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Krtril (o Steend Claai MAttnr Octobar 11. 1BIW, at the Pott Office of Publication,
Offlo at Chicago, Illinois, unaer Act of March 3, 1171. 179 W, Washington St., Chlcaao, III.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Entered at Second Claia Mfctter October 11, tM, at Mho
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Aet ef Mart t, Wft.
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Will Hold the Convention of the Grand
Lodge of the United States
in Chicago Next Year
This Will Bring 250,000 Strangers to Town
and Will Create a Great
Chicago Is to have a celebration
distinctly Its own. It centers around
tho (irand Lodge convention of the
II. P. O. 13. to be held In tho city the
week of July C, 1910. Since a guth
erlng of 250,000 is bound to leave its
beneficial mark upon the city's busi
ness for months following. Chicago
tins, whether or not they nro mom
bora of tho fraternal older, nro the
gainers through Its forthcoming ac
tivities. Chicago's "1 Will" spirit Is
responsible for a plan that will mulct)
tho celebration doubly magnlllcent
and mutually beneficial.
A "buying week" will bo Inaugu
rated with the opening of tho conven
tion. Tho plans for this feature of tho
eelobiatloii luuliido every moi chant In
tho city. Every store and shop from
tho loop to tho farthest business dis
tricts will bo elaborately decorated
conforming to a city-wide scheme.
Every merchant's wares will bo listed
for tho Information of shoppers and
placed an lllo at loop Information bu
reaus which will bo established as
clearing bouses for convention activi
ties. Thcuo bureaus will bo manned
by nn army of volunteer workers
whoso dally task will bo to look after
tho ainusemeut, convenience and com
fort of tho city's visitors.
To add zest to convoutlon routine
a continuous entertainment program
Is planned. This will Include theaters
and open air shows, free public dune
Ing, sightseeing trips by nutomobllo
and lake boats and pageants to be
given on tho lake front. Tho much
heralded aero passenger service will
make Its Initial appearance with the
entrance of tho Elks and day and
evening trips over land and wator uro
Chicago's gain in nation-wide pub
licity through this novel plan Is Ines
timable. The gain in dollars and
cents, however, can bo estimated by
comparison with tho reports of cities
whoro former conventions hnvo been
hold. Comparing with Boston's bank
clearings for the mouth of the 11)18
Elks' convention, for Instanco, u con
servative estlmato of Chicago's in
crease would bo close to tho hundred
It Is stntod by George M. Spauglor,
head of tho Association of Commorco
Convontion Huronu, that tho project
is tho biggest feature for civic better
ment that the city will see during
tho coming year. It has tho unquall
lied endorsement of association mom
bors and II. H. Merrick, association
president, Is acting as treasurer of
tho executive commltteo that has boon
formed to launch preliminary work.
On this commltteo are prominent
Chicago Elks and representatives of
civic and commercial organizations.
Dr. Itobort A. Smith Is chairman of
tho oxocutlvo commltteo. A campaign
commltteo, hoadeil by Wllllum J. SI
nek, Esteemed Loading Knight of
Chicago Lodgo, No. -1, Is at work on
contributions to a fund sulllcleut to
enrry forward preparations ut once.
Other Hub-coniinltteoa are at work on
accommodations, publicity, music mid
entertainment, decoration, registration,
Largest Weekly Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing
82 Per Year In Advance.
parades. Members of the committees
Includo Justin McCarthy, Col. John
V. Cllnnln, Prank Herlng. Dr. 1). '..
Adams, 11. J. Mullaney, Webster H.
Itapp, James L. Dillon, A. C. Arnold,
Mark L. Solomon, John A. McCormlck,
W. II. Ilownn, A. D. Klscher, Willis J.
Huyburn and Dr W. E. lluehler.
"I firmly boliovo that Gov Lowdcn
will bo tho next Hepubllcan candidate
for president," said Fred W. Uplinm,
treasurer of tho Ropubllcun national
committee. The couv nllo. captured
for Chicago, Mr. Vphuni Is now con
tcrlug all of his energy on tho l.owdcn
campaign, and hli close relations to
Hepubllcan leaders till over tho coun
try Is expected to be a great asset to
the l.owden committee.
