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THE CHICAGO EAGLE
Q3je Cfjtca&o agle! GERMANY WITS NEW PEACE PACT BRIGHT OUTLOOK tubLISHED EVERY SATURDAY An Independent Newspaper, Fearless und Truthful, k FOR U.S.Lft iTBSCRtPfIOrt RATES $200 PER YEAR Addrexa AH Commanlca to CHICAGO EAGLE 179 WEST WASHINGTON ST. Telephone Main 3913 Southeast Corner Wathinfton St. and Weil. St. HENRY F. DONOVAN, Editor and Publisher Entered as Second Claaa Mitter October 11, 1889, at the Post Office at Chicago, Illi nois, under Act of March J, 1879. , ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 5, 188S 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 on people in public life; to clean baseball and sports, and to the publication of General Information of Public Interest, financial. Commercial and Political. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1922. DAILEY THREATENS INSURANCE COMPANIES. "We'll appeal to the conscience ot these insuransce companies first. It In vain and they are unwilling to re ciprocate for the tremendous business advantages they enjoy in Illinois they must be prepared for legislation ex treme in character." So warned State Senator John 'Dailey of the Dailey legislative investigating com mittee in speaking of insurance com panies which derive millions annually from citizens of Illinois and then in vest' it entirely or in ja. large part in othjer states. He spoke at the Chi cago Real Estate Board banquet. ESPOVICH GOES TO THE FAIR. A grand banquet was tendered to Joseph Espovich by 150 of his old as sociates in Mandel Brothers. The reason for the testimonial was the announcement that Mr. Espovich was to resign from Mandel Brothers' store to assume the post of adver tising manager of The Fair at the be ginning of the new year. He is one of the officers of Man del Brothers accompanying Mr. D. F. Kelly, the manager, who assumes his new position of manager of The Fair at the same time. Mr. Espovich was lauded by his friends and presented with a handsome Gladstone traveling bag as a token of their admiration. CHICAGO TAXES TO BE HIGHER. Chicago taxpayers will have to dig still deeper into their pockets when their new tax bills arrive in March, according to the tax levies passed by the various governing bodies of the city and handed over to the county authorities for collection. . The local governing bodies of Chi cago have levied a total of $136,372, 157 for the coming year, as against $124,728,281 for this year. There will be some scaling down by County Clerk Sweitzer and Martin J. O'Brien, the chief of the tax extension depart ment of the county, but their powers of pruning are strictly limited by legislative provisions. Experts in these offices declare taxpayers who thought the sky had been reached with this year's 42 per cent tax in crease will get a rude shock when they receive their new tax bills. COMMONWEALTH-EDISON WILL EXPAND. The Commonwealth Edison Com pany has received permission from the Illinois Commerce Commission to issue an additional $12,000,000 capital stock. It will be offered to stock holders at par on the basis of one share for every five now held. Offer ing of stock following sale of $7,143, ,000 5 per cent bonds recently is in line with the Insull policy of having more stock than bonds outstanding. There is now $59,902,200 capital stock outstanding. j President Samuel Insull estimates that Commonwealth Edison this year !will have expended between $20,000, ,000 and $25,000,000, for improvements jto enable it to keep facilities close jto expanding demand for power. Next year's budget calls for an ad ditional $25,000,000 to $30,000,000, a good part of which is expected to be 'raised through sale of stock. Output is considerably below demand, j Construction program for the next four years calls for expenditure of ! between $100,000,000 and $125,000,000 for extensions and improvements. This will double capacity, mow the largest of any electric company pro ducing power by .steam. Judge Bernard P. Barasa, one of the test vote getters in the Repub lican party,, is much talked of for mayor by numbers of his friends. The drivers of mall motor trucks imagine that they own the boulevards because their contractor boss works ; lor Uncle Sam. As a rule they pay no attention to the rights of other vehicles and cause many accidents. i . " V '. i ' ' - - ' " ' r s " " " " ' '" . . . - LI I III .1 - - I WILLIAM J. HEALY, Popular President of the Sanitary District of Chicago, Make a Good Mayor. PL0ii1M Mm IP T a Ik About Men and M atters Connected With Public Affairs in All the Different Camps Mayor Thompson at a conference with his ward committeemen at the City Hall urged them to greater ef forts in securing the pledge cards. About 40,000 already have been turned in. The mayor is said to have set his minimum mark at 150,000. During the conference he repeated his statement at the Medinah Tem ple meeting that he wanted to know how the people felt, about his candi dacy for a third term. If the people, ' he said, indicated that they were not for him, he would step aside for some other candidate. The pledge cards, he said, ought to giye a pretty fair line on sentiment, and as soon as that was determined he would act. This gave rise to the report at the City Hall the mayor had threatened to retire from the political arena un- 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 wTard. 