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' 'if-f ' "!( ftrr rij' " '"-fjH - -? -.' tv--J -',., - fSA Cstere m teeetMl Clau Matter Oeteker II. IM. at tin Post Hlee at CMesie, Hltaets, unser Aet af Marah 3r, 1879 INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' entered aa Orllaaat Ctaaa Mattar Oetefeer 11,1119, at Ma Paat , NHnaw, snser Aat af More 3r4, M7t TWENTIETH YEAR, NO. 17. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1909.-TWELVE PAGES. "tfotttf WHOLE NUMBER 1,04)6 vasaMBIl BUSSES GOOD WORK. Me Is Giving Chicago the Best Admin istration She Has Had in Her History. It Is Strong and Clean in Every Department and Is Accom- ,.,, plishing Much. His Sole Aim Is to Give the City an Honest, Progressive and Constructive Administration. Subwayi, Outer Harbor and Boulevard Link Some of the Principal Projects for the Future. Good Work of the Administration Is Praised by All Classes of Citizens. Tlmt Mayor Fred A. Ilusso 1h giving Chicago the bent administration 'she lias over hud Ih hclug manifested on till SldCH. Mayor Busse himself Ih working heart and soul to make Chicago tho great city hIic Ih dent hied for. Every net of his Ih for the betterment of our city. He has In IiIh olllelal family, IiIm cabi net, men with honest and able records, -who are devoting nil their time to help the Mayor enrry out his aim of giving tho peoplo of Chicago the cleanest, most progressive and most constructive administration they lmvo ever had. Ono need only point to a few of the many henelltH and project now tinder way under tho Busse administration. Tnko the subway project, which Ih tho Idea of tho iMayor himself. Ex ports for tho city are working every day on this great work, which means .so much to the future of Chicago. Tnko' thoVcondltlon of our streets. 'They are cleaner to-day thnn thoy over were, and, furthermore, they nro kept clean. Mayor Busso's harltor commission Is hard nt work on n plan which, when Adopted, will onco more placo Chica go In lior rightful place, tho largest port on tho great lakes. It Is Mayor Busso's ndmlnlstrntlon that Is going to glvo tho city a boule vard link, something badly needed, and which will help mako Chicago tho .beautiful city she was Intended to be. Tho employes of tho city do moro vork to-day than thoy ever did. thanks to Chlcngo's progressive May or. Ills orders to tho effect that there was to bo no more soldiering lmvo lieen strictly adhered to, with tho re sult that moro business Is accomplish ed In tho City Hall to-day than over was accomplished In Its history. . Tho Mayor's office nt nny time Is no sinecure, but Mr. Busso Is not only meeting tho dnlly tasks of tho position and accomplishing them with credit, luit ho has tho courage to grapplo with problems that deal with tho future and which will mako our city ono of tho greatest and most beautiful In tho world. David R. Forgan, President of tho Rational City Bank, voiced tho sent I wonts of tho business men of Chicago on Monday at a meting of the Associa tion of Commerce, which was called to discuss tho project of n "bureau of public service efficiency," ns In force In Now York. Mr. Forgan said: "With Mr. Armstrong I think I rep resent tho feeling of tho executive com mltteo of the Association of Commerce In this matter. In tho first place tho Association can see no analogy between Now York and Chicago. New York's annual Interest on Its Indebtedness Is more than Chicago ever 1ms paid In Interest. - "In tho second place, wo don't bo Hove thero Is much waste or stealing In Chicago, because thero Isn't much to steal or waste. Wo bellovo tho ap propriations nro much too small now. Thoy nro gone over uy sucn weu ub Chairman Bennett of tho flnnnco com mittee and Controller Wilson, and trimmed down until thero Isn't much left for a pilferer. I don't mean to soy thing do not exist that' we Being wouldn't tolerate In our own business, but wo don't believe such an organiza tion us this would succeed. "Also we are Inclined to bellovo tho present administration the best tho city has had in the memory of any man living. It has done a great many strong, vigorous things, and it ought to have u chance to carry out its plans." The delay of tho iHtlltlcal county committees In sending In their lists of names for Judges and clerks of elec tion threatens to embarrass tho elec tion commissioners In overhauling tho lists of officials who worked so badly at the last primaries. Chief Cleric Isaac Powell reports that up to date neither tho Democratic nor Republican committees had made their selections. In round numbers thero aro 0,500 of these Judges and clerks to bo annotated. Ilu order to revlso the party lists It Is necessary to lmvo them early If any thing like a valuable Investigation of them can be had. As It was the party committees who npiolutcd ' tho old officials, thero Is no gun ran too tho com mittees will mako any improvement In picking out their successors. But If the committee lists aro delayed until the last moment thero will be little elso for the commission to do than follow their new lists. Recommendations for Improvement of servieo nt Dunning Institutions were submitted to President Busso of tho County Board by the citizen members of the special committee that In vest I gated tho Insane asylum a few mouths ago. Tho recommendations provide for tho creation of a position to bo known ns "chief of staff," an increase in tho sal ary of the different Internes fsom $100 Ui $Hflo a year, and an Increase, of ten In tho number of attendants. February Slid will bo primary elec tion day for candidates for Aldermen, City Treasurer and City Clork. Re- memtKT tho date, and don't forget that you have a vote. PollslKVmerlcan business and profes sional men of Chicago who aro dtopub 1 leans met Wednesday night at tho Great Northern hotel anil formed n committee of 200 for tho purposo of Interesting and encouraging tho Polish spenklug citizens in politics. Plans were formulated to unro unon the Cook county olltclals tho need of Polish siteakliig attendants' and nurses nt tho county Institutions and n Judi cious distribution of patronage among Polish speaking Americans In thoso wards where tho Polish-American cltl zciis predominate. , Btrnneo. but wo didn't notice any tears shed at tho announcement of Linn Young that he was serving bis last term In tho Council. tScxt Monday is tho first day In which petitions for aldormanlc nomina tion can be filed. Feb., 8 is the last. As tho candidate who flies ,hls petition first goes to the head of the primary, ballot It la expected that most of the asplranta will have their papera la tha . Hist day, although the lively scramble which marked Ming day in the case of the county ticket last summer Is -hardly looked for. The more Congress maligns President Jtoosevolt tho better the people like him. Fred M. Blount, who has been for many years ono of the active leaders of the Itepubllcau party In Cook County, severed his connection with tho County Committee on Monday night, when tho Twentieth Ward Hcpnbllcan Club met and accepted his resignation offered several weeks ago us iltcpubllcnu com mitteeman from that ward. Homer K. Qalpln, clork of tho Municipal Court, was elected ns Mr. Blount's successor on tho Hepublicnn County Committee. "Monday night's meeting was tho llrst called since 'Mr. Blount's resignation was presented," declared Committee man Onlpln. "The resignation was ac cepted and the club chose mo commit teeman. Mr. Blount has explained that he lias too much business of his own to permit him to retain tho committee ship. Besides, while ho keeps his homo nt 104 Itobey street, ho passes only ono or two nights n month there, living tho rest of tho time at his place lu When ton." A number of good men aro already talked of to tako Mack's place on tho Democratic Judicial ticket. Among them nro : Adolf Kraus, Philip Stein, Blgmund Kelsler, Adams A. Goodrich, , William A. Doyle, William II,. Baruum, TjuIb liovy, Granvlllo W. Browning, , George A. Trade, William P. Black, Bobert Bedtleld, John K. Owens, Joseph A. O'Donncll, James Hamilton Lewis. Charles A. McDonald. W. D. 'Munlmll. John P. McGoorty. Cyril B. Jandus. Edgar B. Tolmnn. Tho Soclnllst party has nominated W. E3. Bodrlguez for city treasurer and iA. W. Maueo for city clerk. Tho plat form has been submitted to tho execu tlvo committee. Tho uual number of hungry and grasping job hunters are out for the City Council this year, and, as usual, tho people will put them where they belong In tho political discard pile. 1 The commltteo ofTbe "First Ward All J Party Primary Club" called on the BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB-BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBfek. .BbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbV BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsSJsBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBhcBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBHl'- JeflHeliiaasssssssssssssmKViHilB ISW AbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbT 4Mfjfc "isfliBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBm. W ffl BbBBBBBBBBBBBbV it .W ' il.H Ft M Lbbbbbbbbbbbbh . ." ''i' ..bbbbbbbbbI V- si bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbV 'sv''LflLH fes n bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbwi mjKHBm t M$mKKtvv!llm JmJ mm, ' WSr WMm, WTm--WMwB4mm IESiflBilHLVBiHLHHLHHHHylti ALEXANDER H. REVELL, Leader in the Business, Political and Social World of Chicago. election commissioners Wednesday morning and asked leave to present a list of names of men whom It cousld eied lit itersous to net us Judges and clerks of election. The commissioners replied they wanted all the names they could get. Alderman Fred A. Britten of tho Twenty-third Ward wants voting ma chines Introduced Immediately and has announced that he will Introduce u resolution nt the next session of tho council directing the commissioner of public works to get prices. United States Senator Albert J. Hop- klus Is an able, honest and courageous representative of the people. lhenJoys the conlldenco and highest esteem of all Illluolsaus. Why doesn't Uncle Sam go after the Beef Trust? Why were not all the facta about thla awful trust given to the public? Te secret of the fanoua chapter Are of the Garfield report oa the beef trust la revealed. Chapter five waa held In reserve or "suppress ed" on orders of the "man higher up," and relates to and discusses these three propositions, and only these three: First What was the cause In March, 1004, and about, that time for the un usually largo margin between the price of cattlo and dressed beef for market? Second Was that wide margin the result of a combination by the packers lu violation of the Sherman law? Third Was the Injunction against tho packers being then violated? All of these questions are answered affirmatively In chapter S of the re port of Mr. Garfield. The facts on which be arrived at his conclusions wero not furnished by tho beef pack era but on suggestions to witnesses, etc., furnished by Representative Mar tin of South Dakota. Chapter 5 waa held in reserve be cause the case against the packers had been decided upon, and If tho chapter had been knowu to Congress the pack ers would have known the complete re sult of the Garfield investigation undar the resolution of Representative Mar tin which waa passed by the House In January, 1004. In his resolution Representative Martin asked that Garfield determine if the wide difference between the price of cattle and dreaaed beef proved a violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. According to the resolution Mr. Gar field, if he found auch Violation, was to report on the capitalisation of the packers' combine, their organisation, profits, etc, Mr. Garfield DID REPORT on this latter phase of the resolution, and it la to be found in his report This fact lis stated merely as corroborating tho statement that Garfield found that tho Illegal combination existed. It is not generally known that Rep resentative Martin, who introduced tho beef trust resolution on which Garfield reported, saw Mr. Garfield many times after the passago of the resolution and furnished tho Department of Commerco and Labor with facts and the names of witnesses. Mr. Martin in fact saw Mr. Garfield only a short time ago, Thoro is very llttlo surprise express ed here that chapter S of tho Garfield report waa withheld from publication. It can bo stated, however, that thero should have been not tho slightest Im propriety in handing it to tho Attorney General for use in the case against tho packers. Representative Martin would not and did not furnish to Mr. Garfield tho names of any. of the beef packers. Mr. Martin mentioned, as ono witness for instance, a man who sold a carload of cattle In Chicago one day and had the good sense to wait and see what be camo of It. He found that tho cattlo wero divided among seven concerns that night, although there was only one bid for tho cattle that day. Thla, was a violation of tho Injunction then sup posed to be In force, and It Is known that there were other witnesses and ample witnesses to prove the violation. It can be stated on authority that chapter R of the Garfield report is not to remain unpublished. It will, how ever, not be sent to Congress until the conclusion of the cases against the beef trust. A now charter with porsonnl liberty and homo rulo planks In it Is what tho peoplo of Chicago want. The failure of uie uovernment to proceed against the Beet Trust crimi nally under the Supreme Court deci sion of March 12, 1000, the open defi ance by the Beef Trust of the United States Supreme Court and the perma nent Injunction granted against this awful trust by the Supreme tribunal January SO, 1005; the daring viola tions of the Anti-Trust Law by the Beef Trust nil theso aud moro nro thoughts uppermost in tho mltids of the peoplo nt present. Chicago is for porsonnl liberty first, Inst and nil tho time, and tho quicker tho cloth galtcrcd, notorloty seeking reformers find It out tho better for them. The Beef Trust must be punished. Get after tho Beef Trust, Undo Sam, and stay after It! Tho brazen dellanco of tho United States Supreme Court by tho Beef Trust Is becoming n popular topic in all public discussions. THAT NEW CHARTER. Home Rule, Personal Liberty and Just Taxation, to Be Principal Planks Chairman Foreman, of Charter Con vention, Calls Meeting of Mem bers for Next Friday. Will Be Presented the Present Session of the Legislature. The People of Chicago Are for Penonal Liberty First, Last and All the Time, and Won't Stand for Any Charter Drawn Up to Suit Notoriety-Seeking Prohibitionist Reformers. Chairman Milton J. Foreman has called a meeting of the charter conven tion for Friday, Jan. 11), In tho Council chamber at 10 a. in. At that time work ou the framing of a new charter, to bo presented at Kprlugllcld during the present session of the legislature, will be taken up In earnest. For the convenience of the delegates Alderman Foreman has had collated the recommendations of the subcommit tee, which met from day to day thu latter part of last year. These recom mendations were till retorted lu the uowspapcrs at the tlnfe, but it was thought that putting them Into pam phlet form would aid the convention. The lm)ortant changes suggested by the committee are: ICIcctlou l!iw No person may prom ise employment as a reward for po litical action; a rejwrt of all election expenses shall he made within fifteen days nfter election. Civil Service Tho head of a depart ment may suspend an employe with or without pay, but the Civil Service Com mission must, on his request, investi gate concerning whether the removal was J ust I lied or not. Reductions in grade must be made lu liku manner. Sunday Closing The Council may determine whether or not saloons bo kept open on Sunday, regardless of any State law ou the subject. Police Powers When a property owner refuses to abate a nuisance the city may do It, even to thu extent of making structural changes lu a build ing. Police ordinances may he passed utVectlug all of the city or only part of it. Revenue The Council may Impose a llceuso ou all business conducted wholly or In part In thu city limits and on alt franchises of corporations doing business lu part or whole, inside tie; city. Improvements When a street Is re paved not moro tliuu 00 per cent of tho cost shall bo charged to property own ers; If It is llrst paved after tho pas- sago of tho charter, not more than CO per cent. . Public Utilities In tho enso of pipes, wires and similar underground work property consents shall not bo required for their renewal either tieroro or after tho grant hits expired, lu case the now ones did not require more space than the old. ' Parks Tho commissioners may va cate streelH and alleys on all lamU acquired for park purposes. Kducntlon Tho Board of Kducnllon shall consist of ufteen Instead of twen-ty-ono members. Present members may completo their terms, but future ap pointments shall bo lu sets of three, not soven. If you have any suggestions to mako about the uew charter yon can send them in to any of the following named persons, who make up the charter con vention ; ' Milton J. Foremnn.R. R. McCormlck, Joseph Badenocu, John P. McGoorty, William H. Bakor.M. L. 'McKlnley, Walter 13. Beebe, Cbas. E. Merrlam, Albert W. Bellfuss,W. R. Mlcbaells, Frank I. Bennett. Theodore Oohne, 55. P, Brosseau, Jos. A. O'Donncll, Wm. M. Brown, John E. Owens, Richard B. Burke, G. W. Paullln, Thomas Caroy, It. E. Peudarvls, in It. at Springfield During Chester W. Chureh.Louls F. Post, B. F. Clettenberg, John Powers, ueorge E. Cole, Edward J. Ralney, Daniel F. CrUly, Walter J. Itnymer, William E. Dover, Alex. II. Revell, George W. Dixon, Lewis Rlnaker, Thomas J. Dixon, Emll W. Rlttcr, B. A. Eckbart, Raymond Robins, John W. Eckbart, Leasing Rosenthal, Henry F. Eldmanu.C. O. Sethncss,, P. E. Erlckson, D. E. Shnnnhan, Walter L. Fisher, John G. Shedd. F. II. Gnnsbergeu. Frank L. HhohnM. Andrew J. Graham.John F. Smulskl, i. t. ureenacre, Bernard W. Snow, John Guerin, Bernard E. Sunny, Joseph F. Haas, George B. Swift, C. II. Harrison, Grahum' Taylor, John W. Hill, Geo. J. Thompson, Frank G. Hoyne, Chns. J. Voplekn, Thos. M. Hunter, Edwin K. Walker, W. Clydo Jones. Charles Wemo, Jns. M. Klttlcman.lt. A. White, Bryan Lathrop, D. R. Wllklns, James. J. Llnchan, John P. Wilson. Cnrl Lundberg, Edward C. Young, T. C. MneMIUan, Michael Zlmtucr. Cbas. E. Merrlam, Is tho Government going to stand for tho open dellanco of tho United States Supremo Court by tho Beef Trust? With tho Inauguration of Charles 6. Deueeu as Governor on Monday mark ed the first time In 'thirty years tlmt an Illinois executive has succeeded himself. Tho inauguration was simple and Im pressive, and was largely attended. Chief Supremo Court .Tustlco J. II; Cartwrlght administered tho oath to Governor Deueeu, and also tho other State officials. Tho full list of Stato olliccrs Inau gurated was: Governor Chnrles 8. Dcneen. Lieutenant Governor John G. Oglca by, Elkhart. Secretary of Stato James A. Rose, Golconda. Auditor of Public Accounts James S. McCullough, Champaign. Attorney General William II. fStead. Ottawa. Stato Treasurer Andrew J. Russcl, Jacksonville. Governor Dcneen, after taking tho oath of olllce, delivered an Inaugural address, lu which ho conveyed tho moro important parts of tho volumi nous messago of twenty thousand words. Tho following measures wero urged on the assembly by Governor Dcneen : The extension of tho merit system Inaugurated lu thu charitahlu institu tions to all oilier branches of tho State's public service. The completion of tho physical re habilitation of the Institutions inter rupted by the lack of a sulllclont appro priation liy the legislature. (Appropriations enabling tho elimina tion of all Iiisnno patients from county almshouses and tho perfection of cura tive treatment In tho Stato asylums. The creation of an additional hos pital for tho Insane with grounds of 1,000 ncrcs and costing $100,000. Moro effect Ivo laws for tho preven tion of blindness and tho removal of the adult blind from Jacksonville, to Chicago. Honesty and e(llclency lu tho framing M 'I i .'- .-.'r-hSh . 30 i&JLfcbMM2&ikA'h- i&hv K-m itit.jts , ) ;.., ,,!, , .