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THIRTY-FIRST YEAR, NO. .)C.
12 Per Year In Advance.
CHICAGO SATUJTDAY, JUNE 5, 1920.
WHOLE W UMBER 1C08
4A jit ral n n mSBBc
ELKS BIS WEEK
Five Hundred Thousand Visitors Will
Be in Chicago the Week' of Their
It Will Be the
Tho world's third city will bo
steeped In purple ntid white and trans
formed Into the American playground
during the Elks convention July C
Preparations for tho InvUslon of
some 000,000 visitors nro being pushed
forward rapidly by all business Inter
ests In Chicago, nnd tho conunlttco
in charge of celebration plans liavo
completed a program of entertainmont
that rivals those of ancient Rome.
Tho incoming Elks will bo dazzled
by tho lanes of purple and whlto, by
the blare of a score of bands and by
tho sheet lightning electrical display
that will set Michigan boulevard
In the "Loop" district nlono thoro
will bo ten thousand posters of wcl
coino spattering tho sky-scrapers. Tho
fronts of buildings wilt bo swathed
in purple nnd white, tho Elks colors,
and confetti and streamers of purplo
and wblto will sprinkle tho Loop from
ulrplnnes at midday.
Tho program of ontortnlnmont cov
ers everything from Olympic games
to world championship contests of
Many of the American athlotos
who will compete for world champion
ship in the Olympic gamos nt Ant
werp, Delgiuni, this year will have
their tryout July 0 with tho opening
of tho Elks Grand Lodgu Convention.
Practically every event Included in
the games will ho staged. Tho moot
will be larger than any over boforo
attempted In America.
District try-outs will bo held
throughout the city prior to tho big
meet and winners, will tnko part in
the championship events July G. Tho
winners nt tlieso championship trials
will bo eligible to tho Olympic gnmos
In August. Boy try-outs nnd cham
pionship events will bo sponsored by
the Amateur Athletic Union, of which
Col. John V. Cllnnln Is president of
tho central district.
A great wild wost show direct
from tho far west and embracing moro
elaborate features than any ovor ex
hibited before will mako tho down
town district resound with Indian
yells, and will servo ns a bright side
light to tho main program. Prizes of
from 2,000 to $5,000 will go to tho
winners in pony rnclng, roping, tying
nnd rifle nnd revolver shooting.
Tho gala week will bring forth ar
tistic and elaborato decorations that
will surpass even those of Chicago's
great world fair.
Lincoln park will havo a spectacu
lar Elks floral display, depleting tho
dial of a clock which will bo ropro
ducod In flowers of purplo and whlto.
Tho hands of tho clock will bo point
ing to the hour of olovon.
Michigan nvenuo from Eleventh
street to the new brldgo of tho boule
Items of Interest Concerning Men
and Measures in the
Tho "marriage mill" maintained by
tho county on tho second floor of tho
county building Just around tho cor
nor from tho mnrrlago license bureau
has earned $27,740.50 since Jan. 1,
1919. An order was signed by Judi
cial members of tho oxocutlvo com
mittees of tho Circuit and tho Superi
or courts authorizing that tho money
bo turned over to tho county trea
suror for county oxpensos. Ordlnarl-
Urgest WecUr Circulation Among
Peeeie el InftuKta mm! Stng
Greatest Event Ever Pulled Off
tlie City in Every
vard link, (i dlstnnco of two miles,
will bo n vcrltablo fairyland. It will
bo transformed into n court of honor.
All tho ornamental poles that carry
their myriad lights will bo draped in
Elks colors. There will bo u pylo;i
forty feet high nt each street Inter
section surmounted by American and
Elks flags Intertwined. Thero will bo
electric fountains on tho lako front
Hint will flare up like sparks from a
Hundreds of thousands of dollars
will be spent by tho big stores of
Stnto street to transform tho fronts
of their imposing structures into
quaint nnd foreign effects. Tho en
trance to each storo and shop will bo
n replica of somo well known historic
spot. For Instance, to buy haberdash
ery ono may enter an ancient French
cathedral, or to buy lingerie, milady
may pass solemnly through tho som
bro portals of n Spanish mission of
a thousand years ago.
The entlro city will conform to Hie
gonornl scheme, keeping such dopnr
turcs to the street lovel and bedeck
ing tho upper portions of buildings
with Elks colors nnd buntings.
