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HON. CHRIS STRASSHEIM,
The Well Known Merchant Who Is Strongly Backed lor the County
County Treasurer Is likely to go to
Mr. Chris Strassliolm, the popular
wholesale croccr. Ills opponent
fear hlni and say ho doe not want It,
but Mr. Strasshclm says there Is no
truth In the story that he Is about to
retire from the contest for the Coun
ty Trcasurershlp. He write to "ay:
"I desire to Inform my friends and
the public that 1 am a candidate for
the ortlce of Treasurer of Cook Coun
ty, subject to the will of the Cook
County Republican convention. 1
have withdrawn In favor of nobody
and don't Intend to, and expect to
stay In the race to the end and use
nil honorable means to secure tlhJ
nomination for said olllcc." Mr.
Strasshclm was born in Hesse Darin
Dtadt In the year 1831. Came to
thb country with his parents In 183U;
catuo to Chicago In 1S38, and has re
sided on tho North Side ever since.
"Was educated In tho public schools;
on both sides without anything
dcflnlto to build upon. Never
beforo in tho history of Cook
County politics have so many usplr
ants appeared on the Held ready and
willing to servo tho people. Tho
strongest fight with both Democrats
and Republicans will bo made for
County Treasurer. On tho Republi
can side t'10 name of C. Strasshelm
is being prominently put forward,
and his friends claim for him that he
Is showing more strength among bus
iness men of nil classes than any of
the othor candidates yet mentioned.
"The party that Is wise enough to
break away from tho machine and
nominate good, clean men, who havo
not been mixed up In these dirty
schemes, will win In Cook County
this fall," ald a prominent member
of tho Stato Republican Central
Committee, today. "People aro got
ting hick and tired of having the
name old names mentioned every
year and want men for public otllces
who havo not been connected with
some official rolltlcal skullduggery
for their own advancement. Every
year ilnds these samo uicu looklmr
for places on tho public payrolls.
They rotate from ortlco to office. One
year they are In tho city government
and tho next in the county. Occa
ulonally they break Into tho Federal
building, and then they come back
to spongo a living In the City Hall.
One party is as bad as another. Re
publicans and Democrats, they aro
jill alike. Tho party that breaks
loose from this custom will get tho
support of tho majority of the peo
ple this fall, and Judging from tho
present outlook, the Democrats aro
appreciating tho situation and pay
ing more heed to it than are tho Re
publicans." Tho Cook County McKlnleyCIub Is
tho name of a new organization be
ing formed. Magnus A. lies-, o.
JU5 Washington street, Is the Secre
tary. For tho accommodation of visitors
to West Jlailen and Wench Lick
Springs tho Monon Itouto will run a
hlcoplng car to tho ."springs every
Saturday night, beginning Saturday,
Juno 2, and returning oscry Sunday
In tho supervision of stjeli an Im
portant Interest as tho public school
nystcm of our county, It Is Important
that tho general public welfare oor
predominate over tho conlllctlng
claims of any class or special inter
ests. In Mr. Henry D. Hatch, as
County Superintendent of Schools,
we would have a man liberal-minded
in fact as well as profession, who In
a spirit of "charity for all, and rnal
Juui ioua."i B';uv," vvou.U ever e;k.
started in the commission business
on South Water street In 1SUH, under
the II rm name of Strasshelm & llro.
In 1878, sold his Interest to his
brother Henry and engaged in the
wooden and willow ware business, un
der the llrm name of Jacob & Strass
helm. In 1883 tho llrm added gro
ceries. He then bought out his part
ner, Jacob, and two months later
took in as partner Thlllpp .Inciter,
which business up to the present date
Is Strasshelm - Jacscr, wholcsalo
grocers and woolen and willow waro
dealers, southeast corner of South
Water and La Sallo streets. Their
business capacity in tho last year,
181)3, was one and a quarter million
dollars, for which Strasshelm Is en
titled to tho credit, as his partner
takes no actlvu part in the business,
having a wholesale meat market on
Fulton street. Mr. Strasshelm Is a
sterling citizen and numbers his
friends In Chicago by tho thousands.
the greatest good for tho greatest
number, never forgetful of tho con
stitutional rights of any person.
Hon. W. W. Whcclock, of tho
Third Senatorial District, who made
ono of tho host Representatives that
have ever served the people of that
district, will bo unanimously ronom-
I Inatcd by his party this full. Ho is
a young man of ruro ability, and made
a record in tho Thirty-ninth General
Assembly that few men aro capablo
, of doing at his age.
