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THIRTIETH YEAH, NO.
HAIL TO THE CHIEF
Mayor Thompson Again Inaugurated
Amidst the Plaudits of Aldermen
and the Public on Monday
Complete List of the New Aldermanic Committees
Is Presented and Adopted by
Largi Majority Vote
Mayor Thompson's fourth annual
and second inaugural message
brought out chcors from tho crowded
galleries at tho opening meeting of
tho new council Monday night. Tho
council ordered tho various parts of
tho messago roferrod to commltteos
which handlo tho particular mattors
to which theso sections roferrcd.
Mayor Thompson's attack against
tho Municipal Voters' Leaguo did not
provont tho council from approving
tho slato drawn up along nonpartisan
lines recommended by tho league.
Dy a voto of 5C yeas to 13 nays tho
council confirmed tho slato. Thoro
was no aldermanic effort to provont
tho adoption of tho slato.
Aid. Edward P. Cullertou, ono of tho
council votorans, und for many years
an object of tho league's opposition,
startlod tho aldormon by oftoflng'a
resolution asking that n special com
mltteo bo appointed to investigate tho
"M. V. L."
Aldermen Coughlln, Konua, L. I).
Andorson, Cullorton, Powors, Franz,
Kick, Crowo, Hadorlein, Adamowskl,
O'Toolo, S. M. Hogau and Garner
voted against tho slato. Aid. John
Burns was tho only absentee
"Tho Municipal Votors' Leaguo
novcr has nttomptcd to dlctato to mo
or any othor aldormon who should bo
chosen for council commlttco places,"
said Aid. John A. Rlchort, who was
chairman of tho slntomakors. "Tho
mayor says tho council ought to or
gnnlzo jvlthout any outsldo Influence.
This is what it does, no matter what
is said to tho contrary."
Tho slato contained no surprises. .To
appeaso tho Republican slatomakors
tho flnnnco commlttco was lncroasod
to sovontoon mombors, an addition of
two. Tho Domocrats havo a majority
on each commlttco and n majority of
Flnnnco: Rlchort, Schwartz, A. A,
McCormlck, Fotzor, Woodhull, Mornn,
Walker, Capltaln, Llpps, Watson, 0. F.
Smith, FIshor, Clark, A. O. Anderson,
Wnllaco, Kostnor, Maypolo.
Local transportation: Capltaln, Mo
Donough, McNlchols, Smith, Walko-
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Work of Illinois
"Evory commission, regardless of Its
political comploxlon, that has Investi
gated taxation In Illinois In tho last
forty years has recommouded tho
abolition of tho stnto board of equal
ization and tho creation of a tax com
mission. Govs. Oglesby, Donoon nnd
Dunno concurred In thoso recommen
dations. "Tho bill now ponding in tho fifty-
first general assembly is in lino with
thoso recommendations. If tho stato
of Illinois Is to mako satisfactory prog
ress nnd tho pcoplo gonorally nro to
bo protocted against overtaxation at a
timo whon ImmciiBO sums nro neces
sary for public and private business,
tho tnxlng machinery of tho stnto must
Tho foregoing stntomont was mndo
by Gov. Lowdon todny in discussing
legislation abolishing tho stato board
of equalization and creating a tax
commission of thrco members. Gov.
Lowden pointed out that threo com
missions had investigated tho tux ma
chinery of Illinois in tho last forty
years. Tho ilrst commission, of which
Milton Hay of Springfield was chair-
! argest Weekly GLrcuiafcii Among
People ef hafaeuwe and
$2 Per Year In Advance.
wlak, Franz, Baulor, Wallace, Llpps,
Watson, Uyrno, FIshor, Toman, Lynch,
Guornsey, Olson, Schwartz.
Gas, oil and olectric light: Lynch,
T. A. Hognn, McNlchols, Novak, Mc
Donough, Wnlkpwlak, Dowlor, Walk
er, Hauler, Wallace, Link, Adamowskl,
O'Toolo, Furman, Toman, Homo, Pret
zel. Railway terminal Llpps, Konna,
Schwartz, Guernsey, McNlchols,
Homo, Touhy, Bowlor, Walker, Capl
taln, Mulcahy, Eaton, Kostnor, A. O.
Local Industries; FIshor, Fotzor,
Klnus, Cullorton, Novak, T. A. Hognn,
Smith, Baulor, Protzel, Madderom,
O'Toolo, Clark, Homo, Olson, Stoffon.
Harbors, wharves and bridges:
Woodhull, Kenna, L. I), Anderson,
Oovior, Cullorton, AdnmklowlcurShnf
for, Kavanagh, Powors, Illbblor, Ha
dorlein, Kulndl, Mornn, Garner, Lylo.
Juliclary: Ccrmak, Coughlln, Mc
Donough, McCormlck, Fotzor, Wood
hull, Knlndl, Powors, Stoffon, T. A.
Hognn, Link, Crowo, Lynch, Kostnor,
Dorney, Byrno, J. II. Smith.
Streets and alloys: Toman, Cough
lln, L. D. Andorson, Mulcnhy, Kunz,
Adamklowicz, Touhy, Pick, Mornn,
Krumdlck, Crowo, Dorney, Hlbbolor,
Liconso: Josoph II. Smith, L. B.
Andorson, Kovnrlk, Coughlln, Adam
klowicz, Krumdlck, Novnk, Powors,
Knlndl, Frnnz, Hndorleln, Fumian,
O'Toolo. S..M. Hogan, C. F. Smith.
Biitldlngs"nt.d city hall: Kostnor,
Jnckson, Mulcnhy, Eaton, Mnddorom,
Klnus, Krumdlck, Plotrowskl, Knva-
nngh, Powors, Flck, Crowo, S. M. Ho
gan, Hlbbolor, Armttago.
Schools, llro, pallca nnd civil sorv
lco: Clark, Jackson, Mnddorom, Ken
nn, Cormnk, Homo, Bowler, Plotrow
skl, Adamklowicz, Flck, Armltngo,
Link, McDonough, Adamowskl, Byrno,
Public health: Fotzor, Kenna,
Jackson, Cullorton, Shnffor, Kunz,
Knvnnngh, Franz, Klaus, Protzol, Fur
man, A, O. Andorson, PasBmoro,
Track elevation: Maypole, Cough
man, wns appointed by Gov. Richard
J, Oglesby In 1885. In discussing tho
necessity for a chnngo In 1887, Gov.
Oglesby said thnt "It Is high time stops
woro tnken to lift our present systom
of taxation to a higher and moro satis
In 1911 a commission of which John
P. Wilson of Chicago was chairman,
appointed by Gov. Donoon two years
earlier, recommonded tho nbollshmon)
of tho board of equalization, and sub
mitted a bill crontlng a tax commis
sion of threo mombors. Tho elllcloncy
and economy commlttco in 1915 re
ported that tho stato board of equal
ization wns operating undor rules
adopted in 1873 practically without
chnngo, that It wns "nn luofllclent
body," and should bo nbollshcd. This
commltteo nlso recommonded tho
creation of a tax commission of flvo
"Tho brief history shows," contin
ued Gov. Lowdon, "tho necessity for
a chnngo, Tho principal objection to
legislation 1b coming from tho mom
bers of tho board of equalization them
solves, who nro opposed to having
their positions abolished. Tho neces
sity, howovor, for tho change is em
phasized by tho numerous moasures
In tho legislature providing for special
tax rates and other methods of In
creasing publio rovonuos municipal,
stato and federal.
"In 1887 Gov. Oglosby recognized
this serious situation and sought to
placo Illinois in tho van by recom-
I mending a tax commission."
lln, L. B. Anderson, Mulcahy, Govlcr,
Shaffer, McNlchols, Pick, S. M. Hognn.
Compensation: Watson, Rlchort,
Kovnrlk, Kavanagh, Llpps, Garnor,
Moran, FIshor, Toman.
Parks, playgrounds and benches:
Govlor, Jackson, Kovnrlk, Passmoro,
Plotrowskl, O'Toolo, Hndcrloln, Lylo,
Gas litigation Capltaln, Rlchort,
Llpps, Lynch, Olson, McCormlck.
Pollco: Stoffon, Touhy, Knlndl,
Mnypolo, Guornsoy, Byrno, Dornoy,
Eaton, Krumdlck, Govlor, Novak, C. P.
Smith, Passmoro, Burns, Furman.
Elllcloncy, economy and rohablllta
tlou: McCormlck, Stoffon, Link,
Woodhull, Schwartz, Walker, Olson,
Maypolo, Adamowskl, Clark, A. An
dorson, Touhy, Burns, Bowler, Quern
Boy, Watson, Rlchort, Protzol, FIshor,
Edmund T. Porklns, tho woll known
engineer, is a progrossivo Chlcagoan
with a national roputatlon in his pro
fession. Fletcher Dobyns, tho popular mas
tor in chancery, is at tho forofront
in overy movement for tho hotter
mont of Chicago. ''
CHICAGO SATURDAY, MAY J),
During tho week Judge Scully's
lawyers, FranclB X, Busoli, John E.
Northup, William E. Cunnen nnd
Colin Pyffo, hnd appeared bcforo
Judge Guorin Booking special instruc
tions to tho grnnd Jury now sitting
and a rpeclnl stato's attomoy. Tho
petition made ninny serious charges
ngulnst State's Attorney Hoyno. Judgo
Scully's petition was addressed, as is
usual, to "tho honorable Judges of tho
Criminal court." AsBlstant Stato's At
torney Henry Borgor contended that
It must bo heard Under tho rules of
tho Criminal court by Judgo Kava
nagh, chief Justice
Judgo Guorin did not agrco with
Mr. Borger, nnd quoted Supromo court
decisions. Ho thon pointed out to tho
county Judgo's Inwyors that it thoy
wished to fllo tho potltlon as it stood
ho would hnvo to send It to tho clerk
of tho Criminal court for nHslgnmcnt,
In which event It might not bo as
signed to him. Tho petitioners indi
cated that this would not at all suit
Judgo Guorin suggested that if they
would amend tho potltlon to mako it
read to him dlroct, instead of to tho
"honornblo Judges," nnd if tlioy would
petition as well for a now special
grnnd Jury ho would nssumo Jurisdic
JOHN J. MITCHELL.
President Illinois Trust & Savings Dank.
WATER METER GRAFT
Tho health and poekotbooks of tho
pcoplo aro again menaced.
Tho wator meter promoters aro
at it again.
This timo a section of tho daily
press is backing tho schomo.
Wator motors moan Icbs water.
Less wator means poor health,
Wator motors aro costly,
Thoy aro unnecessary,
Tho man who proposes water mo
tors at this timo Is a traitor to tho
Alderman Walter P. Stoffon is mak
ing a fine record In tho city council.
A4un Wolf Is one or mo most popu
lar men In Chicago. Tou can't boat
SOME NEW FACES
Mayor Thompson Names His Cabinet for
the Ensuing Pour Years and the
Council Confirms Them
Comptroller Pike Drops Out and George Harding
Succeeds Him Iteid Succeeds Garner
as Public Service Head
Another clmnco for tho throng to
cheer enmo when the mayor an
nounced several appointments. Theso
Goorgo P. Harding, city controller,
n placo mado vncnnt by tho resigna
tion of Eugene R. PIko,
Wllllnm II. Rcld, commissioner of
public sorvlec, n placo mndo vncnnt
vi ':? it. .'
' TTUH rjr J
by John P. Gnrnor's election ns aldor
man. M. J. Fnhorty, president of tho
board of local improvements, to suc
Charles R. Francis, commissioner of
public works, siinio.
Sainuol A. Ettolson, corporation
Dr. John Dill Robortson, commis
sioner of health, samo,
Charles Boatrom, commissioner of
Chnrlos J. Forsborg, city collector,
Morris Ellor, city Bonier, same.
Georgo E. Nyo, chlot bolltr in
John J, Garrlty, chlof of pollco,
James Ren, buBlnoBS agent, samo,
Tho council concurred in all tho ap
pointments, suspending tho rulo
which requlros appointments to lay
ovor ono week.
Tho mayor did not appoint a flro
" ii j "'cbsim
chlof, harbor master, deputy com
missioner of public works, city elec
trician, or members of tho board of
Mr. Plko could havo been controller
as long as Mayor Thompson held of
fice. Ho resigned to go into business,
and tho Thompson men wcro sorry to
r.co him leave.
"There's nothing tho mnttor with
'Big Bill,' " was n shout which greeted
tho rending of tho messugo,
"Hurrnh for Mnyor Thompson," was
The mayor was forced to pound his
gnvol for several minutes betoro ho
could check tho demonstration ho ro
coive'd ns ho entered tho council cham
ber. Mrs. Thompson und tho wives of
other city ofllclnls snt, with him on
I Til tit Inn nnklntr llint'tlin council unn
olutlon 'asking thnt' tha council sonu'a'
mcmorlnl to Prcsldont Wilson asking
thnt ho dcclnro tho army demobilized,
bo the "dry" legislation would bo
mado Ineffective in so far as tills leg
islation had to do with army affairs.
"It ought to go to a committee,"
said Aid. A. A. McCormlck.
"What nro you talking nbout? Your
wnrd voted 'wot,'" snld Aid. Coughlln.
"That's right," said Aid. McCor
mlck. "I guess I shall havo to agrco
Tho resolutions then wero unani
Aid. John A. Rlchort, chnlrmnn of
tho finance committee, advised tho
aldermen thnt thoy ought to eliminate
nil "tng tiny" pormltH.
Instead of abolishing the rulo on
"tug tiny," the council ordered tho
flnnnco commltteo to investlguto nnd
bring In a commendation.
Aid. John G. Horno, U. s. Schwartz
and John J. Tuohy had resolutions
on tho traction situation. Tho former
asked thnt tho traction fund bu used
to build Htibways, tho second thnt a
now traction settlement deal bo en
torod into, nnd tho lattor wanted tho
law department to ask tho Btato pub
lic utilities commission to reopen its
action In allowing tho olovated lines
to charge u cent fines.
LOWDEN FOR PRESIDENT
Gov Low den's presidential boom hnH
been launched In the enst by Con
gresBinan Wllllnm 11. McKlnloy, of
Champaign, who was Titl't's campaign
manager In 1912. In nn artlclo to bo
published In tho May :t Ibbuo of Les
lie's, advance copies of which havo
been sent out, Mr. McKlnloy, undor
tho caption, "Why Hotter Times Aro
at Hand," says 1920 is to bo u Repub
"In Illinois," ho writes, "wo hnvo n
former congressman who has made
a great record as a peoplq's governor
nnd ns a war governor Frank O.
Lowden. I am for Lowden for tho
noNt president of tho United StateB.
"Tho November, 1918, election and
tho local elections of this winter and
spring hnvo served notice that Repub
lican times are coming, that the peo
ple nro tired of profcsHlonnl theories
and socialism, that Inefllclency and pa
ternalism must end, mid that thoy
look to tho Ropubllcan party to wipe
out autocratic government nnd restore
tho constitution. A Republlcuu con
gress will net now ns a servant of tho
pcoplo and not of a president."
Mr. McKlnloy, who Is tho now presi
dent of tho American section of tho
International Parliamentary union, re
cently sailed for his second trip to tho
dovnstntcd regions of Franco nnd
CHIEF GARRITY'S PLANS
Chlof of Pollco John J. Garrlty,
speaking nt the Forty club, told of
ills plana to lossen crlmo by Increased
ollleloncy on tho forco.
"I find tho department," he said,
"topsy turvy owing to Jealousies be
tween tho mon ami botween thoso
who nro afraid somo others will oc-
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compllsh moro thnn themselves nnd
thereby get better markings.
"I hopo to climlnnto this trouble and
thereby bring nbout a better organiza
tion, and with better organization to
suppress crlmo In Chicago. As it Is,
the total of cases of crlmo committed
this year Is not so great as prior to
"Last year every ono thnt could en
listed nnd tho draft did not overlook
tho crooks, but this year crlmo is go
lug up sluco tho return of the troops.
"I am not blaming tho service, for
any of these crimes. Far bo It front
mo, for I hnvo spent somo thirty years
In tho military service. Tho men re
turning went through short but dan
gerous work and thoy wero not always
under tho supervision of their officers.
"I havo rocontly mot with tho stato
parolo board, and they hnvo arranged
to notify tho Chicago pollco depart
ment when n convict applies for pa
role, in order that tho department may
placo before tho board a complete
record of tho applicant's career. This
Is Important, ns somo of thoso crim
inals havo twenty-five or thirty cases
"Tho Chlcngo pollco department will
nlso have a complete record of each
paroled man, IiIb home, und personal
characteristics, so that when ho vio
lates his parole we can quickly pick
him up. For this purpose I havo as
signed six or soven men with tho
board who will hnvo a check on pa
'rolcd men each week for many, and
once a mouth for all, and 1 think this
will tend to lessen crime.
"Attention should bo gien to young
lads who nro led into crime llfo by
associates they pick up In poolrooms
on the outskirts of tho city, where
questions nro not asked.
"For this and othor troubles I would
recommend n recreation placo for
The .Motion Picture Association of
Illinois was organized for tho purpose
of conducting a stnto-wldo campaign
against tho proposed legislation.
Tho Bontlmont of tho gathering was
voiced by speakers who charged that
state supervision wns for the purpose,
primarily, of giving "politicians boiuo
Jobs for tho favored ones," and was
"political control of the hereon."
Chicago was chosen as tho head
quarters of tho association and the
following oIllcerH wero elected:
President W. W. Watts, Spring
Vico-prcBldont Poter J. Schnefor
Secretary William Loeber, Junior,
Treasurer V. D Buford, Aurora
Field Socretary Samuel Atkinson,
Gonernl Couusol Lowis P. Jncoh
son, Chicago, who presided at the
"Present laws pertaining to motion
pictures aro adequato, sufllclont, and
effective in eradicating tho bnd pic
tures, and tho public has condemned,
and can and will continue to condemn
nnd stop improper uso of tho hereon."
Declarations to this effect wero In
corpornted in lesolutlons adopted at
tho close of the massmectiug in tho
Morrison hotel of motion pleturo mou
who nro opposing tho proposod statu
censorship of "movies" In Illinois.
Resolutions woro further adopted do
daring that tho proposed legislative
control of tho Industry Is "disloyal,
un-American, Illogical, lacking In unl
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