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entered 6cond Class Matter October
M(1e at Chicago, Illinois, under Act
THIRTIETH YEAR, NO.
Democratic Organization Men Name
Robert MrSweitzer as Their Candi
date for Primary Nomination
Harrison Will Run Independent, So Will Hoyne;
Thompson and Olson Will Fight
Merriam at Primaries
Robert M. Swoltzor was named by
tbe Democratic Managing Commiltco
as lta en ml Id at o for mayor.
Tlio democrats in tlio Hotel Slier
man conference put on the slato with
the county clerk the following for
the other ofllco to bo filled at tlio
April 1 election:
City treasurer Henry Stuckurt.
City clerk James T. Igoo.
Judge of tho Municipal court
Judgo of tho Superior court John
Itoger C. Sullivnn, who plans to go
to Florida February 7, with his fam
ily, when seen at his ofllco declared
ho was holplcBs against tho Swoltzor
demand among tho committeemen.
"They Just rofusod to listen to what
Drennan and mysolf had to nay, and
wo woro talking to tho walls," said
Mr. Sullivan. "Swoltzor was ns much
surprised ns any one. It was a caso
of tho commlttoomon Joining togothor,
and tlioy took tlio roliiH mid Just drovo
away with tho wagon loaded with tlio
men thoy havo wanted to put In It.
Maybo their Judgment was bettor than
ours. Ono of them enmo to mo after
tho decision, and said: "Now, for six
weoks you and Ilrcnnnn have been
lighting this thing and you woro not
able to chango any of us, and wo
know wo did tho right thing. Wo
nominated tho strongest man In tlio
Tho harmony program hod pro
gressed sufficiently for for tho con
ferees to ndopt a platform for tho can
didate, written by Kdwnrd F. Dunno,
formor governor, which declares for
homo rulo In tlio management of pub
lic utilities and tho fixing of gas rates
based on actual investment, assorted
to bo $30,000,000 less than claimed
by tho company. A roferondum on
all traction ordinances also Is do
clarcd for, as is a provision in tho
new stnto constitution whoreby bonds
may bo issued for the acquisition of
IN GREAT LAKES
Harry Wild, treasurer of the Croat
Lakes Dredgo and Dock company,
rnado roply to Mr. Hoyno's statement
connecting Mr. Sullivan with tho busi
ness conduct of tho company. Mr.
Wild is n brother-in-law of tho lato
William J. Lydon, who was president
of tho compnny.
"Mr. Sullivan nominally is acting ns
president, but has nothing to do with
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Work of Illinois
Tho Illinois dlroct primary law faces
some radical changes. Tho logisla
turo is about to heed a rapidly increas
ing domnnd from all parts of tho stnto
that tho dlroct primary system bo
nbandonod in its entirety.
The changos will restrict tho state
wldo primary to United States senator
nnd governor, it Is boliovcd, loavlng
tho nomination of othor state odlcors
to stato conventions.
A point that will bo sorlously in
dlsputo will bo whothor congressmen
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tho conduct of tho business," said Mr.
Wild. "Tho John P. Hopkins family
and the Lydon family hold tlio big in
terest In tho company and thoro was
n disagreement over tho election of,
n president to 1111 tho placo vacated by
tho death of Mr. Lydon. Mr. Sullivan
was agrcod upon by nil Interests to
act nominally as president until nn
agreement wns worked out. Ho, Is
serving without salary, although it
paid $15,000 a year. Tho contract
that Mr. Hoyuo refers to was given to
this compnny becnuso it was tho
only ono equipped to do tho work
properly. Mr. Sullivnn novor goes
to tho olllccs of tho company and has
nothing to do with its management."
Philip J. McKcnun, who claims to
speak for Carter Harrison, whon in
formed of tho action of tho Demo
cratic organization committee, in
agreeing on County Clork Swoltzor
for mayor, said:
"TltlH means thnt Mr. Harrison will
be an indopcmlont candidate for
mayor, and nothing but death can
stop him. Ho will leave Franco about
tho first of February and will nrrivo
In Chicago about February 20. No ono
nt the conference had any authority
to speak for Mr. Harrison. If any ono
did nsstimo such authority ho whb an
Mayor Thompson Issued this state
ment: "To tho People of Chicago: I bo
camo u candldato for mayor at tho
written request of over 200,000 of my
fellow citizens. Kx-AIdorman Charles
K. Merrlam has become- a candldato
for mayor to satisfy his egotism and
his doslro for high oince.
"Judgo Olson, at tho command of
certain commercialized nowBpapors,
Is about to drag his Judicial crniino
Into tho political ring, In violation of
tho rules of his court, which prohibit
n Judgo, whllo a mombcr of tho bench,
from participation in politics, and in
violation of all tho ethics of his pro
fession, as ropontodly declared by all
tho bar associations of this country.
"Kx-Aldorman Mcrrlnm Is no less
a pliant tool of theso commercialized
newspapers of this city than Is Judgo
and membors of tho legislature aro to
stay In tho direct primary control or
bo nominated by district conventions.
