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cl&'C EmLsCm III
ntrd as Second Class Matter October
Offlc at Chicago, Illinois, under Act
CITY IS HIT
rder Prohibiting Manufacture of Beer
After December 1 Will
Close All Saloons in Chicago
This Will Reduce City's Revenue Nine Millions of
Dollars and It Is Now Four
Ono of tho greatest problems that
tho city of Chicago 1ms ever faced
is before It now.
The order prohibiting tho mnnufnc
turo of beer after December 1 will
probably put 7,000 saloons out of busi
ness. Each of them now pays a II
conEO foo to thu city of $1,000 per
With thu dlfforent lines affected It
is said tho rovenuo of tho city will bo
cut nlno millions of dollars.
This dollclt must bo met In fioino
Tho city Is In a bad way financially
already, and nt present Chicago needs
moro tlun $4,000,000 , to pull itself
out of tho holn. tho, Worst flnannlnj
VlK; U is sal.), that tho city gov
ernment has over known. Unpaid bills
aro piling up, there is only nbout
$500,000 loft with winch to pay sala
ries, und coul and oil dealers nro
.threatening to shut off tho city's
credit. In nddltlon tho decrco of
President Wilson stopping tho manu
facture of beer beginning I)ccembor
1 threatens to cut down tho city's
rovenucH all tho way from $1,000,000
While it is posBlblo an arrangement
may bo made for borrowing enough
money to hoop tho pny rolh going, It
is assorted nt thu city hrll that noth
ing less than legislative action will
Hiiinco to moot tho emergency caused
by the loss of saloon rovonuea. Im
portant conforoncos nro bolng hold
today, which, It Is hoped by city of
llciuls will rosult In a plan of action.
A spoclal session of tho city council
may be necessary.
City Treasurer Clayton F. Smith
suggested n plan whereby tho loss of
liquor receipts might bo materially
roduccd. If snloonkoopurs could tnlio
out their licenses month by month,
it is said that thero would ho fewer
saloons go out of business, If saloon-
koopors must pay for an entire half
year or close, city olllcluls fear that
many of thorn will refuso to tnko tho
IGnco A special mooting of tho
lunclt nud nn ordinunco providing
monthly payments on saloon
icenses would ho necossury.
Among those it tho ilnunclnl con
ferences wore Comptroller like, John
J. Sonstoby, representing City TreiiB
uror Smith, and Alderman Klchort.
chairman of tho council tln.inco com
mltteo. It was dccldud to bond for
Corporation Counsel Kttolsnn for u
legal opinion as to whether thu city
can borrow any moro money on tax
anticipation warrants. Alderman
Itlchoit bollovcs such action would bo
logal. Tho city already hos borrowed
$9,000,000 on tho tax anticipation
warrants, and If the full 75 per cent
of tho tax levy Is used as thu borrow
ins basis, tho city can still borrow
$2050,000 moro, which, with tho
money from tho bankers," would bo
BUillclont to tldo tho city over until
next year, It Is said.
How many saloons will go out of
buslnes because of tho federal ban
ugalnst tho manufacture ot boor cun
not bo dotormhud by tho city authori
ties until November 1. On that dato
holders of licenses must pay their
' argest Weekly Circulation Among
j People ti InAienrc and Stoc&ng
1 1, 1889, at the Pott Office of Publication,
of March 3, 117. 179 W. Washington St., Chicago, III.
NO. 51. g? pSf,PYMr ih'aS
second six months' Installment for
licenses. There tiro 0,039 saloon li
censes now in effect. How many of
theso will bo dropped tho authorities
cannot cstlmato until tho checks be
gin to arrive.,
Deputy City Controller Lohnm de
clared tho city's yearly rovenuo for
tho corporate fund from saloon and
allied licenses Is $S,200,000 a year.
All ot this would bo swept nwny If all
saloons closed, ho said.
