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The creation of a Harbor Depart ment, In charge of a commissioner ap pointed by the Mayor, to supervise all dock and harbor matters, and protect the shipping Interests of Chicago; also the appointment of a harbor engineer and an advisory board of seven to co- operate with the latter. 4. Enabling powers from the Legis lature for the construction and opera tion of municipal harbor facilities, greater powers for the condemnation of land for harbor purposes, and the exemption of bonds from the debt limit, where such bonds are Issued for i e venue-producing Improvements. At the City Council meeting Mon day night, definite steps toward re claiming for the city and the South Park, system made lands along the south shore, valued In the neighbor hood of 1500,000, were taken by the City Council, and will be followed by others affecting the north shore In a short time. The council adopted an order direct ing tho Mayor to appoint a "reclama tion," commission to take tho necessary court action to establish the rights of the city principally to at least twenty II vo acres of made land valued In the neighborhood of 20,000 an acre. This land, according to Alderman Long, Is without doubt the property of either the city or the South Park Board, hav ing been made by the dumpings Into the lake between a rant Park and 70th street. Alderman Long Bald that the Cor poration Counsel and himself had col lected evidence sufficient to establish that the present holders of the land are trespassers and urges Instant legal steps. The Mayor appointed Alderman Long, Corporation Counsel Brundago and Health Commissioner Evans as " the commission. The action of 'tho council is con- fldered the first real step In the fight o reclaim the entire water front for the city and park boards. For months and months.piellmlnary work has been going on, but last night's action shows that the city will at once start suit .for rbcovery of land which is con sidered only a small portion of that which Is held illegally along tho lake shore. The Mayor started what Is consider ed a popular movement to allow each ward to spend Us own contributions to the wheel tax funds for street repairs, II, IMt. at Mm Pest Marali 3rt. 117 NO. 18 Out. 7V In a comparative statement submitted to the council the Mayor showed that some wards that pay heavily to the wheel tax get but little for street re pairs, while others that contribute lightly get a large amount. For Instance, the Ninth Ward last year paid over $10,000 and got but $100 for street repairs, while the Seventh Ward, which contributed f 16, 000, was tho beneficiary to the extent of $40,000 In street repairs. The chief executive believes a more equitable dis bursement of the fund can be made, and the finance committee will have a chance to Indorse his Ideas. Chicago's tax levy, for municipal, 8chool Board and Public Library' ex penses this year will be $32,704,487.41, as compared with $33,044,589 for 1009. Included In the list which was Intro duced is an Item for $43L15.60 for the establishment of n muulclpal tubercu losis sanitarium. More than one-half, or $18,302,175, will be devoted to the maintenance of the Board of Education. Included In the remainder Is $1,388,471.25 for the payment of Judgments aud interest on debt. Wlth'tax list approved by the coun cil, Comptroller Wilson will begin the Issuance of tax warrants for $2,787,000 for current expenses. These bear In terest of 4 per cent. For Its bank de posits the city receives 2 per cent In terest, aud In one or two Instances 2 ',4 per cent. Mayor Busse almost has completed a tabulation showing the receipts and expenditures of the city bj wards. Tho figures were discussed by the Mayor, members of his cabinet and several aldermen and are u preliminary step In the campaign for the $12,000,000 bond Issue. Certain wards where op position to the passage of tho Issue is expected, will, It Is thought, fuvor It when It U shown what a small amount of revenue Is derived from It in comparison with the benefits It re ceives. The tabulation also will be used to bring before the attention of the as sessors the taxes pnld by each of the thirty-five wards, tho population of each and the valuo of" tho property. Official. Indorsement of tho project to hold an International municipal congress and exposition In Chicago In the fall of 1911 was unanimously glvon by the council. The action was taken at tho suggestion of the Chicago As sociation of Commerco through Mayor Busse, to whom It was sent by tho con vention bureau division of tho asso ciation. The date of the project has not been definitely determined, but It will bo In either September or October, 1911. Representatives of the Chicago Asso ciation of Commerce who, have charge of the arrangements are: Joseph CHICAGO SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1910. Basch, Chairman; Charles A. Stevens, Mason ' B. Starring, Edwin 8. Con way, William C. Vlerbuchen, Charles F. Ounther, William Relss, Dr. .1. B. McFatrlch, Stewart Spalding and Curt M- Treat. City Electrician Carroll transmitted a report on bids made by the City Fuel and the Alwart Bros.' Coal Com panies for supplying eight electrical stations with coal In January. Febru ary and March. Neither of these com panies, he said, had compiled strictly with the specifications, but ho recom mended the awarding of the whole contract to the City Fuel Company. By splitting the contract, he