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0:VEnsiTY OF ILLMois UfiRAHV
MAR 14 1919
Bntrc) as 6teond Clan Matter October
Offlrt at Chicago. Illinois, under Act
THIRTIETH YEAH, NO.
Democratic Leader Returns From Florida
and Throws Himself Heart and Soul
Into Battle to Elect Sweitzer
Predicts Victory for the Regular Democratic Nomi
nee and Says That It Is Either
Sweitzer or Thompson
Roger C. Sullivan, the Democratic
leader, returned from Palm Bench,
Fin., on Monday, and at once threw
himself heart and bouI Into the fight
to elect Hobort M. Sweitzer mayor.
"I am back homo to do all I can for
tho oloctlon of Hobort M. 8woltzor,"
said Mr. Sullivan in a typewritten
Htatcmont that Issued from hla offices.
"Nothing but Illness In my family pre
vented my being hero for tho prl
'roarles. "Sweitzer will bo elected If tho
people of Chicago linvo tho dcslro for
I hotter government, amd tho intelligence
to vote for it, which I bollovo they
have. Novor havo they had a clianco
to make up tholr minds so oaclly about
candidates . for mayor; novor has
thoro boon so llttlo of sldo Issues to
dlvort attention from tho muln ques
tion. "Swoltzor or Thompson for mayor
that is tho only quoBtlon beforo tho
pooplo. All of tho facts on which to
baso an answer arc beforo thorn. Any
body who protonds that othor candi
dates or Issues nro at stako is either
fooling hlmsolf or maliciously trying
to cheat the public.
"Wo havo had four years of Thomp
son us mayor. By tho record wo know,
if wo aro not blind and doaf that four
yoars moro of him would mean tho
samo kind of n moss that wo havo
boon having In city affairs.
"Wo havo hud eight years of Swolt
zor In an important public office. Dy
that record ho Is a faithful, officlont
administrator of public affairs who
can bo dopondod upon to koop his
plodgos to tho people and to carry out
"No republican or indopondont who
honestly wants good govornmont for
his city can hosltato to support Swolt
zor, for tho questions and principles
on which tho great partios divido nro
not at issue in this election. And suro
ly no domocrat can And an honest ox
cuso for supporting anybody but
"Hoyno's candidacy Is not taken
"Tho only question before tho peo
ple, I ropoat, Is whothor Chicago
wants Swoltzor and hotter govern
ment or Thompson and four yoars
moro of tho samo. Everything thnt 1
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Work of Illinois
Hills for tho purposo of placing tho
employes in Cook county feo officos,
tho employes of tho Sanitary District
of Chicago and thoso of tho Municipal
Court of Chicago undor tho merit sys
tem havo beon introduced by Repro
sontntlvo Theodora K. Long.
Qno of tho bills, covering most of
tho Cook county employes who nro not
now under civil sorvlco, was drafted
by tho Civil Service Reform Associa
tion of Chicago, it is virtually the
samo measure introduced nt tho in
stanco of that organization two yoars
ngo and provides for tho administra
tion of tho county's civil sorvlco sys
tem by ono civil sorvlco commissioner,
who hlmsolf is to bo solocted by a
civil sorvlco examination. His salary
Is fixed at $5,000 por annum. This
bill forbids any person holding a posi
tion In tho county classified sorvlco
I argert Weekly Cfccuktion Among
People ef hfcomc and Sftudhej
11, 1889, at the Poat
of March 3. 1171.
Office of Publication,
179 W. Washington St., Chicago, III.
$2 Per Year In Advance.
can do will bo dono to olect Sweit
zer." SWEITZER VOTE
GAINS 1,000 ON
Tabulation of tho voto cast at tho
primary election resulted in slight
gains in tho voto for all of tho loading
candidates for mayor and one of moro
than 1,000 in tho total voto for Rob
ert M. Sweitzer, tho Democratic nom
inee Tho total voto, which is shown
by tho tabulation, which will prob
ably bo declared official tomorrow,
Men Women Total
Thompson ....81,783 42,411 124.194
Olson G2.C03 31,051 81,254
Mcrrlum 10,297 7,399 17,780
Thompson's plurality, 39,940.
Sweitzer 70,711 39,880 110,507
Caroy 33,481 11,701 48,182
Hoidolmolor ... 1,031 290 1,321
Swoltzor's plurality, 72,115.
Tho count in tho Twenty-fourth
wnrd gave Aid. Roodor n lend of forty
eight votes over Josoph rionko in tho
nomocrntlo primary. In tho Twonty
ninth wnrd tho count gnvo former
Aid. Oolomblowskl a plurality of 108
over Aid. Hrubec.
Thoso nro tho only wnrds in which
tho results woro close
Aid. limbec filed n petition to n re
count of tho votos in Uio county court,
rionko Is expected to do likewise.
PRIMARY LAW CHANGE
Plans of tho administration for radi
cal amendment of tho primary laws
woro hastily countermanded iy Gov
ernor Lowden, after a conforonco with
Socrotnry of State Louis Emmerson,
just returned from Washington.
Tho administration, through tho
elections -commission had plannod to
introduce tho bill amending tho pri
mary law In tho General Assembly this
Briefly, It contemplated leaving tho
nomination of Govornor and United
States senators, congressmen, mom-
to permit tho uso of his nnmo for
nomination or oloctlon to any public
officoj to tako an actlvo part in any
political campaign; or to circulate any,
candidate's petition j or to work at
A alternative measure was drafted
by tho presort Cook County Civil
Sorvlco Commission. It is practically
tho so-called compromise bill which
was evolved at tho 1917 session, It
provldos for n board of thrca civil
sorvlco commissioners at a salary of
$4,000 each por annum, to bo ap
pointed by tho prosldont of tho County
Board, with tho consent of n majority
of tho members of that body.
A third Cook County Civil Sorvlco
hill introduced by Representative Lu
cius, has as its distinctive feature a
scattored powor of appointment, so
far as tho throo Civil Sorvlco Commis
sioners for which It makes provision
nro concorned, The Lucius bill would
nllow tho prosldont of tho County
Board to appoint ono member of tho
commission hut would leavo tho ap
pointment of tho othor two, commis
sioners to tho Govornor and to tho
Circuit Court judgos of Cook county,
r l,--W --' 1
bers of the Legislature,' mayors and
aldermen to u people's primary.
It proposed, howevor, that puroly
ministerial offices, suoh as secretary
of stato, state treasurer, county and
city clerks and treasurers bo named
Secretary Emmerson and State
Treasurer Fred Storllng woro sont
Inst week to Washington to consult tho
Illinois Congressional delegation con
corning this plan.
Mr. Emmerson roported to tho Gov
ornor tho delegation belloved radical
nmondmont of tho prlmnry law at this
tlmo would bo Inadvisable.
Tho unanimous opinion of tho con
gressmen is said to havo boon that
tho peoplo woro not yot ready for such
a chango and that it would bo suicidal
for tho Ropubllcan party to sponsor
such a movo.
Nicholas J. Quirk, tho famous Chi
cago wood engraver and ono of tho
best in tho United States, has. en
graved a wood out of Theodora Rooso
volt that Major Edward B. Clark, U. S.
A., former Washington correspondent
of the Chlcngo Evening Post and In
tlmato of Col. Roosovolt, says Is tho
most characteristic picture of tho for
mer Prosldont ho has ovor seen.
INDEPENDENT' IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
CHICAGO, 8ATUBDAX, MAIIOII
Able Alderman Should Be Re
elected to the City Council.
His Honorable Record.
Tho Chicago Englo In common with
Its fellow citizens earnestly desires
to boc Alderman Edward P. Cullorton
reelected to tho City Council from tho
Eloventh Wnrd. Tho public record of
this able man Is ono that redounds to
tho credit of hlmsolf and tho honor
of the city ho has served, so well.
Alderman Culterton Is tho Dean of
Chlcngo Alderman. His service In
tho City Council has been almost con
tinuous since 1872. In. every emer
gency that faced tho municipality, his
sage ndlce and dauntless courago
havo aided Chicago through her diffi
culties. To print a record of tho
great civil achievements which Al
derman Cullorton Inaugurated would
fill a page and then the story would
only be halt told. Ho helped put tho
city on Its feet after tho Great Firo
of 1871. Ho aided it to regain Its fi
nancial crodlt ns chairman of tho
Finance commltteo after the awful
panic of 1873. In every crisis since ho
has been at tho front battling for tho
people's rights and upholding the city's
honor. Ho is Invaluable, in the board
of aldermen just at this time. Tho
people of tho ElcvontbXWnrd will do
the people of tho wholofclty a service
by reelecting him.
