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fl iLLmOlS l 5ARY
JUN 3 1919 ,
trtr4 Steend Clat Mattar Oetobar
Offloa at Chicago, Illinois, unaar Art
THIRTIETH YEAIt, NO. 5)6.
BIG TAX VETOED
Mayor Thompson Knocks Out Thirty
Million Dollar Tax Levy Submitted
to Council by School Board
The Council Confirms the Eltven New School Board
. Appointees of the Mayor by
Mayor Thompson votocd tho $29,
500,000 tax lovy ordlnnnco of tho
school board, passed a week ago by
tho council. Ho doclarod In his veto
messago that this lovy might Invali
date othor Increased levies to bo
made, and suggested that tho board
issue cortlUcates of indebtedness until
tho legislature straightened out tho
tax lncreaso mutter. Tho council re
pealed the ordlnnnco und pnHscd
un ordinance allowing tho certificates
to bo Issued.
Tho council accepted tho challcngo
of tho Elks to play a game of baseball
Juno 28 at tho Whito Sox park.
Tha city hall was closed Tuesday
so tho employes could greot tho 33rd
.division. Tho council went with tho
Rnaybr to review the troops.
KAla.iAdamowskl offered a resolution
Hsklne; that Ihe'udniinlstratlon give
preference to returned sailors, sol
dlors and marines in handing out
sixty-day appointee Jobs. This was
Aid. Adamowskl also offered n res
olution asking that tho building codo
bo amended ho that the building
holght limit for now structures would
bo 130 foot. This was sont to tho
building committee Tho prosont
height limit Is 200 foot, tho council
Hovernl years ago changing this from
2G0, but lately efforts havo boon mado
to remove all holght restrictions.
Chnnges In tho 1912 pollco reorgani
zation ordlnnnco woro sought In an
order "off orod by Aid. Cullerton. This
was sent to the pollco commlteoo.
Only two tag days a year will bo
permitted after next month, the coun
cil ruled. Tho tng day roquests on
hand will bo disposed of by permit
ting u "jackpot" tag day to bo hold
either June 8 or 10.
Tho streets and alloys commtttoo
recommonded an ordinance abolishing
all streot stands and on elevated rail
road structures In tho loop, oxcopt for
tho sales of nowspapors. Also an ordi
nance chunglng tho namo of 12th
streot to Hoosovolt road.
The council confirmed the cloven
members of tha school board ap
pointed by tho mayor.
Following nra tha members of tho
Fivo year terms: Mrs. Lulu M.
Snodgrnss, Sntmiol Qosslor.
Four years: Dr. Boloslaus Klarkow
ski, James P. Rezny.
Three years: Mrs. Francos E.
Thornton, Dr. Sadlo Day Adair.
Two years: Edwin 8. Davis, Albert
One .year: Hart Hanson, Francis
E, Croarkln, Gcorgo B. Arnold.
Tho council will moot again Juno 9.
FOR CITY ECONOMY
Tho new city council commlttco on
efllclency, economy und rehabilitation
has decided upon tho following pro
gram: Look Into tho organization of all
dopnrtmonts and bureaus,
Tako up all ordinances providing
for now departments or bureaus.
Consider all ordinances for consoli
dation of existing dopnrtmonts and
othor important transfers.
Consolidation of taxing bodies.
Centralized purchases of tho city.
Centralized pay roll preparation,
Survey of the street lighting sys
tem. Survoy for a ten year program for
tho water department.
Separation of tho stroot and alloy
cleaning work and garbage removal
from tho bureau of streets and sot
ting this up as a separato department.
Tho commlttco will ask for an ap
propriation of 112,000 to carry on Us
Aid. A. A. McCormick, chairman of
11. ISM. at tha Peat Offlea of Publication,
or March 3, 1I7. 173 W. Waihlnoton St., Chlcaoo, III.
f2 Per Year In Advance.
tho committee, appointed tho follow
Public safety: Aid. StefTcn, chair
man; A. O. Anderson, Durns.
Financial organization, expenditures
and rehabilitation: Aid. McCormick,
chairman; Hichort, Walker.
Highways, bridges, sowers nnd
wasto: Woodhull, chairman; Dowlor
Water supply: Olscn, chairman;
Public health, correction nnd rec
reation: Protzol, chairman; Novak,
Miscellaneous: Guernsey, chairman;
DEMOCRATS . ,
TALK OF 1920
Tho Democratic National Commit
teo has been In session this weok at
the Congress Hotel.
