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HENRY F. DONOVAN, fJibr Mid Publiilier
Entered u SeitMiJ C1m Mutter October
11. Ut. at the loit oner tt Chlcwico, 1111
aoU, under Af -t JAtrch t, 1S7.
EST'R ISHED OCTOBER S, 1889
orrxvrnted Vi.drr the Lnw of ttllnole.
1'ounded br HKNltY F. UONOVAN.
Tha Chicago Eagle, a newtpaper
far all clataca of readers, It devoted
to Natjpnal, State and. Local POL
Ititii in the Diibllcation of Mu
nlclpaL State, County nd San
newt! .to comment
PUDIIC iitbi v Clean
or r-wunc inierri. rmancmi
mcrclal and political,
rtty. and jo tne
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1919.
BIG BANK REAL ESTATE DEAL.
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' CLIFFORD ARRICK,
Popular nnd Able Chief of the Publl city Department of the Chicago Tele
VOTE FOR THESE
New Laws for Chicago, of Which
Voters Should Approve At
the Polls in November.
An understanding lias been reached
whereby eventually the First National
Dank will acquire the building nnd alto
of the Fort Denrboin National Hani:
at Clark and Monroe streets for $1,
250,000, and the Fort Dearborn Na
tional will acquire the building and
leasehold of the Corn Exchange Na
tional Dank at La Salle and Adnms
streets for $:i,000,00u.
It Is understood formal contractu
soon will l)i j executed, although the
purchasers will not take actual pos
session of the properties until the
new building of the Noith American
Trust Company, which will bo u
union of tho Corn Exchange, Illinois
Trust and Savings, and Merchants
Loan and Trust banks, is completed. A
leasehold arrangement to run for sov
cral years is being considered.
The- Fort Dearborn Hank will real
bo a profit of $1,:;50,000 on the sule
and the Corn Exchange will huvo n
prolit of $700,000. It Is ostlmuted Corn
Exchange stockholders will rocelvo i
dividend of about .'10 per cent on the
$:!,00O,O0O capital stock beforo the re
cent Increase necessitated by tho
union of the three banks. This dividend
will result from prolit on tho salo of
tho building and excess assets not ef
fective In tho merger.
CENTRAL TRUST MAKES EDENS
Directors of tho Central Trust Com
pany of Illinois promoted William O.
Edons from assistant secretary to
vice-president for tho dopartmont of
Constantino Mammon was appoint
ed manager of tho GreoU-Itnllon de
partment; James G. Alexander, man
ager of tho bond department, and Ed
ward W. Jaeger, nhslstnnt manager.
Mr. Kdens Is one of tho best known
bankers in tho country, and has been
connected with tho Central Trust four
teen years. In addition to his banking
business ho has found tiino to take
an active pnrt In many Chicago civic
enterprises, tho most noteworthy of
which was his successful campaign ns
president of tho Illinois Highway Im
provement Association for a $GO,000,
000 good roads bond Issuo.
Tho conforonco committee of tho
various civic organizations of Chi
cago having In cliurge legislation fa
vored by tho different bodies has pre
pared n report showing tho results
of Its work at Springfield nnd an ex
planation of two laws that wero
passed and will bo voted on nt tho
election next November. Tho report
Is signed by Cornelius Lyndo, chair
man, and Joseph Cummins, secretary.
In speaking of legislatlvo action tho
"Of tho measures affecting tho Chi
cago city government which wero
urged upon tho general assembly of
Illinois at its rccont session by tho
conforonco committee of civic organ
izations, thrco havo been enacted Into
laws. They nro:
"1. Tho bill for tho nonpartisan
election of aldermen In Chicago. (Son
nto Bill 218.)
"2. Tho bill changing tho number
of wards In Chicago from thirty-five
to fifty, providing for fifty aldermen
Instead of seventy, all being elected
at tho same tlmo so as to reduce tho
number of elections. (Houso bill
"3. Tho hill to reduce tho number
of legal holidays by providing that
no primary day and no election day,
except tho regularly biennial election
In November, shall bo a legal holi
day. (Scnato bill 2110.)
"Whllo these measures constltuto
only a part of tho program of con
structive legislation for Chicago for
mulated by tho conforonco commltteo
for presentation to tho general as
sembly, thoy lopiosont progressive
stops of Importance. Tho act to to
duco tho number of holidays Is al
ready In full effect, without further
action by tho oloctorato, nnd honco
foith primary days nnd election days
oxcept for ono election day in No
vember every two yenrs will not bo
holidnys. Tho othor two measures
must bo approved by tho peoplo of
Chicago on a roforendum voto beforo
becoming oporntlvo. Thoy will bo
submitted to tho peoplo of Chicago
for approval or rejection at tho elec
tion of November 4 of this year, when
dolegntes to tho constitution conven
tion nro to bo chosen.
"The nonpartisan bill, as first Intro
duced nnd as passed by tho senate,
applied to tho mayor and nldermon
nnd to tho city clerk nnd city treas
urer so long as thoy should remain
elective. Tho bouse, boforo passing
tho bill, limited Its application to nl
"The bill to reduco tho number of
elections, ns passed, provldon for fifty
wnrds, ono alderman to a ward, tho
term of aldermen, beginning with
1023, to be two years or four years,
as tho peoplo may decide on a separ
nto referendum when voting on tho
adoption of tho act. Tho recall fea
ture has been eliminated.
"If tho act Is adopted this fall, al
dermen to bo elected next spring
1020 will be chosen from tho existing
wards, to servo for ono year terms.
In 1021 tho elections will bo for n
two yenr period from the new fifty
wards. Beginning with 1923, tho al
dermen will be elected for cither two
or four year terms, as may have been
decided by tho peoplo on a referen
dum vote. Tho act ns passed con
tinues tho city clerk and city treas
urer ns electlvo officials, their terms
to bo four years each, beginning with
PUBLIC SERVICE BUNK
The Tooth Extracting and Smoke
Consuming Department in the
City Hall Makes People
Why doesn t tho alleged city de
partment of Public Servlco get after
tha fraudulent weighing mnchlues,
with which tho city is infested?
Can you guess why It doesn't?
Thcro aro 102,0-11 of theso machines
scnttorctl nil over tho city on city
It Is safe to say that 100,000 of thorn
aro out of order most of tho tlmo.
Thoy yield an Immenso rovonuo, as
each patron Is obliged to givo up ono
cent for tho privilege of finding out
how much ho docs not woIgu.
Another fraud on tho public Is tho
counterfeit gum vending cent-in-tho
slot mnchino, which in tho majority of
cases, takes tho cent but yields no
Why Is It that tho City Department
of Public Sorvlco pormlts theso frauds
WANTS CENSUS TAKERS
Second District Supervisors
Looking for Men and Women
Wanted 2S3 men and women to act
as census takers.
Charles Steffel, recently appointed
supervisor over tho second district,
comprising Cook county, excluslvo of
Chicago, and Lako county, has tho
2Sr Jobs and wants that number of
compotent men and women to fill
thorn. Tho census taking will start
Jan. 2. The employment will bo from
two to four weeks in nccordanco with
tho length of tlmo tho task takos.
Tho pay will bo botwoon ?1 nnd $0 a
day. Applications enn bo placed with
Mr. Steffel at Cicero nnd tho Job ob
tained by successfully passing tho
Samuel B. Chase.
Ono of tho old-tlmo leaders of Chi
cago political llfo passed away when
Samuel B. Chaso died In Buftalo, N.
Y Monday. Mr. Chaso was north
town assessor from 1S7S to 1S92, and
recorder of deeds of Cook county
from 1S92 to 1890. Fow men onjoyod
more well deserved popularity. Mr.
Chase was born near Rochester, N. Y
In IS 1 1, and was In his 70th year when
ho died. Ho was brought to Illinois
when an Infnnt and was raised on a
farm near Naporvlllo. Du Pago county.
He enlisted in the I'nion army in tho
Civil War and fought through to tho
ond Ho was tho first commander ot
Wlnfleld Srott Hancock Pobt No. 528,
G A. II. Mr Chaso died at tho homo
of one of his sons, a well known citi
zen of Buffalo, N Y.
NAMED FUR JU
Following nro tho men named by
tho respective parties for Judgeships:
Superior court Judgo Guorin va
cancy: Republican William F. Struck
Democratic Judgo John M. O'Con
nor, Twenty-first ward.
