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NEW P. 0. NEE
But When It Is Built It Should
Located in the Heart of
the West Side
Where Car Lines Carry People North and South.
East and West, to All Sec
tions of City
Chicago needs a now postolllco
building and needs it badly right
Tho now building should bo located
lu tho center of tho groat West Sldo
whoro car lines aro direct routes to
north and south, cast and west dis
tricts of tho city.
It should not bo located at Canal
street or any other Btreot that 13
merely a clumping ground for a few
railroad lines and their attendant
fruit stands and lunch countors.
A pamphlet setting forth Chicago's
lmmcdluto need for u now postolllco
was lssuud uy u 'jomm.aou headed by
Postmaster W. 13. Carlilo, Mayor
Thompson, Charles II. Wncker, and
others. U has been prepared for
presentation to congress and for tho
Information of tho commercial mid
business Interests of Chicago.
"In the dorado between tho occu
pancy of tho temporary postolllco on
tho lako front and tho return to tho
prcsont building at Clurlc and Adams
streets, In Octobor, 1905," tho pamph
let reads, "tho postolllco business In
creased In volumo equivalent to tho
combined postolllco business of Balti
more, Jersey City, and Omaha In tho
fiscal year 1919.
"In tho fourteen years slnco then
tho postolllco business has Increased
in volumo equivalent to tho combined
business of noston, Jcrsoy City, De
troit, Kansas City, and Cincinnati In
"Now, If n postolllco Inadequate for
Chicago In 1905 Is supposed fourteen
years lator to houso and handlo mall
equivalent to tho ontlro mail of thoso
flvo great cities in 1919, it needs no
argument to provo that a now post
olllco Is an absoluto necessity.
"Tho exuet flguros of Chicago's In
creaso In receipts from tho salo of
stamps In thoso fourteen years nro
?25,893,892.9n, or 211 per contj and In
mall, 200,008 tons, or 278 por cent.
"Even whon tho present building
was occupied tho postolllco had out
grown Its facilities, Two years later
tho movement for u now building was
"Slnco then tho Interior has been
romodoled for moro space, machinery
has been Introduced for handling mall,
additional stations and buildings wore
routed lu tho coutial part of tho city,
and terminal stations established In
tho railway depots; but tho conges
Items of Interest Concerning Men
and Measures in the
Cook county, It is certain now, is
to havo a ho id of goats roaming over
its forest prosorvo. Tho purchaso of
tho animals to Biipply nourishment
for tuborculor patlonts was docldcd
largest Weellj' Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing
t2 Per Year In Advance.
tion at tho postolllco has gono on In
creasing until tho servlco has slowed
up to a point which detrimentally af
fects tho commercial and financial In
terests of Chicago and tho mlddlo
' Wo need a slto nnd wo need a
building, and there should bo no delay
In taking action In tho matter."
ALL HONOR KRAUS
Great Chicago Citizen is Ban-
qucttcd at the Hotel LaSalle
By 500 of His Legion of
Former President Taft Leads In
Telling the Feelings of His Ad
mirers and His Wonderful
Thero nio few men lu Chicago
whoso names havu been entwined to
a greater extent with tho jjiowth
nnd advancement of tho city morally
and materially than Adolf Kraus. It
was with pleasure thoieforo, that
many citizens who had not hoard of
tho Intended honor paid to Mr. Kraus
by some of his lrleuds lead tho fol
lowing record of tho event in tho
Trlbuno of Febnuuy 27:
"Fifty yearH ogo Adolf Krnus cumo
to Chicago frlondless and penniless.
Ho found work as a clerk in a cloth
ing storo on S. Halsted st.
"YOstordoy Mr. Kraus was 70 years
old. And lu nolobratlou of tho day,
500 of his friends, .low and gontllo
alike, mot at Hotel La Sallo to do
honor to him. Among his guests
wcro some of tho wealthiest citizens
of Chicago. And thero woro thoso
whom ho had helped from tho gutter.
Ilusluess mon, judges, public figures,
nnd an ox-picsldcnt of tho United
States took pnit in tho oxorclses
which brought tears to tho eyes of
tho onco frlondless Jow.
"'Ho has not dedicated his Ufa to
tho accumulation of monoy,' said Wil
liam Howard Taft, long friend of Mr.
