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MRS. BRADFORD'S CASE.
The Hoard of Kdueatlon has mis
Itctidcd Mr.", Rradford for throw
mouths, and ha- ordered her trail
for to some oilier school than the Ar
nold when her period of punishment
The singular thills' about this cole
'ihratc.J case was the pertinacity with
which certain people maintained tlio
woman's .innoeenee In the face of
overwhelming evidence to the con
trary. The School Rnnid, by a vote of III
to ", arrived at the conclusion stated
::ihou, mid by so doing gave u sul
stantial warning to principals not to
break the rules, not to be cruel to
children, and not to Indulge in the
sale of patent inrd'clues and mer
chandise during school hours or In
the school building. J
Such practices are not only demur
.allJug in themselves but they arc
contrary to all correct Ideas as to the
way to conduct the public schools.
THE LOCAL SITUATION.
Tom O'Neill thus expresses him
self on tho local situation:
"The llepubllcans niu after money.
The employes of tho City Hall and
County ltulldlng have revolted
against repeated assessment, and tho
"bosses have arrived at the conclusion
.that it is not good politics at this
tiino to aiouse their antagonism. At
ithc. gathering of Republican candi
dates at the flreat Northern Hotel
this subject was discussed. All pro
fessed their anxiety to relieve the
poor employes from further taxation,
but. their sympathy for tho office
holder vanished when a practical
member of the committee asked, 'If
1he f el tows who get bread and butter
from t lie party do not contribute, to
keep tho party In power, who will?'
"That question settled tho matter,
and the assessment will bo levied on
the lirlilKctcuders, tho Janitors, cleiks,
and elevator conductor-). Neither
nirtv oxnects to ivuelvo many sub-
script Inn fiom thoo who have not
a personal interest in the campaign.
Tho fact Is that tho llepubllcans and
Democrats cannot bo made to see
the necessity for a huge campaign
fund sluco the tlckejsaro pilnted at
public expense and ticket peddlers
am no longer allowed at the polls.
'Tho largest item of cxpciiso which
both pirtles will have this campaign
will bo Incurred by the iiatiiriilln
aiiin of foreigners. The Republican
naturalisation bureau has almost sus
pended operations since Its superin
tendent has been nominated for
Clerk of the Superior Court, while the
Domociatlo bureau, accoidlug to Its
manager, John O'llrien, Is working
smoothly nnd successfully. Tho
Democratic headquarters aio dally
crowded by men who will cast their
first voto as American citizens this
fall. They nro escorted to tho courts
without delay by some attache of tho
headquarters to get their llnal pa
pers. They nro usually taken before
a Republican Judge, so that the Re
publican politicians cannot allege
that foreigners are being fraudulently
naturalized. It Is estimated by Demo-
crats that they have naturalised
within the pat three weeks .2,700
voters. The canvass of the wards by
the Democrats will be completed
this week. The icpnrts made to
headquarters by the canvassers
aie so satisfactory that the
managers predict that they
will have a majority of at least 15,
000 In Cook County. While the Dem
ocrats are united the Republicans arc
split Into factions. The war has been
renewed since the convention. Each
faction Is threatening to use Its knlTc
election day. The bosses were .not
at all surprised to lliul that the ticket
nominated by the machine has not
been received by the party with en
thusiasm, but they were not prcpircd
to llnd It criticised and condemned
by many Inthietitlal Republicans.
John lladenovirs Hrst duty, arter
trying to fry some fat out of the
corporations, will bo to harmon
ize his party. An invitation will
be sent to the representatives
or thu warring factions to
call at hcadtiitarUrs. When they
are corralled there they will be given
a lecture on their duty us Repub
licans, and they will be Induced to
pledge theiiisehcs to lay aside their
Implements of war until after elec
tion. When the LegNlatuic meet
the Republicans will make an at
tempt to amend the election law.
