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THE CHICAGO EAniLE
CE!! APPEALS TD UNITED SITES Qtye Cfjtcap aglc LEGISLATIVE MILL SET FORGRIDDIDG Many Bills to Come Up Before State Assembly. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY An Indeoendent Newspaper, Fearles and Truthful, Wants Financial Experts Named to Fix Reparations. GET READY FOR JANUARY SEEKS PURELY YANK BOARD IBSCRIP HON RATES $2.00 PER YEAR Address All Communication to CHICAGO EAGLE 179 WEST WASHINGTON ST. Telephone Main 3913 Southeast Corner Washington St. and Weill St. HENRY F. DONOVAN. Editor and Publisher Entered as Second Class Matter October 11, 1889, at the Post Office at Chicago, 1111 aols, under Act of March 3, 1879. ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 5, 1883 Incorporated Under the Laws of Illinois Founded by HENRY F. DONOVAN The Chicago fiarle, a newspaper (or all classes of readers. Is devoted to Na tional, State and Local Politics j to the publication of Municipal, State, County aad Sanitary District news; to comment est people In public life; to clean baseball and sports, and to the publication of General Information of Publle Interest, financial. Commercial and Political. 100 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1922. RECORDER HAAS SHOULD HAVE MORE HELP AND MORE ROOM J. Scott Matthews, Chief Examiner of Titles advocates the construction of a Hall of Records to house the Re corder of Deeds, whose office has out grown the present quarters and also suggests that such semi-public insti tutions as the Chicago Law Institute could be housed in the new hall of public records, as well as the Chicago Bar association, the two realty boards and others. The Circuit Court judges have re ceived a report from a special com mittee representing the Chicago Real Estate board, the Cook County Real Estate board, the Torrens Land Title Registration league, and the Chicago Bar association. The report just made covers an in vestigation ordered some time ago by the Circuit court judges and, of course, was completed before the fin ance committee of the county board recommended an inquiry by efficiency experts into the employment situation of all county offices. Fees in the recorder's office have not increased in proportion to the ac tual cost of service, it is pointed out. Those fees are one-third less than fees allowed in all other counties in the state. "There is no reason why the legis lature should not be asked to place the fees in Cook county on the same basis as other counties and thus af ford the means for giving the office of the recorder of deeds the amount of help it requires and adequate salaries for its employes," the report says. "The only criticism we have to make of the request of the recorder for additional help is that he has asked for too little and not too much," the report continues. "The state con stitution provides that the number of deputies and assistants shall be de termined by rule of the Circuit court to be entered of record, and their com pensation shall be determined by the county board. There is nothing in the constitution which prevents the Cir cuit court from granting more help than the recorder has requested if the court deems it wise so to do." Regarding Mr. Matthews' depart ment the report says: "When it is re membered that in the Torrens de partment the records for all previous years were broken last year in every way; that the number of documents increased over 30 per cent; the land registration proceedings over 40 per cent, and the preliminary examina tions of title over 50 per cent, in view of the steps which must be taken either in initial registrations or in transfers or dealings with property after registration, the increase in help asked by the registrar of titles for the coming year is exceedingly small." FISCHER HEADS REALTY CLUB. The Chicago Realty Club which holds weekly meetings at DeJonghe's has elected John J. Fischer president. John P. Hooker of John P. Hooker & Co. was named vice-president and Fred W. Cooper of Cooper, Kanaley & Co. was elected secretary-treasurer. Mr. Fischer started as a clerk in the law office of Hutchinson & Luff, and studied law until 1899, when he started to work for Peabody, Hough teling & Co. as assistant to the mana ger of the real estate department. In 1909 he was promoted and given the management of the department, continuing as manager until July 1, 1913, when Peabody, Houghteling & Co. turned over to him their real es tate department. Since then he has been conducting an independent general real estate business, continuing his office in con nection with Peabody, Houghteling & Co.'s on the second floor of the Otis building. He looks after all their real estate matters and those of the es tates of Francis B. Peabody, James L. Houghteling, William R. Stirling and Ilermon Beardley Butler. Mr. Fischer has been active on the 7" ii I I . I oTtto Popular Laundryman and Former President of the National and Interna tional Laundrymen's Association. Chicago Real Estate Board, serving on its board of directors three years. CHICAGO TO TOP THEM ALL. The