Tho reports of tho special commlttco
on cloctlons nnmod by Gov. Lowdcn,
of which Sonator Clarenco F. Duck Is
tho chairman, is to bo inude public
Bhortly after tho return of tho legis
lators to Springfield, Jan. 28.
Sonator Duck said that nil that
could now bo forecast of tho report Is
that It will provldo for fowor nomina
tions nnd fowor primaries and elec
tions. Tho now bill, if passod, will bo ef
fective in tiino to govern tho senatorial
and stato campaign that Is scheduled
for Illinois in 1920,
Tho politicians nro Interested also
In tho strong probability that thero
will ba a congressional apportionment
1 b'y tbe present gonoral assembly,
Olson. As Judgo Olson stands ready
to Jump Into tho political ring when
those newspapers crack tholr whip, I
now tell you cx-Aldorman Morrlam
stands ready to Jump out of tho ring
nt tho sound of tho snmo whip. This
fight is essentially a fight botweon
tho people, on tho one side, and tho
Illinois Favorite Son
corporato interests of this city, us
represented by these commercialized
nowspnporu on tho othor.
"People who bollovo that ox-Aldor-man
Morriam will glvo them an op
portunity to follow tho bannor of n
man whoso only interest is to servo
tho pcoplo nro being sadly deluded by
tho ox-aldorman. When thoso com
mercialized nowspupors succeed in
getting Judgo Olson to forgot tho
ethics of his profession nnd tho rules
of his court by forcing him to becomo
a candldato theso samo nowspnpors
will mnko ox-Aldormnn Morrlam obey
their command and rotlrl) from tho
race for mayor.
"William Halo Thompson,
John W, Eckhart tho well known
flour merchant, is a progressiva citi
zen and a popular Democrat. Ho
would mako n great Governor of Illinois,
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL
NOT ENOUGH TAG DAYS
People Arc Crying for More of
Them. Should Be One Every
The Tag Day Promoters should
Instead of two tag ' days n week
thcro should bo sovoii.
People cry for thorn.
The last tag day was to "Wolcomo
homo our boys."
Tho next ono should bo named to
raise funds to cheer tho girls who
wolcomo homo our boys.
Then there should be; a sot day for
Another for tho Jugd-SlnvB.
Another for tho SorboJags.
Another ono for tho Chinese
Tho Chicago poor do not need
over ono day a yenr.
One day In tho Fall ,wlll do for tho
poor crippled chlldron In Chicngo.
At least thcro Is only ono day In
tho year set nsldo for thorn now.
IF LEWIS IS IN TOWN
He Will Support Sweltzcr.
It Is reported from Washington
that If Senator J. Ham Lowls Is in
Chicago during tho campaign ho will
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HHHHHEl W$F iiViHiHHkiiiK&
GOVERNOR FRANK O. LOWDEN,
nnd Choice for the Republican Presidential Nomlnntl on In 1920.
Brundage and Deneen Factions
Unite Upon Popular West
Park Commissioner for the
Tho Drundngo-Donoon factions of
tho republican party havo united up
on William Ganschow, tho popular
West Parle Commissioner nnd mom
bor of tho West Park Board for tho
Republican nomination for City
City Clork Igoo has announced that
potlttons for city ofllcos rccolvcd in
tho regular malls will havo precodonco
In filing, in nccordanco with tho cus
tom that has becomo established in
city and county.
25, I !!.
President Edmund D. Hulbert of the
Commercial Club Starts Boom in
an Introductory Speech
Chain. mil Insull of the State Council of Defense
Tells of Illinois' Great Record
in the War
Governor Frank O. Lowdcn wns
banqucttcd by tho Commercial Club nt
the Congress Hotel.
Hdmund I). Hulbert, president of
tho club, caused n great outburst of
enthusiasm when, In Introducing tho
governor, ho said:
"Tho man who consolidated 125
dopnrtmonts Into nlno nt Sprlngllold
ought to bo made to undertake tho
Job on a bigger scalo,"
Tho diners caught tho Implication.
At once thoy woro on tholr feet cheer
ing and waving their napkins, whllo
tho governor sat, an ombarrnsscd
smllo on his face
Tho unlooked-for oplsodo wns tlio
fcaturo of a dinner which was In
tended to do honor to tho govomor
and Chairman Snmuol Insull of tho
Stato Council of Dofonso. Gov. Low
den In his nddross paid high trlbuto
to tho stato council.
"Whon tho war began," tho gover
nor said, "I had to constitute tho statu
council of dofonso. I know, or thought
I know, tho war could not bo won
by capital nlono, or by labor alono,
but would roqulro tho united efforts of
nil classes of society, Tonight I am
suro you will ngroo that my action In
thus constituting tho state council
has boon Justified.
"Whorovor you went In Illinois you
Entered as Second Class Matter October 11, 1M9, at Uw
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March t, 117.
found efficiency, and that was tho
work of the State Council of Defcnto
Wo wore tho first stnto In tho union
to linvo our forces ready for emer
gency nfter war was declared.