"Gen. Wood has slipped terrifically
and I think moro than ever that Low
den Is to bo the nominee," said Mr.
rpham. "Tho big leaders of tho party
fool that way, despite tho fact that
tho Wood people appear to liavo lots
of money to spond.
"flow Ixiwilcn made tremendous
gains at tho loundup of tho national
commltteo In Washington. This was
chiefly because tho sentiment in the
southern and southwestern states
which was lining up for Con. Wood
changed completely to a program of
uuinstructed delegations from those
"Sentiment In tho east Is vory
strong for (low Coolldgo of Massa
chusetts for second place. Almost
without excoption tho Coolldgo mon
look to the west to furnish the head
of tho ticket and they think that Low
den Is tho typo of a business man
that pleases them most. During the
time I was In Washington and Now
York I talked with most of tho Re
publican loaders and I found thorn
vory friendly toward I.owdon. His
chances nro getting brighter overy
TO SELL MORE
The sanitary district decided to ml
vortlso for sale more than $2,000,000
In bonds of tho city of Chicago, which
had been turned over to tho district
by tho city to sottlo Its ilobt. Tho
district has already sold $3,000,000 of
Tho trustees ulso passed a rule,
presented by Trusteo l'nullin, requir
ing that changes In omploymont bo
printed In the ofllclal proceedings.
"That will glvo overy one n chance
to know what is going on," ho ex
plained. STEFFEN PRE
DICTS END OF DE
Alderman Walter I'. Steffon, chair
man of tho police committee of tho
city council, says that tho approval of
proposed reforms by tho city admin
istration will put an oiitl to tho do
tectlvo huronu, ollmlnato live stations,
which lmvo been lnbolod unnecessary
by tho aldermen, dollnltoly fix respon
sibility for crimo conditions In tho
districts throughout tho city nml will
place approximately 1,000 more police
men' on tho streets In uniform.
"Our first consideration In drafting
this ordinance," said Aid, Guornsoy,
"was to put moro mon in uniform on
tho streots. Wo nro moro desirous to
provent crlmo than to catch criminals
after tho crimes huvo been committed.
Tlio police department, It It protects
the public from criminals, is of more
sorvlco to the city than n department
that uIIowh or is unnblo to provent
crime and then tries to equalize
things by catching the criminals.
"Tho members of tho sub-committee,
who havo drawn up this ordl-
nnnco, nro of tho opinion that If tho
ordinance is adopted by tho city coun
cil and Its moasuros conscientiously
put into effect by tho gonoral superin
tendents of police It will bring about
tho following rosults:
"Moro definitely fix tho responsibil
ity for conditions upon thoso In au
thority. "Reduce to a minimum tho numbor
of high salaried police olllcials.
"Ellmlnato u largo Item of expense
In Investmout and overhead, by aban
doning useless stations.
"Muko overy mombor of tho forco
from captain down famllluriza hlmsolf
with tho work to which ho Is nssigned
by taking a courso of Instruction,
which will also make him proficient
in tho usa of a rovolvor.
"Crento a buroau of nilsalng por
sons, "Add to each precinct thirty moro
mon nvallublo for patrol duty."
SVTUKDAY, DKCtiMllEll 127, li)li.
A ROTTEN LOCATION
Public Wonders Why the New
Chicago Post Office Should Be
Located on Canal Street.
Tho putillo generally Is wondering
why tho "planners" have located the
now Chlewjo post ofileo on Canal
Htrt'et only accessible by tho Penn
sylvania and Northwestern railroads
and wholly Inaccessible to Chlcogo
people. Without reference to neigh
Ikii hood real estate owners It In hard
to hoo who is pleased with this "plan."
Tho groa West Side offers many
A general post olllce at Ashlaml.
Western or Kodzlo avenues would bo
reasonable and fcenslblc.
Hut ut rimnl street- ridiculous.
And Give Overworked Post Of
fice Employes Better Wages.
When "outside" letter postage was :',
cents a letter u surplus revenue of
$IS 1,(100,000 was raised In ono year.