As tlu law stands a candidate, arter
his nomination, cannot be rct.iacd
from the ticket, even though he has
a bad iccoril. There arc a few can
didates of whom the committee
would like to be rid, but It Is power
less to make any change In the
ticket. It Is understood that the
Democrats will also favor the amend
ment of till provision of the law."
ROT ABOUT STEVENSON.
Der Herold, a morning pap r pub
llshcd In the English language in
Chicago, had the following dispatch
from New York In Thursday's Issue:
'We may fall to elect Cleveland
next No'vcmbcr, but I think Steven
sou will pull through.'' This some
what extraordinary remark wus made
by a Oemocr.it of national promi
nence who U playing an important
part In the present campaign. When
asked to explain his meaning he re
plied: "1 think the odds aro in Cleve
land's favor, lie has three chance
to win to Harrison's two. What I
mean to say Is Hut Cleveland
inny fall to carry a majority
of i the Ktcrtoral College, thus
throwing the election Into the
Hoiiso of Representatives, where,
of course, Cleveland would be choscnr
while Stevenson may be elected by
tho College. To take another view
or tho case, there Is a Hlbillty of
Cleveland's election In the House of
Representatives, while Stevenson
falls altogether. The choosing of a
Democratic President and a Republi
can vice rresKient would no sotue-
thltu new- In our jtolUics, but It may
happen. If tho election of President
be thrown into the House Cleveland
will be all right. Rut when the-Electoral
College falls to choose a Vice
President that duty devolves upon
the Senate, and the Senate Is a .Re
"Rut In u inlet way oilers nro
being made to arrange a plan which
will save Stevenson from u defeat In
the event of a closo result in the
Electoral College, and if these efforts
succeed Stevenson may bo elected
long before Cleveland is. Without
going too much Into particulars, I
can say that I know where bargains
will bo made by whose terms fusion
electors are to vote, If chosen at tho
polls, tor Weaver for President and
for St 'venson for Vice President."
Tills Is Jiwt tho sort of rot that
Stevenson's friends would Indulge In.
Tho truth Is, that were Stovenson
not on tho ticket, It would stand a
better show to win.
Ho lias no strength In Indiana and
none hi Illinois.
His ti lends are not adding to his
popularity by this sort of lot about
his having "a Letter chance than
Cleveland Is the beginning and tho
end of the Democratic ticket, and It
Is well that it Is su.
Ho is a platform In himself.
He Is able, h'oncst and popular.
The Idea of classing rHovunstm
Why Cleveland kept the locently
convened " Gieenbuokcr, Stevenson,
In the party by making him Assist
ant Postmaster General, and to make
it binding ho nlo made his cousin
District Attorney at Chicago.
Stevonson trade Cleveland, for
Stevenson knows a good thing when
he bus It, and his friends had better
talk mote about Urovor and do a lit
lb hustling for the ticket instead of
setting ulloat rubbish which ciln do
no good. j
For tho bcuelib of the trultofs who
aro trying to flisc with Wcajor at
Cle eland's expense, It mightbe as
well to Intlmato that tlio Vide Presi
dential candidate was not put on the
ticket In the Hrst place to give It
strength. The sullen New Yorkers,
who had lost Hill, voted lor Steven
sou for Vice President lor other reas
ons than a deslie to bring about
CABLE IS BROKE.
from tlio Herald
General Winston's return from Ills
summer rctre.it Is anxiously awaited
by the Democratic politicians who
arc In need of campaign funds. Ucn
T. Cable has crmlttcd the local
committee to solicit funds for defray
ing the expenses or the campaign In
Cook County. General Winston Is
the local committee's treasurer, and
his services nro now In demand. Mr.
