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Popular and Able Chicago Man Takes
Roger C. Sullivan's Place at Head
of Illinois Delegation
Democratic State Convention Was Harmonious and
Unanimous and Transacted Business With
out a Single Bad Break
Tho Domocrntlc delegates from Illi
nois to the National Convention in
San Francisco have elected Clcorgo E.
Drerinnn of Chicago, Chairman ot tho
This Is tho place that would havo
been occupied by the lato Hogcr C.
Sullivan had ho lived.
A bottor selection than Qcorgo E.
Brcnnan could not have been mudo.
Mr. Brcnnan Is strong und popular
with tho leaders In every district in
Ho is probably better known among
tho leaders ot tho party in tho Na-tion-at-largo
than any man in tho
His acquaintanceship with the lead
ers in Now York, New Jersey, Indiana
and other states east of us amounts in
Most instances to warm friendship.
Gcorgo E. Drennan is cool headed,
far-sighted and practical, and as ho ol
wnys nan the. interests of the Domtv.,
cratlc party at heart, his readership
cannot fall to bo helpful.
Democratic leaders woro well satis
fied with Monday's harmonious ses
sion of their stato convention. Tho
disposal of the "wet" plank in tho res
olutions commltteo without a fight
on tho convention floor closed tho
only possibility of friction between
tho delegates. Tho plank was
brought to Springfield by Aid. A, J.
Ccrmak of Chicago. It received only
four of tho twonty-flvo votes In tho
resolution committee. Many leaders
who woro for tho plank decided It
would bo bettor politics to try to forco
action at tho national convention.
Tho resolutions adopted in brief
nro as follows:
Reaffirming conlldonco in President
"Wilson nnd praising his administra
tion. Doplorlng tho failure to ratify tho
treaty and Icaguo of nations and con
demning tho two Illinois senators for
Declaring against militarism.
Condemning tho Ttopubllcan con
gross for failuro to enact legislation
to cnablo tho attorney-general to
A trlbuto to tho lato Roger C. Sul
livan. Indorsing FormoV Senator James
Hamilton Lewis for tho vlco-prosl-doncy.
ty was docldod to moot again in
September on tho call of tho chnlr
man. Ernest Hoovor of Taylorvillo,
to name candidates for university
trustees and for Appollato court clerk
ships of tho 2d, 3d and 4th districts.
Delegates at largo to tho national
convention aro: '
nobort M. Sweltzer, Chicago.
John F. O'Malloy, Chicago.
Edward F. Dunne, former govern
Carter H. Harrison, former mayor,
Items of Interest Concerning Men
and Measures in the
Cook County is having Its own
troubles with tho Con-Con. Tho con
stitutional convention Wednosdny
managed to adopt for tho first tlmo a
commltteo report in its entirety. It
is that prosonted by tho commltteo pn
distinctions, which has had tho task
of deciding whothor cortain proposals
aro constitutional or legislative.
Tho commltteo on county and mu-
Larg Mt WUr OreuhBoa Ammt
PMfb f hfluaBM u Stand
W Per Year In Advance.
Frank J. Qulnn, Peoria.
Francis S. Pcabody, DuPago county.
Congressman Henry T. Rnlncy,
Charles Ilocschcnstcli national
Alternates to tho convention are:
Louis 0. Stevenson, Dloomlngton.
Oscar F. Mayer, Chicago.
Charles F. Qlennon, Chicago.
Mrs. Howard T. Wilson, Vlrdcn.
Airs. Nolson Backus, Freoport.
Mrs. Anna L. Smith, Chicago.
Mrs. W. II. Hart, Denton.
Carl It. Latham, Chicago.
Candidates for, presidential electors
at largo wcro nominated as follows:
Charjcs C. Craig, Galcsburg.
V. E. Lancaster, Quincy.
Richard II. Colby, Chicago.
John Bulllngton, Taylorvillo.
After tho convention adjourned the
dolegatos to tho national convention
mot and elected Georgo E. Brcnnan
ol iLy 10th district, CIiIcuro, as chair-'
man of tho stato delegation because
of tho death of Rogor C. Sullivan, to
whom tho honor was to bo given.
Charles Bocschonstoln of Edwards
vlllo was re-elected national commit
teemen. UTILITIES MUST
HAVE HIGHER RATES
Before tho public utilities commis
sion on Wednesday James B.
Forgan, chairman of tho board
ot directors ot tho First Na
tional Bank, gavo testimony similar
to that furnished by E. D. Hulbert,
prosldent of tho Illinois Trust nnd
Savings, tho Corn Exchnngo National
and tho Merchants' Loan and Trust
Mr. Forgan declared that tho utili
ties aro In a "desporato condition"
nnd can got neither capital nor credit.
Thoso nblo to borrow monoy from tho
banks, ho said, nro unablo to pay tho
presont high Interest rate a rato
which has been Increased to meet tho
competition for money from other
lines ot business.
"It Is Impossiblo for them to get
capital or sufficient monoy to glvo tho
sorvlco thoy ought to glvo or to mako
any necessary extensions and enlarge
ments," ho said. "Tholr credit has
boon depreciated by loose talk."
Mr. Forgan said ho saw only ono
way out for tho utilities thoy should
bo allow Btilllclont rates to guarantee
a fixed Income At tho present timo
tho demand for capital on tho part
of tho public utllltlos is exceedingly
"This is duo to tho tact that during
tho war capital was not nvallablo,"
Mr. Forgan wont on. "Now that tho
nlclpal township organization has In
cluded in Us roport a recommenda
tion that In downstnto counties, sher
iffs and treasurers may bo re-elected
to theso olllcos,
Tho same ofllces in Cook county aro
not mentioned, It bolng tho sense ot
tho commltteo that any changes In
theso offices in that county shall bo
made by tho Chicago and Cook coun
Tho commltteo on Chicago and
Cook county Is still struggling over
taxation, bonding and debt limita
tions and municipal ownership of pub
lic utilities, as applied to Chicago.,
Whothor or not tho present 5 per
cent limit shall bo mado on full valu
ation for taxing purposes cannot be
agreed upon by somo members.
utilities me in a despernto condition,
thoy can get neither capital nor
Although bonds issued by tho com
panies are selling considerably below
par, tho vnliiu behind them is such
that thoy should bo selling at a much
higher figure, the banker assorted. He
told how tho public had lost conn-
denco in utility securities. Investors,
havo purchased them from tho banks,
and now that thoy havo docllned in
valuo and thoy cannot bo sold at par
tho Investors blnmo tho banks and
tho companies, and spread tho word
among all tholr acquaintances not to
buy utility securities.
"Such talk has spread throughout
tho country," Mr. Forgan said.
Judgo Klckham Scanlan ot tho Cir
cuit Court Is much talked ot for tho
Republican nomination for Stato's
In Judicial campaigns, Doth at pri
maries and oloctlons, Judgo Scanlan
has been ono of tho Btrongost voto
gottors in tho G. O, P. ranks. His
boosters' say ho would koop up his
winning streak In tho race for Stato's
"city Clerk Jne T. Igoo gives t
(faction to the public.
OKIO.eOy SATURDAY, MAY
State Convention Endorses Gov
ernor Lowdcn for President and
Senator Sherman for National
The Republican State Convention at
Springfield endorsed Governor Frank
O. Lowdcn for President by a largo
It also virtually mndo Senator L. Y.
Sherman leader of tho party In tho
state nnd picked him for National
The ten delegates nt large nro:
SENATOR LAWRENCE Y. SHER
SENATOR MEDILL McCORMICK,
REPRESENTATIVE FRANK L.
SMITH, Dwight, chairman state com
mittee. REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM A.
RODENBERO, East St. Louis.
HAROLD L. ICKES, Chicago.
FRED L. UPHAM, Chicago, treas
urer national commltteo.
LIEUT.-GOV. JOHN G. OGLESBY,
LOUIS L. EMMERSON, Mount
Vernon, secretary of stato and chair
man ot Lowdcn campaign committee.
MAYOR THOMPSON, Chicago.
SAMUEL A. ETTELSON, corpora-
HARRY N. GRUT,
Vice President of the Mercantile Trust and Savings Bank.
tlon counsol of Chicago.
Alternates chosen by tho conven
Orvillo F. Borry, Carthago.
David E. Shanahan, Chicago, speak
or of stato houso of representatives.
Honry L. Grcono, Urbana.
W. B. McIIenry, Rochollo.
Eugono R. Pike, Chicago,
Walter II. Wood, Cairo.
' Mrs. Flotchor Dobyns, Chicago, head
of Illinois womon's organization.
Mrs. Ernest Griffon, chairman wom
on's oxocutlvo committoe. .
Otis B. Duncan, Sprlngflold.
Irono Poaso Montanyl, Chicago,
chairman Thompson women's organi
zation. Tho women leaders express disap
pointment that tho convention did not
name a woman as dolcgato.
Don't put your money on out-of-town
boosting schomos. Just spend It In
Chicago with Chicago people.
Both Republicans and Democrats Side
Tracked Any Allusion to the Thirst
Problem at State Convention
Many Democrats Look Forward to a Winning
Fight for An Anti-Prohibition Flank in
Whllo tho wet plank brought down
to Springfield to tho Democratic
State Convention only received four
out of twenty-five votes In tho resolu
tions committee, tho wet Domocrntlc
leaders expect to get it into tho Na
If the plans of Illinois Democratic
leaders aro realized at the San Fran-
Cisco convention, tho wet and dry Is
suo will not bo smathorcd by tho
Brynn followers In tho commltteo of
resolutions, ns many nstuto prophets
havo predicted, but will bo enrriod to
tho floor of tho convention, forming
tho basis for a lively forensic wran
gle, nt least.
TI1C80 Illinois wots, in common with
Domocrats of similar persuasion In
many other statos, think that in tho
adoption of a llboral plank In tho Dom
ocratlo platform, declaring for boer
and light wlno, that tho party has tho
host chanco to garner tho votes that
havo slipped away on tho league of
nations, Irish, and othor questions.
Tho llnoup In tho convention, ac
cording to Tribuno figures, carrlos
uopo that thoy will bo ablo to reject
tho majority roport ot tho commltteo
on resolutions which will bo admitted
ly dry, and mako a good light for tho
J adoption ot a minority wot report. In
order to adopt such a report, they will
need G32 votes In the convention. i
Tho wet preference In tho delega
tions is figured as follows:
Now Jersey 28
New York 90
Theso figures given nro based on
"uro voles" nnd mny bo increased
under tho unit rule, which obtains
In many of tho states, hucIi as 1111
uols and New York. Under this tho
majority voto of tho delegation do
cldes how tho entire voto Is to ho
MESERVEY TO HEAD
Leader in Political and Financial
World Will Be Elected Presi
dent May 17.
Stlllmau T. Mosorvey, a Republi
can of national reputation and ac
quaintance, will bo elected Prosldont
of tho Hamilton Club at tho olectlon
Mny 17. Mr. Mosorvoy Is a leader In
tho business nnd financial world. Ho
served three terms as mayor of Fort
Dodge, Iowa; organized and was
V H II laf I A He m s
IN THE CTT Y HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
lloalth Commissioner Robertson
nnd Aldorman Adnmowskl will at
tompt to roduco tho cobi ot living by
buying army food and placing It on
sale at police stations. Chlcagoans
nro bolng donlod tholr sharo of these
stocks through delays in the parcels
Tag days aro to ho curbed, possibly
forblddon. Tho council Judiciary com
mittee Tuesday, after lengthy discus
sion, dirocted Chairman Olson to havo
tho legality of tho street collections
Inquired Into. "If tho practice is legal
then wo should enact an ordinance to
protect tho public against spurious
organizations and for Insuring tho
ubo of tho money for chnritablo pur
poses only," suggested Alderman
Schwartz. Tho Chicago Law Enforce
ment Loaguo, through James N. Mc
Minn and J. E. McEIdownoy, told tho
aldormon tho practice was Illegal. Al
dormon Fetzor, Kostnor and Stoffon
woro appointed a subcommittee to
dolvo Into tho question nnd to submit
a report at tho meeting noxt Tuesday.
Daylight saving agitation In Chi
cago was revived again Tuesday by
tho now Judiciary commltteo or tho
city council. In vlow of tho repeated
requests for tho extra hour of day
light by thousands of workers and
various trades union organizations,
tho aldermen bollovo enough votos
mny bo mustered to onact tho ro
quired ordinance. At tho suggestion
of Chairman Olson action was de
ferred until noxt Tuesday, when hoar-
I lugs will bo given thoso IntoreBts who ;
"WlIOIiE Kl'MlMia? 155)5
midiler or tho Fort Dodgo Nntli
tlank; served as president of tho F
National Bank of that city, and, at
(lie samo time, outdated as president
of tho Fort Dodgo Wholesale Grocery
Company. Ho served two terms In tho
lowa legislature and has a nation
wide political acquaintance. Ho was
a close fi'lcnd nnd manager of political
affairs of tho lato Senator Dollver. Ho
tamo to Chicago In become tho secre
tary of tho United States Gypsum
Company, nnd Is a member of its
flnanco and exccutlvo commltteo. Ho
Is also president ot tho Eric & Michi
gan Railway and Navigation Com
pany. REPUBLICAN STATE
1 Adolpli Murks, Chicago,
2 Edwin S. Davis, Chicago.
:t .lames Ilea Chicago.
A Thomas J. Finucano, Chicago.
r Morris Idler, Chicago.
0 Gcorgo B. Arnold, Chicago.
7 John P. Garner, Chicago.
S Freil E. Erlekson, Chicago.
H Eugene R. Pike. Chicago.
10 Charles Bostrnui, Chicago.
11 Justus L. Johnson, Aurora.
12 Adam C. Cllffe, DoKalb.
13 Arthur M. Smith, Stockton.
11 Walter A. Rosenflcld, Rock Is
land. 1G Jerome A. Christy, Adams county.
10 Garrett DoF. Kinney, Peoria.
17 E. II. Hawk, Bloomlngton.
IS Ernest X. USure, Danville.
1!) J. S. Baldwin, Decatur.
20 S. Elmer Simpson, Carrollton.
21 Itlihard M. Sullivan, Sprlngflold.
22 Clcoro J I.lndley, Greonvlllo.
23 George A Brown, Brownstown.
2fi ChurleM 11. Miller, Franklin.
already prosonted their
Members ot the Board of Education
occupied tho rolo of movie patrons
Tuesduy afternoon when tho newly
formed Society for Visual Education,
of whoso board of director. Frank A.
Vandorllp reconlly boenmo chairman,
placed u number of their reols on
vlow in tho now board rooms on S.
Films selected from a numbor mado
undor tho direction of loading Ameri
can educators wero shown. Tho edu
cational sconarlofl woro written by
Professor William C. Bagley of Co
Among thoso who witnessed tho
demonstration woro President E. J.
Davis, Assistant Superintendent D.
E. Cole, Goorgo B. Arnold and A. H.
SovorlnghaiiH of tho Bonrd ot Educa
tion; Dudloy Grant Hays, director of
school oxtouslou; Professor Rollln D.
Salisbury of tho University of Chi
cago and president of tho Society for
Visual Education; Harloy L. Clarke,
vlco-presldent and general manager
of the samo organization; Piofcssor
F. R. Moulton of tho Unlvcjslty of
Chicago and other noted educators.
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