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IMlVtBSlTV OF ILLlNniS l iRtlARY
JUN 1 s 1919
ntrd ac Second Clm Mattar Octnbar 11. 1884. at tha Pott
Offloa at Chicago, llllnoli, unaer Act of March 3. 1171.
Office of Publication,
179 W. Washlnoton St., ChlcflflO, III.
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Entered as Socond Class Matter October 11, 1, at UM
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of Mareti t, W7S.
KLIjIjVCMIP iHHHHK 1 U IJU
THIRTIETH YEAR, NO. :$7.
FOR THE $2 TAX
The Chicago Bureau of Public Efficiency
Issues Statement Showing Grave
Condition of Local Government
Opposes Exorbitant Demands on tho Taxpayers.
but Gives Figures Showing Necessity
for the Increase Advised
Tho Chicago Hurnui of Public Kill
clcncy Issued n printed statement
analyzing the sltuntlon ill Springfield
us regards tbe appeals of the city of
Chicago, tho board of education nnd
Cook county for n higher tux into.
Tho buremi holds that u ?2 city cor
potato rate will bo sulllclcnt to meet
tho expenses of tho municipality and
provide for salary Incrcnsos where
morltcd. Tho bureau trustees say
they hnvo no sympathy with tho atti
tilde of those who opposo nil tax In
creases merely because tboy mean
larger demands upon those who pay
"Tho need for additional rovonuo
nt this tlmo Is conceded by persons
well Informed on tho-subject," reads
the statement. "If It is not granted,
Important government activities, will
be seriously crippled. Thero Is dan
ger In the present situation, however.
It lies In tho rnct that each of theso
governments, under cover of Its rec
ognized needs, Is seeking to obtnln
from tho legislature moro rovonuo
nnd greater taxing powers than Its
Icgltlmnto requirements demand,"
Accompanying tho statnmont Is tho
following table showing tho proposed
Increases In tax rntos pending boforo
i-iit Unto ln
late. usUed. crease
Cltj Ki'iicrnl corporate.. J1.20 'lXt .'t
County general forpo-
ratc 't .& .10
Comity mothers' pen
sions 0J .01
County umtcinliy fiinil.Nono .n., ,o..
County library None .2(1 .20
County iiii'iiiorlnl lililg.N'one .20 .2(
County school fiiiul....Noiic .20 .20
Ilonrd of education (edu
cational) 1.20 2.00 .SO
I'hvHlrnl training In
public Ki'lmolH Nono .OS .OS
Htntu vocational t-ducn-
tlon Nono .0. .n.i
Statu iicirnial schools.. .Nono .', .0.1
Houlli pai It bonril 15 !'
(Note Tim torrent nBRrcgnto rnlo per
1i0 assessed vnluc (onc-llilnl full value)
for state, county, city, board of educa
tion, sanitary district, pailc boanl and
all other purposes In 1IMS was as follows:
Huutli town, llydo l'ail and Uile. .".s.,:
west town. Jfl.21; iiorlli town and l.alto
Ono portion of tho statement reads
"It Is conservatively estimated
that, even with tho most careful prun
ing of tho demands now being made,
tnx bills In 1920 will bo nenrly ono
third higher than they were In 1010.
And unless tho momhors of tho legis
lature roeognlzo tho dangers of tho
sltuntlon, ollmlnnto unnecessary spo
clnl taxes altogether, nnd keop In
creases In tho general intes down to
tho lowest point consistent with tho
actual nocossltles of ouch cose, next
year's tax bills will bo .".() per cent
hlrjher than thoso of this year."
The schools nnd fire commlttco of
tho city council Is trying to work out
n plnn to glvo tho city dromon fifteen
day furloughs with pay each year,
Thoy hnvo not boon getting vacations
sinco tho dnublo platoon systom
wont into, offoct. John F. Cullorton,
secretary to FIro Marshal O'Connor,
told tho aldermon that ho did not
bellovo It would bo wlso to put tho
proposed ordlnanco Into offect right
now. Ho (iald It would moan !IOO
men nway on vacations nil of tho tlmo
and It would bo lmposslblo to man
tho companies. Ho promised to
work on a plnn that might bo satis
factory to all.
Tho double platoon systom having
boon roforred to at the meeting ns
responsible for a shortago of men
on duty, Goorgo Horrlgati, secretary
of tho Flromon's association, wont In
to detail as to tho results of tho oper
I argest Weeldy Orcukltun Aro
People if IhAmrw aid Stadbg
12 Per Year In Advance.
ation of tho double platoon system.
