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WOOD IS GAINING
Sentiment Among Republicans for the
Nomination of That Popular Man for
President Is Growing Every Day
Leaders in All Walks of Life Are Declaring for
Him and Men of Strength
Leonard Wood In rapidly coming to
tho front ns tho probablo Republican
candidate for Prosldont.
Tho chnngo In sontlmcnt in Chicago
Leaders In nil lines of thought and
in all walks of llfo aro doclaring for
If this boom continues, and thcro Is
no reason to doubt but that it will,
Wood will bo nominated.
Tho feeling is widespread all over
Tho East is solid for him.
Every Western Stato that declares
its prcferonco gives Wood tho lead.
Take South Dakota which voted tho
other day. Tho following Associated
Press dispatch from Sioux Falls shows
who tho favorlto Is In that state:
Sioux Fnlls, S. D., March 24. With
about nine-tenths 'of tho city voto
throughout tho stato recorded, tabu
lated results of Tuesday's primary
election on indorsement nf a republi
can candidato for prosident today
showed tliORO totals from 70S of 1)740
Ten counties, mostly in romoto sec
tions such as tho Bad Lands roglon,
lmvo not reported. Thcso counties
liavo 142 voting precincts and many of
them aro isolated from railroad and
Tho cloven missing counties lmvo a
total of only 173 voting precincts.
Tabulated returns included comploto
or almost comploto returns from Lead,
Deadwood, Sioux Falls, Aberdcon,
Mitchell, Huron, Piorro, Yankton,
Watortown, Madison, Canton, Vermil
ion and a scoro of smaller cities.
Wood recoived strong support in tho
Black Hills and many far-west pre
cincts aro Included in thoso which
woro not heard from.
GAS IATE WILL
Representatives of tho Peoples Qas
Light and Coko company completed
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
Mayor Thompson's friends among
tho aldermon uro buckling tholr belts
for a determined fight to organize- tho
now city council nt homo instead of al
lowing tho responsibility to bo placed
in tho hands of a commltteo on com
mittees, ns in former years. Tho
movement was started with tho intro
duction of a resolution to this effect
by Aid. Scott M. Hogan In tho city
council yesterday. Tho moasuro was
ordered published and doforrod and
may bo called up for dobato at any
tlmo its author sees fit,
Tho move is intended to checkmate
tho Municipal Voters' league In its an
nual raovo to bring about a nonparti
san organization of tho council. It Is
tho custom for tho monitors of tho
city council to moot and chooso a com
mitted of eight mombors from varlou
sections of tho city to bo known as
tho commltteo on . committees. In
order to porform tholr work quietly
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tholr testimony and arguments boforo
tho public utilities commission on their
request for a continuanco of tho pres
ent rato of 85 cents per thousand
cubic feet of gas.
Although tho commission took no ac
tion on tho petition, it is expected that
tho request will bo granted. Tho pres
ent scalo expires on March 31. If no
notion woro taken it would rovcrt to
former rates. If tho commission ontors
an order authorizing tho continuanco
of tho present rates it will bo in effect
until Doc. 31, 1920, if no other action
is taken in tho meantime.
Walter I. Coble, attorney for the
company, testified that In tho four
months ending Dec. 31, 1919, tho com
pany operated at a not loss of 580,506
and that tho net incomo for tho year
1919 was $65,207.40. Ho said that in
his opinion tho company would bavo to
ask for un additional lncreasa in rates.
Chicago Boosters' Publicity Club
Is Doing Good Work.
W. Frank McCluro tho well-known
advertising man nnd wido awake citi
zen is doing good work as chairman
of tho Advertising Council of tho Chi
cago Boosters' Publicity Club.
Chicago's leading business mon
lmvo orgnnlzod to boost Chicago by
advertising to tho world tho honest
facts of this city's greatness.
This boosting campaign Js recog
nized as n business necessity, vitally
Important to tho wclfaro of ovoryono
In buslnoss horo, largo and small.
