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JUL 2- l919
8tnd Cllll Mttr Oetahar
Oflle at Chicago, Illinois, unatr Act
THIRTIETH YI&ATt, NO.
New Constitution Likely to Fall Into the
Hands of Professional Politicians
and Enemies of the People
Men Who Gave
The enemies of tho people arc al
ready reaching out to control tho
coming constitutional convention.
This settles tho now constitution.
Tho pcoplo will not stand for Trust
Domination of tho basic law of tho
The trust batons absolutely con
trolled tho legislature at its lato ses
sion. Thoy wore- bold.
Thoy passed laws permitting tho
' And Qardon Trust
To ralso prices on tho public and
form any sort of n trust that thoy
liked without any danger of prosecu
tion. Talk about high handed moasurcsl
How is that for high?
I Tho public Ronorally Is Indignant,
but, ns ono of tho bosses said:
What aro you going to do about It?
Tho now Constitution Is going to bo
framed by tho Trust Gang.
! And don't you forgot it.
j Thoy nro making preparations now
. to do tho Job.
) Stato's Attorney Hoyno attacked tho
amendment to tho conspiracy law
passed by tho Loglslaturo last wcok,
eliminating farmors, gardonors and
dairymen from prosocutlon under tho
"Spooking conservatively, this is re
mnrkablo legislation," ho said. "It
meaiiB that thoso classos havo tho
special privilege of committing crlmos
or conspiracies which, It committed by
any ono elso in Illinois, would bo pun
ished. According to tho amondmont
thoy aro pormlttod to do things that
aro forbiddon by tho criminal codo."
Tho amondmont does not intorfero
with tho prosecution of ponding casos
wherein eight officials of tho Illinois
Milk Producors' Association faco trial
for conspiracy arbitrarily to fix milk
prlcos noxt fall.
CHEAP WHEN COMPARED
WITH PUBLIC SERV
For his services In blocking tho
Incroaso in foro to 7 conts, requested
by tho surfaco lines, and In hooping
tho olevatcd lines from obtaining a
7 cont faro, Chestor E. Clovoland,
formor assistant corporation counsel
nnd now special counsel for tho city,
is asking a fee of $75,000.
Tho council flnanco committee re
cently requested a statement from
him as to tho cost of tho litigation
to dato and what it would cost to
carry it through to completion. Tho
answor setting his feo nt $75,000 was
placed in, tho hands of Aid. John Illch
ert, chairman of tho flnanco commit
FOR THE NOVEM
Tho oloctlon in Novombor, nt which
delegates to tho constitutional con
vention nro to bo choson, promises to
bo an Important ono for Chicago in
It is expected that sovoral ques
tions that tho people havo to docldo
under measures onncted at Springfield
by tho loglslaturo which finished Its
Largest Weekly Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing
11. 1BS9. at tht Pott Omen of
of March S, 171. 179 W. Washington
t2 Per Year In Advance.
the Milk Trust Power to Rob
People Will Help
labors last week will bo placed upon
Among thoso will bo tho question of
bond issues. Tho nssombly, after a
hard battlo, passed tho Qlackln bills
which give Chicago and other cities
authority to Increase tholr bonding
power. Chicago, under its bill, may
increaso its power $27,500,000. It is
not believed that tho city council
will elect to put tho wholo sum up
for a vote of tho pcoplo.
Tho fifty-ward plan, tho non-partisan
aldormanlc cloctlon mcasuro and
tho "town hall" bill nro among other
questions that nro likely to go on tho
ballot Thoro is a referendum clauso
also in tho Duck primary bill, and this
may bo submitted to tho pcoplo at
It Is tho opinion of1 tho nttornoy
gonoral that members of tho legisla
ture may bo candidates for dolcgato
to tho constitutional convention if
thoy first resign, and that a holdover
senator, as is Sonator Curtis, could
resign his sent in tho sonnto after be
ing elected a delegate,
WRIGLEY GIVES EM
PLOYES 5 DAY WEEK
Public Spirited Chicago Business
Leader Sets a Fine Example
for Others to Follow.
