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VOTE ON BONUS IS POSTPONED Final Action by Senate is Put Over Until Late Today. Efje Cfn'caao agle TAKE 700 REBELS FLEEING BELFAST Free Staters Surprise Guard at Castle Monaghan, Near Castleshane. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY An Independent Newspaper, Fearless und Truthful. mBSCRIPflOYN RATES $200 PER YEAR Address ATI Communlcaf lon to CHICAGO EAGLE 179 WEST WASHINGTON ST. Telephone Main 3913 Southeast Corner Washington St. and Wellt St. HENRY F. DONOVAN. Editor and Publisher Entered a Second Claas Matter October 11. 1889. at the Post Office at Chicago, Illi aola, under Act of March 3. 1879. ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 5, 1885 Incorporated Under the Laws of Illinois Founded by HENRY F. DONOVAN The Chicago Eagle, a newspaper for all classes of readers, is devoted to Na 'Jonal. State and Local Politics; to the publication of Municipal, State. County and Sanitary District news; to comment en people in public life; to clean baseball and sports, and to the publication of General Information of Public Interest, Financial, Commercial and Political. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1922. DEATH OF FRANCIS S. PEABODY. In the death of Francis Stuyvesant Peabody, Chicago loses one of its best citizens and Illinois one of its fore most sons. Able, honest, courageous, and resourceful he was in a great measure a self-made man. The Demo cratic party loses in his death a man who was the very genius of organiza tion and victory. Mr. Peabody, son of Francis B. Pea body and nephew of Nathaniel Baker, the first Democratic governor of New Hampshire, was born in the family home at Rush and Erie streets, Chi cago, in 1859, two years after his father had made his residence here. In his boyhood he attended first a public and later a private school. ( Then he was sent to RaCine, Wis., college tor three years; from there go ing to Phillips academy, Exeter, N. H., for one and one-half years. Thus prepared he entered Yale, be ing graduated in the class of 1881. He returned to Chicago and went to work as a messenger boy in Mer chants' Loan and Trust company, of which Sol Smith then was the head. The coal business interested him, and two years later the firm of Pea body, Daniels & Co., was formed. Later Daniels disposed of his interest and the firm became Peabody & Co. Later the Peabody Coal company was incorporated. Under management of the former bank messenger the business grew until it was the largest in Chicago. In 1894 it was credited with a volume in excess of $10,000,000 yearly. Mr. Peabody has been a power in Democratic politics for more than a quarter of a century and was one of the most generous of the campaign fund contributors. Politically he was associated with the faction of the party of which former Mayor John P. Hopkins and later Roger C. Sullivan were the leaders. He rarely mixed in local political fights, however, con fining his activities more to the state and national fields. He was the Democratic candidate for sheriff in 1894, losing in a close election. In 1896 he was associated with the Gold Democratic wing of the party, but returned to the regular fold with Hopkins and Sullivan in 1900. In 1908 Mr. Peabody was the man behind the movement which resulted in nomination of Adlai E. Stevenson, former vice-president of the United States, for governor of Illinois, and was active in management of the Stevenson campaign, which was a re markable one. Despite the fact that Taft and the Republican national ticket carried the state by a tremen dous majority Stevenson gave Charles S. Deneen a close fight and it was not until Mr. Deneen was sworn in for his second term as governor that his election was conceded by the Demo crats. Stevenson received thousands of Republican votes, largely through the efforts of Mr. Peabody. In 1916 Mr. Peabody was chosen by President Wilson to take charge of the financing of the Democratic na tional campaign in the western states, making his headquarters in Chicago. He raised the campaign fund which was spent in the west and it was in the western states that the Democrats won the victories which turned the apparently certain triumph of Hughes to a Democratic victory. Mr. Peabody, in addition to financing the western campaign, had a large share in its management, being associated with Senator Walsh of Montana, who was western Democratic manager. Late in 1919 Mr. Peabody was in duced to become a candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States senator. The Democratic or ganization in Cook county and the The Chicago Eagle is One Weekly in Chicago whose bound files show issues for every week since October 5, 1889. "-Hi I S. '' sfMffiii'', wit FRANCIS STUYVESANT PEABODY, Highly Respected lllinoisan and Native Chicagoan Who Was Buried Tuesday. state was behind him and he undoubt ed would have received the Demo cratic nomination had not business reasons caused him to withdraw from the contest. He did considerable to wards financing the Democratic na tional campaign of 1920, but was not as active as he had been four years previously. In the coal crisis of 1917, Mr. Pea body was named chairman of the coal production committee of the council of national defense and for many weeks served in this capacity. At the same time he was appointed chair man of a committee to administer a " V4C -V- j f & r. mjmmmm mi.,-,....'.J ..4.s...,&.??f,,JfZg:Mim '. ' (iMfffffil .'-JL, 1 JOHN McGILLEN, Popular and Prominent in Chicago Business and Political Life. new act regulating storage of explo sives. He was a strong supporter of the Salvation Army during the period fol lowing the declaration of war, and for his efforts was in July, 1921, awarded the degree of L. H. D., doc tor of humane letters, by the Temple university of Philadelphia. He was likewise decorated by the king of Italy for his war work. At the time of his death Mr. Pea body was considered the leading figure in the national coal industry. He was president of the Peabody Coal com- rt 'Z7 7 :4 1 f." - V "v ' ' ff z , : :v ' CHARLES A. WILLIAMS, Able Jurist and Popular North Side Democratic Leader. pany, chairman of the executive com mittee and a director in the Consum ers company of Chicago, and had large interests in the United Distributing company, which controls the coal fields of Wyoming, the Springfield district, and numerous other organiza tions. Ho was married to Miss May Hen derson, who died in 1907. Two years later he married Mrs. Marian Bryant, daughter of a well known Denver family. He is survived by a widow; a son, Stuyvesant; Augustus P. Peabody, a brother, and Mrs. James L. Hough- 1 y teling and Mrs. Herman P. Butler, sisters. The one way system for handling loop traffic worked like a charm dur ing the street car strike. Why not keep it up? Lewis D. Sitts made a fine record as Alderman. He would make a good city treasurer. If you like the bench then let it Schein with George L, say his friends. o J I K I if - - SMOOT'S SALE TAX DEFEATED Bursum's Substitute Providing for Straight Cash Payment is Also Turned Down Opinion Divided on the Simmons Amendment. Washingron, Aug. 31. Defeat ol Senator Smoot's sales tax amend ment and rejection of the Uursuiu substitute providing fur a straight cash bonus to all ex-soldiers brought uearer to a final vote the McCumber bonus bill in tlie senate. It is be lieved the vote will be taken late to day. The Sinoot sales tax plan, providing for a levy of one-half of one per cent on tli? selling price of all manufac tured and imported articles, was de feated after a brief debate. The vote was IS to 40, those supporting it be ing xiall, Borah, Dillingham, Keyes, McLean, Nelson, New, Newberry, France, Frelinghuysen, Phipps, Smoot, Underwood, Wudsworth, Warren, Wil liams, Swanson and Willis. Senator France obtained only three votes in support of an amendment providing that recipients of the bonus might contribute all or part of the bonus to a fund for educational and hospitalization facilities for service men. Those who supported it were Jones, of Washington ; Nicholson and France, there being 55 votes against it. Th Bursum subsititute was rejected by the vote of 27 to 44. May Help Veto. Varying opinions continue to be held as to the effect of the bill upon the Simmons amendment directing the secretary of the treasury to pay the bonus out of the interest collections from the foreign debts. A large num ber of senators were of the opinion that adoption of the amendment had furnished the President wit-h a most convincing reason for vetoing the bill. This opinion was based upon the knowledge that Secretary of the Treasury Mellon is opposed to any legislation which might in any way interfere with the activities of the foreign debt commission of which he is chairman, and by the further fact that much uncertainty exists as to when, if ever, any of the money due the United States from foreign gov ernments will be recovered. With regard to the latter sugges tion, supporters of the bonus fear they may be charged with handing the ex service men a 'lemon'' if they give them a bonus bill based upon col lections of a mythical or uncertain nature. Fear is expressed also that the house will not accept the proposal. Many Favor Amendment. Opposed to ttiese views, there is a large number, c.f senators who are strong supporters of the bonus and who believe the possibility of a veto has been practically, if not wholly, destroyed by adoption of the amend ment. It is recalled that the Presi dent's chief point against the Mc Cumber bill has been that it made no specific provision for raising the money with which the bonus was tc lie paid. These senators believe, therefore, that by directing me of the interest collections this obstacle has been removed and the President will rind himself in sympathy with the bill. Debate in the senate was largely on the subject of the Simmons amend ment, with senators about evenly di vided as to the effect it might have on the ultimate fate of the bill. GARY SAYS COUNTRY IS 0. K. Steel Chief, However, Finds Profiteer ing Exists in Spots, in Business and Labor. Chicago, Aug. 31. "There is noth ing the matter with this country: opportunities here are greater thar ever before," says Judge Gary. "Great prosperity will be witnessed whenever conditions relating to pra duction and transportation will per mit. "There is still a good deal of pro fiteering in business, building, ma terials and in some trades or avoca tions of labor as well. "I look upon the reported proposed action of Henry Ford (closing his factories September 1G, because ol high coal prices) as simply a pro test against extortionate prices." KILLS THREE WITH IRON BAR Two Women and a Man Slain at Can ton, O., by Unknown Assailant. Canton, O., Aug. 31. Two womer and a man were murdered and anothei man wounded here early in the morn ing by an unknown man who lay ir wait for his victims and struck then: down with an iron bar as they entered a house. The murderer escaped. The dead are: Mrs. Freda Burns, twenty-seven. Frank Burns, her husband, twentj' five. Mrs. Mary Nola, twenty. Luther Armstrong, twenty-two, suf fertd a severe scalp wound when the Iron bar wielded by the murderei stmek him a glancing blow. Judge Frank Johnston, Jr., as a Democratic candidate for mayor would be a sure winner in the opinion of his many friends. The Chicago Eagle is One Weekly in Chicago whose bound files show issues for every week since October 5, 1889, ; - 1 ! I ' C N if m "V CHARLES A. McCULLOCH, Head of the Big Parmelee Company and Popular Republican Leader. Several Municipal court judges will be elected this year, but the next bal lot for judges of the Superior court will not be taken until a year from next fall in November, 1923 when successors will be chosen for twelve of them. - We notice that Com. Seidmann, for merly of the Bush Temple, is now with the Victoria Theater on the North Side. Charles Krutckoff always made good public record. 1 I CHARLES LEVY, America's Largest Newspaper and Magazine Circulator Who Sees National Victory for Democrats This Fall. The Chicago Eagle reaches fifty thousand of the people of Chicago who mould sentiment and make pub lic opinion. Dixon C. Williams has high honors awaiting him at the hands of the people. Charles Levy, the popular newspa per distributor, would make a good city treasurer. He has an ocean of friends. Steve Griffin, chief clerk of the Board of Review, would make a good citjr treasurer. GEORGE F. Reported to Have Succeeded Lundin ' , X "' -. - ' - - ' ."':. '-.v-'k J 'i ' ' " ' V -" -, ' - V ' .'-v.-v'; i - j' V'' .!.. The Chicago Eagle reaches fifty thousand of the most influential and solid of Chicago's citizens. The Brevoort is not the biggest hotel, but it is one of the best hotels in the whole world. Dennis J. Egan Is growing In strength every day for the Democratic mayoralty nomination. James J. McComb, the well known Republican, is one of Mayor Thomp son's most popular lieutenants. A solid La Salle street house is that of Paul C. Dodge & Co. Paul C. Dodge formerly of Dodge & Ross, Inc., is at the head of the company and it conducts a general business in investment securities governmen tal, municipal, industrial and public service. Colonel August W. Miller, whose record as clerk of the Circuit Court is praised by all, is often mentioned for higher political honors. Chicago demands stationary bridges