolidate tho de
tectives with tho duty sergeants, mak
ing them nil ono class, so thoy can bo
assigned to e.Uher desk, pntrol or do
Tho civil service commission now
has under consideration it request by
tho men who were formerly llrBt-class
detective sergeants to bo allowed to
take tho examination for lieutenant.
Thoy contend that thoy wero bnrrod
at tho tlmo tho original examination
wus held, on tho ground that they woro
In tho secret service branch of tho
department nnd wore not eligible.
Slnco that tlmo tho civil sorvlco re
versed itself nnd reduced these nion
to patrol nnd desk sergeants.
'Ihtro Is n vacancy lor chief nt de
tect Ives nnd an examination may bo
colled within tho next two weeks to
1111 that position. Lieut. James Moonoy
Is now acting chief, and, If tho pres
ent plans of tho commission aro car
ried out, all captains nnd lieutenants
will bo allowed to compote.
Two hundred now patrolmen nro to
ho called July 1, when tho superan
nuated patrolmen aro placed on tho
pension roll. A now examination will
nlso bo held ns tho old list Is nlmost
TO BOOST GAS PRICE
Attornoy Hoetlus II, Sullivan on
Monday asked tho public utilities com
mission to nuthorlzo nu increase In
gas rates amounting to 20 per cent In.
stcn'd of tho 22 per cent boost sought
In tho company's original petition
tiled In Jununry.
Commissioner Walter A. Shaw, who
hns been conducting thn hearing on
tho rate question, gnvo tho company
two days In which to lilo tho amended
petition, nnd lit tho instance of At
tornoy Donald It. Rlchborg, special
counsol for tho city, gavo the object
ors to tho petition four days moro in
which to nmond their objections to
meet tho now schodulo.
As n witness for tho company Ed
ward J. Ward Is vice presldont, said
that during tho last thrco mouths
thoro had been an additional S per
cent lncrenso In tho cost of gas pro
duction ovor and above tho 22 por
cent sot up In tho January potltlon
Ho produced voluminous records In
support of this stntomout.
"Whon wo filed our petition on
January 13," said Attornoy Sullivan,
"wo thought tho 22 per cent lncrenso
In rates asked would bo sufficient to
cover our Increased costs. Hut now
wo find thnt our estimates woro
"Tho cost of labor ttsolf Is $.100,000
moro than wo had figured. Thoro has
boon nu lncrenso approximating $1,'
1100,000 In tho cost of conl, coko
oil slnco wo filed our potltlon.
"Coko In Jn'nunry cost $0 n
Now It soils for $10.50 a ton.
bought coal for $1,715 tho first of tho
year. Now wo pay $1,95 n ton for It."
William M. I-awlon, for tho Cook
County Real Estato Hoard, filed ohjec
tioiiR to tho company's ontlro petition,
denying that It is entitled to any of
the relief sought.
Domocratic workors and omplojos
mo tired of being assessed for nuto
mobiles mid political almanacs pur
chased for tho bouollt of cluoule olllco
Largest Weekly Circulation
People of Influence and