Following tho load of William Wrlg
loy, Jr., head of tho groat William
Wrigloy, Jr., Company, n numbor of
Chicago business concorns will mako
Saturday a full holiday for tho sum
mer months. Tho ordor, issuod yes
terday, provides that workloss Satur
days will continuo uiujl Sept. 13.
William H. Stnnloy, socrotnry of tho
William Wrigloy, Jr., compnny, de
clared tho innovation to bo of an ex
"Wo oxpect tho reduction in hours
and tho two day a wook vacation to
glvo tho omployos lots of ambition for
flvo dnys' work," ho said. "Wo hopo
thoy will coma down on Mondays
with pop enough to do lots of work."
Tho wholosalo department of Mar
shall Field & Co. annouucod a reduc
tion of halt an hour a, day in Its
hours. Tho now hours nro from 8
to 5 o'clock, oxcopt on Saturdays,
when tho closing hour will bo noon.
This gives omployos a forty-four hour
CHIEF TOM O'CONNOR
Popular Fire Marshal Deserves
Credit for Good Condition
of the Chicago Depart
ment. Thero is no inoro popular official
in Chicago than Big Tom O'Conuor,
tho able and genial chief of tho Chi
cago fire department.
Tho dopnrtmont was never in bet
tor shapo than it is today and it has
tho confidence and approval of tho
bonrd of underwriters and of tho host
buslnosB mon and citlzons generally.
Tho pcoplo wish Chlof O'Connor n
long lcaso of official Ufo.
Lubliner & Trinz to Build
Great House on the West Side,
Lubliner & Trlnz announced that
Chicago is to hnvo tho largest mo
tion picturo theater in tho country,
with a seating capacity of 4,500. Tho
site, at Madison stroot and Kodzlo
avenue, was purchased from tho os-
I of n.,rn. l Hmltti fni J9F,7finn.
St., Chicago, III.
Plans for tho building aro being com
pleted by Walter W. Ahlschlagor.
It is to coBt $1,000,000, and will
bo in tho Italian renalssauco style.
Tho plans provide for an orchestra
tho largest of any moving picture
theater In tho world and a $50,000
plpo organ. Thoy call also for on-
'i toiriWrir '
President of the
gagoment of opora stars from tlmo
to tlmo to add to tho musical pro
gram. Tho ownora of tho now theator
will provide- a. big mirsory and play
room for tho chlldron, with a staff
of nurses to caro for thorn whllo tho
mothers aro attending tho perfor
mance It Is said that tho Madlson-Kedzlo
Stnto Dank is interested in tho deal
and may purchase part of tho land
upon which It will build a permanent
homo. This, however, has not been
decided, according to Donjamin Kulp,
presldont of tho bank.
Construction of tho theater will
start at onco, with a viow to Its com
pletion by tho first of tho year.
Tho Josoph Trlnor Company has
dona much for tho health of tho pco
plo. Its products aro praised by all
who linvn used thorn. &
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
CHICAGO SATURDAY, JUNE
IN THE WORLD
Will House the Merchants Loan
& Trust and Illinois Trust &
Ono of tho biggest banking' struc
tures in tho world will hoUso tho
combined Illinois Trust nnd Savings
Hank and tho Merchants Loan and
Trust Company, is announced.
Tho building will bo erqetod on
tho slto of tho Grand Pacific hotel
nnd cost approximately $10,000,000.
Tcntatlvo plans havo been mado to
extend tho building from Clarkstrcot
to La Sallo on Jackson boulevard nnd
125 feet north of Jackson to tho alley
way midway between Jackson and
This will make n bullcllnVT321.8
foot long, 125 foot wide and 200 feet
high, unless tho directors of. Use-merger
nro nblo to obtain a concession
from the city council to Ulsrcgard tho
ordlnnnco nnd build higher. f!tF
"Wo will build tho biggest, building
tho city will permit," declared- B. D.
Ilulbcrt, head of tho Merchants
Loan, when discussing the plans. Ho
nddod that efforts will bo mado to
obtain a special permit to build a
twenty-ono story structure. Tho city
has a 200-foot limit, but thero aro n
few 'buildings hlghor than 'that for
EDMUND D. HULBERT,
Merchants Loan & Trust Co., the
which spoclal pormtts woro granted
nnd somo which woro built boforo tho
restriction was Imposod.
Negotiations for tho absorption of
tho Corn Exchnngo National Dank In
to tho merger are still in progress,
but little headway has boon mado.
Officials of tho Illinois nnd Merchants
Hanks, however, nro confident that the
Corn Exchange will bo acquired.
From prosont appearances tho Con
stitutional Convention will bo moroly
nn extra session of tho Springflold
Lobby. Whntovor a convention of
that kind doos tho pcoplo will knock
Jamos Agar of tho well known John
Agar Packing Company would mako
n splondld stato tronsuror of Illinois,
Ho Is a business man of high char
actor and a political loader of force
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THROW THEM OUT
Lincoln Park Commissioners Should
Exclude Autos from All Drives Ex
cept Those on the Lake Shore
Cheap Gang of Heartbeats Who Race Their
Autos Through tho Park Endanger
Too Many Lives
Automobiles should bo ruled out of
Lincoln Park except on tho eastern
outside or laka shoro drives.
Thoy should not bo permitted on
any of tho west or Insldo driveways of
Thoy nro n posltlvo mennco to tho
lives and limbs of hundreds of thou-
Oldest Dank In Chi
sands of men, women and chlldron
who seek tho park for rest or pleasure
It Is almost Impossible for a pedes
trian to cross nny of tho wost drlvo
ways without ondnugcrlng his life
Tho class of autolsts who frequent
tho insldo and wost drives of Lincoln
Park net ns If thoy woro fleeing from
creditors, tho polico or someouo olso
Judging from tho speed with which
Thoy torrlfy visitors, mako It diffi
cult for thom to cross tho drives and
often innlin, Injuro and Insult tho pub
lic whllo In a maudlin condition.
To ruin Lincoln Park to gratify this
class of vormin would bo a shnme
It would lo bettor to shut nil autos
out of tho park than to havo this groat
pleasure ground dostroyed.
Tho class of nuto "owners" who fro
quont tho wost drives nil net as if thoy
wore afraid of tho polico, who aro re
markably fow in numbor in that part
Entered as Seoend Clasa M fatter October 11, IMS, at
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Aet ef March t.
12 PAGES. "rntiamnn
of tho park but who aro numerous
enough on the lnko shore roads.
Tho offending nutolsts arc mado up
Pickpockets who Hvo "up north,"
Hand House Uoundcrs,
Flrod former policemen,
And chronic dcadbents.
For that matter llfty per cent of tho
auto herd aro deadbcats who owe for
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Who pay no taxes and Hvo like
cooties on everybody thoy enn dine
It Is high time tho Lincoln Park
commissioners wolto up to tho fact
that the park Is for all tho pcoplo and
not for a gang of uutn-rldlug degener
ates to destroy nt will.
Third Lesson: Tho driver must
1. Not drlvo a car without tho
2. Glvo warning nnd slow up when
approaching man or beast.
:i. (live signal whou Intending to
swerve olther to right or left.
4. CJIvo signal when intending to
Blow up or stop.
5. Exorcise enro to avoid Injury
to persons or property.
IN THE CITY COUNCIL
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
At Monilny's meeting tho city coun
cil restored smoking on "L" trains
by a voto of IS yeas to 11 nays it
adopted resolutions directing tho
health department to set aside tho
ordor ngulnst It. Tho elevated sys
tem heads can restore smoking or
not, but If thoy rofuso to restore it
on tho council's resolution nn ordl
nnnco will bo passed directing that it
bo done, according to statements
mndo after tho meeting.
