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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Offte at Chicago, Illinois, unaar Act of March 3, 1I7I.
Entered as Second Clssa M fitter October If, 1t)W( at
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Aet of MaraH a.
THIRTIETH YEAK, NO.
THIS IS WRONG
Policemen and Firemen Who Deserve
Good Wages, Engineers and Trained
Workmen Sacrificed for Bums
City Hall Filled With Fellows Who Never Work,
but Have Drawn Pay for
Somo of tlio loudest mouthed fol
lows lu tlio city linll nro grafters,
who lmvo ticon on tlio pay roll for
over twenty years, and havo never
dono any work to speak of.
These arc tho men who are hoop
ing tlio police, flromon, englncors and
othor employes, who work hard, from
getting n just compensation.
If sovcral hundred of them woro
fired tho public service would be Im
proved and desorving pollcomon, flro
mon, engineers, and othor honest men
would benefit by it.
Most of theso follows who aro after
all of tho taxpayers' monoy for them
solves got into tho service through
political pull away back under Mayor
That Mayor Harrison was disgust
cd with many of thorn, but was 'powor
' loss to get rid of many of them, is
provon by tho following- Interview'
with tho mayor, published Inlho Chi
: cago Record-Herald, Soptembor 30,
1003, over fifteen years ago:'
"Thoro is 'grafting' in many de
partments of tho city hall, and I know
It;" said Mayor Harrison' yesterday.
"I am not blind. If I had tho power
tlioro would bo a lively oxodus of
job holders. I havo landed somo of
tho 'grafters' and liavo clghtoon
' months yet to sorve, lu which I will
land somo more.
"If tho civil sorvlco law did not
exact concluslvo proof of tho wrong
doing by tin ofllclnl, tho ax would
swing on many unworthy nocks. I
have In mind nion in this building
who I am morally cortaln aro reviv
ors of, 'graft,' but I am unablo to
provo it and so am powerless.
"One of tho first things tho legisla
ture' should do next year Is to altor
tho civil sorvlco law so that depart
ment heads may summarily dismiss
an omployo who Is clearly guilty of
wrongdoing, but against whom such
proof as a civil sorvlco board might
demand could not bo furnished."
THIS IS MAMEFUL
Brave and Deserving Police Of
ficials Lose Rank Because
Money They Should Get Is
Wasted On Hold-Over Politi
An order, Issued Monday, abolishes
tho temporary ranks of twolvo mem
bers of tho .pollco force. Tho city
council flnanco commlttoo failed to
appropriate for tho temporary appoint
ments, all of which woro mado as
rownrds for valor, and tho city comp
troller refused to O. K. tho pay roll.
Following nro thoso affected by tho
Temporary Lieutenant of Detec
tives, Charles J. Agnow, acting as sec
retary to Chlof Garrlty. Ho was ap
pointed by Chlof Schuottlor. Ho will
bo continued as socrotary until tho
nppolntmont of a ponnanont socrotary
and will bo paid out ot tho chief's
Temporary Lloutonant John W. Nor
ton, domoted to sorgoant ot pollco.
Temporary Lloutonant William E.
Baldwin, domoted to dotectlvo sor
gennt. Sonlor Dotectlvo Sorgt. Paul Bo
lum, Dotectlvo Duroati, domoted to
rank of detectivo sorgennt.
Sonlor Detective Sergt. Joseph C.
Moran of tho Central Detail Station,
reduced to tho rank of patrolman.
Senior Dotectlvo Sorgt. Walter Bui
lis, Wnrron Avonuo Station, domotod
Senior DotoctiVo Sergt. Thomas C.
McMahon, nogors Purk Station, de
moted to patrolman.
Sonlor Dotectlvo Sorgt. Hugh Mc-
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12 Per Year In Advance.
Cnrthy, formerly morals Inspector, de
moted to detectivo sorgennt.
Sonlor Dotectlvo Sorgt. John Stcgo,
first doputy's ollkc, demoted to de
Senior Dotectlvo Sorgt. Mlchnol
Mngnor, Cottugo Grovo Avcnuo Sta
tion, demoted to detective sergeant.
Senior Dotectlvo Sorgt. John A.
Qulnn, Chicago Avonuo Station, de
moted to patrolman.
