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Cntortd at Qecand CUti Matter Oetober 11, 1889, at the Poet
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 117.
Office of Publication,
179 W. Washington St., Chicago, III.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Entered as Seeend Class Matter October 11, 1889, at Uw Peat
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March S, 17.
THIRTIETH YJCAR, NO. 10.
12 Per Year In Advance.
CHICAGO SATURDAY, .rANUAHY 11, 1911).
Vi-NcnNTs WIIOI.ISNraillJIJU 1.VJB
MUM X.WTi Ji'W -
Anti - Organization Democrats Suggest
Men to Sullivan Regulars Whom They
Will Gladly Support Election Day
Among the Names Submitted Are Those of Con
gressman McAndrews, Henry Stuckart
and Clayton P. Smith
CongrcsHinnn Snbath. Alderman
Kctstnor, Prank I'ubcIicii nntl otlior
Domocrntlc lenders who nro known
to tho public ntt opponents of the
Regular Democratic Organization, led
by Hogcr C. Sullivan, nro Bald to liuvu
Indicated a dealra to tinlto with tlio
organization upon Homo ono candldato
upon whom thoy can nil ngroo, and
thus glvo tho party unity nnd victory.
Soverul names have boon suggested
by them, any ono of whom thoy hnvo
Indicated their willingness to sup
port. Among them aro those of Con
grossman James McAudrows, Henry
Stuckart uml Clayton P. Smith.
Tho rmmo of Congressman McAn
drows finds especial favor among tho
nntl-organlzatlon men, as his gonial
naturo and magnetic personality has
mud? him many wan-i frlondtt nmiyif
Tho Sullivan pcoplo hnvo given no
sign up to tho present as to what
action thoy aro going to tako in the
Tho antl-organlzatlon men sny that
if tho Sullivan organization would
pick McAndrews, for instance, It
would unlto tho party and blazo tho
way to certain victory.
Tho regular organization is going
about tho mayoralty with u determina
tion to win back tho City Hall for tho
As to whether it will heed tho re
quest of tho antls to unlto upon Mc
Andrews, Stuckart, or any of tho otlior
men thoy proposo, is a problom full
of slgnlllcanco to tho futuro welfare
of tho party in Chicago.
IERRIAM CLUB IN 7TH
More than 500 Enrolled nt Organiza
tion to Boost Candidacy.
A 7th Ward Morrlam for Mayor club
was organized ut a mooting nt tho
Hayes hotel, East G-ith strcot and Uni
versity avonuo. Moro than GOO mom
bors have been enrolled. Pormor Aid.
John N. Kimball presided and was
elected chairman of tho campaign com
mittee Tho Morrlam pooplo aro working In
harmony with tho rogular republican
organization of tho ward. An organi
zation committco headed by John
Hayes, and including J. E. Hangs, It.
M. Ashcraft, Mrs. H. W. Cheney,
Harry C. Pattorson, Mrs. A. II.
Schweitzer, David Jamison, Mrs.
Qeorgo Payson, Vornon C. Doobo,
Grant Portor, W. J. Hubrlch, H. II.
Harrows, E. J. Forhory, Mrs. Howard
L. Ray, Mrs. Julius Schniedor, Cocll
C. Erlckson, Eugeno Horr, Honry B.
Colby, Goorgo E. Graves, W. J. Monl-
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Work of Illinois
David Shanahan of Chicago was
oloctod spoakor of tho Houso of Repre
sentatives when tho General Assembly
mot on Wednesday.
Tho senato ratified tho National Pro
Tho votes cast for stuto ofilcors at
tho Novombor election wero canvassod
in Joint session. Omar H. Wright, di
rector ot tho department of finance,
says that appropriations of tho Fifty
first general assombly will not oxeced
tho $50,000,000 appropriated by tho
preceding legislature by moro than 15
WmI GbtitoMi JUaotf 1
luw, Guy Van Schalck, Wcldon Web
ster, Guy 10. Summors, Charles M.
White, llcorgo Plomlng and Mrs.
Charles Wakoly, wub named.
Resolutions Indorsing Cupt. Mcr
Ham's candidacy wore adopted and a
committco was appointed to consider
tho "tli ward aldormanlc situation.
