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Mil B WILL BE KB
Republicans Are Certain of the Cook
County Mans Election on the
levated Roads Finally Agree on a Belt
Loop Through the Business
Thomas Prior Takes the Schiller Executes a
Five-Tear Lease of the
Republican leaders gave It out hk cur
tain Unit John Meyer Representative
from tlm Fifteenth District, would be
elected Speaker of tlic House. Ills suc
cess Is now regarded as mire, and nil
coiiMlilorntluii of tlio Scnntorshlp la
based on such u result. Neither Mr.
Meyer nor his friends arc publishing
nny llgtircn uh to IiIh strength In tlio
caucus, but their winy conlldenee has
Increased tto inntvrlitlly within the last
week that several wugers have been
uiitdc that ho will be nominated on tho
Hist ballot. There will be ninety-two
members In the IIouhc ciiucus on tho
otgunlxutloti queHtlon and rorty-Bovon
vuti'M will lie necessary to n choice.
Without counting Holtert II. Mulr, of
Clyde, who is hlmttelf nursing n Hinall
Imioiu for the Speakership, Mr. Meyer
will huve twenty-live votes In tho Cook
County delegation, and It I mild ho ban
more than twenty-two jneiubers from
the country districts pledged to bin sup
port. Nearly nil of the old members
who nerved with lilm In pant year In
Hprlnglleld arc with Meyer, und with
IiIh homo delcgutloti with him hi
frleutlH way ho cannot lose. Cochrane,
of Moultrie; Needles, of Washington,
und White, of Whiteside, lire Htlll In
tho race, and by combining their forces
might wrest the place from tho Cook
County limit, but it Is believed If any
union bo mado It will Include Meyer
iintl only Increase his strength. Judge
Callahan, of Crawford, and Dan llerry,
of Carroll, who have been mentioned
for Spoukor, have about concluded they
have no chance to win, und "tt both or
them arc old colleagues of Mr. Meyer
It Is said lie will prollt by their with
drawal. It was reported In certain circles that
to concede the Speakership to Chicago
meant Unit the country would get the
Seiiutorshlp, anil that Meyer's grow
ing strength was proof positive Unit
Cullom would bo tlio winner. On a
basis Unit nil such affairs are settled by
intdlug, the, conclusion might be logi
cal, but ninny believe the situation In
dicates Unit Cook County Is gaining
In both directions. Cullom hasn't hucIi
mi Iron grip 011 tho Legislature that ho
iiiuld grab the Seniitorshlp olMuunl
nntl throw tho sop of Speakership to
Chicago by way of evening things up.
If ho had ho would let otio of his faith
ful followers along the Haugamon have
the Springfield Job, while he took the
other. Resides, It is said by both fac
tlous that tho organization of the Leg
islature Is to bo settled without refer
once to tho Senutorshlp, and vice versa.
"The feeling In favor of keeping
these two questions apart Is more gcii;
cm I among the nicuthurs of the Legis
lature than tho public has beeu led to
mipposc," said one of tho Hepresenta-Ucs-eleet
lately. "The Speakership
will be decided without any referenco
to the Senatorial tight. They will be
fought out Independently of each other.
Only -a part of the caucus which Is to
iiiiine a Senator will have any voice In
the election of Speaker.
'1 don't think any trading of that sort
can bo done. The choice of a Senator
Is only n part of tlio work to bo done
by the Legislature, and will be accom
plished and forgotten long before the
session Is over. There are too many In
terests Involved In the two contests to
make a combination at nil probable In
my opinion. KikIi would complicate
the other In u way which would lit)
sure to cause trouble, Medlll, Mason,
mid Cullom all have such loyal friends
lu the Itcpubllcau caucus .that nny at
tempt to freeze any one out lu a trade
of that sort would raise u gigautlg
protest and upset all such pinna."
Representative U. S. Ellsworth, of
La Salle, and ex-Representatives Shir
.ley and Cherry wore lu Chicago Mon
day to Hud out what was In the wind.
