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THIRTIETH YEAH, NO.
EXTRA DRY OEMS
Dunne -Harrison Democracy Meets in
a Popular Madison Street Saloon
and Froths at the Mouth
Denounces the Search and Seizure Act and Then
Hysterically Declares Itself for Free
Tbo drought has hit tbo Dunnc-Har-rlson
crowd amidships. At a regu
lar mooting In a woll known and pop
ular Madison strcot drinking placo
it was doclarod by tho Harrison
Dunno Democrats that tho search and
seizure net will bo a boost for tho
initlntivo and a referendum in tho
constitutional convention. In n fore
word to a platform it adopted tho
Harrlson-Dunno group remarked:
"Reactionary interests, it is appar
ent, aro intending to obtain control
of our constitutional convention.
Many petitions filed by both Ropull
can and Democratic candidates givo
riso to serious misgivings with rof
' erence to whether tho constitutional
convention -will bo progressive or re
actionary. "Tho initiative and referendum in
particular furnishes, tho only method
Tfy&J wiiicHf.we an'w'eHcuiuli'rV.Woiis
legislation. Tho provision jit ' laws
such as tho search and seizure nct.'Vc
cently passed by tho legislature t
lllinolR and signed by its governor,
furnish an illustration of tho neces
sity of an initiative and referondum
But, stnguarly enough, aftor taking
this bolated stand for boozo, which
was knocked silly by Dunno's women's
suffrago act, tho Dunne-Harrison
crowd ovokod a wondortul Interest
They forgot, If thoy wore over in
terested in tho subject, that tho city
already owns tho waterworks.
Tho plodgo which tho Dunno-Har-rlson
group will require Its candi
dates for convention delegates to
sign has four planks:
1. Plenary rights to bo granted
municipalities, "to acquire, by pur
chase, condemnation, orothorwlso, all
public utilities, such as waterworks,
eloctrlc light and power plants, heat
ing plants, traction systems, telephone
and tolograph plants, wharves, and
othor public utilities, and to oporato
tho same in tho public Interest."
2. Municipal dobt limitations shall
not apply to Indebtedness "Incurred
in tho acquisition or remunerative
3. Constitutional provisions "en
abling tho pooplo directly to Initiate
by petition and enact by popular voto
laws for tho state and by petition to
demand a referendum upon tho adop
tion or disapproval of any law passed
by tho legislature, and to onablo tho
pcoplo to nmond tho constitution ltsolf,
or any artlclo or clause thorcof, by
popular petition and voto thereon.
The signatures of 10 per cent of tho
legal voters of tho state shall mako
said potltlons valid and offectlvo."
4. Pull woman suffrago.
John M. Duffy a Strong Candi
date in the Twenty-First Dis
trict. Wm. H. Malone in the
Seventh. Carter Harrison May
Run in the Thirty-First.
John M. Duffy, tho well known law
yor and public spirited citizen, has
announced his candidacy for dologato
to tho constitutional convention from
the Twenty-first senatorial district.
Mr. Duffy Is splendidly qualified for
tho placo and If eloctod will prove
his usofulnesH to the pcoplo. Ho Is
honest and trustworthy and on all of
tho public issues of vital Importance
can be rolled upon to stand up for
tho rights of tho pcoplo.
Judge John M. O'Connor, who made
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n great record In the Appellate and Su
perior courts, would mako an Ideal
member of tho constitutional conven
tion. Mon llko Edward Osgood Drown,
tho great jurist and omlnont lawyer,
would bo of great sorvlco to tho peo
ple as a delegate to tho constitutional
W. II. Malono, chairman of tho
state board of equalization, has an
nounced that ho will run in tho Sov
onth district, whoro the Republican
organization is behind Amos C. Miller
and Frederic R. Do Young, a duo re
garded as ono of tho strongest slates
in tho county.
Reports wcro that among tho candi
dates likely to bo indorsed by tho
Harrlson-Dunno men aro: Henry M.
