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Offloi at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 1I7J. 179 W. Wnshlnoton St., Chicago, III.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Entered ai Steond Clata Mtrttor Octeber 11, H0S, nt flttit JsaJ
Office at Chleago, llllntrt, n4tr Aa. f Monti e iarfc
Veteran Democrat and Popular Dem
ocratic Chieftain Will Be Chairman of
New Democratic County Committee
Brings to the Important Position, Ripe Experience
and Good Business Sense Which
Will Help Party
Henry Stucknrt will bo elected
Chairman of the now Democratic
A better selection could not bo
.Mr. Sttieknrt's wide experience In
tlio political Held and bis high stand
ing In tho business world will help
the party. '
Tho selection gives pleasure to all
The now Democratic Committee In
fortunate In Its selection of other of
llccrs. No better man could bo picked to
conduct campaigns than Dennis J.
Egnn who has been agreed upon as
chairman of the new Democratic ex
ecutive committee. Timothy J. Crowo
will bo secretary, to bo elected form
ally at tho county committee session
When tho county commltteo moots
as u county convention, Anton .1. Ccr
mak Is to bo its chairman.
SAYS GAS RATES
MUST GO UP
Tho Illinois Public Utilities Com
mission Is asHed to raise gas rates In
Increased rates aro absolutely nec
essary If tho Peoples Gas Light and
Coko company Is to survive, accord
ing to 13. J. Mullanoy, manager of
tho public relations department of
tho gas company. Tho company has
been operating at a loss of hundreds
of thousands of dollars for tho last
two years, ho assorts, and tho losses
aro climbing higher and higher as
materials and other needed essen
tials are obtained.
"Tho stockholders luivo not realized
n penny on their investment slnco
August of 11)17," said ho. "That is
something to think about, for It is
not generally known that tho gas
company has boon ono of the great
corporations operating In Chicago
without profit and, If you plcnso, for
tlio public woal. Our taxes aro duo
and unpaid, totaling more than S12,
000. Tlio working capital Is depleted
and stocks' reduced. Tho company
can't go along giving servlco at
loss, for wo aro going broko.
"Tho last Increaso was granted in
July, 191S, but a year lator wo wore
i ut to S5 cents per 1,000 cubic foot.
I In- deficits for tho last four montliB
In KilO totuled more than f.riSO,000.
"In Octobor of last year there was
a deficit of fiai.lGS.SU, representing
a loss of 7.21 cents for ovory 1,000
cubic feet of gas used. Tho Novem
ber deilclt reached $171,257.28 ami
the deficit for Decombor jumped to
$2I0,:SG1.G3, u loss of 10.0.1 cents for
every 1,000 cubic foot of gas con
sumed. Tlio deficit for the last four
months of tho year almost wiped out
tho earnings of tho first eight
months. These losses Imvo con
tinued. ".Innuary of this year shows a do
licit of $202,539.70, h loss of 11.88
conts per 1.000 feet consumed. Feb
ruary shows u doflclt of $181,717.:i5
and March $230,001.30.
"It is estimated that tho pay roll
for 1920 alono will bo $1,9S0,000 high
er than In 1919. Coko and othor raw
materials necessary for tho produc
tion of gas havo gono up. Extensions
planned and equipment nocessary it
tho company Is to bo permitted to
glvo servlco will cost approximately
$1,250,000, but theso much needed es
sentials are not possible Wo need
cash resources for building up ro
servo stocks for tho wlntor months
Urged Weeklf Circulation Among
People of Influwitt) and Standing
$2 Per Year In Advance.
when supplies aro hard to got, but
this, too, miiHt wait.
"The present rato chaigcd, S.S
cents per 1,000 cable feet, yields ap
proximately 15.2.1 cents loss per
1.000 cubic feet than tho cost of limit
ing gas today. Wo must got help.
