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THIRTIETH YJCAll, NO.
Wide Awake Chairman of the City
Counsel Police Committee Wants
a Thorough Clean Out of Police
Detective Bureau Should Be Remodeled on the
Plan of Scotland Yard and Useless
Alderman Wiilter P. Stcffon in his
very useful public career ns ii mem
ber of tho City Council never moused
as much interest an he lias In tho
investigation of tho police department,
which ho is now conducting as chair
man of the Council Committee on
Aid. Stcffcn declared that the time
has now arrived when the investiga
tion of every potty example of thu In
adequacies of tho department should
no longer clog tho work of tho com
mittee. "It Is true," said Aid. StcfTcn. "that
we could continue to hear tho stories
of tho failures of tho pollco depart
ment for an Indcllnlto period, but wo
must now consider tho constructive
work of tho committee. In tho llrst
plnco wo must Dud out whut organi
zation is necessary to man each pro
duct. Wo nro now topheovy with
commanding oHloufA, Statistics c
other cities show wo have too great
a proportion of suporlor oillcers. Wo
must rcorganlzo tho personnel of tho
department in n way that will glvo us
tho largost number of patrolmen. A
definite system of checking up tho
work of tho individual policemen
must ho worked out. It should bo a
system that will compel oillcers to
patrol their beats and do pollco duty.
"There In too much shifting of re
sponsibility under tho present ordi
nance Tlioro la no ono dollnltely re
sponsible for checking crime. Wo
are operating under a dual system.
Tho second deputy of pollco is
charged with looking nftor vlco con
ditions, hut ho has no organization.
Tho station captain In a vlco district
may wink at tho things going on
under his hobo while tho second dep
uty is trying to remedy conditions.
Wo would do well to take example
lrom Mllwuukco, whoro tho chlof of
pollco Is absolutely responsible for
all that happens there.
"Our detective bureau Is a mob
trying to cover Chicago in a hit or
miss fashion. Wo lmvo no scientific
detectives and they unravel myBtor
lea only when somo ono 'squeals' or
by accident. When policemen do
good work I am In favor of rowurdlug
thorn. Wo should put tho morlt sys
tem In tho now ordlnanco, promoto
thu dcsorvlng and discard tho in
olllclont. "Tho city dotoctlvo bureau Is an or
gnnlznztlon without morale," said Aid.
Stoffen. "During tho month of Janu
ary wo had twenty-six murders In tho
city, and not ono of tho mysteries has
been solved. Thoy roly on a stool
plgeon'H 'coughing up' Instead of ro
lying on scieutlllc investigation of
crlmo. When a murder occurs they
run about town at sixes and sevens,
totally at sea, nnd raroly accomplish
any good. Tholr record shows tholr
lack of ollleleucy.
"It Is not my Idea to do away with
tho city dotoctlvo bureau, but to build
It up into an olllclcnt organization, to
muko it nnothor Scotland Yard,
manned by exports thu llnost obtain
ablefoot print men, linger print
experts and men skilled In running
"No more tlngrunt oxnmplo can bo
found than In tho enpturo of tho car
horn bandits. Hlght lives woro lost
just because of tho lack of intelli
gence of a patrolman, who carried
awny a hummer belonging to Van
Dyne. They didn't know whom thoy
woro looking for. Tho hninmor was1
marked with tho namo of tho plunt
whoro ho worked, and If tho caso had
boon handled In u Scotland Yard
mannor ho would havo boon captured
without hilling others.
"There is no oxcuso for tho anti
quated methods of crlmo prevention
that tho city of Chicago linn endured
In recent years, Wo must inject Bel-
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52 Per Year In Advance.
enco Into tho management of tho de
tective bureau and have only those
men there who are capablo to copo
ALDERMEN AT WORK
StcfTcn Committee Subdivided to
Get Better Results.
Kvory phase of work of Chicago's
police department is to ho looked into
by tho city council committee on
police. Subcommittees woro appoint
ed to take up tho various lines of
Those subcommittees will work In
dependently of the public sessions of
tho committee. The subcommittees
Porsonnol of Pollco Dopnrtment
Stoffon, chnlrmnu; Cormak, Katon,
First Doputy's Olllco Guernsey,
chairman; Touhy, Krumdlck.
