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179 WEST WASHINGTON ST.
Telephone Mntn 3DI3
Southeast Cot.'irr WnthSneton St.
and Well St.
HENRY F. DONOVAN, Editor nd Publiihct
Kntrrtd SmiiI C1M Matter October
11. 1S. M th I oil Ofllw kt Chicago, lilt.
ooli, umlr AC - ttrch I, 1J".
ESW'ISHED OCTOBER 5, 1889
orporntd t'ktlr th Uti of tilt noln.
Koundd by JlK.VIlY F DONOVAN.
The Chicago Eagle, a newipaper
for all clattaa ot reader, li devoted
to National, State and Local Pol.
Itleii to the publication of Mu
nicipal, State, County and San.
Itary Olttrlct newt) to comment
en people In public life; to clean
Bateball and Sport, and to th
publication of General Information
of Public Interest, Financial, Com.
merclal and political.
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1919.
KEITHS GOOD WORK
Commissioner of Gas and Elec
tricity Has Made a Good
Otto of tho very best olllclnls In tho
city government la William O. Keith,
homl of the Department ot Ons and
Commissioner Keith, who wan ap
pointed by Mayor Thompson Immedi
ately upon hla assumption of tho of
fice, surveyed tho entlro city, with a
view to oxtcndlng the electric light
ing system to territories which had
been recently developed. A bond In
Hue to provide for tho Installation of
approximately 32,000 now street
lamps was obtained. Plana, In tho
meantime, wero prepared and tho
work was started at onco. Thla Im
provement nlono lighted ovor -100
miles of streets which hud previously
been In darkness. To put it moro
concretely, tho street lighting system
was extended moro than -5 por cent.
Incident to this Improvement, tho an
nual cost of operation was $075,000.
Tho saino sorvlce, wero It supplied by
a public servlco corporation, would
have cost 9I.9fG.ono per year, repre
senting u saving to the taxpayers of
nearly ono million dollars annually.
l)y replacing old and Inolllclont
equipment (Hume arc lamps) which
wero In uso, with tho modorn nnd
economically operutcd Typo "C"
Mazda Incandescent gas tilled G00
candlo power units, tin additional sav
ing of $li0,000 nnnuully was made.
In addition to tho economics Insti
tuted by Commissioner Kolth, an In
novation in street lighting methods
was developed, which romoves tho ele
ment of danger from tho recently
Installed residential lighting system.
Thla method Is known ns tho "Group
System of Distribution" nnd reduces
tho voltage at tho lamp terminals to a
point whero tho probability ot fatal
accidents to trimmers and repairmen
will bo obviated. This system has tho
further merit of reducing tho Initial
cost of construction by approximately
12 per cent, and tho operating and
maintenance cost In u liko propor
tion. As a trlbuto to tho onglneeering
force, under Mr. Keith's direction, It
should be stntcd that plans mid esti
mates for all this work wero nmdo
prior to tho unprecedented rlso In
prices. Notwithstanding these condi
tions, the almost impossible task of
completing tho work In band with tho
funds provided Is being brought to a
Tho deportment has In hand plans
for the further extension of tho elec
tric light system to ultimately din
placo nil lamps rented by tho city and
thus Instltutn n further salng In
operating costs. At tho present tlmo
tho dlffcront public horvlco com
panies nre furnishing tho city with:
1.C51 COO C. P. electric lights,
G.r93 gas lamps,
1.4S3 gasoline lamps, nnd
1,730 incandescent olectrlc lamps
Tho plana referred to nhovo aro
mado to (over tho necessities of tho
next flvo years nnd provide for tho
Installation of approximately 75,000
100-cnndlo power lamps on orna
mental cast Iron posts 10 feot high;
thoso lamps to horvo nreas now In
process of development, or already
developed, and not served by tho pros
ent system. Tho plan also contem
plates amplifying tho coo c p. m
tern by an addition of approximately
J 000 now units. In strefts uhr-ro
thero aro car lines, or on -tr'-rts
principally glvun ovor to buiinc-
It in estimated that with tho ennui m
inatlon of these plans nnd completion
of tho work n total reduction of near
ly half a million dollars may tm made
In tho annual appropriation for the
five-year period under consideration.
