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OCT 31 .J19
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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Ofnea at Chletgo, llllnolt, unaar Act of March I. 1171. 179 W. Washington St., Chicago. III.
Entered at Stetnd Clttt Mfitter Oetebtr 11.
Office at Chicago, llllnolt, under Act ef M
A 2-STORY STREET
South Water Street Will Have Upper
and Lower Sections With Its Ten
Million Dollar Improvement.
And That Improvement Is Going Through Beyond
Question. Says President Michael J.
Faherty With Emphasis.
Tho obJoctorB to the two-decker
plnn of Improving South Water Htroet
taavo boon overruled.
A big meeting was hold in the City
Hall and tho klckors wcro knocked
out. President Michael J. Faherty of
the Improvement board declared the
motion to prococd with tho improve
ment was carried.
"Why wan thlB mooting called If you
won't lot tho property owners bo
heard?" shouted objectors.
"I have asked for objections to the
improvement and you are only dlscuBB
Ing dotalls that rightfully como boforo
tho courts," replied I'resldont Faherty.
"You can't Btop this improvement, for
tho peoplo of tho city aro back of it,
and what tho pooplo want they will
get. You can stay it a year In court,
but that Is all. This vas tho experi
ence of all who tried o s.top tho
Michigan uvcnuo project, 12th stroot
widening and othor public improve
ments. "You will bo paid a fair prlco for
your property. There Is no ono hero
who can provo tho city linH not paid
fair prices for all property taken for
public Improvements. This Improve
mont Is going through. Wo havo hold
this meeting to conform to tho law.
Tho board complies with tho law and
then goes ahead and docs what it
Churlcs II. Wackor, chairman of tho
Chicago plan commission, prcaontcd a
favorable report of tho commission on
tho Improvement and recommended
that tho report bo accoptod as tho sen
timent of tho peoplo and of tho board.
Homoval of tho great produce busi
ness from South Water and Illvor
stroots to n different part of tho city
to better railroad facilities and to get
away from tho congestion which now
encumbers It, will moan a saving to
tho peoplo of tho city of $6,540,000 an
nually, according to Mr. Wackor, basod
on u survoy made by tho government
nnd city experts. Ho termed tho dis
trict an "economic waBto," a burden
some charge on all peoplo and a draw
back to tho progress of tho city.
The contemplated improvement pro
vides for tho removal or all buildings
on tho north side of South Water
and River streets between Michigan
uvcnuo nnd Market streets, tho front
ago on tho river to become property of
tho city and owners reimbursed.
Tho street will bo doublo decked,
tho uppor lovel to conform to tho
prosent elevations of tho docks of the
bridges over tho river and will bo used
for light traffic. Its lovel will also bo
tho same us that of Michigan boule
vard. Tho lower level will bo mudo
by excavating and will connect with
tho levels of tho hike front ware
housos, tho railways and tho Industrial
contors of tho city. Heavy trafllc will
tiso tho lower lovol and through it, it
Is claimed, 1G per cent of tho prosent
loop congestion will be olimluntcd.
Flguros prosonted by tho Wackor
report bIiow that 15,714 vehlclo trips
por dny aro mado Into tho South
Water street district and that thoro
Is an annual loss of $1,600,000 In tlmo
through street trafllc delays, f 2,520,000
wasto of foods and $1,624,000 in cost
WOMEN FOR NEW WARDS
Tho Women's municipal jjommltteo,
of which Jano Addams Is chairman
nnd H. Graco Nicholes socrotary, has
mndo recommendations to voters on
tho questions to bo submitted nt tho
November election. It urges n vnta
for tho nonpartisan oloctlon of nldor
mon; redisricting of tho city into fitly
wnrds; tho "gateway" amendment;
tho public ownership measura; tho
Largest Weeklj' Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing
Vt Per Year In Advance.
two Cook county bond Issues, ono for
$5,000,000 for good roads and tho
other for $1,000,000 for n now juve
nile detention home; nnd tho six city
of Chicago bond Issues, totaling $26,
600,000. Tho snmo commltteo urges a voto
against Increasing tho terms of alder
men from two to four years.
On tho Initiative and referendum
tho commltteo makes no flat recom
mendation. It avoids a discussion of
tho merits of tho Inlllatlvo and refer
endum, and states "all who bcllovo In
tho principle aro urged to voto in its
LEADERS OFF FOR
Mnro than a score of members of
tho Chicago Association of Commerce
loft ror Atlantic City to attend the
International trado conference to bo
hold under tho auspices of the Cham
bor of Commcrco of tho United States.
Tho delegation Included:
John V. O'Lfury,
v. O. iiuctho,
Kriwiml i:. (lore.
It. II. Ilcncli,
l H. Crnll,
C. It. McKay.
II. K. .Miller,
V. I). Hklpwmth,
(1. II. ltnmiey,
R. I). Ilull.crt,
(oo. M. HcynoIdH,
K. J. niilllnKtnn,
It. I. I.nruont,
i:. I'. Curry,
Dorr i:. Kelt,
It. I'. Crnwoll,
tmln V. Swift.
TlioiniiH 12. Wilson,
Frank .1. l'cubudy,
Holier! J. Tliorne.
J. N. Vnn iler Vric.
J. T. Webber,
Ifiiriv N. Wlieclor,
It. It. Merrick.
n. a. upruKiio.
REID'S PLAN IN
CREASES PHONE COST
Tolophono meters which would reg
ister tho tlmo consumed by each call,
so that phono users could be charged
according to tho amount of telephon
ing they do, Is tho ultimate solution
of Chicago telophono dilllcultloH In tho
bollef of Commissioner of Public Ser
vlco William H. Held.
"A meter on every phono which
would record tho tlmo spent In conver
sation would eliminate all question of
overcharges," said Mr. Hold.
"If peoplo had to puy extra for use
less tolephono chatter, thero would bo
less talking. Tho load on tho com
pany's systom would docrenBo remark
ably nnd tho cost of handling It would
diminish accordingly. This would
moan hotter sorvlco for less monoy."
Mr. Held recommends that both tho
sender nnd tho recolvor of nil tolo
phono mosBagos bo mado to pay equal
ly for all messages.
RAISES WAGES OF
Tho Chicago Tolophono company
Itn3 raised tho wngos of its em
ployes, and thoy aro to rocolvo wage
nnd salary Increases amounting to
between $1,000,000 and $1,500,000 an
nually. Tho avorngo increase Is said
to nmount to 5 per. cent a week.
Tho greatest lncreasos, on tho por
ceutago basis, aro granted to cm
ployen receiving tho smaller wngos.
Operators who havo boon In tho sorv
lco loss than a yoar, It Is understood,
will recolvo nn Increase of $2 n wook,
whllo thoBO in tho sorvlco n number
of years will recolvo a weokly ralso
THE JUDICIAL BATTLE
Tho Republicans aro solid for tho
oloctlon of tliolr judicial tlckot.
All threo factions aro supporting
W. V. Struckmnn tor a soat on tho
Superior court bench nnd O. Fred
UuhIi for tho Circuit bench.
That tho candidates of tho Labor
party would have a hard fight to stay
on tho ballot became evident when
petitions attacking flvo candidates In
particular and several attacking tho
cntlro Labor ticket wcro tiled. Ex
ports on election proccduro Bald thoy
bollovcd tho ontlro Labor contingent
would bo thrown off tho ballot.
DENEEN WITH L0WDEN
Donoou Republicans aro with Low
don for presldont. Thoy had a big
banquet nt tho Morrison Monday
Charles S. Doneon presided and led
tho choorlng when Hoy O. Wost of
forod a resolution Indorsing Lowdon
for president nnd calling on tho Re
publicans of Illinois to support him
in tho nntloual convention. Stato
Senator Morton D. Hull seconded tho
West resolution with n speech laud
ing the record of Lowdon as a war
Tho Drundngo organization is ex
pected also to plcdgo Its support to
Governor Lowden, and tho wiseacres
say tho city hall Republicans will
FINE SKIN GAME
Shortage in Sugar Caused by De
liberate Attempt to Corner
Market and Squeeze
Reason for This Crime Is Desire to
Prevent Housewives from Can
The shortage In tho retnll sugar
market Is tho result of a deliberate at
tempt to boost tho canning Industry
and to forco housewives to buy Its
products by preventing tho purchase
of sugnr for homo use.
A tetnll house that deals largely In
canned fruits had been selling canned
plnenpplo, canned apricots and other
canned fruits for 40 cents per can.
Last week u well known local
wholesale grocery house which oper
ates a mid storage warphouso bought
the whole stock on hand of this re
taller nt 60 cents por can with tho
understanding that ho was to chnrgo
75 cents per can for tho articles In
question in tho future.
Last summer tho big fruit pnekers
bought up nil tho strawberries on tho
vines and many other kinds of fruits
put up by housewives for winter use.
The cold storago plants of Chicago
were packed full of strawberries, etc.,
all summer for uso in the big can
neries. To further prevent tho housowlfo
ROGER C. SULLIVAN,
Popular Democratic Leader.
from putting up presorves for family
ubo and to forco hor to patronize tho
Trust, tho sugar market was cor
nered. And It remains cornered.
Comment Ik unnecessary.
VOTE FOR STRUCKMANN
Cook County votors will mnko no
mlstnko If thoy cast tholr ballots for
William V. Struckmnnn for Judgo of
tho Superior court to 1111 tho vacancy
caused by tho death of Judgo Honry
Ouorln. Mr. Struckmnnn is ono of
tho nblost lawyers at tho bar and his
public record is n long and honorable
Chlof Bailiff Dennis J. Egan of tho
Municipal court was guest of honor at
a dinner held nt Sacred Heart church
hull, 1001 South Peoria strcot.
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HAAS DOES WELL
Popular Recorder of Deeds Makes a
Splendid Official Record in Behalf
of All Real Estate Owners.
The Merit System Instituted by Him in the
Recorder's and Torrens System Office
Is Nearly Perfect.
J. Scott Mntthows, tho able Exam
Iner of Titles pays tho following well
deserved tribute to a good Cook coun
A brief summary of some of tho
noteworthy achievements of the pres
ent Recorder of Deeds nnd Ileglstrnr
of Titles, Joseph T. Haas, for the ben-
eflt of real estato ownora of Cook
1. Ho has Instituted a merit system
of appointments in both tho Record
er's olllco und tho Torrens olllco
whoroby efllcloncy is recognized and
2. I)y establishing a "Ilaso Title
Systom" for subdivisions ho has ex
pedited tho work of tho Examiners of
Titles and mado the work of each Ex
aminer of permanent valuo to Cook
;!, Ho has demonstrated In a number
of cases doclded by tho Circuit Court
of Conk county that anto-flro abstracts
of tltlo mado In tho Abstract Depart
ment of tho Recorder's olllco aro valid
4. Ho hus mado property values
moro stnblo in Cook county by causing
survoyors to bo moro olllclent and
their mirvoys to bo moro accurate;
and in recognition of his sorvlcos in
this rospect ho is now tho first presi
dent of tho Uonrd of Examiners for
Land Surveyors In Cook county.
5. Has procured the enactment of
a law creating tho olllco of Chief Ex
aminer of Titles, with power over the
other examiners similar to that en
joyed by tho Chief of Justice of tho
Municipal Court of Chicago over his
associate Judges, thereby making it
possible for tho Chlof examiner to
givo the other examiners specialized
work which enables them to becomo
real specialists In tho work assigned.
C. Ho has eliminated the annoyance
nnd inconvenience suffered by both
owners nnd mortgagees through tho
lack of mortgagees' duplicate certifi
cates of tltlo. He secured the enact
ment of a law, effcctlvo July 1, 1910,
whereby owners now may keep tho
owners' certificates of tltlo and mort
gagees may retain theirs.
7. Under Section 82 of tho Ton ens
Act a certificate of salo of registered
land for any tax, assessment or Im
position shall bo filed In the Torrens
olllco within three months of the date
of salo or tho laud forever Is relensed
from the effect of such sale, "and no
deed shall be issued In pursuance of
such certificate." Tho county clerk In
the past Iiuh not hud the necessary
records to show whether or not prop
erty had been teglstereil under tho
Torrens System. In conseqilenco tax
deeds havo been Issued on Torrens
proporty where the certificates of snlo
were void for failure to lllo within
threo months. Tho Registrar of Titles
called this situation to the attention of
tho county clerk, who thereupon se
cured f i oin the Circuit couit Judges
and tho county board authority to em
ploy nu assistant clork to check all
requests for tnx deeds: and hereafter
no tnx deeds will bo Issued on Torrens
property unless the law shall havo
been strictly compiled with as to filing
tux cortlflrntps of Halo within threo
months. Holders of Torrens certifi
cates of tltlo will appreciate this added
8. Tho foregoing changes have nil
been made without expense to Cook
county, oxcept as noted In tho preced
Moreover, during tho first two years
of his term the present Recorder of
Deeds paid into the county treasury
$794 covoilng fees received by him
for tho execution of deeds releasing
trust deeds In which he had been
named as successor in trust.
In December. 1918, tho report for
tho fiscal yeur showed that the Re
corder of Deeds and Registrar of
Titles had saved fiom his annual ap
propriation tho sum of $25,724.28.
FOR THE CONSTITU
Walter 11. Wilson, 2G19 Prnlrlo uvc
nuo. Krnnklln A. Denlson, 3132 Calumet
Levy Mayor, Dlackstono hotel.
Nonnnn II, MncPhorson, 1907 S.
John J. Gorman, 1C33 Jackson boulo
vnrd. Fredrick W. Brudor, 2120 W. Mndl
"Francis A. Hurloy, 2253 Wnrron
Michael F. Sullivan, 1011 W. Jack
Harry E. Greenwood, 215 S. Throop
Arthur E. Smith, 2042 Loxington
Edward II. Morris, 3757 Voruon
WHOLE Sl'MJJKl. 150
Archibald J. Caroy, 3428 Vernon
Mathcw D. Hnrtlgan, 283C Wallace
James A. Gorman, 2S12 Princeton
Joseph do BarbcrrJ, 4CC E. 41st
Charles Hallbcck, 770 E. 41st street.
John E. Trncgor, 921 W. 64th place.
Gcorgo P. Latchford, 4532 Emerald
Morton D. Hull, 4t'oZ Woodlawn
Abel Davis, 5125 Ellis avonuo.
William J. Lindsay, 0219 St. Law
William P, Casoy, C42C Langloy ave
Fred W. Hack, 5483 Ellis nvonue.
Bnrncy Bcrlyn, C003 Prnlrlo avo
nuo. SIXTH DISTRICT.
Georgo A. Dupuy, 452C N. Paulina
Rufus C. Dawes, 1800 Shorldan road,
Josoph E. Flnnagan, 4S50 X. Paulina
Josoph II. Stongcr, 2244 Lowla
Victor Koohlor, 1808 Byron street.
Christian Molor, 42 1C X. Winchester
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rreucnu it. uoioung, ou u. Illui
Amos C. Mlllor, 241 Molroso avenue,
David E. Shauahan, 3315 S. Weatorn
Frank TroIU, 3437 W. 23rd stroot.
Charles J. Michal, 2410 S. Kodzlo
Robert E. Cauloy, 202S W. 35th
William II. Crudon, 10204 Wallaco
Porclvnl G. Baldwin. 2017 W. 70th
Frank J. Wnlsh, 512 W. 05th street.
Michncl K. Sheridan, 5C0S S. Peorln
Honry Gronler, CI 17 S, May street.
II. O. Becsq 571S "Wentworth avo
nuo. THIRTEENTH DISTRICT.
Douglas Sutherland, C55S Mlnorva
Oscar Wolff, 10C11 Avenuo H.
John J. Poulton, 7311 Oglesby avo
nuo. Frank Foster, 9120 Exchange ave
Harry II. Wilson, 11332 Watt avo
nuo. Josoph GnJeBkl, 514 V. HCth strcot
(Continued on pane 4.)
Armln F. Hand, director of Hand's
All Amorlcnn band, will furnish the
music for tho North SIdo Turner hall
concorts for fifteen Sundays, com
mencing next Sunday, November 2nd,
at 3 p. m.
Largest Weekly Circulation Among
People o( Influence and Standing