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JAN J a
ttntorwl at Second Cl Matter October
Offlc at Chicago, llllnola, under Act
THIRTIETH YEAH, NO.
Senator Lewis Is Being Charged by
Opponents With Party Responsi
bility for National Prohibition
And the Consequent Increase of Taxes in Chicago
Caused by Saloon Closing and
Loss of Revenue
Senator J. Ham Lewis Is going to
bavo his own troubles tin a candidate
for mayor of Chicago.
In tho first placo Chicago Is not a
prohibition town and novur was ono.
Thoro Is a growing fouling of sore
noss now ovor tho prohibition forced
on Chicago by tho Domocratlc states
of tho South and tho wlld-oyoil Dem
ocratic statos of tho Far West.
Ah Senator Lowls Is looked upon
as tho Hair Apparent of tho Consoli
dated Far Western and Southern
nomocracy, Chicago tnxpuyors uro
discussing his candidacy for mayor.
Tho saddling of $9,000,000 of taxes
hcretoforo paid Into tho City Treas
ury by tho saloons, browors, liquor
dealoru nnil allied trades, upon tlio
long Buffering and already ovcrbur
donoil taxpayorp. Is urousliu i n-H in
Tho suddon placing .on th. n-ai
ostnto niurkot of 9.000 vacant ' n
fonnorly occupied by tbeso Int. i
does not Incronso tho happlncis of
tho taxpaylng public of Chicago.
And tho throwing out of employ,
ment of 40,000 men connected with
thoso Interests docs not add to tho
brilliancy of tho situation.
REPORTS OF THE
Chlcugo contributed I,!l30 now cltl
zons to America during tho pust year
by naturalization process. In addi
tion, 7,007 took u long step toward
tho goal of citizenship, by obtaining
Hccond papors and 31,88:! filed dec
larations of Intention. Altogether,
tho naturalization departments of the
Circuit and Superior courts had ono
of tho .busiest ycurs In their history,
breaking many rocords. In tho Cir
cuit court and Superior court, respec
tively, tho following rocords were
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Work of Illinois
Tho Illinois Legislature will meet
in Its Fifty-first General Assembly
noxt Wcdnosduy, January 8.
Considorablo legislation to readjust
conditions brought on by tho war Is
Additional legislation will bo necdod
to start work on tho $00,000,000 Hard
Honda projoct, for which tho peoplo
voted u bond issuo at the Novombor
election, with a vlow to furnishing
nftor-wnr omploymont, us wull us glv
imr tho State u splendid systoni of
roads. Tho Loglsluturo will hnvo to
mn'ko provision for tho election of
delegates to tho Constitutional Con
vention; will havo to consider pro
posed legislation to onnblo tho Sani
tary District of Chicago to dovolop in
creased water power; taka furthor
legislative action, If it is doomed ad
vlsablo, to start work on tho proposed
$20,000,000 deep waterway connection
Uotwoon Chicago and tho gulf; nnd
mako cortnln amendments to tho Stnto
Administrative Codo, which oxpori
onco has shown to bo necossary.
Tho mnttor of Chicago's financial
crisis, growing partly out of tho fact
that its rovonuo from saloon llconscs
will bo cut off noxt July, will also fur
nish a knotty subjoct for consldora-
I orgest WmUt Ovulation Among
People d infance and Staribv
11, 1889, at the Pott
of March 3. 117.
Office of Publication,
179 W. Wnahlnnton St., Chicago, III.
$2 Per Year In Advance.
made: Filing of declaration of Inten
tion papers, 10,991 and 11,891; taking
out of second papers, 3,181 nnd 3,880;
cltlzonshlp granlod, 2,010 and 2,320.
In tho Circuit court 10,113 suits woro
filed and receipts of tho olllco woro
$17-1,138.75, of which $20,000 wont to
tho government for naturalization
fees. Tho surplus was $44,113. Ho
coipts of tho Superior court clork's of
II co woro $92,059, with a surplus of
$19,9S3. Thoro woro 0,083 suits filed.
Automobile accidonts caused the
death of 328 persons In Cook County
during tho lust year, according to tho
report of Coroner Peter M. Hoffman.
