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MAYOR GIBBONS
Friends of Popular County Treasurer
Want to See Him Wearing That
Title After Next City Election
Strong With His Own Party He Numbers Admirers
by the Thousand in the Republican Camp
Many ot tho friends of Harry R.
Gibbons, popular County Treasurer,
nro already talking about hi in as tho
Domocrntlc candidate for mayor at tho
next city election.
Gibbons Is very popular in tho Dem
ocratic party and has a great number
ot admirers in the Republican camps.
Ho is very .strong with all classes
and has somo ot tho blggost business
mon In Chicago among his boosters.
POSTMASTER CARLILE
HONORED
William D. Carllle, who has mado
an excellent record as Postmaster of
Chicago, was elected vice president
ot tho National Association ot Post
masters at tho annual meeting held
In Cincinnati last woek. On his re
turn yostnrday Mr. Carlllo said ono ot
tho most Important matters discussed
was tho establishment of branch ad
justing bureaus for tho settlement of
complaints of lost and damaged mall.
Tho association recommended that
bureaus bo established in Blxty cities.
At present thero Is only tho main
bureau at Washington.
WHO PAID THIS?
$2,225,000 Income Tax Money
Offers Mystery.
Tho Jntornal rovonuo oftlco Is hold
ing, f2,225,000 as an unidentified fund.
Collector Hnrry W. Magor says prac
tically all of tho monty was collected
In 1918, tho last year Julius P. Smlo
'tanka was collector. Hundrods of tax
payers sent checks without Identify
ing tho account to which it was to
bo credited, or thero was carelessness
COUNTY
Items of Interest Concerning
and Measures in the
County Building
County officials explain tho frlondly
suit brought against tho Treasurer by
saying that Cook county is $7,000,000
in dobt and has reached tho limit ot
its borrowing power. This is tho
Btatoment mado by county officials ot
tho suit filed in tho Suporlor court by
Potor Rclnbcrg, prosldont ot tho coun
ty board of commissioners, to compol
Treasurer Gibbons to turn over $914,
80S so tho board may pay certain ac
cumulated bills.
Tho county Is now In tho position of
having no credit with tho treasurer.
Tho supply bills ot last month havo
not boon paid. Tho board has gono
tho limit in its anticipation ot 1920
taxes.
Illinois statutes empower tho county
to borrow In any ono year 75 per cent
of tho estimated corporato tax ot tho
current year. Tho board has already
dono this for tho present yoar, and
spent tho monoy.
All that remains of tho 1919 nssons
ments Is already appropriated for sal
aries and other fixed purposes. Tho
treasurer has refused to break into
that balance for tho payment ot cur
ront bills.
Rolnberg's potltlon asks tho court to
compol tho treasurer to advanco
money over and abovo tho borrowing
power ot tho county, to pay light, heat,
powor, election, hospital, nursing, gon-
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In crediting account by office cmployos,
Mr. Magcr bollovcs. Scores of letters
havo been sent to taxpayers in tho
last taw days domandlng receipts, it
they mado lncomo tax payments in
1018. It theso havo been lost, and ef
forts to And records ot payment aro
unsuccessful, then tho taxpayer will
bo classed as a delinquent.
FOR 50WARDS
A final drlvo for signatures to tho
petitions to put tho fifty-ward question
on tho bullot at tho November election
was launched Monday under tho direc
tion of tho committee for tho ndoption
of tho flfty-ward law.
Tho headquarters of tho committee,
at 31G Plymouth court, was open until
9 p. m. every night this wcok to re
colvo tho petitions. Tho committeo
Issued a request for tho return of all
outstanding petition shoots regardless
ot tho number ot signatures on them.
VOTE FOR
THOMAS M. SULLIVAN
His Peerless Record As Sanitary
Trustee Entitles Him to
the Office.
Ono ot tho best mon to hold tho
position of Sanitary Trusteo was
Thomas M. Sullivan. His record as a
mombor of tho board wns abovo re
proach. Ho is honest, ablo and aggres
sive Thomas M, Sullivan desorves elec
tion as a candldato for trusteo ot tho
Sanitary District ot Chicago.
His formor record on tho oonrd Is a
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oral Bupply and othor miscellaneous
bills. It Is a frlondly action to protect
tho treasurer against liability on his
bond.
Tho county board 1b in tho position
that ofllcials ot tho school board pre
dict that body will bo In by 1922 It
roltot Is not afforded by tho legisla
ture. It Is predicted that when tho
commissioners tako up tho task ot
making up tho 1921 budget ono of tho
most stronuous financial wrestling
matchos in tho history of Cook county
will bo staged.
It Is generally conceded that radical
retrenchments will havo to bo mado
unless rellot comes from somo sourco.
Following aro Bomo of tho methods
of effecting this rellot that havo boon
suggested:
A bond Issue to pay all debts
and enable tho county to start
with a clean slato,
Incroaso in tho tax rato by
legislative onactmont.
Iloductlon ot tho number ot em
ployes. Reduction of salaries.
Tho county this year must pay a
total ot $300,000 interest on money
borrowed on anticipated taxes.
In 1904 tho county borrowed $700,000
on tho taxos to bo collected In 1905,
In 1905 tho amount Jumped to $1,300,
000. For several yeaTS thereafter tho
amount fluctuated, but tho tendoncy
was upward until in 1915 It had
reached $2,900,000.
In 1910 it reached $4,000,000. In
1917 $290,000 was added.
In 1919 tho total borrowing on tax
anticipation warrants was $0,300,000.
This year tho board went tho limit,
and county oulclals aro demanding
rellot.
sufficient guarantco of his ability and
trustworthiness.
An chairman of tho engineering
committeo during his former term ho
placed 22,000 arc lamps in tho streets
of Chicago.
Ho turned tho first shovelful of dirt
on tho Sag Channel and labor was
Popular County
given abundanco of work whilo ho
v chairman ot tho commlttoo.
His work was of a progrosslvo char
acter and tho different committees ot
'vomun, both Democrats and Repub
licans, who mado a study of his rec
ord and attended all meotlngs havo
often tCHtlfled ta his efficiency and ox-
pert knowledgo of Sanitary District
affairs,
Mr. Sullivan Is an ardent advocato
of a doop watorway to tho Gulf. Ho
belloves that tho land owned by tbn
District along tho North Saoro and
Its channel to Lockport nd, Inct
denally to Starved Rock, should bo
uped for building a boulovard to re
lieve tho congestion on our streets.
Ho is known as an export on tho
very complicated question of sowago
Ui posal.
Vote for Timothy J. Crowo for Re
corder of Deeds,
BURKE CARRIES
COOK COUNTY
Tho Chicago Eagle was tho only pa
per that supported tho candidacy of
Itobort E. Durko for United States
senator. Ho carried Chicago and Cook
county by a largo majority.
PETER M. HOFFMAN
. HEADS THE TICKET
Peter M. Hoffman, tho popular cor
oner ot Cook county, was renomi
nated by a majority of over 100,000
voters, as Tho Eagle predicted.
CHICAGO WATER
STILL IMPURE
Health Officials Warn Residents
to Boil' All Used for Drinking.
Chicago's drinking water continues
to bo Impure, especially on tho south
side, and health department officials
warn residents to boll it boforo drink
ing. An explanation of tho cause ot tho
prcsont Impurity is, given by Dr. John
Dill Robertson, health commissioner,
who says it Is duo 'to tho city's inter-
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HARRY R. GIBBONS
Treasurer Whose Friends Want to See
locking system ot piping coupled with
tho soopago of sowago from tho Calu
met river.
MECHANICS AND
TRADERS STATE
RANK DECLARES
DIVIDEND
Tho directors of tho Mechanics and
Traders Stato Bank havo declared
a quarterly dlvldond ot 2j por cent,
payablo October 1st, on stock ot
record September 18th.
Lloutonant Martin Mullon is mak
ing a duo record in tho Dotoctlvo
Bureau.
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PRIMARY RESULTS
Wednesdays Battle Showed Many Sur
prises and New Situations Were
Developed in the Big Ballot War
List of the Principal Winners in County and State
Fights Leaders Now Prepare for November
Following are tho winners in the
primaries:
DEMOCRATIC.
U. 8. Senator.
ROBERT E. BURKE.
Governor.
JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS.
Him Elected Mayor.
Lieutenant Governor.
WALTER W. WILLIAMS.
Secretary of State.
ARTHUR W. CHARLES.
State Auditor.
JAMES J. BRADY.
A'ttorney General.
JAMES T. BURNS.
State Treasurer.
WILLIAM RYAN, JR.
Clerk of Supreme Court.
GEORGE F. JOHNSON.
Congressmen-at-Large.
WILLIAM N. BALTZ.
C. S. SCHNEIDER.
County Judge.
FRANCIS X. BUSCH.
State's Attorney.
MICHAEL L. IGOE.
Recorder.
T. J. CROWE.
Clerk of Circuit Court.
WALTER J. LA BUY.
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Clerk of Superior Court.
CHARLES J. MICHAL.
Coroner.
MATTHIAS ALLER.
Board of Assessors.
EDWARD COHEN.
JAMES H. WELLS.
Board of Review.
M. K. SHERIDAN.
Sanitary Trustees.
THOMAS M. SULLIVAN.
P. J. CARR.
REPUBLICAN.
U. S. Senator.
FRANK L. SMITH.
Governor.
LEN SMALL.
Lieutenant Governor.
WM. H. H. MILLER.
Secretary of State.
WILLIAM H. REID.
State Auditor.
JULIUS JOHNSON.
Attorney General.
EDWARD J. BRUNDAOE.
State Treasurer.
EDWARD E. MILLER.
Clerk of Supreme Court.
EDWARD SCHNEIDER.
Congressmen-at-Large.
WILLIAM E. MASON.
RICHARD YATES.
County Judge.
FRANK S. RIGHEIMER.
State's Attorney.
ROBERT E. CROWE.
Recorder.
JOHN P. GARNER.
Clerk of Circuit Court.
AUGUST W. MILLER.
Clerk of Superior Court.
SAMUEL E. ERICKSON.
Coroner.
PETER M. HOFFMAN.
Board of Assessors.
ADAM WOLF.
WILLIAM H. WEBER.
Board of Review.
CHARLES V. BARRETT.
County Surveyor.
HARRY L. EMERSON.
TO TIGHTEN THE
LID IN CHICAGO
Not until the mayor and tho largo
pollco force at his beck and call, aid
ed by tho Btato's nttornoy, cooporato
with tho federal authorities will
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
Chioago Public
Plans for reducing to a minimum
trafllc accidents In tho loop district
wore announced today by Capt. Mor
gan Collins of Contrni station after ho
had been placed In command of tho
entire pollco trafllc division undor a
special order issued by Chief Garrlty.
Capt. Collins pledged strict enforce
ment ot nil trafllc regulations and an
nounced that ho would hold weekly
conferences with all lleutonants and
sergeants In tho trafllc division In
order to formulato now plans.
Ono of tho now rulos which Capt.
Collins Intends to put Into olfnet Is
to havo whlto lines painted at all
strcot Intersections and to deal se
verely with motorists who cross theso
lines after traffic has beon started In
tho opposite direction.
"Many occldonts aro duo to auto
mobiles running into crowds of poo
pie at street intersections," Capt. Col
lins said, "and undor this now plan
of making motorists stop woll hack
of tho sidewalk lino, I bollovo wo can
ollmlnato a great percentage ot theso.
"Anothor now rule which I Intond
to put Into forco Is to mako oil mo
torists drlvo vory slowly whon turn
ing a corner in tho loop."
Capt. Collins declared that ho did
not bollovo one-way Btreots necessary
In Chicago becauso of tho width of
thero be real prohibition in Chicago.
CapL Hubort B. Howard, roslgncd
federal prohibition director for Illi
nois, mado this assertion Sunday at
Auburn Park Methodist Episcopal
church.
"Tho mayor and tho county attor
ney nro primarily responsible for vi
olations of tho federal laws," CapL
Howard said. "Tho stato has search
and seizure laws moro stringent than
tho federal act. If theso local offl
clals, who swear to uphold tho con
stitution of tho United States, would
llvo up to tholr oaths of olllce, tho
lid could bo put on tight in Chicago."
RE-ELECT A. W.
MILLER CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
Colonel August V. Miller has mado
a splendid record an Clerk ot tho
Circuit Court nnd ho deserves ro
uloctlon.
lx FLECT CON
GRESSMAN JAMES
M'ANDREWS
No member of congress has dono
mino work for tho good of his constit
uents than Congressman James Mc
AndrowB ot tho Sixth Chicago district.
Ho Is nblo, affable and industrious
and never overlooks tho needs of his
dlstilct. A great numbor of public
spirited citizens and businessmen,
hooded by Formor President Thomas
A. Smyth ot tho Sanitary Dis
trict ot Chicago nro working hard
for McAndrows' lo-olcctlon in tho In
tel est of tho wholo city.
Frod W. Upham is always on hand
when Chicago wants him, whothor It
Is to bring a national convention to
tho city, or to win anything big for
tho town, UpUam Is always tho leader
in tho niovomcnt.
tho loop pavements. Ho also declared
that ho did not bollovo that elgnal
towers could bo successfully operated
in tho intddlo of loop streets but that
ho Is investigating a plan to havo sig
nal arms nnd lights to direct trafllc
near tho sidownlk lino at loop inter
sections. City employes will bo paid In scrip
instead of monoy, beginning Doc. 1
Aid. John A. Rlchert, chairman ot
tho council flnnnro committee, an
nounced this at tho closo ot a coun
cil session filled with ovldoncos of tho
city's dlro financial straits.
Chairman Plchort's Btatoment was
mado In spito of tho fact tho council
had Just passed nearly a dozen llcenso
ordinances lovylng taxos on linos of
business horototoro unlicensed. Aid,
Cotmnk estimated tho now llcenso
measures will bring In about $1,000,
000 a. year.
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