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Offto at Chlono, Illinois, unr Act f March t, 1l7t.
Entered ai Seeend CIm Matter October 11,
Office at Chlcigo, llllnole, Kdder AMelM
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ALL FOR LOWDEN
Republican Factions in Illinois Line Up
Solidly and Without Division for
Popular Governor for President
State Central Committee Unanimous in Endorse
ment and Approval of His Candidacy
Adopts Urging Resolutions
The flfty-olght dolegatcs to tho Re
publican national convention will voto
for tho nomination of Governor Frank
O. Lowdon for President,
Tho Republican Stato Commlttco
has ondorsod his candidacy unani
mously. All factions havo united upon him.
Tho city hall In Chicago, concerning
which thero has boon much specula
tion, takes this position: Its candi
dates for delegates, filed as having
"no preferenco" under tho Illinois law,
will abldo by tho voto cast In tho re
spective congressional districts In Chi
cago at tho profcrcntlal primary on
Tho full forco of tho city hall or
ganization will bo placed behind tho
expression of tho preferential voto for
Gov. Lowdcn, rathor than for Maj.
Gen. Wood, Gov. Lowdon's only direct
contender In Illinois. In this" tho'cliy
hall joins with tho Dcncon and 13 run
dago factions in Cook county In lln
. ing up behind tho Lowdcn candidacy.
Thoro is no antl-Lowdeu fight in tho
fifteen districts outsldo of Chicago.
Moreover, tho eight delegates at
largo, uudoi' tho call issued by tho
Btatq commlttco, unquestionably will
bo thos,o who favor, most strongly,
tho nomination of Gov. Lowdcn.
WILL NAME TWENTY
Tho voters of tho Republican and
Democratic parties will choso ward
committeemen for tho ensuing two
years at tho primary April 13.
Ono of tho duties of tho men to bo
chosen at that tlmo will bo the nomi
nating of twenty candidates for Judges
of tho Circuit Court and ono candi
date for Judgo of tho Superior Court.
Tho list of Republican candidates is
First Ward Francis P. Drady, W.
Second Edward II. Wright, War
ren D. Douglas.
Third Robort R. Levy, William A.
Dither, C. Arch Williams.
Fourth Arthur W. Sullivan, Dart J.
Evans, Thomas J. Flnucano.
Fifth Honry L. Langosch, Law
rence F. King.
Sixth Roy O. WoBt, Robort J. Mc
Laughlin, Willis O. Nanco.
Seventh Charlos N. Goodnow, A.
C. Motzgor, G. W. Porter.
Eighth P. II. Moynlhan, Harry
Ninth Wnltor a. Davis, A. Zylstrn,
E. E. Ertsman.
Tenth Tuamus Curran, Gcorgo J.
Eleventh Charlos V. Darrott, Lo
Twelfth August W. Miller, W. G.
Dock, A. W. Knlfas.
Thirteenth David W. Clark.
Items of Interest Concerning
and Measures in the
Peter Rolnborg, nntlvo son of Chi
cago, presldont of tho Board of Coun-
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Fourteenth William II. Dcllcnback,
A. N. Todd.
Fifteenth Paul II. Wlcdcl, James
SIxtconth Joseph P. Kinsella, Dan
iel D. Coffey.
Sovontcoth Lowls D. Sltts, Fred.
Eighteenth James A. Fleming, Ho
mer K. Gnlpln, C. F. Melnhard.
Nineteenth Chrlstophor Mamor, G.
Twentieth Morris Ellor.
Twenty-first Jamos F. Durns,
Charles E. Peace, E. It. Lltzlnger, J.
Twenty-second Alfred J. Schroo
tcr, Titus Haffc, C. G. Kempff, Ed
ward J. Halvka.
Twonty-thlrd Edward J. Drundngo,
Eugono II. Dupoo.
Twenty-fourth' Leonard A. Brun
dace, Arthur A. Huhnko.
Twenty-fifth Charlos R. Francis,
Charles W. Peters, Georgo K.
Twenty-sixth John C. Cannon, Wil
liam II. Wcsboy, E. J. Holno.
Twonty-sovorith Thomas T. Quln
Ian, Loroy Mllnor, W. C. Eggors.
Twenty-eighth Joseph F. Haas,
Thomas F. Dyrno.
Twenty-ninth Ernost Wlthall, Leon
ard G. Hold.
Thirtieth Thomas J. Hcaly, James
Thlrty-flrst William II. Rold.
Thirty-second Julius A. Johnson,
Thirty-third Georgo Hltzman, John
Thirty-fourth Charlos Vavrlk, S. P.
Rodorick, Frank Simpson, Henry
Schmidt, J. W. Schulman, P. W. Roth
onborg. Thirty-fifth C. J. Potors, Arthur A.
Whltnoy, Doryl D. Collins.
Tho democratic candldntos for ward
First Ward Michael Kenna.
Second William J. Graham.
Third Thomas D. Nash.
Fourth John F. Dolton, Waltor J.
Fifth Patrick J. Carr, Albert Bin
ger, Fred Dahl, Rudolph Dlavka, Sam
uel Durt, Nicholas Thul.
Sixth John P. Gibbons, A. F. Colo
man. Sovonth Jamos M. Whalen, Charles
Donnett, Charles Drust, Joseph Lamb.
Eighth John M. Mack.
Ninth John J. Leonard.
Tenth Joseph A. Mondel, Anton
Elovonth A. J. Sabath.
Twelfth Anton J. Cormak, Otto
Thirteenth Martin J. O'Brien.
Fourteenth Patrick A. Nash.
Fifteenth Thomas P. Keano.
Slxtoonth Stanloy II. Kunz, Frank
Seventeenth Josoph Rusklowlcz,
Elghtoonth Bernard J. Grogan,
Claronco Potter, J. P. Pompol, Charles
ty Commissioners and tho County
Forest Prosorves, for olght years nl
dorman for tho 26th ward, nnd a for
mor president of tho Board of Educa
tion, colobratod his sixty-second birth
day, Frlonds smothered him with
congratulations. Potor was born at
what now is North Roboy and Bal
moral stroots, His fathor cama to
Cook county in 1848. Tho Rolnberg
family still owns a considerable part of
tho original Rolnborg farm.
Johnson, Gcorgo Lyons, Robert Far
mer. Nineteenth John Powers, Jeremiah
Twcntloth Dennis J. Egan.
Twenty-first John F. O'Malloy.
Twenty-socond Rudolph L. Schnpp.
Twonty-thlrd Joseph L. Gill.
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Twenty-fourth Frank F. Roeder.
Twonty-flfth Harry R. Gibbons.
Twonty-slxth Honry A. Zondcr.
Twonty-sovonth Noll Murloy.
Twonty-olghth Claytou F. Smith.
Twenty-ninth Emmott Whealan.
Thirtieth Joseph M. Pltzgorald.
Thirty-first Mtchaol K. Sheridan.
Thirty-second Frank J. Walsh, Ed.
Shoohy, J. J. Sullivan, W. T. McMauon,
Thomas J. O'Neill, J. J. Callahan, W.
J, Cummlngs, J, Kennedy, Jamos Hot
Thirty-third Timothy J. Clowo. .
Thirty-fourth Joseph O. Kostnor.
Thirty-fifth William P. Feonoy,
Jamos T. Igoo,
Frank P. Swoltzor Is ono of tho most
popular young men In tho real estato
and business world. TTn nnmlmrn liln
I friends by tho hundreds.
GHICAOOv SATUJtDAY, MAKCIL
Tho National Ropubllcan Commlttco
mot In Chicago on Monday to mako
arrangements for tho national conven
tion. National Treasurer Fred W. Uphum
was tho host at his homo nt luncheon
to all of tho commlttpemen, as well as
to tho campaign chairmen for tho pres
National Chairman Hays presided
ovor tho conferenco of tho thlrty-ono
national committeemen. Routlno mat
tors wcro disposed of, ho said, and
nothing happened within tho confer
enco that reflected the belligerency of
tho party spokesmen along presiden
tial row and In tho prlvato rooms of
tho commlttco mombcrs.
Tho commlttco on arrangements for
tho national convention, confronted by
tho cold demand for 50,000 tickets to
tho Coliseum, which will scat only 13,
000 persons, worked all day on tho
issuo of distribution of tickets. Even
tually tho plan waB agreed to unani
mously that tickets shall bo issued to
tho national committeemen In direct
proportion to tho voting strength of
their states on tho convention floor.
"It will bo tho greatest Republican
convention in history," said A. T. Hert
of Kentucky, chairman of tho arrange-
FRANK 0. LOWDEN
Who Is the Unanimous Choice of Illinois
monts committee. "Tho demand for
tickets as mado today is astounding.
Tho spirit of tho country sooms thor
oughly Ropubllcan. Everybody wants
to bo hero to witness tho nomination
of tho next presldont of tho United
Charlos J. Agnow, popular caudldato
for alderman of tho 21st Ward, was
tondcrcd a dinner at Corslglla Bros,'
famous restaurant on Tuesday night.
Thoro was spcechmaklng and a pleas
ant tlmo. Among tho many present
woro: Gus Corslglla, Joo Corslglla, Mr.
and Mrs. John Berry, Joseph E. Flana
gan, formor Cook county commission
er, Mr, and Mrs. Charlos J. Agnow,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Gardolla, Mrs. F.
Bakor, Mrs. II. Kralso, Mr. and Mrs.
J. II. Berg.
GAS RATES LESS
Samuel Insull Shows Council Committee
That Lower Charges to Public Will Fol
low Adoption of Subsidiary Plan
Tendency of the
Samuel Insull, chairman of tho board
of directors of tho gas company, held
out to tho gas litigation commlttco of
tho city council tho prospect of lower
gas rates, to bo brought about through
tho forming of tho proposed gas pro
ducing subsidiary company.
Ho went into details regarding or
ganization of tho now company, do
daring ho believed It a good proposi
tion for tho consumers,
"Forming of tho subsidiary," ho
said, "will enable tho Peoples Gas,
Light and Coko company to purchaso
gns at 12 cents a thousand foot less
than tho parent company could manu
facture it. ' This should onablo tho
company to savo approximately $1,-
300,000 a yoar, or over n porlod of
twenty years a saving of $40,000,000.
"Tho tendency of tho contract will
bo to roduco ratos to tho consumers.
Our effort in making this contract is to
build up tho crodlt of tho Peoples com
pany so that In six years it can acquire
Ho said tho prima object in viow in
forming tho subsidiary is not econ
omy, but noccsslty; that tho gas com
pany, unablo to meet tho domauds
mado upon It .for gas, or to flnnnco a
now plant, was compelled to call in
tho Koppors company of Pennsylvania
to build tho $13,000,000 subsidiary,
Contract Will Be to Reduce
the Consumers and Re
which has been given tho approval of
tho stato public utilities commission.
Touching on tho gas company's
finances, ho said It had not mado its
fixed charges In Its running expenses
in 1918 or 1919, but had hopes of
doing so this year.
Ho seemed to lay somo of tho blnmo
for tho stato of tho company's llnnnces
upon tho city, remarking that tho com
pany had mado a "mistake" in coming
to tho city In 1915 with its request for
permission to change tho standard of
tho supply of gas.
"Wo realized wo should go to tho
stato public utilities commission," ho
said. "But, of courso, wo want to co
oporato with tho government bodies
of tho community.
"Tho handling of our romiont, which
should not havo taken more than a
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
This Hummer work will commenco
on tho construction of tho new south
west water tunnel from tho lako to
Western avenue undor 73rd strcot.
