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ion, under Af -X March t, 1870
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bounded by UKMltV T DONOVAN.
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1919.
BIG BANK MERGER RATIFIED.
Stockholders of the Illinois Trust
nnd Savings bank and tho Mcrchnnts
Loan nnd Trust company nt n meet
ing formally ratified tho merger of
the two banks under the namo North
American Trust company. Tho physi
cal properties of the two bnnks, how.
ever, will not be combined until tho
new quarters are completed, In about
a year and a half. Mitchell will bo
chairman of the board of tho new
bank nnd Edmund D. Hulbcrt will he
Tho North American Trust com
pany will have a capital stock of $10,
000,000, and a surplus of approximate
ly J20.000.000. Its combined re
sources, on tho basis of thoso reported
by tho two component banks in tholr
Inst official statements, will bo $301,
600,000; nnd tho combined deposits
will aggregate $204,500,000.
In size .the bank will bo exceeded
horo only ty tho Continental and Com
mercial nnd First National bank
At a special meeting of tho stock
holders of tho Mcrchnnts Loan and
Trust company, nt which tho morgor
plan was ratified, an Increase in tho
capital stock from $3,000,000 to $5,
000,000 was authorized, tho $2,000,000
additional to ho sold to stockholders
nt par. Thus tho capital stocks of tho
Merchants Loan and Illinois Trust
will bo of equal amounts, facilitating
tho exchango for stock of tho now
trust company on n shnro for share
WASTE OF PUBLIC
MONEY RAISES TAXES
The wasting of countless millions
of dollars of the public money at this
time on schemes llko tho "Uoulovnrd"
link, Ogden avenue extension nnd
Western avenue nnd Itoboy street fads
is having a bad public effect.
Tho proposition to tax tho peoplo
of Chicago $3,800,000. for helping
South Water street lnndloids by
"beautifying" that stieot Is another
Tho whole thing is a dissatisfying
element that Is hard to understand
nnd tho bond propositions uro all In
favor of an exclusive class.
These so-called Improvements only
incrcaho tho high cost of living nnd
spur moro peoplo to living boyond
Vote against nil of tho bond Issues
Rents will go up enormously as a
result of this "plan" to enrich con
tractors by "beautlfjtng" pot districts.
Property owners do not know whoro
they aro gottlng off at.
Tax bills noxt January will ho
nbout nno-thlrd hlghor than last Jan
uary Martin O'Brien, head of tho tax
extension bureau, estimated, duo to
increased rates allowed various tax
ing bodies by tho Legislature.
An Idea of tho proportion of tho
increase was glvon by Mr O'Brien
"Take a North Side homo valued
at $0,000. Last year tho assessed
valuation was $2,000, tho tax rato
$C 21 nnd tho tax $124.20. This year
its assessed valuation l raised to
$3,000 and tho rato Is lowered to
approximately $5.25, but tho tax will
amount to $165."
Tho rates probably will not bo de
termined until November. Tho dis
tribution last jear was:
Sanitary district ...
Lincoln Park bonds
Ben J Short the popular lawyer,
would make a great Judgo.
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Popular Owner of The
Hakllos restaurants all over tho
city are noted for tho excellent ser
vice, fine food and madernto prices.
J. W. Deer, tho popular president
of tho American Sewer nnd Drnlnnge
Construction Co., at 281C N. Wash
tenaw nvonuc, is ono of tho progres
sive men of Chicago. Always Inter
ested In thn city's welfare, ho is a
booster of Its interests nnd Is always
at tho foro front of every movement
for bettering tho condition of his fol
Tho McAvoy Company Is manufac
turing a temperance drink that bids
fair to becomo very popular. It Is
called "Alpha" and Its strengthening
nnd invigorating qualities aro much
prnlBcd. Tho McAvoy company Is
also producing donlcohollzcd Malt
Marrow, which is universally popular.
James T. l'attcrson has established
a fine light beverage business with
headquarters nt 4C02 Wontworth ave
nue. Mr Patterson's concern manu
factures ginger nlc, pop, nnd n full
lino of soft drinks nnd also distrib
utes an excellent tablo water, called
John M. Duffy should bo elected to
tho Constitutional Convention In tho
P. J. Slhloy, tho popular proprietor
of Tho Fountain Pen Shop, nt 31
North Dearborn street, haB a host of
friends In tho business community.