Second Doputy's Olllco Smith,
chairman; Kunz, Guornsoy.
Tralllc Squad Govlor, chairman;
Dotoctlvo Hurenu Maypolo, chair
man; Furmnu, Katon, Ccrmak, Kunz,
Tho appointment of tho subcom
mittees will so dlvldo tho work of
tho committee that a compreheuslvo
survey of tho entire department enn
quickly bo made.
Too Many of Them to Suit the
If tho City Dopnrtment of Public
Service ever gets through sharpening
its teeth it should look after tho
street signs placed at intersections.
Hundreds of them nro misspelled.
Many of them are misleading.
South Wells street at 51st streot 1b
still named on tho sign at that cor
ner, S. nth nvenuo.
Sedgwick street Is misspelled
Sedgowlck streot on all signs.
Tookor place, colled nftor Dr.
Tooker, tho Chicago Inventor of tho
Keyless lire alarm box, Is misspelled
And so It goes all over tho city.
Inspecting smokes Is evidently
easier thou Inspecting somo kinds of
JUDGE STELK'S GREAT
Judge John Stolk Is malting a great
record In tho Speeders court.
That tho peoplo of Chicago nro be
ginning to realize that speeding Is
not a Joking matter and ranks with
tho more sorlous offenses Is appar
ent from llgures taken from tho
dork's olllco. A comparison of threo
years for tho months of April nnd
May shows an Interesting decrease
In tho number of nrroats for speeding.
Figures as made public today aro
Number of arrests for Bpeedlug:
Month 1017 191S 1010
April 2,811 3,111 1,051
May 3,078 4,502 1,0-10
Judge John Stolk of tho Specdors
court was also Interested to seo that
tho amount of fines Imposed wob not
decreasing. With 3,111 arrests for
Bpeoding in April, 1018, tho flnoa
amounted to $4,811.50. Arrosta for
speeding In April, 1010, numbered
only 1,051, but tho linos Imposed
amounted to $11,C80.50,
Slipping u cash bond of $25 to desk
Borgeunts by speed maniacs Is to bo
brought to a sudden halt by Judgo
Stolk, This action has In many In
stances kept tho offendors from np
ponranco In court, thoy proforrlng to
allow tho doposlt to go by default.
William Luthardt, prlvato socrotary
to tho chief of police, was sent for
by the Judge and In open court re
quested to Issue an ordur to all desk
sergeants not to ncccpt cash bonds of
loss than $100 hereafter.
"Too many offenders have been
guilty of making no court appearance,
preferring to allow tholr cash bonds
of $25 to bo conllscntcd," .ludgo Stclk
said to Luthardt. "On Monday I will
havo a certain Bcrgcout before me bo
causo ho disregarded tho advlco of
a motorcycle policeman and accepted
such a bond from n speeder who was
making thlrty-olght mllos an hour."
FIREWORKS ON THE
J. G. McDonnell, chief of tho bu
reau of llro provontlon and public
safety, In a letter which ho wroto to
Chlof of Pollco Garrlty, calls atten
tion to tho ordlnanco prohibiting tho
Btorago nnd salo of firo works within
tho city limits, oxcopt in cortaln typos
of buildings, and their uso oxcopt by
special ponnlt. Ho asks tho chlof to
co-oporato with tho flro provontlon
bureau "In ovory way possible" to
onforco tho ordlnanco,
CHICAGO SATURDAY, ,111X12
PUBLIC SERVICE BUNK
The Tooth Extracting and Smoke
Consuming Department in the
City Hall Makes People
Why doesn't tho alleged city de
portment of Public Service got nftor
the fraudulent weighing machines,
with which tho city is infested?
Can you guesB why it doesn't?
There nre 102,(111 of those machines
scattered all over tho city on city
It Is safe to say that 100,000 of thorn
at e out of order most of tho time.
They yield nn Immense revenue, as
coeh patron Is obliged to give up ono
cent for tho prlvllogo of finding out
how much he docs not weigh.