Moro pooplo committed sulcldo, how
over, tho number of such cases re
ported being 177. Of tho total num
ber of ', .th, fi win, i i loro
in-1 i 'i u .., r. ' iiw
V, v-- "K "" ""?.!
iitiii kuh ii , ,ii) xi i" mt , Ai mi rail
road accidents t,u 'lontletiU'w, 211
irom bums and malt- Mii;uthor
Mi",. Iii'i K'Bts were Ihmi . . Increase
of sb under tho provlous year. Tho
total cuinlngA of tho olllco were
$0,208.30. In tho coroner's laboratory
1,018 specimens worn analyzed.
SURFACE LINE FARES
Uoforo tho statu public utilities com
mission will grant n two-cent lucrcasu
in fares to tho Chicago Surfaco Itluos
tho compnulos must buru all their
lluanclnl dealings boforo tho commis
sion, Tho commission spent several hours
listening to Leonard A. liusby, hoad
of tho surfneo linos. Ho told how tho
wngo Incroaso and rlsu in tho cost of
materials hnd added $1,500,000 a year
to tho operating expenses of tho linos,
Ho snld thoy woro losing $12,000 u
Walter A. Shaw, ono of tho com
missioners, Insisted on moro detailed
figures. Ho domnndod that tho lines
tlou, and It Is said that othor Illinois
cities will ask for rovonuo legislation.
It Is oxpoctcd thnt swooping changes
In tho election laws will ho proposed
by tho statu commission which is now
at work upon that matter; and amend
incuts to tho pension luws will ulso
coino boforo tho Loglsluturo. Impor
tant bills will bo presented providing
for proposed loforms In court pro
cedure, with n vlow to placing tho ad
ministration of tho courts upon u
moro businesslike basis.
A Joint committeo mado up of loud
lug civic organizations of Chicago has
been at work for homo tlmo drafting
u comprohonslvo program covorlng
legislation needed to improvo tho
city's governmental machinery. Tills
program Is to bo taken up with tho
Chicago City Council nnd will bo pro-
sonted to tho General Assoiubly In
tho form of soparato bills.
It is oxpectod that n voto will bo
token enrly in tho sosslon on tho Fed
oral Prohibition amendmont. It is
clalmod by tho "drys" that this
uiuendmont will promptly bo ratified
by both branches of tho Legislature
Of course, tho first Important mat-
tor that will occupy tho attontlon of
tho Houso will bo tho election of a
Sponkor. In vlow of tho enormous
mass of Important work which tho
Gcnoral Assembly will havo to faco,
it Is oarnostly to ho hoped that tho
spoakorshlp oloctlon can bo deter
mined without frlttorlng away valu
nblo tlmo In a doadlock, as was ilono
at tho sosslon of tho Forty-ninth Gon
oral Assembly, whon It took two
months to chooso u Speaker,
produce their books and show all their
financial dealings. Tho hearing wan
continued to Jan. 13, to glvo tho lines
nn opportunity to bring this report In.
Tho particular figures Mr. Shaw
wanted was tho agreemont by which
tho linos recolvo 10 per cent nllow-
nnco for construction cost of cars,
supervising engineers' expenses, and
salaries paid officials and othor em
ployes. .lames M. Sheean, ono of tho nttor
noys for tho linos, was not pleased
nt tho delay. Ho sold thero was some
bond Intorest duo Fob. 1, und that If
tho increaso was not granlod boforo
that tho lines faced serious financial
Chnrlcs 11, Clovolund, special coun
sel for tho city in this hearing, said
thoro was llttlo uso of tho commis
sion hearing ovldonco on costs, as ho
contended that tho luu, mission had
no powor to interforo with tho o-cent
faro agroomont botween tho city and
Mr. liusby said ho did not autlciputo
any lowering of wages. Ho said whllo
tho war was ovor, cost of living con
tinued high and that thoro was llttlo
prospect of n chango in this for somo
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
SATURDAY, JAXUA11Y I, l!)IJ.
HUTCHINSON HEADS IT
Committee of Citizens Will Pick
New Superintendent of
Tho next Superintendent of Schools
will bo chosen by u Committee of
Jacob M. Loob, president of tho
boiiul of education, announced tho
membership of tho commission fol
lowing weeks of search for repre
sentative men nnd women who aro
charged with selecting tho best edu
cator In tho country for tho benefit
of tho city's chlldron.
Hero la tho personnel:
C. L. Hutchinson, vlco president of
tho Corn Kxchnngo National Hani:, di
rector Northern Trust Company, pres
ident of tho Art Institute, and prom
inently Identified with many othor
civic and commercial interests.
