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Senator MacVeagh Returns to the
Fray-Will Fire the Opening
Gun Sept. 1.
Let the Party Without a Nominee Beware !
The People .Will Know Their
Illinois' Next. Senator Sayi Good Timet Are
Coming, and Democratic Proipeoti
' Are Bright.
Franklin MacVeagh, Chicago's dis
tinguished son and tho cholco of tbo
Democratic party for United States
Senator, roached this city Tuesday
afternoon. Mr. MacVeagh has been
resting among tho hill's of New
Hampshire, preparing' for the great
battle of this fall. Tho splendid air
of the old Granite State, together
with the rest he has gained, has put
the candidate in splendid trim for
tho fight into which he will soon
plunge. Mr. MacVeagh Is tanned,
and appears tho picture of health.
As ho says himself, ho Is In first-class
condition to withstand tho wear and
tear of a thorough and vigorous can
vass of tho State.
Mr. MacVeagh arrived,. over tho
Lake Shore from New York at 2
o'clock. He was met at the depot by
his prlvato secretary, Mr. l'otcn, and
Theodora Nelson, Secretary of the
State Democratic Central Committee.
Tho threo entered a carriage ,and
were driven direct to Democratic
headquarters In the Palmer House,
whoro Chairman Phelps was waiting
to greet tho candidate. Several mem
bers of tho executive commlttco came
In shortly afterward. Mayor Hop
kins wus onq of tho first to call. As
soon as tho Mayor arrived tho com
mlttco and Mr. MacVeagh went Into,
oxccutlve soislon, so to sneak, and
remained behind closed doors for sev
Several nowspaper reporters were'
waiting in the outer room 'until the
conference had ended, but the hours
passed without the slightest sign of
a break. A noto was sent to Mr.
MacVeagh, Informing blm of how
long they had been waiting. Mr.
MacVeagh came out Immediately and
sat down for an informal talk. He
decllued to talk vory much politics,
on the' ground that he was so soon to
open the campaign and, as he put it,
"would not discuss the issues of the
campaign until he was forced to,"
meaclng that It would be soon
opough when he began speaking
formally to hU fellow-cltlzens.
"I havo been resting down in Now
Hampshire, " said Mr. MaoVcagb,
"and must of the time was out in tho
country bo far from a rullioad that
I did not hear the whlstlo of a loco
mot ho for days. I am fcollng n tho
best of condition, and will bo rcudy
to open tho campaign whenever tho
Executive Committee says. We huvo
decided that tho date shall be Sat
urday, Sopt. 1. The committee wished
to hold tho meeting in the Audi
torium, but I favor Central Muslo
Ha'l. The latter Is much more com
fortable and a better place to speak.
I think the committee will give their
consent to let mo have my way In
this matter. I am prepared with my
speech excetpt such revision as may
occur to me between now and the
dato named. I have been In commu
nication with the party leaders In
Illinois, and am pretty well acquaint
ed with the condition of political
affalrs'in the State, but, of course, I
will get fresher Information by being
on the ground."
"What did you think of Governor
Altg'eld'a suggestion to open the cam-
palgn in Springfield?
There is a good deal in that advice
and it is worthy of careful consldera -
tlon. Dut tho matter had been dis
cussed by tho committee und myself
at longth boforc. Many of tho Illi
nois Democrats I riictat Washington
advised me to hold tho opening meet
ing In Springfield, but tho question
had been decided In favor of Chicago.
Inasmuch as I am to talk to tho peo
ple of tho State It will make but lit
tle dlfferencn where I dollvor the
speech. Besides that, I Intend to
vlsit'cvory portion of tho Stato dur
ing tho campaign. Your reference to
the Governor gives me tho oppor
tunity to express my thanks for his
cordial letter. Ho was opposed to
my nomination, but after that had
been effected I was assured of his
support, and I am absolutely suro any.
statement reflecting upon his sin
cerity In tho matter is without tho
"Have you arranged the itinerary
for tho campaign?"
"It Is not completed yet It Is de
cided that I shall attend tho meeting
at Peoria Sept. fi and speak there. I
expect that tho list will bo completed
this week possibly to-morrow."
"Do you look for an curly revival of
"The Improvement has already be
gun and will continue to grow better.
That Is a great thing in Itself, and
will be acceptable to our Republican
friends as well as tho Democrats. I
nevor havo looked for a boom fol
lowing tho sottloment of tho tariff
fight. Great reforms naturally show
results rather slowly. It must of
necessity be so. According to our
Republican friends the country should
havo gono to tho dogs before this. It
Is gratifying to note that business
is In a healthy condition and Is
moving toward a resumption of tho
conditions .prevailing beloro tho
panlo came on. The settlement of
two such great questions as tho re-,
peal of the Sherman law and tbo
passagoof anew tariff bill, coming
at a time whon business was partial
ly paralyzed, caused some harships;
but the tide has already turned, My
talks to tho people will deal largely
with the tariff and lt abuses. I be
lieve that I can stato the caso plainly
"Tho Washington dispatches an
nouco tliut tho President will permit
tho now tariff bill to become' n law
without atllxlng his signature. Would
you caro to express your views on
"Not at present Tho case Is in
tho President's hands, and I consider
him perfectly competent to deal with
tho question without interference.
He is tho greatest tariff reformer of
the country, and may bo depended
"What Is the outlook for Democrat
ic supremacy In Illinois this fall?"
"It is very bright, and I am confi
dent the party will scoro a brilliant
triumph in November. Reports re
ports received from all portions of
the State are most gratifying."
Mr. MacVeagh will, from now until
the close of the campaign, give
practically his entire attention to the
"Will you make acanyassof the
State during the campaign?" Mr.
MaoVeagh was asked.
1 'expsct to do so;"
was the an
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25,
mtlJnVKmumJ),9 fit 3s!s.
swer. "Wo need a thorough can voss
of the Stato for tho Instruction of
tho people. Wo ncod u campaign
not only of argument but of organi
zation, und in this latter phase of
tho work I shall be most deeply in
terested. 1 shall co-operate In every
way with tho party In tho work of.
organization. Of tho result I havo
no doubt. I cannot see how tho
Democratic party can bo boitenin
tho coming cumpalgn unless wo de
liberately throw away tho victory
that is surely ours, and I havo no up
probenslnn on that scoro. Tho con
tost will be more than u personal mat
ter.to me. I want to fieo not only
tho Democratic ticket elected, a
Democratic United States Senator
chosen, but I want tho victory
to bo so pronounced as to leave no
room for questioning Illinois' safety
as a Democratic State. I waut to
make this' a cumpalgn for Ideas and
principles ns well as for men and can
didates. I want to mako the people
rcalizo the great Importance of tho
position Illinois took two years ago,
and I want Illinois to retain that
position. To do" this wo will need
thorough party organization through
out the State."
"Franklin MacVeagh will grow in
favor with the people as the cam
paign progresses," said Den T. Cable.
."His views on tho tariff and on the
silver question aro all right Ho Is
not a recent convert to Democracy.
Ho voted for Tilden in 1870. I think
wo will carry tho State and elect Mr.
"If Mr. MacVeagh will repeat
throughout tho Stato tho same speech
ho delivered In tho Stato convention,
ho will win back to tho Democratic
party all tho disgruntled elements
that are now holding aloof," said
Sonator J. P. Mahoncy. "His views
on tho financial question will suit tho
people exactly. His ideas on the tar
iff aro sound Democracy. Ho is a
blmotulllstand u turlff rofortrer. His
nomination was good politics and he
will be elected."
"Mr. MacVeagb's nomination Is the
wisest thing tho Illinois Democracy
could do, " said Breaker Craf ta. "The
Illinois State convention placed a
strong vote-getting ticket In the Held,
and, mark my words, every man on it
will be heard from In November. It
was a great convention and it did the
work well. Mr. MacVeagh Will get
a great many votes In Cook County
that no other Democrat could get
He will receive the support of (he in
dependent class. His majority in
Cook will amaze somo people. Mr.
MaoVcagb la no politician la the
V ' '. 1 '
IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL
HON. FRANKLIN MAC VEAGH,
Illinois' Next United States Senator.
usual accepted sense of Atho word. At
he said in his spceclTof acceptance,
ho has no enomlcs to punish nor ene
mies to punish him. And ho will
prove strongor in tbo Stato ut largo
than tho people. generally suppose at
present. Ho will mako a great show
lug before election comes. Tho
nominees for State Treasurer and Su
perintendent of Public Instruction
aro also first-class men, and will do
their sharo to elect the ticket."
"Tho State Convention in ado a
vory wlso selection for Senator," said
Senator Charles N. Barnes, of Lacon,
who was Chairman of tho Commlttco
on Credentials. "I bellovo Mr. Mac
Veagh will endear himself to tho peo
ple of tho Stato and that ho will bo
come far moro popular than is sup
posed by our enemies In making a
personal canvass of tho State. Mr.
Claggett, for Treasurer, Is also a
good choice. He Is tho best man for
the place and will mako a strong
race. It Is a winning ticket"
"MacVeagh for Senator means vic
tory, I think," said W. & Cantrell,
of Franklin County, Chairman of the
Railroad and Warehouse Board. "Tho
country dolegatcs were much pleased
with his speech of acceptance. They
were agreeably surprised, and, let me
tell you, w'.ien MacVeagh goes out
Into the State ho will arouse more
enthusiasm than anybody now ex
pects. He is a strong man, I be
lieve, and will lead tho party to vic
tory." "I bellovo Franklin MaoVeagh's
nomination for Senator is the best
thing that could havo been dono, not
only bocauso ho will got thousands of
votes In Cook County, but because ho
will bo a strong man In tho country
districts," said William D. Brinton,
of Tuscola, a mombor of tho Stuto
Executive Committee. "Why, every
groceryman at all tho country cross
roads knows MacVeagh by reputa
tion, and his reputation as an hon
est, successful business man will do
blm un tmtuenso amount' of- good.
He is a frco trader from tho ground
up, und knows how to make a speech,
us was evidenced at tho State con
vention. He will make a splendid
campaign and will lead the party to
success next fall."
"The convention showed its wis
dom when It nominated Mr. Mac
Veagh for Senator," said Colonel
Free' P. Morris, of Watseka, a candi
date for Speaker of the next Legisla
ture: He Is a strong candidate and
will help the Democrats to win out
MaoVeagh's nomination will bring
1 15,000 additional votes to the Demo -
cratlc ticket in Cook County," said
Railroad Commissioner Thomas. Ga-
nan. "This nomination was most
Judicious politics. .Tho whole ticket
Is strong. Raab is particularly strong
with tho pooplo and will bo elected
"MaoVeagh's nomination was tho
tho greatest victory over won by Cook
County In a Democratic State Con
vention," said W. C Asay. "It was
also a great personal victory for
Mayor Hopkins, who earnestly de
sired MacVeagh's nomination. I
think tho nomination is good poli
tics, too, and it will add much
strength to the Democratic ticket In
'Democrats in our part of tho
Stato uro always fqr tho nominees of
the party," said Postmaster Matthew
McEnory, of Moll no. "In this case
the nomlneo for United States Sen
ator was our choice, so that our sup
port will go to him all the more
heartily. I think tho chances of
Democratic success this year are
good. The people wll bo shown Id
tho campaign by Mr. MacVeagh and
other good speakers that the hard
times are not due to tho fact that the
Democrats aro In power, but aro the
necessary, inevitable result of vicious
Republican tariff legislation. I think
Mr. MacVeagh will succeed Shelby
M; Cullom as United States Senator."
Collector Russell received twenty
five copies of tho now tariff law from
tho Government printing ofllco nt
Washington Wednesday morning.
They were at onco distributed among
tho employes of tho Custom House,
with orders to study the new rates
and othor changes from tho old law.
It Is believed that tho new law will
go into oltect at tbo ondof this week
und the customs clerks will find It
necessary to stay up nights fixing tho
Senate's figures In their minds In or
der to 'o their work properly when
tho rush comes next week. There
aro over 800 changes in tho bill from
tho rates In tho McKlnley law.
W. E. Burns, superintendent of
bridges, has Fent a letter to Mayor
Hopkins tendering bis resignation.
It is claimed by his friends that he
has been misrepresented and to prove
his sincerity in the middle-of-the-road
movement he has severed his
connection with the oity.
Congressman L.E. McGann's street
railway company wants to build a
line from Lawndale to Lincoln Park
and Mr. McGann has come hither
1 from Washington to see about It
The Populists of the Fonrtb Con
gressional District Nomi
nate a Ticket.
Judge Scales Indorsed by the Convention
for Re-election for County
ReporU from Canvaiiers Indicate That but
Few Defection! Exist from the'
Populists had a harmonious con
vention Wednesday night at Work
logmen's Hall at Waller and Twelfth
streets. It was tho joint convention
of tho Fourth Congressional and
Thirteenth and Fifteenth Senatorial
Districts. The convention met in
response to tho call Issued some tlmo
ago by Prof. Hourwlch of tho Lako
strcot committee. Emmet Clare
called the convention to order.
L. S. O'Brien, President of tho Re
tail Clerks' Association, was elected
chairman, and John Flynn of tho
Lumber Shovers' Union,' secrotary.
A commlttco on resolutions was ap
pointed and presented a set of resolu
tions Indorsing tho Omaha platform,
declaring for the frco coinage of
silver at a .ratio of 10 to 1, and favor
ing an amendment to the constitu
tion glvlns women tho right to voto
at all elections. Tho resolutions dep
recated tho attempt to nominate u
county ticket at this time, as It was
liable to disrupt tho party.
Tho proposition to nomination rival
candidates for County Judge was
severely censured. Tho resolutions
Indorsed Judgo Scales for County
Tho commlttco on credentials re
ported sixty delegates entitled to
scats. The nominations wcro then
made. Frank Lawler was nominated
for Congress. Mylcs J. Dovlno was
nominated on tho second ballot for I
Senator In tho Fifteenth Senatorial
District, and William Jones, Presi
dent of tho Trades Assembly, was
nominated for tho lower bouse.
Louis Turvis was nominated for the
Senato In tho Thirteenth, and Emmet
Claro for tho lower house. Mr. Clare
was called on for a speech and re
sponded, and the 'convention then
Tho Democratic canvassing com
mittee on Monday began the work of
tabulating and comparing tho re
turns of the precinct canvassers, who
have been engaged in that work sov
oral weeks. Tho returns aro not all
In, and thecommltteo desires to urge
tho various ward presidents to hasten
tho completion of the work. Robert
E. Burke, who has 'charge of the
work of tabulation, said on Monday
that tho returns so far as received
wore of a most encouraging nature,
and that tho defections from tho
party wero few, notwithstanding re
ports to tho contrary. Tho canvassers
ore reporting that slnco tho passago
of tho tariff bill there
Is a decided
fcollng of satisfaction among Demo
crats, und that tho Republicans aro
losing moro voters than tho Demo
crats. The Democratic County Central
Committee will meet the first Tues
day ot September, and name tbo
dato for conventions In each ot the
Senatorial districts in Cook county.
These will be hold not later than
bept to, ana possibly as early as
Sept. 10. At least it Is expocted that
all the nominations will bo made by
Sept. 16. "
For the benefit e? voters,'; tbo. vari
ous Cook county Senatorial districts
are herewith designated:
First District -Tuo First and Fifth
Ward and the Second Ward, except that
part lying south of tbo centor lluo of 33d
treet and, west of the centor line ot State
feeoul Dutrict-Tu Twelfth WarJ and
IT THE HMD.
tho wholo of tho Tenth Ward, oxcopt that
part lying south of tho cantor lino of 31st
troot und oast of tho center lino of Camp
Third District Tho Thirty-first, Thirty
third, and Thirty-fourth Ward mid tbo
town of Cnluinot.
Fourth District Tbo Twenty-ninth and
Fifth District Tho Third, Fourth and
Thirty-second Wards and .that part of tho
f econd Ward lying south of the center Un
o' 32d street and west of tho center Una of
Sixth DlitricVr-Tho Twontleth and
Twenty-sixth Wards, and that part of tbo
Twonty-nfth Ward lying north of tho
center lino of Montrose boulovard. and
that part of the Fifteenth Ward lying oast
of tho con tor lino of Wostorn avenue.
Seventh District Tho towns of Harring
ton, Uloom, Bremen, Cicero. Elk Drove,
Evamton, Hanover, Lomont, Leyden;
Lyons. Maine, Now Trier, Nlles, North Sold,
Norwood Park. Orland. Palatlno. Palos,
I'rovlso, Itlcb. Bchauinborg, Thornton.
Whoollng and Worth.
Ninth District Tho Hlxth Ward, that
pnrt of tho Ninth Ward south of tho contor
lino of Flxtoonth stroot, that part or tho
Tenth Ward south of tho centor lino of
Twenty-drst street and oust of tbo center
line of Cutnpbell avenue and thut part of
tbo Twenty-eighth Ward lying batweon
tbo IlllnoU and Michigan canal and tho
contor lino of Thirty-ninth stroot.
Eleventh DUtrlct Tho Fourteenth Ward,
tho Fifteenth Ward wost of tho Contor lluo
of Wostorn avonuo, tho Twonty-soventh
Ward, and tho Twcnty-olghth Ward, ox
copt that purt lyhu botwoon tho IlllnoU
and Mlchlgnn cuual and, tho center lino of
llilrtoonth District Tho Bovonth and
rAbi1 .Wnrd' ""' " the Nine-
" VftA.i. 1. IVn.l liniintljLiI .. . I. .-
" "'" wuuuuum i'ii uiu norm oy mo
center lino of Taylor strcot, on tho oust
by tho center lluo of Desplulne htreot, on
tho south by the contor lino of Twelfth
stroot, and on tho wost by tho contor lino
of Nowborry nvonuo.
Fifteenth, DUtrlct Tho Ninth. Ward .
north of the center Hue of Hlxtooutb street,
tho Eleventh Ward south, of tho center
lino of Lako stroot, and tbo Ntnetooatov
Ward, excopt that part boundud on tbo
north by the center lino of Taylor street.
on tho east by tbo canter line of Desplslaes
street, on tho south by tho centor lino of
Twolfta.strcoti.and on tbo wost by tho cen
ter lino of Nowborry avenue.
Bevontoenth DUtrlct The Eleventh,
Ward north of the- conter of bake stroot
and the Seventeenth, and Eighteenth
Nineteenth. DUtrlct Tho Thirteenth
Ward and all of tho Sixteenth Ward, ex
cept that part lying oust of tho conter line
of Noble street and south of tho conter lino
of Division stroot to tho conter lino of Mil
Twenty-Bret Dlstrlct-Tho Twenty-Grot
nnd Twenty-socoml Wards and that pun of
tho Twenty-fifth Ward south of tho center
lino of Mont rose boulevard.
Tueuty-thlrd District That part ot tbo
Hxlcuuth Word lying oust of tho rentor
line of N'oblo stroot and south of contor
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Tbo knowlcdgo that tho noxt Gen
eral Assombly will elect a United
States Sonator londs moro than usual
interest to tho election ot members
of tho Legislature this fall, und in
vlow of the near approach of tho
Senatorial and Legislative nominat
ing conventions much Interest has
beon aroused over tho tlckots and a
largo number ot aspirants havo come
to vlow. In tho First District W. O.
Asay, Thomas McNally and W. T.
Budlnger are in tho Hold for the
Senatorial nomination. Asay has
probably the best show, but Mr.
Budlnger may be named as a com
promise caadldate. Stephen D. May
and John S. Oebmun aro in the field
for the lower house.
James McAndrews Jr. and Sherman
I P. Coiy are spoken ot for tho lower
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