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THEY CMUOTJtEAT OEHHE.
The Popular German-American Will
Ban a Long Ways Ahead
of His Ticket.
He Declares Himself Emphatically Upon
the Interest Question and Will
Obey the Law Strictly.
Ringing Declaration of This Upright Citizen
Upon a Point of Great In
terest to All.
Hurrah for Oehno!
Tho Democratic candidate for
County Treasurer declares In favor
of a strict compliance with the law
of tho last General Assembly which
requires tho custodians of public
funds to turn the Interest received
on them Into tho treasuries for the
benefit of tho people. Mr. Oehne
docs not pretend to construo the law,
but is emphatic In the declaration
that it Is not to bo evaded, and that
tho prlnclplo sought to be estnb
llshcd Is right It Is asserted In
somo quarters that there wcro
methods of getting around tho pro
visions of the act and of avoiding its
The law governing tho treasurers
of counties says:
"That tho Stftto Treasurer, and
every county, city, township, Bchool
und park treasurer, and every cus
todian of public funds who shall be
hereafter elected and qualified, shall,
at tho end of each fiscal year, account
for Interest on the dally balances of
funds, from tlmo to tlmo In his cus
tody, at a rate of not less than 2 per
cent, per annum, and as much higher
us solvent banks that aro reasonably
accessible pay on tho dally balances
of accounts that uro subject to sight
draft or chock. Three-fourths, of
such Interest shall belong to tho pub
lie and Bo added to tho fund; and
tho remaining ono-fourth of such In
terest shall belong to such treasurer
or custodian, and may bo retained by
hliu as extra compensation for the
extra care und responsibility assumed
In making tho fund draw Interest.
"Provided, That nothing herein
contained shall be so construed as in
any way to release such treasurer or
custodian or his bondsmen from any
Trovlded further, Tliutlf any such
treasurer or custodian shall keep such
funds, or any part thereof, In his
personal possession and not In u bank,
or on deposit for tho purpose of ro.
celving interest on tho same, and
keep tho same in actual monoy and
not In securities, und shall not In any
way use such funds, or any part
thereof, for himself, or rccelvo any
Interest or thing of value or compen
sation for tho use of such funds, or
permit them to be' used by any per
' sonf persons, copartnership or corpo
ration for his benoflt, then ho shall
not bo required to account for any
interest on tho funds so kept, pro
vided no responsible depository ac
cessible shall bo willing to pay inter
est, and In such case he shall muke,
sign and (lie an atlldavlt In tho fol
Hero follows tho allldavlt to bo
Ono point made was that tho
treasurers might refrain from de
positing the money in banks, and
might so placo it that they would
not bo technically required to ac
count Mr the interest, or at least to
cover it Into tho treasury, and that
they could theroby bo benefited
financially. Claims have been mndo
during tho campaign that tho law
was not to bo complied with in Its
letter und spirit, else there would
not be so many candidates for tho
nomination In tho various partyor
ganlzatlons. Theodore Oehno, tho Democratic
nomlnco for County Treasurer, In an
intorvlew on tho subject, said:
"In former years tho law said noth
ing whatever about the Interest, and
it was deposited at tho discretion of
tho Treasurer. Now tho matter Is
settled absolutely by law, and tho
question of the interest Is taken out
of politics. Mr. Winston, my at
torney, called my attention to tho
provisions of tho law boforo I ac
cepted tho nomination, and I bocamo
a candidate with a full understand
ing of the act I did not want the
nomination, und accepted it with the
greatest reluctance; but having done
so, it elected wo must always put
in that 'If I do not think any ono
will have causo to And fault on tho
score of tho Interest. I shall have a
bond which will bo Independent,
that Is, not dependent In nny meas
ure upon tho placo whero tho county
funds aro deposited. Tho law can bo
rigidly onforccd, so far as I am
aware, and any attempt to 'dovlato
from It and to tako Interest or any
other funds not warranted by tho
terms of tho law would be n simple
matter of embezzlement."
Tho Second Senatorial District Is
composed of tho Twelfth and part of
tho Tenth ward ot this city. Tho
former was for many years proudly
called the "Bannor Republican Ward"
by Its. enthusiastic citizens of that
party, and has given Cook County not
a fow of its most etllclent officials.