Tho city council flnnnco committee,
nt work on tho 1920 water budget,
approved tho oxpondlturo of $500,000
to begin work as soon as practicable.
Tho committee, however, did not ap
prove City Engineer Combs' recom
mendation that $500,000 bo spent this
year in initial construction of tho Wil
liam Halo Thompson pumping sta
tion. Tho tunnel is to uct as feeder
for tho station. Work on tho station
will probably begin in 1921.
Mr. Combs asked tho commltteo to
uuthorlzo $11,765,000 to bo spent from
tho water fund this year. Wntor rev
enues amount to $9,500,000 annually
and expenses last year woro $7,336,000.
Mr. Combs recommendod that $2,125,
000 bo spent for rehabilitation and
$1,994,000 for now construction work.
Tho commlttco voted to bring tho
Talk About Men and Matters
Connected With Public Affairs
in All the Different Camps
Women cannot voto for delegates to
tho nntlonnl convention or for party
committeemen at tho primary election
Tuesday, April 13, It was announced
at tho olllce of Louis L. Emerson, sec
retary of state.
Robert R. Lovy, caudldato of tho
rogular organization for committee
man of tho Third ward, charges Arch
Williams, tho Doneon candidate with
being a "stalking horso for tho City
Frank Wallace ha3 withdrawn us a
candldato for Democrntla ward com
mitteeman In tho Fourteenth ward,
leaving tho flold clear to P. A. Nash,
tho present committeeman.
Tho raco for Ropubllcan ward com
mitteeman of tho Sixth ward bocamo a
throo cornored affair when Dr. Willis
O, Nanco launched his campaign as
candldato of tho Brundngo organiza
tion. Dr. Nanco will bo opposed by
Robert McLaughlin, tho Thompson
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couple of months and would not havo
taken longer if handled by buslnosa
men, took not far short of two years.
Mcanwhllo tho cost of gas and tho ma
terlnlB that go Into It wcro mounting
and tho company's credit was bolnu
NO M0NEYF0R SCHOOLS
Figures givon out by Supt. Peter
A. Mortonson show thnt tho Board of
Education financially Is at the cud of
Kb rnpo. IJy tho closo of 1911 it will
havo reached tho limit of Its borrow
ing power. Then, unless moio rovo
nuo Is available, It will havo to cut
teachers' HalarlcB 35 per cent or closo
one-third; of tho schools, nccoidlng to
cstlmatoi of school trustees.
water fund expenditures within tho
Among tho expenditures which Mr.
Combs plans for this yoar aro:
Improvements on tho Central Park
avenue station, $580,000.
Substitution of electrical for steam
power nt tho Chicago avenuo stutloii,
Improvements at tho 22nd Btioet,
Harrison strcot, nnd 14th 'strcot stur
Tho (most for rovonuo to pi event a
big layoff of city employes went on
yesterday, Aid. Ccrmak'a subcommit
tee recommending tho following It
Manufacturers and dealers In musi
cal Instruments, $50 to $200 annually.
Manufacturers and dealers in wag
ons, carriages, trucks, automobiles,
and uutomobllo bodies, $50 to $200.
Itlnorant merchants salesmen from
other cities who display tholr wares hi
I hotel rooms $50 a day.
candldato, and Roy O. Wost, Donoen
Josoph F. Haas, popular candldato
for Republican committeeman of tho
28th ward, has Issued nn address to
tho voters. Ho refers to tho fact that
tho commlttco will havo tho naming
of tho Ropubllcan candldato for
twenty places on tho Circuit Court
bench and one placo on tho Superior
Court bench. "Voters cannot nfford to
take any chnnco In choosing tho ward
committeeman," Mr. Hans said. "Thoy
havo to elect men of tho utmost
probity and men in whom they can
placo Implicit confldonco, for tho sim
ple reason that tho now law of tho
stato of Illinois practically tuniB over
to thorn tho selection of tho judges of
tho Circuit and Superior Courts."
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