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CJBICJlGO SATC1DAT, JULY HI, 1920.
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Illinois Democratic Leader and His
Lieutenants Alive to the Situation
and Hopeful of Success.
Big Lore Feast at Springfield Under Their
Auspices Shows Party Ready for
the Biff Battle.
- ,Tho Democrats nro going into tlio
Illinois fight to carry tho state
Headed by Goorgo E. Drcnnun, thoy
nro going to put life Into tho cnmpalgn
for Cox and Roosovclt that will wnko
up tho state from ond to end.
A great lovo feast wan hold at
Springfield on Friday, which was at
tended by leadorfl from ov,cry county.
Tho call for this mdotlng, which was
Issued at a meeting of tho Stato Cen
tral Committee, attended by Ernest
Hoover, Taylorvlllc, chairman of tho
Htato committee, and I. U. Craig, sec
retary, Qcorgo E. Drcnnan, Dennis J.
Egnn nnd other Cook County leaders,
was as follows:
"Acting upon tho request of tho
dologntes nnd nltcrnnto delegates to
tho national convention at San Fran
ci&co nnd many other Democrats of
"Tho Democratic 'stato central com
mittco hereby Issues n cnll for a con
ference on party affairs In Sprlngflold,
III., Friday, July 30, at 2 p. m., at tho
St. Nicholas Hotel, of all tho mombcrs
.of thd stato cc'ntr'nl committee- (b'oth
old nnd now), tho delcgnlcs and nl
tcrnnto delegates to tho national con
vention, the chairmen nnd secretaries
of county committees (both old and
now), all candidates or prospective
candidates for United States senator
nnd stato ofllccs and all other Demo
crats that aro Interested in tho suc
cess of tho pnrty at tho coining elec
tion." FOR CONGRESS
Among candidates filing petitions at
Springfield this week were tho fol
lowing. United Stntes Senator Frank L.
Smith, Republican, Dwlght.
Congress First District, Normnn
H. MjcPherson, 1007 S. Wabash av.,
Chicago, Democrat; Seventeenth Dis
trict; Frank Gillosplo, nioomlngton,
Domocrnt; Twenty-third District,
Josoph D. Crowlor, Robinson, Domo
crnt. Representative Legislature Twon-ty-llfth
District, John Paul, 4044 N.
Kimball av., Chicago, Republican;
Twonty-nlnth District, F. R. Wood
cock, 18 W. Chestnut st Chicago,
Republican; Thirty-fourth District,
Charlos E. Mooro, Hlllsboro, Repub
lican; Forty-second, Ron Phillips,
Klmundy, Domocrat; Forty-eighth,
If. A. Petty, Bridgeport, Republican;
Flftloth, J. A. Lnmkln, West Frank
fort, Democrat; Fifty-first, Claudo L.
Row, Harrlshurg, Republican.
Tho Thompson Republicans havo
organized what thoy call tho "Pro
American branch of tho Republican
Party." Tho anti-Thompson Repub
licans have offset this by tho Incorpo
ration at Springfield by antl-Thbmpson
forces of tho "National republican
' Avowed objects of this anti-Thompson
party aro: "To securo In tho
stato of Illinois and tho city of Chicago
ofllcloncy nnd economy in government
and provontlon of tho wnsto of public
funds, to uphold and loyally support
in city, state and nation tho principles
of republicanism as enunciated in
tho Republican national platform of
Tho incorporation of thoso two
political bodies, Attorney-General
Drundago said, "presonts tho dlroct
Issue whethor tho republican national
platform shall bo tho text of ropubllc-
Ulfttt WmUt CaTCNlallM AkMef
nnlsm or whether tho platform of Wil
liam Halo Thompson and Fred Lundln,
rejected In both stato and nationnl
conventions, shall govern."
Incorporators or tho national re
publican party, with a slogan "No
Tammuny In Illinois," includo rep
resentatives of all elements opposed
to tho Chicago Tammany ring, former
progressives, followers of Oon. Wood
nnd friends of Gov. Lowden. Among
tho Incorporators aro Scnntor Mcdlll
McCormlck, John Ericsson, Col.
Abol Davis, Charlos S. Donccn, Albert
J. Killers, Nathan William MacChcsncy
and Edward J. Drundago.
FIGHT IN STATE
A big fight Is In progress nil ovor
tho stato botweon Republican fac
tions. Lcn Small, tho Thompson can
dldato for governor; 1rnnk L. Smith,
tho Thompson cnndldato for U. S. sen
ator and narr, tho Thompson candl
dato for attorney-general aro gotting
a lambasting. Anti-Thompson down
Rtnto leaders assert that tho voters
aro so nrouscd over tho attempt of
tho city hall machine to get possession
of tho stato treasury and operating
branches of tho stato government that
tho Oglcsby group of candidates will
havo at least 1GO.O0O votos to spnro
when thoy roach Cook county.
"Lundln Is bucking down on his
claims," snld ono of tho leaders of
tho nntis. "At llrst ho said that his
ticket would havo 70,000 votoa to
sparo In Cook county, thon ho cut
tho margin to 00,000, nnd now nil that
tho city hall organization Islnimlng
In Cook county Is a plurality of 40,000,
and that will bo swallowed up by tho
outpouring of republican voters in
other pnrts of tho stato. Small and
narr undoubtedly would havo ob
tained thousands of votos through tho
stnto wore thoy not tied up with
Thompson nnd Lundln."
Allies opposing tho Thompson city
hall ticket opened their campaign at
Edgowator hall, Wlnthrop and llryn
Mawr avonuos. Maj. Harry F. Ham
lin, cnndldato for thq republican nom
ination for sanitary district trustoo,
askod: 'Why la Mayor Thompson now
so strong for bonuses for soldlors,
nnd why did ho glvo them so llttlo
support whlla thoy woro at tho front
und could not voto?"
President Harry H. Merrick's desk
was covored with flowers when tho
Great Lakes Trust Company colobrat
cd tho tlrst anniversary of tho opon
Ing of tho bank. An enormous wreath
of red roses and whito Immortollos
framed Mr. Merrick's doslc, as a trib
ute from Rudolph Monn, intimato
friend of tho lata Impresario Cam
panlnl, while lingo bouquots of roses
nnd othor blooms ornntnontcd many
of the other desks. 1
Deposits of tho Great Lakes Trust
Company now amount to $10,000,000,
carried by 7,779 depositors. Tho capi
tal of 13,000,000 Is represented by 1,283
stockholders. Tho bank bocamo a
member of tho Fodoral Resorvo tho
first week of Its existence and a
ntomber of tho Chicago Clearing
Houso at tho end of tho first six
months. Its prcsont surplus is fC00,
000. For tho first ten months tho
doposlts woro on tho basis of $1,000,
000 per month increase.
"I am well satisfied with tho prog
ress mado by our bank during tho
tlrst year," said Prosidont Merrick
today. "I bcllovo It has fully justified
its capital of $3,000,000. It has mado
tho best showing for Its first year,
both in tho number of accounts and
tho volume of deposits, of any bank
In tho Mlddlo West.
"Ono of tho rcmnrkablo dovolop
monts hns boon tho rapid growth of
our forolgn department and Its rola-
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JAMES M.. WHELAN,
Popular Young Democrat, Who Is a Leader In the Business Life of Chicago and Also County Civil Service
Commissioner and Secretary of the Board.
ttons with all forolgn countrlos, nnd
especially through Its Chlneso depart
ment, managed by Chlneso omployos,
and Its Greek and Balkan dopart
monts, handled by natlvos of thoso
THESE WANT JOBS
Aldormnn Matt Franz has filed his
potition at Springfield as candidato for
tho democratic nomination for clerk
of the Appollato court. Othor now
filings Includo William II. Pontow,
1922 Summordalo avonue, candidato
for tho democratic nomination for
stato senator from tho Sixth district,
nnd John P. Walsh, C50 Wost Thirty
first stroot, candidato for tho demo
cratic nomination for stato represen
tative, Third district.