Circuit court Judgo F. A. Smith va
cancy: Republican - Georgo Fred Rush,
Domorratlc Trancis X Buacb,
Twenty fifth ward
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DANGER IN CLASS-MINDED MAN
Gov. .1. P. Goodrich of Indiana, In
a iccent nddioss welcoming returned
world wnr service men, referring to
the steel strike said he believed mail
of tho strikers wero foreigners who
weic unacquainted with tho Amcrlcun
principles ot government.
"This Is n government of laws nnd
not of mm, or It Is not u government
ut all." ho said. "And we have to stand
for obedience to law nnd respect for
established Institutions. You nro not
going to eo the government toru
down by Impious hnnds, which have
done nothing to build It up. The Insti
tutions of our country are challenged
ns never before. The great danger
today Is tho cliiss-mlnded man. Ho
would tmhstitutu loyalty to n group to
loyalty to the nation.
"I bellevo In collective bargaining
and that men have the right to or
ganise to protect their Interests. Somo
of tlu'wo labor lenders, I believe, do
not represent the gient body of labor men. 1 do not bellevo that W. ',. Foster
nnd John Fltzpntrlek do, nnd I do not bellovo that they speak for the Intelligent
worklnginnii of today."
"If tl.ey win their light they will displace Samuel Gompers, whom 1 re
Miect highly, nnd take over the udmlnlstrntlon of tho American Federation of
Labor. I have no criticism for any men or group of men who seek to protect
the Interests of u class But I tin have some criticism of any men or set of
men who iintlertuke to set tho welfare of n group above tho welfaro of tho
INLAND CITIES COULD BE BOMBED
Chicago nnd other cities ns far In
land could be bombi'd nnd wrecked by
even two enemy aircraft launched from
warships -." miles off thu Atlantic
const, and the present coast defense
and aircraft service of tho United
States could not prevent It. That Is
what Brig. Gen. William Mitchell, di
rector of military aeronautics, told the
house military affairs committee re
cently. Graphic Indication of Mexican bor
der conditions was given by the wit
ness when bo said:
"There Is now on tho Mexican bor
der nn ellleleiit and effective force of
100 enmbttt planes with 300 In reserve
"The tinny has about -1,500 planes
that could be put to use, but about
one-third of these planes tiro foreign
made nnd there lire no extra parts for
repairs. .Some -KM) planes, mostly oh
Miletu and fit for training purposes
only nie being shipped homo fiom France." Tho general told of whut Is being
done for (he aerial defense of tho country by haying:
"The war department's reorganization p'lun destroys tho nlr service ns n
service and offers no Inducements for officers to remain permanently In It."
"Ahead the war department hits turned over to the const artillery tho
air defense of the country, giving It antiaircraft guns nnd some eombnt planes.
On August 1 the navy Issued orders by which uvlatlon has ceased to exist as
nn arm In the navy.
U. S. SHIPS TO CARRY U. S. EXPORTS
1 Minis are the controlling fnctor In
tho development of foreign trade. Bo
foro the wnr only 0.7 per cent ot our
total exports was carried In American
bottoms. It Is our hope, If our pro
gram Is completed, to have Milllclent
Rblps to move fiO per cent of our total
commerce In American bottoms, writes
IMwnrd K. Hurley, elmirninn U. S.
i-hlpplng board, In Pan-Pnclflc Maga
zine. Wo want to put tho best Amerlcnn
Initiative behind tho operution of tho
lleetj we want to get rid of red tnpo
and tho possibility of stagnation when
moving these ships to tho ports where
they will carry American trade. But u
very large part of tho task that con
fronts the nation can be made easy
and practicable If such organizations
as the National Foreign Trade council
will concentrate in n movement to urge
American mtmufiictiirers to study tho
export field. We hear u grent deal
theso days, about what Is going to happen to Amerlcnn business when Great
Britain and the other nations, supposed to havo certain advantages over us,
get Into full swing. We have heard such doleful predictions many times long
beforo the war.
After three months studying tho situation In Europe I hnvo not observed
any outstanding ntlvantngo which they have over us, either from n production
point of Mow, or a labor point of view, or from the ehurnctor of products
miinutiictmed. This Is true not merely of manufacturing, but with reference
even to shipbuilding. Hero wo find somo cloistered critics assorting that wo
will never be nhlo to compote with British shipping. Over In England you will
hear Kngllsh critics telling their government that Great Biltaln will nover bo
nblo to compote with us.
