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Rntararf a Steond data M attar October
Oma at Chicago, llllnola, unaar Act
States Attorney Announces His Can
didacy in an Address to the Public
Which Attacks Thompson
Pleads for Democratic Harmony, But Leaves No
Doubt of the Fact That He
Stntcn Attorney illicitly Hoyno Is u
cundldato for rcnomtnatlon and ro
election. Ho makes tho announce
ment in an address to tho public
-which states his position clearly.
Mr. Hoyno's statement followm
"I lmvo boon urged by many of my
frlonds to becomo a candidate for re
election as state's attorney next No
vember, nnd have received unsolicited
assurances of support from many citi
zens. Upon duo consideration I liavo
concluded to becomo a- candidate Tho
reasons underlying this decision nro:
- Foresees "Public Calamity."
"1. The nefarious, city hall ma
chine has now obtained complcto con
trol of tho republican county central
(committee, and has threatened to
nomlnato and seek to elect an cntlro
county ticket, Including tho county
Judgo und state's attorney. It has
threatoned to expel from the Circuit
and Suporlor court bcnclPall Judges
who hnvo tolled to do Its Lidding, nnd
supplant them with Its own puppets,
nnd generally to put to tho political
sword all thoso who have darod to op
"If thlH programme or any consider
ablo part of it is carried out, it will
bo a public calamity, especially tho
election ns state's attorney of a crea
ture of tho city hull machine That
olllco has boon tho only check upon
tho city hall administration during the
Inst flvo yours.
Points to City Hall Record.
"2. If our cltlzons would understand
what tho olectlon of a city hall state's
uttornoy would moan, thoy lmvo only
to look nt what that machlno has dono
to tho city of Chicago during tho
present administration. Tho police
force is uttorly demoralized under tho
administration or Inoluclont (or
worso) commanding olllcors soloctcd
by tho city hall powors. Honest of
llcors who do tholr duty, nro punlshod
or terrorized by this vicious machlno.
Murder, burglary, holdups, siifo-blow-ing
und robbory hnvo stondlly In
creased ns a result of this demoraliza
tion. Political favorites as a rownrd
for services have boon pormittcd to
conduct opon gambling, liquor selling
und assignation houses, and commit
other violations of tho law, whllo tho
sllghtost transgression on tho part of
an opponent is rigorously doalt with.
"Tho city hall machlno In numorous
wnrds has porpotuoted wholesalo vio
lations of tho olectlon laws, unchecked
by tho police
Says City Is Bankrupted.
"3. Tho city of Chicago has be
como practically bankrupt as a result
of tho riot of oxtravaganco under tho
present administration nnd tho load
ing down of tho pay roll with political
pots and gangsters. Tho stroots nro
unpnvod and dirty bocuuso of tho
Hoods of monoy wasted by tho city
hall administration In its political
warfnro. Tho street cars aro ovor
crowded, dirty and cold In wlntor,
despite tho powors vosted in tho mayor
by tho city ordinances to romedy con
ditions. "4. So-called 'Thompson clubs' In
tho various wnrds have loviod black
mall upon thloves, gamblers, koopors
of disorderly housos and othor vlo
lators of tho law, and tho building,
stroot, wnter, health and othor city
departments, with tho aid of tho city,
prosecutor's olllco, hnvo boon em
ployed to forco political nlloglnnco
nnd contributions to tlio city nnu
machlno. To give this organization
the stato's attorney's office ns an ad
ditional Job would mako llfo In Chi
cago and Cook county Intolerable.
City Employes Terrorized.
"5. Firemen, pollcomon and othor
civil sorvlco employees of tho city
lmvo been terrorized and given to
understand that active political work
In behalf of tho city hall machlno 1b
m mI WmUt dratUliM hmm
TmfU f hktwm mi SUadbg
11. 1B89. at tha Poat
of March 3, 1t7l.
Offlci) of Publication, ,
Washington St., Chicago, III.
NO. J)l .
2 Per Year In Advance.
csseuttnl If they aro to retain their
positions. Tho stuto's attorney's of
II co has been practically tholr .only
protection during tho last live years.
Most of thorn limy oxpoct to bo suc
ceeded by Thompson sixty-day men If
tho city hall machlno captures tho
"Very fortunately for tho pooplo of
Cook county thoy still hnvo tho right
to ehooso tholr stato's attorney, I
beliovo that my record of seven and
one-half years in that ofllco entitles
mo to respond to tho urging of many
citizens nnd seek u re-election.
Will Fight City Hall.
"Tho peoplo nro entitled to decide
whothcr or not I shall bo stato's at
(ornoy for another term, or whether
thoy prefer to turn ovor tho stato's
attorney's olllco to tho control of tho
city hall gang) with all that that
uiiMfto. I lmvo continuously' fought
the efforts of tho city hall machlno to
prostituto and ruin Chicago, and lmvo
had no alliance or trado with it.
"1 plodgo my word to tho peoplo of
this county that I will submit my
iianio as a cundldato upon tho ballot in
tho next November's olectlon. I am
nq quitter, nnd having entered tho
race- I will stuy In It until tho finish.
It Is my rnrnost hopo that thoro may
bo hnrmony In tho democratic party
of Cook county, ns n united democratic
party In this county scorns tho chlof
hopo of keoplng tho city hall machlno
out of tho Criminal court building.
Seeks Democratic Harmony.
"I have for tho Inst two or thrco
weeks boon conferring with leaders of
various factions of thnt party, and
have dono ovorythlng I can to bring
about such harmony.
"In this connection and In conclu
sion permit mo to say thnt I do not
proposo to bo eliminated frdm tho
flold of candidates by any small group
of politicians, who because of their
personal or political hostility to mo,
may attompt to decldo In some back
room what porson shall bo stnto's ut
tornoy representing ovor 3,000,000 of
peoplo, or what porson shall bo n can
didate for such olllco. I bollovo that
tho now chairman and secretary of
tho democratic county central com
mittee, as well ns ninny other lendors
of tho dlfforont factions, nro working
and will continue to work to romovo
all causes of friction.
Two Good Victories for Hoyne.
In 1!12 Mr. Hoyno rccolved 122,119
votes to 113,181 for Lowls Illnnkor
(rep.), 107,107 for William A. Cunoa
(soo.) and 03,195 for (leorgo I. Hnlght
In 1010 tho Hoyno plurality was
much largor, tho vote bolng: Hoyno,
230.381: Harry I). Mlllor (rop.), 101,-
450, and Cunoa (soe), 102,570. Tho
Thompson camp did ovorythlng pos
slblo to elect Mlllor and It was ono
of tho biggest dofoats tho mayor has
sufforod in Chicago political battlos.
Republicans of tho Thompson group
have boon talking nbout Judgo Robort
13. Crowe, Corporation Counsol Ettol
boh or Frank Rlgholmor for stato's
attorney. Tho Denoen-Dnindngo com
bination Intends to hnvo a candidate,
probably Judgo Barusa of tho Munici
THE NEW COUNCIL
Tho Judiciary commlttoo under tho
plan adopted will consist of thirteen
members, all of thorn lawyers, and in
cluding all tho lawyers In tho council.
Aid. Guernsey, a lawyer, fathered the
plan. It had tho hearty support of
Aldermen Olson, and Schwartz who
nro also attorneys. Aid. Walkowiak
may hoad the committee.
Only three of tho old members re
main on the committee. Thoy are
Fetzer, Kostner, and Lynch. Tho now
members are: S. M. Hogan, L. D. An
derson, Schwartz, Passmore, Eaton,
Guernsey, Wnlkowfak, Olson, Stoffen,
Aid. CoVmak, chairman of tho old
Judiciary committee, Is to bo given
the chairmanship of tho nowly created
cnmmlttco on rovenuo and elections.
Opposition dovcloped to tho plan to
glvo Mayor Thompson control of tho
local transportation committee, with
Just Been Elected
Aid. Garner as chairman.
Schwartz objected strenuously.
"To give tho mayor control would
bo simply passing tho buck to him nnd
playing football with tho 5 cont faro
question," ho said.
OF LIFE TERiERS
Tho proposition to make Coroner
Hoffman Secretary of tho Republican
Committee caused a groat laugh
among tho now Republican Committee
"Whore haB Noah been since the
flood?" asked one.
"Givo the rising generation a
chance," said another.
"Is thoro only ono man for
every Job?" asked another.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
CHICAGO SATURDAY, MAY
Strong Movement on Foot to
Nominate Popular Health
Commissioner for Job.
There is a strong movement on foot
to nomlnato l)r. John Dili Hobeitsou
for Coroner at the approaching
Republlcun primary. Dr. Robertson
hns boon health commissioner for tho
pnsl llvo years with n good record.
Republicans who me tired of huv
Ing to get Identified to pass guards arc
saying that new blond Is needed In
tho coroner's olllco, und needed bad
ly. CHICAGO TO
HAVE NEW BANK
Chicago Is to lmvo another bank
tho Transportation Dank of Chicago
which will open its doors about July
1 in tho Transportation building at
COS South Dearborn street. Tho in
stitution Is to hnvo a capital of $501),
000 and surplus of $100,000.
Some of tho men interested In the
organization nro: George Hnllcck
Taylor, real estato denlor; C. II.
