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Enttrtd a Smi4 CU- Mttr October
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noli, under Ar t March I. 17,
ESni 1SHED OCTOBER 5, 1889
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SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1919.
Mayor William Halo Thompson Is
today one of tho most popular public
olllclaU In tho United States.
Ho keops close to tho people and he
has tho courage and ability to say and
do what ho thinks is right.
Domocrats and Republicans and men
of all parties respect and admire tho
mayor tho longer he Ib In olllco.
PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE IN-
TEREST IN CONSTITU.
Fear that a lack of Interest In tho
election of tho convention delegates
will result In giving tho convention
Into tho control of politicians was ex
pressed at a meeting of tho council
committee on constitutional conven
tion proposals. Speaker after speaker
etuphaslrcd tho Importanco ot wending
to Springfield men or tno nignosi tun
bor In tho community who will keep
In mind the city's Interest In tho
framing of the now basic law. It wns
pointed out that tho public generally
nppeared to be apathetic and It was
urged that n campaign bo raado to
arouso tho people to what Is going
Among those nt tho mooting wcro
Chief Justlco Harry Olson of tho Mu
nicipal court, Michael Zlmmor, presi
dent of the United Societies and war
den of tho county hospital; Judgo Or
rln N. Carter of the state Supreme
court. Dr. Graham Taylor of Chicago
Commons, County Commissioner Good
now, Edward R. Utslnger, member of
the board of rovlow; Frederick Rex,
municipal librarian: Henry G. 'andor,
John A. Mossor, I. S. Rothschild, Hon
ills J. Egan. chief bailiff of tho Munic
ipal court; tho Rev. A. J. Carey, K. J.
Davis, John R. Fergus, David W. Clark,
and Hcrbort P. Dlgolow, tho latter be-
!.. Ir.i.nat,irl I II llltOn labOr.
"The constitution miiBt bo general
and leave much work for the legisla
ture," said Judgo Carter. "It must
not aim to do what tho legislature Is
created for and It must not go into
detail. It must bo broad and so gen
eral In Its powers that It will bo pos
sible to look ahead more than flfteon
or twenty years."
Judgo Carter does not bollovo that
Chicago should havo a majority rep
resentation and favors tho present sys
tem of electing delegates. Ho favors
"home rule" for cities, but says that
tho question "how much" should bo
one of grave consideration. Tho
framers of tho constitution should
abovo all elso bo practical men, tie
NEAR BEER FREE
SODA WATER MUST PAY
The near-beer tmjoonkcopor Is go
ing to have a laugh on bis formor
business rival, tho Ice cream man.
Reforo July 1 saloonkeepers paid a
license fee of ?1,000 a year, whllo
soft drink dispensers paid nono
Tho council license committee do
elded It Is up to tho soft drink dealer
to shoulder tho burden of city ex
penses. On motion of Alderman A. J Ler
mak no license will bo Imposed on
dispensers of near-beer, while tee
cream dealers will bo lenulred to pay
from $r to $500, based on seating ca
pacity. Corporation Counsel Eltolson was
directed to prepare an ordinance.
Other licenses recommended by tho
Restaurants ami coffeo housos, $1 a
chair a year, but not less than $25.
Hotels. ?'-' a room a year.
Detectlvo agencies, fSOO a year.
Private detectlvo, $25 a year.
Tho committee also has sovoral
other new licenses under considera
tion to make up the $6,500,000 loss
suffered through tho closing of so-loons.
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THOMAS F. SCULLY,
Judge of the County Court and One of the Most Popular Officials In Chicago.
BE TAKEN OUT OF
Refusal of twenty-five Chicago
wholesale and retail dealers to pay tax
and duty amounting to $!) u gallon on
Imported champagno and other wines
held In bonded warehouses hero and
valued nt more than u quarter of it
million dollars will be followed by tho
exportation of the liquors, John R.
Ford, chief deputy collector of cus
Mnrki'tH nm miiiuht In South Amnr-
lea for tho wines by the denlors who
can escape payment of tho tax of
$0.10 a gallon mid duty of $2.00 by ex
portation. "The dealers pro anxious to export
tho liquor," stated Mr. Ford. "Whllo
Romo havo hope that tho United States
will bu wot for ti fow months beforo
the constitutional amendment becomes
opcrntlvo In January, they uro seeking
markets in tno event tiiu president
does not come to their rescue within
the next fow weeks."
Owners of 170,000 gallons of whisky,
tax paid, in freo warehouses, are less
fortunnte than tho Importers. Having
secured the tax tliu government is not
concerned with whnt disposition is
made of their liquors except to en
force tho law which prohibits sale, re
moval, or giving away tho liquor.
Tho deputy collector of customs
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forco hindrance to tho moving gamo
"rMilrnunniis who hnvo stored limior
In their basements against tho long
drought will havo to leavo it when
they move," ho stated. "It Is not only
u violation of tho law to remove tno
liquor from tho promises but tnklng
It over n public highway Is punlshablo
by lino and Imprisonment."
Give the Surface Lines AH of the
Gross Receipts from Fares.
Raise the Salaries of the Employe!
and Give the People Good Street
For years the city ot Chicago has
been taking 5G per cent of tho gross
receipts of tho Chicago Surface Linos.
Nothing has over boon dono with
this monoy which now nmounts to
over tlilrty-flvo millions of dollnrs.
Contractora and politicians wnnt to
build subwnya with it.
Subways aro no good except for
Thoy novor were any good nnd nev
er will bo any good for public use.
Chicago demands and should receive
better street car service.
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GEORGE B. HOLMES,
Who Is Making a Fine Record As Judge of the Municipal Court
are anxious to give better service but
havo not money enough to glvo It.
Now that conductors nnd motormon
are asking for moro pay.
Thoy nro entitled to It.
Hut tho surface lines cannot grant
their request without raising fares
from fi to 10 cents.
This puts the cost on tho long suf
Tho best way out of this dllomma
Is for the city to surrender Its sharo
of tho gross receipts to the surfaco
Then the salaries ot the employes
can be raised.
The service can ho Improved
Ami tho fare to the public will re
main ns It Ih B conts, Including uni
John C. Shaffer has retired as presi
dent and John J. Mitchell t no longer
chairman of the board of directors
of tho Parmeleo Company. Among
Ihoso Interested In tho reorganized
compony are J. Ogden Armour and
John R. Thompson. Charles A. Mc
culloch has been elected president to
succeed Mr. Shaffer. Mr. McCulloch
has been vice-president of tho com
pany and la also treusurer of tho John
R. Thompson Company. Ho hnH been
with tho Parmeleo organization for
eighteen years. Directors of tho re
organized company havo not boon se
The compnny Is to continue Its old
business of handling baggago and ot
carrying passengers to nnd from ho
tels nnd railroad stations, but Is to
ndopt up to ditto methods. Tho 125
horse drawn buses now In uso nro to
bo roplaced by 100 motor enrs of tho
lateBt pattern. The company now bos
700 horses, and 500 of these nro to bo
disposed of. Soma of tho remaining
horses will bo used In handling bag
gago, In which work thoy are to bo
allied by -I!) three-ton motor trucks.
Tho compnny was organized by
Frank Parmeleo and has boon doing
buslnoBs for 07 years, during which
tlmo Parmolee agents havo been on
almost every through paBscngor train
that has entered Chlcngo, giving out
baggago checks and nttondlng to tho
needs ot trnvolers.
Clean out tho barnaclos, Mayor
Thompson, and bronth easier In tho
Thousands ot Chicago soldier boys
need Jobs. Whnt's tho matter with
giving them places in tho City Hall.
Somo ot the barnacles havo been
thoro too long. They think tho city
belongs to them.