As tho central figure In tho infinite
Illumination of tho city, thero will bo
an elk's hend, tho largest over built,
nt tho entrnnco of Grant Park, flash
ing out waves of colored lights from
thousnuds of Incnndcsconts.
Sixty thousand dollars worth of pic
turosquo floats nro now being con
structed or havo boon constructed In
Chicago for tho monstor night pnrado
and electrical display, which will bo
an outstanding fenturo of tho week.
The marchors will numbor nearly
2r.0,000 Elks from nil parts of tho
country. They will bo grouped by
states. Each group will ho preceded
by characteristic floats and accompan
ied by selected bauds. Members of
ench group will wear tho costumo rep
resentative of tholr own stato, thus
contributing n fancy dress appear
ance to the pageant.
Tho lino of march along Michigan
nvenuo will bo flanked by grand
stands, and airplanes with vaii-col-orcd
lights will guldo tho marchers
through tho downtown streets. Tho
pageant will bo tho niost spectacular
ovor attempted In Chicago.
Thlrty-ilvo states at least will tako
part In tho parade, which will bo on
tho ovonlng of July 7, and will bo tho
greatest pageant ovor staged by Elk
dom. Tho prlzo commlttco Is now ablo to
nnnounco tho following prizes to bo
awarded: For tho best appearing
lodgo In line, beautiful silk flags; for
most unlnuo appearing lodgo (no
comedy costumes permitted) silk
flags; for best drill team, first ?050;
second, $325; best Elks band, first,
$G50; second, $325; host stnto float,
ly It Is used to pay oxtra Judges from
tho rural districts.
Crime is on tho incrcaso In Chicago,
and tho pollco dopartmont, according
to Stato's Attomoy Maclay Hoyno, is
thoroughly rotten and domornllzcd.
Tho prosecutor, speaking boforo tho
City club of Decatur, declared tho
dopartmont was Chicago's principal
troublo, nnd ho took n loft handed
slap nt Mayor Thompson.
"Thoro aro not moro than throo
honest pollco captains in Chicago to
day," ho declared.
Ho didn't name tho throo ho bus
poctod of bolng honost, but wont on
to say tho force was far from effici
ent, far from incorruptible, and far
$7(50; second, $300; third, $250; host
lodgo float, silver punch bowl; sec
ond, silver cup; best decorated build
ings In loop will receivo flvo prizes.
Travelers all ovor tho country nro
to bo reminded of tho big meeting
by posters in railroad stations nnd
other conspicuous places. There will
be speclnl rallroall rutes of n fare
Treasurer of the
and olio-third for round trip tlckots
from all parts of tho country.
Tho convention will bo hold at tho
gront Auditorium Theater and tho na
tional headquarters of tho Grand
Lodgo will bo nt tho Congress Hotol.
Adequate hotol facilities will bo
available for nil visitors as a result
of long and caroful preparation that
has been mndo by tho Hotol Bureau
of tho Chicago Association of Com
merce. It Is suggosted, however, that
all thoso who havo not arranged res
ervations should commuulcato with
tho Hotol Bureau of tho Association
Tho entire city will unite In an ef
fort to mako the national mooting
of tho great ordor n civic foaturo of
international intorost and bonollt. A
homo-coming buying week will bo a
loading civic foaturo. Bosldos co-op-orating
in docornting his storo, ovory
merchant will placo lists of his mer
chandise on fllo at Information booths
I established at convenient downtown
locations ns clearing houses for con
Thousands of dollars worth of mer
chandise has been purchased by stores
for featuring during Elks week. Ono
storo bought big stocks of purplo and
whlto veils, whlto another merchant
stocked tip with purplo stockings,
which will be on sale during tho
EGAN HEADS IT
Popular Democratic Leader Is
Made Chairman of the New
Democratic Executive Com
mittee. Tho Democratic Managing Commit
tee chosen at the recent primary met
on Tuesday mid perfected Its organi
zation. The following Is the new executive
committee, which Is headed by Denis
J. Egan: George E. Uruntuui, John F.
O'Malley, A. J. Sabath, William L.
O'Connell, A. J. Cermak, Mlchel
Kcnnn, Hubert M. Sweltzor, P. J.
Carr, James T. Igoe, Harry It. Gib
bons, Joseph O. Kostncr, Uertrnm M.
