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ntartd Second Clan Matter October 11. 1889, at the Poet
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3. 1876.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Entered a Secend Ctaie Matter October 11, 1889, at the Pe
Office at Chicago, llllnola, under Act of March 3, 1871.
TWENTY-NINTH YE Alt, NO. i5.
MAY 25, 1918.
8$&S8n WHOLE NUMBU L.4U9
Republicans Lining Up for the Popular
and Patriotic Governor of Illinois
for President in 1920.
Political Situation in the Local Democracy Over
the Mayoralty Reminds People of
the Turnover Club.
Frank O. Lowdcn, tlio potmlnr and
patriotic Governor of Illinois, will bo
tho next Republican nominee for Pres
ident of the United Stntes unless nil
Governor Lowdcn lins mndo an ex
cellent record In his high olllco and
has mndo friends among all classes of
people nnd all shades of political
opinion by his manly, nblo and courte
ous method of dealing with measures
Illinois will send n solid delegation
to the next Hcpubllcnn National con
vention, pledged to nominate FrniiK
O. Lowdcn for President of tho
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STATE POLICE FORCE
There is n big movoment through
out Illinois for tho establishment of a
state pollco force.
Attorney Gonernl Edward J. Brim
dago favors a stnto police nnd tolls
tho reason why:
"My oxporlenco in trying to enforco
tho Inws In certain parts of tho stnto
has convinced mo thnt a state pollco
forco Is greatly needed," said ho
lately. "Had Biich a patrolling forco
boon available during tho last year
the lamontublo race rioting at East
St. Louis Inst July, In which nearly
100 persons were killed and 245
buildings wero burned, might havo
been prevented or stopped In Its in
III THE CITY COUNCIL
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
At Moildny's City Council meeting
Mayor Thompson submitted tho
names of tho following for appoint
ment on tho School Board:
Edwin S. Davis, now president, to
Albert II. Sovorlnghnus, now vice
president, to succeed himself.
John A. Torstonson, to succeed
Charles S. Peterson.
Appointments nro for flvo years
from May 1.
The mayor directed action bo de
ferred ono week. Alderman Powers
had moved immodlato concurrence.
Tho mayor submitted a stntoment
concerning appointments and tho
work of tho board.
Torstenson lives at 700 Junior tor
raco. Ho Is president of a painting
concern. Ho is ntllllated with Swe
Tho mayor says Davis and Savor
inghaus have rendorud faithful serv
ice. On tho gas mnttor tho Council over
rodo Mayor Thompson's veto. Tho
voto was 52 to 15, tho majority hav
ing flvo votes more than the two
thirds required by law.
Tho mayor haudod in u veto of tho
resolution passed a. week bofore in
connection with tho gns litigation con
troversy between Corporation Coun
sel Kttolson nnd Donald II. nichborg,
special counsel in gas mattors. There
was almost no dobato. Tho roll call
showed only ono Republican, Alder
man L. B. Anderson, Nogro represen
tative of tho Socond ward, standing
by the mayor.
Tho gas question was boforo tho
council In several other ways. Aid.
largest Weekly GrcuUiion Among
People af Influence and Standing
ception. This wns tho opinion of tho
St. Clair County grand jury, which
on August 15, 1917, returned 08 in
dictments against 105 persons, charg
ing murder, arson, conspiracy to in
cite rioting nnd other crimes In con
nection with tho race riots. In Its re
port tho grand Jury said:
"Wo recommend to tho governor
and Stato Legislature of Illinois, in
order to bo on constant gunrd against
such disasters, that there bo estab
lished by law a Stato pollco forco, or
constabulary, partly mounted, and
that this pollco forco bo a permanent
body of 1,000 or more trained police
men, on constant duty, to bo moved
in sections from ono plnco in tho state
to another, to enforco all laws. If a
portion of this constabulary l,woro I talking personal history. ai
'J)rpughti frpmn, rtlBr.n:7.r,tflrrtTViWfn4Vunnt know.nb04itiench'
stale they would not bo affected
by local prejudices and opinions.
Knch of these, stato constnblcs should
bo given nil tho powers throughout
tho stnto which the sheriff of tho
county hns in his own county, and
pollco every section of tho stnto under
tho direction and nuthority of his
honor, tho governor."
