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THIRTY-MIST YEAlt, NO. 45.
2 Pep Year In Advance.
CHICAGO SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1920.
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Illinois Democrats Representing Every
Faction and Shade of Opinion of the
Party, Name Him for Governor
Strong Ticket Put Up for the Various Big Offices
to Be Filled by Illinois
Tlio Democrats of Illinois through
their representatives niul by u unniil
moUB vote ntimetl former United States
Senator Jnines Hnnillton I. owls nt thu
party nominee for governor of Illinois.
George E. Bronnan, the democratic
leader nominated Senator Lewis In n
"With Senator Lowis for Governor
Cook county will roll up 100,000 ma
jority for the stnto ticket," mild Mr,
Brennan, In presenting tlio name of
tho former senator. "And with that
vote piled up In Cook, the election of
the statn ticket is not only assured,
hut Illinois will roll up 41 big majority
for Cox and Itoosovolt."
Tho Democratic Stnto Central Com
mittee also unanimously endorsed tho
candidacy of Colonel Lowis und adopt
ed resolutions eulogizing him.
William L. O'Conncll of Chicago,
spokesman for Scnntor Lewis, an
nounced that Senator Lewis would
The complcto ticket, ns approved
by the conference, follows:
United States Sonator Peter A.
v"-'WjillGr, Kowunco. . V
Govornnr James Hamilton Lowis,
Llotitenant Governor Walter Wil
Seerctnry of State Daniel Vorhecs
Stato Treasurer William Ryun Jr.,
Stnto Auditor James J. Brady,
Attornoy General James T. Burns,
Clerk of Supremo Court W. K,
Johnson, East Mollno.
Congre'ssmen nt Largo C. S.
Schneider, Pnxton; W. M. Voltz, Mill-atadt.
CAUSED RAISE IN
ELEVATED R.R. FARES
Tlio great increaso in tho wages of
employes of tho Chicago Elovntcd
railroads caused tho increaso of faros,
which took effect on Wednesday, by
order of tho Illinois Public Utilities
Tho Increaso in elevated furos nro
grunted on tho companies' potitlou,
tiled Juno 21, declaring that additional
rovonue was necessary to moot the
blanket wngu Increases, averaging 15
cents an hour, which went into effect
Juno 1. Tho petition set tlio cost of
Increases nt $1,750,512.
Tho now order Is temporary. A final
order will bo entered In October, when
tho valuation proceedings which Imvo
been going on for nearly 11 year uro
In fixing the now faros tho commis
sion refused to consider tho $103,010
(.pent by tho companies in tho valua
tion proceedings, ns operating ex
penses. Iuconio tnxes amounting to
$50,000 paid in 1019 nlso were ox
eluded. Tho commission was unanimous in
fixing tho Increased fares, acordlng to
Chairman Jnmcs II. Wllkerson.
"That petitioners nro ontltlcd to tho
llnnucinl relief hereinafter authorized
Is beyond question," tho order rends
"Results of oporatlon under tho In
creased faros, hcretoforo authorized
by tho commission, clonrly show that
tho relief thus granted has boon tho
minimum that could escapo 11 Judg
ment of confiscation In our courts.
"In no ca&o havo tho advanced fares
thus authorized produced n rato of
return which nny court would con
sider ronsonnblo on tho lenst possible
' vnluo which could bo assigned to tho
"Tho recont largo wage lucronso Is
Lvgitt Weekly Circulation Among
People of Influince and Standing
(i burden greater than the companies
can bear without assistance, and It
scorns plain thnt they could not reason
ably bo asked to wait for further re
lief until such time ns tho Issues In
this enso havo been finally decided."
Tho order estimated that during tho
next twolvo months $1,100,000 will bo
required for maintenance of way and
structures, $1,150,000 for maintenance
of equipment; $1,:1C0,000 for power;
$7,575,000 for conducting transporta
tion and for other expenses, Including
rentals, licenses, and taxes; $3,100,000
n total of $13,045,000 for expenses.
The number of pnscngcrs which will
bo cnrrled Is estimated nt 100,000,000
and fnrcs from these pusongcrs and
other revenues will permit tho com
panies to earn $17,570,000.
Deducting expenses from earnings,
$3,G25,000 will be nvnllnblo for depre
ciation and return on tho investment.
5.1 Per Cent Return.
"Sinking no nllowanco for tho de
preciation annually accruing in tho
properties, this sum, $3,625,000, Is
equivalent to a, rata of return, of .5.1
per cent iipon the vuluo of tho londi,
$70,013,020, llxcd by tho city council
Aug. It, 1918," tho finding continues.
Appended to tho order is a con
solidated iuconio stntoment showing
thnt on tho bnsls of the $70,943,020
valuation tho highest return on tho
Investment during tho Inst flvo years,
was 5.1 per coivt, without deducting
anything for depreciation.
UNFAIR TO "L" R0AIS
Tlio politicians who nro trying to
mnko capital out of tho raising of
fares on tho "L" roads aro trilling
with the common sonso of tho people.
Everybody knows that tho "L" roads
cannot rniso tho wages of their em
ployes ns thoy havo dono or meet tho
greatly Increased yoHt of oporntlng
expenses without increnslng their
If the public gots tho boneflt of
wage raises in other lines as the
"public" claims that It, docs, then tho
wugo rnlso on tho "L" roads must bo
n public benefit.
And tho faro rnlso Is accordingly
a public bcnoflt also.
It certainly Is n public bcnollt In
0110 Important particular It tho "L"
roads did not rnlso fares thoy would
havo to quit running, which would be
a serious Inconvcnleuco to persons
who do not own automobiles, employ
chauffeurs or havo an lutorest In 11
down town garage.
"It Is tho strongest ticket Illinois
Democrats hnvo prosonted In years,"
said Gcorgo 13. Bronuan. "Wo nro
confident of victory."
Local leadors woro gratified with
tho selection of Mr. Lewis. Always a
groat voto gottor, thoy predict ho will
carry Cook County by from 50,000 to
75,000 against tho Thompson-Smith-Small
ticket, should It win tho Re
publican prlmnry, and from 100,000 to
125,000 should Llout. Gov. Oglosby bo
ttio Republican gubernatorial nom
inee BIG ESTATES
Undor tho seventh clnusoof tho will
of the Into Marshall Held, tho Illinois
Trust & Savings bunk and Clinuncoy
Keep nnd Arthur II, Jones, ns trusteos,
iuiif.1 pay tnxes on ussossod valuation
of $517,500 on this ostnto, wlillo tho
Morchants Loan & Trust company Is
rosponslblo for tho taxes on tho $225,
000 assessed vnluntlon of tho ostnto of
tho luto Arthur Ryorson nnd tho $100,
000 vnluntlon of tho estato of tho lato
The Northon Trust company ropro
seats tlio greatest number of Individual
estates of nny bnnlc in Chicago, nonrly
all of thorn bolng moderately small,
but having a total assessed valuation
of $:!,781,10S. Among the Inrger es
tates handled by this bnnk nro thoso
of tho lato Mrs. Adellno Wlioolor, with
nn nssossed valuation of $SS,C53; the
estuto of William Nelson McCllntock,
the assessed valuation of which is
$27,733, and that of Charles K. Ollleld
at $20,100. Tho Chicago Tltlo & Trust
Co. ropresonts more than 100 estates,
tho total vuluo of which Is $1,209,221.
ENDORSE ROBERT E.
BURKE FOR SENATOR
Tho Sons of Chicago, u now political
organization composed of Democrats
who aro opposed to tho leaguo of na
tions and prohibition, has Indorsed
tho candidacy of Robert Emmet Burko
for tho Doinocratlc nomination for
United States sountor. John M.
Hennoy hns boon elected president,
Fred C. Kollnor secretary, nnd John
J. Clifford treasurer. It Is announced
that 830 mombera have be'on obtained
In fifteen days.
MEN FORM STRONG
The newly formed I.owden-Dcnecn-Brundnqo
orgnnlzntlon mot Monday
at their new headquarters, 109 N.
Dearborn st., nnd formally launched
tlio nntl-Clty Unit campaign.
All old-time Dcnren-Drufulago load
ers were present. With them sat Sen
ator Medlll McCormlck, ns the per
sonnl representative of 'Governor
The new coalition yesterday named
Attorney General Bruiidago chairman
of the campaign committee; Alder
man Guy Guernsey, secretary; Sheriff
Charles W. Peters, chairman of the
executive committee; Alderman Wal
ter Steffen, nsslstnnt chairman, and
George F. Porter, treasurer.
Senator McCormlck snld thnt elec
tion of tho Smith-Small ticket meant
Increased taxes, Increased rents und
tho "bankrupting of Illinois us Chi
cago had been banpruptcd."
John Joyce will fyo nominated nnd
elected to the Iojyer houso of tlio
legislature In tho 29th district. Ho Is
nn able nnd popular young man who
will rolled credit on the district.
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HARRY R. GIBBONS.
Popular County Treasurer and Democratic Leader, Who Is Leading
Battle for the Re-Nomlnatlon of State's Attorney Mnclay Hoyqe.
Tho sanitary district of Chicago is
made defendant In a $200,000 damage
suit filed by James O. Hoyworth, u
contractor, who cluirgos thnt tho snnl
tnry trustees did not llvo up to tho
tonus of n contract. Tho suit is in con
nectlon with work dono by Hoyworth
on tho Culumot-Sug chanuol. On ac
count of high war prices Hoyworth
wns unnblo to enrry out tho terms of
u contract ho hud niailo to do tho work
nnd a chnngo wns mndo in It In which
tho board acquiesced. Ho now charges
that tho members failed to nbido by
tho new contract.
Chicago Leader in Business and Po
litical Life Maps Out Plan for
Raising Funds for Harding
Will Limit Subscriptions to $1,000 Each at First
and Will Give Publicity to
Republicans ore going to incut the
Domocrnts on the matter of publicity
on campaign subscriptions and beat
them to It.
Fred W. t'phuni. treasurer of the
republican national committee, de
clared that the $1,000 limit plan will
bo cnrrled out In tho oarly weeks of
tho .campaign, and If tho funds thus
raised uro not sulJitlont larger sums
will bo recolvud, but only nftor public
announconiont of tho donor nnd tho
slzo of tho gift hns beon mndo.
"Tho trensury deportment of the re
publican national committee Is making
u country-wldo campaign on tho basis
of $1,000, as tho limit to contributions
for tho fund," snld Mr. Upham. "Wo
nro working along- bclentlflc linos, so
thnt tho burden will bo sprond equally
to all btates In proportion. Taking
Now York nnd Now Mexico as an ox
ample, wo uxpect oach to do Its
proportionate share. So fnr wo aro
mooting with only fnlr success but wo
hopo to rnlso the needs of a modest
budget on tills basis. However, If we
find that we arc not getting enough
we will make a change allowing larger
rums to bo gheti. But no sum larger
than $1.00u will be accepted unless
public announcement Is made naming
the contributor nnd the sum he gives."
Twenty-six applications for places on
the ThompHou-Smlth'Siuult Municipal
Court primary ticket havo been re
ceived by the lawyers' committee, of
which Corporation Counsel Ettclsou
The following arc among tho en
trants for the ten olllces:
Henry M. Walker, 127 N. Dearborn
st.; Judge Samuel Trude, Municipal
Court; Won Is B. Anderson, 184 W.
Washington st.; James A. Scott, Ill.'IO
H. State St.; Albert II. George. 100
Ashland Block: Lawrence II. Jacobs.
1207 Ashland Block; John D. Fnrrell,
30 N. Dearborn M.; Preston Clurk,
Chamber of Commerce Building; Al
fred O. Erickson, 511 City Hull; Rob
ert E. Gentel. 1352 Otis Building;
William Morgan, prosecutor's olllce,
City Hull; William W. Smith, 151 W.
Randolph st.: Joseph W. Schulmnn,
315-317 Ahhland Block; Roy S. Gas
hell, 5020 Blackstone av.; Alexander
Freundllch, 5711 S. Michigan nv.;
Warwick A. Slinw, H51 Hyde Park
blvd.; Sidney Lyons. 5250 S. Michigan
av.; Paul A. Hazard, 118 N. La Salle
st.: Gilbert G. Ogden. fiO.18 South Park
av.; Theodore F. Hitler. 712 W. Sixty
third st.; Frank Peska, 1200 Ashland
Block: Judge Irwin Hon Huzen, Mu
nicipal Court Building; William B.
Fetzer. 518 Ashland Block; Scott M.
Ilogun, 912 Ashland Block; Max Lus
ter. 127 N. noarboin st.: William
Sehulze, 2351 N. California av.
The campaign for tho ticket In
dorsed by tho organization will begin
First Assistant Corporation Coun
sel Frank S. Rlglioiuier wits put Into
the Hold ns tho Thompson candidate
to fill the vacancy caused by tho death
of the late County Judge Thonuis F.
Governor Lowden Ihxuod a cull for
u special election yesterdio to bo
held simultaneously with the Sep
tember primui lus.
Petitions for the 800 signatures
necessary to file Mr. Rlgholiner's
candidacy woro started hi circulation
in Mion as the Governor's action ho
Mr. Rlgholiner was born lu Chicago.
He Is a graduate of the Chicago pub
lic schools. Fulverslty of Chicago und
Lake Forest I'nlverslty. lie Is a mem
ber of the lollowlng organizations:
A. F. & A. M.. Knights Tomplars,
Chapter, Shrine, Elks and Royal Ar
canum. lie Is married, ha.- luo children nnd
resldoh at 207 N Purksldc nv. 11
has practiced law for the lust eighteen
years and has handled many of tho
cln 'k import, hi1 wi u-s.
Seciotnry of .state L. L. E.nmers.m,
who is a candidate I'm leiiomluatloii
In tho republican primary, is receiving
many commendations (mm Illinois
nowbpapers because of his record In
olllco. The growth of business In tho
olllco of tho secretary of stato has
boon romnrkable, and Mr. Emmorson's
friends assert that tho ofllclout man
ner in which it has been handled
entitles him to the rcwurd of a second
term. Tho money collected lu fees
during three yearf. shows nn increase
of 400 per cent.
The following table shows the
growth Hi volume of business.
July 1, 1!15. July 1, 1913.
Juno 30. 191(1. June no. 1920.
nmtinnitlon Iith. I2T9.0RI.40 $1,22(!.r,."5.9.'l
tion Tew 93.110.2." 270,123.91
Number of nulo
mobiles lie. (1910) 2IS.I29 (1919) 47S.I3S
bile licences. 1.19S.003.1II 5,731,121.03
MlKeellniieoiiM fees I3S.0H.07 l.!i7.",lC9.03
Total fees col
sources 1,Q0, 107.17 7.300.290.50
CHICAGO TAX RATE
ON $100 BY TOWNS
I I I all I
Stato ... .50.40 10.10 J0.40 $0.40 10.10 90.10
County .. .49 .49 .49 .49 .49 A3
Town 07 .03
City Cligo. 2.0!? 2.0S 5.0S 2.0S 2.0S 2.03
School ... 1.69 1.59 l.C.) 1.59 1.D9 1.59
Snnltnry . .23 .23 .23 .23 .23 .23
Tnrk 41 .is .62 .30
FVilt pro, .05 .05 .05 .05 .05 .03
bonds .. .08 .Oi
Totals .J5.ll J5.ll J5.30 J5.ll JI.Sl J4.3t
Democrats Will Name Promi
nent North Sidcr and Former
Brewer for That Office.
Mutt Allor, one of the most popu
lar Domocrnts In Chicago, and for
years the president of the Home
Urowery, will bo the Democratic can
didate for coroner.
Judiciary, Carr; finance, Littler; en
gineering, Clark; electrical dovolop
niont, Nunco; federal relations, Clnrk;
north shore channel, Pnullln: real es
tate dovolopmont, Cnrr; rules, Pnul
lln; stnto nnd municipal relations,
Clark; lnbor, Lawloy; stono nnd spoil
banks, Sorgo); health nnd public or
der, Nunco; Cnlumot Sag channel,
Mueller: Illinois vnlloy, Cnrr; employ,
Hurry J. Reynolds, one of tho niont
popular young men In tho county
treasurer's ofllco Is Acting Asslstnnt
County Treasurer during tho ubsoneo
of Jneob Lindliolnnn. Mr Reynolds
stunds well with the Im'iKs, thi busi
ness community and tho public guil
efully and County ''rensuror Gibbous
Is to be congratulated upon his selec
tion. Henry A. lender N ghlug gpnornl
satisfaction ns Superintendent of Pub
lic Si'ivice lor Cook county. Ho is a
thorough business man and bis
methods are lis up to date as they
Largest Weekly GrculaHon Among
People of Influence sml Stuufintf