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nMr4 Sacond Clata Matttr Oetebar 11, 1889, at th Peat Offles of Publication,
Offlea at Chicago. Illlnola, undar Act or March 3, 1t7. 179 W. Washington Ot., Chicago, III.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Entered ai Second Clata Matter October 11, IBM, at Mm
Office at Chicago, Illlnola, under Act of Mareh S, vm.
THIRTIETH YEATt, NO. 20.
$2 Per Year In Advance.
CHICAGO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 191!).
"W'SbStm WHOLE NUM3JER 1513J)
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THOMPSON H APPY
Tuesday's Registration Shows the Mayor
Will Win the Coming Republican
Primary Hands Down
The Boys and Belles of Coonville, Also Known
as the Second Ward, Break
TuoBiltiy's registration tho only
ono before tho prlmnrlea placed
113,771 addltlonnl nntnes on the poll
books thoso of 1 64,140 men and 49,
C31 womon. Last fall's now enroll
niont, to which Tuesday's total is add
ed, was 570,812, making a total for
prlmnry purposes, bofore revision, of
Just how many nnmes will bo
atrlckon from tho books because ot
duplication, removals, and suspect
notices Is guesswork, but probably CO
per cont of tho number of now names
enrolled Tuesday will como off. leav
ing an approximate total ellglblo voto
for primary day, Fob. 25, of 635.000.
Tuesday's enrollment is 22,307 loss
than tho corresponding registration in
tho spring ot 1915.
iwromnnrail with tho . hlch. rnnlatra-
SrZrzZLZm'i " I"jiiii r: ii.-
j yrWwlllbo tho task of tho pol
to forrot them out and gotthorn on
tho books nt tho registration of
March J, after tho primaries, so thoy
may voto in tho olectlon. They nro
barred from participating in tho prl
Tho banner ward ot Chicago Tuos
day was tho Second, tho Negro Ward.
It addod tho names of 1,273 mon and
2,826 womon to tho enrollment, n
total of 7,000. Tho great residential
ward of Chicago on tho north sldo
tho Twenty-fifth put on a total of
'This Is tho first tlmo in tho hlHtory
of Chicago that tho Negro stronghold
has outstriped such banner wards as
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Work of Illinois
Approprlntlons totalling $08,520,781,
tho largest by fnr in tho history of
tho stnto, nro recommended by Gov.
Lowilon in tho first state budgot,
which ho presented to tho gonoral as
sembly. Tho appropriations for tho last two
years ot tho Donoen administration
woro $29,058,175.49; for tho first two
.years of tho Dunno administration,
$37,915,457.93; tho last two years ot
tho Dunno torm, $40,340,320.17, and
tho first two years ot tho Lowden ad
Tho war gets tho big sharo ot tho
blamo for tho increase and accounts
for $1,629,101 in dcllclonclos, tho
largest amount for this purpose ovor
asked by a stato administration.
Tho wot and dry question Is still
a llvo ono in tho legislature. E. O.
Phillips, tho able Springfield corro
spondont of Tho Tribune writes that
Law enforcement bills, Intended to
develop tho doflnlto program In Illi
nois with rospoct to existent stato
local option laws, but and tho
but Is significant looking to tho dec
laration of tho federal prohibition
amendmout, aro to bo offorod In tho
Illinois legislature this wook,
Tho plan of tho dryB, as Indicated
by ono ot their loadors Is to put
through a sorlos of bills that will bo
quite radical from tho wot vlow, but
will rolato only to soarch and solzuro
of shlpmonts within tho stato and
tho creation of a Borlos of dry zones
nround Btato Institutions and military
Generally thoy aro tho samo bills
that- went into tho legislative dis
card two years ago.
I argeit Watty Cbwtbtua Ameag
tho Sixth and Seventh in tho llyilo
Park district and tho big wards In
Democratic Chief Well Satisfied
With Registration Figures
Reads Victory in Them for
Sweitzer at the Polls.
"From n purely partisan standpoint
wo should bo satisfied with tho regis
tration," said Donnis J. Egnn, chair
man of tho Sweitzer organization com
mittee. "Thoro bolng practically no
contest at tho Democratic primaries
our efforta.woro directed nrlncipally.to
tho mon h and womon b voto uy regis
tering as many Democratic womon as
possible. Tho roturns show wo woro
ontfroly successful ns u gredter pro
portion of womon registered than on
any provlous occasion.