ROGER C. SULLIVAN.
Who Has Return ed to City to Make
DAR FOR 1919
March 1, 1919 Last day to fllo with
tho county clerk independent peti
tions for Judgo of tho Suporlor court
of Cook county and comraisslpnor of
March 7, 1919 Last day to fllo with
tho city dork Indopondont petitions
for mayor, city treasurer, city clerk,
judgo of municipal court (to fill va
cancy), and nldormon.
March 11 Registration for city
April 1 City election and tho oloc
tlon of ono Suporior. court Judgo In
Re-elect Edward P. Cullorton to tho
City Council from tho Eloventh Ward.
He is honestublo and tryo.
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LAWYERS FOB BOB
Leading Members of Bar Endorse Dem
ocratic Candidate for Mayor at
the Ensuing Election
Thompson Asks and Receives Support of the Re
publican Managing Body, Which Ap
points Committees to Help
Mitchell D. Follansbec, former presi
dent of the Chicago Bar Association,
was elected prosldont of tho Lawyers'
Robert M. Sweitzer Club, nn organiza
tion that Is going to bo an actlvo
forco In tho mayoral oloctlon battlo of
April 1. Ho is a Republican In na
tional politics. Gcorgo L. Baker was
Fight for Swelt
named tho sccrotary of tho club, Mr.
Bakor is socrotnry of tho Iroquois
Club. Tho following lawyors wore
named as vlco presidents:
M. L. Igoo, John J. Peckham, Fran
cis B. Allogrottl, Joseph A. Mclnor
noy, Martin J. Isaacs, Arthur
Manning. Harry J. Ganoy, Wil
liam J. Lindsay, Edmund S. Cum
mings, Julius P. Smlotnnkn, John J.
Sonstoby, Goorgo A. Bnsta, John B.
Light, William Rothmann, Harry J.
Ganoy, Jns. Clarko Joffory, Eugono
Iluss, Fred A. Fischoll, William Me
Klnloy, Dolta I. Jnrrett, Goorgo A.
Trudo, James II., Kelly, Honry M.
Slmbad, Arthur B. Mazurk, Otto
Korner, David D. Stansborry, Silas II.
Strawn, Bon J. Altholmer, Charlos II.
Harvard, Donald L. Morrill, Lyndon
Evans, Evorott R. McPnddon, Nich
olas R. Finn, Hiram T. Gllhort, D. J.
Normoylo, Josoph L. Llsack, Charles
J. Mlchal, Otto A. Jnburok, Joseph
Executive Commlttoo Jns. O. Jof-
Entered as Second Class Matter October 11, IMS, at tM
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of Mareti t, Mn
fcry, Hugh J. Kcarns, Irene Lefkow,
Roswell B. Mason, William Tracy
Alden, Lenorn Meder, Colin II. Fyffe,
Joseph 1. Mnhonoy.
Nine Men Named to Conduct
Campaign for Thompson.
Mayor Thompson went beforo tho
Republican city commltteo members
Monday afternoon In tho Hotel La
Salle and usked that they take hold
of his campaign, as "duly constituted
officials of tho party." The mayor
came in from Sulphur Springs, near
Ottawa, to talk to thorn, and left
again after tho meeting to remain
there for tho rest of tho week. Ho Ih
coming back to stnrt his election
speaking canvass next Monday.
A campaign committee of nine was
named, thrco from each of the fac
tions, and Statu Sonator Francis 1.
Brady Is to bo In ehnrgo of this body,
having direct charge of tho campaign.
Tho committee Is mndo up of tho fol
lowing, by groups:
Brundngo group Homer K. Galpln,
Robert H. Levy, George K. Schmidt.
Thompson group Krancls I Brndy,
William II. Reld, August W. Miller.
Ucnecu group Thomas J. llealy,
Jojoph P. linns, Lewis 1). Sltts.