Kdgar A. Bancroft, lawyer and au
thor of authoritntlvo works on so
Dennis F. Kelly, morchant, gcnoral
manager of Mandol Ilrothom and vlco
president of Flrsf Stnto Industrial
Wngo Loan socioty.
Dorr B. Felt, inventor nnd manu
facturer and president of tho Felt nnd
Tarrant Manufacturing company,
member of the Public School league.
Thomas K. Ilurko, gonornt secretary
nnd treasurer of tho Stcnmfittera' and
Public-Spirited Cltizon and Well Known Capitalist.
I'luinbois' Union of tho United States
and Canada, luwjer.
Mary Margarot Ilartolmo, public
gunrdlan of Cook county and Juvonllo
court olllcor In charge of delinquent
girls, olllcor of the public safety com
mission of Chlcngo and Cook county.
Clarence S. Harrow, nationally
known labor counsol, wrltor, and an
thoilty on social and ocouomlc ques
tions. Isaac A. Abt, surgeon, former pro
fessor on tho subject of children's
dlscasos at Northwostorn university
nnd international authority on child
David R. Lowls, vlco prosldont of
tho Coutinontnl Conimorclnl National
bank and, public school patron.
Tho dally papors an again com
monclug to call on cltlzonat to clean
tho city's sldowalks for thilr nowa-Mauds,
Chicago Article Quits Business and
Forms a Political Party to Secure
the Jobs and Revenue
One of tho Leading Attractions to the Move
ment Is a Tax of Four Dollars on
Labor entered tho field of politics
on Sunday with a dull thud.
Tho Independent Labor Party
sprang Into existence on that day at
(i meeting In tho hall at 175 West
Tho constitution, of tho now party
is similar In many rcspocts to tho
Socialist organization. Its members
inuM pay dues of ? I a year, for which
thoy will lecoho tho official organ of
tho party, whoso dobut was announced
Its ull'ulrs will bo udmliilstored by
an executive committeo of llftcon.
Charlos Dold International prosldent
of tho plnno workors' organization and
former prosldont both of tho Chicago
and Illinois Federations of Labor,
was uamod chairman of tho commit
tee, and John Fltzpntrlck and K, N.
Xockols, socrotnry of tho Chicago
fcdoratlon, wero named members,
Tho ronmlnlng thlrtcon aro to bo
named by a couimlttoo consisting of
Dold, Fltzpntrlck, and Nockols.
Sunday, .Inn. 12, tho party will hold
Its nominating convention, when can
didates for all offices to bo olectod In
April will bo named. Sentiment was
unanimous for Fltzpntrlck for mayor,
and ho said ho would run if named,
Tho local platform of tho party,
adopted In addition to tho national
Entered as Second Clan Matter October 11, 1833, at the TNrt
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 1t.
platform announced some tlmo ago,
asserts tho Labor party "hus been or
ganized to broak tho powor of rapa
cious public utility corporations,
greedy big business Interests nnd re
actionary newspnpors, which now
dominate our public life"; also to
"establish genuino democracy in nil
After condemning tho corporations
nnd locnl streot car companies, tho
platform charges tho old parties with
wastage of tho public funds, nnd' as
sorts that "big business rulos Chi
cago." Reforms advocated arc:
Municipal ownership of alt public
utilities, particularly surfaco and ole
vatcd railways, gas and electric light
Democratization of the public school
fVtJnm .'itrn'miw'. M n -Jijn'.
bo,rd '"M'lpsoutlng tho p oplo hn
children nttond school, which 111 ad
minister tho schools to tlovo! ip free,
Independent Americans rnthor than
ilocllo worker for big business.
Hotter health and sanitation condi
tions on tho theory that it Is better to
prrtwnt sickness than provide a cure
I'ull iccognltlon of union labor In
all departments of city government:
tho oljibt hour day and forty hour
week with Increases In wnges to cor
respond with Increases in llxlim costs.
Police to be kept neutral In Indus
trial disputes, no Intoi fcrence with
union organize! s.
Sanitary nnd comfortable homes
for everj family in the city to be built
by tho city nnd sold at cost.
Relent less war against all Install
Inn bsikeshop kitchen, workshops
Electrification of all si cum roads en
tering tho city.
Development of all parks, piny
grounds, foiost preserves and gym
nnsluins and provision for better
transportation to tho lake front.
