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rrtord Sseand CUii Matter October
Office at Chicago, llllnole, under Act
THIRTIETH YEAR, NO.l.
CAREY LOOMS UP
Popular Democratic Leader Is Coming
Rapidly to the Front in the Demo- -cratic
Race for Mayor
Mayor Thompson Will Probably Bo a Candidate
for Re-Election Next Spring in the
Opinion of Many
Thoninn Cnroy Is rapidly coming
up us a formldablo contender for tlio
Domocratlc candidate for mayor. Ills
friends tiro busy In every ward nnd
Tom in a groat campaigner when ho
Many pooplo see in tho mayor's
light on tho traction ordinance nn in
dication that ho will bo a candldato
for re-election next spring. The
mayor has Issued a call for opponents
of tho mcasuro which tho council or
dered submitted to tho voters on No
vember C to gather In tho city coun
cil chamber and plan a systematic
campaign for its dofcat.
iVI, Invito," road tho mayor's-appeal,
representatives from labor ana civic
irgnnlzauons,- and cltizens'who -Tiro.
opposod to tho proposed ordinance to
meet mo in tho council chamber In
tho city hull at 2 o'clock on Monday,
Octobor 7, 191S, to consider ways
and moans for Informing our peoplo
of tho vicious character of tho ordi
nance In ordor that they may voto
Intelligently on it."
Ills formal statement continues:
"At tho approuchlng Novombor
election tho people of Chicago will
dctormlno by their ballots whethor
thoy will turn tho strcots of Chicago
for all tlmo to como ovor to tho trac
tion interests and beyond tholr own
control, or whether thoy will retain
that coutrol In tho hands of tho peo
ple whoro It bolongs.
"On August 14 tho Chicago city
council passed an ordinance tho
tonus of which placo absolute and
perpetual control of our street car
and elevated railroads In tho hands
of a board of nine trustees or bosses
appointed by tho traction intorcsts.
That ordinanco I have dollboratoly
characterized as tho most reprehen
sible pleco of municipal legislation
"At tho mooting of tho city council
following tho passago of tho malodor
ous ordinanco I took occasion to veto
it and pledged myself as follows:
"I want to servo notlco horo and
now upon tho mombora of your hon
orable body, upon tho traction Inter
ests and upon tho nowspapors con
cerned, that It this ordinanco la
adopted ovor my voto I shall go bo
foro tho pooplo In ovory ward In Chi
cago, discuss Its provisions in dotail,
and toll tho peoplo tho truth about
tiila ordinance, what It Books to ac
complish, and tho intorcsts It
"Flfty-ono nldormon voted for tho
passago of tho ordinanco ovor tho
mayor'B voto; and aomo of theso did
so, ns thoy explained, becauso it was
provided in tho ordinanco that It
should not bocomo effective until ap
proved by tho peoplo in nccordanco
with thb "w in such cases mado and
provldod, and thoso aldormon as
sumed an uttltudo of indlfforonco
toward tho ordinanco because thoy
said it was a mattor for tho peoplo
themsolvos to dctormlno.
"Tho forcos which favor this ordi
nance aro poworful and well organ
ized, behind this proposed steal. Thoy
Includo tho traction barons and all
tho representatives of apodal privil
ege, including all tho big dailies in
Chicago, oxcopt tho Chicago Daily
"With this formidablo array In con-
trol of tho usual avenues of Informa
tion, It will bo a big undertaking to
arouse tho peoplo of Chicago to
their peril, and to lot them know that
I argest WmUv Qreubtum Among
People & hsUnsme and
11, 1889, t the Post Office of Publication,
of March 3, 1171. 179 W. Washington St., Chicago,
$2 Per Year In Advance.
a voto for tho ordinanco means
voto to nuthorlzo tho trustees to in'
crcaso tho rato of faro on tho but
faco and olovatcd lines of Chicago
whenovor needed to meet their own
"Under theso circumstances, I
doom it my duty to uso ovcry means
at my disposal to inform tho peoplo
ns to the gravity of tho situation con
VOTE FOR GIBBONS
Harry It. Gibbons, tho woll known
box manufacturer and director in'sov
oral banks, deserves to bo elected
county treasurer. Ho Is honest, ablo
and progrossivo. A heavy taxpayer
himself, ho will look after tho intor
csts of tho peoplo. Ilia only son is
Vil, tho parmy,nsIarvco,art';thrco
oi ins nopnowa aro lighting lor uncio
Sam. Ho In tho most popular candl
dato In tho Hold.