If an immediate Increase Is granted
It would not become effective beforo
June 1 and It is cstlmnted that tho
deficit incurred, dating from tho first
of tho year till then, would bo muro
JOHNSON RAN HIGH IN
DEMOCRATIC AND RE
The ofllclal result of tho Chicago
primary on President follows:
Men. Womon. Total.
Johiicon . ... JS,::o:i 7,29(i 55,599
Thompson .. 081 .'HO 1,024
Lowdon ....til.liSO i:i,7l!5 75,I0:J
Wood SI.910 17.2:i:l 102,179
Hoover .. 1.825 922 2,747
Edwards ... 1.074 100 1,510
.Men. Womon. Total.
Edwards .... 3,711 S02 1,510
Hoover 570 2S0 850
Johnson .... 2.821 830 3,054
Wood 700 300 l.Oiltl
Ilrynn 113 123 230
Wilson 597 2S0 877
Men. Women. Total.
Dobs 58 0 CI
John Mnck, deputy county clork
and right-hand assistant , to County
Clork Itnbort M. Swoltzor, received
309 presidential votes 111 tho Eighth
ward from admiring friends 270
men and 33 women.
Tho city schools will lcmaiu closed
rcgnrdlodH of whether an agreement
Is reached with tho striking en
gineers on the wage question, and
tho annual "moving week" vacation
will bo obsorved.
On going Into conference with tho
representatives of tho engineers, A.
11. Sovoriughaus, chairman of tho
commltteo from tho board of educa
tion, said ho had nothing doflnlto to
offer the strikers, hut that his com
mltteo would hear tho demands and
decide upon 11 courso to bo followed
TURN CITY PIER
INTO HOTEL DURING
The municipal pier may bo called
upon to servo as a hotel during tho
Republican national convontlou in
Juno. Aid. T. A. Hogan announced
that ho would introduco resolutions
into tho council at tho May 3 meeting
of tho now nldernmnlc body, asking
that tho plor bo made available for
slcoplng purposes during tho conven
OLSON WANTS STELK
TO QUIT MOTOR
A story In tho Trlbuno says that
negotiations aro pending which may
result in tho taking of tho Chicago
Motor Safety league by tho public
safoty bureau of tho Chicago Associa
tion of Commerce And thoroby
hangs a talo involving sharp corre
spondence between Chief Justtco
Harry Olson of tho Municipal court
and Judgo John Stelk, who organized
tho league while presiding In the
, Judgo Stelk, an arch foo of law de
fying autonioblllsts, was replaced In
tho Speeders' court n few months ago
by Judgo Irwin It. Huzon. Hut ho has
repeatedly petitioned the chief Justice
to reassign him here. Several confer-
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ences took placo and snappy lottors
wore exchanged. Still tho chief justtco
turned a deaf car to Judgo Stolk'a
Justice Olson, while approving any
plans to lessen nutomobllo accidents,
looked nskauco at u prosecuting
league which had tho Judgo of tho
Speeders' court as Its fouudor, presi
dent, and mainstay.
In offect Ho Informed Judgo Stolk
that If ho woro to withdraw from tho
Motor Safety leaguo ho would con
sider his reassignment to tho Speed
ors' branch, But Judgo Stelk stood
Donilnlck Marublo, tho well known
North Sldo teaming contractor, is
talked of for County Commissioner.
His provon honesty and oxecutlvo
ability would mako him a valuable
member of tho County Board.
CDGICAOv SATURDAY, APRIL.
Robert M Sweltzor, popular Demo
cratic lender and the invorltu of tlio
Democratic musses In Chicago, will
lip the chairman of nc Illinois dele
gation to the .Democratic National
convention. He will be tlio right man
in the right place.
Several democratic lenders are being
considered for county Judgo Inclu.dlng
William II. Sexton, Judgo Charles A.
McDonald and Michael Igoe. Roger
.Sullivan, In an Interview beforo he
died, said that ho would support any
good democrat for stale's attorney
and for county Judge, mentioning the
above three names mi a irooil list from
which to select a candidate for county
2 DEMOCRATIC UPSETS
There were upsets In the primary
elections held by the Democrat!) ex
cept In tho ISth wind, where Aid.
