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k the Imm &ijc Cfjtcngo aslc I IT PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY An Independent Nexvtpapcr, Fearlett and Truthful thful. TO INVESTIGATE COURTS-MARTIAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES $2.00 PER YEAR """ ' Ai1Jit All Communlrntlo to CHICAGO EAGLE 179 WEST WASHINGTON ST. Telephone Main 3913 Southeast Cotnrr Washington St. and Weill St. HENRY F. DONOVAN, Editor nJ Publisher Enttrtd m Snnd Cnn Matter October 11. 1J. ftt the tl Office It Chicago, Ml ol. under Ar - March f, 1S79. ESmiSHED OCTOBER 5, 1889 oorporMed Vbiler the Lairs of Illinois. ounded hr HKNItY P DONOVAN. The Chicago Eagle, a newspaper 'or a.11 classes of roadcra, Is devoted to National, State and Local Pol. Itlcsi to the publication of Mu nlclpal. State, County and San. Itary District news; to comment on people In public life! to clean Baseball and Sports, and to the publication of General Information of Public Interest, Financial, Com merclnl and Political. 100 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1919. PITY THE SMALL HOME OWNER. Tho Common Council has deter mined to levy a tax of $2.85 on ovory $100 of real estate valuation. It carefully nvolds levying a license tax on 1,000 occupations that iuy no state or city tax whatsoever. Tho fact that most of tho nUlcrmcn arc non-taxpayers makes this easy. Tho small home owner will he taxed to death. THE CITY TAX RATE. For soveral years tho city of Chi cago has spent nioro than its revenue. It is now proposed to ralso tho tax rate to make good a dellclt that was bound to occur sooner or later. Thoro would bo more disposition to sanction an increnso in taxes It tho past record of tho city government gavo more ovidenco of economical administration. It may not bo truo that the flnanco committee of tho city council or its chairman is to blame for this situation; hut it is obvious that they havo not been able to pre vent tho city administration from overloading tho municipal budget or from spending more thnn could bo obtained from tho revenues. In asking for an Increased tnx rate, Mr. Klchort, tho chairman of tho llnanco committee, suffors from tho misfortune of tho past record of tho city council. Tho city council has the powor to put a check on expenditures; but Ub attitude has not been suf ficiently energetic to provent tho administration from using tho public revenues for its own purposos. In order to justify a request for a higher tax rato tho city council and its flnanco commlttco must demon strate a greater degrco of Indopond once. If tho public rovenues nro to be disbursed by tho city administration without regard to question of economy and without regard to tho doslres of the city council, wo shall not ho will ing to indorso an increased rato. It is probably truo that tho city re quires more rovonuo. When tho city council demonstrates that It is cap able of administering city funds in an economical manner thero will bo no disposition to withhold whatever rev enues aro necessary. OBITUARY JACOB A. HEY. Jacob A. Hoy, for ton years n mora bor of tho city council from tho 23rd ward, died Wednesday at tho Chicago Osteopathic hospital. Four months ago ho contracted Influenza, and dia betes with complications developed. Mr Hoy had boon promlnont In Re publican politics for years. In 1915 he was a candidato for tho Republican nomination for mayor. Mr. Hey was unmarried. Ho was a promlnont Mason and also was a member of tho various German clubs. ELECTION CALEN DAR FOR 1919 Fob 25 Primary for city offices. March 1, 1919 Last day to file with the county clerk independent peti tions for Judge of the Superior court of Cook county and commissioner of park districts, March 7, 1919 Last day to fllo with tho city clerk independent petitions for mayor, city treasurer, city clerk, judge of municipal court (to fill va cancy), and aldermen. March 11 Registration for city election. April 1 City olectlon and the elec tion of one Superior court judgo In Cook county. Judge John R ('overly gives gen eral satisfaction to the public in tho Municipal ( ourt and grows moro popular etery dav wife Vt ' mKtzhiJ fBt ?miL ,m MiMMll Mil i .. .VA, JLrCV COLONEL B. A. Merchant Miller, Capitalist CAREY'SJLATF0RM Thomas Carey, one of tho Demo cratic aspirants for tho mayoralty, Issued his platform. Thero nro eight een planks, ns follows: Condemnation of tho gas plant and operation of a municipal plant, tho snmo ns tho wator system. Immedlato start on tho construc tion of a thlrty-llvo mllo subway, to bo owned nnd operated by tho city, and built by tho city traction funds now available. Acquisition by tho city of tho sani tary district water power and devel opment of tho power at Brandon's bridge, south of Jollet, tho power to bo used in operntlng tho subway nnd other city owned plants. Consolidation of tho overlapping governmental and taxing bodies. Recognition of women in tho may or's cabinet. Repeal of tho stato utilities law. Personal liberty consistent with tho rights of nil clonn sports. Condemnation nnd taking ovor by tho city of any utility that is not playing square with tho people Good wages for nil city employes. Suppression throughout tho city of haunts of felons and places whoro crimo is bogottcn nnd tho driving out of Chicago of tho criminal classes. Ropeal of tho parolo law. "Psycho pathlsts and sentimentalists aro mak ing a fnrco out of our criminal lnws." Speedy execution of tho public works program along tho lines of tho Chicago plan commission. To mnko Chicago tho Intor-ocoanle city by pushing tho St. Lnwronco wntorwny project on ono end and tho lakes to tho gulf link on tho other. ' A business administration. Fledgo that if elected no tlmo will bo devoted to building up a political machine An open door to tho mayor's ofllco at nil hours of all working days in tho year. If elected stands pledged not to uso tho mayor's ofllco to seek somo othor office. Samo policy of conciliation be tween labor and capital ho has used III his prlvnto business. EAGLETS. Judgo Frank Johnston, Jr., is mnk Ing a nno record on tho Circuit Court bench. Charles Krutckoff is ono of tho most popular membors of tho Board of Assossors. Ho always looks after tho people 's interests. John W. Eckhart, tho popular Dem ocratic leader would mnko n good governor of Illinois. William II. Ilold..thn CAIv SmnVn Inspector, is ono of tho most popular men In public Ufo. Ho has a big fol lowing nnd Is coming to tho front rapidly In Ttopubllcan politics. Clarence S. Plggott stands high nt tho Bar and Is respected by tho poo plo. Ho will bo a Judgo somo day nnd In tho near future nt that. Anthony D'Andren, tho popular pro prietor of tho well known Capri Inn restuurant, at 10 N. Clark street, Is ono of tho coming men of Chicago. Ho Is a born leader of men nnd with his natural ability, splendid education und host of frlonds Is bound to mako his mark In public llfo. His restau rant has won dosorvod fnmo on ac count of tho oxcollenco of Its serv ice. C. B. Willoy, president of tho big C. h. Wllley Company, Is ono of tho solid men of Chlcngo, Ho Is patriotic, progressive and public spirited. Dixon C. Williams, ono of tho finest orators In tho Democratic party Is growing In popularity. Ho wculd mako an Ideal momber of congress If ho would consent to run for tho office. Prank Rico, general manager of the Benjamin Electric Company, Is one of tho progressive young business men of Chicago Ho Is respected and pop ular with everybody CCKHART, and Republican Leader. SAYS HARRISON IS0UT0FTHERACE James S. Mclncrney, clerk of tho Appellate- court nnd ono of tho prin cipal backers of tho movoment to mnko Carter II. Harrison an Inde pendent candidate for mayor, doclnrcd for Thomas Carey for tho Democratic nomination for mayor. Mr. Mclnomoy's statement follows: "Tho situation In Chicago at this tlmo Is of such naturo tlint I havo for a long tlmo seen tho necessity of hav ing n man of largo capacity fill tho mayor's chair and In vlow of this thought I was of tho firm opinion that Carter H. Harrison was that man; ns his great oxporlonco In municipal affairs and his patriotism and ability having been established and his hon esty unquestioned, myself with n lnrgo number of other good cltlzons of Chicago folt that this construction liorlod after tho war, whon great questions of public nnd vital Impor tance to the pcoplo of Chicago will bo solved that ho was tho man to fill tho bill. "However, slnco I hnvo Just rccclvod a letter from Mr. Harrison advising mo that his duties In Franco will not bo finished until after April 1, nnd re questing mo not to bother about tho mayoralty in his bohnlf, nnd nftor looking over tho situation In tho Dem ocratic field, comprising two aspirants nnd tholr rcspcctlvo abilities to fill tho position and tho condition undor which their cnndidnclos were launched I havo concluded that Thomas Carey, with his vast oxporlonco In tho city council and ns ti substantial business innu, is bettor fitted to dlschnrgo tho duties of that ofllco than his oppo nent, nnd I hnvo thoreforo concluded to glvo him my humblo support nnd request my friends nnd all good citi zens to do likewise." DENNIS J. ECAN, Popular Democratic Leader, Who la Making Great Fight for Swoltzer. ADDISON BOULEVARD Loud Demand That Finest East and West Street on North Side Be Made a Boulevard. Addison atreot, tho longest, wldost nnd best streot running oast and wost, north of tho Chicago rlvor, should bo made a boulovard. It is frco from streot car tracks and is tho only real boulovard street lofts and connects three park systoms. Former Aldorman P. F. Haynos and City Treasuror Clayton F. Smith do servo thanks for tl"i good work they aro doing for Addison boulovard. Frank Hogan, tho highly respoctod presldont of tho Heco Envolopo Com pany, would mako a good mayor. He Is a man of groat oxocutlvo ability and earnestness of purposo and he numbers his frlonds by the thousand!. F. II. Soubold, D. C, ono of tho most promlnont chiropractors In Chl cngo, offers to treat all soldlois and sailors sufforlng from sciatica, rheu matism, or kindred ailments froo of charge Ills ofllco la in tho Stovons building, 17 North Stato stroot. III?? '- v'j I senate by Senator Chamberlain of Oregon, chairman of the committee on mllltnry nffnlrs, nnd by 1111 address by President George T. Page of the Amer ican Unr HHsoclHtlon. A GERMAN WHO Maximilian Harden, editor of Die Zukunft In Herlln, seems to bo the only responsible iimu In Geiiniiny who dnres spent; his mind. He writes In uii Issue of his newspaper now at hand, among other things: "And I must add the fact that one of them, the nil highest, nt once be took himself to 11 foreign land, liven the supremo war lord, before the con clusion of pence, choe thu deserter's path. This fnct must at last have opened tho eyes of even Ihose who Ntlll believed In that shimmering Idol. "Now nil the ecret plotting! and writings must-lip luought to the light. . . . Hesitate no longer, ye who now rule, to puhllnh thu unambiguous proof In the iirc!ilcs, to unmask the liars I "Gcrmnns, you shall not, as yes terday you did for princes, excellencies, bunk president, ministerial directors, today fawn unon the fnvor of work-. ers and soldiers' councils. You shall bo determined by your honest convictions, anyone or not." E TO SUPPLANT TURKISH MISRULE fy is. a case of ospih'lfhlng nicer whoro up und thu formei Turkish soldiers Is no pence, no snfjly, n'. ntMiranco No one Is better qualified to speak of tho American womnn's service In tho war and of tho lied Cross as Amer ica's Initial Instrument In carrying thu iiK'ssngo of her sympathy and co-operation to the people of France than Mrs. Wllllnm K. Vandorbllt, who has re turned home on a furlough of two months nfter having been Vn tho war zono for nenrly fur years, She was In Franco nt the tlmo of Germany's invasion. It was she who was responsible for tho founding of tho American Ambulance hospital, at Noullly, now United States Military ' Hospital No. 1. What sho accomplish ed during thoso llrst three horrlblo years of the war Is past telling. It Is sufficient to know thnt Mrs. Vnnder bllt's nniiie has become, throughout Franco nnd Italy, tho symbol of Amer ica's highest typo of womanhood. Mrs. Vanderbllt has run tho gamut of women's war service, having known AN AMERICAN RED CROSS LEADER what It was, Innumerable times, to bo under lire, to sleep out of doors, to be cold and hungry. "Every American womnn over thero who wns thero for servlco nnd not for n good lime, did whatever came to her to do," M10 says. "Wo all did any thing thero was to do In tho curly days, not thinking about It ns doing disa greeable work, but taking It ns a high pihllego to bo u smnll factor In this great light for right." URGES A GREAT itW--t. W. '"- s ' A n dues in Hung this ciumn'xh can Theio never was a time when It wns V. J 1 1 A3Tr:", 16 i f- te.,i t Wllllnm K. Remit, United Stntes senntor from Idaho, Is u prominent fig lire Jut now In connection with n probable congressional Investigation if the general subject of courts-mar-tlul In the United .States nrmy. Says Senator Ilornh: "So many complaints hnvo been laid before me Hint I have nsked that the war department furnish the sen ate complete datu on nil court-mnrtlnl case. After this has been obtained, hearings may be necessary to brine; out nddltlonnl facts. It Is my Intention to nsk President Wilson to Issue n general amnesty to nil prisoners con victed nnd sentenced to prison by courts-martini. This Is that we mny take the tasto of the war out of our mouths. It Is another step townrd our old-time Ideals of' democracy nnd Jus tice." The question hits also been brought to public iittentlou by n speech In the SPEAKS HIS MIND decent fellows, letting your nnd dell n care whether y action bo ou please President Harry Pratt Judson of tho University of Chicago, back from a carefully planned trip through Persln nnd Kuropenn Turkey, says thnt the establishment of a totally new elWIIzn lion und a government structure for tho near Kust to supplant Turkish rulo should not bo overlooked among tho many problems to bo considered by tho proposed league of nations. He Miys : "Theru wero a thousand pictures one could seo of conditions In Turkey, or what, God willing, will never be Turkey nguln. We found nil society broken down; nil lis foundations worn awny; people wandered In thu moun tains, sleeping under wintry skies and dying by the thousand, This Is tho re suit of centuries of tyranny. Wo must reconstruct society from the founda tions. The problem Is not simply shifting n society or government whoro there Is ono already established; It Is none exists. Turkish unities nro broken havo become robbers nnd bandits. There of llfo from duy to day. AMERICAN NAVY mkkmJ Admiral Mayo, commnndcr In chief of tho Atlantic fleet, Is an advocnto of a big navy, a subject now engag ing tho serious thought of tho country. Ho says: "Tho leaguo of nations Is rapidly getting down to a sowing elrclo with no means of enforcement nnd no Interna tional police force. Now Is tho tlmo to go tho limit In expanding our navy. Congreiw should authorize tho con struction of a number of capital ships, leaving tho decision ns to typo, charac ter, nrmor nnd speed to bo worked out by tho naval experts. Wo can expand now beenuso tho world expects It, but to do It later might causo trouble and It certainly would euuso Inquiry, "Thero thould bo not less' than 8,000 officers In tho navy by 1020 and tho complements of tho ships In both officers nnd men should bo kept at war btrength. iw iiitis.i !(, ItIV IVIIVU l.t'lllUt1' ifo will bo up to our naval requirements!, a 0 necessnry for us to bo prepared." 'ir - r;J , 'Mf1 BBKe jagg jBfe oIhl 1 T"' GEORGE B. HOLMES, Popular Republican Candidate for Judge of the Municipal Court. GEO. B. HOLMES FOR JUDGE Popular and Able Lawyer, Strongest and Best Man in Field for Municipal Court Judge. The republicans will undoubtedly nominate Georgo I). Holmes for Mu nicipal court Judgo, as ho Is tho best equipped man in tho raco. Georgo D.' Holmes Is an ablo law yer, rospected by bench, bnr and public. Ho Bhould bo elected judgo of tho Municipal court at tho April olec tlon, nnd ho deserves tho votos of men of all parties on account of his fitness for tho position. To show his standing with his fol low lawyors, It Is only necessary to call attention to tho fact that ho was ondorscd by tho Chicago Bar Asso ciation In tho last liar primary, whon ho was placed eighth In a list of thirty-six In tho ballots cast. Mr. Holmes Is very popular with all who knows him. Ha Is affiliated with a number of organizations, in cluding tho South End Business Men's Association, Society Santiago do Cubn, Sons of Amorican Revolution, Thirty-Second Degrco Mnson, Fern wood Lodgo, No. 238, 1. O. O. F., Coun cil N. U., No. 313, United States Re volver Association, Illinois Stato Rifle Association nnd Is Past Division Com mandor Illinois Division, Sons of Vet erans. Mr. Holmes' war record: April 20, 1898, to November 17, 1898, In tho tronchos, slego and capturo of Santi ago do Cuba; sergeant Co. II, 1st Illi nois Voluntoor Infantry; wonrs two war department medals; In rocont Mexican trouble on stnff of adjt. gen eral; jolnod Illinois Nntionnl Guards on September 1, 1890, as a prlvato in 1st Roglmont Infantry, and wns pro moted to corporal Borgoant lloutonnnt, and sorved on Major Abol Davis' staff for flvo years. TOTAL VOTE BY WARDS Following is tho totnl roglstorod voto by wards: Ward Total 1 13,907 2 25,128 3 25,743 4 12,103 r. 14,156 C 29.2CG 7 1 32,710 8 10,309 9 17,079 10 8,093 U 10,082 12 14,883 13 24,031 11 17,522 15 18,015 10 8,942 17 0,435 18 17,484 10 7,960 20 0,471 21 17,043 22 8,408 23 21,558 21 15,445 25 40,143 2G 28,105 27 36,362 28 10,768 29 20,497 30 .' 24,004 31 23,579 32 35,481 33 32,718 34 23,199 35 31,058 Grand Total 681,583 Flvo bills for stato legislation to bo asked by tho city woro prepared by tho law dopartmont. Tho 'bills provldo: A city managor. CImngos In tho method of select ing city controller, city clerk and city treasuror. Consolidation of tho dutlos und of fices of city controller and city treasuror. Nonpartisan olectlon of aldormon. Consolidation of local governments, A special committee on stato legis lation will pass on tho bills boforo tho council Is asked to act on them. Dixon C. Williams, tho well known manufacturer, deserves well at tho hands of tho Democratic party, Ho is a born leader. SWEITZER PLEDGES BETTER TRANS PORTATION Robert M. Swcitzor, Democratic candldnto for mayor, in n speech be fore tho Chicago Lawyers' associa tion nt tho Morrison hotel mndo tho definite nnd unqualified promlso that his election for mayor would moan the improvement of tho transporta tion servlco in tho city within ton days. Ho outlined tho plans ho in tended to inaugurate on tho day ho took ofllco to bring about this Immo dlnto betterment of tho service Mr. Swcltzor's speech in part fol lows: "You nsk mo why I bollovo in tho Chicago spirit. I answer I havo scon It demonstrated, nnd demonstrated within' tho Inst two years. I havo seen tho city of my birth nrouso from lethargy at tho call of nation. "Who that has seen theso things "nn doubt that tho old Chicago spirit oxlBts nnd nil that It is nccdod to bring it forth is inccntivo nnd leader ship. "All tho things which I hnvo men tioned woro brought about without tho leadership to which tho city was entitled. Thoro wns no encourage ment to tho city from Its oxecutivo In fact, thoro was dlscouragomont. There was no help offorcd from tho mayor's ofllco to tho cltlzons who woro displaying tho old Chicago spirit only criticism and Interference. Chi cago proved her greatness In splto of Its city administration, not becauso of it. ."What, then, can wo bxpect from tho city whon thoro Is in tho mayor's chair a man who will encourago tho Chicago spirit instead of discouraging it?" Taking up tho traction quostlon, Mr. Sweltzor said ho did not intend to promlso mlrnclos. Then ho added: "I do sny that I will bettor tho transportation servlco whilo I nm scoktug my solution. Not in my first year in office, not In my first six months in ofllco, not oven in my first month in ofllco, but In my llrst ton dnys in ofllco. I mnko that promlso bocauso I know the provi sions now in tho traction ordinances that call for bolter servlco, because I know that thoso provisions can bo enforced by n mayor who has tho will to enforco them, and bocauso I know that tho provisions nro not be ing enforced nnd that tho servlco can bo Improvod immeasurably." DONNELLY'S FOR DIAMONDS The best placo In Chicago to buy diamonds, as overybody knows, Is at T. N. Donnolly & Co.'s., 24 N. Dear born streot. For ovor forty years this well known and roliablo houso has been at tho head of tho diamond trado of Chicago, and tho prices aro al ways reaoonablo for tho best goods on tho market. 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