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OHIoa at Chicago, llllnola, under Act
THIRTIETH YEATt, NO. 20.
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
Tuesday's registration the only
ono before tho primaries placed
113,771 additional names on the poll
books those of 1 04,140 men and 49,
C31 woman. Last fall's now enroll
ment, to which Tuesday's total Is add
cd, was 570,812, making u total for
primary purposes, boforo ruvlslon, of
Just how many names will bo
stricken from tho books bucauso of
duplication, removals, and suspect
notices Is guesswork, but probably fiO
per cent of tho number of now names
onrolled Tuesday will como off, leav
ing an approximate total ellglblo vote
for primary day, Fob. 25, of G35.000.
Tuesday's enrollment Is 22,307 loss
than tho corresponding registration in
, tho spring of 1015.
';? 'Compared with tho high roglstrn-
r(JS(tLonTottl01QJlhoro.nro still missing bo-
will bo tho task of tho political chlofs
to fnrrot thorn out and got thorn on
tho bookB at tho registration of
March Jl, after tho primaries, so thoy
may voto In tho election. They nro
burred from participating in tho pri
Tho bannor wurd of Chicago Tues
day was tho Second, tho Negro Ward.
It added the names of 1,273 men and
2,820 women to tho onrollmout, a
total of 7,09!). Tho great rosldontlal
ward of Chicago on tho north side
tho Twenty-llfth put on a total of
'This Is tho first tlmo In tho history
of Chicago that tho Nogro stronghold
has outHtrlpcd such bannor wards as
IN THE LEGiSLATU
Work of Illinois
Appropriations totalling $G8,52G,781,
tho largest by far in tho history of
tho state, nro recommended by Gov.
Lowdon In tho first stnto budgot,
which ho presented to tho gonoral as
sembly. Tho appropriations for tho last two
years of tho Doneen administration
wore $29,058,175.19; for tho first two
.years of tho Dunno administration,
$37,015,157.9:1; tho Inst two years of
tho Dunno term, $10,319,32(1.17, and
tho llrst two years of tho Lowdon ad
Tho war gots tho big share of tho
blamo for tho incroaso and accounts
for $1,029,191 In dollcloncios, tho
lnrgcst amount for this purposo over
asked by a stato administration.
Tho wot and dry (piostlon Is still
a llvo ono in tho legislature. 10. O.
Phillips, tho ablo Springfield eorro
spondont of Tho Tribune writes that
Law enforcomont bills, Intended to
dovolop tho doflnlto program In Illi
nois with respect to existent stnto
local option laws, but and tho
hut Is significant looking to tho dec
laration of tho federal prohibition
uinendmont, nro to bo olfored In tho
Illinois legislature this wook.
Tho plan of tho drys, as indicated
by ono of their loadors Is to put
through a sorlcs of bills that will bo
(iitto radical from tho wet view, but
will rolnto only to search and solzuro
of shlpmonta within tho state and
tho creation of a Borlos of dry zonos
around stato institutions und military
Generally thoy aro tho same bills
that wont Into tho legislative dis
card two years ago.
I argest WwUy Qreulation Among
People d kfhatnte and Standby
11, 1889, at tha Poat
of March 3, 117.
Office of Publication,
179 W. Washington St., Chicago, III.
$2 Per Year In Advance.
tho Sixth and Seventh In tho llydo
Park district and tho big wards In
Democratic Chief Well Satisfied
With Registration Figures
Reads Victory in Them for
Swcitzer at the Polls.
"From a purely partisan standpoint
wo should bo satlslled with tho regis
tration," Haiti Dennis J. Kgan, chair
man of tho Swollzer organization com
mittee "Thoro being practically no
contest at the Democratic primaries
our efforts wore dlrocted principally to
tho mon'H and women's voto by regis
tering as many Democratic women us
possible. Tho rotums show wo were
entirely successful as a greater pro
portion of women registered than on
any provlous occasion.
"As citizens o fChlcngo wo nro dis
appointed with tho registration, When
tho things the present administration
has done and tho things It has loft tin
dono nro taken Into consideration ono
hardly would think thoro Is a slnglo
citizen who Is not interested In mist
ing It from power. Hut wo find that
from 150,000 U 200,000 persons en-
Whllo It is not being said olllclally
tho Impression Is that tho drys aro
not so sure thnt tho July 1 law Is to
stick, and that thoro may bu a
breathing spoil for tho wets between
July 1, when war prohibition boglus,
nnd Jan. 10, 1920, when constitutional
prohibition has Its curtain raiser.
Tho effect In Chicago, for lnstnnco,
Is easily soon, If perchance thoro Is
a presidential order from President
Wilson, In lino with tho "near beer"
order of last wook, that might sus
pend tho oporntlon of tho July 1 con
gressional act. If President Wilson,
on his return from Paris, does sus
pend tho July 1 statiito, Chicago sa
loons will havo until Jan. 10 of next
year to got rid of tholr Btocks, pro
vided thoy pay local llconso fcoa.
Tho point Is Important to Chlcngo,
from tho solitary angle of finance If
the comparatively fow saloons aro to
run, it Is argued In Springfield, from
July, 1919, to January, 1920, thoy will
ho paying u rovonuo to tho city that
will bo Important In tho determination
of tho flnnnclnl case that Chicago ox
pects to prosont to tho present legis
lature. The drys, according to tonight's
program, nro figuring President Wil
son to mnko no chango In tho July 1
law, but thoy aro taking no chances.
Thoy propose to nmko It Imposslblo
for a liquor shlpmont to bo mudo Into
any dry Illinois township or Into any
Chicago prohibition district, and thoy
proposo to back this up with search
and solzuro legislation that will com
blno a law enforcomont policy that
would become tho state's policy In
ouch of the 102 counties. On this
plan of campaign tho drys do not loso
olthor way, whothor President Wilson
docs or does not go through with tho
July 1 law.
( Tho wot and dry Issue In tho log s-
laturo, Instead of having boon ollml
nnted by tho ratification of tho pro
hibition amendment, Is taking on now
I llfo, nnd may boeomo dominant.
titled to voto by ineicly registering
did not avull themselves of tho oppor
tunity and nro In danger or losing
their votes on election day."
Mr. Kgan said that tho Democratic
leaders would try to put tho missing
ones on tho register at tho enrollment
after tho primary.
W. O. OUNTLEY.
Head of the Blrj Duntley Dnyton Co mpany. Lending nnd
CAREY ASKS CITY
BUY PUBLIC UTIL
ITIES AT ONCE
Thomas Curoy, Democratic candi
date for mayor, declared for linmo
dlnto municipal ownership of gas and
traction facilities In a statement at
tacking County Clerk Hobort M,
Swoltzor, his primary opponent, for
counsollng delay In sottlomont of tho
llonry Stucknrt, Democratic caudl
dato for city treasuror, so far has no
opposition for tho nomination. In
tho samo way tho Itopubllcan candi
date, William Ganschow, put, up by
tho Donoou-nrundugo harmony con
foronco, has a clear flold. Petitions,
howovor, can bo filed as Into as Feb
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
SATURDAY, FE15IIUA11Y 8, 1010.
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 llttlo too much of
beggary Just now.
Circulars are being sent broadcast
by a "committee" announcing that
$1,200,000 Is the "Cook County quota"
for Armenian and Syrian "Hollcf."
This Is certainly cool.
And to make It cooler, a subscrip
tion book Is enclosed with Instruc
tions to "touch" your neighbor und
employes for a subscription.
Many persons sent tho enclosed
books hack at once, and they did
Charity begins at homo.
There nro many needy people In
Chicago who ought to havo relief.
Chicago has dono well In every
The ally has met ovory call.
Theie nro more cnlls coming for
Nation, State, County and City.