Tho best peoplo in Chicago buy pons
from him and his customers nro al
ways boosting him.
Frank A. West has boon appointed
by Mayor Thompson nnd confirmed
by tho city council ns a niomher of
tho board of stationary onglneors. A
better appointment could not hnvo
beon rondo. Mr. Wost, who served
with credit on tho stnto board of
equalization Is ono of tho most popu
lar citizens of tho north side.
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Street Car Strike.
Fountain Pen Shop.
It is plcasuro to sco men llko John
M. Duffy seeking a scat In tho Con
stitutional Convention, Ho will servo
with honor to tho pooplo If elected
from tho Twenty-first district.
C. A. Dlckctt, tho well known and
highly respected president of tho
IJIckett Coal and Coko Company, al
though still n young man, has led n
very active Ufa and has been a po
tent flguro In tho business world for
mnny years. Whether as presldont
of tho Chicago Bearing Metal Com
pany, tho Blckctt Coal and Coko
Company, or ns n director of tho Fort
Dearborn National Bank, .ho Una won
tho high icgard of tho business public.
S. P. Mcsslngcr has done much for
Chicago in furnishing tho pooplo with
a line lot of first-class restaurants.
South Water strcot landlords get
almost any rent thoy ask for their
property nnd have to do no repnlrlng.
Tho baro walls and, floors aro all
thero Is to much of this proporty and
nil that Is necessary to rout It woll.
Now tho pooplo aro asked to bond
tho city for $3,800,000 to lmprovo
tho strcot to further advanco tho
holdings of these landlords.
You would think tho pooplo woro
rondo of monoy tho way tho aldermen
voted to lay It tout on Monday night.
Hero Is tho wuy thoy ordered tho
Two million dollars for tho com
pletion of Michigan boulevard, $2,100,
000 for tho oxtonslon and Improve
ment of Western nvonuo, $3,800,000
for South Water stroot. $G,400,0W
foi Ogden nvenuo, $5,800,000 for Ash
land nvenuo, nnd $9,200,000 for Itoboy
Frank Johnston, Jr., tho popular
Circuit Judgo, Is respected by all
classes Irrespective of party.
John W. Fowler, presldont of tho
solid nnd rcltnblo Contrnl Trust &
Savings Bank, is ono of tho leading
men of Chicago, Ho stands for prog
ress In our civic ltfo.
Hence no stock luoheis need apply for
continued propeiliy Is cloeil to him.
".Shun polltlex mid piilltleul join,"
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RANK OF GENERAL FOR PERSHING
Permanent ranks of genernl In the
regulnr army for ttenernl Pershing,
whoso portrait N given herewith, nnd
Oenernl Mnreh, chief of stuff, nnd per
innncnt ranks of tiihulrnl In the navy
for Rear Admit it I Sims nnd Admiral
Benson, chief of operations, nro asked
of congress by President Wilson. Tho
president's lnessiigo to congress fol
"I tnke the liberty of calling your
attention to a matter which I tun sure
Im nt the heart of the whole country,
nnd which I have bad very much In
mind throughout all thc-e months
when wo were tijlng to urrunge a
pence that would be worthy of the
spirit nnd achievement of the men who
won the victory In the Held and on the
"After mntttrii reflection, 1 enrnest
ly recommend that you give Uie punn
nent runic of general to John J. Per
shing and Peyton C. March, express
ing tho lnw In such u way us to give precedence to Oenernl Pershing; nnd that
you give the permanent tuuk of admiral to William S. Benson nnd William S.
LEGUIA AND REVOLUTION IN PERU
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blent lust May. As usual, both candidates claimed to bo elected. President
Pardo wuh iiialiitalulug the status quo while thu contest wns pending before the
Peruvian congress. Honor Augusto Legulu (portrait herewith), cnndlduto of
tho Independent party, claimed four-fifths of thu votes were cast for hliu.
President Pardo was ulleged to fiivorthu seating of Honor Asplllngu. who was
Honor Logulu's rival. Senor Legulu
PASHA WILL BE EXECUTED
Knver Piislm. whoso portrait Is
given herewith, Tnlunt Pasha and
DJcnrnl Pasha have been senteneed to
ileuth b. u Turkish courMiinrllul which
Investigated the eonduet of the Turk
Ish goeiniiient dining the wnr. lhiver
nnd Tuliuit wete atnong the leaders of
the Young Tin If x who lorood Sultan
Abdul llaiuld from the thioiie and gov
erned the empire through his Ignorant
and superstitious brother Mohammed.
Knver fancied hlniM-lf tin oriental
countei'pait of Napoleon, anil, pes
sesxed of ability nnd unseiuiiulousness,
lose, at the age of thirty-eight, to ho
minister of wnr, with the sultnn's
daughter the chief figure In his hureiii.
Tnlaat once a telegraph operator, be
came minister of the lutuior with
power oM'ii greater than tint of Haver.
It was he who thought out the policy
of the complete e.steniilnatlon of thu
Aimenliiu nice, mid It was his order
that caused the death of 1,000,000 Ar
menians KJeinal, nn Kgj pilau pi luce, incredibly rich and uiln, was their tool,
as was the xiiltau.
t ioo-e iiiiimiis u per I to iiiulvntlou
the mine klnits bv the (.Ion liililliiitlou
WANTS A JOB
n m i m m i . . .1 w)i
Bernard N. ("Bniney") Biuueli
wiiiiN ii Jiih. I'enci.', he U conlnecd,
has hutiNhlps no li terrllle thiiu wnr,
fin now Hint the war N oi'r he N
nuf of woik.
Mlllloimlni thounh livW,tiilliir of
(he ii'i'xdiiit both In Aiuei'i'ii mill Ihi
lope thiou'luiut the wur. nnd Intimate
ltxil('lllt( ill' I'llptlllld of IllllUstI In
nil pnrlM of ilie wnihl, Hie roim r
I'liiiliiiinn of tho war IndUHtrlei IihiihI
tinil lltiiiuelnl iiilM-er to the pe.u
coliferelicii l iieMMMheles- looklliL' foi
it sUuiitloii, Ami then1 me II tllt-utl Ii-
(Ine of til" iblef illlllftiltlfi Im Hii'
.Air. Ilnntih Iiiim rcfoiineil, he "tn"
For iiiiiny yimrn he wits n gambler
Ho publicly admitted It when be it
siimnioiK'd u- a wlliieux In the I'miiini
MMlllte "leak" Invextlpilloii. but lb"
weight of wnr nnd mtIoum buxlnexx
of life have reformed lilm. He never
ugiiln will be u gambler or dabble In
the uncertain nffiilrx of Wall street.
lturucli'H services. That gateway to
Is his second resolution.
Concerning the new revolution In
Peru, Senutor Shennun of Illinois hnd
this, among other things, to say In the
"Mr. President, I rend nmong tho
slgnntory nations to tho peace cove
nant, tho 112 original elect, tho nnnio
of Peru. At three o'clock- Inoppor
tune time, Indeed on tho morning of
the Fourth of July, 1011), .two regiments
of soldiers rushed In on tho palace of
thu president nt Limn, seized by force
Sonnr Don Jose Pardo, president of
Peru, ami Immediately conveyed him
to the penitentiary. I shall observe
with mild curiosity what our president
thinks of It. '
"Two soldiers and three, civilians
were killed. While tho slaughter was
fur from satisfactory for n coup d'etat
In btich u republic, the principle of self
determination of u freu peoplo Is felt
to be Hiillkiently vindicated.
"Peru had an election for prcsl-
countered with two regiments of soldiers."
FOR 25 YEARS
"The sens will not ho entirely clear
of dangerous floating mines for -'5
jours o come,"
This Is the news which the prlnco
of Monaco gives to the world. Besides
being ruler of almost the Miiullest prin
cipality In thu woi Id, his majesty Is
credited with nniilher distinction: Ho
Is one of the highest uiithorltles In the
science of ocenii ouriouts.