It Is said that John A. It cove, of Do
catur, Is leading in the race for Clerk
of tho House. Major diaries A. Par
tridge, who balls from Waukegnn, real
izes that If tho Speakership is given to
Cook County he cannot expect to got
. a "-. m -'
the House Clerkship. IIId location. In
the present circumstances, tells against
his chances, for the legislators believe
lu sprinkling the patronage pretty
eipially about J.I10 State.
Hither Senator Crawford, of Cook
County, or Senator l-'vnns, of Aurora,
w III be President of the Senate, .lames
II. Paddock, of Sprlugllcld, seems to
have no opposition In his candidacy
for the Secretaryship. Senator llerry,
with whom Mr. Medlll had so much
fun recently, Intel an ambition to pre
side over tlie upper house, but hasn't
been heard from of late.
After a long conference of all the
presidents of the L roads In Chicago
Tuesday afternoon the announcement
was made that nn agreement had dual
ly ttccii reached for building a belt loop
through the business district of tlio
city, to be used In common by all L
roads. The agreement was signed by
olllccrs of the Luke Street L Honil and
the Northwestern L Itoail. and later
olllccrs of the Alley L und Metropolitan
L "will also sign the papers, unless the
agreement Is broken at the last minute.
The loop Is to be built by the Union El
evated Hallway Company, which was
Incorporated about a mouth ago by
business associates of Mr. Yerkes.
The conference was held In the ollleo
of D. II. Louderback, who represent)!
Mr. Yerkes lu the management of the
Lake Street L and also In the negotia
tions for building tho projected North
western L. President Hopkins, of tlio
Alley L, and President .leitklus, of the
Metropolitan, were present and approv
ed the agreement, which was really pre
pared In New York last week, at a con
ference of the magnates. None of the
parties would reveal the terms of the
agreement, further than to say that the
loop would be built by the Union Ele
vn ted Hallway Company, and leased
to the four L ronds, each of which will
have eiptal privileges lu running trains
over the belt line.
"I do not know now soon we will be
gin work," said Mr. Louderbaek. "The
tlrst step will be to get nu' ordinance
and the next to obtain consents from
property owners nlong the route."
The Union Klevated Hallway Com
pany was Incorporated Nov. 22 with n
capital or $5,000,(100. The directors, all
associates of Mr. Yerkes lu the manage
ment of hla railway properties, are 1).
II. Louderback, Egbert .lamleson, John
It. Parsons, John A. Hose, J. William
Helm, LcGraud W. Pent1, Edmund
Piirthmiiu, Edward Koch and L. D.
Cornice. The route described at that
time was rather ludetlnlte. It was
stilted Unit tlio loop would begin ut a
point between tho Chicago Hlver and
Washington street and between the
south branch of the Chicago Hlver and
Lake Michigan, running thence east to
a point .between State street and Lake
Michigan, thence south to a point be
tween Twelfth street und Vim Huron
street, thence west between the south
branch of the Chicago Hlver and Clark
street, thence north to a point between
Washington street und the Chicago
Hlver, thence east to the place or bo
That genial, popular and talented
Olilcagoiiu. Mr. Thomas W. Prior, who
since last March has been manager of
the Schiller Theater for the Uermaii
Opera-House Company, has taken a
live-year lease of the theater uud its
appurtenances. The new nrruugemeut
took effect Sunday evening, with the
engagement of the Cautllle d'Arvllle
Opera Company. Eastern theatrical
people went negotiating for the theater,
but the record Mr. Prior has made wus
satisfactory to tho directors of the com
pany that owns the theater and was
sulllclout to secure him tho lease. Mr.
Prior leases the theater without any re
strictions such ns, compelled tho pro
duction of Herman attractions Sunday
'nights. That arrangement was found
to Interfere materially with lliinnclal
success, for tho reason some good at-
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1894
tractions could not be Itooked unless
they could play seven nights n week.
Where It Is possible Sunday nights,
however, German attractions will be
presented. Mr. Prior has been success
ful us mamiger of the theater, uud lie
has secured terms which, with contin
ued good maiiagemeut, Insure him suc
cess as lessee.
Unless the coming Legislature af
fords relief It Is unite likely that lh
Judicial sales of property since May.
