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Offle at Chicago, Illinois, under Act
THIRTIETH YEAH, NO.
Democratic Organization Men Name
Robert M.'Sweitzer as Their Candi
date for. Primary Nomination
Harrison Will Run Independent, So Will Hoyne;
Thompson and Olson Will Fight
Merriam at Primaries
Robert M. Swcltzor was named by
the Democratic Managing Commlttca
as Its candidate (or mayor.
The democrats In tho Hotel Sher
man conforenco put on tho slato with
the county clork tho following for
the othor ofllco to bo filled at tho
April 1 election:
City treasurer Henry Stucknrt.
City clork James T. Igoo.
Judge of tho Municipal court
Judgo of tho Superior court John
Roger C. Sullivan, who plans to go
to Florida February 7, with his fam
ily, when soon at his ofllco declared
ho was holplcBS against tho Sweitzor
demand among tho committeemen.
"Thpy Just refused to listen to what
Brennan and mysolt had to say, and
wo wore talking to the walls," said
Mr. Sullivan. "Sweitzor was as much
surprised as any one. It was n caso
of tho committeemen Joining togothor,
and thoy took tho rolns and juKt'tlrovo
away with tho wagon louded with tho
men thoy havo wanted to put in it.
Maybo tholr judgment was better than
ours. Ono of them cama to mo after
tho decision, and said: "Now, for six
weeks you and Brennon havo been
lighting this thing and you woro not
ublo to chango any of us, and wo
know wo did tho right thing. Wo
nominated tho (strongest man In tho
Tho harmony program had pro
gressed sufficiently far for the con
ferees to adopt a platform for tho can
didate, wrltton by Edward F. Dunno,
formor governor, which doclares for
homo rulo in tho management of pub
lic utilltlos and tho fixing of gas rates
based on actual investment, assorted
to bo $30,000,000 Ichb than claimed
by tho company. A referendum on
nil traction ordinances also Is do
clarod for, as is a provision in tho
new stuto constitution whoroby bonds
may bo issued for tho acquisition of
IN GREAT LAKES
Harry Wild, treasurer of tho Croat
Lakes Drodgo and Dock company,
made reply to Mr. Hoyno's statement
connecting Mr. Sullivan with tho busi
ness conduct ot tho company. Mr.
Wild Is n brother-in-law ot tho Iato
William J. I,ydon, who was prcsldont
of tho company,
"Mr. Sullivan nominally is acting as
president, but has nothing to do with
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Work of Illinois
Tho Illinois direct primary law faces
somo radical changes. Tho legisla
ture is about to hood a rapidly increas
ing domand from all parts ot tho stato
that tho dlroct primary system bo
abandoned In its entirety.
The changos will restrict tho state
wldo primary to United States sonntor
and governor, it is believed, leaving
tho nomination of other state offlcors
to state conventions.
A point that wjll bo seriously In
dlsputo will be whothor congressmen
I argert Wwifcly Orcubtim bamg
PeefU f hftiiim ami
11, 1889, at the Pott Office of Publication,
of March 3, 187. 179 W. Washington St., Chicago, III.
$2 Per Year In Advance.
the conduct of tho business," said Mr.
Wild. "Tho John P. Hopkins family
and tho Lydon family hold tho big in
terest in tho company and thoro was
a disagreement over tho election ot
n prcsldont to fill tho placo vacated by
tho death ot Mr. Lydon. Mr. Sullivan
was agrood upon by all interests to
act nominally as president, until an
agrcemont was worked out. Ho, is
sorvlng without salary, although it
paid $15,000 a yoar. The contract
that Mr. Hoyno refers to was given to
this company because it was tho
only ono equipped to do tho work
properly. Mr. Sullivan novor goes
to tho offices of tho company nnd has
nothing to do with its management."
4 ,. ,y.
Philip J, McKonna, 'who claims to
speak for Cartor Harrison, when in
formed of tho action ot tho Demo
cratic organization commltteo, In
agreeing on County Clerk Swoltzor
for mayor, said:
"This means that Mr. Harrison will
be an Independent candldatp for
mayor, and nothing but doath can
Btop him. Ho will loavo Franco about
tho first of February and will arrivo
In Chicago about February 20. No ono
nt the conference had any nuthorlty
to speak for Mr. Hnrrlson. If any ono
did assumo such authority lit was an
Mayor Thompson Issued this state
ment: "To tho. Pooplo of Chicago: I bo
camo n caudldato for mayor at tho
written request of over 200,000 of my
follow citizens. Ex-Alderman CharloB
E. Merrlum has becomo a caudldato
for mayor to satisfy his egotism and
his deslro for high offico.
"Judgo Olson, at tho command ot
certain commercialized nowspapers,
is about to drag his judicial crinlno
into tho political ring, In violation ot
tho rules ot his court, which prohibit
n judgo, whllo n momber ot tho bench,
from participation in politics, and in
violation ot nil the ethics ot his pro
fession, ns repoatodly declared by all
tho bar associations ot this country.