Ashton, Third district; Johr Traeger,
Fourth district; Frank Ragen, Fourth
district; William J Reach, Nineteenth,
district; Joseph Mclnorney, Twonty
Cartor H. Harrison was boomed for
delegato to tho constitutional conven
tion by roombors of tho Dunne-Harrison
group. Ho will bo askod to run
In tho Thirty-first district. It Is a
strong Republican soctor, but the
Harrison men assort tho bullet that
tho former mayor could bo elected,
Mr. Harrison, so far, has mot sug
gestions that ho run with expressions
II. II. Merrick, president of tho Chi
cago Association of Commerce, has
written an open letter to tho public
urging people In every community to
buy Chicago Band buttons at $10 a
year. "Our band platform," ho said,
"Is to bo a public forum whero sub
jects of interest will bo presented
to tho crowds nttractcd to tho Chi
cago Band." Tho band gives a public
concert almost every night.
Many Irish-Americans Are Anx
ious to See How Much Some of
the Fellows Who Have Made
Political Fame and Money Out
of Their Nationality Will Sub
scribe for the Cause.
From Their Past Records Some of
Them Who Are Rolling In Wealth
Gained from Political Preferment
Believe That It Is Better to Receive
Than to Give.
Now that the just causo of Ire
land Is appealing for funds to main
tain tho unequal fight to right a na
tion's wrongs, many people of Irish
blood ore watching for tho returns
to seo how much somo of tho profes
sional patriots aro going to givo up
for tho causo.
Whonover anything has beou started
for Ireland In tho past somo of thoso
men have boon tho first to start a
collection by passing tho hat, but
never by heading tho list.
Ono or two of thorn owo all that
thoy havo on earth, elthor In fame
or money to tho causo of sufforlng
They havo taken advantago of tho
wrongs endured by tho land of their
fathers to launch thomsolvos into tho
limelight and keop thomsolvos there
whilo thero was anything to bo mado
out of it for themselves.
Thoy havo loft to others tho burdon
of tho real work to bo dono and tho
furnishing of tho cash necessary to
flnanco tho patriotic movements.
And somo of them have accumu
lated big fortunes through clovor ma
nipulation of tholr alleged patriotism,
when combined with politics.
Somo of theso follows novcr ran
for olllco that thoy did not mako
money out or their candidacy win or
Tho checks (lowed Into thorn from
their admirers by tho bucket full.
It will bo intorostlng to noto how
FRED W. UPHAM,
Treasurer of the Republican National Committee and Leading Chlcngoan Who Is Working Hard to Bring Con
vention Here Next Year.
much theso ducks and somo others
like them will contribute to tho causo
to which thoy owo so much.
Somo of thoso follows could easily
afford to givo $25,000 as a starter to
Tho rank and file of Irlsh-Amorl-cans
always havo given and always
will givo generously for tho causo of
Tho professional patriots who havo
distinguished thomsolvos as tight
wads In the past will contlnuo to do
so In tho future unless all signs fail.
Frank A. West has beon appointed
by Mayor Thompson and confirmed
by tho city council as a mombor of
tho board of stationary onglnoors. A
hotter appolntmont could not havo
boon mado. Mr. 'VYcst, who served
with credit on tho stato board of
equalization is one of tho most popu
lar citizens of tbo north side.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
CHICAGO SATUBDAT, JULY
UPHAM A WINNER
National Republican Convention
for 1920 Likely to Be Brought
to Chicago by Committee He
Democrats Are Sanguine That the
Big Nominating Body for Their
Party Will Come Here Also.
Fred W. Upham, always In tho fore
front of every fight for J.I10 advance
ment of Chicago's Interests, is at the
head of tho movement to. bring tho
Republican national contention to
Chicago in 1920.
Mr. Upham Is treasurer of tho na
tional republican commlueo and his
Influcnco and popularity with the
members will do much ito win the
Roger C. Sullivan and?othcr lead
ing Democrats aro making a great
fight to get tho nationatj'Domocratlc
convention hero. '
Chicago has had seven Republican
and thrco Democratic conventions In
that time, while St. Louts has had
thrco Domocratlc and om Republican
gathering since 1880. No other city
has had moro than one. Chicago nlso
is tho only city whlchi entertained
both conventions In any one year.
Hero Is tho list:
1888 St. Louis.
1900 Kansas City.
1904 St. Louis.
1912 Baltimore. ;
191C St. Louis.
189C St. Louis.
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City Council Totes to Help South Water
Street Property Owners Make
More Rent Money
But Refuses to Put on the Ballot a Proposition
to Issue Bondi for More
South Water street landlords get
almost any rent thoy ask for their
property and havo to do no repairing.
The baro walls and floors aro all
there Is to much of this property and
all that Is necessary to rent It well.
Now tho pcoplo nro aBkcd to bond
tho city for $3,800,000 to lmprova
tho street to further advance tho
holdings of theso landlords.
You would think tho pcoplo woro
mado of money the way tho aldermen
voted to lay It out on Monday night.
Horo is tho way thoy ordorcd tho
Two million dollars for tho com
pletion of Michigan boulevard, $2,400,
000 for tho oxtonslon and Improve
ment of Western avonuo, $3,800,000
for South Water street. $5,400,0K
for Ogdou avonuo, $li,&00,000 for Ash
land avonuo, and $9,200,000 for Roboy
Then tho fight of tho council's two
sessions started. Aldorman Wood
hull asked that a bond Issuo of $4,000,
000 bo submitted for oxtonslon of
tho lighting system. Ho argued that
moro lights aro urgently nooded and
that by tho substitution of oloctrlc
Ity for gas and gasoline largo sums
could bo saved annually.
Alderman Kostnor said that It was
new matter and must bo referred
Entered as Second Claea M titter October 11, MM, a
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Aft af Mara
to tho flnanco committee. Alderman
McCormlck, who presented the first
resolution to tho council to Increase
tho city's bonding power, tho order
to prepuro plans for tho strcot Im
provements, and tho order for calling
n special election to submit the Is
sues to tho voters, also favored street
Others mado speeches anil Alrtor
man Kostner moved to tablo Alderman
Woodhull's motion to submit tho pro
posed $4,000,000 to tho voters. It
was tabled by a voto of 29 to 28, af
ter Alderman Toman declared: "You
will not add a nickel to tho plan com
mission's program, or I'll stump the
city to defeat all bond Issues this
Tho council unanimously adopted a
resolution of Aldorman Olson request
ing tho mayor to appoint a special
committeo to ascertain what munici
pal Improvements are contemplated
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uaeiroivieyeianu uincinnau, nu
L.OU18, uuiisns vjuy, ivna inner com
peting western cities.
Great Lakes Trust Bank Takes
in $3,023,467 on Opening
Tho Great Lakes Trust Company In
the Westminster building, South
Dearborn and West Monroo streets,
which opened Its doors on Tuesday,
received deposits of $3,023,407 on Its
tlrst duy of business. .1. Ogdcn Ai
mour made tho first deposit.
iiiu ureui iiiKUH iniHi nuiupuuy r
formally opened Its fine bank for bust-
ness on Tuesday and depositors from
tho solldcst pcoplo In Chicago flocked
In from tho opening to tho closing
hour. An Informal reception tendered
to tho public by tho olllcors and di
rectors of tho bank was hold In tho
banking quarters nt 110 South Dear
born street from 9 u. 111. until G o'clock
p. m. on Monday.
Tho bank starts with a paid-up cap
ital of $3,000,000, and a surplus of
Tho Great Lakes Trust Company
has mado application for membership
In tho federal reserve system and un
til Its membership Is approved It will
make clearings through tho Tort Dear
born Nutlonul Bank.
Harry II. Merrick, president of tho
Association of Commerce, Is president
of tho now institution, and many of
tho directors ore heads of largo In
dustrial nud commercial Interests in
the middle west.
