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InMnil 8eond Clat Matter October 11. 1RM. at tha Poat
Olflo at Chicago, Illlnola, unaar Act of March 3. 1171.
Office of Publication,
179 W. Washington St., Chicago, III.
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Entered at Second Clata M titter October 11, 1M, at
Office at Chicago, Illlnola, under Act of Mara 9,
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CHICAGO SATURDAY, JS O VERIER 15, 191J).
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Political Leaders of Both Parties Are
Marshalling Their Forces for a Red
Hot Campaign Next Tear
Contest for National Delegates, Ward Committeemen
and County -Judgeship Will Start the
Only n few montliH moro nnd every
body will bo In tho midst of tlio great
political fight of 1020.
Political lenders aro busily engaged
right now in marshaling their forces,
mending their fences and getting into
tip-top slinpo In general for tho big
battlo for tho Jobs.
Starting with tho light for aider
manic seats comes tho scramblo for
ward committeemen and delegates to
tho national conventions.
Tho first test of strength will coma
in tho contest for County Judgo to
fill tho vacancy caused by tho death
of Judgo Thomas F. Scully.
Naturally lcadors of tho different
party factions are intensely Interest
ed In tho election for this ofllce. It is
tho big office politically, on account
of tho tremendous power invested In
tho County Judgo in regard to tho
That thoro will bo.omo 'rnnce
wlro-pulllng is nn easy prediction, and
that thcro will bo ono or moro sur
prises on tap, Judging from tho
amount of talk heard about town,
looks at this stago of tho gamo to bo
anothor suro thing.
Tho election for County Judgo will
bo held simultaneously with tho
spring election, nt which aldermen,
national dolcgatcs and ward com
mitteemen aro chosen and presiden
tial preferences aro expressed.
This much has boon decided by tho
various factions of tho political par
tlos sparring for an advantage In tho
selection of a county Judgo. Demo
cratic leaders hnvo decided tholr
chances will bo bettor in tho spring
than at tho national election In tho
With this decision, an ofllclal no
tico of tho exlstcnco of tho vacancy
by County Clerk Swoltzor and a spe
cial election call by Governor Lowden
may bo expected soon.
A national labor ticket will bo
nominated In Chicago noxt week.
John Fitzpatrick, prosldont of tha
Chicago Federation of Labor, an
nounces that tho convention will meet
here November 22,
"Wo expect 20,000 delegates," Mr.
Fitzpatrick announced. "Wo have
boon receiving thousands of creden
tials for tho last two weeks. Tho
party will taka In delegates from tho
Non-Partisan Leuguo, fnrmors' organ
izations, granger societies, national
nnd international, statu and local
HOW TO RUN
Now is tho tlmo to pick out your
cholco for alderman in your ward.
Ono nldormau will bo elected In
oach of tho present thlrty-llvo wards
for a torm of two years, to succeed
tho thlrty-flvo nldermon who woro
elected in April, 1018. Party prlnuirlos
iKfi abolished and thoro will bo no Re
publican, Democratic, Soclullst, or
Labor party candidates nominated as
such. Candidates may fllo tholr peti
tions, beginning Immediately, with
tho city clork. Tho last day for filing
will bo January 30.
Candidates must fllo petitions cur
rying tho numos of not less than 2
per cent nor moro than 5 por cent of
tho total voto caBt In tho respectlvo
wards for aldormon at tho April elec
tion In 1010. Thoro Is no "first placo"
Largest Weeklj' Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing
fight, as has boon usual. In each
ward, tho names of candidates nro ar
ranged In alphabetical order and with
out party or other designation. Kncli
candidate will hnvo his name at tho
head of tha list In an equal number
of precincts In tho wnrd with each
FOR SPECIAL SESSION
OF THE LEGISLATURE
Complications havo arisen over the
defeat of tho llfty-wnrd bill and
thcro Is strong talk that a special ses
sion of tho legislature may bo re
quired to unscramblo tho mess.
Ofllclally tho causo was put up to
Attorney Colin C. H. Fyffo by Chief
Clerk James F. Sullivan of tho board
of uliicllou coutmuuloiiors.- .Mr. Si'AU
van has asked for an immcdlato opin
ion on tho situation that has been
precipitated by tho adoption of tho
now primary law, tho now nonparti
san municipal election law, and tho
defeat of tho fifty-ward law.
STELK TO INVESTIGATE
RELEASE OF SPEEDERS
Judgo Stolk has started an Invcs-
L tigutiou over tho Influenco which
causes sumo spcedors to bo prosocutod
and somo released. "For a long tlmo
I'vo known thoro was hocus pocua
going on," said ho. "Now I wnnt to
know who determines which violators
shall bo tried and which shall go
froo." Tha Judgo was aroused when
one chauffeur complained that ho was
prosecuted and his partner, arrested
at tho samo timo, was frcod.
HARMONY IN THE
Tho Harding organization in tho
Second Ward has brought about ti
harmony pact with tho Oscar Da
Priest faction. Do Priest will bo fa
vored by tho Harding organization
for ono of tho dolegatos to tho na
tional convention, Congressman
Maddon will not bo opposed for ro
election, nnd Edward II, Wright,
Thompson nppolnteo in tho Corpora
tion Counsel's ofllco, will bo backed
for ward committeeman. Do Priest
is to support Aid. H. II. Jackson for
re-election noxt yenr, and Aid. L. n.
Anderson tho following year.
Tho deal also Includes support of
Adolbort Roborts and Wnrron P.
Douglas, colored representatives In
City Council May Tackle This
Job of House-Cleaning Next.
Thoro is much talk of an Investiga
tion of tho fire department by tho
city council. Many people think it
might do somo good.
KEEP THE STREETS
AND ALLEYS CLEAN
An outlay amounting to $215,500
was allowed by tho Council flnanco
commlttco to moot conditions caused
by contagious diseases and dirty
streets and alloys.
Tho committee authorized tho ox
pendituro of 177,500 from bond issuo
funds to equip tho now wing of tho
contagious disease hospital when
Health Commissioner Itobertson pre
sented figures to show that tho city
had thrco times as much scarlet fever
and dlphthorla In October of this yenr
ns during tho snmo month last year.
Tho committee put $138,000 nt thu
disposal of tho public works depart
ment to meet Insanitary street and
Treasurer of the
alley conditions. One-fourth of tho
sum will go toward keeping the gar
bage reduction plant In operation until
Jan. 1. It was to havo been closed
Monday. Tho remainder will bo used
to clean stioets and remove garbage
"Chlof Oarrlty asked for $101,000 to
pay for extra police oxpeuses during
tho race riots. Tho request wont to
tho commlttoo's staff for Investiga
tion. MAYOR FAVORS
Mayor Thompson announced, that
ho is heartily in favor of an ordlnanco
establishing residential and Industrial
zones in Chicago. Uo called atten
tion to a messngo to tho city council
In 1015 advocating tho passage of a
LAND G. 0. P.
All Indications point to Chicago
winning tho national Republican gath
ering of 1020.
Mcmbors of the Kcpubllcnn Nation
al Committee, after meeting at tho
Congress Hotel, sot December 10 ns
tho dnto of tho Washington meeting
to name tha convention clt.
Fred W. Uplinm, treasurer of tho
committee, nnd William Halo Thomp
son, National Committeeman from
Illinois, will head a largo delegation,
and they will leave no stono unturned
to land tho big prize for Chicago.