1MI2, held In the salesroom of the Heal
Estate Hoard will again be removed to
the court house. When the salesroom
wus opened at the time named the
board went to considerable expense hi
lilting up the place, uud also assumed
the carrying charges, amounting to
about J?ir.u per mouth, lu the hope that
regular auction sales, which have prov
ed a great success on the New York
Heal U.ttato Exchange, could be Insti
tuted here, not only giving an Impetus
to real estate transactions generally,
but also to provide a source of revenue.
To give these sales u full start the
Judges of the court were uskeil, and
they consented gladly, to have all de
cretal sales transferred from the court
lu.u-e to the board room. The board
at the time slated that the salesroom
would be furnished for this purpose
free of chut go for a yenr or two, uud
that, If the change should prove desira
ble, after u reasonable time a small fee,
b.iy $1 for each Mile, would be charged.
Masters lu chancery, administrators,
lawyers and others having these sales
in charge were and are delighted with
the change, but now that the board has
furnished the salesroom free of charge
for nearly three years und has asked
thu courts to .help defray the expense,!
ol maintaining the salesroom by Im
posing a charge of .fl for each sale
there being on nn'nveragu 120 sales a
mouth there comes a hitch. The call
board committee has conferred with
the Judges or the various courts and
found them quite willing to comply
with the wishes of the board provided
this could bo done legally. The taxable
costs In all cases are llxed by statute
ami are not subject to change by order
of court. The attorney of the board
has advised the call hoard committee
that under the present staiute such a
fee us the board proposes cannot bo
taxed as costs. The Legislature will
be asked to make the required change
In the statute. If this Is refused It is
quite likely that the salesroom will be
abandoned and the expense of $1,800
per year will be saved. Upon the qucs
Hon of having the local description of
property contained In all published no
tices of decretal sales the committee
was met with the objection that there
.i no method of obtaining any olllclal
local description and that any mistake
in such description volunteered by tho
olllclal having the, sale lu charge might
und probably would vitiate the sale,
Interest In tho approaching annual
election of tho board Is growing among
the members, nud much canvassing is
being done In behalf of half u dozen
men named for tho principal positions.
' ho Idea Is pretty generally expressed
that the honors ought to go to meii here
tofore not recognized as oltier presi
dent, vice president or members of the
valuation committee, which nro con
IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL
sidered the principal positions. In this
respect the following list showing the
olllccrs mentioned since the organiza
tion of tho board will prove of much In
terest to Inquiring members. Tho pres
idents, vice presidents uud valuation
ISSII. President, Henry C. Morey. Vice
President, A. L. Coe; 1884, President.
Henry C. Morey. Vice President. W. L.
Pierce: ISSTi. President, Lyman llulrd,
Vice President, Ilryau Lathrop; 1SSU,
President, II. A. Cuiuinliigs, Vice Presi
dent, Ilryau Lathrop; ISM". President,
William I). Kerfoot, Vice President, II.
It. llaruard; 1KSS, President, Henry L.
Turner, Vice President, tieorge M.
llogue; 18M. President, tieorge M.
llogue. Vice President. Aaron II. Mead;
IMHi, President, Willis (. Jackson, Vice
President, tieorge lllrkhoff, Jr.; 1801.
President, Joslah L. Lombard, Vice
President. Edwin F. Uetchell; ISP.',
President. E. S. Dreyer, Vice President,
F. A. Honsbnw: 18U.I. President. Will
lam A. Itoiid, Vice President, Walter
II. Wilson; 1S04, President, Eugene II.
Plshhurii. Vice President, Hubert c.
Valuation committees. 1S85 and isSi:
-II. C. Morey, William A. Horn), J. L.
Lombard, Ernsf Prusslng nud Samuel
Gehr; 1K87, He;ry C. Morey, Ernst
Prusslng, AT L. Coe, Lyman llulrd and
E. A. Cummlngs; ISSN, Lyman llulrd,
!:. A. Cummlngs. A. L. foe, William I.
