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CHICAGO. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1894-TWELVE PAGES.
The Able Lawyer Brought Forward
(or the Republican Nomination
as a Compromise Candidate.
A Large Meeting of Influential Republicans
Has Already Been Held to Further
Items of Interest to Taxpayers and Tax Col
lectors and the General
Joint J. Knickerbocker Iiiih been
brought forward an u compromise can
lldtite for Mayor on the Koullk-an
side. Thin Iiiih been doiio entirely
without Mr. Knickerbocker's coiihoiU.
lis that well-known citizen Is well sntls
, lied with tho emoluments ho receive
from 111 extensive law practice. How
ever, hit objection!) have not prevented
lilx friend from acting, and a well at
tended meeting of prominent Republi
cans decided TucHday evening that IiIh
name be urged for tho Mayoralty nom
ination In tho spring. Tho meeting
wan a secret one, and every man pres
ent pledged himself not to divulge tho
It wan stated at tho meeting that un
let compromise candidate was pick
ed out, n serious split In tho local Re
publican ranks would result.
Col. Ucorgo It. Davis continues to
gain votes every day In tho Senatorial
light. i ,.
Tho retirement of Sheriff (lllbert
from office last Saturday after four
years of honorablo service should not
lie iwnnltted to pass unnoticed. Ills
udmliilstrntlon was In every respect
lira Ise worthy and crcdltublo not only
to hluiHclf but to tho party which put
him Into power. It Is not an exaggera
tion or an Idlo compliment to say that
he was one, of tho best (If Indeed he
was not tho very best) Sheriffs Cook
County over had. Ho was thorough
nud buslncss-llko In tho discharge of
the .routluo nffalrs of his office, while
ho Introduced many reforms and en
forced strict attontlon to their duties
from his subordinates. In tho broader
aspect of his relations to tho public
uud the enforcement of tho laws ho
was not loss successful. He was culm,
..mir.iimniiH. mid of sound Judgment
he consulted freely with tho lending
men of his own aud other parties, but
lifter tuktng couusel acted upon his
own best judgment nud seldom or
never committed a serious error. In
deed, ho leaves beldud him an unblem
ished aud au envlablo record.
'Mr. Orvlllo Van Thompson, n ileli
joung real estate dealer, Is accused by
some of tho dallies of taking good-looking
young women out riding and of pro
renting them with dlumoud rings. As
Mr. Van Thompson Is not accused of
comlttlng any criminal net, It Is hard
to wo whero tho Interest of the public
in his love' affairs comes In. The gen
tleman pays his debtH, according to all
accounts, nud Is a law-abtdlug citizen.
The only difficulty appears to have
been his Inability to marry all of the
young women ho went riding with.
Thuro Is considerable gossip In West
Side political circles over the next elec
tion for Alderman In the Eleventh
The term of Alderman William D.
Kent expires next spring, uud It is
xald ho Is slated for retirement. Mr.
Kent Is said to havo In some way
nmdu hlmsolf unpopular In tho ward,
nd ex-Aldorman Fond Is now being
ineutloiied'as his probabla successor.
The reason for tho opposition to him
In tho ward does not appear, but that
ho Is unpopular and stands a good
chaneo of being retired next spring
"tliero Is no doubt.
Mr. Pond Is a popular IJloveuth
Warder nud made a good record III tho
Chief Denis Swcule, of tho Chicago
flro department, has been a member of
that organization for almost half a cen
tury, Tuesduy ho celebrated tho forty
ilfth aunlvorsary of his appointment
to a position on tho department. On
1ho 4tli of December, JRto, Mr. Swcnlo
was appointed to the position of hoso
mail with engine compuuy No. H, thou
located on Kluzlo street, just itorth of
Clark street. At that tlmo tho Chicago
llro department consisted of six com
panies, oho hook and ladder truck, and
ouo bucket ocmipnny. Since the day of
his appointment Chief 8 wen I e has
served continuously In the department
In various poult Ions, ranking from pri
vate or hoseman to his present place.
