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CHICAGO, SATITKDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1894-TWELVE PAGES.
T1f Ji "7??
Wins the Patronage for
Friends In the County.
The Republican Executive Committee ant! the
Successful Candidates Rfleei and
Agree on Subordinates.
The Boom of Colonel George R. Davis for
United States Senator Continues
County otllt-crs elect tinil the litem
Iters of the Republican Kxeeutlve Coin
mltteelielil n mooting Monilny.nl whlelt
the question of patronage, as far as
Hint eontrolleil liy the County Hoard Is
concerned, was settled. Heretofore If
has been the eiiHtoin of the County
Commissioners to caucus before decid
ing mi appointments, hut this your this
plan was fought liy Piv.dtleiit Daniel
I). Ileuly uinl it iiuuilier of the Commis
sioners, us well ns the members of the
Kxeeutlve Coimnlttee, who desired to
have something to sny uhout the divis
ion of the spoils. The meeting held
Monday v-"s uttended ly all the mem
bers of the committee except Mr.
Ithode. who Is III, utiil all the county
It wiih given out before the session
that the members of the Kxeeutlve
Coimnlttee had only called the olllee
holders together lit order to urge the
appointment of It. S. lies as County
Attorney. 13. .1. .Ituld, the present In
cumbent, was a candidate for reap
pointment, and Commissioners Kunst
man and Cunning were at the head of
the members of the new board who
wished to retain him In his position.
Mr. Iienly. with seven other Commis
sioners, wits for Mr. lies, however, and
after an hour's lighting Mr. lies' ap
pointment wiih assured by the coali
tion of eight Commissioners against
the seven who opposed the appoint,
incut. The Kxeeutlve Coimnlttee then
held a long talk with the Commission
ers concerning the distribution of pat
ronage. The defeated County Commissioners
say that the appointment of Mr. Ilea
was but u test contest. They say that
the other faction In the board only do
sired to measure strength with the op
position, mid that the real light was
upon the man who Is to handle the pat
ronage for the county board, which In
cludes the greater part of the spoils
gained at the recent election.
Hy the result of the light Munday llii'y
say that Daniel I). Mealy will nominal
ly act for the Incentive Committee In
Hie distribution of the places, but that
In reality Dr. T. X. .Imulcsnu will be
the otllclal headsman for the new coun
ty board. Or. Jumlesoii has been giv
en the position of Superintendent of
Public Service, and from this vantage
gtouuii It Is claimed by the opposing
commissioners that he will parcel out'
According to one of the defeated
county commissioners thu selection of
Dr. .Imnleson as otllclal headsman au
gurs no good for George II. Swift in
the coming spring election. The Mad
den forcer, at the bead of which Is Dr.
.luiiilt'Min, are now In the control of Hit
political friends of the Alderman, and
mis roinuiissioner asserts that It was
mi these Hues that Monday's light was
made. According to this Republican
all the olllces In the gift of the county
board will be given to men who will be
friendly to Mr. Madden In the coming
primaries. Kunstiimn mid Cunning
and the other commissioners who were
"turned down" by the Joint meeting
Monthly are riieiuls of Mr. Swift, and
tliey were lighting for the appointment
of men who are Interested In his nomi
nation lor Mayor next spring. Now
they say his candidacy will bo crippled
by the loss of all the county employes
who are friendly to his mayoralty us
ipiratious. The result of the meeting Monday 1
taken by politicians and olllce-holders
to mean that Warden Moiiroo will win
out In his tight for reappointment at thu
Comity Hospital, while County Agent
Hnrpel, who is a candidate for the war
deushlp, will have to look for another
The action of the. members of the ox
ectitlvo committee In forcing the olll-ccrs-elect
to innke the appointments ac
cording to thu Ideas of thoconimltteols
saltl by some, says Mr. Ttirhlsh In the
Record, to bo rather dangerous. In
speaking of tlio matter a prominent Re
publican said: "There uro only about
700 positions to bo Uli6d urn! thero uro
twenty applicants for each place. Now
the committee Is malting the Rcpuhll
can party stand for the distribution of
patronage Instead of the oltlce-holders.
