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JA" 3 1919
Cntrd at Steont) Clan Matter October
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act
THIRTIETH YEAli, NO.
CAN LEWS 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 Domocrnts uro lighting ever
the mayoralty ns It tlioy had n lend
pllio cinch on tho election.
Good Judges und thcro aro plenty
or thoin do not think that thoy havo
n clianco of winning tho city next
There la a tremendous amount ot
criticism of aoniu of tho candidates.
Lewis In particular is coming in
for a Hljurnl amount ot rousting
much of it undeserved.
Tho people opposed to Lewis aro
saying that ho is a rich man's candi
date and that it ho is elected tho
Nabobs and upper clussos will bo
tho only pcoplo who will bo allowed
to pusb tho guards und got Into his
Thoy my that ho is no Domocrnt
.mi. .mil oven nosloctcd to register
am! voto (it important elections.
lie is accused of being backed by
Fodoral offlclals whoso appointment
ho secured and who aro alleged to
bo tho only Domocrnt in tho big oi
llces thoy hold.
Somo ot tho other Democratic
candidates uro lust year's bird's
nests so fur an any present useful'
ncss or popularity is concoruod.
Muny of them uro barnacles who
havo hold on to public olllco und
fattened on It slnco thoy became In
lluonllal onough to Iguoro tho police.
Others havo hold on to public lifo
until thoy aro unable to realize that
thoy havo passed through political
This is tho sort of trlpo the Demo
cratic party ot Chicago lntondo to
sorvo up to tho returning soldlors
nnd other citizens to pick n mayor
So far us tho young soldlors aro
concerned very fow of thorn will voto
tho Democratic ticket next spring.
Thoy havo had tholr oyo tooth cut.
Thoy realize that If thoy uro over
going to bo rocognlzed tho gang of
Chronic Appotltos for Olllco who
havo boon doing tho chasing for thorn
In tho past, must bo retired to pri
Tho way to rotlro them Is to wlpo
thorn out nt tho polls by defeating
tho mau thoy put up.
VICE PULLJS STRONG
Democratic Assignation House
Keepers With Saloon Attach
ments and Strong Pulls With
Former Mayors Defy Uncle
And Aro Strong Enough to Keep
Council from Passing Anth-Vlce
Ordinances at Government Request.
Tho dofcat of Undo Sam In tho
City Council Monday in tho offort to
sccttro tho passago of u vice- subduing
ordlnanco Is charged to somo ot tho
lieutenants ot an ox-Mayor. Ono of
thoso lloutonants la tho proprlotor of
ono of tho worst combination asslgna
tlon houses and saloons north of tho
Equator. This mnn woro n "staff"
star of tho Chlof of Police during this
Mayor's administration; tho police
wont to his placo of HI famo to got
ofllclal favor and his hollholo Is tho
headquarters now of a gang who wish
to glvo their formor boss nnd patron
tho Democratic nomination next spring
or organize on indopondont fight for
So notorious aro thoso facts that
tho mattor Is n dally subject of com
ment and conversation among poli
ticians. It would novor do to closo it up at
Undo Sam's request.
This place Is only ono of many.
Singularly onough nono ot thorn
largest WeriV Oneubtun Ann
11, 1889, at the Pott
of March 3, 1171.
Office of Publication,
179 W. Waihlnoton St., Chicago, III.
$2 Per Year In Advance.
that Is tho ones frequented by whlto
people aro run by Republicans.
Thoy aro nil nourishing rollcs of a
Democratic municipal puBt nnd active
propagandists for tho return of for
mer incumbents to olllco.
Democrats aro getting tired of hav
ing theso things charged up to tholr
Why tho Thompson administration
pormlts theso holl holes to run Is u
It may bo n mysterious pollco por
qulslto that cannot bo dispensed with.
And it may bo that tho Domocratlc
connection of most of them may in
fluence tho Republicans to ltcop thorn
in oxlstcnco to bo used against cor
tnln Democrats when tho time
Tho City Council studiously avoids
It is said that troublo mny bo in
storo for tho city council from tho
fcdeinl authorities for Its falluro
Mandny to consider the vico nnd
liquor ordinances agreed upon nt con
ferences botweon tho locnl United
States olllclnls and Mayor Thomp
Tho ordinances woro Intended to
protect army and nuvy men from
vico nnd liquor. Thoy woro sched
uled for consideration Monday, but
tho council adjourned without a movo
being mndo to call thorn up.
