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C. HELMER JOHNSON,
Popular Member of the Bar.
Charles E. Merrlain, candidate (or
the Republican mayoralty nomination,
urges the necessity of Chicago elect
ing n mayor who can command tho
confidence of both tho city and tho
Htato In order that tho city's demand
for homo rule may recclvo Just con
sideration In tho state constitutional
convention. Captain Merrlnm pointed
to his record as a city legislator as u
guaranty that ho will bo ablo to press
Chicago's claims with expectation of
a friendly hearing. Ho Issued a state
ment sotting forth In nomo dctnll hla
views on tho subject of homo rulo.
"A necessary plank In u Chicago
platform Is homo rulo In local affairs,"
Capt. Merrlam said. "Chicago's gov
ernment was mndo away back hi 1870,
and slnco then thcro havo boon so
many changes in tho world thnt tho
old patched up plan Is no longer ado
(juate. Chicago has outgrown tho law
which fifty years ago was good
enough. What other business In town
Is run on an 1870 hauls?
"Wo ought to havo tho power to
mako our own city charter as wo
want It; to adopt n non-partisan elec
tion system, if tho people wIrIi it; to
say what tho machinery of local gov
ernment Hhall bo, if wo caro to chongo
It; to mako whatovcr local rules and
regulations wo want, subject, of
course, to tho general laws of tho
stato. It is ridiculous, or would bo It
It wcro not so serious, that Chicago,
tho fourth city In tho world, should
bo obliged to run down to tho stato
legislature for ovory llttio chnngo In
ito mnchlnery or to got any additional
power nocossary to keep up with tho
"Theso Chicago roquoBts not only
tako up tho tlmo of tho legislature
unnecessarily, but tho lack of local
authority to doal with local uffalrs
Interferes with tho growth of tho city,
with tho business dovolopmont of tho
community nnd with tho dally comfort
of our people. It Is high tlmo that
Chicago bo given authority to meet
tho modorn situation.
"Particularly bUfiht Chicago to havo
full control ovor its public utilities
gas, electric light, streot and olovatcd
railways and t'olophonos If not under
fodoral regulation. In 1913 I was In
tho front ranks of thoso who wcro
fighting for greater control over local
utilities In Chicago, hut tho pcoplo
wero not fully aroused at that tlmo
and such power as Chicago had was
weakened by tho law thon passed.
"I am suro that ovory man or
woman who digs down for nn extra
penny on tho 'W or puzzles over tho
peculiar gas bills now knows what
homo rulo means and how Important
It Is to him or hor personally. Tho
fact Is that Chicago understands these
local questions bettor than tho stato
outside, and wo would bo bottor satis
fied with our own conclusions any
way. "Slnco tho passage of tho Muollcr
law local control over utilities has
been understood by all sides In Chi
cago to Include legal nnd financial
power to own nnd operato utilltlos If
and when the public desires to adopt
such a policy. Tho purposo of giving
such authority is to placo in tho city's
hands tho power to tako whatever
courso regarding public utilltlos tho
pcoplo may doom oxpedtcnt. Thcro
has been no disagreement on this
point for many years. Of courso, con
stitutional changes nro necessary to
bring this about nnd should bo se
cured. "Homo rulo Is now moro Important
than ovor bocnuso tho stato constitu
tional convention Just approved by
tho pcoplo will soon moot. In that
body tho fato of Chicago for tho noxt
generation will bo decided. If wo fall
to obtain thero tho powor wo need,
then tho door will bo closed for prob
ably another fifty years. To a very
largo extent tho outcome will depend
on tho noxt mayor of Chicago. Wo
can count, I nin sure, on tho gonorous
cooperation of Gov. Lowden in an
effort to holp our city. If tho mayor
commands tho conlldcnco of tho poo
plo of Chicago and of tho cntlro stato
of Illinois, it will bo possiblo to obtain
what tho city needs. If tho mayor can
present tho city's caso clearly and
effectively, and if tho stato trusts him,
Chicago will obtain tho measuro of
local government to which wo nro en
titled. Our citizens should rcalizo tho
situation boforo tho opportunity has
knocked and gono nway.
"Tho samo thing Is truo of tho legis
lation which Chicago rcqulros from
year to year. Chicago's ability to ob
tain favorablo consideration for her
measures doponds largely on tho
mayor, who is proporly regardod as
tho spokesman of tho community. It
ho commands tho respect nnd conll
dcnco of tho stato ho will go far; but
If not, tho road is a rocky ono. I
know this from porsonnl oxporionco,
for no man has fought hardor for
Chicago legislation at Springfield than
I hnvo during tho last ton years. Many
a liard Journoy havo I mado to Spring
field with me.n llko Aid. Rlchort, Lit
tler, McConnlck, Koarns, Komor, Cap
Itnln, Fisher, BollfuDs, Sltts, Llpps,
Nanco and others, only to moot an
invisible barrier which kopt us back
from noccssnry Chicago legislation.
