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JUN 3 W19 .
(Lift ratltt) mr it&lllE
RnMr4 a Second Clata Mattsr Ortohr
OfflM at Chicago, llllnolt, unaer Act
THIRTIETH YJCAK, NO.
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
Major Thompson vetoed tho $2,
G00.0OO tax levy ordinance of tho
school board, passed week ago by
tho council. Ho declared In his veto
message that this levy might Invali
date other Increased levies to bo
made, and suggetcd that tho board
Issue certlllcates of indebtedness until
tho legislature stralghtenod out the
tax Increase matter. Tho council re
pealed tho ordinance and passed
an ordinance allowing tho certlllcates
to bo Issued.
Tho council accepted tho challenge
of tho Elks to play u game of baseball
Juno 28 at the Whtto Sox park.
Tho city hall was closed Tuesday
so tho employes could greet the 33rd
division. Tho council went with tho
-mayor to revlow tho troops.
'.Aid. Adamowskl offered a resolution
asking thut tho administration glo
preference to returned sailors, sol
diers u ml marlnos in handing out
slxty-duy appolntoo Jobs. This was
Aid. Adamowskl nlso offered u ies
olutlon asking that tho building codo
bo amended so that tho building
height limit for now Btiuctmes would
bo 130 feet. This was sont to tho
building committee. The present
height limit Is 200 feet, tho council
several ears ago changing this from
2G0, but lately ellorts hao been made
to lemovo all height restrictions.
Changes In tho 1912 pollco reorgani
zation ordlnanco woro sought in an
oi dor oirored by Aid. Culloiton. This
was sont to the pollco commlteeo.
Only two tag days a jour will bo
permitted after next mouth, tho coun
cil ruled. Tho tag day requests on
hand will bo disposed of by permit
ting a "Jackpot" tug day to bo hold
either .luuu 8 or ID.
Tho streets and alloys committee
recommended an ordinance abolishing
all stroot stands und on elevated rail
road structuics in tho loop, oxcopt for
tha sales of nowspupors. Also an ordi
nance changing the uamo of 12th
street to Roosovalt road.
Tho council confirmed tho cloven
members ot tho school boaid ap
pointed by tho mayor.
Following aio tho mombors of tho
Five year tonus: Mrs. Lulu M.
Snodgtass, Sumuol Qosslor.
Four years: Or. Doleslaus Klarkow
ski, James P. Ilozny.
Throo yours: Mrs. Fiunces 13.
Thornton, Dr. Sadie Day Adair.
Two years. Edwin S. Davis, Albort
Ono year: Hart Hanson, Francis
E. Croarkln, Goorgo D. Arnold.
Tho council will moot again Juno 9.
FOR CITY ECONOMY
Tho now city council commlttco on
elllcioncy, economy and rehabilitation
has doclded upon tho following pro
gram: Look into tho organization of all
departments and bureaus.
Tako up all ordinances providing
for now dopartmonts or buroaus.
Consider all ordinances for consoli
dation ot existing dopartmonts and
other Important transfers.
Consolidation ot taxing bodies.
Ccntrallzod purchases ot tho city.
Centralized pay roll preparation.
Survey of tho street lighting sys
tem. Survoy for a ten year program for
tho water department.
Separation of tho stroot and alloy
cleaning work und garbage removal
from the bureau of streets and sot
ting this up as a soparato dopartmont.
Tho commlttco will ask for an ap
propriation of ?12,000 to carry on Its
Aid. A. A. McCormick, chairman of
11, 18. at tha Pott
of March 3, 117.
Office of Publication,
Ui W. Washlntlton St., Chicago, III.
J2 Per Year In Advance.
tho committee, appointed tho follow
Public safoty: Aid. Steffen, chair
man; A. O. Audcison, Hums.
Financial organization, expenditures
and rehabilitation: Aid. McCormick,
chairman; Itlchert, Walker.
Highways, bridges, sowers and
wosto: Woodhull, chairman; Howler
Water supply: Olson, chairman;
Public health, coiroctlon and rec
reation: Pretzel, chairman; Novak,
Miscellaneous: Guernsey, chaltmau;
TALK OF 1920
Tho Demon u tic National Commit
tee has been in session this nook at
the Congress Hotel.