There was qulto a bit of heated ora
tory ovor adoption of tho resolution,
but tho faction which desired smok
ing restored hnd tho votes, so tho
opposition counted for little
Tho council also got Into a boated
discussion ovor allowing firemen tn
havo a two weeks' vacation with pay
ovory year. This hail tho approval
of tho committee on schools, flro, nnd
civil sorvlco, nnd an ordlnnnco was
passed giving tho vacations, but sev
eral mombors of tho flniiiibn commit
tee objected, so tho innttor was laid
Flro Marshal O'Connor notified tho
council It would tnko about $100,000
n year more to run tho flro dopnrt
mont If tho vacations were allowed.
On this showing tho council consent
ed to lay tho question ovor. How
ovor, tho ordlnnnco providing for tho
vacations has boon pnssod, so tho
money will havo to bo found, if pos
sible Mayor Thompson sont tho council
n messago on tho tolnnlinno rnto In
croaso innttor. This oontalnod nil
tho mossagos tho mayor hnl ex
changed with senators nnd congress
men protesting against tho Incroaso
Ho asked that tho council bogln at
onco to mako up a now schedulo of
lates and promised his own nnd the
help of all dopnrtmont heads.
WHOLE JS DMlJElt 1 54 J)
C. Must stop when person or prop
erty has been injured.
7. Glvo truo name nnd address.
8. Turn to right when meeting an
ft. Turn to left when overtaking
another vehlclo oxcopt on street car
tracks then turn must bo to right.
10. Turn to right when given n
signal by n vehicle which desires to
pass from behind.
It would bo of untold advantage to
the motorists, as well ns myself, if
you could glvo tho nbovo full public
ity In your valuable paper. If you
aro Interested In tho first nnd sec
ond lesson I will bo glad to mall thorn
to you so you can mako thorn public.
I intend to follow up with ono or
moro lessons so as to cover tho on
tiro field. I fool that many pcoplo
violate nomo of our laws through
I would also Itko to have you an
nounce to your renders that I am look
ing for citizens, men nnd women, who
will bo willing to servo on a com
mittee to bo formed by tho citlzons
for tho purposo of detecting, report
ing, prosecuting, men and women who
wilfully and lucklessly violnto any of
the traffic laws.
JUDGE JOHN STELK.
BACK AT HIS POST
Tho many friends of County Treas
urer Harry It. Clbbons will bo pleased
to learn that tho genial and popular
official has been at his ollleo every
day this week, nnd Is rapidly re
gaining his strength. Everybody
Wishes him a complete restoration vto
Tho galleries of tho council chnm
bor wore packed with firemen whon
tho aldonnen deliberated on tho vaca
tion question. Tho Chicago board of
fire underwriters sont In a communi
cation stating more mon hnd to bo
added to the flro department if tho
vocations woro granted.
Tho commltteo on pnrks, play
grounds, and benches was directed to
draw up an ostlmuto for a public
bathing bench from Ohio stroot to
Chicago avenue. Tho Lincoln Park
board is tn donate tho land along tho
lnko for this.
Aid. J. II. Smith Introduced nn or
der requiring nil city omployos to bo
residents of Chicago. This wont to
tho Judiciary coinmlttoe
The council accoptod tho Invitation
of tho Ilnwkoyo Fellowship Club to
bo present at tho club's annual picnic
at Jackson Park Juno 2S.
Aid. T. F. Myrno wanted tho city
hall closed July 5, but failed to got
enough support to win.
Aid. Itoss A. Woodhull off o rod a re
quest, which was recommended, that
tho various park boards romovo
shrubbory at section lino points. Ho
said this was dangerous nt thoso
points, especially ns It shuts off a
clear vlow for nutnmohltlsts.
An ordlnnnco wns passed turning
over Ii Sallo stroot, north of Chi
cago nvonuo, to tho Lincoln Park
boaid for bonlovnrd purposes.
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