Tho rnalntonanco of tho flro nnd
pollco signal systems is also a func
tion of thlri department In this ron-
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Chicago's Able Commissioner of the
iioctlou plans have been made for tho
unification of tho two systems, which
will result In greater cfllclcncy and n
considerable reduction In tho cost of
tt la ot Interest to nolo how the
various public Improvements arc
keeping pace with tho roniarkablo
growth of the city. This Is of partic
ular Interest this year to thoso whoso
interest in public affairs ban given
them n knowledge of tho limited ap
propriations granted the various de
partments for tho conduct of their ac
tivities. It Is only by good business manage
incnt nnd tho strictest economy that
tho public la served with efllcloncy.
Ono Incident 'la worthy of moro than
passing notice. Tho Department of
Gob and Electricity wna confronted
with tho necessity of oxtcndlng tho
llro alarm signal servlco to now en
gine houses recently placed In serv
lco at 134th strcot nnd Indiana nvo
nuo, Avondnlo avenue, near North
filth nvcnuo, Morgan Park, Western
avenue, near SSd street, Kedzlo nvc
nuo south ot I Ith street, and Natchez
nvcnuo nenr Fullerton nvcnuo, and
also pollco signal lines to tho two
now pollco stations.
Tho prlco of copper wlro was so
high nnd tho appropriation for tho
work, $15,000. was so relatively small,
that It seemed Improbable that all
tho stations could bo placed in serv
lco Mr. Kolth'a inn, howovor, not
only nccompllshes 'o entlro work,
hut In such n way i tat miles nnd
miles of unsightly nnd dangerous
poles and wires wero removed from
tho city streets In the moro Improved
porta of tho city.
Thcso lines wore replaced by un
derground cnblcs and tho wlro dis
placed used In tho outlying districts
to establish communication to, tho
now ntntlons rcforrcd to.
Tho establishment of thoso lines
menns much to tho residents of tho
districts which they sorve, not only
In llro protection, but In tho reduc
tion of Insuranco rates. Thla Incident
typllles tho cfllclent and Intelligent
study which Is given tho various
probloma rolntlng to tho mnnngoment
of public servlco utilities.
Tho rosult of tho work of thla de
partment Is probnbly moro continu
ally In tho public oyo, and from Ita
very nature moro conaplcuoua than
that of most other departments of
Tho activities of thla department
Include tho llro and pollcu signal
lines, Inspection ot electrical Installa
tions for privnto concerns, and Inst,
but by far tho most Important, tho
construction, maintenance nnd opera
tion of tho stroot lighting system.
No failure of any public aorvlco In
qulto ko notlccnblo na "a alreot lamp
Considering tho fact thnt this city
covers two hundred squiuo miles,
credit Is duo tho head of an organi
zation which conducts Its various
functions ovor so wide an area with
olllcloncy. Tho prcsont Commis
sioner of Gas and Electricity lino dur-
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ALBERT H. SEVERINGHAUS,
Reappointed to Membership On the Board of Education.
Department of Gns and Electrlcty.
lug ills Incumbency effected n reor
ganization of tho department nlong
strict bualncssllko and modern lines.
Now methoda have been Introduced i
antlqunted and Inelllclent equipment
Is being replaced by modern types;
economy and results aro tho dominat
ing policy of this organization.
The nccessltlc.4 of tho street llelii.
I Ing system hod outgrown Ita estab
lished resources. Under tho old moth
oda It would lmvo been Imposslblo to
hnvo mado any material extensions
or Improvements to tho system for
years to come.
Under Mr. Kolth'a direction nnd
present plans, districts which had
been liiHUlIlclontly lighted hnvo boon
entirely rehabilitated and oxtonslvo
additions mode In now territory.
It la fortunnto Indood that at this
time, when tho city Is subject to such
strict financial limitations, thnt tho
administration has found a man of
Mr. Kolth'a ability, practical knowl
edge and business nccumen to placo
In chnrgo or this Important branch of
the city servlco.
Chicago will soon gain tho distinc
tion of having tho largest theater In
tho country. Plans tiro being com
pleted for tho erection of a six story
building, with u frontngo of 225 foot
and u depth of 125 foot, In Cottago
Grovo avenue, on tho oast sldo of tho
street 200 foot south of Gild strcot,
for thoator purposes only. Tho then
ter will sent nenrly B.GOO pcoplo, sur
passing tho scuting spaco of tho Hip
podrome In Now York, It is said, and
will bo erected by Snmuol Katz and
Abo J, Unlnbnn, directors of tho Ri
viera and Morris Katz and Abo J.
