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m Cnterrt m MwM Class Matter OsHMr II, Itlt. at the feet erriM at cmmi. mmeia, miter t f moth art, iwt "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING, NEUTRAL IN NONE.1 enters at imiK Mass Matter ataker II, iMi, at the Feat efflee at Meaje, HHaala, m4r Art af Marak 3rt 117 I ' CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JUlE 4, 1910.-TWELVE PAGES. TWENTY-FIRST YEAR, NO. 36 IlfOLB sVURS? WHOLE NUMBER 1,077 tit, ISf5ir35i5w55S5J Mffcjf ( Jew if smmnhL Clj i cn a d iEc In a I c. LraYsTsTsTsTsrsr Mssw & . f r r ils':. i jr. 5ft BUSSE BOOMS IT A Great Boulevard Scheme to Connect the West Park System with the Lake Front Is Under Way. Neglect of the West Side Will Have Become a Thing of the Past in the Near Future. ' The Mayor Gives a Dinner to Aldermen and Prominent Citizens Who Are Intested in the Move ment and Who Will Help. This Will Complete Chicago's Park System in the People of the Biggest Division The West Side Is not going to be Isolated any longer if Mayor Busse can help It. , The Mayor wants a big boulevard built along 12th street that will run from the west parka to the lake front. In furtherance of this plan. the Mayor gave a dinner at the Red Star Inn Tuesday night to a number of .aldermen and prominent citizens. Mayor Busse, Chairman Wacker and various aldermen expressed their views and a committee was appointed to devise methods for bringing tho subject to the attention of the ,beo nle. It Is the Intention to hold meet ings throughout the West Side wards, 1 at which stereoptlcon views or tne proposed plan will be shown. In an Interview Charles H. Wacker, chairman of the Chicago plan com mission, said: "The meeting was called by Mayor Busse for the purpose of conferring with . the West Side aldermen and' learning the sentiment of the, people. The making of 12th street a great general thoroughfare, adequate for all purposes, Is the first step toward carrying to completion the plan of Chicago. It appears to be the easiest of accomplishment and to offer the least possible objection. Its Improve ment will be an object lesson, and we '.believe that Its development will be 'followed by the opening of Halsted T8treet as a great north and south thoroughfare. Other features of the i plan will be realized In' sequence, It is expected. I "The West Side has been neglected too long and our purpose Is to push immediate Improvements In that aec tlon of the city. Eventually It will 'be a civic center, a focal pqlnt of municipal actlvltsfs. It can be Im proved now at a minimum cost. Its 'property values can be Increased more than 100 per cent within a few- years 4t advantage is taken of the present altnaiion. "OUr first task accomplished, we believe that citizens will compel the .Improvement of Halsted street from J2th 'street to Chicago 'avenue. We then shall have a great square bound ed by Michigan avenuo, 12th street, Halsted street and Chicago avenuo. Then will follow the other great Im provements north, west and south, until the completed plan will be real ized and Chicago shall stand as tho greatest olty of the world." Tho following committee was named to undertake the publicity work In connection with Chicago plan commis sion: Aid. JoMn Powers, chairman; Den nis J,,Egnn, Thomas P. Scully, Ed ward F. Cullerton, Michael Zlmmer, Arthur W. Fulton, John J. Brennan, William J, Healey, James B. Bowler, John P. Stewart, Mlchaol Kenna and George F, Harding;' Albert F. Keeney, president of the Board of Local Im provements, and Eugene H. Dupee, assistant corporation counsel, Chairman Powers announced that he would call a meeting of the com mittee within a few days, and it Is expected that 'this will be followed by n call for several ward meetings, at which oil features of the proposed improvement and the general fplan Will be submitted. Among those present were: Mayor Busse, Charles II. Wacker, chairman of theChlcago plan cqmmlsslou; vWal ter rf.-Wlfsori;vClty Comptroller; Ber 4wU & . MullMiey, Commissioner pf Public Works; Oscar Hebel, Albert F. Keeney, Eugene H. Dupee, George' Mason, attorney for the Board of Lo cal Improvements; Frank T. Fowler, Superintendent of Streets; Alderman George F. Harding, Wilson Shufelt, William J. Prlngle, Dennis J. Egan, Thomas F. Scully, Anton J. Cermak, Michael Zlmmer, Arthur W. Fulton, James R. Buckley, .John P. Stewart, Charles M. Foell, Francis W. Taylor, Bernard W. Snow, John J. Brennan. William SJ. Healey, John Powers, James B. Bowler and Edward J, Brun dage, Corporation Counsel. Chicago has too many "reforms" ac cording to President Frederick H. Raw son of the Union Trust Company, who delivered an interesting address on the needs' of the city before the Cook Coun ty Real Estate Board on Tuesday, "fyo doubt many of the Investiga tions are well meant and have done good," he satd, "but to my mind It 'a moro tho fault of the system than tho '!eop!e who are now endeavoring to carry out ourobscure and ambiguous laws. "The agitation caused by the various reform committees Is most detrimental to the financial credit of this city, It frightens away Investors and capital and discredits our commonwealth In the eyes of the world. If affairs are as serious as these various critics would have us believe, Immediate steps should be taken- to remedy the evil; but It they are only trifles enlarged for the aggrandizement of those re formers composing the committees, ev ery effort should be made to discour age such reports." The theme assigned Mr. Rawson was real estate from n banker's standpoint, but ho had considerable to say regard ing general economic and local condi tions. He said he believed In a splendid Michigan avenue, fine boulevards, and adequate parks, but also urged the cleaning of 'the back yards and alleys. He heartily approved the plan of tho Chicago Beautiful Plan commission, and declared It should slowly be put Into adoption without too great In debtedness at one time, He also urged the enlargement of tho loop district as a business center and assorted that if nothing is dono In this direction it will not be ninny years .before tho transportation ques tion will bo unsolvablo. iHo spoko of tho need of a now and enlightened city charter, and after a reference to tho failure of the last at tempt In this direction said: "Since that time my personal .ob servation Is that hundreds of men who In good faith voted against tho adop tion of tho charter would gladly wel come a reconstruction of tho movement and tho establishing of Chicago's municipal affairs under an adequate growing Instrument." Touching real estate matters ho ex pressed himself In ifavor of realty cor porations. "It is well known how every subter 'fuge, such as safety deposit companies, has been resorted to in order to got around our obsoloto and 111 advised laws," ho continued. "Ajl one has to do Is to cast his eyes to the southward beyond the boundary lines separating Illinois from Indiana and see the splendid growth around the south .shore of iLake Michigan In Indiana to realize what mtght have been In Illinois and part of Chicago werelt not for tho short sighted policy of our, lawmakers." After , reference to the, well filled' office buildings as compared with many vacancies In New York nd ffan Fran cisco he urged the Adoption of a new a Way that Will Benefit of the City. special assessment law as a means by which the values of Chicago real es tate could be Improved. "Take the case of vacant property," he said. "It Is estimated by an expert that after paying the taxes and various special assessments and allowing G per cent on the Investment the 'property must double In every eight or ten years to be even with the same amount of money Invested with interest. In my opinion, our tax law 1s one of the causes why outlying vacant property sells at low figures and has so narrow a market. "In Chicago real estate Is selling at Wsih ' ' 4-' U a low figure, much less than cor responding property in other cities. Land values here are on a bed rpek basis." r The Democrats have a chanco this year. Will they accept It? The ' United States Supreme Court has uphold the Illinois law prohibit ing a corporation from owning and operating In real estate, In a decision wnlch declares unlawful the 'owner ship of a State , street building and leasehold by the Merrlmac Building Company. The Illinois law, unique In thts country', waajrassed In 1872 with the object of preventing the creation of great land combines which might control the state. Corporations desir ing to build and control office build ings In Chicago Have been fighting the law for years, aid did get a repeal through the last' legislature, which was vetoed by Governor Deneen. The Democrats are preparing to throw away the Sixth Congressional District again. They are talking about nominating George C. Slkes against Moxley. The Municipal Vot ers' League ought to And some easy Job for this huckleberry. Do the professional reformers ever reform anything? hlngTj ion's Teuteni Mr. Harrison's leutenants were all for Mr. Lorlmer fcr senator; so' was bis legislative manager and the late William Loeffier, ifho was very close to Mr. Harrison, predicted Lorlmer's exact Democratic ifate. Alderman Herman J. Bauter's ordi nance, now pending In the Council, to severely punish the reckless automo bllo drivers, tho so-called Joy riders and other undesirables who go about' the streets of Chicago killing and maiming people for life, should be passed and then rigidly enforced. The street cars are bad enough, but the automobiles are ten times worse. The