Funny Censor Board Appointed
By Alderman Otto Kerner.
Alderman Otto Korncr has appoint
ed liln friend, Tony Cormak, of tho
United Societies, ox-nldormun, ox
legislator, bailiff of tho Municipal
Court and Democratic,, candldato for
shorlff on tho new Council Hoard of
Movie CouBorshlp. Tho chairman of
tho Bonrd is former Justice of tho
Pcnco T. D. Ilurloy, and among tho
other membors wo Aldormon Link,
Schwartz, Maypolo nnd McCormlck
ami Judgo Harry Fisher. A lino band
THE 4TH LOAN
Democrats of Cook County got away
to a (lying start in their organization
for tho salo of llborty bonds as a
prelude to their campaign In buj
half of Senator James Hamilton Low
Is and tho Democratic tlckot with a
mooting of tho managing conuulttoo.
"Soil your llborty bonds first. With
tho quota attained, you can call upon
tho voters to glvo tho kaiser tho no.t
best slap In the fauo a triumph for
President Wilson's party In tho No
vombor gonoral election," urged Don
nls J, Kgan, chairman on organiza
tion. Under tho call Issued In tho name
of James M. Dalloy and William P.
Foenoy, chairman and secrotary of
tho county committee, nil Democratic
precinct wrrkors wero ordorod to re
port Saturday, Sopt6mber "8, to tho
ward liberty loan chairman for tho
period of tho campaign.
CITV EMPLOYES LOSE
Moro than 1,000 city employes who
havo entered tho military service
faco tho loss of their rights In tho
city pension fund, according to nn
Interpretation of tho law rocontly
given tho trusteos of tho fund by
Corporation Counsel Samuol A, Ettol
son. Employes absent on military leavo
must, according to tho ndvlco glvon
tho trustoos, keep up their payments
of $2. GO por month or loso tholr rights
In tho fund. Tho pension law pro
vides that thoy must bo contributors
In good standing and in tho Borvlco
of tho city for twenty succcsslvo
years- boforo thoy aro eliglblo to re
tirement on a pension. Thoso absent
on leave, whothor with or without
pay, must koop up tholr payments
during tho Intorval.
Tho trustoos havo boon advised
that no oxcoption can bo mado in tho
caso of thoso absont on military
leave City employes in Franco and
in tho training camps liavo written
the trustees that they nre unablo to
Icoop up tho payments on their sol
dlor'a pay. In somo cases tho sol
diers' families linvo been ablo to tako
up tho tburdon, but unless somo
means of providing a moratorium on
tho soldiers' payments Is found, hun
dreds of tho soldier members of tho
funds will loso their rights.
"1 thought nt first," said Harry Wal
hico, president of tho board of trus
tees of tho fund, "that wo might havo
a bonollt danco or ontertalnmont to
rnlso funds to make tho contribution
for thorn, but when I found that tho
required payments would amount to
$2,000 a mouth, tho plana woro glvon
up. All that can bo dono just now is
to appeal to tho families and friends
of tho mon on military loavo to keep
up tho payments for them."
Ono plan undor consideration is to
havo tho employes in each ofilco
malco up u purso to caro for tho con
tributions of mou from that ofilco
on military loavo until nn omorgoncy
amendment of tho law can bo so-cured.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
SATDBDAT, SEPTEMBER 28, 1018.
With 4,000 delegates In attendance
tho section mcotlngs of tho American
Hankers' Association annual conven
tion began at tho CoHRress hotel
Tuesday. Meetings wore hold day
and night until Saturday and papers
on banking problems wero read by
authorities of nntional reputation.
Sections meetings woro held by tho
clearing houso section in tho Flor
entine room; tho savings banks sec
tion in tho Elizabethan, room; tho
trust company section jln. tho gold
room; tho stato bank section In tho
green room. A joint meeting of tho
national bank, Bavings jbank, nlato
bank and trust company lections waa
scheduled for tho gold; room, nt
which various phases of J tho federal
rcscrvo system were discussed by
R. D. Hulbcrt of Chicago,, John Statoy
of Detroit, M. J. Dowllng of Ollvlu,
Minn., nnd Robert D. Kent of Pas
saic, X. J. , 2
W. F. O. Harding, governor of tho
federal rcsorvo board, Washington,
D. C, spoko boforo tho national bank
section Wednesday aftoraoon.