Is tho United States District Attor
ney tho only ono to go nflor protltecrs?
United States District Attornoy Clyne
announced Hint ho has received In
structions from Washington to throw
all of his power Into tho broach to In
sure Chicago an adoqunto supply of
"1 am making a dally check on tho
handling of coal cars In tho city nnd
ovcry effort will bo mado to securo
their prompt unloading and their re
turn to tho mines," 6nld Mr. Clyno.
Profiteering In coal, one of the ovlls
complained of by tho Chicago real
cstato board beforo tho public utilities
commission, Is to bo looked after by
Gcorgo Plummcr, n special Investi
gator, and tho district attornoy
promised that a special grand jury
will bo Impaneled, if necessary, to
hnudlo profiteers It located.
"The situation as regards coal In
Chicago is most sorlous," said Mr
Clyno. "In my reports from Investi
gators I learn that It Is ovon more
serious than tho public Is aware. Prof
iteers will bo prosecuted under the
Lover act, If caught, and I learn thoro
hns been much profiteering nmong
some of tho largo dealers.
"I am also Instructed to keep closo
check on any posslblo rail strikes
that may grow out of alleged griev
ances duo to 'dissatisfaction over tho
recent wngo award.. Thoso respons-
lblo for strikes will bo rounded up
tho snmo us tho loadors of tho switch
mon's strlko nnd prosecuted."
IG0E FOR STATE'S
Mlchaol L. Igoo, Domocratlo leader
In tho loglslaturo has filed his poti
tion for tho Domocrntlo nomination
for stato's attornoy.
Mr. Igoo is genomlly creditod with
having tho support of County Clerk
Swoltzor and City Clork Igoo, who
openly opposed tho "slating" of Mr.
Hoyne. Thoy woro generally cred
ited with having entored Alderman
Thomas J. Lynch against Hoyno, nnd
it was predicted that tho lattor would
now withdraw In view of Mr. Igoo's
PEAB0DY IS OUT
Popular Democrat and Strongest Man
in the Illinois Senatorial Race
Withdraws from the Contest.
His Personal Business Affairs Demand So . Much
of His Attention that He Cannot
Be a Candidate.
Francis S. Pcabody has withdrawn
from tlto race for United Suites Sen'
atnr from Illinois, although his
chances of election were very good.
No man In tho stnto has greater
personal popularity and no man In
Illinois would mako a better United
In n formal statement Mr. Pcubody
said tho coal crisis caused him to
reach tho conclusion that ho could
servo tho peoplo of Illinois better by
attending to his personal business.
"I want to do my best to rollovo thnt
situation," ho said, "and to do so I
must bo freer in action than a sena
torial candidato could bo."
REAL ESTATE BOARD
JOINS THE KICKERS
Hearings of tho complaints of tho
Chicago real cstato hoard In its efforts
to got coal Into Chicago wero resumed
boforo tho public utilities commission.
F. L. Johnson, assistant to tho presi
dent of tho Chicago, Burlington and
Qulncy railroad, was a witness. Ho
Bald that moro cars woro being sont
to tho mines than during tho same
period last year. He testified that
during tho first fourteen days of July
last year 0,30(i curs wero sent to tho
southern Illinois fields. During the
same period this year 10,739 cars wero
sent. Ho denied that other commodi
ties were being given preferenco ovor
In n comparative statement of coal
shipments to Chicago over tho Chica
go & Eastern railroad, G. II. Cummer,
manager of coal trafllc of that road,
showed that more coal was shipped
to Chicago this year than In cither
1918 or 1919. Tho shlpmontK, however,
whllo billed to Chicago, In many In
stances wero reconslgned to points
beyond, so that only u small per
centage of tho coal remains here, ho
Former Stnto Treasurer Lon Small
of Kankakee, candidate for Republic
an nomination for governor, conferred
with leaders of tho autl-Lowdcn group
"Tho campaign hns really not start
ed." sold Mr. Small, "We aro all con
fident of success. Our ticket is ono.
of tho strongest over presented to tho
Republicans of Illinois. For the first
tlmo every section Is represented by
men who havo tho conlldonco of tho
Republican voters. We oNpcct an
City Hall Republicans to Carry
Fight to September
Leaders of tho ThoinpHon-Lundln
organisation aummuca thnt they will
mako a fight at tho September pri
mary for tho following:
Election of congressmen in the ton
Cook County districts who will stand
for tho principles established la tho
Thompson platform wlilch th stato
convention, under tho ordors of Gov
ernor Lowden, knocked out.
