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u totnd CUM MatUr OtUbM-
at Chteago, Illinois, unaar Act
CHICAGO WILL WIN
Fred W. Upham Again Chairman of the
Committee to Land the Republican
National Convention of 1920
His Efforts Should Be Strongly Backed Financially
to Secure the Big Prize for
Chicago Is going to ninko a groat
fight to land both of tho big National
Conventions for 1020.
Frod W. Uphnm, who has landed
four national conventions of tho Re
publican party for Chicago, Is again
chairman of tho commlttco that is
working hard to land tho prlzo tor this
Fred W. Upham heads a commit
teo which embraces all factions ot tho
Republican party and somo ot tho
leading men of tho city. Tho com
mlttco has for Its vico chairman, Col.
W. N. Pclouzo, tho mayor's brothor-In-law,
and for its secretary A. Shel
don Clark, close friend of tho mayor.
Hero it Is:
H. M. ByllesbyA. Sheldon Clark,
Rufus C. Dawes, John D. Drako, Evan
A. Evans, Marshall Field, Charlos
W. Folds, E. R. Graham, Edward
Hlnes, Samuel Insult, S. R. Kaufman,
D. F. Kelly, L. D. Kuppcnholmor, Wil
liam Wrlgloy, Jr., Charles V, Darrott,
Clifford ArricR, Llout.-Gov. J. G.
Oglesby, Major E. H. Williams, D.E.
Shannhan, John M. Glenn, Robert H.
McCormlck, Arthur Meokor, II. H.
Merrick, James A. Patton, W. N.
Polouzo, Goorgo F. Porter, George M.
Reynolds, Julius Roeonwald, J. Harry
Solz, Edwin W. Sims, Goorgo M.
Spanglor, Robort W. Stewart, D. E.
Sunny, Louis F. Swift, Thomas E.
Wilson, Stowart Spaulding, Seymour
Morris, W. E. Hull of Poorla, L. L.
Emmerson, Sprlngflold, and Charlos
Mr. Upham Is a tireless worker and
bis personal magnetism and oxecutlvo
ability aro great factors in tho fight,
but tho battlo cannot bo won without
financial guarantees, which tho Na
tional Commlttoo will require
It costs somothlng to tako caro of
a history making body liko a national
Figures prepared for Mr. Upham,
who for tho fifth succcsslvo tlmo is
serving as chairman of Chicago's com
mitteo, havo shown tho upward loap
Tho lowest bid on fixing up tho Coli
seum was $43,000, an Incroaso ot $20,
000, and ho figures that committee ex
penses, including enormous amounts
pf printing and ongravlng, will go up
$25,000 at least.
Furthormoro, Mr. Upham has con
ceived plans for increasing tho Coli
seum seating capacity by extension ot
tho north balcony. Chicago will bo
able to offor tho national commlttoo n
convention seating 13,400 porsons, ex
ceeded anything any city In tho coun
try could offor.
"In 1004, when Thcodoro Roosevelt
was nominated, wo had 8,700 scats In
tho Coliseum," said Mr. Upham last
night. "In 1016 wo had increased that
to 12,000. Now wo aro going to outdo
anything ovor accomplished in tho na
"We'll got tho convention. Wo havo
thirty-four committeemen absolutely
pledged to Chicago and expect eight
or ten more. Wo need only twenty
seven. Tho only objection to Chicago
is that It Is in tho state of Lowdon, n
presidential aspirant, and that objec
tion will bo swept asldo.
"They forgot that St. Louis, our ri
val, being at the southern end ot
Illinois as Chicago Is at tho northern,
Is Just as accessible to Illinois pcoplo.
"Furthormoro, Republicans havo
had a habit ot nominating Presidents
in their homo states. Lincoln was
nominated in Chicago and Hayes of
Ohio was nominated in Cincinnati," ho
Tho Upham special train, with its
cargo ot national commlttoomon, will
leave Chicago ovor tho Pennsylvania
Railroad Monday, Dec. 8, at 10:30
Tho Mayor's special will loavo In
Largest Week!)' Circulation Among
PtapU al Influence and Standing
11. IMt. at the Peat Oftlca of
ef March , 1l7f. 171 W. Washington
12 Per Year In Advance.
tho evening of tho samo day, so as to
arrlvo In Washington tho afternoon
boforo tho commlttoo mooting.
