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'INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING NEUTRAL IN NONE."
VOLUME XXXIV.
CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, JULY 7, 1900. TWELVE PAGES.
NUMBER 873.
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PLANTSJUST GO.
All Ptckini Outfits Niw at
Yirit Mutt It Willi
Off Map.
MANY OF THEM REEKING,
A Writer CuKHm Thttr Ceniitien
with tht Fin Onit In
many.
Every slaughter house nntl packing
plant ut the Stock Yards must be torn
down before the public will have faith
lu their mmltnry condition.
They tnurt bo replaced by modern,
clean, antiseptic nnd up-to-date abat
toirs or something will break loose.
The passage of a bill by Congress
that In "satisfactory to the pucker"
may bo all well enough lu Its way.
Hut the pucker have lccii Baying nil
nloug that they have been under gov
ernment supervision nil .the time.
Whut good has It ever done, then.
Tho new bill gives mora "government
nuiHMrvlRlon," but tho name sloppy old
buildings.
Tho Illinois legislature must act on
this matter next winter.
Illinois, where tho packing bouses
are located, Is more .Interested than nil
the other States.
In .tho meantime, compare Chicago
slaughter houses with those of Ger
many. Hobert Huntor, tho well-known
American author nnd socialist, has Just
returned from Germany, where he made
n thorough Inspection of tho nbattolr
system. Ho says: "By tho sldo of
Germany, America stands disgraced In
the matter of laughter houses. Apolo
gia for tho stock yards system pre
tend tbut much of a disagreeable na
ture Is Inevitable, os meat killing Is
necessarily rather a' dirty business.
Dut this contention is utterly untruo, as
German experience shows. In Germany
every municipality owns Its abattoir,
where all. meat for snlo must bo killed.
I found the slaughter houso at Frank
fort enclosed In grounds of about ten
acres, with trees and pleasant sur
roundings. Cattle nnd pigs to tho num
ber of about 2,000 were all spotlessly
dean. There was mfmoro odor than at
n tine stock show.
"Every portion of tho buildings had
concrcto floors, which nro wushed down
twice u day with hot and cold witter.
All the butchers' Instruments are ster
ilised each day. Tho moat, ufter the
' animals nro killed, Is carefully hung up
tiwuy from nil contact. All the em
ployes were wearing clean clothes, with
iqtotloss aprons. '
. "Compare tho genoral aspect with
that of the Chicago stockyards, whom
uteneh makes life In tho neighborhood
almost Intolerable; whoso wooden floors
nro seldom cleaned and are Inches deep
In offal; where hams lie pn tho floor
overran by rats, and where tho work
men wear filthy clothes.
"HUt moro Important still Is tho In
spection at tho Frankfort abattoir.
Each unlmal Is Inspected three times
unco on Its entrance, onco after killing
nnd once when It Is cut up. All tho
tainted flesh Is Instantly cremated.
Frankfort has ntno flrst-ruto veteri
nary surgeons, with good rooms at tholr
.Usposol for their work, an excellent
ousultlng library and fifty Imqicctora
under them capatjlo of diagnosing trich
ina. Altogether, the municipal abat
toir of Germany employ about 0,000
inspectors. Chicago, which kills for
half tho world, employs tlfteen.
"80 far as Inspection is concerned In
Oermnny It Is quite posslblo to make It
etllclent, slnco there are ' slaughter
houses In every town and tho nbattolr
system Is praetlcully self-supporting.
The Inspection could bo done much
more cheaply In Chicago, whoro the In
dustry Is concentrated within 700 acres.
Hut Inspection alono will not remedy
the ovll uor will the present bill bring
America anywhere near Germany tin
regards heulth, becauso tho bill hurdly
touches tho question of dirt. It will
rtquire a much moro strlugent system
to brldgo over the htigo gulf botweeu
Frankfort and Chicago.
"Imaglno the Beef Trust Insisting on
concrete floors being washed twlco 11
day and demanding that all tho em
ployes wear whlto aprons and Unit nil
tho lustrnmcuts bo sterilized twlco a
day! Such a reform In tho Chicago
stockyards would require tho rebuild
ing of tho entire Chicago plnnts,
"Tho EnglUh uiothods are only bet
ter than tho American because tho in
spection Is more conscientious, hut
there Is nn equal lock of system. Tho
German nbattolrs show that a system
Is perfectly posslblo under which hoaltli
nnd cleanliness can ho preserved. Anglo-Saxons
who boast that cleanliness
If among their chief virtues prefer to
at tholr food prepared under tho
filthiest conditions rather than tako tho
trouble to Introduce the abattoir sys-tern."
Head the following, taken from the
Bulletin of the Chicago Health Depart
ment: "The enormous Increase of food con
demnations Is due to the fact that
there was no department Inflection at
tbc Union Stockyards during tho 1000
period. A total of 2,827,032 pounds
was condemned nnd destroyed by the
department Inspectors at the "Yards'-
In tho last six months.
The Dccf Trust's uuclcan packing
plants must be torn down.
The Illinois Legislature must stop the
Hoof Trust!
Captain Eugcno It. Cox, one of the
best known nnd most highly resjiccted
lawyers at the Chicago bar, Is talked
of for Judge of the Municipal Court
on tbc IX'iuocrntlc ticket. Ho should
tic nominated nnd If nominated, ho will
be elected.
Justice John It. Caverly should be
nominated for Municipal Judge. He Is
an able and popular man.
No abler man ever represented Illi
nois In tho United States Senate tlnui
Senator Albert J. Hopkins.
Justice John K. Prlndlvllle'a poptl-
larlty and clean record on the bench
entities mm 10 a nomination ror Mu
nicipal Judge.
Harry It, Gibbons should bo nom
inated for Sheriff. Ho Is an honest,
able man, popular with everybody.
The democrats can nominate no
stronger man for Muulcipnl Judgo than
Justlco Frank Foster. Ho has mado a
spotless record ou tho bench.
The Democrats should nominate
Slyer 8. Emrlch for Judgo of the Pro
bate Court. Ho Is well qualified to bold
such an Important position.
One of tho ablest and most popular
Justices of tho Peace in Chicago Is A.
J. Sabatb. He should bo nominated for
Municipal Judge. ' ,
' No better man could: be' nominated
for County Commissioner than Herman
J. .Hauler, tho well known Insurance
man.
One of tho most popular magistrates
In Chicago Is Justice Q. J. Clwtt He
would muke a flno Municipal Judgo.
Ono of tho ablest lawyers in Chicago
Is James S. Hopkins.
Justlco Max 'Ebcrhardt Is ono of the
most scliolnrly and popular men In Chi
cago. It Is men like Ebcrhardt that
are needed on tho Municipal Court
beucb.
Flotcber Dobyns Is ono of the bright
est young Republicans In Chicago. He
would make a great Municipal Judge.
No better liked man could be nom
inated for Municipal Judge than Jus
tice Theodore S. Mayer.
Justlco Jehn Fitzgerald should bo
nominated for Municipal Judgo. His
great record on tho bench has made
him popular with everybody.
Ono of tho strougost men tbut can bo
nominated for Municipal Judgo Is Dan
iel G. Ramsay, tho ablo attorney.
Justice John Richardson has mado a
great record on the bench.. He deserves
to bo nominated for Municipal Judge.
Andrew J. Hlrschl Is well iltted to be
a Municipal Judge.
Albert G. Wheeler Is 0110 of tho load
ing citizens f Chicago.
Oeorgo M. H.iyd. the ublo lawver.
would mako an excellent Municipal
Judge.
No abler muu could ho nominated for
Municipal Judgo than Jtutlce Henry
Roth.
Judgo Wlllard M. MeKweu Is Bik
ing 11 brilliant reor.l on tho bench.
CWl.
One or tho most p: pulur Magistrate
lu Chicago Ik Justice Miles Kehoo. Ho
.should be uoiiiluutocl rr Municipal
, Judge.
The candidacy nf Samuel J, Slmeffor,
tho alilo attorney, for Municipal Judgo
Is grctvlug stronger every day.
Judgo Merrltt W. Plncknoy Is liked
by everybody.
LAUGH AT LAW.
Inf Truit Civil tht Niw
Govirnmint Act thi Merry
Ha! lt!
CANNER COWS STILL RULE.
QvitatlMi frem Dally Papers Shew
that tka Meant lull Still
IllnlWI.
The new Government meat law, so
"mitlsfuetory" to tho packers, went Into
effect July 1.
From the Chicago Journal, which Is
acknowledged to be the best authority
among dully papers on stock yards re
ports, we quote the following from Its
last edition of July 2:
Prime steers .".750O.1O
Good to choice fi.2.1(U5.tlO
Medium to good killers 4.70&r.2."i
Common killers 4.00(4.00
Good to choice cows ,'l.86$t4.BO
Medium cows .'I.OOffi&OS
Common to good cutters..,. 2.3."1i2,0."
Medium to good cauncrs.... 1.7ft?l2.1ti
Prlmo heifers 4.00(25.2."
Medium to good heifers ;i.R0(&4.2.
Common to fair heifers. ... 2.754(3.25
Good to choice bulls .'J.50IU4.25
Hologim bulls 2.70Ua.OO
Now what are "Common to good cut
ters?" They are animals that have had tho
evidences of cancer and tuberculosis
cut out of them.
What are "medium to good cauncrs)"
They are poor, emaciated, tubercular,
cancerous cattle that are pared up nnd
canned for domestic nnd export trade.
Talk about Federal "Inspection!"
Hah!
Tho market quotations given above
show what tho junkers think of It.
Now "Hologna bulls" are poor, cast
off miserable male bovlnes that ono
would not feed to valuable dogs.
Under present Stock Yards conditions
tho term Is n regular appellation, as
witness tho following from the Dally
News of July 2:
Hulls were In good demand. This won
particularly true of good hologfta.
Bolognas of tho right class were salable
at 13.15, while for prlmo bulls It was
posslblo to secure as high as ,$4.50,
though this was nn extreme price.
Prices showed tho following raugo:
Good cutting to fair beef
cows, 2.403.20
Common to good canning
cows 1.00(32.25
Hulls, common to choice. . . . 2.25SR10
Hulls, good to choice 4.10 4.00
Thanka to the Beef Trust methods,
cancer numbered 1,191 victims in Chi
cago In 1006, or 67 more than In 1004
an Increase of the rate per 10,000 of
population of 2.08 per cent
The Increase In deaths from cancer
In Chicago In 1006 over the average
for the decade ended In 1004 waa 10.1
per cent, and over the average rate of
the decade ended In 1884 was 34.1 per
cent!
One of the most cunning and des
perate deed of the Beef Trust was
the defeat, by Beef Trust methods, nf
the attempt of the secretary of agri
culture to secure 135 additional meat
Inspectors for Chicago. The secretary
asked for 1135,000 to pay for 185 In
spectors to Inspect meats going to Eu
ropenot meats for Americans, for
anything la good enough for us. The
Congressional Committee, possibly un
der Beef Trust hypnotic Influence, only
appropriated 120,000. So the Euro
pean are In almost aa great danger as
ourselves.
The pure food laws will, of coarse,
be enforced against some poor little
grocer. But against the Bert Trust.
never I
Tho Beef Trust hTsendlnir moner Intr.
Germany to stir un strife nnd for.-..
the government to permit the Imports
tion or its moats.
If Mayor DunneTadmlnlsiratlon de
stroyed over 3,000,000 pounds of can
cerous and tuberculous meat In Ave J
months, by the inspection work of .
only eleven Inspectors, how many bll-'
110ns or pounds or cancer and tuber '
culoals were fed to the people during .
the years that there was no city In J
tpecttont '
Read tho following from tho rtullntln
of tho Chicago Health Department :
"inspectors at tho Union Stock Yards,
condemned and destroyed 100 cattle,
303 hoes. 140 calves. 12 sheen, rutin
pounds of cut moats a total of 148,501
pounds of meat.
"Tho food lusnectors in tho loon ll.
trlct condemned nud destroyed during
the week four hogs, 0110 carcass of beef,
25 calves, four lambs mid 2,810 pouud-
of cut meats; iiho 125 pounds of poultry."
Tho Illinois Legislature must Inves
tigate the Uecf Trust next winter.
And It will.
No matter what kind of bill passes
Congress to regulate the meat Industry,
Illinois owes It to herself to do some
thing ,on her own account towards pro
tecting the lives as well as tho health
of her cltlscns.
The Beef Trust will still bo In exist
ence, no matter what Congress docs.
The men who compose It will not
have lost their sordid love of money.
They will still bo willing to sacrifice
the lives, the health nnd tho fortunes
of their fellows In. tho Interest of their
(Hickcts.
Illinois must act and net drastically
iiml thoroughly.
A legislative Investigation will prob
ably disclose n rottcner state of affairs
than the public even dreams of now.
Illinois can no longer be expected to
rest content with Federal Inspection
n ml Federal supervision after tho dis
closures presented up to date.
She must Investigate for herself and
act for herself.
The Legislature must get after the
Beef Trust.
All the plants at tho Stock Yards
must como down.
New buildings must tako their
places.
The old ones are so saturated with
filth, disease and corruption that no
matter what laws are passed, tho build
ings themselves Will be a standing men
ace to food.
A complete new outfit Is necessary
and everybody recognizes that fact.
Tho Health Department furnishes Its
weekly reports to the dally newspapers
with great regularity and has dono so
for years. The dally papers with won
derful regularity bavo always care
fully eliminated from the report all
references to stock yards conditions
bofore publishing tbo Mtue.
The number of cattle afflicted with
tuberculosis is said to bo very large,
Tho report of tho Chicago Health De
partment for tho week ending May 10
states that two cows suffering from
tuberculosis were found among tho
herds that supply Chicago with milk.
President Roosevelt and tho members
of Cougrcss first heard about tho Beef
Trust horrors from tho Englo last No
vcmber, nnd they have heard moro ev
ery week slnco then.
Tho following from tho Bulletin of
tho Health Department for month of
Mny: "Tho meat Inspectors at the
stockyards condemned nud destroyed n
total of 481,705 pounds of beef, pork,
veal and mutton."
Our grand juries nro frequently
sprinkled with leading citizens drawn
from tho packing Industry. Men who
arc busily engaged In selling cancer and
tuberculosis to their fellow-men nro
fluo iieople to draw as Brand Jurors.
Peoplo used to wonder where all tho
tulKsrcuiosIs nud cancer enmo from.
They wonder no longer. Tho Beef
Trust exposures have shown them tho
truth.
No better mau could bo nominated
for State Senator from tho Fifth Sen
ntorliil District than Walter Clyde
Jones. Ho deserves tho supiort of all
who wish uu able, energetic representa
tive. The Boef Trust nas caused a big
raise In the price of shoes. The al-k-ged
beef trust controls Incidentally
the domestic hide market, which Con
gress closed practically for the benefit
of the beef trust by clapping a duty of
15 per cent ad valorem on foreign
hides. The alleged beef trust, accord
ing to Associated Press dispatches,
now also controls the domestic tanning
Industry. Hence the beef trust fixes
now the cost of the leather, the raw
material out of which shoes are made,
and hence It controls both the prices
of Hhoes In tho domestic market and
lu the export shoo trade, built up at
irreut expeuso by our shoe manufac
turers. Furthermore, it Is common knowl
edge that the domestic prlco of butter,
eggs, butterlue, dressed poultry, the
grains, fruits, vcgotablos, apples, pota
toes and probably other foods is regu
lated largoly by tho same trust of cor
porations. This Is logical and unavoidable at
present It Is due In part to special
prlvilogos of lower rates In tho ship
ping, private refrigerator Hues, tin
inuiisi) grulu elovutors and cold-storage
plants scattered at tho strategic points
and In part, no doubt, to tho shcor
biutnl force of unlimited millions of
dollars; a power wielded by a few ner-
tons whom society does not hold per
Mji.nll.v responsible at present. '
TRACTION GRAFT.
It Siimi to Be Very Good at
the City Hall Just
Niw.
LAWYERS DO VERY WELL.
The Settlement ef the Traetlen
Question Will Make Seme
ef Them Rich.
The latest City Hall scandal Is the
situated developed In connection with
traction settlement. According to the
Dully News, "Digesting" Chicago's
street railway ordinance by ono of
Mayor Dunne's traction experts has cost
the city 100.31.
This extraordinary chargo for serv
ices Is one of several disclosed by an
Investigation of whut It costs the city
to maintain traction expert. Tho gen
erosity to the legal advisers came out
after Mayor Dunne had gono to the de
fense of the four traction uttorncys who
arc Interested In personal-Injury suits
against the traction companies. Other
startling charges appear on vouchers
stored lu the City Comptroller's vaults,
ruuglng from charges for Instructions
for the Corporation Counsel to $50 for
filing un optical lu tho Federal Court.
Attorney J. G. Grossberg, prosecutor
In Dr. M. F. Doty's department, sent
in a voucher for services just before
Christinas last year in which he charges
tlie city 202.1i5 for conferences with
"his honor, the Mayor, nnd Dr. Doty
during twelve days lu ,Decembor," and
f 100.31 for "digesting" the street rail
way ordinances together with consulta
tion with Dr. Doty and various police
men. Henry M. Ashton, who is the Mayor's
cxNrt on gas nud is usually in attend
ance at the Council Local Transporta
tion Committee meetings, also has se
cured largo amounts from tho city
treasury for like services.
Mayor Dunne declined to discuss the
per diem compensation of his assistants,
but was surprised when told of the
nature of some of tho charges for serv
ices. "You will faavo to talk with tho Cor
poration Counsel about that," said ho.
"Mr. Lewis, I bellovc, signs the vouch
ers." Tho Mayor also declared that he
could see no wrong on tho part of Mr.
Ashton or Mr. Grossberg If they con
tinued to bring suits against tho street
car companies. Tho tllvldlne lino. Im
said, was where a traction attornoy Is
ou n (-alary and supiiosed to devoto all
bis time to tho city. In that case, ho
said, ho did not believe tho nttornov
should cngugo lu suits against tho com
panies.
"It Is different with attorneys who
nro 011 a per diem basis," explained the
Mayor. "I see no wrong If Mr. Gross,
berg takes personal Injur' suits against
tho street cur companies. I don't be-
llevo ho will linvn nnv mlvnntmrn nvnr
other attorneys in tho matter of evi
dence whlcli is secured by the members
of the police department."
Tho records lu tho Comptroller's of
fice show that Attorney Grossberg put
lu 11 voucher, without itemizing It, for
$300 for services to tbo city for the
mouth of January last. Tliero was soma
dispute about it and the Comptroller
reriiKCil to Honor it. There are short
hand notes ou tho fnco of tho minor
which explain that tho amount could
not bo paid on such a voucher. Later
on, It developed, the Corporation Coun
sel toon the case m baud and succeeded
in getting it through tho way It was.
Tho vouchers of Attorneys Aslifain
nud Grossberg make charges ut tho rate
of 25 a day for instructions from and
conferences with tho Corporation Coun
sel. Now that tho neonlo nro thoronshlv
nroused, nothing can save tho Beef
Trust.
Tho following tuken from tho Chica
go Tribune, July 5, speaks for Itself :
"Chicago's wny of celebrating Inde
pendence day wns prolonged torture for
tho sick, thoso at homo and In tho hos
pitals. "With vitality low and nerves ex
hausted by pain and suffering, tho In
valids wero subjected to the torture of
tho nolso tho Incessant racket of the
minor explosives, and the Intermittent
"boom" of tho "cannon" crackers.
"Prlvnto homes were helpless, but tho
hospitals wero guarded day and night
by patrolmen dotalled to keep tho nolso
(loud as far as posslblo from tho hos
pital precincts. This wus counted n
cousldernblo protection, as was olso the
fact that tho coolness of tho day per
mitted tho nurses to keep tho windows
generally down.
"But for all that there wero many pa-
tlonts whoso fover roso alarmingly from
fretting at tbo all day bedlam. Sov-
eral of these cases reached n rrltlrnl
stage towards sundown, though all, so
fur ns could lie ascertained early this
morning, escaped without adding to tho
rata 11 tics or the occasion."
George Gillette Is ono of the brightest
lawyers In Chicago. Ho would make an
excellent Municipal Judgo.
The splendid record of Justice Chas,
II. Callahan makes him a strong candi
date for Municipal Judge.
Walter Clyde Jones' clean record ns
n lawyer, a' political worker and a public-spirited
citizen entitles hlra to tho
Republican nomination for State Sena
tor from the Fifth Senatorial District
If Charles Wcrno Is nominated for
Municipal Judge, which ho should be,
be will be elected. Alderman Wcrno Is
fiopular with all classes of men.
Louis Levy, tho able nnd well known
attorney, should bo nominated for Mu
nicipal Judge.
John C. Fctzcr has made a great rec
ord 011 tho School Board and Mayor
Dunne should not hesitate a moment to
reappoint such an elUcleut public offi
cial. Edwnrd Tlldcu bus made n clenn and
good record on the School Board.
In appointing Frank Wenter ns Civil
Service Commission, Mayor Dunno has
tho hearty thanks .of all Chlcagoans.
Mr. Wcnter Is well qualified to hold
such an Imiiortant position.
Judge Orrln X. Carter has decided, to
resign as chairman of the charter con
vention nnd will present his resigna
tion to the convention at n general
meeting to Ik held In the council cham
ber next week.
William Lorliner always stands by
his friends.
iintirv M. Rlmtiiul Is one of tho ablest
and best liked lawyers In Chicago. Ho
would prove n strong cauuiuute ror
Municipal Judge.
Fourth of July Is passed. Tho day
that brings Joy to the toughs, degen
erates, hoodlums and scum of America
has departed. The following Is tho re
sult of this holiday that Is celebrated
in such a horrlblo manner:
Hy fireworks .'. 0
By cannon 1
By firearms 11
By explosives 7
Hy toy pistols 4
By runaway 1
Hy drowning S
Injured 2,780
Hy fireworks 1,000
Hy ennuon 201
Hy firearms 303
Hy explosives 007
Hy toy pistols 304
By runaways 35
Fire loss $00,450
IN CHICAGO.
Dead 2
Injured 157
Tho trno American can only bow his
bend lu shame when ho glances over
this list. Tho Fourth of July must be
celebrated lu a different niaunor or It
should bo iihollshed altogether.
Tho Beef Trust plants nro being In
vestigated dully hy "experts." Experts
In tho lino of fooling tho people.
Tho following is taken from tho
Chronicle, Juno 27:
"Berlin, Juno 20. Tho chairmen of
tho various Prussian chambers of ag
riculture mid analogous chambers of
commerce held a conference recently nt
Poien and adopted resolutions against
American meats which wero published
to-day. The resolutions refer to Presi
dent Roosevelt's ofllclul messago to Con
gross on conditions lu tho American
meat industry mid nsk tho Federal
Council to forbid tho Importation of
foreign pickled meats and imrk alto
gether and to order that prepared meats
shall bo ImiMirtcd only when their
wholesonieness can bo truitworthlly
demonstrated,
"A renort iiecomnniivlm? tho rraniu.
tlons says that tho American meat scan-
mil bus iiRiiiu thrown light on the ex
tremely duiureroiM nrnctices of foroltm
meat producers and declares that there
fore tho Imperial government cannot
any longer hesitate to forbid tho Impor
tation of such unwholesome, disgusting
meats.' "
Edward A. Dicker, tho popular nt
toruoy, would mnko n flno Municipal
Judge,
Tho business nssoclotlons composed
of so-called business men bavo flulshed
"Investigating" the Beef Trust.
Tho Water Motor grnl't Is great.
MARY BAD BARKS.
Chicagi It Full of Fake Insti
tutions Seeking the Money
of the Pupli.
STRIN6ENT LAW NEEDED.
There Are Enenah Reliable Inititti-
Hena, Hewever, If Peeale Will
Patreniie Them.
A stringent State law Is needed to
regulate the establishment of banks.
There are too many wild-cat financial
schemes now In existence In Chicago.
Not wishing to compete with the Mg
banks, Irresponsible peoplo are starting
up small banks In the ootlyiag districts
of Chicago, from time to time. This
practice has had disastrous results
upon the business and financial Inter
ests of the entire city. Many hundred
small business men and traders have
been ruined by this class of institu
tions. The Pan American Is a shining
example.
This nefarious practice abould be
stopped and the only way to stop It Is
by municipal legislation.
A provision ousht to be made In h
city charter authorising the city under
its ponce power to regulate the estab
lishment of bsnks and creating la
pursuance of this work a board for
the examination of all proposed new
banking concerns. Such a boartl
should be given ample power to exam
Ino Into the financial standing of the
promoters of these Institutions, and
none should be allowed to be licensed
unless such as could show assets ample
for the carrying on of their business,
sufficient to cover the amount of their
deposits, and sound and substantial
enough to thoroughly protect their
depositors.
There can be no question as to the
right and the Justice of the city to
exercise such power under a property
constructed charter provision. If the
city has the right to regulate plumb
ers, to regulate engineers, to regulate
the elctrlcal business, to regulate pawn
brokers and the scores of other busi
ness enterprises and Industries over
which It exercises unquestioned super
vising powers, It certainly baa a per
feet rlsht to reculate the hanklmr huai.
nees, which Is of fsr more Importance
than anything In the line of business
in tlio city, because upon the legitimate
and honest business methods ef these)
Institutions depends the welfare of th
entire city in Its business and commer
cial lire, wnno methods or a contrary
kind Indulged In by small, Irresponsible
speculative concerns onlr numtta m
failures that Involvo Injuriously the In
terests or tno entire community. How
often have wo seen It that th riititm
of one of these little banks, started
upon insecure and Irresponsible founda
tions, and boomed by fraudulent and
false representations, have draamd
down to ruin hundreds of good, hard
working, thrifty nnd deserving citizens.
The licenses Issued by the examin
ing board, which, of course, should h
composed of responsible citizens and
iidio unanciora, suouni bo or a charac
ter that would be absolutely prohibi
tive of all schemes and nroteota for th
establishment of phony concerne of this
Kina.
This would be welcomed br all sound
nnd responsible banking houses,
wnetner private or national.
Banks llko the Hibernian Banking
Association, tho Illinois Trust and Rav.
lugs Bank, Graham & Sons, the Union
Trust Company, tho South Chicago
Savings Hank, tho Commercial Nation
al, tho Continental National, Drovers
Doposlt National, tho Fort Dearborn
National, Merchants' Loan nnd Trust
and other banks that havo weathered
every panic and overy Rtorm for years
(leservo rei lor tho peoplo of Chicago.
And yet foolish peoplo pass them by
and hand tholr hard-earned mouev over
to concerns that have not a single
banker connected with them and whose
leading men bavo been grafters either
in political or prlvato life, and who al
ways have their hands out for easy
coin.
Harry Gibbous and Tlrnst nummM
mako a combination that tho Damn.
cratlc slato makers cannot afford to
pass up.
John T, Coiincry Is ono of Chicago's
ablest and most popular buslnosa men.
sMePSbv
Georgo Duddleston, tho well known
business man, has made a flno record
ou tho School Hoard.
Thoro Is no abler or better liked man
In Chicago than William Lcgner, tho
woll known brewer.
Tho trnflic In cancerous and tubercu
lar cattle must cease,
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