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.11 '1 ' . . - X M -...- j4r-i . .T nUred at Seeand Class Matter October II, 1889, at the Pott Office at Chlcafo, IlllnoU, under Act of March 3rd, 1879 INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINQ8, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' Entered at Second Class Matter October 11,1889, at the Past Office at Chloafo, IlllnoU, under Aot of March 3rd, 1879 TWENTIETH YEAH, NO. 11. CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1908. -TWELVE PAGES. TOBcS$ WHOLE NUMBER 1,000 l)i ra ij ort a olr i? MACK'S VICTORY FOR THE CITY, United States Supreme Court Upholds the Right to Destroy All Tainted Foods. Beef Trust and Cold Storage Firms Are Particularly Interested In the Decision. The Sale of Bad Meat Is a Menace to the Health of the People, And Everybody Wants to See the Ordinances Rigidly Enforced Against the Guilty Purveyors. The Case Won By the City Has Been Hotly Contested for Two Years. .. . Thu Beef Trust, mi ilniiltl, was very rudely shocked on liiHt Monday when J lie United States Supreme Court hand d down a decision tlmt tin; City of Chicago, under Hh police power, hurt nuthorlty to destroy nil Imd fiMid. The cuso In point wns Unit of the city having' tho right to destroy cold storage prwlucts Unit were declared unlit for food, Iml tho division Is it wide one In every way, itnd covers nil condemnations of unlit food, whether In told storage plnnts or In slaughter houses. The opinion eiiino in Iho ntllrnmtlon of n decision of Iho Federal Court for tho Northern District of Illinois, where in n local cold storage coinpnny was at tempting to prevent Iho city Health De partment from destroying a large amount of cold storage products. Tho ciiHo aroso In tho latter part of Iho Dunuo iidinlulstrntlou, when the city health Inspectors condemned und started to destroy u largo nuiuher of coll storage chickens in tho possession of this company. Tho company applied for mi Injunction to prevent tho de struction of thu property. Then Mayor Ilnsse was elected, and Corporation Counsel Brundngo and his llrst assist ant, Emll C. Wotton, tool; up tho liti gation. The Council a little while heforo had linssed an ordinance regulating the cold storage business, and tho litigation was over the validity of this ordinance. At tho tlmo tho measure was under consid eration, tho cold storage people made vigorous protests against Its passage. The city olllclals asserted tlmt all fowls should ho drawn heforo being placed In cold storage, but had but limited In formation to prove tho advantages of tho plan. Tho cold Htur.iv companies seemed to bo well Informed on the sub ject and gave a plausible reply to every iirguinent advanced by tho city. Health Commissioner Evuns received a report from Chief Chemist Wiley of tho Department of Agriculture at Washington upholding In detail tho contention of Iho city. Ho added that a mandatory law In accordance with his views should bo passed. The decision of tho court was an nounced by Justlco Feckhnm. defer ring to the fact that tho city had re fused to penult tho company to con tinue Its business because It antagon ized tho clty'H orders, Justice I'eckhani declared that this action had been "ar bitrary and wholly Indofenslhlo." Ho also discussed tho contention of the company that tho city had no right to destroy Its property without grant lug n previous hearing, nnd said, "Tho power of tho Legislature to ennct laws lu relation to tho public health being conceded, It Is, to u great extent, within Legislative discretion as to whether any hearing need bo given beforo tho destruction of unwholesome food which Is unlit for human consumption." Leaders of tho progressives In tho reorganization of tho Stuto Senate have fixed Monday, Jan. 4, as the dato RENOMINATE for their caucus to he held In Spring Held. Till? will ho two days before tho session of the -Kith general assem bly will be on. At tho caucus thu em ployes will ho selected and tho Bidding heads named to steer the .Senators through tho session. Jamir II. Paddock, of Springfield, wants to bo re-elected Secretary of tho Senate, hut whether ho will bo Is very uncertain matter. Paddock has been a fixture In the Semite since tho Rdtli general assembly back lu 1S77, except when tho Democrats had tem porary sway. Tnliu A. Ileeve, as clerk of tho Homo, may hold on. New faces lu tho other pots an predicted, however, with fie progressive l tln saddle. It has practically liecu decided that tho Statu administration forces will hold their second conference in Spring Held on Tuesday, Dee. ti'-M. At this session tho candidate to be pitted against Edward I). Shurtlelf Is sched uled to ho selected. This week's Issue Is tho one thou sandth week of the publication of the Eagle. A number of good men are already talked of to take .Mack's place on tho Democratic Judicial ticket. Among them tiro: Adolf Kraus, I'hlllp Stein, Slgmuud Zolsler, Sidney Adlcr, Adam A. Goodrich, William A. Doyle, William II. Hamum, Edward F. Dunne, (Jrnnvlllo W. Drowning, George A. Trude, William V. Black, John K. Owens, Joseph A.O'Donnoll, James Hamilton Lewis. Charles A. McDonald. W. D. Muuliall. John I'. McGoorty. Cyril II. Jandus. Edgar II. Tolmaii. Mayor Ilusse's special Industrial commission turned lu its report to thu City Council Monday, Changes aro recommended In tho re port, but they aro not such ns would seem to prejudice tho rights of tho city. On tho other hand, If theso recom mendations nro carried out It Is tho be lief of the commission that business will bo transacted with tho city council without nearly as much friction as lias been manifested heretofore, Tho commission's recommendations In detail nro ns follows: "First That tho council erento a regular standing comniltteo to bo kuown as tho committee on local Industries, to consist of fifteen members, so selected that soven shall represent west wards, flvo shall represent south side wards, nnd three shall represent north sklo wards ; that to this couitnlttee be refer red all ordinances for special privil eges lu streets, alleys, and public ways, und all ordinances vacating any street, ulley, or public way. "Second That the term of grunl for a swltclitrack ordinance be llxed nt twenty years, subject to revolution dur ing the term of the Kraut, through the passage by tlto council of n repealing ordinance. 'Third That the present pulley of the city lu tho matter of compensation charges should not ho disturbed. "Fourth That In ordinances provid ing for the vacation of any street or ul ley no charge shall be made for such vacation lu any case where the city has not shown mi acceptance of tho dedicat ed street or alley by mum net of mu nicipal control." The llrst meeting of the new County Hoard was held on Monday. Four new commissioners took their seats. They were George K. Schmidt. Oscar II. Hlllstrom, Frank C. Leland and Warren E. Colburu. The retiring members nro Alfred G. Lanlo, Oscar Do l'rlest and Max Ilium eufeld. Conditions at Dunning which were recently revealed following an Investi gation were touched upon lu tho mes sage of William llusse to the board. Hu stated that the Insane wards at Dunning wero the most crowded and blamed the state for not taking over Its tpiota of patients from this Institution. Among tho chief recommendations made by President llusse are tho fol lowing: Establishment of three additional re lief stations, one In llluo Island avenue and West Eighteenth street, one in the stockyards district and one near North Ashland and Milwaukee avenues. Closer relations between the stato employment agencies nnd tho county re lief work. Comprehensive legislation by Hie state for the health, comfort and safety of Industrial worklugmen. Establishment of a psychopathic hos pital at tho county hospital for tho treatment of curnblo insane. Appropriation of tho necessary money for publication of tho real estato valu ation of tho county, Provision for tho caro of tuberculosis patients In early stages of tho disease, Appoiutlvo ofllcers named for tho coming year by President Busso are as follows : Superintendent of Public Service William M'Larcn. County Attorney Harry A. Lewis. Warden County Hospital Charles J. I Happcl. MEANS DEMOCRATIC BBBMfcBBsfl BBBBBBBHBBBHEBBBBBBBBBBkiiaBBBBr jtaBBBBBBBBBBBBH SHJSBBBBBISBgBBBBBBH BBBBBBBBBBBBHhIBBIBBBBBBBBBBBjIS' 'BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH HbWbBBBBBBBBmP ' .BBBBBBBBBBBBBBH BBBBBBBBBBBHBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB '.BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBfl IBBBbIbBBKt JBBBBBH BBBBBBBBBBT " BBBBBBBBBBH BBBBBBBBBBA i BBBBBBBBBBBBBJ BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB iBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbV. .BjBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH ZIGMUND ZEISLER, Talked Of to 8ucceod Judge Mack. Superintendent Dunning Dr. O. C. Wllhlte. County Physician Dr. II. I. Davis. County Agent John W. llelmout. Committee Clerk O. W. Nash. County Architect Wllliim llolablrd. Civil Service Commissioner Charles T. Mason. County Auditor E. it. linker. The chairmen of the standing com mltees are: Public service, .Mack: llnauce. Van Stecuhcrg; roads and bridges, lloeber; legislation, Cliludblom. The new charter will not be drawn up to suit any notoriety-seeking pro hihltloulst reformer, and don't you for get It. Amid the plaudits and flowers of ad miring friends the following county olllclals were Inducted Into oillce for a second term, hist Monday: County Itecorder. Abel Davis. Clerk of the Circuit Court, Joseph I,', llldwlll. Jr. Clerk of the Appellate Court, Alfred II. Porter. Coroner, Peter M. Hoffman. Clerk of tho Superior Court, Charles W. Villi. Abel Davis was presented with a cut-glas punch bowl, twenty-four glasses and a raw copper electric lamp by employes of his olllee. A number of floral pieces were sent by ndnilrers. The only change lu tho' olllee forces was announced by Coroner Hoffman. Dr. Joseph A. Springer becomes assist ant coroner's physician, vko Dr. O. W. Lowke, resigned. Hoy O. West, re-elected member of thu Hoard of llevlevv, and Adam Wolf and W. II, Weber, re-elected to thu Hoard of Assessors, do not tuko their new imth until tho annual meeting of these boards lu January. Paul A. Hazard became u member of tho Drainage Hoard nt Its annual meeting Tuesday afternoon, succeeding Otto J, Novak. Georgo W. Pnulllu and Wallace G. Clark, who wero re-elected, entered upon new terms. No business was transacted aside front Installing tho new members. President McGorurtck will submit his annual message early lu January. The standing committees wero named by President McCormlck and tho old rules wero adopted for another year. Tho Municipal Judges elected last mouth began their terms on Monday, Mayor llusse, u majority of tho City Council, Circuit Court Judgo Gibbous, and a large number of friends assem bled In Chief Justice Olson's court room to witness the Inauguration of former Alderman Joseph '.. I'hllr as Judge of the Municipal Court. Slietidtiu Fry, also a newly elected Judge, took up Judge Swivel's call. Hugh 11. Stewart, another of tho new Judges, did not begin his duties bo cause of a pending lawsuit lu which he is Interested. Henry C. Peltier, Max Ehcrlmrdt, Charles N. Gnoduow, llosea V. WeIN, Oscar M. Torrlson. and Fred L. Fake, Jr., began their second term. Mr. Linn II. Young will have the light of his life for re-election to the City council from tho Sixth Ward. Thomas D, Knight Is prepared to make u splendid battle for the nomination. If you havo any suggestions to make about tho new charter you can send them In to any of tho following named persons, who make up the charter con vention: Milton J. Foremnn.n. It. McCormlck, Joseph Uadenoch, John P. McGoorty, William H. Hakor.M. L. MeKlnloy, Walter B. Hecbe, Chns. E. Merrlam, Albert W. nollfuss.W. It. Mlchaells, Frank I. Bennett, Theodoro Oehno, J5. P, Hronscau, Jos. A. O'Dounell, Win. M, Hrown, John E. Owens, Richard E. Hurke.G. W. Pmillln, Thomas Carey, It. 13, l'endnrvls, Chester W. Church.Louls F, Post, I). F. Clettcnbcrg, John Powers, George E. Cole, Kdward J. Rnlney, Daniel F. Crllly, Walter J. Haymer, William E. Dover, Alex. H. Revell, Georgo W, Dixon, Lewis Rlnnker, Thomas J. Dixon, F.mll W. Hitter, 11. A, Eckhart, Raymond Robins, John W. Eckhart, Lcsslug Rosenthal, Henry F. Eldumnu.C. O. Sethness, F. E. Erlckson, D. E. Shauahau, Wnlter L. Fisher, John G. Shedd, F. II. Gnnsbergcn, Frank L. Shepnrd, Andrew J, Grahaui.Johu F, Smulskl, I. T. Greeuncre, Hernard W. Snow, John Guerln, Hernnrd E. Sunny, Joseph F. Haas, Georgo B. Swift, 0, II, Harrison, Graham Taylor, John W. Hill, Geo. J, Thompson, Frank G. Hoyno, Chns. J, Voplcka, Thos. M. Hunter, Edwin K. Walker, W, Clydo Jones, Charles Werno, Jns. M. Klttlcraan.R. A. White, Bryan Lathrop, D. R. Wllkltw, James J, Lluehan, John P. Wilson, Carl Lundherg, Edward 0. Young, T, C. MaeMlllan, Michael Zlmmer. Chas. B. Merrlam, Tho settlement workers nnd tho loud mouthed, notoriety seeking prohibition ists should start a city of their own. Chicago don't waut them. A GOOD ORDINANCE. Law Passed by Council Regulating Sale and Use of Fireworks Meets with Popular Approval. The People Are Now Looking For ward to Its Rigid Enforce ment. Aldermen Award City Hall Contract to Baltimore Firm, Which Was the Lowest Bidder. New Ordinance Directed Against Ticket Scalp ing Is Introduced and Referred to Judiciary Committee. The Two-Platoon Ordinance for the Fire De partment Again Bobbed Up Monday Night. Chicago's City Council put Itself on record for a sane Fourth of July Mon day night by the unanimous passage of an ordinance regulating the salo and tiM of fireworks. The people of Chicago heartily en dorse tills action by the aldermen and now await with much enjoyment the rigid enforcement of thu new laws, that promise to do away with the bar barous revels Indulged lu on tho na tion's birthday, which cause so much damage and Injury. Thu day should be celebrated lu u milliner befitting the commemoration of the Independence of our great republic, Instead of Mug given over to the wanton enjoyment of hoodlums and degene rates. One ordinance prohibits tho use of any toy pistol, the llrlng of any gun, explosive cane, any dynamite cracker or any firecracker more than two und one-half Inches lu length. The other prohibits the salo of ilrecrackers more than two and one-half Inches lu length, dynamite firecrackers of any iliscrlptlon, torpedoes moru than three fourths of an Inch In diameter ami explosive canes. Tho ordinance relating to the dis charge of fireworks provides that any person violating its provisions shall be subject to a penalty of not less than $."i nor more than $-00. The measure regulating tho salo of fireworks re quires that each dealer shall procure lor a fee of $10 a city license prior to Juno 15 of each year, promising to obey the ordinance, und tho Mayor Is given the right to revoke all such li censes If hu is satlsllcd that any viola tion has been committed. No llreworks may bo kept within Iho lire limits of tho city, outside of a llreproof vault, for a period of more than fifteen days prior to and Includ ing July -I. Tho penalty for violation of tho ordinance, aside from revocation of the license, is a lino of $50 to SiJoO for each offense. A further provision is that no fireworks shall bo exposed for sale where paints or oils aro manu factured, In carpenter shops, drug stores or lu buildings where kerosene, petroleum, oils or explosive sebstnuces are stored. Tho council awarded tho contract for building the now City Hall to the Noel Company, of Baltimore. The work will cost ?a,,Jl)5,000 and tho bond for u faithful execution of tho terms of thu contract, to bo Died beforo December H, Is $1,110,000. Although at last week's session there was considerable feeling among tho aldermen against tho Balti more llriu, at Monday's meet lug there was llttlo opposition to It and tho voto awarding it to that firm was sixty to six. Alderman Cough lit bitterly opposed tho awarding of tho contract for building tho City Hall to an outsider on tho ground of home rule and tho Interests of labor. But the Baltimore company having bid nearly $150,000 lower than tho lowest Chicago bidder tho majority of the DEFEAT city fathers decided that what tho people desired most was to save money on the Job and so gave It to the lowest bidder. Alderman Snow presented nu ordl nance creating tho position of second nssMnnt deputy commissioner of pub lic works. Tim title s desired for Kimball Valentine, who now holds tho Job. A new ordinance directed against ticket scalping was Introduced by Ald erman Britten nail referred to tho Judiciary committee. It Is designed to take the place of thu present nut! scalping ordinance, which has proved Ineffective, and provides that It shall be unlawful for any person, ilrm or corporation, broker, speculator or scalper or any agent of their represen tatives to sell tickets of admission to any place of amusement for it sum lu excess of the price stipulated upon tho tickets. A flue of $5 to $L'00 for each offense Is provided. Alderman Powers presented ordi nances for twenty-two switch tracks with the Chicago ami Alton Hallway as the beneficiary. They went to tho streets and alleys West without com ment. Privately tho alderman explain ed that the road contemplates tho con struction of u $:,000,000 freight ter minal, which will bo usul by several other roads, lie said that It will bo located south of Vau Huron street and west of Canal street and probably will necessitate the vacation of several streets and alleys. Thu ordinances pro vide that twelve of tho tracks shall cross Mather street, six shall cross Ellsworth street and four Sebor street. Chairman Egan reported to the coun cil ordinances vacating a number of streets ami alleys for the new West Side depot of tho Chicago and North western Railroad. Alderman Fisher stirred up n lively discussion lu presenting a resolution prohibiting tho Issues of any more tem porary permits for tho laying of rail way tracks of any kind. Ho asked that no construction In public thor oughfares be permitted without an ordl-j-aneo of thu council. Tho resolution was referred to tho Judiciary commit, tee. Mayor Busso presented n communi cation, from Aldls & Co., asking that tiio city consider tho advisability of changing the street grade In tho down town district. Thu laying of tho now tracks for tho street car Hues shows that Chicago has been sinking so that the street, sidewalks and building ,m several Inches below olllelal grade. Alderman Dunn had passed nu ordi nance providing that licensed auction, eers can chango their place of busi ness only oueo a year. Tho two-platoon idea for tho flro de partment niado Its annual reappear ance. Alderman Evans presented tho necessary ordinance, which was ro. ferred to tho llnaneo committee. Tho estimate on tho appropriations for tho year prepared by tho Special I i.iti Hli'.Li!l L 4.fei