Another frond on tho public Is tho
counterfeit gum vending ccnt-ln-tho
slot machine, which In tho mnjorlty of
coses, takes the cent but yields no
Why Is It thnt tho City Department
of Public Service permits thcao frauds
Is anyono connected with tho City
Dopnrtment of Public Servlco Inter
ested In any snnltury district con
tracts? . i
COLONEL ROBERT W. STEWART,
Distinguished Chicago Lawyer.
Colonel ltobort Wright Stowort, tho
well known Chicago lawyer, who
stands among thu highest at the Chi
cago bar, was born In Cedar Kuplds,
Iowa. Ho was State's Attorney of
Hughes county, South Dakota, from
1803 to 1895; was Supremo Court ro
portor of South Dakota from 1S05 to
1890 and Stoto Senator from 1899 to
1903. In tho Spanish-American war
ho was major of the 3d U. S. Volun
teer Cavalry tho Hough Ilidors, and
from 1000 to 1907 was Colonel of tho
First Roglmont Infantry, South Da
kota National Guard. Ho is a mem
ber of n mimbor of clubs, among them
the University, Hamilton, South
Shoro, Glcnvluw Golf and Kdgowator
Mnrcua Jacobowsky of tho Fort
Dearborn National Hank and former
assistant county treasurer, is ono of
tho coming men of Chicago. Ho is
public spirited and popular.
President Sunny of the Chicago Tele
phone Company Issues a Statement
in Relation to the New Tolls
All Flat Hates Are Abolished but Increase Will
not Be Burdensome to the
President H. K. Sunny of tho Chi
cago Telephone Company makes tho
Tho operations of tho Chlcngo Tele
phone property since January 1 show
losses as follows:
In the nine months that It has been
operated by tho United States gov
ernment, tho dollclt has amounted to
$1,950,000, or at tho rato of about
$2,000,000 per annum. The explana
tion is, as everybody knows, that thu
war condition has greatly increased
oporutlng costs of ovory description,
especially wages. Tho wages of tho
15,000 employes of tho company havo
been Increased sovoral times during
tho past throe years in an amount ex
ceeding $3,000,000 por nnnutn. Thu
tolophono rates remained tho samo as
wero llxed by tho city council in 1913.
To moot this heavy loss tho postmns
tor gonornl has announced n now
schedule of rates which will bo put
Into effect as soon as possible.
In Chicago nil Hat rates aro abol
ished and measured ratos substituted
thorofor. This change has boon dis
cussed for ninny years by tho council
committee and should have been
made long ago. It Is a matter of rec
ord that seven different experts em
ployed by tho city council at various
times to investigate the telephone
servlco and rates since 1902, havo
condemned tho lint rato practice and
recommended thu adoption of meas
About ten per cent of tho tele
phones In Chicago ore on u lint roto
basis oud creotc about 35 per cent
of the calls and produco only 17 per
cent of tho revenue. We estimate that
tho change to measured servlco will
eliminate about 80.000,000 calls a year,
most of which nre of little value and
will greatly relievo the operators and
improve tho service. Tho now sched
ulo abolishes tho following classes of
Single party lino, business tele
phones, at $125 per annum.
"Dollar a day" trunk linos, between
th( oichangew ami private branch
Neighborhood business telephones,
slnglu party line. $IS: two party line.
$30; four party line. $21.
Single party line, residence tele
phones at $72 per annum.
Two party Hue, residence tele
phoned, at $50 per annum.
Neighborhood residence telephones,
single party line. $30: two party line.
$21. and four party Hue, $ls.
Service will he furnished to nil
business telephones uh follows:
Single party Hue nnd SO messages,
for $1 a mouth, the next 20 messages,
." cents each, the next 100 messagOH
I cents each, the next 100 motmngos 3
centH each, and all inensogoH over .ino,
2i cents each.
This rote is the same as before, ex
cept that excess messages cost from
one-half cent to one cent more.
Private branch exchange switch
boards, which heretofore havo been
furnished free, are charged for nt a
Residence service on a single parly
line will cost $3.75 n month for 75
messages. The next 50 messages will
ho charged for at le each. The next
50 at 3e each, nnd messages beyond
175 nt 2'ie ooeli.