Senior Dotectlvo Sorgt. Fred J.
Hlnvaty, Dcsplalnos Strcot Station,
demoted to patrolman.
Tho ordor Is effective on tho pay
roll of July 1.
WHY CHICAGO IS
LOSING ITS TREES
V Tho reformers of Chicago nro re
sponsible for tho rapid disappearance
of 'trees from tho city streets. All
of tho trees woro plunted at tho per
sonal oxponso of householders. Tho
reformers had n city ordlnanco passed
by tho City Council forbidding tho
planting pf trcos without ft pormlt
which tho citizen would havo to go to
tho City Hall and pay for. Tho treo
ownor is also prohibited by this ordl
nanco from trimming or sprnylng Ills
trees without paying for n City Hnll
pormjt. Honco in tho naino of graft
and rofo.m, city trees nro dying off. A
dofunct dally nowspaper that was do
voted to dolly reforms and that died
of ovorwork In this direction was ro
sponslblo for this outrageous ordl
nanco on account of Its influonco with
fooblo minded aldermen.
HIGH COST OF LIVING
City Council Provides for Com
mission to Investigate It.
The city council passed an ordl
nanco for a commission to Investigate
and regulato tho high cost of living
and appropriated $21,000 tor It. On
account of lack ot confidence in tho
Public Sorvlco Dopartmont it was loft
out of tho question.
Sovornl ot tho aldermen thought
tho staff of Inspectors, authorized for
tho commission, would cronto n lot
Aldorman J. II. Smith stated ho
would voto for tho commission but
would survey Its activities at tho end
ot tho fiscal year with tho utmost
care. Tho final voto was C3 to 4.
Thoso who balloted with Alderman
McCormlck In tho nogatlvo woro Al
dormon Mnypolo, Walkowlak and
No Reason Why They Should
Not Pay Revenue.
City licensing for "noar boor sa
loons" at so prohlbltlvo u figuro that
drug stores, grocorlos, dellcatossons
and soda fountains will adhora strict
ly to tho bottled or counter goods
they havo commonly boon associated
with in tho boverago lino Is a plan in
which Aid. L, V. Anderson, tho col
ored leader ot 2d ward, is trying to
Interest thp council llccuso commit
tee. Aid. Anderson, Anton Cormak, who
Is also president of tho United So
cieties, and Scott Hogan wero ap
pointed to act as a subcommittee to
consldor tho saloon and drinking place
license problem aftor Attorney-Con-orul
Brundago's opinion as to tho
stato "bll.Nl tlgor" act knocked out
tho commtttoo's action on $50 li
censes for tho salo of two and throe
fourths por cent boor.
Tho subcommittee has not mot
I slncQ Us appolntmont and thero has
neon no aiscuBsion among mo mreo
formally on tho' subject, - but It Is
known that Aid. Cermnk opposes tha
prohibitive license figure, whllo Aid.
Anderson hollovcs tho saloonkeepers
would bo moro than glad to pay n
$200 annual llccuso for tho excluslvo
privilege of selling tho half por cent
beer, ns such a llccuso would vlr-
tunlly prohibit tho thousands of mer
chants lu all linos who now deal
oltlior In tho counter soiling of near
boors or In bottlo and enso trado. A
mooting of tho subcommittee Is to bo
hold to dollborato on tho idea.
It is hinted that all places now
soiling soft drinks without licenso,
such as drug stores and soda foun
tains, will bo licensed, but proprie
tors of legitimate soda fountains aro
oxpected to fight this plan, for, to
quoto a loop druggist, "It would, not
suit us to pay tho liquor liconso def
icit." ELKS HERE IN 1920
Chicago gets tho' Elks' national
convention for 1920, thanks to tho
efforts of Exalted Itulor McCarthy
and tho Chicago delegation at At
CHICAGO SATTJKDJLT, JULY
BASE BALL SUN
Lincoln Park Authorities Finally
Allow A. M. Games in the
But Fear to Disturb 8leepers In Front
of Band Stand with P. M.
Baseball plalng is to bo pormlttcd
In Lincoln Park on Sunday mornings.
Hut on account of tho danger ot
awakening the sleepers on tho forty
benches In front of tho band stand on
Sunday nftornoon, afternoon games
of bnll aro tabooed In tho park.
This band stand business is u joke.
Tho Hungarian gcutlomen who
streak tho pnlo air with' Hungnrlan
ulrs on Sunday afternoons no doubt
earn' tho monoy..
And tho pcdplo who sleep It out on
the benches In'front of them no doubt
earn their rest.
Hut why tho moro thrilling music
of tho American gnmo of baseball
should bo prohibited Is hard to under
stand. In tho mcantlmo the Kdgownter
Auto "boats"'raco around Lincoln's
monument In Unrestricted stylo and
tho monument lis so situated (hat It
is unapproachable' In anything but nn
nuto on Sunday,- K
Tha number of killed and wounded
EDWARD J. DRUNDAGE,
Attorney General of Illinois.
by recklcsB nutolsts on tho west gas
oline ways of tho park aro never pub
lished. MORE BONDS
Tho city council roferred to tho
flnanco committee tho request of tho
Chicago plan commission that tho
proposed $27,000,000 In bonds for pub-
Ho improvements bo placed upon tlio
Novombor bnllot. Aldorman Culler
ton suggested that a portion of tho
Issuo bo used tor corporate oxponsos,
and Aldorman Woodhull thought somo
of tho monoy should bo oxpondod so
as to mako possible economies; for
Instanco, in tho city's lighting plants.
Carl Latham Is making a good roc
ord as president ot tho Iroquois Club.
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Illinois Needs New One, but Not One
Made Up by Political Heelers and
Men Who Have Been Trading People's Bights in
the Legislature Seeking Seats in
It, Is certainly refreshing to sco
tho number of fellows who lmvo been
farming out bad legislation nt Spring
field, who arc candidates for seats In
the constitutional convention.
Political bosses of Itepubllcan and
Democratic antecedents lmvo agreed
to pool their Issues and make a dead
sure thing of tho Chlcngo member
ship of tho Important body that Is to
establish rights or wrongs for tho
Any one can bo n caudldnto who
can got tho necessary number of
signers to a potltlon.
rttit the nnlUlcnl bosses will null
togothor for the boys who will sell
tho peoplo out.
James K. Sullivan, chief clerk of tho
board of election commissioners said
ho had received manv renuosts con-
corning tho uumbor ot signers each
candidate in tho nlnoteonth Cook
county districts must havo on his po
tltlon. Tho number, ho said, Is based on
tho voto for governor In 191C. Demo
crats, Hopubllcans and Socialists must
havo ono-half of 1 por cent of tho
voto cast for their candldato for gov
ernor In that election. Indepondont
candidates who may fllo tholr potl-
tlons botween Soptombor 10 auu uc-
tobor 22 aro required to lmvo 2 per
Mr. Sullivan announced that lu the
nineteenth Cook County districts tlio
following nro tho requirements:
First District Democrat, ,35; Re
publican, 3G; Socialist, 2; Indepen
Second Democrat, 43; Itepubllcan,
30; Socialist, G; Independent, 318.
Third Democrat, 44; Republican,
02; Socialist, 3; Independent, 437.
Fourth Domocrat, 03; Itepubllcan,
41; Socialist, 4; Independent, 430.
Fifth Democrat, 70; Itepubllcan,
110; Socialist, 4; Independent, 748.
Sixth Democrat, 90; Itepubllcan,
J18; Socialist, 1G; Independent, 90G.
Soventh Domocrat, CG; Itepubllcan,
130; Soclnllst, 11; Independent, 712.
Ninth Democrat, CG; Hopubllcan,
130; Socialist, C;- Independent. 412. .
jW-VEUver.th-Dlitrlct .Figures..' .
uiovemn uemocrai, yu; iiuiiuun
can, 111; Socialist, 9; Independent,
Thirteenth Democrat, 74; Itepubll
can, 9G; Soclnllst, 17; Independent,
Fifteenth Democrat. 31; Republi
can. 1G; Socialist, 3; Independent, 197.
