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THE OHIOAGO EAGLE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1910.
NINE STRONG DEMOCRATS TALKED OF FOR MAYOR: Harry R. Gibbons, detin T. Connery, Lockwoid Honore, Charles J. Vopicka, Fred W, Blocki, Andrew J, Graham, John E, Triigir, Ernst Hummel, William L O'Gennell. fi i rS ;s I ra t i: IMiVI PK m - i u i ! n ' i t i t M W w if if r Every Department of Our Establishment Attn with MtatfM Aaaartments at Mar kMtM Etatualvaty for ttM MM f MM Athletic laJs Automobile Supplleo Beats and Lauuskaa Bicycles Bar Goads Business Stationery Clothing Cutlery Cigars and Tofeaeo Pishing Tackle Rode and Reels Owns, Rovalvera Ammunition Olevei Qolf deeds Vre heneie only ossonflafMe grass r !; our arises ere M Uwsst. eenslstent Milk th euallty of the artlele Chlca' Popular Shappini Center Ohlaato-Iataktleheal l7 Among President Kolacek's recommen dations were: In Douglas Park, the completion of n partially filled lagoon and the grading of Irregular lawn spaces; In Garfield Park, completion of work on the conseivntory roof; repay ing in Douglas boulevard. New York Is going after tho Milk Trust. Now is tho time for Illinois to get busy. Tho appearance of that dreadful dis ease, pellagra, at the Peoria insane asylum, would seem to indicate a gen eral diV.egard for the health of tho poor inmates. The authorities say that it was caused by feeding "mouldy corn" to the insane. Both this, and the outbreak of the samo disease at Dunning, is a blight on our civiliza tion. Yet nothing is done towards punishing the guilty parties. How much can City Comptroller Wal ter H. Wilson tell about the Central Electric Light Company? Every Prince in Chicago should be made to pay a license of 10,000 a year or leave town. This la no place for princes. True reform in municipal or other governmental affairs should not consist of making scape goats out of a few, who have neither official connection or responsibility. A shoddy ariatocrncy is bad enough, but we hare too many "princes" lying round loose. The Merrlam yawp is over. John Callan O'Laughlln in tha Chi cago Tribune of October 14, 1009: "There are many things the Mayor baa done for which he will receive the thanks of posterity. He was responsi ble for the commission which Investi gated and reported upon harbor con ditions. He waa responsible for the commission which Investigated and re ported upon the plans for a subway. He has given practical advice in the movement for the beautlfloation of the city. "Altogether, the administration of Mayor Busse must be commended for real advance in good government and civic development" The penitentiary is tho proper placo for men who place an ezhorbltant price on milk. The "death BtrTpmust go. Many people favor a tag for "princes." A free country is no place for "nobles" to be running at largo any more than it is for other dan gerous animals that aro untagged. Take the polico forco out of Civil Service. Mako all "Princes" pay a llcenso ol $10,000 a year If lhoy want to Ilvo In this country. As most of thorn are penniless this means a trip back to their old Job in Europe. Pellagra is not a "tropical malady" as clatmod. It is a bad food and filth disease, and shows a lack of proper nutrition. This outbreak at Dunning should be investigated. People who are howling for an In come tax will change their tune if they got one. The rich will escape as usual, by perjury, while the poor will have to pay. Who Is behind tho paving gangs that have been getting off the good things? The Chicago Ragle believes In stand ing up for the taxpayers and In call ing attention to the tax dodgers. It objects to any prostitution of our jury system either grant or petit. It believes that corporations and mil lionaires have as much right to obey the laws as poor men. It is opposed to rich gratters and It Hardware and Teele Mats and Cava Incubators and Breeders Jewelry and Silverware Neckwear Nets and Seines Office Supplies Pipes and Smokers' Article fhlrts, Cellars and Cuffs Sporting Ooeds Tents and Awnings Trunks and Suit Case Umbrellas Underwear Watches has the people with It in Its opposi tion. It believes that Fred A. Busso ha3 given Chicago a good administration, far better than any of his predecessors for years. And it believes that Fred A. Bussc has the confidence of tho common people. Every two years tho peoplo of tho Third District hear of their Congress man. Election time, of course. Tho brewers paid two-thirds of tho internal revenue taxes in Illinois last year. The more wo see of "reformers" the more we think of sneaks. Mayor Busse Is the hardest working chief executive that Chicago has ever had, and Is the most accessible to the people. We notice that reformer Bartlett of the Merrlam Commission has not been criticised very severely becouse his firm sold hardware to the city. Neither did this fact prevent the good Mr. Bartlett from accepting a place on a commission which hauled other city sellers over the coals. The Jury fixers must be punished. Twenty-eight cases of pellagra were discovered in Dunning during the past year, according to a report issued by Superintendent Wlllhltc. Harvester Trust stock rose from 44 when the tariff bill was reported to the house to 112 when the tariff bill was signed by the President. Pellagra la a disease caused by poor food, filthy surroundings and lack of nutrition. The theory that k Is caused by corn