Two party residence servlco will
cost $2.75 a month for 55 messngns,
and oxcohS messages -le each.
.Many subscribers who do not uso
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THOMPSON IS CLEAN
Mayor ThoinpMiu personally has al
ways been the soul of honor as every
one who lias ever had any dealings
with hlin can testify. Honest and out
spoken, he lias never stood for deceit.
We eon gracefully soy this, as we sup
ported his opponent In the late elec
tion, and havo no favors to ask. Tho
reason we do say this at this time is
because some small potato politicians
In thu Republican party, of tho door
mat variety, who "copped tho coin"
In the city election ami neglected to
pay tho bills aro trlng to shift thu
blame to some of Thompson's lieu
tenants. The mayor mny hove one skate
on his stuff, but the majority of his
cabinet nr like himself- above sus
Union League the Only One That
Will Store Booze for Mem-
Tho Chicago club, In Us notice to
membors docloros that after July 1
It can not assuino responsibility for
liquor stored by inomborB. It thoro
foro suggests thnt thoy rcmovo It
from tho premises. Any mombor who
decides to take a chance on lumping
u wot loekor will do so at his own
Tho Illinois Athletic club announces
that It "will not Btoro liquor for mem
bers." Tho Mid Day club will 'go dry
WJIOLIO M Mil Kit 15-17
when the saloon license It possesses
ceases to operate."
Tho Chicago Automobile club an
nounces It "must comply with tho
Tho F.dgowntor Reach Yacht club
will abolish its "nineteenth hole" bo
cause it says It is "going dry with tho
Tho University club will "close out
on June 30 and no members' liquor
will bo stored In the club after that
The Chicago Athletic assoclotlon Is
still considering tho question nnd tho
house committee will decldo on
Thursday what the club will do about
The Union I.eaguo club Is tho only
one of tho big downtown clubs which
seems at all firm in Its position on u
"We do not bollovo thnt tho search
nnd seizure law will opornto ngalnst
tho tl'.ibs," hov. th mnuogor. "Of
course, we are not Vnklng any rcspon
nihility upon our shoulders. Wo havo
notllletl all of tho members that any
liquor they mnv have In the club will
be kept here at their own risk."
FOR TRACTION BILL
Alderman Cnpitain Writes Leg
islators on the Subject.
Alderman Capltoln has written a
personal letter to each member of
the house committee on public utili
ties setting forth the emergency.
After stating thnt the members of
tho committee huve all tho data and
other Information necessary for them
to net Intelligently, the letter reads'
"Allow me to eoll your attention
to the fnct that this legislation Is
very essential to the welfnrn of the
city of Chicago, and 1 do hope you
will see our way clear to assist In
having these hills reported out fa
vorably In order that they may be
come a law at this session.
"If the city fails to get this legls
lotion at thl. session, It will delay
the permanent improvement of our
local transportation for at least two
SMOKING ON 1 TRAINS
Rv a oti of 0 to I the loun. tl
health committee decided for an urdrr
directing Commissioner of Health
Robertson to rescind his rule inrliu'
dlng smoking on elevated trains. Tie
action does not apply to surface c-.ir-as
the aldermen conceded thnt muo
lug In tho front vestibules nnno-
tho motormen and tho woman pa-.--engers
using that as an exit. The
For smokliu;- Aldorniin Ja Kmii
Ruins. Furman, Shaffer, Klaus and
Against MiioMiig- Aldermen Kun-.
Protzel, ArmiMf-'e and A. O. Andei
sou. John V. F.ekhart, the nieivlinnr
miller, Is urn only a leader in the
commercial life of Chicago, but he !-
a loader in its political llt'o as well
Members of the Iroquois Club are
never tired of telling of how much Mr.
Kckhnrt has done towards the building
up of that organization and his work
for tho success of tho Demoerotie
party in National and local elections
has been effective and great nnd nan
contributed much towards bringing"
victory to the Democratic standards.
Joseph F. Hooh is making a splen
did record as recordor of deed His
olllco Is conducted along lines that
give great satisfaction to the public.
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