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Ofltoa at Chicago, Illinois under Act
THIRTIETH YJiAB, NO.
NEW FIRE CHIEF
Mayor Thompson With His Usual Good
Sense and Foresight Is Taking His
Time About Naming One
First Assistant Buckley, Battalion Chiefs Eenyon
and Crapo and Acting Chief O'Connor
Are Talked Of
- Who will bo tho next flro marshal?
Mayor Thompson, with his usual
good Judgment and foresight, has boon
taking tho mattor qulotly and will
, make no mlstako when ho names a
man to fill tho position.
A number of good men aro tnlkcd
of, among thorn:
Edward J. Buckley, first assistant
Joseph L. Kcnyon, battalion chief.
James Crapo, battalion chief.
And tho acting Chief Thomas
, O'Connor, who is now filling tho Job
, as a hold-ovor nppointco, ponding tho
'3$" Bonding ofxtho nnmo of a flro marshal
jpk 'to tho city council for confirmation.
mR xuoiu 'in vviuuiiuy uiuiu ul icoo
ifliTU iur Buinu ucuun, uccuruing iu
yorbal and printed reports. Tho Chi
cago Journal on July 23 prlntod tho
following rather Interesting story:
l A ilnlmrntlnn of nHnlntnnt 1ri ttinr-
shuts and battalion chjsfl today 0Mllr
cd on Flro Mnruhal O'Connor of tho
city flro department and told h'lm flat
ly that John F. Cullorton, manager
of properties, was In roallty tho head
of tho dopartmont, and demanded that
his powers bo curbed. Thoytormcd
Cullorton tho czar of tho flro dopart
mont. Tho sosslon was n stormy ono and
charges and couutor chargos woro
hurled back and forth between tho
chief and tho dologatos. Tho men,
howovor, stood Arm and told tlio rea
sons for tholr assortlons.
The delegation consisted of Assist
ant Flro Marshals Edward Iluckloy,
J. McAullffo and Arthur Soyforllch,
representing tho assistant flro mar
shals, and Battalion Chief Frank Con
way, representing tho battalion chiefs,
nnd Battalion Chief Charles Persons
as a ropresontlvo of tho "floating bat
Tho members of tho delegation
claimed that ovorythlng in tho de
partment wont through Cullerton's
hands instond of tho chief's.
Thoy chargod that Cullorton issued
orders and signed tho chief's namo
to them, that ho slguod nil of tho
vouchors and when tho quostjon of tho
settlement of tho englncors' strlko
camo up Cullorton, and not Flro Mar-
' shal O'Connor, was tho man who did
Tho history of Cullorton's ontrnnco
in tho dopartmont was brought up.
It was shown that ho first entored ns
superintendent of machinery. Later
John Rodorlck was lot out of tho do
partmont, but was reinstated by n
court oid or. Soon a dopartmont or
dor cumo through abolishing Roder
ick's position, and Cullorton wns
Bhoved In tho position of manager of
Chief O'Connor said that if Cullor
ton signed orders and vouchors ho
did so with his sanction, but agreed
that no moro ordorH would bo Issued
from thq dopartmont that ho hlmsolf
1 did not sign.
IJo said that nny otlior order com
ing out of hla offlco need not bo
Tho mombora of tho dologatlon de
clared that Cullorton was reinstating
men who had been discharged from
This, thoy say, Is tondlng to .disrupt
tho mornlo of tho flro dopartmont.
Tho chief ropllod that tho men woro
being reinstated by court ordor, and
that ho was powerloss to combat It.
Tho clilofa and assistant marshals
doelarod that In some Instances thoy
woro short of apparatus and men and
that Cullorton had rofusod to give
Cullorton, whon lntorvlowed nnd
told of tho chargos, said that all ho
know was that ho was working eigh
teen hours out of twonty-four every
day. Ho added:
"If my work Is not llkod I shall;
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bo willing to resign publicly. I fool
llko a fifth whcol on a wagon of
roally no Importance.
"Yet, all tho tlmo I am working
ovortlmo nnd working hard for tho
Interest of tho dopartmont. I shall
step out rather than embarrass any
one. "When tho onglncors woro on strlko
I went to tholr headquarters and
mado a flght on their own floor. Tho
men from tho dopartmont, tho battal
ion chiefs and assistant marshals, did
not nmko an effort."
Tho dolcgatos said that during tho
firemen's strlko thoy had hold a moot
ing and Chief O'Connor had been
asked to attend. Cullorton had boon
sent, instead, thoy declared.
BIG TAX HUDDLE
x'Board of Review Summons Rep
resentative Men for Con
ference. Commlttcos representing n number
of civic organizations will bo called
into n conforenco by tho board of re
vlow to discuss tho muddle growing
out of tho Inw recently passed em
powering taxing bodlos to flx rovo
nuos on n basis of half of ono-thlrd
vnluatlon, Instead or n ono-thlrd, as
horotoforo. Thcso committees will
roprosont tho county and city, tho
Chicago Association of Commorco, tho
Commorclal club, tho Illinois Manu
facturers' association, tho City club,
tho Chicago Plan commission, tho
sanitary district, and othor organiza
tions, togcthor with mombora of tho
now Btata tax commission.
Tho situation has becomo serious
for tho bonrd of rovlow, upon which
devolves tho responsibility of spread
ing personality and real ostato taxa
tion. -As yot tho rates of taxation
for towns within tho limits of Cook
county hnvo not been determined.
Meantlmo, County Treasurer Gib
bons nnd his deputies aro forrotlng
out many thousands of tax dolln
quonta. Tho treasurer will turn ovor
theso accounts to tho stato's nttornoy
for. Circuit court collection whonovor
tho amounts excood $1,000, nnd for
lossor bills tho suits will bo prose
cuted in tho Municipal court.
Will Fight for Membership in
the Constitutional Conven
tion. Tho Socialist party of Illinois filed
petitions for dolcgatos to tho constitu
tional convention in n majority of tho
districts of Illinois with Secretary of
Stato Emmerson. Tho Socialists from
Chicago filing nrq, ns follows:
Second district Harry 10. Groon
wood, 215 South Throop strootj Ar
thur E. Smith, 2042 Lexington street.
Third district Josoph Dobnrborrl,
46G East Forty-first stroot; Charlos
Httllbock, 770 Enst Forty-flrst stroot.
Fifth district Fred W. Hack, 5483
Ellis nvonuoj Barnoy Borlyn, 6003
Sixth d " t Victor Koohlor, 1808
Byron si, ,c; Christian Motor, 4246
North Winchester avenuo.
Thlrty-flrst district Jphn Vogol,
3541 Wilton avonuo; Robort Norborg,
2445 Somlnnry avonuo.
Twenty-ninth district Oo or go
Schmidt, 1G3 West Chicago avonuo;
H. It. Horn, 1214 North Stato stroot.
Twonty-soventh district Ludwig
Millar, 1158 Jackson boulovnrdj Ed
ward J. Redmond, 38 North Elizabeth
Twenty-fifth district Carl Stroyor,
5332 Windsor avonuo; Karl F. M.
Sandborg, 2850 Loean boulevard'.
Twenty-third district James A.
Moisingor, 2640 HlrscU boulovard;
Knud Larson, 1542 North Artesian
Twcnty-flrst district Harry W.
Harris, C2G North Avers avenuo j
Thomas L. Slator, 648 North Leaming
Nineteenth district Mordccal Shut
mnn, 1632 South Trumbull nvonuo;
Honry E. Wlekwiro, 3331 Madison
Flftconth district Edwin II. Wio
man, 828 O'Nell stroot; William Lo
win, 1846 West Twontloth streot.
Thirteenth district Harry II. Wll
hon, 11332 Watt nvonuo; Josoph (la
Jeskl, 514 West 116th stroot.
Elovonth district Honry Gronlor,
G447 South May Btreot; B, O. Bosao,
5718 Wontworth avonuo.
WEBER WOULD MAKE
A USEFUL MINBER
OF THE CONVENTION
Goorgo Welsh Wobor, of 917 Efst
wood placo, ono of tho boBt knewn
and bost postod publicists of tho iay,
is a candldato for dologato to tho ;on
stltutlonal convention in tho Tlirty
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Os 8ATUKBAT, AUG UST
PEABODY FOR SENATOR
Tho cntullilacy of" Francis S. Pea
botly for tho ilomocrntlc nomlnnllon
for United States aonator la expected
to tako tangible form at n dinner to
bo given by tho democratic committee
of Dupage county nt tho Hotel Sher
man In this city, August hi.
Although Mr. Pcabody lives in Du
pnga county it Is understood that tho
Sullivan organization of Coolc county
stands ready to Indorse him. Thero
is continued talk of E. U. Shurtlcff as
ono of tho candidates against Con
gressman McKlnlcy for tho ropubllcnri
WORSLEY FOR JUDGE
Eminent Lawyer Talked of for
Harry P. Dolan Vacancy
on the Municipal Bench.
Ambroso A. Worsley, ono of tho
most popular and respected lawyers
In Chicago, Is talked of for tho va
cancy on tho Municipal bench, cre
ated by tho death of Judgo Harry P.