It was dropped to 2 cents to please
tho fancy of some bureaucrat.
Put It back to I! cents and give let
ter carriers and other employes liv
ing wages. They deserve better pay.
Whose Record As Chief Financial Officer of the Sanitary District of Chi
cago for Seven Years and As Chairman of the Finance Commit
tee of the City Council Before that Reflects Credit Upon
Himself and Upon the Community He Served So
THE JUVENILE BUNK
The Number of Delinquent Boys
Increased 16 Per Cent in
the Last Year.
The fact that pollco control over
youthful crooks 1ms boon tukon away
has contributed greatly to tho In
croasu In tho number of juvonllo do
llnquonts. Tho young crook fools rolloved that
he is now to be lookod after by "re
formers" Instead of by tlio pollco, and
acts accordingly. Hero nro tho fig
ures from tho Juvenile Court for tho
last two years on delinquent bovs
brought boforo It:
Figures never Ho.
World's First and Greatest Department
Store Started Here 45 Years Ago
All Chicago Honors Founder
Small Profits anil Big Volume of Business a
Motto that Pleased the American
(Written for tho Chicago Eagle.)
There Is no Btoro In the whole world
more noted than The Fair, founded
by E. J. Lehmann In Chicago In lS'i".
It was not only the world's first de
partment store, but It has always set
the highest standard for department
stores all over the earth.
Steadily piogresslve It Is a leader In
overy one of Its departments.
As a dry goods store It has no su
perior anywhere. So it is with tin
thousand other linos which It handles,
In combination tho two ideas
Everything for Everybody under one
roof and tho odd penny bargain price
soomed to work a vorltublo miracle
and make tlio currents of rotnil trade
turn about and flow up stream. They
put competition into rotnil buying and
transformed fnmlly shopping Into a.
Tho genius of Mr. Lohmnnn'n Idea
lay In tlio fact that lio recognized this
trait of human unturo and saw the
extent to which it could bo used to
move trudo to ccntrullzo shopping. lie
was himself a poor man and this cir
cumstance put him In position to real
ize tho problems of tho people, tho
pressuro upon tho ordinary fnmlly to
economlzo and tho appoal to tho strug
gling housowlfo, mada by tho oppor
tunity to savo ovon u fow conta on
each purchase for the home. Resides,
in 1ST) when Mr. Lehniaiin established
Tlio Fair, the country was still in tho
grip of the financial panic of 1S7.1.
Any chance to buy cheaply was not
to bo overlooked.
Ills philosophy was simple: "Show
the American housowlfo that she can
savo money by trading with you and
you will win her patiouage. And the
mure excitement and competition you
cun put Into her shopping the better
she'll like It."
This was about all that Mr. Leh
mann saw when. In 1ST.", he opened
up his little stock of Jewelry, notions,
crockery, hardware and kitchen uten
sils. Later he realized more and more
that In the one word Volume ln the
real secret of expansion. Volume In
purchases voulu coti.pul Veil. mo In
sales. Volume meant smaller prollts
but more pioflK So he went out after
Volume. Hlght here was tho real foun
dation of the Department Store and
history is clear and definite In giving
to Mr. E. J. Lehmann uncontested
credit for founding the first Depart
It grew and grew and grow, until as
stated in the beginning of tills article.
It is now the greatest retail store in
the whole world.
COUNTY AND CITY
FAIL TO AGREE ON
That Chicago and Cook county huvo
no definite or concrete program to pre
heat to the approaching constitu
tional convention was fully empha
sized at the tlrst meeting of the con
stitutional convention committee of
tho board of county commissioners.
Commissioner It. W. McKlnlay, In
opening the session, said frankly that
nothing hail been formulated on the
part of tho county, and asked for sug
gestions. Ho got ono from Clcorgo C. Slkes.
who Informed the commltteo that tho
Huronu of Public Elllciency contem
plates suggesting making u county out
of Chicago, Oak Turk anil Evnnstou,
anil u dividing of the other Cook
county towns among the adjacent
G. 0. P. TO OPEN
HERE ON JAN. 5
Tlio Hepubllcan party Marts the
presidential campaign of I!i20 at Chi
cago Jan. ."), (I anil 7 National Chair
man Will II. Hays expectH to push tho
button that sots into motion the ma
chinery authorized by tho national
commltteo at Washington last weok.
