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THIRTY-FIRST YEAH, NO. 34.
2' Per Year In Advance.
CHXGAtaOv 8ATD1DAT, 3LA.Y 22, 1920.
TBNmmhi WnOLBKUMBEK IBOG
The Supreme Court May Knock Out the
Primary Law and Leave Old
Committees in Control
A Decision Cannot Be Reached Before October,
But Politicians Are Watching
Eagerly for Action
Politicians arc- watching eagerly
for a decision of tho Supremo Court
In tho Fox enso where tho primary
law Is at stake.
If tho court holds with tho plain
tiff that tho law is unconstitutional,
with tho cxcoptlon of tho repealing
clause, the effect will bo fur reach
ing, according to tho attorneys in
tcrcstcd. Tlicro will ho no republi
can or democratic county commit
tees unless tho old commlttco holds
over. Tho power to nominate can
didates for tho Superior and Circuit
court benches will bo lost to tlm
Attorneys Marshall and Smith al
lego that tho law Is unconstitutional
in that it discriminates against pro
duct committeemen and gives ward
committeemen representing small
wards nearly tho Bamo voting
strength as thoso representing largo
wards, and that it gives tho county
committees of Cook county tho power
to fix the size of the voting dlclr.
It Is said tho bill was altered af
ter it was recommended by Gov. Low
den's election commission and that
tho scnato is responsible for tho
changes in Section 10, which, it is
charged make Invalid tho ifntlro act,
with tho exception ok ono clause. At
torney General Brundogo Is suld to
have rendored nn opinion that the
sections under Arc nro unconstitu
tional, and Attornoy Marshall Is con
fident tho Supremo Court will sus
tain his contentions.
CAt FARES TO CLIMB
Further increase of car faros, or a
strlko tleup, loomed when tho car
men mndo their demand for $1 an
hour to olllclnls of the Chicago sur
taco lines assembled in tho olllco of
tho president, Henry A. Dlalr.
Tho union committee- was hoaded
by President William Qulnlan. Tho
present contract of G5 conts an hour
will oxplro July 1.
"It was only n preliminary confer
ence," Mr. Dlalr sold. "Several will
bo held boforo a crisis Is reached.
Tho present contract provides that
either party shall glvo thirty days
notice of any dcslro to chango tho
elemental factors in tho agreement.
Tho union is a llttlo abend of time."
' Simultaneously comes tho domahd
of tho trnlnmon of tho olovnted roads
for an Increaso to $1.05 an hour. Tho
company nlso appealed for permission
Items of Interest Concerning
and Measures in the
More Cook county criminals wero
paroled from Jollot ponltentlary
mid Pontlac reformatory during
tho flvo years from Jan. 1, 1010, to
Jan. 1, 1020, than wero sontonccd
from Cook county, State's Attornoy
Mnclay Iloyno declaros in a statoment
issued Monday. Ho denouncos tho
present pnrolo system as rosponslblo
for most of Cook county's crlmo.
Pnrolod convicts nro caught red
handed time after tlmo, engaged in
tho samo crimes for which tlioy woro
sontonccd to prison; tlioy nro recon
victed, only to bo ropnrdoned, with
sonio saloonkeeper or politician stand
ing sponsor for them, Mr. Hoyno
LWgMt WwHr Circulation Aaong
PwfJe ! Influence and Staining
to ralso Its fares boforo tho union de
mands wcro rccolved.
Tho surfaco lines will request an 8
cent fare, and tli'o elevated road a 10
cent faro, it was revealed.
GIVE HIPPO TO
Lincoln park zoo is to havo an ad
ded attraction a hippo. William
Wrigloy, Jr., membor of tho park
board, has announced ho will pay for
u hippopotamus. Ho stipulated that
a "pygmy hippo" bo purchased, and
it was estimated that ono could be
procured for about $4,000.
