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------afe. - r" ' jip.. . w . .bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb gHtea CtaM Matter Oetekcr II, I8i, at the Pest INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' enters at Seam Clase Matter Oetaktr II, ISS9, at Oi Peat Offtai at CMeage, Ifttaioto, une"er Act ef March 3r, 1879 MM at WiUm. HHmto, uitfsr Aet er Mars 3rd, IS7t TWENTY-PIBST YEAH, NO. 50. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1910. """"ofiSrs WHOLE NUMBER 1,001. taolr V ' V . ; M i rt, Ml S o, p THE HUNGRY SIX Not the Democratic Harmony Committee, but What Is Left of the Band of Pure Peoria Patriots. When Appointed a Month Ago They Were Seven, but Lore of Graft Took One Brother Away. Governor Deneen Takes the Hide Off of One of the Boys Who Attacked His Administration at the Recent Conference. The Seekers for Civil Service and Other Pure Political Food Are Still Busy Working Up a Good Appetite for More. The recent conference at Peoria, of disinterested seekers after pure political food with pay roll attach ments, la having Its results. The seven disinterested statesmen who were going to pilot the State out ot the mire of politics and Into the perfection of their way of thinking, have lost one of their number. Now they are only alx. Ob ot the brethren has been dropped it ia alleged, for doing a little legitimate grafting on the side for his private business and the others are doing the hungry act alone. Mr. Surran the member ot the Com mittee of Seven who was thrown over board, was admittedly one of the most energetic men in the bunch. Tho cir cular which he lssuod, attacking Gov ernor Deneen Is thought to have aroused the Jealousy of the Hungry Six, each of whom wanted the credit for It himself, so It Is alleged. The Hungry Six alleged that a lack of tact and discretion on the part of Mr. Surran was the chief cause of his expulsion from the committee. Tho statements circulated In printed form which brought forth a stinging rebuke from Governon Deneen In his letter to Robert Catherwood, president of the Civil Service Reform Association, also caused criticism to be directed against the committee from other quarters and brought to a climax dis cord which had beon fomenting within the committee for several weeks. Another factor was that other mem bers believed Mr. Surran was using his position on the committee to boost a reform paper which he publishes in Decatur. Mr. Surran also Is said to have been a little too persistent In j Becking financial aid for his publica tion among Chicago reformers. "Mr. Surran appeared at the Peoria conference and won the favor of Charles L. Capon of Bloomlngton, chairman of tho meeting, and others by an address he made," said one ot the members of the Peoria committee. "We were also pleased with the plans he bad for his magazine. Accord ingly, he was made a member of tho committee. "We found, however, that his maga zine was uppermost with him and his membership on the committee merely a means to boom his publication. He also showed lack ot Judgment In mak ing charges indiscriminately without having the facts to back them up." The circular Issued by Mr. Surran, which drew fire from Governor Deneen, contained, three statements which the state executive declared were unwarranted. The first was that $360,000 1b expended annually by the state game department, when the state records show that the average amount Is not much more than 1160, 000. The second was that the state taxes amount to 66 cents on the $100, when the actual figure Is 35 cents. The third statement was a sweeping intimation of graft In the expendi ture of $2,260,000 by the University ot Illinois' during 1909 and 1910, as follows: "It this money Is wisely and eco nomically spent It is a good thing and one to be proud of. but if the hand of graft and corruption is picking 40 cents out of each dollar of this money we want to know it and to know , whose band it Is." Governor Deneen went back at the Hungry Six In characteristic style when be read these charges, He aid: "The first 'tacts contained in this charge are printed In ordinary news paper type, but the insinuation that approximately a million dollars of an appropriation ot $2,260,000 la ex pended for graft Is printed in bold black face type. "I stated In my letter to Mr. Capen, In reference to this last charge, that In view ot the fact that the University of Illinois has a comptroller, that its books are audited twice a year, I think, by a firm of certified account ants, are audited by the institution auditor connected with my oQce and by the state auditor, this is a rather surprising statement. Theso Insinua tions against the University of Illi nois are very serious and 'should never have been made or circulated unless founded upon reliable Informa tion. It there is such information, there should bo an Immediate and exhaustive Investigation, and it not, the charges and their publication aro infamous. If your request for an in vestigation of tho game department is Justified, I assume that you will also deslro an investigation of tho Univer sity of Illinois, as I am called upon to uudlt Its accounts and am also a member ot Its board of trustees. "I have beon Informed that your letter was sent out to all tho news papers In the state before It was mailed to me and I saw excerpts from It printed in several papers before It arrived at my office. I submit that charges of so grave a character against public officials should not be made and circulated without careful Investigation of facts, especially when they are so easy to obtain. They give the public a false Impression con cerning the conduct ot public business and work great injustice to public officials. "If thero Is any question In your mind, or in that ot any of your as sociates, regarding the departments under me, you can easily get the facts from the department In question or from myself, and you can make such use ot them and draw such Infer ences from them as you may think the facts warrant. The records also of all state departments are open to public inspection aud not ono cent can bo expended without such a rec ord being mado." Tho adoption ot the initiative and referendum means: No Sunday newspapers. No Sunday saloons. Cranks are already organizing to take advantage ot the initiative and referendum to put both these propos itions through. Should the Hungry Six program prevail, It will only take the petition of one-eighth of the vot ers to put any sort of a proposition on the ballot. It will take more than calumny and maltce to beat John McGIUen for State Central Committeeman on the North Side. It Is curious that none of the mil lionaire reform societies ever go after the legislators for voting .for lake shore grab bills; submerged land graft schemes and other corporation pets that were passed with neatness and dispatch. Alderman Foreman, the Republican Council leader expects every Demo crat to do his duty at the primaries by voting for Mr, Beckwltb, Mr. Fore man's partner, for Superior Judge, First Ward Democrats claim that Arthur Burrage Farwell Is using his Law and Order League as a club to disfranchise people in their bailiwick. What the real Intentions of Farwell's men are is a mystery. Employes of the Board of Election Commissioners gave warning. to one Davidson and two others, said to be agents of Arthur Burrage Farwell, to desist In their campaign ot Intimida tion among voter registered from the down town precincts of the First Ward; When, Farwell protested some days') ago against 700 voters In these pre cincts Chief Clerk Cannon of the election board sent a force ot Investi gators to examine into the voting qualifications ot the men against whom Farwell wanted to file suspect notices. Mr. Cannon laid that his men found that every one ot the 700 answered satisfactorily the questions propounded to them, that they bad a right to vote and would bo allowed to vote, He declared that Farwell would have to call off his spotters or the law would deal with him. Alderman Foreman expecta every good Democrat to do his duty and go to the primaries prepared to vote for Mr. Foreman's partner, Mr. Beck with, for Superior Court Judge. The Hungry Six wants the Recall, the Referendum and the dessert. John McGIUen Is too well known on tho North Side to bo Injured In any way by the attacks ot political or oth er enemies. A llfo long resident of tho territory comprised within tho ninth congressional district, he is re spected and admired by all who are acquainted with him. Ho has always been an honor to tho Democratic par ty and his re-election as a momber of the Democratic Stato Central Com mittee Is conceded. If tho Republicans aro looking for a weight on their ticket, they ought to be satisfied with a Ton. Joseph C. Sibley, the Republican Congressman under Indictment for spending over $42,000 for his nomin ation In Pennsylvania was at one time tho idol of Illinois Democratic re formers. He received the solid vote of the Illinois delegation for Vice President In 1896 on soveral ballots In the National Convention. The efforts of the Ton brigade and their allies to beat Thomas J. Healy for tho Republican nomination for County Treasurer will come to naught. Mr. Healy will be nominated by a large majority. North Side Democrats should vote for John McGIUen for Stato Central Committeeman. The Society For the Prevention ot Cruelty to Corporations, otherwise known as the Legislative Voters' League, has submitted its report on the candidates. 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The report sizes up this way; Senate Houso Number of candidates 76 189 Recommended 15 46 Condemned 6 32 "Not qualified or unsatlsfac- ' tory" , 11 12 Entitled to consideration.,. 5 12 Thomas J, Healy got after Mr. Ton In good style the other day when he called him to account for statements made and challenged him to Joint de bate, Edward J, Brunuage will make a splendid Superior Court Judge. YELL People in the Chicago Heights Demand a Better Supply of the Pure Fluid. Every Building Is Now Obliged by Ordinance to Install Water Meters and all Sprinkling . Is Forbidden. Taxes Are Climbing Up at a Rate that Beats the Growing Population, but the Water Supply Does Not Keep Pace. Special Assessments Are Piling on Top of Each Other, but the Thing that Hurts Is the Poor Water Supply. Manufacturers, business men, resi dents and tax payers ot Chicago Heights are much stirred up over tho water question. The following communication speaks for Itself: Chicago Heights, Sept. 6. Editor Chicago Eagle: When Mr. M. H. Kilgallen, to whose bard work more than to that ot any other one man, Chicago Heights owes its great start, appeared on the floor of the Chicago Heights City Council and solemnly called attention to water conditions at the Heights, he voiced the sontlments ot the thinking men ot this community. Mr. Kilgallen called attention to the short comings of the water system and requested the City Council In the Interest ot all concerned to take prompt and energetic action in the premises. The City Council responded to this advice ot the popular general man ager of the Laud Association by pass ing ordinances shutting ott sprinkling privileges, placing water meters In every building and ordering four new 12 inch deep well pumps. This shows how much tho City FOR WATER Big Manufacturing Town of Heights City Council appreciated the seriousness ot the situation. Tho Inter Ocean Steel Company alone will employ In the future some five thousand men. Many of these men will bring their families to the Heights with them. Is it not ot the utmost importance that they as well as the people al ready here are guaranteed a perma nent supply of pure water? Is it not of the utmost Importance that they be permitted the unre stricted use of water without tho hindrance and cost and tyranny of water meters? Is It not Important that these people will be permitted to use hose for sprinkling lawnB, trees, vegetables and flowers? How many men will feel like put ting up homes when thoy know in ad vance that it Is going to cost them moro for water than It will for rent? How many men will feel like put ting up a homo when every bath that they tnko will cost them a day's pay according to the meter? What Inducement Is thero for any man with present water conditions ex isting to purchase real estate at the Heights? I am glad to sco that my letters to the Chicago Eagle aro having their effect In stirring up public sentiment at tho Heights In favor of Improved water conditions. Tho only critics that I havo aroused tho enmity of, aro thoso who support themselves or their schemes through the agency of the city pay roll. But In a serious situation llko this criticism from such a sourco only points tho moral und adorns tho tale. The water situation baa not Im proved any and It Is a mlstako to think that the troublo with our water supply has been confined to tho hot season. On tho contrary wo have had nearly as much bother with It in wlntor as wo havo bad In summer, Tho men who nro most vitally in terested in the Heights uro tho men who aro more Interested In tho solu tion of this problem than any others, and thoy havo boon giving tho quos Hon tholr greatest consideration for somo time past. No ono can accuso Mr. M. H. KU gallon of any ulterior motives In call ing attention to our needs In tho mat tor of water, and yet, thero novcr was a moro earnest appeal mado on tho subject than tho ono that Mr. Kilgallen personally delivered beforo tho City Council this year. Thoro Is too much puttering ovor tho water question. Something should bo done, It any thing can bo done, to Insuro Chicago Heights a good water supply for all time. The appeal of business mon and residents to tho City Council was an swered by ordinances shutting off tho sprinkling privileges enjoyed by resi dents, and the return to them of half the tax that had been paid for this privilege. The City Council also passed an or dinance requiring tho installation ot water motors in all buildings to which I have reforred. This certainly was giving tho people relief with a vengoanco. Ot course, the Council decided up on four new deep well pumps at an expenditure of 28,500, but this was as far as it went towards looking out tor tho future. Tho future may look out for Itself In other things, but In the mattor of such a necessary commodity as water, nothing can bo left to tho future ex cept certainties that aro arranged for at present This community already is being taxed to death. The whole aim of some officials haa beon for years to devise ways and means for Increasing the leada of the tax payers. v It ia about tlmo that serious atten tion waa paid to the condition that confronts ua and that must be met. Here are threo ways ot meeting it: 1. Have a careful investigation and examination made of the Keoloelrai conditions underlying Chicago Hcignts with a view to ascertaining whether there is water enough under tho city to guarantee a permanent high pressure water supply. 2. To mako a similar examination ot tho surrounding country for tho purpose of determining whoro a bet ter and permanent supply can bo ob tained and to report tho estimated cost of obtaining It, and the best means for increasing the load of the and distributing it. 3. To uso evory ondoavor to lnduco the Sanitary District Trustees to dig a canal from Lake Michigan at South Chicago past Chicago Heights, so as to glvo this city tho benefit of a lasting supply of water for general purposes. MANUFACTURER. Frank J. Vogler will bo nominated for Sheriff by tho Republicans by an InunciiBO voto. Congressman Henry Sherman Bou tell will win with oaso at tho coming primaries In tho Ninth District, He has with him to a man, tho Repub lican rank and fllo of tho district, strongly backed by tho popular senti ment of tho people Tho Legislative Voters' Lcaguo has started a light to prevent tho renoni (nation of Speaker Shuttles and A. K. Stearns for tho Leglslaturo in tho Eighth District. Tho lcaguo appointed a committee of twolvo to ninnago tho antl-Shurtloff fight. It will work In harmony with tho Donccn organization ot tho dis trict, which is headed by Senator Ol son. Tho committee Is composed of John V. Farwell, Jr., of Laku Forest, chair man; L. w. Spcedo, Lako Forest, sec rotary; Professor J. I. Halsoy, Lako Forest; E. P. Sedgwick and O. H. Morgan, Highland Park; W. II. Lech ty, Zlon City; E. E, So ward and T. H. Gill, Marongo, Shurtloft's homo town; Charles King, Waukegau; and E. C. Grldley and Jesso Hannah, Dolvldcrc, Boono County. Tho commlttco will havo workers at tho polls to got out tho voto on pri mary day, and every effort posslblo will bo mado to arouso tho interest ot the district against Shurtloff. North Sldo Domocrats should voto for John McGIUen for Stato Central Committeeman. Tho congressional commltteo ap pointed to lnvestigato tho chargo that William Lorlmer secured his seat In the United States Senate illegally will meot at tho Congress Hotel, Septem ber 20, according to Senator Wolden B. Hoyburn ot Idaho, who was here on his way to Philadelphia. Thomas J. Healy Is tho popular cholco ot the Republicans for County Treasurer. , '.ft-iW & Vft'? rfJ.t3.HnJ..'ifAVjU-ir.l'tllj2ilHl-!W't--w V.AVMHft.J.jw?.;.ajij?J)a,.'!..