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Enttrrd ft Seojnd CIem Matter October
It ISM, nt the rmt Office at Chlcaco, Illi
nois, under Af -t March I, 1ST
ESni ISHEU OCTOBER 5, 1889
oriKrited Vudtr the Laws of Illinois.
founded by HBNtlY T DONOVAN.
The Chlcaoo Eagle. newepaper
or all elattee of reader, It devoted
to National, Stat and Local Pol.
Itlees to the publication of Mu
nicipal, State, County and 8n
Itary District newel to cpmmnt
on PMPl In public llfej to cln
ateball and 8portf, and to th
publication of Oeneral information
of Public Interest, Financial, Com.
merclal and Political.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1919.
INSULL FAVORS GAS CONSUMERS
The customer Is to bo assumed al
ways right until Investigation proves
otherwise, and then ho is to bo shown
his error courteously.
That, in essence, is tho now policy
of tho People's Gas company, under
the direction of Samuel Insult, accord
ing to Mr. lnsull's own statement Mon
day. It Is reiterated in "A Now Year's
Messngo to tho Oillcials and Em
ployes of tho People's Gas Light and
Coke Company," which was issued on
Wednesday. Another message sent
out with all gas bills, to tho consumers
suys esentlally tho same thing in
somewhat different language.
The employes' and officials' messago
is directly from Mr. Insull, und says:
"In assuming personal responsibil
ity for tho management of Tho Peo
ple's Gas Light and Coko Company,
ray chief object is to put Its service,
on a basis thdt will leave no ground
for legitimate fault finding.
"All of us here are In tho servico
of tho public as well as of tho com
pany. The good will of tho public Is
essential to our success. Tho one way
to win that good will is by good serv
ice courteously rondered."
"Wo are devising nnd installing im
proved checking fnclllties in tho book
keeping and meter departments to
catch 'wild bills excessivo and im
proper charges duo to error before
they can reach tho customer and
cause ill feeling," Mr. Insull said.
While the city department of public
service vus issuing a warning to the
gas consumers to be on the watch for
bogus gas adjusters, who have swin
dled many consumers, the city council
was considering the department's re
quest for additional funds to handle
the hundreds of complaints pouring
into the department regarding exces
sive gaB bills.
"We have been told that thoro aro
bogus gas bill adjusters about tho
city," Mr. Abelo said, "and wo want
to notify tho gas consumers that real
adjusters have Identification cords
which contnln their photographs. Tho
public should not ileal with any one
not having a card."
HITS NEW UNION DEPOT
Hurprlso as well ns nlnnn was ex
pressed nt tho city hall over criticism
of the plan to build a union pnsson
Ker station In Chicago, tho critic being
Edward Hungerford, who writes In
this weok's Issue of tho Saturday
Ironing Post on "I'nclo Sam, Rail
roader." The nrtlclo asserts that tho
now station Is not needed nnd critl
nzps tho government for pormlttlng
vork to "proceed on tho $25,000,000
Mt-mbors of tho city council, which
is believed to bo unanimously in
'a or of tho west sldo union station,
fear that one effect of tho article will
bo to hold up work on tho improve
ment nt a tlmo when they aro trying
o convince tho railroad ndmlnlstrn
on that It should go on without do
lav Tho nldormen nssort that Mr
Hunerford is not well posted on tho
sltiatlon, ns ho says that tho work
has proceeded during tho war, whero
as tho government halted tho im
provement right at tho start of tho
PETERS CUTS EXPENSES
Sheriff Charles W. Peters surprised
.fudges Josso A Baldwin, Thomas
Taylor, Jr., and David M Brothers
constituting tho county help commit
teo of this Circuit Court Judges, with
a request that the position of assistant
sheriff, paying 3.GO0 a year, ho abol
ished. Tho position is now hold by
Thomas J. Webb 13 coming to the.
front as a mayoralty dark horse on
tho Democratic side.
