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S MFT VV 'VI , ,j. ... , V J CnttrM at StMiitf CMsa Matter Oetektr Jl, IB8. at the Past Offlaa aMMaage. HHnata, umlar Aet at MareH 3r 1879 INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' Enteral aa StaaiM' Class Matter October II, 1889, at Mia Pee. Offlee at CMeaie, HHnata, Nft-ar Aat af Mara 3re 189 I TWENTY-FIRST YEAR, NO. 19 CHICAGO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1910.-TWELVE PAGES. MNOIiB COPT ofiSSy yHOLE NUMBER 1,060 riVBJ .-sj.mi -' -- j1kw em. A f I-' ,v; n .... F t5 : o i-1 i r , WON Firemen Will Also Have to Wait Until the Fifth of the Month for Wages. ' The Boys Who Have the Easy Snaps Will All Get Their Pay Before the - " First,' '. ' ' But' Men Who Protect Life and Property off Citizens This Will Back Up on tho Butchers, Grocers and Other Trades People Patronized by Bluccoats. Chicago's brave firemen and police men will not bo paid on or before tho first of the month any more. The fellows who havo soft Bnaps will be paid first and tho policemen and firemen will have to wait until Ihe fifth for their money. V Small tradesmon and others that the mon of these two great depart ments do .bualnaaa..wlthrwUUhava.--wolt"for tholr money, thfU'a all. Heroes are of no account In the Comptroller's office By tho way, we would like to know what the suppressed portion of the Merrlam report said about tho Comu trailer's office, anyway. It must be awfully busy when It has to keep Bremen and policemen waiting for live days for tholr hard earned money. Alderman Bornard-Snow, who repre sents one of tho Arctic wards, sprung this surprlso at tho City Council moot ing on Monday night. Alderman .Snow, you know, Is chair man of tho Council Flnanco Commit tee. V - The firemen and patrolmen have had enough Snow to deal with In Chicago all winter But they are now frosted by tho ronl Snow. After Aid'. Snow had announced the chilling fact thnt our fire and pollco forces would not be paid until five days aftor their money was due, Aid. Edward F. Cullorton came forward In behalf of the city employes. "By holding back five days pay of the different employes," said Aid. Cullerton, "tho controller has on hand $100,000 that has beon earned by the employes. It works a hardship, and ' la unjust nnd Illegal. The police and fire departments should bo, paid tho balanco of their salaries." As Mayor Busse was calling for n voto on tho motion ordering the change, Aid. Snow nrose and said: "I understand, Aid. Culloiton, that you want tho llremen nnd policemen paid up to tho first of each month?" "Vob. sir, that Is what I want," said Aid. Cullerton. "All right, theni-Jf you will Untvo It to the Flnanco Commltteo I will see ,thnt tho firemen and pollcomon are paid up to the first of each month. It. takes five days' tlmo to get tho do tails of tho payroll In slinpo, and so the men will be paid horoafter on tho nth of each month, tho Flnanco Committee will ogrco with me." Aid. Culloiton acquiesced, und Aid. Snow thus smoothed tho matter ovor, leaving tho genornl situation tho same, and simply njovlng tho pay day live days further Into tho month. Aid. Emerson also presented an or der relatlvo to tho pay of municipal employes, asking that they be paid twice u month. The order was a blow intended nt loan sharks. Tho ordor directed that on and after March 1 next the pay days of all city employes ' shall be on tho 5th and 20th days of each month. His order also was re ferred to the Flnanco Commltteo, Mayor Buaae returned without his approval the ordinance passed last week for the creation of a Bureau of Publicity and Information. Ho sug gested that the vote by which It was passed be reconsidered. "The language of certain sections of the ordinance, It seems to me," said the mayor, "Is open to a construction that might result at some future time In. the head of the bureau becoming a hindrance rather than a help is the T PAY POLICE Must Wait Until the Others Are Helped. efficient and consistent administration of some departments as well as In the work of tho City Council Itself." Aid. Foreman moved for a reconsid eration of the vote, and It was sent back to tho judiciary committee, where it probably will be killed. Maxwell Edgar, as secretary of tho Illinois Democratlo .League, petl- Ltloned4i6councll.totnkesteps.to. provldo an assembly hall with a seat ing capacity, for 10,000 porsons, and suggested that It1 be provided for In tho new city hall. Aid. Egan Introduced an ordinance licensing cold storugo plants, nnd Aid. Scully Ihtroduced'a resolution direct ing that the commltteo on health bo authorized to make an Investigation to ascertain tho cnu3o of present high prices of foodstuffs. Aid. Egan's ordlnanco requires tnni all boxes, parcels, packages of fruits, game," poultry, eggs, llali, meats and farm or gardon produce In cold Btor ago shall bear tho date of storage, and that this stamp shall not bo removed. A license fco of $1,000 nnd a bond of $5,000 with Inspection by tho Health Department nt cortttln Inter vals are Included in tho ordinance. Professor Merry Man says that tho City Hall grafting Is due to the fact that "good men" do not vote. As most of the big grafters in the City Council come from rich and "respectable" wards, Inhabited by "good men." we think the Merry Man has another guess coming. Who represents the Western Elec tric at the City Hall? Those dignifying electric signs must get oft of all tho down town streets. A grand stand ptoy for Madison and State streets won't do. Take them all off. Tho wator ways schomo will remain diy, but tho rest of tho country will keep wet. Petitions for the repeal of the cor poration tax law are pouring In, and, while cnseB to test tho constitution ality of tho law aro Influencing many who aro opposed to Its enforcement to nwalt tho court's decision boforo mak ing known tholr opposition, the memo rials show that among representative business organizations there Is a strong sentiment not friendly to tho law. Tho position of the Illinois Man ufacturers' Association has been re peutedly stated, and correspondence conducted with that association with commercial organizations throughout the country has brought numerous protosts against the law. The following from the Dally News of Wednesday would Indicate that John C. Fetzer is, as everybody thought, clean as a whistle, and that there Is a nigger In the railroad woodpile: "One of the most amazing stories of graft, bribery and official corruption that this country hoB ovfir, heard will be brought1 to light If the road puts these men on trial, charged with de frauding It through real estate tran sactions," a man who la familiar with the lMlde workings of railroads In Chicago declared, to-day. v "The thousands of dollars which the, road Pld for real estate ln'exceaa of what tho owners of tho property re ceived for their land, went to mako up an Immense 'slush fund.' It did not go Into tho pockets of the thrco men accused. Mr. Fetzer bought real estate and sold It to tho road at a profit. Ho Is not an employe of tho road, but In the real estate business and that Is perfectly proper.v But the price which the road actually paid for property was much less than what its books allege waa paid. ' The differ once went Into the 'slush fund.' "For Instance, If the road bought a piece of property for $100,000, It would charge oS $120,000, and the $20,000 want to where It, would do the roost good. Tae men who are back of these HRKlW-H-H-1KlKflMZ TT------------H OTl.''.'-: v:K?' m$ 'f jtiBiBiBi SrSV 3M& liiiiiiiiH yt.&Ffirv a----------------u) ' ,. i Im. 4sb-$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$I :: wKKKw iH Wwm -" ttjtiMSBffilkWmw kkkkkkkkkkkkH bmii t ;, s ;VLif'PsWBBB5aH-0 IIIIIIIIIH Hpfi IskSHf H kkkkkkkkkkkH " M B 0i m kkkkkkkkkkkki ' 'kkkkkkkkkkkH suits know this, and that Is why no complaint has been signed. They aro. afraid. "Any one who wants to can look up the taxes which the lond Is paying. They were reduced at Springfield. The state board cf equalization saw fit to do that." There seems to be a disposition In many quarters to criticise Bernard J. Mullaney, the mayor's secretary. Tho Eagle has had occasion to criticise Mr. Mullaney, and tbatjwns at the begin ning of Mayor Dulse's term, when somo of the personal mannerisms of Mr. Mullaney at that time wcro not making him friends'. But The Eagle, while 'frank to criticise anyone and everyone whom It thinks deserving of It, at the same tlmq believes in being just. It has naturally been a close ob server of Mr. Mullanoy's official con duct during tho three years now draw ing, to a close, nnd In view of present criticism, believes It, onty fair and just to say that In 'Us opinion his official conduct has been without n blemish. Moro than that, it believes D. J. Mul laney to be a true and loyal friend of Mayor Fred A. Bussc, which Is moro than can bo said of' somo of his carp ing critics. Friday, March 4th, Is the dato se lected by tho Republican leaders for tho nldcrmnnlc primaries to bo held upon. At n meeting of the county commltteo at headquarters, 7G Fifth avenue, held on Monday, It was an nounced that the official rail will bo Issued February 17th, the last day posslblo under tho law. Ward committeemen wero Instructed to map out their primary districts and set the dates tor tho ward conven tions. Each district Is to?conslst or not less than two voting precincts nor moro than seven, and to Include not more than 800 party voters. It Is ex pected that most of tho conventions will bo hold either on the evening of March 4th or somo tlmo the following day. ' The Republican county Committee nt H4, LLkkkkkkkkkkV m kkkkkkkkkkkkkl WA8HINQTON PORTER, Prominent and Progressive Citizen, Its meeting paid tribute to the mem ory of Fatbor Thomas P, Hodnett, who died Saturday, and appointed a com mittee to attend the funeral, The com mittee consisted of Roy O, West, Ho mer If. Galpln and Joseph F, Haaa. The drys are liable to gat wat. DRY They Seem Sunday If They Think that Chicago Is Like St. Louis and Wants Sunday Closing They Are Fooled. The Fanatics Are Working Hard to Got the Local Option Feature on tho Spring Ballot, If They Can Get Names Enough. And When They Do Get The pcoplo who aro trying to Intro duce the Missouri Sunday closing law Into Chicago und make this town nn other 8t. Louis by enforcing It are hard nt work. We don't bellevo that they will ac complish anything. ' They had only to get 61,000 registered voters to sign the petitions out of 400,000 on the poll lists. They haye been at work for four months and have not succeeded. The I, A. B, tabs and tho Forgotten tabs have been aiding them. So have various other agencies for the encouragement of thirst. All of the society element of Chicago " v m ANN Determined to Force Closing on the People Next Spring. It On They Will All the Polls Without Don) who llvo in seven-story flat bi nnd laugh nt Roosevelt's Idi suicide arc out-to down.' Hum nnd closo tho hu on Sundays. .V, They wouldn't slgn'.pit tno divorce courts St. Louis Suiujisfjlng methods will not bo toMHHWfChlcngo. Tho FaiiuUaa-aEBaVcelvcd permis sion to station women at clovated sta tions to solicit signatures to their Sunday closing petitions. But that Is all tho good It will do them. Chicago has too much sense to "go dry" on Sunday nnd Is not n Puritan city anyway. It gets so much good beer from Chi cago, Milwaukee, La Crosso nnd Fort Wnyno browcrles and imported Gcr- twin beers that It needs Sunday to take good caic of It. Besides, Sunday is tho poor man's dny of rest nnd as tho Holy Book says, "Tho Sabbath was imulo for man, and not man for tho Sabbath." The Ann Hlzois nnd other distrib utors of "temperance" tracts may seo money In vast aiens of dry territory, but tho wise people of Chicago do not. People who llvo In dry spots In Chi cago aro not hnppy. Facts about these deserts speak for themselves: The Evnnston Clnms hnvo to go twelve, miles to wot up nnd they feel mighty dry when they get homo nnd nway from the high tide. Tho Edgowator Bonks hate the sight of a saloon, luvo Ann Hlzcr and llvo In a dry territory whenover they nro at home, But thoy always vote against abolishing tho bnrs In their clubs. The Hyde Park Thirsts nro notori ous for their lovo of blind pigs and fcol disconsolate If they hnvo not n drug store on the next corner to tholr homes. But they wnnt tho saloons closed on Sunday. The Oak Park Swans can't got nway from water when It rains. But thoy tnko tho other stuff Internally and rnrry it homo from Chlcngo In tholr BlfliH, They mo ngnlnst tho Sunday saloon. Tlio Ann lllzor nights nro vory much opposed to saloons. The exist ence of saloons Interferes with tho good old Ann Hlzcr prlnclplo of leav ing n True Tcmpornnco tract In overy household In dry territory. Tho peoplo nio slowly nwakenlng to tho danger which threatens of a dry Sunilny and the closing of summer gardens nnd other plnccs of Innocent reci cation and rest for tho poor man and his' family. Ann IIIor and Cnrrlo Nation wero long nt work In Missouri. Tho lesult Is that tho peoplo of St. Louis and Knnsns City and tho other big towns of tho state havo to lay In a supply of bottled goods on Saturday night to keep them from dy ing of lonesomoness on Sunday, Tho Harvester Trust's "(loop wator ways" Is getting somo awful ciacks. Lawrence V, Shotman, president of tho Illinois Stato Board of Adminis tration and former lieutenant govornar of that stato, believes In tho suprem acy, for tho present nt least, of good public highways. In a speech before the Automobile Club of America, at tho Waldorf-Astoria, In New York, he pointed out that the $2O,00O,q0O lately voted to "scoop out an endless avalanche of mud In Illinois would build 4,000 miles of hard roads at iUsflmRVl5,000 a WAatHe - - - --- i' mjwysar-ens. -rrr' i . i v Lfcfons to closet JWW HIZERS the Get Beantitiill); Left at mile." I nother, ways also expressed his preference fonjsood roads over inland water ways. m Mr. Sherman snoko on "Mo Power." It was whllo referring to Ifl '-l AtL ri JBJJr W Advantages good roads offer to auto ' mpblll8t8 nnd othors who travel on twfieel that he brought In tho allusion lb the water way question. "A mania jwseesscsn goodjnnny pcoplo about Inland rivers as n rem edy for many Ills," ho said. "Among them Is tho regulation of railroads. "Tho deep inland water way schemes nro aquatic dreams. Visions of gulf steamers majestically riding fresh water waves through western corn llells nro baseless fabric for bond Is sues of millions. Tho only realities visible at tho end of such experiences nro written souvenirs bearing tho tax collectors' gcnulno signatures. "Taxation Is tho most jealously guarded of all governmental powers. Suddenly n loud clamor nroBo that tho government and tho stato shovel mud out of our Inland rivers. Tight listed ns wo aro about taxes, we voted to buy tho most colossal gold brick over handed out to Illinois. If tho stato legislature would keop us fiom em barking on the unknown sea of pub lic expenditure for such purposes it would Insure tho stnto genoral amnes ty for past offenses, If any, nnd for giveness for tho futuro could bo given by tho people." Democratic primaries or Alderman will bo held on Monday, March 3d, ono day before tho Republican. Anton J. Cermnk Is making a fines record both In .the Legislature and In tho City Council. Ann lllzor nnd tho Truo Temper ance Crowd from Missouri nro deter mined to mako a dry spot out of Chl cngo, It is said. But thoy can't do It. .ludgo Lnndls piovos that tho law still lives. Tho voters will cloud up and rain on tho drys. Loop platforms nro too shoit. Tho drys aro petitioning. Alderman Jacob Hoy has tho peoplo with him in his light on bubbly cicek water, Tho Ilarvestor Trust Is running things with a high hnnd. In tho meantime tho Sunday closing fanatics aro getting ready to forco a fight In tho spring. They will bo sorry when It is over, Harvester Trust politics won't do. The basic principle of tho trust Is for the good of some of some of the peoplo at the expense of all of tho peo ple. Tho broweiH paid two-thirds of tho Internal revenue taxes In Illinois last year. Pellagra Is 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 . -. r J.1. U ,. tMA&$te&l&