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Democratic Leader Will End His Con
nection With Politics When National
Democratic Convention Adjourns
Prohibition Amendment Has Revolutionized Local
, Politics hy Closing Saloons and Ousting Ward
Heelers Roosting in Them
Tho coming of prohibition Iiiih
caused a revolution In Chicago poli
tics. Tho closing of tho saloons 1ms
brought about u change of political
Tho abolition of barroom states
mon hns depleted tho ranks of ward
workers and ward shouters until they
aro a negligible quantity.
Heretofore, slnco Chicago was a vil
lage, all that a man had to do to con
trol ward politics was to control tho
leading saloons and saloon habitues
in tho ward.
This was tho basis of Republican
as well as Democratic organization
in most of tho wardH.
All of this has passed, and with it
u complete change of political meth
ods and political leadership has been
... H is one of the rosu'v p' the
passage of tho prohibition amend
ment. It is no reflection upon Hogor C.
Sullivan, either as a man or as a
louder, to say that tho chango in
conditions has had much to do with
his retirement from local Democratic
Mr. Sullivan is not, nnd novcr was
n drinking man.
Ho was never seen inside of a
' Dut ho controlled a political ma
chino built upon tho saloon nnd main
tained by saloon Influence.
His leadership was clean cut and
honorable Dut changed conditions
make the burden of leader one hard
So Mr. Sullivan Is about to retiro
as an actlvo leader in local, state and
national Democratic politics. His
official connection with lnsldo man
agement of party affairs is to ccaso
with tho adjournment of the national
convention next Juno at San Fran
cisco. With tho Democratic candldato for
1D20 nominated, Mr. Sullivan pro
poses to step asldo for younger blood
in Chicago. Ho will be ono of the
delegates at largo from Illinois and
tho chairman of tho delegation of
fifty-eight from Illinois, and tho-delegation,
under tho unit rule, will voto
just as Mr. Sullivan desires when tho
Hhowdown comes at Frisco. That hav
Ing been accomplished, Mr. Sullivan
becomes an observer of matters po
litical, always reserving, however, tho
right to a ringsldo seat at any major
bout, nccordlng to the nblo political
editor of tho Chicago Tribuno.
Mr. Sullivan doparts for Palm
Beach Jan. 23 for a stay of six weoks.
He has other plans following that,
precluding possibility of his return to
Illinois for soma time. Ho will bo
much among thoBo present at Frisco
in Juno, and after that ho is through
with politics as a direct participant.
Mrs. Sullivan, two of his daughtors,
and three grandchildren will go to
Florida with him.
, "It is time for youngor men to take
on tho responsibility of leadership,"
' Mr. Sullivan said Monday. "After
tho national convention ut San Fran
clco I shall bo through, personally. It
Is Improbablo that I shall have any
connection with tho campaign, na
tionally or local. It is a personal
satisfaction to quit tho actlvo gaino
with a clean slate and a cloar con
sclonco and with tho Domocratlc
organization In Cook county and in
Illinois occupying tho excollent posi
tion In which it now stands."
Mr. Sullivan probably meant by
that statement that poaco has boon
concluded all ovor Chicago and Illi
nois betweon himself and all of his
erstwhllo political oncmios.
Within a week Mr. Sullivan and
formor Mayor Cartor H. Harrison
entered tho meeting of tho Demo-
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People of Influence and Standing
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cratlc national committee arm in
arm. Mr. Sullivan and William Jen
nings Dry nn travolcd togothor, rati
fied a peace treaty and Bottled all
past differences, not later than lust
Friday. Terms havo boon signed up
whoreby there can bo no Democratic
primary light in Chicago or Illinois
during 1920, and tho Sullivan organi
zation takes unquestioned control of
party uffalrs for four years.
For tho tlmo being control of the
Sullivan organization will rest with
a triumvirate. Dennis J. Egan stands
on tho firing Una ns head of tho
organization committee. Gcorgo E.
liiennan nnd John F. O'Malloy un
questionably will form tho board of
EGAN'S GOOD RECORD
Dennis J. Egan should bo proud of
his first year's record as bailiff of tho
Municipal Court. His ofllco trans
acted moro business during 1019 than
wus ever transacted by it beforo and
thero was no scandal, no complaints
and nothing but praise for its effi
ciency. JUMBLED COURTS
Judicial System Now in Vogue in
Illinois Is Enough to Make
Blackstone Cancel His Dates.
Tho very Jumbled and Incomplete
court system that obtains in Chicago
and Illinois at prosont will bo changed
for tho better by tho plan mapped out
by tho Illinois directors of tho Ameri
can Judicature Socloty after live years
of study and research. Thoir plan will
go beforo tho constitutional conven
tion as a suggestion, following its
submission to tho Illinois Uar Associa
tion. In addition to tho metropolitan court
system, which will join the Municipal
court with tho county judiciary, tho
directors havo drawn up changes for
tho plan now in oporatlon in counties,
outsldo of Cook.
It is proposod that tho administra
tive or rulo making function of tho
Metropolitan District court of Chicago
bo comprised in a chief justico and
tho presiding justices of tho flvo divi
sions, chancery, civil jury, civil non
jury, criminal, and probate, divorce,
juvenile and domestic relations. For
tho Illinois judicial system tho plan
contemplates tho following:
A court of appeul consisting of a
Supremo court division and other divi
sions now in tho Appellato court.
A Circuit court In six or moro cir
cuits, ono of which will bo the Metro
politan District of Chicago, with spe
A County court with one branch in
each county; Judges of spocial courts
to become asaoclato County court
It Is proposed that tho downstato
system also havo a small judicial coun
cil, composed of tho chief justico, two
justices of tho Court of Appeal, tho
presiding justices of tho Circuit court,
and tho presiding justico of tho Coun
Chicago, with its population of near
ly 3,000,000, is held to havo special
needs bocauso of tho complexity of its
present entangling court system,
"Chicago has at present a numbor
of courts, beating peculiar and arbi
trary relations to each othor," says
tho exhaustlvo report.
"Thoro is novor In any largo city
a nee,d for moro thun ono trial court.
Nobody could over consciously creato
such a jumblo of courts as has grown
up In Cool; county in an effort to
meet needs under un inelastic consti
tution, "Thoro can novor bo any consider
able improvement in tho administra
tion of justico in Chicago until tho
need for a singlo, consolidated, re
sponsible court is recognized. No
other plan which goes beyond mere
piocedural reform has been advanced
to meet this situation.
"It may bo that tho now constitu
tion will consolidate Cook county and
tho city of Chicago, providing a now
administrative district. If such n met
ropolitan district is created, tho singlo
court for Chicago will naturally adopt
tho name district. If this is not done,
President of the
it metropolitan court district can bo
created to confer Its benollts upon
such adjacent suburbs of tho city ns
may bo conveniently administered
from u common center.
"Tho city as it now stands requires
about sixty judges for trial work. A
metropolitan district would requlro
sixty-four trial judges, loavlng nine of
tho prosont total forco of seventy
three Judges for nppollate work,"
Ono of tho most patriotic and Influ
ential citizens of Chicago is John C.
Eastman, publisher of tho Chicago
Daily Journal. Ho Is actlvo in overy-
, thing that pertains to the betterment
of the city.
Frank Johnston, Jr., ablo judge- of
the Circuit court, would mako a
I great governor of Illinois.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
FRISKED FOR FRISCO
Democrats Decide on Four Chi
cago Dclcgatcs-at Large to
the Constitutional Con
vention. Not Much Enthusiasm Among Politi
cians Over Big Railroad Fare
and Digger Coast Hotel Bills.
Now that tho Demociuts hnvo picked
out San Francisco for the pluco of
holding their national convention this
year the selection of delegates is being
For Chicago delcgutes-at-largo it is
tacitly agreed that Roger C. Sullivan,
Edward F. Dunne, llobeit M. Sweitzer
nnd Cutter II. Harrison will bo
Tho Chicago district dolcgntcs
talked of aro: First district, John F.
liolton and Edwurd O. Stonson; Sec
ond, Maclay Hoyno nnd William L.
O'Connell; Third, John E. Traeger and
Joseph 1'. Ityun; Fourth, Ilobert E.
Leo and James It. Mario w; Fifth,
Thomas Kraus nnd James Itoscnthal;
Sixth, Thomas M. Sullivan and Wil
liam F. Ryan, Sovonth, Felix Wllkow
ski and Tom Murray; Eighth, Peter
Rostcnkowskl and James F. Bowler;
Ninth, John McGillen and Colin C. H.
Fyfo; Tenth, 1'oter Relnborg and
Georgo E. Drennun.
H. H. MERRICK,
Great Lakes Trust and Savings Bank,
Upbuilders of Chicago.
Popular 22d Ward Alderman
Should be Returned to the
Tho voters of tho Twonty-socond
ward should rooloct John H. Baulor
to tho city council. Ho has proven
himself to bo an ablo, honest, faithful
and Influential alderman.
Samuel R, Kaufman the popular
president of tho famous Congress
Hotel Company and head of tho great
Congress Hotel, is one of the most
public spirited citizens of Chicago
who is always keenly alive on every
thing uplifting the city and a broad
minded man of affairs who makes
everyono who patronizes his hotel
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The Board of Trade Which Grave to
This City its Preeminence in
the World's Commerce
Bringing Producer and Consumer
Made Chicago the Food
of the Earth
President Leslie F. Gates, In his an
nual message to tho Chicago Hoard
of Trade at Its annual meeting Inst
Monday, recommended tho creation of
a fund for the retirement of $523,800
of outstanding bonds.
"Circumstances beyond our control
havo deprived us of the opportunity
to handle much grain which undor
and One of the
nounal conditions has sought this
market," said Prebidont Gates, "and
with tho roturn af a normal situation
during tho coming year wo must soo
to it that tho tomporary conditions
do not work to our pormanent detri
ment. Wo may congratulate ourselves
that conditions wero not so sorlous
as to prevent a fairly satisfactory
Borvlco to tho public that wo have
aimed to sorvo for tho last soventy
"Tho prosont valuo of tho privllego
of membership should havo tho effect
of attracting to our activities now
membors of high standards of olll
cloncy and high Ideals of sonico,"
continued President antes. "This will
bo admitted as deslrablo, slnco In
breeding leads to weakness In on as
sociation. "That In a leconstructlou process
following a wot Id war tho grain busi
ness will undergo changes is not un-
llkoly, and it will requlro tho best of
Entered aa Saeand Claaa MMtar Oatefear 11,
Offlea at Chlaago,
thought on tho part of our entire
membership to Insure that changes
shall bo along lines of evolution, rath
er than revolution."
OF THE BOARD OF
John It. Mauff, tho elllclent and pop
ular secretary of tho Chicago Hoard
of Trade, says:
Tho Chicago Uourd of Trade has
oxcluslvo characteristics indispensable
to tho welfare of tho producer and
7i. offers, tho ptoducur a Lunula nt
and infallible fluctuating market, de
termined nnd regulated by tho inex
orable law of supply and demand.
It creates, through the trading of
its largo membership, representing
tho various branches of agricultural
Industrial activity, continuous quota
tions, that aro collected and distrib
uted goncrnlly and without cost to
Theie Is thus presented tho oppor
tunity for tho producer to detormlno
at any tlmo the exact valuo of his
A further ndvautago is that ho can
dispose of theso products at any tlmo
by making a future delivery hedging
contract to suit his Inclination, re
gardless of bad roads or transporta
Another benefit Is tho large and
dally opou competitive market In
which to display his wares before a
iiiiiiuwiuu ui uuyuiH HiinuHiiiiuouHiy, t
obviating the otherwise Impossible
task of communicating with this di
versity of demands by personal offort.
Protected at all times by a sot of
rules and regulations holding Us
membors to n strict accountability
for their proper conduct as commis
sion merchants; mandotory for sus
pension or oxpulslon for any violation
of tho ethics of trado.
Having at thoir disposal a variety
of ability only to bo found In a large
membership, Insuring In this way
proper handling and attention lie
cause a strenuous ofl'oit Is always
mastorful and resourceful where com
petition is rife.
Dissemination of statistics relating
to agriculture; tho benefits of termi
nal olovators equipped with modern
apparatus for tho proper caro of sum
For consumers; cur shortngo and
othor transportation dIUleultleH pro
ductive of business stagnation over
come by tho opportunity to purcluiso
for futtiro dolivory tho raw material
whoro short salos of product call for
Consummation of contracts posslblo
at all times through tho machinery of
a market for rutin o dollvery at con
tinuous prices, rollablo to tho fluctua
tions of a small fraction one-olglith
of ono cent per bushel.
In conclusion, and last, but not
loast, tho facilities offered for thus
establishing values in ovory part of
tho United Stntos, with no Inequality
because of geographical location, and
so n death knell to tho cxploltera of
producors and consumers becauso of
this knowledge widely disseminated
and so easy of understanding,
DIXON C. WILLIAMS
HAS MANY FRIENDS
Mention of His Name for Col
lector of Internal Revenue
Tho montlon of Dixon C. Williams,
tho popular Democratic orator and
well-known manufacturer, for collec
tor of Intornul revenue pleased nearly
Itllnota, wMar Mat M
WHOLE NUM1JER 157S
Together, it Has
everybody. Mr. Williams would dig
nify any public ofllco nnd his ap
pointment would give general satis
When tho Chicago Plan Commis
sion gets through there will bo no
money left in Chicago. It will all
bo In tho hands of contractors who
havo gone to Havana to end their
days in comfort. The Ogdon avenue
extension Is tho latest C. P. outrage.
A north side lot owner, whosjo lot is
two miles from tho Ogden avenue
extonsion, is assessed $4t for tho
The (lection of ofllcors of tho Iro
quois club resulted In tho heaviest
volo polled In recent years. Those
President, Carl It. Latham.
Vice president, Orva O, Williams.
Treasurer, Oscar O. Foreman.
Secretary, Josoph Fitch.
Hoard of managers, Henry II.
Chamberlain, Morgan L. Davics, Rob
ert Dyrenforth, John W. Eckhart,
Sum C. Irving, James C. Jeffery, Otto
Kubln, Joseph P. Mahonoy, Itoswoll
11. Mason, Henry U. Mason, George
L. lleker, William rtothmann, Wil
liam II. Sexton, Julius F. Smletanka
and Joseph F. Triska.
Tho Chicago Teachers' Federation,
on behalf of Chicago olomentary
touchers, has gathered facts and 11k
uich on both tho annual Increase In
salurles and tho cost of living from
18D7 to 11)1!), Inclusive, to show why
thoro Is so much unrost among tho
Kogcr ('. Sullivan has engaged ac
commodations for tho Illinois dele
gates to thu Frisco convention nt tho
St. Francis hotel, which promises to
ho the Inside hcudqiiurtors of thu big
chiefs next June.
Tho cost to thu proporty owner of
having the street in front of his
homo paved will bo !i to 30 por cent
In om-osh of lust yoiir's prices during
thu onsiilng yonr Tho board of local
Improvements opened bids last Mon
day on ,i numbor of paving projects.
Tho Hi iinswlck-Ilulko-Collaudor Co.
lias leased from Cathorlno Now
man, through John F. Jones, tho en
tire six-story sprinkled building in
Rush street, west front, extending
from Austin avenuo to North Wntor
strcot, for a toim of flvo yoars from
May 1 ut n term rental of $SG,000.
Tho building, which fronts 120 feet
on Hush street, 100 on Austin, ami
110 on Wnter, will bo romodelud coiv
sfdombly uud used hy tho buyer's
billiard and bowling departments.
Tho leasu curries un option for a fur
thor term of flvo yoars at tho same
rental, leasee, however, paying all
taxos and insurance on tho renewal.
Mayor Thompson gavo his approval
to a pollco reorganization ordlnanco
which will mean u roturn to tho old
"Inspector" hyotom of policing tho
city. Undor tho mousuro Chlof Gar
rlty Bays, ho can bring tho crimo rec
ord down to normal, That is tho
mayor's aim and It wus on that theory
that ho was led to promise his Influ
ence In putting tho ordiuanco through
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