Election of a United States sen
ator on tho samo plutform.
Election of statu senators and
mombors of tho nssombly not sub
orvlent to tho public utilities Inter
ests of tho state.
Election of stato senators and
membo'rs of tho houso of representa
tives who will voto for tho repeal of
tho state public utilities law.
Nomination of comploto state, con
gressional, legislative and county
Ilnrmanlza whorovor It Is compat
ible with tho best Interests of tho
City Hall group, fight whorovcr It
Carry tho fight to tho cnomy all
along tho lino, keep him on tho defen
sive and glvo no quarter.
ShorllT John E. Trneger and Judgo
Oeorgo Korston are being montloned
ns posslblo candidates, for tho demo
cratic nomination for governor since
formor Mayor Carter II. Harrison huu
rofused to bo a candidate.
1 John J. Coughlin, Chicago.
2 James J. Kelly, Chicago.
3 Toronco F. Moran, Chicago.
40. J. Milord, Chicago.
5 Darth. P. Collins, Chicago.
0 Stophcn D. GrIIIln, Chicago.
7 William Kclls, Chicago.
S James O'Connor, Chicago.
9 Edmond L. Mulcnhy, Chicago.
10 John P. Dougherty, Chlcagp.
13 Douglas Pattlson, Frcoport.
13 Jackson R. Penrce, Qulncy.
1(5 Thomns O'Connor, Peoria.
17 Everett Smith, Lincoln.
18 C. A. Purdunn, Mnrshall.
19 Isaac D. Craig, Mattoon.
20 James McNabb, Carrollton.
21 Ernest Hoover, Taylorvlllc.
22 Jeremiah Hoover, East St, Louis.
25 Reed Green, Cairo.
CHICAGO TAX RATE
ON $100 BY TOWNS
$0.10 $0.10 10.10 J0.10 J0.I0 $0.40
.49 .19 .19 .49 .49 .49
City Cligo. 2.03
School ... 1.50
Sanitary . .23
FVst prcB. .OS
bomta .. .oa
Totals .G.41 JC.11 S.3rt 45,11 Jl.SI $4.84
Tho republican county coinmltteo
elected last spring, whose status liaj
been put In question by tho Supremo
court decision declnrlug tho statute
under which thoy woro chosen Is un
constitutional, has reorganized with
Chnrles R. Frauds of tho Twonty-llfth
ward as chairman In plnco of Virtus
C. Rohm. Tho 1910 primary act, 1,-ft
In force by tho court ruling, specifies
tho chairman must bo n momher of
tho coinmltteo, which rules Rohm out.
BARASA FILES FOR
Judgo Ilemnrd P. Uarasa, who run
20,000 votes ahead of tho nenrest Re
publican at tho 191S primary and who
polled 18,000 moro votes than tho
highest Democratic cnndldato nt tho
election, has filed his potition for tho
Republican nomination for stato's at
tornoy. FOR JUST TAXISS
Property Owners Outside of the
Loop Resent What They
Call a Very Unjust
Homo owners nnd ownera of realty
nutsldo of tho loop nro loud in their
protest against what thoy consider un
Thoy aro raised over 31 per cent
on their valuation whtlo tho loop dis
trict cscapos as usual with tho samo
porccntago ns tho llttlo follow,
Alt business Is driven to tho loop
by ovory bit of city legislation.
Rents In tho loop havo boon rained
exorbitantly. Tho loop tnxos on In
como property should bo ralsod accord
ingly. FOUNDED 1889