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CKIOA0 SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1920.
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ILL. FOR PALMER
Democratic Delegation to San Francisco
Is Claimed by the Friends of
the Attorney General
Hopeful of (Jetting the Fifty-Eight Delegates
from the Prairie State on the
Attorney General Palmer's friends
predict that ho will got tho fifty-eight
votes of Illinois for president on tho
Thoy claim 19"Hi votes In tho
Democratic national convention con
ceding only 275 votes to other candi
dates and classifying 337V6 votes as
Former Congressman Cnrlln, chair
man of tho Pnlmor campaign commit
tee, issued theso figures In tho course
of a statement on Palmer's defeat of
tho McAdoo forces In Pennsylvania.
"An effort to swing tho anti-Palmer
voto In tho stato to formor Secretary
of tho Treasury McAdoo was a total
falluro," Carlln said. "In Mr. Pal
mer's homo county tho voto was
eight to ono for Palmor and against
McAdoo. Tho olllclal returns, now be
ing tabulated, show that at least sov-outy-four
of tho sovonty-slx Pennsyl
vania delegates will bo for Palmer
first, last, and all tho time. In tho
local contosts tho Palmer organiza
tion candidates wore uniformly suc
cessful." SEVENTY CLUB WILL
EAT AND TALK
Tho Threo Scoro and Ton Club,
composed of seventy men prominent
in political, civic and professional Ufa
in Chicago, Is to hold Its quadrennial
presidential grill dinner Saturday
evening, Juno C, at tho gold room in
tho Congress hotol. Tho principal
speakers will bo Chauncoy M. Dopow
Talk About Men and Matters
Connected With Public Affairs
in All the Different Camps
Anton J. Cormak will boat Doc Hold
"out of his boots" for clork of tho
Appollato Court, in tho opinion of
many political exports. Tho Demo
crats will nomlnato Cormak and tho
Republicans will nnmo Roid.
John E. Traeger, formor shorlff und
a great voto getter, is a strong candl
dato for tho Democratic nomination
Carter H. Harrison, who was mayor
In tho latter part of tho Nineteenth
Contury and tho first quartor of tho
presont ono, is talkod of by tho mar-
Items of Interest Concerning Men
and Measures in the
Possibility of adding $500,000 in a
lump sum to tho depleted coffers of
tho city woro soon in an announce
ment that tho city and county had
agreed to submit their claims against
each other to adjudication by either
Suporlor or Circuit Court judges'.
Tho announcement was mndo by
Urg Mt WmUt Cfrcuhtka Amm
Ffb ! Uln-M wd SUnefef
of Now York, Samuel It. McKolvio,
governor of Nebraska; J. Hampton
Mooro, mayor of Philadelphia; Edgar
A. Guest of Detroit and Douglns Mai
loch of Chicago.
Tho program is in clinrgo of tho fol
lowing commlttco: Frank B. Morton,
chairman; howls Johnson, B. J.
Hrundnge, Gcorgo H. White, William
McKinloy, Josoph Weissenbach, Ed
win W. Sims, Col. A. F. Loronzcn, II.
Hussoll Hoss, Itobort F. FItzsImmons,
Maclay Hoync, Douglns Mnlloch, John
Fletcher, Charles II. Stoddard, It. A.
Gunn and Harry J. Hidings.
TO RETIRE 16
Flro Chief O'Connor having cut
down tho numbor of battalions in tho
department from 32 to 10 many nldor
men boo a chanco to rcduco oxponscs.
There arc now 32 battalion chiefs
drawing big salaries. Each was for
merly In chargo of ono battalion. Now
thero aro two chlofs to each battalion
and tho aldermon want to abolish 10
PLOVES TO QUIT
Unless scrubwomen, elevator men,
window wnshors und Janitors In tho
federal building nro granted an in
cronso in pay by July 1, 120 will ro-
bib cuttors of tho Democratic party
The contest In tho Hand Out Club
as to "which olllco has tho biggest
political stiff in tho city hall" Is get
ting interesting. Tho City Collector's
olllco is In dangor of losing tho laurols
it tho City Morguo continues to gain
Aldorman Lylo of tho Third ward
wants tho Republican nomination for
Friends of tho decoased ones aro
booming Joo Connory for Recorder.
Aldorman U. S. Schwartz, chairman
of a subcommittee of tho council fi
nance commlttco whloh took up tho
quostlan of sottloment of 'tho claims.
Tho city Insists that tho county owes
$500,000 for tho board of county pris
oners in tho city bridowoll during tho
past ton years. Tho county counters
with a claim of something llko $300,
000 on proporty owned by tho city,
but on which It has refusod to pay
"Tho city has much tho boat of tho
claiming contest," said Aldorman
Schwartz, "and it looks as though
nftor yoars of wrangling a sottloment
would bo reached soon."
sign on that date, Custodian .Nugl
sniti, ana the building will bo left
With only about tlllrtv otiinlnvns ilnltitr
tho work specified.
Mr. Nngl said that tho resigna
tions of tho employes had been
handed to him soma Hum nco. mt
that ho had Induced them to stay un
til JUiy l, wnen it was hoped that
tho Nolan bill, now boforo congross,
would bo passed, and under its pro
visions tho employes would bo glvon
a minimum salary of $3 a dny. Mr.
Nagl said that ho had received word
from Washington that tho bill Is side
tracked and tlioro is no immediate
liopo of its passage
"I said that It thoy loft I would got
them jobs In loop buildings," said Mr.
Nngl, "and I will keop my word. Tho
resignations will seriously cripple tho
operations of tho buildings. Wo havo
about 150 workers of tho kinds af
fected. Tho resignations will leavo
us about thirty. I cannot soo how
wo can get now employes nt tho
presont wages paid by tho govern
Fifty aldermon aro reported to bo
pledged to daylight saving. If thoy
could bo pledged to saving money tax
payers would bo bettor pleased.
Mayor Elects His Choice for
Republican State Chairman.
Mayor Thompson defeated Gov.
Lowdcn's farces in the Hepubllcnn
Stato Central Commlttco on Tuesday
and elected Col. Frank L. Smith chair
man, BANQUET TO
Alderman Charles J. Agnow will bo
bnnquctted by a nuinbar of his friends
at the Morrison 'Hotol on Thursday,
1 Adolph Marks, Chicago.
2 Edwin S. Davis, Chicago.
.1 James Ilea, Chicago.
I Thomas J. Flnucanc, Chicago.
C Morris Ellor, Chicago.
0 Gcorgo D. Arnold, Chicago.
7 John P. Garnor, Chicago.
S Fred E. Erickson, Chicago.
C. B. WILLEY
President of the C. L. Willey Co., Popular Citizen Who Is a Leader in Busi
ness and Social Life of Chicago
9 -Eugono R. Plko, Chicago.
10 CharloB Rostrom, Chicago.
11 Justus L. Johnson, Aurora.
12 Adam C. Cllffo, DoKalb.
13 Arthur M. Smith, Stockton.
14 Walter A. Rosonflold, Rock Is
lnnd. 15 Joromo A. Christy, Adams county.
1G Oarrott DoF. Klnnoy, Peoria.
17 B. B. Hawk, nioomlngton.
18 Ernest X. LcSuro, Danvillo.
19 J. S. Baldwin, Decatur.
20 S. Elmor Simpson, Carrollton.
21 Richard M. Sullivan, Springfield.
22 CIcoro J. Llndlcy, Qreonvlllo.
23 Qeorgo A. Brown, Brownstown.
25 Charles II. Mlllor, Franklin.
Judge George B. Holmes Is gratify
ing his many friends with the fine
record he is making on the Municipal
Dennis J. Egan ia a Democratic
leader of force, ability and popularity.
Rustic Yokels Who Graft on Politics
from Down State Manure Heaps
Would Deprive City of Yotes
They Are Working Over-time to Limit Our
Representation in the Legislature
of the State
Tho long dlstunco tobacco spitters
who manage politics and pursue cor
poration coin In tho state outside of
Chicago aro Jealous of the growth of
If their Inllucnco counts nnd it looks
as If It would Cook county may havo
CS members In a house of representa
tives of 18., under a limitation plan
tontntlvoly agreed to by downstato
dolegutos on tho lcglslatlvo commit
tee of tho constitutional convention.
Thoy would start by giving each
county a representative on a Bio
graphical basis. Thon an additional
lawmnker would bo allotted for each
Tills would gle Cook county G."
und downstato 120. tho restriction
To provont Cook county from over
getting moro than 10 per cent of tho
representatives tho population unit
would bo doubled with each succeed
ing apportionment. It would becomo
100,000 thou 200,000 and so on. It
would soon bar any increnso in tho
slzo of tho house
And Chicago and Cook county pay
over half of tho taxes of tho stato.
A still hunt is on to round up a
majority of tho delegates to tho re
publican national convention for
Senator Sherman for national com-
mlttccmnn. Tho Sherman leaders
nssert they will havo nt least live
votes to spare. Mayor Thompson's
friends, however, suy Thompson will
be re-elected committeeman and as
sert that thero has been an agree
ment with tho l.owden forces to re
elect the mayor. This, however, is
Tho Sherman leaders glvo Thomp
son seventeen votes In Cook county
and will not concede inoro than flvo
of the district delegates from down
stole, two In I.cn' Small's district, two
In Congressman Rodenborg's district
and ono In Col. Frank Smith's dis
trict. Thoy say possibly Thompson
will not get ull of thoso mentioned.
Judiciary, Carr; llnnnco, Littler; on
glnoorlnB," Clark; electrical develop
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
Talking about tho city council It
Is looking forward to somo possibili
ties in the absence of anything elso
to light about.