Tho purposo of this boosting Chi
cago plan is to doublo Chicago's popu
lation; to establish this city's power
and influonco upon tho national mind;
to Improve tho condition of our citi
zens by increasing their opportunities
in buslnoss and tholr happiness at
Following aro tho olllcors of tho
Officers and Directors.
Wm. Halo Thompson, president.
D. F. Kelly, first vlco prosldont.
Robt. J. McLaughlin, second vlco
Frodorlck II. Dartlett, treasurer.
and undisturbed by favor Booking
polltclans, It has bcon the custom of
this commltteo to leavo tho city to
organlzo tho various commlttoos for
tho onsulng year. Administration
backers hold that tho method is un
fair, and becauso of tholr enmity to
ward tho leaguo uro determined to
renew tho fight which thoy lmvo
waged unsuccessfully in former yoars.
Mayor Thompson allowed tho now
Garrlty pollco ordlnanco to go Into
offect without placing his signature
on tho document. No explanation was
offorod by tho oxocutivo for not sign
ing tho ordlnanco, but his secretary,
Charles Fltzmorrls, stated that thoro
was nothing unusual about allowing
ordinances to become law without tho
In other quurtors It was said tho
mayor wns not pleased with cortaln of
tho amendments mado to tho original
document and that If It does not work
out stuisfactorlly in tho futuro ho
would bo In a position to dodgo re
sponsibility .for It. As It stands now,
Chlof Garrlty Is loft to his own re
sources to mako good on his own
Everett C. IJrown, sccrotnry.
Thomas K. Wilson, chalrmans
13. J. Bumngton, Albert Hoefeld,
James Simpson, John O'Connor,
John A. Spoor, Georgo Seaman,
Robt. J. Thorno, Willis W. Bnird,
Fred. W. Uphnm, C. A. McCulloch,
Harry J. Powers, Alfred Decker,
Ernest It. Grahum, Adolph Kramor,
Edward Hlnos, Louis Eckstein,
Samuol Insult, John C. Shaffer,
Halo Holdou, J, L. Coatli,
Frank G. Logan, Roy D. Keohn,
John R..Thompson,Robt. W. Stewart,
Anrou Jones, Wm. Wrlgloy, Jr.
J. I lorry Solx,
Advisory Advertising Council.
W. Frank McCluro, chairman.
Earl Barber, Alfred Deckor & Colin.
S. C. Jones, Jas. S. Kirk & Co.
E. S. La Bart, Wilson &, Co.
Dana Howard, Commonwealth Edi
R. A. Browii, Marshall Field & Co.
A. C. Lang, N. IC. Falrbank Co.
L. G. Roynoldj, Stowort-AVarner
II. C. Dargor, Bluo Valloy Creamery
Charles A. Bonnlwell, Wm. J. Mox
Henry Schott, Montgomery Ward &
Tho Miller proposal for tho appoint
ment of tho Judita's for Chicago and
Cook county by tho governor got scant
encouragement (mm tho attorneys
who wero heard by the constitutional
convention on tho lawyers' field day.
The provision in tho plan of tho Chi
cago and Illinois Bar associations for
putting in tho hands ot tho governor
tho solcctlon of tho Judges of tho Chi
cago Municipal court fared no better.
Tho appointive idea was condemned
by Nathan William MncChosney ot
Chicago, B. M. Chlpcrflcld of Canton,
Circuit Juflgo Norman L. Jones of
Carrollton and Judgo David of tho
Superior court of Cook county.
"I bellovo thcro is no strong senti
ment anywhere for an appolntlvo
judiciary at this time,'' said Mr. Mac
Chcsncy. "If you could mako tho ap
pointments in a political, vacuum It
might bo all right I believe tho Miller
proposition contains n vicious olemont.
If it wero adopted it would bo posslblo
for six justices of tho Supremo court
coming from other counties thnn Cook
to select nil of (ho names from which
tho governor would have to appoint
judges for Cook. That would bo mani
"It you aro going to provido for an
New President of the Union League Club.
appolntlvo scheme, you must glvo tho
people for whom tho court Is to func
tion 8omo any in tho appointments."