Ualaban at a cost of $1,000,000.
Negotiations uro being mado with
movio producers to mako this then
ter the promler presentation house of
tho middle west. Tho theater is to
bo built along French architectural
lines, with playrooms for children and
women's reatrooina. Tho lobby is to
ho llvo stories In height nnd will bo
patterned nftor tho chapel of Ver
sailles, the room next to tho penco
conference chnmber. Tho ntngo will
bo as largo as that of tho nvurmro
dramatic theater, and, according to
S. Katz, a scenic artist will ho em
ployed to pnlnt scenes for each pic
lino presented. A fifty plcco orches
tra will furnish music and a chorus
Is to bo organized.
Tho slto was purchased from Ed
ward lk'ithn, n bulldor, through St
niottr Marks, brokor for Ualaban &
Katz. Happ & Compnny hnvo been
given the contract for tho orectlon of
tho structure nnd oxcavatlon will
start In six weoks, It is oxpected that
tho theater will bo ready for occupa
tion by next April.
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Infant at $1,8-Ki, wliereiin u .oatiliig
value Is cstlmntud at Sil.D'J.". and a
ulng stage," he Is listed ns being w
nntloti la about to realize on him."
GUDDEN, AIR SERVICE PUBLICITY
Cnpt. Charles .T. Glldden has been
mndo chief of publicity of tho United
Stntes air service, with headquarter
In New York. It Is stated that the
air service will sunn open n recruiting
campaign to secure nearly 20,000 men.
Captain Glldden for several months
before tho armistice had chnrgo of ulr
service publicity hi New Kngluml nnd
then from Oinuhn,
Captain Glldden Is n remarkable
man. Although slMy-two years of age,
ho looks not it day past forty-live. He
mndo the long distance telephone, built
tho first one and do eloped Ita use
through advertising many yi-ara ago
while president of the New Kngland
Roll Telephone toinpauy. Later he
wna president of flic Hell Telephone
company In Texas, where bo did plo
neerlng work In telephone develop
ment. Still later he became a balloon en
thusiast, and hns a recnnl nf iin,-in
STJ? ,.,hUniSHSm,.les.1,nr,H, lW"
bv nS'7n,!illi!J,,T m"0Cnn,', ",0IIB
of nTJlZZs '" V rl r0"n,ry. of
XT nn " "'n'f" f0r "
offered the Glldden trophy this year
of n transcontinental run, from New
prnvld" iiioio as a woiNlug capital for
"Ma" llurdlck, alxty-year-old Sal
vation Army lasslo nnd war heroine, ii
back from the battlefields of Europe,
It wasn't her silver hair alone that
mndo Ma IWirdlekt who was one of tho
first women war workers to go abroad,
conspicuous among the gallant baud
thnt served under the Salvation Army's
red shield behind the trenches, Sli'j
hold the plo-baklng record for Franco
with 1121 pies mado In 21 hours. Of
llapjacka sho mndo so many that no
body ever hud tho energy or patience
to keep score. She fried doughnuts,
ton, and then curried them In the si;l
dlors us they came from tho trenches.
She mended tho doughboys' uniforms
nnd gave first aid treatment in more
than one wounded mail.
After mouths of labor from day
light until long after dark. Ma eoi
lapsed and had to he taken in n Ihm
pllul In Parts. She regained her
strength there, relumed and remained
ut her duties behind the tivnrhes
"MA" BURDICK, SALVATION ARMY
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DRUMIWOWD, LEAGUE OF NATIONS
, -hi i ne II1 'b' ail u l'c
u)ui. of (..i.oiio ii jcar.
Count Johntin von Rcinvtorff, dis
missed nmlmssador to Washington,
evidently lias n typlcnl Germnn mind.
When Oermnny decided to counter the
Ameiicnti nnd allied claims for dam
ages which the allied population suf
fered as u result of the submarine war
fare, Von Hernstorir prepared tho doc
ument which sets forth these counter
claims: Germany hns a bill for ?l!l,
050,000,000 due, she contends, ns com
pensation fur Injuries to tho health of
tho Gorman people and to tho luitlon'n
strength nilalng frmn tho "Illegal
blockade" which, Germany asserts,
was Imposed on her "In violation of In
Items In this bill Includo: Value
of deaths due to malnutrition, ?-V
100,000,000; lost of productivity, S7,
250,000,000; Industrial value of lives
tost by starvation, $2,082,000,000.