Winston, Stanley K, Kunz, James
M. Whttlen, Joseph J. Fitzgerald, Nell
Murlcy, lloss C, Hall, Martin J.
O'Hrlon, Patrick A. Nash, Joseph P.
Mahoucy, Frank X. Itydzowskl, Joseph
Uushkcwlcz, Henry Stucknrt, Clayton
F. Smith, Peter Holnborg, Michael K.
Sheridan. Timothy J. Crowe and Wil
liam P. Feoney.
Following the naming of the execu-
HARRY H. MERRICK,
Committee of Arrang ements for the
tlvo committee vnrlous ward commit'
teonien suggested names of candi
dates thoy deslro to see glvon places
on tho Fall tlckot. In this conuec
tlon two candidates for stato's attor
ney, Judge Mlchnol L. McKlnloy of
tho Twenty-fifth waid and Alderman
Thomas J. Lynch of tho Thirty-fifth
ward, woro proposed.
Others offered us candidates Includ
ed the following: All Doniocrntlc Mu
nicipal court Judges whoso terms
oxnlro noxt December; Attorney Don
ald L. Morrill, judge of tho Circuit
court to fill vacancy; Attorney Ed
mund Mulcahy, Judge of tho Munici
pal court; Mlchnol L. Igoo, Judgo of
the County court; Mlchaol K. Short
dun and Alderman Claytou F. Smith,
Board of ltoviow; Frank J. Self, as
sessor; Thomas ltohati, recorder;
Bart Collins, clork of tho Appollato
court; Patrick J. Carr, Aldormau
Matt Frauz and Aldormau W. K.
O'Toolo, sanitary district trustoos.
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Leading Republican Newspaper of Oak
Park Voices Sentiments of Town Which
Gives 9,000 Republican Majority
Demands the Retirement of Fourth Term Coroner
and Does Not Mince Words in
Oak Leaves, tho leading organ of
Chicago's largest suburb, Oak Park,
which lias 19,000 inhabitants and
gives 0,000 Republican majority speaks
for tho majority of tho republican
voters In Its Ihsuo of May 20 when,
under the caption of "Hotlro Coroner
Hoffman" It says:
"We desire to call attention of re-
Elks' Gre.it Conven-
publican voters to tho menace of
Peter Hoffman to the republican
ticket. This Is to he n republican
year, but tho voters will not stand
for Hoffman nnd If he la glvon a placo
on tho ticket to succeed himself ns
coroner his unmo will injuro tho en
tlro republican tlckot.
"Tho story of Poter Hoffman Is ono
of tho nma7lug stories of politics. Ho
lives In Dcsplaiuos, tho smallest of
six country districts of Cook county.
By puro political work ho has kept
Himself m olllco for lourtoon years.
Ho Is not ondowod by nature for such
duties is fall upon tho coroner of
Cook county, nor has ho any train
ing to fit him for tho work. But In
splto of this tho othor flvo districts
ot Cook county havo taken no part In
tho important duty of solectlng a
coronor. Tho district In which Oak
Park is located is by far tho largost
of tho country districts. We may say
without successful contradiction that
it has voters of Intelligence averag-
lug hlghor than any other country dis
trict. It Is our duty to see that tho
olllco of coroner of Cook county Is
tilled by n man of high character nnd
"No olllclnl has Biich power In the
great city over tho unfortuuato and
those Involved In tragedy as has the
coroner. Thero nro hundreds of ways
to misuse this power for persounl ad
vantage. By maintaining a press
agency Coroner Hoffman has given
tho Idea to voters that ho Is an Ideal
man for tho place. Hut ho Is not.
"It Is dlfllcult for tho ordinary voter
to know anything about public olllcl
uls, but In most olllces the offending
Incumbent Injures pcoplo nblo to fight
back. Put when tho coroner offends
he hurts the poor, tho outcast, tho
unfortunate and tho weak.
"Ton years ago this Journal attacked
Mr. Hoffmnn's method of forming
Juries for inquests. It wns tho cus
tom then to hnvo n numbor of follow
ers to ench deputy coroner. Thcso
followers snt on tho Jury and tho fees
wero kept In tho family. When tho
few real Jurors obtained wore glvon
tholr certificates entitling them to
fees, tho deputy coroner then would
cash It at a big discount. This was a
nasty way to obtain revenue nnd de
feated the very purpose of tho Jury
system, which Is to have the case
heard by disinterested citizens and
not by professional politicians who
heard pcihaps a halt dozen cases each
"In tho first placo Mr. Hoffman
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
, , of Affairs Are Doing for the
Thero will bo no moro tag day per
mits Issued by the city until after tho
next meeting of the council Judiciary
committee next week.
Two tag days a enr, ono for tho
adult charities ami the other for the
Infant charities, aro favored by the
majority of the commlttco members.
Alderman John Lyle, one of tho
commlttco members, stated that ho be
lieved tho thing was being overdone,
but that ho thought that "It evory
ono Is pormltted to tag, tho people
will soon get their fill."
The majority of the members say
they wish to wait for a report from
tho corporation counsel as to the le
gality of any tag days.
Tho absence of drlnMug fountains
on the street corners with the begin
ning of hot weather has boon ex
plained by William Burkhardt. assist
ant commissioner of public works.
"Tho strike of city employes tied
up tho work, but wo expect to havo
tho fountains nut within the next ten
days," said Mr. Burkhardt.
John K, Traegor Is one of the moi-t
nctlvo nnd useful members of the
Constitutional omvontlon. Ho U ul
ways looking out for Chlcngo's inter
ests. "Unqualifiedly falso," Is tho stamp
which Donald It. Illchberg, special as
sistant corporation counsel on gas
litigation for tho city, placed on tho
$131,300,000 valuation figures of tho
gas company. Tho figures represent
tho reproduction of tho gas proper
ties ns shown on tho ongluoor's ro
port submitted to tho public utilities
commission. As tho result of tha
figures a gas rato of $1.10 was foro
cast. "This flguro does not show depre
ciation, but lncludos a number of
things which havo nothing to do with
cas." assorted tho attorney.
Tho valuation figures wero roached
should not try to be renominated at
the primaries. In the second placo
oters wilt retire him to private life
should he again attempt to be elected.
Mr. Hoffman, however, hopes that
his machine built up during tho years
he has misused his authority will
oercomo tho opposition to his re-election.
Ills machine will not succeed.
This district has a large responsibili
ty In this nffalr."
WITH ASCHER BROS.
Announcement was mndo during
the week that Tom Bourke, for sev
eral years connected with Chicago's
largest dally newspapers, had been
appointed general publicity represen
tative for Anchor Brothers, owners of
tho largest string of motion plcturo
theaters In the west.
Mr. Bourko will take active charge,
beginning next Monday. His first
work will be directing tho publicity
for tho opening of Ascher's now
houses In Dayton, Peoria and Cincin
nati, A special staff will be appointed
under the direction of Mr. Uourke,
and sensational accounts of the uc
tlvlty of this most enterprising film
organization nro expected. Mr
Uourke was at one time dramatic edi
tor of the Chicago Aniorlean, and for
years was one of the most popular
writers on the Chicago Tribune.
after a stud of fle months on the
part of the engineers, and motnbern
of the commission Indicated that It
warranted an Increase of $1.10 for
tho gas company.
Tho final figures will not be avail
ablo until June 15. Attorneys nnd
engineers Indicated that the valuation
might bo materially changed by those.
In this event, It wns said, the now
rato might even bo boosted to $1.23,
tho emergency figure now asked by
tho gas company. That an lncrcnso
would bo granted and made retroac
tive ns of June 1 was Indicated by
President James It. Wllkcrson ot the
commission timing the hearing.
Mayor Thompson, republican nn
tlnnal committeeman from Illinois,
hns been n faithful attendant at tit
delegate contest hearings in progross
ut tho Coliseum.
Although he had been presont at
few previous meetings of tho commit
too, lie was on the ground early when
tho contest hearings began nnd gave
hearty greetings to contestants of nil
shades nnd partisan ulllllatloiis wait
ing for the start of tho hearings.
Arrived within tho laarlm; room the
mayor watched attentively tho opera
tions ot the mon running tho organiza
tion machinery. Ho llstoned closely
to tho aiguments made by attorney
for tho arIous contestants, but mndo
no onort to break luto tho pro
ceedings. Later during nn intermission hi
chatted smilingly with Frank H.
Hitchcock, Wood political ndvlsor, nnd
somo other of the leadors, nnd sail
ho was having n very Interesting
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