Harry M. Grut, vlco prosident ot tho
Mercnntllo Trust & Savings Bank, at
Jackson boulevard and Clinton streets,
is ono of tho rising young men of
Chicago, Boforo accopting his presont
responsible position, Mr. Grut was con
ncctcd with tho Continental & Com
mercial National Bank. Ho is re
spected by tho business community
and by all with whom ho has como in
County Commissioner Albort Nowalc
has mado a splendid public record
slnco his election to tho county board.
Ho is always looking nftor tho inter
ests of tho peoplo as his votes provo.
Ills constituents nro proud of him and
well satisfied with his record.
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Union League Club Elects as Its
President Popular Yice-Presid ent of
Fort Dearborn National Bank
And at the Same Time Chooses
Leading Chicagoans to
The Union Leaguo Club, ono of tho
great Chicago organizations which
help mold public sentiment nnd keep
Chicago progressive and prosperous,
elected John Fletcher, popular vice
president of tho Fort Dearborn Na
tional Bank, ns Its president for the
ensuing year, at Its annual election on
Tho election wns a closo one, Mr.
Fletcher defeating Rov. John Tim
othy Stono, pastor of tho Fourth Pros
bytorlan church, by twelvo votes.
Dr. Stono was tho candidato for
president on tho "regular" ticket, and
until Mr. Flotchor's namo was en
tered by friends tho clergyman had
no opposition, it appears, however,
that thoro was soma sontlmcnt among
club members against tho election of
a clorgyman, and that thoro was somo
fear such an election would result In
stricter club regulations.
"I am glud Mr. Flotchor was
elected," said Dr. Stono. "Ho Is a
splondld man nnd will muko a most
cnpublo prosldont. Ho was tho mini
of my choice, and I shall bo glad to
glvo him all tho assistance I can."
Mr. Fletcher had llttlo to say.
"It was only a week ago that I was
put on tho members' ticket to run In
opposition to tho rogular ticket, and
tho result was a surpriso to mo," ho
said. "Tho Rov. Mr. Stono, as ovcry
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one knows, is a man of tho highest
type, nnd would, I am sure, have made
nn excellent president. Tho voto was
All the othur candidates on tho reg
ular tlckot wore elected. They aro:
George T. Buckingham, first vlco pros
ident, David L. Goodwilllc, second
vice president; Clifford Arrlck, treas
urer; Cornollus M. Trowbridge, sec
retary, and Brltton I. Budd, Herbert
G. P. Deans and Paul E. Wilson di
rectors for threo years.
Director of Three Banks.
Mr. Fletcher was born In Williams
burg, la., In 1S79. Ho was connected
with the Cedar Rapids National bank
for a number of years nnd came to
Chicago In 1907 ns assistant cashier
of the Drovers' Nuttonnl bank. From
11)10 to 1914 ho wns president of that
bank and Is still one ot Its directors.
vEnterlng tho servlco of tho Fort
Dearborn Nntlonnl bank In 1914, ho
was elected vlco president. Ho- !i di
rector of thnt bank nnd of the Englc
wood Stato bank, director and vico
president of tho Burnsido Steel com
pany, treasurer of tho Brlscoo Motor
corporation and tho Chicago Bearing
Metal company and chairman of tho
ways and moans commltteo of tho
Talk About. Men and Matters
Connected With Public Affairs
in All the Different Camps
Oscar F. May.cr, Jr., son of tho
treasurer of tho forest presorvo com
mission, Is the lowest salaried man In
tho county employ. Ho was appointed
assistant to his fnthor at a salary of
$1 a month, under heavy bond.
The County board formally decided
to erect tho now Juvonllo detention
home on tho triangular site at Roose
velt load nnd Ogdon avenue, which
will cost $130,000.
After Tuesday's registration tho
poll books of Chicago showed that tho
additional names of GS.701 voters
52,193 men and 1(5,208 women woro
registered for tho April aldormanlc
and presldontial preference primary
This Increases tho city's total regis
tration to 810,117.
