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Kntrd m Seemil Cla Matter October
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ES-1"' ISHED OCTOBER 5, 1889
orpornted Under the Laws of Illinois.
Founded by HBNllY P. DONOVAN.
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r ll classes of readers, Is devoted
to National, State and. Local Pol.
Itles: to the publication of Mu
nicipal, Slate, County and San
itary District news) to comment
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of Public Interest, Financial, Com
mercial and political,
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1919.
INSULL WILL WIN PUBLIC.
Samuel Insull, chnlrmtui of tho
board of directors ot the I'coples Gas
Light and Coko company, declared nt
tho annual meeting of the stock
holders that ho would put tho com
pany hack Into tho public (good
Mr. Insult told of the success ho
has had In keeping tho Common
wraith Edison company in good re
pute with tho public. He said for tho
last quarter of a century tho electric
light and power company has had no
troublo with tho public, and ho pre
dicted that tho gas company would bo
on tho same footing in time.
"Wo nro doing tho best wo can to
separate tho gas company from pol
itics," Mr. Insult said. "Tho various
candidates lmvo mtidu a political foot
ball of tho company. They don't dis
cuss coats and other matters ot in
terest to tho investor."
Mr. Insult pointed out that tho com
pany had many troubles last year.
Ho said for the first olght mouths it
had n deficit of ?1,C02.21S. Ho said
tho net earnings for tho bnlonco ot
tlic year wero $100,S27. If tho samo
rate is kept up this year, ho declared,
there- would bo n 10 per cent prollt.
Mr. Instill scored tho employes who
by improper meter reading and book
keeping errors got tho company into
bad standing with tho public. Ho
thanked tho employes who dealt fair
ly with the public.
Tho stato public utilities commis
sion today will start to hear argu
ments for and against allowing gas
rates to bo Increased In forty-two
Thomas Caroy, ono of tho Demo
cratic aspirants for tho mayoralty,
issued his platform. Thero aro eight-,
cen planks, as follows:
Condemnation ot tho gas plant and
oporatfon of a municipal plant, tho
same ns tho water system.
Immediate start on tho construc
tion of a thirty-five mllo subway, to
bo owned nnd operated by tho city,
and built by tho city traction funds
Acquisition by tho city ot tho snnl
tury district water power and devel
opment of tho power nt Brandon's
bridge, south of .Toilet, tho power to
bo used In operating tho subway and
other city owned plants.
Consolidation of tho overlapping
governmental and taxing bodies.
Recognition of women in tho may
Repeal of tho stato utilities law.
Personal liberty consistent with tho
rights of all clean sports.
Condemnation and taking over fly
tho city of any utility that is not
playing square with tho people.
Good wages for all city employes.
Suppression throughout tho city
ot haunts ot felons and places wliere
crime Is begotten and the driving out
of Chicago ot tho criminal classes.
Repeat of tho parole law. "Psycho
pathists and sentimentalists aro mak
ing a farco out of our criminal laws,"
Speedy execution ot tho public
works program along tho lines of tb.o
Chicago plan commission.
To make Chicago tho inter-oceanlc
city by pushing tho St. Lawrence
waterway project on ono end nnd tho
lakes to the gulf link on the other.
A business administration.
riedgo that if olected no tlmo will
bo dovoted to building up a political
An open door to tho mayor's offlco
at all hours ot all working days in
If elected stands pledged not to uho
tho mayor's ofllco to seek some other
Samo policy of conciliation be
tween labor and capital be has used
in his private business.
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Popular Judge of
GEO. B. HOLMES
Popular and Able Lawyer,
Strongest and Best Man in
Field for Municipal Court
Tho republicans will undoubtedly
nominate Gcorgo B. Holmes for Mu
nicipal court Judge, as ho is tho best
equipped man In tho race.
George B. Holmes is nn nblo law
yer, respected by bench, bar nnd
public. Ho should bo olected judgo of
tho Municipal court at tho April elec
tion, and he deserves tho votes ot
men of all parties on account of his
fitness for tho position.
To show his standing with his fel
low lawyers, it is only nccossnry to
call attention to tho fact that ho was
oudorscd by tho Chicago Bar Asso
ciation in tho last Bar primary, when
ho was placed eighth in a list ot
thirty-six in tho ballots cast.
Mr. Holmos Is very popular with
ail who knows li tin. Ho Is nlllllutcd
with a number of organizations, In
cluding tho South End Business Men's
Association, Society Santiago do
Cuba, Sons of Amoricnn Rovolution,
Thirty-Second Dogroo Mason, Fern
wood Lodgo, No. 238, I. 0. O. 1, Coun
ell X. U No. 1113, United Stntcs Re
volver Association, Illinois Stato Riflo
Association and is Past Division Com
mand or Illinois Division, Sons ot Vol
ernns. Mr. Holmes' wnr record: April 20,
180S, to Xovomhor 17, 1808, In tho
tronchos, slcgo and capture of Santi
ago do Cuba; sergeant Co, II, 1st Illi
nois Volunteer Infantry; wears two
war department medals; In recent
Mexican troublo, on staff ot adjt. gen
eral; joined Illinois Nntlonnl Guards
on Soptembor 1, 1800, ns n prlvato in
1st Regiment Infantry, and was pro
moted to corporal sergeant lieutenant,
nnd served on Major Abol Davis' staff
for five years.
Judgo John R. Cnvorly gives gen
eral satisfaction to tho public in tho
Municipal Court and grows moro
popular every day.
Thomas J. Wobb Coffoo, sold In
cans nt 30 cents por pound, Is the
housowlfo'H standard for excellent
quality. It Is tho coffoo that is popu
lar with everybody who has over used
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LOUIS L. EMMERSON.
Illinois Secretary of State Talked of for Governor.
the Circuit Court.
PORTATION Robert M. Swcitzcr, Democratic
caudldato for mayor, in n speech be
fore tho Chicago Lawyers' associa
tion at tho Morrison hotel mndo tho
definite nnd unqualified promlso that
his election for mayor would mean
the Improvement of tho transporta
tion scrvlco In tho city within ten
days. Ho outlined tho plans ho in
tended to inaugurate on tho day ho
took olllco to bring about this I in me
diate betterment of tho service
Mr. Sweltzer's speech In part fol
lows: "You nsk mo why I boliovo In tho
Chicago spirit. 1 answer I hnvo seen
it demonstrated, and demonstrated
within tho last two years. I hnvo
soon tho city of my birth nrouso from
lethargy at tho call of nation.
"Who that has scon theso things
can doubt that tho old Chicago spirit
exists and all that it is needed to
bring it forth Is Incentive- nnd leader
ship, "All tho things which I hnvo men
tioned wcro brought about without
tho leadership to which tho city was
entitled. Thero wiib no encourage
ment to tho city from its oxecutlvo
In fact, thero was discouragement.
Thero was no help offered from tho
innyor's olllco to tho citizens who woro
displaying tho old Chicago spirit
only criticism nnd interference Chi
cago proved hor grontness In spito
of its city administration, not becnuso
"What, then, can wo expect from
tho city when thero Is in tho mayor's
choir n man who will oncourago tho
Chicago spirit Instead ot discouraging
Taking up tho traction question, Mr.
Sweltzor said ho did not intend to
promlso miracles. Then ho added:
"I do soy that I will bettor tho
transportation service wliilo I am
socking my solution. Not in my
first year in olllco, not In my
flrst six months In olllco, not oven in
my ilrst month in olllco, but in my
first ton days in ofllco. I niaUo that
promlso becnuso I know tho provi
sions now In tho trnctlon ordinances
thnt call for better service bocauso
I know that thoso provisions enn ho
enforced by a mayor who has tho
will to enforce them, and becnuso I
know thnt tho provisions nro not be
ing enforced and that tho sorvlco can
bo improved Immeasurably."
ite tin l:
Count .Tomes Mlnotto, son-ln-lnw
of Louis F. Swift, the packer, who whs
Interned at Fort Oglethorpe ns nn nllen
enemy, has left the stockade In Geor
gia. Ho Is "somewhere In Arizona,"
npd report has It that ho Is living nt
an expensive hotel. Kxnctly where ho
Is the deportment of Justice ofllclnls
nt Washington refuse to reveal, but
they admit ho Is not n prisoner. As
sistant Attorney General Jnines Lord
O'Brien mys Mlnotto Is out on pnrolo
"under heavy bond nnd under constant
Mlnotto was token from Tort Ogle
thorpe to Xew York to give testimony
by deposition In the Colllnux cose, In
which tho former premier of Franco Is
charged with aiding Germany. Mr.
O'Brien Intimated thnt because of tho
sorvlco Mlnotto rendered to 1'ranco In
this case, nnd upon the suggestion of
France, ho wns paroled. Mr. O'Brien
asserted thero Is absolutely no danger
proximity to Mexico.
"MOVIES" TO REPLACE TEXTBOOKS
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per cent nttendnuco will bo nssured
nnd girls uwny from school then. They
bio for good seats, and they'll slay late
again. I'd like to bo u boy ugoln when
MnJ. Gen. Leonard Wood will bo
ofllclolly welcomed by Chicago when
ho arrives in February to take com
mand of tho central department of tho
United States army. The city council
has pnucd resolutions setting forth,
among other things, that "General
Wood typllles tho energy, vigor nnd
belligerent manhood of America, and
hns been ono of tho foremost advo
cates of nntlonal vrcporetlness, and Is
responsible In great tlcgreo for tho
fact that our army in tin; great world
war was properly olllcered, through his
advocacy of tho establishment of
civilian olllcors' training comps."
General Wood is llfty-nlne yenrn
of ago and entered the army in 1SS0
ns uu assistant surgeon, with tho rank
of first lieutenant. In 1808 Captain
Wood becumo colonel of tho "ltou;,'li
Riders," nnd In thu war with Spain
wns made brigadier general and then
major general. After serving us mili
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tary governor of Cuba ho was mndo major general of tho regular army. After
distinguished service In tho Philippines ho served, 1010-11, us the llrst chief
of stnfT of tho army. When war was declared he was not given n command
nbroad, but was mndo commander of thu newly created Southeastern depart
ment of tho army.
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tho young prince's grandfather or father would bo satisfactory to tho Ger
man people. But tho boy who has now disappeared might bo acceptablo to
Germans grown tired of uu effort to establish a republican form of govern
ment. Could ho then ho produced, In good shnpo and under favorablo aus
pices, who could soy what could bo tho result?
DURYEA WAR RELIEF FOR FRENCH
Mrs. Nino L. Duryca orgnnlzed tho
Duryea war relief at Dinnrd, France,
Immediately after hostilities began In
101-1. "Our work," bho bays, "Is now
moro essential thun over. Franco
needs help In getting to her feet. Sho
Is nt a low ebb and tho people In tho
wur-strlcken sections nro In direst
need of even the most essential house
hold gols. Our workers nro glad to
receive even tho cheapest things any
thing from cups and saucers to bed
ding. "Wo have n depot nt 0 East Thir
tieth street, Xew York, for thu receipt
of such articles, Wo hnvo also opened
a Jumble shop ot 1177 Fifth avenue, un
der the direction of Mrs, Daniel dies
ter French, who asks that there bo
sent thero for salu odds nnd ends of
silverware, photograph frames, em
broideries, clothing too good to bo
given nwny to tho poor, etc. Wo have
also nt that address it workroom whoro
garments nro cut out and prepared for mnklngj thoso are to bo bent to uuj
purt of tho country, sowed and returned."
III If. 3 III I
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OUT ON PAROLE
of Mlnotto escaping, desplto Arizona's
Motion pictures will tnko tho ploco
of textbooks In nil schools nnd col
leges, according to Thomas A. Edison.
"The only textbooks needed will bo for
tho teacher's own use," declares tho In
ventor of tho motlon-plcturo camera.
"Anything which can bo taught to
the car can bo taught better to tho
eye. Tho moving object on tho screen,
tho closest possible approximation to
reality, is almost tho samo as bringing
that object Itself before tho child or
taking tho child to Unit object.
"If tho government should estab
lish a film factory, with a special de
portment for distribution on n small
rental basis, and Introduco such nn
educational system so us to pay run
ning expenses, 1 vcnttiro to predict thnt
It would bring about a revolutionary
chango for tho better In our on tiro
"By making every clnssroom and
every assembly boll n niovio show 100
Why, you won't bo nblo to keep boys
'11 get thero ahead of time nnd scram
begging to see sumo of the films over
film teaching becomes universal."
The oldest son of tho former Ger
man crown prince has disappeared.
Report has It that monarchist oflicers
hnvo spirited him nwny nnd tho Kbert
"government" con find no traco of him.
"Prince" Wilhelm Is thirteen years old,
and being u minor ho cannot renounce
his rights to the Brandenburg throno;
nor can anyone else rcnounco them for
Is thero to ho another "Lost Dau
phin of Franco" romance? Tho unfor
tunate llttlii son of Louis XVI, who
may or mny not hnvo been dono to
denth In 1705 in tho Temple, bus
caused much stir In tho world. Thero
aro those who hellovo that Eleazcr Wil
liams of Green Boy, Wis., was the lost
dauphin. Ten years ago or so tho
French senate granted a pension to
one who claimed to bo a descendant of
Louis XVII, titular king of Franco.
In case of a revival of the Ger
mnn empire it is not likely that elthor
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GEORGE D. HOLMES,
Popular Republican Candidate for Judge of tho Municipal Court.
IS OUT OF THE RACE
James S. Mclnorncy, clerk of tho
Appollnto court and ono of tho prln- J
cipal backers ot the movement to
mnko Carter II. Harrison an inde
pendent candidate for mayor, dcclurcd
for Thomas Caroy for the Democratic
nomination for mayor.
Mr. Mclnerney'n statement follows:
"Tho situation In Chicago at this
tlmo is of such nature thnt I have for
a long tlmo seen tho necessity of hav
ing n man ot largo capacity fill tho
mayor's chair and In view ot this
thought I wns of tho llrm opinion that
Carter- II. Harrison was that man;
as his great cxperlcnco in municipal
affairs and his patriotism and ability
having been established nnd his hon
esty unquestioned, myself with n
lorgo number of other good citizens
of Chicago felt that this construction
lorlod after tho war, when grcnt
questions of public and vital impor
tance to tho peoplo ot Chicago will
bo solved that ho was tho man to fill
"However, slnco I hnvo Just received
a lottor from Mr. Harrison advising
mo that his duties in Franco will not
bo finished until after April 1, and re
questing mo not to bother about tho
mayoralty In his behalf, and nftcr
looking ovor tho situation in tho Dem
ocratic field, comprising two aspirants
and tholr rospecttvo abilities to fill
tho position nnd tho condition undor
which tholr candidacies woro launched
I hnvo concluded thnt Thomas Caroy,
with his vitBt oxporlonco in tho city
council and ns a substantial business
mnn, Is bottor fitted to discharge tho
duties of that ofllco than his oppo
nent, nnd I hnvo therefore concluded
to glvo him my humblo support and
request my frlonds and nil good citi
zens to do llkowlBO."
Chief Engineer McGovern of
Chicago Made General Man
ager of the Wisconsin
W. It. McGovern, formerly chlof en
gineer ot tho Central Group ot Boll
Tolophono Companies, of which tho
Chicago Tolophono Company Is a
part, has been promoted to tho post
Hon of general mnnagor of tho Wis
consin Tolophono Company with bond
quarters at Milwaukee IIo assumed
his now duties February 1st.