Ho said that sickness among the men
had boon reduced 0 per cent, only
half ns ninny men ns formerly are
brought boforo the trial hoard and
the lire losses bavo been materially
reduced Tho ordlnanco providing
for the vacations was Introduced In
the council by Alderman Clark.
City Treasurer Henry Stucknrt
enmo to tho rescuo of Chicago's
school teachers by volunteering to
lend tho honid of education $1,250,000
with which to pay their salaries for
May, Anothor $1,000,000 will come
Tronuthg Htmio nouroa next month to
moot tho demnuilH for tho wlndup of
the school your.
Tho teachers, until this fact became
known, were worried about their pay,
for Mayor Thompson lit tho Inst meet
ing of the city council vetoed the
tax lovy for tho schools on the ground
that it was Illegal, that two levies
could not ho miido In tho sumo year.
This loft tho funds with which to pay
teachers' salaries Just $300,000 nnd
tho board could not sell tax anticipa
tion warrants to mnko up tho dollclt.
Now clouds hnvo vanished npd tho
pay checks will como along on time
and they will como next month, too.
Mr. Stucknrt takes tho board's "I. O.
U." for tho $2,2.'0,000 of tho two pay
rolls. When tho tax lovy Is passed
tho board can sell Its anticipation
warrants and return tho money.
CLUB MEN AGAINST
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
Veto of tho search and seizure law,
passed by tbe stnto legislature, wns
urged upon flov. I.owden by u com
mittee oi tho South Shore Country
"Moro than 1"0 members of the
club mnko their pnrmaucnt homes nt
tho club hoiiso and have their stocks
of liquor there," said F.vorott C.
Hi own, president. 'Our attorneys In
form mo that If tho measure becomes
a law these prlvato club homes will
bo llalilo to raids and tho rosldcnt
momhors of tho club liable to arrest."
Gov. I.owdon told Mr. Drown nnd
tho committee that the nttomoy-gon-oral's
department is studying tho bill
and that ho has como to no decision
on It as yet.
The Goodrich lino whllo maintain
ing an ull around pnsongor service,
Is making oxtenslvo preparations for
vacation crowds. It reports sevornl
of Its boats nro already chartered to
largo organizations and linns to carry
members or employes for a day's out
ing ucross tho lako. Tho Elks hnvo
chartered tho Florida for Juno 10-21
for tho two day convention of tho or
dor nt Manitowoc, and on Juno 27 tho
Florida brings tho omployes of tho
Ilnclno Auto Tiro company to Chi
cago for an outing.
Tho big excursion steamor Chris
tophor Columbus boglns hor dally
trips to Mllwnukeo Juno 20, hut on
July 7 will mnko a special trip to
l.nko Harbor to carry moro than 2,000
Chicago high school boys to tho
Roosevelt training enmp.
Dally sorvlco to Muskogon, a rand
Hnvon and Grand Rapids opens Juno
20; to Whltohnll nnd Whltolnko
points, Juno 27, and to Michigan City
and points north, Juno 28. Two moro
trips n wook aro to bo added to Greon
Uny points In addition to tho regulnr
service. Besides hor dully trips
across tho lakes tho Florida will
again make moonlight trips from the
municipal' pier. II. V. Thorp, gen
eral malinger of tho Goodrich lines,
"Kvery Indication points to n suc
cessful summer season, and we nro
preparing for big crowds. We hnvo
nevor had moro Inquiries, nnd espe
cially from larger societies. Tho lat
ter hnvo not been chartering boats
for tho last two years, and this makes
mo fcol that the public is getting back
again to Its normal condition, and ns
tho vacation draws near I bellovo wo
shall hnvo tho old crowd that wo
had boforo tho war."
Tho individuals In tho Hock of
Smokos waiting for sorvlco at tho
olllco of tho City Department of Pub
lic Senico In tho City Hull evidently
do not nil want their bills sharpened
or their teoth fixed, A snapshot of a
crowd of them would disclose a great
display of worry in tho shape of mo
lars and some nppotlto for public
sorvlco or pap.
S. I. Shnno, tho popular president
of the Western Wrecking & Lumber
company, would inndo a good gover
nor of Illinois,
CniCAGO SATURDAY, JUNE
ABOLISH THIS JOB
The Department of Public Ser
vice Is an Unnecessary Hard
ship on the Taxpayers.