Aid. John A. Ulchert, chairman ot
tho finance committee; City Controller
I'lke, and City Troasuror Smith nro
expected to liavo n conforenco next
weok on the financial situation tho
city will faco by a gcnoral closing ot
bll Saloons. -
MUST SEEK SOME
Tho annual gross Incomo of tho
heor nnd liquor Interests In Chicago
Is OBtlmntcd nt $90,000,000. Tho two
prohibition measures, It Is predicted,
will force 7,000 liquor retailers Into
other Industries, und compel 11,000
bartenders, 0,000 wnlters, 1,000 musi
cians, 1,500 browory workora, 8,000
porters, and 0,000 miscellaneous
workers in allied Industries to Book
MUST BUY BONDS
Men Who Are Patriotic Enough
to Run for Office Must Sub
scribe for Liberty Loan.
Candidates for olllco In Cook County
must show recolpts this year for sub
scriptions to tho Third Liberty Loan.
Tho minimum for each olllco Is as
Hopresontatlvo in tho Legislature,
Stato Senator, -1 years, ?2.000.
County Commissioner, 4 years, $4,
ooo! President County Hoard, 1 years
Member of Congress, $2,000
U. S. Senator, 0 years, $0,0u0.
Municipal Court Judges, f! years,
Sanitary District Trustoes, 5 years,
County Judge, $5,000.
County Clerk, $5,000.
l'robato Judgo, $5,000.
(iork l'robato Court. $5,000.
Clerk Criminal Court, $5,000.
County Treasuror, $10,000.
County Assessors, $5,000.
Hoard of Itovlow, $5,000.
Comploto organization of tho Cook
county nuxlllury of tho Stato Council
of Dofonso was announced as fol
lows: Executlvo Committee Snmuol In
sull, chairman; Waltor N. Wilson,
vlco chairman; Lewis E. Myers, sec
retary; Hurrldgo D. Uutler, Hobort
K. Durham, Mrs. William S. Heffornn,
11. J. Mullanoy, Hobort M. Sweltzor,
E. J. E. Ward, Walter II. Wilson.
Co-ordination Commltteo Hobort
M. Swoltzor, chairman; Lewis E.
Myors, secretary; Thomas D. Knight,
Flnanco Commltteo Waltor II.
Wilson, chairman; Herman Wnhleck,
vlco chairman, Lewis 13. Myers, boc-
Fuel Commltteo Hobort E. Dur-
hnm, chairman; J. W. Oi.enry, vlco
chalrmnn; E. W. I.loyd, secretary.
License Committee E. J. E. Ward,
chairman; William A. Fox, vlco chair
man; J. II. Glulck, secretary.
Neighborhood Commltteo I.owls
E. Myers, chairman; Qcorgo W. 1'er-
Secretary of the State
kins, vlco chairman; Thomas D.
Publicity Committee H. J. Mulla
noy, chairman; William II. Culver.
U. S. Hoys Working Hosorvo Com
mittee Hurrldgo D. Hutlor, chair
man; Potor Flomlug, secretary.
Woman's Commltteo Mrs. Wil
liam S. HoiToran, chairman; Mrs.
draco Wilbur Trout, vlco chairman;
Miss Knilly Nalpleralskl, socrotary.
Chestor A. Phillips & Co,, tho woll
known sales engineers, In tho Old
Colony Hulldlng, havo a nntlonal repu
tation for olllcloncy and squaro deal
ing nnd no concern In tho country
furnlshos boltor locomotlvos, steam
shovels, oxcavators, locomotive cranes,
railway cars, steol rails, railroad
powor, mining, shipbuilders and con
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
SATURDAY, SEPTJBMJJEli M, 1918.
Republicans Polled Ten Vote3 to
Their One at the Primary
Democrats Bhowcd great apathy at
tho primary throughout tint State. Tllo
Interest centered In tho Republican
light for Senator.
Tho vote was approximately:
In the Whole State.
In Cook County.
Thompson 7' ,000
Medlll McCormlek hos won thu Re
publican nomination for United States
Senator by nn Indicated plurality in
cxccbs of 5.",000 over Mayor William
Downstnto It was n landslide for
McCormlek. IteturnB from moro than
one-half tho 2,873 precincts outsldo
Cook county ludlcuto that he lias cur
ried the downstnto regions by a plu
rality In tho neighborhood of 75.000.
From Cairo to Klon City it has boon
a clean sweep.
JOHN P. HOPKINS,
Council of Defense and the Best Mayor Chicago Cvcr H.id.