STARTS STATE DRIVE
With Govornor und'-Mrs. Lowdon
as guests of honor, 'ariclvaeorgo Sher
wood Eddy, froBllflfrohi a tho bnttlo
FRANK O. LOWDEN,
Popular War Governor of Illinois.
fronts of Kuropo, as principal orator,
GOO delegates from Illinois assembled
at tho Hotel La Sallo Tuesday to
map the state's drive in tho United
War Work campaign for $170,GOO,000
from Nov. 11 to 18.
Illinois' quota Is $12,710,000, of
which $.1,600,000 is assigned to Chi
cago and Cook County.
Governor Lowdon In a patriotic ad
dress declared ho knew Illinois woll
onough to promlso tho stato will glvo
ALL FOR THESE
On tho three stato questions that
will go on tho November election
ballot both parties will agreo In tholr
Indorsomont. Thoy nroj
For a constitutional convention.
For a $60,000,000 bond lssuo for
For stato control of privato banks.
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Republican Candidate for Sheriff Will
Be Elected in November Beyond Any
Doubt-People Are With Him
Thousands of Democrats and Independents Will
Mark Their Ballots for him to
Swell His Majority
Charles W. Peters will bo tho next
sheriff of Cook County.
If iHtnesB for olllco is tho guido for
voters to follow then ho will bo tho
cholco of tho great majority.
For over twcnty-llvo years Mr.
Peters has been tho assistant slier-
Iff or chief doputy of tho sheriff's of
fice. Familiar with ovory detail, trust
worthy and honest, ho has virtually
run this great olllco undor nil ad
ministrations, whother the incumb
ent was Domocratlc or Republican.
Mr. Potora haa never boforo boon
a candidate for an elective olllco.
This tlmo ho wna chosen at tho
greatost primary lu party history by
tho Republican votors to lead tho
tlckot at this election.
Ho deserves to bo olectod and ho
will bo elected.
Ho will rocolvo thousands of
Democratic votes and thousands of
Independent votes In addition to tho
united strength of tho Republican
BRUNDAGEJFTER I. C.
Noarly $500,000 of back tax on
$20,000,000 worth of corporation
Entered as Seeend Clasa Matter October 11, 1839, at the
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, lira.
stocks and bonds owned by tho Illi
nois Central Railroad company is tho
amount at stako in tho contest be
tween tho rallroada and taxing of
ficials called for hearing boforo tho
board of revlow of Cook county. Tho
matter has been a subject of contro
versy for Hovcrnl years, and tho
board Is attempting to effect nn
early settlement, although It Is ex
pected that this will not bo realized
without a test in tho courts.
Tho railroad company was Incor
porated lu 1S5S, Its charter specify
ing that It should not bo subject to
tnx, aside from a stipulated amount,
payablo to the stato each year on u
percentage basis and not classed as
tax. Tho right of way outlined In
tho charter extends from tho .south-,
om toruiiuua of tho Illinois and Mich
igan canal to Cairo, with a branch in
Chicago nnd another branch to n
point on tho Mississippi river oppo
site Dubuque. Tho total numbor of
miles of this right of way wna 703.5.
Slnco then tho railroad has ac
quired additional rights of way, which
make its total mllcago $1,377. It
has acquired also vast umouuts of
stocks and bonds in nearly fifty sub
sidiary railroad and other corpora
tions. Attorney Oouornl Iirundago a fow
months ago filed a petition with tho
board of review asking that an assess
ment bo declared against the per
sonal property acquired slnco 1S89.
Ho called attention to tho fact that
tho Supremo court hua decided that
tho company Is not exempt from tax
ation on any property nsldo from that
specified in tho chartor.
Judgo Thomas F. Scully has mado
good as Judgo of tho County Court.
His administration has been troo
from scandal and has been forceful
and useful to tho peoplo. Tho elec
tions havo been conducted under his
administration In u manner satisfac
tory to men of all parties, nnd tho
manifold duties of this responsible
position havo boon faithfully per
formed by Judgo Scully so well and so
perfectly that votors genorally bollovo
that ho Is outltled to a ro-oloctloii.