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EDMOND D. HULBERT,
President of the Merchants' Loan & Trust Company, the Oldest Bank in
Efficiency Bureau Opposes Pri
mary for Constitutional Con
vention. Tho following resolution favoring
non-partisan election of delegates to
the constitutional convention has been
ndoptcd by the trustees of the Chicago
Bureau of Public Elllclcncy:
"Whereas, It is of tho utmost Im
portance that tho delegates elected to
tho forthcoming constitutional con
vention of Illinois shall be men of spe
cial fitness for their work, in order
that it may bo well done and may In
splro public confldenco; und
"Whereas, tho nomination of dele
gates nt partisan primaries will tend
to result In tho selection of men who
nro not specially fitted for tho work
of tho convention, which should not
be permitted to become pnrtlsun; and,
"Whereas, tho nomination of candi
dates by petition is likely to secure
tho election of men of greater ability
and fitness, nnd also will be the most
economical method; thorefora bo It
"Resolved, That tho, trustees of tho
Chicago Bureau of Public Kttlcloncy
Join with tho Citizens' Association anil
other civic organizations In urging
tho Illinois lcglslnturo to provide, for
the election of delegates to tho consti
tutional convention upon n non-partisan
Chief of Police Gnrrlty sold that ho
had sent n letter to tho secretary of
stato asking for tho appointment of
a deputy licenso collector In Chicago
who will Issue nil Chicago automobile
All purchasers of automobiles would
thon either obtain their licenses from
tho collector or obtain from him an
olllcial tng for temporary use which
will do away with tho old "license ap
plied for" sign. The tag would carry
tho same responsibility us the license
All persons drving automobiles, tho
chief said, nnd having neither a li
cense nor a tag, will bo nrrosted. The
tag will Identify tho owner of the ma
chine. One of the very neat Aldermen In
the City Council, is Edward F. Culler
ton, Ho has been longest in the publlo
service of any member of the City
Council and his usefulness to the peo
ple has been demonstrated over and
Newly Elected Member of the Board of Assessors, Who Took Office This
At Signing of Armistice Chicago
Had One-Tenth of Army
Estimates furnished by tho Illinois
Manufacturers' Association show
that Chicago wns engaged in work
on one-tenth of nil outstanding army
contracts at tho signing of tho armi
stice. With $2,000,000,000 of con
tracts in hand, tho Chicngo district
seemed to bo blooming with now
Reports nro that Dcnceu nnd tho
Rrundngo-Gatpln groups of Republican
committeemen hnvo had somo in
formal conferences, with a view of
patching up differences for u united
front in tho mayoralty bnttlo. Tho
prospects nro said to bo bright for a
majority of tho committeemen to lino
up to stop renominatlon of Mayor
Thompson In tho ovent tho fusion or
non-partisan movement fails.
TO TAKE OFFICE
Tho nowly elected members of tho
board of nssessors and tho board of
rovlow tool; olllco this weok. Charles
Krutckoff, who advances from chief
clerk of tho board to assessor, took
olllco nt 11 o'clock Now Year's morn
ing. Ho Is succeeded os chief clerk
by Paul Weldel, who wus an unsuc
cessful candidate for assessor and
who has been in tho office ever slnco
the present law has been In effoct.
P. A. Nnsh, who succeeds Fred W.
niockl as a member of tho board of
rovlow, entered upon his duties at 11
o'clock Tuesday morning.
Prank Weeger, the well know
brewer and business man, is talked of
for State Auditor and State Treasurer.
He would fill either position well.
William H. Lyman, tho popular for
mer senator and alderman, Is at the
head of the big public contracting
I Ann ot W. H. Lyman & Co.
pilsiii'ti so much ns have Sir 'llionms and his Shamrocks. Motcovcr, it's ino
Llpton spirit Hint won the gnat war. Tho whole world turned ngnlnst tho
Hun In part because of his lack of sportsmanship nnd his fnlluro to "pluy tho
To n Snn Franciscan, Col. L. Mcr
vln Mnus, medical corps, U. S. A., de
partmcut surgeon of the western mili
tary department, lias conic tho honor
of being awarded what Is sold to bo
tho first Distinguished Servico medal
to bo bestowed In the United States,
though n few were awarded to con
spicuous lenders In Franco during tho
war. Hero Is tho citation :
"A Distinguished Servico mcdnl
hns been nwurded to you for specially
meritorious servico on Bello Fourcho
river, North Dakota, November 0.
1877, nt which tlmo you wero first
lieutenant nnd assistant surgeon.
United Stntes nnny In that, whllo
serving with n detachment suddenly
surrounded by a hostile force of Hloux
Indians, you succeeded In extricating
the party from a must perilous por
tion." Mnus' act Is unique. Three hun
dred Sioux charged upon tho white
men, who reserved their lire. Mans ran nut on foot directly lit tho Indians,
yelling like mad. They tinned and rode olT without firing a shot. A parley
averted bloodshed. A few days Inter the Indians began a murderous rait).
It took a regiment to subdue them.
-luill lie incorporated m Hie iiiuiiiiU-
be established. The hill of rights Includes the.su particulars:
IN CHARGE OF
Stephen T. Miitlier. director of the
national park service, predicts an in
creased attendance In tho national
parks next season now that pence has
come The uttelMlnnee of the 1018
seasin fell off from -100.705 to -l."i I.S II
owliu to the Increase In railroad fares
and the discouragement by the gov
eminent of pleasure truu'l. The hull;
of tMirlst truwl to the imtl il pinks
Is h private uutoiuoldle ami held Its
own the figure for 1017 and MIS In
the 11 parks In which records are kept
beli.g r.V.M.)(I ami fi 1.500 cars.