Loud Demand That Finest East
and West Street on North Side
Be Made a Boulevard.
Addison strcot, tho longest, widest
and best stroot running east and wost,
north of tho Chicago rlvor, should bo
m nil a a boulevard.' It Is free from
street car tracks and Is tho only real
boulovard strcot lofts and connects
thrco park systems,
Former Alderman P. F, Ilaynes and
City Treasuror Clayton F. Smith do
servo thanks for tho good work thoy
nro doing for Addison boulovard.
Tom Caroy has boon ondorsed for
Mayor by six Domocratlc Ward Organizations,
THE NEXT MAY
Close of the Fall Primary Battle Opens
Up a Big Fight for Chief
Executive of Chicago
Both Big Parties Have a Host
in Training and Fight
be a Hot Ono
Tho closo of tho Fall primary battle
brings tho light for tho mayoralty to
lloth Democrats nnd Republicans,
nud every faction In each party, have
n host of, candidates who aro anxious
to get tho nomination,
ILL IN PARIS
A Pnrls cable lo the Associated
Press says that Sonator James Hamil
ton Lewis of Chicago, who was among
tho passengers of the torpedoed trans
port Mount Voi non, in sulToiIng from
a chill, resulting I'lom exposuro while
carrying wounded men from their
Congressman Thomas D. Schull and
Attorney John Cross of Providence,
H. I., were among thoso on board. Mrs.
Schall, tho wife of the blind ropreson
tativo from Minnesota, led her hus
band up on deck and across tho ship
to their lifeboat lloth were culm and
acted us though thero was no peril.
The return of tho damaged steamer
to port was u loyous ono Wounded
soldiers were singing prMiniic songs
Entered as Sceand Clam Matter October 11, 1889, at the Peat
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March S, 1(71.
SI set, I'. COPY
to tho accompaniment of n negro sol
dier nt tho piano, all of them uncon
scious that thirty-live men had been
killed In tho engine room.
On lauding It was found that all tho
passengers had escaped Injury, al
though Senator Lewis wns slightly In
disposed as u consequence of his work
ing with insulllcicnt clothing among
thu wounded soldiers while a cold rain
LABOR MEN NAME
President John FlUpntrlck and Sec
i i.rj ' N Kockels of ttio tfhm.irfo
Federation of Labor wcro renomi
nated for their respective olllcos with
out opposition. Tho election will take
place September 15. Other nomina
Oscar F Nelson of tho post olllce
clerks, vice president,
F. C. Hopp, llnnnciiil secielary.
Thomas F. Kennedy, treasurer.
W S. Mctienathan. reading clork.
C A. Schroeder, hcrgeant nt arnih.
KM-outlvo hoard: John C. Minor,
nnli I'ltgoinhl of Women's Union
l.iiiun League, Kllsabeth Moloney of
W.ilM ernes' union. J. A. Train, C. M.
Vuilsen, Timothy Meary, John Car
roll. Charles Hold, Tobias I tollman,
Mbi-rt Petersen. C. A. Robinson,
James Loughrldge nud John KlkulsUI.
Loulslatlve rnmmlttco: C. A. Ponso,
sti've Sumner. V. A. Vance. Joseph
Moiton, llonorc Juxon, Win. Hoyen,
(' Anderson, John Melsler, Mark
Dili'gntoH lo Illinois Federation of
labor ((Mil iulo Stoutzel, Anna Stag
It. ge. II llammond. William tjuesse,
.1 Hnrohl. lien Parker, fieorgo May,
.! is lirowu, Dan ltlordon, John Wal
li' f M. Madseu and J. Ferris.
Finance committee' M. H. Phillip,
liirtrmle Slootzol, IClb.abeth Maloncy.