"A homo rulo plank in n platform
is of llttio vnluo unless wo know who
Is back of It. My guaranty Is many
years of practical. exporlenco In tho
city council and at Sprlngfiold work
ing for tho measures necosHnry to tho
growth and development of Chicago."
Democrats nro praising tho good
work nlroady done by Dennis J. Kgnn,
tho populor Clilof llallllf of tho Munic
ipal Court for Hobort M. Swoltzer.
Kgnn U on of tho best organizers In
tho Domocratio party. Ho has a na
tural talent for organization work
nnd the wplendld lino up nt Swoltzer
headquarter1" sponks well for his abil
ity and loyalty to his party.
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Popular Democratic Candidate for Mayor.
Independent on April 1.
Cnrtor II. Harrison.
Primaries February 25.
Thomas Caroy, Robert M. Swoltzer
Wllllnm Halo Thompson, Capt Chas.
K. Morriam and Judgo Harry Olson.
ILLINOIS STATE COUN
CIL OF DEFENSE
Samuol Insult, Chairman.
B. F. Harris, Vlco Chairman.
J. Ogdon Armour, Treasurer.
Rogor C. Sullivan, Secrotary.
Dr. Frank Hillings, Mrs. Josoph T.
Nowen, Itogor C. Sullivan, John
II. Harrison, Lovy Mayor, John
O. Oglesby, V. A. Olandor, David
E. Shannhnn, John A. Spoor, Fred W.
Uphnin, Charles H, Wackor, John II.
Walkor, 13. W. Lloyd, Assistant Sec
retary. Chairmen of Committees.
Food, Fuol and Conservation J.
Labor John II. Walkor.
Engineering and Inventions Frodk.
Military Affairs John 01. Oglosby.
Publicity Samuel Insull.
Survey of Man Power Victor A.
Womon's Organizations Mrs. Jos.
Health Dr. Frank Billings.
Legislation nnd Law Lovy Mayor.
Coordination of Sociotles Fred W.
Auditing David E. Sbanahan.
Chiropractic What It Is.
Chiropractic (Klro-prak-tlk) Is tho
Sclonco of locntlng ttho coubo of dis
ease and tho Art of romovlng it by
adjusting the splno, which relieves
prossuro on tho nerves nnd nllows
naturo's llfospark, or norvo onorgy, to
flow freely to and from tho brain.
Tho cause of disease, as tho Chiro
practor finds it, Is a subluxation of ono
or moro of tho vortobrao which dco
crenso tho slzo of tho oponlng through
which tho spinal norves pass, and
lmplngo or press thorn, henco shut off
n portion of tho nervo supply to tho
ortrans or pnrts, and tho result will bo
disease, deranged functional activity.
A normal nervo supply to any organ
or part of tho human body gonorntes
normal function nnd maintains hoalth.
In adjusting tho vortobrao to ro
leiiso tho prossuro, tho Chlropructor
uses nnd needs nothing but his hands.
Tho vliolo object of his work Is com
pleted when this prossuro Is romoved.
Nnturo docs tho curing. In samo cases
dally adjustments aro necessary for a
tlmo. In other cases, howovor, throo
adjustments a week will bring splen
did results. Tho Chiropractor should
bo tho Judge as to tho frequency of
"No mnttor how strango, unusual,
or oven opposed to established cus
tom or belief an idea mny bo, it its
claims provo to bo In harmony with
all tho essential fpctatconcernlng tho
subjoct to which tho Idea is rotated,
it Is truo and valuablo and should bo
accopted." Investigate nnd Interview
F. IT. Seubold, D. C, 1430 Stovenc
nidg , Chicago, and bo convinced.
City Treasurer Clayton F. Smith
has been Indorsed by tho Twenty
olghth Ward Democrats for tho aider
manic scat mado vacant by Alderman
Hnrry 15. Littlor's election to tho sant
tnry district board. Ho has ngrcod to
Department of Trade and Commerce.
Director William H. Boys, Stroator,
Assistant Director James S. Bald
win, Decatur; $4,000.
Suporlntondent of Insuranco Fred
W. Pottor, Albion; ?5,000.
Fire Marshal John Camber, Otta
Chief Grain Inspector Walter E.
Schmidt, Chicago; $5,000.
Department of Finance.