Mr. McAdoo, son-in-law of President
Wilson. Is considered a full-Mcdged
cuudldato for tho democratic nomina
tion, contingent upon tho llnal atti
tude of the piesldeut on tho third
term Issue. Attorney General Palmor,
who halls from PonitBylvonlu. Is in
tho grooming and would not consider
tho nomination If Mr. Wilson Is In
tho tunning. Hopoits biought hero
fiom tho east Indicate that Mr. Palmer
Is In great favor with democratic
national leadors throughout tho coun
try. As tho stories go ho would ho
acceptable to the men who have to go
out and carry the brunt of tho battle
at election tlmo.
Democratic chiefs are agieed that
Mr. llryuu wantH to got In the raco
again, Hying tho piohlbltion baunor.
Tho otd timers say without hesitation
that such a piogrum will not got
S. WATER ST.
TO THE LAKE
An opinion declaring that tho city
has tho right to extend South Wator
street to tho luko across tho land
made by tho Illinois Central railroad
has boon given to tho council com
mittee on railway terminals by Wal
ter I.. Flshor.
IIo says tho city's light to mako
similar oxtonsions ot Laka street and
Rlvor street is moro In doubt because
tho city has permitted tho construc
tion of buildings on tho lights of way
of theso strips.
Atto'rnoy Flshor also doclaros that
In his opinion tho city would be with
in Its right In lotuslng to poimlt tho
railroad company to till in tho slips
entering Its grounds from tho ilvor
and tho lako. An application to fill In
soma of theso slips in ordor to onlargo
tho railroad voids is boforo tho com
mlttco. According to Attornoy Flshoi's con
clusions, tho llvo slips on tho Illinois
Central grounds aro under tho Juris
diction of tho harbor master, and
cou)d not bo filled in without action
by tho city council.
COST OF LIVINC TOO HIGH
City Council Is Urged to Cut It.
Aldormanlo action to cut tho high
cost of living hus been agreed upon
by Health Commissioner John Dill
Robertson and Aid. John H. Lylo. Tho
pair have Issued a statomont uigtng
quick passago of Lylo's food, market
and farm produce ordlnanco. This
statomont In part says:
"SInco tho avorago family sponds
annually 48,4 per cent of its lncomo
for food, and since that expondlturo
in Chicago this year will total moro
than 1340,000,000, any dopartmont tho
city council may create which can
work out measures whereby food can
be had in odequato quantities at lower
prices will provo a boon to tho 3,000,
000 citizens of Chicago.
"In the last live months, when poul
try has been reported scarce and hens
woro bringing 48 cents a pound retail,
Leader In the
tons of poultry have been held In cold
"Establishment of a department ot
food, markets und farm products Is
tho most impoitant thing ponding bo
foro the city council."
ELECT ISAAC N.POWELL
Isaac N. Powell bocamo prcsidont of
tho South Sido Stato Dank at Cottago
Grovo avenue and East 43d street,
vice Henry W, Mahon, who died Mon
day. Mr. Powoll has boon vice presl
dent of tho Institution, and also a di
rector of tho Washington Park Na
tional bank, of which Mr. Mahan was
oIbo prosldont. Mr. Powell lias boon
woll known in south side banking
circles for a number ot years nnd has
boon actlvo in Seventh ward politics
as a republican loader,
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MAY
HOW CONGRESS STANDS
Lines Up Very Dry on the Pro
A poll of Congress made this
week shows overwhelming sentiment
against repeating the wat-tlme prohl
hltlou act as It relates to wine and
beer, us iccoiumcndcd by the presl
It. therefore, appears icitaln that
the eountr.v will become dr Jul I
Tho icsults of tho poll follow:
Senato' For repeal, 20; against ie
peal, 3 1, noncommittal, 31.
House: For repeal, 110; against
repeal, 21)!, uomommittnl, 8!)
Here Is the way Mlddlo West sotia
Senators. No 1'ummlns, Iowa.
Newberry and Townsend, Michigan;
Sherman, Illinois; Weston, Indiana.
Noncommittal. Nelson, Minnesota.
Itcpipsentutlvos: Illinois. Yes4 .1.
V Itainey, Adolph J. Subath, James
McAndrews, Thomas Gallaghor. Dem
ocrats, Fred A Ilrltton, William A.
Itodenberg, Itepubllcaus, No Richard
Yates, Edwind J King, William O
McKlnloy, John C. McKonzlc. Thomas
S. Williams, Republicans; Henry T
Rolney. Democrat. Noncommittal:
Niels Juul. Carl It. Chlndbloom, E. 11.
Iliooks, ha C.Copley, Charles 1. Full
er. Clifford li eland, Joseph O. Cannon.
l.oi on i: Wheeler, Wlllam E. Mason.
Indiana: No: Oscar K. IJIund, Rich-
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ard N. Elliott, William It. Wood,
Louis. W. Falrllold, Republicans. Non
committal: O. R. Luhring, Republi
can. Wisconsin: Yes: Edward Volght,
John C. Kleczka, Republicans. No:
J. G. Moimlian, Adolphus P, Nelson,
Republicans, Noncommittal: C. K,
Randal), Florlan Lamport, Edward E.
Riowne, David G. Classon, James A.
P. G. Jacobson, the popular presi
dent of tho prosperous Relianco DIo
and Stamping Company, located at
G01 to 511 North LaSallo street, Is
ono ot tho most highly rospoctod busi
ness men of Chicago, IIo is always
pulling for tho advancement of Chi
cago's Intorcst and as a wldo awake
citizen does much for tho city's advancement.
Ul, 1 !)!!.
Declares That Measures Can All Be
Safeguarded and Passed in a
Single Day if Necessary
The Interests of the Small Taxpayers Demand That
the City Be Given Right to Issue
Chailes H. Wacker, chairman of the
Chicago Plan Commission, sas
The public has been misled regard
ing ceituln Important features con
cerning tho Increased bonding power
legislation now pending.
It has been stated that theie was
iusulllcient time to pass the bills and
Great Governor of
safeguard all of them against en or.
I Know for a positive cortainty that
tho bills can bo passed in one day
This Is according to tho best legisla
It has been argued that tho bonding
bills might bo pussod without pasting
the i eduction tax rato bills, designed
so that tho amount of taxes will not
lm Increased, Tho plan Is to pass all
tho bills at ono tlmo, or to pass nono
of thorn. In this way theio is abso
lutely no dangor of orrors, omissions,
or anything that would not safeguard
Tho reduction ratos liavo all been
figured accurately to a mill on overy
sluglo bill and aro ready to bo applied
on wliatovor rato of incroaso in tho
assossed valuation may bo doclded
upon, whether two-thirds or tho full
value. I havo personally rovlowod
those reduction rates with Assistant
Corporation Counsol Horns tela and
Entered as Second Clata Matter October 11, IMP, at
Office at Chicago, llllnolt, under Act ef Martti ,
n 1 " 'ckW
copies of these schedules are a all
able to the public
Furthermore, ns a Haul safeguard, I
wish to Inform the public that 1 will
personally agree to furnish the munoy
to pa any attorney or attorneys the
governor may care to select to go oer
and approve the bills before the
receive his signature If it is found
that the) contain un.v errors of a
harmful nature the governor can veto
them all. The bureau of public of
llcleuc.v und the Civic federation will
have ample opportunity to go over
the bills after they are passed, or
now, for that matter, so that there Is
no possible clianie of anything being
wrong with them.
Tho taxpayer should hear In mind
that tha Increased bonding bills will
not Increase tho amount ot luxes mui
lota beyond tho small annual levy for
the sinking fund and interest to re
tire the bonds. This would amount to
only .1!! cents on ovor $100 of as
sessed valuation even If $50,000,11110
w oi tit of bonds weie Issued at one
time That, of course. Is Impossible.
The bonds will he spiead over years,
and the special lev) will uciuull) he
very much less than II! tents per
No bonds can he Issued without a
referendum, so that the people will
mi whothei thc want the bonds or
not. All tho loglslatuio is asked to
do Is to give the people the light to
su.v whether tlio wish to bond them
nolves for public luipiovements If
the do. postoilt.v will help to pay toi
the Improvemeuis we can all eujo to
da.v, and which will save the futuio
cltlens untold espouse
If this legislation fulls Chicago
will face the greatest haidship In Its
history, past or tuture The buideu ot
Its failure will be upon those who can
and should save the day Evoiv cltl
yen should seek to uudotstuud the
leal facts in this vital measuie and
demand action by the loglHlutuic with
A petition is being ilnulated to the
membeis of the leglshituie urging
them to Increase the assessed viiliia
t lou iron) ono-thlid to the full amount
This petition lias already been signed
by lohn J. Mitchell, George M ftev
nolds. Edmund D Hulbort, John U.
Shedd, Wallace Ileckman, John V
Farwell, John W Scott. I) F Kellv
(Jreeuetiauni Sons bank. Fort Deui
born National bank, Kerfoot .v. Co ,
Mead & Coo, Chandler, lllldieth
Co, Edward (! Wallei. Chaiicellni
I. Jonks, (leorge C New hen com
pan) and about foity other prominent
real estate 111 ins
PAULLIN AND CLARK
Sanitary Trustees Welcome In
vestigation, "Lot's muko it unanimouh," is tho
roplv of Trustee Geoigo W P.iullln
and Wallace G. Clark of the sanituiy
district to the doinund ot Tiustoo ti
lls O Nunco that theio be a legisla
tive Investigation of the way In which
tho district has been inn as legaids
olllclency and oconomv Trustees
Chirk and Paulliu. who icprosont the
mojorltv in routiol of the dlstilct,
havo issued tho following Joint state
ment in leplv to the choiges made
by Tiusteo Nunco
"Tho statement niado bv Dr Nance
simply Indicates that ho is deter
mined to either inn tho sanitary dls
tilct or ruin it As far as an Investi
gation is concerned, wo wolcoino one.
Tho locords of tho boaid will show
that early In 101S tho old board, of
which Dr. Nanco was not a mombor,
passed a resolution by a unanimous
voto inviting tho lluioau of Public Ef
Ilcloncy, tho stuto's attoinoy or any
othor losponslblo body or person to
mako an Investigation of its affairs.
Wo voted for tho resolution and stand
by it now.
"As far as Dr Nancels criticism of
W I I )L 12 MJIIU2H 1 fi J o
tho employment of
Mr. Adcock is
concerned It Is only
to cite tho records of tho boaid, which
show that both Dr. Nanco and Presi
dent Sergei, with whom he has been
acting, voted for the cmplovmcnt of
Mr. Adcock iih special counsel. Dr.
Nance knows that it would have been
Impossible to have retained Mr. Ad
cock us attorney for the board. Ho told
the tiustees that ho had promised his
wife to reenter private practlco und
tho onlv wny in which we could obtain
his services was by emplojlng him ns
Julius F Sinlotuuku, Chicago col
lector of internal revenue, can't Inter
fere, he sa.vs, with any liquor ship
moiits addressed to the representative
of liny foreign nation. Neither will tho
search and seizure act apply to the
residence or ollhe of a consul
There are a few nations which ate
not maintaining lousulates In Chicago
This can he lemedled, for it Is not re
quired that a consul he a native or
a citizen of a count!) whoso lutcioxts
he is assigned to repieseut
The King of Slam, for Instance
Iiiikii t all) one In these putts on whom
he can call III time of need Iuvchi
ment of a few cents In postage might
bring aulhoilatloii as Chicago consul
Colli (tor Suilctaiika Is expecting a
tilling tiom Washington on the right
of (ioig)inen to receive wluo ship
mem after the prohibition edict be
"Some denominations use wlm In
iltcs" he said, '.mil it is likely the
law does not Intend to iuteileie 1 he
question Is How inclusive Is tin
exception to lie' Does it (over am
thing other than wines"'
CITY MILK DEPOTS
Chicago Will Supply Citizens
With Milk at Reasonable
AxslstuutH to Corpoiutiou Coiiiim i
L'tttlMin started woih on an ord.
nance ompowoilug Health Cotii.u'
slouer Kohoitsou to establish tin.
muuiiipal milk stations for the sal" t
milk at not lo exceed 11 cents a quart
It piesent laws will not peim'i
mining out of the scheme Comim
"loni'i Robertson said emoigoncv 1 (
IhIiiIIoii would bo sought while ilu
logislatiiie is In session
'1 he throe stations would l Iih ii
ed on tin North. West and houih
sides near rullwuv tiausportatlon .nut
would be used for pasiuuililng art
bottling (iiocorioH and other sinie
would be supplied for distiihiitlnt, n
the geneiul public A pi oil! of 1 cent
a (u,ut would be allowed dealers
"The si homo Is meeting with ueu
oi at uppioval," said lioctoi Robertson.
'Something must bo done to got milk
to the poor at a lower pilco than is
now being i hinged"
Patrons of the lingo dealcis who
belong to the IMIiioIh Milk Dealers
Association will pa it cents a quart
beginning toda Somo of tho small
dc.ilcis win coutliiuo to chargo 13
Laurence R. Adams, tho popular
managor of tho flue Rrovoort Hotol,
s ono of Chicago's prosperous citi
zens and one ot tha best liked hotel
men in tho Unltod Statos.
Lufet WmU GnuMm
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