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ES'rn ISHED OCTOBER 5, 1839
vorporntetl UtJtr the Law of Illinois
bounded by HBNRY K. DONOVAN.
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or all claues of readera, It devoted
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8ATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1919.
ALL PRAI3E WACKER.
Citizens of every shade of political
party afllllatioD nro praising Charles
11. Wackcr tho energetic chairman of.
the Chicago I'lan Commission and tho
Chicago Plan Commission itself, for iU
groat work in tho beautifying of Chi
cago. Its successful light for tho
boulevard link, tho widening of
Twelfth street and now tho extension
of Ogden avenue aro to their credit.
First steps toward tho extension of
Ogden avenue from West Lake street
to tho Center streot entrance of Lin
coin park aro oxpected to bo takon by
tho board of local improvements fol
lowing a public hearing attended by
hundreds of property owners who will
bo utfectod by tho improvement.
It will tako a yoar to got through
with tho preliminary work and a voto
on issuing bonds will not bo asked un
til 1920. Tho estimated cost of tho ex
tension is $4,61)0,000 and itsIs tho ex
pectation that half of this amount will
bo raised by spoclal assessments.
Tho council chamber was crowded
when M. J, Fahorty, president of tho
board of local improvements, called
tho mooting to order. Fully a third
of thoso present wcro women.
At a provious hearing tho sentiment
appeared to bo strongly In favor of tho
Improvement, tho only question in dis
pute seeming to bo as to tho extent of
territory that should bo included in
estimating tho damages and benefits.
No serious opposition was expected to
day. Albert Schroodor of tho Yondorf
Clothing compnny was applauded
when ho went to tho map and pointed
out tho proposed crossing at West
North avenuo and Larrabco stfoot and
said that tho North Avenuo Business
Men's association wanted tho crossing
farthor east bocauso of tho substantial
buildings that would havo to bo torn
down if tho proposed routo was in
In Bpcaklng to tho Ogden avenuo
property owners, Mr. Fahorty said
that in his opinion property owners,
whoso land and buildings wore sta
tionary in value, mado a great mistako
in opposing such public improvements
ns tho Ogdon avenuo extension.
"I havo heard mon hero speak of
their property as being in bucIi a stag
nant condition that it will not stand
tho expense of tho improvement," ho
.said. "Why, if I was in tho place of
thoso gentlemen, I would do every
thing posslblo to bring tho improve
ment to my property, believing that
the valuations would increase through
tho Influx of business and it would be
u profitable investmont."
Other arguments advanced wore
that tho extension would give a
through street from tho north sldo to
tho southwost section of tho city, and
would divert much trafllc that now
passes through tho loop district. It
also was asserted that it would afford
better street car transportation for
workers In tho great industrial plants
of tbo west side. It was said that a
largo area of proporty now stngnnnt
would ho oponed up for industrial pur
poses. Tho Through Streets association at
a meeting adopted resolutions approv
ing the proposed extension of Ogdon
avenuo bb outlined by tho Chicago
plan commission. Charles H. Wnckor
chairman of tho commission, said his
body planned more improvements for
the west sido than any othor part of
Mr Kahorty, who attended tho meet
ing predicted that Western avenuo,
when Improved, would be ono of tho
roost Important thoroughfares In the
city, and in tlmo would be the center
LOWER TAX RATE.
Cook county taxpayers received a
New Year's surprise in tho announce
ment of County iCIerk Robert M.
Swcttznr of a suWuntial reduction in
tho tax rnto for 1918 It applies to nil
districts In tho city. Tho now tax
rate is the lowest since !&&, and does
not mean any reduction in roveniiR8,
as thoro is a largo increaso In juroporty
"It may ho a shock to some people
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to hear thf.t their taxes are to bo re
duced," said Mr. Swcltzor today. "Tho
figures speak for themselves, though.
A reduction in tho state tax helped
Following is tho 1918 tax ruto for
Chicago towns, compared with tho
West Chicago $6.21 $C.G8
South Chicago, Hydo Park
& Lako G.85 C.1G
Lako View and North Chi
cago C.21 0.50
Jefferson 5.42 5.74
In addition there is a small tax to
bo added to Jefferson becauso of tho
small park district taxes. It varies ac
cording to certain sections of tho dis
trict and averages less than halt a
Tho nbovo rato Is on each $100 of
assessed valuation, and tho assessed
valuation Is ono-thlrd of tho full cash
As usual West Chicago has tho high
est tax rato and tho south sldo tho
lowest with tho oxcoption of Jefferson.
