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pppl'V "ri?dm&$?'-"? "l i'fflCvi fr v.? "HP "Vrir. i " r e9( A -aY tt u. lfc--k4,' v r fi (HI) i ca o o m 5 a o I c gTlkapgBEH'aKgVsahk eatere m IiiiiK Ctess Matter Ostsksr II. !. at the Pest fflM at tMaafla, HHesM, iintftr Aet af Moreh art, 1179 TWENTIETH YEAR, NO. MANY IN THE RACE. Number of Those Who Are Anxious to Sit in City Council Unusually Large. Proposed Raising of Salary Brings Many Out for the Office. Election Board Officials Have Been Busy AH Week Receiving the Petitions. Harry Hildreth and Choice of Democrat! and City Republicans Meet and Endorse Isaac N. Powell and Jacob H. Marks for Above Offices. This week has been a busy week at tho Election Commissioners' office. With last Monday as the opening day for the filing of petitions, sot a day baa paused without six or seven petitions being filed. (Aldernionlc petition filed during the week wcro the following: Ward. 1 'Michael Kcnna, D.; William A. Brush, It. 2 G. F. Harding, Jr.,. It. a M. J. Foreman, R. 4 John W. MoNeal, D.; James M. Dalley, ID.; George Fulsang, D. 5 Robert K. Sloan, D.; Thomas A. llooney, D. ; A. J. Burke, It. 0 Theo. K. Long, It.; W. W. Dunne, It.; 8. Kuhuweller, D.; Joseph Frank, D. 7 Chas. K. Mcrrlam, It. 8 P. II. Moyulhun, It.; Michael Nash, D. 0 Michael Rosenbor, (R.; Henry Os trowsky, It.; Dennis. J. Egan,D.; James II. Dalley, D. ; Qcorgo Sul tan, D. 10Thos, F. Scully, D.J M. II. Kaw, D. 11 R F. Cullerton, D. IS Rudolph Mulac, R.; Michael Zlm mer, D.; A. J. Cermok, D.; E. F. Kennedy, D.; Bohumll Novy, D. ; Peter Jestarny, D. 13 Henry I Bailey, D.; Daniel Mai loy, D. ; Fred Hlgglns, D. ; M. P. Riley. D.: Frank McDonald, D.; Jamea P. Devlne, D. ; Arthur W. Fulton. R. 14 Job. II. Lawler. It.: Wm. M. Towne. R.: Jos. F. Connery,.D.; w. T. Maypole. D.; J. Edw. Clancy. D. 15 Henry Utpatel, R.; John J. She ban, D. ; (H. F. Kruger, D. 10 Stanley Kuns, D. 17 Lewis D. Sltts, R. 18 John J. Brennan, D. 10 John Powers, D. 20 J. P. Stewart, R. 21 F, W. Taylor, .; Wm. F. Peters, It.; Edward J. Hayes, D. 23 Arthur Josettl, R.; H. J. Bowler, D. 23-Jacob A. Hey, ,; Peter F; Brets, D. 24 F. J. Stadler, D. 25 Wlufleld P. Dunn, R.; Wm. H. GrlMtbB, 20 Wia. T. LIpps, R. 5 Wm. L. SpringO- er, R.; August Peters, D. 27-Joseph F. Oapp, R.; John Hyldahl, D. ; Arthur D. Bishop, D. ; J. W. McGafey, D.; Edward J. Hayes, D. 2S-arry E. Littler, B.? J. . Chen neouo, It. 20-M. A. Mueller, R.J B. 8. Manilla ier, R.; L. B. Lula, D. Jobs Downey, D.; Bdw. Klleanberg, D.j Pt J. Cassldy, D.; Nicholas tadfeldt, D. Sl-Jamea 'A. Kearns, B.; E. O. Pe terson, R.; a A. Hendricks, B.; Patrick O'Ooaatll, D. S3 Albert J. Flaber, R, A. O. Bat ell. R, 83 William a Hunt, R.; A. C. Mats. gar, R.; Isaiah Campbell, B.; Wm. McLacblan, R.; H. If. Sloan, R, : Edward W. Jager, R. ; Joseph . Dally, D.; Benjamin Buah.D. 24-WlMaa F. aya. D. 85 Frank XiRaee, B.; Hwr F. BuK, R,;Irwia 8, Hasen, .j B. O.Ro 18. Francis D. Country for City Treasurer Clerk. Philip J. Farley, R.; John J. Clark, D.; Wm. C. Brown, R. Other Patltloaa F1IMI. addition petitions' were filed for In the following: CITY TREASURER. Harry Hildreth, D.; Isaac X. Pow ell, It. CITY CLERK. Jacob II. .Marks, It. ; Francis D. Con nery, D. ; J. at, Consldlne, D. All aspirants for nominations have until Feb. 8 lu which to file their peti tions. It Is expected that the number of petitions already In will bo doubled by that time. Homo of Chicago's trust dallies thought the peoplo of Illinois would go wltd over tho chance to elect Foss United States Senator. But tho people know an honest, ablo and fearless offl clal like Albert J. Hopkins when they see one, and as a result they piled up a splendid majority for him on primary day. Now tho trust press, which has always been yawping for direct pri maries, wanted tho legislators to Ignore the wishes of nine-tenths of tho peo ple of Illinois and down Albert J. Hop- klus. Consistency, thou art but what's the use? It Is to laugh. The Democratic County Executive Committee held a meeting last Satur day afternoon jtnd endorsed Harry Hildreth for Olty Treasurer and Francis D. Connery for City Clerk. The selections, as was expected, found Instant favor with the rank and file of tho party and big majorities will be rolled up for each on primary day. The so-called friends of direct pri maries have been shown up In their true colors down at Springfield. Tho Cook County (Republican Com mlttee held a meeting last Friday for the purpose of selecting candidates for City Treasurer and City Clerk on whom the organisation would unite to win at the primaries. Isaac N. Powell, whose long record as cleric of the elec tion board has made him well known, waa endorsed for City Treasurer, and Jacob Marks fo City Clerk. There Is much confusion In tbo Blinds of the party maMgars' concern Ingtbe results In the priaaary and gen eral elections of the redisricting of the voting precincts by the Election Commissioners. Boundary lines have been changed. In nearly all the wards In order to make 1,200 precincts Into 1,822. Under tho new primacy act the pre cinct committeemen appoint, the chal lenger and watchers of their party at the primaries. " "In more than 100 precincts," said Election Commissioner Abel A. Bach, "there are no committeemen of one or the other parties, and la fully as many precincts there are two committeemen belonging to the same party. I under stand the Legislature will he called upon by the Republican county organi sation to meet tue emergency by amending 'the primary act to At the present situation." v- Chairman William L. CCoonell of the Desaocrmtle County Committer has to fsaVaWaaM.WNt thtt INDEPENDENT CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909. the committeemen lu every ward who Iravo not been affected by tho redisrict ing should bo empowered to fill existing vacancies und to choose between two commltteomcn whero two huvu been thrown Into tho sauia precinct. Anything to beat tho choice of tho people was tho slogan of tho no-culled friends of direct primaries down at ftprlnglleld. After a long afternoon session on Wednesday the local transportation committee of tho City Council settled the question of tho disposition of tho railway company which operates tho 22d street line. The .oommlttco decided to recommend the purcbaso of this road by the Chi cago City Railway Company for $750, 000. Tho form of the ordlnanco and the operating agreement will bo drawn up by Walter I Fisher and Glenn E. Plumb, receiver for the road, after n conference with tho Chicago City Rail way officials. It is thought tho roads will accept these terms, although Mr. Plumb said he would have to see hit people. v The Southern Railway Company agrees to accept an ordinance running concurrently with tho traction ordi nances and to operate under the terms of tbeee ordinances. John F. Smulskl, who was unani mously re-elected president of the West Park Board at its recent annual meeting, banded in his resignation Tuesday and urged the board to ac cept It as soon as possible. MI wish to thank you for bestowing upon me the honor of re-electing me president, although It was contradic tory to my wishes and expectation," aatd Mr. Smulskl, addressing the board. "My business matters are In such shape that they need my every attention. I find It is beyond my phys ical powers to endure the strata any longer. There Is no 111 feeling between any member of the board and myself, and as I said before it is only be cause of my business tnat I am re signing." The creation ofa new municipal bureau to have exclusive charge of the maintenance and repairs on all streets was embodied in an ordinance recom mended for passage Tuesday toy the city council Judiciary committee. The or dinance waa drawn up by Aid. B. W, Snow. Its aim Is to do away with tbe present system of contract work on paving repairs and to get better and cheaper work done. As. explained by Aid. Snow, tbe plan la to put tn a first assistant superintendent of streets, whose sole duty shall be to look after paving. The actual paving Is to bo dooe'by the city under the aehene pro- Crushed stone las seen prom IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL BaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHr ;BfMfMfMfMfMfMfMfMfl BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBkPK'BBB BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB FRED A. BUS8E, Chlcago'a Progressive Mayor. iscd by Stipt. Jolni'f-. Whitman of tho bridewell at no cents a cubic yard. Tho Chicago City 'Hallway Company and the Chicago Hallways Company are to haul the stouo lu icclnl cars to tho wards wheru the repairs arc going on. As to asphalt paving, It Is proposed that the city buy suitable machines and do this work also. Aid. Mclnerncy moved that the ordinance Ik recommended for passage, und It win unanimously so or dered. Wo are glad to olisorvo that Judxo Mack Is receiving full credit, together with Jane Addum, for freeing tho al leged HuHslau nuarchlMt, Rudowlts. Tho Settlement Workers' Union has gained u good recruit. Argument ou tho project for build ing a 110,000,000 outer harbor In the lake north of tho mouth of the Chicago river Is set for Feb. 4 beforo MaJ. Thomas II, Itees, engineer for tho war department, In tbo department's offices lu tho federal building. Mayor Dusse has named Corporation Counsel Brund- age, commissioner or moitc woncs Hanberg and Controller Wilson to rep resent tho city at tho conference and ask tho federal authorities to defer considering the plaus until the harbor commission's report is filed with tbo city couucll. It U generally under stood tho city will not co-operato In the plan. Tho harbor commission met at John 'M. 'Eweu's offices In tho afternoon to prepare tbo final draft of Its re port for presentation to tho city council at an early meeting of the council possibly uext Monday, A number of good men are already talked of to take Mack's place on the Democratic Judicial ticket. Among them are: Adolf Kraua, Philip 8teln, Blgmund Zelsler, Adams A. Goodrich, William A. Doyle, William H. Barnum, Louis Levy, Granville W. Browning, George A. Trade, William P. Black, Robert Redfleld, John E. Owens, I! Joseph A. O'Donnell, James Hamilton Lewis. Charles A. MeSenald. W. D. Munball. John P. McGoorty. Cyril It. Jandua. Edgar B. Tolman. At the annual meeting of tbe Iro quois Club In the new club rooms, 110 La Salle street, on Wednesday, Edgar B. Tolman was re-elected president for a third term. The vice presidents elect ed were John B. Cooper, William H. Sexton and Marvin E. Barnhart from IN NONE.' - TWELVE PAGES. the North Hide; John V. McGoorty, William Rothumim and M. A. Mcrgen- thclm from the South Sldo; Charles J. Voplcka, F. N. Morrell and Henry M. I lagan from tho West Side. E. D. Fnuser was elected recording secretary, A. l Holchmau corresponding secre tary, and O. G. Williams treasurer. Isaac X. Powell, clerk of the Hoard of Election Commissioners, was In dorsed as a caudldato for City Treas urer last Wednesday night by members of the A. C. Metxger Republican Club of tho Thirty-third Ward, which met nt 7115 South Chicago avenue. Frank D. Ayers, representing Mr. Powell, ad dressed tbe members of the club. Jesse Holdout was elected president of tbo Union Lcnguo Club Monday, to succeed L. A. Goddard. Tbo full tick et went through without opposition. Other officers elected arc : First vice president, William Holablrd; second vice-president, William H. Blddlo; treasurer, F. L. Hankey; secretary. Walter D. Hcrrlck ; directors, for threo years, William B. Bogert, Francis Lackner and Homer A. Stlllwell ; com mittee on political action for three years, Georgo N. Carman, John F. Hol land and Towner K Webster. Tho tellers were: Oswald J. Arnold, Geo. W. Dixon, John T. Richards, Geo. Bogle and E. G. Pauling. The failure of the Government to proceed against the Beef Trust crimi nally under the Supreme Court deci sion of March 12, 1808, the open dot aace by the Beef Trust of tbe United States Supreme Court and the perma nent Injunction granted against this awful trust by the tupreme tribunal January SO, 1MB; the daring viola ttons of the Anti-Trust Law by the Beef Trust all, these and more are thoughts uppermost In the minds of the people at present. February 23d will be primary elec tion day for candidates for Aldermen, City Treasurer and-.CIty Clerk. Re member tho date, and don't forget that you have a vote. Chlcatro la for nersonal liberty first, last and all tbe time, and tbe quicker tbe cloth galtered, notoriety seeuing reformers find it out tbe better for them. Is the Government going to stand for the open defiance of tbe United States Supreme Court by tbe Beef Trust? Get after the Beef Trust, Uncle Sam, and stay after It I A brand new Investigation of the Beef Trust by the Government Is what tbe people want. rntarai aa tmai Ctaee Matter Oetsesr II. IM9, at Ma Pest Offlaa at WiliMi. NHnela, unaer Aat af Marah 3r. 1970 'ttSftSff WHOLE NUMBER 1,007 MEETS WITH APPROVAL Resolution Passed by City Council Estab lishing Standing Committee on Local Industries Looks Good. Aldermen Decide on New Plan After Approving Report of Industrial Commission. Ordinance Granting Franchise to Illinois Telegraph News Company Introduced and Sent to Finance Committee. Increasing of Salaries from $1,500 to $3,500 Will Be Taken Up at Next Meeting. ( - Mayor Buste -and Aldermen Will Attend In a Body Lincoln - Day Services on February 12. Tho recommendation of the slou appointed by Mayor Ilusso on switch tracks, alley vacations and other street concessions was given n stamp of approval by tho city council Mon day night by a vote of 02 to 1. The council committee ou rules is authorized by tho vote to prcparo an amendment to tho rules which will pro- ide for a standing committee on local Industrie, composed of fifteen mem bers, which will assume practically all of the work of tho present threo stand ing committees on streets uud alleys, beforo tho recommendations of tho com mission become oicrntlve tho council will thus have an opportunity to veto again on tho proposition. Aid. Kuuz was tho solo opponent to the adoption of tho resolution Indorsing the rcitort, which was Introduced by Aid. Snow, a member of tho commis sion. Tho remaining members of tho commission are lAld. Edward F. Culler ton, Aid. Nicholas It. Finn, Aid. John IluruH, E. H. Conway, David H. Forgau and A. C. Unrtlett. Tho new cotumltteo ns authorized by tbo vote of tbe couucll will be com- I used of seven members from tho West Side, five from tho South and threo from tho North. Tho commission report says that compensation shall uot bo charged for any street or alley which tho city has not by some act accepted. Tho life of tho grants shall be twenty years instead of ton, ns at present. Lighting of all tho dark street sub ways under railroad tracks will bo started"1 immediately by tho city. Slnco tho Pennsylvania railroad led tho way by refusing to light Its subways, other roads have followed its lead. Tho pub lic works department will Install tho lights and tho city law department will start suit to forco tho rond to pay and settle what has been a mooted question for years. In recent track elevation ordinances tbo roads agree to do tho lighting. An ordlnauco grant lug a franchise to tho Illinois Telegraph News Company to run wires along tho structure of the Douglas park branch of tbo Metropol itan West Sldo Elevated railroad, In order to reach St. Louis, wus sent to tbo flnauce committee. It was Intro duced through tho city clerk by Roes C. Hall- Eventually tbe company Is also to havo rights In the subway. Tbe proposed ordlnanco went to tbe gas, oil and electric light committee. Chairman Dover of the Judiciary committee obtained the passage of the ordlnanco prohibiting a theater giving dally performances within 200 feet of n church or building used exclusively for church purposes. Alderman Foreman held the ordi nance was Illegal, because it placed an unreasonable restriction on the use of property, and declared if it was re troactive it would abolish tho Collego Theater. ' The ordinance Is not retroactive," said Alderman Dover. "I go to thea ters, and believe they have thlr uses. This ordinance originated because of the plan of nickel show men to place a show within 150 feet of a South Sldo church. I think tbe time has come when wo should protect churches as well as tho money interests. We aro always looking after financial affairs." Tbe ordinance passed, 07 to 7. Those opposing It were Aldermen henna, commls-iCouglilln, Harding, Foreman, Prlnglc, I Young and Hahne. I Alderman Dover also forced tho pas- sage, 41 to 22, of the ordinance requir ing every sidewalk contractor to ob tain an annual license, nt a cost of 2., for each gang ho employs. "Tito ordlnanco will provent thoso contractors who havo been blacklisted by tho sidewalk bureau for alleged iwor constructions from getting per mits. It was given free competition uud reasonable rates," ho explained. Aldermen llrltten, Powers and Coughlln feared that tho ordlnanco would Iteneilt the largo contractors. Other aldermen wero for delay, but Mayor Hu8e asserted that tho meas ure had been mado n special order for threo different meetings and unless there was somo urgent objections It would bo best to dlsposo of tho mat ter. Those who voted In tho ncgatlvo were; Aldermen Coughlln, Prlngle, Foreman, Jones, Egan, Flck, Scully, Novak. Cullerton, kruger, Kunz, Bren nan. Conlon, Powers, Bowler, Taylor, Josettl, Hey, llrltten, Rewanz, Raco and Forsberg. A resolution was adopted by which all tho aldermen will meet Mayor Bus se nt tho council chamber February 12 at 0:45 a. m. and nttend tho Lincoln lay exercises lu n body. An order of Alderman Britten di recting tho Election Commissioners to Investigate and report upon tho advis ability of tho uso of voting machines nt primaries and elections was sent to the flnanco committee. Mr. Brit ten wanted It passed, but other alder men hesitated at tho expense. Among the flnnnco committee reports adopted wero tho renewal of coal con tracts for ninety days from January 1, tho authorization of Commissioner Hanlwrg to spend not 'to exceed $30, 000 tn open tho Bluo Island avenuo water tunnel, tho awarding of $7,500 to the Steele-Wedcles Company for damages from tho old water tunnel, and tho settlement of several claims for damages caused by viaducts. Tho plan to Increase annual alder- manic salaries from $1,500 to $3,500 was deferred, owing to tbo nbsenco of Alderman Bennett, chairman of tho flnnnco committee. Tbe special committee of which Al derman Jones was chairman, reported that It had collected $0,483 for tho Italian earthquake sufferers. Changes In tho organization of tho council wero proposed by Alderman ' Herman F. Kruger of tbe Fifteenth Ward. The features In tho resolution ho Introduced nro as follows: Tho regular meeting of the council to bo held Mouday afternoons at 2:30 o'clock. Tho flnanco committee to consist of thlrty-flvo senior aldermen, Its chair man to be elected by a majority voto of the council. Tho judiciary committee to consist of thlrty-flvo Junior aldermen, with a chairman elected in tbo same way. Tbe threo streets and alleys commit tees to consist of all tbe aldermen lu their sections of tho city. By n voto of 10 to 4 tho Board of County Commissioners raised their pay front $3,000 to $4,600 at their meeting Monday, which on Wednesday was vetoed by President Busse. Tho total B.i Mwli T, rarrar, . iHtiirk Iki i1, tAV"yy :JXfc. .W l riLJ .II. 1" rr Ti- i i