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nrd 8eond Cltii Matter October 11, 1889, at the Peat Office of Publication.
Office at Chicago, llllnole, under Act of March 3, 1171. 179 W. Washington St., Chicago, III.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Entered as Second Class Matter October 11, ISM, at tKe
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March t, 1I7.
THIRTIETH YEAH, NO.
CAN LEWIS WIN?
Many Democrats Are of the Opinion
That He Cannot; Much Opposition
to Other Democratic Candidates
Young Soldiers Will Vote Against Any Barnacle
That Is Put Up They Will De
mand a New Deal
Tho Democrats uro fighting over
ttao mayoralty as it tlioy bad a lead
plpo cinch on tho oloctlon.
Good judgos and thcro aro plenty
of them do not think that thoy havo
a chanco of winning tho city noxt
Thcro Is a tremendous amount of
criticism of somo ot tho candidates.
Lowls In particular 1b coming In
(or a liberal amount ot roasting
much of It undeserved.
Tho people opposed to Lewis aro
saying that ho Is a rich man's candi
date and that If ho 1b olected tho
Nabobs and upper clussos will bo
tho only pooplo who will bo allowed
to pass tho guards and got Into his
Thoy ruy that ho is no Democrat
-.mi', out) oven neglected to register
and voto nt important elections.
Ho is accusod of bolng backed by
Fodoral officials whoso uppolutmont'
ho secured and who aro alleged to
bo tho only Democrat in tho big oi
flees thoy hold.
Somo ot tho other Democratic
eandldatos aro last year's bird's
ncstu so far as any present useful
ncss or popularity is concornod.
Many of thorn aro burnaclcs who
havo hold on to public ofllco and
fattened on it slnco thoy bocamo In
fluontlnl enough to Ignoro tho pollco.
Others havo hold on to public lite
tintil thoy uro unable to rcallzo that
thoy havo passod through political
This is tho sort ot trlpo tho Demo
cratic party ot Chicago iutonds to
sorvo up to tho returning soldiers
and othor citizens to pick n mayor
So far as tho young soldiers aro
concorned vory few of thorn will voto
tho Democratic ticket noxt spring.
Thoy havo had tholr oyo tooth cut.
Thoy rcallzo that If thoy aro over
going to bo recognized tho gang of
Chronic Appotltos for Olfico who
havo boon doing tho choslng for thorn
in tho past, must bo rotlrod to pri
Tho way to rotlro thorn Is to wlpo
them out at tho polls by defeating
tho man thoy put up.
VICE PULL IS STRONG
Democratic Assignation House
Keepers With Saloon Attach
ments and Strong Pulls With
Former Mayors Defy Uncle
And Are Strong Enough to Keep
Council from Passing AntliVlce
Ordinances at Government Request.
Tho defeat of Undo Sam in tho
City Council Monday in tho offort to
securo tho passago ot a vlco subduing
ordinunco is charged to somo ot tho
lieutenants ot an ox-Mayor. Ono of
thoso Uoutonants is tho proprietor ot
ono of tho worst combination assigna
tion houses and saloons north ot tho
Equator. This man wore a "staff"
star of tho Chlot ot Pollco during this
Mayor's administration; tho pollco
went to his placo ot ill tamo to got
official favor and his hollhola is tho
headquarters now ot a gang who wish
to glvo their former boss and patron
tho Democrats nomination noxt spring
or organlzo an indopondont fight for
So notorious aro thoso facts that
tho matter is a dally subject of com
ment and conversation among poli
ticians, It would novor do to closo It up at
Undo Sam's request.
Thia placo is only ono ot many.
Singularly enough nono ot thom
WmU GbmttiM AnM I
$2 Per Year In Advance.
that is tho ones frequented by whlto
people aro run by HopubllcanB.
Thoy nro all flourishing relics of a
Democratic municipal past and active
propagandists for tho return ot for
mor Incumbents to office
DoraocrntB aro getting tired of hav
ing theflo things charged up to tholr
Why tho Thompson administration
permits thoso hell holes to run is a
It may bo a mysterious pollco per
quisite that cannot bo dispensed with.
And it may bo that tho Domocratlo
connection of most ot them may in
fluenco tho Republicans to keop thom
in oxlstenco to bo used against cer
tain Democrats when tho , tlrao
comes". ' U ''tVs'?
