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3V-&&: M entered SmoimI Class Matter Ootsber II, 1889, at the Pott Offke at Chleale, llllnali, under Aet at March 3rd, 1879 "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' Entered aa leeend Claaa Matter Ooteher 11,1889, at the Pet. Office at ChMwle, Illinois, under Aet of March 3rd, 1979 f I I 7 w- ZJl"l. vi I A ft' ff M W 1 Mr :H -It i TWENTIETH YEAR, ALDERMEN ARE RIGHT. Local Regulation of Autos Only Way to End Incompetent and Reckless Driving. Council Unanimously Passes Reso lution Declaring for Amendment of the State Statute. Through Compromise Reached Monday Oak Park Elevated Will Raise Its Tracks in Austin. Prominent Chicagoans Behind Move to Make Robey Street the Main West Side Thoroughfare. Two Ordinances to Amend Present Fire-Arm Laws Are Presented, to Council and Are Referred. I)cnl regulation of uutomblles was demanded by the nldormcn at tlie incut lug of tlio city council Monday night, through tho unanimous pannage of a resolution by Alderman Thompson de claring that stato control had lHeu u failure and demanding that the law lie so umended that tho city would have tho right to examine Into the quullllcu tlons ot thoso who operate cars within the city uh well as to make general reg ulations for tho trufllc. Tho necessity for such a move, It Is declared, arises from the largely Increased uumler of accidents which have been attributed to reckless or Ineoinpctrnt drivers. Itecords show, It was stated, that flf teen persons were killed and !XU were Injured during the Hint eleven months of 1107. Tho figures fur tho corres ponding period of 1P08 are twenty kill ed and ."ll!" Injured. The grand Jury of last May called attention to the sit uation at that time and declared that many of the accidents were jsisslhle for tho reason that tho city has been deprived of the projier pollco (rawer over motorists. It was for tho purpose of obtaining n restoration of this pollco (tower that tho council acted Monday night. Tho law now penults anyono who will pay $2 for a stato license to operate an au tomobile, regardless of his lack of knowledge or of experience In running a car. Tho .council directed Its com mlttco on legislation . to prepare an amendment to tho stale law which will give to cities tho power of Imposing restrictions and regulations. Tho Chi cago Automobllo Club Is said to favor such n move. Flovntlon of tho Austin tracks of the Chicago & Oak Park railroad was fore cast when Alderman Foreman asked that tho order for track elevation of tho roail bo sent back to thu local transportation committee, of which ho Is chairman. It Is understood that Clarence A. Knight, president and gen eral counsel of tho road, will eomo be tore the committee this week and agree to the elevation without all of tho re turn concessions ho demanded. l'laus to mako Itobey street tako the place of Ilalsted street as the main West Side thoroughfare from north to south assumed h1iiik In an order di recting the board of local Improve ments to Institute proceedings to re move obst ructions, widen tho street In certain places and acquire other parts which lmvo not heretofore been for mally dedicated. An association has been formed to aid tho city olllelals lit this project. Judgo C. C. Kohlsaat Is president and other olllcers nro Oeorgo Ileldler, John V. Snutlskl, Vied M. mount, Andrew .7. (iruhoni, Itoger a Sullivan, Daniel A. Campbell, Charles W. Vnll, Judgo Jesso Holdout and Toter ltelnbcrg. It Is planned to open up tho street from Balmoral avenue In Lnko View to Klghty-sovcnth street on tho South Sldo, Alderman Focll presented two ordi nances to amend tho present firearm ordinances requiring registration of all weapons kept within tho city and li censing nil dealers. Tho purport of tho amendments Is to mako tho ordinances conform to n recent decision of Judgo Barnes by making doalors responsible for selling to rcputablo cltlzeus only,) NO. 16 These amendments were referred to the Judiciary committee. ' Italian marble will lie nso.1 in ttm Jiow City Kail Instead of the domestic proiiuer. The Cornell awarded' the contract to the John Plereo Company in, iin iiki or f-ti i.mni lu accordance with the recommendation of the com- mlttif mi public buildings. Tho i - tract for refrigerators was given to the Curhondnle Miietilnery Company for .?tl,t7.", the pneumatic tube contract went lo the fulled Store Service and Tube Company for $I.7I.., and the fur naces and grates to the (Ireen Knuln. coring Company for ifd.'JIO. All bids for iiiai ami machinery wero rejected, and Coiiimlssloiier llaiiberg authorized to nrt for new oiV4r. The con'tracts amount to about $12,000. Forty street lltishers were ordered purchased to take the ulaee of swooners on asphalt streets. The committee on slate legislation has ordered Assistant Corporation Counsel Hayes to prepare a bill, which the committee Intends to have present ed to the (tenoral Assembly, which will make It a felony to carry concealed weapons. It Is also proposed to In crease the penalties for carr.vlni slnni?. shots and brass knuckles. The bill will grant power to mayors to Issue permits to reputable citizens to carry woopons for the purpose of personal protection. Alderman McCotd hud referred to the Judiciary committee an ordinance providing a penalty1 for tho misuse of city license tugs. The same committee will consider an ordinance of Alderman I Mum prohobltlng the selling of coal, except by weight, and an ordinance re quiring the name of the milk seller to be placed Indelibly upon" all bottles. A petlll if the Lincoln Park Coin- lulssloners for the vacation of Harden street lu Stanton Park was sent to tho conunlltee on streets and alleys north. Hyde rail; boulevard between Droxel boulevard and Fast F.nd nvenuo nml the latter street south of filth street was turned over to the South Parle Commissioners foi boulevard purposes. AIillilelp.il Judge 1' I r's i aces on Council committees were tilled bv the council iiniulimtlug committee, Alder man Tlusman was placed on the Ju diciary committee. Alderman Novak on the license committee, Alderman Zlm nier on the streets ami alleys west, and Alderuidii llardlnf on the social as setwmcut committee. 'John F. Smulskl was unanimously reelected president of tho West Park Hoard at tho annual meeting Tuesday, Mr. Smulskl was' not present. Addison K. Wells said that It was tho belief that Sir. Smulskl would not decline to sorvo desplto his unreserved declara tion of the day beforo that his affairs would prevent him from neceptlng an other term. All other ofllcora wero ro-elocted nn nnlmously, Wllllnm C. Eggort, auditor of tho board, opened tho nomnntlons, having been chosen in tho absence of Sir. Smulskl to preside. .Sir. Smulskl's nnino was Immediately put In nomina tion by Addison O. Wells, who said that tho other members of tho board woro of tho opinion that Mr, Smulskl would sorvo if chosen. Joseph A. O'Donncll seconded tho nomination, saying that ho had not un CHICAGO. 8ATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1909. Whose derstood It to bo Sir. Smulskl's purpose to resign from tho board, but only to withdraw from the burdens of the pres idency. "Sir. Smulskl has done admirable work as president of the board," ho said, "and ll Is my opinion that wo cunjll dlsponso with his services. .Many public Improvement organizations have expressed their desire to lmvo him con tlutio his presidency and I believe that wo should re-elect him. I lmvo talked with other members of the board and they seem to feel that ho should be chosen and that ho will consent to servo If elected." A roll .call was not deemed necessary. The secretary, Oeorgo A. 'Slugler. was Instructed to cast one ballot for Sir. Smulskl. Tho other olllcers elected were : Vleo-Presldent Addison 13. Wells. Secretary Oeorgo A. Slugler. Treasurer Ileruard A. Kckharl. Auditor William C. Kggert. An executive session, which lasted an hour, preceded tho meeting, mid It Is believed that the matter of tho pros Ideney was thrashed out at that time. Tho boa ril by unanimous consent postponed tho naming of apiralntlvo olllcers until a future meeting to be called at tho president's convenience. Tho matter of salaries was referred to the finance committee, of which the president Is chairman. Tho annolntlve olllcers Includo Jens Jensen, general i superintendent; Ileujamln F. Itlchol son, attorney ; A. C. Sehrnder, engineer, nnd Frank P. Tyrrell, captain of pollco. and when Sir. Wells was nsked nbout It ho said that ho would llko to see Sir. Jensen remain and that ho knew or little friction. Tho secretary's report for tho year shows that the disbursements amount ed to $l,.r:i.'l201..17, ns against receipts of only .? I,. 100,10:1.71'. There was a cosh balance on Jan. 1, 1008, of $2:1!).. S20.in, however, nnd tho new year Is begun with a balanco of $ifMin.nn. Tho disbursements for small parks amounted, during tho samo period, to ?178,110.41. Tho receipts niuotinted to only $8,8.11.08, but n bnlaneo from tho preceding year of ?502,a00.22 lenves still on hand $12:1,0.13.70. Slayor Busso has asked tho co-operation of tho city council with tho special commission In celebrating tho centen nial anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, during tho week of Feb. 7 to M. Tho mayor In n messago to tho coun cil Monday night stnted that ho had been requested by tho commlttco of ono hundred, of which William J. Cal houn Is president, nnd Colonel Nathan MncChesney Is secretary, to notify tho aldermen. Ho says: "This commltce, which was appoint ed by mo under authority given by your honorablo body, Is making compro hcnslvo plans for tho flMuncmoratlon by menus of public gatherings, ad- ALBERT U. HOPKINS, Reflection at United 8tatet Senator Is dresses and other demonstrations of Lincoln's character, sacrlllco mid serv ice to tho republic. In pursuuneo of this plan, tho week of Feb. 7 to II, 11HI0, has been designated and pro claimed as Lincoln Centennial week. "In addition to certain largo public gatherings lu tho central pint of the city, It Is Intended to huvo as many gatherings as possible throughout tho city, lu school ami neighborhood balls, so that the high purpose of the entire undertaking of Llmolu Centennial week as a whole may bo brought close to all tho people." Tho opios!tlon to Senator Albert .7. Hopkins', whatever there Is of It, will melt Into nothingness when the ballot lug for United States Senator begins. He Is a sure winner and tho best part of It all Is that ho deserves to win. Tho Illinois Stato Ilrewers Associa tion has elected tho following olllcers for tho ensuing year: Kriicst Fccker, Jr., Danville, presi dent. Oeorgo Helsch, Sprluglleld, llrst vice-president. F.dwnrd C. Lelsy, Peoria, second vice-president. Joseph Theurer, Chicago, treasurer. William L. Iloerber, Chicago, secre tary. Charles J. Vopleka, Chicago; Chris tian Hoimlng, Slendota; Oeorgo W. Flelg, illellovlllo; Frank Shluudeinan, Decatur; II. F. Plepenbrlnk, Juliet, trustees. An Increase of 1," per cent lu the rev enue of the building department lu 11RM Is shown lu tho report Just pre pared by .Murdoch Campbell, building commissioner. For the tliht time In Its history the receipts of tho department wero more than sulllclent to (my Its expenses. TJio receipts for 1008 wero $t:!0,2l7, while for the preceding year they wero li:i,082. In 1008 the re ceipts exceeded tho cxpeiuflturcs by tf 1,200. A new charter for Chicago will be asked from the prcfcut session of (ho Legislature. Alderman Sllllon J. Foreman de clared Wednesday that as strenuous a battle will bo made for tho new measure as was mado for tho proposed charter of 1007. Tho draft of tho char ter aet has been completed and Is now lu tho hands of tho printer. It will bo submitted to tho full charter conven tion Jan. 21, and If ucccptutflo to that body, will bo curried to Sprluglleld tho following week, to bo Introduced si multaneously in tho Shinto and House. If you have any suggestions to make about the uew charter you cau send them In to any of the following named - TWELVE PAQE8. Assured. persons, who make up tho charter eon reatios : ' Stilton J. Foreman, It. R. SlcCormlck, Joseph Ilndcuoch, John V. McGoorty, William II. Dnkcr.SI. L. SIcKluley, Walter B. Deebe, Chns. E. Slerrlam, Albert W. nellfusMV. It. Mlchaells, Frank I. Ilennett, Theodore Oelino, X. P. ItroMeau, Jos. A. O'Dounoll, Win. M. Drown, John E. Owens, Illchurd E. Uurke.O. W. Paullln, Thomas Carey, It. K. Pendarvls, Chester W. Church.Louls F. Post, II. F. Clettonberg, John Powers, Owrge E. Cole, Edward J. Kalney, Daniel F. Crllly. Walter J. Itaynter, William B. Dover, Alex. II. Revolt, George W. Dixon, Lmvla Rlnnker, ThooiM J. Dixon, Km II W. Rltter, B. A. Eekbnrt, Raymond Robins, John W. Bckbart, Lesslng Rosenthal, Henry F. Eldnranu.C. O. Setuneas, F. E. Erlckson, D. E. Sbunahnn, Walter L. Fisher, John G. Hhedd. F. !!. GAnsbergoii, Frank L. Shepard, Andrew J. Grahaui.Johu F. Smulskl, I. T. Greenncre, Bernard W. Snow, John Guerln, Bernard E. Sunny, Joseph F. Hans, George n. flwlft, C.'H. Harrison, Graham Taylor, John W. Hill, Geo. J. Thompson, Frank G. Hoyne, Clms. J. Vopleka, Thos. SI. Hunter, Edwin K. Walker, W. Clyde Jones, Charles Wemo, Jas. M. Klttlcman.ll. A. White, Bryan Lathron, D. R. Wllklns, James J, Llnchnu, John P. Wilson, Carl Lundbcrg, Edward C. Young, T. C. MaeSIIllan, Michuel Zlmmer. Chits. E. Slerrlam, A number of good men aro already talked of lo tako Slack's plnco on tho Democratic Judicial ticket. Among them are: Adolf Km us, Philip Stein, Slgmund Zolsler. Adams A. Goodrich, William A. Doyle, William II. llnnuiin, 1ouIh Levy, Oriinvlllo W. Browning, George A. Truths William P. Black, Robert Redlleld, John II. Owens, Joseph A. O'Dounoll, James Hamilton Lewis. Charles A. SIcDonald. W. D. 'Slunhnll. John P. SIcfloorty. Cyril It. Jnndus. Edgar B. Tolumn. At a meeting of tho directors of tho Chicago Public Library Slondoy night tho annual budget for tho mnliitcnauco of tho library for 1000 was made, tho total amouiit being $500,000, A now charter with personal liberty and homo rule planks In it is what tho pcoplo of Chicago want. S7i"c8K NEW BANK OFFICERS. Chicago's Great Financial Institutions Held Their Annual Election of Officers on Tuesday. Very Few Changes Made from the Roster of Last Year. Solid Men at the Head of Solid Concerns Give Assurance of Business Stability. List of the Officers Elected in Some of the More Important of Them. A Roll of Substantial Men of Which the City of Chicago May Well Be Proud. Among the few channel nmtle at Tuesday's bank elections, the niiwt Im portant was in the Union Trim Com pany, where Sir. (icorgc si. Wilson, for mer cashier, was elected second vice president of the bank, !'. P. Sehrelber, former assistant cinhler, succeeds Sir. Wilson. The election of olllcers lu the princi pal buiiUs resulted as follows: IIIImtiiIiiii Blinking Association President. J. V. Clarke; vice-presidents, D. It. LewN. l. lj. Clarke. William A. Heath and IniN B. Clarke; cashier, John W. Slaegeiigh ; assistant cashiers, T. A. Illgdou and J. P. i:. Slurphy ; sec retary, rrederlck S. llebard; illnvtors, Charles s. .Spalding. 1). V, Hail well, D. It. Lewis. L. B. Clarke. J. V. Clarke, W. A. Heath. Kinney .Smith, Hempstead Wushburne, Adolph Kurz, W. A. '111 lvn. II. B. Clin I;e. Julius Kcsslcr and It. II. SIcKlueo. Illinois Trust and Savings Bank President. John J. .Mitchell ; vlce-presl-ilenls. W. II. Mitchell. I. T. Haskell. Chauncey Keep and Henry A. Blair; cashier. B. SI. Chutlell ; assistant cash iers, .1. I. CooH'i T. 1. Cooper, D. S. Liiymiiu ami John W. Knight ; secretary. W. II. Ilenkle; assist ant secretary. V. SI. Sills; direct ors. Chauncey Keep, W. II. Slllchell. J. Ituxscll Jones. John (!. Shedtl, V. T. Haskell, C. II. Hulbiird, J. C. Hulehtns, Clarence Buckingham, J. J, .Mitchell ami Henry A. Blnlr. Bank of the Itepublle President. John A. Lynch; vlce-uehlent. W. T. I'eiitou; cashier. It. SI. SleKlnney; as- slstant cashiers, Thomas Jnuseii, .lames M. Hurst, William B. Lavlnla and W. II. Hurley; directors, John A. Lynch, Charles ll. Conover. Churlcs It. Crane. John V. 1'urwoll. .7. II. (ireenhut, 11. W. Ilelnrlchs. Itollln A. Keyes, Uoliert .Mather. John It. Slorrou, Henry Slogel, Louis P. Swift, Trunk J'. Vogel mid W. T. I'Viitou, Northwestern Trust and Savings President, John l Smulskl ; vice-presidents. Walter J, ltaymer ami John A. Probls; i-.ishler, T. SI. llellnskl- direct, ors. John 1'. Smulskl. T. SI. Ilellnskl, John A. Probls, Walter J. ltaymer, Ju lius 1'. Sinletanke, A. J. Kowalskl, Her man Sloluer. Slnrlan Durskl ami Jostph Koreiilewsltl, 1'nlon Trust Company President !'. II. ItiiWMiu; vice-presidents, 1". L. Will; mid (!. SI. Wilson; cashier, 1". P. Sehrelber; assistant cashier, Charles P. Kenning; secretary. It. F. Chnpln: di rectors. Darius Sillier, (leorgo i:. Slur cey, P. L- Will;, F. H. Itawson, ,7. Frank Lawrence. Ilenrx A. Blair mid James Louglcy. Continental Xallouiil President, Ueorgo SI. lleyuolds; vice-president, Alexander lloberlson; cashier, William (!, Schroeder; assistant cashiers. Benja min S. Slayer, Heriiian Wahleck, F. II. I'lmniv, Wllher I lattery mid .7. It. Washburn; directors, John C. Black, elialrmau; J. Ogilen Armour, Albert J. Farllng, Henry llotsford, B. A. Kckhurt, William C. Sel)p. IMward nines, Frank milliard, F. F. Weyerhaeuser, Samuel Sleltoberls mid fleorgo SI. Iteynolds, Corn F.xeluuge Directors, Charles ll. Wacker, Slnrtlu A. Ityersou, Chaun cey J. Blair, IMward B. Butler, Charles II, Hulhurd, Clarence Buckingham, Ben. Jiiinlu Carpenter, Isaac (I. Lombard, Watson F. Blair, IMwIu (I. Foreman, Charles L. iiut'&lusou, Flwnrd A. WHOLE NUMBER 1,005 Shedd. Frederick W. Crosby ami Lrnest A. Ilamlll. Drovers' Deposit Presltlent, It. T. Forbes; vice-president. William A. TIN tleii; cashier, Oeorgo 51. Benedict; as sistant cashier. John Fletcher; auditor, J. C. .Morrison; directors, Kdwuril Til den. 51. F. Itlttenliouse. William A. Tllden, It. T. Forbes and L. II. Patter son, Fort Dearborn President. Wllllnm A. Tllden ; vice-president, Nelson x. Liiuipert; cashier, Henry It. Kent; as slstant cashiers. Chillies Fernahl ami Colin S. Campbell; director, John A. King. Walter S. Bogle. Charles A. Phi mondoii. Charles W. Hinckley, John C. Feter. D. IMwIn Dart well, Calvin II. Hill. 'Illehard Fltzgerahl. Kayinoml W. Stevens. C. A. Blckett. William A. Til den, NeKoit N. Lninpert and Henry It. Kent. Slate Bank of Chicago President. II. A. Haiigaii: vice-presidents. L. A. (SimI tlaril and John ft, Llndgren; cashier, Henry s. Henschen; assistant cashiers, Frank I. Packard and Henry A. Hun gun; secretary. Samuel K. Knecht; as sistant secretary. William C. Sillier- .it. rectors, David N. Barker. J. j. Dan. Cal vin Durand. Theodore Freeman, L. A. loddaiil, 11. A. Iliiiigaii. John It. Mini. uren. Thomas Slurdocl;, William A. Pet erson, (ioorgo II. Itlckords and .Moses ,T. Went worth. ' eiclal National Hank Direct ors. Franklin SlueVcigh. Win. .7. Chal niers. Itobert T. Lincoln, F. II. (Jury, Darius Sillier, Charles F. Sp.ildln'g, William V. Kelley. Itobert II. SleFlwee, Alexander F. Banks, II. P. Hussell, Al fred Cowles, Joseph T. Tulbert, Itulpli Van Ycfhtcii and leorgo F. ltoberls. Tho Board of Flection Commission ers Wednesday Issued the memoranda, lor the primary election of ivi. :i, lo l ' candidates for City Clerk nnd city Treasurer and for ono Ahlerinan from each of tho thirty-live wardsninl one Alderman lu tho Twelfth Ward to Mil the vacancy caused by the resigna tion of .Municipal Judgo Fhllr. Petitions of candidates for any of these olllces must be tiled with tho Board of Flection Commissioners on any date between Jan. 1'." nnd Feb. S, and must contain the names of at least one-half of l per cent of tho highest vote cast lu that particular po llllcal subdivision for a candldato of his party at tho November election, United Stales Senator Albert J. Hop kins Introduced In tho Senate on Tues day a bill amending tho Spaoucr act relating to tho construction of tho Pan ama canal by Increasing tho amount of money which may bo expended upon that project from $i:w,000,000 to S500, 000,000. Tho attention of tho Senator was called to tho necessity for legislation by tho Sonato commlttco on appropria tions, which has found that tho o.on tllturcs for n canal already nggrcgato ? 170,000,000, or $11,000,000 more than tho original limit. This Includes, how over tho ?IO,000,000 paid tho French Canal Company for tho canal at tho outset. Senator Hopkins said ho did not nn tlelputo tho completed canal would cost tho government moro than ?:i."i01000,000, but preferred to Icavo n wide margin t, r" r ,t U.-W 4i i&ttjttlf'jpt -'MSl.