Tho good mon of this bailiwick are
not, however, all found In the ranks
of the "grand old party." Domo:racy
points proudly to a largo number of
her dovotees who have never been
discouraged by advorso majorities,
but who have carried on an aggrcs
slvo tight year after year, with no
littlo success. Ono of these stalwart
Democrats and energetic workers is
Sherman P. Cody, candidate for tho
lower house of tho Legislature from
the Second District. Mr. Cody Is a
representative young Democrat, of
political experience, and has never
been known to make u half
hearted campaign. His work for
the party with which ho is
pi oud to bo Identified on
titles him to the position to .which
his election now sooms assured. Al
though ho is but thirty-seven, ho has
lived in the Twelfth Ward for seven
teen years, and every campaign has
found him in tho thick of tho battle.
Like so many of tho public mon ot
to-day Mr. Cody wus born in ono of
the rural districts, being u son of
Hon. Hirutu II. Cody, formerly of Du
Pago County, who wus for years
Judge of tho TweUth Judicial Cir
cuit, which lies contiguous to Cook
County. Sherman did not, however,
Incline to a professional life, but
came to this city at tho age of
twenty to enter upon a business
career. Commencing at tho founda
tion of tho wholesale drug business,
his attention to business and willing
ness for bard work made him mas
ter of all its details, and he rose to
ono of tho taost responsible positions
In thd 'house of Peter Van Schaack 8c
Sons, and was for a number of years
associated with that establishment.
His political history Is as commenda
ble as tho story of his business life.
Whon tho interests ot bis party do-
CHICAGO, 8 ATI HID AY, OCTOBER 27, 1891
manded ho has a'.ways sacrificed
his own opportunities for advance- i
ment, and has apont his time and
monoy freely, ovor feeling amply re
paid It ho. could In any degrco con-
trlbuto to Democratic success. He Is
a natural leader, und believes that
no victory can bo attalnoJ without
thorough organization Thrco years
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m muuu u uuvuuiu nmvi imiiuii
campaign in tho faco of certain de
feat, simply to maintain1 tho party
organization In his ward, uud his
house to houso canvass resulted In u
remarkable reduction of tho Republi
can majority. In 1880 Cody was
nominated for County Commissioner,
but withdraw from tho ticket to fa
cilitate a coalition between tho labor
element and tho Democracy.
Ills many years lb tho drug busi
ness have mudo him personally ac
quainted with nearly every retail !
druggist in tho county, und he has J
their hearty support In his present
campaign, as they rccognlzo In him '
a truo champion of their Interests.
His friends are by no moans confined
to his own party, but ho will receive
many votes that would ordinarily bo
cast for tho regular Itcpub.lcan nom
inees. An eloquent und powerful speaker,
well informed upon economic ques
tions and sound In his views, Mr.
Cody will mako a Representative of
whom Cook County will bo proud,
and whoso constituents will always
find him working energetically In
Tho heavy registration leaves tho
managers of both tho old parties
claiming to see an advantage. Tho
People's party leuders assert that they
had something to do with swelling
tho list, as a large number of re
formers who usually tojk no Interest
in the movements ot the old parties
had registered this year In order to
bo able to voto tho People's party
Mayor Hopkins figured a Democrat
ic advantage'ln tho registration. "1
will not claim everything, but I am
convinced that tho only thing that
remaius is to got the voters to the
polls Nov. 0," said the Mayor. "The
party which has the best oiganlza
t'.on will got out tho most voters,
and I guess the Domocrats ure In as
close touch with tho voters as tho
Republicans. Wo have u splendid
organization and wo can bo depend
ed upon to got out tho vote. I can
Imaglno but one thing which will de
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HON. THEODORE OEHNE,
Democratic Candidate for County Treasurer.
feat tho Democrats. It the working
man has tired of tariff roform und
Democratic principles of courso the
party will bo defeated. 1 have
watched closely for an Indication of
this, but I have fulled to tee nny.
Our meetings ure attended by work
ingmen, and they ro us enthusiastic
as they wcro two years ao. Of
courso I may bo deceived, but I do
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tlon Increases In tho Democratic
wards aro certainly an indication of j
the increased strength of the Democ
racy. Tho Increases in the strongly j
Republican wards are not to great. 1 1
am satisfied with the result."
Sum U. Chase, of tho Democratic
State Committee, clnlmsto sen In the,
heavy registration tin Indication of'
Democratic success "Tho most
promising thing," ho said, "1 notlco
in tho registration Is In the Increase
In tho voto of the West Side. It is
the West Side that carries tho city
for tho Democrats, and it Is to tho
Wot Side to which we must look for
tho Democratic majority this full.
"Tho r ports which have reached
tlus ttuto hoadquariers from tho.
State are as encouraging us those In
Cook County, llaab Is certain of
election. Claggett's chances arc us
good us WullT's. I think .lohn II.
Tanner realizes this fact. Somo
two months ago, I understand, ho
said that If tho Stuto went Repub
lican by 80,000 majority tho Legis
lature would bo suved to the Repub
licans. After tho last attempt to
get the appoitlonment set aside, I1
inn told that Mr. Tanner assorted
that tho Legislature could nut be '
carried by the Republicans even If i
tho Stuto ticket wus elected by u '
majority of 00,000.
"I tonslder this assertion us an ad
mission of Mr. Tanner that Franklin
MaoVcagh's election to tho United
States Senato is certain. I believe
ho knows, us wo know, that the
Democrats'outsldo of Cook County
uro In as good shape us thoy wore In
From a polltlclal standpoint the
registration Tuesday surprised even
the old-timers. It is estimated thut
more than 1)5 per cent, of tho total
voting strength of the city has boon
registered. This moans an unusually
heavy voto this fall. In round num
bers moro than .'100,000 mule voters
und 2.1,000 female voters have quali
fied by registration. , s
Compared with tho registration
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figures of 1802 tho present totals
show n gain of more than 55,000
names, and deducting tho 2:1,000
women voters, added this year for
tho llrst time, tho incrcaso of male
oters exceeds 22,000.
This shows that Chicago Is a
healthy and progressive city whoso
population is steadily and rapidly
growing. .An incrcaso ot 22,000
voters during a period of great In
dustrial und financial depression is u
record of which any city In tho world
might well bo proud and ono which
probably bus not been equaled In
Politically considered, tho regis
tration shows heaviest gains In tho
strong Democratic Arards. Other
things being equal, this would indi
cate a Democratic victory next
month. It is probablo thut u large
Independent voto has been regis
tered, and this element Is a dllllcult
one to estimate properly.
Woman sutTruge has taken 2:1,000
Chicago women to the polls at tho
tlist attempt. This Is a showing
thut Is fully up to the claims or tho
women loaders. It Is claimed thut
tho Republicans have cuptured a
largo majority of the women voters
and that the Democratic party, which
llrst gave tho women ot Illinois tho
right to vote, will suffer in conse
quence. If this proves to bo true
the fact will bo uppurent In tho re
turns for member of tho University
Hoard of Trustees.
1'oter Klolbassu, who is really tho
head ot tho Democratic County Com
missioners' ticket for tho city district,
is proving a decided strength to tho
wholo ticket. Mr. Klolbassu is a sub
stantial business mun, populur with
all classes. His political record Is clean
and a credit to tho great nationality
which ho represents. As City Treas
urer ho oet an examplo for euro and
honesty in handling city funds that
muy well bo followed. He Introduced
economy In the ottlco that is praise
worthy. He will undoubtedly be
elected and will bo of great valuo In
tho next Democratic County Uoard.
Vote for Klolbassu, the strongest
man on the County Commissioners'
It tho Domocrats carry tho Legis
lature it will bo In splto of tholr
loudens who havo nominated two
candidates in strong Republican dis
tricts and only ono candldato In
THUME WILL Will EMY.
His Promptitude in Declaring that the
, Interest Belongs to the People
The Very Great Registration in Cook County
Is the Subject of Universal
Gossip of All Kinds About the Candidates for
the Various Offices Before
It is currently reported that tho
Pullman Company has contributed a
large sum of money to tho Republi
can cause in this State. Tho amount
Is variously p'accd ut from 9150,000
This may be a campaign canard,
puro and simple. Is possible that
Mr. Pullman and his company havo
not contributed a, dollar to tho Re
publican campaign fund. Rut on
tho other hand wo seo nothing lm
probablo In It except the fact that
Mr. Pullman nsver has been noted
for liberality In nny direction.
Wo do know, however, that there
Is 'every reason to bollovo that Mr.
Pullman Is actively interested in tho
success of tho Republican ticket. All
his interests lio in that direction. A
Democratic Attornoy General has
declared war against tho charter of
the Pullman Company. Tho election
of u Republican Legislature might
kindly muke certain changes In tho
Pullman Company's charter which
would permit tho company to do le
gally what It is now said to bo doing
Mr. Pullman docs not llko Mayor
Hopkins. Nor docs ho llko a Demo
cratic administration, with u Demo
cratic police forco In this city und a
Democratic shorllt In Cook County,
to protect his privato proporty with
Democratic deputies In case of
trouble. Tho Democracy always has
boon the friend of tho working
masses. This is directly opposed to
Wo do not sec, therefore, why It
makes any difference to tho voter
whether Mr. Pullman has given
2.')0,0u0 to tho Republican campaign
fund or i2.no. The main fuct is that
Mr. I'ullmun is u Republican, in
terested vitally In Republican success
and giving aid und comfort to tho
Whon Mr. Reed asked. "Isn't this
a government of tho peoplo?" n dozen
voices shouted, "It ought to bo."
chowlng thut tho valiant Democrats
at tho Stock Yards woro on hand and
were not deluded by tho agent of tho
The tide nppoars to havo been go
ing against tho Republicans in Cook
County slnco the day their candidates
attended tho banquet given to thorn
ut the Florunco Hotel by (icorgo M.
Pullman's Puluco Car Company.
It Is not tho ilrst tlmo In tho
history of American politics thut a
feast has assumed the part of a "hoo
doo" in tho campaigns of tho Repub
J. If. Nolan, of 1040 Sout'i West
ern uvonuo, mudo a bot of $1,000 to
$800 that tho next Sheriff of Cook
county would be u Democrat
If Ren Hurrison would como to
Chicago und mako a fow speeches the
last doubt about getting out tho full
Domocrutlo voto would disappear.
And If thoro is one settled question
In American politics It Is thut Mc
Kinloylsm has reached its climax and
ultimate growth. Thoro Is no room
for It to spread and no demand for Its
extension. Meantime Napoleon Me
Klnloy makes tho most of his mush
room plant. He imagines it a healthy
and vlrllo growth, and Is mightily
tickled because ho planted tho seeds
of it. Let him amuse himself wltb
It If ho likes. Tho country at largo
will not bo upset by his diversion.
tho most romarkablo
speaker In the Statu Is IJIlly Mason.
Ho spoke In Mount Vernon, tho other
evening, to 2,500 peoplo crowded Into
u hull that would only hold 500.
Whut makes tho feat all tho moro
rcmarkublo Is that Billy takes up.
At somo oolnt In tho course of h'ls '
speeches Mr. McKlnloy says thut he'
never suw tho people so anxious to
voto ns thoy aro this year. Ho must
havo heard or tho registration In tho
Democratic wards In Chlcugo, whero
every voter not dead or dying Is on.
Nino hundred and fifty cltlzeiw
und loyal Domocrats gathered to
gether at Corrlgun's Hall, 1204 Van
Huron street, Wednesday ovenlog:
Hon. A. J. Graham presided. Tho
meeting wus addressed by Hon. Geo.'
Kdmunson, Hon. T. E. Ryan, George
Abrams, Miles Dovlnc, Frank Col
lier, Shormnn P. Cody, and tho Hon..
Matthew P. Rrady.
Tho Civic 1'edoratlon Is going to
close up nil or tho saloons on Sunday.
It is arresting all of tho saloonkeep
ers It can reach for vlolatlng-tho Sun
day law. Warrcnts Issued by Justice
Everett on complutnt ot J. S. Scott
wero served on thirteen- saloonkeep
ers Wednesday, charging them with
selling und giving away liquor on.
Sunduy. Tho victims uro Aloxandor
D. Hannah, David Hogg, and
C. F. Lutz, of No. 11) North
Clark street; Julius Meyer. No.
5011 South Hulsted street;
Adolph Ucorg, No. 2:." North Clark,
street; I'. .1. Fleming, No. .'1700 South
Hulsted strcot; Christian Koch, Na
805 South Hulsted street; Fred
Gacklc, No. 400 South Halsted street;.
Hermann Hemming, No. 251 West
12th street; John Omdt, No. 714
Hluo Islund avouuo; L. G Levy, Nc
(155 North Clark stroet; Adam Hycr,
losoph Howo, and Mrs. L. Sowald.
Thoy wero urralgnod and each gave
bonds In tho sum of $:ioo to uppcur
for tho preliminary hearing Nov. 1.
Scott, who makes tho complaints, 1
ono of tho detectives who llgurcd
qulto prominently in tho gambling
raid on tho Houso of David not Ioiik
Tho Democratic State Central Com
mittee has put up tho worst light of
Its life in Illinois this your. And that
Is saying u grout deal.
Peoplo who thought thut tho Dem
ocratic purty wus dead woro aston
ished last Saturday night to see 40,-
000 of them out in a parade.
Next year a new dralnugo board'
will bo clcctod. Every man on the
present board, with tho exception of
ono, should bo rotlrcd. The contracts'
should bo Investigated und somo of
tho contractors punished- for tho
work they have done.
Tho Democrats gulnod a heap by
llstonlng to tho woman's righta
yawpors, didn't they?'
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