Albert E. Parkor, kcopcr of tho zoo,
also has boon Instructed to purchaso
an assortment of birds and monkeys,
-iho commissioners also authorized
that a bond Issuo bo submitted tho
votors for tho extension of tho park
to Montroso boulevard.
Robert W. Dunn, attorney for tho
I stato good roads association, was
elected president of tho Hamilton club
at tho annual election Tuesday night.
Ho defeated Stlllmnn T. Moscrvey by
2 votes, polling a total of 505 against
BCD. John C. Kvorott wns elected vlco
prosldont over William G. Edons, win
ning by 5 votes. Othpr olllcors elect
ed nro: Walter F. Olds, socond vlco
picsldont; Jool C. Carlson, third vico
president j John I. Foglo, secretary
and John C. Armstrong, treasurer.
1 Adolph Marks, Chicago.
2 Edwin S. Davis, Chicago,
a James Ren, Chicago.
4 Thomas J. Flnucano, Chicago.
5 Morris Ellor, Chicago.
C -Georgo D. Arnold, Chicago.
7 John P. Gnrnor, Chicago.
8 Fred E. Erlckson, Chlcngo.
statos. Professional roformors uro
ncttvo as sponsors, somo having as
many ns 100 paroled convicts assign
ed to thorn nt ono tlmo, ho declares.
"From tlmo to tlmo olnco I havo
boon stnto's nttornoy I havo had oc
casion to call attontlon to tho nbuso
of tho pnrolo system," Mr. Hoyno
statos. ''Other oinclols connected
with law onforcomont ugonclos havo
done likewise Tho ovll Is empha
sized by tho many major crimes that
aro coinmltteed In our own city, no
small proportion of which nro com
mitted by paroled convicts.
"Ono of tho ways to lesson crlmo In
Chicago Is to repeal tho parolo law, or,
at least, restrict its oporntlon. Pollco
records show that tho incroaso in
crlmo Is duo In n largo measure to
tho prosenco of paroled convicts In
our community. Imagine stato pent
tontlarles and reformatories turning
folons back Into tho streets faster
than our courts aro ablo to send thorn
Into tho prisons,"
9 Eugono It. Pike, Chicago.
10 Charles Bostrom, Chicago.
11 Justus L. Johnson, Aurora.
12 Adam C. Clllte, DoKalb.
13 Arthur M. Smith, Stockton.
14 Walter A, Itosentlold, Rock Is
land. in Joromo A. Christy, Adams county.
10 Garrett DoF. Kinney, Peoria.
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Treasurer of the
17 E. D. Hawk, DIoomington.
18 Ernest X. LoSuro, Danvillo.
10 J. S. Baldwin, Decatur.
20 S. Elmer Simpson, Carrollton.
21 Ulclmrd M. Sullivan, Springfield.
22 Clcoro J. Llndloy, Greenville
23 Georgo A. Drown, Drownstown.
25 Charles H. Miller, Franklin.
"Tho wet and dry Issuo will forco
tho Democratic convention to nonil
nato Attornoy Gonoral Palmer for
prosldont," was tho statoment of
Judge John H, Atwood of Kansas, ot
Palmer hoadquartors. "Tho ono-thlrd
and more of wots will havo sufilclont
strongth to block tho nomination of
any ono totally dry," ho said. "Tho
drys will not stand for tho nomination
of Edwards or Cox."
Sonntor Johnson will mako n tour
of tho larger cltios boforo tho Repub
lican convention with a vlow of plac
ing his candidacy for tho Republican
nomination boforo business nion.
CITY HALL DEAD BEATS
A correspondent writes thnt thoro
are more dead beats nmnng tho lead
ing City Hall olllco holders today than
thoro over wero under any adminis
tration. Tho debt collectors' union
has somo of tho most prominent
tabbed, ho says.
PITY THE TAXPAYERS
Fitting up somo county ofllccs with
bums to pay political debts Is a poor
wuy to cultivate popularity with the
JUDGE AND PIMPS
Tho wonderful Interest, shown by
somo of our Judges in tho welfaro of
pimps Is easily established by reading
tho columns of tho dallies filled with
referenco to that class of toughs.