Chris Strasshelm Is making a
persistent but unlet light for tho
nomination for County Treasurer,
and keen observers aro watching his
, work with much interest. He has
been a life-long Republican and a
working member of tho party, and In
this, his first request for recognition,
every Republican in Cook County
will certainly sympathize.
Thoughtful Republicans aro pay
ing as much attention to tho neces
sity of securing a strong candldato for
County Judgo this fnll as to any
other featuro of tho campaign. It is
, essential that tho party's candidate
for County Judge should not only be a
sterling Republican but should havo
a recognized character for fairness
and probity and tho requisite ability
as a lawyer to adorn the bench of tho
County Court. The friends of John
R. Parker, of tho Twelfth Ward,
claim that he (Ills this bill to a nicety
and ho is at present the leading can
didate. Others who aro prominently
mentioned are: Chus. IJ. Obcrmeycr,
Geo. Edmund Foss, Fnrlln Q. Rail,
Orrln R. Carter, and Chas. G. Jfcely.
Among a largo number of politicians,
as well us tho people of tho West DI
tlslon, Mr. Parker Is popular, and as
tho Twelfth Ward, the largest Re
publican ward In tho city, will como
Into tho convention solid for him ho
will bo a strong candidate, as there Is
a disposition to give tho Twelfth
Ward what It wants, If the unusually
largo aggregation of statesmen who
live In It can over agree on what thoy
do want. In this ciho they havo
agreed on Mr. I'arkor, nnd as Parker
will havo more- or lc-s strength In tho
convention from every ward In tho
city it Is more than probablo ho will
bo tho nominee. Ho is a gentleman
of unlimited wealth, and unless wo
miss our guess will bo a hard man to
For tho Rebublican nomination for
hherllT It Is said that Win. T. Hall,
the 'popular North Town Assessor,
could havo the nomination for the
asking. It Is claimed, however, that
he does not care for tho place, but
will aid James Pease who Is now as
sured the nomination. Strassholm Is
1q the leuU lor County Treasurer, and J
Jno. R. Parker for County Judge.
The light for County Clerk will not
bo so complicated as it might seem
at first. S. W. Rldcrburg, who Is
being urged by the Scandinavians,
will get that place on the ticket Ho
has opponents In Dan Hcaly nnd
others, but Rldcrburg will undoubt
edly be tho choice of the convention.
Henry Esdohr, who was mentioned
for the place, realizing that the nom
nation will go to tho West Side, nnd
knowing Rldcrburg's strength (who
has a cinch), has withdrawn from the
race, and It Is claimed now ho has
taken oil his coat In Rldcrburg's In
terest, so as to get a front scat In the
John II. Hnnraluin, Vlco Grand
Master and Organizer of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and a
resident of the South Side, is a Demo
cratic candidate for Congrats In the
Fifth District. He hns the backing
of his union nnd labor organizations
generally. Tho employes of tho
street surface roads of the South Side
have issued a strong pronouncement
In his fa or. Ho is likely to prove a
strong candidate. Charles E. Piper,
of Cicero, will likely be tho Repub
lican nominee of the district.
The new West Park Board mem
bers ought to get out their little
brushes and shovels now and clean
up the drives and plant nice, now
(lowers In diamond-shaped plots.
They should also kcop olT tho grass.
Tho friends of Mr. Charles Gross,
of tho Thirty-second Ward, aro urg
ing him to make the raco for ShcrllT
on the Republican side.
Some of tho Republican leaders
who laid out n slate for tho coming
county convention more than a year
ago will And that they aro not so
deeply in It as they may think they
arc. Tho factions in tho party aro
by no means united. There Is a pull
ing and hauling which docs not augur
well for a harmonious convention.
Tho newly appointed commission
ers took their seats at tho meeting
of tho West Park Board Tuesday af
ternoon. Ex-Commlssloncr Gnrvy
was present and, after tho board had
been called to order by President
Moll, Introduced his successor,
Charles J. Voplcka, in a cordial
manner. Ex-Commlssloncr Blount
Introduced his successor, J. Mil
ton Oliver. Ex - Commissioners
Townscnd and Brcdowskl were
not present, nnd their successors,
Harvey Weeks nnd Edward Uihloln,
took their scats without a formal In
troduction. Tho Secretary announced
that ho had been notified by tho
County Clerk that tho bonds of tho
newly appointed members had been
approved and wero on flic. Presi
dent Moll announced that tho reor
ganization of tho board was In order,
and Commissioner Oliver was unani
mously chosen Auditor. Tho stand
ing committees wero named by the
President as follows:
Flnmce-I'ieitdcnt Moll, Harvey Week, A.
Judiciary A. J. Graham, J. Milton Ollrer,
W. 8. Uoglc.
Improvement-Kdward Uihltln, Chorion J.
