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THIRTIETH YEAK, NO.
Committees of the New
Are Announced by the
Which Picked Them
Soma of the Committees Are Good, Some Are Bad
and Many of Them Are Yery
Here tiro Uio council committee
appointment for thu coining year:
Harbor, wharves nncl bridges B.
J. Kalnril, Democrat; J. P. darner,
John Burns, E. I). Armitngo and C. S.
Eaton, Republicans. Vacancies, 3.
Judiciary T. F. llyrno, Dorsey
Crowo, J. S. Clark nnd Maurice Kava
nagh, Democrats; O. II, Olson, Jnmcs
Dorney and Guy Guernsey, Repub
licans. Vacancies, 4.
Streets and Alloys M. S. Furmnn,
Herman Krumdlck nnd Dorsey Crowe,
Democrats; James Dornoy and Mat
thow Hlbblor, Republicans. Vacan
Llcenoo John Towers, Democrat;
I S. M. Hogan, Mathew Hlbblor and C.
8. Eaton, Republicans. Vacancy, 1.
lEgfe. School, Flro and Civil Snrylce-T.
."KoYnrlk, Domocrat; B.,TlArmV
age, John Durncs and James -Dornoy.
Republicans. Vacancies, 2.
Public Health Guy Madderom, S.
O. Shaffer, Mnthow Hlbblor, S. M.
Hogan and John Durns, Republicans.
Track Elevation It. J. Mulcohy,
James McNIchols und J. J. Touhy,
Democrats; E. II. Armltago and
JnmeB Dorney, Republicans. Vacan
cies, 2. .
Compensation J. 1 Kovorlk nnd
Maurlco Kavatiagh, Domocrats; It. R.
JackBon, Republican. Vacancies, 3.
Parks, Playgroumls and Hathlng
,,3 nenchos -William It. O'Toolo, Domo-
11 crat. Vacancy, 1.
An effort will be mado tonleht to
Ijcomploto moat ot tlio commltteo
Politics and tlio attltudo of tlio Mu
nicipal Voters' Lcuguo toward tho
candidates suggested will guldo tho
Alderman A. A. McCormlck may
bo given tho chairmanship of tho
now committee on ofllclcncy, economy
THE TAX FIGHT
Tho domocratB uro making a light
for u $2 tax rata at Sprlngflold, and
tho republicans a to lighting for m
$2.35 tux rato.
At tho last session ot tho rovonuo
commltteo of tho senate, Senator Ed
ward J. Hughes, democrat, made a
motion that finally carried, provid
ing that all ponding bills bo consid
ered togothor, Tho increased tax ro
quests aro bo great that taxes would
bo doubled It tho brakes aro not up
plied. Tho fear is that political' futures
aro going to enter into tho rovonuo
situation. Roports aro that various
candidates for govornor and other
state olllccrs uro endeavoring to
curry favor with tho Thompson
Lund In machine and to this ond an
effort will bo mado to jam tho $2.35
rato through tho legislature
Tho Chicago Civic Federation in
its first bullotln dealing with tho
revonuo issuo puts tho situation suc
cinctly in this paragraph taken from
Bulletin No. 28 issued by tho federa
tion: "To get tho situation jomplotoly
boforo thorn and fully undorstaud tho
need for quick action In writing let
ters to membors of tho general as
sembly as well as to aldermen, citi
zens should know that a majority ot
tho finance commltteo coucurrod in
reducing tho budget to an amount that
could bo produced by a $2 rato, on
tho theory that a corporato tax rato
of $2 was probably tho most that the
goneral assembly and tho taxpayors
might bo expectod to concede I3ut
a mujority ot tho city council shows
u desiro .to force a largor budgot and
a higher rato. It tho aldormen and
tho general assemblymen hear only
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j ftepfe i hkmn mi 3H I
2 Per Year
from thoso who spend tho public
money and no protest from thoso
who supply it tho taxpayors and
citizens they aro likely to think that
tho people nro indlfforont to tho
amount of money expended nud tho
slzo of tho tax bills which they havo
Speaker Shanahau is quoted as
Speaker Shanahan went to tho city
hall In tho afternoon and was clos
eted with tho mayor a considerable
time. From tho muyor's ofllco ho
wont straight to tho train and loft
for Springfield. It is understood ho
carried in his pocket an outlino ot
tho city administration's legislative
,'Tho talk that tho legislature
wouft turn 'a deaf oar to Chicago bo
cause of Muyor Thompson's ro-oloctlon
is all bosh," said Mr. Shanahan to u
Trlbuno roportor. "I understand that
Homo campulgn speeches warned Chi
cago voters not to re-elect tho mayor
If they oxpoctcd any relief from tho
legislature That'B bunk.
"Chicago has got to bo taken caro
ot in a rovonuo way. Thoro aro othor
cities In tho stato that must havo ro
ller. To say that tho legislature
would not extend legltimato rollot to'
these municipalities at this tlnio is an
Insult to tho intolllgonco ot tho leg
islature "Hut tho program has got to ba
worked out very cnrofully. Mori)
rovonuo must bo provided, nnd at tho
snmo tlmo caro mist bo takon to pro
tect tho taxpayer against unjust
rates. Tho valuations also must bo
"Tho municipal government, tho
county government, nud tho schools
of Chicago aro up against It unless
tho legislature affords tho rollof
prayed for. To say that thoso threo
governments will not bo aided by tho
legislature is, in my opinion, uncalled
for and unwarranted. Thoro aro no
two ways about it thoy must bo
"This whole rovonuo problem Is a
serious one, ot courso, but it can bo
worked out and I bellovo It will be
ou tho host posslblo tonus. Chicago
Is about to loso sonio $7,000,000 in
rovonuo annually, owing to tho fed
eral prohibition law, and, with tho
Improvements on Chicago's program,
which must bo carried out, partly to
rellovo tho unemployment situation
with tho soldier boys roturnlng homo,
tho expenses ot tho municipal gov
ernment must bo mot olsowhore Tho
legislature has It In its powor to ex
tend tho rollof.
"So far as I can learn thoro is no
disposition on tho part of members
ot cither houso to crlpplo Chicago In
tho noxt four years. I bollovo that
tho members will do all thoy think
posslblo to do undur tho conditions
"As soon as Mayor Thompson is
ready to apear boforo tho commit
tees of tho legislature and explain
just what Chicago requires to carry
on- tho government ho will bo wel
comed to Sprlngflold by the lawmak
ers. "I also had a talk with President
Rolnborg of tho county board. Thoy
aro up against it, too, Thoy must
havo some rollof. And tho schools
will domand legislative nid. Begin
ning Wednesday morning tho legisla
ture will bo ready to speod up and
kcop speeding' up to the end ot tho
"Tho country elections will bo out
of tho way and thoro is nothing now
to intcrfero with constant application
to tho legislative work."
Who will succeed Senator Sherman
Many republicans aro for formor
Senator Albert J, Hopkins as tho
strongest and most avnllablo man.
Many aro for Mayor Thompson.
Sovoral leaders aro for ox-Govornor
Congressman McKlnloy Is tho only
Iprosent avowed candidate, Formor
Governor Yates hus whispered "In
clination" to a number ot friends,
but ho is now In Franco with Con
gressman McKlnloy and may natur
ally bo expected to como homo an
avowed supporter of tho Champaign
The gubernatorial possibilities are
much discussed) always taking it for
granted that Governor Lowdon Is to
enter tho presidential struggle.
Stato Chairman Frank L. Smith is
ir ho hafl
n probable startor, whethor
tho O. K. of Mayor Thompson
whether that goes to Lea Small
Lieutenant Govornor Oglcsby
thought n suro ontrnnt Stato TrerJ
tired Fred B.t Sterling, Stato Audltir
Andrew Russel and Secretary of
Stato Louis L. Bnimorson are Ml
talked of us possibilities.
Kdmund T. PorknB, tho woll kipwn
engineer, Is a progrosslvo Chlcwioan
with a national ropututlon In htipro
Alderman Waltor P. Steffen u mak
ing a lino record in tho city uncil.
iul-m Wolf Is one or t& mtrtt popu
lar man In Chlco. Toa cin't baal
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CHICAGO, SATURDAY, Al'ltIL
When tho city council commltteo
on committees returns to Chicago
Mayor Thompson fill appoint a dele
gation to como to Springfield to tako
up tho question ot tho city's finances
with tho legislature, according to
Senator Francis Brady.
"In n conference which I had with
Mayor Thohipson ho' Invited atten
tion to tho fact that It is absolutely
necessary to provldo rovonuo ut this
time for tho city of Chicago, which
fact Is apparent to ovrryono who is
conversant with tho financial affairs
of tho city," said Senator Brady.
"He laid stress on tho necessity for
present temporary relief, to bo fol
lowed by a thorough consideration of
tho city's needs for tho future.