Kvery man who Is disappointed be
cause Itf will not be given anything
stores It up against the Republican
party Instead of against the man who
refused to give him a position. This Is
going to make a lot of 'sore-heads,' and
they will direct their light against the
party Instead of against one particular
politician. In thrs way Hie executive
committee is hurling every mail who
will run on the Republican ticket."
.lames Pease, who was elected as
Sheriff. Is one who Is objecting to the
manner of distributing the patronage.
Ile Is said to have made a hard tight In
the meeting Monday to secure each of
the olllcers the right to select his own
men as long as these men were picked
from the different localities. County
Treasurer-elect Kochersperger was
w'th the combination which made Dr.
.lamleson the sponsor or patronage, us
was Kin est W. Magerstadt. Probate
Clerk-elect Cooper Is said to have de
cided to act without the assistance of
The Republican headquarters were
crowded while the meeting was In ses
sion with persons who are looking for
positions under the new olllcers. As
Henry WuIlT Is In favor of Mr. Swift
as the candidate I'm' Mayor, It is said
that the extensive patronage of Ids of
fice will be changed.
Next week the Republicans will have
sole possession of the County ltulldlng.
Monday Chief Clerk Taylor, of tin?
Kloctloi Commissioners' olllee, sent to
Ct.unty Clerk WullV the results of Un
vote polled In Chicago and Cicero,
which was under Hie charge of the
Klcctlou Commissioners. Chief Clerk
Rlderhurg began work at once on the
totals, ho that he might at once send
the results to Sprluglleld. The Demo
cratic olllce-holders have drawn their
last month's ciliary, and County Treas
urer Kern and Roger Sullivan are
ready to step tint. D. II. Kochersper
ger, the County Treasurer-elect, has
completed the arrangements for 'he
two bonds which he has to give. One
which was approved Monday by the
County Hoard Is for.isioo.ooo. The oth
er, which Is tiled with the Secretary of
State, Is for ifU.r.no.ooo us collector of
State taxes. Roth bonds are signet)
practically by the same capitalists.
The following names are on the State
bond: .lohn II. Wllbeck, .lohu A. King,
Patrick II. Rice. .lames II. Gilbert,
William II. Harper, .lohu Ituehler,
Frit, (loots'., Kmll Petersen, Bernard H.
Kckhart, tleorge Heller. Arthur Dixon,
Walter I.. Peck, George !'. Swift. Rob-
i ert L. Henry, Charles T, Trego, tleorge
K. Wood, (). D. Wetherell, Charles R
Corwlth, William Watson, .lames I..
High. (.'Illicit U. Shaw, C, II. Plumx.
W. M. Van Nortwlck, C. R. rarwell,
Joseph AiiMliuan, Amos (irunuls, James
II. Pearson, S. II. Sweet, Charles T.
Nash, Franklin II. Head, Melville K;
Stone, (Icorge Schneider, William'
R. Page, K. (i. Keith, A. C. Hartlett.
The bond of Philip A. Knopf as Clerk
of the County Court was approved
Monthly by Judge Scales. The bond
was for $.1,000, and the sureties were
Henry L. Hertz and Aid. Joseph Rid
will. The Judges of the Circuit Court
passed uiion the bond of Shurlff-elcct
Mines pease, ami .ludgo Tuley us
Chief Justice approved It. Tlio howl
Is for $100,000, awl lias upon It an sure
ties the names of R. n. chirk. I. K. Roy
esen awl William Vocke.
col. tleorge R. Davis continues to win
friends In tlio Senatorial light. Tlio old
soldiers aru with him, awl tlio fact that
ho Is thu only veteran of the civil war
ainoug thu candidates Is adding greatly
to his strength,
Mr. Ronnackor, tlio well-known cloth
lug merchant, will probably bo tlio next
Republican nominee for West Town
Two Republican clubs are the result
of it party light over Alderiuaiile poll
tics In tin Third Wanl. At the annual
election of olllcers Tuesday night the
Arthur Dixon awl Perry Hull factions
clashed, separated, awl held two meet
ings. Mr. Dixon's crowd met at Arling
ton Hall, while Mr. Hull mid his forces,
comprising Hie old club organization
awl u gootl many representative men,
assembled tit Lincoln Hall. The Dixon
faction marched lu a Itody over to I.l.i
coin Hall awl demanded admission.