Cable Is learning a ,good deal about
Chicago pill tics and politicians. He
was dumfoiinded when a member
of the local committee, on be
ing Informed that the National Com
mittee would not aid the campaign
In Cook county lluaucially, bluntly
linked: "What arc ou here for,
then';"' Mr. Cable did not enlighten
the committeeman regarding his
mission here, believing that by this
time it was generally known. The
local Democratic committee has In
formally resolved that It will go ahead
with its campaign and seek neither
ndvlcj nor iiioth-j from cither the
stntc or national committee. It has
a good tliiaucc committee and It
thinks that it wDl be able to raise
the nj:csary funds. With the
amount realized froti the assessment
of candidates and with the usual
contributions from tic wealthy mem
bers of the party the executive
committee Is of the opinion
that It will ltove an imiple fund to
meet the expenses of :n:c:(iimlc.i1ly
conducted campaign. The assess
ment fall:) heavily on wmif of the
candidates. The nomlrm's- for the
bench, only four of whom arc cashi
ered wealthy, have been nwcsscil 8--r0(
each. In addition to this- each
o.u will expend about 91 ,.100. The
assessment on thoother candidate is
proportionately large. It vl3l be- ptvhl
In full, however, u-the nomJuecs of
the convention arc fully aware that
it requires a large amount or money
to conduct a successful campilg.u Ut
THE TRUNKLES8 "BRANCH. ,r
The establishment of a CWca!
brunch by the NatlonalCommitleu of
the-Democratic party has dene much
It has. unquestionably weaksoxd
the party in Chicago.
The -Iiranch" will not. help- tho
It will help the Democracy of
Podunk, Anamosa and Hoop-solo
Hollow with money, beoause tlitro
are not nn votes to be ruudc then-.
Rut here In Chicago wbere there
are 20,non people to be nuturuliMd,
It throws up its hands and refuses to
Perhaps it can't aid.
rurhups the "iiraucnr uas no
Perhaps, after all, It wis. merely
established to give sown- of the
United Order of Decorated Stiffs a
chance to claim u Job when Cleveland
wins, on the strength of mi allega
tion that they workodi for tho
A Q00D CHAIRMAN.
Tho Republicans have shown good
sense In picking out John J. Hide
noch for Chairman. Mr. Radonoch
Is a jrleun, able "in in, who can handle
his party as no ono else can.
r- i J-- -J . x
A Q00D SELECTION.
Mr. George P. llunkor, a most
capable man, succeeds W. ,(. Ewlng
on tho Stuto Ceniral Cjiumlttee.
The Hradfoid case only cmpbasUes
tho fact that it U better not to have
man led schoolmarms.
ASSESSED TO DEATH.
City and county employes aro be
ing assessed to death.
A 'iraiT.itA'w: life and a liberal
splilt make Gladstone in his eighties
young enough to bo the vigorous head
of a powoiful nation. In fact, he Is
much younger than men In their
twenties, who cannot or will not
stuly the grand seUuee of the con
servation of energy and vitality by
obedience ti the laws of nature and
or kew Tons.
far Vis Franliltntt
ADLAI E. STEVENSON,
Caunkoib's four-in-hand Friek,
Plnkcrton, Harrison and Held.
CcNTitACToits for dirty work will
please put in their bids with Thomas
OitANNV IitAiit Is now n candidate
for Congress. Congress has a hard
time of it.
Mn. Tom Platt still Inclines to
organize nn expedition to the Harri
Toji Rkkd's approval of Tom
Reed's personally conducted Congress
is without reservation or remorse.
The passengers in tho Republican
coach do not seem to be much im
pressed with Mr. Hnrrison as a wh!.p.
WniTEtAW Rkid warns tho Repub
licans against ovcr-conlldcnce. Thl
is like warning a man against at
There is ono block in Now Ybrk"
which houses 3, COO people. And just
to think of Dudley wasting hls-tlmo
od blocks of five,
Ir the McKlnley bill grew the great'
crops, then It produced tho labor
rlotsy floods, cyclones, railroad
wrecks, ami luko disasters.
Several, years ago Mr. Carnegie
wrote a book called "Triumphant De
mocracy." After tho November elec
tion lie can poso as a prophet.
