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Popular Alderman Who Should be Re-elected.
Popular Alderman Selected As
Candidate by Democratic
Clayton F. Smith, popular Twenty
eighth ward alderman, was given the
hearty endorsement of the Democratic
Managing Committee of Cook County,
for City Treasurer last Monday. His
selection was a popular one with all
classes of Democrats, as his record
as a public official and business man
is so well known that his candidacy
will prove a winning one with the peo
ple. Aid. Smith served as city treasurer
from 1917 to 1919. Since'then he has
been alderman from the Twenty
eighth ward. He served as a member
of the board of local improvements
under former Mayor Harrison, resign
ing to become garden of the county
The women are making efforts to
gain seats in the 5th, 14th and 17th,
wards. Florence S. Hall filed in the
5th, Lulu M. Sims, colored, in the 14th,
and Silvie Pollacchioli in the 17th. In
the 14th, where George M. Maypole is
the retiring candidate and up for re-,
election, there is a considerable negro
quarter, but it has never been consid
ered strong enough to have any con
trolling influence in the ward.
Individual Family Laundry Service
Bundles Washed Separately
Peerless Steam Laundry Company
4432-34 State Street
Don't Forget to Replace
the Receiver
Telephone users are urged to replace
the receiver promptly at the end of
every conversation.
If the receiver is left off the hook,
either intentionally or accidentally,
it completely cuts off your tele
phone from every other, and requires
the operators to report to persons
calling that your telephone is out of
By replacing the receiver on the hook
at the end of each telephone talk,
you keep your telephone door open
;-2 : and assist in maintaining good service, 4 -
Skip-stop service on the Chicago
Surface Lines has been ordered con
tinued by the public utilities commis
sion. One-man cars for outlying districts
and a continuation of the experiments
with trailers was provided for in the
The skip-stop plan has already been
approved by the city council.
The order, after providing for the
skip-stops, declares that one-man cars
provided with safety devices have
proven practicable where the traffic is
not excessively heavy.
Use of the one-man cars, the order
say, will release many cars for down,
town use. ' '
Immediate purchase and use of
more trailers is provided for in the
The car company's engineers are in
structed to draw up tentative plans
for the rerouting of lines, so that a
maximum of efficiency may be ob
tained. The order marks the end of an old
case started at the instigation of the
Cook county real estate board for bet
ter street car service.
The city of Chicago has commenced
a popular fight on the Telephone Trust.
It is alleged that the state telephone
merger endangers the $18,000,000 de
preciation reserve fund built up by
Chicago nickels.
News Events
of the World
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Frederick H. Parkhurst, governor of
Maine, died at Augusta, Me. He failed
to recover from the effects of an in
fection under his tongue with which
be was, attacked three weeks ago.
A Belfast dispatch says Captain
King, district inspector, was seriously
wounded and his wife was shot dead
near the Mallow railroad station in
County Cork.
Organization of the Mexican army
totaling 80,000 men, would be provided
under plans drafted by Enrique Es
trada, minister of war, and members
of the general staff at Mexico City.
Authorities of the allies at Oppein,
Upper Silesia, seized two carloads of
arms and ammunition being taken into
Upper Silesia from Germany, it is said
in a dispatch received at Paris.
Prince Peter Alexievich Kropotkin,
Russian geographer, author and revo
lutionary leader, Is dead in Moscow,
says a Copenhagen dispatch.
Reports that disturbances which
broke out recently in Siberia are as
suming an alarming character are con
tained in a Helsingfors dispatch.
According to a Berlin dispatch Gro-
ver Cleveland Bergdoll, American draft
evader, and Isaac Stecher, his chauf
feur, say they have Canadian pass
ports, by means of which they escaped
from the United States in July, 1920,
and reached Germany.
President Obregon of Mexico has de-'
cided to overturn all the concessions
by which American oil and mining in
terests were deprived of their proper
ties during the last hours of the De
La Huerta administration, according
to information that has reached the
State department at Washington.
The allies' supreme council at Paris,
representing France, Great Britain,
Belgium, Italy and Japan, approved
the German reparations plan drafted
by its special committee. The plan
provides for the payment by Germany
of 226,000,000,000 gold marks ($5,783,
000,000, estimating the mark at .238)
in 42 annual installments.