TjAo difference in tho park tax Is re
twonslbla fojthls variation.
pTlto city corporato tax rato ennnajt
bo reduced below $1.10, and with tho
Increased valuations tho city's reve
nues Bhould bo substantially incroasod
over 1917. Tho not reduction for tho
city Is largely duo to a reduction of
$1,013,000 in tho levy for bonds and
Interest. Tho police ponslon fund is
increased $10,000, tho municipal em
ployes' pension fund increased $97,
COO, tho playgrounds lovy increased
$421,828, and judgments increased
Tho board of education by ordinanco
reduced its lovy for building purposes
$2,000,000, making u material reduc
tion In rates. This action was takon
by tho present and not tho Thompson
Tho sanltury district maintenance
lovy oxcoods last yoar by $343,877, but
tho not increnso In tho rato is only
Tho monoy needed for tho forest
preserve In $337,500.
Tho west park rato is roducod .02
cents tho south park rato incroasod
.02 cents and tho Lincoln park rato in
creased .03 cents.
Efficiency Bureau Opposes Pri
mary for Constitutional Con
vention. Tho following rosolutlon favoring
non-partisan election of delegates to
tho constitutional convention has been
adopted by the trustees of tho Chicago
Bureau of Public Efllcloncy:
"Whereas, It is of tho utmost Im
portnnco that tho delegatos elocted to
tho forthcoming constitutional con
vention of Illinois shall bo men of spo
clal fitness for their work, in ordor
that it may bo woll dono and may In
spire public confldonco; and
"Whorens, tho nomination of dele
gates at partisan primaries will tend
to result in tho selection of men who
nro not specially fitted for tho work
of the convention, which should not
bo pormitted to become partisan; and,
"Whereas, tho nomination of candi
dates by petition is likely to secure
tho election of men of groator ublllty
and fitness, and also will bo tho most
economical method; thoroforo bo It
"Resolved, That tho trustees of tho
Chicago Rureau of Public Klllcloncy
join with tho Citizens' Association and
othor civic organizations in urging
tho Illinois leglslaturo to provide for
tho election of dolegntes to tho consti
tutional convention upon n non-partisan
The dally papers aro again com
mencing to call on citizens to clean
the city's sidewalks for their news
stands. Tho city should clean the streets
from lot lino to lot lino. Tho only
streets tho city cloans are in tho tax
Court, Whom Many Republicans Talk
THE TRIBUNE IS WRONG
Chicago, January 7.
Editor Chicago Eaglo:
This morning's Chicago Tribune In
its full account of tho death of Colonol
Roosevelt published a portrait of him
"as chairman of tho Now York delega
tion to tho Republican National Con
vention of 1884." Was ho chairman
of tho New York delegation to that
C. H. DRADLEY.
Ho was not. The Tribune is wrong.
Georgo William Curtis was chairman
of tho Now York delegation to tho Re
publican National Convention of 1884.
Mr. Roosevelt was a dologato to that
convention nnd was ono of tho few
delegates from Now York, who did not
bolt tho nomination of Blaine. Georgo
William Curtis and a majority of tho
New York delegation In tho conven
tion which nominated Illalno In 1884,
supported Grovor Clovoland in tho on
FUSION ON ALDERMGNi
Tho fusion Idea is cropping out in
the nldcrmnnlc contests, In tho' 17th
wnrd reports aro that prominent re
publicans are booming John Kowalskl
for alderman, although ho is a demo
crat in national politics. Mr. Kowal
ski Is with tho Walton Express nnd
Coal company and Is considered well
qunlificd for aldormanlc duties. Ho
was actlvo at Washington in aiding in
working out tho fuol situation last
winter. Aid. Stunloy Adamklowlcz,
democrat, is tho outgoing councilman
in tho 17th ward and It is urged that
Kowalskl Is tho typo about whom
fusion could bo offectod.
G. W. Hales, tho senior mombor of
tho big elevator and grain firm of
Hnles & Edwards, is ono of tho most
popular members of tho noard of
Trndo. Respected by everybody be
causo of his ability and clean business
methods and a thoroughly progres
sive and public spirited citizen,
many peoplo think thnt ho would
mako an Ideal mayor of Chicago it
ho would consent to mako tho raco.
Hut Mr. Hales has no political aspira
Five bills for stato legislation to
bo asked by tho city woro proparcd
by tho law department. Tho ibllla
A city monagor.
Changes in tho method of select
ing city controller, city clerk and
Consolidation of tho duties and of
fices of city controller and city
Nonpartisan election of aldormon.
Consolidation of locnl governments.
A special commlttco on stato legis
lation will pass on tho bills boforo
tho council is asked to act on thorn,
John Ilarnott'H popular cafe at
Hroudway nnd Wnvoland avenuo Is tho
political center of tho Twenty-fifth
wnrd. Judges nnd Fodornl, Stato,
County nnd City officials and leadors
of nil partlos mnko It a meeting place.
Thomas J. Webb is coming to tho
front as n mayoralty dark horso on
tho Democratic sido.
One of tho very test Aldermen In
the City Council, is Edward F. Culler
ton. Ho has been longest In the publlo
service of any momber of the City
Council and his usefulness to tho peo
plo has been demonstrated over mnal
Clayton V, Smith is a Democrat
who grows in favor ovory day. Ho
would mako a good mayor of Chicago
for all tbo people.
Charles Molltor, a recognized leader
In the machinery trado, Is ono of Chi
cago's leading and most reliable bus!
nasi men. His name Is honored
wherever b Is known.
ourselves If It lmtl not been for the fortunnte chnnco that brought our parents,
or our grnildpnients, to this wonderful country, which has given the Jews the
greatest privileges they have ever enjoyed In the history of tho world. Isn't
that enough reason for us to try to show our gratitude?"
TO NORTH POLE
An expedition to be led by Cnpt.
Robert A. llartlett will bo sent to the
polar regions to survey the North polo
by airplane, according to announce
ment by tho Aero Club of America.
The plan was conceived by Rear Ad
miral Robert E. Peary, discoverer of
the pole. It Is planned to linvo the ex
pedition leuvo the United States next
June. The club will ralso $250,000 to
finance the trip.
"There nre six weeks of fair
weather In July nnd August," the an
nouncement rends. "Tho ship would
carry a largo seaplane or land nlrplano
for the final flight across tho top of
the earth and for exploration of the
unexplored polar regions, ns well as
smaller planes for the scouting flights.
"Immediately upon arrival ntEtah
a hut.o would be established, nnd whllo
waiting for tho Ice to breuk up farther
north to permit the ship to go as far
as Cape Columbia, tho small seaplnno
would fly to Cape Columbia nnd establish n base there for tho largo plane.
The routo will bo from Capo Columbia on tho American side, ovor tho pole,
to Capo Chalyuskln on the Slbcrlnn side. '
Captain Bartlett commanded the Roosevelt on tho Peary expeditions.
PUT DOUGHNUTS INTO DOUGHBOYS j
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touch or Home to tnu noys. so wo
made pies anil the boys went wild about tbemt"
The pies were good, thick, old-fashioned American pies, and every ono
had "Mother" stamped all over them. They went to grips with homesickness,
mill homesickness went down and out. Then the Salvation lassies set up
cook stoves In advance post shelters and began frying doughnuts.
"INTO THE MOUTH OF HELL"
When Chicago erects Its war me
morial, whatever It Ik to be, them
must be engraved upon It In glnut let
ters. "Chlpllly Ridge" and "Tho Ar
gon m." And right near must be the
names of tho men of the Ono Hundred
and Thirty-first and One Hundred and
Thirty-second Infantry regiments.
Not a transport comes Into New
York harbor but which bears new tes
timony of tho magnificent feat per
formed by the men from Chicago at
Chlpllly rldgo In that awful threo days'
struggle early In August, when thoy
went In to complete a Job which tho
British had been forced to abandon.
Hardly a soldier who wuh In tho
Arponnci but comes back with words
of praise for the two old Illinois Na
tional Guard regiments which went
through another fearful buttle, which
broko the backbone of German resist
ance. The men of the One Hundred
nnd Thirty-first and One Hundred and
Thirty-second do not have to sing their own prnlses. Men of other regiments
who were located near them when they went In tell tho story.
Col, J, II. Sanborn, iniiimiiuder of tho Ono Hundred and Thirty-first
infantry, formerly the KlrNt regiment, I. N. G has been decorated.
HUN PROPAGANDIST ACTIVITIES j
n i- - ill r iiimr in t r n i - n m mi --J
league, uM'i-rot amateur
this Gi-nuuii piopdgnudn
Acting under tho leadership of
Julius Itoscnwnld nnd Jacob If. Schlft,
Jews of Chicago nro making plans to
send monoy to more thnn 8,000,000
starving men, women nnd children of
the Jewish race who nre innklng an
unequal struggle ngaliist conditions In
Iho war zone.
Chicago's quota Is to ho $1,000,000,
which will go to Jews In Poland, Rus
sia, Turkey, Palestine, Cnllcln, Ron
mania nnd other countries, where
mobs and soldiers nre reported to be
pillaging homes of Jews and murder
ing thounnds. It Is planned to ralso
it total of $15,000,000.
"The surtorlng In tho war-spent
districts, especially ninong thoso of
our own race, is fcoinothlng of which
none of us here can have any proper
conception," says Mr. Itoscnwnld,
"And It Is well for us to remember
thnt wo might just ns well have been
In' the tilncos of thee suffcrlnc neonlo
Hero Is tho man who put "pics
like mother used to mnko" and dough-
'nuts In tho front lino trenches In
France. Ho Is Col. William Barker of
tho Salvation Army. Ho Is bnck In
this country nfter service In Franco
during tho Inst great nffcnslvo of the
allies nnd United .States. Ho Is con
nected wjth the main hendquartcrs of
tho Salvation Army In New York.
Colonel llarkor left for Franco
July 1, 1017. When he reached there
many American units were cold, home
sick nnd without proper communica
tion facilities with home. General
PcrMiIng sent for lilm nnd asked him
to visit the camps and see what could
"After I dined with ono of our
generals and tasted tho mixture his
chef colled pie," hiiIiI Colonel Barker,
"the Idea enme to mo that tho old
fashioned apple pie would bring n
A. Bruce Blelnskl, chief of tho di
vision of Investigation of the depart
ment of justice, bns mado revelations
boforo tho United States senate Judi
ciary subcommittee thnt have aston
ished tho country. It was known, of
course, that Germnn propagandist ac
tivities In tho United States during tho
last four years wcro widespread, but
now for tho first tlmo tho peoplo huve
a chnnco to get some of the actual
There was unlimited money pro
vided by tho German government.
Anything that they thought money
could buy the German agents tried to
buy. If there wob a price not In
money, they paid that price. These
German agents pried Into every place
where entrance wus possible. Nothing
was micred to them, No ties of hos
pitality or friendship bound them.
Tho department of Justice has
l,mm nhlv Kfpnnilifl liv thn Aiiw,rliu
organization which cumo Into existence
and succeeded murvelously.
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THE COMMON COUNCIL
Full List of Aldermen Compos
ing the Governing Body of
the City of Chicago.
Following ar the names of the al
dermen composing the City Council:
1 John J. Coughlln Dem.
Michael Kcnna Dem.
2 Robert R. Jackson Rep.
Louis B. Anderson Rep.
3 U. S. Schwartz Dem.
Georgo F. lllff Dem,
4 John A. Rlchcrt Dem.
David R. Hlckey Dem.
5 Robert J. Mulcahy Dem.
Joseph B. McDonough Dem.
0 Willis O. Nance Rep.
A. A. McCorralck Rep.
7 Guy Guernsey Rep.
William R. Fetxer Rep.
8 Martin S. Furman Dem.
Ross A. Woodhull Dem.
9 Sheldon W. Govler Dem.
CharloB V. Johnson Soc.
10 James McNIchols Dem.
Frank Klaus ...Dem.
11 Herman Krumdlck Dem.
E. F. Cullorton Dem.
12 Joseph I. Novak Dem.
Otto Kornor Dem.
13 John Q. Homo Dem.
Thomas J. Ahern....;....Dem.
14 Joseph H. Smith Dem.
Georgo M. Mnypolo Dem.
ltr Oscar H. Olson Rop.
Edward J. Kalndl Dem,
1G John A. Plotrowskt Dem.
Stanley H. Kunz Dem.
17 S. S. Walkowlak Dem.
Stanley Adamklowlcz Dem.
18 M. F. Kavanagh Dem.
John J. Tuohy .....Dem.
19 James B. Bowler Dom.
John Powers Dom.
20 Matt Franz Dem.
Henry L. Flck Dom.
21 Earl J. Walker Rep.
Robert II. McCormlck Rep.
22 John H. Bauler Dom.
William P. Ellison Dom.
23 Walter P. Steffen Rep.
Thomas O. Wallace Rop.
24 John Haderleln Dem.
Frank F. Boeder Dem.
25 Frank J. Link Rep.
Honry D. Capltaln Rep.
26 George Pretzel Rep.
William F. Llpps Rop.
27 Oliver L. Watson...., Rep.
John C. Kennedy Soc.
28 Max Adamowskl Dem.
Harry E. Littler Rep.
29 Thomas F. Byrne Dem.
John Hruhec Rep.
30 William R. O'Toole Dem.
Wm. J. Lynch Dem.
31 Terrenco F. Moran Dem.
James A. Long Dem.
32 John II. Lylo Rep.
Albort J. Fisher Rop.
33 Albert O. Anderson ...Rep.
Irwin R. Hazen. Rep.
34 John Toman Dem.
Joseph O. Kostnor Dem,
35 'Thomas J. Lynch Dem.
John S. Clark Dem.
The host placo in Chicago to buy
diamonds, as everybody knows, is at
T. N. Donnelly & Co.'s., 24 N. Doar
born street. For ovor forty years this
well known nnd rollablo houso has
boon nt the head of tho diamond trado
of Chicago, and tho prices aro al
ways reasonable far tho host goods
on tho market.
Judgo Thomas T. Scully has made a
splondld record in the County Court
The people havo confidence In him
and their confldonco has never been
misplaced, either when the Judge was
on tho Municipal bonch or In his pres
ent responsible position.
Tho Oliver typewriter Is praised by
all who have used It.
William H. Lyman, the popular for
mer stutor audi aldermaa, Is at the
kea4 of Ue big Bnbllo contracting
im of W. H, Lymaa A Ce.
DAR FOR 1919
Jan. 27, 1019. First day to fllo pri
Feb. 4 Registration for Fobruary
Feb. G, 1919 Last day for filing
Feb. G and 6 Canvass by ciorkB.
Fob 25 Primary for city ofucos.
March 1, 1919 Last day to flto with
tho county ctork independent peti
tions for Judgo of tho Suporlor court
of Cook county nnd commissioner of
March 7, 1919 Last day to fllo with
tho city clerk Independent potltions
for mayor, city treasurer, city clerk,
Judgo of municipal court (to fill va
cancy), and aldormon.
March 11 Registration for city
April 1 City election and tho elec
tion of ono Suporlor court judgo In
A numbor of Chicago banks have
agreed to lend tho board of educa
tion $6,000,000 for running oxponsos
until noxt April, when tho tax money
will bo coming in. Already 600,000
has boon advanced, so tho teachers v
can havo tholr pay boforo Christmas"
Tho details of tho loan havo not boon
decided on, according to Goorgo M.
Roynolds, representing tho bankers.
The board of education will lssuo tax
anticipation warrants as security.
FROM LOT LINE
As City Owns All of Street It
Should Clean Sidewalks
Tho city claims .tho ownership of
tho streets from lot lino to lot lino
and nil obstructions on tho sidowalks
from news stands to snow are there
with Its permission. It routs space on
sidowalks at Its own sweet will. It
should, thoroforo, keop tho sidewalks
as well as the rest of tho streets clean.
But It does not. Tho monoy that the
city should spend on the cleaning of
dirty sidewalks Is wasted on $2,000,000
worth of unnecessary Job holders.
Thomas J. Webb Coffeo, sold In
cans at 39 cents per pound, is tbo
housewife's standard for excellent
quality. It is the coffeo that is popu
lar with overybody who has evor used
Frank Woeger, the well known
bre,wer and business man, Is talked etf
for State Auditor and State Treasurer,
He would All either position well
that the Oliver Nine
Typewriters, now sell
ing for $49, are brand
new, latest models, the
identical machines in
every way, that sold for
$100 before the Oliver
inaugurated its present
and selling plans.
Telephone today, Randolph 500.
A representative will show you
an Oliver Nine and give full de
tails with no obligations to you.
The Oliver Typewriter Company
B-it Oliver Typewriter Did., Cblcaco