Kerfoot and It. W. Ilymaii, Jr.; last),
William D. Kerfool, It. W. Hyiunii, Jr.,
II. L. Turner. II. C. Morey, Wlllluiu L.
Pierce. E. !'. Uetchell und K. S. Dreyer;
ISIKi. i:. F. Ooteholl. E. S. Dreyer, Will
turn L. Pierce, George M. llogue and l-
H. Chandler; IMU, George M. llogue,
Prank It. Chandler, Willis O. .liicksou,
Eugene II. Plshhurii uud Joseph Don
nersberger; 1802, Willis G. Juckson, K.
II. Flshburn, Joseph Douuersherger,
Wlllluiu A. Hond und George Jllrkhnir,
Jr.; ISIKI, George Illrkhofr, Jr., Chniie.
11. Mullikcii, Nelson Thomusson, Hen
Jniulii It. Do Young und Wyllys W.
llulrd; 1SIM, Nelson Thoninsson, 1). It.
Do Young. Wyllys W. lhilrd, Henry A.
Knott and John H. Knight.
J. Speyer has Just let the contracts
for a handsome seven-story and base
ment structure to be erected at the
northeast corner of Vlncennes avenue
and .'Kith Mroct for EmMey l). Whistler
and Frederick W. D.'ittseh. The build
ing will cover IK) by HI) feed and Is to be
constructed In the most substantial
manner, with llreproof purtltlmm of
maekollte. The exterior will be of blue
Hcdford stone for the llrst story nud
basement, with Chicago hydraulic
piessed brick above. Tho interior is to
be tinlshed ill the best modern style
and will have all modern conveniences,
including two elevators, steam heat
and gas ranges. It will be divided Into
forty-nine llutH of from three to live
rooms. The cost of construction Is es
timated at $100,000.
Tho Italian Domocrnts of the Nine
teenth Wurd have organized a perman
ent club und propose to take an active
part hereafter lu local politics. Tho
Nineteenth Ward Italian Democratic
Club has its headquarters at Da Cost a
Hull, 105 Ewing street. It wns organ
ized with 150 members nud will huvo
MO names enrolled at next meeting,
Olllccrs are: Prank Deltosu, President:
-;! Vf -f 'Jl'Wiwf . ';W-i,l!!JP4V,ff""W K-'-'TITS-rav'.-
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.Michael DeCosahi, Vice President:
Louis Lloiiette, Secretary, and Joseph
Navecato, Treasurer. The Executive
Committee Is composed of Frank Whin,
K. Scoglloue. uud A. Putilcllu. A tivo
lilt Ion was adopted at the last meeting
calling on all Italian Democrats lu the
illy to organize by wards and prepare
for Hie spring campaign. The Italian
Democrats have 1,501) votes In the
Nineteenth Ward ami have an actual
majority of nil the votes lu the elev
enth and Thirteenth Prechicta.
Tho friends of Frank Luwier are clr
dilating a petition for his uindldaey
us an Independent candidate for Alder
man In the Nineteenth Ward at the
coming election. They claim that they
will have no trouble lu seeming r,oiK
signatures. Mr. Luwier hopes to suc
ceed Aid. Tom Gallagher, whine term
expires In April.
Tax-payers on the South Side are do
ing n lot of grumbling Just now. The
Afsossor has beeu among litem and has
apparently assessed everything lu
sight. The growl comes principally
trom those whose possessions consist
entirely of personal property ami who
have hitherto escaped paying tuxes.
.Many of these have received notices
trom the otllce of the South Town As
sessor Informing them of the amount
of their taxes, and the ilgurc are um
'to their satisfaction. In one case a mail
whose personal property was valued a.
SUM! received u notlllcntloii that his
taxes amounted to iflUC, or nearly 10
This was partly explained at the of
lice of Um South Town Assessor Tues
day by Inviting a comparison of tin
rules or taxation for lS0.i am) 1MM
Owing to the action of the Shite Hoard
of Kqiinllzatlnu the rate on personal
property has been raised from .;i to 4:i
per cent., ami IP per cent, has been
added to the rate on lauds. Aside from
these two Items of taxable property
the total rate of taxation, as equalized
by the State Hoard, lias hcu raised
front $tl,7f mo to iu:P,. mi shki. The
city tax has been Increased from
.St.tio -l-. to . 1.70. uud slight additions
have been made also on the town tux
uud South Purk tux.