"Another doplornblo crlmo which
might readily havo beun prevented If
there hnd been mi effective stnto
patrol forco within cull wns tho lynch
ing of Robert Prnger at Colllnsvlllo
this month, on tho pretext thnt tho
victim had been guilty of seditious
utterances," said Attorney Gonoral
Brundngo. "Such discreditable occur
rences ns these nro blots upon tho
record of our stnto and should cause
W. O. Nance attempted to "oxpungo
from the record" the remarks Mayor
Thompson mndo on the subject In his
message of a week ago, but ho was
ruled out of order. An ordinance au
thorizing Mr. IUchborg to retain com
ploto control of all gas mutters, and
dlrocting Mr. Ettolson and his as
sistants not to Interfere, wns pub
lished and deferred. Tho samo action
was taken In roferonco to the amond
mont of tho rules creating tho gas
litigation commltteo ns u standing
committee theroby taking tho powor
of appointment uwoy from tho mayor.
Tho nldormon voting with the mayor
woro: Keniin, Coughlln, L. B. A nil or-
sou, Hlckey, McDonough, Mulcnhy,
Cullorton, Adamklowlcz, Powers, Flck,
Franz, Hndorleln, Byrne, W. J.
Lynch nnd O'Toolo 15.
Absont or not voting Jackson,
Ahorn and Lylo.
Flvo Domocrnts who Inst week
voted for tho resolution refused to
voto for It lifter tho mnyor's voto was
sent In. They woro Hickoy, McDon
ough, Adamklowlcz, Hndorleln and
The nldormon who objected to elim
inating parts of thu preamble of tho
second resolution condemning Mr.
Ettolson wero A. A. McCormlck,
N'nnco, Fotzcr, Johnson, Wnlkowlak,
Wallace, Stoffon, Kennedy, Watson,
Hazon, A. O. Anderson ami Kostnor.
In effect tho two resolutions aro tho
snino. Tho first dlrocted Mr. Ettolson
nnd Mr. IUchborg to tako no action
contrary to tho spirit of tho second
until It had been acted on. Tho soc
ond, minus the Ettolson criticism, di
rects Mr. IUchborg to proceed ns spo
clal couusol and ordors Mr. Ettolson
not to Intorfore Tho mayor's voto
of thu first was based on n contention
that It nttempted to "ovonido both
statutes and ordlnnncos which rcqulro
tho corporation counsol to control nil
litigation of tho city." Mr. IUchborg
nnd his aldornuinlo backers hold that
tho corporation counsel has no such
us to tako proper steps to prevent
their recurrence. I nm satisfied that
a well organized, mounted body of
stato pollco Is tho best means of pre
vcntlon In sight, nnd such a forco Is
also badly needed in other linen of
THE TURNOVER CLUB
Democratic Candidates for Mayor
Have Formed One.
Talk about tho. Knockers' Union!
It isn't In It with some Democratic
candidates for mayor of Chicago.
Many of their partisans are busy
other has never been said.
Tho Turn Over Club has boon ro
vlved by them.
Thoy nro extremely courteous In
recommending each other for employ
ment on the firing lino in Franco, or
In somo Job other than that of Mayor
C. J. Doylo, f armor Secretary of
Stnto, would nuiko nn Ideal Congross-mun-iit-lnrgo
If ho would allow his
friends to uso his namo and nomlnnto
him for Unit olllco. Ho Is mi eloquent
speaker, n man of magnetic person
ality nnd his election would bo certain.
HARRISON AND DUNNE
Two DemocraticILcaders Picked
for Places onjinc Shelf by
Roger C. Sullivan.
Dunne to Be RetlrfJfto the Federal
Bench and Harrison to Be Sent
Tho Chicago Tribune of May 19 bo
came tho Court Journal for tho occa
sion and printed the following an
Kogcr C. Sullivan came bnck to Chi
cago yesterday to demonstrate thnt
ho is n poaccablo'pnrty, Democratic
ally speaking. Ho lind been down to
Washington. For the first time since
the Baltimore convention tho acknowl
edged leader of tub Illinois Demo
cratic organization had been received
cheerfully nnd pfunsantly at the
Important Democratic tidings re
turned to Chicago In Mr. Sullivan's
custody. Ho didn't Ro Into extensive
details nnd let 'slip .only a few hints
of the net result of p heart to heart
talks nt tho capital.'