Donnls J. Kgnn is a Democratic
loader of forco, ability and popularity.
Henry S. Gravest Is forester of
the forest service, the bureau of the
deportment of agriculture which con
trols (he nntlonnt forest. Hills have
been Introduced In congress providing
for the repeal of the net of UK)." which
transferred the national forests from
the Interior department to the agri
cultural department. The nntloiml
forests were created out of the public
domain In 100.', nnd the forest service
wns established to apply to them the
principles of scientific lumbering nnd
grazing. It wns believed that the na
tional forests would soon become self
suppoitlng. The forest service now
gets an appropriation of nboiit $0,000,
000 u year mid Its deficit Is about
$2,000,000 n year.
The agricultural department has
been waging a campaign to get the
control of tho national, parks trans
ferred to It from the Interior depart
ment. The Intel lor department has
evidently counter-attacked. The national forests mid the national parks are
diametrically opposite In purpose the former being entirely commercial and
the latter entirely recreational
feet the time has cuine when women
national and International affairs.
IS IT MAINTENANCE OR INCOME?
Mrs. Howard II. Spauldlng, Jr..
formerly Miss Catherine Rurkcr. "the
$.10,000,000 heiress," through her for
mer guardian, James II. Forgan. has
brought suit against Julius F. Smle
tankn, collector of Internal revenue In
Chlcngo, for a refund of $ 1,4 i'J.117 paid
as Income tux and for $10,000 addi
tional. Tho suit dates back to 1010,
when tho Internal .revenue ollleo "by
duress" collected $1,472.3" from the
First TrustfMinil' Saving bank, which
holds In trust tho estute left by her
fnther. Mr. Forgan Is seeking the re
fund on tho ground that Mrs. Hpnuld
Ing does not dorlve nn Income from
her father's estnto until she becomes
twenty-six years old.
Tho trust fund stipulates. It Is as
serted that she bo pnld certain sums
as maintenance, and these sums, It Is
contended, cannot bo clased as In
come. Tlio income ot me esiaie, mu
bill recites, Is paid back Into the trust fund and becomes a part of the prin
cipal, and Is therefore not subject to Income- tux.
Tho additional $10,000 asked for Is for trouble and expense Incurred and
to cover rusts. Mrs. Hpnuldltig's father was John II. Rnrker, car manufactur
er of Michigan City, Ind.
PRINCE AAGE, COUSIN OF ROYALTY
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country mi this trip, lieMiailng only at great Industries, such ns our meat
dinners In Chicago. The.v also visited Great Lakes, hut they did not trlllo at
the zoo nor did they stay In daiice at tho Casino club.
From Chlcngo they went to Detroit nnd Washington. They havo also
ANNUAL OUTBREAK IN SENATE
The senate, ns In cnminltteo of
the whole, was considering dellelency
appropriations. Tho regular annual
outbreak of Indignation ner the prac
tice followed. It was denounced as
dangerous. Attention was called to
the fact that many f Hie states had
found It necessary to pass penal
statutes making It ;in offense for any
public olllclnl to expend one dollar In
excess of tho appropriation. There
upon Smoot of Utah said In part:
"Mr. I'reMdent, It Is the universal
custom of nil the departments, nnd
has been, to spend moro money than
tins been appropriated, and It will
never be stopped so long iih we pass
dellelency hills cover.ng every dollar
that they spend over and above the
amount which was authorized. I havo
been hero now nearly 17 years, nnd
every year It has been the same Iden
tical tains, only It Is growing every
yenr more nnd more, I think tho
time has ubout arrived now when wo should suy to every department, 'do
not spend one dollar more than Is authorized bv law.'"
Women must work together, says
Mrs. Lloyd George. Her views In
clude these points:
"During the war It was tho wom
en, working together, who bound up
the wounds of their soldiers who did
battle for them. Now wo nro nt pence,
hut there Is still many a rent to he
mended In our soolnl fabric, nnd war's
wntu and ravage yet to be repaired.