"As citizens o fChlcago wo uro dis
appointed with tho registration. When
tho things tho present administration
has ilono and tho things It lias loft uu
dono are taken into consideration ono
hardly would think thoro is a slnglo
citizen who is not Interested in odst-
Ing It from power.
Dut wo find that
from 150,000 tc 200,000 porsons on-
Whilo it Is not boing said ntllctnlly
tho impression is that the drys aro
not so suro that tho July 1 law is to
Btlck, and that thoro mny bo a
breathing spell for tho wots botween
July 1, whon wnr prohibition boglns,
nnd Jnn. 10, 1920, whon constitutional
prohibition has Its curtain raiser.
Tho effect in Chicago, for instanco,
is easily socn, it porchnnco thoro Is
a presidential order from Prosldont
Wilson, in lino with tho "near beor"
order of Inst week, that might sus
pend tho oporntlon of tho July 1 con
gressional net. If President Wilson,
on his roturn from Paris, docs sus
pend tho July 1 statute, Chicago sa
loons will hnvo until Jan. 1G of noxt
year to got rid of tholr stocks, pro
vided thoy pay local license. feos.
Tho point 1b Important to Chicago,
from tho solitary anglo of llnnnco. If
tho comparatively fow saloons nro to
run, it is argued iu Springflold, from
July, 1919, to Jnnuury, 1920, tioy will
bo paying u rovonuo to ,tho city that
will bo Important In tho determination
of tho financial enso that Chicngo ex
pects to prosont to tho present legis
lature. Tho drys, according to tonight's
program, nro figuring President Wil
son to mako no chungo In tho July 1
law, but thoy aro taking no chnuces.
Thoy propose to mako it lmposslblo
for a liquor shlpmont to bo mado into
any dry Illlnola township or Into any
Chicago prohibition district, nnd thoy
proposo to buck this up with soarch
and solzuro legislation that will com
bine a law enfarcomont policy that
would become tho stato's policy In
onch of tho 102 counties. On this
plan ot campaign tho dryB do not loso
elUior way, whothor Prosldont Wilson
does or does not go through with tho
July 1 law,
Tho wet and dry lssuo in tho legis
lature, instead ot having boon elimi
nated by tho ratification ot tho pro
hibition amendment, is taking on now
llfo, and may becomo dominant.
titled to voto by merely registering
did not avail themselves of tho oppor
tunity and nro in danger or losing
their votes on election day."
Mr. Egnn said that tho Domocrntlc
leaders would try to put tho missing
ones on tho rcgistor nt tho enrollment
nftor tho primary.
W. O. DUNTLEY.
Head of the Big Duntley Dayton Company. Leading and
CAREY ASKS CITY
BUY PUBLIC UTIL
Thomas Caroy, Democratic candl
dnto for mayor, declared for Immo
dlnto municipal ownership of gas and
traction facilities In a statement at
tacking County Clork llobert M.
Swottzor, his primary opponont, for
counseling dolay in settlement of tho
Henry Stuckart, Domocrntlc candl
dnto for city treasurer, so far bus no
opposition for tho nomination. In
tho same way tho Republican candl
dnto, William Gnnschow, put up by
tho Donoon-Drundngo harmony con
ference, has a clear flold, Petitions,
howovor, can bo fllod ns lata as Feb
STOP THIS AT ONCE
This Syrian - Armenian - Evcry
thingarian Beggary Must End
Chicago People Need Their
Money at Home Just Now.
There Is just u Ilttlo too much of
beggary Just now.
Circulars arc being sent broadcast
by n "committee" announcing Hint
$1,200,000 Is tho "Cook County quota"
for Armenian and Syrlnn "Hollof."
This Is certainly cool.
And to mnko It coolor, a subscrip
tion book is enclosed with instruc
tions to "touch" your neighbor and
employes for a subscription.
Many persons sent tho enclosed
books bnck nt once, and they did
Charity begins nt homo.
Thoro nro many needy people in
Chicago who ought to have relief.
Chicago has dono well in overy
Tho city hns mot ovory call.
Thoro nro moro calls coming for
Nation, Stnto, County and City.
Something ought to bo dono to
chock tho operations of theso "com
mittees" that nro flooding tho mails
with appeals for peoples in Asia.
Africa nnd Occnnlca.'
This beggary business Is botng car
ried too, far. ,
Like tho tag days, it is becoming a
very serious causo of complaint.
Judge John M. O'Connor ot tho Su
perior court was unanimously solected
as tho Democratic nominee to succeed
hlmsolf nt tho Democratic county
convention at tho Hotel Sherman.
Ho had already boon solcctod by tho
Domocrntlc managing committco, nnd,
as tho members of tho managing
committee uro tho delegates to tho
county convontion, tho nomination
was a moro formality. Tho Repub
lican county convention will bo held
on Fob. 27, Tho nominees of tho two
conventions go on tho tlckot at tho
April 1 election without going to tho
Goorgo D. Holmoa will mako a splen
did judgo of tho Municipal Court.
Fellows Said to Pay Little Taxes Them
selves Would Saddle Additional Bur
dens on Homes of Workingmen
Chicago Real Estate to Be Taxed Out of All
Proportion at the City Council's
Wlille tho Chicago Ileal Estato
Hoard Eats and Drinks which scorns
to bo its olllclal occupation, Chicago
Aldermen nro preparing to kill Chi
cago real estato.
Quito a lot ot bad nows was given
tho Chicago real ostnto board Tues
day night by members of tho city
council committco on finance.
Tho commlttea members woro in
vited to hnvo dinner with tho hoard,
which wanted to hear all about tho
1919 city budgot. Aid. John A.
Rlchert, chairman ot tho commlttoo,
gnvo tho board some Information
which was not calculated to aid in
digostlug tho dinner. It wns:
Tho city has only $15,000,000 In
sight for corporato purposes this year.
Tho expenditures aro osttmatcd at
$35,000,000. Tho $20,000,000 will hnvo
to bo mndo up by tho loglslnturo, in
creasing tho city's sharo of tho tax
rate from $1.10 per $100 ot nBsossed
valuation to $2,75,
"Any other way of getting this bo
sldos from real ostato?" nskod a board
"A Ilttlo might bo mado up from in
creased llcenBo rovonuo, but tho most
must como from increasing tho tax
rato," was tho roply.
Aid. Rlchort oxplnined that tho big -
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gest boost in tho now budget was
1,000 additional patrolmen for tho
police department, lie explained It
would bo useless for tho city to nsk
tho legislature for aid unless tho
clty'H requost has tho united backing
of tho various civic organizations. Ho
said tho council had not ct passed
on tho $35,000,000 budgot.
LOWDEN FOR PRESIDENT
it Is stated on good authority thut
Governor Frank O. Lowden will bo
tho presidential candldnto of Illinois
Republicans and a formal statement
by a campaign commlttea of closo
friends may bo expected soon.
This committco wjll probnbly bo
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
At this week's regular meeting of
tho City Council Aid. Max Adumowskl
pointed out that tho closing of saloons
would bring a need for additional
comrort stntlons. Tho llnnnco and
health committees were Instructed
to look Into this.
Aid. Cullerton. It. II. McCormiek,
Matt Franz, It. It. Jackson and W P.
Ellison wero appointed u special com
mittco to go Into an Investigation of
tho water system,
Aid. Cnpltaln introduced n resolu
tion asking tho llnauco committco to
Investigate tho expenditure of $50,
000 by tho city law department. This
was part of tho $1,750,000 loaned tho
city last year by tho banks, with
which to raise salarlon. Tho resolu
tion asked that tho law department
be compelled to mako testitutlou If
tho monoy was illegally spent. It was
supposed to bo for extra legal serv
ices iu connection with tho loan, but
it has beon said that It wont for gen
A wook ago tho city council com
mittco on streets nnd alloys decided
not to do anything toward tho Ogdcn
nvonuo Improvement until nftor tho
mayoralty election April 1.
Tho council decided this would
cause needless delay, and ordered
the commlttoo to hnvo a report on
tho improvement ordlunnco rendy
Mayor Thompson called tho council's
attention to the dolay. Ho HUggcstcd
that tho council rcconsldor Its nc-
Hon In asking tho strootB and alloys! ' ,, "r.C ,' "' , ', "".' ""
...-- ..- .... .... ... filial tho hervlco Is nbomlnnblo in nil
committco to consider the improve
mout, and that tho council act favor
ably on tho improvement nt onco.