The prince of Monaco renssures
us, however, to the extent of saying
that after a few moro yours the chance
of n ship striking u floating mine will
bo, perhaps, one In fifty. Yet Unit
Spokesmen for the British navy
lay all the blame for this floating
nienaco upon the bonds of tho Ger
mans. Thoy dellberutely discarded a
standard device designed to render
contact mines harmless ufter n certain
elapsed time, says tho navy, with the
okiilt Unit overv neriiliin inliin nvnr
until It Is found nnd exploded or until
of tho sea thiouj.ii Its buuixs.
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PETER M. HOFFMAN
Able and Highly Respected Coroner Who Always Has the Public Interest
Kdwln H. Lnndon, presldont of tho
Standard FIro Escape Company Is
one of tho solid men of Chicago. Ills
company Is noted for tho reliability
of Its output.
Owen O'Mnlley, who mado a good
record nnd n host of friends ns Coun
ty Commissioner Is dovotlng all of
his tlmo to his popular nnd prosper
ous cigar store, opposite tho County
building nt 137 North Clark strcot.
Clayton F. Smith is a popular Dem
ocratic leader, whoso frlcndB predict
futuro honors for him.
Tho men who nro putting extra lo
cal taxes on the peoplo nro public
enemies. Tho peoplo hnvo burdens
enough to bear without putting np
their lust cent for fads.
Colonel August W. Miller, popular
clerk of tho Circuit Court Is making a
splondld public record.
Chief Mooney of tho city detcctlvo
bureau, is ono of tho nblost pollco
ofllclnls in tho United States.
Edward W. Everett, tho well known
Chicago lawyer, Is frequently men
tioned for Judicial honors, although
ho has novor indicated any doslro to
seek n position on tho bench. Mo is
vory populnr with all who know him
nnd his connections, professional and
othorwiso, nro all of that high class
which instills respect nnd confidence,
Thoro nro too many barnacles In
tho city hall.
County Itccordor Josoph F. Haas
is making a flno public record. Tho
peoplo aro satisfied with his official
Frank J. Hogan, tho woll known law
yer, and former flro uttornoy, would
make n splondld Judgo of tho munici
Piosldent notation; of tho county
board Is making a good record.
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FRANK JOHNSTON, JR.
Popular Judge of the Circuit Court.
Coroner Potor M. Hoffman Is al
ways alert In looking after tho in
terests of tho peoplo.
Leo Oppcnhclmor, vice-president of
tho famous Mcsslngcr lunch rooms,
is one of tho coming men of Chi
cago, Ho Is popular, ablo and pro
gressive. The Chicago Association of Com
merce is doing great work for Chi
cago. Itepcut tho rotten Civil Service lawn
nnd give tho soldier boys Jobs.
The city department of gas and elec
tricity nover was In hotter hands than
It Is now. William O. Keith, tho
commissioner, Is nn able, honest, and
E. W. Martin, ono of tho most pop
ulnr men In tho financial and business
world, Is Chicago manager for tho
big houso of Charles Stonoham &
Co., dealers in securities, with offices
at 178 West Jackson boulovard, and
branches In nine leading cities of tho
Michael Ready, tho popular presl
dont and treasurer of tho Ready &
Cullaghan Coal company, is ono of
tho most highly respected business
mon In Chicago. Ills company stands
high in tho coal trade.
John M. Duffy, tho woll known lnw
jor and public spirited cltizon, has
announced his candidacy for dologato
to tho constitutional convention from
tho Twonty-flrst senatorial district.
Mr. Duffy Is splondldly qualified for
tho placo and if olectod will provo
his usofulnoss to tho people. Ho is
honest nnd trustworthy nnd on all of
tho public Issues of vital importance
can bo rolled upon to stand up for
tho rights of tho pooplo.
Frank A. Johnson, gonornl sales-
manager of tho Qrcnnnn Cako Cor
poration, is ono of the most popular
nnd widenwako young mon in Chi
cago. Ho Is vory popular In polit
ical circles and mnny predict a big
public career for him.