John J. Touhy defeated "Harney"
Grognn. and in tho 32d ward, where
Andrew J. Lnydcn beat out Frank J.
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the New Democratic County Central
Chicago has only two living ox
mayors Carter II. Harrison and Ed
ward P. Dunne.
John M. Horry, ono of tho best
known and highly respected citizens
of tho North Side, Is frequently
talked of for public olllco. He's a
Hopubllcan in politics but whllo tak
ing great Intorest hi tho success of
his party could novor bo Induced to
nccopt nominations that ho could
easily obtain. Mr. Horry Is 0110 of tho
largost real estate owners of tho
North Side. One of his holdings Is
tho big Berry Building at tho south
east corner of Ohio and Orleans
Tho way to boost Chicago Is to In
vest In Chicago real eBtnto securities.
You can't boost tho city by giving
your money to men to spend out of
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Office Holding Aristocracy to Be
Abolished by Constitution Convention
to Insure Rule by People
Adoption of this Plank Will Affect Nearly Thirty
Three Thousand City Employes
Alono in Chicago
The growing demand for nomoc
racy threatens to hit the olllco-hold-lug
aristocracy In tho city employ.
Tho Constitutional Convention hns
a committee at work that Is framing
a knockout for tho Civil Servlco law
In order to give tho people control
of their public servants. Tho plank
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meets with much approval.
"It permits tho city to nbollbh
civil service, among othor things,'
according to Prof. Kreund, legal ad
viser of tho commltteo. Tliorotoro It
luterosts thousands of city employes
as well as tho public generally. The
latest city controller's roport avail
able hero, 1917, shows tho mimbor of
city employes of Chicago, togethor
with tho aggregate compensation, as
No. of Corn-
Class, employes, pensatlon.
(ion. government ..11.0S0 $15,298,313
Public works 1,575 5,005,535
Wutor works 3,718 1,155,050
Harbor 59 03,759
Schools 11,721 14.10S.857
Library 510 301,303
Sanltnrluni 010 52G.027
Total 32,313 $39,510,945
Of tho total compensation It Is rop
rosentcd that $37,309,391 is for wagos
and xalailes and the other $2,117,553
Is fot the hire of teams and carts ami
only relates to employes Indirectly.
The Heetlon under which the city
would acquire power to abolish civil
service, according to I'rof. Kreund,
Laws of the state relating to the
organization of the government of
the city of Chicago, to the distribu
tion of its powers among the olllclal
agencies of the city and to the tenure
and compensation of olllclals may be
superseded In their application to the
city by and under a chaiter of organ
ic ordinance framed by an elective
convention called as provided by city
ordinance and adopted by tho voters
of the city, as provided by the con
vention or by and under amendments
of dnlil charter adopted as provided
by said charter."
The full commltteo list of the demo
crats by waids Is:
1 Michael Kcnna.
2 Win. J. (irahani.
3 Thomas D. Nash.
I John I'. Bolton.
5 Patrick J. Carr.
0 John P. CJIbbons.
7 James M. Wluilcn.
S John II. Mack.
9 John J. Leonard.
10 Joseph A. Mendel.
11 A. J. Snbuth.
12 Anton J. Ccrnink.
13 Martin J. O'Brien.
11 P. A. Nash.
15 Thomas P. Konno.
10 Stanley H. Kunz.
17 Joseph Rushkewlcz.
IS John J. Touhy.
19 Anthony D'Andrca.
20 Dennis J. Egnn.
21 John l O'.Malley.
22- It. L. Schapp.
2! Joseph L. dill.
21 Frank E. Boeder.
25 Harry it. Gibbons.
20 Henry A. Header.
27 Noll Murley.
2S Clayton V. Smith.