MANY BOOST WEBB
Thomas J. Webb, formor member of
tho board of review, is growing as n
possibility, say his friends among tho
organized democrats. In tho old days
ho was actlvo In tho Interest of tho
Harrison cause and his frlonds also
urge that much of tho ground .yWould
bu aU,n from under the;HnrrlJionltcj'
In u Webb candidacy. Harry R. Gib
bons, tho now county treasurer who
had Mr. Wobb for u campaign man
ager and whoso neighbor ho Is In tho
25th ward, contends that Webb fills
tho bill as a practical politician and n
a thorough going business man.
Tho Smith candidacy has bcon
urged by business in on and others,
nnd it was voiced In resolutions at a
meeting roccntly In Wicker Pnrk hall.
Tho committco that drafted tho reso
lutions was composed of the follow
ing: Michael Karpon of tho Karpon Fur
Alfred Prork, president of Henry
Mrs. J. S. Lowonthnl, clubwoman.
John M. Nowlckl, businoss man.
LcRoy Washburn, roal ostato man.
Honry G. Zander of tho tlrm of
Kocstor & Zander.
Miss Florence King, attorney and
president of tho Woman's Chamber of
Commorco of tho United States.
Samuel Roblstchok, businoss man.
John R. O'Rollly of Scars, Roebuck
Harry Woldoring, northwest sldo
POLICE PLAY FAVORITES
Mrs. Leonora Medor, an attornoy,
caused n sensation in tho Spcodors'
court when she assorted that Police
man II. J. Bronneckl had a list of sov-outly-uvo
automobile liconso numbors
In his possession with instructions not
per cent If budget recommendations
are adhorcd to.
Tho last gonoral assombly author
ized tho oxpendlturo of $51,015,725,38,
but Gov. Lowdon votocd Items amount
ing to $1,007, 281.18, leaving tho not
appropriations for tho session nt $50,
558,141,20. If tho 15 per cont incroaso is not
exceeded tho monoys nuthorizod by
tho Plfty-flrst gonoral assembly should
not bo moro than $58,000,000,
Tho budget covering expenditures
proposed by tho nlno departments un
dor tho administration codo and by
othor commissions nnd ngoncies, tho
first of Its kind In Illinois, is in tho
hnncls of tho govornor.
Tho now budgot provides for an ox
pendlturo of $3,000,000 In tho noxt two
years for buildings. Of this amount
$750,000 is for tho centennial moraorial
to arrest tho owners of thoso cars if
they violated tho parking laws.
Judgo Stclk asked tho pollcomau
where ho got such a list and llron
neckl replied It was rcntl off nt roll
call. Ho told tho Judgo ho could ob
tain additional information by asking
Llout. Gcorgo Wcldcllng of tho traf-
Popular, Patriotic and Progressive
tic division. Mrs. Meder assorted thnt
othor policemen hnd similar lists.
"Hundreds ot persons cun do us
thoy plcnso with their cars in tho
loop," she said, "and thoy aro lm
muno from pollco Intoroforonco."
Judgo Stolk stated ho would begin a
rigid investigation, and if ho found
tho facts to bo as stated tho practlco
would bo discontinued, or ho would
dlschargo ovory person brought bo
foro him charged with violating tho
Tuesday's dally papors published a
list of 71 persons who aro allowod to
violate tho ordinance at will.
Tho Urundago conforoos aro talking
William Wrlgloy, Jr., and say thoy do
not know whethor Mr. Wrlgloy would
consider a candidacy. Thoro contin
ues to bo mention of Roy O. West as
tho man to harmonlzo upon, and ho
still says ho doos not feol ho Is nvallnblo.
Merchants' Loan & Trust Makes
SO per Cent on Capital Stock.
Tho Merchants Loan & Trust Com
pany earned $1,600,000 net In 1018,
which Is equal to GO "per cent on Its
$3,000,000 capital stock after charging
off $1,200,000 for federal taxes.
This compares with net profits of
$1,230,000, oquul to 41.21 per cent on
tho stock In 1017, and Is tho best
showing In tho bank's history.