Voplcka, W. B. Uoulo.
Hubdlvitlonit J. Milton Oliver, Harvey
Week, Charlea J, Voplcka.
Tho committees wero approved,
and the board proceeded with the
Dr. F. M. StrlngOcld, of 41101 Cot
tage Grovo avenue, n wealthy and
well-known South Side physician, Is
desirous, it is said, of contesting Con
gressional honors with Congressman
Aldrlch In tho First District. Dr.
Strlngflcld is a sterling Democrat,
and should ho mako tho raco Aldrlch
will havo no "cake walk," us String
field has plenty of tho "sinews of war"
and will go Into the battle expecting
to use lots of "ammunition."
Mr. George Bartholomew, tho stal
wart Republican and well known
Thirteenth Ward dealer In boots nnd
shoes at 085 Lake streot, will proba
bly bo nomlnnted for County Com
missioner, as tho leaders of tho ward
havo pronounced for him.
While in Chicago recently Secre
tary of Stato W. H. Hlnrlchscn
talked quite freoly to a representa
tive of Tiik Eaom:. In regard to tho
apportionment light ho said: "Will
tho Democrats win tho light? I
should say they would. Tho Repub
licans would givo anything If thoy
could get out of tho mess thoy havo
gotten themselves into, but thoy
can't Judgo Crolghton's doclslon
Is clear cut, forclblo and clearly con
stitutional, nnd tho best legal ad
visers all over tho Stato conccdo that
ho Is right, and that tho Legislature
In making tho apportionment of 1803
acted clearly within constitutional
limits, exorcising only such leglsln
tlvo discretion as Is clearly permissi
ble. But oven if tho Republicans
win, which is almost impossible, tho
Supremo Court will havo to upset tho
apportionment law of 1882 with tho
same decision that will declare that
of J81KI unconstitutional, and this
will giro tho Legislature to tho
Democrats by a still larger major
ity than will that of 1803. It is
'.rue tlr.it, under the ari':rtioumvot
of 1872 Cook County would have but
twouty-ono representatives nnd seven
sonntors twenty-eight in all, but for
this Chicago, If the Republicans suc
ceed, will have tho Republican mana
gers to b'amo nnd not tho Democrats.
However, I seo no danger of this.
Tho apportionment of 18U3 will stand,
and under it tho Democrats can easily
hold tho legislature by a good work
ing majority and elect a United
States Senator to succeed Mr. Oil
loin." Mr. Hlnrlchscn was In n lino
humor. He had como to Chicago
with n proxy lnhls Inside pocket to
attend tho secret meeting of the ex
ecutive body of the Democratic State
Central Committee and manifested
much faith in political results this
fall. On the question of tho advisa
bility elf tho Democratic Stato Con
vention nominating a candidate tor
United States Scnntor ns It did four
years ago, he said: "1 am In favor of
such nomination nnd I believe tho
party throughout the Stnte is of tho
same mind generally. Of course some
opposo It. It will help us in the con
test to make n strong nomination.
Then the pcoplo will know what our
principal aim nnd object Is. It will
tin I to factions and bring nil sections
of tho party closer together. The
State committee has tnk.cn tho fol
"Itcnol veil, That Intimucli at Mie propriety of
iiomlmtlwr a candidate tor the United fftatcs
Hcnato to tho State convention ha been ex
tensively aidtated throuchout the State, It la
euiuelcd by county convention to consider
tho expediency or Inexpediency ot auch a
course, and Instruct their deleitates accord
ingly. "Tho county conventions held so
fnr," continued Mr. Hlnrlchscn, "in
dicate, I think, that a majority of
some thousand odd delegates that
will assemble in tho Democratic con
vention at Springfield on Juno 27
will favor making a nomination.
Cook County's action will have much
weight, but no ono ncod be too sure
what tho Chicago convention will do
on tho subject when It convenes on
Juno 12." "Will Governor Altgold
ba a candldnto for United States
Scnntor?" "Under no circumstances,"
replied Mr. Hlnrlchson. "He is de
voting himself strictly to tho work
of his offlco nnd will havo
nothing to do with It. His
health is greatly Improved and
tho future of his administration
looks exceedingly bright." Mr. Hln.