Tho City Council studiously avoids
It Is said that troublo may bo in
storo for tho city council from tho
fedoial authorities for Its falluro
Monday to consider tho vlco and
liquor ordinances ngrood upon at con
ferences between tho local United
States officials and Mayor Thomp
Tho ordinances woro intended to
protect army and navy men from
vlco and liquor. Thoy woro sched
uled for consideration Monday, but
tho council adjourned without a movo
bolng mndo to call thom up,
Capt. Q, II. ltoblnson and Lieut E.
It. Bockwlth, sanitary corps, U. S. A.,
who attended tho session, said they
Intended to mako a roport ot tho
council's falluro to act to Washing
ton, but would not say what their
recommendations would bo.
Tho ordinances woro sent to tho
council moro than n month ago.
Unanimous consent 'for tholr Imme
diate passago was asked then, but it
was rotuscd. Tho council then also
refused to hear from Capt, Robin
son, who doslred to oxplaln tho neces
sity for tho measures.
Tho measures woro recommended
for passago by tho council llconso
commlttoo and woro to havo boon
considered a weok ago, but tho death
of Aid. David R, Illckoy cuusod tho
council to adjourn. So Monday
wqb set for tholr consideration.
Capt. Robinson and Lieut. Bock
with woro dumfoundod whon tho
council adjourned without anybody
calling up tho ordinances for con
sideration. "I don't know what to mako of
this," said Capt. Robinson. "Tlioro
is a stall somowhoro uud I intend to
mako a roport to Washington,"
"Will you lncludo recommenda
tions?" tho captain was aBkod.
"Vcs," ho roplled, "but I can't say
what tho recommendations will bo.
Army rulos won't lot mo."
Liout. Bockwlth said ho had been
told that tho council docs not intend
to pass tho ordinances, but intends to
havo thom ro-referred to tho llconso
commlttoo, whoro ho predicted thoy
would no killed.
Aid. Josoph II. Smith, chairman ot
tho llconso commlttoo, said ho In
tended to call up tho ordinances, but
that tho council adjourned boforo ho
could do so.
"Let them pass such ordlnancos in
f Now York, Philadelphia, and othor
largo cities and wo will do tho samo
lioro," said ono aldorman,
LABOR GANG SHARP
ENING THEIR BILLS
Tho new political party, known as
tho independent labor party ot Cook
county, will hold Its first convention
on tho afternoon of Doc. 29 at Musi
clans' hall, 17B West Washington
street, and will bo composed ot rep-
rosontutlvea ot labor unions ot tho
city and county. All labor unions
aro entitled to representation on tho
samo basis as that by which thoy aro
roprosontod In tho Federation of
A constitution and platform will
bo adopted, "labor's fourteen princi
ples" will bo formally ratified and a
date set for another convention,
probably in January or February, at
which candidates for tho primaries
will bo solcctcd.
Secretary E, N. Nockols of tho
BRIG. GENERAL CHARLES G. DAWES.
President of the Central Trust Bank Now Serving the Country In Europe Who Has Been Elected Treasurer of
the National Drainage Congress.
Federation of Labor 'announced that
roplles from 170 of tho 300 locals ot
. tho county havo favored tho now
party, whllo twolvo, dominated
chiefly by socialists, objected on tho
ground that tho socialist party is
Joseph P, Haas, Rocordor of Deeds,
presented tho county with a Christ
mas chock tor 7948.95, Explaining it,
Mr. Haas wroto: "ThlB is for foes
which havo como to mo for roloaso
deeds which I oxocuted as successor
in trust. I havo found that in tho
past no accounting was mado for such
toes, but I hold that all such foos
belong to tho public." By enforcing
a month's vacation of omployes with
out pay Mr, Haas roports ho has also
saved the county 925,724,
HONOR GENERAL DAWES
National Drainage Congress
Elects Him Treasurer and E.