Tho memorial Is nil Interesting
document, it uxes tnu vniuutlon or an
Germnn Ik worth 2,800. At five tho child's
t fifteen, when ho "Is near the brend-win-,
orth $75,100, this being tho ngo "when tho
At sixty the valuation drops to $1,825.
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TaTaTaoaoaoaoat'oaWMll'iV 'X X1 ' vXJZf ( if iSK
''"' Lon,,on' tW fr'n llM' . ""
h0 Pnw ,tH Ponalbllltics nnd led traveling
,h0 worl"- " wn ' llrst Promoter
numbcr of 'Cftr8 "tl1 war. and has
for u permanent possession to tho winner
York to Sun Kranelsco.
Following thn Klntr fnllim. n cn.i
die the International pool of nil wur
debts upon tho pence conference,
which would hnvo left tho United
Sfntes to enrry tho nil lea' financial bur
den, tho American financial experts,
headed by Thomna W. Lnmont, hnvo
rejected tho Urltlsh plnn formulated
by F. M. Keynes of tho Urltlsh trena
ury providing for a $5,000,000,000 bond
Issue to Germany, to bo guaranteed by
allied and associated powers.
In tho opinion of tho American dele
gation, Including President Wilson, the
Urltlsh plan Is obnoxious to tho Amer
ican people, who nro realized to bo re
luctant to become guarantors for Eu
ropean loans. Furthermore, tho $5,000,
000,000 loan to Germany la thought to
bo necessitated only because of the
shortslghtodnetw of tho European
allies, who Insist upon extracting nil
tho liquid assets from tho Germans
and then want the United States to
until uflcr tho armistice was arranged.
PrcHlihnt WINou Iiiih nomtiiated
Sir Eilc iriimiiioiid to lie the llrii
"'rotary general of the league of na
tf'.ns The luiporiuiico of tills position
crrcsponiN with wlmiever linportiince
Hie league of uiilliiiij nmy piuvo to
Lave It Is stated Hint no permanent
'PpniiiMnfiiiH win in. iiiiiiIo until nftor
b' Ai'if-rlt mi senalo ralllles the peace
'neiuint If It does, in tM. im.iitlmo
s r i;ilc will fill iho position.
Sir (.lames) Eric Orumiuond has
been private secretary to A, ,1. Ilalfour,
tho lliltMi foreign ecrelaly, hIiicc
lieceinher, 1(110. Protloiisly he hud
M-m-d Sir Edward (now Viscount)
(ley In the same capacity while Sir
Edward was foreign secretary. Fioui
March, 1012, to .Juno, 11115, he was
pilwilo secretary to Herbert II. AV
until, then tho Iliitlsli premier
Sir dltie was born on August 17,
IVTO, n ion of Iho eighth Viscount
Strathallan, and Is a half In other of
rtli. Tho new bccrotury will receive u
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The Popular Contractor nnd Former S
Emanuel Well has been connected
with tho New York Elfo Insuranco
Comimiiy for over twenty years. No
Insuranco agent In tho country la
moro popular with tho public, or
moro loynl to hla friends than Mr.
Harrison II. Itlley, proaldont of tho
Chlcngo Title & Truat Company, la
ono of tho foremost cltlzona of Chi
cago; always progressive nnd patri
otic. Aacher Ilrothcra will add another
playhouse to tholr chain of moving
jilcturo thentora when they tnko ovor
tho Crown theater, comer of Milwau
kee avenue and Division strcot, on
Juno 1. This theater has been play
ing American burlesque this Benson.
Ono of tho most Interesting stores
In the city to visit is thnt of Karl
Mayer & Company, in tho North
American building, HO South State
street. .Men go there for sorvlco
dental nnd shaving creams, and wom
en for tho prizo baby soap and n
grand linn of toilet articles.
Judge John A. Manone of U
Municipal court li very popular with
the people because of the cood, eoea
noa tenee ha aiiplaya on th bmk,
W. S. Tothlll, the great manufac
turer of gymnasium and playground
apparatus, at 1815 Webster avenue,
haa a national reputation bocauae of
the excellence and reliability of his
Emll Longbl, the popular proprie
tor of tho Justly famous Italian &
Greek Products Company nt 1618-20
South Wabash nvonuc, has built up a
great reputation in the business world
on account of the excollonco of the
olive oil and lino Imported wines
handled by bis bouse.