The Lowden for President Commit
tee has opened headquarters In tho
Congress Hotel, and it promises to be
a very busy spot from now on until
Secretary of Stnto L. L. Emmcrson,
chairman of tho I.owden general com
mittee, inndo tho following announce
ment: "With tho opening of tho headquar
ters nt tho Congress Hotel, tho active
work of tho I.owdcn-for-Prcstdcnt cam
paign commlttco begins. In tho soven
FRED W. UPHAM,
Republican National Committee, Who
Chicago Winning Na tlonal Convention.
months between now and the meeting
of tho Republican National Conven
tion wo shall oxert every effort to
bring to tho attention of tho Republi
cans of tho nation tho availability of
(low Lowdon for the nomination for
"Thoro Is no question about tho atti
tude of Illinois. Tlio meeting of tho
Illinois Ropubllcuu Editorial Associa
tion In Springfield Inst Friday, attend
ed by nearly 700 nowspapor publish
ers and by representatives of ovory
faction of tho Ropubllcuu party In Illi
nois, is HUlllclenl ovldonco of tho en
thusiastic support of tho Governor by
tho pooplo.of this stato. Evory ono
who attended that meotlng Is still
glowing with tho patriotic forvor
which characterized tho speeches of
"Our purposo, so fur as Illinois Is
concerned, tboroforo, will bo moroly
to mobilize and direct this sontlmont
In order that it may bo most offocttvo
in tho campaign In othor states,"
City's Greatness and Prosperity Depend
Largely Upon Outcome of Proposed
Improvements Indorsed by People
Mayor Thompson in Message to City Council Asfrs
Co-Operation in Carrying Out Vital
Projects and Propositions
Chicago's future greatness and pros
perity depend largely upon the suc
cessful culmination of the many big
propositions and vital projects now
Mayor William Halo Thompson In
a message to tho city council at Its
first meeting of the fall term called
upon the aldermen to give his ndmln-
Is Confident of
Istrntlon oariiost and sincere co-operation
in carrying out tho constructive
program now ready to begin.
Ho pointed out the welfare of tho
peoplo and tho city's future greatness
and prosperity will dopoud largely on
the outcome of pending mntters.
The constitutional convention which
meets January 0 to frame a now htato
constitution commands tho constant
and careful attention of ovory public
nlllclal, ho said, If tho rights and lib
erties of the peoplo nro to be prop
erly protected. Ho advised tho coun
cil to prepare a list of the city's needs
In tho form of constitutional changes
that they may lio considered by tho
"In my opinion, ono of the Important
concessions to bo asked for Is that
tho peoplo of Chicago bo given oxclu
slvo jurisdiction over nil public utili
ties within tho corporato confines of
Chicago," ho snld,
Tho $23,200,000 worth of bond Is
sues for six street Improvements ap
proved by the voters are a "mandate
to us to push forward the gigantic
projects," he added.
Ordinances for widening Western
avenue between (IStli and 107th streets,
and Randolph street between Sanga
mon street and Ogden avenue were
submitted by the board of local Im
provements and referred to the com
mittee on streets nnd alleys.
City planning and zoning should go
hand In hand, the mayor said, adding.
"Quito a number of your body, with
other oillelnls, have investigated zon
ing systems In other cities. With tho
Information nt band it should bjo prac
ticable and possible to apply without
undue delay the most advanced and
comprehensive plans to the needs of
Chicago In this Important regard."
Ills inesKngu closed with tho follow
ing: "I renew my appeals to tho peoplo
to Join hnnds In boosting Chicago.
Tho great Improvements decided upon
nnd under way, the equitable and In
telligent zoning of tho city, tho deslro
for better housing conditions, the 'own
your own home' Incentive nnd tho de
velopment of local transportation un
der the direct control of tho people
nro problems which should bo unfold
ed and cleared In u concerted nnd har
Chicago bankers aro going to do
their part to help reconstruct tho
stricken European countries, On
Tuesday thoy answered tho plea of
Holglum, Franco nnd Italy for long
term credits In the United States to
flnanco their reconstruction with u
pledge of support.
At u conference In tho Congress
Hotel with members of tho Inter
allied missions, lending Chicago finan
ciers adopted the following resolu
tion: "After hearing tho Information
given by representative bankers of
our allied Europeans, tho bankers of
Chicago horoby express their willing
ness to give support to such financial
measures ns may horenftor bo devel
oped for tho restoration of normal
conditions of trade and commerce and
to hasten tho return of normal finan
cial conditions In Europe
"They also oxpross tho hopo that,
taking Into consideration tho Intorest
of nil tho producers nnd exporters of
tho United Stntcs, tho government
will give Its moral support to help
solvo the present world problem."
Tho resolution was Introduced by
James H. Forgan, chairman of tho
clearing hoiiho of Chicago banks nnd
clmlrmon of tho First National Hank,
and wns seconded by John J. Mltcholl
of tho Illinois Trust & Savings P.nnk
,nnd tho Morchnnts I.onn & Trust
Company. Snmuol Insull proslded.
Chicago bankers attending tho con
foronco Included J. II. McDougnl. gov
ernor of tho Fedoral Resorvo Hank of
Chicago: 10. D. Ilulbort, Goorgo M.
Reynolds, James II. Forgnn, Gen
Charles O Dawes, M A. Traylor and
A. W. Harris.
NEED MOUSE NUMBERS
Over Half the Residences, Stores,
Apartment Buildings and Other
Structures in Chiccago Are
Tho casual observer cannot fall to
notlco that ono of tho crying ncods
of Chicago is street numbers on tho
Slnco tho passago or tho new stroot
car ordlnnnco, which provldos for
tho stopping of tho cars at ovon
numbered cornors only, tho nbsonce
of tho numbers is painfully notlco-
able, and much nnnoynnco is folt in
Letter carriers nnd otbors who hnvo
long suffered from this flagrant dis
regard of tho law requiring numbors
on ovory house, hnvo grown tired of
uttering complaints. No attention
was paid to thorn.
Wholo blocks all over Chicago nro
without numbors, nnd no ono In au
thority appears to enro about tho
NOBODY DRY WHEN
THIS IS FINISHED
Mayor Thompson Inst Friday turned
tho first spadeful of dirt In tho con
struction of tho connecting tunnel for
tho largest pumping station in tha
world, which tho city will build nt
West Forty-third and South Wood
Actual work on tho tunnel, which is
to hnvo u twelvo foot boro through
solid rock 140 feet underground, wns
begun at West Seventy-third and
South Wood streets, whoro it will
connect the southwest water supply
Tho now stntlon, which is to boar
tho mnyor's name, will cost $3,500,000
and will bo finished beforo tho ex
ecutive's term closes. In his speech,
inaugurating tho work, tho mayor
"Chicago Is now receiving 800,000,
000 gallons mora water por day than
any other city In tho world. I nm
glad to know that, for generous uso of
pure, fresh wnter moans cleanliness,
and cleanliness Is next to godliness.
"Chlcagnans receive doublo tho
qunntlty of water that Now York, Cin
cinnati, and Detroit do for n given
sum, four times that received by
Kansas City, and six times that of
Omaha and Sail Francisco.
"Tho station which this tunnel will
feed will havo n dally capacity
of 300,000,000 gallons, almost ono-thlrd
of tho city's dally needs."
Hero Is n taxpayers' calendar for
taxpayers compiled by County Clork
Robert M. Swoltzor.
In brief It Is ns follows:
.Inn. 2 General taxes bocomo duo.
March 11 All gonornl taxos and
special assessments paynblo to county
collector oxcopt Chicago special as
sessments. April 1 General taxos and special
assessments nro dollnquont nnd ad
vertised. Chicago special assess
ments ndvortlsod aftor Aug. 1.
May 1 Intorost nt 1 por cent added
to delinquent tnxes.
July torm Application for Judg
ment nnd ardor of salo of property of
July 1 Objections to Judgments In
Aug. 1 Tax salo of real ostuto bo
gins. Penalty for rodompUon tax snlos
may bo us high an G per cent, udded to
taxes or assessments each six months
nflcr solo. Property may bo ro
doomed nny tlmo within two yoars
aftor snlo at ofllco of county clork.
Edward A. Cudnhy stands foremost
among the men who havo holpod mnko
Chicago tho great city sho Is today.
Albort J. Hopkins, tho popular for
,mer 1'nited Stntes Senator, Is looked
upon by thousands of Illinois Repub
licans as the logical man to nominate
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