"Tills delay Is ugnliiHt nil plans for
leconstructlon work," tho mayor Bald.
Aid. John Toman, chairman of tho
streets and alloys commlttoo, pointed
out that tho mayor was wrong on his
lognl ground in declaring that tho
council could icconsldor its action iu
asking tho committco to go Into tho
"I ndmlt this," snld tho mayor, "and
I apologize tor this part of tho com
munication." "This Improvement should go
ahead now," Aid. John C. Kennedy
declared. "Thoro is no uso ploying
politics with It. Thoro aro thousnuds
of men out of work."
"The statement bus openly boon
mado," Aid. A. A. McCormiek said,
"that to start this Improvement now
would glvo tho administration a
chance to put some teal estato ox
lioi ts to work."
"Acting lika this is a good way to
nomlnnto Thompson," Aid. Thomas F
Ilyrno sold. "This makos labor men
call him their frlond. Wo nro asking
tho Washington authorities to do
s u m o t h I n g nlong reconstruction
linos, but hero wo hold up nn lm-
headed by Secretary of Stato Louis
L. Emmorson. Fred E. Sterling, stnto
ticiiHiircr and closo poisonal friend of
tho Governor, will assist him.
Tho '"Lowden boom" will bo In
augurated in lloston beforo tho fa
mous Middlesex Club on Lincoln's
Governor Lowden has accepted an
Invitation to deliver the memorial ad
dress. This famous club has seldom
como west for u speaker. Tho Gover
nor has no Intention of "launching"
tho boom, but tho eastern friends
As n nntural coiiHcqucnco tho Ho
publican gubernatorial campaign will
bo stnrted cnrly. Tho Governor prob
nbly will shortly intlmnto ho will not
again bo a cnudldato for that olflco.
"It is unfortunate that politics ciopt
Into this," Aid. John Powers suld.
"This Improvement Is nocded nnd
should hnvo been Btnrted years ngo"
Aid. Edward F. Cullerton moved
Hint tho streets nnd alloys commit
too report on an ordinance providing
for tho improvement noxt Monday.
Tho committee will meet to rccon
sldor Its uctlon In agreeing to post
pono the improvement for the tlmo
Aid. John A. Rlchort, chairman of
tho llnnnco commltteo, asked tho
council to defer action on tho ordi
nance until nftor tho city has mado
Its appeal to Sprlngtleld for llnunclul
relief for tho corporato fund.
"This may intorfoio with our
plans," Aid. Rlchort said. "It may
causo lower, Instead of more police
men, us wo nro seeking."
"Thero may bo uu nrgument thut
tho pollco don't need moro pay If wo
glvo thorn moro tlmo off," Aid. A. A.
The ordinance was passed, with
only four uldormun voting ngnlnst It.
Aid. H. I). Cnpltaln, chnlrmnn of
tho local transportation commlttoo,
nnd tho mayor got Into n verbal tilt
on tho traction question.
'I feel that I should let tho public
know thut tho mayor has not given
tho commltteo tho speclllc complaints
about Inadoquato car sorvlco as ho
says he has," Aid. O.ipltain said.
"ho thoio will bo no mlstnko about
Milu " tin. i.,,n.,.. ...,.,11.1,1 in ...in
parts of tho city."
Tho galleries cheered nt tho mayor's
During the war government boats
woro not required to obsorvo brldgo
hours. Tho council indicated that It
would repeal this provision.
City Clork Igoo submitted MnJ. Gon
FInglor's thanks In bohalf of tho
Rainbow dlslslon for tho City Coun
cil having nnmod n park nnd beach
In honor of tho flghtors.
Tho nldorinunlc candidates got
their Inning whon Aldormun Frnn.
asked tho Council to pass an ordl
nanco giving nil employes of tho po
lice department two days off a month.
It took moro than nn hour to puss
this meabiiro, almost ovory candldnto
making a speech on tho Injustice ot
making policemen work 305 days a
year. Tho uniformed rank now hnvo
this concession nnd tho now moasuro
passed by a voto of 51 to 4.
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