Seventeenth Domocrat, 21; Hopub
llcan, 12; Socialist, 2; Independent,
Nlnoteonth Democrnt, 130; Itepub
llcnn, 101; Soclnllst, 18; Indopendont,
Twenty-first Domocrat, G9; Itepub
llcan, GO; Socialist, C; Indepondont,
Twenty-third Democrnt. C9; Ite
publlcan, 83; Soclnllst, 17; Indepen
Twenty-fifth Democrat, 114; Ro
publican, 131; Socialist, 27; indepen
Twenty-sovonth Domocrat, 44; Ite
publlcan, 19; Socialist, 2; Indepen
Twenty-ninth Democrat, 28, Ite
publlcan, 27; Socialist, 3; Indopen
Tliirty-llrst Democrat, 79; Hopub
llcan, 114; Socialist, 10; Indopendont,
ING AND DATES
Chlof Clork Sullivan of tho ttloction
Commissioners, announces tho follow
ing calondar for tho Constitutional
Saturday, July 12 First day to lllo
with secretary ot stato.
Aug. 1LaBt day to file.
Aug. 20 Registration day.
Sept. 10 Primary election.
Oct. 4 Last day to lllo Independent
petitions with county clerk.
Oct. 14 Registration.
Nov. 4 Election of dolegntos.
Jan. C, 1920 Constitutional conven
tion moetB at noon in tho hnll of rep
Tho compensation of dologntes was
fixed by tho leglslatuio at $2,000.
I. C. ELECTRI
City to Give Up Valuable Land
Tho Illinois Contral electrification,
terminal and south shoro develop
ment ordinance, providing for nn ex
penditure of $110,000,000, was sub
mitted to tho city council Monday.
It will bo acted upon July 21.
Amoudmonts will bo Introduced nt
noxt Monday's meotlng for considera
tion by tho commltteo on railway ter
minals. Indications nro that tho meas
ure will rocolvo tho flfty-threo votos
necessary for passage.
Strenuous nttompts will bo inndo
to havo reduced tho tlmo allowance
for tho road to comploto electrifica
tion. Tho entlro project will not bo
WHOLE .N bMBER 1551
completed for twenty yenrs us tho or
dinance rends now.
Aldermen Walkowlnk, Adnmklo
wlcz and Kunz said they would light
to have tho ordinance submitted to
u referendum of tho voters.
"Tho city Iki giving up fvnlunblo
land worth millions and is granting
perpetual rights to tho Illinois Cen
tral," said Aldorman Walkowlnk.
"That makes It a question of public
policy of the most serious kind."
AIR CRAFT LANDINGS
Orders by Aldermen Mnypolo nnd
Link, directing tho mayor to appoint
commissions to discover appropriate
nldcr'aft landing fields" in "Chicago, in
co-operation with tho fodoral govern
ment, wero roforred to tho judiciary
VOTE FOR 50 WARDS
And Retire Some Aldermen and
Ward Bosses to Private Life.
Votors at the fall election will
piobnbly bo asked to docldo whothor
tho city's thlrty-llvo wards shall bo
Increased to fifty so that ono alder
man would reprosont ench ward for
a four-year term, and whether theso
elections shall bo nonpartisan, as pro
vided by tho legislature a few weoks
ago, subject to n referendum.
Resolutions providing for tho ref
erendum wero referred to tho Judi
ciary commltteo by tho city council
IN RUSH HOURS
Tho council directed tho restora
tion ot trnlllc hours on tho bildgcs.
Tho bridges will bo oloBed to river
trnfllc henceforth betweon 7 and 9
o'clock In tho morning and 4:30 nnd
fi:30 in tho evening During tho war
porlod O'obo rlvor traffic restrictions
wero removed at tho request of tho
Bum Clerks and Payroll Stiffs
Can Now Be Dropped and
Good Men Given Jobs.
A number of tho city hnll clerks
who struck for hlghor pay aro notori
ous loop hounds and chronic bums,
Horo'o h uhanco for Mayor Thomp
son to give good men places In tho
city hnll. Pollcomon and flromon woro
justified lu asking higher pay. They
peril tholr lives for tho public. Many
of tho clorks nro desorving men, but
tho hums and loop hounds should bo
Clean out tho bnriiaelos, Mayor
Thompson, nnd breath easier In tho
Thousands oi Chicago soldlor boys
need jobs, What's tho matter with
giving them plnces In tho City Hall.
Somo of tho barnacles havo been
thoro too long. They think tho city
bolongs to them
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