T. Perkins, President.
Brlg.-Gon. Charles .,q.' Dawes, ter
mor comptroller of thoVcurrency and
Chicago bank president who is now
"over thoro" in the' engineering
branch of tho service, was unani
mously elected treasurer of tho na
tional dralnago congress at Its final
session hero. At tho' samo time tho
congress greeted with applauso a
declaration prosontod Jby tho commit
tco on rciolutions urging creation ot
a national department ot public works
with n secretary at 'its head who
shall bo a member of tho president's
To piovldo suitably for tho needs
of our returning soldiers and sailors
tho congress demanded that tho gov
ernment appropriate 11,000,000,000
for propor dovolopmontof millions of
acres of our vnst natural resources
now useless for lack of dralnago
facilities and Irrigation. In every
state uniform laws aro urged and
creation of Btato commissions to
supcrviso tho Immensely valuable
work ot reclamation which tho con
gress ondorsos. ,.
""Edmund T. Porklns.ffChlcngo con
sulting engineer, waachoscu presi
dent of tho congress for tho coming
year. This will bo his third term,
as ho headed tho organization at its
Incoptlon in 1911 and again in 1913,
A. J. Kolloy of Pennsylvania, F. H.
Newell ot Illinois, II. M, Sparboo of
Iowa, John A. Kruso of Louisiana and
J. L. Craig of California woro elected
Chlot ot Pollco Gnrrlty said that
Now Year's ovo colobrations would
havo to bo of tho within tho law typo.
Tho chief said ho intended to havo
a talk with Mayor Thompson In a
day or two and soo what tho mayor
had to say on colobrations. Tho
chief said ho bollovod ho could say
without consulting tho mayor that no
violations of tho laws and ordinances
would bo sanctioned,
All places ot arausomont, whothor
wot or dry, must closo at 1 o'clock,
tho chief Bald,
' ' '
ED SEEKS PEACE
Brundage and Followers on Republican
Managing Committee Ask National
Chairman to Referee Differences
Whether the Bringing in of Outsiders Will Mend
Matters Is an Open Question
Tho Drundago loaders In a formal
communication addressed to Chair
man Hays, accopt Mr. Hays' state
ment made at tho private- dinner last
week as 100 per cent correct, and
ngreo that Republican pcaco and har
mony Is nccessnry In Chicago, prece
dent to a Republican victory lu Illl-
nols In 1920.
Tho Bruudago committeemen for
mally propose a poaco commission ot
threo, as follows:
Republican National Chairman Will
Republican State Chairman Frank
Gov. Frank O. Lowdon.
Tho communication of tho clghteon
elected commltteomon follows:
"Hon. Will H. Hays, Chairman Ro
publican National Commlttoo, Wash
ington, D. a, Sir:
"During your rocont visit to Chi
cago you emphasized to somo of tho
nctlvo Republicans of Cook county
tho necessity of harmonizing tho
party. Your words havo boon con
sidered by tho commltteomon whoso
names aro afllxod horoto and wo aro
all hoartlly in nccord with your de
sire to ostabllsh harmony. Wo
ronllzo that a contlnuanco of tho fac
tional strlfo in Cook county will on-
danger tho success of tho Republican
party and wo doploro greatly tho
growth of these factional differences.
It appears Impossible for local lead
ers to adjust tho differences and wo
therefore Invito you aB chairman of
tho national committee: Hon. Frank
L. Smith, chairman of tho state com
mittee, and Hon. Frank O. Iowdcn,
governor of Illinois, to act as arbi
trators, und wo horowith vest you
and tho othor two Republicans men
tioned with full power to act for us,
assuring you ot our willingness to
nbldo by any decision conducive to
party harmony thnt you and tho
other gentlemen may muko. Re
Homer K. Gnlpln, Edward J. Brun
dage, LoRoy Mlllner, E. E. Erstman,
Oscar Hobol. Loonurd ,'A Drundago?
'Chas. A. Williams, John' C. O-imion)
Robort R. Lovy, W. H. Wobor, Joseph
Cnrolnn, Chnrloa V. Barrett, Gcorgo
K. Schmidt, Charles G. Kemp, Walter
E. Schmidt, Peter M. Hoffman, Peter
A. Anker, William Dusso.
Will Advance $700,000 Salaries
on Own Responsibility.
