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Uil ffc.lSllY Or ILUNO.S LIBRARY
JUL 2 2 W19
m Mnd Claaa Mattar Oetsbar 11. 1IM. at tha Peat
O-fflca of Publication,
179 W. Wathlnaton St., Chicago, III.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Oftloa at Chicago, llllnola, unaar Act of March 3, W.
Entered aa Second Claaa Mfattar October 11, Itet, at
Office at Chicago, llllnola, under Aet af Mara) t
THIRTIETH YEAH, NO.
Third-Bate Politicians and Fourth-Rate
Reformers Want to Rule or Ruin
the New Constitution
Elect Big Leaders Like Sullivan, O'Connell, Thomp
son, Deneen and Brundage and Repre
sentatives of All the People
Professional politicians of rival
camps aro pointing fingers at each
other and, llku tlio pot calling tho
kettlo black, aro denouncing their ops
ponents as unfit to sit In tho constitu
What theso follows say about each
other is truo about nomo of them.
Rut the pooplo aro not interested in
tho public linen washing of petty poll
tlcians. Tho Eaglo bolieves that reprcsonta
tlvo leaders of political factions
should bo elected delegates to tho
Iloger C. Sullivan should be elect
ed to the convention whother lio is a
candidate or not.
Mr. Sullivan, who represents a ma
jority af tho Democrats, is a man of
great ability, personally honest and
one whoso cxperlonco would bo u
mighty help to tho pooplo Juat'now.
William L. O'Connell' a leader
in tho Duuno-Uarrison 'bunch with
backbono and ability, should bo sent
to tho convention. Ho' is honest and
truo-heartcd, and with Sullivan and
O'Connell at tho head of tho Demo
crats In tho constitution-making body
muchi good should result.
Former County Judgo John E. Ow
ens is another Dunno-IIarrlson loader,
whoso ability, honosty, and courngo
havo boon provon to tho satisfaction
of the peoplo. Ho would mako a good
On tho Republican sldo tho sumo
argument holds good.
Tho threo big Republican leadors
should sit in tho convention.
Mayor Thompson should bo eloctcd
a delegato. Ho Is bravo, honest and
ablo and tho peoplo liavo confldonco
Former Governor Charles S. Doneon
should bo elected a dologato by all
means. His great oxporlenco and abil
ity could not help but provo useful in,
framing tho basic law.
' Attorney General Edward J. Brun
dage should bo olocted a dologato.
Ho is honest, straightforward and ex
perienced. Gen. Brundngo would bo a
great power for good in tho conven
tion. With Buch political loadors, othor
mnn nf nffalrs and ideas should bo
All of tho peoplo should bo repre
sented. Practical ruthor than representative
men aro neodod as members of tho
constitutional convention, In tho opin
ion of Goorgo E. Colo, who for years
has lod tho fight to sccuro a now baste
law for llllnola. Thoro is great dan
ger, Mr. Colo bollovcs, that an effort
will bo mndo to overload tho conven
tion and to includo many mattors that
' should bo loft to tho loglslaturo or
Included in charters, and unless groat
caro is takon tho constitution will bo
voted down by tho peoplo, as waB tho
proposed constitution for Now York
When it was suggested to Mr. Colo
that ho was a ploncor In tho battlo to
got a now constitution for Illinois,
lighting somo of tho tlrao practically
nlono, and that ho probably had cor-
tnln vlnWH QB to tllO best WUV to BO-
euro a roprosontatlvo list of dolegates,
"It is truo that I havo tried for a
constitutional convention for years.
Perhaps I had raoro to do with tho
starting of this movo than any othor
man. When tho pooplo voted for tho
convention my work ceased, except
that, of course, I will bo ready at all
tlmos to glvo a helping hand to bring
about desired results. I am hoping
that Illinois will get what it needs, a
good working baslo law, not loaded
down with propositions. Such a law
will be accepted by tho peoplo. If
Largest Weekly Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing
12 Per Year In Advance.
they try to do too much, though, tho
constitution will bo defeated."
"How about keeping politics out of
tho convention?" Mr. Colo was asked.
"Wo don't want politics out of It.
Wo want politics in, must havo poli
tics and partisan politics to a cortaln
extent," was tho reply.
"Aro you going to mako any special
effort to sco that reprcsontntivo men
aro elected as delegates?"
"Of courso it Is Important that tho
personnel of tho convention bo good.