We needn't won.v niiii'h about flank movements from our foreign com
petitors. They will compete fairly. They understand now, better than ever
liet'oro. the o'.ll of unfair competition. Germany's commeiclal system renched
the point where It beenmo top heavy. It was hard to distinguish between
Gorman 's umiinerchil enterprises and Germany's government, and It Is'my
belief that combinations between governments and business nro almost ns
dangerous as combinations between church and btato."
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WOOD BLAMES I. W. W. FOR RIOTS
FRANCIS STUYVESANT PEABODY,
Popular Candidate for United States Senator.
In tin address In Chlcugn on tho
subject of "Tho Welfare of tho Nil
tlon," MttJ. Gen. Leonard Wood placed
nt the doors of tho I. W. W. tho ro
gpnnslblllt for the recent Omaha and
Chicago nice Hots. General Wood In
ilKeu-sliig tho Omaha disturbance
"Just otto ugeney was to blnmo for
all tliN th.it wits tho I. W. W. nnd Its
red flag, the soviet organization of
this couuti,1. These nie thu enemies
of tho American homo, their doctiines
lead only to niln.
"You luul your experience In Chi
cago wlih nn days of rioting. There
Is a serious warning hi e.nh of these
outbreaks. Tho vemed lies In your
own hands. Hidden among us Is the
enemy nl wis icudy to spring out.
"It Is the citizen's duty tnthi prob
ably unite than eer to vote at thu
elections to take r.'. Interest In UU
local iiiTiuis, to determine that decent
men tsltiill in- put Into I'llUe, It Is ensentltil that the women be allowed to Mite.
"V ut the Inlmri r to lime a pinper wage nnd to Uu coiufortubl) housed
und wd tut) accomplish those ililugb by orderly process."
DANA H. HOWARD,
Popular Stiperintcncnt of Publicity f or the Commonwealth Edison Co.
Avery Brundngo, tho well known
contractor, has dono and Is doing
much to mnko tho city beautiful. Tho
work dono by tho big company ho
heads is nlways reliable
Violinists all prnlso tho work of
Georgo A. Ostertog of C9 East Van
Huron street. Ho Is one of tho best
known violin manufacturers in the
James Scnla's Italian restaurant at
61 West Monroo stroot Is very pop
ular. Vote for Struckmnn for Superior
Judgo November I.
Judgo John Stclk of tho Municipal
Court is ono ot tho boat popular Jur
ists on tho bench. Ho Is fearloit
nblo and honest
Dixon C. Williams, tho well known
manufacturer, deserves woll at the
hands of tho Democratic party. He '
a rnrn londor.
James Scnla Is mooting with a great
success nnd fine pntronago in bia
New Italy restaurant on tho nocond
floor of CI West Monroo streot. It la
very popular with professional and
Joseph F. Haas has always mado
a good public rocord. Ho Is a man
of tho peoplo.
SAMUEL R. KAUFMAN,
Popular Precldent of the Congress H otel Company.
C. II. Bartholomno has been In busi
ness for 33 years as a tuner nnd re
potior of all kinds of plnnos and ovory
one praises his work. Ho is noted for
his ability as a ropairor of talking ma
chines. His place of business is nt
C9 East Van Huron streot.
Wllllnm F. Stiuckmnnn will mnko n
good Judgo of tho Superior Court.
C. E. Karstrom, tho woll known
manager of sales for tho Big Creek
Colliery Co., Is ono of tho most popu
lar mon in Chicago connected with
tho coal tiado.
William II. Wcsboy, tho city collec
tor, is ono of tho most popular of
Mayor Thompson's cabinet. Ho gives
satisfaction to tho public nnd Is tho
right man in tha right place.
II. II. Morrlck is ono ot tho leaders
In tho civic llfo of Chicago. As presi
dent of tho Association of Commerce
ho has dono groat work for tho city,
its present and futuro. Mr. Merrick
Is prosldont ot tho Groat Lakes Trust
Company, Chicago's now big bank,
which started In with a capital ot
$3,000,000, and a surplus of $600,000.
All of the stock was oversubscribed
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BENJAMIN F. RICHOLSON,
Popular Chicago Lawyer.