Chicago Real Estate Board held its annual banquet at the La Salle Hotel. Several speakers pre dicted that Chicago would outgrow London and New York in population. The possibility that the Chicago real estate board would be housed in a building of its own was suggested when President Magill said: "We have outgrown our present quarters, which we now occupy under a short lease, and should proceed without delay to the acquisiton of a permanent home, affording ample ac- ALEXANDER H. REVELL. Famous Chicago Merchant, Who Denounces Favoritism in Loop Auto Parking. commodations and facilities for the conduct of our business." EMMET WHEALAN TO PRESIDE Arrangements for the 40th annual banquet of the Old-Time Printers' Association to be held Jan. 20 at the Hotel LaSalle have been complet ed by the committee composed of John C. Harding, president of the association; William Mill and Wil liam C. Hollister. County Commissioner Emmet Whealan will preside as toastmaster and Congressman Henry Rathbone, County Judge Edmund K. Jarecki, George H. Carter, public printer of Washington, D. C; Capt. J. Medill ISAAC N. POWELL. Talked of for Mayor by Deneen Republicans. rice. Patterson, Arthur Brisbane and Sen ator Robert M. LaFollette will be speakers. RAILROADS RUINED By Politicians, Says President Vau clain The transportation business has been ruined by politicians, in the opinion of Samuel M. Vauclain, pres ident of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. In an address before the Rochester Ad Club he said: "We are at the very limit of our transportation facilities. Yesterday 140,000 cars requistioned for loading were denied. Thousands of cars al- ready loaded in Pittsburgh are wait ing for locomotives to haul them. "The transportation business has been ruined by politicians who know nothing about transportation. The worst man you can have in business is the man who knows nothing about it, and you find that when he has the authority he can tell you more about it than any other man living." Michael J. Bransfield & Sons of 133 West Washington street, are among the soundest and best of finaa cial investment houses in Chicago. The name of Michael J. Bransfield, pioneer Chieagoan, has stood for al most half a century as a t-ymbol for honesty and ability. i - V 1 A -v A V Asks That All Troops Be Withdrawn From the Rhine in Plan Out lined to the State Department. Washington, Dec. 21. In order that a "just" reparations sum may be ar rived at, Germany has communicated to the State department a proposal that a commission of experts be ap pointed to study and determine a fig ure within her capacity to pay. The plan also was communicated to the capitals of other allied nations. The outstanding features of the proposal are as follows : 1. Germany suggests a commission of financial and economic experts to study and determine a just repara tions sum which is within Germany's capacity to pay. The present repara tions figure is equivalent to more than $30,000,000,000. Prefers U. S. Appointees. 2. Germany would prefer that this commission be made up entirely of ap pointees by the United States, which would constitute American mediation, but understands that the allied pow ers concerned with the reparations problem would not agree to this. She, therefore, proposes that the commis sion be participated in by the United States and the allies. 3. Germany is prepared to . offer every facility to this commission in ar riving at its decision as to what Ger many should and could pay, throwing open the books dealing with the ad ministration of her internal affairs, and so forth. Withdrawal of Troops Asked. 4. Germany hesitates to make a re parations figure herself on the ground that France and other allies would find it unacceptable. 5. Germany feels that if the allied armies of occupation were withdrawn from her territory she could pay double the amount cf reparations she otherwise could meet, or at least a much larger sum. C. Germany undertakes to give a categorical answer "yes" or "no" as to whether she wou'd accept and agree to pay the figure that the expert com mission decided tn. EIGHT TRAINMEN CONVICTED Must Stand Trial for Strike in Ari zona Desert Charge Is Conspiracy. Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 21. Eight railroad men, convicted by a jury of conspiracy to interfere with inter state commerce will be arraigned for sentence in the United States Dis trict court here. The maximum pen alty which may be imposed is two years' imprisonment and $10,000 fine. INDIANA BANK IS ROBBED Bandits Grab $5,000 at Dyer's First National One, Masquerading as Woman, Shot. Dyer, Ind., Dec. 21. Threo armed men, one of them masquerading as a woman, held up the First National bank here and escaped with $3,000 after a battle with citizens in which the bandit dressed as a woman was shot and had to be carried to a waiting automobile by his companions. ARREST 22 IN NAVY THEFTS Stocks Stolen Fr.om Brooklyn Base by Truck Loads, Department of Justice Claims. New York, Dec. 21. On indict ments returned several months ago by a federal grand jury, which charged