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11. Ill, at the loet Offle M Chicago, lilt
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ESW 1SHED OCTOBER S, 1889
orportd Ukder the Lwe of llllnole.
rounded by HBM11Y F. DONOVAN.
The Chicago Eagle, a neyvipaper
(er all clateee ot reader, ! devoted
to National, State and. Local Pol.
Itlees to the publication of Mu
nicipal, State, County and San.
lUry Qlltrlct newt! to comment
on people In public life; to clean
aseball and Sportt. and to the
publication of General Information
of Public Interest, Financial, Com
mere l.i I and political.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1919.
THE VICTORY LOAN.
Tho Victory Liberty Loan, which
will complete our payments on tho
war preparations that brought Ger
many to her knees so suddenly last
November, will bo floated botweon
April 21 and May 10. Tho Secretary
ot tho Treasury has announced that
tho terms offered on tho now loan
will ho such as to mako tho govern
ment securities tho "best buy" on tho
market at tho time It Is circulated.
"Whllo Mr. Olass has not announced
tho amount ho would call for, tho best
informed public mon say that tho
issuo will bo $5,000,000,000, with tho
right to accept all over-subscriptions.
And now to considor briefly why
the Victory Liberty Loan has to bo
floated among tho American people.
In tho first place, tho loan Is a
good" investment. Boforo tho war,
most of us woro not Investors. Today
one-fourth of our population aro bord
holders and half of us hold somo Bort
of government securities. Wo have
begun, at least, to learn tho thrift
habit that wo may lay up somo treas
ures on earth.
In tho second placo, this was our
war, a war of tho American people,
democracy against tyranny. Wo hnvo
testified fully to our sanction of this
war by sending 2,000,000 men to tho
battlo front, training 1.7C0.000 moro
and getting ready 4.000,000 to go Into
training. Wo tostlflcd to our Interest
in It when wo subscribed $7,000,000,
000 to tho Fighting Fourth Liberty
Loan and gavo liberally to our war
Now tho war Is over and wo wonder
n bit why wo aro asked for moro mon
ey. Thoro aro still a million of our
fighting mon In Franco who must bo
brought home. Thoro aro thousands of
our wounded and sick In hospitals who
havo yet to bo cared for. Our mer
chant marine Is still building that
America may tako her placo in tho
world mart. All theso tako funds.
Yet that Is not tho real reason for
tho VIctc.7 Liberty Loan, our btt
rnment had In process of construc
tion, when Germany capitulated, a war
machine which was planned to anni
hilate tho armies of tho Fatherland
during tho coming summon Tho al
lied experts believed that Germany
would not surrender until sho was de
feated, so they planned for that over
whelming defeat during tho coming
summer. Germany, however, conclud
ed that sho had enough before tho
full force of our war catapult struck.
Tho German general staff know that
wo wcro building that great machine
Thoy had felt the first blows at
Chateau Thierry, Bellrau Woods, tho
Argonno and St. Mihlol and had learn
ed that tho Amorlcan "mob" knew
no defeat, gavo no ground, but wont on
in spite of losses of eight to one.
They knew, too, that tho Amorlcan
and British navies had rondored tho
U-boat impotent with American depth
bombs, strung in a barrage twenty
miles wido across tho North Sea.
Thoy saw tho American ships In
an almost endless stream bearing aer
ial armadas, flocks of tanks, battery
after battery of rifles, howitzers, and
mortars, gas and high oxploslvo shells
bv tho million, rifles and machine
guns with their ammunition and men,
regiment after regiment until mero
seemed no ond to tho khaki clad
fighters coming out of tho wost. So
tho German showed his "yellow
And that "yellow streak" engender
ed by our preparations, saved thous
ands of lives of Amorlcan boys and
millions of lives of their compatriots.
Had wo not made this vast prepara
tion our boys would bo plowing ahead
through Flanders mud and French for
ests, paying with tholr life blood tho
price of tho world's freedom. Tho
preparation was made. Tho war Is
over. Our hoys for tho most part nro
returning to our firesides, safo and
With the Socrotury of the Treasury
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FRED W. UPHAM,
Good Citizen and Leader In Chicago Life.
wo should lssuo our thnnko to God
that our preparations made posslblo
tholr speedy return. With him wo
should prepare to pay off tho last ot
our debts, Incurred In amassing tho
war material which has mado possible
their safo homecoming.