"Don't bo overconfident,'' says Mr.
Whltelaw Reltl. "Who said wo were
overconfident?" say Messrs. Blaine,
Platt, Qnay, Dudley, Clarkson, For
This only increase of wages yet
ascribed to tho McKlnley law Is the
high pay given to Flnkcrton men.
The Carnegie company paid tho
Finkertoulnns 95 a day.
Accordiho to tho New York Trlb
uno "MaJ. McKlnley has consented to
make some speeches In Iowa." There
must bo some error about this, but
the Major may have consented to
make the sauio speech several times.
There aro 13,000,000 of voters In
this country. Each man Is paying
$10 per year pension grab as a tax.
Justlco and recognition to tho old
soldier is a national honor looting
tho Treasury for political purposc3r.a
The Chicago Inter Ocean always
speaks of "Drlcovlllc, named after
Senator Brlce," and evidently Intends
It to be understood that ho employs
convict labor. Senator Rrlco has- re
peatedly denounced tho statcmout
that ho owns any mines where-con
vict labor is employed. Mr. Hlatfc,
now but that's another story.
McKinley continues to asserti that
tho foreigner pays the tax. Thl 1
how it works: Tho foreigner makes, a
coat nt a cost of 810, sends It to this
country, pays a duty of 810 onlt, aud
sells It for, say, 815. By this- trans
action ho loses 95 on every ooat of
the kind ho soils in this country. It
Is apparent to any ono that tho mo
ment ho sells it for more than 820,
tho consumer pays tho tax. Now
which Is tho more reasonable infer
ence, that the foreigner sells every
thing nt a loss, or that McKlnley is
simply telling an untruth?
An administration organ says that
In electing Harrison tho American
pcoplo "declared with, all the empha
sis at their command that they up-
proved of protection with all their
heart." Oh, no! Mr. Harrison did
not recelvo ns many votes by nearly
100,000 as wero cast for Grover Clove
land, tho tariff reformer. And with
tho etnphasls of 1,300,000 majority
tho pcoplo declared at tho very next
election after tho McKlnley bill was
passed that thoy did not approve of
this tort of high and trust-creating
ww ? n" "I
It W tetter to to tee
it may not bo gqperally remeflr
bored, but tho Republicans of Pcnn
sylvnnla hnvc not forgotten It, that
in the year 1877, after the great Pitts
burg riots, Pennsylvania went Demo,
cratlc. Tho ofllccrs chosco wero of
secondary Importance, but tho' result
was very suggestlvo nnd the lesson
hns not been lost. Hence their fran
tic efforts to produco the Impression
that these labor troubles have no
bearing on political questions.
The Now York Tribune has un
earthed tho fact that the American'
Tariff League has been evading tho
postal laws by dUscmlnnting through
the malls as second-class matter a
campaign pamphlet, "Protection nnd
Reciprocity," which, of course, is not
entitled to distribution by mall at
newspaper rates. Sonic of tho strict
constructionists in Congress who wero
outraged lately at tho idea of llonry
George's book, "Protection or Frco
Trade," being smuggled in Install
ments Into the Congressional Record
will doubtless bo equally 7calous to
reprehend this new phase of smug
gling. St. Louts Itnrtrnuc: The prlvato
farm and homo debt of Illinois, ex
clusive of debt on open nccount; ex
clusive of duct on unsecured noto;
exclusive of debt secured by the
depositor personal collateral; exclu
sive of debt secured by chattel mort
gage; exclusive of the debt of rail
roads; exclusive of the debt secured
by mortgage on the property of cor
porations; exclusive of town, county,
city and State debts, averages 9100
on tho head of every man, woman
and child in tho State. Tills is 9500
a family,, and at 10 per cent, it means
at average an mill Interest tax of 950
w famtJly. Theso are not "Democrat lo
campaign figures." They are tho
figures of the Porter census, which
reduced' tho total ot Illinois farm nnd
home debt as far as It could. And
all this ha come about in Illinois
wltlbtho-Republican party in control
both- at Washington and Springfield.
