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PICK YOUR BOSS
Republicans' in the Hottest Fight Ever
Waged, Will Pick Their Party
Leaders on Tuesday Next
Democrats Have But One Ticket in a Majority of
the Wards Hot Contests
Next Tucnday will wltnesB n great
battlo nt tiio pollfl In Chicago for ward
committeemen of the Republican
party. Tlio result will dccldo which
Taction will rule the Itopubllcan party
for the next two years.
Thcro Is no content In most of tho
wards on tlio Democratic sldo.
But tlio llcpubllcan fight Is a bitter
Tho list of Ilopubllcuii candidates Is
First Ward Francis I. lirady, W.
Second Edward 11. Wright, War
ron D. Douglas.
Third Robert It. Levy, William A.
Blthor, C. Arch Williams.
Fourth Arthur W. Sullivan, Part .T.
Evans, Thomas J. Flnucano.
Fifth Henry L. Lnnoscli, Law
ronco F. King.
Sixth rtoy O. West, Itnlicrt J. Mc
Laughlin, Willis O. Nance.
Soventh Charlos N. (Joodnow, A.
C. Motzgor, G. W. I'ortor.
Eighth P. II. Moynlhan, Harry
Ninth Walter' G. Davis. A. Bylstra,
K. 10. Ertsmnn.
Tenth Thomas Ctirrnn, George .T.
Eleventh Charlos V. Barrott, Lo
Twelfth August W. Sillier, W. G.
Hock, A. W. Kalfns.
Thirteenth David W. Clark.
Fourteenth William H. Dollonbaek,
A. N. Todd.
Fifteenth Paul II. Wledel, .Tamos
Sixteenth Joseph I. Klnsella, Dan
lol D. Coffey.
Sovontceth Luwls D. Sltts, Fred.
Elghtconth James A. Fleming, Ho
mer K. Galpln, C. F. Mclnhard.
Nineteenth Chrlstoi)hor Mamcr, G.
Twontloth Morris Ellor.
Twonty-llrst James F. Hums,
Charles E. Poaco, E. It. Lltzlnger, J.
Twonty-second Alfred J. Schroe
tor, Titus Haffo, C. G. Kompff, Ed
ward J. Halvka.
VTwonty-thlrd Edwnrd J. Brundage,
Eugene H. Dupoo.
Twenty-fourth Loonord A. Brim
dago, Arthur A. Huhnko.
Twonty-flfth Charles It. Francis,
Charlos W. PoterR, Georgo K.
Twenty-sixth John C. Cannon, Wil
liam 11. Wosboy, E. J. Holno.
Twenty-seventh Thomas T. Quln
laii, Loroy Mllnor, W. C. Eggors.
Twenty-eighth Joseph F. Haas,
Thomas F. Byrne.
Twenty-ninth Ernest Withall, Leon
urd G. Hold,
Thirtieth Thomas J. Hcaly, Jamos
Thlrty-flrst William II. Itold.
Thirty-second Julius A. Johnson,
Thirty-third Goorgo Hltzman, John
Thirty-fourth Charlos Vavrik, S. P.
Items of Interest Concerning Men
and Measures in the
The County Board by a quorum
vote Monday adopted a resolution tak-
Lvgeit Weekly Circulation Anong
Petfle of Influtnc and Standing
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af March t, 1l7f. 17 W. Washington
12 Par Year In Advance.
Rodorlck, Frank Simpson, Henry
Schmidt, J. W. Schulman, P. W. Roth
enborg. Thirty-fifth C. J. Peters. Arthur A.
Whitney, Beryl II. Collins.
Thoro aro two Republican candi
dates for committeeman named Pe
ters, SlioillT Charles W. Poters, who
Is tho Donccn candidate In tho Twenty-fifth
ward, mid Charles (Doe) J.
Peters, of tho Thirty-fifth ward, tho
piesnt Thompson committeeman.