Director Omar H. Wright, Bolvl
Assistant Director Everett II.
Tripp, BeivUfiTo; $4,200.
Administrative Auditor Joseph C.
Mason, Chicago; $4,800.
Supcrlntendont of Department Re
ports A. T. Splvoy, East St. Louis;
Department of Agriculture.
Dlroctor Charles Adkins, Boment;
Assistant Director H. II. Parko,
Suporlntondent of Foods and Dairies
John B. Nooman, Elgin; $4,800.
Suporlntondent of Animal Industry
W. W. Wright, Toulon; $3,C0O.
Chief Votorinarlan A. T. Peters,
Chief Gamo and Fish Warden
Ralph F. Bradford, Pontlac; $3,600.
Department of Labor.
Director Barney Cohon, Chicago;
Assistant Director Burt C. Bean,
Chlof Factory Inspector Robort S.
Janos, Florn; $3,000.
Superintendent of Freo Employment
Ofllcos W. O. Lowman, Danville;
Chlof Inspector of Trlvnto Employ
ment Agencies John J. McKonna,
Department of Mines and Minerals.
Director Evan D. John, Carbon
Assistant Dlroctor Mnrtln Bolt,
Department of Public Works and
Dlroctor Losllo D, Putorbaugh, Peo
Assistant Director Thomas G. Von
num. Wntsokn; $4,000.
Suporlntondont of Wntorwoys Wil
liam L. Sacltott, Morris; $5,000.
Suporlntondont of Printing H. L.
Williamson, Sprlngfiold, $5,000.
Suporlntondont of Purchases nnd
Supplies Ilonry H. Kohn, Anna;
Suporlntondont of Highways S. E.
Brndt. Do Knlb; $5,000.
Superintendent of Pnrls Frank D.
I-owmnn, Sandwich; $2,500.
Department of Public Welfare.
Director Charles II. Thorno, Chi
Assistant Director James E. Mc
Cluro, Carllnvlllo; $4,000.
Fiscal Supervisor Frank D. Whlpp,
Suporlntondont of Charities A. L.
Bowon, Sprlngfiold; $5,000.
Suporlntondont of PrlsonB John L.
Whitman, Chicago; $5,000.
Superintendent of Pnrdons nnd Ta
rolos Wllllnm Colvln, Sprlngfiold;
Department of Health.
Dlroctor Dr. C. St. Clair Drako,
Suporlntondent of Lodging Houso
Inspection William H. McCulloch,
Department of Registration and Edu
cation. Dlroctor Francis W. Shepardson,
Superintendent of Registration
Fred C. Dodds. Sprlngfiold; $4,000.
Judge John tiarton Payno makes a
plendld President of the South Park
Tho establishment of a city bureau
charged with tho duty of providing
employment for soldiers nnd sailors
incapacitated by wounds or sickness
for their former vocations was
pledged Robert M. Swoltzer, Demo
cratic candidate for mayor.
"I feel assured that this country is
facing tho greatest ora of prosperity
it has known," ho said. "In loss than
a year I oxpoct to soo Chicago mako
tho greatest industrial progress in Its
"However, I feel just as cortain that
thoro is going to bo a period of transi
tion, when wo aro passing from war
tlmo prosperity to pcaco tlmo pros
perity, during which tirao unusual
efforts must bo mado to nogotlato tho
"Ono of my first duties as mayor of
Chicago will bo to tako immedlato
stops to provldo for this period of re
adjustment. I havo already outlined
somo of tho things which can bo dono
Immediately. I havo promised that I
would immediately put to work tho
$14,000,000 which has been voted on
bond issues and which has been loft
lying idlo in tho city treasury.
"I hnvo also promised that I would
Immediately bring pressure to bear
to soe that tho work on tho now
Union station and tho Illinois Central
terminal, for which prlvato corpora
tions will pay, shall start at onco.
"I beliovo that in this way that wo
will bo ablo to provido work for ov
ory ono who Is really looking for It
nnd Is ablo to perform it.
"Thoro is another class, howovor,
for which wo must provldo. Many of
tho boys who wero rcsponsiblo for
our great victories in tho fight for
democracy aro returning to this
country wounded and Incapacitated
for tho employment which thoy loft.
"I feel that tho noxt mayor of Chi
cago will bo charged with tho solomn
duty of providing for theso boys. I
Intend immediately after my election
as mayor to establish a city bureau
which will undcrtnko to find work for
theso boys. I am suro that I will
havo tho cooperation of tho business
men of tho city, nnd with tholr aid I
can promlso thorn thnt no man will
suffer for tho part ho played in win
ning tho war."
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