With tho rovlval of activity by tho
council commlttco on local transpor
tation tho question of olllco quarters
for tho various big committees of tho
city council has become a pressing
one nt tho city hall.
Ono possibility that looms is u con
flict for olllco space between tho trac
tion committer1 and tho new commit
teo on elections and revenue.
Tho commlttco on elections nnd
levonue, bended by Aldorman A. J.
Ceriunk, has tho important duties of
redisricting tho wards of tho city
and rovlslng tho city's licensing
schedulo to increase tho municipal In
come. Thoro Is much detailed rou
tlno work in connection with both
tnsks, and when tho local transporta
tion committee practically susponded
operations, Alderman Cormak moved
his desk and that of his secretary in
to tho unused ofllcc.
Olllcinlly tho spaco being used by
tho elections and rovouuo committee
oolongs to tho traction body. Whether
diplomatic loprosontatlons will bo
sent to tho olcctlons and rovimuo
commlttco nsklnp It to vacato, or a
working arrangement will be reached
by which both committees will uso
tho ofllco, Is now a mattor of specu
lation. Mombors of tho now council com
mlttco on local transportation will
map out a program of activities for
tho onsulng year. Suggestions for
transportation bottei meats will bo
glvon the commlttco in writing by
Aid. U. S. Schwartz, tho now chair
man. "Tho fact that tho city has boon
shorn of Its powers in transportation
matters to a consldornhlo extont doos
not mean thnt tho commltteo's hands
nro tied," said Aid. Schwartz. "Thoro
aro many things which wo can Im
prove, oven it only ns individual al
dermon." Aid. Schwnitz supplants Aid Henry
D. Cnpltaln as chairman of tho com
mittee Talking of tho high cost of graft
tho llnnnco commlttco has placed Its
approval on tho Inst of tho hills from
tho bonid of local improvements for
hiring oxports In connection with tho
Michigan avonuo boulovard link
Tho cost ot oxports in connection
ment, Nil n co ; federal relations, Clark;
not th shore channel, Pnullln; rent es
tate development, Cnrr; rules, Paul
lln; stato and municipal relations,
Clark; labor, Lawloy; stono and spoil
banks, Sergei; health and public or
der, Nance; Calumet Sag channol,
Mueller; Illinois valley, Carr; employ
John V. Eckhart, tho well known
mlllor, is rospoctcd as a domocratit
loader as woll ns a recognized power
in commercial life.
Frank Johnston, Jr., nblo judgo of
the Circuit court, would make a
Croat govornor of Illinois.
Colonel August W. Mlllor, popular
clork of tho Circuit Court is making a
plondld public record.
Chief Moonoy of tho city dotectlva
bureau, is ono of tho ablost pollco
olllclal in tho United States.
with tho link building Is placed vari
ously ut between $300,000 and $750,
Now there Is a hullabaloo about
Mayor Thompson's reasons for delay
ing tho appointment or tho civilian
members ot a zoning commlsRlnu. Aid.
Link said ho would demand an ex
planation from the mayor ns to why
tho appointments have not been made
In accordance with tho power given
him by tho city council in April. It
has boon hinted thnt there Is a dis
agreement concerning tho appoint
inont of a chairman for tho commis
sion nnd Aid. Link wants to know
if this Is holding up tho appointments.
Tho -.'tli waul alderman has an
ordinance for a bit of penromeal zon
ing In IMgewator. In nccordanco with
a petition signed by 500 residents of
tho district tho ordinance will nsk
that stoics and npattment houses of
one. two and threo room suites bo
oxcluded from tho districts east of tho
olevated rallwoy and north ot Thorn
dalo avenue In Shorldun rond nnd
Konmoro and Wlnthrop avenues.
Another City Hull row loomed up
whon tho nnmlng of experts by Presi
dent M. J. Fahorty of tin board of
local Improvements, with u salary ot
$10,000 each, to pass on rcul n3tato
valuations in connection vlth west
sldo stroet Improvements gave prom
Iso of being hold up hv the council
llnnnco commlttco following a tur
bulent session at which tho board
chief and Aid. Thomas O. Wnllaco
ot tho 2'ld word almost camo to
Trouble started whon Fahorty was
asked to oxplain why certain Thomp
son ward committeemen, somo of
whom had llttlo knowlodgo of ronl
ostnto values, wero among tlioro se
lected foi appointment.
Aid. A. A. McCminlck stopped be
tween the- two men ns thoy stood fac
ing oach othor with clenched lists and
pushed Fnhortv back into his sfat as
tho lntter was giving Aid. Wnllaco
tho Information thnt ho would spend
$25,000 to defont him when hn comes
up for ie election not spring
Largest WaeJtrjr Grcolation Among
People of Inflaence mi StaruMns