that government property worth more than $1,000,000 had been stolen since the war, 22 civilian employees of the Brooklyn navy base were arrested by Department of Justice agents. It is charged that stocks were taken in truck loads. ARREST CHICAGO BANK CLERK "Model Employee" of First National Charged With Taking $70,000 From That Institution. Chicago, Dec. 21. Seth Anderson, who worked his way from office boy to department manager during twenty years of service with the First Na tional bank, was arrested on charges of embezzling $70,000 from the insti tuion. It was said the stealings have been taking place over the last ten years. NO LOAN FOR GERMANY NOW J. P. Morgan & Co. Issues Statement- Reparations Question Must Be Settled First. New York, Dec. 19. J. P. Morgan & Co. issued a statement that the Ger man ambassador had been told by the head of the firm "it was not possible for us to consider a loan to Germany unless and until the reparations ques tion was settled." Close the North Branch to com merce. Make it a sewer. Roof It over with a fine boulevard. That's the way to stop the smell and kill a breeding place for mosquitos. The Chicago Eagle is One Weekly in Chicago whose bound files show issues for every , week since October 5, 1889. - - ' ..- t I Vs : ! V . ' M ;; . , r : V .. - -.-.. . .-., - V - . . , i ' n - ' . -w WILLIAM H. WESBEY. Popular Superintendent of Lincoln Park. BOOH JAMES T. IGOE FOR MAYOR James T. Igoe, popular city clerk and well known printer, is a formida ble candidate for Mayor. He was unanimously indorsed as a candidate for Mayor of Chicago by more than 300 business men and political work ers at a meeting of the Thirtieth Ward Regular Democratic Organiza tion at 4039 W. Madison st. While rumors of Mr. Igoe's possi ble candidacy have been given con siderable circulation of late, the in dorsement by the Thirtieth Ward organization was the first actual move towards tossing his hat into the ring. A ' twenty-minute demonstration followed the passage of the resolu tion of indorsement, introduced by Attorney John Lowery and seconded by Alderman John S. Clark. Mr. Igoe, one of the first opponents of the constitutional convention and an active leader in the fight that resulted in the overwhelming defeat of the proposed new basic code by the voters at the polls last Tuesday, was declared in the resolution to possess all of the qualifications nec essary to a good mayor for Chicago a business man, with a wide knowl edge of existing conditions and with years of experience as a public offi cial. Mr. Igoe was born in Chicago Oc tober 23, 1883, and received his edu cation in Chicago schools. He is mar ried and has one son, James T. Jr. He began in the printing business when he was 21 years old, and has in the interim built up one of the big concerns of Chicago. In 1917, when the Democratic or ganization in the city was split, Mr. Igoe was selected to run for city clerk. He was elected and has since been twice re-elected. FRANK WEST FOR ALDERMAN OF 44TH Frank A. West, one of the most popular Republicans in the 44th Ward and a member of the Board of Examining Engineers, is a candi date for the Republican nomination for Alderman of that new ward. Mr. West is one of the best known men on the North Side. He is a live wire and is always working for the best interests of the city. His large acquaintance and inde fatigable energy as well as the fact that he is not afflicated with the big head makes him an ideal candidate. The Herald-Examiner on Wednes day had a big front page line announc ing that the. $200,000 Denver Mint robbers were headed for Chicago. Probably to report to the Crime Commission. :....:-x :..:':; v"" ' . ;.;.-: ' . . .. - f. ", .- ' . ": ,-." .::.,"":-. " v ... : .- x;-" ,; ; ; . .. v ;- - . . -. . '-n w r. :-. -: . " '-" WILLIAM A. DOYLE. Leading Master-ln-Chancery and Popular Member of the Bar. AND HARRISON'S PRI VATE SECY IS STILL CHIEF OF POLICE (From the Daily News of last Tues day, Dec. 19.) With the opening of the January session of the grand jury, investiga tion of the vice conditions in the city that make Chicago "worse than Paris," as disclosed in a report of the Juvenile Protective Association, will be taken up, it was learned to day. Mrs. Bowen and Miss Binford vis ited Chief Justice McKinley last week in regard to the cleaning up of the vicious resorts, which they say are FRANK A. WEST Republican Candidate for Alderman of the 44th Ward. influencing the youth of the city to evil, it was understood, and at that time were told that immediate action would be taken when a formal report was entered. That Chicago is the "worst city in America" was charged after the survey made by the Juve nile Protective Association. Peter Reichert, proprietor of the Arlington Road House and Restaurant on Lake street near the Arlington and Oak Lawn cemeteries announces that Lake street is now a cement road al most to Elgin. The improvement was opened to the public on Sunday last. Peter, keeps a model establishment, patronized by the best families which is a landmark on this fine State high way. William J. Healy is growing In strength as a Republican Candidate for Mayor. i '-s - '' f I -' V , i ; I - ;r.. -- , ssT x 7 I J - 1' iff T?i Woman's Eight-Hour Law, Revision of Revenue Laws, Road Regulations Among Important Meas ures to Come Up. Springfield. A woman's eight-hour ; law, revision of revenue laws, of road to uuu iuc milium a. i vuue uiiu pro vision for a state constabulary are part of the proposed legislation which will be submitted to the Fifty-third general assembly here in January. The legislative committee of the Illi nois Agricultural association, oi which S. H. Thompson of Quincy is chair man.s is outlining u program of legis lation calculated to serve the Interests strengthen prohibition enforcement will be presented. The more important proposed meas ures include: Women's Eight-Hour Law The eight-hour bill for women has been de feated in each legislature since 1911, but this year it has stronger backing than ever before. Seventeen organiza-' tions of women are to make a com bined fight for the bill which this year will appear slightly revised. Marriace Law Dr. Herman X. Bundeaen, city health commissioner of Chicago, announced he intends to recommend legislation preventing marriages unless both parties present physicians' certificates. Anti-Saloon League The league will favor an Illinois prohibition com missioner bill, similar to the one passed in Ohio. Modification of the Illinois prohibition act to strengthen it and an appropriation for the at torney general to take care of what legal work should be done in the way of enforcement will be favored by the league. Hard Roads Another bond issua, will be recommended to the legislature by Governor Small. Legislation rela tive to the road-building projects of the state is in the forefront of th state administration's program. Waterway The Illinois waterway J! SS 1- 1- - 1 . J 1 Til' lutiBiuu, vuiiii ia jiuiiuiu iuc xiixiiuis link to the proposed Lakes-to-Gulf waterway, will suggest a bill provid ing for a board to equalize the pay ments for damages caused by floods ascribed to diversion of water from Lake Michigan into the Illinois-Michigan canal. This diverted water is al leged to have raised the flood peak at Peoria and Beardstown. State Constabulary The bill for a state police or constabulary which was debated in the last general assembly,, again will be before the legislators. Criminal Code The Illinois Bank ers' association x demand changes in the criminal code that "would help'; to prevent those guilty of major crimes from keeping out of the peni tentiary as easily as they do now." Banking The Illinois Bankers as sociation also is behind a "comprehen sive constructive bill that will meas ure up to the requirements of modern' banking." Legislation Backed by. Farmers ; Several farm organizations have an- I nounced they will ask the legislature for a revision of the road laws to pro- vide for a much higher license fee on heavy trucks than is paid now and a limitation on the weight of trucks; a new revenue law that "will compel all classes of people to pay their fair share;" consolidation of school dis tricts only by a majority vote of each district involved; creation of farmers co-operative marketing associations; a law requiring the Chicago Board of Trade to open its membership roll to farmers' organizations ; uniform school textbooks throughout the state; paj-ing taxes in semi-annual installments. Fish and Game Laws. Fish and Game Laws The follow ing amendments to the state fish and game laws are being formulated, es pecially by the'lzaak Walton league: Prevent pollution of streams for the preservation of fish by fine or impris onment; set the limit for daily bag of game fish at ten a day for bass, pick erel, pike, perch and yellow salmon; closed season on game fishing, until spawning is over, June 15; license for hook-and-line fishing; use of state owned property as propagation and rest grounds for game birds and ani mals. Automobiles Secretary of State Emmerson has indicated he will ask for legislation to assist in curbing the operation of motor bus companies, sev eral of which, he alleges, are operat ing without license. Illinois News in Brief. Sterling's first "skyscraper" is to be erected by the First National bank. It will be eight stories in height. As a slight acknowledgment of their appreciation of research done by the University of Illinois, the Standard Steel works, a subsidiary of the Bald win Locomotive works, has presented to the locomotive testing laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana a pair of steeMired wheels, mounted on an axle, in order that the Univer sity may better carry on Its experi ments in the locomotive laboratory. The gift is valued at $G30. It is said that James F. Sullivan, for mer chief clerk of the election com missioners' office and now Democratic member of the Illinois Commerce ceed George F. Lohman, chief clerk of the election commissioners. Mr. Sullivan, until Mr. Lohman took charge two years ago, was chief clerk of the election board. Sam Gessler, the popular Lincoln Park commissioner, would make a good city treasurer.