However, it has been my oxporlenco
that representative men do not al
ways roprcsont. Thoy aro sometimes
too bullhcadcd. Delegates aro needed
who aro practical and will uso com
mon Bonsc, and politicians should not
bo barred becauso thoy are politi
cians." Urges Home Rule for Chicago.
Pressed "for suggestions ns to what
tho now constitution should bo, Mr.
"Tho now basic law should glvo a
largo measure of homo rulo to Chi
cago, giving tho peoplo tho right to
say Just what thoy want, and such
matters should bo included In tho
charter and not tho constitution.
"In my opinion it is essential that
tho convention adopt n liberal policy
in regard to allowing tho pooplo to
voto on tho question of adopting such
proposed governmental changes as
havo been shown to havo laVgo public
support. I would Includo in this cate
gory such proposition as tax revision,
greater local control of public utilities
and tho Initiative and roforendum, in
cluding tho constitutional Initiative.
"And In ordor to lnsuro tho adop
tion of tho new constitution tho con
vention should mako it reasonably
easy to amend, In ordor that tho prog
ress of Illinois may not bo hindered,
as it Iiob boon under tho present con
stitution, by tho practical impossibil
ity of securing nooded changes."
STEFFENS GOOD WORK
Alderman and Hia Committee
Trying Hard to Better Police
Aldorman Walter P. Stoffon, chair
man of tho pollco coinmltteo of tho
city council, Ib doing great work for
tho peoplo In straightening out tho
pollco forco. Tho committee mem
bers are all with him to a man. Thoy
uro trying to get tho ideas or tho de
Tho commltteo's theory is that tho
department heads should first Btato
their vlows, after which it purposoa to
vorlfy them by dotallod Investigation,
possibly of ovory precinct.
Aldorman Stoffon said ho had beon
advised that Corporation Counsel Et
tolson refused to draw an oidlnanco
ousting Frazlor from Ills Job. Tho
city's legal advisor hold that tho stat
utes pormlttted tho socond doputy to
remain in olllco until tho end of the
fiscal year, December 31.
In consequence u suit to collect his
salary is throatouod by Frazlor as
well ns tho managor of department
property, morals Inspector and in
spector of porsonnol, all of whom hold
positions croatod by ordlnanco.
Though tho pollco committee might
not succeed in divorcing Frazlor from
tho pay roll, Mr. Stoffen pointed out,
it has reduced nevertheless his vlco
and gambling supervision to zero. Two
weoka ago, at tho committee's sug
gestion, all his pollco offlcora wero
transferred olsowhero, and his Inves
tigators, for whoso omploymont tho
budget alono provided, havo perforce
Chtcago's pollco department will bo
mado a modol undor tho proposed re
organization ordlnanco being drafted
by tho council pollco committee,
Chairman Stoffon said.
Inefficiency, carelossness of duty,
shitting of responsibility and general
neglect will bo made Impossible, ho
"Wo proposo to glvo tho chlot of
pollco unlimited power to run his de
partment," ho said. "Ho will bo mado
solely responsible for suppressing
crime and every man under his com
mand will bo solely responsible to
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"This will ollmlnato 'buck passing'
which Is so common in tho depart
ment. If tho chlot falls to do his
duty, cither through Inability becauso
of tho lack of oxporlonco or capabil
ity, or through nogloct, his removal
may bo demanded by tho council."
II. H. Morrlck Is ono ot tho loadors
in tho clvlo llfo of Chicago. As presi
dent of tho Association ot Commorco
ho has dono groat work for tha city,
its prosont and future. Mr. Merrick
is president ot tho Groat Lakes Trust
Company, Chicago's now big bank,
which Btartod In with a capital or
13,000,000, and a surplus ot $600,000.
All of tho stock was oversubscribed
Judgo Goorgo B. Holmes Is gratify
ing his many friends "with tho flno
record ho Is making on tho Municipal
CHICAGO SATUd1y, JULY
City Council MayJjJTackle This
Job of House-Cleaning Next.
Thero Is much tajkinn Investiga
tion of tho tiro department by tho
city council. Manyjpeoplo think it
might do soma good.
DAWES' FINE RECORI
President of the Central Trust
by France.,, ,
Tho French government has award
ed tho French war cross to'Brig. Gen.
Charles G. Dawes, chlofot'.tho United
States army purchasing board in
Franco, and prcsldo'ntTJitUhe Central
Trust Company of Illinois.