Itocky Mountain National park In
Col "i-ndo led all the scenic parks by
a Ide margin with KU.I07 lsltors.
Mo nit Kidnlei- In Washington wus sec
ond, with Ki.OOl. Yiibemlto In Califor
nia was third, with :i.'l,r-7. Hot
Springs lu Aikansiis, which In medical
I iii her than scenic, had 140,000 vlsl
tois. Yclloustiiiio III Wyoming fell olt
about 1 1 .fiiii). There aro now 10 na
tional pnrl.H. C'asa Grando In Arizona Inmiu, m-cu m-uucui m iiiu gnuiu of
national inonumeiit. Bills are before congress for the creation of several
additional parks, Including the fliuud Canyon of thu Colorado In Arizona and
Lnfajette National park on the Island of Mount Desert, Maine, Director
Mather recommends large additions to Yellowstone ami to Sequoia In Cali
fornia. The niitlonul parks contain 0,'J51,-105 ucres. Tho appropriation for
this jear Is SLOP-V-M).
FOR A LEAGUE
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us an Instrument of repression, but
economic resources as would make It
NAME IS UPTON
Sir Thomns Llpton, P. P. P. (per
sistence, pertlnnclty, perseverance),
lins itgnln challenged for tho America's
cup. For 10 years the Irish baronet
hits been trying to lift Unit cup. Ho
hns built nnd brought over four Sham
rocks. Thrco of them have been de
feated .by our defenders. Shamrock
IV wns on Its way across when war
broko out. She lies in n Brooklyn
shlpynrd. Tho New York Yncht club
seems Inclined to wnlt till 1020 ns n
more fitting tlmo and has so udvlsed
Sin Thomas says it Is tho nmbltton
of his life (o lift tho cup from tho
Americans, "tho best sports In tho
world." Americans reclprocnto his
sentiments nnd beg to nssuro him of
the contlnunnco of their distinguished
consideration. Many of Great Brit
ain's biggest men havo como hero to
bring John Bull nnd Undo Snm closer.
i'osuuiy nono oi incin una hv..'"-
Tbe recent American Jewish con-gu-N
In Philadelphia wns the first of
its kind. It was characterized us n
"most momentous epoch In Jewish
life." There wero -100 delegates repre
senting JI.OOO.OOO Jews In Amerlcn.
.fudge .1 til In ti V. Muck of Chicago
president of tho congress, said It win
the llrst time In American Mxtory thnl
Jews of all cIiihxch. all groups and nil
fiictious Into, which American Jcwrj
hns been divided huve come togethoi
to deliberate solemnly and hopefully
for the rights and thu welfare of their
The congress declared for n Jew
ish commonwealth in Palestine under
(he trtistoefhlp of (ireat Britain, net
dig on hehiilf of such league of nations
as may be formed.
A delegation of nine. Including
Judge Mack, was elected to present
to the Versailles peace conference a
bill of rights, which It Is proposed
laws of new or enlarged states that inn)
OF FREE NATIONS
Jane Addams, founder In isso of
Hull House, Chicago, Is an American
with an International reputation as a
social settlement worker, speaker aod
writer ami peace advocate. During
tho war period sho traveled the coun
try speaking In behnlf of food conser
vation, Now she Is again 'active for
world peace und advocates (ho prlucl
pies of tho League of Free Nations,
which she holds to bo u more compre
hensive international program thun
that of tho Leuguo to Kuforco Peace.
"Tho purposo of u league of free
nntlons," sho says, "Is to achieve for
all peoples, great and tmull, due pro
tection of natlonul existence and equal
ity of economic opportunity.
"The first problem therefore Is to
modify conditions which lead to war
by making ndequato legislation,
"Tho cffectlvo sanction of tho ns
soclntlon slimild not bo alono thu com
bined military power of tho whole ued
such use of tho worldwide control of
advantageous for a state."
fir laH ?
0$' WL BEM
PATRICK A. NA8H,
Newly Elected Member of the Board of Review, Who Took Office This
THE COMMON COUNCIL
Full List of Aldermen Compet
ing the Governing Body of
the City of Chicago.
Following ar the name of the al
dermen composing the City Council:
1 John J. Coughlln Dom.
Michael Kenna Dom.
2 Robert R. Jackson Rop.
Louis B. Anderson Rep.
3 U. S. Schwartz Dom.
Gcorgo F. Illff Dem.
4 John A. Ricbert Dem.
David R. Hlckoy ....Dem,
C Robert J. Mulcahy Dem.