L'llommcdlcu of Brtrnhurt Uros. &
HARRY H. MERRICK.
of the Great Lakes Trust & Savings
President of the Mississippi Valley
Spllndler; Dyron Cassell, treasurer of
tho Monon railroad; Orvlllo J. Taylor
Jr. of Taylor & Miller, attorneys;
C. W. Craft of tho Kouffol & Essor
company of Now York; Watson P.
Davidson of St. Paul, owner, of tho
Transportation building; W. F. Dono
huo of M. A. Donohuo & Sons; J. D.
Alton, managor of Drink's Chicago
City Express company; Robert J.
Gunning, John A. Andorson of tho
Anderson & Gustafson company; II.
W. Trnmplor of tho Erlo Railroad
company, nnd V. M. Aloxander of the
Chicago and Alton railroad.
E. J. Kirby, tho popular supervisor
of Covort, Michigan, who has many
friends in Chicago, sends us a prlutod
copy of hlB annunl roport for 1920. It
is very comploto and interesting. Mr.
Kirby Is a candldato for Representa
tive In tho Legislature thla year and
should bo nominated and elected.
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Democratic and Republican Organ
izations Pick Officers for the Ensuing
Two Years Under the New Lawr
Democrats Assail Prohibition Vigorously But Re
publicans Content Themselves With Assert
ing That People Can Protest Justly
Robert M. Sweltzor paid an oloquont
tribute to Roger C. Sullivan ut tho
Democratic County Convention which
met on Monday at tho Sherman
IIouho to elect nlllccrs for tho ensuing
The principal action taken by tho
convention was a declaration for an
Bank, Who Has
Association at St
nmendment to tho Volstead prohibi
tion enforcement act that would pot
mlt tho Illinois gonoral assembly to
say whothor 2 or 3 or uny othor per
cent boor could ba sold In tho stato.
This plank tho Chicago Democrats
will try to place In tho stato Demo
cratic platform ut Springfield as an
Instruction to tho stnto's dolegntes to
In tho absence- of Anton J, Ccrmak,
chairman of tho county convention,
Josoph L. Gill of tho Twonty-thlrd
ward called tho convention to order.
William J. arnham of tho Second ward
was mndo chnlrmun of tho convention.
Those nro tho Democratic olllcials of
tho managing commlttoo for tho com
ing four years:
Chairman, Henry Stuckart.
Vice chairman, John E. Truogor, Ja
cob Llndehelmor, Josoph E. Traoger,
Henry Erickaon, Henry A. Zander,
Frank H. McCullock.
Secretary, Timothy J. Crowo,
Entered as Second Clate Matter October 11, fWB, a1 Bn Pan
Office at Chicago, Wind, under Act f Mere 0 13SV.
Assistant secrotnry, John I. Quln
Ian. Financial secretary, Emmett
Treasurer, Clayton F. Smith.
Sergeant nt arms, John J. Leonard.
Chairman executive committee, Den
nis J. Egnn.
Michael IC. Sheridan of Knglewootl
offered the wet resolution that caused
the orly ''ommotlou In tho conven
tion. It follows:
"Resolved, That It Is tho sense of
this convention of the. Democratic
party of Cook county that tho dele
gates selected to leprcsunt us at the
slate convention to be held In Spring
Held on May 10, 1920, be and aro
hereby Instructed to use their best
endeavors to have tut Instruction
passed nt that convention expressing
it to ho tho sense of thu Democracy
of, Illinois that they aro In favor of
amending tho Volstead regulation act
to thu end that tho various states may
have thu right of thu concurrent
power they hold with thu national
congress to prescrlbo the alcoholic:
content of bovorngos."
Frank II. MeCttlloch of Kvnnston
pleaded with the convention to defeat
"Do not mako this blunder," was
Mr. McCulloch's argument. "Ninety
per cont of this nation Is dry, nnd It
will bo dryer with the womon about
(leorgo U. llronnan nnd Congress
man A. J. Sabath spoke for the tosolu
tfon, holding it to be an impression
of pure mid Jolfersonlnn democracy.
Tho Republican Convention mot at
tho Hotel I.a Salle. Fred V.. Krlclcson
called the sosslon to older. The coun
try towns committeemen were thoro
In a group.
Tho following olllcors weic elected
for tho county committee:
Chnlrmun, Virtus O. Rohm: vlco
chairman, Francis P. llraily, Robort
J. McLaughlin; secretary, William II.
Held; assistant secretary, Joseph
Carolan; treasurer, P. II. Moynlhun.
Tho commlttoo on resolutions con
sisted of William A. Dither, Edward
II. Wright, Audrow H. Metzger. David
W. Clark, James A Fleming. Charles
Pence, Titus Hnffn, Thonins T. Quln
Inn, Gent-go Illtzman and Peter M.
Whllo tho committee was out,
Mnyor Thompson wns Introduced and
received a tumultuous greeting. Ho
talked for forty minutes, chiefly out
lining tho planks that woro about to
bo adopted In tho platform. This
was read by Chairman Rlthor and
The list of dolegntes to tho state
convention, as toported by tho ward
commltteomon, wtis npprovetl. Few,
If nny, names of tho Doncon or Ilrun-
dago factious appear upon tho list,
nnd It Is cortaln none of tho roeog
nlzed loudorH of tho tintl-clty hull olc-
mont wns Included.
Tho only reference to prohibition in
tho Ropubltcnn platform was this:
"Wo maintain that cltions have a
right to sook, by lawful menus, tho
ropenl of laws which seom to them tin
wlso or obnoxious, nnd to urgo a
chango of nny public policy thoy do
Tho platform also doniunds tho
"prompt ropenl of till legislation that
in nny way Interferes with tho froo
oxorclso of freo spcoch, ti frcu press,
nnd penconblo assembly," and de
mands restriction of representation In
congross and In tho electoral collogo
of states that aro restricting sutTrago.
"Wo favor tho highest ofllcloncy in
naval propardodness to defend our
country against any and till foreign
foes," tho platform continues "Wo
condemn militarism nnd compulsory
mllltnry training. Wo domtind that
tho Republican party in Its nntlonnl
platform plodgo tho fathers and moth
ers of America thnt if It Is entrusted
with tlin nntlonnl Government, thoro
I will bo no conscription of tholr sons
for foreign military sorvlco unless
submitted to and approved by a votu
of tho people."
Further, tho O. O. I. platform de
clares for exemption from fedornl tax
of alt Incomes of $5,000 and less; of
conscription by the government of
"gifts to or Inheritances by any In
dividual, II nil or corporation In ex
cess of ono million dollars;" of con
scription "of all American excess war
profits beginning with our entrance
into tho world war for tho purpose of
assisting in tho payment of our na
tional debt," ami favors a liberal
bonus to soldiers, sailors, and ma
rines. The platform demands a fedoral and
state law providing for penal servi
tude for profiteers and a state law
piovidlng for prison for tax dodgers.
Mayor Thompson is praised for "his
manly nnd courageous stand for tho
rights of froo speech," qnd tho ma
ynr'u rui'Mau plan und Scent faro nit
Will Form a Strong Organiza
tion to Control the State.
On Tuesday representatives of tho
old Detieeu and Ilriiudtigo factions
met In tho olllco of Attorney-Gon-oral
llrundnge to consldor details for
the city-wide campaign. Thu plans
of tho new organization will not bo
Hindu public for the present, though
the uuuixuuconiont was made that
great progioss is being made, ami
ovory ono coiieornod appears to bo
hopeful of results. The union of the
untl-Tliumpsnu forces In Cook county
Is said to bo keeping pace with the
combination that is being niudo .with
dnwuHtnto leuduts to prevent the
Thoiiipson-Lundiu forces fiom control
ling tho state convention May 10. The
mero announcement that tho city hull
organization planned to march on tho
state convention, Jam through Its own
plntfoi-m and elect dolegntes at largo
to tho national eomnntlon who would
be only lukewarm In their support nf
Gov. Lowdon for president has seem
ingly arounsod the dounstnto poli
ticians, All of the (ountloH that have
reported on tho republican conven
tions held yostotduy adopted ringing
resolutions Indorsing Gov. Lowdon,
und several went further than that
nnd Instructed delegates to tho stato
convention to support all mensuros
tending to pioinote tho Lowdon can
"Mayor Thompson will not control
tho stnto convention, you may bo
assured of that," was tho unanimous
opinion of thoHO who nttonded tho
harmony mooting. v
The combination botweon down
stnto lendors and tho Donoon und
Drundngo groups In Chicago to mako
a finish fight against Mayor Thomp
son Is reported as growing In strongth
and to have tho whole hoartod sup
port of Gov. Lowdon, though It may
cost tho lattor tho votes of sixteen
dologutes to the national convention
Lowdon's fiiomhi say thnt It would bo
political sulcldo for tho Lowdeu man
ngomont to permit tho ro-eloctlon of
Mayor Thompson ns national commit
teeman, which would bo heralded all
over the United States, as n victory
of Thompson ovor Lowdon.
Mayor Thompson wns tho tothor oi
municipal playgrounds, Ho Intro
duced and secured tho pnssago of th
first ordinance creating ono whilo hs
was an nldormnn.
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