The city department of public ser
vice should bo abolished.
It Is an unnecessary nest of sine
cures. The hlggnot slnecuro In it Is the Job
A visit to his olllce may disclose this
This department cost the weary
tnxpnyers of Chicago, $70,010 Inst
It protends to receive, Investigate
and adjust complaints regarding ser
vice, rates, products and other mnttcrs
relating to the health, comfort, con
venience or safety of the public us
nffocied by public utilities.
Let us laugh.
everybody knows what a Joke this
department Is nnd how little It docs.
Its sole popularity Is with the South
Side Smoke for whose entertainment
Whenever you see n Smoko think of
tho City Department of l'ubllc Ser
vico nnd ask your alderman to help
jjHr tt JmKK
ROGER C. SULLIVAN.
Democratic Leader, Who Deserves Credit for Bringing
National Convention of 1920 to Chicago.
WHERE IS THE MONEY?
People With Bills Against the
Late Republican Campaign
Committee Are Wondering
Who Went South.
People with unpaid bils against tho
late Republican Campaign Commlttco
aro wondering who went south with
Certainly not uny of the "Smokos."
It would bo hard to drlvo n "Smoko"
south after ho landed a good Job In
tho City Hall.
Ordors signed by officers of tho com
mlttco aro bolug framed by tholr hold
ors as momentos of a "Smoko" cam
paign ns tho money for tho payment of
theso bills Is said to bo oxlinustcd.
For might tho poor creditors know
It tuny hnvo boon Invested In oil or
smoko or something olso connected
Democrats Have Practically Decided to
Hold Their Big National Conven
tion in This City Next Year
President Wilson May Become a Candidate for a
Third Term if Circumstances Should
Democratic lenders have practical
ly decided to stage the 1020 national
convention of their party In Chlenco
the convention which many expect
to knock over nil political precedents
with the nomination of President
Woodrov,- Wilson for a third term.
"Wo are ns conlldent as we can bo
without tho formal action of tho com
mittee, which will como In January,
that Chicago will got tho 1020 ses
sion," stated National Coiumltteoman
Chnrlos lloeschensteln of Illinois
"Tho Democrats aro tiring of going
to towns not equal to handling the
While Homer S. Cummlngs, tho na
tional chalrmnu. would mnko no dell
nite announcement, his farewell
woids on departing for St. I.ouls nf
ter tho two-day session of tho com
mlttco tho first meeting of tho com
mittee in Chicago In fifteen years
were to tho effect that tho Democrats
"Wo hnvo about decided to como
back again," was his significant re
mark. "Of course, tho convention will
como hoio," stated Georgo 13. llron
nan, local Democratic lendor "In
past yours tho party has sold tho
convention to tho highest bidder, but
In 1020 thero will bo no moro of that
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foolishness. t s pra tleally settled
"Chicago Is getting tho convention
not hecnuyn of IN willingness to out
bid competitors, but because of Its
geographical advantage and Its facili
ties for staging a convention," he lidd
ed. "The party lenders will be In
terested only In holding a successful
convention next year."
Indianapolis. Cleveland and San
Francisco aie active aspirants for the
lH2o honor. Their spokesmen have
openly admitted the hopelessness of
Tbe trip of Joseph P. Tumulty, sec
retary to the president, to the Chi
cago session nnd his continuing West
with National Chairman Cummlngs
on the pie-campaign tour has
strengthened tho growing belief that
tho president is to have tho organiza
tion backing lor a third term if cir
cumstances demand It
All City Departments Except
One Have the Confidence of
the Public and Arc Doing Good
Mayor Thompson's second term
starts out uusplciousl.N.
The Police Department Is In good
hands and Is doing good work.
The I'lre Department Is splendldlj
Tho Law Department Is ably han
dled. Tho city finances aro well managed
by n good Comptroller.
The Hoard ot Local ImpioveineutH
has the best chief It ever had.
The Department oi PulilU- Works Is
running in tine hhapo.
The City Collector is making ti good
Hut the Dep.it imiMit of Public Son
Ice Holy Smol.t t
Hubert K MurKe was reelected
secretur of the Cook County De
mocracy i.lld .1 new luster ot Olllerrs
elected at the thlrt. -seventh annual
niuoiluu' of the organization In the
executive committee rooms. l."2 W.
Randolph stte"t. Ollleera elected nro
Frank K Davidson, piesldent; Rob
ert U. Cant well, marshal: Thomas P.