Tlio intimate nlans rovolvo around tho
central Idea that the Hepubllcan ef
fort to elect a president Marts la Jan
uary rather than In next September,
following the nomination.- at the Chi
eugo com cut lou
CENSUS WORK JAN. 2
John .1. Guy nor, census supervisor
of tho First district of Illinois, an
nounces thoro tiro 2,200 men and
women prepared to begin work on tho
census hero Jan. 2.
Tho Census Uurcnu today miido pub
He ti proclamation issued by President
Wilhon, calling on all tho pooplo of
tho country to glvo aid to tho taking
of tlio consus, which Is to begin on
Tho proclamation states that tho
main purposu of tho censua is to ob
tain accurate statistics on which to
bnso tho representation In congross.
It calls attention to tho fact that all
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persons are required to give full In
formation applying to himself and tho
family to which ho belongs.
"No person can lie harmed In any
way by furnishing tho Information re
quired," It adds. "Tho census una
nothing to do with taxation, with mili
tary or Jury service, with tho compul
sion of school attendance, with tho
regulation of Immigration, or with tho
enforcement of any national, state, or
local law or ordinance.
"There need bo no fear that any
disclosure will bo niiulo regarding any
individual person or his nffuirs. For
due protection of the rights and Inter
ests of the persons furnishing in
formation every employe of tho Cen
sus llureau Is prohibited under heavy
penalty from disclosing nny Informa
tion which may thus como to his
Judicial') - Nance, chairman. Muel
ler, ("air, llealv. Littler.
Finnnci' Law ley, chairman; Nance,
ilcaly, Mueller Paullln.
Engineering llealy. chairman:
Mueller. I.awley, Clark.
Kleeiilcal Development - Nance,
chilli umtr I.awley. ('link, llealy, Lit
tler. Federal llelatlons Sergei, choir
man: Nance. I.awley. Paullln, Cnrr.
North Shore Channel Llttlor,
chairman: Clark, Cnrr. Paullln, Law
ley. Heal Estate Development Cnrr,
chairman; I.awley. llealy. Clark, Muel
ler. Hules Nance, chairman; Mueller,
Cnrr, llealy. Littler.
State and Municipal Helatlnns Ser
gei, chairman; Iiwloy, Nance, Clark,
Labor- Clark", chairman: Mueller,
Paullln. Carr, Littler.
Health and Public Order Paullln.
chairman, Nance, Carr. Clark. Llttlor.
Illinois Valley Nance, chairman;
Mueller, Carr. llealy, Llttlor.
Employment - Mueller, chairman;
llealy Lawe Nance, Sergei.
WANT NATIONAL CON
VENTION HELD HERE
('ltd ago Democrats h.ivi- already re
ceived pledges for $i;o.')ni) of the $125.
Ouu fund to be used to bring tho l'J20
national party convention to tho city,
Carl It. Unburn, pieddont of tho Iro
quois club announced u'. a meeting
of the members.
Tho hotels have promised $40,000,
theaters $lo,00i and Industries $10,
Oiio, ho declared. With tho financial
ofl'or uh one of their big talking points,
u committee of Domucrath will go to
Washington January S to make a plea
boforo the uatlouul committee for tho
Mr. Latham, Judge John P. Mc
Goorty, Hoger ('. Sullivan, II. J. Ho
xenthiil. Dixon Williams. Ooorgo L.
Hokor and lames ('. Jefl'ry will make
up tho party.
Tho delegation will take part in a
banquot ami party pow-wow on Janu
ary 8 at tho capital.
E A. Wangersholm, Prosldont of
the General Lighting Fixture Co.,
with olllces at 28 West Lake street, is
ono of the most popular business mon
in Chicago, lio is a booster and Is
always interested in every movo
lueut to boiler the city.
Largest Weekly Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing