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ESmiSHED OCTOBER 5, 1889
oorporMed Vbiler the Lairs of Illinois.
ounded hr HKNItY P DONOVAN.
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'or a.11 classes of roadcra, Is devoted
to National, State and Local Pol.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1919.
PITY THE SMALL HOME OWNER.
Tho Common Council has deter
mined to levy a tax of $2.85 on ovory
$100 of real estate valuation.
It carefully nvolds levying a license
tax on 1,000 occupations that iuy no
state or city tax whatsoever.
Tho fact that most of tho nUlcrmcn
arc non-taxpayers makes this easy.
Tho small home owner will he
taxed to death.
THE CITY TAX RATE.
For soveral years tho city of Chi
cago has spent nioro than its revenue.
It is now proposed to ralso tho tax
rate to make good a dellclt that was
bound to occur sooner or later.
Thoro would bo more disposition to
sanction an increnso in taxes It tho
past record of tho city government
gavo more ovidenco of economical
administration. It may not bo truo
that the flnanco committee of tho city
council or its chairman is to blame
for this situation; hut it is obvious
that they havo not been able to pre
vent tho city administration from
overloading tho municipal budget or
from spending more thnn could bo
obtained from tho revenues.
In asking for an Increased tnx rate,
Mr. Klchort, tho chairman of tho
llnanco committee, suffors from tho
misfortune of tho past record of tho
city council. Tho city council has the
powor to put a check on expenditures;
but Ub attitude has not been suf
ficiently energetic to provent tho
administration from using tho public
revenues for its own purposos.
In order to justify a request for a
higher tax rato tho city council and
its flnanco commlttco must demon
strate a greater degrco of Indopond
once. If tho public rovenues nro to be
disbursed by tho city administration
without regard to question of economy
and without regard to tho doslres of
the city council, wo shall not ho will
ing to indorso an increased rato.
It is probably truo that tho city re
quires more rovonuo. When tho city
council demonstrates that It is cap
able of administering city funds in an
economical manner thero will bo no
disposition to withhold whatever rev
enues aro necessary.
JACOB A. HEY.
Jacob A. Hoy, for ton years n mora
bor of tho city council from tho 23rd
ward, died Wednesday at tho Chicago
Osteopathic hospital. Four months
ago ho contracted Influenza, and dia
betes with complications developed.
Mr Hoy had boon promlnont In Re
publican politics for years. In 1915 he
was a candidato for tho Republican
nomination for mayor.
Mr. Hey was unmarried. Ho was a
promlnont Mason and also was a
member of tho various German clubs.
DAR FOR 1919
Fob 25 Primary for city offices.
March 1, 1919 Last day to file with
the county clerk independent peti
tions for Judge of the Superior court
of Cook county and commissioner of
March 7, 1919 Last day to fllo with
tho city clerk independent petitions
for mayor, city treasurer, city clerk,
judge of municipal court (to fill va
cancy), and aldermen.
March 11 Registration for city
April 1 City olectlon and the elec
tion of one Superior court judgo In
Judge John R ('overly gives gen
eral satisfaction to the public in tho
Municipal ( ourt and grows moro
popular etery dav
wife Vt ' mKtzhiJ
fBt ?miL ,m MiMMll Mil i .. .VA, JLrCV
COLONEL B. A.
Merchant Miller, Capitalist
Thomas Carey, one of tho Demo
cratic aspirants for tho mayoralty,
Issued his platform. Thero nro eight
een planks, ns follows:
Condemnation of tho gas plant and
operation of a municipal plant, tho
snmo ns tho wator system.
Immedlato start on tho construc
tion of a thlrty-llvo mllo subway, to
bo owned nnd operated by tho city,
and built by tho city traction funds
Acquisition by tho city of tho sani
tary district water power and devel
opment of tho power at Brandon's
bridge, south of Jollet, tho power to
bo used in operntlng tho subway nnd
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 nil clonn sports.
Condemnation nnd taking ovor by
tho city of any utility that is not
playing square with tho people
Good wages for nil city employes.
Suppression throughout tho city
of haunts of felons and places whoro
crimo is bogottcn nnd tho driving out
of Chicago of tho criminal classes.
Ropeal of tho parolo law. "Psycho
pathlsts and sentimentalists aro mak
ing a fnrco out of our criminal lnws."
Speedy execution of tho public
works program along tho lines of tho
Chicago plan commission.
To mnko Chicago tho Intor-ocoanle
city by pushing tho St. Lnwronco
wntorwny project on ono end and tho
lakes to tho gulf link on tho other. '
A business administration.
Fledgo that if elected no tlmo will
bo devoted to building up a political
An open door to tho mayor's ofllco
at nil hours of all working days in
If elected stands pledged not to uso
tho mayor's ofllco to seek somo othor
Samo policy of conciliation be
tween labor and capital ho has used
III his prlvnto business.
Judgo Frank Johnston, Jr., is mnk
Ing a nno record on tho Circuit Court
Charles Krutckoff is ono of tho
most popular membors of tho Board
of Assossors. Ho always looks after
tho people 's interests.
John W. Eckhart, tho popular Dem
ocratic leader would mnko n good
governor of Illinois.
William II. Ilold..thn CAIv SmnVn
Inspector, is ono of tho most popular
men In public Ufo. Ho has a big fol
lowing nnd Is coming to tho front
rapidly In Ttopubllcan politics.
Clarence S. Plggott stands high nt
tho Bar and Is respected by tho poo
plo. Ho will bo a Judgo somo day nnd
In tho near future nt that.
Anthony D'Andren, tho popular pro
prietor of tho well known Capri Inn
restuurant, at 10 N. Clark street, Is
ono of tho coming men of Chicago.
Ho Is a born leader of men nnd with
his natural ability, splendid education
und host of frlonds Is bound to mako
his mark In public llfo. His restau
rant has won dosorvod fnmo on ac
count of tho oxcollenco of Its serv
ice. C. B. Willoy, president of tho big
C. h. Wllley Company, Is ono of tho
solid men of Chlcngo, Ho Is patriotic,
progressive and public spirited.
Dixon C. Williams, ono of tho finest
orators In tho Democratic party Is
growing In popularity. Ho wculd
mako an Ideal momber of congress If
ho would consent to run for tho office.
Prank Rico, general manager of the
Benjamin Electric Company, Is one of
tho progressive young business men
of Chicago Ho Is respected and pop
ular with everybody
and Republican Leader.
James S. Mclncrney, clerk of tho
Appellate- court nnd ono of tho prin
cipal backers of tho movoment to
mnko Carter II. Harrison an Inde
pendent candidate for mayor, doclnrcd
for Thomas Carey for tho Democratic
nomination for mayor.
Mr. Mclnomoy's statement follows:
"Tho situation In Chicago at this
tlmo Is of such naturo tlint I havo for
a long tlmo seen tho necessity of hav
ing n man of largo capacity fill tho
mayor's chair and In vlow of this
thought I was of tho firm opinion that
Carter H. Harrison was that man;
ns his great oxporlonco In municipal
affairs and his patriotism and ability
having been established and his hon
esty unquestioned, myself with n
lnrgo number of other good cltlzons
of Chicago folt that this construction
liorlod after tho war, whon great
questions of public nnd vital Impor
tance to the pcoplo of Chicago will
bo solved that ho was tho man to fill
"However, slnco I hnvo Just rccclvod
a letter from Mr. Harrison advising
mo that his duties In Franco will not
bo finished until after April 1, nnd re
questing mo not to bother about tho
mayoralty in his bohnlf, nnd nftor
looking over tho situation In tho Dem
ocratic field, comprising two aspirants
nnd tholr rcspcctlvo abilities to fill
tho position and tho condition undor
which their cnndidnclos were launched
I havo concluded that Thomas Carey,
with his vast oxporlonco In tho city
council and ns ti substantial business
innu, is bettor fitted to dlschnrgo tho
duties of that ofllco than his oppo
nent, nnd I hnvo thoreforo concluded
to glvo him my humblo support nnd
request my friends nnd all good citi
zens to do likewise."
DENNIS J. ECAN,
Popular Democratic Leader, Who la
Making Great Fight for Swoltzer.
Loud Demand That Finest East
and West Street on North Side
Be Made a Boulevard.
Addison atreot, tho longest, wldost
nnd best streot running oast and wost,
north of tho Chicago rlvor, should bo
made a boulovard. It is frco from
streot car tracks and is tho only real
boulovard street lofts and connects
three park systoms.
Former Aldorman P. F. Haynos and
City Treasuror Clayton F. Smith do
servo thanks for tl"i good work they
aro doing for Addison boulovard.
Frank Hogan, tho highly respoctod
presldont of tho Heco Envolopo Com
pany, would mako a good mayor. He
Is a man of groat oxocutlvo ability
and earnestness of purposo and he
numbers his frlonds by the thousand!.
F. II. Soubold, D. C, ono of tho
most promlnont chiropractors In Chl
cngo, offers to treat all soldlois and
sailors sufforlng from sciatica, rheu
matism, or kindred ailments froo of
charge Ills ofllco la in tho Stovons
building, 17 North Stato stroot.
III?? '- v'j I
senate by Senator Chamberlain of Oregon, chairman of the committee on
mllltnry nffnlrs, nnd by 1111 address by President George T. Page of the Amer
ican Unr HHsoclHtlon.
A GERMAN WHO
Maximilian Harden, editor of
Die Zukunft In Herlln, seems to bo the
only responsible iimu In Geiiniiny who
dnres spent; his mind. He writes In
uii Issue of his newspaper now at hand,
among other things:
"And I must add the fact that one
of them, the nil highest, nt once be
took himself to 11 foreign land, liven
the supremo war lord, before the con
clusion of pence, choe thu deserter's
path. This fnct must at last have
opened tho eyes of even Ihose who Ntlll
believed In that shimmering Idol.
"Now nil the ecret plotting! and
writings must-lip luought to the light.
. . . Hesitate no longer, ye who
now rule, to puhllnh thu unambiguous
proof In the iirc!ilcs, to unmask the
"Gcrmnns, you shall not, as yes
terday you did for princes, excellencies,
bunk president, ministerial directors,
today fawn unon the fnvor of work-.
ers and soldiers' councils. You shall bo
determined by your honest convictions,
anyone or not."
TO SUPPLANT TURKISH MISRULE
a case of ospih'lfhlng nicer whoro
up und thu formei Turkish soldiers
Is no pence, no snfjly, n'. ntMiranco
No one Is better qualified to speak
of tho American womnn's service In
tho war and of tho lied Cross as Amer
ica's Initial Instrument In carrying thu
iiK'ssngo of her sympathy and co-operation
to the people of France than Mrs.
Wllllnm K. Vandorbllt, who has re
turned home on a furlough of two
months nfter having been Vn tho war
zono for nenrly fur years,
She was In Franco nt the tlmo of
Germany's invasion. It was she who
was responsible for tho founding of
tho American Ambulance hospital, at
Noullly, now United States Military
' Hospital No. 1. What sho accomplish
ed during thoso llrst three horrlblo
years of the war Is past telling. It Is
sufficient to know thnt Mrs. Vnnder
bllt's nniiie has become, throughout
Franco nnd Italy, tho symbol of Amer
ica's highest typo of womanhood.
Mrs. Vanderbllt has run tho gamut
of women's war service, having known
AN AMERICAN RED CROSS LEADER
what It was, Innumerable times, to bo under lire, to sleep out of doors, to be
cold and hungry.
"Every American womnn over thero who wns thero for servlco nnd not for
n good lime, did whatever came to her to do," M10 says. "Wo all did any
thing thero was to do In tho curly days, not thinking about It ns doing disa
greeable work, but taking It ns a high pihllego to bo u smnll factor In this
great light for right."
URGES A GREAT
s ' A
n dues in Hung this ciumn'xh can
Theio never was a time when It wns
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Wllllnm K. Remit, United Stntes
senntor from Idaho, Is u prominent fig
lire Jut now In connection with n
probable congressional Investigation
if the general subject of courts-mar-tlul
In the United .States nrmy. Says
"So many complaints hnvo been
laid before me Hint I have nsked that
the war department furnish the sen
ate complete datu on nil court-mnrtlnl
case. After this has been obtained,
hearings may be necessary to brine;
out nddltlonnl facts. It Is my Intention
to nsk President Wilson to Issue n
general amnesty to nil prisoners con
victed nnd sentenced to prison by
courts-martini. This Is that we mny
take the tasto of the war out of our
mouths. It Is another step townrd our
old-time Ideals of' democracy nnd Jus
tice." The question hits also been brought
to public iittentlou by n speech In the
SPEAKS HIS MIND
decent fellows, letting your
nnd dell n care whether y
President Harry Pratt Judson of
tho University of Chicago, back from
a carefully planned trip through Persln
nnd Kuropenn Turkey, says thnt the
establishment of a totally new elWIIzn
lion und a government structure for
tho near Kust to supplant Turkish
rulo should not bo overlooked among
tho many problems to bo considered
by tho proposed league of nations. He
Miys : "Theru wero a thousand pictures
one could seo of conditions In Turkey,
or what, God willing, will never be
Turkey nguln. We found nil society
broken down; nil lis foundations worn
awny; people wandered In thu moun
tains, sleeping under wintry skies and
dying by the thousand, This Is tho re
suit of centuries of tyranny. Wo must
reconstruct society from the founda
tions. The problem Is not simply
shifting n society or government whoro
there Is ono already established; It Is
none exists. Turkish unities nro broken
havo become robbers nnd bandits. There
of llfo from duy to day.
Admiral Mayo, commnndcr In chief
of tho Atlantic fleet, Is an advocnto of
a big navy, a subject now engag
ing tho serious thought of tho country.
"Tho leaguo of nations Is rapidly
getting down to a sowing elrclo with no
means of enforcement nnd no Interna
tional police force. Now Is tho tlmo
to go tho limit In expanding our navy.
Congreiw should authorize tho con
struction of a number of capital ships,
leaving tho decision ns to typo, charac
ter, nrmor nnd speed to bo worked out
by tho naval experts. Wo can expand
now beenuso tho world expects It, but
to do It later might causo trouble and
It certainly would euuso Inquiry,
"Thero thould bo not less' than
8,000 officers In tho navy by 1020 and
tho complements of tho ships In both
officers nnd men should bo kept at war
iw iiitis.i !(, ItIV IVIIVU l.t'lllUt1'
ifo will bo up to our naval requirements!,
a 0 necessnry for us to bo prepared."
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BBKe jagg jBfe oIhl 1
T"' GEORGE B. HOLMES,
Popular Republican Candidate for Judge of the Municipal Court.
GEO. B. HOLMES
Popular and Able Lawyer,
Strongest and Best Man in
Field for Municipal Court
The republicans will undoubtedly
nominate Georgo I). Holmes for Mu
nicipal court Judgo, as ho Is tho best
equipped man in tho raco.
Georgo D.' Holmes Is an ablo law
yer, rospected by bench, bnr and
public. Ho Bhould bo elected judgo of
tho Municipal court at tho April olec
tlon, nnd ho deserves tho votos of
men of all parties on account of his
fitness for tho position.
To show his standing with his fol
low lawyors, It Is only necessary to
call attention to tho fact that ho was
ondorscd by tho Chicago Bar Asso
ciation In tho last liar primary, whon
ho was placed eighth In a list of
thirty-six In tho ballots cast.
Mr. Holmes Is very popular with
all who knows him. Ha Is affiliated
with a number of organizations, in
cluding tho South End Business Men's
Association, Society Santiago do
Cubn, Sons of Amorican Revolution,
Thirty-Second Degrco Mnson, Fern
wood Lodgo, No. 238, 1. O. O. F., Coun
cil N. U., No. 313, United States Re
volver Association, Illinois Stato Rifle
Association nnd Is Past Division Com
mandor Illinois Division, Sons of Vet
erans. Mr. Holmes' war record: April 20,
1898, to November 17, 1898, In tho
tronchos, slego and capturo of Santi
ago do Cuba; sergeant Co. II, 1st Illi
nois Voluntoor Infantry; wonrs two
war department medals; In rocont
Mexican trouble on stnff of adjt. gen
eral; jolnod Illinois Nntionnl Guards
on September 1, 1890, as a prlvato in
1st Roglmont Infantry, and wns pro
moted to corporal Borgoant lloutonnnt,
and sorved on Major Abol Davis' staff
for flvo years.
TOTAL VOTE BY WARDS
Following is tho totnl roglstorod
voto by wards:
7 1 32,710
30 .' 24,004
Grand Total 681,583
Flvo bills for stato legislation to
bo asked by tho city woro prepared
by tho law dopartmont. Tho 'bills
A city managor.
CImngos In tho method of select
ing city controller, city clerk and
Consolidation of tho dutlos und of
fices of city controller and city
Nonpartisan olectlon of aldormon.
Consolidation of local governments,
A special committee on stato legis
lation will pass on tho bills boforo
tho council Is asked to act on them.
Dixon C. Williams, tho well known
manufacturer, deserves well at tho
hands of tho Democratic party, Ho is
a born leader.
PORTATION Robert M. Swcitzor, Democratic
candldnto for mayor, in n speech be
fore tho Chicago Lawyers' associa
tion nt tho Morrison hotel mndo tho
definite nnd unqualified promlso that
his election for mayor would moan
the improvement of tho transporta
tion servlco in tho city within ton
days. Ho outlined tho plans ho in
tended to inaugurate on tho day ho
took ofllco to bring about this Immo
dlnto betterment of tho service
Mr. Swcltzor's speech in part fol
lows: "You nsk mo why I bollovo in tho
Chicago spirit. I answer I havo scon
It demonstrated, nnd demonstrated
within' tho Inst two years. I havo
seen tho city of my birth nrouso from
lethargy at tho call of nation.
"Who that has seen theso things
"nn doubt that tho old Chicago spirit
oxlBts nnd nil that It is nccdod to
bring it forth is inccntivo nnd leader
ship. "All tho things which I hnvo men
tioned woro brought about without
tho leadership to which tho city was
entitled. Thoro wns no encourage
ment to tho city from Its oxecutivo
In fact, thoro was dlscouragomont.
There was no help offorcd from tho
mayor's ofllco to tho cltlzons who woro
displaying tho old Chicago spirit
only criticism and Interference. Chi
cago proved her greatness In splto
of Its city administration, not becauso
."What, then, can wo bxpect from
tho city whon thoro Is in tho mayor's
chair a man who will encourago tho
Chicago spirit instead of discouraging
Taking up tho traction quostlon, Mr.
Sweltzor said ho did not intend to
promlso mlrnclos. Then ho added:
"I do sny that I will bettor tho
transportation servlco whilo I nm
scoktug my solution. Not in my
first year in office, not In my
first six months in ofllco, not oven in
my first month in ofllco, but In my
llrst ton dnys in ofllco. I mnko that
promlso bocauso I know the provi
sions now in tho traction ordinances
that call for bolter servlco, because
I know that thoso provisions can bo
enforced by n mayor who has tho
will to enforco them, and bocauso I
know that tho provisions nro not be
ing enforced nnd that tho servlco can
bo Improvod immeasurably."
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