After dividend payments in 1018
tho balanco was approximately $000,
000. Directors during the year trans
ferred $1,000,000 from undivided prof
Its to tho surplus account, Increasing
the latter to $9,000,000. At tho year
cud $875,000 romnlned In tho undi
vided profits account.
MAKES BIG SHOWING
Tho Port Dearborn National Dank
reports net earnings of $582,G49 for
1018, after reserving $150,000 for fed
eral tuxes. This is oqual to 10.-11 per
cont on tho $3,000,000 -capital stock.
Tho Illinois Trust&'Savings Bank's
stntoniont of condition on Decomber
31, 1918, shown total resources of
$130,725,005. Deposits total $99,301,
955. Tho surplus Is $11,000,000 nnd
undivided' profits $533,290. 'r
FRANK O. LOWDEN,
Governor of Illinois, Who May Be
DEMOCRATS LAY LOW
Domocratlo party chiefs aniiounco
thnt thoy will continue to mark tlmo,
ponding deliberations In tho republi
can camp and tho outcomo ot tho ef
forts to get fusion or nonpartisan
legislation nt Sprlngflold. Tho demo
crats still have In mind County Clork
Sweltzor, Henry Stucknrt, Thomas J.
Wobb, Clayton F, Smith and Congress
man James McAudrows.
LEWIS OUT OF IT
It is generally conceded that Lowls
is out of tho Mayoralty fight. Tho
majority of tho support ho expected Is
divided botwoon McAndrows, Smith,
Stuckurt and Harrison and tho Or-
I ganizatlon Is saying nothing,
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Nomination of Senator by Democrats
Hit Hard by the Opposition Of
the Harrison Following
Former Mayor Is in the Field to Stay and His
Lieutenants Itesent Suggestion of
Giving Way for Lewis
Tho lieutenants of formor Mayor
Cnrtor II. Harrison have been busy
during tho week denying reports thnt
their chlot Intended withdrawing from
tho Held In favor of Senator Lowls.
Somo of them wore very Indignant
over tho suggestion.
Ono of them said: "So far as
Nominated for President In 1920.
local strength is concerned, Harrison
has It on Lowls at ovory angle. Har
rison Is a typical Chlcagoan. Lowls
is not. Harrison has a municipal rec
ord behind him for successful achieve
ments. Lowls is an unknown quan
tity. Harrison has always shown nn
Interest In Chicago elections. Lowls
has somotlmos failed to voto, or ovon
to register. Harrison's candidacy rop
rosents a real following, Lowls but
why go on? Tho vory suggestion that
Harrison withdraw In favor of Lowls
Is ridiculous. Harrison is In tho flold
to stay, whether Lowis is in tho Hold
er thinks ho Is."
Street cloanlng, streot lighting and
frequent romoval of garbago nro threo
olemontary duties of a city govern-
mont, In the Judgment of ('apt. Charles
K. Merrlnm, republican candidate for
tho mayoralty nomination. Cupt. Mor
rlam Bpecllled these duties as mutters
to which ho would glvo particular at
tention in the event that ho heads the
next Chicago administration.
"Chicago ought to bo tho host
lighted city In tho world," ho said. "It
is an old saying nnd a good one thut
every street light Is as good as a po
liceman. It Is utterly absurd that
Bomo sections of tho city should bo
lighted llko a country village.
"All our streets should bekept scrupu
lously clean, not merely for looks, but
as an elementary precaution against
the spread of dirt and germs of dis
ease. Tho removal of garbago should
systematic and regular. 7iiso serr-
t'Btomatlo and regular. 7riiso ser- U
nro, of ron yiniir.rv. Lmpf fjk:
Juopte, and lhe sboulofWhe iTT I
inlitod to fall in, to neglect becauno op
liicuiuiiuiciico or uecauso oi pontics in
tho public works or other departments.
Tho mayor should glvo thoso services
his personal attention nnd care "
WEST SAYS HE IS
Tho Ilruudngo men already hnvo de
clared they would bo willing to back
Roy O. West as a mayoral entry If
Mr. West, who is a former member of
tho board of roviow, would consider u
cnndldocy. Ho Is tho confidante and
closo personal and political friend of
Charles S. Deneen. Mr. West has told
his friends that he does not fool ho Is
nvallnblo slnco ho comes from tho
sumo territory ns Clinrlcs n. Morrlam,
who is milking a freo lance contest in
tho republican primary.