And women must still work together
In this labor of reconstruction.
"Rut If we uro then to go on and
build In the light of the new con
ceptions which, learned from war, we
lire embodying In our pence, then our
whole social fabric must bo renovated,
If not rewoven.
"There are Immense social prob
lems, and for us they can be met suc
cessfully only If we bring to bear on
them the llnest thought of the best
minds. Many of these questions are
nrlmurlly women's questions, and I
can and should piny a larger part In
Working In the Chicago stock
yards has one advantage. The per
son busily engaged In slicing up our
pets is sure to have his toll lightened
dully by distinguished visitors from
all over the world. Take tho other
day. Who do you think looked on us
one pig after another Joined bis nn
d'stors? None other than his Danish
highness, Prince Aage, cousin of the
king of Denmark. t
Royal persons visit this country
for different reasons; somo for po
litical purposes, some, perhaps, to re
lieve dull cure, and a few to keep an
eye on the great and growing Indus
tries of this free and glorious United
States of America.
That Is why Prince Aage drove
up. He and Cnpt. II. Stymer, In his
party, are studying tho military and
Industrial development during and
slnco the war. So the prlnco nnd the
captain havo skipped lightly over the
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JUDGE JOHN BARTON PAYNE,
Eminent Chicago Lawyer, Whom President Wilson Has Appointed on the
lCdwnrd W. Kvcrctt, tho well known
Chicago lawyer, Is frequently men
tioned for judicial honors, although
bo has novor Indicated any dcslro to
seek a position on the bench. He is
very popular with all who know him
and his connections, professional and
otherwise, aro nil of that high class
which instills respect nnd confidence.
There aro too many barnacles In
the city hall.
President Rolnberg of tho county
board Is mnklng a good record.
County Recorder Joseph F. Unas
Is making n flno public record. Tho
people ii to satisfied with his odlclal
Coroner Potor M. Hoffman Is al
ways alert In looking nftor the In
terests of tho people
Loo Oppenhclmor, vIcc-nYoBldent of
tho famous Messlngcr lunch rooms,
is ono of tho coming men of Chi
cago. Ho Is popular, ablo and pro
gressive. Tho Chicago Association of Com
morco Is doing great work for Chi
cago. C. A. Dlckctt, tho well known and
highly respected president of tho
Dlckctt Coal and Coke Company, al
though still a young man, has led a
vory nctlvo life and has been n po
tent figure In tho business world for
ninny years. Whother as president
ot the Chicago Denrlng Mctnl Com
pany, the Dlckctt Coal and Coko
Company, or as a director of tho Fort
Dearborn National Dank, ho has won
.tho high regard of tho business public.
S. P. Messlngor has dono much for
Chicago In furnishing tho peoplo with
a flno lot of first-class restaurants.
Owen O'.Mnlloy, who made a good
recorded a host of friends as Coun
ty Commissioner is dovotlng all of
hid tlmo to his popular and prosper
ous cigar store, opposlto the County
building at 137 North Clark streot.
Carl Latham Is making a good rec
ord as proBldont of tho Iroquois Club.
Otto Rice, tno popular socrotary and
managor of tho Quick Sorvlco Laun
dry Company would make a splendid
Wost Park commissioner. Ho is pub
llo spirited and popular, and has tho
good wishes ot his fellow citizens.
John W. Fowler, president of tho
solid and rollabla Central Trust &
Savings Rank, is ono ot tho loading
mon of Chicago, Ho stands for prog
ress In our civic life.
Tho Dels Pinno School is gaining in
popularity and its graduates aro noted
for thoir proficiency.
W. F. Cummlngs, tho well known
engineor and contractor, Iiob mado a
flno rocord. His work Is praised all
over tho country.
Harry R. Gibbonn la making a flno
rocord ns county troasuror.