"Hepesontntlves of capital and
labor woro brought together by mo for
tho llrst tlmo In my olllco nt Spring
field. Thoy did not know they would
get on, nnd yet I am told that In nil
tho succeeding months thcro wns not
a slnglo divided vote In tho State
Council of Defense.
"At a recent meeting nt Springfield
three gentlemen expressed vlows that
interested mo greatly. They woro In
timately connected with tho stnto
council. Ono found that tho coal min
ors were pretty much llko other peo
ple during the war, much to his ox
pressed surprise; another found that
tho people of tho city of Springfield
nnd tho country folk of Sangamon
county wore pretty much the snmo;
(Continued on pogo 4.)
CAREY IN RACE
Meanwhile Thomas Carey gave his
opinion of tho committee action when
ho opened his speaking campaign in
tho Twenty-ninth ward, where ho was
nn alderman for many years.
"While the bosses nro down town,"
he said, "with collars to put on any
one's neck that will wear them, I am
going to the people and I am going to
the llnlsh. I will be In the lighting on
Non-Taxpaying Aldermen anil
Greedy Job Holders Want Per
mission to Take All Property
Away from the Poor.
One Thousnnd Pet Avocations Will
Escape Taxes or Licenses Dut
Small Property Owners Must Pay.
Tho coldest blooded robbery of tho
public our planned Is In tho request
made by tho City Council of Chicago
to tho Lcglsluluie for permission to
trehlo the tax on tho small property
owners of Chicago.
Tho request Is made in the Interest
of tho city Job holders unions, tho
mombers of which hold llfo Jobs undor
tho Civil Service and who nro or-
IN THE CITY
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
Tho City Council on Monday ill
reeted Its health committee nnd
Health Cominlsloiier llobertson to In
vostigato tho causes for tlio waves of
stench and pas that floated over tho
Lawndalo district Saturday night.
Alderman John Toman was forced
to wago a strenuous bnttlo before ho
succeeded In having tho Investigation
Alderman John Powors argued that
slnco Alderman Toman voted In 1917
to nuthorlro the Peoples Gas Light
& Coko Company to build tho plant
which Is blamod for tho troublo ho
could not gracefully ask an invostl
gatlon. "Tho company had that property
for thirty years boforo tho ordinance
was passed," roplled Alderman To
man. "City Gas Supervisor Abelo
and mysolf tried to got Into tho plant
Sunday nnd woro refused."
"Send tho ordor to tho health com
mittee," interjected Aldoriuan Howler.
"Let mo tell you I am on the
squnro with this thing." shoutod Al
dorman Toman. "If you want to pro
gnnlrcd to got tho hint drop of blood
out of tho people.
Hunts will sonr.
Tho property of tho poor will bo
Hut tlio Job holders unions will get
whnt they aro after.
Fow people reallzo tho strength of
tho unions iih fostered by tho Civil
City Job holders can bo members
of tho legislature and still hold their
city Jobs merely taking n furlough
until tho legislative work Is over.
City Job holders pan bo Aldermen
nnd still hold their city Jobs.
So tho city Job holders can got nil
tho legislation they want whllo the
pockets of tho tnxpnyors hnvo any
thing In them.
Tho penplo nro powerless.
Thoy havo no organization.
Thoro nro n touplo of real ostalo
"boards" In tho city.
Outsldo of giving dlnnors to thorn
sol vos onrc ln,n whllo or tnlklng nuout
thnToiVorri law or the wonthor real
estate bonrlis never do anything.
So tho taxpayers of Chicago can pre
pare to bo skinned nllvo.
Sweltzer will run on the gas and
traction platform written by former
Gov. Dunne and approved by tho ox
ooutlvo committee the day before
wns referred to the resolutions com
mittee with instructions to Inoor
porato It in the lull platform when
The judicial convention will bo
helil nt the Hotel Sherman Feb 1.
His Ward Gave Thompson 4,000 Ma
Jorlty Four Years Ago.
"All good eltl.ens." said Aid Kost
ner, "believe In majority rule. I win
for Congressman .McAndrews n our
standard bearer, but, as I told Tony
Cennali, If wo couldn't have McAn
drewH thero was no man In Chicago
I would rather see nt the head of oui
ticket than Hob Nweitrer I want
to sav here that I will d all In my
power to help undo the mlMnlie we
mt.de four eur inn "
tect tho koh lomiM'i), all light I
will put im on record
i notice Samuel Insull biiM, that
gas merely tickles one's thro.it. I
hope ho moves the plant near Ms
homo and allows the fumes to tic-Wr
him to death. There havo been thou
sands of cmnplnlntii ngalnst JnnuH's
gas bills, and It now looks as ff h
Is trying to gas the consumers."
Alderman Toman's order terms the
troublo "n poison gas wave.''
Tho company explains It all nsult
ed from nu overabundance of can
stlc soda finding its way Into the
sanitary oaniil from tho plant at W.
Forty-fifth streot and tho cnnal.
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