Reduction In tho cost of living by
tho establishment of municipal whole
sale and retnll markets
Just taxation and sound system of
financial accounting that will pro
ent waste of funds on useless otllces;
tax dodglne by tho wealthy to bo
Mopped and big business forced to
pav Its share of tho burden.
Fallen measure of homo rulo that
the peoplo may sottle tholr 'ocal prob
lems without outside Intorforonce,
Tho convention wns called to ordor
by Mr Fltzpntrlck, Its chalrnuin. Ho
doscrllied tho need for the now paity.
(1. nonnreil tlio old partlus as boss rid
den and rapitulist contiolled, and de
Ik Tii 01T BUM wig
Important Public Business Befor:
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
At Mnudaj's city Council meeting
City Comptroller I'iko submitted
figures to show that If tho city noxt
year must oporato on tho inoiioy it
will receive from taxes and othor
rovonuo bonunos tho following
changes will result:
Tho Follco Dopurtinent will havo to
bo reduced moro than half.
Tho Firo Department will hao to
be reduced nlinost two-thirds.
Tho Health Department will be cut
down ovor half.
Streot cleaning and garbage and
ashes removals would bo curtailed
about 00 per cent.
Streot lighting would bo curtailed
almost 50 per cent.
Hiithlug beuchos, parkb and play
grounds would liao to bo run on 20
per cent less.
Cuts In appioprlatlona for minor ac
tivities woro also pointed out In tho
estimate-). Tho Council finauco com
tnltteo plans to change many of tho
Instead of carrying out tho comp
trollor's roductlou plans for tho police
WHOLE "NTiMIJ 131? 152-1
clared tho volco of labor could find
ndcquuto uttorancos only through Its
own political medium.
Secretary Nockcls spoko along sim
ilar lines. Tho constitution was
adopted unanimously, with practically
jio discussion. Tho platform, pro
pared, as wan tho constitution, by tho
promoters of tho party, mainly leud
ers In tho Chicago federation, wns
.Miss Margarot flnlcy, who was pres
ent as a delegate from tho Women's
Trade I'nlon league, addressed tho
convention nnd urged unity of pur
pose. She denounced thu daily press
and tho interests sho charged con
Tho headquarters of tho party will
bo on tho thlid fioor of tho Federation
building, 10(1 Wost Washington street,
WANT HULL FOR MAYOR
A boom h.if been started for Morton
I). Hull for mayor.
Senator Hull could do more for
Chicago than any man mentioned thim
far." said a prominent leader who tor
obvious reasons asked that his name
bo not used , 'He Is a recognized
Icadci In the state senate and will
take a prominent hand In legislative
affairs at Springfield this winter In
which Chicago Is vitally Interested
If he would consent to run for mayor
he could sere out the session of tho
legislature boforo taking his seat or
until the Important work Is dono at
Springfield. He is In a position to
havo a big lnllucuco In the prelim
luaries of tho state constitution and
ho has tho ability to put before tho
convention Chicago's case. Senator
Hull, In addition to being a lawyer
and u good debator. Is a businexs man
of wide o.peiIence. Ho fits the situa
Although Senator Hull was a cnndl
date for goernor against Frank O
l.owden In tho 1010 prlmnry, It is
known that the state executive IiiiUIh
him In high I'Hteoin and tbe are nn
the best of tonus. Senator Hull's col
leagues In tho senato xay the look
to him to help in tho leadership and
In tho organization of the tippoi
hrani h of the general ussemlily thl--session
The city should clean the Mrtet
liom hit linn lo lot line The nnh
stieeis the i Ity cleans .ire li th, i i
.Hid tlio di'parimeiitH ibe (mii iti ,
Plan, to leiluco iliotii only almu' .'
per i enl, and make deep cm li. tin
(orpoiiitiuu conusor office und etl.or
Chairman itichert said:
""I I clt, luedh police fire .in'
health piotoctlon moro than unjt' ,.
olse. i li.'liovo tho administrative of
fleet, should bo forced to buffer th
bunkn, oven though such action i,
going to wrK a tromandous haul, hip
"If wo five tho pollco, firo an'
health departments tho samo amount,
of money In 1910 they had In 101S, the
only positions which will bo prmuW
111 tho 1010 budget will be olLflite
ones and those which must remain to
transact noi e-.sury business. "
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