Uonlluld, llnnnclal secrt tar ; John .1.
Clifford, treasurer; Dr. Anthony Kry
iinwttkl. physician: Jeinme 1'. Helen
Iih, quartet-muster, and Patrick C.
Gliosko, MTgeant-at-arms. Vice pros
Id Mils; W. J. llarimnn, R. T. flan
rahan, 1). U. .losse, 1 lonr S. Mann,
F. M. Sehlacks, I) J. O'Connor. K. M.
Seymour. F. N. Moore, .1. .1. MeCorm
Icls. K. J. G Smith, J. .1. Coburii, Dr.
George Lelninger, .1. A King, A. J.
Kugel, Dr. Grorge Kalian, K. .1. Dodd,
M. Domlnowskl, L. J Arustolii, 13. J.
Gteen, 13. McGrath, (). Doedorleln, II.
G. Ki'ldcl, J V. Cunningham, .1. F.
Waters, S R Rablliofl, T J. Fo , F.
Pinner, Fred Groin 1, P. A. nines and
JUDGES AND LAW
YERS TO PLAY BALL
On June 21 a 1mm ball game Is to be
staged by teams of nidges and Inw
yers in Comlskoy park, and they will
I'oiget, temporarily, the oim-s pend
ing At a meeting of the Judg-t- In
the Morrison hotel the following com
mlttco on nrangenients was appoint
Federal court Judges Carpenter
and Laudls Circuit court, Scnnlon
Arnold, McGooit Superior court,
Snbnth, Foell, Hopkins; Muplcipnl
AV II ( ) J. 12 M M J ; Kit I 51 G
couit, Cupiy, Trudp. Ilnycs; Count
court, Scully: Probate court, Horner.
Upsides the baseball gome, In which
the nttorneys plnn to give tho bench
a "trimming," to get even for Inst
enr when they "look pity" on' tho
Judges, there will lie Jumping con
tests and fool tares us side attrac
tions. Also i lie lanl part of Shakes
peare's Sbvlock' will he acted tho
pint In which Shylock goes to collect
n "pound of Mesh nearest tho heart."
Nothing nt which to be alarmed, for
a gi eased pig will be the "pound of
llesh." Tickets to the affair will bo
r,o cents. The proceeds will ho given
NEED HOUSE NUMBERS
Over Half the Residences, Stores,
Apartment Buildings and Other
Structures in Chiccago Are
Tho casual obsorvor cannot fall to
notlco that ono of tho crying needs
of Chicago Is street numbers on tho
Sinco tho passage of tho new stroot
car ordlnunco, which provides for
the stopping ot tho cars at oven
numbered cornors only, tho absence
of tho numbers is painfully notlco
nble, nnd much nnnoynnco Is felt In
Letter cnrrlors nnd others who have
long suffered from this llngrant dis
regard of tho law requiring numbers
on overy house, huvo grown tired of
uttering complaints. No nttontlon
was paid to thorn.
Wholo blocks all over Chicago aro
without numbers, nnd no ono In nil
iborlty appears to care about the
A big fight is being made at Spring
field for tho passago of tho following
laws affecting Chicago:
Non-partlbnn elections fornldormen
Reducing tho nuinbor of nldonncn
from sevouty to fifty.
Increasing tho number of city
wnids from thlrty-fHo to fifty, with
ono nhlorman representing onch ward.
Recall for nldonncn and mayor.
Kllminatlng tho offices ot city
clerk and city treasurer from tho
oloctlve oillces and making thein an
pointlvo by tho council.
Tho bills, if Biiccesbfully pushed
through the state bglhlature, must n
to tho peoplo for jatlflcation on a ref
Tho city manager plan of govern
munt, which wus alho submitted to
tho city council, was put in tho dis
card, "iiy r "iw "tifwrrt tfcoir uutl
menta n favor or tno city manager
plan, mid thoro were many ouemlcs.
Tho majority of the aldonuen did not
fool that tho council bo trusted with
tho selection of a maor, and others
inlscd tho objection that tho peoplo
would thoreby luuo no volco in tho
solcctlon of thcli oxocutlve.
The contemplated change in tho
aldonnnnie systom was first brought
to tho council In a bill providing for
four cnrs instead of two-year torms
for tho city fathers and provided for
ono nldcrmnn from each of thirty
Ilvo wnrds. It lost by a voto of 32
to 27 and w-as then nmondec' to pro
vide for fifty wurds, with an nldor
mnn from each
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