Mr. McAdoo, son-in-law of President
Wilson, Is considered a full-fledged
candidnto for tho democratic nomina
tion, contingent upon tho final attt
tudo of tho president on tho third
torm Issuo. Attorney General Pnlmor,
who hulls from Pennsylvania, is In
tho grooming and would not consider
tho nomination if Mr. Wilson Is in
tho running. Reports brought hero
from tho east Indicnto that Mr. Palmor
is in gient favor with domocrutlc
national londors throughout tho coun
try. As tho stories go ho would bo
acceptable to tho men who havo to go
out and carry tho brunt of tho battle
at election tlmo.
Doinocratlo chiefs aro agreed that
Mr. Dryau wants to got In tha rnco
again, Hying tho prohibition baunor.
The old timers say without hesitation
that such a program will not got
S. WATER ST.
TO THE LAKE
An opinion declaring that tho city
has tho right to extond South Wator
street to tho lako across tho land
mado by the Illinois Control railroad
has boon given to tho council com
mlttco on railway terminals by Wal
tor L. Flshor.
Ho says tho city's right to mako
similar extensions of Lnko street and
River stroot is moro in doubt becauso
tho city has pormlttod tha construc
tion of buildings on tho rights of way
of theso strips.
Attornoy Flshor also doclares that
in his opinion tho city would be with
in its right In refusing to permit tho
railroad company to fill in tho slips
.entering Its grounds from tho rlvor
and the lako. An application to fill in
some of thoso slips In ordor to enlarge
tho railroad yards is boforo tho com
mittee According to Attorney Fisher's con
clusions, tho five slips on tho Illinois
Central grounds aro under tho Juris
diction of tho harbor master, and
coujd not bo flllod In without action
by tho city council,
COST OF LIVING TOO HIGH
City Council Is Urged to Cut It.
Aldormanlc action to cut tho high
cost of living has been agreod upon
by Health Commissioner John Dill
Robertson and Aid. John II, Lylo. Tho
pair havo issued a statement urging
quick passage of Lylo's food, market
and farm produce ordinance This
statement in part says:
"Slnco tho avorago family spends
annually 48.4 per cent of its income
for food, und slnco that oxpondlturo
In Chicago this year will total moro
than $.340,000,000, any department tho
city council may creato which can
work out measures whorcby food can
bo had in ndequato quantities at lower
prices will provo n boon to tho 3,000,
000 citizens of Chicago.
"In tho last five months, when poul
try has been roportcd ncarco nnd hens
woro bringing 48 cents a pound retail,
Leader in the
tons of poultry havo been held in cold
"Establishment of a department of
food, markets and farm products is
tho most important thing ponding bo
foro tho city council,"
ELECT ISAAC N. POWELL
Isaac N. Powell bocamo president of.
tho South Side State Bank at Cottago
Grovo avenue and East 43d street,
vice Henry W. Mahan, who died Mon
day. Mr. Powell has boon vlco presi
dent of the Institution, and also a di
rector of tho Washington Park Na
tional bank, of which Mr. Mahan was
also president. Mr, Powell has been
well known in south side banking
circles for a number of years and has
been actlvo in Sovonth ward politics
as a republican leader.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MAY
HOW CONGRESS STANDS
Lines Up Very Dry on the Pro
A poll nf CbngrcBS made this
week shows overwhelming sentiment
against repealing tho war-time .prohi
bition act as it relates to wine and
beer, as recommended by the presi
dent. It, therefore, appears Certain thnt
the countrj will become dry July 1.
Tho results of tho poll follow:
Senate: For repeal, 20; against re
peal, 111; noncommittal, 31.
House: For repeal, 110; ngnlnst
repent, 210; noncommittal, 8ft.
Here is tho way Mlddlo West sena
Senators: No. 'ummins, louu;
Newberry nnd Townscnd, Michigan;
Sherman, Illinois; Weston, Indlann.
Noncommittal: Nelson, Minnesota;
Representatives: Illinois: Yes: J.
V. Ralncy, Adolph J, Sabath, James
MeAndrcwB, Thomas Gallnghor. Dem
ocrats; Frod A. Drltton, William A.
Rodonberg, Republicans. No: Richard
Yates. Edward J. King, William O.
McKlnley, John C. McKcnzie, Thomas
S. Williams, Republicans; Henry T.
Ralnoy, Democrat. Noncommittal:
Niels Juiil, Carl R. Chlndbloom, E. II.