Kiuus. 'Ho Is not one of thoso ablo
to ci onto big foundations and to mako
great donations. Ho has boon not a
giver, but a doer. I am proud that
one In our profession of law has dono
so much for others without compen
sation. " 'Horn In Ilohouiln, ho enmo to this
country to escapo tho rigors of Aus
trian militarism. Ills early ox
porlonno In seeking a livelihood was
not oncoui aging. His fingers could
not mako cigars thnt would sell ami
ho did not find nt onco that easo of
oppoitunlty of which this country
llkos to boast. Hut uudor tho spur of
necessity and with u tonaelty of pur
Poho ho slowly won his way over ob
stacles along tho urnd to success and
on at tho last mlnuto by tho county
hoard nt its meeting Monday. Tho
plan, which was proposed somo tlmo
ago, had about boon forgotton by tho
hoard on account of tho scarcity of
funds, but for several wooks it bad
boon accupying tho attention of In
fluential persons who woro anxious to
seo It roallzod. Among theso woro
Jamos A. Patten, John G, Shedd,
fieorgo A. Marcy and Mrs. Ira Couch
Wood. 00111111188101101" Ilobeit W. Mc
Klnlay m,ado a strong stand for tho
purchaso of tho goats and won In tho
fitted himself for tho profession of
"It was with tho cldor Carter Har
rison thnt Mr. Kraus becamo identi
fied with Chicago politics. They
were closo friends. Years later ho
helped tho young Carter In bis ilrst
campaign for tho mayoralty.
"Mr. Kraus becamo corporation
i fwA . ' ...ft'. . .
Leading Chicago Lawyer, Former
counsel uudor tho elder llarilson and
ropoits of his olllco showed ho did
not loso a coso during his term. Ho
sorved six yours on tho hoard of edu
cation, and was piesldont of tho
board for four years. Lator ho be
camo piesldont of tho civil servlco
"Mr. Kraus and tho Ilrst Curtor
llnrrihon nt ono tlmo owned tho Chi
cago Tlmos. Of Into years ho has
dovotod his tlmo to tho Il'nal IVrith,
of which ho Is both local and na
tional presldont. Tho dinner last
night woh glvon uudor tho auspices
of that wolf aro organization.
"Mr, Kinus recolved scores of tolo
grams fioin ovory pnrt of tho coun
try and cablegrams fioin Europo con
gratulating him on his sovoutloth
birthday. Many woro read at tho din
ner. "Simon Wolf was toastmastor."
GOES TO NA
TIONAL CITY BANK
Popular Director of Publicity of
Chicago Telephone Company
Becomes Vice President of
Big Financial Institution.
David It. Forgan, president of tho Na
tional City bank, announces that Clif
ford Arrlck has been made a vlco
president of that great financial In
stitution. Mr. Arrlck will assume- his now
duties April 1.
For tho past ton years Clifford
Anlck has been director of publicity
for tho Chicago Telephone- company.
How well ho performed his duties Is
attested by everybody.
"Clifford Arrlck started his busi
ness career tit tho ago of 15 as a pago
lu tho United States senate," said
Mr. Forgnn In announcing the ap
pointment. "Later he was associated with tho
topographic corps of tho United
States Geographical Survey, and loft
that organization to accept tho posi
tion of private secretary to W. II.
Corporation Counsel, President of the
Who Wns Banqueted by Friends.
II. Miller, attorney geiioral of tho
United States dm lug tho llarilson
"During tho Spanlsh-Ainorlcnn war,
Mr. Anlck served as major and pay
master of volunteers, and at tho closo
of tho war filled mauagoriul positions
with tho Union mid Marlon Tutst
companies of Indianapolis.
"Lator ho ontorcd tho bond busi
ness and whllo so engaged formed a
connection with tho lloll Tolophono
system. In 1912 ho camo to Chicago
as director of publicity for tho cen
tral group of tolophono companies,
which wns organized, with I). K. Sun
ny nt Its head to oporato with tho
Chicago Tolophono company, tho
Cleveland Tolophono company, tho
Wisconsin, Michigan nnd Central
Union Tolophono compnnlos.
"Mr. Anlck should givo added
strength to tho National City bank."
1HKA Sk. -J'-SfflSBSKm '
FOR MORE LIGHT
Chicago Streets Should Be Better
Lighted Than They Are at Present
and Bonds Are Needed
City Council Should Ask for Permission to Issue
Bonds for Lighting and for
Chicago needs more street lights
and more bridges also.
Voters at tho election of April 13
may bo asked to approve bond Issues
amounting to $30,000,000 for Im
proved street lighting, a convention
hall nnd tho completion of tho 1911
B'nal B'rlth and Progressive Citizen
and 1010 bildgo building proginnis.