Something ought to bo dono to
chock tho operations of theso "com
mittees" that nro Hooding the mails
with appeals for peoples In Asia.
Africa and Ocennlca.
This beggary business is being car
ried too far.
Like tho tag days, It Is becoming a
very serious cause of complaint.
Judge John M O'Connor of tho Su
perior court was unanimously selected
ns tho Democratic nominee to succeed
himself at tho Democratic county
convention at the Hotel Sherman.
Ho had already been solected by tho
Democratic managing commlttco, and,
as tho mombors of tho managing
committee aro the delegates to tho
county convention, tho nomination
was a mere formality. The Itopub
llcan county convention will bo held
on Fob, 27, Tho nominees of tho two
conventions go on tho ticket at the
April 1 election without going to tho
Georgo D. Ilolmos will make a splen
did judgo of tho Municipal Court.
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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
While tho Chicago Heal Kstnto
Hoard I'ats and Drinks which scorns
to he Its olllclal occupation, Chicago
Aldermen are preparing to kill Chi
cago real estate.
Quito a lot of bad news was given
tho Chicago real estate board Tues
day night by mombors of tho city
Progressive C Itlzen.
council commlttco on finance.
Tho committee members were In
vited to have dinner with tho board,
which wanted to hear all about tho
1919 city budget. Aid, John A.
Hlchcrt, chairman of tho commltteo,
gave tho board some Information
which was not calculated to aid In
digesting tho dinner. It was:
Tho city has only $15,000,000 In
sight for corporate purposes this year.
The expenditures nro estimated at
$35,000,000, Tho $20,000,000 will luivo
to bo made up by tho legisluturo, In
creasing tho city's sharo of tho tax
rate from $1.10 per $100 of assessed
valuation to $2.75,
"Any other way of getting this be
sides from real estate?" asked a board
"A llttlo might bo made up from In
creased llconso rovonuo, but tho most
must como from Increasing tho tax
rate," was tho roply.
Aid. Hlchort explained that tho big-
Entered aa Secand Claaa Matter October 11, 1880, at tw
Office at Chlc-igo, llllnola, under Act of March s, 1T.
gest boost In tho now budgot was
1,000 additional patrolmen for tho
police department. Ho explained It
would bo useless for tho city to nsk
tho legislature for aid unless tho
city's request has the united backing
of tho various civic organizations. Ho
said tho council had not jot passed
on the $35,000,000 budget. "
LOWDEN FOR PRESIDENT
It Is stated on good authority that
Governor Frank O. Lowdon will he
the presidential candidate of Illinois
Republicans and a formal statement
by a campaign committee of close
friends may bo expected soon.
This commlttco will probably ho
THE CITY eoUNCIL
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
At this week's regular meeting of
the City Council Aid .Max Adumowskl
pointed out that the closing of saloons
would bring a noed for additional
comfort stations. Tho lluauco and
health committees were Instructed
to look Into this.
Aid. Cullerton, It. 11. McCormlok.
Matt Franz, It. It. Jackson and W. P.
l-HUson were appointed a special com
mittee to go into an Investigation of
the water system.
Aid. Cnpltuln Introduced a resolu
tion asking tho finance committee to
Investigate the expenditure of $.10,
OIK) by the clt law department. This
was part of the $1,75(1.000 loaned the
city last year by the banks, with
which to rnli-e salaries The resolu
tion asked that the law department
be compelled to make restitution If
the moiioy was Illegally spent. It was
supposed to be for extra legal serv
ices in connection with the loan, but
it has been said that II went for gen
A week ago tho city council com
mittee on streets and alleys decided
not to do anything toward the Ogden
nvouuo Improvement until after the
mnyoraliy election April 1.
The council decided this would
cause needless dolay, ami ordered
the committee to have a report on
tho improomoul ordinance ready
Mayor Thompson called the council's
attention to the delay, lie suggested
that I he council reconsider Its ac-
lion In iiskliiK tho streets nnd allovsJ. ' ,. " " "" J"' "'" ' ""
,.... , ,., , HMIiiil the service Is abominable in all
commlttco to consider the Improve
inent, and that the council act favor
ably on tho improvement at onco.
"This dolay Is against all plans for
teconstructlon work," tho mayor said
Aid. John Toman, chairman of tho
streets and alloys committee, pointed
out that tho mayor was wrong on his
legal ground In declaring that tho
council could tecoiiHldor its action In
asking the committee to go into tho
"1 admit this," said the major, "and
I apologize for this part of tho com
munication." "This improvement should go
ahead now," Aid. John C. Kennedy
declared. "There Is no use playing
politics with It. Thoro aro thousands
of men out of work."
"The statement has openly boon
ninde." Aid. A. A. McCormlck said,
"that to start this Improvement now
would give the administration a
chance to put some real estate ex
ports to work."
"Acting llko this Is u good way to
nominate Thompson," Aid. Thomas F
livrno said. "This makes labor men
call him their frlond. Wo aro asking
tho Washington authorities to do
s o in o t h 1 n g along reconstruction
linos, hut horo wo hold up an Im
WIIOL12 NUMJJEH 15130
headed by Secretary of State Louis
I.. Kmiuorson. Fred K. Sterling, stute
tiensurer and close poisonnl friend of
the Governor, will assist him.
The "Lowdon boom" will lie In
augurated In lloston before tho fa
mens .Middlesex Club on Lincoln's
Governor Lowdon has accepted an
ln llatlon to deliver the memorial ad
dress. This famous club has seldom
come west for a speaker. Tho Gover
nor has no Intention of "munching"
the boom, but tho eastern friends
As n natural consequence the Re
publican gubernatorial cumpalgn will
bo started early. Tho Governor prob
nbly will shortly Intimate ho will not
again bo u candidate for that olllco.
It Is unrortiinnte that politics ciept
Into this.' Aid. John Powers said.
"This Itnpioveinent Is needed nnd
should have been started years ago "
Aid. Hdwurd F. Cullerton moved
that tho streets and alleys commit
tee report on an ordinance providing
for tho Improvement next Monday.
The committee will meet to recon
sider Its action in agreeing to post
pone the Improvement for (he time
Aid. John A. Hlchort, chairman ol
the llnance inminllteu. asked the
council to defer action on the ordi
nance until after tho city has made
Its appeal to Springfield for llnanclal
relief for the corporate tund.
"This may Intorl'oie with our
plans." Aid Hlchort said "It ma.,
cause fewer. Instead of more police
men, as wo are Hooking."
"There may lie an argument thai
the police don't need moro pay It we
give tltum moro time oft," Aid. A. A.
The ordinance was pabsed. with
nnl four aldermen voting against It.
Aid. II. I) Cnpltuln, chairman of
tho local transportation committee,
and the mayor got into a verbal tilt
on tho traction question.
i leel that I should let the public
know that the major has not glvm
the committee the speclllc complaint 4
about Inadequate car service as ho
says he has," Aid. Capltain said.
"So then, will bo no mistake about
Hliu " 111,, mikl..i. ..,,..11... I .., .. Ml
parts of tho city.
Tho galleries cheered ai tho mayor s
During the war government boats
weto not required to observe hrldgo
hours. The council indicated that It
would repeal this provision
City Clerk Igoe submitted MuJ. Gen
Fluglor't. thanks in behalf of tho
Halnliow division for tho City Coun
ell having named u park and beach
in honor of tho lighters.
The aldonnanlc candidates got
their Inning when Alderman Fran,
asked the Council to pass an ordi
nance giving all employes of tl.o po
lice department two days off a mouth
It tool; moro than an hour to pass
this meat-tiro, almost every candidate
making a speech on the Injustice of
making policemen work .'105 duvs a
year The uniformed rank now havo
this concession and the now meuhiiro
passed hj it voto of 51 to I
Largest Weekly CircuLtliai Aaef
Petvpla of Irtflucnoa and StasiSac