STELK URGES COM
A compulsory voting system and a
shortening of tho ballot was advo
cated by Municipal Judge Stelk ut tho
iVookly luncheon of tho Rotary Club
nt'lho Hotel Sherman. "Tho machine
organization In n city frequently con
trols all tho votes cast," ho said.
"Some, s.ystom should bo devised by
which nil citizens could bu compelled
to go to tho polls and vote."
NOT RAISE RATES
No Increase During the G. O. P.
and Elks Convention, Decision.
Tho hotel managers of Chicago hold
their annual banquet Monday. It was
voted that rates should not bo in
creased during tho republican national
convention, or during tho Elks moot
ing in July. Thoro aro 14G hotels rep
resented In tho association, of which
A. G. Swnnson, assistant manager of
tho Hotel LaSallo is president and
John S. Fco of tho llotul Slsson secre
Tho democratic candidates for ward
First Ward Michael Konna.
Second William J. Graham.
Third Thomas D. NobIi.
Fourth John F. nolton, Walter J.
Fifth Patrick J. Carr, Albert Bin
gor, Fred Dahl, Rudolph Dlavka, Sam
uol Durt, Nicholas Thul.
Sixth John P. Gibbons, A. F. Cole
man. Soventh Jamos M. Whalon, Charlos
Dounott, Charlos Ilrust, Joseph Lamb.
Eighth John M. Mack.
Ninth John J. Leonard.
Tenth Joseph A. Mondol, Anton
Elovonth A. J. Sabath.
Twolfth Anton J. Cormak, Otto
lag a stand against tho proposod con
solidation of tho city and county gov
ernments, which Is being considered
in two proposals beforo tho consti
tutional convention, Commissioner
R. W. McKinlay offored tho resolution,
which was adopted attor a lively de
bate The board, facing an indicated
deficit of $2,099,605, bogan its budgot
St., Chicago, III.
Thirteenth Martin J. O'Urlcn.
Fourteenth Patrick A. Nash.
Fifteenth Thomas rp. Kcnno.
Sixteenth Stanloy H. Kunz, Frank
Seventeenth Joseph Rusklowlcz,
Eighteenth Bernard J. Grogan,
Clarcnco Potter, J. P. Pompel, Charles
Johnson, Goorgo Lyons, Robert Far
inor. Nineteenth John Powors, Joromlah
Twentieth Dennis J. Egun.
Twonty-llrst John F. O'Molloy.
Twonty-second Rudolph L. Schopp.
Twenty-third Josoph L. GUI.
Twenty-fourth Frank F. Roeder.
Twonty-flfth Harry It. Gibbons.
Twenty-sixth Henry A. Zondor.
Twonty-sovonth Noll Murloy.
Twenty-olghth Clayton F. Smith.
Twonty-nlnth Emmott Whoalan.
Thlrtloth Joseph M. Fltzgorald.
Thlrty-nrst Michael K. Sheridan.
Thirty-second Frank J. Walsh, Ed.
Sheohy, J. J. Sullivan, W. T. McMahon,
Thomas J. O'Nolll, J. J. Callahan, W.
J. Cummlngs, J, Kennedy, James Hof
foruan. Thirty-third Timothy J. Clowe.
Thirty-fourth Josoph O. Kostnor.
Thirty-fifth William P. Foonoy,
James T. Igoo,
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SATURDAY, FEKBUAUY 2J, 1920.
CHICAGO TAX RATE
ON $100 BY TOWNS
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STEFFEN ELECTED NOW
Alderman Walter P. Stoffon, who
has no opposition In tho 'J.td ward, will
bo reelected alderman automatically
at next Tuosday's balloting under tho
new law which elects the candidate
who secures a clear majority at tho
non-partisan primary. About 20 other
aldermen will bo elected at the same
tlmo under this clause.
William C. Asny, tho well known
Democratic leader who has long been
prominent at tho Chicago liar, Is fre
quently talked of for a seat on tho
judicial bench. Mr Assy, who has
Financial, Real Estate and Commercial
served tho city of Chicago and- tho
Sanitary District In important legal
capacities, has in his carcor saved
many millions of dollars for tho tax
payers. His ability and probity well
fit him for a judgeship.