William Lognor nlwayB served Chi
cago well. Ho was ono of tho best
Sanitary Trustees tho city over had.
Adam Ortselfen, ono ot the best ot
Chlcngo's City Treasurers, would
mnko a good Stnto Trcasuror.
Joseph F. Haas is making a splen
did rocord as rccordor ot deeds. His
offlco is conducted along linos that
givo great satisfaction to tho public.
Calvin F, Craig, thq ablo president
of tho Mechnnlcs & Traders Stato
Rank, doBorves great credit for tho
well desorved popularity of that big
West SIdo institution.
FIRE BUMS AND
LIGHTEN PAY ROLLS
Alderman Wallace urged beforo tho
council finance committee that depart
ment heads be required to rcduco
their staffs of employes to meet In
creased salary demands, rather than
"Taxpayers nro now forced to pay
almost double their formor lax bills
because of tho Increased rates re
cently voted by tho legislature," ho
said. "Naturally thoy expect addi
tional strcot cleaning, garbago and
ashes removals and other public serv
ice "If tho committee continues to al
low these demands without reducing
tho working forco all of tho clty'B
'revenue will ho used to pay salaries,
with nothing loft for giving tho pub
lic tho service it Is entitled to."
Tho council in asking the legisla
ture for a $2.35 tax rato Intended to
allow salary Increases to tho extent
ot $2,700,000. Tho legislature allowed
only a $2.15 rate. Dcsplto this, In
creases of more than $3,000,000 havo
been given and several hundred thou
sand dollars additional Increases aro
The nldcrmnn directed Commis
sioner of Public Works Francis to re
nrrango bis working schedulo to com
ply with Alderman Wallace's sugges
tion. Fearing that 'many groups of city
employes would submit additional de
mands for Increases this fall, tho com
mltteo decided, at the end of Its work,
not to reopen wago scales until tho.
1920 budget is propnrcd next January.
LUNCH ROUTE KICKERS
Former Red Hot Lunchers Ob
. ject to a Woman on the
Board of Local Im
provements. Rocuuso Mayor Thompson appointed
a woman, born and raised in Chicago,
and n property owner, on tho board of
local Improvements, a number ot dis
gruntled frce-Iuiichers nro on tho war
path against tho mayor. Ho will sur
vive. Those wloldera of long forks
In tho halcyon days of largo "schoon
ers" and freo sausages will havo to
learn that tho world movos.
At Monday's city council mooting
Mayor Thompson submitted a small
grist of belated appointments to tho
council. Tho council concurred In all
of thorn. Tho appointees uro:
William Rurkhurdt, who succeeds
himself as deputy commission of pub
William II. Wesby, city collector,
appointed to fill tho vacancy created
by tho roBlgnntlon of Charlos Fors
berg, now business managor of tho
Charles K. Todd, to succcod p. J.
Herbert as a member of tho board ot
Tho following woro appointed direct
ors of tho public library: Jamos J.
Heuly, Carl O. Dorotli, who succeed
themselves; Elliott W. Sproul, to suc
ceed Samuel Gcsslor, and R. J. Mc
Laughlin to succoed Edgar A. Jones,,
Dnvld W. Clarko and Oscar Wolfo
wero reappointed to tho board ot local
improvements and tho mayor appoint
ed Jrono Penso Mnntonya to succcod
William II. Hloncoo, whoso term baa
expired. Mrs. Mnntonya Is tho first
woman mombor of tho board ot local
Colonol August W. Mlllor, popular
cleric ot tho Circuit Court is making a
splendid publlo record.
Tho city dopartmont of gas and elec
tricity novor was in bottor handB than
It 1b now. William G. Kloth, tho
commissioner, Ih an ablo, honest, and
Chief Moonoy ot tho city detectlvo
bureau, Is ono of tho ablost police
olllclnls In tho United Statos.
Karl Mayer & Company
Service Shaving and
Telephone Central 2133
36 South State Street CHICAGO