or rice as claimed by some of the gang baa been long ago exploded by able medical men. Its appearance among the insane and paupers at Dun ning looks suspicious to say the least. Merrlam has shown himself to be a thorough college professor In poli tics. Who is furnishing the county sup plies for Dunning? The appearance of pellagra out there would Indicate that they are not very wholesome. Is there anything to this? People want honest juries. One tariff, ue country, one trust, Is the motto of the Harvester Trust. It pays about 1 per cent of the taxes It ought to pay in Chicago. The other 09 per cent is usufruct. A stringent State law is needed to rcgulnto the establishment of banks. There nro too many wild-cat financial schemes now In existence In Chicago, Not wishing to compete with tho big lmnkH, Irresponsible peoplo are starting up small banks In tho outlying districts of Chicago, from time to time. This practlco has had disastrous results upon the business and financial Inter ests of tho entire city. Many hundred smnll business men and traders have been ruined by this class of Institu tions. This nefarious prnctlco should bo stopped and the only way to stop It Is by municipal legislation. A provision ought to bo made In tho city cbnrtcr authorizing the city under lt police power to regulate the estab lishment of banks and creating In pursuance of this work u board for the examination of all proposed new banking concerns. Such a board should be given ample power to exam ine Into tho financial standing or the promoters of these Institutions, and none should be allowed to be llrcnsed unless such ns could show assets ntnplo for the carrying on of their business, sufficient to cover the amount of their deposits, and sound and substantial enough to thoroughly protect their depositors. There can be no question as to the right and the Justice of the rlty to exercise such power under a properly constructed charter provision. If the city has the right to regulate plumb ers, to regulate engineers, to regulate the elctrlcal business, to regulate pawn brokers and the scores of other busi ness enterprises and industries over which It exercises unquestioned super vising powers, It certainly baa a per feet right to regulate the banking busi ness, which Is of far more Importance than anything In the line of business In the city, because upon tha legitimate and honest business methods of these Institutions depends the welfare of the entire city In Its bualnaan and commer cial life, while methods of a contrary kind Indulged in by small, Irresponsible speculative concerns only results la failures that Involve Injuriously the In terests of the entire community. How often have we seen It that the failure of one of these little banks, started upon Insecure and Irresponsible founda tions, and boomed by fraudulent and false representations, have dragged down to ruin hundreds of good, hard working, thrifty and deserving cltisens. The licenses Issued by the examin ing board, which, of course, ahould be composed of responsible citizens and able financiers, should be of a charac 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 national. Banks like the Hibernian Banking Association, the Graham ft Sons, the 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, Northwestern Trust and Savings Bank, South Side State Bank, National Bank of the Republic, State Bank of Chicago, and other banks that have weathered every panto and every storm for years de serve nvell of the people of Chicago. And yet foolish people pass them by and hand their bard-earned money over to concerns that have not a single banker connected with them and whose leading men have been grafters either In political or private life, and who al ways have their bands out for easy coin. What does W. W. Wilson ovor do In Congross? Is ti question that tho voterK of tho Third District are com mencing to nsk each othor. "Pasteurization of milk" simply menns the removal of all tho strength nnd life giving qualities from milk. It Is n fad to say the least but n, mobt dangerous fad. Bill boards benefit few and offend many. They must go. Why should elections for Municipal Judges be held in the fall? All Muni cipal officers should be elected In tho spring, Harvester Trust politics won't do. Tho basic principle of tho trust Is for the good of somo of some of the peoplo at the expense of all of the peo ple. What does Mr. Weston get $20,000 per year for his traction work for tho city. Since when did engineers become so valuable? They numbered four. They abso lutely exuded prosperity. The things which they ordered were such as to BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBi a&I!9bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb Hs'lliBJaBVBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB EPalH LaBBBBBBBBBBBBFf';: 1PPLbBBBBBBBBBBBBBb1 BBBBBBBBBBBBV: '';' ' -. ' mVBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl BBBBBBBBBBBBW: $ $ ' t ti1' v mtfssBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl iBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBLssal .,, '9. 