Wuiteeaw RErr has a most re-murkublo-knuck
of profiting by the
mlsfortunos of others. Ho picked up
tho-New- York Tribune-, which had
been created by Horace Greeley, and
proceeded' without compunction to
frco.o Groeloy. out of it.. After mat
rimony had mado him- rlcb and he
needcdia fushlonablo town' bouse is
which to maintain tho otato proper
for.a Republloanmilllonarohe happi
ly sccitrcdiutagrcutburgnl-sthe mag
nificent rosldbnao-on Madison avenue
built-byllenry.Vlllard. Mr. Vlllard
had met with- udvcrslty before his
house was- completed, and Mr. Reld
was In ut tho- death' and took the
prlzo.- Casting about him fer a coun
try homo ho noticed, tho spacious cas
tle of Ophlr Farm owned by poor
Ren Hallways then- financially em
barrassed. Ophlr Farm. Is-now added
to Mr. Hold's- other trophies of flsli
Ing expeditions In bankrupt pools.
Now ho ls-lnitho posscssiwi of a Vice
Frcsldonbluli nomination' which every
consideration, of political decency do
miindedi should havo been tendored
to Vico- President Morion. Never-
jUioloss, Morion will appear in tho
History or. ins party a ino last of Its
Gttovsa Cucvjclakd, in his
spooah accepting the Democratic
nomination for President, said:
'.'Never lias a great party, intent
upon tho promotion of right and
Justice,, had better Incentive for ef
fort than Is now presented to us.
TuralBC our eyes to tho plain pco-
i pie of the land, we see them bur
dened as consumers with a tariff
system that unjustly and relentlessly
demands from them, in tho purchaso
of the necessaries and comforts of
life, an amount scarcely mot by tho
wages of hard and steady toll, whllo
tho exactions thus wrung from them
build up and increase tho fortunes of
those for whoso benefit the Injustice
is perpetuated. We see tho farmer
listening to a deluslvo story that
fills his mind with advantage, while
his pocket is robbed by the stealthy
band ot high protection. Our work
inguien are still told tho tale, oft
repeated, in spite of Its demonstrated
falsity, that tho existing protective
tariff is u boon to them, and that,
undor Its bonoflcont operutlon, their
wages must increuso wlillo, as they
listen, scenes aro enacted in the very
abiding place of high protection
that mock tho hopes of toll and at
test tho tender morcy tho working
man receives from those made solfish
and sordid by unjust governmental
favors. Wo oppose earnestly and
stubbornly the theory upon whloh
our opponents scok to Justify and
uphold tariff laws,"
RaHtoad AirMgements of M
Encampment, 0. A. ft.
J'or the Naf Innnl ErVenipineni
A. It, nt Washington, In Septra
next, the Ritltltno'.Q- and Ohio
road- offers nn unexcelled service i
through limited vestibular express
trains, with Pullman sleeping cars
rrom Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati,
Columbus, Wheeling, Pittsburg, find
all principal Intermediate stations to
Washington. Tho oncampmenfl will
be the greatest event in Washington
since the grand) review of 1805.
No railroad In America Is bettr
coutnned' tlitin- L1m It. & (). tn tmriM-
iport large volumcsof passenger traffic
with- dispatch,, snfvty and comfort.
Its long experience in trnnsportlngi
crowdh- to Inauguration ceremonies,'
Knights-Templar conclaves, and sim
ilar gatherings on ntv extcnslvo scale,
will prow most valuable In carrying "
tho thousands to the encampment.