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. At Springfield on Jan. 8, Jackson day, Illinois Democrats will stage a state-wide demonstration at the St. Nicholas hotel at which United State3 Senator Elect Samuel M. Ralston of Indiana is to be the chief speaker. There is little concealment of the fact that the function is to be the real opening of a campaign to give to Mr. Ralston, who defeated Albert J. Beveridge, for , the senatorship, the Democratic nomination for the presi dency. Michael J. Bransfield & Sons of 133 West. Washington street, are among the soundest and best of finan cial, investment houses in Chicago. The name of Michael J. Bransfield, pioneer .Chicagoan, has stood for al most half a century as a symbol for honesty and ability. A JOHN F. CULLERTON, Fire Commissioner, Who Aims to Co-ordinate State and City Fire Fighting Forces. Hard-working Who Would less his ward committeemen got a move on. Friends of the mayor, however, said the inference was somewhat of an exaggeration and seemed confident his formal announcement of a third term candidacy would be forthcoming in a few days. The Brundage-Deneen factions still mark time, awaiting the recovery of Mr. Brundage, confined to a hospital with a threatened attack of appendi citis, but on the road to recovery. A new name was brought into the speculation On the Republican side yesterday Charles A. Stevens, head of the big State street department store. An effort was made to induce for mer Congressman George Edmund Foss to enter the lists, but the latest information is that Mr. Foss will re fuse to be a candidate. DEMOCRATS TALKED OF FOR MAYOR Patrick A. Nash, Joseph Sabath, Thomas A. Smyth, Judge M. L. Mc Kinley, Carter H. Harrison, Clayton F. Smith, Dennis J. Egan, James Hamilton Lewis, William L. O'Con nell, Judge Donald L. Morrill, John P. McGoorty, John E. Traeger, Henry r Stuekart, Robert M. Sweitzer, Judge John J. Sullivan, William H. Sexton, James McAndrews, P. J. Lucey, Judge Frank Johnston Jr. Judge W. E. Dever, Michael L. Igoe, Ulysses S. Schwartz, Edward F. Dunne. M. J. Dwyer, athlete, physical cul ture director and all-around health builder, is president of The Keepfit Club at 520 Consumers Building. Some of the best men in Chicago be long to it and are advising their friends to do likewise. C. Arch Williams, the popular Master-in-Chancery, would make a good record on the Superior bench and should be elected to it in the opinion of his friends. Police favoritism in the matter oX loop parking is a public scandaL Judge Frank Johnston, Jr., as a Democratic candidate for mayor would be a sure winner in the opinion of his many friends. If n u 1 Berlin Seeks a Four-Power Treaty in Europe. INFORMAL REQUEST IS MADE Cuno Urges the United States to Sound Great Britain, France and Italy on Proposed 30-Year Plan. Washington. .Doc. 27. Germany has suggested informally that the Unite! States sound the European powers on their disposition to enter into i four-jovor part to preserve the peace- similar to the four-power Ta eilie treaty. The four European pow ers would be t.l resit Britain, France. Italy, und Germany. Asks Thirty Yesrs cf Peace. Under the terms Great Britain, France, Italy, and Germany would en ter into an agreement not to make war for a period of years probably thirty. The United States would not he a party to the agreement and its connection would be merely that of intermediary. The proposed agreement would be 'particularly, acceptable to ' Germany, inasmuch as it is calculated not only to jrive France guarantees against any possible aggression by Germany and thus would deprive her of a main ar gument against a large standing army, but would also guarantee Germany against further occupation of German territory. Overture Made at Berlin. The proposal of the German gov ernment presumably was communi cated to the United States through the American ambassador at Berlin, the German embassy here stating that it was not the channel of communica tion. 3 CHIEF DISEASES DECREASE Census Report Shows Heart Ailments, Flu and Tuberculosis Falling Of. Washington, Dec. 28. Declines in the death rate from heart disease, in fluenza and pneumonia and tubercu losis in all its forms, the three prin cipal causes of death in the United States, were the outstanding features of 1021, which shows the lowest death rate recorded in any year since the beginning of the annual compilations in 1900, the census bureau announced here. . Increases were shown in the rate for cancer, automobile accidents and injuries, diphtheria, typhoid, suicide and homicide and several other causes. BABY THROWN IN MAIL SACK Cleveland Mother Loses Her Infant in Rush of Mailing Christmas Packages. Cleveland, Dec. 23. From a crowd of Christinas shoppers in the main post oflice came the cries of a mother for her lost infant. While the mother was addressing packages she placed the child in a market basket. Her packages ready to be mailed, she looked for the baby. It lu.d disap peared. The basket, with its contents, had been picked up by a post office em ployee and thrwri "into a mail sack. Cries from the child as the sack was about to be placed on a mail truck led to its discovery DRYS GIVE OUT BOOZE DATA Headquarters at Washington Report 100 Christmas Revelers Killed by Poison "Hootch." Washington, Dec. 28. Poisoned booze cost nearly 100 lives during the Christmas holidays in tlw . United States, according to reports compiled by prohibition headquarters here. Converted denatured alcohol was blamed for the majority of the deaths. Prohibition directors estimate thou sands are undergoing treatment in homes or hospitals. FIGHTS BIG POSSE ALONE West Virginian Taken Wounded After Home Has Been Riddled in Battle of 100 Bullets. Steubenville, O., Dec. 28. More than 1,200 shots were exchanged between of ficers and armed citizens "and Joseph Jones, fifty, at Follansbee, W. Va., after Jones had shot Harry Jones, a deputy sheriff, and barricaded himself in his home. Jones was taken after his home had been riddled with bullets from ma chine guns and riot guns and he had been shot in the leg. REDS WANT U. S. DOLLARS $1 Buys 57,000,000 Russian Rubles in Moscow in Scramble for For eign Currency. Moscow, Dec. 23. The demand for foreign currency has been so great during the last few days that for a time the dollar on the Black bourse brought 57.000,000 rubles. The market closed at 45,000,000. Crime Is rampant in the city. If lawbreaker is permitted to openly defy the law within a block of th office of the Chief of Police why shouldn't crime be rampant? The Chicago Eagle is One Weekly in Chicago whose bound files show issues for every week since October 5, 1889. . " ' V - - l ' : ' ' - . ... ; , I - - ' . :, :"-" ' , - 1 v :" -' . "-if" " "'" . ; ;'-v:. I " - ' ' . '" - . . 1L - ,,,,,, M i n , - ,,, A FRANK President of the Big Heco Envelope Work of Illinois Republican State Senators have agreed on the following program for the session which opens next Wednes day: "1. The submission to the people of the so-called 'Gateway amendment' permitting the submission of more than one amendment to the state con stitution at the same session. "2. The adoption of a senate rule that all appropriation bills or amend ments to same be printed in their final form and placed upon the desks of the members of the senate at least three days before the final vote upon same. For Separate Bids. "3. The adoption of a senate rule providing that a separate appropria tion bill be passed for each state offi cer and department of the state gov ernment. "4. The adoption of a senate rule that no matter, not the subject of a difference between the two houses ot the general assembly, be included in the report of a conference committee or any appropriation bill submitted to it. "5. That no deficiency appropria tion bill be adopted by the senate un- 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 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. Otto Kerner, the able lawyer who is frequently mentioned for Judge of the Superior Court, would grace the bench. The Chicago Eagle reaches fifty thousand people who make public opinion and whose influence is paramount. THE L v -" -i " ' i ' y i - .. c . -v ' 1 I I I J I . i JOHN DAILEY, Republican Leader in the Illinois State Senate. HOGAN, Company and Respected Citizen. Lawmaking Body t:l after a thorough consideration of the same. "C: That no increase in any tax levy rates be authorized by the sen ate without a showing of the urgent necessity for the same. "7. That no increase in the appro priation to any department of the state government be authorized at the Fifty-third general assembly without a showing of the urgent necessity for the same. 8. That the general assembly shall insist upon strict compliance with the law requiring each state officer and each department of the state govern ment to make to the governor and the general assembly reports in detail of all receipts and expenditures of such office or department. "9. That there be a thorough re vision of the road laws of the state providing for the preservation and maintenance of the roads and for prop er regulation of trucks and busses engaged in freight and passenger traf fic." The program committee consisted of Senators Dailey, Essington, Mc Murray, Barr, Meents, Turnbaugh, Glenn, Buck and Kessinger. All but Kessinger were present. ELECTION CALEN DAR FOB 1923 Feb. 6 Registration for February primary and general aldermanic elec tion. Feb. 7 and 8 Canvas of precincts by clerks of election. Feb. 10 Revision of registration. Feb. 27 Primary