Arthur D, Wolton, who is nt tho
hoad of tho New lluslnoss and Sorvfco
Department of tho Continental & Com
mercial National Bank, has demon
strated his ability In tho conduct of
tho business entrusted to him and his
nffablo manners have won for him a
host of frlonds. Tho Continental
Commercial National Rank is tho larg
est bank in Chicago and ono of tho
most Important in tho world.
Lubllnor and Trlnz aro building a
now thoator. It's located nt Madison
and Kedzlo nvonuos, and will seat
some 4,000 of tho populace. It's to
bo called Tho Punacea.
POOR JUT HARD
Taxes on Chicago Homes, Small Flat
Buildings and Personally Owned Real
Estate Raised Over 30 Per Cent
While Railroads and Large Corporations
Their Taxes Decreased to the Extent
of Forty Million Dollars
County Clerk Robert Mf Sweltzer
has made olllclal announcement of tho
tax vote llxcd by tho tax-levying
bodies for 1920.
This statement shows that taxes In
Chicago towns aro Increased over
thirty per cent.
That Is taxes on homes, Hats, and
private owned real estate.
Life of Chicago.
Railroads and corporation taxes uio
Railroad and corporation decreases
reach a totnl of $39,197,197 on full val
uation. Tho railroad aggregato for
track Improvements, rolling stock and
capital stock for 1919, as ilxed by tho
stato tax commission, Is $103,077,018
for Cook county. Tho full valuation of
tho capltnl stock of corporations Is
put down nt $53,510,300.
Tho full valuation of Cook county
veal estate for 1919 was sot nt $2,537,
G57.CG0; porsonol property, $700,307,
4G0, and railroad property $34,498,212
a total of $3,308,403,338.
Thus tho total" full valuation for all
thoso properties for 1919 Is $3,585,050,
G8G, the total ussossed valuation being
$1,702,525,343, ono-hnlf of tho full val
uation undor tho now law which be
came offoctlvo July 1.
In 1918 their totul fixed by tho state
Enured at 8eand
Offlca at Chlemo,
board of equalization, now succeeded
by tho stato tax commission, was $3,
'10,22,429, mil valuation.
Rate Increases allowed by the legis
lature. 1919, for the city of Chicago,
maximum and minimum for general
purport's, rosu from $1.20 to $2.t", or
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
The City Council Flni.nco Commit
tee on Monday i decided upon a. great
reduction of city employes as tho way
out of the llnunclal situation facing
After live weeks' discussion of the
$1.0011,00(1 difference between esti
mated levenucs and estimated expen
ditures for 1920 and the salary and
wage Increaso requests, which nmount
to about $.",000,000. tho committee ap
proved a budget making policy which
would cost the Jobs of 1,200 city em
ployes, nine-tenths of them civil Her
Nice men and women.
The action was taken In executive
session, but It Is known that, under
a plan submitted by the elllcleucy
stall', tho reduction, If made, will be
about as follows:
."00 members of the police depart
ment :i00 members of the Ire department.
Talk About Men and Matters
Connected With Public Affairs
in All the Different Camps
Aldermanlc candidates In tho thirty
llvo wards of tho city at tho nonparti
san election Tuesday, Feb. 24, as their
namos will appear on tho ballot for
tho Ilrst precinct In each ward and
by rotation In tho succeeding pre
First Ward John J. Coughlln, Guy
V. Van Allen.
Second Robort R. Jackson. A. I).
Porrlgo, Richard E. Westbrooks.
Third Ulysses S. Schwartz.
Fourth Potor P. Huedtlor. Alex
Motko, John A. RIchort.
Fifth Thomas A. Doyle, Robert J.
Mulcahy, Frank A. Sutlln, Frederick
Sixth Charles Scrlhner Eaton.
