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vsaai ntered Second Claee Matter October 11, 1MB, at tha Pott Office at Chicago, llllnole, undar Act of March a, 1179, INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE Entered aa Second Claee Matter October 11. ISM, at the Peat Office at Chicago, llllnole, under Act of March , 187t. TWENTY-FIFTH YEAH, NO. 13. Chicago, Saturday, December 27. 1013. SINQLB COPY fivbcents WHOLE NUMBER l,a2 onm HAIL SULLIVAN f The Popular Chicago Democrat Will Be the Next United States Senator from Illinois Without Any Doubt. The Fight for County Gossip from Individuals and Parties Race and What They Are Their Country. Items of Interest About People in Public Life and the Ambitions of Both Them and the Men Behind Them. Roger C. Sullivan will be the next United States senator from Illinois. All good Democrats are for him. The County Democracy Is planning a great' meeting in his honor for January 1. At the Inst nicotinic John T. Keating, former member of the board of edu cation put a damper on the hopes of "wet" leaders who have expressed tho belief that the votes of foreign born women and tho wires. of drinking men would be rallied around their banner, Mr. Keating, who announced that he. himself was a wholesale liquor dealer, speaking boforo the Cook County Democracy, told tho "wet" leaders why they wore not going to get the votes of these women. "In one of the UIIuoIb counties," ho said, "a poll was made by a real estate dealer, a friend of mine, who was selfishly Interested In tho 'wet' cause. Ho had been told that tho for-elgn-born women who used liquor In their own homes would offset the votes . of Rio women who were opposed to the saloon. "He made a careful coiivusb among these women 'and found that without exception, they wero opposed to tho saloon, although most of them used liquor In their own homes. The rea son they gave was that tho saloons kept their husbands away from homo. 'We want our husbands to do their drinking at home,' they said. 'We know where, they are then and we don't have to worry about them, or their pay.'" Mr. Keating told the story as an Illustration of the intelligence of foreign-born women. "These women perhaps were unable to speak English," he explained, "but they thought clearly and reasoned things out for themselves as well as any who could speak the best Eng lish. Their stand on the liquor ques tion was an answer to those who are endeavoring to tell the community that the United States must restrict immigration." Mr. Keating spoke In favor of unre stricted immigration. "There Is hardly a man In public life today who is not of foreign birth or a near descendant of those of for eign birth," he said. "You cannot point to one of the so-called Mayflower descendants who occupies a position of CBteom today. The men from other countries, many of them driven away ( by tne class or men wno came over in the Mayflower, have made this country what It Is." James M. Slattery, chairman of the committee of the Democracy which has charge of the mass meeting which Is to be held at the Second Infantry armory, Washington boulevard and Curtis street, on New Year's day, re ported that all arrangements had been made except In the selection of the speakers. He said that the committee hoped to obtain acceptances from men of na tional reputation. Roger C. Sullivan and County Clerk Robert M. Sweltzer, he announced, would be among the lo cal speakers, Why are the taxes of the people of Chicago and of Illinois so high for 1914? Perhaps the following may throw some light on the subject: The Chicago Tribune ot Wednes day, December 18, 1912, Just one year ago, published on ita front page a great article relating to the alleged United States Senator, State and Treasurer and for Mayo, Fully Under Way. rich tax dodgers of Chicago. The big first page head read as follows: BOARD OF REVIEW ORDERED TO SIFT 'MILLION IN TAXES. Supreme "Court"' UpholdsMlncfamus ult of Illinois Reform Association. RICH CHICAOOANS ON LIST. Decision Forces Reviewers to Hear Evldanca That 1200,000,000 In Stocks War Hidden. This was a mandamus suit brought by tho Illinois Tax Reform Associa tion to compol tho Hoard of Ilovlow to tax rich stockholders. The article goes on to say that tho Supreme Court held that, "In 08,80 tho Doard of Review found tho tax association's charges to bo truo It is compelled, according to the court, to assess tuxes against the In dividual defendants ' for the six years covered by tho allegations." "The court delivered Its decision on a suit brought two years ago by the Reform Association. The de cision declares It Is the plain duty of tho Doard ot Review to determine the amount and value of the property omitted." The list In the article of the alleged untaxed holders aa published in the Tribune contained the following names and amounts of alleged un taxed holdings: Julius Rosenwald 14,789,000 Richard W, Sears 2,850,000 B. E. Sunny 3,625,000 F. M. Peters 2,060,000 Henry P. Crowell 2,685,000 August Zteslng 1,460,000 W. V. Kelley 2,400,000 Louis Q. Dartllng 1,280,000 John A. Spoor 1,956,000 James P. Sopor 370,000 Samuel A. Bingham 1,105,000 Albert H. Loeb 605,000 Arthur J. Eddy 497,600 W. L. Brown ,... 2,110,000 John Stuart 658,000 J. B. Forgan 250,000 Everett B. Bragg 960,000 O. W. Elphlcke 280,000 C. O, Comstock 1,800,000 Joseph E. Otis 900,000 E. S. Conway 370,000 Alfred Babcock 300,000 E. F. Carry 1,680,000 F. L. Roenttz 905,000 Franklin Rudolph 1,650,000 W. O. Duntley 1,200,000 F. E. White 560,000 Adam Kreuter 650,000 Robert Stuart 520,000 Lucius G. Fisher 1,850,000 William A. Rydon 1,685,000 A. I. Valentine 350,000 Charles C. Adslt 370,000 T. Wells 450,000 Richard C. Lake 720,000 Austin B. Carpenter 280,000 C. B. Goodspeed 250,000 Edward Rector 360,000 Clarence M. Wooley 1,800,000 W. B. Pearson 900,000 E. F. Underhlll 470,000 The Tribune on December 18, 1912, published the decision ot the Supreme Court, in the article quoted above, as follows: After quoting at length the differ ent provisions ot the constitution and the statutes relating to matters ot taxation, Including the paragraphs About Men in the Doing for which review the duties of the Board of Review, the decision of the Su premo Court says in part: "Paragraph 328 ot the revenuo law provides for tho meetings of the Board of Review and paragraph 329 deflnes-thelrdutles,-the first of which Is to assess all property subject to as sessment which shall not have been assessed by tho Assessors, and tho board may mako such alterations In the description of real or personal property as it shall deem necessary." The revenue act of 1898 took away from the local assessor tho power to assess omitted property and vested that power In tho Board ot Review. The (State Board of Equalization vs. Peo ple, supra.) "This court held In Stevens vs. Henry County, 218 111. 468, that since the passage ot the revenue act of 1898 the Board ot Review is the only body that has power to assess prop erty omitted in former years, and that It is the duty ot the Board ot Review to assess all property subject to assessment which shall not have been assessed by the assessor. "In Warner vs. Campbell, 238 111. 630, the power of the Board ot Re view to assess In subsequent years credits which had been omitted was upheld." "In the late caso ot the People vs. Shirk this court held that under sec tion 329 of the revenuo act the Board of Review had tho power to make an original assessment of omitted prop erty In the same manner and subject to tho same requirements as to notice that tho Assessor might make under sections 276 and 278, and that the statute authorizing the Board of Re view to assess omitted property was a valid constitutional enactment. In tho People vs. Commissioners of Cook County It was held that where the Board of Review refuses to act, or acts In a manner showing an abuso of discretion and a clear attempt to evade tho performance of a posltlvo duty, it amounts to a virtual refusal to perform the duties, the mandamus will Ho to compel the board to act In the premises. "It the allegation In this petition is true, and for the purposes of tho de cision of tho questions now before us they are admitted to be true, we aro at a loss to And any possible excuse for the refusal of the appellee to pro ceed to an Investigation and to de termine whether tho facts stated In the petition are true, and If they be found to be truo, In whole or In part, to assess the persons named In the petition upon the fair cash vauo of their property which have been omitted from tho assessment for any of tho years named In the petition." Evidently some men favor Demo crats for county offices, so that they can show how little they care for Democratic workers by cutting down their salaries or .abolishing their Jobs. The Republicans and Progressive leaders believe In taking care of their followers. Some Democrats believe In starving them. Tho fight over saloon closing In Chi cago Is staged for tho spring of 1015. Prepare for It. Stand by personal JJberty. danger. It Is In The Democratic masses are against President Macaroni and his macaron ics. The time has passed when fad dists are populur with Democrats. If Democratic leaders think that the Democratic masses believe that only n few Democrats are entitled to mf: ',rk. 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HEN ROOST TALK Female Judges of Election Chosen by Sissy Election Commissioners Cannot Serve at the Fall Elections. Water Meter Graft, Telephone Graft and the Latest Efforts of the Trusts to Get the People's Money. Water Meters in Every House and the Sale of Chicagoans to the Phone Trust Are Facts Not to Be Forgotten. . The People Can Remedy These Things by Electing Men Who Work for Them and Not for Their Common Enemies. In their efforts to put petticoats on all patriots, the sissy election commis sioners have overreached themselves. Their notoriety seeking sisters can not voto for congressmen and other officers to be elected next fall, and yet the sissy election board has cho sen hundreds of them -to act as Judges of election. No one can act as Judge of elec tion who Is not a qualified voter at that election. Thoreforo no one Is qualified tb bo a Judge of election who is not entitled by law to voto for every ono on tho ballot at that election. This causes commotion In the Hen Roost, and gives tho Sissy Election Board another guess. The Bureau of Public Efficiency, as It calls itself Is strangely silent on tho subject of tax dodging. It be Haves In "cutting down expenses" by discharging a lot ot poor men from public employment. It raises an awful hullabaloo about a few thousand dollars said to be withheld by public officials on public funds. But It Is strangely, and, perhaps, discreetly silent on the subject ot the millions of dollars duo to the city ot Chicago, the county of Cook and the state of Illinois from rich tax dodgers. If these millions were paid up, tho taxes of tho community would not bo one-fifth what they are now. "The poor-Oman's burden would be lifted and the rich man who gets the benefit of government and the protection of the laws would bo pay ing his Just dues. If, us is alleged, Julius Rosenwald, Chairman of tho Bureau ot Efficiency, owns 125,000,000 worth of stock In the Senrs-Roebuck Company; schedules tho same at $500,000 and has the valuation raised to $2,500,000 by tho Hoard of Review, then there must be $22,500,000 still untaxed. With a al uaUon ot one-third ot this tho tax duo the pcoplo would bo $350,000. It this Is tho case, we don't blamo tho Bureau of Efficiency for keeping silent on tax dodgers. Is President Macaroni In politics for his health? Aio tho notoriety seekers and office seekers who like to see their numes in tho dry goods storo'hand bills, call ed dally newspapers in Chicago, In politics for their health? Judging from what wo hear of them, we should say not. Judging from what wo read of them they aro in politics for the purpose ot putting Democratic poor men out of Jobs. These fellows, backed by big tax dodgers, affect to be Indifferent to the poor employe of the county offices. They want the support of theso mon at the primaries and they treat them with scorn and contempt at other times. At the Christmas season, when cheer and Joy Bhould prevail wherever it is possible to make it prevail, the Tax Dodgers' Union is talking about discharging men with families and re duping the number of county employes. If these tax dodgors paid their just taxes, there would bo money enough to hire twice tho amount of holp now employed in county offices, and tho taxes of the ordinary taxpayer would bo one-fifth what they aro now. The people have not lost sympathy fon tho poor man yet. And thoy havo not lost sight of the fuct that Tax Dodging millionaires aro supported and sustained by Gold llrlck politicians. You will hear something drop ono ot those days, for you cannot fool the people all ot the tlmo, even with dry goods handbills. In our opinion a School Trusteo who would hand his resignation to tho man who appointed him at the time ho was given the Job, as an evidence of obedience and self-effacement, should bo kicked out on generul principles. Ho Is certainly entitled to no public sympathy. Tho city won't take Judgment against these taxpayers for cement graft until January 2. So if you want to seo for yourself that good cement sidewalks aro torn up to put down new ones for graft, Just look at Ad dison street between Broadway and Clark streets. Woman's suffrage Is going to prove a boomerang to tho follows who put It through in Illinois, If domestic women would vote, It might do a lit tle good. But Judging from tho gang of women who riot at meetings of public bodies, domestic women will keep away from tho polls out of self respect. Under the guise of local option the drys want to make a Puritan village out of Chicago. If tho Democratic party Is to win any inoro battles It will take care of Its friends. If It doesn't, the enemies will take care of It. Men who stand by their friends through thick and thin aro sadly lack ing in the Democratic party. Thcru nru some, however. Tho Cnuso of Personal Liberty will contlnuo to win In Chicago. It must bo kept freo from personal ambitious and entangling alliances. Our Sissy Democratic leaders uro crowing because Chicago has Lady voters and l.ady Barbers. According to their Ideas the country Is behind the times In not giving us Lady Sailors and Lady Soldiers. While certain Chicago Aldermen aro trying to break Into Jail by defying tho government in favor of tho "Long Qreen" Phone Trust, Undo Sam's of ficials are getting ready to bring mat ters before tho Federal Grand Jury. A Washington dispatch says: Washington, D. C, Dec. 17. Besides disclosing plans for an extensive In-' vostlgutlon Into the economic features of the trust problem, Secretary Red field ot the Department ot Commerce believes that Government officials aro to prcBumo that all restraints ot trado aro unreasonable and to' placo tho burden ot establishing tho reasona bleness of tho restraint upon tho per son alleging it; to prohibit Interlock- ' ing directorates; to prohibit watering of stocks; to prohibit corporations from owning Btock In competing com panies, and to forbid persons to con trol competing companies. The peoplo ot Chicago aro aware ot tho fact that their taxes are high because the very rich escape taxa tion. City officials will be Indicted suro as they livo it thoy give away tho city's rights in tho Automatic to mako a telephono trust and monopoly In Chicago, Some Democratic officeholders are so wrapped up In woman's suffrage that thoy forgot their friends. Roger C. Sullivan will havo tho sup port of the ablest Democratic leaders down tho state, for U. S. Sonator. Tho Bureau ot Deficiency ought to loosen up, It should induco somo of Its membors to pay their Just taxes and help the public. Tho Federal Grand Jury will havo something to say If tho city becomes a party to a violation ot the Federal Anti-Trust law.