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"And I have three hundred," said the other. The fourth waved his hand grandly. "Neved mind, you fellows," he said. "I'll lend you all you want." Tenderly, waiters bore the man at the next table out Into the cold air. He will recover. The English village Is very dear to the hearts of poets and painters, and thousands of them are certainly charming. A few, however, are more amusing than anything else, as, for Instance, one which consists entirely of old railway carriages, even the chapel being composed of four-horse trucks. Another village, with a popu lation of 1,100 and taxed at the val uation of $8,000, has neither school, church nor other public building, the only thing of the sort being a letter box on a pillar. Villages with but a single inhabitant are not unknown, one of them being Sklddaw, in Cumberland. The single villager complains bitterly because he cannot vote there being no overseer to prepare a voters' list, and no church or other public building on which to publish one, as the law requires. Tho lonely ratepayer In a Northumberland village has declined to contribute money to maintain the roads, remark ing that tho one he has Is qui to good enough for Its use. In the Isle of Ely Is a llttlo parish with about a dozen Inhabitants that has no rates, as there are no road's or public Institutions of any kind,, nnd consequently no oxponses, Kcmpton, near Bradford, can probably lay suc cessful claim to tho distinction of bo Ing tho longest vlllngo in tho world, as It straggles nloug the road for a distance of seven miles. Sometimes a village will entirely disappear, having been built cither on tho edgo of tho crumbling cliffs that mako part of tho coast lino, or over an ancient mine. Ono of tho latter class Is In Shropshire, and each year one or moro of the cot tages tumble as tho earth sinks be neath it. ' So much has been said, written nnd 6iing of the chorus girl that the chorus boy, who plays an equally Important part In tho musical comedy, is rarely remembered, That his martial en trance saves many a woman from hysteria and many a strong man from a bad caso af nausea, few theater-goers realize. No matter how brilliant the gowns of tho chorus girl, as she dances on to the scene, nor how beau tiful her face, sho cannot hold the sit- untion atier mo nrst row moments or admiration without the aid of tho chorus boy, who completes the picture and gives foundation to tho i,ong. The chorus boy has little to Bay of himself; ho gives the laurels to the chorus girl, By the chorus boy Is meant the healthy, ambitions chap, who not only works, sings and dances In tho chorufi, but who Uvea within his menns and dresses In quiet taste. He Is very much In evidence, and de serves recognition, but his voice and ability wnit years sometimes for an opportunity. His home life, like that of all the theatrical profession, Is usu: ally In a $3 room, and his places for dining those frequented by theatrical people. He Is not only studying the solos of the company with whom he Is travel ing, but he Is adding to his repertoire a number of sacred songs from the best composers, and these songs are often admirably rendered In the churches of the town where the ichorus boy Is known. In the room of a man with this taste for good music one will find good books, In lighter vein, good pictures, and few but cherished photographs. He is more systematic than the chorus girl, probably because his wardrobe Is simpler and his changes fewer. His reasons for going into the busi ness are very much' like the fellow who starts to sweep out the office of the wholesale manufactory. He hopes somo time to be one of the firm,- or have a business of his own. So the chorus man hopes to gradually work from the last man In the chorus to the first, 'from tho first to a small part, and from the small part to the goal of his ambition the man around whom the opera is written, with songs that are sold In the audience and hummed on the street. Above everything the chorus man tries to keep under tho same manage ment until his opportunity comes, for so unimportant has ho been made, by the oversight of the public, that new managers look upon htm as an ama teur until he proves himself experi enced by some miraculous opportunity. While King Manuel of Portugal had a "perfectly ripping" time during his stay In London It was, from a financial point of view, an expensive experience. It's no joko for a King to visit any where, let alone at a palace like Wind sor, where every royal guest Is sup posed Indeed, expected to leave a princely trail of presents behind him at the closo of his stay. There is not only n lump sum handed ovor for dis tribution among tho lower servants, but also tho diamond pins, jowoled cigarette cases and watches presented to evory ono who ministers to tho safo ty and luxury of the visitor. King Manuel seems to havo dono nil that was expected of him in thlsfro spect, though ho will not, of course, rank with cortnin sovereigns who havo left a record for generosity at tho castle. Windsor has Its traditions of muniflcenco, and royal servants can tell one anothor tho status of tho lato Shah, Napoleon III., tho German Em peror and all tho rest of tho visitors there by tho amount of their tips. Napoleon III. left a great Impression of generosity, Cut even he Is outranked by Emperor Nicholas of Russia, who excelled all royal guests In his munifi cence. When he left the castlo he handed ovor 110,000 in tips to the ser vants, and ho left nearly halt as much again to bo distributed among various charities. Another very expensive affair for tho King of Portugal was becoming a Knight of the Garter,- He had to 'pur chase all his Insignia, of course, with the exception of the ribbon and the actual garter, The star of the order is the most costly Item, and he bad to spend on this not leas than $10,000. The star that was worn by the Earl of Beacontfleld was sold after his death for 160,000, and there are several knights of tho order today who carry a small fortune on their breasts .when wearing their robes and insignia. Tho collar of the order Is another large expense, nnd then there aro the disbursements that havo to be mado to the various officials of the Garter. Every one who enn pretend even re motely to have taken share In the In vestiture seems to look upon tho new knight as fits prey nnd bills for fees set out In true commercial fashion soon pour in upon him. Now that the social season abroad has begun and American tourists from this sldo are dally being present ed to roynlty n few words for their guidance nt court may not be amiss, says a writer In the Boston Post. Every American abroad should know how to behave In tho presence of it King, Queen, Jack, ace or two-spot; hence the following rules: Do not carry your hat In your hand. Leave It on tho royal hatrack. It Is highly Improper to say, "Hello, King!" when you aro presented. Re member, you nro not talking over a telephone. If there Is n Queen on the throne It Is proper to' kiss her hand If sho will lend It to you long enough. You might nsk tho King If he finds ruling hard work, and then remark that It's a poor rule that won't work both ways. If the King has not heard this one, it will put him In rare good humor. It Is In poor taste .to make tho weather a topic of conversation at court. Tell tho King where you come from ho will bo pleased to know that you hall from Chicago, and mado your money in hogs, or that you are a Pittsburger and own a steel works, or nro a convict-financier from New York out on parole. If offered a chair sit down. Other wlso remain standing. Never, under any circumstances, sit on tho edge of the throno platform, no matter how tired you nre. If tho Queen Is not present ask tho King ir his wife is well. If tho poten tate Is a Sultan, ask him if his mul tiple wife Is well. It will save time. An American society woman pre sented nt a foreign court should not wear her jewels. They would only make the King and Queen jealous. If you cannot think of anything else to say, you aitght compliment the Queen on the glove-like fit of her pur ple throne cloak. (No matter If It fits like a bath robe.) If you notice the King beginning to yawn, look at your watch and tell him you really must go because you have a train to catch in a few minutes. Never wear out your welcome. In departing Invite the King to visit you and tell him to bring bis Queen with him. Say "I am glad to have met you," and express the hope that you may both become better acquaint ed. "If there Is one thing I hate," said the determined young business woman as she sat down to lunch in a down town restaurant, "It's the hlnter. If someone wants to borrow an umbrella or some money from you let her say so right out, not come shambling Into your office, take away all your valuable time beating around the bush and draping fool hints on tho way. I don't taken hint. I'm not dense, but I want to discourage the habit. I think it shows cowardice. "Take the man who wants to come to see you. Why can't he say, 'May I call?' No, he hasn't the courage of his convictions, but he has to hem and haw, look sheepish and hint for dear life. I won't have a man like that In my house. Same thing with girls, Don't you hate the kind that suggests to a mnn that a taxi is so comfortablo and she does loathe the street cars, or tho one who asks him if he's seen the lovely display at a certain candy store or the 'cute' little boxes they send with Thorloy's flowers. It would be safer for her If she kept off the sub ject, for the chief fun In doing things lies In planning them, and nothing Is so maddening as to have others make the suggestions. The hlnter only makes herself unpopular, and the sooner she knows It the better. Keep quiet or say right out what you want. "Now, don't hint that you'd like an oyster eocktal, because you won't get ono if you do. Sing out like a little woman have ono? Good!" Whllo we huar and road much of the evil effects of American worry upon American women In crippling thor energies nnd shortening their lives, there Is very llttlo written or spoke.i of tho element of restlessness that sets worry agoing, snys a well-known writ er. Tho wife of a farmer or mechan ic or clerk or small storekeeper never settles In her own mind just whero she belongs. To use a slang phrase, "Sho never gets there." Consequently, sho never finds a resting placo for hor mind and body. By the time her house Is decently furnished she begins to contrive how It can be made "smart," as the English women would say. The American uses a more objectionable word when she calls It "genteel." The girl takes music lessons, and a piano must be bought. Her children have playfellows who dress well, and she would not have her little ones seem mean or shabby. Everybody who is anybody has two parlors. Our house wife would do her own washing and Ironing, and take in "Bhopwork" pri vately yest and sit up late at night to do It rather than not have the pair of useless, dreary rooms on her first floor that go by that name. She lives, for the most part, in the basement. Her work Is