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$bi&w ittred tCMf Class Matter Otteecr II, ISSt, at the Pest Offke at driest. HHfttls.umMr Aet ef Mare 3rd, IS79 I "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' Enter' a Sesefld Class Matter Oetskar II, IM9, at Ma rati Offke at CMaala, HHwefs, nmter Aet at Mare 3rd, M79 TWBNTY-SKCOS I) YEAH, NO. I. CHICAGO, SATUHDAV, OCTOJIEU 212, 1010. 4INQLB COP kiv"oStJ WJIOL K N 131 II 12 It 1,07. Us & rC !.! 'V IX," fr DENEEN The Governor Is Speaking Every Day Throughout the State and Is Making a Good Strong Fight. He Appeals to the Voters to Uphold Party Deelara tions Against Bi-Partisan Graft in the Legislature. i . A Big Registration Last Tuesday Shows the Interest That the People Are Taking in the Contest to Be Decided Soon. The Last Three Weeks Both Governor Deseed spoke In Cham iialgn on Thursday and In Springfield on Friday. His Itinerary for next week will be; Monday, Oct. 24 Peoria. Tuesday, Oct. 25 East it. Louis at noon; Oranlto City, at H p. m.; Alton, later In evening. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week Gov. Deneen -will tour In an automobile Iee, Carroll, Whiteside and Jo Daviess counties. The Governor Is making a hard fight to save the Republican party as many legislative and congressional districts ns he can, and Is calling attention forcibly In his speeches to the follow ing planks m the Republican state platform: We denounce tho corruption that has boon exposed in the last General Assembly and demand the most rigid Investigation thereof by grand Juries and courts; we favor the exhaustive Investigation of the charges which have been made and punish ment where guilt Is proven. Wo denounce the bi-partisan com bination of sixty Democrats and twenty-four Republicans which con trolled the legislative machinery of the House of Representatives In the last General Assembly, and disavow any party responsibility therefor. We domand that all Republican members of the General Assembly shall enter tho regular coucuhcs of tho Repub lican party for their respectlvo branches of tho General Assembly and bo bound by tho action of tho majority thereof in roforence to party matters; and wo doflno party matters to bo, tho election of a Speaker of tho House of Representatives, tho creation of tho legislative machinery in each branch of tho Genoral ABBom ibly, tho election of a United States Senator, tho congressional and sena torial apportionments, and tho enact ment of laws, to which tho party .stands pledged by Its platform. Wo favor such amendment of tho rulcB govornlng both branches of tho General Assembly us will tako from the presiding ameers thereof tho power to control the course of legis lation and provent the discussion of I bills and a vote thereon. Thero Is an Insistent and Increasing demand - In our stato for tho enactment of laws which will prevent the few who are not content with fair dealing from , securing undue advantage either -through the violation of laws of the enactment of legislation giving them . special privileges and Undue advan tages, or by the defeat of the passage of wholesome legislation, through the corruption' of public servants. Every legitimate business Interest and the t public welfare demand that the cor rupt relations between those who seek privileges and to avoid equal burdens through corrupt alliances with public officials should cease, Mayer Busse baa signed the city ordinance i anting the Chicago Rail i waya Company the. tight to take over the properties of , the Consolidated ' Tracttot Company. The Mayor in AT of the Battle Is Going Parties Are Working the last week has spent much of his time studying the provisions of the ordinance and Is satisfied with the measure which Aid. Foreman, chair man of the local transportation com mittee, and other members of the Council worked so hard to prepare and which was passed on Oct. 10. The question that Is now facing the advocates and friends of the merger ordinance Is whether the company will accept the provisions of the new act within the sixty days allowed. Judge Ball's court decision holding that the old judgments obtained against the traction company still form a liability which must bo met has had a tendency to make tho rail ways company hesitate about taking over the other company, it Is said. The presenco In New York of Henry A. Blair, W. W. Gurley, and Andrew Cooke, all leaders In Chicago traction affairs, led to reports that they wero In conference for the purposo of dis cussing the probablo action by tho Railways Company on the ordlnanco and the further possibility of effect ing a general conBoltdattlon of all sur face and elevated lines In tho city. About a year ago the owners of tho Chicago City Railway Company made a deal whereby nil tho outlying sur face lines which served the southern and southwestern section of the city were consolidated undor one owner ship and management. It was stated at the time that this was a prelimin ary step to a general consolidation of all tho traction lines of the city. Tho Chlcngo Railways Company was not In a position to go Into the deal advantagoously to Itself, how ever, at tho time, because of tho fact that It did not own tho Consolidated Traction Company, in a legal senso, and yet it was under contract to oper ato its enrs over the linos of tho Con solidated. Tho Consolidated Company was then In tho hands of receivers. According to tho Tribune, this ob staclo has not been removed, nnd out sldo of monoy conditions and tho pending receiverships which will probably bo cleared up soon It Is said thero Is no serious drawback to consolidation, Public employes who sell engineers' licenses and Indulgo In other forms of graft are to be punished after this If State's Attorney Wayman has his way, Mr, Wayman has drafted a bill to be Introduced In the legislature next winter, under which brlbo-taklng city employes can be punished, Ac cording to the county prosecutor, the statute has such a big loophole that the business of selling engineers' li censes, being the subject of the latest graft exposures, entails no petll of conviction, while In other get-rich-quick lines there is a tempting uncer tainty for evildoers, Attention first was drawn to. this loophole for escape when Judge Barnes turned loose Louis Bour, In dicted for obtaining money under false pretenses. Testimony showed he advertised to give an educational course for persons desiring to take an engineers' examination. Applicants were taken downtown, where in some saloon they met a member1 of the board and were Informed that a II- WORK to Be a Warm One and Hard. cense could bo had for from $50 to $100. Bour was freed on the ground that the purchaser of a license was not mulcted under false pretenses, since he knew the license thus obtained was not valid. The statute applies only to Incumbents of offices created by state law or by an ordinance under statutory authorisation, Since the ruling the city employes are said to have become bolder in their operations. Mr. Wayman's bill provides an amendment that "every person hold ing a place of trust in the city's em ploy shall be considered an officer within the meaning of the statute." With such a Inw, Hour's case at least would not have been taken from tho Jury. Roy o. West, chairman of the Re publican state committee, said that a .careful estimate places tho Republi can plurality In tho state at 50,000. He flgurcH that Illinois will hold Its present Republican delegation In con gress. The chairman also announced that the big rally for tho southern end of the stato billed for EaBt St. Louts has been changed to tho Planters hotel in St. I.outs. The date is next Tuesday, Oct. 25. This was deemed necessary because of the large at tendance promised. Voters who neglected to register this fall cannot voto at the Mayoralty primaries In the spring as there will not be another registration beforo next primary day. Party managers were not correct In their guesses on tho total registration. Hut they came close enough to It. John J. Hanberg o the Republican county committee bad predicted ft total registration of 380,000, whllo Chairman John McCarthy of the Democratic county committee had twoited the figure to 390,000. John C. Cannon, chief clerk on the board of election commissioners, had esti mated 400,000 to 410,000. The Feeble-Minded' Reformers who aro advocating the Initiative and Ref erendum are shouting loudly for "pop ular government" aa against "dele gated government." Well, give ita delegated government every day Is the week. "Popular government," aa urged by the reformers mean mob government and the tyrannical rule of an unthinking majority. 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Who Is Making a Strong Fight for His Party Down jr f endum lunacy the country would have a State Church and the minority would have to put up for It. If the Initiative and Referendum goes through as some so-called personal liberty adherents are hoping, every saloon In Illinois will be closed and people wanting a drink will have to take a train for some state where there Is delegated government. m South Water Street Commission Houses to Be Transferred to West Randolph Street if Present Plans Succeed. Mayor Busse (Jives Good Reasons for the Change and West Side Aldermen Work Hard for It. The Great Pressure of Traffic on Down Town Streets Will Be Relieved and the Business Section Down Town Will Benefit. The Whole City Will Feel the Benefit Also and a Wider and Larger Business Section Will Be the Natural Result. West Randolph street is to bo widened from Sangamon street to Union Park, and the South Water street commission business Is to be transferred to that new section when It Is opened up. This will make a remarkable chango the State. in tho city and will greatly benefit the whole town. West Side aldermen are working hard to bring It about, and they are being aided by aldermen from the North and South divisions. Mayor Busso Is strongly in favor of the movo. He says: "Moving the commission business, to the West Side would help the city MOVE COMING and be a solution to many problems." "In the first place I believe that most of the commission men would be glad to go If they could make the move with reasonable expense. They havo no alleys, have no use for the river, and everything must be carted In and out the front door on South Water street. "The Illinois Central Railroad and tho boats are tho only haulers of com mission merchandise which could not handle produce Just as well to tho West Side. Other roads have their freight yards and depots there now. Tho Illinois Central undoubtedly will move its south to 26th street In tho near future, and so far as tho freight from boats is concerned, it has to be teamed anyway, and that could bo dono Just fls well to tho West Sldo. It Is all done In tho early morning hours, when It will not intorfore with street traffic. "We would probably sec that there is no need for a now bridge at La Salle street If all tho wagons which now como from nil points of tho city to South Water street aro out of the downtown district. A brldgo there will destroy ono of the few docks left whero a big freighter can tlo up, nnd lu a short time tho La Sallo street tunnel will be completed to caro for the strcot cars. "The relief to the street trntllc In the downtown district will bo wonder ful. Cars and teams aro tied up all of the morning hours now trying to cross South Wator strcot. Tho condi tions In tho street Itself nro getting worse. Then tho heavily loaded wagons going to the south and tho north crowd tho other thoroughfares, litter them with vegetables and rofuso and mnko confusion In general. Tho West Sldo would bo nearer for nlno tenths of tho tnorchnnts who now como to South Wntor streot nnd would bo much moro adapted to tho business. "South Water street 1ms cither out grown its present location or Chicago has outgrown South Wntor stroot downtown whichever way you wnnt to look nt It." That now Sag-Calumot channol that tho Sanitary District Is booming for tho purposo of "relieving tho entlro Calumet vulley of overflows" Is going to cost tho taxpayers u barrel of monoy. At the last board mooting ono delegation from llluo Island was demanding high rates for prop erty abutting the proposod channel, Instead of taking tho prices fixed by tho board of adjusters. "Tho persons along tho proposed routo of tho Calumot-Sag channol," said ono of tho trustees who Is a candldato for ro-electlon, "have an Idea they can hold us up for high prices becauso some of us aro run ning for ro-electlon." The first recorded purchases by tho Sanitary District In connection with the new Calumot-Sag channel were mado during tho weok. They woro six In number, comprising about 180 acres in the townBhlp of Palos, adjoining Lemont, for which 110,498 was paid. One good thing that this legislative campaign calls attention to is the frightful gerrymander indulged In to create the present districts. Take the Sixth Senatorial district for a sample. It extends from the north line of Evanston to North avoauo, taking in part of the 23rd, all of the 24th, all of the 26th and a part of the zSth wards and all of the city of Evanston. The people living at the extremes of this district havo nothing In common and the district is twelve miles loag. The Twenty-first district runs from Austin to Halsted street and from Twelfth street to Chicago avenue. The Twenty-seventh district runs from Kullerton avenue to Van Buren street and is as crooked as a ram's horn. Thero are others as bad, but these are glvon ns samples. Some of tho best men who are run ning for places on tho municipal bench wero onco justices of tho peace. Tho. adoption of tho inttlatlvo and referendum means: No Sunday newspapers. No Sunday saloons. Cranks are already organising to tako ndvantago of the initiative and referendum to put both theso propos itions through. Should the Hungry Six program prevail, It will only take tho petition of one-eighth of tho vot ers to put any sort of a proposition on tho ballot. Tho Feeble Mindod Reformers tie claro themselves In favor of tho "Re call," tho "Inltlatlvo and Referendum" and a "Corrupt Practices Act." Tho Recall Is tho greatest monaco thero is to a Just administration of tho law. By vlrtuo of its operation any good ofllclal who dared to do his duty In tho fnco ot popular clamor, would havo his ofllco taken away from him whon a suillclcnt number ot hot heads signed a potltion and a majority lot tho Recall go through nt tho polls. Undor its provisions, Lincoln, who was n minority president, would have been "recnllod" sovoral times. With a Recall In oporatlon Altgeld would have been taken out of tho governorship becauso ho had tho mor al courage to pardon tho alloged un nrchlsts; Judgo McAllister, tho great est jurist that over eat on tho Illi nois bench, would havo been taken off and disgraced when tho Board of Trndo petitioned him to resign bo- cause It did not liko his rulings In n celebrated case. Every mayor that Chicago over had would bo removed over and over again. Tho Recall means anarchy pure and simple Tho Inltlatlvo and Referendum means tho recognition of mob tyr anny. It means tho rulo of tho majority without nny deliberation at all. Tho founders ot our government, Washington, Hamilton and Jefforsou, no matter how they differed from each otbor on many great matters woro united upon the point that a delegate government was the best form ot a popular government, Undor tho delegate form of gov ernment, every matter submitted to a legislative body to bo enacted Into law, is carefully Bcrutlnlxed and Its effect upon the people carefully weighed before It Is passed upon. In this way the rights ot minorities Tftf-v,i4.- vJif.-jiS ; . jti, sjain-zi ,1h "V nfe AaiA ..! jf, . 1 J ajfcy.it V jjt 'jfcfcl?' Wl-VlW.