These aro the li I Mi lights:
"Former Mayor Carter Harrison Is
to havo an Important appointment
under Secretary of ho Treasury Mc
Adoo an appointment that may take
him abroad, and that Is what Mr.
Harrlson'has said ho wanted.
"Former Gov. Ktward F. Dunno
stands a nfost excellent chanco for
appointment to tho federal bench, as
n result of tho death of tho Into Cir
cuit Judge Kohlsaatlnnd tho chanco
thnt tho bill creating an additional dis
trict Judgeship in Chicago will become
n luw." J
Tho advlco of JMrS .jSulllvnn, It Is
clearly understood, since the return
of tho Chicago man, was sought cir
cumspectly, but definitely, by admin
istration representatives, on both
propositions. Mr. 'Sullivan, It is
kartdid.fwelfctf.itati (to place his
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Popular and Patriotic Governor Whom Republicans Talk
that Mr. Harrison's endeavors to got
Into somo phase of real war work nro
to havo early results enmo to Chi
cago directly through Mr. Sullivan.
As to tho United States seuntorshlp,
Mr. Sullivan had nothing doilnlto to
sny. It Is a sni'o hot thnt ho was
asked, while in Washington, to do
what ho could to mako It easy for
Senator James Hamilton Lewis to bo
renominated nnd ro-olected, About
nil that was promised by Roger C In
nil probability, was that ho, Sullivan,
would not bo u cnndldato for sonntor
himself. Tho Inside of this Is, ac
cording to repeated statements mndo
by Chicago organization Domocrnts,
thnt thoy will rofuso to bo dollvored
on any proposition thnt Involves a
clear Hold for Sonntor Lewis.
MAY NAME KUNZ
Democrats, in Order to Recognize the
Patriotic Polish Vote in their Party,
May Name Alderman for Sheriff.
Polish Democrats Have Been Strangely Ignored
by the Bosses in Making Up Tickets
in the Past.
Stanley H. Kunz, one of tho best
voto getters In the Democratic party,
nnd many times alderman from tho
Sixteenth ward, Is a strong cnndldato
for sheriff. Ills nomination would
be a concession to tho big Polish Dem
Among tho most patriotic pco
plo who go to mnke up Chicago's pop
ulation nro citizens of Polish birth
They havo subscribed over $2,000,
000 to tho Liberty Loan nnd havo
given their full shore to every movo
started to help Undo Sam.
Democratic bosses do not upprecl-
of for President In 1920.
Outsldo of themselves tho bosses
do not appreciate anything, It would
Tho "olllclnl" list of candidates ro
contly Issued by tho "olllclnl" press
bureau decapitates such Polos as hold
Whou It Is taken into consideration
that tho Polos practically control tho
voto of tho Fourth ward, Eighth
wnnl, Tonth ward, Elovonth ward,
Twolfth ward, Flftoontli waul, Six
teenth ward, Sovententh ward,
Twenty-fourth ward, Twoiity-slNth
wind, Twunty-sovoiith wnrd, Twenty
eighth ward, Twenty-ninth wnrd and
Thirtieth wnrd, the shameful selfish
ness of "olllclnl" Democratic bosses
may meet with a bump on election
ONLY COSTS MONEY
Tho City Hall Is allvo to thu situa
tion. With anthracite and smokeless
soft coal imposstblu to obtain, house
holders mid property owners havo
been hit harder than over by their
bosses. A notice sent out during
tho week gives them a chance to
spend from $200 to $500 on small
boiler iilnnts. It rends. In nart:
United States government has with
drawn smokeless or Pocahontas coal
from tho Chlcngo market, and you will
be compelled to burn bituminous coal
In tho future. You should, therefore,
tuke ndvantngo of thu mild weather to
equip your boiler so thnt it can bo
operated without thu omission of
"Please glvo this matter your Im
mediate attention, as suit will bo In
stituted against jon on all violations
reported after ten days from dnto,
unless steps have been tukeu by you
to remedy conditions."