Judge Carpenter, of the United Staten
Circuit Court at Hoston,, delivered a
hard blow to the Hull telephone people
by declaring void the Herliner patent:
owned by the monopoly. He also al
luded with veiled sarcasm to the patent
otllce, which was party to tlio act de
nounced In the decision as fraudulent,
Tho olllccrs of the Harrison Telephone
Company, which claims to be the chief
beuetlehiry of the decision, appear ela
ted. They promise to raid the Held of
the telephono company, nud ns they In
clude many llunuclul -giants, among
whom Ih tho Invincible financier, the
Hon, P. Kgaii, Into of Ireland, Paris
nud Chill, they may bo much In evi
dence. Still, tho Hell people nro on the
ground. Thoy huvo tho poles, tho wires,
the hello machines and tho patronage.
In the iiaturo of things two Indepen
dent telephone systems lu one city
would seem Impossible.
Congressman-elect Treloar, of Mis
soitii, ought to get along nil right In
Congress; ho has managed n comic
opera troupe nud a buticsquo show.
IT IS 1 DKAffi TO ILLINOIS.
Condition of Lincoln's Monument at
Springfield So Declared at a
Meeting of Patriots.
War Veterans Urge
Resting Place of the Illustrious Dead Must
Not Be Regarded as a Dime
At a well-utteuded meeting of war
veterans uud others, held Ju the Heal
Ustate Hoard ltulldlug, Dearborn and
Htimlolph streets, Monday afternoon,
the present state of tho monument or
Abraham Lincoln at Sprlngtleld was
declared a disgrace to Illinois and en
tirely unworthy the spirit or the Amer
Major F. A. lllodgctt presided, and
Robert P. Walker acted as secretary.
Among those present were: General Jo
seph Stockton, General A. L. Chetlaln,
Colonel Nelson Thomson, Colonel Free
man Connors, Colonel .las. A. Sexton,
Colonel Copclnud, Colonel Fred Kber
sold. Colonel Saner, Colonel Wood.
Colonel U. A. Heeler, Colonel A. J. Hur
bank. Colonel John M. South worth, Ma
jor C. L. Hammond, Major A. P. Con
nolly. I-:. A. Ciimmlugs, A. J. Wolcott,
George W. Root, William A. Horn), J.
L. Lombard, W. P. Hemstreet, John F.
MAJOll K. A. 11I.ODOKTT.
Flueiiy. S. K. Gross, Charles II. Teh
belts. J. H. Hlssell, II. G. SeKrldge.
Mrs. . H. Wlnslow, Mrs. Flo Miller.
.Mrs. M. It. M. Wallace.
Colonel W. II. Turner, ex-Alderman
Vlerllng uud II. S. Diet lick were pres
ent uh u delegation from the real es
Major C. I.. Hammond, who for the
past three years has been exerting him
self most actively towards the end for
which the meeting wns culled, describ
ed the present condition of the Lincoln
monument ut Spiiuglleld, He said, In
"The Lincoln Monument Association
went on record July L:i lust, us willing
to turn the monument over to the State.
Tho Republican party, which controls
both branches of the next Legislature,
Is pledged to accept, repair, and proper
ly care for It, All the people of Illinois
desire it. What reason then for fur
ther agitation'.' Simply this, the monu
ment association say tliey passed this
resolution May 21, ISIKI. They proba
bly never knew It. Tho members of the
last Legislature tell me had they known
It a proper hill would have been passed
and the monument nccepled lu 181)11."
Tho monument cost .yj: 10,000, yet It
hud been allowed to full into u dis
graceful conditio!!, tho bronzes broken,
etc. Not even u railing surrounded the
spot where the President's body lay,
and visitors tramped over his sacred
Col. K. A. Keeler, Senior Vice Com
mander of the Illinois G. A. H said:
"Reference has been mado to this
subject at all our eiicainpiiients. We
have come to tho conclusion that the
condition of the monument Is a dis
grace to the State. It has been said by
somebody belonging to our organiza
tion that ho was tired of seeing that
monument made u dime museum of,
uud Unit It ought to bo placed in charge
of those who would see that people
could go without charge or embarrass
ment whatsoever and view tho menuui
tos of our Illustrious dead. The Grand
Army will be hi hearty accord with
anything this meeting can do looking
toward that end."
Tlio next speaker was Gen. A. L.
Chetlaln, who said lu part:
"There Is not much to lie said, save
simply that we have erected a monu
the Placing of the
ment lu the State of Illinois over thu re
mains of that god-like man. Lincoln; u
man whose memory Is not only honor
ed uud respected hi this State ami coun
try, but throughout the eivlll.ed world,
and Unit that monument Is to-day In a
disgraceful condition. 1 have been In
every capital of F.urope and visited the
monuments of the heroic dead of Kitro
pcan con n tries, ami found that till
those monuments were kept in perfect
order. When a foreigner conies anil
sees the condition of this monument
what can he think? It Is a burning'
shame and disgrace to the State of Illi
nois. We should take an early t lino to
move lu this matter. We should (tut
the monument lu proper repair uiul
keep It so."
William A. Hond said that linusou;
Mr. Hel fridge, and Mr. Wilson had been
nppolntedby the Union League Club
to co-operate lu the object or the meet
ing. Col. Wood, representing the Army of
the Potomac; S. K. Gross, representing
the .Marquette Club, ami Comrailc
lieree. of "Taylor's Hattery," promised.
the aid of their respective crguulKU'-
Mrs. M. R. M. Wallace, President of
the Woman's Heller Corps of the Culled
Stutes, who wus received with hearty
applause, said she heartily agreed with,
the sentiments that had been express
ed. "Two years ago I fought a battle
before the Legislature ami won," she
said. "I then said I would never again
appear before the Legislature. To-day
I have changed my mind, comrades.
Whatever help I can I will gladly give
to make the tomb of Abraham Uncoil
a lesson or patriotism rather than a dili
gence. 1 pledge to you the aid of the
earnest women 1 have the honor to
represent." "Abraham Lincoln was Iiemf ami'
shoulders over every man in this eouti.
try except George Washington," wild
Mr. Mlddiiugh, of Dit Page County. "IT
the Legislature won't llx that monu
ment, and our representatives won't
be induced to take the matter lu haiiil,
let us do it ourselves, thai Is, if thow
who have the monument hi charge will'
turn It over to us."
J. II. Hlssell, President of the Sous or
the American Revolution, pledged t lie
support of his association, numbering
three or four hundred patriotic citi
zens. I'vcry member would hull with
Joy und gratification the taking posses
sion of this monument by the State and
the putting of It lu creditable condi
tion. If tiie monument was not noon
attended to the sentiment of gratitude
was a stranger to both the State ami
Mr. K. A. Cummlngs said: "I do nor
represent any association, hut spcuk
slmply as a citizen of the great Slntc
of Illinois, who believes that It It a dis
grace to this State to let this monument
remain lu Its present condition. All wo,
want Is some one to lead the wuy,"
Mrs. Flo Miller, President of fho
Women'- Relief Corps of the Statv off
Illinois, said she represented S,cno
women lu that State alone, uud tlielr
lntlueuce wus ut the disposal of those
who sought to preserve this monument.
"One of our objects Is to teach pa
triotism, ami how can we teach lu any
better way than to reverence the mem
ory of Abraham Lincoln V"
Mrs. ',. R. Wlnslow, President of tlio
Ladles' G. A. It., promises; nil tho liillu
ciice of that organization to keep Lln-
, coin's monument as It ought to bo kept.
John F. Flnerty said:
"There never wns a man that led IiIh
country through n sea of blood mil
trouble with truer fortitude uud nobler
porsovoruneo than that displayed by
Abraham Lincoln. These eulogies um
not necessnry.but when wo look around'
In F.uropo uud see tho relics or KoscIub
ko preserved in tho cathedral of Cra
cow, and the ashes of Napoleon honor'
ed under the Invalhles, and Welling
ton's under the dome of St. Paul's, und'
(Coutlunwl on fourth page.)
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