Now them are seventy-seven engine
companies, twenty-six trucks, aud four
hose companies In tho department. In
nddltlon to n largo number of chemi
cal engine campanle ruunlns with the
hook und ladder trucks.
Among members of tho County Board
there Is much talk of compromising on
Dr. Wellington T. Stownrt or Dr. Lis-
ton II. Montgomery for the offlco of
If popular Sam Slnshelmer, tho solid
Nineteenth Ward dealer In boots and
shoes, decides to accept the Republican
nomination for Alderman ho will sur
prise tho natives of that neck of woods
as did Senator Jno. ,T. Morrison.
Clerk of tho Criminal Court Muger
stadt Wednesday afternoon released
eleven clerks In his office, who have
served nearly four years each under ox
Clerk Schubert. They are: Assistant
Chief Clerk William Hreunnn, Record
Clerk Dennis F. Gallagher, and Indict
ment Clerks .lames Dwyer, Michael
Pnrcell, John Hayes, Nicholas Schutz,
William Klein, Joseph Lumley, Georgo
Harnett, Cornelius O'Brien, nud
Mntliow Lelncn. Newly appointed
clerks will take tho places of those dis
charged. Sheriff Penso has appointed ex-I'a.
lice Inspector Alexander Ross Jailer,
Otto Folt Is to remain deputy Jailer,
aud John L. Whitman Jail clerk.
Sheriff Ponso made also tho following
appointments: W. H, Weber, of Blue
Island, chief clerk; Georgo II. Woods,
of tho Twenty-llrst Ward, real estate
clerk; O. It. Knight, summons clerk;
C. I. Harper, excctttlvo clerk; P. J.
Cahlll, chief bailiff of the civil courts;
Joseph Carolau, chief bailiff of tho
criminal courts; deputy sheriffs, Al
bert Ji. Lunge, Thirteenth Ward; Geo.
Bent, Eighteenth Ward; Samuel 13.
Erlckson, Twenty-third Word; James
H. Graham and .Tames A. Flemmlng,
Tenth Ward; Charles W. Smith,
Fourth Ward; James Sherldun, Sec
ond Ward; D. W. Nlckerson aud W. A.
.Tonkins, First Ward; Benjamin Gil
bert, Fourth Ward; Joseph A. McCart
ney, Thirty-second Ward; John J. Mo
Keuiia, Twenty-eighth Ward, and
Henry Spears, Twenty-llrst Ward.
Asldo from these, Hurry G. -Hall,
Twenty-fourth Ward; Alfred Delue,
Fifth Ward; Alfred Anderson, Thir
tieth Ward; Georgo W. Hunt, Thirty
second Ward; Charles McMahon,
Twenty-seventh Ward, and Edward
Tho Judges' bailiffs who aro reap
pointed and tho jjulgcs to whom they
are assigned aro us follows: F, II. Mor
gan to Judge Puyno, Edward Carter
to Judge Breutano, Georgo M. Lynch
to Judge Stein, S. A. Goss to Judgo
Wutormnn, W. R. Smith to Judgo Hor-
ton, W. B. Bralnerd to Judgo Freeman,
John Shcehan to Judgo WIndes, 13. J3.
Walbrldgo to Judgo Tuthlll, II. F.
Fitzglbbous to Judgo Goggln, 1. F. Ro
iiayno to Judgo Dunne, P, G. McGtilro
to Judge Tuley, Henry Sovmin to Judgo
Chotlalu, J. J. Lynch to Judgo Clifford,
Joseph A. Rees to Judgo Sears, Georgo
F, Robinson to Judgo Burke, II. II.
Schnrenberg to Judgo Kohlsaat, D. J.
Berlin to Judgo Adams, J. T. Moran to
Judge Ewlng, M. J. Corcoran to Judgo
Bnkor, M. J. Gllday to Judgo Shep
urd, John Dwyor to Judgo Hutchinson,
Frank E. Jackson to Judgo Smith,
Hugh Richardson to Judge Hnnocy, J.
Ilolmborg to Judgo Blanko, Pntrlck
Crowo to Judge Gibbons, T. G. Keurns
to Judgo Gary.
Mr. Kcarus, Judgo Gury's bailiff, also
acts as librarian of tho Appcllnto Court
and represents tho Sheriff as crlor of
Tho following bailiffs for tho Sher
iff's regfilur staff wero appointed: O. II.
Wa tiller, First Ward; John S. Vnrloy,
Twelfth Ward; J. J. Douglas, Thlr-
teeuth Ward; Fred Ickcr, Twenty,
fourth Ward; T. B. Kllm, Thirty-sec-ond
Ward; D. Fuller, Ninth Ward: .1.
W. Belmont, Twenty-llftli Ward; Mar
tin Solomnn, Tenth Ward; Gilbert Ol
son, Thirteenth Ward; M. Stark and
Georgo Sack, Fourth Ward; John Ol
son, Fourteenth Ward, anil Frank W.
Probate Court Clerk Cooper met
Roger Sullivan about nine o'clock.
There was an exchange of courtesies.
Mr. Cooper signed n receipt for tho
official property of tho office; Mr. Sul
livan gave up tho keys to the clerk's
desk, and tho shift In tho Probate
Clerk's office was over, all but tho tlnnl
statement of tho retiring clerk, which
will be ready for presentation to the
court some tlmo later. This state
ment shows that tho Probate Court
Clerk's office lias been ninmigefl most
economically by Mr. Sullivan. Mr.
Cooper made only two new appoint
ments Frank C. Farnuiu, as chief
clerk, aud Charles George, as cashier.
County Treasurer-elect D. II. Koch
crspcrger mot his predecessor, Charles
Kern tit eleven o'clock lu the Comity
Treasurer's prlvato office. Mr. Kern
had ready n balance-sheet of tho bus
iness of the office, and ccrtllled checks
for tho funds lu his possession. These
wero given to Mr. Kochersperger and
a receipt taken by Mr. Kern, after
which tliero Was a pleasant conversa
tion among the gentlemen present. Sev
ern! of tho prominent Republicans
wero with Mr. Kochersperger when
ho became formally Treasurer of Cook
County. On Mr. Kochersperger's desk
were several floral pieces, the largest
being a tribute from cx-Sherlff Gil
bert. Mr. Kochersperger announced the fol
lowing appointments: Assist. Treasur
er, W. D. S. Anderson; Cashier, W. S.
Bletleld; assistant cashier, J. Mack
Tanner; book-keeper, W. It. Buchy;
assistant bookkeeper, W. E. Miller;
chief clerk, O. F. Berg; clerks, Henry
Moeng, W. Batternmn, Kd Haynesj
draughtsman, II. Mnrwedel.
On tho North Hide, J. C. Schubert
stepped out to give way to E. J. Mag
erstadt. Tho chungo was effected
without Interruption of the business of
the office. William Lnwson, of the
Thirty-second Ward, was appointed
chief clerk to succeed Patrick Dunne,
Mr. Duimo will probably bo retained
in tho office In another capacity on ac
count of his thorough knowledge of
tho business details nud duties of tho
place. Georgo II. Shorliug, who wns
for years n cnpablo clerk In tho office
of tho circuit court clerk, under Henry
Best, will bo one of Mr Magerstudt's as
sistants. Clerk Magcrstadt reappointed nud
sworo in Patrick J. Dunne, Charles F.
Drlscoll, Patrick J. Grogau, J. J. Flynii,
Thomas McMahqn, John Fitzgerald,
George Melrln, and Nicholas Fischer
as minute clerks. They at once as
sumed their duties, nud tho court
opened nearly on tlmo. Clerks Duuno
ami Fischer attended to tho wants of
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The New Secretary of the Democratic County Central Committee.
tho people nnxlous to glvo bonds, and
In a few minutes business wan going on
as usual. Clerk Magcrstadt appointed
as his chief clerk, William C. Lnwson,
of the Thirty-second Ward. Ills sec
ond clerk Is Walter V. Huyt, of the
Tweuty-llfth Ward, aud his third clerk
William C. Lamb, of tho Fifth Ward.
The record writers ami other clerks
who have served under Mr. Schubert
will remain for tho present.
The f50,(KM) prosecution fund lms
now Im'couio an assured fact, and the
Civic Federation's Committee ou Elec
tion frauds will Immediately proceed
to prosecute. Yesterday at 4 o'clock
tho Finance Committee of tho Election
Frauds Coininltteo of tho Federation
held Its meeting nud listened to a re
port concerning this fund from the
treasurer, E. B. Butler.
On the raising of this amount of mon
ey depended the action of tho commit
tee In the election cases. The commit
tee had previously given out that such
a fund was promised. Not until Inst
night was It certain that tho amount
would bo forthcoming. Much of the
money had been promised by contrib
utors, but tho greater part was condi
tional upon the raising of tho whole
amount. So the fund did not become a
reality until tho whole amount was ac
That was tho substance of Treasurer
Butler's report last night, and the ex
planation he made In the committee
meeting, which lasted nearly two
hours. Ho showed his list of contribu
tors and their pledges, and tho commit
tee wns assured that tho fuud was now
a certainty. After tho session, at which
wero present Lyuuiii J. Gage, Georgo
W, Kin, chnlruiau of tho Klectlon
Frauds Committee, nud G. K. Adams,
Mr. Eln announced that the committee
would now take Immediate action to
try the election cases.
"If ouo-lmlf of 1 per cont. will pay
for tho Inspection of street work, and If
4 per cent, will pay all other costs con
nected with tho work I' will sign tho or
dluauce," said Mayor Hopkins when
asked what he would do with Aid.
Mmldcn's ordhmiieo providing these
things which wns passed by tho Coun
cil at tho last meeting. "I am with any
measure which seeks to rellovo proper-ty-owuors
of paying a cent more than
Is necessary for public Improvements.
I fear, however, tho now ordinance re
duces tho nniouut to bo expended too
much. I shall study tho question tills
week, and if I, find tho figures aro not
too small I will sign tho measure."
Comptroller Jones, who was for years
In tho Special Assessment Bureau and
also Commissioner of Public Works,
thinks 4 per cent, for clerical hire, en
gineering and other general expenses
too little. "Tho ordinance would havo
been all right but for that amend
ment," ho said. "Flvo per cent, for
tueso items is not, lu my opinion, exces
sive. Four per cent. I fear will not bo
I adequate. However, If tho provisions
of the ordlnauco can be carried out It Is
au excellent measure."
Leading Swedish-Americans from nil
over the State, to the number of sixty,
met at the Grand Pacific Hotel and per
fected an organization to be known ns
League. The purposes of tho organiza
tion are to secure proper representa
tion and tecognltlon for tho nationality
it represents, and to work for tho suc
cess of tho Republican party, both In
local and State elections. Tho vote of
the Swedes, it Is claimed, In this coun
ty aud other points has nearly trebled
within tho last live years, and as that
vote Is almost solidly cast for tho Re
publican party tho leaders think it Is
about tlmo tho Swedes were more gen
erously remembered lu the distribution
of honors uud offices. As soon ns pre
liminary matters aro arranged aud
menus secured steps will bo taken to
organize clubs lu connection with the
league throughout tho State.
Edward C. Westimin wns made chair
man of the mectiug mid Will S. litis
sander secretary. After adopting n
constitution nud by-laws tho following
officers wero elected: President, Ed-
ward C. Westmnu, of Chicago; Vlco
President, Col. HJalmnr Kuhler, Rock
Island; Secretary. Will 8. Ilussauder,
Chicago; Treasurer, A. L. Anderson,
Henry County; Sergeants-nt-arins, F.
A. Luudcc, Mollue, uud Gus Johnson,
The Republican Stuto Central Com
mlttee met at tho Grand Pnelllc to
finally straighten up matters connected
with the 'last campaign, but that tho
meeting wns regarded as of much
greater signiticnucc was shown by tho
largo attendance of prominent Repub
licans from all over tho Stato aud of
tho many aspirants for office. The
commltteo lu executive session had lit
tle to do beyond auditing tho accounts,
but the tlmo It speut behind closed
doors Indicated that other mutters be
sides Items of campaign expenditures
wero under consideration. Chnlrmnn
John R. Tanner submitted an itemized
statement of tho moneys collected for
tho camimlun and bow It wan iviwn,i.
cd. Tho total receipts amounted to only
?i,iu'.ut nun tho vouchers produced
showed that It had all been expended
With tho exception of .?48, which re
mains ns a balanco lu tho treasury.
Tho subject of tho contested election
cases of Rlnuckcr nud Belknap were
considered nud discussed nud the mat
ter finally placed lu tho hands of Chair
man Tanner with full authority to act
as occasion would require. Tho com
mltleu then adjourned subject to call,
Tho most popular movo that can bo
undertaken by tho Stato Legislature Is
tho abolition of tho Board of Railroad
and Warehouse Commissioners. This
hoard is of no earthly uso to tho people.
During tho railroad striko of Inst sum
mer It did absolutely nothing either for
labor or capital.
MWIA TO Tl
The Ex-Congressman Decides to Go
Back to the Council from the
The Democratic County Central Committee
and County Democracy Elect Offi
cers for Next Year.
General Gossip of the Movements of States
men from the Various Parly
Frank Lnwler has announced him
self as a lauddute for Aldcrumu In tin
"I do not know the particular font
tues of the ordinance, but I urn thor
oughly in sympathy with any com
mendable ordinance establishing civil
service lu all the departments of the
city government." said Mayor Hopkins
when asked his opinion of the civil
service ordinance Introduced Into the
Council Monday night. ''If this ordi
nance Is along the right lines and the
Council sees lit to, pass It I am with It.
I will sign It and see that Its provis
ions are enforced. If this one does not
meet wttli the approval of the aldermen
1 hope It will bo amended until It does."
Among aldermen the ordinance re
ceived little discussion. It is n meas
ure that strikes forcibly at what has
I teen the nlderman's chief hold on of
lice his ability to give to the hungry
olllce-seekers who helped to elect him n
place at the public crib. While many
were found who declared some such
system should be established, nearly
all refused to discuss this particular
measure, ou the ground that they had
not read It and did not know Its pro
visions. It Is n common opinion that It
will never puss the body, and that the
establishment of civll-servlce rules
must be by the Legislature, If at nil.
Senator Charles 11. Crawford will
probably be the next president pro tem
pore of tho Stato Semite. A better
chairman could not be selected. Mr.
Crawford Is mi expert parliamentar
ian nud u gentleman besides.
Senator Charles H. Crawford was
one of tho ablest members of tho Leg
islature for many years, and his re
turn to a sent In tho upper house at
Sprlngllold will be of great advuntuge
to the city of Chicago.
If West Town Assessor M. J. Scan hi n
wants a reiiomlmitlou nothing can bent
Tho laniiual election of 'the Cook
County Democracy was held last Sun
day lu Its club-rooms. Four tickets
wero lu the field-one regular and three
Independent. The Australian system
was observed strictly, aud IS" votes
wero cast. Johu S. Cooper, the candi
date for President ou the regular tick
et, received 118.
This Is the ticket elected:
President, Johu S. Cooper; First Vlco
President, David Lewlusohn; Second
Vice President, Daniel K. Root; Third
Vlco President, M. C. McDonald; Re
cording Secretary, Robert K. Burke;
Financial Secretary, Jerry G. Fllnn;
Treasurer, Frank J. Gaulter; Mnrshal,
James II. Farrell; Quartermaster, J.
W. Brown; Assistant Quartermaster,
Jos. Nlehoff; Sergeiiut-iit-iirnis, Chas,
Kxccutlvn Committee-North Side:
Frank G. Murphy, chairman; II. F.
Donovan, II. G. Herbert. West Side:
S. D. Grllltn, Dennis Gnlvlii, John
O'Brien. South Side: Henry Carroll,
II. P. Fleming, Michael O'Connor.
Country towns: F. S. Fonbody, John
F. S. Peabody has been elected chair
man; M. O. McDonald, Jo Sherwood
and F. K. Kldred, vlco chairmen; R. E.
Burke, secretary; aud K. 8. Dreyer,
treasurer of tho Democratic County
People am wondering why Henry
Schomer did not get a vote of thanks
from tho Democratic County Central
Commltteo for his actions as Klectlon
Commissioner. The commltteo voted
a set of thanks to Commissioner
Keeiiau, but overlooked Sir. Schomer
entirely. Why ho was thus slighted Is
Tim Democratic party took n great
step forward at tho first meeting of Its
new Contra! Committee.. It decided
that none but Anglo-Saxon names
would sound well for Its officers, uud
acted accordingly. The Republicans,
however, with such good, old Celtic
cognomens us Smyth and Madden for
lenders, appear to have done pretty
well. Nobody cares very much Just ut
pieseut us to who will lead the Demo
Whenever tho Democrats nre pros
perous that old war horse of Demou
lacy, M. 0. McDounld, Is turned 'down.
But when they aro In the gloom of de
feat, ho Is turned up. Mr. McDonald
was elected Vlco President of tho Dem
ocratic Comity Central Committee last
Tho Democrats havo decided to
keep up their organization lu Cook
County Commissioner Charles Bur
melster Is a veritable mascot. When
ever his mime Is placed on a ticket of
late years It Is elected. Wheii It Is left
off the ticket Is beaten.
Kx-Aldermnu Nicholas Cromer will
lie the Democratic nominee In the First
Ward this spring. The Republicans
will nominate K. It. Bralnerd.
Shu Fish muy be the Democratic
nominee lu the Second, but there nre
those who have their doubts ou tho
Kloventh Ward Republicans are talk
lug of Frank K. Stanley for Aldermun.
Aid. W. D. Kent will also lH u candi
date. When one reads of poor missionaries
torn to pieces by Chinamen for no
cause whatsoever, uud of the horrible
torture nud barbaric treatment of tho
poor Franciscan priest whom the yel
low devils drove Insane ou account of
his sufferings, the great friendship of
Orovcr Cleveland for tho Chinese Is
hard to understand. Ho Is worried
almost to death with tho thought that
the Japanese will whip them.
Mr. Shaffuer Is still at tho head of tho
Illinois Naval Militia, although tho feel
ing lu the ranks against him is said to
be growing rapidly.
A. Fiedler has been re-elected archi
tect of tho School Board. Everybody
Is glad of it. It will imiko the facts
more binding when they come out.
Chris Stiasshelm cannot bo beaten
out of tho Republican nomination for
City Treasurer. He Is tho popular
choice for tho place.
It Is not tho man with i motive, but
the man with a purpose, who wins.
pullipj News, xjio tendency to say
torso nud pregnant things llko tho
above Is very noticeable lu American
Journalists of tho present era, a tenden
cy Which Is not carried out its fully as
It might bo lu tho heavy editorials mid
tho news columns of tho sumo Journals,
'lho ubovo saying, however, Is ono
which Is worthy of personal applica
tion to business matters. Thus there
are many advertisers whoso motives aro
all right, but who havo uo well-defined
purpose lu nddresstng their customers,
who ul ways havo a purpose, clenr, well
defined nud settled, when tho store of
tho advertiser Is visited. It should Im
tho purposo of every advertiser to
awaken special desires; to suggest dell
nltely seasonable or desirable goods;
to show tho speclllc advantages of
certain novelties, and, In short, to
awaken nud luculcato In tho mind of
tho buyer a settled purposo to purchase
tho goods advertised, ami no other.
Respectable people out driving will
find tho Grand restaurant, Cnlumet
avenue aud Thlrty-llf th street, near tho
head of tho Grand boulevard, a splen
did place to stop for refreshments. The
best tho market affords can bo found
tliero at all times.
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