people are thoroughly aroused on this matter and thoy demand action. Track Elevation Superintendent Raymer's annual report to the Mayor Indicated that since June 1, 1909, au tomobiles killed twenty-five persons and Injured 668, while grade crossings were responsible for thirty-five deaths and eighty-three cases of injured. As a preface to his report' Raymer said: "I deslro merely to make the sug gestion that It lotka to me as If the automobile was becoming a greater menace to life 'aa4 limb than are the grade crossings." V Mayor Busse , consulted with Cor poration CoufcseP Brandage, and the latter suggestod more stringent rules to govern chauffeurs. They discussed Alderman Bauter's 'scheme for amend ing section 40 o"t the criminal code so as to Include public and prlvato automobiles with steamboats, railroad trains, and other carriers, carrying n 4tfbK Tni'iZh jVy JjSjjMsrtsisSMWBBMMMMMJMJMMKynT k3I$4bBHh1hHHHHHHHHMbK',' sffsWmHHHHHHHH9liiHHHHHMKk' "'flSSSfsssN'JM'JM'JM'JMH?- sN'JM'JM'JM'JMMlPy 349HHMJsHMJSAvJMJMJMJMJMJMJMJMJHMMJHHMJMJMJMJR0HMa'' IHHMHHHHHHHHHHift fjBMJMMJMMJsaBHMJMMJMMJMMJBL''' ISshmhhhhhhhIeihHS MHHHHHHHHHHHHBsfsfsffsffsffsffsffsffs'sffiif'' vjfHBBHMHMHMHMHMHMHMnMNMHMHMHMHMHniBHMHMHMHNHHnnWv'C' isIHHHHHHbbHHHHHHHHOf IPjMMJMMJMMJMMJMMJMMJMMJMMJMMJMMJvJMMJMMJMMJMM ALBERT U. HOPKIN8, Former United States 8enator from Illinois. penalty of from one to three years' Imprisonment nnd,a maximum fine of fj.OOO, The present penalty for violat ing tho stato motor vehicle law gov erning speed Is a penalty of from fl to 200, Chicago wants men at the front In traction matters who have its Interests ut heart. An outer harbor sounds good to people who are tired of the bridge I nuisance, NO MORE The Legislative Voters' League Is Op posed to the Idea of Throwing Three Votes to Single .Party Candidates, Demands the Nomination of More Men by Each of the Big Parties 80 that Choice Can Be Made. 5alls on the Voters to Refuse to Support Candidates Who Are Given a Walk-Away by the Conven tions of Their Party, And Asks Them to Vote Instead for the Socialist or Other Organiza tion Who Put Men in the Field for Representatives. The plumping of three votes' for only one candidate for the legislature Is to be fought, according to the formal "declaration of principles" announced by the Legislative Voters' League, which reads as follows: "Immediate public attention Is call ed to the facts: "That the votefs1n"34 of the 51 sen atorial districts of' Illinois were prac tically disfranchised at the last elec tion as to their otes for members of thd state house or representatives through the mutual agreement of tho managers of tho two major parties to place on tho primary ballot not 'Vote ' s M I for threo,' but 'Vote for two' or 'Vote for one,; thereby limiting tho number of tholr nominations to a total of threo men for three gouts, and thus doing away with all possibility of a contest or cholco by tho voters at tho iolls. "That the present primary law un der which state-wldo primaries will bo held on Soptembor IS next, contyiljis n provision making It possible to repeat this disfranchisement by giving to tho senatorial committeemen power again to limit the number of their candidates for tho house to less than three (threo being tho number of vacancies to be filled In each district), and thereby continue tho notorious bipartisan com bine which has disgraced the Illinois legislature. "In view of the iforegolng situation, which is hot new In the state, but which has . grown more flagrant through years of toleration, theexecu tlve committee of the Legislative Vot ers' League hereby makes the follow ing declaration of principles: "First We earnestly urge the voters of each senatorial district to demand of the major party organizations that a sufficient number of legislative nomi nations bo allowed to permit a genuine freedom of choice at the election. "Second IX tho two major party machines refuso to permit a total of not less than four nominations for tho three lower house scats In each dis trict, we shall call upon tho voters In such'dlstricts to refuso to support such Democratic or Republican candidates, and wo shall advise tho voters to cumu late their votes upon Independent or minor party clndtdatcs." Chicago Tribune, Juno 1: Governor Deneen believes that tho entire "houso of graft" In tho Ulllnols leg islature Is about to crash as a result of tho Cook and Sangamon county in vestigations Into the bribery scandals. He remained In Chicago yesterday1 partly because the presence of both State's Attornoys Wnyman and Burke marked this city as tho center of tho pending developments. His other ex planation for postponing his return was that he wished to have some den tal work done. A rush of legislators seeking Im munity through confessions, such as have been given by Senator Holstlaw and Representatives White, Link nnd Deckemeyer, was predicted by tho gov ernor. As a parallel to what might bo expected in Illinois, either at Chi cago or Springfield, ho pointed to Pittsburg, where scores of panic stricken councllmen nnd citizens, to escapo going to prison, begged tho prosecutor to be allowed to confess nnd tell their own stories In full to tho grand Jurors. How many lawmakers wore Impli cated In tho Lorlmer and "Jackpot" briberies tho governor would not esti mate. Ho would not say whether he thought n majority of tho houso or senate was "In." Ho did say, how ever, that ho believed tho Forty-sixth general assembly was tho worst nnd wildest that ho had known. The governor's explanation for the condition was tho disorganization In tho house. Instead of two organiza tions, as usual ono controlling orga nization of tho Republican majority and another organization' of tho Demo ciatlc minority each party was split Into two factious. Confusion resulted. "Deals" wore made along cross lines. The Individual, In tho struggle of the factions for supremacy, found his per sonal Importan'co vastly elevated, nnd his own Idea of his lnfluenco wns cor respondingly enhanced. Each legisla tor found hlmseir, for tho first time in years, able to play a "lone hand," and to exact his prlco for his vote or support. Governor Deneen has been tempted to reply to Senator Lorlmer's Wash ington speech, especially as to tho matters regarding which ho holds tho sonator to havo uttered falsehoods, but he said ho had decided not & u so at present. Ho bolloyes such utterances would open tho door to recriminations and newspaper cross lire that would operato to distract puoilo attention from tho ono great question bribery PLUMPS of legislators, who bribed them, and who were the "big men4 that supplied the money. That outer harbor would look good. Chicago objects to a traction flim flam. Danger that the city may lose Its own right to orect piers In Lake Michi gan 'by its attitude In opposing the ap plication of the Chicago Canal and Dock Company for a federal permit to 'do that work Is pointed out iby Major Thomas H. Rees, government engineer, representing tho War Department In tho pending pier .matter. Major Rees fears that a misunder standing on the part of city officials and the business Interests of tho exact nature of a federal permit for pier con struction may not only prevent this valuable concession from falling Into tho hands of private Interests, but also shut out tho city from securing It for tho people. A federal permit, the major points out, Is a mere walvor of objections on tho part of the Government and, even though such a permit were grunted to private Interests, the persons obtaining It would havo to obtain n permit from the city before they could proceod with tho work. ; , t On the other hand, according to Major Rees, If tho -War Department should withhold a permit to tho prl vato Interests on the groiind"tlfat tho piers would bo an obstructlon'tO'navl gat Ion, this refusal would operato as an Injunction against the city, also, if privately owned piers would bo an'ob structlon, municipally' owned piers would bo so to the same extent. For theso reasons tho major advise that tho city authorities and business interests keep well In mind the nature of tho federal permit so that they will In no way Jeopardize tho city's Inter ests In tho -matter. - Tho people understand tho trnctloit question and they know who the iwn nro who prefer tho corporations to them, Ono street car faro for ono city and G5 per cent of tho gross receipts. Judge Charles S. Cutting delivered an address before tho I3ar Association on Tuesday night urging greator pow ers for tho Probata Court of Cook County. "I recommend tho establishment of a Probata Court which shall do every thing from tho granting of letters to I tho vesting of tltlo In real estato In holrs," nsserted Judge Cutting. "Tho Probato Court should havo complete and absolute chancery Jurisdiction. "I would hnvo a statutory definition of tho powers of court relntlva to tho allowance apportionment, nnd ulti mate payment of nttornoy's fees. Theso should not bo a chargo against tho administrator personally, but pay ublo under tho court as costs of ad ministration. "Tho Probato Court should havo ono supremo Justice as tho single respon sible head. You should permit noth ing that will divide up responsibility. You should have a chief Justice of tho Probato Court ns autocratic In powor nnd ns dictatorial as In iho municipal courts system," Judgo Rlnaker expressed a dlfforont vlow of tho situation, "Ono solution of tho present troublo of tho Probate Court would bo to put MWWWIF'WWH IW WISH ! rWIWSWIIIlCS J- II IS tl AVW 'j'M&t.,!& ; ?M ';.vv-'. ?A. ' A.