Arthur Dlx K. R. Rllss and W. II.
(Ilbson were hi the lead. They were
met awl stopped at the door by Mr.
I. anionic awl his police backing. Perry
Hull came down uinl saltl that mem
bers of the club, provided their uaiiict
were on the list, could come lu, Pivd
Piatt saltl lie was a member mid asked
to see his name. Secretary l.nmoutc
could not Hud It. Then they doclatv-1
the list hail been cooked up for the oc
casion, would not abide by the rules
prescribed, awl returned to Arlington
Hall, where u new club was formed
with .'too members. Matsou Hill pre
sided and Thomas J. Dixon acted as
Secretary. The permanent olllcers
elected were: David Kelley, President;
R. M. Mitchell, W. J. Watson, F. 0.
Logan, Matsou Hill, L. It. Dixon, J. It.
Chapinan, C. M. Farwell. C. W. Mills.
P. I.. I'mlcrwood, Richard K. Moore,
awl J. It. Stilbbs, Vice Presidents; Fred
R. Pratt, Secretary; Thomas J. Dixon,
Assistant Secretary; awl l.ouls Hull,
Judge llanccy presided at the other
meeting, awl the following ticket was
elected: James R, Tcrhiiue, President;
John C. Kverett, N. H. Jwlah, S. W.
Jackson, Levi Sprngue, Dr. J. II. Ma
gee, T. F. Andrews, F. (I. Uriswohl,
C. 1-J, Kreyssler, and August Rrebach,
Vice Presidents; John D. Hall, Sec
retary; awl It, J, McDonald, Treasurer.
It was the liveliest, most exciting
ulght lu a political way that has been
seen lu the Third Ward for a long time.
Thu crowds wore nearly equally di
vided, the one at Lincoln Hall being
somewhat the larger awl containing
the greater number of prominent busi
ness men. In their speeches they all
said the ward was not being repre
sented as It should bo lu the Council;
that It never would be represented any
differently unless the property-owners
bestirred themselves awl took part lu
the ward club meetings.
Tho Thlrty-llrst Wanl Club meeting
broke up lu a row without electing
olllcers. One faction Is headed by Aid.
If tho Democrats wish to win the
South Town next spring they will steer
clear of First mm Second Ward nio
Rons. The Republican brethren nro badly
torn up tho back over tho distribution
of tho spoils. Possibly they may lose
their line majority between now and
spring lu tlio squabble.
Col, Harry Rubens will bo banqueted
by his friends at the Ucrwuulu Club,
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HON. JOHN MEYER,
The Strongest Candidate tor Speaker.
Aid. Muolhoofor will be retnrnoif to
the Council without much opposition lu
the Twenty-second Ward.
Some Republicans talk of nominating
North Town Assessor Hall for City
Tom Cusack will probably run
Alderman against Aid. llldwlll In
The telephone monopoly ought to be
busied at Sprluglleld this whiter.
(Hie great cause id' Democratic tie
feat Is Hi" placing of gum-chewing,
i-erub politicians of the "Windy" Jen
kins variety In the best olllces. Windy
Jenkins Is but a sample of the kiwi
of material In the St'ite Cralu Inspec
tor's olllee. Windy himself has one of
the most responsible positions In that
department of the government, yet
It is a matter of conjecture ns to what
ward he lives in or what ticket he
votes. "Windy" Jenkins, formerly of
the First Wanl. later of the Twentieth
Wanl. still later of the Fourth Ward,
has moved Into the Twelfth Wanl.