Mr. Worsley Is n resident of tho
Fourteenth ward, from which tho Into
Judgo Dolan balled, and is ono of tho
strongest and best liked Democratic
Icadors In tho ward. '
For years Mr. Worsley ha8 been a
WILLIAM HALE THOMPSON
Popular Mayor of Chicago.
vajued lieutenant of Roger C. Sulll
vi and Patrick A. Nash, tho Donio
emtio committeemen, nnd his sorvleos
tii tho party havo boon valuablo and
As n' high-class lawyer ho would
tdd dignity to tho bonch, and his
nomination by tho Domocrnts Is urged
by hundreds of friends,
BAWL FOR BALL
Charles B, Ball, former chief of tho
bureau of sanitary Inspection In tho
honlth department, took a furlough a
fow yoars ago and won to Franco,
whoro ho did good work. Dr. E. V.
Hill is now on Ball's old job, Ball Is
back nnd tho dopartmont hoads aro
calling loudly on him to tako chargo
of tho now bureau, Investigating tho
high cost of living nnd local food
aBBBBBBBBBBByiMBM t "''y 1
Mayor Thompson Tells the City Council
the Need of the Hour and
How to Get Them
Urges a Referendum Whereby the Public Can
Indorse Bonds With Which to Pay
Tho City Council on Tuesday voted
to authorlzo tho mayor to appoint
1,000 extra policemen until September
15, on account of present restless con
ditions. Mayor Thompson appeared beforo
tho Council police committee to tell
how tho pollco forco may bo Increased
Immediately and permanently with
2,000 oxtra patrolmon, dosplto asser
tions of mombors of tho flnaneo com
mlttea that no funds aro nvnllablo.
Tho mayor's plan, as ho explained
"At tho Inst election tho voters ap
proved tho Issuanco of scvornl mil
lions of dollars' worth of bonds to pay
judgmonts held by sovornl banks for
tho money thoy loaned last yoar for
increasing tho unlnrloa of pollco and
"Corporation Counsol Ettolson In
forms mo thoro Is nothing in tho
law to provent tho council from em
ploying oxtra patrolmon nt onco, but
If tho Council took such action tho
present appropriation of ?5,977,000
would bo oxhaustod this Fnll.
"It occurs to mo tho bottor thing
to do would bo to submit tho ques
tion to tho votors nt tho constitutional
convention delegates' primary Sop-
torabor 10 and ask thorn whother tho
Entered at Second Class Mctter October 11, IMt, h
Office at Chicago, flllnota, under Act ef Marafi WM.
appropriation bill shall bo Increased to
tnko enro of tho extra men. I
' "Tho Inw say tho bill cannot bo
amended after tho first six months of
tho year except by voto of tho peoplo
or, If tin emergency exists, by a four
fifth voto of tho council.
"If tho question carries, which I
think It will, my Idea Is to nsk tho
banks to wait a whllo with their Judg
ments and then uso part of that bond
nionoy for paying tho extra salaries.
Then, beforo next year, tho council
can devlso means of raising additional
rovenuo to tnko caro of tho extra ex
pense." Tho mayor advised tho council Mon
day to omploy 2,000 extra policemen,
but ho told tho committee It should
dectdo on tho number. It 1,000 nro
employed tho extra salaries per year
would amount to $1,440,000. After
thfco-'ycarfc'thls'-uniount- vould It
crenso annually to 1,800,000.
"In othor words, I bollovo I havo
shown you tho way," added tho may
or. "I don't want to unload n dllllcult
proposition on you, ns I know It Is a
hard nut to crack and involves a se
rious financial problem.
"I bollovo It Is a crying necessity
nnd Chicago hns been suffering
enough for n numbor of years. Tho
reputation of Chicago depends upon
it. Chicago's honor Is at sttiko no
less than the lives of hor citizens
and her proporty. Upon hucIi things
depends her phicn In tho roll of tho
nation's great eltlos."
Tho mayor said, contrary to Alder
man Rlcheit's claim that Chicago Is
policed as well per population as Now
York, that Chicago had ono patrol
man for each 819 Inhabitants, whllo
Now York has ono for each 553.
Tho additional pollco would com
prise mostly men who fought In thu
wnr, ho said, since the 200 ellglblo
for tho places and tho COO who hnvo
passed tho physical examination lmvo
seen service while, he added, In the
examination for moro men, soldiers
and othor llghtors would bo given
In nnswor to u question by Aldor
lmin Cormuk, Corporation Counsel Kt
telson said tho men could bo hired
nt once, nnd, in tho ovcut the propo
sition Is rejected by the votors, It It
Is submitted, tho employes could ob
tain tholr salaries by court judgmout.
Aldormnn Burns said It was Imper
ative oxtra mou bo usslguod to patrol
tho recent riot zono, oven nftor tho
present crisis has passed.
Sheriff Charles W. Potors desorvos
credit for tho great work ho did for
tho public during tho lato raco riots.
As usual ho did his duty quietly and
clllclontly, and without any great
Two deputy sheriffs woro assigned
by tho sheriff to socuro tho son lees
of evory nvallablo honorably dis
charged soldlor In Chicago.
"I want tho services of regulnr sol
dlors, who hnvo been lji action, who
can drill, and who know how to obey
ordors," Shorlff Potors said. "I'll uso
as many of them as I can got 10,000
of thorn If that many aio nvallablo."
"Tho pollco and tho mllltla havo
dono tholr work well," said Shorlff
Potors, "but It has como to a point
now whoro thoy need moro hoip than
"As tho principal peace officer of
Cook county It Is my duty to soo that
thoy rocolvo this holp. Right now la
tho critical tlmo for Chicago, and
something must bo dono if tho honor
nnd nnmo of Chicago Is to-bo kept
Ho waa lod to mako this movo, Shor
lff Potora said, aftor a dologatlon of
colored loadora had called on him
afiklng 1dm to lut. This dologatlon
consisted of Col. Franklin A. Donlaon,
Dr. L. IC. Williams, Dr. G. R. Bryant,
Dr. Morvin Bibb, tho Rov. A. J. Boll-
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ing, nnd Attnrnoy F. L. Bnrnctt. Ho
has been requested to tnko chargo
of tho situation also by financial nnd
commercial leaders of Chicago, Shor
lff Peters said.
"I havo been waiting to bo asked
by tho stato authorities to tako n
hand in thu sltuitlon," tin sheriff
said, "but no such request has come,
and thoreforo I hnvo decided to exert
my authority as chief poaco officer
of tho county nnd tnko chargo of my
own accord. I havo taken this stand
after a conferonco with State's At
torney Hoyno and Attorney Gonornl
Brundagc, both of whom assured mo
of their co-operation."
Deputy sheriffs havo been active in
tho riot arens, tho shorlff said, and
the ovidenco gathered by them will
bo turned over to tho state's attorney.
AND SHERIFF PETERS
To help cud rioting In Chlcngo tho
county board has voted special appro
priations of $50,000 to Stato'H Attor
ney Hoyno and $100,000 to Shorlff Pe
ters. This nctiou followed n confer
,enco between board membera and
londors In thu business life of tho city
nt which wero present, besides tho
commissioners, tho stnto'a nttornoy,
tho shorlff anil County Treasurer Gib
bons, John J. Mitchell, J. Harry Solz,
James A. Patten, James Simpson nnd
D. F. Kolly.
In tho resolution voting tho special
fund for tho blierlfi' tho commissioners
"Whereas, tho recent riots rondor
It necessary to mnko additional ap
propriations for tho exponso of tho
sheriff, thoroforo an omergoncy oxlsts,
nnd it Is hereby.
'Resolved, That tho sum of $100,000
bo nnd tho snmo Is hereby appropri
ated to defray tho noeessary expenses
of tho .herlff's offlco Incurred In tho
employment of special deputies to
prosorvo tho publlo ponoo."
Tho Civic Federation Issuod n bullo
tin urging cnudldutes for tho consti
tutional convention not to pledgo
thomselvos on proposals llkoly lo
como up. It asks thorn not to "foro
closo tholr Judgoment," and says "tho
only proper pledgo a candldato can
glvo Is that ho will do all In his powor
to pronioto tho wolfnro of tho peoplo."
"Having obsorved," says tho bulle
tin, "that In tho confusion of a cam
paign candidates for othor leglslattvn
positions at tlmoa havo been pro
valled upon to commit thmnsolvos In
ways that lator proved embarrassing,
wo tako tho liberty of calling your
attention to this practlco on tho part
of cortalu organizations and Inter
ests, and of warning you against such
"Wo bollovo tho purposo of tho con
vention la to modornlxo provisions of
tho constitution which havo bocomn
antiquated, preserving tho cohoronco
of tho Instrument, rognrdlosa of tho
amount of rovlslou that mny bo
deemed necossary. Wo do not sup
pose tho peoplo intended, In voting
for such n rovlston, that tho conven
tion should moot moroly to submit
back to tho votors nny or all chnngoH
which various small groups might do
main!." FOUNDED 1889
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