WOMEN TO TAKE
PART IN BIG
Election ot womon as delegates to
tho Republican and Democratic Na
tional Conventions is prcdictod as a
result ot an opinion handod down by
Attorney Goneral Drundago, who holds
that womon may bo chosen delogates
under tho 1010 primary law.
Mr. Drundago rulos that womon can
not voto for district dolcgatos, bocauso
of tho failuro ot tho women's suffrage
act of 1013 to specify convention dele
gates as olllces for which women may
Illinois thoroforo prevents womon
from voting for national convention
delogates on April 13, although they
may bo oloctcd as such, and thoy havo
tho unquestioned right to voto for
presidential electors noxt November.
Tho only condition that can chango
this will como through ratification of
tho woman suffrago amondmont to tho
federal constitution. If this Is ratified
by throe-fourths ot tho state boforo
April 13, women will participate in
tho spring primaries on a full and
equal basis with tho mon. t
Samuel Instill was honored by a din
ner given by the members of (ho Stato
Council of Dofonso ot Illinois last Fri
day at tho Congress Hotel and wob
presented with a gold and platinum
watch presented to him by Governor
Frank O. Lowdon in bonalf ot tho
Tho final mooting of tho Stato Coun
cil of Dotenso was held Friday after
noon in tho ofllco of Mr. Insult, who
wns chairman ot tho council.
Although tho law creating the coun
cil provided that tho oxponso ot tho
members would bo paid, no mombcr
ever prosontcd an oxponso account.
Tho council actually expended a llttlo
mora than $100,000 and after all bills
aro paid approximately $5,000 will be
returned to tho stato troasury. Asldo
from this, however, tho council han
dled a total of $447,046.51, of which
$306,146.51 woh profit from tho Lnko
Front War exposition and wns turned
over to tho national commlttco on
public Information at Washington.
Tho remainder, $141,500, was profit
from tho seed corn campaign and was
turned ovor to tho dopnrtment ot ag
riculture. Resides Mr. Insult, tho roombors of
tho council woro J, Ogdon Armour, D.
F. Harris, Dr. Frank Dilllngs, Mrs.
Rowen, John H. Harrison, Levy May
or, John G. Oglesby, Victor A. Olandor,
David E. Shanahan, John A. Spoor,
Fred W. Upham, Chnrles H. Wackor,
and John H. Walkor. Tho lato John
P. Hopkins served as socrotary until
his death on Oct. 13, 1018. Ho was
succeodod by Rogor C, Sullivan.
CITY HALL SOFT
SNAPS SNUFFED OUT
Twenty-eight city hall Job3, many
of them considered "soft snaps," will
probably bo legislated out ot exist
ence by tho city council. Among tho
positions Is that ot Mrs. Louise Ob
borno Rowo, commissioner ot public
A subcommittee ot tho council efll
cloncy commlttoo Monday recom
mended that tho ordlnanco creat
ine; tho twentv-oleli
Ot., Chicago, III.
tho positions aro vacant, owing to tho
failuro of tho city council to appro
priate for them. Mrs. Rowo, how
ever, still draws her salary by pro
curing a court Judgment for its pay
ment. Among tho twenty-eight Jobs aro
secretary of the flro department, com
missioner ot information and public-
Ity, doputy fire prevention engineer,
building department, engineer in
chargo; flro escape Inspector, two
architectural engineers, doputy com
missioner of public sorvlco, city for
ester, commissioner of track olova
tlon, city coal inspector, inspector of
electric motors, chief gas tester, and
secretary to tho board of examiners
Moro than $700,000 of tho $875,000
"groator Hamilton Club building
fund" has boon subscribed. Governor
Lowdon and Congressman William D.
McKlnloy each took $5,000 of tho
bonds, und other now subscribers In
cluded Secretary of Stuto Emmorson,
Stuto Treasurer Lon Small and Stato
Auditor Fred E. Sterling.
Edward A. Cudahy stands foromost
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
SATUBDAT, NOVEMBER 29, 1919.
ELECT COUNTY JUDGE
Democratic Leaders Will Duck
Possible Republican Landslide
in November by Electing
The next County Judgo will bo
elected in April, 1D20. Democratic
leadors havo decided, on this. A pos
slblo Republican landslide In Novem
ber will thus bo sidestepped.