said, there win ne a ainerencer . "Taking everything Into considera tion," Mr. Carroll says, "and especially the present condition of railroad trans portation, together with the City Fuel Company's guarantee to furnish coal that will have sufficient value to oper ate the city plants, I recommend and request that tho council pass the order without reference to a committee, such action being necessary, as there Is practically but one bidder for tho wholo supply of coal required to heat and operate our plants to April 1, 1910." Tho City Fuel Company's bid was $1,833.50. Tho letter and order were referred to the flnanco committee. John C. ChVistensen, former assist ant deputy building commissioner, who was discharged January 23, 1909, al though under no charges at tho time, submitted a claim for $793.15 duo as salary. He was without work until May 17th, when he was appointed con struction superintendent of the Board of Education. The claim was referred to the finance committee, Alderman Rending In nn order di recting action by the Commissioner of Public Works, disclosed an npparont attempt by a corporation to occupy a city street without- right. Tho con cern is tho Sherwin-Williams Company and It is said to havo erected a board fence across One Hundred and Fif teenth street two weeks ago, shutting It oft from Lake Calumet. It was re ferred to the local Industries commit tee. Alderman Cermak Introduced two or ders prohibiting the sale by1 the drug gists of liquors. The ordinance creating tho bureau of publicity and Information with a chief at $5,000 a year was passed with out the least opposition., It was ex- INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINQS, NEUTRAL 4MIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1 " CnSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBflPBBBBBBBBBBBBi 'fiBXiBBBBBBBBBBKfeBBBBBBBH rsotLbbbbbbbbbbbHNIbbbbbbbH L '39iBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBk hETBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTBTH ;K!KbbbbbbbbbH - -4b1bbbbbbbbbbbHbbbbbbH w- iSibbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbH Vf2BBiBBBBBBBBBBBHiiiBBBBBBBBBBBl A.v'-toIbbHKEbbbbbbMbbbbbbbbH 'KLbIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbH V tBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBTBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBa HARRY R. GIBBONS, Popular Manufacturer, Talked Of for Mayor. pected that there would be a fight on the ordinance, but Alderman Dover's motion to pass It in the omnibus was carried unanimously. The Democrats could not name a more popular man for mayor than honest, big-hearted Harry Gibbons. How did Jake Loeb come to be ap pointed attorney for the receiver of the Stensland bank? The Eagle has received several queries by mall to this effect, and Its own curiosity Is stimulated by u circular letter it re ceived Wednesday from the State Board of Pardons. Tills circular letter states, among many other Interesting things, which we may refer to In the future, that $1,100,000 In good notes, secured by mortgages, were sacrificed for $700,000 and .that the depositors thus lost $400,000 they might other wise have been paid, and that the de positors got 85 per cent of their money back, anyway. As Mr. Loeb was the legal adviser of tho recolvor, Is It fall to Jump on 'the receiver aud not upon the mun pnld to advise him? How much was Mr. Loeb paid for his great services in this matter? We pause for a reply. Judge Landls proves that tho law still lives. Alderman TonfScufTy is right In demanding a city Investigation of high prices. Attention of city employes Is form ally called to the new plan of segre gating accounts followed In the 1910 appiopilatlon bill by a letter sent to all department heads by Mayor Busso. The letter Is in accordance with a sug gestion of Alderman B. W. Snow, chair man of tho Council Flnanco Commit tee. It contains excerpts from the statutes and municipal code. Emphasis Is laid on the section which fixes a penalty of $10,000 fine on any city official who contracts for 'or expends a greater amount of money than Is provided for that specific pur pose in the appropriation bill. The departments are warned that they must IN NONE.' - TWELVE PAGES. keep, detailed accounts of all expendi tures and that no transfers of funds will be made. Registration day for the spring elec tion will be on Tuesday, March, 15, The drys are petitioning. Chief Steward has done a wise thing In stiengthenlng the force of patrol men. Lengthen tho loop platforms. Ex-Alderman D. K. Pearsons, of tho First ward, would do more for hu manity If -ho gave his millions for model lodging houses Instead of col leges. If he did this ho would help tho college graduate at his finish di stend of at his start. There are rumors of nn early re organization of the tire department. Alderman Jncob Hoy has the pcoplo with him In his light on bubbly cieek water. Tom N. Donnelly, tho popular dia mond merchant, would mako a good County Treasurer. If tho Democrats nominate him ho will win hands down. Loop platforms ure too short. James Q. Condon was elected presi dent of the Iroquois Club Tuesday at the annual meeting of the organiza tion. There was only one ticket "In tho Held. Mr. Condon succeeds Major Edgar D. Tolmnn In tho office. The other officers chosen wore: Vlco Presidents, North Sldo-John 8. Coapor, Marvin E. Unrnhnrt and James A. Brady. Vlco Presidents, South Side Wil liam Rothman, Morton A. Morgentholm and James Whitney Hall. Vlco Presidents, West Side Charles J. Voplcka, William II. Arthur and Wil liam II. Darnum. Recording Secretary E. D. Frnzor. Corresponding Secretary A. F, Reichmann, Treasurer Otto Kubln, Following the election the annual dinner was served, at which addresses were made by the, newly-elected officers. VftPMgSr WHOLE NUMBER 1,059 THE DRY ANN HIZERS Are Determined to Intro duce Missouri Methods Here If Possible. Anti-Saloon League Has Women at Most of the Elevated Stations Securing Signers. It Claims to Have Enough Names Now to Place Sunday Closing on Ballot, So that a Lively Campaign on This Impor tant Subject For Not Much Likelihood that tho Fanatics Will Suc ceed in Sluking Chicago Another St. Louis. St. Louis Sunday closing methods will not be tolerated In Chicago. The Fanatics have received permis sion to station women at elevated sta tions to solicit signatures to their Sunday closing petitions. But that Is all the good it will do them. Chicago has too much sense to "go dry" on Sunday' and Is not a Puritan city anyway. It gets so much good beer from Chi cago, Milwaukee, La Crosse and Fort Wayne breweries that it needs Sun day to take good care of It. Besides, Sunday Is the poor man's day of rest and as the Holy Book says, "The Sabbath was made for mnn, and not man for the Sabbath." The Ann Hlzers and other distrib uters of "temperance" tracts may see money In vast areas of dry territory, but tho wise people of Chicago do not. People who live in dry spots in Chi cago are not happy. Facts about these deserts speak for themselves: The Evanston Clams havo to go twelve miles to wet up and they feel mighty dry when they get homo and away from tho high tide. The Edgewater Soaks hate tho sight of a saloon, love Ann Hlzer and live In n dry territory whenever thoy nro nt home. Hut they always vote against abolishing the bars In their clubs. The Hyde Park Thirsts are notori ous for their love of blind pigs and feel disconsolate If thoy havo not a drug store on tho next corner to their homes. Rut they wnnt tho saloons closed on Sunday. The Oak Park Swans enn't get away from water when It rains. Hut thoy take tho other stuff Internally and carry It homo from Chicago In their skins. They nro against tho Sunday saloon. Tho Ann Hler Frights nro very much opposed to saloons. The exist ence of saloons Interferes with tho good old Ann Hlzor prlnclplo of leav ing n Truo Tompernnco tract In every household In dry territory. The people nro slowly nwnkenlng to the danger which threatens of a dry Sunday and the closing of summer gardens and othor places of Innocent recreation and rest for tho poor man and his family. Ann Hlzer and Carrie Nation woio long nt work In Mtsbmul. Tho icsult Is that tho pcoplo of St. Louis nnd Kansas City nnd tho other big towns of tho state havo to lay It) a supply of bottled goods on Saturday night to keep them from dy ing of loncsomoncss on Sunday, Tho proposed plan of the United States government to build a great outer harbor for Chicago will not Enters aa taaaatf Claaa Mattar aataaar II, UM. at Ma Mat Offlaa at CMaaia, immM.iuia'ar Aat af Marah 3rs 117 May Be Looked Soon. . change the plans or Alderman Charles Foell, chairman of tho River and Har bor Committee of tho City Council, who Is iircparlng an ordinance for tho construction of docks, piers etc., in tho Interests of James A. Pugh and the Chicago Docks 6 Canal Company. "We hope .that the government will built a harbor for Chicago," said Al derman Foell, "and I bellovo that an appropriation for the purpose will bo passed (soon. However, the plans of the government for building an outer harbor will not Interfere In any way with tho ordinance I nm preparing for docks and piers." Ann Hlzer and the Truo Temper ance Crowd from Missouri are deter mined to make a dry spot out of Chi cago, It Is said. But thoy can't do it. Tho voters will cloud up nnd rain on the drys. How to provide "perfect ventilation" for theaters, department stores, officii buildings, churches and tonemeuts was the problem discussed Tuesday beforo a suu-commlttce of the City CouncU'H building committee by Health Com missioner W. A. Evans, Stato Fac tory Inspector Da vies, former Health Commissioner Itojnolds, Professor Wlnslow of Columbia University, and a number of other sanitarians, if tho amendments aio adopted by tho City Council tho maximum temperature of buildings will bo fixed nt OS. A apo dal i ('commendation provides that there shall bo ten paits of carbon dioxide to every 10,000 parts of air In public buildings. The drys nre liable to get wet. Aid. William E. Dover of tho Seven teenth ward was on the program of tho Knights of Columbus entertain ment nt Lourdcs hall, Ravenswood, to speak about "Chicago's Municipal Pro gicbs," He opened his tomarks by ex plaining that tho commltteo and not ho was responsible for tho title. Ho said ho was not suro that there had been any "municipal pi ogress," nnd asked that his nudlenco label his re mniks "Municipal Piobloius" instead. Tho principal part of his talk re toned to the stieet railway system, as history, nnd to tho foui teen-foot ship canal, ns prophecy. Ho believed, ho said, tho disposition of tho latter could bo lorecast by what has been dono with the former. "I'd llko to toll ou nil I know," ho said, "and all I bellovo to ho true, but I can't, out of regard for my Job and my political future, "The wholo fault In the matter Is In ' V, . .', I. ... Lf.. .I" . V. - ... V. J . Krf.