there, and the semi-cellar used aa the dining-room is tha family parlor when there is bo company. It keeps tho children's dirt In ono place Instead of letting It be strewed nil over tho house; It Is cool In summer and warm In winter, nnd from her afternoon sewing chair by the front windows she can have an eye on "tho girl" and the girl's com pany. I wonder, sometimes, what would bo the effect upon our bustling, worried housewife were she to determine, once for all, just what her sphere In life is, and make up her mind to fulfill the station to which God has called her before straining and panting to climb to a higher. When will we study tho old, sadly truo,nnd neglected lesson that It Is not the duty or trial of to day that wears us out, but planning and hoping and dreading for to-mor-' row? The horse dragging a street piano along the main thoroughfare of a large New England city was so evidently in adequate to his task that people turned and looked at It. Some laughed It was a funny sight to them to see such n raw-boned, half-starved rat of n horse dragging the gaudy Instrument, with a fnt man tramping sturdily along be side It but others looked serious. Something ought to bo done about it. Tho' thing wns an outrage, and why did not tho police attend to It? But whether they smiled or frowned, no body took any definite action. Two yoUng men came along tho side walk together. They looked at the spectacle in disgust, but were going on their way like the others, when one of them hesitated, and then stop ped abruptly. "Why doesn't somebody get that fat villain's name, and have the society that looks after animals take that beast away from him?" ho demanded sharply to his companion. The othor smiled. "Why don't you?" he asked, perti nently. "Well, why don't I?" The other drew a long breath. "Because I'm afraid of having the crowd call me a 'butter-In.', That's tho trouble with most of us. I wouldn't be afraid to stand up in front of any man in sight In an out-and-out fight; and as for that man, either of us could turn him over and spank him without taking our coats off. But we're all afraid of being considered chicken-hearted." "Right you are, Billy," agreed his companion. "But I don't see just what you're going to do about it." "What I am going to do about it," exclaimed Billy, "Is to kick myself across the street, and take the first steps toward separating that man from his horse! And I'm not going to let myself care a snap who sees me doing It." True to his determination, the young man strode across the street and stop ped tho procession. A moment later, and a little crowd of Interested spec tators concealed him from his com panion. The crowd grew. Presently it attracted the attention of a distant policeman, who hurried up and forced his way into it. There were signs of lively discussion; then the crowd melt ed, and Billy rejoined his companion. "That horse," he remarked, trium phantly, "Is now going to be handed over to the society that takes care or 'em. I felt like a fool while I waa doing it, but I'm glad I did It." For many long, terrible years the United States has been sweltering un der the yoke of the tyranny of servants. With waiters, parlor car porters, cooks, maids and even barbers In their pres ent advanced condition, what man has- ' not felt the mailed hand of tho mighty? Walters have withered us, porters have petrified us, barbers have bullied us, maids have mystified us and cooks, have cooked us until all the fight ha been taken out of us. And until now we have been looking for another Lin coln In vain. Hope, however, has come at last. A hungry patient of a Chicago restau rant became Impatient the other day at the slowness of the' waiter. Ah, how many of us have felt that Impa tience and remained supine, the Wash-. ington Post says. But this Chicago man was mado In heroic mold. He did not beckon timidly to the waiter and feebly remonstrate. He did not send for the head waiter, who would have given him an icy reproof. He did not send for the proprietor and go through the usual argument. None of that for this man. He waB n hero, a pioneer, a Harriet Beecher Stowe, only his way the way of deeds rather than words. Ho simply pro ceeded to "clean out', tho placo, throw ing dishes at the waiter, knocking chairs to right and loft, kicking the head waiter In tho shins, and giving tho proprietor a cuff on the neck for luck. And In the police court the next day tha magistrate, with the light of a zealot In his eyes, regarded tho pris oner as the leader of a great and wondrous movement out of darkness, He leaned over the bench, listening sympathetically to his story. He nodded in appreciation, punctuating the dra matic recital with ecstatic "ahs" and "ohs." And at the end he drew him self up in his chair on the bench and sonorously decreed; "It is not neces sary to wait longer than a reasonable time for an order to be filled." To such men as this magistrate and the Chicago diner the world owes a' tremendous debt. To such a man as Senator 8tone, of Missouri, who actu ally cowed a Pullman porter, the world should take off its green plush bat and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." They are the leaders In a great na tional movement toward the abolition of the new slavery. Who will say now that the twentieth century may not breed a man with courage to outface a cook? A- V ".' '. ..14 "K ? A ii&i."iiJ tsyy, JCirftS ii ;