At an informal conference of lead
ers it was agreed that tho democrats,
to havo any chanco ot winning, must
namo tho strongest talent available,
and it was decided that tho outlook
was not so discouraging for tho demo
crats as tho republicans would havo
them believe. It is possible that tho
candidates for state's attorney and
county Judgo will bo taken from the
John J. Coburn.
Judgo Georgo Korstcn.
Judgo Henry Horner.
Judgo M. L. McKlnlcy.
William H. Sexton.
Stnto Rcprcsentatlvo Michael I
Judgo Martin M. Grldloy.
Ambroso A. Worsley.
Judgo Charles A. McDonald.
While tho Sullivan democrats aro
roportcd as willing to support any
Harrison ipan for either stato's attor-
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FRANCI8 STUYVESANT PEADODY,
Popular Chleafloan, Leader In the Business World and Progressive Citi
zen, Who Will Be the Next United States Senator from Illinois.
noy or county Judgo, if ho appears to
bo tho best voto gettor, It is believed
that thoy will draw tho lino at Stato's
Attornoy Maclay Hoy no for re-election.
Hoyno, thoy hold, was responsi
ble for Mayor Thompson's ro-oloctlon
and cannot bo forgiven, it Is said.
A. Sheldon Clark, W. D. Mc-
Junkin and Chas. A. McCulloch
for Chicago Plan Commission.
Mayor Thompson appointed tho
following well known cltlzons on tho
Chicago Plnn Commission: Wm. D.
McJunkln, Charlos A. McCulloch, A.
Sheldon Clark, Frederick K, Durtlott,
LARRY DRV AGAIN
The Long-Legged Political Curio Whose
Term as Senator Expires Next Year
Wants the Governorship
Has Drunk Long and Deeply of Political
Refreshments and His Well Trained
Gullet Cries for More
Illinois' leading "dry" calls for
Larry Sherman, tho anti-fat U. S.
senator, whoso term expires next
year, is still politically thirsty.
Ho Is said to havo tho gall to en
tertain an ambition to becomo tho
republican candldato for governor In
Well, ho was always noted for his
And his narrow minded political
acts aro In kcoplng with
Ills death's head political vlsago.
It tho Ropubllcan party 1b in need
of tho sorvlces of tho Pall nearora'
Union it will attract and center tho
attention of tho members ot that
long-faced body by nominating Shor
man for governor.
Ho would hoad tho political funoral
of tho party with or without music,
und would bo tho principal attrac
tion. Sonntor Sherman has said, quite un
ofllclally, that ho doosn't caro to bo
a cnndldato for ro-oloctlon to tho sen
ate, with his torm expiring with tho
1020 oloctlon. Tho early campaign
for tho sonntorshlp has beon framed
upon tho theory that Sonator Shor-
Entered aa Saaand Claaa Matter Oeteber 11, MM, at
Offloa at Chteaga, IMnota, tt4ar AM at Mmm .
eliminates him as a gubernatorial pos
sibility. That Congressman McKlnloy in tho
Champaign district will bo a stnrtor
for senator Is now recognized us cer
tain. Tho contest for his seat from
tho Nineteenth district among tho Re
publican aspirants Is Just about ready
to break open.
Col. Frank L. Smith, member from
tho Oloomlngton district, Is all but an
announced cnndldato for governor,
and n field of likely starters for Con
gress in his placo will bo in the going.
Congressman Copley's namo has beon
repeatedly mentioned as a posslblo
candldato for tho Senate, hut tho lat
est roports from the Aurora district
aro that ho will go back to CongrcsB.
An appeal to manufacturers and
employers to show appreciation for
what has been dono for them by tho
soldlors and sailors, by assuming un
open attltudo toward tholr need for
employment, has been mado by Gov.
Lowdon. In a statement sotting asldo
Monday, December 1, as "Job Census
Day," tho Governor requests nil em
ployers to list with tho chambers of
commorco of tholr cltios, or with mu
nicipal executives, any vacancies that
could bo filled by service mon.