rlchscn stated also that Superintend
ent of Public Instruction Raab would
not bo u candidate for Stato Treas
urer under any circumstances. Ho
had so declared and tho Secretary of
State had amplo reason, ho said, for
bclloving that Mr. Raab would rcfuso
to accopt a nomination if tendered
him. Fiom Mr. Hlnrlchscn and oth
ers who camo in to attend the execu
tive I'ommlttco meeting, it appears
that if tho Cook County delegation
Indorses a strong Gormnu-Aniorlcan
of this city for State Treasurer, ho
will bo accepted by tho Democratic
Stato convention, nnd that, if nut,
tho State ticket mny bo made up as
For (State Treasurer-Den Warren, of Peoria.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
David Felmey, of Normal, or T. H. Clendcnln,
Tho Executives Committee of tho
Stato Republican Lcnguo met Mon
day at tho Grand Pacific Hotel to
select delegates to tho nationnl con
vention of tho league, which meets
In Denver on Juno 20, There were
present at the meeting cx-Lloutcnant
Governor L. 11. Ray, chairman of tho
Exccutlvo Committee; W.W.Tracoy,
President 'of tho National League;
Peyton Roberts, of Monmouth, 111.;
Genoral J. II. Clarko, of tho Repub
lican State Central Committco;
Charles Page Bryan, of Elmhurst;
Charles A. Raymond, of Watscka; A.
J. Lester, of Snrlnaflcld: J. R. B.
VanCleave, E. J. Judd, and others.
When tho committee was called to
order President Tracoy spoko briefly
on tho importance of tho national con
vention at Denvor. He said Ohio,
Indiana, und other States would havo
Presidential delegations there and
Illinois must not be outdono. Ho
suggested that nobody bo named as a
delegate who will not attend
tho convention. Mr. Judd made
a speech to tho samo ef
fect, and predicted that tho Repub
licans will carry Illinois this fall and
elect tho next President. Mr. Tracoy
said it was desired to mako tho na
tional convention a groat success for
tho bonoflclal effect It will havo on
tho political situation in Colorndo.
On motion, it was decided to givo
half tho fourteen delcgatcs-at-largo
to Cook County.
Tho committco named seven dolo-gatcs-at-liugo
tram Cook County,
as follows: Geo. S. Wllllts, Chas. A.
Gordon, J, R. Tanner, W. J. Camp-1
bell, Wm. Lorlmor, R. L. Martin,
Arthur Dixon. Tho remaining dole-
ATT ANV" SFOCEFRV
104-100 Madison St ,
gatci-at-largo are as follows: D. S.
Berry, S.ivannah, 'ill.; Charles P.
Brynn, Eighth Congressional Dis
trict; Colonel W. S. Dlston, Twelfth1
District; Senator Shelby M. Cullom,
ex-Governor J. W. Fircr, H. S. Clark,
nnd T. M. Ecklcy, of McLcnnsboro.
The following delegates were then so
lected from tho Congressional dis
tricts: Klr.t-A. 8. Clarke, C. II. Dalton, C. Dcnecn,
.1. It, Terhnne.
Hccond J. I. MonaRhtn, . J, Chott, K. J,
Materledt, James Iloa-tn.
Thlrd-J. N. Cnnnln, August Hchlllcr, It. It,
Parker, Charles Nagcl.
Fourth-M. 11. I'otvcrs, 11. M. Ussier. 1!. II.
Pcnsc, O. II. Fnss.
Flfth-J. 0. Copley, W. W. Bherw In, Col.Wm.
Avery, W. 3, Bteck.
Hlxth II. It. 1'ondlck, Mayer Ncv.commcr, C.
i:tjliericn, James Comley.
Scvcnth-T. II. llcthca, J. W. White. II. C.
l'.tchth-T. H..l'Ult, IMward Alkcu, T. H.
ItOfcrs, II. C. Hill.
Nlnth-K. C. Curtis, (I. W. l'atton, I), lladdo
war, ltobcrt Caldwell.
Tenth-J. C. IMwardt, W. O. Ilden, Fos
ter, C. II. Kdwards.
i:ienth-W. W. Porter, Dr. 1!. h. McKlnnle
Thirteen' h-Itomer Tlce, JohnAjcr, W. II.
Il'.dtfley.J. M. Hamilton.
Fourteenth-It. Bhcrman, J. A. Stirling, K.
O'Connetl. M. T. Kanau.
Hliteeath-Ocoruo Hoffman, n. McCawlcy,
T.,V. Bcolt. W.A. Mus.ett.
f ovenlccntli-Wllllam Bewertb. George Tur
ner, Albert Campbell, Charles Austin.
Nlneteenth-J. II, Miller, Ocneral C. W. Pa
vey, C. W. Lyon, Judge ltobcrt licit.
Twentieth-Walter Warder, Cairo.
Fifteenth-!'. K. Itobeson, Judge Thompson,
Danville; It. Itallock, C. (. Kckart.
Tho Secretary was authorized to
correspond with tho clubs' in the Con
gressional districts not represented
and complete tho delegation. The
committco changed tho date of the
State convention of tho lcagun clubs
from Aug. II to fScpt. 3. It will be
held at Springllcld nnd will bo the
formal ooenlng of tho Stato cam
paign. It is conceded by the Republican
managers that S. W. Rldbrburg, the
present Deputy County Clerk, has
tho lead for tho nomination for Henry
Wul IT'S present position. The Scan
dinavians must havo strong repre
sentation on the ticket. Recently
tho Swedes have been dropping over
to the Democrats, principally bo?auso
they havo been Ignored, -nnd It will
probably bo considered poor Repub
lican politics to Ignoro them uny
further. When V. It. Mntson was In
tho ShcrKI's ofllco tho Republicans
flourished in this vicinity. S. W.
Rldcrburg Is ono of tho most populnr
politicians in tho Republican ranks.
Ho Is u Swedish-American, and one
that his ruco Is Justly proud of.
During tho past week there has
been much earnest talk among the
leading Democrats of nominating ex.
City Treasurer Rcrnhurd Rocslng for
County Treasurer. His great strength
among tho best citizens of Cook
County Is in his favor, and it Is a
well-known fact that when ho ran
for City Treasurer it was by Mr. RocJ
sing's efforts that Crcglcr was elected
Mayor, and It was Rocslng's tact,
management, money, and hard, de
termined work that carried tho wholo
ticket to victory.
Mr. Daniel O. Gcrst, a bright
young attorney, has tho support of
tho Republican leaders in tho Elev
enth Senatorial 'District for the Leg
islature. Mr. Gcrst has tho ability
and force of character to make a use
ful mombcr of the next assembly.
Mr. Felix Lang, tho well-known
stalwart North Sldo Democrat, re
siding nt 400 Sedgwick street, will
probably bo nomlnnted for County
FEED W. ROGERS,
Justice ol Peace.
1113 West North Av., Chicago.
Ilesldeiicp. 300 Mclitmoro Av.
4020 Imerald Av.
J. J. HENNESSY,
Justice of the Peace
4147 . Halsted St.
POLICE MAGISTRATE. rIITrAftfB
Stock Yard l'ollco Court. vJilvAUU
NOBLE T. ROBBINS,
Justice of Peace,
ltcsidoncc, 0130 ExcIiiiiiko Av.
CREAM OF MALT.
and 170-1S1 Lake St.
JAMES M. OOYLE,
Justice of lie Peace,
192 West Madison Street,
Bildnoe, 503 B. Wood St., Chicaoo, III.
Police Magistrate Desplainea St.
Justice of Peace,
6300 S. HALSTED STREET.
Police Justice, Englcwood.
M. A. LA BUT,
Justice of the Peace.
180 West Madisoa Street,
Corner HaUted Street.
RtstDEXCE-ARl Mllwaultra Arena,
Corner Will Btrtct.
LEGAL DOCUMENTS DRAWN.
Mice of the Peace,
5325 Lake Atciiuc.
Hyde Park, Chicago.
RaiMence, S87 Woedlawa Terrace.
J. J. O'TOOLE,
Justice of the Peace,
(TOWN OP LAKE.).
ATTORNEY AT L1W,
3004 State Street, CHICAGO.
Cor. aarfleld Iloutotard and Center Arena.
C. J. WHITNEY,
Justice of the Peace.
and Notary Publio.
458 LINCOLN AV.
RcHldvncc, 1571 LIU Atomic.
OrricE, Town Hall.
ncaldenee-408 Koith Central Are., Anittn, 111.
Collection attended to. Chattel mortgage
79 West Madison St.,
If. S. Cor. Jafteraon.
Olaf F. Severson,
(COUNSELOR AT LAW),
Justice of the Peace.
146 AND 148 WEST MADISON ST.,
Siite 207, - Oiiioeigo.
Ex-Police Magistrate at Dcsplalnea Street Station.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
145 West Madison Street
Mm 1, 5& 6,125
Justice of the Peace,
Rooms 1 and 2, 57 1 dark St.
132 So. Clark Street
Residence, 67 Bryant Aran
A. R. PORTER.
Corner 53d Itrcat and
HYDE PART (CHICAOO).
Chuttcl Mortgitue Ackmwletfjred.
Room l, Ho, 124 Clark Street, Cblcaii
3817 Michigan Avenuo.
Court Room, 534 Lincoln At., V
Kaatdaaoa, 604 Uacala At
(Tel. Lak View SO.) CIIICAO
Justice of the Peaca
. OFFICE, 402 LINCOLN AVE.
Residence, 1501 Wrightwood Art
CM SlTBflt, CHicago.
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