Dissolution of the Association of
German Comrades in Arms of the City
of Peoria, by order of Attorney Gen
eral Brundage, was reported to Secre
tary of State Emmerson at Springfield,
L. T. Benjamin, confessed wife slay
er, was sentenced to 50 years, in the
state prison by Judge B. F. Coyle, in
the Kossuth district court at Algona,
The Gulf Pipe Line company at
Houston, Tex., posted a price of $1.50
on coastal crude oil, a cut of 50 cents
A Delmonte, Cal., dispatch says that
Mrs. Mildred Jacques, wife of Claude
Jaques of Delmonte, and Mrs.. Maud
Pierson, wife of a Monterey business
man, twin sisters, ane the proud moth
ers of girl babies, born .Monday.
Robert Barrett, sixty, a Chicago
commission man and a member of the
Union stockyards of that city, was
shot and killed at Wheatfield, Ind., by
Floyd Garrett, thirty-seven, a tenant
on Mr. Barrett's farm.
The principal oil purchasing agen
cies at Pittsburgh, Pa., announce a
further reduction in price of crude oil.
Pennsylvania crude was cut 50 cents
to $5 a barrel and Somerset light to
The appeal of Judge Ben B. Lind
sey of the Denver (Colo.) juvenile
court from conviction on charges of
contempt of court was dismissed by
the United States Supreme court at
President-elect Harding- In a letter
in the current Issue of Our Navy, a
periodical published at New York by
naval men, declared that so long as
there was need for national defense
"we must maintain our navy.",
A jury in District court at Sioux
City, la., composed of four women and
eight men returned a verdict complete
ly exonerating Mrs. Martha Oxberger
of the charge of, murdering Mrs. Ella
Nichols, November 21 last.
Federal Judge John R. Hazel en
tered a decree at Buffalo, N. Y., in the
case of the United States against the
Eastman Kodak company under the
Sherman anti-trust law, directing the
dissolution of the company.
The Philadelphia mint coined -43,-
084,352 pieces 'Of money in January, It
was announced there. ' -
. A radiogram to. the . Miami (Fla.);
.Metropolis - said President-el eeti Ilard-i
ing had caught 11 fish and ethers, in
his party a dozen or more fish.
Unemployed men at Newport News.
Va., were given their choice of work
on sewer improvements or jail. The
city manager issued the edict, promis
ing sewer jobs to all who applied.
Arbuckle Brothers at New York
quoted fine granulated sugar at 7
cents a pound, a reduction of one
fourth cent. The Federal Sugar Re
fining company later , announced a
price of 6.85 cents a pound.
Four members of a Pennsylvania
railroad wrecking crew, all from Co-
umbus, were killed while returning to
Columbus when their wreck train was
lit by a freight train three miles east
of Newark, Ohio.
Another wage cut was announced at
Coatesville, Pa., by the Midvale Steel
and Ordnance company. Mechanics
in all departments will be affected.
Some workers will draw a $50-month
Twelve persons, six men and six
women, were burned to death and sev
eral were, burned with but little
chance of recovery when fire destroyed
the Colonial hotel in Hoboken, N. J.
Lieut. Clarence M. Cutler of Massa
chusetts was killed and Lieut. Chester
P. Dorland of San Diego, Cal., seri
ously injured in an airplane accident
at Coblenz.
Three firemen were killed and 18 se
riously hurt when a wall of a building
at Providence, R. I., collapsed during
a fire. Two of the injured are ex
pected to die.
A crowd estimated at 300 men
jammed around the entrances of an
Indianapolis 10 to 25-cent store in an
swer to an advertisement for five per
sons. Morris & Co., Chicago packers, have
finally capitalized much of their large
sufplus and have distributed $37,000,
000 in stock, which amounts to 1,233
per cent on their $3,000,000 capital.
Co-operation between negroes and
white "people in solving problems of
the colored race was urged by
Vice President-Elect Coolidge in an
address at a negro church at Atlanta,
More than 0,000 suicides in 1920, an
increase of over 1,000 for a single
year, were brought to the attention of
the Save a Life league, according to
its" annual report made public at New
Ten officers and trustees of the
Black Diamond Oil company, an al
leged $25,000,000 oil and land corpora
tion, with offices in Chicago and New
York, were indicted by the federal
grand jury at Chicago.