Tho campnlgn does not Involve thu
pushing of any patented device or
method. This Is mndo plain In tho
fuel administrator's circular.
"Of tho constructions which seem
to glvo promlso of meeting conditions
the so-called 'Are inch setting,' " reads
this circular, "Is tho most widely
used. A number of linns havo suc
cessfully applied this principle which
consists mainly of an arch Installed
In tho tiro box."
THE BOULEVARD LINK
M. J. Fnhorty, .president of tho
hoard of local Improvements, reports
on tho progress of thu work on tho
Michigan nvenuo "boulovnrd link"
Mr. Fnhorty snld that twenty-six
buildings nro being torn down be
tween Chlcngo aveniio and Ohio streot
nnd flvo between tho river nnd Ran
More thnn hnlf of tho property re
quired has been acquired by tho city,
Mr. Fnhorty snld. Tho courtB havo
allowed tho property owners nwards
of $5,428,8-14. A total of $2,278,000 of
this hns been ngrcod upon nnd tho
property tinned over to tho city.
Cabarets In Chlcngo mny ho ro
sinned, A movo to ropenl tho uiitl
cabaret ordlunnco wns stinted in tho
council by nil order Introduced by
Tomnn charged tho ordlunnco Is
being violated nnd that ninny sub
terfuges to ovndo Its restrictions nro
practiced by cnbnrot ownors.
His order was sent to tho llconso
commltteo. It calls for tho prepara
tion of mi ordiuuuco repealing tho
anti-cabaret ordinance and for an
other licensing nnd regulating caba
rets, "I hnvo mndo personal Investiga
tions since the untl-cnbnroi ordlunnco
wns passed," snld tho nldormnu. "In
stead of tho wot cnbnrot you hnvo
dry cabarets which aro selling liquor
without a llconso. Many of those
places don't open up until 1 n. m.
Something must bo douo to stop
Tho nntl-cnbarot. ordlunnco wns
passed nt tho Instnnco of Tomnn when
ho wus chairman of tho llconso com
mittee. Ho assorted nt tho timo that
tho government demanded tho passing
of the measure on threat of Ipvoktng
the llvc-mlle nntl-snloon zono ndjactnt
to training stations.
Thu council also directed tho civil
service commission to glvo Spanish
war veterans tho same privileges In
examinations ns given civil war veterans.
Senatorial Fight Now Between
Hopkins, McCormick and
Former Governor Uciiecu has with
drawn frpni the .Senatorial nuv- -
ly strengthens former Senutor A. J.
Hopkins' chances for tho nomination.
Tho tight between Thompson nnd
McCormlck In Chicago will bo very
I'.ot nnd bitter.
Representative .Martin 11. .Madden Is
working hard to secure n raise of pa
for the letter carriers, with u mini
mum of $1,500 per year. Mr. Madden
Is a very Inllueiitlul member of tho
appropriations committee of the
House. It Is to bo hoped that his ef
forts in behiiir of these overworked
men will succeed.
SULLIVAN GOES NORTH
May Run for Congress.
Roger V. Sullivan's removul to tho
North Side caused quite a lot of talk
In political circles during tho week.
Mr. Sullivan Is now domiciled at Well
ington street nnd tho Lake Shore,
In tho Twenty-third wnrd.
There Is bomu talk of nominating
III in for Congress.
W. A.4 DOYLE
FOR U. S. JUDGE
Chicago lawyers generally wero
pleased with tho report current dur
ing tho week thnt Willlnin A. Doylo
was to bo uppolntod to tho Kohlsnat
vacancy on tho Fedornl bench.
Mr. Doylo Is unlvorsally popular
Is nn nblo lawyer, and hns tho Judi
cial temperament to a marked de
The Domocrnts will nomlnnto
Iilxon V Williams for Congress In the
Mr. Williams is a polished orator
nnd n clnso filoud of Presldont Wil
ton, Ho has been doing groat work
toi the I.lborty Loan throughout tho
Ilo would defeat Georgo E. Foss in
tho opinion of woll posted people
Judgo Josoph Snbath of tho Supo
llor court wns bnnquetted by llvo linn
dred Chicago Kilts last Saturday
night on tho occasion of his retire
mont from tho chairmanship of tho
Momhorshlp Commltteo of tho Order
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