A banquet of tho stockholders was
held at tho Hotel Shormnn Tuesday
night, celebrating the formal opening.
Following Is n list of tho ofllcors
and directors of tho now bank:
Harry II. Merrick, president, for
merly vico-prosldont Contral Trust
Company of Illinois.
JamoB C. Johnson, vico-presldent,
formorly vlco-presldent Citizens Na
tional Bank, Evansvlllo, Indiana.
John W. Thomos, vlco-presldent,
formorly vice-president Central TruBt
Company of Illinois.
Raymond R, Phelps, vice-president,
formorly Credit Department, First Na
Chas. C. Wilson, vico-prosldont and
cashier, formerly cashier Continental
and Commercial Trust & Savings
W. A. Nlcol, asst. cashior, formorly
with Chicago Savings Bank & Trust
E. L. Augustus, asst. cashier, for
merly with Citizens National Bank,
B. F. Afflock, prosldent Universal
Portland Cement Company Chicago.
F, L. Batcman, presldont Trans
continental Freight Company, Chi
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C. A. Blckctt, President, Bickott
Coal & Coko Company, Chicago.
William Buttcrworth, president
Dcoro Plow Company, Mollno.
Joseph Byflold, president Hotel
Sherman Company, Chicago.
A. A. Crano, vice-president First and
Security National Bank, Minneapolis,
Donald R. Cotton, Carncglo Steel
Company, St. Paul, Mlnnosota.
Joseph B. Edwards, prosldent Kel
logg Switchboard & Supply Co., Chi
cago. Samuel M. Hastings, president,
Computing Scalo Co. of Amorlca,
James C. Johnson, vlco-prcsldont.
Harry H. Merrick, presldont.
John S. Miller, attorney, Chlcngo.
H. H. Ogdcn, president First Na
tional Bank, Muskogco, Okla.
Otto E. Osthoff, vlco-presldent H.
M, .Bylleaby A Company, Chicago.
'John crPiddock, cashier Merchant!
& lllinblts National'' Dank, Pcoriu, 111.
Raymond tR. Pholps, vice-president.
David B. Pierscn, vlco-presldent
Stophons-Adamson Mfg. Co., Aurora.
Frank W. Renwick, vico-prosldont
Chicago Gravel Co., Chicago.
John F. Smulskl, president North
western TruBt & Savings Bank, Chi
cago. Louis M. Stumer, Stumer, Rosenthal
& Kcksteln, Chicago.
Goorgo H. Taylor, real cstato, Chi
cago. John W. Thomas, vico-prosldont.
L. M. Viles, president Tho Buda
ChaB. C. Wilson, vlco-presldent and
W. II. Yager, president Arms Palaco
Horso Car Company, Chlcngo.
Joseph I. Zook, treasuror Mont
gomery Word & Co., Chicago.
MAN ACTS PROMPT
LY AND WELL
Summons a Jury of Experts and
Men of Experience to Fix
Responsibility for the
Coroner Peter M. Hoffman acted
with his usual promptness when tho
frightful nlrship catastrophe at tho
Illinois Trust & Savings Bank was
presented to him. Ho summoned a
jury of tho ablest mechanical and en
gineering experts In tho city so that
tho responsibility for tho disaster
might bo llxcd upon tho propor
Bort J. Smyth of 3248 Evergreen
avenuo, tho bright and popular sou
of P. G. Smyth, tho well known writer
and genealogist, Is back from tho war
In Europo. Ho was In actlvo sen
Ico ucrosB tho wator for nearly two
years, going over with ono of tho first
units to reach Franco. Ills many
friends nro glad to sco him home
again safo and sound.
Edward J. Flaming, socrotnry of
Stnto Attorney Hoyno seven yoars,
will loavo tho prosecutor's olllco Au
gust 1 to take up a business career,
Mr, Hoyno announced yesterday. Ho
will ho Hucceoded by George T. Ken
noy, woll known and popular roportor
for tho Herald and Examiner.
Judgo Victor P. Arnold Is making
a flno record In tho juvenile court.
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