RrookH, Ira C.Copley, Charles E. Full
er, Clifford Irelnnd, Joseph O. Cannon,
Loren E. Wheeler,' Wlllam E. Mason,
Indiana: No: Oscar E. Qland, Rich-
W. O. DUNTLEY,
Business World Who Would Make a
nrd N. Elliott, William R. Wood,
Louis W. Fairfield, Republicans. Non
committal: O. R. Luhrlng, Republi
can. Wisconsin: Yes: Edward Volght,
John C. Kleczka, Republicans. No:
J. G. Monahan, Adolphus P. Nolson,
Republicans. Noncommittal: C, E.
Randall, Florlan Lamport, Edward E.
Qrowno, David G. Classon, James A.
P. G. Jacobson, the popular presi
dent of tho prosperous Rellanco DIo
and Stamping Company, located at
501 to 611 North LaSallo street, is
ono of the most highly respected busi
ness men of Chicago. Ho Is always
pulling for tho advancement of Chi
cago's Interost and as a wido awako
citizen does much for tho city's ad-vancomont.
Declares That Measures Can All
Safeguarded and Passed in a
Single Day if Necessary
The Interests of
Charles H. Wacker, chairman of tho
Chicago Plan Commission, says;
Tho public lins been misled regard
ing certain Important features con
corning tho Increased bonding power
legislation now pending.
It has been stated that thero was
Insufllclcnt tlmo to pass the bills and
Great Governor of
safeguard all of them against error.
I know for a posltlvo cortainty that
tho bills can bo passed in ono day.
This Is according to tho host legisla
It has boon argued that tho bonding
bills might bo passod without passing
tho reduction tax rnto bills, designed
so that the amount of taxes will not
botincreasod. Tho plan Is to pass all
the bills at ono tlmo, or to pass nono
of thorn. In this way thero is abso
lutely no danger of orrors, omissions,
or anything that would not safeguard
Tho reduction ratos havo all been
flgurod accurately to a mill on overy
single bill and aro ready to bo applied
on whatovor rata of incroaso In tho
assessed valuation may bo docided
upon, whothor two-thirds or tho full
valuo. I have personally roviawod
theso reduction rates with Assistant
Corporation Counsel Hornstein aud
Entered ai Second Claia Matter Octobir 11, 1M, at Mm
Office at Chlcaoo, Illinois, under Act sf Mart! a, wm.
the Small Taxpayers Demand That
Be Given Bight to Issue
copies of thesu schedules aro avail
nblo to tho public.
Furthermore, ns n final safeguard, I
wish to Inform tho public Hint 1 will
personally ugrco to furnish the money
to pay any attorney or attorneys tho
governor may enro to select to go over
and approvo the bills boforo thoy
receive his signature. It It is found
that they contain any errors of n
harmful uaturo the governor can veto
them nil. The bureau of public ef
ficiency and tho Civic federation will
linve ample opportunity to go over
tho bills after they are passed, or
now, for thnt matter, so that there Is
no possible chnnce of anything being
wrong with thorn.
Tho taxpayer should bear in mind
that tho Increased bonding bills will
not lncreaso the nmount of taxes ono
iota boyond tho snuill annual lovy for
tho sinking fund nnd Interest to ro
tiro the bonds. This would amount to
only 33 cents on overy $100 of as
sessed valuation oven if $50,000,000
worth of bonds were issued ut one
tlmo. That, of course, is Impossible.
Tho bonds will be spread over years,
and tho special levy will actually bo
very much less than 33 cents per
No bonds can bu Issued without a
referendum, ho that the people will
say whothor thoy want tho bonds or
not. All tho legislature Is asked to
do Is to give tho people tho light to
say whether thoy wish to bond them
selves for public Improvements. It
thoy do, posterity will help to pay for
tho Improvements we can all enjoy to
day, and which will save the future
citizens untold oxpouse.
If this legislation falls Chicago
will face tho greatost hardship In its
history, past or future. Tho burdou of
Its failure will bo upon thoso who can
and should snvo the day. Every citi
zen should sock to understand tho
real facts In this vital measuro and
demand action by the Icglstntmc with
A petition Is being circulated to tho
members of tho leglslnturo urging
them to Increase the assessed valua
tion from one-third to tho full amount.
This petition litis nlrendy been signed
by John J. Mitchell, Gcorgo M. Rey
nolds, Edmund D. Hulbort, John G.
Shedd, Wallace Hockmun, John V.