THE PUBLIC BE D D
Evidently our criminal laws are only
to bo enforced in underworld family
quarrols mid labor sluggers' gun fests.
Speculations In food and clothing.
Ilobbcrs of tho public.
Aro all forgotten by our officials in
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FRED W. UPHAM.
National Committee In Charge of the Arrangements for the
Republican National Convention,
tho crnzo to break Into tho public
prints in connection with grafting
toughs who woro n big menace to tho
Gov. I-owdon departed Monday for
tho east. Ho sptmks in Hartford,
Conn., tonight boforo tho national So
cloty of tho Sons of tho American
Revolution. Gen. Wood started for
West Virginia, wlioro ho will put In
flvo busy days In tlio pro-primary cam
paign that sottlcs the disposition of
tho stnto's 11 votes as between him
self and Sonntor Howard Sutherland
of that stnto. The primary Is noxt
County Commissioner ATDort Nowak
has mado a splondld public record
slnco'hls election to tho county board.
Ho Is always looking aftor tho inter
ests of tho pooplo as his votes provo.
Ills constituents are proud of him and
well satlsflod with his record.
The Republican National Committee Has
Commenced Work in Chicago to
Decide Who Shall Have Seats
Fred W. Upham and Assistants Are Putting the
Golisenm Rapidly in Condition for
the Big Convention
Fred W. Upham, chairman of tho
Chicago Arrangements Committee tins
tho Convention hall nearly ready and
tho Republican National Commlttoo
is busily engaged in settling tho con
tests In various state delegations in
so far as scats In tho convention nro
Tuesday was the last day for filing
contests with tho bccrotury of the na
tional committee, Clnrouco I). Miller,
at national bcadnu.iitora nt Washing
ton. Substantially all that have been
started nro on record in Chicago
headquarters. All that havo been
filed aro between southern delega
tions that aro for Gen. Wood and an-tl-Wood
delegates that will bo split
up among tho Hold.
Tho list of real contests follows:
Aikansns, 4 at largo; Florida, entlro
delegation of S; Goorgln, 11 of 17
delegatos; Louisiana, ontlro delega
tion of 12; Minnesota, 2 fiom tho
Tenth district; Mississippi, entire
delegation of 12; Missouri, 2 from tho
Fourth district; Oklahoma, (! dlstilct
delegates ; South Carolina, entlro dele
gation of 11; Tennessee, 2 delegatos
from Sixth district; Virginia, 4 dele
gates at largo and 2 dologates from
tho Eighth dlbtrlct; District of Colum
bia, 2 delegates, for which threo sets
I Comploto stato contests nro to bo
filed for Alabama, with 14 delegates,
and Texas, with 23 delegates, states
that havo not olected yet.
Gen. Wood suddenly abandoned ef
forts to round up tho Now York dele
gation to tho Republican national
convention and started back to Chl
cngo. It required less than forty-
Talk About Men and Matters
Connected With Public Affairs
in All the Different Camps
According to reports around tho
City Hall Thompson forces havo pro
pared a tentative slato for county
Republican liouiluatlons. Tho slato
snld to havo been decided upon Is ns
For Stnto's Attornoy Judgo Robert
For Recorder Alderman John P.
For Member of tho Hoard of Re
vlow Charles V. Darrctt.
For Assessors William II. Weber
and Adam Wolf.
For Snnltnry Dlstilct Trusteo
For Clerk of tho Circuit Court
A. W. Miller.
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
A pormlt for constructing a pedes
trian subway under Michigan iivenuo
nt Randolph street has been granted
tho Illinois Central railroad by Wil
liam nurkhardt, deputy commission
er of public works. It will cost $150,
000 and Is part of tho $110,000,00(1 1111
nols Contral electrification project.
Tho nverngos of tho wirlnus police
captains, so far us reduction of cilnio
In their districts Is concerned, aro
contained in tho current bulletin ot
tho pollco dopartinont ('apt Morgan
A. Collins of tho central district heads
tho list, his conunand showing n do
creaso of .'10.77 crimes for tho month
of April. Tho standard number of
crimes In this district Is 113.SS. Capt.
P. J. Lnvln of the second district, nnd
Cnpt. T. J. Caughlln of tho third dis
trict aro tied for second place. Roth
hnvo a decroaso of 17.0S. There aro
twolvo districts which show reduc
tions in crlmo, mid fifteen which show
Increases. Capt M. .1. Dannor is at
tho bottom of tho list, his district hav
ing shown nn Incroaso of 0.12.
Tho ash and garbage remov.'ih, who
havo boon lecoivlng $9 a day tor tholr
own sorvlces, togothor with a team
and wagon, demanded $11 u day, tho
union scalo. Tho finance commlttoo
fixed tholr pay at $10 a day, but tlioy
havo novor accepted mino than tho
$0 becauso by so doing thoy declared
tlioy would violate a rulo of the union.
They say It is now apparent that tho
city does not intend to give tho union
scolo and thoy aio prepared to net
with tho truck drlvors, who are do
mundlng an incroaso to $S a day from
$(!. Stieot clennorH want an ndvanco
from $1.05 to $3.05. Tho pay of street
ropair men varios as to tho work, but
tholr doinands nro said to bo for n gon
oral Increaso of 25 por cent Tho
trunk drlvors wero glvon no Increaso
at all by tho finance commlttco
Tho stato public utilities commls-
eight hours of Inquiry to satisfy tho
general that he will havo llttlo chance
to control and may, oven on tho third
ballot, get no more than 20 or tho 88
votes. Tho bulk of tho complimen
tary vote, which mny bo ciist for
Nicholas Murrny Hutlor seems cortnln
to bo thrown by tho "Old Gunrd" to
Governor Iowden of Illinois.
For Clerk of tho Appcllato Court
Tho Democratic county slate Is to
bo completed beforo tho departure ot
tho Democratic lenders for tho San
Francisco convention, Immediately lif
ter the Republican national conven
tion. The only decision thus fur is
for Judge M. L. McKlnloy for stnto's
nttornoy. .The Republican regulars'
slato Is to bo completed by tho may
or's party on Its Shlloh battlollold
trip and tho nntl-Thoiupsou ticket will
bo started not later than Juno 15.
slon wns told that subways nro neces
sary to rollovo oIstlng trnlllo conges
tion In tho downtown district mid that
municipal ownorshlp of tho surfaco
lines would provo successful.
"Tho 200 trailers ordored In uso by
the coinmlsslou will not euro tho
tioublo," wild I) C. Caldwell, apprais
er of traction properties. "What Chi
cago needs Is a subway system llko
tho ono In Philadelphia.
William II. Tlgornian, Knnsas CIt
Invontor and promoter of a monorail
system, was called by Assistant Cor
poration Counsel Dan A. Roberts to
tell what ho know of conditions In
tho principal cities of tho country.
'.Municipal ownership exists in
Senttlo mid San Francisco," ho said.
"Only a 5-cont fnre 1b being chargod.
enough revonuo is bolng collected to
pny tho oniployes a good wngo mid
tho sorvico is satisfactory."
"What do you think ot Chicago's
"It's tho poorest I havo yet run
The gas company's potltlon for n.
17 per cent into Increaso was taken
under ndvlsomont by tho Public Utili
ties Commission In closing tho city's
argument Donald R. RIchborg, special
gas eounsol for Chicago, suggested a
tompoiary r.ito of threo months' dura
tion to allow for any chango In the
piosont high pi Ices. Ho said tho city
would not opposo nn Increaso by tho
compam from S5 conts, tho prosenl
rate, to 00 cents n thousand feet, but
he chaiartoruod the $1 21 rate asked
for as lu oxcoss of a fall return.
Largest WeeMy Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing