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NEW JUDGES MAY GET COIN
AFTER PECULIAR DELAYS
With all the "good people" crying
loudly that judges be removed from
politics, and the judges themselves
pleading that they be allowed to get
their offices in a dtfinified manner,
without resorting to partisan scram
bles, something has just been put
over for the judges of the circuit and
superior courts of Cook county that
savors strongly of practical politics
and an effort to grab the coin.
June 7 the election for judges of
the circuit and superior courts was
held in Cook county. At that time
their salaries were $10,000 a year
each, more than that of the supreme
court judges of the state, who pass
on the acts of the local judiciary.
A few days later the legislature
passed a bill to increase the salary
of each judge $2,000 per year. Then
some peculiar things began to hap
pen. Returns from the election were
painfully slow and it was not until
early this week that County Clerk
Sweitzer got the papers.
Gov. Dunne had not then signed
the salary increase and the $2,000 so
far as the recently-elected judges was
concerned, didn't look like real,
Some clerk in Sweitzer's office sent
the papers to Springfield, where they
must be signed by the governor.
Then, according to the Tribune,
friends of the judges, who don't care
at all for politics, got busy and had
the papers recalled by telegraph. ,
Dunne hadn't yet signed the bill.
According to Sweitzer himself, it
was necessary to recall the papers
because a stenographer had omitted
a line. Which looks like one of the
most costly stenographic errors on
record. Taxpayers of Cook county
may lose $440,000 as a result
That meant more delay. And Gov.
Dunne hadn't yet signed the bill The
money began to take on tangible
form and made a pleasant and friend
And yesterday Gov, Dunne signed
the bill! The governor simply could-,
not hold off any longer.
And now, if the judges do try to
get the money, the matter will prob
ably be carried to the supreme court,
where more may be learned of these
peculiar delays. And we may even
get the name of the "careless" sten
"All that Soy Bean, our village cut
up, needs ter be a Charlie Chaplin is
a little more practice fallin' over hTs
POLICE CALLED IN BANK RIOT
Maxwell st station police reserves
quelled a riot at the State Bank of
Italy, Taylor and Halsted sts., today.
The bank voluntarily ended its affairs
today. The line of Italians waiting to
withdraw their deposits seemed to
have gotten the wrong impression.
They started quite a row. All got
TRACTION UMPIRES TO HUSTLE
The street car arbiters will work
five hours a day, with possible a night
shift in order to try to finish proceed
ings in time to let Mayor Thompson
take trip to the expositions, July 16.
CHICAGO GRAIN. All grains
lower. Provisions lower. July wheat
close, $1.02. V
NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
strong and active. ,
Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday;
probably showers by or during Sun
day night; rising temperature; mod
erate east shifting to south winds.