Farwell, John W. Scott, D. F. Kelly,
Greonobnum Sodb' bank, Fort Dear
born National bank, Kerfnot & Co,,
Mend & Coo, Chnndlor, lllldreth &
Co., Edward (1. Wallor, Chancellor
L. Jonks, Gcorgo ('. Newberry corn
puny and about forty other prominent
rent estate firms
PAULLIN AND CLARK
Sanitary Trustees Welcome In
vestigation. "Lot's make it unanimous," is the
reply of Trusteo Georgo W. Pnullln
nnd Wnllaco G. Chirk of tho sanitary
district to the domand of Trustoo Wil
lis O. Nanco that thoro bo a loglsla
tivo investigation of tho way In which
tho district has boon run us regards
olllcieucy and economy, Trustees
Clark and Pnullln, who ropresent tho
majority in control of tho district,
havo issued tho following Joint Btnto
mont in roply to tho charges mado
by Trustoo Nnnco:
"Tho statoment mado by Dr. Nance
simply Indicates that ho Is deter
mined to eithor run tho snnltnry dis
trict or ruin It As far as an investi
gation is concerned, wo wolcomo ono.
Tho rocords of tho board will show
that early In 1018 tho old board, of
which Dr. Nanco was not a mombor,
passed a resolution by a unanimous
vote inviting tho Bureau of Publlo Ef
ficiency, tho stato's attornoy or any
other responsible body or person to
mako an investigation of its affairs,
Wo voted for tho resolution and stand
by it now.
"As far as Dr. NancoU criticism of
WHOLE M- 31 II 131? 1 51 5
tho employment of Mr. Adcock Is
concerned It Is only necessary again
to clto tho records of tho board, which
show that both Dr. Nanco and Presi
dent Sergei, with whom ho has been
acting, voted for tho employment of
Mr. Adcock as special counsel. Dr.
Nance knows thnt It would havo been
Impossible to have rotalncd Mr, Ad
cock as attorney for tho board. Ho told
tho trustees that ha had promlsod his
wlfo to reenter private practlco and
tho only way in which wo could obtain
his services was by employing him as
. GET LIQUOR
Julius F. Smletanka, Chicago col
lector of internal rovonuo, can't inter
fere, he says, with any liquor ship
ments addressed to the representative
of any foreign nation. Neither will tho
search nnd seizure net apply to tho
resldoncu or nfllce of a consul.
Thoro aro u few nutlottH which aro
not mnlutnlning consulates In Chicago.
This can bo romedled, for it is not re
quired that a consul bo a native or
a citizen of a country whoso intorests
he is assigned to represent.
Tho King of Slain, for Instance,
hasn't any one In theso parts on whom
ho can call in time of need. Invest
ment of ii fow cents In postago might
bring authorisation ns Chicago consul
Collector Smletanka Is expecting u
ruling from Washington on tho right
of clurgymon to receive wlno ship
ments after tho prohibition edict bo
"Somo denominations use wine In
rites," he snld, "and It is likely tho
law does not Intend to Interfere. Tho
question Is- How Inclusive- is tho
exception to be? Does it covor any
thing oilier than wines?"
CITY MILK DEPOTS
Chicago Will Supply Citizens
With Milk at Reasonable
Ahslstanls to Corporation Couusol
Ettelson started work on an ordi
nance empowering Heulth Commls
ulouer Robertson to establish three
municipal milk stations for thu sale of
milk at not to exceed 11 cents a quart
If pioseut laws will not permit
carrying out of tho scheme Commis
sioner Robertson snld emorgoncy leg
islation would bo sought whilo thu
leglrilntuio Is In session.
The three stations would bo locat
ed on tho North, West nnd South
sides near railway transportation aud
would he used for pasteurizing and
bottling Grocerlos und other stores
would bo supplied for distributing to
the general public. A profit of 1 cent
n quart would bo allowed dealers.
"The scheme is moetlng with gen
eral approval," said Doctor Robortson.
"Something must be done to got milk
to tho poor nt a lower prlco than Is
now being charged."
Patrons of tho lurgo doalora who
bolong to tho Illinois Milk Dealers'
Association will pay li cents n quart
beginning today. Somo of tho small
dealers will contlnuo to chargo 13
Laurence R. Adams, tho popular
manngor of tho flno Brovoort Hotel,
Js ono of Chicago's prosperous citi
zens and one of tho host liked hotel
men in tha Unltod States.
PfU of IsAmm mi