Tho honor was conferred by Mar
shal Foch, and tho 'citation appeared
In tho oiriclal ordersjof tho day. It
read: ' $
"During tho course of operations in
1018 Gen. Dawes as8urpdTacompleto
union of supplies bctwconTtho Ameri
can and French armloi)l(',By hia
breadth of spirit and ,hls constant ef
fort to put upon a cbmmorijbaels tho
resources of tho two armlo, ho per-
BRIG. GEN. CHARLES G. DAWES,
Central Trust Company, Who Has Been
mltted to bo realized under tho best
possiblo conditions that community ot
offort which rosulted in victory ovor
Gen. Dawes loft Chicago as a llou
tonant colonel with tho Sovonteonth
onglnoors. On his arrival In Franco
his ability ob an organizer was im
mediately realized, and bo was placed
In tho sorvlco ot supply. Horo his
promotion was rapid, and ho advanced
to tho grade of brigadier general and
was placed on Marshal Foch's staff.
Givon this broadened' sphere In
which to oxorclso hia business genius,
he soon won tho recognition which
brought him his latest honors.
Judgo Henry Guorin la making a
good record on tho Suporlor bench,
Judgo Charles A. McDonald has
made a flno record as Superior court
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CASH FOR GRAFT
Chicago Yoters Are Asked to Give Over
Twenty-Eight Million Dollars
for Contractors' Dreams
The Most Impudent Proposition Ever Put Before
the People of Chicago on the
Ballot Next Fall
Vote against all of the bond Issucb
Chicago taxpayers aro to bo bur
dened with 'still heavier debts after
tho next November election.
Tho tireless reformers who nro
willing to spend everybody's money
but their own have framed up a nice
Honored In France.
kottlo ot fish to doso tho public with.
Tho contractors who will bonoflt by
tho movo and tho negro labor which
will be Imported to do most of tho
work are tho only peoplo who aro not
Horo Is tho bill ot faro planned by
tho schemers and tho amount of coin
thoy hopo to extract from your
Wldonlng and straightening
of Western avenuo., $2,400,000
Extension ot Ogdon ave
Reclaiming and Improving
South Wator Btroot 3,800,000
Widening and extension of
Ashland avenuo 6,800,000
Widening and extonBlon ot
Roboy street 0,200,000
Completion of Michigan
boulovard link 2,000,000
Tho very suggestion of "wldonlng
and straightening" Western avenuo Is
a hugo and ghastly Joko.
And tho public Is expected to "cough
up" two million four hundred thou
sand dollars to carry the Joke out and
make somo men rich.
Tho extension of Ogden avenuo Is
Ogden avenue commences nowhere
and ends nowhere.
Its extension to Lincoln Park would
mean tho expenditure of nearly six
million dollars In order to glvo n
floating population on tho southwest
Bide a chuncn to sleep In Lincoln Park
on Sunday nights.
Talk about graft. Ogden avenuo ex
tension would produco bales of It.
And tho peoplo would pay the
"Reclaiming and impiovlng South
Water street" is a good ono.
Tho Idea of making tho public at
largo pay $3,800,000 in order to increase
tho rent rolls of South Water street
property, owners, is, rich. S-'-t '.
' Werllytho f6oh dra-Mofr ill' dead. -
Tho grafters nro very much nlivo.
Fifteen millions of dollars nro asked
for tho widening and extension of
Hobey street nnd Ashland avenue.
This Is tfio most uppalling cauo of
grafting Impudence on record.
GREAT LAKES BANK
Chicago Has a New Banking
Institution of Which It May
Well Be Proud.
The big bunk of tho Great Lnkcs
Trust Company has been opened for
business at 110 South Dearborn street
In tho Westminster building. It
starts out with a capital of $3,000,000
and a surplim of $600,000. Its stock
was oversubscribed almost ns soon as
it vnn offored. Tho ofllcera of tho
bank aro a gunrnnteo of tho solidity
of tho institution ns well as n con
firmation of tho public confidence In
it. Thoy aro ns follows:
Harry II. Morrlck, president, for
merly vice-president Central Trust
Company ot Illinois.
James C. Johnson, vice-president,
formerly vlco-proaldent Citizens Na
tional Rank, Evausvllle, Indiana.