Members of the Illinois Thresher
men's association have been granted a
rate of a fare and one-half in the con
vention in Peoria, 111., March 1,' 2 and
3, Secretary J. M. Boyer announced at
Decatur, 111.
The rivers and harbors bill, carry
ing a lump sum appropriation of $15,
250,000, was passed by the house at
Washington and sent to the senate. A
motion to recommit the measure was
voted down. 205 to 120.
President Wilson at Washington re
fused to commute the ten-year sen
tence imposed upon Eugene V. Debs
for violation of the espionage act.
Live stock on farms and ranges
January 1 was valued at $G,235,569,000,
compared with $8,507,145,000 in 1920,
the Department of Agriculture an
nounced at Washington.'
Modern battleships cannot be de
stroyed by ' aerial bombs, American
navy experts at Uashington declare,
after a series of experiments on the
old battleship Indiana.
More than G0,000 checks on the na
tional treasury at Washington for re-
tainer pay due naval reservists are un
claimed because of the failure of the
men to keep the department informed
of their address.
The negro population of St. Louis in
1920 was G9,G03, an increase of 25,643.
The negro population of Topeka, Kan.,
in 1920 was 4,294, a decrease of 241,
the census bureau at Washington an
nounces. Former Governor Coolidge of Massa
chusetts will occup the same suite in
the New Willard hotel at Washington
that has been the home of Vice Presi
dent Marshall.
The Japanese population of nawali
In 1920 was 109,274 out of the total
population of 255,912, and represented
an increase for that race of about 33
per cent since 1910, the census bureau
at-Washington announced.
A Washington dispatch says that r
new investigation into the escape of
Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, draft eva
der, recently located in Germany, is
now in progress as a result of Berg
doll's own account of his flight.
Oil production in the United States
in 1920 totaled . 443,402,000 barrels,
whiie consumption of oil in the United
Statesvea clied. the unprecedjen ted ,o-;
tal of 531,186,oyd' barrels,"ra ccording Jo
a Washington report. - -
Springfield. Attorney General Brun
dage's demands upon the legislature for
a huge appropriation with which to
carry on a statewide war against booze
sellers under the Volstead act's nuis
ance clause are to be met with vigor
ous opposition. Political leaders said
that this is likely to develop into one
of the biggest rows of the session and
before it is ended will cause a strange
alignment of members on the wet and
dry sides. Opponents of the Brundage
plans will set up the claim in the leg
islature that the state's attorneys of
the various counties and not the attor
ney general's office should handle vio
lations of the dry laws.
. East St. Louis. Guy Kyle, rector of
the Free Meth6dist church at Mount
Vernon, was arraigned before United
States Commissioner Hooker on a
charge of stealing mail pouches con
taining $lS9,0d0 at Mount Vernon.
He has confessed complicity in the
robbery. The former rector waived
preliminary hearing and was remanded
to the jail. Bail was fixed at $20,000.
Loren Williamson, business partner in
the garage business, was arrested at
Mount Vernon in connection with the
robbery. Williamson has not denied
participation in it. Kyle is said to
have implicated Williamson in the rob
bery. Springfield. Official results of the
recent election of the Illinois mine
workers, as announced, show that the
present state officers have been re
elected. Frank Farrington is re-elected
president with 35,218 votes. His
nearest competitor, John W. Hind
mash of Riverton, polled 14,834 votes.
Harry Fishwick of Springfield was re
elected vice president and Walter Nes
bitt of Belleville, secretary-treasurer
by practically the same pluralities as
Farrington. Edward Dobbin of Belle
ville defeated J. M. Zimmerman of
Springfield for international board
Springfield. Promotion of additional
roads in the state of Illinois will be
the aim of the Illinois State Automo
bile association, which will open head
quarters here to be open during the
time the legislature is in session. Leg
islation to this end will be framed by
the association for presentation to the
assembly. Representatives of the or
ganization, which has a membership
of G0,000, will be present to help enact
laws in the interest of autoists and
hard road boosters.