"Windy" Is like the sun. "He do move."
HON. J AS. Mo ANDREWS,
Chicago's Now Building Com
missioner. A bill to abolish tho State Hoard of
Warehouse Commissioners will bo In
troduced ut the coming session of the
It looks vj'ry bad to see policemen lu
uniform smoking cigars and cigarettes
on the streets. The practice should be
Col. (Icorge R. Duvls Is the only old
soldier among the Republican candi
dates for United States Senator.
Ono of the foulest-mouthed rovllers
of Mayor Hopkins lu Chicago Is "Win
dy" Jenkins, of the grain Inspector's
olllee. Tho abuse of Mayor Hopkins
by mi alleged Democrat who Is ou a
Democratic payroll Is a lino sight to
Sir. Jacob S. Mendelssohn, tho popu
lar and well-knowirclgar dealer, Is al
most certain to receive tho Democratic,
noiuluatlou for South Town Collector,
The Democratic party needs reorgan
izing lu the First, Second, Third, Fifth,
Seventh, Tenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth
awl Twenty-eighth Wards. They are
torn by factious, awl the Democratic
vote shows a steady decline at every
.succeeding' flection. Until they are
re-organlzetl It will be hard to llgure
out a victory.
It must be pleasing this hard winter
to hard-working Democrats out of a
Job lo stawl out. lu the coltl while pere
grinating statesmen like "Windy" Jen
kins hold tl:.- best Jobs.
"Windy" Jenkins won (list prize as
a guin-chewer at the World's Fair, lie
Is Hie only mail in Illinois who has
chewed himself Into olllee.
The Democratic Alilermaule nomina
tion in the Twenty-second Wanl will
lie between Michael Shields, the
wholesale confectioner, Atlolph Sturm
awl John II. Sullivan, tho plumber.
Hon. Clayton 1-3. Crafts will receive
the unanimous Democratic nomination
for the Speakership of the Illinois
House of Representatives.
There Is a shocking suggestion of
barbarism in the Inferences to be
drawn from (!ov. Flower's assent to
the proposition that at thu next elec
trical execution lu Now York an effort
shall be uiailo to resuscitate tho victim.
When tho State of New York, against
the best counsel of conservative ob
servers awl of many electricians, de
cided to adopt electricity lu tho fultlll
uieiit of the death penalty, It was con
tended that until the etllcaey of thu
means for putting It Into practice was
known beyond porndvcutiiro the exper
iment should be postponed, The bung
ling manner lu which the first execu
tions under the new law were accom
plished showed at the time to what ex
tent the advice deserved credence. Now,
tleorge Westlnghouse, Nicola Tcsla awl
other eminent electricians having come
forward with strong assertions that
the condition produced by the shocks
of the electric chair Is wit death, mi at
tempt Is to be made to bring thu next
criminal "executed" back to life. It Is
not probable that any life will bo found
In a man who has been subjected to
such a shock, although thero Is some
reason to doubt whether tho operation
Is painless, as it has been alleged to be.
Rut In the Idea that tho culprit may bo
revived thero Is a ghastly suggestion
as to tho fato of tho criminals already
executed. No doubt the test should bo
made. Hut the more fact that there Is
reason for making It reflects upon tlio
Statu of New York as having ventured
upon a peculiarly dangerous experi
ment without the absolute assurance
that tho experiment would succeed.
It Is mi cffectlvo commentary on
Brooklyn whisky that tho police carried
n stark dead man to the station as be
Anaconda has lost tho Montana capi
tal strugle. Her rival fights like Hel
ena contest of this sort.
THEY tllllliNllin IEYER.
The Cook County Favorite Is Almost
Certain to Be Speaker of
Sketches of the New Commissioner of Pub
lic Works and the New Commis
sioner of Buildings.