Joseph B. McDonough Dom.
6 Willis O. Nanco Rep.
A. A. McCormlck Rop.
7 Guy Guernsey Rop.
William R. Fotzor Rep.
8 Martin S. Furman Dom,
Rosa A. Woodhull Dom.
9 Sheldon W. Govlor Dom.
Charles V. Johnson Soc.
10 James McNIchoIs Dom.
Frank Klaus Dom.
11 Herman Krumdick Dem.
E. F. Cullerton Dom:
12 Joseph I. Novak Dem.
Otto Kernor Dem.
13 John G. Homo Dom,
Thomas J. Ahcrn Dom.
14 Josoph II. Smith Dem.
Georgo M.' Mnypolo Dom.
15 Oscar II. Olson Rop.
Edward J. Kalndl Dom.
1C John A. Plotrowskl Dom.
Stanley II. Kunz Dem.
17 S. S. Wnlkowlak Dom.
Stanley Adamklowlcz .....Dom.
18 M. F. KnvanaGh... Dem.
John J. Tuohy Dem.
10 James B. Bowler Dom.
John Powers Dem.
20 Matt Franz Dem.
Honry L. Flck Dem.
21 Earl J. Walker Rop.
Robert H. McCormlck Rop.
22 .John II. Bauler Dom.
William P. Ellison Dom.
23 Walter P. Steffon Rep.
Thomas O. Wallace Rep.
24 John Hadorleln Dem.
Frank F. Roeder Dom.
25 Frank J. Link Rep.
Henry D. Capltaln Rep.
2G Georgo Pretzel Rop.
William F. Lipps Rop.
27 Oliver L. Watson Rep.
John C. Kennedy Soc.
28 Max Adamowskl Dom.
Harry E. Littlor Rop.
29 Thomas F. Byrne Dom.
John Hruboo Rop.
30 William R. O'Toolo Dom.
Wm. J. Lynch Dom.
31 Torronco F. Moran Dem.
James A. Long Dora.
32 John II. Lylo Rop.
Albert J. Fisher Rop,
33 Albort O. Anderson Rep,
Irwin R. Hazon ,...Rop.
34 John Toman Dom,
Josoph O. Kostnor Dom.
35 'Thomas J. Lynch Dom.
John S. Clark Dom.
Tho host place lu Chicngo to buy
diamonds, as everybody knows, Is nt
T. N. Donnelly & Co.'ii., 24 N, Door
born street. For ovor forty years this
woll known nnd rollnblo houso has
boon nt tho head of tho diamond trndo
of Chicago, and tho prlcos aro al
ways reasonable for tho host goods
on tho markot. A full lino of flno Jaw-
Judgo Thomas F. Scully has made a
splendid record in tho County Court
The pooplo have confidence in him
and their confldonco has never been
misplaced, either "when the Judge was
on the Municipal benoa or In his pres
ent responsible position.
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DAR FOR 1919
Jan. 27, 1910. First day to fllo prl
Feb. 4 Registration for February
Fob. C, 1919 Last day for filing
Fob. f and 0 Canvass by dorks.
Fob 25 Primary for city offices.
March 1. 1919 Last day to fllo with
tho county clerk Independent peti
tions for Judgo of tho Superior court
of Cook county and commissioner ot
March 7, 1919 Last day to fllo with
tho city clerk independent potttiona
for mayor, city treasurer, city clerk,
Judgo ot municipal court (to fill va
cancy), nnd aldermen.
Mnrch 11 Registration for city
April 1 City election nnd the elec
tion ot ono Suporlor court Judgo In
A number ot Chicago banks havo
agreed to lend tho board of educa
tion $0,000,000 for running expenses
until next April, when tho tax monoy
will be coming In. Already ?GOO,000
has boon advanced, so tho teachers
can havo their pay boforo Christmas.
Tho details ot tho loan havo not boon
decided on, according to Georgo M.
Reynolds, representing the bankors.
The bonrd of education will Issuo tax
anticipation warrants as security.
FRO V LOT LINE
TO LOT LINE
As City Owns All of Street It
Should Clean Sidewalks
Tho city claims tho ownership ot
tho strcots from lot lino to lot lino
and nil obstructions on tho sidewalks
from nows stands to snow aro thero
with its permission. It rents space on
sldowalks at its own swoot will. It
should, thoreforo, keep tho sidewalks
as well as tho rest of tho streets clean.
But it doos not. Tho monoy that the
city should spend on tho clonnlng ot
dirty sldowalks is wasted on 12,000,000
worth of unnecessary Job holders.
Thomas J, Wobb Coffoo, sold In
cans at 39 cents por pound, Is tho
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lar with ovorybody who has ovor used
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