Tho city's financial needs this yeur
aro practically $3(1,000,000, an Inerenso
of about $8,000,000 over tho 191S ap
propriations. Thoso figures hnvo been
IN THE CITY COUNCIL
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
Tho City Council adjourned Monday
out of respect for tho memory of Col
onol Hoosovolt. When it re-nssomblod
on Wednesday resolutions of respect
for tho dead ox-prosldent wero unani
Refusal of tho City Council a few
weoks ago to pass two ordinances
aimed at vlco and tho liquor trafllo
brought a letter ot protest from Sec
rotary of War llukor.
Tho communication was nddressed
to Mayor Thompson, who submitted
It to tho Council It was referred to
tho liconso committee. It read ns fol
lows: "In tho interests of tho men In
tho sorvlco who nro to bo stutlonod
In or near Chicago during tho po
rlod of demobilization or who may
bo visiting tho city on leavo I am
vonturlng to onllst your support and
inni oi mo uity council In a meas
ure specifically prepared for their pro
tection. "You will recall that early in Oc
tobor, ns a result of a sorlos of con
feroncos called by Cupt. O. J. Ander
son of tho law enforcement division of
tho commission on training camp ac
tivities, an ordlnonca was drawn de
signed to limit tho activities of thoso
engaged in tho Illegal salo of liquor
to men In tho service.
"Tho moasuro had tho approval of
all of tho patriotic citizens and also
tho Jndorsomont of nil tho organized
propured by tho etllclency stuff or tho
llnnnco commltleo of tho city council
nnd will bo offered to tho leglshituro
as evidence of tho city's fliiunclal
plight. Of the umount mentioned $3,
OOit.OOO Is for salary Increases. Tho
flnitnco committee voted to abolish
practically all appropriations for tho
department of public welfare presided
by .Mrs. I.oulso Osborno Rnwo, who se
cures her pay by getting Judgments
against the city. All that tho commit
tee appropriated for aro a superin
tendent of the employment bureau ut
$3,000 a year, an assistant at $1,020
and a stenographer at $900. Tho
municipal lodging houso and the wood
yard huo not bcon In operation for a
Within the noxt few days tho can
didate that Is to be pitted against tho
mayor will bo determined, It Is suld.
It Is as open as It was u month ago.
Among tho names most mentioned
nro: State Senator Morton I). Hull,
Charles A. McCulloch, Col. Abel Davis,
William Wrlgley, Jr., Edward R. Ut
singer and Joseph P. Hitas.
.Mr. McCulloch Is said to be moro
optimistic of the prospects of defeat
ing the city hall, believing that Mayor
Thompson Is losing ground despite tho
efforts of the city hall machlno forces,
Mr. Wrlgley has admirers who, while
thoy fear ho would not consider n can
didacy, regard him as a typo ot bus!
ncHH man with sufliclent oxporluuca In
tho political gamo to make a success
of the mayor's ofllco.
The big loop plmporlos woro oil
open Now Year's evo and wild orgies
wore kept up until 3 o'clock, tho fol
lowing morning. All outsldo saloons
and hotels woro shut up at legal tlmo.
l'ollco son Ico goes by favor. What is
vice outsldo Is stylo in tho loop.
liquor trade organizations In Chicago
"It Is not clear who could properly
object to the proWMonH ot tin- or
"I nm Informed howover, l Capt
U. It, Ileckwlth, who represents the
luw enforcement division In I'lilrago,
thnt, although thoso oidlnamos woro
reported fnvorablv to tho Citj Coun
cil by Its citizens' (liconso) comiiiiiuo
Nov. 29. and although tho Coinnll has
slnco had at least two regular inert
lugs, It has so far fulled to onact those
measures Into l:w.
"1 trust this oinmlsslou mav bo
Tho nrdlnncos would prohibit the
sale of bottled liquors after ti p. m
and would require dealers to person
ally know purchasers beforo any goods
nro hold to be taken out In their orig
Tho council, In refusing to enact tho
measures, explained It belloved thoro
was no need for restrictions Flnce tho
war Is over
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