"It Is his Idon to appoint n commit
too of rcprescntatlvo aldermen from
tho city council", composed of both
Democrats nnd Republicans, to tnko
up a consideration of tho subject
with tho stato legislature, but on ac
count of tho fact that Alderman
Rlchcrt, tho chairman of tho flnahco
committee ot tho city council, and
several other Influential members of
tho city council aro now In Florida
nnd not expected to return until tho
latter part ot tho month, tho mayor
would prefer not to take any uction
until tholr return.
"Ho believes It will bo necessary
for tho chairman of tho flnanco com-
JOHN E. OWENS. .
Former County Judge and Able Lawyer.
mltteo of tho city council nnd tho
city comptroller to participate in
discussloiiH concerning tho city's
"Tho mayor said he would bo glad
to como boforo tho loglslaturo or
any ot Its commlttoes at nny tlmo
thoy deslio to consult with htm ns
tho chief executive of tho city."
Thirty accountants nro checking tho
tax returns for Incomes under $5,000
a year in the offlco ot tho collector
of internal rovonuo at Chicago. This
york was douo ut tho Washington
ofllco Inst year. The returns will bo
chocked carefully for accuracy and
allowable deductions. Errors in favor
ot tho person making tho return will
bo chocked and tho porson notified
that excess taxes woro paid and the
money will bo refunded upon filing a
claim. Notices will also bo sent out
where tho payment mado was too
TO HELP CHICAGO
New City Council Will Back Chief of
Police Oarrity in His Efforts
to Suppress Crime
Aetion Taken Should Insure Citizem in Their
Fight for Protection Against
Chief of Police (iarrlty'H war on
crime will be, aided by u council com
mltteo on police to bo composed of
young, active nnd nlort aldermen.
The comntlttvu on committees at Its
session received tho names of seven
teen candidates for places on tho
commltteo. No nctlon on them will
bo taken till toman nw'.
Chairman lllchort Hald it Is the
purpose of tho slatomakors to mako
thu now police commltteo ono of tho
most active In tho council, especially
In vlow of repented statements of tho
chief that ciimo conditions aro to bo
taken seriously and that much re
mains to bo accomplished If tho pres
ent wnvo of terrorism throughout tho
country Is to be kept from gottlng a
stronghold on Chicago.
Tho commltteo will probably con
tain most of tho porsonuol of thu
crime subcommittee of tho council,
which lust winter brought nbout such
u spirit of cooperation betweon tho
pollco, courts and prosecutors that
conditions wore quickly remedied.
Alderman Waltor P. Sfeffan has al
ready been named chairman ot tho
new committee Tho nominations
offered last night follow:
J. J. Touhy, B. J. Kalndl, G. M.
Maypole, T. F. Byrne, Dorsey Crowo,
Herman Krumdlck, John A. Piotrow
ski, T. A. Hogan, Frank Klaus, J. I.
Novak and J. O. Kostner, Domo
crats; J. H. Passmoro, Guy Mad
derom, C. S. Baton, John Burns, Guy
Guernsey and O. H. Olson, Repub
licans. Tho commltteo attempted to com
plete tho finnnco nnd tho public util
ity committees, but political moves on
tho pnrt of tho slnte-mnkers pro
vented uny headway.
They then received nominations
for vacancies on other committees
Hero's to tho Chicago Dally Jour
nal. A gcnorul roviow of tho last
voventy-ilvo years in Chicago's his
tory, politics, n,rt, ilia in ii. nnd so
ciety was contained In tho special edi
tion. Old photographs ot tho city,
rketches drawn before tho civil war,
nnd the flro were added features.
In an editorial recounting tho ex
periences of tho Journal nnd othor
Chicago papers was thu following:
"Of tho Journal's present contempo
raries Tho Trlbuno Is tho oldest, en
tering tho field threo years after tho
Journal, Tho othor papers now ex
isting in Chicago are comparatively
modern. Tho Dally News dates from
187C, livening PoHt front 1800, and
tho Hearst papers from 1000."
Cables and telegrams of congratu
lation ou tho soventy-flfth anniver
sary of tho paper woro reproduced
from President Wilson. Gen. Per
shing, Gon. March, governors of prac
tically every stato nnd nowspnpors
throughout tho country. Interna
tionally finned uctors of tho stngo
nud film added tholr congratulations.
Stories nnd pictures ot Moxlcun,
civil, nnd Spanlsh-Anierlcnn war days,
of tho Invention and progress of tlio
uutoniolillo and nlrplano, telegraph,
telephone, nnd rovlows of Chicago's
nnd Illinois' parts In the great war
formed an Important part of tho
"Tho Chicago postofllco In 18 IS
stood on Clark street, Just north ot
tho Sherman House," related ono
'feature" It had a sluglo delivery
window, about a foot square Tho
wholo city could see tho Hag flying
from tlio top of tho hotel when tho
mail steamer from tho other sldo
of tho hike with signaled.
"Peoplo know Just how long It
would tnko tho boat to roach Its dock
mid for tho mall to bo distributed.
Ilefom tho window opened a long lino
would bo formed, Ilko u lino nt a the
ater box ofllco, ofton reaching far Into
"All malls en mo by steamer from
St. Joo or Now Buffalo, or by stngo
until 1852, when tho first railway
train enmo In from tho enst."
John O. Eastman has been editor
of tho Journal slnco 1002.
Gov. Lowdon will bo authorized In
a bill Introduced in tho loglslaturo to
appoint u prohibition commission,
tho duties of which will bo to enforco
tho dry laws ot tho stuto nnd tho na
tion. Tho commission is to consist of n
commissioner nt $0,000 a year, four
doputloB at $4,000 annually onch and
twenty-flvo Inspectors nnd lnvestlgn
tors nt $C n dny each. F. J. Ebbort,
attornoy for tho Anti-Saloon Leoguo
of Illinois, replaced tho bill.
Tho commissioner nnd doputlos
who nro lawyers will havo tho snmo
powers nt state's attornoys po that
thoy may net In any part of Illinois
without being dopondont upon tho
Thoy also will havo tho nuthorlty
of sheriffs in tho matter of serving
WHOLE X L MHElt 15-10
subpoenas or making nrrcsts ot per
sons violating tho dry laws.
Thu commissioner Is to servo four
years and tho deputies continuously.
Thoy will bo "authorized to proceed
ngnltiRt county nnd municipal au
thorities who fail to perform their
duty for malfcasanco, mlsfcnsanco or
neglect of duty.
Manufacture, sulo and shipping
nnd hnndling of all llquorH would bo
subject to tho authority ot tho com
mission. Tho commissioner would
glvo a bond of $10,000 and tho depu
ties each $5,000.
It would bo a separate commission
and would not bo connected with nny
of tho departments operating undor
the udmlnlstrntlvo code.
NEED HOUSE NUMBERS
Over Half the Residences, Stores,
Apartment Buildings and Other
Structures in Chiccago Are
Tho casual observer cannot fall to
notlco that ono of tho crying needs
of Chicago Is streot numbers on tho
Slnco the passago of tho new streot
car ordinance, which provides for
tho stopping ot tho cars at oven
numbered corners only, tho nbsonco
of tho numbers Is painfully notice
nblo, nnd much annoyanco Is folt In
Lottor carrlors and others who havo
long suffered from this flagrant dis
regard of tho law roqulrlug numbers
on every houso, havo grown tired of
uttering complaints. No attuntlon
was paid to thorn.
Whole blocks all over Chicago nro
without uumbors, nud no ono in nu
thorlty nppenrs to euro nbout tho
FIRE CHIEF MAY GO
It Is suld thut Acting Flro Marshal
Thomas O'Connor Is to bo supplanted
by Muyor Thompson with a younger
man. What tho reason Is for tho
mayor's supposed Inclination to oust
tho veteran flro fighter l a mystory.
Various conjectures iib to the suc
cessor iirojifo. Most frequent among
tho names suggested nro thoso of
Unttnllon Chlof Joseph Kenyon nnd
Unttullon f'lilof Junius Crnpo. Tho
only objection to them, according to
tho city hull "dopestors," Is tholr ngo.
THE CITY ZONING LAW
Tho city council mooting ns n com
mittee of the wholo unanimously
voted to recommend tho "zoning" bill,
which had boon "hanging flro" in
committees for sovornl yours to tho
stnto legislature for ennctinent Into
Tho "zoning" bill, if mado n law,
would permit municipalities to estab
lish resldonco, manufacturer and
business zones throughout tho city,
within which structures othor than
thoso provided for tho zone would
bo prohibited. Koyerol unsuccessful
attompts havo been mado to Interest
tho legislature In this Idoa.
No opposition to tho bill dovolopcd
In tho commltteo of tho wholo of tho
council, nnd It wns anticipated that
when tho council considers It formally
it would puss easily. Tho zoning bill
will then bo Included with othor legis
lative measures which tho council is
considering nnd sponsoring boforo
Paafta af IslluanM ad!