Mr, McGovern began his (telophono
enreor In 1800 with tho Erlo Systom,
which embraced tho Michigan, North
western, Southwestern and Cleveland
Tolophono Companies. In '1001 ho
wont with tho Wisconsin Tolophono
Company, holding various positions,
finally attaining to tho post ot chlof
Mr. McGovorn enmo to Chicago in
1012 to accopt tho appointment of
stato engineer for tho Chicago Tolo
phono Company' and tho Illinois
Division of tjio Central Union Tolo
phono Company. In 1010 ho , wns
promoted to chief cnglnoor and his
ofllcicnt sorvlces in this important
position resulted in his promotion to
tho gonornl managership ot tho Wis
consin Tolophono Company.
When war was declarod tho Boll
Systom was askod to secure men for
tho signal corps ot tho army. Mr.
McGovern organized two battalions
mndo up ot employes of tho Central
Group. About half of thoso men woro
rccrultod In Chicago. Mr. McGovorn
worked so rapidly that tho two bat
talions wore in tholr training camps
within n few weeks and ono of thorn
was In Franco early in 1018.
Mr. McGovorn is an associato mem
ber ot tho American Institute ot Elec
trical Engineers, a momber ot tho
Association of Commerce, tho Traffic
Club, and tho Electric Club ot Chi
Tho best placo in Chicago to buy
diamonds, as ovorybody knows, is at
T. N. Donnelly & Co.'s., 24 N. Dear
born street. For over forty years this
woll known and reliable houso has
boon at tho bead of tho diamond trade
ot Chicago, and the prices aro al
ways reasonable for the best goods
on tho market. '
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Recommends that Eight
Houses Be Denied
James W. Brecn, assistant corpo
ration counsel, who has conducted
the city law department's investiga
tion of tho connection between thea
ter owners nnd scalpers, has found
that eight downtown theaters hnvo
been so open in their violation ot tho
nntl-scnlplng ordlnnnco thnt they
should bo denied licenses.
Regarding Mr. Brcon's report Mr.
"From tho report it is apparent
that tho best scats in many of tho
theaters cannot bo purchased nt tho
box ofllccs of theaters by tho public
but on tho contrary, must bo bought
from scalpers at a prlco in excess ot
that charged at tho box ofllcos.
"Mr. Brcon in his roport Bays that
this is especially truo ot. tho Colonial,
Palace, Majestic, Olympic, Illinois,
Powers, Bluckstono and Auditorium,
nnd ho rccommcndB thnt licenses bo
rottiBcd to tho abovo theaters for tho
year of 1010. .
"In his report ho states thnt tho
manngors and employes ot tho Grand
Opora houso, La Sallo, Garrlck, Cort,
Pr'lncoss,' Studobnkor and Woods hnvo
'during tho last thrco months, mndo an
effort to coopcruto with tho municipal
authorities to mnko It difficult tor
scalpers or brokers to obtain tickets
to soil at a premium, and recom
mends that thoso theaters bo granted
licenses for tho year 1010 in accord
ance with applications now on file
"In regard to the Colonial, Illinois, (
Powers', Blnckstono, Palaco, Olympic,'
Majestic, and tho Auditorium I shall,
before any drastic measures nro rec
ommended by mo to tho mayor, call
in tho owners or manngors, ono nt
a time, and inform thorn ot tho com
plaints that bavo boon mndo nnd of
tho evldenco wo hnvo gathered which
tends to support theso complaints,
and glvo thorn nn opportunity to pre
sent, In writing or othorwlso, nny do
fenso they may desire to make
"After this is dono I will dotormino
what action I shall recommend to tho
Flvo bills for stato legislation to
bo askod by tho city woro prepared
by the law department. Tho' (bills
A city mnnagor.
Changes In tiio mothod ot select
ing city controller, city clork and
Consolidation of tho duties and of
fices of city controller and city
Nonpartisan election ot nldormon.
Consolidation of local governments.
A special commltteo ou stato legis
lation will pass on tho bills before
tho council is asked to act on thorn.
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