and general al dermanic election. March 13 Registration - for, city election. March 14 and 15 Canvass of pre cincts. March 17 Revision. April 3 City election. Nov. 6 Judicial election. , One of the many officers who has complained of the favoritism shown to a fellow who parks his car nearly every day on Washington street for hours at a time, said: "I have served eight 'slips' on this fellow. He pays no attention to them and threatens to get my job. I have reported it to my superiors. Yet noth ing is done. The fellow's pull Is too strong." Dennis J. Egan nas made a fine record In every official position he has held. He is pleasing everybody as Chief Bailiff of the Municipal Court. Encouraging Report Received by Government Department. RECORD IN BUILDING TRADE Manufacturing Sections of Country Report a Shortage of Skilled Work ersFew States Affected by i Seasonal Suspensions. Washington, Dec. 2C The employ ment situation is encouraging and prospects are brigM for the remainder of the winter, according to a survey just completed by the employment service of the Department of Labor. Nearly all states reported a condition much better than at this time last year, and the siturtion was described as fair to good in most sections. Few Unfavorable Reports. States affected by seasonal suspen sion of logging operations or farm work, and those where transportation is hampered by strikes and car short ages, were the only ones reporting un favorably, and in all of them improve ment was expected soon after the first of the year. Building operations throughout the country were reported holding a pace almost unprecedented, only a few states In the North showing a slowing up because of the weather. Shortage of Skilled Labor. The manufacturing states, almost without exception, reported shortages of skilled mechanics. Textile mills were running full blast and needed labor. The automobile industry also was running 100 per cent, but the labor supply about equaled the de mand. The steel idustry showed a general expansion, with c demand for all kinds of labor. ENGINEER PREVENTS WRECK Quk' Wit of Locomotive Driver Saves Fast Santa Fe Train Robbery Motive. Chicago, Dec. 0. Quick wit of the engineer of Santa Fe train No. 5, a flier for Texas ar.'I Oklahoma, thwarted an attempt to wreck it at Joliet Christmas night. The train car ried several Pullmans in addition to five mail and express cars. Robbery is supposed to have 'teen the motive. As the train nc-ared Joliet the engi neer saw several p rsons bending over the rails and he applied the brakes so suddenly passengers were thrown from their seats. The men dashed away just as the train came to a stop ten feet from them. Inspection re vealed that fourteen spikes had been Inlled and the fishplates torn aside, thus loosening one ruil. SAY KLAN OPPOSES VIOLENCE Imperial Wizard H. W. Evans De clares Ku ! Klux Are Sworn to Obey U. S. Laws. Washington, Dec. 2G That the Ku Klux Klan does not practice or con done violence, (hat it exerts moral suasion only, that the hooded robe is never worn in public except on pa rade, and that the qlan is not In poli tics are assertions in a statement made by Imperial Wizard II. W. Ev ans at the close of' his week ?n Wash ington. " JILTED, KILLS 3 AND SELF Suitor, 40, Spurned by Girl, 16, Shoots Her Sister, Brother and Baby. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 2G. Rejection of his advances toward Helen Engel, sixteen, last spring. Is believed to have so crazed Emil Neuriter, forty, a ferry boat propri'tr.:, that be turned Christmas joy hit tragedy In her home by killing her two sisters, a brother and end'.ug his own life. CHICAG0ANS SPEND MONEY Christmas Celebration Cost Windy City Residents $100,000,000, It Is Estimated. Chicago, Dec. 20. Chicago paid $100,000,000 for its Christmas celebra tion, it was estimated by business men. Downtown merchants said about $80,000,000 was spent during i December for retail Christmas mer chandise. Outlying districts sold be tween $15,000,000 and $20,000,000 worth. ACTION HAMPERED BY LIMIT Further Legislation May Be Neces sary for Government of Refund ing Commission. Washington, Dec. 27. Further leg islation .uthorizing the foreign debt refunding cemmission to offer more fa vorable terms to the European na tions may be necessary before much progress is made in the refunding process, say administration, officials. U. S. Dry Shakeup In Sight. Washington, Dec. 2G, Reorganiza tion of the prohibition unit will be gin on NeVi Year's day with appoint ments, dismissals and transfers in the official ranks of the dry force through put the United States, it was stated at Commissioner Haynes' oflice here Repeating and fraudulent voting at elections is said to be one of th latest fads. The public no longer views this sort of thing seriously. Harry Goldstine will be the next president of the Chicago Real Estate Board and Calietus S. Ennis will be the secretary. John T. Murray would maxe a1 splen did Judge of the Municipal Court.