But All the Alcohol That For
eigners Want, Free of Tax.
Tho prohibition fanaticism Is
working out charmingly for tho fa
natics. Alcohol is subject to a tax
of $14 per gallon it used In tho
If mado In tho United States and
shipped out ot tho country it pays
no tax at all to Uncle Sam.
Seo how It works.
The following Associated l'ross
dispatch in that eminently dn organ
tho Chicago Trlbuno, for sum'.),
April C, 1919, tells how tlu -ning
Peoria, III., April T, The .truest
slnglo shipment o' .ile' l over
mado In tho United stair ;m nHut
out of Peoria toiu tin dioat
Western dlstillcn for -.Action when
a solid train of thin mx card con
veyed 350,00ii gallot h to ii seaport.
Another shlpiwr of tli- samo cali
ber is to be mn 10 on Tuesday.
Tho shipment was ulued at $012,
GOO. t'tuhr ho law all alcohol ox
porii . tax exempt; othorwlso
tl.e jtuent would bo worth $5,250,
oOO The air.jiii I was shipped in 55 and
llo irp don ''Cl drums.
The So-Called Legal Fraternity
Rotten With Alleged Lawyers,
Who Live Upon the Sorrows
Tho Chicago legal fraternity needs
n purgative It Is too full ot crooks
and blackmailers who aro living upon
tho misfortunes of others. Follows
who havo glvon up all sorts of Jobs
whoro thoy had an opportunity to got
hold of othor people's troublos, llko
discharged and discredited former
assistant public nttornoys, nnd other
vermin of that Ilk aro roportcd to bo
thriving Just now. Quo long-haired,
splndlo-shnnkod ocoundrel, who hold
nn ofllclal Job long enough to got on
both sides of a cortaln divorce caso,
Is reported to havo quite "a meal
ticket working both sides of It. Ho
is only ono of many. This class ot
vormln Is boostod nnd aided by cer
tain "reform" associations, somo of
which nro paid out ot tho public
funds nnd nro "authorized" black
mnilors. Tho exposure of theso frauds Is cer
tain to come, and will shako tho
daylights out of tho logal crooks,
who now fatten on human misery.
JOSEPH F. HAAS,
The Popular Recorder of Deeds.
CLOSE JULY I?
A Washington dispatch says that
legal advisers of government agencies
interested in liquor regulations ex
amined statutes nnd executive orders
without finding special legal authority
by which tho Internal rovenuo bureau
can enforco wnr tlmo prohibition
after July 1.
President Wilson might dclcgato
tho authority to tho rovenuo bureau,
somo lnwycrs said. Howovor, this
still v mid leave tho bureau with
out iuiuIh to maintain n largo federal
police force unless thoro Is legisla
tion at an parly special session of
l.ii.: advisers of other agencies
Bu' . uti tocutlvo order of tho Prcsi
i'i nt timed Sept. 2, 1917, delegated to
the revenue bureau and tho customs
illusion tho enforcement of tho pro
virion of tho food conservation act
of Aug. 10, 1917, which prohibited
tho uso ot food materials In produc
tion of whisky, and paved tho way for
restriction of beer browing.
Tho amendment to tho agricultural
appropriation act by which war tlmo
prohibition was established, did not
becomo law until long after that ex
ecutive order was issued.
A Now York dispatch tittys:
Now York, April 12. Representa
tives of tho United States Brewers
Association asserted here tonight that
Hovcnuo Commissioner Roper's ruling
on enforcement of tho war tlmo pro
hibition net was "a recognition" of
tho position taken by Kllhu Root nnd
William T). Guthrie, tho association's
counsel, In tho suit brought in federal
court here to nullity tho act.
Tho contention, it was pointed out,
was that neither tho rovenuo depart
ment nor tho United States district
attornoy had authority to enforco tho
act. With Mr. Roper's doclslon dis
posing of tho llkollhood ot lntcrforonco
fioin tho rovenuo dopartmont, confi
dence was expressed that tho last
"monaco" that of action by tho dis
trict attornoy would bo romoved by
tho result of tho suit.
Tho enso Is scheduled to como up
for hearing heforo Fcdoral Judgo A.
N. Hand next Friday.
It was prcdlctod that at that tlmo
counsel for tho browors would walvo,
temporarily, tho soconi question
raised in tho suit whothor beor con
taining 2.75 per cent of alcohol is in
toxlcntlng. Chester A. Phillips & Co., tho well
known sales engineers, in tho Old
Colony Building, havo a national repu
tation for efficiency and squaro deal
ing and no concern in tho country
furnishes hotter locomotives, steam
shovels, excavators, locomotive cranes,
railway cars, steol rails, railroad
power, mining, shipbuilders and con
Ilrlg. Gen. Wilds P. Richardson, a
regular army olllcer, and n natlvo
Texan, command the new American
expeditionary force to northern Rus
sia. General Richardson, with nn out
fit of engineers, sanitary workers and
replacement otllcers, has urrlved In
This olllcer who has been given
this high command 1ms been known
throughout tho regular army, ever
since he graduated at West Point, as
"Dick." When ho became n colonel of
regulnrs a few yeais ago tho promo
tion was recognized h.v the army and
lie became "Colonel Hick." The pre
sumption Is that since he became n
.general olllcer ho has been ndvnnced
once more In tho popular phraseology
and has become "General Dick."
No ono needs any excuse for writ
ing something In praise of llrlgadlcr
General Richardson. The presumption
Is that In Russia he will direct a part
of his energies to seeing to It that the roads over which our forces will
advance, and over which supplies imixt be taken, will be put Into tho highest
class of condition that Is known.
General Richardson for 20 years was In Alaska as n road builder.
CHAL0NER: "WHO'S LOONY NOW?"
the Vlrglnln courts pronounced him sane, becauso of his belief that members
of his family had brought about his Incarceration.
KAHN SEES LURKING DANGERS
Representative Julius Kahn of
California, chairman of thu house com
mittee on military affairs, Is In Ger
many to study tho situation In Its re
lation to thu future military policy of
tho United Status, and he Miys his In
vestigation has convinced hlm not only
that thu pcaco conference will not
smooth out tliofJWs of tho world to
an cver!i(stlngvlc'vi'l of Mitls'factlnrf and
contentment to everyone, hut also that
four years and three inontlin of wars
has not cured Kuropo of llgbtlnt;.
"Moro and moro I am coming to
the conviction that we had better stay
on our side of tho ocean," ho bays.
"Tho president nnd his conferees In
Purls cannot make self-moral laws and
expect tho world to nbltle by them.
"RocniiKO dangers are lurking
ahead, I urn more than ever convinced
of the wisdom of universal training.
I 11 it tl tho army agrees with me. Give
us a standing army of 100,000 volun
teer nnd train every youth, peilmps six months, nnd that will put us whero
wo can protect ourselves whkh wo may have to do, for wo will not emerge
from the Paris conferences beloved of all tho world. Wo might as well face
that fact and bo In a position to rnaku those who do not love us, nt least
ro.spect us. The American people will never ratify any pact under which wo
nro bound to ship our soldiers, to Kuropo to settlo tho wars which will come."
FILIPINOS WANT INDEPENDENCE
ivg dk una TsTOfing
homo word tlmt tho American peoplo
W. D. HINES IN
lm i m
If thero Is any government ofllelnl,
with tho exception of President Wil
ton, who Is moro prominently before
tho public Just npw than Director Gen
eral Walker 1). nines of the railroad
administration, who Is It? For one
thing, he's running tho rullioudb uiul'
their futuiu Is one ot the llvest Issues
of tho day. Then only the other day
he was at outs with tho dcpaitment of
eommeico, refusing to buy steel rails
at tho prices fixed by the Industrial
board ami causing till hints of tall: of
And an.Mnie who can older wago
ads antes for 100,000 men, as ho has
done, Is prett sure to hae n fair share
of public attention.
Wage ntlwiiK'cs aggregating Sflri.OOO..
000 wero oi ilei ed by Director Geuer.il
nines for ion.000 railroad engineers,
Hi emeu, trainmen and conductors In
both put-M'iiger nnd freight service
members of the "big lour" railway
litfil1nutifiniU- r.iti nncllvo slni'i. .Intuitu V
pleieil the cjclu of wngu lueieases granti'
GOES TO RUSSIA
Tho robust, virile "ghost" of John
Armstrong Chaloner, millionaire, who
was adjudged Insane by a New York
court 22 years ago, and later pro
nounced "legally dead" by a sheriffs
Jury nfter his escape from the Rloom
Ingdnlo Insano nsylum, has returned to
New York after an nbtenco of 22 years
to prosecuto n unit for alleged libel
against u uewspnper for $100,000 there.,
Tho "ghost" went to tho city fronii
his homo nt Merry Mills, Vu whero ho
has been held to be both "alive" and
sane, under a writ of protection grant
ed by Federal Judgo Hand. This writ
restraint) Now York authorities from
rearresting nnd committing him to
Mr. Chnloncr, onco a prominent,
Wall street nttorney, Is u brother of'
LowIm Stuyvesant Cbanler former
lieutenant governor of New York, and
grent-grandson of John Jacob Astor.
He had his name chanced at tho tlmo
Manuel L. Quezon Is chnlrman of
n speelnL commission of 40 members
fiom the Philippine leglslaturo which
thu other day presented In Washing
ton a petition for thu Immediate Inde
pendence of the Islands.
Tho petition declared thero now Is
n stablo government In tho Philippines
managed and supported by tho peoplo
themselves, nnd that It can and will bo
maintained If Independence is granted
tho Islands, and urged that now Is the
opportune time for presenting claims!
because ot thu principles for which tho
United States entered tho world war,,
"for liberty, tho self-government aud,
tho Indicated development ot all peo
ples." Tho commission was treated very)
nicely. Secretary Raker spoko for
President Wilson mid said that tho
president believed tho tlmo had como
to grant completo Independence. Tho
commission would be ablo to carry
lovo liberty too dearly to deny it toi
1, 1U1I), This action practically
il niuruuti men.
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GEORGE K. SCHMIDT,
Popular Member of the Board of Assessors.
A big fight Is bolng mado at Spring
field for tho pnssago of tho following
laws affecting Chicago:
Non-partisan elections for aldermen
Reducing tho number of nldcrmon
from Bovcnty to fifty.
Increasing tho number ot city
wards from thlrty-flvo to fifty, with
ono alderman representing each ward.
Recall for aldermen and mayor.
Eliminating tho offices of city
clerk nnd city treasure: from tho
elective olllccs nnd mnklnc thorn ap
polntlvo by tho council.
Tho bills, If successfully pushed
through tho stnto legislature, must go
to tho peoplo for ratification on a ref
Tho city manager plan of govern
ment, which was also submitted to
the city council, was put In tho dis
card. Only a fow voiced tholr senti
ment a in favor of tho city managor
plan, and thero wcro many enemies.
Tho majority of tho aldermen did not
feel that tho council bo trusted with
tho selection of a mayor, and others
raised tho objection that tho peoplo
would thereby havo no volco in tho
Bolcctlon of their oxccutlvc.
Tho contemplated change in tho
nldcrmanlc system was first brought
to tho council In n bill providing for
four years instoad of two-year terms
for tho city fathers and provided for
ono alderman from each of thlrty
flvo wards. It lost by a voto of 32
to 27 and was then amended to pro
vldo for fifty wards, with nn aldor
man from each.
Prohibition Means More Licenses
or Confiscation of Poor
Men's Real Estate.
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Drocn prosontod tho draft ot n bill to
tho Council Flnanco Commltteo
which it passed by the Leglslaturo
would placo a llconso too on practi
cally ovory buslnoss In tho city.
Tho purposo Is to raiso additional
Tho buslnossos not now llconsod,
but which would havo to pay undor
tho proposed bill, follow:
' Automobile, motorcyclo nnd blcyclo
sales agonts, automobllo drivers, ci
gar dcalors, barber shops, shoo shin
ing parlors, druggists, elevator oper
ators, ico cream and confectionery
parlors, laundries, loan bankp, Ilfo
and flro insuranco agents, extract
manufacturors, window clcanors and
washors, tlckot brokors, commission
morchants and cold storage houses.
Wholesalo and rotall coal dealers,
automobllo supply and repairs, bath
Iiousob, business colleges and prlvaf
schools, agonts, solicitors and can
vassoro, Jowolry dealers, vending ma
chines, hotols, prlvato garages, black
smith shops, claim collection agen
cies, dancing schools and acadomlos,
dotoctlvo ngenclos, hay and grain olo
vators, banks, bankers and trust com
panies, butter, coffeo and tea storos,
wholesalo drugs, storago and waro
liousos, wholoBalo and rotall furniture
and hnrdwaro, and paint.
Tho commltteo took no action.
WATER METER GRAFT
Tho health and pockotbooks ot tho
pooplo aro again monacod,
Tho water motor promoters aro
at it again.
This tlmo a section ot tho daily
press is backing tho scheme
Wator motors moan less water.
Loss wator, means poor health.
Wntor motors aro costly.
Thoy aro unnecessary.
Tho man who proposes wtor mo
tors at this tlmo is a traitor to tho
Thomas 3, Sauerman of Ohio -and
Clark streets "and proprietor of tha
oldest saloon and restaurant in Chi
cago has the finest bar fixtures in
America. They were made over fifty
years ago, and tho carving was all
done by hand. The German Historical
Hoclety lias Ukon photographs of
Plans for building sections ot tho
Lincoln highway and tho Chicago,
Waukegan and Milwaukee road woro
approved at a meeting of tho county
board. Tho sections approved for
improvement aro ns follows:
Two sections ot tho Lincoln high
way, ono extending one-hnlf mllo
north of Mnttlson, for n dlstanco of
10,133 feet, nt an estimated expenso
of $82,253. Tho othor nt tho Intersec
tion of tho Lincoln highway with tho
Dlxlo highway in South Chicago
Heights, extending cast 31,859 feet,
at n cost estimated at $175,590.
Two sections of tho Chicago, Wnu
kegnn and Mllwnukco road extending
north from Nllos 10,240 foot, to cost
$G5,C86, and tho othor oxtcndlng north
from Morton for a dlstanco of 15,000
feet, to cost $106,371.
Road building contractors mctstato
officials at a conforenco at tho Hotel
La Salle S. 13. Ilrast, superintendent
of tho division of highways, nnd
Alfred Older, chief engineer, explained
tho work to bo dono on Improving and
ropairing tho Dlxlo and Lincoln high
ways. Dlds will bo opened In Spring
field April 23. Ono hundred mllos of
construction will bo dono this sum
Tho passing of tho United Rail
ways Company in St. Louis inton. re
ceivership docs not nccossurlly moan
that Chicago's surfaco lines will go
into n similar court for adjustment,
according to officials of tho company,
who maintain that thoro is nn renson
for "red flro" remarks on tho situa
tion nt prosont.
"Tho henvy Interest on our bonds,
duo somlannunlly, was paid Fob. 1,"
said President Leonard A. Rushy ot
tho Chicago Surfaco Lines, "Tho
next interest payment Is not duo
until Aug. 1. Our quaiterly dividend
of IVi por cont was paid March 31."
It Is bollovcd In somo quartom
that favorablo action by tho stnto
public utilities commission on tho
company's G-ccnt faro petition will
do nway with npprohonslon hero, nl
though President Busby did not wish
to bo quotod on that subject. Ho
did not wish to bo quoted, olthor, on
tho decision of tho United Stntcs
Supremo Court handod down this
wcok Involving tho contract ontored
Into between Columbus, Ohio, and
its street railway company. Tho docl
slon uphold n ruling of n lower court
that a pro-war contract establishing
a rata of faro Is still binding on tho
company. According to Chester
Clovolnnd, tho city's special attornoy
In tho traction cnBo, tho application
of tho Supremo Court decision In tho
Ohio Inatanco will prevent tho Illi
nois public utilities commission
from authorizing higher fares on tho
surfnes linos, even If tho commission
is inclined to grant them,
Emll Longhl, the popular proprie
tor ot the Justly famous Italian
Greek Products Company at 1618-20
South Wabash avenue, has built up tv
great reputation In the business world
on account ot tho oxcollonco ot the
olive oil and flno Imported wlnot
handled by bis house.
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