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Saeand Claia Mttr Octobar
Offtoa at Chicago, llllnola, unaar Act
County Treasurer's Action in Coughing
Up $400,000 of the People's Interest
Money Food for Thought
None of the Former Saloon Keepers or Assistant
Bar Tenders in His Office Were
Many of the former friends of
County Treasurer Hnrry It. aibbons
-vcro amused to lenrn that ho had
turned over $1:I8,1G2 In Interest
earned by the public on money paid
by the people to Gibbons for taxes.
Kffoits to Dud out how this hap
pened wcro futile.
Vnn Dyke, the former Hnlsted und
Wrlghtwood snloonkeopor, who Is tho
loading man In tho treasurer's olllce,
could not bo reached by telophono.
Nono of tho other cx-bnrtendors,
former booze dealers or barroom
waiters who till aibbons' olllce could
explain tho mutter.
Even tho men who nro ordered to
"draw one" when a taxpayer asks for
his bill were In lgnornnco of the
Tho" County Donrd was muyh
worked i'p o.oi V ! at -.:fftl it
A committee consisting of County
Commissioners D.inlel llyiin, chair
man of tho llnauco committee; Frank
J. Wilson and Joseph Carolan wan
appointed to consider tho report.
According to n now law tho county
trcusuror Is required to advertise for
public repository bids after Oct. 1.
County funds aro doposlted In many
different banks, earning 3 per cent as
a rule, though a fow of tho accounts
earn a fraction over :i per cent.
You can bet on that.
Stuto's Attorney Ilciyno takes great
Interest In tho county treasurer at
And no wonder.
Delinquent tax money to tho amount
of $750,000 has boon turned over to
tho county treasurer through tho ac
tivities ot Stato's Attorney Hoyno, nil
ot which has boon collected through
direct pressure and court action.
Sums ranging from $15 to tens' ot
thousands of dollars liuvo been paid
by corporations, ilrms and Individuals,
after having been on tho books for
About 1,000 suits wcro tiled in tho
Circuit and Municipal courts, and all
ot tho nccounts collected wero for
porsonnl property assessments. Many
suits nro still ponding.
Col. Henry F. Donovan, Editor
of The Chicago Eagle, One of
the Founders of the Club,
Elected an Honorary
Tho following letter explains Itself;
PRESS CLUB OF CHICAGO.
Chicago, Docombor 8, 1910.
Col. Honry F. Donovan,
170 WcBt Washington St.,
I havo tho honor to inform you Hint
on my motion, at today's members'
meeting of tho Press Club pt Chicago,
you woro elected on honorary mem
ber of tho club, a distinction that I
bollovo anyone could justly feol promt
This honor was conforred on you
bocauso of your long and faithful sup
port ot tho club, bocauso you aro ono
of tho fow surviving founders of tho
club seven altogether und bocauso
ot your standing in tho community as
n man and as n journalist. '
Engrossed resolutions to this effect
will bo prepared and sent to you with
tho compliments ot tho Fross Club of
Personally, I feol proud of tho part
Largest Weekly Circulation Anong
People of Infix mce and Standing
11. ISM. at tht Peat
Office of Publication,
179 W. Wathlngton St., Chicago, III.
of March S, 1171.
12 Per Year In Advance.
1 took In this proceeding and In honor
ing you tho club honored Itself.
Sincerely and always,
(Signed) CLYDE A. MOIUUSON,
Chairman, Recruiting Committee.
Following nro tho honorary mem
bers to dato:
Chauncey M. Depow
V. D. Katon
Win, M. Knox
Chas. E. Long
Cleorgo II. Howe
Mclvlllo E. Stone
W. S. Wnlkor
Geo. W. Wlggs
Henry V. Douovun
Ferdinand V. Peck
Joseph It. Dunlop
John d. Wlikle ""'
T. C. MacMlllan
John J. Fllun and
I'rof. Ellas Colbert.
Chicago has gono mad with reform.
Rut as evory reform means graft
and ovcry graft is nttached to a pub
lic pay loll tho pcoplo is getting sick
and tired of tho stuff.
Especially tho taxpaylng public.
Tho Domestic Relations gang.
Tho Morals Department.
Tho Social Servico boys.
And nil tho rest ot thorn dosorvo a
showing up that will rotlro them to
privnto lira and detach thorn from
tho tax eating propositions that many
bollovo thorn to bo.
WHY CHICAGO IS
LOSING ITS TREES
Tho roformers of Chicago nro ro
sponslblo for tho rapid dlsappenrnnco
of troos from tho city stroots. All
ot tho trees woro planted at tho per
sonal oxpenso ot householders. Tho
roformers had a city ordlnnnco passed
by tho City Council forbidding tho
planting of trcos without a permit
which tho cltizon would havo to go to
tho City Hall and pay for. Tho tree
ownor Is also prohibited by this ordl
nnnco from trimming or spraying his
troos without paying for n City Hall
pormlt. Honco In tho namo ot graft
and reform, city troos nro dying off. A
dofunct daily nowspapor that was de
voted to dolly reforms and that died
of ovorwork in this diroctlon was ro
sponsiblo for this outrageous ordi
nance on account of its influenco with
fooblo minded aldermon.
Search and Seizure People About
to Raid Prominent County
A caBo ot boozo Is consumed wookly
in tho ofllco of a vory prominent
That explains many ntraugo sights
soon by taxpnyors.
A search and seizure raid would
create a sensation.
ABOLISH THIS COURT
Tho law establishing a Juvenllo
Court in Chicago is responsible for
nlno-tontha ot tho crimo.
Most ot tho murders and all of tho
holdups aro committed by youths in
ThoBO ruffians aro all wards ot the
And ot the Fooblo Minded "reform
ers" who woro responsible for Its
Tho pollco forco is poworloss to
bundle young criminals.
Tho Juvenllo Court was established
for tholr protection and thoy know It.
Tho bankers and business men who
furnished money and wroto letters
favoring n Juvonllo Court hero for
the protection of young criminals
must feel proud ot their work.
All of tho bank stlckupB havo been
tho work ot juvenllo offondors.
Tho roform lizards and sob sisters
who support tho Juvonllo Court with
tholr "moral" Influonco always got
busy when tho pollco arrest boys who
aro unusually bad.
Unusually bad boys must bo pro
tected from pollco brutality,
Tho pollco recontly rounded up a
gang of young ruffians who confessed
to committing twolvo murders and 140
holdups and robborlos.
Evory day tho pollco station whero
this awful gang ot thioves and bloody
murderers aro confined is visited by
reformors who pastor tho pollco to
doath with warnings not to abuse
thoso "boys" or treat them harshly.
Tho peoplo aro sick and tired of
this rubicund rot and want tho Ju
vonllo Court abolished,
And tho sooner the bettor.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
SATTJKDAY, DEC EMllEB 13, 1911).
CHICAGO WINS THE RE
Chicago won the Hopubllcnn na
tional convention by a voto of -II to
0 In tho Republican national commit
tee. St.' I.ouls Rot tho other nlno
votes. At least four of that nlno
would havo been for Chicago had tho
Issue been close. The convention will
start Tuesday, Jtino 8.
William Wrlgloy, Jr, Chicago gum
manufacturer, Is to be head of a bu
reau of public Information for the Re
publican national committee during
the 1020 presidential campaign, ac
cording to word received from Wash
ington. Mr. Wrlgloy' Job will bo to boost
tho Republican candidate for presi
dent. Ho was recommended to the
Republican national committee by
Fred W. Uphnin as tho greatest
booster In Amerlcti. Mr. Wrlgloy used
to bo a progressive. '
, '.' rK."
BMHltBEjLU tCjBWWtjLwi til -V.JtaJi'Vfaa-V - Til 'ililHM
Who Collected $750,000 for the County Treasury to
Draw Interest On.
Tho county clerk's ofllco undor
Itobort M. Sweltzor bus novor known
a scandal. It Is clean, ofllclont and
Hobort K. Cantwoll, who Is ono of
tho ablest und most popular of Chi
cago lawyers, would innko a great
William II, Stuart, tho able nows
papor man, who for four years gave
goneral satisfaction as chlof clerk ot
tho olectlon commissioner's ofllco, Is
making many friends and now read
ors for Hearst's Chicago American.
Tho vory entertaining column pro
sided over by Mr. Stuart is enjoyed
Tho Cyco Medicine Company at 305
West Washington street Is mooting
with grout succoss In tho salo of their
great stomach romody Cyco Tonic.
Chicago Is Over Run With People in
Whom the Talent for Graft Is
And the Worst of It Is That Chicago and
What do you think of Cook county
and tho city of Chicago paying out
monoy to keep up "reform" grafters?
Chicago Is flllod with legal black
mailers. Most of them oporato undor tho
numo of "reform."
Save the mark!
Tho originators ot most ot theso
Chicago reform organizations aro
crooks long sinco past redemption.
When thoy aro not attacking pub
lic mon they nro attacking private
Tho dlvorco courts aro searched
by thorn to discover sorao now ave
nue to blackmail pooplo on account
ot tho mlstortunos of somo of thorn.
Theso aro the peoplo, malo and
femalo, who aro giving Chicago a
bad namo boforo tho world.
Most ot thorn should bo In Joltot.
Many ot thorn should bo in jail.
In official quarters too many in
dlgont lawyers nro so busy sourchlng
tor means to foather tholr own nests
at the oxponso of human misery that
nothing nood bo hopod tor in that
Creed, Graft and Qet Thoro are
Entered aa Second ctaaa Matter October 11,
Office at Chicago,
tho mottoes of our blackmailing re
formers. Itcad tho list of "uplifting" organi
zations in tho directory nnd you will
have a faint iden ot what a hlvo tho
crooked reformers form In Chicago.
This town doesn't nood any "re
dooming." Chicago is a glorious, pro
gressive, industrious city. It Is not
the rnt-holo, tho stench pot, tho
crimo-Infestcd lair of llconso and sorti
tion that somo pooplo who llvo hero
try to paint it.
It Is not Sodom, nor yot Gomorrah.
It is a city with credit In tho markets
ot tho world; a city ot churches;
a city of spirit and prido; a city ot
honor and gnlluntry; a city ot blood
and iron, of cnorgy and limitless
couros" i"jd sacrifice ivhon It It ntc
ctssary to niako war or pny for mak
Our town has no red light district.
It Is freo ot open gambling. Its
streets know not tho heel-tap of tho
unfortunnto woman who lives n llfo
ot expediency unless, porchnnco, nn
amateur wandors In from outside tho
Undly as wo need a zoning law and
improved housing conditions, wo havo
nothing to compnro with tho cartoon
ist's and professional sociologist's tra
ditional Idea of tho "slum."
The one thlnn tho matter with this
town Is that It Is Infested with paid
knockers. Somo ot thoso traducors
aro paid by busybodlcs whoso sys
tems nro no full of theories about
how other pcoplo should bchava that
thoy would oxplodo It thoy could not
work them oft. And tho only way
thoy can work thorn off is by harass
ing their follow man.
Othors aro paid by persons woll
lntentlonod, but totally ignorant ot
llfo ns It Is lived by tho real, red
blooded human bolngs. This class
Is, perhaps tho most dangerous, bo
causo it is sincoro, and in Its narrow
itlil others are maintalnod In elab
orate ofllccs by lntorosts representing
great wealth, whoso principals could
not "get to first base" If they enmo
out into tho opon dnyllght nnd tried
to put ovor their selfish schomo upon
tho public Under tho cloak of "re
form" thoy work through their hired
tools moro clerks, always mon of
personal rospoctablllty, but not al
ways knowing what uso Is bolng
mado behind tho scones ot tho bacon
thoy bring homo.
Now, Just a word concomlng tho
eminent cltlzons whoso names often
appoar on tho letterheads of thoso
knocking socallod organizations,
which aro doing moro to injure Chi
cago In tho oyes ot tho outsldo world
than any other agencies, This nows
papor bolloves that, most ot thoso
gontlomon carOlus&ly lend tholr
names to such "movomoilts" without
knowing Just what tholr nctlvitlos
conalst of, nor what is tholr effect.
Thoy bollovo thoy aro doing some
thing for tho city. Thoy nro busy
mon. Thoy writo a chock onco a
year, and hopo it is doing somo good.
Had thoy tho timo to invostigato thoy
would withdraw tholr pntronngo, kick
tho long-haired paid promotors out of
tholr ofllcos and docldo honcoforth to
do a little thinking on tholr own ac
count as to what is host tor tho city
in which tholr llvos and tholr monoy
Things havo como to a pass In
Chicago whoro it one family or one
man gots a porsonal grudgo against a
public official or an institution ho
will ongago In an incessant campaign
of calumny, libel and mud-slinging
against tho town against tho wholo
3,000,000 ot us if ho bolloves In that
way ho can satisfy his personal ani
mosities. It is timo to call a halt. It Is
timo for tho peoplo of Chicago thorn-
.selves to tako hold of their own city
and drivo Into tho lako tho littlo
handful of nasty calumlnators, It is
ttme wo jorkod out a fow ot these
slandnrous tonguos that aro ovorlast
ingly wagging to tho dotrtmont of our
I city and our pooplo.
It is timo wo forced back into tho
llllnola, under Art f M
WHOLE NUMBER 1573
gullets of somo of tho traitors in our
midst a portion of tho poisonous
prlntcr'n Ink thoy havo boon vomiting
for years upon tho best community
of Its slzo that God ovor permitted
to grow upon this earth.
It is time wo stilled tho brazen
bells of holl by which a handful ot
Judnscs among us havo horaldod to
tho world a shnmo that does not
Wo of Chicago aro not rotten
henrtcd. Our town Is not rotten. And
wo nro porfoctly able to work out
our own destiny without tho aid ot
n fow littlo gnngs of rocrotlvo, snonk
ing, kept "reformers."
Dut it Is typical of tho meanness
which animates tho littlo cliques ot
Ai) Mi.poI. ted guardians ot tho
3,0,000 pcoplo who livo in this
city. Tho "roformers" novor hnvo
como out to bo counted, but n libornl
ostlmnto is that thoro aro about 300
of thorn ono-hundredth ot 1 per cent
of tho population.
A long-longed ox-enptain of police,
who saved Ills monoy whllo on the
forco, never married, bought upnitmdnt
buildings, stocks and bonds, amassed
wealth and held the best pollco Job In
tho town for years without doing nny
pollco work, is drawing a big salary
by calling twleo a month for his
money In n big county olllce. This
long-legged tightwad also draws u big
pension from the city und Is doing
quite well, thank you. Nothing like
having a namesake, you know.
Ono of tho most talented callers for
v unearned coin in u big county ofllco is
' n tightwad former north sldo livery
stnblo keeper who Is vory rich and
who got his start by investing In real
estate with tho favorlto son of tho
defunct boorors' union. Inspection ot
tho payrolls might dlscloso other
overwoiked grafters of tho same
Uy a voto ot tho so-called Cullorton
ordinance. Mayor Tholnpson throw
tho ontlro question of "civilian rulo"
In tho llro department back Into tho
city council Monday.
Members of tho commltto on lire,
schools and civil sorvlco bolloved thoy
had settled tho question by dellnlng
tho duties of John !'. Cullorton, de
partmental mnnngor of properties,
who, tho assistant marshals and bat
talion chiefs declare, Is tho "civilian
chlof" of tho dopartmont.
Aid. Ulchort declared tho mayor's
voto wns actuated by tho assistant
marshals, who have taken a porsonnl
dlsliko lo Mr Otiltorloit Aid. Clark
sorved notlco on tho hiuyor that an
attempt would bo nmdo to pass tho
measure ovor his voto.
Aid. Adumowskl introduced n sorios
of nmendiiKints to tho truffle ordi
nances which would mako It unlawful
for a pedestrian to cross loop streets
oxcopt at stroot Intersections nnd
would mako pedostrians subject to tho
tralllo copper's whlstlo tho samo ns
An ordlnanco providing tor tho pay
of all monibors ot tho pollco depart
ment when off duty on account of 111
noss of solves or fnmily was passed,
and Aid. Woodhull asked tho pollco
committeo to rocommond that 100
horses bo purchased to bo used In
night patrol work In tho outlying dis
tricts. John II. Mack, tho chief ilnnntv
county clerk, Is n credit to County
Clerk Sweltzor and an ofllclont officer
of whom tho pooplo nro proud.
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