I i-UuatcH to Amerlcnii Federation of
Labor Kuiiin it T. Flood, llniney
I H-ii.ii, It (i. Fftthil and John Man
i TO TAX TEA AND COFFEE
ill ? .iii-li fiinn Washlnuton nays
t1 u ihi- pri'ilili'iit's order slopping
i i iiiiii.i. 'me of heor after lieei-mber
1 "111 eat $IOe iMin.miO a yenr fiom tho
v .! uiMHiiiii iv 1'iim- lilll now iiond-tiu-
In the House Itevlrilon of tho bill
.mil I he addition of consumption taxes
on i oli'ce, tea, sugar and cocoa ma
be nt'e'hsnr in older to make up the
Chairman Klichiu of (ho ways and
means committee made announce
luent to thlH effect In the HoiibO whilu
oNplainlug tho reeuuu measuie. lie
said that tho committee In preparing
thu bill had figured on an estimated
revenue from tho Increased tax of
$i! a barrel a total of $210,Oiin,000 for
the twelve month period. The com
mittee, he said, had enrefully avoided
tho Imposition of any "breakfast
table" taxes, but now thoso probably
will become necessary to supply tho
amount which would have bcon drawn
from the beer tax.
Dlllleultles in the way of levying
consumption tnxes are ery groat, ac
cording to a compilation made by Rep
resentative Lougwoith of Ohio, a
member of tho committee lCvon with
tho highest posslblo rates imposed
upon tho "breakfast table" now, more
than $251,215,000,000 could bo raised,
and this is nearly $l(),om),Oon less than
the amount which was to have been
lelded by the boor tax. Mr. Long
worth's estimates aro as folluwp.
Coffee, r.e a pound $ C"i uoo.nno
Cot o.i He a pound ti.tioO.uuf
Ten 20c a pound . . Ju.ooo.ooo
Uubbcr, 10 por com . 10.000,000
WJ I ( L K N UM HE K 1 508
Wool, 20 per cent (very
Hides, 15 per cent 33,000,000
Sugnr, an extra cent a
Thoso tnxes would bo collected on
Imports. To raise any moro from tho
same sources n tax on retail salos
would havo to bo Imposed.
When asked how soon tho Increased
boverngo taxes would go Into effect,
Representative Kltchln said:
"As soon as tho Seunto passes thu
"Wo hopo it will bo effective by
Xoveinbor 1," ho sold. "Wo think it
ought to bo pnssed by October 15."
Philip 11. Cndsden, chairman of tho
national commltteo on nubile utllliv
conditions, has Indorsed tho plea of
tho utilities that tbo president exor
cise his right to fix rates with a vlow
to supply sufficient Incomo to keep.
tho utilities In clllclent condition for
He culled attention to the fnct that
tho unification of ull industry in tho
Interests of tho war has served to
bring out In bold relief how essen
tial tho public utilities aro in main
taining tho energies of tho nation In
"Upwards of 00 por cent of Indus
trial or factory power is furnished by
public utilities," says Mr. Cadsdun.
"Tho present supply Is now unequal
to tho domand because of tho speed
ing up of nil industries on uccount ot
"It is stated that practically nil of
tho high speed steel (the so-called
electric stool) b now manufactured
through tho medium of electric fur
nueos which aro largely oporated w Ith
electricity furnished by publlo utili
ties. "Hy reason of war orders, new iu
dustrla! centers are being formed to
house tho army of new workers thus
making tremendous dunands on pros
out electric railway sj stems. Fjnwirri
of 80 por cont of the factory eniploos
are now transported dally by tho elec
tric street nnd Inieruib.in railroads,
thoso railroads moving approximate
ly 2ii.000.000.000 passcngors nnnuallj
"Tho public utilities must bo ic-llrd
upon to furnish at least 20 per tan
of the toluol necessary for the inn:..
cut ion of the war.
"Iho) must furnish Important nhort
haul freight service to relieve tho
congested steam railroad rundltlKiit
at terminals and IndiiKtrl.il centers '
WATER METER GRAFT
The health and pocket boots of ttu
people, aic again menaced.
file water meter promoter i,
nt it again.
This timo n section of the daiK
press Is backing tho schome.
Water motors moan less water.
Loss water mentis poor health.
Wator meters aro costly.
They aro unnecessary.
Tho man who proposes water mo
tors at this time is a tinltor to tlm
William O. Hawkins, manager f,u
the big coal company of Itlchurds
Soiih, is one ot tho most popular and
wide awako business men of the dt..
Ho is a lender in the inula ,uu all
who have had business dealing- with
him respect him
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