Q. J. Chott, tho wen known lawyer,
who made a good record on the Jus
tice benoh, would make a good Munlo
Hnrry M. Grut, cashier of tho Mer
cantile Trust & Savings Dank, nt
Jackson boulovard and Clinton streots,
Is ono of tho rlslug young mon of
Chicago. Doforo accoptlng his present
responsible position, Mr. Grut was con
nected with tho Continental & Com
mercial National Bunk. Ho Is re
spected by the business community
nnd by all with whom ho haa como In
KTATKMKNT OV Till:
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Mercantile Trust & Savings Bank of Chicago
Jackson Boulevard and Clinton Street
at Tin: vutK or
.unim unit Whcounu f3.l-H.S40.7S
Itnnilu M,,,,i,rllu n.n
I'. H. I.llirriy Ilonilu nml
Certllluitni of Indulitnl
num. Owned ami for Hub
irll)t'rn Dim fniin llunkH, I'uah and
3:':, 030. oo
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AY N 5'Sff 1'WlUcnt.
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i'iiMvmII fc Kun Compnny, 17th' ami
Hit ru Af.
inriiAitn .; coi.r.iNH. ti.o rmton
Hlrn't WlioU-aiilo Jlurkvt Co.. 10
I ullon Hired
A II HICK, 1'iealilont A, 11. Dick
Coiiiliiinv, 73(1 V? .ladnni) lld.
It, OUIIMAN. PriHlilt-iit Hti'ul Bnlea
i'liriinrulliiii, 129 Ho. Jfn(iraon HI,
MII.1IIN H. ri.OIlHIiniM, 1'rraldont
llm I'lnriiliPliii Hlino Co., Aduma and
I Hilton Hla,
llAVIH II, IIANN, (limn & IVnlcu, At-
A K,.V HANK IOU MN.:sH MKN
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A Karl Mayer & Company
Service Shaving and
Telephone Centrnl 2133
36 South State Street CHICAGO
tnte. Senator, Respected By Everybody.
For tho llrat tlmo In yeara, In tho
most closely contested election nt tho
Hamilton club, tho "members'"
ticket, headed by A. N. Mnrquls, de
feated tho "directors'" ticket, headed
by Oliver G. Cameron. Mr. Marquis
rccolved 531 votoB, against 483 cast
for Mr. Cameron.
Tho closest race was between Arch
ibald Mncl.clsh nnd 13. W. K. IJnlloy,
tho former, with 500 votes, having
only two moro than Mr. Unlloy, for
whom 501 woro enst. Only ono mem
ber of tho "directors'" ticket, Elmer
1). Urothnrs, was olected.
The following wero elected:
President, A. N. Marquis.
First vlco president, Elmor D.
Second vice president, Archibald
Third vlco president, William M.
Secretary, Walter F. Olds.
Treasurer, John C. Armstrong.
Directors: William S.. Darboo, War
ron W. Edwards nnd Wirt E. Hum
lhrcy. Pay $3
if you wish
for a brand new
The price now is only
$57 instead of $100.
This 43 per cent sav
ing conies through new
economical sales plans
and vastly increased
Over 700,000 Olivers sold.
If any typewriter is worth
$100, it is this splendid new
Telephone today, Randolph 500.
A representative will show you
an Oliver Nine and give full de
tails without Migation to you.
The Oliver Typewriter Company
B-:i Oliver TyMwltr Hide., Chicago
CONDITION OF TIIK
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Iti'iiurw'd for Tnxi'a and In-
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i: A. IIOWAItO. Vlco l'rea. C. 11. &
.9,, ." '.' Co Jmk'in lllv.1. and
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I! A. HIIKHIU.I,. Vlrn l'res. Oils Ue.
"l'r Coinpiiny, .liukaon lllvd. uml
.loffrraon HI. Chairman Ordnancu
..A".".'1"1'1 Clulini Hoard u, H. Army.
H'jWV X. HTUAITH8. Pmlilent Jleyer
. ...'." AlIt"', and Mrern 8t.
I.O 'IH WIM.FF, iTcnlili-nt U Wolrt
.ManuracturliiK Co.. 001 W. Lake St
iiAiutv a. wiiui:i,i:h. vico i-ici. ai.o
Vice l'rea. Union Trust Co.
I'ltlHillllICK II. HAWHON, l'rfldent.
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