Chief Clerk James V. Sullivan of
tho election commission attributes
Tuesday's heavy registration to Inter
est In contosts ovor wnrd committee
ships and to tho activity ot presi
Supplementary aldorinanle election
will ho hold on April fl In thoso wards:
Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, Twelfth, Twenty
first, Twenty-second, Twenty-fourth,
Twonty-alxth, and Twenty-seventh
wards, and thero will bo a preliminary
oloctlon lu tho Elovonth for tho Cul
It Is said that tho woman voters ot
tho Twonty-scconil ward liavo becomo
alarmed by tho efforts to defeat Aid.
John II, Baulor for re-oloctlon nnd thoy
plan to campaign from now until April
C to inform tho electors ot the fight
that Is being made against Aid. Baulor
by what Is assorted to bo tho lawless
element of tho ward. An organization
of small homo owners has bcon formod
to support Aid. Baulor becauso of his
stand for tho protection of tho homos.
All citizens ot tho ward, and especial
ly taxpnycrs, nro Invited to attond a
Hauler mooting to ho hold noxt Friday
night at tho headquarters, fill Wost
North avenue, when representative
citizens of tho ward will toll why Aid.
Baulor should bo ro-olectcd.
Tho Baulor Boostors will lmvo tholr
annual danco noxt Saturday night at
Prudential hull, West North avonuo
WHOLE N OIMSIl 1 088
Strong Men and
Chicago Association of Commerce.
Ho is n mouther of tho Union
League Club, Chicago Club, South
South Shoro Country, Flossmoor
Country, Mid-day and Bankers' clubs
and of tho Kenwood Evangelical
UNCLE SAM HALTS
Capt. Hubert Howard, Illinois pro
hibition director, sounded tho death
knell of tho prescription with tho an
nouncement thnt drug storo whiskey
can bo had only on government pre
scription blanks. Thcso blanks woro
tout to reputable physicians Wednes
day, and a supply will bo on hand In
Capt. Howard's ofllco In tho federal
building for many physicians who
may have been overlooked.
in addition the director ruled that
but 100 gallons of whlskoy por month
Is to bo allotted (o old established
drug stores hereafter, and hut 100
gallons ovcry three months to drug
stores established slnco tho dry law
and North Hnlstcd street. Tho fight
In tho Twenty-second ward has bo
como so bitter that serious distuib
anccs aro feared and Aid. Hauler has
asked his supporters to keep cool
Chniles J. Agnow, popular candldnto
for alderman In tho Twenty-first ward,
Is regarded by his many suppoitors
as a sure wliinor In tho April election.
Agnow surprlbcd oven his most en
thusiastic f i lends whon ho canio near
capturing a majority of tho votes in a
Hold of four candidates at tho Fob
i nary election and Judging from the
way he carried somo of tho doubtful
northeast end "Gold Coast" precincts,
It looks lll;u gnow Is a suro winner
on next April 0 by a big majoilty.
t'hailes E. Peace, popular candidate
for Republican Ward Committeeman
of the Twenty-first wnrd will win.
Tho Georgo K. Schmidt Young
Mon's Republican club of tho Twentj
fifth wnrd hns been organized for the
purposo of ro-cleetlng Mr. Schmidt
wnrd cominltti'pinan. Tho efiort Is bo
ing mado to em oil all first otors In
City Clerk James T. Igoe, in an
nouncing his withdrawal as a candi
dato for domoiTiitlc committeeman
from tho Thirty-fifth ward, says:
"I lmvo formally withdrawn as a
candidato for wnrd commlttoman ot
tho Thirty-fifth ward In favor of Wil
liam P. Feonoy. At tho tlmo of tho
filing of potltlons, Mr. Feonoy was
doubtful ns to his ability to mako n
campaign for re-election on account ot
his health. Ho has now fully recovered
nnd I will maniigo his campaign, Tho
rogulnr organization Is enthusiastical
ly behind him nnd wo nio confident of
an easy victory."
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