Tho council llnanco commltteo Is
on tho brink of lceonnnending tho
big expenditure lu splto of tho fact
that tho city Is bonded almost to Its
Arguments by Aldermen Schwartz,
Cnpltaln and Wallace caused tho com
mltteo to dolor action. Drlelly tholr
To spond $30,000,000 in building
now would bo to diminish tho supply
of labor and matoilals, increase al
ready high prices and wages, thus
hampoiiiig tho consti notion of homes
and iipiutnicnts for which their is
It is pioposed that tho $30,000,000
ho spout as follows:
WQIITING, $15,000,000 To ho
spent nt the rato of $3,000,000 a year
for flvo years.
imiDCES, $10,000,000 For con
structlon of bridges at the following
streets: Ono Hundredth, Fuller,
Weed, Clark, One Hundred nnd Sixth,
La Snllo, Carpenter, Polk, Van Duron
nnd South Crawford nvenue.
CONVENTION HALL, $5,000,000
For a combination memorial nnd con
vention hall. No site bus been se
lected. DESERVE BETTER PAY
Tho overworked letter carriers nnd
postolllco clerks will have to sigh
in vain for moro monoy.
No moro deserving clnss of men can
ho found In tho country.
Moro thon that, hecnuso of lusulll
dent funds tho postal service Is far
from being olllclent.
Moro men and better paid men nro
It necessary tho into of letter pos
tage should bo raised.
No ono complained when tho letter
postngo was lalsed from 2 conts to
3 conts for letters outsldo tho city.
This temporary raise netted Uncle
Sam $119,000,000 In ono year.
No ono was pleased when tho rato
was reduced to 2 cents.
Now tho overworked letter carriers
aro to havo their work luci eased be
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
llndlcal changes In the methods of
budget making and money raising
are planned by Aid. Clayton F. Smith
of tho Twonty-olghth ward, who an
nounced his Intention to ask tho coun
cil to reorganize tho llnanco commit
tee so that it will consist only of
chairmen of other committees.
His impose Is to give this com
mittee autlunlty to collect compen
sations for special pilvlleges, rents,
licenses, inspection feus nnd all other
matters now- handled by other coun
"Tho Idea," said Aid Smith, "Is to
make It u committee on icwium nnd
Talk About Men and Matters
Connected With Public Affairs
in All the Different Camps
Roger C. Sullivan Is lu Washington
transacting business and conferring
with tho nntloiinl lenders of his party.
Thoro was n tlmo sovoial weeks bo
foro Mr. Sullivan loft for Florida
whon his health was not good. Now
It Is said that ho Is in flnor plryslcul
condition than for a long tlmo.
Ilo will go lrom Washington to Hot
Springs, which Is according to his
yearly program. Whon ho loft Chi
cago ho announced that ho would bo
In Hot Springs Maich 5, so that his
political l'liondH might go thoio nnd
koep him company, as has been tholr
wont. Tho stop at Hot Springs is
mado to break tho transition from
tho sunny south to tho cold and homo
tlmos troachorous March weather of
WHOLE M VM1UUI 1 5S5
cause, according to n Washington dis
patch, favorable report on tho annual
postolllco appropriation bill, with an
amendment providing for a 1 cent drop
letter rato was ordered by tho senato
This bencllts tho circular 11 end and
Injures tho postal servlco.
FOR JUST TAXES
Property Owners Outside of the
Loop Resent What They
Call a Very Unjust
Homo owners and owners of realty
outsldo of tho loop nro loud In tholr
piotcst ngnll.'s"4 'Wllot thby consider un
Tlioy nro raised over 31 por cont
on tholr valuation while tho loop dis
trict escapes as usual with tho samo
porcentago as tho llttlo fellow.
All business Is driven to tho loop
by every bit of city legislation.
Rents in tho loop havo boon raised
exorbitantly. The loop taxes on in
come propci ty Rhould bo raised accord
ingly. Vincent 12. Ouaino, tho well known
real estate man, Is talked of for
county commissioner. Ho would
mako an Ideal public olllclal as bo
Is honest and painstaking and thor
oughly conversant with tho needs of
expenditures, rather than moroly a
llnanco committee that spends money,
raised In va.s unknown to tho com
mittee. What big business could stir
vivo It ono lioaid was empowered to
spend monoy, while another had to
"Thoro Is no loasou wo cannot havo
n business administration for tho
city If we try for it. For Instance,
wo do nil soils of Inspection work,
for which tho citizens pay. Much of
this woik might ho made to pay for
ItM'If. Thus, If wo cannot lower
tiiNes, wo may at least puvnt thorn
"Thoro is no political significance
In tho fact that u number of Dem
ocratic leadors wont to Floilda to
visit Mr. Sullivan and that othors
aio going to Hot Springs," snld
County Cicik Roboit M. Swoltzor.
"Tlioy go to koop him company as
much as anything olse, as Mr. Sulli
van is a man who always likes to bo
suriounded with friends. Ills health
bus Improved wondoi fully."
Largest Weekly Circulation Among
People of Influenco and Standing