Interesting Gossip of a General Political
Nature from All Parts of the
Honest John Meyer, the able parlia
mentarian and popular Chicago repre
sentative. Is almost certain to bo
elected Speaker of the next Illinois
House of Representatives. The Cook
County men are all with him awl his
following outside of Cook will bu
enough to elect him.
James McAndrews, who succeeds 1-31-send
rath ns ltulldlng Commissioner,
wus born lu Wooiisocket, R, I., lu 1801.
Ills parents came to Chicago when lie
was six months old. He has lived
here continuously sluce, awl for twenty-eight
years In the Twelfth Wanl.
After graduating from the old Hayes
School he attewled a business college,
awl later studied civil engineering. He
Is said to be thoroughly familiar with
the details of the building department,
of which he was secretary until u few
John McCarthy, who succeeds Illratn
J. Jones as Commissioner of Public
Works, was born in ls.7, at Fort
Wayne. Ind. On leaving school lu 1870
he went to Huntington, where he
taught school for two years. From
Huntington he went to Pittsburg, Pa.,
where he beeamo chief clerk of the
Pittsburg, St, Louis awl Cincinnati
Railroad. In Cincinnati he was after
ward chief book-keeper for a large
wholesale dry-goods house. From ('In
cliiuatl he came to Chicago, as chief
clerk awl distributing agent of the
.New York. Chicago awl St. Louis
Railroad between this city awl HtilYuln.
He lieltl this position for nine years.
He was appointed superintendent of
the street department in April, lS'.Kl.
by Mayor Harrison. Prior to the an
nexation of Hyde Park he was for live
,venrs President of the Hyde Park
Democratic Club, awl for two years
represented that town In the County
Central Committee. Mr. McCarthy Is
a member of the Columbus, Jefferson,
and Waubaiu'ee Clubs awl of the Cook
All of the Republican wanl clubs of
the city met TMcsday evening and
elected olllcers for the coming year.
The meetings generally were unusu
ally well attewled. Results were as
First Ward 13. It. Hralnerd, Presi
dent; I. N. Powell, Win II. King. Vice
Presidents; Thomas J. Lawrence, Sec
retary; Charles A. Walthler, Assistant
Secretary; (.!. II, Hutchinson, Treas
urer; P. (ileasou, Sergeant-at-arias.
Second Wanl Frank Lowtlen, Pres
ident; John II. Mainline, L. Martin, J.
1-3. Hlsh, A. C. Holies, Vice Presldont.s;
Kellogg Falrbank, Secretary; II, Ober
holzer, Treasurer; all of the anti-Doug-las
Sixth Wanl Andrew T. Jones, Pres
ident; Thomas Jewell, J. C Murphy,
W, M. Doonan, Charles (J lermaii, Fred
Meiigus, Vice Presidents; John Ktiust
man, Secretary; John Henuele, Treas
urer. The Twenty-fourth Wanl Club elect
etl Frank llainlln President; Frank
(illbert awl Justice Ilamburgher, Vice
Presidents; Oscar Iloebel, Secretary.
Thirty-second Wanl-Col. John D.
, Thirteenth Ward-Oeorge )l Mc
(Iregor, President; ,T. P. Satterlce, Sec
retary; N, C. Morris, Treasurer.
Kleventh Wartl-H. A. Kckhart, Pros
Ident; Louis Sltts, First Vice President;
J. 11. Campbell, Second Vice President;
fleorgo 1-3, Spry, Third Vice President;
Dr. K. P. Noel, Fourth Vice President;
W. S. Mlnkler, Secretary; W. II. Alslp,
Twenty-third Wurd-H. F. Cletteii
berg, President; William A. Johnson,
Secretary; '(). F. Johnson, Vice Presi
dent; Oust Johnson, Treasurer, A com
mittee was appointed to confer with
tho Twenty-fourth Wanl Republican
Club lu regard to organizing a perman
ent Klectlon Hureati, as follows: P. A.
Suwlellus, John Hygreu, and John It,
Sixteenth Ward President, George
C. Leake: First Vice President, Ktl J.
Williams; Second Vice President, N. F.
Relewlcz; Treasurer, John MacKoy;
Secretary, S. Waldman; Asslstnnt Sec
retary, Kmll Chrlsteiison.
Seventeenth Wanl Kd ward J. Dwy
er. Pivsldent; (Icorge II. Peck, Vlco
President; M. Knutsoii, Treasurer; V.
K. Krickson, Secretary; A. Okerlund,
Twcnty-slxtli Ward-President, Jan.
Ktlgar; Vice President, K. Hoffman;
Secretary, D. J. Riley; Treasurer, F. .1.
Klghth Wnnl-Presldeiit, Jnii)o J.
Ranks; First Vice President, Charlcn
Ponsheck; Second Vlco President, Ely
Courlawler; Third Vice President, Matt
Slkytg; Secretary, John V. Kopf ; Treas
urer, P. v. Ilearlghty; Sergeant-nt-arms,
Thirteenth Wartl-Presldent, George
II. McOregor; Secretary, John C. Sat
erlee; Treasurer, Nle Morris; First Dis
trict Vice President, N. C. Van Slooten;
Second District Vice President, Geo.
(Iruininett: Third District Vice Presl
dent. O. D. Hlckle; Fourth District Vlco
President, O. II. Hartholomew; Fifth
District Vice President, W. P. McCnlie;
Sixth District Vice President, Noyea
L. Thompson; Sergennt-at-arnis, Wal
Twenty-eighth Ward-President, W.
Harclay; Vice Presidents, Thomas Ran
kin awl C.R.Chanibers; Recording Sec
relary, Harry Hopkins, Jr.; Financial
Secretary, F. Anile; Treasurer. J. II.
Williams; Sergeant-at-arins, William
Twentieth Wanl-Wni. Klsreldt, Jr.,
President; Clias. 1-3. Khlert, Secretary;
Paul .lesehke, Treasurer; Vice Presi
dents, F. P. Roach, John H. llartwlck,
It Is saltl that the Democrats are
not going to oppose South Town As
sessor Rest very vigorously lu thu
spring. Part of the program Is to nom
inate Martin Kniiiierlch of the Second
Ward for Assessor tm the Democratic
ticket, awl he Is almost certain to bo
beaten on account of factional differ
ences in the Second awl other wards.
Rest will again be a winner.
It looks now as though Robert S. Hen
would bo appointed County Attorney
by the new Hoard of County Commis
sioners. Mr. Res Is at present Su
preme Atchon of the Royal League. Ho
was born at Alexandria, Ky., lu 1818,
and educated at tho Statu Normnl
School at Klrksvllle, Mo. Immediate
ly after his graduation, in lS7s ho was
elected superintendent of schools at
Hiawatha, Kan. Six years later he ro
slgued to begin the practice of law. Ho
came to Chicago In l.svj and wiis ad
mitted to the bar.
Col. John D. Atlalr, one of the most
popular Republicans In Chicago, him
been elected President of the Thirty
second Ward Republican Club.
A gentleman connected with a largo
wholesale house has scut Tho Kaglo
tho business record of "Windy" Jen
kins, who runs the State Grain luspiv
tor's olllee. It cannot be printed this
week owing to lack of space.
The "United Order of Carpet Hn&
Protectors" Is what they call the Hoard
of Sanitary Trustees for tho Drainage
District. Most of them will bo out oC
otllco for keeps after next fall.
Mr. John O. Schubert, who nindo u
most popular Clerk of tho Criminal
Court, would bo a strong candldato for
City Treasurer ou tho Democratic tick
et this spring.
Respectable people out driving will
llwl the Grand restaurant, Calumet
avenue awl Tlilrty-ilfth street, near tho
honil of the Grand boulevard, a splen
did place to stop for refreshments. Tho
best the market affords, can be (omul
there at all limes.
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