Sovonth Guy Gueinsoy, Allen G
Eighth Georgo R. Bard, Ernest M.
Cross, Martin S. Furman, Thomas A.
Groen, John II. Jones.
Ninth John M. Uorg, Adam Gerlu
ger, Sholdon W. Govlor, Thomas A.
Guluaue, Charles V. Johnson.
Tonth Gustnv A. Grosmaiij James
Elovonth Leonard Rutkowskl.
Twolfth Joseph Iiaumruk, Louis
Cejkn, Josoph Copak, Josoph A. Gor
hart, A. W. Kalfus, Elmer A. Kloln,
William Knourok, Joseph Novack, Jo
seph I, Novak, Joseph Placok, Iloury
Thirteenth Georgo C. Allon, James
A. Crolghton, John G. .Homo, John T.
Queonan, James T. Welch, Oliver O.
Fourteenth Charlos Dold, Charles
E. Grnydon, Josoph Hlgglns Smith.
Fifteenth John M. Collins, Morris
N. Friodland, Oscar Olson, Edward A.
Slxtoonth John A. Plotrowskl.
Sovonteonth Stanloy "Wnlkowink.
Eighteenth Roman! J. Grogan,
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WHOLE NUMBER 158JJ
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.95 per cent. For school purposes the
advanco was from .$1.20 to $1.80, or
.CO per cent. Cook county's general
purposes minimum went .10 per cent
higher, from .-15. Mothers' pension
fund and general outside rate ad
vanced .01 per cent.
Hilt eleil'B, electricians, labororsj
nnd other employes.
Tho man power reductions, it Is es
timated, will give tho rommltteo suf
llclent funds to allow Increases which,
If applied equally to tho city's 18,00(1
employes, will mean wage anil salary
Increases of 7 per cent.
At Monday's session proposals to
submit two budgets to tho council, ouo
providing for wage Increases If they
should be approved in the form of a
$11,000,000 bond Issue at tho April IS
election, and tho other providing for
Increases with corresponding pay roll
cuts, failed to pass the committee.
If tho law department declares tho
bond Issue plan legal It probably will
bo advanced on the council Moor as n
way to get the city "out of tho hole"
and also to glvo larger pay boosts.
The plan approved Monday would
increaso the 1919 appropriation foi
st rent cleaning by $1,000,000.
Mnurlco F Kawinnqh, John W. Mas
kell, John Mulloy.
Nineteenth -James 11. Uowior.
Twontloth Matt Franz.
Twenty-llrst. Charles J. Agiiow,
Elivnr Andorson, William C. Scherwnt,
Earl J. Walkor.
Twonty-second John II. llaulor,
Leo C. Kloiu, Andrew Lafln.
Twonty-lhlrd Walter P. Stoffon.
Twonty-fourth John Iladorlpln,
Adolph W. Ilarrack. Albert .1. Heagl,
Marshall V. Kearuoy. Joseph A.
Twonty-flfth Frunk J. Link.
Twenty-sixth William Albright,
Thomas R, Caspurs. Jamos Marshall,
Twenty soont)i John Nowton Bar
bee, John L. M. DoVos, Nowton Jen
kins, ChrJst A. .Toiisou, John S. Peter
son, Joseph A. Rogers.
Twonty-eUhth Max Adamowskl,
Thomns Lovlsh, Georgo Wagner.
Twonty-nlnth Thomas F. Byrne.
Thirtieth - - Josoph P. Flanagan,
Thomas J. O'Grady, William R. O'
Toolo. Thirty-first Toronco F. Mornn,
David I. Swanson.
Thlrty-socond Charlos A. Bard,
John G. Clay, Henry Groonlor, John II.
Lylo, John L. Wellington.
Third-third Albort O. Andorson,
Will Boodeck, Frank U. Link, Erwln
W. Rolckmau, Thomas L. Sinter.
Thirty-fourth Georgo E. Sankstono,
Thlrty-ntth Robort II. Howo,
Thomas J. Lynch.
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