"Pactional and personal differences
havo beon settled by n majority of the
mnn nnil woman voters of Chicago In
tho recont primary," said tho mayor,
according to tho typewritten state
ment of his remarks that was given
"1 am sincerely confident thnt Chi
cago will glvo u heavy republican ma
jority to Its candidates In tho coming
municipal election. 1 bollovo the ten
dencies of tho times point to such a
result. With tho war period closod
and n reconstruction era confronting
us, sound conditions of prosperity for
both labor and capital can only bo re
established and tho Industry of Amort
en adequately guarded, through tho
enactment of a republican protective
tariff law by a republican congross
and a return to tho tiinu-testcd poli
cies of tho roptiblicun party.
"I submit that no American nlllclnl
has over boon subjected to more un
merciful opposition than that to which
I havo, from within tho party ns well
as without. Yot I sa to you goulle
men, frankly and freely, that I bear no
malice, seek no vengeance anil hold
IN THE CITY COUNCIL
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
By a voto of 01 to 21 tho Council or
dered tho llnnnco commltteo to npply
for n $2.25 tax into. While tho Coun
cil previously Indorsed n $2.35 rnto,
Monday's action merely provonts tho
parks and Judgments tnxes from be
ing used for othor purposes, ns would
bo dono under tho $2.35 rato, since this
Includos both sninllor tax rates.
In tho passngo.of on ordlnanco nu
thorlzlng fraternal and similar organ
izations to conduct dnncosonco a year,
until 3 n. in., tho old bar permit or
dlnanco has been rovtved.
Whllo that mcasuro specified liquor
could bo sold nt tho dances, tho now
ordlnanco makos no restrictions ex
copt that application for a permit to
hold tho dnnco must bo mndo to tho
city collector throo days boforo it Is
to bo given. Only nlno nldormon
voted against tho ordlnanco.
After years of dolay tho Hogewlsch
surfneo lino oxtonslon Is to bocomo
renllzed, An ordlnanco wns approved
dlrootlng tho Cnlumot and South Chi
WHOLE 2s L-MB ICI 1 5J$J
not even a suspicion of a desire to
thwart tho ambition or obstruct tho
purpose of any other republican."
HOLDS UP AP
POINTMENTS The county board deferred approval
of the appointments of President Rein
berg. Ho renamed Henry A. Zondor,
superintendent of public service; Wit
Ham II. Ehoninnn, county agent;
Michael Zlmmor, warden of tho county
hospital; Henry L. Bnlloy, superinten
dent of tho OakForcst institutions;
Eric 13. Hull, co'unfy architect, aiid
Peter J. Ellort, committee clerk.
There was no discussion. Tho mo
tion was mndo by Commissioner
Tho reason for tho delay has not
been authoritatively mndo public, but
It Is understood thnt It Is backed by
tho majority of tho board who recent
ly started after tho president. It so
happens that the board cannot nnmo
thrso department heads.
H0YNE WILL STICK
State's Attorney lloyne declared
that when he announced his candidacy
It meant that ho would bo a candidate
until tho votes are counted on April 1.
"Of course it would not help tho
situation any It would not help thoso
who want to clean out the gnngH thnt
am now running Chlcngo to havo
both Mr. Harrison and myself In tho
flold, dividing tho Independent vote,"
Mr. lloyno halil "Hut whether his
friends fllo a petition for him or not, I
um satisfied that when he gets homo
nnd looks over tho situation ho will
como out In support of my candidacy.
However, I shall bo In this fight until
tho votes aro counted on election day.
and I bollovo I will have tho support
not only of Mr. Harrison, but of nearly
nil his close friends.
"Tho only effect tho plan of Mr. Me
Kenna and his associates to fllo n peti
tion for Mr. Harrison at this time
might havo would bo to slow up my
campaign plans temporarily. My Judg
ment Is thnt Mr. Harrison will not ho
n candidate "
Ono of the very best Aldermen In
the City Council Is Edward P. Cullor
ton cago Rnllwav Company to build tho
Hogowlseh lino from Burloy avonuo
and 123d streot, to Bralnard uvenuo
nnd 12Cth street.
Anothor ordinnnco directed tho ox
tonslon of the W. Thirty-ninth streot
lino from Ashland to Western nvenuos.
By resolution of Aldormnn Georgo
Iliff the department of public sorvlco
nnd tho corporation counsol were di
rected to tnke action against tho sur
fneo lines to rnqulro thorn to plnco
sufficient cars in operation to insure
seats to nil passengers of tho non-rush
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