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Himrrt Sircand Clau Mtttor October
Offio at Chicago, Illinois, unotr Act
Law Establishing1 Juvenile Court in
Chicago, Responsible for the Present
Wave of Crime and Murder
Police Made Powerless by it
Up Youthful, Bank Stick
Tho law establishing a Juvcnllo
Court in Chlcngo in responsible for
nlno-tcnthfl of tho crime.
Mont of tho murders nnil all of tho
holdups nro committed by youths in
Thoso ruffians nro nil wards of the
And ot tho Feoblo Minded "reform
ers" who wcro responsible for Kb
Tho police forco Is powerless to
linndlo young criminals.
Tho Juvcnllo Court was established
'or their protection and thoy know it.
Tho bunkers and business men who
furnished money nnd wroto letters
favoring n Juvcnllo Court hero for
tho protection of young criminals
must feel proud of their work.
All ot the bnnk stlckups havo been
the work of Juvcnllo offenders.
BREAK THEM UP
Reform Organizations Working for
Profit Are Far Too Numerous in
Chicago for the City's Good
Backed by Scaly Lawyers They Skin the
Unfortunate and Torture Victims of
Divorce and Other Courts
Chicago Is Ailed with logal black
mallors. Most ot them oporato under tho
name of "reform."
Savo tho mark I
Tho originators of most of theso
Chicago reform ' organizations are
crooks long since past rodomption.
Whon thoy aro not nttncklng pub
lic men they nro attacking private
The dtvorco courts aro searched
by them to discover some now ave
nue to blackmail people on account
of tho misfortunes of somo of them.
Theso nro tho pooplo, male and
fomnl'o, who aro giving Chicago a
bad namo boforo tho world.
Most of thorn should bo In Joliet.
Many of them should bo In Jail.
In official quarters too many In-
dlgont lawyers nro so busy soarching
for moans to foathor tholr own nests
nt tho oxponso of human mlsory that
nothing neod bo hoped for In that
Greed, Graft and Got Thoro aro
tho mottoes ot our blackmailing re
formers. Itend tho list of "uplifting" organi
zations in tho directory and you will
have a faint Idon of what a hlvo tho
crooked reformers form In Chicago.
This town doosn't nood any "re
dooming." Chicago Is a glorious, pro
gressive, Industrious city. It Is not
tho rnt-holo, tho stench pot, tho
crlmo-lnfostod lair of llconso and sedi
tion that somo pooplo who llvo hero
try to paint it.
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179 W. Wathlngton St., Chicago, III.
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Tho reform llznrds nnd sob sisters
who support tho Juvcnllo Court with
their "moral" influence always get
busy when tho pollco arrest boys who
nro unusually bnd.
Unusunlly bad boys must bo pro
tected from pollco brutality.
Tho pollco recently rounded up a
gang of young rulllans who confessed
to committing twelvo murders nnd 1IG
holdups and robborlcs.
Every dny tho pollco station whero
this awful gnng of thieves and bloody
murderers nro confined is visited by
reformers who pester tho pollco to
death with warnings not to nbuse
thoso.. "boys" or treat them harshly.
The pcoplo nro sick and tired of
this rubicund rot and want tho Ju
vcnllo Court abolished.
And tho sooner tho hotter.
It Is not Sodom, nor yet Gomorrah.
It Is a city with credit In tho markets
of tho world; a city of churchos;
a city of spirit and pride; a city ot
honor and gallantry; a city ot blood
and Iron, of energy and limitless
courage and sacrifice when it is nec
essary to make war or pay for mak
Our town lms no red light district.
It Is freo of opon gambling. Its
streets know not tho heel-tap of tho
unfortunnto woman who lives a life
of expediency unloss, perchance, an
amateur wanders In from outsldo the
Uadly as wo need a zoning law and
Improved housing conditions, wo havo
nothing to comparo with tho cartoon
ist's and professional sociologist's tra
ditional Idea of tho "slum."
The one thing tho matter with this
town Is that It Is Infested with paid
knockers, Somo ot theso traducors
aro paid by busybodlos whoso sys
tems aro so full of theories about
how othor pooplo should bchavo that
thoy would oxplodo It thoy could not
work them off. And tho only way
thoy can work thorn off Is by harass
ing their follow man.
Othors nro paid by persons well
Intentloned, but totally Ignorant of
llfo as It Is lived by tho real, red
blooded human boings. This class
Is, perhaps tho most dangorous, bo
causo It is slncoro, and in Its nnrrow
tiU others are maintained la elab
orate oillces by lntorosts representing
great woalth, whoso principals could
not "get to first baso" If thoy came
out Into tho opon daylight and tried
to put ovor tholr solflsh schomo upon
tho public Undor tho cloak of "re
form" thoy work through tholr hired
tools more clorks, always mon of
porsonnl rospoctablltty, but not al
ways knowing what uso is being
mado behind tho scones ot tho bacon
thoy bring homo.
Now, Just a word concerning tho
eminent citizens whoso names often
nppear on tho letterheads of these
UNIVERSITY OF IIUNO'.S UBMRt
DEC 11 1919
to Grab Hold
knocking' so-called organizations,
which nro doing moro to injuro Chi
cago In tho oyes of tho outsldo world
than any other agencies. This nows
paper believes that most of thoso
gentlemen cnrelossly lend their
names to such "movements" without
knowing Just what tholr activities
consist of, nor whnt is their effect.
Thoy bcllovo thoy aru doing some
thing for tho city. They nro busy
men. Thoy write a chock onco a
year, nnd hopo it Is doing soma good.
Had thoy tho tlmo to Invostlgnto thoy
would withdraw tholr pntronago, kick
tho long-haired paid promoters out ot
tholr ofllces nnd decldo honcoforth to
do a llttlo thinking on tholr own ac
count as to what Is host for tho city
in which thoir lives and tholr monoy
Things havo como to a pass in
Chicago whore it ono family or one
man gets a personal grudge against a
public ofllclal or an institution ho
will ongago in an incessant campaign
of calumny, libel and mud-slinging
against tho town agnlnst tho wholo
3,000,000 ot us It ho bollovos in that
way ho can satisfy his personal ani
It is tlmo to call a halt. It is
tlmo for tho peoplo of Chicago them
selves to tako hold of their own city
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and drive into tho lake tho llttlo
handful of nasty calumlnators. It Is
tlmo wo Jerked out n fow of thoso
slanderous tonguos that aro everlast
ingly wagging to tlio detriment of our
city and our people.
It Is tlmo wo forced back Into tho
gullets of soma of tho traitors In our
midst iv portion ot tho poisonous
printer's Ink thoy havo been vomiting
for years upon tho best community
of its slzo that God over pormltted
to grow upon this earth.
It Is tlmo wo stilled the brazen
bells of hell by which a handful of
Judoses among us havo heralded to
tho world a shame that does not
Wo of Chicago aro not rotten
hearted. Our town Is not rotten. And
wo nro perfectly nblo to work out
our own destiny without tho nld of
n few llttlo gangs of secrottvo, sneak
ing, kept "reformers."
Hut it Is typical of tho mcannoss
which animates the llttlo cliques of
self-appointed guardians of tho
3,000,000 pcoplo who live In this
city. Tho "reformers" never havo
como out to bo counted, but a liberal
estimate is that thoro aro about 300
of them ono-hundredth of 1 per cent
of the population.
With their $8715,000 bond lesue for
enlargement now practically sub-
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H. H. MERRICK,
President of the Great Lakes Trust . Savings Bank, President of the Chi
cago Asoclatlon of Commerce and Booster of Chicago All the Time,
Who Heads Commission In Charge of Chicago Coal Situation.
scribed, members of tho Hamilton
club aro looking forward to tho im
mediate beginning of building opera
tions to extend the width of tholr
club houso by about ouo-thlrd and to
add llvo stories nbovo tho presont ten.
which will about doublo tho capacity
of tho building.
Many new facilities will bo added
with tho extension of tho building,
nnd tho ontlro Interior will bo romod
oled and roflnishod. Tho most oxclu
stvo fonturo ot tho rebuilt club will
bo a roof gardon shooting rnngo. Tho
Hnmlltonlans, who will claim thoy
will havo tho finest club houso In tho
city when they got through, say that
no othor club In Chicago hns yet In
augurated this featuro. Tho shooting
rnngo will bo Inclosed In such n man
ner ns to protect tho streets below
from falling bullets.
A now modorn gymnasium with nil
tho latest equipment will occupy tho
ontlro fifteenth floor.
Every Mail Brings to Tired Business
Men, Honest Citizens and Others,
Appeals from New Grafters
Every Conceivable Object Used as a Decoy
to Coax the Dollars from Good
While somo of tho reformers uro
tying tho hands of tho police nnd aid
ing the commission ot murder nnd
theft others nro busy robbing tho
public on their own hook. All thoy
need Is a letterhead nnd the names
of u fow "Doo's," "Leading Citizens"
or fugitives from Justice In other cities
to start their gnmo In Chlcngo. Every
mall brings an appeal for coin from
ono or tho othor of thoso borofuced
beggars and grafters.
Mon who never had u permanent
Job until Undo Sam guvo thorn a
commission In tho war uro at It nnd
so aro many othors who novor got
tired making monoy out of peoplo's
woes, Ono disgusted citizen whoso
namo wo suppross wroto to ono of
theso grafting organizations:
Dear Sir: I havo your letter re
questing a donation for what you con
sldor a vory worthy cause. I flatter
mysolf that I havo a spirit ot loyalty
unit gonoroslty. I havo contributed
to each and overy object that has
boon presented to mo, hut I certainly
havo to decline to holp this causo
for tho following roasons:
I havo been hold up, held down,
sandbagged, walked on, snt on, spat
on, rolled ovor, flattened out nnd
squeezed, first by tho United States
govornmont for tho federal war tax,
Enttrtd a 8en
Offlea at ChUaia,
tho excess prollts tax, tho Liberty
loan bonds, nnd tho bonds of matri
mony; In tho stnto of Illinois for
tho stnto tax, tho highway tax, tho
income tax, surtax, tho auto tax,
school tax, dog tax, cat tax, and syn
tax. I have boon held down to brass
tacks by every socloty and organiza
tion that the mind of man can Invent
to attract what you havo or may not
have, from tho Society of St. John
the Uaptlst, tho G. A. It., tho Women's
Roller Corps, tho Men's Relief, (he
stomach relief, the wifeless, tho bus
bandlcss, the childless, tho con
scienceless, tho Navy league, tho Del
glnn Rnby league, tho Red Cross, tho
Green Cross, tho doublo cross, nnd,
overy other cross of all colors, and by
tho Children's Home, the Dorcas so
cloty, tho various hospitals, Including
tho L.vlng-ln-Hospltnl, tho lylng-out
hospital, as well as somo other lying
My Income has decreased In vol
ume owing to government restric
tions nnd persecutions of properties
I am interested in. nnd because 1 will
not sell nil that I havo and go lo beg,
borrow, and steal, I havo been cussed
and discussed, boycotted, talked
about, lied to and about, held up, hung
up, robbed, and nearly ruined, and tho
only reason I um clinging to ltfo Is
my curiosity to see what In hell Is
coming next. Yours truly.
DOC REID NOT
Doc Holds His Job While Engi
neers' Department Is
Another batch of city hall cmployoH,
who havo scon from twenty to forty
years' service In tho Bureau of Engl
neerlng, nro facing tho loss of tholr
Job, due, they chnrge, to a political
"framoup." Twcnty-ono men em
ployed In this department must cither
resign or accept a domotlon because
of their failure to como up to stand
ard In physical examinations ordered
by City Englnoor P. S. Coombs and
conducted by Dr. Leo Stelner.
Sovoral of tho engineers havo an
nounced their determination not to ro
sign or accept demotion, thus an
nouncing their Intention to fight for
tholr Jobs. Coombs, who succeeded
John Erlcson, declared that ho would
havo no man In his dopnrtment who
wns tiot ablo to glvo a dollar's worth
of work for ovory dollar paid him In
wngos. Ho said politics had nothing
to do with tho clearing out of old
timers from tho buronu and said this
wns only tho start. forty moro old
tlmo employes nro scheduled to tako
a similar physical tost. Eloven, who
woro oxnmlnod wflli tho twenty-ono
who failed, succeeded In passing tho
WHALEN FOR SIXTH
Jamos M. Whnlon, tho popular young
Democratic lendor, Is holng urged by
his many friends to becomo a candi
date for Domocratlc commlttoomon
from tho Sixth ward. Ho will ho
electod If ho makes tho raco.
HAWKINS HEADS LIST
Uncle Sam Appoints Good Com
mittee of Leading Coal Men
to Handle Situation Here.
Undo Sam has seized all coal in
Chicago, divided tho city Into coal
districts and appointed tho following
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men to handle the situation In each
1. Loop. W. O. Hawkins of Rich
ards & Sons.
2. North Side. W. W. LIU of tho
Georgo Llll Coal Company.
3. Evnnston nnd Northern Suburbs.
C. V. Edlngor of Edlngor .t Co.,
I. South Side J. 11. McCnhoy of
John J. Dunn Company.
R. Western suburbs. C. C. Collins
of Dnrr & Collins of Onk Park.
C. West Side. M. I). riynn of Proc
tor & Flynn.
7. South of Elchty-sovcnth Street.
Potor Deck of tho Beck Lumber &
Coal Company of Hnrvov. Charles P.
Thompson of South Chicago, and M.
h. Kcig or tho Consumers Company.
The Labor Unions havo announced
a determination to drivo out tho Reds
from their membership, if tho Labor
Unions contlnuo to rnlso tho cost of
living arid pound tho llfo out ot tho
mlddlo man by unjust domnnds, which
piny Into tho hands of trust profiteers
thoy will make "Reds" out ot a ma
jority of tho Amorlcnn peoplo.
Chief Gnrrlty Is making n good rec
ord, nnd If every man on tho pollco
forco would do his duty ns tho mem
bers of tho "homlcldo squad" nro do
ing theirs, thero would ho no crime In
AutomoblllKts who flash tholr
"bright lights" In tho eyos of pedes
trians anil othor nutolRts causo most of
the auto accidents
Chicago hns ono chance. It dovoloped
ot bonstlng n now city directory next
year, something it hasn't boon nblo to
do slnco August, 1017. Negotiations aro
ponding for tho snlo of tho "rights" of
tho Lakosldo directory to R. L. Polk
Thoro Is a hot light ovor tho Repub
lican committeeship In tho 21st ward,
which bids fair to bo tho most bitter
In tho city, particularly If Edward R.
Lltsingcr decides (o becomo a Deneon
candidate. Tho man reported to havo
boon plckod by tho city hall forces Is
Charles E. Peaco, omyloyed in tho
corporation conusors olllco, a rosldcnt
of tho ward for many years. It was at
first thought that Eugono R. Plko, for
mer city comptroller, or A. Sheldon
Clark would bo picked. Now It is said
that Peaco has been chosen. Jnraos
V. Burns Is tho candldnto of tho Brun
Tho pollco commlttoo of thu city
council Is propnrlng a plan for tho
abandonment of llvo pollco stations
nnd tho partial abandonment of other
stations ho that tho command ot tho
proposed twonty-nlno stations will rost
In tho hands of fifteen pollco captains,
Stations which probably will ho com
bined nro tho Rogors Park and Sum
merdalo stations; Austin and Crngln
htntlons; West Chicago nvenuo and
Shnkcspearo avonuo stations; East
Chicago avonuo and North 'Hoisted
stroot stations, or tho North Ualstod
and tho Sholllold nvenuo station;
Town Hall and Roboy street stations;
Doorlng stntlon and tho Brighton Park
Ono entire floor of tho County
building Is glvon to a nonolllclal
organization dovoted to tho churning
of graft from unhappy poor pcoplo,
undor tho gulso of roform, Tho
county In tho monntlmo hns to pay
ront In other pnrts of tho town for
necessary public ofllcos.
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