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rl, jtfi j$fi1M' tffc frOv ,nT r; i , i ' SW&ra i OHtrK m teeem! Class Matter Oeteaer II. Ittt. at the Pest ermi at CMeae,HHfiels,iimler Aat ef Mareh 3ra 187 INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' Cntere as Imil Claw Mattar Oatakar II, lilt, at Mm Nat OWIee at CMaata, IIHmla, Mirier Aat ef Marah 3re IS7t TWENTIETH YEAR, NO. 44. CHlUAbO. SATURDAY, JULY 31, 190M. TWiaVK PA0E8. 'tf"cS8f WHOLE NUMBER 1,033 2mSBBBB PA. I'll lW. re-: An. .-A IKVI I'M r G ?i. ' 1 1 1 i TRUTH ABOUT BUS8E. Some Carping ( Critics of the Mayor Forget Many Good Things He Has Done. fie Is the Only Mayor Who Thor oughly Upheld Civil Serv ice Laws. Under His Administration Politics Cuts No Figure in the Conduct o! the Government. He If the Only Mayor Since Swift Who Never Hurt the Fire Department, And Is the Only Mayor Who Has All Residence , Streets Sprinkled at Night. Since It has become the style for some alternating currents and self praising mugwumps to abuse Mayor Busse, either directly or by Inuendo, The Eagle as an Independent' news! .paper that always upholds the truth, desires to call attention to a few of the ery many good things that the Hnor has ncnu: Mr. Busse Is tho only Mayor we ever had tinder whose administration not only the down-town streets are clean ed and sprinkled at night, but under whoso administration the outlying streets, In the residence districts, whether rich or poor, have also been sprinkled at night and thoroughly cleaned In the day time. He is the only Mayor slnco Mayor Swift who has never Interfered with the workings of the fire department and who has never Juggled with Its chief marshal or stirred up dissension among the men. Harrison, the less, removed Dents J. Swenle, the best Are marshal that Chicago ever had and ap pointed William Mushnm, a good man, whom he in turn removed for John Campion. Mayor' Dunne removed'Cam plon and Installed McDonough and the double platoon syHtem. He found that this did not work and removed Mc Donough to make way for Horan, the present capable chief. Mayor Busse retained Horan, only requiring him to give the people an Indent service. We think that he has done so. Mayor Busse Is the only Mayor that Chicago ever had who has enforced the Civil Service law In every par ticular and lived up to Its provisions faithfully. He is no hypocrite and when be said that he would enforce this law, he kept his word as he al ways does. Although a stalwart Re publican Mayor Busse has never re moved a Democrat In the classified service, except such as havo been found derelict In their duties by the Civil Service Commission. Acting Chief of Police Schuettler Is making a fine record, as, Indeed, he always has whenever he has been tried. His Is not an easy Job, Beset on all sides, with the peculiar difficul ties attendant upon the supervision of the police force of a city of 2,500,000 people, he Is also attacked by newspa pers, which, advertising dynamite In their business columns, held the Chief of Police responsible for bomb throw ing in their editorials. In the opinion of most people Schuettler Is the right man in the right place and he does his duty honestly and to. the best of his ability, which is all that can be asked of any man. If the "pious" fanatics who are urg ing Sunday closing succeed In cutting 08 the 17,000,000 now paid to the-city for saloon licenses they must not ex pect the taxpayers to rest content un der the enormous burden which will be added to what they now pay. On the contrary they will be confronted with a unanimous demand for the tax ation of all church property, The Judges of tie Municipal Court are municipal oncers and should be elected la the spring at municipal elec tions Instead of in the tall at county elections. The county ticket In the fall is too big entirely and loading It down with the municipal Judges Is en tirely unnecessary. The election of municipal judges In the spring would Insure the selection of a better class of men than have been chosen for this office as a rule, because the ticket would be smaller and the voter would have a better chance to mako an In telligent choice.' Chicago, July 27. To the Editor: In view of the punishment Inflicted on Clerks Cooke and Linn, It Is a wonder thnt some of the papers never publish a line about the Citizens' As sociation's report on Clerk Vail of tho Superior Court. Why doesn't the Eagle sny something about this man's record 7 w. W. J. Answer: The Eagle cannot see what good can come of reopening this ninttor. It has the Citizens' Associa tion's report on file, of course, but as Mr. Vail was re-elected by the people last year and is making a good of ficial, we cannot see what good can come of rehashing this story at th time. Editor Chicago Eagle. A stringent State law is needed to regulate the establishment of banks. There are too many wild-cat financial schemes now lu existence In Chicago. Not wishing to compete with the big banks, Irresponsible eople ure starting up small banks In the outlying districts of Chicago, from time to time. This practice has bad disastrous results upon the business and financial Inter eats of the entire city. Many hundred small business men and traders have been ruined by this class of Institu tions. This nefarious practice should be topped and the only way to atop It la by municipal legislation. A provision ought to be made In the city charter authorising the city under Its police power to regulate the estab lishment of banks and creating In pursuance of this work a board for tba examination of all proposed new banking concerns. Such a board should be given ample power to exam ine Into tba financial standing of tba promoters of these Institutions, and noae should be allowed to be llceased usiese such aa could show assets ample for the carrying oa of their business, sufficient to cover the amount of their deposits, and sound and substantial eaough to thoroughly protect their depositors. There cea be no question aa to tea right and tba Justice of tba city to exercise suoa power uader a properly constructed charter provision. If the city baa. tba rlabt to niat niumh. " flM, to ragulata "",""" aaawaas, to regulate pawn broken aad tba seeraa of other bust naes enterprises and ladoetries over which It seretsaa uacusstloaed super vlalBf powers, It etrtalaly baa a per fect right to regulate the battklag bual easy which la of far asera Importance tbaa aajrthlaf la the llaa of business la tba dty. baeauae upon the taftrlauta aad boaeet business aMthoda of these Institutions depends tba welfare of the entire dty la Its bualaasi aad ooauner dal lift, while methods of a contrary kind Indulged la by snail, irresponsible speculative eoaeerna only results la l- i , 4 r& i if failure that Involve Injuriously the In terests of tbe entire community. How often have we seen It that tbe failure of one of these little banks, started upon Insecure and Irresponsible founda tions, and boomed by fraudulent and falso representations, have drasged down to ruin hundreds of good, hard working, thrifty and desorvlng citizens. Tbe licenses Issued by tbe examin ing board, which, of course, should be composed of responsible citizens and able financiers, should be of a diame ter that would be absolutely prohibi tive of all schemes and projects for the establishment of phony concerns of this kind. This would be welcomed by all sound and responsible banking bouses, whether private or nntlonal. Banks fjke the Hibernian nnnklni! Association, the Graham & Sons, tho Union Trust Company, the South Chi cago Savings Bank, the- Commercial National, the Continental National, Drovers Deposit National, Illinois Trust and Savings, the Fort Dear born National, National Bank of tho'Republlc, State Bank of Chicago, and other banks that have weathered every panic and every storm for years deserve well of the people of Chicago. And yet foolish people pass them by and band their bard-earned money over to concerns that bare not a single bnnker connected with them and whose leading men bare been grafters either In political or private life, and who al ways bar their bands out for mi? cola. - We notice that Marshal Field Co. are assessed on only $5,000, 000. Thelc retail store Is Insured for $15,000,000 and they have charge ac counts with about $15,000,000, we should guess, outstanding. Marshall Field A Co. remember the name when you pay your taxes assessed on $5,000,000 and Insured for $15,000,000. This alone Is something worth think ing of. Yet this gang Is so rich that the city abandons streets and alleys belonging to It when these tax dodgers ask. Who Is furnishing the county sup plies for DunnlngT The appearance of pellagra out there would Indicate that they are not very wholesome. Is there anything to this? 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OONNERY, 8trong Democrat Talked Of for Mayor. the cars shall bo large enough for a person to stand there without beln? crushed and mangled as were the per sons printed In the list below: KILLED. Edward O. Lee. June 10, Stato street and Jackson boulevard. John Lewis, Fohruary 26, 100S, For tieth street and Wentworth avenue. Hugh MncD. Scott, April 20, 1000, Stato and Van Daren streets. John Cermack, May 1G, 1008, Stato and Eighteenth streets. Charles Johnson, June 1C, 190S, Van Duren street and Wabash avenue. Nick Ponlys, August 27, 190S, Thirty-fourth and State streets. A. J. Halnllne, October 23, 190S, State and Washington streets. J. J. Wilbur, January 10, 1909, Wa bash avenue and Polk street. Marcle Ohl. March 2, 1909, Twenty fourth street nnd Cottage drove ave nue. , Agatha Relnhold, March 2, 1009, Twenty-fourth street and Cottage Grove avenue. INJURED. .C. C. Donnell, June 17, 1903, Jack son and Dearborn streets. P. Ylller, January 21, 1908, 219 Stato street. John Dunleavy, March 9, 1908, Root street and Emerald avenue. J. B. Raymond. April 7, 1908, South Water and Clark streets. James Lyall, April 9, 1908, Fifty-' first and Halsted streets, Frank Forlan, April 11, 1908, Clark and Madison streets. J. Pearson, April 27, 1908, Forty third street and Calumet avenue. John Farrell, May 9, 1908, State and Randolph streets. Ames Williamson, June 11, 1908, State and Van Buren streets. A. P. Grannow, June 16, 1908, Nine teenth and Clark streets. Mary Lloyd, July 7, 1908, State and Harrison streets. Peter Welsh, July 12, 1908, Clybourn avenue and Osgood street. N A. H. Sumner, July 13, 1908, State and Adams streets. Jolyj Davis. July 17, 1908, Forty sixth street and Wentworth avenue. Louis Richmond, July 22, 1908, Clark and Jackson streets. James Taylor, July 30, 1908, State and Congress, streets. John Brown, September 8, 1908, Deiplalnes and Madison streets. Michael Flgon, December 9, 1908, Fifty-first and State streets. Joe Nlgro, December 10, 1908, 220 State street. Victor Peterson, December 16, 1908, Clark and Washington streets, William Norman, December 31, 1908, Dearborn and Washington streets. Alexander Jackson, January 12, 1909, State and Monroe streets. Henry Nicholas, January 18, 1909, Clark and Lake streets. Michael Hollander, January 19, 1909, 45 State street, -P ' f Harry Kelly, January 21, 1909, Clark and Van Buren streets. Moso Llnthnrd, January 25, 1909, Randolph street and Fifth avenue. William McCalmon, February 26, 1909, Twelfth nnd State streets. Peter Van Housen, March 5, 1909, Wabash avenuo and Harrison street. Either we have a government or we haven't a government. If we have a government It should show that It ex ists by administering Its laws for tho benefit of the rich and poor alike. If we liavu no government, the sooner tbe Hople find out the fact the better, so that they can form n government If a goveruinont exists merely to give po lice protection to packers and others when they have quarrels with their employes; to exempt these same pack err ud others from paring their Just share of taxes and to shift tba burden of these exempted taxes on tbe poor man, then such a government Is a farce. If a so-called government mere ly consists of a collection of high-salaried officeholders, whose prlndpal ob ject In official life appear to be to curry favor with tax-dodging corpora tions and the officers thereof, It Is time that the people found out what those favors, so curried, consist of. Tbe people are awakening upon this sub ject. Tbe groat majority of them are law-abiding, but they do not propose that the law-abldlag shall be dona by the poor alone, while the tax-dodging multl-mllllonalres can be a law unto themselves. " The city Is being robbed regularly by Its street railway companies. Whan the latter add a" regular dose of mur der to its other "shortcomings" It Is time to do something. The 'practice of tbe Chicago City Railway and Chicago Railways Com pany In hiring yahoos from tbe country for conductors and motormen may ex plain the cause of some tragic happen ings along their Hues, Make the people who make a busi ness of religion pay taxes. In a free country there should be no class ex empt from the just burdeus of govern ment, and ninety per cent of the trou ble makers are the long-faced hypo crites whose hands are always out for faore. Pellagra la a disease caused by poor food, filthy surroundings and lack of nutrition. The theory that It Is caused by corn or rice as claimed by some of the gang has been long ago exploded by able medical men. Its appearance among the insane and paupers at Dun ning looks suspicious to say the least. Government by Tax Dodgers and for Tax Dedgers must cease la Chicago. HARRISON'S GIFTS. They Have Never Overburdened the Coffers of the Poor Old Democratic Party. The Amounts He Is Alleged to Have Contributed Given in Detail. They Make a Clean Score of Goose Eggs Very Easy to Count Up. The "City Forester" Ordinanoe Should Be Repealed at Once, It Is a Fad. And If Allowed to Remain in Force Will Hurt the Public and frees. i.AVe .notlceUbat Mr. Harrison s or gnn has been hopptng 'on"Fred Vr. Blocki-for not giving up -all that he had to Democratlcvcampalgns. This makes us reflect. Mr. Harrison was Mayor for eight years at a good fat salary all the time. Wo do not know what, If anything, he received in contributions from ad visers during his campaign. He never told us. IJut the amount ho gavo to tho Dem ocratic party In tho following cam paigns is easily summed up: 1S97, Judicial $0,000.00 1898, Fall. County Treasurer, Sheriff, etc 0,000.00 1S99, Mayoralty, etc 0,000.00 1900, Presidential, State and County 0,000.00 1001. Mayoralty, etc 0,000.00 1902, Sheriff. Treasurer, etc... 0,000.00 1903, Mayoralty, etc 0,000.00 11)01, Presidential, Stato and County 0,000.00 190.-I, Spring. Mayoralty, etc. 0.000.00 1905, Fall. Sanitary Trustees 0.000.00 1900, Sheriff. Treasurer, etc.. 0,000.00 1907, Mayoralty, etc 0,000.00 190S, Presidential, State nnd County 0,000.00 1909, City Trensurer, City Clerk, etc 0,000.00 Grand total, 12 years fO.000.00 Which indicates that Harrison's rec ord Is a pretty clean one, so far as goose eggs are concerned, anyway. The worst ordinance that evor passed the City "Council, so far as the health and beauty of Chicago is con cerned, is the ordinance creating the position of City Forester. This or dlnance has taken the heart out of every tree owner In the city. It bold 1 proclaims, that, after a citizen has paid out his good money for trees, he does not own them and cannot touch them without paying for a per mit to do so from the city. This or dinance was passed at the request of Mr. Franklin MacVeagh and other denizens of the Lake Shore drive, who do not have to pay for the trees In front of their homes, or care for them either, as they are bought, planted and cared for by the Lincoln Park Com missioners out of the taxes paid ov the poorer class of people, who must also pay for their own trees. It a Lake Shore aristocrat wants his trees trimmed they are trimmed free of charge to him, but at the expense of poorer taxpayers. The poor man who wants to cut a dead limb off of a tre3 must go down to the City Hall and pay for the privilege. He cannot plant a tree without taking out a per 'tilt and paying well for It. The n suit 1s that people who spent years raising fine trees will now let ...em die, before they will add to their al ready heavy taxes by toadying to -t fad. We believe that an ordinance should be passed forbidding the cut ting down of trees, but this ordlnancu Insures the death of thousands of mem because people will refuse far ther to care for them. This "forester" ordinance Is Illegal because It denlew to property owners the easement, which of right they possess, to their property frontage. It should be re pealed In tie Interest of tho publlo and of the trees.;- yi Have we no great and rich lawyer In Chicago who can follow the example of Samuel J. Tllden towards Tweed and become Governor and President and immortal In tho memory of the peoplo as a reward 7 The worst form of anarch In Chi cngo is that form which sets tho tax laws at dollnnco and snddlcs tho bur dens of tho very rich uou the should ers of tho poor. Chicago wants no bluo laws. That whitewash of tho beef trust by the secret commission from Wash ington down at East St. Louis only strengthens tho lack of faith In the honesty of government Inspection. Read ho following: East St. Louis. HI., July 10. Julius Blschot of Belle ville, ono of tho government meat In ypectors who was discharged after ho had sustained the allegations of James F. Harms against the meat Inspection system la the packing houses here, Is sued a sworn statement to-day In which ho contained the gist of his testimony before the committee sent here by Secretary Wilson of the De partment of Agriculture to Investigate Harms' charges. Blschot's charges against the Inspection system are more serious than those made by Harms and more specific. He recites his three years' experience In tha packing bouses and calls attention to numeraus Irregularities. The "United States Inspected and Tassed" fraud was well shown up la St. Louis, where the accuser stood ready to prove all of his charges: East St. Louis, III., June 17. An ofll clal Investigation of the charges against the government meat Inspec tion system at the National Stock Yards here was begun to-day by a board selected by Secretary of Agri culture Wilson, headed by Dr. A. D. Melvln, chief of the bureau of animal Industry, J. F. Harms, the former Inspector, who brought the charges, withdrew from tha case when be was Informed that the hearings would be held be hind closed doors. A statement was Issued by the board which read la part: "Mr. Harms was assured that be would be afforded every opportunity to present evidence to substantiate bis charges. It was announced that tba Investigation would not be open to tbe press, whereupon Mr. Harms stated that ha would not participate In any Investigation which was not open. "The committee will continue Its In vestigation, calling every man on tbe meat Inspection force who Is In a posi tion to have any knowledge of the al leged occurrences." (By the Associated Press.) East St. Louis, III., June 18. Corro boration of many of the charges against th,e government's meat Inspec tion system In the packing houses here was given to the federal officials who are Investigating conditions by Julius BUchoff, an Inspector, who testlled yesterday and resumed the staaft HI ti I .v ' .!& t!bit