Cnpt. G. II. Robinson and Lieut E.
R. Beckvvith, sanitary corps, U. S. A.,
who attended tho session, said thoy
Intended to make u report of tho
council's falluro to net to Washing
ton, but would not say what their
recommendations would bo.
Tho ordinances woro sent to tho
council moro than n month ago.
I'nnnlmous consent for tholr Immo
dinto passago was asked thou, but it
was rotuscd. Tho council then also
refused to hear from Cnpt. Robin
son, who dcslrod to oxplnln tho neces
sity for tho measures.
Tho measures woro roeommonded
for passago by tho council licenso
committee and woro to havo been
consldorod a week ago, but tho death
ot Aid. David R. HIckoy caused tho
council to adjourn. So Monday
was set for their consideration.
Cnpt. Robinson nnd Lieut. Ileck
wlth woro dumfoundod whon tho
council adjourned without anybody
calling up tho ordinances for con
sideration. "I don't know what to mako ot
this," said Cnpt. Robinson. "Thoro
Is n stall somowhoro nnd I intend to
mako u report to Washington."
"Will you Include recommenda
tions?" tho captain was asked.
"Yes," ho ropllcd, "but I can't say
what tho recommendations will bo.
Army rules won't lot mo."
Lieut. Ileckwlth said ho had been
told that tho council docs not intend
to pass tho ordinances, but intends to
havo thorn ro-reforred to tho licenso
committee, whoro ho predicted thoy
would no klllod.
Aid. Josoph II. Smith, chairman ot
tho licenso commlttco, said ho in
tended to call up tho ordinnncos, but
that tho council adjourned boforo ho
could do so.
"Lot thorn pass such ordinances In
Now York, Philadelphia, and other
largo cltleo and wo will do tho samo
hero," said ono aldormnu.
LABOR GANG SHARP
ENING THEIR BILLS
Tho now political party, known as
tho Indopondont labor party of Cook
county, will hold Us first convention
on tho afternoon of Doc. 29 at Musi
clans' hall, 17C Wost Washington
stroot, and will bo composod of rap
rosontatlves of labor unions ot tho
city and county. All labor unions
nro ontltlod to roprosontntlon on tho
sumo baBls as that by which thoy aro
roprosontcd in tho Fedoratlon of
A constitution and platform will
bo adopted, "labor's fourteen princi
ples" will bo formally ratified nnd n
dnto set for another convention,
probably in Junuary or February, nt
which candidates for tho primaries
will bo solcctcd.
Secretary E. N. Nockols of tho
President of the Central Trust Bank
Fodoratlon of Labor announced that
roplios from 170 ot tho 300 locals of
tho county havo favorod tho now
party, whllo twolvo, dominated
chiefly by socialists, objected on tho
ground that tho socialist party Is
Josoph P. Haas, Rocordor of Deeds,
presented tho county with a Christ
mas chock for $018.95. Explaining It,
Mr. Haas wroto: "This Is for fees
which have como to mo for roloaso
deods which I oxocutod as successor
In trust. I havo found that In tho
past no accounting was mado for such
fees, but I hold that all such foos
bolong to tho public." By enforcing
a month'H vacation of omployos with
out pay Mr, Haas reports ho has also
saved tho county $25,721.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL
HONOR GENERAL DAWES
National Drainage Congress
Elects Him Treasurer and E.
T. Perkins, President.
Rrlg.-Gcn. Chnrles G. Dawes, for
mor comptroller of tho currency und
Chicago bank president, who Is now
"over thoro" In tho engineering
branch of tho service, was unani
mously elected treasurer of tho na
tional drainage congress at Its final
session hero. At tho snmo tlmo the
congress greeted with applauso a
declaration presented by tho commlt
tco on resolutions urging creation of
n national dopartment of public works
with n secretary nt its head who
shall bo a member of tho president's
To p.ovldo suitably for tho needs
ot our returning soldiers and sailors
the congress demanded that the gov
ernment npproprlnto $1,000,000,000
for proper development of millions of
acres of our vast natural resources
now useless for lack of drnlnngo
facilities and irrigation. In every
state uniform lnws nro urged and
creation ot stato commissions to
supervlso tho immensely vnluablo
work of reclamation which tho con
""Edmund T. Porklns, Chlcngo con
sulting englncor, was chosen presi
dent of the congress for tho coming
your. This will bo his third term,
ns he headed tho organization at Its
lit? ifw J&m ',
BRIG. GENERAL CHARLES G. DAWES.
Now Serving the Country In Europo Who Has Been Elected Treasurer of
the National Drainage Congress.
incoptton in 1911 and again In 191".
A. J. Kolloy of Pennsylvania, F. 11.
Nowell ot Illinois, II. M. Sparboo (f
Iowa, John A. Kruso of Louisiana and
J. L. Crnlg of California woro olectod
Chlof of Pollco Gnrrlty said that
Now Year's ovo colobratlons would
havo to bo ot tho within tho law typo.
Tho chlof said ho intonded to havo
a talk with Mayor Thompson in n
day or two and seo what tho mayor
had to say on colobratlons. Tho
chlof said ho bollovod ho could say
without consulting tho mayor that no
violations of tho laws and ordinances
would bo sanctioned.
All placos of amusomont, whother
wot or dry, must closo at 1 o'clock,
tho chlof said.
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 llrundngo leaders In ti formal
communication addressed to Chair
man Hays, accept Mr. Hays' state
ment made nt tho privato dinner last
week ns 100 por cent correct, nnd
agreo that Republican penco and har
mony Is necessary In Chlcngo, prece
dent' to a Republican victory In 1111-
nols In 1920.
Tho nrundngo committeemen for
mally proposo a pcuco commission of
throo, ns follows:
Republican National Chairman Will
Ropublicnn Stato Chairman Frank
Gov. Frank O. Lowden.
Tho communication of tho eighteen
elected committeemen follows:
"Hon. Will II. Hays, Chairman Re
publican National Commlttco, Wash
ington, D. a, Sir:
"During your recent visit to Chi
cago you emphasized to somo of tho
ncflvo Republicans of Cook county
tho necosslty of harmonizing tho
party. Your words havo been con
Bldorcd by tho committeemen whoso
names aro affixed horoto and wo nro
all hoartlly in accord with your de
sire to establish harmony. Wo
ronllzo that a contlnunnco of tho fnc-
tlonnl strlfo in Cook county will on
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danger the success of the Republican
party nnd wo deplore greatly the
growth ot theso factional differences.
It appeals Impossible for local lend
ers to adjust tho differences and wo
therefore Invito you as chairman of
tho national committee: Hon. Frank
L. Smith, chairman of tho state com
mittee, nnd Hon. Prank O. Lowden,
governor of Illinois, to act as arbi
trators, and we herewith vest you
and the other two Republicans men
tioned with full power to act for us,
assuring you of our willingness to
nbldo by any decision conducive to
party harmony that you and tho
other gentlemen may mukc. Re
Homer K. Gnlpln, Edward J. llrun
dngo, LoRoy Mlllner, E. E. Erstmnn,
Oscar Hobol, Lonnurd A. Brundage,
Chas. A. Williams, John O. C union.
Robort R. Lovy, W. II. Wobor, Joseph
Carolan, Chnrles V. Rarrott, George
K. Schmidt, Charles G. Kemp, Wnltcr
E. Schmidt. Peter M. Hoffmnn, Peter
A. Ankor, William fiusse.
Will Advance $700,000 Salaries
on Own Responsibility.
School teachers of Chicago will re
celvo their pay before Christmas.
County Tronsuror Hurry R. Gibbons
announced, saying that ho would ad
vance tho $700,000 on his own icspou
slbillty to mako this possible.
Payment was ordered delayed by
tho County Court In an action con
coming tho tuxes of tho Hoard of Ed
ucation This would have made it
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
At Mondn's meeting of tho City
Council the Chicago Plan Commis
sion's reouost wiib referred to tho
Tho commission asked for tho ap
propriation of $70,000 for uso by tho
board of locnl Improvements In doing
preliminary work on tho commission's
recommondntlons. Tho commlttco
met nftor tho council session.
"Thoro should be no hesitancy
about ninlcing this appropriation,"
said Aid. A. A. McCormick "Tho
commission has done a wondoiful
work, nnd mostly with monoy com
ing from outsldors. It has boon do
ing work that tho city ought to do.
and has been spondlng about $100,
000 a year to do it. I know ot no
bottor way of providing work for tho
sailors nnd soldlors to do when thoy
como homo thnn by this plan."
Tho Idea provnlled among older-
mou thnt tho opposition will bo mndo,
Sovor.il nldormon offered resolu
tions protesting against tho falluro to
removo ashes and garbage Aid.
Goorgo Protzol went a stop furthor.
Ho showed that a man, supposed to
bo a garbage wagon driver, told Mrs.
Pretzel that tho garbago and ashes
would not bo romoved unless house
holders signed petitions urging
Mayor Thompson to run for re
election. Commissioner of Public WorkB
Francis mndo nn Investigation of Aid.
Protzol's charge but was unnblo to
vorlfy It, ho snld. Mr. Francis said
tho responsibility for falluro to ro
movo ashes nnd gnrbngo wnH chargo
ablo to tho fact thnt tho city's appro
priation for this work was about ex
"I don't think that In " answer,"
- said Aid. Josoph O, Kostncr.
WJIOL 15 Nl'MlIKK loQil
impossible for the teachers to recelvo
the money duo them.
In order to make tho payments tho
Hoard of Education would havo hud to
borrow tho monoy. Mr. Gibbons,
when ho learned of the sltuntlon, clo
dded to advance tho money und
stand peisonally responsible for tho
NEVER LET UP?
Aldcrmanic Wind Bags Present
Another Dose of Gold Bricks
to the Public.
J'lvo li'Ha for stato legislation to
be iiHKcit uy iho city wore propnrcd
by tho lnw dopartment. Tho 'bllln
A city manager.
Chnmios In tho method of select
lug city controller, city clerk and
Consolidation of tho duties and of
llces of city controller and city
Nonpartisan election of nldormen
Consolidation of local governments
A special commltteo on state legis
lation will pass on tho bills boforo
tho council Is asked to act on them.
The assessed valuation of real oh
tate nnd personal property In Cook
county for the years l'.HV nnd IMS,
by townships, vvuh made public by
tho board of review.
Tho total assessed valuation, In
cluding Chicago, one-third of tho full
Mtluo, is l,08l.'.)or,,lTl Of this $822,
IS.'.Sfil Is for real estnte and $202
120,020 Is for personal property Tho
Increase over 1017 totals $1').':9S,S 0.
In iny ward we have threo l.ilu.rir
and six foremen on tho ward p.
Tho law depart inout sent In n .
ordinance ropeallng tho gas stanl.rd
ordinance oi a yonr ago. This was
leforrcd to tho commlttoo on pn., oil,
and oleclrlc light, with tho under
standing that boforo any ui-tiou ir
taken tho committee will hour from
Donuld It Rlchborp, spoclal counstl
for the ilty council In gns litigation
Aid. E. F. Culltiiton. who al . i
for the ropeallng mousuro, said- ' Dr
charge all your experts nnd attor
neys. If Mayor Thompson and tho
controller would sit down with flu
gas conipunv'H olllclnls, I'll bo thry
would got further toward nn agree
ment than nil tho lawyers and ex
pom in town."
Mr, Itlchborg snld u shoit tlmo ngo
thnt ho was afraid that tho ropenlinp
ordinance might interfere with tho
city's present lltigutlon against the
Political candidates wIioeo poster
still nro to bo found on dead wnll
and other placos will bo prosecuted
unless the posters nro removed ac
cording to a council ordor.
Patrolmen havo two days off evorr
month. Aid. ICostnor wants all oilier
members of tho dopartment to havo a
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