The II. & O. Is tlir shortest route
to Washington rrom nsarly all points
East" and West. Pawt-ngers from
Chicago will have- the option
of ttavcllng via Pittsburg or
via Grafton, .both' roust's-crosalng tlio
rcest or the Allegheny amid tho
most plcturcsquc'sccncry In America
All II. & (). cast-bounil' trains pasH
Harper's Ferry and tiwverse the!
historic valley or tho Potomac, whos
uattie grounds urcranitlhtrito' every
Visitors to Washington" will be
pleased to learn that tho-lb- AO. will
sell excursion tickets nt greatly re
duced rates rrom Washington, to
Maryland and Virginia battlefields
during the encampment..
That Kentucky mob which took
Logan Murphy, u 17-yciir-oldl panrl
cldc, and hung him bccause'or his
atrocious crimes, introduced u unlque
fcaturc Into their lynching.' proced
ure. It would have Itcen scarcely
possible to give him tho benefit of'
clergy, for gentlemen of-tho cloth are
averse to participating lm suohi af
fairs, but those who outdated' at
young Murphy's demise wero - not en
tirely lust to the solemn 'suggejtloiM
or the occasion. He was glveuiop.
Iiortunlty to pray, but frunkly con
rcsscd an inability to avail himself or
the favor. In this emergency a mam
In the mob knelt down to ask meroy
iiKn the soul that they were nbaut
to launch Into eternity. In terse,,
strong language ho told what u grtev
ous sinner Murphy had been andihow
tho law of the Innd had railed to pun
ish him. He had killed two persons,,
one his own rather, and n third iono
ot his victims lay at death's 'dour.'
He bad been a horse thief and a gent
ernlly wicked boy, unlit to llvo audi
certainly unlit to die. TU petition
er evidently had regard for tho old
Mosaic law of an eye for an eye mid u
toolh for a tooth. Tho boy hud 'mur
dered two of his fellow-men and tho
tilting punishment was death. Tho
law's delay had aggravated the com.
munlty until men who would pray.
and listen to prayer ut his lynching
hung young Logan until ho was -deadi.
They had Just cause to protest' undi
condemn tho slowness or the lawy.buti
thoy can llnd no Justification for the
extremes to which they wero lodl.
The men who hung Murphy camonly.
be classified as murderers. Thoy
acted without sanction of law audi
can llnd no apology In morals Tdio
stringent enforcement of the law
against lynchers Is one of theorft'lngr
demands of tho day.
New England Is gaining.-a. riiiilp;tx?i
uiiciivmuiu notoriety in criininuii ill
fairs. During tho last fcwvyoniis. she
has had a large nuuiborc of; highly
sensational murders,, while- minor
cases, where human llfo wis- taken,
are very large. The niurdor.uff Hiiram
Sawtelle by hlsbrotborr Isaac-, was &
most atrocious -crime -andl gave fond
to the public mind, nut II It-was over
shadowed by tio ussasftlnniilttai of Miss.
Christie Warden. b)v tdle- all-around
scoundrel, l-'ruuktAlmrV. Tbe crlmo
for which Dr. Graves,, of Providence,
R. I., awaits .tho extowms- penalty of
tho law, hiisJiardlyvu-.pBecedont. He
killed his victim, III! tlla Rocky Moun
tains whllo hlinsolt laiilloston. Then
canto the attcmptndi killing of Rus
sell Sago In New Ywck, by Norcross,
a New England hum, anoVuow.. tlio
enure ivast is astounded by (tii
butchery of Andrew J. Rorden an
his wlfo In Falli Rlrer, Mass.
The Duke of Manchester In dying
pcrfoasaed, so far ns known, tho only
laudable act ot his career. And l.Q
hntQd to perform this,
ber l sold by th. K. Q.
tehmldt Brewing Co. ktpack-
ages and bottles. Family
trade our Ipeolalty. 9 to at
Grant place.Chlcago, III. Tele
phono North 409.
Tim now billiard hall of Blessjrt.
Fugan & Barber, over tho House ot
David, 102 Clark streot, is tho flaesJi
in tho city. Visit it.
Blpans Tabules pm ify tho bloody ,
Knox huts, o.t Shoyue's