29 Einmott Whenlan.
30 Jos. M. Fitzgerald.
31 M. K. Sheridan.
32- Andrew J. Layden
33 Timothy J. Crowo.
31 Jos. O. Kostuer.
35 Wm. P. IVouoy.
MEMORIAL TO SULLIVAN
A $50,000 shaft or uiniHolnim to
the memory of Itoger 1' Sullivan is
planned by his friend- Subscriptions
of a nlckol will be askc 1. Among those
backing the plan aie lloliert M. Swolt
zor, Judge George Kersten, Judgo
Ilobort 10. Crowe, Hiehnrd Powers,
Martin J. O'Hrien, Michael H. Rogers,
Stephen Grlfllu and James C. Buckley.
COUNTY DELEGATES TO
Cook county dolcgatcs to the nation
al conventions are as follows:
1 James M. Dalloy, Michael Kcnn.i.
2 W. L. O'Connoll, Jas. J. Sulllvun.
3 Flunk J. Walsh, It. W. McKlnlay.
I J. 11. McDouough, Clius. J. Mlchal.
5 Dennis J. Egnn, A. J. Salmth.
0 Jamos T. Igoo, S. J. Rosenblatt.
7 W. K. Cnainplln, John M. No
wlcki. 8 John Powers, Wm. J. Gaynor.
9 John McGlllen, Jos. P. Mahonoy.
10 Geo. E. Brennan, Peter Rom
1 Geo. F. Harding, Oscar Do Priest.
2 Charles Ringer, Edwin S. Davis.
3- Elliot W. Sproul, Anton T. He-man.
"Wl OLE JS V MJ .U511 1 5 1)2
I Frank Doblor. Hector A. Broull
..Thomas Currnn. John T. Kebccfr.
ii Hubert E. Crowe, George II. Arn
old. 7-John P. Gainer, Albeit If. Sever
Ingliaus. s Christopher Mamer. .Magnus C.
9 Win. Wrlgley, Jr.. .Michael J. Fa
herty. 10 Frank J Loeseh. Edgar J. Cook.
VAN FIRM ASKED $18
FOR 4 BLOCK TRIP
Complaints charging moving van
concerns with levying rates far In ox
e."s. of 1 hose llxed by city ordlnunco
continued to pour Into tho olllco of
Daniel Webster aHslslaut city pioso
cutor. McKINLEY FOR
Regular Democrat 4 contiolllng tho
party organization Imvo agreed to
support Michael L. . McKlnley for
State's attorney agaliiHt Maclay
Hoyne at the coming prlmarv.
It Is said that .Mr llo.vno will run
Independently If he docs not win tho
democratic nomination, lloyuo par
tisans say lie will win the paity nomi
nation despite the opposition of the
DELEGATE AT LARGE
John F. O'.Malley, popular Demo
crat lo leader and Intimate friend and
lieutenant of the laic John P. Hop
kins ami Rogei ('. Sullivan. Is said
to bo slated lor the position of dole
gate at huge to tho Democratic Na
tional convention made vacant by tho
death of Mr. Sullivan.
FOR JUST TAXES
Property Owners Outside of the
Loop Resent What They
Call a Very Unjust
Homo owners and owners of realty
outside of tho loop nio loud In their
piotcst against what they consider uu
They nre raised over 31 per cont
on their valuation whllo tho loop dis
trict escapes as usual with tho samo
percentage as tho littlo follow.
All business Is driven to tho loop
by overy bit of city legislation.
Rents in tho loop havo been raised
exorbitantly. Tho loop taxos on In
como property should bo raised accord
ingly. John II. Smyth, tho woll known In
surance man, with olflceB at 718 Wost
Madison street, is ono of tho rising
young men of Chicago. He is popular,
nblo and enorgotlc and is a boojtor
for everything thnt niakoa for tho bet
terment of this, his natlvo city.
Owen O'Malloy, popular former
county commissioner and leading cigar
dealer at 137 North Clark etreot, U
making a good rocord as commissioner
of tho Forest Preserve.
Largest Weekly Grcuhtton fom$
People of Influence awl SUotSag