Schooli toachors of Chicago will rc
coivo their pay beforo Christmas,
County Troasuror Harry It. Gibbons
announced, saying thnt ho would ad
vance tho $700,000 on his own respon
sibility to mako this possible
Payment wns ordered dolnyed by
tho County Court In an action con
cerning tho taxes of tho Board of Ed
ucation. This would havo mndo It
IN THE CITY COUNCIL
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
At Monday's meeting ot tho City
Council tho Chicago Plan Commis
sion's request was rofcrrcd to tho
Tho commission asked for tho ap
propriation of $70,000 for uso by tho
board of locul Improvements in doing
preliminary work on tho commission's
recommendations, Tho commlttoo
mot after tho council session.
"Thoro should bo no hosltancy
about making this appropriation,"
said Aid. A. A. McCormlck. "Tho
commission has dono a wonderful
work, and mostly with monoy com
ing from outsldors. It has boon do
ing work thnt tho city ought to do,
and has been spending about $100,
000 a year to do it. I know ot no
bottor way of providing work for tho
sailors and soldiers to do when thoy
como homo than by this plan."
Tho Idea prevailed among nldor
men that tho opposition will bo mado.
Sovoral aldormon offored resolu
tions protesting against tho falluro to
romovo ashes and garbage Aid.
Goorgo Pretzel wont a stop further.
Ho showed that a man, supposed to
bo a garbage wagon drlvor, told Mrs.
Protzol that tho garbage uud nshca
would not bo removed unless house
holders signed petitions urging
Mayor Thompson to run for ro
oloctlon. Commissioner of Public Works
Francis mado an Investigation of Aid,
Protzol's chargo, but was unablo to
verify it, ho said. Mr. Francis said
tho responsibility for falluro to ro
movo ashes and garbago was chargo
ablo to tho fact that tho city's appro
priation for this work was about ex
hausted. "I don't think that Ip " answer,"
said Aid. Josoph O. Kostnor. "Out
WHOLE NLTM$Ell 1522
Impossible for the teachers to rccoivo
the money duo them.
In order to mako tho payments tho
Hoard of Education would havo had to
borrow tho monoy. Mr. Gibbons,
when ho learned of tho situation, do
elded to ndvnnco tho monoy und
stand peisonally responsible for tho
NEVER LET UP?
Aldcrmanic Wind Bags Present
Another Dose of Gold Bricks
to the Public.
Flvo b(ijl3 for state legislation to
be .insect "by Wio city were prepared
by the lnw department. Tho Ibllls
mumev in tho method of select
ing cl . controller, city clerk and
Consolidation or tho duties and of
fices of city controller and city
Nonpartisan election of nldermcn.
Consolidation of local governments.
A special commlttoo on stnto legis
lation will pnss on tho bills beforo
tho council Is asked to act on thom.
Tho assessed valuation of real oa
tato and personal property lu Cook
county for tho years 1017 and 1918,
by townships, was made public by
tho board of rovlow.
Tho totnl assessed valuation, in
cluding Chicago, one-third of tho full
vnluo, is f 1,081.900,071. Of this $822,--165,851
is for real estnto and $2G2,
120,020 Is for porsonul property. Tho
Jncronso over 1917 totals $19,'J98,850.
In my ward wo hnvo threo labororo
and six foremen on tho ward pay
Tho law dopnrtmont sent lu an
ordlnanco ropenllng tho gas standard
ordinance of a year ago. This was
referred to the commlttoo on gas, oil,
and electric light, with tho under
standing that boforo any action Is
taken tho rommlttco will hoar from
Donald R. Rlchborg, special counsel
for the rlty council in gns litigation
Aid. 12. F. Cullorton, who asked
for tho ropenllng mensuro, said: "Dis
charge all your exports and attor
neys. If Mayor Thompson and tho
controller would sit down with tho
gas company's officials, I'll bet they
would get further toward an agree
ment than nil tho lawyers and ox
ports In town."
Mr. Rlchborg said a shoit tlmo ago
thnt ho was afraid that tho ropeallng
ordlnanco might interfere with tho
city's presont lltlgutlon against tho
Political candidates whoso posters
still nro to bo found on dead walls
and other places will bo prosecuted
unless tho postors nro removed, ac
cording to n council order.
Patrolmen havo two days off ovory
month. Aid. Kostnor wants all other
members of tho department to havo a
Luffwt WeUr GmiUAm
Peeplt of Itifluano ud