Judgo Dornard P. Ilarasa has made
a splendid record on tho municipal
couit bench. Ho tloservoa tho votes
of all cltlzons, regardless of party.
Ho la Just, ablo and foarloss, and at
tho rocont primary rocolved moro
votes than any other Itopubllcau can
didate. STREETS BELONG
TO THE CITY
But Public Can Clean the Snow
Off of Them to Aid City
Tenants. Aldormau Nance was tho nlderman
who Introduced tho ordinanco in tho
City Council which would compel ten
ants nnd ownora to cloan enow off of
sidewalks which tho city owns and
ronta ror nowastnuds and othor pur
poses. Now Aid. Nanco haa another
Idea, If somo City Hall grafter dooa
not tako advantogo of It It will bo
"In riding through tho atreots I no
tlco that on tho tolegraph and olec
trio light poles, as woll as on trcea
and fences nnd Qvory othor possiblo
placo whoro a politician could stick
a card or paper sign, tho sticking has
boon dono. I linvo soen muslin signs
two foot by four tacked up in tho wll
low treos. Our atroota nro tho most
disgraceful streota of any city In tho
country during a political campaign.
"Of courso, ono troublo is that can
didatcs don't tear down tholr com-
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palgu advertising after the election,"
explained Aid. Nance. "Another fault
Is that some candidates are not con
tent with nailing one poster on a
wall, but have to put up eight or ten
side by side.
"I have nn Idea that much of the
annoyance that Is giving rlso to coin
plaints Just now in residential sec
tions could be obviated by tho estab
lishment of municipal bulletin boards
in various parts of the city. Street
advertising could bo confined to theso
municipal bulletin boards and a small
tax of n few contB a doy charged by
the city for tho uso of space on them.
They could bo utilized also for post
ing 'lost and found' notices, while
neighborhood storekeepers probably
would, be glad to avail themselves of
boards In their Immcdiato localities,"
DEMOCRATS GET BUSY
Democratic leaders, facing the task
of re-electing Senator Lowls with tho
stato generally recognized ar Hepub
llean by 100,000, havo plunged Into
tho work of registering the voters for
tho Novombor tilt.
Under tho law there will bo a gen
eral registration on two days, Octo
bor fi and in, which means that ovory
man and woman, registered nt present
or not, must appear at his or hor
polling place on one of those days to
qunllfy for participation In tho elec
tion. "It means wo must register tho
"fiO.OOO voters on tho present lists
and possibly n largo number of now
ones who will bo aroused by tho sen
atorial contest," mild Dennis J. Egau,
chief clerk of tho election board.
Chairman James M. Dalloy of tho
Democratic managing conuulttoo
called a mooting to start the regis
tration campaign. Friday tho now
stato committee, handed by Ernost
Hoover of Taylorvlllo, will bo con
vened In tho Hotel Sliorinnn.
Hy that time William L. O'Connell.
campaign manager for Senator Ijwls
will bo ready to outlluo his plans for
stato-wldo activities. Tho oxact dnto
when Mr. Lewis will innke his ap
pearance In Illinois Is still mutator
mined. One feature of tho campaign haa
boon definitely decided. Tho peppery
platform adopted lu convention at
Sprlngflofild, tearing into the Ropub
licim party for Its Isadora of "ex
ploited disloyalty," will go bioadcnst
over tho stato.
ALDERMEN, STOP THIS
Help Your Constituents By Abat
ing a Nuisance.
Tho ChlcoKO Citv Council owes It
to the million of pooplo who nttond
moving picture theaters in Chicago to
put a curb on tho peoplo who disturb
othors In tho nudlenco by carrying on
conversations whllo tho play is on
Thoso know-lt-nlls and loathor
lunged Idiots aro to bo found In ovcry
thoator In Chicago, to tho annoyance
of overj body olso.
Tho Chicago City Councl! 20 years
ago, on tho initiative of Aldormau N.
M. Plotko, passed an ordinanco pro
hlbltlng women from wearing hats In
theaters and thus obstructing tho
view of other pooplo.
Tho smart Alecks laughed at this
ordinanco at first ospoclally tho
smart Aleck dally pross but tho city
enforced it and today It is tho rule In
ovory theater lu Amorlca.
A good healthy fine for tnlkors dur
ing acts lu Movlo theaters would
eonsorvo much wind that Is used now
to annoy respectable theater patrons.
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