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THIRTIETH YEAH, NO.
Third-Rate Politicians and Fourth-Rate
Reformers Want to Rule or Ruin
the New Constitution
Elect Big Loaders Like Sullivan, O'Connell, Thomp
son, Deneen and Brundage and Repre
sentatives of All the People
Professional politicians of rival
camps arc pointing lingers at each
other nud, like the pot calling tho
kettle black, are denouncing their op
poncnts hh unfit to nit In the constltu
What these fcllowu say about each
other is truu about Home of them.
l)u t tho people arc not Interested in
tho public linen washing of petty poli
ticians. Tho Englo believes that representa
tive leaders of political factions
should be elected delegates to tho
Hogcr C. Sullivun should be elect
ed to tho convention whether ho Is n
candidate or not.
Mr. Sulllvnn, who represents u ma
jority of tho Democrats, Is u man of
great ability, personally honest and
ono whoso exporlonco would bo u
mighty help to tho peoplo Just now.
William L. O'Connellf a leader
in tho Dunno-Hnrrlson bunch witli
backbone and ability, should be sent
to tho convention. Ho Is honest and
true-hearted, and with Sullivan and
O'Connoll ut tho head of tho Demo
crats in tho constitution-making body
much good should result.
Former County Judgo John E. Ow
ens Is nnothor Dunno-IIarrlson loador,
whoso ability, honesty, and courago
havo been provon to tho satisfaction
of tho people. Ho would mnko n good
On tho Republican sldo tho same
argument holds good.
Tho three big Republican leaders
should sit In the convention.
Mayor Thompson should bo eloctcd
a. dolcgato. Ho is brave, honost and
able and tho peoplo havo confidence
Former Governor Charles S. Deneon
should bo elected a dolcgato by all
meaiiB. His great exporlonco nnd abil
ity could not help but prove usoful In
framing tho baBlc law.
Attornoy Qoneral Edward J. Urun
dago should bo elected a delegate.
Ho Is honest, straightforward and ex
perienced. Gen. Urundago would bo a
great power for good In tho conven
tion. With such political leadors, other
mon of affairs and ideas should bo
All of tho peoplo should bo repre
sented. Practical ruthor than ropresontatlvo
men nro needed as membors of tho
constitutional convention, in tho opin
ion of Georgo B. Colo, who for years
has led tho fight to securo a now basic
law for Illinois. Thoro is great thin
ner. Mr. Colo bollovcs. that an offort
will bo mado to ovorload tho conven
tion nnd to Include- many matters that
should bo loft to tho loglslaturo or
Included in charters, and unless great
euro Is takon tho constitution will bo
voted down by tho peoplo, as wub tho
proposed constitution for Now York
When It was suggested to Mr. Colo
that ho was a ploncor In tho bnttlo to
got a now constitution for Illinois,
lighting somo of tho tlrao practically
alono, and that ho probably had cor
tuln vlows as to tho host way to so
euro a reprosontntlvo list of dolegates,
"It is true that 1 havo tried for a
constitutional convontlon for years.
Pm-linnn I had moro to do With tho
starting of this move than any othor
man. When tho peoplo voted for tho
convontlon my work coased, oxcopt
that, of course, I will bo ready at all
times to glvo a helping hand to bring
about desired results. I am hoping
that llllnola will got what it needs, a
good working basic law, not loaded
down with propositions. Such a law
will bo accepted by tho pooplo. If
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they try to do too much, though, the
constitution will bo defeated."
"How about keeping politics out of
tho convention?" Mr. Colo was asked.
"We don't want politics out of It.
Wo want politics In, must hnvo poli
tics and partisan politics to a certain
extent," was tho reply.
"Are you going to mako any special
effort to see that representative men
aro elected as delegutcs?"
"Of courso It is Important that the
personnel of tho convention bo good.
However, it has been my experience
that representative men do not al
ways represent. They nro sometimes
too hullhcadcd. Delegates aro needed
who nro practical and will uho com
mon sense, and politicians should not
bo barred becuuso they aro politi
cians." Urp.es Home Rule for Chicago.
Pressed 'for suggestions ns to what
tho now constitution should be, Mr.
"Tho now basic law should glvo a
largo measure of home rule to Chi
cago, giving tho peoplo the right to
say Just what they want, nnd such
matters should bo included In tho
charter and not tho constitution.
"In my opinion It Is essential that
the convention adopt n liberal policy
in regard to allowing tho peoplo to
vote on the question of adopting such
proposed governmental changes as
have been shown to havo hrrgo public
support. I would includo In this cate
gory such proposition na tax rovlslon,
grcntor 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 now constitution tho con
vention should mnko it reasonably
easy to amend, In order that tho prog
ress of Illinois may not bo hindered,
as it has been under tho present con
stitution, by tho practical impossibil
ity of securing needed changes."
STEFFEN'S GOOD WORK
Alderman and His Committee
Trying Hard to Better Police
Alderman Walter 1'. Steffen, chair
man of tho pollco committee of tho
city council, is doing great work for
tlio peoplo In straightening out tho
pollco force Tho commltteo mem
bors tiro till with him to a man. T hoy
aro trying to get tho Ideas of tho de
Tho coinmltteo's theory Is that the
department heads should llrst state
their views, after which It purposes to
verify them by detailed Investigation,
possibly of every precinct.
Alderman Steffou said ho had been
ndvised that Corporation Counsel Et
telsou refused to draw an ordinance
ousting Frazlor from his Job. Tho
city's legal advisor hold that tho stat
utes ponulttted tho second doputy to
remain In olllco until tlio cud of tho
fiscal year, Deccmbor 31.
In conscuuonco u suit to collect his
Balary is threatened by Frnzlor as
well as tho manager of department
property, morals Inspector and In
spector of porsonnol, all of whom hold
positions created by ordlnanco.
Though tho pollco commltteo might
not succeed In divorcing Frailer from
tho pny roll, Mr. Stoffon poiutod out,
It haa reduced nevertheless lila vlco
and gambling supervision to zoro. Two
weoks ago, at tho commmeo'B sug
gestion, all his pollco officers wore
transferred olsowhoro, and his Inves
tigators, for whoso employment tho
budgot alono provided, havo perforce
Chicago's pollco department will bo
mado a modol undor tho proposed re
organization ordinance being dratted
by tho council pollco commltteo,
Chairman Stoffon said.
Inefficiency, carelessness of duty,
Bhlftlng of responsibility and general
neglect will bo ninde Impossible, he
"Wo propose to glvo tho chlot of
pollco unlimited power to run his de
partment," ho said. "Ho will be mndo
solely responsible far suppressing
crime nnd every man under his com
mand will bo solely responsible to
President of the
"This will ellmlnato 'buck passing
which Is bo common In tho depart
ment. It tho chlof falls to do his
duty, cither through Inability becauso
of tho lack of oxporlonco or capabil
ity, or through nogloct, his romovul
may bo demanded by tho council."
H. II. Morrlck Is ono of tho leadors
in tho civic llfo of Chicago. As presi
dent of tho Association of Commorco
ho has dono great work for tho city,
Its present and future. Mr. Morrlck
is prosldont of tho Groat Lakos Trust
Company, Chicago's now big bank,
which started In with a capital ot
$3,000,000, and a surplus ot $000,000.
AH of tho stock was ovorsubscrlbcd
Judgo Georgo B. Holmes Is gratify
ing his many friends with tho flno
record ho is making on tho Municipal
CHICAGO SATURDAY, JULY J
City Council May Tackle This
Job of House-Cleaning Next.
There In much talk'of an Investiga
tion of tlio flro dopartmont by tha
city council. Many peoplo think It
might do soma good,
DAWES' FINE RECORD
President of the Central Trust
Company Back Honored
The French government has award
ed tho French war cross to Brig. Gen.
Charles G. Dawes, chlot of tho United
States army purchasing board In
Franco, nnd president of tho Central
Trust Company of Illinois.
Tho honor wns conferred by Mar
shal Foch, and tho citation appeared
In tho olllclul orders of tho day. It
"During the courso of operations In
1018 Gen. Dawes assured' n complete
union of supplies between tho Ameri
can nnd French armies. By his
brendth of spirit and his constant ef
fort to put upon a commoubasis tho
resources of tho two armies, ho per-
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BRIG. GEN. CHARLES G. DAWES,
Central Trust Company, Who Has Been
mltted to bo realized undor tho best
possiblo conditions that community ot
effort which resulted In victory over
Gen. Dawes loft Chicago as a lieu
tonaut colonel with tho Seventeenth
onglueers. On his arrival In Franco
his ability aa an organizer was Im
mediately realized, and ho wbb placed
In tho Borvlco ot supply. Horo hit?
promotion was rapid, and ho advanced
to tho grado of brigadier gonornl and
was placed on Marshal Foch'B staff.
Given this broadened' sphoro In
which to oxorclso his business gonitis,
ho soon won tho recognition which
brought him his latest honors.
Judgo Ilonry Guorln Is making a
good rocord on tho Suporlor bonch,
Judgo Charles A, McDonald has
mado a flno rocord as Superior court
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CASH FOB CRAFT
Chicago Voters Are Asked to Give Over
Twenty-Eight Million Dollars
for Contractors9 Dreams
The Most Impudent Proposition Ever Put Before
the People of Chicago on the
Ballot Next Fall
Vote against all of the bond Issues
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.
kettle of fish to doso tho public with.
Tho contractors who will bonoflt by
tho movo and tho negro labor which
will bo Imported to do most of tho
work aro tho only peoplo who nro not
Horo is tho bill of fnro planned by
tho schemers nnd tho amount of coin
thoy hope to extract from your
Widening and stralghtonlng
of Western nvenuo $2,400,000
Extension of Ogden nve
Reclaiming and Improving
South Wutor streot 3,800,000
Wldonlng nnd extonslon of
Ashland avenuo 5,800,000
Widening and extension of
Itobey street 0,200,000
Completion of Michigan
boulevard link 2,000,000
Tho very suggestion of "widening
nnd 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 some men rich.
The extension of Ogden avenue is
Ogden avenue commences nowhere
and cuds nowhere.
Its extension to Lincoln Park would
menu tho expenditure of nearly six
million dollars In order to give n
lloatlng population on the southwest
side a chance to sleep In Lincoln Park
on Sunday nights.
Tulk about graft. Ogden avenue ex
tension would produce hales of It.
And the people would pay the
"lleclaimiug and Improving South
Water street" Is a good ono.
The Idea of making the public at
huge pay $ 3,800,000 in order to Incrcnso
tho rent rolls of South Water street
poporfy. owners Is rich. . "
Verily, tho fools aro'iiot-ull dead.
Tho grafters aro very much nllvo.
Fifteen millions of dollars are asked
for the widening nud extension of
Ilobey street and Ashland avenue.
This Is tfie most appalling case of
grafting Impudence on record.
GREAT LAKES BANK
Chicago Has a New Banking
Institution of Which It May
Well Be Proud.
The big bank of the Great Lakes
Trust Company has been opened for
business nt 110 South Deal born street
In the Westminster building. It
starts out with a capital of $3,000,000
and n surplus of $000,000. Its stock
was oversubscribed almost ns boon ns
it was offered. Tho officers of tho
bank are a guarantee of the solidity
of the Institution us well as a con
firmation of tho public confidence in
It. They are as follows:
Harry 11. Merrick, president, for
merly vice-president Central Trust
Company of Illinois.
Jiinies C. Johnson, vice-president,
formerly vice-president Citizens Na
tional Hank, Kvausvllle, Indiana.
John W. Thomas, vice-president,
formerly vice-president Central Trust
Company of Illinois.
Itnymond It. Phelps, vice-president,
formerly Credit Department, First Na
Chns. V. Wilson, vlco-prebldent and
cashier, formerly cashier Continental
nnd Commercial Trust &. Savings
W. A. Nleol, asst. cashier, formerly
with Chicago Savings Dank k. Trust
K. L. Augustus, asst. cashier, for
merly with Citizens National Hank,
H. F. Affleck, proaldent Universal
Portland Ceinont Company Chicago.
F. L. UatPinnn, president Trans
continental Freight Company, Chi
cago. C. A. UickPtt, President, Illckett
Coal & Coke Company, Chicago.
William Uuttorworth, president
Deoro Plow Company, Mollno.
Joseph Uyfiold, president Hotel
Shonnon Company, Chicago.
A. A. Crano, vlco-presldcnt First nnd
Security National Dank, Minneapolis,
Donald It. Cotton, Carnoglo Steol
Company, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Josoph 11. Edwards, prosldont Kel
logg Switchboard & Supply Co., Chi
cago. Samuol M. Hastings, prosldont,
Computing Scalo Co. of America,
Jamos C. Johnson, vlco-presldont.
Harry II. Morrlck, president.
John S. Millor, nttornoy, Chicago,
II. II. Ogden, prosldont First Na
tional Dank, Muskogee, Okln.
Otto E. Osthoff, vico-prosldent 11.
M, Dyllosby & Company, Chicago.
John C. Paddock, cashier Merchants
WHOLE M MHEH 1552
a Illinois Nntqlounl Dank, Peoria, 111.
Raymond It. Phelps, vlco-presldcnt.
David II. Plersen, vice-president
Stephcns-Adnmson Mfg. Co., Aurora.
Frank W. Henwlck, vice-president
Chicago Gravel Co., Chicago.
John F. Smulskl, president North
western Trust & SnvliiRB Dank, Chi
cago. Louis M. Stumer, Stumer, Rosenthal
fc Eckstein, Chicago.
Georgo II. Taylor, real estate, Chi
cago. John W. Thomas, vice-president.
L. M. Vllcs, president Tho lludn
Chas. C. Wilson, vice-president and
II. Yager, president Arms Pnlnco
Horso Car Company, Chicago.
Josoph I. Xook, treasurer Mont
gomery ,Wnrd & Co., Chicago.
CITY EMPLOYES MUST
MOVE IN OR GET OUT
City employes and those of tho
board of education will hereafter havu
to live In the city, If an ordlnanco in
troduced In the city council Monday
with the approval of tho Judiciary
committee Is passed. Alderman Jo
seph II. Smith, sponsor of the meas
ure, said hundreds of city cmploycH
live In adjoining suburbs, pay taxcH
and spend their money there, without
giving benefit to those who help pay
their salaries. Tho ordlnanco will bu
called up for pnsnigo next Monday.
II. II. .Merrick, president or tho Chi
c-ngo Absuclatlou of Commerce, has
written an open letter to tho public
urging people in every community to
buy Chicago Hand buttons nt $10 n
year. "Our bond platform," ho suid,
"Is to be a public forum where sub
Jeets of Interest will he presented
to the crowds attracted to tho Chi
cago Hand." The band gives a public
concert almost every night.
WRIGLEY WILL HAVE
CIllC'ilKO will li.iw tin lurm'si chow
iiiK gum factuiy In the world Work
on the new building of the William
Wrlgloy, Jr. Company, at Thirty-fifth
street and Ashland incline has been
stalled, and iM expected to be com
pitted In about a year.
Tho new factory will bo double the
size of tho ono nt tho present site,
and will hao l,2SO,ono squnro feet
of Hour space. Tho structuro will bo
olght stories high.
A domnnd for thowlng gum In
France and England, created by Amer
ican soldiers, has increased exporta
tlons. Tho new building will havo a roof
garden, recreation hall, rcBtnurant,
hospital, welfaro department, hand
ball courts, library, cluhrooms, smok
ing rooms, gymnasium and showor
Oscnr F. Mayor, as a business man
and a cltlzon, docs credit to Chicago.
Ho stands for progress and Is ono of
tho mon who hnvo helped mnko tho
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