over the river. Delays caused by open bridges are unbearable. HARDING, as Thompson Republican Leader. NOT TO DICKER WITH FOES Unconditional Surrender Will Be De manded of De Valera and His Fol lowers as Result of Michael Collins Death. Castleshane, Ireland, Aug. 31. Seven hundred Belfast refugees, do lieved to be republicans, were cap tured by national troops in Castle Ittonaghan. near here. The Free Staters surprised the guard of the castle and upon entering found nearly all the oc cupants asleep. Large quantities of arms, ammunition and bombs were found hidden in some dugouts near by. The prisoners were taken to Dundalk. Collins' Chauffeur Shot. Cork, Ireland. Aug. 31. Charged with having driven the automobile in which Michael Collins rode to his death, Kdward Ihervod, an English man, was taken from his residence by an armed band and shot. His wounds were not mortal, however, and after feigning death for several hours, he escaped and made his way to a hos pital. Erin Won't Dicker With Rebels. London, Aug. 31 Michael Collins' death has strengthened the determina tion of the provisional Irish Free State government that t litre shall be no set tlement of the present rebellion ex cept by unconditional surrender, says the Daily Mail's Dublin correspondent. The writer adds that he learns that there is not a member of the govern ment who would not rather resign than be a party to any settlement with Eamon de Valera which did not mean complete surrender. William T. Cosgrave. he under stands, will become dail president and premier. Another decision tacitly made is that no minister shall hold two posts In the cabinet. This means that if Mr. Cosgrave becomes dail president and premier he will relinquish the min istry of local government. A column of national troops proceed ing from Killorglin to Tralee, accord ing to the Dublin correspondent of the Central News, was ambushed live times, the second time at Castlemaine. where their commander, Captain I'urke, was killed by the iiregulars' first volley. An engagement of more than two hours ensued and the at tacking force was put to lliglit. REBELS LOSE IN BIG BATTLE Red Cross Headquarters at Cork Fired on by Irregulars Dur ing the Fight. Dublin, Aug. 31. Many s..Mier--were wounded in an all-night battb which raged between Fret Staters and irregulars at Cork. The irregu lars finally were driven off. Reu Cross headquarters in Cork were lirel upon. Two military lorries tilled with Free State soldiers wen' blown up by a mine and a number wer badly wounded. Irregular attacks at Tralee ami Limerick were repulsed. Aii entire compiMiy of irregulars and their leader. Patrick Shrjey. whe has been active in south TJpperary, have been captured by Free Staters. U. S. TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIA Washington Government Plans to Send Technical Board to Survey Conditions. Washington, Aug. 31. Steps have been taken by the American govern ment looking to the possible dispatch to Itussia of a technical commission to survey conditions there, but without authority to negotiate any agreement binding upon the United States. American Ambassador Houghton at Berlin has been instructed by the State department to discuss Informally with the Moscow government the sending of such a commission, but department of ficials indicated that the move was not to be interpreted as a step toward the negotiation of any important agree ment with the soviet government. BAKER USES WHISKY IN PIES St. Louis Man Declares That It Takes a Pint Daily to Keep Them Fresh. St. Louis, Aug. 31 Charles F. Zuehlke, proprietor of a local bakery, uses a pint of whisky daily in pies he sells for 5 and 10 cents a piece, ac cording to bis explanation to federal prohibition agents at a hearing on a petition to revoke his license to han dle liquor. Zuehlke said the whisky keeps the pies from "getting old." The case was taken under, advisement. BOOST FOR STEEL WORKERS Morfc Companies in Pennsylvania An nounce Increase of Wages Effective September 1. Coatesville, Pa.. Aug. 31. Three thousand employees of the Midvale ami Lukens Steel companies have been granted a 12 per cent wage in crease, effective September 1. Com mon laborers will get 30 cents an hour under the new scale. Samuel Piser, one of the most pxtv gressive business men on Broadway and also on Roosevelt Road, is much talked of for City Treasurer. The Chicago Eagle is One Weekly in Chicago whose bound 61es show issues for every week since October 5, 1889.