John W. Thomas, vice-president,
formerly vlcoprosldent Central Trust
Company af Illinois.
Raymond It, Phelps, vice-president,
formerly Credit Department, First Na
Chas. C. Wilson, vlco-prosldont and
cashlor, formerly cashier Continental
nnd Commercial Tiust &. Savings
W. A. Nlcol, nBst. cashlor, formerly
with Chicago Savings Rank & Trust
H, L. Augustus, nsst. cashlor, for
merly with Citizens National Dank,
11. F. Affleck, president Universal
Portland Comout Company Chicago.
F. L, Ratemnn, president Trans
continental Freight Company, Chi
cago. C. A. DIckett, President, Ulckott
Coal & Coko Company, Chicago.
William Uuttorworth, president
Dcoro Plow Company, Mollno.
Joseph nyflold, president Hotel
Sherman Company, Chicago.
A. A. Crnno, vlco-presldont First and
Socurlty National Rank, Minneapolis,
Donald R, Cotton, Carnegie Steel
Company, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Joseph D. Edwards, prosldont Kel
logg Switchboard & Supply Co., Chi
cago. Samuel M. Hastings, president,
Computing Scalo Co. ot Amorica,
James C. Johnson, vlco-presldont.
Harry II. Morrlck, presldont.
John S, Mlllor, attornoy, Chicago.
II. II. Ogdon, president First Na
tional Rank, Muskogco, Okla.
Otto E. Osthoff, vlco-presldcnt II.
M. Tlvlleshv & Comnnnv. Chioaeo.
John O. Paddock, cashlor Merchants
WHOLE iN UM31EK 1552
H. Illinois Nntqlonal Dunk, Peoria, III.
Itnymond 11. Phelps, vlco-prcsldcnt.
David I). Plerscn, vleo-prcsldent
Stcphcns-AdnniHon Mfg. Co., Aurora.
Frank W. Rcnwlck, vice-president
Chicago Gravel Co., Chicago.
John F. Smulskl, president North
western Trust & Savings Bank, Chi
cago. Louis M. Stumer, Stumer, Iloscnthnt
& Eckstein, Chicago.
Gcorgo II. Taylor, real estate, Chi
cago. John W. Thomas, vice-president.
L. M. VIIcb, president Tho Iluda
Chas. C. Wilson, vice-president and
W. II. Ynge, president Arms Palaco
Horse Car Company, Chicago.
Joseph I. Zook, trcuBurer Mont-
pnmnrv .Wnril V fn . nhlonim
CITY EMPLOYES MUST
MOVE IN OR GET OUT
City omployes and thoso of tho
board of education will herenftar havo
to live In tho city, It an ordlnanco In
troduced In tho city council Monday
with tho approval of tho judiciary
committee Is passed. Aldermnn Jo
seph II. Smith, sponsor of tha meas
ure, said hundreds of city cmployctt
live In adjoining mibmbH, pay tnxen
and spend tholr money there, without
giving, benefit to thoso who holp pay
their salaries. Tho ordlnanco will bu
called up for passago next Monday.
II. II. Morrlck, presldont of tho Chi
cago Association ot Commerce, ban
written an open lotter to tho public
urging pooplo la every community to
buy Chicago Rand buttoiiH nt $10 a
year. "Our band platform," ho naldr
"is to bo a public forum whoro sub
Jects of Interest will bo presented
to the crowds attracted to tho Chi
cago Rand." Tho band gives a public
concert almost every night.
WRIGLEY WILL HAVE
Chicago will havo the largest chow
Ing gum factory In the world. Work
on tho now building of tho William
WrlBloy, Jr, Company, nt Thiity-flfth
street and Ashland nvcnuo, has boon
staited, and Is e.pectod to bo com
pleted In about a year.
Tho new factory will ho double tho
size of tho ono nt tho present site,
nnd will havo 1, 250,000 square fcot
of floor space. Tho structure will bo
eight stories high.
A demand for chowlug gum In
Franco and England, created by Amor
lean soldlors, has Inci eased oxportn
tions. Tho now building will havo a, roof
garden, recreation hall, restaurant,
hospital, welfare department, hand
ball courts, library, clubrooms, smok
ing rooms, gymnasium and shower
Oscar F. Mayer, as a business man
nnd n cltlzon, doos credit to Chicago.
Ho stands for progress nnd la ono ot
tho mon who havo helped mako tho
Largest Weekly Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing