Newspaper Page Text
mriTrrrwn-Srir-T-rii"" i .T Mii. i .t iim i.
m Mnd Claaa M attar OctaW 11. 1MB. at tha Port
Offlca of Publication,
17 W. Washington St., Chlcaao,
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
at Chleaao, llllnola, unaar Act af Mareh , 1(7t.
Entered at Saeand ClaM Mfcttar Oetobor 11,
Ottlco at Chicago, tlllnota, 4r AH f M
Chicago Voters Will Haye a Chance to
Pick Out an Extra Choice
from This List
The Non-Partisan Law and the February 24
Primary May Show Good Results
and It May Not
Following Is a comploto list of tho
aldormanlc potltlons fllod with tho
Word 1 Aid. J. J. Coughlln, J. H.
Kennedy, W. K. Davis, Guy C. Van
Wurd 2 Aid. It. It. Jackson, A. B.
Porrlgo, It. E. Westbrooko.
Word 3 N. D. Haldano, Aid. U. S.
Schwartz, Itobort Finn.
Ward 4 P. P. Hoodtlcr, Alox.
Motko, Aid. J. A. Rlchort.
Ward C Thos. A. Doylo, Frank A.
Sutfer, Aid. R. Mulcahy, John P. Nor
ton, F. O. Wollman.
Ward 0 Aid. C. S. Eaton.
Ward 7 Aid. G. Guernsey, A. O.
Ward 8 Thomas A. Green, Aid. M.
S. Furman, John II. Jones, Ernest M.
Cross, Georgo It. Dard.
Ward 9 Adam Gerlngcr, Aid. S. W.
Govlcr, Thos. A. Gulnauc John M.
Berg, Chas. V. Johnson.
Ward 10 Aid. J. McNIchols, Ed
ward Bzoch, G. A. Grosman, John J.
. Ward 11 Julian J. Sykos, Win. J.
Illordan, Wm. Nowman, II. A. Snod
okor, L. Itutkowskl.
Ward 12 Joseph Placok, J. A. Gor
hart, William Knowlek, A. W. Kalfas,
Joseph Novack, Aid. J. I. Novak, Jo
soph Baumrlck, Joseph Cepak, Elmor
A. Kloln, II. Sonnonscholn, Charles J.
Mlchal, Louis Cojka.
Ward 13 Jaa. A. Crolghton, Georgo
C. Allen, Aid. J. G. Homo, John T.
Queonan, James T. Welch, Oliver C.
Ward 14 Aid. J. II. Smith, Charles
Dold, II. W. Harris, Chas. E. Graydon,
Thos. E. Wlckens.
Ward 1C John M. Collins, Aid. O.
II. Olson, E. A. Russoll, M. N. Fried-land.
Items of Interest Concerning Men
and Measures in the
A public hearing was held Wednes
day In tho commlttoo room of tho
county commissioners' offlco In tho
County building to discuss pro and
con tho purchase of somo 3,000 acres
of tho Skokio valloy. Slnco tho coun
try's purchnso of tho small Skokio
tract vest of Gloncoo, agitation has
increased to includo tho sconlcally
beautiful valloy strotch In tho county's
forest prosorvo. Tho land undor con
sideration is rogarded by north shore
citizens as h sconlc playground equal
if not superior to tho dunes.
Its vast unbroken swoop, rolling up
from tho Skokio rlvor, forms a back
ground of boauty to tho north shoro
suburbs. As county land, It is urgod,
tho Skokio would becomo a much
needed recreation country used as tho
dunes aro used by peoplo desiring to
Thero is a great political battlo on
in tho twenty-first ward. Tho Brund
ago forces, led by Fred W. Upham,
formed a strong organization of tho
oast side, whoro ordinarily tho voters
tako llttlo interest in fights over party
machlnory. An executive commlttoo
Largest Weekl' Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing
t2 Ptr Year In Advance.
Ward 1C Aid. J. A. PlotrowskI, A.
Ward '17 Aid. S. S. Walkowlak,
Ward 18 Aid. M. F. Kavanaugh,
John W. Maskoll, Bernard J. Grogan,
Wnrd 10 Aid. J. B. Bowlor.
Ward 20 Aid. Matt Franz, A. Y. S.
Alburn, Edward Wiomon.
Wnrd 21 Chas. J. Agnow, Wm. C.
Schorwat, Aid. E. J. Walker, Evan
Wnrd 22 Leo C. Kloln, F. Palzklll,
Aid. J. II. Hauler, Andrew Latin.
Wnrd 23 Aid. W. P. Stoffon.
Wnrd 24 M. W. Koarnoy, yVld. J.
Haderleln, J. A. Wobor, Albort J. Hen
gel, A. W. Harrack, Jas. D. Ilichards.
Ward 2q Aid. F. J. Link.
Wnrd 20 Aid. Geo. Protzol, T. R.
Cnspors, W. Albright, J. Marshall.
aid 27 J. A. Rogers, O. A. Jon
sen, N. Jenkins, J. N. Barbco, J. S.
Peterson, J. L. M. DoVos.
Wnrd 28 AU. M. Adamowskl, G.
Wagnor, T. Lcrish.
Ward 20 Aid. T. F. Byrno, ?.
Burns, O. C. Heine, O. Barkus, Dr. B.
D. Slntok, A. 0. Boll.
Word 30 J. F. Murphy, Aid. Wil
liam R. O'Toolo, J. P. Flanngan, 1 J.
O'Grndy, G. L. Russoll.
Ward 31 Aid. T. F. Moron, It. L.
Wolfo, D. I. Swunson.
Ward 3211. Groonior, J. (1. Clay,
D. Anderson, Aid. J. I, Lylo, C. A.
Bard, J. L. Wellington.
Ward 33 Ale. A. O. Anderson, E.
W. Rlccknmn, T. h. Slntor, W.
Boedeckor, F. link.
Wnrd 3 1 W. pnuragartner, Aid. J.
Toman, G. E. Sinkstono, S. M. Dla
mondstono, E. Jirlk, F. V. Stuchal.
Wnrd 35 Al T. J. Lynch, R. II.
Howo, L. Honsm.
ORcnpo for a day fromtho clatter and
dust of tho city.
"Somo of tho commissioners nro
against tho purchaso anl somo aro for
it," said Peter RclnborL presldont of
tho board of county iWmissionora,
today. "Tho mattor hasnot boon de
cided upon yot. Porsonllly I am for
tho purchaso of tho valhy If it can
bo obtnlnod at a reasonnbVj Jlguro. It
is undoubtedly beautiful and ts beauty
should bo kept intact. I
"It would bo a wondorfl addition
to tho county ownod landsind would
provldo rest and recroatlfi to thou
sands of citizens. But, nil say, its
prlco is tho main Item, i present I
regard Its prico as toojilgh. Ono
procedure would bo to htio tho 3,000
ncreB condomned and liiro a court
Jury Ilx tho price at whicftho county
could buy It."
of fifty was appointed scour tho
proclncts botweon Clarktroot and tho
lnko with a view of oircomlng tho
opposition vote. A wdnn's commlt
too was seloctod undj tho lead of
Mrs. Joseph G. Colefm and Mrs,
Jacob 13aur, .
Tho placo of Ropubjan ward com
mitteeman is tho staknvor which tho
threo factions aro flglng. As a job
its valuo is always stly overesti
mated, but it is of imrtanco as an
index to ward contro and tho cam
paign of tha "regular is to intorost
tho ordinary voter a fight that
strlkos politics right aits sourco, tho
party organization. jTho Brundogo
camp says its pollslidlcato it will
elect Jarne F, Burns Tho city hall,
led by Eugeno Piko, Ipacklng Charles
Peaco, whilo thJ Doion crowd may
bring out Edwanl Litslngor, mombor
of tho board of rovlow.
Tho triangular fight pushed itsolt
into tho nldonranio eloctlon. Capt
William C. Schorwat, who has tho
backing of Lltshgcr and tho Donoon
following, opened his campaign with
a mooting at th Parkway hotel. Ho
has been Indorsed by tho "Greater
Republican club" of tho ward and will
camp on tho trail of Aid. Earl J.
Walkor. With tho city ball support
ing Chnrlos Agnow, It nppoors not un
likely that tho contest may go to n
supplemental election. Last year tho
ward oloctod a soldier candidato, Dor
Paul II. Wledol, tho efficient and
popular chief clerk of tho county as
sessor's otllco, wins praiso from the
public and'ofllclals allko for his cour
tesy nnd ability.
Frank Johnston, Jr., oblo Judge of
tho Circuit court, would mako a
great governor of Illinois.
Sheriff Charles W. Potors has con
ferred a favor on all law-abiding clti
zons, wet and dry, by oloaning out
the blind pigs In tho county towns.
SATUBDJlT, rEHBTJAItY 7, 1920.
STEFFEN AND THREE
Sixteen of thlrty-ilvo words will sot
tlo tholr aldcrmnnlc election under tho
now nonpartisan law Fob. 24, whllo
tho others will rcquiro a supplemental
election. Thcso woro tho estimates
of oxports upon looking over tho tablo
Four aldermen havo no opposition.
They ore: C. S. Eaton In tho sixth,
James B. Bowler in tho nineteenth,
Walter P. StofTon, twenty-third nnd
Frank J. Link, in tho twenty-fifth.
No ono is ontorcd against thcso four,
yot tho election will bo held.
OF FARMEIS STRIKE
With bread going up in prlco and
tho assistant postmaster gonornl
warning of a farmers' strlko James A.
Patten nnd L. F. Gates, president of
tho Chicago Board of Trado, gavo as
surances that 1020 will see no do
crcaso in tho country's grain produc
tion. On tho othor hand, II. H. Morrlck,
presldont of tho Mississippi Valloy as
sociation, declared that tho exodus
from tho farms to tho factories Is
continuing throughout tho mlddlo
west to such an alarming oxtent that
"70,000,000 peoplo of this country had
I 'B3Hr , HillHaHaHBllllll
HHHHHHH aHHu.,. BHHHaHHBHHflHHHHHHH
WILLIAM G. KEITH
Commissioner of Gas and Electricity of the City of Chicago who has a splen
did plan for better lighting of Chicago's streets
bettor pay moro attention to tho 40,
000,000 farmors on whom thoy depend
Mr. Patten declared that tho farm
ers as a class aro making moro monoy
than any ono olso and accusod thorn
of Inflating tho valuo of farm land
nnd insisting on n 0 per cent return
on tho now valuations,
"Such reports ns a farmors" strike
should not bo takou sorlously," ho
sold. "Tho farmors who aro claiming
thoy can't mako a living nro tho dis
contented ones. It is tho snmo way
with tho milkman who is making $50
a weok and soys he's starving to
Circuit Court Clerk August W. Mil
ler wns unanimously Indorsed for Re
publican wnrd committeeman from
tho Twelfth ward by tho regular ward
organization. It Is probablo that ho
will bo unopposed.
FOR MORE LIGHT
Chicago's Street Lights Are Back
Numbers and the City Needs Better
Illumination Than It Is Getting
Commissioner Keith of the City Department of
Gas and Eleetricity Has a
Chicago needs more lights.
Sho is behind every big city in tho
country In tho mattor of street il
lumination. That is why city administration is
taking active stops to remedy matters.
Tho city council flnnnco committco
has boforo it a proposition to ask tho
voters in April to aprftovo a $15,000,-
000 bond fssuo for Installing 85,000
now 100 cundlepower eloctrio street
lamps and for tho comploto rehabilita
tion of tho oxlstlng system.
Tho bond issuo would bo payablo In
twonty-flvo years; its proponents
claim it will pay for Itself in lossoncd
operating costs. At tho end of ilvo
years all except 031 miles of tho city's
3,238 miles of stroots will havo il
lumination, nnd In tho procoss a con
sldorablo proportion of tho presont
equipment will go Into tho Junk ptlo.
No estimate of tho salvage Is included
in tho survoy of tho schomo.
It is proposed by William G. Keith,
commissioner of gas and electricity,
and Aid. Ross A. Woodhull, chair
man of tho subcommittee which has
chargo of tho project, to lssuo tho
bonds In annual $3,000,000 Install
ments, slnco tho bonding capacity of
tho city would bo exceeded if thoy
woro issued nil at onco.
According to Mr. Keith, It is tho
first comprehensive plan for street
lighting improvement that has over
Aid. William F. Llppu, n membor of
tho subcommittee, admitted last night
that "It looked llko a lot of monoy
to spend," but ho said tho public
necessity required it.
"Tho fund will bo guarded by tho
flnnnco committee," ho pointed out.
"Mr. Keith can havo no moro than
wo appropriate to him annually, Ir
respective of how many bondH nro
Tho details of tho plan came from
Mr. Keith as follows:
Installation of 500 miles of now
street lighting with 3I.0CG 100 condlo
power lamps; nlong street car linos,
two lamps to each trolloy polo. Cost,
Displacements of 0,500 gas and gas
ollno lights in 370 miles of streets
with 2C.0GS 100 candlo power electric
lamps. Cost, $1,170,880.
Installation of typo of lamps, now
used In Stnto street Immediately
south of Jackson boulevard, from the
river on tho north to Twelfth streot,
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
It Is alleged that steps to create
now berths for oxports In tho board
of local improvements at tho rato of
$50 n day havo been takou by tho
preparation of an order to bo present
ed for approval at tho next meet
ing of tho city council. Thoy aro
In connection with tho now depart
ment created in tho lioaul to hondlo
tho several contemplated Htreet Im
provement projects for which moro
than $25,000,000 In bonds woro voted.
As tho plans for tho now depart
ment hnvo boon worked out by tho
bonid and tho ofUcloncy staff of tho
llnanco committee, and approved by
tho committco, It Is considered prob
ablo that tha council will coullrm tho
Thcso berths aro In tho now quar
Talk About Men and Matters
Connected With Public Affairs
in All the Different Camps
Hero is tho now Domoeratio Manag
ing Committco ns ugrecd upon by nil
Ward 1 Michael Kennn.
Ward 2 Wm. J. Graham.
Ward 3 Thomas D. Nash.
Ward 4 James M. Dalloy.
Ward 5 Patrick J. Curr.
Ward G John P. Gibbons.
Ward 7 James M.Whalcn.
Ward 8 John II. Mack.
Ward 0 John J. Leonard.
Ward 10 J. W. Cormak.
Ward 11 A. J. Sabath.
Ward 12 A. J. Cormak.
Ward 13 M. J. O'Brien.
Ward 11 P. A; Nash.
Wnrd 15 T. P. Koane.
Ward 10 S. II. Kim?..
Wurd 17 J. Rush'kawlcz.
Ward 18 B. J. arogan.
Ward 19 John Powers.
AVnrtl 20 nennls J. Egan.
Ward 21 J. F. O'Malloy.
Ward 22 It. L. Sclmpp.
Ward 23 J. I,. Gill.
Ward 24 Frank Rocdor.
Ward 2511. R. Qlbbons.
WHOLE M UMBER 3 581
and from tho river on tho west to
Luko .Michigan. Cost, $525,000.
Displacement of C.000 GOO candlo
power aerial lights in 350 miles of
strcots with 21,200 100 candlo powor
lamps. Cost, $3,882,560.
Changing 8,(100 100 candlo powor
lamps from high tension circuits to
tho group system, which is considered
safer. Cost, $215,000.
Installation of safety island lights
at 500 Intersections of streets whoro
congestion of tralllc menaces tho pub
lic. Cost, $175,000.
Eroctlon of wurohouso and gnrngo
to tako tho placo of threo structures
now In use. Coat, $485,000.
Commissioner Keith's figures rovcnl
that it costs $24.00 a year to opcrato
tho GOO candlo power aerial lights;
$31.50 for tho standard gas lamp;
tZts.fil V.t IJi.'t utandard gasoline lump,
nnd $i)."G lor tho 100 candlo powor
lamp. That is how, it is claimed, tho
bond issuo Is to bo puld for.
Alderman Llpps said tho complaint
of citizens wns goncrnl, both against
tho insulllcicncy of tho present light
ing facilities In numorous districts and
tho aerial system zones, whoro the
trees throw such deep shade.
ters of tho board In tho Stock Ex
change building, whoro till work rela
tive) to tho bond lssuo improvements
will bo curried on sepnrato and dis
tinct fioni tho routine work of tho
board. It Is expected this work will
continue through several yenrs before
complete. Tho most important proj
ects to bo taken up this year will bo
tho widening of Western avonuo. tito
oxtenslon of Ogdcu avonuo and wip
ing out tho north row of structures on
South Wnter street along tho rlvor.
Tho pay of tho experts and also all
expenses connected with tho bond ls
suo Improvements nro to coma out of
tho bond Issues themselves, 5 per cent
of tho total being estimated an tho
cost of attending to tho legal, engi
neering and clerical work.
Ward 2fi II. A. Zondor.
Ward 27 Noll Murloy.
Wnrd 28 C. F. Smith.
Ward 20 Emmott Whealon.
Ward 30 Jns. IIofTornnn.
Wnrd 31 M. K. 8horidan.
Wnrd 32 F. J. Walsh.
Ward 33 T. J. Crpwo.
Ward 34 J. O. Kostnor.
Ward 35 W. P. Fecnoy.
Coroner Potor M. Hoffman, always
just and honest In his publlo llfo, is
a man In whom tho peoplo havo confi
dence. Presldont Rotaborg of tho county
board is making n good record.
Largest Weekly Grculalion Among
1'coplo of Influence and Standing