"Ex-Aldorman Morriam is no less
a pliant tool ot thoso commercialized
nowspapers ot this city than is Judgo
and mombors ot tho legislature aro to
stay in tho direct primary control or
bo nominated by district conventions,
Tho roports ot tho special commltteo
on elections namod by Gov. Lowden,
ot which Sonator Clarence F, Buck is
tho chairman, is to bo made public
shortly aftor tho roturn of tho legis
lators to Springfield, Jan. 28.
Senator Duck said that all that
could now bo forecast of the report Is
that it will provldo for fowor nomina
tions and fowor primaries and elec
tions. Tho now bill, it passed, will be ef
fective in time to govorn tho senatorial
and stato campaign that is scheduled
for Illinois in 1920.
Tho politicians aro interested also
In tho strong probability that thero
will bo a congressional apportionment
1 by the present general assembly.
OlBon. As Judgo Olson stands ready
to jump into tho political ring when
thoso nowspapers crack tholr whip, I
now tell you cx-Aldorman Morriam
stands ready to jump out of tho ring
at tho sound of tho samo whip. This
fight is essentially a light botwocn
tho pooplo, on tho ono sldo, and tho
Illinois Favorite Son
corporato Interests ot this city, as
reprosontod by these commercialized
nowspapors on tho othor.
"Pcoplo who bollovo that ox-Alder-roan
Morriam will glvo them an op
portunity to follow tho banner ot a
man whoso only Intorost Is to servo
tho pcoplo aro being sadly doludod by
tho ox-alderman. When thoso com
mercialized newspapers succeed In
getting Judgo Olson to forgot tho
ethics ot his profession nnd tho rules
of his court by forcing him to becomo
a enndidato these samo newspapers
will make ox-Alderman Merriam obey
their command and retirl from tho
raco for mayor.
"William Halo Thompson,
John W. Eckhart tho well known
flour merchant, is a progressive cltl
zon and ft popular Democrat. Ho
would mako a great Governor of Illinois,
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL
NOT ENOUGH TAG DAYS
People Are Crying for More of
Them. Should Be "One Every
The Tag Day Promoters should
wake up. ,.'
Instead of two tag' days a wook
thero should bo sovoiL
People cry for thorn;.,
Tho last tag day wasto "Wolcomo
homo our boys." ,v
Tho noxt ono shouldoo named to
raiso funds to cheer ,tho girls who
wclcomo homo our boys.
Then thero should b"a not day for
Armenia. 4-. ,
Another for tho Jugc-Slavn.
Another for tho Scrbo-Jags.
Another ono for Ttho Chinese
Tho Chicago poor "do not need
over ono day a year.
One day in tho Fftll ,wlll do for tho
poor crippled chlldronln Chicago.
At least thero is only ono day in
tho year set nsldo for' thorn now.
IF LEWIS IS IN TOWN
He Will Support fiweltzer.
It is roDorted fronu. Washington
that if Senator J. IlaraLowia is in
Chicago during tho campaign ho will
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GOVERNOR FRANK O. LOWDEN,
nnd Choice for the Republican Presidential Nomlnatl on In 1920.
Brundage and Deneen Factions)
Unite Upon Popular West
Park Commissioner for the
The Drundage-Deneon factions of
tho Republican party havo united up
on William Qanschow, tho popular
West Park Commissioner and mem
ber ot tho West Park Board for tho
Republican nomination for City
City Clork Igoo has announced that
potltlons for city ofllcoa rocolved In
tho regular mails will havo procodonco
In filing, in accordance with tho cus
tom that has becomo established .in
city and county.
L0WDEN IN 1920
President Edmund D. Hulbert of the
Commercial Club Starts Boom in
an Introductory Speech
Clmirniiin Insull of the State Council of Defense
Tells of Illinois' Great Record
in tho War
Govornor Frank O. Lowdon waB
banquottcd by tho Commercial Club nt
the Congress Hotel.
Kdmund D. Hulbert, prcsldont of
tho club, caused a great outburst ot
enthusiasm when, In introducing tho
governor, ho said:
"Tho man who consolidated 125
departments Into nlno at Springllold
ought to bo mado to undortako tho
job on n bigger scnlo,"
Tho diners caught tho implication.
At onco thoy woro on tholr feet choor
ing and waving their napkins, while
tho govornor sat, an ombarrassed
smllo on his faco.
Tho unlooked-for episode was tho
tcaturo of a dlnnor which was In
tended to do honor to tho govornor
nnd Chairman Samuol Insull ot tho
Stato Council of Defense. Gov. Low
don in his nddross paid high tributo
to tho stato council.
"When tho war began," tho govor
nor said, "I had to constitute tho statu
council of defense I know, or thought
I know, tho war could not bo won
by capital alono, or by labor alono,
but would roqulro tho united efforts of
ull clasBos of society, Tonight I am
sure you will agroo that my action in
tliUB constituting tho state council
has been Justified.
"Whorover you went in Illinois you
Entered as Secend Class Matter October 11, 1IM, at tKe
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March , Itre.
found efficiency, and that was tho
work of the State Council of Dcfcnso
Wo woro tho first state in tho union
to havo our forces ready for emer
gency nftcr war was declared.
"Repcscntntives of capital and
labor woro brought together by mo for
tho first time in my offico at Spring
field. Thoy did not know thoy would
got on, nnd yet I urn told that in all
the succeeding months thoro was not
a slnglo divided voto in tho Statu
Council of Defense
"At n recent meeting nt Springfield
three gentlemen expressed views that
Interested mo greatly. They woro in
timately connected with tho stnto
council. Ono found that tho coal min
ers woro pretty much llko othor poo
plo during tho war, much to his ex
pressed surprlso; another found that
tho pcoplo ot tho city ot Springfield
nnd tlio country folk of Sangamon
county woro protty much tho samo;
(Continued on pago 4.)
CAREY IN RACE
Meanwhile Thomas Carey gnvo his
opinion ot tho committee action when
ho opened his pponklng campaign In
the Twenty-ninth wnrd, whoro ho wns
an nldcrmnn for many years.
"Whllo tho bosses nro down town,"
ho said, "with collars to put on any
one's neck that will wenr thorn, I am
going to tho people, and I am going to
the finish. I will bo In the lighting on
Non-Taxpaying Aldermen and
Greedy Job Holders Want Per
mission to Take All Property
Away from the Poor.
One Thousand Pet Avocations Will
Escape Taxes or Licenses Out
Small Property Owners Must Pay.
The coldest blooded robbory of tho
public uvor plnnncd Is In tho request
mndo by tho City Council of Chicago
to tho Legislature for permission to
treble tho tax on tho small proporty
owners of Chicago.
Tho request is mndo In tho Intorost
of tho city Job holderH unions, tho
mombors of which hold llfo Jobs under
tho Civil Service nnd who nro or-
IN THE CITY COUNCIL
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
Tho City Council on Monday di
rected its health committee and
Health Commlslonor Robertson to In
vestigate tho causes for tho waves of
stench and gns that (touted over tho
Lawndalo district Saturday night.
Alderman John Toman was forced
to wago n strenuous bnttlo beforo ho
succeeded In having tho Investigation
Aldcrmnn John Powors argued that
since Aldormnn Toman votod In 1917
to authorize tho Peoples Gas Light
& Coke Company to build tho plant
which Is blamod for tho troublo he
could not gracefully nsk an Investi
gation. "The company had that proporty
for thirty years beforo tho ordinance
was passed," replied Alderman To
man. "City Gas Supervisor Abolo
nnd myself tried to get Into tho plant
Sunday and woro refused."
"Send tho ordor to tho health com
mlttoo," lntorjocted Alderman Bowlor.
"Lot mo toll you I am on tho
square with this thing," shouted Al
derman Toman. "If you want to pro
"WHOLE NUMHJ3K 15137
gnnlzod to got tho last drop ot blood
out ot the people.
Itcnts will soar.
Tho proporty of tho poor will bo
Dut tho Job holders unions will got
what they nro alter.
Fow pcoplo rcallro tho strongth of
tho unions ns fostered by tho Civil
City job holders can bo mumbors
of tho legislature and still hold tholr
city Jobs moroly taking a furlough
until the lcglslntlvo work is over.
City Job holders can bo Aldermen
nnd still hold tholr city Jobs.
So tho city Job holders can got nil
tho legislation thoy want whllo tho
pockets of tho taxpayors havo any
thing In them.
Tho pcoplo nro powerless.
Thoy havo no organization.
Thoro nro a couplo of real ostato
"boards" In tho city.
Outsldo of giving dinners to therm
solvos onco in, ar whllo or talking about
thOj'TiuVoM law or tho weather real
ostnto'bdarlis novor do nnythlng.
So tho taxpayers of Chicago can pro
paro to bo Bklnncd nllvo.
Sweltzer will run on tho gns and
fraction plutform wrltton by formor
Oov. Dunno and approved by tho ox
ecutlvo commltteo tho dny beforo
was referred to tho resolutions com
mltteo with Instructions to Incor
porate It In tho full platform when
Tho Judicial convention will bo
hold at tho Hotel Sherman Feb. 1.
His Ward Gave Thompson 4,000 Mo
Jorlty Four Years Ago.
"All good citizens," said Aid Kost
nor, "bollovo In majority rule. I was
ter Congressman McAndrows as our
standard bearer, but, as 1 told Tony
Cormak, If wo couldn't hnvo McAn
drows thnro was no man In Chlcngo
I would rathor sco at tho head of our
tlekot thun Hob Sweitzor I want
to say hero thnt 1 will do all in my
power to help undo tho mistake wo
made four years ago."
tect tho gas company, all light l
will put you on record.
"1 notice Samuol Insull sajs that
gas merely tickles one's throat. I
hopo ho moves tho plant near his
homo nnd nllowa tho fumes to tlcklo
him to death. Thero havo boon thou
sands of complaints against Insult's
gns bills, and it now looks as It ho
is trying to gas tho consumers."
Aldormnn Toman's ordor tornia tho
troublo "a poison gas wave."
Tho company oxplalns it nil result
ed from an overabundance of cau
stic soda finding its way into tho
sanitary cnnal from tho plant at W.
Forty-fifth street and tho cnnal.
LurfMt WUy Grtultdw
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