LAW TO CURB TICKET
An ordinance possessing two sets of
teeth, designed to prohibit tho Halo of
theater tlckots nt in ore than tho box
office price, and to provide tho city
with $10,000 mora in rovonuo a year,
was approved by u council subcom
mittee. Under tho proposal thcator ticket
agencies will bo licensed, paying a feo
of $500 a year. Aid. Cermak, chair
man of Judiciary Commlttoo, said that
nbout twenty ugenclcs will como un
dor tho proposed ordlnnncc.
IN NEW COURT
Decombor 1 Judgo Stolk, who has
presided in tho auto court ovor since
his transfer from tho Court of Do
mestic Relations, and who has been
tho terror of breackneck drivers, will
succeed Judgo Gummlll In tho Jury
and vagrancy court.
Theso and othor assignments woro
announced by Chiof Justlco Olson.
Judgo Dennis W. Sullivan will con
tinue In tho Morals Court until Jan.
1, when Judgo Stolk will replace him.
Judgo Sullivan may bo transferred
to ono of tho criminal branches,
where ho onco served ns an assistant
In tho Chicago districts nil of tho
sitting Ropubllcan members will bo
candidates again. Tho First district,
whoro trnublo was in sight for all con
cerned, scorns to havo ronched nit
agroomont whereby Congressman
Maddon will havo an unopposed ro
nomination. Congressman Mann will
havo no trouble In tho Second. Con
gressman Wilson, It Is understood,
has offected a combination that re
nominates him In tho Third, unless
tho country towiiB detormlno to
mnko a fight for Frodorlck R. Do
WHOLE UMBER 1571
dldnto In tho Sovonth, who may bo
former Aid. Mlchaolson. Congress
man Hrltten In tho Ninth probably
will havo to go through another pri
mary fight. In tho Tenth tho organ
ization will support Congressman
On tho Democratic sldo primary go
ing will bo comparatively easy for
Rnlnoy in the Fourth, Sabath In tho
Fifth, McAndrowH In tho Sixth, and
Gallagher in tho Eighth.
Tho Twenty-sixth ward Republican
organization Indorsed John C. Cannon,
present ward committeeman, for re
oloctlon. Tho city hall forces will sup
port Cily Collector W. H. Wcsbey.
CITY HALL ON WEST SIDE
Sovoral aldermen aro at work on n
plan for submitting n bond proposi
tion to tho voters to build u grout
City Hall on tho West Sldo.
Jailer Davlcs says that nlno-tonths
of tho mon In tho debtors' prison aro
thoro bocauso of hungry lawyers,
anxious to sqcczo tholr graft out of
Judgments ngulnst poor mon. Tho
plaintiffs havo to pay tho hoard, how
ever, which is hard on somo of tho
alleged lawyors, who disgrace tho
calling by resorting to this sort of
Ouo entire floor of tho County
building Is glvon to a nonofllclal
organization devoted to tho churning
ot grutt from unhappy poor peoplo,
under tho gulso of reform. Tbo
county in tho meantime has to pay
rent In other parts of tho town for
necessary public olllces.
Tho condition of tho Chicago Flro
Department is a dlBgrnco to tho city,
lu dlsclpllno, apparatus and moralo
It Is tho laughing stock of tho coun
try. Tho talk of sending women dele
gates to tho National political con
ventions suggests tho nnnoxatlon of
tho North Polo. It would bo a lino
placo to send somo of our funntlcnl
female roformora and keop them
thoro for keeps. Woman suffrage has
oucceeded in arousing hoiuo fool
ing among tho people, and tho dry
sonson It has brought on Is liable to
mnko It more unpopular
Whon ono big steam scow u block
long, and loaded with iron or stone
can keop two of our principal
bridges open for 24 hours It Is tlmo
to Inqulro whoro all thlB stuff about
Chicago being a modorn city comes
In ono way tho dofoat of tho fifty
ward plan was a blosslng In dlsgulso.
It keeps n long suffering public from
bolng disgraced for four long years by
aldornianlc Jayhawkers, who can now
bo dropped in tho gurbngo can at tho
end of two years.
Tho auto parking plnn in forco in
Chicago Is obsolete und tiresome.
Every other city has tho St. Louis
method of pnrklng cais, with tholr
nosos toward tho street, and on wldo
thoroughfares two abreast In tho mid
dlo of tho street.
Ono year fiom dato peoplo will bo
thanking God that tho presidential
olectlon Is ovor
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