Snrinjrfield. Reporting the results
of a survey, William T. Cross, survey
officer of the state public welfare de
partment, advises the establishment of
a rehabilitation hospital to provide an
industrial training course for the phy
sically crippled in the state. Several
other recommendations for the care of
physical unfortunates are made in the
report. The rehabilitation act passed
by the last general assembly made pro
visions for the survey which has just
been completed.
Springfield. Taxicabs, rooms with
bath, tips and other ways and means
of convenience will in future be taboo
for examiners for the state public util
ities commission. A bulletin order
which has gone through the commis
sion's offices classes these things as
luxuries not to be paid for by the
state. If any examiners indulge in ex
travagance hereafter they will pay
the bills out of their own pockets, the
notice said.
Springfield. Construction work on
a sewage treatment plant at Marion
according to attaches of the state de
partment of health, was' abandoned in
1915, and now the city is threatened
with damage suits for stream pollu
tion, and has submitted plans for the
plant for review and approval to the
state department of health.
Tuscola. Tuscola is the recipient of
a farm of SO acres of land in Doug
las county valued at $20,000, which is
to be sold and the money utilized for
the construction of a public hall. The
donor is a leading citizen, who makes
the gift upon the stipulation that his
identity remain a secret.
Lincoln. Although last year's corn
crop was generally considered below
the standard. County Farm Adviser
Ebersol says Logan county will not be
lacking in seed corn for next year.
The 1919 crop -will furnish plenty of
seed, Ebersol advises. He says the
grade of seed will be very good.
Springfield. Of the 1,500 prisoners
in ,the state prison at Joliet 450 have
moved into the new prison which is
being constructed by prisoners, J. L.
Whitman, superintendent of prisons,
announced. One cellhouse is entirely
complete and a second is under con
struction, Whitman said.
Joliet. In order that mothers of
smjall children may be able to attend
the services on Sunday, a checking
room and nursery for babies has been
opened by the Methodist church in
Alount Carroll. Jackrabbits are not
common in northern Illinois, but two of
them have been killed near Mount Car
coll within a few weeks.
Aurora. A proposition to dismiss
the children of the public , schools at
certain hours during the school peri
od! in order that they should be given
religious instruction at the church of
their choice was voted down by the
Aurora board of education.
Chicago. A state rent commission
similar to that operating in New York,
will be provided for in a. bill which
State Senator; Harold Cv Kessinger,
chairman of the legislative committee
on housing problems, will be asked to
present to the Illinois legislature by
the Chicago Tenants' association.
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Well Known Banker and Capitalist.
What is planned to be the greatest
community celebration ever held in
Chicago will begin on the west side
March 1 with the opening of a new
commercial center on Madison street
between California and Homan ave
nues. At a meeting of the West Center
Mercantile association Monday night
at 3274 Madison street, seventy-one
wrest side merchants announced the
completion of plans for the celebra
On March 1 the new Madison & Ked-
zie state bank, and the gigantic new
Senate theatre, seating 32,000, the
largest in the United States, fwill
open. Cluster lignts wmcn win De a
permanent feature will be lighted for
the first time that night.
Ward. Elected 102O. Holdover.
X J. J. Coughlin, D M. Kenna, D.
2 R. R. Jackson, R.L.. B. Anderson, R.
3 U. S. Schwartz, D.J. H. Passmore, R.
4 J. A. Richert, D.T. A. Hogran, D.
5 R. J. Mulcahy, D. J.B.McDonough.D.
6 C. E. Eaton, R. . A.A.M'Cormlck, R.
7 G. Guernsey, R..W. R. Fetzer, R.
8 M. S. Furman, D. R.A.Woodhull. D.
9 S. W. Govier, D. . G. Madderom, R.
10 J. McNichols. D.Frank Klaus, D.
11 L. Rutkowskl. D.Vac. to be filled.
12 J. Cepak, D A. J. Cermak, D.
13 J. G. Home, D..S. O. Shaffer, R.
14 J. H. Smith, D..G. M. Maypole, D.
15 O. H. Olsen, R...Ed. J. Kaindl, D.
16 J.A.Plotrowskl.D.S. H. Kunz. D.
17 S.S.Walkowiak.D S.Adamktewlez, D.
18 M.F.Kavanagh.D.John J. Tuony, U.
19 J. B. Bowler, D..John Powers, D.
20 M. Franz. D Henry L. Fick. D
21 C. J. Aernew. R..Dorsey Crowe. D.
22 It. C. Klein, D. . . Math.Hlbbeler, R.
23 W. P. Steffen, R.T. O. Wallace, K.
24 J. Haderlaln, D..Jas. Dorney, R.
25 F. J. Link, R....H. D. Capltaln, R.
26 T. R. Caspers, D.Wm. F. Llpps. R.
27 C.Jensen, D E. R. Armltage, R.
28 M.Adamowskl, D.C. F. Smith, D.
29 T. F. Bvrne. D..J. F. Kovarlk. D,
30 W. R. O'Toole. D. Jas. F. Burns, R.
31 T. F. Moran, D. .Scott M. Hogan, K.
32 J. H. Lyle, R....A. J. Fisher, R.
33 A.O. Anderson, R.J. P. Garner, R.
34 J. Toman, D Jos.O.Kostner. D.
35 T. J. Lynch, D...John S. Clark. D.
1 John J. Coughlin, Chicago.
2 James J. Kelly, Chicago.
3 Terence F. Moran, Chicago.
4 O. J. Milord, Chicago.
5 Barth. P. Collins, Chicago.
6 Stephen D. Griflin, Chicago.
7 William Kells, Chicago.
8 James O'Connor, Chicago.
9 Edmond L. Mulcahy, Chicago.
10 John P. Dougherty, Chicago.
13 Douglas Pattison, Freeport.
15 Jackson R. Pearce, Quincy.
16 Thomas O'Connor, Peoria.
17 Everett Smith, Lincoln.
18 C. A. Purdunn, Marshall.
19 Isaac B. Craig, Mattoon.
20 James McNabb, Carrollton.
21 Ernest Hoover, Taylorville. N
22 Jeremiah Hoover, East St, Louis.
25 Reed Green, Cairo.
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Vice-President Chicago Title and Trust Company,
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There is a big fight on Alderman
Thomas O. Wallace of the Twenty
third ward. The city administration
is fighting Wallace and a deal between
the democrats and the Thompson
forces is said to have been made at a
conference in the rooms of the coun
ty commissioners, Eugene H. Dupee
and one of his assistants in the board
of local improvements acting for the
Thompson ward organization. Joseph
Gill, democratic ward committeeman,
does not deny that the city hall forces
are backing Poage, who, two years ago,
in his campaign against Congressman
Britten, is reported to have been very
bitter in his attacks against the
Thompson administration.
"The democrats think they have a
chance to elect Poage because of the
row betwen Wallace and the mayor,"
said Mr. Gill. "We have withdrawn
our candidates in the past in order to
help Aid. Wallace, and it is necessary
for us to make a campaign if we want
to keep our organization intact."
A number of democratic leaders in
other parts of the city are of the opin
ion that the democrats of the 23d ward
will make a mistake in entering into
an alliance with Thompson. The only
hope they see in the future is the
overthrow of Thompson, and if demo
crats try to bring about the defeat of
such vigorous anti-Thompson alder
men as Wallace, the outlook is dis
couraging in their judgment.
More than a score of 23d ward dem
ocrats have notified Aid. Wallace, it
is said, that they will not be parties
to any deal with Thompson, and there
are reports of trouble in the Thomp
son organization because of Poage's
criticism of the administration. To
add to the confusion, it is understood
that Mr. Poage does not intend to re
cede from his stand of two years ago.
Conditions in the Loop streets de
mand immediate attention.
The congestion is now so great that
it is almost impossible to walk, let
alone ride about except at a snail's
The city should take measures to
establish and maintain adequate park
ing space outside of the Loop on the
North, West and South sides.
Then all street traffic within the
Loop should be prohibited between
8 a. m. o'clock and 5 o'clock p. m.
The famous Terrace Garden is
iiow one of Chicago's distinct features.
A trip to the Morrison Hotel where
the beautiful restaurant is located al
ways means a return visit.

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